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    TrumpMania: US president draws 20,000 people at rally in traditionally Democrat-voting Youngstown, Ohio

    26 Jul 2017, 12:29 pm
    President Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" rally in Ohio was marked by protesters, but he still had time to push for a repeal of Obamacare, call out "fake news," list his "many wins" and even brag of "liberating our cities" of illegal immigrants. Comment: Not exactly; he spoke of liberating US cities of drug gangs, particularly a notorious one that is staffed largely with gangsters of Mexican origin. Thousands gathered to hear the president speak on Tuesday in Youngstown, Ohio, where the president held a "Make America Great Again" campaign-style rally at the Covelli Center. Comment: 7,000 people, in fact. The event sold out. 20,000 registered to attend, so they installed a large screen outside the convention center for the overflow crowd: The event was reminiscent of a Trump election campaign rally, with pro-Trump merchandise being sold, and big trucks with Trump's name plastered on the side. Comment: Again, like everything else with Trump, he's breaking moulds. Immediately after this speech, he posted another barrage of tweets that the media again felt hopelessly compelled to report on - negatively, of course - thus again drawing attention to the fact that Trump stands alone against 'evil and corrupt elites', the very narrative he is winning with!

    Mystery investor bets 262 million ´╗┐on October stock market crash

    26 Jul 2017, 12:27 pm
    One mystery trader has made an extremely large bet that the stock market is going to crash by October, and if he is right he could potentially make up to 262 million dollars on the deal. Fortunes were made and lost during the great financial crisis of 2008, and the same thing will happen again the next time we see a major stock market crash. But will that stock market crash take place before 2017 is over? Without a doubt, we are in the midst of one of the largest stock market bubbles in U.S. history, and many prominent investors are loudly warning of an imminent stock market collapse. It doesn't take a genius to see that this stock market bubble is going to end very badly just like all of the other stock market bubbles throughout history have, but if you could know the precise timing that it will end you could set yourself up financially for the rest of your life. I want to be very clear about the fact that I do not know what will or will not happen by the end of October. But one mystery investor is extremely convinced that market volatility is going to increase over the next few months, and if he is correct he will make an astounding amount of money. According to Business Insider, the following is how the trade was set up...

    150 years of biology upended by guy from Montana trailer park

    26 Jul 2017, 12:19 pm
    Biology textbooks tell us that lichens are alliances between two organisms-a fungus and an alga. They are wrong. In 1995, if you had told Toby Spribille that he'd eventually overthrow a scientific idea that's been the stuff of textbooks for 150 years, he would have laughed at you. Back then, his life seemed constrained to a very different path. He was raised in a Montana trailer park, and home-schooled by what he now describes as a "fundamentalist cult." At a young age, he fell in love with science, but had no way of feeding that love. He longed to break away from his roots and get a proper education. At 19, he got a job at a local forestry service. Within a few years, he had earned enough to leave home. His meager savings and non-existent grades meant that no American university would take him, so Spribille looked to Europe. Thanks to his family background, he could speak German, and he had heard that many universities there charged no tuition fees. His missing qualifications were still a problem, but one that the University of Gottingen decided to overlook. "They said that under exceptional circumstances, they could enroll a few people every year without transcripts," says Spribille. "That was the bottleneck of my life." Throughout his undergraduate and postgraduate work, Spribille became an expert on the organisms that had grabbed his attention during his time in the Montana forests-lichens.

    'Chlorinated chicken' debate ruffles feathers on both sides of the Atlantic

    26 Jul 2017, 12:17 pm
    If the US and the UK come to a trade agreement, it could mean lowering UK agricultural standards to accept American poultry. This is troublesome for many reasons.

    Trump is being pushed aside so that conflict with Russia can proceed

    26 Jul 2017, 12:01 pm
    What is the Congress up to with their stupid bill that imposes more sanctions and removes the power of President Trump to rescind the sanctions that President Obama imposed? Congress is doing two things. One is that Congress is serving their campaign contributors in the military/security complex by being tougher with Russia, thus keeping the orchestrated threat alive so that Americans denied health care don't start looking at the massive military/security budget as a place to find money for health care. The other is to put President Trump in a box. If Trump vetos this encroachment on presidential power, Congress and the presstitute media will present the veto as absolute proof that Trump is a Russian agent and is protecting Russia with his veto. If Trump does not veto the bill, Trump will have thrown in his hand and accepted that he cannot reduce the dangerous tensions with Russia. In other words, the bill is a lose-lose for Trump. Yet Republicans are supporting the bill, thus undermining their president.