Speaking to the UN General Assembly in his first formal speech since assuming the role, Lakhdar Brahimi called for unity in addressing the crisis.
European Parliament President calls for Special Economic Zones in Greece ~ link ~ Having stolen just about everything possible in Greece, the global banksters now intend to enslave the population to a new much lower level with slave like "wages"/etc. This is a early test program; this is what they have in mind for the entire industrial world in the months and years to come. Stirling
The HSBC/Markit manufacturing index for China fell to 47.6 in August, the lowest since the onset of Great Recession in late 2008. Inventories are rising. The index for new export orders fell to the lowest since March 2009. “Beijing must step up policy easing to stabilise growth,” said Hongbin Qu from HSBC.
Student debt enters a typing point ~ link ~ The great deleveraging event continues to unwind while one sector of debt continues to grow by leaps and bounds. While other forms of debt have fallen by $1.6 trillion since the peak of the debt bubble mania, student loan debt has increased by a stunning $303 billion since the third quarter of 2008. What is more disturbing is the rising delinquencies seen in the student debt market that has now breached the $1 trillion barrier. While education overall is correlated with higher wages, there isn’t a clear distinction between university quality or even various degrees. Most of the studies examine the aggregate college pool when many went to college when prices were much cheaper. Many students are sucked into the for-profit vortex only to come out with a worthless piece of paper and mounds of debt. There is absolutely a bubble in higher education and how things unfold will carry a deep impact on the economy.
Vitamin B3 may be the cure for drug resistance superbug infections ~ link ~ Not if Big Pharma has its way. Stirling
While the pharmaceutical industry is busy trying to conjure up new drugs to tackle the antibiotic-resistant "superbug" epidemic, a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation explains how simple vitamin B3, also known as nicotinamide (NAM), taken in high doses may effectively thwart staph and other potentially life-threatening infections without the need for drugs.
Researchers from both Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California and the Linus Pauling Institute (LPI) at Oregon State University (OSU) collaborated with one another to test the effects of high doses of NAM administered to both live mice and human blood infected with Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). What they found was that vitamin B3 significantly boosts the number and effectiveness of neutrophils, or white blood cells that target infections.
Lufthansa strike: 26,000 stranded, hundreds of flights canceled - with photos ~ link ~ Lufthansa, Germany’s biggest airline, has canceled around 350 flights in Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich, leaving 26,000 passengers stranded. Crew will strike for a further 24 hours on Friday in a row that is causing millions of euros in losses.