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Economic Health Has Greece Turned a Corner? Greece, which took over the European Council presidency on Jan. 1, claims it is returning to economic health and is even expecting modest growth this year. But a closer look raises doubts. By Christoph Pauly, Gregor Peter Schmitz and Christoph Schult more... [ Comment ] Super Subs The German Defense Industry Discovers Asia The German defense industry is increasingly looking to Asia as a growing market for its products.

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The Blog of Tarek Atrissi: Arabic Type, Typography, Design and Visual CultureThe Blog of Tarek Atrissi: Arabic Type, Typography, Design and Visual Culture by Tarek Atrissi To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Lebanon’s independence, Lebanon’s Central Bank issued a 50.000 Lebanese Lira banknote, uniquely designed to commemorate the occasion. The new design, released a week before independence day, was heavily criticized by the public, particularly on social media. Most of the critical opinions on the new design were short, personal, and did not go deeper than the surface: some voiced their negative opinion about the visual aesthetics of the banknote and its clutter of effects and colors, calling it a “Photoshop massacre”. Others were shocked how the banknotes had spelling and grammatical mistakes.

Finding German-Language Pen Pals (2) Finding German-Language Pen PalsPart 2 Of course, in order for any of this to work, you must first find someone with whom you can exchange mail! If you have been to a German-speaking country, you may know someone you can write. But even then, not all of the people you know will have email capabilities or even want to correspond on a regular basis. And if you don't really know anyone to write, what can you do?

The Real rights of Man/ Thomas Spence Published in The Pioneers of Land Reform: Thomas Spence, William Ogilvie, Thomas Paine, edited with an introduction by M. Beer, 1920. Also published in The Political Works of Thomas Spence, edited by H. T. Dickinson, 1982. Far Cry Primal: Same old, same old We've had a Micronesian archipelago, the African savannah, Pacific islands, fictional Himalayan peaks, and even an '80s action movie. Now we're going 12,000 years back in time to the Stone Age. Far Cry goes Primal, said a marketing whiz somewhere, somewhen. Unsurprisingly, then, the single-player-only Far Cry Primal has a distinctly rural vibe. NY Times WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday voted to gut major provisions of President Obama’s immigration policy, approving legislation that would revoke legal protections for millions of undocumented immigrants, including children, and put them at risk of deportation. The vote drew condemnation from Democrats and the White House and led more than two dozen Republicans, many worried about the perception that the party is hostile to immigrants, to break away and vote no.

Free Printable US Currency Sheets Using play money is an excellent way to teach children about buying, selling, saving, and budgeting, as well as simple addition and subtraction. Each printable image file below contains three slightly enlarged photocopies of real US currency bills, so you can quickly print double-sided fake money that looks very authentic. You can also print out play money to make bookmarks, gag gifts, origami, or other paper crafts. Sound 'The Cube', one of the world's largest, privately owned electroacoustic measurement facilities, is an empty room measuring, 12 x 12 x 13 meters. Starting from the technical drawings it is used in all stages of product development. Its enormous size makes it possible to measure acoustic response without reflections from walls, floor, or ceiling. 'The Cube' gives us the precision we need to measure a loudspeaker’s frequency, power and directivity responses. Accurate measurements alone aren't enough though.

About – Consortiumnews From Editor Robert Parry: We founded Consortiumnews.com in 1995 as the first investigative news magazine on the Internet. The site was meant to be a home for important, well-reported stories and a challenge to the inept but dominant mainstream news media of the day. As one of the reporters who helped expose the Iran-Contra scandal for the Associated Press in the mid-1980s, I was distressed by the silliness and propaganda that had come to pervade American journalism. I feared, too, that the decline of the U.S. press corps foreshadowed disasters that would come when journalists failed to alert the public about impending dangers.

uk.businessinsider Getty Images / Doug Pensinger / Allsport On Friday, the November jobs report paved the way for the Federal Reserve to raise its benchmark interest rate in two weeks. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the US economy added 211,000 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate held steady at a seven-year low of 5%. Economists had estimated that nonfarm payrolls grew by 200,000 jobs last month, while the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5%. Average hourly earnings grew 0.2% month on month, unchanged from October. Ten True Facts Guaranteed to Short-Circuit Republican Brains As a public service to those who find themselves inextricably cornered by aggressively ill-informed Republicans at work, on the train or at family gatherings, presented here are ten indisputably true facts that will seriously challenge a Republican’s worldview and probably blow a brain cell or two. At the very least, any one of these GOP-busters should stun and confuse them long enough for you to slip quietly away from a pointless debate and allow you to get on about your business. 1. The United States is not a Christian nation, and the Bible is not the cornerstone of our law.

Olivia Arthur photographs Saudi Arabian life in her book, Jeddah Diaries. Copyright Olivia Arthur/Magnum Photos In 2009, the British Council invited Olivia Arthur to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to teach a two-week photography workshop for women. She agreed with the hope that she would also have the chance to make some work of her own. Her photos from that time, as well as two subsequent trips, are collected in her book, Jeddah Diary, published by Fishbar. German radio stations streaming live on the internet Stream types: requires Windows Media Player requires a streaming MP3 player such as Winamp, iTunes, Foobar2000 or VLC Media player requires an Ogg Vorbis compatible player such as Winamp, Foobar2000 or VLC Media player requires an aacPlus player such as Winamp 5.08+, Foobar2000 or VLC Media player

Main Page Documents The MFF Archive is the largest searchable electronic archive of information relating to the assassinations of the 1960s and their larger historical context, including over 1,000,000 pages of declassified government documents. Essays

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