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A deadly trend may be emerging as Japan moves to severely restrict public access to information related to "state" activities. Holding decisive advantage in their legislative body, the Abe government has introduced bills that will clamp very severe restrictions on legislators, journalists, and ordinary citizens. As revelations continue to unfold on world wide spy activities, this move by Japan may be a reflection from the "spiritus mundi" of a new and perhaps monstrous age where…
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Facilitating immigration has been one of the main pillars of the European Union, however its local acceptance has been less than universal. If jobs were considered in a vacuum, opening borders might be much less problematic, however social support structures vary widely between member countries and thus attract or repel prospective workers. The Following excerpts will illuminate the problem. It is significant and growing. Since the current state enabled immigration has so many nasty hooks,…
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How tempting it must have been for a person to inform the "authorities" when one of his neiighbors was 'acting suspiciously" or came home with a new car one Saturday around noon. We now know that those odious Russians, Germans and yes, even our dry humored UK brethren have a sordid history of ratting one another out for both real and imagined offenses. We opine that most readers are not aware that the geheime stats polizei…
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We have seen how rapidly the facade of Mursi's government fractured, and how the military moved decisively to remove many Muslim Brotherhood (MB) functionaries. What we cannot discount for the long term, however, is that Egypt is surrounded by MB supporters and sympathizers. These come in the form of the present Turkish government as well as elements within Syria and Iraq. The reader must bear in mind that the MB is a robust pan-Arab organization…
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Words fail us as we behold the spectacle of American "negotiators" about to feign substantive discussions with Taliban leadership. In declaring victory, even as they begin to pack their bags, representatives of the US administration have de-facto admitted defeat. What the US now wants is for the Taliban to quit killing Americans until they can pack everything (of value) and board the last bus out of the neighborhood. Only the most naive in Washington could…
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Drones seem to be immensely popular with governments, and increasingly less so with those whom they are designed to observe. It appears to our analysts that for all their apparent prominence, Germany is slipping into a dark chaotic place. Several areas around Berlin are no-go for police unless they move in platoon sized units, the oft heralded program to dismantle nuclear reactors (for safety purposes we are told) has been stalled for years with no…
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As Greece wallows in deepening misery, we note that the government issued a special executive order requiring teachers to work on the day a general strike was planned. This may be a test case undertaken by the government t see if the work force can be thus managed. This news item is important as an example of how governments can suppress protest by fragmenting opposition. Greece can no longer control its own borders despite construction…
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Tunisia's secular government was a casualty of “Arab Spring”, and it appears that local Imams have taken their proselytizing to public venues such as the streets in front of schools and businesses, and even on the bus. We are still researching the method and extent of these activities, but would say that in general be support the right of people everywhere to share religious beliefs so long as they do not force their views on…
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It appears that “Golden Dawn” will be regrouping now that their attempt to hand out Easter food to “Greeks only” has been derailed. Fascist political leanings notwithstanding, it appears that these nationalists are now on the negative end of public opinion for the time being at least. But the Greek tragedy rolls onward, Promethius (the wounded Greek government) has apparently fended off the vulture one more time.     In taking an unequivocal stand against…
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