#1 – 66% of Nevada Republicans Want Brothels Legal; 20% Support Gay Marriage. Article HERE:
There’s one thing Nevada voters across party lines can agree on: they love them some brothels. 64% think brothels should be legal to only 23% who think they should be illegal. The most striking thing in these numbers is that an equal 66% of Democrats and Republicans each think that brothels should be legal. In late March we found that only 20% of Nevada GOP voters supported gay marriage so that’s an interesting take on family values there.
#2 – Most of the world thinks China is the world’s leading economic power now. Article HERE:
#3 – Britain’s conservatives are finally giving up on “austerity” programs and injecting Keynesian measures to get out of their double dip recession brought upon by government spending. Article HERE.
Britain has stepped up its action against the eurozone crisis by agreeing to offer billions of pounds in cheap loans to British banks, in co-ordinated action that took markets by surprise.
The government and Bank of England (BoE) announced the surprise plan late Thursday in London in a bid to force commercial banks — which are reluctant to lend amid the threat of a Greek exit from the eurozone — to lend to businesses struggling amid Britain’s recession.
But the move prompted fresh warnings from the main opposition Labour party that Britain’s austerity drive and current stimulus projects were not working.
#4 – Aetna screws up and discloses $7 million in political donations to conservative political groups. This is where consumer’s money is going. Article HERE.
Aetna made the disclosure in a year-end regulatory filing with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, an organization that sets insurance industry standards and provides regulatory support.
A subsequent amended filing, made in June, does not list the donations. The authenticity of the documents was confirmed to CNNMoney by the NAIC.
Advocates of campaign finance reform say the disclosures, first reported by trade publication SNL Financial, are extremely unusual, and represent the first known major donations from a publicly traded company to political organizations that are not required to reveal the source of their funding.
#5 – There is a LOT of oil and gas at the arctic pole … which is both a gift and a curse. Article HERE.
#6 – Average income of Americans from 1913 to 2006. Article HERE.
#7 – Nancy Pelosi goes on CBS and says she thinks the Supreme Court will affirm the Constitutionality of Obamacare 6 – 3. Makes you wonder if she has inside information…
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