By: Halla MOHIEDDEEN at france24.com
Tensions have risen further after the Chinese air force sent fighter jets into a controversial new air defence zone on Thursday, following US, Japanese and Korean military flights in the same disputed area over the East China Sea.
From: Associated Press/ Fox News
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A woman charged with killing a fellow Alabama fan after the end of last weekend’s Iron Bowl football game was angry that the victim and others didn’t seem upset over the Crimson Tide’s loss to archrival Auburn, said the sister of the slain woman.
Adrian Laroze Briskey, 28, was charged Monday with murder in the killing of 36-year-old Michelle Shepherd. Click here to finish reading
From: Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche and The Associated Press
From war zones to city streets, some military vehicles are getting a new life — and not everyone is happy about the recycling.
The Defense Department recently announced it would be giving domestic law enforcement forces hulking vehicles designed to efficiently maneuver in a war zone for use in thwarting any potential high-scale activity.
This did not sit well with those who see a troubling trend: the militarization of local police departments, including the American Civil Liberties Union, which has criticized the Defense Department for giving 18-ton, $500,000 armor-protected military fighting vehicles to local forces. Click here to finish reading
By: F. Michael Aloof at WND.Com
Army Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely, retired, charges in a 21-page position statement made available to WND, titled “The Obama Military – Evolution and Legacy,” that Obama already has begun working with Russia to reduce nuclear weapons without a treaty, which would require Senate ratification.
“This would allow Obama and the executive branch to unilaterally cut our military capability and nuclear weaponry and ignore the treaty clause of the Constitution,” said Vallely, who has also served as a senior military analyst for Fox News Channel. Vallely has also charged, along with several other top generals, that Obama is purging the military by firing top-level commanders and that his ultimate goal is to “destroy U.S. military superiority” to the “advantage of our global enemies.” Click here to finish reading
By: Kurt Nimmo at infowars.com
Pope Francis released his first encyclical on Tuesday. In addition to restating opposition by the Catholic Church to abortion, the new Pope criticized free market capitalism and advocated wealth redistribution.
He said “some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system. Meanwhile, the excluded are still waiting.” Click here to finish reading
By: James Nye at ukdailymail
The Utah mother who claims her otherwise healthy teenage son died because of side-effects from a flu-shot has revealed her boy pleaded with doctor’s to save him before he lapsed into a coma.
As she made the difficult decision to release heartbreaking pictures of her son, Chandler, 19, languishing in his hospital bed, Lori Webb described how scared he became as his health rapidly deteriorated following his routine vaccination on October 15th. Click here to finish reading
By: Penny Starr at cnsnews.com
Secretary of State John Kerry marked “Transgender Day of Remembrance” Wednesday, noting that these individuals are “harassed, arrested or even killed simply because of who they are and who they love.” The U.S. was joining the international event by “honoring the memory of lives lost to violence provoked by fear and hatred of transgender and gender non-conforming people,” he said. - Click here to finish reading
By: Jennifer Martinez at thehill.com
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — With the movement on immigration reform at a standstill in Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other top Silicon Valley executives joined together on Wednesday to urge lawmakers to press ahead with their work on fixing the country’s immigration system.
Zuckerberg, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Dropbox CEO Andrew Houston were on hand to help kick off a “hackathon” event at LinkedIn’s headquarters, where a group of 20 young immigrants who came to the country illegally as children, often called “Dreamers,” will spend the next 25 hours coding Web tools aimed at advocating for immigration reform. Click here to finish reading at thehill.com
By: Paul Craig Roberts at infowars.com
The Dying Dollar
Since 2006, the US dollar has experienced a one-quarter to one-third drop in value to the Chinese yuan, depending on the choice of base.
Now China is going to let the dollar decline further in value. China also says it is considering undermining the petrodollar by pricing oil futures on the Shanghai Futures Exchange in yuan. This on top of the growing avoidance of the dollar to settle trade imbalances means that the dollar’s role as reserve currency is coming to an end, which means the termination of the US as financial bully and financial imperialist. This blow to the dollar in addition to the blows delivered by jobs offshoring and the uncovered bets in the gambling casino created by financial deregulation means that the US economy as we knew it is coming to an end. Click here to finish reading at infowars.com
By: Chris Isaacson at yellowhammernews.com
Brad Gaddy owns a trucking company in the little town of Double Springs, Alabama that hauls wood chips, lumber, logs, and other freight for a number of customers in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. In fact, with 17 trucks and 30 employees, Gaddy Logistics, Inc. is one of the larger employers in Double Springs, accounting for 4-5% of the total jobs in this small town. Imagine Gaddy’s surprise one Monday morning two weeks ago when he learned that the Federal Government had effectively closed his business. Click here to finish reading
By: Marc Bennetts at thewashingtontimes.com
MOSCOW — Predicting the imminent collapse of the U.S. dollar, a Russian lawmaker submitted a bill to the country’s parliament on Wednesday that would ban the use or possession of the American currency.
Mikhail Degtyarev, the lawmaker who proposed the bill, compared the dollar to a Ponzi scheme. He warned that the government would have to bail out Russians holding the U.S. currency if it collapsed. Click here to finish reading at The Washington Times
By: Dominic Rushe at theguardian.com
Sometime after Wednesday, the federal bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes will decide whether Kevyn Orr, the city’s state-appointed financial controller, can declare Detroit officially bust. Rhodes has been listening to the two sides battle it out for weeks but has given few clues about which way he is leaning.
If Orr is blocked, Detroit faces a flood of litigation from vendors and contractors and yet more acrimonious negotiations between the city, state and unions as they try to tackle the city’s debts of $18bn-$20bn. A win for Orr would allow him to rewrite pension and healthcare contracts constituting the largest part of what the city owes.
The affected workers are owed about $3.5bn, in total, in pension payments, and another $6bn in healthcare benefits. The average Detroit pensioner gets $19,000 a year; a deal that gave 16 cents to the dollar would cut the benefit to $3,040.
Click here to finish reading at theguardian.com
By: Ken Jorgustin at modernsurvivalblog.com
More than two years after an earthquake and tsunami brought disaster to a nuclear plant in Japan, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) will begin a very dangerous process of removing more than 1,500 nuclear fuel rods from a damaged reactor, a process that has never been attempted before on this scale.
If something goes wrong, it could bring disaster on the order of 10X Chernobyl…
TEPCO will begin taking out 1,500 nuclear fuel assemblies from a cooling pool more than 100 feet above ground at the severely damaged Fukushima #4 reactor where the reactor building exploded, likely due to a build-up of hydrogen from a neighboring reactor.
Click here to finish reading at modernsurvivalblog.com