Sunday , 21 July 2019

Finance

The Planetary Insanity Of Eternal Economic Growth

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, This is the fantasy: we can rebuild our entire global industrial society every generation or two forever. “Earthrise” is one of the most influential photographs ever published. Taken on the Apollo 8 mission in late December 1968 by astronaut Bill Anders, it captures Earth’s uniqueness, isolation and modest scale: a blue and white ... Read More »

Iran Releases First Footage Of Seized Oil Tanker

Iran has released the first images of the detained British flagged oil tanker Stena Impero after its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced its seizure Friday in retaliation for the UK’s prior capture of the ‘Grace 1’ off Gibraltar earlier this month.  #BREAKING #Iran’s ISNA releases the first footage of the detained #British oil tanker Stena Impero pic.twitter.com/g6SQJ9Kovk — EHA News ... Read More »

Banned China-Made Surveillance Tech Still Operational At Sensitive US Bases

Despite the headlines and scrutiny of US officials focused on Chinese multinational tech giant Huawei, the United States military continues to purchase China-made surveillance cameras, even installing them at sensitive bases like the headquarters of Air Force Space Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), according to bombshell Financial Times report this week.  US law will ban military and government agencies from purchasing ... Read More »

The New EU Is Even More Insane Than The Old EU

Authored by Tom Luongo, The new leadership team of the EU is insane. They learned nothing from May’s vote which saw the middle ground occupied by Angela Merkel lose ground. Euroskeptics doubled their representation while nationalist Greens gained ground as well. The European People’s Party lost significant clout and was forced into unprecedented haggling over the leadership bloc. Merkel, now ... Read More »

Italy’s Salvini Draws Up Plans To Raid “Illegal Settlements”: Deport Roma, Sinti 

Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has given the ministry’s regional offices two weeks to compile “a report on the presence of Roma, Sinti and Camminanti settlements” in order to begin mass deportations, according to Italian media. In a Tuesday memo, Salvini laid out his campaign to “verify the presence of illegal camps to draw up an eviction plan,” according to DW.  According ... Read More »

Germany: Nest Of Middle-Eastern Spies

Authored by Soeren Kern via The Gatestone Institute, The report, considered the most important indicator of internal security in Germany, draws a bleak picture and raises questions about the government’s apparent passivity in face of mounting threats…. Meanwhile, the Erdoğan-aligned Islamist movement Millî Görüş (Turkish for “National Vision”), which has around 10,000 members in Germany, is the second-largest Islamist group ... Read More »

It’s Un-American To Be Anti-Free Speech: Protect The Right To Criticize The Government

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us? The constitutional theory is that we the people are the sovereigns, the state and federal officials only our agents. We who have the final word can speak softly or ... Read More »

Cops Bust Fake Ferrari And Lamborghini Factory In Brazil

O Globo, a Brazilian newspaper based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, reported on Tuesday that a small factory in the southern state of Santa Catarina was producing fake Ferraris and Lamborghinis for $45,000 to $60,000, a substantial discount versus the retail price of a genuine supercar. The investigation behind the counterfeit vehicles started when representatives of Ferrari and Lamborghini began ... Read More »

Escobar: Western Intellectuals Freak Over “Frankenstein” China

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, China seen as a rich Communist monster buying support from poor and corrupt states worldwide… Western economists and intellectuals obsessed with demonization of China are never shy of shortcuts glaringly exposing their ignorance. The latest outburst posits that “we” – as in Western intellectuals – “are the modern version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,” who ... Read More »

Move Over, Millennials: GEN X Is The Generation In The Most Financial Trouble

Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog, Everyone picks on Millennials these days but a new study by Lending Tree shows that out of all the generations, Gen X is the one dealing with the deepest financial problems. First, some definitions. Gen Z or Centennials: Born 1996 – current day Millennials: Born 1977 – 1995. Gen X: Born 1965 – 1976. Baby ... Read More »