Sep 14

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- Scotland: Independence Is Not On The Table (UK Column, Sep 10, 2014):

Today the LibLabCon has joined forces to keep the Union together, they say. Very publicly “abandoning” Prime Ministers Questions in order to give the maximum impression that they actually wish to keep the Union together, all three have flown up to Scotland to campaign for a “NO” vote.

The Three Stooges are playing a clever psychological game. Their intention is clear as evidenced by the constitutional reform agenda – the breakup of the Union. They give the impression that they are fighting for Scotland to stay in the Union in the full knowledge that any right thinking Scotsman or woman will struggle to resist the temptation to punch them on the nose at first sight.  Continue reading »

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Sep 14

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Sep 14

- “Moderate” Syrian Rebels Sign Non-Aggression Pact With ISIS; Iraq Defies US (ZEroHedge, Sep 13, 2014):

First it was the ‘broad coalition’ that appeared a little narrower than President Obama explained to the world last week. Today, 2 more crucial aspects of the ‘strategy’ appear to be faltering. Despite the promise of $500 million to train “moderate” Syrian terrorist/rebels to fight ISIS, GlobalPost reports Syrian rebels and jihadists from the Islamic State have agreed a non-aggression pact for the first time. Under the deal, “the two parties will respect a truce until a final solution is found and they promise not to attack each other because they consider the principal enemy to be the Nussayri regime.” Not exactly what Obama and Kerry had in mind. But it is John Kerry’s trip to Iraq that appears to have had blowback already as Reuters reports the newly installed US-friendly PM al-Adadi ordered his air force to halt strikes on civilian areas, “even in those towns controlled by ISIS,” just a day after Kerry’s visit (which left Turkey explaining how it would not support US airstrikes either). So far, so good?!

So, to sum up… Continue reading »

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Sep 14

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- America’s Poor Have Never Been Deeper In Debt (ZeroHedge, Sep 13, 2014):

When it comes to the poorest quartile of US society, some 14 million people, any suggestion that US society is deleveraging and setting the stage for pent up releveraging and thus, economic growth, is dead wrong. In fact, as the Fed’s triennial Survey of Consumer Finances, released last week showed, America’s poorest have never been more in debt! Continue reading »

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Sep 14

- High alert in Uganda after terror plot foiled, US issues warning (RT, Sep 13, 2014):

Hotels and public places have been closed in Kampala, Uganda, after local authorities said that they had uncovered a terrorist plot by a Somali militant group. The US embassy warned its nationals to stay indoors as the counter-terrorist action continues.

Ugandan authorities discovered a “terrorist cell” run by Somali militant group Al-Shabaab, a terrorist organization closely connected with Al-Qaeda, in the country’s capital Kampala. The group is believed to have been planning an imminent attack. Continue reading »

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Sep 14

- Obama’s “Gravest” Threat (ZeroHedge, Sep 12, 2014):

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Well, I believe he is about this much concerned about his polls …

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Sep 14

- Artificial Micro-Humans to Replace Animals in Lab Tests: 90 Million Animal Lives Would be Saved (International Business Times, Sep 2, 2014):

As an attempt to save millions of animal lives that are lost during laboratory testing, scientists are creating artificial micro humans that would replace these animals. Up to 90 million animal lives are lost each year due to experiments conducted on them.

The artificial human machines that are being developed will be as small as a microchip. Researchers also said that they would produce the same responses that humans would when exposed to certain substances, “either when inhaled, absorbed in the gut or circulated through the bloodstream.” Continue reading »

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Sep 14

- Al-Qaeda’s Specter in Syria (Council On Foreign Relations, Aug 6, 2012):

The Syrian rebels would be immeasurably weaker today without al-Qaeda in their ranks. By and large, Free Syrian Army (FSA) battalions are tired, divided, chaotic, and ineffective. Feeling abandoned by the West, rebel forces are increasingly demoralized as they square off with the Assad regime’s superior weaponry and professional army. Al-Qaeda fighters, however, may help improve morale. The influx of jihadis brings discipline, religious fervor, battle experience from Iraq, funding from Sunni sympathizers in the Gulf, and most importantly, deadly results. In short, the FSA needs al-Qaeda now. Continue reading »

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Sep 14

- APPRoPRiaTeLY VeTTeD ReBeLS… (ZeroHedge, Sep 12, 2014):

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McStain is in charge of our vetting

And moderate rebels we’re getting

It’s all just a game

These guys are the same

And fighting for ISIL

I’m betting

The Limerick King Continue reading »

Sep 13

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- Just In: US gov’t issues highest level warning for geomagnetic storm currently impacting Earth — Potential to reach ‘Extreme’ category on NOAA scale; “Complete collapse” of grid systems possible (ENENews, Sep 13, 2014):

Space Weather Alerts, NOAA / Space Weather Prediction Center, Sept. 13, 2014: Continue reading »

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Sep 13

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- Gov’t Expert: “There’s been a giant magnetic explosion on sun… it’s pointed right at us” — CBC: “One of biggest possible” solar flares — NOAA: Coronal mass ejections arrived; Strong G3 level storm to hit Saturday — TV: Largest nuclear operator in US “prepared to take action… to protect our systems” (VIDEO) (ENENews, Sep 12, 2014):

Bloomberg, Sept. 12, 2014 (emphasis added): Solar Storms Sending Biggest Threats to Earth Today and Tomorrow — Airlines have rerouted some flights and global positioning system and radio transmissions may be degraded through tomorrow as two solar eruptions strike Earth and affect its magnetic field… When the ejections reach Earth, they will touch off geomagnetic storms that are forecast to last at least until tomorrow… Earth should be spared the most crippling impacts of these kinds of events, which can include disruptions to electric grids… what worries scientists [and] electric grid operators… is that they can get big and cause severe problems.

WFLA, Sept. 11, 2014: Two giant solar flares head to earth — Scientists warn two solar flares heading our way are some of the biggest seen in several years… A spokesman with Duke Energy [largest regulated US nuclear power company] tells us – “We are prepared to take action if needed, to protect our systems.” Continue reading »

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Sep 13

Europe Folds To Russian Demands, Delays Ukraine Free Trade Deal By Over A Year (ZeroHedge, Sep 12, 2014):

While the world was poring through the details of the latest round of preannounced western sanctions against Russia – a round which Russia commented would have virtually no actual impact – and just as excitedly awaiting the Kremlin’s retaliation which Putin warned is coming shortly, far from the glare of the center stage Europe quietly folded to a bigger Russian demand namely to delay the implementation of a Ukraine free trade deal by more than one year until the end of 2015 and likely beyond. Continue reading »

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Sep 13

- FBI Whistleblower: Pentagon, CIA, NATO and MI6 Were Masterminds Behind 9/11 (Washington’s Blog, Sep 11, 2014):

“As Far As People Who Ran The Show, It Was The Highest Levels of NATO, the U.S., MI6, CIA And The Pentagon”

Sibel Edmonds has just released her fantastic spy thriller,  The Lone Gladio.     Here’s our review, comparing it to the best of Clancy or Ludlum … but with a twist.

In the real world, Edmonds is a former FBI translator who translated terror-related communications for the FBI right after 9/11. In that capacity, she read communications between terrorists and other radicals.

Edmonds has been deemed credible by the Department of Justice’s Inspector General, several senators (free subscription required), and a coalition of prominent conservative and liberal groups.

The ACLU described Edmonds as:

The most gagged person in the history of the United States of America.

Famed Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg says that Edmonds possesses information “far more explosive than the Pentagon Papers”. He also says that the White House has ordered the press not to cover Edmonds: Continue reading »

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Sep 13

- China Daily: “Western Sanctions Will Make Moscow Back The Chinese Yuan Against The Dollar” (ZeroHedge, Sep 12, 2014):

Op-Ed posted in China Daily

West’s Antics Pushing Russia closer to China

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The recent NATO summit in Wales, held against the background of the armed conflict in Ukraine, has brought back the Cold War atmosphere to Europe. NATO’s partnership with Russia remains formally suspended. In fact, NATO is treating Russia more as an adversary than a partner. Continue reading »

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Sep 13

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- US Unveils Latest Russian Sanctions, Putin Immediately Responds That Russia Drafting Retaliation (ZeroHedge, Sep 12, 2014):

Moments ago, as was widely preannounced, the US Treasury unveiled its latest round of Russian sanctions. While the bigger picture was well-known, here are some of the highlights:

  • U.S. SANCTIONS FOCUS ON FINANCIAL, ENERGY, DEFENSE SECTORS
  • U.S. TREASURY ADDS SBERBANK TO SANCTIONS LIST,
  • U.S. TREASURY SANCTIONS AFFECTS GAZPROM, GAZPROM NEFT, LUKOIL, ROSNEFT, AND SURGUTNEFTGAZ
  • U.S. TIGHTENS DEBT FINANCING RESTRICTIONS TO 30 DAYS

As Bloomberg reports, action deepens existing sanctions on Russian financial institutions, expands sanctions on Russia’s energy sector, targets additional energy- and defense-related firms, U.S. Treasury says in statement. “Today’s actions demonstrate our determination to increase the costs on Russia as long as it continues to violate Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty,” Under  Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen says in statement

Treasury Dept says it “maintains significant scope to expand these sanctions.” Continue reading »

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Sep 13

- Obama’s ISIS War is Not Only Illegal, it Makes George W. Bush Look Like a Constitutional Scholar (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Sep 12, 2014):

Rudderless and without a compass, the American ship of state continues to drift, guns blazing.

- Andrew J. Bacevich, the Boston University political science professor and former Army colonel who lost his son in the Iraq war in 2007, in a recent Reuters article.

I have spent the past several days outlining my deep concerns about the “ISIS crisis” and Obama’s willingness to employ extreme propaganda in order to once again embark on another poorly thought out military campaign here and here. What I have also come to realize is that his latest war plan is brazenly illegal and unconstitutional. Continue reading »

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Sep 13

- Stanford engineers aim to connect the world with ant-sized radios (Stanford, Sep 9, 2014):

Costing just pennies to make, tiny radios-on-a-chip are designed to serve as controllers or sensors for the ‘Internet of Things.’

Stanford engineering team, in collaboration with researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, has built a radio the size of an ant, a device so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna – no batteries required. Continue reading »

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Sep 13

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- UK Suffers Biggest Capital Outflow Since Lehman As Scottish Vote Nears (ZeroHedge, Sep 12, 2014):

Investors pulled $27 billion out of UK financial assets last month – the biggest capital outflow since the Lehman crisis in 2008 – as concern mounted about the economic and financial consequences if Scotland left the UK, according to Reuters. Furthermore, Morgan Stanley said daily equity flow data pointed to “some of the largest UK equity selling on record.”

As Reuters notes, Continue reading »

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Sep 13

- As Turkey Refuses To Join “Anti-ISIS” Coalition, John Kerry Comes Begging(ZeroHedge, Sep 12, 2014):

It appears the ‘broad coalition’ that President Obama so confidently described just two days ago is crumbling faster than the Iraqi army. First UK and Germany deny support for airstrikes in Syria and now Turkey refuses to allow a U.S.-led coalition to attack jihadists in neighboring Iraq and Syria from its air bases, nor will it take part in combat operations against militants, a government official. US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Ankara this morning to ‘build the coalition’ but, as AFP reports, Turkish officials have already made their position clear, “Turkey will not be involved in any armed operation but will entirely concentrate on humanitarian operations.” Their ‘excuse’: “our hands and arms are tied because of the hostages,” but follows PM Erdogan’s recent shunning of Obama.

As AFP reports,

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Ankara Friday for talks aimed at building a coalition against Islamic State jihadists, a visit that comes after Turkey said it would not allow its air bases to be used for strikes on the extremists. Continue reading »

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Sep 13

- Calgary’s summer snowstorm cleanup could take weeks (Ice Age Now, Sep 12, 2014):

Thousands of trees toppled to the ground.


Thanks to a massive volume of snow and an abundance of leaves still on trees, thousands of trees toppled to the ground creating carnage in neighbourhoods and to the power grid.

The city reports some 2,000 trees had collapsed onto roads and thousands more had fallen on private property, though the full extent of the damage wasn’t known. Continue reading »

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Sep 13

- Record low temps across Western Montana (Ice Age Now, Sep 12, 2014)

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Sep 13

- 11 Photos of Iceland’s Bardabunga Volcano Erupting That Are Just Unreal (Mashable, Sep 11, 2014):

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Sep 13

- Wyoming – “Pick the tomatoes, put away the hose, and clear a spot in the garage” (Ice Age Now, Sep 12, 2014):

Already 18 inches (45 cm) of snow in some areas.

“Pick the tomatoes, put away the hose, and clear a spot in the garage, it’s going to snow and/or freeze tonight, says the National Weather Service. “And not just in the mountains this time!” Continue reading »

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Sep 13

- Latest lingering winter snow on record in Húsavíkurfjall, Iceland (Ice Age Now, Sep 12, 2014)

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Sep 13

- TRUTH: You’re more likely to be shot by a police officer than a terrorist (Sovereign Man, Sep 11, 2014):

Governments and mainstream media outlets have a great way of presenting sensational threats and evil villains.

They want us to be terrified of men in caves, roving bands of barbarians, and deadly viruses that turn our insides out.

Last night, for example, President Obama told the world that ISIL poses the most significant threat to global security. Continue reading »

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Sep 13

In Venezuela First They Came For The Toilet Paper; Then They Came For The News Paper… (ZeroHedge, Sep 11, 2014):

Bidet sales across Venezuela are set to soar as just months after running out of toilet paper, AP reports that Venezuela’s oldest newspaper is shutting down due to falling advertising, mounting inflation and a lack of basic materials. In addition, at least nine Venezuelan regional newspapers have stopped circulation because of the shortages. Of course, this is likely great news for President Maduro who can now manage his people’s minds direct from his Twitter feed… welcome to socialist utopia.

As AP reports, Continue reading »

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Sep 13

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How To Test For Fake Gold And Silver(ZeroHedge, Sep 11, 2014):

Many precious metals investors like the idea of physical bullion because, unlike paper money, it is difficult to counterfeit. That said, when there is a will, there is a way. In recent years, there have been extremely concerning cases of gold counterfeit, and investors that are not fully prepared can get duped. That’s why we worked with our friends at Silver.com to put together this handy infographic list of ways to test for fake gold or silver.

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Sep 13

- Over 80% Of California Is Now In Extreme Drought (ZeroHedge, Sep 12, 2014):

Just how dry is California? Here is The LA Times showing every map of California released by the U.S. Drought Monitor since 2011 (the last time there was any drought conditions). More than 80% of California is in extreme drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, and the state’s condition isn’t expected to improve in the near future; and 100% of California remains at least in drought for at least the 4th month in a row… and it’s spreading to the rest of the nation.

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As 100% of California has been in drought for at least 4 months…

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And it’s spreading…

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It’s bad people!!

 

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Sep 13

- Oil Price Plunge? It’s The Global Economy, Stupid! (ZeroHedge, Sep 12, 2014):

The decline in the price of oil – in the face of surging geopolitical pandemonium – has been lauded as indicative of both US’ awesomeness in energy independence and a tax cut for Americans… but, as the following chart suggests, there may be another – much more realistic – explanation for why oil is plunging… demand!

World GDP expectations for 2014 just tumbled to their lowest since estimates started…

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Maybe – just maybe – that explains the price of oil…

Charts: Bloomberg

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