In what may be the first documented clash between Chinese and Indian soldiers who have been piling up across the border between the two nations over the latest territorial dispute, Reuters reports that ” Indian and Chinese soldiers were involved in an altercation ” in the western Himalayas on Tuesday, “further raising tensions between the two countries which are already locked in a two-month standoff in another part of the disputed border.” While there has been no official confirmation yet by either India or China, a Reuters source in New Delhi who was briefed on the military situation on the border, said Indian soldiers ” foiled a bid by a group of Chinese troops to enter Indian territory in Ladakh, near the Pangong lake .” He added that some of the Chinese soldiers carried iron rods and stones, and in the melee there were minor injuries on both sides , the source said. “There was an altercation near the Pangong lake,” said a police officer in Srinagar, the capital of India’s Jammu and Kashmir state, under which the area falls.
Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, In addition to its crackdown on cash, India stepped up its attack on gold. The aim is to cut down on gold imports. India does that in a roundabout way, by cracking down on exports. Bloomberg reports India Bans Gold Exports Above 22 Carats to Plug Trade Loopholes .
Authored by Daniel Lang via SHTFplan.com, There’s a very simple principle that helps form the bedrock of any prosperous and civilized society. When people do bad things, they should be punished for it. The moment that rule is turned upside down, and the wicked and weak are rewarded for their behavior, society will crumble.
Guayana City, Venezuela—Once the Latin American country with the highest growth rate, now the poorest in the hemisphere, Venezuela is in free fall. Hundreds are dying from diseases, some of them all but eradicated, because of a shortage of medicines and vaccines.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has always displayed a rather fluid view of constitutional rights – hardly a major distinction from other politicians. However, this week Pelosi appeared to embrace content based discrimination in the area of free speech.
At the request of Nancy Pelosi, the Congressional Budget Office has just released a study intended to better understand the potential economic impacts that would result from the cancellation of taxpayer funded Obamacare subsidies (a.k.a. “cost-sharing reductions” or “CSRs”).
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants harsher criminal penalties for rioting, but his proposal could easily blow back on peaceful protesters. Pointing to last weekend’s violence in Virginia, Cuomo is pushing to expand the state’s hate crime laws with what he’s calling the ” Charlottesville provisions .” Under the new rules, according to the Auburn Citizen , rioting that targets a protected class would become a more severe felony than it is now, leading to a potential penalty of seven years in prison.