Surging oil prices and a slumping housing market made the Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate by a quarter-point.
The central bank lowered the federal funds rate to 4.5 percent in an effort to stimulate economic activity and keep the country from dipping into a recession. The move will make it cheaper for consumers and businesses to borrow money.
The Fed's action came on the same day the government announced that the overall U.S. economy grew at a stronger-than-expected 3.9 percent rate in the July-September quarter.
However, economists are worried that growth will be less than half that amount in the current quarter as the country struggles with a deepening housing slump.
In his presentation, Heine cited some scientific research that classifies pedophilia as "an immutable sexual orientation".
Not that long ago, American soldiers would train their skills to counter insurgent and partisan military organizations. These days, they are trained to show resistance to the regular army of a potential adversary