1. Canada has this bizarre extra-tax system to enable the Federal Govt to hand out so-called "equalization payments."  The whole idea originally was to give...
      


  2. Attention! Symbiosis of neo-nazi and neo-stalinists took power in Russia. The russian authorities are sponsores all European neo-nazis to destabilize Europe


  3. The recent discovery of what could be the largest oil reserves for Bahrain will have important geopolitical implications for not just the tiny sheikhdom,...
      


  4. A new little ice age has started. Is it really spring? 4th nor'easter in 3 weeks closes schools, delays flights.... A day after the...
      


  5. U.S. Senate drafting bill to sanction Nord Stream 2. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) are drafting a bill that would target Nord Stream 2...
      


  6. Turkey has put Qatar in the corner effectively saying Qatar's regime is a puppet of Turkey. Qatar's regime has three options: concede to Turkey...
      


  7. With Venezuela in the mire I would have thought that the oil price might rise, but it is as steady as a rock, or even...


  8. In yet another stunning defeat of Canada's Liberal Party, this time in Premier Justin Trudeau's own home province of French-speaking Quebec, the governing Liberals...
      


  9.   PART II   How probable is a recession this year or next? The renowned David Rosenberg, who was one of the handful of economists to...
      


  10. Donald Trump SNUBS Theresa May for second time - but WILL meet Merkel and Macron Oh, no! Whatever are we going to do now?
      


  11. So, the man is either clinically insane, which would explain this anti-rational move, or he is working for Israel, which would provide a rational...
      


  12. Don't expect any good news next week when the IMF holds its annual meeting and releases its latest World Economic Outlook report due on...
      


  13. South Korea apparently seized a ship illegally transferring oil to North Korea, and it was a Hong Kong-registered ship ... 
      


  14. Some of the European Union countries said they may follow the U.K.’s lead in expelling Moscow’s diplomats. At a summit in Brussels, the 28...
      


  15. Kim Jong Un has met the Chinese leaders twice in recent months. Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will meet(probably) next month to negotiate...
      


  16. It's been a while since I've been on the forum, but nice to be back and see so many new .... faces. So here...
      


  17. Vice President Pence accuses China of meddling in US "Pence said Beijing's actions add up to a simple message: "China wants a different American president." Vice...
      


  18. I was trying to understand the Ukrainian story as it was all over the news, but there was only partisanship blabber so here is...


  19. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-09-03/us-military-surrounding-venezuela-new-deployment-guyana https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essequibo_River
      


  20. The Oil Crescent has apparently passed into the hands of the eastern government, which is interesting, given that two years ago the LNA was happy...
      


  21. https://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1335248 The settlement this week between TSMC and GlobalFoundries appears to be a David vs. Goliath victory with the smaller US foundry gaining access to...
      


  22. After taking a quick look at the EV and hybrid vehicle numbers available on the internet (you can check for your own edification if...
      


  23. https://medium.com/@globaloilrisks/political-risks-arise-in-venezuela-after-maduro-reelection-4aec40186202 Feel free to read my recent post on Maduro reelection in Medium. 
      


  24. Economic growth in the eurozone cooled in the first quarter to the weakest pace since mid-2016, according to figures released on Thursday that confirm...
      


  25. As we wait for the NDA to pick a target, there's a new gang in town, calling themselves Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators and threatening to...
      


  26. I see the reforms are going well. Egyptian man was arrested because a colleague fed him some bread. In the office. She's almost completely covered...
      


  27. The list will be made public Monday but a source has spilled: it includes India, South Korea, and japan. Negotiations with China still ongoing....
      


  28. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/27/trump-warns-brexit-agreement-could-threaten-future-us-uk-trade-deal.html


  29. A company run by former Israeli spies reportedly tried to influence a local US election — and courted Trump's campaign For the life of me...
      


  30. A must-read: the culmination of an AP investigation, the most interesting part being the run-up to the Saudi-led blockade on Qatar (for those of...