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    Yesterday, 11:57 PM
    Tensions between Egypt and upstream Nile basin countries Sudan and Ethiopia flared up again Thursday over the construction and the effects of a massive dam being built by Ethiopia on the Blue Nile, the waterway's main tributary. A mostly desert nation of some 100 million people, Egypt fears the dam would reduce its vital share of the Nile waters and accuses Addis Ababa of not sufficiently cooperating on containing the dam's effects. Egypt and Sudan have historically been allies, but a dispute over ownership of a border strip has poisoned relations, with the Egyptian media now routinely accusing Khartoum of taking Ethiopia's side in the dispute over the dam. Differences over the Ethiopian dam, which is 62 percent complete, is potentially destabilizing and could add a new and dangerous layer to the turmoil already ravaging the region. Military action by the Egyptians to halt the construction of the dam is unlikely, though not impossible, but if the three nations don't closely cooperate to limit its effects, their relations would be fraught with tension and distrust for many years to come. Seeking to portray Egypt as a bullying neighbor, Sudan's foreign minister this week said Cairo was only unhappy about the dam because it would stop it from using some of Sudan's own share of the river's waters. More at: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article186205688.html
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    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    Russia said Wednesday it will make every effort to defend Russian billionaire businessman and Senator Suleiman Kerimov, who was arrested in France Monday in connection with a tax evasion case. A public prosecutor said in Nice Wednesday Kerimov would appear in court to be formally placed under judicial investigation, which frequently results in a trial in France. "We will do everything in our power to protect his lawful interests," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. Kerimov's arrest prompted an angry response from Russian members of parliament, who approved a resolution denouncing it as a violation of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. More at: https://www.voanews.com/a/kremlin-vows-to-defend-russian-oligarch-who-is-under-arrest-in-france/4130294.html
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    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    Rwanda Offers to Take 30,000 Refugees After Human Auctions in Libya Spark Angerhttps://www.yahoo.com/news/slavery-africa-rwanda-offers-30-184902633.html
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    Yesterday, 11:07 PM
    Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said on a visit to Russia Thursday that his country needs protection from the U.S. and could serve as a gateway to Africa for Moscow. Al-Bashir, speaking at the start of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, accused the U.S. of fomenting the conflict in Sudan. Al-Bashir added that "we need protection from the U.S. aggressive actions." Al-Bashir, who rose to power in 1989, is on the International Criminal Court's wanted list for committing crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide in Sudan's Darfur region. ICC prosecutors issued two warrants for al-Bashir's arrest, in 2009 and 2010. Asked about it, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov refrained from comment, saying that Russia sees him as "the legitimate president." The Sudanese leader told Putin that his country could help Russia develop contacts with other African nations. "Sudan could become a key to Africa for Russia," he said in remarks released by the Kremlin. More at: http://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Sudan-s-president-visits-Russia-asks-for-12379634.php
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    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    The united fight against loot boxes isn’t slowing down. Following the recent news that Belgium and Hawaii are looking to ban the practice, it seems that Australia is also investigating the controversial system. Answering an inquiry from a redditor called -Caesar, Jarrod Wolfe, a strategic analyst in the Compliance Division of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation said that loot boxes do constitute gambling “by the definition of the Victorian Legislation.” More at: https://www.techspot.com/news/72016-australia-gambling-regulator-yes-loot-boxes-gambling.html
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    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    Exceptions always existed. Due to the more successful degradation of the females in the last few generations you may have a point but if modern women were normal then the classic tradition is correct that mother time is more important than father time in raising children.
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    Yesterday, 08:39 PM
    No, it is from nature, every animal that raises it's young follows the pattern, the mother cares for the children.
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    Yesterday, 08:28 PM
    As much as possible, but if one has to be sacrificed to the work world (in whole or in part) it is father time that should be.
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    Yesterday, 08:21 PM
    It's more important for the mother to spend time with the children than the father, father time is a luxury if you are rich enough to afford it, mother time is essential.
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    Yesterday, 08:08 PM
    Oil Production Cuts Taking A Toll On Russia’s Economy The OPEC/non-OPEC production cuts hurt Russia’s economic growth in October, Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin said on Thursday in the first negative comment about the pact from a high-ranking Russian official. “Because of the OPEC deal we have a negative direct impact from oil production, as well as indirect effects related to low investment activity due to production limits,” Oreshkin said, just a week before OPEC and its non-OPEC allies led by Russia meet to decide on the extension of the deal. More at: https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Oil-Production-Cuts-Taking-A-Toll-On-Russias-Economy.html
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    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    Kurdistan’s Oil Exports Still Below Pre-Conflict Levelshttps://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Kurdistans-Oil-Exports-Still-Below-Pre-Conflict-Levels.html
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    Yesterday, 08:01 PM
    ‘American Mercenaries Are Torturing’ Saudi Elite??? It’s the Daily Mail, so… Via: Daily Mail: Saudi princes and billionaire businessmen arrested in a power grab earlier this month are being strung up by their feet and beaten by American private security contractors, a source in the country tells DailyMail.com. The group of the country’s most powerful figures were arrested in a crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman three weeks ago as he ordered the detention of at least 11 fellow princes and hundreds of businessmen and government officials over claims of corruption. Just last month, the Crown Prince vowed to restore ‘moderate, open Islam’ in the kingdom and relaxed a number of its ultra-conservative rules, including lifting a ban on women driving. DailyMail.com can disclose that the arrests have been followed by ‘interrogations’ which a source said were being carried out by ‘American mercenaries’ brought in to work for the 32-year-old crown prince, who is now the kingdom’s most powerful figure. ‘They are beating them, torturing them, slapping them, insulting them. They want to break them down,’ the source told DailyMail.com. ‘Blackwater’ has been named by DailyMail.com’s source as the firm involved, and the claim of its presence in Saudi Arabia has also been made on Arabic social media, and by Lebanon’s president. The firm’s successor, Academi, strongly denies even being in Saudi Arabia and says it does not engage in torture, which it is illegal for any U.S. citizen to commit anywhere in the world.
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    Yesterday, 07:13 PM
    It appears Operation Northwoods developed beyond the storyboard...
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    Yesterday, 04:51 PM
    The grass is always greener...... Brady however is supposed to be more intelligent than a dumb animal so his behavior must be caused by more serious psychiatric issues or occult beliefs.
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    Yesterday, 04:49 PM
    Please merge this thread: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?517064-Texas-Congressman-Joe-Barton-apologizes-for-nude-photo
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    Yesterday, 04:47 PM
    Exactly, it has now become the Trump investigation, I wouldn't mind if everybody got the same scrutiny but Hitlery and all the rest go on unaffected while Sessions hides in his closet dreaming of seizing assets and hanging dope users.
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    Yesterday, 04:13 PM
    You don't switch the boot to give your leg a break, one leg needs it the other doesn't. How stupid does he think we are?
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    Yesterday, 11:02 AM
    They thought he was a myth, until they met the legend...
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    Yesterday, 01:24 AM
    Here is the last update from what I believe is the original source of the story: I have now spoken to almost ALL of my former colleagues in the Intelligence Community and here's what took place: Yes, a group of military aircraft approached and circled the CIA Headquarters in Virginia for upwards of 30 minutes on Saturday. They did NOT land and did NOT enter CIA HQ forcibly - or otherwise. There is apparently an ongoing and gigantic problem between the Military and the CIA insofar as the Military is engaged in implementing President Trump's policies, while elements within the CIA are still INTENTIONALLY carrying out the failed policies of the Obama regime. Specifically, these failed Obama-era policies include supplying weapons and logistical support to so-called "freedom fighters" inside Syria , many of whom are actually Al-Nusra, Al-Qaida and ISIS terrorists. The support being provided by elements in the CIA is being used against certain units of the US Military who are also inside Syria. The Military has repeatedly and strenuously told the CIA the old Obama policies must stop. The CIA failed to stop. So someone in the Pentagon/Military . . . . no one will say who . . . made a direct show of force to the CIA on Saturday. It was, for lack of a better description, the sending of a message from the military to the CIA: knock it off.
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    Yesterday, 01:13 AM
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday Islamic State had been defeated from a military perspective but he would only declare final victory after IS militants were routed in the desert.Iraqi forces on Friday captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control, signaling the collapse of the group's "caliphate" proclaimed after it overran much of Iraq's north and west in 2014. Securing desert and border areas is what remains in the campaign against Islamic State, military commanders say. "From a military perspective, we have ended the presence of Daesh in Iraq," Abadi said while addressing a weekly news conference, referring to Islamic State by an Arabic acronym. "God willing we will announce very soon after the end of the purification operations victory over Daesh in Iraq." More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/iraq-declare-final-victory-over-islamic-state-desert-154953892.html
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    Yesterday, 12:30 AM
    This was very sad. My sister was a huge fan way back in the day. Like many other former teen stars, he battled alcoholism and drugs for a long time. Little tidbit of info, I saw him in person one time when I was working at Nordstrom in West LA.
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    Yesterday, 12:05 AM
    Unsealed Fusion GPS Bank Records Reveal $523K Payment From Russian Money Laundererhttp://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-22/unsealed-fusion-gps-bank-records-reveal-523k-payment-russian-money-launderer
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    Yesterday, 12:01 AM
    Unsealed Fusion GPS Bank Records Reveal $523K Payment From Russian Money Laundererhttp://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-22/unsealed-fusion-gps-bank-records-reveal-523k-payment-russian-money-launderer
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    11-22-2017, 11:57 PM
    His head does look pretty flat at that.
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