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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan broke his silence over the crisis engulfing his country’s closest Arab ally Qatar today, condemning the actions of the group of Gulf countries that cut off ties with the emirate over its alleged support for extremist groups and Iran. In a related move, Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has decided to fast-track bills to deploy Turkish forces in Qatar and train Qatari troops in its legislative agenda. Turkey is building a base in Qatar that will eventually host up to 10,000 troops under an accord in which Turkey pledged to defend the Gulf state.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/06/erdogan-rebukes-gulf-states-qatar.html

QATAR FM SAYS IRAN SAID THEY ARE READY TO HELP QATAR WITH FOOD & 3 OF THEIR PORTS WILL BE DESIGNATED FOR QATAR: RTRS.
QATAR FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS WE ARE NOT READY TO SURRENDER AND WILL NEVER COMPROMISE THE INDEPENDENCE OF OUR FOREIGN POLICY: RTRS.
QATAR FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS TURKISH TROOPS COMING TO QATAR IS FOR THE SAKE OF THE SECURITY OF THE ENTIRE REGION: RTRS.
QATAR FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS WE RESPECT THE LNG AGREEMENTS WE HAVE SIGNED WITH THE UAE
QATAR FOREIGN MINISTER AL THANI: WE DON’T KNOW HOW THE RECONCILIATION WILL TAKE PLACE: BBG
There was a hint that Qatar can cripple its neighbors’ energy infrastructure, if the situation escalates further:

QATAR FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS 40 PERCENT OF UAE POWER DEPENDS ON THE NATURAL GAS OF QATAR
As to the “ultimatum” issued by Saudi Arabia, and the demand list submitted by the Saudi coalition nations reported yesterday by the WSJ, Qatar appears to not have seen it yet.

QATAR FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS THERE ARE NO CLEAR DEMANDS YET, WE ARE WAITING FOR THAT
Meanwhile, Reuters on Thursday reconfirmed that Trump offered on Wednesday to help resolve a worsening diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Arab powers as the United Arab Emirates invoked the possibility of an economic embargo on Doha over its alleged support of terrorism.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-08/qatar-says-we-will-never-surrender-welcomes-turkish-troops-iran-offers-food-ports


Liberals have been frothing at the mouth, waiting for former FBI Director James Comey to expose President Donald Trump.

But instead he let the world know exactly who the leaker was: It was himself!

This is outrageous:

Shortly after his dismissal as head of the FBI, James Comey authorized “a close friend” to leak the contents of his memos to the press in order to prompt a special counsel investigation.
The memo, written contemporaneously, documented Comey’s Oval Office meeting with President Trump during which the president allegedly asked him to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

“I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter,” Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. “I didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.”
He passed the information onto a close friend from law school:

Shortly after his dismissal as head of the FBI, James Comey authorized “a close friend” to leak the contents of his memos to the press in order to prompt a special counsel investigation.

http://thepoliticalinsider.com/james-comey-leaker-admits-he-was/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=TPI-Newsletter-06-08-17-Afternoon&utm_campaign=TPI_Afternoon_060817_Newsletter&utm_content=1d09840caddec138a6473c7b9fa19141&source=CI

While President Trump stayed unusually silent on James Comey, his lawyer stressed Thursday that Comey’s testimony proved that Trump did not collude with Russia during last year’s election, and he went on to accuse the former FBI director of directing unauthorized news leaks to intentionally damage the president.

“Mr. Comey’s testimony also makes clear that the president never sought to impede the investigation into attempted Russian interference in the 2016 election,” his attorney Marc Kasowitz said.

“And in fact, according to Mr. Comey, the president told Mr. Comey ‘it would be good to find out” in that investigation if there were “some ‘satellite’ associates of his who did something wrong.'”

Kasowitz criticized Comey for his testimony, though, noting the ex-director “admitted that he unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorized disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the president.”

Trump’s lawyer was referring to the memos Comey kept on conversations he had with the president.

http://12160.info/forum/topics/trump-lawyer-says-james-comey-made-unauthorized-disclosures-of



Alex Soros, son of the infamous Soros, was photographed with a Clinton.


As the world still mourns the loss of legendary Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, more information begins to emerge that adds further speculation about his suspicious, premature death.Rockstar Cornell worked closely with various foundations to help and protect children from pedophilia and child trafficking.Speaking to TMD, a source close to Cornell has come forward claiming that he had uncovered evidence of a “cocaine and child trafficking ring” in Mena, Arkansas, that was tied to Bill and Hillary Clinton.According to the source, Mr. Cornell had uncovered the identities of high-level Elites that were part of the same “Satanic Illuminati Occult Operation” as the Clintons and planned on exposing their “goings-on” right before he died.Cornell’s death was officially ruled as a suicide, but his family and close friends say he was in no way suicidal, which has raised more than a few doubts about his untimely passing.

http://www.neonnettle.com/news/2255-chris-cornell-was-about-to-expose-elite-pedophile-ring-before-he-died


Judges are humiliated and “dehumanized” (so they claim) whenever they must enforce the nation’s immigration laws, according to a senior judge on the far-left Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The judge’s cry of outrage came when he could not block the orderly repatriation of an illegal immigrant who has two drunk driving convictions, plus a U.S. wife and three children.
“We are unable to prevent [Andres] Magana Ortiz’s removal, yet it is contrary to the values of this nation and its legal system,” complained Judge Stephen Reinhardt, who wishes to extend citizens’ rights to illegal foreign migrants. He said:
“We are compelled to deny Mr. Magana Ortiz’s request for a stay of removal because we do not have the authority to grant it. We are not, however, compelled to find the government’s action in this case fair or just.”
The judge, who was appointed — not elected — in 1980 and is married to a former top leader in the ACLU, also lamented the authority of ordinary DHS agents to enforce the law despite protests from well-paid, high-status “civil rights” lawyers.
The judges on Reinhardt’s Ninth Circuit are expected to release soon a decision blocking Trump’s Executive Orders limiting the entry of people from six terror-prone Muslim countries. The decision is based on a Hawaiian case, in which an Egyptian-born Islamic cleric claimed his constitutional rights were infringed by Trump’s efforts to reduce Islamic jihad in the United States.
The court’s decision may have been delayed by the Islam-inspired bloody attacks in Manchester and London, at least one of which was conducted by the sons of Muslim refugees and migrants from Libya.
https://archive.fo/O1H1N


Holistic doctor, researcher and writer Christopher Bayley King, was shot dead outside an organic restaurant in Boulder, Colorado on Memorial Day, as the community of physicians seeking to operate outside the confines of Big Pharma continues to be decimated.
Over 60 holistic doctors and researchers have been found dead in the past 18 months, most of whom died in suspicious and unsolved circumstances: https://archive.fo/NJF46
Christopher Bayley King, 49, the latest holistic doctor to be murdered in suspicious circumstances, was eating at the Farm to Table Restaurant, Bramble & Hare, when he was approached by a man named Louis Joseph Sebastian. Police believe the men went outside, where shots were fired.
Some say they argued before going outside but a representative of the restaurant disputed this account, saying there was no evidence the two guests argued before walking out of the establishment. They then went back into the restaurant, where police say additional shots may have been fired.
The Daily Camera reports that Mr. King was taken to Boulder Community Health’s Foothills Hospital where he died from his injuries. Police are still unsure what if any, connection Mr. King had to the man who allegedly shot him.
Health Nut News reports: https://archive.fo/qhCtf
According to his Facebook and LinkedIn pages, King was a physician and researcher who focused on diet and disease. He is listed as the founder of Dr. King’s Clinic in California and also worked at SlimGenics. King wrote in a February Facebook post that he had previously traveled to New Zealand to work with Maori — the aboriginal people of the country — and planned on returning in June to do more work.
The man who allegedly shot King, Louis Joseph Sebastian, 32, is currently being held at the Boulder County Jail without bond. It is not known if they know each other or what their relationship is, if any. He was scheduled for a hearing on Aug. 7 to determine if there is enough evidence to continue to hold him without bond.
UPDATE:
“According to the affidavit, the Daily Camera report said, King and Sebastian were invited by different guests. However, one of the guests, Leah Akin, said she accidentally invited King, thinking she was inviting a friend with the same name. But when he arrived, he was welcome because the two had previously “hooked up”.
Another host, Gary Reeves, had invited Sebastian, but said the 32-year-old made him uncomfortable because he often talked about “interactions with the mob”.
Throughout the night, Sebastian flirted with a guest and told others he believed men “needed to be macho and aggressive to win over the attention and affection of women”.
Guests left the party and headed downtown for food and drinks and King and Sebastian got into an argument (allegedly about politics according to official reports) then Sebastian suggested they take it outside.
Witnesses heard gunfire outside the restaurant and said King fell into the restaurant, where he was shot.
A chef and former marine ran out of the kitchen and disarmed Sebastian, who fought and struggled, the report said. Boulder police believe King was shot four times, in the ribs, chest, and shoulder, according to the affidavit.
Sebastian later claimed self-defence.
If convicted of first-degree murder, Sebastian would face a life sentence as an automatic punishment. Prosecutors could seek the death penalty, but this is unlikely.”
We are so sorry to his family and friends and the loss of this great holistic doctor who had done so much for the world with his research and writings.
https://archive.fo/PCdOf


an unknown attacker threw a device in the U.S. embassy compound in Ukraine’s capital Kiev which exploded. Nobody was injured, according to Reuters. Authorities have called the incident a terrorist act.

http://theantimedia.org/explosion-us-embassy-ukraine/


SOURCE: DANIEL LANG

A lot of people were probably thrilled today about Amazon’s latest announcement. The online retail giant has revealed that they are going to reduce the cost of Prime membership, which provides free shipping for more orders and unlimited streaming for many shows and movies. But it’s not just for anyone. The reduced rate will be reserved for low income households.

Customers normally pay $10.99 per month or $99 per year for Prime subscriptions, which offers free two-day shipping on many products as well as access to streaming video and music services.

Now anyone with a state-issued debit card for government benefits can get Prime for $5.99 a month.

The aim is to make “savings more accessible” to everyone, according to spokeswoman Julie Law. She adds that delivery could make life easier for customers who may not have reliable access to transportation, and that Prime gives members discounts on essentials like diapers.

Amazon(AMZN, Tech30) already has a well-heeled customer base, according to analysts. With this program, it hopes to pull in more low-income shoppers.
It sounds like good news, but it’s really not. Not when you look at the bigger picture. Consider the fact that Amazon Prime memberships were originally targeted at high income earners. In fact, 70% of households that earn more than $112,000 per year have Amazon Prime memberships, compared to just over 40% of lower middle class households. It’s less than 25% among households that take in less than $25,000 a year.

If you haven’t guessed what I’m getting at, consider what Walmart is doing. The retail giant and chief rival of Amazon, has long been considered the shopping outlet of choice for low income families. But recently, Walmart purchased another Amazon rival known as Jet.com, which markets to high income earners.

So, whatever happened to the middle class? Why aren’t these massive companies focusing on attracting middle income earners? Isn’t the middle class the perfect demographic for retail outlets? Though they aren’t rich, they still have a decent amount of disposable income, and there are so many people in the middle class that surely their collective disposable income outweighs both the rich and the poor right?

Unfortunately that’s not the case. That’s why the recent moves made by Amazon and Walmart aren’t in fact, good news. It’s a sign that the middle class just isn’t what it used to be. It’s been hollowed out by decades of economic malaise.

The two retailers’ strategies of aiming at the furthest ends of the income spectrum highlight the widening gap between wealthy and poor Americans and the disappearance of what was once the most sought-after class of income-earners in the country.

“This is absolutely symptomatic of a deteriorating middle class, or at least what we used to consider to be the middle class in America,” Stephens told Business Insider.

When Walmart was founded in 1962, the middle class in America was thriving.

“From postwar to about the late 1970s, you wanted to be in the mid-tier of retail. That is where everybody was making a fortune, including Walmart,” Stephens said.

“Then from 1980 onward, you wanted to pick a side, because it started to become clear that the middle class was evaporating.”
Walmart and Amazon know the terrible truth about our economy and our standard of living. The middle class is dying. It makes more sense for big companies to cater to the rich and the poor, because there aren’t as many people in the middle class as there used to be.

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Walmart_And_Amazon_Know_The_Terrible_Truth%3A_The_American_Middle_Class_Is_Dying/59031/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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