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  • The PBOC just fixed the yuan at its weakest level since December 2010

    06/26/2016 6:28:37 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 5 replies
    The People’s Bank of China have set the USD/CNY fixing for Monday at 6.6375, some 0.9% weaker than Friday’s fixing level of 6.5776. The figure, well above Friday’s close of 6.6150, was the weakest fixing level seen since December 2010.
  • Why Leftists Love Unaccountable International Regimes - And Why We Should Be Wary

    06/26/2016 5:49:38 PM PDT · by walford · 3 replies
    Free Republic | 06/26/2016 | walford
    In the context of the recent "Brexit" referendum in the UK, the following is a discussion as to why the Left is so fond of unaccountable international organizations -- and why we should therefore be wary. "[Anxiety about the economy, terrorism and mass migration are providing] fertile terrain for reactionary politicians and demagogues peddling xenophobia, nationalism and isolationism." - US Vice-President Joe Biden***Obama Says Brexit Vote Reflects Fears of Globalization *** "People are waking up to realize that, look, this is potentially a misguided protest vote, but it is a protest vote, and politics is not working for a lot...
  • Poll: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton in tight races in battleground states

    06/26/2016 4:39:03 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 26 Jun 2016 | Anthony Salvanto
    Battleground states are called battlegrounds for a reason: They're often close, and 2016 looks like no exception. Hillary Clinton holds narrow leads over Donald Trump across a number of key states of Florida (up three points, 44 to 41 percent); Colorado (Clinton 40 percent, Trump 39 percent); Wisconsin (Clinton up 41 percent to 36 percent) and North Carolina, which has flipped back and forth between the parties in the last two elections, where it's Clinton 44 percent and Trump 42 percent. In the wake of the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom this week, many wondered if the same sentiments...
  • Post Brexit Consequence – Rebuked Hillary Clinton Silent, Media Fill Void…

    06/26/2016 4:52:39 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 22 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jun 26, 2016 | Sundance
    After the Orlando terrorist attack Hillary Clinton went into a modified sub surface communication status called “radio infrequent”. Tenuous times require those who communicate via poll-tested and political wind-driven soundbites to move carefully amid unfamiliar terrain. Now, as predicted, after the “anti-globalist” Brexit result, Hillary Clinton goes further into the status of “radio-silent”. Full Stop (stay quiet, stay deep), and stay away from visibility until the consultants can gauge the best course. In modern U.S. elections polls can have two purposes: #1 is to display the current status of any given election. #2 is to provide a preferred media narrative...
  • Scotland can have a second referendum, but it must decide on a currency first

    06/25/2016 9:20:37 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 50 replies
    I believe that the currency issue did more than anything to deliver the late swing to No in the last referendum. The question of the choice between the pound, euro or a currency of Scotland’s own was never clarified, and that was fatal to the cause of independence in 2014. Unless the issue is resolved before another referendum I strongly suspect that this issue might again be fatal to the cause of Scottish independence. There are only four options. They are the pound, the euro, the US dollar or Scotland’s own currency.
  • Germany should 'lead new EU' after Brexit: Polish statesman [Lech Walesa]

    06/18/2016 4:40:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 17 Jun 2016 09:52 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Polish president Lech Wałęsa believes Germany should lead either a deeply reformed, or an entirely rebuilt EU, in the wake of a possible Brexit. Wałęsa’s comments come as a series of opinion polls show a growing lead for the campaign rallying British voters to leave the 28-nation EU in a landmark referendum on June 23rd. “Germany in particular must calculate what would be better for development (of the EU): do we create a completely new organization… or do we fix the old EU?” Wałęsa told AFP during an interview in Gdańsk, the cradle of...
  • Brexit remorse? UK lawmaker calls for Parliament to ignore EU referendum as millions call for...

    06/25/2016 2:55:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    Fox news ^ | June 25, 2016
    <p>The aftershocks of Thursday's referendum on British membership in the European Union continued to reverberate Saturday, as more than 2 million people signed an online petition calling for a second vote and one lawmaker said Parliament should overturn the result.</p>
  • Labour MP Demands Parliament Ignore ‘Madness’ Brexit Vote

    06/26/2016 5:52:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    AP via Breitbart ^ | 06/26/16 | Breitbart London
    A British opposition lawmaker says Parliament should stop the “madness” Iand overturn the result of a referendum calling for Britain to leave the European Union. Labour legislator David Lammy says Thursday’s national vote was non-binding and “our sovereign Parliament needs to now vote on whether we should quit the EU.” David Lammy ‏@DavidLammy 21h21 hours ago Wake up. We do not have to do this. We can stop this madness through a vote in Parliament. My statement below 16,725 retweets 15,684 likes              
  • Political novice wins Iceland presidency with 39 percent

    06/26/2016 9:02:01 AM PDT · by Mariner · 14 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | June 26th, 2016 | Haukur Holm
    Reykjavik (AFP) - History professor Gudni Johannesson won Iceland's presidential election after riding a wave of anti-establishment sentiment, final results showed Sunday, although the vote was eclipsed by the country's eagerly-anticipated Euro football match. The political newcomer, who won with 39.1 percent of votes, was trailed by businesswoman Halla Tomasdottir, also without party affiliation, who took 29.4 percent, according to results announced on public television channel RUV. Johannesson only decided to run for the presidency after the so-called Panama Papers leak in April which detailed offshore accounts and implicated several senior Icelandic politicians, including the prime minister who was forced...
  • Ankara's "Economic Miracle" Collapses Changes in Turkey

    12/22/2011 9:50:34 AM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies
    meforum.org ^ | 12-21-11 | David P. Goldman
    Turkey's high-flying economy, which expanded at a 10 percent annual rate of gross domestic product growth during the first half of 2011,[1] will crash-land in 2012. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan's "economic miracle," to use the Daily Telegraph's admiring words,[2] depended on a 40 percent annual rate of bank credit expansion, which in turn produced a balance of payments deficit as wide as that of southern Europe's crisis countries. Markets have already anticipated a sudden turnaround in the Turkish economy. The Turkish lira (TRY) fell by a quarter between November 2010 and September 2011, making it the world's worst performing...
  • Turkey signs deal with Turkish Cyprus on gas exploration, expands sea borders

    09/27/2011 8:08:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    National Turk ^ | Thursday, September 22, 2011 | unattributed
    Turkey and Turkish Cyprus signed a deal on Wednesday in New York to establish a ground for offshore gas exploration in a move set to escalate the already high regional tensions over Mediterranean energy reserves and border issues. On Tuesday, the Greek Cypriot administration confirmed that drilling had begun in a southeastern offshore block, adjoining a gas field in Israeli waters reputed to be the world's largest gas reserves find of the past decade. With the latest agreement the ethnic Turkish northern half of Cyprus, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, marked its marine borders with Turkey and will issue licenses...
  • Russia Sends Nuclear Submarines To Patrol Cyprus (Turkey) Waters - Report

    09/18/2011 8:35:13 AM PDT · by Fennie · 14 replies
    Cyprus News Report ^ | August 25, 2011 | Sarah Fenwick
    Russia has sent two nuclear-powered submarines to patrol Eastern Mediterranean waters around Cyprus and enforce the island's right to explore for undersea oil and gas in its territorial seas, according to information from Defencenet.gr, citing a Russian FM spokesman.
  • The Eastern Mediterranean Sea is Starting to Get Crowded

    09/15/2011 10:47:51 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 12 replies
    As regional powers attempt to rise, other regional powers will react. This is particularly true in this era of globalization. Turkey is now riding a learning curve. Here is how the latest is unfolding. Turkey warned Thursday it will declare a border on the continental shelf if the island of Cyprus proceeds with offshore oil and gas drilling activities. The Foreign Ministry's announcement came a day after Cyprus President Dimitris Christofias announced that U.S. firm Noble Energy will soon begin exploratory drilling to confirm deposits beneath the sea bed off Cyprus' southern coast despite Turkey's attempts to prevent such a...
  • Turkish PM says Syrian leader overshadowed his legitimacy

    09/12/2011 5:30:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    World Bulletin Net ^ | Monday, September 12, 2011 | unattributed
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad overshadowed his legitimacy. In a televised interview with the Al-Jazeera, Prime Minister Erdogan said, "when we came to the political power nine years ago, there was a 30-year resentment between Turkey and Syria. We made great efforts to improve relations with Syria with which we share 910 kilometres of border. We always proposed al-Assad to release political prisoners, make constitutional amendments and start multiparty system. Unfortunately, none of these reforms were made. I paid a visit to Aleppo earlier this year. I told al-Assad that we were...
  • Turkish Prime Minister: Israel's Attack on the Mavi Marmara Constitutes a Casus Belli, there...

    09/12/2011 2:25:04 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | September11, 2011 | Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan, which aired on the Al-Jazeera network on September 11, 2011. Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan: The measures we have taken are only the beginning. As you know, we have taken five measures, and we will see the results of these measures in the days, weeks, and perhaps months to come. Israel must realize that it is accountable for its actions, past and present. It will realize this. We have seen that Israel has never observed any of the resolutions issued by the UN General Assembly or Security Council. Israel...
  • 135-Meter Statue of Angel to be Erected on Cyprus on Russia's Initiative

    09/12/2011 6:38:27 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Interfax ^ | 9/12/11
    *** The monument will be higher than the Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, the Statue of Liberty in USA and the Buddha Statue in ChinaMoscow, September 12, Interfax - 135-meter monument representing an angel with a dove will appear in southern shore of Cyprus near "fruit" capital of the island - town of Limassol. The idea of the project Good Angels of Peace symbolizing peace and charity has appeared in Russia five years ago. The monument will be higher than the Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, the Statue of Liberty in the USA and Statue of...
  • Where Goes the U.S.-Turkish Relationship?

    12/08/2004 7:23:08 AM PST · by stevejackson · 29 replies · 1,248+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 12/8/2004 | Soner Cagaptay
    Throughout the 1990s, Turkish foreign policy analysts had an easy job. After all, Turkish foreign policy was predictable. Ankara cooperated enthusiastically with Washington, whether in the Middle East or in the Balkans. Turkey aligned itself with Israel and kept at arms length from Middle Eastern neighbors such as Syria and Iran. In Europe, Ankara traded heavily with the European Union (EU) but did not allow the EU to dictate foreign policy. The European Union's frequent allegations and criticism of human rights abuses in Turkey, especially with regard to Turkey's fight against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK, Partiya Karkaren Kurdistan) terrorists, soured...
  • EU to reward Turks after Cyprus vote

    04/26/2004 5:42:16 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 70 replies · 537+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/26/2004 | Sebastian Alison
    LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Voicing exasperation at Greek Cypriots for rejecting a U.N. plan to reunite their island, the European Union is looking for ways to reward the minority Turkish Cypriots for backing the plan. EU foreign ministers vented their frustration at Saturday's split referendum result as they arrived in Luxembourg on Monday for their last meeting before the bloc enlarges to admit 10 new members -- including a still divided Cyprus -- next Saturday. "We're all profoundly disappointed that this historic opportunity has been lost," EU External Relations Commissioner Chris Patten told reporters. "I don't think the leadership of the...
  • Attempted Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in Cyprus

    11/26/2001 10:55:04 AM PST · by Turk2 · 8 replies · 941+ views
    ATAA ^ | Michael Stephen
    Attempted Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in Cyprus&#9; By Michael Stephen, former British Parliamentarian (1992-97) The assertion by Mr. Christides (May 10, 1999) that there was no ethnic cleansing or attempted genocide of Turkish Cypriots by Greek Cypriots is ridiculous. Until influential Greek Cypriots come to terms with the appalling behavior of their community toward the smaller Turkish Cypriot community and stop trying to persuade themselves and the world that each side was as much to blame as the other, there will be no reconciliation in Cyprus. What did George Ball and Sir Alec Douglas say about the intentions of ...
  • Putin to Take Concrete Steps to Support Turkish Cyprus

    07/19/2005 2:14:40 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 304+ views
    Zaman ^ | July 20, 2005 | Mirza Cetinkaya
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said economic isolation of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) should be ended. Putin has signaled for concrete steps to be taken in this regard. Russian President hosting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as an "honorary guest" in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi noted, the "meaningless" embargo imposed on TRNC must be lifted and his country will have direct contacts with both the Turkish and Greek Cypriot societies on the island. The two leaders emphasized their opinions overlapped on many issues. "The first thing we must do is to solve the problem...
  • Pope Genocide Comments Show 'Crusader Mentality' - Turkey

    06/26/2016 5:21:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/26/16
    Turkey says Pope Francis' description of the WW1 mass killing of Armenians as genocide shows "the mentality of the Crusades". The pontiff's remarks have "no relation to reality", Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli said. Armenia and many historians say up to 1.5 million Armenian Christians were killed by Ottoman Turkish forces in 1915. But Turkey disputes the figure and denies the deaths constituted genocide. It says the deaths were part of a civil conflict triggered by WW1. The row continues to sour Turkish-Armenian relations, drawing in other countries such as Germany, whose parliament recently declared the killings to be...
  • Plans Underway for Pope Francis to Visit Armenia

    03/22/2016 2:04:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 3/21/16 | Cindy Wooden
    Vatican spokesman revealed that the trip may take place in JuneThe Vatican is studying the possibility of Pope Francis visiting Armenia in late June, the Vatican spokesman said. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the spokesman, confirming Pope Francis's desire to make the trip, denied that it already was set for June 22-26 as a news website reported. "It is true that a trip to Armenia in late June is being studied," he said on March 18, but the papal trip planners had not yet visited the country and neither the dates nor the program have been finalised. The vast majority of...
  • Pope Praises Armenia's Christian Past, but Avoids 'Genocide'

    06/24/2016 6:55:07 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/24/16 | AP
    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Pope Francis hailed Armenia's steadfast Christian heritage on Friday as he arrived in the former Soviet republic for a three-day visit to commemorate the centenary of the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians that the pope himself has called a "genocide." In a largely Orthodox land where Catholics are a minority, Armenians seemed genuinely honored to welcome a pope who has long championed the Armenian cause from his time as an archbishop in Argentina and now as leader of the 1.2-billion strong Catholic Church. Small groups of residents lined his motorcade route, and a gaggle of schoolchildren wearing...
  • Pope to Armenians: Never forget the genocide, but reconcile

    06/25/2016 12:19:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/25/2016 | Nicole Winfield and Avet Demourian&#8201;
    The world should never forget or minimize the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians, Pope Francis declared Saturday even as he urged Armenians to infuse their collective memory with love so they can find peace and reconcile with Turkey. Turkey, though, didn’t budge. In its first reaction to Francis’ recognition of the 1915 “genocide,” Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli called the comments “greatly unfortunate” and said they bore the hallmarks of the “mentality of the Crusades.” Francis began his second day in Armenia by paying his respects at the country’s imposing genocide memorial and greeting descendants of survivors of the 1915...
  • Barack Obama breaks promise to call Armenian killings ‘genocide’

    04/24/2016 10:38:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Times of India ^ | Apr 23, 2016
    Armenian-American leaders have urged Obama each year to make good on a pledge he made as a candidate in 2008, when he said the U.S. government had a responsibility to recognize the attacks as genocide and vowed to do so if elected. Obama's failure to fulfill that pledge in his final annual statement on the massacre infuriated advocates and lawmakers who accused the president of outsourcing America's moral voice to Turkey ... It's a Turkish government veto over U.S. policy on the Armenian genocide," Aram Hamparian, head of the Armenian National Committee of America, said in an interview. "It's like...
  • Turkey says German vote on Armenian 'genocide' a 'test of friendship'

    06/02/2016 1:33:57 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/6/16
    German lawmakers' planned vote to recognize the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide, will test the "friendship" between Berlin and Ankara, Turkey said Thursday, according to AFP. The resolution "will amount to a real test of the friendship" between the two nations, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. "Some nations that we consider friends, when they are experiencing trouble in domestic policy attempt to divert attention from it," he said at a meeting of his Justice and Development Party (AKP). "This resolution is an example of that." He stopped short of threatening Germany with political and economic retaliation,...
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of sharp Karabakh escalation with tanks, artillery, aircraft

    04/02/2016 1:38:07 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 4-2-2016 | RT
    Hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan have reportedly flared up overnight, with reports of gun and mortar fire coming from the border. Both Azeri and Armenian defense ministries accused each other of provoking the escalation. Azerbaijan said Armenian troops opened fire 127 times over 24 hours along the border. They are using mortars and heavy machine guns, the statement released on Saturday said. Armenia said Azeri troops went on the offensive overnight and are using tanks artillery and military aircraft. Militias in the unrecognized Karabakh republic, the focal point of the conflict, claimed they shot down an Azeri helicopter gunboat. Azerbaijan...
  • At least 31 reported killed in fighting between Armenian, Azerbaijani forces

    04/02/2016 7:42:11 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 10 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 2 at 6:22 PM | Aida Sultanova
    At least 31 reported killed in fighting between Armenian, Azerbaijani forces By Aida Sultanova April 2 at 6:22 PM BAKU, Azerbaijan — At least 30 soldiers and a boy were reported killed as heavy fighting erupted Saturday between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The fighting was the worst outbreak since a full-scale war over the region ended in 1994. Since then, mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh — officially part of Azerbaijan — has been under the control of local ethnic Armenian forces and the Armenian military. Armenian forces also occupy several areas outside Nagorno-Karabakh. The sides are separated...
  • 101st anniversary of Armenian genocide marked worldwide

    04/24/2016 11:24:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Ya Libnan News ^ | April 24, 2016
    Lebanese Armenians wave a giant flag during a rally outside the Turkish embassy in the capital Beirut on April 23, 2016, to commemorate the 101th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire in 1915. It is 101 years since Turkey’s Ottoman government began arresting minority community leaders and setting in motion a campaign of systematic slaughter that had left 1.5 million Christian Armenians dead by the early 1920s. Lebanon’s Armenians marked on Sunday the 101 anniversary of when some 250 Armenian intellectuals were rounded up by Ottoman Turks as the first step of the genocide against...
  • US Media Ignores Obama's Role in Brexit Disaster

    06/25/2016 8:04:11 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 44 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 24-June-2016 | David A. Patten
    Watch any of the TV news talk shows Friday and almost all have ignored one important fact: the Brexit 'Leave' victory was another humiliating loss for President Barack Obama. In fact, some British polls even showed that voter sentiment moved decidedly in favor of Brexit after Obama traveled to Britain and urged a "no" vote. British voters delivered a stinging rebuke to Obama on Thursday when they opted to leave the EU by a 52 percent to 48 percent margin. So strong was the backlash to Obama's blatant attempt to influence the Brexit vote – polls following his April visit...
  • London’s Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan Slams Brexit Vote At Gay Pride Event

    06/26/2016 7:10:27 AM PDT · by dennisw · 43 replies
    breitbart ^ | 26 Jun 2016
    (AP) – Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has reverberated through London’s boisterous LGBT pride festival. The flags of European nations flew at the annual Pride in London parade, which ended with a rally in Trafalgar Square. London Mayor Sadiq Khan told the crowd of thousands that Europeans in London are “our friends, our families and our neighbors.” Khan says “I recognize the huge contribution you make to our city, you are welcome here. I make you this promise as your mayor. That won’t change.” Voters in London overwhelmingly supported staying in the EU, but a majority outside the...
  • Switzerland's voters rejects basic income plan

    06/05/2016 5:53:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 5, 2015
    There was little support among Swiss politicians for the idea and not a single parliamentary party came out in favour, but the proposal gathered more than 100,000 signatures and was therefore put to the vote under the Swiss popular initiative system. Critics of the measure said that disconnecting the link between work done and money earned would have been bad for society. But Che Wagner from the campaign group Basic Income Switzerland, argued before the vote that it would not be money for nothing. "In Switzerland over 50% of total work that is done is unpaid. It's care work, it's...
  • [Switzerland] Basel: Muslim schoolboys must shake hands or face fine (shake hands w/female teacher)

    05/28/2016 7:11:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 25 May 2016 10:54 GMT+02:00
    School students must shake their teachers’ hands or their parents will be liable to pay a fine of up to 5,000 francs, authorities in the canton of Basel-Country have ruled. The decision, announced on Wednesday, comes nearly two months after two Muslim schoolboys refused to shake their female teacher’s hand at a school in Therwil, near Basel, because they said physical contact with a woman who wasn’t a family member went against their religion. The incident caused outrage across Switzerland, not only because it was seen as sex discrimination but because their refusal was considered an affront to an intrinsic...
  • Inside the only village in Europe where migrants are BANNED: Switzerland's super rich Oberwil ...

    05/27/2016 11:06:14 AM PDT · by Cecily · 27 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | May 27, 2016 | Paul Thompson
    One of Europe’s wealthiest villages is refusing to accept any asylum seekers - and has instead voted to pay a fine of Ł200,000. Fears women and children could be at risk from sex attacks as well as the disruption to their peaceful way of life has led the super-rich of Switzerland’s alpine resort of Oberwil-Lieli to vote ‘no’ in a referendum to accept just ten migrants. The picturesque village, where 300 millionaires make up 2,200 population, they all used their financial muscle to reject a Government imposed quota.
  • Switzerland Readies Military In Preparation For A New Wave Of Migrants

    04/26/2016 1:59:01 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 23 April 2016 | Tyler Durden
    With the main route (reportedly shut down) being from Turkey to Greece, and up through the Balkans... But now, in response to Balkan countries closing down traditional migrant routes to Europe, Switzerland's military is taking steps to prepare for a potential new wave of immigrants in case it becomes part of a new route. As such, Switzerland has put together a formal emergency preparedness plan, which outlines three scenarios, one of which would call for military intervention.
  • Switzerland is the Ultimate Safe Haven for Liberty and Wealth

    02/28/2016 5:39:26 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 14 replies
    Acting Man ^ | 5/15/2015 | Claudio Grass
    Dangerous Freedom versus Peaceful Slavery I am often asked what we would do if, for example, the US were to come out with a confiscation order. My reply is: We would do nothing whatsoever! Why? Quite simply, because no one in Switzerland has the political power to execute such an order! Even if Swiss politicians were to support such a confiscation order, the Swiss people would likely have the final vote. I am confident that any such confiscation order wouldn’t have any chance to be supported by a majority in Switzerland, especially one concerning assets held outside the banking system...
  • Switzerland to vote on banning banks from creating money

    12/26/2015 2:38:13 PM PST · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 24 December 2015 | Mehreen Khan
    Switzerland will hold a referendum to decide whether to ban commercial banks from creating money. The Swiss federal government confirmed on Thursday that it would hold the plebiscite, after more than 110,000 people signed a petition calling for the central bank to be given sole power to create money in the financial system. The campaign - led by the Swiss Sovereign Money movement and known as the Vollgeld initiative - is designed to limit financial speculation by requiring private banks to hold 100pc reserves against their deposits. "Banks won’t be able to create money for themselves any more, they’ll only...
  • Switzerland overwhelmingly votes for burqa ban with ÂŁ6,500 fine for Muslim women who rebel

    11/25/2015 9:29:46 AM PST · by DCdude · 52 replies
    UK Express ^ | 11/25/2015 | OLI SMITH
    Muslim women can no longer wear the full-body garment in shops, restaurants or public buildings and anyone caught flouting the ban could be struck with a ÂŁ6,500 fine. The local government of Ticino approved the referendum after the Swiss Parliament ruled that the ban did not violate the country's federal law. Two in three voters in the canton backed the move in an overwhelming result for a referendum, in the wake of heightened terrorist alerts across Europe. The law which MPs voted for only applies to veils which covers the body from head to foot worn by the 40,000 Muslim...
  • Switzerland probing 33 jihadists: A-G's office

    11/22/2015 6:47:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Local (CH) ^ | 11/22/15
    Switzerland has active criminal proceedings against 33 individuals over suspected ties to extremist Islamist groups, but only three people are currently in custody, the attorney general's office said on Sunday. 'Isis cell operating out of Winterthur mosque' (18 Nov 15) Iraqi jailed for posting Isis propaganda online (13 Nov 15) Switzerland extradites French teen jihadist (22 May 15) Some of those cases have been opened in the last two to three months, but the most serious involves a cell of possible Islamist radicals uncovered in the Canton of Schaffhausen last year, said Andry Marty, a spokesman for Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber.  ...
  • Germany Says 'Won't Let Anyone Take Europe From Us'

    06/25/2016 11:12:35 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 80 replies
    NDTV ^ | June 25, 2016 | Agence France-Presse
    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said today that the EU would weather the shock of the British vote to leave the union as he convened crisis talks. "I am confident that these countries can also send a message that we won't let anyone take Europe from us," he said heading into a meeting in Berlin of his counterparts from the EU's six founding members.
  • Germany makes fracking verboten

    06/25/2016 8:25:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 24 Jun 2016 15:03 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German lawmakers approved a law that essentially bans fracking, ending years of dispute over the controversial technology to release oil and gas locked deep underground. The text approved on Friday does not outlaw conventional drilling for oil and gas, but leaves it up to state governments to decide on individual cases. But fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, which is carried out by blasting a mixture of water, sand and chemicals underground to release shale oil and gas, will be banned. …
  • Germany says 'won't let anyone take Europe from us'

    06/25/2016 5:39:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 100 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 25 Jun 2016 11:38 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Saturday that the EU would weather the shock of the British vote to leave the union as he convened crisis talks. “I am confident that these countries can also send a message that we won’t let anyone take Europe from us,” he said heading into a meeting in Berlin of his counterparts from the EU’s six founding members. […] Steinmeier called the European Union “a successful project of peace and stability” and said that there was a “strong desire” within the bloc to defend and strengthen it. …
  • Brexit: Why the Globalists Lost

    06/24/2016 11:59:25 PM PDT · by sockmonkey · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24, 2016 | Allum Bokhari & Milo Yiannopoulos
    There's panic in the skyscrapers. A popular revolution against globalism is underway, and Britain has struck the first blow. To the dismay of political, financial, and media elites, the country has chosen to put identity and sovereignty above a plus-one-or-minus-one change in GDP, and vote to leave the hated European Union. As with the USSR, the attempt to superimpose a manufactured civic identity over proud nation-states with rich and complex histories has run against the grain of human nature. The elites, so wrapped up in statecraft and economics, never paused to consider basic human psychology. It’s not just Britain, you...
  • Magna Carta 2.0: Good for Freedom, Good for Growth Trump is the Big Winner, Obama got Crushed

    06/25/2016 4:30:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    The original Magna Carta was a charter agreed to by King John of England in 1215. It just celebrated its 801st anniversary. So no, I wasn’t there. But that charter has become part of an important, iconic, political myth that the deal between an unpopular king and rebellious barons marked the beginning of individual English freedoms, personal liberties, and due-process protection of individuals under the law. Magna Carta has also been cited as providing the essential foundation for the contemporary powers of Parliament and legal principles such as habeas corpus. That’s the mythology, and it’s an important one. So while...
  • Jews and Israel in a threatened, leaderless and delusional world

    06/23/2016 4:37:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-23-16 | ISI LEIBLER
    The painful lesson of the Orlando massacre is that no place in the world is immune to fanatical religious extremists willing to kill themselves to achieve heavenly salvation. The Western world is floundering in its pathetic efforts to confront the demonic global forces threatening to plunge it back into the Dark Ages. Its failure is largely due to the inability of democratic countries to face reality and devise a united strategy to vanquish these Islamic fundamentalist terrorists. Instead, Western leaders bury their heads in the sand and cravenly resort to policies of appeasement, even though there is not a single...
  • 'Germany needs to make UK come to its senses'

    06/24/2016 11:49:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 24 Jun 2016 16:27 GMT+02:00 | Jörg Luyken
    Britain leaving the EU means trouble ahead for Germany — and its hardest task will be convincing the Brits to drop a self-defeating ideology, a leading foreign policy expert told The Local. German business has a lot of vested interest in British markets, explains Josef Janning, head of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) in Berlin. And that means Germany will have its work cut out negotiating a settlement which gives Britain access to the single market after it leaves the European Union. […] Being integrated into the single market will mean the UK will have to “swallow the...
  • 'Leave as soon as possible', EU chiefs tell Britain after Brexit vote

    06/24/2016 7:25:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 24, 2016 | AFP
    BRUSSELS: EU chiefs on Friday told Britain to start negotiations to quit the bloc "as soon as possible", after outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron said he would leave the negotiations to his successor. "We now expect the United Kingdom government to give effect to this decision of the British people as soon as possible, however painful that process may be," said a joint statement after Britons voted for a Brexit . "Any delay would unnecessarily prolong uncertainty." The statement was issued by EU president Donald Tusk, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, EU Parliament leader Martin Schulz and Dutch premier Mark...
  • The Brexit contagion: How France, Italy and the Netherlands now want their referendum too

    06/24/2016 6:49:53 AM PDT · by Mariner · 76 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | June 24th, 2016 | Matthew Holehouse, Brussels
    Voters in France, Italy and the Netherlands are demanding their own votes on European Union membership and the euro, as the continent faces a “contagion” of referendums. EU leaders fear a string of copycat polls could tear the organisation apart, as leaders come under pressure to emulate David Cameron and hold votes. It came as German business leaders handed a considerable boost to the Leave campaign by saying it would be “very, very foolish” to deny the UK a free trade deal after Brexit. Markus Kerber, the head of the BDI, which represents German industry, said that 1970s-style trade barriers...
  • (Flashback) Nigel Farage insults Herman van Rompuy, calls EU President a "DAMP RAG"

    Nigel Farage at his best! Calling out these global elites!
  • MARKET MELTDOWN Ł100billion wiped off FTSE 100 as within minutes as world markets go into freefall

    06/24/2016 2:51:23 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 73 replies
    The Sun ^ | 24 Jun 16 | John Pettitt
    MORE than Ł100billion was wiped off the London FTSE 100 this morning within minutes and the value of the pound crumbled as world markets were gripped by Brexit panic. The City was facing its third biggest fall of all time, shedding 458 points in a massive selloff, with shares in Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland tumbling by around 30 per cent. Experts warned of more carnage to come with fear gripping world markets seeing Japan briefly shut down and European stock markets all in free fall. Britain also looked set to lose its triple-A rating after 52 per...