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REVEALED: How Biden rejected a reasonable way forward on the Iran Deal

Veteran's News - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 10:27

Greetings, A narrative is forming that the JCPOA is edging toward collapse due to the new Iranian government’s disinterest in seeing the agreement revived, leaving the US with no choice but to shift towards an undefined Plan B. But new information obtained by Responsible Statecraft reveals a much more complex picture in which a major […]

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Exclusive: America and the Existential Enemy: Myths and Reality

Veteran's News - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 10:23

  Galima Galiullina, Ph.D. Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. John Dahlberg-Acton. April 1887. Joseph Borrell called the events in Afghanistan “a catastrophe that Western intelligence could not foresee.”  And what have Western intelligence services been doing in Afghanistan for 20 years? Most likely, they rested on the laurels of success, smoked opium or hashish […]

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Judge Orders FEC to Move Against NRA for Laundering $25m in Russian Cash into Trump’s Pockets

Veteran's News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 20:14

Last month, a federal court ordered the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to take action on allegations that the National Rifle Association (NRA) violated federal campaign finance laws. The order, which gave the recalcitrant agency 30 days to comply, is significant, because it makes clear that the FEC cannot abdicate its obligation to enforce federal campaign […]

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NEO – A Resolution of the Taiwan Issue Looks Increasingly Imminent

Veteran's News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 14:41

Jim W. Dean - If Biden or anyone else thinks they can sleepwalk China into a shooting war with Taiwan, they are dreaming.

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Supreme Court won’t block vaccine mandate for Maine’s health care workers

Veteran's News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 14:28

Jim W. Dean - I can't imagine the anger a non-Covid patient might have after being hospitalized and then infected by a staff member there who is in 'I gotta be me' mode.

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Baleful intentions of USA – Future of Pakistan-US relations  

Veteran's News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 11:37

Asif Haroon Raja “The 9/11 attacks gave the US an ideal pretext to use force to secure its global domination … the so-called ‘war on terrorism’ is being used largely as bogus cover for achieving wider US strategic geopolitical objectives … In fact, 9/11 offered an extremely convenient pretext to put the PNAC plan into […]

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US Police Pushing for more tanks, MRAPS for ‘Domestic disturbances’…and will share weapons with Nazi militias

Veteran's News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 11:24

VT: Friends of right wing extremism in the DOD are channeling advanced weapons systems to successionist sheriffs and police organizations run by Proud Boy/Oath Keeper departments with histories of violence, corruption and racism….  Expect to see an armed MRAP outside your home…either looking for you…or delivering meth…depending… RT: The DoD program that arms police departments […]

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Trump personally involved in planning, execution of Jan. 6 protest: Cheney

Veteran's News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 10:57

Press TV: Republican lawmaker Liz Cheney says the refusal of Steve Bannon, a longtime aide to former US President Donald Trump, to cooperate with the House committee investigating the Capitol riot clearly shows the Republican president’s role in the January 6th incidents. Liz Cheney: "Mr. Bannon's and Mr. Trump's privilege arguments do, however, appear to reveal […]

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No Vaccine, No Food: Hessen, Germany Permits Supermarkets to Discriminate Against the Unvaccinated

Veteran's News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 10:51

by Fabio Giusepe Carlo Carisio for VT Europe Versione in Italiano In Australia, policemen shoot rubber bullets at any demonstrator who protests to claim the right not to be vaccinated, in Thailand those who contest anti-Covid vaccinations because experimental and dangerous risk 5 years in prison, in the USA they were the first to vaccinate […]

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The dis-United States of America

Veteran's News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 10:45

In recent polls more than 60% of both Trump's and Biden's voters contended that they viewed the United States government as one which was primarily rigged in favour of the wealthy, rather than a truly equal representative democracy.

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Chinese Labor: How did France and Britain Extend WW1 until Germany was Exhausted?

Veteran's News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 10:39

Without the Chinese Labor Corps (CLC), up to 180,000 strong (estimates range from 140,000 and on up), it is unlikely the Allied Powers could have achieved their goal of utterly destroying Germany economically and infrastructurally.

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PROJECT BLITZ versus Christians Against Christian Nationalism

Veteran's News - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 21:43

Project BLITZ - How the Christian Nationalism mutation is a threat to American democracy and a distortion of Jesus' messages. Project Blitz will be foundational for the Christian Right’s legislative efforts in these united states for the foreseeable future.

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Mortgage Rates Stabilize For Now

Mortgage Rate News - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 16:29
Mortgage rates hit their highest levels in months yesterday as bonds lost ground at a brisk pace to start the new week. Bonds--specifically mortgage-backed securities (MBS)--are the most important ingredient used by lenders to determine mortgage rates. Bond market weakness (i.e. "losing ground") means that bond PRICES are falling. Bond prices vary inversely with bond yields, and yield is just a fancy term for "rate." In simpler terms, bond sellers had to offer higher rates of return to attract reluctant buyers. But why are bonds struggling? This is actually a general trend for bonds and rates for just over a year as the economy battles back against covid. The middle of 2021 was a bit of an aberration as the delta variant brought new pandemic-related uncertainty to financial markets. But now
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Republicans torpedoed vaccine edicts — then slipped in the polls

Veteran's News - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 15:31

Jim W. Dean - A growing number of Republicans are looking to go third party as the only feasible route for them so they are not canceled out by the Trumpers.

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FDA Approves Injectable Naloxone for Opioid Overdoses

Veteran's News - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 14:22

Opioid-related overdose deaths are one of the leading causes of death in the United States.

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EPA Seeks to Stop Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’

Veteran's News - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 14:08

“This is a really bold set of actions for a big problem,” EPA Administrator Michael Regan said, even as some advocates remain wary.

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DOJ Requests that Supreme Court Block Law That Allows Anti-Abortion Bounty Hunters

Veteran's News - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 13:54

Lawsuit argued that the law impedes women from exercising their constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy as recognized in the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide

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NEO – The Iran Nuclear Saga: US-Israel Hammer Out a “Plan B”

Veteran's News - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 13:54

Jim W. Dean - It Trump's fanny kissing Israel that is holding it up now, but possibly President Biden who has stepped into the fanny kissing role.

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WHO Plans to Buy Antiviral COVID-19 Pills for $10

Veteran's News - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 13:34

EXCLUSIVE WHO-led programme aims to buy antiviral COVID-19 pills for $10 by Francesco Guarascio/Reuters BRUSSELS, Oct 19 (Reuters) – A World Health Organization-led programme to ensure poorer countries get fair access to COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments aims to secure antiviral drugs for patients with mild symptoms for as little as $10 per course, a […]

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