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  • Converting Khashoggi Into Cash October 21, 2018
    Authored by James George Jatras via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The hazard of writing about the Saudis’ absurd gyrations as they seek to avoid blame for the murder of the late, not notably great journalist and Muslim Brotherhood activist Jamal Khashoggi is that by the time a sentence is finished, the landscape may have changed […]
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  • Accused "FX Cartel" Members Joined Forces After Trying To "End" Each Other October 21, 2018
    As federal prosecutors in Manhattan press ahead with the trial of three London-based currency traders - members of the infamous "FX Cartel" who allegedly colluded to move exchange rates in their favor during the brief moments before the daily fix - more amusing details from the cartel's group chat where most of the alleged collusion […]
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  • Alhambra: China's Economy Is Not Crashing, It's Worse Than That October 21, 2018
    Authored by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners, China’s economy is not crashing. Hyperbole works both ways. Last year and this, the smallest increment above a prior number was broadcast out as the greatest thing ever (US wage growth in particular), irrefutable proof of globally synchronized growth. Now that that’s over with, largely, there will […]
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  • "Marijuana Impairment" - Stoned Drivers Cause More Traffic Accidents In Pot Legal States  October 21, 2018
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found, in a new study published Thursday, that traffic accidents are up 6% in four states where recreational use of marijuana has been legalized.  Earlier in the week, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a press release about a 2017 traffic accident linked to the "use of marijuana in combination with the […]
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  • From "Soft" Tyranny To Totalitarian Rule: America's Unrelenting Data Collection October 21, 2018
    Authored Jeremiah Johnson (nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces ) via SHTFplan.com, Totalitarian – Of or being a form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute control over all aspects of life and opposition is outlawed; a practitioner or supporter of such a government. – American […]
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  • China Unveils World's Largest Transport Drone  October 21, 2018
    China has successfully tested the world's largest commercial drone developed and manufactured by the China Academy of Aerospace Electronics Technology (CAAET) made its first successful test flight at Baotou Airport in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Tuesday, reported Ecns.cn, the official English-language website of China News Service.  SF Express Co., Ltd, a Chinese transport company based in […]
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  • Judge Orders Mueller To Prove Russian Company Meddled In Election October 21, 2018
    A Washington federal judge on Thursday ordered special counsel Robert Mueller's team to clarify election meddling claims lodged against a Russian company operated by Yevgeny Prigozhin, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Bloomberg.  Concord Management and Consulting, LLC. - one of three businesses indicted by Mueller in February along with 13 individuals for […]
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  • Opportunities Abound After Khashoggi-Gate October 21, 2018
    Authored by Tom Luongo, Every crisis is also an opportunity.  Don’t worry I’m not about to go all Rahm Emmanuel, Mr. Realpolitik, on you today.  The death/dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi is both a crisis and an opportunity for the worst people in the world. And all of them are seizing the day, as it were. […]
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  • FBI Admits It Used Multiple Spies To Infiltrate Trump Campaign October 20, 2018
    The Department of Justice admitted in a Friday court filing that the FBI used more than one "Confidential Human Source," (also known as informants, or spies) to infiltrate the Trump campaign through former adviser Carter Page, reports the Daily Caller.  “The FBI has protected information that would identify the identities of other confidential sources who provided information […]
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  • Trump To Pull U.S. Out Of 1987 Nuclear Weapons Treaty With Russia October 20, 2018
    As Russia continues to outmaneuver the US by developing new ballistic missiles like the 9M729 ground-launched cruise missile, as well as hypersonic weapons capable of carrying a nuclear payload, President Trump said Saturday that he plans to abandon a 1987 arms-control treaty that has (on paper, at least) prohibited the US and Russia from deploying […]
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