Tag: crude oil

Syria’s Afrin Move: “Artful Assistance To Allies” Or “Armageddon In The Making”?

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review, Syria reportedly agreed to the Kurdish PYD-YPG “federalist” militia’s request to enter Afrin and stop the Turks’ military advance, though it still remains to be seen whether Damascus will actually carry through on this decision or not. There have been conflicting reports on this topic all across the […]

“Wow, That’s Weird” – FOIA Exposes FAA Tapes From Oregon UFO Incident

On October 25, an unidentified flying object (UFO) was detected on radar, which turned into a series of eyewitness accounts made by commercial airline pilots over the skies of Northern California and Oregon. Even the U.S. Air Force scrambled their McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagles as part of the military’s protocol to combat threats of an intruding […]

Brandon Smith: Mass Shootings Will Never Negate The Need For Gun Rights

Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com, Though the media often attempts to twist the gun rights debate into a web of complexity, gun rights is in fact a rather simple issue — either you believe that people have an inherent right to self defense, or you don’t. All other arguments are a peripheral distraction… Firearms […]

U.S. Embassy In Montenegro Attacked, One Dead

The US Embassy in Montenegro came under attack in the early hours of Thursday morning after a group of attackers threw several grenades into the compound at approximately 12:30 a.m. One of the attackers reportedly died in the explosion.  #BREAKING: Here is the scene of the Security situation at the US Embassy in Podgorica, Montenegro. (Photos: […]

Democrats Want $300 Million To “Counter Russian Operatives” Ahead Of 2018 Midterms

It’s been barely a week since Special Counsel Robert Mueller unveiled indictments of 13 Russians and 3 Russian entities – including one close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin – and already Democrats are asking Congress for exorbitant sums of money to stop Russia’s army of internet trolls from “sowing discord” ahead of the US […]

YouTube Apologizes For Promoting Video That Fueled “Florida Shooting Conspiracy”

Alphabet proved once again on Wednesday that the algorithms it relies on to promote “credible” content while burying videos produced by “unreliable” (read: conservative or antiestablishment) sources are far from perfect. As Bloomberg reported, gun-control advocates heaped criticism upon YouTube after it promoted a video with a title that suggested a teenage survivor of last […]

Chinese Companies Forced To Halt Trading Amid Avalanche Of Stock Loan Margin Calls

Back in the summer of 2017, just when we thought there were no more surprises left in the arsenal of the world’s foremost incubator of “financial engineering” – i.e., China – we got a stark lesson in never underestimating Chinese market manipulating ingenuity. The reason, as readers may recall, is that last June we reported, […]

This Is What Extreme Security In “America’s Safest School” Looks Like

Welcome to Southwestern High School in suburban Indiana, where the classrooms door are bullet-resistant… …ceilings have built-in smoke-bombs… …cameras are everywhere, and the Sheriff’s department – only 10 miles away – can track an intruder in real-time. Additionally, as The Daily Signal reports, the school has a top-of-the-line security system – which can be activated […]

Here Are The States With The Highest (And Lowest) Tax Refunds

For millions of Americans, the tax refund is the light at the end of the tunnel – the reward that makes the drudgery of dealing with H&R Block, or fumbling with TaxAct or TurboTax – all worth it. While not every American receives a refund (and millions receive tax credits even though they don’t pay […]

The Three Global Super-Powers & The End Of M.A.D.

Authored by Eric Zuesse via The Strategic Culture Foundation, There are currently three global super-powers, three nations that lead the world: China, Russia, and US. After World War II, until recently, the US clearly dominated the world, not only culturally, with more influence over the world’s other cultures than any other single nation possessed, but also economically, […]