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Travel in Taiwan

Another dispatch for the Far East, from Taipei, Taiwan. It is a balmy 23 Celsius  here and likely will get to around 28. Taiwan is one of the tiger economies of the area, along with Hong Kong, Singapore, and South … Continue reading

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Of Cows and Votes, Mayors and the Mob in Quebec

( photo courtesy Dave Sidaway, The Gazette) Yesterday, in the largest city in “la belle province”, the mayor Michael Applebaum was arrested in his home, and he resigned today, becoming the second Montreal mayor in a row to do so. … Continue reading

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God’s Banker

No big surprise, the Vatican scandals continue. The Telegraph reported on another a couple of days ago under the headline, “Prosecutors investigate Vatican Bank mafia link” The Telegraph stated that “Anti Mafia prosecutors have asked the secretive Vatican Bank to … Continue reading

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The butler did it!

Paolo Gabriele, the former butler of the current Roman Catholic pontiff, has been convicted of stealing confidential papers from Pope Benedict. http://www.thebostonpilot.com/article.asp?ID=15199 The Vatican court has sentenced him to 18 months in jail. It is expected however, that he will … Continue reading

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