Greenwald: “Why Did Saudi Regime & Other Gulf Tyrannies Donate Millions to Clinton Foundation?”

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This comes from Democracy Now! the hyper “liberal” news broadcast. Thing is, though I disagree fundamentally with DN on nearly everything they do real news unlike CNN and MSNBC. It’s nice to hear a legit anti-crony (for the most part) voice from what is called the “Left” in this country.

Get through the obligatory “Trump is a nut” (What else is the guy going to say?) bit at the beginning of Greenwald’s interview. The rest is pretty darn good.

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Did the Supreme Court just quietly give the DOJ massive new powers to snoop through your computer? Yes, but Congress can stop it (Video from Sen. Mike Lee)

Good on Democratic Senator Wyden too. (Who is part of the coalition opposing this new rule.) The guy is wrong on many things but on tech and privacy stuff he has often been very good.

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Same place, same computer memory, 58 years later (PIC)

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I was just in Target where I saw I could buy a 1 TERABYTE XBox 1 for $300. $300!

This is the beauty of innovation, and competition, and capitalism. Do you think the Soviet Union would ever have come up with a 1 terabyte personal computer? Never mind at a cost that most middle class families can manage? No, ahem, way.

You socialists are nuts (I say respectfully.) Now,

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45 Congressmen Ask DEA Not to Ban Kratom Next Week

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Kratom is an herb that has helped some people get off of opioids. It is a drug but one can buy it legally. However this will soon change due to a DEA classification of kratom as a Schedule 1 substance. (Which means it’s totally banned even from research.)

The herb appears to have helped people. Why ban it, even from research, in the face of increasing prescription opioid addiction?

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He knew: Obama used a pseudonym in emails with Clinton, FBI documents reveal

"Hey Barrack looks like Hillary has some ideas for Libya."
“Hey Barrack looks like Hillary has some ideas for Libya.”

It should be noted that this comes from Politico.

And by the way this is what Valerie Jarrett Obama’s most important advisor had to say about what the White House knew about Hillary Clinton’s email “issues.”

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Big Pharma Lobbies To Keep People Hooked On Opioids?

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I read sometime in the last year that the pharmaceutical lobby is widely thought to be the most powerful lobby in Washington.

Consider that for a moment. More powerful than oil and gas, more powerful than the lawyers, more powerful than the banks. Pharma is the biggest dog on K Street.

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Mylan’s EpiPen Schools Push: Were parent health bloggers manipulated (enticed?) into lobbying for the company?

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So Mylan recruited a team of parent “health bloggers” to make the case for an EpiPen mandate in public schools. The company wined and dined the bloggers and then paraded them in front of lawmakers and the media. During this time Mylan was also jacking up the price of the EpiPen as schools were forced to buy the product.

(From Reuters)

It was the first of at least four summits, each involving about 15 bloggers,

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Stockman: Inequality Led to the Rise of Donald Trump

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David Stockman is one on a list of people I watch particularly closely. He gets what’s going on, he’s been on the inside of budgetary Washington and the inside of New York finance, and has emerged from it all as a kind of gadfly dissident. He says what he’s thinking and very often it is dead on.

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Professors Aren’t Feeling the Economy’s Pain

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I think there is much truth to what Mr. Kocherlakota has to say. The life of a professor, particularly the kind of professors we are talking about here, is pretty comfortable and insulated. That is one of the reasons they continue to cling to their Keynesian (for the most part) religion. Life is good, the economy is “working” – for them. (Now the adjunct profs are a whole different equation.)

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