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    Yesterday, 11:42 PM
    The leader of disputed Kashmir's largest separatist group said it was ready for talks with India's government on Monday, after the state governor said he was optimistic about dialogue. Any talks to resolve the conflict would be hugely difficult. But on Saturday, Satya Pal Malik, the governor of Jammu and Kashmir state where Indian-controlled Kashmir lies, told a news conference he had seen a softening in approach from separatist leaders, including the influential Hurriyat Conference. "I feel happy that the temperature in the valley has gone down as compared to what it was during my arrival in Kashmir," he told a news conference. Malik has governed the state since August 2018, shortly after India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) withdrew from a coalition with a local party, imposing direct rule from New Delhi. "Today Hurriyat, who once closed their doors... are ready for the talks with the Government of India,” Malik added. In response, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the chairman of Hurriyat, a political movement that wants independence from India, told Reuters on Monday he would welcome talks. "Hurriyat Conference has always been in favour of talks as the means of resolution," he said. "Kashmiris, being the most affected party for the past 72 years, naturally want its resolution.”
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    Yesterday, 11:38 PM
    He was also open borders so you expose yourself on that count again: https://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=38&Itemid=828&nameid=K000336 H R 6061: Secure Fence Act of 2006 Vote Date: September 14, 2006
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    Yesterday, 11:28 PM
    Kucinich was a gun grabbing communist scumbag. You reveal yourself as a liberal more and more.
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    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    Upcoming peace talks between the United States and the Taliban will focus on working out a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S.-led troops from Afghanistan and on a Taliban guarantee militants won't plot attacks from Afghan soil, sources said on Monday.A seventh round of talks between the warring sides begins on Saturday in Qatar's capital of Doha, where U.S. and Taliban negotiators have been trying to hammer out a deal to end to the 18-year-long war since October. "Once the timetable for foreign force withdrawal is announced, then talks will automatically enter the next stage," said Sohail Shaheen, a spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Doha. "We don't need to wait for the completion of the withdrawal, both withdrawal and talks can move forward simultaneously." Two other sources with knowledge of the talks said the sixth round in May ended with unease on both sides, but since then informal meeting had taken place to work out what can be agreed on. The U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, has also held informal meetings with the Taliban leadership in Doha. "Based on my recent visits to Afghanistan and Qatar, I believe all sides want rapid progress," Khalilzad said on Twitter.
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    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a longstanding U.S. ban on trademarks on "immoral" or "scandalous" words and symbols, ruling in a case involving a clothing brand with an indelicate name that the law violates constitutional free speech rights.The justices ruled against President Donald Trump's administration, which defended the law that had been in place since 1905, and in favor of Los Angeles streetwear designer Erik Brunetti, who was turned down by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office when he sought to trademark his brand name FUCT. All nine justices agreed in the decision written by liberal Justice Elena Kagan that the prohibition on "immoral" trademarks ran afoul of the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment right to free expression. However, three justices wrote dissents to say the bar on "scandalous" trademarks should have been upheld. The Supreme Court followed a course it took in 2017 when it struck down a similar law forbidding the registration of "disparaging" trademarks in a case involving an Asian-American dance rock band called The Slants, a name federal trademark officials had deemed offensive to Asians. When the 2011 trademark application for FUCT was rejected, the Patent and Trademark Office noted that brand name sounds like a profanity - sometimes politely called the "F-word" - though is spelled differently, and concluded that Brunetti's products contained sexual imagery, misogyny and violence. "There are a great many immoral and scandalous ideas in the world (even more than there are swear words)," Kagan wrote in Monday's decision, adding that the trademark law covers them all. "It therefore violates the First Amendment." "Today is a good day for Americans," Brunetti's lawyer John Sommer said. "The U.S. Supreme Court has taken the government out of the business of deciding questions of morality." The Patent and Trademark Office said it was reviewing the decision. The Justice Department declined to comment. The justices, who are due to wrap up their current term in the coming days with a handful of other major rulings on tap, upheld a 2017 lower court ruling striking down the law. The decision removes the authority of government officials to bar federal trademark registration for profane language or sexually graphic images.
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    Yesterday, 11:12 PM
    Talks between OPEC and its allies next month about whether to extend their pact on cutting oil supplies "won't be easy" and may be complicated by the situation facing Iran and Venezuela, Kazakh Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other large oil producers, including Russia and Kazakhstan, meet in Vienna on July 1-2 to discuss whether the oil output deal, which expires after June 30, should be continued. "I think it won't be easy," Bozumbayev told reporters about the talks, in comments cleared for publication on Monday, citing "different positions" among parties to the deal. He said Iran and Venezuela both faced U.S. sanctions. "Will they want to (extend) or not? It's hard (to say)," he said. Kazakhstan wanted the deal extended into the second half of the year, he said, describing the oil price in a range of $60-$70 per barrel as "suitable". Benchmark Brent oil is now trading at about $65. He said there was no need for higher oil prices, adding: "No one needs it as production in one big country will increase. (A country) which does not enter any agreements," referring to the United States, which is not party to the production deal. The United States is now producing about 12 million bpd. Bozumbayev said this month that Central Asia's biggest oil exporter had cut more production than required by the pact so far this year, reducing output to 1.76 million barrels per day (bpd), well below its 1.86 million bpd quota. Asked about the issue of contaminated oil in Russia's Druzhba pipeline to Europe, Bozumbayev said Kazakh oil producers and its pipeline operator KazTransOil were still assessing what damages they considered should be paid by Russia's oil pipeline monopoly, Transneft, which operates Druzhba. He said about 630,000 tonnes of Kazakh oil was contaminated on Russian territory as it was transported via Russian pipelines.
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    Yesterday, 11:08 PM
    Ukraine is “in very active discussions” with the International Monetary Fund over a new loan program as the country gears up for a snap general election, according to Finance Minister Oksana Markarova.Voters picked TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy as president in April and will choose a new parliament next month, part of a backlash against old-guard politicians who’ve failed to end a five-year conflict with Russian-backed forces or clamp down on corruption. The IMF agreed on a $3.9 billion loan in late 2018 to get Ukraine through this year, though aid is on hold until a new government is in place. When that happens, a new program is likely. Markarova sees it lasting three years. She didn’t specify the size. “This program that we have right now, we’ve designed it as the breach program to cover Ukraine through two elections,” Markarova said Saturday in an interview in Skopje, North Macedonia. “In a sense, this program has done what it had to do.” More at: https://news.yahoo.com/ukraine-very-active-talks-imf-080754540.html
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    Yesterday, 11:03 PM
    Like driving drunk.
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    Yesterday, 10:59 PM
    Anderson Cooper Cuts CNN Interview After Trump Accuser Calls Rape "Sexy"
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    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    The driver of a pickup truck in a fiery collision on a rural New Hampshire highway that killed seven motorcyclists was charged Monday with seven counts of negligent homicide, and records show he was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving last month and in 2013.Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, was arrested Monday morning at his home in West Springfield, Massachusetts, the New Hampshire attorney general's office said. He will be arraigned Tuesday in Lancaster, New Hampshire, authorities said. He was handed over to New Hampshire authorities after a brief court appearance Monday in Springfield, Massachusetts. Zhukovskyy looked down at his feet as he was led into the courtroom with his hands cuffed behind his back. Connecticut prosecutors say he was arrested May 11 in an East Windsor Walmart parking lot after failing a sobriety test. Officers had responded to a complaint about a man who was revving his truck engine and jumping up and down outside the vehicle. Zhukovskyy's lawyer in that case, John O'Brien, said he denies being intoxicated and will fight the charge. Zhukovskyy refused to submit to a blood test, prosecutors said. Additionally, Zhukovskyy was arrested on a drunken driving charge in 2013 in Westfield, Massachusetts, state motor vehicle records show. He was placed on probation for one year and had his license suspended for 210 days, The Westfield News reported. Records from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration indicate that the company Zhukovskyy was driving for, Westfield Transport, has been cited for various violations in the last two years, MassLive.com reported . There were two instances where drivers were in possession of narcotic drugs. Other violations including a driver without a commercial driver's license, one for speeding and another for defective brakes. The company did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
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    Yesterday, 10:27 PM
    Texas Republican congressman Louie Gohmert, a Freedom Caucus stalwart, said that Google must have its immunity against class-action lawsuits stripped following Project Veritas’ expose of the tech giant’s political bias against President Donald Trump’s supporters and information that could help Trump win the 2020 election. Anti-trust suits are already forming ahead of an anti-Google coalition’s meeting with the Trump Department of Justice. Republican Senator Josh Hawley is launching a concerted effort to get rid of Google and Facebook’s Section 230 protections which they gained all the way back in 1996. “This video shows Google’s biases are now a threat to a free and fair election, all while they hide behind the immunity given by Congress years ago when they were supposed to be a simple ‘town square’ where everyone’s voice could be heard without biased results,” Gohmert stated. “In fact, Google references a significant role they see themselves fulfilling in the 2020 elections. This discovery should set off alarm bells throughout the country. It is no secret that Google has a political agenda. Multiple brave tech insiders have stepped forward and exposed Google’s censorship of content and specialized algorithms. This media giant’s ‘social justice narrative’ should distress all Americans who value a free and open society. Google should not be deciding whether content is important or trivial and they most assuredly should not be meddling in our election process. They need their immunity stripped and to be properly pursued by class action lawsuits by those they have knowingly harmed,” Gohmert said. BLP reported: Investigative journalist James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has released hidden camera videos showing a Google executive explaining how preventing Trump and similar leaders is at the top of the monolithic corporation’s list of priorities. “Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google. And like, I love her but she’s very misguided, like that will not make it better it will make it worse, because all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation, it’s like a small company cannot do that,” said Jen Gennai, who works as Google’s Head of Responsible Innovation. Project Veritas notes that Gennai is in charge of the division of Google that is responsible for implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. This includes making sure that political outcomes unfavorable for liberals cannot be reached. “We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we’re rapidly been like, what happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again,” Gennai added. “We’re also training our algorithms, like, if 2016 happened again, would we have, would the outcome be different?” she asked.
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    Yesterday, 09:50 PM
    Texas Republican congressman Louie Gohmert, a Freedom Caucus stalwart, said that Google must have its immunity against class-action lawsuits stripped following Project Veritas’ expose of the tech giant’s political bias against President Donald Trump’s supporters and information that could help Trump win the 2020 election. Anti-trust suits are already forming ahead of an anti-Google coalition’s meeting with the Trump Department of Justice. Republican Senator Josh Hawley is launching a concerted effort to get rid of Google and Facebook’s Section 230 protections which they gained all the way back in 1996. “This video shows Google’s biases are now a threat to a free and fair election, all while they hide behind the immunity given by Congress years ago when they were supposed to be a simple ‘town square’ where everyone’s voice could be heard without biased results,” Gohmert stated. “In fact, Google references a significant role they see themselves fulfilling in the 2020 elections. This discovery should set off alarm bells throughout the country. It is no secret that Google has a political agenda. Multiple brave tech insiders have stepped forward and exposed Google’s censorship of content and specialized algorithms. This media giant’s ‘social justice narrative’ should distress all Americans who value a free and open society. Google should not be deciding whether content is important or trivial and they most assuredly should not be meddling in our election process. They need their immunity stripped and to be properly pursued by class action lawsuits by those they have knowingly harmed,” Gohmert said. BLP reported: Investigative journalist James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has released hidden camera videos showing a Google executive explaining how preventing Trump and similar leaders is at the top of the monolithic corporation’s list of priorities. “Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google. And like, I love her but she’s very misguided, like that will not make it better it will make it worse, because all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation, it’s like a small company cannot do that,” said Jen Gennai, who works as Google’s Head of Responsible Innovation. Project Veritas notes that Gennai is in charge of the division of Google that is responsible for implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. This includes making sure that political outcomes unfavorable for liberals cannot be reached. “We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we’re rapidly been like, what happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again,” Gennai added. “We’re also training our algorithms, like, if 2016 happened again, would we have, would the outcome be different?” she asked.
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    Yesterday, 09:42 PM
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) confirmed that Deputy Governor Viral Acharya has stepped down six months before the end of his three-year term, Reuters reported June 23. Acharya submitted his resignation letter several weeks earlier, citing personal reasons. No replacement has been named so far. Acharya is the second major central bank official to step down since December 2018, fueling concerns over the bank's diminishing political immunity. A known inflation hawk, the deputy governor had repeatedly clashed with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over matters related to monetary policy and the bank's autonomy. With Acharya gone, there's also a greater chance that the bank will again cut interest rates in August, following three consecutive cuts in February, April and June. More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/india-central-bank-deputy-governor-resigns-citing-personal-reasons
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    Yesterday, 09:39 PM
    Mexican labor unions have requested injunctions in Mexican federal court against labor reform tied to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), El Economista reported June 23. The labor unions, all organized under the umbrella of the Mexican Laborers' Confederation (CTM), argue the labor reform's stipulation that each labor organization adopt direct, secret votes for the election of new leaders harms them. A lower court ruling temporarily suspending the unions' obligations under the labor reform would send the message that Mexico isn't serious about implementing the requirements of USMCA. In Mexico, such a ruling could cause a snowball effect, in which unions enter a de facto state of noncompliance with USMCA's labor reform. If USMCA were still pending in the United States and a Mexican injunction were awarded to a CTM-sponsored union, House Democrats might see this as a sign that labor rights in Mexico won't significantly improve — making the issue yet another sticking point for USMCA. More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/mexico-unions-ask-injunctions-labor-reform-required-usmca
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    Yesterday, 09:39 PM
    Mexican labor unions have requested injunctions in Mexican federal court against labor reform tied to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), El Economista reported June 23. The labor unions, all organized under the umbrella of the Mexican Laborers' Confederation (CTM), argue the labor reform's stipulation that each labor organization adopt direct, secret votes for the election of new leaders harms them. A lower court ruling temporarily suspending the unions' obligations under the labor reform would send the message that Mexico isn't serious about implementing the requirements of USMCA. In Mexico, such a ruling could cause a snowball effect, in which unions enter a de facto state of noncompliance with USMCA's labor reform. If USMCA were still pending in the United States and a Mexican injunction were awarded to a CTM-sponsored union, House Democrats might see this as a sign that labor rights in Mexico won't significantly improve — making the issue yet another sticking point for USMCA. More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/mexico-unions-ask-injunctions-labor-reform-required-usmca
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    Yesterday, 09:39 PM
    Swordsmyth replied to a thread Mexico. in World News & Affairs
    Mexican labor unions have requested injunctions in Mexican federal court against labor reform tied to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), El Economista reported June 23. The labor unions, all organized under the umbrella of the Mexican Laborers' Confederation (CTM), argue the labor reform's stipulation that each labor organization adopt direct, secret votes for the election of new leaders harms them. A lower court ruling temporarily suspending the unions' obligations under the labor reform would send the message that Mexico isn't serious about implementing the requirements of USMCA. In Mexico, such a ruling could cause a snowball effect, in which unions enter a de facto state of noncompliance with USMCA's labor reform. If USMCA were still pending in the United States and a Mexican injunction were awarded to a CTM-sponsored union, House Democrats might see this as a sign that labor rights in Mexico won't significantly improve — making the issue yet another sticking point for USMCA. More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/mexico-unions-ask-injunctions-labor-reform-required-usmca
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    Yesterday, 09:37 PM
    Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will make $3 billion worth of deposits and direct investments in Pakistan, de facto Pakistani Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh tweeted June 24, Al-Jazeera reported. The announcement comes after al-Thani's June 21-22 visit to Pakistan, during which he met with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/pakistan-emir-qatar-pledges-3-billion-cash-strapped-pakistan
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    Yesterday, 09:21 PM
    http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2019/june/24/boxed-in-by-neocons-and-the-media-will-trump-launch-iran-war/
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    Yesterday, 09:13 PM
    Your limited experience with exceptions doesn't change the facts, where massive numbers of immigrants go communism follows.
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    Yesterday, 09:03 PM
    You were the one trying to stir up trouble. I am beginning to suspect that that is your entire purpose for coming here.
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    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    LOL You get more insane every day. The New American is extremely anti-illegal and Kucinich was soft on them if I remember correctly, not to mention his evil positions on so much else. The three you list are not exactly good but they are much better than Kucinich.
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    Yesterday, 08:59 PM
    You will just stand idly by while they destroy Natural Rights, your solution is to run away to somewhere else and let them steal everything we have built but we have run out of places to run, there will not be a new frontier where we can go and start a new liberty society.
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    Yesterday, 08:56 PM
    I know all about it. It isn't scapegoating. Good, then perhaps you can next agree that we should limit how many come here. Reaching out to those few we allow isn't a problem but we mustn't embrace them until they embrace liberty. Letting them in faster than we can educate the is the height of folly.
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    Yesterday, 08:51 PM
    There is nothing in that quote that implies an excuse not to ban the program.
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    Yesterday, 08:50 PM
    Kucinich was useful as an ally when he agreed with us, I am all for working with anyone on subjects where we agree but one kind of poisonous snake is no better a pet than another and too many people are too willing to accept people like Kucinich into the movement itself.
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    Yesterday, 08:47 PM
    Asking that question will probably result in a call to CPS.
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    Yesterday, 08:46 PM
    Not an old wives' tale and enough to tip the balance. I have had to do with immigrants and they do use and vote for welfare, you are blind or just shilling.
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    Yesterday, 08:34 PM
    And yet if they were foreign countries you would allow an unlimited number of them to move in on where you live and destroy it. You have the instincts to physically separate yourself from them but you undermine them with utopian drivel.
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