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Post time 2017-12-26 18:15:08 |Display all floors
More US Troops Heading to Afghanistan Front line in 2018

After sixteen years, the war in Afghanistan is the the longest conflict in U.S. history.
The US has been at war 222 out of 239 years since independence in 1776...
  United Nations estimates that the number of Afghan civilians killed during a six-month period this year reached an eight year high...

Please not the tongue into China...
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Post time 2017-12-31 15:16:57 |Display all floors
Venezuela Set to Launch Its Own Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency

According to the Venezuelan government, the country’s cryptocurrency will launch within the next few days and will be backed by 5.3 billion barrels of oil worth $267 billion. If it seems like a drastic and sudden move, consider those dire circumstances often call for dramatic action. Venezuela is currently in the midst of an overwhelming financial crisis, which the government hopes that this move will offset. However, the adoption of cryptocurrency is by no means a surefire method and the launch of the “petro” cryptocurrency was only just announced earlier in December.

Beyond oil, the crypto will additionally be backed by Venezuela’s oil, gas, gold, and diamond reserves. While the move has been referred to as a “hail mary” stunt by some, the country’s Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez is confident that the currency will successfully launch within a couple of days.

Referring to the part of Venezuela’s southern Orinoco Belt, Rodriguez stated that “Camp one of the Ayacucho block will form the initial backing of this cryptocurrency. It contains 5.342 billion certified barrels of oil. We’re talking about backing of $267 billion.”

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Post time 2018-1-2 15:06:44 |Display all floors
Venezuela Returns Nearly 200 Treasured Artifacts to Costa Rica

No such similar items exist anywhere else in the world and in many cases, the items are completely unique...

The items include artifacts of significance to understanding the Indigenous cultures and peoples who populated the Americas.

Venezuela will return nearly 200 pre-Columbian stone and ceramic archaeological artifacts to Costa Rica on Jan. 2, making good on a promise to return plundered goods to the Central American nation.
The Ministry of People's Power for Culture and the Institute of Cultural Heritage agreed to repatriate the treasured Indigenous heirlooms after they were discovered among various properties seized by Venezuelan authorities.
After Harry Mannill Laul passed away in 2010 at his Costa Rican mansion in San Rafael, the capital of Heredia province, local authorities found over 100 pre-Colombian treasures. That same year, Venezuelan customs officials obtained 56 similar items illegally held at a warehouse, tipping them off to search his home in the country. It was there that they found a veritable museum of artifacts. The house was searched two more times in 2015.
Laul was an archaeological art collector of Estonian origin who allegedly aided the German Nazis in 1941and 1942.

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Post time 2018-1-2 17:22:40 |Display all floors
California Launches First Legal Retail Sales of Marijuana

The nation’s most populous state now joins a growing list of states, and the nation’s capital, where so-called recreational marijuana is permitted even though    the federal government     continues to classify pot as a controlled substance, like heroin and LSD.

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Post time 2018-1-3 11:28:16 |Display all floors
The hunter had his own big game safari company that toted wealthy foreigners on tours since the 80s.

T. Botha, a settler from Tzaneen, South Africa, was on a hunt in the neighboring country when four elephants charged at them.
One female elephant picked up Botha with her trunk after he had fired at the others, collapsing on top him when she was shot by another hunter. Botha was then killed, crushed to death.
Botha had his own big game safari company that toted wealthy foreigners on tours since the 80s. From a family of white settlers who arrived in South Africa in 1878, the hunter served in the South African infantry during the Angolan War...

At the same time, China is doing away with ALL Ivory business and Elephant Trophy...  
In other words, China Shuts Down Its Legal Ivory Trade...
Throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries, the mass slaughter of elephants was carried out at the hands of the European colonial powers and then later North American entrepreneurs.

However, there seem to be a loophole:
the UK, the Chinese announcement appears to allow for the continued trading of antiques, which campaigners fear may act as a loophole.

Perhaps the UK should do as China did

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Post time 2018-1-3 13:43:57 |Display all floors

US blocks sale of Moneygram to China's Ant Financial

It is the highest profile Chinese deal to be rejected by Washington since Donald Trump came to power.

Thanks, and I truly mean it Mr. President

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Post time 2018-1-4 12:46:01 |Display all floors
Brazil's Petrobras to pay $2.95 billion to settle US class action lawsuit



    Petroleo Brasileiro said it has agreed to pay $2.95 billion to settle a U.S. class action brought by investors who claim they lost money as a result of a corruption scandal.
    Brazil's state-controlled oil company, known as Petrobras, denied any wrongdoing.
    It is one of the largest securities class action settlements in the U.S.

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