Sunday, June 27, 2010
Leaders from the Group of 20 top economies huddled in Toronto to discuss policies that might put some heat in a tepid global recovery and turn the page on the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
But Europe -- rocked by a sovereign debt crisis that has threatened the future of the euro and the decades-long movement toward continental integration -- found its prescriptions rejected by global partners.
Even before the landing gears were down on the planes of late-arriving leaders, Europe's biggest hitters were forced to admit their ideas for a global bank tax to moderate financial sector excess had been shot down in flames.
A proposal from Britain, Germany and France to impose levies on banks' liabilities or profits appeared to receive close to no backing from other G20 members.
"Three countries supported this idea. We are a year into the process and there are still three countries which support the idea," a senior G20 official told AFP. "The parrot is not sleeping, it is no more. It's dead."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel conceded defeat. "We have to expect that we will get a negative decision," she said.
"The French president and myself will speak in favor of it tomorrow but unfortunately we ... don't have a consensus, neither on a bank levy nor on a financial tax."
The three countries are now expected to move ahead alone with domestic banking taxes, despite initial fears that it may make their banks less competitive. But worse may be to come.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
A thumb drive is portable memory storage about the size of your thumb that fits into any USB port for transferring data from one device to another.
This super small covert spy tool acts like a DVR to record audio and video on flash memory (2 GB worth) for transfer whenever you wish. No drivers or outside power source is needed. It will charge plugged into the wall and when it is plugged into the computer.
Is a stylish working ball point pen with exchangeable standard ball-point refill which makes it perfect for "body worn applications." It is perfect for business and personal uses.
It can record for a full two hours on a single charge. Recordings then can be later downloaded via high speed USB 2.0 to your PC for viewing and storing.
How hard is that?
It has a high sensitivity microphone that can recorder the audio clearly in the range of 15 feet. The camera is 2 million pixels.
This super pen hidden video is the newest surveillance tool in the market. It will charge plugged into the wall and when it is plugged into the computer.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Miss USA Results 2010 - Who Won?
Controversy dominated the early days of the competition and it was because of some racy lingerie photos taken by the contestants and released by the pageant.
The photos showed the women in sexy and fun shots, but some believed the pictures were too racy and revealed too much skin for the beauty contest.
Miss USA 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
The bill should passed very easily seeing that sources close to Nancy Pelosi and other influential democrats have stated that they have gathered more than 216 votes needed.
The healthcare reform which is constantly challenged by the Republicans and which stands to get 0 vote from them does not provide universal health insurance which is dear to the president, but instead provides an extension of health coverage, from 2014 to 32 million Americans who are currently without insurance.
Health Care Vote Results
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Suspicious spouses even use hidden cameras to find out if their fears of a cheating spouse are justified or not. If you are in the market for a hidden spy camera, I have provided a quick guide below on different types of cameras and how the work.
You have two options when it comes to types of hidden cameras - wired and wireless. Wireless hidden cameras can run on batteries or be plugged into an outlet for power. The wireless name comes from the fact that it does not require a direct connection to a recording device. They either transit the signal from a transmitter in the camera to the recorder or some even have a built in DVR recorder.The latest spy cameras for home record directly to an SD memory card. An SD memory is the same memory used in digital cameras and camcorders.The size of the memory card determines the amount of recording time available. This type of hidden camera is the easiest to set up and operate and would be my recommendation.
A wired spy camera is more complicated due to the fact that it does require a direct connection to the recording device. Unless the camera and recorder are in close proximity to each other this can require a run of cable that will have to be concealed in some manner, whether it be run through walls, under carpet, etc... If these wires are not properly concealed you kind of defeat the purpose of having a "hidden camera".
Manufacturers of hidden cameras have been able to disguise mini wireless spy cameras to look like normal, everyday items that blend in with any decor. They can be disguised as alarm clocks,wall clocks,tissue boxes,books, teddy bears,air fresheners, smoke detectors, and the list goes on and on. This allows you to choose the appropriate spy camera for home based on where you will be placing it, the field of view you desire, and what will look best for your desired placement.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The use of spy camera equipment is on the rise and we are seeing various new models manufactured. So, what items are we noticing spy cameras incorporated into? One of the top new products to make its way onto the market, one that is generating a massive amount of customer attention is the tissue box camera:
This ingenious new product is a motion sensitive camera / recorder with a integral battery that lasts for up to a week on a full charge. The camera is capable of capturing images in really low light levels and storing the captured data onto a 32GB SD memory card,meaning, it is capable of holding numerous hours of video and audio data. This inconspicuous in appearance hidden camera can be situated in a strategic position around the home and can capture all the video and audio information within the vicinity over a time scale of several days. Removing the SD card and playing it back on any Personal Computer will allow you to review any untoward behaviour caught by the hidden camera.
This definitely appears to be one for the ladies on the ground that most men do not give a second though to tissue boxes. So watch out lads, your wives and or girlfriends and we all know there are plenty of 'bunny boilers' out there, could be watching your every move and listening to every word you say.
If you intend to use spy cameras you need to have an awareness of the local laws associated with the application of covert cameras, in most cases if you need the recordings for legal evidence the footage will not be admissible in a court of law.
Monday, January 11, 2010
If you have doubts, worries, or concerns about what's going on in an area such as your work cubical, your bedroom or other room in your home, or even your car, you can use a spy pen camera to get the worries banned or at least find out what's going on.
Often considered a theatrical part of the fictional world, spy pen cameras are now available to the general public. You can find them online or at many different types of electronic stores. Small and inconspicuous they can allow you to photograph or video an area without the bulky equipment usually associated with security.
Today's use of video is world wide, with many video sites online, so video is now an accepted part of the world, and it's not uncommon for practical jokes or other types of video clips to be available online, and many of these clips were done with small inconspicuous cameras.
You can find a variety of small video cameras available including those that look like a pen, pencil, clocks, remote controls and just about anything else. Often parents worry about nanny's, house keepers, landscapers and others that have access to their home and a spy camera may be just the thing to help find out what's going on in your home.
With today's technology you no longer have to be kept in the dark about what's going on in your private spaces. Tiny cameras are no longer just a part of the fictional spy world but available in a variety of places the world over. Look to those that will work within the area you need to video, such as air cleaner camera's, spy pen cameras, and even those that can transmit online views as the action is happening.