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Jan 19 15:45

The World’s Inequality Countdown

Welcome to the world’s inequality countdown. In 2010, some 388 people owned as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population. Jump to 2014 and that 388 is down to 85 people. In 2015 the figure was 80 and now today Oxfam has revealed that 62 rich individuals own as much wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion people.

Jan 19 15:42

War criminal Tony Blair refuses to attend IRA-Libya compensation inquiry

Declining to answer additional questions at an inquiry into Libyan-backed IRA terror activities, former Prime Minister Tony Blair claims he has already given all the information he can.

Jan 19 15:37

The 9/11 USAF Stand Down

At least six air traffic controllers who dealt with two of the hijacked airliners on Sept. 11, 2001, made a tape recording that day describing the events, but the tape was destroyed by a supervisor without anyone making a transcript or even listening to it, the Transportation Department said today.

The taping began before noon on Sept. 11 at the New York Air Route Traffic Control Center, in Ronkonkoma, on Long Island, but it was later destroyed by an F.A.A. quality-assurance manager, who crushed the cassette in his hand, cut the tape into little pieces and dropped them in different trash cans around the building, according to a report made public today by the inspector general of the Transportation Department.

Jan 19 15:34

War Games: The Key to a 9/11 USAF Stand Down

There was a young man who came in and said to the vice president "The plane [Flight 77] is 50 miles out" [from Washington], "The plane is 30 miles out", and when it got down to "The plane is 10 miles out" the young man also said to the vice president "Do the orders still stand?", and the vice president turned and whipped his neck around and said "Of course the orders still stand, have you heard anything to the contrary?"

Jan 19 15:33

The Secret Service at Booker Elementary: The Dog That Did Not Bark

"The Secret Service has an arrangement with the FAA. They had open lines after the World Trade Center was..." - Vice President Dick Cheney [NBC News]

Jan 19 15:27

A Very Bearish Presentation

Jan 19 15:22

Osborne's 'lost marbles' taunt reinforces mental health stigma, says Labour

George Osborne should apologise for “flippant remarks” he made in parliament about mental health, Labour’s shadow mental health minister has said.

Speaking to MPs on Tuesday, the chancellor joked that the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, and the former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, had both “lost their marbles” – referring to the Elgin Marbles and to Labour’s plans to hold a series of open seminars about economics.

Jan 19 15:18

New 3D Printing Tech Lowers Cost of Producing Items at Home

By Kevin Samson

The marvel of 3D printing is still in its infancy, especially in regards to being understood by the masses. Its many applications, however, are already beginning to transform the medical and manufacturing fields – not to mention 3D-printed weapons – ushering in low-cost methods of production as well as increasing the diversity of products that can be designed.

But for 3D printing to transform the lives of everyday individuals, the cost of high-quality 3D printers that can produce useful items still needs to drop dramatically. While this has steadily been happening, the cost is still greatly prohibitive for most people.

A new technique is being studied at the University of Bristol, UK that takes us one step closer to producing useful items right from our homes while making a quantum leap in providing low-cost access to many more people...

Jan 19 15:09

Bank of Montreal stress testing assets for $25 per barrel oil

Bank of Montreal Chief Executive Officer Bill Downe announced last week that Canada’s fourth largest bank is stress-testing its oil and gas portfolio to determine the impact on the bank’s balance sheet of oil prices of US $25 per barrel.

Jan 19 15:06

Cameron should try telling the City women aren't 'second-class citizens'

A story used to be told to illustrate the benefits of the kind of liberal imperialism Britain liked to think it was spreading to what Rudyard Kipling called “lesser breeds without the law”. David Cameron’s latest intervention on making migrants learn English made me think of it.

Jan 19 14:52

The US Should Not Accompany Saudi Arabia Over the Cliff

Like other totalitarian regimes that have no legitimacy and no base of support, the Saudis are wrapping themselves in religion. Saddam Hussein in the 1990s and currently Bashar al-Assad – the heads of the Baath party in Iraq and Syria – both played the religious card. However, Baathist doctrine in Iraq and Syria is basically irreligious. The Saudis are using religion as their excuse now, labeling the recent mass executions as preserving their religion when they are actually a message to frighten their citizens into submission.

Jan 19 14:50

Looking For Footing, But Wobbly