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Published: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 08:42:55 +0000

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The coming war on China

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 02:18:07 +0000

A major US military build-up – including nuclear weapons – is under way in Asia and the Pacific with the purpose of confronting China. John Pilger raises the alarm on an under-reported and dangerous provocation.

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Merkel Calls For Ban On Full-Face Veils

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 07:48:03 +0000

Hmm.. Where are we on this?

Michael Flynn Jr. 'no longer' involved in Trump transition - Business Insider

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 19:58:42 +0000

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team said in a Tuesday conference call with reporters that retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn's son is "no longer involved" in the Trump transition effort. Trump transition spokesman Jason Miller said Flynn's son, Michael Flynn Jr., w …

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Was Trump's Boeing Tweet In Retaliation?

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 20:34:52 +0000

It sure looks that way.  He tweeted this (and his numbers are wrong, btw) 22 minutes after the Chicago Tribune published an article where the CEO of Boeing criticized Trump's anti-trade stance. No big surprise there.  Trump lives to retaliate against those who criticiz …

Studies Show Little Benefit in Supplements

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 05:04:41 +0000

Americans spend more than $30 billion a year on dietary supplements — vitamins, minerals and herbal products, among others — many of which are unnecessary or of doubtful benefit to those taking them. That comes to about $100 a year for every man, woman and child for …

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Note to Breitbart: Earth Is Not Cooling, Climate Change Is Real and Please Stop Using Our Video to Mislead Americans

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 21:24:25 +0000

Global warming is not expected to end anytime soon, despite what wrote in an article published last week. Though we would prefer to focus on our usual coverage of weather and climate science, in this case we felt it important to add our two cents — esp …

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A Rare White "Fogbow" Has Been Spotted In Scotland

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 02:30:01 +0000

This snowy winter wonderland contains a very rare phenomenon: a fogbow. A fogbow is like a rainbow but instead of all the colours of the spectrum, it appears ghostly white. Photographer Melvin Nicholson snapped the fogbow while out walking on Rannoch Moor, to the west of Loch R …

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Courts Duel Over Michigan's Recount: State appeals court says stop, federal appeals court says go

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 03:08:28 +0000

✂  A Michigan Court of Appeals panel has ordered the Board of State Canvassers to reconsider and reject a recount petition filed by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, ruling she did not meet the qualifications for the request because she has no chance at winning the presid …

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How the Archaeological Review Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline Went Wrong | Ancient Origins

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 23:47:42 +0000

I have seen how the legal process behind environmental and archaeological reviews for energy projects, such DAPL, work – and often don’t work. The tragedy in North Dakota for cultural heritage – and the violence against protesters that has resulted &nd …

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Should Candidates Have To Undergo Background Checks?

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 22:37:37 +0000

A conversation with SpartyOn made me think about this.  I find it ludicrous that if we, the people, decide to elect someone, they get access to all kinds of classified information and are able to make major decisions for the entire country without even having to g …

Remembering Our Bravest Lost at Pearl Harbor

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 04:14:39 +0000

Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. The battleship USS Arizona, all these years later, remains a watery grave on the sea floor for 1,177 officers and crewmen who perished during the attack; their bodies were never recovered. On Sunday, D …

A Bigger Economic Pie, but a Smaller Slice for Half of the U.S.

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 05:13:39 +0000

Even with all the setbacks from recessions, burst bubbles and vanishing industries, the United States has still pumped out breathtaking riches over the last three and half decades. The real economy more than doubled in size; the government now uses a substantial share of that  …

Wisconsin Recount Nets Trump 26 Votes

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 04:21:55 +0000

The recount forced by Green Party nominee Jill Stein in Wisconsin is going swimmingly so far — for President-Elect Donald Trump. Trump has extended his lead over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by a total of 26 additional votes.

Dole lobbied Trump's team on Taiwan for months - POLITICO

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 00:20:03 +0000

"She called me." Sure she did after your assistant arranged the call.

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The War on the Poor Is Already Underway -

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 04:22:46 +0000

The Republicans are champing at the bit. They can barely wait to do something about poverty. It seemsTrump and House Speaker Paul Ryan already have a plan that will make the poor poorer. 

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Nancy Pelosi slams Ben Carson. What is she so afraid of? | Fox News

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 20:23:48 +0000

Did you hear what the Democrat Party’s leader in Congress just said about Dr. Ben Carson?  I’m proud to call Dr. Ben a personal friend. He is the very definition of a good man, a gentleman, and a great human being. He defines “accomplished.”   …

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US elections: broken machines could throw Michigan recount into chaos

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 21:36:04 +0000

✂  Broken polling machines may have put vote counts in question in more than half of Detroit’s precincts and nearly one-third of surrounding Wayne County, possibly throwing the Michigan recount into chaos. If the discrepancies can’t be solved by rec …

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If You Do Not Support Ben Carson as HUD Secretary You are a Racist

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 15:09:25 +0000

I have listened for 8 years, that if you are white and you disagree politically with Obama, you are just secretly a racist.  Ok, let us go with that thought process. If you are white and disagree with Ben Carson as HUD Secretary you are just a closet racist.   You …

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Trump's National Security Advisor sent 16 fake news (propaganda) stories on social media

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 19:02:25 +0000

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who Trump has named for the critical role of National Security Advisor. In this role, the National Security Advisor produces research, briefings and intelligence reports and reports directly to the president. These briefings c …

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Millennials: The Sleeper Right-Wing Generation

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 04:11:44 +0000

Millennials have a solid reputation for being self-absorbed, disconnected, infatuated with globalization, and incredibly liberal. Paradoxically, however, millennials might also be the most right-wing generation in decades — and the last, best hope to save Western civi …

Troubling op-ed in Trump in-law's newspaper calls for FBI crackdown on anti-Trump protests

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 23:33:04 +0000

ared Kushner’s newspaper, the New York Observer, ran an op-ed last week that called for a FBI crackdown on the anti-Trump protests that have swept the nation, AlterNet reports. Kushner, who is Donald Trump’s son-in-law and married to Ivanka, bought the Observer in 20 …

Jeff Bewkes: 'Real threat' to First Amendment from Democrats, not Trump - Business Insider

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 00:51:29 +0000

Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes told Business Insider's Henry Blodget on Tuesday that the "real threat" to the First Amendment did not come from President-elect Donald Trump during the campaign, but rather from the Democratic Party. Bewkes was speaking at Business Insider's annual …

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