Grant Them Prima Nocta – Rajoy to Invoke Article 155

by Harry Hart According to the Guardian, Spain is invoking article 155   What does this mean?  It simply means that Catalonia’s autonomy is suspended and Spain will impose direct rule.  Why does it matter?  It matters simply because the political backdrop in Europe is becoming increasingly treacherous and this will …

Uranium “Something Burger” Is Chock Full of Meaty Bits of Coercion and Obstruction – So You Know It’s Good

by Harry Hart Forget every other story you are reading right now.  This isn’t a story; it’s THE story.  This is a #somethingburger .   Your key takeaways: 1.) The Obama Justice Department may have blocked testimony from an FBI informant about transactions involving the Clinton Foundation taking money from Russians …

Daily Decompression – More Weiner Danger For Huma and Hills, More Uranium Something Burgers, And Not Quite a Letter to Mrs. Bixby

Today was all about stories that should shock no one, but somehow, the press made it seem like they should.  We assume pushing readership and anger is more important than accuracy or integrity. First, Weiner’s laptop was once again a “thing” as it was reported by Judicial Watch that more emails …

Pikachu’s Foundation Accepted Bribe Money – Report

  by Harry Hart We kid on the title. There’s no way that cute little lightning zapping Pokemon would ever accept bribes from anyone.  Pikachu is above all that.  Team Rocket, aka the Clinton Foundation however – potentially not as much.  While both CNN and MSN found it really important …

North Korea rejects diplomacy with US for now, source says – CNN

By Will Ripley, Zachary Cohen and Richard Roth, CNN Washington (CNN)A North Korean official reaffirmed Pyongyang’s commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching “all the way to the East coast of the mainland US,” on Monday, telling CNN that the rogue nation is currently not interested in diplomacy with the …

Spain gives Catalan leader until Thursday to pull back independence bid – The Local

Via thelocal Spain gives Catalan leader until Thursday to pull back independence bid Lee Roden lee.roden@thelocal.com @leeroden89 16 October 2017 11:44 CEST+02:00 catalan independencecataloniamariano rajoycarles puigdemontsoraya saenz de santamaria Share this article    File photo of Spanish deputy PM Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría. Photo: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP The Spanish government has …

Austrian ‘whizz-kid’ in election triumph – Yahoo News

Austrian ‘whizz-kid’ in election triumph Nina Lamparski and Simon Sturdee , AFP•October 15, 2017 1 / 3 Austria’s Foreign Minister and leader of the centre-right People’s Party (OeVP) Sebastian Kurz talks with journalists in Vienna, Austria, on October 15, 2017 Austria’s Foreign Minister and leader of the centre-right People’s Party …