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“Leave Immediately” – CNN Records Chinese Warnings Aboard Naval Flight Near Artificial Islands

In the latest serious incident to further prove that China is militarizing its rapidly expanding set of man made islands in one of the most hotly contested bodies of water in the world, a US Navy plane flying 16,500 feet over the South China Sea was unexpectedly contacted by the Chinese and warned to "Leave immediately and keep out to avoid any misunderstanding," according to a new CNN report.  This was one of six radio communicated warnings to a US Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance plane as...

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Paul Craig Roberts: “Is There Enough Of America Left To Be Saved?”

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, As many readers of this website have noticed, the United States has lost its character and become a dysfunctional society. In place of a largely homogeneous population once united in veneration of the Constitution, there exists today massive diversity which Identity Politics has used to disunite the population into separate interest groups. No clause or article of the Constitution, nor the Bill of Rights, is safe. The George W. Bush and Obama regimes...

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Why Is The Department Of Energy Conducting Human Experiments?

The Department of Energy is conducting human experiments, according to the Free Beacon, citing "partial information about these continuing experiments," obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.  At least 12 programs run by the Department of Energy are using human beings as part of the experiments, which operate under unusual names such as "Moose Drool," "Little Workers," and "Hidden Valley," among others. -Free Beacon  The experiments, obtained by the Federation of American...

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Schlichter: ‘The Elite’ Freaks Out When Trump Puts Americans First

Authored by Kurt Schlichter via Townhall.com, Of all Donald Trump’s many sins against the Great Church of the Transnational Leftist Establishment, his greatest may be his stubborn refusal to subordinate the needs of the normal citizens of the United States to the dogmas of our alleged betters. He rejects the secular civic religion of our betters, one that urges the sacrifice of regular folk’s interests on the altar of their self-regard and cheesy self-interest. Trump is a heretic, a...

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UN Puts Cost Of Syrian War Destruction At Nearly $400 Billion

A group of United Nations experts have produced a figure which puts a price tag on seven years of war in Syria in terms of overall destruction to the country: nearly $400 billion. The UN just concluded a two day meeting of over 50 Syrian and international experts in Lebanon who met under the aegis of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).  According to the AFP, the group of economic analysts concluded that the "volume of destruction in physical capital and its sectoral...

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The Freedom Of The Press: George Orwell On The Media’s Toxic Self-Censorship

Authored by Maria Popova via BrainPickings.org, “The enemy is the gramophone mind, whether or not one agrees with the record that is being played at the moment.” In 1937, George Orwell got the idea for his now-classic dystopian allegory exploring the ferocious dictatorship of Soviet Russia in a satirical tale eviscerating Stalin’s regime. In his 1946 essay Why I Write, Orwell remarked that this was his first conscious effort “to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole.”...

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Teen Daredevils Film Close Calls While “Surfing” Atop NYC Subway Trains

Perhaps this is set to be the next dangerous millennial or Generation Z fad, akin to the 'Tide Pod Challenge' or the even more dangerous 'car surfing' of a few years back. A series of videos recently uploaded to YouTube shows a trio of teens riding atop subway cars at high speeds through Brooklyn and Queens. The daredevils filmed themselves jumping from train platform roofs onto trains, and leaping from car to car as if in an action movie while the trains hit full speed. An edited series of...

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The Saudi-Canada Clash: A Value War

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, Is it any of Canada’s business whether Saudi women have the right to drive? Well, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland just made it her business. Repeatedly denouncing Riyadh’s arrest of women’s rights advocate Samar Badawi, Freeland has driven the two countries close to a break in diplomatic relations. “Reprehensible” said Riyadh of Freeland’s tweeted attack. Canada is “engaged in blatant interference in the Kingdom’s domestic affairs.” The...

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Monsanto Slammed With $289 Million Verdict In Historic ‘RoundUp’ Cancer Lawsuit

A San Francisco Jury awarded $289 million in damages to a former school groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson, who said Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller gave him terminal cancer. The award consists of $40 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages.  Johnson's trial was fast-tracked due to the severe state of his non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system he says was triggered by Roundup and Ranger Pro, a similar glyphosate herbicide that he applied up to 30 times per...

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Turkey Meltdown: Lira Implodes As Panicked Sellers Spark Global Contagion

The Turkish currency crisis is finally here and it is sending shockwaves around the globe. After weeks of a slow, but controlled collapse, investors finally hit the panic button overnight, when the Turkish lira crashed as much as 11.2% against the dollar as concern over contagion from Europe’s exposure to the Turkish economic devastation overshadowed promises by the Turkish government to bolster the economy. The Turkish Lira plunged to a record low of 6.3005 per dollar on Friday morning,...

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