Republicans Have Four Easy Ways To #ReleaseTheMemo…Not Doing So Will Prove Them Shameless Frauds

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Authored by Glenn Greenwald and Jon Schwarz via The Intercept, One of the gravest and most damaging abuses of state power is to misuse surveillance authorities for political purposes. For that reason, The Intercept, from its inception, has focused extensively on these issues. We therefore regard as inherently serious strident warnings from public officials alleging that the FBI and Department […]

Who's Going To Davos

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This year’s edition of the World Economic Forum begins on Tuesday in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos. According to the organizers, some 3,000 visitors will attend this year’s meeting. As our infographic shows most of them come from the United States. You will find more statistics at Statista Well with the government shut down… […]

Google Has An Actual Secret Speech Police

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Authored by Peter Hasson via The Daily Caller, More than 100 nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and government agencies around the world help police YouTube for extremist content, ranging from so-called hate speech to terrorist recruiting videos. All of them have confidentiality agreements barring Google, YouTube’s parent company, from revealing their participation to the public, a Google […]

Baltimore's Top Cop Fired After Out-Of-Control Homicides

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Baltimore’s top cop was fired Friday after a record year in per-capita homicides that has transformed Maryland’s largest city into one of the most dangerous areas in the United States. To put things in perspective, Baltimore’s murder rate is 4x the average of other large cities and some 40 percent higher than Detroit. To make matters worse, Baltimore is […]

The FISA Memo Is All The Ammo Trump Needs To Take On The CIA

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Authored by Tom Luongo, FISA is an abomination. Let’s get that out of the way. And since I don’t believe there are any coincidences in U.S. or geo-politics, the releasing of the explosive four-page FISA memo after Congress reauthorized FISA is suspicious. Former NSA analyst (traitor? hero?) turned security state gadfly Edward Snowden came out in favor […]

These Are The World's Real 'Shitholes'… Literally

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In many countries worldwide, there is still a chronic lack of toilets, driving people to defecate outdoors. In fact, as Statista’s Niall McCarthy notes, just under a billion people still practice open defecation across the globe and it’s a problem that results in widespread disease and millions of deaths. In 2015, the UN called for an end to […]

Video: Inside America's Deadly Opioid Crisis

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Opioids kill more people than they cure. Every day in the United States, some 140 people die from taking opioids – addictive opiate-based drugs. They’ve become the leading cause of death among the under-50s, ahead of road accidents and firearms. France24’s US correspondents, Valérie Defert, Baptiste Fenwick, Hayde Fitzpatrick and Romain Jany, take a look […]

As Women March, Ohio State Course Reprimands "White Heterosexual Masculinity"

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As 1000s of Women’s March protesters gather in cities across America on the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration, a class taught this spring at Ohio State University will review a parade of reasons why white heterosexual masculinity is allegedly problematic, tackling the topic from the constructs of racial issues, bullying, pop culture, societal expectations […]

Clinton Ally Tom Steyer Blasts Lawmakers For Failing To Impeach Trump

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It appears Billionaire Clintonite Tom Steyer is surprised that the nationwide ad campaign he bankrolled to urge members of Congress to impeach President Trump hasn’t yielded results by now. Steyer went off on both Republicans and Democrats Friday after a House vote on articles of impeachment garnered a paltry 66 votes. “This vote is not […]

Government Shuts Down – 01-19-18

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Government Shuts Down What Does This Have To Do With The Markets Sector & Market Analysis 401k Plan Manager Follow Us On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Sound Cloud, Seeking Alpha   It’s A Shutdown…. I am traveling this weekend but wanted to put out a short update on the market. On Friday, the Senate failed to reach […]

What Will Rising Mortgage Rates Do To Housing Bubble 2?

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Authored by Wolf Richter via WolfStreet.com, Oops, they’re already rising. The US government bond market has further soured this week, with Treasuries selling off across the spectrum. When bond prices fall, yields rise. For example, the two-year Treasury yield rose to 2.06% on Friday, the highest since September 2008. In the chart, note the determined […]

Military Deployed As Jamaica Officials Declare State Of Emergency

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Foreigners are being asked by their respective governments to exercise extreme caution and stay within the perimeter of their resorts in Montego Bay, Jamaica, after a wave of out of control violence has overpowered local authorities. On Thursday, the country’s prime minister, Andrew Holness, declared the state of emergency in the St. James parish to “restore public […]

Washington And Allies Go Orwellian On Korea Peace Talks

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Authored by Finian Cunningham via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Just as North and South Korea achieve important peaceful exchanges, Washington and its NATO allies appear to be moving with determination to sabotage the initiative for averting war on the East Asian peninsula. Further, the reckless, gratuitous provocations beg the conclusion that the United States is […]