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The 11 Nations Of The United States

Via Jim Quinn's Burning Platform blog, In his fourth book, “American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America,” award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US. Yankeedom Encompassing the entire Northeast north of New York City and spreading through Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, Yankeedom values education, intellectual achievement, […]

Ben Garrison On Mending A Fractured America

Authored by Ben Garrison via GrrrGraphics.com, Earlier this week I was on the Jesse Lee Peterson show out of LA. It was a short segment early in the morning and we briefly discussed the NFL kneelers. I spoke about how they offended the fans, the veterans, and US history in general. I pointed out that […]

New Hampshire Lawmaker Equates Homeschooling To “Child Abuse” – Nanny State To Be Pushed On Parents

Authored by Joseph Jankowski via PlanetFreeWill.com, In 2012, the State of New Hampshire passed a measure that eased the state’s intervention into the operations of homeschooling families by reducing the number of filings parents would have to submit in order to get state approval for their efforts to educate their children. This move, according to Home […]

PDVSA Bonds Crash, Bitcoin Spikes As Venezuela Default Looms

Following President Maduro's statement overnight on restructuring Venezuelan debt, bonds of the nation's state-owned energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), have collapsed, with CDS pricing in a 99% probability of default… As we detailed last night, during a nationwide TV address, Venezuela's socialist president Nicolas Maduro said the country will seek to restructure its […]

In Angry Tweetstorm, Venezuela’s National Oil Company Lashes Out At “Doomsayers”

As reported earlier, Venezuela’s state-run oil company surprised naysayers who speculated that today may be the day PDVSA finally defaults on its $842 million bond issue. In a statement, PDVSA “confirms its full solvency and capacity to fulfill its commitments, despite the economic war and the imposition of unjustified sanctions from Donald Trump,” the oil […]

India, China, U.S., Complain Of Venezuelan Crude Oil Quality Issues

Authored by Zainab Calcuttawala via OilPrice.com, Venezuela’s Indian, Chinese, and American clients are complaining that crude shipments from PDVSA are poor in quality and are resulting in demands for discounts and returned shipments, according to a new report by Reuters, including interviews with over a dozen sources and supporting documents. The disputes involve the contamination […]

NAFTA Talks Heat Up As Trump Administration Takes Aggressive Stance On Autos

Trump’s NAFTA negotiators in recent days put forth a string of bold proposals on everything from auto rules of origin, a sunset clause, government procurement, and gutting dispute panels seen by the other nations as core to the pact. The moves were long-signaled, as was Canadian and Mexican opposition to them, but with a more […]

Puerto Rican Mayors Investigated For Hoarding Supplies For “Constituents Who Voted For Them”

Over the past couple of weeks, President Trump has taken a beating in the mainstream media for, among other things, suggesting that the mayor of San Juan had politicized federal disaster relief efforts in response to Hurricane Maria and that it was, in fact, local mayors and residents who were failing to help the recovery […]

Antifa Groups Plan Nationwide “Deface Columbus Day” Acts For Monday

Tomorrow’s Columbus Day celebrations could turn violent, as various “antifa” anarchist groups have announced a nationwide campaign to deface Christopher Columbus statues during Monday’s holiday. According to PJ Media, at least five Christopher Columbus statues have already been vandalized in New York City in recent weeks, based on reports from Far Left Watch. In one […]

Maduro Visits Putin, Proposes Global Oil Trade In Rubles, Yuan

Three weeks after the US imposed financial sanctions on Venezuela in an effort to cripple its economy and choke the Maduro regime, which in turn prompted Caracas to announce it would no longer receive or send payments in dollars, and that those who wished to trade Venezuelan crude would have to do so in Chinese […]