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Americans save $9 on sushi but aren't ready to demand affordable healthcare – RT’s Keiser Report

US citizens are joining up to save a few bucks on food, but when it concerns unity over affordable healthcare they call it socialism, says Max Keiser of Keiser Report. He thinks they are brainwashed by the mainstream media. Read Full Article at RT.com

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As he folds on his demand for wall funding, Trump peddles a new fantasy to his deplorable base

Remember back in the day when candidate Trump would insist that Mexico was going to pay for his racist wall “100 percent,” which would prompt his cultists to chant “build that wall”? Well, they’re going to need a new chant: xMexico is paying (ind
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As he folds on his demand for wall funding, Trump peddles a new fantasy to his deplorable base

Remember back in the day when candidate Trump would insist that Mexico was going to pay for his racist wall “100 percent,” which would prompt his cultists to chant “build that wall”? Well, they’re going to need a new chant: xMexico is paying (indirectly) for the Wall through the new USMCA, the replacement for NAFTA! Far more money coming to the U.S. Because of the tremendous dangers at the Border, including large scale criminal and drug inflow, the United States Military will build the Wall!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2018 Of course a chant of “let’s pretend our military will build a wall that Mexico really won’t be paying for via a cosmetic change to a not-yet-approved trade pact” doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as well. 

Educators plan 'teach-in' outside Tornillo: 'It's our responsibility to continue to speak out'

A number of educators with “Teachers Against Child Detention” are planning a “teach-in” outside the prison camp for migrant children in Tornillo, Texas next month. Mandy Manning “said teachers, retired teachers, paraprofessionals, and other educato
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Educators plan 'teach-in' outside Tornillo: 'It's our responsibility to continue to speak out'

A number of educators with “Teachers Against Child Detention” are planning a “teach-in” outside the prison camp for migrant children in Tornillo, Texas next month. Mandy Manning “said teachers, retired teachers, paraprofessionals, and other educators will deliver lessons about ‘what's happening and who these kids are’ for 24 hours,” Education Week reports. «It's our responsibility to continue to speak out against this atrocity until it ends,» Manning, recognized by the White House as 2018 National Teacher of the Year, said. «We have children who have done nothing wrong who are being imprisoned for an extended period of time. Every day that a child is in prison, that potential is diminished, and that's not OK. That's abuse, that's mistreatment.» 2,700 children are currently jailed at Tornillo, all of them minors who came to the U.S. by themselves. "We'd love to be able to go inside and do a day's worth of lessons,” she continued, “and bring teaching materials and books for the kids so we can ensure that they're at least having some quality education.” But that may not be possible—even sitting U.S. senators and House members have been barred from speaking with children. Kids have a right to an education—regardless of immigration status—yet it’s unclear what schooling, if any, kids at Tornillo receive. “There is no school,” the New York Times reported in September. “The children are given workbooks that they have no obligation to complete.” Education Week reported that “in an emailed statement, an HHS spokesperson said that unaccompanied migrant children at Tornillo ‘receive educational services from instructors under the leadership of two certified principals.’” What is clear is that children do not belong there, period. They do not belong in any detention, period. They should be in classrooms and in loving homes, not languishing in a prison camp in the Texas desert because immigration officials are purposefully arresting the people trying to sponsor them. “Manning said it is critical for educators to ‘raise our collective voice’ and call for the government to properly educate the migrant children and ultimately release them.”

Distracted by shiny object of using spending power he doesn't have, Trump backing away from shutdown

It appears that White House staff's strategy of lying to Individual 1 about his ability to use the whole government as his slush fund has distracted him from demanding his $5 billion wall money. Wednesday morning he triumphantly tweeted «One way or the
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Distracted by shiny object of using spending power he doesn't have, Trump backing away from shutdown

It appears that White House staff's strategy of lying to Individual 1 about his ability to use the whole government as his slush fund has distracted him from demanding his $5 billion wall money. Wednesday morning he triumphantly tweeted «One way or the other, we will win on the Wall!» and the way apparently will be «the United States Military will build the Wall!» Wait until he finds out he can't do it. But for now it seems that he believes he's saving face so has backed down on the shutdown, probably? Spokesghoul Kellyanne Conway says he's just waiting to see what reaches his desk and «he's willing to do what he has to do to get that border security, including a government shutdown,» but will certainly consider the possibility of a short term continuing resolution lasting into February. More specifically Press Secretary Sarah Sanders went on Fox news and said, in essence, they're still distracting Trump by «exploring other ways to obtain $5 billion for the wall, rather than getting it from Congress.» Congress won't like that, and the days of Congress rolling over for him are over with Democrats ready to take over the House in a few weeks. But apparently the White House staff have decided that that's a fight for next year. Meanwhile, congressional Republicans are sending the subtle message to Trump that he's on his own if indeed he changes his mind and refuses to sign whatever they give him before midnight Friday. “I think there’s certainly bipartisan support for avoiding a government shutdown,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. «He [Trump] can speak for himself, but I think a government shutdown is not a good option.» Meanwhile, House Republican leadership is AWOL. They're finally returning to «work» Wednesday afternoon, some of them anyway. It seems that they'll just go along with whatever the Senate does because there just isn't any stomach for defeated Republicans to show up and fight.

People may not know it yet, but Iowa and New Hampshire won't matter in 2020

Once upon a time, being good at “retail politics” maybe mattered. The media world was … different than it is today. Without getting into the weeds about it, all we need to do is point to Donald Trump. He can’t do retail politics to save his life, an
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People may not know it yet, but Iowa and New Hampshire won't matter in 2020

Once upon a time, being good at “retail politics” maybe mattered. The media world was … different than it is today. Without getting into the weeds about it, all we need to do is point to Donald Trump. He can’t do retail politics to save his life, and wouldn’t do it to save his life. Yet his mastery of media manipulation propelled him to the White House.  Iowa and New Hampshire have justified their unjustified “first in the nation” status by claiming it gives underdog candidates a chance to compete against deep-pocket establishment types. If that ever mattered before, it sure doesn’t matter now. And certainly, we can point to the demographics of those states and make a compelling argument why their lily-white complexion makes them grossly out-of-step with the modern Democratic Party. But no need for that now.  It’s this simple—the candidates who will be competitive are those who can build mass movements behind them. I’m talking strong social media presence, email list in the millions, and the ability to rally tens of thousands  of people instantaneously. There are just a handful of candidates, out of the 25 or so Democrats who we think are running, who fit the bill at the moment: Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, maybe Beto O’Rourke, and … I’m having a hard time coming up with more (though undoubtedly, additional candidates will get there during the next year). If you can’t build that movement in 2019, then you have no business running for president. And no, Iowa and New Hampshire won’t save you. Why?  Because of California. 

All indications are that Michael Flynn covered up something VERY BIG

A series of events punctuated most recently by a sentencing hearing gone awry suggest that whatever former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn was covering up when he lied about his Russia contacts, it was a whopper. During Tuesday's sentencing 
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All indications are that Michael Flynn covered up something VERY BIG

A series of events punctuated most recently by a sentencing hearing gone awry suggest that whatever former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn was covering up when he lied about his Russia contacts, it was a whopper. During Tuesday's sentencing hearing for Flynn, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan worked himself into a lather, noting his «disgust» and «disdain» for Flynn's criminal conduct. “Arguably, that undermines everything this flag over here stands for,« Sullivan charged, pointing to the American flag behind him. »Arguably, you sold your country out!” In that instance Sullivan was referencing Flynn’s undisclosed work for Turkey during the campaign, but the judge’s pointed assertion was part of a lengthy scolding session he leveled at Flynn. Sullivan has a reputation for despising abuse of power and some Flynn allies, including Fox News, hyped the idea that the judge would take the FBI to task for its handling of Flynn’s case. Instead, Sullivan focused his ire squarely on Flynn. That's notable because while the judge doesn't know everything special counsel Robert Mueller knows, he is privy to more information about Flynn's case than the public. So what exactly did Sullivan find so agitating? Perhaps it’s related to the fact that Donald Trump has never spoken ill of Flynn—not once—even though he's now sat for 19 interviews with Mueller and proven so useful that the special counsel recommended he receive zero jail time. Trump's kid-gloves treatment of Flynn extends all the way back to the earliest days of his administration when he encouraged then-FBI Director James Comey to end the investigation into Flynn. In fact, Trump has torched nearly everyone who has contributed to the ongoing investigations into him, his campaign, and his family business. Yet as Flynn was preparing for his sentencing hearing Tuesday morning, Trump issued him a decidedly sunny «good luck» tweet. So why the special treatment for Flynn? The official 302 form summarizing the FBI's original interview with Flynn on January 24, 2017, is full of intriguing redactions. But as intelligence analyst Malcolm Nance pointed out, one thing comes through loud and clear—the nature of the questioning from FBI agents should have tipped off Flynn that the agency had listened to his calls with Russian Ambassador Surgey Kislyak. And yet, Flynn lied to them anyway.

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ICICI Pru MF aims to raise up to Rs 2000 cr from India Opportunities fund

«We hope to raise Rs 1,200-2,000 crore in the NFO (new fund offering) and the fund will try to tap special situations like temporary crisis, chnage in econonmic scenario, regulatory changes and global uncertainties,» ICICI Pru MF head, product dev
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ICICI Pru MF aims to raise up to Rs 2000 cr from India Opportunities fund

«We hope to raise Rs 1,200-2,000 crore in the NFO (new fund offering) and the fund will try to tap special situations like temporary crisis, chnage in econonmic scenario, regulatory changes and global uncertainties,» ICICI Pru MF head, product development strategy, Chintan Haria said.

RCom, Jio officials meet telecom secy to resolve issues around spectrum trading deal

Government sources aware of the development told PTI that Mukesh Ambani-led Jio has refused to take any payment liability of his younger brother#39;s firm RCom to complete spectrum trading deal between the two companies.
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RCom, Jio officials meet telecom secy to resolve issues around spectrum trading deal

Government sources aware of the development told PTI that Mukesh Ambani-led Jio has refused to take any payment liability of his younger brother#39;s firm RCom to complete spectrum trading deal between the two companies.

Netflix's canceled Marvel shows? Disney may revive them after all - CNET

In an interview, the head of Disney+ says resurrecting the likes of Daredevil, Iron Fist and Luke Cage is a possibility.
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Netflix's canceled Marvel shows? Disney may revive them after all - CNET

In an interview, the head of Disney+ says resurrecting the likes of Daredevil, Iron Fist and Luke Cage is a possibility.

GE Renewable Energy wins order to supply wind turbines to ReNew Power

The wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 300MW, making it the largest full turnkey EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) project by GE Renewable Energy in India, a company statement said.
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GE Renewable Energy wins order to supply wind turbines to ReNew Power

The wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 300MW, making it the largest full turnkey EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) project by GE Renewable Energy in India, a company statement said.

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Spacecraft and Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket are positioned at the company’s hangar at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ahead of the test targeted for Jan. 17, 2019.
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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Spacecraft and Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket are positioned at the company’s hangar at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ahead of the test targeted for Jan. 17, 2019.

Proton scattering reveals the secrets of strongly-correlated proton-neutron pairs in atomic nuclei

An international research collaboration has reported the first experimental evidence that the strongly correlated proton-neutron pairs found in an atomic depend on nuclear structure. The experiment, conducted on a new beam line at the Osaka cyclotron facility
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Proton scattering reveals the secrets of strongly-correlated proton-neutron pairs in atomic nuclei

An international research collaboration has reported the first experimental evidence that the strongly correlated proton-neutron pairs found in an atomic depend on nuclear structure. The experiment, conducted on a new beam line at the Osaka cyclotron facility, demonstrated the dominance of tensor interactions in the neutron pickup reaction. It is hoped that the findings will improve our understanding of neutron stars and other celestial bodies.

Getting a glimpse inside the moon

New research provides the first-ever model of our Moon's rotational dynamics, taking into consideration its solid inner core. Their model helps to explain why, as seen from Earth, the Moon appears to wobble on its axis.
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Getting a glimpse inside the moon

New research provides the first-ever model of our Moon's rotational dynamics, taking into consideration its solid inner core. Their model helps to explain why, as seen from Earth, the Moon appears to wobble on its axis.

'Pause' in global warming was never real, new research proves

Claims of a 'pause' in observed global temperature warming are comprehensively disproved in a pair of new studies published today. An international team of climate researchers reviewed existing data and studies and reanalyzed them. They concluded there has ne
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'Pause' in global warming was never real, new research proves

Claims of a 'pause' in observed global temperature warming are comprehensively disproved in a pair of new studies published today. An international team of climate researchers reviewed existing data and studies and reanalyzed them. They concluded there has never been a statistically significant 'pause' in global warming. This conclusion holds whether considering the 'pause' as a change in the rate of warming in observations or as a mismatch in rate between observations and expectations from climate models.

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Water-Resistant iPhone Saves Tourists’ Lives After Boat Overturns

We don’t think about the importance of water-resistant iPhones, but a tourist’s scary boat experience will leave you incredibly thankful for them. On Saturday, Rachel Neal shared her story on The Today Show, […] The post Water-Resistant iPho
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Water-Resistant iPhone Saves Tourists’ Lives After Boat Overturns

We don’t think about the importance of water-resistant iPhones, but a tourist’s scary boat experience will leave you incredibly thankful for them. On Saturday, Rachel Neal shared her story on The Today Show, […] The post Water-Resistant iPhone Saves Tourists’ Lives After Boat Overturns appeared first on Geek.com.

Mother charged in death of kid killed by train in California

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Police in central California say a woman has been arrested on felony child neglect charges after her 8-year-old daughter was killed as she crawled under a train in downtown Fresno. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer says 44-year-old Joy Coll
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Mother charged in death of kid killed by train in California

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Police in central California say a woman has been arrested on felony child neglect charges after her 8-year-old daughter was killed as she crawled under a train in downtown Fresno. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer says 44-year-old Joy Collins urged the girl and her 9-year-old brother ...

Airbnb making new push for smoke, carbon monoxide alarms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Airbnb wants more of its rental properties to have smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Starting Wednesday, the San Francisco-based company will alert guests before they book a property if the host hasn't reported having a smoke o
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Airbnb making new push for smoke, carbon monoxide alarms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Airbnb wants more of its rental properties to have smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Starting Wednesday, the San Francisco-based company will alert guests before they book a property if the host hasn't reported having a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm. Airbnb stopped short of requiring ...

NASA Reveals Data Breach, Employees’ Personal Information at Risk

NASA  admitted on Tuesday to getting hacked in October, when one of its servers was compromised in a data breach involving current and former employees’ personal information. The agency disclosed the data breach […] The post NASA Reveals Data Bre
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NASA Reveals Data Breach, Employees’ Personal Information at Risk

NASA  admitted on Tuesday to getting hacked in October, when one of its servers was compromised in a data breach involving current and former employees’ personal information. The agency disclosed the data breach […] The post NASA Reveals Data Breach, Employees’ Personal Information at Risk appeared first on Geek.com.

Denmark, Norway advise against hiking alone in Morocco

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Authorities in Denmark and Norway have warned their citizens from hiking alone without local guides in Morocco after the bodies of two female Scandinavian tourists were found in the Atlas Mountains, a popular hiking destination. Dan
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Denmark, Norway advise against hiking alone in Morocco

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Authorities in Denmark and Norway have warned their citizens from hiking alone without local guides in Morocco after the bodies of two female Scandinavian tourists were found in the Atlas Mountains, a popular hiking destination. Danish police said Wednesday it had sent an officer to Morocco ...

Mexican president wants US to grant more work visas

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he hopes to negotiate more U.S. work visas for Mexicans and Central Americans. Lopez Obrador said relations with the U.S. government are good. In his words, «This new relationship wit
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Mexican president wants US to grant more work visas

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he hopes to negotiate more U.S. work visas for Mexicans and Central Americans. Lopez Obrador said relations with the U.S. government are good. In his words, «This new relationship with the U.S. government is on the right track.» His ...

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IOC warns Olympic boxing in deeper trouble than AIBA claims

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The IOC has told Olympic bodies not to trust a recent claim by the president of amateur boxing's governing body that the sport's worst problems are over. Writing to 206 national Olympic bodies, the IOC says a Dec. 5 letter from AI
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IOC warns Olympic boxing in deeper trouble than AIBA claims

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The IOC has told Olympic bodies not to trust a recent claim by the president of amateur boxing's governing body that the sport's worst problems are over. Writing to 206 national Olympic bodies, the IOC says a Dec. 5 letter from AIBA president Gafur Rakhimov to ...

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