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“Let the Headlines Speak”
by From the Internet   
May 13th, 2016

Hezbollah MP says Israel responsible for commander's death and is starting 'open war
Nawar al-Saheli, a Hezbollah member of Lebanon's parliament, accused Israel on Friday of being responsible for the death of their top commander, Mustafa Amine Badreddine, and called the attack part of an "open war."  

Declassified documents detail 9/11 commission's inquiry into Saudi Arabia
An interrogation report prepared after the questioning of the Saudi diplomat in February 2004 is among the most tantalizing of a sheaf of newly declassified documents from the files of the staff of the 9/11 commission. The files, which were quietly released by the National Archives over the last 18 months and have drawn little public scrutiny until now,  

Federal Funds Won’t Be Gutted Over North Carolina Bathroom Bill Drama
Gov. Pat McCrory stood his ground, suing the DOJ for “baseless and blatant overreach.” Attorney General Loretta Lynch absurdly claimed this law is akin to Jim Crow laws of the segregationist South. Well, after all the chest beating, it looks like North Carolina won’t be at risk of losing federal funds (via USA Today):  

The Obama administration will send a letter to every public school district in the country telling them to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity, as opposed to their birth certificate.  

Show of Force: US Sends M1 Abrams Tanks to Georgia to 'Impress' Russia
The US Department of Defense deployed M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks to Georgia to take part in the Noble Partner 16 war-games in what appears to be the latest display of Washington's military power at a time when NATO's muscle flexing has become increasingly frequent close to Russia's border.  

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shakes Taiwan
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rocked northern Taiwan on Friday afternoon, just a day after two other temblors exceeding magnitudes of 5 hit the same area off the island's northeastern coast.  

Obama Admin. to Direct Public Schools to Let Transgender Students Use Bathroom of Their Choice
The Obama administration will direct public schools across the country on Friday to permit transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity. “A school may provide separate facilities on the basis of sex, but must allow transgender students access to such facilities consistent with their gender identity,” said a letter...being sent to schools.  

The global internal displacement crisis is the worst it's ever been
In the 12 months of 2015, there were 27.8 million new displacements equivalent to the combined populations of New York City, London, Paris and Cairo, according to a report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). Although the current migration crisis is by no means a small issue, the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) is double the number of refugees worldwide, IDMC said.  

Russia Calls New U.S. Missile Defense System a ‘Direct Threat’
As American and allied officials celebrated the opening of a...missile defense system in Europe...Russia on Thursday suggested the system had raised the risks of a nuclear war. Russian officials reiterated...the American-built system imperiled Russia’s security. But the public discussion in Russia was a nuclear confrontation might play out in Europe...that Romania...might be reduced to “smoking ruins.”  

Federal judge rules Obamacare is being funded unconstitutionally
House Republicans won...a potentially historic lawsuit Thursday when a federal judge declared the Obama administration was unconstitutionally spending money to subsidize health insurers without obtaining an appropriation from Congress. Last year...Judge Rosemary Collyer broke new ground by ruling the...House of Representatives had legal standing to sue the president over how he was enforcing his signature healthcare law.  

Syria aid convoy denied entry to besieged suburb of Darayya
Syrian government forces have blocked what would have been the first aid convoy to a besieged Damascus suburb for more than three years. The convoy had been given permission "from all parties" to proceed, the UN and Red Cross said. About 4,000 people are thought to be trapped in the rebel-held suburb of Darayya.  

A quiet alliance: Jordanian and Israeli cooperation on the rise
Despite the fact that much of the Jordanian population sees Israel as the enemy, cooperation and people-to-people relations are quietly and slowly growing. The second batch of 500 Jordanian day workers was recently approved to work in hotels in Eilat, and the government hopes to eventually reach 1,500 Jordanian workers in the Red Sea city.  

Hezbollah suffers big blow as top commander killed
Top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine has been killed, the Lebanese group said on Friday, the biggest blow to the Iranian-backed organization since its military chief was killed in 2008.  

Socialism Is An Immoral System
The American economic system, and in fact the world’s economic system is failing, and that failure is being attributed by many on the left (and some on the right) as a failure of capitalism.  

First Senate Appropriations Bill Passed Spends More Than Obama Requested
The U.S. Senate’s first spending bill of 2016 spends more than President Barack Obama requested and lacks significant conservative amendments, but it still sailed to passage in the Republican-led Senate Thursday.  

He’s an Atheist. A Satanist. And He Wants Your Vote
Steve Hill in many ways is a typical candidate running for elected office in California. He’s a former U.S. Marine looking to reform public schools, reduce the state’s mass incarceration rates, and create jobs. But a couple things are holding him back: He’s an avowed atheist and Satanic Temple organizer.  

There's a 'very dangerous situation' taking place in the Comex's gold vault
Something big is happening with gold. Over the past few years, if you bought and owned gold and gold mining shares, it’s been frustrating with gold prices in the doldrums of 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012. That’s four years of downside correction. But, that was then, and this is now. Let’s discuss what’s happening and nail down some serious opportunity…

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