Roger Stone settled a defamation suit seeking $100 million in damages on Monday for publishing false and misleading statements on InfoWars.com...
[...] The agreement requires Stone to run ads in national newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, apologizing for making defamatory statements about a Chinese businessman who is a vocal critic of Beijing. It also requires Stone to publish a retraction of the false statements on social media. Doing so exempts him from paying any of the damages.
Warning against the “dangers of populism,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says using immigration as a wedge political issue puts Canada’s future at risk.
Trudeau might face a steep challenge if migration turns out to be an election issue.
The firm already is in the thick of investigations by US prosecutors and regulators over Goldman's conduct in the controversy.
[...] "The criminal charges of this nature are grave, and it goes to the core of Goldman's business as an investment bank," said Nizam Ismail, a partner at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP in Singapore.
"If the outcome of the case results in a criminal conviction against the bank, there are potentially severe reputational and financial risks to the bank, as well as the bank's standing as a licensed financial institution with regulators worldwide."
President Trump is clawing back American wealth; inch by inch… bit by bit. This is the full monty. This is economic nationalism. This is for all the marbles.
[...] President Trump and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin have already begun assembling and delivering a new banking system.
Instead of attempting to put Glass-Stegal regulations back into massive banking systems, the Trump administration is creating a parallel financial system of less-regulated small commercial banks, credit unions and traditional lenders who can operate to the benefit of Main Street without the burdensome regulation of the mega-banks and multinationals. This really is one of the more brilliant solutions to work around a uniquely American economic problem.
We've been talking about currency resets, replacement of the Fed Reserve, and even going back to the gold standard for awhile now, but in order to accomplish something at a grand scale, you need to have a really intelligent team at hand that can provide stability mechanisms to achieve such goals.
Sundance from ConservativeTreehouse has a great piece right now that talks about the war with Global vs National economics and how it's coming to a head now. An excellent read and highly recommend it. With that said, I'll leave you with a quote that Trump has made in the past regarding the Federal Reserve that should give you some clarity on his position towards that monster he is facing up against:
Trump also raised eyebrows and energized supporters when he rented out the 50th floor of a building he owns to American Precious Metals Exchange (APMEX) — and allowed the company to pay its security deposit in gold bars rather than constantly depreciating Federal Reserve notes. In a video produced by Birch Gold Group about the deal, Trump explained his thinking behind the move, arguing that gold was better than cash.
“Sadly we all know what’s happening to the dollar,” he explained, alluding to the fact that the U.S. dollar has lost more than 95 percent of its purchasing power since the banking cartel known as the Federal Reserve took over in 1913. “The dollar is going down and it’s not a pretty picture, and it’s not being sustained by proper policy and proper thinking. This was an opportunity and maybe an opportunity to show people what’s happening with the dollar so we can do something about it.”
Google will have capacity to more than double its headcount in New York over the next 10 years, CFO Ruth Porat said in a blog post. Also, Apple announced last week it will build a new $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas while Amazon chose Long Island City last month as the location for one of its new headquarters.
Tumblr’s ban on adult content is now in effect and users will begin to see explicit posts disappear from public view. Media showing sex acts, exposed genitals, and “female-presenting” nipples will be hidden.
All posts that are currently flagged as explicit are now being hidden from view...
Jorge Beltrao Negromonte da Silveira, his wife, Isabel Pires, and his mistress, Bruna Cristina Oliveira, were sentenced over the weekend after they were arrested in 2012 for killing at least three women, Brazilian outlet G1 reported. The trio -- nicknamed the "cannibals of Garanhaus" for the neighborhood where the murders took place -- was on trial for killing Alexandra Falcon Silva, 20, and Gisele Helena da Silva, 31.
Silveira was sentenced to 71 years in prison, while his wife received 68 years and his mistress 71 years and 10 months.
The trio lured women to their home by offering them a job as a nanny or giving them religious advice before slaughtering them and eating their flesh. Silveira’s wife used some of the flesh to make stuffed meat pastries called "salgados." They sold some of the pastries to neighbors.
The National Football League is having a very difficult time finding acts to play the halftime show for the league's annual Super Bowl — and musicians are beginning to call the prime time performance slot the "least-wanted gig" in music.
[...] The problem seems to be the NFL, and in particular, its relationship with out-of-work second-string QB Colin Kaepernick.
Rodolphe “Skip” Vallee, the CEO of St. Albans-based gasoline distributor and retailer R.L. Vallee, is alleging that Sanders and his senior press adviser, Daniel McLean, conspired against the business owner by drumming up a class-action lawsuit, according to federal court documents.
MIT engineers devised a way to create 3D nanoscale objects by patterning a larger structure with a laser and then shrinking it.
The team can generate structures one-thousandth the volume of the original using a variety of materials, including metals, quantum dots, and DNA.
President Donald Trump on Monday said he authorized a second round of payments from an aid package of up to $12 billion designed to help farmers stung by the U.S. trade war with China, billing it as a promise kept to a key constituency.
Farmers hailed Trump’s decision to proceed with the payments. “They are a significant help as we continue to deal with low prices,” said Kirk Leeds, chief executive of the Iowa Soybean Association. “It has been a tough year for U.S. soybean farmers.”
The USDA expects direct payments to farmers under the program to total $9.567 billion, with around $7.3 billion for soybean farmers, the hardest hit from the trade war. The USDA program includes an additional $1.2 billion in food purchases, and around $200 million to develop foreign markets, bringing the total estimated aid to just below $11 billion.
The future of archaeology? It is possible that using 3D printed models of fragments could help the study of other historic sites that have fallen apart in time, but the technology has so far turned out to be more cumbersome and less user-friendly than expected, and Vranich says that so far, there’s no easy substitute for an archaeologist’s trained eye.
More than 300 Google employees have signed an open letter protesting the Dragonfly project. Monday's report comes after Google's CEO told Congress that currently the company has no plans to bring search to China.
Pretty surprised they caved to the pressure. Google shouldn’t be the only company being lambasted for their efforts though, let’s not forget Cisco’s role in The Golden Shield Project, a supplement to their Great Firewall.
Of the 40,000 recorded gun-related deaths in 2017, more than a third were homicides while more than half were suicides, according to the CDC data. At 14 deaths per 100,000 people, white men accounted for the highest percentage of suicide deaths by firearm. Black men accounted for the most firearm homicide deaths.
Nearly 500 gun deaths were unintentional, according to the CDC, while 553 “contributed to legal intervention and operations of war.”
It's pretty clear that if the 20,000+ people who committed suicide didn't have a firearm, they would find another way, and the people that committed murder would too. But the real question is, how many gun deaths were related to self-defense and how many of the homicide victims were denied their right to protect themselves with a firearm?
The tiny planet is called 2018 VG18 — later nicknamed “Farout” by the team that discovered it — and it’s about 3.5 as far away as Pluto, some 18 billion kilometers (11.2 billion miles) away. That’s more than 100 times the distance between the Earth and the Sun — and about the same distance as Voyager 2, the NASA probe that launched in 1977 and reached interstellar space this month.
Farout was spotted by the Japanese Subaru telescope in Hawaii on November 10 by Shepard and several colleagues, according to a statement on Carnegie Institution for Science’s website.
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