Moscow is striking LGBT Russians in their pocketbooks. The Russian Duma is expected to vote on a bill that would impose a 23 percent tax rate on Burger King's newly-introduced 'Gay Whoppers.'
According to Russia Today, "Foreign fast-food companies should be additionally taxed, a Russian State Duma deputy has suggested. Igor Zotov said the money raised could go to improving the general health of the population."
Bourbon distillers based in Kentucky are taking a major gamble on selling their goods overseas.
According to the Houston Chronicle, "In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation. To put it in bartenders' lingo: Distillers are putting up the tab for millions of rounds of bourbon years before they are even ordered. The production poses an inherent risk, but hitting the moment right — a big supply meshing with big demand — could mean a serious payday for companies big and small."
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe flooded the Japanese economy with liquidity and raised sales taxes, but the domestic economy continues to fall apart.
China Radio International reports that, "New stats show Japan's core machinery orders have dropped at the quickest rate in more than five years during the second quarter. Machinery orders are a key advance indicator for corporate spending."
The Malaysian economy is booming while other countries are struggling.
According to Channel NewsAsia, "Malaysia's economy grew a better-than-expected 6.4 per cent in the second quarter on the back of stronger exports and robust domestic demand, the central bank said Friday (Aug 15)."
Violent crimes are surging in the Philippines as more and more expatriates are getting murdered there.
Channel NewsAsia reports that, "Three Filipino men have been detained after confessing to dumping the bodies of a missing Japanese man and his Filipina girlfriend at sea, the justice department said on Thursday (Aug 14). The men disposed of the bodies of Japanese businessman Yuji Okada and his girlfriend in early July on the orders of a Filipino suspect who remains at large, the department's National Bureau of Investigation said."
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nv.) along with his cohort of Senate Democrats are pushing legislation that would impose a $20 tax on monthly internet bills.
According to the Daily Caller, "State governments always seem to find creative ways to tax Americans, so why haven’t they taxed us for using the Internet yet? It’s because we’re protected by the Internet Tax Freedom Act — but if the Senate doesn’t pass a permanent extension of the act by Nov. 1, we might see $15-$20 additions to our phone bills for Internet usage."
Huffington Post blogger Ryan J. Reilly contends that he is a liberal white male journalist and therefore deserving of a "privileged position." Accordingly, he cried when the cops roughed him up at a McDonalds after he was maliciously antagonizing them.
The Daily Caller reports that, "Huffington Post reporter Ryan J. Reilly was detained in Ferguson, Missouri Wednesday while trying to make himself the story and refusing to leave a McDonald’s after 45 minutes. He to have been “assaulted” but said that video of the event was “deleted when my other phone died.” Then he did something deplorable for a journalist, even for a smug hack: He cried about it."
Amidst violent protests in Ferguson, Mo., the New Black Panthers, the Nation of Islam and a militant pro-Hamas LGBT jihadist group, known as the Organization for Black Struggle, have joined forces to spread madness and mayhem to retaliate against local cops.
The ClashDaily reports that, "The protest Tuesday is being sponsored by a who’s who of radical far left organizations including: the , (a pro-Hamas group), (NBPP), , , and the (UAPO)."
President Barry Obama's Sector Sanctions on Russia appear to have backfired as the German and French economies are headed towards a tailspin.
According to the BBC News, "The eurozone's two largest economies both performed worse than expected in the second quarter of this year. German GDP contracted by 0.2% in the three months to the end of June, figures show, after growing by 0.7% in the first quarter."