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Archive Monthly Archives: February 2018

"Never Seen Such A Large Crowd": Record Numbers Flock To Florida Gun Show After Shooting;

A record number of firearms enthusiasts made their way to the Florida State Fairgrounds this weekend to attend the Florida Gun Show, amid a fierce national debate over gun rights following the Valentine’s Day massacre at Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida.  Organizers say almost 7,000 people attended on Saturday, with Sunday’s tally expected to […]

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Mapping The Top Tourist Attraction In Every Country

Even as early as a decade ago, if you were backpacking in a foreign place, Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins remembers that it was not uncommon to rely on the wisdom printed in travel guides such as Lonely Planet or Rick Steves to choose your day-to-day activities. “Go off the beaten path to see this secluded […]

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Russia Blamed For The Eastern Ghouta Crisis: The West's Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds

Authored by Peter Korzun via The Strategic Culture Foundation, As usual, the West has demonstrated its ability to fire off a quick response when it comes to slamming Russia for something it has not done. This time it’s about Eastern Ghouta, a Damascus suburb under terrorist control. The accusation? Russia and its ally Syria are […]

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Real Estate Bubbles: These 8 Global Cities Are At Risk

If you had $1 billion to spend on safe real estate assets, where would you look to buy? For many funds, financial institutions, and wealthy individuals, the perception is that the world’s financial centers are the places to be. After all, world-class cities like New York, London, and Hong Kong will never go out of […]

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PCR Asks: Does The ACLU No Longer Defend Civil Liberty?

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, There are many signs of American collapse. One of the most scary is the fact that the American Civil Liberties Union no longer knows what are the civil liberties it purports to defend. Identity Politics has transformed civil rights into privileges for victim groups. Yesterday (February 22, 2018) I received […]

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Eight Sacrilegious Reflections On Russiagate

Authored by Paul Street via Counterpunch.org, The Russians were…flocking to Bernie Sanders Facebook sites, and they were saying to Bernie Sanders supporters… ’if you voted for Sanders, you have to understand Hillary Clinton is crazy, she’s a murderer, she is terrible,’ all kinds of horrible, horrible things, about Hillary Clinton…it was an effort to undermine […]

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How Long Before Rising Inflation Leads To A Recession: Deutsche Answers

While inverse vol funds were the immediate catalyst for the February 5 market crash, the market’s recent jittery behavior has coincided, and often been blamed on, the recent uptick in inflation. That said, as Deutsche Bank’s Binky Chadha writes, whether this was cause and effect is debatable. Nonetheless, late in the business cycle with a […]

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Venezuela's Petro: Stable Coin For Crypto-Economy Or Illegal Oil Futures?

Authored by Thomas Meyer via CoinTelegraph.com, Starting in late 2017 Venezuela’s President Nikolas Maduro began expanding heavily into media space in an attempt to promote a new payment instrument– the government-issued cryptocurrency Petro. On Feb. 20 the pre-sale of Petro was launched and has already raised $735 mln, according to Maduro’s Twitter. Total amount of PTR […]

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Breaking Ground? Trump Border Wall Begins Construction In Calexico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers started construction Wednesday to replace a decaying stretch of a 2.25-mile Mexico–United States barrier, swapping it out for a new and improved 30-foot high bollard style wall. This is the first border wall contract awarded in the Trump administration outside the eight prototypes that were built last year near Tijuana, […]

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Newsflash: Teachers Are Already Armed!

Authored by Tom Mullen via The Foundation for Economic Education, Maybe we should just stop disarming them… In the wake of yet another mass shooting in a public school, a host of familiar recommendations have resurfaced about how to “prevent this from ever happening again.” Predictably, both conservatives and liberals are looking to the government […]

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