http://www.freeintertv.com/news_pic/0202.jpgBarack Obama is on a risky path toward further confrontation with the Chinese. As his massive economic stimulus package makes its way though Congress, Uncle Sam's biggest trading partners are warning that we face a spiral of protectionist policies.
The House-approved version includes a "Buy American" provision that generally prohibits the purchase of foreign iron and steel for any infrastructure projects in the bill. Trade officials in Canada and Europe have already voiced concern.While it may not hit the Chinese economy directly, the provision has the potential to stir up a nationalistic backlash among government officials in Beijing.

China's fragile social compact might be shaken by the experience of economic hard times for the first time in the reform period started over thirty years ago. Kenneth G. Lieberthal, visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, warns that the Obama administration may take a tougher line with China, according to the NY Times. "The Chinese are probably one of the few people in the world who were sorry to see President Bush go, and are nervous about his successor."

Obama is testing an already shaky bilateral relationship. The new president committed a gaffe last week by allowing his nominee for Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, to say the administration "believes that China is manipulating its currency." Beijing reacted angrily.
http://www.freeintertv.com/news_pic/0101.jpgThe debate on Capitol Hill this week is all about the size of the stimulus: Should it be big? Bigger? A behemoth? But there is another school of thought that's getting less attention. Call them the do-nothings.

In these free-spending times there's a growing movement among economists who say the best way out of this recession is to do nothing, nothing at all.

"I think there's nothing wrong with doing nothing," David Henderson of the Hoover Institution told "Good Morning America."

Nor do the 250 other economists who signed on this week to an ad in the New York Times and Washington Post.

"Government just doesn't work very well," said Dan Mitchell, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. "We tried big spending under Bush, it didn't work. We tried big spending under Hoover, it didn't work.

"A lot of bad government policies got us into this mess and we don't have a magic wand to get us out right away," he said.
http://www.freeintertv.com/news_pic/3102.jpgGerman sexologist Rolf Degen conducted an extensive research to find out the average duration of orgasm in humans. The average female orgasm lasts for 1.7 seconds. The average male orgasm lasts for 12.4 seconds. It just so happens that a woman spends 1 hour and 24 second in the state of bliss during her entire life, whereas a man enjoys 9 hours and 18 seconds of orgasm in total. The German research contradicts to the general opinion according to which the female orgasm is longer than the male orgasm.
Forty-one percent of Russian men, who answered the questionnaire of Playboy Russia, said that they like to orgasm at the moment when they receive oral sex.

A woman is more likely to experience orgasm if she has warm feet – chances increase by 30 percent, Dutch scientists from the University of Groningen believe. The comfortable psychological environment is very important too. Therefore, sex is socks is not the prerogative of men only.

Eighty-six percent of men acknowledged that they enjoy sex most if their partner is intellectually inferior to them. Women said that they were more likely to reach orgasm if they had sex with a man who was intellectually superior to them.

Sperm is capable of covering the distance of up to 1.5 meters as it flies out at the speed of 45 kilometers per hours. A man usually ejaculates three or four portions of sperm during orgasm.
http://www.freeintertv.com/news_pic/snore.jpgMany people disregard snoring thinking that it does not cause any health problems except for sleepless nights to those who sleep beside. As a matter of fact, snoring can be extremely dangerous.
“Snoring can be dangerous because it can develop into the obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome, when a person may have a respiratory arrest,” Doctor Valery Svistushkin said. A respiratory standstill may reoccur frequently, but a person may not breathe again if it lasts too long. The phenomenon may also trigger a stroke or an infarction because blood pressure rises considerably when a person stops breathing. Such problems may occur 20 or 30 times a night, which may lead to death. Besides, a person suffers from a lack of sleep and becomes languid because the brain does not get enough rest. About 25 percent of men develop erectile dysfunction and a whole bouquet of other diseases because of snoring.
http://www.freeintertv.com/news_pic/2901.jpgIt seems that Barack Obama has not become familiarized with his new workplace yet. The US president attempted to enter the Oval Office of the White House through a window, news agencies said.
The new president lost his way to the Oval Office yesterday. He thought that he could enter the office through one of the doors which happened to be on his way. However, the door turned out to be a large panel window. There are large windows on the ground floor of the White House, but the door, the size of which is the same as that of the panel windows, was just a couple of meters far from the confused president. Barack Obama was probably saddened with the fact that all Republican members of the House of Representatives refused to back his $825-billion stimulus package.

Reporters reminded of a similar confusing situation which happened to George W. Bush during his visit to Beijing in 2005. Bush was trying to leave a press conference via a locked door. Many used the incident in Beijing as a metaphor for Bush’s politics in Iraq – no way out.
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