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Mumbai Second Most Honest City In The World

In India on September 27, 2013 at 18:15

Politicians were not in town that day.

Any way nice to hear this.

Second Honest City In the World. Mumbai.

Second Honest City In the World. Mumbai.

The most honest cities in the world:

1.     Helsinki, Finland – 11 out of 12 wallets

2.     Mumbai, India – 9 out of 12

=3.   Budapest, Hungary – 8 out of 12

=3.   New York City, USA – 8 out of 12

=5.   Moscow, Russia – 7 out of 12

=5.   Amsterdam, Netherlands – 7 out of 12

=7.   Berlin, Germany – 6 out of 12

=7.   Ljubljana, Slovenia – 6 out of 12

=9.   London, UK – 5 out of 12

=9.   Warsaw, Poland – 5 out of 12

=11. Bucharest, Romania – 4 out of 12

=11. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 4 out of 12

=11. Zurich, Switzerland – 4 out of 12

14.   Prague, Czech Republic – 3 out of 12

15.   Madrid, Spain – 2 out of 12

16.   Lisbon, Portugal – 1 out of 12

As part of a project carried out by Reader’s Digest, wallets were dropped in 16 cities around the world in an attempt to find out how many would be handed in. Each wallet contained a contact number, a family photo, business cards, coupons and the equivalent of $50 or £31.

Mumbai, India was the second most honest city in the world with nine out of 12 wallets getting handed in, while Lisbon, Portugal was the most dishonest with only one wallet being returned to its owner.

The magazine selected the cities and then asked its reporters to ‘lose’ the wallets in public places, such as shopping centres, car parks and on pavements. A total of 192 wallets were dropped with 12 ‘lost’ in each city.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/the-most-honest-cities-in-the-world-8839046.html

 

 

Casino In University!

In Education, Interesting and funny on April 16, 2013 at 11:17

This is the first of its kind with all the glitz of a Casino.

Russian Authorities closed down a Casino in Moscow University.

Had it been the old USSR, the news would not have come out.

I was curious about China on this.

I could not find it, but a still more curious story emerged, it is towards the end of this post.

That’s Education!

Casino in Moscow University.

Casino in Moscow University.

Story:

MOSCOW, April 15 (RIA Novosti) – Moscow police have shut down an illegal casino operating on the premises of a state university, the Interior Ministry reported on Monday.

The police confiscated four card tables, three roulette tables and 70 slot machines with counterfeit Novomatik software, and other gambling paraphernalia from the site.

The casino, located at Moscow State University of Instrument Engineering and Informatics, was seeing a daily income of 3 to 5 million rubles ($96,700-$161,000), the police said.

Since July 2009, gambling in Russia has only been allowed in four specially allotted zones, driving much of the business underground into a thriving black market.

http://en.rian.ru/crime/20130415/180644107/Police-Close-Down-Moscow-University-Casino.html

Casino Sues University Trustee for Honkong 4 Million  $Debt.

A Macau casino has filed a legal bid to reclaim HK$2.4 million in gambling debts from a ‘distinguished entrepreneur’ serving on Chinese University‘s board of trustees.

 

According to a writ filed in the High Court yesterday, Richard Liu Shang-chien, a member of the university’s New Asia College board of trustees, entered into a credit application agreement for HK$2 million in January this year with Venetian Macau, a casino operator. The agreement was upgraded to HK2.5 million in the same month, the writ claims.

 

The Venetian alleges that Liu, also an honorary fellow at the university, repaid only about HK$970,000.

 

From mid-February no further payment had been made towards the outstanding HK$2.4 million, the Venetian claims. The casino also is seeking an interest payment at an annual rate of 18 per cent of the sum, and legal costs.

 

Liu, who is chairman of Superior Leather, a private company with a registered address in Kowloon Bay, could not be contacted yesterday.

 

Chinese University’s only response was to say that Liu had been supporting the development of the university and of New Asia College.

http://www.scmp.com/article/976002/casino-sues-university-trustee-hk24m-debt

 

Brothel in Monastery

In Christianity, Interesting and funny on October 30, 2012 at 19:15

I used to remark in a lighter vein that you will find a Church,Nunnery,Seminary,Hospital,School and grave yard very near by or in some cases under the same complex!

Now you find that a brothel has been discovered in a Monastery in Moscow.

Story:

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Brothel In Monastery Premises.

Two women were arrested on suspicion of prostitution after seven rooms were found in a building close to Sretensky Monastery where sexual services were offered from 1,750 roubles (£35) per hour.

Father Tikhon, the abbot of the monastery, is said to be a religious counsellor to Mr Putin, who is a confirmed Russian Orthodox believer.

There were conflicting reports over the ownership of the brothel, found in one of a chain of mini-hotels called Podushkin.

Life News, a popular muckraking website with close ties to the police and security services, said the building where the brothel was located on Rozhdestvensky Boulevard had been rented out by the monastery.

However, an attendant at the monastery was quoted as saying: “Some time ago we rented premises for our seminary. The bordello was only found then, when we started to check which rooms had become temporarily ours, and which hadn’t. This establishment had been there for a long time; it belongs to someone and has absolutely no connection to us.

Another source at the monastery told Interfax news agency that monks “had heard that next to us was a hotel offering ‘intimate services'” but it was nothing to do with them.

A video of the alleged brothel showed leather harnesses, chains and whips hanging in a basement and Podushkin’s website advertises rooms in the hotel “fitted out for erotic games”.

Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church took a harsh stance earlier this year when three members of the Pussy Riot feminist opposition group staged a “punk prayer” during which they danced a cancan in Moscow’s main cathedral, Christ the Saviour.

The church leader, who is a close ally of Mr Putin, called the protest blasphemous. The three women were later convicted and sentenced to two years in prison, although one has since been released on appeal.

Critics of the church say its moral posturing is eroded by the behaviour of senior clerics. Patriarch Kirill was pilloried in April for wearing a £20,000 Breguet watch and a priest in Moscow came under scrutiny in August aftercrashing a BMW Z4 roadster with Maltese license plates.

The fact that a commercial car-wash operates underneath Christ the Saviour has also been ridiculed.

http://www.reddit.com/tb/12ac37

 

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UFO Filmed by Protestors, Video

In Astrophysics, videos on September 8, 2012 at 17:27

 

Yet another UFOVideo.

 

The letter with a drawing of flying saucers or...

The letter with a drawing of flying saucers or flying disks submitted by pilot Kenneth Arnold to Army Air Force intelligence on July 12, 1947. Source: http://obscurantist.com/oma/arnold_kenneth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

Or Government Surveillance Gadget?

 

 

 

 

 

 

“An ’unidentified flying object’ has been spotted above Moscow during an anti-government protest.

Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters in the Russian capital’s Bolotnaya Square witnessed the ’UFO’ hover above them on Saturday.

Confused onlookers among the 25,000-strong crowd filmed the strange object on their phones (video below) while some climbed trees in an attempt to get a closer look.

The apparently silent object had pulsating coloured lights with ’pylons’ emanating from the body.

Paranormal writer Michael Cohen told the Daily Mail: “NASA recently admitted that there is a good chance that aliens are monitoring our civilization through using ’unmanned’ probes.

“’It is highly possible that this craft is one of these and aliens are taking an interest in our political affairs.”

However bloggers and social networking sites have offered up more earthly explanations with many users speculating that it is most likely a government surveillance drone or a device similar to the HexaKopter which is used for aerial photography.”

 

http://current.com/1ngkgkc

 

 

 

Funny Video on Russia

In Interesting and funny on August 20, 2012 at 12:21

 

Some funny video on Russia .

 

There are some things you will only ever see in Russia – thankfully. TwisterNederland is back with another crazy and hilarious compilation of outrageous sightings from the motherland. Drunks, crashes, explosions, jellyfish,

 

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