Friday, June 24, 2011

Points of Interest 6/24/2011

Lots of stuff to carry us through the weekend....


"The secretary-general of the Apparel Industry of Shenzhen, Shen Yongfang, said..."
"...the region’s garment export industry used to sell more than 100 billion dollars worth of goods per year. Now, at the best, it can generate just a few billion."
Record flood season continues. (with pictures)

Irony, Israeli edition.
Shimon Peres is a skeptic about foreign aid: "Giving is problematic. We take money from poor people in rich countries and give it to rich people in poor countries. Aid sometimes creates corruption."
They're hoping that if they push that meme hard enough, it will take hold.

As "fruitless" as going after Clarence Thomas may be, there still might be some good that comes out of doing it.

Meet the real-world effects of denying Planned Parenthood the Medicaid funds necessary to treat low-income residents of Indiana.

Senator Rand Paul (R-Dumbass) and his latest dumbassery. (with video, just forward to the 2:55 mark)

And here I thought there wasn't any more room in the GOP primary clown car.

Singin' | go on | take the money and run
A report by China’s central bank found that thousands of Chinese government officials have smuggled billions out of the country and fled, mainly to the U.S., highlights "the corruption within a corrupt system".
"Government red tape" and "burdensome regulations" are bad, at least up until they can be used to promote a right-wing agenda.

Credit reporting system found flawed and subject to "mission creep": credit information being used for purposes other than lending.

"He put $9 million of his own money into the campaign, and then he has the company pay him back shortly after the election..."


The fun part of this is that the kids were just as enthusiastic about being in a limousine as they were to meet the President.

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