Mês: julho 2016

Não estamos mortos

Diogo Mainardi 13/07/2016   O Brasil está melhor. Juro. Quer uma prova? A escolha do presidente da Câmara dos Deputados. Não, não estou completamente idiota. Não estou me referindo aos candidatos. Rogério Rosso? Rodrigo Maia? Marcelo Castro? Todos eles provocam uma certa náusea. O Brasil está melhor por outro motivo: pela primeira vez, dedicamos alguns minutos ao assunto. Os leitores do nosso site não contam, é claro. Eles são peculiares. Acompanham de perto a política. Conhecem cada detalhe da folha corrida daquela gente. Mas o interesse despertado pela eleição desta quarta-feira foi generalizado e inédito – um efeito direto da Lava Jato. Isso não vai durar. Nosso grau de vigilância tende a diminuir. Mas o Brasil mostrou que, em regime de emergência, é capaz de reagir. Não estamos mortos. É sempre bom...

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To Contain NATO in Europe, Deter America at Home

“American policy-makers can be sane, if not particularly smart, when it comes to their own survival and well-being.” Dmitry Yevstafiev 13/07/2016     Originally appeared at Izvestia – Russian daily news. Translated by Julia Rakhmetova The author is a professor at the Moscow Higher School of Economics. The outcomes of the Warsaw NATO Summit, held in a “bunker” format against a background of excessive safety measures that looked ridiculous against the background of real shooting in Dallas, take military tension between Russia and NATO to a whole new level. This situation must not be ignored, given that it is likely to be followed by others. No one should be deceived either by ritual olive branches, nor the relatively small means that NATO has set on “the scales of confrontation” so far. We are living in a new reality, and it’s a good thing that it has approached our frontiers in such a clear and transparent way. It would be much worse if it crawled toward us like in 2005-2013, accompanied by discussions about responsible partnership. We need to treat this new reality calmly and rationally, even if it means ignoring German tanks bearing crosses. A rational reaction to the situation dictates that we minimize destabilizing actions on the European continent. Europe, which was a decent and respectful place with its laid-back burghers, has turned into a haystack that everyone is torching....

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Nikolai Fyodorov : The Resurrection Project

His ideas to resurrect all the dead people paved the way for the modern exploration of space   Dr. Paul Kindlon July 12, 2016   Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov. Most inhabitants of planet earth have never heard of the man, but they will eventually. A polymath and deeply spiritual, this Russian philosopher and resident librarian at the Rumyantsev library had advanced cutting-edge knowledge in many of the hard sciences. Known for his humility and ascetic life-style (he mostly ate dark bread, drank only tea with an occasional slice of cheese and slept on an old chest instead of a bed), Fyodorov was practically idolized by some of the leading minds of the late 19thcentury. Dostoevsky, Soloviev, Berdyaev and Tolstoy were in awe of this visionary.  And rightfully so. Fyodorov “walked the walk”, living his philosophy of life 24/7. Intentionally choosing poverty and chastity so he could focus entirely on knowledge acquisition, his words and actions were consistent, harmonious and always life-affirming. Death, he said, is the true enemy and must be overcome. We should live forever.  We should follow in Christ’s footsteps and defeat death so that all of mankind will live in a heaven on earth. Movements such as “futurism” and “cosmism” were directly influenced by Fyodorov’s ideas. For quite some time, of course, almost all scientists thought he was – well… bonkers. His reputation, however, is beginning to...

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Killing The BRICS Hasn’t Quite Worked

Kenneth Rapoza 06/07/2016   In some financial circles, especially those macro traders open to a good conspiracy theory, the supposed strategy of the U.S. to “kill the BRICS” hasn’t worked out.  In fact, despite sanctions and economic downturns and unheard of corruption scandals, the BRICS have money in the bank and the International Monetary Fund at bay. Meanwhile, European banks are hanging on for dear life, with the IMF saying in June that Deutsche Bank was the biggest single risk to the region’s financial system. You won’t hear that in Brazil. Itau and even government owned Banco do Brasil is not going to bring the country down. (It has its own corrupt politicians to do that.) Russia has shuttered a few mid-cap banks over the last two years and is burning through one of its sovereign wealth funds, but like Brazil it still has over $320 billion sitting in its core central bank currency reserve fund. China is slowing, but still growing. India is a stand-out. Policy implementation is slow as ever, but there is not political crisis or economic crisis in the works, nor on the horizon. In South Africa, which hasn’t touched an IMF loan since 1999, the economy is actually growing. It’s not great. Incomes are in decline. But it’s better than Brazil, Spain and even Japan. The BRICS, once heralded as drivers of global growth, are all...

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Michel (Dilma) &Vladimir

João da Silveira 10/07/2016   Michel (Dilma) na Segunda Semana de Julho     Vladimir na Segunda Semana de Julho Esta é a semana da cúpula da OTAN em Varsóvia, na sexta e no sábado, Barack Obama comparece. . . vai falar de forma beligerante como o grande líder da OTAN, mas vai falar também e muito da violência em Dallas, enquanto os demais chefes de Estado estão mais inclinados a discutir a saída da Grã-Bretanha da União Europeia. . . Profissionais de inteligência veteranos dirigem memorando a Angela Merkel, pedindo a a ela para maneirar na beligerância guerractora (warmongering) contra a Rússia . . . A OTAN sob questão: Stephen Kinzer pergunta se ela ainda é necessária, enquanto Edward Lozansky & Jim Jatras, inspirados pelo impacto do Brexit, tratam de um possimpossível que seria um AmerExit da OTAN.  Isso só virá com o fim do Império. . Putin se impacienta com a mídia ocidental quanto aos perigos da guerra nuclear . . . A grande mídia ocidental não ouve Putin. A grande mídia ocidental demoniza Putin. . . A grande mídia ocidental cultiva vários demônios pelo mundo. . . Putin é o maior deles. . . Putin tem seis mil armas nucleares (bombas) prontas para retaliar. . . Os russos temem a guerra nuclear. Os russos não temem as sanções econômicas. . . Os russos combatem o terrorismo....

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