Rajoy Shuts Down Airspace & Orders Google to Stop Assisting Separatists

The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy who is becoming a disgrace to the image of a free society and is illustrating what governments do in a Private Wave – they become authoritarian whenever they lose power. Rajoy has gone way too far showing the world that Spain is itself a country risk for there is no human right or standard of international law. The Catalan supporters are now occupying poll points to protect their right to vote, while Rajoy has now blocked airspace over Barcelona as he wants to prevent the referendum in Catalonia by all means.
Rajoy had his puppet Spanish Supreme Court order that Google had to delete an app that had been used by the operators of the referendum to communicate with each other. The corrupt Spanish court ruled that the ‘On Votar 1-Oct’ application on the Google Play smartphone app shop violated the ban imposed by Spain to conduct the referendum. Rajoy is totally out of control and is illustrating everything that is wrong about the EU and how it claims to stand for human right with the refugees but crushes anyone Europe who disagrees with the politic elite.

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Sep 30, 2017.

North Korea Seen Moving Missiles As US Admits For First Time It Is In “Direct Contact” With Pyongyang

North Korea has again been observed moving several missiles from a rocket facility in the capital Pyongyang, according to a report late on Friday by South Korea’s Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) rising speculation that the North is preparing to take more provocative actions. The last time a similar report emerged was at the start of September, which was followed just days later by a ballistic missile launch which flew over Japan.
Officials did not say where the missiles were being moved, nor the make: according to Reuters, the missiles could be either intermediate range Hwasong-12 or intercontinental ballistic Hwasong-14 missiles, according to the report, though the missile facility at Sanum-dong has been dedicated to the production of intercontinental ballistic missiles.
As previously reported, South Korean official have speculated that the North could launch another nuclear or missile test to coincide with the anniversary of the founding of its communist party on Oct. 10, or possibly when China holds its Communist Party Congress on Oct. 18. Meanwhile, US Pacific Command revealed on Friday that the US and South Korea had recently completed their first joint short range air defense training exercise in South Korea, though it did not say when or exactly where the exercises had taken place.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Sep 30, 2017.

SHOCK REPORT: NFL’S OAKLAND RAIDERS THREW GAME AFTER WHITE QB REFUSED TO KNEEL FOR NATIONAL ANTHEM

A new report from The Armstrong and Getty Radio Show has sent shockwaves throughout the sports world after it was claimed that members of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders may have purposefully allowed their star quarterback to get sacked multiple times after he refused to kneel during the National Anthem.
If true, this would essentially mean that an NFL football game was illegally thrown over anger that one of the teams star white players did not believe that kneeling during the nation’s anthem was the correct way to protest supposed racial injustice in America.
In other words, an epic level scandal.
During the anthem, virtually the entire team was seen kneeling other than the teams coaches and star quarterback Derek Carr. Unfortunately, this may have not set well with the team’s offensive line as they were apparently the players who spearheaded the entire idea to kneel as a team in the first.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on SEPTEMBER 29, 2017.

Dear World: Inside the ‘Bana of Aleppo’ Propaganda Story

Remember the West’s regime change mascot, Bana of Aleppo? She has a book deal…
As J. K. Rowling’s publisher Simon & Schuster prepares to cash-in on the soon-to-be bestselling book claiming to be the thoughts and words of 8 year-old Syrian child, Bana Alabed – more facts are emerging about her parents’ extremist and terrorist connections. Still, the Western media continue to exploit and force-feed politicized speech through this unwitting child for profit, but more importantly – to advance the US and UK ‘regime change’ propaganda narrative against Syria. This and more…
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This post was published at 21st Century Wire on SEPTEMBER 29, 2017.

In Furious Tweetstorm, Trump Slams San Juan Mayor, Democrats, “Fake News” Over PR Disaster Response

In what was perhaps the harshest criticism of the Trump administration’s response to Hurricane Maria, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz broke down last night during a press conference where she begged President Trump to more to help Puerto Rico. The disaster response has devolved into a worsening humanitarian crisis she said, and “people are starting to die.” Cruz described the situation as “something akin to genocide” before accusing Trump of treating Puerto Ricans like “animals.”
‘So, Mr Trump, I am begging you to take charge and save lives. After all, that is one of the founding principles of the United States…If not, the world will see how we are treated not as second-class citizens but as animals that can be disposed of. Enough is enough.’


This post was published at Zero Hedge on Sep 30, 2017.

Homework Assignment

Poor old Karl Marx, tortured by boils and phantoms, was right about one thing: History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. Thus, I give you the Roman Empire and now the United States of America. Rome surrendered to time and entropy. Our method is to drive a gigantic clown car into a ditch.
Is anyone out there interested in redemption? I have an idea for the political party out of power, the Democrats, sunk in its special Okefenokee Swamp of identity politics and Russia paranoia: make an effort to legislate the Citizens United calamity out of existence. Who knows, a handful of Republicans may be shamed into going along with it. For those of you who have been mentally vacationing on Mars with Elon Musk, Citizens United was a Supreme Court decision – Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission558 U. S. 310 (2010) – which determined that corporations had the right, as hypothetical ‘persons,’ to give as much money as they liked to political candidates.
This ‘right’ devolved from the First Amendment of the constitution, the 5-4 majority opinion said – giving money to political candidates and causes amounts to ‘freedom of speech.’ The Citizens United ruling opened the door for unlimited election spending by corporations and enormous mischief in our national life. Then-President Obama – a constitutional law professor before his career in politics – complained bitterly about the opinion days later in his State of the Union address, saying that the court had ‘reversed a century of law to open the floodgates, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections.’

This post was published at Wall Street Examiner on September 29, 2017.

Tom Price Resigns As HHS Secretary Amid Private Jet Scandal

As part of the growing private jet (ab)use scandal that has recently rocked the Trump administration, on Friday afternoon the White House announced that Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price offered his resignation and President Trump has accepted, according to the Press Sec. office.
Full White House statment below:
Statement from the Press Secretary Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price offered his resignation earlier today and the President accepted. The President intends to designate Don J. Wright of Virginia to serve as Acting Secretary, effective at 11:59 p.m. on September 29, 2017. Mr. Wright currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
And here is Price’s full resignation letter:

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Sep 29, 2017.

Not a Single US Stock Shows Up in Benjamin Graham’s “Deep Value” Screen

Financial Sense Newshour had the honor of speaking with legendary value investor Jean-Marie Eveillard, Senior Advisor to First Eagle Investment Management, to discuss why value investing works over the long haul and how rarely it is used in today’s markets.
Given current market valuations and the record high amounts of leverage used by investors to buy at these levels, not surprisingly, Eveillard said there’s not much to be excited about right now.
Foundations of Value Investing
We’re in a very unusual period, Eveillard stated. With over 50 years in investment management, he thinks the best question to ask right now is, are we still in the post-World War II economic and financial landscape, or are we in a different, undefined and possibly threatening landscape?
Eveillard’s approach isn’t to try to peer into a crystal ball to find immediate answers, but evaluate the landscape in the fashion value investors have used for a long time. Whenever Ben Graham, the founder of the value school, was asked what will happen to the economy or markets, he would to say, ‘The future is uncertain.’


This post was published at FinancialSense on 09/28/2017.

Even The Cheapest Obamacare Plans Are “Unaffordable” In 94% Of American Cities, New Study Finds

We’ve frequently warned that Obamacare is locked in an inescapable death spiral that will result in its inevitable failure. The problem is that the folks who make too much to qualify for subsidies (currently defined as roughly $80,000 for a family of 3) are increasingly being priced out of the market for individual insurance by Obamacare’s 30%+ price hikes that consistently come year after year. Meanwhile, those “rich” families making $80,000 a year are the ones expected to overpay for their health insurance so that a portion of their premiums can be “spread around a little bit” (as Obama likes to say) to subsidize the premiums of others. Of course, it’s easy to see the circularity here as higher premiums equals less “full-paying” customers and less subsidies equals higher premiums…until the whole system collapses.
Luckily you no longer have to take our word for it as eHealth.com has just published a new study that finds that, even by Obamacare’s own definition of “affordability”, residents in 47 out of 50 cities surveyed can’t afford the cheapest Obamacare plan.
According to a study released today by eHealth, Inc., which operates eHealth.com, the average family of three earning slightly too much to qualify for subsidies in 2018 would need to increase its household income by nearly $29,000 before health insurance became ‘affordable’ based on Obamacare criteria.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) considers health insurance to be ‘unaffordable’ when annual premiums for the lowest-priced plan in a market cost more than 8.16% of a household’s modified adjusted gross income (or MAGI). When health insurance is unaffordable by this standard, individuals and families may qualify for an exemption from Obamacare’s individual mandate to buy health insurance.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Sep 29, 2017.

Victims of Rashideen Betrayed & Politicized by Western Media, Exploited by the White Helmets – Part One

‘They sieged us, starved us, mocked us and then tempted our children with potato chips before blowing them up. Have they no heart?’
That was a question asked by many of the survivors of the tragic Rashideen massacre that took place in the western outskirts of liberated Aleppo on the 15th April 2017. I had arrived in Aleppo on the evening of that fateful day and just as I entered the doors of the hotel I received the news of this horrifying attack by US Coalition ‘rebel’ proxies, two savages gangs, Ahrar al Sham and Nusra Front.
The magnitude of this crime against these already starved, persecuted and ethnically cleansed people who lived in the villages of Kafarya and Foua hit me hard.
Along with independent journalist, Eva Bartlett, I had been following, very closely, the history of the terrorist siege of these two Shia Muslim villages, marooned in Idlib and surrounded by hostile extremist factions, funded and armed by the US Coalition, for over two years. This sectarian identification is not in keeping with the peaceful co-existence between sects that flourished, prior to the NATO-state-driven war in Syria that has caused powerful rifts among these communities. It is, however, central to the narrative, so I apologise in advance, for using this sectarian terminology that is anathema to the majority of Syrian society.
Since March 2015 the siege had tightened to a full lock-down, with daily shelling, sniping and intimidation by the Army of Conquest (Jaish al Fatah, comprising Ahrar al Sham, Nusra Front & additional entities).

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on SEPTEMBER 29, 2017.