West African leaders pledge $1 bln to fight Islamist threat

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OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – West African leaders have pledged $1 billion to combat the spiralling threat of Islamist militancy in the region, the head of the regional ECOWAS bloc said on Saturday. West African leaders and officials stand for a family photo at the ECOWAS extraordinary summit on terrorism in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on September 14,… Read More

Iran dismisses as "pointless" U.S. claims about Aramco attacks – TV

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DUBAI, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Iran dismissed as “pointless” U.S. claims that Tehran was behind drone attacks which hit two of Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil installations on Saturday, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday. “Such useless accusations… are meaningless and not comprehensible and are pointless,” said Abbas Mousavi. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo… Read More

Nuclear War With Russia "Winnable" Said Trump's Incoming National Security Advisor

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Nuclear War With Russia "Winnable" Said Trump's Incoming National Security Advisor Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, Questioning “mutual assured destruction,” Charles Kupperman called nuclear conflict “in large part a physics problem.” <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Incoming National Security Advisor, Charles Kupperman, made the claim Nuclear War With USSR Was Winnable. He made those statements… Read More

Why Is The US Army Buying Mock Kalashnikov Assault Rifles?

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Why Is The US Army Buying Mock Kalashnikov Assault Rifles? America’s military budget is set to increase for a fifth consecutive year. President Trump is now asking for +$700 billion for the 2020 military spending bill, a record-setting number, to fund the national-security state. The money has been used for rapid modernization efforts ahead of a potential… Read More

Will McCabe Bring The FBI Down With Him?

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Will McCabe Bring The FBI Down With Him? Authored by Daniel John Sobieski via The American Thinker blog, The DoJ’s rejection of a last-ditch appeal by the legal team representing fired FBI Director Andrew McCabe and the recommendation by federal prosecutors that charges actually be filed against the documented liar, leaker, and co-conspirator in the attempted coup… Read More

These Are The Safest Cities In The World

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These Are The Safest Cities In The World During a time when crime rates in the US – particularly violent crime – are steadily creeping higher once again after declining for roughly a quarter-century, readers may wonder: What are the safest cities in the world? Well, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that few of… Read More

Mind-Reading AI Could Mean The End Of Humanity

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Mind-Reading AI Could Mean The End Of Humanity Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, Artificial intelligence that can read the human mind may spell out disaster for humanity as we know it. Technologies linking human consciousness to any sort of a cloud computing service could not just open the way for totalitarian mind control, but… Read More

U.S. Poverty Levels Fall To Pre-Recession Low

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U.S. Poverty Levels Fall To Pre-Recession Low The U.S. Census Bureau has published a report into income and poverty levels across the United States, finding that median household income in 2018 was $63,179 while median earnings for all workers was $40,247. Additionally, as Statista’s Niall McCarthy notes, poverty has now fallen for the fourth consecutive year, thanks to the healthy… Read More

American Privilege

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American Privilege Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com, American liberals and progressives talk a bit about white privilege, male privilege, straight privilege etc, but one thing I never hear them talk about is American privilege: the ability their nationality gives them to have a relationship with this world that the rest of us do not… Read More

Just the Facts: September 14, 2019

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For the Week: The S&P500 gained 1.0% (up 20.0% y-t-d), and the Dow rose 1.6% (up 16.7%). The Utilities were unchanged (up 18.8%). The Banks surged 7.8% (up 18.8%), and the Broker/Dealers jumped 5.2% (up 17.0%). The Transports rose 5.0% (up 17.9%). The S&P 400 Midcaps gained 2.7% (up 18.0%), and the small cap Russell… Read More

Netanyahu's Last Minute "Sovereignty Extension" Gambit Unlikely To Succeed

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Netanyahu’s Last Minute “Sovereignty Extension” Gambit Unlikely To Succeed Authored by Baruch Pletner via Tsionizm.com, Netanyahu, feeling the increasing unpopularity of his alliance with the religious parties, dangles the carrot of sovereignty extension only possible in the Trump era… <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Last week, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu informed the Israeli public that… Read More

Wall Street Ignores Cyclical Jobs Growth Downturn As Employment Indicator Hits Great Recession Levels

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Wall Street Ignores Cyclical Jobs Growth Downturn As Employment Indicator Hits Great Recession Levels The Economic Cycle Research Institute’s (ECRI) Lakshman Achuthan recently sat down with CNBC’s Michael Santoli to discuss the jobs growth downturn. Keep in mind, this conversation was held on Wednesday, several days before Friday’s disappointing jobs report. Achuthan told Santoli there’s a “very… Read More

"You're Being Tracked" – Massive 30 State, Real-Time License Plate Database Revealed

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“You’re Being Tracked” – Massive 30 State, Real-Time License Plate Database Revealed Via MassPrivateI blog, Our worst fears about automatic license plate readers (ALPR) are much worse than we could have imagined. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Two months ago, I warned everyone that police in Arizona were using ALPR’s to “grid” entire neighborhoods. But this… Read More

Tom Woods on Hate-Monger Paul Krugman’s Claim that Donald Trump is trying to establish an “authoritarian, white nationalist regime.”

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Tom Woods on Hate-Monger Paul Krugman’s Claim that Donald Trump is trying to establish an “authoritarian, white nationalist regime.” We are supposed to believe that “white supremacy” is on the rise. I’m scanning the headlines, and cannot actually seem to find anyone advocating legal racial subordination, or separate facilities by race, or special benefits available… Read More