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Breaking News of the Day 

– The US government has officially shut down after no agreement could be reached between the two major parties. Here is a list of who is affected because of it.

– “US President Barack Obama has vowed not to allow Republicans to undermine his signature healthcare legislation as a condition to restart the US government.

– What is the similarities and differences between ’95-’96 shutdown and today’s? Also, how much does it cost? Well, history says A LOT. But the reports are saying 12.5 million dollars per hour.

– Who will be blamed? Unsure as both sides are blamed.

– Quinnipiac Poll: 72% of Americans do not like the idea of Congress shutting down the government.

International Developments

Russia is doubting whether mid-November date is good time to get Syria on board for peace talks.

– The UN is favored by 58% of Americans as conferences continue.

– Arnie Gundersen: Prime Minister of Japan is “lying to the Japanese people” about nucelar reactors and safety.

– Three US diplomats were expelled by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for “acts of sabotage.”

– We cannot forget Afghanistan, but we do. Meanwhile those in Afghanistan will always remember.

– 1,000+ is the amount of terror deaths in Iraq in September alone.

– “On the Sixth of October, It will be Army Day in Egypt!

“Israel is ready to act ‘alone’ to stop Iran making a nuclear bomb, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday in a hardline warning against rushing into deals with the new leadership in Tehran.”

– “When the moment of justice came for Golden Dawn it happened in a flash. One by one, the men who had headed the neo-Nazi party were delivered to court with lighting speed, black SUVs screeching to a halt as riot police kept onlookers at bay and agents in bulletproof vests and balaclavas pushed the burly politicians, handcuffed and smiling, into building number six.” Leaders of Golden Dawn brought to court for charges of murder and assault.  Also, horrible individual and wife of leader of Golden Dawn spits at reporter because she is the epitome of hatred and ignorance. Live blog of what is happening can be found here.

– “Jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has ended her hunger strike after nine days, according to the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service, as reported by The Associated Press. On Sunday, Tolokonnikova was moved to a prison hospital, and the state service says she is currently in stable condition.

– That’s what imperialism leads to. “Torture is widespread in Libyan detention centres run by brigades which emerged during the 2011 revolution, a UN report said Tuesday, urging Tripoli to bring all facilities under full state control.”

Financial Matters

– Current economic “recovery” is the slowest since Harry Truman’s administration. 

– It doesn’t end here at home. Young Scottish individuals are trapped in a system that breeds “low-paying, unstable jobs.” 

– Four companies that are “screwing their workers out of health insurance.” 

– Manufacturing is expanding to levels unexpected by economists.

“Stocks shrug US shutting down.” 

– “The World Trade Organization has about 20 working days left to stitch together the first global trade deal in two decades, but even the faster tempo of talks under new chief Roberto Azevedo may be too little, too late.” [cont’d.]

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Daniel Wright is a longtime blogger and currently writes for Shadowproof. He lives in New Jersey, by choice.