Month: November 2011

Television

The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 7 – ‘Pretty Much Dead Already’ Review and Synopsis.

[Previously,¬†The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 6 – ‘Secrets’ Review and Synopsis]   Spoilers ahead.   The midseason finale is upon us and the group remains at the zombie ranch, though still blissfully unaware of the horror surrounding them. That is until Glen finally decides to make it known to everyone. Upon inspection, Shane verifies […]

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News

Explosion at Isfahan, Iran Possibly Related to Nuclear Weapons Program Sabotage.

One of the country’s oldest cities and host to a uranium enrichment facility, Isfahan, Iran, was rocked by an explosion yesterday and reports have indicated that the explosion occurred at military facilities in the city. Speculation has arisen that the attack was carried out as part of international actions against Iran’s nuclear program. Mehr News […]

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The Kuwaiti Parliament is Dissolved.

The cabinet and the prime minister Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah have submitted their resignations to the emir¬†Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah after revelations of corruption surfaced within the government once again. Six previous governments have collapsed due to similar reasons but this time the crowds are imitating the regional phenomenon of the Arab Spring and using […]

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Global Banking and the Mexican Cartel Problem.

A major hindrance for governments grappling with international drug trafficking is the very banking system that is the lifeblood of the world economy. Banks around the world either knowingly or unknowingly profit from drug trafficking. This has become a particularly acute issue in the international effort to stop the powerful Mexican drug cartels from moving […]

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Iran’s Defense Minister, Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi, Promises Thousands of Missiles in Response to Israeli Attack.

The Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi warned Israel that 150,000 missiles awaited its arrival should it dare to attack the Islamic republic. He also warned Israel that they would not survive war with Iran, reiterating the Ayatollah’s rhetoric from a few weeks ago. Vahidi also exhorted the United States to realize how mighty […]

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Elections in Egypt.

Egyptians are casting ballots for the first post-Mubarak parliamentary contests in a long awaited moment for Egypt’s revolutionary movement. Voters turned out in large numbers to vote for their candidates and proceedings went largely without incident with women and Coptic Christians reportedly arriving at polling stations in large numbers. This is the first of two […]

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Science & Technology

Denmark Begins Bold Renewable Energy Transition.

The Danish government has set a bold goal for its energy sector – to have all of its domestic energy supplied by renewable sources by the year 2050. These goals are expected to transfer over to Denmark’s six-month presidency of the European Union during which it is planning on pushing renewable energy goals for the […]

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China’s Privileged Class.

Jeremy Page’s article for the Wall Street Journal, “Children of the Revolution,” explores the emergent privileged class in China and the social tensions this brings forward in a nation with an average annual income of $3,300. The ‘little kings’ and privileged youth that are the children of the Cultural Revolution generation display a taste for […]

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Bigoted British Mum Arrested for Racist Rant on Croydon Tram.

A viral video of a British mother verbally abusing minority passengers on a London tram has resulted in her arrest by the British Transport Police who apprehended the woman on suspicion of committing a racially aggravated offense. The clip above shows the mum in question ranting in public to the other passengers on the tram. […]

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United Kingdom’s Foreign Office Warns Embassies of Potential Riots in Case of Euro Zone Collapse.

While the euro zone teeters on the brink, Britain’s bureaucrats in the Foreign Office are telling their operatives abroad about how to handle potential civil unrest in the event of the collapse of the euro. All of this is based upon events in Greece which has seen incidents of civil disorder increase following the chaos […]

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