Nature Unleashes her Fury

There are times when nature inflicts her fury on man just to prove that while mankind has acquired mastery over many things, he has not mastered the elements. It does not matter whether one lives in a poor country, or one lives in a rich country in Northern Europe; everybody…

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A New Spy Controversy from the East

The world is still reeling from the after effects of a major spy scandal. The parties involved in that sordid story are yet to resolve their differences and bury the controversy. Now there is another one brewing, this time to the east. The Soviet empire might be long gone, but…

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Action Star Shows His Artistic Side

You have seen him pummel opponents as a boxer with his furious fists and you have seen him destroy entire armies single-handedly as a soldier; but there is also a sensitive side to the one-man army known as Sylvester Stallone. That’s right; the Italian Stallion is a talented painter. The…

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The Protests that Scrapped a Tax

Sometimes governments seek to implement ideas which they think will benefit the public. The public, however, thinks otherwise. This leads to a confrontation. The conflict is finally resolved by either the State imposing its will on the people, or the people succeeding in getting the government to back down. In…

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Where East meets West, Underwater

Rudyard Kipling once wrote “East is East, West is West and never the twain shall meet.” But a railway project under the waters of the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul has disproved that quote. Not only does this underwater railway line connect the two parts of this ancient city, but it…

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New Rules for Spies

The United States has one of the largest spy networks in the world, with the government spending billions of dollars in funding the technology and manpower needed to run them. In the modern world they have an edge when it comes to electronic espionage, since the largest IT companies in…

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