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Trump: Liar, Loser, Not A Leader

The debacle of Trump and Ryan being unable to pass their “sicknesscare” bill through a Congress that the GOP controls is diagnostic. Trump, the GOP and Ryan all harped for years that a high priority was to repeal and replace … Continue reading

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Climate Meltdown

“This report confirms that the year 2016 was the warmest on record – a remarkable 1.1 °C above the pre-industrial period, which is 0.06 °C above the previous record set in 2015. This increase in global temperature is consistent with … Continue reading

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Fear

CNN’s Fear and Greed Index has dived down to 36, a level not seen since the turbulent days of the recent USAian election. The lowest at the depths of the recession/depression was 20. How low will it go? Judging by … Continue reading

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Traitor Trump

“US President Donald Trump’s one-time campaign chairman secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to assist President Vladimir Putin, the Associated Press (AP) news agency reports. Paul Manafort is said to have proposed a strategy to nullify anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet … Continue reading

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Ignorance, Delusion, Or Poor Maths, Choose One Or More

“According to CNN’s ongoing whip count, 12 House Republicans have flat-out said they will vote against the current version of the bill, while 11 more have indicated they are likely to oppose it. That’s 23 lawmakers opposed to or leaning … Continue reading

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OMG! Chocolate Price Hike!

“Chocolate prices could rise if the UK does not secure a trade deal post-Brexit, according to Mars’ top boss.” See Chocolate price hike if Brexit deal fails, warns MarsBe still my beating heart! I was aghast to read the headline on … Continue reading

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Mirage

“Our highly levered financial system is like a truckload of nitro glycerin on a bumpy road,” Gross wrote.”One mistake can set off a credit implosion where holders of stocks, high yield bonds, and yes, subprime mortgages all rush to the … Continue reading

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Comparisons

“Mike Pence defended his use of a personal email account to conduct state business while he was Indiana’s governor, saying “there’s no comparison” between his situation and the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server that rocked … Continue reading

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Conscription

“Sweden is to reintroduce conscription due to difficulties filling the ranks on a voluntary basis at a time of increased security concerns, the defence minister has said. Sweden ended compulsory military service in 2010 but military activity in the Baltic region … Continue reading

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Women As Second-Class Citizens

“Photos of White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway kneeling on an Oval Office couch have created a buzz on social media.” See Kellyanne Conway couch photo sparks memesWith all the high crimes and misdemeanours being committed by Trumpists in the White House … Continue reading

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Gold’s On A Tear

Since the begining of 2017, gold has risen over 10% in price at the same time as the DJIA has risen five percent. Some people are counting on long term pain in the era of Trump. I expect USD to … Continue reading

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Renewables In Sparsely Populated Regions of Canada

“We’re committed to managing emissions as we rebuild the electricity system to meet the needs of our growing province. We’ve set a target of 50% of generation capacity from renewables by 2030. To achieve this goal, we will double the … Continue reading

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