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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, wore brownface makeup to a party at the private school where he was teaching in the spring of 2001. TIME has obtained a photograph of the incident. The photograph has not been previously reported. The picture was taken at an "Arabian Nights"-themed gala. It shows Trudeau, then the 29-year-old son of the late former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, wearing a turban and robes with his face, neck and hands completely darkened. The photograph appears in the 2000-2001 yearbook of West Point Grey Academy, a private day school where Trudeau was a teacher. read more


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Growing retirement benefits and poor investment returns are at the heart of San Jose's ballooning pension obligations " which are projected to drain an average of $340 million a year from the general fund over the next decade As originally conceived, the city's pension funds were meant to be self-funding. Nevertheless, jurors estimate taxpayers will pay almost 80% of more than $4 billion over the next decade because the investment funds won't raise enough to cover the obligations. "Based on estimated pension payouts and the mandated annual COLA increases," according to the grand jury report, "San Jose retirement plans in the next 10 years will need to payout approximately $4.3 billion." read more


If I had known, 20 years ago, that my side in the ideological wars over gender and sex was going to win so decisively, I would have been ecstatic. Back then, I spent many evenings at the pub or at dinner parties debating gender and identity with other graduate students; or, really, anyone who would listen"my mother-in-law, my relatives, or just a random person unlucky enough to be in my presence. I insisted that there was no such thing as sex. And I knew it. I just knew it. Because I was a gender historian. ..... The problem is: I was wrong. Or, to be a bit more accurate, I got things partly right. But then, for the rest, I basically just made it up. In my defence, I wasn't alone. Everyone was (and is) making it up. That's how the gender-studies field works. read more


A huge fire at a cattle breeding facility in Australia has caused thousands of dollars in damage after at least 100 cylinders containing bull semen were destroyed. Emergency services were called to the blaze in the early hours at Yarram Herd Services in Gippsland, Victoria. According to ABC, it took 10 fire crews more than two hours to fully extinguish the fire after it broke out around 3 a.m. local time. A spokesman from the Country Fire Authority told Daily Mail Australia that the fire had "completely shredded the building." Country Fire Authority Gippsland commander Chris Loeschenkohl said the crew had to be wary of "projectiles" coming at them while they tackled the blaze. read more


Monday, September 16, 2019

Former Attorney General Eric Holder is defending the Obama administration against criticism from the left about its deportation efforts while warning Democratic presidential hopefuls that the U.S. needs borders. "The emphasis there was on people who had criminal records, people who posed a danger, a public safety risk," Holder, who served under former President Obama, said of the previous administration's policy in a CNN interview released Saturday. "Democrats have to understand that ... borders mean something," he added. read more


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Pres Trump's trade war seems to be hurting the global economy to the point that US companies are being affected.

Yes, Blame Trump ...

But does it withstand logic?

Meaning RoW steel should be cheaper than before the tariffs, it would stimulate demand in RoW by lower prices and increase supply.
www.spglobal.com

www.financialexpress.com

Or is it that the US purchasing drives the Steel market?

Which means by blaming Trump you'd rather support RoW, than people at home.

The article is a political piece first ... as my links indicate there is much going on in the RoW they seem to ignore.

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