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  • Bypass water discharge increased groundwater level in Fukushima plant
    Related to this article.. Tepco announced bypass project decreased 130 t / d of water / Worker “No supportive data” [URL]   Contrary to expectation, bypass water project increased a The post Bypass water discharge increased groundwater level in Fukushima plant appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Cesium-137 detected from a pregnant woman in Matsudo city Chiba
    Related to this article..  28 of 32 testees diagnosed A2 in thyroid inspection of Matsudo city Chiba [URL]   Cesium-137 was detected from a pregnant woman in Matsudo city, Chiba prefecture The post Cesium-137 detected from a pregnant woman in Matsudo city Chiba appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Tepco gave up pumping up contaminated water beside 4 crippled reactors to discharge to the sea
    Related to this article.. 460,000,000 Bq/m3 of Cs-134/137 detected from mountain side of Reactor 2 [URL]   Tepco is going to give up discharging the contaminated water pumped up from The post Tepco gave up pumping up contaminated water beside 4 crippled reactors to discharge to the sea appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Tepco accidentally destroyed a part of Reactor 1 cover at dismantling preparation
    Following up this article.. Tepco started dismantling Reactor 1 cover – Video [URL]   Tepco mis-operated the crane to spray scattering inhibitor and opened an excessively large hole on the The post Tepco accidentally destroyed a part of Reactor 1 cover at dismantling preparation appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • 460,000,000 Bq/m3 of Cs-134/137 detected from mountain side of Reactor 2
    Extremely high level of Cs-134/137 was detected in groundwater taken beside Reactor 2, Tepco announced on 10/24/2014. The specific state of underground is not verified yet. It is groundwater taken from The post 460,000,000 Bq/m3 of Cs-134/137 detected from mountain side of Reactor 2 appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Tepco started dismantling Reactor 1 cover – Video
    Photo : Spraying scattering inhibitor over the debris inside of cover. Photo taken on 10/22/2014.   Tepco started dismantling the cover of Reactor 1 on 10/22/2014. The cover was installed The post Tepco started dismantling Reactor 1 cover – Video appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Unidentified algae looking-creature mass generated in bypass well / Tepco “Great quantity”
    Unidentified creature was mass-generated in one of the bypass wells to stop pumping up groundwater, Tepco announced on 10/21/2014. The creature looks like algae. Tepco is pumping up groundwater from The post Unidentified algae looking-creature mass generated in bypass well / Tepco “Great quantity” appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • 28 of 32 testees diagnosed A2 in thyroid inspection of Matsudo city Chiba
    28 of 32 testees were diagnosed as “A2″ in the thyroid inspection of Matsudo city, Chiba. The test was implemented from 6/1/2014 to 8/31/2014 and the result was announced on 9/26/2014. The post 28 of 32 testees diagnosed A2 in thyroid inspection of Matsudo city Chiba appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Tepco “Almost completed transferring spent fuel from Reactor 4 pool”
    On 10/19/2014, Tepco announced that they have already completed transferring 1,320 of 1331 spent fuel assemblies from Reactor 4 pool. The rest of 11 spent fuel assemblies to include 3 The post Tepco “Almost completed transferring spent fuel from Reactor 4 pool” appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Strontium-90 detected in potentially discharged water from Reactor 1 and 3
    2,800 ~ 11,000 Bq/m3 of Strontium-90 have been detected from pumped water around Reactor 1 and 3, according to Tepco.   On 10/1/2014, Tepco released nuclide analysis data of groundwater. The post Strontium-90 detected in potentially discharged water from Reactor 1 and 3 appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Disorderly Reset Coming-Dollar Goes to Zero-Egon von Greyerz
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  Wealth preservation expert Egon von Greyerz is not bullish on the U.S. dollar.  Greyerz explains, “More and more countries are trying to go away from the dollar, and I think the days of the dollar are counted.  I think the dollar is going to start falling rapidly in coming months and […]Related Posts:2008 Meltdown Revisited- […]
  • Global Economy Has Collapsed-Andy Hoffman
        By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Financial analyst Andy Hoffman says the real global economy is in deep trouble, which is much to the chagrin of the Fed. Hoffman explains, “Recall last April, they started smashing gold and started with the ‘taper’ talk. The Fed figured by about this time, they’d be ready to start […]Related Posts:Negative Interest Rates […]
  • WNW 163: No Ebola Travel Ban, Terror in Canada and NYC, Financial War
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  Another week, another Ebola infection.  This time, in crowded New York City.  This after the government declared “U.S. Ramps up Fight on Ebola.”  This time, a young American doctor who returned after treating Ebola victims in West Africa.  I cannot believe we do not have a travel ban and/or mandatory quarantine […]Related Po […]
  • Permanent Damage to US Economy-Michael Snyder
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Michael Snyder is a self-proclaimed “truth-seeker” and financial writer who says there is no recovery on Main Street, and we are not going to get one—ever.   Snyder contends, “We’ve had permanent damage to the U.S. economy.   It’s kind of like going to the beach, and you build a sandcastle.  The waves […]Related Posts:Next Gr […]
  • Dollar is The Weak Spot for US-Paul Craig Roberts
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com   (Early Sunday Release) Former Treasury Secretary Dr. Paul Craig Roberts says all U.S. financial policy revolves around propping up the dollar.  Dr. Roberts contends, “I’ve always said the whole system is rigged.  It’s a house of cards, and the weak spot is the dollar because they cannot print foreign currencies for […]Relat […]
  • WNW 162: Ebola Gets Worse (Airborne?), Putin War Talk and Harvey Organ Update
    Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  I know you have been hearing all about Ebola, and it looks like things are getting worse, not better.  Look at this headline from USA Today “10,000 Cases of Ebola per Week.”  That’s what the World Health Organization says we could be getting in West Africa in a few months.  So, why […]Related Posts:Manipulation of Gold and Silv […]
  • Reality of No Economic Recovery Means Collapse-John Williams
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Economist John Williams is sticking by his assessment that the economy is in deep trouble.  Williams says, “What we are seeing is a very big fiction by the financial media and the political media that the economy has recovered.  The economy has not recovered. . . . We are seeing all […]Related Posts:Economy in Severe Trouble- […]
  • You Can See This Collapse Coming A Mile Away-James Rickards
    Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com   (Early Sunday Release) Best-selling author and financial expert James Rickards contends a big financial crash is locked in.  Rickards says, “Everyone is waiting for some blunder down the road, and the point I try to make is the blunders have already been made.  The blunders have already been built into the system.  […]Related […]
  • WNW 161: Ebola Update, War on ISIS and Obama Criticism
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  It’s all Ebola all the time.  The Obama Administration got this wrong from the beginning.  It told us there was very little chance of a case getting to the U.S.–wrong!  Then they told us there was little chance of it becoming an epidemic–again, wrong!  If that was the case, the head […]Related Posts:WNW 163: No Ebola Travel […]
  • Big Nuclear War Coming-Charles Nenner
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Legendary financial analyst Charles Nenner thinks the biggest threat is global war.  Nenner explains, “If you look at a war cycle of a hundred years, I predicted in the second decade of this century that we were going to have a big war.  If you go back a hundred years ago, […]Related Posts:Dollar Collapse Starts in Late 2014- […]
  • Man Who Ran QE1 Warns Of Major Plunge In Global Markets
    In the aftermath of the Fed announcement that they are officially ending the asset-backed purchase program know as QE, today King World News spoke with the man the Fed called on to execute QE1 and who also set up the Fed’s massive trading room, former Fed member and former Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, Andrew Huszar. What he had to say will surprise K […]
  • With Fed Ending QE, Chart Below Sums Up Last 48 Months
    With the Fed ending the last of its asset purchase program, the chart below sums up the last 48 months.
  • If You Want To Know How Wild Things Can Get - Look At This
    Today King World News is highlighting a piece by one of the greats which discusses total collapse of the markets. Below is the powerful piece which all KWN readers around the world must read. […]
  • Rick Rule - Savvy Investors Will Experience “Staggering” Gains
    Today one of the wealthiest people in the financial world told King World News that savvy people who invest correctly at this moment in time will be in a position to enjoy “staggering” gains in the future. Rick Rule, who is business partners with Eric Sprott, also discussed why the gains for savvy investors will be so stunning. […]
  • The Big Question: Have We Seen The Bottom In Gold & Silver?
    Today KWN is putting out a special piece which features two fascinating charts that help to answer the question on many people’s minds: Have we seen the bottom in gold and silver? These are charts that the big banks follow closely, as well as big money and savvy professionals. David P. out of Europe sent us the two key charts which help to answer that all-im […]
  • No. 669: September Durable Goods Orders, New-Home Sales
    (SGS Subscription required) • Broad Weakness in September Durable Goods Orders • New-Home Sales Remained Stagnant, Despite Nonsensical Reporting Volatility • Expanding Scope of Data-Falsification Issues at the Census Bureau? […]
  • Tentative Schedule for Commentaries
      Commentary Date Releases Period Release Date   Thursday, October 30, 2014 GDP 3rd Qtr Adv Est. 10/30/2014   Tuesday, November 04, 2014 Construction Spending […]
  • No. 668: September CPI, Real Retail Sales and Earnings, New-Home Sales, Prospective GDP
    (SGS Subscription required) • U.S. Government Prepares to Use Reduced-Inflation Index for Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) • 2015 Social Security COLA at 1.7% Would Have Been 9.4% without Existing Gimmicks for Understating Inflation • September Annual Inflation: 1.7% (CPI-U), 1.6% (CPI-W), 9.4% (ShadowStats) • September Real Retail Sales Fell by 0.4% • Sept […]
  • No. 667: September Housing Starts, Prospective Third-Quarter GDP
    (SGS Subscription required) • Third-Quarter 2014 Economic Growth Slowed Sharply • Long-Term Stagnation in Housing Starts Continued at Low Level of Activity • Social Security COLA Should Notch Slightly Higher from Last Year's Adjustment, Remaining Far Shy of Common Experience […]
  • Commentaries News
    The Next Regular Commentary: is scheduled for Thursday, October 30th covering the "advance" or first estimate of third-quarter 2014 GDP.  For further detail on pending economic releases, see the  schedule. (LAST UPDATED October 28th)
  • No. 666: September Industrial Production
    (SGS Subscription required) • Third-Quarter Production Growth Slowed Sharply • Falling Auto Production in September More than Offset by Defense Industry Output, Oil and Gas Production and Weather-Related Utility Surge […]
  • No. 665: September Retail Sales, PPI
    (SGS Subscription required) • September Retail Sales Declined, August and September Activity Revised Lower and Third-Quarter Broad Growth Slowed Sharply • Unstable Seasonal Factors Helped Push Headline PPI Lower […]
  • No. 664: Market and Economic Instabilities
    (SGS Subscription required) • Broad U.S. Economy Is Not Growing • Sharp Deterioration Likely Will Continue in Domestic and Global Financial-Market, Economic and Political Stability • Confluence of Crises: U.S. Economy, Stocks and Dollar […]
  • No. 663: September Labor and Monetary Conditions, August Trade Deficit & Construction Spending
    (SGS Subscription required) • No Recovery in Actual Business Activity • Pre-Election Nonsense in Labor Numbers • Congress Addresses Data Falsification in Unemployment Survey • September Unemployment Rates: 5.9% (U.3), 11.8% (U.6), 23.1% (ShadowStats) • Fed's Monetary Policy Propped Stocks • Annual Money Supply M3 Growth Fell to 4.3% in September • Trade […]
  • No. 662: Second-Quarter 2014 GDP -- Third Estimate
    (SGS Subscription required) • GDP Has Fully Reestablished Itself as the Most Worthless of Economic Series • Fluff and Guesstimates Dominated the Upside GDP Revision • Monthly Economic Reporting Should Turn Increasingly Negative […]

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Veterans Today

  • The Pentagon Fights for Public Opinion: The “Afghan Trap” Revisited
    A common phrase in the United States these days is “No one cares what I think.” Disappointment in the aftermath of the election and reelection of President Barack Obama has translated into apathy for many youth, who face a lower standard of living than previous generations. Many feel powerless and disinterested in world events, and […]
  • Ukraine Democracy is a $3 Bill – the US and EU, too
    The Ukraine vote is in and Poroshenko the candy king has won again, but not by much. He pulled 23% to Yatsenyuk’s 21%, not something that would be considered a general mandate to rule. They represent two competing factions of what observers are calling “The War Party” (WP), so they have a 44% block. The […]
  • Saudi Arabia: on the Verge of Tough Decisions
    Saudi Arabia is once again in the center of international events. The international community is primarily interested in consequences of Saudis’ adopting the decision to maintain the capacity of produced crude oil at the same level and to lower prices for its oil. There are various comments on this topic: ranging from conspiracy (the one […]
  • Georgia in the Ebola Zone, “another viral or bacterial bomb waiting to explode?”
    Predictably, since the US signed the Bio Weapons Convention it has invented increasingly innovative ways of circumventing it. The scientific community and public have responded by looking the other way, due to fear, ignorance or even personal safety. One of the most favoured circumvention mechanisms has been to hide bio weapons programmes under the flimsy [… […]
  • Iraq and Afghanistan: the US Grand Strategy and Grand Failures
    The success of the ISIS or ISIL in Syria and Iraq against the Iraqi military forces and the success of the Taliban in Afghanistan against Afghan forces apparently look two different cases; however, they have something in common which glaringly shows grand failure of the US’ twenty-first century grand strategy. As a part of its […]
  • Coalition against the Islamic Coalition: The search for a strategy
    The absence of advance of the hastily formed coalition between the USA and its Arab allies becomes more and more obvious. Despite the fact that close to a dozen states (Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Jordan, Canada, the Netherlands, UAE, the USA, France) are taking part in air attacks the radical Islamists continue their offensive. […]
  • ISIS: America’s Terrorist Mercenaries
    Generally historical revision takes place long after events unfold and the victors attempt to bury humiliating or inconvenient truths. Today, in the age of information, these would-be victors are finding it increasingly necessary to revise history in real-time through a strategy of increasingly repetitive, but decreasingly effective propaganda.  Phase I: Jus […]
  • Has America Nuked Syria?
    A massive explosion outside Kobani, the Syrian/Kurdish border town under attack by ISIL/ISIS publicly and to a less public extent, by the Turkish army as well. Nuclear physicist, Jeff Smith, former IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) investigator and Science Editor for Veterans Today has been examining photographic evidence but is calling for more: “So […]
  • ISIS – an Anti-Shia Political Tool
    In recent days, the Iraqi army has successfully executed a number of strikes against ISIS. Most importantly, Iraqi regular troops have managed to push the Sunni Islamists back from Baghdad, clearing the International Airport and western suburbs near the Abu Ghraib prison. In retaliation the Islamists carried out terrorist attacks in Baghdad that resulted in […]
  • Gold or Gunfire: Hedging Against the Collapse of the Dollar
    A global economic collapse has become unavoidable, said former chief economist of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) William White in response to the BIS’ quarterly report in September 2013. Experts forecast that a global economic collapse may occur, overnight, some time at the end of 2014 or in 2015. The fact that private interests […]
  • Iran criticizes wrong regional policies
    Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticized the wrong policies adopted by certain countries in the region, blaming those policies for spread of extremism.
  • Powers moving toward Iran deal: Kerry
    US Secretary of State John Kerry says the P-5+1 group of countries will continue to move ahead toward a final nuclear deal with Iran with maximum care.
  • Burkina Faso army seizes power
    The head of Burkina Faso’s armed forces has announced the dissolution of the country’s government and parliament following deadly anti-government protests in the West African country.
  • Pedophile priest commits suicide
    A priest who recently admitted to sexually abusing a minor female has killed himself at a church in Italy.
  • Israel recalls ambassador to Sweden
    Tel Aviv has recalled its ambassador to Stockholm after Sweden's official recognition of the Palestinian state.
  • Taiwan food tycoon faces fraud charges
    A Taiwanese tycoon has been charged with nearly 140 counts of fraud over his alleged role in the country’s latest food safety scare, prosecutors say.
  • Aussies barred from joining terrorists
    Australia has passed new legislation aimed at preventing radical elements from joining terrorist groups and fighting in overseas conflicts.
  • France rapped over protester death
    The French government is under mounting criticism after a young demonstrator was apparently killed at the hands of the police in southern France, Press TV reports.
  • Liberia may see decline in Ebola spread
    Liberia may be witnessing a decline in the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, despite the fact that the fight against the disease is far from over, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
  • How Israeli, gun lobbies run US politics
    The problem of special interests or lobbies was one of the foremost concerns of the Founding Fathers of the United States. […]
  • Shadow Banking Assets Increase By $5 Trillion To Record $75 Trillion, 120% Of Global GDP
    Call it Monitoring Universe of Non-Bank Financial Intermediation (MUNFI), Other Financial Intermediaries (OFI), non-bank financial intermediation or, easiest of all, by its widely accepted name, Shadow banking. Whatever you want to call it, the latest just released estimate by the Financial Stability Board of how many assets current exist outside of the regu […]
  • Which Director Are Politicians Listening To About Ebola?
    Presented with no comment...     Source: Cagle […]
  • QE’s Seeds Are Already Sown
    Submitted by David Howden via Mises Canada, The Federal Reserve has finally ended its quantitative easing programs. Since the financial crisis of 2008, the Fed has pursued what seemed like an endless policy of asset purchases. As recently as September 2008 the monetary base in the US was just a hair over $800 bn. Today this figure is just shy of $4.2 trillio […]
  • Broken Market (Worse Than 2013 Nasdaq Blackout) Just Fails To Send S&P Back Over 2,000
    To 'prove' that the end of QE3 is not a negative for stocks and to 'confirm' the Fed's narrative that the economy is surging (despite all the unsustainable one-offs in the GDP print), algos are tearing stocks higher, targeting the crucial 2,000 S&P level... thanks to 2-week old headlines from Japan, a broken options market, and t […]
  • Bad Debt At China's - And The World's - Largest Bank Surges By Most Ever
    A week ago, when showing the following chart of Chinese housing trends... ... we reported that the "burst Chinese housing bubble leads to first annual price decline since 2012", and warned that it is only a matter of time before both China's GDP, extensively reliant on housing construction, as well as Chinese bank assets, primarily consisting […]
  • Market Breaks As Stocks Explode Higher On Algo-Triggering Headline
    CBOE: AS OF 13:07ET OPRA NOT DISSEMINATION QUOTES,LAST SALES   This was right as the Nikkei headlines hit and e-mini volume exploded. And here is the NYSE confirming that stocks are now soaring higher on "critical Issue", aka broken market: Confused what this means: simply said, virtually all quotes, and certainly options, are stale and unreliable, […]
  • This Is The 12-Days-Old News That Just Spiked USDJPY And Stocks
    Day after day after day this 'market' is manipulated and managed by headlines that memory-less machines read and act upon. Today - yet again - at 210am Japan time, Nikkei news decides it is time to print these headlines: *JAPAN GPIF TO CUT JAPAN DEBT ALLOCATION TO 35%, RAISE DOMESTIC STOCK ALLOCATION TO 25%: NIKKEI And sure enough JPY explodes inst […]
  • Tailing 7 Year Auction Is Carbon Copy Replica Of Yesterday's 5 Year
    If one had to pick a carbon copy replica of yesterday's 5 Year tailing auction, today's 7 Year probably ranks toward the top. Just like yesterday, the auction priced with a tail to the 2.009% WI, coming in 0.9 bps wider at 2.018%. Just like yesterday, the high yield was a steep drop from the September auction, sliding from 2.24 to just over 2%, and […]
  • Caption Contest: "So Bullish It Hurts" Edition
    Don't worry the pain will stop soon... (one way or another)     h/t @JoeSaluzzi […]
  • The M&A Gift That Keeps On Giving: Mass Layoffs Coming To A Tim Hortons Near You
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  • Controlled Opposition and Ebola Exposed
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  • Will EU Authorize 9 GMO Crops at Same Time for Food and Feed?
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  • 70% of Cheese Products Made with Genetically Engineered Rennet
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  • How to Herd Your Tax Cattle (Video)
    Good morning, Mr. President. I’m a representative of the shadow government that put you into power. Did you ever wonder how we keep people fighting with each other? Or obeying our silly rules? Or actually loving their captors and slavemasters? This morning we’re going to brief you on just that. Are you ready to begin?
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    We are a nation of addicts and that addiction is driving us over the cliff. Time to end the addiction.
  • The Tale of the 4ft Owl
    It came, it conquered, and it left without so much as a burp.
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  • Evolutionary implications of horizontal transfer of short and degraded DNA
    Recombination with random extracellular DNA must often cause deleterious effects. For a single-celled species this may not be a significant problem because an unlucky cell simply dies, while other colonial cells continue uninterrupted. However, for multicellular species such deleterious mutations may have severe consequences for the remaining cells.
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This Day In History

1216 – King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge

1492 – Christopher Columbus’s expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas. The explorer believes he has reached South Asia

1582 – Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

1692 – The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from Massachusetts Governor William Phips.

1773 – America’s first insane asylum opens for ‘Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds’ in Virginia

1792 – First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York

1823 – Charles Macintosh, of Scotland, sells the first raincoat.

1871 – Criminal Tribes Act (CTA) enacted by British rule in India, which named over 160 local communities ‘Criminal Tribes’, i.e. hereditary criminals. Repealed in 1949, after Independence of India.

1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools, as part of a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s voyage.

1901 – President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the “Executive Mansion” to the White House.

1928 – An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children’s Hospital, Boston

1933 – The United States Army Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island, is acquired by the United States Department of Justice

1937 – Federal agents shoot and Kill Al Brady and members of the Brady Gang in a shootout at Bangor, Maine on Columbus Day in 1937. They surprised the gang at 8:30 a.m. on a busy street as they left a local store and a shootout between the gang and FBI Agents left a number of dead and wounded.

1945 – World War II: Desmond Doss is the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor.

1945 – The Nazi party is ordered to dissolve by The Allied Control Council and stated that any attempt at it’s revival in any guise would be considered a criminal offense.

1967 – Vietnam War: US Secretary of State Dean Rusk states during a news conference that proposals by the U.S. Congress for peace initiatives are futile because of North Vietnam’s opposition

1970 – Vietnam War: US President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas

1972 – 46 sailors are injured in a race riot involving more than 100 sailors on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk .

1978: Some figures this week released by the Social Security administration give some interesting figures for current and projected incomes and taxes .

Current Average Worker earns $10,500 per year

1990 Average Worker Projected to earn $22,700 per year ( Actual was $28,960 )

2000 Average Worker Projected to earn $40,000 per year ( Actual was $40,344 )

2010 Average Worker Projected to earn $70,000 per year

2025 Average Worker Projected to earn $162,000 per year

2050 Average Worker Projected to earn $656,000 per year

1979 – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the first of five books in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction series by Douglas Adams is published.

1984 – IRA Terrorists carry out a bomb attack on the British Government at the Conservative party conference at Grand Hotel Brighton. .

1998 – Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (b. 1976), died

2000 – The USS Cole a navy destroyer is attacked by two suicide terrorists believed to be part of ( Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda terrorist network ) using a motorized rubber dinghy loaded with explosives which blows a 40ft by 40ft hole in the port side of the USS Cole while it was harbored in the Yemeni port of Aden leaving seventeen sailors dead and 38 wounded .

2008 -Europe has followed the United States with a plan to stabalise the European Banking Industry by offering guarantee loans between banks until the end of 2009, and putting money into troubled banks by buying preference shares

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