Overwhelming Evidence Part 3

The Lack of Major Wars May Be Hurting Economic Growth:

The continuing slowness of economic growth in high-income economies has prompted soul-searching among economists. They have looked to weak demand, rising inequality, Chinese competition, over-regulation, inadequate infrastructure and an exhaustion of new technological ideas as possible culprits.
An additional explanation of slow growth is now receiving attention, however. It is the persistence and expectation of peace.

Sapere Aude!

Georg Trappe


Overwhelming Evidence Part 2


 Leaning over a map of eastern Ukraine on his desk, Gennady Korban gripped a ballpoint pen and drew a squiggling blue line down its center.  The border, he said, marked the battlefront in his country’s war with pro-Russia separatists.  One side was stable, rid of ‘troublemakers,’ he said.  On the other are ‘maniacs,’ he said. … He called the border ‘Kolomoisky’s line’—after his billionaire boss, who is emerging as one of the more unlikely protagonists to emerge from Ukraine’s fight for survival.  When its high-profile conflict with Russia began, the fledgling government in Kiev was caught flat-footed, with an army with little fighting experience or funding.  Enter Ihor Kolomoisky, a 51-year-old outspoken banking tycoon.  Now recently appointed by the country’s president as governor of Dnipropetrovsk region in eastern Ukraine, he has decided to dip into his fortune to bolster that army and defend the homeland.   So far, that has included buying tires, car batteries and fuel for army units, as well outfitting local militias.  He also announced a program to buy up contraband weapons and offer a $10,000 bounty for any pro-Russia militant captured with a gun. … Mr. Kolomoisky declined to say how much he is spending personally to build up what his aides call the ‘Kolomoisky army,’ but experts estimate it is about $10 million a month just to fund the salaries of militia and police units, some of whom technically report to Ukraine’s army and interior ministry.”





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Georg Trappe


Overwhelming evidence

"Secretary of State JohnKerry on Sunday laid out what he said was overwhelming evidenceof Russian complicity in the downing of a Malaysian airliner ineastern Ukraine as he made the U.S. case against Moscow in themost emphatic and explicit terms yet."
Hm, may I ask what the overwhelming evidence consists of?

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER PER Koch-2“ von Darren Koch - http://www.airliners.net/photo/Malaysia-Airlines/Boeing-777-2H6-ER/1776608/L/.
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So far I have seen nothing, that could be considered substantial evidence for one of the possible crash causes. But I see a overwhelming hysteria and a blame game totally out of control. And it is a shame that western politicans like Kerry and the media have nothing more to offer then stiring up this hysteria. And the question is: Why are they doing it?

Sapere Aude!

Georg Trappe

Iran Air Flight 655
Airliner shootdown incidents