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The mystery of Russia's missing wealth shows how Putin retains his power. Trump’s Words Will Leave a Lasting Mark History proves. This Is All Donald Trump Has Left. Republicans and Democrats Don’t Just Disagree About Politics. They Have Different Sexual Fantasies. In this political environment, it’s easy to look at Republicans and Democrats as having next to nothing in common.

Republicans and Democrats Don’t Just Disagree About Politics. They Have Different Sexual Fantasies.

Regardless of the issue at hand, we see them as wanting completely different things—especially when it comes to issues of sex and sexuality. From differences in the way they have approached the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to their views on abortion and same-sex marriage, Democrats and Republicans appear worlds apart. Story Continued Below It’s not just their public policy positions that seem to differ wildly, though. According to the largest and most comprehensive survey of sexual fantasies ever conducted in the United States, it would appear that there are also political differences in our private sexual fantasies. I surveyed 4,175 adult Americans from all 50 states about what turns them on and published the findings in a book entitled Tell Me What You Want. Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation: The Guardrails Fail. Further reading: Why conservative women are standing by Kavanaugh Kavanaugh’s suffering, even if entirely undeserved, does not entitle him to an appointment to the Supreme Court.

Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation: The Guardrails Fail

That frame of understanding has it entirely backwards: It is the American people who are entitled to independent, impartial adjudication of the law, an obligation Kavanaugh has shown himself unfit to fulfill. In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal Thursday, Kavanaugh insisted that he was an “independent, impartial judge,” writing, “I was very emotional last Thursday, more so than I have ever been. I might have been too emotional at times. I know that my tone was sharp, and I said a few things I should not have said.” Italian election results: History explains how Steve Bannon's "populist dream" came true. Steve Bannon’s ”ultimate dream” came true last night in Italy: Anti-establishmentarianism, isolationism, xenophobia and populism won the country’s general elections on March 4.

Italian election results: History explains how Steve Bannon's "populist dream" came true

On March 4, populist party Movimento Cinque Stelle (Five Star Movement) won the most votes. Meanwhile, radically xenophobic Lega Nord (Northern League) overtook center-right party Forza Italia. Santa Clara firefighters helped save net neutrality. In late July, firefighters in Santa Clara County, California were stretched to the breaking point as they took on raging wildfires in the Mendocino hills, which were spreading fast, nearly 30,000 acres within hours at one point.

Santa Clara firefighters helped save net neutrality

It was the largest fire on record in state history. Firefighters were overwhelmed with laying down containment lines in steep inaccessible areas when they were suddenly presented with a new challenge–the loss of communications. Verizon virtually cut off the internet connection to a vital command and control vehicle used to receive calls for help and to coordinate firefighters and equipment. The Flynn Tapes: A New Tell. In early February 2017, a senior White House attorney, John Eisenberg, reviewed highly classified intelligence intercepts of telephone conversations between then-National Security Adviser Lt.

The Flynn Tapes: A New Tell

Gen. British expats in EU launch Brexit legal dispute. The legal challenge was presented by pro-EU advocacy group “UK in EU Challenge”, which represents Britons living in France, Italy and Spain.

British expats in EU launch Brexit legal dispute

The group submitted on Tuesday a judicial review against Prime Minister Theresa May at London’s High Court, arguing that the recent Electoral Commission findings on BeLeave and Vote Leave mean that the UK referendum to leave the EU was not a legal, fair or free vote. In a statement on its website, UK in EU Challenge wrote “recent revelations show beyond reasonable doubt that the Leave campaign cheated in the Brexit referendum”.

“The Electoral Commission found “beyond reasonable doubt” that Vote Leave, the official campaign, cheated on its spending limit by almost £700,000 (6 percent). “In a general election, local authority election or local authority referendum the courts can declare the vote null and void if there has been cheating of exactly this type,” the website reads. China tested a hypersonic weapon the US can’t defend against. Revealed: how the UK’s powerful right-wing think tanks and Conservative MPs work together. The Institute of Economic Affairs, accused of offering US donors access to government ministers, is among right-wing think tanks meeting monthly.

Revealed: how the UK’s powerful right-wing think tanks and Conservative MPs work together

Conservative MPs have attended, too. The UK’s leading right-wing think tanks discuss strategy and tactics at regular monthly meetings that have been attended by Conservative MPs, openDemocracy has learned. Among those in attendance are the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA), which has been accused of offering donors access to government ministers and civil servants. The US economy grew by 4.1% in the second quarter but don't celebrate too much. RIP American Exceptionalism, 1776-2018. Russia’s disinformation game in Southeast Asia. The War On Tesla By "Click Reporters" Reaches A New Low. Cars Published on July 17th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor July 17th, 2018 by Guest Contributor.

The War On Tesla By "Click Reporters" Reaches A New Low

Russia, China and the Geopolitics of the Silk Road. The most prominent feature of the geopolitics of Russia and the West pivots upon a relatively obscure feature of the geopolitics of Russia and China.

Russia, China and the Geopolitics of the Silk Road

The mainstream media in the U.S. has covered minimally and only rather incidentally the estimated $900 billion construction of a complex matrix of strategic transport routes known generally as the “New Silk Road” or the “Belt Road Initiative” (BRI) project initiated by Beijing in 2013. It is one of the largest infrastructure and investment mega-projects in history, covering more than 68 countries, equivalent to 65% of the world's population and 40% of the global GDP as of 2017.

The project has been the central factor in Moscow’s intensified relations with Beijing despite the fact that, at the outset, Russia hesitated out of concern over China’s territorial objectives. Italian Reality Check: Six False Assumptions. Goldman Sachs disagrees Tesla. Tesla CEO Elon Musk claims he won’t be returning to the markets anytime soon.

Goldman Sachs disagrees Tesla

As Model 3 production finally ramps up, he says the company can put itself comfortably into the black just by selling cars. “Tesla will be profitable & cash flow+ in Q3 & Q4,” Musk tweeted on Apr. 12, “so obv[iously] no need to raise money.” Wall Street disagrees. On May 17, analysts at Goldman Sachs joined their counterparts at the investment bank Jefferies and the credit-ratings firm Moody’s to argue that Tesla is facing a deep financial hole if it wants to keep expanding. Christopher Steele Timeline. A Christopher Steele timeline with links. Will update periodically. 2006 – Steele holds a senior post at MI6’s Russia desk in London. March 2009 – Orbis, Steele’s company, is formed with another former British spy, Christopher Burrows. 2009 – Steele and Jonathan Winer meet and become friends after Steele forms Orbis. Why U.S. Hostility to Russia Is Counterproductive. During his confirmation hearing last week, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, took a tough stance on Russia, describing it as “a danger to our country,” even as Democrats criticized him for being insufficiently harsh.

Warren Buffett doesn’t beat the market anymore – Quartz. Since the heady days of Mao Zedong’s dictatorship, the president of China has been limited to two five-year terms. No longer. The Chinese Communist Party announced that a proposal to scrap that rule Sunday, setting the stage for current president Xi Jinping to rule beyond the end of his next term in 2023. In other words, China seems to be morphing from a one-party state to a one-man state. California Ranked Worst For Quality Of Life, Behind New Jersey. In a report released by US News, California was found to be the worst state in terms of quality of life. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. In addition to quality of life, the report measured each state’s health care, education, economy, opportunity, infrastructure, crime and corrections, and fiscal stability.

America’s Dystopian Future. Imagine a privatized America where rugged individualism reigns supreme within a vast network of corporate America, Inc., similar to 19th century wild west lifestyle, no social security, no Medicare, no Medicaid, no public law enforcement as individuals stand their own ground. Read all about it in Scott Erickson’s History of the Decline and Fall of America (Azaria Press, 2018). Erickson’s newly released semi-fictional satire of American history and subsequent decline into deepening pits of despair is a sure-fire treasure trove of Americana, at its best. It’s a page-turner par excellence, rich in accurate textured American history and jam-packed with imagery of a dystopian future that is simply unavoidable based upon America’s character and development over the past two centuries.

A new study has revealed that all of Theresa May's Brexit deals will leave us worse off. Theresa May's husband's Investment Firm made a financial killing from the bombing of Syria. Meet the Russian-Owned Firm Creating an Army of Traveling ‘Proxies’ Why Russia Is Politically Strong And Economically Weak. The Big 4 — Part One: Amazon — The Company that Consumes the World. Repeal 2nd Amendment - John Paul Stevens. Cambridge Analytica Part 2: The Lessons We Need To Learn About Social Media And Propaganda. A Liberal Who Worked at Fox News Has Some Pretty Good Advice About How to Put Up With Conservatives. Buying These Bike Brands, Supports the Gun Lobby. Four things you need to know about Russian media manipulation strategies. The crisis embroiling the West and Russia over the apparent use of chemical weapons in the English cathedral town of Salisbury can tell us a lot about how the Putin administration is becoming more and more adept at manipulating media coverage of events to gain advantage, both at home and abroad.

The furious accusations levelled against Moscow by the UK government in recent weeks appear to be helping boost Vladimir Putin’s position at home. Cycles of hyperbole and mistrust tend to play well for Putin at home. Yanis Varoufakis - Internationalism vs. Globalisation. Your own devices will give the next Cambridge Analytica far more power to influence your vote. Trump, Putin and the mob. Part 7: Jared Kushner, Erik Prince & the secret meetings connecting them. If Trump Fires Mueller, He Just Might Get Away With It. Cambridge Analytica scandal: All the countries where SCL Elections claims to have worked.

David Shulkin spent a scandal-free year and a half as a senior Veterans Affairs official under president Barack Obama, and flew through the Senate in a 100-0 vote for his confirmation to run the department under president Donald Trump. Has California’s homeless population ‘skyrocketed’? And how does it rate nationwide? Bernie Sanders’ Inequality Town Hall Proved How Far Left the Economic Debate Has Moved. Sanders’ live event brought a bold progressive economic vision to 1.7 million viewers, breaking the record of his previous town hall. ABQ native bankrolled online data mining firm. All of a Sudden, Voting Rights Are Expanding Across the Country – Mother Jones. Motherjones. What Xi Jinping wants to do with his unrivaled power.

How Richard Spencer and the alt-right are adopting left-wing language to recruit leftie men. Preet Bharara’s latest mission is to turn presidential norms into law. I’m a Republican. Why Is My Party Gaslighting America? The truth about the Trump economy, explained. Bernie Sanders Just Sidestepped Corporate Media to Promote Medicare for All to 1 Million Viewers.

UK Conservatives Face Brexit Crisis under May Leadership. Puerto Rico Is Still In The Dark — We Must Pass Equitable Disaster Relief Now. Trust Is Collapsing in America. China just overtook the US in scientific output for the first time. The religious activists on the rise inside Trump's health department. How Trump Will Turn America’s Open Internet Into an Ugly Version of China’s. Rolling back regulations often comes before a financial meltdown, according to the IMF. The incredible shrinking Britain. When you rewrite the past, you’re scared of the future. Bernie Sanders' bold cry to take wealth off the rich. Europe's central banks are starting to replace US dollar reserves with the Chinese yuan. What we can learn from closure of charter school that DeVos praised. When Trump Hatchet-Man Roy Cohn Sued Martin Luther King for Libel.

This might be the best map of the 2016 election you ever see. Salon. China wants to reshape the global order - Axios. Rex Tillerson Is Fiddling With PowerPoint While the World Burns. Homeless Population Rises, Driven By West Coast Affordable-Housing Crisis. Theological scholar explains horrifying reason Trump’s supporters celebrated Armageddon in Pensacola. Brexit strongly linked to xenophobia, scientists conclude. Where Millennials Come From. Sam Bee to Aziz Ansari: “If You Say You’re a Feminist, Then F. Report: U.S. democracy has "sharpest one-year drop" in 40 years - Axios.

Manufacturing jobs are up sharply from the recession - Axios. LISTEN: The Most Successful Union Organizer in America Thinks Traditio. The 'Tough on Crime' Wave Is Finally Cresting. Trump's nightmare - Axios. Exiled by Trump, climate scientists lead the resistance against the denier-in-chief. Economist. Donald Trump and the Rule of Law. How will California’s 2018 laws affect you? - Los Angeles Times. The GOP Tax Bill Was a Deliberate Attack on Blue States—And California Plans to Fight Back. What’s Red, Blue, and Broke All Over? America. 18 Exponential Changes We Can Expect in the Year Ahead.

On Jan. 1, California is basically becoming a different state. Salon. Republicans Are Growing the Deficit to Cut Welfare Programs. UK government worried Obama invite to royal wedding will offend Trump. How the baby boomers — not millennials — screwed America. Tax bill whacks liberal big cities. A Groundbreaking Case May Force Controversial Data Firm Cambridge Analytica to Reveal Trump Secrets – Mother Jones. Republicans at state level fret over GOP tax overhaul. How To Thank Black Women For Keeping Roy Moore Out of Office. How Ajit Pai tore up the rulebook for the information age. Will the merger of AI and blockchain upend civilization as we know it? - Crypto Insider - Bitcoin News.

We’re witnessing the wholesale looting of America. The state of racial inequality in 12 major U.S. cities. What Comes After the Second Gilded Age? Net Neutrality Sees Its First GOP Defender in Senator Susan Collins. Rainscreen-Facade Trapped: The Grenfell Tower Story. Splinternews.