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February 18, 2017, 9:25 pmMiss Kitty's prs. wk 2-19

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February 16, 2017, 8:04 pmThis should be our goal...

The interests of Russia and the US are compatible and the most fundamental of them is not to engage in nuclear warfare with each other, former US Ambassador to the Soviet Union Jack Matlock told RT.

Matlock served in Moscow from 1987 to 1991, witnessing the Mikhail Gorbachev-era transformation of the Soviet Union and playing a key role in negotiating international treaties that defused Cold War tensions. He believes that those in Russia and the US who see current tensions between the two nations as a reincarnation of the Cold War are wrong.

"I see no reason for a renewal of the Cold War, because the basic interests of the United States and Russia are compatible. There is simply no reason for us to treat each other as enemies," he said.

The former ambassador says the defusing of tension during his tenure in Moscow was based on the presumption that a nuclear war would be unwinnable, and the same remains true today.

"I think that our most fundamental interest has to do with the control and reduction of nuclear weapons. Let's face it, for both our countries the only issue that affects our very existence is nuclear weapons in the quantities that they now exist."
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The Cold War was fought over the Soviet Union's attempts to spread communism, which is not the case with Russia, the veteran diplomat said.

"The Cold War was over communism and the attempt of the Soviet Union to impose it on other countries. We are living in quite a different situation. Too many people are thinking in terms as if the Cold War still existed, but it doesn't," he said.

Matlock stressed that in both Russia and the US many people believe that the Cold War ended with Washington victorious and Moscow defeated, which, according to his point of view, is simply not true.

"One misunderstanding many people in Russia have is that [Gorbachev's] concessions to the West somehow brought about the destruction of the Soviet Union. That is simply not true. Every agreement Gorbachev made was in the interest of the Soviet Union," he said.

"It is not the West that brought down the Soviet Union. The Cold War was over well before the Soviet Union collapsed," he added. "Many in the West who say, 'We won the Cold War and the Soviet Union was defeated' are wrong. And those in Russia who say the same thing are also wrong."

Matlock suggested that both Russia and the US should try to treat each other with more respect to overcome the current difficulties.

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February 16, 2017, 3:33 pmGerman Intel Clears Russia of Interference...

After a multi-month, politically charged investigation, German intelligence agencies could find no good evidence of Moscow-directed cyber-attacks or a disinformation campaign aimed at subverting the democratic process in Germany. Undaunted, Chancellor Angela Merkel has commissioned a new investigation.

Last year, Berlin's two main intelligence agencies, the BND and BfV (counterparts of the CIA and FBI) launched a joint investigation to substantiate allegations that Russia was meddling in German political affairs and attempting to shape the outcome of Germany's elections next September.

Like the vast majority of Americans malnourished on "mainstream media," most Germans have been led to believe that, by hacking and "propaganda," the Kremlin interfered in the recent U.S. election and helped Donald Trump become president.

German intelligence agencies rarely bite the hand that feeds them and realize that the most bountiful part of the trough is at the CIA station in Berlin with ultimate guidance coming from CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. But this time, in an unusual departure from past practice, analysts at the BND and BfV decided to act like responsible adults.

Whereas former CIA Director John Brennan prevailed on his analysts to resort to anemic, evidence-light reasoning "assessing" that Russia tried to tip the U.S. election to Donald Trump, Berlin's intelligence agencies found the evidence lacking and have now completed their investigation.

Better still, the conclusions have been reported in a mainstream German newspaper, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, apparently because a patriotic insider thought the German people should also know.

More here: https://consortiumnews.com/2017/02/15/german-intel-clears-russia-on-interference/
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February 14, 2017, 10:57 pmSpeaking of Russia. From 2015-

Speaking of Russia. From 2015-

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/cash-flowed-to-clinton-foundation-as-russians-pressed-for-control-of-uranium-company.html?_r=1

At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of that group built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One.

Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton's wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One's chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.

And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.

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February 12, 2017, 7:21 pmHate Speech...

I have seen a lot of hate spewed in recent days about a man who is a constant winner and overachiever, and that's what the people who support him like about him. Yes, he's been caught in some lies and maybe twisted the truth a little, but he's still out there proving his haters wrong time after time! Some people are just jealous of someone who is successful and has money. Throw in a hot foreign model at his side and they hate even more. You may not have wanted him in his role, but he's there now and there's nothing you can do about it. I know it's just going to get worse over the next several days, but like it or not, Tom Brady won the Super Bowl.

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February 9, 2017, 1:58 pmSo what happened to Obama and the left...

February 9: SENATOR Barak Obama On Immigration
KSFO.com ^ | 2/9/17 | KSFO Morning Blog

Posted on 2/9/2017, 11:57:15 AM by NohSpinZone

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The American people are a welcoming and generous people. But those who enter our country illegally, and those who employ them, disrespect the rule of law. And because we live in an age where terrorists are challenging our borders, we simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, and unchecked. Americans are right to demand better border security and better enforcement of the immigration laws.

(Excerpt) Read more at ksfo.com ...

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February 9, 2017, 1:22 pmThree Muslim Brothers, IT Professionals Fired

Three Muslim Brothers, IT Professionals Fired from Capitol Hill for Spying � Funneled House Data to External Server (VIDEO)

Feb 9th, 2017 10:00 am by Jim Hoft

Three brothers who managed office IT for government officials were relieved of their duties last week on suspicion that they ... 142

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February 9, 2017, 1:19 pmMore Americans trust Potus Trump...

Poll: More Americans Trust POTUS Trump than #FakeNews Mainstream Liberal Media
Poll: More Americans Trust POTUS Trump than #FakeNews Mainstream Liberal Media

Feb 9th, 2017 10:57 am by Jim Hoft

A new poll released this week found that Americans trust President Donald Trump than the #FakeNews mainstream liberal media. ...

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February 9, 2017, 1:16 pmSwedish school now in trouble...

Swedish School That Received "Peace Prize" For Accepting Most Refugees � Now a War Zone Surrounded by Barbed Wire

www.gatewaypundit.com

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February 8, 2017, 9:55 pmCoulter - worth reading...

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/08/ann-coulter-maniac-running-foreign-policy-not-trump/

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February 8, 2017, 5:07 pmLove...hehee

A group of women were at a seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with their husbands.  The women were asked, "How many of you love your husband?"  All the women raised their hands.  Then they were asked, "When was the last time you told your husband you loved him?"  Some women answered today, a few yesterday, and some couldn't remember.

The women were then told to take out their cell phones and text their husband - "I love you, Sweetheart"

Next the women were instructed to exchange phones with one another and read aloud the text message they received in response to their message.

Below are 12 hilarious replies. If you have been married for quite a while, you understand that these replies are a sign of true love.  Who else would reply in such a succinct and honest way?

1. Who the hell is this?

2. Eh, mother of my children, are you sick or what?

3. Yeah, and I love you too. What's wrong?

4. What now? Did you wreck the car again?

5. I don't understand what you mean?

6. What the hell did you do now?

8. Don't beat about the bush, just tell me how much you need?

9. Am I dreaming?

10. If you don't tell me who this message is actually for, someone will die.

11. I thought we agreed you wouldn't drink during the day.

12. Your mother is coming to stay with us, isn't she?

Kinda tugs at the heart, doesn't it?

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February 8, 2017, 2:53 pmSilencing the truth...

A police officer who broke ranks to reveal that migrants are to blame for the vast majority of serious crime in Sweden is now under investigation for incitement to racial hatred.

Peter Springare's exasperated rant describing the face of crime in Sweden received a huge amount of attention since it was posted to Facebook on Friday 3rd.

In the post, the officer concedes that while it's not politically correct to say so, almost all the serious crime cases he had dealt with over the past week involved migrants. He also states that this situation has been ongoing for the last decade or more.

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February 7, 2017, 4:23 pmThink about this every day...

113 BILLION taxpayer money spent on illegal immigration every single year.

Imagine how many children, elderly we could help with this money.

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February 7, 2017, 3:55 pmBotox Nancy...

Nancy Pelosi says she can't 'work with President Bush' February 7, 2017 In addition to living in the past, the Democrats are now in full obstruction mode, committed to bringing down the Republican POTUS, whoever he might be.  More at AmericanThinker.com

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