US-based financial company Bankrate surveyed a thousand of adult residents of the United States. The research was conducted to identify the level of financial security of citizens. The results of the study were published on the website of the company.
The Guardian published an eye-opening report about the police of Chicago. According to the newspaper, Chicago police officers, as it turns out, detain Americans at "black sites." The sites are very similar to those the CIA uses worldwide for interrogation and torture of suspected terrorists.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the largest supporter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This group represents large multinational corporations, many of which are registered as American, but a large percentage of their businesses and profits reside in foreign countries.
With the S&P 500 at all-time highs and Americans getting ready to spend more than $600 billion on Christmas, what’s not to love about the “New Economy?”
1. Radiation in Tuna; 2. Over-Fishing; 3. Many Tuna Products are Mislabeled; 59% of tuna is not only mislabeled, but is almost entirely compromised of a fish once banned by the FDA; 4. Mercury in Tuna.
Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings.
Police and prison officials are negotiating with nearly 3,000 prisoners who have seized part of a federal prison in South Texas. There are reportedly no hostages but the standoff has already been going since early Friday morning. Local media reported that the prisoners have been protesting the medical services provided.
Two newly introduced bills in the US House of Representatives are looking to legalize the use of recreational marijuana and tax it like other drugs such as alcohol and tobacco.
Media reports have claimed that there is no scientific evidence supporting the link between vaccines and autism. Here we provide for the reader research that demonstrates the link between vaccines and autism, and the mechanisms by which vaccines can cause autism. *The list has been updated and now contains 97 citations.
The United States and Turkey have reached preliminary agreement to train and moderate Syrian rebels and provide them with equipment.According to officials from both countries, the decision to send more than 400 troops, including special forces, to work with opposition forces is consistent.
Germany is unable to stop arms shipments to Ukraine, including from the US and Canada, Karl-Georg Wellmann, a member of the Christian Democratic Union stated in Bundestag, Pravda.Ru reports with reference to Bloomberg.
Crude inventories rose to a new record high of 425.6 million barrels as monthly data showed stockpiles last exceeded this level in 1930. Analysts had expected a 3.233 million barrels increase. US supplies have climbed for six straight weeks.Brent crude price rebounded to $60 per barrel after falling below $58 per barrel in London.
An investment banker was found dead after attempting to climb the Northeast’s highest peak on Monday afternoon – 24 hours after she called for help as she hiked through 100 mph winds. Kate Matrosova, 32, arrived at the base of New Hampshire’s 5,400ft Mount Madison at 5am Sunday, dropped off by her husband Charlie Farhoodi, who is listed on LinkedIn as a Vice President at JP Morgan.
CNN, Fast Company, Popular Science, other top outlets have all began to trumpet the talking points on cue relatively recently: “Orthorexia nervosa is a label designated to those who are concerned about eating healthy. Characterized by disordered eating fueled by a desire for “clean” or “healthy” foods, those diagnosed with the condition are overly pre-occupied with the nutritional makeup of what they eat”.
America’s economic woes are no secret. Nations like China are growing more and more economically powerful, while America is spiraling out of control.
Every sensible country protects its industries and companies from foreign takeover. Protectionism is a matter of self-preservation. Apparently American politicians are neither interested in being sensible nor are they interested in our nation’s economic survival.
Hopefully, the shaky truce between Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko, brokered in Minsk by Angela Merkel, will hold. For nothing good, but much evil, could come of broadening and lengthening this war that has cost the lives of 5,400 Ukrainians.
Vladimir Putin said that he would not allow the West to achieve military superiority over Russia. Russia will continue strengthening the nuclear potential, develop space forces, navy and long-range aviation. The Russian Navy plans to commission two new nuclear submarines. However, Russia lacks a developed system of bases that had been lost after the collapse of the USSR. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu tried to fill the gap during his tour of Latin America on February 11-14.
Former U.S. Treasury official, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: “The U.S. demonization of Russia and Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has resulted in alienating those Russians who were supportive of the West and the United States. The constant demonization of Russia and Putin has galvanized the Russian people behind their president.
TOKYO, February 17. /TASS/The meteorological department declared a tsunami threat in Iwate and issued a recommendation to the residents of more than 7,000 houses located in the coastal area to evacuate urgently. An earthquake measuring 6.9 points on the open-ended Richter scale was registered in the northwest of Japan on Tuesday.The national meteorological department said the epicenter of the quake was located in the ocean, some 210 kilometers away from the town of Miyako in Iwate Prefecture. Its seismic focus was identified at the depth of about 10 kilometers below the seafloor.
The celebrated revival of the Silk Road would seem to herald the return of China’s charm offensive, winning over neighbors and other countries in the region through increased trade incentives and transport connectivity. If developing a sound soft power strategy is the mark of a rising world power, does this mean China is on its way? Certainly, in the wake of recent episodes of differences and disputes, the initiative should be seen as a welcome development.
The signing of the Russian-Iranian Military Cooperation Agreement on January 20 has led to speculation, fuelled by rhetoric from Moscow and Tehran, that the two states are working to secure Iran from any future military intervention to stop its nuclear program whilst securing an economically hard-pressed Russia a lucrative market for its arms exports.
Michael Auslin, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, recently wrote a commentary titled “The Twilight of China’s Communist Party,” which was published in the Wall Street Journal. The author quoted “one of America’s most experienced China watchers” as saying “the CCP has entered its endgame” and added the claim that “No one contradicts his statement, instead there is general agreement.
The Brazilian Carnival is the event of a national scale. The festivities take place in several Brazilian cities: Sao Paulo, Recife, Salvadore and others. But the most famous and bright Festival is still in Rio-de-Janeiro.
Russia works hard to undermine USA's exceptionalism. Russia winning Latin America back
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has recently paid visits to Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba. The details of his negotiations with Raul Castro remain undisclosed. It was said, though, that in Nicaragua, Minister Shoigu signed an intergovernmental agreement on a simplified procedure for naval ships to enter Nicaraguan ports. The Russian minister also signed a memorandum on cooperation in the naval area.
Recent research which takes into account climate models, published in Science Advances, indicate that the United States of America may face its worst droughts for one thousand years over the coming century. The areas predicted to be most at risk are the US Southwest and the Great Plains and the droughts are predicted to last for decades.
A Washington DC area lawyer who was found stabbed to death in a glitzy DC area hotel room had ties to the country of Greece and the international banking world.
A poll reveals that by a 47%-30% margin respondents overwhelmingly agree that it was inappropriate for John Boehner to invite Netanyahu to address Congress without consulting President Obama.
Beijing, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) - On Monday, U.S. broadcaster CNN called Ukrainian troops “pro-American,” saying that the U.S. president is considering the possibility of supplying lethal weapons to Ukraine. The largest U.S. television news network called the troops of Ukraine "pro-American" because from the very beginning of the Ukrainian crisis, the United States has played a role in this process. - Red Star Over Donbass
When the American people come to understand that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were in fact a false flag operation carried out by proxies of the U.S. Federal Government, everything changes. The transparent U.S. Government complicity in the coordination and coverup of the 9/11 crimes against its own citizenry has now been proven — UNEQUIVOCALLY — by mountains of scientific, circumstantial and anecdotal evidence.
India still has not decided if it will purchase Su-30MKI multirole fighters over France's Rafale fighters, but the Russian jets are reliable and cheaper, Indian Minister for External Affairs in the North Eastern Region Vijay Kumar Singh told Sputnik on Thursday.
When the American people come to understand that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were in fact a false flag operation carried out by proxies of the U.S. Federal Government, everything changes. Mainstream Media (MSM) has relentlessly covered up this crime against humanity, for well over 13 years and counting, have the successive administrations been free from prosecution.
According to usaspending.gov, the Department of Defense spent $504,816 on Viagra in 2014. The website,established in 2007 by the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA), listed 60 contracts between the Pentagon and Cardinal Health Inc., a pharmaceutical distributor. These transactions note the purchased product was Viagra.
Participants in the Contact Group meeting currently underway in the Belarusian capital city of Minsk have squared a scheme of withdrawal of heavy weapons, agreed a ceasefire regime and mechanisms of control over the implementation of agreements reached. The sides also discussed future political structure of Donbass.
Net neutrality activists bodyslammed, dragged from Republican FCC commissioner Ajit Pai’s press conference for holding up this banner: “85% of Republican Voters Support Net Neutrality”
A JPMorgan Chase associate and his wife were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Closter, New Jersey on Friday evening.According to the Bergen County prosecutor John Molinelli, Michael Tabacchi, 27, allegedly killed his wife, Iran Pars Tabacchi, 41.
Eric Bolling: “Reports say radical Muslim jihadists killed thousands of people in the past few months alone. And yet when you take Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, whatever, their combined killings in the name of religion––well, that would be zero.
The United States government has taken a new, preliminary, step to encourage commercial development of the moon. U.S. companies can stake claims to lunar territory through an existing licensing process for space launches.
Jim Clifton, Chairman, CEO of Gallup, an iconic U.S. company dating back to 1935, told CNBC that he was worried he might “suddenly disappear” and not make it home that evening if he disputed the accuracy of what the U.S. government is reporting as unemployed Americans. “I think that the number that comes out of BLS [Bureau of Labor Statistics] and the Department of Labor is very, very accurate. I need to make that very, very clear so that I don’t suddenly disappear. I need to make it home tonight.”
Hackers have broken into the database of Anthem Inc., the second-largest health insurer in the United States, endangering the personal information of about 80 million people,
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu: The Sukhoi Su-35S, Russia’s new highly-maneuverable multirole fighter jet, is expected to enter service in 2015, has a new avionics suite that can effectively rival any fifth-generation jet, with the proven reliability. Export price is about $85 million.
Pakistan has successfully test-fired a new indigenous nuclear-capable air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) with a range of 350 kilometers (nearly 220 miles). Directorate of Inter-Services Public Relations: the Ra’ad (Thunder) missile would enable Pakistan to achieve “strategic standoff capability” both on land and at sea.
The United States took an active part in the February 2014 coup in Ukraine, which installed pro-Western authorities, US President Obama told CNN Sunday.
President Barack Obama's fiscal 2016 budget proposes 19 percent tax on future foreign earnings of companies based in the United States and a one-time 14 percent tax on roughly $2 trillion in profits being held offshore, Revenues from the one-thttp://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/inside-story/articles/2014/5/5/how-can-the-u-s-reviveitscrumblinginfrastructure.htmlime tax would be used to fund projects to fix crumbling U.S. infrastructure and fill the projected shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund.
DoD [Department of Defense] no longer has exclusive access to the most cutting-edge technology or the ability to spur or control the development of new technologies the way we once did," Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson told the news agency.
Bolivian leader Evo Morales: RT has become the voice of revolutionaries, voice of the peoples of the world and countries the United States would like to silence. Morales was responding to comments made by Andrew Lack, new head of the US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), in which he compared RT to terrorist organizations.
An Argentinian-born US nuclear scientist has been sentenced to five years in prison for attempting to sell a classified nuclear technology to a US agent he believed was a Venezuelan official, according to CNN.
Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Jeh Johnson said the United States should look out for possible acts of terrorism, similar to the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine. He also added that the DHS should stay on alert and cooperate with major chiefs and sheriffs around the country to share information.
Microsoft Corp made its popular Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications available for free on Android tablets on Thursday, marking the latest step in its drive to get as many mobile customers as possible using its software. It also released an app for its popular Outlook email programme to run on Apple Inc's iPhone and iPad,
Francisco Illarramendi, the 45-year-old son of a former Venezuelan diplomat is due to be sentenced in Connecticut on Thursday, charged over a massive fraud scheme that involved investments from Venezuela's state oil company.
Europe putting together a plan to track travelers and gather personal information. FBI planning a super DNA database to keep information on everyone. DHS launching Iris and facial recognition at the borders. Ukraine label Russia as an aggressor and the south eastern people terrorists. Western paid mercenaries are in Ukraine. Israel bombs Syria. Malware that attacked companies now linked to NSA. US and UK preparing for a cyber attack drill. The Islamic State threatens Obama and prepares to attack the US. Be prepared for a false flag.
US industrial interests took centre-stage at the start of Barack Obama’s visit to India as he and the prime minister, Narendra Modi, outlined a deal to limit the legal liability of US suppliers in the event of a nuclear power plant catastrophe.
The Army is looking forcontractors who could design and build a “modular detainee shelter system,”. Each “closed, box-like” shelter would be “a holding cell for one detainee during combat operations.”
Phillip Perea was a 41-year-old employee for FOX News local affiliate in Austin, Texas, who was on a mission to expose the ills and hypocrisy of his former employer. This morning he apparently shot himself in the head in front of News Corporation head offices in New York City.
Two influential senators are calling on President Barack Obama to send more U.S. ground troops to hotspots around the Middle East. The suggestion by Republican John McCain and Democrat Dianne Feinstein is a direct challenge to the president, who has said he doesn't want to increase U.S. military presence in Yemen despite the deteriorating security condition in that country.
Iran, according to Tasnim news agency, has almost entirely eliminated USDollars from its reserves and is no longer using dollars in foreign trade.
Following the deaths of 36 bankers last year, 2015 has got off to an inauspicious start with the reported suicide of Chris Van Eeghen - the 4th ABN Amro banker suicide in the last few years.
Police in a Mexican border city said a drone loaded with illicit methamphetamine crashed into a supermarket parking lot. Drones carrying illegal drugs and contraband have been among the creative ideas used by smugglers, and crashes do happen from loss of control or perhaps weight-and-balance problems.
Unprecedented settlement between Standard & Poor's Ratings Services (S&P) and US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over S&P's deliberately inflated grades of risky mortgage securities represents a big penalty and a very public punishment. The credit ratings firm will pay over $70 million for violating federal security laws and misrepresenting ratings.
Greek banks are facing a serious liquidity problem as in the first three days of the week, depositors withdrew a total of 4.2 billion euros.
Greek banks are facing a serious liquidity problem as in the first three days of the week, depositors withdrew a total of 4.2 billion euros.
Mansion of millionaire IT executive Don Pyle, 55, went up in flames so fast investigators believe a chemical agent must have been used, took 85 firefighters to put the blaze out. Pyle, his wife, four grandchildren presumed dead. 20 agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigate.
Billionaire Jeff Greene amassed a multibillion dollar fortune betting against subprime mortgage securities: the U.S. faces jobs crisis that will cause social unrest and radical politics. "America's lifestyle expectations are far too high and need to be adjusted so we have less things and a smaller, better existence," World Economic Forum Davos, Switzerland. "We need to reinvent our whole system of life."
Windows 10 will be released later this year as a free upgrade for anyone owning a computer or gadget currently running Windows 8.1 or 7, business has suffered as people have begun using smartphones and tablets. Microsoft tried to reach those users by emphasizing touch-screen features in its last update, Windows 8, but many traditional PC users found it difficult to navigate.
A Virginia lawmaker who was just re-elected despite being jailed for a sex scandal with a teenager has been indicted on new felony charges, according to a special prosecutor. Now accused of forging a document he vouched for in court, and persuading the girl's mother to swear to its authenticity as well. Morrissey faces up to 10 years on each count if convicted.
Smaller number of people are needed to make the basic things that people need for survival, from food to energy, to clothing and housing, the less likely it is that some people will be needed at all. Technology has reduced the need for labor.
. Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Wednesday with members of the Russian government to discuss measures to ensure sustainable development of the economy and stability in the social sphere in 2015: Kremlin press service.
Russia may raise energy prices for Ukraine if Kiev is discontented with them, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev . This was the way Medvedev reacted to the Ukrainian side’s statements regarding deliveries of electric power to Ukraine and Crimea. “If our Ukrainian partners don’t like the Russian prices for electric power, we may raise them.”
A UPS driver from Shasta County was arrested for grand theft, after hundreds of thousands of dollars in gold and silver were reported missing. UPS shipments destined for precious metal dealers in Shasta County went missing in transit.
Today (January 19) is Martin Luther King Day, a national holiday. King was an American civil rights leader who was assassinated 47 years ago on April 4, 1968, at the age of 39. James Earl Ray was blamed for the murder. Initially, Ray admitted the murder, apparently under advice from his attorney in order to avoid the death penalty, but Ray soon withdrew his confession and unsuccessfully sought a jury trail.
Police yesterday confirmed a body found on Helvellyn, a mountain in the English lake District, was that of 45-year-old Michael Flanagan, originally from Napier. Mr Flanagan had told staff at a hotel that he intended to walk up the mountain on January 8. He was not heard from again.
Ukrainian troops have launched a massive assault on militia-held areas Sunday morning after an order from Kiev, a presidential aide said. The self-proclaimed Donetsk republic’s leader accused Kiev of trying to restart the war. The order to launch the offensive was issued early approximately at 6:00 am, according to Yury Biryukov, an aide to President Petro Poroshenko. “Today we will show HOW good we are at jabbing in the teeth,” he wrote on his Facebook page, a mode of conveying information favored by many Ukrainian officials.
The body of a missing AIG executive, last seen at a Californian hotel on Thursday, was discovered in the nearby desert. Omar Arce Meza, 33, from Los Angeles, was last seen at around 11pm at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert. The cause of death is still unknown.
United States was aware of the potential plotting of a terrorist attack in Belgium and cooperated with local authorities prior to the Friday shoot-out in which two of the suspected jihadists were killed.
Enter the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. FATCA has created for the United States what amounts to a global tax information-gathering and enforcement system. Notionally designed to enforce U.S. tax obligations on Americans with foreign financial accounts, FATCA’s global reach has inspired many other countries — including China — to adopt similar rules. - See more at: http://marketdailynews.com/2015/01/16/china-and-the-us-collaborate-on-a-one-world-tax-system/#sthash.6dtWSjNJ.dpuf
.U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder; State and local police in the United States will no longer be able to use federal laws to justify seizing property including cash and cars without evidence of a crime, except if the items collected could endanger public; firearms. Holder cited “safeguarding civil liberties” as a reason
Pope Francis: defending free speech as not only a fundamental human right but a duty to speak one’s mind for the sake of the common good.But he said there are limits to freedom of expression, especially when it insults or ridicules someone’s faith.
Just one day after two Albuquerque Police Department (APD) officers were charged with murder for the shooting of James Boyd, New Mexico’s largest city recorded its first fatal officer-involved shooting of the new year.
Police are using bloodhounds and divers as part of a huge search for a missing AIG executive, vice president for AIG Financial Distributors last seen at a Californian hotel on Thursday, found his jacket and wallet on the hotel golf course.
MetLife is challenging its government designation as a company that is "too big to fail" because it would pose such a risk to the economy. The designation brings with it stricter guidelines from federal overseers and the company says, exorbitant costs.
Well that didn't take long. Less than one week after the bloody terror attacks at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, former President Jimmy Carter has all but blamed Israel for instigating the massacre.
Extremist” is defined as “a person who holds extreme or fanatical political or religious views, especially one who resorts to or advocates extreme action considered to be far outside the mainstream attitudes of a society or to violate common moral standards. Can take many forms, including political, religious and economic.” Please notice that neither of those definitions uses the word violence. You can be considered an “extremist” simply based on what you believe.
To protect free speech we must curtail it. All members of the EU should increase their use of psychological operations and propaganda. EU should coordinate with the US on cyber initiatives to develop a more comprehensive way to track, screen, and detain global travellers.
Top brass are cracking the whip on summons activity, barring many cops from taking vacation and sick days. Throughout the city, precincts are being ordered to hand up to borough commanders “activity sheets” indicating the number of arrests and summonses per shift.
Madame Rothschild, German aristocrat of Rothschild parentage: Muslims had nothing to do with carnage in Paris. Event organized in Brussels. Players paid 666,000 euros. SIX is number of years commandos carrying out operation not allowed to resurface. Israeli intelligence.
Private vaccine industry receives large cash payments from federal government to produce “life-saving” and “emergency” vaccines that the public is told are necessary to thwart certain disease crises; many of these vaccines are never manufactured, awarded special accounting privileges that claim these payments as revenue for stock price and profit purposes, even if those vaccines are never manufactured or delivered.
City of Charlestown intends to demolish the community in order to allow new commercial and residential real estate to be built in its place — privately-owned real estate. Contains hundreds of small homes built during World War II as military housing. The homes are privately-owned and contain working-class and poor families, many of which have owned their homes for decades.
Albuquerque police officer remains in critical condition after being shot by a fellow officer on Friday. The unnamed officer was shot while undercover during a drug operation to bust two men for $60 worth of meth. Another officer sustained minor injuries, but information on how has not been released.
Hacktivist group Anonymous has threatened to avenge the recent terrorist attacks in France by tracking and bringing down jihadist websites. The group’s YouTube message directly confronts Al-Qaeda and Islamic State on the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
The New York Post is reporting that the New York Police Department issued a written memo Tuesday warning all commands to be aware of many recent attempts by an unknown perpetrator, or perpetrators, to remove the lug nuts from the personal cars and patrol units of officers.
Midwestern farmers have so much grain this harvesting season there aren’t enough railcars to ship it all. Countries like China have refused over 887,000 tons of US GM corn and other GM crops.
The EPA has recently banned the production and sale of 80 percent of America’s current wood-burning stoves, the change will impose a maximum 12 microgram limit. Most wood stoves that warm cabin and home residents from coast-to-coast can’t meet that standard. Older stoves must be rendered inoperable, destroyed, or recycled as scrap metal.
People who don’t have a disability or claim any dependents must enroll in job training or work at least 20 hours per week if they want more than three months of food stamps.
United States Department of Defense announced restructuring of operations in Europe, closure of 15 American bases will be offered to host nations. Will save about $500 million per year, net decrease of about 2,000 US military and civilian personnel across the UK. 74,000 troops based in Europe.
In an appearance at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in suburban Detroit Wednesday, President Barack Obama pointed to “sacrifices” White House demanded from auto workers during 2009 restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler as model for resurrecting manufacturing and US economy as a whole.
Should water be considered a basic human right, or should corporations own the water we drink and determine who is allowed to drink it? Back in 2013, Nestle’s former CEO and current Chairman went on record in saying that water should in fact be privatized — owned entirely by corporations like Nestle.
Crimean authorities working to put up thousands of modern, interactive signs in Russian and English for tourists for summer season, directing visitors to historical, cultural heritage sights, nature preserves, resorts and hotels. January 1st, law turns Crimea into free economic zone; incentives for business, tax breaks, preferential customs regime, state rebates for companies providing employees with social, medical insurance, pensions. Law simplified issuing visas to tourists, businesspeople and officials, now able to receive 30 day entry visa at border.
FBI background checks, the most reliable measure of gun sales, surged in December, capping a year that experienced strong growth in the last three months. Background checks totaled 2.3 million in December, according to FBI. Reports of people buying guns after local incidents of violence. Gun shop owners in St. Louis area reported spike in sales following protests.
As I wrap up my month-long visit to my second home here at the southern end of the great African continent, my thoughts have turned to goings-on in the United States — endless political dysfunction, arrogant cops in open revolt against elected authorities, and riots in the streets.
A Manhattan hedge fund founder was fatally shot in the head on Sunday afternoon in his Upper East Side apartment. His 30-year-old son has been taken into custody, according to authorities.
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