Monthly Archives: January 2018

First Indictment Issued In Russian Bribery Case Tied To Obama-Era Uranium One Deal – The Republican News

The DOJ handed down an indictment in the Uranium One Deal released on Friday. THIS is what the media was trying so hard to cover-up. Unlike the leak with Manafort and his indictment (which had nothing to do with Russian collusion in the Trump campaign), America woke up to non-stop news about Manafort turning himself in.

Mark Lambert, 54, of Mount Airy, Maryland, was charged in an 11-count indictment with one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and to commit wire fraud, seven counts of violating the FCPA, two counts of wire fraud and one count of international promotion money laundering. The charges stem from an alleged scheme to bribe Vadim Mikerin, a Russian official at JSC Techsnabexport (TENEX), a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation and the sole supplier and exporter of Russian Federation uranium and uranium enrichment services to nuclear power companies worldwide, in order to secure contracts with TENEX.

Source: First Indictment Issued In Russian Bribery Case Tied To Obama-Era Uranium One Deal – The Republican News

On Course To Miss 2020 Climate Targets, Germany Opts To Scrap Them

Germany likes to champion itself as a climate leader. But when delivering her headline speech to the summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel was unable to make any new climate commitments. That’s because she was locked in difficult coalition negotiations with the free-market liberals and the environmentalist Greens. Outside the meeting space, activists staged a massive rally at a nearby coal pit, drawing attention to what is the most carbon-intensive location in Europe.Germany is still 40 percent reliant on coal, a reality Merkel acknowledged in her speech. Because of strong economic growth and Merkel’s decision to phase out nuclear power, Germany is set to miss Merkel’s target of lowering carbon dioxide emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2020.

Source: On Course To Miss 2020 Climate Targets, Germany Opts To Scrap Them

Texas Economy Booms While California Wheezes Along

When it comes to economic growth and prospects for the future, Texas is far ahead of California, according to CNS News. Its story, analyzing data just released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, found in the first quarter of this year the gross domestic product in Texas expanded at a rate almost forty times greater than that of California.Surfing on a “boom in the mining sector and by a large increase in manufacturing” GDP in the Lone Star state grew at a rate of almost 4 percent, while the California economy wheezed along with growth of a tenth of one percent.The numbers for California would have been even worse except the BEA uses a strange weighting system that includes the growth of “social assistance” and “government,” neither of which produce anything on their own, but rather take money from productive areas of the economy and redistribute it.

Source: Texas Economy Booms While California Wheezes Along

Washington state offers three gender options for birth certificates

Washington state residents who dont identify as male or female will soon be able to choose X as their gender on birth certificates.Starting January 27, they will be able to identify as male, female or X on birth certificates. The policy lets Washingtonians change existing documents; it does not apply to new ones.The rule, announced Thursday by the state Department of Health, defines X as the following:A gender that is not exclusively male or female, including, but not limited to, intersex, agender, amalgagender, androgynous, bigender, demigender, female-to-male, genderfluid, genderqueer, male-to-female, neutrois, nonbinary, pangender, third sex, transgender, transsexual, Two Spirit, and unspecified

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‘Third World Conditions’: UK’s Socialised Health Service Forced to Cancel All Non-Emergency Operations

All hospitals in Britain’s socialised National Health Service (NHS) have been ordered to cancel all non-emergency operations until at least the end of this month, as the worst winter crisis in 30 years takes hold.Around 55,000 planned procedures are expected to be axed in a desperate attempt to free up beds, the Evening Standard reports. One senior doctor claimed that patients are being treated in “third world” conditions in some hospitals.

Source: ‘Third World Conditions’: UK’s Socialised Health Service Forced to Cancel All Non-Emergency Operations

Trump rips Pakistan in first tweet of 2018 | TheHill

President Trump blasted Pakistan in his first tweet of 2018, saying its leaders have given the U.S. “nothing by lies & deceit.”“The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools,” he said Monday morning.“They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” he added.

Source: Trump rips Pakistan in first tweet of 2018 | TheHill