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Bernie Sanders’ Newest Plan Would Wipe $1.6 Trillion In Student Debt, Fund Free State College

In his latest attempt to one-up Elizabeth Warren and establish his brand of "democratic socialism" as something entirely different from the progressive capitalism practiced by some of his peers, Bernie Sanders is preparing to unveil a new plan that would involve cancelling all of the country's outstanding $1.6 trillion in student debt. The massive student-debt jubilee would be financed with a tax on Wall Street: Specifically, a 0.5% tax on stock trades, a 0.1% tax on bond trades and a...

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Draghi ‘Out’ed By ECB Insiders As Liar And Schemer

Authored by Wolf Richter via WolfStreet.com, Draghi’s shenanigans get hilarious, months before his term ends. So here’s ECB President Mario Draghi, whose term ends in October, and he’s at the ECB Forum in Portugal, and in a speech on Tuesday titled innocuously, “Twenty Years of the ECB’s monetary policy” – so this wasn’t a press conference after an ECB policy meeting or anything, but a speech on history at an ECB Forum – he suddenly threw out a whole bunch of stuff… How, “in the absence of...

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Google’s Chrome Web Browser “Has Become Spy Software”

Google's Chrome is essentially spy software according to Washington Post tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler, who spent a week analyzing the popular browser and concluded that it "looks a lot like surveillance software."  Fowler has since switched to Mozilla's Firefox because of its default privacy settings, and says that it was easier than one might imagine.  My tests of Chrome vs. Firefox unearthed a personal data caper of absurd proportions. In a week of Web surfing on my desktop, I...

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Trump’s “Opportunity Of The Century”: A $50Billion “Marshall Plan” For Middle East

Via SaraCarter.com, Trump Administration unveiled on Saturday a $50bn Palestinian economic proposal aimed at supporting its “Opportunity of the Century” Middle East peace plan. The plan, which many compare to the ‘Marshall Plan for Europe’, calls for a mix of public and private financing and intends to create at least a million new jobs for Palestinians, was posted to the White House website before a two-day conference in Bahrain. The Marshall Plan (officially the European Recovery...

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World’s First All-Electric Passenger Plane Unveiled At Paris Airshow

An Israeli startup called Eviation Aircraft unveiled the world's first commercial all-electric passenger plane last week at the Paris Airshow, reported GeekWire. Called Alice, the all-electric plane is powered by three rear-facing pusher-propellers, one in the back and two at the wingtips that rotate. Eviation CEO Omer Bar-Yohay told reporters that the plane seats nine passengers and can travel 276mph at 10,000ft altitude over the distance of about 650 miles. Flight testing is expected in...

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Acting DHS Chief ‘Sabotaged’ ICE Raids By Leaking Plan To Washington Post

Since the Washington Post spoiled the surprise and published a report about the Trump Administration's plan to arrest thousands of migrant families who have been denied asylum - prompting the administration to cancel the raids - many have probably been wondering why somebody inside would break President Trump's longstanding policy of not telegraphing your moves in advance.  Well, now that question appears to have been answered by the Washington Examiner: The acting head of DHS, Kevin...

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Meotti: The Suicide Of France

Authored by Giulio Meotti via The Gatestone Institute, "Frenchness" is disappearing and being replaced by a kind balkanization of enclaves not communicating with one another.... this is not a good recipe. The more the French élites with their disposable incomes and cultural leisure cloister themselves in their enclaves, the less likely it is that they will understand the everyday impact of failed mass immigration and multiculturalism. The globalized, "bobo-ized [bourgeois...

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Escobar: One Quadrillion Reasons Why Washington Fears Iran’s “Maximum Counter-Pressure”

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Sooner or later the US “maximum pressure” on Iran would inevitably be met by “maximum counter-pressure”. Sparks are ominously bound to fly... For the past few days, intelligence circles across Eurasia had been prodding Tehran to consider a quite straightforward scenario. There would be no need to shut down the Strait of Hormuz if Quds Force commander, General Qasem Soleimani, the ultimate Pentagon bête noire, explained in...

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Oregon Militias Threaten Violence Over GOP Carbon Credit Standoff; Capitol Closed For Safety

Oregon militias have reportedly threatened violence over an ongoing standoff between GOP and Democratic state legislators over climate change legislation, according to the Wall Street Journal.  "The State Police Superintendent just informed the Senate president of a credible threat from militia groups coming to the Capitol tomorrow," reads a text message sent out to senators on Friday. "The Superintendent strongly recommends that no one come to the Capitol." It is unclear what the threats...

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Dead On Arrival: A Brief Post-Mortem On The US’ Regime-Change Operation In Venezuela

Authored by Joaquin Flores via The Strategic Culture Foundation, They say hindsight is 20/20, and nothing exemplifies that more than the kind of post-mortem that can be done on the failed attempt by the US to overthrow the government of Venezuela.  Working through the lack of options that the US has in terms of regime-change in Venezuela, should lead towards a higher degree of investor confidence in the Bolivarian Republic. We understand that there are ultimately only three ways to attack...

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