Gen Petrus van Uhm's speech that follows is a persuasive admonition about why the world needs people with guns to protect the peace.
This bit is even nerdier
15 minutes ago
Jon Corzine, MF Global Holdings Ltd.’s former chief executive officer, was sued under U.S. racketeering law by commodity customers alleging he and other executives "unlawfully" took money from their accounts and failed to segregate their money as the law requires.The suit alleges that MF Global transferred "hundreds of millions of dollars" from customers' accounts into house accounts to resolve cashflow problems.
Germany is in big trouble in Europe, and the Franco-Italian coalition is going to make things much tougher. Germany’s ultimate choice may well lie between submitting to a fundamentally Latin currency regime with a few Teutonic decorations and the division of Europe into two or more currency zones.Read More
Employment consists of all persons who, during the reference week (the calendar week including the twelfth day of the month), (a) did any work at all (at least 1 hour) as paid employees, worked in their own business or profession or on their own farm, or worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a member of the family, or (b) were not working but had jobs or businesses from which they were temporarily absent because of vacation, illness, bad weather, childcare problems, maternity or paternity leave, labor-management dispute, job training, or other family or personal reasons, whether or not they were paid for the time off or were seeking other jobs.... The civilian noninstitutional population consists of persons 16 years of age and older residing in the 50 States and the District of Columbia who are not inmates of institutions (for example, penal and mental facilities and homes for the aged) and who are not on active duty in the Armed Forces.Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
The [Special Drawing Right, or] SDR is an international reserve asset, created by the IMF in 1969 to supplement its member countries' official reserves. Its value is based on a basket of four key international currencies, and SDRs can be exchanged for freely usable currencies.Read More