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US charges three ex-officers in New York in gun bribery case

Three former New York police officers and a lawyer were arrested and charged Tuesday in a long-running bribery case that saw police allegedly rewarded with cash, exotic holidays and prostitutes in exchange for issuing gun licenses. Two other sacked police officers and a so-called gun license “expediter” have pled guilty in connection with the case, […]

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YoNews Portal / Under Caesar’s Sword
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Under Caesar’s Sword

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 Gary North [send him mail] is the author of Mises on Money. Visit http://www.garynorth.com. He is also the author of a free 31-volume series, An Economic Commentary on the Bible. Copyright © 2017 Gary North Previous article by Gary North: My Father’s World and Mine Read more

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Video: Paris post-vote demo: Police throw woman to ground, spurn and spray protesters in face

One protester was severely injured after being accosted by a police officer in Paris, Sunday, as clashes erupted during a demonstration against the French … Via Youtube

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Coke is now adding fiber to drinks to try and convince people to buy soda again (KO)

Coca-Cola Plus rolled out in Japan in February. The drink is sugar-free, calorie-free, and contains 5 grams of dietary fiber in each bottle.

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It's time for a reality check on Microsoft's grand turnaround vision (MSFT)

Microsoft has been making some big bets. Now, it needs to show real progress or risk losing the faith of Wall Street.

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Senator: Trump won't let NKorea build missile to reach US

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Republican senator emerged from a dinner with Donald Trump confident the president will not allow North Korea to build a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the United States.
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told reporters Tuesday that North Korea should "not underestimate President Trump's resolve to stop them from getting a missile to hit our homeland."
Graham joined Sen. John McCain of Arizona for the dinner at the White House on Monday evening.
Graham and McCain are defense hawks and have been two of Trump's sharpest GOP critics on foreign policy matters. But both senators are backing Trump's hard line approach on North Korea.
Pyongyang has threatened to use pre-emptive strikes or any other measures it deems necessary to defend itself against the "U.S. imperialists."NOW WATCH: People are outraged by a Pepsi ad starring Kendall Jenner — here's how the company responded

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    The current retirement system in America hinges on the 401(k) plan, which replaced pensions as the go-to source of retirement income. But over the past 35 years that effort has been failing because participants are not contributing enough, asking for withdrawals and not repaying 401(k) loans. More participants are instead treating their 401(k) as a checking account and making very little effort to learn how to manage their investments. The chart below outlines how less than half of Americans now participate in retirement plans and those that do have an average of $14,500 in their retirement accounts, when they will need between 20 and 30 times that amount.

How long will $14,500 last you?

Perhaps if you are very thrifty it might last you six months.

More:  http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/real-reason-americas-looming-retirement-crisis/   
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YoNews Portal / Robert M. Pirsig Interview July 12, 1974
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Robert M. Pirsig Interview July 12, 1974

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School District’s Anti-Islamophobia Campaign Sparks Outrage Among San Diego Parents

In an effort to combat 'Islamophobia,' one of the nation's largest school districts has announced that they will be launching a campaign to promote tolerance towards those of the Islamic faith and officially recognizing Muslim holidays such as Ramadan.

Following the announcement that a letter outlining the campaign will be sent to both parents and staff of the San Diego Unified School District's approximate 132,000 students before the end of May, many concerned that the district is attempting to indoctrinate students with the teaching of Islam are now stating that the campaign is clear violation of the separation between church and state.

Taking to social media to voice their frustrations and concerns, some parents are now beginning to openly attack SDUSD, Islam as religion and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)... In other words, the before the campaign has even officially been launched, it is already furnishing highly counterproductive results.

As Fox News reports, the campaign which went virtually unnoticed during its early planning stages was approved by the school board (4-0) on April 4th. However, after the San Diego Union-Tribune, Los Angeles Times and Breitbart began take notice, so did highly concerned parents.

In response to criticism, SDUSD has scheduled a Tuesday night meeting to discuss the matter and as Fox News additionally notes, the meeting is expected to draw large crowds.

Via Breitbart 
The San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) has been working with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on “anti-Islamophobia” plans, including adding lessons on Islam in social studies classes and adding Muslim “safe spaces” to campuses.

The plan is to be implemented in the fall with the start of the new school year.

CAIR has been declared a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates, and was named by federal prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror-funding operation.

In regards to creating safe spaces for Muslim students, the district states: “Schools with large Muslim communities may choose to make areas available for prayer, if that is requested by their parents and students.”

In March 2016, San Diego Unified highlighted the creation of halal meals at Crawford High School, “according to Islamic law and traditions,” and with the input of students. The school is located in an area of San Diego heavily populated with Muslim refugees. CAIR has previously promoted plans for the halal meals.
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Prepare For War: Trump Asks All 100 U.S. Senators To Attend Rare White House Briefing On North Korea

With a U.S. Naval Fleet set to fully arrive off the North Korean coast this week and the rogue state’s leader Kim Jong Un reportedly continuing to expand his nuclear program and missile testing, President Donald Trump told United Nations Security Council ambassadors that the status quo must change.  The President has asked that new sanctions be placed on North Korea, something his predecessors attempted to implement with little success.
But unlike his predecessors, Trump’s latest moves suggest he is prepared to commit U.S. forces to North Korea should the state fail to comply with demands to stifle their nuclear program, and according to a new report from Reuters, the President is doubling down on his efforts, hinting that he is indeed preparing military action.
Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea.
All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Monday.
While administration officials routinely travel to Capitol Hill to address members of Congress on foreign policy matters, it is unusual for the entire Senate to go to the White House, and for all four of those officials to be involved.
Wednesday’s briefing was originally scheduled for a secure room at the Capitol, but President Donald Trump suggested a shift to the White House, congressional aides said.
Washington has expressed mounting concern over North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies.
Having all 100 U.S. Senators attend what is essentially an intelligence briefing about a country that has repeatedly threatened the United States with nuclear attack suggests that the President is looking to convince Congressional members that we may need to declare war on North Korea if they refuse to comply with new and existing sanctions.
Given that the United States now has a Naval strike group in the region, China has massed 150,000 troops on the border and Russia is quickly following suit, it appears that it is only a matter of time before a North Korea invasion becomes a reality. As we’ve witnessed in recent weeks, Kim Jong Un appears to be stepping up his rhetoric, as well as his military aspirations.
While the state has been allowed to run freely for the last decade by ignoring sanctions, President Trump has made clear that he is ready and willing to take military action as evidenced by his missile strike on Syria and most recently, the dropping of the Mother of All Bombs on an Islamic State cave complex in Afghanistan.
North Korea is a different animal altogether. They are reportedly nuclear capable, so there is a real possibility that they could launch a devastating attack on South Korea, Japan or even the West Coast of the United States, leading to hundreds of thousands of casualties and widespread geo-political and economic chaos. Thus, any attack initiated by President Trump will likely result in a response from North Korea, which could ultimately lead to a much wider conflict as we really don’t know which side Russia and China are on.
President Trump likely understands the seriousness of the situation, which would explain why he has invited 100 Senators to the White House for an intelligence briefing. Per the Constitution, only Congress can declare war, and it appears this is exactly the direction we’re headed.
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The Threat Is Real And Imminent: The Next World War Will Be Initiated By A First Strike Utilizing An EMP Weapon

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