ROSWELL EXPERT CLAIMS TO HAVE SEEN ‘TOP SECRET’ DOCUMENTS PROVING CRASH

Heather Wade, who is often called a ‘conspiracy theorist’ insists she has gotten her hands on an ‘ultra top secret’ report confirming the fabled alien encounter in the desert of New Mexico, was real.
Wade hosts a late night online radio show focusing on the paranormal and has earned the title ‘conspiracy theorist’ for refusing to accept the government’s claims about the Roswell incident. The Sun reported that Wade claims the documents contain information such as how four decomposing alien bodies were found two miles from the crash site a week later.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on JUNE 18, 2017.

Frontrunning: June 16

Russia may have killed ISIS leader Baghdadi (Reuters) About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan (AP) Insurers Look to Ramp Up Premiums in Health Law Exchanges (WSJ) U. N. envoy urges North Korea to explain why freed U. S. man is in coma (Reuters) Wal-Mart Offers a Refuge for Sellers Tired of Amazon (BBG) Trump to limit Cuba travel, restrict business deals with military: U. S. officials (Reuters) Private-Equity Firms Stand to Benefit From Court’s Curb on SEC (WSJ) The $31 Billion Hole in GE’s Balance Sheet That Keeps Growing (BBG) Facebook Boosts A. I. to Block Terrorist Propaganda (WSJ) Whole Foods CEO Calls Activist Investor ‘Greedy Bastards’ (BBG) Kroger Rattles Nerves in Grocery Section (WSJ) U. S. Exports to Mexico Fall as Uncertainty Over Nafta Lingers (WSJ) Funds pull back from Permian as U. S. shale oil firms go into overdrive (Reuters) The World’s Richest Nation Has Rarely Looked Weaker (BBG) 30 confirmed dead in London high-rise fire (AP) Big Oil Firms Are Exploring a New Frontier in Shale: Profits (WSJ) Facing criticism, British PM to visit London fire victims (Reuters) Pimco’s New Bond King Is Nothing Like Bill Gross (WSJ) U. S. accuses Chinese company of money-laundering for North Korea (Reuters) Overnight Media Digest
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– Nestl SA put its U. S. confectionery business up for sale, looking to shed its Butterfinger and Crunch candy bars as it grapples with how to cater to U. S. consumers’ increasing demand for healthy snacks. on.wsj.com/2rC2Cpy
– Pressure on U. S. grocers increased after a lower earnings forecast from Kroger Co sent shares in the nation’s biggest supermarket chain down 19 percent. on.wsj.com/2rCl7dt

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 16, 2017.

“I Was The Victim”: Hillary Blames DNC, NYT, “1,000 Russian Agents,” Comey And WikiLeaks For Loss

Earlier today Hillary Clinton offered up what some have described as one of the most delusional interviews of all time at Recode’s CodeCon conference, in which she blamed everything and everyone, including but certainly not limited to: FBI Director Comey, “1,000s of Russian agents”, right-wing media outlets, Russia, sexism, WikiLeaks, Russia, a funding deficit at the DNC, the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United, the New York Times (yes, the NYT) …oh, and Russia, for her 2016 election loss. And while she certainly “takes responsibility” for every decision she made, Hillary desperately wants you to understand that’s not why she lost…because, you know, Russia.
“I take responsibility for every decision I made, but that’s not why I lost.” Of course, in all of her rambling, Hillary never offered up a viable conclusion on why “Russian hackers” were only able to sway voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania but not in places like Virginia, Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado, states where anti-Russian tinfoil must be impervious.
The following tweet pretty much sums up the interview.
So Trump, who the left thinks is a moron, according to Hillary organized Macedonian websites, Russian agents, algorithms, & cyber hackings
— GreekFire23 (@GreekFire23) May 31, 2017

This post was published at Zero Hedge on May 31, 2017.

In Memoriam, 2017

On Memorial Day, America remembers and honors those who died while serving in the military. It is altogether fitting and proper to ask: for what did they die? Do the rationales offered by the military and government officials who decide when and how the US will go to war, and embraced by the public, particularly those who lose loved ones, stand up to scrutiny and analysis? Some will recoil, claiming it inappropriate on a day devoted to honoring the dead. However, it is because war is a matter of life and death, for members of the military and, inevitably, civilians, that its putative justifications be subject to the strictest tests of truth and the most probing of analyses.
Millions have marched off to war believing they were defending the US, which implies the US was under attack. Yet, setting aside for a moment Pearl Harbor and 9/11, US territory hasn’t been invaded by a foreign power since the Mexican-American War (arguably – Mexico claimed the territory it ‘invaded’ was part of Mexico), or, if the Confederacy is considered a foreign power, the Civil War. That war ended a century-and-a-half ago, yet every US military involvement since has been justified as a defense of the US. That has gradually attenuated, in a little noted slide, to a defense of US ‘interests,’ which is something far different.
Only one of those involvements could, arguably, have been said to have forestalled not an invasion, but a possible threat of invasion: World War II. Watching newsreel graphics of Germany’s drives across Europe, Northern Africa, and the USSR, and Japan’s across Asia and the Pacific, it was perhaps understandable that Americans believed the Axis powers would eventually come for them, especially after Pearl Harbor. However, that was a one-off attack by the Japanese to disable the US’s Pacific Fleet. To launch an invasion of the US, Japan, a smaller, less populated nation whose economy depended on imports of vital raw materials, including oil, would have had to cross the Pacific and fight the US, and undoubtedly Canada, on their home territories. The Pearl Harbor attack, provoking America’s entry into the war, proved a strategic blunder for the Japanese. An invasion would have been ludicrous. Similarly, Germany, up to its eyeballs in a two-front war, couldn’t conquer Russian winters or Great Britain across the English Channel. How was it supposed to either cross the Atlantic, or the USSR and hostile guerrillas, then the Pacific, and attack the US? That, too, would have been ludicrous.

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

Does America Need A Northern Border Wall?

Keeping track of people legally entering and leaving the United States is a formidable task. Nevertheless, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released figures on people who overstay their visas and other legal forms of admissions. Total overstays for 2016 stood at close to 740,000 people, of which up to 630,000 were suspected to still be in the country.
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As Statista’s Dyfed Loesche notes, Canadians and Mexicans are the biggest groups of people with non-immigrant admissions to the United States that overstayed their lawfully authorized time period. However, the DHS only counts in arrivals and departures by sea and air as stated in its report.
Unlike all other countries, the overwhelming majority of visitors from Canada or Mexico enter the United States by land. “The collection of departure information in the land environment is more difficult than in the air and sea”, the DHS writes. While many Canadians or Mexicans could fly in ore arrive by boat they might leave the U. S. across the land border.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on May 28, 2017.

Which Foreign Citizens Overstay Their Visas Most Often?

Keeping track of people legally entering and leaving the United States is a formidable task. Nevertheless, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released figures on people who overstay their visas and other legal forms of admissions. Total overstays for 2016 stood at close to 740,000 people, of which up to 630,000 were suspected to still be in the country.
Canadians and Mexicans are the biggest groups of people with non-immigrant admissions to the United States that overstayed their lawfully authorized time period. However, the DHS only counts in arrivals and departures by sea and air as stated in its report.
Unlike all other countries, the overwhelming majority of visitors from Canada or Mexico enter the United States by land. ‘The collection of departure information in the land environment is more difficult than in the air and sea’, the DHS writes. While many Canadians or Mexicans could fly in ore arrive by boat they might leave the U. S. across the land border.

This post was published at The Burning Platform on May 27, 2017.

Is This WalMart ‘Free-For-All’ A Taste Of Things To Come?

by Stefan Stanford via AllNewsPipeline.com,
In the new story over at Survival Dan called ‘During The Collapse: Where To Go And What Places To Avoid’, he reports that when IT hits the fan, America’s ‘population hubs’ will likely explode with violence, looting and the total breakdown of law and order as resources become next to impossible to get and the masses suddenly realize the government isn’t coming to save them.
Whether that be via total collapse, WW3 coming home to roost upon US soil or a ‘grid event’ that leaves tens to hundreds of millions either without power or access to the money in their bank accounts, the video directly below from a WalMart in Mexico gives us a very small taste of what that world without law and order can quickly devolve into.
Showing what happens when suddenly ‘lawless people’ realize that there aren’t enough security guards in a Wal Mart store to stop them, we witness the kind of all-out ‘free for all’ that we’ll likely see in a collapse event, though the smart people would be carrying out food, toilet paper and other necessities instead of flat screen TV’s. And in an all-out SHTF event, we’d expect that the people will likely be fighting with each other for the few remaining resources as they are now in Venezuela where children are literally starving to death.
Following Alt Market’s Brandon Smith warning that ‘a full spectrum crisis is about to take place’ a Wal Mart in Mexico gives us a small glimpse of what might happen here once it all comes crashing down amid more signs that what we’re witnessing in Venezuela may be coming to America.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on May 7, 2017.

Will ‘Trumponomics’ Bankrupt America?

21st Century Wire says…
F. William Engdahl is a strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics.
Engdahl was a guest alongside Adam Garrie of The Duran on a power packed edition of The Sunday Wire with Patrick Henningsen entitled ‘War And Peace’. If you didn’t get the chance to catch it, you can find that podcast here.
F. William Engdahl
GlobalResearch

The campaign promises were grandiose just like the candidate. Donald Trump wooed millions of American voters with his pledge to ‘make America great again.’ He promised a $1 trillion infrastructure plan to revitalize the de facto depressed national economy. He promised to bring jobs back from China, Mexico and elsewhere by renegotiating major trade deals or scotching them entirely as with the Trans-Pacific Partnership of the Obama era, a scheme which Trump rightly said would take even more American jobs. After 100 days in office what are the prospects that his economic program will bring positive changes to Americans?
Dismal to put it mildly. Of course that should come as no shock to anyone taking a closer look at who is Trump, or more correctly his transition team brought in to run White House economic policy.
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This post was published at 21st Century Wire on MAY 4, 2017.

Trump: US “Needs A Good Shutdown In September To Fix This Mess”

With Congress poised this week to approve a deal to fund the government through September, the first major bipartisan legislation of Trump’s presidency, after lengthy negotiations (which have appeared to signal numerous ‘folds’ by President Trump), apparently frustrated by the lack of tryannical powers that a simple majority grants him, President Trump has lashed out this morning at disagreeable Democrats, and in particular Senate Democrats.
But Trump has a solution.
As a reminder, the proposed government funding deal does not include funding for Trump’s proposed wall along the U. S.-Mexico border or include language stripping federal money from so-called sanctuary cities, both of which the White House demanded at the outset of negotiations. In fact, as we reported yesterday, the bill has been seen widely as a victory for Democrats, something which has been panned by the conservative press. While the White House also backed off a threat to withhold ObamaCare subsidy payments to insurance companies, Trump did secure increased military spending in the 2017 budget deal.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on May 2, 2017.

Who Will Really Pay? Mexico Plans Retaliation Over Trump’s Border Wall But Ted Cruz Has A Cunning Plan

As President Trump appears to fold on his funding request for a border wall, though tweet-xclaiming “it will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc.,” a top Mexican official on Tuesday said that Mexico may consider charging a fee for Americans entering the country in what could be seen as a retaliation to President Trump’s posturing.
Trump has asked congress to include a down payment on the wall in the spending bill but because of scrutiny from both sides, the President announced Monday that he’d be willing to wait until September to revisit the issue of funding; however, his stance on Mexico’s role in paying for the wall hasn’t changed. And as Fox News reports, Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray, in a meeting with Mexico’s top legislators, called Trump’s plan an “unfriendly, hostile” act, and called on his colleagues to consider the entry fee.
“We could explore – not necessarily a visa, that could impede a lot of people from coming to Mexico – but we could perhaps (have) a fee associated with entry,’ Videgaray said. ‘This is something that I’m sure will be part of our discussion, and I believe we can find points of agreement.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Apr 26, 2017.

As North Korea Speeds Its Nuclear Program, U.S. Fears Time Will Run Out

Behind the Trump administration’s sudden urgency in dealing with the North Korean nuclear crisis lies a stark calculus: a growing body of expert studies and classified intelligence reports that conclude the country is capable of producing a nuclear bomb every six or seven weeks.
That acceleration in pace – impossible to verify until experts get beyond the limited access to North Korean facilities that ended years ago – explains why President Trump and his aides fear they are running out of time. For years, American presidents decided that each incremental improvement in the North’s program – another nuclear test, a new variant of a missile – was worrisome, but not worth a confrontation that could spill into open conflict.
Now those step-by-step advances have resulted in North Korean warheads that in a few years could reach Seattle. ‘They’ve learned a lot,’ said Siegfried S. Hecker, a Stanford professor who directed the Los Alamos weapons laboratory in New Mexico, the birthplace of the atomic bomb, from 1986 to 1997, and whom the North Koreans have let into their facilities seven times.
North Korea is now threatening another nuclear test, which would be its sixth in 11 years. The last three tests – the most recent was in September – generated Hiroshima-size explosions. It is unclear how Mr. Trump would react to a test, but he told representatives of the United Nations Security Council at the White House on Monday that they should be prepared to pass far more restrictive sanctions, which American officials say should include cutting off energy supplies.

This post was published at NY Times

Frontrunning: April 26

Futures flat as Trump tax plan awaited (Reuters) Trump’s 15% Tax Plan May Just Be His Opening Gambit (BBG) Budget Director, After Health-Law Missteps, Preps for Spending Battle (WSJ) 100 Days: Trump’s victories dimmed by misfires (Reuters) White House Intervened to Toughen Letter on Iran Nuclear Deal (WSJ) Trump Changing Tactics on Tax After Health-Care Failure (BBG) Is Justin Trudeau the Anti-Trump? (BBG) Oil prices slip on bulging U. S. crude stockpiles, ample supplies (Reuters) Congress moves closer to avert shutdown (Reuters) Hungarian opposition struggles to build on anti-Orban sentiment (Reuters) FCC Chief Poised to Roil Capital With Net Neutrality Rollback (BBG) Currency Moves Suggest U. K. Data Seen Before Release (WSJ) America’s Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Replaced by Robots (BBG) China’s biggest property markets still hot, prices may rebound if curbs lifted (People’s Daily) French intelligence says Assad forces carried out sarin attack (Reuters) America’s $1.2 Billion Mexico Milk Trade Is Now at Risk (BBG) Express Scripts Faces a Future Without Its Biggest Customer (WSJ) Europe’s Car Makers See Light at the End of the Tunnel (WSJ) South Korea court says Uber violated transport law, latest setback for U. S. firm (Reuters) Tesla Restores Auto-Brakes Amid Consumer Reports Downgrade (BBG) Turkey says detains 1,000 ‘secret imams’ in police purge (Reuters) China seeks to cement globalization credentials at Silk Road summit (Reuters) Climate Evangelists Are Taking Over Your Local Weather Forecast (BBG) Syrian refugees must buy travel papers – from Assad (Reuters) EU Ankara negotiator calls for suspension of Turkey accession talks (Reuters) Overnight Media Digest
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– An African-American on-air host for Fox News has joined a group of current and former employees suing the cable channel and some of its senior executives for alleged racial discrimination.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Apr 26, 2017.

The Covert Plan Is Working In Conjuction With The Collapse Of The Economy – Episode 1263b

The following video was published by X22Report on Apr 25, 2017
Flynn allegedly took money from Russia for a speech and never reported it. Sessions says if we go after wikileaks we should also go after the corporate media that deals in leaks. WSJ is now saying the Russia is cyber attacking the French elections and targeting Macron. Maduro says the US intelligence agencies have now given the green light for regime change. North Korea propaganda continues, Trump calls meeting with congress. China shows off its newest aircraft carrier. The deep state readies to separate Syria into two. Huge drill happening in DC which coincides with the drill in NY and NJ. Radioactive material goes missing in Mexico. This is the second time this happened within a year or so.

Border Wall Showdown: Team Trump Threatens Government Shut Down Over ‘Beautiful’ Wall

President Trump and Congress have until this Saturday to strike a budget deal or face a government shut down. Not surprisingly, Trump decided to kick off what will undoubtedly be a week of tense negotiations with some opening shots across the bow via Twitter:
ObamaCare is in serious trouble. The Dems need big money to keep it going – otherwise it dies far sooner than anyone would have thought.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2017

Throughout his campaign Trump touted several policies which would require massive increases in government spending including his infrastructure plan, new military funding and the border wall. That said, at least in this round of Congressional bickering, it looks like the border wall will be key issue which could leave 1,000s of federal government employees with a little extra paid vacation time in 2017.
As negotiations continue, the White House says it has offered to include $7 billion in Obamacare subsidies that allow low-income people to pay for health insurance in exchange for Democratic backing for $1.5 billion in funding to start construction of the U. S.-Mexico border wall. Congressional negotiators have also offered to cut back Trump’s proposed $30 billion increase in defense spending

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Apr 24, 2017.

Mulvaney: “Deal To Avoid Government Shutdown Could Come Today” But Won’t Due To Border Wall

Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed border wall.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2017

With president Trump optimistic, but already laying plans for a possible government shutdown – which incidentally would take place on the symbolic 100th day of Trump’s administration, incentivizing Democrats to be especially confrontational – White House budget director Mick Mulvaney tried to talk down concerns of an imminent government closure, and said talks between Republicans and Democrats in Congress could reach an agreement to avoid a government shutdown as early as Sunday.
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“The negotiations are ongoing and there’s no reason we can’t have an agreement there as early as today,” Mulvaney said in an interview on Fox News Sunday.
Well, there is a reason, and a pretty big one at that: Mulvaney conceded that negotiations continue to be stuck on Trump’s demand that Congress include $1.5 billion to begin a building a wall along the U. S.-Mexico border, an item Democrats view as a deal breaker. Trump has repeatedly said he wanted a wall to stem the flow of illegal immigrants.
In two tweets on Sunday, Trump touch on this particularly sensitive topic, saying that “the Democrats don’t want money from budget going to border wall despite the fact that it will stop drugs and very bad MS 13 gang members” and added that “Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed border wall.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Apr 23, 2017.

Some Americans May Get Stranded On The ‘Mexican Side’ Of Trump’s ‘Beautiful’ Border Wall

While happy campaign rhetoric made it sound like building a 2,000 foot wall along the U. S. southern border would be a walk in the park, in reality, much like repealing and replacing Obamacare and/or passing meaningful tax reform, various regulatory and other hurdles could tie up the project for years.
One such issue that threatens the viability of Trump’s ‘beautiful’ border wall stems from the fact that most of the southern border of Texas is owned by private individuals which means the U. S. government will have to take 100s landowners to court to exert its power of eminent domain. Moreover, as NBC points out, some folks live so close to the Rio Grand River that they may end up on the ‘Mexican side’ of the wall. Of course, these landowner fights could provide all the leverage needed for liberal lawyers to hold up the border wall construction forever, or at least until Trump gets voted out of office.
When the U. S. government built the fence, it had to take hundreds of landowners to court to use its power of eminent domain. That’s because unlike in other southern border states, most Texas border land is privately owned, and tough terrain and water use agreements with Mexico meant some fence was built a mile or more north of the river.
With court fights also expected over Trump’s wall, the Texas Civil Rights Project has begun signing up landowners and identifying people who might be affected.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Apr 17, 2017.

How Trump Will Make the Trade Deficit Worse

Donald Trump campaigned on the economic issues of international trade, immigration, and jobs. He condemned international trade, immigrants, and the economic policies of countries such China and Mexico. As such, he should be made an honorary member of the mid-19th century ‘Know Nothing’ political party.
This week he took aim at the trade deficit by issuing two executive orders allegedly to make international trade fairer and more beneficial for Americans. One order calls for a report on trade practices that contribute to the trade deficit. The second order seeks to establish better collection practices for anti-dumping fines and countervailing duties.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross attempted to downplay the significance of the executive orders and said that there are likely multiple reasons for the trade deficit. However, this position reveals a general economic ignorance regarding international trade. There is one and only one reason to worry about the trade deficit. This problem does not require any studies or reports to understand.
Austrian economists have regularly reminded us that the trade deficit does not matter. National borders are artificial contrivances that naturally create trade deficits in some countries and trade surpluses in other countries. I run continuous trade deficits with the supermarket where I shop. No big deal.

This post was published at Ludwig von Mises Institute on April 13, 2017.

Trump’s Border Wall May Force Government Shutdown

With attention finally shifting to next major – and potentially damaging – catalyst for the Trump administration and the governing Republicans, namely the all too real threat of a government shutdown on April 28, which falls on Day 100 of the Trump presidency, the most immediate casualty of the mounting financial considerations may be Trump’s marquee project, the “Great Big Wall” with Mexico. Specifically, Trump’s demand for $1.5 billion this year to fund the initial phase of wall construction along the Mexican border could be in jeopardy as fellow Republicans in Congress are delaying a decision on the request, according to Reuters; previously the news wire reported that the wall could end up costing as much as $21.6 billion, far more than the $12 billion Trump cited.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Senator Roy Blunt (R-Missouri), a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, confirmed that he had received the $1 billion request for supplemental funding that would build an estimated 62 miles of the border wall, according to The Hill. It also includes a $2.8 billion request for border infrastructure and technology for next year as well.
Blunt, a member of the GOP leadership, told reporters on Tuesday that money for the wall likely would not be coupled with a spending bill that must pass by April 28 to avoid shutting down federal agencies whose funding expires then. Blunt also said he was not willing to commit to the supplemental funding request. “All of the committees, House and Senate leaderships, are working together to try to finalize the rest of the FY17 bill,” he added. My guess is that “comes together better” without Trump’s additional request for the border wall and military programs and could be considered “at a later time.”

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