"#China is forcing its Muslim minority to wear state-issued tracking devices while they perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage. A whole new terrifying level of surveillance"
"Another French Icarus flying too close to the sun? Approval rating of #Macron has collapsed from 64% in Jun2017 to 29% following softer-than exp growth, only moderate job gains & misbehaviour of his bodyguard. Berenberg expects Macron's reform agenda not to suffer Icarus’s fate."
Little more detail on *why* the yield on the US treasury is of such significance. Long but very interesting article about the history of the interest rate swap (there are 1.4 QUADRILLION $ of these things outstanding, banks are in over their heads...)
Also credit https://twitter.com/paulraymondz/status/1044641077846835200 for the image.
In #Romania, currently ruled by PSD party (which is known for #corruption and connections to former soviet elite) campaign has been launched to change the constitution in order to make sure that gay marriage will never be legal.
There is speculation this referendum is designed to distract attention from a referendum to prevent convicted criminals from holding political office, significant to Romania's #corruption problem.
Campaign is surprisingly well organized w/ Facebook memes (picture)
Latest poll from Germany: Far-right AfD above centre-left Social Democrats (SPD). CDU/CSU with very weak 28%.
Attitudes in #France shifting in an anti-european direction. Mélonchon is hard left, LePen is hard right, both anti-EU.
Afghan rapper Paradise Sorouri nearly killed when assaulted by 10 men for not wearing a #Hijab still fights for women's rights with her music.
They burned my face in the name of Islam.
Today I did something I have not done in 3 years, I bought new shoes! I'm not much of a consumer but for something that's probably going to be in my feet every day of the next 3 years, I take it seriously... https://mastodon.social/media/G9Ug-3UjuKNZ7AgBNRU
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