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LTRO is biggest ‘cash for trash’ scheme in the world!

Irish economist David McWilliams points out the failings of LTRO and other elements of the latest euro worries. He also comes up with some worthy solutions which seem to make sense “South American 90’s debt deals” – “Fiscal expansion” and ultimately the factor that “the Linchpin is Germany”. and what are they prepared to do to solve this mess.

Hat tip: Drayton Bird

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EU Cookie Law Directive – Insightful Video

As of the 26th May 2011 the majority of Europe’s websites became illegal due to a new EU law on cookies;  don’t panic as this law is a bit of a mess the UK Government announced that you now have a year to get your site in order.

The video sums up the main points of this silly EU law which will hopefully fade away like a lot of the things politicians with know idea of the real world dream up 🙂

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Watch Live as UK Air Space Clears from Iceland’s Volcanic Ash

Just thought it might be interesting to check this site out after midday today due to the CAA’s announcement to clear British Air Space whilst the ash from Icelands Eyjafjallajokull Volcano eruption passes over the UK.

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The Internet – “Superpower” Season from the BBC

This video is to promote a new season from the BBC called “Superpower” which launches on 8 March, in the video “the people of the internet” are portrayed as extraterrestrial figure sending messages to the people of Earth, showing how important the internet has become to civilisation and its impact on how we live.

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5 Year Old Breaks World Record for “Air Push Ups”!

This young lad is Giuliano Stroe, from Romania who has just broke  a new world record for number of “air push-ups.”  He is only 5 years old and this is his second entry in the Guinness book of World Records.

Reminds me of myself in my younger days don’t think I could manage more than 10 though these days 😉

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“False Values” and “Structural Blackmail” is Another “Bigger” Crash Coming?

This video is from the Real News Network and according to Professor James Crotty: We are heading for an even bigger financial crash which is due to the creation of speculative bubbles which create false values which lead to huge bonuses! A very interesting insight and some of the comments are as enlightening love the quote:-

“People inflated the prices of tulips and soon everybody was hoarding them,and selling their houses in order to get rich off them.”

The following video is more insight from Profesror Crotty  – Exec compensation: “Heads I win tails you lose”

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Digital Magazine Prototype “Part Deux”

Following on from this months earlier post on the future of magazines I have just spotted this article and video which is from a project set up by Bonnier R&D into the experience of reading magazines on handheld digital devices. There are some interesting concepts and it is good to see how they have looked at traditional print and how it is consumed at the moment, then show how the digital medium can deliver an advanced offering.

Both of these posts show that we are set for some exciting times in the near future with regard to digital print!

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Australian Bank Westpac say Financial Crisis Akin to Smoothies?

OMG is this for real my mate in Australia Malcolm just sent me this, as The Reserve Bank of Australia put interest rates up 0.25% last week, so Westpac put their rates up 0.45% hence they thought they needed to release this Peter & Jane Style Ad for Australian Consumers, is it all really down to Banana Smoothies?

I thought it was more to do with greed and avarice in the banking sector, maybe just a little confused but you have to love the way they describe how the banks work like a smoothie operator and how the financial crisis is the equivalent of a perfect storm!

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The Future of Magazines – Sports Illustrated & Tablet Technology Style.

This demo shows some amazing benefits of what digital publications have over print and how new technology like Apple & Microsoft tablets can make the adoption process very easy.

Makes you think as to why all the old media barons are currently trying to claw back control from out dated business models, maybe it’s due to the fact that things like this are on the horizon and approaching fast!

Hat tip : Matt

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2000 – 2010 in 7 Minutes

Blimey people say where did the year go but a decade has almost gone and this montage by Newsweek shows news highlights of the last 10 years  in just seven minutes.

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