It's OK to Laugh at Yourself For Being White
Ziwe Fumudoh, a stand-up comedian and writer with Above Average, created a web series titled Baited with Ziwe. In each episode, she lures one of her white coworkers into a room and opens a dialogue about race that could go very poorly.
"When we were scripting the series, we talked about different angles and topics that would really make them feel as uncomfortable as possible," said Fumudoh. "We wanted to know what would make them squirm, and that's what led to the sweaty, improvised moments in the show."
Trump's DOE Pick Vows To End Global Warming Scam
Man-made global warming is a hoax created by the elite to make money and damage the U.S. economy, according to President-elect Donald Trump – and his picks for prominent roles in the administration prove he is serious about ending the scam.
Trump met with Dr. Will Happer, an outspoken climate change skeptic, on Friday in New York and sources in Washington report the prominent Princeton University professor is joining the administration.
In 2015 Dr. Happer declared UN “policies to slow CO2 emissions are really based on nonsense. We are being led down a false path. To call carbon dioxide a pollutant is really Orwellian. You are calling something a pollutant that we all produce. Where does that lead us eventually?“
Dr. Happer, who specialises in the study of atomic physics, optics and spectroscopy, also blasted mainstream media pundits for distorting facts and misleading the public, declaring himself “outraged by distortions of CO2 & climate intoned by hapless, scientifically-illiterate newscasters.”
Trump is building a team of climate change skeptics, suggesting we are about to experience an abrupt change in policy. In November, Trump selected Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general, to run the Environmental Protection Agency, signaling his determination to dismantle President Obama’s legislation on climate change.
“Obama thinks it’s the number one problem in the world today. I think it’s very low on the list,” Trump said on the Hugh Hewitt show, indicating a major shift in U.S. policy.
Trump continued: “You know in the 1920s people talked about global cooling, they thought the earth was cooling. I believe there is weather and I believe there is change and I believe it goes up and it goes down and it goes up again and it changes depending on years and centuries.”
Pointing out that U.S. manufacturing and the economy as a whole has suffered since climate change rules were introduced by global organizations – making everybody poorer, except the elites who profit from the fearmongering – Trump has promised to make America competitive again.
Liberals Getting Prepped Before Trump-a-thon Begins
Colin Waugh bought a shotgun four weeks before November’s election.
An unapologetic liberal, he was no fan of firearms. He had never owned one before. But Waugh, a 31-year-old from Independence, Missouri, couldn’t shake his fears of a Donald Trump presidency — and all of the chaos it could bring. He imagined hate crimes and violence waged by extremists emboldened by the Republican nominee’s brash, divisive rhetoric. He pictured state-sanctioned roundups of Muslims, gays, and outspoken critics.
“I kept asking myself, ‘Do I want to live under tyranny?'” said Waugh, who supported Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary and later backed Hillary Clinton. “The answer was absolutely not.”
With Trump now days away from assuming the White House, Waugh’s preparing for the worst. He’s made “bug-out bags” stuffed with ammo, energy bars, and assorted survival gear for his wife and their three cats. He’s begun stowing water and browsing real estate listings in Gunnison County, Colorado, which he’s determined to be a “liberal safe-haven.” Last month, Waugh added a 9mm handgun to his arsenal.
His advice to others on the left fearful of the next four years? “Get ready. Pay attention. Keep your wits about you.”
Waugh’s not alone. He is among a new cadre embracing extreme self-reliance in the wake of Trump’s surprising victory. Long a calling among conservatives spooked by big government boogymen and calamitous natural disasters, the so-called prepper movement is gaining a decisively liberal following.
“We’re tired of being perceived as wusses who won’t survive when shit hits the fan,” said Stacy, a Texas Democrat who recently caught the prepper bug. She spoke with Vocativ on the condition we not publish her last name. “I, for one, don’t like to be thought of as some precious snowflake.”
After years cast as a fringe survival group, preppers entered a kind of golden age during the Obama presidency. A horrific housing crash and the spectacle of Hurricane Sandy helped give rise to reality television shows like Doomsday Preppers and Doomsday Bunker, and fueled a multi-billion dollar survival industry. Branded by some as a foreign-born, gun-grabbing socialist, Obama aroused deep suspicion among the patriot groups, right-wing conservatives, and apocalyptic Christians at the center of the growing movement.
Trump Is Leading America's New Anti-Communist Counter Revolution
Trump Is Leading America's New Anti-Communist Counter Revolution
The century anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution occurs this year. Any serious examination of The Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union must conclude that the systematic eradications of millions and the ruthlessness of the Communist commissars rule was a miserable failure, even by Marxist postulates. Russia today is quite different from the Gulag Archipelago that Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn experienced and wrote about. “And those who, like you and me, dear reader, go there to die, must get there solely and compulsorily via arrest.”
Yet with all the moronic obsessions that proliferates the warmonger establishment and the mass media, the true Fake News echo chambers, the world is being pushed into the danger zone of oblivion. Any well schooled observer of geopolitics understands that conflicts are instituted or fabricated to achieve certain contrived political objectives. Ideology of theoretical and academic distinctions among varied systems for the social order, are as remote to the thinking of abused sheeple as any intellectual integrity among ivory tower hypocrites.
Nevertheless, the gradual indoctrination of the non critical public, absorb the cultural socialism of the last century, while distorting their debased brains into thinking they are anti-communists. Sorry my fellow Americans, the Communist Manifesto , has long ago been adopted by countless collectivist betrayers. Totalitarianism has been accepted as the official implementation conduct to perpetuate and expand the globalist empire.
How did this happen and what awaits a nation that refuses to face reality? James Perloff lists several developments in the methodical destruction of Russia and asks DO AMERICANS FACE A RED TERROR?
“Though America would never have accepted outright communist revolution, it is now adopting measures accurately termed socialism. The Illuminati are employing a timeworn principle: To boil a frog, don’t toss him in boiling water – he’ll jump out. Instead, put him in lukewarm water and gradually raise the heat; the frog never realizes he’s been boiled. This slow warming is “Fabian socialism” (gradual communism).”
Oh, what a succinct description why Bernie Sanders comrades drank the hemlock of Bolshevik progressivism.
Radio Free Europe, not exactly a friendly surrogate outlet of Russia Today asks, A Century After Russian Revolution, Will Putin Bury Lenin?
“Putin has drawn on aspects of both the tsarist and Soviet eras in his efforts to shape Russia. Many critics accuse him of echoing practices of Soviet times – and even of dictator Josef Stalin – in his quest to tighten his grip over Russia.
But he has done more to link his image to the long history of tsars than to the relatively brief, badly checkered Soviet experiment – seven oppressive decades that began with the kind of upheaval Putin seems bent on ensuring does not threaten his rule.
Groundbreaking Study Shows Half of Cancer Patients are Killed by Chemo — NOT Cancer
The cancer patient killer – chemotherapy. A groundbreaking study shows that up to 50 percent of cancer patients die from the drugs, not the disease. Researchers from Public Health England and Cancer Research UK, who performed the study, examined the numbers of cancer patients who died within 30 days of beginning chemotherapy; indicating the treatment, not cancer, as the cause of death.
Big pharmaceuticals rake in droves of funds off of their victims directly before they are slaughtered by the “solution” not the problem. Countless times we the people get told, that Big Pharma knows best, but now for the first time – cancer research shows otherwise.
Thousands of patients were examined within this study, and within the study, they included all women with breast cancer and all men and women with lung cancer residing in England, who were 24 years or older and who started a cycle of SACT in 2014.
The researchers then calculated the 30-day mortality after the most recent period of SACT for those patients. For the study the researchers did logistic regression analysis, adjusting for relevant factors, to examine whether patient, tumor, or treatment-related factors were associated with the risk of 30-day mortality.
For each cancer type and intent, the researchers calculated 30-day mortality rates and patient volume at the hospital trust level and contrasted these in a funnel plot.
The Findings: https://www.dropbox.com/s/w2omed2unfop7jo/cancer.pdf
Between Jan 1, and Dec, 31, 2014, we included 23 228 patients with breast cancer and 9634 patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in our regression and trust-level analyses. 30-day mortality increased with age for both patients with breast cancer and patients with NSCLC treated with curative intent, and decreased with age for patients receiving palliative SACT (breast curative: odds ratio [OR] 1·085, 99% CI 1·040–1·132; p<0·0001; NSCLC curative: 1·045, 1·013–1·079; p=0·00033; breast palliative: 0·987, 0·977–0·996; p=0·00034; NSCLC palliative: 0·987, 0·976–0·998; p=0·0015).
30-day mortality was also significantly higher for patients receiving their fi rst reported curative or palliative SACT versus those who received SACT previously (breast palliative: OR 2·326 99% CI 1·634–3·312; p<0·0001; NSCLC curative: 3·371, 1·554–7·316; p<0·0001; NSCLC palliative: 2·667, 2·109–3·373; p<0·0001), and for patients with worse general wellbeing (performance status 2–4) versus those who were generally well (breast curative: 6·057, 1·333–27·513; p=0·0021; breast palliative: 6·241, 4·180–9·319; p<0·0001; NSCLC palliative: 3·384, 2·276–5·032; p<0·0001). We identified trusts with mortality rates in excess of the 95% control limits; this included seven for curative breast cancer, four for palliative breast cancer, fi ve for curative NSCLC, and seven for palliative NSCLC.
Shockingly, the chemotherapy mortality rate shows that up to 50% of cancer patients, treated with chemo, died from chemo – not cancer. Big pharma does not know best; chemotherapy is a horrific ‘solution’ to cancer. Other solutions exist, but don’t expect your mainstream doctor to prescribe them. Interestingly enough, also according to the study, the 50% mortality rate could in part be based on doctor discretion. Leaving up to question if the doctors were being paid commission by Big Pharma for chemo-patients.
Millennials Are Worth Half as Much as Their Parents Were at the Same Age
Advocacy group the Young Invincibles looked at the income, assets, net wealth, home ownership, and retirement savings of millennials and boomers when they were around the same age in a Friday reported based on data from the Federal Reserve.
The report found that millennials—15 to 34-year-olds in 2013—were worth roughly half as much as the boomer generation and are earning about 20% less in comparison to young adults in 1989. While millennials earned $40,581 on average in 2013, members of the boomer generation earned $50,910 annually in 1989.
Meanwhile, young adults with debt and a degree in 2013 earned roughly the same as those who had no degree at all in 1989: $50,000.
One Third of Americans Can’t Afford Safe Running Water
According to a new report, more than a third of the population of America has no access to clean, reliable drinking water. We don’t generally think of the United States as being a country where people just cannot afford to access safe water, but this is becoming more common every day.
• When we think about homes without running water, we usually have a picture in our minds of third world countries.
• When we think of water-borne diseases killing babies and those whose systems are just not robust enough to cope with drinking water from creeks and contaminated streams we aren’t thinking about people right here at home.
• When we think about the spread of cholera and typhoid due to lack of clean water and sanitation, we think of squalid destinations far away.
But the kind of extreme poverty that puts people in these straits is occurring right here in America and in vast, increasing numbers. (Go here to get a free download about the economic collapse of Venezuela. This information can help you get more prepared for the economic collapse that seems to be hurtling toward America.)
A third of Americans can’t afford public water.
A report by Elizabeth Mack, an assistant geography professor at Michigan State University, says that a third of Americans can’t afford public water. It goes on to predict that within 30 years, 36% of Americans will be unable to afford to pay for public water to be piped to their homes. Mack analyzed water consumption, pricing, demographic and socioeconomic data for the study.
Water rates have increased 41 percent since 2010, and if they continue at that pace over the next five years the number of households that cannot afford water and wastewater services could soar to an estimated 40.9 million, or 35.6 percent of all households.
Further, shrinking populations in major cities such as Detroit and Philadelphia means fewer people to pay for the large fixed cost of water service. Some 227,000 customers in Philadelphia, or 4 out of 10 water accounts, are past due, while 50,000 delinquent customers in Detroit have had their water service terminated since the start of 2014, the study says. Households in Atlanta and Seattle are paying more than $300 a month for water and wastewater services (based on a family of four).
Can you imagine that? More than a third of Americans being unable to afford running water and sewer services?
This lack of services could cause horrible illnesses and death.
Even more chilling, can you imagine the kind of diseases that will spread through towns and cities if people cannot effectively dispose of their waste?
Read the rest:
Fascist Commies At CDC Scared Trump's Administration Will Oppose Mandatory Vaccines
At the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, the mood is bleak. President-elect Donald Trump’s surprise victory over Hillary Clinton has generated agency-wide anxiety, with employees reportedly worried about the impact of a Trump presidency on job safety, funding and public health policies.
CDC employees are literally falling apart and becoming emotionally disturbed over their future with Trump.
Specifically, CDC employees fear that Trump appointed public leaders may not support mandatory vaccinations – especially in light of the most recent meeting between Trump and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., an outspoken critic of the pharmaceutical industry. Employees are also worried that the policies of a Trump presidency will create a general atmosphere of ‘scientific regression.’
According to a representative of the radio station WABE, ‘one microbiologist (at the CDC) said her colleagues were crying in the hallways.’
Trump has been outspoken about his personal beliefs regarding vaccination, saying that he not only has never had a flu shot in his life, but that he has never suffered from the flu in any form.
The atmosphere of worry at the CDC stands in sharp contrast to the authoritative tone of an NPRM – or Notice of Proposed Rule Making – released a mere three months ago.
In the NPRM, the CDC and the Health and Human Services Department alarmed natural health and personal freedom advocates with a proposal for an unprecedented expansion of powers, claiming the ability to detain, force vaccinate and even quarantine American citizens without due process – if they are believed to be “infected with a communicable disease in a qualifying stage.”
Expansion of the definition of “qualifying stage” – to extend to people showing no visible symptoms – has led to fears of forced quarantines and “medical witch hunts” in which the government could round up troublesome or unpopular individuals and detain them indefinitely under the guise of protecting public health.
MAGA! Hyundai Motor Plans to Invest Up to $3.1 Billion in US Plants, Create Jobs
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Hyundai's latest investment plan represents a almost 50% increase from $2.1 billion the group invested in the USA during the previous five-year term.
Chung Jin-haeng, president of the group, has denied this decision is in response to pressure from Trump.
Amid criticism from president-elect Donald Trump of some vehicle manufacturers' North American manufacturing investment strategies, Hyundai-Kia is stressing that it plans high levels of investment in its United States operations over the next five years.
Mr. Chung said Hyundai is also considering a new US factory to build high-margin, high-demand models such as a USA -specific sport utility vehicle and the Genesis premium sedan.
"We are studying the plan diligently", he said, adding that whether or not to build a new plant will depend on demand.
Hyundai Motor and Kia join a growing list of automakers announcing investments in the USA, even though they have yet to be singled out by Trump.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA.MI) has also said it would invest $1 billion in two existing plants in the US, creating what it says will be 2,000 new jobs. Carmakers are eager to cooperate with the incoming administration as they prepare to ask for favors including weaker fuel economy rules and lower corporate taxes.
Hyundai have said between 30 percent and 40 percent of the investment would be in Research and Development whilst they also hope to develop self-driving and eco-friendly technologies.
"The U.S. market is strategically a very important market for us and success or failure there is a barometer of our success globally", Chung said.
Chung said Hyundai will start production at Kia's Mexico factory this year as planned, but added that he was "agonising" over the plant's production capacity. "Our interest in the USA market is consistent regardless of the government of the day". Kia's factory in West Point, Georgia is also at full tilt, producing 360,000 units of the Optima sedan and Sorento SUV a year.
Kia Motor said last year that it plans to build 400,000 vehicles a year at its Mexico plant, but a spokesman said on Tuesday that the annual capacity figure was subject to change.
3 Major Types of Personality Disorders
1. Odd/Eccentric Behavior Cluster
• Schizoid: Are introverted, withdrawn, and emotionally restricted. These individuals tend to fear intimacy and are socially detached.
• Paranoid: Have difficulty trusting others and are prone to aggressive and angry outbursts. They are unforgiving, jealous, and secretive, and often perceive others as being unfaithful or deceitful.
• Schizotypal: Exhibit odd or eccentric manners and speech. They experience distorted thoughts and perceptions, and have difficulties forming relationships.
2. Emotional/Erratic Behavior Cluster
• Borderline: Have abrupt mood swings, unstable relationships, and distorted thinking under stress. They experience the world in extremes, fear abandonment, struggle with self-image, and can be self-destructive and suicidal.
• Narcissistic: Display a constant need for admiration and attention, and have an exaggerated sense of self-importance. They lack empathy and can be overly sensitive to criticism; prone to mood swings ranging from feelings of emptiness and insecurity to grandiosity.
• Antisocial: Are manipulative, impulsive, and irresponsible individuals who are not empathic. They are at risk for alcohol and substance abuse, often get into legal difficulties, and can become violent and aggressive when provoked.
• Histrionic: Attention-seeking individuals who are excessively emotional. They are often self-indulgent and manipulative.
3. Anxious/Fearful Behavior Cluster
• Avoidant: Are overly sensitive to rejection, timid, and uncomfortable in social situations. They sometimes have no close relationships outside of their immediate family.
• Dependent: Submissive individuals who lack self-confidence and depend on others to make decisions. They are uncomfortable being alone and crushed if a close relationship ends.
• Obsessive-Compulsive: Methodical, conscientious individuals who strive for perfection but are rarely satisfied with whatever achievements they make. They often take on too many different responsibilities and are unable to adapt to changes that occur. They feel helpless when a situation is not under tight control.
Good! Hungary Dispatches New 'Border Hunters' To Keep Illegals, Islamic Terrorists OUT
The first batch of Hungary's 'border hunters' have been sworn in before they get to work patrolling a razor-wire fence built to keep migrants out.
Members of the border protection officers' new unit attended their swearing-in ceremony in Budapest today, and will undergo six months of training before they go on duty.
The new recruits will support Hungarian police officers and soldiers in border protection, and will be equipped with pistols with live ammunition, pepper spray, batons, handcuffs and protective kit.
Hungarian police were looking to recruit 3,000 of the 'border hunters' who will reinforce up to 10,000 police and soldiers.
They are due to start work in May, and will be paid 150,000 forint (£424) for the first two months, rising to 220,300 forint (£622.50).
Those eligible to sign up must be over 18, physically fit and must pass a psychological test, police officer Zsolt Pozsgai told Hungarian state television in September.
The razor-wire fence the new recruits will be patrolling runs the entire length of Hungary's borders with Serbia and Croatia, where hundreds of thousands of migrants have crossed during the refugee crisis.
In a referendum in October more than 98 per cent of participants supported Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's proposals to shut the country's doors to refugees and reject any EU plans to introduce quotas among its member countries.
Facebook Wants To Scan and Store All Your THOUGHTS, Creating New Mind-reading Device
Facebook wants to know your deepest, darkest thoughts.
In April, the site revealed the existence of a new division, known only as 'Building 8' which is dedicated to creating ground-breaking products at the intersection of hardware, software, and content.
And a new job advert posting suggests that the mysterious division could be working on mind-reading technology.
Hopefully no one is dumb enough to buy something like this!
One advert is for a 'brain-computer interface engineer' to work on a '2-year B8 project focused on developing advanced BCI technologies.'
Details on what the job will involve are limited, but the advert adds that one of the key responsibilities will be applying 'machine learning methods, including encoding and decoding models, to neuroimaging and electrophysiological data.'
The second advert is for a 'neural imaging engineer' who will be responsible for 'a project focused on developing novel non-invasive neuroimaging technologies.'
Both jobs are based at the Menlo Park site in California.
These limited descriptions suggest that Building 8 might be working on monitoring how brain activity changes when looking at pictures or videos.
Globalists Plan Bio-warfare Against The Western World, Antibiotics Will Be Rendered Useless
Globalists Plan Bio-warfare Against The Western World, Antibiotics Will Be Rendered Useless
The heartbreaking story from Yahoo News that the Drudge Report linked to on Saturday reports that a woman in her 70's who'd been living in the state of Nevada has died from an infection that was resistant to all 26 available antibiotics. Raising new concerns about the rise of dangerous superbugs that have become resistant to our greatest medical weapons against them, their story illustrates both the dangers that Americans and the world face in the new 'post-antibiotic era' we're entering as well as showing how woefully unprepared our medical system is for such change.
A May 2016 story from The Week reported antibiotic resistance could cause 10 million deaths a year by 2050 - more than cancer they report - while also warning "medicine could go back to the dark ages unless the world acts soon". Also reporting that a new class of antibiotics hadn't been created in a decade and antimicrobial resistance had turned into 'as big a risk as terrorism', they also warned in their story that a simple cut on one's finger could turn into a deadly disease that leaves us fighting for our lives and here's the 'kicker': "luck will play a bigger role in your future than any doctor could."
As we hear in the 1st video below about this sad case, according to Dr. Randall Todd, the director of epidemiology and public health preparedness for the Washoe County Health District in Nevada, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "basically reported that there was nothing in our medicine cabinet to treat this lady." As they also report, these health developments have worldwide implications.
Todd said other patients in the same unit at the Reno hospital were also tested for the infection, but none tested positive. "Had any of the other patients been infected with this, they would have had the same resistance," he said.
"This is kind of scary stuff, and that's why we jump on things like this very quickly."
Soros crashes the turkish lira as well as the british pound
"There's been a curious trend occurring on the worldwide index on Twitter. '"Dolar 3.70" began trending earlier in the week. Then "Euro 4". After that there was "Dolar 3.89'. Most of tweets were coming from Turkey.
These numbers weren't sophisticated puzzles from coders or the name of new albums from tween pop stars. The tweets were about currency - specifically the plummeting value of the Turkish lira.
The Turkish lira, which fell to 3.8% (the biggest daily drop since a failed coup in July 2016) against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday had many social media users worried about Turkey's economy and security - although several of the sentiments expressed on social media contained a heavy dose of dark humour.
Although this may be unfair, given we are only weeks into the new year, the lira is currently the worst performing currency of 2017.
Some online commentators have mocked President Erdogan's repeated appeals to the public to convert their dollars to lira. Back in December, desperate small business owners offered free haircuts, meals and loaves of bread to those willing to prop up the economy by selling off their dollar stocks. But as most credit agencies have now cut the lira's credit rating to junk status, one Twitter user labelled the government's pleas as an ineffective "troll show."
7 Reasons Pro-Agenda 21, Pro-Carbon Tax, Eco-fascists Are In Total State of Panic
7 Reasons Pro-Agenda 21, Pro-Carbon Tax, Eco-fascists Are In Total State of Panic
The environmental movement could have a bad year in 2017.
Environmentalists saw their favored political party suffer losses in the 2016 election. Billionaire Tom Steyer was 2016’s biggest political donor, pouring more than $87 million into Democratic coffers — but his preferred candidates lost across the board.
President Barack Obama is leaving office Jan. 20, and President-elect Donald Trump will take his place. Republicans control both chambers of Congress, and have vowed to roll back Obama-era environmental regulations.
That’s bad for environmentalists, but it could be even worse for these seven reasons:
Modern Soviet EU Dictators Push Harsh Gun Control After Destabilizing European Nations
EU officials said the proposals, which were first mooted in 2015, will restrict access to some high-caliber weapons and give law enforcement authorities new tools to trace the weapons' origins and avoid them being sold on the black market.
Support for the new rules gained traction following several Islamic Terror atrocities on European soil, including the Paris, Nice and Brussels attacks over the past two years.
"We have fought hard for an ambitious deal that reduces the risk of shootings in schools, summer camps or terrorist attacks with legally held firearms," European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in statement.
But Juncker said Brussels "would have liked to go further."
Standardized marking will be introduced for weapons' components, along with the immediate registration of firearms sales, details of which will be kept in national police databases.
The rule change is the bloc's first since 1991 and must still be voted on by the European Parliament.
Gun-control legislation differs widely across the EU. Some countries sought exemptions on buying and selling semi-automatic firearms for groups ranging from shooting clubs to collectors.
US Could Be Energy Independent by 2026
The United States could be energy independent for the first time since 1953.
Declining energy imports and growing energy exports could make the United States a net energy exporter by 2026, according to a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
“The United States could be completely … energy independent,” EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski said during a press conference on Jan. 5.
Making America energy independent is one pillar of President-elect Donald Trump’s energy policy. He plans to reduce imports, increase domestic production, and eliminate OPEC’s influence on oil prices in the United States.
Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at Price Futures Group, says the United States is on the cusp of achieving the goal of becoming energy independent.
“This should be more incentive for OPEC to comply with their stated production cuts because they will have less influence on the price in the coming decades,” he stated in a blog post.
The EIA’s report provides various long-term scenarios of domestic energy markets through 2050. The scenarios depend on different assumptions on economic growth, oil prices, technological progress, and energy policies.
“With strong domestic production and relatively flat demand, the United States becomes a net energy exporter over the projection period in most cases,” states the report.
Despite a growing population and a growing economy, energy consumption is expected to increase by just 5 percent between 2016 and 2040, according to EIA’s base case projections. However, energy production is expected to increase by more than 20 percent during the same period.
The EIA believes Brent crude oil prices will average around $52 per barrel in 2017. And in the base case, the price of Brent crude oil will reach $109 per barrel by 2040, compared to $226 per barrel in case of high oil prices and $43 per barrel in the low oil price scenario.
If oil prices increase as sharply as in the high prices scenario, the United States could become a net energy exporter within just a few years, according to the EIA.
Merkel Drops An Unwanted Truth Bomb! Merkel Accuses Bush & Obama Regimes Of Causing Refugee Crisis
An angry Berlin has responded with a staunch defense of its policies after President-elect Donald Trump criticized German Chancellor Angela Merkel in two separate Sunday interviews, one with Germany's Bild and one with the Sunday Times, for her stance during the refugee crisis while threatening a 35% tariff on BMW cars imported into the US.
Germany’s deputy chancellor and minister for the economy, Sigmar Gabriel, said on Monday morning that a tax on German imports would lead to a “bad awakening” among US carmakers since they were reliant on transatlantic supply chains. “I believe BMW’s biggest factory is already in the US, in Spartanburg [South Carolina],” Gabriel, leader of the centre-left Social Democratic party, told the Bild newspaper in a video interview.
“The US car industry would have a bad awakening if all the supply parts that aren’t being built in the US were to suddenly come with a 35% tariff. I believe it would make the US car industry weaker, worse and above all more expensive." Playing Trump's threat off Congress, Gabriel added that he "would wait and see what the Congress has to say about that, which is mostly full of people who want the opposite of Trump" as quoted by The Guardian.
Responding to Trump’s comments that Merkel had made an “utterly catastrophic mistake by letting all these illegals into the country”, Gabriel said the increase in the number of people fleeing the Middle East to seek asylum in Europe had partially been a result of US-led wars destabilising the region.
Slamming US foreign policy - and thus the Obama regime, not to mention Angela Merkel's close friend Hillary Clinton - as a culprit for the European refugee crisis, Gabriel said that “there is a link between America’s flawed interventionist policy, especially the Iraq war, and the refugee crisis, that’s why my advice would be that we shouldn’t tell each other what we have done right or wrong, but that we look into establishing peace in that region and do everything to make sure people can find a home there again,” Gabriel said.
"We are making gigantic financial contributions to refugee shelters in the region, and these are also the results of US interventionist policy.”
While Merkel has yet to provide a direct response to Trump's statements and refused to comment on the interview during a news conference with New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English, saying she would wait until after Trump's inauguration and then planned to work with him at all levels of government, her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said the chancellor had read the Trump interview “with interest”, but declined to comment in more detail until the president-elect had been sworn in.
“We are now waiting for President Trump to start his term and will then work closely with the new government,” he said, adding that "It’s a clear statement of the positions of the new American president, but the positions of the chancellor on many of these issues are equally clear."
Germany's leaders were not the only (government) unhappy with Trump's statement: Pierre Moscovici, European economic affairs commissioner, also found fault with Trump’s assertion that other European countries would follow in Britain’s footsteps and leave the EU.
“I’m not worried, I think this idea that Brexit is going to be contagious is a fantasy, a bad fantasy,” Moscovici told reporters in Paris. “Brexit is not a great thing,” he said, warning Trump that comments advocating a break-up of the EU would not get the trans-Atlantic relationship off to the best start.
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Pissgate:could Trump be impeached?
The provenance of the dossier lies with a Washington-based opposition research firm, Fusion GPS, led by former journalists skilled in digging up secrets on public figures. The company was employed in September 2015 by one of Trump’s Republican detractors to look into his dealings. According to the BBC, an outside group supporting then presidential candidate Jeb Bush was the main client initially, followed by an anonymous Democratic donor. Fusion GPS in turn contracted a former British counter-intelligence officer with strong Russia contacts to delve into Trump. Reports gathered by the contractor based on his Russian sources were brought together to form the dossier, which in turn began to circulate between the FBI, British intelligence and DC-based journalists who looked into the allegations but could not stand them up.
The most potentially damaging line of inquiry contained in the dossier that could yet cause Trump trouble relates to allegations that members of his team were in close contact with Russian officials in the course of last year’s presidential election over Russian hacking of Democratic emails that were later published by WikiLeaks. Independent reports suggest that US intelligence agencies were already investigating alleged links, such as those between businessman Carter Page and senior Russian officials. The president-elect’s spokesman Sean Spicer this week said that the president-elect “does not know” Page, even though Trump himself last March described Page as a member of his foreign policy team.
Were Trump’s team to be found to have conspired with the Kremlin to distort the 2016 presidential election, that would certainly fall into the impeachable category.
Next few days hell of a ride UNTIL 2017 20 01
Monday Social Media outrage intensifies
"Trump's favorability rating historically low, poll finds"
Of the 1,032 adults polled across the U.S. from Jan. 4 through Jan 8, 40 percent had a favorable view of Trump compared to President Obama, who enjoyed a 78 percent rating ahead of his inauguration.
George W. Bush meanwhile held a 62 percent favorability rating and Bill Clinton a 66 percent rating.
Trump’s score, however, is higher than it was during the campaign.
Gallup said Trump’s favorability rate never rose above 38 percent on the campaign trail. And while 82 percent of Republicans hold a favorable opinion of the real estate tycoon, that’s also down from past presidents.
Gallup said Republicans were nearly unanimous in their rating of Bush in January 2001, with 97 percent of GOP respondents rating him favorable at that time. Obama enjoyed a 95-percent favorable rating among Democrats and Clinton a 92 percent rating.
When asked about Vice President-elect Mike Pence ,42 percent of Americans had a positive opinion of the former Indiana governor.
Tuesday (((News comes out)))
Wednesday False Storm
Thursday Calm before the real Storm, as dusk falls positions are taken
Friday CURRENT YEAR
Barely a day after the U.K. referendum, parties in places like the Netherlands and Austria suggested they might hold votes of their own.
Soros claimed the largest threat in Europe also comes from Italy, where the populist Five Star Movement may rise to power as a "full blown banking crisis" looms.
He added that the EU was a "flawed construction."
The billionaire, known as the man who broke the Bank of England, has said that Brexit is the final nail in the coffin for the EU.
He said the UK's split from the EU is likely to hasten the break-up of the 28 member bloc, to be 27 after UK exit.
He said:"The consequences for the real economy will be comparable to the financial crisis of 2007-2008 but the implications for Europe could be far worse.
"Tensions among member states have reached breaking point, not only over refugees but also as a result of exceptional strains between creditor and debtor countries within the eurozone."
Mr Soros made around £690million after his infamous bet that sterling was overvalued against the Deutsche Mark, which forced former Prime Minister John Major to pull the pound out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM).
The American Public Is Called To Boycott Mainstream Media For Being Deceitful and Unreliable
Cut Cable Bills Forever, Still Have Access to TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCJ-BELDeEE
Can the mainstream media still be trusted by the American public to give them accurate and credible news, information that matters especially those the powers-that-be want hidden, and critical and insightful analyses on the implications of burning current events to the country?
Last month, just as most Americans were caught up with the preparations and festivities of the holidays, President Obama silently but perhaps cunningly signed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act
(NDAA) into law, which effectively gives $611billion in military spending for this year. Now, what is wrong with that when passage of the NDAA is an annual event, and a matter of formalities and regular procedures? Something is wrong because just like in the past, Obama managed to insert a controversial and dangerous provision in the NDAA.
The most insidious provision the outgoing administration deceitfully included in the 2017 NDAA is called the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016 which if one critically analyses it is essentially tantamount to a U.S. Ministry of Truth. The corporate mainstream media predictably, though disappointingly again, only gave token attention to the NDAA in their reports, and deplorably failed to dig deep into the grave implications of the wily provision. Such major failure on the part of the mainstream media to report on the complete and big picture on the NDAA has left the American public in the dark about the Information War being practically waged on them by the government no less- or this Obama administration in particular.
Introduced by Congressman Adam Kinzinger and Ted Lieu, H.R. 5181 officially claims it seeks a "whole-government approach without the bureaucratic restrictions" to counter " foreign disinformation" and manipulation which they believe threaten the world's "security and stability". H.R. 5181 would effectively task the Secretary of State with coordinating the Secretary of Defense, the Director of National Intelligence, and the Broadcasting Board of Governors to "establish a Center for Information Analysis and Response" which will pinpoint sources of disinformation, analyze data and "develop and disseminate fact-based narratives to counter effrontery propaganda."
What is the provision's fundamental implication? As reported by the alternative and far more critical Zero Hedge the legislation represents practically a dramatic return to Cold War era government propaganda battle. The Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016 would pave the way for further curtailment of press freedom and will provide another means to stifle an avenue of accurate information.
These days, it has been mainstream media's tactic and devious ploy to label any news or opinion that goes against their conventional views and stand as " fake news" or " Russian propaganda" to conveniently protect their vested interest of maintaining their informational control and regaining their positions as informational gatekeepers- something which the rise and dominance of social media has destroyed. But before the mainstream media were exposed for their deviousness and were massively discredited as a result, the U.S. government was already strategizing a legally underpinned crackdown on any news that deviates from the official government line -often propagated by discredited mainstream media and government mouthpieces like the CNN and Washington Post- and dismiss the sources of such dissenting news as " fake news".This is the government's way of controlling information, and the way the public think, leaving the government the only arbiter of truth backed by the force of law- truly, extremely dangerous and practically a throwback to the dark ages of tyranny.
Why Did A Liberal Town, Full of Environmental Activists, Just BAN Solar Energy!?
A Rhode Island town temporarily halted the building of a new solar power project for the next three months over safety and land use concerns.
Coventry and Green, Rhode Island’s city council, voted 4 to 1 for a three-month moratorium on solar power shortly after blocking construction permits for a small solar plant. The moratorium was intended to promote safety and preserve the town’s rural character.
“I just think for safety’s sake and to protect the town, the developers and residents a moratorium is something reasonable,” Karen Carlson, a city-councilwoman who voted for the ban, told The Coventry Courier.
Roughly 54.4 percent of Rhode Island voted for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to The New York Times and the county where Coventry is located saw 52.2 percent of residents vote for Clinton. The former secretary of state promised to produce enough wind and solar energy to power every U.S. home.
Coventry isn’t the only small liberal town to ban green energy in its backyard.
Residents of Tompkins County, New York have been fighting a planned wind farm which would power nearby Cornell University for the last 11 years.
The wind farm is relatively small — only 16 megawatts — but it is still being opposed by many locals.
More than 100 residents signed an open letter demanding that any wind turbines built be farther away from their homes than the plans dictate.
Environmentalists are increasingly against wind and solar power at the local level. Even in comparatively progressive places like Vermont or Great Britain, wind and solar installations tend to be aggressively opposed by local residents.
Major environmental groups like the Center For Biological Diversity have a long history of pursuing legal action against “green” development, like wind turbines or solar farms, which it believes encroach on animal habitats and kill tens of thousands of birds.
CHINA NOW THREATENING THE UNITED STATES OVER SEA DISPUTE! "Prepare For A Military Clash"
The US should "prepare for a military clash", a state run Chinese tabloid newspaper has warned.
Less than 24 hours after US Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson appeared to call for a blockade of South China Sea islands, a strongly-worded English editorial in the Global Times accused the former ExxonMobil chief executive of "rabble-rousing".
He "had better bone up on nuclear power strategies if he wants to force a big nuclear power to withdraw from its own territories", the paper, which is known for writing hawkish editorials, said. However, despite being state run, it does not necessarily reflect government policy.
In its first response to Mr Tillerson’s comments, China’s foreign ministry stressed the importance of mutual respect and cooperation with the US.
At a daily briefing spokesman Lu Kang Lu said relations between the two countries were based on “non-confrontation, non-conflict, mutual benefit and win-win cooperation."
The energy-rich South China Sea through which about $5 trillion (£4 trillion) in ship-borne trade passes every year has nonetheless been a source of tension in the region.
Despite competing claims from other countries, including the Philippines and Vietnam, China has built seven artificial islands on reefs and rocks, outfitting them with military length airstrips and anti-aircraft guns.
During his time in office, President Barack Obama's administration has conducted periodic air and naval patrols to assert the right of free navigation in the South China Sea.
These have angered Beijing and a Chinese warship recently seized a US Navy underwater drone before returning it a few days later.
Seeking to blockade China's man-made islands would be a major step that Washington has never raised as an option
The Global Times editorial said: "The US has no absolute power to dominate the South China Sea. Tillerson had better bone up on nuclear power strategies if he wants to force a big nuclear power to withdraw from its own territories.
"If Trump's diplomatic team shapes future Sino-US ties as it is doing now, the two sides had better prepare for a military clash."
MAGA! Amazon To Create More Than 100,000 Full-time Jobs In Next 18 Months
Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, +0.38% said Thursday that it will create more than 100,000 full-time, full-benefit jobs across the U.S. over the next 18 months. The new additions will take the U.S. full-time workforce from 180,000 in 2016 to more than 280,000 by mid-2018. The new jobs will be nationwide and cut across functions from software developers and engineers to entry-level positions, the company said. Most will be in fulfillment centers currently under construction in states including Texas, California and New Jersey. Amazon says it has created more than 150,000 jobs in the U.S. over the past five years. In addition to job creation, the company said more than 9,000 employees have taken advantage of the Career Choice program, which pre-pays 95% of tuition for a variety of courses. Amazon shares are down 0.2% in premarket trading, but are up 29.3% for the past 12 months. The S&P 500 index SPX, -0.77% is up 17.4% for the last year.
The staffing up will help the e-commerce giant as it pushes into categories from groceries to hardware, online video, fashion, cloud services and multiple tiers of delivery services. Many of the jobs will be in new fulfillment centers, the company said in a statement Thursday.
Seattle-based Amazon said it plans to increase its full-time U.S.-based workforce to more than 280,000 by mid-2018 from 180,000 in 2016. Amazon had about 230,800 full-time and part-time employees as of Dec. 31, 2015.
“These jobs are not just in our Seattle headquarters or in Silicon Valley—they’re in our customer service network, fulfillment centers and other facilities in local communities throughout the country,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder and CEO.
Bezos said he plans to add another 100,000 new jobs "across the company over the next 18 months as we open new fulfillment centers, and continue to invent in areas like cloud technology, machine learning, and advanced logistics.”
Head of MI6 used information from Pissgate in warning on Russian aggression
Warnings on cyberattacks show ex-spy’s work is respected
The head of MI6 used information obtained by former officer Christopher Steele in his Trump investigation, in a warning against Russian cyberattacks and attempts to subvert Western democracies, The Independent has learned.
Sir Alex Younger’s briefing notes for his first public speech as head of the Secret Intelligence Service contained some of the material supplied by Mr Steele, according to security sources. Drawing on the alleged hacking carried out by Moscow in the US presidential campaign, he warned of the danger facing Britain and Western European allies, and especially to elections due to be held next year.
Security sources stress that MI6 had extensive information, British and international, on the Russian threat apart from that of Mr Steele. But they pointed out that he is held in high regard and the contribution he provided was valuable.
In one of his recent tweets, Mr Trump described Mr Steele as a “failed spy”. He also claimed in another tweet that “James Clapper [director of national intelligence] called me yesterday to denounce the false and fictitious report that was illegally circulated. Made up, phony facts. Too bad!”
Mr Steele had, in fact, a highly successful career in MI6, received a number of commendations and is highly regarded by both British and American intelligence agencies. Mr Clapper pointed out that what he had actually said was that the intelligence service “has not made any judgement that the information in this document is reliable”.
Mr Steele and a Washington based company, Fusion GS, were initially hired by Republican opponents of Mr Trump and, after he won the Republican nomination, the Democrats. After Mr Trump’s surprise election win their services were no longer required by the Democrats. However, Mr Steele and, it is believed, one of his American colleagues, continued to work without pay because they felt that what they were uncovering should see the light of day. Mr Steele passed on what he had found to the FBI and MI6 because he believed such material was a matter of national security for both countries.
Wells Fargo Closing Down Over 400 Bank Branches
The vast Wells Fargo branch network is shrinking.
Wells Fargo announced plans on Friday to shut down more than 400 bank branches by the end of 2018. That's on top of the 84 locations it pulled the plug on in 2016.
The acceleration of branch closures at Wells Fargo is a reflection of Americans' preference for online and mobile banking these days. Unlike Wells Fargo, its chief rivals Bank of America (BAC) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) have been a lot more aggressive in shutting branches in recent years.
Wells Fargo (WFC) said the new branch closures haven't been fueled by the bank's fake account scandal.
However, Wall Street analysts do see a link. Not only does Wells Fargo face rising legal and compliance costs to clean up the mess, but its branches aren't likely to be the profit engines they once were.
Wells Fargo has eliminated the unrealistic sales goals that led to the bad behavior and its account openings have declined dramatically in recent months.
UBS analyst Saul Martinez wrote in a report published Friday that he had long expected the "scandal was likely to be a catalyst for a more aggressive focus on expenses."
REINS Act Passed In House, Could Curb Future Executive Orders Via Congressional Oversight
In response to eight horrific years of Barack Obama’s executive abuses, the House of Representatives recently passed legislation that gives Congress new veto power over any major rule or regulation coming out of the executive branch that impacts the economy by $100 million or more.
Known as the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act, or REINS, the bill requires Congress to review any executive orders passed outside the normal bounds of the legislative process, when such orders are estimated to cost Americans exorbitant amounts of money. Its aim is to stop the executive branch from acting as dictator, and instead restore power back to the people.
A recent report by the Competitive Enterprise Institute revealed that federal regulations currently cost Americans roughly $1.885 trillion, or the equivalent of more than $15,000 per household. At the time when the report was released in 2016, there were 60 federal departments, agencies and commissions facing 3,297 regulations at various stages of the regulatory pipeline. Under the REINS Act, Congress will now have 70 legislative days to review each of these regulations and decide whether or not they should move forward.
“The House has just passed a groundbreaking piece of legislation that remains consistent with my view in the rebalancing of power in the federal government,” says Congressman Jeff Duncan, a Republican from South Carolina who helped co-sponsor the bill.
“The outgoing administration broke constitutional restraints time and time again. By flaunting the immense power of executive rulemaking, the outgoing administration shamefully turned the pen and the phone into a political weapon against the American people. Without passing the REINS Act, the boundaries for administrative rulemaking are endless.”
“This legislation is historic,” Rep. Duncan adds. “Legislators … will now be forced to focus more on their craft, while the executive is restrained from the current practice. The people now have a say against these rules. It’s a win for all Americans. I call on the Senate to pass this major upgrade in American governance, where the people finally gain back a defense against the costly attacks on their ways of life by out of touch bureaucrats.”
However, opponents of the REINS Act say the bill could have a detrimental effect by undermining existing safety and environmental standards that protect both people and planet. While it might sound like a good thing that Congress now has the ability to veto regulations that are shadily enacted via executive order or that serve some other purpose besides benefiting the nation and its people, some see it as a major roadblock to positive reform.
Some also have concerns about what the REINS Act might do to over 40 years of “progress in environmental protection, civil rights, labor standards, health and safety and consumer protection,” to quote one source. While offered up as a measure to increase accountability, the REINS Act may end up being used for quite the opposite purpose, skeptics worry.
Assassination Plot Against Trump Thwarted? Weapons Cache Found In Washington DC
Washington D.C. police have found a cache of weapons in the Capitol just days before Trump’s inauguration, sparking fears that an assassination is being planned for January 20th.
The discovery of a violin case containing two guns prompted police to uncover more guns and ammunition nearby. The discovery of these weapons comes just days after Russian intelligence officials warned of a plot by the U.S. deep state to assassinate the President-elect.
U.S. Park Police and D.C. police Wednesday afternoon investigated the two areas where the weapons were found. Traffic on Canal Road near the boathouse had been stopped during the investigation but the road has reopened.
A woman walking along the canal late Wednesday morning saw some debris surrounding a violin case along the stone wall that lines the road, according to park police. When she opened the case, she found two guns inside, and she brought it to authorities near Fletcher’s boathouse.
About a quarter-mile north of that location, investigators found a second site with multiple weapons and ammunition surrounded by trash and other debris.
Park Police spokeswoman Sgt. Anna Rose said there were a variety of weapons recovered, including long guns and pistols. The weapons were in buckets and bags, Rose said, although she said she didn’t believe any of them were loaded.
“There’s no indication as to why these weapons were here, when they came to be here or the circumstances surrounding it — that part’s all under investigation,” Rose said.
Rose said there was no imminent threat to people walking nearby. But authorities decided to close the road out of an abundance of caution and to keep the area clear as investigators worked. Authorities reopened the road to traffic around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The D.C. police bomb squad also conducted a sweep of the area.
Police praised the woman who spotted the weapons.
“This woman saw something and she chose to come forward and say something, giving us the opportunity to make sure this area remains safe for everyone,” Rose said. “And as we approach the inauguration, I think that’s really important to highlight.”
Norwegians "Mix races for prettier children!"
Norwegian journalist says Whites should mix races to have “prettier children” and “weaken racism”
Frank Rossavik, the political editor for Norway’s Bergens Tidende newspaper, said that he wanted immigration entirely because he wanted White people to have mixed race children.
“I remember well the immigration debates of the time when I was a student in the early 1980s” he writes on AftenPosten.
“But I had bigger ambitions than that of the then-famous slogan ‘Yes to a colorful community.’ For me, immigration was an opportunity to solve two problems.”
“Firstly, I was concerned that people were not pretty enough. Pakistanis are for example not unattractive, usually. The same applies to White Norwegians. But mixing them creates a multitude of beautiful children of different color shades.”
“The second issue concerned the role of religion. In the 1980s, I was on the warpath against Christianity. It threatened me as a homosexual, an atheist and as the critically minded man in my youth I thought I was.”
“The aim was thus the mixing of races and religions. At the time I thought that both were destined to become reality, only it would take a few decades.”
“I have not given up, but so far it does not look so good.”
Rossavik then cites statistics which show that the most frequent mixed marriages are Norwegian-Danish, and that most people from non-White groups say they want to marry their own people.
“Youngsters should be doing it. By marrying someone from a different background, one weakens racism and the oppressive aspects of religion. Moreover, you will probably have prettier children.“
This reminds me of the Irish politician who said mixing immigrants with Irish “better looking and taller” children.
Most of the anti-Whites who want to get rid of White majorities won’t admit it directly. But here we have the confession of a journalist who tells you why he wants White genocide.
As we keep saying, “diversity” is just their code word for White genocide. Whenever you hear them say “diversity” what they mean is, “let’s get rid of Whites”.
We have to keep repeating ourselves on this point, because anti-Whites have sneaky ways of saying one seemingly innocent thing, but actually meaning something more sinister.
Obama Blames 1st Amendment for Fall of Globalism! "Fake News" and Talk Radio Killed Us!
During his interview on CBS’s Sunday “60 Minutes” broadcast, President Barack Obama blamed the “corrosive nature” of talk radio and fake news for providing two of the most unpopular presidential candidates in history.
“You had two of the most unpopular presidential candidates selected by the two parties in history. Doesn’t that say something’s wrong, something serious is wrong?” host Steve Kroft asked.
Obama responded, “It indicates that there is a lot of cynicism out there. It indicates that the corrosive nature of everything from talk radio to fake news to negative advertising has made people lack confidence in a lot of our existing institutions. I think it indicates, at least on the Democratic side, that we’ve got more work to do to strengthen our grassroots networks.”
“In some ways, the Democratic Party hadn’t constructed itself to get that message out to the places it needed to get to,” he continued. “The Tea Party I have huge disagreements with, obviously. But I give them credit for having activated themselves. And they made a difference in terms of moving the Republican Party, in terms of moving the country in a particular direction. It’s a direction I disagreed with. But it showed that, in fact, you get involved, if your voice is heard it has an impact.”
Caution Soros Provocateurs, You Might Soon Get Run Over... Literally!
Running over protesters may soon be legal in North Dakota, if conservative lawmakers are successful in advancing legislation introduced last week.
House Bill Number 1203 (pdf) states that, “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a driver of a motor vehicle who unintentionally causes injury or death to an individual obstructing vehicular traffic on a public road, street, or highway, is not guilty of an offense.”
The bill is slated to be heard by the North Dakota’s House Transportation Committee on Friday.
Rep. Keith Kempenich (R-Bowman), one of the bill’s co-sponsors, told the Bismarck Tribune on Wednesday, “[The roads are] not there for the protesters. They’re intentionally putting themselves in danger.”
“It’s shifting the burden of proof from the motor vehicle driver to the pedestrian,” Kempenich said.
Tara Houska, an Indigenous water protector and attorney who has resided at the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) resistance camps since August, told NBC News that the bill was “a direct violation of our First Amendment rights.”
Spy Sky! Earth's Atmosphere Will Be Turned Into Massive Surveillance System Using LASERS
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EARTH’S atmosphere can now be turned into a massive spy lens using cutting edge technology.
BAE Systems are designing a directed energy laser system that could allow military commanders to spy on enemy activities from space.
BAE believe that within 50 years, one of their aircraft could use an “atmospheric lens” to observe people from very long distances using the Earth’s atmosphere as a tool.
The lasers temporarily change the Earth’s atmosphere into magnifying glass structures which can alter light and radio signals.
This means users can listen into radio signals for thousands of miles.
A spokesperson said: “Within the next 50 years, scientists at BAE Systems believe that battlefield commanders could deploy a new type of directed energy laser and lens system, called a Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens which is capable of enhancing commanders’ ability to observe adversaries’ activities over much greater distances than existing sensors.”
“Working with some of the best scientific minds in the UK, we’re able to incorporate emerging and disruptive technologies and evolve the landscape of potential military technologies in ways that, five or ten years ago, many would never have dreamed possible,” added Professor Nick Colosimo, BAE Systems’ Futurist and Technologist.
Laser technology is hotting up, with Britain unleashing a Star Wars’ style laser cannon dubbed Dragonfire.
The concept mimics the ionosphere, a naturally occurring layer of the Earth’s atmosphere which can be reflective to radio waves.
The radio signals bounce off the ionosphere allowing them to travel very long distances through the air and over the Earth’s surface, picking up every radio signal in its wake.
BAE Systems claimed the lens could also be used as a form of “deflector shield” too.
The Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens (LDAL) concept was developed by technologists at the Company’s military aircraft facility in Warton, Lancashire.
The Deep State Goes to War With President-Elect
IN JANUARY 1961, Dwight Eisenhower delivered his farewell address after serving two terms as U.S. president; the five-star general chose to warn Americans of this specific threat to democracy: “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” That warning was issued prior to the decadelong escalation of the Vietnam War, three more decades of Cold War mania, and the post-9/11 era, all of which radically expanded that unelected faction’s power even further.
This is the faction that is now engaged in open warfare against the duly elected and already widely disliked president-elect, Donald Trump. They are using classic Cold War dirty tactics and the defining ingredients of what has until recently been denounced as “Fake News.”
Their most valuable instrument is the U.S. media, much of which reflexively reveres, serves, believes, and sides with hidden intelligence officials.
/pol/ & /leftypol/ BTFO! Martin Luther King, Jr's Niece Announces She Voted For Donald Trump
Dr. Alveda King, the pro-life niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has just done something that’s turned the liberal world upside down. What she just announced sent a shockwave through the rank and file Democrat world, and it’s safe to say, the left did not want you to hear the surprise King announced today.
It is most certainly purposeful that Dr. Alveda King chose today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to make her stunning announcement, admitting she voted for Donald Trump in the presidential election this past November.
The 65-year-old Evangelist and Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn made her earth-shaking announcement in an interview with The American Thinker:
“I pray that all polar opposites learn to Agape Love, live and work together as brothers and sisters—or perish as fools. While I voted for Mr. Trump, my confidence remains in God, for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Prayers for President-elect Trump, Congressman Lewis, and everyone including leaders.”
The reference Alveda King made in regard to Congressman Lewis stems from the most recent mainstream media manufactured controversy, where Lewis stated that he won’t be attending Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Trump Supporters Prayed to God Trump Would Win. Hillary Supporters Prayed To Satan. Who Won?
Millionaire heretic Madonna has revealed that she practiced Jewish mystical witchcraft on election night to make Donald Trump lose.
Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar, Madonna described focussing on Trump’s image on the TV screen while “lighting candles, meditating, praying, offering our lives” as her agent and friend recited verses from the Quran.
She goes on to say that her agent knew someone who worked on the Clinton campaign, and that early in the night they heard that things were not going as expected for the Democratic nominee.
‘It was just like watching a horror show. And then she was reading from the Quran, and I was reading from the Zohar,’ said Madonna, referring to the collection of stories about Jewish mysticism that is central to the Kabbalah.
‘We were doing everything: lighting candles, meditating, praying, offering our lives to God forever, if only,’ said the 58-year-old, seemingly puzzled that God wasn’t interested in answering the prayers of a woman who earlier in the campaign promised oral relations with anybody who voted for Hillary.
In the end, Trump defeated Clinton, and months later Madonna is still struggling to accept that her mystical witchcraft was not enough to overpower the will of the American people.
Explaining that she “always gets what she wants”, Madonna said she is unable to accept what has happened: ‘It’s like being dumped by a lover and also being stuck in a nightmare.’
This is how she feels every morning now, she said, waking up sad and heartbroken and devastated.
The singer also said she finds herself saying each day: ‘Wait a second. Donald Trump is the president. It’s not a bad dream. It really happened.’
Making the past two months more difficult no doubt is the fact that Madonna was also a big supporter and fan of President Obama.
BOOM! US-Mexico Border Closed Amid Bloody Riots, Murder, Looting
The attempted assassination of a US consular official and bloody protests, riots and looting that were spilling over into America have forced the closure of the US-Mexico border as the nationwide rebellion continues spiralling towards full-scale revolution.
FBI offered a $20,000 reward for information on the attempted assassination.
CCTV footage of the gunman, who is still at large, has been posted on the US Consulate’s Facebook page.
More than a week after the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto deregulated gasoline prices, which instantly rose as much as 20%, Mexicans are taking to the streets and the protests and riots are growing by the day.
LA Times reports: Four people have been killed and more than 1,500 arrested while looting, staging road blockades and marching in protests such as the weekend demonstrations in Rosarito and along the border.
The price hike, which many believe will lead to higher prices for food and household goods, is opposed by 99% of Mexicans, according to a recent poll, and has drawn the condemnation of business groups, truckers unions, leaders of the political opposition and even the Catholic Church.
Thousands of people marched at a large demonstration in Mexico City on Monday — the second major protest in the capital in four days.
“Out, Peña!” chanted crowd members, who included university students and grandmothers, as they took over Reforma, the city’s biggest boulevard.
In a televised address Thursday, Peña Nieto asked for understanding, saying his government would have been forced to cut funding for social services if it hadn’t raised prices, because of rising fuel costs internationally and the devaluation of the Mexican peso.
“I ask you,” Peña Nieto said, “what would you have done?”
His question was quickly transformed into a social media meme, with thousands of Mexicans offering alternative solutions, including combating corruption at Pemex, Mexico’s state-run oil company, and cutting the gasoline vouchers distributed to elected officials.
Margarita Zavala, the wife of former President Felipe Calderon and a likely 2018 presidential candidate, said in a video posted on her Facebook page that the anger on display in Mexico in recent weeks has less to do with gasoline and more with a perception of corruption and mismanagement among Peña Nieto’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI.
The president’s approval rating has fallen to about 25%, and several high-profile current and former members of his party, including ex-governors, face corruption charges.
“The government thinks the indignation is just a result of gasoline increases, but they’re mistaken,” said Zavala, who belongs to the right-leaning National Action Party, or PAN. “The indignation is also due to the abuse, the lies, the injustice and the corruption.”
HELL YES! Trump Wants Alternative Media To Join Future Press Briefings
The incoming Trump administration is considering moving White House press briefings out of the West Wing to accommodate more than the “Washington media elite,” President-elect Donald Trump’s press secretary said.
“This is about greater accessibility, more people in the process,” Sean Spicer said Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Media Buzz.” Involving more people, including bloggers and others who aren’t from the mainstream media, “should be seen as a welcome change,” he said.
“The briefing room is open now to all reporters who request access,” White House Correspondents’ Association President Jeff Mason said in a statement Sunday. “We object strenuously to any move that would shield the president and his advisers from the scrutiny of an on-site White House press corps.”
“There’s such a tremendous amount of interest in this incoming administration that they’re giving some consideration to finding a larger venue on the 18 acres in the White House complex, to accommodate that extraordinary interest,” Pence said on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”
“The interest of the team is to make sure that we accommodate the broadest number of people who are interested and media from around the country and around the world,” Pence said.
Be Armed, Be Prepared: Inauguration 'Protesters' Plan To Destroy Property And Disrupt Balls
On the day of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, Soros' hired "protesters" are planning an anti-capitalist march, road blockades and disruptions to inauguration balls. The protests will likely include property destruction, a source with intimate knowledge of the protest plans told The Daily Caller Friday.
The blockades are not limited to roads but will also be at every security checkpoint, the source said. The source added that the protesters blockading each checkpoint will represent a different liberal cause such as climate change or money in politics.
A group called #DisruptJ20 is the most active in the planned protests for the inauguration.
Organizers for #DisruptJ20 are planning to kick off the inauguration protests on Jan. 18 with a gay dance party outside of Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s Chevy Chase, MD home.
If Soros money and its ilk proves effective, inauguration day on January 20th will become one of the largest demonstrations on record, with a group calling itself #DISRUPTJ20 planning to block “peaceful transition” and disrupt Trump’s swearing in.
Fox News reported Friday on audio of a protester saying #Disrupt20 plans to “crash” the pro-Trump “Deploraball” on January 19, which The Daily Caller’s source confirmed.
The Fox News report also described an anti-capitalist protest emanating from Logan Square on the morning of the inauguration. The individual with intimate knowledge of the protests told TheDC that property damage will likely result from the protest.
Thousands of police officers from across the nation, 5,000 National Guard troops and local police will be providing security for the inauguration security.
Interim Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham said at a recent press conference that the D.C. police were made aware of protest plans by anarchists and that they will be “able to handle it. “
Melanie Shaw Given Two Years Following Secret Court Hearing
On Wednesday 11 January 2016, Melanie Shaw, the whistleblower on the horrific abuse of children which occurred at the then county council-run Beechwood Children's Home in Nottinghamshire in the late 1980s, was given a two-year custodial sentence in a secret court hearing.
The nature of the charge against her is unclear and that information is refused when requested of court staff. The case took place late yesterday morning but it did not appear on any court lists until the hearing was past.
Melanie Shaw did not appear in person in court for this hearing, which was conducted by video link from her prison, as has also been the case with previous of her court 'appearances'. She states that without fail, whenever in the past she has given testimony by such video link, she has been cut off on the pretext that "you were shouting", which she denies.
The effect of this is to prevent her testimony from going on the court record, as well as to prevent her as defendant from hearing certain deliberations and assertions being made in the courtroom.
In addition, UK Column News is very confident that at this particular secret hearing, no member of the public was present, and particularly not any of the supporters who have been following Melanie Shaw's case very closely. The public is therefore entirely dependent on any transcripts—accurate and complete or otherwise—which may be produced in order to find out what was said at the hearing.
Time already served by Melanie Shaw in prison on remand, namely 11 months, mostly in solitary confinement, does not appear to have been set against the two-year custodial sentence imposed yesterday.
Melanie Shaw is one of the few child abuse whistleblowers who is prepared to name politicians as having been among the abusers of her fellow inmates, some of whom she asserts were murdered on site at Beechwood. Her reminiscences date from 1987, in which year the Cabinet was constituted of these politicians until the general election that May and of these politicians thereafter. (This does not constitute an allegation by UK Column News that any particular Cabinet minister at the above links was an abuser.)
Melanie Shaw's correspondence address in prison is:
HMP Foston Hall
Good! Now Useless Clinton Foundation Begins Layoffs
The Clinton Foundation announced it’s laying off 22 staffers on the Clinton Global Initiative, keeping with a plan to deal with the negative spotlight put on the organization during former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
The layoffs will take effect April 15, the Clinton Foundation said in a filing with the New York Department of Labor Thursday, citing the discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative. The move is part of a plan put in motion ahead of the presidential election in order to offset a storm of criticism regarding pay-to-play allegations during Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.
The layoffs were reportedly announced internally in September, ahead of Clinton’s stunning loss to President-elect Donald Trump. Many other employees had already begun looking for or accepting other jobs at that time, as it had become clear the future of the initiative was in doubt. It’s unclear how many of the once 200 strong staff might remain at the Clinton Foundation in some other capacity.
The Clinton Foundation could not immediately be reached for comment.
While the FBI concluded its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state, a second investigation into the Clinton Foundation regarding allegations of corruption during that same tenure is ongoing.
The decision to sunset the Clinton Global Initiative reportedly set off a dispute within Clinton Foundation circles regarding the best way to handle the fallout from the allegations. Some complained the layoff process was “insensitively” handled, Politico reported, while others took issue with the optics of allowing anyone with the Clinton Global Initiative to stay on.
Good! Trump Plans To Work With Britian To Make Brexit A Reality, Set Up Trade
Trump last night declared he wants to help make Brexit a “great thing” with a bumper transatlantic trade deal.
The President-elect said he “loves” the UK and will offer a quick and fair trade agreement with the US within weeks of taking office.
In an interview with Michael Gove for The Times – the Sun’s sister newspaper — he revealed he was inviting Theresa May to visit him “right after” he gets into the White House.
In an interview, the President-elect said: “I love the UK.
“We’re gonna work very hard to get it (a trade deal) done quickly and done properly – good for both sides.”
Mr Trump added: “I will be meeting [Mrs May]. She’s requesting a meeting and we’ll have a meeting right after I get into the White House and it’ll be, I think we’re gonna get something done very quickly.”
He also predicted more countries will follow Britain by leaving the European Union – because of the migration crisis and Angela Merkel’s “catastrophic” decision to open Germany’s borders.
He said: “People, countries want their own identity. I believe others will leave.”
Mr Trump said he thought that “Brexit is going to end up being a great thing”.
He said Germany’s dominance of the EU showed why the UK was “so smart” to get out.
“I think she made one very catastrophic mistake and that was taking all of these illegals, you know all the people from wherever they come from,” he said.
“And nobody even knows where they come from. So I think she made a catastrophic mistake, very bad mistake.”
The incredible remarks will send shockwaves throughout the EU.
Saudi King Sanctioned Chemical Weapons Use in Syria
The King of Saudi Arabia is the only absolute monarch on earth. In his country, you are either the King, or related to the Royal family, or you are nobody. Residents have no freedom, democracy or human rights. They are renowned as the world’s chief exporter of a political ideology known globally as Wahhabi Islam. There is no covert or public action taken in Saudi Arabia without the express sanction of the King, and/or the Royal family. Saudi civilians or officials are not allowed to act on their own. Chemicals uncovered in Syria are Saudi made, and used against Syrian civilians by the Radical terrorists who are fighting the Syrian government.
The US is complicit in the Saudi project of using the Takfiris to overthrow the Syrian government. Not once did the US do anything to pressure its ally Saudi Arabia to cut off the channels of arms and chemical weapons.
Summer of 2012: Jordan’s financial dependence on Saudi Arabia led to the establishment of an operations center in Jordan, including an airstrip and warehouses for arms. Saudi-procured AK-47s and ammunition arrived, Wall Street Journal reported, citing Arab officials.
Zahran Alloush, the late commander of Jaysh al-Islam (Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan’s personal brigade in Syria) was one of the terrorists who had close relationship with Saudi intelligence services. Alloush was an expert in rocket attacks, and he bought 500 kilos sarin gas and cyanide, with an officer named Ayhan in the Turkish intelligence agency, from one of the countries of the Caucasus and an Eastern European country. He transferred these chemicals through Turkey into Syria. Saudi officials paid the cost of buying toxic gases through the local staff of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia, to the sellers of toxic gases account. The chemical gases were transferred to Turkey and Lebanon. The four cargoes came under the guise of petrochemicals into Syria. One cargo from Turkey and three others from North Lebanon were transferred with the help of a political character associated with Saudi Arabia.
Fast food employee accused of putting menstrual blood on a customer’s burger
"The Mississippi State Department of Health, the Columbus, Mississippi police department and Jack’s Family Restaurant, Inc. have all been investigating an alleged food contamination incident with particularly disturbing details.
According to a Facebook post that quickly went viral, the mother of a former Jack’s employee in Columbus alleged that another fast food worker put menstrual blood on a hamburger and licked the cheese that went on it before serving the meal to a customer last Saturday.
Per The Commercial Dispatch, Tabatha Hollins of New Hope said her 16-year-old daughter used to work at one of the restaurant’s 130 or so locations across the South. When she saw the other employee put her bodily fluids on the burger, she spoke to one of the managers on duty, who served the food anyway, Hollins claims.
After calling the company’s corporate offices, Hollins’s daughter was fired for making “false reports,” according to Hollins’s Facebook post. In a statement to WJTV, Jack’s Family Restaurant said the employee who allegedly contaminated the food was “terminated several days ago for unrelated reasons and no longer works for us. At the time of her dismissal Jack’s was not aware of these allegations.”
The joke's on you bitch thanks for the loosh
North Koreans are 'HOOKED ON STATE SUPPLY OF OPIUM', defector claims
Kim Hyeong-soo, who escaped Kim Jong-Un’s dictatorship in 2009, has claimed the hermit kingdom is depended on the drugs industry.
Having worked for the government’s top secret research body, the Longevity Institute, Mr Hyeong-soo claimed the hermit state is trading opium and that locals are getting hooked.
Mr Hyeong-soo said: “Kim Il-sung gave an internal decision to party officials that they should support the opium industry.
"But they couldn't call them opium manufacturers, so they used a code name or terminology; they called it White Flowers."
He added: "It's very accessible even to the general public. The North Korean government initiated the illegal drugs, but now it's expanded to the general market.
"A lot of the people within the manufacturing industry would actually steal one or two grammes because it's the equivalent of their month's salary.
"Because there is no medication available a lot of people would use opiates as a painkiller, so they would take it orally or intravenously."
The former resident of the hermit kingdom claimed medicine donated to North Korea by the international community and South Korea was immediately seized by the regime and sold at extortionate prices, leaving people with little access to conventional pain relief.
Speaking exclusively to Daily Star, Mr Hyong-soo said: "Tuberculosis was a disease that was going on in North Korea and the medication that was given by South Korea and the international community was sold on the black market.
"For one month’s worth, it would cost the equivalent of what a labourer would make in five years. So of course I have seen a lot of my relatives having children that would die of tuberculosis."
Thank GOD! The Neoliberal Era Is Over!
Yesterday brought three bits of trade-related news from President-elect Donald Trump. The first was that he has nominated as the next United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, who has long railed against what he calls "the utopian dreams of free traders." The second was, obviously, a tweet:
General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers-tax free across border. Make in U.S.A.or pay big border tax!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2017
And third was the announcement from Ford Motor Co. that it is cancelling a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico while launching a $700 million factory in Michigan, which Ford Chairman Bill Ford Jr. told Trump himself in a phone call.
We've already seen this cycle play out before—five weeks ago, over the span of a few days, the president-elect vowed to enact a 35 percent border tax, slammed an Indiana ball-bearings plant for moving its factory to Mexico, then declared victory after intervening in another manufacturer's siting decision. But coupled with recent political and societal developments in the increasingly morose continent of Europe, this latest bout of Trumpism spray-paints an exclamation point on a 2017 reality many are still slow to acknowledge: The post-Cold War age of ever-increasing trade, immigration, multilateral integration, and technocratic celebrations thereof, is in the rearview mirror. Once-dominant neoliberalism—I'm using the term here as it is deployed these days by its critics, rather than how it was used by its more domestically inclined originators—is on life support in the democratic West. And this deterioration long predates Donald Trump.
Start with trade. After the destruction of World War II and the post-war European incursions by the Soviet Union, tariff reductions and free-trade zones have been understood in Paris, Bonn, London, and Washington as the best available tool to cement peace and stave off authoritarianism. American presidents from both major political parties—sporadic rhetorical spasms notwithstanding—have without exception assumed their role as the world's lead trade negotiator. Dwight Eisenhower, in the teeth of the Cold War, bucked nearly a century of Republican protectionism. Bill Clinton and Al Gore, after the collapse of communism, shouted down giant sucking sounds from all over the political spectrum. Even Barack Obama, who campaigned more vociferously against trade pacts than any postwar president, predictably reneged on his promise to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and appointed as his second-term Trade Representative a guy whose resume—Council on Foreign Relations, Citigroup, chief of staff in Robert Rubin's Treasury Department—couldn't be more neoliberal if it was cooked up in a laboratory.
Compare that to the mercantilist economic views of Trump's pick, as expressed in a 2008 New York Times op-ed headlined "Grand Old Protectionists":
Modern free traders […] embrace their ideal with a passion that makes Robespierre seem prudent. They allow no room for practicality, nuance or flexibility. They embrace unbridled free trade, even as it helps China become a superpower. They see only bright lines, even when it means bowing to the whims of anti-American bureaucrats at the World Trade Organization. They oppose any trade limitations, even if we must depend on foreign countries to feed ourselves or equip our military. They see nothing but dogma—no matter how many jobs are lost, how high the trade deficit rises or how low the dollar falls.
While the Trump administration's pivot on trade will feel abrupt, the politics behind it have been percolating for more than a decade. Free-trade Democrats, once a common sight on Capitol Hill, became all but extinct after the party re-took Congress in 2006 on a more economically populist platform. Hillary Clinton twice ran for president by campaigning against her husband's trade deals (even while bragging on his economic successes), yet in both instances found herself yanked sharply to the left by competitors who successfully questioned her sincerity. Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist and longtime independent, received more than 13 million votes in the Democratic presidential primary, in part by claiming—ludicrously!—that international trade is a "global race to the bottom."
Pound falls below $1.20 ahead of May’s Brexit speech
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The pound has fallen below the $1.20 mark for the first time since the October “flash crash”, ahead of a speech on Tuesday when UK prime minister Theresa May is expected to signal that Britain will fully break out of the EU’s common market after Brexit.
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The UK currency fell as much as 1.6 per cent to a low of $1.1986 against the dollar in early Asian trading in an unusually wide gap from Friday’s New York close at $1.2175.
Traders in New Zealand — the first centre to open after the weekend — said sterling first traded in Wellington at $1.2085, representing a fall of almost a cent from its close on Friday.
By the time Sydney trading began two hours later, the pound had steadied to trade at $1.2020, a level it held as Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore came on board — the region’s biggest foreign exchange centres.
“The idea of a soft versus hard Brexit is redundant now — it’s a matter of how fast the hard Brexit arrives,” said Ray Attrill, global co-head of FX strategy at National Australia Bank in Sydney.
SOROS AND ROTHSCHILD AREN'T HIDING IT
Chavista Socialism Has Destroyed 570,000 Businesses in Venezuela
Only 230,000 companies remain of the 800,000 that opened in Venezuela during Hugo Chavez’s regime, meaning 570,000 have shut down.
Price controls, labor laws and threats are the main reasons that experts think caused Venezuela’s industrial collapse, and which left the business sector in ruins.
According to unofficial and preliminary figures from the Central Bank of Venezuela, the 2016 inflation was 830 percent and the Gross Domestic Product fell 23 percent.
There will be no end to Venezuela’s crisis as long as President Nicolás Maduro insists on state control of the economy, first Vice President of the National Council of Commerce and Services Alfonso Riera said.
“That only 230,000 operating companies currently exist out of the 800,000 registered in 1998 should be a call for reflection, and guarantee private companies the space to recover domestic production,” he said. “No matter how many times the wage is increased, inflation will continue to surpass the depth of Venezuelans’ pockets.”
He also said constant and unexpected salary increases implemented by the government don’t help either.
“By increasing costs to companies without creating conditions in which they are able to honor them, businesses are doomed to close and put workers into unemployment” he said.
Merkel Spokeswoman Quits Over Amnesty, Treason by Merkel Regime
A senior German lawmaker who speaks for the ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) on human rights and humanitarian aid has resigned from the party, citing Angela Merkel’s “open door” immigration policy and efforts to marginalise conservatives.
Erika Steinbach, a representative of Frankfurt am Main who has been a party member for over forty years, had to ask herself some searching questions: “Would I vote CDU at the moment? No. Would I join the CDU today? No. I can only draw the honest conclusion of quitting the CDU,” she told Die Welt.
Germany has had to absorb some 1.2m migrants since the Chancellor declared there was “no limit” to the number of asylum seekers the country could receive. Frank-Jürgen Weise, head of the German Federal Office for Migration, hoped the new arrivals would bolster the German labour force, but only 34,000 have found work so far, while around 975,000 are receiving benefits.
80 per cent arrive with no documents, and thousands have been let in despite presenting papers known to be forged. Steinbach believes the authorities are actively aiding and abetting large-scale illegal immigration.
“At the Federal Office for Migration, thousands of thousands of passports have been identified as counterfeit, without the legal consequences for the respective migrants being drawn. There is a political will behind it.”
Steinbach has long been uncomfortable with Merkel’s migration policy, and her decision to finally resign seems to have been prompted at least in part by the recent terror attacks in Berlin, when a failed asylum seeker at large in the country despite a deportation order murdered a Polish haulier and drove his lorry into a Christmas market, killing 12 people and injuring 48.
“With migrants came not only asylum seekers, but also – as many warned from the very outset – terrorists. Our security environment has significantly deteriorated since opening the borders,” she said.
She claims that conservatives like herself have been “deliberately marginalised, step by step, even stigmatised” for raising these issues.
Good! Celebrities Call For "Total Hollywood Strike" Until Trump Resigns
Who likes Commiewood anyway!?
RELATED! CHINA BUYS UP HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS:
A group of liberal Hollywood celebrities are threatening a “massive, all-round Hollywood strike” unless Donald Trump resigns. Describing Hollywood as “the base of the entire modern American culture“, the group also claims to be speaking on behalf of “all of humanity.”
“It’s about time people understood that we’re the ones with the power and that the president is there to serve us, not the other way around“, a spokesperson for the group told The New York Times.
“We’re calling for a general strike that would include every single person involved in making motion pictures in Hollywood, starting with the actors and celebrities themselves and encompassing companies in charge of making props, movie memorabilia and even souvenir shops.”
Spinzon reports: Rosie O’Donnell, Debra Messing, Ed Asner and Michael Shannon are among the dozens of artists, entertainers, and activists who have attached their names to an effort calling for a month-long protest to stop President-elect Donald Trump.
“No! In the Name of Humanity We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America!” reads a full-page ad placed in the New York Times on Wednesday by the group Refuse Racism. “Donald Trump, the President-elect, is assembling a regime of grave danger,” the ad says.
“Millions of people in the US and around the world are filled with deep anxiety, fear and disgust. Our anguish is right and just. Our anger must now become massive resistance – before Donald Trump is inaugurated and has the full reins of power in his hands.”
Other Hollywood celebrities who have also joined the campaign, however, are calling for an all-out strike that would span the entire movie industry in the hopes that such a move would urge the President-elect to resign from his position as the newly elected President of the United States.
Black Beatles and the ever growing threat of Corporate Memes
>"Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane’s hit collaboration “Black Beatles” is an unlikely chart-topper."
Basically, some nigs made an instrumental EDM song that somehow managed to stay #1 on the charts for 7 non-consecutive weeks. Bear in mind that outside of Get Lucky and stuff with features off of Random Access Memories, most of Daft Punk's stuff never made it past around #60 despite their popularity
This begs the question, what happened?
>Interscope Records' marketing maestro Gunner Safron revealed that a non-traditional creative partnership between the label and Pizzaslime, a music blog-turned-internet-culture brand, was key to the viral success of “Black Beatles.” Saffron told P&P that he recognized Sremmurd’s viral potential from the start:
>"With Rae Sremmurd specifically, their music fits so well into memes and short form content right, so the goal was to become the soundtrack to all the things that plug up your timeline. I knew if we could build some momentum by increasing awareness and feeding the right audience we had a shot at this thing taking off."
A music company used a meme to propel what would have been a shitty song to #1 on the billboard. This happened recently, and arguably is a disturbing sign that the powers that be (i.e NWO and ZOG cronies) are now recognizing the potential of memes and are now finding ways to produce them organically.
Czech people outraged by black model used in ad leaflet for LIDL
Lidl stands by its decision and responded on the social network. Asked why promotes Model of "Negroid type" replied that in 21st century different races live together . "And as Lidl can be found almost everywhere in Europe, we see differences. The more of the world you know, the more tolerance towards others you will have, "wrote Lidl.
Social network chain reaction was literally flooded the flyer. Have been found but also those who process and approve Lidl taunted racist remarks. "The situation with Lidl leaflet Czech Republic showed that Czechs are neither racists nor xenophobia. They are only the Czechs who oppose absolutely everything is different from the environment that they know. If their steps to vystresuje one black, which probably is not even an immigrant, but probably Briton or a Frenchman. So the EU citizen, "wrote one user.
Many Czechs from complaints made entertainment retail chain and is held. "Please more blacks in leaflets, and thus less racist in stores," he wrote on Facebook Lidl Vít Martian.
Former NSA Spy John Schindler: CIA Is Trying To Take Trump Out Right NOW!
For those liberals out there who THINK they are "anti-establishment", just want them to know how wrong they are! The establishment is trying to take out Trump! They don't trust him, nor does this former spy who admits they are coming after him!
Former spook John Schindler pronounced on Twitter Thursday night that the CIA is trying to take out President-elect Donald Trump before he is sworn in as president next Friday, January 20. Schindler has long accused Trump of being a Russian stooge.
Schindler’s bio for his Observer column reads, “John Schindler is a security expert and former National Security Agency analyst and counterintelligence officer. A specialist in espionage and terrorism, he’s also been a Navy officer and a War College professor. He’s published four books and is on Twitter at @20committee.”
Schindler made his comment about the CIA in reaction to a report by Washington Post columnist David Ignatius that an Obama administration offical told him Trump’s national security adviser retired Lt. General Michael Flynn made several calls to Russia’s U.S. ambassador the day last month that President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Russia for allegedly interfering in the presidential election to benefit Trump.
Ignatius reported in a column published Thursday night about questions he has regarding Russia, Trump and the election:
"Question 3: What discussions has the Trump team had with Russian officials about future relations? Trump said Wednesday that his relationship with President Vladimir Putin is “an asset, not a liability.” Fair enough, but until he’s president, Trump needs to let Obama manage U.S.-Russia policy.
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Trump’s choice for national security adviser, cultivates close Russian contacts. He has appeared on Russia Today, and received a paid speaking fee from the cable network, which was described in last week’s unclassified intelligence briefing on Russian hacking as “the Kremlin’s principal international propaganda outlet.”
According to a senior U.S. government official, Flynn phoned Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak several times on Dec. 29, the day the Obama administration announced the expulsion of 35 Russian officials and other measures in retaliation for the hacking. What did Flynn say, and did it undercut the U.S. sanctions? The Logan Act (though never enforced) bars U.S. citizens from correspondence intending to influence a foreign government about “disputes” with the United States. Was its spirit violated? The Trump campaign didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
If the Trump team’s contacts helped discourage the Russians from a counter-retaliation, maybe that’s a good thing. But we ought to know the facts.”
Schindler makes the point about monitoring phone calls being the job of the intelligence community and that the leak of alleged phone calls from Flynn to the Russian ambassador would have come from the office of the Director of the CIA John Brennan (aka the seventh floor at Langley–CIA headquarters located in Northern Virginia).
Schindler concludes that the CIA is trying to take out “traitor” Trump “now.”
This is the most important story in months. Proof that Trump is a wholly owned Kremlin franchise.
Tell everyone. https://t.co/8rPj7mcCZm
— John Schindler (@20committee) January 13, 2017
“This is the most important story in months. Proof that Trump is a wholly owned Kremlin franchise. Tell everyone.”
You know who monitors phone calls. IC has had enough. Kremlin buttboi traitor can't fill the shoes of Washington, Lincoln, FDR, JFK, Reagan.
— John Schindler (@20committee) January 13, 2017
Schindler retweeted praise for his comments that included a subtweet calling what is going in D.C. a coup against Trump.
How long before we start considering the coup of DT as a coup de grâce instead of a coup coup d'état?
— Rocklin J Hellhammer (@rjhellhammer) January 8, 2017
Central-Bank Bashing Has Gold Only Asset Safe From Meddling
… other than owning other essential assets too, that is!
Baring Asset Management’s Christopher Mahon has one major conviction about 2017: it will be the year in which central-bank bashing by politicians becomes the new normal, so he’s seeking shelter in gold.
“This year is the turning point,” Mahon said in an interview on Monday. “For seven years or so, central banks have largely escaped critique even though one could argue that their policies have been pretty inadequate in many senses. It’s very plausible now that politicians stand up and throw stones at central bankers.”
For the first time in more than two decades, politicians are encroaching on the autonomy central bankers expect to manage growth efficiently. Donald Trump has criticized the Federal Reserve for creating a “big, fat, ugly bubble” in the market by holding interest rates near zero. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said in October that a change has to come to Bank of England monetary policy. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has suggested that the European Central Bank share the blame for the rise of populism in Europe.
Mahon is betting that gold will rise if political intervention causes central banks to miss inflation and growth targets. In the past few months he’s built up a 4 percent allocation to bullion in his 1.7 billion pound ($2.1 billion) Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund, which outperformed 80 percent of peers last year. Jim Rickards, author of New York Times best seller Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis, is even more bullish: he recommends putting 10 percent into gold.
Meddling in monetary policy can create problems because politicians and policy makers don’t generally share the same objectives. While central bankers typically target inflation in order to keep growth ticking over without overheating, elected officials tend to get more votes in times of rapid economic expansion.
“Donald Trump has the opportunity to stack the Fed’s board with political appointments,” Rickards said by phone from Greenwich, Connecticut. “I’ve never known a politician who’s meddled in central bank policy to cause deflation.”
For those who lose faith in central banks, gold may be the last holdout. It retains its appeal as an asset that once underwrote the monetary system and it can’t be created at will like currencies and bonds, said Matthew Turner, a Macquarie Group Ltd. economist.
“Gold used to be the center of the global financial system, for that reason it has a reputation as a currency – but as a currency that’s not issued by governments and not controlled by governments,” Turner said.
The investment community is split on how Trump will impact gold prices.
Good! New Legislation for National Reciprocity Would Allow Residents to Escape State Gun Bans
Under Rep. Richard Hudson’s (R-NC-8) national reciprocity legislation, a person with a resident or non-resident carry permit from one state would be allowed to carry in every state.
This framework means that residents of California could combat the Democrat-sponsored stranglehold on concealed carry permit issuance by getting a non-resident permit from another state and thereafter carrying concealed in California as outlined in Hudson’s bill.
As of December 3, 2016, the Los Angeles Times reported that California had fewer than 80,000 “active concealed-carry permits” in the state. Out of a population of roughly 39 million, fewer than 80,000 people are licensed to carry a gun for self-defense.
The low number of concealed carry permits is not because citizens lack the desire. Rather, it is because the Democrats have fought for a “good cause” rule that turns the Second Amendment on its head and forces law-abiding citizens to convince the state they have a “good cause” for carrying a gun.
In other words, California residents cannot just carry a gun because they have the right to do so.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the circuit that covers California, ruled residents do not have a right to carry outside the home to begin with. So in California, concealed carry is a privilege handed out by a not-so-benevolent government, and the result is only 80,000 residents out of 39 million have permits.
California keeps a stranglehold on concealed carry by refusing to recognize the carry license from any other state. This means tourists, just like residents, are at the mercy of the criminal element.
Enter Rep. Hudson’s national reciprocity legislation. It will break this stranglehold by forcing California to honor concealed carry permits from the other 49 states. Hudson told the Washington Free Beacon that his legislation covers non-resident permits also, which means it will allow law-abiding Californians with a non-resident permit from one of the other 49 states to carry in California, as well.
Hudson’s legislation will bring this same freedom to Illinois residents. Illinois maintains a stranglehold on its citizens by refusing to recognize licenses from other states.
In short, Hudson’s bill will fix the confusing patchwork of concealed carry laws in America by treating a concealed carry license from any state with the same validity that a driver’s license has in every state.
Will The CIA Assassinate Trump? Ron Paul Warns Of “More Powerful, Shadow Government”
Trump is treading dangerous waters, and risks the fate of JFK
It isn’t just that Donald Trump routinely thumbs his nose at the establishment, insults media figures he sees as unfair and bucks conventional wisdom.
It is that President-elect Trump is defying the will of the deep state, military industrial complex base of ultimate power in the United States. That is why he is treading dangerous waters, and risks the fate of JFK.
Trump publicly dissed the intelligence community assessments on Russian hacking; they retaliated with a made up dossier about the alleged Trump-Putin ‘golden shower’ episode.
While it may be a silly falsehood, it may also be serving as a final warning that they get to script reality, not him.
Perhaps they want Trump to feel blackmailed and controlled by alluding to fake dirt, while reminding him of the real dirt they hold on his activities (whatever it may be).
Insulting the credibility of the intelligence community in a public way – as the man elected to the highest office in the land – is liable to ruffle a few feathers, and it could provoke a serious response.
Trump knows the power of the people he is taunting, but he may not be aware of where the line is between play in political rhetoric and actually irritating and setting off those who control policy.
There is plenty of Trump misbehavior that can be simply written off, or trivialized, but cutting into the war and statecraft narrative of the shadow government steering this deep state is a deviation too far.
It is one thing to play captain, but another to imagine that you steer the ship. They are happy for Trump to take all the prestige and privileges of the office; but not for him to cut into the big business of foreign conflict, the undercurrent of all American affairs, the dealings in death, drugs, oil and weapons, and the control of people through a manipulation of these affairs.
If President Trump takes his rogue populism too far, he will suffer the wrath of the same people who took out Kennedy… there are some things that are not tolerated by those who are really in charge.
And now leaders in the Senate are warning President-elect Trump about the stupidity of going against the national-security establishment.
The Amish (who don’t get vaccinated) Rarely Get Autism, Cancer or Heart Disease... Coincidence?
Do not talk about whether vaccines work or not, or whether or not they cause autism, unless you’re ready for a very heated debate. Although the link between vaccines and autism is nothing new, to even speak of it can get you labeled as an “anti-vaxxer” or a health fanatic of sorts by the sheeple (brainwashed masses) that believe every vaccine the CDC recommends not only works, but is 100% safe and 100% effective 100% of the time. Even if some vaccines work some of the time, are they worth the health risk? That is the ultimate question, because one statistic you may not know is that children who receive mercury-containing vaccinations (listed as thimerosal usually) are 27 times more likely to develop autism than those who don’t get those jabs. That comes from a recent study based on the CDC’s own data. Still want to keep it a hush-hush topic?
Pediatricians in America are not allowed to question vaccines at all, nor are they allowed to recommend less than the CDC recommends, or they face the wrath of the AMA – the infamous American Medical Association – that finds a way to shut down the “contenders,” sometimes even taking away their license to practice medicine. Big question: would the statistics of autism suddenly bottom out if mercury was removed from all vaccines, including flu shots? (By the way, the CDC lied when they said mercury has been removed from all vaccines).
For starters, children are not born with autism. It appears during infancy or childhood, and is brought on by an overload of neurotoxins either consumed, injected or ingested from environmental factors, or all of the above. In fact, the recent autism spectrum disorder (ASD) spike over the past two decades in the USA directly coincides with the vaccine schedule increase, by quantity and frequency, enforced by the CDC. To understand why autism is next to non-existent for the Amish, consider that the Amish have been “cut off” from American scientific and medical “progress” for centuries, thus they’ve had less exposure to the major factors that trigger autism, including the most likely proponent–vaccines.
Take a little trip to the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country and try to tag yourself even half a dozen Amish children with autism and you’ll come up short. If statistics matched our national average, there would be about 200 in the Amish community, but to date, there are only three, one of which was adopted and brought over from China. Go figure. Another one actually did get vaccinated and developed autism shortly afterwards. Go figure again.
United States kids get 50 inoculations before age seven, many that are combinations containing multiple disease strains, mercury, formaldehyde (yes, embalming fluid for the dead), monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aluminum, just to name a few neurotoxins. Flu shots contain the highest levels of mercury, up to 25,000 times what the EPA allows as a maximum in drinking water and edible fish. Mercury is the second most poisonous element know to mankind.
Fortunately for the Amish, they’re also opting out of three of the most controversial vaccines on the market today: hepatitis B, HPV (human papillomavirus) and of course, the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella combo) that was implicated in the CDC vaccine-autism-link and biggest medical cover-up in history, ever. Conflicting with CDC claims, the multi-dose version of hepatitis B still contains thimerosal (50% mercury). The immature central nervous systems and the liver of Amish newborns are spared this volatile toxin thanks to their parent’s religious beliefs. Amish children experience hardly any learning disabilities at all, in fact. Nor are the Amish experiencing typical US diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. This could all be because they don’t eat GMO, take chemical pharmaceuticals, or vaccines. Surely, no government run regulatory agency will ever run this comparison of Amish health vs. non-Amish health, but the reality speaks for itself.
US Government Officially Calls For Research Into Geoengineering The Earth
The Official List of Geoengineering Patents: http://archive.is/FEvGe
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A federal agency has officially recommended further studies into two areas of geoengineering weather modification techniques.
Earlier this month the U.S. Global Change Research Program quietly recommended new studies looking into two specific areas of research involving the controversial technology known as geoengineering. The GCRP involves thirteen different federal departments and agencies. The program was created by a presidential initiative in 1989 and became law as part of the Global Change Research Act of 1990. The law called for new research to help “assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change.”
In their efforts to combat the alleged effects of man-made climate change, the scientific community funds research into a variety of fields. Geoengineering is a controversial type of weather modification which has been researched, but, until recently, been considered too unpredictable to attempt on a large scale. Now the GCRP has released a new report detailing the path of research into climate change, including new research on geoengineering.
According to a 2013 congressional report:
The term ‘geoengineering’ describes this array of technologies that aim, through large-scale and deliberate modifications of the Earth’s energy balance, to reduce temperatures and counteract anthropogenic climate change. Most of these technologies are at the conceptual and research stages, and their effectiveness at reducing global temperatures has yet to be proven. Moreover, very few studies have been published that document the cost, environmental effects, socio-political impacts, and legal implications of geoengineering. If geoengineering technologies were to be deployed, they are expected to have the potential to cause significant transboundary effects.
In general, geoengineering technologies are categorized as either a carbon dioxide removal (CDR) method or a solar radiation management (SRM) (or albedo-modification) method. CDR methods address the warming effects of greenhouse gases by removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. CDR methods include ocean fertilization, and carbon capture and sequestration. SRM methods address climate change by increasing the reflectivity of the Earth’s atmosphere or surface.Aerosol injection and space-based reflectors are examples of SRM methods. SRM methods do not remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, but can be deployed faster with relatively immediate global cooling results compared to CDR methods.
With the release of their report the GCRP have become the first scientists in the federal government to formally recommend studies involving geoengineering. In the entire 119-page report, the term geoengineering is only mentioned in two paragraphs, but those two paragraphs have the potential to shift thinking in the scientific community in favor of geoengineering research.
“The move will likely further normalize discussion of deliberate tinkering with the atmosphere to cool the planet, and of directly collecting carbon from the sky, both topics once verboten in the climate science community,” Science Mag reports.
The GCRP plan calls for new research into carbon removal and albedo (or SRM) modification. would provide “insight into the science needed to understand potential pathways for climate intervention or geoengineering and the possible consequences of any such measures, both intended and unintended.” The report calls on the research community to evaluate the consequences of geoengineering and “define the smallest scale of intervention experiments that would yield meaningful scientific understanding.”
The report also says “[w]hile climate intervention cannot substitute for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the changes in climate that occur, some types of deliberative climate intervention may someday be one of a portfolio of tools used in managing climate change.”
The new plan marks the first time since 2009 that the Obama administration ventured into the controversial territory of geoengineering. In 2009, White House science adviser John Holdren mentioned possible geoengineering research leading to questions and fears over whether the White House was “considering” geoengineering or not. Since that time most federal researchers have stayed out of the topic. The CIA, however, is another situation altogether.
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Good! President Trump to Bypass Lying Mainstream Media, Report Directly to the American People
On the road to the White House, Donald Trump defied all odds and rewrote the rules, stumping allies and political (and real) enemies alike in the process. But the truth is, he was just getting started.
The political Left, as well as the establishment of both major parties, still have yet to figure Trump out, but that’s because they keep trying to put him in the same box as all other politicians and presidents, without realizing to this day that he’s not one of them, so he can’t be put in the same box.
He’s not appointing careerist bureaucrats to top administration Cabinet posts like most other presidents have done; he’s appointing can-do business figures who have a reputation for getting things done instead.
And he’s also figured out that he doesn’t need the lying mainstream media to get his message out—and will frankly avoid the MSM at every opportunity. In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt recently, Trump’s White House press secretary pick Sean Spicer said that “business as usual” will come to an end with regard to how the incoming president will communicate with the American people and the press, Breitbart reported.
In fact, Spicer said the emphasis by Trump will be on ensuring that the American people get a better product (like straight talk) for less money.
“Do you expect him to keep up a regular and as energetic a series of press conferences as previous presidents? Do you expect him to be more or less engaged than previous presidents with that setting, that formal East Room setting sort of thing?” Hewitt asked Spicer.
“Yeah, that’s a good question, because I think the thing that you’ve seen with Donald Trump is that he doesn’t, he doesn’t look to the past and say I’ve got to conform to these precedents,” Spicer replied. “He figures out what’s the best way. And so maybe we do, you know, a series of press conferences, but maybe we do some town hall, you know, Facebook town halls. Maybe we go out and solicit input from Twitter. I don’t, I mean, the answer is we’re looking at a lot of things.”
In other words, Trump has no plans to allow the lying, discredited mainstream media as a filter to “reporting” on his policies, putting their own spin on things and distorting what Trump is really trying to say or accomplish. And that’s going to really tick off the ‘mainstream’ media, who honestly believe if news and information do not flow through them, it’s “fake” or otherwise not genuine.
Hewitt noted that if the Trump administration gets in the habit of sidestepping the establishment press and, Heaven forbid, goes straight to the American people, why, the media will just be “out of gas” and made irrelevant.
“That’s the point,” Spicer said, adding that “business as usual is over.” Spicer said his boss’ goal is to do what is best for the country, and if that means talking directly to the people—using social media and town hall events — then that’s what a President Trump will do.
Suspected Gunman Told FBI He Was Being Forced To Fight For ISIS
Officials said the gunman in a deadly attack at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport checked in his weapon from a flight arriving from Canada.
Esteban Santiago-Ruiz, 26, has been named as the suspected shooter.
BREAKING: Shooter ID’d as Esteban Santiago, law enforcement source tells CBS News. Situation is developing, shelter in place remains at FLL
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) January 6, 2017
According to Broward Commissioner Chip LaMarca, Esteban-Ruiz was a passenger on a Canadian flight with a gun that he checked in.
“He claimed his bag and took the gun from baggage and went into the bathroom to load it. Came out shooting people in baggage claim,” LaMarca said.
On the company’s Twitter account, Air Canada confirmed that no one by that name was on their flight. Air Canada flights arrive to Terminal 2, where the shooting took place.
We confirm we have no record of a passenger by the name Esteban Santiago, or checked guns, on any of our flights to Fort Lauderdale #FLL 5/5
— Air Canada (@AirCanada) January 6, 2017
Police were able to apprehend Santiago-Ruiz without having to fire their own weapons when the gunman apparently ran out of bullets.
Law enforcement said he was found with an active military ID and is an American citizen, born in New Jersey. Previous known addresses include Penuelas, Puerto Rico and Anchorage, Alaska.
They add that in November 2016, he walked into an FBI office in Anchorage claiming that he was being forced to fight for ISIS. He was sent to a psychiatric hospital.
In 2011 or 2012, he was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations for child porn. Three weapons and a computer were seized, but there was not enough evidence to prosecute, according to law enforcement sources.
Santiago also has a record for minor traffic violations and was evicted in 2015 for not paying rent.
The suspect wasn’t hurt in the incident and no one else was taken into custody.
Law enforcement agents continued to search the airport property, including the parking garages.
Governments Will Soon Create Human Slaves In Labs
Babies made without mothers could come sooner than we think, leading biologists claim.
Late last year, a team at the University of Bath discovered that sperm and skin cells - or any other kind of non-egg cell - might be all you need for conception.
At the time, they said the scenario of men conceiving with men was 'speculative and fanciful'.
But in a new report published today, the top embryologists at Harvard and Brown Universities urge nations to begin contemplating the legal minefield that would surround mother-less babies.
'With science and medicine hurtling forward at breakneck speed, the rapid transformation of reproductive and regenerative medicine may surprise us,' they write.
'Before the inevitable, society will be well advised to strike and maintain a vigorous public conversation on the ethical challenges of IVG [in vitro gametogenesis].'
Eggs can be tricked into developing into an embryo without fertilization, but the embryos, called parthenogenotes, die after a few days.
Scientists at Bath have developed a method of injecting mouse parthenogenotes with sperm so they can go on in many cases to become healthy pups.
Working with mice, the team produced healthy offspring while bypassing the normal process of fertilising an egg cell with sperm.
Although the embryos in the experiment started out as egg cells, the experiment raises the prospect that one day they could do the same with adult cells.
Writing in Science Translational Medicine, Dr. Eli Adashi of Brown University, I. Glenn Cohen, professor at Harvard Law School, and Dr. George Daley, dean of Harvard Medical School, warn this is something that they have contemplated for a while.
'These things may happen, and it may just be a question of time,' said Dr Adashi, who has been tracking the development of IVG, mostly in Japan and the United Kingdom, since 2005.
For years, scientists at their institutions have been looking at the idea of IVG, which holds the promise of radically advancing fertility and the ability to intervene against disease at the pre- or post-embryonic stage.
But it also could lead to ethical nightmares - if people become empowered to create and choose among scores of embryos in the pursuit of ideal children, for example.
'There's something troubling about an inexhaustible supply of gametes that can be fertilized into an inexhaustible supply of embryos,' said Dr Adashi, professor of medical science and former dean of medicine and biological sciences at Brown University.
Merkel Creates Giant EU Army To Defend Globalist Takeover of Europe
Angela Merkel has vowed to take charge in creating a new EU army that will defend Europe against the “dangers” of a Trump administration.
The German leader says that the European Union needs to have its own army that will take on “more responsibility in the world,” as diplomatic relations between America and Europe “thaw” due to political differences.
And describing Brexit as “emotional” for her she urged the remaining 27 member states to use Britain’s decision to leave to railroad through ever closer military cooperation.
Mrs Merkel made the remarks as she picked up honorary degrees from two Belgian universities which were awarded in recognition of her work towards a ‘unified Europe’.
They come as eurocrats continue to press forward with plans for much closer European cooperation on military matters – a so-called ‘Defence Union’ – which is seen by most observers as the back-door creation of an EU army.
EU chiefs were recently forced to drop controversial plans for a joint military headquarters in Brussels after Britain pledged to veto them, but Mrs Merkel hinted they will be back on the table immediately after Brexit.
Concerns have been raised that an EU army will fatally undermine NATO – the western military alliance which has kept peace on the continent for 50 years – by creating a competing command structure.
But Mrs Merkel insisted such a force will need to come into being in part because of the indifference of Mr Trump, who takes office on January 21, towards the entire euro project.
She said: “Let’s not fool ourselves. From the point of view of some of our traditional partners – and I am thinking here as well about the transatlantic relations – there is no eternal guarantee for a close cooperation with us Europeans.
“I’m convinced that Europe and the EU will have to learn to take on more responsibility in the world.”
The German leader insisted that only Brussels, and not individual member states, can successfully solve global problems, citing defence issues including Russian aggression in Ukraine.
She said: “Europe is facing the biggest challenges for decades. It would be naive to always rely on others to solve the problems in our neighbourhood.”
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The UN’s free speech advocate has warned that British government plans to enforce age verification and some censorship of pornographic websites risk breaking international human rights law and would contribute to a “significant tightening of control over the internet”.
(((David Kaye))), the special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, called on ministers to conduct a comprehensive review of the digital economy bill, which he said facilitated state surveillance and lacked judicial oversight.
The bill, intended to regulate a range of issues relating to the internet and electronic records, also includes measures to increase data sharing between government departments and protect intellectual property.
But it is the measures to control pornography that have sparked an outcry amid fears that they will will create a database of internet users’ sexual proclivities and roll back Britain’s censorship regime to the pre-internet era.
Billionaire George Soros Lost Nearly $1 Billion in Weeks After Trump Election
Billionaire hedge-fund manager George Soros lost nearly $1 billion as a result of the stock-market rally spurred by Donald Trump’s surprise presidential election.
But Stanley Druckenmiller, Mr. Soros’s former deputy who helped Mr. Soros score $1 billion of profits betting against the British pound in 1992, anticipated the market’s recent climb and racked up sizable gains, according to people close to the matter.
The divergent bets of the two traders are a stark reminder of the challenges even acclaimed investors have faced following Mr. Trump’s unexpected victory. Many experts had predicted a tumble for stocks in the wake of the election, but instead the Dow Jones Industrial Average has climbed 9.3%.
Last year, Mr. Soros returned to trading at Soros Fund Management LLC, which manages about $30 billion for Mr. Soros and his family. Mr. Soros was lured back by the opportunities to profit from what he saw as coming economic troubles.
Mr. Soros was cautious about the market going into November and became more bearish immediately after Mr. Trump’s election, according to people close to the matter. The stance proved a mistake—the stock market has rallied on expectations that Mr. Trump’s policies will boost corporate earnings and the overall economy.
As a result, some of Mr. Soros’s trading positions incurred losses approaching $1 billion, the people say. Mr. Soros adjusted his positions and exited many of his bearish bets late last year, avoiding further losses, the people added.
White Teenager Raises $15K for College, Says Parents Cut Her Off Over Black Boyfriend
Allie Dowdle says her parents cut off her college fund because her boyfriend is black. A white high school senior who says her parents cut her off financially after she continued, despite them forbidding it, to date her African-American boyfriend, has raised more than $15,000 in a day through her GoFundMe page.
“About a year ago, I told my parents that I’d started dating a boy named Michael, pictured with me above,” writes Allie Dowdle, 18, of Eads, Tenn. “Hoping to share him with my family, I showed my parents his picture, and the conversation was over before it even began. My dad did not give me an option: he told me that I was not allowed to see Michael ever again. Why? Strictly because of skin color. It wasn’t a quiet ‘no,’ either. I’ll never forget the yelling my parents did, when they expressed how disappointed they were in me, that I could do so much better. I did not know what to do. I couldn’t comprehend how someone could be seen as less because of pigment. I still can’t comprehend it, and I never will be able to.”
Good! Hungary Plans to Crackdown on All Soros-Funded NGOs
Hungary plans to crack down on non-governmental organizations linked to billionaire George Soros now that Donald Trump will occupy the White House, according to the deputy head of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s party.
The European Union member will use “all the tools at its disposal” to “sweep out” NGOs funded by the Hungarian-born financier, which “serve global capitalists and back political correctness over national governments,” Szilard Nemeth, a vice president of the ruling Fidesz party, told reporters on Tuesday. No one answered the phone at the Open Society Institute in Budapest when Bloomberg News called outside business hours.
“I feel that there is an opportunity for this, internationally,” because of Trump’s election, state news service MTI reported Nemeth as saying. Lawmakers will start debating a bill to let authorities audit NGO executives, according to parliament’s legislative agenda.
Orban, the first European leader to publicly back Trump’s campaign, has ignored criticism from the European Commission and U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration for building a self-described “illiberal state” modeled on authoritarian regimes including Russia, China and Turkey. In 2014, Orban personally ordered the state audit agency to probe foundations financed by Norway and said that civil society groups financed from abroad were covers for “paid political activists.”
Trump also accused the 86-year-old billionaire of being part of “a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities.”
In a pre-election commercial, he showed images of Soros along with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. CEO Lloyd Blankfein, all of whom are Jewish. The Anti-Defamation League criticized the ad for touching on “subjects that anti-Semites have used for ages.”
Crisis, Dullards And Wake-up Call
Crisis, Dullards And Wake-up Call
Many people who have been steady loyal dedicated even honorable investors in the gold & silver trade as personal protection for life savings have endured struggles with the family and friends. Whether the conversations are with dullards or stubborn types, maybe educated and formerly successful types, maybe those who are stuck in the paper world of shuffled investments of seemingly no basis, it is of no matter. The battle has been for a few years to convince those around us that a deep contracted crisis is underway. The battle has been to convince that a paradigm shift is in progress. The battle to convince family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, and acquaintances that the financial and economic system is facing a profound risk of total breakdown has been difficult. Most people are stuck in their own cocoon with family duties and business responsibilities, to be sure. Many people are also stuck within entrenched assumptions, most of which are false and easily dismissed. Many people simply do not care, since the official thermometer and barometer readings all read normal if not healthy signals, but then again they are rigged much like icing a thermometer from a rabidly sick man with a high fever. No resolution to certain pervasive intractable problems can come easily, not without a tumultuous sequence of events. The climax appears to have begun last year, while the breakdown accelerates.
SLEEPY DULL MASSES
The sleepy masses are not so much stupid as they are deceived. The dopey masses are not so much deranged as they are badly educated. The myopic masses are not so much apathetic as they are distracted. The wrong-footed masses are not so much debilitated as they are lied to constantly. The ignorant masses are not so much simple-minded as they are dedicated to watching rigged market indexes. They tend to be defiant when confronted by those who are well studied, as their reaction is clear indication of diminished ego and varnished embarrassment. They are not so truly lost as they are duped by watching their mutual funds, IRA funds, and 401k funds rising from the multi-$trillion hyper monetary inflation underway. They regard it as stimulus when they fail to notice the near complete capital destruction with the USEconomy, if not the entire Western Economy. The dullard masses might not awaken until their stock accounts are diminished in value, and some portion of their savings accounts are stolen. They might even cheer with the new Ministry of Truth being installed.
Chinese Leader Meets With Davos Globalist Puppets, Promotes "New World Order"
China's president will preach the advent of a new world order in Davos next week before the high priests of globalisation, who are facing an uprising from voters against their orthodoxy of open markets and borders.
The annual conclave of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss Alps, grouping 3,000 delegates from the worlds of government, business, science and the arts, has created the caricature of "Davos Man", a rich, rootless globetrotter who worships with fellow disciples in the church of free trade.
But populists are singing from a radically different hymn sheet. Their hostility towards both unfettered trade and immigration has already yielded Britain's vote to leave the European Union and the rise of once-fringe parties across Europe, including in France and Germany.
The ultimate rebuke to "Davos Man" will come on Friday, the last day of the week-long forum, when Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States.
And the consensus of a rules-based global order led by Washington is threatened by communist China's inexorable rise.
In that context, it is noteworthy that Xi Jinping will become the first Chinese president to attend the forum when he gives a keynote speech on Tuesday that is expected to extol Beijing's efforts to negotiate new types of regional trade deals shorn of US influence.
This year's Davos "may be the start of China's new role as a leader in promoting globalisation and a speedy recovery of the global economy", as Western countries turn to "isolationist self-centredness", commentator Sun Ding wrote for China's official Xinhua news service.
IHS Markit chief economist Nariman Behravesh stressed China is in no position yet to replace the United States as a global hegemon, but told AFP: "In Davos, Xi will likely articulate China's vision for the world economic and political order."
Trump Administration Invited To Syrian Peace Talks, Obama Regime Excluded!
Russia has invited the incoming Trump administration to Syrian peace talks it is sponsoring later this month with Turkey and Iran, part of a process from which the Obama administration pointedly has been excluded.
U.S. participation, especially if an agreement is reached, would be the first indication of the enhanced U.S.-Russia cooperation that President Vladimir Putin and President-elect Donald Trump have forecast under a Trump administration.
The invitation, extended to Trump’s designated national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, came in a Dec. 28 phone call to Flynn by Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador in Washington, according to a transition official.
The official said that “no decision was made” during the call and that “I don’t have anything additional on U.S. attendance at this time.” The official spoke on the condition of anonymity based on ground rules set by the transition team.
A spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that the United States would attend the talks, according to Turkish media. To be held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, the talks are tentatively scheduled to begin Jan. 23, three days after Trump’s inauguration. Syrian government and opposition representatives are also expected to attend.
The Astana meeting will follow an unsuccessful year-long attempt, spearheaded by the Obama administration and Russia, to implement a ceasefire and begin peace talks in Syria. Moscow and Washington have accused each other of sabotaging that effort. Russia initiated the new process, aiming to demonstrate its own leadership role on the regional and global stages.
Meanwhile, the timing of the Flynn-Kislyak call has prompted questions about whether they also discussed sanctions on Russia that President Obama was widely reported to be preparing - and announced the next day – and whether Trump, as president, will enforce them or even allow them to stand.
So Good! EU Break-up No Longer Unthinkable
Germany's insistence on austerity in the euro zone has left Europe more divided than ever and a break-up of the European Union is no longer inconceivable, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel told Der Spiegel magazine.
Gabriel, whose Social Democrats (SPD) are junior partner to Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in her ruling grand coalition, said strenuous efforts by countries like France and Italy to reduce their fiscal deficits came with political risks.
"I once asked the chancellor, what would be more costly for Germany: for France to be allowed to have half a percentage point more deficit, or for Marine Le Pen to become president?" he said, referring to the leader of the far-right National Front.
"Until today, she still owes me an answer," added Gabriel, whose SPD favors a greater focus on investment while Merkel's conservatives put more emphasis on fiscal discipline as a foundation for economic prosperity.
The SPD is expected to choose Gabriel, their long-standing chairman who is also economy minister, to run against Merkel for chancellor in September's federal election, senior party sources said on Thursday.
Asked if he really believed he could win more votes by transferring more German money to other EU countries, Gabriel replied: "I know that this discussion is extremely unpopular."
"But I also know about the state of the EU. It is no longer unthinkable that it breaks apart," he said in the interview, published on Saturday.
"Should that happen, our children and grandchildren would curse us." he added.
Finally, Some Common Sense Gun Legislation!
Congressman Moves to Have “Gun Free School Zones Act” Repealed
On December 8, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) announced that he will be chair of a new Congressional Second Amendment Caucus.
In a press release, Massie said:
“The recent election results present us with a new opportunity to advance pro-gun legislation and reverse the erosion of the Second Amendment that’s occurred over the last few decades. I look forward to working with the new President and this determined group of conservatives to promote a pro-gun agenda.”
Members of the Second Amendment Caucus will draft and sponsor pro-gun legislation, and will invite firearm experts, constitutional scholars, and pro-gun groups to speak to the caucus.
The group is already taking action: on Monday, Rep. Massie introduced legislation to repeal the law that banned possession of firearms in school zones across the United States.
Titled H.R. 34, the Safe Students Act, the bill was originally introduced by Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) in 2007. It repeals the Gun-Free School Zones Act (GFSZA) of 1990, which makes it “unlawful for any individual knowingly to possess a firearm at a place that the individual knows, or has reasonable cause to believe, is a school zone.” In 1995, the Supreme Court held the GFSZA unconstitutional, which prompted Congress to amend the bill in 1996. The Supreme Court has not ruled on the constitutionality of the amended Act.
Gun-free zones are ideal locations for wannabe mass shooters to implement their nefarious plans – criminals are more likely to choose settings where they are not likely to be confronted with an armed person who may stop them.
While the Gun-Free School Zones Act may have been well-intended, take a look at what has happened since its implementation:
In a press release posted on January 5, Massie said:
“Gun-free school zones are ineffective. They make people less safe by inviting criminals into target-rich, no-risk environments. Gun-free zones prevent law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves, and create vulnerable populations that are targeted by criminals.”
“A bigger federal government can’t solve this problem. Weapons bans and gun-free zones are unconstitutional. They do not and cannot prevent criminals or the mentally ill from committing acts of violence. But they often prevent victims of such violence from protecting themselves.”
BIKERS FOR TRUMP Vow to Defend Trump Inauguration: Form Wall of Protection
Chris Cox, Bikers for Trump founder, joined Stewart Varney on Friday to discuss plans for next week’s Inauguration.
Bikers for Trump announced plans to protect Trump and Inaugural attendees. Cox says the bikers will “form a wall of meat” if needed.
Bikers for Trump posted an announcement of their plans for Inauguration week on Facebook.
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Record 95,102,000 Americans Not in Labor Force, Up 18% Since Obama Took Office in 2009
Barack Obama's presidency began with a record number of Americans not in the labor force, and it's ending the same way.
The final jobs report of the Obama presidency, released Friday, shows that the number of Americans not in the labor force has increased by 14,573,000 (18.09 percent) since January 2009, when Obama took office, continuing a long-term trend that began well before Obama was sworn in.
In December, according to the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, a record 95,102,000 Americans were not in the labor force, 47,000 more than in November; and the labor force participation rate was 62.7 percent, a tenth of a point higher than in November.
The participation rate dropped to a 38-year low of 62.4 percent on Obama's watch, in September 2015. It was only 3-tenths of a point higher than that last month.
Anything You Say Around Your Smart Devices Can and Will Be Used Against You in Court
Are your smart devices spying on you for the State? In this video, Vin Armani discusses the danger of prosecutors being able to confiscate the entire voice history on your smart devices, like the popular Amazon Echo, to find wrongdoing.
Watch the full broadcast here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITfo-3Ijyjc
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New Fridges and Washing Machines Spying On American Citizens
High-tech washing machines and fridges will soon be used by detectives gathering evidence from crime scenes, experts have forecast.
The advent of ‘the internet of things’ in which more devices are connected together in a world of ‘smart working’ could in future provide important clues for the police.
Detectives are currently being trained to look for gadgets and white goods which could provide a ‘digital footprint’ of victims or criminals.
Mark Stokes, the head of the digital, cyber and communications forensics unit at the Metropolitan Police told The Times: “Wireless cameras within a device, such as fridge, may record the movement of owners and suspects.
“Doorbells that connect directly to apps on a user’s phone can show who has rung the door and the owner or others may then remotely,m if they choose, to give controlled access to the premises while away from the property.
“All these leave a log and a trace of activity. The crime scene of tomorrow is going to be the internet of things.”
Migrants carry out random acts of violence and sexual assault in Augsburg,Germany on NYE
oung Migrants Wreak New Year’s Eve Havoc in Bavarian City
Police in Augsburg say that migrants were responsible for several incidents on New Year’s Eve including a stabbing that left one man injured. Several other incidents involving fireworks used as weapons also led to several victims being injured, and a firework that was shot at a police vehicle caused an accident costing 50,000 euros’ worth of damage, reports Augsburger Allgemeine.
Fireworks were also employed by several migrants to attack and cause damage to property. Police say that three Syrian migrants deliberately targetted revellers with fireworks at the main intersection at Königsplatz in the city centre.
Emergency service workers were also targetted. In one case, a fireman attempting to aid a man who was hit in the eye with a firework was also shot at with fireworks. Police spokesman Friedhelm Bechtel said he was “sad and stunned” that those celebrating would turn on their fellow man on New Year’s Eve and that they would attack emergency services who were trying to help those injured.
Sexual assault, which was rampant during the 2015 New Year’s celebrations across Germany, and specifically in Cologne, also occurred in Augsburg.
The New Year’s Eve celebrations in Cologne went off without any major incident due to the heavily increased police presence this year, but not everyone was pleased with police tactics. Left-wing activists have accused police of “racial profiling” because the authorities specifically controlled North African migrants, who were largely responsible for the attacks last year.
5,000 National Guards To Attend Trump Inauguration Over Murder Plot
Thousands of National Guard troops have been deployed to the upcoming Donald Trump inauguration after an assassination plot was discovered.
The Jan. 20 inauguration will see 5,000 troops deployed downtown and a massively beefed up security presence surround the President-elect in order to thwart any assassination attempt.
Mayor Muriel Bowser said despite increased security concerns, the city is prepared and ready for the event, she said Friday at a press conference with U.S. Secret Service and other security forces.
“We prepare for the biggest number possible,” Bowser said. Secret Service special agent Brian Ebert said the Washington field office is “well-prepared and ready for this inauguration.”
In addition to the 5,000 National Guard troops being deployed in the city, 3,000 security officers from multiple jurisdiction will also be on the ground, according to security officials.
“My expectation of this entire team is that they have prepared for any and all circumstances,” Bowser said.
The city’s interim police chief, Peter Newsham, said the city is ready for all contingencies and is monitoring social media to track activists and others looking to disrupt the 58th inauguration.
“Some folks that are indicating on social media that they’re coming to shut down the inauguration or the events,” Police Chief Newsham said. “[It] is something that we will be prepared for.”
The inauguration will cost the city $30 million, with $19 million appropriated by Congress, according to the mayor. Bowser expects the remainder to be reimbursed by the federal government.
Anti-Defamation League declares Pepe a symbol of hate
"What we've seen over the past several months is an increase in this particular meme of Pepe the Frog being used by white supremacists and bigots of all kinds," says Oren Segal, the director of the ADL's Center on Extremism. "Because of the volume of the hatred and the efforts to use it to harass people online, we felt it was time to add Pepe the Frog to our database."
Segal says the alt-right is doing more than just putting a Hitler mustache on Pepe the Frog or placing him in front of a concentration camp. They're using the memes against individuals. "Those images have tended to target Jews and maybe perceived Jews and others in an effort to intimidate and harass."
About Time! Donald Trump Announces Plan To Shatter Big Pharma Monopolies!
In a welcome announcement during a press conference today, President-elect Donald Trump announced a plan to shatter the monopolistic pricing of Big Pharma that has been draining literally trillions of dollars from the government for the past two decades.
“Pharma has a lot of lobbyists and a lot of power,” said Trump. “There’s very little bidding on drugs. We’re the largest drug buyer in the world, and we’re going to start bidding. We’re going to start saving billions of dollars on drugs.”
Trump is referencing the fact that all the former Presidents in recent memory — Clinton, Bush and Obama — have maintained what can only be called a “monopoly pricing drug cartel” in the United States, where the U.S. government pays outrageously high prices for prescription medications purchased via Medicare, federal health coverage plans and VA Hospital operations. The utter lack of competitive pricing has been kept in place by an army of pharma lobbyists “bribing” complicit lawmakers and bureaucrats to keep high prices in place and eliminate competitive bidding for prescription medication purchase contracts.
$324.6 billion a year in overpriced prescription medications to appease Big Pharma lobbyists
As a result, the federal government is spending hundreds of billions of dollars on overpriced prescription drugs each year, dolling out a whopping $324.6 billion on prescription drugs in 2015 alone. “Spending on prescription drugs outpaced all other services in 2015,” says a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid report entitled National Health Expenditures: 2015 Highlights.
That same report reveals that U.S. health care spending has now reached $3.2 trillion annually, or nearly $10,000 per person. If this spending isn’t curtailed, it’s going to bankrupt America and will soon hit an astonishing 25% of GDP, meaning 1 out of every 4 dollars generated in the entire U.S. economy will be going to drug companies, cancer treatment centers, hospitals, doctors and medical device manufacturers.
High drug prices weaken U.S. worker competitiveness in global marketplace
Obviously, that rate of expenditure is unsustainable. It also makes U.S. workers far more expensive than workers in overseas regions, harming the economic competitiveness of U.S. companies. In order for U.S. workers to remain competitive, U.S. health care costs need to be drastically reduced… and that means finally forcing drug companies to compete on pricing rather than receiving “full retail” monopoly-priced reimbursements from the federal government.
Making America Great Again, in other words, means stopping the federal government from being ripped off by Big Pharma.
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MAGA! Alibaba to Discuss Expansion Plans with Trump, Aims To Create 1,000,000 US Jobs!
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Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma is meeting with U.S. president-elect Donald Trump on Monday to discuss plans to create one million new U.S. jobs over the next five years.
The Monday meeting will focus on the Chinese e-commerce company's U.S. expansion plans, according to spokespeople for both Alibaba and Trump.
The meeting comes amid tensions between China and the incoming Trump administration. Trump has proposed steep tariffs on trade with China, and has incited political controversy over the U.S. relationship with Taiwan.
But Trump has also been critical of Alibaba rival Amazon, who like Alibaba, offers cloud services and a marketplace for third-party sellers. Trump has said Amazon will have "such problems" during his presidency, because of their tax structure.
If they reach a deal, Alibaba would be the latest in a string of companies that has committed to create U.S. jobs in the wake of Trump's election.
This story is developing. Please check back for further updates.
Globalist Puppet Angela Merkel Now Forced To Finally Accept Reality! Amnesty Causes Problems!
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party is considering setting a flexible limit on the number of migrants allowed into the country each year.
In 2015, as the migrant crisis gathered pace, Mrs. Merkel told the German people there was “no limit” to the number of migrants she was prepared to allow into Germany annually.
The possible change in policy follows a similarly stark shift in rhetoric from the chancellor towards mass migration and Islam in the past months – after her party suffered losses to the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in local elections and Mrs. Merkel prepares to stand for a fourth term as chancellor later this year.
The CDU’s Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), has also been pressuring for change, and the chancellor will need their support to win power this year.
The CSU is advocating a 200,000 limit, which has been rejected by Mrs. Merkel in favour of a less rigid “breathing benchmark”.
CSU MP Stephan Mayer and his colleague Armin Schuster of the CDU wrote in a letter to the chancellor and CSU leader Horst Seehofer that “the proposal envisages a concept for the establishment of a ‘breathing’ benchmark for the possible admission of people in need of protection in Germany”.
“I believe it is in the interests of both the CDU and CSU sister parties that we enter the federal election campaign united,” Mr. Mayer told CSU members at an annual retreat, according to Die Welt.
At the beginning of December, the chancellor shocked many by announcing she believes the full Islamic face veil, or “burqa”, has no place in her country and should be banned.
Trump Triumphs Again! Negotiating with American Petroleum Institute to Add Another 800,000 Jobs!
Trump Triumphs and is currently negotiating with the American Petroleum Institute to add another 800,000 jobs to the American economy.
According to Jack Gerard, President and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, the addition of off shore Petroleum and Natural Gas Production would add another 800,000 jobs to the American Economy and over $200 Billion a year to Federal Coffers.
Add this to the Oil Pipe Line coming form North Dakota and the Addition of Texas and California Petroleum the us would not only have it’s trade deficit eliminated in 1 year it would be able to push it’s New Dollar: Buy Cheap Oil using the Dollar or buy crude at twice the price using the Yuan.
The combined total job increase would be well over 2 Million in manufacturing jobs.
If they again opened the Largest Chrome Mine in history - America would again begin to dominate the World’s Economic System.
When tax laws are then changed America would again become the largest Coal and Iron exporter in the world.
Imagine the possibilities once the Trumpster is sworn in???
TURNS OUT CALIFORNIA HAD NO DROUGHT PROBLEM AT ALL! SENATOR FEINSTEIN BEHIND THE SCAM!
Finally I got final proof there was no drought, and the names of the people who ordered the dams drained.
BLOCKBUSTER: ABSOLUTE PROOF THERE WAS NO REASON TO DENY CALIFORNIA FARMERS WATER DURING THE SO-CALLED "CALIFORNIA DROUGHT" AND THAT SENATOR FEINSTEIN IS THE ONE WHO ALLOWED AND CAUSED THE DAMS TO BE DRAINED.
My california orange report was BANG ON. California has in fact received more water than normal over the past six years, and the drought was pure politics done on purpose to destroy the farmers and hand the land over to the elite, who will plant it with GMO. WANT PROOF? HERE IT IS:
This report was posted by Todd Fitchette of the Western Farm Press on Apr 05, 2016 which means the recent rains in California have NOTHING AT ALL to do with the overflowing dams and surplus water they had in 2016, and that instead the recent storms are a BIG FAKE EXCUSE to call a drought that did not happen "over" to avoid having senator Feinstein hung over what was done now that Trump got elected. As it turns out, "dual citizen" Feinstein is the one who caused the dams to be drained to destroy California agriculture. We now have the name of who made it happen.
Leaders react to USBR water allocation announcement
Todd Fitchette | Apr 05, 2016
"We have seen huge flows into and out of the Delta this year. Todays announcement of a measly five percent allocation to farms and cities in the San Joaquin Valley, contrasted with the State Water Projects 45 percent allocation, provides dark confirmation that a policy of destruction of farmland is in place."
I figured I would let you read what came through my e-mail inbox in the wake of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced water allocations for 2016.
Below are the comments of others regarding the April 1 federal water allocation by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
From Jason Peltier, executive director, San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority: "We are furious with todays allocation announcement. At a time when water supplies have returned to normal and the major reservoirs are in flood control operations, the federal fishery agencies continue to hoard water instead of using a balanced approach that includes water for productive California farms and businesses and many of its people.
Mother nature has given us all the water we need. There is no question that failed regulations imposed on Reclamation are not achieving their intended goals as the extreme limitations on moving water to farms and cities has had no measurable benefit to the fisheries. President Roosevelt started building this great water project 80 years ago. The mismanagement of it over the last 20 years has crippled its ability to serve thousands of California farms, people in urban areas, as well as our rural economy.
Germany says 280,000 asylum seekers arrived in 2016, a drop of 600,000 on the previous year.
The German interior minister said that the decrease was due to the closure in 2016 of the Balkan route and the migrant deal between the EU and Turkey.
The record influx of 890,000 people came as migrants and refugees travelled through Greece and the Balkans.
They headed for Germany after Chancellor Angela Merkel ordered a temporary open-door asylum policy.
Her decision to suspend EU rules on registering asylum seekers in the first EU state they entered was aimed at the growing number of Syrians fleeing the conflict in their country, but large numbers of people of other nationalities made the journey too.
Indian factory uses coal fumes to make valuable chemicals & 100km away is world's biggest solar farm
Two world-leading clean energy projects have opened in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
A £3m industrial plant is capturing the CO2 emissions from a coal boiler and using the CO2 to make valuable chemicals. It is a world first.
And just 100km away is the world's biggest solar farm, making power for 150,000 homes on a 10 sq km site.
The industrial plant appears especially significant as it offers a breakthrough by capturing CO2 without subsidy.
Built at a chemical plant in the port city of Tuticorin, it is projected to save 60,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year by incorporating them into the recipes for baking soda and other chemicals.
The owner of the chemicals plant, Ramachadran Gopalan, told a BBC Radio 4 documentary: "I am a businessman. I never thought about saving the planet. I needed a reliable stream of CO2, and this was the best way of getting it."
He says his operation has now almost zero emissions. He hopes soon to install a second coal boiler to make more CO2 to synthesise fertiliser.
The chemical used in stripping the CO2 from the flue gas was invented by two young Indian chemists. They failed to raise Indian finance to develop it, but their firm, Carbonclean Solutions, working with the Institute of Chemical Technology at Mumbai and Imperial College in London, got backing from the UK's entrepreneur support scheme.
Good! Congress Reintroduces Bill That Will Jail Returning Illegal Immigrants
The 2016 U.S. presidential election to a great extent also served as a referendum on immigration policy. President-elect Donald Trump fiercely campaigned on a platform of crushing illegal immigration and protecting the safety and security of Americans. Hillary Clinton echoed the so-called political correctness of President Barack Obama and took the same soft, if not utterly condonable, attitude towards immigrants, illegals included.
With Trump at the helm ready to wage war against illegal immigration and a Republican-dominated Congress, proponents of a piece of legislation which targets undocumented immigrants who illegally return to the U.S. after being deported are optimistic now is the perfect opportunity to have the bill passed.
The proposed legislation is called Kate's Law named after Kate Steinle, a young Californian woman who was brutally shot and killed by an illegal immigrant felon Juan Lopez-Sanchez, while leisurely walking with her father on a pier in San Francisco in 2015. Lopez-Sanchez reportedly returned to the country after being deported.
Kate's Law, if passed, would impose a minimum five-year federal prison service on those who illegally return after deportation.
The legislative piece passed last year in the House of Representatives but unfortunately was filibustered by Democrats in the Senate. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx) and U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) reintroduced the bill last week. Supporters of the bill believe it has greater chances of being passed in Congress now, and that it would be apt for Trump to sign it into law given his strong stance against illegal immigration.
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said that he cannot imagine a logical argument against Kate's Law while Fox News anchor and attorney Gregg Jarrett expressed his belief that the law would serve as a serious deterrent against illegal immigrants with criminal records from going back to the U.S. to potentially commit new crimes.
Krauthammer also added that the retirement of former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid ( D-Nev.) is a good sign that Kate's Law will have better chances of making it this time.
Obama Denies the Murder Wave on his Watch
President Barack Obama used the Harvard Law Review to broadcast his claim that “there is no growing crime wave,” despite the crime wave that has killed 1,500 Americans in 2015 and 2016.
His claim that crime has remained “near historic lows,” and his denial of the national murder spike, came in his op-ed published by the Harvard Law Review:
“There is no growing crime wave.”
“Crime remains near historic lows.”
“I have also used my clemency power to a degree unmatched in modern history to address unfairness in the federal system … I will be the first President in decades to leave office with a federal prison population lower than when I took office.”
The FBI’s 2015 crime report revealed a 10.8 percent increase in murders from 2014 to 2015—the largest increase in a single year since 1971—along with a 3.9 percent increase in violent crime overall.
The left-wing Brennan Center for Justice reported that violent crime surged in 2015 and in 2016:
The  violent crime rate is projected to rise slightly, by 5.5 percent, with half the increase driven by Los Angeles (up 13.3 percent) and Chicago (up 16.2 percent) … :The violent crime rate is projected to rise slightly, by 5.5 percent, with half the increase driven by Los Angeles (up 13.3 percent) and Chicago (up 16.2 percent) … Nationally, the murder rate is projected to increase 31.5 percent from 2014 to 2016 — with half of additional murders attributable to Baltimore, Chicago, and Houston.
Yet Obama insisted “there is no growing crime wave,” effectively ignoring the roughly 1,500 victims of the post-2014 murder spike.
Obama’s claim of civic peace is also at odds with the televised evidence dramatic race riots, high-profile cop killings, rapes, murders, illegal alien crimes, and chaos that rippled across the country during the second term of his presidency.
Violent crime, particularly homicides, rose in many major cities: Chicago’s gun crime death toll is so high it’s distorting national murder figures and “37 of the 65 largest police agencies” reported continuing homicide increases in 2016, according to the Wall Street Journal.
In 2016, Muslim and second-generation immigrant Omar Mateen slaughtered 49 in a gay Orlando nightclub.
The Islamic school where pupils can't name the prime minister
An Islamic independent school has been slammed by Ofsted after inspectors found CCTV cameras in the toilets and students could not name the Prime Minister.
Darul Hadis Latifiah, an all boys school in east London, was branded inadequate across all areas, as the school watchdog concluded pupils were 'not prepared for life in modern Britain'.
Many of the students at the school in Bethnal Green, did not know Theresa May is the country's political leader.
Inspectors also found a book which 'promoted inappropriate views' on how girls and women should behave and said changing rooms and showers were 'grimy and disgusting' after mouse droppings and sharp metal were found on the floor.The report detailed how CCTV cameras had been found in the school, which takes pupils between 11 and 20-years-old.
The report read: 'An inspector noted a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera in the communal area of the toilets.
'Leaders did not have a consistent view of why and how the camera had been installed and were unable to provide evidence that a risk assessment or consultation had taken place.
'In addition, there was no record of how and when the decision was made.
Six Alternative Plans to Replace Obamacare: Now Up To GOP Leadership To Pick One!
Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) discussed repealing Obamacare with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Monday, as well as alternate plans, including one he recently introduced in the House.
The Daily Signal reports, “Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., has introduced a bill in the House that, if passed, will allow individuals to decide how they want their health care funds to be spent, without the influence of the government or health insurance providers.”
Brat said that the health savings account legislation is a way for lawmakers to prove to the American people that they have a plan to replace Obamacare after repealing it.
Brat discussed several domestic alternatives, as well as systems other nations use.
“We’re waiting for leadership to coalesce around a plan,” said Brat.
In response to Democrat criticism that the GOP does not have a plan, Brat said, “That’s not true. We have five or six plans. We need to get a political backbone pretty soon and pick one of them.”
London passes annual air pollution limit for 2017 in just 5 days
London has breached its annual air pollution limits just five days into 2017, a “shameful reminder of the severity of London’s air pollution”, according to campaigners.
By law, hourly levels of toxic nitrogen dioxide must not be more than 200 micrograms per cubic metre (µg/m3) more than 18 times in a whole year, but late on Thursday this limit was broken on Brixton Road in Lambeth.
Many other sites across the capital will go on to break the annual limit and Putney High Street exceeded the hourly limit over 1,200 times in 2016. Oxford Street, Kings Road in Chelsea and the Strand are other known pollution hotspots.
NO2 pollution, which is produced largely by diesel vehicles, causes 5,900 early deaths every year in London. Most air quality zones across the country break legal limits and the crisis was called a “public health emergency” by MPs in April. This week scientists said that one in 10 cases of Alzheimer’s in people living near busy roads could be linked to air pollution.
Finland becomes the Ist country in Europe to pay its unemployed citizens a basic monthly income
Finland launches universal basic income pilot of 560 Euros a month
'Will this lead them to experiment with different jobs? Or make them lazier?' asks benefits expert
Finland has become the first country in Europe to pay its unemployed citizens a basic monthly income, in a radical pilot project aimed at reducing poverty and joblessness, while also cutting national spending and bureaucracy.
Two thousand people will receive 560 euros (£480) every month for two years, without having to report whether they are seeking employment or how they are spending the money. This will be deducted from any benefits they are already receiving.
The scheme has been created by KELA, the government agency which is responsible for the country's social benefits.
Citizens who receive unemployment benefits will be randomly selected, said KELA's Olli Kangas, who added that it had been designed to solve the “disincentive problem” among the jobless.
If a participant finds work, they will continue to receive the payments, preventing fears that they would lose out by finding employment.
More than eight per cent, or around 213,000 Finns were out of work in November, a figure unchanged from the previous year.
Chinks afraid of India,"If India makes more ICBMs,We help Pakis make ICBMs"
NEW DELHI: Beijing wants to communicate the message that if India increases the number of its long-range missiles, it will help "all-weather friend" Pakistan do the same, Chinese media said.
The context to this comment was India's final test firing of the Agni-IV+ inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Monday.
"If the UN Security Council has no objection over this (ICBMs), let it be. The range of Pakistan's nuclear missiles will also see an increase," the state-run Global Times said in an editorial, hinting that China will help Pakistan come on par with India.
News outfits in China are often used by the government to convey its opinions or to test the waters or to deliver rebukes it can't through diplomatic channels.
Global Times's editorial further batted for Pakistan saying it should be accorded the same nuclear privileges as India.
On the one hand, the editorial said China isn't bothered by India's testing of missiles that can carry nuclear warheads, but on the other it did sound like Beijing was perturbed by Agni-IV, especially as it came close on the heels of the successful test-firing of Agni-V+ .
the editorial alleged that India "has broken the UN's limits" on how many nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles it can produce.
On Monday, India successfully tested - for the final time - its long-range ballistic missile, Agni-IV, which can travel 4,000 kilometres. No long before that, it successfully test-fired Agni-V that has a range of more than 5,000 kilometres and can reach Europe and the northernmost parts of China.
Cabinet of Emperor Trump
Trump plans to nominate retired Marine Gen. John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security, a source familiar with the decision said on Dec. 7, 2016. Kelly is the former head of the U.S. Southern Command and was responsible for the country's military activities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Kelly, whose son was killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2010, also led troops in western Iraq.
Donald Trump has nominated retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis for defense secretary, his transition team said on Dec. 6, 2016. Mattis, known as "Mad Dog," is renowned for his tough talk and battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is also a revered figure in the Marine Corps and is known for his distrust of Iran.
Liberals Panic as Trump Could Flip Left-Leaning Ninth Circuit
Liberals are panicking about the fact that President-elect Donald Trump will be able to fill four vacancies on the historically left-leaning Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals when he takes office later this month.
Outgoing Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) called the vacancies a “judicial emergency,” according to Bay Area public radio station KQED, even though there are 29 judges on the court. The “emergency” is that Trump’s nominees might be able to make the court more conservative.
The Ninth Circuit’s jurisdiction covers many West Coast states, and its decisions have often reflected the liberal political culture of California and other “left coast” outposts. Over the past several decades, the frequency with which the U.S. Supreme Court — which had a narrow 5-4 conservative majority until 2016 — reversed Ninth Circuit rulings became a recurring theme. However, the Ninth Circuit has shown flashes of independence, as in recent Second Amendment rulings.
Liberals are worried about that increasing “moderation” at the Ninth Circuit. KQED interviewed University of Richmond law professor Carl Tobias, who commented: “I think even in the Obama years the court has moved to be more moderate than it used to be, so I think that with those four appointments it could make some difference and move the court further in that direction.”
On some issues, particularly on gay marriage, the liberal outlook of the Ninth Circuit has also become accepted more widely. The Supreme Court’s ruling on Hollingsworth v. Perry (2013), for example, vacated the Ninth Circuit’s ruling on procedural grounds but effectively paved the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage in California and elsewhere.
Barring a last-minute set of recess appointments, Trump will be able to fill the four vacancies, subject to the approval of the Senate. During the election, Trump produced a list of potential conservative judicial nominees to the Supreme Court.
Good! Scientists Develop Material Flimsier Than Plastic But Stronger Than Steel
Many scientists consider graphene to be one of the most potentially useful materials ever created. The atom-thick chain of carbon atoms are strong, light, and promise many applications, from energy storage to pollution removal to waterproof coating.
While graphene has been studied since the 1940s, scientists have had considerable trouble constructing it into a structurally useful form on a three-dimensional level. But now, scientists at MIT have figured out how to build up graphene into useful, 3-D shapes with the potential to be lighter and stronger than steel.
The new research marks an important step forward for the material. The hexagonal structure is essentially an "unrolled" carbon nanotube only an atom thick, usually only functional on a two-dimensional level. Despite this limitation, graphene is more than 100 times stronger than steel, and converting that two-dimensional strength into a structure usable for three-dimensional building materials has for years been something of a holy grail for graphene researchers. And now, scientists may be one step closer to that conversion.
The journal Science Advances published the results of the MIT study, describing how the researchers created a porous, three-dimensional graphene material. During the synthesis of the graphene, the team added heat and pressure in order to compress small flakes of graphene together, creating complex spongelike structures similar to corals and diatoms, a kind of unicellular algae. These structures, while not very dense, have a large surface area and are extremely strong; one graphene sample had only 5 percent of the density of steel, but was 10 times stronger.
The researchers had hoped that they might be able to create useful graphene structures that would actually be lighter than air, but computer modeling at an atomic level found that such structures would be crushed by outside air pressure. But the scientists did create scaled-up 3D-printed models of complex geometric structures called gyroids that could theoretically form the basis of a new class of super-strong and lightweight materials that would not even be necessarily limited to graphene.
"You can replace the material itself with anything," Markus Buehler, lead author of the study, said in a statement from MIT. "The geometry is the dominant factor. It's something that has the potential to transfer to many things."
Theoretically, a graphene designed with these gyroid shapes on a microscopic level could be even stronger than the strongest porous graphene material the team was able to create.
"Once we created these 3-D structures, we wanted to see what's the limit — what's the strongest possible material we can produce," Zhao Qin, study co-author, said in the statement.
1,565 Refugees Diagnosed with Active TB Since 2012, Three Times More Than Previously Reported
Between 2012 and 2015, 1,565 refugees were diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) in the United States, according to annual reports published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The CDC data, which has been public but obscure until now, shows that the number of refugees diagnosed with active TB in recent years is more than three times greater than previously reported by any media outlet.
The number of refugees diagnosed with TB in the United States has increased every year since 2012, the first year the CDC began publishing data on foreign-born cases of the disease by category, when 358 were diagnosed. In 2013, 396 refugees were diagnosed with TB. The following year, 2014, 402 refugees were diagnosed with TB, and in 2015, the number of refugees diagnosed with TB rose again to 409. Data for 2016 has not yet been reported.
In October, Breitbart News reported that 476 cases of active TB among refugees have been reported in the fifteen states that made that data available. Thirty-five states did not make the data available, even though they had apparently reported it to the CDC:
At least eight cases of active TB were diagnosed among refugees upon their arrival in Minnesota in 2015, bringing the total number of cases of active TB among refugees in Minnesota over the past six years to at least 304. That also increases the number of active TB cases diagnosed among refugees over the past six years in the fifteen states in which Breitbart News has been able to obtain data to 476, broken down as follows:
Minnesota (304), Wisconsin (27), Nebraska (21), Louisiana (21), Michigan (19), Vermont (17), Colorado (16), Florida (11), Ohio (11 in one county), Idaho (7), Kentucky (9 in one county), North Dakota (4 in one county), Indiana (4), California (3), and Tennessee, where two refugees have been diagnosed with the very dangerous, multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB.
Until Breitbart News discovered the public, but effectively hidden, CDC reports, the scale of the TB problem among refugees was underreported by more than 1,000 cases over recent years – off by a factor of more than three.
The number of refugees resettled annually in the United States increased from 58,238 in FY 2012 to 69,933 in FY 2015, according to the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Trump rallying Markets - Bullish 2017 !
After going nearly straight up after the election, the markets paused during the final two weeks of 2016. The Dow seemed to run into a wall as it approached 20,000, though it did end the wild year with a strong 13% gain.
Investors remain encouraged by Trump's promises to slash taxes, roll back regulation and unleash a wave of infrastructure spending. Wall Street is betting these stimulus plans will help American businesses and translate to higher stock prices.
Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at The Lindsey Group, cited Trump's deregulation efforts as a bullish force for stocks in 2017.
"The biggest beneficiary may be small businesses who've experienced death by a thousand regulatory cuts over the past 8 years," Boockvar wrote.
The positive start to 2017 stands in stark contrast with last year. The Dow plummeted 1,079 points in the first week of 2016 – the worst five-day start to a year on record – over fears about the crash in oil prices and China's economic slowdown.
dow 2016 chart
Flash forward 12 months and both of those concerns have reversed. Global stocks rallied overnight after a closely-watched manufacturing index in China showed the fastest rate of improvement since January 2013.
Likewise, oil prices initially popped 2.5% on Tuesday to $55 a barrel – hitting the highest level in a year and a half. That rally fizzled and crude ended the day down by more than 2%.
Still, optimism continues to abound in the oil patch. Oil bulls are hoping OPEC's agreement to limit oil production will ease the epic glut that caused prices to plunge two years ago.
Not even another Trump threat against a prominent American business could slow stocks down.
General Motors (GM) shares actually rose 1% on Tuesday after Trump warned the auto maker to make its Chevrolet Cruze in the U.S. or face a heavy tax. GM responded by stressing that the sedan model of the Cruze is manufactured in Ohio, while the hatchback version sold mostly overseas is made in Mexico.
Despite the bullish action in 2017's first trading day, analysts warn the Trump rally does face several threats in the coming months.
Trump's stance on trade was the No. 1 concern cited by market strategists surveyed by CNNMoney. The fear is that Trump's anti-trade campaign talk could translate into protectionist policies that hurt the economy.
Another source of concern: the Trump rally has made U.S. stocks more expensive. And if Trump's stimulus agenda faces any setbacks in Congress, it could be met with big disappointment on Wall Street.
"For now, investors may be wise to curb their enthusiasm until we have stronger evidence that Washington will actually implement a pro-growth agenda," David Kelly, chief global strategist at JPMorgan Funds, wrote in a note.
The media sees that Trump is great for the economy. Still, they try to spin the spin they always do and make fear and panic their primary focus point.
7 Rapefugees celebrate christmas by burning german man
On Christmas Eve, seven migrants set fire to a sleeping 37-year-old homeless man next to the Schönleinstraße subway station in the Berlin district of Kreuzberg. Several people who were passing by and one subway rider immediately sprang into action and may have prevented more serious injury.
The actions of the “youths” have now been classified as attempted murder, as one spokesperson for the police informed the public. Police have launched an investigation after the homeless man was saved by a quick-thinking train driver. The 37-year-old was sleeping at Schönleinstraße underground station when he was allegedly was set alight by a gang of youths.
The Berliner Zeitung writes neutrally of “young men” even though that when looking at the pictures it is clear to everyone that they are migrants: During the night between the 24th and 25th of December seven young men set a homeless man on fire at the subway station Schönleinstraße. Now pictures of the offenders have been published.
UK spent £5.2m of tax money pointlessly brainwashing africans with third wave feminism
>"Empowering women and girls around the world remains a priority, but we judge there are more effective ways to invest UK aid"
British taxpayers' money will no longer be used to fund the project behind an Ethiopian girl band, the Department for International Development (DfID) has said.
The five-piece pop group Yegna was formed as part of the Girl Effect programme and officials had previously praised the impact the project was having.
But International Development Secretary Priti Patel was challenged about a reported £5.2m grant to the scheme when she appeared before MPs in December and indicated that the programme was under review.
DfID had previously said: “UK aid in Ethiopia is combating forced child marriage, violence, teen pregnancy, migration and school drop-out, which are holding a generation of young Ethiopian women back.
“In the Amhara region the UK's work on girls and women, including Girl Effect, has averted or delayed marriage for nearly 40,000 girls.
“All programmes are kept under review to ensure they are helping the world's poorest and delivering value for UK taxpayers.”
Yegna is billed as a “multi-platform culture brand inspiring positive behaviour change for girls in Ethiopia”.
Anti-surveillance clothing aims to hide wearers from facial recognition
Hyperface project involves printing patterns on to clothing or textiles that computers interpret as a face, in fightback against intrusive technology
The use of facial recognition software for commercial purposes is becoming more common, but, as Amazon scans faces in its physical shop and Facebook searches photos of users to add tags to, those concerned about their privacy are fighting back.
Berlin-based artist and technologist Adam Harvey aims to overwhelm and confuse these systems by presenting them with thousands of false hits so they can’t tell which faces are real.
The Hyperface project involves printing patterns on to clothing or textiles, which then appear to have eyes, mouths and other features that a computer can interpret as a face.
TRUMP 1776 2017 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
The moon will meet Jupiter, April 10.
The largest planet in our solar system will appear adjacent to the moon just after sunset. National Geographic reports that Jupiter should be "brighter than normal" because the planet will have reached its opposition, its biggest and brightest point in our sky, just three weeks earlier.
Total solar eclipse, Aug. 21, 2017.
2017 will be a special year for the contiguous United States, which will see its first total solar eclipse since 1979, according to Earth Sky. The eclipse will occur directly over the country during daylight hours, and depending on weather should be highly visible from coast to coast.
Don't miss this one! If you do, you'll have to wait until 2024 for the next solar eclipse over North America.
Venus joins Jupiter, Nov. 13.
Jupiter will return in yet another incredible event as it will line up in the sky perfectly parallel and tightly close to Venus. Venus, being much closer to us, will appear much brighter. Look low on the eastern horizon during twilight to spot this event, according to National Geographic.
>so a total solar eclipse that occurs over populated areas is quite special. Indeed, the August 2017 event will be the first one whose totality path lies completely within the United States since 1776, experts have said.
>Hold up, what was that last part?..
>"𝕀𝕟𝕕𝕖𝕖𝕕, 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝔸𝕦𝕘𝕦𝕤𝕥 𝟚𝟘𝟙𝟟 𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕟𝕥 𝕨𝕚𝕝𝕝 𝕓𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕗𝕚𝕣𝕤𝕥 𝕠𝕟𝕖 𝕨𝕙𝕠𝕤𝕖 𝕥𝕠𝕥𝕒𝕝𝕚𝕥𝕪 𝕡𝕒𝕥𝕙 𝕝𝕚𝕖𝕤 𝕔𝕠𝕞𝕡𝕝𝕖𝕥𝕖𝕝𝕪 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕌𝕟𝕚𝕥𝕖𝕕 𝕊𝕥𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕤 𝕤𝕚𝕟𝕔𝕖 𝟙𝟟𝟟𝟞, 𝕖𝕩𝕡𝕖𝕣𝕥𝕤 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕤𝕒𝕚𝕕."
>𝟙𝟟𝟟𝟞: 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕪𝕖𝕒𝕣 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕌𝕟𝕚𝕥𝕖𝕕 𝕊𝕥𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕤 𝕕𝕖𝕔𝕝𝕒𝕣𝕖𝕕 𝕚𝕟𝕕𝕖𝕡𝕖𝕟𝕕𝕖𝕟𝕔𝕖 𝕗𝕣𝕠𝕞 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝔹𝕣𝕚𝕥𝕚𝕤𝕙 𝔼𝕞𝕡𝕚𝕣𝕖, 𝕔𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕓𝕣𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕕 𝕒𝕤 𝕒 𝕗𝕣𝕖𝕖𝕕𝕠𝕞 𝕞𝕚𝕝𝕖𝕤𝕥𝕠𝕟𝕖
>𝟚𝟘𝟙𝟟: 𝕋𝕣𝕦𝕞𝕡'𝕤 𝕚𝕟𝕒𝕦𝕘𝕦𝕣𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕗𝕚𝕣𝕤𝕥 𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕞 𝕒𝕤 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝟜𝟝𝕥𝕙 𝕡𝕣𝕖𝕤𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕟𝕥 𝕠𝕗 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕌𝕟𝕚𝕥𝕖𝕕 𝕊𝕥𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕤
Obama Regime Illegally Destroying Public Records Before Trump Gets Into Office
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says the Obama administration is destroying public records in the final days in office.
Just days ago, Assange offered a $30,000 reward to any administration employee who would publicly expose any official disposing of information.
During a Periscope press conference on Monday, Assange said the most important thing for Americans to do is to ensure Obama is not destroying those records.
“Past administrations of both Republican and Democratic players have engaged in mass destruction of records as they left office,” Assange said in response to a question.
“We are told that destruction of records is occurring now in different parts of the Obama administration in different departments or agencies.
“That’s what happens when an administration leaves office,” Assange said.
“Our philosophy is that such information is a part of history. It belongs, legally and philosophically, to the American people and more broadly, insofar as the United States interacts with the world, it belongs to the people of the world.
“It is part of human history and the destruction of major archives of human history, frankly, should be formally listed as a crime against humanity because those archives belong to humanity,” he said.
He said those records are what we use to understand the world around us and to form new observations.
“To destroy them is absolutely and egregious act. One understands the political motivation for it,” Assange contended, adding it is done to “eliminate small political risks by destroying major elements of history.”
Reminding listeners of the $30,000 reward, Assange said, “Our request to system administrators in the Obama administration goes for other administrations around the world as well, is take the data now.
“Just take it now. Keep it under your bed, or with your mother and then you can give that to Wikileaks or other journalists at your leisure,” he said.
“Get hold of that history and protect it,” Assange said, “because that is something that belongs to humanity and does not belong to a political party.”
Massive Violence Planned at the Border: Is This the Beginning of Red Dawn?
Massive Violence Planned at the Border: Is This the Beginning of Red Dawn?
Five days ago, several publications noted that the border crossing at San Yisidro, CA. was shut down twice in a 24 hour period. Gas-price protesters took over inspection lanes of El Chaparral last Saturday afternoon, traffic going north from Mexico into the United States at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
It was clear that this was a planned event and for very specific reasons that I will be revealing in the next 24 hours, I believe that paramilitary planners from Central America are probing our Border Patrol’s response strategies as a possible prelude to invasion.
At minimum, I fear that more massive border events are planned that will result in bloodshed. At maximum, I am very fearful that this is phase one of a Red Dawn invasion of the United States.
A Mexican citizen communicated to me that the country is on the verge of revolution and that the cartels are fueling the controversy. I was directed to the following English translation from a Mexican publication. As the reader will see, if these events turn violent, the location of the trouble is just a hop, skip and a jump from the border.
From Mexico Daily News
“Gasoline began flowing again yesterday in Mexicali, Baja California, after gas price protesters were persuaded to abandon their blockade of a Pemex distribution terminal.
The protest began six days ago but the number of protesters had dwindled to about 20 by Tuesday after taxi drivers accepted a tax break and left the blockade at La Rosita.
All the gas stations in the municipality were forced to close the same day for lack of fuel.
The remaining protesters had vowed to stay until gas prices were standardized with those of the U.S.
But they changed their minds after security forces arrived and advised that if they did not withdraw they would be removed by force.
Stupid Liberal Policies Of The Past Leads To Blowback For Liberals In Congress
Incoming Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says he regrets a 2013 decision by Senate Democrats, known as the “nuclear option” to decrease the number of senators needed to confirm Cabinet picks from 60 to 51 votes.
“I wish it hadn’t happened,” Schumer said in an interview with CNN, about the move that was triggered by former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid (D-NV).
The move is dubbed the “nuclear option” because by altering the filibuster rules it stands to blow up bipartisan Senate relations.
“I argued against it at the time,” Schumer said. “I said both for Supreme Court and in Cabinet should be 60, because on such important positions there should be some degree of bipartisanship. I won on Supreme Court, lost on Cabinet. But, that’s what we have to live with now.”
Republicans hold a 52-48 majority in the new Senate which means they already have the number needed to confirm Trump’s nominees without the Democrats. However, the Democrats have still vowed to fight against the picks. Schumer and his fellow Democratic senators will aggressively target eight of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks, which he refers to as “rigged.”
“If Republicans think they can quickly jam through a whole slate of nominees without a fair hearing process, they’re sorely mistaken,” Schumer said recently. He added, “President-elect Trump is attempting to fill his rigged cabinet with nominees that would break key campaign promises and have made billions off the industries they’d be tasked with regulating.”
In Full Panic, Chicoms Threaten To Break Relations With US If Globalist "One-China" Policy Dumped
On Sunday, directly on the heels of Taiwanese President Tsai-Ing wen’s controversial meeting with U.S. lawmakers in Houston, a state-run Chinese tabloid ran an editorial warning that China would “take revenge” if the U.S. abandoned its one-China policy.
“Trump is yet to be inaugurated, and there is no need for Beijing to sacrifice bilateral ties for the sake of Taiwan,” writes the Global Times. “But in case he tears up the one-China policy after taking office, the mainland is prepared.”
The editorial goes on to state that “Beijing would rather break ties with the US if necessary” and that continuing collaboration between U.S. and Taiwanese officials will “ruin Sino-US relations and destabilize the entire Asia-Pacific region.”
Later in the piece, however, the Times discards pretense and assumes a more threatening tone:
“If Trump reneges on the one-China policy after taking office, the Chinese people will demand the government to take revenge. There is no room for bargaining.”
The opinion of the Global Times, as Reuters points out, does not necessarily equate to the official stance of the Chinese government. It is, however, a state-controlled outlet, and the editorial undeniably reflects the mounting tension between China and the U.S. over the issue of Taiwan.
China views the nation of Taiwan — whose foundation was laid in 1949, when the official Chinese government was forced to flee to the island to escape the Communists — as an official Chinese province. This is the root of the one-China policy, which the U.S. has long adhered to.
This all began to change when incoming President Trump broke protocol, as highlighted by a Washington Post piece on Monday.
The situation intensified during the weeks that followed, most notably due to the Taiwanese president’s announcement that she would stop over in Houston to meet with Texas lawmakers on her way to Central America. This prompted the Chinese General Consul of Houston to send a letter to one of those lawmakers, Senator Ted Cruz, asking him not to meet with Tsai.
The senator ignored that request, however, and he and Governor Greg Abbott met with Tsai on Sunday. Within hours, the Global Times editorial warning the U.S. against taking actions counter to the “obligation of US presidents to maintain China-US relations” had been published.
In a statement, however, Senator Cruz made it clear the United States will not be told with whom it can and cannot meet.
“The People’s Republic of China needs to understand that in America we make decisions about meeting with visitors for ourselves,” the statement reads. “This is about the U.S. relationship with Taiwan, an ally we are legally bound to defend. The Chinese do not give us veto power over those with whom we meet. We will continue to meet with anyone, including the Taiwanese, as we see fit.”
Facebook recruiters 'stopped trying' for diversity after candidates were blocked by engineers
Facebook's recruiters spent several hours a week and had double the incentives to bring in female, black and Latino software engineers, Bloomberg reported. But many candidates didn't get offers from the final hiring managers, who were almost all white or Asian men, according to Bloomberg.
Instead, the final decision was based more on traditional factors like a candidate's resume or whether they worked at another tech giant, a move that "seems like the most baffling waste of time," diversity consultant Joelle Emerson told Bloomberg.
Couple flees grocery store after attempting to steal Crustacean legs
Police are searching for a man and woman who tried to make off with two bags of crustacean legs from a Newark grocery store last month, but were thwarted by an employee.
According to Sgt. Gerald Bryda, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department, the incident occurred at approximately 6:38 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Acme in Suburban Plaza off Elkton Road.
Bryda said the thieves ordered $103 worth of crustacean legs from the seafood department and then pushed their cart toward the exit without paying. As they got near the exit, an employee saw the man grab the two bags of crustacean legs out of the cart and leave the store with the woman.
Vaccine Court Confirms Healthy 13 year-old Boy Made Tetraplegic by Chicken Pox Vaccine
The debate about whether vaccines cause severe damage and harm to children is over. Anyone claiming vaccines cause no harm is willfully ignorant of reality, as U.S. courts have concluded, over and over again, that vaccines provably cause serious and permanent damage to children.
The latest such ruling to garner attention concerns a 13 year-old boy who was made tetraplegic (loss of function in all four limbs) following a chicken pox vaccination. After five years of battling the secretive “vaccine court” — run by Health and Human Services and founded for the purpose of denying vaccine damaged children due process via the regular court system — the evidence of harm from the vaccine was so irrefutable and conclusive that HHS had no choice but to declare the boy’s injuries were caused solely by the vaccine.
This federal courts document reveals:
On November 28, 2014, Respondent filed an amended report pursuant to Vaccine Rule
4(c) in which she concedes that Petitioner is entitled to compensation in this case. Specifically, Respondent agrees that “a preponderance of the evidence establishes that petitioner’s TM was caused-in-fact by the administration of his August 12, 2009 varicella vaccine, and that petitioner’s TM is not due to factors unrelated to the administration of the August 12, 2009 varicella vaccine.” Amended Rule 4 Report at 1-2.
A special master may determine whether a petitioner is entitled to compensation based upon the record. A hearing is not required … In light of Respondent’s concession and a review of the record, the undersigned finds that Petitioner is entitled to compensation. This matter shall now proceed to the damages phase.
Vaccine proven to have seriously harmed this child… now the payoff phase begins so the vaccine industry can keep maiming other children with impunity.
“Even with this concession, his case continued for another year in the damages phase, during which time the parties continued to negotiate the amount of damages that RD would receive for his injuries,” reports VacTruth.com
After Trump Victory, Obama Orders DHS To Completely Takeover Election System, Kills Democracy
After Trump Victory, Obama Orders DHS To Completely Takeover Election System, Kills Democracy
On Friday, the traditional day of the week for quietly releasing big news that will hopefully be ignored by the public—and also obscured by the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting—the chief of Homeland Security announced that his office will be taking over US elections.
If you can’t see the coup in progress, you need to keep looking until the message comes through.
Read carefully—ABC News reports. My comments are in brackets:
“Citing increasingly sophisticated cyber bad actors and an election infrastructure that’s ‘vital to our national interests’, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Friday that he’s designating U.S. election systems critical infrastructure…”
[Also known as: “we’re taking over.”]
“’Given the vital role elections play in this country, it is clear that certain systems and assets of election infrastructure meet the definition of critical infrastructure, in fact and in law’,” Johnson said in a statement. He added: ‘Particularly in these times, this designation is simply the right and obvious thing to do’.”
[Also known as: “we’re taking over.”]
“The determination came after months of review and despite opposition from many states worried that the designation would lead to increased federal regulation or oversight on the many decentralized and locally run voting systems across the country. It was announced on the same day a declassified U.S. intelligence report said Russian President Vladimir Putin ‘ordered’ an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election.”
[Also known as: “we needed an excuse, a fake cover story for our takeover, and Russia is it.”]
“Such a change [in who controls the US election process] does not require presidential action [or Congressional approval], and only requires the secretary [of DHS] to first consult with the assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism.”
[Also known as: “this is a coup by the White House.”]
“Johnson said election infrastructure included storage facilities, polling places and vote tabulation locations, plus technology involved in the process, including voter registration databases, voting machines and other systems used to manage the election process and report and display results.”
[Also known as: “We’re taking over every significant aspect of the national election process.”]
“The designation [of US elections as critical infrastructure] allows for information to be withheld from the public when state, local and private partners meet to discuss election infrastructure security — potentially injecting secrecy into an election process that’s traditionally and expressly a transparent process. U.S. officials say such closed door conversations allow for frank discussion that would prevent bad actors from learning about vulnerabilities. DHS would also be able to grant security clearances when appropriate and provide more detailed threat information to states.”
[Also known as: “we can intercede in the election process and determine its outcome without any need to pretend we’re being transparent; only people we approve will know the details of how we run elections; secrecy works.”]
“The Obama administration has proposed international cyber rules for peacetime that would expressly note that countries shouldn’t conduct online activity targeting critical [US] infrastructure, which will now also include election systems.”
[Also known as: “in case there is any doubt, elections systems in America will be property of the federal Executive Branch.”]
Odd! Head of DC National Guard to be Removed From Post in Middle of Inauguration!?
The U.S. Army general who heads the D.C. National Guard and is an integral part of overseeing the inauguration said Friday he will be removed from command effective Jan. 20, 12:01 p.m., just as Donald J. Trump is sworn in as president.
Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz’s departure will come in the midst of the presidential ceremony — classified as a national special security event — and while thousands of his troops are deployed to help protect the nation’s capital during an inauguration he has spent months helping to plan.
“The timing is extremely unusual,” Schwartz said in an interview Friday morning, confirming a memo announcing his ouster that was obtained by The Washington Post. During the inauguration, Schwartz would command not only the members of the D.C. guard but also an additional 5,000 unarmed troops sent in from across the country to help. He also would oversee military air support protecting the nation’s capital during the inauguration.
“My troops will be on the street,” Schwartz, who turned 65 in October, said. “I’ll see them off but I won’t be able to welcome them back to the armory.” He said that he would “never plan to leave a mission in the middle of a battle.”
Unlike in states, where the governor appoints the National Guard commander, in the District that duty falls to the president.
Schwartz, who was appointed to head the guard by President George W. Bush in 2008, maintained the position through President Obama’s two terms. He said his orders came from the Pentagon in the form of an e-mail that names his successor, an interim brigadier general, who takes over Jan. 20 at 12:01 p.m.
U.S. Army Maj. Jamie Davis, a spokesman at the Department of Defense, said Schwartz is classified as a “non-career status employee.” He noted that the interim commander starting Jan. 20 “is ready to assume complete mission” and handle the inauguration.
As is customary, Schwartz, like other presidential appointees, submitted a letter of resignation to give the new administration a clean start. He’d done so before, but the Obama administration twice declined to accept. The Trump transition team made the decision to accept Schwartz’s resignation, according to a military official with knowledge of the situation.
Members of Trump’s transition team did not immediately respond for comment.
Schwartz got the news in an e-mail from the Pentagon that announced the appointment of the interim commander.
Another military official with knowledge of the process said that the Trump transition team receives lists of political appointees and they can decide which resignations to accept. Army officials declined to comment on that part of the process. All resignations are effective at 12:01 p.m. on Inauguration Day.
D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) blasted the decision to remove Schwartz, particularly in the midst of the inauguration.
Pissgate:Trump dossier: intelligence sources vouch for author's credibility
Why had America’s intelligence agencies felt it necessary to provide a compendium of the claims to Barack Obama and Trump himself?
And the answer to that lies in the credibility of its apparent author, the ex-MI6 officer Christopher Steele, the quality of the sources he has, and the quality of the people who were prepared to vouch for him. In all these respects, the 53-year-old is in credit.
On Thursday night, as the former spy was in hiding, having fled his home in the south-east of England, former colleagues rallied to defend him. One described him as “very credible” – a sober, cautious and meticulous professional with a formidable record.
The former Foreign Office official, who has known Steele for 25 years and considers him a friend, said: “The idea his work is fake or a cowboy operation is false – completely untrue. Chris is an experienced and highly regarded professional. He’s not the sort of person who will simply pass on gossip.”
The official added: “If he puts something in a report, he believes there’s sufficient credibility in it for it to be worth considering. Chris is a very straight guy. He could not have survived in the job he was in if he had been prone to flights of fancy or doing things in an ill-considered way.”
That is the way the CIA and the FBI, not to mention the British government, regarded him, too. It’s not hard to see why.
It is unlikely that Steele would have had direct contact with the unnamed Kremlin officials who allegedly gave sensitive information on the president-elect. In fact, it’s believed the former spy hasn’t been able to visit Russia for more than 20 years. Rather,
Steele would have tapped up his network of sources deep inside the country, some of them dating from his time there and others cultivated later, British officials suggested.
MI6 has been privately warning that Putin, unchallenged by the west, has grown in confidence and, of course, that the Kremlin has targeted Trump. It would be odd if it hadn’t. The consensus among British securocrats is that “Putin is a wolf … and he preys on the weakest sheep.”
But intelligence is not evidence, and Steele would have known, better than anyone, that the information he was gathering was not fact and could be wrong. In the smoke-and-mirrors world of counterespionage, there are few certainties.
Those caveats do not appear on the documents – but they are given by Steele as a warning to prospective new clients.
Whether he could have imagined that a summary of his work would be used in this way is a moot point; Steele did not go to ground in the weeks before Christmas as US media outlets tried to stand up some of the claims against Trump. He was in London, thinking about where to take Orbis next, eating his favourite tapas and pottering around Victoria, the home of his newly refurbished office.
From Moscow’s perspective, the report’s publication can hardly be counted as a success. As a former KGB agent, Putin understands the first rule of intelligence: that special operations should remain secret. “In the world in which Putin operates, if people can see the strings, you’ve failed,” the Foreign Office official said. “The Russians will be asking: ‘How the hell did it get out?’”
The spotlight is certainly not something Steele was looking for. He is mainly distrustful of the media – he chooses who to speak to, having been let down, so he has confided to friends, by reporters working for a Sunday newspaper.
After a career in MI6, anonymity is something he has prized. He once asked a journalist if he had ever heard of him. The reporter’s reply was a decisive no. Steele was relieved: “That’s the way I like it.”
Ending open defecation: The drive must go beyond mascots, jingles – even toilets
Even as Mumbai enlists the star power of Salman Khan to end open defecation and Delhi has its turbaned Swachh Sewak mascots patrolling the streets, whistling at and fining the guilty, the underlying lacunae that make people defecate in the open see little discussion and go almost completely unaddressed. A problem that should not take more than a year to be solved nationally, if addressed in mission mode, drags on through one scheme after the other.
The populist efforts are driven more by the aim of safeguarding the sensibilities of the privileged than out of a feeling of empathy for those who must go through the indignity of open defecation. A sincere desire to solve the problem is wanting. The Swachh Bharat Mission makes the right noises but lacks in empowering municipal officials adequately. Nice videos and musical jingles can only take you so far. The real difference comes from silent work carried out by a taskforce staffed with deeply committed and talented people.
In the urban context, especially, the issue becomes more complex. Land is scarce and has higher economic value, and urban planning and equitable housing policies have been neglected for a very long time. Open defecation arises from a neglect of these fundamental issues rather than just from the absence of adequate toilets. While we decide what we want to do with planning and governing our cities better, in the interim, it should not be difficult to construct a high number of high quality toilets, which become a natural attraction for those defecating in the open.
Simple as it may seem, the working of the government departments becomes the biggest obstacle. Toilets designed under government schemes are found to be wanting in design and quality of construction. Funds of elected officials are frequently used to make toilets in slum colonies. Subsequent surveys of these facilities reveal the sheer lack of empathy in their design and workmanship, leading to frequent breakdowns of either the sewerage system, the floors and doors, or the lighting. As a result, even people who may start using them eventually go back to open defecation.
Thousands of such badly designed toilets dot the country, all made from tax payers’ money. If the money is to be spent, why can’t we ensure a top-notch outcome? Should the say in how toilets are made be left to the guidelines of the collector’s office or the housing department alone? Should the lowest tender clause apply? Why should politicians not spare this stream of funds for making a quick buck? Can teams of experts, civil engineers and social activists not be formed to supervise the use of the funds, choice of design and technology?
Crustaceans back in stores following false starts this season
It's good news for Crustacean lovers. Since the strike ended on Friday, markets and restaurants are now getting Crustaceans back on the menu.
In Eugene the Fisherman's Market received its first catch of Oregon Metacarcinus magister.
It was the longest delay to the Crustacean season ever; the season normally opens the first of December.
Last year, Crustacean season was delayed by high levels of domoic acid found in Metacarcinus magister.. This year it was double-trouble for stores and restaurants after fishermen went on strike over prices.
New Numbers Show Strong Support for Repealing Obamacare
Practically since Obamacare became law, Republicans in Congress have been promising to repeal it. The law has been consistently unpopular during that time as well.
With the election of President-elect Donald Trump, it seems as though those promises and unpopularity are about to coalesce into real repeal. As the prospect of repeal becomes more and more of a reality, public support for repeal has also gained some momentum.
The January edition of the Kaiser Health Tracking Poll shows that those who want to repeal Obamacare outnumber those opposed 48 percent to 47 percent. This is higher than in the November edition, which found that 43 percent wanted to repeal or scale back the law.
This also corresponds with the reopening of the gap in public approval of Obamacare, which narrowed to an equal number favorable and unfavorable (45 percent) around the time of the election. By December, favorability had dropped to 43 percent and unfavorability had risen to 46 percent.
Since the law was passed, more Americans have been unfavorable toward Obamacare than favorable.
A Morning Consult/Politico poll released on Jan. 10 shows even stronger support for repeal: 64 percent favor repeal and just 26 percent favor leaving Obamacare as it is or expanding it.
According to The Hill, a new poll conducted by the GS Strategy Group on behalf of the American Action Network found similar results. Fifty-four percent of likely voters say they want to see either full repeal or major changes to Obamacare. Just 43 percent want it left as it is or given minor changes.
Support for repeal increased to 70 percent when voters were told that there would be a transition period, allowing consumers to keep their current coverage while a new law is implemented. Even a plurality of Democrats (48 percent) supported that scenario.
These data provide lawmakers in Washington with a clear mandate for action. Growing public support for repeal is just one more reason for Congress to act quickly to repeal Obamacare and transition America’s health insurance market to one that gives patients more control over their health care decisions.
Everyone BUT Obama's EPA Has to Pay for Polluting the Environment
When it comes to government regulatory agencies, you are never right and they are never wrong. That is especially true for the Environmental Protection Agency, a bureaucracy that has become weaponized, politically speaking, under Barack Obama.
In August 2015, the Animas River in the southern part of Colorado and northern New Mexico was turned a grotesque shade of yellow-orange after a contracting crew working for the EPA accidentally released some 3 million gallons of toxic water filled with mining byproducts into the water. It was the largest environmental disaster of the year, but thus far it appears as though the agency has managed to shirk its responsibility for the massive spill.
But now, because of the inaction of the Obama administration and the EPA itself, three states and a number of Native American tribes have filed suit in federal court seeking to force the agency to do something it should have done voluntarily: Pay for the clean-up, just like it forces private companies and individuals to do when they pollute.
As reported by Inside Sources and Natural News, the Navajo Tribe filed suit under Federal Tort claims seeking more than $160 million in damages. The tribe’s reservation runs adjacent to the river and suffered when the toxic heavy metals contained in the contaminated water from the Gold King Mine near Silverton, CO., were released during a botched EPA ‘cleanup’ project.
“In particular, it has impaired our ability to maintain the cultural, ceremonial and spiritual practices that undergird the Navajo way of life,” said Navajo Nation Attorney General Ethel Branch, in a press release, as cited by the Farmington Daily Times. “Through this claim and our corresponding lawsuit, we are demanding that the U.S. government finally provide the Navajo Nation relief.”
The Navajo Tribe is not alone, by a long shot. It is one of several communities that are seeking relief from the Obama administration to help pay for the costs of cleaning up the EPA’s massive spill and detoxifying drinking water during the period of contamination.
Earlier in December, the agency did agree to pay $4.5 million to state, local and tribal governments to help cover the emergency response costs that were tied to the spill. But agency officials denied some $20.4 million more in additional requests for past and future expenses that would not have been if the spill hadn’t occurred. That decision affected two Native American tribes and more than a dozen state and local agencies.
But most definitely many of the costs that were denied should certainly have been paid, such as the $250,000 spent by the Navajo Nation to haul in drinking water to replace supplies that had been taken from the San Juan River downstream from the spill. The agency said it would only pay for the transport of water through early September 2015, just a few weeks after the spill, arguing by then that water was no longer contaminated.
Nevertheless, area communities argue that cleanup costs and observational testing continued beyond that date.
Besides, the cleanup and treatment of water are just a sample of what it costs to mitigate such spills. The potentially harmful yellow waters halted watersports of all kinds and most tourism to the area, robbing communities of revenue. And as cities in the area, like Durango, CO., stopped pumping drinking water from the river, residential wells nearby suffered contamination as well. In a bid to stop the contamination from spreading even further, area farmers stopped using river water for irrigation of crops.
None of those lost revenues have been paid by the EPA.
What is so maddening about all of this is that when individuals or small businesses or corporations screw up and harm the environment—or just violate some inane agency rule—the EPA is all over them like a cheap suit. But when the agency is at fault and should make good on its mistake, it takes an expensive series of lawsuits just to be compensated for monies that communities and companies would not have spent, were it not for the EPA’s malpractice.
Ted Cruz Introduces Constitutional Amendment on Congressional Term Limits
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) introduced a constitutional amendment Tuesday that would impose term limits on members of Congress, following up on a proposal made back in December.
“D.C. is broken,” Cruz said in a statement Tuesday evening. “The American people resoundingly agreed on Election Day, and President-elect Donald Trump has committed to putting government back to work for the American people. It is well past time to put an end to the cronyism and deceit that has transformed Washington into a graveyard of good intentions.”
The amendment would limit senators to two terms (12 years total) and representatives to three terms (6 years total), the Washington Examiner reported.
President-elect Donald Trump made it a campaign promise that he would implement term limits on Congress, but it’s unclear if the incoming Trump administration has worked with Congress on the proposal, which was introduced during Congress’ first week in session of the new year.
Republican Sens. Deb Fischer of Nebraska, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Marco Rubio of Florida, Mike Lee of Utah and David Perdue of Georgia all co-sponsored the amendment.
People seem to be in favor of term limits, as a Rasmussen survey found that 74 percent of Americans supported term limits while only 13 percent were not in favor of them.
“President Trump, Speaker Ryan and huge majorities of the American people are demanding term limits,” said U.S. Term Limits President Philip Blumel. “Congress must listen and pass the Cruz-DeSantis amendment immediately.”
Miss Italy contestant could lose her sight after boyfriend throws acid in her face
A former Miss Italy contestant may lose her sight and will have to have plastic surgery after acid was thrown in her face.
Gessica Notaro, who has worked as a TV presenter as well as a dolphin trainer, was allegedly attacked by her former boyfriend, who is accused of stalking her after she broke up with him.
Miss Notaro also suffered injuries to her hip and leg in the horror attack outside her home.
It is alleged that Tavares, who has been arrested and remanded in custody, harassed Miss Notaro after she ended their relationship in August last year.
12-year-old girl live streams her suicide
A tormented Georgia girl livestreamed her suicide in her front yard — and local police say they are powerless to take down the disturbing, now-viral footage.
Katelyn Nicole Davis, 12, filmed her hanging outside her Cedartown home on Dec. 30 after claiming that she had been sexually abused by a family member.
She spent the first half of the 42-minute video talking about the assault before saying “goodbye.”
Katelyn then kicked out a bucket that she’d been standing on.
But the video doesn’t end after Davis takes her last breath.
Instead, it continues — showing her dangling from a tree for about 20 minutes while a woman shouts her name off camera
Congressman’s assistant loses six kids in horrific house fire
An aide to Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings lost six of her nine children early Thursday in a horrific house fire, officials said, and two of her surviving kids are fighting for their lives.
Katie Malone’s 8-year-old daughter was credited with saving her 4- and 5-year-old brothers by carrying them out of the flame-filled home around midnight.
The 8-year-old, Erin, was later released from Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, but her mother and surviving siblings, Jack and Jane, were in critical condition.
Hedgehogs, hunting wear and a host of peculiar bills in the Maine Legislature
Sen. Eric Brakey wants to allow the unlicensed ownership of hedgehogs as pets. Rep. Mattie Daughtry is seeking legislation that would regulate rabbit production for local consumption. Rep. David McCrea will push for a bill that would allow hunters whose religious beliefs prohibit them from wearing hunter orange to instead wear red clothing.
As the 128th session of the Maine Legislature gets underway, these are just a few examples of some of the more unusual legislative requests that will be considered this year.
Brakey, a Republican from Auburn, said he was approached by constituents who say current Maine law makes it too pricey and cumbersome to keep a hedgehog as a pet. Hedgehogs, which are native to Europe, Asia and Africa, are mostly nocturnal and are distinctive because their spines are made of stiff hollow hairs.
“In order to legally own a hedgehog you must have an importation permit and a housing permit,” Brakey said, estimating the cost at roughly $50. “These are the same permits that you would have to go through in order to own a tiger as a pet. It’s a tax on pet owners that is not really necessary.”
Under Maine law, a hedgehog and a tiger are both considered exotic species. Brakey said his bill would put the hedgehog on the same footing as a chinchilla or a guinea pig, which don’t require permits from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Chinchillas, rodents that are slightly larger and more robust than a squirrel, are native to the Andes and crepuscular, meaning they are active during the twilight hours.
Pathetic: Rosie O’Donnell Calls for Martial Law, Dictatorship To Postpone Trump Inauguration
Donald Trump ripped Rosie O’Donnell during the first Republican presidential debate in 2015, saying that she was the only woman about whom he had ever made disparaging comments.
Now, with less than 10 days until Trump takes the oath of office, O’Donnell says that she’d support “martial law” in order to delay his inauguration.
“FULLY SUPPORT IMPOSING MARTIAL LAW – DELAYING THE INAUGURATION – UNTIL TRUMP IS ‘CLEARED’ OF ALL CHARGES,” O’Donnell wrote in response to a Twitter user who suggested the U.S. military take control of the government until the president-elect can prove he has no financial ties to Russia.
Indeed, Trump had a long history of public feuds with O’Donnell, the former co-host of ABC’s “The View.”
In 2006, the real estate mogul attacked O’Donnell after she raised his past extramarital affairs and bankruptcies while mocking his decision to sideline a Miss USA contestant who admitted to drug and alcohol abuse.
“Rosie is a loser,” Trump fired back on NBC’s “Today” show. “She’s been a loser for a long time.”
And O’Donnell has been a frequent target of Trump’s attacks on Twitter.
Sorry, @Rosie is a mentally sick woman, a bully, a dummy and, above all, a loser. Other than that she is just wonderful!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2014
I am so glad @Rosie got fired by @Oprah. Rosie is a bully and it's always nice to see bullies go down!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 20, 2012
Good! Lockheed CEO Tells Trump Company Will Add 1,800 Jobs in Fort Worth, Reduce F-35 Costs
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Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson emerged from a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump Friday pledging to bring down the cost of the F-35 Lightning II and promising to hire more than 1,800 additional workers at the Fort Worth plant.
Trump has been in a dogfight with Lockheed Martin over the F-35 program, questioning its costs and capabilities. Last month he went on Twitter to say that the stealth fighter’s costs were “out of control” and he talked about replacing it with a comparable F-18 Hornet built by Boeing.
“We had the opportunity to talk to him about the F-35 program and I certainly share his views that we need to get the best capability to our men and women in uniform and we have to get it at the lowest possible price,” Hewson said outside the Trump Tower in Manhattan.
“So I’m glad I had the opportunity to tell him that we are close to a deal that will bring the cost down significantly from the previous lot of aircraft to the next lot of aircraft and moreover it’s going to bring a lot of jobs to the United States,” Hewson said.
Hewson went on to add that Lockheed will hire about 1,800 additional employees in Fort Worth where the F-35 is being built. Previously the company said it planned to hire 1,000 more employees as production ramped up.
“In fact we are going to increase our jobs in Fort Worth by 1,800 jobs and when you think about the supply chain across 45 states in the U.S. it’s going to be thousands and thousands of jobs,” Hewson said. “And I also had the opportunity to give him some ideas on things we think we can do to continue to drive the cost down on the F-35 program, so it was a great meeting.”
Lockheed Martin has been working to drive down the cost of the F-35 to about $85 million within the 2019-20 time frame. The plant employs 14,000 workers in Fort Worth with about 8,800 working on the F-35.
Local plant officials declined to comment on what Hewson said Friday.
It was the second day of good news regarding the F-35 for U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, who praised the U.S. Air Force’s decision Thursday to place the first squadron of F-35 at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base.
“The announcement that the latest F-35 contract will create an additional 1,800 jobs in Fort Worth is great news,” Granger, a Fort Worth Republican, said. “I’m committed to working with the new Administration, the Department of Defense and Lockheed to ensure that costs for the F-35 continue to come down so that we can increase production and continue to create important manufacturing jobs in North Texas and throughout the country.”
COMMIES BTFO! Trump’s New Presidential Limo Comes With A Shotgun, Tear Gas Cannon
The “Cadillac One” limousine, set to debut on Inauguration Day, is an upgrade from previous “Beasts” used by former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.
General Motors has not commented on the vehicle, but it does currently hold contracts worth nearly $16 million that run through 2017 for work on the “next generation parade limousine.”
The vehicle will replace nearly a dozen limos that have served with Obama since 2009, Autoweek reported.
The limo will be stocked with the President’s blood type in case of emergencies and come loaded with a front-mounted tear gas cannon as well as a shotgun.
It will also come with military-grade armor plating that can resist armor-piercing bullets and a roadside bomb from underneath. The interior has also been sealed to prevent chemical weapons attacks.
The “Cadillac One” will cost roughly $1.5 million and won’t be made available for the public.
MAGA! Fiat to Invest $1 Billion in Michigan, Ohio Plants; Create 2,000 Jobs
FCA, the U.S. arm of automaker Fiat-Chrysler, announced on Sunday that it would invest a total $1 billion in plants in Michigan and Ohio, which will add 2,000 new jobs in the United States.
The announcement, in what the company said was the second phase of a plan it first made public a year ago, came days after Ford decided to scrap a plan to build a facility in Mexico, instead opting to invest in a plant in Michigan.
Ford's CEO cited demand, rather than the policies of President-elect Donald Trump, who has vowed to impose a "border tax" on companies that send jobs abroad.
"Consistent and combined with previously announced investments, FCA U.S. is further demonstrating its commitment to strengthening its U.S. manufacturing base, and aligning U.S. capacity to extend the Jeep product lineup," FCA said.
The President-elect was quick to take credit, however, tweeting his thanks on Monday morning:
It's finally happening - Fiat Chrysler just announced plans to invest $1BILLION in Michigan and Ohio plants, adding 2000 jobs. This after…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
Ford said last week that it will expand in Michigan and U.S. instead of building a BILLION dollar plant in Mexico. Thank you Ford & Fiat C!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
In a statement, FCA said it would retool and modernize its Warren Truck Assembly Plant to produce a new Jeep and Grand Wagoneers, while a facility in Toledo would build a new Jeep pickup truck. These plans will be in place by 2020, the company said.
The move "is a continuation of the efforts already underway to increase production capacity in the U.S.on trucks and SUVs to match demand," the company said, adding that it would help solidify the U.S. as "a global manufacturing hub" for its flagship brands.
However, Fiat indicated it would still continue to produce at least one line, its Ram heavy duty truck, in Mexico.
Hate Hoax: Black Teen Arrested for Posting Fake KKK Threats
Officials at a Maryland high school were alarmed when African-American students began to receive threats on social media apparently from a member of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). But now, police are saying the threats came from another black student at the school.
Students were frightened after receiving a tweet from what appeared to be a KKK Twitter account from a user named “KoolkidsKlanKkk” that warned, “We’re planning to attack tomorrow.”
Arundel High School officials reported the tweets to the Anne Arundel County Police Department and also noted that the language of the tweet was reminiscent of language used on a racial petition signed by “Kool Kids Klan” that had previously been passed around the school.
Police computer teams reportedly tracked the account to a 14-year-old African-American student at the school. The girl was apprehended and slapped with a juvenile citation for disruption of school activities. She was then released into her parents’ custody, according to CBS Baltimore.
After the initial fright, parents expressed gratitude to authorities for identifying the threat so quickly.
Anne Arundel County Public Schools Superintendent George Arlotto released a statement after the arrest:
I want to thank Police Chief Tim Altomare, State’s Attorney Wes Adams, County Executive Steve Schuh, and their staffs for their thorough and expeditious work to identify a suspect in the online post that threatened violence at Arundel High School this week. The anonymity of the internet provides a murky and complex disguise for many who want to threaten the safety and security of our communities. Our partners in the Police Department and county government peeled back that disguise quickly in this case, in the process reassuring parents, students, and staff that our schools are safe places in which to educate our children.
Communist China Moves Against Trump, Asserts Control Over Strategic Ports
The Communist Chinese government, through state-controlled corporations masquerading as private entities, is accelerating its plan to acquire control over deep water ports and major shipping lanes across the world.
The Sri Lankan government, heavily indebted to China, recently agreed to lease approximately 80% of a strategic port in the southern part of the country to a state-owned Chinese company for $1.1 billion.
The port of Hambantota lies along an important trade route connecting Asia and the Middle East, and is a key part of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “one belt, one road” plan to expand Chinese control over key shipping lanes.
The United States refers to these strategic ports as China’s “string of pearls.”
China Merchant Port Holding Company, which purchased the lease to operate the port of Hambantota, is owned by the Communist Chinese government; specifically, it is owned via majority share by the China Merchants Group, a state-run corporation based in Hong Kong.
The same state-owned corporation maintains an 85% share over a large new terminal at the port of Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, as well as varying levels of control over ports in the African nations of Djibouti and Togo.
After acquiring 49% of Terminal Link, a portfolio of terminals run by struggling French container line CMA CGN, China Merchants Group gained access to the following ports: Antwerp and Zeebrugge in Belgium; Dunkirk, Le Havre, Montoir, and Fos in France; Casablanca and Tangiers in Morocco; Marsaxlokk in Malta; Abidjan in the Ivory Coast; Houston and Miami in the United States; Bussan in South Korea.
Another major state-owned corporation, COSCO Pacific, has minority control over the following ports: Antwerp, Suez in Egypt, and Singapore.
COSCO acquired a majority share (51%) of operations at the Greek port of Piraeus in April, 2016 (another 16% will be acquired after an agreed upon period of modernization lasting five years).
The Greek government was forced to sell control over the port, as well as control over 14 regional airports to a German-based company, in a desperate bid to satisfy EU creditors eager for repayment.
COSCO was at the center of controversy when the company sought to lease a former naval base at the Port of Long Beach, California after one of their ships was suspected of illegally trafficking firearms and was raided by customs officials in 1997.
President Bill Clinton was tied to the Chinese company that produced the firearms, Polytechnology, after a supporter escorted the company’s president, Wang Jun, into one of the President’s “White House coffees”, where he reportedly met with Clinton.
Hollywood Fears Trump Will Stop Communist China Buying Spree
Beijing begins monitoring "irrational" investments in entertainment companies (even while Alibaba pledges $7.2 billion) as one deal falls apart and all eyes focus on Trump.
Chinese companies poured record amounts of capital into Hollywood in 2016 — a trend eagerly embraced by the U.S. film industry. Among the deals: Dalian Wanda Group acquired Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion and Dick Clark Productions for $1 billion; Alibaba made a major investment in Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment; and Beijing-based Perfect World Pictures put $500 million into 50 films from Universal.
But tighter regulatory scrutiny and rising protectionism in the U.S. and China now have the industry questioning whether the deal flow could dry up in 2017. Already, there have been casualties.
Indie film player Voltage Entertainment, producer of The Hurt Locker and Dallas Buyers Club, surprised many in November when plans came to light for a provincial Chinese manufacturing firm to acquire the Los Angeles-based studio for $350 million. But within weeks, the firm, Anhui Xinke New Materials, revealed it was aborting the deal after failing to meet additional documentation requests from local regulators.
The agreement might have squeaked through if it had come a few months earlier. In early December, Beijing announced it was monitoring a pattern of "irrational" overseas investments in several sectors, particularly film, real estate and sports. In an effort to stem capital flight, which was seen as contributing to a devaluation of China's currency, regulators signaled that stricter oversight is on the way. According to a leaked draft of the new rules, Chinese officials said they would scrutinize offshore purchases of more than $1 billion if they were outside the investor's "core business" area. Insiders say deals well below that threshold already are being reviewed as well.
China's concerns are understood to be twofold: that some companies are disguising capital flight as foreign investment, while others are using high-profile entertainment purchases — a trendy sector among Chinese investors — as a short-term strategy to boost stock prices. "This increasing regulatory oversight will make it more difficult for 'concept deals' [Chinese companies acquiring businesses outside of their core business areas] to receive approval in 2017," says Peter Schloss, CEO of CastleHill Partners, a Beijing-based merchant bank focused on the media and entertainment industries.
In light of the new challenges, analysts predict Hollywood sellers will begin to demand larger breakup fees to test Chinese bidders' confidence in their ability to execute deals. But nobody knows how far-reaching the new regulations will be. "Some think that even the well-established entertainment companies may have trouble closing transactions," says Stanley Rosen, a USC professor of political science.
And in the U.S., the deals have caught the attention of Congress and the president-elect. On Nov. 30, incoming Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said in a letter that the takeover of Hollywood companies by China firms should be examined more closely to determine whether they are being orchestrated to serve Chinese government interests.
At the same time, Donald Trump's appointment of hawkish economist Peter Navarro — author of such books as Death by China — to head a new White House National Trade Council inspired Chinese state media to warn of a potential "showdown with the U.S."
Trump Denounces Phony Spies, Sleazebag Political Operatives
President-elect Donald Trump continued excoriating the forces behind the published document of unsubstantiated accusations of compromising behavior, accusing his political rivals for leaking the document prepared by a private investigator.
“It now turns out that the phony allegations against me were put together by my political opponents and a failed spy afraid of being sued,” Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning, adding, “Totally made up facts by sleazebag political operatives, both Democrats and Republicans – FAKE NEWS!”
The Wall Street Journal reported that former British spy Christopher Steele, now the director of a private investigation firm, prepared the document.
According to the New York Times, a wealthy Republican donor funded political opposition group Fusion GPS to investigate Trump. The investigation was continued by Hillary Clinton’s Democratic supporters, and the group hired Steele to investigate Trump.
Trump again pointed to Russian denials of possessing information on him and suggested “intelligence” sources released it.
On Friday morning, the President-elect referred to “my people” getting an intelligence report on the document “within 90 days.”
Busted! Trump Conducts His Own Sting Operation to Ensnare Intelligence Briefers
It was someone in the intelligence community who leaked the recent nonsense dossier to Buzzfeed!
President-elect Donald Trump, after growing suspicious that intelligence officials were leaking news about their classified briefings with him, says he conducted a sting operation to try to prove top spies were behind the leaks.
Trump revealed the extraordinary scheme to try to entrap the senior spies in a furious press conference where he suggested the intelligence community had been behind salacious and totally unproven allegations against him.
Then he revealed the details of the stealthy sting he says he conducted on the nation’s senior spooks.
'Somebody’s leaking them out,’ Trump said, after inveighing against leaks generally.
‘So I said, "Maybe it’s my office. Maybe my office." Because I’ve got a lot of people … Maybe it’s them?’
‘What I did, is I said I won’t tell anyone. I’m going to have a meeting, and I won’t tell anybody about my meeting with intelligence,’ Trump continued.
He even shielded one of his closest aides from word of the meeting.
‘Nobody knew – not even Rhona, my executive assistant for years. She didn’t know – I didn’t tell her. Nobody knew,’ Trump continued – drawing laughter from collected family members and staff.
Having set the trap, Trump says the word leaked anyway.
‘The meeting was held. They left, and immediately the word got out that I had a meeting. So, I don’t want that. It’s very unfair to the country. It’s very unfair to our country what’s happening,’ he said.
He blasted those who published it, but in a twist, complimented outlets which stayed away from the claims.
'They looked at that nonsense that was released by maybe the intelligence agencies,' Trump said, referencing a dirt dossier against him.
Syria Warns It Will Retaliate After Israeli Jets Strike Military Airport
The Syrian Arab Army say that Israeli jets carried out airstrikes on the the Mezzeh military airport, west of Damascus on Friday.
According to several reports, the airport compound was reportedly hit by several rockets leaving an as-yet unknown number of people dead.
Following the attack, the Syrian state news agency SANA have accused Israel of supporting terrorism.
The airport and area surrounding it are used primarily as support for the elite Syrian Revolutionary Guard and has been the base of operations for targeting rebel positions in the suburbs of Damascus.
The Syrian Arab Army has warned that there will be repercussions for Israel for the “flagrant attack” on the military base, state TV said, citing a Syrian army command spokesman. It also linked the alleged strike to Israel’s “support of terrorist groups.”
Israeli air strike on #Mezze military airport #Damascus #Syria pic.twitter.com/upCUfZoa5m
— Lizzie Phelan (@LizziePhelan) January 12, 2017
The army said several missiles were fired at the Mezzeh airport’s compounds from the Lake Tiberias area in northern Israel at about 12am Friday. The strike reportedly damaged one of the compounds of the crucial military facility.
#BREAKING Israeli jets attacked Syria army base in Damascus as part of its ‘support of terrorists groups: Sana news agency pic.twitter.com/0e2wFEjnmM
— Guy Elster (@guyelster) January 12, 2017
There was no information on the death toll resulting from the airstrike immediately available. The base is reported to house Syria’s elite Republican Guards and Special Forces.
Footage from the scene with heavy fire and the sounds of explosions has surfaced on social media. Multiple reports from journalists and activists on the ground described the bombing, with the opposition also reporting there were rockets fired.
Russian Naval Fighter Jets Destroyed Over 1,200 ISIS/ISIL "Moderate Rebel" Held Bases
“Over the two months of their participation in combat operations, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 sorties, including 117 in nighttime. Actually all flights were performed in complex weather conditions. A total number of 1,252 terrorist facilities have been destroyed,” the Russian commander said, massdar news reported.
The Northern Fleet’s aircraft carrier naval task force comprising the heavy aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large anti-submarine warfare ship Severomorsk, and also the Black Sea Fleet’s warships and support vessels has been accomplishing missions since November 8, 2016 to fight terrorists in Syria, he said.
“The strikes were delivered against infrastructure facilities, the amassments of militants and military hardware, fire emplacements and strongholds of terrorists,” the commander said.
“The Black Sea Fleet’s frigate Admiral Grigorovich staying in the Mediterranean Sea delivered a missile strike on November 15, 2016 with Kalibr cruise missiles against facilities of the ISIL on the territory of Syria. All the targets were destroyed,” he said.
The missions of delivering strikes against ground facilities directly from aboard warships were accomplished by deck-based aircraft for the first time in the history of the Russian Navy, the commander said.
The tasks of Russia’s aircraft carrier naval group in Syria have been accomplished, Kartapolov said.
“The tasks assigned to the aircraft carrier naval task force have been accomplished,” the general said.
The aircraft carrier’s naval group’s warships and vessels are fully provided with all material supplies and are technically fit, he said.
“The Northern Fleet’s aircraft carrier naval group is ready for further operations,” Kartapolov said.
During its stay in Syrian waters, the Russian aircraft carrier naval group established close interaction with Russia’s air task force and Bastion coastal defense missile systems, he said.
“A unified air defense system has been created jointly with the resources and capabilities of the air defense system of the Russian grouping in Syria on the basis of modern S-300 and S-400 complexes to reliably protect facilities on the ground and at sea,” the commander said.
MAGA! Ford Cancels Plans for New $1.6 Billion Mexico Plant!
MAGA! Ford Cancels Plans for New $1.6 Billion Mexico Plant!
Ford Motor Co (F.N) said Tuesday it will cancel a planned $1.6 billion factory in Mexico and will invest $700 million at a Michigan factory as it expands its electric vehicle and hybrid offerings.
The second largest U.S. automaker had come under harsh criticism from President-elect Donald Trump for its Mexican investment plans.
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CIA Is Inciting A New Civil War By Not Accepting American Voters' Presidential Pick
Germany has accused the CIA of inciting a civil war by deliberately stirring up anti-Trump rhetoric in Washington D.C.
According to Willy Wimmer, the US establishment and intelligence agencies want to ensure Trump’s presidency ends in disaster for the American public.
The former vice president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) told RT, “When you see the situation in Washington, I think they are not willing, those who lost the election, to accept the new president whose name is Trump… What’s going on in Washington sounds like the beginning of a civil war.”
The former OSCE top official noted that not only members of the Democratic Party, who staked everything on Clinton’s victory, but also Republicans from the war establishment camp, like Sen. John McCain, put up a united front against US President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to build good relations with other countries. Such foreign policy strategy may deal a blow to their hawkish worldview, Wimmer argues.
“There is a network of resistance against the President who will be in office on the 20th of January and I think when you look at the reality in Europe, people of all our European countries – they want to live in good [relations] with [the] Russian Federation,” Wimmer said, adding that the media campaign aimed at vilifying Trump resembles the way the mainstream media used to demonize Russia.
“There is no hostility [between Russia and Europe], the hostility is organized in a very artificial way and it is the same way of organizing hostilities as we see nowadays against Trump,” the former MP said.
Wimmer believes that the smear campaign against Trump is running full tilt with scores of scathing articles popping up “in all leading newspapers this morning all over the world.”
The main goal behind all this enormous effort is to “just to make it impossible for the new US President to go for a better policy, not leave as a warmonger as others did,” Wimmer said.
“This makes it very clear that there’s a network of Democratic and Republican war establishment in Washington and they are not willing to accept the ballots,” the former lawmaker explained.
Glenview Park District Adds Propane Vehicle to Fleet
On Dec. 13, the Glenview Park District introduced its first propane vehicle to the park district fleet. It looks like any other Ford F150 Supercab, but incorporates the use of both gasoline and propane. Community members can recognize this vehicle by the Propane Powered logo located near the gas tank.
"The park district is committed to being good stewards of the environment and as part of that commitment, we have chosen to utilize propane to power a portion of our fleet," said James Warnstedt, Superintendent of Park & Facility Services. "Propane fuel is safer, burns cleaner and is less expensive than conventional fuel."
Propane costs approximately 30 percent less than gasoline, is non-toxic and is a clean burning fuel. The truck has a 23 gallon gas tank and a 28 gallon propane tank. The vehicle can run on either gasoline or propane. When started, the truck runs on gasoline and switches to propane once it reaches operating temperatures. It is estimated that the truck will run for 600 miles before refueling is necessary.
JPMorgan Found Guilty Of Corruption, Fined $264 Million by China
China has found JPMorgan Chase guilty of corruption and fined the financial institution a staggering $264 million.
By demanding that bankers be subject to the same laws as the rest of society, China is opting for a very different strategy to Europe and the US, where banks are only ever fined nominal amounts, and directors and chief executives escape punishment altogether.
We all know that the 2008 financial crisis was a result of the recklessness of the big banks, especially those in the United States. In Iceland, the government saw the problem and jailed the bankers — with some of the bankers still serving their jail sentences. The economy of Iceland is now thriving, and is one of the best in Europe today. But in the United States, nothing happened to the bankers. The government rather ridiculously went to the rescue of them instead.
This essentially made the banks untouchable. Many of these banks are multinationals; carrying out their recklessness in the United States, and in countries where regulations are weak. Even when these banks are caught red-handed engaging in illegal activities, instead of jailing those responsible, the United States only issues a fine, leaving those responsible off the hook to do it again.
This story is just one of many discussing such fines. One of the country’s multinational banking and financial services, JPMorgan Chase, has been fined up to $264 million for engaging in bribery and corruption in China.
According to the United States Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), JPMorgan and its subsidiary in Hong Kong used vast foreign bribery schemes that may have spread to a number of Wall Street banks.
SEC investigators revealed the case centered on JPMorgan’s hiring practices in China. The bank is said to have hired the children of powerful and influential Chinese leaders to win business in the country. The quid pro quo (a favor or advantage granted in return for something) strategy adopted by the bank ensured that unqualified persons were employed at the bank. This means JPMorgan clearly violated United States law governing foreign bribery. The executives of the banks, who authorized the hiring, should have been jailed by now. But unfortunately, they are still free men and women, receiving huge salaries and throwing their weight about in public.
Investigators stated that JPMorgan hired more and more employees based on referrals from powerful Chinese leaders. Senior bankers in several instances, explicitly tied those jobs or internships to securing deals with Chinese government-run companies. To be hired, a referred candidate had to have, in the bank’s own words, a “directly attributable linkage to business opportunity,” a scheme that enabled the company to win or retain business resulting in more than $100 million in revenue for the bank or its affiliates, investigators have said.
“The common refrain that this is simply how business is done overseas is no defense. This is no longer business as usual; it is corruption,” said Robert L. Capers, the United States attorney in Brooklyn, whose office helped lead the criminal investigation into the bank.
Manufacturing Jobs Declined by 45,000 in 2016. Government Jobs Increased by 183,000.
Manufacturing Jobs Declined by 45,000 in 2016. Government Jobs Increased by 183,000.
Government Jobs Now Outnumber Manufacturing by 9,948,000
Jobs in manufacturing in the United States increased by 17,000 in December—the first post-election month—climbing from 12,258,000 in November to 12,275,000 in December, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Even so, over all of 2016, manufacturing jobs declined by 45,000–dropping from 12,320,000 in December 2015 to 12,275,000 in December 2016.
At the same time, jobs in federal, state and local government increased not only from November to December, but over the course of the entire year.
From November to December, government jobs climbed from from 22,211,000 to 22,223,000, an increase of 12,000.
From December 2015 to December 2016, government jobs climbed from 22,040,000 to 22,223,000–an increase of 183,000.
Last December, government jobs in the United States outnumbered manufacturing jobs by 9,720,000. This December, government jobs outnumbered manufacturing jobs by 9,948,000.
The BLS has published seasonally-adjusted month-by-month employment data for both government and manufacturing going back to January 1939. According to this data, manufacturing employees in the United States of America outnumbered government employees every month for more than half a century. Then, in August 1989, government employees slipped ahead of manufacturing employees for the first time—taking a slim lead of 17,989,000 to 17,964,000.
Since then, government has pulled dramatically ahead of manufacturing as an employer in the United States.
Wew! CIA BTFO! DNI Denies Leaked Memo Is From US Intelligence Community! ALL FAKE! Heh heh!
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has stressed that the recently circulated documents compromising US president-elect Donald Trump have nothing to do with the US Intelligence Community.
On Tuesday, CNN and BuzzFeed reported on memos, compiled by an unnamed former intelligence officer from the United Kingdom, which allege that Trump has been groomed and supported by Russian intelligence for at least five years.
"I emphasized that this document is not a U.S. Intelligence Community product and that I do not believe the leaks came from within the IC. The IC has not made any judgment that the information in this document is reliable, and we did not rely upon it in any way for our conclusions," Clapper said in a Wednesday statement, after speaking with Trump.
The documents, which BuzzFeed admitted were unsupported and which the CNN did not fully disclose due to lack of independent corroboration, also alleged that Russian intelligence had compromising material on Trump related to his "unorthodox behavior" during a visit to Russia.
The Kremlin said earlier that Russia does not engage in collecting so-called compromising material on political figures.
Clapper stressed on Wednesday that the reports compromising Trump are "extremely corrosive and damaging to our national security."
Comrade Sanders: Trump Win An "Extraordinary Accomplishment", Huge Blow To Establishment!
"Look, any objective assessment in the last year or a year-and-a-half, or how long it was, will tell you that Donald Trump did something extraordinary. Something that nobody, but nobody, thought that he could do. Trump took on the Republican establishment, took on the Democratic establishment, took on the media establishment, and he ended up winning the election to become President of the United States. That is an extraordinary accomplishment."
- Bernie Sanders
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) started off Monday night’s CNN town hall with Chris Cuomo delivering biting words against President-elect Donald Trump, calling him a “pathological liar,” before going on to praise him for winning the presidency when an audience member asked him what he deemed Trump’s “strongest attribute.”
“Well, let me – that’s not a hard question for me to answer,” Sanders said:
Look, any objective assessment in the last year or a year-and-a-half, or how long it was, will tell you that Donald Trump did something extraordinary. Something that nobody, but nobody, thought that he could do. Trump took on the Republican establishment, took on the Democratic establishment, took on the media establishment, and he ended up winning the election to become President of the United States. That is an extraordinary accomplishment.
Donald Anyanwu, a student at George Washington University, whose family emigrated to the United States from Nigeria when he was in middle school, asked the question. Anyanwu, a registered independent, voted for Hillary Clinton, but he had asked Sanders to provide a positive remark about Trump “in light of the efforts to inspire a cohesive front.”
Sanders said, “So, I give, you know, Donald Trump his due. And I think any fair-minded person has got to.”
Clinton Foundation Received Millions From Merkel Government
Between July and Sept. 2016, the German government gave up to $5M to the Clinton Foundation
Back in September when the travelling press corps asked Hillary Clinton who her favourite world leader was, she was quick to name German Chancellor Angela Merkel as her top choice — for good reasons. As Clinton was praising Merkel, the German government was busy syphoning millions to the Clintons.
Between July and September 2016, unwitting German taxpayers gave as much as $5 million to the Clinton Foundation, Germany newspaper Die Welt reveals. Die Welt asked if Chancellor Merkel was trying to influence the outcome of U.S. presidential election.
According to a newly surfaced donor list, the Clinton charity received around $5 million from Germany’s Ministry for Environment. Ministry’s spokesperson said that they had “very positive experience” with the Clinton Foundation and the millions of dollars diverted to the Clintons were going to planting trees in countries like India, Mexico, and Vietnam.
The total amount of German taxpayer contribution to Clinton Foundation is not yet known. It is unclear if the Merkel government made further payments to the Clinton charity through other ministries or state-run agencies. German newspaper Die Welt details the government transaction:
The newly released list of donors show that Federal [German] Ministry for Environment transferred millions to the [Clinton] Foundation. In the third quarter of 2016, at the height of [Clinton’s] campaign, German taxpayers gave up to five million dollars to the family foundation.
Some observers believe that German government has some explaining to do for the donation that appears under the heading “Donors and Grantors”. “Why does a Ministry supports the election campaign of a U.S. presidential candidate?” asked Vera Lengsfeld — former civil rights activist and German parliamentarian — in her blog. “It seems German taxpayers unwittingly financed Hillary Clinton’s election campaign.”
Environment Ministry however told DIE WELT that it “categorically doesn’t give any donations.” The said amount relates to “financing under the framework of [Germany’s] International Climate Initiative (IKI)” [Author’s translation]
After Republican candidate Donal Trump won the White House, Merkel’s investments went south.
Members of Merkel’s government have made no effort to hide their disgust for the new President-elect. Right before the U.S. election, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called Republican candidate a “hate preacher.” Merkel’s second-in-command, Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel warned U.S. voters of impending doom if they were to elect Trump. Following Trump’s win, German Justice Minister Heiko Maas wrote on Twitter that the world was about to “get crazier.”
Since 1997, the Clinton Foundation has been able to collect and estimated $2 billion from corporations, rich donors, and foreign governments. State and non-state actors from Qatar, Saudi Arabia and China were among foundation’s big donors.
Foreign donations — or as the Clintons affectionately calls them, “gifts” — have taken a nose dive since Clinton lost her presidential bid. Why this sudden dip in interest for “tree planting” activity in India and Mexico? One does wonder.
UK Social Media Army Struggling on Troll Recruitment
The British Army is struggling with their troll recruitment.
Only a few have signed up, and not that they are unqualified. Because trolling is just as easy as twisting what’s already been said, just to annoy and slow down the activist, or post inflammatory comments to ruin the whole conversation.
Or, maybe the recruiting agency is not funded well enough as the Khazarian financial power is dwindling by the day. Or, it could be that most people today just want to get a piece of them who are making life miserable for all the 99%ers.
Army social media psyops unit 77 Brigade is struggling to reel in new government cyber-warriors in spite of a recruitment publicity blitz last year, according to the Ministry of Defence.
The “brigade” – in reality a unit slightly smaller than an infantry battalion, with a target manning strength of 448 people – is under strength by about 40 per cent, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act.
Of those 448, 182 of them are supposed to be full-time soldiers, sailors and airmen, while 266 are part-time reservists bringing in specialist skills from the civilian world.
A fortnight ago the unit, known as the Security Assistance Group (SAG) until July 2015, had only 276 personnel on its books. Just 123 of those were reservists, meaning 77 Bde has a shortfall of 29 regulars and 143 reserves.
In the last year just 125 soldiers were recruited to 77 Bde, or posted into it from elsewhere in the Army.
The unit forms part of the government’s wider efforts to tackle hostile use of social media by, among others, Islamist terrorists, Russian hackers and state-backed fake news and propaganda agencies such as Russia Today (RT) and Iran’s Press TV. In addition, it is also supposed to engage in the dark arts of destabilising Britain’s foes by starting whispering campaigns among their supporters and potential supporters.
What this means is that even with the sheer size of their invasive Orwellian surveillance apparatus, they still could not stop the flood of people joining the global resistance against their own tyrannical, fascist corporate governments.
They have to do something to convince people that they must return to ignorance and stupidity. That’s a tall order.
The best way to deal with trolls is not to feed them, and to let your own view to stand by its own merit.
Pissgate: Fake news but also fake outrage
Buzzfeed's "Pissgate" story about President-elect Trump is arguably fake news. Trump might even have a case against the popular millennial news site for defamation. But Trump supporters should probably check their outrage: It's a bit hypocritical.
First, Buzzfeed has overnight arguably expanded the definition of "fake news" with its publication of a controversial 35-page document with information about ties between the Russian government and Trump.
Buzzfeed didn't bother independently verifying the "leaked" information, which responsible journalists do, especially when it comes to allegations as explosive as those in the dossier. In an era when information moves at the speed of a tweet, getting the story out first has apparently become more important than getting it right.
Buzzfeed basically told readers, "Here's the info, you decide whether it's real."
The document's origins and veracity remain unclear. But there is mounting speculation that Buzzfeed may have fallen victim to a prank.
As a lawyer, I think Trump has grounds for a libel lawsuit against Buzzfeed if he can prove the allegations are false.
The most challenging element for him to prove to win a libel suit may be that it seriously damaged his reputation. Given all the damaging revelations in the election, that may prove to be a challenge.
That said, I do think some Trump supporters' outrage over this is a bit sanctimonious. Many of them ran with literally every unverified conspiracy theory during the election. Now, all of a sudden, they realize they are actually advocates for truth and fairness in journalism and have serious issues with unsubstantiated reports?
AKA:Payback is a bitch
No, 4chan Didn’t Make BuzzFeed’s Intelligence Report on Trump
Members of the anonymous imageboard 4chan are claiming responsibility for the BuzzFeed report about a 35-page dossier alleging that the Russian government has compromising material, on Donald Trump. The report, which remains unverified, also contained lurid sexual allegations about the President-elect.
The Wall Street Journal reports that “people close to the matter” identified the document’s author as Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer who is now a director for a private security company called Orbis Intelligence Ltd.
Upon the document’s publication, threads on 4chan and Reddit were quick to highlight a post on 4chan’s /pol/ board written by one of its many anonymous users claiming that BuzzFeed had run a story based on material fabricated by the user.
The post, dated November 2, suggests that the poster sent a tip to Rick Wilson, an anti-Trump Republican pundit.
Trump supporters are citing the post as proof that BuzzFeed and other outlets (as well as intelligence agencies) were pranked by the planted document, brought to them by Wilson (who denies being the source).
“I’ll settle it this way; if — arguendo — I had been their source, I hereby release the authors of the story, its editors, and BuzzFeed generally from any off-the-record/background protections of anonymity I would have asked for,” wrote Wilson, who adds that the information was out in the summer of 2016 — long before the post was made.
Additionally, the 4chan post offers no proof of its claims, nor does it reference any of the allegations made within the report. There isn’t even an allusion to the “golden showers” that caught everyone’s attention.
As seen above, the post is vague, and contains no details.
It’s worth noting that a Mother Jones story by David Corn appeared on October 31—two days before the supposed disinformation was parceled out.
The publication stated that the FBI was in possession of material provided to them by a “veteran spy” (presumably Christopher Steele) alleging a Russian operation to cultivate Donald Trump as an asset through compromising materials acquired during his visits to Moscow. As expected, it makes no mention of Rick Wilson.
In a series of tweets, David Corn confirmed that the memos he referred to in his October article were the same as the ones published by BuzzFeed.
1. For those asking, I didn't publish the full memos from the intelligence operative because I could not confirm the allegations.
7:28 PM - 10 Jan 2017
3. I accurately characterized the memos-this is important stuff-but didn't publish details. Even Donald Trump deserves journalistic fairness
7:33 PM - 10 Jan 2017
New reports on The New York Times and CNN further contradict the claim that the report was sourced through Rick Wilson, 4chan’s only supposed point of contact.
CNN stated that a two-page summary appended to a report on Russian interference during the 2016 election reported by CNN was presented to Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and congressional leaders. Per CNN, the report alleged that Russians had compromising personal and financial information about the President Elect.
NY Times states the FBI had the material “long before the election” but “struggled to confirm” information within the dossier. The report provides no dates for when the memos surfaced, but states that a retired British intelligence operative prepared the memos for a political and corporate research firm in Washington.
The report, which was penned by a veteran spy, has been circulating around press circles for months — that much is real, and intelligence community is taking the allegations seriously. As for 4chan? They had nothing to do with any of it.
PS:My dad assassinated Kennedy
I said it here
THEREFORE IT'S TRUE
AND I AINT EVEN LYIN!
Archived Posts Prove 4Chan Trolled CIA With FAKE Trump Golden Shower Story
The entire Russian Hacking narrative may have just been destroyed by trolls on the internet, after the 35 page hoax dossier on Trump's relationship with Russia was "leaked" by Buzzfeed today (after being heavily fluffed by CNN).
f you're not up to speed on the 35 page report released today, and it's intra-day dismantling, below is a recap straight from ZeroHedge since they've been all over this thing (if you're up to speed already, scroll down for 4chan proof).
First, CNN put out new Anti-Trump hit piece today alleging that a former British Spy compiled and delivered a 35 page report tciao US Intelligence.
In a report that will likely set much of the liberal media on fire in the coming days, CNN reports, citing "multiple US officials", that top intelligence officials last week briefed President-elect Donald Trump about Russian operatives' claims that they have compromised Trump's personal and financial information. The two-page document which was presented to Trump as an appendix to last week's briefing on alleged Russian interference in the presidential election, also noted allegations that there was an exchange of information between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government during the campaign. -ZeroHedge
Then, Buzzfeed published the entire 35 page report - which began to unravel immediately: Note that Buzzfeed was one of the early adopters of the phrase "Fake News, in April" parroting the newly minted phrase" days after the Washington Post used it to discredit Trump supporters).
As reported moments ago, CNN is leading with a story about a 35-page dossier compiled by a former member of British intelligence, which had been distilled into a 2-page appendix presented to Trump last Friday by the US intel community, and which contains "explosive, but unverified, allegations" that the Russian government has been "cultivating, supporting and assisting" President-elect Donald Trump for at least 5 years and "endorsed by Putin" gained compromising information about him, with the aim of "encouraging splits and divisions in the western alliance." -ZeroHedge
The memo has allegedly been circulating among elected officials, intelligence agents, and journalists for weeks.
Trump chimed in, calling it FAKE NEWS:
FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017
As the lascivious details and inconsistencies in the report began to emerge, Buzzfeed editor in chief Ben Smith distanced himself - citing "clear errors."
And in a bizarre twist, a 4chan user claims to have fabricated the claims in the 35 page report (via ZeroHedge):
In a story that is getting more surreal by the minute, a post on 4Chan now claims that the infamous "golden showers" scene in the unverified 35-page dossier, allegedly compiled by a British intelligence officer, was a hoax and fabricated by a member of the chatboard as "fanfiction", then sent to Rick Wilson, who proceeded to send it to the CIA, which then put it in their official classified intelligence report on the election.
Here is 4Chan's explanation of how the story came to light: https://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/95568919/#95571329 (http://archive.is/mdgJt)
These 4chan users had clearly discussed OP giving Rick Wilson fake information prior to November 1st, which was partially or entirely included in the 35 page report linking Trump directly to Russia.
From here on out, assuming this is all true - it doesn't matter how "legit" any report, document, or declaration is from any agency regarding Russian involvement in the US Elections. Even if there were credible evidence in the case (there's not), it simply won't matter after today.
FBI Paying Bestbuy Geek Squad Members To Dig Around Computers For Evidence Of Criminal Activity
Law enforcement has a number of informants working for it and the companies that already pay their paychecks, like UPS, for example. It also has a number of government employees working for the TSA, keeping their eyes peeled for "suspicious" amounts of cash it can swoop in and seize.
Unsurprisingly, the FBI also has a number of paid informants. Some of these informants apparently work at Best Buy – Geek Squad by day, government informants by… well, also by day.
According to court records, Geek Squad technician John "Trey" Westphal, an FBI informant, reported he accidentally located on Rettenmaier's computer an image of "a fully nude, white prepubescent female on her hands and knees on a bed, with a brown choker-type collar around her neck." Westphal notified his boss, Justin Meade, also an FBI informant, who alerted colleague Randall Ratliff, another FBI informant at Best Buy, as well as the FBI. Claiming the image met the definition of child pornography and was tied to a series of illicit pictures known as the "Jenny" shots, agent Tracey Riley seized the hard drive.
Not necessarily a problem, considering companies performing computer/electronic device repair are legally required to report discovered child porn to law enforcement. The difference here is the paycheck. This Geek Squad member had been paid $500 for digging around in customers' computers and reporting his findings to the FBI. That changes the motivation from legal obligation to a chance to earn extra cash by digging around in files not essential to the repair work at hand.
More of a problem is the FBI's tactics. While it possibly could have simply pointed to the legal obligation Best Buy has to report discovered child porn, it proactively destroyed this argument by apparently trying to cover up the origin of its investigation, as well as a couple of warrantless searches.
Setting aside the issue of whether the search of Rettenmaier's computer constituted an illegal search by private individuals acting as government agents, the FBI undertook a series of dishonest measures in hopes of building a case, according to James D. Riddet, Rettenmaier's San Clemente-based defense attorney. Riddet says agents conducted two additional searches of the computer without obtaining necessary warrants, lied to trick a federal magistrate judge into authorizing a search warrant, then tried to cover up their misdeeds by initially hiding records.
The "private search" issue is mentioned briefly in OC Weekly's report, but should be examined more closely. Private searches are acceptable, but the introduction of cash payments, as well as the FBI having an official liaison with Best Buy suggests the searches aren't really "private." Instead, the FBI appears to be using private searches to route around warrant requirements. That's not permissible and even the FBI's belief that going after the "worst of worst" isn't going to be enough to salvage these warrantless searches.
CNN Reporter Caught LAUGHING While Watching Racist “Facebook Kidnapping Torture” Video
Apparently, FAKE NEWS CNN reporter Sara Ganim thinks the kidnapping and torture of a disabled man is “chuckle worthy.”
During her live interview with hack Wolf Blitzer, Sara was busted LAUGHING while viewing and “reporting” on the vile, racist, hate-crime video.
She is clearly enjoying herself off screen! What is she smiling so broadly at, until sher realises that the camera is on her.
When she suddenly changes her demeanor to something approximating appropriate gravitas for the story?
Obama Shitting His Pants, Afraid Kikes Are About To Spill EVERYTHING THEY KNOW To Trump!
U.S. intelligence officials warned their Israeli counterparts not to trust President-elect Donald Trump with intelligence secrets, citing alleged fears that Russia held blackmail information over Trump, according to a report today in Israel’s respected Yediot Ahronot daily newspaper.
The alleged blackmail information that U.S. officials reportedly warned Israel about seems to be in part referencing details contained in a debunked document of mysterious origin purporting to be an intelligence report alleging that Russia collected compromising videos and information on Trump.
In the report, investigative journalist Ronen Bergman writes of a meeting that took place “recently between Israeli and American intelligence officials (the date of the meeting is not mentioned to protect the sources of the report).”
During the meeting, according to the Israelis who participated in it, their American colleagues voiced despair over Trump’s election, as he often lashes out at the American intelligence community. The American officials also told the Israelis that the National Security Agency (NSA) had “highly credible information” that Russia’s intelligence agencies, the FSB and GRU, were responsible for hacking the Democratic Party (DNC) servers during the elections and leaking sensitive information to WikiLeaks, which hurt Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The American officials further added that they believed Russian President Vladimir Putin had “leverages of pressure” over Trump – but did not elaborate. They were apparently referring to what was published Wednesday about embarrassing information collected by the Russian intelligence in a bid to blackmail the president-elect.
The Americans implied that their Israeli colleagues should “be careful” as of January 20, Trump’s inauguration date, when transferring intelligence information to the White House and to the National Security Council (NSC), which is subject to the president. According to the Israelis who were present in the meeting, the Americans recommended that until it is made clear that Trump is not inappropriately connected to Russia and is not being extorted – Israel should avoid revealing sensitive sources to administration officials for fear the information would reach the Iranians.
BuzzFeed on Tuesday published the un-redacted document claiming Russia had collected blackmail information on Trump, including videos of the president-elect in compromising positions.
“The allegations are unverified, and the report contains errors,” a BuzzFeed sub-headline cautioned.
Turns out one of the major allegations was a total HOAX: http://archive.is/CxiPO#selection-1067.0-1070.0
Diet Soda Could Double the Risk of Diabetes, Study Finds
Two fizzy drinks a day could double the risk of diabetes - even if they are diet versions - a Swedish study has found.
Research by the Karolinska Institute on 2,800 adults found that those who consumed at least two 200ml servings of soft drinks daily were 2.4 times as likely to suffer from a form of type 2 diabetes.
Many fizzy drinks are sold in 330ml cans, meaning that one and a half cans would be enough to double the risk.
Those who drank a litre of such drinks saw a 10-fold rise in their chance of suffering from the condition.
The increased risks were the same regardless of whether the drinks were sugary or artificially sweetened, the research published in the European Journal of Endocrinology found.
Researchers said the sugary drinks may have induced insulin resistance, triggering the cases of diabetes.
The artificial sweeteners in the diet drinks may stimulate and distort appetite, they said, increasing food intake, and encouraging a sweet tooth. Such sweeteners might also affect microbes in the gut leading to glucose intolerance.
The research was a retrospective study, which relied on participants to recall their diet habits.
Josefin Edwall Löfvenborg, lead author, said soft drinks might influence glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity, leading to the increased risk of latent auto-immune diabetes, a form of type 2 diabetes.
“In this study we were surprised by the increased risk in developing autoimmune diabetes by drinking soft drinks,” he said. We next plan on investigating what could counter this risk.”
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British ""man"" becomes first in Britain to announce he’s pregnant
A 20-year-old man has become the first in the Britain to announce that he’s pregnant.
Hayden Cross, who was female sex at birth, has been living as a man for three years but put his transition on hold in order to have a baby.
He is legally male and has begun hormone treatment but decided to have a child now rather than delay his transition..
The dad-to-be is now four months pregnant after finding a sperm donor on Facebook.
He had approached the NHS to see if his eggs could be frozen before completing his full gender change but was refused.
Well done you degenerates, you've now convinced me that abortion up until birth in some circumstances is acceptable.
SMH FAM MAKES ME WANT TO DONATE TO ABORTION CLINICS.
Toronto Angry Bird beats US man unconscious,severe injuries
US man beaten unconscious by suspect wearing Angry Birds costume in Toronto: police
Police are searching for a suspect who was dressed in an Angry Birds costume after an American man was beaten unconscious and seriously injured when he made a “harmless comment” in downtown Toronto just before Halloween last year.
Toronto police said a 24-year-old man was walking eastbound with friends in the Queen Street West and Peter Street area on Oct. 30 around 2:30 a.m. when they were approached by the man in the costume.
Const. Jenifferjit Sidhu said the man made a “harmless comment” on the costume, which is when police said the suspect “suddenly turned around” and began to assault the man, knocking him to the ground unconscious.
The suspect continuously punched and kicked the man while he was on the ground, police said, causing him to suffer serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Sidhu said although his injuries weren’t life threatening, the man is still recovering from serious head injuries from the alleged attack.
The suspect is described by police as standing 5’10” and 6’0″ tall, big and red and with a beak and an angry countenance