Monday, June 30, 2014

Of course I'm a Catholic, I've been addicted to cats my whole life.

Important news from around the world:
  • My medical degree arrived today! I'm now a Doctor of Medicine. 
  • "Seven years late and at least $75 billion to set up" - Russia China Natural Gas Pipeline (South China Morning Post)
  • Iraq is being helped by Russia (Bloomberg).
    • Alert: Caliphate declared in Iraq/Syria (Zero Hedge)
    • Editorial: Declaration of Caliphate "could backfire" (The Daily Beast)
I can't help but notice that their 5 year plan includes taking over the Crimean peninsula. I think Russia might have a bit of a problem with this (among many).
  • 8 "rival fighters" crucified for "being too moderate" (Reuters)
  • BIS warns against destabilizing effect of low interest rates (The Telegraph)
  • Commodities: 
    • Copper down while investors wait for manufacturing data (Bloomberg)
    • Iron Ore mine closure in China (Bloomberg)
    • Corn still declining (Bloomberg)
    • Wheat at a global three year high (Bloomberg)
  • Japanese output rises (Reuters)
  • BNP Paribas going to be fined 8.9 billion in response to sanctions breaches (Market Watch)
  • Eminem's daughter just graduated from High School. I wonder what her dad thinks about guy's she's dating that have grown up on his music. (The Huffington Post)
  • 113 Uighurs sentenced in East Turkestan: China (World Bulletin)
  • Trampolines?? Caves?? Psychadelic lights?? I'm there! (Design Boom)
  • Take a pill. Kim Jong-Un threatens "merciless retaliation" for buddy movie starring James Franco and Seth Rogen (Gear Patrol)