Another reason why Belize should be paying attention to what is going on in Greece and start to make changes before we get to the same place. The truth about the never-ending financial crisis & the cult of extreme austerity Greece’s financial nightmare has lasted five years now. There’s no sign of real relief—for a very specific reason For someone who writes about economics, the situation in Greece offers two enticing elements: the ability to spin out moments of high drama, and the probability it will endlessly repeat forever. We’ve experienced five years (really, here’s one of my first […]
By Timothy Sawa, CBC News Posted: Oct 09, 2014 5:00 AM ET The Canadian businessman wanted as part of a giant U.S. investigation involving stock fraud, tax evasion and money laundering in Belize says in an email to CBC News that he wants to tell his “full true story … that will shock the world.” Jim Can has a controversial past in Canada, including allegations he was involved in the kidnapping of a Calgary businessman who was held at gunpoint by two associates of the Hells Angels, CBC News reported Thursday. Can faces several charges in the U.S. following a two-year undercover investigation by the […]
By George Friedman The idea of Scottish independence has moved from the implausible to the very possible. Whether or not it actually happens, the idea that the union of England and Scotland, which has existed for more than 300 years, could be dissolved has enormous implications in its own right, and significant implications for Europe and even for global stability. The United Kingdom was the center of gravity of the international system from the end of the Napoleonic Wars until World War II. It crafted an imperial structure that shaped not only the international system but also the internal political […]
Seeing how the International Financial market has led nations to be on one knee and some with seemingly no hopes of getting back on their own two feet; Greece stands out today as THE example of what NOT to do to get yourself out of the hole you were thrown into. Open you browser and search for Greece and it’s financial woes and you will understand.. A bit ago we posted What happens when a country Defaults on their Foreign Debt or gets a Bailout to avoid Foreclosure? and ‘Meddlers’ upset Greek sell-offs both articles describe the dire situation in […]
George Orwell’s novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love. Written in 1948, it was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while the year 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions. A legacy […]
EXPOSED: Horrific cruelty at Palmex, Inc., a foie gras factory farm outside Montréal, where ducks are crammed in metal cages, virtually unable to move, & have pipes shoved down their throats twice a day to pump grain into their stomachs. Pipes are shoved down the birds’ throats, and up to 4 pounds of grain and fat are pumped into their stomachs two or three times a day. The birds’ livers become diseased and swell to up to 10 times their normal size. Some ducks’ organs burst. Ducks can choke to death after workers ram the metal tubes down their throats. […]
Don’t let the title fool you. This video is actually about how government-run schooling contributed to the rise of socialism, imperialism and eventually fascism in Germany between the 1890s and 1940s. Critical Thinking Question: In school we are led to believe that we are all living in an ideal vision of what society should be… But whose vision is it? And what were their ideals?
By BARRY HATTON | Associated Press LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Foreign inspectors faced a dilemma as they began assessing Portugal’s compliance with the terms of its financial bailout agreement Tuesday. Portugal has broadly abided by its commitments to slash spending and reform the economy in return for last year’s €78 billion ($98 billion) rescue. But falling tax revenue due to a recession means Portugal is likely to miss its budget deficit target of 4.5 percent this year. That means the bailout lenders may have to grant Portugal more time to meet its deficit goal — a concession they are hesitant […]