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Your Democracy Monday, January 30, 2023 - 05:27 Source

The RAND Corporation, a highly influential elite national security think tank funded directly by the Pentagon, has published a landmark report stating that prolonging the proxy war is actively harming the US and its allies and warning Washington that it should avoid “a protracted conflict” in Ukraine.

 

By Felix Livshitz

 

What are the US' interests in Ukraine

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MacroBusiness Monday, January 30, 2023 - 00:04 Source

The most interesting observation from this month’s house price declines is that the property correction appears to have finally spread beyond the big three capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Adelaide and Perth. As at 29 January 2023, dwelling values across Australia’s five major capital cities had fallen by 1%, with all major

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MacroBusiness Monday, January 30, 2023 - 00:02 Source

DXY is consolidating after its big fall: AUD is afire: Oil and gold stalled: Base metals are looing for China confirmation: Big miners dropped: EM stocks will reopen into the return of China this week: Junk faded: US yields have quietly rebounded: Stocks are full of hope despite poor earnings: Credit Agricole outlines the week

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MacroBusiness Monday, January 30, 2023 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: The Global Economy on the Edge: Examining Housing Prices, Spending, and Unfair Share Buyback Practices – The Macrolist Making Farms Organic is Paying Off: What we have here is finance meeting farming and doing good, not evil. – NY Times The Myth of the Socially Conscious Corporation – New

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Your Democracy Sunday, January 29, 2023 - 19:47 Source

... “Bradley is not a (expletive) tank,” James Cunny wrote on Twitter. “I take personal offense, most of my career I was a dismount, but also did crew, it is NOT a (expletive) tank.” 

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Your Democracy Sunday, January 29, 2023 - 16:23 Source

The United States of America was founded as an answer to the tyranny of abusive power from a leadership that everyone was required to be loyal to at all costs. Rebelling against the most powerful empire on Earth was a very risky proposition, and the Founders of the American nation had no ambition to create a tyrant nation themselves.

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Your Democracy Sunday, January 29, 2023 - 15:52 Source

Notebooks that US President Joe Biden kept during his time as vice president were among the items seized by the FBI during a search of his home last week, as part of a probe into his mishandling of classified documents, a person familiar with the investigation told NBC.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, January 29, 2023 - 15:23 Source

By Denis Bright  Editorial insiders at The Weekend Australian (28-29 January 2023) have telegraphed their displeasure at Jim Chalmer’s appeal for a commitment to Values-Based Capitalism as the clarion-call across the Labor Movement and the wider Australian society. The full text of Jim Chalmers’ essay is available online from The Monthly which offers one free…

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Renew Economy Sunday, January 29, 2023 - 14:57 Source

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Renew Economy Sunday, January 29, 2023 - 14:10 Source

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Your Democracy Sunday, January 29, 2023 - 11:37 Source

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is "nervous" about the probability of the US defaulting on its debt which could translate into nothing short of a "catastrophe" for the nation, as she told American reporters during her Africa trip.

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Your Democracy Sunday, January 29, 2023 - 07:35 Source

The New Silk Roads, or BRI, as well as the integration efforts of BRICS+, the SCO and the EAEU will be on the forefront of Chinese policy.

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Your Democracy Sunday, January 29, 2023 - 06:46 Source

On the 5th anniversary of his death, we republish one of Parry’s many prescient articles on Ukraine, this one on the risks of ignoring the 2014 coup, the neo-Nazis’s role and the war against coup resisters in the east.

 

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Your Democracy Sunday, January 29, 2023 - 06:02 Source

They lied. They went to war under false pretences. They killed. They destroyed a country.

They write about their right to do the things they did and blame "intelligence" that got it wrong - though they were lying about everything - and, in a well-oiled threesome speil, they say they would do it all again...

They STILL take us for fools.

 

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New Politics Sunday, January 29, 2023 - 01:05 Source

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Your Democracy Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 18:58 Source

IF YOU’RE YOUNG AND IDEALISTIC, YOU SHOULD HATE YOUR GOVERNMENT. WHETHER RUSSIAN, FRENCH, AMERICAN OR BRITISH, YOUR GOVERNMENT IS THERE TO ANNOY YOU. I AM POLITE. 

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Your Democracy Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 14:55 Source

Tens of thousands of Italians have signed a petition protesting Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s planned address at a Eurovision-style song contest. Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini told reporters that the event “should remain the festival of Italian song and nothing else.”

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Your Democracy Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 13:48 Source

The editor of [the] website (CONSORTIUM NEWS) is part of a secret list created by the organization Hamilton 68 that was fed to major media and Congress to identify so-called “Russian accounts” that were “sowing discord” in the United States. 

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The Tally Room Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 12:00 Source

I spent a lot of energy before the Victorian election talking about below the line voting – encouraging voters to use the method and analysing its impact on previous elections. We now have all the data to assess how things went. While the below-the-line rate reached a new record, it wasn’t that much above last election, and suggests that it will be hard to see the rate reaching much higher under the current system.

The overall rate reached 9.4%, up from 8.8% in 2018.

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MacroBusiness Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 11:05 Source

LeMon3   One of the more interesting items in my collection of old junk Near Potoroo Falls, just up the road from here Black Shouldered Kite in the front yard and video links   The Great Simplification   Daniel Schmachtenberger   Ermington Plumbing   The customer wanted to know why her kitchen timber flooring was

The post Weekend Sundries, 28-29 January 2023 appeared first on MacroBusiness.

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Your Democracy Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 05:44 Source

ONE COULD BE CONFUSED BY THE CLIMATE CHANGE DENIALISTS VIEWS. ON ONE HAND, SOME DENIALIST CONSERVATIVES CLAIM THAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS NECESSARILY DESIGNED TO KEEP POPULATIONS UNDER CONTROL, AND ON THE OTHER HAND THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS A FALLACY THAT SHOULD BE IGNORED. 

THIS IS A PLOT TO CONFUSE THE ISSUES WHICH IS IRRELEVANT IN REGARD TO THE PROCESS.

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Your Democracy Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 05:06 Source

The West should have clamped down on Russia at the start of the Ukraine crisis nine years ago rather than waiting for large-scale hostilities to break out in 2022, former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson claimed on Thursday.

Speaking to Ukraine’s Rada TV Channel, Johnson said such a punishment “would have been serious, but we did nothing,” referring to the 2014 events in Donbass and Crimea.

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MacroBusiness Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Amazon rainforest deteriorating too fast for species, climate to adapt – Business Insider Shell considers exiting UK, German, Dutch energy retail businesses – Reuters U.S. GDP rose 2.9% in the fourth quarter, more than expected even as recession fears loom – CNBC Chevron announces $75 billion stock buyback, dividend

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Your Democracy Friday, January 27, 2023 - 18:34 Source
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MacroBusiness Friday, January 27, 2023 - 16:00 Source

Asian stock markets are doing well in the final session of the trading week, extending the positive risk sentiment that is climbing again on Wall Street overnight. The latest US GDP figures and earnings reports are surprising to the upside with currency markets still in the main going against King Dollar.  Euro however has slipped

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, January 27, 2023 - 14:30 Source

Bayerischer Wald can be just as hard to get to than it is to pronounce. For we folk who are only fluent in English there is a translation just for us: the Bavarian Forest. But it any language, it is still hard to get to. Nonetheless, we were determined to get there. Departing from Munich,…

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Renew Economy Friday, January 27, 2023 - 14:11 Source

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 27, 2023 - 14:00 Source

Will the monetary lag kill the economy? Deutsche thinks so. You could be forgiven for being a bit confused about the global economy at the moment. Today’s CoTD shows European data surprises (vs. expectations) are around their highest for 18 months whereas the US equivalent last week was at thelowest since the end of last

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 27, 2023 - 13:30 Source

Aussie interest rate futures have backed up to a terminal rate of 3.8% after this week’s inflation shocker: This is nearly three more hikes. I think two are a lock despite a clearly slowing economy. Bond markets are more skeptical. The short end is barely pricing one more and the long end of the curve

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Renew Economy Friday, January 27, 2023 - 13:26 Source

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