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Swedish Man Who Insulted Muslim For Threat to “Take Over Your Fucking Country” Charged With Hate Crime

A 53-year-old Swede who insulted a Muslim man for posting a video threat to “take over your fucking country” was hit with hate crime charges. This is Sweden. Of course he was. “We Arabs are here to take over your fucking country so go down on your fucking knees and suck my cock your Swedish little whore,” said the Arab man in an angry rant posted to Facebook. The 53-year-old Swedish man responded on a Facebook group called ‘Political Facts’ with some strong words of his own. “Disgusting arab crabs disappear from here,” he wrote. The man was reported to…

‘Julian Assange Could Die in Prison Without Urgent Medical Care’ – More Than 60 Doctors Warn

‘National Security’ has become an umbrella term to keep information ‘classified’ not truly for national security purposes, but rather to conceal information that threatens elitist agenda’s, be it corporate, political, or financial. Usually, they’re all intertwined. President Eisenhower warned us about the “military industrial complex” and the dangers it poses, after him John F. Kennedy warned us that “there is a very grave danger than an announced need for an increased need for security, will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of censorship and concealment.” Today, secrecy is out of hand, and…

An Illustrated First-Person Guide to the C.I.A.’s Torture Program

One shows the prisoner nude and strapped to a crude gurney, his entire body clenched as he is waterboarded by an unseen interrogator. Another shows him with his wrists cuffed to bars so high above his head he is forced on to his tiptoes, with a long wound stitched on his left leg and a howl emerging from his open mouth. Yet another depicts a captor smacking his head against a wall. They are sketches drawn in captivity by the Guantánamo Bay prisoner known as Abu Zubaydah, self-portraits of the torture he was subjected to during the four years he…

Western France Runs Out Of Gas As “Massive Strikes” Set To Paralyze Entire Nation

France is bracing for major transportation disruptions throughout the country starting Thursday, as trade unions launch a strike in response to changes President Emmanuel Macron wants to make to the country’s retirement system, while port blockades have resulted in widespread fuel shortages across the country. Much of the Paris Metro will be shut down, as will many national and international train lines, including certain Eurostar services. Flights will also be canceled, as air traffic controllers say they will join the protests through Saturday. Hundreds of filling stations around western France have run out of gasoline and diesel as blockades of…

Foreign investors rush into Pakistan, with inflows surging 200% in first half of the year

Pakistan has seen unprecedented inflows of foreign money this year. Global investors bought 1-year bonds worth $642 million in November alone. That is expected to reach a record $3 billion by the end of the fiscal year as investors are lured by high interest rates and promises of economic reform. According to Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, financial adviser to Prime Minister Imran Khan, foreign direct investment surged 200 percent in the first half of 2019. Stocks have also risen, with the main Karachi stock index up by 13 percent over the past month, making it the best-performing stock exchange of the…

NATO Summit a ‘Complete Failure’ Due to ‘Lack of a Common Enemy’- Analyst

The NATO summit, held on the bloc’s 70th anniversary, has concluded in London. The two-day event has been marked with clashes between leaders and appeared to highlight disagreements over joint policy. French expert on international relations, Xavier Moreau, has commented on the divisions within the military alliance. Sputnik: This has been a tempestuous summit – what is the reason for this? Xavier Moreau: NATO’s main problem is, at this time, as the German philosopher Carol Schmidt used to say: ‘They need to set an enemy’. The problem is, NATO is its own enemy. For France, Stockholm, for Germany and for…

Iran wants US to pay $130 billion in damages for inciting riots and other ‘crimes against the nation’

Tehran has said the US should offer compensation to ordinary citizens whose lives have been damaged during the violent protests openly backed by Washington. Iranians have filed more than 360 lawsuits seeking compensation from the US for the damages caused by the widespread rioting and looting during anti-government protests, as well as for other “crimes committed by the US against our nation,” judiciary spokesperson, Gholam Hossein Esmaeili, told reporters on Tuesday. Esmaeili accused Washington of inciting and supporting the unrest, stressing that American actions directly hurt ordinary Iranian citizens. The courts have awarded over $130 billion in damages to be…

Angela Merkel Says Freedom of Speech Must be Curtailed to Keep Society Free

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that freedom of expression must be curtailed in order to keep society free. Yes, really. “For all those who claim that they can no longer express their opinion, I say this to them; If you express a pronounced opinion, you must live with the fact that you will be contradicted,” said Merkel during a speech to the German Parliament. “Expressing an opinion does not come at zero cost, but freedom of expression has limits,” she added, as some in the Bundestag could be heard voicing their disagreement. “Those limits begin where hatred is spread, they…

Britain’s First Transgender Couple to Allow Their 5-Year-Old Child to Begin Transition

Britain’s first transgender couple have stoked controversy by revealing that they will allow their 5-year-old child to also begin gender transition. Jody, 21, and Greg Rogers, 27, from Glasgow in Scotland went public with the announcement that their son Jayden has begun transitioning into a girl. The couple claimed that they were subjected to abuse since making the announcement and that they had also been reported to social services.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan: The Terrorists Hate Us For Our Diversity

London mayor Sadiq Khan responded to the London Bridge attack by claiming terrorists hate us for our diversity and urging folks to go shopping. Khan said during an interview with Sky News on Saturday: “Well firstly we have got to remind ourselves why we are target. Why does a man like this attack us? Because he hates the fact that we’re pluralistic, we don’t just tolerate each other but we respect, celebrate and embrace each other. He hates the fact that we’ve got Muslims, Christians, Jews, rich, poor, Sikh, Buddhist, members of all faiths and those that aren’t, members of…

US Vows to Prevent Venezuela, Cuba From “Hijacking” Protests in Latin America – Pompeo

Five Latin American countries, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, and Venezuela have been facing protests over the course of this year due to various socio-economic reasons, with some of them turning into riots and even coups. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that Washington will be helping governments in Latin America that it considers “legitimate” to prevent protests from turning into violent riots, while speaking at the University of Louisville on 2 December. Pompeo argued that such riots do not “reflect the democratic will of the people” of those countries. He also vowed that the US will take steps to…

Tucker Carlson is the Only Mainstream Pundit Properly Covering OPCW Bombshell

Dozens of people were found dead in the Syrian city of Douma in April 2018 in what appeared to be a chemical weapons attack. The United States and its NATO allies immediately pointed the finger at Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, accusing him of crimes against humanity. Almost immediately, NATO forces began a retaliatory bombing campaign, with many others calling for an invasion to protect civilians from a massacre. Mainstream media, often presenting themselves as the home of the resistance to the dangerous madman Donald Trump, were fully behind the bombings. A survey by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting found that…

Protesters Set Iranian Consulate Building in Najaf on Fire for 2nd Time in a Week – Reports

Dozens of demonstrators were injured in clashes with security officers close to the Iranian consulate in Najaf on 28 November. Demonstrators have reportedly set the Iranian consulate building in the Iraqi city of Najaf on fire for the second time in a week as violent protests rock Iraq’s southern regions. Protesters, mostly young people, have reportedly accused the Iraqi elites of being corrupt and serving the interests of foreign powers, especially Iran, while the country is plagued by endemic poverty and mass unemployment. Again, #Iraqiprotesters set fire to #Iranianconsulate in #Najaf. A group protesters have set fire to #Iran's consulate…

The Secret War In Africa, Part 1

The US and NATO operate the largest military infrastructure in Africa with thirty-four bases (some secret) and thirty new US military or NATO construction projects underway in Africa spanning four countries… The Warsaw Pact may no longer exist, but by contrast the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is expanding its perceived role – the enforcement of western interest – especially in resource-rich Africa. But corporate interest is not the only driver for NATO’s war in Africa since the Russian Federation has significant ambitions there too. Russian non-governmental private military contractors or ‘Chastnaya Voennaya Kompaniya’ include: RSB Group Centre R-Redut Antiterror-Orel Shchit (Shield)…

The pro-Israel lobby is on the decline; let’s help it on its way

A lot has been written about the pro-Israel, anti-Palestinian lobby over the years. Many take the view that the US and Britain have their foreign policy dictated to them by Israel and its influential lobby groups in the West. I don’t intend to revisit the whole debate over the lobby in this column, but I’ve written before about how I consider this to be an inaccurate view, born of an essentially conservative worldview. It is a view that starts with the assumption that American and British foreign policies are essentially benign, and that the pro-Israel lobby has somehow corrupted them.…

Royal Purge: Prince Charles Reportedly Plans to Slim Down Monarchy, Kick Out Some Family Members

The news comes following reports that the Prince of Wales could become King within the next 10 years. According to one scenario voiced by royal experts, Queen Elizabeth, 93, may trigger a regency act, which would see Charles taking on all the roles of the King, while the Queen remains the head of state by title. Prince Charles is preparing to slim down the UK monarchy by kicking out some members of the Royal Family, the Daily Star reported citing royal experts. The Prince of Wales is said to have long planned to make the monarchy well-run and cost effective…

US worried Israel may attack Iran to save Netanyahu

US and Israeli military officials met on Sunday and discussed the Iranian threat to Israel, an Israeli military source told the Anadolu Agency. The source, who preferred to remain anonymous, gave no further details but Israeli newspaper Haaretz published an article by Amos Harel revealing the essence of the discussions. Harel said that Israel and the US discussed guarantees regarding Iran. The meetings were held in the presence of Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley and the Israeli Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi. READ: All the signs are that Netanyahu’s political career is about to…

Iran Says Over 700 Banks Were Torched In Vast Protest ‘Conspiracy’

After early in the week Iran’s top elite Guard commander gave a fiery ‘victory’ speech declaring the mainstay of anti-government protests which gripped major cities across Iran since Nov. 15 had been quelled, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has followed up with denouncing the unrest as a “very dangerous conspiracy”. This as according to Reuters Iranian authorities “reported about 731 banks and 140 government sites had been torched in the disturbances.” Given the over week-long and government ordered total internet shutdown which had ensued, this claim can’t be independently verified. However, during the opening days of widespread unrest which had been triggered by a…

ATMs Spitting Back Bank Cards In Lebanon As “Dollars Have Virtually Disappeared”

Though banks reopened this week in Lebanon, with the country’s financial institutions remaining front and center in massive anti-government protests amid accusations of corruption and wild mismanagement, withdrawal limits have now been made official by the country’s Banks Association — previously unofficially enforced. The formal controls now include limiting withdrawals to $1,000 per week, with transfers abroad only ambiguously defined necessary for “urgent matters”. Yet the collective panic, driven by fears patrons won’t be able to retrieve their deposits from banks, has only compounded, as now The Washington Post reports “Dollars have virtually disappeared.” “Over recent weeks, ATMs in Lebanon have been spitting back bank cards, refusing to provide dollars to…

After banning citizens from owning firearms, New Zealand parliament passes euthanasia law to allow socialized medicine “suicides” of all citizens

In a 69-51 vote, New Zealand’s parliament has voted to pass the so-called “End of Life Choice Bill,” which would legalize both euthanasia and assisted suicide for people over the age of 18 who suffer from terminal illnesses that have the potential to end their lives within six months. The controversial legislation recently passed its third and final reading in the New Zealand House, and will now have to be voted on by referendum in New Zealand’s upcoming 2020 General Election. In other words, the general New Zealand public will be the ultimate deciding factor as to whether or not…

Bolivian Senate voids ousted president Evo Morales’ election victory

Bolivia’s Senate has passed legislation canceling Evo Morales’ victory in the October presidential election, which was followed by a coup that forced him to flee the country. The bill also opens the door for new elections. The bill on new elections was passed unanimously, the Senate confirmed on its Twitter page. The legislation will now need to get the approval of the lower chamber of the national parliament before self-proclaimed interim president Jeanine Anez signs it into law. The bill effectively annuls the result of October’s election which saw Morales eventually winning by a wide margin and sparked massive protests.…

Drive drunk twice in Quebec, get ignition breathalyzer for life

Starting Monday, Quebec motorists convicted of drunk driving twice in 10 years will have to blow into a breathalyzer every time they start a car — for the rest of their lives. Their licence will be branded so any intercepting police officer will know to inspect the driver’s ignition for an interlock device — a piece of equipment that prevents the car from starting if the driver’s estimated blood alcohol concentration is above the legal limit. Andrew Murie, CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada, commended the province for the change. “When you compare it to other provinces, nobody…

Netanyahu Charged With Bribery, Fraud and Breach of Trust, Capping a Dramatic Political Year

For the first time in Israel’s history, a sitting prime minister is accused of bribery: Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit announced Thursday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be charged with bribery, fraud and breach in three corruption cases, dubbed Cases 4000, 2000 and 1000. The indictment comes after a four-day hearing with Netanyahu’s defense team last month, followed by weeks of intensive discussion at the attorney general’s offices. Laying out the charges in a press conference, Mendelblit said he made the decision to indict the prime minister “with a heavy heart, but wholeheartedly,” stressing it was not an issue of left-wing…

Propaganda: Nearly 5,000 dead in world’s worst measles outbreak

Measles has killed nearly 5,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2019, authorities said, after the disease spread to all the provinces in the country. Close to a quarter of a million people have been infected this year alone. The World Health Organization (WHO) says this is the world’s largest and fastest-moving epidemic. Measles in DR Congo has now killed more than twice the number who have died of Ebola there in the last 15 months. The Congolese government and the WHO launched an emergency vaccination programme in September that aimed to inoculate more than 800,000 children. But…

320 ‘Bleed Control Kits’ to be Given to Bars in London

320 ‘bleed control kits’ are to be given to bars in the City of London as the UK capital’s knife crime epidemic continues to soar. The kits will be handed out by City of London police across the 1.12 square mile center of the city at a cost of £25,000. Authorities said they were “proud” to launch the initiative, with David Lawes, Chief Superintendent of the City of London Police, telling Sky News that the decision was a “no brainer.” “This is a really, really simply piece of kit which can make a big difference. Particularly with the most catastrophic…

A Child Sacrifice God Now On Display In Rome Raises Questions About Elite Pedophilia & Ritual Abuse

Moloch is a Canaanite god in the Old Testament that’s associated with human sacrifice, specifically the sacrifice of human children. Some scholars even believe that Moloch, of Molekh, is an invention or an attempt to conceal the possible fact that Judahite (Jehovah) worship of YHWH in the eight and seventh century B.C.E. also included child sacrifice. This ”god’ is now in display at the entrance of the Colosseum in Rome as part of a secular historical exhibition. The exhibition is part of a larger exhibit that’s dedicated to Ancient Rome’s historic adversary, the city of Carthage, and it’s being displayed and organized…

‘Abusive’ US Treatment of Afghans Has ‘Exacerbated’ Warfare in Afghanistan

Two college instructors held hostage by the Taliban for three years were freed on Tuesday in exchange for three high-level Taliban militants being turned over to Qatari authorities. However, Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Non-Violence, told Radio Sputnik that US treatment of Afghan prisoners has exacerbated the war. “It seems to me that we have to always recognize that the US is one of the warlords in this sordid and unfortunate long warfare in Afghanistan. I myself am relieved to know that the US and the Australian professor are released, and I imagine it’s wonderful for their families.…

Civil Unrest Is Now The ‘New Normal’ Out There

This is getting ridiculous. Every few days another country blows up, as their citizens take to the streets with little warning and no apparent interest in a quick settlement. Here’s the first part of the “War…Civil Unrest” section of today’s DollarCollapse.com links list. As you can see, the peasants have grabbed their pitchforks and besieged their betters on four continents over a wide range of issues, which implies that the stated cause in each case is just an excuse. The real grievance is the sense that an unresponsive elite are sucking up all the available wealth, leaving the vast majority with…

Iran says ‘decisive’ action will be taken if riots continue, warns US against fueling tensions within the country

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has warned it will quell public disturbances “decisively” if the riots that gripped the country following fuel price hikes continue. Any actions that “foment insecurity” or threaten the “calm and tranquility” of Iranian society “will be dealt with decisively,” the IRGC said in a Monday statement published by the local media. The powerful security force did not further elaborate on what exact measures would be taken. Yet, according to the Iranian media, up to 150 people were arrested by the Guards in the Alborz province located west of the Iranian capital of Tehran. The…

Fukushima Will Be Reincarnated As A $2.7 Billion Wind And Solar Energy Hub

Almost nine years after the century’s worst nuclear crisis – which by some counts has eclipsed Chernobyl in total radioactive emissions – nearly a thousand storage tanks are scattered across the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, holding a staggering 1.1 million tons of treated water used to keep its melted reactor cores cool while they rust in the sun. Plant manager Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., or Tepco, plans to build more of the gigantic tanks to hold another 0.27 million tons, which is roughly the equivalent of 108 Olympic-size swimming pools. The new tanks are expected reach…

Iran’s top leader warns ‘thugs’ as protests reach 100 cities

Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday cautiously backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices by 50% after days of widespread protests, calling those who attacked public property during demonstrations “thugs” and signaling that a potential crackdown loomed. The government shut down internet access across the nation of 80 million people to staunch demonstrations that took place in a reported 100 cities and towns. That made it increasingly difficult to gauge whether unrest continued. Images published by state and semiofficial media showed the scale of the damage in images of burned gas stations and banks, torched vehicles and roadways littered with…

The Latest: Hong Kong police enter campus held by protesters

The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 6 a.m. Hong Kong police have stormed into a university campus held by protesters after an all-night standoff. Fiery explosions could be seen inside as riot officers entered before dawn Monday. Police had fired repeated barrages of tear gas and water cannon at protesters outside the campus since before midnight. Anti-government protesters had barricaded themselves inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University for days, fighting back with gasoline bombs and bows and arrows. 11:35 p.m. Police have launched an operation to flush out protesters who have barricaded themselves inside a university…

Police warn they may use live ammo on Hong Kong protesters

The police have warned protesters that officers may start using live ammunition against protesters, after a day of violent clashes around the Polytechnic University. Photos appearing to show police holding AR15-style semi-automatic weapons have been circulating online, further raising fears of a bloody crackdown. During a live video broadcast published on the force’s Facebook page, police spokesman Louis Lau said protesters have been using a variety of lethal weapons against officers, and warned that they may start responding with deadly force. “I hereby warn the rioters: stop using petrol bombs, arrows, vehicles or any other lethal weapons to attack police…

‘People Are Going to Die’: Violent US-Backed Coup Could Split Bolivia in Two

The coup in Bolivia that ousted former President Evo Morales may be an attempt by the US to control Bolivia’s lithium resources and split the country in two, Chuck Kaufman, the national co-Coordinator of the Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ) told Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear. Amid a US-backed coup by right-wing opposition leaders, Morales was forced to resign Sunday and has since been replaced by Bolivia’s Second Vice Speaker of the Senate Jeanine Añez, who assumed the title of interim president on Tuesday. US President Donald Trump has called the development a “significant moment for democracy in the Western…

Marco Rubio blames ‘Putin’s disinformation’ for coverage of Bolivia coup that he doesn’t like

Eager to find some way to implicate Russia in Bolivia’s political crisis and control of the US narrative, Republican senator Marco Rubio branded any skeptical coverage of events as an example of how “Putin uses disinformation.” Rubio, an early and avid supporter of protests that ousted former Bolivian President Evo Morales this week, tweeted that those wishing to understand Russian disinformation should “study current coverage” of Bolivia. In Rubio’s world, Russia has created “fake news” on Bolivia and is spreading it via a “vast network of outlets” and “social media actors” before it is “echoed in mainstream media.” Rubio did…

Mass Chemical Attack On School In China Leaves 54 Injured, Mostly Children

What’s being reported as a mass chemical attack on children happened Monday afternoon at a school in southwest China. The horrific incident injured fifty-one children and three teachers at a kindergarten in Kaiyuan city, Yunnan province, state media reported Tuesday. A 23-year old man, now in custody, reportedly scaled a wall to get into the school and then sprayed a corrosive chemical on the students and teachers. Xinhua news described that he used a “caustic soda” — a reference to sodium hydroxide, which is an industrial chemical commonly used in the manufacture of household products. Xinhua further said at least two of the children are in “serious”…

Argentina Votes for More Inflation, Spending, and Economic Instability

Alberto Fernández and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s victory on October 27, 2019, has raised many questions about Argentina’s economic future. But the reversion to the Kirchener regime isn’t as big a change as many presume. Outgoing president Mauricio Macri did not offer much for the country, economically speaking. A typical milquetoast “neoliberal” government, Macri’s administration kept policies such as price controls and big spending in place. There was no real desire to break the government’s chokehold over Argentina’s fragile economy, which many expected Macri to do when he was elected in 2015. To be fair, the government preceding Macri, which…

White Helmets ‘MI-6 Co-Founder’ Found Dead In Turkey

A former British army officer and military contractor who founded the shadowy ‘White Helmets’ has been found dead near his home in Istanbul, days after he was accused by Russia of being a spy with “connections to terrorist groups.” James Le Mesurier’s body was found Monday in the Beyoglu district of the city, with state-run Anadolu news agency reporting that he may have fallen to his death. The Syrian Civil Defense family extends its deepest condolences to the James family, and we express our deepest sorrow and solidarity with his family. As we also must commend his humanitarian efforts which…

RAPE & PILLAGE: Africa to become ‘land of opportunity’ if US & China strike trade deal – Bank of America

The long-awaited trade agreement between the United States and China would turn the African continent into a land of opportunity for bond and equity investors. That’s according to Bank of America (BofA) strategists David Hauner and Claudio Irigoyen. They wrote in a client note seen by Bloomberg: “At a minimum, we think the removal of tariff and recession fears at least until the November 2020 US elections should lead to some restocking effect and green shoots by the first quarter.” The strategists said that among the main emerging-market beneficiaries would be “some of the less loved currency and high-yield markets,…

Christmas Sales Feared to Be Hit by ‘Perfect Storm’ Amid Brexit, Snap Vote Turbulence

The political upheaval brought about by the recent general vote uncertainty and perpetual impasse over Brexit deadlines, couldn’t help but affect High Street shoppers’ trust. Shoppers have become much less enthusiastic about buying things, with High Street sales plummeting in the last week of October amid the progressing talks on the Brexit deal and December snap vote, the figures arrived at by the BDO Hight Street Sales Tracker and cited by The Independent suggest. Retailers appeared to be failing to halt further dips despite seasonal discounts and early promotion ushering in a “perfect storm” during the important Christmas shopping period.…

Putin wants to replace Wikipedia in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn’t believe Wikipedia is a reliable source of information – and he’s surely not alone in thinking that. But his solution is a little different from what most people would come up with: replace Wikipedia with something more reliable, and Russian. In a meeting at the Russian Language Council, Putin suggested that a digitized version of the Great Russian Encyclopedia could be just the thing, RIA reports. By that time, the Russian language version of Wikipedia will be over 20 years old – at present, the collaborative digital encyclopedia has over 1.5 million articles written in…

China Bans Kids From Playing Games After 10pm, Caps Microtransaction Spending

A new Chinese law that went into place on Tuesday has placed extreme limits on the screen times of the nation’s youth, with everyone under the age of 18 now restricted from playing video games for longer than 90 minutes a day, or between the hours of 10pm-8am. As the New York Times reports, China’s National Press and Publication Administration announced the changes earlier this week, which are aimed at addressing issues like video game addiction, nearsightedness and “poor academic performance across a broad swath of society”. The curfew times apply seven days a week, while the 90-minute time limit…

Maduro Relying On “Planeloads Of Cash” From Russia To Skirt US Sanctions

A new investigative report by Bloomberg this week has uncovered a sanctions-skirting sizable cash pipeline into sanctions hit Venezuela, demonstrating one of the “complex logistical feats” President Nicolas Maduro has utilized to survive US-imposed isolation from the international financial system. “Hundreds of millions of dollars in cash has been shipped from Russia to Venezuela, providing a lifeline to the South American country as U.S. sanctions limit its access to the global financial system,” Bloomberg found. Citing records obtained from a customs monitoring research group, the report details a significant “total of $315 million of U.S. dollar and euro notes” shipped in up…

Italy’s Leftist Government to Hand Out More Cash to Migrants Than Disabled Italians

Italy’s new leftist government is set to hand out more welfare cash to migrants than its own disabled citizens. Recently released figures show that the state will allocate €50 million next year, €200 million in 2021, and €300 million in 2022 to the Disability and Self-Reliance Fund. Given that two million out of three million disabled people in Italy rely on state benefits, this works out at just 54 cents per day in welfare, which isn’t even enough to live on a subsistence diet. In contrast, migrants receive €20 euros a day, a figure that used to be even higher…

New Zealand’s Gun Confiscation Shaping Up To Be Massive Failure

New Zealand’s gun grab, instituted in the wake of the Christchurch massacre, isn’t going so great. In fact, with less than two months to go before the government-imposed deadline, fewer than 20% of the estimated number of banned firearms have been handed over. New Zealand Police Minister Stuart Nash announced this week that more than 32,000 prohibited weapons have been returned to the government since collections began in mid-July. Some estimates put the number of newly-banned military-style semi-automatic rifles in the country at up to 175,000. This would suggest a compliance rate, so far, as low as 18 percent, 16 weeks into the…

UK National Health Service to Deny Treatment to ‘Racists’ and ‘Sexists’

A National Health Service (NHS) trust in the UK has announced that it will deny treatment to patients it deems are ‘racists’ or ‘sexists’. No, this is not the Onion. The North Bristol NHS Trust said that “threatening and offensive language,” as well as “racist or sexist language, gestures or behaviour” and “malicious allegations” would all be punishable offenses. Patients who commit such an infraction will be subject to a “sports-style disciplinary yellow card and then final red card in which treatment would be withdrawn as soon as is safe.” “We have staff from many different backgrounds, from all over…

United Nations says China’s concentration camps contribute to “stronger sense of happiness”

Any fair-minded American knows that generally speaking, the United Nations as an entity has nothing but animosity towards the United States — that is, until the organization’s leaders feel the need to pick the pockets of American taxpayers when the proverbial stuff hits the fan somewhere in the world and they need a paymaster to bail out the affected countries. And after all, that makes perfect sense when you understand that the bulk of member nations are run by thugs, dictators, monarchs, and authoritarians — just the sort of “leaders” who abhor the personal liberty and freedoms guaranteed to Americans…

United Nations says China’s concentration camps contribute to “stronger sense of happiness”

Any fair-minded American knows that generally speaking, the United Nations as an entity has nothing but animosity towards the United States — that is, until the organization’s leaders feel the need to pick the pockets of American taxpayers when the proverbial stuff hits the fan somewhere in the world and they need a paymaster to bail out the affected countries. And after all, that makes perfect sense when you understand that the bulk of member nations are run by thugs, dictators, monarchs, and authoritarians — just the sort of “leaders” who abhor the personal liberty and freedoms guaranteed to Americans…

Chinese Bank On Verge Of Collapse After Sudden Bank Run

First it was Baoshang Bank , then it was Bank of Jinzhou, then, two months ago, China’s Heng Feng Bank with 1.4 trillion yuan in assets, quietly failed and was just as quietly nationalized. Today, a fourth prominent Chinese bank was on the verge of collapse under the weight of its bad loans, only this time the failure was far less quiet, as depositors of the rural lender swarmed the bank’s retail outlets, demanding their money in an angry demonstration of what Beijing is terrified of the most: a bank run. Local business leaders, political cadres and banking executives rallied…

‘Americans will RESPAWN al-Baghdadi’: Assad casts doubt on ISIS leader’s death, draws parallels with Bin Laden’s killing

Take any words from US politicians with a grain of salt, Syria’s Bashar Assad has urged, as he cast doubt on the story of the Islamic State leader being killed in US a raid, and compared it to the shady killing of Osama Bin Laden. The widely publicized US special forces raid that allegedly killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group, left more questions than answers and it should not be taken at the face value, the Syrian President cautioned, during a lengthy interview with state media on Thursday. READ MORE: ‘He died…

‘Ill-Equipped’ US Military Unprepared For Two-Front War – Report

According to the Heritage Foundation’s annual report card on US military readiness, the armed forces just barely got a passing grade. The conservative think tank wants more units, and more modern equipment, across the board, in order to better prepare for a two-front war. “The 2020 Index concludes that the current U.S. military force is likely capable of meeting the demands of a single major regional conflict while also attending to various presence and engagement activities,” The Heritage Foundation said in its 2020 Index of US Military Strength, released on Wednesday, noting the Pentagon would “be very hard-pressed to do…

China Is “Turning To Dog Meat” As The Massive Global Pork Shortage Rapidly Intensifies

If other forms of meat suddenly became too expensive, would you feed dog meat to your family instead?  Sadly, this is a dilemma that many families in China are facing right now.  As I reported a few days ago, one-fourth of all the pigs in the entire world have already been wiped out by African Swine Fever.  The epicenter of this crisis is in China, and as you will see below, their hog population has fallen by more than 40 percent so far.  This has caused a dramatic spike in the price of pork, and as a result many Chinese…

Former CEO Of Scania Warns Sweden Is Heading For Civil War

The former CEO of trucking company Scania has warned that Sweden is heading towards civil war due to uncontrolled mass immigration. In an interview with Swebbtv, businessman Leif Östling said that the arrival of so many new migrants who have failed to integrate into Swedish society is creating a fertile ground for violent unrest. “We’ve taken in far too many people from outside. And we have. Those who come from the Middle East and Africa live in a society that we left almost a hundred years ago,” he said. Explosions and grenade attacks have skyrocketed in many Swedish cities, with…

🚨 We Now Have Mass Public Unrest In France, Spain, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Hong Kong, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador And Bolivia

Ages and Ages of Rage Monday morning and we here we go again for another “dramatic week”. There are going to be monthly PMIs to look at in particular: will we see any further deterioration, or will growth start to pick up as an early Christmas present? And there are of course rate meetings for the Fed, and the BOJ, and the BOC: the former will cut, with the real issue being if they will signal more soon or not given they are already deep in Repo Madness; and will the giant BOJ wake up from slumber like a giant…

LIES: US Used Baghdadi’s Blood, DNA-Stained Underwear To ID Exploded ISIS Leader

A lingering question following the Sunday morning raid by US special forces resulting in the death of ISIS founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is how he was able to be positively identified so quickly after he detonated a suicide vest – killing himself and three of his children. According to President Trump, “His body was mutilated by the blast. The tunnel had caved in on it. But test results gave certain immediate and totally positive identification. It was him.“ The White House confirmed, saying that a combination of DNA analysis and facial-recognition technology was used (Baghdadi’s head reportedly remained intact following…

Lebanon Bans Removal Of Large Dollar Sums From Country Amid Bank Run “Panic”

Eleven days into banks across Lebanon being shuttered due to mass anti-government corruption protests which have gripped the nation, in numbers estimated at one million people taking to the streets simultaneously (a stunning quarter of the population), authorities have just put a temporary ban on removing any large sum of physical dollar currency from out of the country.  The order was issued Sunday by Public Prosecutor Ghassan Oueidat who imposed the ban on all air and land borders, in effect “until the central bank determines a new mechanism for regulating such transfers.” Previously a customs permit was required to take large cash…

Argentina Imposes Draconian Capital Controls As Peronists Return To Power After Macri Defeat

It’s time for Paul Singer to start buying up Argentina bonds again, and confiscating ships again. Late on Sunday, Argentina’s Mauricio Macri conceded defeat in the country’s presidential elections, setting up a return to power for the populist Peronist party that has governed Latin America’s third-largest economy for much of the past three decades. The outcome of the elections became obvious back in August when Macri was trounced in the primaries, triggering a collapse in the peso and a plunge in local bonds amid fears the new government would default on existing debt despite the IMF’s largest ever bailout package.…

Global Authorities Brace For A Worldwide Protein Shortage As “One-Quarter Of Earth’s Pigs Have Been Wiped Out”

African Swine Fever is killing millions upon millions of pigs all over the world, and this threatens to create a crippling global shortage of protein as we head into 2020.  This epidemic began in China last year, and it is now also running wild in North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and the Philippines.  But this crisis is certainly not limited to Asia.  According to the Washington Post, so far in 2019 there have also been outbreaks “in Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia and Ukraine.”  Overall, cases of African Swine Fever have been documented “in nearly 50 nations”,…