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If you are a Christian, ISIS wants to kill you. Our politicians keep telling us that our battle with ISIS is not a “religious war”, but to ISIS it most certainly is. As you will see below, ISIS has a new focus. They are very clear about the fact that they intend to kill as many “citizens of the cross” as they possibly can, and they plan to bomb churches wherever they can find them. In a previous article, I explained how an entire church in the U.S. ended up on an ISIS kill list, and we just saw in France that they are willing to strike anywhere and at any time. Religious targets now appear to be a top priority for ISIS, and that means that every church and every Christian in the western world needs to start thinking differently about security.
The US government, bankrupt yet again after another disastrous war of aggression, had its back pushed to the wall in 1971.
Up until that point, foreign central banks could redeem US dollars directly with the US Treasury in exchange for gold. And, recognizing that the US was essentially bankrupt, foreign central banks, especially France, began to demand gold instead of the dollar.
And then, on August 15, 1971, Richard “I’m Not A Crook” Nixon announced the monetary shot heard around the world.
Jim Willie is highly regarded as one of the leading experts on the gold and silver market, for his forecasts on currency related collapses, bank defaults and predictions for gold and silver prices. He is the editor of the Hat Trick Letter and he joins Sheila for a cutting edge analyses on whats really happening on the economic front.
One of the big surprises of the past few years is the number of brand-name hedge funds reporting terrible results. Their customers are not amused:
Hedge Funds Are Losing Endowments After Exodus of Pensions
(Bloomberg) – Following the lead of pensions, some U.S. endowments and foundations are souring on hedge funds.
Hedge fund fees and lagging performance are cause for concern for nonprofit investors, who are reducing their allocation, according to a survey published Monday by NEPC, a Boston-based consulting firm with 118 endowment and foundation clients with assets of $57 billion.
In a series of tweets, former National Security Administration (NSA) contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden explained that recent attacks against a cyber-espionage organization tied to the NSA may be a warning worth heeding.
Members of the Equation Group, an organization of powerful hackers often associated with the NSA, was recently the target of a cyber attack. One of the items allegedly stolen was the attack code Equation cyberspies use regularly, also known as a “cyber weapon.” During an online auction, hackers allegedly involved with the attack offered to sell their discoveries to the highest bidder.
Years ago, when I was an exchange student in the Soviet Union, a Russian friend explained how he got his news.
“For news about Russia, Radio Liberty,” he said. “For news about America, Soviet newspapers.” He smiled. “Countries lie about themselves, tell truth about others.”
American media consumers are fast approaching the same absurd binary reality. We now have one set of news outlets that gives us the bad news about Democrats, and another set of news outlets bravely dedicated to reporting the whole truth about Republicans.
Washington Free Beacon:
Several weeks ago the mainstream media began to paint a narrative of Donald Trump having mental issues and being unfit for the Presidency. Curiously, within a matter of days, stories began to emerge of bizarre behavior from Democrat Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. As it turns out it may be Clinton that is unfit for the Presidency.
From falls and difficulty climbing stairs to stage panic in the face of protest chants and nonsensical statements to her audience, something appears to be wrong with the former Secretary of State. In fact, even Hillary’s closest aide, Huma Abedin, noted in an email to a State Department employee that Hillary is “often confused.”
On Wednesday, it was reported that Libyan militia groups supportive of the GNA, the Government of National Accord — the interim government installed by the United Nations — had, with the help of the United States via airstrikes that began August 1, retaken the northern city of Sirte.
“Pro-government Libyan militias backed by American airpower,” wrote the New York Times, “said Wednesday that they had seized the Islamic State’s last stronghold in the country, in the seaside city of Surt.”
George Soros’s Open Society Institute viewed the 2015 Baltimore unrest following the death of Freddie Gray as opening a “unique opportunity” to create “accountability” for the Baltimore police while aiding activists in reforming the city, according to hacked documents reviewed by Breitbart Jerusalem.
The documents further confirm that the Open Society last year approved $650,000 to “invest in technical assistance and support for the groups at the core of the burgeoning #BlackLivesMatter movement.”
Maintaining a supply of non-perishable food is usually of the highest priority for preppers, which explains why there is such a wide variety of books and articles catering to the prepper community, on canning, dehydrating, and storing food. But among all of the food preservation methods that are so popular with preppers, there is one little known method that stands out. It is by no means unheard of, but it isn’t nearly as popular as it used to be.
I’m referring to the process of making pemmican; a type of non-perishable food that is known for its high calorie density. Pemmican was first created by the Native Americans, and was later adopted by European settlers. It remained popular among pioneers, explorers, and military units well into the 20th century, when it likely fell out of favor with the proliferation of canned foods. Which is a shame, because pemmican is awesome. It’s loaded with all of the fat and protein you need to get through a hard day, and not to mention quite tasty as well.