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IMF to Unleash 'Abenomics' in EU
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Apr 2, 2014, 08:24 PM

US President Barack Obama is supporting an International Monetary Fund (IMF) package that would flood the European Union (EU) economy with billions of US dollars of American taxpayers' money.

According to the BBC News, "The global economy could be heading for years of "sub-par growth", according to the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Christine Lagarde warned that without "brave action" the world could fall into a "low growth trap".

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HollyFrontier Favors Ban on US Gas Exports to Ukraine
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Apr 2, 2014, 07:52 PM

Dallas-based HollyFrontier Corp., a gas refiner, is fighting legislation in the US Congress that would permit U.S.-based oil & gas companies to export their crude to other countries.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Oil industry leaders clashed Wednesday on the nation’s 39-year-old crude export ban, as a Dallas-based refiner insisted that lifting those trade restrictions would spike gasoline prices."

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Female Workers Complain, Women 'Too Bossy'
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Apr 1, 2014, 10:05 PM

A recent worplace survey disclosed that the greatest threat to female workers are 'bossy' women.

The Daily Mail of London reports that, "More than half of women are bullied or harassed at work – often by members of their own sex, a major poll reveals today. Based on interviews with nearly 23,000 women and more than 2,000 men, the survey is the largest of its kind in the UK."



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Vargas Llosa to Lead Anti-Maduro Protests in Venezuela
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Apr 1, 2014, 09:25 PM

Peruvian poet, Mario Vargas Llosa had just penned in his schedule to tour the streets of Caracas, Venezuela to lead anti-Madura protests that denounce Cuban-style Marxism in the country.

According to the BBC News, "The Peruvian Nobel Prize winning author, Mario Vargas Llosa, has said that he will travel to Venezuela to lend his support to opposition groups. Mr Vargas Llosa accused President Nicolas Maduro of trying to a install a "Cuban-inspired dictatorship" in Venezuela."

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Germany Enjoys Economic Boom Times
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Apr 1, 2014, 08:54 PM

Germany has been enjoying remarkable economic growth in the past few years.

The BBC News reports that, "German unemployment fell by more than expected in March as the economy was boosted by the mild winter weather. The number of people registered as unemployed fell by 12,000 to 2.901 million, after accounting for the impact of seasonal variations, the Federal Labour Office said."

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Energy Powerbrokers Forecast Dismal Future
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Apr 1, 2014, 08:06 PM

As President Barack Obama plans to implement restrictive environmental regulations on oil & gas companies, major energy corporations fear troubled waters ahead.

According to the Houston Chronicle, "Chief financial officers of some of the largest energy companies are more pessimistic than the rest of the business community on earnings growth this year, according to a new survey released by the consulting firm Deloitte."

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South Korean Buddhist Monks Pray for Sex Change Operations
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Apr 1, 2014, 07:30 PM

A South Korean doctor believes that God has told him to embark on a missionary pilgrimmage to perform sex change operations on Buddhist monks.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, "As Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun begins surgery to create a functioning penis for a Buddhist monk who was born female, he is well aware of the unease his work creates in this deeply conservative country. The devout Protestant known as the "father of South Korean transgender people" once wrestled with similar feelings."

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Dallas Blog Endorses Obama, President for Life
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Mar 31, 2014, 11:43 PM

It's time for US President Barack Obama to get his pen and phone ready to sign an 'Executive Order' that would keep him in the White House for the rest of his life. According a pre-eminent scholar of the US Constitution, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D.-Tx.) contends that Obama has every justification to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House.

For Democrats, if you like your Obama as the Top Dog of the Country, you can keep him. 'What difference does it make?' If Hillary can't be bossy and become our next President.

 

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