Compass

Putin's phone call to Obama and its significance

Putin's phone call to Obama and its significance
You may have heard that President Putin placed a call to President Obama on Thursday, June 25th. As many in the media have noted, this call came after several months since they last spoke directly, and many more months of 'estrangement' and strained relations between the two. According to the Kremlin's website, Putin and Obama discussed the crises in Ukraine, the on-going war in Syria, the Iran nuclear deal and the growing menace of terrorism...
Quenelle - Golden

Greek "crisis" about political ideology and psychopathology, not finance

Greek "crisis" about political ideology and psychopathology, not finance
With recent news of Greek bank closures and something called "capital controls", ignorant hysteria is spreading, virus-like, through the mainstream media over the "inevitable contagion" that threatens to do away with the EU and, (ultimately no doubt) leave us vulnerable to the unsavory predilections of the jihadi hoard on the doorstep. But let's not get ahead of ourselves, so to speak.
Attention

The way of the psychopath

The way of the psychopath
Human beings have been domesticated like cattle over millennia by insidious and ruthless predator-parasites who easily walk among us. Their predatory nature has been largely sanitised and camouflaged by centuries of our begrudging tolerance and cowardly acceptance. Almost all of our great institutional ideas have been adjusted, perverted, corrupted and even radically transformed into environments that greatly favour their ways and tactics....
Bad Guys

Attempting to stave off the inevitable - nurturing a financial black hole

Attempting to stave off the inevitable - nurturing a financial black hole
A while ago I had the pleasure of hearing Sergey Glazyev—economist, politician, member of the Academy of Sciences, adviser to Pres. Putin—say something that very much confirmed my own thinking. He said that anyone who knows mathematics can see that the United States is on the verge of collapse because its debt has gone exponential. These aren't words that an American or a European politician can utter in public, and perhaps not even whisper...
Vader

The mask comes off: EU plans to force 'communists' Tsipras and Varoufakis from power, regardless of referendum outcome

The mask comes off: EU plans to force 'communists' Tsipras and Varoufakis from power, regardless of referendum outcome
Greece will not get a cent in new eurozone bailout loans while Alexis Tsipras and Yanis Varoufakis remain in power, because Germany will block any such deal, one of Europe's most influential politicians has told The Times. "Today there is the question of do we trust Tsipras and Varoufakis? The answer is clear to all parties, no," the senior German conservative said. He also lifted the lid on a European Union attempt to push Mr Tsipras's...

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