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Archive Monthly Archives: July 2018

After A Week Online, NATO's Latest 'Counter-Disinfo' Facebook Game Is A Complete Flop

We might consider this a bit of lighthearted weekend humor, but unfortunately it’s all too real and all too lame, especially considering significant funding and resources actually went into this. And given that it’s NATO, somebody’s tax dollars had to actually foot the bill. But even NBC’s write-up of the story comes close to making fun of […]

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More 30-Year-Olds Still Living With Their Parents, Study Finds

Young adults are now more likely to live with their parents than in any other living arrangement, according to new analysis of demographic data published by Axios, reflecting trends of the last half decade. And it’s not just a college grad thing anymore as even 30-year-old millennials are now more likely to stay at home […]

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Julian Assange's Fate Is Being Decided At The Moment

Ecuador is holding high level discussions with Britain over the fate of Julian Assange, who has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 after being granted political asylum, according to comments made by President Lenin Moreno to Spain’s El Pais daily newspaper.  “The issue of Mr. Assange is being treated with the British government […]

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Western Collapse… Scapegoating Trump & Putin

Authored by Finian Cunningham via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Former US President Barack Obama was in South Africa last week for the centennial anniversary marking the birth of the late Nelson Mandela. Obama delivered a speech warning about encroaching authoritarianism among nations and the “rise of strongman politics”. Coming on the heels of the summit […]

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"Urban Jungle At Night": Amsterdam Police Powerless To Stop Late-Night Mayhem 

“Scooters race against traffic or through pedestrian areas. There is shouting, thefts, and poo on the streets. There is violence.” -Arre Zuurmond After turning a blind eye to rampant drug use and out-of-control tourists, Amsterdam’s Red Light District hs become an “urban jungle at night,” according to city ombudsman Arre Zuurmond.  “The city center becomes an […]

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Italy Backs Brexit: Salvini Accuses EU Of "Swindling" The UK

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, Matteo Salvini, Italy’s Leader accuses the EU of swindling the UK on Brexit. The Sunday Times reports Matteo Salvini, Leader of Italy’s Right, Warns EU is ‘Swindling’ Britain Out of Brexit. In an exclusive interview with The Sunday Times, Matteo Salvini urges Theresa May to adopt a tougher stance in […]

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Mapping The US States Where It's Legal To Smoke Marijuana

At the beginning of July, Vermont became the ninth U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana and adults are permitted to possess up to 1 ounce of the drug as well as two mature and four immature plants. As Statista’s Niall McCarthy notes,  Vermont joins other states including California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada where votes were […]

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Orban Predicts "Illiberal" EU Christian Democracies As Open-Border Backlash Grows

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has called for a united front between Europe’s “Illiberal” right-wing parties, and has predicted that Europe will shift toward a “Christian Democracy,” claiming that the “big goal” of EU leaders is to transform Europe into a “post-Christian era,” reports Reuters.  Unlike liberal democracy, he said, Christian democracy rejects multiculturalism and […]

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Trump Declares State Of Emergency As "Apocalyptic" Wildfire Devastates Northern California

Update: The death toll has risen to five, as great-grandmother Mary Bledsoe and her great-grandchildren, James Roberts, 5, and Emily Roberts, 4, were killed as the Carr fire moved through Redding, CA on Saturday. The fire is currently 5% contained and has destroyed over 80,000 acres and 500 structures based on a revised counts. President Trump has declared […]

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Housing Market Headed For "Broadest Slowdown In Years"

For those who have been focusing on corporate earnings, the stock market and the global economy, a more ominous – if under-reported – flashpoint has emerged in recent days after some scary housing market numbers were published over the past week, or as Robert Shiller told Bloomberg, “This could be the very beginning of a turning […]

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