While Republican politicians try their best to create another Red Scare in the U.S., scientists at the University of Maryland last week tried to solve a nearly hundred-year-old mystery: what killed Communist leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin?Lenin died of a massive stroke in 1924--but he was quite young, and speakers at a "clinicopathological conference" took it upon themselves to answer two questions: "Why did he have a fatal stroke at such a young age? Was there something more to his death than history has acknowledged?" Read more
After all, Mr. Lenin--(1870 –1924) and Mr. Stalin (1879 -1953)--so what can possibly be gained by this--Will Mr. Stalin be sent to a deeper Hell, as if there is a deeper Hell to be sent to--Then, What is there to be gained????
Then, again, maybe I should be grateful that there is not anything more serious, like Global Climate Change for science to be concerned about, thankfully there is nothing wrong with the climate to be worried about and all our clean fossil fuels will go on forever and ever so that the only thing modern scientists have to worry about is how the late Mr. Lenin died back in 1924.--IF ONLY THIS WAS THE TRUTH THAT WE HAVE NO REAL WORRIES SO WE MUST CREATE THEM.
The Fortune 500 are raking in the profits as never before. Indeed, corporate profits overall are back to pre-recession levels.The Fortune 500 generated a total of $824.5 billion in earnings last year, up 16.4% over 2010. That beats the previous record of $785 billion, set in 2006 during a roaring economy. The 2011 profits are outsized based on two key historical metrics. They represent 7% of total sales, vs. an average of 5.14% over the 58-year history of the Fortune 500. Companies are also garnering exceptional returns on their capital. The 500 achieved a return-on-equity of 14.3%, far above the historical norm of 12%.Read more