Nordic Countries are Reinventing Capitalism

Even though the welfare for the citizens is high, these economies are very strong.   Adrian Wooldridge argues that the Nordic countries are reinventing their own model of Capitalism, which is based on high competitiveness and openness, yet welfare for all. … [Read more...]

King Richard III, 15th Century England Monarch, found lying under a Parking lot?

History has a great way to level the playing field for people.Well, while leveling the parking lot, skeletal remains were found under a municipal parking lot in central England.  Many believe that these remains are of King Richard III.  This 15th century King ruled England between 1483 and 1485 after a deadly and bloody battle to the throne, known as the "War of Roses".  He was also immortalized - as a villain, albeit - by William Shakespeare in a play where the King was characterized as a hu … [Read more...]

Beef Burgers in Britain and Ireland contained Horse meat

The Brits are in a bit of trouble.  Their Beef burger patties had Horsemeat in it as well. Many of Britain's biggest retailers were forced to pull products from their shelves yesterday as their suppliers were found to be selling beefburgers laced with horse meat.  Tesco's were found to contain up to 29 per cent equine DNA, while Asda, Sainsbury's and the Co-op all withdrew frozen burgers as a 'precautionary measure'. I am not sure what the logic behind adding Horse meat was, but my basic e … [Read more...]

India signing deal with Areva to set up Nuclear Reactor near Mumbai despite issues

India is working with a French company to set up a Nuclear Power reactor.  India is close to an agreement with the French company Areva on a contract for Areva to build a nuclear power station on the west coast of India. The project is for two European pressurized reactors (EPR) at Jaitapur 400 kilometres (250 miles) south of Mumbai.The Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said this in an interview with Le Figaro newspaper.Although the minister - or the Indian Government - is saying that a … [Read more...]

Is Spain heading for break-up?

It seems Spain is now heading for a break up as Catalonians are looking to secede from the country because of financial reasons. … [Read more...]

British Army sending 4000 troops to India for Meditation to counter PTSD

British Government is planning on sending its troops returning from Afghanistan to India for meditation to they can de-stress to ward off the PTSD. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is no longer a fancy psychological term only found in bulky books and journals on the subject. It's a reality countries involved in wars are grappling with on a day-to-day basis, and which has forced them to look for solutions to help troops dodge and beat the conditionKeeping this in mind, the British army … [Read more...]

Is Russia reconstructing Soviet Union again?

Interestingly, Hillary Clinton has recently hinted that it may be happening. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States was trying to prevent Russia and its allies from turning into something resembling the Soviet Union under the guise of economic integration."There is a move to re-Sovietise the region," said the US Secretary of State. "It's not going to be called that. It's going to be called a customs union, it will be called Eurasian Union and all of that. But let's make no … [Read more...]

Mail sent from Bombay to London in 1866 reached in 28 days! (Image)

Here is a very interesting piece of postal history: A piece of registered mail postmarked Bombay, November 23, 1866. The postage of 10 1/2 annas includes 4 annas for registration. The 6 annas stamp of 1866, SG68, was a provisional made by overprinting 'POSTAGE' on a part of a revenue stamp. Placed aboard the steamer "Rangoon", the mail crossed the Isthmus of Suez by the overland route (before the canal was opened) and was taken to Marseilles, again by steamer. This reached London by December 21, … [Read more...]


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