by William Craddick, Disobedient Media:
Why is there a migrant crisis in the Mediterranean? Why are NGOs involved? Because there is an extensive network of open borders activists and organizations behind it; many of them are directly funded by or cooperated with George Soros’ Open Society. Is it illegal? Not really. Political activism is an essential part of democratic societies. However, sometimes it goes too far, or the promoted causes prove to be either unrealistic or unsustainable.
The network of the “immigration lobby’’ in Italy is made up of International NGOs financed by the Open Society Foundation (green), Italian NGOs financed by OSF (blue), and organizations with shared projects with OSF (purple).
by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics:
The Second Circuit Federal Court of Appeals overturned the convictions of two former Rabobank traders in the LIBOR London interbank market manipulation scandal saying the men’s Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination had been violated. Former Rabobank traders Anthony Conti and Anthony Allen, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison by Judge Rakoff who said that he was “mystified” that prosecutors only went after institutions since punishing individuals has a deterrent effect on others in a profession.
EXCLUSIVE — Slovenia’s Side of Melania’s Story: How the First Lady’s Upbringing in Communist Eastern Europe Shaped Her Fight for Freedom in America
by Penny Starr, Breitbart:
SEVNICA, Slovenia — It’s a short book, just 42 pages and some filled with photographs. But it goes a long way in explaining the facts about the strong, proud people who carved a small but free nation out of the former Communist Yugoslavia and produced one of the most famous women in the world: Melania Trump.
Author Sandi Gorisek doesn’t consider himself a writer, although he admits he is fond of dreaming up fairy tales to share with children.
“I’m a storyteller,” says Gorisek, who makes a living as a mechanical engineer in a town just a few miles away from Melania’s hometown of Sevnica.
Migrant crisis pushing EU to brink of civil war
Austria is prepared to militarily secure its southern border if Italy follows through on a ‘nuclear option’ to grant 200,000 temporary visas to migrants currently being held in the Mediterranean nation, enabling them to legally move deeper into the besieged continent.
“Italy granting humanitarian visas to migrants is unacceptable,” said Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka during a visit to the border. “In that case, we would immediately introduce controls in Brenner.”
by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:
FBN hosts Neil Cavuto and Charlie Gasparino reported today on FOX Business Network that Reince Priebus is on the way out of the White House. This comes after Sean Spicer’s exit on Friday.
They claim Spicer’s exit is a sign of that.
Charlie Gasparino: Trump asked Scaramucci to assess Priebus’s job performance. So he asked Scarmucci what do you think Priebus is doing? How good of a job do you think he is doing? From inside of the White House this periodically comes up. It’s like the Priebus being fired watch is coming next.
by Bob Rinear, The International Forecaster:
Stay with me here folks, this is important stuff. If you’re in one of those commie states that won’t let you carry a weapon, or if you just don’t like the idea of guns in general, your choices are fairly limited.
If you don’t have a gun, what’s second best? On Sunday, I put out a letter where I literally implored you all to go to selfdefencefund.com and sign up for their service. I pushed it pretty hard because I believe in it, and I feel that in this crazy society where you can get sued for virtually anything, these guys will come to your defense if you’re ever arrested/sued for the act of defending yourself.
But the one thing I didn’t push hard enough is that this isn’t just about guns or rifles, etc. They will come to your defense with unlimited amounts for lawyers and another million in “extras” like expert witnesses, if you fight back your intruder/attacker with anything. A club, a chair, a knife, a screwdriver, your hands, you name it. No one else does that folks. No one.
by Alasdair Macleod, GoldMoney:
There are currently two important items on the Fed’s wish list. The first is to restore interest rates to more normal levels, and the second is to unwind the Fed’s balance sheet, which has expanded since the great financial crisis, principally through quantitative easing (QE). Is this not just common sense?
Maybe. It is one thing to wish, another to achieve. The Fed has demonstrated only one skill, and that is to ensure the quantity of money continually expands, yet they are now saying they will attempt to achieve the opposite, at least with base money, while increasing interest rates.