Seems like our liberal friends are getting ready. Whatever the motivation, welcome to the club!
The headlines are out – TRUMP WINS! As news of the result was confirmed, they began to send congratulations – some fulsome, some more tentative – to the business mogul.
“We heard the campaign statements of the future US presidential candidate about the restoration of relations between Russia and the United States,” Mr Putin said on Wednesday.
“It is not an easy path, but we are ready to do our part and do everything to return Russian and American relations to a stable path of development. – Russia
“We look forward to working together with the new US administration to push forward consistent, healthy and stable China-US relations which could be beneficial to the people of the two countries and to the world.” – China
“Iran and America have no political relations, but it is important that the future US president realises his duty to uphold the multilateral obligations of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and we expect the international community to require this of the United States of America,” – Iran
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he hoped to reach “new heights” in relations with Mr Trump, who he described as “a true friend of the state of Israel”.
“I look forward to working with him to advance security, stability and peace in our region,” he said. – Israel
See more reactions here: http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37919394
So, what does the fact that Trump wins mean for you?
A few points to ponder:
- We may have bought ourselves some time, especially against oppressive government overreach and politicization of agencies like the IRS, Justice Department/FBI, Supreme Court, etc.
- After the inauguration, we may have a little room to breathe.
- Trump may still be a wildcard on some conservative issues.
- Anything can happen between now and January 20, 2017.
- Non administration threats like the economy, terrorism, etc., have not diminished.
So what are you going to to? Leave your comments below!
The Los Angeles Police Department is getting ready to go into Riot mode in a number of urban areas throughout Los Angeles.
“Tempers are frayed in a number of our communities from the inflammatory language and policies that some have proposed,” an LAPD source told Deadline. “If the outcome sees Mr. Trump elected, measures are in place to maintain calm, if need be.” Lieutenant Chris Ramirez added, “We don’t want anything to go sideways.
We personally received 11 of these alerts! – Ready News Staff
We are receiving hundreds of reports from people throughout the country who are saying their phones are freezing up, some after receiving over 20 FEMA IPAWS Emergency Alerts on their phones.
Back in September, FEMA conducted a nationwide test of their EAS Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS), but that test was announced well ahead of time and did not include the IPAWS WEA integrations that allows these types of messages to be delivered to smartphone devices. Today’s message was not announced by FEMA, so it was either a technical glitch or the system may have been hacked like back in September – then again FEMA just might need to get their shit together!
Whenever we talk about the need for an evacuation plan or building a bug out bag, it never fails, there’s always some guy who thinks he has it all figured out, claiming that bug out plans are unnecessary and telling everyone how he will never leave his home and supplies.
While nine times out of ten, staying sheltered in place may be a good idea for most disasters, there are going to be emergency situations that force you to have to leave your home. One good example is what happened today in Atchison, Kansas.
I often talk about preparing for the most likely disaster scenario first, before planning for those doomsday prepper scenarios that have a minuscule chance of ever occurring. In fact, a couple of weeks back I wrote an article telling people that your SHTF moment will likely be localized in nature.
This is an event that should be a serious wake-up call for those that haven’t prepared for localized disasters and events; hundreds of people had to evacuate the small town of Atchison, Kansas after a local company caused a major chemical spill.
At first, many residents were unsure of what was happening, with some taking to social media to post pictures and video of the incoming chemical plume.
According to multiple sources within the U.S. government, the CIA has been tasked with preparing an unprecedented act of cyber warfare against the Russians.
Earlier today, NBC News, a news organization that is usually extremely friendly to the Obama administration, reported that numerous current and former government officials have told them the White House had asked the CIA to deliver options for a wide-ranging “clandestine” cyber operation designed to harass and “embarrass” the Kremlin leadership.
According to NBC, the sources did not elaborate on the exact measures the CIA was considering but said the agency had already begun opening cyber doors, selecting targets and making other preparations for an operation. Former intelligence officers told NBC News that the agency had gathered reams of documents that could expose unsavory tactics by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Vice President Joe Biden Confirms Obama Admin Plans to “Send Message” to Putin
Vice President Joe Biden told “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd on Friday that “we’re sending a message” to Putin and that “it will be at the time of our choosing, and under the circumstances that will have the greatest impact.”
You can choose to be distracted by the Trump or Clinton gaff of the day, but this is the stuff that matters.
A U.S. Navy destroyer launched a salvo of Tomahawk cruise missiles early Thursday at three coastal radar sites along the western coast of Yemen in what officials said was retaliation for missiles launched this week toward a U.S. military ship in the Red Sea.
The Pentagon said the predawn offensive, launched from the U.S. destroyer Nitze, was aimed at installations in an area controlled by Houthi rebels. Initial assessments show the sites were destroyed, according to U.S. officials.
Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told reporters Thursday that the cruise missile strikes were limited.
“This was a response to direct threats to our people, to our ship, and we responded to that threat and we will be prepared to respond again,” Cook said, deflecting questions about Iranian ships being deployed to the region and Tehran’s support for the Houthis.
“Iran has played a role and has been supportive of the Houthi rebels more broadly in the conflict in Yemen, and our message to those involved in that separate conflict is that they should return to the negotiating table consistent with where they were just a few months ago,” he said.
The strikes, authorized by President Obama, pull the U.S. directly into a war in Yemen that’s gone on for more than a year. They came just hours after the Pentagon said the U.S. guided-missile destroyer Mason was targeted by missiles fired from Hudaydah, a rebel-controlled area in western Yemen.
This is a very thought-provoking take on US-Russia relations. Since the date of the writing, we’ve also heard reports of Russia quietly asking its citizens to recall children or relatives from exchange programs. Could this be just posturing, or is it a sign of things to come?
google_ad_section_end google_ad_section_start google_ad_section_end By Joel M Skousen Editor World Affairs Brief
As the US and Russia square up their support on opposite sides of the conflict in Syria, not a few mainstream news sources are beginning to fret about this confrontation breaking out into a larger war, which might go nuclear. In many ways the US is provoking Russia in Syria in sabotaging the ceasefire by attacking Syrian troops with US jets, sending in troops on the ground to advise and arm the Syrian opposition, and threatening a “no fly” zone over any place US troops reside. Most of the talk of war is in the EU and UK but at least one US general is putting out bravado about easily beating the Russians in a war, while admitting it will be deadly on both sides. On the one hand, it is a good thing that some people are waking up to the threat of the Russian military, which is already deep into strategic rearmament, but on the other hand, panicky claims too early will only put people back to sleep if they don’t pan out soon. Dozens of subscribers have written to see if all this means my timetable for WWIII has changed. This week I’ll give my updated analysis.
Daisy Luther wrote probably the most comprehensive “worry piece” about war breaking out between the US and Russia, in the Activist Post, listing “8 Alarming Warning Signs” which I’ll reference as the basis and counter point to my arguments.
How many more indicators do we need to see to realize that a major confrontation between Russia and the West is approaching rapidly? Is World War III upon us? Because it’s certainly starting to look that way, and I am far from the only person saying it. The most alarming thing about it is that WWIII is most likely to involve nuclear weapons, which brings the destruction to a level that threatens the very existence of humanity.
Frankly, you have to be more than an armchair journalist to understand all the strategic factors involved in going to war on such a worldwide scale. As I will analyze below, while the factors for a deadly confrontation in Syria are the highest they have been since Russia intervened, the strategic factors for a much wider conflict are not even close yet.
Read the rest here: HOW CLOSE IS A US-RUSSIA WAR?.
Source: HOW CLOSE IS A US-RUSSIA WAR?
Be Prepared. Click the link below to see the full CNN article.
• Hurricane Matthew remains a Category 4 storm with winds of 140 mph, according to the latest National Hurricane Center advisory. As of 2 p.m. ET, Matthew was located about 125 miles east-southeast of West Palm Beach, Florida, and is expected to make a northwest turn toward the peninsula sometime Thursday night or early Friday.
• Daytona Beach, Florida, Mayor Derrick Henry told CNN he fears residents might be emboldened by the fact that his city hasn’t seen a direct hit from a hurricane in four decades. “We’re not immune. … Get out. That is our message and that is our hope. Worry about your possessions later. Take care of your life now. You only have one life,” he said. St. Augustine Mayor Nancy Shaver issued a similar warning.
• Authorities urged more than 2 million people to leave their homes in coastal Florida, Georgia and South Carolina as the storm neared — the largest mandatory evacuations in the United States since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in 2012.
CNN affiliate WSB reported 20-mile long traffic backups on I-75 northbound, south of metro Atlanta, as people from coastal areas sought to flee the storm.
CNN’s Steve Almasy, Holly Yan, Stephanie Elam, Rolando Zenteno, Keith Allen, Shawn Nottingham, Alexander Leininger, Tony Marco, Deborah Bloom, Devon M. Sayers, Nick Valencia, Sara Sidner, Jason Morris and Rosa Flores contributed to this report.
Like we always say, if you can type it – it’s not private.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter.The company complied with a classified U.S. government directive, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI, said two former employees and a third person apprised of the events.Some surveillance experts said this represents the first case to surface of a U.S. Internet company agreeing to a spy agency’s demand by searching all arriving messages, as opposed to examining stored messages or scanning a small number of accounts in real time.It is not known what information intelligence officials were looking for, only that they wanted Yahoo to search for a set of characters. That could mean a phrase in an email or an attachment, said the sources, who did not want to be identified.Reuters was unable to determine what data Yahoo may have handed over, if any, and if intelligence officials had approached other email providers besides Yahoo with this kind of request.