Throwing Grenades at a Banker

Well this is spooky. Just a day after the IMF published a report crediting the Moldovan Central Bank for doing a remarkable job of containing problems: Prosecutors say a grenade was lobbed and exploded at the house of the outgoing governor of Moldova’s central bank. There were no casualties. Prosecutors said windows were broken and…

Lethal Ignorance

Just a few hours after I wrote my piece Penetration yesterday, I saw a report from the Romanian Transportation Ministry that demonstrated how ignorance of the internet can actually kill you. On January 20, 2014 in what I call the Frozen Tears debacle, a plane crashed on the Cluj-Alba county line in a very rugged…

The Self-Hating Gyp

Living in various parts of the United States as well as a lengthy stint in Israel (including during the 1989 Romanian revolution), I’ve spent considerable time around Jews and gotten familiar with one of their stranger beliefs, that of the self-hating Jew. In essence, there is a pervasive internal belief amongst a long-suffering minority that…