Monday, December 22, 2014
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Saturday, December 20, 2014
WND) - The date was Dec. 24, 1914 – Christmas Eve.
In the battered trenches of World War I’s Western Front near Saint-Yvon, Belgium, a crisp, winter wind was wisping away the scents of gunpowder, smoke and blood.
But on that same breeze, exactly 100 years ago this Christmas, the British troops, worn and weary in their midnight trenches, heard a familiar tune come wafting over the battlefield. It was the German troops, just a few yards away in trenches of their own, singing the traditional Christmas Carol, “Stille Nacht.” English speakers know the song better as “Silent Night.”
Friday, December 19, 2014
"BP announces layoffs as West Texas crude hits $59 a barrel, Congress agrees that big banks can be insured by the FDIC & Former VP: Dick Cheney says that the CIA report is “full of crap”.'
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U.S. and Cuba have restored diplomatic ties after more than 60 years a part. I repeat this often, but the government of Syria was re-elected months ago winning over 89% of the vote.
(Source: Yahoo) - The U.N. General Assembly on Thursday approved resolutions criticizing the human rights situations of North Korea, Iran and Syria.
North Korea has been outraged by the resolution that urges the U.N. Security Council to refer the country's human rights situation to the International Criminal Court. The council will meet for the first time Monday on North Korea's human rights violations.
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American troops battle ISIS for first time as they see off attempted attack by militants on Iraqi base
(Source: Daily Mail) - A number of militants have been killed in Islamic State's very first battle with U.S. ground troops after the extremists attempted to overrun an Iraqi military base.
(Source: RT) - Banks in Russia will get a government boost to finance debt and projects as the country risks recession. On Friday, the State Duma passed the last two readings of a law to allocate up to 10 percent, or $6.54 billion, from a sovereign wealth fund.
LA Times) - To the editor: In response to a letter from California Bankers Assn. chief Rodney Brown about my concern with Congress repealing an important financial reform, it should escape no one that the public is still on the hook when the largest banks face their next financial crisis. ("How easing federal bank rules helps consumers," Readers React, Dec. 14)
As a reminder, when the financial industry imploded in 2008, Congress had to pass a special law to fund a $700-billion bailout, of which nearly $250 billion went directly to the largest banking firms. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. had nowhere near enough resources to fund their resolution.
(Source: Politico) - The IRS is considering its own temporary shutdown due to recent budget cuts enacted by Congress, its chief said Thursday.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said furloughs — forced unpaid days off for employees as part of an IRS closure — is one idea reluctantly being tossed about to save money, though they are hoping they will not have to go there.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Christian Music Video of the Week:
Matt Maher - Because He Lives
Tired of the negative message in secular music? Why not try listening to positive, encouraging Christian music? Music frees the soul, so bring Christ into that fold. We need Jesus Christ every day and Christian music is a great way to connect with our Lord and Savior even if it is in a small way. So enjoy this week’s music selection and the song lyrics which are beneath the video.
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WEB Notes: Instead of buying junk these people should be buying staples like food and water which will see large price increases. Other items like fuel, heating oil/propane and solid physical assets.
(Source: Daily Mail) - Russian consumers flocked to the stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises kicked off by the staggering fall in the value of the ruble in recent days.
U.S. slaps sanctions on Swiss, Dutch companies over Syria. U.S.-led coalition conducts 67 air strikes against Islamic State: task force.
WEB Notes: More sanctions again Syria. A government that won 89% of the vote from its people. The U.S. has no right to intervene in this nation, but that will never stop the globalists from accomplishing their task which is ultimately world government. One of our readers really spelled this our for us.
U.S. slaps sanctions on Swiss, Dutch companies over Syria
(Source: Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on Dutch and Swiss oil trading firms for their dealings with the Syrian government, which has been engaged in bloody civil war with opposition forces.
RT) - Britain’s oil industry is in a “crisis” and may be “close to collapse,” a senior oil industry expert has said, as the UK’s biggest oil and gas companies continue to cut staff and investment and the price of crude slumps.
Speaking to the BBC, Robin Allan, chairman of the independent explorers’ association Brindex, echoed warnings made by other figures in the oil industry in the past month, saying that no new projects in the North Sea would be profitable while oil is being traded at below $60 a barrel.
Obama tries 'new approach' on Cuba with normalized trade relations and diplomacy between Washington and Havana for the first time in a half-century
Daily Mail) - President Barack Obama declared the end of America's 'outdated approach' to Cuba Wednesday, announcing the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as economic and travel ties with the communist island – a historic shift in U.S. policy that aims to bring an end to a half-century of Cold War enmity.
'Isolation has not worked,' Obama said in remarks from the White House. 'It's time for a new approach.'
(Source: Yahoo) - New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their babies.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the department of health said it had taken "extensive advice" on the safety and efficacy of the proposed techniques from the scientific community.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Economic Collapse Blog) - The 8th largest economy on the entire planet is in a state of turmoil right now. The shocking collapse of the price of oil has hit a lot of countries really hard, but very few nations are as dependent on energy production as Russia is. Sales of oil and natural gas account for approximately two-thirds of all Russian exports and approximately 50 percent of all government revenue. So it should be no surprise that the fact that the price of oil has declined by almost 50 percent since June is absolutely catastrophic for the Russian economy.
And when you throw in international sanctions, wild money printing by the Central Bank of Russia and unprecedented capital flight, you get the ingredients for an almost perfect storm. But those of us living in the western world should not be too smug about what is happening in Russia, because the nightmare that is unfolding over there is just a preview of the economic chaos that will soon envelop the whole world.
RT) - The Pentagon has confirmed the military buildup along Russia’s borders to ensure long-term “peace and stability” in the region. Earlier Moscow accused NATO of a sharp increase in air activity and intelligence flights in the border zone.
Replying to RIA Novosti’s query on the increased number of NATO flights around Russia's borders, a Pentagon representative told the news agency that the military presence of the alliance has increased, but all operations are carried out under utmost “transparency.”