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There are 326 Native American reservations across the country with a total of approximately 1,150,000 residents, and another four million Native Americans living outside of these reservations.  The Navajo Nation reservation is the largest and covers 27,413 square miles, the size of the Netherlands and Belgium combined. The Uintah and Ouray Reservation is the second… Read More

Trump Plans Executive Order To Help Lower Health-Care Costs

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While Democrats dither over the virtues of ‘Medicare for All’, the Trump administration is about to embark on an all-out offensive to lower health-care costs in the US. According to WSJ, Trump is preparing an executive order that would force health-care providers – hospitals, internists, specialists etc. – to disclose the discounted and negotiated rates… Read More

Theresa May Cries As She Announces Plan To Resign In 2 Weeks

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Fighting off tears after rattling off her accomplishments and thanking the people of the UK for the ‘honor of a lifetime’, Theresa May said Friday that she will resign on Friday, June 7 – two weeks from now – after a rebellion within the conservative party finally forced her to step down. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if… Read More

A "European Empire" Is Not What Europe Needs

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Authored by Ferghane Azihari via The Mises Institute, A certain nostalgic view of the Roman Empire has helped to push the idea the European Union is essential to the prosperity and success of Europe. But a closer look at the continent invalidates the link between prosperity and affiliation to Brussels’ Europe. Among the richest European… Read More

Satellite Imagery Spots Russia's New Combat Stealth Drone

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Adem Duygu, a military analyst from Turkey, posted commercial satellite imagery of Russia’s new combat stealth drone on a flight line around the date President Vladimir Putin inspected the country’s latest warplanes at the 929th Chkalov State Flight-Test Center in Russia’s Astrakhan region. Commenting on the latest satellite imagery, The National Interest said the new… Read More

DRC’s Tshisekedi talks anti-corruption as seeks to repair IMF relationship

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SIGNS that Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) president, Felix Tshisekedi, is interested in reform were in evidence yesterday when he met with the Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) in an effort to repair the relationship between it and the central Africa country. Tshisekedi, who replaced Joseph Kabila after elections in December, last month told delegates while on… Read More

Zimbabwe hands platinum concession to firm linked to Nigerian billionaire

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ZIMBABWE’S plan to accelerate the development of its platinum group metal (PGM) sector has taken another turn with the country awarding a concession to mine the metal to Bavura Holdings, a company which has Nigerian billionaire, Benedict Peters, as a shareholder, said Reuters. The concession comes just over a year after President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government… Read More

BoJo, Brexit, & May's Final Act

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Authored by Alasdair Macleod via GoldMoney.com, Brexit has been a long, drawn-out saga. But finally, Theresa May’s indecision appears to be coming to an end. She has finally been cornered in a tragic opera with more twists and turns than Wagner’s Ring Cycle. May’s Götterdämmerung is reaching its conclusion. Brünnhilde is riding Grane, her trusty steed, into immolation on the… Read More

Chinese Diplomat Warns UK: Ditch Huawei At Your Own Peril

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Even with the 90 day delay, the Trump administration’s decision to blacklist Huawei and other foreign telecoms suspected of threatening national security has already prompted a handful of suppliers to cut ties with the Chinese telecoms giant, for fear that continuing to do business with Huawei would subject them to retaliation from the US. Three… Read More

The Euro-Atlantic Populist Wave

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Authored by Andrew Spannaus via ConsortiumNews.com, In 2016, the world began to change, with the Brexit referendum in the U.K. and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president. In both cases, an insurrection of “regular people” against the structures of political and media power upset the political balance of two of the leading countries… Read More

Meanwhile In China: If You Don't Recycle, Big Brother Will Get You

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Starting in September, residents of Xi’an, located in China’s northwest Shaanxi Province, will receive negative social credit points if they refuse to observe local garbage sorting regulations, according to the CCP-friendly Global Times.  The Xi’an government requires its residents to sort their waste into at least four categories – recyclable, hazardous waste, kitchen and other waste. Those who… Read More

Superbugs and the Ultimate Economic Weapon: Food

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The food-exporting superpowers are easy to identify. As my esteemed colleague Michael Snyder chronicled in a recent Zero Hedge post, world agricultural production is under assault from extreme weather and diseases such as African swine fever. Floods & Drought Devastate Crops All Over The Planet; Is A Global Food Crisis Be Coming? Everyone understands extreme weather is a danger… Read More

Friday’s News Links

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[Reuters] Fears of deeper U.S.-China trade war push Asian shares to four-month low [Reuters] Oil bounces back, but markets remain fragile amid trade disputes [Reuters] Trump says ‘dangerous’ Huawei could be included in U.S.-China trade deal [CNBC] Trump predicts ‘fast’ trade deal with China but provides no evidence [CNBC] The China trade war is leading to lower mortgage rates for… Read More

Employees Of 'Sexting-Central' Snapchat Spied On Users

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Employees at social media giant Snap have been abusing internal tools for accessing user data in order to spy on Snapchat users, according to an investigative report by Motherboard, which interviewed multiple current and former employees and viewed internal Snap communications.  “employees have used data access processes for illegitimate reasons to spy on users, according to two former employees.” –Motherboard… Read More

Skype Co-Founder Is "Desperate" To Save Humanity From AI

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Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, The co-founder of Skype, Jaan Tallinn, is on a desperate mission to save the human race from the destruction of artificial intelligence.  Since 2007, Tallinn’s dedicated more than $1 million toward preventing super-smart AIs from replacing humans as Earth’s dominant species and from destroying humanity in the process. <!–[if… Read More