As of April 9th, 2014 there are only 5 people still alive who were born in the 1800′s, prior to the year 1900. All females, they include 3 Americans, 1 Japanese and 1 Italian.
If Russia officially annexes Crimea from Ukraine, it will expand the former Soviet Union’s territory by approximately 0.15%. Russia is already, by far, the largest nation based on land.
In less than 5 years, a major US stock market index called the S&P 500 Index tripled in value if the dividends were reinvested. This 200% gain is based on the closing low on March 9th, 2009.
“You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.”