Posts Tagged ‘optimism’

The Optimism-Fatalism Historical Cycle

Authored by Gregory Copley via The Epoch Times, No fundamental form of human behavior, for better or worse, disappears forever. Cycles of wealth, fear, or frustration force changes, and they bear an uncanny similarity to Shakespeare’s “Seven Ages of Man.” We are, above all else, predictable. The present decline, distortion, or much-heralded “end of democracy” […]

Baghdad gets make-over as repairs kindle guarded optimism

Living in Baghdad's sprawling Sadr City suburb for the past 15 years, Khodr Abbas, 73, had to walk along a mud and dirt track to get to his home, where he would struggle to get fresh water to flow and waste-water to flush through rickety pipes, Reuters reports. That finally changed last month. Diggers, bulldozers […]

S&P 500, Nasdaq Open Higher on Earnings Optimism

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq opened higher on Tuesday (April 18) as an upbeat quarterly report from Bank of America boosted optimism about the earnings season amid concerns about a looming recession. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 22.02 points, or 0.06 percent, at the open to 33,965.16. The S&P 500 opened higher by 12.94 […]

Archbishop of America: I return to the USA with renewed optimism

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America has returned to the United States having concluded a productive and successful meeting at the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The Archbishop, joined by some of the Metropolitans of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, traveled to Istanbul to discuss matters pertinent to the Charter of the… […]

Oil Rises on China Demand Optimism and Supply Concerns

LONDON—Oil prices rose on Monday, buoyed by optimism over Chinese demand, continued production curbs by major producers, and Russia’s plans to rein in supply. Brent crude rose 59 cents, or 0.7 percent, to $83.59 a barrel by 1020 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for March, which expires on Tuesday, was up 58 cents, […]

Is There Reason for Optimism in 2022?

As the COVID-19 panic approaches 2 years, with the return of lockdowns and mandatory vaccinations on the horizon, are there legitimate reasons for optimism in 2022? There’s a certain nostalgia which overtakes humanity come the end of one year and the beginning of another. We find ourselves faced with another set of 12 months with […]

Poll: American Optimism of Country’s Direction Falls Nearly 20 Points

Months into Joe Bidens’ presidency, Americans’ optimism regarding the direction of the country has dropped nearly 20 points, a recent ABC News/Ipsos poll found. ABC News reported on Sunday: A majority — 55% — of the public say they are pessimistic about the direction of the country, a marked change from the roughly one-third (36%) that […]

Reasons for optimism? President Biden’s first month

After almost two trillion dollars in tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations that again failed to trickle down to working people as promised, a nativist approach to economic and foreign policy that alienated the United States from much of the world and the almost year long train wreck of the Trump Administration’s response to […]

First Palestinian election since 2005 stirs optimism in Gaza

Mohammed Saleem is 27 years old and hopes to finally vote in an election this spring when the Palestinians are expected to go to the ballots for the first time in 15 years. Saleem, a journalist from Gaza City, plans to cast a vote for the Fatah party and the sitting president Mahmoud Abbas, whose […]

Netanyahu’s optimism about COVID vaccines gives way to concern

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Biden and the Middle East: Misplaced optimism

Khalil al-Anani 25 November 2020 The Arab region in general will not rank high on the list of foreign priorities for the incoming US president US president-elect Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Delaware, on 19 November (AFP) There has been a state of optimism in the Arab world since the announcement of Democratic candidate Joe […]

Viral Optimism: The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine

The New Dark Age 10 November 2020 — Global Research By Dr. Binoy Kampmark The announcement that Pfizer Inc., along with its collaborative partner BioNTech SE, had come up with a successful vaccine candidate to combat the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 sent the markets soaring.  In New York, Pfizer’s shares rose by 15 percent in pre-market […]

The Pentagon, Russian ‘threats’ and the Congress budget debate connection

     Statements warning of a so-called “Russian threat” to US security are linked to discussions in Congress on next year’s military budget, said a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, noting the idea of this “threat” has been a “top-seller” for the Pentagon. “We were not surprised by the loud statements of US security officials who saw […]

The world’s oldest known monument – Göbekli Tepe

     Located in the southeastern region of Anatolia in Turkey is an archaeological site known as Göbekli Tepe. Deemed “unremarkable” when the site was first discovered in the early 1960s, Klaus Schmidt thought otherwise, and we should be glad he did. Were someone to ask you what is the oldest monument known to mankind, most […]

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