Quebec student protests: Police and protesters clash over back-to-school law | Canada | News | National Post

August 28, 2012 at 13:14 (quebecstudentprotest) ()

Quebec student protests: Police and protesters clash over back-to-school law | Canada | News | National Post.

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Vladimir Putin’s presidential job perks include four yachts, 58 aircraft and 20 homes: report | World | News | National Post

August 28, 2012 at 13:08 (russia) ()

Vladimir Putin’s presidential job perks include four yachts, 58 aircraft and 20 homes: report | World | News | National Post.

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The Arab Spring comes to Saudi Arabia | Full Comment | National Post

August 24, 2012 at 13:18 (brainFOOd, SaudiArabia) ()

The Arab Spring comes to Saudi Arabia | Full Comment | National Post.

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The US and Iran: Calling Netanyahu’s bluff – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

August 23, 2012 at 22:37 (israel) ()

The US and Iran: Calling Netanyahu’s bluff – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.

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August 22, 2012 at 12:32 (Uncategorized)

Financial Post | Opinion

EU is dealing with its fiscal crisis, but U.S. seems paralyzed

At a European conference on the sovereign-debt crises that I ­attended this week, my overwhelming conclusion, after listening to many experts, is that the U.S. is in far more trouble than Europe.

This was brought home by calculations presented by Larry Kotlikoff of Boston University at a lecture held at the International Institute of Public Finance, the biggest gathering of public-finance experts in the world. Greece may be bankrupt, but the U.S. looks like a giant Ponzi scheme.

Kotlikoff’s calculations show that U.S. unfunded liabilities total US$222-trillion, the highest of all major OECD countries (12% of the time value of U.S. GDP) once accounting for monetary public debt, Social Security deficits and public-health-care unfunded liabilities. One can quibble with some of the calculations, but no one can doubt that the U.S. is in serious fiscal trouble, more so than…

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Photos: Pussy Riot fans protest after band’s guilty verdict – The Globe and Mail

August 17, 2012 at 09:46 (PussyRiot) ()

Photos: Pussy Riot fans protest after band’s guilty verdict – The Globe and Mail.

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BBC News – Julian Assange: UK issues ‘threat’ to arrest Wikileaks founder

August 15, 2012 at 19:24 (WikiLeaks) ()

BBC News – Julian Assange: UK issues ‘threat’ to arrest Wikileaks founder.

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Ecuador to grant WikiLeaks founder Assange asylum: report – The Globe and Mail

August 14, 2012 at 19:06 (WikiLeaks) ()

Ecuador to grant WikiLeaks founder Assange asylum: report – The Globe and Mail.

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Syria’s Pipelineistan war – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

August 6, 2012 at 20:58 (brainFOOd, syria) ()

Syria’s Pipelineistan war – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.

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