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Celebrating Columbus Day

Many countries in the New World and elsewhere celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas, which occurred on October 12, 1492 in the Julian calendar and October 21, 1492 in the modern Gregorian calendar, as an official holiday.
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14 Billion People Died In 14,000 Wars

It is a well-known fact that 70 percent of identical twins, even if they were separated at childhood, often share each other’s fate, even if it’s criminal. Investigators often come across situations that seem unbelievable....
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Palestine - Hell On Earth

The purpouse of this article is to allow our readers the opportunity to face the stone-cold facts about a subject, on which we as a nation, and most of the rest of the "civilized" world, know practically nothing....
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Is China In A Real Estate/Stock Bubble?

Answer: Probably not. The Chinese authorities are as aware of recent history as anyone else....
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Coco Chanel's 126th B-day Anniversary

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was a pioneering French fashion designer whose modernist philosophy, menswear-inspired fashions, and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her an important figure in 20th-century fashion....
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Little Boy's & Fat Man's Sad Anniversary

The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuclear attacks during World War II against the Empire of Japan by the United States of America at the order of U.S. President Harry S. Truman. After six months of intense firebombing of 67 other Japanese cities, the nuclear weapon "Little Boy" was dropped on the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, followed on August 9, 1945 by the detonation of the "Fat Man" nuclear bomb over Nagasaki....
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Major Aid Deployment To Pakistan

International disaster relief charity ShelterBox is dispatching urgently needed aid to alleviate the growing humanitarian crisis in Pakistan where hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing the fighting between the army and militants in the north west of the country....
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The Turkish Atrocities In Bulgaria

More than 5,000 of the 7,000 inhabitants of the town of Batak, including women and children, were raped, slaughtered, beheaded or burned alive by Ottoman irregulars who left piles of dead bodies around the town square and church in 1876, giving start of the April Uprising....
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Remembering Myanmar

David Eby reflects on his experience delivering aid in Myanmar one year ago after the devastation caused by a category 4 storm. Attached please find a photo of a tent city dubbed “Three Mile Camp” set up by ShelterBox....
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US Troops Want To Stay

The US military command in Iraq addressed the Iraqi government yesterday with a request to revise the terms for the US troops to pull out from the war-torn country....
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No New Luxury Suit For Lenin

The body of Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the Great October Revolution, will be left without a new suit this year due to the economic problems in Russia. Lenin’s clothes have not been changed after two months of prophylactic measures, although there is a strong need to have the mummy displayed in new clothes....
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Stimuli - They Are Not All The Same

“The government that stimulates least stimulates best.”                                                        Anonymous Stimulus—First Let’s Clear Up the LinguisticsStimulus, noun, plural stimuli Definition: “something that arouses or incents to activity” (Merriam-Webster’s Online ...
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Man Pretends To Be A Sexy Girl

The Internet today is full of fake and trash....
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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

Adolf Hitler’s murderous campaign during World War II took the lives of six million Jews.
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Happy New Year

New Year’s Day, which according to the Gregorian calendar falls on January 1, is one of the most popular occasions around the globe. Beyond religion, ethnicity, caste and creed it is a common festivity enjoyed by all. The culmination of the long holiday season, it marks a new beginning, symbolising new hope and a fresh start.
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Finally

Fidel Castro, Cuba's communist dictator for decades, responsible for the murder of many thousands of his fellow citizens, is finally dead at the age of 90.
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The Coming Destruction Of Hong Kong

Hong Kong as I write this is being paralyzed by demonstrations led by idealistic students and left wing Occupy Wall Street types. I spend a lot of time in Hong Kong. But I have to admit. I didn’t see this coming. I never thought this would get this big.

A Collection Of Sayings

-To remodel a house takes one year. To remodel a soul takes a lifetime. -Connecting with nature is connecting with God because God is in nature. -To

How Many British Governors Were Elected By The People Of Hong Kong?

The answer to the above question, for those who did not know, is none. In 1841 under duress the Qing Dynasty ceded Hong Kong Island to the British. From 1843 until 1997, when Hong Kong was handed back to China, all Governors of Hong Kong were appointed by the British government. Nobody cried, nobody complained. But now the so called “Occupy Central” people are holding Beijing to a higher standard.

In Hong Kong - The Peg Is Not Likely To Be Changed

In my opinion, the Hong Kong dollar peg, which has been set since 1983 to the US dollar at 7.80:1.00, should and will remain unchanged. There are sound economic reasons for this but I believe the primary reason is political.

Investing Under The Law Of Accelerating Returns

“This time it’s different—the most expensive words in investing.” So eminent investor Sir John Templeton has opined.

A Great Man Cometh?

Every once in a great while a larger than life figure comes along who dramatically changes his (or her) country for the better. Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Deng Xiaoping are three that come to mind. Narendra Modi, the just elected future Prime Minister of India, has this potential for greatness. And yes this has significant investment implications.
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Time To Pause?

Bend it Like Zuck

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Rani Molla

is a multimedia journalist focusing on the Highbridge neighborhood of South Bronx. She has worked at a variety of publications, most recently serving as the culture manager and art critic at the Santa Fe Reporter, an award-winning alternative weekly in New Mexico.