Neel Kashkari was head of the big bank bailout program (known as Tarp) which most Americans strongly opposed. The bailouts helped the big banks, but not America. Bailout money used to subsidize companies, allows bankers to receive fat bonuses, going to failing companies’ shareholders.
The US Justice Department is investigating export and import procedures at Honeywell International Inc after the firm included Chinese parts in equipment it built for the F-35 fighter jet, Reuters reported. Obama administration ignored laws that prohibit certain Chinese-made parts on US weapons systems.
US-Israeli relations have sunk to new lows after Obama administration officials were cited calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “chickenshit” and “coward” engaging in political posturing, instead of efforts at Middle-Eastern de-escalation.
*PUTIN SAYS U.S. DOLLAR LOSING TRUST AS RESERVE CURRENCY WORLD WITHOUT RULES IS POSSIBILITY; ANARCHY GROWING. risk of major conflicts involving major countries is growing, “US leadership brings no good for others,” calls for a new global consensus.
France expressed full support to Georgia’s aspiration to join NATO, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said, according to Georgian Defense Ministry. The sides discussed the strengthening of cooperation between France and Georgia in the military sphere. The ministers also focused on the prospects for Georgia’s accession to NATO and the results of the alliance’s summit in Wales.
Ukraine crisis has opened up a deep political rift with Russia, Europe’s largest single foreign supplier of not only gas, but also oil, coal and nuclear fuel. Europe’s domestic production of oil, gas and coal is in decline. Replacing fossil fuels with home-produced renewable energy like solar and wind power will be a long and expensive process.
Hungary’s parliament speaker on Tuesday threatened Brussels that the country would withdraw from the European Union if it interferes into the country’s internal affairs. Initiativeto impose a tax on the Internet was motive for such strong statements. Reminds us of USSR actions in 1956; Hungary’s parliament.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls proposing to eliminate permanent employment contracts that have existed since World War II. considers workers' job protections undermine business competitiveness, to French businesses' ability to hire and fire workers at will.
The Northeast is losing clout in Washington as citizens flee the high-tax region. The Census Bureau reports that population growth has shifted to the South, result is that the 11 states that make up the Northeast are being bled dry of representation in Washington. Critics blame rising taxes.
Putin: “Controversies are stockpiling in the world and let’s ask one another frankly whether or not we have a reliable safety net,“The system is enfeebled, fragmented and deformed.”“otherwise no other instruments except brutal force remain.”“A sensible reconstruction should have been carried out and a system of international relations should have been adapted to new realities.”
Russia’s Lower House has approved a motion to the UN General Assembly and international parliamentary groups calling for the end of the economic, financial and trade embargo of Cuba introduced by the USA in 1961. It was passed by the State Duma on Tuesday.
Danish pig farmerslose $680 million this year from Russia’s food embargo. 9.5 million European farmers affected by Russia’s food embargo. Europe’s exports cut by Russia’s food embargo €5 billion. Russia’s sanctions: one-year ban on agricultural imports from countries that imposed sanctions against Moscow.
Our partners who imposed sanctions make no secret that the measures are not aimed at Ukraine,” their statements and acts are constantly showing the true goal of the restrictions, to change Russia and its position on key issues that are a matter of principle for us, forcing the country to accept the West’s position. It’s a relic of the past, inertia thinking dating back to colonial times.”
Ronald A. "Ron" Klain is an American lawyer and political operative best known for serving as Chief of Staff to two Vice Presidents - Al Gore (1995?1999) and Joseph Biden (2009?2011). He is an influential Democratic Party insider. Born August 8, 1961 in Indianapolis, grew up in a Jewish home.
Former communications minister Igor Shchegolev who currently works as an aide to the Russian President warns that unpredictable Western politicians could seek Russia’s isolation on the internet, similar to what happened in Syria in 2012. Noted that key components of the internet are located outside Russian territory; access can be blocked at any stage including complete cutting off of Russian internet sector from the World Wide Web.
Putin: "Together with the limits introduced against entire sectors of our economy it is hard to call such approach anything but hostile." Obama accused Russia of becoming a top global threat because of its stance on developments in east Ukraine.
Obama will make Ron Klain, former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, his point man on fighting Ebola. Klain has no medical or health care background. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md. “Worst ebola epidemic in world history and Obama puts a government bureaucrat with no healthcare experience in charge.
Ron Paul former Republican congressman and presidential candidate; Hillary Clinton would be a pro-war, pro-military-industrial complex and pro-Federal Reserve president.
Russia's Foreign Ministry denies the US claim that Moscow has agreed to increase intelligence sharing with Washington over the ISIL Takfiri terrorists rampaging in Iraq and Syria.
Iowa Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Joni Ernst; Republicans oppose Obamacare because the job of caring for the poor is simply not the purview of government. The poor, should rely on churches and charitable organizations for help.
Government officials confirmed on Thursday evening that Vice President Joe Biden’s 44-year-old son was kicked out of the Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine, CNN reported.
David Freud, the Tory minister some disabled people were not worth” the country’s minimum wage and some could be paid less than a third of the rate. someone who wants to work for less than minimum wage, currently $10.35 an hour, should be allowed to do so, refers to a rate equivalent to $3.20.
Russian PM upset by President Obama; speaking at United Nations’ listing the threats, challenges humanity is facing, put Ebola in first place, the Russian Federation second, Islamic State was only in the third place. Russian PM: Charges against Russia were caused by a “brain aberration.”
Putin: “If the main goal is to isolate our country, it’s an absurd and illusory goal. It is obviously impossible to achieve it and the economic health of Europe and the world can be seriously undermined.”“Attempts to put pressure on Russia with unilateral and illegitimate restrictive measures” is not going to help reach an agreement, but will “rather impede the dialogue,
British parliament voted in favor of a symbolic move to recognize Palestine as an official state,
The vote, which took place on Monday evening, saw 274 MPs come out in support of the motion, while 12 voted against. Number of politicians abstain from vote, including Prime Minister David Cameron.
Journalist, activist and author Jason Mattera received a violent response from one of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s bodyguards after questioning the origins of Reid’s multi-million dollar net worth. “How does someone on a government salary most of their career accumulate your type of wealth?” Mattera asked. One of Reid's bodyguards proceeded to put his hands on the journalist, grip him and drive him away from the Senator.
US plans to supply weapons to Ukraine are not what is needed for political settlement of the Ukrainian crisis; Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich. Such tendencies undermine agreements on the political settlement of the Ukrainian crisis.
Russia took the first step Wednesday towards enacting a law that would allow foreign-owned assets to be seized and used to compensate citizens and companies that have been targeted by Western Sanctions over the war in Ukraine.
The United States tries to estrange European Union from Russia to get upper hand in a free trade deal, manipulate European countries into buying America’s more expensive natural gas. crisis in Ukraine serves America’s purpose to weaken the EU and Russia, seeks to expand NATO and encircle Russia,
President Obama:“the facts” demonstrate that his economic policies are safely guiding the nation’s towards middle-class prosperity. “Those are the facts,” he said. “It’s not conjecture, it’s not opinion I laid out facts,” promised cheap loans for students, greater wages for women.
Robert Serra was a rising star in Venezuela’s ruling socialist party, a young “Chavista” lawmaker for whom great things were predicted. But in what officials described as a carefully planned murder with no obvious suspects, he was killed in his home this week.
Russia’s Federation Council will boycott a scheduled business roundtable with US Senators next month, and has voiced intentions to stop co-operation with all sanction-supporting EU parliaments
German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier emphasized Germany’s role in speech to United Nations Saturday. He combined threats against Russia with demand for massive military intervention in Middle East, more German “responsibility” throughout the world.
Julian Assange has transcended the confinement of his Ecuadorian embassy asylum to attend the 2014 Nantucket Project – as a hologram. In his ghostly entirety Assange was speaking about censorship, control and manipulation of history.
A dark and sinister madness has descended upon the American government. It is madness because it is divorced from reality. It is madness because it is divorced from a desire to serve the human race (which is the ultimate expression of sanity). And it is madness because its promotion of violence is certain to cause more violence rather than ending it. It is dark and sinister because its underlying intention hides in the shadows from which it springs out at crucial moments to forward its dastardly purpose.
Vladimir Kozin is a Professor of the Russian Academy of Military Sciences and Head of the Group of Advisers to the Director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies.
One might think that by now even Americans would have caught on to the constant stream of false alarms that Washington sounds in order to deceive the people into supporting its hidden agendas. The public fell for the lie that the Taliban in Afghanistan are terrorists allied with al Qaeda. Americans fought a war for 13 years that enriched Dick Cheney’s firm, Halliburton, and other private interests only to end in another Washington failure.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the US of resorting to "military intervention" in order to secure its own interests. Lavrov made the comments while addressing the 69th annual meeting of the UN General Assembly on Saturday. Revolutions' and other operations aimed at political regime change is to provoke chaos and instability," Lavrov said
Ecuador described the air raids as a “violation of Syria’s sovereignty, threat to its territorial integrity.”Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rejected the air raids at UN General Assembly. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff described the US-led air raids as an unnecessary escalation of violence.
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