On the Thursday, January 26th edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex talks with Dr. Mayer Eisenstein on the dangers of vaccines. Eisenstein is Board Certified by the American Board of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. Part 2>
26 Jan 2012
¥1,086,000,000,000,000 (Quadrillion) In Debt And Rising, And WhyThe ¥ Will Soon Be A $: "A Lost Decade... Or Two"
Yesterday the Japanese Finance Ministry made a whopper of an announcement: in the year ending March 2013, total Japanese debt will surpass one quadrillion yen, or ¥1,086,000,000,000,000. This is roughly in line with the Zero Hedge expectations that by this March total Japanese debt would surpass one quadrillion yen. In USD terms, at today's exchange rate, this is precisely $14 trillion. And while smaller than America's $15.4 trillion (net of all post debt ceiling breach auctions), which was $14 trillion about a year ago, the GDP backing this notional amount of debt, which just so happens is greater than the GDP of the entire Euro area, is a modest ¥481 trillion, so by the end of the next fiscal year, Japan will have a Debt to GDP ratio of 225%. And that's not counting all the household and financial debt. So prepare to add quadrillion to the vernacular. At this exponential rate of increase quintillion will appear some time in 2015 and so on.
The new device could radically improve healing times for tens of millions, at a cost of $3.
No one really knows why, but for an open wound, simply applying suction dramatically speeds healing times. (The theory is that the negative pressure draws bacteria out, and encourages circulation.) But for almost everyone, that treatment is out of reach--simply because the systems are expensive--rentals cost at least $100 a day and need to be recharged every six hours.
Angela Merkel kicked off Davos today by taking on the bond market and promising more Europe as the solution to Europe's problems. And while we've heard public concerns over the ills of crony capitalism, don't you worry, Davos has found just the man to defend it, and Lauren Lyster, live from Davos, is just the woman to do it!
Libyan militias remain heavily armed, uncontrolled and continue to detain Muammar Gaddafi loyalists.That was the message given to the UN Security Council in a session assessing the current situation in the country.
Revolutionary forces were believed to have been responsible for recent fatal clashes in Tripoli, Bani Walid and Benghazi.
Concern was also raised over some 8,000 prisoners held by militias amid reports of torture.
Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights gave her view of the current situation in Libya: Source
David Cameron tells the World Economic Forum that eurozone leaders need to "stop tinkering" and "be bolder" if the debt crisis is to be averted, while Prudential boss Tidjane Thiam claims the minimum wage has become a "machine to destroy jobs". Source
Look at the European crisis through Germany's eyes: Why can't all of Europe grow and balance budgets? That won't happen, legendary investor George Soros tells Chrystia Freeland. But here's how Germany can save Europe - and how Europe can help itself. On Russia>
Over the years, I've definitely found that there are plenty of folks working inside the major record labels (and big studios) who really do get what's going on. The problem is often that their voices are drowned out by others (usually the older guard) who are pretty stubborn in their anti-innovation, anti-consumer ways. It's always nice, however, when someone from the inside pops up and says something sensible in public, and those folks deserve kudos. The latest is Craig Davis, EMI's VP of Urban Promotions. He recently did a Reddit AMA (for you non-Redditors -- a Q&A session), in which someone asked him his opinion of SOPA/PIPA/ACTA, and he gave a really reasonable answer:
Personally, I feel that the method they're using is incorrect. All it will do will cause headaches and issues for everyone.
However, I do believe that a person should be compensated for their work. I feel that piracy is a big issue, and things like Spotify will assist in combating this problem.
Gabe Newell is correct, it's a service issue not an issue of money. Sales have gone up from sales concerts and merchandise, it's obvious that our fans still love music. We're just not giving them their music in an easier way.