Stimulus Plans As A Proportion Of GDP

This graphic from GlobeandMail shows the amount of  ‘stimulus’ spending in selected G20 countries in dollars and as a proportion of GDP. I have linked to GlobeandMail, but article content is subscription or pay per view. Australia’s spending is proportionally higher than the US (though not by much), which means the amount of debt incurred for …

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Chuck Norris Bites The Frost

And I bet he bites global warming as well. And communism. And terrorists. Check out these Chuck Norris facts: There is no ‘ctrl’ button on Chuck Norris’s computer. Chuck Norris is always in control. Chuck Norris is the reason why Waldo is hiding. Chuck Norris is so fast, he can run around the world and …

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On Foreign Aid

Know-it-all Sir Bob Geldof is the former front man of the Boomtown Rats, a one hit wonder band from the seventies, and therefore qualifies (in his eyes) as an expert on foreign policy and development. Well, Leonardo De Crapio thinks he’s an expert on the science of global warming, so why not? Two years ago Sir Bob called Australia ‘one …

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Experts: We Have No Idea If This Could Happen

And it has never happened before. But hey, you know, anything’s possible. So just be scared, OK? A ‘top flu expert’ is warning of the dangers of a mutant swine/bird flu – one that is as infectious as swine flu (that is, about as infectious as any other flu) and as deadly as bird flu. Bird …

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