There's no masking the facts. As Reuters reports, one Chinese factory is expecting Donald Trump to beat his likely U.S. presidential rival Hilary Clinton in the popularity stakes..."I think in 2016 this mask will completely sell out," said factory manager Jacky Chen, indicating a Trump mask.
during a joint press conference with Tsipras in Greece, Putin warned Romania and Poland they could find themselves in the sights of Russian rockets because they are hosting elements of a U.S. missile shield that Moscow considers a threat to its security. "If yesterday in those areas of Romania people simply did not know what it means to be in the cross-hairs, then today we will be forced to carry out certain measures to ensure our security."
Is there any hope for our country as long as the vast majority of the population is continually plugging themselves into this enormous "propaganda matrix"?
By now we all know that Goldman Sachs is the gift that keeps on giving to the Clintons. Whether it's paying millions out for speeches, investing in family member's failing hedge fund ventures, or donating hundreds of thousands to the Clinton Foundation, Goldman seems to be keeping a close relationship with the family. But, with The Intercept dogging Hillary's every move seeking uncomfortable truths to awkward questions, perhaps the gift of Goldman is now a growing inconvenience on the campaign trail.
This is what happens when politicians think they are smarter than the great unwashed whom they rule over.
When it comes to Wall Street cover page superstitions, nothing beats the Barron's front page article jinx: just when you think something will never happen, Barron's confirms it on the cover, virtually assuring that it does. In which case, be afraid bulls, be very afraid, because if past is prologue Barron's just green-lit the next crash.
According to Lewis Lukens, a veteran 27-year foreign service officer at the State Department who served as the deputy executive secretary Clinton did not use a password to protect her stand-alone computer from unwanted intruders such as hackers. During the deposition, Lukens volunteered that the stand-alone computer adjacent to her suite did not have a password for protection “She wouldn’t have had a password.” Bekesha asked, astonished, “So the computer would have just been open and be able to use without going through any security features?” “Correct,” Lukens replied.
"I wouldn't know the man if he sat in the chair next to me..." Then explain this...
Spurious promises of equal outcomes implicitly rely on begging, theft, and the coercive power of the sociopathic, psychopathic scam. There has never yet been a government in which the government, especially ones devoted to “equality,” did not become, in Orwell’s words, “more equal” than its begging and enslaved citizenry. Keep that in mind the next time you hear a blowhard bastard bloviating bromides about the beauty and nobility of “service.” You’re to be served... as the next course.
Federal investigators revealed another blow to Detroit Public Schools this week. Meet Carolyn StarkeyDarden - the system’s former grant-development director - who has just been charged on suspicion of obtaining nearly $1.3 million by lying about children’s tutoring services. As The Burning Platform's Jim Quinn rages, this is called the “No School Administrator Left Behind” Program.
We showed you the "bored" Chinese workers who traded commodity futures for excitement - Now, it's time to meet North America's oil day-traders... moms-and millenials. The recent volatility in crude oil has gotten the attention of people who do not list trading as their day job, but are randomly attempting to day trade oil anyway...“I just thought, let’s throw a couple of hundred dollars in it...and try it out...I just enjoy the risk and the thrill of the market in general.”
"These changes are a major policy shift that will impact Americans’ digital security, expand the government’s surveillance powers and pose serious Fourth Amendment questions. Part of the problem is the simple fact that both the American public and security experts know so little about how the government goes about hacking a computer to search it." By failing to act, Congress is once again demonstrating that it is not just useless, it’s also dangerously corrupt and incompetent.
"Certain countries outside the region frequently show its military strength in the South China Sea area and this is actually the greatest threat to peace and stability... We urge them to stop stirring up a storm in a teapot and stop sowing seeds of discord..."
Democracy in America, we ask: is it our destiny, or political curse, to have to choose between the lesser of two evils at election time? Why? Are we terminally incapable of acknowledging a fundamental truth: that democracy will never take hold until we change the undemocratic process that keep us in chains... and learn to govern ourselves, selflessly, for the welfare of all?