I’ve been a guest writer at Zero Hedge for quite a few years.
Shocking as it may seem, “Tyler” and the gang have put absolutely no pressure on me to spin stories one way or the other.
… Or to avoid any topics.
I’ve asked Tyler more than once whether I should write on a certain topic, and he’s consistently – and shockingly – said I should write whatever I want.
For example, on September 30, 2009, I asked Tyler about posting rules.
According to CNN, yet another close encounter took place between the U.S. and Russia yesterday, as a Russian SU-27 allegedly conducted a barrel roll over top of a U.S. Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance plane flying over the Baltic sea. The incident was in international airspace according to the Defense Department.
This is the second time a Russian jet has allegedly barrel rolled over a U.S. plane flying over the Baltic, and the incident marks the fourth close encounter between the two countries just this month, as tensions continue to rapidly escalate between the two countries.
The Russian SU-27 approached alongside within 25 feet of the U.S. aircraft, and then flew inverted over the top of the plane to the other side, according to Lt. Col. Michelle L. Baldanza, a U.S. Army spokesperson.
$40,000 in gold – the fact that gold doesn’t take up much space and that no government can actually order humanity to forget that it is the money of the free market, are among the many reasons that make it an ideal store of value.
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Less than two years ago, the US set up another puppet government in the mid-east this time in the state of Iraq when following substantial US pressure, on August 14, 2014 then prime minister al-Maliki agreed to stepped down and be replaced with Haider al-Abadi. Today, the regime is in chaos and the system set up in Iraq by the US is collapsing when protesters loyal to popular Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr breached the heavily fortified Green Zone, home to government buildings and foreign embassies, and stormed the Iraqi parliament forcing MPs to flee and unleashing a state of emergency for all of Baghdad.
As can be seen in the photo (and live webcast below), hundreds of demonstrators occupied the country’s parliament. Video from inside the building showed jubilant crowds waving Iraqi flags and shouting “peaceful, peaceful.” Supporters of Sadr, whose fighters once controlled swaths of Baghdad and helped defend the capital from ISIS, have been demonstrating for weeks at the gates of the Green Zone, responding to their leader’s call to pressure the government to reform.
Having failed test after test, the F-35 Joint Strike fighter will soon go head-to-head against the decades-old A-10 Thunderbolt II, in what has been described as both a “common sense” step and a “silly exercise.”
The infamous F-35 has had its share of problems. After over $1 trillion in development costs, the state-of-the-art aircraft has struggled to achieve even the most basic functions of fighter jet, including shooting, maneuvering, and flying.
More and more people keep asking what in the hell is wrong with this country… everything gets more backwards and twisted and wrong by the day.
Here’s another great example of how screwed up everything has become. A higher court in Oklahoma just ruled that forcing an unconscious person to perform oral sex somehow magically isn’t sexual assault.
The case centers around a 17-year-old boy accused of taking advantage of a drunk 16-year-old girl who was later found to have a blood alcohol level of .341 — a dangerously high level that could easily land an adult in the hospital with alcohol poisoning, let alone a teenage girl. It’s the quintessential Lifetime Network movie-of-the-week. The last thing she remembers is passing out in the park. The boy’s DNA was found around her mouth and leg, so something obviously occurred and it isn’t the mystery crime of the century what.
Although he was charged with with rape and forcible oral sodomy, because the law in Oklahoma does not specifically state “an unconscious or intoxicated person cannot give consent” and Oklahoma rape statutes do not apply to a person’s mouth, the charges were thrown out.
– ‘We’re NEVER going back to Thailand’: Son who was brutally beaten unconscious with his elderly parents tells of their shocking ordeal as new footage shows fight broke out when they brushed past street thug:
A British graphic designer beaten unconscious in a savage attack by vicious thugs in Thailand along with his elderly parents has vowed never to return to the country.
Lewis Owen, his businessman father, also called Lewis, and mother Rosemary, both 68, were beaten up during the attack by at least six people.
The family were on holiday on the beach resort of Hua Hin when they were attacked. Mr Owen, who lives in Singapore said neither he nor his elderly parents would go back.
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After a review of options by a panel of activists, a petition has been launched on Whitehouse.gov seeking to create a mandatory minimum sentence to be imposed on officers who kill unarmed citizens. The activists hope to create an incentive for officers to think before they act. Under this legislation, officers will not be able to use the excuse they were in fear for their lives when encountering a unarmed citizen. When officers carelessly destroy the lives of the unarmed, their life will also be destroyed.
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The more aware I become of Israel and the people who occupy what was formerly Palestine, the more difficult it is for me to be a Jew.
I have never been a religious person but I do enjoy the cultural aspect of Judaism, the music, the humor, and what used to be the values . . . the involvement of Jews in the struggle for the civil and human rights of all people.