IMHO...Julian Assange and Edward Snowden are GLOBAL HERO'S ... and the WORLD should Rally around Them and Protect Them...
I personally wish I could Shake their hands and Thank them for their Sacrifice...GREAT MEN ARE RARE...
"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
The soul and substance of what customarily ranks as patriotism is moral cowardice -- and always has been."
Mark Twain in "Mark Twain's Notebook," 1935, page 394
Hillary's Server Hacked After All? FBI Docs Reveal A File From Hillary's Server Was Found In Romania
The 2016 US presidential election between leading candidates Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton has been unusual in that allegations of rape have cropped up during the campaign with Bill Clinton accused of rape, Hillary Clinton accused as an accessory, and Donald Trump accused of groping women without their consent. However, the core issue of the campaign — indeed the reason the Trump campaign exists — is citizen anger at a growing sense that their country itself has been abused at the hands of a financial elite. And this core campaign issue is lost as the back and forth sexual recriminations between the campaigns deflects attention from a critical issue.
In the latest gold and silver commitment of traders (COT) report (click here for an explanation of what this report involves), paper players made big strides in bringing the market back into balance — and setting the stage for an eventual rebound.
Speculators – who tend to be emotional and therefore wrong at the extremes – scaled their long positions way back, while the commercials – who time-and-again sucker the speculators into those emotional extremes and then fleece them – are now considerably less short. Here’s the raw data, courtesy of GoldSeek:
“The goal of socialism is communism.” Vladimir Lenin
Inferential Analytics (IA), the forecasting method we have created and use, has generated a new theme. IA themes define significant macro developments that are in progress. IA themes almost always become full-blown realities in time. This is our first article about the new theme, which is particularly threatening and disturbing.
If this theme develops as the IA model projects, the resulting new reality will have a profound effect on every United States citizen living either within or outside the country. (U.S. citizens are taxed no matter where in the world they reside.) While the entire American experience will be re-shaped by this new reality, citizens’ financial freedom, and therefore their overall liberty is particularly at risk. This theme extends beyond the United States, especially to Europe, but in this article we will focus on the U.S. situation.
In much of what was formerly known as “the free world”, freedom is being dramatically curtailed by governments. Nowhere is this truer than in the US. I discussed the future of freedom of speech with an American recently. She postulated that it could never be taken from her, as she was assured freedom of speech under the Constitution. She’s correct in the latter part of her statement. Her Constitution clearly states:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech.”
But as to the former part of her statement, that she could never have her freedom of speech removed is, I believe, entirely incorrect. Not only is her freedom of speech currently at risk, but this is nothing new in the US. The first suspension of this constitutional right came as early as 1798.
Radiation shielding is a mass of absorbing material placed between yourself and the source of radiation in order to reduce the radiation to a level that is safer for humans.
The effectiveness of the material depends on the type of radiation itself, the properties of the shielding material, and the shielding strength or thickness of that material.
Different types of radiation behave in different ways.
Between right now and January 20th, 2017 is a real “pressure point” for U.S. relations with Israel. Barack Obama has always desired to “leave a legacy” in the Middle East, and at this point the only option for accomplishing anything tangible is through the United Nations. The Israeli government is extremely concerned that Obama may attempt to take such action before he leaves office, and so they recently asked Secretary of State John Kerry if the U.S. would promise to veto any anti-Israel resolutions that come before the UN Security Council for the rest of Obama’s time in the White House. Unfortunately for Israel, the New York Post is reporting that Kerry flatly refused to make such a promise…
A Kremlin insider has warned that war with the United States could break out “even before the November elections in the U.S.,” urging citizens to stockpile food.
Sergei Markov, a member of the Civic Chamber, a Moscow-based state institution, told the Daily Beast, “These are the most serious tensions between Moscow and Washington in decades….the war might begin even before the November elections in the U.S.”
“I personally plan to stock 200 cans of pork to be ready for a potential war crisis,” Markov added, “and I advise everybody to do the same.”
Moscow, Russia – Yesterday, Russia’s flagship, and only aircraft carrier — the Admiral Kuznetsov — left the port of Severomorsk en route to the eastern Mediterranean – off the Syrian coast, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.
The carrier will bolster the Russian anti-terror campaign in Syria and serve as a hedge against U.S. aggression, and is to be escorted by the battle cruiser Peter the Great, the Vice-Admiral Kulakov destroyer, the anti-submarine vessel Severomorsk, and four other naval vessels from Russia’s Northern fleet.
Gold and silver had their big fall the previous week, so this week was one of consolidation with prices moving sideways.
Gold closed last Friday at $1258, and in early European trade today was more or less unchanged at $1256. Silver closed last Friday at $17.55, and in early European trade this morning was $17.48. Comex volume all week has been very subdued, and it has been as exciting as watching paint dry.
On Comex, gold’s open interest has now fallen a long way, from a high of 657,776 contracts on 11 July, to a current level of 495,457. This represents a destruction of a little over 500 tonnes of paper gold, worth $20.4bn. It is a substantial number obviously, and brings open interest down to the approximate levels that pertained at the end of May.