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  1. More realignment... https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/russia-china-pledge-new-military-ties-challenge-us/ar-AAwibTl?ocid=spartanntp&ffid=gz Russia and China have pledged to strengthen their bilateral military and political ties as part of a strategic cooperation that challenges U.S. interests, especially to Washington's stance on Middle East allies Syria and Iran. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu met Tuesday with Air Force General Xu Qiliang, deputy vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, and other regional military officials as part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in the eastern city of Qingdao. As increasingly powerful Russia and China built up their clout on the world stage, they sought a more united front against the U.S., which frequently challenged their rise. "Time changes everything," Shoigu said, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. "But, fortunately, it does not change our relations both personally between us and between our states, and the very close, friendly relations of the heads of our states serve as a guarantee of this." Shoigu praised "the privileged character of intergovernmental ties" evidenced by numerous meetings between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, both of whom secured enough national support to extend their terms last month. He said the two nations were continuing "their strategic course towards further boosting friendly and trustworthy ties in the defense sphere," calling this relationship "an important factor for maintaining global and regional security." "In contemporary global politics, our countries are in similar positions," he told Xu. (cut)
  2. This is why I've always been a Ford man...Wonder if Trump is going to bail GM out again? https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/ford-beats-estimates-as-lower-tax-rate-offsets-higher-expenses/ar-AAwkWz8?ocid=spartanntp&ffid=gz Ford Motor on Wednesday posted a higher quarterly net profit, beating analyst expectations, as a 7 percent increase in revenue and a lower tax rate offset a jump in expenses, especially commodity costs. (cut)
  3. The climate changes. Always has, always will. Now, I can't be convinced pumping smog into the air is good, cutting down all the trees is good or dumping chemicals in fresh water is good, but even if we reduced it to 0, the climate would still change
  4. At least he's making an attempt to do his job....
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    Oliver Stone, visiting Iran, calls US a global 'outlaw'

    What he's saying is not that different from things that I read on here...I guess it's the source?
  6. Because Republicans LIKE it...like Democrats love Soros.....otherwise, they would throw off the yoke
  7. I would agree except....where have you been living the last 53 years? Judges might not enforce, but the police do on their behalf...we're so far off track...
  8. We were TOLD that it wasn't supposed to be this way. Corporations have been running this country since the Plymouth Company at Plymouth Rock....
  9. It still has levels of court to go through.
  10. Nothing at all libertarian about the Kochs. Typical 'neo-conservative' ...extremists in any form are bad news
  11. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/oliver-stone-visiting-iran-calls-us-a-global-outlaw/ar-AAwjJaP?ocid=spartanntp&ffid=gz TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Oliver Stone, making his first-ever visit to Iran, says the United States is a global "outlaw" that has made a mess of the Middle East. The director of "JFK" and "Platoon" spoke at a press conference Wednesday during his visit to the country, where he attended an international film festival. Stone reprised his criticism of the 2003 Iraq war and suggested the U.S. has acted similarly in Libya and Syria, saying: "We are outlaws, we're doing something that is outlawed internationally, we had no permission to invade Iraq from the U.N., we did it, and we continue to do this." (cut)
  12. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-not-seeking-to-reopen-iran-nuclear-deal-envoy-says/ar-AAwk8kQ?ocid=spartanntp&ffid=gz GENEVA — The United States is not seeking to reopen or renegotiate the JCPOA Iran nuclear deal but hopes to stay in it to fix its flaws with a supplementary agreement, U.S. non-proliferation envoy Christopher Ford said on Wednesday. “We are not aiming to renegotiate the JCPOA or reopen it or change its terms,” Ford told reporters on the sidelines of a nuclear non-proliferation conference in Geneva. “We are seeking a supplemental agreement that would in some fashion layer upon it a series of additional rules — restrictions, terms, parameters, whatever you want to call it — that help answer these challenges more effectively.” U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday to seek stronger measures to contain Iran, but Trump refrained from committing to staying in a 2015 nuclear deal and threatened Tehran with retaliation if it restarted its nuclear program. (cut)
  13. 10th amendment at work...better for everyone this way, including Trump... https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/rhode-island-governor-orders-state-agencies-to-only-use-internet-services-that-follow-net-neutrality-rules/ar-AAwjxvM?ocid=spartanntp&ffid=gz Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) ordered state agencies to use internet providers who observe net neutrality rules, the Providence Journal reported Tuesday. Raimondo said she issued the executive order so Rhode Islanders can "rely on the free exchange of information on the internet including the ability to access the content of their choosing." The order mimics legislation pending in the state's General Assembly that is intended to incentivize internet providers into following the Obama-era rules repealed by President Trump's Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The governors of New York, New Jersey and Montana have signed similar orders for their state agencies, according to Raimondo's office. (cut)
  14. Possible...but trump's always been a snakeoil salesman