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For centuries, Britain and Spain have quarreled for a rock at the southern tip of the Iberian peninsula. After the Brexit, this row has sparked up with new force. We've even heard mentions of the word "war". So how real is this prospect?

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/triumph-in-the-falkland-islands-evoked-as-britain-threatens-war-against-spain-to-keep-gibraltar
War drums are beating...
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While I'm certainly somewhere around the bottom of the list of people you might be referring to if you were looking for a pro-Russian supporter, I can't help but ask the following question. How many of those who were so quick to put the French flag on their profiles in the social networks in the wake of the terror attacks there, have now done the same with the Russian flag? Hell, how many even paid attention to what happened in St.Petersburg the other day?

No European landmarks were illuminated for the St Petersburg victims

Hypocrisy and double standard much?...
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Last time this was mentioned more than 3 years ago. And now it's becoming even more topical. I'm talking about the new gas (and possibly also oil) discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean, which could explain a lot about the ongoing geopolitical shifts in that region. ...
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Donald Trump says Germany owes US and Nato 'vast sums of money' for defence

What a pile of utter bullshit. Especially given the fact that 90% of all NATO actions in the Middle East and elsewhere around the world have been in direct defense of US interests (oil, gas, gold, trade routes and markets, disobedient foreign leaders, etc etc). So who owes what to whom, actually?...
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As I wrote a while ago, Finland has started a bold experiment: they'll be granting 2000 random unemployed Finnish people with a guaranteed minimum income until the end of 2018 (the monthly amount has been set at 560 euro now). So what are the results as of today, a couple months later? Let's see.

The experiment...
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After the terrible events #lastnightinSweden, IKEA have sold out of this:


As for the terrible event in Sweden?...

Schlup!

Feb. 6th, 2017 11:12 am
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Funny how everyone hated the TPP, but now it's straight from Jesus since Trump killed it and they are suddenly finding how good it was. The destruction of protective laws, the environment, and worker's rights by corporations and other talking points are now totally forgotten, eh?

Which is not to say that Trump isn't being typically stupid...
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