Todays News 9/21/16

  • Reuters outlined the dangers of Yemen’s central bank being taken over by President Hadi. The central bank has provided important lines of credit for food, remained independent, and paid government employees on both sides of the war. The ending of these services could lead to a greater humanitarian crisis in Yemen. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen
  • Turkey jails 45 college students for 10 months for protesting President Erdogan. This is seen as part of the larger post coup crackdown. [Link] Turkey Coup Fyle
  • An unarmed 13 year old Palestinian girl is shot by an Israeli guard after she did not stop at a checkpoint. After being shot and wounded the girl reported she wanted to die. [Link] Israel Fyle
  • Ahmad Khan Rahadi’s father warned the FBI that his son was terrorist in 2014. His father later recanted the statement. [Link] US Terrorism Fyle
  • Colorado SWAT mistakenly raided the home of a family with 5 children under the age of 13. Police believed that they would find drugs in the home after receiving a tip from an informant. SWAT kicked down the doors and windows of the home at 5:30 AM only to find that the people they were looking for moved out last year, and the home was now occupied by a 7 member family. The family reports feeling traumatized after waking up with SWAT members pointing guns in the faces of 5 children under the age of 13. [Link] Police Fyle
  • The Senate voted to move forward on a spending bill that no one has read and they do not yet know what the final version of the bill will look like. [Link] Wasteful Spending Fyle
  • Former Speaker of the House John Boehner is now a lobbyist for a firm that largely represents the People’s Republic of China. He is also lobbying for Reynolds American, a company that makes Camel and Newport cigarettes. [Link]
  • David Stockman, Director of US Budget under Reagan, makes an appearance on the Tom Woods Show to talk about the US economy and Trump. Stockman reports that the US has lost 1.4 million breadwinner jobs since 2000. [Link] US Economy Fyle

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