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."
Chairman Thomas J. Donohue of the United States Chamber of Commerce contends that the best method to boost economic recovery would be to charge higher gas taxes on American drivers.
he U.S. Chamber of Commerce reports that, "Reauthorization of MAP-21, the surface transportation spending bill that expires in September, promises to be a contentious fight, but it doesn’t have to be. There is broad consensus on a number of fundamental principles. The stakeholders in this debate agree that our infrastructure system is a critical national asset that drives growth, jobs, safety, mobility, trade, and enhanced global competitiveness; that we’re running out of money to fund this system; that the federal government must take a leading role in making sure our infrastructure system contributes to a strong economy; and that we need a predictable, stable, and growing source of revenue for today, an intermediate funding solution for tomorrow, and, in the long run, a new system."
The Export-Import Bank subsidizes 'Big Business,' and in return Fortune 500 companies are expected to fund luxury travel expenses for Ex-Im Bank executives.
According to the Daily Caller, "The Export-Import Bank seeks to save export subsidies, but it seems less interested in saving money on its travel budget, the Washington Examiner . In fact, the Export-Import Bank exceeded its travel budget by about $1 million in each of the past three years, ."
Get ready for a shootout at the OK Corral in Houston. Quanell X, Houston's version of Rev. Al Sharpton, has pledged to mobilize his fellow street thugs in the 5th Ward to prepare for a massive shootout against gun rights' activists, who scheduled an 'Open Carry Texas' demonstration in the neighborhood on Saturday.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Open Carry Texas is coming to Houston and the neighborhood they are planning on visiting is not sitting well with some people. The gun rights advocacy group, which has made waves for their practice of carrying loaded assault rifles and other weapons at their demonstrations, has announced a visit to Houston's Fifth Ward this coming Saturday at noon."
Moscow and Cairo are setting the stage to create a Free Trade zone for Russia and Egypt.
Russia Today reports that, "Egypt and the countries of the Customs Union are looking into creating a free trade zone, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the Black Sea city of Sochi."