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Fred
Sunrise in Paris
Born in the Blue Ridge, lived in the Conch Republic. Submariner and sometime adventurer.
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"two weeks ago, when the British Navy seized an Iranian flagged tanker" Via Associated Press: Royal Marines took part in the seizure of the Iranian oil tanker by Gibraltar, a British overseas territory off the southern coast of Spain. Officials there initially said the July 4 seizure happened on orders from the U.S." ....... It gets even better than on orders from the U.S. "Britain has said it would release the vessel, which was carrying more than 2 million barrels of Iranian crude, if Iran could prove it was not breaching EU sanctions" We are supposed to believe that Syria is importing oil on ships which sail through the Straights of Gibraltar rather than getting oil from, say, Russia! or going from Iran (it is Iranian oil, so they say) through the Suez Canal? What did they do, sail around the continent of Africa to stage this? So the brilliant minds at GCHQ that brought us Christopher Steele and the dossier have decided that they really, really, need to get rid of the Orange Man and they don't care how many Iranian or American lives it takes. I wonder just how many people the man not in the news, Jeffrey Epstein, had the dirty goods on and just which government was behind his operation.
LA, So Mr. Colombo, the 'investment advisor' and author of the piece, says the Federal Reserve is to blame for causing "When conducting its quantitative easing programs, the Fed created brand new money out of thin-air (in digital form) and used it to buy Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities (MBS). " The federal reserve does not operate under Deleware law. These actions by the FED were started in 2008, after the collapse of mortgage backed securities. Neither he nor you name an actually company that used loans for the purpose of buying back their shares.
LA, "taking out billion dollar loans to purchase stock, which increases the current stock price for current shareholders, but puts future shareholders in debt. " Please name a couple that took loans for the purpose of buying back stock rather than using cash from business operations to do that. Which brokerage firms had analysts covering those transactions and what did the SEC do in that regards over the past few years?
TTG, "who protected Epstein"... Donald Trump was not president nor was he directing the DOJ when this plea deal was made. NBC news showed some video from 1992, more than 25 years ago, which was also broadcast on multiple networks. Just like the Access Hollywood tape it is a distraction but I believe it is an effort to distract away from the owner of the Lolita Express and one of the "founders" of the Clinton Foundation, Mr. Epstein, and certainly his connection with those having a long term association with him. A lot of other nations' governments funneled money into the Clinton Foundation and its "global initiative". A whole lot of prominent Democrats were involved with that including people like Cheryl Mills, Hilary's legal council and Chief of Staff at State. I believe there was a special deal cut for her too as part of the email investigation and now the DOJ inspector general is conducting an investigation in which Christopher Wray and deleted emails figure prominently. By all means Trump was with little girls and photos of a newly divorced boor standing around looking at half drunk adult women is all the evidence we need. We definitely don't need to look into the connections between a member of the Board of Directors of the Clinton Foundation and things like what Cheryl Mills knew, when she new it, and just what Christopher Wray was trying to cover up.
TTG, Their "shock" is an effort to drive internet traffic to their website.
fredw, You don't get treatment just because you exist. It is a benifit of active service.
TTG, When the XO says you aren't going to the hospital you are going to sea you go to sea and are treated by the onboard medic not the PA or doctor at the naval hospital ashore. Needs of the service and all that. Personal gripe having watched such a thing play out for a training op that left a submariner with 2 ruptured ear drums and disqualified for further submarine service. As I told Pat I understand and aree to all that and the differential is marginally better bedside manner.
optimax, But if you ran an NGO to protest such things you would be welcome in Geneva.
PRC90, "Only force is left as a means of redress of the vertical wealth and power transfer that we have seen since the mid twentieth century, ..." That sure explains why the richest man in the history of Mexico is now a part owner of the NY Times. Now if we could only convince the "freedom fighters" at the border that the good fight is in Mexico, Guatamala, El Salvador we would have a "redress of the vertical wealth and power transfer". BTW Isn't that what Che' and company were calling for? How'd that work out in Cuba, El Salvador, etc? Perhaps Abimael Guzmán in Peru was on a different 'path' than the one to address vertical wealth and power transfer?
Lloyd, A group of commercial fisherman losing their livelyhood is a-okay 'cause we only have 12 years and the tragedy of the commons was just some thing written up in England a few century's ago. You'll need a boat to get to most of the off-shore wind farms to see the nightly light polution and don't worry about all those sea-birds getting whacked by these things, that's just collateral damage of saving the Earth.
Peter C, You haven't looked into US medicare reimbursement rates. Canada should feel free to open her borders to victims of the American medical system and pick up the tab to boot.
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b, unlike the view from the beach of all the non-shiny ecofriendly wind power generators or the closed-to-fishing zones surrounding them. https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2018/0904/Can-offshore-wind-and-commercial-fishing-coexist
That will also kill cable television and probably much of the non-local stuff too. Content will also matter. It will be interesting to see what the global demand for woke tv will be versus the more traditional stuff.
Everyone employed by Amazon is not a warehouse laborer nor are they bound in indentured servitude. "Control of the details of how the work is to be performed" is what every employer does.
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Lars, After the communist North conquest of the Republic of Vietnam Sweden allow less than 5,000 refugee families into the country. You left out the current leftist government's immigration policy as the cause of what you label "xenophobia".
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Charlie Gard would disagree.
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Pirate, where is that statement true? It is usually the anti-Wal-Mart talking point.
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Rho, I think the other factor is how the government expects all the medical care providers to accept the Medicare reimbursement rates.
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GeneO, Amazon pays well and provides benefits; they just expect results.
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Swedish teens were radicalized by the Vietnam war? That's a new one. How many refugees from the south did they take in, or did that concern have to wait for more enlightened leadership?
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Peter, Waste Management, hq in Chicago, is a multibillion dollar company and there are plenty like it in the trash and recycling industry. We built private roads once upon a time and most of the railroads are public companies and not government run.
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TTG, There is no "new found shock", McConnell had the thing up for a vote in the Senate last year. I believe Senator Schumer called the bill a sham; which must have been rather insulting to Senator Markey of Massachussets who sponsored the thing.
optimax, The detention centers are reminders that Mexico, El Salvador and Guatamala are NOT failed states needing regime change, such things are only for Ukraine, Syria and Iran.
Terry, Augustus was concerned about 'liberty'? That's ludicrous. He was concerned with power and knew quite well that the Roman Republic had been dead for some time. "How long before Americans start to demand a tyrant to stop civil unrest and foreign influence?" We had that under Obama. All it took was having a beer with a cop and professor in Massachusetts; an "Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago. "; an international apology tour followed by a regime change agenda overseas; a use of the IRS to hinder political opponents from creating tax exempt groups; and lest we forget, the use of federal police and intelegence agencies to spy on political opponents in the 2016 election. I wonder what Organizing For Antifa OFA is doing now that they aren't working to help him get re-elected?
He won't need one when the case gets thrown out of court.