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Marx, Orwell, And State-Cartel Socialism

"Socialism" is simply another flavor of state-cartel capitalism; Orwell would be proud of all the simulacrum self-serving "socialists" who have managed to enrich themselves at the expense of those actually producing goods and services.

Norwegian Police Fear Rising "Threat Of Jihad From Islamist Immigration"

Repeatedly, Western societies seem "surprised" by their own willful blindness when it comes to Islam. In the case of Norway, the Police Security Service has laid out clearly the dangers of radicalization and the extant risks of jihadist terror against Norway. But is anybody listening?

Sweden Truck Terrorist Arrested; Bomb Found Inside Truck

Swedish police have arrested the man they accuse of plowing a hijacked beer delivery truck into a crowd in central Stockholm on Friday, killing four people and wounding more than a dozen in what they called a terror crime. The arrested suspect comes from Uzbekistan and is 39 years old, investigators said at a press conference.

Saudi Arabia Vs. Russia: The Next Oil Price War

International oil markets could be heading towards a new war, as leading OPEC and non-OPEC producers are vying for increased stakes.  Until 2015, Russian oil supplies had been dominating European markets, as most OPEC producers had no interest in European demand. Due to new players entering Asian markets, and the lower demand in the U.S., the Oil Kingdom is now looking for a confrontation.

Frontrunning: April 7

  • U.S. fires missiles at Assad airbase; Russia denounces 'aggression' (Reuters)
  • Congress Supports the Airstrikes, Debates What Happens Next (WSJ)
  • Trump’s Syria Strike Sends Not-So-Subtle Warning to U.S. Rivals (BBG)
  • Russia Halts Cooperation With U.S. on Syrian Air Operations (WSJ)
  • Syria Says Strike Kills Five, Damages Air Base (WSJ)

Americans' Self-Contradictory Views Of Socialized Healthcare

Majorities want single-payer, but not from the government...  Lots of other countries are more corrupt in the pettier forms of corruption such as bribery, but perhaps few match America’s higher-level, and far more complex, systemic corruption.

Visualizing The World's Deepest Oil Well

In the world’s deepest gold mine, workers will venture 2.5 miles (4 km) below the Earth’s surface to extract from a 30-inch (0.8m) wide vein of gold-rich ore. While these depths are impressive, mining is limited by the frailty of the human body. The world’s deepest oil well, known as Z-44 Chayvo, goes over 40,000 ft (12 km) into the ground – equal to 15 Burj Khalifas (the tallest skyscraper) stacked on top of each other

Russia Warns Norway Over Missile Defense Plans

Norway's possible accession to NATO's missile shield "will be a new factor that will be considered in our strategic planning as the emergence of an additional problem in the Arctic region."

Apple Launches Red iPhone 7, Introduces New iPad

As previewed last week, moments ago Apple has introduced a 9.7-inch iPad with Retina display, starting at $329. Today AAPL also announces red edition of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to mark more than 10 years of partnership between Apple and HIV/AIDS charity.

Visualizing The World's Extreme Population Density

Bangladesh and three provinces in India, which are highlighted in red, take up just 160,000 sq. mi – that’s smaller than California. Together they hold more population than all of the blue territories on the map.