With strange floods, droughts and changing weather patterns globally, some areas are showing signs of the future of crop yield potential going forward to 2020. These are the areas that will continue to see losses YOY starting now.
When Facebook purchased the encrypted mobile messaging app, WhatsApp, for $19 billion in 2014, some users were concerned about the security of their information and the implications of their private correspondence being handed over to the largest data mining operation in human history. At the time, WhatsApp founder Jan Koum claimed there would be no changes in operations, claiming:
“There would have been no partnership between our two companies if we had to compromise on the core principles that will always define our company, our vision and our product.”
The invasion of Syria that so many people have been warning about is now happening. On Wednesday, Turkish tanks rolled across the Syrian border, and they were accompanied by radical Islamic Syrian rebels that want to ultimately overthrow the Assad regime. This invasion was conducted under the code name “Euphrates Shield”, and it was supported by airstrikes from A-10s and F-16s that are part of the U.S.-led coalition that has been conducting airstrikes against ISIS targets in the region. The mainstream media in the United States has been very quiet about this escalation of the conflict in Syria, but things are much different in the rest of the world. For example, a major Israeli news source announced the attack this way: “Turkey invades Syria“. And without a doubt, that is precisely what is taking place. The Syrian government denounced this move by Turkey as a “blatant breach to its sovereignty”, and the Russians are deeply alarmed. The farther Turkish forces push into northern Syria, the more likely they will be to encounter Syrian or Russian forces, and one bad move could result in the outbreak of World War 3 in the Middle East. Continue reading »
(SP) Though many scoffed when the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, Jabhat Al-Nusra, rebranded itself Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham, that cosmetic change was apparently enough to convince the US government to start sending them arms.
In the recent push by rebels in the city of Aleppo, Al-Nusra/Al-Sham took a leading role and was reportedly among the rebels groups who received US weapons. Those weapons will first be used to kill Syrian government troops and after that, well, who knows? Continue reading »
The EpiPen is a useful device for individuals who suffer from severe allergies. So when news broke that Mylan, the sole maker of the autoinjector “pens” in America, had hiked the prices of its products from $57 each in 2007 to $600 for a package of two in 2016, news outlets had a field day.
Promptly after, politicians seized the opportunity to bank on this crisis by promising to “do something.”
Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton urged Mylan to voluntarily slash the prices of its products while promising that, once she’s elected, her “plan to address exorbitant drug price hikes like these” will be finally implemented. This is a particularly empty promise considering Mylan has donated between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation, which was recently revealed to be peddling influence in exchange for cash. Continue reading »
Even as speculation had built up that the “apolitical” Fed would not dare to hike rates ahead of the election to avoid a market swoon, one which would significantly boost Trump’s presidential odds, so far nobody – either on the left or the right – had suggested to Yellen not to hike rates before November 8, for one simple reason: it would immediately crush the scripted narrative of an independent Fed (something which Fed governor Lael Brainard apparently was unaware of when she donated repeatedly to the Hillary Clinton campaign), a narrative which benefits both republicans and democrats who can pretend they are busy in Congress simply by pointing at the all time high in the S&P500, which alas is simply a function of global asset bubbles.
However, that changed earlier today when, just one day after Janet Yellen’s closely watched Jackson Hole speech which may or may not have opened the door to a September rate hike, Barney Frank – one of the architects of the 2010 Dodd-Frank “Wall Street Reform” act – and a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton, told The Hill it would be a mistake for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates before the election. Continue reading »
The yet unreleased detailed schedules of the US former Secretary of State and now Democratic presidential nominee might be made public only in late December, while they might be of interest now, AP who have been seeking the calendars for years, reported.
The department expects to release the remaining some 2,700 pages of Hillary Clinton’s schedules around December 30, its lawyers told AP in a phone conference this week. The news agency has “formally asked” the State Department to speed up the process so that the documents might be analyzed and published by October 15, some three weeks before the elections. Continue reading »
The Defence Minister of Austria has attacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel calling her attitude and policy during the migrant crisis “irresponsible” and holding her accountable for Austria’s migrant problems.
Austrian Defence Minister and Socialist Party MP Hans Peter Doskozil did not mince words Friday when it came to his opinion of how German Chancellor Angela Merkel has handled the migrant crisis over the past year. Doskozil called the Chancellor “irresponsible” for her remarks to the German people and Europeans saying “We can do it!” as over a million migrants flooded into Europe, mostly to Germany through Austria. The minister made clear demands to Germany and the European Union to fix the broken asylum system and prevent a repeat of last year reports Austrian paper Kronen Zeitung. Continue reading »
I wasn’t going to, but then I saw the CNN anchor pretend to cry…
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Law enforcement’s treatment of dogs is just a symptom of the militarized policing so many of our neighborhoods are subjected to.
A 23-year-old Ohio man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison after exchanging gunfire with Canton police in January. This week, a judge sentenced Kelontre Barefield to be incarcerated for 11 years on multiple burglary charges and 34 years for the death of Jethro, a three-year-old German Shepherd who served as a member of the department’s K-9 unit. Both sentences are to be served consecutively.
Barefield pled guilty to charges pertaining to the death of the canine and various other charges in an unrelated aggravated robbery case. Continue reading »
Have you looked around lately? The zombie apocalypse is already here. It’s as if people have merged with their smartphones, as if the device is now a part of their bodies like another hand or another foot.
Reality is becoming a little less real by the day. Can you even imagine what it will be like when virtual reality hits the mainstream?
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H/t reader squodgy:
“The collapse will manifest as even the militarised sector of authority will squabble as injustices grow. Hopefully, common sense will prevail with those who remain.
The 1990’s Forecast in THE GREAT RECKONING, by Davidson & Rees-Mogg, (https://www.amazon.com/Great-Reckoning-Protecting-Yourself-Depression/dp/0671885286)
looks like being prematurely uncannily accurate. It clearly predicts a return to Tribalism, and national pride as we see with growing protests.
Although they didn’t forecast the awesome 9/11 (who could?), which triggered the elite’s rush for globalism, the slow but relentless awakening is raising questions which are worrying them.
Localised co-operation with co-operative trading will exclude the elite, and anarchy will prevail. Not the media interpretation of Anarchy of lawlessness & confusion, but the real anarchy excluding the vested interests, worked BY the people FOR the people, with full accountability and rotation.
have been writing rather extensively about the ideology of globalism in recent months, primarily because the battle lines between sovereignty and global centralization have never been more defined than they are in 2016. In the past, globalists have often hidden the true motives of their cult; namely the goal of erasing national borders and all remaining vestiges of self governance. Normally, they would only pronounce the great advantages of globalization while dancing around the fact that millions of people will not accept it. Today, however, the globalists have come out in direct confrontation with supporters of sovereignty.
After the Brexit referendum, a new tone appears to have been set. The elites have now entered the mainstream media to state in essence that yes, they are globalists, they want total centralization and they are here to fight a philosophical and/or physical battle with those they call “populists” (also known as conservatives and sovereigns). Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“A year later and it’s still falling, but “nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care” and the media remains silent.”
Decade of Stagnation of Industrial Production in the US, Japan, EU
Adding to the picture of crummy demand for goods around the world, the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, a division of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, just released its preliminary data of its Merchandise World Trade Monitor for June.
Trade volumes rose 0.7% in June from May, after falling 0.5% in May, but were about flat year-over-year, and below the volumes of December 2014!
On a quarterly basis – it averages out the monthly ups and downs – world trade fell 0.8%, contracting for the second quarter in a row. Continue reading »
The German branch of the anti-mass migration Identitarian youth movement occupied the iconic Brandenburg gate to slam the migrant policies of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The hipster-right Identitarians accomplished perhaps their biggest and most spectacular protest in Germany Saturday, unfurling a banner on Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg gate that read, “secure borders, secure future.” The group managed to scale the landmark on Saturday afternoon and claim that they did so to protest the Federal government of Angela Merkel. They say that the protest coincided with an event put on by the government to focus on migration and integration. Continue reading »
A 44-year-old man has been arrested in the slaying of two Mississippi nuns — but police have yet to discern a motive for the grisly crime.
Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, was charged with two counts of capital murder late Friday for allegedly stabbing Sister Paula Merrill and Sister Margaret Held to death in their Durant home Thursday.
“We mainly wanted to make sure everyone knew that this individual was off the streets,” Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain told the Daily News. Continue reading »
Leader of Netherlands’ most popular party Geert Wilders has proposed a closure of all Mosques in the country and a total ban on the Koran ahead of the 2017 general election.
Leader of the populist Party for Freedom (PVV) Geert Wilders has proposed the most radical anti-Islamisation platform for any party in European politics. Wilders, whose PVV are currently top of all major polls in the Netherlands, has declared that the new platform for the party ahead of the general elections in 2017 will include the plan to close all Mosques in the country and place a ban on the Islamic holy book, the Koran. Wilders claims that the move is to counter the Islamisation he sees ongoing in the country reports Belgian paper Demorgen. Continue reading »
Oops, forgot the leaked NATO email about their plot to get Russia involved… then again, this video could be ten hours long, too.
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H/t reader squodgy:
Obviously these are failed scientists to not see what is clearly “in your face”. Inhaling unknown chemicals probably affecting bodily functions, and the obvious effects of sunlight deprivation on humans, animals, plants, food sources and nature.
Must conclude, bribery.
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Antibiotics are, in my opinion, no solution.
Nature’s antibiotics, i.e. plants with antibiotic properties, are part of the solution.
On any ranked list of nasty diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks and fleas in the Western world, Borrelia burgdorferi, would have to lie near the top. These bacteria cause Lyme disease, which was first recognised in the US in the early 1970s among patients in Lyme, Connecticut. However, the oldest known case was the Tyrolean Iceman, a 5,300-year-old Copper-age mummified individual, discovered in the Italian Alps.
Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing vector-borne diseases in the Western world – the threat it poses has become increasingly apparent in recent years. Estimates suggest that more than 300,000 people are diagnosed with the disease each year in the US and more than 65,000 cases a year are diagnosed in Europe. However, the true number of people affected is probably underestimated due to under-reporting and the limitations of current diagnostic tests. Continue reading »