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‘War machine can’t run forever’: US military aircraft mishaps up nearly 40 percent over last 5 years

‘War machine can’t run forever’: US military aircraft mishaps up nearly 40 percent over last 5 years

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The number of US military aircraft accidents has skyrocketed by nearly 40 percent, compared to data from five years ago, raising concerns about over-extended resources that lack proper maintenance, according to a new report.

 

A six-month investigation by the Military Times has revealed that 5,500 aviation accidents occurred between 2013 and 2017, killing 133 US service members. The vast majority – approximately 4,000 – of the mishaps involved the US military’s fleet of manned warplanes: its bombers, fighter aircraft, cargo aircraft, refuelers, helicopters and tiltrotors, according to the Military Times.

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The Central Bank Effect: The Best Friend Of The One Percent

The Central Bank Effect: The Best Friend Of The One Percent

by Tom Lewis via GoldTelegraph.com,
ZeroHedge.com

Wed, 04/04/2018

When it was created in 1913, the Federal Reserve was supposed to stabilize the US dollar. That was its stated purpose. The reality has proven to be quite different. The gap between rich and poor keeps widening. Today, more than half of US workers have less than $25,000 set aside for retirement. Thirty-six percent have savings of less than $1,000.

The Federal Reserve has almost limitless power to print paper money, extend credit and create debt, thus creating the illusion of prosperity where none exists. At one time, hard work could provide a secure future for generations. Now, a person is fortunate if hard work can help them get through the day.

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Abdel Fattah el-Sisi narrowly misses 100 percent of vote in Egypt

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi narrowly misses 100 percent of vote in Egypt

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In a result that comes as no shock to Egyptians and the rest of the world, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has won the presidential elections with 97 percent of the votes, final results showed, securing another four-year term.

 

The elections were criticised as a one-man show with no credible opposition, as at least six other candidates pulled out, were prosecuted, or jailed.

Source: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi narrowly misses 100 percent of vote in Egypt

Google Searches For ‘NRA Membership’ Up 4900 Percent, Pro-2A Groups See Spikes In Membership

Google Searches For ‘NRA Membership’ Up 4900 Percent, Pro-2A Groups See Spikes In Membership

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The NRA has seen a massive surge in membership interest according to the latest charts from Google Trends.

Source: Google Searches For ‘NRA Membership’ Up 4900 Percent, Pro-2A Groups See Spikes In Membership

The Housing Bubble, Mortgage Debt As Percent Of GDP

The Housing Bubble, Mortgage Debt As Percent Of GDP

Source: The Housing Bubble, Mortgage Debt As Percent Of GDP

American counterterrorism forces are active in 40 percent of the world’s countries

American counterterrorism forces are active in 40 percent of the world’s countries

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Right now, across Africa, the U.S. military is providing massive amounts of military technology, hardware, training and expertise to local African militaries and police forces.

Source: American counterterrorism forces are active in 40 percent of the world’s countries

64 percent of Americans who support pot legalization… New study finds Marijuana safer than alcohol or tobacco

64 percent of Americans who support pot legalization… New study finds Marijuana safer than alcohol or tobacco

Source: 64 percent of Americans who support pot legalization… New study finds Marijuana safer than alcohol or tobacco

Shkreli’s Bros: Drug Company Raises Everyday Vitamin Price by 800 Percent

Shkreli’s Bros: Drug Company Raises Everyday Vitamin Price by 800 Percent

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Following the lead of pharma-bro Martin Shkreli, a US drug company has hiked the price of a prescription version of vitamin B3 pills by over 800 percent. A drug used to treat respiratory ailments also got a price hike of nearly 2,500 percent.

Avondale Pharmaceuticals raised the price of Niacor, a prescription-only version of niacin (vitamin B3), by 809 percent last month. This means a bottle of 100 tablets went from costing $32.46 to $295, according to figures sent to the Financial Times.

While the drug is available over the counter, some doctors prefer to prescribe a version that has US Food and Drug Administration approval. The drug is used to lower cholesterol to reduce the chance of having a heart attack.

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