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Fools Gold – Tungsten Bars

I first heard about this story some years ago, but little evidence existed at that time. Essentially that America had created a load of fake gold bars and sold them onto the world market. Well to be clear,  they were gold plated with Tungsten in the middle. The reason being is that Tungsten has a […]

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Kandahar and Toulouse: A Tale of Two Cities

  ‘Western civilization? I think it would be a good idea.’ Mahatma Gandhi The US army staff sergeant Robert Bales, who shot dead Afghani civilians on their home two weeks ago, has now been formally charged with 17 counts of murder. Aside from the heartbreaking tragedy of this incident, it’s clear that, in the West, […]

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