Archive for February 18th, 2013

February 18th, 2013 - 1:04 pm § in Misc.

Are the Russians Really Repricans?

Russian MPs back ‘gay propaganda’ ban amid scuffles Protesters gathered for a “kiss-in” Continue reading the main story Related Stories Gay rights figure fined in Russia Russia fined over gay parade ban Moscow bans gay pride for century The Russian parliament has backed a ban[...]

February 18th, 2013 - 12:17 pm § in Misc.

PRESIDENT ROMNEY: My Friend Paul Is Loyal

Rumor: Paul Ryan ‘Taking a Hard Look’ at Presidential Run The rumor that a group of right wing Republicans, calling themselves “Repricans,” have asked vide president Ryan to explore running against Mr. Romney is false. Asked about that at last week’s news conference, Mr[...]

February 18th, 2013 - 10:21 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Chavez thanks God, returns to Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – President Hugo Chavez returned to Venezuela early Monday after more than two months of treatment in Cuba following cancer surgery, his government said, triggering street celebrations by supporters who welcomed him home while he remained out of sight at Caracas’ [...]

February 18th, 2013 - 4:16 am § in Misc.

Race to the top

Karachi Pakistan to build world’s highest building Muslims in world’s tallest tower face longer fast Gulf States in Race to Build World’s Tallest Tower World’s tallest tower opens in Tokyo World’s tallest woman dies in China Makkah to Get World’s Tallest Clock Tower[...]

February 18th, 2013 - 12:06 am § in Misc.

Adam Smith on the Republica Budget Debacle

from a letter that Smith wrote on December 15, 1783 to Lord Auckland, William Eden: I shall only say at present that every extraordinary either encouragement or discouragement that is given to the trade of any country more than to that of another, may, I think, be demonstrated to be in every case a [...]