World military spending resumes upward course

“The increase reflects continuing growth in Asia and Oceania, Central and Eastern Europe, and some Middle Eastern states. The decline in spending in the West is also leveling off. At the same time, spending decreased in Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Thus, the global military expenditure picture is mixed,” SIPRI said in an update on April 5.

LONDON: ‘Islamophobic’ dog attacks Muslim-looking woman because he “doesn’t like Muslims”

My comment is awaiting moderation but this was it …

I will pay her fine I will buy her dog

I am an #Infidel.
ALL #muslims are #terrorists #islam is evil

SYRIAN MAN says: “You Europeans are really dumb, you are welcoming our trash into your countries”

“The Muslim jihadists you are letting in already are killing your people and they will continue to kill more. You Europeans will pay for your stupidity, or your children will. These Muslims will stay until they cut the heads off every last one of you.”

Nagorno-Karabakh: The April Fool’s War

Already in possession of the disputed territory, the Nagorno-Karabakhians had nothing to gain by restarting the fighting — and it seems more than coincidental that fresh hostilities commenced immediately upon Kerry’s rather absurd pronouncement.

Boomer Retirement Meme is a Big Lie

As the labor participation rate and employment to population ratio linger near three decade lows, the mouthpieces for the establishment continue to perpetuate the Big Lie this is solely due to the retirement of Boomers. It’s their storyline and they’ll stick to it, no matter what the facts show to be the truth. Even CNBC lackeys, government apparatchiks, and Ivy League educated Keynesian economists should be able to admit that people between the ages of 25 and 54 should be working, unless they are home raising children.

The selective revelations of the Panama Papers

When I worked as a newspaper reporter, I sometimes had tips or leaks from people with ulterior motives. That didn’t deter me so long as the tips or leaks led to true information. I was aware, though, that what I was being steered to see might not be the whole story, and that it was important to think about whose axe was being ground.

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Trillions of dollars—an enormous fraction ofthe world’s wealth—is concealed insecret accounts outside the jurisdiction of thenations of which the owners are citizensIt is invisible and inaccessible to criminal investigators, tax collectors, bill collectors and divorcing spouses.

Now the world has a glimpse of some of those secret accounts, thanks to a leak of documents from a Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, to a German daily newspaper, Sueddeutsche Zeitung.  Mossack Fonseca specializes in registering corporations in tax havens.  The leaked documents had information on more than 214,000 companies and 140 world leaders.

The staff of Sueddeutsche Zeitung and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists spent a year sifting through the leaked documents, and shared their information with other news organizations.


Interestingly few if any of the leaked documents implicated Americans or American corporations.  Maybe Americans don’t happen to use Mossack Fonseca to register their…

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