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Music: TIGA – Sunglasses at night

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A TIGA video clip featuring Amanda Lepore.

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Germany: Bank Robbers ante portas

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There was a lot of hectic movement with governments around the world the last weeks to confine the disasters from betting / wild casino speculation within financial institutions. Approaches and road maps laid out (if any) are pointing to different directions even in the key G7 developed countries.

The U.S. – for example – first wanted to give absolute powers to the executive branch and the government – a move widely criticized and changed by the U.S. Congress in the debates following the first bailout plan.

France and the UK have taken another road and bailing out their banks by providing funds only against a collateral – meaning they are de-facto nationalizes key players in their finance industries. France even went a step further with President Sarkozy calling for the creation of national industry funds to stop the fire sales of key industrial players to overseas investors – an interesting step that found much applause with the European Parliament. If you think that further it…

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Humor: The political Barbie

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New “Talking Points” Caribou Barbie™ repeats phrases at random–you never know what she’ll say next! Doll really talks with eyes that move.* Includes hunting rifle, moose carcass, Bible and every single newspaper–Caribou Barbie™ reads them all!

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Music: Ode to Joy

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Today some classical music for the evening – Beethoven’s Ode to Joy performed in a very special way

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Quote of the day: Life

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It’s better to die upon your feet than to live upon your knees!

¡Prefiero morir de pie que vivir siempre arrodillado!
Emiliano Zapata Salazar (1879 – 1919) – Mexican Revolutionary

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Health: Millions of lives to save – XDR-TB

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…Legendary photojournalist James Nachtwey sees his TED Prize wish come true, as we share his powerful photographs of XDR-TB, a new, drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis that’s touching off a global medical crisis…

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