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    Today, 12:09 AM
    Today, John Schnatter, the iconic founder and former brand spokesman for Papa John's International, announced the filing of a lawsuit in Louisville, Kentucky against the creative advertising firm, Laundry Service, and its parent company, Wasserman Media. The claims stem from a secretly-taped meeting led by Laundry Service in May 2018, some details of which appeared in a salacious news story in Forbes falsely reporting that Mr. Schnatter used a racial slur against African Americans.In truth, during the conference call, Mr. Schnatter actually expressed his disdain for racism and criticized a well-known figure who reportedly used racial slurs. The recording of the call proves Schnatter said that he himself "never used that word," which contrasts sharply with the false narrative reported in Forbes. The complaint also highlights a commercial dispute between Laundry Service and Papa John's International in which Casey Wasserman, the CEO of Laundry Service's parent company, told Papa John's then-CEO Steve Ritchie that he would "bury the founder" if Laundry Service was not paid $6 million. Subsequently, excerpts from the conference call with Laundry Service were leaked to Forbes. The suit filed in court today seeks unspecified damages for three counts, including Breach of Contract, Tortious Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage, and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress. Mr. Schnatter has pledged to contribute all net proceeds from this lawsuit to charity. More at: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/papa-johns-founder-files-lawsuit-210500866.html
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    Today, 12:08 AM
    LOL Zerohedge is only as accurate as its sources, in this case its source has been outed as fake news.
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    Today, 12:00 AM
    Exactly. He should have just talked about the troops that were already sent and waited to talk about the new 14,000 until it was more than an MSM rumor. Just like he shouldn't have commented on the military pardons without finding out both sides of the issue.
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    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
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    Yesterday, 11:35 PM
    That's the same nonsense from the Wall Street Journal. IT'S FAKE NEWS. The Pentagon on Wednesday denied a report that the United States was weighing sending up to 14,000 more troops to the Middle East in the face of a perceived threat from Iran.The Wall Street Journal reported that the possible deployment would include "dozens" more ships and double the number of troops added to the US force in the region since the beginning of this year, citing unnamed US officials. The paper said President Donald Trump could make a decision on the troop boost as early as this month. But the Pentagon disputed the accuracy of the report. "To be clear, the reporting is wrong. The U.S. is not considering sending 14,000 additional troops to the Middle East," spokeswoman Alyssa Farah tweeted.
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    Yesterday, 11:33 PM
    As the House impeachment of President Donald Trump becomes more of a forgone political conclusion it’s worth considering what terms and conditions Senate Leader Mitch McConnell will extract in order to preserve a Trump Presidency. Most political pundits will not correctly outline the status of the possibilities, because most political pundits are willfully blind to the structure of the McConnell Senate. First, McConnell doesn’t care about holding a majority position in the Senate. Whether he is a majority leader or a minority leader doesn’t matter to McConnell. In fact McConnell’s political skill-set does better in the minority than the majority. The preferred political position for Mitch McConnell is where he has between 45 and 49 republican Senators, and the Democrats hold the Majority with around 55. Of course with Reid’s retirement, this would now be with Majority leader Chuck Schumer holding office. Why does McConnell prefer the minority position? The answer is where you have had to actually follow Mitch McConnell closely to see how he works. When the Majority has around 52 to 55 seats, they need McConnell to give them 8 to 9 votes to overcome the three-fifths (60 vote) threshold for their legislative needs. It is in the process of trade and payment for those 8 to 9 votes where McConnell makes more money, and holds more power, than as a sitting Majority Leader. The 60 vote threshold, and McConnell’s incredible skillset in the minority, is where he shines. Each of the needed votes to achieve sixty is worth buckets of indulgence to the minority leader. This is why McConnell never changed the Senate rules for legislative passage. Except for budget passage (reconciliation); and McConnell being forced by intransigence in the era of Trump resistance to change the judicial vote threshold to 51; McConnell would never consider changing the legislative threshold to a simple majority because it would be removing his favored position. A simple majority vote is adverse to his interests; that’s why he retained it during his reign as majority leader; as did Harry Reid before him. The vote selling to the 60 vote threshold in the Senate is where the UniParty operates; and where the status of maximum financial benefit for the minority exists.
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    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    The Wall Street Journal isn't MSM and is an oracle of truth? You've got NOTHING. The Pentagon is not telling us we need to go to war, they are saying they are NOT sending more troops which is the opposite of the cases you are referring to. The Wall Street Journal published more fake news and you are clinging to it as if it was written in stone by the finger of GOD in order to feed your TDS addiction.
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    Yesterday, 11:18 PM
    Along with all the true believers of every other kind. The communists are always executed so that "communism" can "succeed".
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    Yesterday, 09:28 PM
    The Wall Street Journal isn't MSM and is an oracle of truth? You've got NOTHING. The Pentagon is not telling us we need to go to war, they are saying they are NOT sending more troops which is the opposite of the cases you are referring to. The Wall Street Journal published more fake news and you are clinging to it as if it was written in stone by the finger of GOD in order to feed your TDS addiction.
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    Yesterday, 09:24 PM
    Pakistan has declined to pursue a sprawling case against Chinese sex traffickers due to fears it would harm economic ties with Beijing, the AP reported on Wednesday. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/pakistan-pulls-back-prosecuting-chinese-145802390.html
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    Yesterday, 09:22 PM
    That's you TDS people's problem. The Truth: "To be clear, the reporting is wrong. The U.S. is not considering sending 14,000 additional troops to the Middle East," spokeswoman Alyssa Farah tweeted. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/us-mulling-14...223950953.html
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    Yesterday, 09:21 PM
    A top Ukrainian presidential aide on Thursday said Ukraine would wall off the rest of the country from occupied territories if Russia failed to agree to a ceasefire and prisoner swap at a summit in Paris next week.If Russia doesn't want to agree to a deal "in this case we will be building a wall and life will go on," Andriy Yermak said at a forum in London. "We will be living unfortunately in a scenario of a frozen conflict." More at: https://news.yahoo.com/ukraine-threatens-wall-off-part-102356133.html
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    Yesterday, 09:17 PM
    The Wall Street Journal isn't MSM and is an oracle of truth?
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    Yesterday, 09:11 PM
    So The Wall Street Journal isn't MSM and is an oracle of truth? The Pentagon says it isn't true so until further information (ACTUAL FACTS) show otherwise it is fake news and Ron jumped the gun.
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    Yesterday, 09:04 PM
    What part of the facts don't you understand? The Pentagon on Wednesday denied a report that the United States was weighing sending up to 14,000 more troops to the Middle East in the face of a perceived threat from Iran.The Wall Street Journal reported that the possible deployment would include "dozens" more ships and double the number of troops added to the US force in the region since the beginning of this year, citing unnamed US officials. The paper said President Donald Trump could make a decision on the troop boost as early as this month. But the Pentagon disputed the accuracy of the report. "To be clear, the reporting is wrong. The U.S. is not considering sending 14,000 additional troops to the Middle East," spokeswoman Alyssa Farah tweeted. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/us-mulling-14...223950953.html
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    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    Proposed changes to South Africa's constitution to allow land to be expropriated without payment will be officially published next week, potentially setting the stage for a conflict between the government and commercial farmers and the opposition. Publishing the draft bill, after a special parliamentary committee agreed on Thursday to have the bill gazetted, will give people the first chance to see the proposed changes to the constitution and then have their say. "I have signed the necessary papers to allow them to publish the bill. We are going ahead so everything is on course," said Mathole Motshekga, chairman of the ad-hoc committee overseeing the legislative changes. There are three proposed changes to the text of South Africa's Bill of Rights dealing with property, with the third, an insertion of a new paragraph saying that "national legislation must ... set out specific circumstances where a court may determine that the amount of compensation is nil" proving the most problematic. At least three opposition parties, including the largest, the Democratic Alliance, wanted this clause removed entirely or at least for the specific circumstances alluded to become part of the proposed constitutional changes. "We should be absolutely clear under which circumstances there can be nil compensation. It should be spelt out, those conditions, and it should be in the constitution," said Corne Mulder of the Freedom Front Plus, which represents mainly white Afrikaner voters. The ad-hoc committee expects to finalise its process by the end of March 2020, with public input included. If the changes are adopted, it will goes to the national assembly for vote, then to the upper house and finally to the president to sign into law. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/south-africa-moves-step-closer-125944106.html
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    Yesterday, 08:52 PM
    The Mekong River has recently acquired an aquamarine color that may beguile tourists but also indicates a problem caused by upstream dams, experts in Thailand say.The river usually has a yellowish-brown shade due to the sediment it normally carries downstream. But lately it has been running clear, taking on a blue-green hue that is a reflection of the sky. The water levels have also become unusually low, exposing sandbanks that allow the curious to stand in the middle of the river. Low water levels pose an obvious problem for fishermen and farmers, but experts say the decline in sediment exposes a different danger that can result in greater erosion of the river’s banks and bed. The experts and people living along the river blame a large hydroelectric dam upstream in Laos that began operating in October for contributing to both problems, though rainfall has also been sparse. Around 70 million people depend on the Mekong River for water, food, commerce, irrigation and transportation. Critics charge that large-scale development projects such as the Xayaburi dam dangerously disrupt the region's ecology. The dam blocks much sediment from moving further downstream, which accounts for the water becoming clear, said Pravit Kanthaduang, chief of the fishery office at Bueng Khong Long, a district in Thailand's Bueng Kan province. Less sediment means less nutrition for plants and fish in the river, threatening the ecological balance, he said. With less sediment, the water also has more stream power, a phenomenon known as "hungry water," said Chainarong Setthachau of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at Mahasarakham University in Thailand's northeast who has studied changes in the Mekong's ecology for the past two decades. "The current has less sediment, which unleashes energy onto the river banks downstream. This so-called 'hungry water' will cause much more erosion to the banks, uprooting trees and damaging engineering structures in the river," Chainarong said. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/experts-mekong-river-color-worrying-102819857.html
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    Yesterday, 08:41 PM
    This was another case of Ron falling for fake news.
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    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    The Pentagon on Wednesday denied a report that the United States was weighing sending up to 14,000 more troops to the Middle East in the face of a perceived threat from Iran.The Wall Street Journal reported that the possible deployment would include "dozens" more ships and double the number of troops added to the US force in the region since the beginning of this year, citing unnamed US officials. The paper said President Donald Trump could make a decision on the troop boost as early as this month. But the Pentagon disputed the accuracy of the report. "To be clear, the reporting is wrong. The U.S. is not considering sending 14,000 additional troops to the Middle East," spokeswoman Alyssa Farah tweeted. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/us-mulling-14...223950953.html
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    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    Donald Tusk makes what appears to be ‘gun’ gesture at Trump’s back https://twitter.com/donaldtuskEPP/status/1202532538033590272 1202532538033590272
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    Yesterday, 07:38 PM
    World Trade Organization members agreed to a preliminary 2020 budget, bowing to U.S. demands to choke off funding to the alliance’s appellate body. The WTO’s budget committee on Thursday gave initial approval to a 197.2 million-Swiss franc ($200 million) funding package for next year and agreed to delay their consideration of the 2021 budget, according to a spokesman for the Geneva-based institution. The deal limits annual spending for appellate body members to no more than 100,000 francs, an 87% reduction from the full allotment, and caps spending by the body’s operating fund to 100,000 francs, a 95% reduction. The European Union, China, India and Turkey initially said they wouldn’t support the U.S. compromise, other people said. The EU, India and Turkey all have pending disputes. The U.S., which said the appellate body has overstepped its mandate and threatens American sovereignty, has criticized the WTO’s compensation structure. The U.S. delegation said the WTO creates an incentive for appellate body members, who make more than 300,000 francs a year, to drag out cases to boost pay. The budget dispute isn’t the only existential threat to the appeals panel. The U.S. has also refused to consider any nominees to replace vacancies on the seven-member appellate body roster, which has been whittled down to three, the minimum required to sign off on rulings. The terms for two of those panelists end at midnight on Dec. 10, after which no new appeals can be reviewed. While WTO members can still bring disputes to the trade body and receive an initial ruling, any party to the dispute could appeal that ruling into legal limbo -- thereby providing the losing party with a veto.
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    Yesterday, 07:16 PM
    Once again, Congress failed to pass its budget before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. It also failed to do this critical part of its job before the continuing resolution, or CR — which they enacted in September to fund the government — expired on Nov. 21. The sorry result is that Congress compelled itself to adopt yet another CR, one that will run through Dec. 20. If this tale sounds familiar and irresponsible, that's because it is. As of now, Congress finds itself, yet again, in the same position it was in last year when it faced a year-end shutdown. Unfortunately, this combination of budgetary cowardice and irresponsibility is not new. As the Pew Research Center explains, “In the four decades since the current system for budgeting and spending tax dollars has been in effect, Congress has managed to pass all its required appropriations measures on time only four times: in fiscal 1977 (the first full fiscal year under the current system), 1989, 1995 and 1997.” Always the optimist, I hope that Congress will, this time, use the remaining days on the CR to do the right thing on a few items: First, leave the tax-extender package as it is, i.e., dead. Almost two years ago, a package of temporary business tax breaks known as “tax extenders” were allowed to expire. Not surprisingly, the special interests who benefit from these temporary tax giveaways would like to see them revived. But legislators must resist the call to bring them back, particularly on a retroactive basis. The randomness of the exercise breeds uncertainty, in addition to being bad fiscal, economic and tax policy. What’s more, most of these tax breaks are corporate welfare. The work of Adam Michel at the Heritage Foundation explains it best. With rare exceptions, he writes, the tax extenders “grant economic privileges to well-connected industries and allow the government to pick winners and losers in the market. This reduces economic growth and opportunity for those individuals and businesses not granted a competitive advantage by Congress.” In other words, Congress would do well to let the dead extenders rest in peace and move on. Second, legislators could take the couple of weeks they have ahead of them to implement serious reforms of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. This New Deal-era credit agency is the mother of all cronyism and should be abolished altogether. However, too many in Congress eagerly pander to the special interests that benefit from the bank, most of which are large U.S. and foreign companies. This weakness of members of Congress might be somewhat easier to swallow if, at the very least, they agreed to reform the bank during the CR. Congress could, for example, lower Ex-Im Bank’s lending cap, which would result in a greater share of the bank’s largesse going to the small businesses that legislators claim they want the bank's activities to benefit. They could also require that a majority of the lending be done in lower-income countries — as opposed to higher-income nations where companies have plenty of access to capital. This change would better meet the bank’s ostensible purpose of directing capital to companies that arguably have inadequate access to it. There are many more reforms Congress could implement. However, under no circumstances should legislators agree to a 10-year reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank. The shorter the reauthorization, the better; it would encourage the agency to be more accountable. Finally, legislators could use this time to come up with a list of spending cuts that will allow them to abide by the spending caps they agreed to back in 2011. Back in July of this year, Congress and the president announced a plan to raise discretionary spending caps for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. But that move would increase spending by $320 billion over two years. With the deficit soon to be permanently above $1 trillion, Congress should find the courage to...
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    Yesterday, 07:06 PM
    That's because tea is unamerican.
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    Yesterday, 07:01 PM
    That's what the Redcoats said. Are you now or have you ever been a tea drinker?
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