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Will Greece turn to outright socialism?

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Red flags abound (pardon the pun) as Greece struggles with the results of decades of socialist-leaning policies. Socialism, as Lenin taught, is the pathway to communism, but the two are distinct. Both decry private ownership of property. Socialism puts command of industry in the hands of the government while communism gives ownership to the people (kind of.) Both result in lower

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Hillary Really Ropes ‘Em In

Over the July 4th weekend we all saw the rope lines that Hillary established to keep the press in line during a presentation she made.  I initially didn’t attach much significance to the roping thing, although I thought it was unnecessary given the slavish, loving treatment and coverage that all Democrats get from the press, but then I realized the

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Disrespect for Property at Heart of Global Debt Crisis

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In the aftermath of Greek voters’ overwhelming rejection of a deal with the European Central Bank, many options are being discussed to prevent the much discussed Grexit. Demonstrating that nothing is absolute in politics, especially when money is concerned, approximately a month will transpire before the actual repercussions of the vote are known, as European leaders must meet and discuss

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Trump Has The Balls, Truth Is Dead In America

Recently Donald Trump had the nerve to say, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” What puzzles the hell

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Greek Finance Minister gives resignation letter [full text]

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has, according to blog post with his name, resigned. After having kept a broke financial system working for months, Varoufakis submitted a letter saying that because his attendance at meetings with EU, IMF and ECB financiers had been viewed as objectionable, he is relinquishing his position. The referendum of 5th July will stay in history as

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Eurogeddon – Greece gives EU the one finger salute

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The polls are in and Greece’s citizens have decided to reject the austerity measures required by European creditors to secure more credit. In a sort of nationalistic pride, the ‘no’ vote seems to have won as citizens agreed with Greek Prime Minister Tsipras that EU leaders were acting like terrorists. Citizens see the austerity measures as blackmail – forcing them

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How Al Jazeera sees Americans [Video]

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Apparently, Al Jazeera doesn’t think very highly of Americans. SHOCK, shock I say! Despite relying on an American audience in order for its Al Jazeera America cable news outlet to survive, the media company launched a youtube video showing Americans as fat, gun-toting, pill-popping, criminal porn watchers. Some of the statistics are true – but pointing out a few positives

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Greece Votes!

"Hellenic Parliament from high above" by Gerard McGovern

Greek polls have closed and the indication from exit polling data is that Greece will thumb its nose at the European Union. With just 20% of the vote officially tallied, the no’s are leading the yes’s 60% to 40%. A ‘No’ vote (OXI) means that Greeks refuse the spending cuts and financial restructuring measures required by the nation’s creditors in

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Rapes Of Illegal Immigrants At Eighty Percent And No One Cares? Why Not?

Recently the Huffington Post published an article estimating that eighty percent of the unprecedented inundation of illegal female immigrants who crossed our southern border were raped on the way to freedom in America.  It also seems likely that up to twenty percent of the Huffington figure were enslaved and are continuing to be held as prostitutes and raped multiple times

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Germany begs Britain not to leave the European Union

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International finance news has been singularly focused on Greece and its possible exit from the EU, but there is another EU Island nation considering a break from the European Union. The British Conservative government has found dealing with the EU to be a bureaucratic nightmare and Prime Minister David Cameron has made public comments about his dissatisfaction with it. The

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