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One administration’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter. Just ask the PKK.
The militant Kurdish independence group, known formally as the Kurdistan Workers Party, suffered strikes from Turkish fighter jets against its positions in southeastern Turkey — even as PKK-linked forces battle Islamic State militants in and around the Syrian town of Kobani.
Turkey, whose conflict with the PKK stretches back three decades, was reportedly retaliating after shells struck a Turkish military base. Deadly riots have also broken out recently in Kurdish areas of Turkey, fueled by perceptions that the Turkish government has been colluding to undermine Kurdish factions fighting in Syria.
The PKK is officially designated as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) by the United States. As reported previously by The Intercept, the NSA under both the Bush and Obama Administrations actively aided the Turkish military in targeting this group and has provided intelligence used to kill its members.
However, in yet another ironic twist to U.S. foreign policy in the region, this ostensible terrorist organization is now an important American partner in halting the expansion of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. The PKK today in part represent the “boots on the ground” in Syria that many observers have said are necessary to any serious campaign to reverse the spread of this group. In other words, the Bush administration’s terrorist group has become the Obama administration’s freedom fighters.
Despite this, and despite facing a shared danger from ISIS, the PKK and Turkey have not been able to put aside their differences. Indeed, their conflict appears to be escalating to new heights. These airstrikes represent the first major Turkish military action against the PKK in two years and are likely to generate further reprisals.
Though hugely counterproductive to containing ISIS, the Turkish strikes neatly illustrate how contradictory and incomprehensible American policy in the Middle East is right now. The United States would surely prefer that Turkey not bomb the PKK right now, but how can it object to attacking a group that the U.S. itself designates as a terrorist organization?
^^^Case and point, Turkey and the Islamic State of NWO 666 Team 9111 Obozo the Clown are petro pipe heads of the same Satanic Snake ”Fed” Beast want of Babylon, and the fact that Israel ”IS” the Kurd’s arms dealer proves the Antichrist slaughter of everyone in the region and the prophetic point of order of the end time chessboard. You don’t see the Pope rushing in to save Christian with billions of Catholic dollars, and the Antichrist U.S. Homosexual Pride Military mission of Obozo the Clown is a Turkish air base built on the blood of Christian children being raped and beheaded by the Islamic State paving pipeline the way to Syria and Iran. Compared to a U.S. soldier a Kurd is no turd, their mission is defensive. That cannot be said of the bastards that label their defense criminal. No, the criminals are not Kurds, that connote be said of the Usual Suspect Team NWO 666 and the Obozo Clowns etc… they are all going to Hell.
The Department of Managed Health Care is imposing employers, including churches and other religious organizations, to provide elective abortions in their insurance policies.
In response to the mandate, Life Legal Defense Foundation and Alliance Defending Freedom have filed a complaint on behalf of seven California churches, according to Charisma Magazine.
Objecting to offering their employees insurance which includes abortion coverage, Skyline Church in La Mesa, Foothill Church and Foothill Christian School in Glendora, Alpine Christian Fellowship in El Cajon, The Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch, City View Church in San Diego, Faith Baptist Church in Santa Barbara, and Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in Chino, have signed onto the complaint.
“Forcing a church to be party to elective abortion is one of the utmost-imaginable assaults on our most fundamental American freedoms,” said ADF Senior Counsel Casey Mattox. “California is flagrantly violating the federal law that protects employers from being forced into having abortion in their health insurance plans. No state can blatantly ignore federal law and think that it should continue to receive taxpayer money.”
The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court.
“The city’s subpoena of sermons and other pastoral communications is both needless and unprecedented,” Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christina Holcomb said in a statement. “The city council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions.”
ADF, a nationally-known law firm specializing in religious liberty cases, is representing five Houston pastors. They filed a motion in Harris County court to stop the subpoenas arguing they are “overbroad, unduly burdensome, harassing, and vexatious.”
Britain’s House of Commons votes 274-12 in favor of symbolic motion that stands as initial stage of UK recognition of a Palestinian state.
Netanyahu continued and said that for these reasons, Hamas is “everyone’s enemy” and that real peace is only possible through negotiations with those who want it. “The one sided moves of the Palestinians in the UN aren’t helping peace, the opposite is true, they are making the situation worse, something no one wants.”
Moments ago, the Fed concluded its latest $931MM POMO, with just 6 more POMOs left ever (at least until another QE program is unveiled), and judging by the last week’s performance, the market has finally figured this out. And Goldman, which has been pounding the table on shorting the 10 Year for about a year now, and in the process crucifying even more muppets, has some bad news for TSY shorts: global growth is crashing.
So…. when is the Fed hiking rates again?
Actually, it may well be QE5, or QE6 depending on how one counts Operation Twist and the extension of QE3, but what matters is that the countdown to whatever it is, has begun courtesy of none other than one of the Fed’s biggest doves, the head of the Fed which spawned Janet Yellen, San Francisco Fed’s John Williams
FED’S WILLIAMS SAYS QE MAY BE NEEDED IF ECONOMY FALTERS
This is what a happy, money-printing John Williams looks like:
Needless to say, Williams is right and more QE is just a matter of time before the data-dependent (dependent on the data describing the drop in the S&P that is) Fed realizes that this aggression against rigged markets can not stand. What’s worse, this lunacy will continue until the US people finally go all “French revolution” on the Marriner Eccles building and give the locals the Marie Antoinette “haircut.”
The major U.S. stock market indexes took a dive Monday, marking a three day downward trend for stocks driven by unease over Federal Reserve monetary tightening and a tumultuous global economy.
The S&P 500 closed at 1,875, down 1.7% for the day and putting the index below its 200 day average for the first time since 2012. The decline occurred mostly after 2 p.m., and marked a 1.8% drop from a daily high of 1,912. In the past three days, the S&P 500 has dropped 4.8%, from a high of 1,969, in the worst 3 day decline since 2011
The rigged USDJPY clockwork has metastasized to the entire SYNK & Poor’s 500, where if there is a selloff, something must immediately break to halt the downward momentum.
Today’s case in point comes courtesy of the CBOE and the CBOE Futures Exchange where moments ago, we got the now daily red light which now accompanies every single sell off.
Most people that discuss the “economic collapse” focus on what is coming in the future. And without a doubt, we are on the verge of some incredibly hard times. But what often gets neglected is the immense permanent damage that has been done to the U.S. economy by the long-term economic collapse that we are already experiencing. In this article I am going to share with you 12 economic charts that show that we are in much, much worse shape than we were five or ten years ago. The long-term problems that are eating away at the foundations of our economy like cancer have not been fixed. In fact, many of them continue to get even worse year after year. But because unprecedented levels of government debt and reckless money printing by the Federal Reserve have bought us a very short window of relative stability, most Americans don’t seem too concerned about our long-term problems.
They seem to have faith that our “leaders” will be able to find a way to muddle through whatever challenges are ahead. Hopefully this article will be a wake up call. The last major wave of the economic collapse did a colossal amount of damage to our economic foundations, and now the next major wave of the economic collapse is rapidly approaching.
With several faults slicing through the San Francisco Bay Area, forecasting the next deadly earthquake becomes a question of when and where, not if.
Now researchers propose that four faults have built up enough seismic strain (stored energy) to unleash destructive earthquakes, according to a study published today (Oct. 13) in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.
Though 146 years have now passed since the last Hayward earthquake, that doesn’t mean the fault is overdue for another quake, Lienkaemper said. “The average is 160 years, but the uncertainty is plus or minus 100 years, which is almost as big as the time [interval] itself.” The 160-year average comes from an analysis of data collected from trenches dug across the fault that revealed evidence of earthquakes over thousands of years.
Tuesday October 14 2014, 04:12:30 UTC 117 minutes ago South Of Kermadec Islands 6.1 30.0
Tuesday October 14 2014, 04:12:28 UTC 117 minutes ago East of North Island, NZ. 6.5 9.0
Tuesday October 14 2014, 03:52:39 UTC El Salvador 7.4 22.0
Tuesday October 14 2014, 03:51:39 UTC 2 hours ago Near Coast Of Nicaragua 7.3 80.0
Tuesday October 14 2014, 03:51:37 UTC El Salvador 7.4 21.9
Tuesday October 14 2014, 03:51:37 UTC El Salvador 7.4 21.9
Tuesday October 14 2014, 03:51:35 UTC west coast of Nicaragua. 7.0 10.0
Tuesday October 14 2014, 03:51:31 UTC Off west coast of Nicaragua. 7.3
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Efforts to bring natural Ebola treatments to suffering West Africans have been squelched by the World Health Organization (WHO), which recently blocked multiple shipments of nanosilver solution measuring at 10 parts per million (ppm) from entering the region, leaving thousands to suffer needlessly.
WHO officials also reportedly called off a trial at an Ebola isolation ward where local health authorities were set to begin administering the silver, which the U.S. government previously demonstrated is highly effective against Ebola. WHO ordered the trial not to proceed despite the fact that it had earlier voiced support for experimental treatments.
Both WHO and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have given their blessing to experimental therapies for Ebola, citing a lack of proven treatment options. But when it comes to using therapeutic silver, all bets are off, it seems.
The real cost of Obamacare will be hundreds of billions of dollars more than expected, Republican members of the Senate Budget Committee now say, and will greatly increase the federal deficit during the next decade.
Contrary to claims made by the White House, United States President Barack Obama’s hallmark health care plan will actually have a tremendous toll on the government, GOP members of the SBC committee allege in a new report.
According to an analysis of data received by the Congressional Budget Office, Senate Republican say so-called Obamacare won’t reduce the federal budget deficit by $180 billion by 2019 as predicted, but will actually set the US back another $131 billion in the hole.
The CBO hasn’t officially investigated the cost of Obamacare since the summer of 2012, Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) says in the report, and complications in the two-plus years since have, according to his group’s analysis, caused costs to change tremendously.
“The most recent CBO estimate, released in July 2012, indicated the law was projected to reduce the deficit by $109 billion over the 10-year period from FY 2013–2022. Nevertheless, considerable changes have occurred since then: a botched rollout of the insurance exchanges; unilateral changes made by the Administration to exempt certain groups from complying with key aspects of the law; technical adjustments to CBO’s baseline projections for federal health spending; updated economic forecasts; a better understanding of the labor market effects of the legislation; and a new 10-year budget window,” the report reads in part. “Together these changes have significant implications for the sign of the deficit impact of the Democrats’ health law.”
“[I]f nothing had changed since 2012,” the report continues, “then the legislation would be projected to reduce the deficit by $180 billion” by 2024.
After reviewing new data, however, that number changes drastically. In all, GOP analysts say the difference between the 2012 prediction and the latest analyses amounts to $311 billion.
With more than 4,400 people dead from Ebola – mainly in West Africa – senior WHO official Bruce Aylward told reporters on Monday that the outbreak was continuing to spread geographically to new districts in the capitals of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. As The BBC reports, the WHO says it is alarmed by the number of health workers exposed to the disease and warned the epidemic threatens the “very survival” of societies and could lead to failed states. “Any sense that the great effort that’s been kicked off over the last couple of months is already starting to see an impact, that would be really, really premature,” Aylward said, as WHO further warned the number of new Ebola cases may jump to 10,000 a week by Dec. 1 as the deadly viral infection spreads – “the virus is still moving geographically and still escalating in capitals, and that’s what concerns me.”
We leave it to UN Ebola mission leader Tony Banbury to sum up what’s needed:
“We need everything. We need it everywhere, and we need it superfast.”
Regardless of the fact that the Ebola vaccine won’t be tested against Ebola, there are two things that will immediately happen following the deployment of the vaccine:
1) All progress in containing the Ebola outbreak will be immediately and exclusively credited to the Ebola vaccine.
2) All failures in containing the Ebola outbreak will be immediately and exclusively blamed on people refusing the Ebola vaccine.
Such is the dogma of the vaccine religion: Even without any scientific proof whatsoever, every event that takes place will be interpreted as confirming the absolute infallibility of the vaccine. Those who dare question the efficacy or safety of the vaccine will be labeled as “killers” while those who blindly accept the leap-of-faith worshipping of the vaccine will be labeled “saviors.”
In today’s politicized medical climate, you see, whether the vaccine actually “works” is irrelevant. That’s why colloidal silver will never be tested against Ebola by health authorities. They don’t want to know whether it works. This entire western system of medicine is not at all interested in what works. It is only interested in what earns a profit.
And it looks like Ebola is about to create a windfall of profits for them all, even if their vaccine product doesn’t actually work. But who’s got time for actual science when there’s a pandemic under way, right?
FEMA IS PLANNING TWO HUGE PANDEMIC EXERCISES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FINANCIAL SECTOR IN NOVEMBER
POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS SHUT DOWN PART OF THE EXERCISE
A two-year pandemic preparedness project by FEMA and the financial industry is to culminate with two full scale pandemic exercises in November.
A FEMA document states the “Federal Executive Boards in New York City and Northern New Jersey in partnership with FEMA Region II, The Department of Health and Human Services Region II, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and the Clearing House Association are sponsoring a two year series of pandemic influenza continuity exercises,” which culminate in full scale exercises in November.
The final planning meeting will be in on November 6th and 7th at 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY Conference Room A/B or Conference Call 800-320-4330; pin 528585#, states the document.
On November 13, 2014 a pandemic influenza Wave 1 Full Scale Exercise and on November 20th, a Pandemic Influenza Wave 2 Full Scale Exercise.
PLANNING FOR A POWER, PHONE AND INTERNET SHUT DOWN DURING IS PART OF THE EXERCISE.
THE PANDEMIC EXERCISE SEEMS TO BE TIMED TO COINCIDE WITH AN ORCHESTRATED FINANCIAL MELTDOWN. THE PARTICIPATION OF THE FINANCIAL SECTOR IN A FEMA PANDEMIC EXERCISE IS A RED FLAG.
THE Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and the Clearing House Association ARE PARTNERING FEMA IN THE PANDEMIC EXERCISE WHICH COULD SERVE AS A COVER FOR A REAL TIME FALSE FLAG EBOLA EVENT AND FINANCIAL CRASH.
According to her, after the CDC outlined its preparation strategy, one hospital administrator responded, “What you’re telling us would bankrupt my hospital!” She said that that administrator represents a Southern California hospital.
McCaughey noted that there was no word on the call of who would pay for hospitals to get themselves ready for Ebola patients.
Two new suspect cases of Marburg have been put in isolation at the national referral hospital Mulago. They did not have any contact with the health worker who died of Marburg on September 28th, which could suggest a 2nd outbreak may be festering. Three other suspected cases are in isolation camps in Ibanda and Entebbe and preliminary tests on them have so far turned out negative. Test will be re-administered. The Marburg virus is similar to the Ebola virus in many ways than one. They both cause illnesses marked by severe bleeding (haemorrhage), organ failure and, in many cases, death. The Marburg virus is a genetically unique zoonotic (transmissible from animal to man) RNA virus of the filovirus family. The five species of Ebola virus are the only other known members of the filovirus family. The reservoir host of Marburg virus is the African fruit bat which, when infected with the virus, do not to show obvious signs of illness.
CONTAGION: Possible Ebola Patient In Kansas City Heightens Worries – Patient Worked As A Medical Officer Off Africa’s West Coast, Hospitalized With High Fever And Other Symptoms; Confined To An Isolation Unit For Testing!
NASA will move its Mars Odyssey orbiter – the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter – and the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN to avoid any dust particles shooting off the comet.
“The hazard is not an impact of the comet nucleus itself, but the trail of debris coming from it,” said Rich Zurek, chief scientist for the Mars Exploration Program at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
The Islamic State militant group may possess chemical weapons that it has already used to extend its self-proclaimed caliphate, according to photos taken by Kurdish activists and examined by Israeli researchers.
The group, making gains in Iraq and Syria, may have captured chemical agents in Iraq in June and used them in July to kill three Kurdish fighters in the strategically important region of Kobani in northwest Syria, suggests a report released Sunday by the Global Research in International Affairs Center, a branch of the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel.
If verified, Islamic State’s possession of unconventional weapons could make international efforts against it more urgent, and bolster claims that the world has not responded quickly or powerfully enough to the threat.
Obama issued another unconstitutional executive order that would allow illegal immigrants to join the United States military.
Despite holding such a low regard for our nation and her laws that millions remain in the country illegally, many of these illegal immigrants are now eligible to take the jobs of Americans in the armed forces, according to the new edict.
The policy is open to those who qualify for Obama’s equally-unlawful Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program (DACA).
To discuss the issue, Army Lt. Col. Allen West (ret.) joined Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro to discuss the unlawful action.
When Judge Jeanine noted that it was a felony to arm an illegal immigrant, Col. West agreed but noted,
“When has law ever meant anything to Barack Hussein Obama? But the more important thing we have to come to understand is that if you go to the Constitution, to Article I, Section VIII, Clause number four, that says that only Congress has the ability to make rules or laws regarding naturalization; the president does not have that. So, when you go back and look at the executive order he did, calling it a DREAM Act, you look at this edict that he has sent down, it is an unlawful order.”
The news comes as Reuters reports Saudi officials have been privately admitting to oil market participants that they are comfortable with lower oil prices. According to the news service, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is willing to accept prices as low as $80 a barrel for as much as the next two years.
As the US-Saudi ‘secret’ oil deal continues to depress the price of oil, pressure Russian revenues, squeeze European budgets, and raise doubts about the status quo (OPEC and the rest of the world), not all of The Kingdom’s elites are happy. Infamous billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has written an open letter to Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi and other ministers, as Reuters reports, saying the world’s top oil exporter should start worrying about the recent slide in global oil prices and warned against the negative effect of such a drop on the state revenue: “Ninety percent of the 2014 budget is based on it (oil), so to underestimate (these implications) is in itself a disaster which cannot pass unnoticed,” he wrote in the letter.
Saudi’s budget breakeven oil price is $86.1 in 2014, according to International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates. But, as Reuters reports, not all the Saudi royal family are happy…
And today we already see tensions in The Kingdom rising:
*TWO U.S. CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEES SHOT IN SAUDI ARABIA: OFFICIAL
*U.S. OFFICIAL SAYS ONE DEFENSE CONTRACTOR KILLED, ONE INJURED
As Bloomberg reports, U.S. Saudi Embassy Issuing Security Message After Shooting
We are in the process of evaluating our security posture and will take appropriate steps to ensure the safety of all U.S. mission personnel,” State Dept spokeswoman Jen Psaki says in e-mailed statement
Says U.S. embassy is issuing security message to advise U.S. citizens of situation, security precautions
As oil prices continue to fall, analysts and producers are trying to wrap their heads around the reasons and identify a floor price. Even though crude benchmarks like Brent and WTI keep dropping, the cost of finding oil continues to rise. What are some of the key drivers that have created this paradox?.
Yesterday we lamented the ridiculously oversold levels in West Texas Intermediate, which as BofA calculated, has hit “oversold” levels for only the third time in six years. We assumed that this could be the basis for a short-term rebound. We were wrong, because we clearly had no idea just how determined the Saudis are to crush Putin into the ground courtesy of plunging oil prices.
As of moments ago, WTI has tumbled nearly $4, some 5%, to just over $81…
As the first building block of e-government, you need to be able to tell your citizens apart. Sounds blatantly obvious, but sometimes referring to a person by their social security number, then by a taxpayer number and at other times by something else doesn’t cut it. Estonia uses a very simple, unique ID methodology across all systems, from your paper passport to bank records to any government office or hospital. A citizen with personal ID code 37501011234 is a male born in the 20th century (3), on January 1st of year ’75, as baby #123 of that day. The number ends with a computational checksum to easily detect typos
For future-proofing, the law did not lock in the technical nuances of digital signatures. In fact, the implementation has already been changing over time. Initially, Estonia equipped all traditional ID cards issued to every citizen for identification and domestic travel inside EU with a microchip. The chip carries two certificates: for full legal signatures and for authenticating to any trusting web site or service (used widely from government services to Internet banks). As every person over 15 is required to have one, there are now over 1.2M cards active, a close to 100% penetration of population.
Having everything online does generate security risks on not just personal, but systematic and national level. Estonia was the target of The Cyberwar of 2007 when well coordinated botnet attacks following some political street riots targeted government, media and finance sites and effectively cut the country from the internet abroad for several hours. But as a result, Estonia has since become the home for NATO Cyber Defence Centerand EstonianPresident Toomas Hendrik Ilves has risen internationally to be one of the most vocal advocates for cybersecurity topics among the world’s heads of states.