UK shocked as manufacturing growth has ended. Germany’s GDP has fallen by 0.2%. Europe is suffering from a decline in factory orders. Ecuador looking to replace the dollar with a digital currency. Facebook posts could get you on the US Government terrorists watch list. Ebola breakouts seems to coincide with new oil discoveries in West Africa. Dutch government will not release the voice recording. The Islamic State might have the ability to bring down the power grid in the US according to an expert. The central bankers/US Government have been pushing propaganda warning about the Islamic State terrorist attacks. We know its a false flag event. We know this will be an inside job to get the country into WWIII.
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Current News – 09.01.2014
- Surveys of the nation’s manufacturing sector saw an unexpected fall this August, as purchasing managers’ index (PMI) figures dropped from 54.8 to 52.5.
- The survey pointed to a “broad slowdown” that is underway in the UK’s manufacturing sector, according to Markit, who compiled the report.
- Factory activity in Europe cooled in August after a strong July, as new orders dwindled in
- Despite euro zone manufacturers barely raising their prices, growth in the region slowed slightly more than initially thought,
- Euro zone factories stumbled with the final August PMI at 50.7, the lowest in over a year, as new orders slowed
- Ecuador is planning to create the world’s first digital currency issued by the country’s central bank, in what is seen by many as a step to abandon the US dollar, the currency now used by the Central American country.
- The currency is expected to start circulating in December, according to the country’s Central Bank.
- The new currency is expected to co-exist with the US dollar
- Some specialists also regard the move as a step towards giving up the US dollar funds.
- Obamacare greatly expanded Medicaid coverage, but there is a hidden gotcha that may come back and haunt your heirs for benefits you receive from age 55-64.
- Medi-Cal, and many other state Medicaid programs include a ‘claw-back’ provision for recovery of costs incurred by the state to provide medical care. While there is much variation in particulars from one state to another, the bottom line is these costs include a monthly ‘administrative fee’
- The ‘claw-back’ mechanism functions via the state placing ‘liens’ on individual assets at the point the Medicaid recipient reaches age 55, then recovers the money at the point the Medicaid recipient dies by ‘seizing’ the money from the estate.
- California Math
- Under California recovery rules, $611 per month for 10 years (age 55-64), amounts to $73,320 (minimum) that would come from the estate.
- Those signing up thinking Medicaid is free, better learn the rules.
- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expected to allow thousands of illegal immigrant deportees to return to the U.S., so long as they have ties to Southern California. Taxpayers will additionally fund a media campaign in Mexico, alerting deportees that they may be eligible to come back to the United States.
- Under the settlement, Border Patrol agents will be required to inform illegal immigrants of their right to fight deportation in the U.S. court system. Agents also must “provide them access to an informational hot line and a list of free legal service providers,”
- Many believe the agreement will soon be adopted by areas around the nation.
- Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in USA are in talks with health officials in Nigeria about the prospects for conducting a phase 1 safety study of the Ebola vaccine among healthy adults in the country amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly virus in West Africa, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- The experimental vaccine is expected to first be given to three healthy human volunteers to see if they suffer any adverse effects. If deemed safe, it will then be given to another small group of volunteers, aged 18 to 50, to see if it produces a strong immune response to the virus. All will be monitored closely for side effects.
- Italy’s Eni SPA has made a natural gas and condensate discovery in the Nyonie Deep exploration prospect on Block D4 about 13 km offshore Gabon, 50 km from the capital city of Libreville.
- U.S. firm Cobalt International Energy has discovered significant quantities of oil offshore Angola, s
- Analysts say Angola, Africa’s No. 2 oil producer, could double its oil reserves, which are currently estimated at just under 13 billion barrels,
Source: reuters.com African Petroleum
- Company owned by Dan Gertler discovered crude oil around Lake Albert on Congo’s eastern border with Uganda.
- An oil company owned by Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler said on Thursday it had discovered around 3 billion barrels of oil in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,
Source: haaretz.com Four new oil reservoirs discovered in Nigeria
- Monday announced its discovery of four new oil and gas reservoirs in the vertical section of Oyo-8 development well located offshore Nigeria
- The White House said on Monday it was continuing to do all that it can to secure the release of three Americans detained in North Korea, after they made a televised appeal for help from the U.S. government.
- “Securing the release of U.S. citizens is a top priority and we have followed these cases closely in the White House. We continue to do all we can to secure their earliest possible release,” he said.
- The data from the black boxes should be published, says Russia’s deputy defence minister, saying the ‘Boeing catastrophe throws up more and more questions’
- Russia is demanding to know why international investigators have yet to publish the black box data from a Malaysian airliner that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July, a
- On Aug. 11, the Dutch Safety Board announced that a preliminary report would be published in a week with the first factual finding of the ongoing investigation into the flight that departed from Amsterdam and crashed in Ukraine. The Netherlands was given custody of the flight data recorder, or black box recordings, from the crash.
- As of Aug. 25, the Dutch government has refused to release the recordings.
- The Australian government on Monday unveiled further sanctions against Russian oil and gas, financial and defense sectors, bringing Canberra in line with the European Union.
- Under the new sanctions there will be no new arms exports and no new exports for the oil and gas industry, Prime Minister Tony Abbott told the Australian parliament.
- In addition, Russian state-run banks are not allowed new access to Australian capital markets and there will be no new trade and investment in Crimea.
- The fresh sanctions will affect a further 63 Russian and Ukrainian individuals and 21 organizations and businesses, bringing the total to 113 individuals and 32 entities that have now been targeted directly by Australian measures.
- Europeans could be barred from buying new Russian government bonds “under a package of extra sanctions , Europe’s 7-day ultimatum for the Kremlin to “de-escalate” counts down,
- Ukrainian authorities do not want to hold substantial political dialogue with the country’s southeastern regions, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday.
- “The goal of the [eastern] militia is to drive the [Ukrainian] military forces and artillery away so as to not allow them to strike living quarters,” Putin said
- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s entire peace plan revolves around a request for the east Ukrainian militia to lay down their weapons and be destroyed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.
- “It’s necessary to sit down and talk and not sit on completely unrealistic demands that the militia lay down their arms and allow themselves to be destroyed. Petro Poroshenko’s entire peace plan means just that,” Lavrov said
- Ukraine cannot join NATO or become part of the European Union as long as an armed conflict continues in the southeast of the country, Czech Prime Minister said
- Kiev’s military operation against independence supporters in eastern Ukraine is not an obstacle to the country’s membership in NATO, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister said
- The Russian Red Cross organization has formed a commission to establish instnaces of war crimes in Ukraine for investigation,
- All Russian paratroopers who were earlier in the week detained in eastern Ukraine have been handed over to the Russian military.
- Russia has always been quick in handing back Ukrainian soldiers who’ve crossed into its territory, while giving sanctuary to those servicemen who wanted to stay.
- *RUSSIA SHIFTED TO ‘FULL-SCALE’ INVASION OF DONBAS, GELETEY SAYS
- *UKRAINE HALTS ATTEMPTS TO DISLODGE REBELS: DEFENSE MINISTER
- *UKRAINE SHIFTS FOCUS TO HALTING RUSSIAN INVASION, GELETEY SAYS
- Earlier in the morning, US Senator Bob Menendez said he has “no doubt Russia has invaded Ukraine,”
- *UKRAINE NEEDS ASSISTANCE FROM EU, U.S., MENENDEZ SAYS
- *UKRAINE-NATO ASSOCIATION IS A LONG-TERM PROSPECT, MENENDEZ SAYS
- *UKRAINE-NATO PARTNERSHIP PACT WOULD BE A GOOD STEP: MENENDEZ
- *UKRAINE NEEDS WEAPONS TO DEFEND ITSELF, MENENDEZ SAYS
- *NATO’S REACTION FORCE TO BE DEPLOYABLE IN 48 HOURS: OFFICIAL
- *REACTION FORCE TO BE AGREED BY NATO LEADERS AT SEPT. 4-5 SUMMIT
- if Russia invaded on Thursday morning, this is what the situation on the ground would look like by Saturday afternoon.
- 1. Ukrainian artillery fell silent almost immediately. They are no longer shelling residential districts of Donetsk and Lugansk. This is because their locations had been pinpointed prior to the operation, and by Thursday afternoon they were completely wiped out using air attacks, artillery and ground-based rocket fire,
- 2. The look of military activity on the ground in Donetsk and Lugansk has changed dramatically. Whereas before it involved small groups of resistance fighters, the Russians operate in battalions of 400 men and dozens of armored vehicles, followed by convoys of support vehicles (tanker trucks, communications, field kitchens, field hospitals and so on). The flow of vehicles in and out is non-stop, plainly visible on air reconnaissance and satellite photos.
- 3. The Ukrainian military has promptly vanished. Soldiers and officers alike have taken off their uniforms, abandoned their weapons, and are doing their best to blend in with the locals.
- 4. There are Russian checkpoints everywhere. Local civilians are allowed through, but anyone associated with a government, foreign or domestic, is detained for questioning.
- 5. Most of Ukraine’s border crossings are by now under Russian control. Some have been reinforced with air defense and artillery systems and tank battalions, to dissuade NATO forces from attempting to stage an invasion. Civilians and humanitarian goods are allowed through.
- 6. Russia has imposed a no-fly zone over all of Ukraine. All civilian flights have been cancelled. There is quite a crowd of US State Department staffers, CIA and Mossad agents, and Western NGO people stuck at Borispol airport in Kiev. Some are nervously calling everyone they know on their satellite phones. Western politicians are demanding that they be evacuated immediately,
- 7. The usual Ukrainian talking heads, such as president Poroshenko, PM Yatsenyuk and others, are no longer available to be interviewed by Western media. Nobody quite knows where they are. There are rumors that they have already fled the country.
- 8. Some of the over 800,000 Ukrainian refugees are starting to stream back in from Russia. They were living in tent cities, many of them in the nearby Rostov region, but with the winter coming they are eager to get back home, now that the shelling is over.
- 9. There is all sorts of intense diplomatic and military activity around the world, especially in Europe and the US. Military forces are on highest alert, diplomats are jetting around and holding conferences. President Obama just held a press conference to announce that “We don’t have a strategy on Ukraine yet.”
- 10. Kiev has surrendered. There are Russian tanks on the Maidan Square. Russian infantry is mopping up the remains of Ukraine’s National Guard. A curfew has been announced. The operation to take Kiev resembled “Shock and Awe” in Baghdad: a few loud bangs and then a whimper.
- militia group, has said that it has secured the US embassy compound in the Libyan capital Tripoli, more than a month after US staff evacuated the building.
- A “ghost ship” oil tanker carrying approximately $100 million of disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude oil has reappeared on satellite imagery near the US coast Monday, after disappearing for several days. The tanker seems not to have offloaded its oil.
- Berlin has approved 70 million euros in funds for arming Kurdish forces in Iraq who are struggling to contain Islamic State advances.
- By the end of September Germany will send them 30 portable “Milan” anti-tank missile complexes and 200 Panzerfaust 3 bazookas, 8,000 G3 and G36 assault rifles with ammunition, as well as five heavily armored Dingo infantry vehicles. The equipment will also include hand grenades, mine-clearing, night-vision goggles, field kitchens and tents.
- “The delivery is planned so, that we will at first arm the larger troop of around 4000 soldiers in such a way, that the personal protection of soldiers will be achieved, for example helmet, body protection, glasses,” said Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, as Berlin pledged to send 50 million euros in humanitarian aid to the region.
- In what’s being billed as the largest ever coordinated cyberattack in Norway, hackers have targeted some 300 different firms within the country’s oil and energy industries. The attacks
- The NSM cited 50 companies that were known to have been attacked and another 250 that may have been targets and who received warning letters from the agency,according to the
- The goal is to plant a Trojan or a virus on the machine. The first program just sets up contact. Then the attacker can sit outside and download damaging code.
- Statoil has been pursuing a partnership with the Russian state oil company Rosneft. Just last week, Statoil officials announced that the Norwegian firm will stand by this arrangement, which includes a joint exploration mission in Norway’s Barents Sea, even as tensions between Russia and the West continue to escalate
- The latest poll conducted by the organization YouGov finds that, within just one year, public opinion has changed dramatically from steep opposition to use of military force against Syria to wide support for military strikes against the Islamic State terrorists in that country.
- In September of 2013, 62 percent of Americans opposed the use of military force in Syria, while only 20 percent supported it. The current poll, however, finds the results reversed, with 63 percent of Americans now backing military strikes in Syria, in contrast to 16 percent who oppose them.
Source: breitbart.com X22 Report Poll 86% No 14% Yes
- ISIS leaders are now cracking down on social media, however, according to reports that leaders are calling for a ban on uploading beheading footage to the Internet.
- State leaders are calling for jihadi commanders to order their underlings to stop uploading beheading videos online “without explicit permission.“
- US jihadist fighters returning from conflict zones pose a “very serious threat” to US national security alongside British and Canadian nationals that also fought oversees as they can freely enter the American soil, top politicians say.
- It is impossible to track every single person who might have visited a conflict zone such as Syria or Iraq, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers said, expressing concerns over American, British and Canadian jihadist fighters who potentially can pose a very serious threat to the US.
- “I’m very concerned because we don’t know every single person who has gone and trained and learned how to fight,”
- ‘It could happen tomorrow. It could happen next week’
- ISIS terrorists pose an “imminent” threat to the U.S. electric grid with the capacity to coordinate a devastating assault on our nation’s infrastructure, warned a leading homeland security and terrorism expert Dr. Peter Pry, a former CIA officer, is executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, both congressional advisory boards. He also served on the Congressional EMP , Pry recalled a leaked U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission report divulged this past March that coordinated terrorist attacks on just nine of the nation’s 55,000 electrical power substations could provoke coast-to-coast blackouts for up to 18 months.
- Such an attack would mirror the devastating impact of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack without the need for any nuclear device or delivery system.
- “That means that ISIS doesn’t have to actually come to the United States on those U.S. passports.
- Pry also warned of rogue nations such as Iran and North Korea passing ISIS a nuclear device and delivery system, such as a SCUD missile, to launch an actual EMP attack.