Archive for March, 2012
According to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, it now costs 2.4 cents to make a penny and 11.2 cents to make a nickel because rising commodity prices have driven up production costs. Why are commodity prices rising? Because of inflation created by the Federal Reserve’s money printing.
Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and Texas billionaire Harold Simmons should find a better way to spend their money. So far this campaign season, the two men and their families have contributed more than $35 million to various Republican political-action groups — the so-called “super-PACs.”
House Speaker John Boehner wrote a letter to President Barack Obama saying he “was alarmed to learn of the message [Obama] sent to incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin while in South Korea Monday.”
The Administration of Barack Obama recently released the details of an executive order (National Defense Resource Preparedness) that has led some Americans to believe that the President is working to put the final mechanisms in place to enact martial law in the United States.
That’s some valuable trash. Here’s a stat that will blow you away. At least it did me. In the United States, we dispose of several million cellphones a year. One million cellphones contain more than 35,000 pounds of copper, 770 pounds of gold, 75 pounds of silver and 33 pounds of palladium. By the way, a computer’s circuit board contains four times as much gold and twice as much copper as a cellphone.
The supporters of Trayvon Martin are not the only ones in the news seeking justice and revenge for an alleged wrongdoing. Sixteen Amish have been charged with what prosecutors are calling a hate crime in Ohio.
If his quips during the oral arguments over the Constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s healthcare plan are any indicator, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia likely thinks the whole thing is a ridiculous mess.
BEIJING (UPI) — Iran is ready to resume negotiations with EU member states next month regarding a nuclear enrichment program, the Iranian foreign minister said. Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on the sidelines of a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Beijing that Tehran would discuss its nuclear program without preconditions. “I would like […]