England and Wales are now reporting stagnate housing prices. 1 in 4 Americans are not working in America. Moody warns that public pensions funds face a 2 trillion shortfall. Western countries consider truthers domestic terrorist. Illegals will now serve in the military and the Pentagon will increase enrollment as time goes on. FBI very angry that they cannot easily break into your phone. 13,000 troops headed to Speicher base in Iraq in a few days. US/central bankers ready to train 15,000 paid mercenaries to fight Assad. ISIS threatens to strike terror in NYC. Be prepared for a false flag event.
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Current News – 09.26.2014
- Asking prices for houses in England and Wales flatlined in September for the first time in 19 months, according to a survey on Friday that showed a small fall in prices in London.
- The survey is the latest sign that Britain’s housing market has cooled
- Senate Budget Committee shows a startling fact: Almost 1 in 4 Americans between the ages of 25-54 (or prime working years) are not working.
- “There are 124.5 million Americans in their prime working years (ages 25–54). Nearly one-quarter of this group—28.9 million people, or 23.2 percent of the total—is not currently employed.
- “Despite the robust investment returns since 2004, annual growth in unfunded pension liabilities has outstripped these returns,” Moody’s warns in its latest report on the state of public pension systems. The top 25 funds account for 40% of the entire US public pension system with Illinois, Kentucky, Connecticut, and Louisiana at the top of the ‘most underfunded’ list.
- David Cameron told the U.N. that “non-violent extremism” is just as dangerous as terrorism and must be eradicated using all means at the government’s disposal. He references 9/11 and 7/7 Truthers as examples of the type of extremism that must be dealt in a similar fashion to ISIS.
- The U.S. Forest Service has proposed a set of rulesthat would strictly limit filming and photography in federal wilderness areas by media companies, commercial outfitters, nonprofit groups and even, potentially, members of the general public.
- The proposed rules would require newspaper photographers, television producers or filmmakers to obtain a special use permit before entering a wilderness area —
- The special use permit could be denied, raising First Amendment concerns. The permit would also cost upwards of $1,500 and bring a $1,000 fine to anyone caught breaking the rule.
- Far more troubling to some is the prospect of journalists being denied access to a wilderness area because a government agency didn’t approve of a story idea.
- “But the government can’t determine what’s news and not news – it’s a pretty clear violation of the First Amendment.”
- The Pentagon is to start recruiting undocumented immigrants who came into the US as minors and possess valuable skills like speaking Persian and Chinese. The program offering the opportunity is capped at 1,500 recruits per year.
- The new policy revealed by the DoD on Thursday expands the existing pilot program called Military Accessions Vital to National Interest, or MAVNI.
- The expansion of the program to illegal residents adds between 1.2 million and 2.1 million children, teenagers and young adults to the potential talent pool. The recruits would be offered an expedited path to US citizenship as an extra incentive to serve.
- The Pentagon’s move is part of a wider effort by the Obama administration to ease pressure on immigrants and integrate them into American society.
- The companies responsible for powering nearly 95 percent of the smart phones in the United States say they’re embracing encryption for the sake of their customers’ privacy, and that’s concerning to the head of the FBI.
- FBI Director James Comey attacked recent reports regarding both Apple and Google’s efforts to provide customers of their respective operating systems with the ability to secure data with encryption unlike anything previously available for mainstream mobile devices: Apple claims that even its own Palo Alto, California engineers can’t crack into locked phones running the iOS 8 platform released this month, and Google says its new Android devices will offer data encryption by default.
- Comey outright complained about the companies’ announcements and insisted that their efforts will severely hinder law enforcement operations.
- Upon release of the company’s latest operating system last week, Apple said in a statement that “personal data such as photos, messages (including attachments), email, contacts, call history, iTunes content, notes and reminders is placed under the protection of your passcode,” adding, “Apple cannot bypass your passcode and therefore cannot access this data.”
- “So it’s not technically feasible for us to respond to government warrants for the extraction of this data from devices in their possession running iOS 8,” Apple said.
- American Civil Liberties Union’s chief technologist, Christopher Soghoian, wrote on Twitter on Thursday that “it wasn’t so long ago that top FBI officials were advising people to encrypt data to protect it from hackers,”
- Sierra Leone began a quarantine of more than 1 million people Thursday in the largest open-ended lockdown in theEbola outbreak, as world leaders met to discuss the crisis at the United Nations.
- The northern districts of Port Loko and Bombali have been closed off indefinitely along with the southern district of Moyamba .
- Russia will send its doctors to Sierra Leone, Russian Foreign Minister Sregy Lavrov said.
- With the spread of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa showing no signs of relenting, the World Bank is committing up to $400 million (over Shs 1 trillion) to help the worst-affected countries in West Africa address the emergency.
- The United States, frustrated with slow progress in South Sudan’s peace process, is ready to expand sanctions against political and military figures
- Nigerian military has warned it will kill anyone who dares use the name “Abubakar Shekau” to rekindle support for the group.
- Ukraine will pay Gazprom $2 billion for gas it has received from Russia by the end of October and an additional $1.1 billion by year’s end, EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger announced.
- The amount that Ukraine is expected to pay Russia is short of the $5.3 billion that Kiev currently owes Gazprom.
- Gazprom will resume gas deliveries and send at least 5 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas to Ukraine at a price of $385 per 1,000 cubic meters after it receives the first tranche of $2 billion, t
- Ukraine will also have the option to buy up to another 5 bcm by the end of March 2015, dependent on weather conditions, Oettinger added.
- Kiev pledges to finish the first stage of engineer construction work within the Wall project on the border with Russia by September 30
- Kiev has suspended operations of 16 out of 65 border checkpoints on the border with Russia,
- “To ensure public security, the government will be suspending a flow of individuals crossing the state border between Ukraine and Russia through 16 out of 65 border checkpoints,” it said.
- The Ukrainian government has already disbursed 100 million hryvnias ($7.7 million) for the implementation of the Wall project.
- Obama cited the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Russia’s “aggression” in eastern Ukraine and the threats of the Islamic State group in the Middle East as the greatest threats to the international order
- The Kremlin is puzzled with US President Barack Obama’s speech at the UN General Assembly earlier this week ranking Russia second among the top international threats, , Obama presented the worldview of a country that “has spelt out its right to use force arbitrarily regardless of the UN Security Council’s resolutions or other international legal acts in its national defense doctrine.”
- “That’s why the speech of a peacemaker – the way it was conceived – failed to deliver if one compares it to real facts,” he said.
- For the first time in four decades, a Chinese naval flotilla has visited the Islamic Republic of Iran,
- In subsequent talks, the two navies’ leaders agreed to hold a joint exercise in the Persian Gulf, a vital waterway for global oil supplies.
- The U.S. Fifth Fleet is based nearby in Bahrain.
- The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) flotilla includes the Chinese naval vessel Changchun, which is a Type 052C guided missile destroyer, and Changzhou, which is a guided missile frigate.
- Slovenia supports anti-terrorism, but it will not take part in military action against the Islamic State, Prime Minister said
- “We will have to voice some sort of protest, it is not appropriate to consent to our country being placed anywhere without our knowledge and consensus.”
- MPs have voted to back Britain joining US-led air strikes on Islamic StateAttacks could begin within days, as ministers admit the UK intervention could last two or three years.
- The motion did not propose any involvement in air strikes in Syria, where a US-Arab coalition began bombing IS militants on Tuesday.
- Iraq’s Battalions complained that US warplanes have intentionally bombarded the positions of the Iraqi army and the volunteer forces in the Northern Babil province for the second time in the last month on the pretext of targeting ISIL strongholds.
- “The intentional bombing of armed forces and popular forces shows wicked intentions of the US and the international cover-up of this attempt on the pretext of fighting ISIL,”
- “Had the United States been honest in its claims, it would have targeted the ISIL positions in Jorf Al-Sakhar, Faloujah, and other regions identified by us instead of striking the Army and popular forces
- Baghdad is most likely to become the next target of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (IS or ISIS), experts stress, as the jihadi insurgents have already seized an Iraqi military base on the doorstep of the capital.
- On Thursday the Vice President of the Saladin Provincial Council, Jassim Mohammed Hassan al-Attiyah, revealed that there are dozens of American military advisers at Speicher Base and that 13,000 additional American soldiers and their military vehicles will arrive during the next few days to the base in the city of Tikrit, located 140 kilometers (87 miles) northwest of the capital, Baghdad.“the American military command chose to station personnel in Speicher Base because it is the largest military bases in Iraq,” noting that “there are dozens of American military advisers at the base that coordinate and supervise military battles.”
- the Pentagon has denied any civilian casualties as a result of airstrikes in Syria, saying that reports remain unconfirmed and videos posted on social media showing civilians underneath rubble are fake.
- fight against Islamic State militancy will not succeed as long as Syrian President Bashar Assad remains in power.US and Arab forces have bombed Islamic State targets in northern and eastern Syria this week, We have to counter terrorism, yes. But I believe that the main cause of all this is the regime in Syria, and this regime should be punished,”
- Friday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said the US-led campaign against the group also known as ISIS, or ISIL is still in its infancy, but continues to garner support from the international community. In order to succeed, however, an infantry of up to 15,000 fighters may need to be trained to take on the extremists.
- “Yes, there has to be a ground component to the campaign against ISIL in Syria,” the Joint Chiefs chairman said later during the briefing, adding that earlier figures pertaining to a group of 5,000 prospective US-trained forces may be but a fraction of what is truly required. Instead, he said, upwards of 15,000 combatants may need to be trained in order to take on the ever growing Islamic State.
- Sec. Hagel said that “there has been no coordination, nor will there be, with the Assad regime,” suggesting the Pentagon will continue to launch strikes in Syria without the permission of that country’s president. “Nothing has changed about our position that has shifted our approach to Assad and his regime because President Assad has lost all legitimacy to govern,” he said.
- Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front, is facing mounting pressure from its own members to reconcile with its rival Islamic State and confront a common enemy after U.S.-led air strikes hit both groups this week.
- the mainstream media and the U.S. government are attempting to portray the strikes against the Syrian oil refineries as a strike against ISIS, the fact of the matter is that they are a strike against the secular government of Bashar al-Assad.Strikes Against Refineries Hurt Syria More Than ISIS a large portion of these areas, the SAA (Syrian Arab Army) was poised to retake control.This is particularly the case in Dayr el Zor, where the SAA had recently launched a major offensive against the death squads causing ISIS fighters trapped by arial bombardment and escape routes cut off by the SAA . In other words, the death squads were trapped in Dayr el Zor, the city was weeks away from being liberated, and the surrounding areas were set to be reconquered by the SAA. This, of course, would have led directly to the retaking of the oil refineries by the Syrian government.
Similar situations are found in the other locations mentioned as targets of U.S. airstrikes such as al-Hasakah where the SAA had made significant gains alongside Kurdish forces.Thus, as SAA forces moved in to retake control of the oil refineries managed by terrorists funded by Western powers, the United States initiated airstrikes just in the nick of time to deprive SAA forces of the opportunity to seize some of the oil refinery infrastructure it desperately needs.
It is also important to note that virtually none of the infrastructure being destroyed by the United States airstrikes was built by ISIS. It was built by the Syrian government. The reality of the bombing campaign is that the United States and its allies are destroying important regions of Syria and leaving nothing of real value for the Syrian military to retake
- U.S.-led forces hit ISIS bases in eastern Syria on Friday and a monitoring group said the Syrian army had intensified its bombing campaign in the west.
- Syrian army targeted areas held by a variety of insurgent groups, including Western-backed rebels.
- A fire at an air traffic control center outside Chicago on Friday led to the cancellation of all flights at the city’s O’Hare International Airport, one of the world’s busiest, and domestic hub Midway, snarling air traffic across the nation.
- Oklahoma man attacked two former coworkers Thursday afternoon with a knife and beheaded one of the women, police said.
- Police said the FBI was investigating claims by some former coworkers that Nolen had recently converted to Islam and had tried to convert some colleagues,
- While the Obama administration has described the Khorasan group, an al-Qaida offshoot bombed along with Islamic State (ISIS) targets in Syria as an “imminent” threat, the FBI and Pentagon now say they don’t know how close the militants were to attacking the United States.”I don’t know that we, you know, can pin that down to a day or month or week or six months,“
- An Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist has said that the extremist Islamic group has planned an imminent attack on New York City and that his jihadist “brothers” are in the process of finalizing a plan.
- U.S. authorities believe ISIS jihadists will try to stage an attack in America in reprisal for US-led air strikes in Syria, the head of the FBI said Thursday.
- “There’s no doubt,” said director James Comey told reporters. “They want to do things in retaliation for America’s actions or its allies.”
- He added: “I’m sure they’ll desire to find a way to strike here.”