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    Today, 02:57 PM
    IMF Sees 2017 Saudi Growth ‘Close to Zero’ on Oil Prices, Cutshttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-21/imf-sees-2017-saudi-growth-close-to-zero-on-oil-prices-cuts?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=bd&utm_campaign=headline&cmpId=yhoo.headline&yptr=yahoo
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    Today, 02:34 PM
    The state can take wayward children away from their parents even when they are doing their best to control their kids and the kids aren't delinquents, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Video at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/california-parents-trying-control-kids-191628505.html
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    Today, 12:44 PM
    It was reported on July 20 that Russia and Iraq have struck a deal on supplying a large batch of T-90 tanks. Vladimir Kozhin, the Russian president’s aide for military technical cooperation, confirmed the agreement but declined to provide details, saying only «the number of tanks is substantial». Russian military analyst Ruslan Pukhov told Russian newspaper Izvestia that the deal might cover deliveries of several hundred T-90 tanks, and that the contract may exceed $1 billion. The T-90 is among the best-selling tanks in the world. Hundreds of vehicles have been sold to India, Algeria, Azerbaijan and other countries. A small number of tanks has been delivered to Syria to reinforce the military’s capabilities of combatting Islamic State (IS). Kuwait, Vietnam and Egypt are considering the option of purchasing T-90s. Known for its firepower, enhanced protection and mobility, the T-90 features a smoothbore 2A46M 125mm main gun that can fire both armor-piercing shells and anti-tank missiles and the 1A45T fire-control system. Standard protective measures include sophisticated armor, ensuring all-round protection of the crew and critical systems, including Kontakt-5 explosive reactive armor and active infrared jammers to defend the T-90 from inbound rocket-propelled grenades, anti-tank missiles and other projectiles. More at: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-22/moscow-baghdad-sign-huge-arms-deal
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    Today, 12:34 PM
    The Trump administration will withhold $50 million in reimbursements to Pakistan after Defense Secretary James Mattis declared that the nation has failed to adequately combat terrorism. Mattis recently told Congress that Islamabad, which receives aid from the Pentagon for carrying out counter-terror operations, is not doing enough to thwart the Haqqani Network. The Pakistan-based terror group has been blamed for numerous large scale attacks including a May truck bombing that killed close to 100 people in neighboring Kabul. “The funds could not be released to the government of Pakistan at this time because the secretary could not certify that Pakistan has taken sufficient action against the Haqqani Network per the requirement in the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA),” Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump said Friday. While Pakistan has been given $550 million out of a possible total of $990 million for fiscal year 2016, the Trump administration is debating whether to take a stronger stance toward the country as it shapes its strategy toward the Middle East. More at: https://www.infowars.com/trump-admin-withholds-50-million-from-pakistan-over-failure-to-combat-terror/
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    Today, 12:12 PM
    Joseph Rago, a Pulitzer Prize winning editorial writer at The Wall Street Journal who was known for his richly reported pieces and influence on policy makers, was found dead Thursday evening at his home in Manhattan. He was 34 years old. The New York Police Department found Mr. Rago dead in his apartment at 7:40 p.m., according to a police official. The authorities went to check on Mr. Rago after he didn’t show up for work on Thursday. Paul Gigot, the editor of the Journal’s editorial page, had alerted the paper’s security officials, who then contacted the police. Mr. Rago was found with no obvious signs of trauma and emergency responders declared him dead at the scene, the police said. The cause of death was being determined by the medical examiner on Friday More at: https://www.wsj.com/articles/joseph-rago-wall-street-journal-editorial-writer-dies-at-34-1500666198
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    Today, 12:04 PM
    He needs to give them back those compounds now, and roll back as many sanctions as possible before this passes, then he should veto it and make them vote to override.
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    Today, 11:55 AM
    Maybe they should stop threatening it.
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    Today, 01:24 AM
    Trump’s New White House Communications Director Said U.S. Sanctions on Russia Are Wrong Early this year President Donald Trump’s new pick to head up White House communications team told Russian state media outlets that American sanctions against Russia are wrong. Sanctions against Russia are “not the best decision” taken by the Obama administration said Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci during the Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland, according to network Rossiya1. More at: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/trump-white-house-communications-director-162239652.html I still don't like him.
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    Today, 01:16 AM
    President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage.Community groups say the move, announced to them by contractors last week, will make it even more difficult to enroll the uninsured and help people already covered re-enroll or shop for a new policy. That's already a concern because of consumer confusion stemming from the political wrangling in Washington and a shorter enrollment period. People will have 45 days to shop for 2018 coverage, starting Nov. 1 and ending Dec. 15. In previous years, they had twice that much time. Some see it as another attempt to undermine the health law's marketplaces by a president who has suggested he should let "Obamacare" fail. The administration, earlier this year, pulled paid advertising for the sign-up website HealthCare.gov, prompting an inquiry by a federal inspector general into that decision and whether it hurt sign-ups. Now insurers and advocates are concerned that the administration could further destabilize the marketplaces where people shop for coverage by not promoting them or not enforcing the mandate compelling people to get coverage. The administration has already threatened to withhold payments to insurers to help people afford care, which would prompt insurers to sharply increase prices. More at: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-administration-pulls-health-law-help-18-cities-165735363--finance.html
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    Today, 12:45 AM
    Yeah, that is my thread, I thought this was different enough to warrant it's own thread.
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    Today, 12:44 AM
    OH PLEASE DO. I hope she takes the nomination, The demoncrats would be officially dead.
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    Today, 12:42 AM
    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday ordering a review of the U.S. defense industrial base and supply chains over the next year. The order mandates federal agencies to compile an assessment of what raw materials, manufacturing and components are vital for defense purposes, where they are currently sourced and what contingencies may disrupt supply chains of those materials. In addition, the order calls for an outline of current U.S. defense manufacturing capabilities, identify which areas have gaps in domestic production or are particularly vulnerable to supply disruption. The information is to be used to determine which areas of domestic defense production should be strengthened and to provide redundancy to vulnerable supply chains. The report is to be delivered in 270 days. More at: https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2017/07/21/White-House-to-issue-executive-order-on-defense-industry-sourcing/1111500658645/
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    Today, 12:40 AM
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told voters who support deporting children covered under the DREAM Act that he didn't want their vote. "I'm excited about giving you a chance to live the rest of your life" in America, Graham said of DREAMers. "I embrace you, and I want you to succeed," he said, speaking at a press conference with Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.). "To the people who object to this, I don't want you to vote for me. Because, I cannot serve you well," he said. More at: http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/07/21/immigration-reform-dream-act-lindsey-graham-dont-vote-me Pride goeth before a fall. I hope.
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    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    GOD does not change, there is room for some of both that is why he gave us both messages, in my opinion McPain used up the sermon on the mount a LONG time ago.
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    Yesterday, 11:45 PM
    I have seen plenty of evidence in his behavior for quite some time to believe this, my guess is that this has been secretly known for some time and that is why the "rebel" funding is going away, but things have gotten so bad they have had to announce it to the public now.
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    Yesterday, 11:26 PM
    Private agencies, like Blackwater? or Pinkertons? Land clubs, cattlemen’s associations, mining camps, and wagon trains, were often Tyrannical and unjust, frequently little better than mob rule at one extreme and feudalism at the other. I have read plenty of western history.
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    Yesterday, 11:05 PM
    Scaramuccia (literally "little skirmisher"), also known as Scaramouche or Scaramouch, is a stock clown character of the Italian commedia dell'arte. The role combined characteristics of the zanni (servant) and the Capitano (masked henchman). Usually attired in black Spanish dress and burlesquing a don, he was often beaten by Harlequin for his boasting and cowardice.
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    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
    NOT more government, I want less, but not none, those miners courts etc. that Anarchists are so fond of were known as Kangaroo courts in Australia, they were quite often tyrannical and unjust, and the people of the west wanted sheriffs and deputies in addition to their "armed society", As population and wealth rose so did crime and the need for law enforcement.
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    Yesterday, 10:30 PM
    Good for her, millions of people are too old or too sick or too clumsy.
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    Yesterday, 10:17 PM
    for the DNC as May 2017 was the worst fundraising month since the Iraq War in 2003. DNC Chair Tom Perez recently sent out a fundraising email to supporters claiming, “I know garbage when I see it,” citing that he once worked on a dump truck. It’s ironic that he referred to the GOP health care bill as a “flaming dumpster fire” because he has been presiding over the disaster that is the Democratic National Committee. The organization reported that May 2017 was its worst fundraising month since the Iraq War in 2003, and April 2017 was its worst fundraising month since 2009. In May, the DNC also reported that it has $1.9 million in debt. Despite the fact that former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez was recruited by Barack Obama to appease the party’s donors, lobbyists and PACs, even they have refused to prop up the failing brand. Not approving of the strategies laid out at a retreat for donors in January 2017, billionaires Mark Pincus and Reid Hoffman started their own political organization, Win the Future. As donors are increasingly tired of seeing their investments go to waste, many have started their own funds or used their access to take over leadership positions themselves—such as Florida billionaire donor Stephen Bittel did to become the Florida Democratic Party chair earlier this year. Democratic billionaire J.B. Pritzker is running for governor of Illinois, and billionaire Tom Steyer is debating running for governor of California. Haim Saban and James Simons poured millions into Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, but they have yet to be listed by the FEC as DNC donors in 2017. Additionally, George Soros has only given $33,900 to the DNC in 2017, but he poured millions of dollars into the Democratic Party in 2016. By contrast, as The Hill notes, June was a record breaking fundraising month for the RNC bringing their YTD haul to over $75 million, or roughly double what the DNC has managed to raise so far in 2017. The Republican National Committee (RNC) raised a record $13.4 million in June, bringing its total 2017 fundraising to $75.3 million.
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    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
    IMF: Saudi’s Oil GDP To Fall 2% On Back Of OPEC Cutshttp://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/IMF-Saudis-Oil-GDP-To-Fall-2-On-Back-Of-OPEC-Cuts.html
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    Yesterday, 09:33 PM
    Originally Posted by Swordsmyth I want an armed society but not everyone is proficient in the use of arms. It means not everyone is capable of defending his rights from the evil among us by him/herself. My Grandmothers come to mind.
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    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    Paul was a Heretic who defied god on at least one occasion after his conversion, reading his writings requires one to "eat the meat and spit out the bones". Romans 13 is a bone.
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    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    I want an armed society but not everyone is proficient in the use of arms.
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    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    In our current state of thing many do, but not all. And you are only looking at the top of the food chain many big mean criminals go to prison where they belong, and where they can't burglarize or mug geeks and little old ladies.
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    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    Or much worse, and unlike what we had in the beginning, and yes I know we had problems from the start but they were minimized. You can't get perfection in this life, you could get better than we have or even better than what we started with, but as I pointed out Anarchy will bring you what we have or worse in short order.
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    Yesterday, 09:12 PM
    No any more detail would require a lot more words than that. Law and government are extremely complex and the philosophical ground has already been well trodden, you shouldn't need me to lay out a whole legal code in order to understand.
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    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    On this thread he opposed an audit of the fed and the gold standard: Trump Meeting with John Allison: Wants to abolish Federal Reserve and return to Gold And that is just the easiest one I can remember
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    Yesterday, 08:58 PM
    To a point, if you decrease government below that threshold Tyrants and criminals will seize control and impose excessive government upon you and you will then have very little freedom.
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