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Monday, August 19, 2019

A majority of economists expect a US recession in the next two years, but have pushed back the onset amid Federal Reserve actions, according to a survey released on Monday. The survey came out after President Donald Trump pushed back against talk of a looming recession as a raft of US data reports last week showed a mixed picture on the economy. read more

"They refer to us as the foreigners," says a downbeat employee at the Ohio car glass factory where hundreds of Chinese labourers have come to work, far from their wives, children and homeland. But the worker in question is American, not Chinese, and is finding life very different under new management after billionaire Chairman Cao' swept into town to reopen the shuttered, iconic former General Motors factory in 2014. read more

The Skyfall accident occurred at Nyonoksa, a port on Dvina Bay, not far from Severodvinsk, at test site used for decades to test missiles, including ICBMs. Because of secrecy, it's impossible to know exactly what happened, but it looks like the Russians were testing a new cruise missile with "unlimited range" (Called "Skyfall") and that after testing the nuclear propulsion engine, there was an explosion of the liquid fuel propellant, which destroyed the entire apparatus, dispersing radionuclides and fissile materials in the nuclear propulsion engine into the environment. read more

A decade of "delayed and unpredictable funding" for the U.S. military's budget has seen America lose its primacy in the Western Pacific, giving the edge to an increasingly sophisticated China, a Sydney-based think tank warned. China's "growing arsenal of accurate long-range missiles poses a major threat to almost all American, allied and partner bases, airstrips, ports and military installations in the Western Pacific," the University of Sydney's United States Studies Centre said in a report released Monday. "As these facilities could be rendered useless by precision strikes in the opening hours of a conflict, the PLA missile threat challenges America's ability to freely operate its forces from forward locations throughout the region," it said, referencing China's People's Liberation Army. read more

Friday, August 16, 2019

Tens of thousands of Chinese tourists are shunning the country as a holiday destination, and companies from Tiffany to Hyatt Hotels are counting the cost. read more


Diamonds and

Emeralds actually. Pakistan is known for emeralds not diamonds. Except for the Koh-e-noor (it's part of the Queen's Crown).




Every man who has ever owned it, met a horrible end along with their kingdoms destroyed. According to legend, only a Queen can wear it/own it.

The Curse of the Koh-i-noor reads: "He who owns this diamond will own the world, but will also know all its misfortunes. Only God or a woman can wear it with impunity."




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