Over the past couple of days, we’ve highlighted a couple of the mass protests that are being planned by disaffected Hillary supporters in an effort to disrupt the various Trump inaugural events that get kicked off tomorrow evening. Perhaps the most aggressive “disruptions” have been planned by groups called “DisruptJ20” and the “DC Anti-Fascist Coalition” and include plans to “paralyze the city” with “clusterfuck blockades” of bridges and tunnels, “stink bombs” in ventilation systems and chaining metro trains to station platforms to shut down rail traffic. Unfortunately for them, all of their plans were caught on tape by Project Veritas (see “New Video Exposes Anti-Trump Groups Plotting Criminal Acts To Disrupt Inauguration“) so we suspect police will be well prepared.
As Reuters points out this morning, efforts to disrupt the inaugural process will have to evade a massive force of 28,000 security personnel and miles of fencing and roadblocks fortified by sand-laden dump trucks and other heavy equipment. Continue reading »
ROMA, Texas — Four family members who ran one of the largest cartel smuggling operations in south Texas had their life in prison sentences commuted and will likely be returning to this border city from where they ran their criminal empire. One of the main destinations that the criminal organizations delivered drugs to was Chicago, Illinois.
This week, outgoing President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 209 convicted criminals and pardoned 64 others. The majority of the convictions were from drug trafficking or production offenses.
Four of those convicted criminals who had been sentenced to life in prison will be released by May 17. They ran a criminal organization made up of close to 80 men and women who worked with Mexico’s Gulf Cartel to move between 100,000 to almost 750,000 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. during a 10-year period. The drugs were moved into Houston and then distributed to Atlanta, Chicago, and other major metropolitan areas. Continue reading »
Billionaire investor George Soros spoke to Bloomberg TV in Davos, and said the euphoria among stock investors since the victory of President-elect Donald Trump will end as uncertainty takes over.
In an interview that may have been even gloomier than his last address to Davos in January 2016, when he said he was short the market, predicted a Chinese hard landing, and said the Fed’s hike was a mistake, on Thursday Soros unleashed the hate, saying America has elected a “would-be dictator” as president, the European Union is disintegrating, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May won’t last long as her nation prepares to secede from the EU, and China is poised to become an even more repressive society. Continue reading »
In a burst of transparency, one day after it made available some 13 million pages of archives documents online for the first time, on Wednesday the Central Intelligence Agency unveiled revised rules for collecting, analyzing and storing information on American citizens, publishing them in full for the first time.
As Reuters reported, the new rules were released amid continued public concern about the government’s surveillance powers, and were published two days before President elect-Donald Trump is sworn into office and may be changed by the new administration. Trump has said he favors stronger government surveillance powers, including the monitoring of “certain” mosques in the United States. Continue reading »
A couple of weeks ago, in early January, there was a relatively minor storm in the South and Southeast U.S. Cold weather, threat of the power going out, snow and ice and empty store shelves.
This wasn’t the big one. And yet it was enough to bring things to a panic.
If this is how people react to an extreme cold spell, then what happens when something major hits? Continue reading »
Budgeting can be difficult, particularly for expansive state budgets that require a ton of inputs to support 1,000s of line items each of which can result in massive variances depending on the development of various economic indicators like interest rates, commodity prices, etc. throughout the year.
That said, while forecasting variances are inevitable, we, as taxpayers, generally rely on our expensive budget office employees to at least present annual budgets that reflect sound mathematics and accounting principles. Unfortunately, that seems to be too much to ask of the math-challenged administration of California Governor Jerry Brown which decided to double count certain cost savings and simply “forgot” to incorporate other expenses altogether. Per the LA Times: Continue reading »
Moments ago JPM released an 8-K which revealed Jamie Dimon’s total compensation for the year. The answer: $28 million, up from the $27 million he was paid in 2015. Which, since Jamie Dimon is already a billionaire, will hardly make an impact on his bottom line.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (the “Firm”) announced that the independent members of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) approved Mr. James Dimon’s total compensation for 2016, in the amount of $28,000,000, compared to last year’s total compensation of $27,000,000. Mr. Dimon’s total compensation includes an annual base salary of $1,500,000 and performance-based variable incentive compensation of $26,500,000. $5,000,000 of the variable incentive compensation will be delivered in cash and the remaining $21,500,000 will be delivered in the form of Performance Share Units (“PSUs”). Both base salary and cash incentive remain unchanged from last year. The key features of Mr. Dimon’s 2016 PSU award, including financial metric, performance goals, payout levels, vesting and hold requirements, also remain unchanged from the PSU award granted last year.
How did the board make its decision? Continue reading »
New headlines claiming that 2016 the warmest ever, but both both RSS and UAH satellite data sets for temperature say its tied with 1998. Look a bit furtehr and the Davos elite are tring to stop populism globally by more wealth distribution which will mainly be funded by a carbon tax. So there it is, the lies of a warming plant continue so a global tax can be instituted.
2016 not warmest year ever
CO2 concentrations https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmR6jd8UM…
Hot days over 95F USA http://principia-scientific.org/washi…
2016 UAH temperature data set http://www.drroyspencer.com/2017/01/g…
Mitigating the risk of geoengineering https://www.seas.harvard.edu/news/201…
Climate engineering, no longer on the fringe https://www.seas.harvard.edu/news/201…
NOAA and NASA scientists say 2016 warmest on record by 0.07 degree https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/e…
Fox Flash freezes in Danube River, ice clogs hydro electric dam in Canada, Bangladesh cold wave, and cyclonic winds and blizzards wipe out Europe’s vegetable crops. Exodus of villagers in Pakistani villages.
Extreme European weather https://twitter.com/hashtag/eustorm?s…
Global surface temperatures http://models.weatherbell.com/climate…
Fox freezes in Danube river
AeroFarms Vertical LED gardening http://aerofarms.com/technology/
When the CIA recently shared millions of pages of declassified documents online, the agency included a collection of files for what was arguably one of the U.S. Army’s strangest initiatives: investigating psychic abilities for use by military intelligence.
Known as Stargate, the program launched in 1978 and lasted for two decades, exploring reports of so-called psychic phenomena that originated behind the Iron Curtain and around the world, and conducting experiments testing “mind control” techniques. [The 10 Most Outrageous Military Experiments]
The Stargate files were recently made available online as part of the CIA Records Search Tool (CREST) database, which included a total of 930,000 declassified files containing more than 12 million pages, CIA officials explained in a statement. Continue reading »
In the mid-1800s at a time when the United Kingdom was still the dominant superpower in the world, an English scientist named Francis Galton wrote a series of papers arguing for the selective breeding of human beings.
Galton’s ideas became known as eugenics.
The concept was that genius and talent were hereditary traits passed from generation to generation, and that, to ensure the growth of our species, the best and brightest should be bred like cattle. Continue reading »
There is much we don’t know about how the Trump presidency will play out. Will the Wall get built? Who will pay for it? Will it have at least some fencing? Will repeal and replace happen at exactly the same time? Will Trump throw a ceremonial switch? Will there be a Trump National Golf Course in Sochi? It’s anyone’s guess. But of one thing we can be fairly certain. President Trump is very likely to preside over the largest expansion of Federal budget deficits in our history. Trump has built his companies with debt and I’m sure he thinks he can do the same with the country. His annual budget deficits are likely going to be huge. This development will make a greater impact on the investment landscape than most on Wall Street can imagine. Continue reading »
Just when it seemed that no more lawsuits are possible for Germany’s largest lender, which over the past two years has settled or otherwise paid billions to set aside a barrage of allegations of wrongdoing leading to the bank’s suspension of bonuses for most senior bankers, today we learn that Deutsche Bank was sued by a Jewish charitable trust in Florida, alleging that the bank wrongly withheld as much as $3 billion from the heirs to a wealthy German family.
According to Bloomberg, the lawsuit claims the bank refuses to return the funds initially deposited by the Wertheim family in accounts opened at what is now Credit Suisse Group AG before the rise of the Nazis in Germany. Those accounts were later transferred to Deutsche Bank, according to the complaint filed Wednesday in federal court by Wertheim Jewish Education Trust LLC. Continue reading »
How quickly six months passed when DNC and environmental groups called for prosecution of all those that din not believe that CO2 was a settled science. Not that the Baltic Sea is freezing for the first time in 60 years, snow in Albania in first 30 years, Venice lagoon 20 years and 5X record snow in Corsica, the debate needs to be opened about the Sun’s effects on our Earth and how to adjust to the new grand solar minimum.
U.S average temperature 16°F – colder than any time last winter, and winter hasn’t started yet! https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/12/1…
NYT Blames Winter Chill on Global Warming https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/12/1…
Blame the Polar Vortex. And Global Warming https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/15/sc…
Democrats Call For Prosecuting Global Warming Skeptics https://www.iceagenow.info/democrats-…
DNC brokenlink calling for arrest of those that don’t believe CO2 is the cause of global warming https://demconvention.com/news/democr…
Dem Party Platform Calls For Prosecuting Global Warming Skeptics http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/27/dem…
Tags: Barack Obama, Climate Change, Environment, Global Cooling, Global News, Global Warming, Government, Ice Age, Maunder Minimum, Meteorology, Obama administration, Politics, Science, Solar Minimum, U.S.
With European temperatures beginning to plunge following the grand solar minimum cooling, if we look at the European Witch Trials, it is an exact match for temperature drops and number of trials. Also NOAA adjusts all ocean buoy data for last 20 years saying there was cold bias in the temperature measurements.
Media Purposely Confuses you About Mini Ice Age Intensifying
No, we aren’t heading into a ‘mini ice age’ https://theconversation.com/no-we-are…
Why is the sun going quiet? https://theconversation.com/why-is-th…
What was the Maunder Minimum? New Perspectives on an Old Question http://www.historicalclimatology.com/…
A new U.S. Energy and Employment Report is providing yet another indication that our energy paradigm is rapidly shifting away from fossil fuels. The most promise for jobs lies in clean energy, with solar jobs in particular rising at a tremendous rate.
The U.S. Dept. of Energy’s second annual report found that, in 2016, solar employment was almost double that of fossil fuel employment in the Electric Power Generation sector.
“Proportionally, solar employment accounts for the largest share of workers in the Electric Power Generation sector. This is largely due to the construction related to the significant buildout of new solar generation capacity. Solar technologies, both photovoltaic and concentrating, employ almost 374,000 workers, or 43 percent of the Electric Power Generation workforce. This is followed by fossil fuel generation employment, which accounts for 22 percent of total Electric Power Generation employment and supports 187,117 workers across coal, oil, and natural gas generation technologies.
Rising employment in solar, wind, and natural gas coincides with the shift in energy generation by source, especially given recent large-scale distributed and utility-scale solar capacity additions.”
The total number of jobs in the Traditional Energy and Efficiency sectors was 6.4 million for 2016, which includes: 1) electric power generation and fuels, 2) transmission, distribution and storage, 3) energy efficiency, and 4) motor vehicles. Continue reading »
The roots, leaves and flowers of the dandelion plant are a potent and healthy herbal medicine, although folks might think those yellow dots popping up in their landscape are just nuisance weeds. Not so, as reported by Reset.me, who emphasizes that the botanical name for dandelion – Taraxacum officinal – aptly describes its medicinal potential. Taraxacum translates into an “inflammation curative.” Officinal means that the lowly dandelion is revered as a bona fide, official medicinal plant. The use of the dandelion plant as a healing agent “predates written records,” but it is understood that the Greeks and the Chinese used dandelion compounds to aid in digestion, and as a liver tonic and diuretic. (RELATED: Learn more about natural remedies at Remedies.news) Continue reading »
I lived in the San Joaquin valley, and saw this myself: CALIFORNIA HAS NO DROUGHT, IT IS A HOAX. THE ISRAELI CONTROLLED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DRAINED THE DAMS ON PURPOSE TO KILL THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY AND ARE FRONTING AN INTENTIONAL CATASTROPHE CAUSED BY DRAINING THE DAMS AS SOMETHING NATURAL. THERE HAS BEEN NO SIGNIFICANT DROUGHT, THE FOLLOWING PROVES IT:
PHOTOS OF DAM DRAINAGE AS IT HAPPENED – THE END of the California orange
The following photos are absolute proof they drained the dams on purpose, causing severe flooding and NEVER gave california growers a SINGLE DROP for the sole purpose of killing all the orange orchards, grape vineyards and almond groves. It is important to note that with any war effort waged by the usurpers of a conquored government, that fake documentation will be produced by the government to support the lie. That is when you have to use photos to prove that the documents, which show a drought and reduced out flows, are fake. Continue reading »
ReadyNutrition Readers, this article is a “trumpet call” to continue your preparations, or to commence with them if you have not done so already. We don’t know what the inauguration is going to bring, if indeed it does occur peaceably. For one thing, everyone and their brother on the Left has threated everything possible, such as mass demonstrations, mass disruptions, and physical violence against the incoming president. The bottom line: we don’t know what will happen, and it is best to remain in a state of readiness and preparation.
I’m also going to explain something of my own mindset regarding matters toward preparation. With some of the pieces I have written, there have been a good deal of disparaging comments, especially directed toward pieces with recommendations for tools, equipment, food, and on-the-spot preps from bargain sources and Dollar stores.
The reason I have suggested things such as small tool kits and “piecemeal” equipment from thrift shops or the Dollar Trees is that there are tremendous numbers of readers that are either just starting out prepping or are on a limited budget…so limited that they can do it no other way.
I fully understand there are some people who cannot afford laser rangefinders, Gerber Multi-tools, or Fat Max Stanley tape measures. I suggest alternatives for them. Know what? Here’s the bottom line on that:
None of us are going to be completely prepared when the bottom drops out. Knowledge and skills should be desirous over materials, because with these you can either acquire what is needed or improvise out of what can be fabricated into something useful.
Obama just recently signed Executive Order 12333 into play. This one removes the restrictions over the intelligence-gathering agencies regarding the sharing of information pertaining to terrorist suspects, ad infinitum. There is also mention of procedures that reinforce previous NDAA policies of taking any and all actions necessary against terrorists, whether they are actual or potential. In essence, the EO hands over the unchecked power to snoop into the hands of soon-to-be president Donald Trump. Continue reading »
- Grand Mufti Ibrahim Abu Mohammed called for change in hate speech laws
- Ibrahim Abu Mohammed wants Racial Discrimination Act to protect Muslims
- He said claims the Act threatens freedom of speech is ‘meritless’ to minorities
- Liberal senator James Paterson said Dr Mohammed’s proposal was ‘dangerous’
Australia’s Grand Mufti has called for hate speech laws to be changed for the protection of Muslims.
In a submission to a Parliamentary inquiry, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, the Grand Mufti since 2011, called for section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act to stop minority groups being ‘exposed’ to religious discrimination or vilification.
Earlier this morning we predicted a fiery confirmation hearing for Trump’s Treasury Secretary pick, Steven Mnuchin. And right on cue, the confirmation had barely begun when it was promptly derailed after Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas suggested that his colleague, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), should pop a valium before the next round of questioning.
“Sen. Wyden, I’ve got a Valium pill here that you might want to take before the second round….just a suggestion, sir.”
Of course, the comment didn’t go over well with Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee as Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) pounced on the remarks sending the hearing into a moment of pure chaos with Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) struggling to regain control.
Forget the empty posturing of world leaders in Paris yesterday. This photo (copyright: Nedal Eshtayah/Anadolu Agency) tells us what the Israel-Palestine “conflict” is really about.
Imagine for a second that the little boy – how old is he, eight, nine? – is your son, trying to adjust his keffiyeh because it keeps falling over his eyes and he can’t see anything. Image your small son surrounded by masked Israeli “soldiers”, or what looks more like a Jewish militia than an army. Imagine that the boy is likely soon to be bundled into the back of a military van and taken for interrogation without his parents or a lawyer present, or even knowing where he is. That he could end up beaten and tortured, as human rights groups have regularly documented.
Maybe you can’t imagine any of that because you, a responsible parent living in Europe or the United States, would never let your child out to throw stones.
Then you need to know more about the story behind this picture. Continue reading »
‘The End To Modern Medicine As We Know It’
H/t reader squodgy.
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While security is in place and there is no specific, credible threat, a quirk in America’s rules for succession raises questions about who would be in charge if an attack hit the incoming president, vice president and congressional leaders just as the transfer of power gets underway. CNN’s Brian Todd reports.
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- Peter Dutton warns more young people will be deported from Australia for crime
- Minister said the recent deportations of alleged Apex members was a start
- Would not rule out ‘benchmark being lowered’ to include offenders under 18
- Four young criminals with alleged links to Apex have already had visas cancelled
- Three of the men are from New Zealand and a fourth is Sudanese
- Henry Robati has already been returned to his home country
- The remaining three are in jail and are appealing their visa cancellations
Teenagers with links to Melbourne’s notorious African Apex gang will have their visas cancelled and be sent to their home country as the department of immigration prepares to crack down on youth crime in Victoria.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton spoke to Melbourne radio station 3AW and revealed he would not rule out deporting children as young as 16 from Australia for serious crimes if they didn’t start ‘respecting Australians’. Continue reading »