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  • WNW 167: Obama Immigration Amnesty, Jerusalem Violence, Ferguson Mo Decision
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (11/21/14) President Obama, who many are now calling emperor, has made millions of illegal aliens legal with the stroke of his pen. Some in Congress say the time is up and something had to be done, but that is not how our government works. Obama says he is within his power, […]Related Posts:WNW 166-Obama Care Fraud, Middle Ea […]
  • Global Economy on Unquestionable Decline Leading to War-Gerald Celente
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Top trends researcher Gerald Celente is forecasting a slowing global economy in 2015, and oil is a leading indicator. Celente explains, “It’s all in oil.  We’ve been talking about oil prices since they peaked in June of this year.  Now, you are seeing a 30% decline in Brent crude and West […]Related Posts:2014-Middle East Tot […]
  • Confusing a Bubble for a Genuine Recovery-Peter Schiff
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Money manager Peter Schiff says don’t be fooled by the strong dollar or the so-called recovery. Schiff explains, “The biggest disconnect right now is between the real state of the U.S. economy and the fantasy land a lot of investors believe exists.   Everybody is of the opinion that the Federal Reserve’s […]Related Posts:Fina […]
  • WNW 166-Obama Care Fraud, Middle East Mess, Russia Patrols US Gulf
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  It’s official. Obama Care is a series of enormous lies that were crafted by Democratic leaders.  They all knew Obama Care was a lie, and they voted for the lies.  Now, there are new revelations from one of its chief architects, MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, who was caught on video […]Related Posts:WNW 167: Obama I […]
  • Outlook for Dollar Not Good-James Turk
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  Gold expert James Turk says the U.S. dollar is not going to stay strong. Turk contends, “Canada, one of the closest allies of America, just announced a Chinese trade arrangement to deal in Chinese yuan with Canadian dollars.  That bypasses the U.S. dollar.  So, the outlook for the U.S. dollar is […]Related Posts:Gold Backwar […]
  • Financial Repression as Far as the Eye Can See-Axel Merk
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Money manager Axel Merk says everyone should pay attention to recent comments made by former Fed Chief Alan Greenspan. Merk points out, “Greenspan said the balance sheet of the Fed is a pile of tinder that waits to be lit, and inflation will have to rise. A few days later when […]Related Posts:Brace for Volatility-Look for Pr […]
  • WNW 165-Republican Landslide, Russia War Talk, Silver Sells Out
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  11/7/14 The Republicans now control both the Senate and the House. The mainstream media said it would be close, and it turned into a blowout.  Now, all the blocking that outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was doing for President Obama is going to be unblocked, and expect many pieces of […]Related Posts:WNW 161: Ebola […]
  • Unprecedented Money Printing Injected into Economy-Fabian Calvo
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  Real estate expert Fabian Calvo says forget about the Fed’s recent announcement that it was ending its QE, or money printing program. Calvo contends, “Anyone who thinks the Fed is not somehow fueling the money printing through currency swaps taking place in Japan or in Europe right now is just fooling […]Related Posts:Danger […]
  • Damage Control Going to Wear Off in 2015-Warren Pollock
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  Multifaceted analyst Warren Pollock says the “damage control is going to wear off in 2015.” Pollock explains, “If you look at the role of the President of the United States, his primary role is to be the public relations officer for the status quo.  At the turn of the Bush Administration, […]Related Posts:Global Economy on U […]
  • WNW 164-Ebola Circus Continues, Fed Ends QE, Obama Care Cost Update
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  The Ebola circus continues, and the Obama Administration officials look like clowns.  Let’s just take a look at a few of the headlines.  “Health System Not Prepared for Ebola” is a headline from the AP, and that is in stark contrast to what we have been told.  “Small clusters could overwhelm […]Related Posts:WNW 161: Ebola U […]
  • Gold Market On The Cusp Of A Spectacular & Historic Turn
    One day after the Dutch announced to the world that they have repatriated 122 tons of gold, today one of the top economists in the world sent King World News what he says is his most important piece ever regarding the gold market. Below is the fantastic piece from Michael Pento. […]
  • Entities Owning Paper Gold Are Now Getting Very Nervous
    On the heels of the announcement by the Dutch that they have repatriated 122 tons of physical gold from the U.S. Fed, today it appears that entities owning paper gold are now getting very nervous. So it seems that the Dutch aren’t the only ones who are concerned about the paper gold Ponzi schemes being run by the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England, and […]
  • Man Who Telegraphed Dutch Repatriation Says U.S. Gold Gone
    The man who astonishingly telegraphed the Dutch gold repatriation nearly 30 days ago said today that the U.S. gold hoard, which countries believe is safely stored at the New York Fed, is gone. A portion of his remarkably accurate dispatch on October 23rd is below as well as a link to the entire piece. There is also a written piece from him below about today’ […]
  • A Critical Area To Watch In The Gold & Silver Wars
    Today King World News is featuring a piece by a man whose recently released masterpiece has been praised around the world, and also recognized as some of the most unique work in the gold market. Below is the latest exclusive KWN piece by Ronald-Peter Stoferle of Incrementum AG out of Liechtenstein. […]
  • China & Russia To Accuse U.S. Of Not Having The Gold
    Today King World News interviewed a man who has been uncovering critical information for 25 years who said that in the not-too-distant future China and Russia are going to publicly announce to the world that they don’t believe the United States has the 8,100 tons of gold it claims to possess. He also spoke about German gold repatriation, the Swiss Gold Initi […]
  • No. 676: October CPI, Real Retail Sales and Earnings, Existing-Home Sales
    (SGS Subscription required) • October Annual Inflation: 1.7% (CPI-U), 1.5% (CPI-W), 9.4% (ShadowStats) • Inflation Held at 1.7% for Third Month, Despite Tumbling Oil Prices That Reduced CPI-U by 0.5% • Annual Real Retail Sales Growth Fell Back to Recession Level, Amidst Suggestions of Much-Slower Fourth-Quarter Activity • Third-Quarter GDP Headline Growth of […]
  • No. 675: October Housing Starts, PPI
    (SGS Subscription required) • October Housing Starts Indicated Fourth-Quarter Contraction • PPI Headline Inflation of 0.2% Reflected Peculiarities of New Reporting Approach • October PPI Will Dampen Real Growth in New Orders for Durable Goods and Construction Spending […]
  • Commentaries News
    The Next Regular Commentary: is scheduled for Tuesday, November 25th, covering the second estimate, first revision to third-quarter 2014 GDP, followed by one on November 26th, covering October new orders for durable goods and new-home sales.  For further detail on pending economic releases, see the schedule. (LAST UPDATED November 20th)
  • Tentative Schedule for Commentaries
      Commentary Date Releases Period Release Date   Tuesday, November 25, 2014 GDP 3q2014 2nd Estimate 11/25/2014   Wednesday, November 26, 2014 New Orders for Durable Goods […]
  • No. 674: October Industrial Production
    (SGS Subscription required) • Unexpected Production Decline Was on Top of Downside Revisions • Annual Growth Dropped to Six-Month Low • Implied Fourth-Quarter Production Pace Slowed Sharply • Continued Contractions in, and Downside Revisions to, Auto Production Should Hammer Inventory and Third- and Fourth-Quarter-GDP Estimates […]
  • No. 673: October Retail Sales, Consumer Liquidity, Updated Hyperinflation and DollarRisks
    (SGS Subscription required) • October Retail Sales Were Near Consensus, with Minimal Revisions and A Sharply-Slowing Pace of Fourth-Quarter 2014 Growth • Negative Surprises on the Economy and in the Political Arena Are Among Imminent Top Threats to U.S. Dollar […]
  • No. 672: October Labor Data, Money Supply M3, Federal Deficit, Election 2014
    (SGS Subscription required) • October's Labor Numbers Skewed by Seasonal-Factors Distorted by Last Year's Government Shutdown • Resulting Understated October 2014 Unemployment Rates:  5.8% (U.3), 11.5% (U.6), 23.0% (ShadowStats) • Election Polling Again Indicated No Economic Recovery, With Pocketbook Issues Dominating the Voting - New Proprietary A […]
  • No. 671: September Trade Deficit and Construction Spending
    (SGS Subscription required) • The Happy News Begins to Falter • Third-Quarter GDP Growth Faces Downside Revision, Given Deteriorating September Trade and Construction Reporting • Trade Deficit Widened Sharply • Quarterly Construction Spending Growth Turned Negative from Positive • Risk of Unexpectedly Weak October Payrolls • Craziness in the Financial Market […]
  • No. 670: Third-Quarter 2014 GDP, Money Velocity
    (SGS Subscription required) • Happy Election-Eve Numbers! • GDP up by 3.5% (+/- 3.5% Range of Reporting-Confidence), Boosted by Guessed-At Trade Numbers and Resurgent Defense Spending • Significant Downside Revisions Loom for Third-Quarter Growth • End of Declining Velocity of Money • Disappointing October Jobs Growth? […]
  • No. 669: September Durable Goods Orders, New-Home Sales
    (SGS Subscription required) • Broad Weakness in September Durable Goods Orders • New-Home Sales Remained Stagnant, Despite Nonsensical Reporting Volatility • Expanding Scope of Data-Falsification Issues at the Census Bureau? […]

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  • Evil with a Nice Face – The Janus Principle
    -World’s Biggest Liars- What is the Unfathomable Evil behind Establishment Liars and Mass-Media “Talking Heads”? Who controls the Establishment and what is their incredibly Evil Secret that empowers their Agenda? What drives the Establishment’s Duplicity & Deception which is beyond Normal Imagination or Comprehension? What Secret Evil empowers the Establ […]
  • Afghanistan: Empty Peace
    We have frequently heard President Ghani saying now and during his campaign that: “I will bring peace, I will make reconciliation and peace must come to the country, I am bringing home Hekmatyar andTaliban, and I am going to Mullah Umar (Leader of Taliban), they are from Afghanistan, they are coming, we want a peaceful Afghanistan, I will develop economic pr […]
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    We have two new SASS (Semi-Automatic Sniper System) platforms for immediate delivery in .308 Win. Below are sniper platforms in .300 AAC and .223 Win. We have one "almost free" deal for a "first come/first serve" reader. Even if you don't have a need for or even want to have one for a coffee table curiosity, enjoy the offering below […]
  • Gen. Daniel Bolger: “We need hearings on 9/11, wars”
    Can Gen. Daniel P. Bolger help America overcome its massive case of denial…and face the painful truth?
  • America Approaches Third World World Status!
    President Obama’s announcement of his Executive Order on immigration certainly exceeded his rightful Constitutional authority .
  • Obama’s Sham Immigration Reform
    Throughout his tenure, Obama waged war on immigrants. Mocking notions of welcoming tired, poor, wretched masses yearning to breathe free.
  • The Incorrigible Sam Harris and Zionist Group-Think
    "We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome."
  • Palestine: If America won’t do what is needed Europe should and here’s why
    For many years I have believed that unless America took the lead in doing whatever is necessary to cause Israel to end its defiance of international law and be serious about peace on the basis of justice for the Palestinians and security for all Europe would do nothing ....
  • Iran and the Israeli-Americano Imperium
    The issue of nuclear energy provides the pretext for addressing internationally a fuller array of crises putting Persian civilization once again at a crucial cross-roads in the making of global history.
  • Murderers attend Maidan killings ceremony…Oh the gall!
    - Jim W. Dean..."The nationalist thugs are still parading around doing all kinds of political thuggery, beating up selected office holders and prospective candidates."
  • Egypt and Russia: Expediencies and “Historical Realities” between Old Friends
    There has been much commentary on the recent arms sale agreement between Russia and Egypt, announced on 12th August. Analysts have spent pages taking about “strategic balance”, and how Egypt buying $3.5 billion of Russian arms will affect its relations with its neighbours and the West. The point everyone seems to have missed, however, is […]
  • “Dr. Death” to Be Sentenced on November 26
    Dr. Wouter Basson—dubbed by the media “Dr. Death”– will face sentencing by the Health Professions Council of South Africa on November 26-29, a sentencing that has now been delayed for nearly a year. In December of 2013, Basson was found guilty by the HPCSA for acting unprofessionally as a medical doctor during his tenure as […]
  • Islamic State –Myth or Reality?
    The so-called ‘Islamic State’ (ISIS), which has been so much spoken and written about by international experts and information agencies recently and in reality is just a movement of jihadists, now allegedly controls the major part of the north-east of Syria and the north-east of Iraq. A lot of false evidence of the ‘victories’ of […]
  • Obama Surpassed G.W. Bush in Incompetence
    American voters have punished Obama by handing over Congress to the Republicans, even though it seems that he failed to understand why this has happened. The neocons now have the upper hand in the Senate as well, among which one may find such war hawks like Lindsey Graham and Joni Kay Ernst. This must have something to do with Obama’s ill-planned foreign pol […]
  • America’s Nuclear Command Melt Down
    While the US is negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program and American lawmakers like Senator John McCain calling for preemptive strikes on America’s ally, Pakistan, America’s own nuclear weapons program is suffering from not only failures in command but inventory shortfalls as well. This week, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is expected to announce [… […]
  • Dalai Lama – Buddhist King-Monk Wants Pilgrimage to Tibet
    Tensyn Gyatso a.k.a the 14th Dalai Lama announced that he was negotiating with Chinese officials to discuss a pilgrimage to Tibet. The statement comes against the backdrop of increased US support of subversive elements in Hong Kong and China’s Xinjiang province. The Dalai Lama has been internationally criticized by Buddhists for supporting an armed insurgenc […]
  • Iran’s Political Infighting Intensifies
    Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s intention to run for a seat in the Majlis, the country’s unicameral legislature, isn’t sitting well with his opponents, led by current President Hassan Rouhani. For the past several months, Rouhani’s team has been availing itself of the levers of power to prevent Ahmadinejad from returning to public life. Rouhan […]
  • Hungary’s Viktor Orban: Washington’s New Enemy Image
    Hungary and its populist nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban have come into the cross-hairs of Washington’s political elites. His sin? Not buckling under to the often destructive diktats of the Brussels EU Commission; attempting to define a Hungarian national identity. But his cardinal sin is his deepening relationship with Russia and his defiance of Was […]
  • Ukrainian fascists in Poland
    “Come and select your fascist” – These are the words written on the leaflet from the previous presidential “election”, with a black eagle holding a swastika in its claws and Ukrainian flag in the background. In the end, however, we lived to ‘concrete’ representatives in Ukraine. One of them is the main character of the […]
  • Washington Brings Africa Under Military Control
    Against the background of actively discussed recent developments in the Middle East, Washington’s activity in Africa has been given less attention in foreign media. This could not happen without the active influence of the United States on the said process in order to reduce criticism of the White House’s implementation of its hegemonic political and […]
  • MP: 2000 British extremists in Syria, Iraq
    2000 British extremists have joined the rnaks of ISIL militants in Syria and Iraq so far, that’s according to a UK Muslim MP. The estimate by Birmingham Labour MP Khalid Mahmood questions the official British government reports which have put the number at around 500. Mahmood has also revealed that there are radical groups in the UK being paid to invite youn […]
  • ‘Burkina Faso to unveil new cabinet’
    Burkina Faso's interim leaders are expected to announce a new cabinet to form the West African country’s government, an army officer says.
  • Egypt forces kill 10 militants in Sinai
    Egyptian military forces have killed 10 militants during an operation in the violence-plagued Sinai Peninsula of the North African country.
  • ‘Saudi Wahhabis root cause of ISIL’
    Iraq’s vice president and former prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, says the “extremist and racist” ideology of Saudi Wahhabis is the root cause of ISIL Takfiri militants, Press TV reports.
  • 3K French evacuated over WWII bomb
    An unexploded British World War II-era bomb has prompted the evacuation of thousands of people in the French city of Rennes.
  • US ‘moving away’ from Israel, Saudis
    A nuclear agreement between Iran and the West will be a “very positive development” and "indicates a shift in US foreign policy”, an American journalist in Missouri says. The administration of US President Barack Obama is “moving away” from Israel, Western bankers and Arab monarchies in the Persian Gulf, said Dean Henderson, an author and columnist at V […]
  • Bomb kills 50 at Afghan sport event
    Afghan officials say at least 50 people have been killed and 70 others wounded when a powerful bomb explosion ripped through a group of spectators watching a volleyball match in Afghanistan’s southeastern province of Paktika.
  • US northeast braces for flooding
    Weather forecasters and emergency officials are warning that melting snow would lead to heavy flooding in parts of the US northeast. Hundreds of thousands of residents are told to brace for flooding after the weather began to warm.  New York State authorities warn that rivers of melting snow may collapse some buildings in hard-hit areas. A flood watch was in […]
  • Israel cabinet backs Jewish state in law
    In another sign of increasing efforts to Judaize the occupied Palestinian territories, the Israeli cabinet has voted in favor of a controversial motion aimed to anchor what it calls a "Jewish state" in law.
  • MH17 recovery ends in east Ukraine
    Dutch experts have concluded the recovery of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 from its crash site in the troubled eastern Ukraine.
  • Pity the Sub-Genius
    From the Slope of Hope: They say be careful what you wish for. And, as is often the case, "they" are right. As a kid, I wished the world favored the smart. I was a smart kid, and it seemed like the world - at least my world - was dominated by bullies and airheads. Might made right, just like in the times of old. My high IQ and love of learning were […]
  • Forget Orwell And Rand, We’ve Gone To Full On Plato
    Submitted by Thad Beversdorf via First Rebuttal blog, Lately, we hear a lot about Orwell’s “1984″ and Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” but perhaps the best crystal ball to our current state of affairs is Plato’s Republic.  You see both Rand and Orwell were describing a world outside of themselves.  A world they couldn’t understand or accept.  And while those works ar […]
  • Why Tony Robbins Is Asking The Wrong Questions
    Submitted by Mark St.Cyr, First off let me make this statement plain and simple before one reads any further. This is not a hit piece, nor an effort to take swipes at Tony Robbins or worse, some feeble attempt at click-baiting. I have been a true fan since he first hit the motivational stage decades ago. However, just as I am what many would call an Apple™ “ […]
  • Summing It All Up In 1 Surreal Chart
    Because, as financial media keeps propagandizing, it's all about the fundamentals...     Charts: Bloomberg […]
  • Hugh Hendry Live 3: "To Bet Against China Is To Best Against Central Bank Omnipotence"
    In the final part of Hugh Hendry's 3-part (part 1 and part 2 here) interview with MoneyWeek's Merryn Somerset Webb the sanguine Scot, perhaps surprisingly to some given his previous negativity - though fitting with his world view of fiat currency destruction - believes "to bet against China or Chinese equities, or the Chinese currency is to be […]
  • Student Debt By Major: What Not To Study To Avoid A Lifetime Of Debt Slavery
    As recently reported by the Project On Student Debt, 7 in 10 seniors who graduated from public and nonprofit colleges in 2013 had student loans, with an average debt load of $28,400 per borrower. This represents a two percent increase from the average debt of 2012 public and nonprofit graduates. It is also a new record high. Those curious about the geographi […]
  • This Is How Russia Does The (Dry) Ice Bucket Challenge
    As The West shows its fortitude (and apparent philanthropy) with mere 32-degree Fahrenheit ice-bucket-challenges, Russian chemistry professor Yury Zhdanov goes 290-degrees better... Nikolay Novosyolov, founder of a science popularization project, poured a bucket of liquid nitrogen, which temperature was minus 322 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 197 Celcuis), as pa […]
  • One Of The Most Striking Equity Market Anomalies Explained
    Submitted by Lauri Vaittinen, It is surprising how little attention academic literature has devoted to understand equity market returns around the turn of the month, despite the observations of Lakonishok and Smidt (1988) and McConnell and Xu (2008) among others that most of the returns accrue during a four-day period, from the last trading day to the third […]
  • Obama's Path To 'Amnesty' (In 1 Cartoon)
    Tee-daa.....     As Hans von Spakovsky concluded earlier in the week: In short, while Reagan and Bush worked closely with Congress to implement the comprehensive legislation that Congress had passed (in the case of Reagan) or would pass shortly thereafter (in the case of Bush), Obama is bypassing Congress entirely. He is unconstitutionally revising existing […]
  • With A Hard-Landing Imminent, China Reminds Residents It Is Illegal To Jump Off Tops Of Buildings
    In retrospect, when last Sunday we wrote that "China's Shadow Banking Grinds To A Halt As Bad Debt Surges Most In A Decade" in which we showed that not only had China's shadow banking credit creation stopped outright, but had - due to a decline in Banker Acceptances and Trust Loans - shifted in reverse for the past 4 months... ... it shou […]
  • UK’s Gordon Brown to step down as MP: reports
    Former prime minister Gordon Brown is to announce he is standing down as an MP at the May general election, reports said Sunday. The former Labour leader, 63, returned to the limelight to make an impassioned case for his native Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom. An ally told the Sunday... […]
  • Paul Krugman destroys arguments against Obama’s immigration plan
    Now, that Obama has taken his much-needed and way overdue executive action to shield millions of undocumented families from heart-rending deportation, the fact that it was simply the right thing to do is abundantly clear. It also gives columnist Paul Krugman an opportunity to wax lyrical about his... […]
  • The 80 greatest moments in the last 80 years: The people and events that shaped our world
    Agree or disagree, scratching your head at a few of the names or delighted to see some unsung heroes, it’s undeniably a list that is as diverse in opinion as it is unifying in themes. Eighty key moments that shaped the world have been chosen by a multicultural group of scientists, writers, artists,... […]
  • Marion Barry, scandal plagued former DC mayor, dead at 78
    Marion Barry, the scandal-plagued former mayor of Washington, D.C., who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early on Sunday aged 78, hospital officials said. Before his fall from grace, Barry had been one of the nation’s most promising black... […]
  • 7 hipster ‘superfoods’ that aren’t really that good for you
    Some of the hippest health foods make the murkiest claims about their benefits and ethical sourcing. This story first appeared at AlterNet. As anyone who has ever stepped inside a Whole Foods can attest, “sustainability” and “health” are carefully crafted to be marketable, palatable, and ultimately... […]
  • I went undercover to become ‘ex-gay’: Inside the slimy world of conversion therapy
    Posing as a confused gay man, I journeyed into the world of charlatans and religious conmen. This story first appeared at AlterNet. Conservative Christian ministries believe that homosexuality can be cured through therapy in which gay people can be converted to being straight. Muckracking religious... […]
  • Former Amazon employee set for hunger strike at Seattle headquarters over employee treatment
    A former Amazon employee embroiled in a legal battle with the online retailer is set to go on hunger strike in an attempt to force the company to change business practices which he calls “deceptive and fraudulent”. Kivin Varghese plans to start his vigil on Tuesday outside Amazon’s headquarters in... […]
  • How falling in love allowed Stephen Hawking to transcend ALS and let his genius flourish
    In 1985, the English physicist Stephen Hawking was so gravely ill from the devastating effects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis that doctors in Switzerland, where he contracted a chest infection and fell into a coma, offered to remove life support and let him die. Daily Telegraph Stephen and Jane... […]
  • Watercolor painting by Adolf Hitler sells for $161,000
    He’s better known for planning the Nazi takeover of Germany and much of Europe, triggering World War II, and leading the extermination of six million Jews and millions of others deemed inferior to the Aryan race. But before he became an infamous dictator, Adolf Hitler was an aspiring artist whose... […]
  • The nine basic elements you hear in all music: study
    TV On The Radio’s lead singer Tunde Adebimpe once told Rookie, “Songs are like spells, you know? You put a spell in someone’s mind… it’s a pretty effective thing.” What determines if the spell cast is of a metal variety, or jazz, or rock, or country? A new study published in The Journal of the... […]
  • Cleveland police shoot 12-year-old boy holding toy gun
    A police officer in Cleveland shot a 12-year-old boy who pulled a realistic-looking toy gun from his waistband Saturday. The boy, who was shot in the stomach, was in “serious condition” and undergoing surgery. The shooting took place outside Cudell Recreation Center around 3.30 p.m. after officers... […]
  • Three-year-old boy shot in mouth by four-year-old playmate in Washington state
    A 3-year-old boy in Washington state was shot in the mouth apparently by a 4-year-old playmate, law enforcement officials said. The boy had been playing with his neighbor late Friday at his family’s Lake Stevens home, 35 miles north of Seattle, when his “father heard a loud noise coming... […]
  • LA school district agrees to record $140 million settlement in Berndt sex abuse case
    Lawyers representing the Los Angeles Unified School District have agreed to set up a fund containing close to $140 million as a settlement in a civil case brought by dozens of students over the district’s handling of a case involving a Miramonte elementary teacher accused of sexually... […]
  • Documentary depicts how Louvre employees saved the Mona Lisa from the Nazis
    It is a French documentary that British television channels are going to fight over. And they’ll have to act quickly, as Illustrious Yet Unknown (Illustre et Inconnu) has already been sold to scores of countries around the world. Jean-Pierre Devillers and Pierre Pochart’s film – which mixes archive... […]
  • Defiant Bill Cosby greeted by standing ovations in Florida
    The veteran comedy star Bill Cosby struck a defiant pose and lapped up standing ovations at one of his live shows in America this weekend as he faced down growing allegations of rape and sexual assault made publicly by more than a dozen women. Raising a clenched fist, 77-year-old Cosby was cheered... […]
  • Big horn sheep escapes Los Angeles zoo, struck and killed by car on the street
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A bighorn sheep escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo at Griffith Park on Saturday and dashed around the hills in the park for hours before it ended up on a residential street where it was struck by a car and died, a zoo spokeswoman said. The sheep got free from its... […]
  • University of Virginia suspends all frats during sexual assault probe
    (Reuters) – The University of Virginia is suspending all fraternal organizations until January after a magazine article described in detail an alleged sexual assault that occurred on the campus, the school said on Saturday. All fraternal organizations and associated social activities will... […]
  • First grader left hungry by lunch lady over account balance: ”Guess what, you can’t have a lunch’
    Parents of a first grader attending school in Snohomish, Washington want answers after an elementary school cafeteria worker denied their son his school lunch program meal, telling him, “Guess what, you can’t have a lunch,” reports Fox 13. According to the 7-year-old, identified as... […]
  • Ferguson school district to shutter classrooms next week in anticipation of grand jury decision
    Parents with children attending school on the eastern edge of Ferguson, Missouri, began receiving automated phone calls Saturday informing them that classes have been canceled next week over concerns over public reaction to an anticipated release of a grand jury decision in the shooting death of... […]
  • Three-year-old boy shot in mouth by four-year-old playmate: Washington police
    SEATTLE (Reuters) – A 3-year-old boy in Washington state was shot in the mouth apparently by a 4-year-old playmate, law enforcement officials said. The boy had been playing with his neighbor late Friday at his family’s Lake Stevens home, 35 miles north of Seattle, when his “father... […]

This Day In History

1216 – King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge

1492 – Christopher Columbus’s expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas. The explorer believes he has reached South Asia

1582 – Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

1692 – The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from Massachusetts Governor William Phips.

1773 – America’s first insane asylum opens for ‘Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds’ in Virginia

1792 – First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York

1823 – Charles Macintosh, of Scotland, sells the first raincoat.

1871 – Criminal Tribes Act (CTA) enacted by British rule in India, which named over 160 local communities ‘Criminal Tribes’, i.e. hereditary criminals. Repealed in 1949, after Independence of India.

1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools, as part of a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s voyage.

1901 – President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the “Executive Mansion” to the White House.

1928 – An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children’s Hospital, Boston

1933 – The United States Army Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island, is acquired by the United States Department of Justice

1937 – Federal agents shoot and Kill Al Brady and members of the Brady Gang in a shootout at Bangor, Maine on Columbus Day in 1937. They surprised the gang at 8:30 a.m. on a busy street as they left a local store and a shootout between the gang and FBI Agents left a number of dead and wounded.

1945 – World War II: Desmond Doss is the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor.

1945 – The Nazi party is ordered to dissolve by The Allied Control Council and stated that any attempt at it’s revival in any guise would be considered a criminal offense.

1967 – Vietnam War: US Secretary of State Dean Rusk states during a news conference that proposals by the U.S. Congress for peace initiatives are futile because of North Vietnam’s opposition

1970 – Vietnam War: US President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas

1972 – 46 sailors are injured in a race riot involving more than 100 sailors on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk .

1978: Some figures this week released by the Social Security administration give some interesting figures for current and projected incomes and taxes .

Current Average Worker earns $10,500 per year

1990 Average Worker Projected to earn $22,700 per year ( Actual was $28,960 )

2000 Average Worker Projected to earn $40,000 per year ( Actual was $40,344 )

2010 Average Worker Projected to earn $70,000 per year

2025 Average Worker Projected to earn $162,000 per year

2050 Average Worker Projected to earn $656,000 per year

1979 – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the first of five books in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction series by Douglas Adams is published.

1984 – IRA Terrorists carry out a bomb attack on the British Government at the Conservative party conference at Grand Hotel Brighton. .

1998 – Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (b. 1976), died

2000 – The USS Cole a navy destroyer is attacked by two suicide terrorists believed to be part of ( Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda terrorist network ) using a motorized rubber dinghy loaded with explosives which blows a 40ft by 40ft hole in the port side of the USS Cole while it was harbored in the Yemeni port of Aden leaving seventeen sailors dead and 38 wounded .

2008 -Europe has followed the United States with a plan to stabalise the European Banking Industry by offering guarantee loans between banks until the end of 2009, and putting money into troubled banks by buying preference shares

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