Are Central Bankers delusional?
Over the weekend, Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, penned a piece defending the ECB’s policies from the criticism that NIRP hurts savers.
The first paragraph reveals, quite clearly, just how lost the ECB is regarding the efficacy of its policies.
If this is the alleged mandate for the ECB, they might want to reconsider their current policies. As we noted over the weekend, four rounds of NIRP as well as over €600 billion in QE has yet to even achieve 0% inflation.
The man accused of being the logistics chief behind the Paris terror attacks was booed by radical Muslim inmates after arriving in jail – because he failed to carry out his suicide bombing.
Salah Abdeslam spent his first night in Fleury-Mérogis prison on Wednesday after being extradited from Belgium.
He was arrested over last November’s attacks in the French capital which claimed 130 lives.
Upon arriving behind bars, the 26-year-old was whistled and jeered by extremist lags enraged by his alleged failure to detonate his suicide vest during the Paris onslaught.
Target is facing an increasing backlash over its policy allowing customers and employees to use whichever bathroom they choose, regardless of the gender listed on their birth certificates.
A pledge to boycott its stores, launched Wednesday by the American Family Association, received more than 690,000 signatures in almost a week.
“This means a man can simply say he ‘feels like a woman today’ and enter the women’s restroom… even if young girls or women are already in there,” a supporting statement on the website says. “Target’s policy is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims.”
The AFA then highlights several news articles featuring alleged sexual predators dressing as women to enter female facilities.
Reporter Michelle Fields and at least three other staffers have resigned in opposition to their company’s coverage of Trump and to its handling of an alleged assault on Fields by a top Trump aide.
Fields, who has claimed that she was yanked and bruised by Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, and Ben Shapiro, one of the site’s top editors, told BuzzFeed late Sunday night that they would be leaving the company.
Then on Monday, Breitbart editor Jarrett Stepman and national security correspondent Jordan Schachtel announced they were also resigning in protest.
“Today I informed the management at Breitbart News of my immediate resignation,” Fields said on Sunday. “I do not believe Breitbart News has adequately stood by me during the events of the past week and because of that I believe it is now best for us to part ways.”
The video, which features a group of men who appear to be soldiers, shows both supply crates and parachutes alleged to belong to the Unites States military.
“Look, film this too. These are American parachutes,” an Arabic-speaking man says in a translation acquired by Infowars. “We are inside the Baiji oil field. Is there anyone that doesn’t see them? You all see them!”
The unknown man goes on to claim that both food and weapons were supplied to ISIS fighters during their time in the area.
“These are American parachutes that the Americans sent to IS when they were here in Baiji,” he states. “With them they sent weapons and food. So that no one can say that we are lying, film this so you will see…”
According to Guardian contributor Hayder al-Khoei, who posted the footage to Twitter Thursday, “Vids like this & others of helos flying above Hashd/ISF positions towards ISIS-held areas” often reinforce the popular “narrative that US supports ISIS in Iraq.”
The Pentagon’s inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the militant group, a defense official said Wednesday.
At the end of a long bleak corridor at the Central East Correctional Centre, through a secure door with a button you have to buzz until the guard lets you through, Muhammed Aqeeq Ansari sat behind the glass partition this week, talking to his mom on the handset.
He was not supposed to be there.
The Pakistani man was arrested in Toronto 10 months ago after an RCMP investigation concluded he was a member of the terrorist group Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan. The Immigration and Refugee Board upheld the case. He was scheduled to be deported under escort on July 14.
So was Jahanzeb Malik, another Pakistani caught in Toronto. The RCMP said Malik had trained with Al Qaeda in Libya and plotted a suicide bombing in Toronto’s financial district — his fatal mistake being trying to recruit an undercover police officer to build his car bomb.