December 1, 2008

Jeb Bush Interview: 'We Can't Be Democrat-Lite'

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush tells Newsmax TV the direction he thinks the Republican Party should head in following its second consecutive election cycle defeat. He says it shouldn't be perceived as "the old white guy party." He shares his thoughts on attracting minority voters, the immigration issue, grassroots campaigning, and he makes compelling points about education reform.

Hillary To Become Top Diplomat

Sen. Hillary Clinton is set to become the next Secretary Of State under the Barack Obama administration. Bill Plante reports.

November 3, 2008

Obama's grandmother dies of cancer

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's grandmother died of cancer, he said in a statement on Monday, a little more than a week after Obama interrupted the White House race to say goodbye to her in Hawaii.

October 28, 2008

Obama's Newly Discovered Marxist Comments

First he said he wanted to "spread the wealth around," now, in a newly released seven year old radio interview, Obama says he regrets the U.S. Supreme Court never got involved in wealth redistribution. Obama campaign refuses to protect against fraudulent contributions. Coochy, bad dog, no biscuit!

Sarah Palin Mishandled

U.S. News & World Report senior writer, commentator and analyst Michael Barone tells Newsmax TV that the McCain campaign mishandled Sarah Palin by keeping her "out of sight" for the first month of her campaign. He also notes Palin should have insisted on live interviews with the TV networks, not taped ones in which Palin's best answers are edited and "left on the cutting room floor," as ABC and CBS did. Barone also shares his views on the accuracy of pollsters.

Campaign Buttons: An Election Poll

Campaign button sales as a predictor of election results? Jim Warlick, Political Worthologist has been conducting this unscientific poll since 1988 and his results have accurately predicted the president every year except for 2000. WorthPoint's Dan Borsey caught up with Warlick at the Atlantique City Show in Atlantic City, New Jersey to find out who the next president will be according to the USA Button Poll. For more information go to www.usabuttonpoll.com WorthPoint - Get the Most from your Antiques and Collectibles.

Kenyans cash in on Obama mania

T-shirts featuring Barack Obama's face are selling quickly in the Kenyan capital. The T-shirts come in a variety of colors and are sold for 10 U.S dollars. The U.S Democrat presidential candidate has also had babies, beer and a road named after him. Obama is the son of an American mother and Kenyan...

October 26, 2008

Democrats looking to turn Virginia blue

Obama on Saturday took shots at McCain's attempt to keep some distance between himself and Bush, a Republican presiding at a time when most people think the country is badly off track. The White House announced this week that Bush has already cast his vote for McCain.

"That's no surprise, because when it comes to the policies that matter for middle class families, there's not an inch of daylight between George Bush and John McCain," Obama said.

While Obama keeps up that theme, McCain is hammering a message that Obama is a tax-and-spend threat to the nation. Politically, the tanking economy has swung momentum in Obama's favor, but McCain is trying to win some back by casting aspersions about Obama's fiscal discipline.

Bush, meanwhile, has been quietly on the sidelines for virtually the entire election. But his name is mentioned often.

Other battleground states — Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Florida — are on Obama's itinerary as the final full week of the campaigning begins. McCain begins Sunday in Iowa and Ohio.


McCain's Joe The Plumber Tour

GOP presidential candidate John McCain has started his "Joe The Plumber Tour" in an effort to connect with middle class swing voters. Chip Reid reports from the McCain campaign trail.

August 18, 2008

More gains expected in anti-terror drive in post-Musharraf era

With Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf gone, Washington must work with Islamabad's democratically elected government to wage the &quot...

August 11, 2008

US releases 250,000 dollars for emergency aid in Georgia

The United States has made available 250,000 dollars in aid for ally Georgia aimed at providing emergency supplies for thousands of people...

US orders medical care for jailed Pakistani scientist

A US court on Monday ordered medical care for a Pakistani scientist said to be seriously sick since being shot last month in an alleged stru...

August 8, 2008

US General says Pakistani intelligence complicit in Afghan violence

The top US commander in Afghanistan Thursday publicly accused Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate of "some complicity" over time with militant groups fomenting violence in Afghanistan. Lieutenant General David McKiernan's comment in an ...

August 3, 2008

Gates says extremism top priority

Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Pentagon officially named "the long war" against global extremism as its top priority The Defense Department also emphasized the need to subordinate military operations to "soft power" initiatives. It's a new defense strategy to undermine Islamist militancy by promoting development in vulnerable corners of the world.

July 31, 2008

McCain launched negative ads against Obama

With three months before Election Day, the McCain campaign launched a negative ad that mocks Barack Obama's popularity, comparing him to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. Chip Reid reports.

July 29, 2008

Former astronaut says extra-terrestrials have been covered by governments for decades

An Apollo 14 astronaut says extra-terrestrials do exist and it's been covered up by governments for decades. 43 illegal aliens are collared in Hawaii. The Arctic may hold 90 billion barrels of oil, much of it in Alaska. Denver officials bracing for rowdy demonstrators at Dem convention decide not to goo them.

July 24, 2008

Rep. Blunt: "Energy Certainly Dominates Every Discussion."

House Republican Whip Roy Blunt tells Newsmax correspondent Ashley Martella that energy is the single most discussed issue everywhere he goes. His energy strategy is "find more, choose less, invest in the future." He says the U-S is the only country in the world that sees its energy resources "as an environmental hazard, not an economic opportunity and weĆ¢€™re paying the price for that right now." He thinks chances "are close to zero" that Speaker Pelosi will allow a vote on drilling, noting she has a 20 year record of opposing it.

July 12, 2008

Obama and Clinton: Unity or debt?

Barack courts women supporters a day after forgetting to ask his supporters to help pay off Hillary Clinton's campaign debt. Clinton needs the help. She owes more than $10 million to campaign creditors. Fred Katayama reports from New York.

June 26, 2008

Dems Will Not Allow Oil Supply Increase

The ranking Republican on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Jim Inhofe tells Newsmax correspondent Ashley Martella that Democrats will not allow drilling in petroleum-rich areas of the outer continental shelf or anywhere in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. He says people fed up with prohibitive gasoline prices need to pressure them. He explains the fallacy of their argument that the oil companies are not drilling on millions of acres they've already leased. Inhofe notes the millions of dollars far left organizations, funded by George Soros and others are pouring into the anti-drilling crusade.

Mugabe is a fascist dictator

Robert Mugabe is one of the most prolific mass murderer in modern history on par with those animals who rule Burma. He is committing genocide to retain his grip on power. In the face of hundreds of thousands of human being starving to death, his murdering four more human beings is hardly worth the mention.

He has no other tactic other than terror. He should never have been allowed to leave Italy when he was there to attend the UN meeting. Mugabe is a lying, fascist dictator. The only reason he still hangs on to power is his main sponsor -the aids denialist Mbeki-.

Mugabe (Zimbabwe), Fidel Castro (Cuba) and Hugo Chavez (Venezuela) must be condemned by the international community. If not, we are supporting his crimes.


June 19, 2008

We need to drill more for oil

President George W Bush has asked Congress to end a 27-year ban on drilling for oil in US coastal waters to reduce dependence on imports. Mr Bush said rocketing world oil prices meant the United States could not afford to pass up opportunities for developing energy resources at home.
About two years ago a significant event happened in oil production that will have a big impact on world consumption: For the first time in history the rate of depletion of known reserves now exceeds that of new reserve discovery. What this means is that we are using up our known reserves faster then we are replacing them with new discovery. So yes! We need to drill more. It's not simply a matter of economics, but also one of our very survivals. Without oil the human race will crash and burn out.

June 13, 2008

McCain defends controversial Iraq comment

Republican presidential candidate John McCain says his controversial comment that it was 'not too important' when American troops are withdrawn from Iraq highlights the need for town hall appearances with Democratic rival Barack Obama.

June 12, 2008

Ireland to vote on EU reform treaty

Irish voters are going to the polls to decide whether to ratify the European Union reform treaty. Ireland is the only one of 27 member states to hold a referendum on the treaty and the vote is being anxiously watched across Europe. All of the main Irish parties back the Yes vote but the No campaign have made strong gains. Many voters remain undecided and polls suggest the result will be extremely close.
This Treaty is about restructuring institutions that are ALREADY there. It is about reforming and making the EU which has the overwhelming support of Irish people 90%+ . It is not about changing National Law's, or National Freedom.
The Yes side has been so slow and unable to get the basic simple principles that are good about this treaty across.
The No side has simply muddied the water, confused people. Putting doubts about the EU's involvement in Ireland's tax and abortion laws…

June 2, 2008

Taiwan-China talks

Taiwan has accepted an invitation from China to restart bilateral talks. Bilateral talks between China and Taiwan have been suspended for a decade but the election of Ma Ying-jeou as Taiwan's president in March has brought about a rapid thaw in relations. China has invited Taiwanese officials to attend talks in Beijing from 11 June, with the focus on tourism and charter flights. Chinese state media Xinhua said the talks would cover the issue of mainland tourists visiting Taiwan and the establishment of direct regular charter flights.

The immediate result of the talks will be more economic progress and reassurance that there will be peace for quite a some time. That is a good thing for all people. A civilization is stronger when its people are working together. Some people may still want independence but if you look at the Middle East, the Arab nations would not come to aid their fellow Arabs in Iraq even though they share similar culture and history. Chinese people should avoid disunity or they will all suffer.

May 30, 2008

Angry Bush Team Rips Book

The Bush administration plays defense over damning allegations in Scott McClellan's book. Jim Axelrod reports.

May 28, 2008

Silvered investors

I think silver has more room to grow when you compare to the silver high in the past.
And the most important fact you have to remember, the largest mining companies in the world like BHP are not investing in finding more mines when the demand has already outnumber the supply. Instead they are putting more funds in M&A activity. You can invest in silver through well famous and regulated companies like Monex Deposit Company (MDC). They can offer good advice for novice and professionals, and you can buy coins or ingots for your convenience.
Silver is definitely set to head up higher. To give you further assurance, I'm in the Silver run myself.

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The problem isn't the price of oil

French fishing crews will continue a blockade of ports and fuel depots in protest at marine diesel prices and the Malaysian government have announced a ban of foreign-registered vehicles buying subsidized gasoline. Prices have more than doubled in the past year to $135 a barrel, pushing up the price of fuel, energy bills and food.

In the USA in 1970, gasoline was 34 cents per gallon. Gold was $35 an ounce. So an ounce of gold bought about 100 gallons of gasoline. Today, gold is $920 per ounce and gasoline $4. So an ounce of gold will buy about 230 gallons of gasoline. Priced in gold, gasoline is now less than half what it was in 1970. The problem isn't the price of oil; the problem is money is becoming worthless, and wages are not keeping up with this inflation.

Moqtada al-Sadr called for a protest campaign

Iraqi anti-American Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has called for a protest campaign to force Baghdad to abandon a proposed deal that will extend the US troop presence in Iraq beyond 2008. Sadr said the proposed Status of Forces Agreement aimed at giving a legal basis to US troops after the December 31 expiry of a UN mandate defining their current status, was "against Iraqi national interests". His powerful movement planned to send delegations to neighbouring countries and to the West and to international bodies such as the United Nations, the Arab League and the European Ubnion to explain its position.

Sadr said the Iraqi government should consult the people before entering into any deal with Washington. US President George W. Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki signed a non-binding statement of principles in November for the negotiations, which began in March with the aim of concluding a pact by the end of July. There are currently about 150,000 US troops deployed in Iraq, which was invaded by US-led forces in March 2003.

May 14, 2008

Enrich your electoral prediction with a map

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Pakistan's stability

One of the main parties in Pakistan has announced it is leaving the coalition government. The PML-N, led by ex Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has said its ministers will leave their posts because of a dispute over the reinstatement of judges, who were sacked by President Pervez Musharraf. Mr Sharif wants their old powers back, while the PPP party, the biggest one in the coalition, wants limitation to their powers.
Pakistan is slowly sliding back to military grip again after few months of strengthening it's democratic process. This has created a great setback among the democratic forces in Pakistan and world. The infighting among the different sections regarding reinstating of dismissed judges is the main problems that is causing the split. Some judges have in the past been used by one sections against other's. Now the tug of war is about who should be reinserted led to this damage to the stability.

May 1, 2008

Other blow for Al-Qaeda

A US air strike in Somalia killed at least 12 people on Thursday, including an Al-Qaeda's military leader in the war-torn country. The militant leader was named as Moalim Aden Hashi Ayro who trained with Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and had been linked to the deaths of foreign aid workers in Somalia. He had been a target of a US air strike in 2007.

In Washington, the Pentagon confirmed an attack on an Al-Qaeda military leader in Somalia but declined to identify him and would not initially say whether the mission had been successful. A war plane dropped three large bombs on the house at about 2:00 am (2300 GMT Wednesday).

April 24, 2008

Clinton Gets Help From Republican Ad Against Obama

Barack Obama is taking a break from the campaign trail today, but Hillary Clinton is pressing her case that she is the candidate most capable of beating John McCain. She's even getting some help from the Republicans. CBS News Reporter Susan Roberts.

Coin dealer

Looking to drop some cash on coins? Go for it! Investing in coins has been a popular hobby and lucrative way to earn back more money for quite some time. And why shouldn't it? One of the many great things about investing in rare coins like the morgan dollar is that they are a private investment, and you can find several good coin dealer to advice you. There are many things you should know about this practice before getting involved, the biggest one being that you shouldn't expect to see returns on your investments for 1 year or more. That means whatever rare coins you buy you should hold on to for at least 1 year, because they won't be worth anything should you decide to unload them before that time.

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Mogabe lost the elections

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was the "clear victor" of last month's poll, a top US envoy says. Independent Zimbabwean monitors say Mr Tsvangirai gained 49% of the vote - just short of the threshold for outright victory - but more than President Mugabe.

Zimbabwe has no place for Mugabe. He still thinks he is in the 70's and 80's. Yes he fought for Zimbabwe's independence, but times have changed now, Britain is no longer the enemy, now it is a saviour aiding our flagile African governments.
It is much easier to make a new baby than to ressurect a dead child, Mugabe is dead and he should go!

Opinion and gay rights

The third time was the charm for a Neuqua Valley High School student who wants to express his sentiments on homosexuality by wearing a "Be Happy, Not Gay" T-shirt to class. Neuqua sophomore Alex Nuxoll had twice filed for an injunction that would suspend "the school's policy that allows speech in favor of homosexual conduct, but bans speech critical of homosexual conduct," according to his attorneys at the Alliance Defense Fund.

And twice courts had denied that request. But on Wednesday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit reversed the lower courts' rulings against Nuxoll, saying the district court must order Neuqua to suspend its ban on the shirt while the civil rights lawsuit filed by Nuxoll and Neuqua grad Heidi Zamecnik proceeds.

I think we have the right to express our opinion about any topic, but we must tolerate others and respect their right to exist in a different way.

April 13, 2008

Stalling the Colombia Deal

WSJ Americas columnist Mary Anastasia O'Grady on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's vote to block action on a free-trade deal with Colombia. James Freeman reports.

April 12, 2008

Cocaine’s route

US drugs officials are concerned about growing quantities of cocaine being trafficked through Africa to Europe, as amounts of the stimulant reaching the United States tapers off. Trafficking in 2007 had shifted to cocaine coming out of Colombia, through Venezuela in increasing amounts, and by both maritime routes and by air, coming toward Europe.

According to the United Nations, Europe is the second largest illicit market in the world after the United States. Spain is the major port of entry for South American cocaine, but large quantities also transport through Portugal. US figures showed that some 58,000 kilogrammes (128,000 pounds) of cocaine arrived in Europe from Venezuela last year -- compared to almost 29,000 (64,000 pounds) in 2000 -- while 3,600 kilogrammes (8,000 pounds) came from Colombia, well down from over 64,000 (141,000 pounds) eight years ago.

April 7, 2008

Hugo Chavez: “Raul Castro is the new menace to the revolution”

Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela, said last Sunday that Cuban and Venezuelan communist regimes are under their greatest menace in decades.

For Chavez, Raul Castro, brother of Fidel and actual president of Cuba, is the present weapon of the United States against Cuba and Venezuela.

Chavez told this because recent “open policies” of Raul in several topics (like trade, foreign relations and private property) are in contradiction with the Fidel way.

If the situation continues, Cuba and Venezuela governments will enter in a new era of tensions that can hurt the Chavez’s terrorist project in Latin America.

April 3, 2008

Hugo Chavez is spreading terrorist groups in Peru

Hugo Chavez has been accused of using Venezuela's oil riches to meddle in Colombia, Argentina, Bolivia and Nicaragua. Now, Peru's president says the Venezuelan leader may be doing it in Peru by funding militants and anti-poverty centers that preach populist revolution.

In recent weeks, Peruvian police have arrested nine people the government alleges are militants bankrolled by Venezuela. And the head of a Congressional investigatory committee accused Venezuela of supplying funds to outreach centers he says agitate against the government. President Alan Garcia supports the ongoing investigation into the centers. Venezuela and allies Bolivia and Ecuador want to destabilize Peru so that country adheres to their type of thinking, so that Peru fails.

Chavez is spreading terrorist groups around Latin America, searching to destroy the democratic system. If Chavez wins more power in the region, he will move these terrorist groups inside United States, to cause sabotage and political violence.

April 2, 2008

US national debt

The U.S. now owes the world over $9 trillion, a mind-boggling sum. Katie Couric says more Americans should take an interest in our ailing economy and how to fix it.

March 23, 2008

Gold Bullion

You must know the important fact that the largest mining companies in the world are not investing in finding more mines when the demand has already outnumber the supply. Instead they are putting more funds in M&A activity. So, gold and silver are good investments in the long run. You can invest in these minerals through well famous and regulated companies like Monex Deposit Company (MDC). They can offer good advice for novice and professionals, and you can buy gold bullion or ingots for your convenience.
Gold is definitely a good option to diversify your investments. Remember, real estate and stocks have bad times frequently.

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US moves in the Persian Gulf

A US nuclear submarine has crossed the Suez Canal to join the US fleet already deployed in the Persian Gulf. The gigantic nuclear submarine along with a destroyer crossed the canal on Friday. Egyptian forces were put on high alert when the navy convoy was passing through the canal. Earlier on Thursday, a US Navy rescue ship crossed the canal to enter the Red Sea.

An American destroyer has recently left the Persian Gulf, heading towards the Mediterranean Sea. The deployment comes as recent reports allege that US Vice President Dick Cheney is seeking the support of Middle East nations for launching an attack on Iran. According to latest reports, a major part of the US Navy has been deployed in and around the Persian Gulf during recent months. The fleet includes not only a vast array of weapons, including nuclear weapons, cruise missiles and hundreds of aircraft but also rapid reaction forces.

Okinawa protest

Thousands demonstrated against the US military on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa on Sunday, following a string of incidents involving US personnel, including alleged rapes. Despite pouring rain and harsh wind, demonstrators took to the streets, raising their fists and shouting slogans in protest over the heavy US military presence on the island.

The rally was organised by local residents infuriated by the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl by a US Marine last month. It was one of the largest demonstrations against the US military here since 1995, after three US servicemen gang-raped a 12-year-old, setting off a process to reduce the number of US troops stationed on Okinawa. Organisers, who had said they expected more than 10,000 people to turn up, estimated the crowd at 6,000.

March 17, 2008

Flowers for Easter

There are alternatives for Easter gifts. How about flowers? Not something that one usually associates with Easter, but maybe for that reason, flowers would be an ideal gift for that special person who has everything else.

Believe it or not, there are fresh rose petals that can symbolize the very things that we've decided are special qualities. Fortunately, there are some flower delivery services like FiftyFlowers for our comfort and we don’t need to expend days visiting malls. Maybe it doesn't really matter that it's difficult, as long as we have an opportunity to express how important our special persons are to us.

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Al-Qaeda bet on explosive vest

The explosive vest has become the weapon of choice for Al-Qaeda in Iraq, with most jihadists nowadays wearing the lethal garment and the number of suicide attacks rising.

Military operations by Iraqi and US forces had put the jihadists to flight, leaving them less capable of carrying out car and roadside bombings. The US military in Iraq had tracked an increase in requests by Al-Qaeda leaders for foreign fighters to become human bombs.

A suicide bomber wearing a vest can become a useful tool for them to take part in the violence, so Al-Qaeda will try to increase the numbers of foreign fighters coming into the country for that purpose. However, measures by countries such as Saudi Arabia and Syria to stop foreign fighters slipping across the border into Iraq has reduced the number of available recruits. Whereas a year ago around 100 foreign fighters a month were sneaking into Iraq, this number had been reduced to 40 to 50 a month.

Students to Agents

The program is funded by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the umbrella agency which oversees the 16 intelligence agencies in the United States, some of which -- such as the Treasury or Department of the Environment -- would not be linked automatically to intelligence activities. Since 2005, the center has swelled, with eight more universities across the United States signing on to the program that wants to revamp the way young Americans perceive intelligence -- it isn't just spying -- and are trained to work in the very diverse field.

Schools which are selected to be part of the program -- and there is not an Ivy League university, the formerly all-male schools which used to be the preferred hunting ground for intelligence recruiters, on the radar screen -- receive a grant from the ODNI, and set up their own, unique curriculum. The ODNI grant is used to send students abroad to study a language and learn about another culture. When the students return to the United States and complete their studies, they are under no obligation to work for one of the agencies under the umbrella of the ODNI.

March 15, 2008

Trasylol Kidney Failure

Recently studies have linked Trasylol to an increased risk of kidney damage, heart attacks, and strokes. If you or a loved one have experienced complications after cardiopulmonary bypass or coronary artery bypass graft surgery, you should contact your medical providers to determine if Trasylol was used during the procedure. If Trasylol was used and you or a loved experienced complications like the Trasylol Kidney Failure you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about your legal rights or to inquire about a Trasylol class action lawsuit or individual lawsuit contact Mark & Associates, P.C. firm today and apply for compensations. You can find more information visiting YouHaveRights.com.

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China illegally invaded and occupied Tibet

Authorities in Tibet have given anti-Chinese demonstrators until Monday to surrender, following violence in the territory. China's state media has said ten innocent civilians were burned to death. Pro-Tibetan groups say many more Tibetan demonstrators were killed. Many Tibetans claim their culture has been diluted or even destroyed by Beijing and resent the local presence of Han Chinese, China's biggest ethnic group. China says Tibet has always been part of its territory.

China is nothing more than a single party dictatorship that has limited free speech and opposition parties, illegally invaded and occupied Tibet, and is not responding to the Darfur genocide to the standards of the international community. I’m sorry but the choice for a Olympics in a nation like this is hypocritical because there will be A LOT of money made and it seems like economics are always the bottom line, not the well being of the people.

The Middle East region will be one the world’s leading hotspots for technology

The Middle East and African region will be one the world’s leading “hotspots” for technology investment in 2008, alongside China and India. This year, total investment could reach USD 40.5 billion – growing by more than 13 percent over 2007 – with GCC investment amounting to USD 9.1 billion. Nearly 40 percent of this investment will be in support of new initiatives, in sharp contrast to markets like Europe and the US, where most investment is going towards replacing and updating existing technology infrastructure.

This high investment forecast has created international interest in the potential of the Middle East market. However, if the investments are to result in genuine productivity benefits for companies – and concurrent social and economic benefits – then strong technology leadership is required across enterprises and organisations.

March 14, 2008

Options express

Options can be used in a variety of ways to profit from a rise or fall in the underlying market. The most basic strategies employ put and call options as a low capital means of garnering a profit on market movement. Options can also be used as insurance policies in a wide variety of trading scenarios. You probably have insurance on your car or house because it is the responsible and safe thing to do. Options provide the same kind of safety net for trades and investments, options express increase your leverage by enabling you to control the shares of a specific stock without tying up a large amount of capital in your trading account.

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United States shipped about 300 million gallons of biodiesel to Europe in 2007

Struggling biodiesel producers have found a way to stay in business despite soaring production costs. They're putting their biodiesel on ships and sending it to Europe. It's economical to export biodiesel because U.S. taxpayers subsidize the fuel additive and it also benefits from tax incentives in Europe and the relative weakness of the dollar against the euro. The weak dollar makes U.S. products cheaper compared with European goods.

The United States shipped about 300 million gallons of biodiesel to Europe in 2007, a 10-fold increase from the year before, according to the European Commission. U.S. biodiesel production last year was estimated at 450 million gallons. European biodiesel producers are threatening to file an anti-dumping case against the imported biodiesel, arguing that it is unfairly subsidized because of the $1-a-gallon U.S. tax credit. The case could result in new duties being imposed on the U.S. Product. The imported biodiesel represents 15 percent to 20 percent of the European biodiesel market.

South Africa and Bulgaria to expand relations

South Africa has undertaken to further strengthen bilateral relations with Bulgaria, a country viewed as the gateway to Eastern Europe. However, more potential had yet to be unlocked as many areas had been identified in which the two countries can extend their cooperation. South Africa and Bulgaria agreed to cooperate in areas including energy, transport, infrastructure development, health and most importantly agriculture.

The two countries discussed the African agenda and challenges facing the continent, said Mr Pahad, adding that Bulgaria expressed interest in getting involved in the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Bulgaria has expertise in many areas that can be beneficial in terms of the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative of South Africa (AsgiSA) and the Joint Initiative on Priority Skills Acquisition (JIPSA). Bulgaria can help South Africa deal with the skills shortages currently being experienced.


NOD32 security software

Yes, you know, an anti-virus program look at the contents of each file, searching for specific patterns that match a profile - called a virus signature - of something known to be harmful.

The firewall can check whether a given packet should pass, allowing the computer’s user to respond to unanticipated network traffic. The firewall can filter packets based not only on their point of origin or destination, but also on their content.

However, you can buy a program like the NOD32 with all these functions integrated, or you can try to obtain some security software like anti-virus, firewall, and file encryption programs, each one in separate complicated packages.

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China is opening up

China is struggling with rising inflation and food prices, increasing calls for democratic change, environmental degradation, pressure to alter its one child policy and international criticism over its military spending.

I think the Chinese government's planned end game is going to be rather different to what is going to happen. China is opening up, and I don't think the government is going to manage to keep a lid on it. The Chinese are not stupid people; they know what is happening outside of their country. Inch by inch, the people are gaining a little more freedom, and over time the government will capitulate and become democratic. Once this occurs, some regions will break free.

Violence in Afghanistan border

Islamist militants killed a tribesman after accusing him of working as a US spy in a lawless stronghold of Al-Qaeda and Taliban insurgents bordering Afghanistan. Rebels shot and then slit the throat of the 30-year-old man in the latest in a series of executions in Pakistan's troubled tribal areas targeting people allegedly working for US and NATO forces across the border.

His body was dumped on a road in Sham, a town between the North and South Waziristan tribal regions. Pakistan has been combating hundreds of Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants who fled over the border from Afghanistan after the US-led invasion in late 2001 that followed the September 11 attacks on the United States.

March 13, 2008

Russian women

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Cyber Storm II

Real and growing threats to US computer and telecommunications networks were behind the holding of the largest-ever cyber-security exercises this week. Computer security experts from five countries, more than 40 private sector companies, and numerous government and state agencies are spending a week fielding simulated "real-world," on-line attacks on the computer systems of government bodies, corporations, transportation and other key industries.

Robert Jamison, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, said the Cyber Storm II exercise sought to foster personal links between key officials in business and government.

Cyber Storm II tested the warning systems in place for attacks and sought to identify gaps in the way information was shared and reactions coordinated across various sectors. Several dozen experts crowded into a computer-filled room inside the US Secret Service Headquarters in Washington in sections marked off as chemicals, transportation, telecommunications, state and local governments, and other sectors, for the five-day exercise. Thousands more were tied into the exercise elsewhere in the US, in Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and in major companies like Dow Chemical, Wachovia bank, ABB and Cisco.

They fielded some 1,800 "injects," various types of challenges, from hacker break-ins and extortion demands to DNS amplification attacks -- dangerous intensified versions of denial of service attacks that seek to overwhelm and shut down networks. The exercise involved at least one massive, politically-motivated, coordinated cyber-attack knocking out enough computer and telecommunications networks to require an internationally coordinated response.

US company admitted to violating laws on export of weapons

A US company and the Indian head of an international firm have admitted to violating laws on export of weapons technology and nuclear power testing equipment to India. Decade-long US sanctions over illegal Indian nuclear tests prohibit US-based companies from exporting certain goods and services to India.

Parthasarathy Sudarshan, the Indian CEO of Cirrus Electronics with offices in the United States, Singapore and India, pleaded guilty in Washington to a charge of shipping restricted weapons technology to the Indian government. He admitted exporting controlled microprocessors and electronic components to Indian state entities involved in developing ballistic missiles, space launch vehicles and fighter jets.

Among the recipients were the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), an enterprise within the Indian Department of Space; and Bharat Dynamics, Ltd. (BDL), an Indian Defense Ministry enterprise. Both are on the US Department of Commerce's so-called Entity List. Exports of US-origin commodities to these entities are restricted and require prior authorization in the form of a license from the department.

March 12, 2008

Midwest auto recycling

Buying parts can get expensive. However, there are times when a used auto part can be just as good as a new one, especially when your auto parts store tells you it will be a week while they wait for the special order to come in.

A unique place to buy used parts is at midwest auto recycling You can buy engines and transmissions there for much less than pretty much anyplace else. As a recommendation when buying auto parts, be sure you know exactly what you want to buy before you shop. If possible, have the old part with you for comparison.

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Hugo Chavez is one of the US biggest enemies

The United States said new data about possible links between Venezuela and Colombia's FARC guerrilla group is disturbing but Washington is far from a decision to put Caracas on a terrorism blacklist. Colombia on March 1 conducted a raid in Ecuador that killed top FARC leader Raul Reyes, sparking a crisis that was defused on Friday with a Colombian apology and promise not to take similar action if its neighbors cooperated in fighting the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

The Colombian government seized several computers as a result of the raid, saying they yielded data that proved leftist-led Ecuador and Venezuela was aiding the FARC, which the United States classifies as a terrorist group. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Tom Shannon said the United States was carefully studying the information on the computers as well as another one belonging to FARC leader Ivan Rios, who was killed by his own bodyguard last week.

Hugo Chavez is becoming the Osama bin Laden of the Americas. He is supporting illicit drugs trade and terrorism in the region for the creation of a block that fight US policies. We must understand that Hugo Chavez is one of the US biggest enemies.

Cuban regime is one of the cruelest in the planet

A Miami-based group that supports dissidents in Cuba says politically motivated arrests are on the upswing in the communist nation. The Cuban Democratic Directorate said that more than 350 political arrests occurred last year in Cuba. The group says since January, another 250 people have been detained.

The group receives its information directly from human rights activists on the island, including an umbrella group formed last May. The directorate receives U.S. funding. The organization said it is also concerned about more than a dozen prisoners who died in Cuban jails last year due to guard beatings, lack of medical attention or suicide.

The Cuban regime is one of the cruelest in the planet, all the world must pressure for democratic changes in the island.