Monday, October 14, 2013

U.S. ‘Partially Resolves’ Long - Term Security Deal With Afghanistan Post - 2014 Pullout

Just as the U.S. "partially resolved" Obama's retreat from Iraq

THE SIASAT DAILY
10/13/2013

London -

The United States and Afghanistan have said they have resolved disagreements on a bilateral security deal after lengthy talks in Kabul, although differences remain. 
 
 
No foreign power has ever defeated Afghanistan in war
President Hamid Karzai said they were still divided over immunity for US soldiers who stay in Afghanistan after NATO withdrawal in 2014. US Secretary of State John Kerry said Afghan sovereignty would be respected. According to the BBC, in the partial bilateral security deal due to take effect next year, Karzai appeared to have secured a US agreement not to carry out attacks on Afghanistan without first consulting the Afghan authorities.

The deal will help determine how many US troops will remain in Afghanistan after the main foreign combat forces pull out at the end of 2014, the report said. The officials of the two countries failed to resolve the contentious issue of who has jurisdiction for any crimes committed by US forces remaining in Afghanistan after 2014. (ANI)




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U.S. Forces Kill Two Children In Northeastern Afghanistan

Taxpayer funded murder of children as Obama and Congress hold Americans hostage, squeezing those last few pennies from the retired, homeless Seniors, Disabled Veterans

PRESS TV
10/13/2013

An attack by the US forces has claimed the lives of at least two Afghan children and injured five others in the troubled northeastern province of Kunar, local security sources say. 
 

Obama, Congress have plenty of money for THIS
The governor of Kunar Shuja-ul-mulk Jalala said the incident happened when US-led foreign troops opened fire on a house after Taliban militants fired rockets targeting a military base in the troubled region.

The Western military alliance has yet to comment on the fatal incident, which sent shock waves across the volatile region.

UN observers had reported in the past that Afghan civilians, including women and children, are the main victims of US-led attacks in the war-torn country.

A large number of civilians have been killed or injured at the hands of US-led foreign forces -- most of them in nighttime raids and airstrikes. The casualty rate has risen over the past few months, even though the Afghan government had asked foreign forces to make every effort to avoid killing civilians. 
 
 
Thousands of Afghan children have been killed by NATO
The US-backed NATO command has for months ignored residents’ complaints of severe abuses committed by the elite American troops and commandos.

These developments come after Afghan investigators found substantial proof that American Special Forces have been involved in kidnapping, torturing and killing of Afghan civilians across the war-torn country.

Civilian casualties have long been a source of friction between the Afghan government and US-led foreign forces and have dramatically increased anti-US sentiments in Afghanistan.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in October 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity continues to rise across the country, despite the presence of thousands of US-led troops.

JR/PR/SS




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Social Security Raise To Be Among Lowest In Years

Obama, Congress criminal cronies continue the rape of the retired, Seniors, Disabled Veterans

ASSOCIATED PRESS
By Stephen Ohlemacher
10/14/2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — 
 
For the second straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.
 
 
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Preliminary figures suggest a benefit increase of roughly 1.5 percent, which would be among the smallest since automatic increases were adopted in 1975, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.

Next year's raise will be small because consumer prices, as measured by the government, haven't gone up much in the past year.

The exact size of the cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, won't be known until the Labor Department releases the inflation report for September. That was supposed to happen Wednesday, but the report was delayed indefinitely because of the partial government shutdown.
 
 
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The COLA is usually announced in October to give Social Security and other benefit programs time to adjust January payments. The Social Security Administration has given no indication that raises would be delayed because of the shutdown, but advocates for seniors said the uncertainty was unwelcome.

Social Security benefits have continued during the shutdown.

More than one-fifth of the country is waiting for the news.

Nearly 58 million retirees, disabled workers, spouses and children get Social Security benefits. The average monthly payment is $1,162. A 1.5 percent raise would increase the typical monthly payment by about $17.
 
 
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The COLA also affects benefits for more than 3 million disabled veterans, about 2.5 million federal retirees and their survivors, and more than 8 million people who get Supplemental Security Income, the disability program for the poor.

Automatic COLAs were adopted so that benefits for people on fixed incomes would keep up with rising prices. Many seniors, however, complain that the COLA sometimes falls short, leaving them little wiggle room.

David Waugh of Bethesda, Md., said he can handle one small COLA but several in a row make it hard to plan for unexpected expenses.

"I'm not one of those folks that's going to fall into poverty, but it is going to make a difference in my standard of living as time goes by," said Waugh, 83, who retired from the United Nations. "I live in a small apartment and I have an old car, and it's going to break down. And no doubt when it does, I'll have to fix it or get a new one."
 
 
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Since 1975, annual Social Security raises have averaged 4.1 percent. Only six times have they been less than 2 percent, including this year, when the increase was 1.7 percent. There was no COLA in 2010 or 2011 because inflation was too low.

By law, the cost-of-living adjustment is based on the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, or CPI-W, a broad measure of consumer prices generated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It measures price changes for food, housing, clothing, transportation, energy, medical care, recreation and education.

The COLA is calculated by comparing consumer prices in July, August and September each year to prices in the same three months from the previous year. If prices go up over the course of the year, benefits go up, starting with payments delivered in January.
 
 
Obama, Congress simply want disabled Veterans to die
This year, average prices for July and August were 1.4 percent higher than they were a year ago, according to the CPI-W.

Once the September report, the final piece of the puzzle, is released, the COLA can be announced officially. If prices continued to slowly inch up in September, that would put the COLA at roughly 1.5 percent.

Several economists said there were no dramatic price swings in September to significantly increase or decrease the projected COLA. That means the projection shouldn't change by more than a few tenths of a percentage point, if at all.
 
 
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Polina Vlasenko, a research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, projects the COLA will be between 1.4 percent and 1.6 percent.

Her projection is similar to those done by others, including AARP, which estimates the COLA will be between 1.5 percent and 1.7 percent. The Senior Citizens League estimates it will be about 1.5 percent.

Lower prices for gasoline are helping to fuel low inflation, Vlasenko said.

"In years with high COLA's, a lot of that had to do with fuel prices and in some cases food prices. Neither of those increased much this year," Vlasenko said. "So that kept the lid on the overall increase in prices."
 
 
Criminal bankers laugh at plight of the poor, disabled
Gasoline prices are down 2.4 percent from a year ago while food prices are up slightly, according to the August inflation report. Housing costs went up 2.3 percent and utilities increased by 3.2 percent.

Advocates for seniors say the government's measure of inflation doesn't accurately reflect price increases older Americans face because they tend to spend more of their income on health care. Medical costs went up less than in previous years but still outpaced other consumer prices, rising 2.5 percent.

"This (COLA) is not enough to keep up with inflation, as it affects seniors," said Max Richtman, who heads the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. "There are some things that become cheaper but they are not things that seniors buy. Laptop computers have gone down dramatically but how many people at 70 are buying laptop computers?"
 
 
The cost of personal computers dropped by 10.6 percent over the past year, according the CPI-W.

That's a small consolation to Alberta Gaskins of the District of Columbia, who said she is concerned about keeping up with her household bills.

"It is very important to get the COLA because everything else you have in your life is on an upward swing, and if you're on a downward swing, that means your quality of life is going down," said Gaskins, who retired from the Postal Service in 1989.




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Chinese State Media Calls For ‘De-Americanised’ World After U.S. Shutdown

Legitimate, sovereign countries move to "Obama-proof" their economies; Xinhua says 'new world order should be put in place'

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
10/13/2013

While US politicians grapple with how to reopen their shuttered government and avoid a potentially disastrous default on their debt, the world should consider ‘de-Americanising’, a commentary on China’s official news agency said on Sunday. 
 
 
Obama, U.S. Congress believe world economy theirs to destroy
“As US politicians of both political parties (fail to find a) viable deal to bring normality to the body politic they brag about, it is perhaps a good time for the befuddled world to start considering building a de-Americanised world,” the commentary on state news agency Xinhua said.

In a lengthy polemic against American hegemony since the second world war, it added: “Such alarming days when the destinies of others are in the hands of a hypocritical nation have to be terminated.

“A new world order should be put in place, according to which all nations, big or small, poor or rich, can have their key interests respected and protected on an equal footing.”

Negotiations over how to end the budgetary impasse have shifted to the US Senate after House Representatives failed to strike a deal with President Obama on extending borrowing authority ahead of an October 17 deadline. 
 
 
Red-eyed, alcoholic Boner laughing at U.S. sheep who will take any abuse
Beijing has in recent days issued warnings as well as appeals for a deal, all the while emphasising the inseparable economic ties that bind the world’s two biggest economies.

“The cyclical stagnation in Washington for a viable bipartisan solution over a federal budget and an approval for raising debt ceiling has again left many nations’ tremendous dollar assets in jeopardy and the international community highly agonised,” said the commentary.

China is the biggest foreign holder of US Treasury bonds, worth a total of $1.28 trillion according to US government data.

“Instead of honouring its duties as a responsible leading power, a self-serving Washington has abused its superpower status and introduced even more chaos into the world by shifting financial risks overseas,” but equally stoked “regional tensions amid territorial disputes, and fighting unwarranted wars under the cover of outright lies” the commentary said, referring to Iraq. 
 
 
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It added that emerging economies should have a greater say in major international financial institutions the World Bank and International Monetary Fund and proposed a “new international reserve currency that is to be created to replace the dominant US dollar”.

China has only slightly more weight than Italy at the IMF, which has been headed by a European since its creation in 1944.

A governance reform has been in the works for three years but its implementation has been blocked by the effective veto of the United States.




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Deadly Cocktails Leave Six Dead in South Jakarta

The actions of these idiots will most likely now lead to a ban on Tramadol, the last pain-killer available to desperate cancer and terminal illness patients

THE JAKARTA GLOBE
By Bayu Marhaenjati
10/13/2013

Six people died in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, after mixing cheap bottles of liquor with a variety of substances, including painkillers and mosquito repellant, during a Wednesday night binge. 
 
 
Only a fool would drink alcohol mixed by street vendors
The latest death occurred early Sunday morning as Herman, 34, died at the UKI Hospital, in Cawang, shortly after midnight. He was the sixth person to die from poisoning after a night of drinking the bizarre mixture with friends in Pasar Minggu.

“There are six people dead, all from mixing alcohol [with other substances],” Pasar Minggu Police chief Cmr. Adri Desas Furyanto said.

The friends allegedly gathered on Wednesday outside an electronics shop on Jalan Raya Pasar Minggu to start a night of drinking. The ten people had purchased bottles of “Mansion” or “Vodka” brand liquor from a warung, Adri said.

As they drank, the group moved to a nearby drugstore, mixing mosquito repellant lotion, four packages of Tramadol HCL, two bottles of Big Cola soda, one bottle of Kratingdaeng (Red Bull) energy drink and ten bottles of alcohol into a dangerous cocktail. The party eventually ended at Cafe Blue Diamond, in Pejaten Timur, where an additional six beers were consumed. 
 
 
This swill could indeed be mixed with gasoline
That night the victim began to vomit yellow liquid, Adri said. They developed a fever and blurry vision. The first victim died on Thursday. By Sunday, six people in total died from poisoning.

Deaths from tainted alcohol are common in Indonesia, where unscrupulous distillers mix alcohol with methanol to make a cheap, but toxic home brew. Tourist deaths routinely make international headlines, especially from the boozy island of Gili Trawangan — ground zero for many of the tourist fatalities.

It is unknown if this alcohol contained toxic amounts of methanol or if the men died from consuming mosquito repellant and quantities of painkillers instead. A police investigation is ongoing, Adri said. They are attempting to track down the alcohol’s seller.




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The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

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