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29 de septiembre de 2016

Consejo de DDHH de la ONU condena declaración presentada por Paraguay contra Venezuela

Con 88 votos a favor y 21 en contra

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La Declaración Conjunta sobre Venezuela fue entregada por el embajador paraguayo, Oscar Cabello Sarubbi, viceministro de Relaciones Exteriores, en representación de 29 países, en el que está incluido Estados Unidos

Con 88 votos a favor y 21 en contra, Venezuela consiguió este jueves en el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU (en Ginebra) otra victoria contra la arremetida que impulsa la derecha continental contra la Revolución Bolivariana.
Con motivo a la 33° sesión del Consejo de Derechos Humanos en Ginebra, Paraguay presentó una declaración en donde manifestó su supuesta preocupación por los DDHH en Venezuela.
La Declaración Conjunta sobre Venezuela fue entregada por el embajador paraguayo, Oscar Cabello Sarubbi, viceministro de Relaciones Exteriores, en representación de 29 países, en el que está incluido Estados Unidos.
En el segundo punto de la Declaración, Paraguay manifiesta su “compromiso con la democracia y los derechos humanos, condenamos la violencia, independientemente de su origen y reiteramos nuestro apoyo a cualquier esfuerzo de entendimiento entre todas las partes a través de un diálogo oportuno y eficaz”.
T/RadioDelSur

Asesorado desde el extranjero: Atrapan a ciberterrorista por amenazas de muerte a chavistas

jueves, 29 de septiembre 2016

Este jueves el director del Servicio Bolivariano de Inteligencia (Sebin), Gustavo González López, anunció la detención del ciberterrorista, Marcos Rada Ríos, luego de una ardua labor de inteligencia que permitió “la identificación y orden judicial” por presunto terrorismo a través de las redes. 

Según lo expuesto por González López, Rada Ríos quien funge de abogado, era asesorado desde el extranjero sobre los contenidos de los tuits que a diario y en modo de amenaza repartía a dirigentes del Gobierno revolucionario.

“De este asesino nos encargaremos nosotros”, sería uno de los tantos mensajes que a través de la cuenta @Alexvzlalibre, Rada Ríos, profería a figuras como la del dirigente del Psuv y diputado, Diosdado Cabello.

“Por presunta comisión de terrorismo y otros delitos detenido el Abg. Marcos Rada Ríos, previa labor de inteligencia (…) Venezuela y sus instituciones comprometidas con la lucha contra toda perturbación de la seguridad. Nuestra victoria es la ¡PAZ!”, agregó en dos de tuis el director del Sebin, González López.

(LaIguana.TV)

El Congreso de Estados Unidos asesta un golpe estruendoso a Obama y a los anglo-saudíes

El Congreso de Estados Unidos
asesta un golpe estruendoso
a Obama y a los anglo-saudíes

Jueves 29 de septiembre de 2016 — El miércoles 28 de septiembre el Congreso de Estados Unidos anuló rotundamente el veto del Presidente Barack Obama a la ley S. 2040, la Ley de Justicia Contra los Patrocinadores de Terrorismo (JASTA, por sus siglas en inglés), con una votación de 97 a 1 en el Senado a favor de la anulación, y una votación de 348 a 77 en la Cámara de Representantes. La anulación requería una mayoría de dos tercios en ambas cámaras del Congreso, y se consiguió con un amplio margen bipartidista.
Las implicaciones son profundas y de largo alcance.
Ahora que JASTA es una ley en vigor, se eliminan los resquicios que habían impedido a los sobrevivientes y familiares del 11-S demandar al Reino de Arabia Saudita ante los tribunales federales de Estados Unidos por su complicidad en el 11-S. Ya se ha programado una audiencia en el Tribunal Federal del Distrito Sur de Nueva York para noviembre próximo, en el cual las familias del 11-S podrán finalmente confrontar directamente a la monarquía saudí y obtener mayores evidencias del apoyo que dio el gobierno saudí a los secuestradores del 11-S, de los cuales 15 eran ciudadanos saudíes.
La oportunidad para exhibir pruebas sobre el papel saudí en los ataques del 11 de septiembre de 2001, es ahora mayor en virtud de que el pasado 15 de julio de 2016 se publicó el capítulo de 28 páginas del informe de 2002 de la Investigación Conjunta del Congreso sobre el 11-S, el cual reveló pruebas que hasta entonces se habían mantenido en secreto, sobre el papel del ex embajador saudí en Estados Unidos, el príncipe Bandar bin Sultan, en el apoyo de cuando menos dos de los terroristas del 11-S, junto con las pruebas de los nexos de los secuestradores con varios otros funcionarios saudíes en todos los niveles del gobierno y de la familia real.
El papel del príncipe Bandar en los ataques del 11-S es de importancia especial, debido a sus vínculos estrechos a la familia Bush y más todavía a los británicos. Bandar fue el negociador, junto con la ex primer ministra británica Margaret Thatcher, del acuerdo Al Yamamah, un acuerdo de trueque de armas británicas por petróleo saudí. Bajo el acuerdo Al Yamamah, se almacenaron cientos de miles de millones de dólares en cuentas secretas extraterritoriales conjuntas anglo-saudíes, con el propósito de financiar el terrorismo, asesinatos y golpes de Estado en todo el mundo. Un prominente miembro de la Cámara de los Comunes del Reino Unido, que también es un personaje importante en la élite de defensa británica, advirtió de manera franca en junio que si se llegara a promulgar la ley JASTA en Estados Unidos, la monarquía británica y el gobierno británico podrían ser demandados, junto con los saudíes.
"Una victoria histórica"
Lyndon LaRouche, cuyo Comité de Acción Política (LaRouchePAC) se había movilizado intensamente para conseguir los resultados de hoy, caracterizó el voto como "una victoria histórica. Es causa para regocijo; ha volteado las páginas de la historia. El potencial positivo en todo el mundo es enorme". Sin embargo, LaRouche advirtió: "Qué tan lejos y hacia donde nos lleve, todavía no está claro. Prepárense para averiguarlo". Agregó asimismo que: "Recuerden, han herido duro al diablo. ¡Y el diablo no les va a dar las gracias por ello!"
La derrota abrumadora del Presidente Obama y los saudíes se alcanzó a pesar del hecho de que todo el gobierno de Obama se había movilizado para presionar al Congreso a que respaldara su veto, y la monarquía saudí había distribuido unos $9.4 millones de dólares según los informes, en un desesperado esfuerzo de cabildeo para comprar miembros del Congreso. Al final, una coalición bipartidista de prominentes senadores y representantes rechazaron las mentiras del gobierno de Obama, de que la ley JASTA planteaba una amenaza a los intereses estadounidenses en el exterior, y le asestaron la derrota más aplastante al Presidente Obama desde que asumió el cargo.
Las dos Cámaras del Congreso sostuvieron un debate de dos horas antes de la histórica votación, y la gran mayoría de los discursos destacaron los derechos de las familias del 11-S para hacer justicia finalmente, y para confrontar a la monarquía saudí y a sus agentes por su complicidad en el peor ataque terrorista que haya ocurrido en suelo estadounidense.
La mayor parte del debate se centró en desacreditar los alegatos de Obama de que la ley JASTA abriría la puerta a que se impusieran represalias contra los militares estadounidenses en servicio en el exterior, corporaciones o diplomáticos, por parte de gobiernos extranjeros. Los principales proponentes de la JASTA, como los senadores Charles Grassley (republicano de Iowa) y Charles Schumer (demócrata de Nueva York), y los representantes Robert Goodlatte (republicano de Virginia) y Jerome Nadler (demócrata de Nueva York) dejaron muy en claro, repetidamente, que la ley JASTA solo cierra un resquicio en la legislación que ha existido desde la década de 1970, para permitir a los ciudadanos estadounidenses a demandar a gobiernos extranjeros, que se haya demostrado que ofrecieran apoyo a los ataques terroristas que ocurran en el territorio estadounidense. Pero ese resquicio le permitió al Reino de Arabia Saudita evadir a la justicia en Estados Unidos por los últimos 15 años; eso terminó.
Mayores oportunidades estratégicas
El exitoso esfuerzo bipartidista para derrotar el veto del Presidente Obama a la ley JASTA, se puede y debe dirigir ahora, con la misma intensidad, hacia otras cuestiones vitales, empezando con la necesidad de que el Congreso apruebe de inmediato los proyectos de ley que hay en ambas Cámaras del Congreso para restablecer la Ley Glass-Steagall, para dividir a los bancos "demasiado grandes para quebrar" que están al borde del colapso de manera mucho peor que en 2008. El banco Deutsche Bank de Alemania, el mayor tenedor de derivados financieros en el mundo, está a punto de derrumbarse, y todo el sistema bancario transatlántico está listo para quedar aplastado como resultado directo de ese derrumbe.
El restablecimiento de la ley Glass-Steagall es un primer paso indispensable para iniciar un programa de recuperación económica genuina mediante una profusa inversión de capital en proyectos de infraestructura que son urgentemente necesarios, en investigación y desarrollo, y en particular para revivir el programa espacial de la NASA que se encuentra postrado. Un esfuerzo como este puede crear ahora mismo millones de nuevos empleos productivos. En Eurasia, bajo el liderato de China, se viene implementando un tremendo programa de inversiones en infraestructura, bajo la bandera de la iniciativa del Presidente de China, Xi Jinping, el programa de Una Franja Una Ruta. El Presidente de Rusia, Vladimir Putin, ha adoptado es iniciativa y ha propuesto integrarla con la Unión Económica Euroasiática, lo cual caracterizó recientemente el ex embajador de Estados Unidos, Chas Freeman, como el mayor proyecto de infraestructura en la historia humana.
En vez de operar para sabotear el proyecto de la Nueva Ruta de la Seda, como ha sido la política de Estados Unidos bajo el Presidente Obama, Estados Unidos debe de adoptar a plenitud el programa de Una Franja Una Ruta, a fin de ampliarlo hacia un verdadero Puente Terrestre Mundial.
El Congreso de Estados Unidos, por primera vez en mucho tiempo, ha actuado con una sola voz, a favor de los intereses vitales del pueblo estadounidense. La ley JASTA beneficia a todos los estadounidenses y en particular a quienes perdieron a un ser querido en los ataques del 11-S o que fueron heridos gravemente.
El voto ofrece un mayor faro de esperanza, para que el mismo espíritu de interés nacional se pueda traducir rápidamente en otras acciones que son vitales para la supervivencia y la prosperidad de Estados Unidos y del mundo entero.

28 de septiembre de 2016

Breaking: Syrian Army Launches Offensive Against Israel In Golan Heights

Golan Heights, Syria
Golan Heights, Syria
Breaking: GOLAN HEIGHTS, SYRIA (8:05 A.M.) – Minutes ago, the Syrian Arab Army’s 90th Brigade, backed by Liwaa Muwahiddeen (Druze military) and Fouj Al-Joulan (Golani Regiment), launched a surprise offensive in the Al-Quneitra Governorate, targeting the key hilltop of Tal Humiryah inside the Golan Heights.
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SAA ~ Syrian Arab Army
SAA ~ Syrian Arab Army
The Syrian Armed Forces launched their assault on Tal Humiryah from the imperative town of Hader, which is located near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights region.
So far, no gains have been reported by the Syrian Armed Forces; however, intense clashes are still ongoing as the [U.S./Israeli Proxy] jihadist rebels from [U.S. McCain Front] Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Al-Nusra Front), [Another CIA/Mossad Moniker] Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, and the [ Cia/Mossad Broiled Front] Free Syrian Army (FSA) attempt to keep control of Tal Humiryah [For Rothschild’s State Of Israel].
Ask yourself why there is no U.S. Israeli offensive against these so called mass murdering terrorists in The Golan Heights and why ole Netanyahu admits these so called terrorists into his State of Israel Hospitals when wounded.
AMN
Netanyahu has the audacity to sell Murdoch & Rothschild Syria's Oil
Netanyahu has the audacity to sell Murdoch & Rothschild Syria’s Oil

What could cause Russia to invade Israel:

At the time, Israel’s Prime Minister had flown to Washington, and was making a desperate bid to get Obama’s support for Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
Only a few weeks earlier a discovery had been made that would serve to increase tensions on the question of sovereignty over the Golan – huge oil deposits were found on the Golan Heights, and verified by an Israeli company.
Yet, weeks later, Benjamin Netanyahu returned to Israel having failed to secure Obamas support.
It wasnt long before the United Nations – including Russia – condemned Israels “occupation” of the Golan Heights, and around the same time, Syria asked Russia to develop their oil resources.
Then, over the course of the next 6 months, the Israeli leadership became very concerned about Russian activity near the Golan.
israel-isis
  1. EU doesn’t recognize Israeli occupation of the Golan
  2. UN Adopts Resolution Demanding Israel Return Populated Territory to Syria 2015
  3. United Nations Security Council Resolution 497 Against Israel’s Illegal Occupation Of Syria’s Golan Heights.
  4. U.N. Declares Once More That Israel’s decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the occupied Syrian Golan Heights is null and void and has no legal validity and/or effect whatsoever.
Now, Debkafile reports the following:
“Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu will visit Moscow on Thursday, April 21 to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and to launch the most important battle of his political career, and one of Israel’s most decisive contests of the last 10 years: the battle over the future of the Golan Heights.

INTERMISSION


What to watch for in October:
DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources and its sources in Moscow report exclusively that Israel’s top political leaders and military commanders were stunned and shocked last weekend when they found out that US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to support the return of the Golan to Syria.
The two presidents gave their top diplomats, Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the green light to include such a clause in a proposal being drafted at the Geneva conference on ending the Syrian civil war.
Israel captured the Golan from the Syrian army 49 years ago, during the Six-Day War in 1967 after the Syrian army invaded Israel.
In 1981, during the tenure of then Prime Minister Menachem Begin, Israel passed a law defining the Golan as a territory under Israeli sovereignty. However, it did not state that the area belongs to Israel.
[The U.N. does not recognize Israel controlling Syria’s Golan Heights ~ its a red herring]
While Israel was preparing for a diplomatic battle over the future of Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, Obama and Putin decided to deal a diplomatic blow to Israel and Netanyahu’s government on an unexpected issue, the Golan.
[This has nothing to do with Obama]
THIS IS ROTHSCHILDS'S PRESENT DAY PLAN OF USURPING THE BIBLE TO DIVIDE THE MIDDLE EAST. THE RESURRECTION AND VAST MEDIA BLITZ KRIEG OF A STILL EXISTING PROMISED LAND FOR A PAST ISRAEL PEOPLE IS USED TO DISARM THE CONCERNS OF THOSE LESS KNOWLEDGEABLE OF HISTORY. The Promised Land Was Fulfilled And Ceased To Be After 70 A.D.
This Is Rothschild’s Present Day Resurrection Plan To Control The Middle East Oil Hub. The Banking Cabal Uses A False Biblical Narrative Of A Promised Land That Needs To Be Returned To The Old Testament Jew. The Promised Land Was Fulfilled And Ceased To Be After 70 A.D.
It is part of an endeavor by the two powers to use their diplomatic and military cooperation regarding Syria to impose agreements on neighboring countries, such as Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.
[This is a ruse] Obama & Netanyahu both Rothschild Czars are joined at the hips ~ Israel Sends Ukraine Nazis Assault Weapons After Obama Sends Netanyahu $40 Billion For Military Armament.
For example, Washington and Moscow are trying to impose an agreement regarding the granting of independence to Syrian Kurds, despite Ankara’s adamant opposition.
[Pure poppycock ~ Obama has setup Ankara as the CIA headquarters for ISIS aka  a Muslim Brotherhood moniker] This occurred after the failed coup in Egypt to take over their government using the Muslim Brotherhood.  Most of the remaining Muslim Brotherhood then migrated from Egypt  to Turkey. Egypt’s Grand Mufti Upholds Muslim Brotherhood’s Ex-President Morsi Death Sentence.]
The two presidents are also pressuring Riyadh and Amman to accept the continuation of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s rule, at least for the immediate future.
[Pure poppycock there is zero pressure from the west on this one ~ it was Russia that made it so.]
DEBKAfile’s sources report that just like the other diplomatic or military steps initiated by Obama and Putin in Syria, such as those for Assad’s eventual removal from power is factually,
[pure fiction]http://awdnews.com/top-news/obama-bows-to-turkish-genocide-denial-as-erdogan-calls-for-war-on-armenia,-giving-arms-and-money-to-azerbaijan
the two powers see a resolution of the Golan issue as a gradual process that may take a long time, perhaps even years. But as far as they are concerned, Israel will have to withdraw from the Golan at the end of that process.
[Obama A Rothschild Czar would push for an Israeli withdrawal after his protege’ Rothschild Czar Netanyahu fraudulently sold oil rights to Rothschild and Murdoch of Fox News inside Syria’s Golan Heights? Pure Poppycock]
Stolen Oil For Israel
Stolen Oil For Israel
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  3. Iraq Begins Pumping Oil Northward Into New Muslim Brotherhood Operations For Turkey & Jordan!
It should be noted that Prime Minister Netanyahu is not traveling to Washington to discuss the Golan issue with Obama. The frequent trips by the prime minister, senior officials and top IDF brass to Moscow in recent months show where the winds are blowing in the Middle East.
However, Moscow is not Washington, and Israel has no lobby in the Russian capital defending its interests.
It should be made very clear that the frequent trips by senior Israeli officials to Moscow have not created an Israeli policy that can influence Putin or other senior members of the Russian leadership. Putin has made occasional concessions to Israel on matters of minimal strategic importance, but on diplomatic and military steps regarding Syria and Iran he has shown little consideration of Jerusalem’s stance.
It should also be noted that there has been no basis for the enthusiasm over the Russian intervention in Syria shown by Netanyahu, Israeli ministers and senior IDF officers.
All of the calls by a number of Russia experts, mainly those of DEBKAfile, for extreme caution in ties with Putin have fallen on deaf ears among the political leadership in Jerusalem and the IDF command in Tel Aviv.
  1. Russian Warships Shut Down Israeli Air Force Access To Syria.
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Amid these developments, three regional actors are very pleased by Washington and Moscow’s agreement to demand Israeli withdrawal from the Golan: Syrian President Assad, the Iranian leadership in Tehran and Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah.
[Fiction when including Washington]
Now, they do not need to risk a military confrontation with Israel over the Golan because Obama and Putin have essentially agreed to do the dirty work for them.
[Fiction when including Obama] U.S. Cabal Is Losing Control In The Middle East As More Countries Turn Towards Russia.
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Brutal levantamiento de la militancia del PSOE contra los “golpistas”

La militancia sitúa a Gonzáalez y Díaz como muñidores de la operación.
La militancia sitúa a González y Díaz como muñidores de la operación.

Los afiliados del partido, estupefactos, están organizándose para acudir el sábado a Ferraz en apoyo de Pedro Sánchez. Las bases acusan a Felipe González y Susana Díaz de alta traición.

La militancia del PSOE asiste incrédula al espectáculo que está dando el partido. Pedro Sánchez siempre ha presumido tener a los afiliados de su parte y, a juzgar por los comentarios que estos están dejando en los perfiles del PSOE en las redes sociales, efectivamente es así.
Las bases se están levantado contra lo que llaman abiertamente un "golpe de Estado" y ya se están organizando para concentrarse el sábado en Ferraz en defensa de su secretario general. 
Precisamente el secretario de Organización, César Luena, invocó este miércoles a la militancia. "Pido serenidad a la militancia. En el PSOE las decisiones las tomen los militantes, que son quienes mandan en el PSOE".
En los mensajes iracundos que los militantes están dejando en los perfiles del PSOE en Facebook y Twitter Felipe González y Susana Díaz se llevan la peor parte. Acusan a ambos de ser unos traidores y vendidos al PP.

Erdogan Adviser Says Turkey Should Consider Buying Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank AG’s crashing share price is prompting takeover speculation from unexpected places.
Yigit Bulut, a chief adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said the country must consider using a new wealth fund or a group of state-owned banks to buy the Frankfurt-based company. Bulut made the proposal on Tuesday via his Twitter account, saying Germany’s largest lender should be made into a Turkish bank.
The stock of Europe’s biggest investment bank has slumped by more than 50 percent over the past year, falling to a record low on Tuesday, over concerns about its weakening financial position and penalties in the U.S. tied to mortgage-backed securities. Bulut’s comments come after Moody’s Investors Service on Sept. 23 cut Turkey to junk, citing slowing economic growth and deteriorating credit fundamentals.
"For months on TV programs, I’ve been calling on Turkey’s private and public capital: ‘Some very good companies in the EU are going to fall into trouble and we need to be ready to buy a controlling stake in them,’” Bulut wrote on Twitter. "Wouldn’t you be happy to make Germany’s biggest bank into Turkish Bank!!"
The suggestion may ignite political opposition in Germany, where Deutsche Bank -- for all its troubles -- has long been viewed as a national champion and has played an integral role in Germany’s economy.

Financial Strength

Turkey’s financial industry, long viewed as a source of strength for the $700 billion economy, has suffered some loss of market confidence over the past few years.
The market capitalization of the country’s publicly traded lenders stands just above $49 billion, roughly the size of General Motors Co. and about half what it was in 2013, while that of Deutsche Bank is almost $17 billion. Banking assets in the country amounted to about $836 billion at the end of July, while Deutsche Bank had total assets of 1.63 trillion euros ($1.83 trillion) at the end of last year.
In an interview with Bloomberg on July 24, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced that the government was planning to form a wealth fund to finance investments in infrastructure mega-projects, stabilize markets and keep growth on track. The fund could be as large as $200 billion, Maritime and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan said in August, without providing details on where its money would come from."Turkey’s sovereign wealth fund is still in the works, but the critical problem at this stage is that while it is ‘sovereign,’ the key bit it lacks is the ‘wealth,’" Timothy Ash, a credit strategist at Nomura International Plc in London, said in an e-mail on Wednesday. "I am not sure that Turkey’s state-owned banks would want to be saddled with Deutsche Bank’s balance sheet at this stage -- they possibly have enough problems/challenges with their own in the context of the domestic growth slowdown."

Congress Easily Overrides Obama Veto of Saudi 9/11 Lawsuit Bill

Congress turned aside a last-ditch lobbying effort by the White House and Saudi Arabia Wednesday and overrode President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow the kingdom to be sued for involvement in the Sept. 11 attacks.
The emotions of the bill, powered by the families of the victims of the terrorist attacks, overcame the administration’s concerns that the measure could set a precedent that could put U.S. personnel overseas at risk.
The House’s 348-77 vote on Wednesday followed an overwhelming 97-1 margin in the Senate, both of which easily cleared the two-thirds threshold needed to override the veto. It’s the first time Congress has overridden one of Obama’s vetoes, and the measure now becomes law without his signature.
Obama called the override “a mistake” at a town hall event at Fort Lee, Virginia hosted by CNN. Other countries, he said, may respond by allowing their citizens to sue the U.S. for actions by American soldiers, diplomats or corporate executives, who are usually protected from litigation by the concept of sovereign immunity.
“It’s a dangerous precedent,” he said. “It’s an example of why sometimes you have to do what’s hard. I wish Congress here had done what’s hard.”
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest earlier in the day said the Senate vote was “the single most embarrassing thing the Senate has done” in years.
The result could prompt Saudi Arabia to delay its first international bond out of concern that some investors may balk over the issue, two people with knowledge of the matter said. Saudi Arabian officials haven’t made a decision yet on the timing of the bond or the amount they plan to raise, Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf said in a statement to Bloomberg.
The bipartisan Sept. 11 lawsuit bill was sponsored by the No. 2 Senate Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, and the expected future Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer of New York, and it has the backing of both presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
“What I have found in situations like this is the White House and the executive branch is far more interested in diplomatic considerations,” Schumer told reporters after the vote. “We’re more interested in families and in justice.”
“I think our administration was just dead wrong on this issue,” he added.

‘Long-Term Consequences’

Some House lawmakers had expressed reservations about the bill, including Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry of Texas, who had urged his colleagues in a letter not to override the president’s veto.
“We ought to be careful about what we do because it has long-term consequences,” he said in an interview.
Earnest told reporters Tuesday that Obama’s concern isn’t about how a particular judge might rule on a case involving Saudi Arabia, but how the precedent of removing sovereign immunity could impact U.S. activities around the world.
Obama wrote a letter Tuesday to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid amplifying his case against the bill.
The measure “sweeps much more broadly than 9/11 or Saudi Arabia, and its far-reaching implications would threaten to undermine important principles that protect the United States, including our U.S. armed forces and other officials overseas, without making us any safer,” the president wrote. “That’s why I vetoed the bill and why I urge you to vote to sustain the veto.”
John Brennan, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, also went to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to make a last-minute appeal to lawmakers to sustain the veto, warning the bill could have “grave implications” by undermining the concept of sovereign immunity.
“No country has more to lose from undermining that principle than the United States -- and few institutions would be at greater risk than CIA,” he said in a statement.
Brennan also told a Washington audience Wednesday that Saudi Arabia provides significant amounts of information to help disrupt terrorist attacks and that it would be an "absolute shame" if the measure’s enactment affects the government’s counterterrorism relationship with the U.S.

Victims’ Families

Politically, however, it was very hard for lawmakers to make an abstract argument about possible future lawsuits when Sept. 11 victims’ families are asking for their day in court, particularly with the November election around the corner.
“The president understands the passion that is on both sides of this issue,” Earnest said, but added that he believes it would endanger troops, diplomats and intelligence personnel around the world.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter also sent Thornberry a letter Monday warning of the impact if foreign countries in turn decided to limit sovereign immunity for the U.S. He said that could potentially expose Americans to lawsuits and “an intrusive discovery process” even if the U.S. is ultimately found not to be responsible for a particular event. Carter also noted there is a risk to U.S. assets, given the large amount of U.S. government property overseas, including military bases.

Future Changes

Several lawmakers said they hoped the legislation could be narrowed in the future. A bipartisan group of 28 senators released a letter after their chamber voted Wednesday saying that they would work to “mitigate” any unintended consequences of the law.
Tennessee Republican Bob Corker, the Senate Foreign Relations chairman who has raised concerns about the bill, told reporters that he and other lawmakers are exploring the possibility of narrowing the bill’s application to just lawsuits arising from the Sept. 11 attacks.
Once the bill becomes law, “we may have a better opportunity to soften this,” Corker told reporters. “You are going to see suits filed very quickly" against Saudi Arabia, and some other countries are likely to move quickly to expose the U.S. to lawsuits in their courts as well, Corker said. “We may be in a much better situation” to change the measure “after it goes into effect, after people see the impact of this legislation” he said.
That could happen in a lame-duck session or later.
South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham told reporters he is also trying to pursue language “that would allow the 9/11 families to move forward with their claims but also be some preventive medicine.” Lawmakers “want to help the 9/11 families but there could be some real consequences to us as a nation if we don’t think this thing through. We don’t want to lose Saudi Arabia as an ally,” Graham said. Lawmakers are “thinking about making this more of a win-win,” he said.Corker said last week the bill only passed the Senate on a voice vote the first time around because members didn’t think the House would take it up. But the House sent it to the president’s desk.

OPEC Agrees to First Oil Output Cut in Eight Years

OPEC agreed to a preliminary deal that will cut production for the first time in eight years. Oil prices gained more than 6 percent as Saudi Arabia and Iran surprised traders who expected a continuation of the pump-at-will policy the group adopted in 2014.
The group agreed to drop production to a range of 32.5 to 33 million barrels per day, said Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, following a meeting in Algiers. While some members of OPEC will have to cut output, Iran won’t have to freeze production, he said. Many of the details remain to be worked out and the group won’t decide on targets for each country until its next meeting at the end of November.The lower end of the production target equates to a nearly 750,000 barrels-a-day drop from what OPEC said it pumped in August.
The deal will reverberate beyond the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. It will brighten the prospects for the energy industry, from giants like Exxon Mobil Corp. to small U.S. shale firms, and boost the economies of oil-rich countries such as Russia and Saudi Arabia. For consumers, however, it will mean higher prices at the pump.
"The cut is clearly bullish," said Mike Wittner, head of oil-market research at Societe Generale SA in New York. "What’s much more important is that the Saudis appear to be returning to a period of market management."
The agreement also signals a new phase in relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which have clashed on oil policy since 2014 and are backing opposite sides in civil wars in Syria and Yemen. The deal indicates that Riyadh and Tehran, with the mediation of Russia, Algeria and Qatar, were able to overcome the differences that sunk another proposal to cap production earlier this year.
Brent crude surged as much as 6.5 percent to $48.96 a barrel in London. The shares of Exxon Mobil, the world’s largest publicly listed oil company, climbed 4.2 percent, the biggest one-day increase since February.

High Stakes

The stakes for OPEC, which pumps 40 percent of the world’s oil, are high as the International Energy Agency has warned of a weak petroleum market next year. Ian Taylor, the head of Vitol Group BV, the world’s largest oil-trading house, said that the crude market could remain oversupplied until 2018 unless producing countries stop flooding the market.
“I cannot see a good reason for a major increase in the price of oil” since the market remains “way oversupplied,” Taylor told a Bloomberg conference in London.
As OPEC agreed to limit its output, Russia smashed a post-Soviet oil-supply record, pumping 11.1 million barrels a day in September, up 400,000 from August, according to preliminary estimates. Russia participated in the Algiers talks, but it’s not party to the OPEC deal.
After a two-year flirtation with free oil markets, the deal in Algiers signals a "return to supply management," said Yasser Elguindi, a director at consultancy firm Medley Global Advisors, who is in Algiers monitoring the OPEC meeting. "This is a case where lower volume from Saudi Arabia will mean higher revenues if prices go up".

Huelgas de hambre, marchas y cese de actividades: huelga nacional sin precedentes en las cárceles de EE.UU. ingresa a la tercera semana

28 de septiembre de 2016

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La mayor huelga laboral carcelaria de la historia estadounidense ingresó a la tercera semana. Los organizadores informaron que desde la semana pasada, al menos en veinte cárceles de once estados, entre ellos Alabama, California, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Nueva York, Ohio, Carolina del Sur y Washington, siguieron las protestas. El Comité de Organización de Trabajadores Encarcelados afirma que en un momento hubo unos 20.000 reclusos de huelga. Con la protesta vino el castigo. En varias de las cárceles se tomaron medidas de emergencia, los presos fueron mantenidos en sus celdas, sin acceso a comunicación telefónica, tanto antes como después de la huelga. Además los organizadores fueron aislados.

27 de septiembre de 2016

Deutsche Bank Is Going Under: The Real Reason Germans Were Told To Prepare For A National Crisis?

deutche-dominoesBy Daisy Luther
There is a very real possibility that Deutsche Bank is going down.
If the most prominent bank in Germany fails, the effect on Europe will be profound, and I don’t think the United States will escape the effects. The ripples will turn into a tsunami as they travel across the Atlantic. Already, the bank’s troubles have stressed the American stock market.
Angela Merkel has stated that Deutsche Bank will not be getting a bailout from the European Central Bank – the lender of last resort for European banks.
The Department of Justice recently issued a $14 billion fine to the bank to settle a mortgage-backed securities probe…and the bank has no intention of paying.
“Deutsche Bank has no intent to settle these potential civil claims anywhere near the number cited,” the company said in a statement early Friday in Frankfurt. “The negotiations are only just beginning. The bank expects that they will lead to an outcome similar to those of peer banks which have settled at materially lower amounts.”(source)
Deutsche Bank shares fell alarmingly this morning on the news that Merkel won’t support the bank.
Deutsche shares fell as much as six percent to €10.67 in early Monday trading, the worst performance since 1992.
The bank has lost over 52 percent of its value since January and over 56 percent in the last twelve months. Earnings per share fell as much as €6. The collapse has been prompted by a report in the German magazine Focus that said Chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out any state assistance for the bank next year.
Merkel also declined to provide help to Deutsche Bank in its legal battle with the DoJ. The Frankfurt-based lender may be fined up to $14 billion over its mortgage-backed securities business before the 2008 global crisis, the magazine reported. The article said Merkel made her views clear in talks with Deutsche CEO John Cryan. (source)
Could Germany be considering a bail-in instead of a bail out? Is this why Germans have been told to stockpile food and cash in case of a disaster hitting the country?
According to Investopedia:
A bail-in is rescuing a financial institution on the brink of failure by making its creditors and depositors take a loss on their holdings. A bail-in is the opposite of a bail-out, which involves the rescue of a financial institution by external parties, typically governments using taxpayers money. Typically, bail-outs have been far more common than bail-ins, but in recent years after massive bail-outs some governements now require the investors and depositors in the bank to take a loss before taxpayers.
Are millions of Germans about to see their cash stolen by the government to prop up Deutsche bank?
It’s happened before. The Bank of Cyprus took almost 40% of depositors cash to keep the bank afloat and there was nothing they could do about it. Assets were frozen and ATM machines were not refilled. (source)

Is this what’s ahead for the people of Germany? As I said just a month ago:

When the warnings start, it’s already too late.

We’ve seen this before.
If you’ve been following collapses around the world for the past few years, you know that right before all heck breaks loose, the government issues a half-hearted warning along the lines of, “You’re on your own now.” But by then, it’s already too late. People who try to prepare after the government tells them to will be dealing with limited supplies as everyone else tries to get prepped too.
It happened in Greece and Venezuela both, and it’s highly possible that we’re about to watch history repeat itself.

Will Germany become the next falling domino in the collapse of the Western world?
The lesson that we can take from this is that being prepared far in advance of a collapse is the wisest course of action. If you stock up on emergency food, water, and other vital supplies before the crowd, you’ll do so at better prices with better options. Last summer, our own government issued 2 warnings to the American people to get prepared, but very few people took it seriously.
Don’t wait until it’s too late.
Daisy Luther is a freelance writer and editor. Her website, where this article first appeared, offers information on healthy prepping, including premium nutritional choices, general wellness and non-tech solutions. You can follow Daisy on Facebook and Twitter, and you can email her at daisy@theorganicprepper.ca

Perovskite/CIGS stack achieves record 17.8 percent Efficiency

27th September 2016
Tandem module surpasses highest efficiencies of separate perovskite and CIGS modules

Above: two thin-film modules of the highly efficient stack: CIGS below, perovskite on top
Scientists from Imec (partner in Solliance and EnergyVille), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research, ZSW), have fabricated a thin-film solar module stack from perovskite and CIGS with a conversion efficiency of 17.8 percent, surpassing the highest efficiencies of separate perovskite and CIGS modules.
The module (3.76cm2) implements a fully scalable device concept: both the perovskite top module and the CIGS bottom module feature a monolithic interconnection scheme, using seven and four module cell stripes respectively. The result is a reduction of area loss of less than eight percent for both technologies.
The consortium's process for creating this efficient perovskite/CIGS multi-junction solar module relies upon efficient exploitation of the solar spectrum. The higher energy part of the spectrum is harvested in the semitransparent perovskite module on top, while the light with lower energy passes and is harvested in the bottom CIGS cell.
As a result, the prototype shows an unprecedented power conversion of 17.8 percent, which outperforms the world-record upscaled perovskite module of 15.3 percent efficiency presented by Imec, and also the highly-efficient stand-alone upscaled CIGS module of ZSW with efficiencies nearing 15.7 percent.
"This result was achieved through close and intricate collaboration leveraging the expertise of the three partners. Imec's expertise in perovskite technology was underscored by the use of a perovskite top module in these stacked solar modules," stated Tom Aernouts, head of thin-film PV research at Imec.
According to Ulrich Paetzold, head of the research group at KIT, this result is just a starting point, with more exciting results to come in the next years such as perovskite/CIGS multi-junction solar modules surpassing efficiencies of 25 percent. The Helmholtz Young Investigator group of Paetzold is focusing on the optics in multi-junction perovskite solar modules and will develop further specialised nanophotonic materials for these devices.
Finally, ZSW contributed with its expertise in CIGS solar modules.  ZSW holds the current world record for CIGS solar cells at 22.7 percent. Michael Powalla, member of the board and head of the photovoltaics division at ZSW, points out: "This success is an elegant way of combining the advantages of two highly advanced thin-film technologies. It will contribute greatly to ever more cost-efficient solar power for the customer."
The module and technical details will be presented to the research community at the PSCO-2016 in Genova, Sept. 26 by Tom Aernouts, Imec; Ulrich Paetzold, KIT; and Erik Ahlswede, ZSW.

26 de septiembre de 2016

OPEC May Finally Be Willing to Curb Oil Glut, Just Not Yet

After two years of pumping without limits, OPEC may finally be ready to do something to shrink the global glut. Just not quite yet.
Saudi Arabia has offered to reduce production to January levels, according to Algeria’s Energy Minister. That would remove about half of the kingdom’s 1 million barrel-a-day increase in output since it led the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ push to defend market share in 2014. While Iran was said to have rejected the Saudi offer, the chance of the group eventually taking action is growing, said consultant JBC Energy GmbH.
“The Saudis and the Iranians are talking and they’re not as far apart as they were in the Doha meeting” in April when a proposal to freeze output failed, said Michael Poulsen, an analyst at Global Risk Management Ltd. “The symbolism would be more important than the actual number in the event that something is agreed to be cut.”
OPEC’s decision to abandon its long-standing strategy of supporting prices by cutting production has defined the market since November 2014. Members, led by Saudi Arabia, have boosted output almost 10 percent to 33.7 million barrels a day. That’s driven U.S. output down 11 percent, but also hammered oil exporters’ own economies as prices languish at half their level two years ago. With the International Energy Agency forecasting a fourth year of surplus in 2017 as non-OPEC supply proves resilient to low prices, the strategy may be shifting.

Prolonged Surplus

“The chances that OPEC will take some action over the remainder of the year –- although probably only at the regular meeting in Vienna on 30 November –- appear to be rising,” Vienna-based JBC said in an e-mailed note. A surplus of 2 million barrels a day looms early next year and “in such an environment, players as diverse as Iran, Russia, and Saudi Arabia would probably find common ground.”
West Texas Intermediate crude rose as much as 3.9 percent to $46.20 a barrel in New York Monday amid speculation that the door was opening to a future OPEC agreement. The U.S. benchmark fell 4 percent on Sept. 23 after Saudi Arabia indicated it didn’t expect any deal in Algiers.
More than 800,000 barrels a day of additional crude is entering the global market this month compared with August. Libya and Nigeria are restoring disrupted supplies, according to statements from ministry officials. Russia, the largest non-OPEC producer that will also be present in Algiers, is pumping at a post-Soviet high. The Kashagan field in Kazakhstan, one of the largest oil projects in the world, is due to start next month after years of delay.

Critical State

World oil stockpiles will continue to accumulate through 2017, according to the IEA. Consumption growth sagged to a two-year low in the third quarter as demand faltered in China and India, while record output from OPEC’s Gulf members is compounding the glut, it said. Just last month the agency predicted the market would return to equilibrium this year.
The oil market is in a “much more critical” state than when OPEC last met three months ago, Algerian Energy Minister Noureddine Boutarfa said Sunday in an interview with Bloomberg television. Now is the “right time” for OPEC to reach an agreement, said Falah Al-Amri, Iraq’s governor to the group.
While Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said Sept. 5 that there was no need to cap production because markets are trending in the right direction, the kingdom is not immune from the pain of low prices. Foreign reserves have declined by almost a quarter in the past two years and the country is weighing plans to cancel more than $20 billion of projects and slash budgets to repair finances.

War Over

OPEC’s price war may now have reached its natural conclusion, because the group has little to gain from seizing an even greater share of the global oil market, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
“OPEC government budgets are very strained after a two-year price war” and members aren’t investing enough in new projects to be able to keep increasing output, the bank said. The group’s share of global oil sales has expanded to 35 percent from 33 percent in the past seven quarters, it said.
“If the cartel keeps increasing output, the market will not move into deficit and oil prices will stay low,” Bank of America said. In the medium to long term, Saudi Arabia would be better off “capping output and allowing prices to rise.”
It’s far from certain whether talks in Algiers can overcome longstanding rivalries to deliver an agreement, or even a road map to a potential supply deal when OPEC meets again in November.
A proposal in April for OPEC and other producers including Russia to freeze production failed because the Saudis refused to agree without the participation of Iran, which wanted to keep increasing output following the removal of international sanctions.
Negotiations in Algiers will be “warm up” for OPEC’s next full meeting in November, Iran’s oil ministry news service Shana reported, citing an interview with Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh. The Gulf nation was said to have refused last week to cap its output at the current level of about 3.6 million barrels a day in exchange for Saudi cuts. Iran has said repeatedly that it intends to expand production to 4 million barrels a day.No leeway will be given to members who would want to be able to increase output within the framework of a supply agreement, United Arab Emirates Oil Minister Suhail Mohammed Al Mazrouei told reporters in Algiers Monday.
"If all OPEC members are supportive, I think the likelihood of getting something at a larger scale is going to be achieved,” said Mazrouei. “If some of the members are blocking this, not participating, then it’s not going to work."
While there are signs of progress, the most likely outcome to OPEC’s current efforts is more inaction, according to JBC. Algiers may deliver the necessary steps for a future agreement, although that probably won’t happen until the middle of 2017, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.
"There definitely seems to be a bigger push towards achieving some coordination amongst members this time around, so even if there is no concrete deal in Algeria, this isn’t over yet," said Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at consultant Energy Aspects Ltd. in London. "The door remains open for further negotiations and a possible deal at the 30 November OPEC meeting in Vienna."

Russia Prepares for War, Plans to Move Thermonuclear ICBMs to Border

yarsBy Kurt Nimmo
Last week TASS reported Russia’s westernmost ICBM division will be rearmed with the RS-24 Yars missile system. Yars is a MIRV-equipped, thermonuclear, intercontinental ballistic missile that can reportedly carry up to 10 independently targetable warheads. The ICBM RS-24 Yars constitutes the backbone of Russia’s strategic missile force.
“The westernmost strategic missile force division in the Tver region will soon begin to be rearmed with the missile system Yars. It will be a sixth strategic missile division where the newest mobile ground-based missile complexes will replace the intercontinental ballistic missile Topol,” Sergey Karakayev, the commander of Russia’s Strategic Missile Force told the news agency.
The Russians claim the deployment is in response to NATO installing a US anti-missile system in Eastern Europe in violation of previous Russian-US arms treaties. The United States has made the outrageous claim its missile system is designed to respond to threats from Iran.
“Now, after the deployment of those anti-missile system elements, we’ll be forced to think about neutralizing developing threats to Russia’s security,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said in May.
Putin added that the US anti-missile systems currently in place in Romania and soon in Poland can be easily repurposed to fire short- and mid-range missiles.
Russia announced it would modernize a launch detection system in response to the threat along its border. It has also discussed stationing its state-of-the art Iskander missiles at its westernmost Baltic outpost of Kaliningrad which borders NATO members Poland and Lithuania. The Iskander travels at hypersonic speed and is capable of evading anti-ballistic missiles.
In addition to missiles and nuclear warheads, NATO and Russia have engaged in massive war games this year. NATO’s Anakonda 2016 exercise involved more than 30,000 troops, about half of them Americans, and thousands of combat vehicles from 24 nations. The huge exercise simulated battle maneuvers across Poland. A simultaneous naval exercise, BALTOPS 16, simulated “high-end maritime warfighting” in the Baltic Sea. Exercises were conducted in the waters near Kaliningrad, the Russian enclave between Poland and Lithuania. The maritime exercise represented a clear provocation.
“All of this—the aggressive exercises, the NATO buildup, the added US troop deployments—reflects a new and dangerous strategic outlook in Washington. Whereas previously the strategic focus had been on terrorism and counterinsurgency, it has now shifted to conventional warfare among the major powers,” Michael T. Klare wrote for The Nation in July.
“Washington might intend the military buildup as pressure on President Putin to reduce Russian opposition to Washington’s unilateralism. However, it reminds some outspoken Russians such as Vladimir Zhirinovsky of Hitler’s troops on Russia’s border in 1941,” notes Paul Craig Roberts.
“To make the crisis clear for my readers and for all peoples, Washington is surrounding Russia with nuclear missile sites that can be silently converted from ABMs to first strike nuclear missiles that can reach Russian targets in a mere few minutes. Washington attempted to disguise this first strike capability with the explanation that the missiles were there to protect against an Iranian ICBM attack on Europe. This explanation was given by the US government despite the fact that everyone knows that Iran has neither ICBMs nor nuclear weapons,” he writes on his website.
Roberts, a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, is not optimistic about what such frenzied military activity portends.
He believes it is futile for Americans to plan for retirement.
“The crazed American government drowning in its own hubris has set us on a course to nuclear war. Can America produce a leader who can reverse course?”
Hillary Clinton will undoubtedly continue along this suicidal path. Donald Trump has said repeatedly he will not confront Russia. However, he has announced if elected the United States will expand its already massively inflated military budget.
Kurt Nimmo is the editor of Another Day in the Empire, where this article first appeared. He is the former lead editor and writer of Infowars.com.

Report: Syrian Govt Has Audio Of U.S. Conversation With ISIS Before Attack On Syrian Military

isis_constitutionBy Brandon Turbeville
According to a report from Russian news agency, Sputnik, Syrian intelligence possesses an audio recording of a conversation that took place between the United States military and ISIS fighters shortly before the U.S. airstrikes on Syrian government positions in Deir el-Zour.
Likewise, the speaker of the People’s Council of Syria stated as much on Monday.
“The Syrian Army intercepted a conversation between the Americans and Daesh before the air raid on Deir ez-Zor,” said Hadiya Khalaf Abbas as quoted by Al Mayadeen.
These statements appear to suggest that the conversation recorded by the Syrian government will definitively show coordination between the U.S. and ISIS against the Syrian military.
Indeed, during her visit to Iran, the head of the Syrian Parliament stated that, after the coalition airstrikes on Syrian government troops, the U.S. military directed the ISIS attack on the Syrian army that saw the terrorist organization temporarily gain territory surrounding Deir el-Zour.
If the claims of the Syrian officials quoted above are true, then we strongly encourage Syria to release the audio recordings for the world to hear.
That the United States has been responsible for the creation, support, direction, arming, and facilitation of ISIS has long been known in informed circles. However, an audio recording of cooperation between the U.S. and ISIS would effectively drive the last nail in the coffin of American credibility and any remaining semblance of honesty and logic in is “war on terror” that is, in reality, nothing but a “war of terror” against the world’s people.
If there was ever any doubt that the United States was supporting and protecting the most feared terrorist organization in the world, that doubt is now erased as a result of the U.S. strike on Syrian military forces in Deir al-Zour on September 17.
The attack took place as a battle between the Syrian military and ISIS forces was raging in Deir al-Zour when the United States swooped in with air strikes against Syrian military forces killing “dozens” of Syrian soldiers, allowing ISIS to advance. Some outlets put the death toll as high as 80 while others suggest 62 soldiers were killed.
The United States claims that it did not knowingly strike the Syrian military and that it confused the SAA with ISIS fighters. However, illegal violations of Syrian national sovereignty aside, claims that the United States could not decipher SAA forces from ISIS forces is hardly plausible since the former is easily identified by the fact that it is in battle with the latter.
The U.S. bombing all but ended the fragile “ceasefire” plan (terrorists never once abided by any obligation of the agreement) and prompted a war of words between Russian and American diplomats as well as an emergency United Nations Security Council Meeting.
Image Credit: TheFreeThoughtProject.com
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 850 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.
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26 Incredible Facts About The Economy That Every American Should Know For The Trump-Clinton Debate

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By Michael Snyder
Are you ready for the most anticipated presidential debate in decades?  It is being projected that Monday’s debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could potentially break the all-time record of 80 million viewers that watched Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter debate back in 1980.  Many Americans probably hope to see some personal fireworks between the two nominees, but the two candidates have both expressed a desire to focus on substantive issues.  There will likely be quite a few questions about the economy, and without a doubt this is an area where Trump and Clinton have some very sharp differences.  The mainstream media would have us believe that the U.S. economy is in pretty good shape, and if that was true that would seem to favor Clinton.  But is it actually true?  The following are 26 incredible facts about the economy that every American should know for the Trump-Clinton debate…
#1 When Barack Obama entered the White House, the U.S. government was 10.6 trillion dollars in debt.  Today, the U.S. government is 19.5 trillion dollars in debt, and Obama still has several months to go until the end of his second term.  That means that an average of more than 1.1 trillion dollars will be added to the national debt during his presidency.  We are stealing a tremendous amount of consumption from the future to make the economy look much, much better than it otherwise would be, and we are systematically destroying the future in the process.
#2 As Obama prepares to leave office, the rate at which we are adding to the national debt is actually increasing.  During the fiscal year that is just ending, the U.S. government has added another 1.36 trillion dollars to the national debt.
#3 It isn’t just the federal government that is on a massive debt binge.  Total U.S. corporate debt has nearly doubled since the end of 2007.
#4 Default rates on U.S. corporate debt are the highest that they have been since the last financial crisis.
#5 Corporate profits have fallen for five quarters in a row, and it is being projected that it will be six in a row once the final numbers for the third quarter come in.
#6 During the month of August, commercial bankruptcy filings were up 29 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
#7 The rate of new business formation in the United States dropped dramatically during the last recession and has hovered at that new lower level ever since.
#8 The Wall Street Journal says that this is the weakest “economic recovery” since 1949.
#9 Barack Obama is on track to be the only president in all of U.S. history to never have a single year when the U.S. economy grew by at least 3 percent.
#10 In August, the Cass Freight Index dipped to the lowest level that we have seen for that month since 2010.  What this means is that the total amount of stuff being shipped around the country by air, by rail and by truck is really dropping, and this is a clear sign that real economic activity is slowing down in a major way.
#11 Capital expenditure growth has turned negative, and history has shown that this is almost always followed by a new recession.

#12 The percentage of Americans with a full-time job has been sitting at about 48 percent since 2010.  You have to go back to 1983 to find a time when full-time employment in this country was so low. #13 The labor force participation rate peaked back in 1997 and has been steadily falling ever since.
#14 The “inactivity rate” for men in their prime working years is actually higher today than it was during the last recession.
#15 The United States has lost more than five million manufacturing jobs since the year 2000 even though our population has become much larger over that time frame.
#16 If you can believe it, the total number of government employees now outnumbers the total number of manufacturing employees in the United States by almost 10 million.
#17 One study found that median incomes have fallen in more than 80 percent of the major metropolitan areas in this country since the year 2000.
#18 According to the Social Security Administration, 51 percent of all American workers make less than $30,000 a year.
#19 The rate of homeownership in the U.S. has fallen every single year while Barack Obama has been in the White House.
#20 Approximately one out of every five young adults are currently living with their parents.
#21 The auto loan debt bubble recently surpassed the one trillion dollar mark for the first time ever.
#22 Auto loan delinquencies are at the highest level that we have seen since the last recession.
#23 In 1971, 61 percent of all Americans were considered to be “middle class,” but now middle class Americans have actually become a minority in this nation.
#24 One recent survey discovered that 62 percent of all Americans have less than $1,000 in savings.
#25 According to the Federal Reserve, 47 percent of all Americans could not even pay an unexpected $400 emergency room bill without borrowing the money from somewhere or selling something.
#26 The number of New Yorkers sleeping in homeless shelters just set a brand new record high, and the number of families permanently living in homeless shelters is up a whopping 60 percent over the past five years.
Despite all of the facts that you just read, the truth is that there is one particular group of people that have been doing quite well during the Obama years.  I really like how Charles Hugh Smith made this point in one of his recent articles
The top 5% of households that dominate government, Corporate America, finance, the Deep State and the media have been doing extraordinarily well during the past eight years of stock market bubble (oops, I mean boom) and “recovery,” and so they report that the economy is doing splendidly because they’ve done splendidly.
By recklessly creating money out of thin air and pumping it into the financial markets, the Federal Reserve has greatly enriched the elite, but they have also dramatically increased the gap between the very wealthy and the rest of us.  Since he has been in the White House during this time, Barack Obama has gotten the credit for this temporary stock market bubble, and most of the elite love Obama anyway.
But in the process the stage has been set for the greatest economic and financial implosion in U.S. history, and the pain that is coming is going to affect every man, woman and child in this country.
During the debate, Trump and Clinton will talk a lot about tinkering with tax rates and regulations, but those measures are essentially going to be meaningless when compared to the massive economic tsunami that is coming.  The next president is going to inherit the biggest economic problems that this nation has ever faced, and it is going to take a miracle of Biblical proportions to turn the U.S. economy in the right direction.
Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream and Economic Collapse Blog. Follow him on Twitter here.

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