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- Netanyahu wished to embarrass President Obama after receiving a “slight” over his upcoming visit to the US. Though Obama phoned Netanyahu, there will be no White House visit.
- Netanyahu and his US affiliates carefully orchestrated these terror acts with supporters of the Romney camp including the “donors” responsible for the production of the original film.
- CIA cooperation in an attack on American diplomats was arranged through Bush era intermediaries who manage contractor firms that are now tasked with all CIA “black ops”
- Netanyahu is very upset at the US for scaling back joint military operations and actually citing Israel, during secret briefings, as a potential threat to US forces.
- Netanyahu has been further emotionally destabilized by nearly violent confrontations with US Chief of Staff Martin Dempsey and US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro, a close friend of President Obama’s.
Who really killed Ambassador Stevens? It's the Zionists stupid! ~ link ~ Ambassador Stevens, who like me got to know the Arab world by living in Morocco, was (as far as I know) neither Jewish nor a committed Zionist. So why should Stevens, an American citizen and a representative of the American government, be murdered because a handful of fanatical Zionist lunatics have seized control of the US government and media, and dragged America into Israel’s hopeless war against the world’s almost 2 billion Muslims?
On Monday a controversial newspaper article in Liberation headlined "Get lost, rich idiot", accused Mr Arnault, who is worth an estimated £25.5 billion, of trying to avoid the increased tax on the highest earners, which has been planned by Francois Hollande's Socialist government. Mr Arnault said he intended to sue the newspaper for libel.
EU officials call on nations to give up control of banks to the European Central Bank ~ link ~ The Rothschild hand shows itself!!! Stirling
The student loan debt is creating millions of modern day serfs ~ link ~ Every single year, millions of young adults head off to colleges and universities all over America full of hopes and dreams. But what most of those fresh-faced youngsters do not realize is that by taking on student loan debt they are signing up for a life of debt slavery. Student loan debt has become a trillion dollar bubble which has shattered the financial lives of tens of millions of young college graduates. When you are just starting out and you are not making a lot of money, having to make payments on tens of thousands of dollars of student loan debt can be absolutely crippling. The total amount of student loan debt in the United States has now surpassed the total amount of credit card debt, and student loan debt is much harder to get rid of. Many young people view college as a "five year party", but when the party is over millions of those young people basically end up as modern day serfs as they struggle to pay off all of the debt that they have accumulated during their party years. Bankruptcy laws have been changed to make it incredibly difficult to get rid of student loan debt, so once you have it you are basically faced with two choices: either you are going to pay it or you are going to die with it.
The developed world has decayed to the point that it can’t handle another major crisis such as an oil price well into the $100+ area.
China and Russia are ruthlessly cutting the legs out from under the US dollar ~ link ~ The mainstream media in the United States is almost totally ignoring one of the most important trends in global economics. This trend is going to cause the value of the U.S. dollar to fall dramatically and it is going to cause the cost of living in the United States to go way up. Right now, the U.S. dollar is the primary reserve currency of the world. Even though that status has been chipped away at in recent years, U.S. dollars still make up more than 60 percent of all foreign currency reserves in the world. Most international trade (including the buying and selling of oil) is conducted in U.S. dollars, and this gives the United States a tremendous economic advantage. Since so much trade is done in dollars, there is a constant demand for more dollars all over the globe from countries that need them for trading purposes. So the Federal Reserve is able to flood our financial system with dollars without it causing a tremendous amount of inflation because the rest of the world ends up soaking up a lot of those dollars. But now that is changing. China and Russia have been spearheading a movement to shift away from using the U.S. dollar in international trade. At the moment, the shift is happening gradually, but at some point a tipping point will come (for example if Saudi Arabia were to declare that it will no longer take U.S. dollars for oil) and the entire global financial system is going to change. When that tipping point comes the global demand for U.S. dollars is going to absolutely plummet and nightmarish inflation will come to the United States. If such a scenario sounds far out to you, then you have not been paying attention. In fact, China and Russia have been working very hard to move us toward exactly such a scenario.
Obama said he was against the Patriot Act in order to get elected because the majority of Americans opposed it, but then he supported its extension not for one year, but for four years. Obama repeatedly attacked Bush's warrantless wiretaps as unconstitutional, but now he's expected to sign this 5-year reauthorization once the unprincipled legislators rubber stamp it today.
It seems the only time Congress acts in a bipartisan way is when they're trampling the Constitutional rights of Americans.
The above summary for the Lyn Finelli CDC presentation, ““Emergence of Animal-Origin H3N2 Influenza” at the ASM ICAAC meeting in San Francisco contains the word “appears” but the presentation (video and audio available here) failed to address the glaring discordance between the H3N2v sequences from the 2012 cases which were generated by the CDC and the swine H3N2v sequences generated by the USDA.
The sequence data was indirectly addressed by a question from Helen Branswell after Lyn Finelli noted an increase in the frequency of H3N2v in swine isolates. Branswell asked if the recent H3N2v cases had the H1N1pdm09 M gene, which was present in all 2011 and 2012 cases, but Finelli had no answer.