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Mussolini and the Pope – Or How the Vatican Became a State

A Re-Post on the Visit of Pope Francis We all know that the Roman Catholic Church is a “church” and that it is headquartered in the Vatican, which is a “state” – all 110 acres with a current population of … Continue reading

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“Wanna Trade Greece for Puerto Rico?” – Banker Joke

Homeless in Puerto Rico The dour stone-faced German Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble made a joke this week. “According to Bloomberg, Schaeuble said, “I offered my friend [US Treasury Secretary] Jack Lew these days that we could take Puerto Rico into … Continue reading

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