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  • Baltimore's Top Cop Fired After Out-Of-Control Homicides January 21, 2018
    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 […]
    Tyler Durden
  • The FISA Memo Is All The Ammo Trump Needs To Take On The CIA January 21, 2018
    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 […]
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  • These Are The World's Real 'Shitholes'... Literally January 21, 2018
    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 […]
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  • NSA "Sincerely Regrets" Deleting All Bush-Era Surveillance Data It Was Ordered To Preserve January 21, 2018
    There is a growing consensus among many observers in Washington that the national security agencies have become completely politicized over the past seventeen years and are now pursuing selfish agendas that actually endanger what remains of American democracy. As Philip Giraldi notes, up until recently it has been habitual to refer to such activity as […]
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  • Jeremy Grantham Exposes The Corporatocracy: America's "Run By Those Guys For Their Own Interests" January 21, 2018
    Authored by Robert Huebscher via AdvisorPerspectives.com, Have profit margins risen to a permanently higher plateau? Are average Americans better off than they were a generation ago? I had the opportunity to discuss those questions, which are centrally important to investing and economic policy, with Jeremy Grantham a couple of weeks ago. The discussion took place […]
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  • Video: Inside America's Deadly Opioid Crisis January 20, 2018
    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 […]
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  • Wharton Dean: Dimon Mindset Is Wrong, Cryptos Mean "The End Of Money As We've Known It" January 20, 2018
    Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett sees a big split in how blockchain-based digital cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are viewed on Wall Street versus in Silicon Valley. On the East Coast, the idea of a cryptocurrency replacing a fiat currency is still met with skepticism. But in the Valley, they seem “all in.” In this opinion piece he […]
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  • Venezuelan Rebel Cop Oscar Perez Massacred By The Government After He Surrendered January 20, 2018
    Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog, Note from Jose: This is information compiled by myself and from my trusted sources, who are near the place where this event took place. Some other references are from the Miami Herald and Venezuelan press. The events of January 15 were confirmed to me by the […]
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  • "Both Sides Are Dug In": Why This Government Shutdown Could Last A Long Time January 20, 2018
    Today for only the 19th time in history, the US government has found itself in a "funding gap", a technical term for shut down. One of the reasons why this event is not being taken too seriously by the financial punditry, markets or much of the media, is that looking back not only have most […]
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  • As Women March, Ohio State Course Reprimands "White Heterosexual Masculinity" January 20, 2018
    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 […]
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