Senator Rand Paul Seeks Congressional Action to Halt EB-5 Program Changes

As we previously discussed, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed substantial changes to the EB-5 regulations on July 24, 2019. The “EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization Rule” is scheduled for implementation on November 21, 2019. It appears that the Administration will apply the rule, as written, unless Congress acts to stop it. On August 20, … Read moreSenator Rand Paul Seeks Congressional Action to Halt EB-5 Program Changes

Ex-White House aide, business partner convicted in post-Katrina foreign investment fraud case

Federal court jurors in New Orleans on Friday convicted a former top military aide to three U.S. presidents and his business partner on charges that they scammed $15 million out of foreign nationals who believed they could become permanent American residents if they invested in the city’s post-Hurricane Katrina recovery. The decision capped off retired … Read moreEx-White House aide, business partner convicted in post-Katrina foreign investment fraud case

Catherine’s Money & Markets Report: September 12, 2019

~ Raw audio of the Money & Markets will publish late September 12th, finalized audio will be published on September 13th ~ By Catherine Austin Fitts Theme: Life in the Intersection Stories: Brexit Hero: To Come Let’s Go to the Movies: American Factory Blast from the Past Human Communications Between Reality and Official Reality with … Read moreCatherine’s Money & Markets Report: September 12, 2019

Tax appeal limits will not affect penny stock cases

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Friday directed that the recently revised higher threshold limits for filing of appeals by the income tax (I-T) department will not apply in cases relating to “organised tax evasion” by taxpayers. The CBDT seeks to plug the blatant misuse of capital gains provisions on penny stocks. Please … Read moreTax appeal limits will not affect penny stock cases

No need for pessimism over 5% growth: Nirmala Sitharaman

There is no need for unnecessary pessimism as far as 5% GDP growth is concerned, said Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The 5% GDP growth rate has raised the alarm across various circles. But Sitharaman made it clear that, during the UPA regime in 2012-13, GDP growth was around that level too. Please follow and … Read moreNo need for pessimism over 5% growth: Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance ministry asks infrastructure ministries, PSUs to step up spending

With the private sector holding back investment in creating additional capacity, the finance ministry on Friday sought to push the country’s top public sector companies and the infrastructure ministries to move ahead with their capital expenditure, or capex, plans and generate sufficient demand from such core sector industries as cement and steel. Please follow and … Read moreFinance ministry asks infrastructure ministries, PSUs to step up spending

Strategika Issue 60: The Monroe Doctrine and Current U.S. Foreign Policy

The Monroe Doctrine: Guide to the Future Please read a new essay by my colleague, Williamson Murray in Strategika. The Monroe Doctrine, which purports to warn other states from interfering in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere, has supposedly remained a basic principle of American foreign policy since the first half … Read more → Please … Read moreStrategika Issue 60: The Monroe Doctrine and Current U.S. Foreign Policy

‘I Don’t Think We Can Possibly Fight Them if We Don’t Understand the History’ – CounterSpin retrospective on Tea Party revisionism with Sikivu Hutchinson, Jodi Jacobson and Rick Perlstein

The August 30, 2019, episode of CounterSpin included a compilation of archival interviews about the Tea Party movement, featuring Sikivu Hutchinson, Jodi Jacobson and Rick Perlstein. This is a lightly edited transcript. Play Stop pop out X MP3 Link New York Times (8/28/19) Janine Jackson: The Tea Party didn’t get what it wanted, but it … Read more‘I Don’t Think We Can Possibly Fight Them if We Don’t Understand the History’ – CounterSpin retrospective on Tea Party revisionism with Sikivu Hutchinson, Jodi Jacobson and Rick Perlstein

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Actions to Assist Americans Impacted By Hurricane Dorian

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced actions it is taking to assist Americans in states affected by Hurricane Dorian. “The U.S. Department of Labor is actively engaged in Administration-wide efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Dorian,” said Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella. “As Americans from across the country … Read moreU.S. Department of Labor Announces Actions to Assist Americans Impacted By Hurricane Dorian

Trade Wars Are a Fool’s Game, by Eric Margolis

According to the great military thinker, Maj. Gen. J.F.C. Fuller, ‘the object of war is not victory. It is to achieve political goals.’ Too bad President Donald Trump does not read books. He has started economic wars against China, Russia, Iran, Cuba and Venezuela without any clear strategic objective beyond inflating his ego as the… … Read moreTrade Wars Are a Fool’s Game, by Eric Margolis

Mugabe’s Rule Led Us to Dismiss Nationalism, But That Was a Mistake, by Patrick Cockburn

Robert Mugabe was one of the many leaders who came to power as a national liberator between the 1950s and 1980s, only to establish violent, corrupt and incompetent autocracies. The decades of misrule they inflicted on their countries did much to discredit nationalism as a progressive ideology that could better people’s lives. Bad though Mugabe… … Read moreMugabe’s Rule Led Us to Dismiss Nationalism, But That Was a Mistake, by Patrick Cockburn

The End of White America Is Now Assured, by Paul Craig Roberts

The lack of response by white Americans to their demonization as they decline as a percent of the population demonstrates their lack of concern with their fate. It seems as if the West is dead in every way. The rule of law is dead throughout the West. Democracy is a scam. There is oligarchic rule…. … Read moreThe End of White America Is Now Assured, by Paul Craig Roberts

EEOC Sues KU Medical Center for Firing Whistleblower Who Exposed Age Discrimination

The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) violated federal law when it discharged a manager who alerted officials that his department head instructed staff to give hiring preference to millennials over older applicants, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit today. Please follow and like us:

I experienced racism and prejudice at a young age: Russell Peters

New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Tickling the funny bone comes naturally to Russell Peters, who makes people chuckle with his jokes on cultures, ethnicities and stereotypical accents. The Indo-Canadian stand-up comedy star says he has experienced racism and prejudice at a very young age. “I experienced racism and prejudice at a very young age and it … Read moreI experienced racism and prejudice at a young age: Russell Peters

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $400,000 in Brookwood-Sago Grants For Mine Safety Education and Training

ARLINGTON, VA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced the award of $400,000 in funding through its Brookwood-Sago grant program to support education and training to help identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around the nation’s mines.  The Fiscal Year 2019 grants focus on powered … Read moreU.S. Department of Labor Awards $400,000 in Brookwood-Sago Grants For Mine Safety Education and Training

(What’s Left of) Our Economy: A Good U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Report – for Trump Trade War Critics

This morning’s August jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department was mediocre news for the American economy as a whole, but it finally brought some good news for opponents of President Trump’s trade policies. For the new monthly numbers, plus the latest set of benchmark revisions, finally revealed some notable damage to hiring in U.S. … Read more(What’s Left of) Our Economy: A Good U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Report – for Trump Trade War Critics

US adds temp jobs in August, but rise nearly offset by downward revisions

The US added 15,000 temporary help services jobs last month, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, the agency revised downward the number of temp jobs added in July by 12,100, and the total number of temp jobs are down compared to the total number of temp … Read moreUS adds temp jobs in August, but rise nearly offset by downward revisions

Korn Ferry revenue up 7% in constant currency on RPO and professional search

Revenue rose 7% in constant currency at Korn Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) in its fiscal first quarter ended July 31; it was up 4.1% on a reported basis. The increase was primarily attributed to growth in RPO and professional search. The Los Angeles-headquartered firm also reported net income increased to $42.9 million from a … Read moreKorn Ferry revenue up 7% in constant currency on RPO and professional search