Category: WORLD NEWS

You are Free to Wear Sunscreen

From the US National Weather Service Las Vegas Nevada. Now that the hot season has arrived, many of us like to deal with the heat by spending time at the pool or up in the mountains. While these are great ways to cool off and avoid the health hazards associated with heat, we still need to take precautions to ensure we’re safe. One of the easiest, yet most forgotten precautions is applying sunscreen. Here’s some great information on what to look for in a sunscreen from the American Academy of...

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Chinese Economy Surpasses American Economy as Number 1 in the World

 Lake Havasu City, AZ – In April of this year, the World Bank’s International Comparison Program predicted that by the end of 2014 the Chinese purchasing power will surpass that of the U.S.  Their predictions came true this past month when the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released the latest numbers for the world economy showing that the Chinese produced $17.6 trillion, compared to the U.S’s $17.4 trillion.  “Our nation is rich in natural resources, yet our Congressmen continue to drag their feet on projects such as the Keystone Pipeline.  If approved, the pipeline could bring thousands of jobs and millions of dollars to our country for years to come,” Supervisor Buster Johnson stated.  “Instead of focusing on economic development in our nation, our Congressmen are more concerned with passing special legislation that will only benefit a few, such as the Bill Williams River Watershed Settlement Act,” Johnson continued. Surpassing America in purchasing power is not the only thing China is beating the U.S.  China is the number one trading nation in the world and the number one gold producer.  China also produces 3 times as much coal and 11 times as much steel as the United States.  “China is beating the United States on all levels,” Johnson said.  “For over 140 years, the United States had had the best economy in the world, but with the rising national debt we...

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Did You Know? 10 Random World Facts

Only 10% of the world’s population lives in the Southern Hemisphere  The island that has existed the longest is Madagascar which separated from India perhaps 85 to 90 million years ago, after the two had split off from Antarctica about 125 million years ago making Madagascar the world’s oldest island. About 11% of Earth’s land surface is used to grow crops The Eiffel Tower gets about six inches taller in the summer heat The sun compromises about 99% of the total mass in our solar system It can take a photon 40,000 years to travel from the core of the sun to the surface, but only 8 minutes to travel the rest of the way to earth. Two-Thirds of the people on Earth have never seen snow 1/4 of the land area in Los Angeles is taken up by automobiles  About 80% of the Earth, that which is found above and below the surface, is made of volcanic soil. The Earth’s plates move just a few inches a year—about as fast as a person’s fingernails grows.  This continental pattern predicts that 250 million years from now, a new supercontinent will be...

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Are you ready for Windows 10?

With Microsoft changing it’s mind on the naming of it’s next operating system, confusion abounds as to what the next incarnation will be. Welcome Windows 10 and a plethora of changes and new features. Windows 10 will be available to the general public in the first quarter of 2015 according to Microsoft. One aspect that makes W10 stand out is it’s ability to know by what hardware it is being installed on whether or not to enable the Metro desktop from it’s predecessor Windows 8. This enables a desktop or non touch screen laptop owner to have the familiar...

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As America Abandons Its Cold War Weaponry, China Works to Modernize Theirs

For the past five years, the Obama Administration has promised the American people a “nuclear-free future.”  In 2009, the Administration vowed to cut America’s cold war weaponry stockpile by one-third.  According to Loren Thompson, a contributor and writer for Forbes Magazine, the federal government has not only cut the budget pertaining to nuclear weapons, but they have also drastically reduced the budget for advances in any new kind of weaponry.  “In today’s technologically advanced society, other countries around the world are vamping up their old Cold War weaponry with new high tech missiles and arsenal while our federal government proposes to cut military spending back to pre-World War Two levels,” Supervisor Buster Johnson stated.  According to Thompson, the total amount proposed for any kind of weaponry in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget is very minimal compared to the grand scheme of things.  The $162 billion proposed in the upcoming budget amounts to 28% of the overall defense budget, a mere 4.6% of the federal budget, and less than 1% of the economy.  According to a report by the New York Times, China rose their military budget this past year by 12.2% while the United States is proposing military budget cuts that could exceed 10%.  “While China is spending money to modernize their weapon stockpile, our federal government is spending millions to downsize it,” Johnson stated. With the Chinese government pouring...

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