Russian Journalists Should Stay Away From Their Windows

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by Tony Wyman Russian journalists and windows, balconies and staircases According to local police in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, journalist Maxim Borodin, the reporter who embarrassed the  regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin by breaking the story of the deaths of hundreds of Russian mercenaries killed in Syria by American troops, fell to his death from the fifth-floor balcony of his apartment complex.  The police ruled his death a suicide Mr. Borodin, who was 32 and, according to his friends, excited about plans he was making for his future,  joins…

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Trump CIA Nominee Gina Haspel Dances Around Her Background Supervising Torture

screenshot of video from Gina Haspel - Trump's nominee for CIA Director, during her Senate testimony

by Richard Cameron   The United States Senate is conducting hearings this week, interviewing Donald Trump’s candidate, acting CIA director, Gina Haspel, to be confirmed as former director Mike Pompeo’s permanent replacement.  The questioning is focused on Ms. Haspel’s role as having supervised a “black site” (secret detention site) in Thailand, where detainees were subjected to torture, euphemized by the intelligence community at that time as “enhanced interrogation”. Arizona Senator John McCain, in what appears to be his final battle with terminal cancer, weighed in on the Haspel nomination: “I…

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2018 World Cup Preview: Soccer Reigns!

by Tim Jeffery As we draw within a month of the world’s biggest and greatest sporting event, 32 teams are set to converge on Russia full of hope and dreams, all carrying different definitions for success. It’s an event more than half the world will likely tune in to when you consider four years ago 3.2 billion people worldwide watched the 2014 World Cup – 46.4 percent of the world. Giants such as Brazil with its five World Cup Titles and Germany owning four expect no less than gaining a spot for…

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U.S. To Make Controversial Embassy Move To Jerusalem

architectural model of the proposed U.S. Embassy to be constructed in Jerusalem

By Lynda Bryant-Work U.S. set to move embassy to Jerusalem A newly chiseled stone plaque on the wall marks the building where the United States plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem on May 14.  The date coincides with Israel’s proclamation of independence in the spring of 1948. On Dec. 6, 2017, President Donald Trump formally announced the United States recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy, and ordered the planning of the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,…

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Sin Justification In The Age Of Trump

By Janice Barlow The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Psalm 37:23 IT IS NO SECRET that many people who claim to uphold Christian values have twisted themselves into all sorts of pretzels as more and more immoral escapades surface in the nefarious life of Donald J. Trump, POTUS. Every time he accomplishes what is termed a “good thing”; (a matter we are supposed to laud him for, pat him on the back for, nod and credit him for, and…

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Black Cube – Donald Trump And Harvey Weinstein’s Domestic Deep State Operation

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by Richard Cameron   Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein have more in common than anyone realized   Donald Trump – and by extension, his media surrogates, fake news Trumpropaganda websites and his minor legion of followers, speak interminably about the nebulous “Deep State” – an alleged cabal of U.S. intelligence operatives and agencies, imagined to be marshaling efforts to destroy Donald Trump’s presidency. It might be argued that Donald Trump is his own deep state in that regard.  No one has laid more land mines to destroy his term in…

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A Typical Week in the Trump Era

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by Wes Walker via libertyisftw.org May 2nd, 2018 Days after joining Donald Trump‘s legal team, Rudy Giuliani goes on Sean Hannity‘s show and reveals that Donald Trump lied about not knowing about the hush money payment his then lawyer Michael Cohen paid to a porn star that Trump had an extra-marital affair with in 2006. For the most part, Trump’s supporters had absolutely no idea how to react to this revelation, so, for the most part, they simply ignore the fact that it happened or claim that the president’s inability…

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India’s Persistent Rape Culture – What’s Behind It? What Will End It?

Women protest publicly to mobilize the public to demand a change to India's national rape culture

by Richard Cameron India’s Rape Culture Editor’s note  – the reader is advised that many of the details of this report are extremely graphic and disturbing. Once again, the world was shocked at a grotesque rape story coming out of India.  Last week, a 16 year old girl was kidnapped from her home in rural Jharkand, taken to a wooden area nearby and sexually assaulted by as many as 20 men, according to reports. The girl’s family, upon hearing what happened, reported it to the village council (panchayat) and demanded arrests…

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The Economics Quarterly: 2018Q1

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by Wes Walker via libertyisftw.org GDP GROWTH DATA The preliminary estimate for the first quarter of 2018 was 2.3%, which extended the period of time the GDP growth rate has been 2.0% or higher to over a year. The final growth figure for the fourth quarter of 2017 was 2.9%. There has not been a negative GDP growth rate since the first quarter of 2014. GDP Growth Rate (1/1/2002-05/4/2018) INFLATION RATE DATA The inflation rate rose to 2.4% in March, the seventh month with an inflation rate above 2%. The…

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Is Donald Trump Getting Played By Kim Jong-un? Is Trump Playing Us As Well?

by Richard Cameron   In the previous installment in our ongoing reporting on the specter of North Korea’s rogue behavior and the confused and dysfunctional handling of the threat by the Trump administration – we uncovered a fact pattern which strongly points to Kim Jong-un changing course on his nuclear program at the behest of China. In spite of that, the broad narrative of media coverage is focusing on the theater of Kim’s unexpected participation in diplomatic initiatives in February and even speculating that it might lead to a historic…

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