Category: Current Affairs/Politics

Al-Qaeda’s Wet Dream

Imagine for a second you’re a terrorist intent on inflicting unimaginable harm on your enemy. Now let’s further imagine that your enemy is the United States… The sun rises over your holy mother land, a land now inhabited by the infidels. You don your Kalishnikov, climb out of your cave,

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Why I love PRISM

If you drink poisoned water thinking it’s safe you’re a victim. If you drink poisoned water knowing it’s poisoned you’re an idiot. In that context, I have been a complete idiot. I’ve stored unencrypted financial information on companies which I’ve been researching on Dropbox I’ve used Gmail I’ve used Skype

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S”pain”… Still More to Come

  Spain. For those who may not be aware, Spain is a country which enjoyed one of the largest real estate manias in living memory. It continues to find itself mired in economic, political and subsequent social stresses. By the way, if you are not already a subscriber to one

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Talking Turkey With Chris Mayer

Turkey holds many fond memories for me. It was a country I first travelled to on a whim, after watching Midnight Express. The film is based on the true story of a young American student sentenced to spend 30 years in a Turkish prison for smuggling hashish out of Turkey.

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When the Theatre Clears

James Rickards, the author of the book Currency Wars tells a short story along the following lines: you’re sitting in a movie theatre and a couple of people get up and leave. Nobody takes much notice, now a half a dozen people all get up and leave at the same

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