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Monthly Archives: March 2015

NarcoNews: CIA Veteran Sees Big Hole in Sterling Espionage Conviction / By Bill Conroy / March 31, 2015 Retired Counterintelligence Officer Claims Intelligence Agency’s Office of Security Dropped the Ball A former CIA spy manager is raising a serious question about the way the intelligence agency handled the national-security risk raised in the case of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer who was recently convicted on […]

Western Democracy Or Tyrannical Dictatorship? You Decide / by Tyler Durden on 03/31/2015 18:30 Between protracted violence in Iraq, the bloody civil war in Syria, continued instability in Libya, and most recently, the collapse of the Yemeni government and subsequent Saudi-led military incursion, one might be able to make a compelling case for the notion that the Middle East was better off […]

How the West Invented Individualism / Roger McKinney / MARCH 31, 2015 Inventing the Individual, by Larry Siedentop, Belknap Press, 2014 I lived in Morocco a few decades ago and needed some furniture for our apartment. A college student I had befriended, Hamid, offered to take my cash and negotiate with the dealer for me while I drank coffee in a nearby […]

Federal Judge Denies FOIA Request for Secret CIA Document / The Hill / March 31st, 2015 District Court Judge James Boasberg ruled against a journalist on Tuesday who had tried to uncover the classified documents — known as the Panetta Review, because they was completed under orders from former agency Director Leon Panetta — under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The CIA had used “sound” reasoning in keeping […]

A World Without The Welfare State

Submitted Richard M. Ebeling via The Cobden Centre, We live in an era in which few can even conceive of a world without the welfare state. Who would care for the old? How would people provide for their medical needs? What would happen to the disadvantaged and needy that fell upon hard times? In fact, […]

Money Printing Deja Vu – German Inflation Is Surging (Again) / by Tyler Durden on 03/31/2015 17:40  Weidmann had warned us about this…a new index, created by Handelsblatt, measuring the inflation of asset prices in Germany confirms the suspicion many have held – while German CPI stagnates (printing modestly hotter than expected today, driven by continued rises in higher gasoline prices and food prices), […]

The Next-Generation Weapons That Russia Will Use Against The United States In World War III / By Michael Snyder on March 30th, 2015 The Russian military is in the midst of a sweeping modernization program, and it is currently developing some incredibly impressive offensive and defensive next-generation weapons that are designed to be used in a future war with the United States.  The key to winning World War III will […]

If It Ain’t Broken, Don’t Fix It: Religious Freedom Act Take II / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / March 31, 2015 Religious Freedom Act Take II I received a number of emails in response to Indiana Legalizes Discrimination on Grounds of “Religious Freedom”. The bill, signed by Indiana Governor Mike Pence openly encourages discrimination based on sexual preference although Pence incredulously denies that claim. Pence now recognizes the need […]

Why Weeks After The ECB QE Started Many Are Already Calling For Its Taper / by Tyler Durden on 03/31/2015 17:15 Two days into Mario Draghi’s PSPP we noted that talk of a “taper tantrum” had already begun. Essentially, Citi looked at what it would mean for supply if the ECB lifted the issue cap to 50% on non-CAC bonds and expanded the list of eligible SSAs. Their conclusion: […]

China Builds $6 Million Bridge To Nowhere

As Beijing gets set to expand its global footprint via the launch of multinational institutions like the AIIB which are aimed squarely at disrupting the post-World War II economic order and shaking up a system that’s been underpinned by the notion of dollar hegemony for decades, it’s important that China keep up the momentum when […]