War With Iran Was Planned Decades Ago

"What comes next will be a series of U.S. imposed redlines and demands, which Iran will eventually be said to violate, at which point the U.S. will escalate bigly..."

Too Good For Too Long...

"We humans tend to think linearly and comparatively. In other words, we usually assume the near future will look a lot like the recent past. And it does much of the time.. But other times it doesn't. And that's where the danger lies."

Trump And McConnell Make A "Truce Of Necessity" To Save Tax Reform

Inbetween firing off tweets and defending his decision to end cost-sharing payments to insurance companies, sending healthcare stocks sliding and eliciting accusations of sabotage, president Trump reportedly swallowed his pride and did something he’s been loath to do for months: he called Mitch McConnell.

Forget Catalonia, Flanders Is The Real Test Case Of EU Separatism!

"There is no place in Europe more symbolically significant than Belgium, and especially its jihadist dystopian capital of Brussels, so if the European power structures 'allow' Flanders to separate, then it’s all but certain that the rest of the bloc will feel the geopolitical reverberations within their own borders sooner than later..."

Amid Management Exodus, Tesla Fires Hundreds Of Workers

In an absurd demonstration of Musk's bizarre management style, the company said the mass terminations have "generally boosted worker morale", as high-performing employees have been rewarded; it was unclear what the up to 700 layoffs, pardon, exit events did to worker morale.

Harvey Weinstein Expelled From Motion Picture Academy

"What's at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society. The Board continues to work to establish ethical standards of conduct that all Academy members will be expected to exemplify."

US Reaper Drone Shot Down Over Afghanistan

In a rare, successful attack on one of the most advanced US offensive weapons, a US drone has reportedly been shot down over Afghanistan. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Voice of Jihad) reports that Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) said to be operated by the United States.

Fukushima Court Rules TEPCO, Government Liable Over 2011 Disaster

...a Japanese district court in Fukushima prefecture ruled this week that Tokyo Electric Power and the Japanese government were liable for damages totaling about 500 million yen ($4.44 million) in the largest class action lawsuit brought over the 2011 nuclear disaster...

China Is Threatening America's Unicorn Dominance

The United States is the undisputed capital of the unicorn - private companies worth more than $1 billion. This title though, is becoming more and more under threat, primarily from China...