The US has imposed fresh sanctions on Iranian companies and individuals over a recent ballistic missile test. The new sanctions prevent 11 entities and individuals linked to the missile programme from using the US banking system.
Chinese second J-20 production run stealth fighter - photos ~ link
China Navy Tank Landing Ship latest commission - photos ~ link
Europe in Crisis: Immigrants grope and demand sex from Swedish woman - video ~ link ~ A couple million horny single young men from sexually repressed Muslim nations suddenly in Europe. Who would have suspected that this might cause some 'problems' ... DUH!!! Stirling
Netanyahu licks his wounds as Iran sanctions end ~ link ~
The developments put paid to years of intensive Israeli lobbying for more comprehensive curbs on Tehran – a campaign that strained relations between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama.
Netanyahu sounded unrepentant on Sunday – even as one Israeli official grudgingly commended the Iranian statecraft and a former senior adviser to the prime minister accused him of having pursued a dangerously failed strategy.
Oxfam also calculated that the richest 62 people in the world had as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population.
Former President Carter: The United States is now an Oligarchy - video ~ link ~ I like Jimmy Carter, I have spoken to him a couple of times and respect him. Stirling
American income gap is widening due to lower pay for the poor ~ link ~ I really don't understand some billionaires who feel that it is OK to screw the poor as much as they can! Stirling
The income gap in major US cities is widening because pay has plummeted for the poorest households since the Great Recession began in late 2007, according to a new study.
Gerald Celente: 2016 Predictions - Gold, Silver, War and Collapse - video ~ link ~ I have been on-the-air with Gerald, he is the best! Stirling
America falls behind on renewable energy ~ link ~
China is the world’s biggest carbon emitter. When one thinks of China, more often than not, images of overpopulation and pollution — particularly smog-filled, crowded cities — come to mind. Other environmental concerns include toxic metal dumps, ocean reef collapse and more. Burdened with overpopulation, China has turned towards clean energy to help lessen the blow dealt by the environmental challenges.
However, China just added 3.3 gigawatts of solar capacity, now totaling 23 gigawatts of solar power supply which is 7 times as much as Australia has. Policymakers in China are pushing for ways to combat the nation’s air pollution problem.
Why isn’t the U.S. doing this? Clean energy is beneficial to any country. It is energy produced from renewable resources in a way that does not damage the environment, like solar or wind power. In fact, clean energy investments in the U.S. declined a staggering 37% from 2011. Why the under-performance in clean energy investment?
Trump: Cruz is a 'very nasty guy' ~ link ~
“Nobody likes him. Nobody in Congress likes him. Nobody likes him anywhere once they get to know him. He's a very –- he's got an edge that's not good. You can't make deals with people like that and it's not a good thing. It's not a good thing for the country. Very nasty guy," Trump added.
Trump also criticized Cruz for a loan that he took out from Goldman Sachs during his 2012 Senate run that he failed to disclose in federal campaign finance documents.
Corporations do matter more than freedom to our "leaders" ~ link ~
Some call it the Transatlantic Free Trade Area (TAFTA) and others call it the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). They’re both the same thing, and they’re both dangerous proposals, pushed by President Obama, that will have disastrous effects on the economy, health, safety, freedom, and sovereignty of the United States and her citizens.
Nevada's Right Wing could get burned for trying to shut down Solar Power ~ link ~
Judy Treichel was just trying to do the right thing for herself and for the planet – and for that she’s being penalized as a result of efforts by the Koch brothers and other right-wingers working to protect the state’s fossil-fuel monopoly.
Skyscrapers are boring ~ link ~ Check out the photos. Stirling