Archive | April, 2016

Mark Collins – Big Bear Putin and Europe’s Right Nationalists, German Section

29 Apr

The Russian president’s not-so-cuddly approach to many matters is increasingly appealing to quite a few people most unhappy with the way things are trending in their own countries–at Sp…

Source: Mark Collins – Big Bear Putin and Europe’s Right Nationalists, German Section

Mark Collins – The French Government’s Merchant of Death

29 Apr

Read all about it. France’s salesman: The quiet minister who sold billions in subs and jets France’s salesman: The quiet minister who sold billions in subs and jets © Georges Gobet, AFP…

Source: Mark Collins – The French Government’s Merchant of Death

Mark Collins – Bombardier Loss-Leads CSeries to Delta–Big Time (plus Canadian politics)

29 Apr

One does wonder when the jetliner might ever be profitable in a serious capitalist sense; and the company still wants/needs fed funds in spite of this big deal: 1) Globe and Mail: Bombardier gets m…

Source: Mark Collins – Bombardier Loss-Leads CSeries to Delta–Big Time (plus Canadian politics)

Mark Collins – Top Dragon Now More Powerful than Mao?

28 Apr

President Xi is “in some ways” according to this article at the NY Review of Books–excerpts: Who Is Xi? Andrew J. Nathan May 12, 2016 Issue Xi Zhongxun zhuan [Biography of Xi Zhon…

Source: Mark Collins – Top Dragon Now More Powerful than Mao?

Mark Collins – “2084”: Islamism and Another Novel in French

28 Apr

Further to this post, “Der Untergang des Abendlandes”, Islamism and French Novel Section we now have a terrifying vision of victorious Islamist totalitarianism (1984 updated)–one wonders how …

Source: Mark Collins – “2084”: Islamism and Another Novel in French

Mark Collins – Bundeswehr Getting Cyber Serious

28 Apr

Further to this post, US Cyber Seriousness (plus France…and Canada?) look what the Germans are doing–especially the personnel numbers and the Euros: Germany Creates Cyber, IT Defense Branch G…

Source: Mark Collins – Bundeswehr Getting Cyber Serious

Mark Collins – The Donald: It’s All Over Now, or, This Could be the Last Time, Soon–Actually Now

27 Apr

Further to this post from February (see the videos), are two months soon or just soonish? Five for five in the April 26 Republican primaries with real margins. It is what it is. As for videos, this…

Source: Mark Collins – The Donald: It’s All Over Now, or, This Could be the Last Time, Soon–Actually Now