U.S. Special Forces Deployed To 70% Of The World In 2016

U.S. Special Operations Command launched a raid in Yemen’s Baida Province on Jan 29, targeting Qassim al-Rimi, the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The first high-profile special forces operation of Trump’s presidency, the raid resulted in the deaths of at least 14 Al Qaeda fighters, 20 civilians and Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens.… Read More U.S. Special Forces Deployed To 70% Of The World In 2016

The Colonization Of Local-Business Main Street By Corporate America

This is what our mode of production optimizes: ugliness, debt-serfdom, and servitude to politically dominant corporations. An insightful correspondent recently remarked on the striking transition of American neighborhoods from commercial districts dominated by locally owned businesses to streets lined with look-alike outlets of Corporate America. This transition is so obvious that few even comment on… Read More The Colonization Of Local-Business Main Street By Corporate America

“There’s A Global Riot Against Psuedo-Experts” Nassim Taleb Exclaims “This Is Not About Fascism”

Submitted by Suhasini Haidar via TheHindu.com, Economist-mathematician Nassim Nicholas Taleb contends that there is a global riot against pseudo-experts After predicting the 2008 economic crisis, the Brexit vote, the U.S. presidential election and other events correctly, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the Incerto series on global uncertainties, which includes The Black Swan: The Impact of… Read More “There’s A Global Riot Against Psuedo-Experts” Nassim Taleb Exclaims “This Is Not About Fascism”

Remember The Time Bill Clinton Got A Standing Ovation For “Cracking Down On Illegal Aliens”

Before Trump, there was President Obama’s Iraqi refugee ban and seven nations of terror proclamation. But before Obama there was Bill Clinton who received a standing ovation for demanding stronger border defenses, and deporting criminal illegal immigrants. “We are a nation of immigrants.. but we are a nation of laws”   “Our nation is rightly… Read More Remember The Time Bill Clinton Got A Standing Ovation For “Cracking Down On Illegal Aliens”

Three “Cartel” FX Traders Criminally Charged With Currency Rigging

Moments ago, U.S. prosecutors charged three traders who made up the infamous “Cartel” currency rigging chat room, and who were at the heart of a criminal investigation that has ensnared the world’s biggest banks over the rigging of currency rates. Richard Usher, formerly head of G10 spot trading at JPMorgan, Rohan Ramchandani, formerly of Citigroup… Read More Three “Cartel” FX Traders Criminally Charged With Currency Rigging

Who Does America Believe? 84,000 Votes Later, Here Is The Answer

Earlier in the week, president-elect Donald Trump tweeted that: “It is for the American people to make up their minds as to the truth.” And now we have the answer. When CNBC’s Podesta-panderer and Trump-denier John Harwood asked the question yesterday “who do you believe America?” we suspect he was not expecting the answer he… Read More Who Does America Believe? 84,000 Votes Later, Here Is The Answer

Here’s How Many Bombs Obama Dropped In 2016

Seven years after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” despite having been in office for less than one year and having pretty much no actual, tangible foreign diplomacy accomplishments at the time, President Obama will depart the White House having dropped 26,171 bombs… Read More Here’s How Many Bombs Obama Dropped In 2016

take a moment… to reflect…

The city of Chicago recorded 762 homicides (brothers  sisters mothers and fathers) in 2016 – an average of two murders per day, the most killings in the city for two decades and more than New York and Los Angeles combined.

Washington Post Caught Spreading More Fake News About “Russian Hackers”

Readers of the Washington Post received some alarming news yesterday when the paper published a story alleging that those pesky “Russian hackers” were up to their no good tricks again and had managed to “penetrate the U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont.”  The full headline read as follows: The opening paragraph of WaPo’s… Read More Washington Post Caught Spreading More Fake News About “Russian Hackers”

God on GQ’s List Of Least Influential People Of 2016

GQ’s Drew Magary has just published his list of “Least Influential People of 2016” and apparently he’s still troubled by Trump’s victory as the entire list is dedicated to the “boobs, liars, and hapless idiots” who “added their own little secret ingredient to the hearty gumbo of American vapidity that gave us President Trump.” First,… Read More God on GQ’s List Of Least Influential People Of 2016