As U.S. influence in Asia falters, allies increasingly look to themselves

 Three years after the Obama administration announced its “pivot to Asia,” American allies in the region are looking somewhat unconvinced. While no one disputes that managing China and its multiple neighborhood conflicts remains on Washington’s radar, this effort is often overshadowed by other priorities. In particular, the Middle East and confrontation with Russia — both… [Read More]

Families of MH370 victims renew talk of compensation after debris find

The discovery of plane debris washed up on a remote island in the southern Indian Ocean has rekindled efforts by family members of passengers on board a missing Malaysia Airlines flight to seek greater compensation, aviation lawyers said. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared in March last year en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with… [Read More]

Nearly all Americans support and want retaliation for cyberattacks

 The vast majority of Americans are calling for retaliation in the wake of cyberattacks that compromise sensitive government data. Security company Vormetric coordinated with an outside firm in July to poll 1,026 nationally representative U.S. adults on whether they believed action is necessary against a foreign country that breaches U.S. government data; 92 percent said… [Read More]

The Reality Of A Massive Market Crash: “I Have Lost Everything… I Don’t Know What To Do… I Trusted the Government Too Much…”

Mac Slavo, The reality is stark. In April of this year, as Chinese stock markets rocketed to new all-time highs and the country’s speculators joined online brokerage firms by the millions, we learned that everyone, from farmers to banana stand workers, was joining the fray. It was different this time, of course, because infinite growth was guaranteed by the… [Read More]

Now Is The Time – Fear Rises As Financial Markets All Over The Planet Start To Crash

Michael Snyder | Economic Collapse Can you feel the panic in the air?  CNN Money’s Fear & Greed Index measures the amount of fear in the financial world on a scale from 0 to 100.  The closer it is to zero, the higher the level of fear.  Last Monday, the index was sitting at a… [Read More]

Pigs are Flying: Pork-Belly Corn Dogs on Menu as U.S. Hog Herd Hits All-Time High

 More than half the meat budget at Gabe Garza’s barbecue restaurant in Chicago normally goes to pork. This year, he’s buying even more. With pork production in the U.S. heading for an all-time high, wholesale prices have fallen about 40 percent since last July. As a result, Garza’s Chicago Q restaurant will buy 113,550 pounds… [Read More]

SPY SURGE: FBI blames China for sharp spike in economic espionage

 Spies, largely of Chinese origin, are going to dramatic lengths to steal critical information from U.S. companies, officials within the intelligence community say. The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday detailed a sharp spike in the number of economic espionage investigations undertaken by the agency over the last year, with a 53 percent increase in… [Read More]

How the U.S. is training China’s military – while inching toward conflict

Despite tensions between the United States and China over the South China Sea, the two nations’ militaries train together at a very high level. Current “mil-mil” engagements are robust, with China participating in the world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC 2014, which is hosted biannually by the U.S. Pacific Command. The drills allowed China to… [Read More]

Trump threatens third-party run

 Donald Trump says the chances that he will launch a third-party White House run will “absolutely” increase if the Republican National Committee is unfair to him during the 2016 primary season. “The RNC has not been supportive. They were always supportive when I was a contributor. I was their fair-haired boy,” the business mogul told… [Read More]

The weapons the U.S. needs for a war it doesn’t want

 Terrorism and Middle East insurgencies are not going away. Yet in the 21st century, the United States must understand it faces a return of a serious national-security concern that shaped the last century: the risk of great-power conflict. The Defense Department’s new military strategy acknowledges this by noting the implications of the renewed rivalry with… [Read More]

4 Things That Are Happening Today That Indicate That A Deflationary Financial Collapse Is Imminent

Michael Snyder | Economic Collapse   When financial markets crash, they do not do so in a vacuum.  There are always patterns, signs and indicators that tell us that something is about to happen.  In this article, I am going to share with you four patterns that are happening right now that also happened just prior… [Read More]

25 Signs That The Global Elite’s Ship Is About To Sink

The Mind Unleashed Make no mistake about it. The tide has turned on the global elite and there will be no going back. A new day is rising for humanity as those who have planned for complete control are now being exposed, cornered and investigated from many different angles. There is no need to buy… [Read More]