April 23, 2013
The mother of the suspected Boston bombers has given an exclusive interview to Britain’s Channel 4in which she reiterates assertions that her sons were set up, and also claims that her oldest son Tamerlan is still alive.
“What happened was a terrible thing. But I know that my kids have nothing to do with this. I know it. I am mother. I know my kids,” Zubeidat Tsarnaeva told [...]
Revelations last month of epidemic levels of Chinese military attacks into internet-based systems and networks have only confirmed long-held suspicions. Indeed, it appears that no country, company or citizen is safe from unwanted intrusions by shadowy China-based organisations with spy-novel worthy identifiers such as People’s Liberation Army unit 61398. In the wake of these public assertions, there has been much hand-wringing about how the US and other affected nations [...]
Today’s AM fix was USD 1,580.00, EUR 1,196.15 and GBP 1,034.78 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,568.50, EUR 1,189.34 and GBP 1,030.96 per ounce.
Silver is trading at $28.65/oz, €21.80/oz and £18.81/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,611.50/oz, palladium at $731.00/oz and rhodium at $1,175/oz.
Gold climbed $12.30 or 0.79% yesterday in New York and closed at $1,576.90/oz. Silver surged to a high of $28.88 and finished with a gain of [...]
Massachusetts ranked first in economic opportunity in a new index that bolsters President Barack Obama’s argument that government and education are essential for creating the conditions for growth.
Massachusetts, Maryland and Minnesota placed among the top five states measured by unemployment, household income and the chance for residents to boost earnings. The new gauge was developed at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania.
“The states that invest in their citizens end up having better economies, which [...]
White House press secretary Jay Carney declined to comment on an assertion by the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that requests from diplomats in Libya for added security prior to the September 11, 2012 attack on the diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, were denied.
“I’m not going to get into a situation under review by the State Department and the FBI,” Carney said.
Earlier today, chairman of the [...]
Stimulus funds allegedly directed at Obama’s worthless “green job” ads created zero jobs
September 1, 2012
Still unsure where all of the president’s $831 billion dollars in stimulus went?
So are a lot of Americans, including a House committee currently demanding records on half a million dollars in phony MSNBC ad buys the White House procured to promote job opportunities that did not exist.
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce wants [...]
One of the left’s favorite attacks on the Republican Party is that it is the party of old white people, devoid of diversity and probably racist.
If you were watching MSNBC’s coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Tuesday night, you might believe those assertions, since missing from the coverage was nearly every ethnic minority that spoke during Tuesday’s festivities.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/28/msnbc-abandons-gop-convention-during-every-speech-by-a-minority/#ixzz24xI6L9gR
July 30, 2012
General Keith Alexander, the NSA boss, wants the government to centralize the internet and force users to use a system analogous to EZ Pass.
EZ Pass is an RFID transponder system used for toll collection on roads, bridges, and tunnels in the United States.
“What we need for cybersecurity is something analogous to that,” Alexander told the annual Def Con computer hacking conference in Las Vegas.. “Think of us as the [...]
A senior U.S. official confirmed Israel’s assertions Thursday that the suicide bomber who killed five Israelis in an attack here Wednesday was a member of a Hezbollah cell operating in Bulgaria.
The official said the current U.S. intelligence assessment is that the bomber was “acting under broad guidance” to hit Israeli targets when the opportunity presented itself. That guidance was given to Hezbollah, a Lebanese militant group, by its primary sponsor, [...]
Problems with the steam generators and miles of tubing at the San Onofre nuclear plant are the most severe found in comparable generators in the US and much more severe than previously reported, according to a new report.
The report by Fairewinds Associates (and commissioned by Friends of the Earth) also provides an analysis of leaked documents (pdf) by plant owner Southern California Edison that shows, despite assertions by the company and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, thousands [...]
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Finnish Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen set the scene for the long European summer break when shedeclared that Finland was a dedicated member of the Eurozone, eager to solve the crisis, but “not at any price”; it wouldn’t agree to take on “collective responsibility for debts and risks of other countries” via a banking union. And if push came to shove: “We are prepared for all scenarios, including abandoning the Euro.”
Moscow’s arms shipments to Syria will aggravate the continuing bloodshed in the Arab country, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday. “We are concerned about the latest information we have that there are attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria, which will escalate the conflict quite dramatically,” she said. Russia maintains that the arms supplies they are sending to the Syrian government are not meant to [...]
From Zero Hedge:
The bankruptcy trustee in the MF Global case, James W. Giddens, has been making great efforts to convince JPMorgan Chase to return hundreds of millions of dollars in customer money apparently stolen by Jon Corzine and his confederates. The trustee is also preparing to sue Corzine and other individuals to recover monies taken from MF Global.
James Stewart writes in The New York Times:
“Contrary to vague and self-serving assertions that [...]
In recent articles, I have outlined the very immediate dangers of several potential economic events that are likely to take place this year, including the exit of peripheral countries from the European Union, the conflict between austerity and socialist spending in France and Germany, the developing bilateral trade agreements between China and numerous other countries which cut out their reliance on the U.S. dollar, and the likelihood that the [...]
In this May 8, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney decried the “prairie fire” of U.S. debt Tuesday, he ignored some of the sparks that set it ablaze.
One was the Great Recession that took hold before Barack Obama became president. That landmark event went unmentioned in Romney’s speech. Another [...]
China’s breathtaking ascent and recent slowdown have been closely watched by investors and economists throughout the world.
Still, China may be one of the most misunderstood economies in the world.
“[I]t is amazing how poorly informed many remain,” writes Andy Rothman CLSA’s China Macro strategist.
In a new report titled Misunderstanding China: Popular Western Illusions Debunked, Rothman aims to shed light popular misconceptions about China.
“We all know somebody who misunderstands China. This report is for them.”
What follows are [...]
May 8, 2012
The Pentagon pushed back Tuesday on assertions that Leon Panetta, while CIA director, drafted a memo before the raid on Usama bin Laden’s compound that was “highly lawyered” to safeguard President Obama from public backlash if the operation failed.
Pentagon spokesman Capt. John Kirby and three top Panetta aides told Fox News that’s not true. That was after former Attorney General Michael Mukasey claimed earlier that a memo had [...]
by Carl Herman
US Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker, told a UK leading paper that leaving after ten years of war shows a lack of US patience, that all the US has accomplished so far is to kill the “slow and stupid ones,” and that killing in Afghanistan is important because somehow Afghanistan is a special place where terrorists would plan another 9/11 if the US stopped killing.
Please confirm Mr. Crocker’s assertions for yourself.
Oil as a commodity has always been a highly valuable early warning indicator of economic instability. Every conceivable element of our financial system depends on the price of energy, from fabrication, to production, to shipping, to the consumer’s very ability to travel and make purchases. High energy prices derail healthy economies and completely decimate systems already on the verge of collapse. Oil affects everything.
This is why oil markets also tend [...]
by Simone Foxman
Earlier this week, Goldman portfolio strategists Peter Oppenheimer and Matthieu Walterspiler wrote that “the prospects for future returns in equities relative to bonds are as good as they have been in a generation,” in a long-term bullish call that shocked even some of the most optimistic investors.
But legendary value investor Doug Kass isn’t having any of it. He goes so far as to exclaim, “I can’t help but think that Goldman Sachs might have [...]
Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein ‘disappointed’ by claims of ‘toxic’ greed
Greg Smith, who is resigning today as a Goldman Sachs executive director and head of its US equity derivatives business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa after 12 years, wrote:
“I can honestly say that the environment now is as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it. To put the problem in the simplest terms, the interests of [...]
WASHINGTON – When it comes to reducing the price of gasoline, a majority of Americans still seem to think the president wears tights and a cape and can leap tall buildings in a single bound.
Despite countless assertions by President Obama and his top aides that there is no silver bullet he can fire or magic wand he can wave to quickly bring down gas prices, a CBS News/New York Times [...]
Perhaps not so shockingly, AP is reporting tonight that satellite images of Iranian military facilities show trucks and other earth moving vehicles. Diplomats, accredited to the IAEA, suggest thisindicates attempted cleanup of radioactive traces possibly left by tests of a nuclear-weapon trigger. As sanctions grow more burdensome and Israel’s pre-emptive rhetoric rises, the discovery of this sanitization effort only raises the stakes as the images are said to be very [...]
You design a monetary system designed to run optimally on the basis that people continue to get into debt and borrow money into existence in order to pay for things/grow businesses. Then you complain that there’s too much debt?
What needs to happen is , the banks need to realize that they are not lenders, that they are not private institutions for profit…. that they are public servants and that they [...]
(AP) WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama is challenging assertions she’s forcefully imposed her will on White House aides, saying she’s tired of people portraying her as “some kind of angry black woman.”
Mrs. Obama tells CBS News she hasn’t read New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor’s new book that characterizes her as a behind-the-scenes force in the Executive Mansion, whose strong views often draw her into conflict with President Barack [...]
The United States’ new defense strategy focused on the Asia-Pacific region is directed at containing China’s rise, the People’s Liberation Army’s newspaper said on Tuesday in Beijing’s strongest warning yet against the new Pentagon stance.
The commentary in the Liberation Army Daily, however, also said China’s sensible response to the U.S. military re-focus on Asia should be “vigilance” and smart diplomacy, not panic.
The United States is “laying out forces across [...]
Jeremy R. Hammond
December 27, 2011
This article, originally titled “Ron Paul: Propagandist Or Prophet?”, was written by Jeremy R. Hammond and published at Foreign Policy Journal
Ron Paul is “the best-known American propagandist for our enemies”, writes Dorothy Rabinowitz in a recent Wall Street Journal hit piece. To support the charge, she writes that Dr. Paul “assures audiences” that the terrorist attacks of 9/11 “took place only because of U.S. aggression and military actions”. It’s [...]
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The economic establishment in this country has come to the conclusion that it is not a matter of “if” the United States must intervene in the bailout of the euro, but simply a question of “when” and “how”. Newspaper articles and editorials are full of assertions that the breakup of the euro would result in a worldwide depression, and that economic assistance to Europe is the [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Friday provided Congress with documents detailing how the department gave inaccurate information to a U.S. senator in the controversy surrounding Operation Fast and Furious, the flawed law enforcement initiative aimed at dismantling major arms trafficking networks on the Southwest border.
In a letter last February to Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Justice Department said that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms had not sanctioned [...]
710,000 UK public service workers to lose their jobs:
Households will experience effective pay cuts until 2014, with higher-rate taxpayers losing five per cent of their income due to the Government’s austerity measures, official forecasts showed.
This year will have seen the worst squeeze on living standards since the Second World War and the turmoil caused by the eurozone crisis means that conditions could get even worse, the Chancellor said.
In his annual [...]
Michele Bachmann became the first presidential candidate to praise the 11th Circuit Appeals Court ruling invalidating the Affordable Health Care Act’s individual mandate, calling it a “repudiation” of the national health care law.
“It is my hope to see this ruling will be upheld,” Bachmann told reporters in Indianola. “The courts now have confirmed what all of us have been saying, that the individual mandate is [...]