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Donald Trump to ban or severely restrict Vaping

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Winning The Trade War

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I thought China was paying?!

As President Donald Trump escalated the more than yearlong trade dispute between the US and China this summer, Americans paid a record amount in tariffs.
Businesses and consumers in the USpaid $6.8 billion in tariffs this July, according to the free-trade advocacy groups Tariffs Hurt the Heartland and the Trade Partnership. That was the highest monthly total in US history and a 62% increase from the same period a year earlier, they said.
"You can't budget for a double-digit tariff increase, and you can't plan a business when you're living tweet-by-tweet," said Jonathan Gold, a representative for Tariffs Hurt the Heartland. "The administration needs to use upcoming negotiations to end a trade war that truly has no winners."
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Record-breaking heat waves kill 1,500 people in France

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A South African man miraculously survived without major injuries after he accidentally shot himself through the head with a speargun. Details trough the link


Hong Kongers would rather sing this over over 'March of the Volunteers'

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Fans at Hong Kong Stadium turned their backs on the Chinese national anthem prior to a World Cup qualifying match against Iran on Tuesday, bringing the long-running pro-democracy protests to the sporting world, per the Associated Press. The fans not only turned their backs, but also held up signs with the word “Boo” on them to go along with their vocal boos.

According to an in-stadium announcement, there were 14,000 spectators at the match versus Iran, which ended in a 2-0 victory for the Iranians. The protesting fans broke out into the song “Glory to Hong Kong,” which protesters have used as an anthem for the fight for more democratic freedoms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.
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The US had to extract a spy from Russia after Trump revealed classified information to the Russians

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The US was forced to extract a top-secret source from Russia after President Donald Trump revealed classified information to two Russian officials in 2017, CNN reported on Monday.

A person directly involved with the discussions told the outlet the US was concerned that Trump and his administration routinely mishandled classified intelligence and that their actions could expose the covert source as a spy within the Russian government.

Trump stunned the national-security apparatus and intelligence community when it surfaced that in an Oval Office meeting in May 2017 he shared the information with Sergey Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, and Sergey Kislyak, then Russia's ambassador to the US.

Trump's disclosure was not specifically about the Russian spy. But his disregard of strict intelligence-sharing rules to protect highly placed sources "prompted intelligence officials to renew earlier discussions about the potential risk" that the source in Russia would be exposed, CNN reported.

At the Oval Office meeting, which took place one day after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the president is said to have boasted to the Russians that firing "nut job" Comey had taken "great pressure" off him. Comey had been spearheading the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

Trump then went on to share with Lavrov and Kislyak intelligence connected to the Islamic State in Syria. The information came from Israel, which had not given the US permission to share it with the Russians because it could have compromised an Israeli source in the region.

The report said that Mike Pompeo, the CIA director at the time, also told other senior Trump administration officials after the meeting that too much information was coming out regarding the US asset in Russia.
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Canada’s ambassador to Ukraine, Roman Waschuk, and at least three uniformed Canadian military personnel took part in the formal ceremony. The premise of this event was to promote a reconciliatory path forward for Ukrainians and Jewish people. This, of course, is a very delicate subject given the history of violent anti-Semitism in this region of western Ukraine.

In fact, the Aug. 21 memorial dedication in Sambir itself served to clearly illustrate these divisions.

While the site of the ceremony was on the edge of a Jewish cemetery, which also served as a mass grave for some 1,200 Jews slaughtered in 1943 during the Holocaust, the monument was not dedicated to those victims.

Instead, it featured a large granite cross and was erected in honour of 17 members of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists allegedly executed by the German Gestapo in 1944. For the record, the OUN members were Nazi collaborators who were responsible for the deaths of thousands of Jews and 100,000 Poles.

By the end of the Second World War, all 6,000 Jewish residents were dead or expelled.

Trump: Rich People Should Pay Less Taxes Than Workers

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>Trump likely going to index capital gains to inflation.

>Most of the income of CEOs, Trust fund babies, and anyone who deals primarily in stocks (read: Wealthy) is taxed on Capital gains.

>Trump believes that the already low tax rates for capital gains should be even lower.

>Trump believes that working 40 hours per week should be heavily taxed while billionaires and trust fund babies should be lightly taxed.

>If I do this, I may seem a little Elitist - Donald Trump
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