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    Yesterday, 11:50 PM
    Trump needs to expose it if it's true, we need RBG replaced as soon as possible.
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    Yesterday, 11:48 PM
    There has been a massive uptick in human trafficking/pedophile arrests since Trump took office and many of them have involved federal investigations.
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    Yesterday, 11:31 PM
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday the United States would withdraw about $100 million earmarked for an energy infrastructure project in Afghanistan and withhold a further $60 million in planned assistance, blaming corruption and a lack of transparency in the country.Pompeo said in a statement the United States would complete the infrastructure project, but would do so using an "'off-budget' mechanism", faulting Afghanistan for an "inability to transparently manage U.S. government resources". "Due to identified Afghan government corruption and financial mismanagement, the U.S. Government is returning approximately $100 million to the U.S. Treasury that was intended for a large energy infrastructure project," he added. The decision comes a day after the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, John Bass, in a tweet called out the country's National Procurement Authority (NPA) for not approving the purchase of fuel for thermal electricity. Residents of Kabul have accused the NPA of ignoring people's need for energy, as large parts of the city have been without power for more than seven hours every day this month. Electricity outages have also inflicted losses for manufacturing companies and emergency health services. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/u-withdraw-withhold-funds-afghanistan-131511492.html?.tsrc=jtc_news_index
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    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has said Washington and its allies were seeking a “peaceful resolution” with Iran in the wake of the attack on Saudi oil facilities, making clear that Washington would limit its initial response to further sanctions. Pompeo’s remarks, made on his return trip to Washington after visits to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, mark a significant cooling of rhetoric after Donald Trump had warned the US was “locked and loaded” and Pompeo had said the attack, which he blamed on Iran, was “an act of war”. The Pentagon said its goal was “to deter conflict and get back on the diplomatic path” and stopped short of definitively blaming Tehran for the air strikes which knocked out half Saudi Arabia’s oil production, deferring to Riyadh to make that assessment. “As of this time all indications are that Iran is in some way responsible,” spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said, before adding: “We’re not going to get ahead of the Saudi investigation in their assessment of this.” Iran has insisted the attack on a Saudi oil field and refinery was launched from Yemen by Houthi rebels, who have claimed responsibility. Any reprisal attack on Iran by the US or Saudi Arabia, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned, would lead to “all-out war”. “I make a very serious statement about defending our country. I am making a very serious statement that we don’t want to engage in a military confrontation,” Zarif told CNN. “But we won’t blink to defend our territory.” Asked about Zarif’s comments, Pompeo sought to defuse the stand-off. “I was here in an act of diplomacy. While the foreign minister of Iran is threatening all-out war and to fight to the last American, we’re here to build out a coalition aimed at achieving peace and a peaceful resolution to this,” the secretary of state said. “That’s my mission set, what President Trump certainly wants me to work to achieve, and I hope that the Islamic Republic of Iran sees it the same way. There’s no evidence of that from his statement, but I hope that that’s the case.”
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    Yesterday, 10:27 PM
    https://twitter.com/BreakingNLive/status/1174892518778912769 1174892518778912769
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    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    In the aftermath of the tightest election that Israel has seen in a long time, headlines all over the world are boldly declaring that “the Netanyahu era is over”. But that is not necessarily true. At this point it is going to be exceedingly difficult for anyone to put together a governing coalition, and as I will explain in this article, there are still a couple of ways that Benjamin Netanyahu could hold on to power. This is a drama that is probably going to take an extended period of time to unfold, and Avigdor Lieberman is in the catbird seat. The decisions that he makes in the coming days are going to be absolutely critical. Let’s start by talking about the election results. With over 90 percent of the vote counted, the Blue and White party (Kahol Lavan) and Likud have almost the same number of seats… With 91 percent of the votes counted, Kahol Lavan has won 32 out of 120 Knesset seats, with Likud behind with 31 seats. Netanyahu’s bloc, comprised of right-wing and ultra-Orthodox parties, currently stands at 55 seats. The center-left bloc has 56 seats. Avigdor Lieberman, whose Yisrael Beiteinu party is projected to have nine seats, is expected to be the election’s kingmaker. On Wednesday morning, he reiterated his support for a “broad liberal unity government,” which would include Yisrael Beiteinu, Likud and Kahol Lavan. It may look like the Blue and White Party is just a few seats away from establishing a governing coalition, but that is not true at all. The “56 seats” projected above includes the 13 seats won by the Joint List of Arab parties, and Benny Gantz has already ruled out any coalition that includes them. Plus, if Gantz tried to include them in any coalition, he would immediately lose any hope of attracting Lieberman.
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    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    Saudi Arabia has approached Baghdad with a request to buy crude oil from OPEC’s number-two to compensate for its production outage caused by the Saturday attacks, sources who declined to be named told S&P Global Platts. According to one of the sources, Aramco had asked Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organization, or SOMO, for some 10 million barrels of Basra Light, to load in October and November. Saudi Arabia’s crude oil in storage was about 180 million barrels in July, which would have been enough to cover exports at the rate of 6.88 million bpd for a period of almost a month. Now, the S&P Global Platts sources say Riyadh is also planning to use some of the oil it had allocated for domestic consumption to fulfill its export obligations. Iraq, in the meantime, has yet to respond to the request as it has its own export orders to fill. More at: https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Saudi-Arabia-Asks-Iraq-For-Oil.html
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    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    Saudi Arabia has approached Baghdad with a request to buy crude oil from OPEC’s number-two to compensate for its production outage caused by the Saturday attacks, sources who declined to be named told S&P Global Platts. According to one of the sources, Aramco had asked Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organization, or SOMO, for some 10 million barrels of Basra Light, to load in October and November. Saudi Arabia’s crude oil in storage was about 180 million barrels in July, which would have been enough to cover exports at the rate of 6.88 million bpd for a period of almost a month. Now, the S&P Global Platts sources say Riyadh is also planning to use some of the oil it had allocated for domestic consumption to fulfill its export obligations. Iraq, in the meantime, has yet to respond to the request as it has its own export orders to fill. More at: https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Saudi-Arabia-Asks-Iraq-For-Oil.html
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    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    Just hope Lieberman doesn't get his war. Another election would be the best outcome.
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    Yesterday, 08:54 PM
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1174436796496658435 1174436796496658435
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    Yesterday, 08:54 PM
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1174436714586132480 1174436714586132480
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    Yesterday, 08:35 PM
    https://twitter.com/RT_com/status/1174480724780433408 1174480724780433408
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    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    The Interior Department transferred 500 acres of public land to the Pentagon this week to build 70 miles of Trump border wall in New Mexico, Arizona and California. This is on top of the billions transferred from the Pentagon to the border wall project. Via Trump Wall Construction
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    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    George Washington. Thomas Jefferson. Abraham Lincoln. Theodore Roosevelt. When you hear their names what comes to mind? The White House? Possibly. Mount Rushmore? Probably. How blasé. What ought to come to mind are tariffs. Yes, tariffs. Despite the mainstream media’s copious efforts to cast President Trump and those who support tariffs as economically illiterate at best — and as wannabe-Stalinists at worst — in reality most of America’s Founding Fathers and former presidents favored tariffs. In fact, America’s first major piece of legislation was the Tariff Act of 1789. Why? Tariffs are the form of taxation most consistent with the principles of small government. There are three main reasons for this. First, tariffs increase the demand for domestic labor, thereby creating jobs and boosting wages for American workers. Second, people with jobs are less likely to vote for big government. Third, economic integration inevitably erodes national sovereignty. You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone. This is as true of romance as it is of tariffs. Case-in-point: NAFTA. In 1993 President Bill Clinton promised that the North American Free Trade Agreement would create “a million jobs in the first five years.” How? NAFTA would deconstruct America’s tariff wall with Mexico so that the two nations could trade freely (Canada and the U.S. already had a bilateral agreement). Theoretically, this would allow both countries to maximize their comparative advantage and thus produce more material wealth.
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    Yesterday, 07:56 PM
    The House passed a short-term bill Thursday to prevent a federal shutdown when the budget year ends Sept. 30, and give lawmakers until the Thanksgiving break to negotiate and approve $1.4 trillion for federal agencies. The Senate is expected to approve the stopgap bill next week. The vote in the Democratic-run House on the bipartisan plan was 301-123. The agency spending bills would fill in the details of this summer’s budget and debt agreement between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. The Republican-controlled Senate is struggling over how to move ahead with its versions of the follow-up spending bills. The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved three noncontroversial measures on unanimous votes as the sniping continued in the wake of Wednesday’s Democratic filibuster of the almost $700 billion defense bill and other legislation. More at: https://wtop.com/national/2019/09/house-set-to-pass-stopgap-spending-bill-to-prevent-shutdown/
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    Yesterday, 07:50 PM
    A federal court ruling over a ban on women going topless in public has essentially made it legal for women to go topless in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Kansas, and Oklahoma, according to a local TV station.The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which is over those six states, struck down the topless ban in Ft. Collins, Colo. after two women sued the city for the right to go topless in public. Since Ft. Collins is not appealing the decision (the next step would be the Supreme Court), that means topless bans in those six states are no longer enforceable. The issue is far from settled, especially on a nationwide level. In 2017, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, which rules over Chicago and parts of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana, upheld Chicago's topless ban on women. That means two federal courts, on the same level, have two different rulings regarding very similar situations. More at: https://kutv.com/news/local/women-can-now-legally-go-topless-in-utah-5-other-states-after-federal-ruling Utah will take this to SCOTUS.
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    Yesterday, 07:49 PM
    https://science.slashdot.org/story/19/09/18/1931229/india-bans-e-cigarettes-as-global-vaping-backlash-grows Note: Flavored Note #2: CBD vs Non CBD not clearly defined. Anyone think Big Tobacco might have bought off a few politicians in India? How long till it comes here?
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    Yesterday, 07:43 PM
    It is much easier to get rid of the invaders because they will leave on their own once you start throwing them out. GOD gave us those rights and we took them from those like you who tried to steal them. They won that war for us.
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    Yesterday, 07:24 PM
    He'll say anything to try and get some votes but will he actually do it?
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    Yesterday, 07:19 PM
    It needn't be a formal agreement. It could have worked then and it could work now.
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    Yesterday, 07:15 PM
    Believing impossible things on an empty stomach can ruin your appetite.
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    Yesterday, 07:06 PM
    The oil industry forum I lurk at says they can't possibly restore production that fast.
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    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
    As a country it has some common culture and we can't make immigration decisions based on different cultures within it.
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    Yesterday, 08:24 AM
    https://entertainment.slashdot.org/story/19/09/18/232248/navy-confirms-existence-of-ufos-seen-in-leaked-footage Typically, the title is absolutely forgettable as it is on the main page of The Enquirer every other week, and like-minded garbage media. This is the second time I've seen this pop up, and this link comes from Slashdot, and even references NY Times. Thoughts?
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    Yesterday, 01:03 AM
    Good info about the shooting: http://mileswmathis.com/elpaso.pdf
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    Yesterday, 12:57 AM
    As they should, they provide a valuable product. The problem with getting rid of weapons is that it creates a society of slaves like you. Government allowed nothing, we took our GOD given rights by force from Redcoat scum and that is a solution not a problem. You can't stop criminals from having them or government from having them, that is why the citizens need them.
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    09-18-2019, 09:05 PM
    If you aren't paranoid you are ignorant. Whatever that even means is nonsense. Confiscation is conquest and they never belonged to the government. There is no such things as "freedom of government" and owning guns is absolutely practical and necessary. Like being robbed or raped or murdered.
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