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  • In Face Of Protectionism, EU And Japan Sign Huge Open-Trade Deal

    07/18/2018 2:07:25 AM PDT · by Sam_Damon
    National Public Radio ^ | July 17, 2018 | Merrit Kennedy
    Japan and the European Union have signed a massive trade deal that creates an open-trade zone for more than 600 million people. The EU and Japan account for about one-third of GDP worldwide. The deal has been in the works for years, but the parties reached an agreement in principle a year ago, several months after President Trump pulled the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a major trade deal with Japan and 10 other nations.
  • Austria 'Refuses' to Take More Boat Migrants After Ship of 450 Arrives in Europe......

    07/17/2018 9:27:34 PM PDT · by caww · 24 replies
    BretBart ^ | 7/17/2018 | Oliver jj Lane
    Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has made clear his strong stance on unlimited mass migration after he refused to take part in an EU-wide effort to distribute the migrants of a fishing boat that landed on an Italian island Monday. Calling on the nations of Europe to work harder to prevent illegal migration to the continent, Kurz also pointed to the fact that migrant ships could be sent to countries outside of the European Union to disembark their human cargo. The comments came after 450 migrants were picked up from a wooden fishing boat on Saturday, and brought to Sicily to...
  • Kitten with Special Needs Clings to Foster Dad for Love After He was Saved

    07/18/2018 12:11:45 AM PDT · by vannrox · 9 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | Jul 17 18 | Amy Bojo
    A teeny black kitten came to a veterinary clinic, in need of foster care. He was very wobbly and extremely tiny for his age. Danielle @fostercatsandkittensAbout a month ago, Gus the kitten was taken into The Poppy Foundation at Bonanza Cat Hospital in Las Vegas after he was found on the streets in the brutal summer temperatures. "It was thought that Gus had Cerebellar Hypoplasia because he was very unstable. He would fling his head around and showed all the signs of having this neurological disorder," Danielle, an avid foster based in Las Vegas, told Love Meow. "I have...
  • Russian spy ring: Barack Obama knew before meeting Dmitry Medvedev [2010]

    07/17/2018 7:16:26 PM PDT · by Fedora · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06/30/2010
    [Subtitle:] Barack Obama knew about the FBI operation to arrest an alleged spy ring before meeting his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev last week, but did not raise it at the talks, according to the White House.Robert Gibbs, the White House spokesman, said the revelations, which were condemned by Russia, would not interfere with the effort by both sides to "reset" their relations, which has been pursued ever since Mr Obama became president last year. . .
  • AFGE: SSA Violating Worker Rights to Execute Trump Executive Orders

    07/17/2018 7:02:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 34 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | July 17, 2018 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    Unions evicted from federal offices, denied time to meet with employeesWASHINGTON – The American Federation of Government Employees is obligated under the law to represent all employees covered by our negotiated contracts, but the Social Security Administration is deliberately and illegally restricting the union’s ability to uphold this obligation, AFGE leaders say.“The agency is attempting to wipe all traces of our union from SSA offices and deny workers their legal rights to representation,” AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. said.Read President Cox’s Full Statement Here On Monday, July 9, SSA management unilaterally implemented extensive changes to the contract that had...
  • Obama: Consider a universal basic income

    07/17/2018 4:49:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 93 replies
    theweek.com ^ | July 17, 2018
    In his first major speech since leaving office, former President Barack Obama endorsed the idea of providing a universal basic income. Speaking at the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in South Africa on Tuesday, Obama raised the notion of guaranteed income as a way to reduce what he called "yawning disparities" in wealth, education, and security across different socioeconomic groups. "It's not just money that a job provides," said Obama. "It provides dignity and structure and a sense of place and a sense of purpose. So we're going to have to consider new ways of thinking about these problems, like a...
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    07/17/2018 6:01:20 PM PDT · by LUV W · 103 replies
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  • Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States

    07/17/2018 4:19:37 PM PDT · by vannrox · 22 replies
    motherboard ^ | Jul 17 2018, 8:00pm | Kim Zetter
    The nation's top voting machine maker has admitted in a letter to a federal lawmaker that the company installed remote-access software on election-management systems it sold over a period of six years, raising questions about the security of those systems and the integrity of elections that were conducted with them. In a letter sent to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) in April and obtained recently by Motherboard, Election Systems and Software acknowledged that it had "provided pcAnywhere remote connection software … to a small number of customers between 2000 and 2006," which was installed on the election-management system ES&S sold them....
  • Ocasio-Cortez draws ire from Democrats: ‘Meteors fizz out’

    07/17/2018 10:13:45 AM PDT · by McGruff · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 | Mike Lillis
    Frustrated Democratic lawmakers are offering Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez some advice: Cool it. Ocasio-Cortez stunned the political world with her upset primary victory last month over Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), the head of the House Democratic Caucus and a rising star within the party. But while the improbable win made Ocasio-Cortez an overnight progressive superstar, a number of House Democrats are up in arms over her no-holds-barred approach, particularly her recent accusation that Crowley, who has endorsed her candidacy, is seeking to topple her bid with a third-party run.
  • A bad marriage can seriously damage your health, say scientists

    07/17/2018 9:46:21 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 45 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/16/18 | Layal Liverpool
    A bad marriage with frequent conflicts could have a serious detrimental impact on your health, according to psychologists. The researchers at the universities of Nevada and Michigan monitored 373 heterosexual couples to investigate whether disagreeing about multiple topics – such as children, money, in-laws and leisure activities – had negative health implications. “We followed married couples over the first 16 years of marriage and compared the subjective health of wives and husbands who reported a greater number of conflict topics to those who reported fewer,” said Rosie Shrout, who presented the preliminary results at the International Association for Relationship Research...
  • IN NEWLY OBTAINED MEMO, CONGRESS’S TOP COP SAID HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SERVER VANISHED

    07/17/2018 9:10:58 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/02/2018 | Luke Rosiak, Investigative Reporter
    IN NEWLY OBTAINED MEMO, CONGRESS’S TOP COP SAID HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SERVER VANISHED A secret memo marked “URGENT” detailed how the House Democratic Caucus’s server went “missing” soon after it became evidence in a cybersecurity probe. The secret memo also said more than “40 House offices may have been victims of IT security violations.” In the memo, Congress’s top law enforcement official, Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving, along with Chief Administrative Officer Phil Kiko, wrote,“We have concluded that the employees [Democratic systems administrator Imran Awan and his family] are an ongoing and serious risk to the House of Representatives, possibly threatening...
  • An Open Letter To Mr. Brennan (May 25,2018)

    07/17/2018 8:42:02 AM PDT · by bitt · 39 replies
    andmagazine.com/ ^ | 5/25/2018 | charles faddis
    I understand that you are a political opponent of the current President of the United States. I understand that you are an American citizen, and you have the right to freedom of speech. I encourage you to utilize that right. I encourage you to speak your mind. I encourage you, as I do all Americans, to be heard. I implore you, however to cease and desist from continuing to attempt to portray yourself in the public media as some sort of impartial critic concerned only with the fate of the republic. I beg you to stop attempting to portray yourself...
  • Putin Summit May Prove to Be Trump's Finest Hour

    07/17/2018 7:18:21 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 16,2018 | ROGER L SIMON
    Oh, really? Although Russia -- the largest nation on the planet -- is in many ways a failing state with an economy barely the size of Texas, it still has a huge percentage of the world's nuclear weapons, about equal with ours, and the capacity to deliver them (and to pass them along to unreliable non-state actors). It behooves us to have a relationship with them for our survival and everybody else's, to keep our friends close and our enemies closer, as the Godfather would put it. The obvious goal in this is to limit nuclear proliferation and even to...
  • Schumer outlines 5-step plan to stand up to Russia

    07/17/2018 8:31:25 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 59 replies
    Axios ^ | 17 Jul 2018 | Caitlin Owens, Marisa Fernandez
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has questioned whether Russian President Vladimir Putin holds damaging information over President Trump, and has outlined five ways the GOP-held Congress should respond to Russia's election meddling and Monday's bizarre Trump-Putin press conference. Between the lines: Republicans are calling all of the shots when it comes to introducing legislation or subpoenaing information from the administration. Schumer's ask of the GOP: Increase sanctions against Russia. Demand that the president's national security team that accompanied him to the Russia summit testify before Congress about what happened. End all attacks on the Justice Department, the FBI and Special...
  • Deep State Determined to Undermine Trump Using Mueller Indictments

    07/17/2018 8:15:56 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 17 Jul 2018 | Ron Paul
    The term “deep state” has been so over-used in the past few years that it may seem meaningless. It has become standard practice to label one’s political adversaries as representing the “deep state” as a way of avoiding the defense of one’s positions. President Trump has often blamed the “deep state” for his political troubles. Trump supporters have created big conspiracies involving the “deep state” to explain why the president places neocons in key positions or fails to fulfill his campaign promises. But the “deep state” is no vast and secret conspiracy theory. The deep state is real, it operates...
  • GOP’s Hugin Attacks Menendez as Poll Shows NJ Senate Race a Statistical Tie

    07/17/2018 7:37:09 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jul 2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Bob Hugin, the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, launched a blistering attack on Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) Monday as a new poll shows the race is now a statistical tie. The Gravis Marketing Poll, provided exclusively to Breitbart News on Monday, showed that Menendez leads Hugin by just two points, 43 percent to 41 percent, which is within the poll’s 4.1 percent margin of error In 2012, Menendez easily defeated his Republican opponent by 18 points. But November’s election comes on the heels of a public corruption trial of Menendez which the Department of Justice dropped...
  • WHO IS BILL BROWDER? PUTIN ASKS FOR TRUMP'S HELP IN QUESTIONING BILLIONAIRE FOR 'ILLEGAL...

    07/17/2018 2:15:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 7/16/18 | CRISTINA MAZA
    WHO IS BILL BROWDER? PUTIN ASKS FOR TRUMP'S HELP IN QUESTIONING BILLIONAIRE FOR 'ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES' IN RUSSIA During a press conference with President Donald Trump in Finland on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would allow special counsel Robert Mueller to interview Russians indicted for interfering in the 2016 presidential election if Russian law enforcement can access people connected to one man in particular: the London-based financier Bill Browder. “Business associates of Mr. Browder have earned over 1.5 million dollars in Russia. They never paid any taxes, neither in Russia nor in the United States, and yet the money...
  • Why a American Man should Leave America (If just for a bit…)

    07/17/2018 12:51:33 AM PDT · by vannrox · 41 replies
    metallicman ^ | June 2018 | Editorial staff
    ...snip... I will have to be honest, it wasn’t until after I left America that I really began to appreciate it. As well as get really angry as to what it has become. Here's just a few of the things that I have come to miss... The first day of hunting season. A big garden full of tomato plants, peppers and onions. Football on lazy Sunday afternoons. The local sports section in the newspaper with photos of friends, relatives, and their kids. Fishing brook trout. A compound bow. A Ruben sandwich with real coleslaw. Rummaging around in a auto junkyard...
  • Swamp Guardian Chris Wallace Interviews Russian President Vladimir Putin… (full video)

    07/16/2018 7:41:32 PM PDT · by bitt · 28 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 7/16/2018 | SUNDANCE
    The primary guardian and gatekeeper of the DC Swamp, Chris Wallace, sits down for an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (and check out the comments..)
  • Debrief on Trump-Putin Presser – There are High Crimes to Be Hidden, and Trillions Still at Stake…

    07/16/2018 7:36:30 PM PDT · by bitt · 9 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 7/16/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Last Friday, in a carefully timed construct, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein delivered a purely political statement to the media under the auspices of indictments against 13 Russians. Make no mistake, the entire construct of Mueller’s team project; and the enabling of Rod Rosenstein; was intended to do what it has been doing for over a year, diminish, disrupt and eventually stop President Trump. President Trump remains an existential threat to the business interests within the apparatus of professional politics. Additionally, candidate Trump defeated the professional political class despite the stunningly Machiavellian surveillance schemes of the deep administrative state which...