Drudge: ‘HOMELAND SECURITY TO TAKE CHARGE OF ELECTIONS’

Drudge Homeland Security Elections - Drudge ReportWhy does the Department of Homeland Security all of a sudden want to oversee security for the election in November? Just a little while ago I checked the Drudge Report, and I was greeted by the following headline all in red: “HOMELAND SECURITY TO TAKE CHARGE OF ELECTIONS”. I was immediately alarmed, because I had already heard about how local election databases had been hacked, and Donald Trump has expressed concern that the presidential election in November could be rigged somehow. So I immediately clicked on the link and it took me to an article from the Washington Examiner

Even before the FBI identified new cyber attacks on two separate state election boards, the Department of Homeland Security began considering declaring the election a “critical infrastructure,” giving it the same control over security it has over Wall Street and and the electric power grid.

Winds Of War: Is Russia Conducting A Massive Mobilization Of Troops For An Invasion Of Ukraine?

Russian Troops - Public DomainThe drumbeats of war are growing louder.  Fighting in eastern Ukraine between separatists and pro-government forces has risen to an intensity not seen in well over a year, and the Russians claim that they recently foiled a “Ukrainian plot” to conduct terror attacks in Crimea.  As tensions in the region have increased, the Russians have used the cover of “military drills” to move massive amounts of troops and military equipment up to the border with Ukraine.  This is something that I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, but things have intensified since then, and a huge military exercise is planned for September.  Needless to say, the Ukrainians are quite alarmed by this, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is warning that a full scale mobilization of the Ukrainian military may be needed.  If something is going to happen, it is likely to happen soon.  As you will see below, once we get into October it will become much less likely that we would see a Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Don’t take your dog’s medicine

As doctors continue over-prescribing antibiotics for all manner of minor illness, Americans have become so convinced that the drugs are a cure-all for any ailment that some are even dipping into antibiotics prescribed for their pets when they have a minor case of the sniffles.

That’s according to new information from medical researchers who were surprised to learn just how many Americans take antibiotics intended for veterinary use.

CNN reported on the findings:

Of the randomly selected adults …, 5% reported using antibiotics without a prescription in the past 12 months, 14.2% stored them at home in case of an emergency, and a whopping 25.4% said they intended to use antibiotics in an unprescribed manner at some time in the future.

For media, questioning Clinton’s health is a fireable offense

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is a 68-year-old woman who’s suffered a serious brain injury, frequently stumbles when moving about and who has on several occasions had uncontrollable coughing fits. But let’s not talk about that.

That’s the message coming from mainstream media outlets despite a desire from a majority of Americans to know whether she’s physically up for the job of commander-in-chief and serious questions about her health raised by prominent medical experts.

But it’s evidently become increasingly dangerous to question Clinton’s health in public forums.

Television personality Dr. Drew Pinsky said he was “gravely concerned” about Clinton in a recent interview.

“She released her medical records some time ago, and if you listened to my show … I just called a friend of mine, Dr. Robert [name unclear], who’s an excellent internist-pulmonologist, and we just dispassionately sat and evaluated the medical record that she had released, he said. “And based on the information that she has provided and her doctors have provided, we were gravely concerned not just about her health, but her health care.”

The central banks are now ready to launch their ‘brave new world’

The latest Federal Reserve meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is over and so far it would seem that the general investment world is not too happy about Janet Yellen’s statements as well as those of other Fed officials.  In fact, many people are looking for some simple clarity as to what the central bank is actually planning.

Most importantly, investors want to know why the Fed is suddenly so adamant about continued interest rate hikes in 2016.  Only a couple months ago, almost everyone, including alternative economic analysts, was arguing that the Fed will “never dare” to raise rates again so soon, and that there was no chance of a rate hike so close to the presidential elections.

Instead, investors have been greeted with surging rate-hike odds as Fed officials openly hint of another boost, probably in September.

Major Cities All Over America Have Become Infested With Opioid Addicts And Extremely Violent Gangs

City Abstract - Public DomainViolence and drugs are flooding the streets of our major cities, but those that live in cushy suburban neighborhoods may not have heard much about this because the mainstream media is so obsessed with covering Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. As you will see below, drug overdose deaths involving heroin and prescription opioid pain relievers have soared to unprecedented levels, and in some areas of the country health authorities are finding themselves absolutely overwhelmed by overdose cases this summer. Law enforcement officials are doing what they can to combat this epidemic, but because Barack Obama has left our borders wide open the gangs are able to transport these dangerous drugs into this country with ease. As a result, we are facing a crisis on a level that we haven’t seen since at least the 1980s.

Let’s start with some hard numbers. The following comes from the official CDC website

The Day The Lights Go Out And The Trucks Stop Running

Lights Out - Public DomainWhat would happen if some sort of major national emergency caused a massive transportation disruption that stopped trucks from running?  The next time you talk to a trucker, please thank them for their service, because without their hard work none of our lives would be possible.  In America today, very few of us live a truly independent lifestyle, and that means that we rely on the system to provide what we need.  Most of us take for granted that there will always be plenty of goods at Wal-Mart and at the grocery store whenever we need more “stuff”, and most of us never give a second thought to how all of that “stuff” gets there.  Well, the truth is that most of it is brought in by trucks, and if the trucks stopped running for some reason the entire country would devolve into chaos very rapidly.