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Jesus Christ vs. Confucius

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Written by Frank Li

After comparing China with Ancient Greece (Ancient Greece vs. Ancient China), Ancient Rome (Ancient Rome vs. Ancient China), the era of the Byzantine Empire (The Era of the Byzantine Empire vs. Ancient China), and the Spanish & British Empires (Spanish & British Empires vs. China), let me now compare two important historical figures: Jesus Christ vs. Confucius.

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What We Read Today 25 April 2017

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April 24, 2017 Weather and Climate Report - All Too Normal!

Written by Sig Silber

Typical Spring weather. There is a hint of El Nino gaining ground but there are other reasons for thinking that we may be setting up for an active Atlantic Tropical Storm Summer. Generally those two concepts do not coexist well but since Summer happens before Winter it might be possible.

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Infographic Of The Day: Comparison Of Population Density

You may have heard that the majority of the world's population actually lives within a relatively small circle that covers China, India, Japan, and other parts of Southeast Asia.

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Typical Spring weather. There is a hint of El Nino gaining ground but there are other reasons for thinking that we may be setting up for an active Atlantic Tropical Storm Summer. Generally those two concepts do not coexist well but since Summer happens before Winter it might be possible.

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Trump Just Imposed A New Tax On Lumber

by Mark J. Perry, Carpe Diem

There are a lot of news reports today about Trump's decision to impose stiff tariffs on American companies (home builders) who buy Canadian lumber.

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April 2017 Chemical Activity Barometer Suggests Continued Growth Through 2017

from the American Chemistry Council

The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) marked the second quarter by posting a robust 5.6 percent year-over-year gain, suggesting continued growth through year-end 2017.

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