THERE’S CHINA AND THERE’S THE REST OF THE WORLD

The economies of Spain, Canada, Britain, France, Russia, Mexico and Italy should be in the toilet by now, according to the 1994 World Bank "Weltanschauung". On the other hand, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia and India should have grown by 100% to 250% in the last three decades. No argument with the latter postulate. But we took issue with the former and offered our own 25-year forecast in a short editorial "End of Western Dominance?" A major flaw in World Bank's logic is the assumption that the leading economies of the 21st century will be industrial.  They will not. The industrialists of the 21st century will be the farmers of the 20th century!  (i.e., low on the food chain). The economies of the 21st century will be an information-driven mixture of arts and sciences. And smaller economies will outperform the largest ones. As can be seen from these New Year's light and laser shows, the computer technology and the internet have not only "empowered the individuals and small companies to compete with giant enterprises on a level playing field," as we predicted earlier, they have also enabled small countries to compete globally on a fairer basis.

WHAT BIBI WANTS, BIBI GETS

America's de facto President stages a dog and pony show in Tel Aviv Netanyahu claims Israel has proof that Iran lied and violated 2015 nuclear treaty Have you ever seen any head of state give a speech in which he used slides and props like a computer salesman? I have not. The closest any politician …

PUTIN: TALK IS CHEAP, ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS

Russian president is a fool if he thinks he can deal with the US in a court of law Might is right - that's the only response global terrorists understand Russian president and his officials talked tough in advance of the US-UK-France missile strikes on Syria in the predawn hours today (Apr 14, 2018). Russia's …

LIKE CUBA, LIKE SYRIA?

EXCEPT WITH RUSSIA-USA ROLES REVERSED Nearly 56 years ago, the world was teeter-tottering on the brink of war between the Soviet Union and the United States. The events of October 1962 became known as the Cuba Missile Crisis. In the end, common sense and self-preservation prevailed. And the two superpowers stepped back from the brink …

Putin to US: “STOP ROCKING THE BOAT… CALLED EARTH!”

Putin delivers a sobering message to the US in Russia's version of the "state of the union" address: STOP ROCKING THE BOAT... CALLED EARTH! Putin: "All the things you were trying to prevent through your policies have already happened. You have failed to hold Russia back" Putin delivered a sobering message to the US and …

NATO’S FIRST MILITARY ACTION IN HISTORY

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY... FEBRUARY 28, 1994 NATO'S FIRST MILITARY ACTION IN HISTORY US F-16's down four Bosnian Serb planes In the first military action in the (then) 45-year history of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), U.S. fighter planes shoot down four Serbian warplanes in Bosnia. The United States, 10 European countries, and …

ZAGITOVA: MATURITY AND POISE VS. PETULANCE AND ENVY

Except for my musical/ballet creation Chopiniada, which coincided with the Winter Olympics in Korea, I have refrained from commenting on this thoroughly corrupt event. Because these shamefully politicized and commercialized "games" are not worth even a comment. They only deserve our scorn and oblivion. I never watched any of it on live TV.  We don't …

WHY DID THE BALKAN WARS HAPPEN?

Final word on Yugoslavia's disintegration WHY DID THE BALKAN WARS HAPPEN? In conclusion to the excerpts from my wartime diaries, I will try to answer a question some of you have been asking: Why did the Balkan wars happen in the 1990s that led to disintegration of Yugoslavia, a country cobbled together after the Treaty …

LET’S DUMP TWITTER

TWITTER DUMPS RT, SPUTNIK ADVERTISING CITING "ELECTION INTERFERENCE" Final nail in free speech coffin in America as Russia's retaliation expected Twitter announced to day that it is banning RT and another Russian news outlet, Sputnik, from placing any advertisements. Twitter cited alleged election interference "on behalf of the Russian government” as the reason. And who …

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