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Dec 09 13:34

U.S. Sheriffs warning residents to Arm Themselves against Criminals & Terrorist Threats (You should listen!)

What these Sheriffs are saying echoes a lot of what I’ve been saying for years. The only way to truly protect yourself and those you love is to start taking matters into your own hands.

Dec 09 13:28

Buck Crushed Today: Off -1.08%

Dec 09 13:19

VA admits: ‘Accountability’ doesn’t mean firing anyone

“Obviously, to this day, there is no real acceptance of responsibility for VA’s continued and pervasive failure to seriously discipline its employees and it seems as if there is no serious effort to change that...”

Dec 09 13:12

Gun Store Sign: ‘Want to Piss off Obama? Buy a Gun’

Driving down Main Street in Simpsonville, a local gun shop sign is making a big political statement following President Barack Obama’s call for tougher gun control in an address to the nation Sunday. It implies you can stick it to the man, so to speak, by coming in and buying a gun. :)

Dec 09 13:07


“It’s not him,” a third San Bernardino shooting witness proclaimed about Sayd Farook and his wife. The so-called “terror couple” have been accused of masterminding an ISIS terror attack on a Christmas office party whereSayd worked. Earlier this month, the attorneys for the Farook family maintained that they do not believe the suspects are the ones who carried out the attacksin question.

Dec 09 13:01

Fannie Mae - Offers new 'deadbeat' Home Loan

Dec 09 12:55

U.S. partially lifts sanctions on Russian state arms exporter

The United States has lifted the sanctions imposed on the technical maintenance performed by Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport on multipurpose Mi-17B-5s helicopters, which were formerly supplied to the U.S. to be transferred as military aid to Afghan security forces. The decision was published in the U.S. Federal Register.

Dec 09 12:54

American startups succeed with Russian money

Silicon Valley attracts money from around the world. You probably didn't know, but rather large sums come from Russia. Here are five American startups that are thriving thanks for Russian investment...

Dec 09 12:51

Russia can now ignore rulings by European human rights court

The Russian State Duma has passed a law making it possible to recognize, upon a motion from the president or the government, some rulings by international courts as unenforceable in Russia. While critics say the law is aimed at limiting the powers of the European Court of Human Rights, an RBTH source says the state is merely defending its sovereignty and creating a “safeguard” against unwanted cases.

Dec 09 12:50

Russia to issue yuan-denominated bonds – report

Russia is looking to raise $1 billion in yuan-denominated sovereign bonds, the Financial Times said on Dec. 7. The bonds would set a benchmark interest rate in yuan (or renminbi) for the Russian government, and subsequently for corporate issuers, Denis Shulakov, head of capital markets at Gazprombank, which is providing informal assistance in preparing the issue, told the paper. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently made the yuan a world reserve currency by including it in its Special Drawing Rights basket. Shukalov told the Financial Times that Russia was looking to “bring in a new source of liquidity that comes with the internationalisation of the renminbi”.

Dec 09 12:48

Russian sanctions may cost Turkey up to 3 percent of its GDP

Turkish Vice Premier Mehmet Simsek has estimated Ankara’s losses from its current tensions with Russia at $9 billion a year. He predicts that in the worst-case scenario, Russian sanctions will cost Turkey 0.4 percent of its GDP, adding that this year Turkish exports to Russia have already dropped by 30-40 percent. The number of Russian tourists in Turkey has also fallen drastically (by 600,000 people), as has the number of construction projects being carried out by Turkish companies in Russia. According to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Russian sanctions may slow down Turkey’s economic growth by 0.3-0.7 percentage points in 2016. Other experts estimate Turkish losses at more than twice that amount. For instance, parliamentarians from the Turkish Republican People’s Party have calculated that in total Turkey may lose some $20 billion, or 3 percent of its GDP, as a result of Russian sanctions...

Dec 09 12:46


The driving forces behind war planning in Washington are power, domination, profit, politics, and the inertia of war planning as a path toward career success. These sociopaths are happy to bomb Germans or Yugoslavians. The value they place on sailors in Pearl Harbor or contemplated victims of Operation Northwoods, or U.S. troops stop-lossed into insanity is negligible. They don’t think twice about overthrowing a democracy in Iran and laying the groundwork for Islamic power. They have no qualms about arming Muslim radicals in Afghanistan or Iraq, and toppling secular governments in Iraq or Libya or Syria. That most ISIS weaponry is U.S. weaponry seized from Iraq can only please the profiteers who will sell the weapons to combat ISIS. Their best friends are the killer Muslims running Saudi Arabia and nearby kingdoms. Their Christian hatred for Islam is as real as Karl Rove’s integrity or Donald Trump’s hair.

Dec 09 12:45

If ISIS swallows the Taliban, will Afghanistan become a caliphate?

Russia and the West diverge in their assessments of whether ISIS is expanding geographically and constitutes a disaster waiting to happen in Afghanistan. Lack of understanding and cooperation on the ground might once again, as in Syria, only be a prelude to a rough awakening to the actual scale of the threat. In the previous week NATO has pledged to maintain the 12,000-strong contingent of its troops and instructors throughout 2016 as part of its Resolute Support mission. Yet the alliance has dismissed the assumption that ISIS could be in a position to dismember the Taliban, radicalize the local tribes, and turn it into a province of the caliphate. This does not resonate with articles in the British newspapers The Times and The Guardian this week describing in detail the scale of state-building and strategic ambitions of ISIS.

Dec 09 12:44


Australian police raided the Sydney home and office on Wednesday of a man named by Wired magazine as the probable creator of bitcoin and holder of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the cryptocurrency, Reuters witnesses said.

Dec 09 12:44


It’s a sick myth that Islamic extremists attack the United States or other nations because they “hate our freedom.” They attack us for our foreign policy. In 2006, the United States National Intelligence Estimate reported that the US invasion and occupation of Iraq made the problem of terrorism worse by creating a new generation of terrorists. And since then, top ranking military and counter-terrorism authorities such as General Stanley McChrystal, General Mike Flynn and George W. Bush’s counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke say that drone strikes in particular are creating more terrorists than they’re killing. If we want to stop terrorist attacks, we should stop the barbaric blind bombings that are fueling radicalization.

Dec 09 12:22

A 75-Year-Long Study Has Found The Secret To Happiness

The best news is, it’s the simplest thing in the world AND it costs nothing! Psychiatrist and Zen Priest Robert Waldinger asks...

Dec 09 12:21

6 Negative Effects Of Too Much Screen Time For Kids

While that may sound far-fetched to some parents who are themselves ‘screen addicts’, it’s an idea whose time has come. Some countries consider childhood screen addiction…

Dec 09 12:20

Family Wraps House IN Greenhouse To Grow Food And Stay Toasty Warm

The average temperature in Stockholm in January is -3°C (27°F). For Marie Granmar and Charles Sacilotto it can be much warmer thanks to the greenhouse that blankets their home.