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Fresh off a trip to India and Australia, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel addressed a group of Marines in San Diego, California Tuesday, and may have delivered a line that will show up in Republican campaign ads this election cycle. After updating the troops on some issues in the Pacific region and the Middle East, Hagel [...]
Happy birthday Switzerland!
My family and some American friends, along with the rest of the local community, were watching fireworks over Lake Zürich. Commentary provided by my son and his friends. They are 6 years old.
Published on Aug 1, 2014
Happy birthday Switzerland on August 1, 2014. Fireworks over Lake Zürich as viewed [...]
Reason #1: Prosperity is Your Birthright
The late preacher Charles Fillmore shocked Christians when he proclaimed, “It is a sin to be poor.” Eric Butterworth, in his book Spiritual Economics, explains that “he wasn’t referring to moral turpitude, but rather to ‘the frustration of potentiality.’”
Reason #2: Wealth [...]
Malaysia Airlines rerouted a flight over Syria on Sunday after its usual path over Ukraine was closed, reflecting the challenges airlines face in finding conflict-free routes between Asia and Europe.
After Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down Thursday by a ground-to-air missile in eastern Ukraine, airlines began to avoid the airspace above where the [...]
The passengers and crew of the missing Malaysia Airlines (MASM.KL) Flight MH370 most likely died from suffocation and coasted lifelessly into the ocean on autopilot, a new report released by Australian officials on Thursday said.
In a 55-page report, the Australian Transport Safety Board outlined how investigators had arrived at this conclusion after comparing the [...]
Global and systemic implications of United States Supreme Court rulings in favour of hedge funds over Argentina on 2001 defaulted bonds
The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling on 16 June 2014 declining to hear Argentina’s appeal against a lower New York court decision that had ordered it to pay suing hedge funds $1.33 [...]
The following letter was written to the expat community in Switzerland by my wife. She gives a tip on ordering from the USA while living in Switzerland. Although, one does not have to live in Switzerland to take advantage of this tip. Hi Everyone, I want to let you know about a third party shipping [...]
“Subrahmanian said that the U.S. should be able to track the Taliban 5 by combining the techniques in the Lashkar-e-Taiba study with new data on the family, friends, and associates of the former prisoners.”
That leaves math, data, and statistics as the best solution for finding the Taliban 5. Modeling the behavior of a former [...]
A warp ship such as the IXS Enterprise could allow travel to interstellar space in a matter of weeks rather than, say, centuries. And the science behind why it might be possible is truly mind-boggling.
An over-simplified explanation is that the concept seeks to exploit a “loophole” in Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity that allows travel faster [...]