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      It promises to be another memorable occasion — but will it beat Winters Games gone past? The 17-day sporting extravaganza is being dubbed as the most expensive Olympics ever, with the Russians having spent $50 billion on turning the faded Black Sea resort into a rejuvenated host venue. Thousands of athletes from over 80 different […]
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    • US airbag recall expands to 7.8m cars October 22, 2014
      US car safety regulators expand a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million, warning that owners should take 'immediate action'.
    • Universal credit 'in place by 2018' October 22, 2014
      Most benefit claimants will have transferred onto the government's universal credit scheme by the end of 2018, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith predicts.
    • VIDEO: Payday lenders hit back at critics October 22, 2014
      Payday lenders strike back against criticism that they leave customers worse off.
    • South Africa growth forecast slashed October 22, 2014
      South Africa's new finance minister cuts the country's economic growth forecast from 2.7% to 1.4%.
    • Boeing raises annual profit forecast October 22, 2014
      Aerospace giant Boeing has raised its forecast for profits this year and says it has a record backlog of orders.
    • Superdry founder gives up CEO role October 22, 2014
      The founder of Superdry, Julian Dunkerton, gives up his role as CEO to focus on developing the brand's products and image.
    • Microsoft to phase out Nokia name October 22, 2014
      Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.
    • Glaxo shares up as profits beat hopes October 22, 2014
      GlaxoSmithKline's shares rose 4% after its third quarter results beat expectations and it pledged to return an additional £4bn to shareholders via a special share scheme.
    • Total names new heads after boss dies October 22, 2014
      Oil giant Total appoints a new chief executive and new chairman to replace Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash in Moscow on Monday.
    • Homebase accelerates store closures October 22, 2014
      Home Retail Group says that store closures at Homebase will be accelerated, with the number of outlets cut by 25% by 2019.

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A Strong Middle Class

I just watched President Obama and Vice President Biden telling us that the middle class is the back bone of our economy. Well think we all knew that, but it was nice to be acknowledged. A new website has been created that is the most amazing site to do with our White House I have […]

US Raid in Pakistan

Missiles fired by a suspected US drone have killed at least eight militants in a Pakistani tribal region on the Afghan border, local officials say. The missiles destroyed a house in a remote village, they said. The attack took place in North Waziristan which is known to be a hub of al-Qaeda and Taleban militants. […]

Is this a case of ‘sore loosers’ ?

Some Republicans to skip inaugural hoopla- WASHINGTON (UPI) — Some Washington Republicans are using President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration to extend their vacations, booking events beyond the Beltway, observers note. Scores of Republicans — who saw their numbers shrink in Congress and lost their eight-year reign in the White House — have chosen alternative events such […]

Undignified Disrespect of a Senator

John McCain, wobbling over the stage acting like an old grandpa. Barely keeping up with his own thoughts, constantly writing down personal memos, onset of Alzheimer’s? His ‘That one’ statement directed towards Senator Obama. Now, I know when MY Grandpa would refer to me as “that one’ he was about to give me a thrashing! […]

Insignificant but interesting

The World Today – Michelle Obama

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John McCain: The Manchurian Candidate?

I have been wondering since McCain began running for president about his ‘war hero’ experience. He seems to be constantly bringing it up as of what a wonder boy he was, but he says nothing about it. His struggles, his experience, who else was there with him. Where are the other POW’s? Well, my curiosity […]

Abraham Lincoln by James Russell Lowell

  THERE have been many painful crises since the impatient vanity of South Carolina hurried ten prosperous Commonwealths into a crime whose assured retribution was to leave them either at the mercy of the nation they had wronged, or of the anarchy they had summoned but could not control, when no thoughtful American opened his […]

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