Brian: Losing 365 Pounds & Getting My Life Back

I started walking around my subdivision, only to the end of the street at first. She just says that this is me living my life now and that I need to get used to it! I was also angry that I was 30 years old and had basically wasted a decade of my life. She seemed to be losing patience with me, and I was afraid I was going to lose her. I had no idea [...] Read more ...

via Runkeeper
18 Oct 2014

UKIP’s European Parliament group collapses

UKIP’s group in the European Parliament, the EFDD, has collapsed following the departure of a Latvian MEP Iveta Grigule. The loss of group status will mean less funding and less speaking time for UKIP MEPs, especially for former group leader Nigel Farage. “It’s not surprising that UKIP has lost friends and alienated people in the European Par [...] Read more ...

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18 Oct 2014

China’s Silk Road Revival

The phrase “Silk Road” evokes a romantic image – half history, half myth – of tented camel caravans winding their way across the trackless deserts and mountains of Central Asia. But the Silk Road is not just part of a fabled past; it is an important feature of China’s current foreign policy. Read more ...

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18 Oct 2014

Why we should value the Fed's independence

The US Federal Reserve is battling with members of Congress over a proposed law, the Federal Reserve Accountability and Transparency Act, that would require the Fed to use a formal rule to guide monetary policy. The Fed fears that the law would limit its independence, while the bill’s proponents argue that it would produce more predictable… [...] Read more ...

via Forumblog
18 Oct 2014


On the contrary, the share of new Asian infrastructure projects has increased from 42% in 1995 to 59% in 2013. In March 2014 the European Council consequently called for action by the European Investment Bank. Europe’s share in multi-billion infrastructure projects globally is rap idly eroding due to an uncompetitive European lending system. In e [...] Read more ...

via Pa-international
18 Oct 2014

Bitcoin 2.0 Crowdfunding Is Real Crowdfunding

In the past few months we’ve been hearing a lot about how bitcoin’s underlying technology is going to revolutionize not only our monetary system, but also notary services, DNS, authentication, intellectual property ownership and data storage. While most of the amazing products and services that were supposed to emerge on top of the bitcoin p [...] Read more ...

via Techcrunch
18 Oct 2014

Putting the ‘O’ in EbOla

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays.Dear Reader (especially self-monitoring readers overjoyed that Ronald Klain has been named Supreme Allied Commander in the War on Ebola. What could go wrong?),This will be the single greatest [...] Read more ...

via Nationalreview
18 Oct 2014