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  • Trump's Defense Secretary nominee: Tel Aviv is Israel's capital

    01/12/2017 12:51:08 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 65 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/17 | David Rosenberg
    Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jLNiUzJfsQ President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Defense Department, General (ret.) James Mattis told a congressional confirmation committee on Thursday that he believes that Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem, should be considered the capital of Israel. Mattis, who in the past criticized the Jewish state over “settlements” in Judea and Samaria and warned the country was at risk of turning into an “Apartheid” state, appeared to deviate from the stated policy of the incoming Trump administration, which has indicated it plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. When asked Thursday by South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham what...
  • Trump Moving Forward With US Embassy Move in Israel Despite Warnings

    01/10/2017 12:53:36 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 10, 2017 | By Joe Crowe
    President-elect Donald Trump's team is moving ahead with plans to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel out of Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, although diplomats and officials are ramping up warnings against the move. CNN reported speculation in Israel is the U.S. will announce the move May 24, a national holiday in that country. Earlier this month, President Barack Obama renewed a waiver that blocks the move for six months. Allies have said moving the embassy could ramp up violence. "It's very dangerous," one European diplomat told CNN. "Chances for the peace process are going very quickly — it's now or...
  • State Department won't help Trump plan Israel policies

    01/06/2017 7:41:18 AM PST · by detective · 134 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/4/17 | Joel Gehrke
    President-elect Trump won't get any help from the State Department in implementing Israeli-relation policies opposed by President Obama before his inauguration. "The short answer is no," State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters. "You have one president at a time." Obama's team invoked that axiom to justify high-profile foreign policy actions in recent weeks, notably his decisions to sanction Russia over the election year cyberattacks and to allow the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israeli settlement construction. Kirby's statement extended that principle to barring any aid in helping the Trump team prepare to move the United States embassy to...
  • Trump Administration Impact on Venture Capital Investments in Startups

    12/19/2016 7:37:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Lexology ^ | December 13, 2016 | Asaf Hahami
    No matter what you thought of the U.S. election results, the new incoming Administration will impact the venture capital (VC) and private equity investment marketplace in the U.S. for many players – from founders of U.S. companies and founders of international startups looking to enter the U.S. marketplace to the funds themselves. How might a Trump Administration’s priorities impact venture capital and private equity investments in startups? The short answer, of course, is no one really knows. However, given the election results, the changes will likely be profound. At the transition team level, the transition officials have brought in Peter...
  • Trump Tax Plan Will Bring Tremendous Movement of Capital and Labor Back to United States

    03/04/2016 1:33:47 PM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Mar 2016 | John Hayward
    Economist, radio host, and CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow appeared on Breitbart News Daily Friday morning to discuss economic issues in the presidential race, including his support for Donald Trump’s economic platform, with some disagreement about the best way to handle unfair Chinese trade practices.
  • Why Is Wealth/Income Inequality Soaring?

    10/23/2015 7:52:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | October 23, 2015 | Charles Hugh Smith
    If conventional labor and finance capital have lost their scarcity value, then the era in which financialization reaped big profits is ending. Why is wealth/income inequality soaring? The easy answer is of course the infinite greed of Wall Street fat-cats and the politicos they buy/own. But greed can't be the only factor, for greed is hardly unknown in the bottom 90%. The only difference between the guy who took out a liar loan to buy a house he couldn't afford so he could flip it for a fat profit and the mortgage broker who instructed him on how to scam...
  • Russia: Massive Capital Flight Continues

    05/03/2015 11:40:01 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    EurasiaNet ^ | April 30, 2015 - 11:52am | EurasiaNet
    Amid Russia’s economic woes, billions of dollars continue to disappear in offshore havens. The net outflow of capital from Russia reached $32.6 billion during the first quarter of 2015, according to the nation’s Central Bank. The bank is now forecasting that capital flight may reach $131 billion by the end of the year. In reporting first quarter numbers, the Central Bank also upwardly revised the 2014 figure for net capital outflow to $154.1 billion from the previously reported $151.5 billion. That figure marks the highest annual total of capital flight since the Central Bank started tracking the trend back in...
  • The Lee-Rubio tax blueprint

    03/18/2015 12:48:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 17, 2015 | Allen West
    Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Marco Rubio of Florida have released a blueprint for federal tax reform called “The Economic Growth and Family Fairness Tax Plan.” First, we should not embrace the language of progressive socialism in believing tax reform should have as a goal to advance “family fairness.” The plan should simply be entitled “The American Growth and Opportunity Plan.” That said, the Lee-Rubio plan is a great improvement over the current system. For the individual tax structure, the plan introduces a two-tier system to replace the current seven tax brackets. This plan moves America from a...
  • Fed: Foreign banks operating in the US not currently held to same capital standards as US Banks?

    02/24/2015 9:18:50 AM PST · by 9thLife · 13 replies
    CNBC's feed ^ | 02/23/2015 | self
    The questioner (Rep. Richard Shelby, R AL) just asked Mrs. Yellen if foreign banks operating in the US were held to the same capital standards as US banks. She responded [paraphrase] that "we have asked foreign banks to create holding companies in the US to contain their US operations"...Meaning that, apparently, such banks are not held to the same capitalization standards (6 years into the Great Financial Crisis) and have therefore a competitive advantage.
  • ISIS militants less than 2 miles from Baghdad, fierce fighting reported near Iraqi capital

    09/29/2014 4:03:51 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 159 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 09/29/14 | Dan Friedman , Sasha Goldstein , Corky Siemaszko
    Fierce fighting has gotten closer and closer to Baghdad, with some reports saying the Islamic State is within one mile of the city limits.
  • SHOEBAT: Most prominent spiritual leader in Muslim Brotherhood declares Turkey

    08/20/2014 10:20:24 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 8-20-14 | Walid Shoebat
    Walid Shoebat posted this on Sunday and this is big: Listen up folks. The most prominent spiritual leader for the Muslim Brotherhood is none other than Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi and this Sunday he declared that Turkey is where the Caliphate will be established. In an interview with TV Turkia Qaradawi declared that: “We came to Turkey to assess the Fourth Assembly of the Union of Muslim Scholars in Istanbul, capital of the Islamic Caliphate!”
  • What's wrong with laissez-faire anyway? Piketty's folly.

    06/03/2014 10:11:40 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 4 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 6/3/2014 | Steve Berman
    As a boy, my brother used to keep baseball statistics.  Pages and pages of stats, all kinds of things, stuff that today you can get online.  He also kept track of the greyhounds that raced at the local dog track, again with lots of statistics.  He didn’t bet (actually he was a lead-out who was allergic to the dogs, so he didn’t do it long), but just loved working with numbers. It is only natural that my brother got a degree in Economics.  I minored in Economics myself. Thomas Piketty has a Ph.D. in Economics, and studied Mathematics.  I...
  • Piketty – The Greatest Justification to Just Rob Anyone Who Has more Than You

    06/02/2014 4:12:32 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | 30 May 2014 | Martin Armstrong
    We are seeing the most dangerous trend ever. There is an agenda behind the curtain and that is to sustain government at all costs and that includes everything you own. I have warned that either government will move toward a totalitarian state or to real democracy – real Athens style without the career politicians. The latter is possible with civil unrest as we saw in Ukraine. This agenda requires no secret group of sinister corporations, Rockefellers, Rothschilds, or Bildebergs. This is plain old Adam Smith where those in government will never admit they are wrong so the reason they are...
  • As Capital Flees, England Is Texas, and the U.S. Is California

    05/09/2014 6:47:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    RCM ^ | 05/08/2014 | Tom Giovanetti
    When Toyota announced that it was moving its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas, some were surprised, but everyone understood why. Because of its high taxes and regulations, California ranks among the worst states in the nation in which to do business, and a move from California would have an immediate positive impact on Toyota USA's bottom line. And Toyota is only the latest.There are certainly costs involved in moving a business, including disruptions to the lives of its employees. But the migration of businesses from antagonistic states like California and New York to business-friendly states like Texas suggests that,...
  • What is was like watching the botched Oklahoma execution

    05/02/2014 5:10:37 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 57 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 2, 2014 | Mark Berman
    *** Oklahoma was using a new lethal injection drug for the first time, and the secrecy surrounding the drugs had caused a protracted argument that extended to the state’s courts and lawmakers. Branstetter had been there in January when Michael Wilson was killed with a three-drug mix that had been obtained from a compounding pharmacy. Wilson’s final words, spoken after the injections: “I feel my whole body burning.” So she wanted to go to see what was different this time. At the beginning, the only thing that was different was that the execution was late. At 6:23 p.m., 23 minutes...
  • Ebola Spread to Guinea's Capital Raises Fears

    03/29/2014 1:19:43 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 29, 2014 | MSN News
    CONAKRY, Guinea — Ebola, one of the world's most deadly viruses, has spread from a remote forested corner of southern Guinea to the country's seaside capital, raising fears that the disease, which causes severe bleeding and almost always death, could spread far beyond this tiny West African nation's borders.
  • Shelia Jackson Lee Suggests Govt Shutdown Drove "Poor" Capital Hill Shooter To Kill(Or Something)

    10/03/2013 7:29:58 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 64 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10-3-2013 | Greg Hengler
    Shelia Jackson Lee Suggests Govt Shutdown Drove "Poor" Capital Hill Shooter To Kill Greg Hengler | Oct 03, 2013 Yes, the Hair Tiara went there. VIDEO LINK
  • 'Mass Panic': Car chase from White House to Capitol ends in gunfire, suspect dead

    10/03/2013 1:32:46 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 277 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-3-2013
    'Mass Panic': Car chase from White House to Capitol ends in gunfire
  • Nigeria discovers 'Hezbollah terrorist cell', weapons trove

    05/31/2013 2:58:00 AM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies
    France24 ^ | 30/05/2013
    A ‘terrorist cell’ believed to be linked to Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah and housing weapons intended to attack Israeli and Western targets has been discovered in a compound in northern Nigeria, the country’s security services said on Thursday. Nigeria's security services said Thursday they had discovered a home in the northern city of Kano where Lebanese nationals had stored weapons intended to attack Israeli and Western targets in Nigeria. The Kano state intelligence chief, Bassey Etang, and a separate military statement described the compound as hosting a "terrorist cell" tied to the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah. No evidence was...
  • Going to D.C. for Fourth of July - What Should We See?

    06/29/2013 3:32:26 PM PDT · by usconservative · 111 replies
    Self ^ | 6/29/2013 | USConservative
    Taking the family to Washington DC for the Fourth of July. We'll be there starting July 2nd through 5th. Staying 2 blocks from White House. (No, I won't say anything remotely smart-ass/smart-alecky here.) I want to see the following: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery. #1 on my list is to pay my respects to those who've made the ultimate sacrifice for our Country. #2 The National Archives where our Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta are all stored. #3 Lincoln Memorial #4 Vietnam Veterans Memorial. (Family served in...