Author Archives: Fec

Khamenei: No Negotiation and No War

From MoA: NYT: “On Friday night, the Pentagon confirmed the presence of a second surveillance aircraft, a Navy P-8A Poseidon, which officials said took photographs of the drone being shot down. But a senior Trump administration official said there was … Continue reading

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An Attack on the Dragon’s Head

Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America’s dirty secret The Wife and I once spent a week at her family’s place in the Adirondacks, where I giggled gleefully reading PJ O’Rourke. The evil Libertarians have done this to … Continue reading

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Trade War With China

Markets Tumble As China Strikes Back, May Dump “Some Treasuries” After vowing over the weekend to “never surrender to external pressure”, Beijing has defied President Trump’s demands that it not resort to retaliatory tariffs and announced plans to slap new levies on … Continue reading

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Wage Disparity Causing Global Collapse

From Gail Tverberg: Growth in energy consumption and in world GDP are very closely linked. In fact, energy consumption seems to be the cause of GDP growth… The reason why this close relationship exists is because it takes the “magic” of energy … Continue reading

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The March to War With Iran

From Zero Hedge, nine months ago: On Tuesday an Israeli television channel aired leaked video footage it obtained exclusively showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boasting that he had personally convinced President Trump to abandon the Iran nuclear deal. The statements were made at … Continue reading

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Dmitry Orlov on Hegemon

From Dmitry Orlov: Iran wouldn’t actually have to do anything kinetic; it would suffice for it to threaten to attack some oil tankers for their insurance coverage to be voided, preventing them from loading cargo or setting sail. That would block deliveries … Continue reading

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Dmitry Orlov on Ukraine

From Dmitry Orlov at The Saker: Just as the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), Ukraine had reached its peak of economic and social development just as the USSR was about to collapse, and it has been degenerating and losing population ever … Continue reading

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