$40 Million Lawsuit Filed in Ferguson

Missouri police have been sued for $40 million over actions in Ferguson protests by several people alleging civil rights violations through arrests and police assaults with rubber bullets and tear gas adopting ‘militaristic displays of force and weaponry,’ and engaged U. S. citizens ‘as if they were war combatants.’
It will be interesting to say the least for this is the trend in motion – the militaristic police that have taken this to a whole new level. Even the tiny town of Keene, N. H., it wasreported that Mayor Kendall Lane whispered to Councilman Mitch Greenwald during a December city council meeting that they were going to get their own tank,. The town is tiny with a population of just 23,000. They have had only two murders since 1999. The U. S. Department of Homeland Security gave them a $285,933 grant to purchase a Bearcat manufactured by LENCO, an eight-ton armored personnel vehicle.

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on August 29, 2014.

Dear Future American Generations, You Are Screwed

Faith that the future will be better than the present is slipping, as despite President Obama’s demands that Americans not be “cynics,” a new report shows there is a major lack of confidence that the next generation will have it better than the last one. As WSJ reports, most strikingly, only 16% of respondents agree that job and career opportunities will be better for the next generation than for their own – a drop from the 56% who were optimistic about this measure in 1999 and down even from the 40% who agreed in November 2009, well into the recession.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/29/2014.

Why Does the U.S. Support a Country FOUNDED With Terrorism, Which Is the MAIN SOURCE of Islamic Terrorism Today?

America Has Sold Its Soul for Oil A U. S. congressman for 6 years, who is now a talking head on MSNBC (Joe Scarborough) says that – even if the Saudi government backed the 9/11 attacks – Saudi oil is too important to do anything about it:

This is not an isolated incident. It is a microcosm of U. S.-Saudi relations.
By way of background, former MI6 agent Alastair Crooke notes that Saudi Arabia was founded with terrorism:
One dominant strand to the Saudi identity pertains directly to Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (the founder of Wahhabism), and the use to which his radical, exclusionist puritanism was put by Ibn Saud. (The latter was then no more than a minor leader – amongst many – of continually sparring and raiding Bedouin tribes in the baking and desperately poor deserts of the Nejd.)


This post was published at Washingtons Blog on August 29, 2014.

A ‘Ring of Steel’ – The UK Spends $80 Million on a Massive Fence to Protect Politicians Ahead of NATO Summit

Most of us woke up this morning to news that theUK had raised its terror threat level from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe.’ Considering the competence and trustworthiness of the nation’s Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, there must be some specific threat they’re concerned about to justify instilling fear in a population of 65 million. Nope.
Although the new threat level rates the risk of an attack on the UK to ‘highly likely,’ Home Secretary Theresa May stated that ‘there was no evidence to suggest one was imminent.’ Well then.
It makes you wonder if the the change in threat level is being used in part to justify the extraordinary $80 million sum spent on building a fortress around the Newport and Cardiff city centers in Wales, which many are describing as ‘similar to the Berlin Wall,’ or a ‘zoo,’ in an unprecedented display of protection for many of the world’s most corrupt politicians.
The BBC reports that:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Aug 29, 2014.

Rand Paul Slams US Interventionists’ “Unhinged Foreign Policy” For Abetting The Rise Of ISIS

As the murderous, terrorist Islamic State continues to threaten Iraq, the region and potentially the United States, it is vitally important that we examine how this problem arose. Any actions we take today must be informed by what we’ve already done in the past, and how effective our actions have been.
Shooting first and asking questions later has never been a good foreign policy. The past year has been a perfect example.
In September President Obama and many in Washington were eager for a U. S. intervention in Syria to assist the rebel groups fighting President Bashar Assad’s government. Arguing against military strikes, I wrote that “Bashar Assad is clearly not an American ally. But does his ouster encourage stability in the Middle East, or would his ouster actually encourage instability?”
The administration’s goal has been to degrade Assad’s power, forcing him to negotiate with the rebels. But degrading Assad’s military capacity also degrades his ability to fend off the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham. Assad’s government recently bombed the self-proclaimed capital of ISIS in Raqqa, Syria.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/29/2014.

Are James Foley’s Sister and Adam Lanza’s Friend The Same Person?

In August of 2014 we were shown a video of James Foley being beheaded by supposed terrorist group ISIS. As it turns out the video is 100% fake, the MSM knows it and to date has yet to publicize that fact.
James Foley Analysis of the video proves it to be fake. There is no blood. The after shot shows a clean cut by a knife that didn’t break the skin after at least 6 slices.
There is NOTHING gory about this video.

This is what it looks like when someone gets a real cut in their throat.
A hockey player gets his throat sliced. This video WILL make you cringe!

It’s also quite clear that something else is up in the interview of his siblings who are acting quite oddly for someone who saw their brother beheaded the day before. They are in a studio that was cheaply set up and it starts to fall apart during the interview.

Then there is this odd anomaly. His sister looks and sounds exactly like Adam Lanza’s classmate from Sandy Hook. A little makeup on the sides of her nose and poof a new person.


This post was published at Deep Inside The Rabbit Hole on August 25, 2014.

Is James Foley’s Sister and Adam Lanza’s Alleged Friend The Same Person?

In August of 2014 we were shown a video of James Foley being beheaded by supposed terrorist group ISIS. As it turns out the video is 100% fake, the MSM knows it and to date has yet to publicize that fact.
James Foley Analysis of the video proves it to be fake. There is no blood. The after shot shows a clean cut by a knife that didn’t break the skin after at least 6 slices.
There is NOTHING gory about this video.

This is what it looks like when someone gets a real cut in their throat.
A hockey player gets his throat sliced. This video WILL make you cringe!

It’s also quite clear that something else is up in the interview of his siblings who are acting quite oddly for someone who saw their brother beheaded the day before. They are in a studio that was cheaply set up and it starts to fall apart during the interview.

Then there is this odd anomaly. His sister looks and sounds exactly like Adam Lanza’s classmate from Sandy Hook. A little makeup on the sides of her nose and poof a new person.


This post was published at Deep Inside The Rabbit Hole on August 25, 2014.

Is this what General McInerney was talking about last week on Fox News? Henry Kissinger Plugs His New Book on WSJ – The Assembly of a New World Order

Adapted from his book “World Order,” to be published Sept. 9 by the Penguin Press.
Libya is in civil war, fundamentalist armies are building a self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan’s young democracy is on the verge of paralysis. To these troubles are added a resurgence of tensions with Russia and a relationship with China divided between pledges of cooperation and public recrimination. The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis.
The search for world order has long been defined almost exclusively by the concepts of Western societies. In the decades following World War II, the U. S. – strengthened in its economy and national confidence – began to take up the torch of international leadership and added a new dimension. A nation founded explicitly on an idea of free and representative governance, the U. S. identified its own rise with the spread of liberty and democracy and credited these forces with an ability to achieve just and lasting peace. The traditional European approach to order had viewed peoples and states as inherently competitive; to constrain the effects of their clashing ambitions, it relied on a balance of power and a concert of enlightened statesmen. The prevalent American view considered people inherently reasonable and inclined toward peaceful compromise and common sense; the spread of democracy was therefore the overarching goal for international order. Free markets would uplift individuals, enrich societies and substitute economic interdependence for traditional international rivalries.
This effort to establish world order has in many ways come to fruition. A plethora of independent sovereign states govern most of the world’s territory. The spread of democracy and participatory governance has become a shared aspiration if not a universal reality; global communications and financial networks operate in real time.
The years from perhaps 1948 to the turn of the century marked a brief moment in human history when one could speak of an incipient global world order composed of an amalgam of American idealism and traditional European concepts of statehood and balance of power. But vast regions of the world have never shared and only acquiesced in the Western concept of order. These reservations are now becoming explicit, for example, in the Ukraine crisis and the South China Sea. The order established and proclaimed by the West stands at a turning point.

This post was published at Wall Street Journal on Aug. 29, 2014.

White House Scrambles To ‘Clarify’ Obama’s “ISIS Strategy”

“Strategy” or “No Strategy”? Minutes after last night’s admission by the President that “we don’t have a strategy yet,” the White House public relations department went into full damage control mode. Shameless spokesman Josh Earnest used the word “strategy” 33 times in a brief interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and this morning the “clarifications” continue. As NBC reports, ‘The president hasn’t yet laid out a specific plan for military action in Syria,’ White House press secretary Josh Earnest. ‘And the reason for that is simply that the Pentagon is still developing that plan and he is still reviewing it.’ This seems to us like yet another admission that there is ‘no strategy’ akin to being half pregnant.
Seemed pretty clear what he meant?

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/29/2014.

The Regulatory Attack on US Business Is Not the Real Problem

The criminalisation of American business … Corporate settlements in the United States The criminalisation of American business Companies must be punished when they do wrong, but the legal system has become an extortion racket … Who runs the world’s most lucrative shakedown operation? The Sicilian mafia? The People’s Liberation Army in China? The kleptocracy in the Kremlin? If you are a big business, all these are less grasping than America’s regulatory system. The formula is simple: find a large company that may (or may not) have done something wrong; threaten its managers with commercial ruin, preferably with criminal charges; force them to use their shareholders’ money to pay an enormous fine to drop the charges in a secret settlement (so nobody can check the details). Then repeat with another large company. The amounts are mind-boggling. – Economist magazine
Dominant Social Theme: Let these multinationals breathe. Give them air and freedom and keep the lawyers away from them.
Free-Market Analysis: The Economist magazine has decided a major problem with the US economy is that its largest multinational corporations and banks are being held for ransom by avaricious lawyers.

This post was published at The Daily Bell on August 29, 2014.

Has Ukraine Shot Itself In The Foot With Gas Pipeline Deal?

Last week, Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk pushed a bill through the Verkhovna Rada that would see his country’s gas transportation system sold off to a group of international investors. The provisions of the law would permit the transit of natural gas to be blocked. This decision may hurt the fragile industrial recovery in Germany and finish off Ukraine’s potential as a gas transit route to Europe.
Germany, which is the industrial heart of the European Union and a major creditor for its debtor nations, is facing the challenge of the double-edged consequences of its inverted Ostpolitik as it pertains to the trade in natural gas. Even the temporary transit risks ensuing from Kiev’s decision to block the pipeline may cause a business slump.
The Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz offered an unnerving forecast for the German economy. The Columbia University professor, speaking at the conference in the southern German city of Lindau, described economic growth in the Eurozone as ‘sluggish.’ The German economy in particular failed to grow during the second quarter, threatening the EU’s fragile industrial recovery.
In the years to come, coping with Kiev’s attempts to jeopardize the gas-transit system and cut off Europe from its quintessential energy source in the east could become a real headache for Germany’s foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The most vivid example of Ukraine’s self-destructive policy that has the potential to affect European taxpayers is the recent sale of its gas transportation system.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/29/2014.

The Blueprint for World War III

This article is the first of a two part series which details the coming war. This war will not be a simple war of occupation such as what we saw in Iran and presently in Afghanistan. This war will be utterly devastating and has the potential to escalate into a conflict befitting the over-used term, ‘Armageddon’.
Part one of this series will present what boxing fans call, ‘the tale of tape’. The ‘tale of the tape’ entails identifying the combatants, their respective sides as well as the relative strengths of the participants and their military forces.
The Relative Strengths of Each Side
The coming war will largely feature what pundits call the BRIC nations and the USA and her allies. Each side of this coming conflict possesses widely divergent military strengths, weaknesses and strategies.
The US Is Dependent On a Devastating First Strike Attack
The United States and her allies have a decided advantage of quick strike, long range battlefield capabilities because of superior aircraft and carrier strike capabilities. The BRIC nations have an advantage with manpower, rocket propelled weapons and tanks. The USA and her allies cannot win a sustained battlefield campaign because of the attrition factor. The Chinese have demonstrated the ability to negate the United States Navy’s technological advantage through the use of killer satellites. Therefore, the entire US strategy is predicated on a first strike before the Chinese can destroy the majority of the eyes and ears of the US military, namely, its superior satellite capabilities in which the US forces can quickly locate and destroy the enemy with its smart weapons before the enemy knows what hit them.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on August 29, 2014.

UK’s Cameron Goes Full Scaremonger: “We Will Be Fighting ISIS For Decades”

Following his nation’s elevated terror threat level, UK Prime Minister David Cameron went full scaremonger:
“We are in the middle of a generational struggle against a poisonous extremist ideology that I believe we will be fighting for years and probably decades.”
Warning that “ISIS represents a greater threat than anything before,” (even Hitler?) he plans to introduce new laws to “make it easier to take people’s passports away.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/29/2014.

FEDS DENY ‘VEHICLE TO VEHICLE COMMUNICATIONS’ TECH WILL BE USED TO SPY ON DRIVERS

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has denied that planned rule changes which will mandate cars be fitted with ‘vehicle to vehicle communications’ technology will be used to spy on drivers as part of government data collection.
In an advisory, the NHTSA announced its intention to, ‘create a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, FMVSS No. 150, to require vehicle-to-vehicle communication capability for light vehicles.’
Under the proposal, every car would have to broadcast and receive a ‘Basic Safety Message’ using a short range communications system which would ‘process the content of received messages to provide advisories and/or warnings to the driver of the vehicle in which it is installed.’

This post was published at Info Wars by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | AUGUST 29, 2014.

Disarmed: Texas Governor Rick Perry Loses Right To Carry Firearm

The right to bear arms shall not be infringed?
Recently indicted Texas Governor Rick Perry can no longer carry a concealed weapon.
A felony indictment for abuse of power will hit Texas Governor Rick Perry, an avowed gun enthusiast, where it hurts – by curtailing some of his rights to bear firearms.

Under state law, Perry, a staunch supporter of gun rights who said he shot a coyote to death with a pistol while jogging in Austin in 2010, is no longer allowed a license to carry a concealed handgun because of the indictment.

This post was published at shtfplan on August 28th, 2014.

CBO: Obamacare Discourages Work

Remember all those allegations that Obamacare would be an unmitigated disaster for businesses, especially smaller companies? Well, now we have some facts. A week ago we noted that the Philly Fed found that Obamacare was a disaster for business, and now no lessor entity than the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is out with its latest forecasts, concluding “certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act will tend to reduce labor force participation.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/29/2014.

Germany Unemployment Jumps

Merkel is under serious pressure from two fronts. The sanctions against Russia are having a major impact upon the European economy as a whole. This has caused Merkel to bluntly state that the US cannot solve all the problems of the world. Indeed, what she is not saying is that these US policies may be causing more problems than she can handle. Europe is caught between two warring powers, US and Russia, who are still stuck in the old empire way of thinking. Putin sees the power of a nation as its size and I cannot say that the US is that much different. OK, the US does not want to own the world, just occupy it militarily for power. just said ‘The United States is and will remain the one indispensable nation in the world…’. That statement is impossible for no nation can remain on top and that is the same thinking that existed in every empire from Babylon to Britain going into World War I. The US squanders its wealth on military and Putin wrongly thinks he needs territory to gain respect and power. Europe cannot impose economic sanctions on Russia without killing it’s already weak economy and Obama is too dense to understand that.

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on August 29, 2014.

ISIS Sends 2nd Beheading “Message In Blood” Video; Warns Kurds “Huge Mistake Joining Hands With America”

Just hours after hours after another video purporting to show the mass execution of up to 250 Syrian soldiers in the desert, The Independent reports ISIS has released a video apparently showing the beheading of a Kurdish man in Iraq as a warning to Kurds fighting the group in the country. The video, entitled “A Message in Blood” ends with the victim beheaded and the fighters warn others will face the same fate should Kurdish leaders choose to continue an alliance with the US.
Image from the latest beheading clip:

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/29/2014.