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Chevrolet cars insult Egyptian Muslims

One of the spiritual leaders of Egypt issued a fatwah (law, regulations) which banned Muslims from driving Chevrolet vehicles. According to the new law, Muslims must not drive Chevrolet cars because the logo of the company is a Christian cross.

Even the  Muslims are laughing at him about this one.

How Medicare Price Controls Have Contributed to Drug Shortages

Reasons behind the drug shortages are complex and vary from drug to drug, but one of the biggest problems is that Medicare drug reimbursement under Part B keeps prices low. At the same time, drug manufacturers face increasing production costs but cannot easily adjust prices, leading many to halt production.

Every past example of interference or governmental controls in the medical arena shows that no good comes from involving 535 idiots. The first law invoked is the law of unintended consequences.

‘I Feel Duped on Climate Change’

Will reduced solar activity counteract global warming in the coming decades? That is what outgoing German electric utility executive Fritz Vahrenholt claims in a new book. In an interview with SPIEGEL, he argues that the official United Nations forecasts on the severity of climate change are overstated and supported by weak science.

Transcript of an interview with Dr. Vahrenholt and Der SPIEGEL.

FCC moves to kill LightSquared over GPS interference concerns

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) moved to reject LightSquared’s planned wireless network on Tuesday after the president’s top adviser on telecom issues said there is “no practical way” to prevent the network from disrupting GPS devices.

On Tuesday, Lawrence Strickling, the assistant secretary for communications and information at the Commerce Department, said government testing showed LightSquared’s network would cause widespread problems with GPS devices, including ones used by pilots to prevent their airplanes from crashing.

Now we will see if the accusations of “crony capitalism” based on an relationship with the Obama White House hold true.  Billions are at stake.

Female Passengers Say They Were Targeted for TSA Body Scanners

One woman who flew out of Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport several months ago said a female agent sent her through a body scanner three times after the agent commented on her “cute” body.

“She says to me, ‘Do you play tennis?’ And I said, ‘Why?’‘You just have such a cute figure,’” Ellen Terrell recalled to CBS News in Dallas.

Who Knew?: European Carbon Market Is An Expensive Failure

EU essentially agreed to impose higher energy prices on its citizens in the hope that somehow this would encourage the rest of the world to do the same thing by 2020. The principle seems to be: “If I bash my head with a baseball bat now, maybe you’ll bash yours in a couple of years.”

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About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. Tea Party supporter. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
This entry was posted in 2012, All the News not fit to print., Blogbits, Cartoons, Foreign Newspapers, Global Warming Hoax, News and opinion, Tech and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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