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Standing alongside Al Gore, Democratic attorneys general from 16 states announced yesterday they will prosecute oil and gas companies that challenge the catastrophic global warming narrative. Articles were released last year by “journalism entities that receive funding from foundations known for their climate change activism” that allegedly show Exxon knew the dangers of carbon dioxide and suppressed the information. A spokesperson for Exxon/Mobil said the charges are baseless.
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While the WSJ continues its crusade against the Goldman-assisted embezzlement scandal involving Malaysia’s 1MDB bank, pointing out that the “bank documents show accounts of prime minister paid out $15 million for clothes, jewelry and a car”, we can’t help but laugh.
The reason: stories such as this one according to which Kazakh-born Russian oil and media tycoon, Mikhail Gutseriev who has a net worth of over $6 billion thanks to his ownership of Russneft and numerous other Russian energy companies reportedly spent according to ABC, IBT and the Daily Mail roughly $1 billion dollars on the wedding party of his son Said, 28, to girlfriend Khadija Uzhakhova, 20, during the weekend in a lavish ceremony that took place at Moscow’s upscale Safisa restaurant, and was attended by around 600 guests with Sting, Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias performing.
The guests were chauffered in by Rolls Royce.
30/03/2016 – Libya – 800,000 migrants waiting to sail
Austrian paper Kronen Zeitung reports that over 800,000 migrants have collected at the coast in Libya ready to cross into Europe at any time. French Interior Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian admitted to press that hundreds of thousands will likely come and that the EU currently has no plan to deal with the problem.
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On December 2, Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik stormed a county holiday party and murdered 14 people with assault rifles in an attack that authorities would later say was inspired by Islamic State and its reclusive leader Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Investigators surmised that Malik was likely radicalized when she moved from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia (imagine that) and probably played a role in convincing her husband to take up the jihadi cause.
Both Farook and Malik were killed in a shootout with police, but we now know that the ISIS “presence” in San Bernardino didn’t die with the star-crossed lovers. Police responded on Sunday to multiple reports from campers that more than a dozen men of “Middle Eastern descent” were up all night on Saturday yelling and firing weapons into air.
(Astrid Lindgren is running short on accommodations – its guest house and hostel will house refugees this summer)
“Whichever way we slice the data, the growth in working age population stands out as a key driver of economic growth for most countries. A healthy dependency ratio, a skilled workforce, together with strong institutions and an absence of major resource imbalances is usually the formula for country-level success. But with most DMs weighed down by ageing populations, a key question is this – can people inflows counter challenging demographics? The short answer is yes.”
That’s what Goldman said last autumn as Europe’s refugee crisis began to spiral out of control. We’re not sure if it had occurred to the bank just how large the people flows into Western Europe would end up being because the implication in the excerpted passage above is that the influx of people may actually be a good thing economically speaking if it ameliorates negative demographic shifts.
Of course Goldman may be proven right in the long-run, but in the short-term the mass migration is straining Western Europe’s resources and now looks set to drive up the unemployment rate in Germany.
United Kingdom — Billions of photos are shared on popular mobile app, Snapchat, every day. The messaging network, used mainly by teens and young adults, allows users to add a lens graphic or doodle over their personal images and instantly share them to hundreds of followers. Once the company server detects the material has been viewed or has expired, the image evaporates after 10 seconds. Due to the self-destructing nature of the images, the quick and easy-to-use app is rumoured to be popular for sexting and the exchange of explicit images.
30/03/2016 – VIENNA, Austria – ISIS Attack “Likely” in Austria
Austrian terrorism expert, Nicholas Stockhammer has admitted that a terror attack like in Brussels is likely to happen in Austria soon. Stockhammer, who advises the Austrian government, warned that Europe is facing a battle against terrorism that could last more than 20 years, reports Local.at.
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(TRUTHINMEDIA) Dr. Margaret Flowers, a Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate in Maryland, was physically ejected from a Monday Goucher College senatorial debate featuring Republican and Democratic candidates after she took the stage in defiance of a last-minute rule change that reportedly caused her to be disinvited from the event.
Dramatic footage seen above captured the moment when audience members chanted “Let her speak” as she was being forced out of the building. Some audience members rushed the stage to argue in favor of allowing her to speak and were also subsequently ejected.
30/03/2016 – BONN, Germany – Woman brutally beaten
An 22 year old female Iraqi migrant out with her boyfriend on Sunday was attacked by a gang and hospitalised by the ferocity of the kicks and punches, reports the German Express. The perpetrator is described as being a man of around 20 and of “Southern” appearance, accompanied by two young women. Because the victim was a foreigner, state security have been notified.
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Yemen — A child has been killed or maimed every four hours in the year since Saudi-led airstrikes began in Yemen — a sevenfold increase over the previous year. Though this is likely a tragic underestimation of the true number, nearly one-third of all civilian casualties are children.
According to a report from UNICEF, the bombing campaign has taken an extraordinary toll on the civilian population in Yemen:
Says Decision Needs to Come Within Weeks
Speaking at a news briefing today, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford told reporters that President Obama is about to decide on proposals to increase the number of US ground troops in Iraq, saying the decision will come within a matter of weeks.
A new survey by the National Safety Council concludes 99 percent of doctors overprescribe prescription opiates to patients. According to the nonprofit’s analysis, nearly all doctors who participated in the survey are “prescribing highly addictive opioid medicines for longer than the three-day period recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”
The National Safety Council, a non-profit organization founded in 1913, surveyed 201 certified family medicine and internal medicine physicians from March 5 to March 13. In addition to revealing violations of the three-day guideline, the survey found nearly a quarter of physicians prescribed opioid painkillers for a month or more, a dose that has been shown to cause physical changes in the brain.
31/03/2016 – OSTERGOTLAND, Sweden – Politician Found Dead In Burnt Out Car
Moderate party (Liberal-conservative, pro mass migration) Alexander Bengtsson (pictured) has reportedly been found dead in a burnt-out car, according to reports in local media. The 20 year old man was known for work against “racism and homophobia”, reports Sweden’s Aftonbladet, and has spoken publicly about threats against him in the past.
He had recently been subject to a knife attack. The car was found in flames last week, and police are awaiting the results of the autopsy to confirm that it was indeed Mr. Bengtsson, and whether it was an accident or if they shoudl begin a murder investigation.
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Qaddafi on his way out, Bashar al Assad is next.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) August 21, 2011
Former Democratic Sen. Bob Graham, who in 2002 chaired the congressional Joint Inquiry into 9/11, maintains the FBI is covering up a Saudi support cell in Sarasota for the hijackers. He says the al-Hijjis’ “urgent” pre-9/11 exit suggests “someone may have tipped them off” about the coming attacks.
Graham has been working with a 14-member group in Congress to urge President Obama to declassify 28 pages of the final report of his inquiry which were originally redacted, wholesale, by President George W. Bush.
“The 28 pages primarily relate to who financed 9/11, and they point a very strong finger at Saudi Arabia as being the principal financier,” he said, adding, “I am speaking of the kingdom,” or government, of Saudi Arabia, not just wealthy individual Saudi donors.
Sources who have read the censored Saudi section say it cites CIA and FBI case files that directly implicate officials of the Saudi Embassy in Washington and its consulate in Los Angeles in the attacks — which, if true, would make 9/11 not just an act of terrorism, but an act of war by a foreign government.
For just and obvious reasons, it’s illegal under U.S. law for foreign governments to finance individual candidates or political parties. Unfortunately, this doesn’t stop them from bribing politicians and bureaucrats using other opaque channels.
We have ZERO inflation? That is a good one.
I guess that when the collapse will start the elite will (at first) collapse gold and silver prices to turn people away from THE financial safe haven.
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