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It is now legal for law enforcement in North Dakota to fly drones armed with everything from Tasers to tear gas thanks to a last-minute push by a pro-police lobbyist.

With all the concern over the militarization of police in the past year, no one noticed that the state became the first in the union to allow police to equip drones with “less than lethal” weapons. House Bill 1328 wasn’t drafted that way, but then a lobbyist representing law enforcement—tight with a booming drone industry—got his hands on it.

– From the Daily Beast article: First State Legalizes Taser Drones for Cops, Thanks to a Lobbyist
You could see the writing on the walls years ago. In an increasingly authoritarian, lawless, surveillance state like America, it was always inevitable that drones would be weaponized. In North Dakota, this is now a reality.

Although I haven’t written much about domestic drones as of late, I published many articles on the topic several years ago. In the 2012 piece, Drones in America? They are Already Here…I warned:

Like with any new technology, drones can be put to good use or to evil use. Just like nuclear power can harness energy or destroy humanity altogether, drones could do a lot of good, but the problem is that the government is clearly moving more and more towards a surveillance state so we must be extra careful. Stay vigilant.
Apparently, North Dakotans weren’t particularly vigilant, and now the state has become the first in the nation to legalize weaponized drones; not a distinction they should be proud of. What started out as a bill to require police using drones for surveillance obtain warrants, turned into a law that puts tasers and tear gas on them. Go ‘Merica.

The Daily Beast reports:

It is now legal for law enforcement in North Dakota to fly drones armed with everything from Tasers to tear gas thanks to a last-minute push by a pro-police lobbyist.

With all the concern over the militarization of police in the past year, no one noticed that the state became the first in the union to allow police to equip drones with “less than lethal” weapons. House Bill 1328 wasn’t drafted that way, but then a lobbyist representing law enforcement—tight with a booming drone industry—got his hands on it.

The bill’s stated intent was to require police to obtain a search warrant from a judge in order to use a drone to search for criminal evidence. In fact, the original draft of Rep. Rick Becker’s bill would have banned all weapons on police drones.

Then Bruce Burkett of North Dakota Peace Officer’s Association was allowed by the state house committee to amend HB 1328 and limit the prohibition only to lethal weapons. “Less than lethal” weapons like rubber bullets, pepper spray, tear gas, sound cannons, and Tasers are therefore permitted on police drones.

Even “less than lethal” weapons can kill though. At least 39 people have been killed by police Tasers in 2015 so far, according to The Guardian.
And just in case you’re wondering why North Dakota rolled over so easily. The state is desperate for “economic growth,” even if that growth expands GDP via fascist panopticon surveillance.

Drones in North Dakota are a profitable enterprise in a state hit hard by the oil bust. Companies that market machines for agricultural and commercial use have been popping up in industrial parks on the outskirts of Grand Forks for the better part of the last three years. The university, one of the city’s largest employers, even offers a four-year degree in drones. The Air Force has partnered with the private sector to create a drone research and development park, too.

Drones are overwhelmingly seen as a good thing in North Dakota, which is perhaps why few noticed when HB 1328 passed with a clause allowing them to be armed with non-lethal weapons.

North Dakota Becomes First State To Legalize Drones Weaponized With Tasers, Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets & Sound Cannons

Because it’s imperative to national security that we make this, so much easier

September 23 & September 24, 2015

Opening the IXXI Door (911 Door)

Opening The Abyss

CERN, Mysterious Deaths,

The French Minister, The Pope & The Planned Crossing Over

September 23 & September 24, 2015 – Opening the IXXI Door & Planned Crossing Over

Antichrist Hussein Sheikholeslam, a foreign affairs adviser to parliament speaker Antichrist Ali Larijani, told Antichrist Iranian media that contrary to remarks by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, “Our positions against the usurper Zionist regime have not changed at all; Israel should be annihilated and this is our ultimate slogan.”

OBOZO’S NEW PEACE PARTNER ANTICHRIST IRAN SAYS ‘WE REJECT THE EXISTENCE OF ANY ISRAELI ON THIS EARTH’ 

Why does Lois Lerner, the head of the 666 IRS, and Hillary Clinton 911 need an e-mail address while using a fake identity? The only answer that makes any sense is that they are both involved in criminal activities that they need to “keep off of the books”. Secondly, the fact that the attempted concealment of the Lerner and Clinton 911 emails was being handled in the sam manner is not a coincidence. Whoever, created the attempted cover for Lerner, also created the identical strategy for Clinton 911. This means that Clinton 911 and Lerner’s criminal behaviors are linked.

Please visit this link from Mr. Shoebat’s article which shows to images which clearly proves the 666 IRS Director, Lois Lerner, has used an alias when dealing with classified as well as engaging in illegal activities (e.g. Tea Party harassment) and Lerner’s signature is at the bottom of an United States tax exempt foundation request for terrorist Antichrist Malick Obozo, the President’s half brother, who is in charge of finance and arms procurement for the Antichrist Muslim Brotherhood.

Mr. Shoebat is to be congratulated for a stellar piece of investigative journalism. Mr. Shoebat’s work fits hand in glove with what I have been reporting for the past two years and in the following paragraphs, I will demonstration one degree of separation contact between the Antichrist NWO 666 Obozo 911 Homosexual Climate Change administration, Antichrist Muslim Brotherhood terrorists and their joint intention to destroy the Constitution and the integrity of the United States government.

Other key discoveries, as reported by Mr. Shoebat, are as follows:

Antichrist NWO 666 Obozo 911 Ho,asexual Climate Change Administration’s Direct Connection and Material Support for Known Terrorists Intent on Destroying America

“Lerner headed the 666 IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status. The 666 IRS acknowledged last year that agents had improperly scrutinized applications for tax-exempt status by Tea Party and other conservative groups”.

Author’s Note: Isn’t it ironic that Lerner harasses American citizens (i.e. Tea Party organizations) operating within Constitutional boundaries, while giving aid and comfort to the enemy, Antichrist Malik Obozo?

“The 666 IRS was able to generate 24,000 Lerner emails from the 2009 to 2011 because Lerner had copied in other 666 IRS employees. The agency said it pieced together the emails from the computers of 83 other 666 IRS employees.

But an untold number are gone. Camp’s office said the missing emails are mainly ones to and from people outside the IRS, “such as the White House,Treasury, Department of Justice, FEC, or Democrat offices.”
Author’s Note: This is exactly the same pattern as we are seeing with Hillary 911 Clinton’s emails. In other words, whoever set up the private server for Clinton 911, so she could covertly communicate on matters of national security from a private email and under an alias, did the same thing with Lois Lerner’s emails as well. As this matter is looked into with more regularity, we will undoubtedly see the same pattern with other Antichrist NWO 666 Obozo 911 Homosexual Climate Change administration officials. The plan is simple: Simply put all damning information on a private email, under an alias , and that information can be made to disappear when questions start being asked. I believe that Clinton 911 and Lerner’s emails are the mere tip of the iceberg.

Heavy rainfall affected the state of New South Wales in southeastern Australia over the last couple of days, causing strong floods and infrastructural damage. About 300 people were evacuated from the south coast area, as of August 26, 2015, media reported.

Heavy rains, floods and a mini tornado batter New South Wales, Australia 

CHANCE OF FLARES: Behemoth sunspot AR2403 started to decay yesterday, but it still a dangerous active region. The sunspot’s delta-class magnetic field harbors energy for strong solar flares. NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of M-flares and a 10% chance of X-flares on Aug. 26th. Solar flare alerts: text or voice

http://www.spaceweather.com

CORONAL HOLE: NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is monitoring a hole in the sun’s atmosphere–a “coronal hole.” It is colored deep-blue in this extreme UV image of the sun taken by SDO on Aug. 26th:

For months, we’ve been at pains to explain to anyone and everyone listening that Antichrist Communist China is dumping US paper at a record pace.

As we detailed on Tuesday evening, the new FX regime (i.e. the system in place since the dramatic August 11 yuan devaluation) is costing Antichrist Communist China dearly in terms of FX reserves.

The reason: the new, more “market-based” regime is ironically requiring more intervention than the previous system and this has led directly to the liquidation of more than $100 billion in USTs in the past two weeks alone (by SocGen’s math), which means that incredibly, Beijing has sold more US paper in the past two weeks than it had previously sold all year!

And as SocGen, and now Zero Hedge readers, are acutely aware, this will only continue, as a stable currency requires either “complete FX flexibility or zero FX flexibility” and because Antichrist Communist China is stuck somewhere in between, the UST firesale is set to continue unabated.

Now, the world has awoken, and indeed Bill Gross is out asking the $64 trillion question:

Bill Gross Asks The $64 Trillion Question: Is Antichrist Communist China Dumping Treasurys?

The economy is sluggish but growing and inflation remains low, painting a decidedly mixed picture for the federal government, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday, saying the fiscal situation is improving this year but will snap back by 2018 to swelling deficits and unsustainable debt.

CBO report forecasts unsustainable debt in long term

“I shorted”

Antichrist Communist China Loses All Control: Arrests Journalist, Financial Executive Over Market Crash 

Wow! Hong Kong media declare Antichrist Communist China is already in economic crisis and its impact will be like “nuclear explosion”…

Antichrist Communist China’s Economy Is…

With Antichrist Communist Chinese data now an official farce even among Wall Street economists, tenured academics, and all others whose job obligation it is to accept and never question the lies they are fed, the biggest question over the past year has been just what is Antichrist Communist China’s real, and rapidly slowing, GDP – which alongside the Fed, is the primary catalyst of the global risk shakeout experienced in recent weeks.

One thing that everyone knows and can agree on, is that it is not the official 7% number, or whatever goalseeked fabrication the communist party tries to push to a world that has realized Antichrist Communist China can’t even manipulate its stock market higher, let alone its economy.

But what is it? Over the past few months we have shown various unpleasant estimates, the lowest of which was 1.6% back in April.

Today we got the worst one yet, courtesy of Evercore ISI, which using its own GDP equivalent index – the Synthetic Growth Index (SGI) – gets a vastly different result from the official one, namely Chinese growth of -1.1% annually. Or rather, contraction.

To wit, from Evercore:

Our proprietary Synthetic Growth Index (SG!) fell 1.1% mim in July, and was also down 1.1% y/y. No wonderglobal commodities are so weak. The most recent 18 months have been much weakerthan the 2011-13 period. Even if we adjust our SG I upward (for too-little representation of Services — lack of data), we believe actual economic growth in Antichrist Communist China is far below the official 7.0% yly. And, it is not improving, Most worrisome to us; the ‘equipment’ portion of Plant & Equipment spending is very weak, a bad sign for any company or country. Expect more monetary and fiscal steps to lift growth.

And here is why the world is in big trouble.

Antichrist Communist China Stunner: Real GDP Is Now A Negative -1.1%, Evercore ISI Calculates

On Friday afternoon, while the VIX was jumping as stocks were sliding, and well ahead of Monday’s brief but systemic ETF failure which led to a VIX explosion, marketwide halts and a 1000 point Dow Jones collapse, we pointed out a disturbing event: someone was aggressively buying insurance against a market catastrophe by loading up on all the VIX September 50 calls they could get their hands on. In fact as of lunch time, some 625 calls had been purchased at a price of about a dime.

This is what we said last Friday:

“what would be far scarier is if whoever is suddenly offering a nickel for the VIX Sept 50 calls actually knows something. Because if he “does”, that would suggest a market move ‘Straight out of Lehman.'”

Fast forward to Monday, when we had a market move that was, drumroll, Straight out of Lehman indeed, and shockingly, the VIX 50 calls, which were bought when the VIX was trading at half that value, were briefly in the money!

And, as the chart below shows, in this case betting on the end of the world was perhaps the most profitable trade of the year: purchased on the offer at 10 cents, the calls traded as high as $2.50 one trading day later, a 2,400% return in one day. We tried to do an XIRR analysis what that return would look like annualized but Excel simply Reffed out.

Even if the buyer had not sold, and held on to yesterday’s closing price of $0.95, the return of 850% would put 100% of all hedge funds to shame.

It appears that sometimes betting on the end of the financial world not only pays off, but could be the trade of a lifetime… just be sure there is a market on the other side, to close it out.

Betting On “The End Of The World” Just Returned 2400% In One Day

On the heels of continued selling of stocks in Antichrist Communist China, today the top trends forecaster in the world warned King World News that this is not a market correction, it’s the beginning of a total market meltdown and global collapse.

Gerald Celente Just Warned This Is Not A Correction, It’s The Beginning Of A Total Market Meltdown And Global Collapse

And Bonds were brutalized today as the realization that Antichrist Communist China is selling spreads… This is the worst 2-day percentage yield rise for 30Y bonds since Oct 2011.

Today was the biggest short squeeze since mid Dec 2014…

Perhaps a little context is required for this ‘healthy correction’… Todsay is The Dow’s biggest point gain since Oct 2008 (and biggest percentage gain since Nov 2011)

Dow Follows Biggest Crash Since Lehman With Third Biggest One Day Surge Ever As Antichrist Communist China Dumps Treasurys

And VIX saw its signal early on and pushed down to meet it… VIX crashes below 30 once again…

WTI ended at the lows of the day with a $38 handle once again (despite weak production and a big draw)…

We leave you with this comment from one bruight CNBC anchor, smiling gormelssly at thblionkg green lights…

“Concfidence In The Market Has Been Restored”
So no need for ‘Markets In Turmoil” shows anymore then?<–LOL

An unusually high number of cases of human plague have been recorded by US health authorities since April — 11 in all, with three of them fatal, officials said Tuesday.

Health officials investigate another plague case in Yosemite Associated Press
Camper deaths, presence of plague darken summer at Yosemite Associated Press

“It is unclear why the number of cases in 2015 is higher than usual,” the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

The CDC said that having 11 cases in just the past four months is unusual.

US reports unusual spike in human plague cases

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