Archive for International

Thursday, March 28th, 2013 @ 9:20AM

Video: Slight Problem with the Cypriot Banking System Explained

The Australian humorists Clarke & Dawe offer a brief summary of the “slight” problem in the Cypriot banking system. The European Union’s response has not yet fixed the problem, though it has resulted in a massive exodus of deposits held by foreigners. (Note to kleptocrats everywhere: if you put an entire nation’s banking system on a bank holiday, it’s best to make sure that bank holiday applies to the nation’s foreign bank branches, too!) As of today, Cypriots are allowed to withdraw up to €300 a day of their own money.


Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 @ 12:07PM

In the Fight: Episode 68

Episode 68 of In The Fight produced by the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System. Here’s their description of this half-hour show:

On this episode, service members head home after their final deployment to Afghanistan, a new Afghan…

Monday, September 17th, 2012 @ 2:25AM

Can You Trust Barack Obama for 4 More Years?

Barack Obama came to office promising to heal the planet (I didn’t know it was sick), lower the waters, and end war as we knew it “whilst waking on water squirting wine out his ass,” to borrow William S. Burroughs’s anti-Christian blasphemy in Naked Lunch. (Funny. I don’t recall reading about Christians blowing up embassies [...]

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Thursday, July 19th, 2012 @ 10:20AM

Internet Freedom: We Can All Agree on This

Back when Congressman Akin and I served in the Missouri State House together, he was not known for being the biggest tech guy, but he definitely is a lover of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights specifically, even teaching in depth seminars on Amer…

Friday, June 29th, 2012 @ 8:46PM

In the Fight: Episode 64

The Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System produced Episode 63 of In The Fight. Here’s their description of this half-hour show:

On this episode, we see what it takes to execute a combat operation in Afghanistan, Soldiers are put through …

Friday, June 1st, 2012 @ 1:58PM

Economic indicator for state inches lower

While still in growth territory, the economy across the state may be slowing down a touch.

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 @ 5:04AM

The Serfdom of Iceland

Financial Post: Iceland needs our loonie:

In a globalized world, it is difficult to uphold international living standards when you are cut off from the rest of the globe. This is the situation facing Iceland following the collapse of the krona in 2008…

Friday, February 10th, 2012 @ 3:48PM

Exports from Missouri increase 9.5 percent

The state boosted international exports by $1.2 billion dollars between 2010 and 2011.

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Saturday, February 4th, 2012 @ 11:58PM

In the Fight: Episode 59

The Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System produced Episode 59 of In The Fight. Here’s their description of this half-hour show:

On this episode, a personal security detachment team transports high level personnel throughout Afghanistan, Afghan forces prepare for a transition of authority on the Afghan/Pakistan border, troops continue to help improve the lives of Afghan families, Airmen deliver more than just supplies to troops outside the wire, and sports returns to Libya in time for the 2012 Olympic Games.



Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 @ 5:11PM

The China Hub is back

Repackaged as the “Freight Forwarders Incentive Act,” HB 1476 is the reincarnation of the failed China Hub bill that cost the 24th State hundreds of thousands of dollars in a protracted and futile special session last year. This year’s “Freight F…

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