+  2022-07-11 12:58

“The End of the World is Just the Beginning” is a weird book by @PeterZeihan — self-described as an “optimist, green, internationalist, and democrat” — who retells us a mix-mash of #history, geography, #economy and chemistry lessons taught in school,

then declares that the #USA — the best country on the planet with all the right people, neighbors, resources, technologies and geographies — will self-isolate and thrive, while the globalized world, including the #EU, will collapse without American naval support. 🤦🏻‍♂️

The book closes with: “Challenges and opportunities beckon. Cultural. Economic. Technological. Climatic. Demographic. Geopolitical. Exploring that #future will be a hell of a project. Maybe that’s what I’ll do next.”

A good book for the high-school American teenager who would appreciate a cheerfully humorous recounting of how much everyone else is screwed? 🤷🏻‍♂️

 +  2021-08-13 10:09

#EU’s upcoming #sanctions against the Taliban will focus primarily on the export restriction of “Annette” by Leos Carax to Afghan cinemas… as we (Europeans) tend to solve all our problems using our globally-admired #cinema, like closing the theaters first in the pandemic.

A formidable pressure against the Strong Sage Fighters™ following the precepts of the Best True Book for Medieval Men™… no doubt.

 +  2021-04-03 18:59

Amerika hat das Silicon Valley hervorgebracht, die #EU die Datenschutz-Grundverordnung — @ericgujer / @NZZ…

 +  2021-03-06 01:59

Wow. And I thought I understood the #EU #VAT system in detail. 😮

Have you heard of the “margin VAT scheme” that applies to transactions of second-hand goods in #Europe? Sellers pay VAT on the _difference_ between the buying and selling price, instead of on the _totals_

No VAT is charged or deducted on the transaction itself.…

 +  2015-05-18 12:11

As long as each country in #Europe fights for its own #cinema industry, instead of uniting under a #EU flag, American hegemony will remain.

 +  2012-01-12 10:48

#Apple’s App Store has been illegally avoiding #EU #VAT laws for years now! Their service department says they sell #B2C only… #LogicPro?


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