July 25, 2014

MH17: Ukraine Rebels Admit Having BUK Missiles

By Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Wednesday, at 2:28 EST Reuters published an exclusive interview with Alexander Khodakovsky of the so-called Vostok battalion - or eastern battalion: Khodakovsky Acknowledges Rebels had BUK Missiles

It Pays to Build Green (Infographic)

By Lineshapespace.com

Green jobs make planet Earth a better place to live, and green construction and architecture can ensure that future generations won’t have to live in a post-apocalyptic Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome world.
Today, we explore sustainable architecture and how small business architects and contractors can make a positive impact on the environment and public health, all while saving money.

East vs. Weat: From Great Divide to New World Disorder?

In general, over the last several decades the world has experienced an unprecedented era of peace and prosperity.  The opening up of relations with China and the "end of the Cold War" resulted in an extended period of cooperation between east and west that was truly unique in the annals of history.  But now things are shifting.  The civil war in Ukraine and the crash of MH17 have created an enormous amount of tension between the United States and Russia, and many analysts believe that relations between the two superpowers are now even worse than they were during the end of the Cold War era.  In addition, the indictment of five PLA officers for cyber espionage and sharp disagreements over China's territorial claims in the South China Sea (among other issues) have caused U.S. relations with China to dip to their lowest point since at least 1989.  So could the emerging division between the east and the west ultimately plunge us into a period of global chaos?  And what would that mean for the world economy?

Is Permian The Next Bakken?

By Karim Rahemtulla for Wall Street Daily

The Permian Basin is easily the most prolific oil-producing area in the United States right now.
The region gets its name from fossils that date back to the Permian age, which were first reported by geologists in 1858.

America's Terrorist Threat From South of the Border?

By Scott Stewart of Stratfor Global Intelligence 

On July 21, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced he was deploying 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard to the Mexican border to help strengthen border security. The move is the latest in a chain of events involving the emigration of Central Americans that has become heavily publicized -- and politicized.