And trade suggests a give and take among many parties when, if we’re looking at the figures for that “trade” in a clear eyed way, there is really just one seller and so many buyers. Of that total, the United States was responsible for $37.8 billion in weapons sales agreements, or 68.4% of the total “trade.” Some of these agreements were long term ones and did not result in 2008 deliveries of weapons systems, but these latest figures are a good gauge of the global appetite for weapons. It doesn’t take a PhD in economics to recognize that, when one nation accounts for nearly 70% of weapons sales, the term “global arms trade” doesn’t quite cut it..
Companies not traded on the public stock market are also valued at crazy levels. Here a graphic showing what the tech industry calls privately held technology companies valued at more than $1 billion. The name was invented back when these were rare, but now they are more like pigeons, flocking all over Silicon Valley..
With so many iPad cases to choose from it is difficult to decide which one is the best one for you. The way you use your iPad is an important consideration. If you prefer to have multiple angles available the PDair is not necessarily the best iPad case for you.
Where most collectors get their sneakers it all depends. Some buy and sell their shoes strictly online while others actively go to trade shows to meet other collectors and swap shoes. Dan Phillips is a 21 year old student from Howell, New Jersey and has been collecting sneakers for the past 4 years.
In case you weren’t aware, cycling for women is having a moment. Whether you hit Flywheel weekly, bike to work to avoid a crappy commute, ride to save money on gas, or pump the pedals to help the environment, now is the perfect time to get off your duff, grab some new gear, and go for a serious spin. Whether you’re a biking newbie or a hardcore cycle chick, we’ve got the coolest new bikes and accessories to get your (two) wheels spinning.
All of Travis’s friends pointed to Jodi as the suspect after the body was found. When the police questioned Jodi she lied cool and calm way about what had happened. She first said that she was nowhere near Travis’s home at the time, but after the kinky sex and murder photos were discovered by police, she said two masked intruders entered the home and killed Travis and she was afraid to say anything.
This actually turns out to be just one part of a multi pronged approach nature is taking toward trying to make us extinct. As this CNN article points out, people statistically have less sex in extreme heat (probably due to being clammy and uncomfortable), and on top of that, “studies suggest high temperatures can also hurt reproductive health, by impairing sperm function, reducing testosterone levels and interfering with menstruation.” Again, natural selection is now biased toward those who have central air. Also ..