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Budget-strapped US Navy is cutting its submarine force by 30%

The US Navy, facing a budget shortage, is cutting its submarine force by 30 percent as other powerful countries build up their undersea warfare capabilities, a US admiral told Congress. Rear Adm. Richard Breckenridge, director of Navy undersea warfare programs, said the decline of US submarines is placing a key US military advantage at risk. “Our adversaries are not standing …

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10 reasons why diplomatic solution is unlikely in Syria

Over the past few days, there has been a tremendous wave of optimism that it may be possible for war with Syria to be averted. Unfortunately, it appears that a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Syria is extremely unlikely.   Assad is certainly willing to give up his chemical weapons, but he wants the US to accept a bunch …

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Syria crisis: US and Russia agree chemical weapons deal

Inspectors to be given ‘immediate unfettered access’ with a ‘comprehensive list’ of weapons from Damascus within a week, says Kerry Conal Urquhart theguardian.com, Link to video: Syria: US and Russia agree deal to eliminate chemical weapons The United States and Russia have agreed that Syrian chemical weapons will be placed under international control and destroyed in a process that will …

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Fisa judge: Snowden’s NSA disclosures triggered important spying debate

Spencer Ackerman in Washington theguardian.com, Friday 13 September 2013 13.14 EDT The ACLU said: ‘The opinion recognizes the importance of transparency to the debate about NSA spying.’ Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/EPA The court that oversees US surveillance has ordered the government to review for declassification a set of secret rulings about the National Security Agency’s bulk trawls of Americans’ phone records, …

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Morgan Whistleblowers Confess Bank Manipulates Gold & Silver

In a stunning development, two JP Morgan whistleblowers have confessed that the bank manipulates the gold and silver markets. This is truly a shocking admission by the courageous JP Morgan whistleblowers. In a blockbuster King World News interview, London metals trader Andrew Maguire told KWN that the two JP Morgan employees came directly to him with hard evidence that the …

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I am Against Tearing Down Old DeLand Court House

I am a member already since back in year of 1979 in New Smyrna Bch. with Dorothy T. Miller & Doris Leeper..I lived at River View Hotel then & Owned Peterson Roofing..I was present in town of Volusia when plaque was placed there under BIG OAK tree Memory of HALLs…just before crossing over bridge to Astor on Hi Way 40… …

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Dramatic report: Inside the battle for Syria’s ancient Christian village

Anti-Assad rebels have been forced out of many parts of Syria’s ancient Christian village of Maaloula, but the fighting there remains heavy, RT correspondent Maria Finoshina reports from the scene. After arriving in the center of the village Wednesday, Maria Finoshina and the RT camera crew saw signs of a recent battle and heard shelling. Syrian Army soldiers said the …

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The Science of Raising Your Vibration

Marc Oromaner, Contributor Waking Times Anyone who travels within spiritual circles has probably heard about “vibrations.” The context is usually that someone with a higher vibration is somehow more spiritual or that the goal of the individual is to raise his or her vibration. But what does this really mean? Is it all just spiritual mumbo jumbo or is there …