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Putin Ready to Seize British Oil Assets in Russia
by Tom McGregor    Fri, Jul 25, 2014, 02:03 AM

Russian President Vladimir Putin is threatening to seize all British oil assets in Russia if Great Britain Prime Minister David Cameron moves forward on tougher sanctions aginst Moscow.

According to the Daily Telegraph of London, "Russia has issued a threat to seize the assets of British companies including BP and Shell as a retaliation against David Cameron’s demand for tough sanctions. In a mounting war of words, a senior diplomatic source claimed Moscow would “fight back” against any industry-wide EU sanctions by putting British companies working in Russia oil on the frontline."

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FBI Cracks Down on Backstreet Butt Injections
by Tom McGregor    Fri, Jul 25, 2014, 01:17 AM

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is launching a full-scale investigation to spank backstreet butt injection clinics out of business.

The BBC News reports that, "A growing number of American women are getting plastic surgery to enhance their behinds. But with the costs running into the thousands of dollars, many are choosing cheap, illegal and life-threatening backstreet procedures."

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South Africa to Ban Foreign Property Development
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 10:33 PM

South African politicians have gone native. They are pasing laws that would forbid foreigners from owning land and engaging in property development.

According to the BBC News, "The South African government has announced plans to fast-track a bill barring foreigners from buying land. The Regulations of Land Holdings Bill would mean foreigners will only be able to lease land for 30 years."

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Brits to Boost GM Crops in Africa
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 09:39 PM

British-based think tank Chatham House is calling for African countries to boost agricultural production with genetically-modified (GM) crops.

The BBC News reports that, "Sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector needs to harvest the fruits of biotechnology in order to establish sustainable development, says a report. A key challenge is to attract funding for biotechnology projects on staple crops, such as cassava, it added."

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Trendy: Obama Scandals Art
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 11:58 PM

L.A. is a trendy city and now local artists are expressing their disgust for President Barry Obama by creating Obama Scandals Art.

KABC 7 Los Angeles reports that, "President Barack Obama arrived in Los Angeles Wednesday, marking the last stop of his West Coast fundraising trip. The trip has come under some criticism with posters popping up in a Hancock Park neighborhood featuring the president's face under a headline reading "SCANDALS." A line on the bottom says "DON'T BE AN" then has a hashtag and an expletive."

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Ukraine Seeks Nuke Weapons Superpower Status
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 10:46 PM

Ukraine is hoping to regain its status as a nuclear weapons superpower state.

According to Ria Novosti, "Draft law on restoring Ukraine’s nuclear status was registered at Ukraine’s Parliament on Wednesday at the request of Svoboda party."

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EU to Enforce 40% Cut on Energy Consumption
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 10:02 PM

European Union officals are planning to announce a binding agreement on member states that EU consumers must reduce their energy consumption by at least 40 percent. 

The BBC News reports that, "EU commissioners are meeting today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be. Several countries, anxious over the security of their Russian gas supplies, are pushing for a tough, binding goal."

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US Export-Import Bank Subsidizes Boeing
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 09:01 PM

 Airplane manufacturer Boeing can enjoy receiving massive subsidies through the US federal government by taking generous loans from the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

According to the Daily Caller, "Between 2009 and 2013, the Export-Import Bank of the United States authorized more than $16 billion in loans and loan guarantees to 34 state-owned foreign airlines for the purchase of Boeing aircraft, according to an analysis by Heritage Action."

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Obama Funds Hamas with $11bn US Weapons
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 08:00 PM

President Barry Obama deployed $11 billion of U.S.-made weapons to the Islamist terorist organization, Hamas in the Palestine, so they can wage war against Israel. US Secretary of State John Kerry utilized favorable diplomatic relations with Qatar to ensure the transaction would be completed.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Qatar recently cemented an enormous weapons deal with the United States. But this week, the tiny, resource-rich Gulf kingdom with outsized geopolitical ambitions — and a seemingly bottomless pocketbook — might be setting itself up for more problematic relations with the U.S. Last week, Qatar closed the largest sale of American weaponry so far this year, purchasing $11 billion worth of Patriot missile batteries and Apache attack helicopters. The sale revealed that Qatar hasn't exactly been lacking in strategic daring in the wake of its failed bet on Muslim Brotherhood-linked political movements throughout the Middle East, and its subsequent fallout in diplomatic relations with neighboring Gulf monarchies."

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Radical Islamists Promote Jihad Tourism
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Jul 22, 2014, 11:37 PM

Militant Muslims can spend their vacations on jihad tourism, where they can celebrate suicide bombing and have a blast.

Channel NewsAsia reports that, "Known for kidnapping, public stonings, lashings and executions, the Islamic State (IS) is now expanding into tourism, taking jihadists on honeymoon and civilians to visit other parts of its "caliphate."

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