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The Dummies Guide To The Russia Collusion Hoax: Who, What, Where, When, & Why

Authored by Roger Kimball via Spectator USA, For your eyes only: A short history of Democrat-spy collusion How highly placed members of one administration mobilised the intelligence services to undermine their successors... Who, what, where, when, why? The desiderata school teachers drill into their charges trying to master effective writing skills apply also in the effort to understand that byzantine drama known to the world as the Trump-Russia-collusion investigation. Let’s start with...

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The Story Behind $17 Billion Booty Found In 300-Year-Old “Holy Grail Of Shipwrecks”

Details have finally emerged surround a 2015 discovery of a 300-year-old Spanish galleon which went down after a battle with British ships off the coast of Cartagena, Columbia - considered the "holy grail of shipwrecks."  Using an unmanned underwater vehicle called the REMUS 6000 - funded by the Dalio Foundation and operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), researchers discovered the 62-gun, three-masted San José containing chests of gold, silver and emeralds minted in Peru...

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Californians Are Willing To Repeal The Gas Tax, But…

Authored by Jazz Shaw via HotAir.com, A massive new gas tax passed by the California state legislature appeared to finally be a bridge too far for most residents of the state. A movement began to repeal the tax by referendum and a petition to do so quickly amassed far more than the needed number of signatures. Now, a new poll indicates that support for the repeal measure has reached majority numbers. But there’s more going on here than just the removal of a set of taxes and fees. As a...

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As Russia’s Gold Hoard Soars, Putin Warns “US Sanctions Hurt Trust In Dollar As Reserve Currency”

Despite his absence from Vladimir Putin's annual economic showcase - which included such US allied luminaries as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, French President Emmanuel Macron, China’s Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF chief Christine Lagarde - the conversation kept coming back to President Trump. Led by an unusually outspoken Putin, Macron - who seemed more enamored with Putin than the rest, agreed with the Russian president's concerns over the erosion of trust...

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Ron Paul: On War, Gold, & My Years In Congress

Via The Mises Institute, JEFF DEIST: What makes you optimistic, what makes you pessimistic about what you see in the US? RON PAUL: Well, if I look at the big picture including a long span of time, I would say conditions aren’t that bad, even though I often talk about all the bad things I anticipate and how it could get worse in terms of the economy and foreign policy. When you think about it, I was born in 1935, in the middle of the Depression. I remember my early life. I remember when I was...

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Mapping Where Firearm Deaths Are Most Prevalent

Firearm deaths in the United States receive an awful lot of attention. Rightfully so, as a developed nation, the rate of violent deaths involving a firearm, and the horrendously frequent shootings targeting schools, is high. You will find more infographics at Statista However, as Statista's Martin Armstrong notes, compared to the whole world, the U.S. rate comes in well below countries such as El Salvador and Venezuela which had 72.5 and 64.3 firearm-related deaths per 100,000 population...

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The Crimean Bridge-Bombing Article Shows How Infowars Are Waged

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review, A writer for the Washington Examiner called upon Ukraine to bomb the newly opened Crimean Bridge. Tom Rogan implored the US’ newest Eastern European ally to hit Russia’s latest infrastructure project with airstrikes in order to render it temporarily unusable in a fantastical operation that he suggests could even receive American military support. "...Ukraine should now destroy elements of the bridge. While that course of action would be an...

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Caught On Video: Islamist Mob Attacks Refugees In Greece “For Not Observing Ramadan”

Graphic video has emerged online showing a mob of baton-wielding Islamists attacking other Muslims in a refugee camp in Greece reportedly for not observing the Ramadan fast. Early unconfirmed Kurdish media reports claim 4 men were killed and many others injured as the group of attackers entered refugee tents with weapons Friday afternoon at a crowded camp in Moria on the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos. However, initial Greek media reporting indicates authorities are refuting rumors of the...

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12 Indications That The Next Major Global Economic Crisis Could Be Just Around The Corner

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, There have not been so many trouble signs for the global economy in a very long time.  Analysts are sounding the alarm about junk bond defaults, the smart money is getting out of stocks at an astounding rate, mortgage rates are absolutely skyrocketing, and Europe is already facing a full blown financial meltdown.  Of course expectations that another global economic crisis will happen among the general population are probably at an...

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Mapping The Tsunami Of Suicides Across America

Suicide is a very complicated public health issue, influenced by demographic characteristics, socioeconomic factors, as well as health- and crime-related factors. Since the Great Financial Crisis (GFC), a tsunami of suicides has swept across America, making it the tenth leading cause of death, and in 2015, accounted for more than 44,000 deaths. Understanding the geographic patterns of suicide can better inform the nation that something is not quite right. Although government researchers...

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