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The first casualties of Trump's trade wars are Texas cattle ranchers

Richard Parker, Contributor

KYLE, Texas - If the first casualty of war is truth, then the first casualties of trade war are the working man and woman. And first among them is about to be the iconic Texas rancher.

Here in the rolling pastures of bright, green spring grass at the edge of the Texas Hill Country, the handful of large spreads prosper from a wet winter. The short-horned Charolais breed, imported from France via Mexico, grow thick and wide, their white coats bright in the sunshine of impending spring. The Charolais makes for some of the finest grass-fed beef in the world. Now that a years-long drought has broken, ranchers can count on trucking in less of that expensive coastal grass they require in the dry months.

But the Texas cattle rancher now faces a new threat: the Trump administration's blundering, blustering trade policy. By threatening a trade war with Mexico within days of inauguration, the president helped trigger a slide in cattle futures. Mexico is a major export market. By sinking the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the new administration cut off long-sought access to the Japanese market. Now banks have raised the conditions for collateral for loans for ranchers.

Texas ranchers, though, will not be alone for long. Beef producers from Nebraska to the Dakotas face the same problems. So do grain farmers in Kansas and the snow-covered corn fields of Iowa, just like tomato farmers in California and Florida and autoworkers in Michigan, longshoremen, truckers and railway workers in Miami and Houston and Long Beach. These will be the first casualties of a trade war.

More: https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/02/16/first-casualties-trumps-trade-wars-texas-cattle-ranchers?fbclid=IwAR3-AN4cn5du8zHEIqK0XMepivLkQbnuCOaLJC7dhkkOaXYtP-objDRTBBk


By Greg Walters
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WASHINGTON — House Democrats hope to revive the public's waning interest in Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday, when they bring him to Capitol Hill for a good old-fashioned grilling.

But while they've fought internally about how to act on Mueller’s damning conclusions, they’ve actually seen some progress when it comes to investigating Trump in another crucial area: his finances.

Democrats have launched at least nine different investigations aimed at digging into Trump’s banking records, foreign income, insurance history, accounting files and business archives — most recently a lawsuit aimed solely at prying loose his federal tax returns.

With so many probes underway, at least one is bound to get through eventually, legal and financial experts told VICE News. The question is: when?

More: https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/bj9973/trump-still-faces-9-investigations-into-his-finances

Imprisonment, job loss and lawsuits: Charlottesville neo-Nazis have suffered miserably after

Imprisonment, job loss and lawsuits: Charlottesville neo-Nazis have suffered miserably after infamous hate rally

Written by Brad Reed / Raw Story August 9, 2019
It’s been two years since neo-Nazis marched with Tiki torches in Charlottesville, Virginia, and a new report from the Anti-Defamation League has found that many of the marchers have not fared well since that fateful weekend in August 2017.

The ADL this week published a “Where Are They Now?” guide to the 2017 Charlottesville demonstrators and found that a good deal of them suffered from various repercussions for their actions, including “imprisonment, job loss, de-platforming — or banning users who violate their terms of service — on social media platforms, travel bans and rejection by friends and family.”

Among those who saw their lives ruined by their participation in the rally are three former active-duty Marines who were discharged by the Marine Corps after they were discovered marching in Charlottesville.

The report also found that more than a dozen “Unite the Right” marchers have since been imprisoned for various crimes, most notable Ohio resident James Alex Fields, Jr., who was convicted of murdering counter-protester Heather Heyer after he plowed his car into a group of people.

More: https://www.alternet.org/2019/08/imprisonment-job-loss-and-lawsuits-charlottesville-neo-nazis-have-suffered-miserably-after-infamous-hate-rally/?utm_source&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1080&fbclid=IwAR3Z4y_L39gAZeklVNj7jR2T6NnDRgzBFz5PM7Zpo3OA1s8J-trVchfiKik

Jeffrey Epstein Camera Malfunction: No Proof for Rumor, But Other Questions Remain

Rumors have been circulating ever since Jeffrey Epstein was found dead that cameras at the prison malfunctioned the night of his death. However, at this point it’s not known if there were any cameras recording Epstein and, if there were, whether they were working or recorded footage. The person who started the camera malfunction rumor didn’t provide sources at the time to verify his tweet. However, there are plenty of other questions surrounding Epstein’s death that have led some officials to call for a deeper investigation. Read on to learn more about the rumor and how it got started, along with questions that have led officials to seek an investigation into Epstein’s death.

The Camera Malfunction Rumor Started with a Tweet that Did Not Cite Proof or Sources
Michael Coudrey seems to have started the camera malfunction rumor on Twitter. He wrote: “BREAKING: Alleged ‘camera malfunction’ last night at MCC where Jeffrey Epstein was locked up.” Coudrey has a blue check next to his name on Twitter, so his account has been verified as authentic. He is not a bot.

More: https://heavy.com/news/2019/08/jeffrey-epstein-camera-malfunction/

The Biggest Bombshells in Newly Unsealed Epstein Documents

Over 2,000 pages were released Friday about the notorious sex offender and his girlfriend, who is accused of procuring young girls for his abuse.

Pilar Melendez
Justin Miller
Katie Baker
Updated 08.10.19 3:34AM ET / Published 08.09.19 6:35PM ET

One of the biggest blows in the decade-plus case of Jeffrey Epstein came on Friday when a federal court unsealed documents from a lawsuit by one of Epstein’s accusers against his mysterious girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell. Virginia Giuffre accused Maxwell of procuring young girls for sexual abuse by Epstein and his powerful friends. (The two sides settled in 2017.) The more than 2,000 pages of documents provide the greatest details yet on allegations against Epstein, including eye-popping claims involving some of the world’s most famous men, allegations of sex slaves, and more.

Here are some of the major revelations:

Directed to Have Sex With World’s Most Powerful Men

Giuffre said in several depositions that Maxwell and Epstein trafficked her to powerful men for sex. In 2016, she said Maxwell specifically instructed her to serve former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, Britain’s Prince Andrew, wealthy financier Glenn Dubin, former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, modeling scout Jean-Luc Brunel, and scientist Marvin Minsky. She also says Maxwell and Epstein directed her to have sex with “another prince,” a "foreign president," a well-known prime minister" and the owner of a “large hotel chain.” None of the men named have been charged with a crime and all have denied inappropriate behavior.

Epstein ‘Needed’ Three Orgasms a Day
A woman once employed to be Epstein’s personal masseuse testified that he said he needed “at least three orgasms” every day day. “It was biological, like eating,” said Johanna Sjoberg. “I thought it was a little crazy.”

More: https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-biggest-bombshells-in-newly-unsealed-jeffrey-epstein-documents

Unsealed flight logs show that Trump was on Epstein's private jet in 1997

Michelle Mark
,INSIDER•August 9, 2019

Davidoff Studios/Getty Images

Flight logs list Donald Trump on a January 1997 flight on Jeffrey Epstein's private jet from Palm Beach, Florida, to Newark, New Jersey.

The document confirms the testimony of Epstein's brother, Mark, who said in 2009 that he witnessed Trump fly on Epstein's jets at least once.

The flight logs, unsealed in a trove of court documents Friday, list Trump alongside Glenn and Eva Dubin, a billionaire couple whose relationship with Epstein has recently come under scrutiny.

Thousands of documents were unsealed Friday as part of a case involving Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre, who sued Epstein's alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell for defamation.

Newly unsealed flight logs show that President Donald Trump flew on Jeffrey Epstein's private jet in 1997, along with the billionaire couple Glenn and Eva Dubin.

More: https://news.yahoo.com/unsealed-flight-logs-show-donald-164317605.html?ncid=facebook_yahoonewsf_akfmevaatca

Farmers begin to lose confidence in US-China trade war

Joe Rogan Experience #1330 - Bernie Sanders


We need to see some ads showing what a monster Trump is with clips like this


Footage Surfaces from Bernie Sanders's 1980s Public Access Show The Daily Show

Wow! Some of these clips had me rolling on the floor!

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