Sunday, May 29, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
The Russian capital boasts 79 billionaires, a stunning increase of 21 in just one year. That more than edges out No. 2 New York, with 59 billionaires, and No. 3 London with 41. Other cities in the top 15 include such rising stars as Mumbai, Taipei, Sao Paolo and Istanbul. Los Angeles manages a tie for No. 8.
The combined fortunes of Moscow's billionaire population top $375 billion, more privately amassed wealth than in any other city in the world.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
But obviously, we've got to stand with our North Korean allies.
We believe that the best of America is not all in Washington, D.C. ... We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, um, very, um, pro-America areas of this great nation.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
- I wouldn't have seen it if I hadn't believed it.
- I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.
- Affluence creates poverty.
- One of the effects of living with electric information is that we live habitually in a state of information overload. There's always more than you can cope with.
- Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's job with yesterday's tools and yesterday's concepts.
- Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication.
- An administrator in a bureaucratic world is a man who can feel big by merging his non-entity in an abstraction. A real person in touch with real things inspires terror in him.
- We drive into the future using only our rear view mirror.
- Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.
- All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.
- The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar.
- The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist.
- A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.
- Darkness is to space what silence is to sound, i.e., the interval.
- Publication is a self-invasion of privacy.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
- When some folks agree with my opinions I begin to suspect I'm wrong.
- Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn't start a conversation.
- Flattery won't hurt you if you don't swallow it.
- Nobody ever forgets where he buried the hatchet.
- Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest.
- Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.
- We'd all like t'vote fer th'best man, but he's never a candidate.
- When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money.
- There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it?
- There is plenty of peace in any home where the family doesn't make the mistake of trying to get together.
- The only way to entertain some folks is to listen to them.
- The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store.
- Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.
- Nothing will dispel enthusiasm like a small admission fee.
- Some fellows (and dumb sexy bimbos) get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid.
- It ain't no disgrace to be poor, but it might as well be,
Thursday, May 19, 2011
The Honorable Harry Reid
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Mr. Leader:
I am writing to notify you, as required under 5 U.S.C. § 8348(l)(2), of my determination that, by reason of the statutory debt limit, I will be unable to invest fully the portion of the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund (“CSRDF”) not immediately required to pay beneficiaries. For purposes of this statute, I have determined that a “debt issuance suspension period” will begin today, May 16, 2011, and last until August 2, 2011, when the Department of the Treasury projects that the borrowing authority of the United States will be exhausted. During this “debt issuance suspension period,” the Treasury Department will suspend additional investments of amounts credited to, and redeem a portion of the investments held by, the CSRDF, as authorized by law.
In addition, I am notifying you, as required under 5 U.S.C. § 8438(h)(2), of my determination that, by reason of the statutory debt limit, I will be unable to invest fully the Government Securities Investment Fund (“G Fund”) of the Federal Employees’ Retirement System in interest-bearing securities of the United States, beginning today, May 16, 2011. The statute governing G Fund investments expressly authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to suspend investment of the G Fund to avoid breaching the statutory debt limit.
Each of these actions has been taken in the past by my predecessors during previous debt limit impasses. By law, the CSRDF and G Funds will be made whole once the debt limit is increased. Federal retirees and employees will be unaffected by these actions.
I have written to Congress on previous occasions regarding the importance of timely action to increase the debt limit in order to protect the full faith and credit of the United States and avoid catastrophic economic consequences for citizens. I again urge Congress to act to increase the statutory debt limit as soon as possible.
Timothy F. Geithner
Monday, May 16, 2011
I don't have any more faith in the courts. I have put my faith in God's judgement now. I don't know what the legal procedure is, but my faith [in the system] is gone.
Yes, there is a threat to me and my family. There is a threat of death, and even of the same thing happening again. Anything can happen.
Life and death are in the hands of Allah... I will not shut my school and other projects.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
- short for opposite editorial
- First Known Use: 1970
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
As of April 2011, 84 States are party to the convention. The entry into force for Andorra on July 1, 2011 will bring that number to 85.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
- We do not want war;
- The other side is solely responsible for the war;
- The enemy has the face of the devil;
- It is a noble cause that we defend and not particular interests;
- The enemy commits atrocities knowingly; if we make unfortunate mistakes, it is involuntary;
- The enemy uses unauthorized weapons;
- We suffer very few losses, while the losses of the enemy are enormous;
- Artists and intellectuals support our cause;
- Our cause has a sacred nature;
- Those who question our statements are traitors.