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List of 24 Points Pressing Hard Toward Recession

By David Haggith 1 – The US stock market is slightly overbought (which is not a positive in terms of head room for more of a rally). 2 – It’s massively built up on debt that is now more expensive…

The Mueller Report Can’t Be Copyrighted, Is Flagged by Copyright Bots Anyway

By EFF Did you know that anything created by federal government employees, under American law, can’t be copyrighted? They go right into the public domain. That means it’s impossible for there to be any copyright infringement on, say, a report…

Barnaby Joyce, Angus Taylor, Australia and the Caribbean

It is extraordinary that the profit from Barnaby Joyce’s record payment for Australian water rights, an $80 million payment of taxpayers’ money, found its way to a company in the Cayman Islands which had been set up by Angus Taylor,…

Mitt Romney is “sickened” by the Trump administration’s “dishonesty” after reading Mueller report

Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney offered harsh criticism of the Trump administration after reading the recently released redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian involvement in the 2016 election, saying he was “sickened” by the “dishonesty and…

Kabul attack: Explosion and gunfire near ministry building

The attack happened in a busy area of central Kabul Gunmen have attacked the Afghan ministry of information in the centre of the capital Kabul, officials say. An explosion was heard at 11:40 local time (07:10 GMT) while sporadic gunfire…

Evonne Goolagong Cawley believes Ashleigh Barty and Australian women can create history

Evonne Goolagong Cawley was already a fan of Ashleigh Barty’s game but watching her hit a slice backhand has convinced the tennis great she can lead Australia to its first Fed Cup title in 45 years. Goolagong Cawley was the…

Taking A Spin At Russian Roulette

Hong Kong listed NagaCorp one of four companies currently creating casino resorts near Vladivostok in far eastern Russia. NagaCorp Primorsky in far eastern Russia wants to be the next big thing in Asian gaming. The region has received more than…

Black Fawn Distribution Launches Black Fawn VOD

Our friends at Black Fawn Distribution the distribution arm of the indie genre filmmaking group Black Fawn Films have added another member to their growing family. On National Film Day here in Canada they launched Black Fawn VOD in Canada.…

Notes from the Samsung Galaxy Fold: day four

Apologies for skipping day three. This kept me extremely busy yesterday. Though the Galaxy Fold remained a constant companion. Before you ask (or after you ask on Twitter without having read beyond the headline), no it’s hasn’t broken yet. It’s…

DEADLY TEN: Full Moon Features Invites You To Watch The Production of Ten Horror Movies This Summer

Here is something that should be of interest to not only horror fans but also budding and aspiring filmmakers out there.  Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a horror movie but are too lazy to get your…

Don’t let sneaky graphs fool you: minimum wages do not cost jobs

If this election is a referendum on wages, as Bill Shorten claims, then the minimum wage will be an issue. Alan Austin has examined the latest World Bank data. THE MINIMUM wage has been a divisive topic in many countries…

Elizabeth Warren Is Officially Calling For Trump’s Impeachment

By Scott Eisen/Getty Images. The 2020 candidates are starting to join the growing calls for Trump’s impeachment, as the release of the redacted Mueller report has inspired some Democrats to start embracing the “i-word.” Following a statement by candidate Julián…

Telling white lies can be avoided (with these exceptions)

Picture this. Your best friend is getting married and she looks absolutely beautiful. That is, except for her choice of headwear that better resembles road kill than chic bridal accessory. When she asks what you think of it, you’re stumped…

WeWork is replacing its chief operating officer to focus more on overseas growth

WeWork is shuffling around some of its most senior executives as it tries to build out its international presence, which is a big test for the office-rental company in justifying its recent $45 billion valuation. Eugen Miropolski, who previously oversaw…