Monthly Archives: December, 2011

More Germans forced into early retirement

Deutsche Rentenversicherung, says, Germany’s state pensions service, demographic shifts, pressure in the job market and changes to pension rules mean that more and more workers are being forced to take pension cuts and go into early retirement.   The average monthly rental paymetn fell by €113 a month in 2010.

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Small businesses hit with many regulations

As it stands now, millions of Americans are out of work, and taking part time jobs they don’t really want.  And the government isn’t making it any easier for them.  Those looking to cast off a frustrating job search and set out to make money on their own will encounter a vineyard of red tape …

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Gingrich says Palin could be running mate

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says he would consider former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as a potential running mate.  He also said Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, would be an ideal candidate for energy secretary. 

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Once Again Federal Reserve Sectretly Bails Out European Banks

It has now happened again – Earlier in the month, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (left) told the U.S. Senate that the Fed had no intention of bailing out the European banks, indicating that he “doesn’t have the intention or the authority” to do so.  But he did.  Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Bernanke made it …

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UK Labour Party: Sharp rise in social care fees a stealth tax

There has been a sharp rise in the cost of council services for elderly and disabled people, Labour has warned.  Data from 93 out of 153 councils in England have shown that  fees for meals on wheels has gone up by 13% over the last two years, while transport rose by 33%.  Also the survey found …

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DA asks Wis. Supreme Court to reopen union lawsuit

At the Wisconsin Supreme Court a prosecutor on Friday asked to reopen his lawsuit challenging Gov. Scott Walker’s contentious collective bargaining law, contending a justice who voted to dismiss the suit earlier this year got free legal help from the firm defending the law.  Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne argued in the filing, with …

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WA StatePot Initiative Causes Controversy

Backers of an effort to legalize marijuana, and regulate recreational marijuana use in Washington state submitted more than 340,000 signatures to try to qualify their initiative on Thursday, a move protested by some legalization supporters who say the proposal harms medical marijuana patients.  A dozen protestors carrried signs that read “Legalize not penalize”, and shouted …

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More green programs planned for U.S. grid

The US government has said that it approved of a solar plant in California and a wind farm in Oregon that could provide enough energy for 112,500 homes.  Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of Interior announced approval of two renewable energy projects, which would collectively generate about 379 megawatts of power.

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Trump: Delay of Keystone XL ‘dumb’

US billionaire Donald Trump is advocating the controversial pipeline from Canada to the United States, calling U.S. policy “dumb.”  The Keystone XL pipeline project would transport oil and gas from Alberta’s oil sands to southern U.S. refineries but has brought environmental concerns, prompting President Barack Obama to defer a decision until 2013. Trump who is …

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Facebook photos lead to child abuse arrests in Arizona

Just when we thought that we have heard everything, these two idiots surface.  There are 2 parents in Arizona who were arrested by sheriff’s deputies after apparently posting pictures on Facebook that showed their children, an infant and a toddler, bound with duct tape, authorities said on Thursday.  Frankie Almuina, 20, and Kayla Almuina, 19, …

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