Over the last decade and a half, former Vice President Al Gore has amassed a personal fortune that rivals former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney‘s, Bloomberg’s Ken Wells and Ari Levy report.
Gore wasn’t even a multi-millionaire when he ran for office against George W. Bush in the 2000 election, but several recent moves have put his personal fortune at a point where it “may exceed $200 million,” according to Bloomberg..
READ MORE: http://www.ingeniouspress.com/2013/05/07/how-al-gore-got-to-be-insanely-...
The U.S. Government has just submitted its objections to Megaupload’s motion to dismiss the case against the company. Megaupload’s lawyers have pointed out that the Department of Justice is trying to change the law to legitimize the destruction of Megaupload. However, the Government refutes this assertion and asks the court to deny Megaupload’s motion, fearing that otherwise the entire case may fall apart.
Several months ago Megaupload filed a request to dismiss the indictment against it, until the U.S. Government finds a way to properly serve the company.
Megaupload based its request on “Rule 4” of criminal procedure, which requires the authorities to serve a company at an address in the United States. However, since Megaupload is a Hong Kong company, this was and is impossible.
TEXAS EXPLOSION FELT AS FAR AS 65 MILES AWAY — WITNESSES
DEVELOPING: Scanner reports homes and a middle school on fire near Waco Texas after reported explosion at fertilizer plant
TX Dept. of Public Safety says multiple injuries, major damage to homes after fertilizer plant explosion near Waco, Texas
Dispatcher say “disaster situation” in Waco TX; all hands on deck amid reports of multiples injures following explosion
Scanner reports 5 critical and others “severely injured” – many patients are under the age of 2
Waco Scanner – “At least 10 structures on fire including the fertilizer plant and middle school”
KWTX TV: Residents inside nursing home trapped; others seriously injured following explosion near Waco, TX
According to the Edison Electric Institute in America, the ever decreasing costs of purchasing and installing solar power generation is a major threat to the retail electricity generation sector.
Read the report here: http://www.eei.org/ourissues/finance/Documents/disruptivechallenges.pdf
It has to be asked, is it really a good long term investment buying shares in the Mighty River Power sell-off given the rapid advancements being made in the alternative technology sector such as Graphine based solar panels and the like? I would say no. The New Zealand Government knows that the retail electricity business will decline steadily over the next few decades and they have planned to dump these soon to be heavily de-valued assets onto naive and/or ignorant NZ investors.
"Thatcher is remembered as The Iron Lady only because she possessed completely negative traits such as persistent stubbornness and a determined refusal to listen to others. Every move she made was charged by negativity; she destroyed the British manufacturing industry, she hated the miners, she hated the arts, she hated the Irish Freedom Fighters and allowed them to die, she hated the English poor and did nothing at all to help them, she hated Greenpeace and environmental protectionists, she was the only European political leader who opposed a ban on the Ivory Trade, she had no wit and no warmth and even her own Cabinet booted her out.
An international team of scientists have found what they believe are the world’s biggest ” pockmarks” — craters formed by seafloor eruptions of gas or fluids — in waters off New Zealand. The New Zealand, German and U.S. scientists found the pockmarks at a depth of about 1,000 meters on the seafloor of the Chatham Rise, about 500 km east of Christchurch.
The three giant pockmarks, the largest measuring 11 km by 6 km in diameter and 100 meters deep, were possibly twice the size of the largest pockmarks recorded in scientific literature, said a statement from New Zealand’s Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS Science).
READ MORE: http://www.nzweek.com/technology/massive-seafloor-craters-found-in-water...
Whistleblower Bradley Manning has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and he should receive it. No individual has done more to push back against what Martin Luther King Jr. called "the madness of militarism" than Bradley Manning.
The United States is the leading exporter of weapons and itself spends as much preparing for more wars as the rest of the world combined. Manning is the leading actor in opposition to U.S. warmaking, and therefore militarism around the world. What he has done has hurt the cause of violence in a number of other nations as well.
READ MORE: http://rabble.ca/news/2013/03/why-bradley-manning-should-win-nobel-peace...
We still lack a complete understanding of the pineal gland -- but that doesn't stop us from speculating. Located in nearly the direct center of the brain, the tiny pinecone-shaped pineal gland, which habitually secretes the wondrous neurohormone melatonin while we sleep at night, was once thought to be a vestigial leftover from a lower evolutionary state.
Take a look around any coffee shop, airport, hotel or library, and you’ll quickly notice that Public WiFi hotpots have become the rule, not the exception. See all those people tapping away on their smart phone, tablet or laptop in a one-man/woman quest to check their email, pay their bills, tweet, update their status and so on? They’re your proof. In 2011, the number of WiFi hotspots reached 1.3 million worldwide. By 2015, WiFi users will be able to connect to 5.8 million hotspots, according to a report commissioned by the Wireless Broadband Alliance.
President Hugo Chavez, the fiery populist who declared a socialist revolution in Venezuela, crusaded against US influence and championed a leftist revival across Latin America, has died at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer.
Vice President Nicolas Maduro, surrounded by other government officials, announced the death in a national television broadcast. He said Chavez died at 4.25pm local time.
READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/8388566/Hugo-Chavez-dies-after-can...