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    Today, 01:14 AM
    If Trump is about to fight back it may have taken him this long to prepare his counter attack.
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    Today, 01:13 AM
    enhanced_deficit is always trolling.
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    Today, 01:00 AM
    I can believe that because that is one of his better issues but I believe that PP is accusing people HERE of going "gaga" over Kavanaugh.
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    Today, 12:57 AM
    This happens ALL THE TIME in China, IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH TRUMP. Are you trying to blow what little credibility you have left?
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    Today, 12:50 AM
    Please post ONE example of someone going "gaga" over Kavanaugh.
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    Yesterday, 11:49 PM
    Political opponents, who have largely failed so far to tap into the discontent from the leaderless "yellow vest", criticized Macron's response as insufficient. "Emmanuel Macron thought he could hand out some cash to calm the citizen's insurrection that has erupted," said Jean-Luc Melenchon, leader of the far-left La France Insoumise. "I believe that Act V (of the protests) will play out on Saturday," he said, referring to a new round of protests planned this weekend. One of the faces of the "yellow vest" movement appeared unconvinced as well. "In terms of substance, these are half measures. We can feel that Macron has got a lot more to give," Benjamin Cauchy, who met the French leader last week, told France 2 television. More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/french-protests-cut-fourth-quarter-gdp-growth-0-071006730--business.html
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    Yesterday, 11:38 PM
    Delta Airlines said Monday that it will ban all emotional support animals on flights longer than 8 hours and will ban all service and support animals under four months of age on flights no matter the duration. The policy will go into effect Dec. 18, ahead of the Christmas holiday travel season. “These updates support Delta’s commitment to safety and also protect the rights of customers with documented needs — such as veterans with disabilities — to travel with trained service and support animals,” said John Laughter, Delta’s senior vice president, corporate safety, security and compliance. Delta DAL, +0.45% said it amended its animal policy after finding an 84% increase in reported incidents involving service and support animals in 2016 and 2017, “including urination/defecation, biting and even a widely reported attack by a 70-pound dog.” More at: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/delta-bans-kittens-and-puppies-as-support-animals-on-all-flights-and-all-emotional-support-animals-on-longer-hauls-2018-12-10?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo
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    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    That is what will continue to worry me until Trump gets to replace RBG. And it might be what Kavanaugh was thinking, I'd like to know if he knew that Roberts voted against before he did.
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    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    Q !!mG7VJxZNCI ID: 52a4e6 No.4250950 Dec 10 2018 23:13:47 (EST) NEW https://twitter.com/cain_nate/status/1072221511443013633 1072221511443013633 Sometimes 'intrusions' have a way of safeguarding people & evidence. Sometimes 'intrusions' are a necessary event in order to safeguard chain of custody .
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    Yesterday, 10:17 PM
    The president of the European Council has ruled out renegotiating Theresa May’s Brexit deal and its controversial backstop at a scheduled summit in Brussels later this week. Donald Tusk said leaders would discuss the agreement struck last month at a meeting and that leaders were “ready to discuss how to facilitate UK ratification”. But he warned that the bloc would use the meeting to discuss no-deal planning “as time is running out”. His comments came after Theresa May said she would go back to Brussels to seek further concessions from the EU after an overwhelmingly negative reception to her deal from MPs. The European Commission and several key member states on Monday also ruled out changing the controversial withdrawal agreement. “I have decided to call European Council on Brexit on Thursday,” Mr Tusk said on Monday evening. “We will not renegotiate the deal, including the backstop, but we are ready to discuss how to facilitate UK ratification. As time is running out, we will also discuss our preparedness for a no-deal scenario.” The council president is said to be consulting with EU27 leaders ahead of the summit. A European Commission spokesperson said: “We have an agreement on the table that was endorsed by the European Council in its Article 50 format on the 25 November. As president Juncker said, this deal is the best and only deal possible. “We will not renegotiate, our position has not changed, and as far as we are concerned, the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union on 29 March 2019.”
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    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    The only remaining abortion clinic in Tennessee's capital has ceased offering abortions, instead referring patients to clinics 200 miles away in Knoxville and Memphis. Officials with Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi, which operates the north Nashville clinic, could not say when its clinic would resume abortions. The organization has a shortage of physicians to do the procedure, a spokeswoman said. The clinic also "undergoing a period of quality improvement and will return with these services soon," a statement said. It is the second clinic in Nashville to stop abortions this year. The Women's Center closed in August after the sale of its building, and its operators said then they hoped to reopen. No target date was set, and its reopening has not happened yet. More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/only-abortion-provider-left-tennessee-000440392.html
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    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    Egyptian authorities have quietly introduced restrictions on the sale of yellow reflective vests, fearing opponents might attempt to copy French protesters during next month's anniversary of the 2011 popular uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, security officials and retailers said Monday.They said industrial safety equipment dealers have been instructed not to sell yellow vests to walk-in buyers and to restrict business to wholesale sales to verified companies, but only after securing police permission. They were told offenders would be punished, the officials said without elaborating. Six retailers in a Cairo downtown area where industrial safety stores are concentrated said they were no longer selling yellow vests. Two declined to sell them, giving no explanation, but the remaining four told The Associated Press they were told not to by police. "They seem not to want anyone to do what they are doing in France," said one retailer. "The police came here a few days back and told us to stop selling them. When we asked why, they said they were acting on instructions," said another. Both spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals. Security officials said the restrictions would remain in force until the end of January. They said industrial safety product importers and wholesale merchants were summoned to a meeting with senior police officers in Cairo this week and informed of the rules. The officials, who have first-hand knowledge of the measures, spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to brief the media. Repeated calls and messages to the spokesman of the Interior Ministry, which oversees the police, to seek comment went unanswered. The move showcases the depth of the Egyptian government's concern with security. The past two years, Egyptian authorities clamped down heavily, deploying police and soldiers across the country, to prevent any marches to commemorate the Jan. 25 anniversary of the start of the 2011 uprising. Scores were killed and wounded in clashes during the uprising anniversaries in years before that. More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/egypt-restricts-yellow-vests-sales-avoid-copycat-protests-174935763.html
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    Yesterday, 10:01 PM
    Yup, and it isn't just your boss, if the case gets in the media clients/suppliers etc. might throw you under the bus and run away if you are your own boss.
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    Yesterday, 09:53 PM
    I think this is more accurate as an image of AF right now:
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    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    Most people don't know you or your reputation and half of those that do are ever ready to believe the worst of you given the opportunity, when you combine that with the #MeToo culture you (Men that is) don't have a chance.
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    Yesterday, 09:38 PM
    Good, but it won't protect them from false charges by itself.
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    Yesterday, 09:38 PM
    The problem is a result of bad parenting OF GIRLS though, both by their parents and by the government/media complex.
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    Yesterday, 09:28 PM
    The world will be destroyed by bad parenting, the population is so large and our culture is so decayed that it may not be possible to reform society until after a great collapse and a massive decrease in population, the lower classes no longer respect or seek to emulate the higher classes and even if they did the higher classes have become just as foul and infantile as the worst ghetto.
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    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    Speaking of Ob-Gyns, how long will it be until there are no male Ob-Gyns left?
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    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    Ron would have been in real trouble because he is an Ob-Gyn, they would have dug up one or more of his patients with little money and less moral fiber to claim he was a rapist.
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    Yesterday, 08:47 PM
    If we ever do recover on Main Street it might happen that Wall Street crashes at the same time.
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    Yesterday, 08:29 PM
    China’s Vice Premier Liu He, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spoke by phone Tuesday morning Beijing time, signaling that dialog continues on trade issues despite a diplomatic row over the arrest of a senior Chinese businesswoman.The two sides exchanged views on the timetable and road map of future trade talks, according to a statement from China’s Ministry of Commerce. Liu leads China’s trade negotiations with the U.S. Key Insights The occurrence of the call may indicate that Washington and Beijing are seeking to implement their agreement from earlier this month to ease trade tensions, even after the arrest of Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou More at: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/top-u-china-officials-speak-015000762.html
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    Yesterday, 08:27 PM
    On what basis do you propose to indict Trump? Please don't say it is one of the asinine charges being trumped up by the Demoncrats.
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    Yesterday, 07:06 PM
    The Proud Boys have lost another online platform, though this time it's not for the far-right group's hate speech and support for violence. YouTube has terminated Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes' account following "multiple third-party claims" of copyright violations. The company didn't name the specific violations in a statement to CNET, but it did say that it pulls the accounts of "repeat offenders." Multiple internet giants have kicked out the Proud Boys in recent months. Twitter was one of the first, clamping down in August after a violent protest in Portland, Oregon earlier that month. Facebook followed in October after Proud Boys members attacked protesters in New York City, while PayPal kicked out the organization in November. YouTube was aiming at McInnes specifically, though, and was focused on where his content came from than the nature of the content itself. More at: https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/10/youtube-bans-proud-boys-gavin-mcinnes/?yptr=yahoo
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    Yesterday, 07:03 PM
    Syria's army on Monday announced the demobilisation of officers who have completed five years of compulsory service, the second such move in recent months as fighting abates in the civil war.The decree ends the drawn-out deployment of conscripts and reservists of the rank of officer "who will have completed five years of service" as of January 1, 2019, state news agency SANA reported. The latest order comes after the army in May sent those conscripted in 2010, the year before the conflict erupted, back to their homes. Before the war started, men 18 and older had to serve between 18 months and two years in the armed forces, after which they remained part of the reserves. But when the conflict broke out, anyone enlisted remained deployed on active duty. The 300,000-strong army was nearly halved by deaths, injuries and defections as the violence tore apart the country. More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/syria-announces-fresh-demobilisation-army-conscripts-152630814.html
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    Yesterday, 06:29 PM
    OPEC and its non-OPEC partners are set to officially sign a cooperation agreement in March of next year, the UAE’s energy minister Suhail al-Mazrouei said, according to Reuters. The agreement will be officially signed in March in Saudi Arabia, the oil minister said, and will seek to align OPEC with non-OPEC oil producers, most importantly Russia, on matters likely to include achieving market balance—specifically production quotas. The term “market balance” is the new phrase OPEC is using instead of referencing specific oil prices, after OPEC in October steered its members away from any words that may put it at odds with proposed U.S. legislation called the NOPEC Act. OPEC and a group of non-OPEC members reached an agreement on Friday to cut production starting in January 2019. OPEC’s portion of the production cuts was 800,000 bpd, with Saudi Arabia’s accounting for 500,000 bpd of that. The non-OPEC countries agreed to 400,000 bpd of the production cut, with Russia accounting for approximately 230,000 bpd of the 400,000. Russia, for its part, said it would take “months” for that level of cut to be achieved. Likewise, OPEC’s production cuts are unlikely to shrink by 800,000 bpd immediately on January 1st, and will more than likely take months as well. More at: https://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/OPEC-Non-OPEC-Deal-To-Be-Forged-In-March.html
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    Yesterday, 06:12 PM
    The European Court of Justice issued a ruling on Dec. 10 that the United Kingdom can unilaterally revoke its notification of the intention to leave the European Union. The British government can withdraw its decision to invoke Article 50 of the EU Treaty and keep the country in the European Union as long as the withdrawal agreement has not entered into force, or as long as the Article 50 procedure and its extensions are continuing. More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/uk-london-can-revoke-brexit-process-ecj-rules
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    Yesterday, 06:08 PM
    Acting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian's My Step Alliance has won parliamentary elections, securing 70.4 percent of the vote and gaining a significant majority of 88 seats in the country's 132-seat parliament, RFE/RL reported Dec. 10. The former ruling Republican Party received only 4.7 percent of the vote and thus failed to enter parliament. More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/armenia-pashinian-alliance-dominates-parliamentary-elections
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    Yesterday, 06:07 PM
    The Japanese government has issued instructions that effectively exclude Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE from any public procurement, the South China Morning Post reported Dec. 10. With this decision, Japan follows the example of other countries, including the United States, Australia and New Zealand, that have blocked the two Chinese companies from supplying 5G, or fifth generation, infrastructure technology over concerns that China could exploit it for intelligence purposes. Canada and the United Kingdom are currently discussing equipment bans while Germany opposes excluding any manufacturers from its planned 5G network construction. More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/japan-government-excludes-huawei-zte-5g-procurement
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