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December 18, 2014

Stocks opened sharply higher this morning in the wake of yesterday’ Fed meeting. The Dow and SPX are currently up 234 pts and 1.36%, respectively. All ten sectors are in the green, led by tech and industrials. 527 more words


Death Penalty For Smuggling Bibles?

December 18, 2014 | LEO HOHMANN

Unconfirmed reports of a new decree imposing the death penalty on anyone caught smuggling Bibles into Saudi Arabia has many Christian ministries and support groups on edge. 5,780 more words

Amnesty International's Write for Rights 2014: Raif Badawi ~ 'Imprisonment And 1000 Lashes For A Website'

A letter sent on the 17th of December 2014 to the King of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, asking for the immediate and unconditional release of Raif Badawi. 18 more words

The Prague Memorandum

As I’ve been saying, we are all East Europeans now.

Even the pillars of the Liberal Establishment have agreed to simulate outrage; and about what ? 569 more words

Things are slowly coming together over here.  Today I received back my medical paperwork and hopefully everything is kosher.  It looked ok to me but then again what do I know.  75 more words

Saudi Arabia

Observations of Saudi Arabia’s Price War on Oil Producing and Consuming Counties and the Repeating of History

In the tangled web of globalization and politics there is a striking convergence of several topics: the falling price of oil, the Russians in Ukraine, the Syrian Civil War, and military dimensions of uranium production in Iran. 1,063 more words


New Middle East Plan: The US preparing for another Disaster

By Salman Rafi Sheikh
December 17, 2014
New Eastern Outlook

Nothing would seem more absurd than watching the US making its ‘intentions’ clear about dismantling the ISIL’s strongholds in Iraq and Syria by, of course, bringing in its regional allies’ armed forces. 1,194 more words

American Imperialism