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An Accident?

Bob Rinear, July 12 2017

My stance has been that Donald Trump was tapped to do “something”. He wasn’t just lying on his gold gilded bed one night, having a glass of wine with his beautiful wife, and then “whammo! I know I’ll run for President!

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The Ugly Truth About the Minimum Wage

James Corbett, July 8 2017

And just to add extra salt to the wounds of those who are fighting for $15, those corporate mega-chains are increasingly turning to a 21st-century option for ridding themselves of the low-wage worker problem once-and-for-all: automation.

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Yellen’s Dewey Moment

James Corbett, July 1 2017

... why listen to the nattering nabobs of negativity out in the blogosphere with their endless litany of facts and details when we have the pronouncements of the Oracle in Washington herself to base our judgement on?

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DOW 50K

Bob Rinear, June 28 2017

...do the powers that be “want” the market to go to 50K? What would be the point of that? few that I can really see. Sure, it will make the top 5% a whole lot of money, but for the tens of millions that don’t have any way to own stocks…it won’t do a thing for them.

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The Right to be Remembered

James Corbett, June 24 2017

...the real solution here, as always, is in our own hands. Unless and until the internet is "shut down" (which is not going to happen, at least not for good), it is essentially impossible for The Party to actually scrub alternative news and information from the web.

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It Has Begun

Bob Rinear, June 21 2017

What about if a storm is predicted to bear down on your town? What do you do in the few days ahead? Well let me say it like this, if it’s Sandy size or Katrina size, none of this is going to matter much.

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India and Pakistan, Friends At Last (?)

James Corbett, June 17 2017

So have India and Pakistan turned a corner? Has China and its SCO partners found a way to bring these bitter enemies together in peace and harmony? Well, let's not get carried away here.

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Chicken Little

Bob Rinear, June 14 2017

When does that stop? How does it stop? Does it have to stop? Logic says yes it will indeed end. But I’ll be damned if I know just how. We have already seen so many impossible things, that I can’t wait to see the next one. Get your popcorn and watch the show.

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The Qatar/Gulf Crisis Explained

James Corbett, June 10 2017

In reality, like any other geopolitical bombshell there may be one specific incident that sparks the powder keg,... but there are a number of different factors that compel each of the players at the table to act for their own interests.

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Predictions

Bob Rinear, June 7 2017

My point is this folks. Predicting the future with any accuracy is a tough game even when you have rock solid, 100% true current information. Trying to do it while being lied to on just about every topic imaginable is a recipe for defeat.

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The Climate Hoax Tipping Point

James Corbett, June 3 2017

Yes, the world is reaching a tipping point, but it has nothing to do with the trace amounts of life-giving carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Instead, the climate hoax itself is reaching a tipping point, the point at which the public stops listening to the apocalyptic predictions of the "End Is Nigh" crowd.

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The Saudi Arms Deal: What You’re Not Being Told

James Corbett, May 27 2017

That crazy, creepy glowing orb. 1000 years from now it could very well be that the only thing the historians of the future remember about our era is that some group of dignitaries touched a glowing orb in a darkened room and the internet lost its collective mind.

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The .380

Bob Rinear, May 24 2017

The arguments will never end. Ever. All you can do is make up your own mind. For me it’s quite easy, I have the right gun, the right ammo, I train religiously, and I will indeed stop the threat. No need for cannons.

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Big Data Exposed

James Corbett, May 20 2017

Think of Big Data as a malevolent technocratic Santa Claus: it sees you when you're sleeping, it knows when you're awake, it knows if you've been bad or good (even in advance!), so be good for goodness sake!

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Ransom, The Test

Bob Rinear, May 17 2017

...we all think of war as bombs and tanks and fast planes that give Pentagon geeks all forms of war porn. But war doesn’t have to be waged with bombs. Cyber war can kill just as well as bombs, and doesn’t take out the infrastructure.

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