March 22nd, 2014
in Op Ed
by LEAP/Europe 2020, Leap2020.eu
When, in November 2013, Russia asked the EU for tripartite negotiations on the Ukraine’s free trade agreements with its two neighbours in order to find areas of common ground for all parties directly concerned (1), what was at stake was stability, integrity and independence for the Ukraine and that it should remain as the natural link between Europe and Russia.
by Surly1, Doomstead Diner
“It is Nixon himself who represents that dark, venal and incurably violent side of the American character that almost every country in the world has learned to fear and despise. . . He speaks for the Werewolf in us; the bully, the predatory shyster who turns into something unspeakable, full of claws and bleeding string-warts on nights when the moon comes too close…”
― Hunter S. Thompson
Nixon may be gone, but that “dark, venal and incurably violent side of the American character” still remains alive and well, and is currently driving American foreign-policy.
by Greg Canavan, Daily Reckoning
As the dust settles in the iron ore and copper markets let's take a step back and assess the damage.
Both metals are heavily involved in China's credit bubble. That is, traders, speculators and whoever else wanted in on the action would effectively 'monetize' their copper/iron ore holdings and then speculate with the proceeds.