– Breaking: The U.S. Capitol Was Just Evacuated, No Reasons Given (The Daily Sheeple, May 26, 2015):
Multiple mainstream media outlets are reporting breaking news that the U.S. Capitol was evacuated a little bit ago to the sound of sirens and air horns.
Via Washington Times:
Police are evacuating the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday afternoon, though no reason was given.
“Evacuate, evacuate, evacuate the U.S. Capitol building,” a loudspeaker blared. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, Obama administration, Politics, U.S.
– Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US “Created” ISIS As A “Tool” To Overthrow Syria’s President Assad
– Former CIA Agent: ‘Every Single Terrorist Incident We Have Had In The U.S. Has Been A False Flag’ (Video)
– ISIS Planning US Nuclear Attack In Next 12 Months: Report (ZeroHedge, May 26, 2015):
Three weeks after the first supposed attack by Islamic State supporters in the US, in which two ISIS “soldiers” wounded a security guard before they were killed in Garland, Texas, the time has come to raise the fear stakes.
In an article posted in the terrorist group’s English-language online magazine Dabiq (which as can be see below seems to have gotten its design cues straight from Madison Avenue and is just missing glossy pages filled with ‘scratch and sniff’ perfume ads ) ISIS claimed that it has enough money to buy a nuclear weapon from Pakistan and “carry out an attack inside the United States next year.”
In the article, the ISIS columnist said the weapon could be smuggled into the United States via its southern border with Mexico. Continue reading »
Tags: Global News, ISIL, ISIS, Politics, Terrorism, U.S.
– Silent Circle shifts to Switzerland to bypass US surveillance (RT, May 26, 2015):
As US mass surveillance continues to make headlines, one man has had enough. Philip Zimmermann, creator of one of the most widely-used encryption systems, has moved his company to Switzerland, claiming societies need to “roll back” surveillance tactics.
Expressing his concerns about mass surveillance, Zimmerman told the Guardian that “every dystopian society has excessive surveillance, but now we see even Western democracies like the US and England moving that way.”
Zimmerman is the inventor of the encryption program Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), as well as the co-founder of three-year-old encryption start-up Silent Circle. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, Obama administration, Politics, Silent Circle, Society, Surveillance, Switzerland, U.S.
Under Hillary Clinton, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments had given millions to the Clinton Foundation.
– Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton’s State Department (International Business Times, May 26, 2015):
Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous. A consortium of American defense contractors led by Boeing would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to the United States’ oil-rich ally in the Middle East. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, Hillary Clinton, Obama administration, Politics, U.S.
– Senior NATO Official Claims We’ll Be at War by Summer (The Daily Sheeple, May 25, 2015):
Last week, former NSA intelligence analyst John Schindler posted a rather disturbing tweet. With a statement that one could only assume to be a reference towards Russia, Schindler wrote “Said a senior NATO (non-US) GOFO to me today: “We’ll probably be at war this summer. If we’re lucky it won’t be nuclear.” Let that sink in.”
So who is John Schindler? As a ten-year veteran of the NSA, he was in the news a bit more when Snowden was making frequent headlines. He used to be a professor at the U.S. Naval War College, and is currently a frequent contributor to Business Insider. According to his biography on Business Insider, he used to teach classes on security, strategy, intelligence, and terrorism, and he has “collaborated closely with other government agencies who would probably prefer he didn’t mention them.” It’s safe to say that Schindler probably brushes shoulders with high-ranking officials from time to time, so his tweet should be taken seriously. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, EU, Europe, Global News, Government, Military, NATO, Obama administration, Politics, U.S.
– Chinese State Paper Warns “War Will Be Inevitable” Unless U.S. Stops Meddling In Territorial Dispute (ZeroHedge, May 24, 2015):
Just to confirm that if the US had hoped it could threaten Beijing into submission and force the Politburo into curbing its expanionist appetit, it was dead wrong, the nationalist Global Times, a paper owned by the ruling Communist Party’s official newspaper, the People’s Daily, said in a Monday editorial that war was “inevitable” between China and the United States unless Washington stopped demanding Beijing halt the building of artificial islands in the disputed waterway.
Tags: China, Global News, Government, Military, Politics, U.S.
– What Exactly Is Going On At Lake Mead? (ZeroHedge, May 25, 2015):
Following our exposure of the plunge in Lake Mead water levels post Friday’s earthquake, officials were quick to point out that the drop was “due to erroneous meter readings” – which in itself is odd given we have not seen such an aberration before in the measurements. The data today shows a super surge in the Lake Mead water level – which, even more mysteriously, indicates from pre-earthquake to now, the Lake has risen by the most in a 3-day-period in years (as long as we have found history). How was this level ‘manufactured’ you ask? Simple – discharge flows from the Hoover Dam were curtailed dramatically. We are sure there is a simple explanation for all this…
Tags: Environment, Global News, U.S.
– Bernanke Says “No Large Mispricings In US Securities”; These 5 Charts Say Otherwise (ZeroHedge, May 24, 2015):
Retired central banker, blogger, bond guru and hedge fund consultant Ben Bernanke just uttered the following total rubbish…
*BERNANKE: NO LARGE MISPRICINGS IN U.S. SECURITIES, ASSET PRICES
In an effort to save whoever it is that will pay him $250,000 next for these wise words, we offer five charts.
Tags: Ben Bernanke, Economy, Fed, Federal Reserve, Global News, U.S.
H/t reader M.G.:
“More from the WSJ….this time from the insurers point of view. Some greedy gut insurance companies are asking premium rates of over 50%……Obamacare put no limits on the amount of money they can charge. It just made it a crime for any American to go without coverage……..giving greedy guts a captive market of over 316 million people.
The IRS will go after anyone who defies this law, and the IRS has more financial power than any other government agency.
Found the link on Huffington Post……..”
– Health Insurers Seek Hefty Rate Boosts (Wall Street Journal, May 21, 2015):
Major insurers in some states are proposing hefty rate boosts for plans sold under the federal health law, setting the stage for an intense debate this summer over the law’s impact.
In New Mexico, market leader Health Care Service Corp. is asking for an average jump of 51.6% in premiums for 2016. The biggest insurer in Tennessee, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, has requested an average 36.3% increase. In Maryland, market leader CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield wants to raise rates 30.4% across its products. Moda Health, the largest insurer on the Oregon health exchange, seeks an average boost of around 25%.
All of them cite high medical costs incurred by people newly enrolled under the Affordable Care Act.
Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, Healthcare, Obama administration, Obamacare, Politics, U.S.
– Michael Brelo, Cleveland Patrolman, Found Not Guilty In Deaths Of 2 Unarmed Suspects (Huffington Post/AP, May 23, 2015)
Tags: Crime, Global News, Government, Police, Police State, Politics, Society, U.S.
– Paul Craig Roberts: “Our Soldiers Died For The Profits Of The Bankers” (ZeroHedge, May 24, 2015):
Memorial Day commemorates soldiers killed in war. We are told that the war dead died for us and our freedom. US Marine General Smedley Butler challenged this view in 1933: “War is just a racket… our soldiers died for secret agendas of which they knew nothing. Capitalists hid their self-interests behind the flag, and our boys died for the One Percent’s bottom line. Our Soldiers Died for the Profits of the Bankers.” It appears 82 years later – nothing has changed.
Tags: Banking, Economy, Global News, Government, Military, Paul Craig Roberts, Politics, U.S.
– Former CIA Agent: ‘Every Single Terrorist Incident We Have Had In The U.S. Has Been A False Flag’ (Video)
– Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US “Created” ISIS As A “Tool” To Overthrow Syria’s President Assad (ZeroHedge, May 24, 2015):
From the first sudden, and quite dramatic, appearance of the fanatical Islamic group known as ISIS which was largely unheard of until a year ago, on the world’s stage and which promptly replaced the worn out and tired al Qaeda as the world’s terrorist bogeyman, we suggested that the “straight to beheading YouTube clip” purpose behind the Saudi Arabia-funded Islamic State was a simple one: use the Jihadists as the vehicle of choice to achieve a political goal: depose of Syria’s president Assad, who for years has stood in the way of a critical Qatari natural gas pipeline, one which could dethrone Russia as Europe’s dominant – and belligerent – source of energy, reaching an interim climax with the unsuccessful Mediterranean Sea military build up of 2013, which nearly resulted in quasi-world war.
The narrative and the plotline were so transparent, even Russia saw right through them. Recall from September of last year:
If the West bombs Islamic State militants in Syria without consulting Damascus, LiveLeak reports that the anti-ISIS alliance may use the occasion to launch airstrikes against President Bashar Assad’s forces, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Clearly comprehending that Obama’s new strategy against ISIS in Syria is all about pushing the Qatar pipeline through (as was the impetus behind the 2013 intervention push), Russia is pushing back noting that the it is using ISIS as a pretext for bombing Syrian government forces and warning that “such a development would lead to a huge escalation of conflict in the Middle East and North Africa.”
But it’s one thing to speculate; it’s something entirely different to have hard proof. Continue reading »
Tags: Al-Qaeda, Al-Qaida, Barack Obama, Global News, Government, ISIL, ISIS, Israel, Military, Obama administration, Politics, Syria, Terrorism, U.S.
– Below-Average Temperatures for Much of U.S. this Summer (Ice Age Now, May 24, 2015):
Not only below average, but “much” below average, according to Weather.com.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Global Cooling, Global News, Global Warming, Meteorology, U.S.
– Under Shadow of Trade Deal, US Pesticide Lobby Pressured EU to Dump Toxic Pesticide Rules (Common Dreams, May 22, 2015):
Report details how corporate lobbyists mobilized to stop the EU from regulating hormone disrupting chemicals known to have significant health and environmental impacts
Under pressure from the U.S. and agrochemical industry lobbyists and amid ongoing negotiations for a controversial trade deal, the European Union dropped planned rules that could have led to the banning of 31 pesticides containing hazardous chemicals, a new investigative report has revealed.
The probe, led by the Brussels-based research and watchdog group Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) and French journalist Stephane Horel, exposes how corporate lobby groups like the American Chemistry Council, CropLife America, and the American Chambers of Commerce, mobilized to stop the EU from taking action on hormone (endocrine) disrupting chemicals (EDCs)—known to have significant health and environmental impacts. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Environment, Food, Global News, Government, Health, Obama administration, Politics, U.S.
– The Original Chechnya Bombers – The CIA, The Saudis And Bin Laden (ZeroHedge, May 24, 2015):
What if Putin is Telling The Truth? On April 26 Russia’s main national TV station, Rossiya 1, featured President Vladimir Putin in a documentary to the Russian people on the events of the recent period including the annexation of Crimea, the US coup d’etat in Ukraine, and the general state of relations with the United States and the EU. His words were frank. And in the middle of his remarks the Russian former KGB chief dropped a political bombshell that was known by Russian intelligence two decades ago… Putin stated that the terror in Chechnya and in the Russian Caucasus in the early 1990’s was actively backed by the CIA and western Intelligence services to deliberately weaken Russia.
Tags: Chechnya, CIA, Global News, Government, Politics, Russia, Terrorism, U.S., Vladimir Putin
While no version of the Fast Track of the trade agreement has been released to the public, language in the recently passed Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, which authorizes the Fast Track declares that GMO labeling is an “unjustified trade restriction”!
Tags: Barack Obama, Economy, Global News, Government, Health, Obama administration, Politics, TPP, U.S.