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Date: August 13, 2015

China cannot risk the global chaos of currency devaluation

Source: Telegraph | If China really is trying to drive down its currency in any meaningful way to gain trade advantage, the world faces an extremely dangerous moment.

Such desperate behaviour would send a deflationary shock through a global economy already reeling from near recession earlier this year, and would risk a repeat of East Asia’s currency crisis in 1998 on a larger planetary scale.

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Chinese Devaluation Extends To 3rd Day

Source: ZeroHedge | The “one-off” adjustment has now reached its 3rd day as The PBOC has now devalued the Yuan fix by 4.65% back to July 2011 lows.

The PBOC seeks to reassure…

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US planes begin bombing ISIS in Syria from bases in Turkey

WEB Notes: “US fighter jets struck Syrian targets,” need we say anymore? The US does this as there is a “renewed rebel offensive on the Syrian government” talk about perfect timing. The 60 nation coalition is so committed to destroying ISIS in Syria they sent 6 who F-16 fighter jets. How about that.

Source: RT | US fighter jets struck Syrian targets in an operation launched against Islamic State militants from the Incirlik airbase in Turkey, the US military confirmed Wednesday. This news comes amid reports of a renewed rebel offensive on Syrian government forces.

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Pope creates global prayer day for the environment

WEB Notes: Have they not read,

Genesis 8:22
22 “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”

Source: The Guardian | Pope Francis has established an annual day of global prayer “for the Care of Creation” to boost support for the environment, the Vatican said on Monday.

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Facial Recognition Software Moves From Overseas Wars to Local Police

WEB Notes: This is now mainstream and take a look around you. There are cameras everywhere. A top the stop lights around stores and in stores. We put our-self and our families on facebook and auto tag our faces so they are recognized in ever other photo we appear in. The technology has been around for awhile now and is amazing, but it can also be used for devious purposes as well. Since we do this to ourselves I often wonder why people feel like their privacy is invaded when an article like this comes out. I think it has to do with the fact people feel when they post on social media that it is somehow private. Make no mistake, nothing on the internet is private. With respect to this article they point out they will only use this technology for drug dealers and the like, so you ‘crazy Constitutionalists‘ will be just fine.

Source: NY Times | Facial recognition software, which American military and intelligence agencies used for years in Iraq and Afghanistan to identify potential terrorists, is being eagerly adopted by dozens of police departments around the country to pursue drug dealers, prostitutes and other conventional criminal suspects. But because it is being used with few guidelines and with little oversight or public disclosure, it is raising questions of privacy and concerns about potential misuse.

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M6.4 – 180km SE of Gizo, Solomon Islands

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards

Source: M6.4 – 180km SE of Gizo, Solomon Islands

Chinese warehouse explosion which left at least 44 dead: Blasts were so big they registered as earthquakes

WEB Notes: Make sure to watch the video in this post and reference the source for photos of the aftermath.

Source: Daily Mail | Enormous explosions in a major Chinese port city have killed at least 44 people, leaving an apocalyptic landscape of incinerated cars, crumpled shipping containers and burnt-out buildings.

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California Drought Has Sacramento Tree Leaves Dropping Like It’s Fall In August « CBS Sacramento

The colors and conditions usually don’t show up until October when the weather gets cooler. A tupelo tree with bright red leaves last week in Rancho Cordova is bare now.

Source: California Drought Has Sacramento Tree Leaves Dropping Like It’s Fall In August « CBS Sacramento

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