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Monthly Archives: February 2018

The German Military Is Woefully Unprepared For Action

Germany has attempted to modernize its military in recent years, introducing new types of equipment such as the NH-90 helicopter and the A400M transport aircraft. However, as Statista’s Niall McCarthy reports, despite the new and more modern hardware, a report has revealed that less than half of German military assets are operational. You will find more infographics at Statista […]

The Mystery Of The Russian Planes That Never Were

Authored by Paul Rogers via OpenDemocracy.net, Most analysts blame Vladimir Putin’s aggressive political stance for the renewed hostility between Russia and the western states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). The deteriorating relationship has been evident for a decade and more. The fallout from Moscow’s interventions in Georgia / South Ossetia (2008), Ukraine / […]

State Department Committs $40 Million For “Information Wars”

The Pentagon will allocate $40 million into an inter-agency unit housed at the State Department to counter online propaganda and disinformation campaigns conducted by foreign nations, in an effort to respond “aggressively” to attacks.  The program was announced by the State Department this week in conjunction with the US Department of Defense, which will allocate the funds to […]

Gun Rights And Mental Health Restrictions: A Slippery Slope

Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com, In the wake of the Parkland shooting, as in the wake of any mass shooting, there has been a scramble by various political groups to place blame for the violence. Everyone is looking for the source of the evil that causes these events, to little avail. In most cases, […]

Economists’ Latest Leading Recessionary Indicator: Sex

When it comes to unorthodox indicators of the business cycle – especially when the business cycle is the second longest in history such as this one – economists have always had creative ways of “calculating” where in the cycle we are at any given moment. Starting in the 1926s, economist George Taylor came up with […]

Browbeaten Sessions Dines With Rosenstein After Spat With Trump

After a day of taking heat from the President over a “disgraceful” investigation into FISA abuse, Attorney General Jeff Sessions grabbed dinner Wednesday night with his deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and the Solicitor General, Noel Francisco. ​​​​​photo: Axios Sessions and Rosenstein have finished their dinner pic.twitter.com/fDSIwvh6RM — Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) March 1, 2018 While […]

All Guns, No Butter: Military Contractors As The New Welfare Queens

What company gets the most money from the U.S. government? The answer, via Tom Engelhardt’s TomDispatch.com: the weapons maker Lockheed Martin. As the Washington Post recently reported, of its $51 billion in sales in 2017, Lockheed took in $35.2 billion from the government, or close to what the Trump administration is proposing for the 2019 State Department budget. […]

Viktor Orbán’s "Hungary First" Speech, 2078

The South Side Is Turning Against Obama

In one of “The Dark Knight”‘s most memorable scenes, disgraced Gotham City district attorney Harvey Dent proclaims that “you either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” Former President Barack Obama can probably empathize with those words right about now. As Politico Magazine reports, Obama’s building of his presidential […]

Our Fragmented Labor Markets Defy Outdated Conventions

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, There are hundreds of extraordinarily diverse labor markets in the U.S. economy, and it takes a much more granulated approach to make any sense of this highly fragmented and dynamic marketplace. Conventional economists/media pundits typically view the labor market as monolithic, i.e. as one unified market. The […]