Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has allegedly endured notoriety for threatening his employees with a samurai sword.
According to the Daily Caller, "Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly had some slightly unconventional employee motivational techniques in Facebook’s early days, including throwing water, verbal abuses and a samurai sword."
Russian President Vladimir Putin is getting set to pull out his executive pen and phone and expel McDonald's from his country.
The Houston Chronicle says, "Russian President on Wednesday hit back hard against countries that have imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, ordering trade cuts that an official said would include a ban on all imports of agricultural products from the United States."
Many South Koreans celebrate weddings by drinking dog wine, made out of canine flesh.
The Seoul Times reports that, "The $2 billion dollar-a-year South Korean dog and cat meat industry takes the lives of approximately two and a half million dogs a year for meat or gaesoju, a dog wine or broth, and thousands of despised and doomed cats for so-called “health” tonics or goyangyeesoju, and soup. It operates in a sordid and illicit world where farmers and butchers kill with frightening impunity in the most abominable fashion."
The Hong Kong media establishment has expressed rage and scorn, because a local media mogul, Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, strongly supports former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a Republican.
According to Wikipedia, "Lai pioneered a reader-centric philosophy with journalism in Hong Kong based on publications such as and . His best-selling Next Magazine and newspaper, feature a mix of racy tabloid material and news items oriented to the mass market with plenty of colour and graphics that attracts a wide range of readers, some of whom are also critics of Lai and his ideology."
Sen. John McCain (R.-Az.) has forbidden the government of Bulgaria to receive gas shipments from Russia.
The Moscow Times reports that, "Russia's Stroytransgaz, a company owned by sanctions-hit businessman Gennady Timchenko, has left the construction of the Bulgarian section of the South Stream gas pipeline, Timchenko told ITAR-Tass news agency in an interview."
The European Union faces soaring energy costs and with added sanctions on Russia, life could get much tougher for EU residents.
According to the BBC News, "Homeowners in Europe are more worried about energy bills than paying the rent or mortgage, a survey suggests. The finding comes as part of research by Europe's largest DIY retail group, Kingfisher."
Texas-based Austin Energy has announced a plan to lower utility rates for wind energy customers, but eco-extremists are crying foul.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Changes to an program intended to help pay for wind power investments have drawn criticism from some industry experts who say the program no longer has a direct link to the city's renewable energy goals."
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton funnelled hundreds of millions of American taxpapyers' dollas to global AIDS Awareness programs to Latin America, Africa and Asia. Apparently, these organizations had been set up to spark regime change revolutions in countries that have been deemed unfriendly to the U.S.A.
According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, "Fernando Murillo was typical of the young Latin Americans deployed to Cuba by a U.S. agency to work undercover. He had little training in the dangers of clandestine operations — or how to evade one of the world's most sophisticated counter-intelligence services. Their assignment was to recruit young Cubans to anti-government activism, which they did under the guise of civic programs, including an HIV prevention workshop. Murillo was instructed to check in every 48 hours and was provided with a set of security codes. "I have a headache," for instance, meant the Costa Rican thought the Cubans were watching him and the mission should be suspended."
BEIJING: A few young Chinese couples have become so fearful of getting wiped out by marriage expenses that some brides-to-be are purchasing wedding gowns made from toilet paper.
China Radio International reports that, "Some delicate wedding dresses made out of tissue have been displayed at a shopping mall in Guangzhou, capital of south Shina's guangdon Province, attracting many citizens to attract photos."
The Ukraine Army was shelling checkpoints on the Russian border and a few of its missiles had nearly struck OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) monitors.
According to Russia Today, "Russian border checkpoint at the Gukovo crossing was shelled from the Ukrainian side twice on Sunday. OSCE observers and journalists were working at the checkpoint when it was attacked. The first shell exploded at Gukovo at around 13:55 Moscow time (0955 GMT), Russian border guard spokesman Vasily Malaev told Itar-Tass news agency."