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FreeManCast: The Making Of Fake News And Where The Refugees Came From

  Overtly false news published and packaged for profit. Government propaganda and information warfare. Highly questionable reporting that is accepted as fact and spread by mass media institutions. What exactly is fake news and how is it made? In a FreeManPost podcast, FMP publisher Josh Friedman and editor Brent Sanders look to the small Balkan

By |June 11th, 2017|Europe, Featured, FMP Commentary, Podcasts, Syria|

Postmodernism In Geopolitics: Obscure Philosophy Makes Inroads At The Kremlin, White House And Bilderberg

Henry Kissinger exiting the 2016 Bilderberg Conference By JOSH FRIEDMAN Though not commonly associated with political movements, the philosophy of postmodernism is becoming increasingly apparent in geopolitics and now seems to be penetrating circles of establishment and anti-establishment figures alike from the United States to Russia. The result is a general state of

Happy NEU Year

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following a Brexit-dominated 2016, the European Union is seeking to shore up its image in 2017. Existential challenges lie ahead, but EU officials are proposing deeper integration of member states as a way to repair a fragmenting union. Europa building To start the year, some EU officials are moving

By |January 6th, 2017|Commentary, European Union, Featured, FMP Commentary|

2016 In Review

By Josh Friedman 2016 was a year of backlash. Western ruling elites took a beating. Here is a look back at what happened: Events of the year 10. Fidel Castro Death Numerous celebrity deaths grabbed international headlines in 2016, but none of those figures significantly impacted millions of people’s lives the way Cuba’s longtime communist

By |December 31st, 2016|Analysis, Featured, FMP Commentary, Josh Friedman|

Messy Balkan Democracy

A billboard in the heart of Banja Luka showing Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik urging Bosnian Serbs to vote in the state holiday referendum The following is the second post of a hopefully regularly published blog on the Balkans. Read the first post here. By JOSH FRIEDMAN More than a month into a

By |October 29th, 2016|Europe, European Union, Featured, FMP Commentary, Josh Friedman|

Fall in the Balkans: Ethnic Rivalries and Refugees

Josh Friedman in front of the Republika Srpska presidency in Banja Luka, Bosnia Report on the Republika Srpska referendum: The following is the first post of a hopefully regularly published blog on the Balkans. By JOSH FRIEDMAN Summer has ended, but tensions are simmering in the Balkans. Talk of war has erupted for

By |September 25th, 2016|Featured, FMP Commentary|

Where Does Your Passport Rank?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Seven countries issue passports that provide more visa-free travel options than the U.S. passport, according to recently released rankings. German citizens have the world's top travel document. Henley & Partners (H&P), a residence and citizenship planning firm, ranks passports based on the number of countries and territories to which they provide visa-free access.

New Hampshire Primary Recap

By ARNOLD FRIEDMAN Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, two staunch critics of America's political establishment on the right and left, scored decisive victories in the first national primary election of this year's contest for president of the United States. Trump's 19-point win over his nearest challenger in the New England state of New Hampshire removed

By |February 11th, 2016|Americas, Analysis, Featured, FMP Commentary, United Kingdom, United States|

“American Sniper” Spared Fall From Grace Over Fatal Misstep

Court of Public Opinion Fails to hold “American Sniper” Accountable for Fatal Blunder By ARNOLD FRIEDMAN Most Americans recognize the need to keep guns away from dangerously troubled people.  Chris Kyle, however, was different than most Americans.  As a member of the elite Navy SEALs, Kyle survived four combat tours in Iraq while amassing a

By |February 6th, 2016|Americas, Analysis, Featured, FMP Commentary, United States|

HUMBLED IN IOWA: TRUMP LOSES HIS HEARTLAND GAMBLE

By ARNOLD FRIEDMAN Donald Trump figured he could have it both ways with the American news media in the preliminary round's first vote for president of the United States.  It didn't work. Trump's novice campaign has dominated the presidential news coverage, but his risky decision to skip last week's debate with other Republican party candidates

By |February 2nd, 2016|Americas, Analysis, Featured, FMP Commentary, United States|

How Notorious Criminals Become All But Forgotten

Voltaire Williams By ARNOLD FRIEDMAN For the foreseeable future, it’s quite likely that the name James Holmes will be infamous in the state of Colorado and perhaps across the United States.  Much the same as Charles Manson is in California and nationwide. Holmes’ place in the gallery of infamous mass killers is assured now

By |August 15th, 2015|Featured, FMP Commentary|

TRUMP: TITAN OF THE TINY TENT?

By ARNOLD FRIEDMAN For years Donald Trump flirted with running for president of the United States.  In mid-June, the billionaire real estate tycoon and former reality TV host decided that the time had come.  Trump joined the overcrowded field for the 2016 Republican Party nomination. Far from entering the presidential race cautiously, the former boss

By |July 31st, 2015|Americas, Featured, FMP Commentary, N. America, United States|

Five Reasons Why Your Dreams Are Worth Nothing, and Should Be Given Up

There is a mantra floating around the world at the moment. Everyone seems to be repeating it with absolutely no thought and consideration for the facts. FOLLOW YOUR DREAMs is a lie.If you truly want to follow your dreams, stay asleep. Otherwise, get real, and become aware of the fact that all hope is lost.

By |July 16th, 2015|Daniel Palin, Featured, FMP Commentary|

Greece’s Odious Odyssey

Greece's Odyssey The saga of the financial trouble in Greece continues. Something that some would have expected to end much sooner, like the journey of Odysseus. To cross from Troy to Greece ought to be a short and straightforward journey. For some reason this was not so. Again, much like the journey of Odysseus, which

Cambodia Takes Your Mum Jokes to the Next Level

Cambodia does not often make the headlines. This time it is for something extremely insensitive and offensive on a level beyond what any normal human being could be considered remotely capable of. The story relates to Autumn Allen. She is a 13-year-old American living in Cambodia. Recently, she sang on national television. At the end

By |May 14th, 2015|Commentary, Daniel Palin, Featured, FMP Commentary, News, South East Asia|

Farage Withdraws UKIP Resignation to Remain as Party Leader

Booooooo

Ding Dong the UKIP Dick Is Gone

Mr. Cameron's Conservative party has won a landslide victory in the recent UK elections. Such a wide majority was expected by very few sources. While not all might agree with the result, this cloud does have a clear silver lining. The leader of the xenophobic UKIP party, Nigel Farage has resigned. This follows the disappointing

“Protect Our Shores Against these Cockroaches with Gunboats”

A few days ago Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp attracted controversy once again. This time it was not for a phone hacking scandal or anything else which affects our impoverished and eternally persecuted ultra-wealthy celebrities. This time it was for something much, much more worrying. Although we might discount her opinion as that of only one individual,

North Korea should let its people reap what they sow

The North Korean regime is allowing farmers to exercise a little more control over their farming operations and even keep more of what they produce. Reports indicate that yields are increasing as a result of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un giving farmers limited power to make business decisions. Kim should now accept that agriculture is more productive when

By |March 8th, 2015|Commentary, Far East, Featured, FMP Commentary, North Korea|
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