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Among the curiosities revealed by the following chart, it illuminates the ignorance of the populace with regard to the military.

How can the military be more trustworthy than the government that controls it?

Twenty months after the Prince of Wales paid for an eight figure wedding, Harry and Meghan are abdicating their titles and scarpering to Canada.

And that's the last time you'll see a British Royal marry an American!

People are upset that Jeff Bezos pledged only $1M AU to the Australian wildfire crisis. The reality is that Jeff Bezos pledged zero dollars.

"Amazon is donating 1 million AU dollars in needed provisions and services. Find more about it and learn how customers can help as well." - Instagram Post by Bezos

Idjits.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has linked Iran to 9/11 and this - of course - has spawned a bunch of Twin Towers and other memes about Iran's involvement in 9/11. After perusing my autographed copy of The 9/11 Report, I can relay the following:

"We have found no evidence that Iran or Hezbollah was aware of the planning for what later became the 9/11 attack." — 9/11 Report, p.258

How many other lies are they telling to make the public support aggressive actions toward Iran?

After a two week hiatus, the Fed has dumped another $100B into the financial system.

This is like George Bailey getting a loan from Mr. Potter every week to keep Bailey Brothers' Building and Loan afloat, but instead of drawing on existing deposits, Mr. Potter prints money in the back office and gives it to George.

It means the big banks are so mismanaged that the only thing keeping the economy from going into a death spiral is printing money – which itself leads to a death spiral.

Although exceptionally under-reported, Iraqi parliament did vote to eject the United States on January 5.

Esper's position that we will not leave is just another slap in the face of Iraq's sovereignty.
We may as well start dressing the military in red coats and waxing their moustaches.

California passed a bill in September intended to force companies to convert contractors to employees – but it does not force companies to keep contractors. Hundreds of Vox freelance writers were released prior to the law taking effect in January and only nine full-time positions were created to pick up the slack.

All is well though, Vox property SB Nation Executive Director John Ness invited the recently-shafted to continue contributing content sans remuneration as 'community insiders'.

Because it's the work that matters, not the eating or the light bill.