News Roundup

So our first story of the week is about an American prisoner in North Korea.  He’s been sentenced to six years for what seems like a bullshit charge of espionage, but I couldn’t help but notice that he says he’s in good health and works eight hours a day. Apparently he’s managed to achieve a standard of living many Americans would kill for these days.

Next we have a story about Turkish youth being attracted to ISIS.  Take a look at this quote, which could have come from any right-winger from Russia to Kansas:

“The children of that country see all this and become either murderers or delinquents or homosexuals or thieves,” she wrote.

Well obviously the solution to that is to murder people who don’t follow your wacky beliefs, preferably by beheading them! Thank Tayyip Erdogan and his AK Party for this bullshit.

And lastly, we have something Russia related. The Duma is discussing a bill which will make it possible to seize foreign owned assets in Russia. Congratulations, dipshits! You just discovered yet another way to speed up the already torrential flow of capital out of Russia, which will not be replaced by domestic capital because those who hold the purse strings are either too busy hoarding it, or trying to find new places to hide it. Of course the average dumbass on the street will still loudly proclaim that Russia doesn’t need foreign capital, quietly ducking into Sberbank to exchange another wad of rubles for US dollars just minutes later.  It must be liberating indeed when you don’t require any sort of consistency between your public proclamations and your actions.

1 thought on “News Roundup

  1. Jim Ferby

    The key to creating an economic policy for a country is to do whatever you want as long as it doesn’t really hurt you (the people creating the policies) while making idiots feel good. Anyway, Russia doesn’t need foreign money with all the Yuan soon to be flooding the central bank.

    As for the man in Best Korea, I am jealous he gets to escape the capitalist ratrace that plagues the rest of the world.


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