Politicians have zero respect for our human rights for they only think about how they are going to raid our wealth to pay for their families and retirements at our expense. These people are highly dangerous. They only see government as the solution and do not grasp that we have rights. Government wants to eliminate all encryption because they are hunting money. You have a 1000 times greater chance of dying in a car crash than by a terrorist. They use terrorism as the great excuse to collect everything we do.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/16/2015 - 20:40 Put yourself in the following situation for a moment. You're a Sunni extremist and your regional and Western backers have just abandoned you. You are now under seige by the Russian Air Force. If you survive the air strikes you will soon have to come face to face with the fiercest, most experienced Shiite militia on the planet in Hezbollah. Would you cut off your beard and run?
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by Jeremy Scahill, TheIntercept:
From his first days as commander in chief, the drone has been President Barack Obama’s weapon of choice, used by the military and the CIA to hunt down and kill the people his administration has deemed — through secretive processes, without indictment or trial — worthy of execution. There has been intense focus on the technology of remote killing, but that often serves as a surrogate for what should be a broader examination of the state’s power over life and death.
DRONES ARE A TOOL, not a policy. The policy is assassination. While every president since Gerald Ford has upheld an executive order banning assassinations by U.S. personnel, Congress has avoided legislating the issue or even defining the word “assassination.” This has allowed proponents of the drone wars to rebrand assassinations with more palatable characterizations, such as the term du jour, “targeted killings.”
Full Metal Retard: US Launches "Performance-Based" Ammo Paradrop Program For Make-Believe "Syrian Arabs"Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/16/2015 - 14:55
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Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/16/2015 - 15:26 This wasn't supposed to happen.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/16/2015 - 14:40 When we were kids, we used to proudly wear a T-shirt explaining different economic systems using ‘two cows’ as a metaphor... Times have changed...
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/16/2015 - 14:55 With FIFA executive heads falling faster than Glencore stock (with Blatter and Platini most recently and today the entire Kuwait FA), it appeared we had reached some kind of peak debacle.. but no! German newspaper Der Spiegel reports that the German bidding committee created a slush fund in its effort to garner votes from Asian FIFA officials, land the rights to host the 2006 World Cup (which they did by 12 votes to 11).
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/16/2015 - 18:55 The 2007-2008 financial crash was not a black swan. That is a collective lie propagated by policy makers so they don’t cry themselves to sleep at night. Many different people predicted and profited from the 2008 crisis. It was about the fear of failing banks and crashing markets... but the true horror was the impending collapse of the entire fiat money system that never came to be. That was the true black swan.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/16/2015 - 18:20 Reporter: "Russia, China, and Iran have warned of catastrophic consequences if the US attacks Syria."
McCain: "That doesn't concern me in the slightest. They will not act. I guarantee you they will not act."
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/16/2015 - 17:45 Much of the political thinking about violence in the United States comes from unfavorable comparisons between the United States and a series of cherry-picked countries with lower murder rates and with fewer guns per capita. This is, in turn, supposed to fill Americans with a sense of shame and illustrate that the United States should be regarded as some sort of pariah nation because of its murder rate. However, politically, historically, and demographically, the US has little in common with these nations.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/16/2015 - 17:10 At $267, Bitcoin has retraced the entire plunge from China's initial devaluation entry into the currency wars and the Black Monday dump. It appears, just as we warned, that China's increasing crackdown on its - until now lax - capital controls has spurred demand for alternate 'currencies' that remain out of the control (for now) of governments - like gold... and bitcoin.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/16/2015 - 16:35 "Since Washington doesn't understand what went wrong in 2007 and 2008, so the Fed, the White House and Congress are recreating the very same conditions for another financial bubble. If it pops, we could replay the same devastating effects as occurred during the first bubble in 1999 and 2000.”
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/16/2015 - 16:33 The US aircraft carrier, CVN-71, USS Theodore Roosevelt is currently on its way out of the Persian Gulf, leaving just the LHD-2 Essex Amphibious Warfare ship group to defend the Persian Gulf and more importantly, leaving the hotly contested middle east without U.S. carrier-based air support for the first time in years.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/16/2015 - 16:00 Iranian forces backed by Russian air power have officially begun the assault on Syria's largest city. A victory at Aleppo would effectively restore the Assad government just weeks after Moscow began bombing runs from Latakia. As Reuters notes, "the assault means the army is now pressing insurgents on several fronts near Syria's main cities in the west, control of which would secure President Bashar al-Assad's hold on power even if the east of the country is still held by Islamic State."
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/16/2015 - 14:25 The verdict is in from Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debates: Bernie Sanders’ message influenced viewers by leaps and bounds over the next most discussed candidate, Hillary Clinton. Unless, of course, you prefer the convenient swill of pre-planned, pre-packaged, predictable corporate media propaganda that unanimously sang Clinton’s praises while completely ignoring one essential thing - you know, reality.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/16/2015 - 14:10 The last two US recessions have severely damaged the growth rate in global trade. In each case, the trend growth rate of trade since 1991 (which is when the CPB World Trade Monitor data begins) was effectively cut by at least a percent. Emerging markets have helped to keep global trade afloat especially relative to developed markets, however, even in emerging markets we have seen a step down in the growth rate of trade.
As published in the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal, the 2011 measles outbreak in New York has been confirmed to have originated from a fully vaccinated woman, according to a study conducted by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Westchester County Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Scientists have previously known that the measles vaccine could sometimes fail to deliver full protection. Even in cases where vaccinated persons have contracted the disease, it was thought that they could not pass it on to others.
The new findings, however, challenge that conventional wisdom, and raise the question of what other assumptions about vaccines might also turn out to be mistaken.
Congratulations Maine! Beginning this week, you will become the 8th state or territory to allow some form of unrestricted concealed carry in public places. All residents aged 21 or over will no longer need a permitto carry a pistol or revolver on their person, when traveling on foot or in their vehicles. There are a few exceptions such as courthouses, schools, federal buildings, state parks, etc. But for the most part, so long as you’re legally allowed to own a firearm, you’re good to go in the State of Maine.
And contrary to what many of the gun grabbers would have you think, the state isn’t going to turn into a Mad Max free-for-all any time soon.
Editor’s Note: With the global economy in shambles and governments around the world stockpiling everything from emergency meals to survival seeds, it’s not a stretch of the imagination to identify at least a dozen potential collapse and disaster scenarios that could end life as we have come to know it in the Western world. Given the variety of potential problems we face, one in particular should stand out, especially given that some 100 million Americans are currently not working. Moreover, a new report from the World Bank suggests that things may continue to get worse as some 5 million jobs must be created every month over the next ten years just to maintain system stability.
These days, “survivalism” has come to mean preparing for great events like nuclear holocaust or total government collapse. But disaster may come on a much more personal level. Individuals can suffer catastrophe as surely as nations can.
On 28 October, the Chinese central bank will launch their new 2016 gold and silver Panda coins. An interesting detail discovered by@BullionBaron is that these coins will not appear in one troy ounce size.
Instead, they will be minted on a metric weight system with sizes varying from 1 gram up to 1 kilogram.
The one troy ounce version of the gold and silver Panda coins are replaced with a coin weighing 30 grams. That’s slightly less than a troy ounce, which equals 31.1034768 grams.
In 2008 central banks, led by the Federal Reserve, rode to the rescue of the global financial system. Seven years on and trillions of dollars later they no longer have the answers and may even represent a major risk for the global economy.
A report by the Group of Thirty, an international body led by former European Central Bank chief Jean-Claude Trichet, warned on Saturday that zero rates and money printing were not sufficient to revive economic growth and risked becoming semi-permanent measures.
“Central banks have described their actions as ‘buying time’ for governments to finally resolve the crisis… But time is wearing on, and (bond) purchases have had their price,” the report said.
Walk into the small restaurant near the shore of Lake Michigan in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and the smell of burgers and deep-fried cheese curds will assault your senses. According to the Blaze, locals will tell you Late’s has the best burger in town. It’s a throwback kind of restaurant, complete with a long, winding dining counter and spinning stools.
Late’s also features some throwback pricing for customers willing to pay with silver coins minted before 1965.
High on the south wall, up near the ceiling, hangs a sign featuring the special prices. In big bold letters it reads, “Late’s prices, if you pay in US silver coins dated 1964 or earlier.”
What we’ve got now with Central Banks and their financial repression with zero interest rates and destruction of fiat currencies, they’re destroying the inherent nature of capitalism itself: the inherent nature of the accumulation of capital by the productive middle class – this is all being destroyed...one way or another, the world is going to go back to gold and silver [as the primary form of currency] – it’s just a matter of time. – James Turk on the Shadow of Truth
Gold and silver appear to have found their final bottom in the nasty 4-plus year price correction that began in May 2011. Too be sure, this “correction” was largely a product of Central Bank intervention which was implemented to prevent gold and silver from signalling to the world that Governments globally, especially the U.S. Government, are in the process of destroying middle class wealth through the incessant debasement of paper currencies.
Alasdair MacLeod joined us today after a long hiatus on the show…
He explained that by devaluing their currency, the Chinese have made it impossible or extremely dangerous for the Fed to raise interest rates. In the meantime, the Chinese move ahead with their plan for world domination and there’s apparently nothing standing in their way. They’re reconfiguring their economy to make it more Asian-centric and while this is a lengthy process, the end is a significant de-emphasis of the West in terms of importance to the World Economy.
Will it work? Alasdair believes that they might just pull it off.
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