"Comforting to see that a notorious war criminal is not only “good humored,” but also a “scholar” at an American think tank after destroying Iraq and creating ISIS. But hey, that’s how the American Empire rolls."
"...these are the most dangerous times in the existence of an empire. The waning days. The downward slope. The swans that will pop up in that are definitely black; there’s no predicting those graceful beauties..."
Apple supplier Dialog Semiconductor's shares crashed as much as 35%, the most in more than 16 years, tumbling after an analyst warned that Apple Inc. probably will cut back on the use of the company’s power-management chips.
What a difference a year makes: not that long after Apple was considering the acquisition of Imagination Technologies, overnight the shares of the UK-based chip designer imploded, crashing as much as 69% after the company announced Apple - its largest customer which accounts for half of its revenue - will stop using its intellectual property in new products.
It’s hard to overstate how much the petrodollar system benefits the US dollar. It’s allowed the US government and many Americans to live beyond their means for decades. And it’s the reason the media and political elite give the Saudis special treatment...
"... a mathematician thinks in numbers, a lawyer in laws, and an idiot thinks in words. These words don’t amount to anything. I think you have to draw the conclusion that there is a global riot against pseudo-experts... It has nothing to do with fascism. It has to do with the faux-experts problem and a world with too many experts."