Daily Archive: November 27, 2016

‘Know Your Limits!’ Erdogan Reminds EU Parliament Who’s In Charge of Turkey

The EU is in no position to dictate to Turkey when it comes to fighting terrorism, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said after EU lawmakers voted to call for halting membership talks with Ankara. On Thursday, the EU Parliament passed a non-binding motion urging a temporary halt to membership talks with Turkey, citing Ankara’s crackdown after July’s failed coup. European...

Smog-Sucking Towers in China Begin Creating Jewelry Out of Polluting Particles

Smog-sucking towers in the Chinese capital city have filtered 10 Beijing National Stadium’s worth of air and have removed billions of harmful PM2.5 particles out of the polluted atmosphere that millions of Chinese citizens are exposed to every day, according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection. The seven-meter tall towers constructed in The Netherlands have filtered 30 million cubic meters...

Foibles, Fables and Failures: The Financial Press and its Keepers

Introduction: US officialdom and their media megaphones have systematically concocted narratives having less to do with political reality and more with their hallucinogenic world view. Pre-election and post-election reportage weaves a tapestry of fiction and fantasy. We will discuss the most pernicious of these remarkable foibles and fables and their predictable failures. 1. The pundits, prestigious editorialists and ‘economists with...