To remove Andrew Jackson's portrait from the front of the $20 bill, and replace it with Tubman’s, is affirmative action that approaches the absurd.
In a rare show of bipartisanship, President Obama and top Republicans in Congress have come together to shield Americans from knowing the truth about who was behind the 9/11 terror attacks, which took the lives of 2996 people in 2001. However strange it is for neoconservative members of Congress to agree with Obama on anything, there is no doubt the issue must be serious if it warrants this level of partnership.
If Obama was seeking to infuriate even more people, or to push the odds of Brexit even higher with the Op-Ed he posted yesterday ahead of his London visit, he may have succeeded. Responding to President Obama's "Just Say No" to Brexit Op-Ed, the Mayor of London - Tory big-hitter Boris Johnson - bites back at the "part-Kenyan's ancestral dislike of the British Empire", exclaiming that America would never surrender so much power to Brussels -"It is incoherent. It is inconsistent, and yes it is downright hypocritical." Conjuring Churchillian patriotism, the controversial comments from the outspoken Brit conclude, the benefits of Brexit mean "we can thrive as never before – and therefore be even better and more valuable allies of the United States."
President Obama Explains To The Brits Why They Should Vote For An Undemocratic Super-State - Live FeedSubmitted by Tyler Durden on 04/22/2016 11:46 -0400
The Obama Apology Tour rolls on... as we detailed previously, despite vehement opposition from the British public and 100s of members of parliament, President Obama opined on Brexit - urging his "brothers in blood" to exercise their democratic right to vote No to Brexit and vote Yes to an Undemocratic Super-State. Side by side with his old friend David Cameron - who he just blamed for Libya's demise - this press conference should be fun...
You know the British establishment is in full panic mode when not only do they allow President Obama to visit the nation just a month after he threw Cameron "distracted by other things" and his European neighbors under the bus over the collapse of Libya, but, despite 100 members of Parliament signing a letter telling Obama "not to interfere" with Britain's domestic affairs, The Telegraph prints an Op-Ed in which the lame-duck president lords it over the British citizenry with a veiled threat that should they "his friends" leave Europe, the "special relationship" could be in jeopardy as "now is a time for friends and allies to stick together."
This won't be awkward at all...
According to a US memo, known as Document 17, which was written by two US investigators examining the possible roles of foreign governments in the attacks, there is an explicit link between one of the alleged September 11 terrorist, Ghassan Al-Sharbi, a member of Al Qaeda, and Saudi Arabia: his US flight certificate was in an envelope from the Saudi embassy in Washington. Think of "Document 17" as an alternative to the "28 pages", which as Congressman Thomas Massie, who did read them said "I had to stop every couple of pages ... to rearrange my understanding of history."
"The major issues that both parties and their candidates agree upon include: the central bank’s monetary policy; welfarism; federal government involvement in education and medicine; the drug war; privacy abuse; preemptive war; foreign interventionism; and the US as the policeman of the world with increased spending for the military. The 2016 election won’t make any difference in any of these areas. The American people continue to be deceived into believing elections are serious affairs that affect our future. The Deep State will remain in charge regardless of the outcome and few will even be aware of the invisible fist that rules over us."
U.S. officials have warned of “diplomatic and economic fallout from the [looming 9/11] legislation.” So what sort of economic fallout do they envision? Part of the concern is no doubt related to the impact on global financial markets from a Saudi fire sale, but there’s a potentially even bigger concern at play. Specifically, Saudi Arabia pays Washington insiders an exorbitant amount of money to put the monarchy’s interests ahead of what’s best for the American people.
While Congress is scrambling to sweep the recently introduced Bipartisan bill that would allow US families to sue Saudi Arabia for Sept 11, Barack Obama has just landed in Saudi Arabia to reassure his close ally that all is under control.
UnitedHealth made its divorce with Obamacare complete when it announed plans to exit most of the Affordable Care Act state exchanges where it currently operates by 2017. During a conference call with analysts Tuesday, CEO Stephen Hemsley noted that "next year we will remain in only a handful of states."
Moments ago a member of the Obama administration made a stunning admission, when for the first time ever, Deputy National Security Adviser For Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes, admitted revealed on the record that the Saudis were the original source of funding for Al Qaeda: "A lot of the money, the seed money if you will, for what became Al Qaeda, came out of Saudi Arabia."
The Fed’s response to its failures is to find new ways to pump money into the economy. Hence the Fed is actually considering implementing “negative interest rates.” Negative interest rates are a hidden tax on savings. Negative interest rates may create the short-term illusion of growth, but, by discouraging savings, they will cause tremendous long-term economic damage. The Fed can only keep the wolves at bay with promises of future rate increases for so long before its polices cause a major dollar crisis.
“Saudi Arabia appears to be blackmailing the US, saying it would sell off American assets worth a 12-digit figure sum in dollars if Congress passes a bill allowing the Saudi Government to be held responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.” To say that this threat from the Sauds is just “another sign of the escalating tensions between Saudi Arabia and the United States” seems like saying that a neighbor’s threat to bomb your house would constitute just “another sign of escalating tensions” between you and your neighbor.
Saudi Arabia Threatens To Liquidate Its Treasury Holdings If Congress Probes Its Role In Sept 11 AttacksSubmitted by Tyler Durden on 04/17/2016 09:13 -0400
Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration and members of Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets held by the kingdom if Congress passes a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.