Anonymous Authority Speaks in China. "Reset time again":
"Welcome to a currency war in which victory depends on your perspective."
Charles Hugh Smith believes that global central banking coordination has reached the end of it's capacity, and currency wars will begin.
Shell realizes that drilling for Arctic oil is a losing proposition, and takes $2.5 billion loss on drilling rights.
71 year old Greek shopkeeper, crushed again by newest round of austerity, is betrayed and seeks any recourse. Grexit? Drachma?
“My income tax has just gone up to 29%, my social security payments have gone up 20%, my pension has been cut by 50 euros; they are taxing coffee, fuel, the internet, tavernas, ferries, everything they can, and then there’s Enfia [the country’s much-loathed property levy]. Now that makes me mad. They said they would take that away!”
After nine months of wrangling with the international creditors keeping the country afloat, Athens must apply policies that until now had been abstract concepts for a populace who have suffered as unemployment and poverty rates have soared.
As it happened many times in Greece for six years since the explosion of the financial crisis, the European Financial Dictatorship (EFD) seeks to bypass democratic processes in order to impose the "Greek model" throughout eurozone.
Thousands took to the streets of major French cities, after the Socialist government bypassed a parliamentary vote on a controversial labor reform and approved it with an edict.
NATO is Much Worse than a Cold War Relic (It's a voracious global war machine. JFK wanted to negotiate peace with the USSR, but "died funny".) , from David Stockman's blog:
‘The United States considers the Golan Heights to be Syrian territory held under Israeli occupation subject to negotiation and Israeli withdrawal. The United States considers the application of Israeli law to the Golan Heights to be a violation of international law, both the 4th Geneva Convention’s prohibition on the acquisition of territory by force and United Nations Security Council Resolution 242’
The potential production of newly discovered oil deposits in the Golan may reach billions of barrels, while Israel consumes 270,000 barrels per day, it currently imports up to three quarters of its oil from the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq. (Thanks Eleni)
Yes, today's New York Post cover:
Organized Complexity, how to engage in the process of thought about cities and other human social arrangements. A good article pointing out basic methods.
Moving from a cohousing community to a farm, an older and experienced couple, and a young and motivated couple with children, work out a shared vision pretty smoothly.