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by Tyler Durden
Over the past fifty years, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) has traditionally reflected the current state of world military affairs. Each February, more than 450 senior decision-makers from around the globe descend into Munich, Germany, to discuss current and future security challenges.
And while there have been times in recent years when the MSC demonstrated signs of hope and optimism, none of that was evident this year. This year’s motto “To the Brink – and Back?”– which seems to be an accurate portrayal of the current geopolitical situations in most regions. After several days of senior decision-makers bickering back and forth, the negativity in the atmosphere only means one thing: A global conflict between nuclear superpowers is lingering.
“I was hoping when I opened this conference on Friday that, in concluding the conference, I would be able to say we can delete the question mark. In other words: ‘We are back from the brink,’” former German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger said in (more…)
by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog,
The US federal debt has again been on the move, as of mid-week up to a fresh record of $20.7 trillion. But, really, without some sort of reference point, what does that mean?
Typically, the metrics of total debt or federal debt divided by GDP (Gross Domestic Product or the total value of goods produced and services provided in the US annually) are used (chart below). Still, that’s a bit ethereal to most folks.
So, I thought I’d make this simpler. The chart below shows federal debt (red line) versus total full time employees (blue line) since 1970. Clearly, debt has surged since 2000 and particularly since 2008 versus decelerating net full time jobs growth. The number of full time employees is economically critical as, generally speaking, only these jobs offer the means to be a home buyer or build savings and wealth in a consumer driven economy. Part time employment generally offers only subsistence level earnings.
Jim W. Dean – The doo doo hit the fan today. Mueller and the public got caught off guard expecting that US indictments would be brought first.
Source: Mueller surprise leads with Russian indictments first – Veterans Today
While the media is hyperventilating with demands for gun control, they’re actively against President Trump taking concrete steps to prevent Americans from being killed by foreign terrorists whom the Democrats want to import.
According to a new rep…
Source: America First: Dozens of “Refugee” Resettlement Offices Closing Thanks to Trump
The Japan Meteorological Agency has raised the alert level of Ohachi volcano, a part of Kirishimayama complex in Kyushu, from Level 1 to Level 2 on Friday, February 9, 2018. Volcanic earthquakes under Ohachi increased around 08:00 local time today, JMA said. At…… Read more »
OBSTRUCTION? First solid evidence that Obama was DIRECTLY involved in Hillary Clinton’s email investigation
Is The Constitution Going Up In Vapor?
According to the Pacific Legal Foundation, it most certainly is, literally.
PLF has filed a lawsuit against the unconstitutional Food and Drug Administration over what is being promoted as a healthy alternative to smoking.
It’s a product that has been sweeping the nation for a couple of years now, and it called vaping.
Part of the claim is that the FDA devised a rule against vaping that appears to clearly attack the First Amendment by regulating what can be said about a product, even if those claims are true. Take a look at this short video.
According to PLF:
Electronic nicotine delivery systems—vaping devices and e-cigarettes—first hit U.S. stores in 2007. It didn’t take long for vaping to jump from zero to a $5 billion domestic industry, as entrepreneurs quickly recognized a market hungry for an alternative to traditional cigarettes.
In 2016, just as the burgeoning vaping industry was getting off the ground, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stepped in with a rule that deems e-cigarettes as tobacco products, and brand new, severe (more…)
(Alan Keyes) – In an article this week headlined “Lindsey Graham, the uninvited guest,” Ann Coulter asks, “Why does Lindsey Graham have a seat at the table on immigration?” The answer has to be, because Donald Trump helped to credential him. …
Source: President Trump is right: Border control first!
Shanghai residents are revelling in rare snow, but the extreme weather has disrupted flights and trains in the region and the city also saw a series of traffic accidents during rush hour on Friday.