David Cameron will clear the way for a multibillion-pound semi-privatisation of trunk roads and motorways as he announces plans to allow sovereign wealth funds from countries such as China to lease roads in England.
Just 48 hours before the budget, the prime minister will give a speech calling for radical action to improve Britain’s infrastructure, which is falling behind those of key competitors in Europe.
President Barack Obama is about to launch a 5,000-mile, four-state, two-day trip on Air Force One to contain the political damage caused by high gas prices.
Obama is slated to fly out this Wednesday to camera-ready podiums in Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Colorado, from where he’ll tout his administration’s efforts to reduce the nation’s use of gasoline.
His 5,000-mile trip will consume roughly 25,000 gallons of jet fuel, according to Boeing.
That adds up to a fuel bill of $80,000, assuming the Air Force buys jet fuel at the cheapest cost, now estimated at $3.20 a gallon by the U.S. Energy Administration. The retail price for jet-fuel at local airports is just over $6 a gallon, including taxes.
So THIS is how Obama plans to bring down gas prices?!? By costing the taxpayers $80,000.00 on fuel alone, forgetting about his entourage and accoutrements?!?
If this is the kind of “leadership” Obama is attempting to demonstrate regarding this issue, this country is absolute in deep kim chee!!
The mechanism is “very easy to explain,” he said: the panels reflect the suns rays on to the tower, transmitting energy at an intensity 1,000 times higher than that of the sun’s rays reaching the earth.
Energy is stored in a vat filled with molten salts at a temperature of more than 500 degrees C (930 F). Those salts are used to produce steam to turn the turbines and produce electricity.
It is the station’s capacity to store energy that makes Gemasolar so different because it allows the plant to transmit power during the night, relying on energy it has accumulated during the day.
S. Ashland Bank of America robbed |
Mar 10, 2012 – S. Ashland Bank of
America robbed. The suspect was last
seen wearing a dark-colored knit-style hat
with ear flaps that had a multicolored …
(*I submitted this article on 3/10/2012http://whatreallyhappened.com/content/s-ashland-bank-america-robbed. TODAY i went into see if any ‘developments’ have occured since , but it seems the bank manager . I MEAN THE BANK ROBBER is still at large .
we come in #3 hit on google search engine ) )
While proposed government regulation, previous legal action, and the threat of agricultural collapse does not seem to affect Monsanto’s daily operations, it appears protesters can and do…
This could open the floodgate because you got all these mid level employees at Wall ST who aren’t making a million dollars a year and we are finding out they are disillusioned, its like they joined this curch and they caught the preist with the alter boys and now they are saying this isn’t what we were told it was and it isn’t a blessing on society.
Perdition Prediction: There are many who believe Perdition (Hell on earth) will begin this coming week as Greek bonds are sold and CDS are triggered. A lot of Nervous Nellies are fretting over a few hundred trillion dollars in CDS being paid out. A CDS is a hybrid between a derivative which is a bet on the future value of a bond or a commodity and insurance. New York banks have hundreds of trillions of liabilities due for the decline in the valuation of European bonds. Do not worry. Be happy. Helicopter Ben will keep bond prices up by buying tens of trillions of dollars in bonds in Europe and the US. I think Bernanke can keep this scam going so Perdition will not go into full force until after the elections though interest rates and inflation will rise steadily until then.
Crisis driven management style both on Wall ST and within the US government and I think this utter disregard for the long term future is the clearest sign yet that we are coming to the end of this period in history. The best thing that could happen for the entire world would be for a financial crash to take down the US government before it has a chance to launch a nuclear war across the middle east for Israel. What makes these times truly dangerous is that all of our futures are under the influence of which ever world leader is the last mentally stable. We are seeing a lot of megalomania and hysterical religious delusion dominating the thought process of the nations.
When you see all these bankers quitting all of these very high paying jobs that tells you that the fertilizer is about to hit the ventilation system on warp drive and that is the reason for this rush for war. They couldn’t find a way to stop Europe from collapsing so now they are just going to blow up the middle east as a cover story.
Euro Crisis: Plight of the Netherlands, Staggering Unemployment in Spain and Greece
A report by the London-based Lombard Street Research, which says the Netherlands is badly handicapped by euro membership, and as a result the Dutch Freedom Party has called for a return to the Guilder. Leader Geert Wilders has become the first political movement in the euro zone with a large popular base to opt for withdrawal from the single currency. The Freedom Party is a conservative populist party. We do not read Dutch, but the very fact that this information was only picked up by a few sources outside of the Netherlands shows you what managed news is all about.
Needless to say, the Hague disagrees with the report, which puts the cost for subsidizing and bailing out of the six nations in trouble at $3.2 trillion. We set the costs months ago at $4 to $6 trillion. Mr. Wilders’ answer is if they disagree with the report, why don’t they have the guts to hold a referendum? Let the Dutch people decide.
A breathtaking sight awaits those who travel to the southernmost tip of Hawaii’s stunningly beautiful Big Island, though it’s not in any guidebook. On a 100-acre site, where cattle wander past broken ‘Keep Out’ signs, stand the rusting skeletons of scores of wind turbines.
Just a short walk from where endangered monk seals and Hawksbill turtles can be found on an unspoilt sandy beach, a technology that is supposed to be about saving the environment is instead ruining it.
Rob McEwen’s McEwen Mining (the product of the recent US Gold/ Mindera Andes merger) has responded to our friend Eric Sprott’s call to mining companies to believe in their own products by saving in bullion rather than dollars by holding 1/3rd of its $79 million treasury in gold and silver bullion.
McEwen, who turned Goldcorp into an amazing success using similar practices, is calling for $200 silver and $5,000 gold by 2015.
As Sprott’s plan to hold company assets in bullion rather than cash or treasuries continues to gain momentum, it will be interesting to see whether the producers can eventually withhold sufficient physical silver from the market to wrestle the control of the market from the paper markets that currently wags the dog.