Friday, August 26, 2016

If she wants to be president, Hillary Clinton should act like one, come to Louisiana

If Hillary Clinton becomes president next year —a distinct possibility given recent polls — then she will inherit the job of overseeing the federal role in Louisiana’s recovery from historic flooding. That’s reason enough for Clinton to visit the state and see the damage for herself, and she’s made a bad decision in avoiding Louisiana since the waters receded.

Rebounding from what’s been described as the worst American natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy is going to take many months, and the work will be ongoing after President Barack Obama leaves office in January. Obama visited Louisiana this week and promised that his administration would do what it can to help flood victims ....

Macquarie says Sept rate hike depends on Trump polling numbers

Wizman adds that the speech implies a rate increase is still coming this year, and Dec. is the most likely timing of that. “There were some people in the market who expected that she would invoke Sept. and that was probably the wrong thing to expect"; Fed has moved away from calendar guidance.

Macquarie now sees a 60% chance of a rate hike in Dec., and Wizman expects two rate increases in 2017, as Yellen "seems to be downplaying risks of low growth."

He adds that the risks to a December rate hike including "more turbulence from Europe, as Italians hold referendum in Oct. and concerns over Brexit could percolate again; U.S. election and how it could inform decision making." ....

Nigel Farage Speaks at Donald Trump Rally in Jackson, MS

EU is ‘BIGGER threat than Russia' Danish MP warns of Brussels power as DEXIT calls grow

The ferocious slap-down saw Marie Krarup, of the right-wing Danish People’s Party, dismiss Russia as the country’s main threat and instead pointed the finger at divisive Brussels.

When asked whether the EU was the biggest danger, Ms Kararup replied: “For Denmark? Yes, without a doubt!

“Just Schengen alone is a catastrophe.

“It’s something that will make Denmark disappear from the world map if we don’t pull ourselves together.

“That national borders have been disbanded is a threat against Denmark’s existence.”

She acknowledged Russian leader Vladimir Putin was “an exponent of a despotic, non-democratic system” but admitted she would accept his help in taking down the EU once and for all ....

PVV hammers on "de-Islamization" in one page election campaign

Geert Wilders’ PVV released their election campaign and it is only one page long with eleven points. The first point, and most expansive one too, is the “de-Islamization” of the Netherlands.

The party wants to close the borders – no more asylum seekers and no immigrants from “Islamic countries”. All the asylum centers should close and issued residency permits should be retracted “for a certain time. The PVV wants a ban on Islamic headscarves in public places and on “Islamic statements that are contrary to public order”.

Geert Wilders’ party also wants to close all mosques and Islamic schools, ban the Koran, lock up all radical Muslims, not allow foreign rebel fighters in the Syrian civil war to return to the Netherlands and deport all criminals with double nationality ....

Bill Clinton bombed Saddam to distract from the Monica Lewinsky scandal - what Huma Abedin's Muslim journal claimed about her boss's husband

An article in the Muslim journal where Huma Abedin was assistant editor claimed Bill Clinton bombed Saddam Hussein to deflect from his Monica Lewinsky affair.

The claim made made in an article published in the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, where Abedin was a member of the editorial board - the group of people who decide what is published in the academic journal.

It is the latest bombshell to emerge from the archives of the journal, whose editor-in-chief is Abedin's mother, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, an academic in Saudi Arabia.

Abedin, who is not an academic, has been Hillary Clinton's closest aide since spending time as an intern at the White House, at exactly the time the Monica Lewinsky scandal was unfolding ....

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Man who threw boiling water on gay couple will spend 40 years in prison

A jury has convicted an Atlanta truck driver accused of pouring boiling water over two gay men as the couple slept in February.

The jury deliberated for about 90 minutes Wednesday before finding Martin Blackwell guilty of eight counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault, according to the Associated Press.

Blackwell was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

The 48-year-old wasn’t charged with a hate crime because Georgia is one of five states that do not have hate crime statutes. An FBI spokesman told Reuters that federal investigators are considering whether to charge Blackwell with a federal hate crime ....

Saudi Arabia Said to Target First Dollar Bond After Fed Meeting

Saudi Arabia is planning to sell its first international bond in early October as the country seeks to plug a budget deficit estimated at about $80 billion this year, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

The government may hold a roadshow for potential investors in the last week of September and sell at least $10 billion of bonds early the following month, the people said, asking not to be identified as the information is private. The timing and size of the deal may change depending on market conditions, they said, with one person saying the kingdom wouldn’t be concerned by a potential U.S. interest rate increase next month ....

"Fukushima Has Now Contaminated 1/3 Of The Worlds Oceans"

The Pacific Ocean – in fact almost one-third of the Globe – is thought to have been contaminated from the leak out from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), seeking to promote the peaceful use of Nuclear Power, in 2011 established with the Regional Cooperative Agreement (RCA) Member States, a joint IAEA Technical Cooperation (TC) project in the region of the Pacific Ocean. It was established after the Fukushima disaster when a tsunami caused by a major earthquake on 11 March 2011, disabled the power supply and cooling of three Fukushima Daiichi reactors, causing a nuclear accident. As a result a large quantity of radioactive material was admitted into the Pacific Ocean ....

Trump Rips Hillary's Claim He Is The Candidate Of Racists, White Supremacists And Neo-Nazis

At long last, the presidential race between Trump and Hillary has devolved to its to its lowest common denominator: mutual accusations of racism, paranoia, neonazism, conspiracy theories, and of course the Ku Klux Klan.

Earlier today, a video released by Hillary Clinton’s campaign suggested that Donald Trump is the candidate of racists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis. “The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe in,” a robed man identified as the Imperial Wizard of the Rebel Brigade Knights of the Ku Klux Klan says at the top of the video, followed by images of a Confederate flag fluttering in the wind, Trump waving after a speech, and a man performing a Hitler salute at what appears to be a Trump rally ....

Army Training Lesson Cited Clinton as 'Insider' Threat Risk

An Army training presentation on insider threats included Hillary Clinton among a rogue's gallery of killers and leakers, citing the former secretary of state as an example of "careless or disgruntled employees," NBC News confirmed on Tuesday.

The unclassified slide, which first emerged on a Facebook page that spoofs the military, was confirmed by a U.S. military officials, who said it was used as part of a lesson on how to secure classified materials and improve safety.

A spokesperson from the Army's Training and Doctrine Command said the slide was developed 18 months ago ....

Israeli Intel Chief: We Don’t Want ISIS Defeated in Syria

In a speech at the Herzliya Conference, Israel’s military intelligence chief, Major General Herzi Halevy, took Israel’s long-standing position that it “prefers ISIS” over the Syrian government to a whole ‘nother level, declaring openly that Israel does not want to see ISIS defeated in the war.

Quoted in the Hebrew-language NRG site, linked to Maariv, Maj. Gen. Halevy expressed concern about the recent offensives against ISIS territory, saying that in the last three months the Islamist group was facing the “most difficult” situation since its inception and declaration of a caliphate.

Israeli officials have regularlyexpressed comfort with the idea of ISIS conquering the whole of Syria, saying they find it preferable to the Iran-allied government surviving the war. At the same time, they were never so overtly supportive of ISIS and its survival ....

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Commercial flights are too ‘burdensome’ for Clinton

An exchange from May 4, 2009, between Clinton and her closest aide, Huma Abedin, show the former secretary of state trying to figure out how to avoid the “burdensome” shuttle. The shuttle refers to hourly commercial plane service between New York and Washington, DC.

“Do you think we could get a plane for Westchester flight back tonight?” Clinton wrote in an email released this week as part of an ongoing Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the State Department.

“It’s going to rain all day and I still don’t feel great so the idea of playing a guessing game w the shuttle is really burdensome to me. What do you think? Could be anytime that works for the Air Force,” she added ....

Donald Trump campaign official says Hillary Clinton will be dead within a year

A an official who is running operations in a key battleground for Donald Trump's presidential campaign is predicting that Hillary Clinton will be dead within a year – and claims Clinton is covering up an undisclosed illness with 'wool coat' she wore on Nantucket Island.

John Jaggers, who runs Trump operations in Maryland as well as the population center of Northern Virginia, raised the deadly-serious issue at a gathering called Women4Trump in Virginia's tony horse country community of Middleburg.

Jaggers, who is also a Tea Party leader, made the startling statement about Clinton's morbidity while also floating a theory that suggests there is more than just sartorial discretion behind Clinton's decision to sport a long coat on a recent trip to Nantucket to raise campaign cash ....