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  • Major Drug Bust at U.S./Mexico Border: $7 Million Worth of Cocaine, Meth & Heroin Seized

    12/13/2018 6:29:11 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 12/13/2018 | Nick Kangadis
    Seven million dollars might not seem like a lot when you consider that the illegal drug business generates hundreds of billions of dollars of revenue for organized crime all over the world. But, at least there’s $7 million worth of hard drugs off the streets. A major drug bust occurred earlier this week at the U.S./Mexico border in Texas. Border officials said that an estimated $6,998,000 worth of methamphetamine, cocaine and what is believed to be heroin were discovered. Border agents at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility were alerted to a commercial shipment of stone blocks on Monday. Officers...
  • Family breakdown explains social unrest

    12/12/2018 11:55:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Star Parker ^ | December 11, 2018 | Star Parker
    Weakening of the family generally occurs in an environment of weakening of religion. As France is gripped by civil disorder, many commentators identify, quite correctly, as the culprit the outsized burden that France's bloated welfare state places on its citizens. According a recent report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the highest tax burden in the industrialized world is in France — 46.1 percent of GDP. In the United States, it is 27 percent, which includes taxes paid at all levels of government — federal, state and local. Welfare state spending in France is 32 percent of GDP,...
  • Meng Wanzhou, Chinese telecom exec facing possible extradition to US

    12/12/2018 6:37:38 AM PST · by Patrick1979 · 10 replies
    Fox ^ | 2018-12-12 21:00 | Frank Miles
    A Canadian judge on Tuesday granted bail to Meng Wanzhou, the Chinese telecom executive facing possible extradition to the U.S. after she was detained in Vancouver earlier this month. Justice William Ehrcke announced his decision after three days of hearings. He granted bail of $10 million Canadian (US$7.5 million) to Meng, but required her to wear an ankle bracelet, surrender her passports, stay in Vancouver and its suburbs, and confine herself to one of her two Vancouver homes from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Climate change: COP24 fails to adopt key scientific report

    12/09/2018 4:54:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | December 9, 2018 | By Matt McGrath, Environment correspondent
    Attempts to incorporate a key scientific study into global climate talks in Poland have failed. The IPCC report on the impacts of a temperature rise of 1.5C, had a significant impact when it was launched last October. Scientists and many delegates in Poland were shocked as the US, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait objected to this meeting "welcoming" the report. Instead they wanted to support a much more lukewarm phrase, that the conference would "take note" of the report. The dispute dragged on as huddles of negotiators met in corners of the plenary session here, trying to agree a compromise...
  • POTUS Trump should be praised for his G-20 progress with China and here’s WHY

    12/02/2018 1:48:25 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 5 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/2/18 | USA Features
    Winning: As the usual suspects pick apart the high-profile meeting between POTUS Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aries on Saturday, there were definitely some positive things — for both countries — that came out of it. Already Western pundits and commentators are downplaying what was discussed and, more importantly, what was agreed upon as little more than a reprieve: In exchange for POTUS holding off imposing 25-percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods come January 1, Beijing agreed to immediately begin “not yet agreed upon, but very substantial” amount of...
  • Surprised the Sentinelese killed someone: First anthropologist to enter North Sentinel island

    11/25/2018 10:22:03 PM PST · by cold start · 29 replies
    Economic Times ^ | Nov 24th 2018
    TN Pandit was the first anthropologist to enter the isolated Andaman island of North Sentinel, back in 1967. He says he was surprised when he heard that an American evangelist, John Allen Chau, had been killed by the Sentinelese. Speaking to ET at his residence in New Delhi, 83-year-old Pandit narrated his experiences of interacting with the Sentinelese, among the few remaining isolated tribes in the world. The tribe is not hostile, nor do they raid their neighbours, Pandit says.They only say, ‘leave us alone.’ They make it amply clear that outsiders are not welcome in their habitat. One needs...
  • Iran: U.S. Has Failed To Stop Oil Exports

    11/20/2018 9:24:55 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 14 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-19-2018 | Tim
    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the country will continue to export oil despite fresh U.S. sanctions, which he described as “psychological war doomed to failure.” “We will not yield to this pressure which is part of the psychological war launched against Iran,” he said on state TV. “They have failed to stop our oil exports. We will keep exporting it ... Your regional policies have failed and you blame Iran for that failure from Afghanistan to Yemen and Syria,” he added, to chants of “Death to America!”. Rouhani also said that the U.S. lacked international support for...
  • Biological Leninism

    11/14/2018 6:58:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Bloody Shovel ^ | 14 November, 2018 | Spandrell
    Of course liberal politics kept being a mess. No cohesion in a ruling class which has no good incentive to stick to each other. But of course the incentive is still out there. A cohesive ruling class can monopolize power and extract rents from the whole society forever. The ghost of Lenin is always there. And so the arrow of history kept bending in Lenin’s direction. The West started to build up a Leninist power structure. Not overtly, not as a conscious plan. It just worked that way because the incentives were out there for everyone to see, and so...
  • 156,562,000: Record Employment for 12th Time Under Trump

    11/02/2018 6:44:09 AM PDT · by Freeport · 32 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | November 2, 2018 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The economy is the second most important issue for registered voters as the midterm election nears, a new Gallup Poll says. And there was very good economic news on Friday, as the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics rolled out the October employment report -- the final one before next week's midterm election. The number of employed Americans has never been higher. The 156,562,000 Americans employed in October is the twefth record set under President Donald Trump. In October, the number of employed men age 20 and up -- 80,405,000 -- set the 12th record since Trump took...
  • Syrian Christian leader on the US intervention, Kurdish-Christian relations, Turkish plans for Syria

    10/30/2018 2:40:04 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    Realist Review ^ | October 27, 2018 | Matthew Petti
    As the fight against ISIS winds down, SyriaÂ’s minorities once again have to choose sides in the struggle for their countryÂ’s future. Syriac Christians, also known as Assyrians or Chaldeans, are one of the smallest ethnic and religious groups in Syria. But they have an important role to play in the US presence in Syria, and by extension, the politics of the entire Middle East. The Realist Review called Syriac National Council (SNC) founder Bassam Ishak to hear his perspective on US forces and the future of Syria.Before the interview, Ishak humbly warned the Realist Review that his perspective would...
  • Hundreds of US troops heading to the border to deal with migrant caravan, official says

    10/25/2018 8:20:15 AM PDT · by madison10 · 110 replies
    FNC ^ | 10/25/2018 | Lucas Tomlinson
    <p>Hundreds of U.S. troops are set to make their way to the southern border to help Homeland Security and the National Guard as a caravan with thousands of migrants moves north, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday. The official said roughly 800 soldiers will be sent to the area to offer “logistical support," including providing tents and vehicles.</p>
  • Steve King: Men from ‘Most Violent Countries in World’ Are ‘Invading’ U.S.

    10/21/2018 8:13:24 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Oct 2018 | John binder
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) says men from the “most violent countries in the world” are “invading” the U.S. through illegal and legal immigration. In an interview, King discussed the death of 20-year-old college student Mollie Tibbetts whose body was found in September in a cornfield in her rural hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa after she was last seen jogging on July 18.Christian Bahena-Rivera, an illegal alien from Mexico, has been charged with first-degree murder in Tibbetts’ death after police say he admitted to confronting and chasing down the young woman. The illegal alien lived in a region of Iowa that was surrounded by sanctuary...
  • Growing Invasion Force Overwhelms Mexican Authorities – Approximately 10,000 Now Traveling through M

    10/21/2018 7:49:22 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 138 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 21, 2018 | sundance
    Despite media claims to the contrary, election Mexican officials previously promised to allow the invasion of Central American migrants. There is a history here. Heavily financed horde of Central American migrants has overwhelmed token resistance from Mexican military and advanced north toward Southern U.S. border.  As described by Associated Press today: “growing army of migrants resumes march toward US.”  This is a well financed, well organized, left-wing political operation strategically timed to reach the U.S. border and coincide with the 2018 mid-term election.Estimates as to the number of economic migrants varies between 7,000 to 10,000 and the numbers are growing...
  • As U.S. fertility rates collapse, finger-pointing and blame follow

    10/20/2018 9:33:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 19, 2018 | Ariana Eunjung Cha
    As 2017 drew to a close, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) urged Americans to have more children. To keep the country great, he said, we’re “going to need more people.” “I did my part,” the father of three declared. Ryan’s remarks drew some eye rolls at the time, but as new data about the country’s collapsing fertility rates has emerged, concern has deepened over what’s causing the changes, whether it constitutes a crisis that will fundamentally change the demographic trajectory of the country — and what should be done about it. Women are now having fewer babies and at...
  • Turkey, US share cautious optimism as high-stakes Brunson trial to resume

    10/11/2018 12:31:43 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | October 11, 2018 | Amberin Zaman
    Andrew Brunson, the evangelical pastor being tried on espionage/terror charges in a controversial case that has badly bruised the U.S.’ relations with its NATO ally Turkey, is due to appear in court tomorrow. Hopes on the American side are that the 50-year-old native of Black Mountain, North Carolina, who has been held for a year in prison and under house arrest since July, will finally be freed.The hearing comes amid a burgeoning alignment between Washington and Ankara over Jamal Khashoggi, the dissident Saudi journalist who is feared to have been murdered by a Saudi hit squad in the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. Secretary of...
  • U.N. court says U.S. must lift Iran sanctions on "humanitarian" goods

    10/04/2018 5:05:58 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/3/2018 | CBS/AFP
    THE HAGUE -- The United Nations' top court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on "humanitarian" goods to Iran that President Donald Trump re-imposed after pulling out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) unanimously ruled that Washington "shall remove by means of its choosing any impediments arising from the measures announced on May 8 to the free exportation to Iran of medicines and medical devices, food and agricultural commodities" as well as airplane parts, said judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf. The court said sanctions on goods "required for humanitarian needs... may have...
  • Is Trump Eyeing A Coup In Venezuela?

    09/28/2018 9:40:20 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 31 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 09-28-2018 | Nick
    The Trump administration and some others in the U.S. government have sent some not-so-subtle hints lately that they are open to a military invasion of Venezuela to oust President Nicolas Maduro. “It’s a regime that frankly could be toppled very quickly by the military, if the military decides to do that,” President Trump told reporters on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. The words seem to offer some encouragement for a coup, which may not come as a surprise because the New York Times published an investigation in early September that found that the Trump administration met...
  • Hegemony will no longer pay off for US

    09/17/2018 2:15:23 AM PDT · by granada · 23 replies
    the Global times (PRC) ^ | 2018/9/16 | Editorial
    US President Donald Trump will reportedly announce new tariffs on about $200 billion on Chinese imports. Meanwhile, Washington has invited Chinese officials to restart trade talks later this month. While Washington extends a carrot to Beijing, it is also swinging a stick. It is nothing new for the US to try to escalate tensions so as to exploit more gains at the negotiating table. The unilateral and hegemonic moves by the US will meet firm countermeasures from China. Against the backdrop of successive US offensives in the trade war, China will not just play defense. Nowadays economic and trade relations...
  • [Vanity]What's Really Important?

    08/21/2018 11:00:20 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    Mee ^ | Today | Moi
    White farmers are being murdered and thrown off their land in massive numbers at the behest of their government. There is mass starvation in Venezuela. People have to eat their cats and dogs just to stay alive. In Myannmar, they're murdering Christians. They're also mass murdering Christians in India, as well as Sikhs, Muslims, Dalits, Assamese, Bodos, Manipuris, Dalits, and others. China is rounding up Muslims and forcing them into concentration camps, where they disappear, reminiscent of the Nazi Holocaust against the Jews. They're also burning down churches and persecuting Christians. They previously expelled the Buddhists from Tibet. And throughout...
  • Would The U.S. Sanction China For Buying Iranian Oil?

    08/17/2018 3:00:56 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 08-17-2018 | Irina
    A U.S. State Department official has suggested that Washington could impose sanctions on China if it continues to buy Iranian oil after November 4 when sanctions specifically targeting Iranian oil sales abroad will kick in, the Wall Street Journal reports. The WSJ quotes newly appointed special representative and head of an Iran Action Group at the State Department as saying that, “The United States certainly hopes for full compliance by all nations in terms of not risking the threat of U.S. secondary sanctions if they continue with those transactions.” In addition, Brian Hook declined to rule out the possibility that...