World War I, 100 Hundred Years Ago: Start of the Third Battle of Ypres, or Battle of Passchendaele

The British supremo, General Haig, thought he could take advantage of the troubles experienced by the French to try once again to achieve a decisive breakthrough of the German lines. This time he planned an offensive in the vicinity of Ypres, in the infamous Flanders’ Fields. Battles had already been fought there in the fall …

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“Muslim Rape Army of Murmansk”: Fake News, or Just Bullshit?

The Brawl that Wasn’t A lie can travel halfway round the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.  Mark Twain Sometime a bit over a year ago, I came across an article describing a big brawl that occurred in, of all places, Murmansk, way north in Russia. The story, in the Daily Caller, by one Jacob Boesson, …

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What Role has Israel Played in the Refugee Crisis?

Europe has been content to blame its current societal and economic decline on malfeasant leaders like EU Jean-Claude Juncker, German Chancellor Angela Merkel or France’s ex-president François Hollande. If the people of Europe only knew the real actors behind, Israel would not be unscathed in this whole Arab Spring charade. Yes, Europe has the Israelis …

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Watching You While You Browse: How the CIA has been Hacking Your Router

Wi-Fi routers typically sit in dusty corners of homes and offices, quietly transmitting internet accessibility to computers, tablets and phones in its immediate vicinity. However, these unpretentious devices are a goldmine for hackers – and were specifically targeted by the US Central Intelligence Agency, the latest Wikileaks release has revealed. The release is the latest …

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Trump to Germany: Go Jump in the Rhine

Germany: ‘bad, very bad.’ Trump tweet. France’s brainy new president, Emmanuel Macron, said it was too bad that Donald Trump was not part of the Enlightenment.  Few Americans would have understood what he meant but Europeans certainly did. The Enlightenment was the glorious epoch in the mid-1700 and 1800’s that gave birth to modern science, …

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Funding Corruption: Why the World is ‘Better Off’ Without Western Aid and NGOs

Around the world, Western aid is failing to fulfil its stated objectives. Nowhere is this more flagrant than Haiti, where despite billions flowing in to the ravaged country, little progress has been made since the 2010 earthquake. A former UN development expert has suggested the country – and others – may well fare better without. …

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