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    Today, 07:30 PM
    LOL, the EU needs the UK far more than the UK needs the EU and Brexit will encourage other countries to leave.
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    Today, 07:16 PM
    Four women have been indicted in connection with an organized voter fraud ring discovered in the Fort Worth, Texas area. The criminals targeted elderly residents by forging mail-in ballots in favor of Democrat candidates during the 2016 election. The case has been looked into for over two years, so this week’s four indictments might not be the last. In October of 2016, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the largest voter fraud investigation in Texas history was taking place in Tarrant country. Political consultant Aaron Harris, who originally brought the fraudulent ballots to the attention of investigators, said, “The harvesters sit around and fill these out by the hundreds, often by the thousands.” “Just because they may have been indicted on one or two, or 16 counts, doesn’t mean they don’t have 200 counts,” he added. “But those are the only 16 that can be proven.” More at: https://www.infowars.com/busted-voter-fraud-ring-discovered-in-texas/
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    Today, 06:53 PM
    We should also consider taking some DNA from Danke in that case, he may have even more Neanderthal in him than Specs.
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    Today, 06:50 PM
    Theresa May has been forced to scrap plans to sign up to a Brexit divorce deal after the prime minister came under intense pressure from her own Cabinet to pursue a more abrupt exit from the European Union. A provisional agreement between EU and UK negotiators fell apart on Sunday after the Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab flew into Brussels following threats from several Cabinet ministers to walk out of government and suggestions that Conservative backbenchers are now willing to topple May. May had been hoping to sign up to a Brexit divorce deal early this week ahead of the crucial October European Council summit in Brussels later this week. However, a provisional agreement between the two sides — that the UK could remain in a "temporary" customs union with the EU after Brexit as part of the Northern Irish "backstop" clause — caused fury among Conservative MPs who believe that Britain is being forced into remaining permanently tied to the EU. The backstop is the insurance policy for making sure the frictionless border between Northern Ireland and the Republic is maintained after Brexit. It will come into effect at the end of the proposed transition period, in January 2021, unless a new trading arrangement which protects the open Irish border is in place. On Sunday the UK was set to sign up to a backstop arrangement which had been reported since early last week, in which the UK would remain in a customs union and Northern Ireland alone would stick to single market rules. Business Insider reported on Friday that several senior members of May's Cabinet had given May the weekend to change her position on the backstop or suffer a series of walkouts. A senior Cabinet source told BI that May was approaching a "killer moment" in her leadership, adding that "the prime minister needs to hear the mood by Monday." House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt and Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey were all poised to quit. Several Cabinet rebels are set to meet on Monday night to discuss what to do about the crisis in the party.
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    Today, 06:41 PM
    Maybe he could get some wooden nickels?
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    Today, 06:31 PM
    The Native American hoax just keep getting worse for Sen. Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren (D-Mass.). According to a 2012 report from Breitbart, Warren’s claimed Native ancestry ties her directly back to a great-great-great grandfather who rounded up Cherokee Indians into a a government-organized stockade called Ross’s Landing in Tennessee, which was where the infamous trail of tears began. More at: https://bigleaguepolitics.com/flashback-pocahontas-ancestor-corralled-cherokees-for-trail-of-tears-according-to-report/
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    Today, 06:29 PM
    A recently resurfaced article written by a prominent genealogist explains how Europeans and Americans who have trace amounts of Native American DNA could have Asian ancestors. In a thorough 2014 article on her website DNA Explained, genealogist Roberta Estes explains that through ancient migrations and more recent Asian invasions of Europe, many North Americans and Europeans who take popular DNA tests may register trace amounts of Native American DNA due to common genes between the two long separated populations. Estes explains that the Huns arrived in Europe and conquered great swaths of it in starting in 370 AD. They were eventually followed to Europe from Asia by the Maygars in the 800s and 900s, another Asian population that would eventually settle in modern day Hungary. Much earlier in history, it is widely accepted by experts that most Native American populations came to North America through three ancient migrations from Asia and Eastern Europe. She explained that a hypothetical person of Hungarian or German descent could be a good candidate for this occurrence. “Since both the Hungarians and some Germanic people descend from Asian populations, as do Native Americans,” she wrote, “It’s not unrealistic to expect that, as populations, they share a genetic connection.” After running tests on her hypothetical half German, half Hungarian candidate, Estes received results suggesting that the person could be as much as 0.27 per cent Native American according to at least one publicly available DNA test, in genes Estes says would likely have belonged to a Hunnic or Maygar ancestor.
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    Today, 05:56 PM
    Elizabeth Warren’s national political career is over. And malignant narcissist that she is she keeps trying to score rhetorical points against Donald Trump, thinking if she can just get in a good one, she’ll stop being a laughing stock. But, that’s not going to happen. She’s accumulating nicknames now at a rate that is faster than black men are leaving the Democrats. Fauxcahontas Lie-awatha Last of the Fauxhicans
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    Today, 05:49 PM
    When it comes to estimating China's total outstanding debt, there has long been confusion about the real number with most putting the debt/GDP at around 250%, while the IIF last year calculated China's debt load as high as 300% of GDP. Now, China watchers can one add another ~40% of debt/GDP to the total because according to S&P, China’s local governments have accumulated 40 trillion yuan ($5.8 trillion) - or even more - in off-balance sheet debt, suggesting the already record surge in defaults is set to accelerate further. "The potential amount of debt is an iceberg with titanic credit risks," S&P credit analysts wrote in a report Tuesday, Bloomberg reported, with much of the build-up related to local government financing vehicles, which don’t necessarily have the full financial backing of local governments themselves. LGFV debt has emerged as a growing risk for China's economy, because with the national economy slowing, and as a result of a crackdown on shadow lending and a Beijing quota for issuance of local-government bonds not enough to fund infrastructure projects to support regional growth, authorities across the country have resorted to LGFVs to raise financing, according to S&P. That’s left LGFVs “walking a tightrope” between deleveraging and transforming their businesses into more typical state-owned enterprises, S&P warned. Meanwhile, debt vulnerabilities continue to rise as a result of the previously reported record surge in Chinese corporate defaults this year, as Beijing seeks to roll back a decades-old practice of implicit guarantees for debt. And while so far LGFV debt has avoided an event of default, several issues have come close, with local government bailouts taking place only in the last minute, adding to concerns about LGFVs vulnerabilities. Meanwhile, according to S&P the riskiest LGFVs include the following:
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    Today, 05:17 PM
    Anybody who understands the temperament of Mohammad bin Salman probably suspected that the Saudi Crown Prince wasn't just going to throw his hands up in despair when confronted by the embarrassing wave of cancellations by Western business executives whom he had enlisted to attend his Future Investment Initiative - better known as "Davos in the Desert." And just hours after a bevy of banking executives became the latest group to publicly state that they would be skipping the conference, the Saudis have struck back with what the Financial Times described as "the first concrete retaliation by Saudi to the wave of Western executives deciding not to attend FII and criticising Saudi over Mr Khashoggi’s case." Saudi Arabia has pulled a planned deal with Virgin Hyperloop One after Sir Richard Branson said early last week that he would temporarily cut ties with the kingdom until more details about the death of regime insider-turned-critic Jamal Khashoggi - whose Oct. 2 murder at the hands of Saudi agents inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul has sparked a diplomatic crisis with global implications - have been unearthed. News of the retaliation is breaking with a slight delay, as the FT's anonymous sources said that the Saudis and Virgin had been planning to sign a deal for a new feasibility study at a ceremony during the FII. However, within hours of Branson saying he would back away from the Saudis (he is a minority shareholder in the Virgin hyperloop project) the kingdom sent Hyperloop a notice disinviting them from the conference - effectively killing a deal that had been the result of more than 18 months of careful negotiations with the Saudi transportation ministry. The Hyperloop fiasco is just the latest sign that Silicon Valley has a 'Saudi Arabia problem' - as the New York Times characterized it in a recent op-ed. But the diplomatic crisis ignited by the extrajudicial killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has inspired some intrepid journalists at the Wall Street Journal to take a closer look at the kingdom's relationships and investments in the US tech industry. And as it turns out, for a place that holds itself up as a bastion of progressive values, the Bay Area's dependence on investments from a medieval theocracy where women were only just granted the right to drive is somewhat surprising. The Kingdom, according to a WSJ analysis, is the single largest investor in Silicon Valley startups, either through its sovereign wealth fund, its investment in the Softbank Vision Fund, or some other entity. Since mid-2016, Saudi has directed some $11 billion to US startups, most notably in Uber. This gives the kingdom plenty of latitude to inflict pain on the US via a channel that has nothing to do with oil prices. The only question now is whom will the kingdom retaliate against next?
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    Today, 05:16 PM
    It's a long list, I have discussed some of them before. I may list some here later.
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    Today, 05:12 PM
    Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page told Fox News's Sean Hannity on Monday that he is suing the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Perkins Coie - the law firm used by the DNC and the Clinton campaign to funnel money to Fusion GPS. More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-16/getting-some-disclosure-carter-page-sues-dnc-and-clinton-law-firm-over-sham-dossier
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    Today, 05:09 PM
    An estimated 2,500 - 3,000 Honduran migrants crossed into Guatemala on Monday for a second northbound trek to the US border in six months, following a tense standoff with police in riot gear. Rows of Guatemalan police in black uniforms, some wearing helmets and shields, initially blocked migrants from reaching a customs booth, Reuters images showed. It was not clear how long the standoff lasted, but the group was ultimately able to cross, said march organizer Bartolo Fuentes, a former Honduran lawmaker. A police official on site said all Central Americans could pass freely through the region as long as they complied with migration control. -Yahoo! "We're going to drop in on Donald Trump. He has to take us in," said 24-year-old Andrea Fernandez, who left Honduras with a newborn baby, a 5-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son because she said she could not find work and feared for their safety. The caravan's attempt to seek asylum in the United States will spotlight President Trump's hardline immigration stance right ahead of midterms - as images of sobbing mothers and their malnourished children are sure to dominate headlines, should the group make it to the southern US border. President Trump on Tuesday threatened to cut off roughly $175 million in annual aid to Honduras if their government doesn't stop the caravan's progression. "The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!" tweeted Trump.
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    Today, 05:03 PM
    Not only do banks earn free money on excess reserves, they can borrow money and make guaranteed free money on that. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis discusses the Carry Trade in Liquidity. The IOER has been the effective ceiling of other short-term interest rates. The figure above compares the IOER with overnight rates on deposits and repos. As we can see, the IOER has mostly remained above these two rates, implying that (at least some) banks have been able to borrow funds overnight, deposit them at the Fed and earn a spread, in essence engaging in carry trade in liquidity markets. Interest Rate on Excess Reserves ​ How Much Free Money? ​ More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-16/st-louis-fed-discloses-more-free-money-carry-trade-liquidity
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    Today, 05:00 PM
    "THEY" created the system to be corruptible.
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    Today, 04:51 PM
    What is Che's position on the government of his home country?
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    Today, 04:46 PM
    Saudi Arabia has not only called the end of Russia’s prominence as a global oil behemoth, but anticipates that Russia’s oil exports “will have declined heavily if not disappeared” within the next 19 years, Mohammed bin Salman said in a recent interview with Bloomberg. When asked whether Russia and Saudi Arabia had made a backroom deal to increase oil production, MbS was more tight-lipped, saying only that Saudi Arabia was “ready to supply any demand and any disappearing from Iran.” With Russia out of the game, Saudi Arabia would have plenty of oil demand to service, according to MbS. MbS did not comment on his rationale for Russia’s exit as a major oil producer. More at: https://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/Saudi-Arabia-Calls-The-End-Of-Russias-Oil-Prowess.html Projection? Or some kind of veiled threat? There are good arguments that claim Saudi Barbaria will run out of oil soon but I have never heard anyone say Russia will.
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    Today, 04:43 PM
    The number of casualties after an oil product pipeline explosion in Nigeria has reached 200, local media report, as people from local communities have gathered to protest the negligence of the Nigerian national Petroleum Corporation, which, they said, was the reason for the explosion. The pipeline exploded after it caught fire near the Aba Depot last week. NNPC at the time blamed the explosion on oil theft, which is still rampant in the Niger Delta despite many attempts by the government to put an end to the dangerous practice. The cause of the fire, the company said, could have been oil thieves trying to divert some of the fuel flowing along the pipeline from Port Harcourt to Aba. More at: https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/200-Dead-In-Nigeria-Oil-Pipeline-Blast.html
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    Today, 04:25 PM
    "It's not the fault of the nobility that almost all of the countries they controlled turned into socialist parliamentary governments" The world is the way it is because the rich and powerful wanted it that way, it is an uphill battle for the rest of us to limit or alter their choices.
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    Today, 04:13 PM
    If he does I will then be nicer to him.
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    Today, 04:07 PM
    That if will never happen under the current system, winner take all in geographical districts makes any 3rd party all but incapable of taking a single seat.
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    Today, 04:01 PM
    His other options would have accomplished nothing and might have made things worse while endangering his ability to get cooperation from Trump and other Republicans.
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    Today, 03:00 PM
    I didn't say they were meaningless, I said that outsourcing and importing slave labor were crutches used to support other problems and that they were bad just like the other problems they were supporting.
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    Today, 02:49 PM
    Turkish security forces surround Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul
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    Today, 02:49 PM
    I'm adding this thread as a link in my Saudi Arabia is doomed thread.
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