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Forum: Futurists & Theorists 3 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 10,594
Posted By Firn
Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at...

Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skunk-Works-Personal-Memoir-Lockheed/dp/0751515035/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438102544&sr=8-1&keywords=skunk+works),...
Forum: Law Enforcement 3 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 5,656
Posted By Firn
The Washington Post had an opinion...

The Washington Post had an opinion (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-iraq-i-raided-insurgents-in-virginia-the-police-raided-me/2015/07/24/2e114e54-2b02-11e5-bd33-395c05608059_story.html)...
Forum: Middle East 3 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 5,200
Posted By Firn
That would be my reading too. We will see in a...

That would be my reading too. We will see in a couple of months who bore the brunt of various Turkish activities and who got most of it's support. So far in years past that answer has been rather...
Forum: Africa 1 Week Ago
Replies: 350
Views: 58,821
Posted By Firn
Don’t mess with Grace Mugabe – she could be the...

Don’t mess with Grace Mugabe – she could be the next president of Zimbabwe (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/15/dont-mess-with-grace-mugabe-she-could-be-next-president-zimbabwe)



It is...
Forum: Middle East 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 2,547
Posted By Firn
Seems like a sensible solution with a pragmatic...

Seems like a sensible solution with a pragmatic road map with checks and milestones. Nobody knows what will happen but it looks like a worthy try.

There is still a regime in Iran but still I hope...
Forum: Europe 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 518
Views: 83,430
Posted By Firn
So I was wrong and Syriza had not Grexit as Plan...

So I was wrong and Syriza had not Grexit as Plan B and didn't prepare accordingly. With their bluff called and no more fresh money for the Greek banks with all the obvious consequences national...
Forum: Europe 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 518
Views: 83,430
Posted By Firn
So tomorrow is decision-day, at least sort of....

So tomorrow is decision-day, at least sort of. While the Greeks won't and can't know what oxi or nai will exactly mean the tensions are obviously running high with both sides pretty much tied....
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 636
Views: 84,830
Posted By Firn
A nice Bloomberg piece...

A nice Bloomberg piece (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-10/the-three-seismic-shifts-that-are-shaking-up-the-world-of-energy) about some of the trends I have been writing about in this...
Forum: Europe 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 518
Views: 83,430
Posted By Firn
The Greek Manufacturing PMI has fallen...

The Greek Manufacturing PMI has fallen considerably (http://www.markiteconomics.com/Survey/PressRelease.mvc/003c7359aa0748999b0b0db5b6a7f680) since Syriza was poised to win the elections, reversing a...
Forum: Europe 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 518
Views: 83,430
Posted By Firn
It is not yet certain that there will be a...

It is not yet certain that there will be a referendum nor the exact question it asks is known, but the supporters of a Greek membership in the Euro turned out in large numbers...
Forum: Europe 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 518
Views: 83,430
Posted By Firn
It has been a black Monday for Greece after many...

It has been a black Monday for Greece after many dark years as the country nears an exit. Maybe this is exactly strategic goal the leadership Syriza was working on and their abrasive style, lack of...
Forum: Historians 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 8,635
Posted By Firn
The Economics of WWI (http://voxeu.org/WWI) is a...

The Economics of WWI (http://voxeu.org/WWI) is a great series of VOX with some fascinating and little known and yet important aspects. It's quite accessible, too.
Forum: Europe 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 518
Views: 83,430
Posted By Firn
The Uk is an interesting case, but I didn't have...

The Uk is an interesting case, but I didn't have any time to take a closer look so I that one will have to wait.

Without just some Draghi to the rescue and no shortest term political soultion the...
Forum: Europe 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 518
Views: 83,430
Posted By Firn
So we are stumbling...

So we are stumbling (http://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2015/jun/27/greek-crisis-mps-referendum-tsipras-eurogroup-ministers-live) towards a Grexit unless somehow an agreements gets someway...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 10,594
Posted By Firn
Stalin's Keys to Victory...

Stalin's Keys to Victory (http://www.amazon.com/Stalins-Keys-Victory-Stackpole-Military/dp/0811734234)

There is no doubt that a very important key to defeat of Nazi Germany was massive material...
Forum: Europe 06-25-2015
Replies: 617
Views: 42,970
Posted By Firn
1) We know that Russian already imposed...

1) We know that Russian already imposed (http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/23/us-russia-crisis-rouble-idUSKBN0K10KD20141223) informal capital controls.

As Putin Stalls on Economic Reforms,...
Forum: Europe 06-25-2015
Replies: 518
Views: 83,430
Posted By Firn
I'm certain quite a few creditors are feeling...

I'm certain quite a few creditors are feeling that way. On the other hand many Greeks see it like that:
...
Forum: Military - Other 06-24-2015
Replies: 112
Views: 15,612
Posted By Firn
I just came across the latest global surveys by...

I just came across the latest global surveys by Pews (http://www.pewglobal.org/2015/06/23/global-publics-back-u-s-on-fighting-isis-but-are-critical-of-post-911-torture/). It is important to conserve...
Forum: Intelligence 06-24-2015
Replies: 131
Views: 36,803
Posted By Firn
So it is the French turn to be upset....

So it is the French turn to be upset. (http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2015/06/23/trois-presidents-francais-espionnes-par-les-etats-unis_4660295_4408996.html) After the other spying relevations...
Forum: Europe 06-24-2015
Replies: 518
Views: 83,430
Posted By Firn
So a deal is in doubt, as so often, and there...

So a deal is in doubt, as so often, and there might be long hours and days ahead, as so often before.




The creditor's take on the Greek proposals seems to have been leaked...
Forum: Europe 06-12-2015
Replies: 518
Views: 83,430
Posted By Firn
So they are (officially) discussing a Grexit...

So they are (officially) discussing a Grexit (http://www.theguardian.com/business/blog/live/2015/jun/12/greek-minister-sees-deal-soon-despite-imf-pullout-business-live). Seems more then groundhog...
Forum: Europe 06-12-2015
Replies: 617
Views: 42,970
Posted By Firn
I think that Guriev points into the right...

I think that Guriev points into the right direction, althought the future is generally rather difficult to predict. Lots of brainpower has certainly left Russia as it has become a far less attractive...
Forum: Law Enforcement 06-12-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 5,656
Posted By Firn
So violent crimes more then halfed in the last 25...

So violent crimes more then halfed in the last 25 years, if it was reported in a roughly similar way.
...
Forum: Law Enforcement 06-12-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 5,656
Posted By Firn
It is surprising, if not disturbing that...

It is surprising, if not disturbing that something as killings are not properly put into a federal database, especially considering the big controversy.


As discussed before, violent crime has...
Forum: Africa 06-12-2015
Replies: 350
Views: 58,821
Posted By Firn
Zimbabwe offers new exchange rate: $1 for...

Zimbabwe offers new exchange rate: $1 for 35,000,000,000,000,000 old dollars (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/12/zimbabwe-offers-new-exchange-rate-1-for-35000000000000000-old-dollars), so...
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