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  • Terror in Paradise: Trinidad and Tobago Is Now a Jihad Hotspot

    10/11/2018 7:44:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/11/2018 | Todd Bensman
    The Ministry of Tourism for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago hosts a website extolling the many exquisite charms of the “true Caribbean” to be found there. The islands offer rich history, culture, biodiversity, and lodging with views “to die for.”Of late, though, a diaspora of Trinidad and Tobago emigres have preferred the views in Syria and Iraq, and the company of Islamic terrorist group ISIS. At least 130 of T&T’s 1.2 million citizens left their white and turquoise shorelines to fight with vicious Islamists half a world away. How did that happen? “Entire families went,” including at least...
  • Robert De Niro throws party in New York in honor of Communist, Terror-Sponsoring Cuba’s “President!”

    09/29/2018 10:49:44 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 23 replies
    BabaluBlog ^ | September 29, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “Lane Rosenthal’s apartment in New York’s Dakota Bldg alongside Central park was the setting for a meeting by U.S. cultural figures and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel. His invitation was extended by actor Robert De Niro.’ (more here in Cuba’s KGB-mentored communist party newspaper.)... “The actor Robert De Niro won a standing ovation at the Tony awards in New York for attacking the president. Appearing on stage at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, De Niro declared: “I’m gonna say one thing. ____ Trump!” Robert De Niro is on the record insulting U.S. President Donald Trump as:
  • Castro’s Torture of American POWs in Vietnam

    09/25/2018 5:32:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 25, 2018 | Jamie Glazov
    Reflecting on an untold story -- to honor National POW/MIA Recognition Day Editors’ note: Last Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, our nation, led by our president, solemnly marked National POW/MIA Recognition Day, during which we honored all American prisoners of war and expressed our deep gratitude and respect for what they endured and -- as empirical evidence suggests -- in some cases may very well be continuing to endure. Indeed, we pay tribute to those who never returned -- and, of course, also to their suffering families. In honor of this sacred day, Frontpage has deemed it important to run Jamie...
  • Presidential Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month

    09/14/2018 12:45:08 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 11 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 9/13/2018 | President Donald Trump
    Presidential Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-proclamation-national-hispanic-heritage-month-2018/ White House PROCLAMATIONS Presidential Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2018 Issued on: September 13, 2018 During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we honor all American citizens of Hispanic descent and celebrate their rich and vibrant traditions of faith, family, hard work, and patriotism. We are grateful for the innumerable contributions they make to our society, which are vital to our thriving Nation. We are especially grateful for the 1.2 million Hispanic-American men and women who have answered the call to serve in our Armed Forces, demonstrating remarkable loyalty, bravery, and dedication to duty. My...
  • Research Shows Mysterious attacks on US embassy staffers in Cuba, China came from microwave weapon

    09/02/2018 9:41:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/01/2018 | Rick Moran
    It appears that researchers have finally solved the mystery of how embassy staffers in Cuba and China became suddenly ill with symptoms of brain injury. What was thought to be some kind of "sonic" weapon turns out to have been weaponized microwave radiation. New York Times: The medical team that examined 21 affected diplomats from Cuba made no mention of microwaves in its detailed report published in JAMA in March. But Douglas H. Smith, the study’s lead author and director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania, said in a recent interview that microwaves were now considered a...
  • Doctors, scientists say microwave strikes may have caused mysterious ailments of US embassy workers

    09/01/2018 8:10:47 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/01/18 | Tal Axelrod
    Doctors and scientists say that microwave weapons are the main suspect behind the mysterious ailments of dozens of American diplomats and family members in Cuba and China. Douglas Smith, director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania, told The New York Times that microwaves were likely behind the health incidents, some of which likely resulted in brain injury. Smith was the lead author of a study that examined 21 affected U.S. diplomats from Cuba. The study, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association in March, did not mention microwaves. “Everybody was relatively...
  • The Nickel Supply Squeeze Is Just Getting Started

    05/28/2014 9:29:58 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    TMO ^ | 5-28-2014 | Investment U
    May 28, 2014 - 06:02 PMInvestment_U Back in January, I wrote a column explaining the supply-demand squeeze in nickel. One way I suggested to play the nickel squeeze, the iPath Dow Jones-AIG Nickel Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSE: JJN), is up 38% from my recommendation. Did you buy that fund? Well, if you didn't, there's no need to kick yourself. The nickel run isn't over. In fact, if anything, the supply/demand squeeze powering nickel's surge is likely to get stronger. The biggest user of nickel is China. Nickel is used to make stainless steel, and China makes a lot of...
  • President Trump, You Are No JFK

    08/25/2018 7:16:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 182 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “JFK had a legendary love life.  Did one of his affairs connect him with the mob?” (CNN, promoting its Kennedy family hagiography, March 31, 2018.)“Legendary” –whether morally-neutral or complimentary or both-- is not exactly the terminology CNN is employing with regard to President Trump’s “love life.”  Consensual and discreet adulterous affairs distant (both time-wise and geographically) from the White House do not qualify a “love life” as “legendary” with CNN. But apparently, feeding amyl-nitrate poppers to a starstruck 19 year-old, taking her virginity in the very White House bed and directing her to fellate a 50-year old friend while watching does. Or...
  • After the bitcoin boom: hard lessons for cryptocurrency investors (Many are broke)

    08/25/2018 8:28:15 AM PDT · by NRx · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08-20-2018 | Nathaniel Popper and Su-Hyun Lee
    SAN FRANCISCO — Pete Roberts of Nottingham, England, was one of the many risk-takers who threw their savings into cryptocurrencies when prices were going through the roof last winter. Now, eight months later, the $23,000 he invested in several digital tokens is worth about $4,000, and he is clearheaded about what happened. "I got too caught up in the fear of missing out and trying to make a quick buck," he said this week. "The losses have pretty much left me financially ruined." Mr. Roberts, 28, has a lot of company. After the latest round of big price drops, many...
  • Russia, China, Iran pulling away from dollar, euro, in oil trade in bid to undercut U.S. sanctions

    08/23/2018 12:41:22 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 30 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 8/22/18 | USA Featurs
    As the Trump administration tightens sanctions against Iran and Russia, and as the imposition of tariffs against China as a means of negotiating a more favorable trade arrangement continue, all three nations are moving away from the U.S. dollar primarily when it comes to oil sales, as a way of circumventing the punitive measures. “There is a common understanding that we need to move towards the use of national currencies in our settlements. There is a need for this, as well as the wish of the parties,” Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak said earlier this month when discussing the move....
  • Venezuela 'paralysed' by launch of sovereign bolivar currency

    08/21/2018 5:03:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/21/18
    Venezuela came to a standstill on Tuesday as the country tried to deal with its newly introduced currency. Thousands of businesses closed in order to adapt to the "sovereign bolivar", and many workers stayed at home. President Nicolás Maduro launched the new banknotes on Monday, revaluing and renaming the old bolivar currency. The government says this will tackle runaway inflation, but critics say it could make the crisis worse. The notes went into circulation on Tuesday.
  • Speculation mounts as North Korea's no. 2 man visits Cuba

    08/22/2018 9:37:51 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Choe Ryong-hae, known as North Korea's second most powerful man, is visiting Cuba to discuss ways to improve the countries' bilateral relationship, a wire report said Friday. According to Cuba's official news agency Prensa Latina, Choe, vice chairman of the Central Committee of the North's Workers' Party, arrived in Havana, the capital of Cuba, on Thursday, leading a North Korean delegation. Choe also met with Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez, and they discussed international issues as well as bilateral matters. The news agency quoted the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs as saying, "The meeting took place in a fraternal context,...
  • Venezuela says it is refining gold in Turkey following sanctions

    07/29/2018 10:27:50 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 25 replies
    CARACAS, July 18 (Reuters) - Venezuela’s central bank this year began refining gold in Turkey following a wave of international sanctions that have left it unwilling to carry out such operations in Switzerland, the country’s mining minister said on Wednesday. The central bank for several years has been buying gold from small miners in the south of the country and refining it to be used as monetary gold to shore up its international reserves that have tumbled as the country’s socialist economy implodes. “This is an agreement established with Turkey and the Venezuelan central bank,” said Victor Cano in a...
  • Colombia asked Trump to urge end to Russian support for Venezuela

    07/21/2018 7:24:23 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Colombia Reports ^ | July 16, 2018 | Adriaan Alsema
    Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos asked his American counterpart Donald Trump to urge Russian leader Vladimir Putin to stop supporting Venezuela’s government. Santos took to Twitter on Saturday to ask Trump to address Russia’s support for the authoritarian government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The governments of both Colombia and the United States fiercely oppose Maduro. Russia, however, has been accused of helping Venezuela evade sanctions imposed by Washington DC. Furthermore, Venezuela’s military appears to have received thousands of Russian surface-to-air missiles, according to news agency Reuters. “To contribute to the crisis in Venezuela I am asking President Trump to...
  • Venezuela pegging its economic recovery to a cryptocurrency that’s widely considered a scam

    08/20/2018 10:09:35 AM PDT · by NRx · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08-20-2018 | Kate Rooney
    Venezuela is doing something completely unprecedented. Some even say illegal. As part of an attempt to stop skyrocketing inflation, the country is issuing a new fiat currency called the "sovereign bolivar," which will be backed by a cryptocurrency. But that cryptocurrency, called the "petro," does not trade, and Venezuela's own parliament says it's being illegally used to mortgage the nation's cash-strapped oil reserves. "This is a smoke-and-mirrors operation typical of Venezuela — I'll believe it when I see it," said Steve Hanke, professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University and one of the world's leading experts on hyperinflation. "The...
  • Trump's policies could enable America's economy to outpace China's

    08/20/2018 12:12:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 18, 2018 | Steven W. Mosher
    The great engine of American capitalism is once again firing on all cylinders, as shown by the 4.1 percent annualized growth of America’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of this year. Most Americans (with the exception of Democrats in Congress) are celebrating the good economic news. There is quiet rejoicing in many European and Asian capitals as well, since their mostly sluggish economies will now be drawn along in America’s powerful wake. But there is one capital where the American economic renaissance is definitely not welcome news. Consternation reigns in China, where President Xi Jinping is nervously...
  • Russia Allocates $10M to Restore Cuban Capitol’s Golden Dome

    08/17/2018 12:07:02 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Aug 16, 2018
    Russia will spend hundreds of millions of rubles on restoring the golden dome of the National Capitol Building in Havana, Cuba, in what Russian critics have said is an example of misplaced spending. Russian users reacted sarcastically to the plan, with opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s aide Leonid Volkov calling it “brilliant news, simply the best.” Popular blogger Ilya Varlamov wrote a post on Telegram ridiculing Russia’s decision to spend the money abroad. “Russia will spend 642 million rubles to restore roads and repair hospitals across the country!” he wrote. “Whoops, I made a typo, sorry!" Though opened after eight years...
  • Brazil presidential front-runner vows to close Palestinian embassy

    08/09/2018 6:43:51 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 8 replies
    The Tiimes of Israel ^ | August 9, 2018 | Marcus M. Gilban
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (JTA) — Brazil’s front-running presidential candidate has announced he will close the Palestinian embassy in Brasilia in addition to moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “Is Palestine a country? Palestine is not a country, so there should be no embassy here,” Jair Bolsonaro, a lawmaker from the Social Liberal Party, declared on Tuesday when the National Congress reopened after a three-week recess. “You do not negotiate with terrorists,” he added.
  • Hospitals scrap surgeries, Venezuelans forgo showers as taps run dry

    08/16/2018 10:24:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 15, 2018 | Andreina Aponte
    At one of Caracas’ biggest public hospitals, most bathrooms are closed. Patients fill jugs from a tiny tap on the ground floor that sometimes has a trickle of water. Operations are postponed or canceled. The Central Venezuelan University hospital, once a Latin American leader, is reeling as taps run dry.
  • The Emmy Awards Tilt to the Left

    08/01/2018 2:56:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    On July 26, the News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations were announced, and PBS topped the list with 45 nominations. CBS led the broadcast networks with 31 nods, followed by CNN and HBO with 22 each, and ABC with 20. MSNBC got 5. Vice News got nine. Al-Jazeera International USA got five. And The New York Times got seven -- for videos! Even the liberal website Vox got three. The Fox News channel, which leads in cable-news viewership year after year after year, got none. Raise your hand if you're surprised. Given the liberal tilt of the news industry, did...