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Death Follows McCain To The Ukraine As Armenia-Ultimatum to Screw Over Russia Fails Again for the EU and the U.S.

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It has become obvious that what’s going on in Ukraine is an extension of the cold war as the U.S. and the EU try and peddle a modified version of the Armenia-ultimatum to their people. Sound complicated? It’s not really. What’s going on in Ukraine is an economic proxy war that has turned sour.

The trade deal that the EU has offered the Ukraine is garbage. To find out how bad it is all we have to do is look at why Armenia ended up telling the EU to shove it when they tried to jam the same deal down their throats.

In September 2013, Armenia called off an Armenia-EU Association Agreement after they found out that the trade deal was not really about easing trade restrictions with the EU but about screwing over Russia, and themselves by extension:

“The apparently smooth progress towards a final deal came to a shuddering halt in early September, when President Serzh Sargsyan met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and announced plans to join another economic bloc, the Moscow-led Customs Union.

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In Which Country Would You Be Happiest?

Every four years, half of the United States loudly threatens to move to the land of socialism and factory hospitals, Canada – the other half to the lands of guns ‘n banks, Switzerland. Is life that much better in one of the Empire’s outlying provinces or is it a case of the grass-is-greener?

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) may have put that question to rest with a fun and handy, online tool that allows users to rank the importance they place on one of several lifestyle factors: Income, Jobs, Housing, Safety, Community, Civic Engagement, Health, Life Satisfaction, Work-Life Balance, Environment and Education. Using data from the latest OECD statistical surveys, the app returns an ordered ranking of the countries that best fit the user’s selected criteria from among the 34 member states of the OECD.

If you’re a one-issue decider, and reset all option sliders to zero – but “max-out” one category – the top states are:

Jobs: Switzerland
Life Satisfaction: Switzerland
Housing: United States
Income: United States
Community: Iceland
Education: Finland
Environment: Sweden
Civic Engagement: Australia
Health: New Zealand
Safety: Japan
Work-Life Balance: Denmark

In other words, despite comprising 75-percent of the member states of the OECD, the European Union managed only to score 27-percent of the top spots (kudos to Denmark, Sweden and Finland).… Read the rest

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Could the UK Also be About to Decriminalise Cannabis?

Curious synchronistic rumblings from the British press seem to suggest a change in the UK’s laws on recreational drugs might be in the offing, after the US cannabis lobby’s recent successes. The bad news first, it won’t be until at least 2015 and the current official stance on the matter, reported by The Daily Mail, is predictably inane:

Last night, a government spokesperson said: ‘Drugs are illegal because they are harmful – they destroy lives and blight communities.

‘Our current laws draw on the best available evidence[1] and as such we have no intention of downgrading or declassifying cannabis.

‘A Royal Commission on drugs is simply not necessary. Our cross-government approach is working.

‘Drug usage is at its lowest level since records began and people going into treatment today are far more likely to free themselves from dependency than ever before.

‘We will respond to the report more fully in due course.’

Full story in The Daily Mail

However the above is taken from an article with the heading: “Treat addicts, don’t lock them up: MPs pave way to legalise drugs as they admit prison sentences are failing to deter offenders“.… Read the rest

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Nobel Peace Surprise for Failed EU Superstate.

In the months leading up to World War II, there was a tendency among many Americans to talk absently about the trouble in Europe. Nothing that happened an ocean away seemed very threatening” – Gene Tierney

The ailing dream of a United States Of Europe has been given an unexpected boost courtesy of the Nobel Prize steering committee:

Sky news reports:

The EU has won the Nobel Peace Prize for its long-term role in uniting the continent, as the bloc faces its greatest internal crisis since it was established in the 1950s.

The 27-nation group was praised for rebuilding Europe after World War II and for its role in spreading stability to former communist countries after the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall.

Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland said it had been crucial in the transformation of a “once torn Europe from a continent of wars to a continent of peace”.

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Secret Plan For European Union Income Tax

The UK’s Daily Express is claiming that something unthinkable is in the works: an EU income tax. Remember, EU residents, that US residents once thought there would never be a US federal income tax either…

Secret plans to seize more than £4billion a year from Britain and make its citizens pay taxes direct to Europe emerged last night.

The leaked proposals, seen by the Daily Express, state that Britain should lose the billions of pounds in rebate that was agreed by Margaret Thatcher 25 years ago.

The plans – with a foreword by European Union Commissioner Jose Manuel Barroso – would cost every British family at least £155 a year.

They would also mean Brussels being given the power to dip straight into taxpayers’ pockets.

The proposals prompted fury last night…

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