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Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish

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It is our fervent hope here at Durstco that all you loyal readers join us in welcoming the elixir of opportunity that is 2017 and pray that it goes down smoother than that most recently departed year whose name has been wiped from our memory banks. Might have had something to do with a one, a zero, a two and a six. Not necessarily in that order.

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CIA, NSA, and the Media against Trump

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Still, US President Barack Obama is playing his last game to sabotage the presidency of his successor. The alleged interferences of Russia into US elections is still unproven, despite the final briefing Trump got from the intelligence community that needed weeks to fabricate the "proof".

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Is that all there is?

Or slogging through “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections: The Analytic Process and Cyber Incident Attribution.”

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Printing Money? It’s all in the Name

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Forbes list of the top ten recent financial scandals includes Enron, Madoff and Worldcom, not one of which cost a trillion dollars, but interestingly, its list omits the financial chicanery that has ultimately been the most expensive and has harmed United States citizens the most. This is not because Forbes has an inadequate understanding of finance, but it may be because the rest of us do.

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Foreign Policy Blowback in Germany

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Ever since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, one of the things that has fascinated me most is the response of the mainstream media. Supporting the retaliatory invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, ever-increasing budgets for the national-security establishment, and constantly expanding infringements on civil liberties and privacy, mainstream reporters, commentators, and pundits have steadfastly resisted focusing on the root cause of anti-American terrorism: deadly foreign interventionism on the part of the United States and other Western countries in the Middle East.

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