by Joshua Caplan, The Gateway Pundit:
Before memes and GIFs, there was Matt Drudge — the original troll master, who could, and still does, elicit mega laughs from his highly entertaining headlines. On Sunday evening, The Drudge Report ran the headline “HARVEY TO STAR IN PRISON DRAMA?”
While the headline is meant to be humorous, the article is most certainly not. The Sun UK’s piece details how the disgraced Hollywood producer could spend up to 25 years in prison over sexual harassment and rape charges.
Sun UK reports:
New York lawyer Lawrence Pearson told Vulture: “If there is a large amount of corroborating evidence that shows he had a pattern of conduct, then a prosecutor who is more willing to be aggressive could very well bring a case. Or if new DNA evidence is discovered, that may be more willing to prosecute.”
If Weinstein were to be charged and subsequently convicted in a court despite his denials, he could face five to 25 years in prison, The Guardian reported citing legal experts.
Weinstein said he “unequivocally denied” claims of non-consensual sex.
In a statement. his lawyers added: “Mr Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”
On October 5th, The New York Times blew the roof off of the decades long ‘open secret’ in Hollywood that Harvey Weinstein was essentially a sexual predator who preyed on young starlets. Weinstein reportedly paid off several sexual harassment accusers over the years.
A tsunami of women have since come forward with their horror stories of sexual harassment and sexual abuse by Harvey Weinstein, including A-listers Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie.
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by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:
We have never seen a year like this in the history of the state of California. Yes, there are large wildfires in California every year, but this is one for the record books. Well over half a million acres have already been burned, and we still have three weeks remaining in 2017. At this moment, the fires that have absolutely ravaged Ventura County for the past seven days are moving into Santa Barbara County, and at this point no end to the crisis is in sight.
It would be hard to overstate the devastation that has been caused by these fires in recent months. One climatologist even used the term “apocalyptic conditions” to describe what he has been witnessing. The following comes from the Los Angeles Daily News…
From Jan. 1 to Dec. 3, there were 6,762 fires that destroyed 505,391 acres. That’s 43 percent more events for the same time period last year, when 244,297 acres were destroyed, according to Cal Fire.
“Fuel. Ignition. Meteorology. Each component of the formula are off the charts this year,” said Bill Patzert, a climatologist for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “When all three elements in the equation are supersized, you’re set up for apocalyptic conditions.”
Please keep in mind that the “505,391 acres” figure does not include anything that has burned over the past week. So to get an updated total, you would need to add at least 150,000 more acres to that number.
Even with all of our advanced technology, we are still very much at the mercy of natural disasters. Southern California has been burning for a week, and despite our best efforts, we can’t stop it.
According to Cal Fire Captain Lucas Spelman, the fire season of 2017 “definitely went down as the most destructive in California’s history”…
“Every year, we say we’re really having a horrible fire season. We’ve said over the years, this could be the worst fire season,” he added. But 2017 is different.
“It definitely went down as the most destructive in California’s history,” he said.
Over the past five years, an average of a bit more than 200,000 acres have burned in California each year. So what we are seeing in 2017 is very highly unusual. The state has already seen more than 650,000 acres burn, and we still have several weeks to go before we get to 2018.
Thousands upon thousands of Californians have been evacuated because of these fires, and many of them ended up losing their homes.
Ultimately some will end up moving out of the state entirely and starting new lives in other parts of the country. That could eventually prove to be a blessing, because California is not a place to be right now.
Let us hope that firefighters get these fires under control, but that is not expected to happen any time soon. In fact, USA Today is reporting that the weather in southern California is expected to stay hot and dry for the next seven days…
Firefighters battling a massive blaze near Santa Barbara expect to face ongoing difficulties as temperatures are forecast to stay in the low 80s for the first part of the week.
“The thing that is troublesome is that next week we’re supposed to have a dry spell and elevated temperatures. There’s no rain expected in the next seven days,” said Charles Esseling of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
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by Peter Schiff, Schiff Gold:
Last week, Independent Strategy head David Roche said gold could hit $2,000by the end of the year. And Rosche isn’t the only big name in the investment world who sees a shiny future for the yellow metal. Mark Mobius recently said he thinks gold could push above $1,500 as central banks move interest rates lower, engage in more QE, and as geopolitical uncertainty continues to ramp up.
“I love gold,” Mobius said.
He also offered a bit of investment advice, saying gold should make up at least 10% of every investment portfolio — something Peter Schiff has been advising for a long time.
Some 450 protesters had gathered in Tarbes on Saturday for the 17th straight weekend of anti-government demonstrations. Around midnight, La Dépêche paper reported, some protesters began shouting “we’re going to the freemasons!”
by Wolf Richter, Wolf Street:
Number five in two years. Here’s the list.
“This decision is a difficult, but necessary one,” ShopKo said in its announcement of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. It blamed “excess debt and ongoing competitive pressures” and “a challenging retail environment.” It said it would try to sell its pharmacy business in an auction and close 38 stores of the 360 general merchandise stores that it operates in 26 states, after having already closed about 45 stores last year.
by Annissa Warsame, DC Clothesline:
Cell Number 37, ‘Britain’s Guantanamo Bay’ – a single occupancy cell, furnished sparsely with a plastic chair, metal bed and steel toilet. For over 150 days this has been Julian Assange’s residence, whether he likes it or not. And a judge has ruled today, he is to remain there even after his jail sentence is over.
While Media Promotes “Fake Trump Supporter” As Bomber – Left-Winger In Wisconsin Attempts Purchase Of Radioactive Material With Intent To Kill
by Tim Brown, via DC Clothesline:
As the media peddle the story about a fake Trump supporter sending President Donald Trump’s Communist opposition fake bombs, they utterly neglect the fact that a known left-winger out of Wisconsin sought to purchase radioactive material in order to kill. This man lost twice to Republican in Name Only (RINO) Paul Ryan. His name is Jeremy Ryan and yes, he is a liberal.
According to WTMJ in Milwaukee:
Justin Tolomeo, Special Agent in Charge of the Milwaukee Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Jeremy Ryan, 30, of the Town of Madison has been charged with attempted possession of radioactive material with intent to cause death.
by Brian Maher, Daily Reckoning:
Has the future finally arrived?
The Federal Reserve intervened massively to cage the menace of depression after the 2008 financial crisis.
Quantitative easing, zero interest rates and the rest of the central banker’s emergency kit came to bear.
The heroics “worked.”
The crisis has passed. And the economy is presently in its 108th month of recovery.
by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:
As a researcher, I have come to appreciate the importance of timing. There are times when I have uncovered something that poses a threat to America, but the context of the threat does not yet exist, so the event is in limbo. Often, hears later, events crystallize and the outlying fact becomes obvious to all that have eyes to see. i have come across such an event and it involves the weaponization of water.
Before walking the reader down the path of contrived water shortages for political gain, there is something that has to be said about the California State Legislature and Governor Jerry Brown. California is a state that is complete rebellion from the United States. The CALEXIT movement is move designed to not only exit California from the Union under the control of the United Nations, they are a state that can be accurately classified as a sanctuary state. They harbor murderers, rapists and drug dealers. The exit of California from the United States would destroy retail and agriculture on a national basis. Most California legislators need to be arrested for sedition.
by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:
We continue to get more numbers that indicate that U.S. economic activity is really starting to slow down. According to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, the number of layoffs in the United States was 38 percent higher in August than it was in July. A 38 percent increase in one month is more than just a little bit startling, and many believe that if this momentum continues we could soon be facing an avalanche of job losses similar to what we witnessed in 2008. And without a doubt, all of the other economic numbers that have been rolling in lately also confirm that the U.S. economy is heading into harder times. But is our country ready to handle another major economic downturn?