Month: December 2018

zerohedge December 31, 2018

Authored by Tim Black via Spiked-Online.com, In 2018, there were few things Western elites didn’t blame on Russia… Over the summer, Sweden’s defence commission warned that ‘a larger European conflict could start with an attack on Sweden’. Politicians and military planners clearly agreed – in June, 22,000 Swedish volunteer soldiers were called up for the largest surprise […]

zerohedge December 31, 2018

Authored by Michel Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, Was 2018 everything that you expected it to be?  Every year contains surprises, but 2018 truly turned out to be a year that we will never forget.  Over the past 12 months we witnessed great political shaking, Wall Street experienced the worst downturn that we have […]

zerohedge December 31, 2018

Facebook’s thousands of moderators have been relying on outdated, inaccurate and biased “maze of PowerPoint slides” to police global political speech, according to a trove of 1,400 internal documents obtained by the New York Times.  Moderators say they often rely on Google Translate to read posts, while facing pressure to make decisions on acceptable content within […]

zerohedge December 31, 2018

Authored by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners, All better now. It’s a Christmas miracle, the plunge erased by market closure as if FDR had just been re-elected and taken the oath. The Dow is on everyone’s mind, so trading on December 26 has understandably stuck. Stocks posted their best day in nearly a decade on […]

zerohedge December 31, 2018

Submitted by Uzay Bulut American Pastor Andrew Brunson and American-Canadian evangelist David Byle are among many Christian clerics who have fallen victim to Turkey’s aversion to Christianity. According to Claire Evans, regional manager of the organization International Christian Concern, “Turkey is making it increasingly clear that there is no room for Christianity, even though the […]

zerohedge December 31, 2018

As the Yellow Vest demonstrations lose steam as the movement enters its seventh week, French President Emmanuel Macron is offering still more concessions to the demonstrators as he attempts to revive his moribund approval rating, which has sunk to just above 20%. After his government promised tax cuts that will blow out the French budget […]

zerohedge December 31, 2018

Authored by Andrew Sullivan via New York Mag’s Intelligencer, The question before us is a relatively simple one: What would be the criteria for removing our remaining troops from the Iraqi, Syrian, and more general Middle Eastern conflicts? Or, for that matter, from Afghanistan, where we have been trapped for more than 17 long years […]

zerohedge December 31, 2018

The cryptocurrency mania that drove the price of a bitcoin to $20,000 last year has come and gone, leaving a legion of deeply disappointed marginal buyers in its wake. But anybody who still believes in the long-term promise of crypto – and is looking to pick up some coins on the cheap – should try […]

zerohedge December 31, 2018

A Swiss national who follows an “extremist ideology” has been arrested in connection with the murder of two Scandinavian women on Morocco – one of whom was beheaded in a graphic film.  The arrested individual is also suspected of “involvement in recruiting Moroccan and sub-Saharan nationals to carry out terrorist plots in Morocco against foreign […]

zerohedge December 31, 2018

Submitted by Amir Taheri of the Gatestone Institute As the year 2018 draws to a close, what are the trends that it highlighted in political life? The first trend represents a growing global disaffection with international organizations to the benefit of the traditional nation-state. Supporters of the status quo regard that trend as an upsurge […]