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Mary Wilder – Obama leaves Trump a broken economy that’s $20 trillion in debt, 95 million out of work

In an attempt to protect the “sacred” reputation of their hero, President Barack Obama, the Regressive Left has started lying about virtually everything. All of his failures are deemed as successes. All of his controversies are ignored as if they never existed in the first place. It’s a dangerous standard they have set, but it isn’t all that surprising. Now …

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Gilbert Doctorow = Russian Hardliners Gain from US Putin-Bashing

Last week, Hillary Clinton told reporters on her campaign plane that the Russians are trying to disrupt the U.S. elections to discredit the process and sow discord among Americans. This goes one step further than her previous charges of Russian influence thought the “Kremlin’s candidate,” Donald Trump, or still earlier, the claim that the Democratic National Committee’s server had been …

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Scientists recorded two dolphins ‘talking’ to each other in an advanced language

Dolphins can carry on conversations in an advanced spoken language made up of pulses and whistles, a new study has found. While marine biologists have long understood that dolphins communicate within their pods, the new research, which was conducted on two captive dolphins, is the first to link isolated signals to particular dolphins. The findings reveal that dolphins can string together “sentences” …

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Ilya Arkhipov – Putin Blasts Trump and Clinton for ‘Shock’ Campaign Tactics

Vladimir Putin blasted both Donald Trump’s and Hillary Clinton’s tactics on the campaign trail but refused to publicly take sides in a U.S. presidential race in which he’s been accused of secretly favoring the New York real estate billionaire. “They’re both using shock tactics, just each in their own way,” the Russian president said in an interview. “I don’t think …

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Tim Radford – Scientists link conflict and climate change

LONDON, 17 August, 2015 − Ethnic conflict linked to tragic episodes of civil war, waves of refugees and even the collapse of nation states could be made more likely by climate-related disasters. A team of European scientists say they can demonstrate, “in a scientifically sound way”, a link between civil violence based on ethnic divisions, and episodes of drought, intense heat or other …

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Mish Shedlock – Erdogan Scorecard: 50,000 Detained or Fired Generals, Judges, Teachers, Police, Others

Inquiring minds may be interested in the number of military officers, generals, judges, teachers, and ordinary citizens detained or fired by Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Facts Not Needed for Extradition Yesterday, ABC news reported Turkey Fires Tens of Thousands in Coup Plotters Hunt. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan raised the issue in a phone call with U.S. President Barack Obama, …

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Lynn Parramore – How MBA Programs Drive Inequality

Business school students are taught to extract resources instead of creating value. Over the last several decades, American business executives have made decisions that have exacerbated the inequality that chokes prosperity for the country. They have misallocated resources and they have awarded themselves mind-boggling compensation packages while workers have suffered stagnant wages and increasing job insecurity. The stats are shocking: …