Daily Archives: January 20, 2015

ARTICLE OF THE DAY: Are Plunging Petrodollar Revenues Behind the Fed’s Projected Rate Hikes? | MIKE WHITNEY

(Counterpunch, January 20, 2015)   If This Doesn’t Make You Mad…   Why is the Fed threatening to raise interest rates when the economy is still in the doldrums? Is it because they want to avoid further asset-price inflation, prevent … Continue reading

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An Islamophobia of Convenience | JOHN FEFFER

(Counterpunch, January 19, 2015) Europe’s Coming Battle   In the first Crusade, on their way to fight the Muslim infidels in Jerusalem, the armed pilgrims asked themselves a provocative question: Why should we trek so far to kill people we … Continue reading

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