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  • Bond girl Honor Blackman talks about turning 90, Sean Connery and her career highlight

    08/22/2015 7:20:08 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    She may be celebrating her 90th birthday but Bond girl Honor Blackman is not ready to slow down yet. Speaking to the Press Association from her house in Spain, she revealed she would still like to travel, watch more theatre and see more movies. Blackman found international stardom as Bond Girl Pussy Galore aged 38, alongside Sean Connery, in 1964′s Goldfinger.
  • Texas Police Play “lets make a deal” With The Constitution – Twenty Five Waco “Twin Peaks” Bikers Re

    06/03/2015 5:31:29 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 102 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 3, 2015 | Sundance
    WACO TEXAS – Twenty-five bikers arrested in the May 17 shootout at Twin Peaks have been released from jail since Thursday, when prosecutors and defense attorneys started negotiating the reduction of bonds. Two of those released recently include Sandra “Drama” Lynch, of Mart, and her husband, Mike, a plumber. Sandra Lynch is a well-known advocate for bikers’ rights who reserved the patio for the meeting of a regional bikers’ rights coalition two weeks ago at Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco. The deadly shootout erupted in the Twin Peaks parking lot about 30 minutes before that meeting was to begin. Also...
  • Adele creates history post recording back to back Bond theme for 'Spectre'(Rumored)

    06/01/2015 8:33:03 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    India.com ^ | Last Updated: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 20:51
    According to sources, the 'Rolling In The Deep' hit-maker, who won an Academy Award, Golden Globe and a BRIT for 'Skyfall,' is one of the few artists who were asked to write and record the title track for ' Spectre,' reported the Daily Star.
  • Man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman bonds out of jail

    05/17/2015 3:49:06 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 64 replies
    WFTV ^ | 5-16-2015 | Julie Salomone
    LAKE MARY, Fla. — The man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman bonded out of jail Saturday afternoon. Channel 9 was there as Matthew Apperson walked out of the Seminole County Jail. He had no comment. A judge set a $35,000 bond for Apperson earlier in the day and ordered him to turn in any guns to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office within 24 hours of his release, and to have no contact with Zimmerman. "I don't care whether you've been shopping at Publix for two hours and have a full cart of groceries or whatever. You see Mr. Zimmerman...
  • Conservative Black Leaders: Obama’s Likening Selma to Gay Activism ‘Ridiculous,’ ‘An Insult’

    03/11/2015 3:38:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 10, 2015 - 11:51 AM | Lauretta Brown
    Conservative black leaders are calling President Barack Obama’s likening of homosexual activism to the 1965 Selma to Montgomery civil rights march “ridiculous” and “an insult.” […] “I think it’s a problem not only for the president but for a lot of people, who are deeply misguided, to compare people who are protesting to have their behavior, their sexual behavior, recognized as some kind of civil right or for that matter civil virtue and compare that to people who are trying to vote, trying to go into a restaurant and get a sandwich, are trying to stay in a hotel overnight...
  • An Amazing 20 Yr Bond Between 16 Foot, 1,000 Lb. Male Crocodile And A Person, Only One of Its Kind

    02/14/2015 6:53:46 PM PST · by lbryce · 55 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 15, 2015 | History HD
    Original Title:Friendship crocodile with the person. The only case in the world! / Very touching / Premiere 2014 YouTube:Friendship Crocodile With The Person. The Only Case in the World! / Very Touching / Premiere 2014Watching this is truly worth your investment in time. This is truly one of a kind story and very difficult to understand. To watch how one 16 foot, one thousand pound, cold blooded reptilian killer bonds with a human and share a friendship, some sort of deeply personal bond for over twenty years is very hard to fathom. The scientist who did the reporting for History...
  • Rush Limbaugh: James Bond can't be black like Idris Elba!

    12/24/2014 5:00:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/23/14 | Daniel Gates
    **SNIP** After mentioning the Sony emails and telling his listeners who Elba is, Limbaugh said, “Here’s the thing, though… James Bond is a fictional character, obviously. James Bond was invented, created by Ian Fleming… and James Bond is… white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is.” “But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton rather than a white from Scotland,” continued Limbaugh. “But that’s NOT who James Bond is, and I know it’s racist to probably even point this out… We had 50 years of white Bonds because Bond...
  • The next Bond could be...Idris Elba????

    12/20/2014 9:49:13 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 90 replies
    FOX.com Entertainment ^ | 12/20/14 | New York Post
    British actor Idris Elba could be the first black James Bond, according to more leaked e-mails from Sony Pictures. “Idris should be the next Bond,” Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal wrote nearly a year ago in an e-mail to Elizabeth Cantillon, a former executive vice president at Columbia Pictures. The leaked e-mail, reported by the Daily Beast, is from a trove of private e-mails, salary reports and bits of script and rough footage swiped and released by hackers believed to be from North Korea. Current Bond actor Daniel Craig is signed on to one more “James Bond” installment, “Spectre,” due...
  • Daniel Craig: Blame 'Austin Powers' For the Super Serious James Bond Movies

    12/04/2014 7:27:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jordan Zakarin
    With just a day to go before the new Bond announcement, a newly- surfaced interview with Daniel Craig from 2012 may shed some light on where the series might be headed. When Craig was hired to help reboot James Bond, he knew that he wanted to make a serious film — both because he is a serious actor, and because a certain other spy spoof had made it impossible to do a goofy 007. "We had to destroy the myth because Mike Myers f—-ed us," the actor told Bond fan publication MI6, referring to Myers’ remarkably successful Austin Powers series....
  • Kansas bond rating downgraded after tax cuts

    08/07/2014 6:53:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 6, 2014 | Reid Wilson
    An ambitious plan to cut income taxes in Kansas will end up costing the state more money than it initially estimated after a key ratings agency downgraded the state’s debt on Wednesday. Standard & Poor’s cited structural imbalances created by the tax cut in its decision to slice Kansas’s bond rating from AA+ to AA. That means Kansas will have to offer a higher interest rate to lenders when it issues new bonds. The package of tax cuts, backed by Gov. Sam Brownback (R) and his conservative allies in the state legislature, was never offset with equal spending cuts, S&P...
  • NJ faces another credit rating slash: S&P (Nail in Christie's Coffin)

    06/03/2014 5:52:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 2, 2014 | Staff
    New Jersey could be downgraded again because of its growing budgetary imbalance and underfunded public pension, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services warned on Monday. S&P had already cut the state's rating to 'A+' in April. Wall Street's two other main credit rating agencies soon followed in slicing the state to a single-A rating. That put New Jersey among the three lowest-rated states, along with California and Illinois.
  • Bond vs. Holder (We WON one today)

    06/02/2014 8:55:06 AM PDT · by pierrem15 · 67 replies
    SCOTUS ^ | 06/02/2014 | SCOTUS
    "The global need to prevent chemical warfare does not require the Federal Government to reach into the kitchen cupboard."
  • Wall Street Jumps After Jobs Data Spark Fed Optimism

    02/07/2014 7:15:24 AM PST · by mykroar · 7 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 2/7/14 | Adam Samson
    <p>U.S. equity markets zipped higher Friday after a round of weak jobs data inspired hopes the Fed may take more time to boost rates and cut its bond-purchasing program.</p> <p>As of 9:32 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 53.3 points, or 0.35%, to 15675, the S&P 500 gained 8.5 points, or 0.48%, to 1783 and the Nasdaq Composite advanced 28.4 points, or 0.69%, to 4084.</p>
  • James Bond 24 & 25 Will Build on ‘Skyfall’

    01/21/2014 3:55:01 PM PST · by Perdogg · 59 replies
    The fifty-year-old James Bond franchise is one of the most durable movie properties in existence, having reinvented itself with a new lead actor and new creative direction for each generation since Sean Connery originated the role in 1962′s Dr. No. Current franchise star Daniel Craig’s first outing, in 2006′s origin-story/reboot Casino Royale, was a critical and commercial success and for the first time in Bond history was followed by a direct sequel, Quantum of Solace, which was commercially successful but seen as a disappointment by many fans and critics (but not us).
  • Yes, Mr. [James] Bond, we expect you to die -- from booze [life expectancy of 56 years] [link only]

    12/13/2013 8:04:14 AM PST · by grundle · 60 replies
    USA Today (link only)
    link only: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/12/james-bond-drinking-bmj/4002179/
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Deadlier Than The Male"(1967)

    08/04/2013 12:46:16 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1967 | Ralph Thomas
  • SEC accuses Miami of misleading investors

    07/19/2013 6:27:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 19, 2013
    The Securities and Exchange Commission accused Miami and its former budget director of securities fraud related to several municipal bond offerings. The city and Michael Boudreaux made materially false and misleading statements and omissions about interfund transfers in three 2009 bond offerings totaling $153.5 million, the SEC said in a statement Friday. Boudreaux orchestrated the transfers to mask growing deficits in the city’s general fund, the SEC said. The SEC in 2010 started cracking down on state and local governments for not providing investors in the municipal bond market with accurate information about pension liabilities. Since then, Illinois and New...
  • Fed's Bullard: Bernanke bond announcement was poorly timed

    06/21/2013 8:01:55 AM PDT · by mykroar · 14 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | 6/21/2013 | Reuters
    St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard worried that the Fed's decision earlier this week to announce a plan to reduce bond buying was poorly timed, the regional Fed bank said in a statement on Friday explaining his dissent. "President Bullard ... felt that the committee's decision to authorize the chairman to lay out a more elaborate plan for reducing the pace of asset purchases was inappropriately timed," the St. Louis Fed's statement said. Bullard was one of two dissents cast on Wednesday by members of the U.S. central bank's policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee. The other dissent, by...
  • Chris Nolan approached to direct next ‘James Bond’ film

    05/17/2013 12:42:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    James Bond may be getting The Dark Knight treatment, as the trilogy’s director, Chris Nolan, has reportedly been approached to direct the next 007 movie. Reports are in that Christopher Nolan has been approached to direct the next Bond film. It’s definitely in the early stages, but Nolan has been in “informal talks” with the representatives of James Bond pictures, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. After Sam Mendes, director of Skyfall, decided not to return to shoot Bond 24, the studio started going down their short list of directors to continue the franchise.
  • Bond 24: Live And Let Die Remake With Idris Elba?

    04/03/2013 7:07:27 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    Whatculture ^ | March 27th, 2013
    Names have already been thrown around regarding who might be replacing Daniel Craig as James Bond when his tenure eventually comes to an end – though that appears to be some way off – and one of those constantly brought up is Idris Elba, most famous for his fantastic performance as super-smart gangster Stringer Bell on The Wire. It has already been confirmed that Elba met with producer Barbara Brocolli to talk about taking on a Bond role, though perhaps not the one you’re thinking of.
  • Double-O-Who? Jon Pertwee's secret life as a wartime agent

    02/23/2013 8:15:48 PM PST · by the scotsman · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24th February 2013 | Marc Horne
    'He was best known for battling the Daleks as one of the best-loved Doctor Whos. But now it has been revealed that Jon Pertwee was a real-life secret agent years before he donned the Time Lord’s cape. The actor, who died in 1996 aged 76, was a senior intelligence agent during the Second World War and reported directly to Winston Churchill. He was also recommended for another role by James Bond creator Ian Fleming – and proved to be an expert in using a range of 007-like gadgets, including a smoking pipe that fired bullets and handkerchiefs containing secret maps....
  • The Job Nobody Wants (DNI Blair Bails on Obama; Panetta, Hagel Reject Obama)

    05/26/2010 7:15:08 PM PDT · by kristinn · 18 replies · 935+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | Siohban Gorman
    On paper, it was a promotion. But Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta turned down a White House offer to become the next director of national intelligence anyway. President Barack Obama last week fired his intelligence chief, Dennis Blair, without an immediate successor teed up. People familiar with the matter said the White House had expected Mr. Blair would stick around until a replacement was found. Mr Blair declined. The struggle to find a successor has highlighted the challenges of filling an ill-defined job fraught with political tripwires. Mr. Panetta is one of a number of people who have turned...
  • BOND: A Tipping Point For Wall Street

    12/17/2012 6:13:46 PM PST · by Grampa Dave · 9 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 12/17/2012 | jeff-binkley
    Seeking Alpha Home |Portfolio |Market Currents |Investing Ideas |Dividends & Income |ETFs |Macro View |ALERTS |PRO   This article was sent to 832 people who get email alerts on  . Which cover: new articles | breaking news | earnings results | dividend announcementsGet email alerts on   » This article was sent to 84,459 people who get the ETFs & Portfolio Strategy newsletter. Get the ETFs & Portfolio Strategy newsletter » BOND: A Tipping Point For Wall Street December 17, 2012 by: Jeff Binkley  |  about: BOND Disclosure: I am long BOND. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses...
  • James Bond: heroic spy or womanizing killer?

    11/26/2012 8:06:12 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 27 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11-25-12 | Matt C. Abbott
    Yes, there are far more pressing matters in the world than the escapades of the fictional 007, but, hey, if the Vatican's official newspaper can devote five articles to the latest James Bond flick, I don't feel too guilty devoting one measly column to it. I've always had an aversion to the James Bond character, and I suppose it has more to do with the fact that he's a glorified womanizing/fornicating spy who will kill at the drop of a hat versus a chaste spy who will "merely injure" at the drop of a hat. To me, the Bond movies'...
  • The James Bond Chronicles: 'The World is Not Enough' and 'Die Another Day'

    10/28/2012 1:41:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Oct 2012 | Lawrence Meyers
    "The World Is Not Enough" and "Die Another Day" begin with a lot of promise, both have solid elements, and there’s plenty of spectacle, but both ultimately collapse in their respective second halves.
  • Slums, drugs, and spousal abuse..The sordid tale of Claire McCaskill

    10/20/2012 7:19:56 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 30 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/20/2012 | Jeff Emanuel
    The domestic violence in Shepard’s past is both shocking and repulsive in detail. On February 15, 1998, police were called to then-Mrs. Shepard’s house (the couple had been separated since June of the previous year) by a girlfriend. According to the police report (.pdf file), Mrs. Shepard said of her husband: Read on. Joseph entered my home. I told him to leave. He came up to me looking angry. I put my hands up to protect my breasts as they are sore (cancer). He has hit me before in the breast. He grabbed my wrist and arm and pushed me...
  • Obama: Let's Renew the Bond with Israel President Obama says the Jewish New Year is a time to

    09/13/2012 8:49:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    INN ^ | 9/13/12 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday released a video greeting to the Jewish people in honor of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Obama suggested that the New Year was a time to repair his country's relationship with Israel, at the end of a week in which he and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had been at odds over Iran's nuclear program. “As we look forward to the beginning of the Jewish High Holidays Sunday night, I want to extend my warmest wishes to all those celebrating the New Year,” Obama said. “This is a joyful time for millions of people...
  • The name's Majesty, Her Majesty: Queen 'drops in' to Olympic Stadium..

    07/28/2012 6:13:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Julu 28, 2012 | Katherine Faulkner and Louise Eccles
    It was the night when the Queen appeared in her first movie acting role – and proved herself an instant comedy hit. Her Majesty was seen in a film alongside James Bond actor Daniel Craig before apparently ‘parachuting’ into the stadium for the opening ceremony. The recorded sequence opened at Buckingham Palace, where a tuxedo-wearing Craig as 007 was presented to the Queen by her personal footman as she was writing a letter and training her corgis Monty, Willow and Holly to roll over.
  • The name's Majesty, Her Majesty: Queen 'drops in' to Olympic Stadium..

    07/28/2012 6:12:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Julu 28, 2012 | Katherine Faulkner and Louise Eccles
    It was the night when the Queen appeared in her first movie acting role – and proved herself an instant comedy hit. Her Majesty was seen in a film alongside James Bond actor Daniel Craig before apparently ‘parachuting’ into the stadium for the opening ceremony. The recorded sequence opened at Buckingham Palace, where a tuxedo-wearing Craig as 007 was presented to the Queen by her personal footman as she was writing a letter and training her corgis Monty, Willow and Holly to roll over.
  • Watch Live: George Zimmerman Attends Second Bond Hearing

    06/29/2012 9:11:26 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 63 replies
    Watch Live: George Zimmerman Attends Second Bond Hearing
  • Time Bomb? Banks Pressured to Buy Government Debt

    06/01/2012 7:54:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/31/12 | Jeff Cox
    Time Bomb? Banks Pressured to Buy Government Debt CNBC, NETNET, NET NET, EUROPE DEBT, GREEK DEBT, EUROPEAN DEBT CRISIS, ECB, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK Posted By: Jeff Cox | CNBC.com Senior Writer CNBC.com | 31 May 2012 | 02:42 PM ET US and European regulators are essentially forcing banks to buy up their own government's debt—a move that could end up making the debt crisis even worse, a Citigroup analysis says. Regulators are allowing banks to escape counting their country's debt against capital requirements and loosening other rules to create a steady market for government bonds, the study says. While that...
  • Obama's Secret Agent Codename

    03/21/2012 1:16:08 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-21-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Found this on Facebook...filing it under "I wish I thought of this!"
  • Greek 1 Year Sovereign Bonds Pass 1000% – Opa!

    03/05/2012 8:20:08 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 21 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 03/05/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Here is a document discussing how a disorderly Greek default would cost over $1 trillion Euros. And the 1 year Greek sovereign debt yield breaks 1000%! While the Eurozone touts that they have solved the Greek credit crisis (at least for the moment), investors don’t seem too mollified. Opa! Your economy is on fire!
  • ECB's Big Bazooka Would Halt, Not Solve Debt Crisis

    12/07/2011 7:26:19 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/6/2011 | Jason Ma
    Hopes that a reluctant European Central Bank will ultimately take up its "bazooka" and agree to massive sovereign bond buying have helped keep the euro zone debt crisis from a full meltdown. But such bold action would only prevent a sudden collapse. Years of managing market expectations and fears would follow, along with long-term painful austerity measures and other reforms to keep countries on the path to fiscal discipline.
  • Even JP Morgan Is Staying Out Of This "Frightening, 10 Sigma" Market

    11/11/2011 12:13:03 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 1 replies
    ZEROHEDGE ^ | 11-11-11 | Tyler Durden
    A note by JP Morgan released today contains the following gem: "The quite frankly frightening volatility in the Italian bond market this week together with the rapid pace of political developments (nascent new governments in Greece and Italy) confirms not only a new, more extreme phase in the European crisis, one in which the very irrevocability of the euro is now up for discussion, but also the disconnect that now exists with the currency markets. Yes EUR/USD dropped but the worst daily decline was a 3-sigma move compared to the 10 sigma surge in BTP yields Wednesday followed by the...
  • Former Penn State coach (Sandusky) out of jail on $100,000 bond

    11/10/2011 5:11:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    CBS 19 TV ^ | 10/07/11 | Melissa Daigle
    Former Penn State coach out of jail on $100,000 bondUpdated: Nov 07, 2011 11:49 AM EST By Melissa Daigle (CBS/CNN) - A former Penn State football coach is out of jail on $100,000 bond. Police arrested Jerry Sandusky over the weekend for allegedly sexually assaulting eight underage boys over a 15-year period. Head coach Joe Paterno says he was told in 2002 about an alleged inappropriate incident involving Sandusky at a Penn State locker room shower. Paterno alerted the school's athletic director. That athletic director and another school employee stepped down late Sunday night.
  • James Bond Press Conference Confirms ‘Skyfall’ Is Finally Coming, With a New Bond Girl

    11/03/2011 3:35:01 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 30 replies
    Yahoo Movies ^ | 11-3-2011 | Will Leitch
    This morning in London, Sony Pictures had a big press conference about the next James Bond movie, the one that has been rumored and delayed and speculated about for months upon years.
  • Social Security benefits vs. Long-Term Treasury Bonds

    11/01/2011 8:44:04 AM PDT · by justlurking · 52 replies · 1+ views
    There has been a lot of articles discussing the long-term future of Social Security, and the possible alternatives. In most articles, assertions are made about the actual value of a person's contributions, in comparison to the benefits received. Part of the problem is that most people don't realize that Social Security benefits are not a simple linear calculation. There is a connection between your average wages over your entire career and your benefits, but it's not a straight line. So, I created this graph: The blue line is the Social Security benefit that you would receive, if your average monthly...
  • Sir Roger Moore turns 84 years old today

    10/13/2011 10:33:48 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 29 replies
    www.klast.net ^ | 10-14-2011
    Roger George Moore was born in Stockwell, south London on October 14, 1927, the son of a policeman.
  • 'Serial arsonist,' animal rights activist ordered to prison (ALF eco-terrorist)

    10/13/2011 8:49:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Deseret News ^ | October 13, 2011 | Emiley Morgan
    SALT LAKE CITY — There was a lot of contention in federal court Thursday over whether Walter Bond rose to the level of a "serial arsonist." But U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart didn't seem that confused before sentencing the 35-year-old to more than seven years in prison — 12 considering that Stewart ordered the sentence to run consecutive with a five-year sentence handed down for arson in Colorado. "I will be the first to admit that I am a serial arsonist," the judge said, quoting something Bond wrote in February. "He does take pride (in what he's done). The court...
  • Fitch Downgrades UBS, Puts Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman, etc. on Negative watch

    10/13/2011 2:17:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/12/2011 | Ty
    Since one can not get a downgrade of a bank during market hours for fears of springing who knows what circuit breakers, Fitch had to wait until just after the market close to release its latest market surprise which consisted of a "watch negative" announcement on the following banks Barclays, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman, Morgan Stanley; others it just slashed some by multiple notches, among which: Landesbank Berlin IDR downgraded to A+ from AA-; Lloyds Banking Group IDR downgraded to A from AA-; RBS IDR downgraded to A from AA-; and most importantly UBS IDR downgraded...
  • Interest Rate Pressure Creating "Perfect Storm" of Corporate Pension Deficits

    10/06/2011 11:58:09 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 6 replies
    Train of Thoughts ^ | 100611 | Train of Thoughts
    This is a big story that you're not hearing much about. cites a forbidden source: This is nearly a half-trillion dollars that the Federal government is on the hook for, which might not be showing up in deficit numbers. Another "perfect storm."
  • Total US Debt Update: $14.86 Trillion; $162 Billion Increase In Three Days; 98.9% Debt/GDP

    10/05/2011 2:08:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/05/2011 | Tyler Durden
    Little to say here: total debt is now at, obviously, a new record high of $14,856,859,498,405.73, which is a $20 billion increase overnight, $67 billion in the past two days, and $162 billion in the last three days. We will repeat the last part: total US debt has increased by $162 billion in three days. Said otherwise, total US Debt/GDP is now 98.9%. Please carry on.Today's debt summary.Yesterday's Debt summary:And from the day before:
  • Why The Inflationists PROBABLY Have It Wrong, For Now

    10/04/2011 5:51:56 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    TMO ^ | 10-3-2011 | David Haas
    Why The Inflationists PROBABLY Have It Wrong, For Now Economics / Deflation Oct 03, 2011 - 01:27 PM By: David Haas Many people are trying – with increasing desperation – to discern the future and plan correctly for the economic environment we’re most likely to find ourselves experiencing. My continued bets have been that deflation will prevail, at least in the early years of the great collapse, and nothing has yet occurred that changes my view. To further advance your personal understanding of the powerful forces (people) at work in the hidden halls of high finance, here is an excellent...
  • HONG KONG STOCKS PLUNGE

    10/02/2011 8:34:31 PM PDT · by mick · 52 replies · 2+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 10/2.2011 | Staff
    Hang Seng Index leads Asia fall, diving more than 4%. Hong Kong stocks tank as financials plunge on reports that Greek budget misses austerity targets. • Japan stocks dive, with exporters tumbling • Australian stocks fall sharply on Europe jitters
  • First set of John Gardner 007 trade paperbacks out on Tuesday

    10/01/2011 6:34:15 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    Perdogg
    The first set of John Gardner 007 continuation novel trade paperbacks out on Tuesday in the US and the UK. The first three novels shall be License Renewed, Icebreaker, For Special Services and Two more shall be released in May. US Covers UK Covers
  • Best of Bond : 20 Bond Bloopers

    09/28/2011 8:28:03 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 28 September 2011 | w2dot
    20 Bond Bloopers
  • Panic?

    09/22/2011 12:38:36 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 17 replies
    That’s what we’ve been seeing on world markets since Thursday trading began in Asia; this morning it hit the US with the kind of sickening thud we remember too well from 2008. Amid the general hurricane of bad economic news a few things stand out. Chinese stocks fell almost 5 percent and key real estate company stocks were down by double digit percentages as fears grow that the long-delayed bursting of the China property bubble is here; the European bank crisis is deepening, with the IMF sticking to its guns about the massive capital losses faced by the continent’s banks...
  • Happy 72nd Birthday to George Lazenby

    09/05/2011 1:28:53 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    www.klast.net ^ | Sept. 5, 2011
    George Robert Lazenby was born on September 5, 1939 in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Sunday afternoon thread: Who played the best James Bond and what is your favorite 007 movie?

    08/14/2011 12:56:24 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 157 replies · 1+ views
    Me | 8/14/11 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Sittin here waitin for the race to start, (doesn't look good) and started thinking about all the different actors who played 007. Question, who, in your opinion, played the best Bond and what was his best movie?