1,000 U.S. Marines are headed to the Jordan/Syrian border. You might remember pieces of the 1st Armored Division are already there. Military exercises are common between the U.S. and Jordan, but this is not part of a military exercise. The Pentagon is worried about the fighting in the Syrian civil war spilling into Jordan and wants to protect the Kingdom.
There’s another story about how the U.S. government has been secretly collecting information, this time from Verizon customers. The NSA had unlimited authority to collect any and all data it wanted, and some in Congress are asking questions. Civil liberties and freedom are constantly under attack in this country. If we had a real liberal like Thomas Jefferson in the White House, we wouldn’t have any of the secret data collection, drone surveillance, NDAA indefinite detention and drone murder attacks. What’s in the White House now are social fascists. Bush was a conservative fascist, but I got to tell you, Mr. Obama is making what Nixon did in the 70’s look like child’s play.
Congress to DHS: Stop buying ammunition! There is a bill in the House of Representatives to stop DHS from entering into new contracts. Why? The Hill is reporting some in Congress say “it’s a necessary reaction to news of the huge purchase, which alarmed many Americans and prompted conservative groups to suspect that the government was stocking up on the rounds to fight citizens.”
There is record demand for Gold and Silver Eagles according to the U.S. mint. How can that be if the price of gold has been going down in the last few months? The demand is not phony, so the price must be.
Water, water everywhere, at least in the eastern half of the Midwest. In the Western half, it’s still suffering from drought conditions. Bottom line–crop yields are going to take a big hit and that means prices for food are going higher.
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