zerohedge August 21, 2018

In any large set of data, there are bound to be some interesting outliers. Today’s data visualization comes to us from Reddit user /r/mythicquale and it shows the population growth of every country using data and projections from the United Nations population division. The graph is on a logarithmic scale, which ultimately groups together most growth rates […]

zerohedge August 21, 2018

Authored by former MI6 spy and EU diplomat Alastair Crooke via The Strategic Culture Foundation, James Jatras, a former US diplomat poses a highly pertinent question in his piece Lenin Updated: Firstly, he says, President Trump meets with President Putin and appears to make some progress in easing bilateral tensions. “Immediately all hell breaks loose: Trump is called a […]

zerohedge August 21, 2018

Via Middle East Eye, US forces will stay in Iraq “as long as needed” to help stabilise regions once controlled by the Islamic State (IS) group, a spokesman for the US-led international coalition said on Sunday. “We’ll keep troops there as long as we think they’re needed … The main reason, after ISIS (IS) is […]

zerohedge August 20, 2018

After reeling from the sight of approximately 100 burning cars, frequent shootings, grenade attacks and sexual assaults, populism is rising in Sweden – as evidenced by the anti-immigration right-wing Sweden Democrats party surging in polls leading up to next month’s September 9 elections. Both the center-left and center-right parties have ruled out working with the […]

zerohedge August 20, 2018

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, Those were the days, during the Cold War 1960s and 1970s, when the earth was actually ruled by rock supergroups – from Cream and Led Zeppelin to Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends – and the post-truth […]

zerohedge August 20, 2018

North Korea has agreed to allow the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to conduct an on-site inspection of the country’s missile launches in order to ensure the safety of international flights from the country’s missile launches, reports the Japan Times, citing officials with the Montreal-based UN agency.  (Screenshot: Little Big “LollyBomb“) Inspections by the ICAO […]

zerohedge August 20, 2018

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Nothing is as permanent as we imagine – especially super-complex, super-costly, super-asymmetric and super-debt-dependent systems. Check which signs of Imperial decline you see around you: The hubris of an increasingly incestuous and out-of-touch leadership; dismaying extremes of wealth inequality; self-serving, avaricious Elites; rising dependency of the lower classes […]