Thursday , 22 August 2019

Finance

Super Bowl Doesn’t Hold A Candle To The Biggest Game In Soccer

As Americans watched what they consider the biggest sporting event of the year, the 53rd Super Bowl, the rest of the world couldn’t care less. Well that may be a bit harsh, but, as Statista’s Felix Richter notes, from an American perspective it’s easy to overestimate the global appeal of the biggest game in (American) football. Speaking of football, soccer, ... Read More »

Turkey’s Big Nuclear Energy Ambitions

Authored by Viktor Katona via Oilprice.com, Turkey’s elusive quest for harnessing nuclear energy dates back to times which most of us perceive only through the black-and-white footage of 1950s and stories of our parents and grandparents. Launched by President Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace program, it took off steadily as by 1956 Turkey already boasted a reactor research facility not far ... Read More »

Cops Fine Man Protesting Facial Recognition Scan

A UK man was fined £90 ($117) after he refused to be scanned by facial recognition camera by obscuring his face, according to The Independent.  “He simply pulled up the top of his jumper over the bottom of his face, put his head down and walked past,” said Silkie Carlo, director of Big Brother Watch, who added that at least one man ... Read More »

Back To The Dear Old Cold War

Authored by Eric Margolis, President Donald Trump and the neocon-sofa-samurais who surround him seem determined to pick a fight with China or Russia, or both at the same time… Later this month, the US and China are due to try to end their long-running trade war which has damaged the economies of both nations. At the heart of the trade ... Read More »

How Crack Funded A CIA War: Gary Webb Interview On The Contras And Ronald Reagan

Investigative journalist Robert Parry credits Gary Webb for being responsible for the following government investigations into the Reagan-Bush administration’s conduct of the Contra war: On December 10, 1996, Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block announced the conclusion of his investigation into the issue, publishing a summary of the investigation at a press conference. He announced at the press conference that ... Read More »

Appeals Court: Police Don’t Need A Reason To Place Americans On ‘Suspicious Person’ List

Via MassPrivateI.com, Day by day, year by year our justice system proves the Constitution has essentially become worthless… Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California ruled that police do not need a reason to place a person on the Suspicious Person List. The ruling explains how President George W. Bush created fusion centers whose primary mission was to identify “suspicious Americans.” In ... Read More »

Washington Resurrected The Arms Race: PCR

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, The meetings in Beijing during January 30-31 between Washington, Russia, China, France and the UK apparently failed to preserve the commitment to prohibit intermediate range nuclear weapons. Washington stuck to its determination to withdraw from the historic agreement of Reagan and Gorbachev to destroy all land-based intermediate range nuclear missiles. This US withdrawal from a ... Read More »

Maduro Rejects Election “Ultimatums”, Warns Trump Will Leave White House “Stained With Blood” If Venezuela Invaded

Less than  twenty-four hours  after telling thousands of supporters that he “agreed” and was “committed to holding parliamentary elections this year,” as demanded by the National Assembly…  “They (the opposition) want to bring forward elections, let’s have elections,” he said defiantly just ahead of the Sunday deadline set by European nations to hold fresh presidential elections, though he stopped short of any reference ... Read More »

ICE Snags Hundreds Of Illegals With “Pay To Stay” Scheme

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) netted hundreds of illegal immigrants after setting up a fake university, according to the The Detroit News.  The University of Farmington had no staff, no instructors, no curriculum and no classes but was utilized by undercover Homeland Security agents to identify people involved in immigration fraud, according to federal grand jury indictments unsealed Wednesday. Eight student recruiters were charged with ... Read More »

Bottom 5 “Sinkhole” Cities: New York, Chicago Lead The Way

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, 63 out of America’s largest 75 cities can’t pay their bills, acquired $330 billion in unfunded debt. Via a report on Watchdog, analysis of the 75 most populous cities in the U.S., shows that 63 of them can’t pay their bills. The total amount of unfunded debt among them is nearly $330 billion. Most of ... Read More »