December 1st, 2016 | T. Carter
August 1st, 2016 | D. Stone
Leading up to the the most bizarre and unsuccessful coup attempt in Turkey's history, Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been choking out the civil liberties of his citizens, punishing journalists and threatening the country's top constitutional court. Erdogan has taken Turkey further from secularism and closer to Islamic theocracy, which is claimed to be one of the reasons behind the attempted coup. He somehow convinced Germany to punish a writer for reciting a negative poem and has imprisoned journalists in his own country for their negative criticisms of his increasingly authoritarian rule. It is suspiciously obvious that the recent failed coup attempt has given Erdogan the excuse to stamp out opponents within the Turkish military, Turkish courts, Turkish media and even Turkish schools. Despite his slow movement toward Islamic autocracy, the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton have encouraged Erdogan's continued reign over all branches of the Turkish government.
February 1st, 2016 | D. Stone
The most disgraceful aspect of
Germany's migrant influx is the country's EASY system. The EASY
system is supposed to distribute migrants and register them in a
timely, efficient manner. Unfortunately, this system has allowed
600,000 migrants to vanish and become unaccounted for. With Angela
Merkel's mad rush to relish in white guilt and erase Germany's
horrific past by opening her country's borders, all important
tracking measures and vetting practices have collapsed. If the horrific nature of Merkel's
disgraceful leadership wasn't enough to make Germans hot around the
collar, a group of migrants added irony to the whole situation last
month by filing a lawsuit against the German government.
April 1st, 2015 | R. Rados
The Nixon administration accomplished two very important things that have allowed the United States to exercise control in the Middle East and around the world. First, Nixon made the USD a floating fiat currency, meaning it could no longer be converted into gold and vice versa. Second, he created a new partnership with Saudi Arabia in which the Saudis agreed to sell their oil on the global market in US dollars. Today, all oil is bought and sold only in US dollars. This essentially means that the USD went from being backed by gold to being backed by oil. Furthermore, the US-Saudi Arabian Joint Commission allows (or requires) Saudi Arabia to invest its excess petrodollars into US securities and trusts. Many other OPEC countries have since recycled their own excess US petrodollars by investing them into US, European and Arab banks and securities.
October 1st, 2014 | R.Rados
West Africa is more densely populated now than it was during the first Ebola outbreak in 1976. Roads, economic advancements and sprawling communities have changed the region significantly and contributed to the spread of Ebola. To top it off, cynicism and paranoia have fuelled dangerous incidents in which infected family members have been kidnapped and some have fled treatment over fears of a conspiracy. In one case, armed men raided an Ebola treatment centre in Liberia. While all of this was taking place, researchers in North America and Europe were working on experimental vaccines and cures.