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    Today, 02:05 AM
    Yemen has reported over 400,000 cases of cholera in recent months. The disease is spread through polluted water, which require water pumps—which in turn require fuel to run. Oil is also required to power hospitals and other critical infrastructure. The tankers denied entrance to the port contained ten percent of Yemen’s monthly energy needs. Coalition authorities did not give a reason for the tankers’ blockage, Reuters said. “At a time when Yemen is facing an unprecedented cholera outbreak and millions of its people are at risk of falling into famine, it is essential that all ports remain open and any delays are avoided," spokesman Russell Geekie from the United Nations Organization for the Coordination of Humanitarian Activities (OCHA) said this week. More at: http://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Saudi-Coalition-Blocks-Four-Oil-Tankers-From-Entering-Houthi-Port.html
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    Today, 01:09 AM
    When it comes to nominating judges to the federal bench, Trump is moving at a breakneck pace. And the number of nominees for vacant US attorney positions, a crucial area, is dwarfing that of the past administration this early on. On the federal bench, virtually all the vacancies Trump has been rushing to fill are lifetime appointments. "This will be the single most important legacy of the Trump administration," Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Business Insider. "They will quickly be able to put judges on circuit courts all over the country, district courts all over the country, that will, given their youth and conservatism, will have a significant impact on the shape and trajectory of American law for decades. "I do think this deserves more attention given the consequence, the significance of what will eventually be a wholesale change among the federal judiciary," he continued. While only three of Trump's nominees for the federal bench, aside from Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, have been confirmed by the Judiciary Committee to date, the sheer number of nominees he has sent to the committee — both for federal judgeships and US attorney slots — is staggering. Through July 14, roughly a week shy of Trump's six-month anniversary in office, he had nominated 18 people for district judgeship vacancies, 14 for circuit courts and the Court of Federal Claims, and 23 for US attorney slots. During that same timeframe in President Barack Obama's first term, Obama had nominated just four district judges, five appeals court judges, and 13 US attorneys. In total, Trump nominated 55 people, and Obama just 22. "What strikes me about the Trump administration's judicial-nomination process is how quickly they have moved," Coons said. More at: http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-judges-attorneys-nominations-2017-7
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    Today, 01:05 AM
    The Trump administration plans to hold a press conference next week on efforts to combat intelligence leaks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicated Thursday. "I have not been happy with the past prosecutions and investigations of criminal leaks," Sessions told Fox News's Tucker Carlson when asked about intelligence leaks. "We’ve already taken a number of steps ... We’ll have a press conference next week about it, but we already have multiples, numbers of prosecutions compared to last year at this time," he said. "We’re stepping up those cases. It cannot continue." Sessions said his department would be "more aggressive" in pursuing prosecution, saying, "People need to go to jail." More at: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/344257-sessions-admin-to-hold-briefing-next-week-on-intel-leaks
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    Today, 01:01 AM
    President Donald Trump early Friday morning blasted lawmakers for failing to pass the Senate GOP's "skinny" ObamaCare repeal bill, doubling down on past comments that that he will let "ObamaCare implode." "3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal. Watch!" Trump tweeted just before 2:30 a.m. Friday http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/344272-trump-blasts-lawmakers-for-voting-down-senate-gop-skinny-obamacare McCain kills GOP's 'skinny' ObamaCare repeal planSen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) killed the last-resort Senate Republican healthcare bill in a surprise vote early Friday morning, voting against a pared-down proposal that GOP leaders released only hours earlier. Voting shortly after midnight, McCain – who returned to the Senate on Tuesday after undergoing emergency surgery related to brain cancer – joined GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) in opposing the measure that would have repealed key parts of ObamaCare. McCain cast the "no" vote two days after a dramatic return to the Senate floor during which he called on his colleagues to work together on major issues such as healthcare reform, which has long been a Senate tradition until the upsurge of partisanship in recent years.
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    Today, 12:53 AM
    A GOP congressman running for Jeff Sessions' Senate seat in Alabama upped the ante in the crowded Republican field on Wednesday, calling for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's ouster and labeling him the "head of the swamp."The comments from Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, who is challenging the appointed incumbent holding Sessions' seat, Sen. Luther Strange, are a further effort to pull the race to the right and oppose McConnell, who has poured money into supporting the Strange campaign through a closely aligned super PAC. "Inside the Republican conference, Mitch McConnell's got to go," Brooks said at an immigration policy breakfast with reporters hosted by the conservative Heritage Foundation. "Absolutely, he is the head of the swamp in the United States Senate." The Republican primary for the seat has become a proxy battle over the direction of the GOP. Brooks is one of three strong contenders for the nomination, including Strange and former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. The campaigns believe the three candidates are the likely top vote-getters in the primary, which will advance to a top-two runoff if no single candidate emerges with more than 50% of the vote. The primary is August 15 and a runoff would be September 26. More at: http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/26/politics/mo-brooks-warns-mcconnell-trump-sessions/index.html
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    Today, 12:08 AM
    Out of the frying pan into the fire.
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    Today, 12:08 AM
    A mere pittance that they can easily steal back.
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    Today, 12:01 AM
    Hopefully the faction wars get out of control and they stop "playing by the house rules" with eachother.
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    Yesterday, 11:53 PM
    One Coin to rule them all, one coin to find them. One Coin to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
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    Yesterday, 11:53 PM
    One Coin to rule them all, one coin to find them. One Coin to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
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    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    Incidences of dirty politics on every level overwhelmhttp://observer.com/2017/07/corruption-scandal-democratic-party/amp/ This one you gotta read for yourself.
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    Yesterday, 11:33 PM
    With a mere stroke of his pen, President Trump could end the exemption that President Obama gave members of Congress and their staffs that makes them the only participants in the ObamaCare exchanges to receive generous subsidies from their employer (the American people) to pay for their health insurance. Nothing would better focus Congress’ attention on changing ObamaCare than being trapped in it just like other Americans. When Vice President Pence was asked about the special exemption for Congress by Fox News’ "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Wednesday, he lamented that it was “pretty typical” for there to be “one set of rules for the American people and another for the political class here in our nation’s capital.” But he wouldn’t be pinned down over whether the Trump administration would act: “It would be (President Trump’s) decision to rescind that special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs,” he told Carlson Well, it’s about time. Ending the special perk funded by taxpayers may represent the only leverage President Trump has to fulfill his promise to repeal ObamaCare. More at: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/07/28/how-trump-can-win-obamacare-fight-end-friends-and-cronies-exemption-for-congress.html
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    Yesterday, 10:40 PM
    Bitcoin has surged to all time highs, urging us to compose this article on a hot trending topic that we’ve wanted to compose for a long time. Our parent company, Elite E Services, is primarily a FX development company – so we get asked about Bitcoin quite a bit. Life is a deteriorating asset so let’s get right down to it. Who created Bitcoin, and why? Before we get started just a quick note to all those that haven’t read Splitting Pennies – which is a great primer for those interested in Bitcoin and where it will go next. The creator of Bitcoin is officially a name, “Satoshi Nakamoto” – very few people believe that it was a single male from Japan. For more detailed analysis about who is Satoshi Nakamoto see this article and the official Wikipedia entry. In the early days of Bitcoin development this name is associated with original key-creation and communications on message boards, and then the project was officially handed over to others at which point this Satoshi character never appeared again (Although from time to time someone will come forward saying they are the real Satoshi Nakamoto, and then have their posts deleted). Bitcoin could very well be the ‘one world currency’ that conspiracy theorists have been talking about for some time. It’s a kill five birds with one stone solution – not only is Bitcoin an ideal one world currency, it allows law enforcement a perfect record of all transactions on the network. It states very clearly on bitcoin.org (the official site) in big letters “Bitcoin is not anonymous” : Some effort is required to protect your privacy with Bitcoin. All Bitcoin transactions are stored publicly and permanently on the network, which means anyone can see the balance and transactions of any Bitcoin address. However, the identity of the user behind an address remains unknown until information is revealed during a purchase or in other circumstances. This is one reason why Bitcoin addresses should only be used once. Always remember that it is your responsibility to adopt good practices in order to protect your privacy. Read more about protecting your privacy. Another advantage of Bitcoin is the problem of Quantitative Easing – the Fed (and thus, nearly all central banks in the world) have painted themselves in a corner, metaphorically speaking. QE ‘solved’ the credit crisis, but QE itself does not have a solution. Currently all currencies are in a race to zero – competing with who can print more money faster. Central Bankers who are in systemic analysis, their economic advisors, know this. They know that the Fiat money system is doomed, all what you can read online is true (just sensationalized) – it’s a debt based system based on nothing. That system was created, originally in the early 1900’s and refined during Breton Woods followed by the Nixon shock (This is all explained well in Splitting Pennies). In the early 1900’s – there was no internet! It is a very archaic system that needs to be replaced, by something modern, electronic, based on encryption. Bitcoin! It’s a currency based on ‘bits’ – but most importantly, Bitcoin is not the ‘one world currency’ per se, but laying the framework for larger cryptocurrency projects. In the case of central banks, who control the global monetary system, that would manifest in ‘Settlement Coin’ : Two resources available almost exclusively to central banks could soon be opened up to additional users as a result of a new digital currency project designed by a little-known startup and Swiss bank UBS. One of those resources is the real-time gross settlement (RTGS) system used by central banks (it’s typically reserved for high-value transactions that need to be settled instantly), and the other is central bank-issued cash. Using the Utility Settlement Coin (USC) unveiled today, the five-member consortium that has sprung up around the project aims to help central banks open-up access to these...
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    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
    When The Economist wrote about a global currency being initiated in 2018, they were not making a prediction, but a proclamation — a self fulfilling prophecy. This does not mean that the new currency will develop in an obvious and open way. In reality, I can't think of very many 4th generation psy-ops as clever as cryptocurrencies. Consider this; after 2007/2008, the weakness of globalism and economic interdependency is exposed for all the world to see. It is a sacrifice the international banks are willing to make, because through the credit and derivatives crash they can now enforce extreme monetary policies. These policies will do nothing to save the general economy, but they will jeopardize the very currency and debt frameworks of some nations, including the U.S. The stage is set for a new and even greater crisis, a crisis which will soften the public to the idea of a single world monetary system and a single economic authority. The massive flow of data which the globalists covet as a means of "total information awareness" is a double-edged sword. Sovereignty and liberty activists grow in awareness and in number and influence. Millions begin preparing to weather the potential crisis being engineered by the globalists. Methods of counteracting an economic downturn or currency implosion are fielded. Activists start bartering and buying up precious metals as a shield, and as an alternative unit of trade. The alternative market, at least the core of it, is born. What is a power hungry cabal to do? How do they stop the natural progression of the revolution against them? Well, they don't stop it; instead, they attempt to redirect it to work for them. That is to say, they trick the liberty movement into helping them while letting us think we are poking them in the eye. Enter cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. Bitcoin arrives seemingly from nowhere, conjured by a magical crypto-wizard by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto, a label supposed to represent a person or group of people that no one has ever seen or heard from. We are simply meant to have faith that they don't work for the NSA or a similar entity. But who cares who they are, right!? It doesn't matter because bitcoin is such a work of art it is nearly infallible — the perfect countermeasure to a monetary world lorded over by the dollar and the Federal Reserve. Numerous libertarians and anarchists collectively orgasm. They join what appears to be a grassroots effort to bring bitcoin and blockchain technology into the mainstream. They stop trading as many of their fed notes for gold and silver as before and buy digital nothings instead. To question the validity of the idea elicits dramatic displays of indignance from the bitcoin cult bordering on zealotry. The "smartest guys in the room" know bitcoin is the solution to everything — don't you want to be one of those guys, too? Bitcoin is the way, the truth, the life... Some of us are unconvinced, and even rather suspicious, and with good reason. For example, the advancement of cryptocurrencies into mainstream consciousness has been helped expertly by the corporate media, which frankly, does not make sense if they are a real threat to the central banking monolith. As they say, when the real revolution happens, it will not be televised. Bitcoin is televised everywhere. On top of this, nearly all major international banks are ingraining blockchain tech and cryptocurrencies into their business models, including globalist foundation banks like Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs LOVES blockchain technology; they even refer to it as the "new technology of trust." Just take a look at their rave reviews on how it will change the world here. What is Goldman's favorite aspect of the blockchain and crypto? The fact that every single transaction is compiled, cataloged and tracked in the blockchain "ledger." For years, one of the major original selling points of bitcoin was that it was...
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    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    Senate Republicans Shouldn't Be So Sure The House Won't Just Pass The 'Skinny Repeal'https://www.yahoo.com/news/senate-republicans-shouldn-apos-t-214756558.html
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    Yesterday, 09:07 PM
    The Return Of Eugenics? Tennessee Judge Issues Sterilization Program For Inmates
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    Yesterday, 09:03 PM
    The worst part is that while almost everyone who advocates for the minimum-wage hikes today is under the misguided view that they are helping the poorest of the poor, the progressive progenitors of the minimum-wage idea in the early 20th century advocated for it specifically because they wanted to hurt the poor—by making them even poorer. No, you didn't read that sentence incorrectly. As economic historian Thomas C. Leonard noted in "Retrospectives: Eugenics and Economics in the Progressive Era," a study published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives in 2005, the fact that minimum-wage laws actually increase unemployment among poor, low-wage workers was perfectly well understood by the turn-of-the-century progressive reformers who advocated for them. More than that, the fact that they increase unemployment was actually seen as a key feature of those laws. As Leonard explains: "Progressive economists, like their neoclassical critics, believed that binding minimum wages would cause job losses. However, the progressive economists also believed that the job loss induced by minimum wages was a social benefit, as it performed the eugenic service ridding the labor force of the 'unemployable.' Sidney and Beatrice Webb put it plainly: 'With regard to certain sections of the population , this unemployment is not a mark of social disease, but actually of social health.' 'f all ways of dealing with these unfortunate parasites,' Sidney Webb opined in the Journal of Political Economy, 'the most ruinous to the community is to allow them to unrestrainedly compete as wage earners.' A minimum wage was seen to operate eugenically through two channels: by deterring prospective immigrants and also by removing from employment the 'unemployable,' who, thus identified, could be, for example, segregated in rural communities or sterilized." Did you catch that? By the logic of eugenics—the true religion of the progressives and their ilk—the poor must be made completely unemployable so they can be made wards of the state, segregated, and ultimately sterilized. After all, they had committed the crime of being born with "inferior genes"—or, in the pseudoscientific gobbledygook of that era, with "defective protoplasm." Minimum-wage laws were actually designed to keep the poor out of the work force specifically so they would be at the mercy of the eugenicists. As shocking as this philosophy may be to our modern sensibilities, living as we do in an era where eugenical ideas have gone out of fashion and must now be masked by a veneer of kindness and good intentions, the black-and-white statements of the early minimum-wage advocates leaves no doubt what these laws were intended to achieve. Take Henry Rogers Seager, a Columbia economist and president of the American Association for Labor Legislation, who wrote a key paper on the minimum-wage law in 1913. As Leonard relates in his "Retrospectives" article: "Seager wrote: 'The operation of the minimum wage requirement would merely extend the definition of defectives to embrace all individuals, who even after having received special training, remain incapable of adequate self-support.' Seager made clear what should happen to those who, even after remedial training, could not earn the legal minimum: 'If we are to maintain a race that is to be made of up of capable, efficient and independent individuals and family groups we must courageously cut off lines of heredity that have been proved to be undesirable by isolation or sterilization...'." Or take Woodrow Wilson's Commissioner of Labor Statistics, a Princeton economist by the unlikely name of Royal Meeker. Of him, Leonard notes:
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    Yesterday, 08:43 PM
    With the Senate healthcare vote expected sometime between midnight and 2am, moments ago the full text of the Senate "Skinny" bill which may or may not pass, has been released. Here is the summary version of what is hereby known as the "The Health Care Freedom Act": REPEAL THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE — Obamacare's individual mandate forced the American people to purchase insurance they frequently didn't want, couldn't afford or actually use. This plan permanently protects Americans from this onerous mandate. REPEAL THE EMPLOYER MANDATE — Obamacare's employer mandate too often forced job creators to forgo hiring new workers or keep an employee's hours low. This anti-jobs mandate is repealed for eight years, which provides employers a greater incentive to hire more employees. PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY TO STATES (1332 WAIVERS)— States can access additional flexibility to use waivers that exist in current law to provide more options for consumers to buy the health insurance they want. It also allows the Department of Health and Human Services to approve waivers faster. INCREASE HSA CONTRIBUTIONS — Increase contribution limits to tax-free Health Savings Accounts for three years to help pay for out-of-pocket health costs and expensive prescription medications. REPEAL THE MEDICAL DEVICE TAX — Both Democrats and Republicans have opposed this tax on medical innovation. The legislation repeals this tax for three years. FUND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS — Prioritize health funding for Community Health Centers across the country.
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    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    Maybe Ryan just needs a road-runner to chase?
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    Yesterday, 06:49 PM
    On a NASA page intended to spread climate alarmism (https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/sea-level/), NASA’s own data reveal that worldwide ocean levels have been falling for nearly two years, dropping from a variation of roughly 87.5mm to below 85mm. This data clearly contradicts the false narrative of rapid, never-ending rising ocean levels that flood continents and drown cities. More at: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-27/nasa-confirms-falling-sea-levels-two-years-amidst-media-blackout
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    Yesterday, 05:22 PM
    Just another day in paradise;) If it is true. They and their comrades don't operate this way, RIGHT?
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    Yesterday, 05:18 PM
    Scaramouche reports directly to Dump, and seems to have been given carte blanche to fire LEAKERS like Priebus. That might not be too bad. Seriously though I don't like many of Dump's picks but cleaning house WON'T make things worse, and it might make things better.
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    Yesterday, 05:04 PM
    I know that. I was calling for Scaramouche to fire Priebus and the rest of the staff.
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    Yesterday, 04:50 PM
    The House Judiciary Committee has officially approved an effort to launch an investigation into former FBI director James Comey’s leaking activities and apparent mishandling of a federal investigation by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The new investigative effort, authorized by the passage of the amendment in the Judiciary Committee, 16-13 along partisan lines, digs deep requesting documents and information related to Comey’s leaks of conversations he had with President Donald Trump before Trump fired him. According to the Washington Post, Democrats on the committee were infuriated Republicans pressed forward with the probe. More at: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/26/house-judiciary-committee-officially-approves-effort-to-launch-investigation-of-comey-lynch/
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    Yesterday, 04:41 PM
    VETO IT.
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    Yesterday, 04:38 PM
    Ryan does kind of resemble Wile E.
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