13/08/2011

German Economic Minister wants entire G7 to commit Suizid

By John Galt August 13, 2011 As I scan the Middle East newspapers for hidden gems, out pops this beauty of a story from Qatar’s Gulf Times: Shorting ban should stretch across G7’ Germany’s Economy Minister Philipp Roesler said he supports a short-selling ban across the Group of Seven rich nations, going further than his country’s finance minister, who has backed such a ban only in Europe. Roesler said: “It is good and proper that other European countries have now banned short-selling,” in an interview with the Welt am Sonntag newspaper…


8/13 18:42 ET: Bachmann Wins Iowa Straw Poll, Dr. Ron Paul comes in Second

By John Galt August 13, 2011 – 18:42 ET Breaking now, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann wins the Iowa Straw Poll with 4,823 votes, Congressman Ron Paul with 4,600 votes comes in second. This should be a hint that the old monied country club Republicrats are not going to be accepted by the more conservative, Tea Party type, Constitutionalists. Updated, here are the results from the Des Moines Register website: First place: Michele Bachmann: 4,823 votes Second place: Ron Paul: 4,671 votes Third place: Tim Pawlenty: 2,293 votes Fourth place: Rick Santorum: 1,657…


Tropical Storm Franklin: No threat unless your name is Flipper

By John Galt August 13, 2011 – 09:00 ET   This is not a threat to the U.S. so this will be the only advisory I post. I just find it interesting that the season has now really started to crank up with other areas as threats as this Mariner’s Rule map demonstrates: 000 WTNT31 KNHC 130837 TCPAT1 BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM FRANKLIN ADVISORY NUMBER 3 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL062011 500 AM EDT SAT AUG 13 2011 …THE SIXTH TROPICAL STORM OF THE 2011 ATLANTIC SEASON FORMS…NO THREAT TO…


Your Newest Terrorist Threat: Al Qaeda trying to produce Ricin for mass attacks

By John Galt August 13, 2011 Citigroup collapsing? Puleaseeeee…. Bank of America imploding? What-ever…. Getting on a subway or other passenger train with some psycho nut-job with a backpack? No me, you can go for it. From the New York Times Saturday print edition: Qaeda Trying to Harness Toxin for Bombs, U.S. Officials Fear From the article (click on the title above to read in full): For more than a year, according to classified intelligence reports, Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen has been making efforts to acquire large quantities of castor…


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