George Soros is in the news again. “The Man Who Broke the Pound” held forth at Davos about the current speculative rush to gold, and offered the opinion that gold is the “ultimate bubble”. For many people, a warning by Mr. Soros to stay away from gold would be reason enough to buy it. The billionaire philanthropist also issued an effective an ultimatum to Angela Merkel, saying that Germany must revise its current fiscal policies or else abandon the euro.
In other news, archaeologists in South Jutland have discovered the remains of the royal palace of Harald Bluetooth, the tenth-century Danish king who is reputed to have converted Norway to Christianity.
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Since 2008, U.S. taxpayers have contributed more than $60,000 for research to study the prevalence of water pipe, or “hookah,” smoking is among college students in Jordan.
(Expletive, expletive, expletive, for the sake of not making my post too vulgar.) What the hell? That’s about as stupid (or worse than) funding studies of the buildup of calluses (or lack thereof) from turning pages of Mein Qurampf on ayrab fingertips.
Vatican ‘astonished’ by Belgian condom complaint
”It would appear to be obvious to any democratic country that the Holy Father and the Catholic Church are free to express their own positions,” said Vatican Spokesman Federico Lombardi.
Benedict’s comments came under heavy fire from AIDS agencies, humanitarian organisations, the European Commission and various European governments.