Weekend Business and Blog Roundup – Aug 10th

Some quick news from around the world

  • The Canadian Dollar reached a 3 month high relative to the USD as oil and metal prices became stronger. Time for some cross border shopping?
  • Our country’s trade deficit unexpectedly soared to $1.8 billion in June. This means we are importing more stuff than selling to other countries.
  • China’s export growth slows, which signals the global economy is weakening. I would take any numbers coming out of China with a grain of salt.
  • The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service reported a $5.2 billion loss for the quarter and warned it will miss benefits payment. Uh oh, maybe those public sector jobs with great benefits and pensions aren’t as safe as I thought they were.
  • US Government won’t prosecute Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs in a financial fraud probe. I guess there’s no point to investigate them because investment banks are always innocent right?

 

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Random Useless Fact: This little critter below is called the skeleton shrimp. They’re no bigger than your pinky finger but they’re one of the most creepiest things I’ve ever seen.

Image credit: Alexander Semenov, underwater photographer

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Not Working
Not Working
08/10/2012 6:25 am

Haha Ty for the link ! I might have a article ready by monday ! A REAL ONE!

Liquid
Admin
08/10/2012 10:05 pm
Reply to  Not Working

Been a long time since you posted about poker.

Modest Money
08/10/2012 6:58 am

That is a creepy looking shrimp. Straight out of the Aliens movies.

I’m glad you started doing a link round up and I’m even happier that you mentioned my blog 🙂 Early on with these link round ups I would e-mail any bloggers you mentioned who aren’t regular readers. Then you’ll get the full benefits of these.

Liquid
Admin
08/10/2012 10:12 pm
Reply to  Modest Money

Good idea, just in case 🙂

Trader Rob
Trader Rob
08/10/2012 9:04 am

Looks like something right out of a Scifi movie, holly cow!

Liquid
Admin
08/10/2012 10:13 pm
Reply to  Trader Rob

Maybe this is the type of stuff movie directors use for inspiration.

Trader Rob
Trader Rob
08/11/2012 6:38 am
Reply to  Liquid

Yeah totally, maybe you’re a director in another life:)

agentfang
08/10/2012 11:35 am

Your skeleton shrimp looks very pretty… I’ve seen other creepier crawlers out there!

Liquid
Admin
08/10/2012 10:15 pm
Reply to  agentfang

I suppose it is in a way. Nature is full of beauty. LOL at the default profile image my blog gave you.

Steve@The Loonie Bin
Steve@The Loonie Bin
08/10/2012 2:29 pm

Thanks for the mention AND the nightmares tonight ha ha!

Liquid
Admin
08/10/2012 10:17 pm

Your welcome. Don’t forget to check under your blankets tonight (´・ω・`)

My Money Design
08/11/2012 6:41 am

Thanks for the mention!

Liquid
Admin
08/11/2012 10:24 am

Yup, any time.

JP
JP
08/11/2012 9:24 am

I like your blog Freedomthirty. Check out mine, I just started it my-ownprivate-ratrace.blogspot dot ca

Liquid
Admin
08/13/2012 8:07 pm
Reply to  JP

Looking good so far for a new blog. Interested to read the rest of your story.

yourpfpro
yourpfpro
08/12/2012 3:38 pm

Hey thanks for the mention! Cool shrimp..

Liquid
Admin
08/13/2012 8:10 pm
Reply to  yourpfpro

Yeah I love how technology allows us to magnify something so tiny into a large image with high quality details and then we’re able to share that with all our friends.