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  • South Korea to buy 40 F-35 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin

    03/24/2014 6:42:27 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 5 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Mar 24, 2014 | By Steve Campbell
    South Korea has formally decided to purchase 40 F-35 stealth fighter jets for $6.7 billion, South Korea and Lockheed Martin officials announced Monday. The commitment by South Korea, which is boosting its air defenses amid ongoing tensions in the Pacific region, marks a "big day" for the F-35 program in Fort Worth, said Steve O'Bryan, Lockheed's vice president for F-35 business development. "This is a two-year process that Korea held, an open competition where they looked at capabilities, their defense needs, the price as well as the timing and they chose the F-35. It was another open, transparent process that...
  • Built in Ability "The Lord is with Me"[charismatic caucus]

    03/16/2014 5:14:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-16-14 | Jedediah
    My order is inevitable for it is simply The Father's will concisely done in full view and commitment of My Witness that is My spirit in you . . . Acts 17:28 28 For in him we live and move and are! As one of your own poets says it, ‘We are the sons of God.’ John 14:12 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. Job...
  • New York takes London’s crown as top financial center: survey

    03/16/2014 3:21:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:43pm EDT | Paul Sandle
    New York has knocked London from its position as the world’s leading global financial center after seven years, according to the Global Financial Centers Index compiled by London-based consultancy Z/Yen. London slipped from the top of the global rankings, scoring 784 against 786 for New York, because a series of own goals had tarnished its reputation, the report said. […] Hong Kong and Singapore took third and fourth spots respectively, the same as a year ago, the survey showed. But the gap between the “Big Four” and the chasing pack, led by Zürich, Tokyo and Seoul, was narrowing, it said....
  • American Bitcoin exchange CEO found dead in her Singapore home after suspected suicide at age 28

    03/05/2014 12:07:57 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 134 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 5 March 2014 | Daily Mail Reporters
    The American CEO of an exchange for the troubled bitcoin digital currency has been found dead after a suspected suicide at her home in Singapore. Wisconsin native, Autumn Radtke, 28, was discovered inside her apartment on February 28 and officials in the South East Asian city state are now waiting for toxicology test results to determine the exact cause of death. Douglas Adams, the non-executive chairman of First Meta confirmed that his colleague had passed away in a statement which said the company was 'shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our friend and CEO Autumn Radtke.' The death...
  • Russia Seeks Access to Bases in Eight Countries for Its Ships and Bombers

    02/28/2014 4:25:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/28/14 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – At a time of escalated tensions with the West over Ukraine, Russia says it is negotiating with eight governments around the world for access to military facilities, to enable it to extend its long-range naval and strategic bomber capabilities. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday the military was engaged in talks with Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Algeria, Cyprus, the Seychelles, Vietnam and Singapore. “We need bases for refueling near the equator, and in other places,” ITAR-Tass quoted him as saying. Russia is not looking to establish bases in those locations, but to reach agreement to use facilities there when...
  • Russia Seeks Several Military Bases Abroad – Defense Minister

    02/26/2014 5:31:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    RIANOVOSTI ^ | 26 Feb 2014
    MOSCOW, February 26 (RIA Novosti) – Russia is planning to expand its permanent military presence outside its borders by placing military bases in a number of foreign countries, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday. Shoigu said the list includes Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, the Seychelles, Singapore and several other countries. “The talks are under way, and we are close to signing the relevant documents,” Shoigu told reporters in Moscow. The minister added that the negotiations cover not only military bases but also visits to ports in such countries on favorable conditions as well as the opening of refueling sites for...
  • Yahweh’s Substance is your makeup "Christ alive" in you, surrender and receive !

    02/03/2014 6:04:16 PM PST · by Jedediah · 11 replies
    My substance is your makeup but do not look for it to be anatomical and my atomic number is eternal never wasting away for truly I AM Wonderful in ALL aspects of this one word "ETERNAL". I AM thus an eternal constant and there is no slide rule that can measure my kingdom for I have no beginning or end to measure yet I have storehouses ,does my Word not proclaim this ?! So tell me my children is there really a need to be earthbound when even now you carry this makeup within you ?! Let me allow you...
  • Researchers look beyond space and time to cope with quantum theory

    10/28/2012 8:50:13 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 78 replies
    Phys Org ^ | October 28, 2012
    Physicists have proposed an experiment that could force us to make a choice between extremes to describe the behaviour of the Universe. The proposal comes from an international team of researchers from Switzerland, Belgium, Spain and Singapore, and is published today in Nature Physics. It is based on what the researchers call a 'hidden influence inequality'. This exposes how quantum predictions challenge our best understanding about the nature of space and time, Einstein's theory of relativity. "We are interested in whether we can explain the funky phenomena we observe without sacrificing our sense of things happening smoothly in space and...
  • A World Wide Soul ((( Shaking ))) Event !

    01/24/2014 1:32:21 PM PST · by Jedediah · 15 replies
    1-24-14 | jedediah
    There shall be a "worldwide" Earth (( Quake )) not from plate shifting but from outer space yet in this time and dimension for I AM shaking ALL that can be shaken and this does not include My kingdom or the heavenly for I AM The Rock and Cornerstone of Hope. Therefore all that put their faith on me shall stand and not fall for I AM. There will be utter darkness and then a light but this first light shall fade for it is a false light of hope but then I shall move and My light shall be...
  • Singapore to buy upgrade for its F-16 fighter jets

    01/14/2014 2:37:40 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Washington — Singapore is ready to invest $2.43 billion to modernize its F-16 fighter jets in an arms deal with the United States, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. The Defense Department informed Congress of the planned sale that would involve new radar, navigation systems, missiles and other advanced equipment for Singapore's aging fleet of F-16s. The deal would provide new systems that project a display onto a pilot's helmet visor, allowing the F-16 pilot to aim sensors and weapons where he or she is looking. The deal also would deliver a number of different precision-guided bombs for testing, according to...
  • Tongues of Fire ~ Pillars of Light

    12/08/2013 4:43:22 PM PST · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 12-8-2013 | Jedediah
    My gifts are "ALIVE" in you though some have forgotten, They have not died with the Apostles For My Fruit can not rotten, "My Spirit is Eternal " and Desires to renew ( ( ) ) ~ ( ( ) ), The Day of Pentecost to "ARISE IN YOU" \!/ So raise up your hands \o/ and begin to receive ! You Shall do greater things if you just believe , I AM "HAS" sent you so will you stand up and go ?! For I AM your Talent so let my freedom within you Flow ~ ~ ~ I...
  • Singapore shocked by worst riots since 1969

    12/09/2013 12:21:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Euro News ^ | 12/09/2013
    A crowd of around 400 people set fire to vehicles and clashed with police in the Indian district of Singapore late on Sunday after a man was hit and killed by a bus, the first major riot in the city-state for more than 40 years. Police said they had arrested 27 suspects after the riot, which started after a private bus hit and killed a 33-year-old Indian national in the Little India area. The riot is likely to fuel concerns over discontent among low-paid foreign workers. Last year, Singapore saw its biggest outbreak of labour unrest in years when around...
  • US, China scoreless after one

    12/02/2013 11:38:25 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 29 replies
    NRO via AEI ^ | November 30, 2013 | Michael Auslin
    Xi strikes out, Biden comes to the plate, score tied A lot has been written in the past week about China's new Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea, including by me both on NRO and Politico. Given the Obama administration's recent flailing on Iran and Syria (not to mention Obamacare), it was easy to assume that the distracted White House would try to sweep China's new policy under the rug.I'll be the first to admit I was too pessimistic, though part of me also assumed that the Chinese challenge was such low-hanging fruit that the administration...
  • Singapore to acquire two submarines from German firm

    12/02/2013 11:42:59 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Agence France Presse ^ | 02 December 2013
    SINGAPORE: Singapore, which has Southeast Asia’s most modern military, said Monday it was acquiring two new submarines from German defence contractor ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. In a statement, the defence ministry said it signed a contract to acquire two “Type 218SG” submarines, which are projected to be delivered in 2020. It said the deal included a logistics package and a crew training arrangement in Germany, but did not reveal the total cost. The two new submarines, along with Archer-class submarines purchased from Sweden in 2005 will replace its Challenger-class submarines that were built in the 1960s and acquired by the city-state...
  • LET My Waters Move in You ~ ~ [charismatic caucus]

    11/17/2013 3:38:38 PM PST · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 11-17-13 | Jedediah
    You have entered in, now sit quietly at my feet and listen and record the report of My heart for now your desires have become mine for I AM The Perpetual fire that abides in you eternal. Listen then GO, SPEAK and DO for I AM The Voice of your many waters ~ ~ ~ So let My waters move in you , "RISE UP" Oh Well for The Voice of many waters is "CALLING" to you for My Glory . John 7:38(AMP) 38 He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as...
  • WikiLeaks publishes draft version of TPP agreement revealing more details about secret document

    11/13/2013 4:25:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Highly secretive trade agreement have been published on the WikiLeaks website with 95 pages that were taken from the recent TPP or better known as Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. The main aim of the TPP is to unite nations such as the United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand and Brunei that combine with itself about 40% of gross domestic product. Barack Obama and other leaders of the outstanding 11 states were keeping the TPP in secrecy for a lot of years. According to the officials, the agreement would stir up the economies of those...
  • INTENSE INTIMACY NOT JUST LAMENT OR PRAYER [Charismatic caucus]

    11/09/2013 8:06:16 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-913 | Jedediah
    My sustainment of my children comes through INTENSE INTIMACY not just lament and prayer for there is a difference between Mary at my feet and those that knew me from a distance . Do you see I AM your lap of Pure Joy and Breakthrough and it is in my presence that you receive your breakthrough. So see that you break through all distractions to me for they are a wall of resistance to all the blessings already laid at my feet for you to discern and receive. Luke 10:38-42 38 Now while they were on their way, it occurred...
  • To "RECEIVE" Your Healing Breakthrough "STAND FIRM"

    11/11/2013 10:22:22 AM PST · by Jedediah · 7 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 11-11-13 | Jedediah
    My Love for you is amazing! So allow me to love you by letting go of "all" the woes that encumber you for I AM your Peace and Joy. "Rise up oh well for the voice of many waters is calling to you for his glory" !!! Galatians 5:1 It is "for" freedom that Christ "has" set us FREE ! "Stand firm then" and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. ! Psalm 34 [A Psalm] of David; when he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, who drove him out, and he went away. 1...
  • Singapore bans adultery website Ashley Madison

    11/09/2013 10:29:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 9, 2013 4:39 AM EST | Satish Cheney
    Singapore’s government has blocked access to the popular adultery website Ashley Madison amid a public outcry ahead of the company’s planned launch of a portal for the city-state. The Media Development Authority, which regulates the Internet, said in a statement late Friday that it has blocked access to the Canada-based website because it is in “flagrant disregard of our family values and public morality.” …
  • What We Can Learn from Singapore

    09/21/2013 6:36:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    In 1984, Singapore instituted a revolutionary idea: a system of compulsory saving for medical expenses. That was the same year my colleagues and I at the National Center for Policy Analysis introduced the idea of Health Savings Accounts in this country.After almost three decades, Singapore has now come to the attention of a lot others, including a book by Brookings, and a whole slew of posts by bloggers.At the risk of disappointing you, Singapore does not have a free market for health care. What it does have is an alternative to the European/American welfare state, in which private saving and...
  • Singapore to acquire European surface-to-air missile system

    09/16/2013 9:45:42 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    Singapore to acquire European surface-to-air missile system SINGAPORE — Singapore is acquiring an advanced European air defence system as a replacement for its ageing US-made Hawk surface-to-air batteries, the defence chief said Monday. Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said the ASTER-30 Surface-to-Air Missile System, manufactured by European defence firm MBDA, will allow the city-state to counter multiple threats from fighter jets, helicopters, drones and precision guided missiles. "The ASTER-30's capabilities are many times more potent than our I-HAWK ground-based air defence system," he told parliament. He did not reveal the cost of the system or when Singapore will make the...
  • Report on KL-Singapore high-speed rail link finalised

    08/04/2013 8:28:10 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 4 replies
    Malay Mail ^ | 08/03/2013 | Bernama
    SINGAPORE, Aug 3 — Malaysia has finalised its full report on the proposed high-speed rail link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Local television Channel NewsAsia reported Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal, chief executive officer of the Malaysia Land Public Transport Commission, as saying that the two sides will meet after the Aidil Fitri celebrations at the end of the month. He said: “The base line alignment and all that is done. But of course, minor changes can still happen. We are just starting the process of engagement and discussion with the Singapore side, with the joint ministerial committee meeting up...
  • There are no more curses, JESUS SAID " IT IS FINISHED"

    07/22/2013 11:16:24 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 37 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 7-21-13 | Jedediah
    There are no curses left you see, For they all belong to me , The adversary only has a lie , Do not believe it or you may die, It is Faith in Spirit that is your cause , I Said " IT IS FINISHED " with NO pause ! It was DONE in My blood for you , An eternal covenant unbreakable through and through , I AM your hedge to every lie, Let Me remove the speck from your eye, You are "FORGIVEN" I AM your Seal ! This is an ETERNAL DEAL ! I AM the same...
  • A Word of breakthrough for ministries around the world !

    07/17/2013 6:28:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 7-17-13 | Jedediah
    A Word of Breakthrough for ministries around the world ! Your Voice (ministry) is about to be , A living testimony , A SHOFAR of Spirit and Truth , No longer hampered but flowing through ~ ~ ~ So ALL IS behind you now , You have ceased to exist it is ALL ME your vow ! And so it begins "TRULY" you in Me, Woven in to My TAPESTRY , YOUR VOICE "IS MY WILL" no longer you , I WILL SPEAK AND YOU WILL DO, All that you were is gone and void, I AM YOUR ALL I...
  • Thanksgiving a KEY of Faith !

    07/01/2013 11:12:54 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Deuteronomy repeats the laws of blessing clearly in My Word, That revolve around My spirit so as you listen My will is heard, So stay within the sound of My voice , abide in my courts entered by My door, Thanksgiving opens blessings and praises I adore, To "find" the KEYS 0----c I give you just surrender ALL ! The enemy will deceive you but I bring "clarity" to call, Just raise the sound of your voice thanking Me each day, For this is "FAITH in action THE KEY" that lights the way ! For if it opens My gates...
  • THE ASSIGNMENT OF THE OVERCOMER [Charismatic Caucus]

    06/12/2013 9:44:25 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    I have chosen you for a special mission , not just for your zeal in me but through your fortitude to overcome the obstacles I 've allowed to be placed in your way , and these have been used to strengthen and nurture you in my spirit , for I have brought you to this level of enlightenment to allow you to see precisely how my spirit flows and works in and through peoples lives , for now more than ever before I will release my spirit to do more wonders and reveal the true nature of Christ in a...
  • Insight - A Singapore wealth manager under fire amid crackdown

    06/02/2013 8:45:53 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 2 replies
    The Star ^ | 06/03/2013 | Rachel Armstrong
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The email landed at a tough time for David Chong, the colourful founder and chairman of Portcullis TrustNet, one of Asia's biggest wealth advisory companies. By threatening to publish offshore companies and trusts held by his clients, it hit a raw nerve at a company whose customers rely on its discretion. But it also came as the wealth management industry faces a wave of global scrutiny from regulators trying to weed out tax dodgers. The email from a group of investigative journalists said it wanted to expose how the rich compound the world's economic problems by using...
  • A Fresh Word for "The OVERCOMER" [charismatic caucus]

    06/02/2013 9:11:30 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 6-2-2013 | Jedediah
    You are my chosen in whom I have found , Loyalty that abounds , Eager and ready to do MY will , A vessel in which the heavens I fill , To whom "has" been given ALL Autority , To take back land and break the neck of the enemy , There is no wall or boundary around , You can not take down , A "Mighty LOYAL" woven into , My Tapestry and Kingdom ready to do , Whatever I ask whenever it is , You do My business for ALL of My kids , So continue on for...
  • You are My Rod for I AM your STAFF

    05/27/2013 8:20:15 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 16 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 5-27-13 | Jedediah
    You are my Rod (of Obedience) for I AM your Staff ( of Authority) What worked for you yesterday, Will not work for you today , Come to me in the early morning that My WORD may light your path , For in it lies my will in peace where you will find NO wrath , So cover yourself in My Zeal for it is the fire that will lead the way , As I did for the Israelites I will do for you each day ! For my Fire guides your morning and shall be your eyes at night...
  • Don't rely much on central banks to revive growth: Singapore FM

    05/24/2013 9:30:31 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 3 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 05/24/2013 | PTI
    MUMBAI: Relying excessively on central banks to bring real growth back is "illusory" as low interest rates would not help overcome the structural imbalances plaguing global economies, Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tarman Shanmugaratnam today said. "It is the fiscal imbalances arising out of negative real interest rates and lack of investments in infrastructure that are holding back the global economy. "Relying too much and too long on central banks, as has been the case since the 2008 crisis, to bring growth back is an illusory measure," Shanmugaratnam, who is also the finance minister of Singapore, said in...
  • Parents withdraw from inquiry into death of U.S. engineer Shane Todd

    05/21/2013 11:30:43 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 2 replies
    The parents of a U.S. engineer found dead in Singapore last year said on Wednesday they will not take part in the rest of a coroner’s inquiry into his death, which they say was linked to a project involving the transfer of sensitive technology to China. In a statement issued through their lawyers, Rick and Mary Todd said they had lost confidence in the system investigating the death of their 31-year-old son, Shane, who was found hanging in his Singapore apartment last June. The Todds did not appear in court on Wednesday, the day after a U.S. medical examiner they...
  • 7 Caught Trespassing At Quabbin Reservoir; Patrols Stepped Up Across State (OOOps!)

    05/15/2013 1:59:30 PM PDT · by kimtom · 23 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | May 14, 2013 | Staff writer
    BELCHERTOWN (CBS) – Shortly after midnight Tuesday, seven people were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir. State Police say the five men and two women are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and “cited their education and career interests” for being in the area. The men told police they were chemical engineers and recent college graduates. Update: MWRA: Quabbin Reservoir Water Safe The Quabbin, in Belchertown, is one of the country’s largest man-made public water supplies. Boston’s drinking water comes from the Quabbin and the Wachusett Reservoirs. State Police say there were no warrants or advisories on any of the...
  • Seven Foreigners Arrested After Trespassing at Quabbin Reservoir (Video)[Massachusetts terror?]

    05/15/2013 8:27:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 15, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Seven foreigners from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore were arrested for trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir on Tuesday. The Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts is one of the country’s largest man-made water supplies. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) CBS Local reported, via Free Republic: Shortly after midnight Tuesday, seven people were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir. State Police say the five men and two women are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and “cited their education and career interests” for being in the area. The men told police they were chemical engineers and recent college graduates....
  • BREAKING: 7 Caught Trespassing At Quabbin Reservoir; Patrols Stepped Up Across State (Arabs)

    05/15/2013 3:40:18 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 217 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 5/15/2013 | CBS
    BELCHERTOWN (CBS) – Shortly after midnight Tuesday, seven people were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir. State Police say the five men and two women are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and “cited their education and career interests” for being in the area. The men told police they were chemical engineers and recent college graduates.
  • Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were necessary

    05/14/2013 1:34:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 5/14/2013 | MALCOLM FOSTER
    An outspoken nationalist mayor said the Japanese military's forced prostitution of Asian women before and during World War II was necessary to "maintain discipline" in the ranks and provide rest for soldiers who risked their lives in battle. The comments made Monday are already raising ire in neighboring countries that bore the brunt of Japan's wartime aggression and that have long complained that Japan has failed to fully atone for wartime atrocities. Toru Hashimoto, the young, brash mayor of Osaka who is also co-leader of an emerging conservative political party, also told reporters that there wasn't clear evidence that the...
  • "choose love" ~ The love of The Father found in Christ Jesus our Foundation !

    05/01/2013 8:35:36 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    My love is enduring and so it must be with you "My children" for I AM a just and loving God visiting these Virtues upon those that choose love in an enduring manner, for to see My River of Life "TRULY" flow through you there can be NO Guile or sorrow, no hopeless desires for My hope in you "IS" Christ Jesus and his desire is My will and My will alone and so as you enter into my will all guile and tribulation begins to subside and a new and fresh awakening begins. So take on my will for...
  • My Spirit IS The Fruit ! Let Me Flow ~ ~ ~

    09/16/2010 5:01:22 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 21 replies · 1+ views
    My Spirit IS The Fruit ! Let Me Flow ~ ~ ~ Do you see my children I have come to bring you my love ; In Correction , Guidance , Promises , Blessings and more but in all these things I bring , as I look down upon some I see a talent hidden or buried not bearing fruit ?! So let My spirit as your eternal gift move and flow Freely for it is The Fruit I Bear through you my children ~ ~ ~ So Do My will and do not fear the enemy for I AM...
  • Treasury Identifies Kassem Rmeiti & Co. for Exchange and Halawi Exchange Co. ...

    04/24/2013 11:05:11 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY ^ | April 23, 2013 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl1908.aspx Treasury Identifies Kassem Rmeiti & Co. for Exchange and Halawi Exchange Co. as Financial Institutions of “Primary Money Laundering Concern” 4/23/2013 In First Use of Section 311 Against a Non-Bank Financial Institution, Treasury Acts to Protect the U.S. Financial System from Foreign Exchange Houses Tied to Global Narcotics and Money Laundering Networks and Hizballah WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today named two Lebanese exchange houses, Kassem Rmeiti & Co. For Exchange (Rmeiti Exchange) and Halawi Exchange Co. (Halawi Exchange), as foreign financial institutions of primary money laundering concern under...
  • Pizza-Eating Monkey Mural Makes its Debut in Pilsen

    04/20/2013 5:49:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | April 19, 2013
    Graffiti artists The Yok and Sheryo swear they’re not on drugs. “It seems like we’re just taking acid and putting all this s--- together, but it really is a collection of what we’ve seen,” The Yok said. The duo, who now live in Brooklyn, just put up a city-commissioned mural along 16th and Morgan streets as part of 25th Ward Ald. Danny Solis’ public art initiative. The viaduct wall now sports a Vulcan-eared monkey eating deep-dish pizza along with a sunglasses-wearing skeleton head wearing a hat that says “Zap Rap.” The Yok and Sheryo won’t give their full names because...
  • Trade agreement with Singapore kept secret to facilitate EP approval, says FFII

    04/15/2013 10:29:16 AM PDT · by JustSayNoToNannies · 9 replies
    New Europe ^ | April 12, 2013 | NEOnline
    The EU Commission decided to keep the trade agreement with Singapore secret until it enters into force in order to avoid pressure that may prevent it’s passing from the European Parliament according to the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII). FFII analyst Ante Wessels says: "The European Parliament overwhelmingly voted down the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) after citizens pointed out it would violate their human rights. This time the Commission hopes to have a 'better result' by keeping the text secret until it enters into force. This is nothing less than an assault on democracy. Without democracy, the union...
  • Ranking the States for Economic and Personal Freedom

    03/29/2013 8:52:07 AM PDT · by JustSayNoToNannies · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Mar 29, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Sometimes I myopically focus on fiscal policy, implying that the key to prosperity is small government.But I’ll freely admit that growth if maximized when you have small government AND free markets.That being said, our goal should be to expand freedom, not merely to have the largest possible GDP.Which is why the Freedom Index is a good complement to Economic Freedom of the World.It shows, for instance, that Singapore may be ranked #2 for economic freedom, but it is only #39 when you look at all freedoms.We also have a comprehensive ranking of economic and personal freedom for the 50 states.Here...
  • [OP-ED] Singapore Doesn't Always Need Internet Censorship to Silence Critics

    03/06/2013 7:50:18 AM PST · by JustSayNoToNannies · 31 replies
    TechPresident ^ | March 5 2013 | Phil Howard
    Singapore likes to promote itself as a business-friendly country where the government has a soft touch. But by firing a professor known for criticizing the government's censorship strategies, ruling elites have demonstrated that they still have a firm hand in controlling political conversation. It should make U.S. universities rethink their research partnerships with universities in Singapore, because such relationships actually help launder the regime's reputation.As one of Singapore's most high profile censorship critics, Cherian George is guilty of several things. In his teaching, he is guilty of corrupting several cohorts of young journalism students with ideas about press freedoms. In...
  • The New America

    03/05/2013 7:11:49 AM PST · by BillM · 10 replies
    Singapore Income Tax System & Tax Rates Investors turn to Singapore for establishing their operations for several reasons. The ease of setting up and operating businesses is a prime motivator. Another central determinant is Singapore’s tax regime – well-known for its attractive corporate and personal tax rates, tax relief measures, absence of capital gains tax, one-tier tax system, and extensive double tax treaties. Persons, including corporations, partnerships, trustees and bodies of persons carrying on any trade, profession or business in Singapore are chargeable to tax on all profits (excluding profits arising from the sale of capital assets) arising in or...
  • America’s Creeping New Normalcy: Sluggish growth and high unemployment are now just accepted

    02/05/2013 6:40:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/04/2013 | James Pethokoukis
    The Japanese have said “Enough.” After a generation of stagnation, they’ve chosen an all-of-the-above policy to boost economic growth. The nation’s new prime minister, Shinzo Abe, is promising a “three arrows” strategy: bold monetary easing, increased public-works spending, and structural changes, such as regulatory reform. He’s throwing the ramen against the shoji and hoping something will stick. Some of those ideas are good ones, some probably aren’t. But it’s clear that Tokyo’s priority is growth, growth, growth. Time to get Nippon moving again. Nations probably never choose decline, at least not consciously. More likely they become victims of a creeping...
  • China trade now bigger than US

    02/10/2013 2:28:32 PM PST · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | february 10, 2013 | Garry White
    China has leapfrogged the US to become the world’s biggest trading nation, bringing an end to the US’s post-war dominance of global commerce. The total value of US exports and imports in 2012 was $3.82 trillion (£2.4 trillion), the US Commerce Department has revealed. China’s customs administration has already announced that the country’s total trade last year was worth $3.87 trillion. “It is remarkable that an economy that is only a fraction of the size of the US economy has a larger trading volume,” Nicholas Lardy, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, told Bloomberg....
  • Ex-bus drivers jailed in Singapore for organising strike

    03/01/2013 8:35:07 AM PST · by JustSayNoToNannies · 1 replies
    AsianCorrespondent.com ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Kirsten Han
    Four ex-SMRT bus drivers have been jailed in Singapore for their part in last November’s strike. Wang Xianjie, Gao Yue Qiang and Liu Xiangying were sentenced to six weeks in prison, while He Junling was sentenced to seven weeks. On top of organising and participating in the strike, he had also posted on social media network Baidu encouraging others to join in. All four had pleaded guilty in court. Choo Zheng Xi, lawyer for He Junling, presented a mitigation plea, saying, “It was never Jun Ling’s intention to startle or alarm the public, nor was it a calculated plan of...
  • Singapore A Wise Owl Among Currency Snakes

    03/01/2013 8:10:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/01/2013 | John Browne
    As China enters the "Year of the Snake," Singapore stands as a beacon of sound currency in a world gone mad. China's renminbi remains pegged to the US dollar, while even steadfast Switzerland has followed the US, UK, EU, and Japan into an impoverishing strategy of currency debasement. Singapore, alone, has been able to sustain genuine economic growth in the context of a strong national currency. The Currency Snakes In most major economies, a corrective recession has become politically unacceptable. In order to conceal negative real economic growth, politicians and their central bankers have resorted to the irresponsible policy of...
  • 'Be Ready for a War in 2013 and Also Win it', China Tells its Soldiers

    01/19/2013 3:20:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Daily Bhaskar ^ | Jan 18, 2013
    In the wake of increased tension with Japan over disputed islands, China’s soldiers have been directed to be ready for a war in 2013 and also win it. Government Chinese media disclosed this in a report. The report also said the soldiers are being prepared to the best possible level and that they are being trained for the purpose. According to reports, in 2012, no such directive- of getting ready for a war and winning it- was given. The Chinese army has also been told to improve its activities and enhance information and intelligence gathering techniques. In 20th century, Japan...
  • Obama Seeks "Fuller Understanding" of What Happened in Algeria Siege

    01/19/2013 4:02:40 PM PST · by kristinn · 102 replies
    Reuters ^ | Saturday, January 19, 2013 | Matt Spetalnick
    President Barack Obama offered on Saturday to provide any assistance the Algerian government needs after a deadly hostage siege at a desert gas plant and said the United States was seeking a "fuller understanding" from Algerian authorities of what took place there. "The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the families of all those who were killed and injured in the terrorist attack in Algeria," Obama said in his first comments on the hostage crisis. Obama's written statement was issued by the White House after the Algerian army carried out a dramatic final assault to end a...
  • Cal Thomas: A society without entitlements

    12/13/2012 3:54:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 12, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    SINGAPORE -- While the U.S. unemployment rate "dropped" to 7.7 percent last month -- a figure even the Washington Post acknowledged was due "in large part because the labor force fell by 350,000" -- here in this modern and prosperous city-state of slightly more than 5 million people, unemployment is practically nonexistent at 1.9 percent. In part, this is due to a work ethic that seems to be in the genes here. But there is something else at work that should astound Washington politicians struggling with expensive "entitlement" programs and with those who receive them. The Economist wrote about it...