Watching events unfold around the world is getting more than exciting. The instantaneous news that scurried to and fro add suspense to unceasing twilight zone scenarios previously only seen in movies. On one side are those keenly trying to follow salient events that affect humanity. Frantic news kept them busy and probably confounded. On the other side are those drowned in apathy. Their only interests are reality shows and Hollywood-style movies that numb their senses into paralysis. They are oblivious of real things happening before their eyes. So what’s in the news that could un-nerve us?
Bloomberg – Greece likely to miss payment deadline as talks stall.
Big deal. Who cares if Greece defaults. It is just a small nation owing a few dollars, compared to the trillions the rest of the world owes. The troubling question is who really owes who? Seems like everyone is in debt. Who then are the creditors. So if Greece defaults, who cares. Let’s get ready to have cheap holidays to this ancient and idyllic nation that predates many of the nations that exist today.
The Independent – Beijing warns US: ‘We will fight back’ as battle of words escalates over South China Sea
Just another war-mongering rhetoric by the Chinese. War mongering is nothing new. North Korea called bluff many times. The Chinese and the Japanese have had many military skirmishes. China and Taiwan continues to trade political small talks. Philippines and Vietnam are just too weak to take on China. Anyway, the Chinese are still not ready to take on the might of the US military (really?). Just ignore these sabre-rattling noises. They will fade away.
Sydney Morning Herald – Russia and NATO stage rival air combat exercises
It is interesting to watch the big boys playing “hide and seek” and calling each other chicken. You flex your muscles, I’ll flex mine. You have your Hollywood star Schwarzenegger, I’ll have my real man Putin. Want to pick a fight?
Phoenix Capital Marketing – Are You Ready For Round Two of the Financial Crisis?
What financial crisis? When money runs out, just print. QE1, QE2, QE3, QE∞ … Next EU’s turn to print. How about Abenomics? Sounds sophisticated. Must be too complicated for the average man to understand. But Abenomics sounds really great, never mind if it cannot be understood. Just trust your leaders. They will look after us.
RT News – Nuclear Iran 1,000 times more dangerous than ISIS – Netanyahu
US has nuclear bombs. So has Russia, China, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Pakistan….. Why can’t Iran be nuclear too? Afterall, US is already working on the win-win deal with Iran. That will be good for humanity. What’s there to worry. No one is crazy enough to start a nuclear MAD (mutually assured destruction). There are no mad leaders in the world for us to worry about.
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.