en WTI Tumbles To $48 Handle After Iraq, Iran "Deadlock": OPEC Admits "It's Getting Complicated" <p><strong><em>"It is getting complicated...every day there is a new issue coming up,"</em></strong> one OPEC delegate said this morning as it is clearly becoming harder to keep the smoke and mirrors jawboning of a possible cut/freeze alive in the face of a reality that is very clearly enunciated by Russia's energy minister, <strong><em>"any output freeze could be offset by a quick recovery in US shale oil output." </em></strong>In other words, why bother with a freeze at all.. which is exactly what Iran and Iraq just said...</p> <ul> <li><strong>IRAQ AND IRAN REFUSE TO FREEZE OUTPUT - SOURCES</strong></li> <li><strong>*IRAQ, IRAN SAY OPEC UNDERESTIMATES THEIR PRODUCTION: DJ</strong></li> <li><strong>*OPEC MTG SAID DEADLOCKED AS IRAQ, IRAN DISPUTE DATA: DJ</strong></li> </ul> <p>The reaction is clear, disappointment.</p> <p><img src="" width="600" height="323" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>And now that the machines have run $50 stops twice in 2 days, we suspect there is little ammo left to keep the dream alive.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_teaser" width="1796" height="966" alt="" src="" /> </div> </div> </div> Iran Iraq OPEC Reality recovery Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:55:25 +0000 Tyler Durden 576046 at Paul Ryan Issues Statement On FBI Reopening Of Hillary Clinton Probe <p>In the chaotic aftermath of the FBI's announcement that it is reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton's server, moments ago House speaker Paul Ryan decided to once again get involved actively in the presidential race, and issued the following statement:</p> <blockquote><div class="quote_start"> <div></div> </div> <div class="quote_end"> <div></div> </div> <p>"Yet again, Hillary Clinton has nobody but herself to blame. She was entrusted with some of our nation's most important secrets, and she betrayed that trust by carelessly mishandling highly classified information. This decision, long overdue, is the result of her reckless use of a private email server, and her refusal to be forthcoming with federal investigators.<strong> I renew my call for the Director of National Intelligence to suspend all classified briefings for Secretary Clinton until this matter is fully resolved."</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">BREAKING NEWS ? The FBI is reopening its investigation into Secretary Hillary Clinton.</p> <p>My full statement ? <a href=""></a></p> <p>— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) <a href="">October 28, 2016</a></p></blockquote> <script src="//"></script><p>And Donald Trump wasted not time at all to chime in too, saying the FBI news shows the system may not be "rigged" and that the FBI probe is "bigger than watergate."</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_teaser" width="645" height="363" alt="" src="" /> </div> </div> </div> Donald Trump FBI national intelligence Twitter Twitter Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:52:06 +0000 Tyler Durden 576045 at A Presidency From Hell? <p><a href=""><em>Submitted by Patrick Buchanan via,</em></a></p> <p><u><em><strong>Should Donald Trump surge from behind to win, he would likely bring in with him both houses of Congress.</strong></em></u></p> <p>Much of his agenda &mdash; tax cuts, deregulation, border security, deportation of criminals here illegally, repeal of Obamacare, appointing justices like Scalia, unleashing the energy industry &mdash; could be readily enacted.</p> <p>On new trade treaties with China and Mexico, Trump might need economic nationalists in Bernie Sanders&rsquo; party to stand with him, as free-trade Republicans stood by their K-Street contributors.</p> <p>Still, compatible agendas and GOP self-interest could transcend personal animosities and make for a successful four years.</p> <p><em><u><strong>But consider what a Hillary Clinton presidency would be like.</strong></u></em></p> <p><strong>She would enter office as the least-admired president in history,</strong> without a vision or a mandate. She would take office with two-thirds of the nation believing she is untruthful and untrustworthy.</p> <p>Reports of poor health and lack of stamina may be exaggerated. Yet she moves like a woman her age. Unlike Ronald Reagan, her husband, Bill, and President Obama, she is not a natural political athlete and lacks the personal and rhetorical skills to move people to action.</p> <p>She makes few mistakes as a debater, but she is often shrill &mdash; when she is not boring. Trump is right: Hillary Clinton is tough as a $2 steak. But save for those close to her, she appears not to be a terribly likable person.</p> <p>Still, such attributes, or the lack of them, do not assure a failed presidency. James Polk, no charmer, was a one-term president, but a great one, victorious in the Mexican War, annexing California and the Southwest, negotiating a fair division of the Oregon territory with the British.</p> <p><strong>Yet the hostility Clinton would face the day she takes office would almost seem to ensure four years of pure hell.</strong></p> <p><u><strong>The reason: her credibility, or rather her transparent lack of it.</strong></u></p> <p>Consider.</p> <blockquote><div class="quote_start"><div></div></div><div class="quote_end"><div></div></div><p><strong><em>Because the tapes revealed he did not tell the full truth about when he learned about Watergate, Richard Nixon was forced to resign.</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In the Iran-Contra affair, Reagan faced potential impeachment charges, until ex-security adviser John Poindexter testified that Reagan told the truth when he said he had not known of the secret transfer of funds to the Nicaraguan Contras.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u><strong>Bill Clinton was impeached &mdash; for lying.</strong></u></p> </blockquote> <p>White House scandals, as Nixon said in Watergate, are almost always rooted in mendacity &mdash; not the misdeed, but the cover-up, the lies, the perjury, the obstruction of justice that follow.</p> <p><u><strong>And here Hillary Clinton seems to have an almost insoluble problem.</strong></u></p> <p>She has testified for hours to FBI agents investigating why and how her server was set up and whether secret information passed through it.</p> <p><strong>Forty times during her FBI interrogation, Clinton said she could not or did not recall.</strong> This writer has friends who went to prison for telling a grand jury, &ldquo;I can&rsquo;t recall.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>After studying her testimony and the contents of her emails, FBI Director James Comey virtually accused Clinton of lying.</strong></p> <p>Moreover, thousands of emails were erased from her server, even after she had reportedly been sent a subpoena from Congress to retain them.</p> <p>During her first two years as secretary of state, half of her outside visitors were contributors to the Clinton Foundation.</p> <p><strong>Yet there was not a single quid pro quo, Clinton tells us.</strong></p> <p>Yesterday&rsquo;s newspapers exploded with reports of how Bill Clinton aide Doug Band raised money for the Clinton Foundation, and then hit up the same corporate contributors to pay huge fees for Bill&rsquo;s speeches.</p> <p><em>What were the corporations buying if not influence? What were the foreign contributors buying, if not influence with an ex-president, and a secretary of state and possible future president?</em></p> <p><em>Did none of the big donors receive any official favors?</em></p> <p><em><strong>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s a lot of smoke and there&rsquo;s no fire,&rdquo; says Hillary Clinton.</strong></em></p> <p><strong>Perhaps, but there seems to be more smoke every day.</strong></p> <p><u><strong>If once or twice in her hours of testimony to the FBI, grand jury or before Congress, Clinton were proven to have lied, her Justice Department would be obligated to name a special prosecutor, as was Nixon&rsquo;s.</strong></u></p> <p>And, with the election over, the investigative reporters of the adversary press, Pulitzers beckoning, would be cut loose to go after her.</p> <p><strong>The Republican House is already gearing up for investigations that could last deep into Clinton&rsquo;s first term.</strong></p> <p>There is a vast trove of public and sworn testimony from Hillary, about the server, the emails, the erasures, the Clinton Foundation. Now, thanks to WikiLeaks, there are tens of thousands of emails to sift through, and perhaps tens of thousands more to come.</p> <p><em><strong>What are the odds that not one contains information that contradicts her sworn testimony? </strong></em>Cong. Jim Jordan contends that Clinton may already have perjured herself.</p> <p>And as the full-court press would begin with her inauguration, Clinton would have to deal with the Syrians, Russians, Taliban, North Koreans and Xi Jinping in the South China Sea &mdash; and with Bill Clinton wandering around the White House with nothing to do.</p> <p><strong>This election is not over. But if Hillary Clinton wins, a truly hellish presidency could await her, and us.</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_teaser" width="204" height="135" alt="" src="" /> </div> </div> </div> Bernie Sanders China Donald Trump FBI Mexico None Obamacare President Obama Testimony White House Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:29:23 +0000 Tyler Durden 576044 at Clinton Struggles To Contain WikiLeaks Damage As Voters Grow Weary Of The Constant Scandals <p>As we draw closer to election day, polling data, rigged or not, certainly seems to indicate that the presidential race is tightening.&nbsp; In fact, just last weekend ABC released a poll that drew huge media attention on the Sunday talk show circuit as it showed Hillary opening up a 12-point national lead.&nbsp; Now, just a few days later, that exact same poll shows only a 5-point lead.&nbsp; T<strong>hat data seemingly proves one of two things, either the polls are indeed &quot;rigged&quot; to show a desired outcome or the daily drip of WikiLeaks emails is finally starting to take a toll on the Clinton campaign.</strong></p> <p>But the ABC poll isn&#39;t the only one tightening with most of the recent polls from the <a href="">Real Clear Politics</a> average showing only a modest lead for Hillary.</p> <p><a href=""><img alt="Polls" height="297" src="" width="600" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A similar tightening of the polls is occurring in Florida...</p> <p><a href=""><img alt="Polls" height="337" src="" width="600" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>And even in Michigan, which has been a long-time democrat stronghold.</p> <p><a href=""><img alt="Polls" height="159" src="" width="600" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As <a href="">The Hill</a> points out, the damage from the daily barrage of WikiLeaks dumps may be finally starting to take their toll on voters.</p> <blockquote><div class="quote_start"><div></div></div><div class="quote_end"><div></div></div><p><strong>Hillary Clinton has failed to effectively contain the damage</strong> from the release of thousands of campaign chairman John Podesta&rsquo;s personal emails, giving new ammunition to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The fallout from the daily releases have raised concerns among Democrats that even if Clinton is elected president, <strong>the controversy will follow her into the White House.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Anyone with an Internet connection can dig into the thousands of pages of emails</strong>, which have revealed infighting among Clinton&rsquo;s top advisers, as well as new details about the millions of dollars flowing into the Clinton&rsquo;s charitable foundation and personal bank accounts.</p> </blockquote> <p>Meanwhile, the mainstream press, after seemingly concluding that this race is a done deal, has finally decided they can no longer ignore the Clinton scandals.&nbsp;</p> <blockquote><div class="quote_start"><div></div></div><div class="quote_end"><div></div></div><p><strong>CNN&rsquo;s Jake Tapper called the Wikileaks revelation around Brazile &ldquo;horrifying.&rdquo;</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&ldquo;Let me go to bottom line: There is no way under any circumstance the Clinton Foundation should not be operating if she becomes president,&quot; Chuck Todd,</strong> moderator of NBC&#39;s Meet the Press, told WGN Radio in Chicago on Thursday. &ldquo;I just don&#39;t see how they can keep that going.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;She&#39;s got an opportunity, again, if she doesn&#39;t do half measures here, if they shut it down to at least limit the political damage,&rdquo; he said.</p> </blockquote> <p>Even Chris Matthews, who famously got the &quot;thrill up his leg&quot; listening to Obama speak back in 2008, admits that the &quot;thrill is gone&quot; with Hillary who will bring in <strong>&quot;train loads of contributors&quot; and &quot;charge them by the hour&quot; to sit in the Lincoln bedroom.</strong> &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <blockquote><div class="quote_start"><div></div></div><div class="quote_end"><div></div></div><p><strong>&quot;People don&rsquo;t change because we swear them into the White House. They become that person big-time.</strong> And the Clintons were raising money like this hand over hand, hand over fist, back in 1996, using&mdash;we called it Motel 6. They were hoarding them in, pulling them in by train loads of contributors and then letting them sit in the Lincoln bedroom for a while and charging them by the hour. <strong>You can still vote for Hillary Clinton, but remember, you&rsquo;re getting this as part of the package, because that&rsquo;s been their pattern.&rdquo;</strong></p> </blockquote> <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="337" scrolling="no" src=";widgetId=1&amp;trackingGroup=69016&amp;playlistId=19132&amp;siteSection=breitbart&amp;videoId=31569144" width="600"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>And, the Trump campaign will continue to hammer on the daily WikiLeaks dumps through election day.</p> <blockquote><div class="quote_start"><div></div></div><div class="quote_end"><div></div></div><p>&ldquo;The more e-mails Wikileaks releases, the more<strong> the lines between the Clinton Foundation, the Secretary of State&rsquo;s office, and the Clintons&rsquo; personal finances are blurred,&rdquo;</strong> Trump said at a campaign stop in Ohio on Thursday.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&ldquo;If the Clintons were willing to play this fast and loose with their criminal enterprise when they weren&rsquo;t in the White House, just imagine what they will do if they are given the chance to use the Oval Office to pad their pockets.&rdquo;</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>Of course, with 11 days left until the election there is still plenty of time for new scandals...somehow we suspect the surprises aren&#39;t over.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_teaser" width="470" height="246" alt="" src="" /> </div> </div> </div> Donald Trump Florida Meet The Press Michigan NBC Ohio White House Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:10:50 +0000 Tyler Durden 576019 at Trump Hopes "Justice Will Finally Be Done" As FBI Reopens Probe Into Hillary Clinton Emails <p>Update: Sentiment is taking a beating after the news that The FBI is reopening the case...</p> <p><a href=""><img src="" width="600" height="446" /></a></p> <p>Donald Trump has opined:</p> <ul> <li><strong>*TRUMP SAYS HE NOW HAS `GREAT RESPECT' FOR FBI, DOJ</strong></li> <li><strong>*TRUMP ON FBI NEWS: `PERHAPS FINALLY JUSTICE WILL BE DONE'</strong></li> <li><strong>*TRUMP: FBI WILL RIGHT THE SHIP</strong></li> <li><strong>*TRUMP SAYS FBI NEWS SHOWS SYSTEM MAY NOT BE `RIGGED'</strong></li> </ul> <p>*&nbsp; *&nbsp; *</p> <p>As we detailed earlier, in a stunning development moments ago Jason Chaffetz tweeted that the FBI's probe into Hillary Clinton emails has been reopened: saying that "<strong>The FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation</strong>." </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">FBI Dir just informed me, "The FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation." Case reopened</p> <p>— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) <a href="">October 28, 2016</a></p></blockquote> <script src="//"></script><p>After being briefed by his investigative team, Comey "agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to asses their importance to our investigation."&nbsp; Comey said he could not predict how long it would take the bureau to assess whether the new emails are "significant."&nbsp; </p> <p>Moments later, NBC News reported that the agency was reopening the investigation and shared a letter from FBI director James Comey informing key lawmakers of the investigation..<span>&nbsp;</span><span>.</span></p> <blockquote><div class="quote_start"> <div></div> </div> <div class="quote_end"> <div></div> </div> <p><strong>“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation,”</strong> Comey wrote.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>“I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information,” </strong></em>Comey wrote</p> </blockquote> <p>The full letter to members of Congress, in which FBI director James Comey said the agency had "learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation" in connection with an unrelated case, is shown below.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">BIG: The FBI is reopening its investigation into <a href="">@HillaryClinton</a>'s email server. Here's the letter from the FBI to Congress: <a href=""></a></p> <p>— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) <a href="">October 28, 2016</a></p></blockquote> <script src="//"></script><p>While we seek more information, the Mexian Peso has just crashed in reaction to the news.</p> <p><a href=""><img src="" width="600" height="313" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>And stocks have erased any gains for the day.</p> <p><a href=""><img src="" width="600" height="314" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>And Bonds &amp; Bullion safe havens are bid for now.</p> <p><a href=""><img src="" width="600" height="316" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Charts: Bloomberg</em></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_teaser" width="1500" height="159" alt="" src="" /> </div> </div> </div> Donald Trump FBI NBC Twitter Twitter Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:07:30 +0000 Tyler Durden 576043 at US Oil Rig Count Declines For First Time In 4 Months <p><strong>For the first time in 4 months, the US Oil Rig Count declined last week (down 2 to 441) </strong>as the total rig count rose 4 to 557 (gas rigs up 6). Oil remains above the $49.00 level for now.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=""><img alt="" src="" style="width: 600px; height: 309px;" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>While US Crude Production has stagnated around 8.5mm barrels/day, the lagged pick up in the oil rig count suggests production is set to rise notably soon...</p> <p><a href=""><img height="315" src="" width="600" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Charts: Bloomberg</em></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_teaser" width="959" height="503" alt="" src="" /> </div> </div> </div> Crude Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:06:10 +0000 Tyler Durden 576042 at CLiNToN FouNDaTioN 419... <p><a href="" title="CLINTON 419"><img src="" alt="CLINTON 419" width="840" height="782" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></a></p> <script src="//"></script> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:52:56 +0000 williambanzai7 576041 at In Latest Blow To US, Malaysia Will Buy Navy Vessels From China <p>Having largely lost long-time ally Philippines as an anchor to US foreign policy in the Pacific rim, a loss which comes at a critical time for the US just as China is aggressively expanding its territorial ambitions in the South China Sea, Washington is set to lose another key ally, and a critical one at that: as Reuters <a href="">reports</a>, in a "<em>blow to the US</em>", Malaysia's corrupt Prime Minister Najib Razak, whose involvement in the 1MBD scandal has been extensively reported by the WSJ for over a year now, will sign a contract to purchase Littoral Mission Ships from China when he visits Beijing next week, according to a Facebook posting by the country's Ministry of Defense.</p> <p>The text of a speech to be delivered by Malaysian defense minister Hishammuddin Hussein appears to have been accidentally posted on Facebook on Tuesday, but was later removed after Reuters asked a defence ministry spokesman for comment. </p> <p>The purchase of the patrol vessels, if it proceeds, would be Malaysia's first significant defence deal with China and comes amid rising tensions in the South China Sea and as the United States and China compete for influence in the region. It would also be the latest, if far more nuanced, pivot away from a US sphere of inluence in the region since Philippines' Duterte said he was severing ties with the US last week.</p> <p>China's foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Friday he was "unclear on the specifics of the situation". But responding to a Reuters question at the daily ministry briefing he noted China and Malaysia "continue to cooperate and communicate regularly across all spheres". </p> <p>Why the diplomatic fallout between the US and Malaysia? </p> <p>One reason, <a href="">as we noted last weekend</a>, is that thanks to the Podesta leaks, we got a glimpse into the real reason for the TPP, which was to appease countries such as Malaysia and prevent them from shifting to a pro-Chinese trade sphere. As a <a href="">Soros memo revealed</a>, "<strong>Malaysia received more TPP carve-outs than any other TPP member country.</strong>" However, now that the TPP appears to be in jeopardy, any leverage the US may have had with Razak has been put on hiatus and gives Kuala Lumpur a green light to pursue Beijing and see just what they have to counteroffer.</p> <p>A more acute reason is that Malaysia's ties with the US were substantially strained after the Department of Justice filed lawsuits linked to a money-laundering investigation at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), which Najib founded and had overseen as chairman of its advisory council. </p> <p>So, feeling betrayed by his former close golfing buddy, Barack Obama, Najib is traveling to China on Sunday for a week-long visit to see just what Beijing's proposal is.</p> <p><a href=""><img src="" width="502" height="376" /></a></p> <p>"On November 5, 2016, the Defence Ministry will sign a contract for the procurement of Littoral Mission Ships (LMS) with SASTIND (the State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense), which is an important part of the schedule during the Prime Minister's official visit to China," the Facebook post quotes Hishammuddin saying. </p> <p>As <a href="">Reuters adds</a>, a defence ministry spokesman declined to comment and the prime minister's office did not immediately respond to requests for comment. </p> <p>What Malaysia will allegely purchase from China are Littoral Mission Ships, fast patrol vessels that can be equipped with a helicopter flight deck and carry missiles. They are primarily used for coastal security, maritime patrol and surveillance, but can also be deployed for disaster relief and search and rescue operations. </p> <p><strong>Malaysia could buy up to 10 of the littoral mission ships at a cost of approximately 300 million ringgit ($71.43 million) each</strong>, said Lam Choong Wah, senior fellow at REFSA, a Malaysia research institute. He is also the author of a book on Malaysian military capability. It is very possible that China will provide the loans for the purchase, serving as a regional Ex-Im bank.</p> <p>China claims most of the South China Sea as its territory. But Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have rival claims to parts of the waterway, which commands strategic sea lanes which carry some $5 trillion worth of trade a year. Of course, providing both Philippines and Malaysia with military equipment will assure their continued compliance with any territorial expansions by China, despite Washington's loud protests.</p> <p>Meanwhile, as relations between the US and Malaysia have deteriorated, ties between Malaysia and China reached a new peak in December when China came to Najib's rescue with a $2.3 billion deal to buy assets of scandal-hit state fund 1MDB, helping ease Najib's concern over the firm's mounting debt. Najib is traveling with dozens of government leaders and business people to China. In a statement on Wednesday, he said Malaysia was committed to strengthening friendship with China and pushing ties to "new highs".</p> <p>Najib's visit follows that of the Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte, who announced the country's "separation" from the United States and signed a raft of memoranda of understanding for Chinese investment in the country.</p> <p>And as Malaysia joins the new Asian axis, which involves China and the Philippines, and perhaps Russia, the US is finding itself with increasingly fewer allies: "the push to strengthen China ties come after July lawsuits filed by the U.S. Justice Department implicating Najib in a money-laundering scandal", Reuters notes. The lawsuits allege over $3.5 billion was misappropriated from 1MDB, some of which ended up with a 'Malaysian Official 1,' identified later by U.S. and Malaysian authorities as Najib.</p> <p>Confirming the strategic rationale behind the move, Lam Choong Wah added that "the <strong>truth is we could have bought these from a number of countries</strong>. But China is <strong>the only country that has provided political support for Malaysia during the 1MDB scandal</strong>. <strong>This is payback for that political support.</strong>"</p> <p>It appears that Joe Biden, <a href="">Clinton's Secretary of State</a> will be very busy undoing what is rapidly becoming the worst Asian "balance of power" strategic mess in decades, assuming of course that Hillary gets elected.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_teaser" width="840" height="630" alt="" src="" /> </div> </div> </div> Barack Obama China Department of Justice Joe Biden Reuters Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:38:26 +0000 Tyler Durden 576039 at Volcker the Vulture Points to U.S. ‘Debt Problem’ <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 13.3333px; line-height: 17.3333px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, Verdana, sans-serif;">Hold your </span><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, Verdana, sans-serif;">real</span></span>&nbsp;<span style="font-family: &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, Verdana, sans-serif;">assets outside of the banking system in one of many </span><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, Verdana, sans-serif;">private</span></span>&nbsp;<span style="font-family: &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, Verdana, sans-serif;">international facilities&nbsp;</span></span><strong style="box-sizing: border-box; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.3em; font-family: &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, Verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;--&gt; &nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="" title=";" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: 1.2; font-family: inherit; word-wrap: break-word; color: #1e439a;">;</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1><a href=""><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #3366ff;"><em><strong>Volcker the Vulture Points to U.S. ‘Debt Problem’</strong></em></span></a></h1> <div class="mp-blog-head fix-me" style="font-size: 13.008px;"><a href=""><span style="color: #3366ff;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>Written by Jeff Nielson</strong></em></span></span></a></div> <div class="mp-blog-head fix-me" style="font-size: 13.008px;"><span style="color: #3366ff;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong><br /></strong></em></span></span></div> <div class="mp-blog-head fix-me" style="font-size: 13.008px;"><span style="color: #3366ff;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong><a href=""><img src="" width="702" height="525" /></a><br /></strong></em></span></span></div> <div class="mp-blog-head fix-me" style="font-size: 13.008px;"> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Paul Volcker has coasted through his life being revered by most pundits. However, <a href="">previous commentaries</a> have not been so kind in evaluating this infamous central banker. Volcker recently penned a piece for the New York Times titled <a href="">“Ignoring the Debt Problem”</a>. In writing this piece; Volcker has demonstrated at the<br /> least that he is severely irony-impaired. At worst, Volcker has shown the world that he is a shameless hypocrite. As an aside, he is also apparently incapable of performing simple arithmetic. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="story-body-text" style="margin-left: .5in;"><em>Insults, invective and pandering have been poor substitutes for serious debate about the direction in which this country is going — or should be going. And a sound and sustainable fiscal structure is a key ingredient of any viable economic policy</em></p> <p class="story-body-text" style="margin-left: .5in;"><em><br /></em></p> <p class="story-body-text" style="margin-left: .5in;"><em>Yes, this country can handle the nearly $600 billion federal deficit estimated for 2016. But the deficit has grown sharply this year, and will keep the national debt at about 75 percent of the gross domestic product, a ratio not seen since 1950, after the budget ballooned during World War II.</em></p> <p class="story-body-text" style="margin-left: .5in;"><em><br /></em></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The picture Volcker paints is relatively clear. The infantile politicians of the U.S.’s Two-Party Dictatorship spend their time engaging in pointless grandstanding and/or juvenile mud-slinging at their supposed opponents rather than focusing on prudent fiscal management of the nation. Meanwhile, the United States is developing a severe debt problem. Unfortunately, Volcker’s self-serving description of the state of the U.S. economy and the (lack of) fiscal responsibility of the U.S. government bears little resemblance to the real world. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The U.S. national debt is about 75% of GDP? What year was that, Paul? </p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Anyone capable of Googling the U.S. “debt clock” will already know that the current, U.S. national mega-debt totals $19.7 trillion – and is rising rapidly. U.S. GDP for 2015 was reported at just under $18 trillion. Even if we back up the U.S. debt clock to the beginning of this year, we see that the U.S. debt-to-GDP ratio is well over 100%, and has been at that level for many years. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">However, for those living in the real world, even a debt-to-GDP ratio for the U.S. of slightly more than 100% is a ridiculous understatement. U.S. GDP is systematically padded with more than $2 trillion/year of imaginary economic activity, thus real U.S. GDP is at an annual level somewhere below $16 trillion. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Then we have the U.S. “national debt”. The only U.S. statistical measurements which have been more heavily and systematically falsified than this number are U.S. inflation and <a href="">job-creation mythology</a>. To begin with, several $trillions of this debt have been fraudulently altered into “liabilities” instead of official debt, in order to pretend that the U.S.’s national debt is much lower than it is in reality. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">This budget-fraud has been accomplished primarily via the U.S. government ransacking what it calls its government “trust funds”. Normally, a trust fund is a sacrosanct pool of wealth, with a legal firewall which prevents any encroachment on those funds. With the U.S. government, it treats its so-called trust funds the same way that a child treats his/her piggy-bank: it raids the funds any/every time it’s looking for some spending money. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">This accounting fraud is illegal. If the U.S.’s suit-stuffers in Congress ever attempted such accounting chicanery in the real world, they would be immediately prosecuted for fraud. Beyond this, the U.S. government is carrying somewhere in the vicinity of $200 TRILLION in unfunded liabilities. In the real world, corporations are also required to account for their liabilities on their balance sheets. In the fantasy-world of the U.S. government, this $200 trillion is completely ignored in calculating its fiscal status. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The real U.S. debt-to-GDP ratio is somewhere around 150% (even without the $200 trillion in unfunded liabilities), making the United States one of the Western world’s worst deadbeat debtors. The U.S. is well past merely having a “debt problem”, it is hopelessly insolvent. However, let’s put aside the phony numbers on U.S. GDP and the fraudulent numbers on U.S. debt. The real, salient point here as Paul Volcker accuses American politicians of ignoring the U.S.’s obvious insolvency is that Volcker himself was the original architect of that insolvency. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Volcker continues spewing fiction: </p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .5in;"><em>Our current debt may be manageable at a time of unprecedentedly low interest rates. But if we let our debt grow, and interest rates normalize, the interest burden alone would choke our budget and squeeze out other essential spending. There would be no room for the infrastructure programs and the defense rebuilding that today have wide support.<br /> </em></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .5in;"><em><br /></em></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Manageable? What Volcker conveniently leaves out of his fairy-tale is that there is no one buying any of the <a href="">fraud-bonds</a> of Western governments except other Western governments – a daisy-chain of debt. It’s only through conjuring near-infinite quantities of (worthless) funny-money to buy each other’s bonds that these deadbeat regimes are paying the lowest interest rates in history at a time of mass insolvency. See what sort of interest rate your banker offers you, when you’re so broke <em>you have to borrow money to pay the interest on your debts</em>. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">If Western interest rates were normalized today, virtually every Western government would be bankrupt within a year. Here it must be understood that “normal” interest rates for regimes which are carrying the highest debts in history mean interest rates which are <em>above </em>average, not far, far, far below average. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">To suggest that essential spending would be “squeezed out” by normalized interest rates is absurd understatement. Normal interest rates would mean at least a quintupling of U.S. interest payments, to more than $1 trillion per year (and rising). As for infrastructure, there is hardly any (non-military) infrastructure being <a href="">built in the West</a> today – even with our fraudulent interest rates. Only the Western war machines remain fully funded. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Laughably, Volcker is celebrated as the central banker who supposedly vanquished inflation. Anyone comparing consumer prices in the 1980’s with <a href="">consumer prices today</a> knows that Volcker never accomplished anything more than a brief pause in the inflation rate -- inflation <em>created by</em> central bank money-printing from people such as himself. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Volcker policy which briefly blunted inflation was the most-draconian interest rate policy ever seen in the modern history of the global economy. Volcker drove up the U.S. benchmark interest rate as high as 20%, with interest rates around the world driven to similar levels. While Volcker was driving up interest rates to several multiples of the norm, he was simultaneously doing something else: <strong>driving up interest payments on sovereign debts, all over the world</strong>. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Paul Volcker is the Father of Global Insolvency. This one economic criminal did more to <a href="">drown the world in debt</a> than every other central banker he preceded. During the “Reagan era” (i.e. the Volcker era), the U.S. national debt tripled – in a mere eight years. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of Volcker’s economic crimes against humanity. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Retrospectively, Volcker now claims <a href="">personal credit</a> for being the single figure most responsible for assassinating the gold standard. Among the virtues of the gold standard is that it made it impossible for central banks to engage in the sort of reckless money-printing which is now standard across the Western world. It also made it impossible for governments to run large operating deficits, since the gold standard enforces a balance of payments. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">It is these attributes of the gold standard which caused gold-hater, John Keynes, to derisively christen the gold standard <a href="">“the Golden Handcuffs”</a>. According to Keynes, the two greatest virtues of the gold standard are supposedly its two greatest flaws. We thus have the following chronology. Paul Volcker drowned the world in debt as a response to Paul Volcker drowning the world in inflation – the near-instantaneous consequence of Paul Volcker abolishing the gold standard. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Volcker the Vulture now sheds crocodile tears over U.S. indebtedness. Totally absent from his Revisionist fiction is that no one is more responsible for the current fiscal status of the U.S. economy than Volcker himself. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Seeing Paul Volcker “warn” the U.S. government about debt is much like seeing his successor, <a href="">Alan Greenspan</a> warning people about asset bubbles. Both of these former central bankers are shameless hypocrites, warning us about sins for which they were the worst perpetrators. The global economy was solvent before Paul Volcker. It has never been the same since. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em style="box-sizing: border-box; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 20.3333px; line-height: 17.3333px; font-family: &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, Verdana, sans-serif;">Please email with any questions about this article or precious metals</span></em><em style="box-sizing: border-box; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: 1.15; font-family: inherit;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 20.3333px; line-height: 17.3333px; font-family: &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, Verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><strong style="box-sizing: border-box; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 20.3333px; line-height: 17.3333px; font-family: &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, Verdana, sans-serif;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; text-decoration: underline;"><a href=" Paul Volcker Article" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: 1.2; font-family: inherit; word-wrap: break-word; color: #222222;">HERE</a></span></strong></em></p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em style="box-sizing: border-box; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: 1.15; font-family: inherit;"><strong style="box-sizing: border-box; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 20.3333px; line-height: 17.3333px; font-family: &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, Verdana, sans-serif;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; text-decoration: underline;"><br /></span></strong></em></p> </div> <div class="mp-blog-head fix-me" style="font-size: 13.008px;"> <h1><a href=""><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #3366ff;"><em><strong>Volcker the Vulture Points to U.S. ‘Debt Problem’</strong></em></span></a></h1> <div class="mp-blog-head fix-me" style="font-size: 13.008px;"><a href=""><span style="color: #3366ff;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>Written by Jeff Nielson</strong></em></span></span></a></div> </div> <div class="mp-blog-head fix-me" style="font-size: 13.008px;"><span style="color: #3366ff;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong><br /></strong></em></span></span></div> Alan Greenspan Central Banks Consumer Prices Federal Deficit Global Economy Gross Domestic Product National Debt New York Times Paul Volcker Precious Metals Reality Salient Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:29:58 +0000 Sprott Money 576040 at 5 Things You Need To Know About The Dakota Access Pipeline Protests <p><a href=""><em>Submitted by Nick Bernabe via,</em></a></p> <p>A small Standing Rock Sioux site in North Dakota called the Sacred Stone Camp has been propelled into&nbsp;the national news narrative following their stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Due in part to independent media coverage of the ongoing standoff, the Sacred Stone camp has <strong>grown into a formidable opposition against the $3.8 billion, 1,200-mile long pipeline.</strong></p> <p>Due to <a href="" target="_blank">misinformation</a> coming from law-enforcement, political <a href="" target="_blank">favoritism&nbsp;</a>toward the pipeline builders, and the media&rsquo;s <a href="" target="_blank">blatant</a> reluctance to report on the pipeline, <strong>it&rsquo;s hard to tell truth from fiction. </strong><em>Anti-Media</em>, along with our partners in the independent media and our embedded journalist at the opposition encampment, have been covering the unfolding standoff continuously. Here are five things you need to know.</p> <h2><span style="text-decoration: underline;">1. Who is opposing the pipeline &mdash; and why</span></h2> <p><a href=""><img alt="Dakota Access Pipeline" src="" style="height: 313px; width: 600px;" /></a></p> <p>The Standing Rock Sioux tribe is leading the opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. They have been joined by the <a href="" target="_blank">largest tribal coalition</a> in over 100 years&nbsp;in their stand against the pipeline. The coalition is also comprised of activists, allies, and environmentalists, collectively known as &ldquo;water protectors,&rdquo; at the Sacred Stone Camp, an encampment close to the location where the pipeline is planned to cross the Missouri River in North Dakota. According to the Sacred Stone camp <a href="" target="_blank">website</a>, they are opposing the pipeline because <em>&ldquo;[t]he Dakota Access threatens everything from farming and drinking water to entire ecosystems, wildlife and food sources surrounding the Missouri</em>.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Standing Rock Sioux also say the pipeline <a href="" target="_blank">is violating treaty land</a>, Sioux territory that was established many years ago by the federal government.&nbsp;<em>&ldquo;We will not allow Dakota Access to trespass on our treaty territory and destroy our medicines and our culture.&rdquo;</em></p> <p>The opposition to the pipeline spreads across several states and is not opposed solely by Native Americans. Farmers, ranchers, and landowners are also opposed to the pipeline. Many of them have had their <a href="" target="_blank">land taken from them</a> against their will and given to the pipeline via eminent domain.</p> <h2><u>2. The U.S. government and the pipeline corporation are continuing a long tradition of disrespecting Native Americans</u></h2> <p><a href=""><img alt="dakota access pipeline" src="" style="height: 313px; width: 600px;" /></a></p> <p>The United States has a very bad reputation for treating Native Americans, the original inhabitants of this land, as less than human. In many instances in the past, the land where Native Americans lived was deemed to be of higher value than the Natives&rsquo; lives.</p> <p>Such has been the case in North Dakota &mdash; not only now, but in the past as well. According to <a href="" target="_blank"><em>The Atlantic</em></a>:</p> <blockquote><div class="quote_start"><div></div></div><div class="quote_end"><div></div></div><p><em>&ldquo;The land beneath the pipeline was accorded to Sioux peoples by the Treaty of Fort Laramie in 1868. Eleven years later, the U.S. government incited and won the Great Sioux War, and &lsquo;renegotiated&rsquo; a new treaty with the Sioux under threat of starvation. In that document, the tribe ceded much of the Laramie land, including the Black Hills of South Dakota, where many whites believed there to be gold.&rdquo;</em></p> </blockquote> <p>After the federal government relegated the Sioux people to the &ldquo;Great Sioux Reservation&rdquo; <a href="" target="_blank">in 1851</a>, the treaty was re-written and &ldquo;renegotiated&rdquo; by force whenever resources were discovered or when the U.S. government wanted land. Essentially, the Sioux people were victims of U.S.-sanctioned murder, and their land was stolen because gold was discovered on it.</p> <p>Fast forward to 2016 and the Sioux people are once again making a stand on land that was once &mdash; and <em>still is,</em> according to the tribe &mdash; theirs. How is the government reacting to this stand? By brutally arresting the Native American water protectors for <em>trespassing</em>. If that is not a miscarriage of justice, I don&rsquo;t know what is.</p> <p>Further, Energy Transfer Partners, the company pulling the strings behind the DAPL, has deep pockets, and its <a href="" target="_blank">lobbyists have cozied up</a> to federal, state, and local governments with jurisdiction over the pipeline route. This could explain why the company began its construction of the pipeline on Army Corps of Engineers land <a href="" target="_blank">without even securing an easement</a>, which is required by law. Dakota Access LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, has also used the strong-arm of government to <a href="" target="_blank">force farmers and landowners</a> to hand over their land to the pipeline against their will.</p> <h2><u>3. Violent acts are being carried out in North Dakota, but not by the water protectors</u></h2> <p><a href=""><img alt="dakota access pipeline" src="" style="height: 301px; width: 600px;" /></a></p> <p>Violence is breaking out at the Dakota Access Protest site, but the protesters have nothing to do with it. Pipeline police, bolstered by the North Dakota National Guard and <a href="" target="_blank">sheriffs imported</a> from around the country, have turned the standoff into a war zone. Water protectors are regularly pepper sprayed, tear gassed, and violently arrested. Over the weekend, 127 people were detained in the biggest mass arrest to date.</p> <p>Militarized police at the Dakota Access Pipeline site are decked out in riot gear, armed with military grade weapons, use armored cars or MRAPs with snipers on top of them, and have regularly used LRADs, a type of mass crowd dispersal weapon that uses a high pitched noise to hurt people&rsquo;s ears &mdash;<a href="" target="_blank">sometimes permanently</a>.</p> <p>Early reports of protesters being armed and violent have proven to be instances of misinformation spread by law enforcement apparently seeking to demonize the opposition. No credible reports of violence by the protesters have been confirmed or prosecuted. Nearly all arrests stem from trespassing charges or crimes of journalism.</p> <p>When protesters initially began using civil disobedience to physically shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline site, they were confronted violently by security guards from British mercenary firm G4S. The mercs <a href="" target="_blank">sicced dogs</a> and used pepper spray on the protesters in an assault that went viral and helped catalyze even more support for the water protectors.</p> <h2><u>4. Independent media is under attack at the Dakota Access Pipeline &mdash; and the corporate media is ignoring it</u></h2> <p><a href=""><img alt="North-Dakota-DAPL" src="" style="height: 313px; width: 600px;" /></a></p> <p>Independent media&rsquo;s broadcasts over the Internet are basically the only reason people around the country and the&nbsp;world now know about the struggle at Standing Rock. Unfortunately, journalists are not immune to the police crackdowns in North Dakota. Dozens of journalists have now been arrested, and an arrest warrant was issued for high-profile journalist Amy Goodman. One independent media outlet, <em>Unicorn Riot</em>, saw <a href="" target="_blank">four of their journalists arrested</a> in one day in North Dakota. One filmmaker is facing up to <a href="" target="_blank">45 years in prison</a> for filming acts of civil disobedience against the pipeline.</p> <p><em>Anti-Media</em>&rsquo;s journalist on the ground, Derrick Broze, was <a href=";set=a.4530359542654.2162346.1400964341&amp;type=3&amp;theater" target="_blank">tased</a> by law enforcement while covering the protests on Thursday as this article was being written.</p> <p>Meanwhile, the national corporate media ignored the battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline as long as they could. For months, despite the DAPL emergence into the national narrative, ABC and NBC <a href="" target="_blank">refused to air</a> <em>any&nbsp;</em>coverage about it. A woman was arrested for protesting the pipeline <a href="" target="_blank">on <em>her own farm</em></a> after Dakota Access LLC gained access to it against her will via eminent domain &mdash; yet there was still no corporate media coverage on the incident.</p> <h2><u>5. How you can help the opposition</u></h2> <p>Now that you see what water protectors are up against in North Dakota, here&rsquo;s what you can do to help.</p> <ul> <li>Get yourself to the Sacred Stone Camp. The water protectors need reinforcements as people are regularly arrested. The bigger the stand, the more likely the pipeline&rsquo;s construction will be halted. Here&rsquo;s <a href=",-100.615548&amp;z=9&amp;t=h&amp;hl=en-US&amp;gl=US&amp;mapclient=embed&amp;cid=17681427376997407658" target="_blank">how to get there</a>.</li> <li>Send supplies or donations. Water protectors need your help with supplies and funding. Go to <a href="">this link</a> to send supplies. Go to <a href="" target="_blank">this link</a> to donate to the cause.</li> <li>Support independent journalists that risk arrest to bring you the news from the front lines. Follow <a href="" target="_blank">Sacred Stone Camp</a> on Facebook. Share this article.</li> <li>For 10 more ways to get involved, <a href="" target="_blank">click here</a>.</li> </ul> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_teaser" width="565" height="293" alt="" src="" /> </div> </div> </div> NBC Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:21:10 +0000 Tyler Durden 576038 at