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  • A Path To War? China Cancels US Trade Talks As 'Skirmish' Escalates
    Following a surge in Chinese, European, and much of the US equity markets this week amid hopes that the so-called 'trade skirmish' was less 'war-like' than expected, China just dropped an early Saturday morning (local time) tape bomb that is sure to resurrect 'trade war' talk. After President Trump slapped a fresh round of tariffs on […]
  • Kavanaugh Accuser Misses Deadline, Demands Day To Decide; Ball In Grassley's Court For Monday Showdown
    After several intense days of negotiations between Congressional GOP and Christine Blasey Ford's legal team this week, the woman who at the 11th hour accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault over 35 years ago missed a 10PM deadline set by Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley. Instead, she has demanded an additional day to […]
  • Hold The Front Page: The Reporters Are Missing And Journalism Is Dead
    Authored by John Pilger via, So much of mainstream journalism has descended to the level of a cult-like formula of bias, hearsay and omission. Subjectivism is all; slogans and outrage are proof enough. What matters is 'perception'... The death of Robert Parry earlier this year felt like a farewell to the age of the […]
  • Apple's Mysterious New 'Trust Score' For iPhone Users Leaves Many Unanswered Questions
    Like Facebook (and the Chinese Communist Party) before it, Apple is now assigning users of its products a "trust" score that is based on users' call and email habits, the Sun reports. The new ratings were added as part of the latest iOS 12 update, as VentureBeat explains. Apple’s promise of transparency regarding user data […]
  • Median Household Wealth In America Is Going Nowhere
    Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, Today's headline at The Wall Street Journal looks wonderful: "U.S. Household Net Worth Neared $107 Trillion in Second Quarter." The journal is reporting on a new report from the Federal Reserve. Unfortunately, the fact that the aggregate national net worth is up doesn't tell us much about how Americans are faring right […]
  • Religious Texans Beat Back "Robot Brothel" Amid Fears It Will Become Rapist Training Ground 
    Texas sex doll enthusiasts may be in for a blow after a religious group mounted a vigorous petition to block a Toronto-based "robot brothel" from setting up shop in Houston, reports ABC 13.  "Our biggest concern is that this sex brothel with robots is gonna train men to become rapists," said Micah Gamboah with the religious anti […]
  • This Man's Incredible Story Proves Why Due Process Matters In The Kavanaugh Case
    Submitted by James Miller of The Political Insider Somewhere between the creation of the Magna Carta and now, leftists have forgotten why due process matters; and in some cases, such as that of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, they choose to outright ignore the judicial and civil rights put in place by the U.S. Constitution.  In NYT, […]
  • Visualizing Over 50 Years Of US Government Discretionary Spending In 60 Seconds
    Every year, the U.S. government spends trillions of dollars on a wide range of budgetary items. While the largest categories of spending, such as entitlement programs or debt interest, do not offer lawmakers a lot of flexibility, as Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes, the government does get to decide how discretionary spending – about $1.3 […]
  • Wasting The Lehman Crisis: What Was Not Saved Was The Economy
    Authored by Michael Hudson via, Today’s financial malaise for pension funds, state and local budgets and underemployment is largely a result of the 2008 bailout, not the crash. What was saved was not only the banks – or more to the point, as Sheila Bair pointed out, their bondholders – but the financial overhead […]
  • One Of Australia's Biggest Banks Caught Committing Mortgage Fraud On Elderly Couple
    An elderly couple in Western Australia found themselves to be victims of a mortgage fraud that ultimately cost them about $200,000 and their marriage, when a door-to-door salesman on behalf of a real estate developer pushed them toward an overpriced home purchase – and one of Australia's "big four" banks, Westpac reportedly modified the couple's disclosed income […]

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