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  • U.S. on Verge of ‘Systemic’ Voter Fraud Crisis; Could Turn a ‘Major Election’

    05/12/2017 1:37:52 PM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | DAN RIEHL
    Catherine Engelbrecht, president of True the Vote, talked with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Friday regarding President Trump’s executive order establishing the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which will investigate voter fraud and offer recommendations. Engelbrecht said of voter fraud in America, “We are, in my opinion, on the verge of a systemic crisis for a lot of reasons. The first is, we are not evaluating the people that we are allowing to register to vote. We are not doing any sort of reconciliation for identity, residency, citizenship. … We don’t know that these people are...
  • US has had change of attitude on Syrian crisis solution – foreign minister

    05/08/2017 10:51:00 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    KOM News ^ | 8 May 2017 14:38 CEST | none stated
    Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem on Monday said there had been an apparent change of attitude towards Syria by the US administration following the Russian plan for “de-escalation” zones. “It seems the United States, where (President Donald) Trump has said the Syrian crisis has dragged on too long, might have come to the conclusion that there must be an understanding with Russia on a solution.” Asked about US backing for Kurdish groups fighting Islamic State in northeast Syria, Moualem said that what Syrian Kurds were doing against the jihadist group was “legitimate” at this stage and fell within the framework...
  • America’s Predictable Pension Crisis: The math problem inherent in the system is unavoidable

    02/24/2017 7:12:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/23/2017 | George Will
    <p>Some American disasters come as bolts from the blue — the stock-market crash of October 1929, Pearl Harbor, the designated hitter, 9/11. Others are predictable because they arise from arithmetic that is neither hidden nor arcane. Now comes the tsunami of pension problems that will wash over many cities and states.</p>
  • Is EU Getting Worried About High Debt?

    02/23/2017 2:00:22 PM PST · by davikkm · 1 replies
    IWB ^ | Victor Mozambigue
    Debt is not just an American or Chinese problem. The EU is equally mortified with debt and the problem is not just in Greece. As per the Maastricht Treaty, the countries EU states cannot have debt more than 60% of their GDPs. Currently, the situation is nowhere close to this ideal as 21 countries have passed this limit and 5 have more debt than their GDP. The situation is serious with Greece, where the debt is 177 percent of the GDP. While the world is focusing on Greece’s extreme debt crisis, Italy and Portugal easily miss the spotlight despite having...
  • Fidel Castro Communist Dictator Dead at 90 1926-2016

    11/26/2016 3:30:55 PM PST · by mainestategop · 13 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Bria Ball & Kyle Weissman
    It seems we have something more to be thankful for the day after Thanksgiving! On November 25th, 2016 after ruling over the poor people of Cuba for 57 years, Fidel Castro, AKA El Jaffe, El Commandant and the butcher died and entered eternity Godless and Christless as he lived and reigned. Born in the hamlet of Biran in 1926 to a hardworking Spanish farmer Angel Castro y Argiz, Castro was the illegitimate offspring by Angel and a cook, Lina Ruz Gonzales. Angel served as a soldier in the Spanish American war in Cuba and at wars end returned where he...
  • A Winnable War. The argument against the orthodox history of Vietnam. [Book review]

    01/06/2007 8:21:30 AM PST · by aculeus · 32 replies · 2,486+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | January 15, 2007 | by Mackubin Thomas Owens
    Triumph Forsaken The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 by Mark Moyar Cambridge, 542 pp., $32 In the late summer of 1963, President John Kennedy dispatched two observers to South Vietnam. Their mission was to provide the president an assessment of the regime of Ngo Dinh Diem, the president of the Republic of Vietnam. The first, Major General Victor Krulak, USMC, the special assistant for counterinsurgency for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited some ten locations in all four Corps areas of Vietnam. Based on extensive interviews with U.S. advisers to the South Vietnamese army, Krulak concluded that the war was going well....
  • The terrifying signs of a looming housing crisis

    09/21/2016 7:36:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    The number of New Yorkers applying for emergency grants to stay in their homes is skyrocketing — as the number of people staying in homeless shelters reached an all-time high last weekend, records show. There were 82,306 applications for one-time emergency grants to prevent evictions in fiscal 2016, up 26 percent from 65,138 requests the previous year, according to the Mayor’s Management Report. The city’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Without the aid — which comes from city funds and was approved in roughly two-thirds of the cases — even more families would likely have entered...
  • (vanity)Is This Possible????

    09/18/2016 7:06:01 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 55 replies
    b. | n/a
    FROM AN EMAIL RECEIVED TONIGHT: A very interesting speculation and frightening theory about the upcoming election and the next four years of U.S. government. At first I thought it a bit farfetched. But as I thought about it, maybe it could happen! The theory as explained: "I believe that Hillary Clinton will win the election in November," . "Then, sometime between November and January, Hillary will be indicted. The IRS is now investigating the Clinton Foundation and the whole e-mail thing isn't over yet." "Once under indictment she won't be able to assume the Office of the President in January....
  • More than 40 per cent of Japan's adult singles are virgins, says study

    09/17/2016 3:21:38 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 92 replies
    Telegraph News (U.K.) ^ | September 17, 2016 | Telegraph Foreigh Staff
    Miss Japan (Miss World Pageant i2016 in Tokyo) More than forty per cent of young singletons in Japan are virgins, according to a new study that highlights concerns about the country's demographic challenges. Japan already suffers from the world's oldest population and a shrinking birthrate, with the government struggling to incentivise marriage and parenthood. Now a survey of unmarried people aged 18 to 34 found that around 42 per cent of men and 44.2 per cent of single women had never had sex. The study is carried out by Japan's National Institute of Population and Social Security every five...
  • NHS crisis plan to cancel operations and appointments as winter draws in

    08/22/2016 7:15:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/22/16 | Laura Donnelly and Henry Bodkin
    Hospitals are to cancel thousands of operations and appointments in a desperate bid to stop the NHS "buckling" this winter, under Government plans. Health officials are drawing up contingency measures to attempt to safeguard emergency care by diverting senior doctors from operating theatres into wards and Accident & Emergency departments as winter sets in. The national plan, detailed in evidence to the Commons health select committee, comes amid concern that the NHS is already in the grip of the worst bed-blocking crisis on record. Last night, Britain’s most senior A&E doctor said hospitals were under such strain that a bad...
  • Financial Emergency Over: Elected Government Returns to Pontiac

    08/18/2016 7:12:17 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/16/2016 | Derek Draplin
    In March, after years of emergency management, the city of Pontiac got its finances in order, and management was returned from a state-appointed emergency manager to the elected mayor and city council. Total spending by the city was cut from $55.2 million in 2008 to $28.2 million in 2015, according to the city’s historical finance information. Over an eight-year period, Pontiac’s annual general government expenditures were reduced from $6.2 million to $3.1 million. Spending dubbed “unclassified expenditures” was slashed from $1.3 million in 2008 down to zero, while “other functions” were cut from $13.2 million down to $2.3 million. Public...
  • Soros Hack Reveals Plot Behind Europe's Refugee Crisis; Cash For "Social Justice"

    08/16/2016 8:37:51 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge.com ^ | 8/16/2016 | Tyler Durden
    In the two days since the Soros Open Society Foundation hack by the DCLeaks collective, several notable revelations have emerged among the data dump of over 2,500 documents exposing the internal strategy of the organization, which expose some of Soros' tactics to influence and benefit from Europe's refugee crisis, the opportunistic funding and influence of media organizations, providing cash for assorted "pro-democracy" groups including the infamous La Raza, Soros' funding of various "social justice" organizations while paying to track unfavorable media coverage including that of Pamela Geller. One particular leaked memo, profiled earlier by the Daily Caller, argues that Europe’s...
  • Catholics rally at French shrine under shadow of terror

    08/15/2016 7:38:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/8/16 | Anne Lechvien
    Thousands of Catholic pilgrims thronged to the French shrine of Lourdes on Monday for Assumption celebrations held under tight security after the murder of a priest, the latest victim in a series of jihadist attacks. The gathering at the sanctuary in the foothills of the Pyrenees is the first major Catholic event in France since priest Jacques Hamel was killed by two jihadists who stormed his church during mass on July 26 and slit his throat. Groups from across Europe, the Middle East and Asia traveled to Lourdes for the occasion, one of the biggest in the Christian calendar. "We've...
  • We should nationalise German banks' Warning Deutsche Bank teetering on edge of CRISIS

    08/09/2016 7:06:46 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 17 replies
    UK Express ^ | 08/09/2016 | SIMON OSBORNE
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/698305/Deutsche-Bank-financial-crisis-EU-Angela-Merkel 'We should nationalise German banks' Warning Deutsche Bank teetering on edge of CRISIS A TOP economist has warned that Germany's biggest bank is teetering on the edge of crisis and they only way to protect it against future shocks is to nationalise it. By SIMON OSBORNE 20:03, Tue, Aug 9, 2016 | UPDATED: 21:00, Tue, Aug 9, 2016 Germany central bank, the Deutsche Bank, would be hit hard in a new financial crisis Martin Hellwig said stress tests carried out by the European Central Bank revealed the Deutsche Bank would be left in a precarious position in the event of...
  • Evolutionary Crisis and the Third Way

    08/03/2016 10:47:03 AM PDT · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Aug. 2016 | Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Evolutionary Crisis and the Third Way by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. * Evidence for Creation Modern evolutionary theory has never been without its problems and controversies—even among secular scientists. Famed evolutionist Douglas Futuyma recently stated: Ever since the Evolutionary Synthesis of the 1930s and 1940s, some biologists have expressed doubt that the Synthetic Theory [the prevailing modern version of evolution, also called neo-Darwinism], based principally on mutation, genetic variation, and natural selection, adequately accounts for macroevolution, or evolution above the species level.1 In fact, two of the most prominent and vocal skeptics were actually the leading neo-Darwinist evolutionists of their...
  • Countrywide Mortgage Devastation Lingers as Ex-Chief Moves On

    06/25/2016 12:17:28 PM PDT · by Reverend Wright · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 24, 2016 | Gretchen Mogensen
    Angelo Mozilo can finally get on with his life. This month the Justice Department told Mr. Mozilo, the former chief executive of Countrywide Financial, once the nation’s largest subprime mortgage lender, that he was no longer under investigation in connection with civil mortgage fraud. The government’s criminal inquiry into Mr. Mozilo’s role in the financial crisis was dropped previously, so he is now in the clear. At least that’s the view from Washington. On Main Street, where the pain of Countrywide’s reckless lending and abusive foreclosure practices still throbs, it’s safe to say that Mr. Mozilo is still identified as...
  • American Medical Association Calls Gun Violence a Public Health Crisis

    06/14/2016 1:49:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | June 14, 2016 | Kimberly Leonard
    The organization is making lobbying for gun control a top priority. The AMA, the country's largest doctor group, also vowed to lobby Congress to overturn a decades-old ban on gun violence research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "With approximately 30,000 men, women and children dying each year at the barrel of a gun in elementary schools, movie theaters, workplaces, houses of worship and on live television, the United States faces a public health crisis of gun violence," AMA president Dr. Steven Stack said in a statement. "Even as America faces a crisis unrivaled in any other developed...
  • We want food!: Venezuelans cry at protest near presidency

    06/03/2016 10:20:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    DNA India ^ | June 3, 2016 | Reuters
    Venezuela's economic chaos, critics say is the consequence of failed socialist policies for the last 17 years, especially price and currency controls. Venezuelan security forces fired teargas at protesters chanting "We want food!" near Caracas' presidential palace on Thursday, the latest street violence in the crisis-hit OPEC nation. Hundreds of angry Venezuelans heading towards Miraflores palace in downtown Caracas were met by National Guard troops and police who blocked a major road. President Nicolas Maduro, under intense pressure over a worsening economic crisis in the South American nation of 30 million, had been scheduled to address a rally of indigenous...
  • Venezuela is running out .. everything. Food, medicine, electricity, toilet paper, condoms

    05/31/2016 4:10:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2016 | Osmary Hernandez
    Venezuela is running out of just about everything. Food, medicine, electricity, toilet paper, condoms -- you name it. ( Full title ). And over the weekend at least two large international airlines -- Lufthansa and LATAM -- said they will suspend service to Venezuela in the coming months due to the economic crisis. The widespread scarcities and fleeing businesses reflect a country in crisis. "There's a shortage of everything at some level," says Ricardo Cusanno, vice president of Venezuela's Chamber of Commerce. Cusanno says 85% of companies in Venezuela have halted production to some extent. Venezuela's economy is spiraling into...
  • 'We want food!': Venezuela crisis deepens

    05/18/2016 10:55:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 105 replies
    www.globalpost.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Staff
    It was around noon when a food truck rolled up to a Venezuelan state-subsidized supermarket in the town of Guarenas just east of the capital. But, to the fury of the long line of people waiting out front, the cargo wasn't unloaded. Instead soldiers took it away. "We want food!" the crowd roared in protest, to no avail. Some tried to run after the truck. Under the state of emergency imposed by President Nicolas Maduro, the military, along with government-organized civilian committees, ensures that food packets are delivered door-to-door in order to -- as officials say -- cut out black...