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Buy silver if price drops: Jim Rogers

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Global commodities guru Jim Rogers says that Silver remains the hottest commodity these days. Despite the current downtrend in commodities in the recent weeks, the bull market in the sector is still intact, Rogers said.

In an interview to IndexUniverse.com, Rogers who is regarded as the most authentic voice on commodities investing in the world said that the downtrend in commodities is nothing unusual.

“This is the way the world works. If you look at oil, for instance, it has gone down over 50% three or four different times since 1998. That’s what markets do, and they will Read more…

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Who is The Trilateral Commission?

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, Tri-Lat co-founder

Should we care?

What’s their track record?

Are they a threat to American Sovereignty?

All valid questions for someone seeking to create a life of freedom and analyze all possible friends and foes. As President Washington said “There is but one straight course, and that is to seek the truth and pursue it steadily.”

On June 2nd (sorry for the delay in editing/posting!), I was honored to connect with Mr. Patrick Wood of www.AugustReview.com and author of Trilaterals Over Washington, co-authored with his friend and research parter the late, great Anthony Sutton of Skull and Bones exposé fame.

True or False?

With Sutton a former Stanford Professor and legitimate Read more…

Experts warn epic weather ravaging US could worsen

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CHICAGO — Epic floods, massive wildfires, drought and the deadliest tornado season in 60 years are ravaging the United States, with scientists warning that climate change will bring even more extreme weather.

The human and economic toll over just the past few months has been staggering: hundreds of people have died, and thousands of homes and millions of acres have been lost at a cost estimated at more than $20 billion.

And the United States has not even entered peak hurricane season.

“This spring was one of the most extreme springs that we’ve seen in the last century since we’ve had good records,” said Deke Arndt, chief of climate monitoring for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

While it’s not possible to tie a specific weather event or pattern to climate change, Arndt said this spring’s extreme weather is in line with what is forecast for the future.

“In general, but not everywhere, it is expected that the wetter places will get wetter and the drier places will tend to see more prolonged dry periods,” he told AFP.

“We are seeing an increase in the amount (of rain and snow) that comes at once, and the ramifications are that it’s a lot more water to deal with at a Read more…

Nigeria imposes curfew on Abuja nightclubs and pubs

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Burning vehicles in police HQ car park The police HQ attack was an embarrassing strike at the very heart of the security establishment

The Nigerian authorities have imposed a curfew on nightclubs, beer parlours and cinemas in Abuja two weeks after a major bomb attack on the capital city.

These establishments must now close by 2200 local time (2100 GMT) and public parks that admit children should close at 1800 local time.

Eight people died in the recent attack on the police headquarters carried out by the Islamist sect Boko Haram.

It is also accused of Sunday’s attack on a beer garden in Maiduguri.

The group, which usually targets the north-eastern state of Borno, around Maiduguri, says it is fighting for Islamic rule, and campaigns against all political and social activity associated with the West.

Abuja city’s administration said it has also banned parking of vehicles on two roads where most government offices are located.

“These measures are necessitated by the need to ensure adequate security Read more…

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China’s army develops ‘online war game’

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BEIJING — After setting up its own cyber-warfare team, China’s military has now developed its first online war game aimed at improving combat skills and battle awareness, state press said Wednesday.

“Glorious Mission” is a first-person shooter game that sends players on solo or team missions armed with high-tech weapons, the China Daily reported.

Weapons used in the game are part of the actual arsenal of China’s People’s Liberation Army, it added.

The final version of the game, which took nearly three years to develop and test, was launched on June 20.

“I think it is possible the game will be made open online for Chinese military fans to download and play,” an unnamed PLA press officer was quoted as saying.

China has the world’s biggest online population at more than 477 million users, according to official data.

The launch of the game comes after the military announced earlier this year that it had set up an elite Internet security task force to fend off cyber attacks.

Despite numerous allegations from around the world pointing at China as a source of cyber attacks, the state press, citing military officials, denied that the elite task force was set up as a “hacker army”.

Downpour leaves 18-metre sinkhole in Ontario highway

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This sinkhole is located on Hwy. 148 between Luskville and Quyon near Ch. Parker. A detour is in place.This sinkhole is located on Hwy. 148 between Luskville and Quyon near Ch. Parker. A detour is in place.

Photograph by: Mike Carroccetto, The Ottawa Citizen

A section of Highway 148 near Luskville, Ont., is now a canyon 18 metres deep, a victim of Friday’s heavy rains.

Remarkably, the family living next to the giant gap owns a construction company with expertise in exactly the type of work that will be needed to fix the road.

Not only does James Nugent, of R.H. Nugent Construction, have 35 years of experience in the field, he has the heavy machinery parked only a few hundred meters from the caved-in road.

“We were called in right off the bat,” he said. “There’s nothing signed, but we probably will be proceeding with the work under an emergency situation. They want a company that can start right away.”

Nugent said the large pipe that ran under that stretch of the highway seems to have been blocked at the intake. The torrents of water late last week Read more…

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Cairo clashes highlight tensions between Egyptian police, public

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Egyptian riot police and demonstrators throw stones at each other during clashes close to the interior ministry in Cairo, early Wednesday, June 29. Egyptian security forces and protesters are clashing for a second successive day in central Cairo in scenes not seen since the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak earlier this year. Khalil Hamra/AP

Major clashes erupted in Cairo overnight, underscoring the volatility of Egypt as it seeks to transition from revolution to a more democratic state. Thousands of protesters, demanding speedier prosecutions for the police who killed hundreds of demonstrators earlier this year, clashed with riot police in Tahrir Square.

The rioting snowballed after a planned memorial service for Egyptians killed in the uprising went awry last night. When families of the dead arrived at the Balloon Theater downtown, they were turned away by security. Shouting soon escalated, and police began beating people and using tasers, with the crowd eventually swelling. Later in the evening, the clashed moved to Tahrir Square.

Today the roads to the iconic square, which served as the epicenter for a revolution that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak, were lined with rubble Wednesday. Ambulances whizzed by, police lobbed tear-gas canisters, and protesters retaliated by throwing stones. Nearly 50 policemen and 132 protesters have been injured, according to security and hospital officials cited by the Associated Press.

The police, once feared by civilians, are now seen as leftover elements of Read more…