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June 28, 2017

Jun 28 15:42

IMMEDIATELY AFTER ANTI-TRUMP MELTDOWN, MIKA BRZEZINSKI GOT SLAMMED WITH INSTANT JUSTICE

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski is no stranger to over the top emotional breakdowns when it comes to President Trump. But Mika’s latest rant is her most ridiculous yet, comparing President Trump’s administration to North Korea.

Jun 28 15:26

Roger Stone: Hungarian President Asks Trump To Criminally Investigate George Soros

Despite his many decades of practice subverting and destroying countries, George Soros is struggling to destroy countries in Eastern Europe.

Jun 28 14:46

Facebook starts forcing people to watch videos

Facebook is rolling out plans to start shouting at people as they scroll through their news feed.

The company is adding sound to its auto playing videos – meaning that as people scroll through the app, they’ll be subjected to all the noise from all the videos that are there, whether they like it or not.

Jun 28 14:29

US envoy Nikki Haley: No place for Assad in post-ISIS Syria

Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, has told Congress that the US should decide on its role in Syria for the time when ISIS is driven out, “because a healthy Syria is not with Assad.”

“You can’t have Assad in power with the healthy Syria,” said Nikki Haley when testifying at the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday. “A post-ISIS Syria doesn’t mean all goes back to where it should be happy and good again,” she added.

The Trump administration has so far stated that its goal in Syria is to defeat ISIS, and that it is not to remove Syrian President Bashar Assad from power.

Jun 28 14:27

UK public turns against austerity

After seven years of cuts, the public mood has shifted against austerity, according to one of the most wide-ranging national opinion surveys.

Jun 28 14:22

Hannity: CNN ‘Unraveling Before Your Eyes’ — ‘They’ve Jumped the Shark’

Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” host Sean Hannity continued his criticism of CNN for promoting what he called “fake news,” specifically reports tying President Donald Trump to Russia.

Hannity’s comments come on the heels of the resignations of three CNN journalists behind an article connecting Trump associate Anthony Scarmucci to a Russian investment fund that CNN was forced to retract and a Project Veritas video showing a CNN producer revealing the emphasis on Trump-Russia stories are for ratings.

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Jun 28 14:22

Big Spectrum Service Outage May Be from a Cut Fiber Optic Cable

There are widespread reports of internet outages under the Spectrum Service.



Jun 28 14:21

Trump brands The New York Times liars – again! – for writing 'false story' claiming he doesn't understand the Senate's health care bill

Donald Trump delivered a swift kick on Wednesday morning to The New York Times, blasting the newspaper for reporting that he is ill-informed and disengaged as Republicans in the Senate tiptoe toward a health care compromise.

'Some of the Fake News Media likes to say that I am not totally engaged in healthcare. Wrong, I know the subject well & want victory for U.S.,' the president tweeted.

'The failing @nytimes writes false story after false story about me. They don't even call to verify the facts of a story. A Fake News Joke!'

Jun 28 14:02

#UNRIG: Summer of Peace - Robert David Steele and Cynthia McKinney

Jun 28 14:01

Syrian Army about to Annihilate ISIL

The experts all agree that the war against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq has entered it’s final phase, that IS is finished militarily and it is only a matter of time before they are defeated.

The Pentagon’s own experts know this as well as anyone and it has them deeply concerned as the defeat of IS would mean the derailing of the agenda to destroy Syria and Iraq, breaking them into smaller states that can be easily controlled.

It is the desire to keep this agenda on track that is driving the US efforts in Syria to forestall the advance of Syrian forces and their allies by ramping up US forces and pumping arms and supplies to the ‘coalition allies’ or ‘Syrian opposition’ or whatever other euphemism for mercenaries is in fashion these days.

Jun 28 13:54

BREAKING: Sergey Lavrov promises “proportional” response to US aggression against Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has just wrapped up a press conference with German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel.

When asked about Russia’s response to aggressive statements form the US saying that Syria is planning to use chemical weapons and that the US intends to respond with heavy military retribution to an event which has not happened and objectively could not happen, Lavrov responded in the following way,

“We will react with dignity, proportionally to the real situation that may develop”.

Jun 28 13:42

The Political Implications Of The Grenfell Tower Fire

There are events in world history that lead to a fundamental change in consciousness and create the basis for developing a socialist political orientation among broad masses of workers. The June 14 Grenfell Tower inferno is such an event.

Jun 28 13:34

Deep medical fraud: logical insight cancels brain fog

In the course of an investigation, a clue can turn up that changes everything. It exposes massive falsehoods and fraud.

Jun 28 13:30

Political Insider Leaks BIG TIME! The Secret Dealings Of The "Untouchables" Unmasked…



Jun 28 13:13

Palestinian Authority could ‘change status of Gaza’ with profound implications for the region

Rumours are swirling in the Palestinian Territories that Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is considering declaring the Gaza Strip a “rebel district”, a move which could cause even greater hardship for the coastal enclave’s two million inhabitants.



Jun 28 12:52

Real Perils and Virtual Coins | Mike Rivero

Jun 28 12:43

120 blocks at risk of fire in - 480 blocks yet to be tested

At least 120 council-owned tower blocks across 37 local authorities have found to be fitted with similar combustible cladding to that used on Grenfell Tower, it has emerged.

Theresa May announced 100 per cent of cladding samples submitted following the north Kensington fire had failed testing and urged local authorities to “work on the assumption” that cladding samples would fail safety tests.

Jun 28 12:37

In Trump Russia probe, investigate the investigators

On May 7, 2014, the House of Representatives passed a resolution calling for a special counsel to investigate the IRS targeting of conservatives for their political beliefs. Comey and Attorney General Eric Holder blocked the appointment. This despite the fact that the lead investigator they assigned to the case, Barbara Bosserman, was a max-out contributor to President Obama’s re-election campaign.

Throughout 2015 and 2016 there were calls from Congress for a special counsel in the Clinton email scandal. Again the Justice Department refused, even after it was revealed that Lynch met privately with Bill Clinton less than a week before the FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton. No special counsel was established, even after some unusual Justice Department immunity deals were revealed, including those designed to protect Secretary Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills, and Bryan Pagliano, who set up the email server in the first place.



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Jun 28 12:34

Investigating Seth Rich murder: The Profiling Project announces launch of new website

The Profiling Project™, independently examining the mysterious murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich, announced today that it has launched a new website.

Unlike the Project’s physical address, which has remained undisclosed for security reasons, the internet home is public: www.theprofilingproject.org.

Earlier this month, the nonpartisan The Profiling Project released its preliminary 80-page report on the killing of Rich, who was shot to death a year ago next month, determining that the murder was not “random,” as the Metropolitan Police Department has publicly claimed. The group the produced that report, comprised of volunteer investigators, including nearly two dozen graduate students from George Washington University.

The Project, funded by lawyer and GOP lobbyist Jack Burkman, is currently awaiting a court hearing before the Washington, D.C. Superior Court to force the police department to publicly release critical evidence in the Seth Rich investigation.

Jun 28 12:33

Brad Pitt: 'Elite Hollywood Pedophiles Control America'

"Kids wanna be in movies, or should I say; parents want their kids to be in movies, and they'll do anything to get them famous"

Jun 28 12:12

Australia Tries Again to Eliminate “Illegal” Guns Through Amnesty Program



Jun 28 12:01

Chef Boyardee Recalls Over 700k Pounds of Spaghetti

Whether for misbranding or contamination, food companies have been riddled with recalls at an increasingly alarming rate so far in 2017. Just in the month of June alone, more than 13 food distributors listed recalls on products for reasons of possible listeria, water contamination and undeclared allergens on product labels.

Conagra Brands Inc., is the latest food company to issue a nationwide recall for over 700,000 pounds of Chef Boyardee products. In a statement, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday that various spaghetti and meatball selections were recalled because of misbranding.

Jun 28 11:50

M 6.0 - 129km S of Raoul Island, New Zealand

Jun 28 11:48

Delaware Professor Who Rejoiced In Warmbier's Passing Is Fired- Major Victory


Thanks to everyone who helped us over this slump.


Jun 28 11:32

How Much Should We Believe? Does Each Story Have an Element of Truth or is it All One Big ConJob?

I vote "conjob.""We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false. -- William Casey, CIA Director

Jun 28 11:11

Sarah Palin sues New York Times

Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has sued a leading US newspaper for defamation, over an editorial that connected her to the 2011 shooting of a US congresswoman.

Jun 28 11:10

Hillsborough families on verge of success after 28-year battle for justice

After a 28-year battle for justice, the families of the 96 men, women and children killed in the Hillsborough disaster have hailed the “beginning of the end” of their long struggle.

Jun 28 11:00

Trump Administration Wants To Make Nuclear Energy ‘Cool Again’

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry took the stage at the White House to announce that nuclear energy should be part of America’s “energy dominance.” For 30 years the industry was allowed to “atrophy,” he said.


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Jun 28 10:53

BREAKING: FBI AGENT INDICTED FOR LYING ABOUT THE KILLING OF LAVOY FINICUM

Late Tuesday evening, it was announced that an unnamed FBI agent involved in the killing of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum has been indicted. The agent is accused of lying about shooting at Finicum in 2016 when officers arrested the leaders of an occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon.

Jun 28 10:45

These Large Companies, Still Using Unpatched or Bootleg Windows, Got Hit by Petya Ransomware Attack

Even after all the WannaCry hoopla in May. US companies too!

Jun 28 10:44

UAE CROWN PRINCE ASKED US TO BOMB AL JAZEERA, SAYS 2003 CABLE

Abu Dhabi’s crown prince asked the US to bomb Al Jazeera as America was planning its invasion of Iraq, according to a diplomatic cable detailing his conversation with a top US state department mandarin. According to the cable, Mohammed bin Zayed (MBZ) “laughingly recalled” to Richard Hass a conversation between his father, Sheikh Zayed, and the emir of Qatar, Hamad Al-Thani, in which Hamad had complained MBZ had asked for the US “to bomb Al Jazeera”.

Jun 28 10:44

Brexit 'will blow hole in budget', EU commissioner warns

The UK's departure from the EU will leave a budget shortfall of at least €10bn (£8.8bn; $11.4bn), the budget commissioner has warned.

Günther Oettinger said the bloc must either spend less or find new money to fill the gap, equivalent to an estimated 16% of the entire budget.

Among the options on the table could be less generous payments to farmers or a tax on financial transactions.

"A big country, a net contributor is leaving," Mr Oettinger said.

"That must have consequences."



Jun 28 10:44

New Bill Recognizes Out-of-State Concealed Carry Permits In DC for Lawmakers AND Citizens

Typically in the wake of a high-profile shooting like the recent attack on GOP congressman, legislation talk about gun control ramps up. Although that certainly was the case (because you never let a crisis go to waste), the shooting was a huge wake up call to Republican legislators — and even some across the aisle.

Jun 28 10:41

JUDGE NAP JUST GAVE LYING LORETTA LYNCH THE MOST HORRIFYING NEWS OF HER SICK TWISTED LIFE

Cristina Laila for the Gateway Pundit reports Judge Napolitano said former Attorney General Loretta Lynch could face 5-10 years in prison due to her conduct during the 2016 presidential election.

Jun 28 10:39

‘Syrian rebels, not the Assad government, have motive to use chemical weapons’

Particularly, in this case, you would be compelled to provide evidence because the only basis you have for this is allegations about a plan, apparently, and you are basing those allegations on a claim which is quite speculative that the government in Damascus was responsible for earlier attacks using chemical weapons. There is considerable debate as to whether the government was involved; indeed, the so-called rebels had much more motivation and controlled the area where these attacks took place.

Jun 28 10:12

URGENT: Unusual Flights of US Spying Planes over Syrian Coasts

The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen quoted well-informed sources as saying that a US navy's P-8A Poseidon spy plane has been spotted flying over Syria's coastal line along Eastern Mediterranean Sea.

The sources told al-Mayadeen that the US aerial operation to gather information along Syria's coastal regions has unusually increased in recent days, adding that unusual operation of the US reconnaissance flights show that the US army is paving the ground for carrying out a new move in the region.

The Spokesperson for the United States administration accused Syria of preparing to stage a chemical attack in the Arab country, threatening that Washington would make Damascus pay “a heavy price.”

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IF, in fact, these reports are true, the timing, and the increase, of these recon flights concerns me greatly, after the debacle of Trump and his minions accusing the Syrian government of wanting to do more chemical attacks against their own people.

I have to wonder if Trump, Mattis, and Tillerson are actually contemplating a decap strike against Damascus, coupled with an attempted regime change, and soon; such an act would be fraught with horrific risks, because Putin has declared that any such a move would mean that Russia would be at war with the United States.

Trump plays "Nuclear Chicken" with Putin over Syria.

Jun 28 10:06

How Bad Is the Crisis in Illinois? You will be shocked to read this



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Jun 28 10:06

The BBC thinks pedophilia is just another “sexual orientation” akin to being gay or transgender

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is playing with fire by allowing an anonymous author to publish articles on its platform that aim to minimize the utter depravity of pedophilia. Similar to what the far left publication Salon tried to do several years back (along with The New York Times), the BBC seems to agree with this author that pedophilia isn’t necessarily a disorder to be treated with disdain, but rather a sexual orientation like homosexuality that simply requires “help.”

Jun 28 10:04

Watch Live: Congressional Hearing On How The Fed Is Screwing Main Street And Retirees

This morning the House Financial Services Committee is holding a hearing that will evaluate how Federal Reserve policies are adversely affecting households, small businesses, savers, and retirees, and consider policy opportunities that the Federal Reserve could implement to improve economic opportunities for all.

The panel will include the following witnesses:

Dr. Norbert Michel, Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Dr. Paul Kupiec, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Dr. Karen Dynan, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Mr. Alex J. Pollock, Distinguished Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
These witnesses should have plenty of fun material to knock this softball out of the park...

Jun 28 10:04

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – JUNE 28, 2017: US LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO JUSTIFY MILITARY ACTION AGAINST SYRIA

The US is actively preparing public opinion for a direct military aggression against Syria. The White House claimed on Monday that it has a “potential” evidence that the Bashar Assad government was preparing for another chemical weapons attack that “would likely result if the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children.” Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that if “Mr. Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price.” US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley further accused Russia and Iran for any future “chemical attacks” that may take place in Syria. However, no evidence was provided.

Jun 28 10:03

Airplane cabin air found contaminated with toxic chemicals that really can damage your health

The problem arises in the way that air is drawn from plane engines before being mixed with the existing cabin air and then recirculated. The air drawn from the engine often contains toxic fumes developed by the friction between the engine’s moving parts and the oils used to lubricate them. Seals meant to minimize the problem often wear down and fail to do their job. The only current aircraft that does not use this method of supplying cabin air is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which instead relies on electric compressors to take air from the atmosphere.

The problematic chemicals in the air include organophosphates, which wreak havoc on nerve cell coatings and create diffuse symptoms in the nervous system. Organophosphates have been linked to increased mortality and complications like weakness, seizures and neuropathy. Exposure to these chemicals is also believed to increase the odds of suffering a cardiovascular event.

Jun 28 10:02

Sweden on the Brink of CIVIL WAR, National Police Commissioner: “HELP US, HELP US!”

Sweden is being torn to pieces by Muslim immigrants and refugees. Law enforcement is crying out for help, and it is only a question of time before the country will need military intervention from abroad in order to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe.

Jun 28 10:02

Firm Behind Trump Dossier Hired by Planned Parenthood to Smear Videomakers

The shadowy “research” firm that commissioned a dossier on President Donald Trump is the same firm hired by Planned Parenthood to create the narrative that the videos exposing the abortion business’s alleged profiteering from the sales of aborted baby parts were “deceptively edited.”

Jun 28 10:01

2 more plague cases reported in New Mexico's Santa Fe County

The New Mexico Department of Health on Monday confirmed two more human cases of plague.

The recent cases involve a 52-year-old woman and a 62-year-old woman. The first case this year was reported in early June in a 63-year-old man.

Jun 28 09:54

Ransomware borrowed from NSA code, say researchers

Researchers picking the program apart found evidence its creators had borrowed from leaked National Security Agency code, raising the possibility that the digital havoc had spread using U.S. taxpayer-funded tools.

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Ukraine suffered more than 60 per cent of the attacks, followed by Russia with more than 30 per cent, according to initial findings by researchers at the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab. It listed Poland, Italy and Germany, in that order, as the next-worst affected.

Jun 28 09:51

2 Out Of 3 Patients Can't Afford Their Hospital Bills Thanks To Obamacare's Soaring Deductibles

We've spent a lot of time over the past couple of years talking about soaring healthcare premiums brought on by Obamacare. The price increases have been outright crippling for those forced to buy policies on the exchanges, up well over 100% over the past 4 years, on average, with some states up over 200%.

Jun 28 09:50

Moscow warns Washington against ‘incendiary, provocative action’ in Syria

Moscow has warned the US against taking unilateral action in Syria, as there is no threat from the Syrian military, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said. The statement comes after the US accused Syria of preparing for a chemical attack, without giving any evidence.

Asked if Russia had warned the US administration against any unilateral action in Syria, Russia’s deputy foreign minister, Gennady Gatilov, replied that Russian officials have “always spoken about that, including in relation to their [US] latest strikes on Syrian armed forces.”

“We believe that it’s unacceptable and breaches Syria’s sovereignty, isn’t caused by any military need, and there is no threat to the US specialists from the Syrian Army. So it’s incendiary, provocative action,” Gatilov said, as cited by RIA Novosti.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would strongly suspect that those in the bowels of the American Deep State caught enough flak from literally telegraphing that they were going to create a false flag in Syria, to be blamed on Syria, Iran, and Russia, that it reluctantly backed down from doing so.

But don't think they won't try something else, and in the very near future, because the loyal Al-Assad military is winning the war against ISIS on the ground.

Jun 28 09:50

’60 Minutes’ Australia report on VIP pedophile network in UK and Australia

60 Minutes (Australia) is an Australian current affairs program based on the U.S. 60 Minutes of the CBS network.

On July 14, 2015, Australia’s 60 Minutes TV program broadcasted the first episode of a stunning exposé of a global VIP pedophile network involving the highest government officials of the UK and Australia, including members of the British Parliament, cabinet ministers, judges, diplomats and spies.

And yet, nearly two years later, the broadcast caused nary a ripple. Certainly, we in the U.S. did not know about it. Heaven forbid that CBS’ 60 Minutes or any other network would actually report this or rebroadcast the Australia 60 Minutes report.

Jun 28 09:49

18 Israeli Fighter Jets Landed in Saudi Arabia to Prevent Coup

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz announced on Wednesday his decision to replace Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz with his own son, Mohammed bin Salman.

After the decision was announced, the Israeli air force sent 18 of its fighter jets, including F16I, F15CD and F16CD, along with two Gulfstream aircraft, two tanker airplanes and two C130 planes, special for electronic warfare, to Saudi Arabia at the demand of the new crown prince bin Salman to block his cousin (bin Nayef)’s possible measures.

Jun 28 09:48

Venezuela crisis: Helicopter launches attack on Supreme Court

A helicopter has attacked Venezuela's Supreme Court in what President Nicolás Maduro called a "terrorist" incident.

Four grenades were dropped on the court and 15 shots fired at the interior ministry on Tuesday, officials said.

Rogue policeman Oscar Pérez said he had piloted the stolen helicopter to attack what he called a "criminal government". His whereabouts are unknown.

Venezuela is in the midst of a political and economic crisis that has sparked mass protests.

Jun 28 09:48

Petya Ransomware Hits World's Largest Shipping Firm Moller-Maersk

The attack on Maersk, perhaps the world's most prominent maritime firm, comes after years of warnings by leading industry bodies of the dangers of cyber threats. SAINT GOBAIN French construction materials company Saint Gobain said it had been a victim of a cyber attack, and it had isolated its computer systems to protect data.

The Copenhagen-based group said its APM Terminals were affected "in a number of ports,"but said that its vessels with Maersk Line were "maneuverable, able to communicate and crews are safe". A hospital spokeswoman would say only that operational changes had to be made.

Jun 28 09:47

Washington's UN envoy urges action on Venezuela crisis

US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday called for international action to address the crisis in Venezuela, after a US-backed proposal for regional mediation failed to win support at the Organization of American States.

Jun 28 09:47

PAKISTAN WILL REPORTEDLY TEST A UKRAINIAN-BUILT ‘OPLOT-P’ MAIN BATTLE TANK

The Malyshev Factory in Kharkiv, Ukraine rolled out an Oplot main battle tank (MBT) and conducted a mobility test of it on Friday, June 23 with Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and Secretary of the National Security Defence Council Oleksandr Turchynov in attendance.

Ukrainian news outlets, such as Depo Harkiv, claim – citing Malyshev Factory employees – that this specific Oplot MBT – dubbed “Oplot-P – will be sent to Pakistan.

Jun 28 09:46

Former US security advisor: Cyberattacks damage society as much as physical infrastructure

At the 2017 Global Cybersecurity Summit in Kiev, Ukraine, Tony Blinken, who was deputy secretary of state to Barack Obama, said the best defenses against cyberattacks are educated consumers and collaborative responses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And still the government does nothing!

Jun 28 09:46

"Petya" cyber attack confirms need for int'l efforts against cyber crime: Kremlin

The latest major global cyber attack, which has disrupted computers around the world, underlines the importance of concerted efforts of the international community to fight cyber crime, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.

"Such massive cyberattacks once again confirm the correctness of the Russian position, which has been stated at various levels, that the existence of such a danger requires cooperation at the international level," Peskov was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti news agency.

He added that the Kremlin had no information about the origin of the current cyberattack for the moment.

This round of cyberattack, with a link to virus-encryptor Petya, has caused little harm to Russia, the spokesman said.

Jun 28 09:43

Companies That Paid Ransom Can’t Get Data Back From Petya Cyberattack

Companies that paid the ransom to retrieve their data from the Petya ransomware attack have no way of receiving the encryption key.

Although Symantec has verified the Ukrainian accounting service MeDoc as “patient zero” for the attack, the cybersecurity company hasn’t discovered who is behind the attack. The email account that the attack stemmed from has been shut down, so that companies that pay the ransom of $300 won’t receive the encryption key needed to return their data. As of 7 a.m. ET, the email was still down. However, the hackers can still access the money delivered through bitcoin.

Jun 28 09:41

Brandon Smith: “Next Phase of Collapse Will Include the End of the Dollar as We Know It”

I have written on the subject of the Federal Reserve’s deliberate sabotage of the U.S. economy many times in the past. In fact, I even once referred to the Fed as an “economic suicide bomber.” I still believe the label fits perfectly, and the Fed’s recent actions I think directly confirm my accusations.

Back in 2015, when I predicted that the central bankers would shift gears dramatically into a program of consistent interest rate hikes and that they would begin cutting off stimulus to the U.S. financial sector and more specifically stock markets, almost no one wanted to hear it. The crowd-think at that time was that the Fed would inevitably move to negative interest rates, and that raising rates was simply “impossible.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are many reasons why precious metals are frequently valued much more highly than a fiat currency; the metals keep their value over the years, while a paper fiat currency can collapse, overnight.

Jun 28 09:39

Euro per 1 US Dollar Graph

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Look at the drop of the dollar in the past week!

Jun 28 09:37

The End Of The (Petro)Dollar: What The Fed Doesn't Want You To Know

The United States’ ability to maintain its influence over the rest of the world has been slowly diminishing. Since the petrodollar was established in 1971, U.S. currency has monopolized international trade through oil deals with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and continuous military interventions. There is, however, growing opposition to the American standard, and it gained more support recently when several Gulf states suddenly blockaded Qatar, which they accused of funding terrorism.

Despite the mainstream narrative, there are several other reasons why Qatar is in the crosshairs. Over the past two years, it conducted over $86 billion worth of transactions in Chinese yuan and has signed other agreements with China that encourage further economic cooperation. Qatar also shares the world’s largest natural gas field with Iran, giving the two countries significant regional influence to expand their own trade deals.

Jun 28 09:35

Middle East At Point Of No Return As Saudi-Qatar Rift Deepens

At present, the Young Prince of Riyadh, Mohammed Bin Salman, has been given the key to power. This has happened at a very difficult time for not only the Kingdom, but also for the whole Gulf region and its neighbors. The choice made by King Salman to promote his son is a remarkable one but could, from a Saudi perspective, be the only viable choice. The need for a 180 degree change in the economic and social policy which keeps Saudi Arabia a strategic regional player is essential. Without radical changes, such as those presented in Vision 2030 or the Aramco IPO project, the Kingdom’s future could be bleak, as the era for “Rentier States” is over.

Jun 28 09:33

Poroshenko Blames Long-Dead Soviet Union for Corruption in Ukraine

This week, during his visit to France, President Poroshenko sat down for an interview with Le Figaro, which probed him on the origins of the rampant corruption which plagues his country. According to Poroshenko, the roots of this problem can actually be traced to Ukraine's Soviet past.

Jun 28 09:32

Everything you need to know about the Petya, er, NotPetya nasty trashing PCs worldwide

The malware, dubbed NotPetya because it masquerades as the Petya ransomware, exploded across the world on Tuesday, taking out businesses from shipping ports and supermarkets to ad agencies and law firms. Once inside a corporate network, this well-oiled destructive program worms its way from computer to computer, encrypting the infected machines' filesystems.

Although it demands about $300 in Bitcoin to unscramble the hostage data, the mechanisms put in place to collect this money from victims quickly disintegrated. Despite the slick programming behind the fast-spreading malware, little effort or thought was put into pocketing the loot, it appears.

Jun 28 09:32

The estates of Bernie Madoff's two dead sons will be left with $2million each after agreeing to pay $23million to victims of his Ponzi scheme

The estates of Bernard Madoff's late sons have reached an agreement to pay out more than $23 million of settlements to victims of the infamous swindler, ending more than eight years of litigation.

The settlement will strip the estates of Mark and Andrew Madoff of 'all assets, cash, and other proceeds' of their father's fraud, leaving them with a respective $1.75million and $2million, a Monday court filing revealed.

In 2010, less than a year after Bernard Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison for fraud, his eldest son Mark Madoff committed suicide. Younger brother Andrew died of cancer in 2014.

Jun 28 09:31

Two Romanian criminals who slipped into Britain cannot be extradited on human rights grounds because jail cells in the country are too small

Two Romanian fugitives cannot be extradited because jail cells in their homeland are too small.

UK judges say the cramped conditions contravene rulings from the European Court of Human Rights.

Jun 28 09:30

Faecal bacteria found in ice at Costa, Starbucks and Caffe Nero, investigation finds

Concerning levels of faecal bacteria were present in ice at three major high street coffee chains, according to an investigation.

Samples from drinks at Costa, Starbucks, and Caffe Nero were reportedly found to be contaminated in lab tests carried out by BBC One's consumer series Watchdog.

Faecal coliforms, which contain disease-causing pathogens, were present on 7/10 ice samples in Costa, 3/10 in Caffe Nero and 3/10 in Starbucks, the BBC said.

Jun 28 09:29

Stephen Colbert Joins Elite Club of Idiots Who Think Russian Agents Are Stalking Them

Yes, he was so mercilessly hounded by the Russians that they even forced him against his will to appear on Russian State Television. That's what happens to every "journalist" who visits Russia—the authorities confiscate your passport and don't let you leave until you make an appearance on Channel 1:

Jun 28 09:28

You're fired: Trump replaces Jen Psaki with new Assistant to the President for Communications

The US Assistant to the President for Communications, who under Barack Obama's administration become infamous, has been raplced by ABC producer Chris Vlasto.

The post is currently taken by Jen Psaki, known for her strange statements. She managed to tickle the fancy of journalists all over the world when she was the official representative of the State Department.

Jun 28 09:28

Amadeus airline booking system TITSUP and it's not ransomware

Australian airline QANTAS is partly offline, other carriers may be in trouble too

Jun 28 09:28

N.Korea Issues Standing Order To Execute Former S.Korea President

Two days ago, Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported that former South Korean President Park Geun-hye had made plans to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, adding that Ex-president Park, who was impeached in a corruption scandal earlier this year, signed a document approving a “leadership change” in North Korea back in 2015. According to the Japanese outlet, South Korea’s intelligence agencies were to prepare operations to carry out the plan.

The report noted that the plotters considered arranging accidents, with a car accident or the derailment of a train carrying Kim Jong-un on the table. Park’s administration also reportedly considered staging a coup in North Korea.

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One has to wonder just how Kim Jung Un believes he is going to carry out this standing order, in light of the fact that former South Korean President Park Geun-hye is serving a prison sentence for malfeasance in office, and is pretty much surrounded by armed guards, 24/7.

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