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John Kerry’s friend joins the Board of Ukrainian gas producer, same company as Joe Biden’s son

Devon Archer Ukraine gas

Vice President Joe Biden‘s son and a close friend of Secretary of State John Kerry’s stepson have joined the board of a Ukrainian gas producer controlled by a former top security and energy official for deposed President Viktor Yanukovych. The move has attracted attention given Messrs. Biden’s and Kerry’s public roles in diplomacy toward Ukraine, where the U.S. expressed support for ... Read More »

Joe Biden’s son joins Board of largest Ukraine gas producer

Robert Hunter Biden

The farce is complete… Burisma Holdings, Ukraine’s largest private gas producer, has expanded its Board of Directors by bringing on Mr. R Hunter Biden as a new director. R. Hunter Biden will be in charge of the Holdings’ legal unit and will provide support for the Company among international organizations. On his new appointment, he commented: “Burisma’s track record of ... Read More »

Nestle CEO: Water is not a human right, should be privatized

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Gun control may be a hot topic, but what about water control? Recent comments from Nestle CEO Peter Brabeck imply that the world’s water will soon come under the control of corporations like his. Brabeck makes the astonishing claim that water is not a human right, but should be managed by business people and governing bodies. He wants water controlled, ... Read More »

Africom: US to build new drone bases in Africa

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The US is planning to consolidate its position in Africa with a new drone outpost in Niger, with the stated purpose of providing unarmed surveillance support to French efforts in Mali and keeping tabs on al-Qaeda elements on the continent. The robotic unmanned aircraft would likely be based in Niger, on the eastern border of Mali, where French forces are ... Read More »

Asteroid mining company aims for deep-space colonies

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A new asteroid-mining company launched Tuesday with the goal of helping humanity expand across the solar system by tapping the vast riches of space rocks. The new firm, called Deep Space Industries, Inc., announced today (Jan. 22) that it plans to launch a fleet of prospecting spacecraft in 2015, then begin harvesting metals and water from near-Earth asteroids within a decade or ... Read More »

Scientists may have found a 200 mile river of oil

Oil on Saturn moon Titan

…but it’s on the other side of the solar system. NASA scientists say they’ve discovered a Nile-like river on Titan, the most Earth-like of Saturn’s moons. Oh, and the river is made of oil. “Titan is the only other world we know of that has stable liquid on its surface,” Jia-Rui Cook of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab writes. “While Earth’s hydrologic cycle relies on ... Read More »

Congo’s $24 trillion mineral wealth: Corporations vs M23

Congo minerals

Global financial markets don’t pay much attention to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They should. The central African country produces major quantities of tin and tungsten, about half of the world’s cobalt output and about three percent of the world’s copper and gold, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Consumer electronics makers would also be well-advised to watch ... Read More »

‘War crime': Gaddafi, his son and over 60 loyalists executed by rebel fighters

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Libyan rebels abused and mass murdered Colonel Gaddafi, his son Mutassim, and 66 loyalists, after their capture a year ago, Human Rights Watch says. It calls for an investigation and prosecution of those responsible for what they slam as war crime. The 50-page report “Death of a Dictator: Bloody Vengeance in Sirte” details the last hours of Muammar Gaddafi’s life ... Read More »

The Wars in the Middle East and North Africa are about oil

war for oil

The Iraq war was really about oil, according to Alan Greenspan, John McCain, George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, a high-level National Security Council officer and others. Dick Cheney made Iraqi’s oil fields a national security priority before 9/11. The Sunday Herald reported: Five months before September 11, the US advocated using force against Iraq … to secure control of its oil. The Afghanistan war was planned before 9/11 (see this and this).   ... Read More »