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 Today we publish an interview with Mr. Mike P. McKeever, the head of the Institute of Economic Policy Analysis (MIEPA), who looks for truth in economic studies.

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24 June 2010 @ 02:37 pm

American discussions about what causes Terrorists to do what they do are typically conducted by ignoring the Terrorist's explanation for why he does what he does.  Yesterday, Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty in a New York federal court to attempting to detonate a car bomb in Times Square, and this Pakistani-American Muslim explained why he transformed from a financial analyst living a law-abiding, middle-class American life into a Terrorist:

If the United States does not get out of Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries controlled by Muslims, he said, "we will be attacking U.S.," adding that Americans "only care about their people, but they don't care about the people elsewhere in the world when they die" . . . .

As soon as he was taken into custody May 3 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, onboard a flight to Dubai, the Pakistani-born Shahzad told agents that he was motivated by opposition to U.S. policy in the Muslim world, officials said.

"One of the first things he said was, 'How would you feel if people attacked the United States? You are attacking a sovereign Pakistan'," said one law enforcement official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the interrogation reports are not public. "In the first two hours, he was talking about his desire to strike a blow against the United States for the cause." 

21 June 2010 @ 11:53 am

So the epic battle "Google versus China" is still on. But why is it exactly "Google against China" but not the "China against Google"? Because it was Google who came into China, not vice versa.


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15 June 2010 @ 12:19 pm
Valeriu Pasat is a former Moldovan spy chief who wants to increase the "fundamental" role of the Orthodox Church in the country while simultaneously bidding to become Moldova's new president. But Moldovans are asking who is actually promoting whom.

June 12, 2010
Alexandru Eftode
Spero News

“When Mr. Pasat puts his mind to something, nothing stops him until he gets the job done. And this is only the beginning.”

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Due to the catastrophe in the Mexican Gulf, the word on the streets is the "British Petroleum". We, however, are willing to continue our conversation not about the accident in the Mexican Gulf itself, but rather about the most curious moments of transnational capitalism history itself. While discussing the peculiarities of this system — once dubbed the "world of shadows that is occasionally lit by the beams of light" by a major Russian politician — we might be guided by the definition of such contemporary term as the "fractals".
11 June 2010 @ 04:04 pm