My man Richard Sherman said something that kicked off the 2014, year-round, banal, racial back-and-forth that parades as debate in the U.S.
Other than that the Seattle Seahawks are my team, on account that they’re from my neck of the … Read the rest
Matriculants who wrote maths, maths literacy and physical science did much worse than their peers in 2013, said monitoring body Umalusi on Wednesday.
Speaking from Pretoria today, Umalusi council chairperson John Volmink said the drop in mathematics results was due … Read the rest
On New Year’s eve, the acrimonious tone of South African public debate seems to have become even more pronounced. Just yesterday another stereotypical cultural-Marxist piece by Professor Anton van Niekerk appeared in Afrikaans on the Netwerk24 site and already conservatives … Read the rest
A wheelchair-bound farmer and his family were assaulted and robbed by blacks on their farm in Mpumalanga, Beeld reported on Tuesday.
“They forced my father to repeat ‘I love black people’,” 70-year-old Johan Lange’s daughter Monique was quoted as saying.… Read the rest
Everyone wants good news, so the government makes it up. The latest fiction is that US real GDP grew 4.6% in the second quarter and 5% in the third.
Where did this growth come from?
Not from rising real consumer … Read the rest
China will start swaps and forwards between the yuan and the national currencies of Russia, Malaysia and New Zealand on December 29, the China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) reported Friday.
Earlier in December, China’s Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng … Read the rest
The German chancellor’s office has fallen victim to a hacking attack, according to a German newspaper. The Regin malware in question has been linked to British and US spy agencies.
The complex spying malware arrived via a USB stick to … Read the rest
The global oil market is going through an upheaval, with non-OPEC production led by North American producers surging while OPEC’s traditional price-setting role changes. First, US oil production and proven oil reserve growth over the past several years is astonishing. … Read the rest
A US warship has left the area where Iran is performing major military exercises following a warning issued by an Iranian naval patrol aircraft.
The patrol aircraft belonging to the Airborne Division of Iran’s Navy warned the vessel, along with … Read the rest
A mysterious Chinese blogger has provoked a storm of speculation online over claims he predicted the disappearance of an AirAsia flight thirteen days before one vanished.
In a series of posts which have gone viral, the man appears to warn … Read the rest
If you talk to a Russian about the international political situation, sooner or later you will be informed that there is a country in North America that you’ve never heard of. Its name is ‘Pindosia,’ ‘Pindostan’ or, more officially, ‘United … Read the rest
South Africa has no civil war but violence is one of the top five causes of death in the country, according to a study published by The Lancet, the Sunday Times reported.
According to the report, South Africa was the … Read the rest
Tens of thousands of police from cities across the United States filled a New York City church and nearby streets on Saturday for the funeral of one of two policemen shot by a man who said he was avenging the … Read the rest
A far-right Israeli group that agitates against Arabs in the name of religion and national security is forcing the Jewish state into a legal and political balancing act as it tries to contain sectarian violence.
Among their activities, Lehava activists … Read the rest