Hungary is preparing to ship natural gas to the Ukraine.
The Moscow Times reports that, "Hungary is ready to ship natural gas to neighboring Ukraine at once while Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico called for talks with Ukraine, Russia and the European Commission to discuss the possibility of reversing gas flows to Kiev to offset a Russian gas price hike."
Out of control inflation is raging in Argentina and the Buenos Aires government is doing nothing to curtail it. Accordingly, Argentinians nationwide have launched major strikes.
According to the Houston Chronicle, "A nationwide strike paralyzed Argentina's economy on Thursday, shutting down air, train and bus traffic, closing businesses and ports and emptying classrooms. The strike also stopped all non-emergency hospital attention, left garbage in emptied streets and complicated many other aspects of life in the South American nation."
Is Democrat Texas State Senator Wendy Davis the next Barack Obama? She could be the dark horse candidate to destroy former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's bid for the White House in 2016. If she's elected governor of Texas, she could drive enough momentum to win the Democrat Party nomination for President.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "President met briefly Thursday with state Sen. , the Democratic nominee for governor."
The Swiss-based drug manufacturer Roche, created a drug called Tamiflu, claiming it could cure patients suffering from the swine flu. However, an Oxford study disclosed that the drug is only as effective as an ordinary sugar pill.
According to the Daily Telegraph of London, "The drug Tamiflu, given to tens of thousands of people during the swine flu pandemic, does nothing to halt the spread of influenza and the Government wasted nearly £500 million stockpiling it, a major study has found."
In May 2010, United Nations Climate Change Chief Christiana Figueres called for the global eco-community to worship and celebrate the Mayan Jaguar goddess, Ixchel during a UN Summit in Cancun, Mexico. Apparently, when Mayans worshipped Ixchel, her followers were expected to conduct ritual human sacrifices.
According to the Mayan Gods and Goddesses Website, "The ancient Maya had a complex pantheon of deities whom they worshipped and offered human sacrifices. Rulers were believed to be descendants of the gods and their blood was the ideal sacrifice, either through personal bloodletting or the sacrifice of captives of royal blood. The Mayan vision of the universe is divided into multiple levels, above and below earth, positioned within the four directions of north, south, east and west. After death, the soul was believed to go to the Underworld, Xibalba (shee bal bah), a place of fright where sinister gods tested and tricked their unfortunate visitors."
Apparently, Kiev should not have to worry about the Russian army invading the Ukraine. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has shut down projects to contain nuclear radiation fallout contamination from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which was shut down two decades ago due to a massive radiation leak.
According to Fox News, "Construction of the coated steel, climate-controlled sarcophagus was begun in 2010 to cover the site of the infamous 1986 meltdown, scene of the worst nuclear accident in history. But finishing the $2.1 billion project requires money and, likely, stability from the Ukraine government and international backers. Planned in sections comprised of two 300-foot-high arches that will span the site and then be walled on the sides, the project will never be completed by the original goal of 2015, officials acknowledge."
The Corpus Christi Port in Texas has endorsed US Congress legislation to permit US companies to export domestic natural gas to foreign countries.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Selling more U.S. natural gas to foreign buyers would mean economic gains that flow well beyond the oil field, a Corpus Christi port official told lawmakers Wednesday."
President Barack Obama's global Green Energy campaign has caused electricity bills to skyrocket in Germany. The co-called Renewable Energy sources are funded by German government subsidies.
According to Reuters, "Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet approved on Tuesday a reform of 's renewable energy law designed to curb a rise in the cost of electricity in Europe's biggest economy driven by the rapid expansion of green power."