Europe – be careful what you wish for!

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has told French radio that U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal was a mistake, adding that the United States should not consider itself as the world’s “economic policeman.” The Europeans, in particular the British, French and Germans, are…

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Putin’s Inauguration – more of the same or a breakthrough?

Today, Vladimir Putin was officially inaugurated as President of the Russian Federation for the fourth time. His inaugural speech contained little new. Russia had upped its defence budget, although against whom is unclear. As our video points out, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the US and NATO countries…

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The True Marxist Believer – Ever Faithful

On 5 May 2018, the second centenary of Karl Marx’s birth, Martin Jacques, author of When China Rules The World. The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World (2009), told BBC World Service TV that Marx was still valid today. As proof, he cited the…

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China’s BRI & AIBB – Minus U.S. & Japan

China’s Long-Term Strategy vs The West’s Civil War and Short-Termism While the effectively bankrupt West is tearing itself apart and undermining its society, economy and science, China is not just getting on with it, but forging ahead. A good starting point in understanding what is happening now, with all the…

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Global fury unleashed by Trump’s alleged statement on “shitholes” spectacularly misses the point

Donald Trump’s alleged description of Africa, El Salvador and Haiti as “shitholes” predictably led to global fury and accusations of racism. Trump would be well advised to refrain from such comments since they merely damage his standing and thus his power to get things done, but as usual, the resulting…

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Cognitive dissonance from Yale Medical School courtesy of The Guardian

The Guardian published an article today with the provocative headline Trump is now dangerous – that makes his mental health a matter of public interest Bandy Lee This world authority in psychiatry, consulted by US politicians, argues that the president’s mental fitness deserves scrutiny https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/07/donald-trump-dangerous-psychiatrist Bandy Lee, The Guardian website…

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BBC wrongly claims US obviously “has the world’s biggest nuclear arsenal”

Reports and comments on Donald’s Trump’s renewed “tweet storms” after the New Year holidays are as woefully uninformed and emotional as in 2017. The President tweeted that North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his…

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We aint got no edukashun!

“I’d never heard of rhodium!” Ben Thompson, Anchor, Inside Track, Business Live, BBC World Service TV, 9 October 2017, during a segment on gold and the platinum group of metals. One can only assume that this BBC presenter never did chemistry, Mendeleev and the periodic table at school. Sadly, it…

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AfD split as co-leader Petry resigns from party

In our report yesterday on the German federal elections, we pointed out that The AfD itself, however, is split between pragmatic politicians willing to compromise with other parties and right-wing nationalists who are expected to use the platform offered by the Bundestag to announce principled opposition based on outright racist…

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