Quick calculation seems that the fund is worth about $70k per head (pop 740k). Not shabby.
Norway (pop ~5M) has the largest fund in the world, also from oil revenues, which owns an estimated 1% of world equities. That fund value is about $170k per head. It doesn't pay dividends to citizens, rather using the money to pay government pensions (thus saving gov revenue).
I can't find (from perfunctory searching) historic figures of value (thus growth) for both that I can compare, but it would be interesting to compare the investment return of both, and the management fees.
The key difference here is that Texas owns its own power lines, and any investment in their lines directly benefits everyone.
Damn pinko socialists.
Mizar (the second star from the tip of the dipper handle) is a binary, as Polaris, observable with domestic telescope (I use a 6" Celestron Nexstar 6SE).
Observable by eye if you get dark enough conditions.
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Thank you Argentinian contributors - your insights are very welcome.
As it happens, I'm posting from Wales, and this year it's the 150th anniversary of the Welsh settlement in Patagonia, the 'Gwladfa' - there are still many hundreds of Welsh speakers in Patagonia, and many thousands of people of Welsh descent.
See http://www.glaniad.com/ & if any Argentinians are in the UK soon, the National Library of Wales are opening a major exhibition in Aberystwyth about the Welsh colony in Patagonia on the 23rd of May.
"Accrington Stanley? Who are they?"
sometimes different bees may even fight with each other over what's good and what's bad information.
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Sometimes, he loses the contract and it goes to someone else. Sometimes, he loses the ability to get awarded future contracts
2014 EU Procurement Directives now allow contracting authorities to take past failures into account when evaluating tenders.
Additional information from The Guardian:
This was the the female political activist who is suing the Metropolitan Police for planting an undercover officer in environmental/animal activist groups who formed a sexual relationship with her for two years under a false identity "Mark Kennedy". See previous stories about him here:
Works for me (on linux) - good pickup for a medium-sized room, good sound (though you can use it just as a mic).
For a long time, I've been hoping for an OS where, by default, the apps cannot access anything outside of their private areas.
They tried to get it into the linux kernel today:
There was BBC story a couple of years ago about the Met police in London recording the frequency of UK mains so that they can analyse the mains hum from recordings and compare the fingerprint against their records to accurately place the recording in time.
There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom. -- Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923