The California governor's visit comes as the U.S. orders the Russian consulate in San Francisco closed; Putin pens article on economic conference in China.
Amazon and other companies have rebranded once taboo sex paraphernalia, thus starting another sexual revolution; public libraries aren't free, per se, but they're an absolutely important investment; meanwhile, is the fact that college athletic directors get paid more than $1 million a year justifiable? These discoveries and more after the jump.
Pope Benedict XVI claims that, thanks to a sixth-century monk's mistake, the most commonly used calendar is off by several years; topless feminists disguised as nuns protest anti-gay marriage in Paris; meanwhile, mainstream media pile on the same cliches about Israel and Palestine we've been hearing for 40 years. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Here's the multi-trillion dollar question: Does the emergence of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa as economic powers signal that we have truly entered a new multipolar world?
Conventional wisdom holds that government bureaucrats are bad businesspeople. But around the world, the many countries with strong public banking sectors generally have strong, stable economies.