This week has been an alarming one for equities traders; after weeks of steady progress a selloff dramatically reversed the Dow Jones Industrial Average, wiping out all its gains for this year and leaving it in negative territory. For many investors this all came as a very unwelcome surprise – but some analysts say the signs were there for anyone who recognized them.
It’s been obvious since his first day in office that Barack Hussein Obama has a disturbing degree of sympathy for Muslims and Islam, but that’s really shown up this week. Right now the USA’s only real ally in the Middle East, Israel, is fighting back against an attack by the terrorist organization Hamas. In the past, whenever Israel has been threatened by groups bent on a new Holocaust, America has been ready and willing to stand shoulder to shoulder with them. That’s not what’s happening now.
At 4:00am local time on September 1, 1983 Korean Airlines Flight 007 took off from Anchorage for the last leg of its flight from New York to Seoul. Not long into the flight an issue with the navigation system nudged the 747’s course to the west, finally bringing it into the Soviet Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). Just under six hours after it left Anchorage a Soviet interceptor climbed into position behind it and fired a single missile, smashing the airliner and all 269 people on board into the icy water of the North Pacific.
The most closely guarded building in Israel isn’t the Knesset building, the Western Wall or IDF headquarters. It’s not the prime minister’s house, the central bank or the home of the Mossad intelligence agency. In fact it’s a research institute at Dimona in the Negev desert. Dimona is where Israel designs and produces her ultimate deterrent, the striking force of nuclear-tipped missiles that guarantee the Jewish state’s ability to strike back against any new Holocaust. Because Israel’s best brains and most powerful weapons are there Dimona is ringed by the best technology the country can deploy and protected by an elite guard force of specially trained commandos. It’s almost immune to attack.
It’s been a better week for the US dollar against the other major currencies. After a rocky start against the Euro that saw the dollar fall to €0.7302 it rallied well and climbed steadily for the rest of the period, ending at €0.736. That’s a modest gain but since Tuesday the trend has been in the right direction for importers and currency investors. A generally improved position led to a four-day rise on Bloomberg’s dollar spot index, the longest sustained climb since May. Overall the dollar climbed against 13 out of 16 major global currencies.
A 19-month-old boy is in a medically induced coma after a 3am SWAT raid on his aunt’s home. Alecia Phonesavanh was visiting her sister in law in Habersham County, Georgia, when the local police decided to arrest her cousin on suspicion of selling $50 worth of marijuana. This minor crime apparently warranted a full-scale assault by armed police that ended with a stun grenade being thrown into the crib where Alecia’s son was sleeping. The blast left the toddler with serious burns and injuries to his face and chest – wounds that may prove fatal.
The world is a constant mass of evolving events. The media- being one of such events is also constantly evolving from the olden forms of news coverage and getting into the super digital era where you will have news as they happen. As generations have come and gone, growing more tech savvy than the previous, this has led to the media developing some better form and ways to access news such as use of television sets, newspapers and mobile devices. Moreover, today you can access news over the internet, a feature that is undoubtedly a major breakthrough in the media industry.
Many political observers have noted that Libertarians tend to be staunch advocates of gold and silver values. But it may be worthwhile for people to investigate why these commodities have proven to be so popular for many people out on the market. Investors from all fields are starting to realize that these commodities will retain their value throughout the course of a few different economic issues over time. It may be helpful to get an overview of the different types of advantages that gold and silver can provide to investors. This will be a worthwhile asset for owners to consider trying out for themselves. Some Libertarians support the use of gold and silver bullion because it is in line with their own unique political beliefs. This could be a worthwhile consideration for many people to keep in mind going forward. Fund owners may appreciate the opportunity to support trading stable commodities. Before running down to your local coin shop to buy gold bars, it might be good to have a look at some of the pros and cons to this libertarian viewpoint.
Let the Republican Party tell it, there are no Conservative news channels with the exception of FOX NEWS. However, most news outlets, such as 60 Minutes, and the NBC Nightly News, give both parties equal coverage. The outcry is typically from the extreme right who are upset to see their antiquated culture being rejected by their more liberal children and grand children. Perhaps the issue is not with the media but rather with the agenda of radical conservatives. Major news outlets only have one agenda, and that’s securing higher ratings. Therefore, the stories covered in the media are dictated by the country’s political climate and not the other way around. When people want change, they’re more prone to follow the Democratic Party. If the liberals are getting more attention, it’s caused by the overwhelming demand for change, and equal rights for all people.
Doomsday Preppers is a reality TV show featured on National Geographic. It highlights the lives of Americans who are getting ready for doomsday. Their main objective is to be prepared for potential disasters. These people believe that the world is about to end. They are afraid of the apocalypse. Their beliefs about the impending end of the world vary from one household to another. These beliefs are based on certain signs such as a rise in inflation and natural disasters, which other people do not pay too much attention to. One of the most interesting aspects about these individuals is that they stock up on weapons and gold.