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Just as we saw with the 2018 elections, the economy is only important when it is bad.

It isn't at this time so it is not showing up on the voters radar, crazy in tne Whitehouse is however.

Trumps problem here is if the economy goes into recession or looks like it is, he will be blamed for that too.

He very best hope is the DEMs nominate a idiot otherwise I just don't see how he can win reelection. He's a f'n buffoon and yes I voted for him and if I had to vote again Trump vs. Hillary, he would again get my vote.

As it stands today, Biden is my preference unless it looks like both the House and Senate going DEM. Then I'd have to vote GOP for the Whitehouse as I prefer a divided government.

Neocons are jonesing for a win somewhere as everything they've touched for the last

2 decades has turned to shit.

Finally, they might have found themselves a militarily weak country that they can win...with lots of oil to boot!!! See the motivation here, "lots of oil"?

I wouldn't lay many chips down that they can pull this one off either and still anticipating a horrendous "false-flag" to grease the skids.

Netanyahu: Israel Is The National State Only Of The Jewish People

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is the homeland “only of the Jewish people,” in a new jab at the country’s Arab minority ahead of April’s election.

Netanyahu on Sunday addressed “slightly confused people” after an Israeli celebrity defended the rights of Israel’s Arab population. Arabs comprise about 20 percent of Israel’s 9 million residents. They have full citizenship rights but have faced decades of discrimination.

On Saturday, actress Rotem Sela denounced Netanyahu’s frequent talking point that his political rival will form a government with Arab political parties.

“When the hell will someone in this government tell the public that Israel is a country of all its citizens,” Sela wrote on Instagram.

Netanyahu responded: Israel “is the national state, not of all its citizens, but only of the Jewish people.”

Israeli Arab Slate, Far-Left Candidate Banned From Election Hours After Kahanist Leader Allowed...

Israeli Arab slate, far-left candidate banned from election hours after Kahanist leader allowed to run


The Central Election Committee disqualified the Arab joint slate Balad-United Arab List and Ofer Cassif, a member of polticial alliance Hadash-Ta'al, from running in the election on Wednesday, opposing the opinion of Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit.

The committee approved Hadash-Ta'al itself. Michael Ben Ari and Itamar Ben-Gvir from the Kahanist, far-right Otzma Yehudit party, who the committee approved to run in the election earlier Wednesday, petitioned against both lists.

MK David Bitan petitioned on behalf of Likud against Balad-United Arab List, and Yisrael Beitenu chairman Avigdor Lieberman petitioned against Cassif. Petitioners claimed both lists and Cassif supported terror and ruled out Israel's right to exist as a Jewish and Democratic state. Mendelblit said he opposed all the petitions.''

Ben-Gvir presented the committee with findings he claimed should disqualify the Hadash-Ta'al slate. He mentioned a call from Ta'al chairman Ahmed Tibi to annul the Declaration of Independence, and quoted a Facebook post by Ayman Odeh, the head of Hadash.


Oh hell of a "democracy" they have going on, eh?

POLL: President Donald Trump Getting Split Favorability In Michigan

Active and likely 2020 voters rate the president

by Ronnie Das
Updated: Mar 07, 2019 04:39 PM EST

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) -- - The leader of the free world created a split reaction in Michigan according to an EPIC-MRA statewide poll released today.

According to the poll, in terms of job performance 58 percent of the people responding said Trump is doing a "Total Negative" job and 12 percent said he's doing a "Just Fair" job as President.

That's opposed to 40 percent who say he's doing a "Total Positive" and 20 percent who say he's doing a "Pretty Good" job.

The results look similar in terms of favorability, 55 percent said they have a "Total Unfavorable" opinion and 46 percent said they have a "Very Unfavorable" opinion of the President while 40 percent of the respondents said they have a "Total Favorable" opinion and 26 percent have a "Very Favorable" opinion of Trump.

Overall, 52 percent of the people polled say the country is heading in the wrong track with 36 percent believing the country is going in the right direction.

If the election were held today 49 percent of survey responders said they would vote to replace Trump, 16 percent would consider voting for someone else, and 31 percent would vote to reelect the President.


Pretty much what I'm hearing here on the ground.

Full Obedience Or Tougher Sanctions: US Says N. Koreas Step-By-Step Denuclearization Unacceptable

Published time: 8 Mar, 2019 02:34

The US administration will not accept any gradual denuclearization of North Korea, a senior State Department official said, just as John Bolton threatened Pyongyang with tougher sanctions, following the unproductive Hanoi summit.

After threatening to ramp up “crushing economic sanctions,” National Security Advisor John Bolton urged Kim Jong-un to ditch any idea of a step-by-step denuclearization of his country.

“The North Koreans, obviously, would like to give up as little of their nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and ballistic missile programs as they could, in exchange for a very broad sanctions relief,” Bolton told Fox News on Thursday, stressing that Donald Trump “wasn't buying” such an approach during the negotiations at the Hanoi summit last week.


China's Xi Jinping To Make State Visit To Russia This Year - Foreign Minister

Published time: 8 Mar, 2019 02:52
Edited time: 8 Mar, 2019 03:05

FILE PHOTO © Sputnik / Alexei Druzhinin

Chinese leader Xi Jinping will visit Russia later this year to meet his counterpart Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters, describing the strategic ties between Moscow and Beijing as exemplary.

Relations between Russia and China have already become a model of cooperation between major world powers, Yi noted, expressing hope that the bilateral ties will enter a “new stage.”


Merkel Refuses To Send Navy Ships To Russia's Shores, Rebuffs US Pressure - Report

Published time: 7 Mar, 2019 20:09
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has allegedly stood up to pressure from Washington as she declined a proposal by Vice President Mike Pence to send German Navy ships towards Russia’s Crimea, Bloomberg reports, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter. Pence allegedly wanted German ships to sail through the Kerch Strait separating Crimea from mainland Russia. France, which was reportedly also encouraged to take part in a military maneuver off the Russian shores, refused to do it as well, calling the potential drills an “unnecessary provocation.”

'Today We Have Justice' Florida Police Officer Convicted In 2015 Shooting

March 7, 20196:06 PM ET

A jury in West Palm Beach, Fla., has convicted a former police officer in the shooting death of a black motorist. It's the first time in 30 years that an on-duty police officer in Florida has been convicted in a shooting.

Corey Jones, a housing inspector and part-time musician, was on his way home from a nightclub in October 2015 when his van broke down on Interstate 95 in Palm Beach Gardens. He was on the side of the road in his SUV when he called for roadside assistance.

Jones was on the phone with a tow truck dispatcher when Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja, dressed in plainclothes, wheeled his unmarked van the wrong way down an exit ramp, stopping just feet from Jones' van. Raja was part of a team investigating auto theft and was wearing jeans, a T-shirt and a baseball cap.

On a recording of the phone call with the dispatcher, introduced as evidence at the trial, Raja is never heard identifying himself as a police officer. In the recording, the door to Jones' SUV is heard being opened, and he tells Raja, "I'm good." Using an expletive, Raja tells him to get his hands up and begins shooting two seconds later. Prosecutors say Jones left his vehicle and began running. On the recording, 10 seconds go by, and Raja is heard firing three more shots at Jones, killing him.


US Households See Biggest Decline In Net Worth Since The 2008 Financial Crisis

•Household net worth fell at the highest level since the financial crisis, according to Fed data.

•Net worth at the end of 2018 was at $104.3 trillion, a drop of $3.73 trillion from the third quarter.

Jeff Cox | @JeffCoxCNBCcom
Published 9 Hours Ago Updated 3 Hours Ago

Americans' net worth fell at the highest level since the financial crisis in the fourth quarter of 2018 as sliding stock market prices ate into the household balance sheet.

Net worth dropped to $104.3 trillion as the year came to an end, a decrease of $3.73 trillion from the third quarter, according to figures released Thursday by the Federal Reserve. The fall amounted to a drop of 3.4 percent.

Much of the slide came due to Wall Street's woes, as the stock market suffered a precipitous decline that started in October and briefly reached bear market status. Equities skidded as investors began to fear that the Fed would keep raising interest rates even as economic conditions began to deteriorate.

By the time the market drop ended in late December, households saw $4.6 trillion worth of equity value deteriorate. The decline was offset somewhat by a $300 billion increase in real estate value. The overall move was the second-highest quarterly dollar drop since the Fed began tracking the statistic.


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