Reuters Poll Reveals Americans Can No Longer Think for Themselves

 

Watching the nation go crazy over the election, jumping on one side of the coin or the other and mindlessly defending their team with total disregard for other perspectives, genuine facts or valid ideas, one has to wonder if the typical American is even capable of thinking for themselves. A recent national poll sheds insight into this question.

A new Reuters’ poll looking at what they call the ‘Trump Effect’ finds that the American people tend to base their opinions on important issues on previously held partisan affiliations and opinions, showing that many do not engage in critical or logical thought when considering such issues.

“A Reuters/Ipsos poll asked people to consider a series of statements President Donald Trump made on taxes, crime, the news media and a host of other issues. In many instances, the data suggests that people will orient their opinions according to what they think of him.” [Source] Continue reading

Russia Plans Second Big Military Base Near Ukrainian Border

BOGUCHAR, Russia (Reuters) – Russia is planning a second major military base near the border with Ukraine, where NATO accuses Russian troops of helping pro-Moscow separatists fight Kiev’s forces.

The new base will house 5,000 soldiers and heavy weaponry, according to public documents and people working at the site.

It is further east than one under construction in Belgorod region reported by Reuters earlier this month but still close to the border with separatist-held parts of Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk region, where there has been heavy fighting. Continue reading

Revealed: Iran’s Supreme Leader is a Billionaire

Iran’s supreme leader controls a business empire worth around $95 billion, exposes Reuters.

While Iran has been buckling under the sanctions that have been crippling its economy, the country’s supreme leader is apparently enjoying the billions he has in the bank.

The Reuters news agency exposed on Monday that supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei controls a business empire worth around $95 billion, a sum exceeding the value of his nation’s current annual petroleum exports. Continue reading

Russia warns of nuclear disaster if Syria is hit

Although this is jumping far ahead, the MNSR near Damascus could be destroyed by a military, terrorist group, etc… to possibly fulfill Isaiah 17:1. Only time will tell.

A military strike on Syria could lead to a nuclear catastrophe if a missile were to hit a reactor containing radioactive uranium, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman warned. The remark comes as the US continues to push for a military strike on Syria.

If a warhead, by design or by chance, were to hit the Miniature Neutron Source Reactor (MNSR) near Damascus, the consequences could be catastrophic, Aleksandr Lukashevich said in a Wednesday statement. Continue reading

China’s property bubble will burst in latter half of 2013, says research firm

Inflated by high-end speculation and the flow of cheap money, China’s property bubble seems to keep on growing and now it’s nearing its popping point, says the founder of a Hong Kong-based research firm.

Gillem Tulloch of Forensic Asia told Reuters the “bubble” will burst in the second half of this year once China stops “injecting ridiculous amounts of credit into the economy.” Continue reading

Exclusive: U.S. lets China bypass Wall Street for Treasury orders

China can now bypass Wall Street when buying U.S. government debt and go straight to the U.S. Treasury, in what is the Treasury’s first-ever direct relationship with a foreign government, according to documents viewed by Reuters.

China can now participate in auctions without placing bids through primary dealers. If it wants to sell, however, it still has to go through the market.

The change was not announced publicly or in any message to primary dealers.

Full article: Exclusive: U.S. lets China bypass Wall Street for Treasury orders (Reuters)