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    Today, 09:53 PM
    Nigel Farage has demanded a seat on Britain’s Brussels negotiating team for the Brexit Party after it pulled off a major victory in the European elections on Sunday night. The new group won the British part of the elections by far, with at least 28 seats – surpassing the former success of Ukip which had won the 2014 elections under Mr Farage’s leadership. Claiming a “big win”, Mr Farage told reporters as the results rolled in: “We've got a deadline for 31 October, that's the date on which we're supposed to leave the European Union. “That's in five months' time. What we're saying is we've got a mandate now, we demand to be part of that negotiating team, to get this country ready to leave whatever the circumstances. “Firstly we're going to be in Brussels, secondly we've got some very high calibre businessmen and businesswomen used to putting deals together - we've got to get on with this!” After Theresa May announced her resignation on Friday, Tory leadership contenders were quick to suggest they might return to Brussels to try and negotiate a better Brexit deal. But the EU is very unlikely to renegotiate the withdrawal agreement, which it says is the only deal possible with the UK. Brexiteers are unhappy with aspects of the proposed treaty, including the controversial Northern Irish backstop, which would likely keep the UK tied to EU customs rules indefinitely. The EU has said it would be happy to renegotiate a different future relationship with the UK, but that the withdrawal agreement – which other than Northern Ireland also governs issues like the divorce bill and citizens’ rights, is not up for discussion. The prime minister has tried and failed to get the deal approved by parliament three times. A fourth abortive attempt ultimately resulted in her resignation. Some Brexiteers have criticised the UK negotiating team itself, pointing the finger at Theresa May’s chief negotiator Olly Robbins, who they accuse of secretly working to stay in the EU.
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    Today, 09:51 PM
    Liberal, pro-European coalition Progressive Slovakia/Together won the EU election in Slovakia with 20.1 % of the vote, followed by the ruling leftist Smer party at 15.7 %, official results showed on Sunday.The non-parliamentary coalition was set up two years ago and has already beaten Smer in presidential election in March this year when its candidate, lawyer Zuzana Caputova, defeated EU Commissioner Maros Sefcovic. The far-right People's Party-Our Slovakia was third in the EU vote with 12.1 %, according to complete results released by the Statistics Office. https://news.yahoo.com/liberal-coalition-progressive-slovakia-together-wins-eu-vote-212605425.html
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    Today, 09:48 PM
    Qatar has been invited by Saudi Arabia to attend two emergency Arab summits being convened in the Saudi city of Mecca on May 30, Qatar's foreign ministry said on Sunday, after previously saying it had not been.Last week Qatar said it had not been invited to the two summits Saudi is planning in Islam's holiest site to discuss the implications of drone strikes on oil installations in the kingdom and attacks on four vessels, including two Saudi oil tankers, off the UAE coast earlier this month. Saudi, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have imposed an economic and diplomatic boycott on Qatar since June 2017 over allegations that Doha supports terrorism and is cosying up to regional foe Iran. Qatar denies the charges. Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani received an invitation from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to attend the summit of Gulf Arab rulers and a wider meeting of Arab leaders, the Qatari Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The invitation and a letter was passed to Qatar by the head of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the statement said, without saying whether Qatar would accept it. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/qatars-emir-receives-invitation-saudi-king-attend-two-203032483.html
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    Today, 09:48 PM
    Spending always increases, it would be good if he changed that but cutting taxes is an improvement anyway. You think government is going to be honest about the cost of regulations? His regulatory cuts may not be large compared to the total burden but they are still significant and reversing the direction is significant. He is fighting back in the trade war that China started long ago and we are already benefiting from it, some of those who had adapted to the distorted marketplace may have some pain but overall we are benefiting and in the long run we will benefit much more even if no deal is ever reached.
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    Today, 09:33 PM
    I knew that they have been divided, that's why them making pro-murder their official position is significant.
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    Today, 09:28 PM
    Trump is cutting taxes and reducing regulations instead od increasing them. He is also stopping the controlled demolition of our economy by hostile foreign government intervention in the marketplace. Nice selfie.
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    Today, 09:26 PM
    The only people I call losertarians are those who pursue policies guaranteed to keep liberty principles from ever succeeding, the LP does have a lot of those. The point of this thread is to advertise that the LP is officially endorsing the murder of babies, I have made my position on that choice quite clear.
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    Today, 09:21 PM
    McPain would be furious that Trump hasn't bombed Iran yet and that he didn't give the Pentagon the 10,000 they wanted.
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    Today, 09:09 PM
    Trump is pursuing vastly different policies and it is starting to repair the economy that O'Bummer, the Bushes and Clinton had nearly destroyed.
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    Today, 08:53 PM
    Maybe, maybe not. But Trump won't let it get in the way of working with Farage either way.
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    Today, 08:44 PM
    Trump doesn't care about such things.
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    Today, 08:40 PM
    It varies. But liberty must be sheltered and guarded to protect it from the swings towards tyranny.
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    Today, 08:25 PM
    Matteo Salvini's anti-migrant League party won the most votes in Sunday's European elections in Italy, marking a historic success for the far-right, exit polls showed."A new Europe is born. I am proud that the League is participating in this new European renaissance," Salvini said in Milan after exit polls predicted his party had won 27-31 percent of votes. The result will strengthen Interior Minister Salvini's grip on government, after coalition partner the Five Star Movement (M5S) was beaten by a resurgent centre-left Democratic Party (PD) which came second with 21-25 percent. "I ask for an acceleration on the government programme," Salvini said, brandishing Roman Catholic rosary beads. "At the national level nothing changes." Salvini earlier tweeted a photo of himself grinning and holding a sign saying "top party in Italy" while standing in front of a bookshelf featuring, among other things, a religious icon and a Make America Great Again baseball cap. Luigi Di Maio's anti-establishment M5S garnered 18.5-22.5 percent of votes, while tycoon and former premier Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia scored 8-12 percent. Some analysts predicted that Salvini would want to call snap elections if the League obtained a high score, although he denied this during campaigning. "As far as I'm concerned, if the League wins nothing changes in Italy, everything will change in Europe, starting from tomorrow," he said earlier Sunday. The March 2018 general election in the eurozone's third largest economy saw the League take home just 17 percent of the vote, while the M5S -- which set itself up as the honest, environmentally-friendly alternative to a corrupt old political guard -- pocketed over 32 percent.
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    Today, 08:21 PM
    Congratulatory tweet, Trump wanted him as ambassador to the US.
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    Today, 08:20 PM
    Trump is friends with Nigel, this is good for MAGA.
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    Today, 08:19 PM
    Parties committed to strengthening the European Union held on to two-thirds of seats in the EU parliament, official projections from the bloc's elections showed on Sunday, though far-right and nationalist opponents saw strong gains.France's Emmanuel Macron, who has staked his presidency on persuading Europeans that the EU is the answer to the challenges of an uncertain, globalising world economy, took a personal hit when his centrist movement was edged into second place by Marine Le Pen's anti-immigration, anti-Brussels National Rally. But Macron's Renaissance, built on the ruins of centre-left and centre-right parties, added to gains for liberals at the EU level as turnout bounced sharply across the bloc. Along with a surge for the Greens, that meant four groups occupying the pro-EU middle ground lost under 20 seats, securing 505 seats out of 751, according to a projection by the European Parliament. That may complicate some policymaking, as a two-party "grand coalition" of the conservative European People's Party (EPP) and the Socialists (S&D) no longer has a majority. The liberals, with over 100 seats and Greens, with nearly 70, want a big say. But it also dents the hopes of Le Pen, Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and others who have been seeking to disrupt attempts to forge closer EU integration. Salvini called the elections a mandate for a shake-up in Brussels. But tensions among nationalists, who also include the Polish and Hungarian ruling parties and the new Brexit Party of British campaigner Nigel Farage, have limited their impact on policy. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/europeans-vote-bigger-numbers-set-eu-course-145923501.html
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    Today, 08:11 PM
    Trump is good friends with Nigel, this is good for MAGA.
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    Today, 08:10 PM
    You shred your credibility when you tell that lie. Any gains the economy made under O'Bummer were in spite of his attempts to strangle it and were the result of the Fed artificially stimulating it. Trump has been doing things that actually help while the Fed has been tightening to try to hurt him.
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    Today, 07:55 PM
    Hungary's ruling right-wing Fidesz party won 52.14% of votes in the European parliamentary election on Sunday on a hardline anti-immigration platform, scoring a big victory over a divided opposition.Prime Minister Viktor Orban told supporters of his Fidesz party that he would cooperate with everyone in Europe who wanted to halt immigration. "The election victory means that ... Hungarians gave us the task of ... stopping immigration all across Europe," Orban told cheering fans in Budapest. Hungarians wanted Fidesz to "protect Christian culture in Europe" he said. Fidesz came in well ahead of the leftist Democratic Coalition, which was second with 16.26%, according to the national election office. The Momentum party was third with 9.92%. The Socialists won 6.68%, while the nationalist Jobbik got 6.44% of votes, both weakening significantly. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/hungarys-orban-hopes-anti-immigration-shift-europe-vote-074243118.html
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    Today, 06:54 PM
    After few week lull in Gen. Khalifa Haftar's Libya National Army (LNA) advance on Tripoli, fighting has once again ripped through the Libyan capital city, in an ongoing renewed civil war between parallel governments in east and west of the country which has now killed over 500 and pushed 75,000 out of their homes, and has again ramped up the migrant crisis in Europe. Reuters reports, "Heavy fighting raged in the Libyan capital on Saturday as eastern forces made a new push to advance inside the city controlled by the internationally recognized government." The LNA's new push began Saturday morning in a southern suburb, and continues the siege which began in early April, and has involved tanks, mortars, heavy urban fighting, and warplanes. Gen. Haftar — who solidified control of Eastern Libya over the past two years and swept through the south in January, is seeking full control over Tripoli which would secure his hold of the entire country and its vital oil resources, of which he already controls a major chunk of in the east and south. He's long been described by many analysts as "the CIA's man in Libya" — given he spent a couple decades living in exile a mere few minutes from CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia during Gaddafi's rule. Last month, the White House went from a position of nominal support for the UN-backed government in Tripoli (now under attack by Haftar), to openly backing Haftar for the first time. A White House statement said Trump “recognized Field Marshal Haftar’s significant role in fighting terrorism and securing Libya’s oil resources" during a phone call with the "renegade" general. Interestingly, Gen. Haftar has just publicly accused the UN of seeking to partition in Libya in condemning his attempts to take the capital. Haftar accused the head of U.N. mission to Libya, Ghassan Salame, of not being impartial, while dismissing proposals for a ceasefire, according to Reuters.
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    Today, 06:41 PM
    Did you thank them for keeping you safe?
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    Today, 06:40 PM
    An old acquaintance (the CIO of a $800 million macro fund) rang me up last week to chew the fat on the Huawei deal and the ramifications. And so — since I'm a lazy bastard — I figured I'd use the meat of the conversation for this article. You're probably aware of the bans the US government has now placed on dealing with Huawei. Specifically prohibiting American firms from selling them (and others on the blacklist) high tech products. The ramifications are endless. Literally. But first... What Preceded It? Ever since the Cold War, the US and its allies have jointly being poking around spying on their (and literally anyone's) lives. The system used? Echelon, which was codename for the network of satellites, server farms, software backdoors negotiated with "friendly" tech companies, and goodness knows what else. Eventually this data collection and spying network swallowed the usual suspects, today fondly referenced as "the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance". The Canucks, the Brits, the Ozzies, and the Kiwis. If you remember the Ed Snowden affair and the NSA, you'll recall that the world got a peek into this surveillance network that is spearheaded by the Americans.
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    Today, 06:39 PM
    Tsk,tsk. What would your Viking ancestors say? I bet even the Injun can swim.
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    Today, 06:26 PM
    In what may be the biggest shock from today's European parliamentary elections, President Emmanuel Macron is set to suffer a blow with French voters set to hand a victory to Marine Le Pen’s National Rally, picking the vocal Eurosceptic and nationalist over the former Rothschild banker. Macron’s En Marche (Republic on The Move) will have just 22.5% of the vote compared with 24% for Le Pen, according to pollsters Ifop. With Macron and Le Pen neck and neck ahead of the elections, the outcome will be a humiliation for the liberal politician who said before the elections that everything less than 1st place would be a defeat. Rounding out the The Greens were third with 13%, the conservative Republicans got 8%, while the implosion of the Socialists continues, coming in dead last with just 6.5% of the vote. Macron's default took place even as turnout was up around 10% points from 2014, however the increase was particularly marked in regions where Le Pen’s party has gained ground in the past years. In other words, as establishment apathy gets entrenched, the populist vote is increasingly demanding to be heard. It gets worse: to the shock of globalists and statists everywhere, this is Le Pen’s second straight victory in the EU vote. In 2014 she beat the conservatives by 4 percentage points with Macron’s Socialist predecessor Francois Hollande trailing in third. As Bloomberg notes, the result is a setback for the 41-year-old Macron who played a more prominent role in the campaign than any other European leader as he sought to mobilize voters.
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    Today, 06:08 PM
    More than 123 missing children were found in Detroit as part of an initiative to find victims of sex trafficking, according to reports. All of the children recovered were interviewed by authorities, with investigators suggesting at least three of them showed signs of having been sexually victimized. U.S. Marshals issued a press release stating that 123 children had been located, though the State Police tally held the number to be 16 fewer. The search was conducted in tandem with the efforts of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, as well as the Michigan Police Department. The sweep, which took place in Wayne County, Michigan, took just one day to complete. The State Police – whose numbers bear a slight discrepancy to those of the U.S. Marshals – confirmed that of the 107 children recovered under ‘Operation MISafeKid’, three were identified as being possible sex trafficking cases, while one case involved a homeless 14-year-old boy who had been abandoned by his mother. He hadn’t eaten in three days. More at: https://conservativeflash.com/2019/05/25/more-than-123-missing-children-found-in-one-day-in-child-trafficking-sting/
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    Today, 04:57 PM
    New Jersey police say at least 10 people have been wounded following a shooting at a Trenton bar overnight. At-large councilman Jerell Blakeley said, “I am calling for bringing in the troopers and National Guard to the City.” – WNBC — Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 25, 2019
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    Today, 04:57 PM
    Open borders and anti-Tariff seem to be big causes.
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    Today, 04:36 PM
    Nancy Pelosi said she wished someone would stage an intervention with Trump. Anons on Q’s board noted when John McCain talked about JFK’s assassination, he referred to it as an “Intervention.” Was she calling for another intervention for Trump? Is intervention a word they use to describe assassinations?
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    Today, 04:11 PM
    I stand with Rand.
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