Sunday, October 15, 2017

Economic News , Data & Views.....October 15 , 2017.... Quick hits for Sunday -1) Spain - Political Standoff Continues. No Sign Of Movement As Spanish Deadline of Monday 8:00 GMT Looms. Puigedemont & Catalan Gov't Leaders Pay Tribute To Lluis Companys ( Former Catalonia President Executed October 15 , 1940.) 2) UK - Sunday Talk Show Highlights , EU-UK Talks & Brexit Related Items , Domestic Politics. 3) US Politics- Sunday Talks Show Highlights From Tillerson , Haley & McMaster - Talking Points On Iran & North Korea In Focus , Swampland Politics In Focus , Las Vegas - Focus On Missing Jesus Campos & Other Odd Occurrences, Updates On Puerto Rico - Updated During Sunday As Additional Information Released. 4) Odds & Ends - Syria , Somalia , Kurdistan-Iraq , North Korea & More.


Spain.....



Catalan leader calls for calm ahead of Madrid deadline




Carles Puigdemont & other senior politicians paid tribute in Barcelona to a Catalan politician executed under Franco in the Civil War.






According to the government, it is “a pre-emptive operation and a political message which will have almost no economic effect.”





Oct 15, 1940: The President of Catalonia, Lluís Companys, is executed by the Spanish dictatorship of Francisco Franco.




Spain's far-right gains visibility in Catalonia crisis




Catalan government allies say talks with Madrid 'impossible'




Catalan talks with Spain 'would aim at independence'



UK.....



Chris Grayling discusses No Deal on Andrew Marr Show earlier ....






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EU-UK continue to moonwalk through so called Talks...




Labour allegedly plotting with Tory MPs to block No Deal Brexit - no wonder the EU is just sitting back and checking it out !




Juncker wants the UK to show him the money.....




Secret advice is called "secret" for a reason.....




  
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Interesting. adopts all the mainstream Hard Brexiteers' lines about this EU/UK negotiation.





I see Richard North has caught up with the concept of a "No Deal deal".



This from ConservativeHome: no deal “attractive”. How widespread is this view and does it accept or reject it involves economic shock




Full standstill transition explained...




US Politics....



Swampland.....



Poll: Majority think GOP tax plan will benefit the wealthy






Top medical groups call on Congress to fund ObamaCare payments Trump ended




NIKKI HALEY SAYS "WE'RE IN THE [ NUCLEAR] DEAL TO SEE HOW WE CAN MAKE IT BETTER": NBC.




🔴NIKKI HALEY SAYS "I THINK FOR RIGHT NOW YOU ARE GOING TO SEE US STAY IN THE [IRAN NUCLEAR] DEAL": NBC.




Tillerson: We'll keep pushing diplomacy with North Korea "until the first bomb drops"





Dem senator: Trump is setting the entire health care system on fire





NIKKI HALEY SAYS U.S. PUSHING ON DEAL BECAUSE DOES NOT WANT IRAN TO "BECOME THE NEXT NORTH KOREA": NBC.




McMaster: Trump is telling Iran to fix nuclear deal by refusing to certify it





TILLERSON SAYS NEED TO DEAL WITH MUCH BROADER ARRAY OF THREATS FROM : CNN.




TILLERSON SAYS CONTINUING WITH DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS WITH : CNN



H.R. MCMASTER SAYS , P5+1 "ALREADY REVISITING THE TERMS OF THE (NUCLEAR) DEAL": FOX NEWS.




FM ZARIF SAYS NOBODY ELSE WILL TRUST U.S. IF NUCLEAR DEAL BLOWS UP (nice choice of words): CBS.





H.R. MCMASTER SAYS HAS "CROSSED THE LINE" SEVERAL TIMES. CAN'T SAY WITH CONFIDENCE IRAN COMPLYING WITH NUCLEAR DEAL: FOX NEWS.





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Haley: North Korea is the 'whole reason' for revisiting Iran deal



The Failing , in a story by Peter Baker, should have mentioned the rapid terminations by me of TPP & The Paris Accord & the fast....



...approvals of The Keystone XL & Dakota Access pipelines. Also, look at the recent EPA cancelations & our great new Supreme Court Justice!



Las Vegas....



The Mandalay Bay security guard ( Jesus Campos ) shot in the moments leading up to the Las Vegas massacre checked into a “quick clinic” 1



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instead of appearing in a series of previously scheduled interviews-but his union rep does not know his exact condition or location. 2


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“For the past four days he’s been preparing,” -Hickey. The interviews were Campos’ idea , hoped telling his story would help him move on. 3





Why did you remove Chad Nishimura's story?




Chad Nishimura was a valet at Mandalay Bay. He says no suspicious bags or activity. His interviews and internet presence is being scrubbed 🤔






Man who worked with John Bielman tells me John was smart and quiet. He's shocked by the news.





John Bielman's wife was inside house, she did not hear shots fired. She learned her husband and daughter were killed when police arrived.





BREAKING: John Beilman and his daughter Nicole Beilman of Fairport are dead. Police say John killed his daughter and then himself





Home along Williamsburg Drive in Fairport where two bodies are being recovered. A man and woman are dead.Waiting for more details





Key witness in LV shooting commits suicide after FBI raid at his home. WTF is going on?




the curious case of






Puerto Rico....


Some positive news on the electricity grid front.







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The turbines are built to operate for 2 years. APR expects to be in PR two to six months. The turbines will deliver 60 megawatts. (3/3)





. llega hasta el pueblo de Utuado para llevar agua y comida a familias de este municipio. ¡Gracias!
Translated from Spanish by 
. reaches the town of Utuado to bring water and food to families of this municipality. thanks!







Establecidas las metas para la y su recuperación.
Translated from Spanish by 
Established goals for the and their recovery.




Agradecido del apoyo para Puerto Rico del
Translated from Spanish by 
Grateful of the support for Puerto Rico




Continúa la ayuda para la operación de emergencia de los municipios.
Translated from Spanish by 
Continued support for the operation of emergency of the municipalities.




Estudiantes de San Ignacio distribuyen filtros para agua potable -
Translated from Spanish by 
San Ignacio students distributed filters for drinking water -




Entrega de alimentos en Santa Rosa II,sectores Moscú del barrio Camarones y As de Oro del barrio Santa Rosa junto al senador
Translated from Spanish by 
Delivery of food in Santa Rosa II, sectors Moscow's neighborhood shrimp and ACE of gold of the Santa Rosa district next to Senator









New goals for Puerto Rico's energy restoration (according to gov't): 30% - End of Oct. 50% - Mid Nov. 80% - Early Dec. 95% - Mid Dec.



Odds & Ends....



Syria....



: 3,000 civilians flee Raqa under deal: SDF spox tells . "Raqa is now empty of civilians who had been taken as human shields."




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"Only 250-300 foreign terrorists who refused deal & decided to stay & fight until end remain, & relatives of some members are with them."




Somalia.....



Jihadists hit Mogadishu with car bombs, suicide assault -




Update: There are now 231 confirmed dead & 275 injured in the Mogadish explosion.




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As many as 230 people were killed and over 200 wounded in the Saturday's explosion in 's




now the single deadliest explosion ever in Somalia; death toll over 220. Turkey sends air ambulance to ferry the wounded







Death toll from massive explosion in Somalia’s capital claims 189 lives & 2 injured. Bombing not claimed by any group so far.







Kurdistan- Iraq.....



Important statement from Iraq's PM to consider.





Reuters: Iraqi govt accuses Kurdish authorities of bringing PKK fighters to Kirkuk, says PKK involvement “declaration of war”




IRAQI GOVERNMENT ACCUSES KURDISH AUTHORITIES OF BRINGING PKK FIGHTERS TO KIRKUK; SAYS PKK INVOLVEMENT IN KIRKUK IS ''DECLARATION OF WAR''








KDP and PUK reject both any demands to nullify the referendum results and refuse to accept any preconditions for talks with Baghdad.






FOREIGN MINISTRY DENIES REPORTS OF BORDER CLOSING WITH KURDISTAN. SAYS NO BAN ON MOVEMENT OF PERSONS OR TRANSPORT OF : NRT.




"A definitive shut down of the borders serves the interests of no one," said




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"The fight against is not over... We urge our partners to stay focused on defeating ISIS," tells .





"We are concerned about heightened tensions" in , US-led Coalition Spokesman tells .




: "The meeting was successful. KDP & PUK agreed they won't negotiate w separately, only jointly."





: KDP & PUK emphasized they will abide by the result of the Sep. 25 referendum and will not reverse the outcome of the vote.








North Korea



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The Armada is here it seems. Add the USS Monterey that's coming soon too and Aircraft Carrier USS Roosevelt who will be near soon.



USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Mustin (DDG 89), USS Chief, USS Tucson, USS Michigan all in vicinity of South Korea




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USS Tucson and Michigan are nuclear powered submarines by the way. Michigan has 154 tomahawks on board.


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Although it's unclear if the Chief stayed at Busan or went back to Sasebo Japan. It's getting hard to track them.



Missed this one, the USS Chief (MCM-14) Mine countermeasures ship pulled into Busan (South Korea) on the 10th of October.




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There's a misunderstanding regarding the joint US-SK exercise in the Japan Sea. It's not starting today (16th) but on the 17th.







Takeaways : 1) "In various locations in the North, TELs have repeatedly appeared and disappeared," a military official Off.T.R ; 1


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"Based on this, we have judged that the North could launch a provocation at anytime, and we have remained on increased alert." 2




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2) US-SK joint exercise in the East & West Seas run Monday to Friday, U.S. will deploy USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)-nuclear-powered carrier. 3



Unnamed NK delegate quoted saying-U.S. pressure on Pyongyang , U.S & SK military exercises means preconditions for talks had not been met.





Trump says open to talks he already has said are pointless.....





[Interview] Brookings Institution’s Pak: Chances of war with North Korea “almost zero”





Trump to promise South Korea and Japan protection of "nuclear umbrella": Yomiuri Shimbun




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Submarine & test stand barge could be put to sea to conduct new SLBM tests at short notice.




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Current Sat. imagery does not indicate an imminent test in regards to submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test.



Shipbuilding program is probably underway in Sinpo Shipyard, North Korea. Although the type of vessel remains unknown (Source ).



The family business: why Kim Jong Un promoted his sister





Why North Korea celebrates Party Foundation Day



SK-US drill details....