Monthly Archives: January 2019

Mexico’s Blood Wars: How to Stop the Hemorrhage

Almost 300,000 Dead in Mexico Alone More than 250,000 people have been murdered and 35,000 have disappeared since the beginning of Mexico’s drug war. __ https://theconversation.com/mexico-is-bleeding-can-its-new-president-stop-the-violence-109490 To stop the killing, it will be necessary to win the drug war. Step … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson and the Dead Poets Society

Carpe Diem, Non-Conformity, Lessons from Metaphor Carpe Diem In the video above, Robin Williams reveals to the boys a secret for living an authentic life. Seize the day, take advantage of opportunities. In the video below, Jordan Peterson transmits a … Continue reading

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Lousy Chinese Schools Where “Everybody Cheats”

A quick search of the rankings of top world universities shows very few Chinese schools listed. Those which are ranked in the top 200 are very likely overrated due to the high levels of cheating which occur universally across China. … Continue reading

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China’s Decline Hits Positive Feedback Territory

Chinese economic growth continues to decline and it is feared China might even suffer a major recession because of the continued economic problems. __ Source Positive Feedback Decline in China? Slower growth in China means slower growth for the rest … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Real World, Suckas!

Smart Leaders Don’t Take Out Infrastructure Loans from China What It Means to Borrow Money From China Beijing readily loans money to country after country, making it possible for their governments to finance ambitious projects. But that also means that … Continue reading

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Adult Neurogenesis, and BDNF

Human brains generate new neurons throughout life. This miracle of lifelong brain regeneration allows lifelong learning, and is driven by complex interacting processes. One of the biological factors that can stimulate the formation of new brain neurons is the neurotrophic … Continue reading

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Does Russian GDP Rank Higher than China’s GDP?

By some rankings, Russian GDP per capita ranks 62nd in the world while China ranks 73d. According to World Bank statistics for 2017, Russia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita ranks 62nd in the world. __ Source Keep in mind … Continue reading

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South African Power Company Eskom in Death Spiral

Eskom is now in a death or debt spiral – or arguably both – as it engages in a stand-off with the government. __ Antigone Miltiadous A few years after South Africa changed to a popular rule system of government, … Continue reading

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Stock Markets and Oil Prices Rise in Synchrony

Stocks and Oil Rebound on the Fourth Day As of noon Eastern Standard Time, stock market indexes had risen 2 – 3 % while oil prices had risen roughly 2%, from their lower levels in late 2018 and early 2019. … Continue reading

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Is Xi Jinping Bright Enough to Avoid War?

Highly placed members of the Chinese military are urging communist party leadership to attack the US Pacific fleet in a surprise “Pearl Harbor” style attack. “The United States is most afraid of death,” said Rear Admiral Luo Yuan on December … Continue reading

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