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Global Disorder- What Are the Options?

by Graham E. Fuller (grahamefuller.com) 22 August 2017 Global disorder is on the rise. What can the US do about it? There are two fundamentally different approaches one can take—it all depends on your philosophy of how the world works. The first school thinks primarily in terms of law, order …

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BHP to quit U.S. shale business as annual profit surges

BHP Billiton (BHP.AX), the world’s largest miner, reported a surge in underlying full-year profits on Tuesday and said it would exit its underperforming U.S. shale oil and gas business, pleasing disgruntled shareholders who had called for a sale. The Anglo-Australian mining giant, which is under pressure from U.S. hedge fund …

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The Trump administration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change

The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate analysis into long-term planning. The charter for the 15-person Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment — which includes academics …

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The Steve Jobs’ Last Words Hoax

This is the infamous Steve Jobs’ Last Words that have been shared by hundreds of thousands of people on social media and email chain letters. Steve Jobs’ Last Words I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little …

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Counterprotesters dwarf controversial rally in Boston

A self-described “free speech” rally on Saturday in downtown Boston was dwarfed by thousands of counterprotesters opposed to the organizers’ right-wing views. Organizers of the “Boston Free Speech Coalition Rally” expected about 100 people to attend, according to a permit they obtained for the event. A Facebook page for the …

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‘I hope Trump is assassinated’: A Missouri lawmaker faces mounting calls to resign after Facebook comment

A Missouri lawmaker is under mounting pressure to resign after she said on social media she hopes President Trump is assassinated, following his response to violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Democratic state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal went on her personal Facebook page Thursday morning to vent two days after the president blamed “both sides” …

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Chinese media ‘racist’ video on India clash sparks anger

Chinese state media has released a propaganda video that lambasts India over a border dispute, sparking accusations of racism. The English-language clip, which accuses India of committing “sins”, features a Chinese actor in a turban, mockingly speaking in an Indian accent. Xinhua published the clip on Wednesday which is from …

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