Venezuela’s leftist dictator Nicolas Maduro plans to proceed with a vote to create a new constituent assembly to replace the country’s opposition-controlled Congress with a friendly constituent assembly, potentially enabling the embattled despot to redraft the country’s constitution and officially marginalize his political opponents, despite the US’s repeated ythreats of “strong and swift economic action.”
In response to the US’s threats of sanctions, the country’s senior leadership have accused Sen. Marco Rubio and CIA Director Mike Pompeo of “conspiring to overthrow” the country’s floundering leftist government and replace it with a friendlier regime, according to the Miami Herald. The escalation belies the healthy business relationship between the two countries, which is centered on the US’s purchases of hundreds of thousands of barrels of Venezuelan oil a day. . . .
“What this group is trying to do with Venezuela is basically divide the government, recognize other leaders and foment a conflict with the Venezuelans,” said Carlos Ron, the chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Venezuela, to a small group of reporters in Washington on Tuesday. This is absolutely unacceptable.” Read Complete Report
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing for “massive civil war” in America.The federal government is preparing for civil uprising,” he added, “so every time you hear about troop movements, every time you hear about movements of military equipment, the militarization of the police, the buying of the ammunition, all of this is . . . they (DHS) are preparing for a massive uprising.” . . . From intro to video.
What if the FBI was working against the President of United States?
What if it was the FBI, not a single agent as reported, but an agency-wide operation that was behind leaking information to the GOP establishment about David Petraeus’ affair with Paula Broadwell? What if it was part of an “October Surprise” to pile on top of the September 11 Benghazi consulate attack debacle in order to derail Obama’s chances of winning the 2012 election? . . . Read Complete Report
Photo: USS Hatteras (1861-1863) in action with CSS Alabama, off Galveston, Texas, on 11 January 1863. Lithographed by A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore, Md. Hatteras was sunk in this engagement. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
USS Hatteras sank in Gulf of Mexico 150 years ago after battle with CSS Alabama
On Jan. 11, 1863, a Union warship was sunk in a skirmish with a Confederate vessel in the Gulf of Mexico.
Exactly 150 years later, a new 3-D map of the USS Hatteras has been released that shows what the remains of the warship look like. The Hatteras rests on the ocean floor about 20 miles (32 kilometers) off Galveston, Texas, according to a release from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, which helped to sponsor the expedition to map the shipwreck . . . Read Complete Report
While the photos themselves are beautiful, I think they also highlight a structural change at some of our nation’s biggest institutions. The digital age continues to refashion what we want and expect from our cultural preservationists. The vaults at places like the Library of Congress and Smithsonian have long contained far more than could be displayed or appreciated in physical space. Curators cut a narrow path through all that information; they told tell stories. That part of the job hasn’t gone away, but now we also want to be able to tell our own stories. . . . Read Complete Report
Tom Head, a county judge in Lubbock, Texas, plunged far out into the periphery of anti-President Barack Obama conspiracy theories on Monday, pushing a particularly outrageous one as justification for a tax increase in the county.
Head told FOX34 that Lubbock’s law enforcement needed extra tax dollars in order to be prepared for a full-scale uprising, which he said could be a byproduct of Obama’s reelection. According to Head, the president is seeking to sign a variety of United Nations treaties that will effectively take precedent over domestic law.
“He’s going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N., and what is going to happen when that happens?” Head asked. “I’m thinking the worst. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. And we’re not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations, we’re talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy.” . . . Read Complete Report