The Success of Socialism: Part 10 — North Korean soldier infested with parasites

Remember, The Washington Post is not exactly a pro-Trump newspaper: What the parasites in a defector’s stomach tell us about North Korea By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. | November 19, 2017 | 1:49 PM The North Korean defector had sped across the demilitarized zone in a stolen jeep, then crawled south as the men who …

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The Success of Socialism: Part 9 — #Venezuela is in default

From CNN Money: Venezuela just defaulted, moving deeper into crisis by Patrick Gillespie | November 14, 2017 | 8:10 AM ET Venezuela, a nation spiraling into a humanitarian crisis, has missed a debt payment. It could soon face grim consequences. The South American country defaulted on its debt, according to a statement issued Monday night …

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Democrisy! “Responsible Wealth” want other millionaires to pay higher taxes No mention is made as to whether they voluntarily contribute more

The tweet caught my eye: NEW: Over 400 U.S. millionaires and billionaires are sending a letter to Congress this week telling Republicans to RAISE, not cut, their taxes https://t.co/65jIj2LljD #taxes — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) November 13, 2017 And it led me to the story: More than 400 millionaires tell Congress: Don’t cut our taxes By …

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All of the economic projections for the proposed tax cut are wrong, and wrong to the optimistic side

We noted, just prior to the election, that the United States has gone a rather long time since the last recession. The ‘Great Recession’ technically ended after the second quarter of 2009, though the persistence of high unemployment and the very slow growth rates of the economy certainly made it feel like it was still …

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It wasn’t an empty threat

Well, they were warned: DNAinfo and Gothamist have shut down just days after unionizing November 2, 2017 | 5:22 PM Every single article from local news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist–including all of their subsidiary sites–has been taken down and replaced with a message from their owner, Joe Ricketts, informing the public that both companies are …

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The Devil is in the Deficit: καὶ ὁ ἀριθμὸς αὐτοῦ ἑξακόσιοι ἑξήκοντα ἕξ

From The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Ran $666 Billion Deficit In Fiscal 2017, Sixth Highest on Record U.S. revenue and spending both hit record highs in fiscal 2017, according to department By Kate Davidson | Updated October 20, 2017 | 2:54 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—The federal budget deficit widened in fiscal year 2017 to the sixth …

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The last thing they should do! Will Congress foul up retirement savings plans to pay for a tax cut?

From The Wall Street Journal: Talk of Retirement-Savings Cap Rattles Financial Industry GOP lawmakers are looking for ways to generate revenue to support broad reductions in individual tax rates By Anne Tergesen and Richard Rubin | October 20, 2017 | 7:00 a.m. ET Proposals floating around Washington to cap the amount that Americans can contribute …

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The madness of Tesla’s stock price

From USA Today: Tesla fires hundreds as Model 3 electric car production drags Nathan Bomey | Published 12:48 p.m. ET Oct. 15, 2017 | Updated 8:24 a.m. ET Oct. 16, 2017 Tesla has reportedly fired hundreds of employees amid signs that the company is off to a slow start in manufacturing its crucial Model 3 electric …

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Октябрьская Pеволюция

Под громадным давлением Кайзер Вильгельм II и Имперское германское правительство запечатали Владимира Ленина в поезде и отправили его из ссылки в Швейцарию обратно в Россию. Германия надеялась, что товарищ Ленин подрывает Временное правительство Александра Керенского и вытеснит Россию из войны. Первое действие коммунизма было одним из разрушений. And in 100 years, nothing has changed. The …

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Worst proposal ever! President trump wants to "wipe out" Puerto Rico's debt

Worst proposal ever! From CNNMoney: Trump on Puerto Rico debt: ‘We will have to wipe that out’ by Jethro Mullen and Matt Egan | October 4, 2017: 6:35 AM ET President Trump on Tuesday raised the prospect of wiping out hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico’s crushing debt load. “They owe a lot of money to your friends …

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