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GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH - December 6, 2015: Will US Ease Off Gold Price Suppression to Offset Rate-Rise Boost to Dollar?

Will U.S. ease off gold price suppression to offset rate-rise boost to dollar? Submitted by cpowell on Sunday, December 6, 2015 .  December 6, 2015 Your secretary/treasurer is no market analyst. Rather, he is only the archivist of documentation of largely surreptitious intervention in the gold market by central banks to defend their currencies and government bonds, to control interest rates and the prices of strategic commodities, and, really, thereby to control the world:

RT Video News - December 6, 2015: China Holds Military Drill at Gulf Of Aden

Published on Dec 6, 2015 Chinese navy engages in military drill at Gulf of Aden.

The Guardian | World | Europe | UK | Benefits - December 6, 2015 (11:12GMT): Widening Benefits Ban To Young Britons As Leverage In EU Talks Not Ruled Out

theguardian.com Widening benefits ban to young Britons as leverage in EU talks not ruled out Nicholas Watt Iain Duncan Smith has declined to rule out imposing a four-year ban on young people in Britain claiming in-work benefits as a way of securing a deal in David Cameron’s EU negotiations. Amid strong opposition across the EU to the prime minister’s plans to impose such a ban on EU migrants, the work and pensions secretary raised the possibility that the change could be achieved by imposing it on UK citizens as well. The prime minister, who had hoped to conclude his EU negotiations at a summit later this month, was forced to agree last week that he would have to wait until the new year to finalise the deal. Cameron agreed to the delay after the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, told him in a telephone call that there was strong opposition to his plan to seek to limit migration to the UK by imposing a four-year ban on EU migrants clai

The Guardian | World | Middle East | Yemen - December 6, 2015 (14:22GMT): Isis Claims Responsibility For Assassinating Governor of Aden.

theguardian.com Isis claims responsibility for assassinating governor of Aden Kareem Shaheen   Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for the assassination of the governor of the southern port city of Aden in Yemen, one of the highest profile attacks by the terror group’s affiliate in the war-torn country. The killing of the governor in a car bomb attack in the city, which is under the control of a coalition led by Saudi Arabia to restore the rule of the elected president, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, is a stark reminder of a brutal conflict that has raged for nine months and left in its wake a security vacuum that is being filled by both al-Qaida and Isis. “Islamic State fighters were able on Sunday morning to assassinate the governor of Aden, Maj Gen Jaafar Mohamed Saad,” a news service associated with Isis said in a statement. “[Isis] fighters had parked a car filled with explosives in the Tawahi district and detonated it as the governor’s

The Guardian | World | U.S. | Gun Control - November 6, 2015: San Bernardino Shooting: US Gun Sales Soar As New Front Opens In Push For Gun Control

theguardian.com San Bernardino shooting: US gun sales soar as new front opens in push for gun control David Smith Stocks in Smith & Wesson, maker of some of the weapons used in the San Bernardino attacks, have surged in the days since the tragedy , in keeping with a pattern that sees the the share prices of gun manufacturers jump after high-profile shootings in America. Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger & Co jump early Thursday, part of a trend that has seen gun-makers’ stocks quadruple S&P 500 returns in past five years Wariness of tougher gun laws in response to the massacres routinely drives panic buying of more of weapons. Amid a recent spate of shootings, guns flew off the shelves in record numbers on the national shopping bonanza known as Black Friday, according to the FBI.

NYT | Politics - November 6, 2015: California Attack Has Rethinking Strategy on Home Terror(Originally Published on December 5, 2015).

nytimes.com California Attack Has U.S. Rethinking Strategy on Homegrown Terror Peter Baker and Eric Schmitt   WASHINGTON — The day before Thanksgiving, President Obama reassured Americans there was “no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland.” Seven days later came an explosion of gunfire and the deadliest terrorist attack in America since Sept. 11, 2001. What may be most disturbing is not that Mr. Obama was wrong, but that apparently he was right. By all accounts so far, the government had no concrete intelligence warning of the assault on Wednesday that killed 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif. Swift, ruthless and deadly, the attack appeared to reflect an evolution of the terrorist threat that Mr. Obama and federal officials have long dreaded: homegrown, self-radicalized individuals operating undetected before striking one of many soft targets that can never be fully protec