Putin-Xi Huge Gas Deal Could End Dollar and US Domination

 by: CLAYTON HALLMARK  The situation between Russia and the USA almost has reached a state of “hot” war. Usually that is what happens when anyone threatens America’s dollar hegemony, which really is its hegemony. Russia and China soon may arrange for payments on their huge natural gas deal (and later a huge petroleum deal) to be made in OTHER THAN DOLLARS – a “RED LINE” for which lesser countries have been invaded and their leaders killed by US forces.Russia is the second-largest producer of dry natural gas and third-largest liquid fuels producer in the world.

Russian SPIMEX Oil Product Indices -- Soon will include Crude Oil, possibly add Russia's ESPO oil benchmark to existing world benchmarks Brent (North Sea, world) and WTI (Texas, USA).

Obama fundraising appearance in Potomac jams streets, draws Keystone protesters

On the 19th of May, Obama appeared at a fundraiser in ultra-wealthy Potomac, MD. Activists opposing the Keystone XL and favoring clean energy were there to greet his motorcade. Meanwhile, traffic backed up for miles as Secret Service forced Montgomery County police to shut down both MacArthur Blvd and Falls Road for that motorcade.

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Obama's motorcade passes Keystone protesters to enter a country-club neighborhood in Potomac, MD

Islamophobic Ads on Metrobusses compare Muslims to Hitler

On the 19th of May, large advertisements appeared on the sides of Metrobusses showing a picture of Adolf Hitler and claiming the Quran calls for such hatred. The ads are running on the sides of 20 Metrobusses, barring overlying graffiti or mechanical problems taking them off the road.

Climate First! protests Keystone XL at Canadian Embassy

On the 17th of May, Climate First! showed up at the Canadian Embassy with signs opposing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This was part of a continent-wide "hands across the land" day of action against the pipeline, with events taking place all over Turtle Island.
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Protesters disrupt FCC as 3-2 vote scraps net neutrality

On the 15th of May, protesters banged bucket drums and bells outside the FCC while commissioners gathered to vote on "paid prioritization" of content. Ignoring the sound of people's anger from outside, and ejecting four activists who got into the hearing, they voted 3-2 to permit "paid prioritization" of content.

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