5 Factors That Could Turn America Into Another Collapsed Empire

Many people have written about poor countries that have fallen apart. But rich nations fall apart, too. In fact, nations are just as likely to unravel after periods of prosperity as after periods of depression. The 2016 presidential campaign appears so bitter precisely because so many Americans worry that the “other” party’s candidate will annihilate the nation.

France To Deploy 3,000 Troops To Schools: "The Threat Is Real" Education Minister Says

France interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced France would deploy about 3,000 reserve troops, train school authorities and ramp up school anti-terror drills in case of attacks, its education and security ministers announced on Wednesday, a week before the start of a new academic year. "The threat is high, it is real," the French Education Minister Vallaud-Belkacem added.

Largest Saudi Bank Crashes To Record Low

Despite the exuberant rebound in the price of oil - and the hope that this means something other than an over-financialized commodity being short-squeezed by rumors - all is not well across the oil producers of the world. Having noted the record surge in default protection for Saudi Arabia (ahead of its looming debt deal), we note that National Commercial Bank's stock price has collapsed to record lows. This is Saudi Arabia's largest bank, and is often used as a proxy for the royal family's wealth...

Nigel Farage Cheers "Anti-Establishment" Victory At Trump Rally - Live Feed

(In)famous British politician Nigel Farage will address a Trump rally in Mississippi tonight, telling "the story of the Brexit campaign," explaining to the audience "how the anti-establishment can beat the establishment." While Farage is not expected to directly endorse Trump, Sky reports that the Brexiteer railed against the political classes on local Mississipe radio today, and compared Mr Trump's popularity with the "silent majority" of the British people who voted for Brexit.

Total Societal Collapse: What The Media Isn't Telling You About Venezuela

"In the coming months, this story of societal collapse will likely force its way into the mainstream. Food shelves haven’t been restocked, the police haven’t restored order, and the food lines continue to grow. The faith in the State that was the cornerstone of stability under Hugo Chavez has been completely eroded."

US Admits Syria Bombing "May Have" Killed Civilians

"...what appeared to be a non-military vehicle drove into the target area after the weapon was released from the aircraft. The vehicle's occupants may have perished as a result of the strike..."

The "Philippines' Donald Trump" Surprises Critics By Unleashing "Long-Term Economic Boom"

With statements like "I don't give a shit about... the son of a bitch United Nations", calling the US ambassador to his country an "Annoying, homosexual, son of a bitch" and even joking about gang rape, not to mention his radical policies including the killing of hundreds of drug dealers, the Philippines new president Rodrigo Duterte quickly got the nickname of the "Philippines' Donald Trump." More importantly, he is also seen as unleashing an unexpected "economic boom" success story.

Barack Obama May Have Finally Destroyed America's #1 Advantage

Abuse. Deceit. Extortion. Not exactly great ways to win friends and influence people. It’s as if Barack Obama pulled together the smartest guys he could find to make a list of all the ways the US government would have to screw up in order to lose its enormous financial privilege… and then he went out and did ALL of them.

On The Bizarre Media Blackout Of Hacked George Soros Documents

Leaked documents released a few days ago provide juicy insider details of how a fabulously rich businessman has been using his money to influence elections in Europe, underwrite an extremist group, target U.S. citizens who disagreed with him, dictate foreign policy, and try to sway a Supreme Court ruling, among other things. Pretty compelling stuff, right? Not if it involves leftist billionaire George Soros. In this case, the mainstream press couldn't care less.

Germany Debates Putting "Troops On Streets" To Protect Against Terrorism

One day after Merkel government was considering "bringing back nationwide conscription in times of crisis", such as situations in which the country needs to "defend NATO’s external borders", strongly hinting at the possibility of a future war, which followed this weekend's shocking announcement that Germans should prepare to stockpile several days of food and water "in case of an attack of catastrophe", today Germany debates putting troops on streets to protect against ISIS.