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Who Helped 9/11 Attackers

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Just 18 years after the terrible events of September 11, 2001, The FBI has agreed to provide a key piece of new information about alleged official Saudi involvement following intense efforts by the victims families.

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Man drives away from court few minutes after judge ordered him not to drive

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Few minutes after a judge ordered him not to drive, a man was caught driving. Details through the link

Trump approves of polluting American waters

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The Trump administration is revoking an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development and infringed on property rights.

Even before the official announcement, scheduled for later Thursday, environmental groups blasted the administration’s action, the latest in a series of moves to roll back environmental protections put into place under former President Barack Obama.

The Waters of the United States rule being revoked defines which waterways are subject to federal regulation.

“This action officially ends an egregious power grab and sets the stage for a new rule that will provide much-needed regulatory certainty for farmers, home builders and property owners nationwide,” Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler and R.D. James, assistant secretary of the Army for civil works, wrote in a column published Thursday by the Des Moines Register.

Since enactment of the Clean Water Act in 1972, the federal government has gone beyond protection of navigable waterways and their major tributaries to assert jurisdiction over “isolated ponds and channels that flow only after it rains,” the officials wrote.

“As the definition expanded, so too has Washington’s power over private property and the states’ traditional authority to regulate their land and water resources,” they said.
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China admits defeat in trade war

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hina will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides ahead of negotiations.

China will suspend tariff hikes on soybeans, pork and some other farm goods, the Xinhua News Agency said, citing the Cabinet planning agency and the Commerce Ministry. Beijing “supports domestic companies in purchasing a certain amount of U.S. farm produce,” it said, but it gave no details.

The move follows President Donald Trump’s decision Wednesday to postpone a planned Oct. 1 tariff hike on Chinese imports to Oct. 15.

Hopes are growing that the two sides might defuse the prolonged dispute that is threatening global economic growth. But there has been no sign of progress on the main issues in their sprawling conflict over trade and technology.

Beijing’s decision to restore access to low-cost U.S. soybeans also would help Chinese pig farmers who use soy as animal feed. They are reeling from an epidemic of African swine fever that has caused pork prices to soar.

Phone calls to the commerce and finance ministries weren’t answered on Friday, a national holiday in China.

“China has a huge market, and the prospects for importing high-quality U.S. farm produce are broad,” Xinhua said. “China hopes the United States will be true to its word, make progress on its commitments and create favorable conditions for bilateral agricultural cooperation.”

Beijing imposed 25% tariffs on American farm goods last year in response to Trump’s tariff hikes on Chinese goods. Importers were ordered to stop buying soybeans, the biggest U.S. export to China.
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Auckland adman hires professional clown for redundancy meeting

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A Kiwi adman has chosen an unusual support person to accompany him to a redundancy meeting.

In lieu of the usual suspects of a friend, colleague or family member, the member of the creative team at FCB hired a professional clown to attend the meeting with him.

An image sent to the Herald overnight shows the staffer, sitting alongside his support clown while he talks to the individuals running the meeting.

In the strange world of support creatures, this adds another colourful addition to a quirky crew that already includes hedgehogs, peacocks and goats.

The Herald understands that the clown blew up balloons and folded them into a series of animals throughout the meeting.

It's further understood that the clown mimed crying when the redundancy paperwork was handed over to the staffer.

A spokesperson for FCB told the Herald the agency has a policy of not commenting on individual employment matters out of respect for those involved.

In an email title "Coulrophobia" (the fear of clowns), the spokesperson did, however, say it was up there among the weirdest stories she had ever been contacted about.

The latest restructure at FCB follows on from job cuts at the agency after the loss of the Vodafone ad account.

It's understood the staffer has, however, landed on his feet since his odd meeting at FCB, getting a new job at DDB along with his creative partner (not the clown). They are set to start their roles next week, upon returning from their birth country Australia.

she can’t talk openly about Russian election hacking

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Rep. Stephanie Murphy, the Democrat who represents parts of Seminole County and Orange County, has a bone to pick with the U.S. intelligence community.

In an op-ed column for the Washington Post published earlier this week, Murphy renewed her objection to the lack of public knowledge about Russian attempts to hack into Florida’s electoral system in 2016.

Security officials, Murphy argued, have been less than forthcoming about Russia’s interference efforts. It took Murphy ― and her Republican colleague, Michael Waltz, R-6 ― requesting a private briefing for officials to disclose that two counties had been penetrated by Russians, Murphy writes. And in fact, there may have been even more counties affected. Murphy herself is not sure, she wrote.

Related story: Florida lawmakers under hacking gag order. And they’re not happy about it.

Murphy is not allowed to share key details she has learned ― the names of the counties, for example ― with the public, she said. Murphy has a problem with this arrangement.

“It’s self-defeating to be given incomplete information and then be required to remain silent about the few facts we do know,” Murphy said.

The piece contained further sharp warnings about election security in 2020:

“If we can’t form a clear picture of past election interference efforts, we won’t learn how best to fend off future attacks,” Murphy wrote.

It made the case for transparency in the area of election security:

“Why have the details of this foreign attack on our democracy been shrouded in secrecy?” Murphy wrote. “Federal law enforcement agencies view local election officials whose networks were targeted as victims entitled to confidentiality. I believe the victims are the voters.”
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2020 superpower fails again

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Once again, an attempted moon landing has not gone according to plan. India’s Vikram lander lost contact with Earth during an attempt to land on the moon and appears to have crashed, just five months after Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft faced a similar fate. If the landing had been successful, it would have made India the fourth nation ever to land on the moon after the Soviet Union, the US, and China.

Most of the landing sequence went as planned, but as the lander neared the surface, just 2.1 kilometres above the ground, it started to diverge from the plan. Shortly afterward it lost communication with Earth and may not have been able to slow itself down enough to land safely. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is analysing the data they have now to determine exactly what happened.

The spacecraft was intended to touch down near the south pole of the moon, where no lander or rover has ever been before. This unexplored region is particularly interesting because its craters contain areas that are permanently in shadow, where water ice can remain without being blasted away by sunlight.
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Ex-NFL player accused of running pill mill

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Wife and doctor also named in indictment. Was recently caught selling oxycodone pills on the streets.
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Trump's about to order corps like the Walmart Family OUT of China

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Trump's doing what he was informed to do. Poke that old dragon. Taunt it - tease it - and remind everyone you're aware of what happens when you poke a cornered in animal. "It'll strike."

The rise of homosexuality's beyond most people's perception and understanding. And yes, this has MUCH, much to do with the damn fucking topic.

The world's population has reached its summit. So Nature, as to one of the oldest machines; and once again, allow me to remind you all that it's beyond your understanding so don't hurt your little brains with this, is attempting to adjust the balance. And the most successful way without extracting a race or natural genocide is to reduce reproduction. Two men fucking one another's NOT going to reproduce. Duh. Same as to two women.


Like mice in an aquarium tank; people are to this Earth. And the last time, overpopulation problems weren't included in that nascent machine. And all hell broke loose. Many people turned to cannibalism. Like mice in a tank. Doesn't matter how well you feed them, they will begin eating one another starting with the infants and most weak.

Back to China. They're losing control over their population and panic is setting in. You're NOT going to get the privilege of hearing them panic, or seeing stories as to chaos (besides that Hong Kong drama) because the Chinese people are a very proud race who won't allow the enemy or foreigners to see their weaknesses. Especially, embarrassing situations that may boost a neighbor's gloat.

The Earth, like an aquarium, keep people safe. But when it begins to overpopulate and the adjusting's not working, population control, other rules are initiated. But not this time.

"Let's see what they'll do." colLective's thinking.

And the 'puppeTeers' behind Trump, is thinking - "We're going to poke the FUCK out of that old dragon to where they'll lose control first."
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Poll: Biden proposal more popular than 'Medicare for All' in general election

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A new poll finds that more voters favor an optional government-run health insurance plan, as former Vice President Joe Biden advocates, than full-scale "Medicare for All" that eliminates private health insurance, as advocated by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

The poll could give credence to Biden's argument against his main two rivals in the Democratic White House race, Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), that an optional plan is more popular in a general election than the full-scale Medicare for All that Sanders and Warren advocate.

The USC/Los Angeles Times poll finds that 48 percent of eligible voters surveyed support giving everyone the option of a government-run health insurance plan, compared to just 14 percent who oppose it. Thirty-eight percent had not heard enough to have an opinion.
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