Japan raised the tax on the people and now consumer confidence is falling. Gallup poll shows the people believe Obama has not helped the economy. Congressman Issa is not investigating Harry Reid, it seems this was misinformation or someone got to him. Reid has called all those who were are the Bundy ranch domestic terrorists. The Ukraine de-escalation deal is a complete distraction and the war agenda is pushed forward by the CIA. More Ukraine military men have defected to the Russian side. The US will not allow Russia fly over the US according to the open sky treaty. Congress urged to renew the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.
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Current News – 04.18.2014
- “Japan’s consumer confidence fell in March to the lowest level since August 2011, a reading that may tumble further this month after a sales-tax increase on April 1 sapped the public’s spending power.
- Confidence dropped in all five components in the survey, with willingness to buy durable goods dropping the most, down by 2 to 30.8.”
- More than half of Americans said they had virtually no confidence in President Barack Obama’s ability to improve the nation’s sagging economy — the highest rate during his years in the White House, according to a new Gallup poll.
- Those survey respondents said they had little or no confidence in Obama making effective economic decisions, the survey found. That was up 15 percentage points over last year.
- The Congressman’s office has now responded by telling us:
- “We haven’t announced anything on the BLM at this time.”
- U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Thursday called supporters of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists” because they defended him against a Bureau of Land Management cattle roundup with guns and put their children in harm’s way.
- “Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” Reid said during an appearance at a Las Vegas Review-Journal “Hashtags & Headlines” event at the Paris. “… I repeat: what went on up there was domestic terrorism.”
- Rancher Cliven Bundy says people supporting him against attempts by the Bureau of Land Management to take over land he is using to graze cattle are not “domestic terrorists” as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called them.
- “We’re definitely citizens riled up. I don’t know whether you could call us terrorists,” he said Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity.” “They’re the most loving people here I’ve ever met in my life.”
- Yesterday, in the New York Times, there was an insidious article by one Kathleen Belew. Ms. Kathleen Belew
- Ms. Belew is obviously highly educated. So much so, that she now deems it her place to grace the rest of us with her opinions on the Vietnam war, Vietnam war veterans, veterans in general, and best of all, how those of us who have gone to war and come home with brain injuries, have the potential to become racist terrorists.
- The author implies that soldiers and veterans are the REAL threat that Americans’ must be wary of. Her warning is clear, “Would he have received greater scrutiny had he been a Muslim, a foreigner, not white, not a veteran? The answer is clear and alarming.”
The central bankers/US Government considers everyone a potential terrorist. DHS was created to watch and control the American people. You are the domestic terrorist.
- In a speech delivered at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government on Tuesday evening, White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser Lisa Monaco said it could help prevent terrorism if parents watched for “sudden personality changes in their children at home.”
- “President Obama has been laser-focused on making sure we use all the elements of our national power to protect Americans, including developing the first government-wide strategy to prevent violent extremism in the United States,” said Monaco, in a transcription posted by the White House.
- “Local communities are the most powerful asset we have in the struggle against violence and violent extremism,” she said.
- parents might see sudden personality changes in their children at home—becoming confrontational. Religious leaders might notice unexpected clashes over ideological differences. Teachers might hear a student expressing an interest in traveling to a conflict zone overseas. Or friends might notice a new interest in watching or sharing violent material.
- Japan says it will deploy 100 soldiers and radar equipment to its westernmost outpost located on a tropical island off Taiwan, amid escalating unrest in the East China Sea.
- The new outpost will be just 150 kilometers (93 miles) from the disputed chain of islands claimed by China but controlled by Japan in the East China Sea.
- Russia’s envoy to the European Union said the authorities in Kiev had incorrectly interpreted an international deal to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, where rebellions have broken out in south-eastern regions.
The Ukraine opposition have not backed down in the anti-terrorism operations, have created an elite force to help control the people and the people are standing their ground. De-escalation?
- One day after a deal was signed in Geneva to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine, Pro-Russian protesters say they will not leave state buildings until the government resigns.
- Protesters in the provincial capital, Donetsk, said on Friday that they do not recognize Ukraine’s interim government and will not leave the state buildings until the Kiev administration steps down.
- The primary reason CIA boss John Brennan went to Kyiv on Sunday was not to talk about intelligence sharing as the establishment media has reported. This was the paper thin cover story floated by Rep. Mike Rogers, the out-going chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. It is propaganda.
- Brennan went to Ukraine to work on logistics for the next phase of the crisis – a proxy war against Russia similar to the successful one in Afghanistan that defeated the Soviet Union.
- “The claim that Director Brennan encouraged Ukrainian authorities to conduct tactical operations inside Ukraine is completely false. Like other senior U.S. officials, Director Brennan strongly believes that a diplomatic solution is the only way to resolve the crisis between Russia and Ukraine,” said aCIA spokesperson in a statement.
- The Pentagon has officially announced it will provide the regime with “non-lethal aid.” The Obama administration is playing the same game in Syria while behind the scenes encouraging Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar to send in boatloads of cash, arms, and, most importantly, fanatical al-Qaeda and al-Nusra mercenaries willing to slaughter unarmed civilians and even Christian priests.
- “The pull of getting involved in proxy wars is intoxicatingly strong for an obvious reason: proxies do all the work,” writes John Glaser. “Just provide surrogates cash and guns and voilà! The devil, as always, is in the details. Proxy wars are usually waged secretly and thus represent U.S. foreign policy that the American people (and indeed most of the U.S. government itself) has no say in. They usually involve supporting unscrupulous groups of people that often end up committing serious crimes (although, it’s by proxy so U.S. officials typically wiggle out of any responsibility).”
- Ukraine’s state border service has announced tightening control over the state border and has pledged to “ensure the rule of law on the border by all means available”. The border service warns it is ready “to use firearms” if necessary, the agency’s press service said on Friday.
- Fifty Ukrainian soldiers sent to the eastern town of Kramatorsk for military operations against pro-federalization protesters have defected to the side of the demonstrators, local self-defense activists told RIA Novosti Wednesday.
Ukraine’s city Slavyansk of Donetsk region will take part in the referendum on the future of the region, that is planned to be held “no later than May 11,” states the Russian news agency RIA Novosti with reference to the national militia leader Vyacheslav Ponomarev.
- In a high-profile interview today, President Obama downplayed the military risks of plans to deploy US ground troops to Eastern Europe, saying Russia wouldn’t dare confront the US militarily and knows the US troops are “significantly superior.”
- Washington’s national security leaders reportedly want to bar a new, high-tech Russian plane from conducting treaty-verification flights over U.S. nuclear arms.
- Under the Open Skies Treaty, which the United States and Russia have both ratified, 34 signatory nations agree to allow overflights of their territory by other member states. Planes outfitted with special sensors and cameras gather information on a range of military resources, including troop movements, combat vehicles and nuclear-arms locations.
- An unidentified U.S. official said the concerns about the Russian aircraft are not tied to the recent uptick in tensions with Moscow over its actions in Ukraine.
- The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) is set to expire at the end of 2014 and members of Congress are urging its reinstatement before it is too late. The bill was enacted in 2002 in response to 9/11, and requires private insurers to offer terrorism coverage to individuals, with government assistance should the total payout from an event exceeds $100 million.
- The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) is set to expire at the end of 2014 and members of Congress are urging its reinstatement before it is too late.
- It is expected that lawmakers will consider renewal after the April break, and propose a reformed bill within the first few weeks of May.