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    Today, 02:34 PM
    Qatar Unexpectedly Cuts Credit Suisse Stakehttp://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-16/cash-strapped-qatar-unexpectedly-cuts-credit-suisse-stake
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    Today, 02:32 PM
    Probably a diversity hire.
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    Today, 01:40 PM
    WTI/RBOB Slide After Oil Production Surge Offsets Biggest Crude Draw Since SeptFollowing last night's mixed mesage from API (crude draw, gasoline build), WTI prices have gone nowhere as all eyes focus on DOE data this morning. Confirming API's trend, crude saw its biggest draw since Sept 2016 but Gasoline, Distillates, and Cushing (most since March) saw builds which upset the machines and sent prices lower. Crude production rose once again to its highest since July 2015. More at: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-16/wtirbob-slide-after-gasoline-distillates-build-offsets-biggest-crude-draw-sept
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    Today, 01:25 PM
    First Round of NAFTA Talks Begins TodayOfficials from the United States, Mexico and Canada began North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation discussions Aug. 16 in Washington, D.C., Reuters reported. More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/us-mexico-canada-first-round-nafta-talks-begins-today
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    Today, 01:06 PM
    This is a fun story that had/has virtually no trajectory because it is inconvenient. The WaPo broke the story and here's their source: internal "campaign emails read to The Washington Post." Their headline, "Trump campaign emails show aide’s repeated efforts to set up Russia meetings," seems to leave out the most newsworthy part of the story, the part where the campaign was concerned about the person who kept trying to set up the meetings and refused to move on the offers. Isn't this interesting? You can read a good summary of the entire article written by Chuck Ross at The Daily Caller. More at: https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/08/15/49621/
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    Today, 12:47 PM
    Swordsmyth replied to a thread The Bogus Business Plot in History
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    Today, 12:30 PM
    Part One: The Bogus Business Plot. Part Two: The Bogus Business Plot. In the previous installment, we learned that FDR and his closest advisors had many deep and longstanding business and social ties to the DuPont family and JP Morgan, Jr., two of the key figures allegedly behind the so-called “business plot” to usurp FDR’s presidential powers. The most telling of these is the marriage between FDR’s son and a DuPont heiress just a couple of years after the business plot was revealed by the alleged bravery and patriotism of Smedley Butler. We also learned that FDR had worked on Wall Street for many years and that the major provisions of the New Deal were essentially dictated by his cronies, who were all top industrialists and financiers. So there was really no reason for them to oppose FDR’s presidency; instead their opposition was manufactured to boost FDR’s public image as the savior of the American people. In other words, the business plot was a PR move. A publicity stunt. Finally, we also learned that J.P. Morgan was a Spencer and that both the Spencer and Roosevelt families are crypto-Jewish. But what about Smedley Butler himself? Even if the business plot was bogus, isn’t it possible that he was set up? Perhaps he was chosen precisely because DuPont and Morgan knew that he was a man of such integrity that he would spill the beans, giving them exactly the kind of publicity they wanted. In other words, maybe Butler was simply a patsy who played right into their hands. And if he surprised them by agreeing to go along with them, then they could expose him for treason. After all, he was going around giving speeches and writing pamphlets about the obscene profits they earned during World War I while the common man suffered. Maybe they would have been happy to have him out of the picture. Either way it was a win-win for them. How can we be so sure he was in on it? Well, it turns out there is no smoking gun. But a close and skeptical look at Butler and his career will tell us all we need to know, and a whole lot more. The rest is at the links above.
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    Today, 12:17 PM
    They would give him the Nobel Peace Prize.
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    Today, 11:02 AM
    A Vermont man says he was stabbed outside his home by a group of five masked men armed with box cutters on Tuesday, after being labeled a “Nazi sympathizer” for denouncing attempts to ruin the life of a Unite the Right rally attendee — even though he himself strongly disavows white supremacy. The victim, Sam Wormer, who identifies as neither right or left, is so concerned about the divide in the country that even after being attacked he wasn’t sure that his story should be told. Leftist friends of his confirmed to Big League Politics that he frequently sticks up for “marginalized members of the community.” Ryan Roy, 28, appeared in the Vice News episode on the events over the weekend in Charlottesville. He was promptly doxed on Twitter and a social media campaign made sure that he was fired from his job at Pizzeria Uno. Additionally, the internet mob called child protective services in an effort to have his young baby removed from his care. In an interview with Burlington Free Press, Wormer, his former friend and classmate, stated that he was “completely shocked” to see footage of Roy at the rally. The following comments would become the “justification” for being stabbed by five masked terrorists and labeled a “Nazi sympathizer.” More at: http://bigleaguepolitics.com/man-stabbed-antifa-mob-outside-home-not-condemning-nazis-hard-enough/
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    Today, 10:55 AM
    Libya Boosts Oil Output At Biggest Fieldhttp://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/Libya-Boosts-Oil-Output-At-Biggest-Field.html
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    Today, 10:22 AM
    Indian and Chinese troops in high-altitude clashIndian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long standoff between the two armies.Chinese troops threw stones at Indian soldiers near Pangong Lake, a major tourist attraction in the picturesque mountain region of Ladakh on Tuesday, an Indian defence official said. He said Chinese soldiers had twice tried to enter the Indian territory but had been pushed back. The incident occurred as the nations are locked in a tense standoff in another border region. "There was a minor incident. There was some stone pelting from the Chinese side but the situation was quickly brought under control," he told AFP on condition of anonymity. The brief confrontation was resolved after Indian and Chinese sides retreated to their respective positions, he added. Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she was not aware of the latest reports, but she added that "Chinese border troops are always committed to maintaining peace on the India-China border". "We always patrol along the Chinese line of control. And we urge the Indian side to abide by the line of control and relevant conventions between the two sides," Hua said. Police in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, where Ladakh is located, said clashes were relatively common along the de facto border known as the Line of Actual Control (LAC). "These things happen every summer but this one was slightly prolonged and more serious but no weapons were used," a police source in Srinagar told AFP. More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/india-china-troops-high-altitude-clash-officials-044829223.html
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    Today, 09:40 AM
    Maybe that is why Dump did it, his REAL base wasn't going to be fooled into voting for Strange and his enemies would vote against him, plus he gets bonus points from the establishment wing for the endorsement.
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    Today, 01:24 AM
    Let’s consider the war and slavery. Again and again I encounter people who say that the South Carolina secession ordinance mentions the defense of slavery and that one fact proves beyond argument that the war was caused by slavery. The first States to secede did mention a threat to slavery as a motive for secession. They also mentioned decades of economic exploitation and the seizure of the common government for the first time ever by a sectional party declaredly hostile to the Southern States. Were they to be a permanently exploited minority, they asked? This was significant to people who knew that their fathers and grandfathers had founded the Union for the protection and benefit of ALL the States. It is no surprise that they mentioned potential interference with slavery as a threat to their everyday life and their social structure. Only a few months before, John Brown and his followers had attempted just that. They murdered a number of people including a free black man who was a respected member of the Harpers Ferry community and a grand-nephew of George Washington because Brown wanted Washington’s sword as a talisman. In Brown’s baggage was a constitution making him dictator of a new black nation and a supply of pikes to be used to stab to death the slave-owner and his wife and children. It is significant that not one single slave joined Brown’s attempted blow against slavery. It was entirely an affair of outsiders. Significant also is that six Northern rich men financed Brown and that some elements of the North celebrated him as a saint, an agent of God, ringing the church bells at his execution. Even more significantly, Brown was merely acting out the venomous hatred of Southerners that had characterized some parts of Northern society for many years previously. Could this relentless barrage of hatred directed by Northerners against their Southern fellow citizens have perhaps had something to do with the secession impulse? That was the opinion of Horatio Seymour, Democratic governor of New York. In a public address he pointed to the enormity of making war on Southern fellow citizens who had always been exceptionally loyal Americans, but who had been driven to secession by New England fanaticism. Secessionists were well aware that slavery was under no immediate threat within the Union. Indeed, some anti-secessionists, especially those with the largest investment in slave property, argued that slavery was safer under the Union than in a new experiment in government. Advocates of the “slavery and nothing but slavery” interpretation also like to mention a speech in which Confederate Vice-President Alexander Stephens is supposed to have said that white supremacy was the “cornerstone” of the Confederacy. The speech was ad hoc and badly reported, but so what? White supremacy was also the cornerstone of the United States. A law of the first Congress established that only white people could be naturalized as citizens. Abraham Lincoln’s Illinois forbade black people to enter the State and deprived those who were there of citizenship rights. Instead of quoting two cherry-picked quotations, serious historians will look into more of the vast documentation of the time. For instance, in determining what the war was “about,” why not consider Jefferson Davis’s inaugural address, the resolutions of the Confederate Congress, numerous speeches by Southern spokesmen of the time as they explained their departure from the U.S. Congress and spoke to their constituents about the necessity of secession. Or for that matter look at the entire texts of the secession documents. Our advocates of slavery causation practice the same superficial and deceitful tactics in viewing their side of the fight. They rely mostly on a few pretty phrases from a few of Lincoln’s prettier speeches to account for the winning side in the Great Civil War. But what were Northerners really saying? I am...
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    Today, 01:15 AM
    Confederate EmancipationUltimately, of course, Confederate emancipation was a failure, as modern-day critics like Levine love to crow. Instead of solving the problem of slavery themselves, as Southerners had always struggled to do in and out of the Union, slavery was abolished in the worst way possible: as an unintended consequence of a deadly, devastating conquest by outsiders with no interest in the welfare of black or white Southerners. Virginian slaveholder Thomas Jefferson’s fear, that emancipation would be a ‘bloody process…excited and conducted’ by an enemy in wartime, rather than a change ‘brought on by the generous energy of our own minds,’ had come true. The significance of Confederate emancipation is not in its effect, however, but in its intent. As Abbeville Institute Chair Donald Livingston concludes, ‘This failure does not take away from what we learn about the character of the Southern people: that they had the moral and political resources to effect emancipation when the right political circumstances presented themselves.’ Surely, the fact that Southerners were willing to make the sacrifice at all—no other people in history living among slaves had ever considered freeing them, much less arming them!—and not the trite observation of ‘too little, too late,’ is the moral of this heroic story. More at: https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/review/confederate-emancipation/
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    Today, 01:02 AM
    On the afternoon of February 28, 1861, President Davis sent his first veto message to the Confederate Congress. Congress had passed legislation enabling the constitutional ban and detailing punishment for those convicted. It spelled out the options for return of the Free Africans to Africa. Davis said he had carefully considered this bill “in relation to the slave trade and to punish persons offending therein”. He objected to the option that if the Free Africans could not be returned to Africa and all other options insuring their freedom could not be met, then these Free Africans could be sold on the internal Slave markets. Davis wrote, “This latter provision seems to me in opposition to the policy declared in the Constitution, the prohibition of African Negroes, and in derogation of its mandate to legislate for the effectuation of that object.” He, therefore, vetoed the legislation. There was no attempt to override. Establishing the Slave Trade would be a critical leg in upholding a Slave Republic. Instead, here was the first American Constitutional Mandate to end this noxious commerce that New England had begun and was still engaged in at this very time. 1.9.2 (Congress can bar slaves coming from States remaining in the United States) “Congress shall also have power to prohibit the introduction of slaves from any State not a member of or Territory not belonging to this Confederacy.” There was no need for this in 1787. All the original States were involved with domestic slavery and New England was heavily into the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In 1861 this was a safeguard against Union slave states outlawing slavery and the owners “selling South”. At this time there were 7 Slave States in the Confederacy and 8 Slave States in the United States.
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    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    Did you even read what I posted? The "upper south" only seceded because Lincoln declared war on the seceding states. You REALLY don't want to learn do you?
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    Yesterday, 11:55 PM
    The south was paying the IMPORT tariffs. It's exports were harmed when other countries responded to the excessive tariffs with higher tariffs of their own.
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    Yesterday, 11:51 PM
    He is much better than Strange.
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    Yesterday, 11:47 PM
    Judge Jim Hinkle — a magistrate judge who served as mayor of the city of Grayson for more than two decades before retiring in 2013 — took to Facebook on Saturday to label the Charlottesville protesters “snowflakes” with “no concept of history.” On Tuesday morning, he followed that missive with another post, this one comparing “the nut cases tearing down monuments” to the so-called Islamic State. A few hours after that post — which was not the first on Hinkle’s Facebook page that could be considered inflammatory — Gwinnett County Chief Magistrate Judge Kristina Hammer Blum told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she had suspended Hinkle. Blum said she’d been unaware of the recent post and others until The AJC asked her for comment. “After reviewing the Facebook posts you brought to my attention this morning, I have suspended Judge Hinkle effective immediately while I consider the appropriate final action,” Blum wrote in an email. More at: http://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt--politics/gwinnett-judge-suspended-after-posts-about-confederate-monuments/0BhU3WXwawztILcn95ipqJ/
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    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    Arkansas Declaration “Forced to chose between Lincolns demand and what they believed to be morally correct and Honorable..seceded as well” -Brevin Alexander Historian Professor of History at Longwood University “This convention pledging the State of Arkansas to resist to the last extremity any attempt on the part of such power to coerce any State that had seceded from the old Union, proclaimed to the world that war should be waged against such States until they should be compelled to submit to their rule, and large forces to accomplish this have by this same power been called out, and are now being marshaled to carry out this inhuman design; and to longer submit to such rule, or remain in the old Union of the United States, would be disgraceful and ruinous to the State of Arkansas” “The people of this commonwealth are free men not slaves, and will defend to the last extremity, their honor, lives, and property, against northern mendacity and usurpation” -Arkansas Governor Henry Rector Response to Lincolns call for Volunteers
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    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    If you really want to know the truth try reading these threads. Causes of Southern Seccession- the Cotton StatesCauses of Southern Seccession- the Upper South
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    Yesterday, 11:13 PM
    Stop being an idiot, the south stood for much more than slavery (which they were on the way to eliminating), nobody alive wants to bring back slavery. The south believed in individual rights and limited government, they had inherited slavery but they were moving to end it, most southerners did not own slaves and were not fighting to keep them. The North had rejected the Constitution and wanted an all powerful government.
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    Yesterday, 11:05 PM
    I never said it wasn't. If you look at how this discussion started you will see that my point was that Christians are not bound by the harsh "Law of Moses" the my opponent tried to stick us with.
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    Yesterday, 10:32 PM
    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal drug overdose of a 26-year-old man at the West Hollywood home of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck. Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Monday that while coroner’s officials ruled Gemmel Moore’s July 27 death an accident, homicide detectives will be conducting a follow-up investigation based on “additional information.” He declined to elaborate. Initial investigations by deputies and the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office did not flag anything suspicious in Moore’s death, sheriff’s Capt. Chris Bergner said, but the new probe was being launched “out of abundance of caution.” More at: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-democratic-donor-overdose-20170814-story.html
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    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    Metaphor, GOD speaks to people in their own terms so they will understand. Mark Chapter 10 1 And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judaea by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again. 2 And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. 3 And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you? 4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away. 5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. 6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. 7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
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    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
    Or the history of the civil war period.
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    Yesterday, 10:27 PM
    Slavery was wrong but the south was on the way to getting rid of it, meanwhile Yankees were dedicated statists who had already discarded the constitution and sought to destroy the rights of all men.
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    Yesterday, 10:08 PM
    It was better than the union, in the context of history they were the better side and have been insufferably defamed.
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