The ghost towns of China: Amazing satellite images show cities meant to be home to millions lying deserted
These amazing satellite images show sprawling cities built in remote parts of China that have been left completely abandoned, sometimes years after their construction.
Elaborate public buildings and open spaces are completely unused, with the exception of a few government vehicles near communist authority offices.
Some estimates put the number of empty homes at as many as 64 million, with up to 20 new cities being built every year in the country’s vast swathes of free land.
The photographs have emerged as a Chinese government think tank warns that the country’s real estate bubble is getting worse, with property prices in major cities overvalued by as much as 70 per cent. [MORE]
Below is one of the strangest stories in financial history, one involving the US government lying about hundreds of thousands of tons of imaginary gold, illegal wire transfers and loans totaling $15 trillion.
The video, from the House of Lords, is amazing in itself.
What it doesn’t express is where the money came from though Lord James of Blackheath proves conclusively that an effort was made to say it came from a gold reserve in Brunei that, in fact, never existed. [MORE]
Unfortunately he says 50-Trillion instead of 5-trillion but it all adds up to a LOT of money! Any idea what US department went “Rogue” to pull this off (Treasury, State, CIA, DIA)? Pretty amazing store that’s also pretty hard to believe. If this is true it has to be one of the largest money laundering operations in the history of the world.
Oh great, the “If You See Something, Say Something” (IYSSSS) campaign is launching PSA’s to get the public even more worked up…
I started seeing the IYSSSS billboards around Indianapolis prior to this year’s Super Bowl. The funny thing is, at least to me, the toll-free number they give is not using an acronym or anything so the chances of someone actually remembering it is slim. It’s OK, that’s what 911 is for!
(Newser) – The United States’ hulking $750 million Baghdad embassy is home to 16,000 staff and carries a $6 billion price tag annually—and it’s about to get slashed in half in the wake of US troops’ departure, reports the New York Times.
I’ve heard this place was big but I had no idea HOW big. Now with the troop withdrawal there are reports indicating the staff of 16,000 being reduced by half. The building cost taxpayers $750 million to build & has an annual operating budget of $6 BILLION! How can that be?
Yeah… Who’s erratic and unpredictable? One of the funniest 5:28 I’ve seen on YouTube for a while. Reverend Manning has a big problem with the current POTUS too (he refers to him as the “Long Legged Mac Daddy“.
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