The Perfect Storm For A Regime Change In Russia, And Malaysia?

One day after the Russian central bank dramatically raised its key interest rate to 17% from 10.5%, Apple today halted online sales of its products in the country due to “extreme” Ruble fluctuations. The latest stunt by Putin administration didn’t work. In fact, the whopping 650-points increase in interest rate only worsen the situation. The Ruble simply […]

... written on Dec 17 2014

Are Your Country’s Taxes Crazier Than Denmark? Find Out Here

Denmark is one of the top countries to retire. We suppose you already knew that. Denmark also consistently tops international rankings as the happiest nation in the world. And the reason why the Danes are so happy has something to do with the genes, as revealed by the University of Warwick recently. In a nutshell, […]

... written on Dec 12 2014

Meet UMNO, The Obnoxious Scrounger Worse Than Communist China

Mahathir Mohamad told UMNO delegates to be brave and openly criticise PM Najib Razak. But when he was the Malaysian prime minister from 1981 – 2003, anybody who criticised him would be dealt severely. Abdullah Badawi told UMNO delegates to manage the country fairly for the advancement of all races. But do you know that during […]

... written on Nov 28 2014

Scrapping RON95 & Diesel Subsidies – Why It Will Do More Harm Than Good

Najib administration has done the unthinkable – to scrap the fuel subsidy of RON95 petrol and diesel altogether. Starting next month, December, the prices of RON95 petrol and diesel will be based on a managed float system. Note that this is based on “managed” and not “freely” float system. Thus, unlike in U.S. where one […]

... written on Nov 24 2014

Are You Qualified For Emperor Obama’s Immigration Offer?

One of President Barack Obama’s greatest achievements, or rather screw ups, depending on whom you ask, is his latest “Executive Order” which adds 4 million new eligible immigrants, on top of the 1 million young immigrants who became eligible for deferred deportation under Obama’s original 2012 program. As to whether the executive action is unconstitutional […]

... written on Nov 24 2014

UK’s New Transparency – Pie Chart Statement On Taxpayers Money Spending

After Scotland failed to get its independence, Britain prime minister David Cameron was relieved that his job is secured, at least for now. But his real problem is UKIP – UK Independence Party – the rising star that almost every Briton calls the real patriotic party worth voting for. Basically, the country has gone to […]

... written on Nov 03 2014

World’s First Internet Tax? No Thanks – 100,000 Hungarians Are Revolting

The Government of Hungary was trying to do something unthinkable to its netizens. And it could be the first implementation in the world and the World Wide Web. But it was so outrages that almost every government doesn’t agree with it. As a result, tens of thousands of Hungarians (Reuters put the figures at 100,000) […]

... written on Oct 29 2014

Beware – Here’re 10 Strange Things About Denmark You Should Know

Denmark is one of the top countries to retire. But before you even think about retirement, this awesome country is already one of the best countries to live and work. Well, if you know about this country, you probably know that it consistently tops international rankings as the happiest nation in the world. So, it’s a no-brainer […]

... written on Oct 24 2014

From Robbers To The Homeless, Swedes Ready For “Cash Is No Longer King”

Sweden, also known as the Kingdom of Sweden, is the third largest country in the European Union. But the country which borders Norway and Finland has a total population of merely 9.7 million. People may not know or heard of Sweden, but they definitely know IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer founded in Sweden back […]

... written on Oct 13 2014

Here’s Proof US Govt’s Burning Money – Record High Revenues $2.66 Trillion, But Deficit $589 Billion

Here are the good news and the bad news released by the United States Treasury. Congratulations to President Barack Obama – his administration has just delivered a new record in collection. Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit a record US$2,663,426,000,000 for the first 11 months of the fiscal year this August. If you don’t know how […]

... written on Sep 14 2014

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