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Key witness for US in Assange case recants testimony

This is big, but I doubt that it’s going to change anything for Assange really. The British judge proved the UK is in bed with the US to keep Assange locked up. There is no other explanation for the January … Continue reading

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Dear US-Americans, cut out the middlemen, would ya?

While all the — hopefully embarrassed — pundits and other experts, including the statisticians that produced such an epic fail with their forecasts, are weaning themselves to the notion of President Trump, the press coverage fails — yet again — … Continue reading

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Are you f-ing nuts, Washington Post?

So while the people in Eastern and Southeastern Ukraine insist on their right of self-determination – which the US is otherwise officially supporting whenever it benefits the pockets of big US corporations – and while they state that the referendum … Continue reading

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PewResearch: “Despite Concerns about Governance, Ukrainians Want to Remain One Country”

PewResearch published a report about a poll that was conducted before the events in Odessa last Friday. The so-called “pro-Russian separatists”, or as the interim government likes to put it “terrorists”, should perhaps be called “ethnic-Russian autonomists” instead? С днём … Continue reading

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“Meet The Hackers Who Sell Spies The Tools To Crack Your PC (And Get Paid Six-Figure Fees)”

Interesting article about Vupen to which a colleague pointed me (thanks, Anna 😉 ). I have problems with their business model on so many levels, but just two points: Their business is completely legal, although it may be immoral I … Continue reading

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The Icelandic deposit insurance

Yesterday I wrote about the veto of the Icelandic president concerning the reimbursement of IceSave depositors. After the Icelandic (and global) banksters privatized the profits, the societies of countries like Iceland are left with the – now socialized – losses. … Continue reading

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Plebiscite in Iceland

The decision of Icelandic president Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson to veto an updated resolution of the Alþingi to reimburse IceSave depositors has sparked a bit of a controversy here on Iceland. Strangely enough the majority of Icelanders I talked to would … Continue reading

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