July 30, 2019

Senate fails to override Trump vetoes of bills stopping Saudi weapons sales

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Monday failed to override President Donald Trump’s vetoes of legislation passed by Congress that would have blocked the sales of certain weapons to Saudi Arabia.

In the first of three separate efforts to overturn the Republican president’s vetoes, supporters failed by a vote of 45-40, well short of the two-thirds needed. Read more.

Reuters

July 26, 2019

ECB Holds Interest Rates, Hints At September Rate Cut

The Topline: The European Central Bank's governing council has left interest rates unchanged but hinted at cutting rates in September in a bid to support the trading bloc's ailing economy.

The eurozone's central bank deposit rate remains at 0.4%, which was last changed in 2016. Read more.

Forbes

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- ECB signals a rate cut, more monetary easing ahead - CNBC
- Euro hits two-year low after ECB signals future stimulus – as it happened - Guardian

- Deutsche Bank's bad bank a 'pimple on the backside' - DW

July 19, 2019

Het vaccin voor de volgende schuldencrisis: meer schulden

Begrotingsbeleid De kritiek neemt toe op de begrotingsoverschotten van het kabinet. Is het dom of juist verstandig om nu schulden af te lossen? 

De kritiek begint oorverdovend te worden: waarom koestert minister Hoekstra van Financiën keer op keer van die enorme begrotingsoverschotten? In 2017 was het 1,2 procent van het bruto binnenlands product, vorig jaar 1,5 procent, dit jaar 1,3 procent en nog steeds 0,6 procent volgend jaar – aldus de jongste ramingen van het Centraal Planbureau. Lees meer.

NRC

July 15, 2019

'You are Big Brother!' - Roger Waters slams Twitter for suspending Assange support account



Roger Waters has called out “Big Brother” Twitter for suspending a popular account that supports WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

The Unity4J account shares information and support for Assange and promoted online vigils that rallied support for the jailed WikiLeaks founder, who currently faces possible extradition to the US. The account has over 10,000 followers and has been suspended since Thursday. Read more.

RT

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- Assange faces ‘psychological torture’ in British prison as UK vows to protect media freedom (video) - RT

Chris Aalberts – Waarom faciliteert het CIDI het Vlaams Belang?

De journalistenreis van het CIDI wordt er niet geloofwaardiger op

Sam van Rooy zit sinds kort in het Vlaamse Parlement voor het Vlaams Belang, een soort Vlaamse PVV. Sam vindt allerlei dingen van de islam. U kent die standpunten wel want u hoort ze de hele dag. Lees meer.

Post Online

The Untold Story of Christian Zionism’s Rise to Power in the United States

Whitney Webb - Well before Theodore Herzl founded political Zionism and published The Jewish State, Christian Zionists in the United States and England were already seeking to direct and influence the foreign policy of both nations in service to a religious obsession end times prophecy

The largest pro-Israel organization in the United States is not composed of Jews, but of Christian evangelicals, with a total membership of 7 million, more than 2 million more members than the entirety of the American Jewish community. Read more.

MintPress

Pharma Companies Win Case Against Drug Price Transparency



One of the Trump administration’s promises leading up to 2020 is to reduce prescription drug prices, but the plan has stalled after a big court loss, and other blows to Trump's grand healthcare plan. 

Wendell Potter discusses the implications.

TRNN

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July 14, 2019

LU BACH - Beter In Bed

Concord Management and the End of Russiagate?

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has just shut down half of Robert Mueller’s Russian-interference case, writes Daniel Lazare.

Don’t look now, but a federal judge in Washington, D.C., has just shut down half of Robert Mueller’s Russian-interference case.

In February 2018, the special prosecutor indicted a St. Petersburg troll farm called the Internet Research Agency along with two other companies, their owner, Yevgeniy Prigozhin, and 12 employees.  The charge: fraud, traveling to the United States under false pretenses, and using social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to “sow discord” and “interfere in US political and electoral processes without detection of their Russian affiliation.” Read more.

Consortium News

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- Rechter roept Mueller tot de orde. Het einde van Russiagate? - De Wereld Morgen

July 9, 2019

Spanish security company spied on Julian Assange’s meetings with lawyers

EL PAÍS has had access to video, audio and written reports showing that the WikiLeaks founder was the target of a surveillance operation while living at the Ecuadorian embassy in London

Julian Assange was spied on 24 hours a day during the time that he spent at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he took refuge for seven years. Read more + video.

El País

July 8, 2019

Syria: Germany rejects US demand for ground troops

US representatives had requested Germany increase their military presence in Syria as the US plans to move its own troops out of Syria in the near future.

Germany has rejected a US request for German ground troops to move into Syria. Read more.

DW

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July 7, 2019

The New Living Language, Brainwaves & Babel



They have invaded the very private and personal space inside our heads, and are prepared to literally read our minds… with potentially devastating consequences.

A new threshold has been breached; there will be no turning back – and the system has bet the farm on people accepting it, on dismissing their privacy (even their ultimate privacy) for the convenience of being with it.

Truthstream Media