Oil prices ended the calendar month on a negative note. Settling lower for the second straight day, market participants flipped the page on the long holiday weekend and are now focused on the upcoming OPEC meeting on Friday. 618 more words
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The 2014 establishment of a so-called caliphate in the Middle East by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant/Syria (ISIL/ISIS) has greatly increased the incidence of terrorist activities aimed at disrupting global security, of which Canada is a part. 1,925 more words
I just finished watching Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, a great spy thriller based on the account of James Donovan, a New York lawyer who represented a Soviet spy in court in 1957, and then who subsequently was the main negotiator, five years later, coordinating an exchange of that Soviet spy for an American pilot shot down over the Soviet Union. 413 more words
It’s interesting how information becomes contorted in transmission, depending on how things are presented in the media.
I’ve been under the erroneous impression for several weeks that the Saudis were gunning to head the UN Commission for Human Rights, which outraged me in light of their track record in human rights abuses, whether it be preventing the evolution of women’s rights in that country, the violent suppression of anti-government protesters, the hard line taken with respect to executions or lashings of political prisoners or those persons who have broken sharia law, or even the indiscriminate targeting of Shia civilians in Yemen in the name of national stabilization. 1,024 more words