Debts to China

Submitted by ub on Sat, 03/18/2023 - 18:43

If China wanted to economically injure the U.S. by selling off its debt securities, the result could be dramatically higher interest rates and a steep dollar devaluation. But the Chinese would also shoot themselves in the foot. The Chinese have nearly half their cash reserves invested in U.S. debt  Davidson. For China, it's the safest, best investment the growing nation can make.

Law Catching Up To Trump

Submitted by ub on Sat, 03/18/2023 - 11:27

No matter what you’re into, you'll find more to do in New York than you'll have time for. This includes time spent in court.

Ironically, DJ Trump was born nearly 77 years ago in New York City, and now it appears that he may be bitten BIGLY by legal eagles in The Big Apple, who insists he is not above the law.

New York to Trump: No more delay in civil fraud case…

The Fairness Doctrine

Submitted by ub on Sat, 03/18/2023 - 08:34

Once upon a time in The United States of America, the media broadcasts on the air belonged to the American public.

Then Congress became concerned that the monopoly audience control of the three main networks, NBC, ABC, and CBS, could misuse their broadcast licenses to set a biased public agenda. The Fairness Doctrine mandated broadcast networks devote time to contrasting views on issues of public importance.

Should the FCC’s Fairness Doctrine be Reinstated?

Lions and Whales

Submitted by ub on Fri, 03/17/2023 - 16:31

Can you spot the difference between a killer whale and a sea lion then go on to describe their oceanic relationship in the wild?

The orca or killer whale Orcinus orca is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the most prominent member.

Sea lions are pinnipeds characterized by external ear flaps, the ability to walk on all fours, short and thick hair, and a big chest and belly. Together with the fur seals, they comprise Otariidae, eared seals. Sea lions have six extant and one extinct species in five genera.

Wanted Dead or Alive

Submitted by mo2 on Fri, 03/17/2023 - 13:20

The United Nations are the 193 sovereign states that have equal representation in the UN General Assembly. The world's largest intergovernmental organization. The criteria for admission of new members to the UN are set out in Chapter II, Article 4 of the UN Charter:
The World Court is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations (UN). It settles disputes between states by international law and gives advisory opinions on global legal issues. The ICJ is the only international court adjudicating general conflicts between countries. Its rulings and beliefs serve as primary sources of international law subject to Article 59 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice.

Guatemala is Guatemejor

Submitted by ub on Fri, 03/17/2023 - 11:19

The ruins of a Mayan city were found buried under a forest in Guatemala. This Republic is a country in Central America. 

It is bordered to the north and west by Mexico, to the northeast by Belize and the Caribbean, to the east by Honduras, to the southeast by El Salvador, and the south by the Pacific Ocean.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Submitted by ub on Fri, 03/17/2023 - 10:03

St. Patrick's Day is a global celebration of Irish culture annually on March 17, including a massive NYC Parade.

Leprechauns are one reason you should wear green on St. Patrick's Day—or risk getting pinched! The tradition is tied to folklore that says wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns, which like to squeeze anyone they can see.


Submitted by ub on Thu, 03/16/2023 - 10:41

Following flooding, resident Herbert Estrada is seen fleeing bird rescue from his home along Salinas Road in Pajaro, California.

For those who do not speak Spanish, the word Pajaro means bird in English. In many ways, the town of Pajaro has become ground zero for the latest atmospheric river storm walloping in California, the 11th of the season.


Submitted by ub on Thu, 03/16/2023 - 08:54

It may seem like success for most Americans earning a six-figure salary, but it feels more like five figures at the end of the year.

Do you know how far your money goes? Well, it depends on where you live. In a central metropolitan area, that annual six-figure paycheck is reportedly worth just $36,000, after taxes and accounting for the steep cost of living.

According to an analysis of 76 of the largest US cities, that is, to see where $100,000 goes furthest