Daily Archive: 01/07/2016

Jan 07 2016

What Investor State Dispute Settlement Looks Like

So you say you’re in favor of “Free” Trade and the acronym trade agreements and I and others have told you that it’s just an excuse for the oligarch corporatist anti-democratic coup. Well… TransCanada to Sue U.S. for Blocking Keystone XL Pipeline By IAN AUSTEN, The New York Times JAN. 6, 2016 TransCanada said on …

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Jan 07 2016

The House of Saud

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned that the big sectarian rift between Sunnis and Shiites is that the Sunnis think that the first Caliph was Mohammad’s father-in-law Abu Bakr while Shiites think it was his son-in-law and cousin Ali ibn Abi Talib. Personally I think the Shia have the better case though I also think that …

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Jan 07 2016

Punting the Pundits

“Punting the Pundits” is an Open Thread. It is a selection of editorials and opinions from around the news medium and the internet blogs. The intent is to provide a forum for your reactions and opinions, not just to the opinions presented, but to what ever you find important. Thanks to ek hornbeck, click on …

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Jan 07 2016

The Breakfast Club (Friend)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to …

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Jan 07 2016

Six In The Morning Thursday January 7

China share trading halted after market plunges 7% in opening minutes ‘Circuit breaker’ mechanism deployed to protect economy for second time in a week as China sparks jitters by speeding up devaluation of yuan Tom Phillips and agencies Thursday 7 January 2016 05.06 GMT China halted the day’s trading within 30 minutes of opening on Thursday …

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