Trump Aide Floated Withdrawing U.S. Forces to Please Putin

January 16, 2018

… More recently, in June 2017, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania joined U.S. forces in a NATO cybersecurity War game aimed at protecting the Baltic allies digital infrastructurethe same month that The former administration official who told The Daily Beast about Harringtons proposal was incredulous that anyone on the NSC would treat U.S. forces and European allies as chess pieces in a greater game with the Kremlin. But the ex-official chalked it up to geopolitical inexperience and an enthusiasm for …

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Missile threat alert for Hawaii a false alarm; officials blame employee who pushed ‘wrong button’

January 16, 2018

… it wasn’t out of the realm of possibility that a nuclear War could start by accident if proper safeguards aren’t taken. “The risk of accidental nuclear War is not hypothetical — accidents have happened in the past, and humans will err again,” tweeted Perry, who served under former President Bill Clinton. “When the lives of millions are at risk, we must do more than just hope that mistakes won’t happen.” What will state officials do now? State …

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Jeff Sessions Unleashes Federal Prosecutors On Legal Marijuana

January 9, 2018

… overrule Attorney General Sessions and protect consumers, our economy, the will of the voters, and states’ rights.” “Sessions has shown a preference for allowing all commerce in marijuana to take place in the black market, which will inevitably bring the spike in violence he mistakenly attributes to marijuana itself,” said Rohrabacher. “He is doing the bidding of an out-of-date law enforcement establishment that wants to wage a perpetual weed War and seize …

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Fitch Upgrades Philippines in Win for Duterte’s Economic Plans

January 1, 2018

Fitch Ratings raised the Philippines sovereign rating in a boost for President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic plans, which include a tax reform that’s set to strengthen the fiscal outlook. The rating on the nation’s long-term foreign currency-denominated debt was raised one level to BBB with a stable outlook, Fitch said in a statement on Monday. The upgrade puts the Philippines on par with Italy and ahead of Indonesia. Despite the …

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