Randam Ron Paulism
The tired assertion that America "supports democracy" in the Middle East is increasingly transparent. It was false 50 years ago, when we supported and funded the hated Shah of Iran to prevent nationalization of Iranian oil, and it’s false today when we back an unelected military dictator in Pakistan - just to name two examples. If honest democratic elections were held throughout the Middle East tomorrow, many countries would elect religious fundamentalist leaders hostile to the United States. Cliché or not, the Arab Street really doesn’t like America, so we should stop the charade about democracy and start pursuing a coherent foreign policy that serves America’s long-term interests.”
Hypocrisy in the Middle East, February 26, 2007
Chinese Electricity Consumption Fell Massively In January, And The Chinese New Year Doesn’t Explain It
Ultra-brief note here from Nomura’s Zhiwei Zhang :
According to a China Securities Journal, China’s electricity consumption in Jan fell by 7.5%. We guess this might be a initial decline given 2002 (excluding a financial crisis period in 2008-09), indicating industrial prolongation might have slowed neatly in January.
They don’t have any some-more answers here during a moment, solely they contend that if you’re meditative it has something to do with a New Year, afterwards we are incorrect.
For now it’s only one of those things that make we go hmm…