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Large Crowds Crawl to Vienna Funeral Museum
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Oct 30, 2014, 12:38 AM

$ 1Avienna.jpgThe Funeral Museum has become the most popular tourist site in Vienna, Austria. 

Channel NewsAsia reports that, "Just in time for Halloween on Friday (Oct 31) and a weekend devoted to the dead, Vienna's unashamedly morbid Funeral Museum is now closer to the action: the Austrian capital's huge Central Cemetery."

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US Envoy Wagar Declares Indefinite Delay of TPP Talks
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Oct 30, 2014, 12:01 AM

$ 1Awagar.jpgU.S. Envoy to Singapore Kirk Wagar has granted the green light for an indefinite delay on Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations.  

According to Channel NewsAsia, "The negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) may be slow and laborious, but the timeline for the implementation of the ambitious free trade agreement should not be an issue as it is set to be a game changer for regional economies, United States Ambassador to Singapore Kirk Wagar said on Wednesday (Oct 29)."

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Siemens Starts Smart Factory Operations
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Oct 29, 2014, 11:40 PM

$ 1Asiemens.jpgGermany-based Siemens Corporation has overhauled their factories to operate fully on Internet communications. 

Russia Today reports that, "As smartphones have revolutionized personal communication, German industry is looking to smart factories to improve the country’s industrial output. Leading the charge is conglomerate Siemens, and a facility in the small town of Amberg."

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Teachers Slam Jeb Bush for Common Core
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Oct 29, 2014, 10:07 PM

$ 1Bamacore.jpg59 percent of teachers polled say they do not trust Jeb Bush's Common Core education initiatives. 

According to the Daily Caller, "One day after a poll showing that a plurality of parents split opinions on Common Core, another survey by Gallup shows public school teachers are having major doubts about the new multistate education standards as well."

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Family Business Fires Mary Burke for Incompetence
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Oct 29, 2014, 09:43 PM

$ 1Bikeburke.jpgMary Burke, a Democrat who is running for Governor of Wisconsin, performed so poorly in the family business that her own father was compelled to terminate her contract. 

The Daily Caller reports that, "Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke got bad news in polls Wednesday, with the latest showing her down 7 points to Republican Governor Scott Walker. But more than the polls, Burke got some bad news from her past."

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Ebola Sparks 'Made in China' Hazmat Suits Fashion Trend
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Oct 29, 2014, 12:57 AM

$ 1Bazmatchina.jpgBEIJING: Worldwide Ebola fears have sparked a new fashion trend: 'Made in China' Hazmat suits.

The People's Daily reports that, "A factory in China is working day and night to help in the fight against the Ebolaoutbreak by producing protective suits for healthcareworkers as demand surges. The plant, in Anqiu, Shandong province, which is owned by US protective clothing manufacturer Lakeland Industries, has expanded its capacity."

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Kazakhstan Scraps Green Energy Projects
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Oct 29, 2014, 12:06 AM

$ 1Astanagreen.jpgThe government of Kazakhstan is planning to scrap all of its Green Energy projects in the works.

The Asia Times reports that, "From small villages to big cities, wherever you go in Kazakhstan these days, billboards offer reminders that Astana is gearing up to host Expo 2017, the next World’s Fair. Kazakhstan helped to secure the right to host the event with a pledge to emphasize green energy alternatives."

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Social Workers to Stalk 'Tired of Being Alone' Tweeters
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Oct 28, 2014, 11:33 PM

$ 1Breachchildren.jpgPeople on Twitter, who Tweet, "I'm tired of being alone," are at risk of getting contacted by government social workers and could involuntarily get sent off to a mental asylum.

Channel NewsAsia reports that, "A British suicide prevention charity on Wednesday (Oct 29) launched a Twitter-scanning app designed to tip people off when their friends post potentially worrying messages. The free app from Samaritans scans for tweets involving phrases such as "tired of being alone", "hate myself", "depressed", "help me" and "need someone to talk to."

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Obama Bombs on Campaign Trail in Wisconsin
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Oct 28, 2014, 10:16 PM

$ 1Bamaburke.jpgPresident Barry Obama gave a speech to endorse Mary Burke, a Democrat, for Governor of Wisconsin. Nevertheless, Democrats in the Cheese State fled before the President could finish his speech.

According to the Daily Caller, "Just over a week after attendees of a Maryland rally began to walk out of a speech by President Barack Obama, the same thing has happened again, this time in Wisconsin."

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UN Ebola Czar Loses Track of Sufferers
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Oct 28, 2014, 09:42 PM

 $ 1Anthonybanbury.jpgThe United Nations Ebola Czar Anthony Banbury disclosed that he can't keep track of official statistics on those suffering from Ebola in Western Africa, because too many of them are fleeing the region and moving to the United States of America.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Authorities are having trouble figuring out how many more people are getting Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone and where the hot spots are in those countries, harming efforts to get control of the raging, deadly outbreak, the U.N.'s top Ebola official in West Africa said Tuesday."

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