America’s Derangement Syndrome A Danger To World Peace

Via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

It is significant that Presidents Putin and Trump have both spoken out against “haters” among America’s political establishment who would rather see conflict between Russia and the United States instead of a norma…

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Nord Stream 2’s Confusing Endgame

The summer of 2018 will go into history as the moment when a US president fundamentally and decisively changed the international world order which its predecessors worked hard on during the past decades. Within approximately a week from 11 July until 1…

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Russian Hysteria

Guest Post by Southern Sage Allow me to make a few comments before I continue into the body of this article.  I noticed a couple of readers responded to my article on John Brennan by scoffing at the theory (and it is, of course, just a theory, but a plausible one) I put forth to … Continue reading “Russian Hysteria”

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The very essence of what it means to be human is treated less as a feature than bug

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/11/survival-of-the-richest-the-wealthy-are-plotting-to-leave-us-behind.html Survival of the richest: The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind Douglas Rushkoff, author of “Team Human” Published 3:40 PM ET Wed, 11 July 2018  Updated 4:25 PM ET Wed, 11 July 2018Medium Susana Gonzalez | Bloomberg | Getty Images Elon Musk, CEO for SpaceX, speaks during the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, on … Continue reading “The very essence of what it means to be human is treated less as a feature than bug”

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Sweden invests millions to teach migrants how to have sex ‘with blonde women’

Via Voice of Europe The Swedish government wants to allocate 5 million Swedish crowns (around half a million euros) in migrant sex courses, news outlet Fria Tider reports. A portion of the money will be spent on the government’s sex information website “Youmo”, which provides translation in Arabic, Somali and Dari. The goal of the … Continue reading “Sweden invests millions to teach migrants how to have sex ‘with blonde women’”

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Big Brother Surveillance Begins: Cuomo Unveils Facial Scanning At New York Toll Plazas

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed on Friday that facial recognition cameras installed at bridge and tunnel toll plazas across New York City are scanning every driver’s face and feeding them into a massive database designed to catch suspected criminals. “When it reads that license plate, it reads it for scofflaws . . . [but] the toll … Continue reading “Big Brother Surveillance Begins: Cuomo Unveils Facial Scanning At New York Toll Plazas”

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After the beach boom

The condominium market in Cha-am and Hua Hin has yet to recover from the over-exuberant building frenzy of a few years ago. Although some projects by listed developers have sold well and attracted a high degree of interest in the two beach towns south …

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UK Natural Gas Production Falls As Usage Climbs

UK C&C It was expected by many, me included but more importantly UKOGA and a couple of the bigger oil and gas consultancies, that UK offshore oil production would increase significantly from 2017 to exceed 1000 kbpd for the yearly average in 2018. So f…

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Roche Hiked Cancer Drug Price Before Empty Promise To Keep Flat

Swiss drugmaker Roche made an empty promise this week when they pledged on July 11 not to raise drug prices for the rest of the year, reports Naomi Kresge of Bloomberg, right after the company had already completed “the second of its customary two annu…

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Why The Old Guard Hates Bitcoin

Via Bonner & Partners blog,

Legendary investor Warren Buffett recently called bitcoin “rat poison, squared.” Cryptocurrency expert Teeka Tiwari acknowledges Buffett is the undisputed master of value investing. But as today’s guest editor, Teeka shows …

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Ukraine’s Natural Gas Transit Woes May Be Easing

Despite significantly weakened interest towards internal political dealings in Ukraine itself, the issue of Ukraine’s gas transit remains a much-debated issue of the European energy community (understandably, since European countries want to make sure …

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Bloomberg Launches Twitter Feed For Trading Algos

Bloomberg has again confirmed what was well known: algorithms scour Twitter daily, looking for material and content to trade. Now, in an attempt to further streamline and encourage this, Bloomberg is creating a Twitter stream specifically for finance a…

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NATO: Doomed To Destruction By Its Own Growth

Authored by Martin Sieff via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

In the 1960s, Marvel Comics writer Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby in the United States created a superhero with a novel twist. He was called Giant-Man, and the bigger he got, th…

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