Trump Aides "Scrambled" After He Raised Leaving NATO Altogether "Several Times"

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President Trump has privately told senior administration officials that he wants to withdraw from NATO altogether, finds an explosive New York Times report:  Senior administration officials told The New York Times that several times over the course of 2018, Mr. Trump privately said he wanted to withdraw from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Current and former officials… Read More

It's A Gas… Germany Outraged By US Colonial Arrogance

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Authored by Finian Cunningham via The Strategic Culture Foundation, This time the outspoken US ambassador in Berlin may have gone too far to be ignored. The German government has denounced as a “provocation” letters that the American envoy sent to companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 project warning them of possible US sanctions. The German government reportedly told… Read More

Greece Fined €200MM Over Chinese Tax Fraud Network

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While president Trump is cracking down on Chinese technology theft “transfer” in the US, with Canada somehow caught in the middle of the ongoing crossfire (as random Canadians are now getting arrested on the mainland in retaliation for Trump’s aggressive practices), it has emerged that China’s Belt and Road initiative may be nothing more than… Read More

Re-Colonisation

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Authored by Therry Meyssan via Voltaire Network, One of the consequences of the successive ends of the bipolar and unipolar world is the re-establishment of colonial projects. One after the other, the French, Turkish and English have publicly declared the return of their colonial ambitions. We still need to know what form they will adopt… Read More

"Bolsonaro Is Hitler!" Exclaims Venezuela's Maduro In Escalating Spat With Brazil

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When in doubt, desperately reach for the Reductio ad Hitlerum argument. Venezuela’s self-styled socialist “liberator” President Nicolas Maduro has dubbed Brazil’s newly elected right-wing leader Jair Bolsonaro “a Hitler of the modern era.” Speaking in front of members of Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly on Monday, Maduro decried that Brazil was “in the hands of a fascist.” And in a sign he’s… Read More

Watch YouTube Star's Million-Dollar McLaren Explode And Melt Down

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YouTube star Alejandro Salmondrin was devastated after his 789 horsepower McLaren Sienna caught fire after just 11 days of ownership and 400 miles under its belt.  A former Hollywood filmmaker turned supercar blogger and entrepreneur, Salmondrin has a giant social media footprint with over 1.5 million YouTube subscribers and over a million on Instagram.  While driving… Read More

Truth, Treason, & The National-Security State

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Authored by Jacob Hornberger via The Future of Freedom Foundation, Inadvertently released federal documents reveal that U.S. officials have apparently secured a secret indictment against Julian Assange, the head of WikiLeaks who released secret information about the internal workings of the U.S. national-security establishment. In any nation whose government is founded on the concept of… Read More

China's Undergound "Great Wall" Missile Defense System Can Block Hypersonic Attacks

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China has created a vast underground defense complex capable of intercepting hypersonic missiles which can defeat conventional missile defenses, according to a scientist who has worked on the system and received China’s highest science and technology award last week.  Speaking with The Global Times, Qian Qihu, 82, said that China’s “Underground Steel Great Wall” could “guarantee… Read More

Yuan Extends Slide After Massive PBOC Liquidity Injection

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Having risen almost non-stop since the start of the year – despite dismal economic data, a still-tightening Fed, and an increasingly ‘easing’ PBOC – the last two days have seen offshore yuan start to fade. Following stimulus headlines overnight (“but not a flood of liquidity” according to the PBOC), US Sen. Grassley admitted today that… Read More

Yet Another Fed Study Concludes Phillip's Curve Is Nonsense

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Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, Proponents of the Phillips Curve keep looking for ways in which it works. Yet, another study concludes it doesn’t. The Phillips Curve, an economic model developed by A. W. Phillips purports that inflation and unemployment have a stable and inverse relationship. This has been a fundamental guiding economic theory used… Read More

USAF Stealth Jet Caught On Camera Performing "Restricted" Combat Maneuvers 

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Following the USAF Air Combat announcement on Dec. 4, that the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team will perform aerobatic shows in 2019 for the general public in the Lockheed F-35A Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter, demo Capt. Andrew Olson was recently spotted in the stealth jet performing never before seen combat maneuvers during a quick flyover at Luke Air Force Base near Phoenix, Arizona. A series… Read More

May’s deal fails, hard Brexit odds rise – The Wall Street Journal

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Parliament overwhelmingly rejected a proposed Brexit deal Tuesday, stoking uncertainty around the UK’s exit from the European Union in just over two months. This article is exclusive to Biznews Premium. Members please login here. Not yet subscribed? Taste before you eat by signing up here for free 30 day trial (card details required). Source: biznews.com

Enemy Of The People?

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Via The Zman blog, There has never been a time when normal people did not know the media was biased and biased in a predictable direction. For every non-liberal in the media, there were at least ten liberals. The ratio was probably higher, but then, as now, some lefties liked to pretend they were independents… Read More

Blackwater Founder Says US Troops In Syria Could Be Replaced By Private Contractors

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Controversial founder and ex-CEO of the private security firm Blackwater, Erik Prince told Fox Business this week that private military contractors could replace the U.S. troops that are withdrawing from Syria. Following a similar failed proposal Prince reportedly made through White House channels in 2017 to privatize the fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan — which some contractor industry analysts have suggested Trump was… Read More

A New Tactic To Suppress Online Speech: Taxing Social Media

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Authored by Robert Wenzel via TargetLiberty.com, Think things are bad in the US and Europe when it comes to social media speech suppression? Check out, Africa. Will this be our future? Aware of the threat that social media poses to their power, repressive regimes in Africa have employed various methods to stifle internet-based mobilization. These… Read More

Kirsten Gillibrand Announces Plans To Run For President

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Barely a day after the Associated Press reported that New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand would likely announce her candidacy ahead of a weekend trip to Iowa, the junior senator and former Clinton confidante – who was appointed to fill Clinton’s seat when she became Secretary of State – has reportedly given the scoop about her… Read More