On Friday, four Saudi soldiers and many Yemeni rebels died in fighting on the border, the Saudi-led coalition says.
USAF deploys long-range nuclear B-52 bombers to Baltic Sea War Games ~ link ~ Hardly a day goes by anymore without a fresh Globalist and/or Zionist provocation on the 'Road to World War III'. Stirling
“The deployment demonstrates the United States’ ability to project its flexible, long-range global strike capability,” the US Strategic Command said in a statement on Friday.
Scores of ships and aircraft from 17 countries are participating in Baltic Sea naval drills as part of exercise BALTOPS, which began on Friday and will run through June 20. Overall, 5,600 troops, 49 ships, 61 aircraft and a submarine will be involved in the US-led military exercises.
Putin tells West not to fear Russia ~ link ~ Anyone with half a brain knows that it is not Russia that is the aggressor in today's crazy world! Stirling
Putin: "Russia would attack NATO only in a mad person's dream" ~ link ~
Which is ironic, because on June 2, with the passage of the "Freedom Act" (which actually is an acronym for Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-collection and Online Monitoring Act), the NSA's recording of US electronic communications officially ended, in effect validating Snowden's efforts at halting the US conversion into a totalitarian police state.
In reality NSA surveillance did not really end: bulk collection of Americans' metadata is still allowed by phone companies, which is then accessible by the NSA. According to skeptics this makes intrusion into US private lives even more deliberate as private corporations are not subject to FOIA requests or government intervention: in effect Obama has washed his hands of all supervision over data collection even as the NSA still has full access to everything it could ever ask for (it is unclear why the massive NSA spy facility in Bluffdale, Utah will continue existing if the NSA is no longer allowed to intercept and record data).
Bruce Jenner: Neither Man Nor Woman ~ link ~
The Identification with the physical body has driven mankind to such madness that this poor misguided soul, who for some subconscious reason, wanted to be a female, was misled to mutilate his male organs and change his physical form rather than to resolve his subconscious mind’s need.
This poor man has mutilated himself hoping that this outward change would end his problem. Jenner was quoted as saying, “if I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life. You never dealt with yourself,’ and I don’t want that to happen.”
But he knows that he IS NOT A WOMAN and that he never dealt with himself –he knows, better than anyone.
Who pays taxes in America - Everyone but the Super-Rich ~ link ~
40% of American workers now earn less than 1968 Minimum Wage ~ link ~
Are American workers paid enough? That is a topic that is endlessly debated all across this great land of ours.
Unfortunately, what pretty much everyone can agree on is that American workers are not making as much as they used to after you account for inflation. Back in 1968, the minimum wage in the United States was $1.60 an hour. That sounds very small, but after you account for inflation a very different picture emerges. Using the inflation calculator that the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides, $1.60 in 1968 is equivalent to $10.74 today.
And of course the official government inflation numbers have been heavily manipulated to make inflation look much lower than it actually is, so the number for today should actually be substantially higher than $10.74, but for purposes of this article we will use $10.74. If you were to work a full-time job at $10.74 an hour for a full year (with two weeks off for vacation), you would make about $21,480 for the year.