The EU continues to finance Putin’s war to the tune of a billion Euro’s a day in return for Russian energy. The resulting rising energy costs are starting to bite.  No doubt this is a foretaste of things to come. Nevertheless the looming energy crisis remains eclipsed by talk of “emissions” and “renewables”? This week’s article discusses why.

The Internet and social media seem to be affecting human behaviour in unexpected ways. Perhaps we are living in a Social Sand Pile.

John Reid


Why Putin and the West Misunderstood Ukraine – Quadrant Online

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