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Apr 25 09:40

Venezuela Banned Guns. Now Their Murder Rate Is Skyrocketing.

Want an example of how dangerous gun prohibition for citizens can be ? Try Venezuela, where since April 2017 at least 163 pro-democracy protesters have been murdered by the Maduro dictatorship.

In 2012, the Venezuelan National Assembly, which was dominated by communists, passed the “Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law." The bill was clear that it aimed to “disarm all citizens.” All gun sales were banned except to government entities. If a citizen was caught selling a gun or carrying one, they could get 20 years in prison.

The year preceding Maduro’s disarmament initiative, Caracas recorded a homicide rate of 122 per 100,000 inhabitants, roughly 20 times the global average of 6.2.

So what happened next? The national homicide rate rose from 73 per 100,000 in 2012 to 90 per 100,000 in 2015. In 2014, the Maduro government invested $47 million to create 60 centers for voluntary firearm trade-ins.

Apr 24 14:09

Venezuela Is Replenishing Its Gold!

Venezuela and Turkey have repatriated all their gold stored in the US – Venezuela now sells it. Venezuela, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands are some of the 11 countries that have repatriated a significant portion of their gold reserves held in the US and other countries in recent years. Turkey has recently announced that it has decided to repatriate all the gold it stores to the Federal Reserve (FED). According to the latest IMF data, Turkey’s gold reserves are estimated at 591 tons, worth just over $23 billion. Turkey ranks 11th among the biggest stocks, behind the Netherlands and ahead of India. However, what should be troubled by Turkey is what happened and continues in another country that has decided to repatriate all of its reserves to gold and which has been and continues to be openly against the US. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he did it for the citizens of his country, but he died a little later, and there was no way to appreciate his real intentions.

Apr 24 10:16

Colombia's Migrant Crisis Worsens With Venezuela Nearing ‘Implosion’

The flow of migrants fleeing Venezuela’s collapsing economy is increasing every day, putting a strain on Colombia’s health and education systems and its jobs market, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said.

“Venezuela is on the verge of imploding,” Santos told Bloomberg TV Monday. “What we hope is that this implosion will be peaceful and not violent, because otherwise we will have a tremendous avalanche of more Venezuelans coming to Colombia.”

The migrant crisis is probably the biggest challenge facing Colombia at the moment, Santos said. Venezuelans are currently crossing the border into Colombia at the rate of more than 100,000 per month, according to data from the immigration authority, with many more arriving illegally.

Apr 23 09:10

Neo-Liberal Policy Causes ‘Regress’ In Latin America – Former Brazilian President

Former Presidents of Ecuador and Brazil Rafael Correa and Dilma Rousseff discussed a positive impact on the decrease of poverty and starvation in Brazil made by the social-democratic forces in the times of their leadership, during an interview broadcast on RT in Porto Alegre on Thursday.

Rafael Correa praised Dilma Rousseff’s State merits and embedded her in the ranks of “the three great Latin-American women who used to lead the three biggest countries of the region.”

He said that the Latin-American countries experienced “renaissance period” when they were governed by the socialist leaders.

Apr 19 11:50

Brazil Accuses EU Of Instigating "Trade War", Threatens WTO Complaint

Brazil's agriculture minister is accusing the European Union of trying to start a trade war with South America's largest economy after it threatened to cut off imports of domestic Brazilian chicken following a food-contamination scandal Bloomberg reported.

With the European Commission set to discuss restrictions on imports from BRF, Brazil's largest packaged-food producer and leading poultry supplier, Blairo Maggi is apparently turning up the rhetoric in hopes of averting a potentially devastating export ban.

Apr 18 12:51

Venezuelans In Search Of Food, Jobs And Hope Push Brazilian Region To Breaking Point (VIDEO)

The recent influx of migrants from neighboring Venezuela has placed a huge burden on the northern Brazilian city of Boa Vista and the surrounding region, where authorities have declared a state of emergency. The UN’s UNHCR refugee agency says almost 800 Venezuelans are arriving in Brazil each day, many of them seeking asylum amid deteriorating economic conditions in their home country. Since the beginning of last year, over 52,000 Venezuelans have landed in Brazil, the UN says. Some 25,000 of those are asylum seekers and 10,000 hold temporary resident visas. The majority of new arrivals end up in the northern state of Roraima, where many make their homes in temporary accommodation facilities and makeshift camps located in the regional capital Boa Vista. However other Venezuelan migrants are forced to live rough while they search for jobs.

Apr 18 11:34

The Southwestern Hemisphere Is Sliding Towards Its Own “Arab Spring”

South and Central America are on a crash course for regional collapse and a geopolitical disaster which could drastically alter the political landscape of the Western Hemisphere and plunge the United States into dire crisis.

Apr 10 09:10

Despacito bounce back and Comes again after hacked by hackers in YouTube

Despacito video is hacked and deleted from YouTube. It’s the most viewed video on youtube and this is the first youtube video have got 5bn views in the history.

Apr 08 08:14

AS BANKS EMBRACE BIOMETRIC TRACKING OF CUSTOMERS, CYBERTHEFT EXPLODES IN MEXICO

Criminal organizations in Mexico have branched out into a lucrative new market and revenue stream: big data. They have developed innovative practices to obtain sensitive user information by lifting data from the databases of government agencies such as Condusef, Consar and Buró de Crédito. They call bank customers and spoof on the caller ID screen the phone number of the bank they claim to represent. To gain the target’s trust, they give the credit card security code to the target and ask if it matches what they see on the back of their card. And it goes from there. Now, they’re about to be gifted an invaluable cache of data: the biometric identifiers of Mexican bank customers.

Apr 07 06:01

Brazil’s ex-President Lula defies jailing deadline shielded by hundreds of supporters

Federal police in Brazil have reportedly decided to hold off the arrest of the former President Lula da Silva, who stayed inside the headquarters of a steelworkers union past the deadline, surrounded by hundreds of his supporters.

The fate of the 72-year-old former Brazilian leader is in limbo, after da Silva, known as Lula in the country, did not turn himself in to the Federal Police to begin serving his 12-year corruption sentence. The 5pm deadline, set in the arrest warrant issued by Judge Sergio Moro on Thursday, was missed, after Lula's supporters in Sao Bernardo do Campo refused to surrender their leader to the authorities.

Apr 05 09:31

Macron ordered to stay out of Venezuela's affairs: Socialist leader furious at France

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday the upcoming presidential election in Venezuela would not be “free and fair,” drawing the ire of Caracas, which called on the young centrist to stay out of the nation’s internal affairs.

Apr 04 08:55

Specter Of US Sponsored Electoral Fraud Returns To Venezuela

There is a recurring phrase in motivational exercises to the tune of “the essence of life is to go forward”, which shows the need of every living being not to go backwards, since according to the phrase described we would be struggling against life itself

However, the US backed Venezuelan opposition does not apply this principle. Unlike the rest of the living beings in the world, it has the permanent and systematic habit of going backwards, of going back in time, which implies that it makes mistakes that have already been overcome and that, in theory, should not be reissued.

I characterize this in relation to the reactivation of the specter of electoral fraud, created and boosted from the year 2004, after the victory of President Hugo Chávez in the attempts to carry out a recall referendum. We must remember that after the failure of the opposition, a discrediting campaign, national and international, began against the National Electoral Council (CNE).

Apr 04 08:52

Argentina Vows to Reclaim Falkland Islands, 36 Years After Battle with UK

Apr 02 09:08

Brazilian School Districts Make Historic Switch to 100% Plant-Based Meals

Four cities in Brazil have pledged to transition all of the meals served at its public school cafeterias to 100 percent plant-based by the end of 2019.

Mar 30 06:58

Colombia: Where Did The FARC's Former Rebels Go?

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The FARC sprung up as a peasant movement in the 1960s, fighting corruption and huge inequality in the country, especially in rural areas. What resulted was a civil war that lasted more than 50 years and saw over 220,000 people killed and seven million displaced.

One year ago, Gomez finally put down her weapons after a landmark peace deal was signed, and entered a demobilisation camp created to help the rebels transition into citizen life.

However, like many of the other, former combatants, Gomez has become disillusioned by the peace process, saying the government isn't following through on its commitments to reintegration. This includes everything from housing to medical services and work opportunities, all of which were promised in the peace agreement.

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Mar 24 08:10

VENEZUELA'S OIL-BACKED CRYPTOCURRENCY WILL BE CONVERTIBLE TO RUSSIAN RUBLES – PRESIDENT MADURO

The so-called ‘petro’ digital currency, which was successfully launched by Venezuela last month, will be traded for several global currencies, including the Russian ruble.
“Starting March 23, all legal and physical entities will be able to purchase the petro directly… within the next 15 days for convertible currencies: yuan, rubles, Turkish liras and euro,” said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

He described these are the most important currencies for “the economic future of the planet.”

Maduro said state companies that are exporting goods, such as the country's energy giant PDVSA, can already trade for petro. “PDVSA and those enterprises that trade for foreign currency are authorized from now on to receive ‘el petro’ for their export deliveries,” he said, adding that they will be able to supply products for the Venezuelan cryptocurrency "to all countries and enterprises in the world.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One can only guess at what the US government's next step against this will be, and how effective it can be, given these financial arrangements between Venezuela and Russia.

Mar 23 16:17

DEMAND FOR AMERICAN SPERM IS SKYROCKETING IN BRAZIL

With “jewel-tone eyes,” blond hair and a “smattering of light freckles,” Othello looks nothing like most Brazilians, the majority of whom are black or mixed-race. Yet the “Caucasian” American cashier, described in those terms by the Seattle Sperm Bank and known as Donor 9601, is one of the sperm providers most often requested by wealthy Brazilian women importing the DNA of young U.S. men at unprecedented rates.

Mar 23 11:27

“USA HISTORY IN MAKING –GUN’S DOWN “ON MARCH 24

MORE THAN 1 MILLION PEOPLE ATTENDING – MARCH FOR OUR LIVES IN WASHINGTON D.C. hoping for changes to gun regulations and school safety.

Mar 22 12:02

THE WAR ON DRUGS IS FAR DEADLIER THAN MOST PEOPLE REALIZE

The death toll from the drug war is much less than the actual warfare throughout the world. However, his sentiment is quite appropriate because a significant percentage of the world’s violence could be prevented with a flick of a pen by ending the war on drugs. Imagine if we could essentially eliminate the black market for drug trafficking in Chicago, which has the highest number of gang members and homicides. It’s estimated that up to 80% of the city’s murders are gang-related and one of the main causes of this violence is connected to controlling turf for drug sales.

Mar 22 09:28

Who Runs The Lobby For The US Military To Invade Venezuela?

his, valued the participants of the activity, participated by senators and congressmen of North America, and justified by their territorial proximity with Venezuela. This was stated by Ernesto Ackerman, president of the Venezuelan-American Independent Citizens (IVAC, for its acronym in English), NGO that organized the event and which is based in South Florida.

It is not the first time that this character coordinated such an activity. In 2014, he brought together about 200 Venezuelans from Florida, but also from 19 other states, in a caravan to Washington to support the violence orchestrated by opposition groups in the suburbs of the beginning of the year and to protest the “lack of attention” of the White House and the OAS.

Mar 20 12:08

Venezuela Claims to hold the 4th biggest Gold Mine

Estimated at 52 million troy ounces of gold.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"INVADE!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 20 10:52

People Are Ready to Buy Some Guns in the World’s Murder Capital

In the world’s most murderous country, gun control is starting to lose its appeal.

Desperate Brazilians are wondering whether they’d be better off armed, given that around 60,000 of their compatriots are killed each year. Polls show support for gun ownership gaining ground. In an election year, politicians are paying attention.

Mar 17 10:16

Pollution, illness, threats and murder: is this Amazon factory the link?

For years, the small communities near an industrial park in Barcarena, in the Brazilian Amazon state of Pará, complained that a Norwegian-owned aluminium plant and other factories were contaminating their water, causing diarrhoea and vomiting and poisoning fish and local produce.

In November they launched a $154m legal claim for environmental and moral damages against the Pará state government, the Hydro Alunorte alumina refinery and the Albras aluminium factory. The Norwegian company Norsk Hydro owns 92% of Hydro Alunorte and 51% of Albras.

Community organisers began to receive threats. Then came the February rains, which brought floods of red-coloured water and mud.

And then came the murder.

Mar 13 22:54

Scientist Stephen Hawkings has died at 76

A great Cosmologist a Theortical physicist Mr.Stephen Hawkings is no more

Mar 10 08:04

We Never Could Have Imagined (or Prepped For) What Actually Happened in Venezuela

Can we prepare for everything?

We never could have imagined…or prepped for…what happened in Venezuela.

In this article, I wanted to analyze my preps, and the nature of the apocalypse we have been forced to face. I don’t know about you, but anything that kicks you out of your place, of your warm bed, your pets, kids, wife, and the rest of your family, for me does not have another better word to describe it.

My comfort bubble was destroyed, my work of an entire life was thrown out by the window, my family insurance full coverage policy is gone with the wind (although with no medications to be had and doctors running away to Argentina and Colombia, it’s not like it was very useful though), and the few preps I had for 4 or 5 months are history now. Of course, they worked pretty well, and we stretched it a little bit, but once the system collapsed, there is nothing else we can do but close the place and bug out to some other place where we can at least buy food.

Mar 06 10:50

Can Russia & China Rescue Venezuela?

From the majority of headlines on Venezuela, one would be left with the very strong impression that the country is already dead and it just doesn’t know it. Yet there is at least one other country that has an interest in not letting this happen. That’s China, of course, and if we add Russia to the ally list, things start to look a bit differently.

Both China and Russia have extended massive credits to Caracas. Letting the country “die” is not an option that either Beijing or Moscow would gladly accept. This means that they would more likely than not step in to help keep it on its feet in case of harsher sanctions.

So, it may be a little early to talk about death knells and last nails in the coffin of the Venezuelan economy. Chances are that Washington is aware of the role that China and Russia could play there. Otherwise they would have already gone ahead with the broad oil sanctions, despite potential headaches for U.S. refineries.

Mar 05 10:00

Illegal US Sanctions Extended on Russia and Venezuela

Citing the 1976 National Emergencies Act, Trump on Friday extended illegal US sanctions on Russia for another year.

In a letter to Congress, the White House cited conditions in Ukraine, calling the situation “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States” – failing to explain US responsibility for what’s going on, complicit with Kiev putschists it installed.

Trump’s action followed US approval of Javelin anti-tank missiles and launchers to Ukraine, pending rubber-stamp congressional approval.

Supplying its regime with heavy weapons is all about continuing war on Donbass indefinitely, a US scheme to destabilize southeastern Ukraine near Russia’s border – along with blaming Putin for US imperial lawlessness.

Mar 02 07:43

U.S. Sanctions Could Be The Final Nail In The Coffin For Venezuelan Oil

The White House is looking at slapping sanctions on a Venezuelan oil services company while also restricting insurance for oil shipments from the South American country, among other possible measures, according to Reuters.

The moves come as the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is planning elections for April, which few expect to be free or fair. Unlike prior elections, the upcoming race will likely be met with global condemnation, and many countries could refuse to recognize the results altogether.

Mar 01 02:08

Universe’s First Stars Detected? Get the Facts.

Painstaking new work suggests that the burning balls of gas started forming about 180 million years after the cosmos burst into being.

Feb 26 12:13

Toxic Water Seeps From Norwegian Mining Site in Brazil’s Amazon

After almost a week of denials by both Hydro Alunorte and Para state officials, experts from Brazil’s Health Ministry confirmed that basins carrying residue deposits from a Norwegian mining operation overflowed last weekend, dumping toxic waste into waterways and soil around the metropolitan area of Para’s capital, Belem, located in the Amazon region.

Feb 26 11:59

Colombia and Brazil Announce Border Controls as Venezuelans Flee En Masse

Colombia and Brazil have announced a series of measures to control their border with Venezuela, as hundreds of thousands of people have fled the deteriorating situation there.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced that strict immigration controls would be implemented, with 2,120 Colombian soldiers deployed to the 1,378 mile long border to enforce them.

Bogota also said that they would no longer issue migratory cards that had allowed 1.5 million Venezuelans to cross the border without passing customs. Now, only those with valid passports or existing migratory cards will be able to pass.

Feb 26 11:57

Venezuela: Petro Sales Exceed $1 Billion in Just Two Days

Venezuelan President Maduro said almost one million people have visited the Petro website since the currency’s launch two days ago.

Feb 26 11:24

US Senator Seeks to Crush Venezuela's Petro Cryptocurrency Amid Sanctions

Democratic US Senator Robert Menéndez, who has previously spoken out against Venezuela's newly-launched government-approved ‘petro’ cryptocurrency, has hinted that the US would take additional measures against the cryptocoin.

Venezuela on Tuesday announced the launch of its own oil-backed cryptocurrency called the petro which, it claims, is the world's first sovereign cryptocurrency. The petro may allow the country to combat US-imposed sanctions amid a deep economic crisis in the country.

Feb 24 11:00

“I Haven’t Eaten Meat In 2 Months” – Venezuelan Oil Workers Are Collapsing From Hunger On The Job

Those who are unfamiliar with Venezuela’s unprecedented economic collapse might be surprised to learn that the country’s oil production has only slowed, even as the price of a barrel of crude has risen in most international markets.

Unsurprisingly (it’s Venezuela), there’s a macabre explanation for this phenomenon: The workers at PDVSA – Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, which once showered Venezuelans with oil wealth – are literally collapsing due to hunger and exhaustion as workers defy their government handlers and flee their jobs in their desperation as the value of their pay has been completely erased.

Bloomberg spoke with several workers in Venezuela’s oil industry about the harsh conditions they face on a daily basis.

Of course, oil workers aren’t the only ones suffering: The situation in Venezuela is getting so dire that ordinary Venezuelans are losing tons of body weight because of the food shortages. Many can no longer afford to buy meat.

Feb 24 10:44

FLASHBACK - US Air Force C17 transport caught smuggling arms and drugs into Argentina

Argentina’s foreign ministry has issued a press release stating that it will be making a formal protest over undeclared weapons and drugs brought into the nation at Ezeiza last Thursday.

A manifest provided by the US did not list war materiel and drugs which were seized by Argentine authorities.

Among the confiscated materiel were communications interception equipment, encrypted communications equipment, sophisticated GPS devices, high power rifles, a machine gun and narcotics as well as a full trunk of expired pharmaceuticals including stimulants. All boxes had the stamp of the 7th Army Airborne Brigade based in North Carolina.

The Argentine government estimates the value of the goods and the C17 transport expenses to exceed $2 million.

The unreported contents also included an odd brochure with the phrase “I am a United States soldier. Please report to my embassy I have been arrested by the country.” translated into fifteen languages.

Feb 23 07:46

Angry Orchard’s Rose Hard Cider Is A Millennial Pink Instagram Daydream

It’s been a real concentrated effort on behalf of twenty- and thirtysomethings across the globe

Feb 21 13:36

"The People Live In Terror" - Military Intervention Imposed In Rio As Unrest Worsens

Brazil's Senate has overwhelmingly approved a military intervention in Rio de Janeiro that was first proposed by President Michel Temer last week - the latest step in the president's crackdown on crime and social unrest ahead of a hotly contested local election coming later this year.

Feb 21 11:29

10 Funniest pictures ever According to Google [Gallery]

Sure you could challenge Google that these aren’t the 20 funniest pictures ever, but we don’t recommend it. Let’s just say there was an incident one time, it involved a giant robot with pink rubber hands and that’s all we’re at liberty to say about what actually happened that fateful day at Google World Headquarters.

Feb 21 09:22

Venezuela’s New Cryptocurrency Targets Chink in US Economic Armor - Expert

Venezuela’s petro cryptocurrency has become a reality. The country’s government today officially launched the presale of its own cryptocurrency, in hopes that the new digital coin will boost the Venezuelan economy.

Petro is the world's first sovereign cryptocurrency, and is also backed by Venezuela's rich oil reserves, making it particularly appealing.

Reputable Venezuelan economist José Gregorio Piña told Sputnik that petro deals a serious blow to the US' financial and economic supremacy.

He explained that cryptocurrencies allow financial transactions to bypass US-controlled financial and economic institutions, pointing out that Washington "keeps on the hook" most of the channels implementing operations with traditional currencies, including digital ones.

Feb 20 18:56

Venezuela launches oil cryptocurrency

Venezuela has launched a cryptocurrency in an attempt to bypass tough economic sanctions imposed by the US government.

The "Petro" is intended to bolster the country's crumbling economy, which has been suffering from hyperinflation and devaluation for years.

Venezuela claims it is the world's first sovereign cryptocurrency.

Critics say the move is a desperate attempt by Caracas to raise cash at a time when Venezuela lacks the ability to repay its $150bn of foreign debt.

Feb 17 09:51

Brazil Military Takes Control of Rio de Janeiro’s Security

Brazil’s President Michel Temer justified putting an Army general in charge of Rio de Janeiro’s security forces to contain a rising tide of violence by saying that the circumstances required extreme measures.

In a televised address on Friday evening, Temer explained the decree he had signed earlier in the day which puts the state’s police forces under military control. The intervention, which requires congressional approval, will last until the end of the year, according to the decree.

"We will not accept passively the deaths of the innocent," he said. "Our prisons will no longer be offices for thieves, our public squares party halls for organized crime."

The move, the first of its kind since Brazil returned to democracy in 1985, is a response to growing demands ahead of the October general elections for a crack down on crime and violence.

Feb 17 09:43

BREAKING: Brazil's right-wing government to declare a military intervention in Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian right-wing President Michel Temer has decided to declare intervention in public security in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The decree will be signed today.

With this measure, the Armed Forces assume responsibility for the command of the Civil and Military Police in the state of Rio. The decision will still have to go through the National Congress.

During the intervention, the Federal Constitution can not be changed, which can affect the progress of the Pension reform, which is a Proposed Amendment to the Constitution (PEC) and has a vote scheduled for next week.

Feb 17 06:16

The Slap Heard Round The World: Chile Protests Israeli Incarceration Of Ahed Al-Tamimi

Chile Protests Israeli Incarceration of Palestinian Teenager Ahed Al-Tamimi
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"The government of Chile has expressed to the Embassy of Israel in Chile its enormous concern over the case of the Palestinian citizen, Ahed al-Tamimi, a minor of 17 years of age, who is being detained and tried by an Israeli military court on the charge of incitement to violence,” a Chilean government statement said on Friday

"In view of this unfortunate situation affecting a minor, the Chilean government reiterated to the Diplomatic Representation of Israel the need for the rights of the Palestinian minor to be fully observed, with the guarantees of a due process and to be adequately weighed by the judicial authority the circumstances and area of tension in which the events that gave rise to this investigation took place, it added.

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Feb 16 10:34

Venezuela to Seek 'Other Markets' if US Pursues Oil Embargo

President Nicolas Maduro's declaration follows comments by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Argentine counterpart saying they were considering an embargo.

Venezuela will seek other buyers for its oil if the United States approves a fresh embargo against the Latin American nation, President Nicolas Maduro has vowed.

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Feb 16 07:15

Pentagon: Russia is a critical threat to US partnerships in Latin America

"Russia is a strategic competitor to the United States in Latin America. Moscow is trying to undermine the interests of the United States in this region," said the head of the Southern Command of the US Armed Forces, Admiral Kurt Tidd, at a Senate hearing.

According to him, the growing role of Russia in the region is cause for US concern - "given Russia's cyber and intelligence capabilities."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe if the United States treated their "partners" with more respect this would not be an issue!

Feb 16 05:56

These are the victims of the Florida school shooting

A football coach. An athletic director. And young, fresh-faced students.

They are among the 17 people killed by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday.

Feb 16 03:25

Unknown interesting facts about Donald Trump

In this article we shared unknown facts about Donald Trump you would never know

Feb 14 10:54

Shaun White wins 100th Winter Olympics gold for US

His gold-winning run on Wednesday was near perfect. Japan's Ayumu Hirano took silver with a score of 95.25, and Australia's Scotty James earned the bronze.

Feb 14 04:14

Bill & Melinda Gates: Why We Give Our Money Away

"Is it fair that you have so much influence?"

Webmaster addition: I could use a few bucks for a newer car! :)

Feb 13 12:48

Venezuela To Accept More Crude Oil From Russia As Production Falters

Russian Urals crude is now entering Venezuela at a rate of 335,000 barrels per day to supply PDVSA’s refinery in Curacao.

So far this year, Caracas has purchased 3 million barrels of Urals crude from Swiss trader Glencore.

Four tankers are scheduled to reach Curacao from Russian ports just this month, trading sources said.

PDVSA has been the contractual operator of Curacao for many years, but the contract is set to expire in 2019. Shell, the facility’s owner, has said PDVSA will not be the facility’s operator beyond the existing contract due to its failure to meet contractual obligations to perform upgrades.

Feb 13 10:25

Venezuela fears ‘invasion’ after U.S. military chief visits Colombia

Venezuela on Monday accused neighboring Colombia of planning a bombing campaign or a “military invasion” amid heightened tensions in the region and a mass exodus fueled by Venezuela’s collapsing economy.

“In Colombia, they are planning to revive eras that had ended in human history, like military bombing, a military invasion or the occupation, through blood and gunfire, of a peaceful country like Venezuela,” said Venezuela’s chief prosecutor, Tarek William Saab, according to the state-run AVN news agency. “We will not allow it.”

Saab didn’t provide proof of his allegations, but other regional allies pointed to the weekend visit to Colombia by Admiral Kurt Tidd, head of U.S. Southern Command.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is not the first time Tidd has been in Columbia, or made an assessment , of, what is likely going on -or may be going on - in Columbia's neighbor, Venezuela.

Southcom commander warns Congress of growing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, 2017

And take a look at his twitter feeds, from 3 days ago:

Admiral Tidd's Twitter feeds

What do these tell us?? that Admiral Tidd was in the Columbian city of Turnaco, meeting with Columbia's Vice-President there, Oscar Naranjo, to discuss "security measures", and also met greeted Columbian security forces there.

But the significance is the meeting with Naranjo. It appeared that he had discussions with Columbia's Vice-President, but not with Tidd's military counterparts.

And of course, the situation in Venezuela has become very intense, and the standard of living of ordinary Venezuelans has devolved into near back-breaking, horrific poverty., due to US Sanctions, and lousy planning and economic decisions taken by the current government.

But the timing of this meeting?!?

Venezuela is due to have its national election on 22 April of this year.

Maduro will be running again, and will be facing scant opposition, looking for another 6 year term.

Few Challengers in Sight, Venezuela Sets April 22 for Presidential Vote

The talks between Tidd and Naranjo probably centered on the aftermath of this election, and what happens if and when Maduro, probably by stealing it, wins this next election.

IF the US cannot get Maduro out of power through elections, the question is, what can they do to foment and galvanize the opposition to do something "dramatic", and who could be tapped to lead such an effort?!?

It is clear that the US doesn't want to be accused as the country leading the charge here, so expect it to make it look like a "nation popular movement" to dethrone Maduro, just as they did in Ukraine in 2014 with the "dumping" of the duly elected Yanukovych, and replacing him with Poroshenko.

Unfortunately, such a move will have US government fingerprints all over it, because of all the "regime changes" the US government has created in the past, particularly in Central and South America.

Expect a number of people to die here, in this "psuedo-revolution", but to the US government and military it will simply be written off as "collateral damage".

Remember; what the US wants here, beside "regime change" is a US-Centric government, which only sells its vast reserves of oil in US dollars, and will accept no other currency for it.

Feb 12 23:42

Here Is The Real Reason You Don’t See Megan Fox In The Movies Anymore

Remember Megan Fox? Of course you do! She exploded to superstardom after Michael Bay cast her in the Transformers franchise. Back in 2007, she was a regular fixture on ‘Hottest Woman Alive’ lists, and her name was all over entertainment news. So what happened to her?

Feb 12 07:41

After Texas massacre, military rushed to add more than 4,000 to gun ban list

Since an ex-US airman shot more than two dozen people in a Texas church in November, the US military has added more than 4,000 names to the nation’s list of dishonorably discharged military personnel banned from owning firearms — a sign of what has been a massive hole in the nation’s gun buying background check system.

Feb 11 10:02

Robin Williams’ death linked to rise in copycat suicides

Suicides following Robin Williams’ death rose by 12.9 per cent in men aged 30-44, and the study found a 32 per cent increase in the number of deaths from suffocation. Although the study could not prove a definitive link, it said there appeared to be a connection.

Feb 10 06:48

Surprisingly, Trump’s hair is also a LIE.

Latest footages create a serious doubt for many that Trump is as bald as Vin Diesel.But, Trump usually cares a lot about his own appearance as we all know he’s so much interested in making a parody about others appearance, predominantly women. So, he wants to make himself a bit more beautiful than others.

Feb 09 21:23

7 Signs and symptoms of not drinking enough water! Must Read!

The most important benefit of water is its role as an reactant, meaning that many reactions and processes within the body require water.
The purpose of this article is to raise the general awareness on the importance of water.
Remember that juices, tea, energy drinks, coffee, and caffeinated drinks should not be used as water substitutes. They sure are liquids, but it is just not the same as pure water. Moreover, energy drinks and coffee contain caffeine, and caffeine dehydrates the body.

Feb 09 12:38

Mysterious case handled by FBI still unsolved

We all know the United States of America is the best Superpower country in the world.
In the order, we all know about the world’s popular famous agency FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), formerly the Bureau of Investigation. FBI is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States of America.

Feb 08 02:45

Charlie Sheen Accused Of Murder By Former Friend Lenny Dykstra

Lenny Dykstra - an ex-con and former major league centre fielder - has accused actor and old friend Charlie Sheen of murder, according to an interview

Feb 07 13:23

Genocide Washington Style – Venezuela Next?

Why does nobody dare to pronounce the term “Genocide” in connection with the Washington committed atrocities around the globe? – If there is one nation that is guilty of mass-murder it is the United States of America and her Zionist handlers. But nobody seems to pay attention. Or, rather, nobody dares to say so. It has become the new normal. Enshrined in people’s brains. The exceptional nation can do whatever she wants, whenever she wants and wherever she wants – sowing wars and conflicts, killing millions and millions of people, blaming Russia and China – and of course, Iran, Venezuela, Syria, Cuba, North Korea and the list of disobedient countries goes on.

Feb 07 07:22

“Loot to eat” the new mantra of Venezuela as socialism collapse leads to mass starvation

The problem isn't socialism. The problem is decades of US economic warfare to force a regime change.

Feb 06 20:14

Meet Stormi! Kylie Jenner reveals name of newborn baby girl along with sweet photo

Kylie Jenner has revealed the name of her baby girl.

The 20-year-old new mother announced she has called her newborn daughter Stormi in a post on Instagram on Tuesday.c

Feb 06 07:32

Possible Implications Of An Oil Embargo Against Venezuela

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In politics and international law the figure of the embargo implies a prohibition to trade, be it total or partial, in economic, military, financial or oil lines, decreed by a government, a group of them or by multilateral organizations against a certain country. In the case of Venezuela, the relevance of oil for the functioning of its economy places it as the sector that would be subject to an embargo because of the negative effects it would produce.

When it is an embargo linked to strategic sectors of the economy, it is fundamentally a political measure that seeks the destabilization and undermining of a nation qualified as "hostile". Other forms of embargo, such as the military or financial, on the other hand, seek to negatively affect the defensive capabilities of the country and the room for maneuver of its international finances.

The United States, using the UN or the European Union as a battering ram, has applied oil embargoes to countries such as Iraq, Iran and Syria in recent years, as an extreme measure to restrict their income and make economic debacles, since they also boycotted the supplies of weapons and international trade.

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Feb 05 22:28

Piers Morgan: Tom Brady Proved He's Graceless Last Night

America’s best, richest, most successful football player has everything (including a model wife) but after his graceless losing performance, Tom Brady will never have our respect

Feb 05 10:19

U.S. CONSIDERS CUTTING VENEZUELAN OIL IMPORTS, AS PRE-SALES OF "PETRO" CRYPTOCURRENCY LOOMS

Washington may be nearing a decision on extending sanctions against Venezuela to include imports of Venezuelan crude and exports of U.S. refined products to the troubled South American country.

That’s what Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during a visit to Argentina, adding that “One of the aspects of considering sanctioning oil is what effect would it have on the Venezuelan people? Is it a step that might bring this to an end more rapidly?”

Current sanctions target separate individuals from the Nicolas Maduro government as well as a ban on U.S. banks and other institutions buying Venezuelan debt. Venezuela has traditionally been an important exporter of oil to the United States, which made Washington wary of playing the oil import ban card.

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This is an attempt, pre-Venezuelan elections, to slam the Venezuelan economy into an economic hole from which it cannot escape, and drive the quality of life here to include even more misery than it's people are already experiencing.

I am quite certain, come the next elections here (happening on April 30th of this year), that the US is backing it's "favorite son" candidate with money, illegal votes, and expecting the returned promise that Venezuela's oil will only be sold to the multinational companies of which the US government approves, and only sold in US dollars.

Feb 04 07:59

Mummified Chinese immigrants in Peru!

The coffins of the mummified bodies contained traditional Chinese artifacts, such as lighters and pipes to smoke opium. The bodies belong to Chinese immigrants who traveled to Peru in the 19th century to work in the country’s sugar and cotton industries.

Jan 30 13:15

DACA a Dreamer’s Paradise

I agree some provision should be made for “Dreamers” to achieve legal status (not citizenship), but border security must be part of the deal so this doesn’t keep happening.

And someone needs to explain why Democrats are willing to shut down government services to American citizens (who voted them into office) to provide benefits to illegal immigrants.

Good heavens, civil and charitable Americans do not want to corral Dreamers into concentration camps or starve anyone because they circumvented the existing process for entry into our country and/or eventually applying for citizenship. After all, the American Dream has been available to those who accept the principles of our English language culture and heritage.

Jan 28 04:32

Ecuador Declares State of Emergency after Car Bomb Attack on Police

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno declared a state of emergency and tightened security in two cities after a car bomb attack on a police station in San Lorenzo injured at least 28 people and damaged dozens of buildings. “I’ve declared the state of emergency in San Lorenzo and Eloy Alfaro to strengthen the security of the citizens and the border, as well as to strengthen the attention of the Health, Inclusion, Risks and Housing Ministries for an integrated solution,” Moreno said on Twitter on Saturday afternoon in the aftermath of the morning blast, RT reported. There were no fatalities in what the President described as a “terrorist act linked to drug trafficking and criminal groups”, but at least 28 people were injured in the powerful blast – including 14 officers, according to local media. In addition, some 37 buildings were damaged, including the police headquarters, which suffered significant structural damage, according to Ecuador’s General Prosecutor’s Office.

Jan 27 11:54

MCDONNELL TELLS DAVOS: VENEZUELA FAILED BECAUSE IT’S “NOT SOCIALIST” ENOUGH

John McDonnell has told the Davos World Economic Forum that Venezuela is in crisis because it “took a wrong turn” and strayed from the “socialist path.” Speaking to a gathering of global business and political leaders, sworn Marxist McDonnell joked that he “always gets thrown” questions on Venezuela – the collapsing hard left state he and Jeremy Corbyn have valorised for decades. Labour’s Shadow Chancellor said:

“I think would have been successful if they had actually mobilised the oil resources… I think in Venezuela they took a wrong turn, not a particularly effective path and not a socialist path.”

McDonnell’s ‘oil reserves’ explanation was comprehensively debunked last summer when the Venezuela crisis was severely embarrassing the Labour leadership.

Jan 26 11:36

DOJ Lends a Hand in Prosecuting Lula

The "kangaroo court" upheld former Brazilian President Lula's conviction without an iota of evidence, says journalist Brian Mier

Jan 26 01:39

Argentina's relationship with Russia suddenly becomes 'strategic'

It seems that Russia has lost its influence in Argentina after the rise of pro-Western President Mauricio Macri to power. All of a sudden, Macri announced the continuation of strategic cooperation with Russia, and opened the doors of the country for such Russian state-run giants of the atomic and gas industries as Rosatom and Gazprom. After leftist forces left the governments of Argentina and Brazil, the split in MERCOSUR on the issue of Venezuela, the death of Fidel Castro, Rafael Correa's departure from politics, it seemed that the loss of Russia's influence in Latin America was a matter of a short time. President Vladimir Putin did not said nothing about Brazil during the last BRICS summit. However, President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, has recently paid a visit to Moscow and this event dispelled pessimism. After his victory in 2015, all of Argentina's agreements with Russia were suspended.

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