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Niklas Monrad
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The Legion of the Corrupt

Wang Jianlin, China’s richest man, smiled from the middle of the first row, in front of the stage where FIFA President Sepp Blatter was about to be elected to a fifth term as global soccer’s top boss.

At Wang’s side on May 29 sat another Blatter, Philippe, the nephew of the FIFA leader and chief executive officer of Infront Sports & Media AG, a sports-marketing company that does millions of dollars worth of business with FIFA. Wang’s Dalian Wanda Group Co. bought Infront four months ago, an acquisition that Wang said would help China raise its global soccer profile and, eventually, play host to a World Cup.
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That's how toxic FIFA are at the moment, even the Vatican want nothing to do with them.
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“Dealing with banks carries a lot of requirements that do not fit the nature of the Egyptian economy,” said Faika El-Refaie, former undersecretary of the Central Bank of Egypt. “The majority of people have very low incomes while those who make decent money don’t have documentation for it.”

#egypt   #informaleconomy   #taxevasion  
To modernize Egypt, President Sisi will have to find a way to tax the country's vast informal economy
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The truth is that the BDS movement is nothing more than a sinister caricature of the anti-totalitarian and anti-apartheid struggles. It is a campaign whose instigators have no aim other than to discriminate against, delegitimize, and vilify an Israel that in their mind never stopped wearing its yellow star.

#israel  
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日本の歴史ある捕鯨食文化に、シーシェパードから不吉な扇動運動が行われています。
シーシェパードの不吉な扇動運動により、日本の歴史食文化が世界中の偽者環境運動家により、攻撃されています。
正論と言う金儲け手段側の意見が正しいとは限らない。
正論と天道は、文化歴史に正直な筈です。
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Beijing’s army, navy and air force may be flush with new equipment, but much of it is based on designs that Chinese government hackers and agents stole from the U.S. and other countries.
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Necessary for the common currency, and Euro political suicide at the same time? The European electorate does certainly not have a common treasury on its wishlist (NM)

National governments would keep control over specific tax and spending decisions under Juncker’s vision for the future of economic and monetary union. At the same time, “some decisions will increasingly need to be made collectively” and a common treasury may be needed, said the so-called “five presidents” report, to be released Monday in Brussels.

#euro   #eurozone   #eu  
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Iran’s decision to bar foreign access to its military scientists and sites could have an effect on the negotiations over the country’s nuclear program.

#iran  
Iran's parliament OK'd a bill Sunday that would prevent foreign powers from accessing military sites or interviewing scientists.
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Buying the support or silence of the media is not uncommon in the Arab world, where media institutions have long been dependent on handouts or perks from governments or wealthy patrons looking to promote their interests. However, the Saudi cables provide compelling, behind-the-scenes details of how it was done, complete with names, dates and payout amounts.

#saudiarabia   #wikileaks   #media  
AP Photo/Ahmad OmarIn this Nov. 5, 2008 file photo, a man reads al-Akhbar newspaper covering Barack Obama's victory in the U.S. Presidential election with
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Dan Hill was the pioneer in introducing facial coding into market research. Over the past 17 years his company, Sensory Logic, Inc. has done work for nearly half the world’s top 100 consumer-oriented companies, while also receiving 10 U.S. patents. Hill is the author of four books, including "Emotionomics."
Putin’s most frequent look involves his eyes narrowing in anger, an aggressive-approach emotion that conveys the impulse to strike out against others.
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An advanced version of "Cups & Balls"
 
China is bailing out indebted local governments, relying on trusted methods to keep its financial system stable despite promises to allow market forces to play a greater role.
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Tensions in the area have risen recently with China warning planes and ships away from reefs where it is reclaiming land. The Fort Worth had an encounter last month with a Chinese ship - - it was reportedly followed by a frigate -- and a U.S. surveillance plane was repeatedly warned by radio to divert from its path near the reefs.

#southchinasea  
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The British send their actors to school for the sound reason that playing Shakespeare well takes a ton of technique, and Shakespearean actors are what English theatrical culture is designed to produce. American culture is in the business of making stars, which is more a matter of finding people who are able to be themselves—or some likable, reasonably plausible version of themselves—onscreen. Everything else, the Bard included, is gravy.
Why the under-40 generation of American leading men is struggling—and what to do about it
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Im fine with the death of the JewishTalmudwood
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“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” ― George Orwell
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I am very interested in strategic geopolitics, economics, and political philosophy and my Google+ postings generally reflect those interests. 

Rather than creating my own blog, I prefer to post articles from renowned media, sometimes with a short comment. You will also find postings that have to do with science, technology, psychology, finance, movies, music and motor cycling. 

I am a private person so I do not post updates about my personal life in general, but a few bits may appear. I think the music I post every now and then says a few things about me. But what it says is up to you to decide...

I will only add you to my circles if I think your postings add value in general not just because you add me to your circles.


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I speak Danish, English, Portuguese, Swedish, and Dutch fluently. I furthermore manage pretty well in French and German and to a lesser degree in Italian and Spanish
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  • University of Aarhus
    Brazilian-Portuguese & Latin American Studies
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I identify the core of a problem and base the solution on that.
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Singapore
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Jugoslavia - Denmark - Brazil - Sweden - Netherlands
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