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Dec 28 21:05

History's Most Guarded Secrets Were Once Protected By These 17 Famous Locks

When it comes to hidden treasures, most people don't care about the chest or lock. But, sometimes, these items are almost as impressive as the treasure itself. These incredible locks were used throughout history to guard some of the deepest secrets, treasures, or unseen horrors. In fact, much is written about the objects protected by the locks. However, little has been mentioned about the locks themselves. After one look at these 17 antique locks, you have to wonder which is the real treasure: what the lock protects, or the lock itself?

Dec 28 20:48

New Mars route may make manned mission cheaper and easier

A new route to Mars could make manned missions much cheaper, easier and more frequent, researchers say.

Getting spacecraft to Mars is quite a hassle and transportation costs can soar into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Now new research lays out a smoother, safer way to achieve Martian orbit.

Dec 28 20:43

15 Terrible Things That Happen When You Eat Too Much Sugar

Even one pack of M&M's may be more than you should eat in a day, newly drafted guidelines from the World Health Organization suggest.
The WHO used to recommend that you get no more than 10% of your daily calories from sugar, but now they're considering lowering that to 5%. For an average, healthy adult, that would mean 25 grams, or about six teaspoons of sugar per day.

Dec 28 19:29

The Engineering of Global Public Goods

No analysis of the current macroeconomic and geopolitical situation in the world can be thoroughly complete without considering the role of Global Public Goods, or GPG. In contrast, private goods are considered to be produce, bread, televisions, etc.., items that are purchased individually for the enjoyment and consumption of the individual solely. As opposed to Global Public Goods, there are “local” public goods, such as police departments, health services, fire and hazardous response departments, and public utilities, such as water, electricity, and natural gas. An argument can be made for the determination of “national” public goods, such as the RCMP here in Canada, or the FBI in America, and even the national banking sector as represented by each nations central bank.

Dec 28 18:55

Massive 5,000-year-old underground city uncovered in Cappadocia, Turkey

The region of Cappadocia in central Turkey is home to one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world – deep valleys and soaring rock formations dotted with homes, chapels, tombs, temples and entire subterranean cities harmoniously carved into the natural landforms. Cities, empires and religions have risen and fallen around these unique underground havens, and yet it seems they still hold a few more secrets. Archaeologists in Turkey have uncovered another massive underground city in Cappadocia, consisting of at least 7 kilometers (3.5 miles) of tunnels, hidden churches, and escape galleries dating back around 5,000 years.

Dec 28 18:02

The 6-Step Process to Dispose of the Poor Half of America

strip them, bleed them, starve them, freeze them, criminalize them, make them non-people

Dec 28 16:40

Al-Qaeda calls for ‘targeting of Western commercial airliners’

Could this Al-Qaeda-backed publication, propaganda, intertwine with the missing airliners from both Indonesia and Malaysia?

Dec 28 14:03

Total global AUM is around $117 trn

Dec 28 13:39

AirAsia flight 8501 manifest [PDF]

In case you were wondering

Dec 28 13:25

Russia to Lease Bomber Jets to Argentina. UK Fears Falkland Island Military Buildup

Ministry of Defence officials fear Buenos Aires would take delivery of the planes well before the deployment in 2020 of the Navy’s 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and its F-35B fighters, leaving a “real window of vulnerability”. Defence cuts have left the Falklands with just four RAF Typhoon fighters, Rapier surface-to-air missiles and fewer than 1,200 troops, supported by a naval warship that visits throughout the year.

Dec 28 13:23

FDA seeks to ban donut and cake sprinkles as latest wave in big-government war against trans fat

The never-resting enemies of personal liberty at the FDA are targeting a beloved childhood favorite in their jihad against trans fats: sprinkles. Early next year, the FDA is expected to finalize a new regulation intended to eradicate even trace amounts of partially hydrogenated oils, known as trans fats, from our diets.

Dec 28 12:57

Wall Street casino: The derivatives crisis

Dec 28 12:48

We're #1... in Debt! - Jesse Ventura

Between Americans with credit card debt owing an average of $11,000 and college graduates spending decades to pay off student loans, the U.S. leads the world in accumulating massive amounts of debt. Got a question or thoughts for the Governor?

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