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China says it does not want a trade war with US but its actions say otherwise

(CitizensOutpost)  China is claiming that they don’t want a trade war with the United States and that they’re protecting their own interests (as any normal country would do), but their actions say otherwise. Via CNBC: “China does not want to fight a trade war with the United States, but we absolutely will not sit by […]

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Jewish Temple Organizations are Producing Half-shekel Coins with Trump’s Profile

(CitizensOutpost)  To commemorate the President’s support of Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem with the announcement of the moving of the U.S. embassy, Temple organizations have issued a new half-shekel coin. Via IsraelNationalNews.com: Temple organizations have issued a half-shekel coin, the likes of which the Torah mandates every Jewish male must donate to the Temple, with a […]

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Gun Violence Stats: The Mistake of Only Comparing US Murder Rates to ‘Developed’ Countries

(CitizensOutpost)  Much has been made of gun violence statistics, but we have to be careful not to “cherry-pick” the data to make it suit a particular narrative.  The data doesn’t lie, but it can be skewed depending on how it is given scope and comparison. Here is some clear statistical analysis via the Mises Institute: […]

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Navy sends destroyers to Black Sea to ‘desensitize’ Russia

(Military Times) The Navy has deployed the guided-missile destroyer Carney to join the destroyer Ross in the Black Sea in a move that U.S. military officials told CNN is intended to “desensitize” Russia to the presence of American military assets in the strategically important region. The deployment of the Carney marks the first time in […]

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Sessions forms U.S. cyber task force after election warnings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced he would create a task force to examine how his Justice Department can better combat global cyber threats, including efforts to interfere with elections or damage critical infrastructure. Last week, leaders of U.S. intelligence agencies warned that Russia will try to interfere in the 2018 […]

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White House Will Add Pakistan To List Of Terror-Financing Nations

(Zero Hedge)  In a decision that comes as the directors of several US intelligence agencies testify before the Senate about various terrorism-related (and Russia-related) risks facing the US, Reuters is reporting that the Trump administration is moving to place Pakistan on a global watchdog’s terrorist-financing watchlist. Pakistan reportedly said it is “hopeful” it can stave […]

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A US jet destroyed a Russian T-72 battle tank in ‘self defense’ in Syria

(Business Insider)  A US jet operating in Syria destroyed a Russian-made T-72 battle tank near Al Tabiyeh, Syria on Saturday, a Pentagon spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider. “The tank had been maneuvering with coordinated indirect fire on a defensive position occupied by Syrian Democratic Forces and Coalition advisors,” US Marine Corps Major Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway […]