Police Across The US Are Training Crime-Predicting AIs On Falsified Data

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Chavismo v. the Scourge of US Imperial Dominance

Read more on this subject: Venezuela
Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Chavismo v. the Scourge of US Imperial Dominance

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Hugo Chavez remains one of Latin America’s most redoubtable figures – a leading anti-imperial champion, killed by Obama for challenging US ruthlessness.

He’s gone but his spirit lives. Maduro carries his torch, championing social democracy, defending human and civil rights for all Venezuelans.

Bolivarianism is polar opposite US governance of, by, and for its privileged few exclusively. Unlike how Washington operates, Venezuela serves all its people. 

It has no secret torture prisons. It doesn’t threaten or invade its neighbors, engaging with them cooperatively, supporting unity and solidarity, opposing neoliberal harshness, championing populism, conducting open, free and fair elections – polar opposite US money controlled ones, a one-party state with two extremist right wings, the war party.

Chavez used Venezuela
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Proposed Federal Law Will 'Garnish Wages' from Paychecks of Student Loan Holders

Read more on this subject: Student Loans/Debt
News Story Source: https://thefreethoughtproject.com, By Matt Agorist
As government subsides continue to flow into colleges across the country, the price of tuition continues to skyrocket, with some rates shooting up nearly 400% since 2000. Over the same period, as the price of college went up, median income in the US went down. This created the perfect storm for what we are currently witnessing right now—a black hole of student loan debt.

Basic economics teaches us that when the government subsidizes an industry, you get more of it. In fact, a study by the New York Federal Reserve found a direct correlation with an increase in government subsidies and and an increase in college tuition.

As more kids are told they need college for jobs—instead of going to trade school—they take advantage of these subsidized programs, which aren’t enough. So, they have to take out more loans to pay for school.

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Trump demands Calif. Gov. Newsom gives back $3.5 billion to American taxpayers…

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News Story Source: https://www.naturalnews.com, by: JD Heyes
For a billionaire businessman, Donald Trump is turning out to be an excellent president, for no other chief executive in modern history has put a governor on the spot like he just did.

As the national debt surpasses $22 trillion thanks to entitlement programs we can’t afford and which Congress refuses to reform, the president, in trying to squeeze all he can out of every tax dollar the federal government spends, is demanding that California Gov. Gavin Newsom return billions of dollars his state received to fund a high-speed rail project he just canceled.

As wonders never cease, Newsom, the consummate big government liberal Democrat, actually admitted during his recent State of the State address that a public works project was too expensive to maintain.

Specifically, as Fox News reported, Newsom canceled the Golden State’s “massive high-speed rail project from Los Angeles to San Francisco that was more than a decade behind schedule and billions
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Bitcoin’s Social Contract Must Be Resilient to the Whims of Future Generations

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News Story Source: https://news.bitcoin.com, by Jamie Redman
With all the arguments about scaling, privacy, consensus changes and the various forks, it is amazing that these public networks are still thriving. Nevertheless, the people who maintain the various software protocols that communicate with Bitcoin and the network’s many participants have lives that are finite — which means we don’t know if future generations will change the social contract Satoshi Nakamoto created years ago.

The technology we all know and love called Bitcoin has changed the lives of many individuals over the last 10 years. However, during the latter half of that decade, the humans who have maintained the protocol have relentlessly argued over how it should operate. This has led to a large community divide, endless fighting, and many different forks. The protocol itself, however, has been able to continuously perpetuate the social contract we call “Bitcoin” during this period. However, the arguments have led to wavering opinions and whims
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Christian Ministry to Blast Live Ultrasounds in Times Square

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News Story Source: https://www.breitbart.com, Dr. Susan Berry
“We’ll have great speakers,” Focus on the Family President Jim Daly told Christian Broadcast News’s (CBN) Faith Nation about the event planned for May 4. “We’re going to have music, but we’re also going to do a live ultrasound of a third-trimester baby.”

“And with the 4-D technology that we have, it looks like a one-year-old’s picture,” Daly added, reported CBN News. “There is no way a person is going to be able to say, ‘That is not a child.’ It is a child and we want everybody to see it.”

Daly and his organization are making a specific point of calling out New York– where Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill into law that makes abortion until moments before birth a fundamental right. Similarly, other states, such as Virginia, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Mexico, and Illinois, are weighing similar legislation as they equate ending the life of
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How US hardliners ensured Soviet withdrawal did not lead to peace in Afghanistan

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News Story Source: https://www.rt.com
February 15, 1989. The date when the Soviet Army left Afghanistan for the last time. Trying to defend the left-wing government in Kabul from US-backed mujahideen had cost the Soviet Union countless millions of rubles and the lives of over 15,000 soldiers. So you can understand why Mikhail Gorbachev wanted out. He actually wanted to withdraw earlier. But the Kremlin’s proposals for a negotiated settlement were blocked by neocons in the Reagan administration, who met attempts at compromise from Kabul and Moscow with intransigence and increased support for the most militant factions.

Gorbachev warned of the global consequences of an extremist takeover in Afghanistan, but his words went unheeded. The US, in their determination to give the Soviet Union its own Vietnam, helped create a Frankenstein monster which they are still fighting, or pretending to fight, today.

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Don't Call JP Morgan Chase's New 'JPM Coin' a Cryptocurrency

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News Story Source: https://motherboard.vice.com, By Jordan Pearson
Bitcoin emerged from the tumult of the 2008 financial crisis as a way to wrest control of money away from big banks and the government. Now, the largest bank in the US is launching a digital token using blockchain technology inspired by that which underpins Bitcoin.

JP Morgan Chase’s JPM Coin is a digital token that represents US dollars held in JP Morgan Chase accounts, according to the bank. The token is aimed at large, institutional clients that need to move large sums of money quickly. Using a digital token that is sent and logged near-instantly in a database would allow for clients to send payments without waiting for wire transfers which, as CNBC noted, might take more than a day to settle.

The news that the largest bank in the US is adopting some technical aspects of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum—a blockchain that came after Bitcoin and iterated on it—was not met with the jubilation one might expect of cryptocurrency enthusiasts. Inst
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Proposed 'sanctions from hell' against Russia may curb Trump, but won't…

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News Story Source: https://www.rt.com
Even as the ‘Russiagate’ probe crumbled in the US Senate, five senators resurrected a ‘sanctions bill from hell’ against Russia. What are the prospects of it passing, and does it even need to in order to achieve its objective?

The “Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression (DASKA)” Act, also known as Senate Resolution 482, was announced on Wednesday by the leading Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations committee, Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey). It is a rehash of the August 2018 bill (S. 3336) proposed by Menendez and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), called the “sanctions bill from hell” at the time.

Because DASKA has not been properly filed with the Library of Congress, the full text of the bill is not available just yet. Based on the announcement put out by Menendez, it goes beyond the previous proposal to sanction Russian sovereign debt and banks that “support Russian effo
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