The world has an unease about the dollar system… President Hu of China:‘the dollar is a product of the past.’ The headlines for gold these past few years have only focused on physical gold accumulation by China, Russia and Eastern central banks. China is buying gold mines at a record. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew: “China isn’t ready for currency reserve status.
Jilin Province in China has offered to build a railway to Vladivostok for Russia’s Far East Region of Primorsky Krai. It would be the first cross-border high-speed rail link between the two countries and Russia’s major Pacific port.
The US 6th Fleet has announced that its guided-missile destroyer, the USS Ross (DDG 71) will enter the Black Sea on Saturday, May 23, 2015, to “promote peace and stability in the region”.
Efforts to publicize a class action lawsuit against Monsanto for false advertising it’s best-selling herbicide Roundup filed in Los Angeles County Court on April 20, 2015 have been rejected by almost every mainstream media outlet.
Removal of trees (deforestation) having major impact on water cycle, as global climates change. The worst multi-year drought in the history of the state of California, headed for the worst water crisis in this country ever. 1,900 wells have already gone completely dry in California. Worse in South America. Drought in Queensland Australia is the largest ever recorded. Africa faces food shortages due to severe drought, crop failure rates over 50 percent.
Police on Thursday used water cannons and tear gas to prevent protesters from storming the National Congress building in the port city of Valparaiso, where President Michelle Bachelet was addressing the parliament.
US Special Operations Command is testing two rapid DNA readers in the field, identifying targets using devices that have all the capabilities of a laboratory, only as big as a photocopier. Can return a result in 90 minutes, a process that used to take weeks.
David Rosen, legislative budget and finance officer; Office of Legislative Services, told Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee would be nearly impossible for state to scrape together $1.57 billion before end offiscal year in June if that’s what Supreme Court rules in legal battle over pension funding.
Major oat buyer Grain Millers, based in Western Canada, announced it will no longer source oats coated with glyphosate. Why would companies continue to choose pesticides and GMOs when consumers are demanding organic?
Thousands of Rohingya migrants stranded in the Andaman Sea, no country will take them in, fled violence and repression in Myanmar (Burma). Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand defy pleas of United Nations, refuse to allow the vessels packed with migrants to come to their country.
Sweeping legislation to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks advanced toward Senate passage Thursday after a showdown vote. Obama predicting trade deal would "open up access to markets that too often are closed."Final Senate passage would clear the way for a fierce struggle in the House.
Australian company is about to start growing and exporting high-grade sativa-dominant strains unsuitable for growing in Canada’s indoor facilities.
City officials want to slash their $50 million pension debt to a penny on the dollar. City agreed to pay Calpers, its biggest creditor, in full an agreement incorporated into the plan.
“Hillary has been a steadfast defender of Israel’s interests. She will be a fantastic president for the US, an incredible world leader and one under whom the relationship with the US and Israel will be significantly reinforced.”
NYPD Commissioner: 1.2 Million residents with open warrants should not be picked up for low-level, victimless offenses, unpaid tickets, disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Called for lessening penalties for smoking marijuana in public.
Store to open July 4th once state-of-the-art robot remodel complete. The restaurant will still employee a small team to insure robots are working correctly. Milton Waddams, unemployed fast food worker, told reporters he is extremely disappointed by decision to employ robots instead of humans.
Among demands of the workers are the employment of more staff and the payment of unpaid wages. Syriza seeking to finalise agreement for a continuation of austerity with the the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund.
Israel announced in The New York Times intent to inflict heavy civilian casualties the next time it bombs southern Lebanon, claiming Hezbollah will be at fault because its forces are enmeshed with the population.
US State Department approved a massive sale of bombs and missiles worth $1.897 billion, bunker buster munitions 3,000 Hellfire missiles for air force helicopters, hundreds of GPS and laser-guided bombs and missiles.
President Poroshenko declared Ukraine which enjoys political and military support from Washington and European Union (EU), is at war with Russia. "This is not a fight with Russian-backed separatists, this is a real war with Russia,” expects renewed fighting in east Ukraine in the coming days.
Facebook's Internet.org initiative violates net neutrality because it offers free, walled-garden access to only some Facebook approved content partners, instead of giving developing nations access to the entire Internet. Facebook: walled garden is better than no Internet at all.
Russia’s food embargo not to be lifted soon; Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev. The domestic agribusiness will significantly improve its competitiveness by the time of abolishing Russia’s response measures of the food embargo against Western sanctions.
CIA allowed civilian scientists to access classified data, ocean temperature, tidal readings, satellite data to glean insights how global warming could create security threats around the world. The program has come to a close.
United States to deliver 2,000 AT-4 anti-tank rockets to Iraq to help Baghdad combat suicide car bombings. Latest developments and unexpected successful ISIS "offensive"; attempt to justify a US land incursion into Iraq and Syria. US economy desperately needs a war to avoid recession.
Jeb Bush: "the climate is changing. we need to adapt to that reality, I don’t think the science is clear what percentage is man-made, what percentage is natural. It’s convoluted. for people to say the science is decided on, this is really arrogant."
President Vladimir Putin: Moscow, Baghdad expanding military cooperation. Russia ready to supply weapons to Iraq to aid fight against Islamic State advance in the region, said Russia’s FM Sergey Lavrov; make all efforts to meet Iraq’s requests, to ensure it has ability to drive out Islamic State.
Chinese stock market will finally open to the outside world raises concerns among Americans as China is likely to become a very attractive place for major investors, creating a new global center of stock trading comparable to Wall Street.
Sleeping in a room about to be breached by a SWAT team constituted “criminal” conduct on the part of the infant. Infant was fully liable for near fatal injuries inflicted on him when Deputy heaved a flash-bang grenade, burns at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit into the crib.
New piece by USA Today, article say that anyone who is concerned about GMOs is akin to a conspiracy theorist that believes Elvis is still alive, blame concern over Monsanto’s creations as ‘ignorance and hysteria.’
An Israeli oil company has been ordered by a Swiss court to pay $1.1 billion to Iran in compensation in a long-standing legal battle related to a joint venture before the Islamic Revolution.
(Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility received reports USDA scientists ordered to retract studies, water down findings, endure long indefinite delays approving publication of controversial papers, targeted by [big-Ag] industry complaints, subject to investigations, disciplinary actions over petty matters, intimidation from ] supervisors.
Ms. Ayelet Shaked, who has no training in law, took office as new Minister of Justice in Israel, appointed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Responsibilities include legal advice, State Attorney, Civilian Legal Aid,Public Defender. Ms. Shaked posted an article to facebook, arguing all Palestinians are enemies of Israel, and must be destroyed.
More than 250 tech companies and digital rights organizations on Wednesday sent a joint letter to Congress, blasting the corporate-backed trade deal they say “actively silences the voices of Internet users, start-ups, and small tech companies…while undermining the health of the entire Web.”
The decapitated body of Brazilian blogger Evany José Metzker known for denouncing corrupt politicians found in a rural zone in south-eastern Minas Gerais state, police said on Wednesday.
President Obama in a speech on Wednesday cast climate change as a growing national security threat, accusing Republican skeptics of harming military readiness by denying its effects.
One of the Canada’s most outspoken advocates on the ties between the tar sands and adverse health effects has been dismissed from his job without notice.
If Ukraine deploys elements of US missile defense systems on its territory, then Russia will need to respond in order to ensure its own security because it would pose a threat to Russia; Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov. Ukrainian National Security Service Secretary Oleksander Turchynov: Kiev may consider placing missile defense systems in its territory.
Last year, Associated Press reported the DEA “paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over 20 years to obtain confidential information about train passengers, which the DEA could have lawfully obtained for free through a law enforcement network.” Reportedly done so DEA could avoid sharing seized assets with Amtrak police.
The revelations of Edward Snowden and others have shown that the number of people involved in secret operations of the United States government is now as large as the entire population of Norway: roughly 5 million. The influence of this dark side of government has become so great that no president is able to resist it.
Little money made it to cancer patients, as the groups "operated as personal fiefdoms characterized by rampant nepotism, flagrant conflicts of interest, and excessive insider compensation" with none of the controls used by bona fide charities, federal officials alleged Tuesday in one of the largest charity fraud cases ever, involving all 50 states.
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