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Nihilism, Misanthropy & Misery Metasticize
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The reasons people become Kollapsniks (followers of Collapse Dynamics) vary quite a bit. I came to collapse from the economic end, looking for the reasons behind the collapse of the investment banks Bear Stearns and Lehman brothers in 2008.
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Over the last century, myopia (short-sightedness) has risen to epidemic proportions. In South-East Asia nearly 90% of school leavers are now affected. In the West the figures are not as dramatic, but it appears to be similarly increasing. We found that nearly half of 25 to 29-year-olds are myopic in Europe and the rate doubled in those born in the 1960s compared with those born in the 1920s.
Infographic Of The Day: Shuffling Cards
Someone with the lowest experience with cards will still be able to perform the perfect shuffle.
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Written by John Lounsbury
We recently pointed out that if only a total of 278,000 votes for Obama had switched to Romney in 2012 that Romney would have won. If the switches had been made in just 3 states, Florida (38,000 out of 8.474 million or 0.45%), Ohio (84,000 out of 5.581 million or 1.5%) and Pennsylvania (156,000 out of 5.754 million or 2.7%), Obama would have been a 1-term president.
by Asif Suria
Insider buying increased last week with insiders buying $29.17 million of stock compared to $6.38 million in the week prior. Selling also increased with insiders selling $757.96 million of stock last week compared to $578.34 million in the week prior.
22Jul2016 Market Close: Wall Street Closes Fractionally Higher, US Dollar Climbs Higher As WTI Crude
22Jul2016 Market Update: WTI Crude Falling Below $44 And Further Losses Expected As The US Dollar Ri
ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward was improved and remains in positive territory for the 17th week - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. ECRI has released their coincident and lagging indices and is reported below.