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Japan will face massive toilet paper shortage in the event of an earthquake

On Disaster Preparedness Day, the Japanese government urges citizens to stock up

Top Pol: Gays Have No Chance In Crimea

33 minutes agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Crimea's top politician today said that gay people "have no chance" now that Russia has taken over the region. Via the Guardian: Speaking about gay people during a Crimean government session on Tuesday, the region’s de facto leader Sergei...Show More Summary

Britons 42% Less Unhappy With Their Banks

Don’t worry, the U.K.’s Financial Ombudsman Service still has plenty to do, since a 42% drop in complaints still leaves 191,000 complaints from the first half. Plus, now that the government has given its citizens the O.K. to be unhappy...Show More Summary

In 30 Days, Ice Bucket Challenge Tops One Year of Feds' Spending on ALS

Until August, the federal government was the biggest donor to research for a cure for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Now it is millions of people with buckets of ice. Since the ALS ice bucket challenge caught fire across the Internet and the world, the charity has raised over $100.9 million in thirty days. Show More Summary

Sign the Petition: Make the Government Accountable for Missing Persons in National Parks & Forests

MAKE THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ACCOUNTABLE FOR PERSONS MISSING IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS & FORESTSSIGN THE PETITIONCurrently, there is no centralized registry or database of persons who have gone missing in our national parks and forests or on Bureau of Land Management lands. Show More Summary

Chinese Commodity Crash Continues, But Pigs Are Flying

When it comes to keeping track of China's economy, one can listen, and ignore, the official goalseeked and made-up-on-the-fly data released by the government, or one can simply observe the price dynamics of the all-important ChineseShow More Summary

IRS Can End 'Dark Money' in Federal Elections

The Internal Revenue Service can put an end to "dark money" in federal elections. The IRS can do so by itself by adopting new regulations to govern section 501(c)(4) "social welfare" groups in time for the 2016 national elections The...Show More Summary

Yemen president moves to end Houthi standoff

Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi dismisses cabinet to make way for a new unity government in bid to end standoff with Shia rebels.


SO BASICALLY, EVERYTHING THE GOVERNMENT HAS TOLD US FOR DECADES WAS WRONG: A Call for a Low-Carb Diet. People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new [...]

Halliburton to Settle Deepwater Horizon Claims for $1.1 Billion

Halliburton Co. will pay $1.1 billion to Gulf Coast residents, local governments and businesses affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, moving to limit its liabilities ahead of a court ruling that could have increased its costs. The...Show More Summary

Would Solar Roadways Work? A Government Engineer Discusses the Controversial Technology

In 2009, after a couple years of tinkering in their driveway, the Brusaws secured a $100,000 grant from the Department of Transportation for their company, Solar Roadways. "I didn't need that much money to have a bunch of professors write a paper. So I asked [the DOT] if we could simply build a prototype," said Scott Brusaw. read more

French Government Warns Low Inflation Has Created A 'Shock' And Now They're Going To Miss Their Budget Targets

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin has warned the government won't be able to meet its goal of $21 billion in savings because inflation is too weak. Consumer price increases excluding tobacco in France have slowed to 0.4%. OverallShow More Summary

Critics Talk Turkey At Istanbul Internet Governance Forum

They’re usually bland annual gathering of Internet regulators and technical experts. But this year's Internet Government Forum is taking place in Turkey, whose government this year banned YouTube, blocked Twitter, and hijacked Internet traffic.

The Morning After: What Happens When A Government Destroys Its Currency

Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog, Imagine this scene: “Everyone in the country was in shock. People’s net worth had devalued more than 53% overnight.” “The value in savings accounts dropped in half and neither merchants...Show More Summary

UK Govt. Warns Google, Microsoft & Yahoo Over Piracy

UK Culture Secretary Sajid Javid says that the government has warned Google, Microsoft and Yahoo over the issue of online piracy. In an address to the BPI’s AGM in London yesterday, Javid said that if the search engines don't stop referring people to pirate sites, the government will take a legislative approach. Show More Summary

Questions for the Government in an Insider Trading Case

Catching an insider trader is usually a good thing. But when the investigation results in allowing a crime to take place, that can be troubling, Peter J. Henning writes in the White Collar Watch column.

Photos of alleged 9/11 '20th hijacker' can stay classified: court

2 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday said photos of a Saudi national imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay who U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said the government plausibly showed that releasing...Show More Summary

Tesla Motors: The Road To China Isn't Easy

By Sarita Pereira: China has about 70,000 electric vehicles (or EVs) on the road. The Chinese government aims to put 5 million electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles on its roads by 2020, to curb pollution and reduce reliance on oil imports. Show More Summary

Liberian Government’s Blunders Pile Up in the Grip of Ebola

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's government was forced to lift a quarantine of one of Monrovia's worst slums last week as errors mount

Steve Webb: Groundbreaking reforms promise greater ‘pensions certainty’

The next stage of the government’s ground-breaking pension reforms will receive their Second Reading in Parliament today (Tuesday 2 September 2014), giving the House of Commons its first chance to debate the plans. The Pension Schemes Bill will enable the development of new breeds of Defined Ambition and collective pension schemes – giving more workers […]

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