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« Reply #10815 on: Jun 7th, 2014, 01:25am »

lol he does look grumpy...well...

after this you will be too..After I retire soon I will not put my money in the bank..think how much of a yield it will lose anyway while it sits waiting for you to retire..

I feel so sorry for Purr and Int..they are not millionnaires they are hundredaires just like us..cry

Think Cyprus because thats where we are headed..they knew they were going to do this a long time ago ..when someone saaid...we all have some skin in this..HE didn't mention the the elites...

In the week that the European Central Bank cut its deposit rate for banks from zero to -0.1%, economist Martin Armstrong warns that negative interest rates are coming to the United States, meaning that Americans will be forced to pay just to keep their money in the bank.

In a move described as unprecedented, the ECB became the first central bank in history to cut any main interest rate to negative yesterday, part of a package of measures designed to encourage banks to provide more loans to businesses and households. Many view the policy as a desperate sign of Europe’s faltering economic recovery.

Critics claim that the action will do little to spur growth while threatening to cause inflation and unemployment. While banks in the EU have not indicated whether or not the costs will be passed on to consumers, the New York Times’ Neil Irwin asserts that this is inevitable.

“Banks will most likely pass these negative interest rates on to consumers, or at least try to. They may try to do so not by explicitly charging a negative interest rate, but by paying no interest and charging a fee for account maintenance,” he writes.

What about Americans? Will they also soon be charged by the bank simply for depositing their own money? Yes, according to economist Martin Armstrong.

Armstrong, who is noted for calling the 1987 economic crash to the very day, warns that U.S. banks are preparing a raft of new account fees that will serve as a de facto negative interest rate.

“In the USA, we are more-likely-than-not going to get the negative rates directly passed to consumers by the banks who will claim it is the Fed who will do so at the requests of the banks. Larry Summers has set the stage. This is just how it works. He flew the balloon to get everyone ready. This is likely to be bullish for the stock market,” writes Armstrong, noting that, “The talk behind the curtain is to impose negative interest rates on the consumer.”
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« Reply #10816 on: Jun 7th, 2014, 09:13am »

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We already have some bank accounts that require a monthly fee. You have to watch out for the ones that make much of offering above average interest rates.

My bank has no fees for the services I use, but once did try to get me to switch to a different product that did have these fees.

There is no interest on my current account.

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« Reply #10817 on: Jun 7th, 2014, 10:59am »

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« Reply #10818 on: Jun 7th, 2014, 12:24pm »

TOP OF THE DAY TO YA CRYSTAL ~ CASEBOOK ~ cool

QUITE A BLEND OF INTELLIGENCE WITH SEVERAL DISCUSSIONS/TOPICS ~ JJ (SPOT ON) ~ AND DRWU ~ INDEED MANY THANKS FOR REKINDLING THE TWINING THREAD ~ I THOUGHT OF THAT DURING THE NIGHT AND WAS PLANNING TO LINK SAME TODAY ~ WELL ~ THANKS FOR TAKING POINT!

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« Reply #10819 on: Jun 7th, 2014, 1:02pm »

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« Reply #10821 on: Jun 7th, 2014, 2:40pm »

Thanx Crystal for the 1999 movie..grin grin


Scientists: The Universe’s Most Common Stars Could Make Alien Life Impossible
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AMPA (CBS Tampa) – The most common type of star in the universe may be a planet killer, reports Space.com.

NASA’s Kepler space observatory has revealed that at least half of these stars are orbited by rocky planets that are one-half to four times the mass of Earth.

Red dwarf stars are up to 50 times dimmer than our sun and are just 10 to 20 percent as massive. They make up to 70 percent of the stars in the universe.

And since they are relatively cold, the “goldilocks zone” where life could flourish is much closer to the star, even closer than Mercury is to the sun.

But this can create its own obstacles to the development of life, said lead study author Ofer Cohen, a space physicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

“(W)hen you put a planet so close to its star, the space environment it will face is very extreme,” Cohen told Space.com. “The planet has to face the stellar wind of particles streaming from the red dwarfs.”

At such a close distance, the stellar wind would act like a sandblaster on the planet’s surface.

“Even though the planet is within the conventional definition of the habitable zone, it most likely does not have an atmosphere,” Cohen said. “Without an atmosphere, all water would be lost on the surface.”

And water, so far as we know, must be present for life to begin.

Cohen and his team created computer models for several different types of planets that might orbit close to a red dwarf. They found that even if planets had magnetic fields as strong as Earth’s, they would lose their atmospheres on the order of a couple of million years.

But not all hope is lost. Astronomers are now trying to find out if a planet might fare if it started with an atmosphere as thick as or thicker than Venus.
That rules out anything that woud ven remotely look like us.
maybe steamed lobsters.
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« Reply #10822 on: Jun 7th, 2014, 4:33pm »

Haha Purr..I owe my growing gracefully old to themgrin
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« Reply #10823 on: Jun 7th, 2014, 6:34pm »





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« Reply #10824 on: Jun 7th, 2014, 6:39pm »

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« Reply #10825 on: Jun 7th, 2014, 7:57pm »

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DOJ NSA Make Judge Do A Back Flip

A federal judge who ordered the National Security Agency to retain all records of its secret telephone surveillance related to an ongoing case has reversed the order – just a day after it was issued.

“In order to protect national security programs, I cannot issue a ruling at this time. The Court rescinds the June 5 order,” US District Judge Jeffrey White said from the bench on Friday.

The NSA had been prohibited from destroying any of its records of communications surveillance on Thursday – specifically under the government’s Section 702 program.

Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) has been used by the NSA to justify widespread collection of phone calls and emails.

White first ordered that the agency retain records in March, to which the NSA responded that it was legally obliged to destroy all documents after a five year period.

White issued the temporary restraining order (TRO) in March to prevent the destruction of evidence. However, on Thursday, EFF filed an emergency motion, stating that in the past week interactions with government lawyers demonstrated that the destruction of records had continued.

Records could form a basis of evidence for two pending lawsuits posing a challenge to the surveillance program. One was filed by AT&T customers and the other by 23 Californian organizations.

The case - Jewel v. NSA the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) sued the NSA and other government agencies on behalf of AT&T customers.

The Friday hearing saw lawyers from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) going up against lawyers from the Department of Justice.

The case has stagnated in the court system for several years. In 2008, the original complaint was filed against AT&T and the government, which it was alleged, was involved in “illegal and unconstitutional program of dragnet communications surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency and other Defendants in concert with major telecommunications companies.”

Evidence pre-dated Snowden’s revelations in June 2013, and was based on evidence from former San Francisco AT&T technician Mark Klein in 2006.

“I don’t want the preservation effects to get in the way of national security, but I don’t want national security to checkmate our case,” Cindy Cohn, an EFF attorney, told the court, reported arstechnica.

Justice department lawyers sought a stay. They argued that phone records and internet programs were separate. Section 702 allows the government access to emails and Facebook messages. The lawyers said that their compliance would put the program at risk.
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« Reply #10826 on: Jun 8th, 2014, 11:03am »

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The day a UFO attacked a car on the Nullarbor

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THE Knowles family set out from Perth for Melbourne, in the hope of finding new jobs. Instead, a terrifying and violent 90-minute encounter with a UFO on the Nullarbor Plain left them so shaken they turned around and headed home.

The family claim the glowing UFO, shaped like an egg in an eggcup, chased and even lifted their car off the road, dropping it so heavily a tyre burst.

During the height of the encounter in January 1988, they said their voices became distorted and sounded like they were in slow motion.

They said they drove at speeds up to 200km/h, that the car was covered inside and out by a black ash, and that the UFO landed on the roof, leaving dents.

The incident on January 20 made world headlines, with many treating their story with scepticism — so much so that the Knowles family retreated from public view before being allegedly duped by an Adelaide marketing man, and losing the car after failing to continue its repayments.

What the family said

Here’s what the Knowles family — mother Faye, Patrick, 24, Sean, 21, and Wayne, 18, (ages at the time of the incident) say happened while driving their Ford Telstar, about 40km east of Mundrabilla near the SA-WA border.

It was a little before 5am when Sean swerved to miss a huge “bright glowing” object on the road.

It was bright and white with a yellow centre, shaped like an egg in an eggcup and about a metre wide, high enough to block their view.

“It was a weird-looking thing and we stopped to go back and have a look at it,” Sean told The Advertiser.

Walking towards the object, they became frightened and ran back to the car and drove away.

“It chased us and at one stage when we were trying to get away we were doing up to 200km/h,” he said.

He said the object, which was humming like a transformer, landed on the roof with a thump, pushing down the car and then lifting it from the road.

His mother reached out the window to touch the object, which she said felt hot.

“She told me it felt like a rubber suction pad,’’ he said.

When Mrs Knowles brought her hand back inside, it was covered with a fine dust.

While suspended in the air, their voices were distorted and it appeared as though they were talking in slow motion.

“I wound down the window — it came in the car like smoke,” Mrs Knowles told Channel 7. “We thought we were going to die. We were going silly. Something was going into our heads.”

Patrick said: “Something seemed to be on top of us. We looked around but it didn’t seem to be there. It seemed to kind of grab the car.

“I wound up the windows and the car began to smoke up inside. It smelt like dead bodies or something smelt really foul, like gas or something.’’

He said he felt as though his brains were being pulled from his head.

When the car dropped to the ground it blew a tyre.

The family hid in a bush and after about 30 minutes replaced the tyre and drove to the Mundrabilla roadhouse, where truckie Graham Henley said he also had seen the bright light in the area in his rear-vision mirror.

He said the family was in a state of shock and even their dogs were cowering in the car.

“The whole car smelt like bakelite or just like as if you’d blown a fuse,” he said.

“A soot was all over the car and there were four dents as though the car had been picked up by a magnet.

“I cannot explain it but all I know is that I saw four very terrified people at 4.45 on Wednesday morning.”

Police investigating the incident said the car had a dented roof and was covered with an ash-like material.

Ceduna policeman Sergeant Fred Longley said Mrs Knowles and her sons were obviously distressed when they walked into the police station.

“They were in a terrible state — even though it was five hours after the incident. Something happened out there. Their car, even after being driven all that way, still had black ash — or dust — over it. Even on the inside. Where did that come from? There’s no soil like that out there, only sand.”

And Ceduna officer Sergeant Jim Furnell said the car had dents in the roof “as if something had landed on top”.

The investigation — and the theories

Two theories emerged. First, that it was debris from a meteorite, which would explain the ash and the smell. Second, light from a car beam refracted and distorted by warmer air lying over colder air.

A research physicist from the University of Wollongong, Glen Moore, told The Advertiser at the time it was probably a rare sighting of a falling, disintegrating meteorite.

The Knowles family’s description of a bright light, violent shaking, vehicle damage, smell and the deposit of powder-like material was consistent with the falling disintegration of a carbonaceous meteorite.

Bright lights spotted by tuna fishermen in the Great Australian Bight at the same time supported the theory.

Nine months later a bus driver reported a similar light near Mundrabilla. Allan Brunt, former regional director of the Bureau of Meteorology, gave a much more banal — but still fascinating — reason: weather.

He said on both nights there was warmer air overlying colder air across a wide area of the Nullarbor Plain.

Called a temperature inversion, it can refract and bends the light’s path, making it seem higher than it is. It also distorts its shape, colour, size and intensity.

Mr Brunt believes the Knowles family saw the refracted light of an approaching truck.

“It was the distorted image of its headlights which was so frightening and bizarre,” said Mr Brunt.

The rest was “their own imagination whilst in a state of fright”.

The tuna fishermen probably saw the refracted light of another ship and the bus driver, Mr Brunt believes, saw Jupiter.

He said the flat desert conditions of the Nullarbor Plain make it an almost perfect place for UFO spotting.

What about the ash and damage?

Analysis of the ash found it wasn’t extraterrestrial. It was from the interior of a burnt-out brake lining. The blown tyre was consistent with a high-speed tyre blowout.

The dents on the roof were insignificant, and it couldn’t be established if they were there before the UFO report.

Sean said he was doing 200km/h to escape from under the UFO.

According to the manufacturer, the Telstar could never reach that speed on the ground. Tests in Adelaide — conducted with the car’s wheels off the ground on jacks — took the speedo to 200km/h.

But — and here’s a big but — according to the 1990 UFO Report by Timothy Good, the “dust” was also analysed at the Philips Laboratory by Dr Richard Haines in July 1988.

He concluded the dust taken from the interior of the car was different to the dust sampled from the exterior.

And he found the interior dust was not from the brake system of the car.

Unusually, it possibly contained sodium chloride — or salt — and the atomic element astatine, which is only produced synthetically. It would have decayed by the time the Knowles arrived at Ceduna, where the samples were taken, giving just a possible reading.

It did contain oxygen, carbon, calcium, silicon, potassium — and fibres of typical pipe insulation.

An officer later said just a few specks of dust had been recovered from the car, pointing out it had been driven 500km to Ceduna after the incident and townspeople had swarmed all over it, rendering it almost valueless for forensic evidence.

Investigation of the Knowles’ story was difficult for both sceptics and UFO researchers because they were reportedly paid by a TV station, which forced people to mediate with it to speak to the family.

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On June 5, SoftBank Corp. unveiled Pepper, a consumer robot to be released in Japan early next year for ¥198,000. Currently, you can meet Pepper in select SoftBank Mobile stores, such the company's flagship store Omotesando.

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« Reply #10829 on: Jun 8th, 2014, 10:15pm »

AI suffers Major Setback..After investing untold billions in its artificial Intelligence program Google presented it crown Jewel in front of the Naysayers..
and attempted to run it across a group of teenagers ro see if it would pass the Touring test..

Called the National Artificial Neural Connected Inteligence or Nanci for short ..here we see it in almost human form but android form perform as teenagers ask it questions and take it to task



back to the drawing board..we can see from the incoherent rambling that it suffered immediate overload. Kurtz owes me a coffee and donut.

I would suggest in the future that young man not take plane rides and avoid going near nail guns if at all possible.
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