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Monthly Archives: November 2014
Gazprom, a state-controlled energy giant, has a clear interest in preventing countries dependent on Russian natural gas from developing their own alternative supplies of energy, they say, preserving a lucrative market for itself — and a potent foreign policy tool … Continue reading
“Never provide unnecessary details.” That’s something that I always teach in my Operations Security (OPSEC) classes. I’s a pretty self-explanatory statement, and it should be easy to follow. But today I read an article on Mother Jones, the infamously leftist … Continue reading
Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected proposals on Sunday that would have forced the central bank to buy huge amounts of gold and imposed strict curbs on immigration, in what is seen as a result strengthening Swiss ties with the European Union. … Continue reading
Every year, it has been my tradition to write an article about the mini-riots that erupt in retail stores all around the country on Black Friday. This year things were a bit calmer because so many stores opened up on … Continue reading
The World Health Organization said that almost 7,000 people have died of Ebola in west Africa, adding a further 1,200 to a toll from two days earlier, Agence France-Presse reported. Of the 16,169 people who contracted the disease, 6,928 died … Continue reading
With appreciation to Mike Myers.
I anticipate that some people will react rather badly to having their country compared to the USSR. I would like to assure you that the Soviet people would have reacted similarly, had the United States collapsed first. Feelings aside, here … Continue reading
Asking, “who will build the roads, without government?”, is like asking, “who will pick the cotton, when we free the slaves?”. But who will build the roads?
Forget the Xboxes, iPhones and Tickle Me Elmos — Americans were really going crazy for guns this Black Friday, in record-setting numbers. The typical Black Friday boom in gun sales doubles the number of background checks handled by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal … Continue reading
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (AP Photo) The Daily Treasury Statement that was released Wednesday afternoon as Americans were preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving revealed that the U.S. Treasury has been forced to issue $1,040,965,000,000 in new debt since fiscal 2015 started … Continue reading
People angered at the killing of Michael Brown have stormed several shops on Black Friday in a new tactic to make their voices heard. Several dozen people took to a Walmart store in Missouri calling for justice over the teenagers … Continue reading
Despite tumbling prices — the lowest since 2010 — the cartel surprised the energy industry by deciding to keep pumping oil at current levels. One motivation is to squeeze higher-cost producers in North America, including the booming U.S. shale industry … Continue reading