Archive for December, 2014

Hungary opts out of NATO’s new Cold War against Russia

December 28, 2014

Consortium of Defense Analysts

Below is Google Translate’s version of an article in Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, Dec. 25, 2014.

Note: Hungary joined NATO in 1997.

Hungary will not take part in the Cold War against Russia

Hungary's Viktor Orban accused the U.S. of expanding their influence in Europe with a new Cold War.EU President Jean-Claude Junker (l); PM of Hungary Viktor Orbán (r)

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán takes its distance from the EU and accuses the US government to try to instigate a new Cold War against Russia. Hungary will not participate.

The dispute between the Hungarian government and the US continues to escalate. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Tuesday that the US Government Takes corruption allegations against senior Hungarian officials as an excuse to expand US influence in Europe. Given the Ukraine crisis he accused the USA of also trying to draw the EU in the conflict. “Between the US and Russia, a mood like in the Cold War developed. We do not want to be…

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the latest Retro Lovely ~ Taboo Edition

December 24, 2014

Do Not Disturb - Chas Ray Krider

Just Off the Press: Retro Lovely-Taboo Issue #4. This issue contains dual features on Chas Ray’s work. The first, 22 photos from the re-release of Motel Fetish with an accompanying interview. Second, the cover and feature with 11 new photos of Angela Ryan. A limited number of copies are available: http://motelfetish.com/giftshop.html

Angela Ryan Cover: http://angelaryan.moonfruit.com/

Retro Lovely at: http://www.retrolovely.com/

Angela Ryan as seen inside Retro Lovely: ©2012 Chas Ray Krider

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Saudi Arabia Won’t Cut Oil Production to Boost Prices

December 22, 2014

TIME

Saudi Arabia will not cut oil production to boost depressed prices, a reversal in the kingdom’s usual policy of moderating supply to control prices and sending a strong message about the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) strategy for dealing with a slumped oil market.

Saudi Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali al-Naimi told reporters on Sunday that even if non-OPEC countries cut production, Saudi Arabia would not follow them, Reuters reports. Other ministers, including from Kuwait and Iraq, repeated the Saudi minister’s insistence on retaining steady production levels.

A boom in U.S. shale-gas production has flooded the global oil market and sent gas prices tanking.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Saudi Arabia’s refusal to cut oil production has led to speculation that the world’s top petroleum exporter could be seeking to knock gas prices even lower, testing U.S. shale-gas producers resolve to keep pumping. Saudi Arabia…

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