The combined wealth of the world’s billionaires now exceeds the collective market capitalization of all the companies in the Dow Jones industrial average

Billionaire wealth tops $7 trillion By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com Monday, September 22, 2014 The combined wealth of the world’s billionaires now exceeds the collective market capitalization of all the companies in the Dow Jones industrial average, according to a recent study. The Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census found that the number of billionaires around…

Fired for Helping a Young Cancer Patient

Friday, May 16, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (CN) – The University of Pennsylvania Hospital fired a radiation therapist for helping the mother of a pediatric cancer patient – an Eagles fan – get in touch with the football team to try to boost the girl’s spirits, the fired worker claims in court. Julianne Anttell sued the Trustees…

Plans for ‘black mass’ at Harvard anger Boston Catholics

Black mass at Harvard:     CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) — A Harvard University student group plans to hold a re-enactment of a satanic ritual on the school’s historic campus, drawing criticism from local Roman Catholic officials, who expressed “deep sadness and strong opposition” to the plan. The Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club said in a…

Antisocial Network to help users avoid their friends

Friday, 21 March 2014 A pair of U.S. developers have created Cloak, an iPhone “antisocial network” to help users avoid running into their friends. Cloak, created by programmer Brian Moore and former Buzzfeed creative director Chris Baker, is billed as the “antisocial network” and uses check-in data from Foursquare and Instagram to allow users to…

Turkey may ban Facebook and YouTube

 EEV: We have conflicting reports at one point he said he was, than he says no (according to the Irish Times, link below) –  Turkey’s Prime Minister Suthep Tayyip Erdogan says these organizations encourage every kind of immorality and espionage for their own ends March 07, 14:56 EPA/LUONG THAI LINH ANKARA, March 07. /ITAR-TASS/. Turkish…

Even fact will not change first impressions

February 14, 2014 – Knowledge is power, yet new research suggests that a person’s appearance alone can trump knowledge. First impressions are so powerful that they can override what we are told about people. A new study found that even when told whether a person was gay or straight, participants generally identified the person’s sexual…

Austrian rape victim was arrested for having sex outside of marriage in UAE when she reported the crime… and told she had to MARRY her attacker

29-year-old was arrested when she reported that her attacker had raped her She faced a jail sentence for having ‘extra marital sex’ and drinking alcohol Austrian Foreign Ministry put together a crisis team to free her 260,000 people signed a petition supporting her attempts at freedom By Luke Garratt UPDATED:          14:18 EST, 31 January 2014…

A British businessman has been forced to apologise after scathing Facebook comments he made about Singapore emerged online sparking a fierce backlash

British businessman receives death threats in Singapore over Facebook comments –  “Daddy where is your car and who are all these poor people?” –  “Ahhhhhhhhh reunited with my baby. Normal service can resume, once I have washed the stench of public transport off me…!” Wealth manager Anton Casey was forced to apologise for his derogatory…

‘It’s time to arrest and hang him high’: Florida politician running for office calls for execution of President Obama on his Facebook and Twitter accounts

Local Republican candidate, Joshua Black, said President Barack Obama should be hanged for war crimes Responses to Black’s Facebook post condemned the candidate’s sentiment Black has since been visited by the U.S. Secret Service, though he maintains his comments were not an actual threat By Daily Mail Reporter UPDATED:          04:00 EST, 22 January 2014 A…

The tiny drone that lets anyone be a SPY: Pocket-sized aircraft lets people film from the air – and it can even automatically follow someone for you

$450 tricopter will fold up to become handbag sized Has a high definition camera that can send back live pictures Controlled via a phone or tablet app – and can even be programmed to follow someone By Mark Prigg UPDATED:          15:32 EST, 16 January 2014 It is small enough to fit into a handbag, yet…

Goldman Sachs made more money from its investment banking division in 2013 than any point in its 145-year history (except 2007 when the credit crunch hit)

EEV : To my Greek friends: It is time to bring forward legal action against Goldman Sachs for the debt manipulation that magnified your financial hardship. The boost fuelled an average gold-plated payout of £234,000 per worker The bank plans to pay staff even more in light of European bonus laws New rules state bankers can…