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Archive Monthly Archives: February 2018

Mattis Threatens Military Action Over Syria Gas Attack Claims, Then Admits "No Evidence"

Mattis Threatens Military Action Over Syria Gas Attack Claims, Then Admits “No Evidence” “I don’t have the evidence,” Mattis said. “What I am saying is that other groups on the ground – NGOs, fighters on the ground – have said that sarin has been used, so we are looking for evidence.” This week the American […]

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Why Albert Einstein Thought We Were All Insane

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, In the early summer of 1914, Albert Einstein was about to start a prestigious new job as Director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics. The position was a big deal for the 35-year old Einstein– confirmation that he was one of the leading scientific minds in the world. […]

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GOP Reps Seek Criminal Prosecution Of FBI, DOJ Officials For "Full Throated" Illegal Misconduct And "Treason"

Following the release of a four-page memo detailing rampant FISA warrant abuse by the FBI and DOJ, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) announced that he will seek the criminal prosecution of FBI and DOJ officials for the “full throated adoption of this illegal misconduct and abuse of FISA by James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates and Rod Rosenstein” who […]

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The Fragile Generation

Authored by Lenore Skenazy & Jonathan Haidt via Jim Quinn’s Burning Platform blog, Bad policy and paranoid parenting are making kids too safe to succeed One day last year, a citizen on a prairie path in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst came upon a teen boy chopping wood. Not a body. Just some already-fallen branches. Nonetheless, the onlooker […]

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Guess Which 'Shithole' Has The World's Most-Overcrowded Prison System

According to Bureau of Justice Statistics, the U.S. has a prison population of 2.2 million, 481 inmates per 100,000 of the population. The U.S. prison system has attracted headlines for overcrowding with 18 states reporting they were operating at over 100 percent capacity at the end of 2014. According to the World Prison Brief, the U.S. has an […]

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Nomi Prins Fingers Trump's Financial Arsonists: "Next Financial Crisis – Not If, But When"

Authored by Nomi Prins via TomDispatch.com, There’s been lots of fire and fury around Washington lately, including a brief government shutdown. In Donald Trump’s White House, you can hardly keep up with the ongoing brouhahas from North Korea to Robert Mueller’s Russian investigation, while it already feels like ages since the celebratory mood over the […]

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Mapping Marijuana – Go West Young Man (For The Cheapest Weed)

If you live in Washington D.C. and enjoy a responsible toke or two, move to Seattle… That’s the message, according to the 2018 Cannabis Price Index, a study compiled by Seedo, a Tel Aviv-based company that produces devices for home growers.     The average cost of a gram of marijuana in Washington D.C. is a […]

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Can The Impending Collapse Of Russiagate Halt The Slide Toward A Nuclear 1914?

Authored by James George Jatras via The Strategic Culture Foundation, In the period preceding the World War I how many Europeans suspected that their lives would soon be forever changed – and, for millions of them, ended?   Who in the years, say, 1910 to 1913, could have imagined that the decades of peace, progress, […]

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Cargill Invests In Facial Recognition…For Cows

Via Climateer Investing blog, Do cows have faces? From AgFunder: Cainthus, an Irish startup focused on using computer vision and predictive imaging analysis to monitor the health and well-being of livestock has received an undisclosed investment from protein giant Cargill. Cainthus uses various types of imaging equipment to monitor livestock operations while artificial intelligence and […]

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Chinese Stocks Tumble As Hong Kong Officials Monitor Surge In ATM Withdrawals

Chinese stocks are down for the fifth day in a row (something that hasn’t happened since May 2017) with the tech-heavy Shenzhen Composite is now  down 5% YTD and the Shanghai Composite is tumbling back towards unchanged. The decline is happening at the same time as Bitcoin is in freefall… And chatter about bankers using […]

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