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  • China's Xi Jinping Era Has Begun

    10/07/2015 11:50:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | October 06, 2015 | Professor Bo Zhiyue
    Xi’s control over China’s former leaders suggests his is China’s most powerful leader since Mao. September 30, 2015 marked a new beginning in Chinese politics — the start of a new era in Xi Jinping’s authority. On this day, the State Council hosted a dinner celebrating the 66th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. In contrast to the past, when retired senior leaders were invited to join the current leaders to partake in the celebrative banquet, most of China’s previous leaders were absent this time. It is not that they were too old. Less than one month earlier,...

    10/07/2015 9:40:43 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    bible ^ | 10-7-15 | bible
    My gold and silver represent Me, It really is not hard to see, Just lock your attention into my mind(Mind of Christ), For it is only here that you shall find, The Gold of The Father is His Glory , And the Silver My Righteousness when you believe in Me! For truly it is purchased when you spend your time, With The Father and The Son that you enter into the Divine! Then Holy Virtue is yours for you have been set free, By The Blood of The Lamb and the WORD of My Testimony, So come to The Father...
  • Once the Biggest Buyer, China Starts Dumping U.S. Government Debt

    10/07/2015 8:36:10 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/07/15 | Min Zeng And Lingling Wei
    Central banks around the world are selling U.S. government bonds at the fastest pace on record, the most dramatic shift in the $12.8 trillion Treasury market since the financial crisis. Sales by China, Russia, Brazil and Taiwan are the latest sign of an emerging-markets slowdown that is threatening to spill over into the U.S. economy. Previously, all four were large purchasers of U.S. debt. Few analysts expect much higher yields in the Treasury market as a result. Foreign private purchases of U.S. debt have increased amid pessimism about the world economic outlook. U.S. firms and financial institutions continue to buy...
  • Three Types of People

    10/07/2015 4:42:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Allen West
    This past Sunday night I decided to watch some war movies, first “The Thin Red Line” and after that it was “American Sniper.” One of my favorite lines in the movie “American Sniper” is the dinner scene when Daddy Kyle explains that there are three types of people – sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. The statement surrounded a young Chris Kyle coming to the rescue of his younger brother, who was being beaten up by a schoolyard bully. When I think about the three types of people, it relates exactly to the current geopolitical situation we are facing. It is a...
  • Who is next in line? Afghanistan wants Russia's help too!!!

    Kabul needs Russian help in the fight against terrorist group "Islamic state". This was announced by the first Vice-President of Afghanistan General Abdul Rashid Dostum following the meeting with the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. "Dostum said that ISIS is trying to make its foothold in Afghanistan. To prevent this threat Kabul needs Russian support, as in Syria. We are confident that the Russian leadership will make a positive decision in this matter," — wrote Kadyrov on his social network page. He also said that economic, trade and cultural cooperation was discussed at the meeting. On September 30th, Russian air...
  • China to build four submarines in Karachi

    10/06/2015 10:33:16 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    DAWN.COM ^ | October 7th, 2015 | BAQIR SAJJAD SYED
    ISLAMABAD: China will build in Karachi four of eight submarines that it is selling to Pakistan. Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain told at the inauguration of the Defence Export Promotion Organisation (DEPO) Display Centre in the federal capital that the deal for the acquisition of submarines from China had been finalised and four of them would be built here. He further said that construction of the submarines would simultaneously begin in Pakistan and China. China, he said, would transfer the technology to Pakistan for submarine construction. The implementation of the agreement would augment the existing submarine related capacity....
  • With Troops On the Ground, Did Russia Just Take Over OPEC?

    10/06/2015 3:00:59 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | October 6,2015 | Mark Mills
    Here's the rub: A new normal price of even $60 remains economically devastating for OPEC at large, for the Middle East, and, in particular, for Russia. But a $60 price (it's still $45 at press time) would re-ignite a profit-seeking land rush in America's shale fields. Russian oil experts likely remember that the rise of America's shale began when oil was below $60. And it was wildly profitable back then with technology and techniques that were half as efficient as those now available. Thus the emerging global petroleum pricing problem for Russia is severely constrained by the sheer quantity of...
  • Putin's boost in battle against ISIS: China preparing to 'team up with Russia in Syria'

    10/06/2015 1:09:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Express ^ | 10/06/2015 | Rob Virtue
    Russia has carried out a series of deadly airstrikes against the terrorist group over the last few days and Vladimir Putin has now sent the country's most elite special forces team into the war zone. And speculation is heightening that offensive will be bolstered by the China's People's Liberation Army, following a number of reports of military movements in the region backed up by strong words from a senior government member at a United Nations meeting. Reports emanating from the Middle East last week said China was planning on joining the fight against ISIS "in the coming weeks", according to...
  • Who Will Save Middle East Christians: Obama or Putin?

    10/06/2015 7:30:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/06/2015 | Fay Voshell
    Few Western foreign policy analysts have taken seriously Vladimir Putin's radical reorientation of Russia from communism back to Russian Orthodox Christianity. Putin is perhaps uniquely qualified to discern that his nation's identity has been for centuries within a spiritual, distinctly Christian narrative and that a violent rending of Russia's historically religious roots led to utter disaster for the Russian peoples. Son of a militant atheist and a pious mother, Putin lived through the collapse of the Soviet Union and the resurgence of capitalism as defined in Russian terms. Though raised a secularist, he is now a devout Christian in the...
  • War Party Targets Putin and Assad

    10/06/2015 7:31:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Having established a base on the Syrian coast, Vladimir Putin last week began air strikes on ISIS and other rebel forces seeking to overthrow Bashar Assad. A longtime ally of Syria, Russia wants to preserve its toehold on the Mediterranean, help Assad repel the threat, and keep the Islamic terrorists out of Damascus. Russia is also fearful that the fall of Assad would free up the Chechen terrorists in Syria to return to Russia. In intervening to save Assad, Putin is doing exactly what we are doing to save our imperiled allies in Baghdad and Kabul. Yet Putin's intervention has...
  • Why We Should Not Intervene In Syria

    10/05/2015 6:59:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/04/2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    It’s ba-aack. The Vacuum, that is. That’s the Beltway fairy tale about how Syria was teeming with secular-democratic Muslim moderates ready and willing not only to topple the barbarous Bashar al-Assad regime but simultaneously to rout al-Qaeda. They were not able to pull off these feats, we’re told, without the massive help that President Obama refused to give them. This default, combined with Obama’s unconscionable retreat from neighboring Iraq while jihadists were on the rise, created a leadership void — the Vacuum — into which the Islamic State (formerly known as al-Qaeda in Iraq and the Islamic State of Iraq...
  • Driven to Kill Why drivers in China intentionally kill the pedestrians they hit.

    I n April a BMW racing through a fruit market in Foshan in China’s Guangdong province knocked down a 2-year-old girl and rolled over her head. As the girl’s grandmother shouted, “Stop! You’ve hit a child!” the BMW’s driver paused, then switched into reverse and backed up over the girl. The woman at the wheel drove forward once more, crushing the girl for a third time. When she finally got out from the BMW, the unlicensed driver immediately offered the horrified family a deal: “Don’t say that I was driving the car,” she said. “Say it was my husband. We...
  • Russia Ready to Equip Frigates for Vietnam With Club-Class Missiles

    10/05/2015 6:58:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    KUBINKA (Moscow Region) (Sputnik) – Russia is ready to equip the Gepard-class 3.9 frigates for Vietnam with Club-class cruise missile systems, the director of Zelenodolsk shipbuilding plant said Monday. "If the Vietnamese partners want to install Club missiles [on the frigates], we are ready to provide them with these weapons," Sergei Rudenko told RIA Novosti. At present, Gepard-class frigates are equipped with Russian Uran anti-ship missiles. Club missiles are designed for warships to hit both surface and ground targets. Gepard-class 3.9 frigates are an export version of Project 11661 guard vessels, built in the Russian Republic of Tatarstan. In 2011,...
  • Turkey’s Islamists betrayed Uyghurs, damaged ties with China

    10/05/2015 4:19:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Today's Zaman ^ | April 13, 2015
    April 13, 2015, Monday TurkeyÂ’s Islamists betrayed Uyghurs, damaged ties with China Turkey's relations with China that were upgraded to a strategic partnership in 2010 were dealt a significant blow a year later when increasingly assertive political Islamists in the Turkish government started playing a game of proxies with the Uyghurs of Chinese nationality as part of their short-sighted vision of a regime change in their southern neighbor, Syria. This sudden turn of policy with respect to China's Xinjiang region, shaped at the highest level of the government with chief Islamist Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan setting the bar, has been a...
  • India’s Climate Change Bill: $2.5 Trillion (India and China will never spend)

    10/04/2015 10:37:24 AM PDT · by dennisw · 16 replies
    powerlineblog ^ | Posted on October 4, 2015 | Steven Hayward
    There are high expectations for the next UN climate summit taking place in Paris in late November and early December. Obama is determined to get a “binding” international treaty to succeed the failed Kyoto Protocol. One of the major sticking points all along has been the reluctance of developing nations, especially China and India, to commit to significant emissions reductions which would reduce their economic growth. So China, India, and other nations were exempted from the Kyoto Protocol, and now China is the top emitter of greenhouse gases in the world. The strategy for the next treaty will be not...
  • Gulf states plan military response as Putin raises the stakes in Syria

    10/04/2015 2:56:27 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 10-3-2015 | Emma Graham-Harrison and Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Russian fighter jets launched from a new airbase in Syria have persuaded western critics to mute their demands for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad, but another group of his opponents sees Moscow’s intervention as more provocative than decisive. Regional powers have quietly, but effectively, channelled funds, weapons and other support to rebel groups making the biggest inroads against the forces from Damascus. In doing so, they are investing heavily in a conflict which they see as part of a wider regional struggle for influence with bitter rival Iran. In a week when Russia made dozens of bombing raids, those...
  • Kasich calls for Syria no-fly zones, warns Russia to comply

    10/04/2015 3:48:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    AP Yahoo ^ | 10/2/15 | RIK STEVENS
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday the United States should establish no-fly zones and sanctuaries along Syria's border with Jordan and Turkey, and warn aggressors, specifically Russian President Vladimir Putin, that they violate those buffers at their own risk. Campaigning in New Hampshire, the Republican presidential hopeful said the U.S. must send a message that military retaliation is a guarantee, not an idle threat, if conditions are not met. "You enter that no-fly zone, you enter at your own peril," Kasich said. "No more red lines, no more looking the other way. If any hostile aircraft should enter that, there...
  • China to join Russian air strikes in Syria, Russia gains Iraq air base – report

    10/04/2015 3:09:05 PM PDT · by Lucy Hamilton · 80 replies
    BELGRADE – DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources report that China sent word to Moscow on Friday, October 2, that J-15 fighter bombers would shortly join the Russian air campaign that was launched Wednesday, September 30. Baghdad has moreover offered Moscow an air base for targeting the Islamic State now occupying large swathes of Iraqi territory, reports. The J-15 warplanes will take off from the Chinese Liaoning-CV-16 aircraft carrier, which reached Syrian shores on September 26, according to DEBKAfile. This will be a landmark event for Beijing: its first military operation in the Middle East as well the carrier’s first...
  • Chinese President snubs Mark Zuckerberg’s unborn child

    10/04/2015 10:51:23 AM PDT · by oblomov · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2 Oct 2015 | Emily Smith
    <p>Chinese President Xi Jinping was in no mood to grant favors at his White House state dinner — not even for Mark Zuckerberg’s unborn baby.</p> <p>Among the many tech and media titans who were invited, a few who came to kiss Xi’s ring at the Sept. 25 dinner hosted by President Obama and First Lady Michelle also asked for something in return.</p>
  • Iraqi PM to share anti-ISIS intel with Russia

    10/04/2015 6:24:03 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 22 replies
    trtworld ^ | 10/4 | trtworld
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi says Baghdad is willing to share anti-ISIS intelligence with Russia, Iran and Syria Oct 4, 2015 08:06 GMT Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi announced on Saturday that Iraq will share anti-ISIS intelligence with Russia, Iran and Syria if cooperation is requested. “We have been fighting ISIS more than a year and we have some important security information that no other country has regarding ISIS,” Abadi stated during a press conference which took place at the presidential office in the capital. Abadi also stated that he would welcome military equipment assistance from Iran, Syria...
  • INSIGHT-US, allies short on options as Russia,Iran flex muscle in Syria

    10/04/2015 8:34:02 AM PDT · by EBH · 24 replies
    Thomson Reuters Foundation ^ | 10/3/2015 | Samia Nakhoul
    The question on everyone's mind is: will the United States and its European and regional Sunni allies intervene to stop President Vladimir Putin from reversing the gains made by mainstream Syrian rebels after more than four years of war? Few are holding their breath. Many say, often with vehemence, that the current drama is the consequence of ongoing Western inaction and U.S. retreat at critical moments in an ever more uncontrollable conflict, whose regional dimensions are fast becoming global. Nobody in the Middle East is counting on U.S. President Barack Obama. The gloomy prediction of most is that a war...
  • Putin Reportedly Sending 150,000 Troops To Syria To Wipe Out ISIS

    10/04/2015 5:54:15 AM PDT · by Strategy · 182 replies
    The New Indian Express ^ | October 4, 2015 | By ANI
    LONDON: Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly sending 150,000 soldiers to Syria to wipe out the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to The Daily Star, he is apparently mounting an enormous military mission to take control of the terror group's stronghold of Raqqa. Raqqa is the self-declared capital of ISIS which is patrolled by as many as 5,000 jihadi members. Putin is set to mobilise 150,000 reservists whom he conscripted into the military earlier this week.
  • Stopping China Would Take 2/3 of U.S. Air Power

    10/04/2015 4:53:41 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    WAR IS BORING ^ | October 3, 2015 | David Axe
    In 2017, immediately defeating a surge of Chinese warplanes attacking Taiwan will require around 2,200 combat-ready U.S. fighter jets — a full two-thirds of all fighters in the American inventory. That’s the main conclusion of a new briefing paper from RAND, a California think tank. RAND points out that the Pentagon has more and better fighters than China — and superior pilots, too. But over Taiwan, geography favors the People’s Liberation Army. “China does not need to catch up fully to the United States to challenge the U.S. ability to conduct effective military operations near the Chinese mainland.” Historically, PLA...
  • Syria: Chinese Uyghurs Killing Russian Spies According to Turkey's Plan

    10/04/2015 12:22:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Reason ^ | October 3, 2015 | Charles Paul Freund
    Syria: Chinese Uyghurs Killing Russian Spies According to Turkey's Plan It's a Zionist conspiracy, of course Charles Paul Freund | October 3, 2015 So while enormous numbers of Syrian refugees are attempting to get out of the Middle East and into Europe, what is happening in the empty villages they have left behind? According to Al Mayadeen, a Beirut-based satellite news service, at least some of the abandoned villages in northern Syria are filling up with the families of Muslim Chinese Uyghurs. These Uyghurs, claims the report, are entering the country along with their wives and children to fight alongside...
  • 'China's Donald Trump' kicks off communism debate

    10/03/2015 8:52:39 PM PDT · by 100American · 7 replies
    BBC Online ^ | 100American
    Ren, the former chairman of the Hua Yuan Property Company, has been compared to American businessman (and now Republican presidential candidate) Donald Trump. In China he's nicknamed "Cannon" for his outspokenness, which has earned him more than 33 million followers on the Chinese microblogging service Weibo. So when one of his recent posts criticized the youth wing of the ruling Communist Party, it started a huge debate about the past and future of the country's politics. "We've been deceived by these slogans for years," Ren wrote, responding to a patriotic message posted by the Communist Youth League on Monday which...
  • Why China Is on an L.A. Spending Spree: "It's Just Monopoly Money to Them"

    10/03/2015 9:41:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/2/2015 | Seth Abramovitch
    Why China Is on an L.A. Spending Spree: "It's Just Monopoly Money to Them" by Seth Abramovitch 10/2/2015 6:00am PDT "$20,000 on drinks is a plain night on the town," says one local restaurateur, as big-time Chinese money pours into Los Angeles, consuming everything from wine to diamonds to watches to cars to prime real estate (in one case, 25,000 square feet for a teenage college student). The ultra-wealthy Chinese tend to get what they want, and right now most of them want one thing: to get out. More than 60 percent of China’s most affluent citizens have already left...
  • Stranger Than Fiction

    10/03/2015 6:01:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/15 | Michael Obrendorf
    Something is very wrong in China Hong Kong-It’s been a while since I’ve commented on the Kafkaesque dreamscape that life has degenerated into of late. This happens occasionally, when it seems things can’t get any weirder, but they do. I drop back and watch, waiting to see if anybody does anything to make things better. Invariably, they never do. This time it’s been no different. In fact, things seem to be getting exponentially worse, with the supposed Good Guys aiding and abetting the Bad Guys like they were all on the same payroll. Oh…wait…they are. Never mind. The one bright...
  • Russia Turning to China for Long-Term Funding

    10/03/2015 3:53:42 AM PDT · by RC one · 7 replies
    Oiland Gas360 ^ | September 29, 2015
    Chinese Fund Buys 9.9% Stake in $27 Billion Russian LNG ProjectSince the implementation of U.S. sanctions against Russia for its actions in Crimea, one of the major challenges facing the Russian oil and gas industry is gaining access to long-term project financing. Under the current sanctions regime, loans to Russia can be no longer than 30 days if they come from the U.S., and 90 days if the loans are from European lenders. Cutting off access to longer-term loans has made financing capital-intensive projects like liquefied natural gas (LNG) much more difficult.Earlier this month, Russia’s largest independent gas company, Novatek...
  • China’s military advisers ‘heading to Syria to help fight ISIS’ – report

    10/01/2015 7:53:40 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    Last month, the Syrian civilians living in the government-controlled parts of Syria had little be optimistic about: the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) was spread too thin and on the defensive at most fronts, while the humanitarian crisis inside the country spread to the provinces that were once relatively unaffected by the violence (i.e. Al-Sweida). Well, “hope springs eternal” when hundreds of Russian Marines and dozens of Russian jets enter your country; this was the case in the overcrowded provinces of Latakia and Tartous, as large crowds gathered near the coast to welcome these Russian naval infantrymen and their advanced military...
  • Russia is a player in Prophecy, but not the USA...

    To all who have any discernment,we are currently witnessing the diminishment of the 70 year US sphere of influence in the Middle East. I cringed as I witnessed the spectacle of Vladimir Putin’s U.N. speech excoriating the western nations for ignoring international law, dis-embowling Libya, Syria and creating ISIS through our meddling in the Middle East. Putin is a supporter of embattled Syrian President Bashir Assad. He has committed Russian ground troops, tanks, ships and an air strike force to defend Assad. Putin is also an ally of the terrorist Iranian regime. They too have poured troops into Syria to...
  • Exclusive: Assad allies, including Iranians, prepare ground attack in Syria - sources

    10/01/2015 6:00:26 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-1-2015 | Laila Bassam
    Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria in the last 10 days and will soon join government forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies in a major ground offensive backed by Russian air strikes, two Lebanese sources told Reuters. "The (Russian) air strikes will in the near future be accompanied by ground advances by the Syrian army and its allies," said one of the sources familiar with political and military developments in the conflict. "It is possible that the coming land operations will be focused in the Idlib and Hama countryside," the source added. The two sources said the operation...
  • WWIII is shaping up in Syria: ...likens alliance to 'apocalyptic visions of John the Revelator'

    10/01/2015 7:31:58 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 73 replies
    WND ^ | September 30, 2015 | Joseph Farah
    World War III is shaping up in Syria right now, thanks to Barack Obama. According to Russian Sen. Igor Morozov, Beijing has agreed to dispatch naval forces, including an aircraft carrier, to Syria alongside a Russian military force that will join Hezbollah and Iranian army regulars in Syria, an immediate neighbor to the north of Israel, and Iraq to fight ISIS. Now this is both good news and bad news: Good news: Somebody’s got to fight ISIS. And it’s clearly not going to be the U.S. under Barack Obama. Somebody’s got to soundly defeat and destroy ISIS. And that’s clearly...
  • China navy calls for United States to reduce risk of misunderstandings

    10/01/2015 2:16:11 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 1, 2015 3:48am EDT | Reuters
    China hopes the United States can scale back activities that run the risk of misunderstandings, and respect China's core interests, the Defense Ministry on Thursday cited a senior Chinese naval commander as saying. Each country has blamed the other for dangerous moves over several recent incidents of aircraft and ships from China and the United States facing off in the air and waters around the Asian giant.
  • Packages explode, kill at least 7 in southern China

    09/30/2015 4:28:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    More than a dozen blasts triggered by explosive devices delivered in mail packages killed at least seven people and injured more than 50 Wednesday in a small city in southern China, officials and state media said. The Ministry of Public Security said it was treating the case as a criminal act, and not terrorism. It said a 33-year-old local man, identified only by his family name of Wei, was considered a suspect, but provided no further details, including a possible motive or whether the man had been detained. Local media reported that the suspect had been apprehended. A local Communist...

    09/30/2015 8:22:33 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 111 replies ^ | Sept 30,2015 | JOHN HAYWARD
    Fox News is exclusively reporting that Russia has demanded American warplanes exit Syrian airspace immediately, as Russia begins its bombing campaign on behalf of Bashar Assad.
  • Seven killed,dozens injured as Guangxi’s Liucheng county rocked by series of suspected parcel bombs

    09/30/2015 7:40:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    SCMP ^ | 30 September, 2015 | Mimi Lau
    Seven killed, dozens injured as Guangxi’s Liucheng county rocked by series of suspected parcel bombs Fifteen locations, many of them public buildings, are targeted across Liucheng county including a prison, county government offices and a centre for disease control Staff Reporter, Mimi Lau PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 30 September, 2015, 6:30pm Part of a building (left) collapsed after the multiple explosions in Liucheng county, Guangxi province, China. Photos: Weibo Seven people were killed, 51 injured and two were missing after a series of explosions rocked seventeen locations across Guangxi province’s Liucheng county, Liuzhou city, on Wednesday afternoon, Chinese media reported. The...
  • Why China Plans To Land On Far Side of Moon

    09/12/2015 11:38:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    coasttocoastam ^ | Chris Orcutt
    China plans to send an unmanned lunar lander similar to previous probes but with a much heavier payload to the far side of the moon. Due to communications issues with the Moon itself blocking transmissions, China will undoubtedly launch a relay satellite in geo-synchronous lunar orbit to transmit data back, scientists say. The Chinese mission is set to determine how much of the rare element Helium -3, which exists in very small quantities on Earth, can be extracted from the purported rich deposits located on the moon's far side. H-3 is a light non-radioactive gas that has the potential to...
  • Dying Petrodollar Ripples Through Markets As Asset Managers Bemoan Loss Of Saudi Bid

    09/29/2015 11:25:20 PM PDT · by RC one · 4 replies
    Dying Petrodollar Ripples Through Markets As Asset Managers Bemoan Loss Of Saudi BidOne of the key things to understand about China’s liquidation of hundreds of billions in US paper is that far from being a country-specific phenomenon, it actually marks the continuation of something that’s been taking place in other emerging markets for some time.As we outlined in “Why It Really All Comes Down To The Death Of The Petrodollar,” the forced sale of Beijing’s UST reserves is simply the most dramatic example of what Deutsche Bank has called “quantitative tightening.” For years, reserve managers in the world’s emerging economies...
  • Trump backs Russia, Iran efforts to fight Islamic State

    09/29/2015 8:48:59 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 96 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 29 Sep 2015
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leading Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday said he supported Russian efforts to fight Islamic State militants in the Middle East, including Syria. Asked whether he backed those like Russia who supported Syrian President Bashar al Assad or those who see him as the source of Syria's current crisis, Trump told NBC's "Today" program: "I side with the group that says if Russia wants to go and fight ISIS, you should let them as opposed to saying were jealous we don't want you to do that." Trump, who is leading public opinion polls among those...
  • Inside India's New and Deadliest Warship

    09/29/2015 6:53:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    NDTV ^ | September 28, 2015 | Vishnu Som
    (Vishnu Som was given access to the Kochi. Having examined its features and technology, he presents here a possible naval scenario involving the Rs. 3,900 crore-ship.) On a dark moonlit night, an Indian warship pierced the waters of the South China Sea at a brisk 25 knots. (In pictures) The only sound to be heard was of waves slapping the sides of her sleek hull. To the untrained eye, she was all but invisible. Her sleek silhouette and her grey paint scheme ensured she blended in with the sea around her. And her distinct, angular lines were meant to make...
  • Did China Just Hit Mach 5?

    09/29/2015 6:47:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | September 29, 2015 | David Axe
    On a night apparently in early September, at a flight test center somewhere in China, a dark-painted airplane reportedly took off on a momentous mission—to fly faster than five times the speed of sound then return safely to Earth. The airborne experiment, allegedly involving a manned aircraft with a human pilot aboard, marked a huge leap forward for China as it competes with the United States to develop warplanes and missiles capable of so-called “hypersonic” flight—so fast that they’re almost impossible to shoot down or dodge.
  • Oh good: Iran will release 3 U.S. hostages if we release 19 actual criminals

    09/28/2015 5:53:37 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Another super deal from Obama and Kerry When Obama and Kerry inked the Iran nuclear deal without demanding the release of four American hostages as a condition of the deal, they were naturally questioned about that decision. Kerry was his usually smug, irritated self, implying that no one should press the issue publicly because some sort of greater deal was in the works to deal with the hostage issue If the deal we’re hearing about is the one he had in mind, it’s another example of Obama and Kerry either being the world’s worst negotiators, or - as the boss...
  • A Chinese landing craft with 1,000 marines for Syria

    09/28/2015 6:15:25 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    Debkafile ^ | 09/06/15
    Western naval sources reported Friday that a Chinese landing craft, the Jinggangshan, with a 1,000-strong marine battalion had reached the Red Sea en route for the Mediterranean off Syria. According to DEBKAfile, Beijing has already deployed a number of warships opposite Syria in secret. If the latest report is confirmed, this will be the largest Chinese deployment in the Middle East in its naval history.
  • The Clintons' Chinese Bagmen Are Baa-aack

    09/28/2015 3:10:34 PM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 9/25/2015 | The Editors
    Chinagate: The FBI has arrested one of the top Beijing-tied bagmen who funneled funny money to the Clinton administration. He was busted in New York with a suitcase full of cash. Some Chinese money-laundering for Hillary? Stay tuned. The defendant is a major Clinton fundraiser named Ng Lap Seng, aka "Mr. Wu." He and Clinton pal Charlie Trie visited the White House several times in the 1990s, snapping photos with both Bill and Hillary. Federal investigators are charging him with lying to agents about why he brought more than $4.5 million into the U.S. over the last two years, including...
  • Sen. Cruz Leads Bicameral Letter Asking GAO to Determine Whether Obama Administration Has Power...

    09/28/2015 10:12:32 AM PDT · by Isara · 39 replies ^ | September 28, 2015
    Sen. Cruz Leads Bicameral Letter Asking GAO to Determine Whether Obama Administration Has Power to Give Away the Internet Judiciary Chairmen Grassley and Goodlatte, with Rep. Issa, join Cruz to get answers on whether Administration’s plan violates the Constitution WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), along with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting an affirmative determination of whether the Obama Administration’s plan...
  • Chinese Authorities Ban Muslim Names Among Uyghurs in Hoten

    09/27/2015 1:05:02 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 25 replies
    Radio Free Asia ^ | 2015-09-24 | Eset Sulaiman
    Chinese authorities have issued a ban on 22 Muslim names in Hoten prefecture in northwestern China’s troubled Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in an apparent bid to discourage extremism among the region's Uyghur residents, threatening to forbid children with such names from attending school unless their parents change them, according to local police and residents. A Uyghur woman named Turakhan who lives in a suburban village of Niya (in Chinese, Minfeng) county in Hoten (Hetian) prefecture told RFA’s Uyghur Service on Wednesday that the village chief and police had informed all residents about “the list of forbidden Muslim names.” “My daughter’s...
  • How Long Before Hillary Garbed in a Bathrobe Starts Wandering the Streets of Chappaqua?

    09/27/2015 10:30:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 27, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    Some years ago, in an effort to avoid prosecution, Mafia boss Vincent “Vinnie the Chin” Gigante donned a bathrobe and wandered the streets of Little Italy and Greenwich Village posing as a demented old man. I wonder if Hillary Clinton is getting fitted for just such a bathrobe and starts wandering the lanes of Chappaqua in Westchester to avoid prosecution herself. For years I’ve saved lots of time by considering every word she says a lie, and her story about her emails and email server proves my point. Everything she said about the emails has come apart and now there...
  • Can Wal-Mart Help Bring Tonka Trucks Back To The U.S.?

    09/27/2015 6:09:40 AM PDT · by bert · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 9 2015 | Joann Muller
    What kid wouldn’t be enthralled by a 12-foot-high, black-and-yellow Tonka truck jacked up over gigantic wheels, armored with steel bumpers, roof racks, side steps and ladders, and mounted with a constellation of blinking LED lights? ---snip It seems to be working: Tonka sales are up 63% since 2011, says Funrise, which licensed the manufacturing and distribution rights from Hasbro HAS +0.39% in 1998. Originally made from steel at a Minnesota factory, Tonka trucks have been imported from Asia for the last couple of decades. But there’s a surprising twist to the story: Now the new Chinese chief executive of Funrise...
  • Obama wants 1 million Americans learning Chinese by 2020

    09/26/2015 8:27:23 PM PDT · by traumer · 95 replies
    President Obama announced a new initiative Friday aimed at having 1 million American schoolchildren learn Mandarin Chinese over the next five years. The commitment by Obama would see the number of American students learning Mandarin quintuple; 200,000 students across the country are studying Mandarin today. Obama framed the initiative as a chance for the countries to learn more about each other. "If our two countries are going to do more together around the world, then speaking each other's languages so we can understand each other is a good start," Obama said.
  • China seeks return of 2 wanted officials (huddle with Hussein)

    09/26/2015 5:42:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/25/15 | Bill Gertz
    One of China’s key objectives for this week’s meeting between President Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping is the return of two Chinese men in the United States who may have access to some of Beijing’s innermost secrets. According to U.S. officials, the Chinese president is expected to ask Mr. Obama to facilitate the return to China of businessmen Ling Wancheng and Guo Wengui, both of whom are wanted by Chinese authorities on corruption charges. Mr. Ling is the younger brother of Ling Jihua, who was director of the Communist Party’s General Office under Mr. Xi’s predecessor, Communist Party chief...