from Sputnik News:
For those of us who increasingly feel like there is no place on Earth to be free of prying eyes, a new announcement from some deep-pockets tech investors appears to ensure humanity that global surveillance from orbit is coming, and soon.
On Wednesday, EarthNow — a startup that hopes to provide satellite imagery and live video in real time using a constellation of satellites orbiting the Earth — announced its decision to become a commercial business. Investors include AirBus, the SoftBank Group, Bill Gates and Greg Wyler.
from The Anti Media:
Iran’s feud with the US is set to get worse after Tehran announced yesterday that it will start reporting foreign currency amounts in euros rather than US dollars, as part of the country’s effort to reduce its reliance on the American currency due to political tension with Washington.
Central bank governor Valiollah Seif said last week that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had welcomed his suggestion of replacing the dollar with the euro in foreign trade, as the “dollar has no place in our transactions today”.
Iran does hardly any trade with the US due to decades of economic sanctions. It’s most important trading partner is the UAE, which accounts for around 24 per cent of all Iranian imports and exports. China is not far behind with 22 per cent, followed by Turkey, India and the EU, all of which account for around six per cent of Iran’s trade.
by Selco, The Organic Prepper:
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by Jack Burns, The Free Thought Project:
Memphis, TN – Two police officers are facing a number of charges for using their badges to steal drugs and money from drug dealers after they were caught in an undercover operation by their fellow officers.
Kevin Coleman and Terrion Bryson have been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture, deliver, and sell—along with criminal attempt felony and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
The Memphis Police Department’s Organized Crime Unit and their undercover officers had been targeted in February by Coleman and Bryson so it apparently was not the first time the officers had stolen drugs and money from undercover officers.
by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse:
Back in the 1500s, a financial agent of Queen Elizabeth I named Thomas Gresham observed that that “bad money drives out good.” That is, if two kinds of money are circulating at the same legal value, people will spend the lower-quality money and save the higher. The latter as a result ceases to circulate. This became known as Gresham’s law.
More recently, in our book The Money Bubble, James Turk and I extended this concept to bankers, observing that in times of very easy money, bad bankers drive out good:
by Nupar Anand, Quartz Media:
For weeks now, ATMs across India have been displaying the “no cash” sign. The situation came to a head in the past few days, setting off a panic wave.
Many of the counters have run dry in states like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Manipur. People are seen forming long queues outside the facilities, so much so that banks have had to impose restrictions on withdrawals so as to deter people from hoarding money.
The Narendra Modi government is still ascertaining the reasons for the crisis. It has zeroed in on “unusual demand” as the prima facie cause. The central bank believes it is primarily a logistical issue, with non-replenishment of ATMs being the crux of the problem.
by Bill Sardi, Lew Rockwell:
The body of a missing Centers for Disease Control researcher has been found. Timothy Cunningham, 25, was last seen on February 12. Cunningham headed up a research team with the Center For Disease Control’s Division of Population Health. Cunningham had made claims, shortly before his disappearance, that a “catastrophic” flu shot was the cause of this year’s deadly flu epidemic that reportedly killed thousands.
Cunningham reportedly mentioned: “if something happened to him” that he wished his name to be made public. Cunningham was a Harvard-trained epidemiologist and US Navy officer. His body was recovered in the Chattahoochee River in NW Atlanta on April 3, over fifty days since he was reported missing.
by Bill Bonner, Casey Research:
Last week, we were sitting in the hotel restaurant in Miami Beach having breakfast…
A man—about 30—was leaning on the counter. His dirty pants were falling down. He wore a black t-shirt with a skeleton on it. He put his head down on the counter… and said something incomprehensible.
He got a cup of coffee… and staggered over to a chair and flopped down, talking to himself.
by Arjun Walia, Collective-evolution:
There’s been a massive amount of disclosure with regards to elite pedophile rings for decades, but more attention was brought to it last year, with some weird and bizarre leaked emails from long time politician, John Podesta, it’s how the whole “Pizzagate” debacle began.
Not only that, last year an NBC news report claimed that Hillary Clinton, while acting as secretary of state, shut down an investigation into an elite pedophile ring in State Department ranks in order to avoid scandal and protect the careers of high ranking officials and an ambassador.