Friday, August 12, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/12/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/12/2011Italy, Spain, France, and Belgium have banned “short-selling” to try to limit some of the volatility in their stock markets, and to help ease the current crisis. Meanwhile, the Italian government is planning an austerity program that will include tax increases and massive spending cuts. The Italian cabinet held an emergency meeting to discuss the debt crisis.

In other news, Egypt sent special forces into Sinai to suppress the activity of lawless armed groups there. Some of the armed bands are said to be Islamic fundamentalist militias.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, Caroline Glick, Diana West, Freedom Fighter, Insubria, JP, KGS, Nilk, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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1389 said...

O/T science news for Caturday (and safe for work):

No Pants Caturday

Following the trailers for Puss-in-Boots, you'll see a rare Sand Cat Kitten, who was born at Israel’s Zoological Center Tel Aviv Ramat Gan – Safari.

Also, you'll see three Pallas' Kittens born at Cincinnati Zoo (with the help of scientific intervention).