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Thursday, 29 December 2011

Bravo Canada - This is how Canada brings home each one of its War dead - The Highway of Heroes -

Bravo Canada - This is how Canada brings home each one of its War dead - The Highway of Heroes -

'Bunny Ranch' Owner Creates New Science Fiction-Themed Brothel Targeting 'Star Wars' Fans, Trekkies... -

'Bunny Ranch' Owner Creates New Science Fiction-Themed Brothel Targeting 'Star Wars' Fans, Trekkies... - 




Reality star and veteran brothel owner Dennis Hof wants to go where no man has gone before.


Hof, 65, is the present owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch. But now, he is opening up a new venture, a sci-fi-themed bordello situated 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The venture will be called “Alien Cathouse.”


For assistance with his new business, Hof turned to infamous Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss.


Fleiss made her name in the 90s for running a prostitution ring that catered to the stars. Hof is a long time friend of Fleiss and told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that she would be serving as “chief alien design queen,” tapping into her expertise with the costumes and d├ęcor.


Both Hof and Fleiss came up with the idea for Alien Cathouse.


“We both wanted to do something different, and we both like being on the cutting edge,” he said. “There has never been a place like the Alien Cathouse before because no one ever went for it.”


Read more -
http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2011/12/29/science-fiction-themed-brothel-opening-soon/

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hinted that the U.S. may be behind a “very strange” bout of cancer -

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hinted that the U.S. may be behind a “very strange” bout of cancer - 


Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hinted that the U.S. may be behind a “very strange” bout of cancer affecting several leaders aligned with him in South America.
Chavez, speaking a day after Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, said the Central Intelligence Agency was behind chemical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and that it’s possible that in years to come a plot will be uncovered that shows the U.S. spread cancer as a political weapon against its critics.
“It’s very difficult to explain, even with the law of probabilities, what has been happening to some of us in Latin America,” Chavez said in a nationally televised speech to the military. “Would it be so strange that they’ve invented technology to spread cancer and we won’t know about it for 50 years?”
Chavez, who was diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer in June and had a baseball-sized tumor removed in Cuba, has called for a regional summit of leaders who have battled cancer including Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, her predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva and Paraguay’s Fernando Lugo.
“I’m just sharing my thoughts, but it’s very, very, very strange,” Chavez said. “Evo take care of yourself, Correa, be careful, we just don’t know,” he said, referring to Evo Morales and Rafael Correa, the leaders of Bolivia and Ecuador.


Read more -
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-28/chavez-u-s-may-be-behind-s-america-leaders-cancer.html

Now Here's What A Failed Bond Auction Looks Like - nobody hungry for Hungary - unable to sell any at staggering 9.1% -

Now Here's What A Failed Bond Auction Looks Like - nobody hungry for Hungary - unable to sell any at staggering 9.1% -  


No one is excited about the Italian 10-year selling at 6.8%, but at least it sold.
A Hungarian bond auction this morning failed as Hungary rejected all bids in a 3-year bond sale. The 3-year is trading at a staggering 9.1%.
Hungary was able to sell HUF5B ($21 million) of a June 2022 Bond at an average yield of 9.70%.
Altogether Hungary sold HUF15B ($63 million)in government bonds after trying to sell HUF33B ($138) (data via @Uldis_Zelmenis).
Hungary's debt was downgraded to junk by S&P and Moody's last week.




Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/now-heres-what-a-failed-bond-auction-looks-like-2011-12