Australia’s central bank warning about housing bubble. U.S. biggest share of lowest paying jobs. New home sales explode, while mortgage application decline. FED uses the ‘c’ word contained. Ebola vaccines do not exist as of yet, meanwhile Liberia is welcoming US troops to help fight Ebola. Russia finds mass grave with decapitated heads in Ukraine. U.S. army preparing to send in troops to Iraq. Central bankers/U.S. Government continues to bomb Syria hitting strategic targets, none are ISIS. The terror group known as Khorasan is now being linked to Iran. Corporate media and Government Officials are letting the people of America to expect a false flag terror attack.
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Current News – 09.24.2014
- Australia’s central bank said additional steps might be taken to tighten banks’ lending practices as it warned the housing market was becoming “unbalanced” with investor activity outstripping those of home owners and businesses.
- New Home Sales rose a magnificent (seasonally-adjusted annualized rate) 18% in August – the biggest monthly rise since January 1992. At 504k, new home sales are back at May 2008 levels
- KB Home reported a smaller-than-expected increase in revenue in its fiscal third quarter,
- The Mortgage Bankers Association said its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity, which includes both refinancing and home purchase demand, declined 4.1 percent in the week ended Sept. 19.
- The MBA’s seasonally adjusted index of refinancing applications fell 7.0 percent, while the gauge of loan requests for home purchases, a leading indicator of home sales, dipped 0.3 percent.
- Cleveland Fed Head Loretta Mester is now using the ‘c‘ word…
- The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday said China’s economy will likely grow faster in 2015 than previous estimates. The global lender says the country’s growth will likely be “well above” 7 per cent next year.
- FBI and DHS have decided it’s time to show why local police departments needed to be fully militarized after all. In the first bulletin, according to Bloomberg, US security officials warned federal and local police to watch for “homegrown violent extremists” who may be motivated to attack by airstrikes in Syria. In the second bulletin, the FBI and DHS assess that disgruntled and former employees pose a significant threat to US businesses due to their authorized access to sensitive information and the networks businesses rely on
- Tekmira says its TKM-Ebola treatment has been administered to patients on emergency basis
- Canadian drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp said on Monday that US and Canadian regulators have authorized the use of its Ebola treatment in patients who have confirmed or suspected infections from the deadly virus.
- The company is developing TKM-Ebola under a contract with the US Department of Defense.
- There is no vaccine yet, which could prove effective against the Ebola virus, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, the Russian consumer watchdog, said Wednesday.
- “All we can say is that as of today the global community does not have such a vaccine [against the Ebola virus] despite all the promises, all the talk about currently conducted tests. There is no complete and effective enough product available yet,” Anna Popova said.
- World Health Organization has announced a program which would round up Ebola victims across Liberia and herd them into “Ebola death camps” in order to isolate them from their families.
- Although they aren’t called “Ebola death camps” — the sweet-sounding public name for the facilities is “community care centers” — their purpose is “to move infected people out of their homes and into ad hoc centers that will provide rudimentary care,” says the Post.
- It is obvious from the context of these reports that Ebola victims’ relocation to these centers will not be voluntary. In other words, people who refuse to go will simply be arrested and made to go.
- Reportedly, a total of 70 such centers are planned on being deployed across Liberia, each hosting 15 to 30 beds.
- More than 100 U.S. military personnel should be in West Africa by the end of the week with more to follow.
- Japan has extended sanctions against Russia; limiting operations with the securities of some Russian banks and arms exports over its involvement in the Ukraine crisis, according to Chief
- Japan hasn’t yet specified the Russian lenders that fall under the latest restrictions.
- Andrei Lysenko, spokesperson for the National Security and Defense Council, said the army would leave after militias but “there has been no move on their part so far”
- The Ukrainian army is not pulling out its large caliber weapons from positions in the east of the country, waiting for the militias to do so first,On Tuesday, militias began pulling back their weapons as required by the Minsk Memorandum. “We are complying with the terms of the agreement and withdrawing heavy artillery systems, unlike the Ukrainian side,”
- Russia is calling for an international investigation into the discovery of burial sites with signs of execution at locations where the Ukraine National Guard forces were stationed two days earlier.
- The head of Russia’s presidential human rights council, Mikhail Fedotov, has called on the authorities to do everything to “ensure an independent international probe” and “let international human rights activists and journalists” gain access to the site in Eastern Ukraine’s embattled Donetsk region.
- Four bodies have been exhumed, including those of three women. Their hands were tied, at least one of the bodies was decapitated, self-defense fighters said.
- Obama said on Wednesday that the country would lift the sanctions imposed on Russia in case it chooses a peaceful course in Ukraine.
- Obama said on Wednesday that the country would lift the sanctions imposed on Russia if it chooses a peaceful course in Ukraine.
- “A different path is available. It is the path of diplomacy and peace. The recent ceasefire agreement in Ukraine offers this path,” Obama stressed.
- The Obama administration has dedicated a “sprawling new plant” in Kansas City, Mo.–bigger than the Pentagon– to modernize “the aging weapons that the United States can fire from missiles, bombers and submarines,” The New York Times reports.
- The new project, which will leave most of the US nuclear arsenal intact, is in stark contrast to President Barack Obama’s campaign promise in 2008 of “a nuclear-free world.”
- In the Libyan capital, an uprising against Islamist forces, which control it, began on Tuesday.
- the Army is preparing to deploy a division headquarters to Iraq.
- An official announcement is expected in the coming days. But Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno recently confirmed the Army “will send another division headquarters to Iraq to control what we’re doing there, a small headquarters.”
- It’s unclear how many soldiers will be sent, or how long they will deploy. Division headquarters average between 100 and 500 soldiers and deploy for one year.
- The division headquarters deploying to Iraq is expected to be responsible for coordinating the efforts of the 1,600 troops President Obama has sent to Iraq
- The United States did not tell Russia about its plans to deliver air strikes against Islamic militants in Syria,
- “No, we were not notified, but they are well aware of our position: we think that this runs counter to all norms and principles of international law and the U.N. Charter. We always said and keep saying this,” he said
- Turkish government will ask for the parliament’s authorization for military operations in Syria and Iraq, the newly-elected PM Ahmet Davutoğlu said at a press conference on Tuesday.
- The proposal will be submitted to the Turkish Parliament after the new legislative year starts on Oct. 2, Davutoğlu said.
- Opposition leader Ed Miliband has told the PM he will support UK involvement in Iraq, but not at this stage in Syria
- Parliament is to be recalled on Friday to endorse British air strikes in Iraq following assurances from the leader of the opposition,
- Lawyers use Iraq’s right of self-defence and weakness of Syrian regime – which US has undermined – to justify failure to seek UN approval
- US government lawyers have invoked Iraq’s right to self-defence and the weakness of the Assad regime as twin justifications for US bombing in Syria,
- US ambassador Samantha Power argued that the threat to Iraq from Islamic State, known as Isis or Isil, gave the US and its allies in the region an automatic right to attack on its behalf.
- “The government of Iraq has asked that the United States lead international efforts to strike Isil sites and military strongholds in Syria in order to end the continuing attacks on Iraq, to protect Iraqi citizens and ultimately to enable and arm Iraqi forces to perform their task of regaining control of the Iraqi borders.”
- White House has avoided seeking a fresh authorisation of the use of military force, preferring to rely on early authorisations against al-Qaida granted after the 11 September 2001 attacks.
- But this means arguing that Isis is equivalent to al-Qaida, even though the groups are split – logic that several critics in Congress, such as Virginia senator Tim Kaine, have argued is flawed and requires a fresh authorisation to fix.
- U.S. dropped almost as many bombs and missiles on Islamic State positions in Syria in its first night of airstrikes there as it did in the first month of attacks on the extremist group in Iraq.
- Refugees in Turkish border town of Akçakale expect more to flee Syria if the US continues bombing campaign
Before its neighbours were Isis, there were the rebels of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), who demand the removal of Bashar al-Assad.
- “The FSA used to shoot in the air all the time. These guys don’t make a racket all the time. These are small mercies. But we are worried about the bombing by the Americans. When has that ever done any good?”
- Ismail says his relatives have been reporting several civilian casualties and that people around the bombing sites have fled into the Raqqa countryside. “But sooner or later they will come to Turkey if this goes on.”
- “These strikes last night were designed to limit terrorist casualties. These were not serious, manful strikes,” Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said . Airstrikes led by the United States were launched late Monday night and hit buildings in Syria where ISIS has command-and-control centers. The Pentagon said it did not target people, but communications systems.Peters pointed out that ISIS has no air defense systems and the same targets could have been hit at midday when they were filled with ISIS leaders and lower-level personnel.
- “Instead we hit empty buildings at night,” he said.
- Khorasan, however, is a relatively unconventional Sunni terror group because they have reportedly sought cooperation with the Iranian regime. T
- The Islamic State posted a new video of British hostage John Cantlie within hours of airstrikes on Syria Tuesday, warning the U.S. and its allies that they were embarking on “Gulf War III.”
- Intensifying U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIS) could provoke members of the terror group already on U.S. soil to stage attacks here, Rep. Peter King