by John Vibes, DC Clothesline:
Last week, Peter John Dalglish, United Nations adviser and founder of the Street Kids International charity, was arrested on suspicion of pedophilia, at a home that he was staying at in Nepal. During the arrest, two young children, ages 12 and 14, were “rescued” from the home.
It is important to note that there have been conflicting reports about the children that he was found with, with some sources saying that two boys were found in his home, and other sources suggesting that it was two girls.
The most up-to-date information seems to be on the Wikipedia page for Dalglish, which suggests that there were two girls found in his home and that the allegations involving the two boys are part of a separate investigation. If this is the case, Dalglish will be facing additional charges.
by Simon Black, Sovereign Man:
In 1873 during the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, the government abolished its income tax.
Aside from a single episode in 1894, there would be no income tax in the United States of America for nearly 40 years.
It was during this period that the United States emerged as the largest, most powerful economy in the world.
And the country achieved this with no income tax. No inflation. And very little public debt.
Today it’s entirely different. The dollar has lost over 99% of its value since 1913.
by Dawn Luger, Activist Post:
Police have used a photo sent through the app “WhatsApp” to get a fingerprint and used that fingerprint to secure drug convictions against eleven people. If part of your finger is showing, cops can now use that small bit as fingerprint evidence.
This new and “groundbreaking” technique of matching fingerprints found in photos “is the future” of how cops will catch “criminals.” It’s changing how law enforcement looks at social media images for potential evidence.
by Jim Rickards, Daily Reckoning:
Liquidity is the ultimate paradox in finance. It’s always there when you don’t need it and never there when you need it most. The reason is crowd behavior, or what mathematicians call hypersynchronicity (a fancy word for everyone doing the same thing at the same time).
When markets are calm, no one wants liquidity because investors are happy to hold stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities and other assets in their portfolios. As a result, there’s plenty of liquidity on offer from bank lenders and very few takers.
The opposite is true.
by Harley Schlanger, LaRouche PAC:
The Washington Post of Monday, April 16, portrays President Trump as surrounded by a traitorous foreign policy team which is lying to him constantly and persistently about Russia and actions this team has taken in the President’s name, in your name, against Russia and China. The Post attempts to claim that Trump’s national security staff staged a palace coup against him concerning Russia and Syria and that Trump lost the battle. But the President responded immediately by acting against the traitors around him. He scuttled the appointment of Nikki Haley’s assistant, the Never-Trumper Jon Lemer, for a national security post with Mike Pence. The White House announced that new sanctions against Russia, based on Russia’s support for Syria, which Nikki Haley promoted only yesterday, were being rolled back. It was publicly announced that President Trump still wants to meet with Vladimir Putin, although a date has not yet been set.
by Deena Stryker, New Eastern Outlook:
America’s latest anti-Russian frenzy is a supreme tribute to Edward Bernays, the Austro-American ‘father of public relations’ who convinced psychologists and politicians alike (starting with Goebbels and Ford) of the power of propaganda. Realizing that people are irrational and likely to go with the crowd, he showed how psychologycould be used to shape their opinions, and especially, to support government or business policies.
I lived in Europe through most of the Cold War, when America’s anti-Soviet campaign was limited to warnings about Russian tanks poised to overrun the central plain all the way to the Atlantic. In the current campaign to prepare the public for war against Russia, twenty-four hour news is the gift that keeps on giving. From hour to hour, different faces, different sexes, different tones of voice, all directed as if by a choir master, develop and repeat the same message: Russia bad.
from Jerome Corsi:
by Ron Paul, Ron Paul:
Over the weekend, President Trump celebrated firing more than 100 missiles into Syria by Tweeting, “Mission Accomplished!” They say if you cannot learn from history you are condemned to repeat it. So I guess we are repeating it.
We all remember that “Mission Accomplished” was the banner behind then-President Bush as he gloated aboard a US navy ship that the war in Iraq had been won. After his “victory,” however, some 4,000 US military personnel were killed, perhaps a million Iraqis were killed, and the country’s infrastructure and social fabric were so badly destroyed that they probably can never be repaired.
Actually, there is much about the US attack on Syria that reminds us of Iraq.
by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:
A Texas man had the police called to check him out by a woman who said she was not afraid of his gun, but what his shirt had on it.
I love this shirt!
Troy Johnston was visiting a playground in Benbrook with his two daughters in March wearing the above shirt that is produced by Warrior 12, a West Virginia-based company.
As you can see, the shirt has a picture of an AR-15-style rifle and the words, “I’ll control my guns, you control your kids.”
by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:
Australia is at risk of running out of fuel in the next few weeks due to the ongoing conflict in Syria. The escalating situation in the war-torn country threatens to cripple the supply chains that keep Australia going.
While the International Energy Agency mandates that countries hold a stock reserve “equivalent to 90 days of net imports,” Australia only has 43 days worth of supply, the Australian reports. And that could be cut down even further if a global crisis threatens supply channels from places like the Middle East.