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Analysis Topic: Politics & Social Trends

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Politics

Saturday, May 13, 2017

MR ROBOT NHS Cyber Attack Hack - Why Israel, NSA, CIA and GCHQ are Culpable / Politics / Cyber Crime

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Near 1/3rd of Britain's healthcare system was SHUTDOWN Friday due to being hack attacked, data encrypted by ransomware known as WannaCry demanding $300 per infected machine under threat of all data being lost. The primary reason why this attack was able to take down Britains healthcare system so easily is because it is mostly running on the out of date operating systems such as XP that are no longer being maintained by Microsoft. Which means that Microsoft has not been releasing patches to newly discovered bugs, exploits and threats for many years, so with each passing year the probability for an attack increases exponentially.

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Politics

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The US And Turkey Debate Approach To Islamic State / Politics / Taxes

By: John_Mauldin

BY GEORGE FRIEDMAN AND JACOB L. SHAPRIO : Two things happened in Syria recently that went under the radar.

First, US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) claimed to have ousted Islamic State (IS) fighters from the last IS-controlled districts in Tabqa. This is a town 25 miles west of the IS’s de facto capital, Raqqa. According to the Syrian Kurdish Hawar News Agency, IS fighters are now besieged at the Tabqa Dam outside the town.

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Politics

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Trump Deficit Spending Will Stop Tax Reform / Politics / Taxes

By: John_Mauldin

BY PATRICK WATSON : Many people still assume a big tax cut is coming. I think we won’t get any tax cut at all—but if we do, it will cause another problem.

In other words, we’re going to lose either way.

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Politics

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Brace Yourself For The Coming Economic Transformation, Sliding Down the Social Class Scale / Politics / Social Issues

By: John_Mauldin

If the average person in the US feels as though they are going nowhere fast, there is a real reason for it.

Federal Reserve data shows people are earning less than they did 17 years ago. But the real story is even worse than that.

The chart below shows that median income in the US is actually down over the last 17 years and is only 3% higher now than it was 30 years ago. Those are inflation-adjusted numbers.

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Politics

Thursday, May 11, 2017

There’s a New Mafia in Town, American Dream Dead? / Politics / US Politics

By: Harry_Dent

Just look at this chart!

If you were born in 1980, you only have a 50% chance of making more money than your parents.

But if you were born in 1950, you had a 79% chance, according to research that Raj Chetty and his team of economists did.

That’s one heck of a drop!

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Politics

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Comey and the End of Conversation / Politics / US Politics

By: Raul_I_Meijer

You might have thought, and hoped, that recent events, such as the election of Trump as president of the US, or Brexit, or the rise of Marine Le Pen and other non-establishment forces in Europe, would, as a matter of -natural- course, have led to increased conversation and discussion between parties, entities, whose divisions were material in sparking these events.

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Politics

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Czar Trump Fires Comey, Terminates Deep State FBI, CIA Director Next? / Politics / Deep State

By: Nadeem_Walayat

America is fast descending into an alternative reality as the delirium inducing President systemically presses the Reset Button on the United States of perhaps that which has gone before for the past 100 years. The latest step is to systimatically dismantle all opposing law enforcement and intelligence agencies that have been busy discovering and leaking the deep underlying truths that Trump IS Putin's 'Manchurian Candidate', a fellow delirium inducing dictator who has warped the minds of Russians to blame everyone for Russia's woes except the person responsible, Czar Putin, whom Trump is grateful towards for ensuring his election.

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Politics

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

America Preaching Politics from the Pulpit / Politics / Religion

By: BATR

When is a law unconstitutional and defaces the First Amendment?  Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; is as clear cut as any assertion in the basic law of the land. Yet Donald Trump correct — Lyndon Johnson passed legislation limiting political activity of churches and has lead to the systematic exclusion of religious political speech. Yet the Johnson amendment survived court challenges in 1983, 1990 and 2000, according to Pew. Such perversion of fundamental rights endowed by God and subverted by government illustrates that the nature of politics defies the only legitimate authority, which any society can derive and claim its moral authority upon.

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Politics

Monday, May 08, 2017

Afghanistan Is America's New Vietnam Unwinnable War / Politics / Afghanistan

By: John_Mauldin

BY GEORGE FRIEDMAN AND KAMRAN BOKHARI : There is a paradox when it comes to views about Afghanistan. No one would disagree that after 15 years, the Afghan state built by the West remains ineffective. Yet, no one is willing to accept that if present trends continue, the clear outcome will be regime collapse.

The Afghan government is unable to thwart a growing jihadist insurgency dominated by the Taliban. Nor is it able to prevent the Islamic State (IS) from expanding its footprint in the country. Worse is that increased factional infighting is gutting the Afghan political system from the inside.

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Politics

Monday, May 08, 2017

Poverty Is Going Extinct But The Middle Class Is Still In Trouble / Politics / Social Issues

By: John_Mauldin

On a global basis, the number of people trapped in extreme poverty has dropped this century. That trend does not mean everyone everywhere is living comfortably. Many millions still endure terrible conditions. But their numbers are shrinking.

The reason for the improvement, I believe, is two-fold. Technology and free trade. These have brought economic growth to formerly stagnant economies.

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Politics

Monday, May 08, 2017

Trump’s Conversion into a Warmongering Neo-con - The Horror! The Horror! (Part Three) / Politics / US Politics

By: James_Quinn

In Part One and Part Two of this article I detailed the decades of propaganda, false flags, and misinformation campaigns used by the Deep State to gain power and control over the U.S. government. When war or a financial crisis is necessary to keep the profits flowing, events will be steered to such an outcome. With the latest financial plundering operation running out of steam, the Deep State is pushing the world toward global conflict.

If at first you don’t succeed with a false flag gas attack, try try again. Knowing a vast swath of the American populace is incapable of critical thinking or able to discern between fake news and factual events, the Deep State and their media lackeys unquestioningly promoted the story of children being killed by a sarin gas attack by Assad. The photos of rescue workers helping victims without gloves immediately invalidated the narrative, as the rescue workers would be dead if they handled sarin gas victims without protective gear.

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Politics

Monday, May 08, 2017

BrExit Threat - London Bridge is (Broken) Down / Politics / BrExit

By: Raul_I_Meijer

The French election, won just now by Emmanuel Macron, put several segments of the French population opposite one another in a pretty fierce contest. And that contest will continue. Because Macron won’t be able to lift the French economy out of its doldrums any more than Le Pen could have, or than Trump can life the US, and the new president will have the honor of presiding over a further and deepening downturn. The French political dividing line was aptly described by Simon Kuper recently:

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Politics

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Deep State Pushing America Into Wars - The Horror! The Horror! / Politics / US Military

By: James_Quinn

In Part One of this article I detailed how propaganda has been utilized by the Deep State for decades to control the minds of the masses and allow those in control to reap the benefits of never ending war. In Part Two I will discuss recent events, false flags, and propaganda campaigns utilzed by the Deep State to push the world to the brink of war.

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Politics

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Donald “Big Government” Trump Approves Of Even Bigger Budget Than Obama / Politics / Government Spending

By: Jeff_Berwick

Yesterday, the House passed another massive yearly “Omnibus Appropriations” spending bill which came in at a whopping $1.163 trillion! That’s more than Obama spent last year.

American’s who thought Donald Trump was really going to bring hope and change must really be shocked to see spending as yuge, or yuger than Obama’s.

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Politics

Friday, May 05, 2017

Why the Trump Tax Plan May Implode in America Rather than Explode in China / Politics / Taxes

By: Dan_Steinbock

Recently, President Trump released a US tax cut plan to reshore US corporate revenues. Some expect it to cause great challenges to manufacturing and capital outflows from China. The realities are more complex.

At the eve of the White House’s 100-day mark in office, the Trump administration  released an outline of tax reductions for American companies and households. There is great demand for change. US tax individual income tax system is broken, and while US corporate tax rates are high internationally, US companies have parked more than $1 trillion worth of cash abroad.
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Politics

Friday, May 05, 2017

BrExit War - Theresa May Warns EU to Cease Interfering in UK General Election / Politics / BrExit

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The general election appears to be fast accelerating the evaporation of the calm before the Brexit storm as negotiations appear to be breaking down even before they were due to be begin following the outcome of the 7th May French Presidential Election. It started early week following the leak of last weekends lunch between Theresa May and European Commission unelected President Jean-Claude Junker that saw the continents europhile press put an anti-British spin on the meeting.

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Politics

Thursday, May 04, 2017

French Election Forecast Countdown - Elite Banker Macron vs Fascist Le Pen / Politics / France

By: Nadeem_Walayat

All eyes are now on the second and final round of voting to be held in a few days time on 7th May 2017 when Rothschild Banker Macron goes head to head against Fascist Le Pen. The consensus view is that Marine Le Pen just CANNOT Win, as the odds are heavily stacked against her despite a late narrowing in the polls giving Macron a healthy lead of 60% against Le Pen trailing heavily behind on 40%,that's a HUGE 20% gap!

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Politics

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Student Debt Servitude Sham / Politics / Student Finances

By: Gordon_T_Long

Many today strongly believe it is morally wrong to indenture students to the degree of liabilities presently required to achieve the education required to become a productive contributor within our modern society.

The question we need to demand answers to is why has college costs for students exploded upward, while salaries and job positions for graduates has not?  What is driving the relentless and inexplicable surge in the debt burden for students and their parents?

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Politics

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Can Madame BrExit Marine Le Pen Win French Presidential Election? / Politics / France

By: Nadeem_Walayat

All eyes are now on the second and final round of voting to be held in a few days time on 7th May 2017 when Centrist Macron and Far Right Le Pen go head to head. The consensus view is that Marine Le Pen just CANNOT Win, as the odds are heavily stacked against her with the polls giving Macron a healthy lead of 60% against Le Pen trailing heavily behind on 40%,that's a 20% gap!

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Politics

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Who Are the World’s Biggest Military Spenders, Really? / Politics / GeoPolitics

By: Dan_Steinbock

The conventional narrative is that the world is threatened by the assertive China and Russia. The inconvenient narrative is that China is modernizing, while US priorities are misguided, Dan Steinbock says.

When China recently launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier, New York Times saw it as “a milestone in President Xi Jinping’s drive to extend China’s military reach far beyond its shores.” First reports surfaced in early 2016, when Washington Post headlined, “By 2030, South China Sea will be ‘virtually a Chinese lake’.”
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