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Party animals

Crayfish getting drunk behave just like a bunch of frat-boys.

HUMANS are not the only species to enjoy a snifter. Myriad experiments on other animals, from rats and monkeys to bees and fruit flies, show that they also get drunk, will seek out alcohol given the opportunity and may even develop a dependence on the stuff.

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"... the average American worker works 127 days of the year just to pay his taxes. That means..."

“According to the Tax Foundation, the average American worker works 127 days of the year just to pay his taxes. That means that government owns 36 percent of the average American’s output-which is more than feudal serfs owed the robber barons. 38 more words

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Singapores Economic Woes

Singapore’s Economic Recession

Singapore has been a powerhouse of economic growth and icon of modernity and innovation in the East.  As recounted by everyone I met, it has been in recession for the last two years. 525 more words

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What I know about budgets are the headlines. The snazzy one liners that the opposition parties hold on to. And maybe what sneakers the finance minister wore. 72 more words

"A true patriot does not confuse government with country. A patriot's loyalty...to country requires..."

 “A true patriot does not confuse government with country. A patriot’s loyalty is to his country, and loyalty to country requires holding government accountable.”

— Paul Craig Robert, journalist, economist, writer

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