The Incirlik Agenda -- What's Really Going On Behind Closed Doors Between the U.S. and Turkey?

It's the Monday morning following a failed coup d'etat in Turkey, and apparently the less the mainstream media reports about what's really going on at Incirlik Air Force Base, which hosts more B61 tactical nuclear bombs than any other single American installation in Europe, the better. This story about lax security surrounding U.S./NATO nuclear weapons in Belgium and historically at Incirlik AFB from The New Yorker published on Sunday, is the exception to the media blackout that proves the rule. Nobody's talking and few servicemen want to talk on their Facebook or Twitter feeds about what's been happening the last few days at the strategic NATO air base.

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Brazilian Waxed

It is 2016 and the cosmetic surgery capital of the world, Brazil, has a lot to worry about. Clocking in at 79th in the world for living standards, Brazil is numero uno in butt enhancements! This despite the fact that cosmetic surgeries are not covered by either government or private health plans. The most astounding thing about this little known fact is the economic backdrop against which it takes place. Brazil is the sick man of the BRICS (i.e., Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) and although the nation is gearing up for the 2016 Olympics with Carnival-like glee, the grim reality is that it is facing economic disaster.

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