France said it was acting on intelligence from NATO that the civilian ship could be involved in trafficking arms to Libya.
France is still looking out for TOTAL and others in the French oil, gas and petrochemical industries' interests. The French played a key role in having Ghadaffi ousted and offed.
Libyan people continue to suffer as the globe's oil powers continue their fights for control of oil, gas and their shipment.
Long passed time to stop burning so much oil, gas (and coal), long passed time to move away from the fossil economy. Stop wars for oil.
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In the U.S., the response has been politicized with Republican President U.S. Donald Trump attacking opponents at the state and city level.
Trump continues his attacks and continues to flip-flop and bungle while the country's health and economic problems worsen. Canada is wise for not following Trump's American way.
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Hospital data related to the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. will now be collected by a private technology firm
Trump etal are turning data collection over to a private surveillance capitalism firm that has been handed a contract they didn't even have to bid on. Curious how those claiming they believe in something I've heard them call 'free market capitalism' view this. Crony capitalism? Corporatocracy? National socialism?
The new system was set up by TeleTracking, a private company based in Pennsylvania, which was awarded the $10 million contract in a non-competitive bid in April.
US$10,000,000 is a puny amount. It's hard to believe they'll do much more than shine some data to make Trump look less inept - to his followers.
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Infighting over the White House's handling of the coronovirus pandemic
Who's in charge? What happened to "I alone can fix it. I have the authority."
Or is Trump back to "I don’t take responsibility for that." He, his media, his WH PR employees and his Republican Rapid Response Team are throwing Dr. Fauci under the bus. They're also blaming Obama plus the usual 'others' including dems/libs, something they call 'the media', China (deservedly) and of course something they call the deep state.
Trump etal are deflecting, pointing blame away from themselves and the problems they are responsible for dealing with while the pandemic continues to further damage the country in every way imaginable.
But Trump's fellow 'elite' couldn't care a whit ; they've got the best healthcare possible and the financial means to continue living their posh lifestyles.
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Trump’s rally in Tulsa last month, which health experts have said likely contributed to a surge in coronavirus cases there,
The virus continues to spread in the US and elsewhere. There are many plausible explanations why people have contracted the virus. One obvious one is ignoring advice from health experts; an example not wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. Another reason is people listen to 'leaders' and actually believe those saying it's un-American to do so. Rot starts at the top and from there is trickled down on all levels, especially on true believers and the 'poorly educated'.
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She has way deeper connections with Clinton than she does with Trump. Keep digging, you'll find them.
Thanks for honest-ing up and admitting Trump's Epstein connections.
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Given Russia's biggest source of revenue is selling gas, oil and coal, expect even greater Russian 'meddling' in US elections. And also expect US and global oil corporations to pour even more money into Republican coffers.
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But isn’t China supposedly helping Trump win the election? Why would he do this then?
Xi knows Trump only cares about his and his family's business dealings. Trump's making the CCP members even richer through their deals.
Xi knows Trump's weakening the US, allowing China to become even stronger. All the globe's other authoritarians also want Trump because he's made the US a puny, isolated laughingstock.
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The first paragraph of this article makes your whining mute.
He's 'just doing his job'.
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@blacklabel What was happening 6 weeks ago? not Memorial Day. Not 4th of July.
Another keep it simple and reduce the frame of discussion to otherside-bad- ignore-my-'side's'-problems and complexity coming from the Republican Rapid Response Team.
Lots of things happened. People clubbing, going to church, gun clubs, restaurants, attending political rallies and demonstrations, among going to dozens of other places, many refusing to wear masks and practice social distancing. Many of those not following safety suggestions following a leader who called doing so 'un-American'.
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she has passports from the United States, Britain and France as well as wealth and an international circle.
15 bank accounts associated with Maxwell recently, with their total balance at one point exceeding $20 million.
used an alias to buy the secluded New Hampshire luxury property
Full on member of the global elite.
13 months in jail under a secret plea deal struck with the then state prosecutor.
Google Barr's law firm and Trump Labor appointee (formerly) Acosta. Maxwell's been connected with the Trump admin, Clinton and a 'royal' among others in the global elite. And now she's in a facility overseen by Barr/trump.
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“More white people, by the way. More white people.”
Trump knows his base. Trump continues to further divide the country in every way imaginable. Who inside the country's borders gains from a fractured and weakened USA.
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Trump issues tough response to China's treatment of Hong Kong
That's a positive. But I might start to believe Trump's sincere about being 'tough' on China when I read he, Ivanka and Jared have cut all their business ties with members of the Chinese Communist Party.
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Refusing to reopen puts some districts at odds with U.S. President Donald Trump
The list of those at odds with Trump grows daily.
the United States has one of the highest numbers of cases per capita in the world.
The US becoming less great each day as Trump continues to bungle everything he's involved in. A reverse-Midas, an unclothed emperor.
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Another check on Trump's attempts to further impose his brand of authoritarianism! Little Stephen Miller and his ilk must be fuming.
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"As a country, when you compare us to other countries, I don't think you can say we're doing great,"
When a declining mortality rate, probably a blip, nothing more, is the metric used by Trump etal as an indicator of something positive happening during his watch it's pretty easy for those outside the Trump silo to say
the US is not doing great.
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'Aides to Cruz' have the same credibility Cruz has: None. Another 'elite' flouting rules he expects the little people to obey. Another in the ever growing list of 'rules are for peasants, not the elite' harhar ohmy
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"The world will not allow Beijing to treat the South China Sea as its maritime empire."
China is expanding its empire as the 'west's' various empires fade. The Pacific, Indian and Arctic Ocean regions will see more battles ahead over claims for shipping rights, territory and resources.
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Lawmakers have raised concerns about the spread of the virus
But sill the deniers persist in claiming it's 'just another flu'.
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In recent weeks, however, influential figures in military spheres have begun a pushback against his use of the armed forces.
If so, that's reassuring. States with some remaining democratic principles can check an authoritarian trying to seize greater control. As messed up as democracies are and always have been, they're still preferable to autocracies. For the general population, at least.
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Trump, like all despots before him (and now) needs to constantly find 'others' to blame for any and all problems. Trump uses every possible issue as a wedge issue to further divide his followers from the general population, i.e. the majority of Americans. Trump knows it's easier to keep his base riled up by naming enemies to fear and hate because he no longer has anything positive to say about his reign.
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The United States and Brazil alone account for more than a third of all global deaths from the disease.
Two states run for the benefit of the 'elite' by 'elite' 'conservatives' with zero regard for the general population. How's rightwing 'populism' working out these days for the general populations in both states.
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Yes. Are your for freedom of information and freedom of speech, or against it?
Pro-freedom of speech and pro-freedom of information. Vehemently anti-authoritarianism and anti-empire. I oppose the Trumps, Putins, Erdogans, Xis, etal. And all far right movements. Including the neo-national socialist movements pushed from Moscow.
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I have read his "manifesto"
Isn't it great that most 'westerners' have access to what was written, can interpret what was written based on their own personal beliefs, and can use a media outlet to report that interpretation!
Viva democracies and a free, for-profit press!
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well the liberal claim is that Trump is personally responsible for every death in every state
That's the first I've heard anyone say that. Or is this another case of a Trump supporter unable to find a single positive thing to say about their Trump and instead make up a story hoping to take the thread off topic and have it shut down.
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Care to elaborate ?? Playing politics with the dead seems rather disgu......
The far right are no longer hiding their beliefs. They're further emboldened having ultra-nationalistic, far right authoritarians saying the same things and offering to protect them.
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Do not trivialize peoples' lives just because it suits your political agenda!!!!
It's not surprising but worrying nonetheless the far right have been so blatant in pushing their eugenicist beliefs. This era has seen more and more of them openly and freely claim they favor discriminatory policies. They're saying the quiet parts even louder.
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And what is up with people in Florida, ranting about masks, crowding beaches, bars.....
There are numerous reasons "Florida man" is a meme.
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Except with Trump it is credible and underlined by actions
Actions? Has he had his family sever their business relations with CCP members? One action I'm aware of is Trump and ilk giving even larger subsidies (aka welfare/socialism for the rich) to corporate agriculture.
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