Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Eric Zuesse ~ Could Obama’s Legacy Be Destroyed By His Ukraine Policy? What To Do About It

“The only thing that can significantly reduce the mounting cynicism in this country is for a House Democrat to introduce a bill of impeachment against perhaps the worst President in American history. It would be to say: “He’s not really a Democrat, at heart; he’s just a very effective liar.” ” – E Zuesse

The Ukrainian Government that the Obama Administration installed after Obama’s successful coup d’etat in Ukraine is now crashing and burning in the process of the newly installed Government’s ethnic-cleansing program to get rid of the people in Ukraine’s southeast, the area of Ukraine that had voted overwhelmingly for the President whom the Obama Administration (the State Department and the CIA) had overthrown in February. The residents there rejected this new Government; this new Government is trying to exterminate them; and the local rebel-fighters against that are winning, and are decimating thousands of troops who were sent in to kill them and their families, and are shooting down many of the bombers that have been sent in to bomb them.

The Ukrainian Government prior to the coup had been economically sustained by borrowing both from Russia to the east, and also from the EU and U.S. to the west (with a substantial portion of the U.S. portion of that debt consisting of IMF loans — the U.S. Government is the major donor to the IMF). These loans were, ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union, largely being pocketed by the well-connected former communist nomenklatura or insiders who had been given formerly state-owned industries during the Harvard-designed privatization program throughout the former U.S.S.R.

These new oligarchs (such as the current Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who received the Leninska Kuznya shipyard and some state-owned chocolate factories, as well as a few other companies in retailing and news-media) got the benefits of those loans and socked away much of their consequent accumulating wealth in offshore tax-havens, so that the mounting sovereign debt of Ukraine is already crushing the Ukrainian population by severe cutbacks in Government expenditures for social services, road maintenance, and other government services, while those oligarchs have palatial residences in Western Europe. Continue reading

Jonathan Turley ~ Obama Administration To Spend $1.7 Billion On Healthcare.gov

“I am less concerned over the personal relationship allegations (which seen speculative at this point) as with the simple question of how a company (one of a number of companies) could continue to produce subpar work on a major federal project and still receive massive overrun payments.” J Turley

HealthcareGovThe latest figures are in on the seemingly bottomless hole that is healthcare.gov, the troubled federal insurance marketplace web site. By any measure, the Obama Administration was grossly negligent in the creation of the system, which ultimately failed on its rollout despite numerous warnings of substandard work, overruns, and major technical problems. It appears that we are not done with bill for the program. A new Inspector General report stated that the Obama Administration issued sixty contracts from 2009 to 2014 to build Healthcare.gov, which had already cost roughly a half a billion dollars by February 2014. However, the Administration has signed new contracts that obligate the taxpayer to cover an addition $300 million, and the estimated value of the sixty contracts totals $1.7 billion. Despite numerous accounts and reports on the mismanagement of this program, there appears to be little real effort to hold anyone accountable as we continue to pour hundreds of millions into this system. The contracts include money to CGI Federal, the well-connected company that was partially response for the disaster in October as well as other controversies in large contracts.

With some contracts obligating as much as $200 million, healthcare.gov has become a major cash cow for some companies like Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and HP Enterprise Services. Of the 60 contracts, nearly $800 million has been committed for the development of the Federal Marketplace as of February 2014. Continue reading

X22 Report ~ Episode 451 – August 26 2014 [Audio]

Central Bankers Sending In Drones To Map Out Targets In Syria

  • Argentina is collapsing and they just stopped Bank Of New York Mellon from operating.
  • Government confidence hits all time high, completely opposite from U Mich confidence.
  • Case Shiller reports housing prices are slowing and falling.
  • The Government is creating a “truthy” database system to monitor twitter to find anti-government speech.
  • British special forces arrive in Iraq.
  • Central bankers/US government sending in drones and surveillance equipment to Syria to map out targets to be used in bombing runs.
  • Obama administration says he doesn’t need congress approval. Be prepared for a false flag event.

All source links to the report can be found on the x22report.com site.

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RT News ~ World News Links (August 25 2014)

Holocaust survivors pen open letter condemning Israel’s Gaza war

Palestinians look at the remains of a commercial center, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike on Saturday, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 24, 2014 (Reuters / Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Palestinians look at the remains of a commercial center, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike on Saturday, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 24, 2014 (Reuters / Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Over 300 survivors and descendants of the Holocaust have published an open letter condemning what they call Israel’s “genocide” in Gaza.

The letter slamming the “massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and the ongoing occupation and colonization of historic Palestine” was signed by 327 descendants and survivors of the Nazi genocide and placed by the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network as an advertisement in the New York Times.

The letter also condemns politicians and opinion writers who have, the signatories say, openly called for the “genocide of Palestinians” in what they say is an “extreme, racist dehumanization of Palestinians in Israeli society.”

The survivors point to the death of more than 2,100 Palestinians in Israel’s campaign, many of whom are children and the bombing of UN shelters, homes, hospitals and universities. On the Israeli side, 68 people have been killed, mainly soldiers.

The letter concludes by calling the Gaza campaign “genocide of Palestinian people” and demands an end to the Israeli blockade of the tiny strip of land.

Hollywood against Hamas

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Cornel West slams ‘counterfeit’ Obama’s presidency

‘Sponsored by West ISIS will become a nightmare for the entire world’

California shaken by aftershocks while earthquake recovery ongoing

Hillary Clinton is a war hawk – Sen. Rand Paul

German business confidence shattered, lowest in 13 months

Death of James Foley: A lot of questions, no answers

‘Germany not interested in having the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine’

Whole Canadian ghost town for sale…for less than $1 million

Danger to food chain? Microplastic contaminates found in Sydney Harbor

Not-so NATO-ally? Germany spying on Turkey for ‘38 years’

Hack Attack! Anonymous strikes at Israeli govt over Gaza

Lavrov: Russia to send another humanitarian convoy to Ukraine

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Nick Hodge ~ Fergustan, USA

I’m not sure I can find the words to convey what the events of Ferguson say about the state of this country and what it means for you and your future.

Or the words to explain why the clear signs that an event like this was imminent were ignored.

I don’t know why a cop needs to shoot an unarmed teenager six times. I don’t know why the government hasn’t released information that could clear up the details.

There is much I don’t know.

There is much I’d like to know…

I’d like to know if I, too, could be shot down by an officer of the law while unarmed.

I’d like to know why the initial response to a constitutionally-protected right to assemble looks like this:

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I’d like to know why, in the age of social media, I was able to read on-location reports and see live footage of what was going on in Ferguson hours and hours before it appeared on a major news affiliate. Continue reading

Craig Hemke ~ Economic Mayhem Coming for US [Video]

Financial expert Craig Hemke is founder of the popular website TFMetalsReport.com.  Hemke says, “We are all preparing for the end of the Keynesian experiment.  We are all in the same boat.  The Keynesian experiment means this idea that government can simply print money and go into greater and greater debt.  Increase the money supply year over year, and we are at a point where that is in the terminal phase. . . . It’s unsustainable, and we are preparing for what’s going to happen next.”

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Hemke goes by the name Turd Ferguson online, but don’t let the funny name fool you.  Hemke is a 25 year financial professional who managed wealth and traded securities before he started his website.  Hemke says what is accelerating the coming financial calamity is the Ukraine crisis.  Hemke contends, “This is simply not protecting the Kiev government.  First and foremost, this is about protecting the hegemony of the U.S. dollar as world reserve currency status.  Continue reading

X22 Report ~ Episode 440 – August 13 2014 [Audio]

Are The Riots In Ferguson Part Of The U.S. Agenda For Martial Law ?

  • Greek economy continues to contract while piling on more debt.
  • Japanese GDP plunges most on record.
  • Retail sales are imploding, department stores drop the most.
  • Mortgage apps once again decline, real estate is imploding.
  • Russia making deals with BRICs nations to expand technology.
  • Riots in Ferguson are getting worse and the police look more like military than police.
  • The US Government now has the FBI involved and this could be fanning the flame for martial law.
  • US is now hiding military assets in caves across Europe.
  • Libya is continuing asking for international help and they are now going to the UN.
  • More troops are flowing into Iraq event though President Obama promised no boots on the ground.
  • Islamic State is pushing the agenda of attacking the US. Be prepared for a false flag.

All source links to the report can be found on the x22report.com site.

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RT News ~ World News Links (August 13 2014)

No longer a man’s world: Iranian woman becomes 1st female winner of ‘math Nobel’

Maryam Mirzakhani (Image from theiranproject.com)

Maryam Mirzakhani (Image from theiranproject.com)

Iranian scientist Maryam Mirzakhani has become the first-ever woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal, often described as the “Nobel Prize in Mathematics.”

Mirzakhani, 37, a professor at Stanford University in California, is among the four 2014 awardees of the world’s top math prize. She is the first female winner of the International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics, also known as the Fields Medal, which has been awarded every four years since 1936.

Mirzakhani received her medal at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, South Korea, from the country’s first-ever female president, Park Geun-hye.

This is a great honor,” Mirzakhani said, according to Stanford University’s website. “I will be happy if it encourages young female scientists and mathematicians. I am sure there will be many more women winning this kind of award in the coming years.

Mirzakhani was born and grew up in Tehran, Iran. As a child she was more fascinated by the world of literature than by numbers and geometry, dreaming of becoming a writer. In her later years at school, however, she discovered a particular pleasure and exceptional skill in solving math problems.

It is fun – it’s like solving a puzzle or connecting the dots in a detective case,” she said. “I felt that this was something I could do, and I wanted to pursue this path.”  Continue reading . . .

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Ron Paul on Iraq: ‘The sooner we get out of there the better’

‘Western media neglect of Moscow’s MH17 evidence is shameful’

‘Ebola was declared dangerous just when it started to apply to white people’

2 passenger train wagons derail in the Alps after landslide

Bioengineers build 3D tissue mimicking brain structure

Putin’s electoral rating doubles in 2014

Iraq – a crisis for the Western elites? Or is it all going to plan?

Jewish group demands renaming French village called ‘Death to Jews’

Ecuador: We don’t need permission to trade with Russia

Canada will donate up to 1,000 experimental Ebola vaccine doses to WHO

US jobs that returned after 2008 recession pay 23 percent less

Two dead, several trapped following double earthquake in Ecuador

Russia, Egypt looking to create a free trade zone – Putin

Google, Asian companies to build $300 mn super-high-speed Trans-Pacific underwater cable system

Hillary Clinton says she didn’t attack Obama after calling his foreign policy a ‘failure’

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RT News ~ World News Links (August 9 2014)

Supermoon and Perseid meteor shower to light up night skies

Perseid meteors streak across the sky on August 12, 2013 in Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP)

Perseid meteors streak across the sky on August 12, 2013 in Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP)

In one of the most dramatic astronomical events of the year, a ‘supermoon’ is to light up the night sky alongside this year’s Perseid meteor shower.

In one of the most anticipated and exciting events of the year for stargazers, the moon will be full on Sunday – known as “perigee” in its orbit which is the point where it is closest to the earth.

At perigee, the moon is 31,000 miles (49,890 km) closer to earth than when it is at its furthest point [apogee]. This happens relatively often, about every 13 months, but is not always visible because of clouds or poor weather. It will make the moon appear 14-30 percent brighter that full moons normally do.

“You can’t really feel that’s its bigger, because there is no point of reference. But as a result you will feel the moon is a lot brighter,” Tony Berendsen, an outreach astronomer and founder of Tahoe Star Tours told ABC News.

The event will coincide with a period during the second week in August when it is common to see more than 100 meteors an hour. Continue reading . . .

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#GazaDayofRage: Tens of thousands take to streets worldwide in support of Palestinians

Advanced cancer drug remains ‘unaffordable’ for NHS, producer blamed

Red-level weather alert as typhoon Halong lashes southern Japan

New York Times finally begins describing CIA interrogation tactics as ‘torture’

Giant venomous jellyfish found off Australia coast

Russian Navy ‘forces US submarine out’ of Arctic boundary waters – report

‘It’s a miracle’: Indonesian girl missing after 2004 tsunami reunites with family

It’s official: Russia’s FSB will keep an eye on social media

Unique church shelled, burnt to ashes in E. Ukraine (VIDEO)

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