Starving Venezuela Into Submission

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News Story Source:, By Israel Shamir
“So many delightful goodies: sacks of rice, canned tuna and protein-rich biscuits, corn flour, lentils and pasta, arrived at the border of troubled Venezuela – enough for one light meal each for five thousand people”, – reported the news in a sublime reference to five thousand fed by Christ’s fishes and loaves. True, Christ did not take over the bank accounts and did not seize the gold of those he fed. But 21st century Venezuela is a good deal more-prosperous than 1st century Galilee. Nowadays, you have to organise a blockade if you want people to be grateful for your humanitarian aid.

This is not a problem. The US-UK duo did it in Iraq, as marvellous Arundhati Roy wrote in April 2003 (in The Guardian of old, before it turned into an imperial tool): After Iraq was brought to its knees, its people starved, half a million of its children killed, its infrastructure severely damaged… the blockade and war were followed by… you guessed it! Humanitar
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Is chemotherapy worth it? Studies prove that the chemical intervention actually…

Read more on this subject: Drugs and Medications
News Story Source:, by: Vicki Batts
Chemotherapy may be the cornerstone of conventional cancer treatment, but that doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Studies continue to demonstrate that chemo isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In addition to worsening quality of life, past research has shown that up to 50 percent of patients on chemo will die — from the drugs, and not their cancer.

Some research even shows that chemo spreads cancer, instead of stopping it. The toxicity of chemotherapy is well documented; scientists have known for years that a number of chemo drugs are actually carcinogenicthemselves.

Even the American Cancer Society admits that cancers caused by chemotherapy are often even harder to treat than the original cancer. Combine that with the plague of fake cancer diagnoses peddled by shameless, profit-seeking “doctors,” and it’s clear that conventional cancer treatment is less about curing patients and more about making money.

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Niall Ferguson Says Bitcoin Is “An Option On Digital Gold”

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News Story Source:, by Helen Partz
Ferguson, a world famous historian and author fourteen books such as The Ascent of Money, declared thatBitcoin itself is “only money in a very limited sense,” stressing that the oldest cryptocurrency is incapable of being money as a means of payment due to massive volatility.

However, in near future, Bitcoin’s main function will be serving as a type of insurance, Ferguson stated, explaining that it is an asset that is hard to confiscate, and anyone might hold private keysthe same way the European wealthy used to hoard gold jewelry and precious stones.

While Ferguson said that it is clear that the money of future will be digital, he still expressed scepticism about stablecoins, which are digital currencies that are designed to provide minimum volatility and pegged to fiat currencies, commodities or algorithms.

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Now That Trump Has Declared A National Emergency, Here Is What Happens Next

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News Story Source:, By Tyler Durden
Now that President Trump has officially declared his plans to declare a national emergency to authorize an additional $7 billion for his promised border wall, political observers will be waiting to see what Democrats and Republicans in Congress do next to try and block the funding. Democrats in both the House and the Senate unanimously oppose the national emergency measure, and what’s probably more surprising, a number of Senate Republicans have also expressed concerns with the plan.

So, what – if anything – can be done to stop this executive action by the president?

The New York Times has offered a brief guide to what will likely happen next, considering that several House Democrats (including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) have already declared their plans to try and stop the president.

The upshot is that Congressional Democrats have two avenues that they can pursue: One in Congress, and one in the courts.

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Will Diversity Be the Death of the Democrats?

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News Story Source:, By Patrick J. Buchana
But it is the Democratic Party that never ceases to celebrate diversity — racial, religious, ethnic, cultural — as its own and as America’s “greatest strength.”

Understandably so, for the party is home to a multitude of minorities.

It is the domain of the LGBTQ movement. In presidential elections, Democrats win 70 percent of Hispanics, Jews and Asian-Americans, and 90 percent of African-Americans.

Yet, lately, the party seems to be careening into a virtual war of all against all.

Democratic Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring of Virginia have both admitted to using blackface.

Northam imitated Michael Jackson’s “moonwalk” in a 1984 dance contest. Herring, in 1980 at the University of Virginia, did a blackface impression of rap icon Kurtis Blow, who called it ugly and degrading.

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Rivian Gets $700 Million Investment Led By Amazon

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News Story Source:, BY ERIC LOVEDAY
Electric truck and SUV maker Rivian just got an influx of $700 million in funding in an investment round led by none other than Amazon.

Though the investment round was led by Amazon, this doesn’t rule out the possibility that General Motors was an investor too, as was previously reported here.

For Rivian, this means that the reality of its R1T electric truck and R1S electric SUV now become a step closer.

In the release on this funding announcement, Rivian CEO RJ Scaring states:

“This investment is an important milestone for Rivian and the shift to sustainable mobility. Beyond simply eliminating compromises that exist around performance, capability and efficiency, we are working to drive innovation across the entire customer experience. Delivering on this vision requires the right partners, and we are excited to have Amazon with us on our journey to create products, technology and experiences that reset expectations of what is possible.”

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

Read more on this subject: Robots and Artificial IntelligenceNews Story Source:, By: Karen HaoIn May of 2010, prompted by a series of high-profile scandals, the mayor of New Orleans asked the US Department of Justice to inv… Continue reading

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

Read more on this subject: Student Loans/Debt
News Story Source:, 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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