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Why not be a mega-asshole just because you can? Nov. 24th, 2014 @ 10:11 am

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Blame it all on Crimea Nov. 20th, 2014 @ 03:54 pm
The number of Russians who continue to believe the annexation of Crimea was the right thing to do, seems to remain unchanged: about 90% support Putin's move, just as they used to at the time of the event. That's what the polls suggest. Problem is, the euphoria from the annexation may've started evaporating pretty fast.

The main reasons are, of course, economic...

Antarctic sex drama! Nov. 17th, 2014 @ 04:20 pm

Break the Internet Nov. 15th, 2014 @ 11:38 pm

Durex Mao Nov. 11th, 2014 @ 06:12 pm

Col. Tigh's Fried Chicken Nov. 6th, 2014 @ 01:16 pm

Guess who's singin'? Nov. 3rd, 2014 @ 01:58 pm

To fear or not to fear the Big Bear Oct. 30th, 2014 @ 08:51 pm
It's shopping time in Lappeenranta, a Finnish town next to the Russian border. Most visitors are Russian. They fill their cars to the top with chocolates, kitchen paper, canned food, clothes and all sort of stuff. From the parking at the supermarket in Lappeenranta there's just 27 km to the Russian border. About 4000 Russians pass through that place every day. At least that's how it used to be before the crisis and the sanctions.

Things may've started changing now, though...

Ah, those Estonians Oct. 27th, 2014 @ 03:28 pm
Tiny Estonia could and does serve as an example for many EU member countries. Recent Eurostat data shows that it was the country with the smallest deficit in 2013, just 0.3% of its GDP. In comparison, Spain accumulated 10.6% of new deficit for last year alone.

There's a lot of hard work behind these results. Everything started in the 90s when Estonia had to rebuild its economy from scratch. They restructured their entire currency system, and adopted a balanced budget and a low-debt policy. It took them a lot of effort to sustain that, but they managed to keep their financial system stable to this very day, even through the period of global crisis.

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