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Secessionism rising in the West; Scotland independence an inconvenient possibility

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By Luo Jie

Tide of secessionism rising in the West

The Scottish independence referendum has come as a shock to the world at large. Even if the result of the vote vetoes independence for Scotland and maintains the unity of the UK, it is not so much a false alarm as a tremor shaking the whole Western system. 1,193 more words

Education

A Celtic Fantasy Plays Out In Scotland

Fantasy sells we suppose, because among other reasons, reality kind of sucks; it’s not famously a lot of fun. “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread” is a bit short of the appeal in: “Vote for me and I’ll take care of you.” And today, we even have Pope Francis reminding that our governors owe us care. 417 more words

Politics

Z-Alternative: Russia and the U.S. as Strategic Allies

Let me begin by saying that, as we all know (or could figure out), it takes a lot more than similar geopolitical situations to create a permissive diplomatic and political environment for the creation of an alliance. 780 more words

Political Geography

9/11 and WTC 7 - Anatomy of a Great Deception - Documentary Film

This “docu-thriller” from father-turned-filmmaker, David Hooper takes us on a journey of awakening that begins with an innocent question. Soon, his life is turned upside down as he grapples with the life-changing conclusions of his findings. 27 more words

Video

Who Does ISIS Really Threaten?

Thank you, Mr. President.  By taking the country to war yet again you have made my job as a blogger so much easier…..since I like international relations and especially the Middle East….I am thrilled! 83 more words

International Situations

Ignorance Fuels the Calls for War - Reason.com

Americans are ready to go to war……again.  As usual Americans as usual are not thinking they want revenge…..and revenge is not a good way to go into a war.  62 more words

International Situations