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The Great Disrupter Strikes Again

[Ed. Note: To see exactly what this former Reagan insider has to say about Trump and specifically what he believes must be done, David Stockman is sending out a copy of his book Trumped! A Nation on the Brink of Ruin… And How to Bring It Back out to any American willing to listen. To learn […]

Nomi Prins: Wall Street and Washington Carousel Continues

Nomi Prins, bestselling author and former Wall Street insider, joined Max Keiser on the Keiser Report to discuss Donald Trump’s cabinet and the advisers of Goldman Sachs who have only filled up the swamp in Washington further.

When asked about the rise of the banking class, debt and the rise of Wall Street by Keiser […]

Estonia’s spy chief warns UK against Russian ‘honeytraps’ for British troops in E. Europe – report

Published time: 21 Feb, 2017 23:02

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British troops set to arrive in Estonia as part of NATO’s mission to deter an alleged Russian aggression should be prepared to face such threats as “Russian honeytraps” and “staged pub brawls,” Estonia’s spy chief has warned.

Apparently, one of Russia’s daunting tactics in Eastern […]

French waitress drags giant goanna lizard out of Australian restaurant (VIDEO)

Published time: 21 Feb, 2017 22:59

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A French waitress showed off the dexterity and know-how of Crocodile Dundee when she confidently dragged a giant goanna lizard by the neck out of the restaurant where she worked.

Samia Lila, 25, who is in Australia on a working holiday, became a viral sensation […]

Dashcam captures moment of fatal Melbourne plane crash (VIDEO)

Published time: 21 Feb, 2017 22:57

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The moment a charter plane plummeted into a shopping mall in Melbourne was captured by a dashboard camera from a car approaching the crash site.

The plane can be seen descending onto the Direct Factory Outlet shopping mall.

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All five people onboard died […]

Freak runaway tire slams pedestrian into pavement (VIDEO)

Published time: 21 Feb, 2017 22:56

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A casual stroll in Brazil almost turned to tragedy in the most unusual of circumstances when a wheel, jettisoned from a passing vehicle, careened across a road and smashed into a pedestrian, hitting him in the head.

Roberto Carlos Fernandes, 50, was walking in the […]

Trump: Ambassador Churkin played key role in working with US on global security issues

Published time: 21 Feb, 2017 22:08Edited time: 21 Feb, 2017 22:17

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US President Donald Trump has issued condolences over the death of Russia UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin, saying the diplomat played a “crucial” role in working with the US to tackle global security challenges.

“President Donald J. Trump was saddened to […]

Border-shooting case could have implications for drone victims, Supreme Court says

Supreme Court justices are likely split over a case in which a US border agent killed a Mexican teen just feet away from American territory. Conservative justices suggested that allowing the lawsuit to advance could allow similar claims by drone victims.

On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Hernandez v. […]

Ebeling, Boudreaux and Hornberger: Smashing Basic Economic Myths

Richard Ebeling emails:

Dear Bob,

I participated in the February 21, 2017 “Libertarian Angle,” podcast sponsored by the Future of Freedom Foundation, with the Foundation’s president, Jacob G. Hornberger, on the topic: “Minimum Wage and Free Trade,” joined by our guest, Dr. Donald Boudreaux, professor of economics at George Mason University.

One of the most […]

Another TSA Failure: Eleven People Boarded Flights at JFK Without Screening Yesterday

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has once again proven its ineptitude.

Yesterday, 11 people walked right on through a security checkpoint without being screened and right onto flights at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport.

Port Authority officials say it happened around 6 a.m., but they weren’t notified by TSA until 8 a.m.

The […]

The Socialism Diet: 75% of Venezuelans Have Lost an Average of 19 lbs

Ever since oil prices plummeted several years ago, not a day has gone by in Venezuela that was not worse than the day before. The once oil rich socialist nation has plummeted to the depths of poverty. Their currency is worthless, government services and infrastructure are crumbling, and food shortages are ubiquitous.

The latter […]

This Parody Website Allows the Left to Live in a World Where Hillary Won the Election

Ever wonder what the left envisions America would be like if Hillary were president right now?

Well look no further!

For all those Americans who are sad Hillary didn’t win, at least they can go visit hillarybeattrump.org, where all their dreams can come true under the banner “President Hillary Rodham Clinton: News from the […]

Germany to increase army strength as US demands greater commitment from NATO members

Published time: 21 Feb, 2017 21:10

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Germany has announced its plans to increase its army by 5,000 troops, with 500 extra reserves and 1,000 civilian posts, aiming to have a total manpower of 198,000 by 2024.

The announcement was made on Tuesday by Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen in a […]

Love Affair Fades? Russia’s “Growing Concern That Trump Less Friendly Than First Thought”

Image: Putin, via Kremlin.ru / Trump, via Gage Skidmore, Flickr CC2.0

This article was written by Michael Snyder and originally published at the Economic Collapse blog.

Editor’s Comment: Just when it seemed that cooler heads would prevail, and that death and destruction were less certain with new leadership, it seems that larger events are […]

Collapsing Mars moons could form rings, research claims

Published time: 21 Feb, 2017 21:00

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New research suggests that Mars has begun building Saturn-like rings using the destroyed fragments of two of its moons.

In a new paper published in the journal Icarus, researchers from the Physical Research Laboratory in India put forward the idea that some of the dust […]