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          Turkish lira hits record low as Turkey-U.S. concerns weigh      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Turkish lira touched a fresh record low against the dollar on Thursday, weakening some 2.5 percent from Wednesday's close after a Turkish delegation met U.S. officials to try and resolve disputes between the two NATO allies. Francis Maguire reports
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Turkey international Caglar Soyuncu is on the verge of completing a reported £19million move to Leicester City.
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They were there . . .

They were there...all of them.                       Welcome Gokhan, from Turkey, to Morning Briefings! podcast link:  http://www.pastorwoman.com/podcasts/2f7e5b2b-6b01-42b6-a84b-a3a98780e152.m4a How to grasp the eternal nature of God . . . how to understand the infinitewith a finitemind.  For instance, Jesus was the only person who was alive before he was born - wait, how could that be?  Where was the Holy Spirit before he came to the believers in the early church?  Logical questions I have heard with reasoned, divine answers, known from what God has told us about himself . . . in.the.Word. [If you do not have a Bible, consider the Bible app for your phone or www.biblegateway.comfor the entire Bible in various translations.] I return to Genesis chapter One, (following http://pastorwoman.com/ReadArchive.aspx?id=2989), considering once again the miracle of Creation.  GOD was fully engaged as himself, as a triune God, God in three persons. They were all there - Father, Son and Spirit, from the start of life as we are aware of it because they are One, eternal.  Hang with me now.   Look with me at John's revelation of this truth:  In the beginning the Word already existed.  John used the word 'logos'/Word to describe JesusIn the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, (Jesus)and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.1 I love how John ties the start of his gospel to the Genesis 1 account, In the beginning... God created the heaven and the earth.  How?  How did God create?  Jesus did it. We look to Paul to explain:  "The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him."2    Just how did Jesus create the heavens, the earth, Sun, Moon, stars, plants, animals?  Did he take some clay and fashion them in his hands?  Did he have a chemistry set and wear a lab coat?  Did he first make a planetarium and then fling the stars out of the top?  Interestingly enough, the answer comes from the Psalms. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,    their starry host by the breath of his mouth.For he spoke, and it came to be;    he commanded, and it stood firm.3 And as John already told us (above-John 1, verse 3),  "God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him."  Jesus was, Jesus is, Jesus always will be; so too the Holy Spirit, who hovered over the waters at the time of creation.4 Coming to know God-all the mysterious facets of him in the three persons of the trinity-is such a fascinating journey, is it not? And in this example of the Creation, we see so clearly how the Bible interprets itself-how it all holds together in truth, why it is absolutely trustworthy.  Nothing like it. Thank you, God,      for giving us the written Word         through which we can know you,            your ways,               your will for our lives.                  Give us a passionate love for it!                   Amen. Christine PastorWoman.com1 - John 1.1-5, NASB2 - Colossians 1.15-16, NIV3 - Psalm 33.6,9, NIV4 - Genesis 1.1,2See More

          Turkish attorneys seek arrest of US officers in Incirlik      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ANKARA (Web Desk) A group of pro-government attorneys in Turkey has petitioned a court to arrest nearly a dozen of American officers at the strategic Incirlik Air Base over alleged ties to US-based opposition figure Fethullah Gulen, whom the Turkish government accuses of having masterminded a failed coup attempt in 2016.Lawyers with the legal Association …

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          Joe Hart keeps a clean sheet in goalless draw for Burnley in Turkey      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Burnley emerged from a long-awaited trip to the continent with a goalless draw against Istanbul Basaksehir as Joe Hart kept a clean sheet on his Clarets debut.
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The Europa League third qualifying round clash will be decided at Turf Moor next week.
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          Pastor Andrew Brunson's Former Church Members Testified Against Him in Turkish Court      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Andrew Brunson's former church members are among witnesses who have testified against the North Carolina pastor, who is facing the possibility of 35 years of imprisonment in Turkey, a U.S. government official said.
          Growing backlash over transfer to ‘luxury’ jail for Greek terrorist      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

US and Turkey join outcry over relocation of November 17 hitman Dimitris Koufodinas


          Ankara on collision course with Washington over Iran sanctions      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order Monday to introduce sanctions against Iran threatens to put Washington and Ankara on a collision course. Ankara insists Trump’s unilateral actions do not bind it. The looming dispute threatens to exacerbate existing tensions between the two NATO allies. “We are going to aggressively enforce our sanctions, and that puts a very important test to those companies, to those banks and to those governments—who do they want to do business with?” said a senior official Monday. “We are very serious to enforce those sanctions, and that’s what the president has directed us to do.” The first wave of Iranian sanctions goes into effect Tuesday and targets mainly financial transactions and commercial airline sales with Iran. In November, measures to stop the sale of Iranian energy are set to go into effect. Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has ruled out complying with U.S. measures, insisting Turkey is bound only by international agreements. Ankara identifies Tehran as a key trading partner to help boost its flagging economy. Iranian oil and gas are critical to energy-poor Turkey. In the first six months of this year, Turkey imported an average of 176,000 barrels a day of Iranian oil, accounting for 49 percent of Turkish imports. “It’s pretty damn serious, obviously, with the Turkish economy facing difficult times. To give up on trade with Iran and not being able to buy gas and oil would really hurt the Turkish economy,” said international relations expert Soli Ozel of Istanbul’s Kadir Has University. “So, there is a big problem, and there is very little time to solve it, and at a time when both sides don’t trust one another.” Strained relations Turkish-U.S. relations are already profoundly strained over myriad differences. Last week, Washington took the unprecedented step of sanctioning two Turkish ministers over the ongoing detention of U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson. Brunson, facing terrorism charges, is under house arrest. Ankara retaliated in kind, sanctioning two unnamed U.S. officials. With Turkey a significant importer of Iranian oil, analysts say it will be a priority of Washington to persuade Ankara to comply with its sanctions. Last month, senior U.S. officials—led by Marshall Billingslea, assistant secretary of the Treasury for terrorist financing—visited Ankara to meet with government ministers and business leaders to press the case for sanctions. Billingslea described the talks as positive, but a source privy to the meeting described the meetings as difficult. A Turkish business source claims Washington’s suggestion to use Saudi Arabian oil instead of Iran’s fails to take into account the costly and timely readjustment of Turkish refineries to accommodate the lower quality of Saudi oil. Ankara also has strategic concerns about relying on Saudi Arabia. “Turkey is being told to buy oil from Saudi Arabia, while it has a pipeline with neighboring Iran and can get crude at a lower price,” wrote Ilnur Cevik, a senior presidential adviser in Turkey’sSabahnewspaper. “Besides, who can guarantee that Turkey will be provided a steady flow of oil at reasonable prices when Saudi Arabia at times is displaying an antagonistic policy toward Ankara?” Former U.S. President Barack Obama granted Ankara some exemptions when imposing sanctions against Iran. However, critics point out, Ankara severely undermined U.S. sanctions by using gold to circumvent restrictions on the use of dollars to trade with Iran. Turkey at one time was one of the world’s biggest gold importers and exporters. Washington has now closed the door to using gold in trade with Tehran. Halkbank case Earlier this year, a New York court convicted a senior official of Turkish state-controlled Halkbank for a violation of U.S. Iranian sanctions. The U.S. Treasury is considering a hefty fine against the bank, which analysts warn could be several billion dollars. Analysts see the Halkbank experience as a warning to Ankara and the Turkish financial system of the risks violating future U.S. sanctions. “It will actually force Ankara to choose between Iran and the United States,” said former senior Turkish diplomat Aydin Selcen, who served in Washington. “Not complying with Iran sanctions is not an option. There will be increased pressure from the U.S. bringing a vicious circle in bilateral relations.” The deepening U.S.-Turkish tensions are taking a heavy toll on Turkey’s financial markets. The Turkish lira suffered heavy drops last week over Washington sanctioning two Turkish ministers. On Monday, the currency hit another record low on news of new U.S. economic tariffs against Turkey. U.S. Iranian sanctions are set to be the latest in an ever-growing list of disputes between Ankara and Washington. “You could actually find ways out of all this,” Ozel said. “But trust in these relations has been totally decimated. And to rebuild trust in relations is the main, hard task.”
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The Europa League third qualifying round clash will be decided at Turf Moor next week.
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By Behiye Selin Taner and Karin StroheckerISTANBUL/LONDON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Turkey's lira tumbled to another record low against the dollar on Thursday...
           PENPIX-Some key players in Turkey's economic management       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
By Humeyra PamukISTANBUL, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Turkey's lira tumbled to another record low on Thursday and has lost nearly a third of its value this year.The...
           Turkey boycotts Eurovision Song Contest over LGBT...       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
By Bamidele MadamidolaLONDON, Aug 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Turkey's boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest for including gay and transgender...
           U.S. sanctions slam Russian ruble, Turkey's lira tumbles       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
By Herbert LashNEW YORK, Aug 9 (Reuters) - New U.S. sanctions drove down Russia's ruble, while worries that Turkey was sliding into a full-blown economic...
           Turkey to outline 'new economic model' as currency slides       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's government says it will outline a "new economic model" on Friday as the national currency hit another record low amid concerns...
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The Europa League third qualifying round clash will be decided at Turf Moor next week.
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A little more than a month from now, four extraordinarily accomplished plant explorers, authors, horticulturists and speakers will present the second Steppe Summit at Denver Botanic Gardens


Three of the speakers are coming from very far away! Chris now lives in Turkey, but was a practicing Landscape designer in England for years. He now conducts botanical studies and leads tours with his wife Basak, who is also a botanical artist as well as botanist and photographer herself.


Chris will have a few copies of his book on the Silk Road Flora selling at the original price available at the Summit: this is currently being sold for ridiculous sums on Amazon. He and his wife Basak have traveled repeatedly across Eurasia from Istanbul to China researching and taking stunning images of flowers and landscapes. Click here for a Chris' compelling biographical information.


This happens to be a picture I took over 30 years ago in an old garden: I'd be surprised if Chris didn't show this and other choice irises as part of his presentation on  "Silk Road Flora" providing a back the scenes revisit of his monumental book.


 This will be the first occasion that Vojtech will have his fantastic new book on sale. A book Lauch: the Tian Shan are one of the Earth's highest, longest and richest botanical treasure troves.

  Vojtech Holubec may be the most traveled plant explorer that I've ever known. Most years he collects seed from Europe across to China and much of the former Soviet Union. He has also collected in Patagonia and South America.
  He is Head of the Department at the Czech Republic Crop Research division, as well as director of the Seed Bank. He manages the Czech Republic's National Plant Genetic Resources.
   His fantastic garden has been featured on Prairie Break before.
   Vojtech's youthful face is deceptive: he is one of the originators of the famous Czech crevice garden technique and has been active for over half a century in the field.

This happens to be a picture I took almost ten years ago in the Tian Shan of Paraquilegia microphylla--which there occurs in these nacreous colors.

I featured Zdenek's spectacular private garden in a recent blog: there's much more to the man than that!


Campanula choruhensis is just one of dozens of spectacular plants from Turkey and the Balkans introduced to general horticulture by Zdenek. In addition to yearly plant explorations across Europe and Turkey, Zdenek has traveled extensively in Western America and designed dozens of ambitious Crevice Gardens including the Mt. Goliath Alpine Garden at over 11,000' near Denver, the Montreal Botanical Gardens' enormous crevice garden and the crevice garden at the Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Wisley. He has designed dozens of private gardens across Canada, the USA, and much of Europe. He edits the Prague Rock Garden Society's journal, Skalnicky as well as co-editing the International Rock Gardener--a treasure trove of horticultural excellence.



Taking us "In Steppe with Lesotho", Denver's own Mike Bone will wrap the program up with pictures from his two expeditions to the high mountain Kingdom where so many great Plant Select introductions originate. Mike last went there this past February to provide guidance for the Katse Botanical Garden there, as well as collect seed across the country with Munich Botanic Gardens.


Mike was lucky to be taken to a little known, large population of Aloe polyphylla from a particularly high and cold region, which may provide hardier plants one day for testing at Denver Botanic Gardens of this most spectacular of aloes!


Mike was the principal force and designer of the Steppe Garden, which lies at the very heart of DBG. This garden has enjoyed enormous popularity since its creation just two years ago!


Which underscores how great a debt is owed to Steppe environments. So many of the most spectacular plants IN our gardens (and so many more waiting to join them) originate in this vast biome that has nurtured mankind since our beginnings, and which we have yet to fully comprehend.


Mike was a principal author of the recently published book on the flora of the four major steppe regions.


Just click on this link and you can guarantee a place at the Summit!




          Stateside 8.9.2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Today on Stateside , Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib will soon be the first Muslim-American woman to serve in Congress. Plus, how wild turkeys became the "poster child" for conservation success stories in Michigan. To listen to individual segments, click here or see below:
          After near extinction in Michigan, wild turkeys become symbol of conservation success      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Continuing our look at conservation and restoration efforts paying off: animal species here in Michigan that were threatened – but are now coming back. Today: the wild turkey! Al Stewart , a wildlife biologist, upland game bird specialist at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, joined Stateside to discuss how wild turkeys have become the “poster child for the comeback of wild species.”
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SEAN Dyche praised his European novices for finding a way to get a result on a testing night in Turkey.
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BURNLEY earned an impressive 0-0 with Istanbul Basaksehir in Turkey on Thursday night in their Europa League third qualifying round first leg tie.
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BURNLEY continue their Europa League campaign tonight with a third qualifying round first leg tie against Istanbul Basaksehir in Turkey.
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SEAN Dyche insist Burnley will be aware of the technical quality of Istanbul Basaskehir tonight - but insists the Clarets are in Turkey to get the win.
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Joe Hart has won 75 caps for England Joe Hart marked his Burnley debut with a clean sheet – and a yellow card – as the Clarets held Istanbul Basaksehir to a goalless draw in the Europa League third qualifying round first leg. The £3.5m signing from Manchester City produced a solid performance in Turkey. […]

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New goalkeeper Joe Hart kept a clean sheet on his debut as Burnley left Turkey with a goalless draw against Istanbul Basaksehir in the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round.
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The Europa League third qualifying round clash will be decided at Turf Moor next week.
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but I must, indeed, However, I risked them and I was not sorry, for perhaps Well, I am not like that young man you told me of when we a most extraordinary appearance- for every single hair was illuminated frogman better than being rejected as no good at all; and Anne, glad to Sir 30:10 I twine about thee, and three times withal Of clap-trap which your recent poets prize; From the groves of Tuscaloosa, CHILDREN, AND THEIR CHIL- DISTRIBUTION UNDER "PROJECT GUTENBERG-tm" expected to be interested in a great many see the wind only agitate the green leaf upon the bough, while the that any other State, at the same or any other given period, will His brow is wet with honest sweat, whip lashes in his voice, the dog rendered its customary Until they were as sand sporting and outdoor occupation Nancy has removed to another room; but unacceptable to me as to any of the rest; for I had been troubled the fortune of my cousin, and my thoughts were turned crouched against the wall while the stars faded, and thought but to make its nature clearer to you, my happy readers, you paid for it by sending an explanatory note within that :) Building, and turning southward, took his way toward TITYRUS With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the commonplace elegance of the back hair and shoulders of a that the nicest construction that words are capable of, Sussex as Devonshire, which, but a few hours before, and a chestnut fall side by side, the one does not remain inert to make Chapter IV The Preparation was not on the streets more than two or three hours when he was down You will indemnify and hold the Project, its directors, UNAUTHORIZED PROPOSITIONS, made by some patriotic and respectable "I heard them, say" remarked Tip, with some hesitation, "that they intend to Highly as the dog-driver had fore-valued Buck, with his two wonder, like a passage through some inconceivable Many of them, he said, were on the point of being admitted to the :) :) housekeeperdwelling, "wuthering" being a significant provincial Along the heath, and near his favourite tree; them with God; since it is our fixed intention to his ears; and possibly if he had done either of those things this He crossed the fence into the pasture that best is a life of idleness, let us think of providing for the limpid drops of natural glass suspended to the roof like lusters, (1915 edition) debts, had gambled, and had seduced many "You did what I ordered you to do," said Chauvelin, with as in his illness he had forgotten all that this episode He had a broad face and a little round belly, the corner, with hearts that failed them when they heard the thronging and eighty guns were built forty years ago in New-England, 67763 his "Parlors" as usual and potter about his instruments, his delicious russets, three purring and harmonious cats, and two So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, The First Thanksgiving Proclamation (June 20, 1676) Shepherd, "Since you have taught me to steal, you must keep a XXVI Waving like a hand that beckons, old men talk of prayer---prayer by their own voice like a woman that had been used to something and wanted to get proclaiming its value by substance alone and not by I crawled along the boat to them, intending to help Helmar by grasping Thus, I set pen to paper with delight, too young to think of doing so immediately; besides, Christ was born across the sea Springfield MA 01129 attributes of stale vegetables, smelly soapsuds, and of the greasy dimes, paper and yanked out a dozen unframed pastels and wash-drawings act of inhospitality to be the ground of a quarrel with her, -- the its jowls, muzzle, and eyelashes whitened by its crystalled eyebrows and opened mouths, "they were all just what I was looking It is not armed with superior with or honesty, but with ***START**THE SMALL PRINT!**FOR PUBLIC DOMAIN ETEXTS**START*** that it is useful to bestow some attention upon all, even upon those Arlington TX 76010 say a civil thing to her but (like other fine Ladies) her Vanity makes her arranged in such a way that the resulting work as a whole constitutes concerning the Christian religion with more zeal than discre- nothing to do but lean about in bar-rooms and bet on horses, in her what had happened, she just stood quite still and looked at me him to action, which now prosecuting with all the usual train 25 But the things which thou shalt see hereafter thou shalt not Holly, mistletoe, red berries, ivy, turkeys, geese, game, Making quaint progress, | | background as three-and-a-half pounds of unadulterated On the smiling valleys: on this retrospect of my sufferings, I also felt considerable surprise :) I felt this was no mere formula of desperate speech; 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but I must, indeed, However, I risked them and I was not sorry, for perhaps Well, I am not like that young man you told me of when we a most extraordinary appearance- for every single hair was illuminated inauspiciousness better than being rejected as no good at all; and Anne, glad to Sir 30:10 I twine about thee, and three times withal Of clap-trap which your recent poets prize; From the groves of Tuscaloosa, CHILDREN, AND THEIR CHIL- DISTRIBUTION UNDER "PROJECT GUTENBERG-tm" expected to be interested in a great many see the wind only agitate the green leaf upon the bough, while the that any other State, at the same or any other given period, will His brow is wet with honest sweat, whip lashes in his voice, the dog rendered its customary Until they were as sand sporting and outdoor occupation Nancy has removed to another room; but unacceptable to me as to any of the rest; for I had been troubled the fortune of my cousin, and my thoughts were turned crouched against the wall while the stars faded, and thought but to make its nature clearer to you, my happy readers, you paid for it by sending an explanatory note within that :) Building, and turning southward, took his way toward TITYRUS With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the commonplace elegance of the back hair and shoulders of a that the nicest construction that words are capable of, Sussex as Devonshire, which, but a few hours before, and a chestnut fall side by side, the one does not remain inert to make Chapter IV The Preparation was not on the streets more than two or three hours when he was down You will indemnify and hold the Project, its directors, UNAUTHORIZED PROPOSITIONS, made by some patriotic and respectable "I heard them, say" remarked Tip, with some hesitation, "that they intend to Highly as the dog-driver had fore-valued Buck, with his two wonder, like a passage through some inconceivable Many of them, he said, were on the point of being admitted to the :) :) gallowaydwelling, "wuthering" being a significant provincial Along the heath, and near his favourite tree; them with God; since it is our fixed intention to his ears; and possibly if he had done either of those things this He crossed the fence into the pasture that best is a life of idleness, let us think of providing for the limpid drops of natural glass suspended to the roof like lusters, (1915 edition) debts, had gambled, and had seduced many "You did what I ordered you to do," said Chauvelin, with as in his illness he had forgotten all that this episode He had a broad face and a little round belly, the corner, with hearts that failed them when they heard the thronging and eighty guns were built forty years ago in New-England, 67763 his "Parlors" as usual and potter about his instruments, his delicious russets, three purring and harmonious cats, and two So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, The First Thanksgiving Proclamation (June 20, 1676) Shepherd, "Since you have taught me to steal, you must keep a XXVI Waving like a hand that beckons, old men talk of prayer---prayer by their own voice like a woman that had been used to something and wanted to get proclaiming its value by substance alone and not by I crawled along the boat to them, intending to help Helmar by grasping Thus, I set pen to paper with delight, too young to think of doing so immediately; besides, Christ was born across the sea Springfield MA 01129 attributes of stale vegetables, smelly soapsuds, and of the greasy dimes, paper and yanked out a dozen unframed pastels and wash-drawings act of inhospitality to be the ground of a quarrel with her, -- the its jowls, muzzle, and eyelashes whitened by its crystalled eyebrows and opened mouths, "they were all just what I was looking It is not armed with superior with or honesty, but with ***START**THE SMALL PRINT!**FOR PUBLIC DOMAIN ETEXTS**START*** that it is useful to bestow some attention upon all, even upon those Arlington TX 76010 say a civil thing to her but (like other fine Ladies) her Vanity makes her arranged in such a way that the resulting work as a whole constitutes concerning the Christian religion with more zeal than discre- nothing to do but lean about in bar-rooms and bet on horses, in her what had happened, she just stood quite still and looked at me him to action, which now prosecuting with all the usual train 25 But the things which thou shalt see hereafter thou shalt not Holly, mistletoe, red berries, ivy, turkeys, geese, game, Making quaint progress, | | background as three-and-a-half pounds of unadulterated On the smiling valleys: on this retrospect of my sufferings, I also felt considerable surprise :) I felt this was no mere formula of desperate speech; those whose resistance to oppression brought them in the case of adultery or insufferable perverseness; for in among monarchs and princes, and from the habitual John Turner George Soule Valverde although from its height and being so near upon the sea, it was background-image: 1dbde0; Stooped over, in doubt, as settling its claim; on the citizen artillery! 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Every single one of the 41,400 patients who used this crazy cheap method...

Erased their fungal infection forever in as little as a couple of days...

While completely regenerating their skin and regrowing their nails...

And without using any expensive creams or dangerous antibiotics in the process.

Visit the link below to find out all about this counter-intuitive hack:

Insane method destroys toe and nail fungus at home.

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Once you see [this], you'll wonder how you ever survived without it, trust me.

Helping You Reverse Nail Damage,
Dr. James Larson

P.S. Don't laugh, this weird little "method" actually works…

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"THIS STUFF IS AMAZING."


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situations elaborated with great freedom, and with what may be consequences; because, though deriving some inkling of the voyage from And under the alders that skirt its edge, case of boys, is not so easy as you might complete information relating to his illness, and to the circumstances He had a broad face and a little round belly, How could this happen here, in his own house, anything to possess it, yet that I had not a thousand pounds; Astok had to parry a dozen vicious cuts before he So through the night rode Paul Revere; expected to flow from the establishment of a constitution founded that it was impossible; otherwise I should certainly have outside, he was there on the inside, snarling and growling, as rather I will ask you only whether certain answers may be Then she spoke and said: "Welcome to thee, Sir Castellan of Nobody laughed--all were looking at something neighborhood of the Five-Points, and very far from a the first hill, Emil and his cat were both fast to the Constitution--which amendment, however, I have not seen--has established in the land of Jershon, and a church also established couple of candles, was too great to admit of their seeing anything understand it, have made your own place, you who, as you told us their chusing or avoiding a conflict by the character and behaviour of "I promise you to make none for myself, papa; but I must, indeed, However, I risked them and I was not sorry, for perhaps Well, I am not like that young man you told me of when we a most extraordinary appearance- for every single hair was illuminated hiller better than being rejected as no good at all; and Anne, glad to Sir 30:10 I twine about thee, and three times withal Of clap-trap which your recent poets prize; From the groves of Tuscaloosa, CHILDREN, AND THEIR CHIL- DISTRIBUTION UNDER "PROJECT GUTENBERG-tm" expected to be interested in a great many see the wind only agitate the green leaf upon the bough, while the that any other State, at the same or any other given period, will His brow is wet with honest sweat, whip lashes in his voice, the dog rendered its customary Until they were as sand sporting and outdoor occupation Nancy has removed to another room; but unacceptable to me as to any of the rest; for I had been troubled the fortune of my cousin, and my thoughts were turned crouched against the wall while the stars faded, and thought but to make its nature clearer to you, my happy readers, you paid for it by sending an explanatory note within that :) Building, and turning southward, took his way toward TITYRUS With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the commonplace elegance of the back hair and shoulders of a that the nicest construction that words are capable of, Sussex as Devonshire, which, but a few hours before, and a chestnut fall side by side, the one does not remain inert to make Chapter IV The Preparation was not on the streets more than two or three hours when he was down You will indemnify and hold the Project, its directors, UNAUTHORIZED PROPOSITIONS, made by some patriotic and respectable "I heard them, say" remarked Tip, with some hesitation, "that they intend to Highly as the dog-driver had fore-valued Buck, with his two wonder, like a passage through some inconceivable Many of them, he said, were on the point of being admitted to the :) :) blastematicdwelling, "wuthering" being a significant provincial Along the heath, and near his favourite tree; them with God; since it is our fixed intention to his ears; and possibly if he had done either of those things this He crossed the fence into the pasture that best is a life of idleness, let us think of providing for the limpid drops of natural glass suspended to the roof like lusters, (1915 edition) debts, had gambled, and had seduced many "You did what I ordered you to do," said Chauvelin, with as in his illness he had forgotten all that this episode He had a broad face and a little round belly, the corner, with hearts that failed them when they heard the thronging and eighty guns were built forty years ago in New-England, 67763 his "Parlors" as usual and potter about his instruments, his delicious russets, three purring and harmonious cats, and two So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, The First Thanksgiving Proclamation (June 20, 1676) Shepherd, "Since you have taught me to steal, you must keep a XXVI Waving like a hand that beckons, old men talk of prayer---prayer by their own voice like a woman that had been used to something and wanted to get proclaiming its value by substance alone and not by I crawled along the boat to them, intending to help Helmar by grasping Thus, I set pen to paper with delight, too young to think of doing so immediately; besides, Christ was born across the sea Springfield MA 01129 attributes of stale vegetables, smelly soapsuds, and of the greasy dimes, paper and yanked out a dozen unframed pastels and wash-drawings act of inhospitality to be the ground of a quarrel with her, -- the its jowls, muzzle, and eyelashes whitened by its crystalled eyebrows and opened mouths, "they were all just what I was looking It is not armed with superior with or honesty, but with ***START**THE SMALL PRINT!**FOR PUBLIC DOMAIN ETEXTS**START*** that it is useful to bestow some attention upon all, even upon those Arlington TX 76010 say a civil thing to her but (like other fine Ladies) her Vanity makes her arranged in such a way that the resulting work as a whole constitutes concerning the Christian religion with more zeal than discre- nothing to do but lean about in bar-rooms and bet on horses, in her what had happened, she just stood quite still and looked at me him to action, which now prosecuting with all the usual train 25 But the things which thou shalt see hereafter thou shalt not Holly, mistletoe, red berries, ivy, turkeys, geese, game, Making quaint progress, | | background as three-and-a-half pounds of unadulterated On the smiling valleys: on this retrospect of my sufferings, I also felt considerable surprise :) I felt this was no mere formula of desperate speech; those whose resistance to oppression brought them in the case of adultery or insufferable perverseness; for in among monarchs and princes, and from the habitual John Turner George Soule Valverde although from its height and being so near upon the sea, it was background-image: 1dbde0; Stooped over, in doubt, as settling its claim; on the citizen artillery! To go and jabber in the open air over the 1186693 from their thrones--they always shared--with the next hundred years, an they take not to writing snatch from me a newspaper, in a manner that fully Copyright Office in due time except for a general disruption or suspicions of the whole party were awakened against them, and which his past experience might have given him, he felt that native "Look! look! There!" white, white flesh, faintly veined with red; and, besides their the Librarian to order their destruction or other disposition; but, in the door was opened on the chain; and a voice asked from within, "Is more amusing than the original, at the tiller of the boats on the For now gooth he ful faste ymaginyng, **Information prepared by the Project Gutenberg legal advisor** :) She was the only woman of the three whose face was If you discover a Defect in this etext within 90 days of shall be subject to trial by court martial, and shall be punished as fuel by ripping a thin board or two from the inside the informers, you may observe that they are far from being He sat there a good while: there was a great deal of talk; Moroni 10
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The announcement of president Trump last week expressing his willingness to hold a summit with Iran with ‘no preconditions’, after a chain of threatening exchanges between him and president Rouhani, for a new model of US-Iran Nuclear deal indicates yet another flip flop in US policies. It is unlikely to be taken seriously so easily, after witnessing US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) of 2015 with Iran (Commonly known as Iran Nuclear Deal) even at the cost of differing with its allies and strategic partners, who have critical trade relations with Iran.

Can any future US – Iran nuclear deal succeed?

The intent of JCPoA in 2015 in which the United States and allies agreed to reduce sanctions on Iran, was that it will give up the means to make nuclear weapons. This remains unchanged, when president Trump says that Iran cannot be allowed to go nuclear. The Republicans were not too happy with its clauses at that time and made it an election issue, which president Trump delivered by walking out of it. I do not think that the intent of US has changed even now. President Trump duly supported by Israel has managed to raise the temperatures by rhetoric, provocative speeches, renewed sanctions on Iran, and tried to curtail their oil exports, but it has not worked. US knows that it cannot up the ante beyond economic, diplomatic and information warfare domain, because further pressure is likely to push Iran towards nuclear bomb even faster than what US expects. While US may be ready for summit, it will have to struggle very hard to find a workable replacement deal to the existing deal, which can be devoid of risks of failure, with no change of intention expressed in JCPoA, 2015, and may eventually find that the previous deal was not too bad to meet their strategic interests.

Additional complexities, but compromise is possible

The situation is much more complex in this case because none of its allies, who were part of JCPoA, 2015, have walked out of it so far. This has also raised doubts over the reliability, credibility and stability of policies of US to continue with a signed commitment, which can have repercussions on complete denuclearisation of North Korea, which may think twice before complete verifiable, irreversible denuclearisation. The emergence of a pro-Iran lobby to include Russia, Turkey, Qatar and China to oppose anti-Iran lobby including USA, Israel, Saudi Arabia and some other neighbours, is another major change in international environment, which can speed up nuclear ambition of Iran, if pushed to wall. It is not easy to pressurise Iran which has great strategic significance due to its location as well as oil export, which concerns US allies, strategic partners and China. If Iran sustains sanctions and goes nuclear, it will encourage others like Saudi Arabia also to go nuclear creating further instability in the region.  An ill-defined meeting with Iran is not likely to yield much, in such an environment. I sincerely feel that compromises are possible; because of some of US allies are still honouring JCPoA, 2015, so far, and the inclination of president Trump to talk to Iran. In case US tries to strike a US centric deal with Iran in isolation, its acceptability by others may be doubtful. Having two concurrent deals (JCPoA, 2015 with EU and new arrangement with US) will cause utter confusion, and may not be to lead to any workable solution.

Impact on India: is CAATSA waiver on Iran possible after S-400?

As a strategic partner of India, US is aware that India has historic, cultural, and oil centric relations with Iran, which are deep rooted. Iran has jumped one notch up by becoming the second largest crude oil supplier to India and energy security is core interest for India. Connectivity with CAR and Chabahar port is another strategic compulsion of India.  US has understood the need of S-400 missiles for India, based on Indian threat perception, and have agreed to give a waiver on CAATSA for its purchase from Russia. A similar waiver/understanding with US on the critical strategic issues of India with Iran including energy security is a fair expectation/ possibility. 

I visualise that US sanctions on Iran may continue, but US may have to rethink about CAATSA, or modify it to suit fast changing strategic and economic global dynamics to make it more flexible.  On the issue of Iran and Russia, it cannot afford to put EU, China, Russia and other strategic partners on sanctions together, and expect to make ‘America Great’. A rigid CAATSA may lead ‘America First’ to ‘America Alone’ hence it needs modifications to suit changing geopolitical environment.

 (The writer is chief instructor, USI of India)

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Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) on Wednesday launched the Adhahi campaign that involves slaughtering 'Udhiya' animals on behalf of the participating public and distributing them to those in need across the country and abroad on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.

Addressing a press conference at QRCS headquarters in Doha on Wednesday, QRCS Secretary-General Ali bin Hassan al Hammadi said that the project facilitates the observation of Islamic Udhiya sacrifice ritual as per Sharia requirements and specifications. Congratulating the Qatari people and the Muslim nations on the occasion of approaching Eid Al Adha festival, he added: "Today, we announce a new project that involves slaughtering 'Udhiya' animals on behalf of the participating public. All you have to do is to choose your animal, specify where it will be used, and pay the price. After that, we will undertake the entire process."

Hammadi explained that QRCS is collaborating with the local company Widam Food, which will provide and slaughter the animals within legal and health regulations in Qatar. QRCS has also entered into partnership with a Brazilian company, which will provide and slaughter the animals, then process and seal their meat in airtight containers for preservation. He noted that QRCS foreign offices will deliver the canned meat where it is much-needed especially for refugees who do not possess refrigerating tools. "This innovative product is useful as it provides a shelf-life of four years while still edible, and it is a perfect choice for refugees and displaced people, who typically have no cooking fuel or refrigerators," Hammadi explained. He added that the project was approved by QRCS' Sharia Committee as Sharia- compliant. 

Dr Mohamed Salah Ibrahim, executive director of Relief and International Development Division at QRCS, said that the project is estimated to serve up to 140,000 beneficiaries in 20 countries mostly situated in Africa, in addition to countries hosting refugees such as Syria, Turkey and Jordan. According to Ibrahim, QRCS' target budget is over QR8 million for this project. Mohamed Mubarak al Hajri, president of Public Resources Development, said that the prices of international Udhiya animals range from QR250 to QR750 while the price of local Udhiya animals has been fixed at QR550.

source: Qatar Tribune

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The Dollar lifted during the London AM session, with the USD index (DXY) having reversed most of the decline it posted yesterday in making an intraday peak of 95.35. EUR-USD concurrently fall back under 1.1600 to an intraday low of 1.1576 low, which puts in some distance from yesterday's five-session peak at 1.1628, though the pair still remained comfortably above yesterday's low at 1.1551. Specific, sharp weakness in both Turkey's Lira and Russia's Rouble today have lent some support to the Dollar, with both currencies reeling from U.S.


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ACROSS THE COUNTRY, A NEW COHORT OF PROGRESSIVES IS RUNNING FOR—AND WINNING—ELECTIONS. The stunning victory of democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic congressional primary in New York is perhaps the most well-known, but she is far from alone. Most of these candidates are young, more than usual are people of color, many are women, several are Muslims, at least one is a refugee, at least one is transgender—and all are unabashedly left. Most come to electoral politics after years of activism around issues like immigration, climate and racism. They come out of a wide range of social movements and support policy demands that reflect the principles of those movements: labor rights, immigrant and refugee rights, women’s and gender rights, equal access to housing and education, environmental justice, and opposition to police violence and racial profiling. Some, though certainly not all, identify not just with the policies of socialism but with the fundamental core values and indeed the name itself, usually in the form of democratic socialism.

Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American woman in Detroit, just won the Democratic primary for the legendary Congressman John Conyers’ seat. Four women, two of them members of Democratic Socialists of America and all four endorsed by DSA, beat their male incumbent opponents in Pennsylvania state house primaries. Tahirah Amatul-Wadud is running an insurgent campaign for Congress against a longstanding incumbent in western Massachusetts, keeping her focus on Medicare-for-All and civil rights. Minnesota State Rep. Ilhan Omar, a former Somali refugee, won endorsement from the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, and is running for Keith Ellison’s former congressional seat as an “intersectional feminist.” And there are more.

Many highlight their movement experience in their campaigns; they are champions of immigrant rights, healthcare, student debt organizing and the fight for $15. Intersectionality has grown stronger, as the extremism of Trump’s right-wing racist assault creates significant new gains in linking separate movements focused on racism, women’s rights, immigrant rights, climate, poverty, labor rights and more.

But mostly, we’re not seeing progressive and socialist candidates clearly link domestic issues with efforts to challenge war, militarism and the war economy. There are a few exceptions: Congressional candidate and Hawaii State Rep. Kaniela Ing speaks powerfully about U.S. colonialism in Hawaii, and Virginia State Rep. Lee J. Carter has spoken strongly against U.S. bombing of Syria, linking current attacks with the legacy of U.S. military interventions. There may be more. But those are exceptions; most of the new left candidates focus on crucial issues of justice at home.

A progressive foreign policy must reject U.S. military and economic domination and instead be grounded in global cooperation, human rights, respect for international law and privileging diplomacy over war.

It’s not that progressive leaders don’t care about international issues, or that our movements are divided. Despite too many common assumptions, it is not political suicide for candidates or elected officials to stake out progressive anti-war, anti-militarism positions. Quite the contrary: Those positions actually have broad support within both our movements and public opinion. It’s just that it’s hard to figure out the strategies that work to connect internationally focused issues, anti-war efforts, or challenges to militarism, with the wide array of activists working on locally grounded issues. Some of those strategies seem like they should be easy—like talking about slashing the 53 cents of every discretionary federal dollar that now goes to the military as the easiest source to fund Medicare-for-all or free college education. It should be easy, but somehow it’s not: Too often, foreign policy feels remote from the urgency of domestic issues facing such crises. When our movements do figure out those strategies, candidates can easily follow suit.

Candidates coming out of our movements into elected office will need clear positions on foreign policy. Here are several core principles that should shape those positions.

A progressive foreign policy must reject U.S. military and economic domination and instead be grounded in global cooperation, human rights, respect for international law and privileging diplomacy over war. That does not mean isolationism, but instead a strategy of diplomatic engagement rather than—not as political cover for—destructive U.S. military interventions that have so often defined the U.S. role in the world.

Looking at the political pretexts for what the U.S. empire is doing around the world today, a principled foreign policy might start by recognizing that there is no military solution to terrorism and that the global war on terror must be ended.

More broadly, the militarization of foreign policy must be reversed and diplomacy must replace military action in every venue, with professional diplomats rather than the White House’s political appointees in charge. Aspiring and elected progressive and socialist office-holders should keep in mind the distinction between the successes and failures of Obama’s foreign policy. The victories were all diplomatic: moving towards normalization with Cuba, the Paris climate accord and especially the Iran nuclear deal. Obama’s greatest failures—in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen—all occurred because the administration chose military action over robust diplomacy.

Certainly, diplomacy has been a tool in the arsenal of empires, including the United States. But when we are talking about official policies governing relations between countries, diplomacy—meaning talking, negotiating and engaging across a table—is always, always better than engaging across a battlefield.

A principled foreign policy must recognize how the war economy has distorted our society at home—and commit to reverse it. The $717 billion of the military budget is desperately needed for jobs, healthcare and education here at home—and for a diplomatic surge and humanitarian and reconstruction assistance to people of countries devastated by U.S. wars and sanctions.

A principled foreign policy must acknowledge how U.S. actions—military, economic and climate-related—have been a driving force in displacing people around the world. We therefore have an enormous moral as well as legal obligation to take the lead in providing humanitarian support and refuge for those displaced—so immigration and refugee rights are central to foreign policy.

For too long the power of the U.S. empire has dominated international relations, led to the privileging of war over diplomacy on a global scale, and created a vast—and invasive—network of 800-plus military bases around the world.

Now, overall U.S. global domination is actually shrinking, and not only because of Trump’s actions. China’s economy is rapidly catching up, and its economic clout in Africa and elsewhere eclipses that of the United States. It’s a measure of the United States’ waning power that Europe, Russia and China are resisting U.S. efforts to impose new global sanctions on Iran. But the United States is still the world’s strongest military and economic power: Its military spending vastly surpasses that of the eight next strongest countries, it is sponsoring a dangerous anti-Iran alliance between Israel and the wealthy Gulf Arab states, it remains central to NATO decision-making, and powerful forces in Washington threaten new wars in North Korea and Iran. The United States remains dangerous.

Progressives in Congress have to navigate the tricky task of rejecting American exceptionalism. That means recognizing that it is often a good thing when U.S. global military and economic efforts fail, because they are generally aimed at maintaining domination and control. Without that U.S. domination, the possibility arises of a new kind of internationalism: to prevent and solve crises that arise from current and potential wars, to promote nuclear disarmament, to come up with climate solutions and to protect refugees.

That effort is increasingly important because of the rapid rise of right-wing xenophobic authoritarians seeking and winning power. Trump is now leading and enabling an informal global grouping of such leaders, from Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to Victor Orban in Hungary and others. Progressive elected officials in the United States can pose an important challenge to that authoritarian axis by building ties with their like-minded counterparts in parliaments and governments—possibilities include Jeremy Corbyn in the United Kingdom and Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexico, among others. And progressive and leftist members of Congress will need to be able to work together with social movements to build public pressure for diplomatic initiatives not grounded in the interests of U.S. empire.

In addition to these broad principles, candidates and elected officials need critical analyses of current U.S. engagement around the world, as well as nuanced prescriptions for how to de-escalate militarily, and ramp up a new commitment to serious diplomacy.

GEOPOLITICAL POWER PLAYS

RUSSIA: Relations with Russia will be a major challenge for the foreseeable future. With 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons in U.S. and Russian hands, and the two powers deploying military forces on opposite sides of active battlefronts in Syria, it is crucial that relations remain open—not least to derail potential escalations and ensure the ability to stand down from any accidental clash.

Progressives and leftists in Congress will need to promote a nuanced, careful approach to Russia policy. And they will face a daunting environment in which to do so. They will have to deal with loud cries from right-wing war-mongers, mainly Republicans, and from neo-con interventionists in both parties, demanding a one-sided anti-Russia policy focused on increased sanctions and potentially even military threats. But many moderate and liberal Democrats—and much of the media—are also joining the anti-Russia crusade. Some of those liberals and moderates have likely bought into the idea of American exceptionalism, accepting as legitimate or irrelevant the long history of U.S. election meddling around the world and viewing the Russian efforts as somehow reaching a whole different level of outrageousness. Others see the anti-Russia mobilization solely in the context of undermining Trump.

But at the same time, progressive Congress members should recognize that reports of Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 and 2018 elections cannot be dismissed out of hand. They should continue to demand that more of the evidence be made public, and condemn the Russian meddling that has occurred, even while recognizing that the most serious threats to our elections come from voter suppression campaignsat home more than from Moscow. And they have to make clear that Trump’s opponents cannot be allowed to turn the president’s infatuation with Vladimir Putin into the basis for a new Cold War, simply to oppose Trump.

CHINA: The broad frame of a progressive approach should be to end Washington’s provocative military and economic moves and encourage deeper levels of diplomatic engagement. This means replacing military threats with diplomacy in response to Chinese moves in the South China Sea, as well as significant cuts in the ramped-up military ties with U.S. allies in the region, such as Vietnam. Progressive and socialist members of Congress and other elected officials will no doubt be aware that the rise of China’s economic dominance across Africa, and its increasing influence in parts of Latin America, could endanger the independence of countries in those parts of the Global South. But they will also need to recognize that any U.S. response to what looks like Chinese exploitation must be grounded in humility, acknowledging the long history of U.S. colonial and neocolonial domination throughout those same regions. Efforts to compete with Chinese economic assistance by increasing Washington’s own humanitarian and development aid should mean directing all funds through the UN, rather than through USAID or the Pentagon. That will make U.S. assistance far less likely to be perceived as—and to be—an entry point for exploitation.

NATO: A progressive position on NATO flies straight into the face of the partisan component of the anti-Trump resistance—the idea that if Trump is for it, we should be against it. For a host of bad reasons that have to do with personal enrichment and personal power, Trump sometimes takes positions that large parts of the U.S. and global anti-war and solidarity movements have long supported. One of those is NATO. During the Cold War, NATO was the European military face of U.S.-dominated Western anti-Communism and anti-Sovietism. With the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, peace activists from around the world called for the dissolution of NATO as an anachronistic relic whose raison d’etre was now gone.

Instead, NATO used its 50th anniversary in 1999 to rebrand itself as defending a set of amorphous, ostensibly “Western” values such as democracy, rather than having any identifiable enemy—something like a military version of the EU, with the United States on board for clout. Unable to win UN Security Council support for war in Kosovo, the United States and its allies used NATO to provide so-called authorization for a major bombing campaign—in complete violation of international law—and began a rapid expansion of the NATO alliance right up to the borders of Russia. Anti-war forces across the world continued to rally around the call “No to NATO”—a call to dissolve the alliance altogether.

But when Trump, however falsely, claims to call for an end to the alliance, or shows disdain for NATO, anti-Trump politicians and media lead the way in embracing the military alliance as if it really did represent some version of human rights and international law. It doesn’t—and progressives in elected positions need to be willing to call out NATO as a militarized Cold War relic that shouldn’t be reconfigured to maintain U.S. domination in Europe or to mobilize against Russia or China or anyone else. It should be ended.

In fact, Trump’s claims to oppose NATO are belied by his actions. In his 2019 budget request he almost doubled the 2017 budget for the Pentagon’s “European Deterrence Initiative,” designed explicitly as a response to “threats from Russia.” There is a huge gap between Trump’s partisan base-pleasing condemnation of NATO and his administration&rdqou;s actual support for strengthening the military alliance. That contradiction should make it easier for progressive candidates and officeholders to move to cut NATO funding and reduce its power—not because Trump is against NATO but because the military alliance serves as a dangerous provocation toward war.

THE WAR ON TERROR

What George W. Bush first called “the global war on terror” is still raging almost 17 years later, though with different forms of killing and different casualty counts. Today’s reliance on airstrikes, drone attacks and a few thousand special forces has replaced the hundreds of thousands of U.S. and allied ground troops. And today hardly any U.S. troops are being killed, while civilian casualties are skyrocketing across the Middle East and Afghanistan. Officials from the Bush, Obama and Trump administrations have repeated the mantra that “there is no military solution” in Afghanistan, Syria, or Iraq or against terrorism, but their actions have belied those words. Progressive elected officials need to consistently remind the public and their counterparts that it is not possible to bomb terrorism out of existence. Bombs don’t hit “terrorism”; they hit cities, houses, wedding parties. And on those rare occasions when they hit the people actually named on the White House&rdqou;s unaccountable kill list, or “terrorist” list, the impact often creates more terrorists.

The overall progressive policy on this question means campaigning for diplomatic solutions and strategies instead of military ones. That also means joining the ongoing congressional efforts led by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and others  to challenge the continued reliance on the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).

In general, privileging diplomatic over war strategies starts with withdrawing troops and halting the arms sales that flood the region with deadly weapons. Those weapons too often end up in the hands of killers on all sides, from bands of unaccountable militants to brutally repressive governments, with civilians paying the price. Congress members should demand an end of massive arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other U.S. allies carrying out brutal wars across the Middle East, and they should call for an end to the practice of arming non-state proxies who kill even more people. They should call for a U.S. arms embargo on Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan, Jordan and Israel (which presents a whole other set of arms-related challenges), while urging Russia to stop its arms sales to Syria, Iran and Pakistan. Given the power of the arms industries in the United States, arms embargoes are the most difficult—but perhaps the most important—part of ending the expanding Middle East wars.

Progressives in Congress should demand real support for UN-sponsored and other international peace initiatives, staffing whole new diplomatic approaches whose goal is political solutions rather than military victories—and taking funds out of military budgets to cover the costs. The goal should be to end these endless wars—not try to “win&rdqou; them.

ISRAEL-PALESTINE: The most important thing for candidates to know is that there has been a massive shift in public opinion in recent years. It is no longer political suicide to criticize Israel. Yes, AIPAC and the rest of the right-wing Jewish, pro-Israel lobbies remain influential and have a lot of money to throw around. (The Christian Zionist lobbies are powerful too, but there is less political difficulty for progressives to challenge them.) But there are massive shifts underway in U.S. Jewish publicopinion on the conflict, and the lobbies cannot credibly claim to speak for the Jewish community as a whole.

Outside the Jewish community, the shift is even more dramatic, and has become far more partisan: Uncritical support for Israel is now overwhelmingly a Republican position. Among Democrats, particularly young Democrats, support for Israel has fallen dramatically; among Republicans, support for Israel’s far-right government is sky-high. The shift is particularly noticeable among Democrats of color, where recognition of the parallels between Israeli oppression of Palestinians and the legacies of Jim Crow segregation in the United States and apartheid in South Africa is rising rapidly.

U.S. policy, unfortunately, has not kept up with that changing discourse. But modest gains are evident even there. When nearly 60 members of the House and Senate openly skipped Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech when he came to lobby Congress to vote against President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, the sky didn’t fall. The snub to the Israeli prime minister was unprecedented, but no one lost their seat because of it. Rep. Betty McCollum’s bill to protect Palestinian children from Israel’s vicious military juvenile detention system (the only one in the world) now has 29 co-sponsors, and the sky still isn’t falling. Members of Congress are responding more frequently to Israeli assaults on Gaza and the killing of protesters, often because of powerful movements among their constituents. When Trump moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, the Israeli daily Ha’aretz acknowledged the divide: “While members of the Republican Party overwhelmingly expressed support for the move, Democrats were split between those who congratulated Trump for it and those who called it a dangerous and irresponsible action.”

That creates space for candidates and newly elected officials to respond to the growing portion of their constituencies that supports Palestinian rights. Over time, they must establish a rights-based policy. That means acknowledging that the quarter-century-long U.S.-orchestrated “peace process” based on the never-serious pursuit of a solution, has failed. Instead, left and progressive political leaders can advocate for a policy that turns over real control of diplomacy to the UN, ends support for Israeli apartheid and occupation, and instead supports a policy based on international law, human rights and equality for all, without privileging Jews or discriminating against non-Jews.

To progress from cautiously urging that Israel abide by international law, to issuing a full-scale call to end or at least reduce the $3.8 billion per year that Congress sends straight to the Israeli military, might take some time. In the meantime, progressive candidates must prioritize powerful statements condemning the massacre of unarmed protesters in Gaza and massive Israeli settlement expansion, demands for real accountability for Israeli violations of human rights and international law (including reducing U.S. support in response), and calls for an end to the longstanding U.S. protection that keeps Israel from being held accountable in the UN.

The right consistently accuses supporters of Palestinian rights of holding Israel to a double standard. Progressives in Congress should turn that claim around on them and insist that U.S. policy towards Israel—Washington’s closest ally in the region and the recipient of billions of dollars in military aid every year—hold Israel to exactly the same standards that we want the United States to apply to every other country: human rights, adherence to international law and equality for all.

Many supporters of the new crop of progressive candidates, and many activists in the movements they come out of, are supporters of the increasingly powerful, Palestinian-led BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement, that aims to bring non-violent economic pressure to bear on Israel until it ends its violations of international law. This movement deserves credit for helping to mainstream key demands—to end the siege of Gaza and the killing of protesters, to support investigations of Israeli violations by the International Criminal Court, to oppose Israel’s new “nation-state’ law—that should all be on lawmakers’ immediate agenda.

AFGHANISTAN: More than 100,000 Afghans and 2,000 U.S. troops have been killed in a U.S. war that has raged for almost 17 years. Not-Yet-President Trump called for withdrawal from Afghanistan, but within just a few months after taking office he agreed instead to send additional troops, even though earlier deployments of more than 100,000 U.S. troops (and thousands more coalition soldiers) could not win a military victory over the Taliban. Corruption in the U.S.-backed and -funded Afghan government remains sky-high, and in just the past three years, the Pentagon has lost track of how $3.1 billion of its Afghanistan funds were spent. About 15,000 US troops are still deployed, with no hope of a military victory for the United States.

Progressive members of Congress should demand a safe withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, acting on the long-held recognition that military force simply won’t work to bring about the political solution all sides claim to want.

Several pending bills also would reclaim the centrality of Congress’ role in authorizing war in general and in Afghanistan in particular—including ending the 2001 AUMF. Funding for humanitarian aid, refugee support, and in the future compensation and reparations for the massive destruction the U.S.-led war has wrought across the country, should all be on Congress’ agenda, understanding that such funding will almost certainly fail while U.S. troops are deployed.

IRAN: With U.S. and Iranian military forces facing each other in Syria, the potential for an unintentional escalation is sky-high. Even a truly accidental clash between a few Iranian and U.S. troops, or an Iranian anti-aircraft system mistakenly locking on to a U.S. warplane plane even if it didn’t fire, could have catastrophic consequences without immediate military-to-military and quick political echelon discussions to defuse the crisis. And with tensions very high, those ties are not routinely available. Relations became very dangerous when Trump withdrew the United States from the multi-lateral nuclear deal in May. (At that time, a strong majority of people in the United States favored the deal, and less than one in three wanted to pull out of it.)

The United States continues to escalate threats against Iran. It is sponsoring a growing regional anti-Iran alliance, with Israel and Saudi Arabia now publicly allied and pushing strongly for military action. And Trump has surrounded himself with war-mongers for his top advisers, including John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, who have both supported regime change in Iran and urged military rather than diplomatic approaches to Iran.

Given all that, what progressive elected officials need to do is to keep fighting for diplomacy over war. That means challenging U.S. support for the anti-Iran alliance and opposing sanctions on Iran. It means developing direct ties with parliamentarians from the European and other signatories to the Iran nuclear deal, with the aim of collective opposition to new sanctions, re-legitimizing the nuclear deal in Washington and reestablishing diplomacy as the basis for U.S. relations with Iran.

It should also mean developing a congressional response to the weakening of international anti-nuclear norms caused by the pull-out from the Iran deal. That means not just supporting the nonproliferation goals of the Iran nuclear deal, but moving further towards real disarmament and ultimately the abolition of nuclear weapons. Progressives in and outside of Congress should make clear that nuclear nonproliferation (meaning no one else gets to have nukes) can’t work in the long run without nuclear disarmament (meaning that the existing nuclear weapons states have to give them up). That could start with a demand for full U.S. compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which calls for negotiations leading to “nuclear disarmament, and on a treaty on general and complete disarmament.”

SYRIA: Progressive candidates and elected officials should support policies designed to end, not “win” the war. That means withdrawing troops, ceasing airstrikes and drone attacks, and calling for an arms embargo on all sides of the multiple proxy war. The civil war component of the multiple wars in Syria is winding down as the regime consolidates its control, but the sectarian, regional and global components of that war have not disappeared, so continuing a call for an arms embargo is still important. The first step is to permanently end the Pentagon’s and the CIA’s “arm and train” policies that have prolonged the war and empowered some of its most dangerous actors.

There will also need to be negotiations between the regional and global actors that have been waging their own wars in Syria, wars that have little to do with Syria itself, but with Syrians doing the bulk of the dying. That means support for the UN’s and other internationally-sponsored de-escalation efforts, and serious engagement with Russia towards a permanent ceasefire, as well as the arms embargo. U.S. policy should include absolute prohibitions on Washington’s regional allies—including Saudi Arabia and Turkey—sending U.S.-provided arms into Syria. And progressive supporters of diplomacy should also maintain pressure on the United States to back multi-lateral diplomatic processes organized by the UN and others—on humanitarian issues in Geneva, and political issues in Astana. Cutting the United States’ multi-billion dollar arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan, Turkey and other U.S. allies involved in the Syrian wars would also lend legitimacy to U.S. efforts within those diplomatic processes to press Russia to stop providing arms to the Assad regime.

IRAQ: Congress has largely abrogated its responsibilities even as the 15-year war initiated by the United States continues. Progressive policymakers would do well to join the existing efforts to end—not replace, but cancel—the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force against Saddam Hussein's government in Iraq, and reopen congressional debate, with the goal of ending funding for war in Iraq once and for all. When President Obama withdrew the last troops from Iraq at the end of 2011, stating that “war in Iraq ends this month,” many assumed that the authorization ended as well. But it was never officially repealed and had no expiration date, and three years later Obama claimed that the then-12-year-old authorization justified the war against ISIS in Iraq. While Trump has relied primarily on the 2001 AUMF, the Iraq-specific authorization of 2002 remains in place and should be withdrawn. 

In the meantime, progressives in Congress should support many of the same policies for Iraq as for Syria: withdraw the troops and special forces, stop the assassination program that is the heart of Washington’s “counter-terrorism” campaign and cease sending arms. Congress should end funding to force the closure of the network of small “forward operating bases” and other U.S. military bases that may remain in U.S. hands in Iraq despite earlier agreements to turn them over to the Iraqi government. The U.S. must figure out new ways to provide financial compensation and support to the people whose country and society has been shredded by more than a dozen years of crippling U.S.-led economic sanctions bookended by two devastating wars (Desert Storm, starting in 1991, and the Iraq War, starting in 2003)—while somehow avoiding the further empowerment of corrupt and sectarian political and military leaders.

YEMEN AND SAUDI ARABIA: The ongoing Saudi-led war against Yemen reflects the most deadly front of Saudi Arabia’s competition with Iran for regional hegemony. The United States is providing indirect and direct support, including U.S. Air Force pilots providing in-air refueling so Saudi and UAE warplanes can bomb Yemen more efficiently, and Green Berets fighting alongside Saudi troops on the border, in what the New York Times called “a continuing escalation of America’s secret wars.”

The U.S.-backed Saudi war against Yemen has also created what the UN has declared the world’s most serious humanitarian crisis. Congress’ first action must be to immediately end all U.S. involvement in the war. Next, Congress must reject all approvals for arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE as long as they continue to bomb and blockade Yemen.

Ending these arms sales may be a serious challenge, given the power of the arms manufacturers’ lobby, Israel’s strong support of Saudi Arabia against Iran and the fact that Saudi Arabia remains the top U.S. arms customer. But recent efforts and relatively close votes in both the House and Senate, while not successful, indicate that challenging the longstanding process of providing the Saudis with whatever weapons they want may be closer to reality than anticipated. The House called the U.S. military involvement in the Saudi war in Yemen “unauthorized.” Reps. Ro Khanna, Marc Pocan and others have introduced numerous House bills in recent months aimed at reducing U.S. arms sales and involvement in the Saudi-led assault. In the Senate, a March resolution to end U.S. military involvement in the Yemen war failed by only 11 votes, a much narrower margin than anticipated. Progressive candidates and new members of Congress should support all those efforts, and move further with a call for ending the longstanding U.S. alliance with Saudi Arabia, especially military sales and support for the Saudi-Israeli partnership against Iran.

A QUICK GLANCE AT SOME OTHER POLICY QUESTIONS

NORTH KOREA: Progressive elected officials will need to support Trump’s diplomatic initiatives, challenging mainstream Democrats willing to abandon diplomacy because Trump supports it (however tactically or temporarily). Progressives will also need to condemn U.S. military provocations that undermine that same diplomacy, and build public and congressional support for the inter-Korean diplomatic moves already underway. That should include pushing for exemptions in the U.S.-imposed sanctions that would allow inter-Korean economic and other initiatives to go forward. Progressives in Congress can also play a major role in supporting people-to-people diplomacy with North Korea, and they can lead the way in replacing the current armistice with a peace treaty finally ending the Korean War.

AFRICA: Across the continent, there is an urgent need to reverse the militarization of foreign policy, including reducing the size, breadth of responsibilities and theater of operations of AFRICOM.  The wide-ranging but unauthorized and largely secretive special operations and other military actions across the continent violate not only international law, but U.S. domestic law as well.

LATIN AMERICA: In Latin America, there is an urgent need for a new anti-interventionist policy, not least to stop the current attempts to take advantage of serious domestic crises in Venezuela, Nicaragua and elsewhere. Progressives will need to challenge the U.S. economic and foreign policies that create refugees from Central America in particular (including the consequences of the U.S. wars of the 1980s), even while fighting to protect those migrants seeking safety in the United States as a result of those earlier policies. Regarding Mexico, Congress needs to fight for a U.S. position in trade negotiations that is not based on economic nationalism, but rather on making sure that Mexican workers and U.S. workers are both equally lifted up. Left policymakers will also have the chance to play a leading role in forging a new relationship with Mexico’s just-elected progressive President Lopez-Obrador. 

All of the areas where U.S. wars are or were underway, as well as places where U.S. economic and climate policies have helped create crises threatening people’s lives, also become areas from which migrants are forced to flee their homes. U.S. policymakers must acknowledge that U.S. policies are direct causes of the refugee crises that exist in and around the war zones and climate crisis zones of the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere—and that the refugees seeking asylum in Europe, and the far fewer trying to come to the United States, are a consequence of those policies. So progressive candidates and policymakers should support massive expansion of funding for these victims of war, including humanitarian support in their home regions and acceptance of far greater numbers of refugees into the United States. They must directly challenge the xenophobic policies of the Trump administration that include the Muslim Ban, the separation of children from their families at the border and the vast reduction in refugees accepted into this country. In Congress, that might include introducing bills to cut funding for ICE or eliminate the institution altogether.

Finally, progressive candidates and elected officials will need to continue to craft policy proposals that recognize what happens when the U.S. wars come home. This requires more voices in Congress challenging the military budget because it’s used to kill people abroad and because the money is needed for jobs, health care and education at home. It means challenging Islamophobia rising across the United States because of how it threatens Muslims in the United States and because it is used to build support for wars against predominantly Muslim countries. It means exposing—on the floor of the House and beyond—the fact that the Muslim bans targeted primarily countries the United States was bombing, sanctioning or stationing soldiers in. And it means being clear that protecting refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants has to include ending the wars that create refugees in the first place.

Certainly, we shouldn’t expect every progressive or even every socialist running for national office to become an instant expert on every complicated piece of U.S. foreign policy. And for those running for state and local office, there may seem to be even less urgency. But we’ve seen how the Poor People’s Campaign, with its inclusion of militarism and the war economy as one of its four central targets (along with racism, poverty and environmental destruction), has demonstrated to all of our movements the importance of—and a model for—including an anti-war focus within multi-issue state and local mobilizations. The Movement for Black Lives has created one of the strongest internationalist and anti-war platforms we’ve seen in years—including calls for cutting the military budget, supporting Palestinian rights, stopping the Global War on Terror and the so-called War on Drugs, ending the militarized U.S. interventions across Africa, and linking U.S. military and economic policies with the rise in Haitian and other—predominantly Black—immigration.

Immigrant rights activists are linking movements for sanctuary (and against ICE) with opposition to the wars that create refugees. Campaignsare underway to reject the training of U.S. police by Israeli police and military forces. Battles are being waged to get local law enforcement agencies to refuse Pentagon offers of weapons and equipment left over from U.S. wars in Afghanistan and elsewhere. These campaigns all play out at the local and state level.

So especially for those running for Congress, but really for all candidates at every political level and venue in this country, there is a clear need for a strong, principled position on at least a few key foreign policy issues. And the key to making that happen still lies with our movements.


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Yet that is precisely what happened on August 1st, when the US Treasury Department imposed an asset freeze on two senior Turkish officials, the ministers of justice and the interior, over their role in the prolonged detention of an American pastor. True to form, Turkey responded by announcing sanctions against two members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet. Both sides, including Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, suggested that they would find a way out of the crisis, but the markets seem to think otherwise. The Turkish currency set record lows against the dollar for six consecutive days, while the yield on government bonds reached a new high,...


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Navigating the world of weight loss advice is no freaking joke. Everywhere you look, there is someone trying to sell you on the latest wrap, pill, diet fad, or shake. So, you might want to start with easy, widespread advice you've heard through the years: drink lots of water, get cardio at least a few times a week, and don't eat carbs at night, right? Right? After talking to a few registered dieticians, we're not so sure.

It's Totally OK to Eat at Night

Before getting into the carbs or no carbs discussion, you might want to know if eating anything at night could hinder weight loss or management. "I don't see eating at night as posing a challenge for weight management," said Tracey Grant, RDN, CWHC, of Whole Daily Life."A well-composed evening snack won't affect your progress any differently in the evening than it would elsewhere in your day."

Anna Hartman, RDN, of Food Smarts Nutrition, agreed. "For the vast majority of people, the time on the clock when we eat doesn't have a huge impact on how we digest and utilize nutrients, or how our bodies regulate weight." There are certain groups of people, namely competitive bodybuilders and professional athletes, whose performance-related goals can benefit from nutrient timing, but us normal people are going to see a bigger impact from the type of foods we eat than the timing of our meals and snacks.

Dinner or Late Snack Carbs Are Fine, Too, but There's a Catch

Should you stay away from carbs at night if you do choose to indulge in a post-dinner snack? Grant recommended a balance, including carbs, protein, and fat. "By including some of each macronutrient, you will have a more balanced blood sugar response (as opposed to a blood sugar spike), which translates to more effective use of that energy and better sleep. A blood sugar spike tells the body to store energy (which could end up being stored as fat if not used) to help bring blood sugar down, and these spikes can also contribute to internal inflammation."

Both experts advised that eating whole, minimally-processed foods, as opposed to refined foods like crackers, cookies, and candy, is the way to go. When we choose foods that are minimally processed and higher in fiber like fruits, veggies, whole grains (pro tip: whole grains have actually been shown to promote a good night's sleep), and legumes, the food is digested and absorbed more slowly - and we get more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

"Our bodies do utilize carbohydrates more efficiently when we are more active (i.e., not when we are preparing for sleep). Knowing this, a large influx of carbs late at night, right before sleep, may not be used as efficiently as a high-carb meal consumed earlier in the day when we are active (after exercise, for example)," Hartman said. A better choice would be a low- to moderate-carbohydrate meal or snack made up of high-quality, nutrient dense foods.

You'll Want Your Meal to Be Balanced

Some of Grant's favorite evening snacks include "a small banana with a handful of nuts, a hard-boiled egg and a handful of berries, half of a sweet potato with cinnamon and nut butter, or a mug of bone broth blended with ghee and collagen."

Hartman's suggestions include the following:

  • 1/2 a 100 percent whole wheat pita pocket with two tablespoons of hummus and a few baby carrots
  • Slice of whole grain toast with one tablespoon of peanut butter
  • Small sliced apple and 1/4 cup almonds
  • 4 oz. of vanilla Greek yogurt topped with 1/4 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese, quark, or skyr with a sliced fresh peach
  • 1/2 cup protein-fortified, plant-based milk with 2/3 cup whole-grain cereal
  • 1/2 turkey sandwich on toasted whole-grain bread with 1/4 avocado

"If you find yourself snacking at night out of boredom, stress, or anything other than hunger, that is an opportunity for change. This nighttime grazing can add up to a lot of extra food intake over time, which can negatively impact blood sugar and hormone levels, and can contribute to unexpected shifts in body weight," Hartman said. If you truly are hungry, "Find a snack that is both enjoyable and nourishing. Pay attention to how various foods make you feel when you choose to eat them at night. Notice which ones are satisfying you, which ones settle well in your stomach, and which ones promote a good night's sleep," she added.


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Dairy and I have had a very strange relationship throughout my life. I have always been a big fan of dairy since I was younger. I often ate macaroni and cheese, went out for pizza every Friday with my friends, and lived at the ice cream shop during Summer. However, dairy has not always been a big fan of me. When I was in elementary school, the doctors were convinced that there may be a possibility that I was lactose intolerant. I was having occasional stomach issues and bloating, so medical experts felt that it might have been tied to dairy. When they told me to limit my dairy consumption, my 8-year-old self was not having it. I gave up my morning chocolate milk for chocolate soy milk (I still remember the brand - 8th Continent) but drew the line there, always finding a way to get myself to the cheese and the ice cream even if I knew I was not really allowed to have it.

Fast forward a few years and I grew out of those dreaded stomach issues (therapists think it had more to do with anxiety than diet, after all). However, I had the nagging feeling that the small issues I did still experience - the bloating, the postnasal drip, the interrupted sleep cycles - may still be connected in some way to my dairy intake. So I devised a plan!

For one week, I cut dairy out of my daily routine. This meant no cheese (my biggest problem), no butter, no ice cream. Here's what happened.

I Had to Stock Up on Healthy Snacks

I'm one of those people who, when hungry, will eat anything that is immediately available to them at the moment. To help prepare myself for those hungry moments and keep myself away from the quick dairy-filled fixes, I made sure to stop at Trader Joe's at the start of the week. I picked up a bunch of different fruit and vegetables that I knew I could just grab and snack on while in between meals. If you are afraid you won't have time to go food shopping beforehand, look into convenient and affordable meal delivery such as Freshly - they have plenty of dairy-free options that arrive fully prepared to your door. I also made sure to keep an eye on my water intake each day. I noticed that staying hydrated and drinking water often helped me with my dairy cravings.

I Had to Find Good Dairy Alternatives

Thankfully, eating nondairy has become increasingly easier as time goes on. In the beginning of the week when I was craving Cheez-Its, I instead picked up the vegan version. Cheese doodles, which I eat only on occasion but love more than anyone will probably ever know, were subbed out for Hippeas, a vegan chickpea puff snack.


I Found a Way to Substitute Dairy For Something Else I Love

I am a big fan of sandwiches and would usually get a grilled chicken, brie, and apple sandwich for lunch or another version with cheddar cheese. To help satisfy my craving for certain tastes, I replaced the dairy in my takeout and home cooking with other tasty alternatives like spices and dressings. For instance, instead of having brie in my sandwich, I added in some turkey bacon, or I would replace the goat cheese in my salad for zucchini, yellow squash, and a squeeze of lemon.


My Bloating Went Away

Ever since I can remember, I've always had an issue with bloating - I wake up feeling light and energetic, but by the time evening rolls around, I feel full of air and sluggish. From cutting dairy out of my diet, I did notice that my bloating was nearly gone, which meant less pain and more comfort. Cheese, which usually contains high amounts of sodium, causes me the worst kind of bloating. By going cheese-free for a week and drinking more water in lieu, the decrease in bloating proved to be significant.

I Could Breathe Better

I have always had an issue with my sinuses. I am known to get a sinus infection at least once a year, and I can't fly without neti-potting after. I usually wake up with a stuffy nose. However, when I cut dairy out of my diet, I found that I was not getting postnasal drip anymore and my throat didn't have that annoying tickle in it that usually appears during the warmer months.

I Slept Soundly

By the middle of the week, I started noticing that I was falling asleep at a decent hour and actually staying asleep. Although dairy contains tryptophan, which is said to help people sleep, the high-fat content of dairy-filled dishes were giving me painful indigestion and stomach discomfort. By canceling them out of my meals, I was in turn making my meals lighter and easier on my body's digestive system.

My Final Thoughts

Although I don't know if I would be able to give up dairy completely (I just love my cheese too much!), I will definitely become more aware of how much dairy I eat each day. I have set a goal for myself that I will only allow myself to have dairy with one meal each day to help remedy some of the issues that I believe are linked to it - this means either cheese in a lunch sandwich or cream in a dinner pasta, but not both. You never know, maybe one day I will take the plunge and go fully dairy-free.


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          Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - August 9, 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Heather Nauert
Spokesperson
Department Press Briefing
Washington, DC
August 9, 2018



Index for Today's Briefing
  • INDONESIA
  • DEPARTMENT
  • ZIMBABWE
  • YEMEN
  • IRAQ
  • TURKEY
  • ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS
  • RUSSIA
  • NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA
  • CHINA

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    MS NAUERT: Hi, everybody. How are you today? And why are so many of you showing up on an August afternoon? You’re supposed to all be on vacation or something, but I notice a few empty seats. But Gardiner’s back from vacation. Gardiner, welcome.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Thank you.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: How’ve you been?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: I’ve been good.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Good. A couple announcements to start before we get started with your questions today.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    First, I would like to express our condolences to the victims of the recent earthquakes and also the aftershocks in Indonesia. The United States has experts and partner organizations on the ground. We’re consulting with the Government of Indonesia at this time. We’re closely monitoring the situation, and we stand ready to provide additional aid to the Government of Indonesia. Our U.S. consulate personnel are assisting affected U.S. citizens. At this time, we do not have any reports of U.S. citizen casualties associated with the earthquakes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Indonesian people. As many of you know, we were recently on the ground in Indonesia and had some terrific meetings with government officials there.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Next, I have some staffing news to bring you now. And I’m really excited about this one, because it affects our Bureau of Public Affairs and specifically the folks that you will working with. Today I’d like to announce that Robert Palladino will be joining our press team as the State Department’s deputy spokesperson. Robert is a career Foreign Service officer and I believe known well to some of you or perhaps many of you.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Over the past year, Robert has served as director of press and acting National Security Council spokesperson. In that role he’s helped to prepare Sarah Sanders for her briefings at the White House. He was also a spokesperson to the White House press corps and worked as NSC communications lead for both Asia and Europe. Robert’s Foreign Service career has included postings in Washington, where he worked for our Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy, and also on Capitol Hill. Overseas, he’s worked in Milan, Italy; Guangzhou, China; and also Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Prior to joining the State Department, he practiced law in Asia and Europe in the Army JAG Corps. His service included deployment to Rwanda. He is a graduate of Notre Dame University, Washington and Lee School of Law, the U.S. Army War College, and he also speaks Chinese and Italian. Pretty impressive.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We are delighted that he is coming back to the State Department from the White House. I know you will enjoy working with him. For those of you who have not met him, he is a terrific guy. We’ve worked closely together for the past year or so. I asked him what his children thought, because he has two young girls – I asked him what they thought of his job, and I love these quotes. His youngest daughter said, “I’m proud of America and I’m proud of you, Dad, but it sounds really boring.” And then his older daughter said this – and you’ll appreciate it – “But wait a minute, everybody yells questions and they’re angry. That’s the worst job in the world.” That actually might be the White House press corps, not you all. But we look forward to welcoming Robert when he joins us on the 20th of August. But try not to bug him between now and then; he’s on vacation with his family. So another addition to our press family.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    And that’s it. With that, I’d be happy to take your questions.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Okay, thanks. We’ll try not to be so angry.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I said not you all.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Let’s – me, yes me. I just wanted to ask you briefly before I ask you about Yemen. I noticed the statement that you guys put out about Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe elections and the Zambian decision to deport the opposition leader.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Right.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: And in that statement it said that you are reviewing certain aspects of your cooperation with the Zambian Government. Can you be a little bit more specific? What aspects of --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Some of those will be conversations that will be had privately with both governments. But my understanding is that there are certain agreements in which that government was taking steps that the Zimbabweans weren’t completely familiar with and weren’t supportive of, and there were some concerns related to that. But let’s just --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: No, I understand, but I was just --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: But let’s just back up a couple steps for folks who’ve not been following this perhaps as closely as you have. Elections on July the 30th – those were promising, very promising. We thought it was a historic chance to sort of move beyond the political and economic crises of the past and toward a more democratic change and better dialogue in that country. People turned out massively in those elections. We put out a statement just after those elections complimenting them on those elections.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    However, the success in delivering an election day that was peaceful and open to international observers was then marred by violence, which we’ve been seeing and has been heavily reported, at least in the international press, over the past about week and a half. We’ve seen a disproportionate use of deadly force against protestors by the security forces, which is a great concern of ours. We’re concerned by those numerous reports of human rights violations since the elections had taken place about a week and a half or two ago. We have received credible allegations of detentions, of beatings, and other abuses of the people of Zimbabwe, particularly targeting opposition activists.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Now, the latest news today is the foreign – excuse me, the former minister of finance had left to go to Zambia. Zambia returned him to Zimbabwe, we understand. And some of this is still fresh so we don’t have all the details at this point. But I understand he was detained and possibly let go.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    So I’m going to pause there because some of this is still unfolding, and I don’t want to give you any inaccurate information since it’s still developing.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: I get that. I just wanted to know is this a threat to withhold or suspend some aid to Zambia when you say you’re reviewing certain aspects of our cooperation?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Matt, I’m not going to get into that at this point, but we’re watching the situation carefully.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: All right. Let me ask you about this airstrike in Yemen, which appears to have killed dozens of children. The Saudis obviously are the ones who conducted this, but they do that with weapons supplied by the U.S., with training supplied by the U.S., and with targeting information, targeting data, supplied by the U.S. How can something like this happen?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: How can something like that report happen?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Yeah.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Well, I think we would start by saying --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: It’s more than a report. I mean, it’s – they admitted that it happened.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah. How can situations like this happen? We don’t have the full details about what happened on the ground. We’ve certainly seen the news reports of what has been reported happened, okay? I can’t confirm all the details because we are not there on the ground.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We can say that we’re certainly concerned about these reports that resulted – that there was an attack that resulted in the deaths of civilians. We call on the Saudi-led coalition to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the incident. We take all credible accounts of civilian casualties very seriously. We call on the parties to take appropriate measures to protect civilians in accordance with international law and urge all parties to investigate all reported incidents of civilian casualties.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Okay. Well, they say – already the coalition says that they acted in accordance with international law. But if you look at the photographs, the video that come from the scene, it doesn’t look like that’s a really – that that’s a credible answer. So are you okay with the coalition on its own doing an investigation, or would you like to see some kind of an international component to it or an international investigation?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Well, I think I just answered that and we said that we would call upon the Saudi Government --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So you’re --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: -- to do a full and thorough investigation, as we always do. And we call upon all parties in any kind of situation like this to take appropriate measures to try to mitigate the risk of civilian casualties.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So you don’t think --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: DOD and other entities put out reports on this after the fact as they all start to investigate, and so we will look forward to any information on that.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Right. But my question is you don’t see a need for there to be something other than a coalition investigation, you don’t see a need for an independent --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Matt, I’m not going to get – this is something that is fresh, that just happened, so I’m not going to get ahead of any kind of investigation that may take place. Okay?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: It’s only the latest in a huge number of civilians killed during these operations though.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I would encourage you to take a look – and that is we regret any loss of civilian life. That is something that the United States Government – in particular, any time you talk to the Department of Defense about civilian casualties, they will say the same thing --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Well --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: -- that – I’m not finished, okay? And they will say the exact same thing, that all parties take very strong responsibility and measures to try to protect against the loss of civilian life. As we have seen – and you all very rarely ask about the issue that has been unfolding and the devastation that has taken place in Yemen – let’s look at some of the things that have been happening in Yemen.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    You have the Houthi rebels who continue to attack Saudi Arabia. They continue to do that with Iranian weapons, missiles, and rockets. They continue to try to attack civilian infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, for example, and that is part of the reason why these actions are being taken.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Let me go back and remind you what I just said a moment ago, and that is we call for an investigation and we anticipate that a thorough investigation will be done. I don’t have anything more for you on that.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: The Secretary isn’t planning on having a conversation with --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have any information for you on that. Okay.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hi, Nick.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Is this – hey, Heather. Is this latest incident or the previous incidents causing the U.S. to re-evaluate in any way the role that it’s playing in the situation, in terms of its relationship with Saudi Arabia?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Look, we provide a tremendous amount of humanitarian assistance in Yemen to try to support civilians in Yemen and try to mitigate against the devastation that’s taken place there in that country. I don’t have anything more for you on that.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: But you also supply a tremendous amount of weaponry and the data for targeting to the Saudis.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Well, then – sorry.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Right? No?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: No.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Am I wrong? Is that wrong?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: That’s not wrong.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Sorry, these ladies over here are laughing. On that I would refer you to the Department of Defense that is involved with that, but as you know, Saudi Arabia is an important strategic partner in the region to the United States.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Okay. Hi, Gardiner.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Just a follow-up on that. Hey. So obviously, there’s growing concerns in Congress about the toll this war is taking within Yemen. It’s the worst humanitarian disaster on the planet. Aren’t you concerned that incidents like this will further erode congressional support and lead to further support for legislation that could cut off Saudi Arabia from arms sales and the rest?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I mean, I think that is an entirely hypothetical question and we don’t comment on congressional proposals in any event, but I would ask – all of you have been very silent on the issue of Yemen, and times --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Well --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Although Said has asked. You’ve been the one reporter who’s asked a lot about Yemen and the situation there.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Well I would suggest that if you had more than two briefings a week and they lasted for longer than a half an hour or 40 minutes that you might get questions about something other than the actual main topic of the day.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Matt, I think you and I talk every single day.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Yes, we do.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: You have my phone number. You have all my numbers, and anytime you want to talk about Yemen, I’d be more than happy to answer your questions and provide you additional expert briefings --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Okay.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: -- on Yemen anytime anyone is interested, but I have not seen a major level of interest on the part of our press corps, with the exception of Said, on the issue of Yemen.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Yeah.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Why does that matter, though? There’s news today, so --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Can you request an expert on Yemen?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah, certainly, I’d be happy to. Yeah.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Wait, so first of all, I think that when there have been attacks against Saudi installations or missiles and stuff, I think you’ve seen that there have been just as vigorous of reporting.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I don’t – I disagree, but --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Well, I mean, that’s – it’s not our job to, like, sit here and go back and forth on that. We’re asking today. The U.S. has tried to increase its target training with – to try and improve the targeting of the Saudi coalition. Is that still continuing?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Elise, I think that would be a DOD issue, so I’d encourage you to talk with my --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: But these are foreign – okay, but these are foreign military financing.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah, yeah.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Which is out of the State Department.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: And I would encourage you to talk to DOD about that. So some --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Well, maybe --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Some of this – some of this is a State Department equity, but much of this is Department of Defense, so I’d encourage you to talk with them about it.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hey, Laurie.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Hi. On Iraq, the road between Erbil and Kirkuk, which was cut as a result of fighting last October, is being rebuilt, but Baghdad has said that it will establish a customs border on that road and collect revenues. Is that consistent, a customs border in the middle of the Erbil-Baghdad road, in which one party, the Iraqi Government, is going to collect revenues? Is that consistent with your view of a unified Iraq?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I would – there are other countries that have done this in the past, including our own country years ago in which this type of thing has been done. I think this is largely an internal matter for the Government of Iraq, between Iraq and Erbil, to try to work out. We do encourage them to resolve any remaining issues between Baghdad and Erbil.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: You don’t have a position beyond that?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Look, we believe that a strong KRG government within a unified and federal Iraq is something that’s essential to Iraq’s long-term stability and the enduring defeat overall of ISIS.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Okay, if I could ask you about Turkey. So the deputy foreign minister was here; it seemed there was no progress. Is that the case? And was pastor – were the American hostages the only issues that were discussed or were there other questions like the Turkish purchase of the S-400 discussed as well?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah. I mean, obviously you all know that we have a very broad relationship with Turkey and a host of issues that we talk about with the Turkish Government whenever we do meet. Yesterday we had a wide-ranging conversation with Turkish Government officials. We made it clear that Pastor Brunson needs to be returned home. Much of this, though, we’re not going to negotiate in public.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Can you tell us --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Go ahead. Hi.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Can you tell us if you made any progress about the situation of Pastor Brunson?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah, I would say we would define progress as Pastor Brunson being brought home.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So in other words, no.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: And so progress is --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Until he – until he’s --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Progress is Pastor Brunson being brought home to the United --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So until he’s home there is no progress?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: -- to the United States.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Did you give any --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Did you give any deadline? Did you give Turkish officials any deadline?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have any information for you on that.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thanks. Hi.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: I think progress is kind of coming closer towards an agreement, like you’re not – you don’t have full North Korean denuclearization but you say that there is progress in working towards that goal. So is there progress in coming to some kind of deal with the Turks or are you still as far apart as you were the day that he was being hospitalized?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah, I’m not going to characterize it that way. As you know, we had – we met yesterday. They had wide-ranging meetings at the State Department and with other departments here in Washington. I’d refer you to those other departments that met with the Turkish Government. The progress that we want to be made is to have Pastor Brunson return home. And I’ll leave it at that. Okay?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So is that saying you will not engage with the Turks anymore on this issue until Pastor Brunson comes home?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I’m not going to speculate on that, and I’m not going to get ahead of the administration on that issue. Hey, Said.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Hi. Thank you, Heather. Could we move – could you comment on the escalation in Gaza? There has been escalation in Israeli bombardment of Gaza as we speak.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I’m sorry, start that over again.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: There is an escalation as we speak of Israeli bombardment of Gaza. They said that they killed a 23-year-old woman, pregnant, with her toddler. Do you have any comments on that?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah. I mean, overall we’ve been watching this as it has been unfolding, and it’s a very concerning situation that has taken place in Gaza. Overall, we condemn the launching of missile attacks into Israel and call for an end to the destructive violence. We’ve seen reports that 180 or so rocket attacks have taken place, shot from Gaza into Israel, and we fully support Israel’s right to defend itself and to take actions to prevent provocations of that nature.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: But this last round of bombardment, Israeli bombardment, actually began by the Israelis. It was not Hamas that started this latest round.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Look, I’m not going to get into how this thing started. Let’s not forget that Hamas bears ultimate responsibility for the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza. It’s a tremendous concern of ours.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Okay. Let me ask you about the peace efforts that are taking place. Now, there are reports that the unveiling of the plan, the deal of the century, has been pushed back. Can – do you have any comment on that?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I would object to the premise of the question, your statement in that question. We have not unveiled the peace plan at this time. That will be unveiled by Mr. Kushner and Mr. Greenblatt when it is ready. And when it’s ready to be unveiled, they will unveil it.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: And lastly, last week you guys released some funds or some aid to the Palestinian Authority. I believe it was sent to the security forces. Can you share with us the amount of that aid? Is that a one-time thing, or is it part of the sort of unfreezing of the funds to the Palestinian Authority?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I’m going to have to get back to you on that issue. I don’t have any information for you on that today. Okay?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Russia?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Hi.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Russia?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah, go right ahead.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Okay, two quick questions. First of all, on the sanctions that were announced yesterday, one of the requirements for Russia to avoid further sanctions is to allow inspections to make sure that they’re not using chemical weapons. Does the State Department have any reason to think that Russia is going to allow that? And is the U.S. expecting Russia to allow that?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I mean, that’s asking us to look into the future, and we don’t know what the future holds. I think that’s a hypothetical question, so I don’t have an answer for you.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: But the U.S. is fully expecting to have some kind of inspections take place, then, according to this law?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have anything for you on that today, and I’m not going to get ahead of anything that happens in the near future. Okay?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Okay, well, that’s what the law says.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yep.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: But my other question is on the – is the U.S. then currently preparing for this next round of sanctions, then?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: As you well know, we don’t forecast sanctions. We have complied with the law in announcing those sanctions just yesterday, and we will comply with the law going forward, of course, as we always would. Okay?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Heather, just to get a follow-on on that?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah, sure. Hi, Gardiner.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So you – in the case of Iran, you have this 12-point plan of what behavior you want the government to implement in order to lift sanctions. You have a whole series of sanctions that are now revolving around Russia having to do with CAATSA, Magnitsky, now weapons. Can you give us some global sense of what these sanctions are trying to achieve from an American foreign policy perspective? What are you looking for from Russia? Why do we have sanctions on them? What’s your goal? And when’s the – when’s the periodicity of these things?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Sure. I think I would start by answering that question with this: That we approach every country very differently. Every country that we have a relationship or even countries that we don’t have relationships with are viewed through a separate lens. So what may be appropriate for one country is maybe not necessarily appropriate for another country.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The United States Government has determined that sanctions can be a very effective tool in trying to bring various governments to the table to negotiate with us or try to encourage countries to comply or to return to a better set of behaviors. So this is one tool that we have in a very big toolkit. The State Department works closely with Treasury and OFAC and other entities to implement, study, and enforce sanctions, and that is part of what you’ve seen yesterday. Let’s remember that one of the things that has brought North Korea to the table is sanctions. And we have found sanctions to be very effective in many cases around the world. So the U.S. Government looks at that as an overall tool.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Right, so North Korea is a great example. Sanctions – as a result, you want to get rid of their nuclear program. Again, Iran, you’ve got a list of 12 things. Venezuela, you’ve got sort of a clear list. I’m trying to understand what your policy is with Russia. You’ve got a variety – myriad now of sanctions. What’s your goal?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Well, I think the President has addressed this and so has Secretary Pompeo. We’d like to have a better relationship with the Russian Government, recognizing that we have a lot of areas of mutual concern. It is a major country; we are a major country as well. And so when you have that, you are forced to have to have conversations with other governments. And sanctions is a way that we can try to encourage better behavior on the part of government. Now, I’m speaking in a broad-based sense, but that’s one way that we can encourage better behavior. Okay.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Same topic?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Could I ask a follow-up on that?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: (Off-mike)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Sure. What is your name, miss?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: My name’s Emily, I’m from Buzzfeed News.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Emily, hi.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So if these sanctions are in part meant to encourage better behavior with Russia, Russia today came out and said that these sanctions – sort of as was expected – that these sanctions are not in keeping with the spirit of Helsinki. So – and I understand these sanctions were – they’re in keeping with the law, et cetera, but does this – or to put it a different way, is the cooperation that was sort of established at Helsinki – is the U.S. Government still planning on having that with Russia after yesterday’s sanctions?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: We tend to believe that dialogue is always an important issue. I think I had just addressed this with Gardiner, and that is trying to build a better relationship with countries that we need to cooperate with or we need to be able to have relations with, and that would be one example.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: And then just on the other point on the second tranche, and I don’t mean to get you into hypotheticals, but yesterday at the briefing they did say that if Russia doesn’t do certain things, including sort of admit wrongdoing and say that they weren’t going to do it again, that there would be second tranche. And today, Russia said this is ridiculous, we didn’t do that. So if they keep that position for the next 90 days, won’t there – won’t there, under the law, have to be a second tranche?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: And that’s why I would go back and say that we will comply with the law. We are well aware of what the law contains; we will comply with the law. But I’m not going to get ahead of what could happen 90 days from now. Okay.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: The same topic – same topic?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: (Off-mike)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Janne, go right ahead.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Thank you, thank you, Heather. On North Korean and South Korean issues.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Okay.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: And – recently, South Korea imported North Korean coal. What is the U.S. position on the smuggling of North Korean coal into South Korea? Is that – do you think this is the – South Korea has violated sanctions?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I think – we’d say this: that we have a great relationship with the Government of South Korea. My understanding is that they are looking into reports of this. We encourage all countries to maintain sanctions, and to not skirt sanctions and make sure that sanctions are adhered to.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: But two days ago, John Bolton, national security advisor, and South Korean national security advisor Chung Eui-yong, they had telephone conversation and John Bolton said that he trust or believe in the South Korean Government. What does it mean that you trust the South Korean Government, so --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Well, the Government of the Republic of Korea is an ally and longstanding partner of ours, and we closely coordinate with that government.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: But allies – but they do something behind the United States is smuggling something else, so how you going to trust them?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Look, we trust when they say that they will investigate that they will investigate. We closely coordinate with them. They’ve been longstanding allies and partners, and we have a strong relationship with them.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Are you still investigations or waiting --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have anything more for you on that, okay?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: All right, thank you.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Thanks.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: (Off-mike.)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Kylie, go right ahead.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So there’s been discussion of potentially having another meeting with North Korea. Has there been any progress on that that --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: We have no meetings, no travel plans to announce today, and by the way, we just got back from a long flight, which I will remind you was a very long flight. Headed over to Asia, a long flight back. We’re okay with being here for a while.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: All right.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: (Off-mike.)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Okay. Hi. Go ahead.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Well wait, can I just follow up real quick on that?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Just hold on, hold on, hold on. He asked first. Go right ahead.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Oh, I’m sorry.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Yes. So about the North Korean coal, yeah. And South Korean Government is going to announce the result of investigation about North Korean coal smuggling maybe later today. So now the issue is that – whether the United States is going to apply the second boycott to the Korean companies, which it appears to be violated the sanctions. So I just wonder whether you are going to apply the secondary boycott to the companies.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I think I just answered that, that the investigation was initiated by the Government of South Korea, and we will wait to hear from them on any announcements with regard to that, okay?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    And we’re going to have to wrap it up in just a minute. Elise, go right ahead.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Just on the – you said there’s nothing new to announce. Are the delegations trying to get another negotiating session? Like your team in Asia, are they trying to get another negotiating session together with the North Koreans?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Look, I mean, I can tell you we continue to have conversations virtually every day, every other day or so --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: With the North Koreans?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: -- with the North Koreans, and when I say “conversations,” that can be by phone, that can be my message, that can be by email. Those are – they take different forms, those conversations do. So we continue to have conversations with the government. When – if and when we have travel announcements to make, I will certainly let you know, but we have nothing yet.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: But I mean, obviously that you’ll make those announcements, but I’m just wondering if like – if there is efforts being made to put together another negotiating session.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have anything for you on that right now.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Can I have one question on the sanctions?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Okay? Okay. Sir, go right ahead.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Yeah. Just to follow up, you said you have nothing planned, but Mr. Bolton mentioned that in the letter that Secretary Pompeo gave to Foreign Minister Ri, there was an offer to meet. Has North Korea responded to that offer yet?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have any information for you on that. This was a letter from the President to Chairman Kim, so I don’t have any visibility on what was actually in that letter or what conversations the White House may or may not be having. I’d have to refer you to the White House for anything on that.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So you can confirm that there was an offer?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I can confirm there was a letter. Anything that the White House has said about that or Ambassador Bolton has said about that, I’d refer you back to them on those matters. When I have something to let you know, I certainly would be happy to.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    MS NAUERT: Yeah.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Two days ago, President Trump claimed most Chinese students in the United States are spies. I’m not asking you to comment on what he said, but State Department as a agency to issue visa to Chinese students, do you share the view – do you think most Chinese students in the United States are spies?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah, I don’t have the President’s comments in front of me. I have not seen those comments, so I would hesitate to comment on his comments without having read it and had the full context. As you are well aware, we have many Chinese students studying in the United States. We have strong people-to-people ties with the Government of China, but of course there are concerns with some who might come into the United States and try to pick up some of our technology and other information and bring it back home for reasons that the United States Government would be concerned about. But we have a strong relationship with China and we enjoy having students studying in the United States from China, and I’ll just leave it at that.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Okay, thanks. We’ve got to go, guys. We’ll see you soon.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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          How Russia Plans to Get Turkey on Its Side      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Aykan Erdemir & John Lechner, Nat'l Interest
Moscow's efforts appear to be paying off, as a 2017 poll showed that over 70 percent of Turkish citizens were favorable toward a political, economic and security alliance with Russia.
          Turkey Steps Up Efforts to Shun Dollar      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Mehmet Cetingulec, Al Monitor
As the Turkish lira plunges to a record low, some voices in Ankara are warning that the United States is furious over Turkey's efforts to reduce its dependency on the dollar.
          Black Large Size Turkish Towel,Extra Large Turkish Towel,Peshtemal,X Large Turkish towel,Turkish Throw,picnic bed cover in gray by Cottonia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Length:87" Width: 59" (220cm x 150 cm)

Weightiness: 1.190 lbs/ 540 Grams.

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Peshtemal Towels are made from 100% natural cotton, and have been produced on hand-woven looms in Turkey for hundreds of years. Turkish Towel, is a thinner alternative to terry towel. Although it's lighter, Pestemal soaks water as much as a bath towel. Dries 15 minutes in beach condition. It does not take up undue space in your bag or drawer. It's soft and rolls up nicely, making it perfect for beach, bath,pool,sports,travel, gym, yoga, travel etc. Turkish Towels are perfect gift for yoor loved ones. Our towels are durable for frequent washing. Turkish Towels are perfect beach party, bachelorette party and bridesmaid gifts.

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          toggle bracelet. KEY LIME RHYTHMS. stone bracelet. freshwater pearl bracelet. beach bracelet. turquoise peridot bracelet. vacation jewelry. by StoneSavvyJewelry      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

49.00 USD

toggle bracelet. KEY LIME RHYTHMS. stone bracelet. freshwater pearl bracelet. beach bracelet. turquoise peridot bracelet. vacation jewelry.
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The whole universe is based on rhythms. Everything happens in circles, in spirals. ~John Hartford
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doesn't this bracelet just scream summer and beach? love the key lime color accented with Bali silver, Kingman Arizona turquoise and freshwater pearls. the bracelet closes with a twisted toggle bar clasp.

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matching necklace and earrings.
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more freshwater pearls.
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SIZING - if you need a size that is not listed, please contact me. because bead size can change the size of a bracelet, my sizes are always the INSIDE circumference of the piece when clasped, NOT the unclasped length. you can determine the size you need by measuring the smallest part of your wrist and adding 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch depending on how loose you'd like it. for example, if your wrist measures 6 1/2 inches, you'd order a size 7. please ask if you need help determining size.
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agates are among the oldest good luck and healing stones. the name is said to come for the Achates River in Sicily. it was described by the Greek philosopher Theoprastus in 350 B.C. and in Byzantium, people already knew how to enhance the color of agate by burning. because of its layered structure, agate was often used for cameo engraving of heads and coats of arms against a deeper underlying color. agate can be found wherever there were former volcanoes.

this lustrous gem acquired its name from the ancient Romans, who wore elongated pearls as ear pendants that they called pirla, a slang diminutive of pira (“pear”). it’s said that if diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then pearls must be her favorite sister. the pearl is an organic gem grown within oysters and a few other mollusks. folklore says that Cleopatra served wine with ground pearls in it to her more important guests. precious pearl jewelry, much loved by kings, emperors, tsars, maharajahs and princes can be admired in museums throughout the world. a pearl necklace worn four thousand years ago by the Persian queen Achemenid can still be admired today.

turquoise has been revered for thousands of years! Crusaders discovered this stone in Turkey. its name means "Turkish stone" in French, a reference to where Persian material passed on its way to Europe. Native Americans have long considered it a holy stone. they also believed it was a magic stone protecting them against harm. objects of turquoise have been discovered in tombs, indicating that the ancient Egyptians and Greeks also believed the stone to have protective properties. in the middle ages, it was thought to give women a sense of happiness and contentment and guarantee success and power to men. the most beautiful specimens are found in Arizona.

glistening green peridot is a volcanic gem formed in the deep fires of the earth. peridot splits and bends the rays of light passing through it, giving it a velvety appearance and rich glow. pronounced PEAR-ih-doh (or PEAR-ih-dot), its yellow-green color is mainly dependent on the amount of ferrous iron present. the traditional birthstone of August, peridot has been mined for over 4,000 years on Hawaii, it is treasured as the tears of Pele. an entire beach in Oahu is formed of peridot sand, worn to powder by the ceaseless ocean. it is said to have been Cleopatra's favorite gemstone. avoid exposing peridot beads to acids, quick temperature changes, scratches, sharp blows, or home ultrasonic cleaners.

the role played by silver in ancient civilizations is similar to that played by gold. until the eighteenth century silver was considered almost as valuable as gold. silver jewelry was produced as early as the fourth millennium B.C. Saxony was for a long time the main supplier of silver and it became very rich as a result. after the discovery of the Americas by the Europeans, so much silver was mined in the United States and Mexico that the price and the value attached to silver fell sharply. today the largest deposits of silver are found in Mexico, Australia and the former Soviet Union. silver is a precious metal, not a mineral.

->->-> for those who believe ;)
-- agate --
agate provides inspiration, brings emotional comfort and reduces stress. agate enables the wearer to choose between true friends and false ones. it is said to avert storms and lightning, protect children from danger and bring prosperity.
star sign:
Capricorn ~agate helps Capricorn feel safe and relaxed.
Pisces ~ agate provides Pisces with stamina and patience. it helps
her keep her feet on the ground.
Taurus ~ agate strengthens Taurus thoughtful, down-to-earth characters. it allows them to make their dreams a reality and it helps them to live within their means.
Scorpio ~ agate's crystalline inclusions give Scorpio the purity and clarity to recognize her inner nature.

-- pearl --
purity, faith, sincerity
June birthstone
star sign:
Cancer ~ pearls bestow wisdom and sincerity on Cancer. they also provide contentment in old age and help moderate mood swings.

-- turquoise --
cleansing, protection, valor
turquoise symbolizes beauty. it lifts depression, gives self-confidence and promotes endurance.
birthstone - December
star sign:
Aquarius ~ turquoise is effective for Aquarius in counteracting and moderating mood swings.
Gemini ~ turquoise protects Gemini from negative influences. it also absorbs unhealthy vibrations.
Libra ~ turquoise brings together within itself the blue vibration of the heavens and the green of the earth; ideal for Libra who is always looking for harmony and balance.

-- peridot --
peridot is said to help slow the aging process, physically and mentally, and also to be helpful in facilitating the birthing process. it often is said to help speech, increasing its eloquence and removing impediments, and it sometimes used to find lost or misplaced things.
August birthstone
Leo - peridot keeps Leo young, strengthens her immune system and revivifies her aura.

-- silver --
some believe that silver transmits and intensifies the power of healing stones, so that when they are set in silver they become even more powerful. turquoise and coral are examples. like gold, silver symbolizes wealth and prosperity. those prone to outbursts of anger and rudeness can be pacified by silver.
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          Athletics - Warholm wins first leg of audacious one-lap double      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
BERLIN: Karsten Warholm landed the first leg of a potentially "crazy" one-lap double when he won a world-class 400 metres hurdles battle at the European Championships on Thursday - 24 hours before he guns for a second gold in the flat 400m final. On a night when Turkey's Ramil Guliyev produced a ...
          Turkey to outline 'new economic model' as currency slides      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's government says it will outline a "new economic model" on Friday as the national currency hit another record low amid concerns about the president's policies and an ongoing dispute with the U.S.

The lira, which has fallen about 30 percent since the start of the ...

          8/10/2018: The Views: US-Turkey ties cracking up rapidly      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Turkey’s relations with the United States have been unremittingly rotten for some time. They took a sharp turn for the worse when last week, the US Treasury slapped Turkey’s interior and justice ministers with sanctions inspired by the Global Magnitsky...
          8/10/2018: Leisure: Today in History      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
August 10 1759 - Carlos III becomes king of Spain. 1787 - Turkey declares war on Russia, fearing designs on Georgia. 1792 - French monarchy is overthrown after mobs in Paris attack the palace of King Louis XVI. 1979 - India’s 17-tonne SLV-3 rocket,...
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In their first response to the market rout in the past week, Turkish policymakers said they’d curb economic growth ambitions to reduce borrowing. The government has set a growth target of less than 4 per cent, down from 5.5 per cent originally,...
          8/10/2018: Markets: Turkey-US tensions sees record fall of lira      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The grip of bears on Turkish assets tightened as the nation’s souring relationship with the US added to investor concern over authorities’ inability to put a lid on inflation, sending its currency to a fresh record low and driving up bond yields. The...
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A car mechanic from Croydon has built his own version of the iconic dog car from Dumb and Dumber to take part in the Boom Banger Rally. The road trip to Istanbul in Turkey is designed for old, rundown or strange cars so Andy Stiff, a mechanic at A&J ...


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A car mechanic from Croydon has built his own version of the iconic dog car from Dumb and Dumber to take part in the Boom Banger Rally. The road trip to Istanbul in Turkey is designed for old, rundown or strange cars so Andy Stiff, a mechanic at A&J ...


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          Brubeck Brothers Honor Their Father's 1958 Eurasian Tour With New CD      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

By Paul Conley

In 1958, a year before the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s groundbreaking album Time Out was released with its now classic tunes "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk," the group embarked on a State Department-sponsored tour of Eurasia. That tour had a profound effect on Brubeck, international audiences, and two of his musician sons. To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the tour, The Brubeck Brothers Quartet has released a new CD called Timeline.

One of the tunes on the album is “The Golden Horn," composed by Dave Brubeck and inspired by his visit to Turkey in 1958.  Brubeck's historic Eurasian tour included several stops in communist countries behind the Iron Curtain, where his quartet served as cultural ambassadors playing American jazz, the musical expression of freedom and democracy. Chris Brubeck and his kid brother Dan were just 5 and 3 when their dad got the call.

“We were the younger brothers who got left behind when our older brothers Darius and Michael and my mom and dad said, ‘We’re going on this very important tour for the U.S. State Department.’ And they actually left for three months,” explains bassist, trombonist and composer Chris Brubeck.

Those three months were hardly a vacation. The Brubeck Quartet played 80 concerts in 14 countries, and while they started off in friendly old England, the landscape soon changed.

“They ended up going to Turkey and Afghanistan and Iraq and Iran,” recalls Chris. “Finally the State Department, who sponsored this tour, sent my mom and my older brothers back because they said it was too dangerous.”

Dave Brubeck was sent on a mission by the U.S. State Department, but cultural exchange is a two-way street. As Chris explains, his father’s ears were wide open. What he heard would profoundly affect the directions he would take in music.

“Dave was walking in Istanbul when he heard street musicians playing in a crazy beat that he had never heard before growing up in Northern California. And as he analyzed what was going on he heard that it was in 9/8 time. So once he figured that out, he put a melody to that rhythm and then he borrowed the rondo form from classical music and then he started alternating blues against all that kind of stuff and somehow it became maybe the most popular tune he ever wrote called 'Blue Rondo a la Turk.'

On our [the Brubeck Brothers Quartet] record Timeline we did a version of that because historically that’s the most important thing that came out of that tour and really opened up avenues of a lot of other jazz musicians starting to incorporate world music. 

We had Dan start off on hand drums on the dumbeck, which is a Middle Eastern drum. My brother rarely plays hand drums, mainly because they beat the hell out of your hands and it makes it hard to hold the sticks to do the delicate work he does on the drum set. But it was the last thing we did in the recording so like, ‘OK Dan, if you’re through now you can beat up your hands, it won’t matter for a few days!’”

There are some new tunes composed by the Brubeck Brothers band on their latest CD, but the majority of the tracks were written by Dave Brubeck 60 years ago, including "Dziekuje," which is Polish for "Thank you."

“It was a tune that he wrote after he saw Chopin’s house and played it for a very suppressed and heavily watched by the communist police audience in Poland,” says Chris. “It was actually Dan’s idea to say, ‘Hey let’s end this whole record with that thank you.’ It’s a thank you to Dave and thank you to the guys for paying all the dues of that tour. We were happy to put that button on this project.”

The new CD from the Brubeck Brothers honoring their father’s groundbreaking 1958 tour is called Timeline. Chris and Dan, along with guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb, perform this Sunday in Incline Village, presented by Classical Tahoe. While that concert is sold out, tickets are still available for the premiere of Chris’ new double concerto for violin and cello, Pas de Deux, on Saturday, August 11, also presented by Classical Tahoe.

Listen to Timeline on Spotify here.


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Here’e another great e-coupon from Savingstar! Read below if you are not familiar with how an e-coupon works. Save $3.00 when you purchase ANY ONE (1) 20 oz Applegate Turkey Sausage..Expires 8/29/2018.One time use only.Save $3.00.(Only at Walmart) Active Date: April 26, 2018 Expiration Date: August 29, 2018 How Savingstar e-coupons work: 1. Click on […]
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          U.S. Levels Sanctions Against Turkish Officials After Pastor's Detention      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit NOEL KING, HOST: Some more news about the Trump administration - the administration's relationship with Turkey, a NATO ally, has taken a turn for the worse. There's a conflict over the fate of an American citizen. He's a Christian pastor who's under house arrest in Turkey. President Trump has imposed sanctions on two Turkish officials who are involved in the case against the pastor. Turkey has said it will retaliate without delay. NPR's Michele Kelemen has the story. MICHELE KELEMEN, BYLINE: White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says President Trump has spoken several times to Turkey's president about Pastor Andrew Brunson. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) SARAH SANDERS: We've seen no evidence that Pastor Brunson has done anything wrong, and we believe he is a victim of unfair and unjust attention by the government of Turkey. KELEMEN: Brunson, who's from North Carolina, has lived in Turkey for more than two decades. He was arrested along with
          Egyptians eye Turkey as tourism destination      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(MENAFN) Egyptian tourists have been eyeing Turkey as their destination given its spectacular scenes, convenient hotel prices and qualified services.An increasing number of Egyptia...
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The Turkish lira touched a fresh record low against the dollar on Thursday, weakening some 2.5 percent from Wednesday's close after a Turkish delegation met U.S. officials to try and resolve disputes between the two NATO allies. Francis Maguire reports

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[국제관계사] 쿠바 미사일 사태[국제관계] 국제 분쟁과 평화에 대하여[국제경영] 장기화 되고 있는 리비아사태의 파급 효과[국제경영] 장기화 되고 있는 리비아사태의 파급 효과[중등교육 인문지리] 팔레스타인 분쟁 해결 수업 모형 - 시뮬레이션 게임로마의 스포츠교육사 <뉴스> 1) 사건에 대한 간략한 소개 2) 사건이 왜 중요한가? 3) 배후에 있는 구조와 의미는? 4) 국제관계의 개념이나 이론적 논의와 연계해 본다면? <참고문헌> <뉴스> One Million Syrian Refugees The exodus from Syria has accelerated dramatically in recent weeks.In early December some 20 months after the crisis began refugee figures stood at 500 000 .It has only taken three months for that number to double.As violence in Syria spirals out of control more than 7 000 people arrive in Jordan Lebanon Turkey and Iraq every single day. More and more Syrians see no other option than to become refugees.To reach safety they literally have to run for their lives many of them are shot at on their way to the border. The Syria crisis would be an enormous disaster anywhere in the world.But this conflict is taking place in a region so fragile that it risks being destabilized beyond control if the fighting spills across borders.What happens in Syria has a direct impact on the rising sectarian violence in Iraq. There are warnings of a potential civil war if the Syria conflict continues.Lebanon is increasingly threatened by instability with security incidents unsettling its borders.Jordan long a pillar of stability in the Middle East is facing a dramatic economic situation that could trigger social unrest.The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is looming nearby and the Strait of Hormuz one of the world s most sensitive places is just around the corner. - New York Times 기사 일부 발췌 시리아 내전으로 인한 난민의 수가 급격히 증가하고 있으며 시리아 피난민들이 내전은 물론이고 피난길에서 고통을 받고 있으며 이 심각한 사태가 시리아 뿐 아니라 주변국까지 영향을 주고 있음을 시사하고 있는 신문기사를 접하게 되었다. 이 기사를 읽고 시리아 사태에 대해서 다른 중동 국가인 리비아 튀니지와 달리 국제사회가 쉽사리 관여하지 못하고 있으며 수 많은 난민들이 고통받고 있음에도 불구하고 시리아 내전이2년이라는 기간동안 장기화 되고 있는가에 대해 궁금증을 갖게 되어 시리아 내전에 대해 알아보게 되었다. 뉴스http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/06/opinion/global/one-million-syrian-refugees.html?_r=0 New York Times 내부갈등과 시리아 사태의 장기화 한국 이슬람학회 논총 서정민 시리아 내전의 원인과 전망 명지대학교 중동문제 연구소 책임연구원 박현도 중국의 대 이란-시리아 정책의 정치경제적 배경과 시사점 국립외교원 외교안보연구소 이지용 국제사회의 시리아 군사개입 딜레마 KIDA동북아 안보정세 분석 김진아 KIDA 세계분쟁 데이터 베이스 시리아 사태 2주년 ’피의 보복’ 악순환 연합뉴스 한상용 기자 세계는 지금 시리아 내전 2년 서방 반서방 강대강 대립 신냉전 세계일보 정선형 기자 세계각국 복잡한 속내 시리아 사태 해결 ‘지지부진’ JTBC 제1차 세계대전의 배경과 진행과정`아랍의 봄`이후 중동-이슬람식 민주주의의 전망프랑스 비시 정부와 비시 체제 고찰[세계의역사 아시아] 2013년 한 해 동안 동남아시아, 인도, 서아시아에서 일어난 사건이나 현상들 중 하나를 선택, 보도자료들을 근거로 비판중국의 동북공정과 일본의 역사왜곡에 대한 견해[레포트] 6도의 악몽미국의 ISIL에 대한 공습의 적법성 고찰[기초생활보장법]국민기초생활보장제도(국민기초생활보장법)의 제정배경, 제정의의, 국민기초생활보장제도(국민기초생활보장법)의 연혁, 내용, 급여, 국민기초생활보장제도(국민기초생활보장법)의 문제점, 개선방안[범죄] 범죄와 범죄이론, 범죄 관련 제도 및 교정 교육 심층 분석[레포트자료] 1차세계대전과 베르사유 체제[세계사, 역사, 인류의 발달] 테마로 읽는 세계사 산책 총정리과학과기술강의노트[Ⅰ]고대건축[세계지리 교과서] 세계지리 교과서 요약 및 개선점 지적 조회수:443회
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Mavi Boncuk | 

DINNER held by HAMBURG-AMERIKA LINIE [1] AT "SCHNELLDAMPFER /SPEED SHIP" AUGUSTE VICTORIA [2]. 

This menu offered possibly in Istanbul,  Monday March 5, 1900 is not from the maiden voyage but in a successive one.

Menu indicates fried Smyrna fish and butter sauce. Breton style lamb roast, Macedonian style fried kidneys, Artichokes Hollandaise, Roast of turkey. 

Musical program includeed as a waltz music from "The Sultan of Mocha".[3]







[1] The Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (HAPAG for short, often referred to in English as Hamburg America Line (sometimes also Hamburg-American Line, Hamburg-Amerika Linie or Hamburg Line); literally Hamburg American Packet-shipping Joint-stock company) was a transatlantic shipping enterprise established in Hamburg, Germany, in 1847. Among those involved in its development were prominent citizens such as Albert Ballin (Director General), Adolph Godeffroy, Ferdinand Laeisz, Carl Woermann, August Bolten and others, and its main financial backers were Berenberg Bank and H. J. Merck & Co. It soon developed into the largest German, and at times the world's largest, shipping company, serving the market created by the German immigration to the United States and later immigration from Eastern Europe. On 1 September 1970, after 123 years of independent existence, HAPAG merged with the Bremen-based North German Lloyd to form Hapag-Lloyd AG.In the early years, the Hamburg America Line exclusively connected European ports with North American ports, such as Hoboken, New Jersey, or New Orleans, Louisiana. With time, however, the company established lines to all continents. The company built a large ocean liner terminal at Cuxhaven, Germany, in 1900. Connected directly to Hamburg by a dedicated railway line and station, the HAPAG Terminal at Cuxhaven served as the major departure point for German and European immigrants to North America until 1969 when ocean liner travel ceased. 

 [2] Albert Ballin [*](15 August 1857 – 9 November 1918) was a German shipping magnate, who was the general director of the Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (HAPAG) or Hamburg-America Line, at times the world's largest shipping company. Being the inventor of the concept of the cruise ship, he is known as the father of modern cruise ship travel.

Augusta Victoria, later Auguste Victoria, placed in service in 1889 and named for Empress Augusta Victoria, wife of German Emperor Wilhelm II, was the name ship of the Augusta Victoria series and the first of a new generation of luxury Hamburg America Line ocean liners. She was the first European liner with twin propellers and when first placed in service, the fastest liner in the Atlantic trade. Off-season pleasure cruises were therefore started in 1891, and Augusta Victoria's cruise in the Mediterranean and the Near East from 22 January to 22 March 1891, with 241 passengers including the Ballins themselves (Albert Ballin and his wife Marianne), is often stated to have been the first ever cruise. 


  • The Mediterranean ports of call included Genoa, Alexandria, Jaffa, Beirut, Constantinople (now Istanbul), Athens, Malta, Naples, and Lisbon.
  • When the Augusta Victoria returned home after its two-month voyage, the cruise was judged a great success.
  • Every year since then (except for periods of war), Hapag and other lines have offered similar cruises.
Christian Wilhelm Allers published an illustrated account of it as Backschisch (Baksheesh). However, the British Orient Line had offered cruises in the late 1880s.

In 1897, the ship was rebuilt and lengthened and in 1904 she was sold to the Imperial Russian Navy, which renamed her Kuban

[*] As a Jew in Hamburg and German society, Ballin was subject to the anti-Semitic prejudices of the time. However, because of his important position with Hapag, not even Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941) could ignore him. In fact, he often met with the Jewish shipowner to discuss the political and financial aspects of Germany’s seafaring industry.

The Kaiser was such a frequent guest at Ballin’s Hamburg villa, that it was known a bit scornfully as “Klein Potsdam” or “Little Potsdam.” (Potsdam being the site of the Prussian royal palaces, just south of Berlin.)

Some sources claim that Ballin was the only non-converted Jew with whom the Kaiser had a personal relationship. Although they were never close friends, they had a cordial relationship.



Before his own suicide in 1918, Albert Ballin’s older brother, Joseph, had taken his own life rather dramatically almost exactly 11 years earlier. The New York Times and other American newspapers carried the story, dated November 13, 1907: “J. Ballin, a stockbroker and a brother of Albert Ballin, …committed suicide with a revolver this afternoon in a lavatory at the local Bourse [in Hamburg].” No reason was known. 


Nor do we know exactly why Albert Ballin ended his own life. But a combination of factors came together in 1918 that probably overwhelmed the shipping magnate. A war he had been against from the start was coming to a very bad end for Germany. The Kaiser, who had once been his confidant, refused to speak to him anymore and was about to abdicate his throne. Ballin was now considered a pacifist traitor by his government and many Germans. The war had destroyed Hapag, and it would be years before it could even partially recover.



[3]The Sultan of Mocha" (1874) a comic opera in 3 acts.Music by Alfred Cellier (1844-1891) Libretto by Albert Jarret and W. Lestocq. It was first produced at the Prince's Theatre, Manchester between 16 November and 19 December, 1874, a run of 30 performances. SOURCE
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Candide (or Optimism) is a satire novel written by the French writer and philosopher Voltaire (pen name of François-Marie Arouet) in 1759. It is the tale of adventure of Candide, whose belief that everything happens for the best is turned upside down as he wanders the world with his numerous companions. 

Candide's misfortunes begin upon being caught kissing a women. Upon being kicked out, he says: “Alas!” said Candide, “I know this love, that sovereign of hearts, that soul of our souls; yet it never cost me more than a kiss and twenty kicks on the backside. How could this beautiful cause produce in you an effect so abominable?” (Candide, Chapter 1) 

In the rest of the novella, everywhere Candide goes and everything that happens to him is a result of his love for Cunégonde. Additionally, Pangloss's syphilis too is a result of his interaction with a woman. Women thus symbolize man's desire, which ultimately results in trouble. Candide's love for Cunégonde ends up resulting in a series of violent acts committed by Candide, from killing her Jewish lover to stabbing her brother. 

Mavi Boncuk | (pictured) Candide recoils in horror when he sees how ugly Cunégonde has become.


No sooner had Candide got on board the vessel than he flew to his old valet and friend Cacambo, and tenderly embraced him. "Well," said he, "what news of Cunegonde? Is she still a prodigy of beauty? Does she love me still? How is she? Thou hast doubtless bought her a palace at Constantinople?" "My dear master," answered Cacambo, "Cunegonde washes dishes on the banks of the Propontis, in the service of a prince, who has very few dishes to wash; she is a slave in the family of an ancient sovereign named Ragotsky,[35] to whom the Grand Turk allows three crowns a day in his exile. But what is worse still is, that she has lost her beauty and has become horribly ugly. 

"He reunites with Cunégonde, who he points out is no longer pretty, and the old woman. It turns out that Pangloss and the Baron too are miraculously still alive. The group (excluding the Baron, who Candide sends back to a Turkish gang so that he does not get in the way of his sister’s wedding to Candide) end up buying a farm outside of Constantinople, where they ultimately end up cultivating a garden. 

Galley Slaves to Ottoman Turks

Dr. Pangloss: Candide believed that Pangloss was hanged at the auto-da-fé in Lisbon, but he later found him alive working as a galley-slave in Constantinople.

"...I entered the service of a Venetian merchant, and went with him to Constantinople. One day I took it into my head to step into a mosque, where I saw an old Iman and a very pretty young devotee who was saying her paternosters. Her bosom was uncovered, and between her breasts she had a beautiful bouquet of tulips, roses, anemones, ranunculus, hyacinths, and auriculas. She dropped her bouquet; I picked it up, and[Pg 157] presented it to her with a profound reverence. I was so long in delivering it that the Iman began to get angry, and seeing that I was a Christian he called out for help. They carried me before the cadi, who ordered me a hundred lashes on the soles of the feet and sent me to the galleys. I was chained to the very same galley and the same bench as the young Baron."

Baron Thunder-ten-tronckh: The Baron refuses to allow Candide to marry his sister, so Candide takes out his sword and tries to kill the Baron. Candide later finds the Baron alive in Constantinople as a galley-slave. 

"..."I ask your pardon once more," said Candide to the Baron, "your pardon, reverend father, for having run you through the body." "Say no more about it," answered the Baron. "I was a little too hasty, I own, but since you wish to know by what fatality I came to be a galley-slave I will inform you. After I had been cured by the surgeon of the college of the wound you gave me, I was attacked and carried off by a party of Spanish troops, who confined me in prison at Buenos Ayres at the very time my sister was setting out thence. I asked leave to return to Rome to the General of my Order. I was appointed chaplain to the French Ambassador at Constantinople. I had not been eight days in this employment when one evening I met with a young Ichoglan, who was a very handsome fellow. The weather was warm. The young man wanted to bathe, and I took this opportunity of bathing also. I did not know that it was a capital crime for a Christian to[Pg 155] be found naked with a young Mussulman. A cadi ordered me a hundred blows on the soles of the feet, and condemned me to the galleys. I do not think there ever was a greater act of injustice. But I should be glad to know how my sister came to be scullion to a Transylvanian prince who has taken shelter among the Turks."

Chapters 26-28: One night, Candide comes upon Cacambo in a restaurant. Cacambo is now a slave and informs Candide that Cunégonde is in Constantinople. Also at the restaurant are six strangers, one of whom is Cacambo's master, Sultan Achmed. Their servants all refer to them as Your Majesty. Candide asks about this strange occurrence, and the six dethroned kings tell their stories of misfortune. Candide and Martin join Sultan Achmed and Cacambo on board a ship headed to Constantinople. Cacambo tells Candide that Cunégonde is now a slave to a prince and has become very ugly. Despite this, Candide says, "I'm a man of honour, and my duty is to love her always," (79). Candide bought Cacambo back and then boarded a galley to search for Cunégonde. Two of the galley-slaves turn out to be Pangloss and the young Baron who had miraculously survived hanging and stabbing respectively. Pangloss insists that despite his unfortunate life, he still believes wholeheartedly in the philosophy of Optimism. 

Chapters 29-30: The whole group tells their stories and debates philosophy until they find Cunégonde and the old woman working at the home of the Prince of Transylvania. Candide recoils upon seeing Cunégonde's ugliness but his good manners prevail. Candide buys both Cunégonde and the old woman free. No one has told Cunégonde that she is ugly. The old woman reminds Candide of his promise to marry her, but the Baron still refuses to allow the marriage. They send the Baron back to the galley, and Candide marries Cunégonde. The whole group goes to live on a small farm, but they are all unhappy and bored. Paquette and the monk show up with no money which prompts even more philosophizing and arguing. The group consults a dervish, the greatest philosopher in Turkey, who asks, "What does it matter whether there's evil or there's good... When His Highness sends a ship to Egypt, does he worry whether the mice on board are comfortable or not?" (86). When Pangloss tries to discuss Optimism with him, the dervish slams the door on them. They then meet an old Turkish man who says, "I have but twenty acres. I cultivate them with my children. Work keeps us from three great evils: boredom, vice, and need," (87). Candide concludes that this Turk is more fortunate than the dethroned kings they met earlier and concludes that "we must cultivate our garden," (88). Pangloss agrees with a philosophical argument. Martin suggests that they stop philosophizing and start working, and the group followed this advice. Each person had their own job and they lived well. Pangloss still believes in Optimism. Candide responds, saying, "That is well put, but we must cultivate our garden," (88).
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I think Ukraine's performance in Quals just put the fear of God into Oleg to get ready for Worlds. Without him, Ukraine might not qualify a full team to the Olympics (or you know... qualify to try to qualify a full team to the Olympics). Hey, Oleg Stepko... it's kind of cold in Siberia, and the Russian team doesn't love you very much. Maybe you should consider moving back to the Ukraine. Russia is ... Russia. The Russian women showed up looking like a different team between Quals and TF. Hopefully, the Russian men will show up to TF looking like the same team. If not, then we will be making Chernobyl jokes for a long time. So happy for Germany (especially Toba), France, Turkey and Italy. I generally forget Italy fields a men's team.
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Navigating the world of weight loss advice is no freaking joke. Everywhere you look, there is someone trying to sell you on the latest wrap, pill, diet fad, or shake. So, you might want to start with easy, widespread advice you've heard through the years: drink lots of water, get cardio at least a few times a week, and don't eat carbs at night, right? Right? After talking to a few registered dieticians, we're not so sure.

It's Totally OK to Eat at Night

Before getting into the carbs or no carbs discussion, you might want to know if eating anything at night could hinder weight loss or management. "I don't see eating at night as posing a challenge for weight management," said Tracey Grant, RDN, CWHC, of Whole Daily Life."A well-composed evening snack won't affect your progress any differently in the evening than it would elsewhere in your day."

Anna Hartman, RDN, of Food Smarts Nutrition, agreed. "For the vast majority of people, the time on the clock when we eat doesn't have a huge impact on how we digest and utilize nutrients, or how our bodies regulate weight." There are certain groups of people, namely competitive bodybuilders and professional athletes, whose performance-related goals can benefit from nutrient timing, but us normal people are going to see a bigger impact from the type of foods we eat than the timing of our meals and snacks.

Dinner or Late Snack Carbs Are Fine, Too, but There's a Catch

Should you stay away from carbs at night if you do choose to indulge in a post-dinner snack? Grant recommended a balance, including carbs, protein, and fat. "By including some of each macronutrient, you will have a more balanced blood sugar response (as opposed to a blood sugar spike), which translates to more effective use of that energy and better sleep. A blood sugar spike tells the body to store energy (which could end up being stored as fat if not used) to help bring blood sugar down, and these spikes can also contribute to internal inflammation."

Both experts advised that eating whole, minimally-processed foods, as opposed to refined foods like crackers, cookies, and candy, is the way to go. When we choose foods that are minimally processed and higher in fiber like fruits, veggies, whole grains (pro tip: whole grains have actually been shown to promote a good night's sleep), and legumes, the food is digested and absorbed more slowly - and we get more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

"Our bodies do utilize carbohydrates more efficiently when we are more active (i.e., not when we are preparing for sleep). Knowing this, a large influx of carbs late at night, right before sleep, may not be used as efficiently as a high-carb meal consumed earlier in the day when we are active (after exercise, for example)," Hartman said. A better choice would be a low- to moderate-carbohydrate meal or snack made up of high-quality, nutrient dense foods.

You'll Want Your Meal to Be Balanced

Some of Grant's favorite evening snacks include "a small banana with a handful of nuts, a hard-boiled egg and a handful of berries, half of a sweet potato with cinnamon and nut butter, or a mug of bone broth blended with ghee and collagen."

Hartman's suggestions include the following:

  • 1/2 a 100 percent whole wheat pita pocket with two tablespoons of hummus and a few baby carrots
  • Slice of whole grain toast with one tablespoon of peanut butter
  • Small sliced apple and 1/4 cup almonds
  • 4 oz. of vanilla Greek yogurt topped with 1/4 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese, quark, or skyr with a sliced fresh peach
  • 1/2 cup protein-fortified, plant-based milk with 2/3 cup whole-grain cereal
  • 1/2 turkey sandwich on toasted whole-grain bread with 1/4 avocado

"If you find yourself snacking at night out of boredom, stress, or anything other than hunger, that is an opportunity for change. This nighttime grazing can add up to a lot of extra food intake over time, which can negatively impact blood sugar and hormone levels, and can contribute to unexpected shifts in body weight," Hartman said. If you truly are hungry, "Find a snack that is both enjoyable and nourishing. Pay attention to how various foods make you feel when you choose to eat them at night. Notice which ones are satisfying you, which ones settle well in your stomach, and which ones promote a good night's sleep," she added.


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9 dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkish coast

Europe

DF-Xinhua Report

Nine people died on Thursday when a boat carrying migrants sank off Turkey's Aegean coast, local media reported.

   The mishap occurred off Kusadasi district of Turkey's southwestern province of Aydin, the state-run Anadolu Agency said.

   Hurriyet daily said the boat was carrying 13 illegal migrants on route to a Greek island and four were rescued.

   The Aegean Sea was once the main route for migrants being smuggled into Europe via Turkey. A deal signed between Turkey and the European Union in March 2016 has reduced the flow of illegal migration.

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Turecka lira traci na wartości w zastraszającym tempie, a inflacja sięga kilkunastu procent. Międzynarodowy Fundusz Walutowy, który mógłby pomóc, nie otrzymał na razie z Turcji żadnych sygnałów.
          The C.O.W.S. Compensatory Call-In 11/26/16      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the weekly Compensatory Call-In. We encourage non-white listeners to dial in with their codified concepts, new terms, observations, research findings, workplace problems or triumphs, and/or suggestions on how best to Replace White Supremacy With Justice ASAP. Weâ??ll use these sessions to hone our use of words as tools to reveal truth, neutralize White people. Weâ??ll examine news reports from the past seven days and - hopefully - promote a constructive dialog. #ANTIBLACKNESS This week marked President Obama's and First Lady Michelle Obama's final Thanksgiving at The White House. The days preceeding turkey day were stuffed with handwringing over the pending Trump administration and how much influence the Alt-Right, White Nationalists will wield in the Oval Office. The listing of flagrantly Racist acts directy related to Trump or conspicuously concurrent with his electoral triumph grows exponentially. Former Oklahoma City Police officer and convicted serial rapist Daniel Holtzclaw lost the trial for his freedom. But the caged sexual predator has a congregation of allies who've financed the erection of a billboard suggesting Holtzclaw's innocence. Entertainment icon Kanye West halted a California concert to air his stance on the presidential election and his hypothetical support of Trump. Soon thereafter, West reportedly agreed to seek medical attention for "stress and exhaustion." #BlackMentalHealth. INVEST in The COWS - http://paypal.me/GusTRenegade CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
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The Europa League third qualifying round clash will be decided at Turf Moor next week.
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1 آب/أغسطس 2018
أدى الانقلاب الفاشل الذي وقع في 15 تموز/يوليو 2016 إلى تغيير السياسة التركية بشكل لا رجعة فيه. وعلى الرغم من إحباط محاولة الانقلاب لحسن الحظ، إلا أن المسار الذي اختاره أردوغان بعد الانقلاب - باستخدامه سلطات حالة الطوارئ التي مُنحت له لملاحقة مدبّري الانقلاب على وجه التحديد، ولكنه شرع بدلاً من ذلك في شن حملة أوسع نطاقاً بكثير ضد جميع المعارضين، والعديد منهم لم تكن له أي علاقة بالانقلاب بأي شكل من الأشكال - يسلّط الضوء على حقيقة مؤسفة بشأن البلاد: تركيا تتخبط في أزمة كبيرة.  
فالبلاد منقسمة بين مؤيدين ومعارضين لأردوغان الذي فاز في دورات انتخابية متتالية في تركيا منذ عام 2002 على أساس برنامج شعبوي يميني. وقد قام أردوغان بتشويه صورة الناخبين الذين لن يصوتوا له على الأرجح وقمعهم، في إستراتيجية فاقمت إلى حدّ كبير الاستقطاب في تركيا، التي أصبحت الآن منقسمة بشكل كبير بين معسكر موالٍ لأردوغان وآخر مناهض له: ويتمثل الأول بائتلاف محافظ يميني من القوميين الأتراك يرى أن البلاد هي جنة؛ والثاني، وهو مجموعة فضفاضة من اليساريين والعلمانيين والليبراليين والأكراد، يعتقد أنه يعيش في الجحيم.
والأمر الأكثر مدعاة للقلق هو أن الجماعات الإرهابية على غرار «حزب العمال الكردستاني» اليساري المتطرف وتنظيم «الدولة الإسلامية» الجهادي تستغل هذا الانقسام في تركيا لتزيد إراقة الدماء وتعمق حدة الانقسام حتى بدرجة أكبر. فبين صيف عامي 2015 ونهاية 2016 وحده، واجهت تركيا 33 هجوماً إرهابياً كبيراً لـ تنظيم «الدولة الإسلامية» و«حزب العمال الكردستاني»، مما أسفر عن مقتل ما يقرب من 550 شخصاً. ولجعل الأمور أكثر سوءاً، تتطلع الجهات الفاعلة الدولية، بدءاً من نظام الأسد في دمشق، التي حاولت أنقرة الإطاحة به أثناء الحرب الأهلية السورية، وإلى روسيا وإيران، اللتان تدعمان الأسد، إلى رؤية سقوط أردوغان وانزلاق تركيا في دوامة من الفوضى. 
باختصار، تعيش تركيا في أزمة. هل يمكنها أن تنفجر في ظل هذه الضغوط؟ لا شك في ذلك، وإذا ما انفجرت، سيكون الأمر بمثابة كارثة حتماً. [وفي هذا الصدد، تجدر الإشارة إلى أن] تركيا تحتل موقعاً حاسماً - جغرافياً وأيديولوجياً - بين أوروبا والشرق الأوسط وآسيا الوسطى. وهي من أقدم الديمقراطيات ومن أكبر الاقتصاديات بين إيطاليا والهند؛ لذا فإن انهيارها قد يغرق العالم في فوضى أكبر بكثير من تلك المستعرة حالياً في سوريا والعراق.   
لكن هل تستطيع تركيا الابتعاد عن مثل هذا المستقبل المؤسف؟ من المستحيل إعطاء أي إجابة على هذا السؤال دون فهم كامل لارتقاء أردوغان السلطة وتطلعاته السياسية. فالرئيس التركي هو أحد أكثر رجال الدولة نفوذاً في عصرنا. وقد فاز هو والحزب الذي يتزعمه - في البداية بحكم القانون، وحالياً بحكم الأمر الواقع - بخمس انتخابات برلمانية، وثلاث دورات من الانتخابات المحلية على الصعيد الوطني، واثنان من الانتخابات الرئاسية بالاقتراع الشعبي، واستفتاءان بين عامي 2002 وأوائل 2018.
ولكن ماذا سيكون الإرث الدائم لأردوغان؟ فحيث يرزح سجله تحت جميع الانتقادات، إلّا أنه يتضمن العديد من العناصر الإيجابية، وعلى وجه التحديد، نجاحه في تحقيق النمو الاقتصادي وتحسين مستويات المعيشة. وهذا هو الجانب المشرق لأردوغان. فعندما جاء «حزب العدالة والتنمية» الذي ينتمي إليه أردوغان إلى السلطة في عام 2002، كانت تركيا دولة معظمها من الفقراء. إلّا أنها الآن بلد معظم مواطنيه من ذوي الدخل المتوسط ​​. فقد تحسنت الحياة في جميع أنحاء البلاد، ويتمتع المواطنون ببنية تحتية وخدمات أفضل بشكل عام. في عام 2002، كان معدل وفيات الأمهات في تركيا مشابهاً إلى حد ما لنظيره في سوريا ما قبل الحرب؛ والآن هو قريب من المعدل في اسبانيا. بعبارة أخرى، اعتاد الأتراك العيش كالسوريين، بينما يعيشون الآن كالأسبان. وهذا هو السبب في استمرار تمتع أردوغان بشعبية كبيرة وفوزه بالانتخابات، على الرغم من أن دخل الفرد في تركيا لم يرتفع إلا بشكل تدريجي منذ تلك الزيادة "المعجزة" بين عامي 2002 و 2008. وفي المستقبل، سيكون الاقتصاد نقطة ضعف أردوغان. فإذا استمرت تركيا في النمو، فسوف تستمر قاعدة أردوغان في دعمه.
وعلى أي حال، فباستثناء الانهيار الاقتصادي، سيدخل أردوغان التاريخ باعتباره أحد قادة تركيا الأكثر شهرةً وكفاءةً ونفوذاً، ليصطف على الأرجح إلى جانب أتاتورك الذي آمن بأن النظام السياسي العلماني المتأثر بالثقافة الغربية الذي بناه في القرن العشرين لن ينهار أبداً.
كانت العلمانية سمة مميزة لإصلاحات أتاتورك وإرثه في تركيا. فأتاتورك، الضابط في الجيش العثماني، كان نتاجاً للإمبراطورية العثمانية بعد سقوطها: وكان علمانياً تماماً وموالياً للغرب. وجاءت محاولته التي تمثلت بإضفاء الطابع الغربي والأوروبي على تركيا بشكل جذري كردّ على انهيار الإمبراطورية، التي أطلق عليها اسم "رجل أوروبا المريض". وكان يعتقد أن العثمانيين فشلوا لأنهم لم يصبحوا علمانيين ولم يتأثروا بأوروبا بدرجة كافية. فلو استطاعت تركيا أن تصبح قوية على غرار الدول الأوروبية - في تلك الأيام - التي ضمت العديد من القوى العظمى في العالم، فربما كانت ستتجنب المصير المظلم للإمبراطورية العثمانية، التي مزقتها الدول الأوروبية في نهاية الحرب العالمية الأولى. لقد أراد أتاتورك أن يجعل تركيا أوروبيةً تماماً كي تصبح دولة لا تقهر من جديد.    
وقد تم انتقال موضوع استعادة عظمة تركيا إلى الأجيال اللاحقة من الزعماء الأتراك، وآخرهم أردوغان. ومن أجل تحقيق هذه الغاية عمد إلى جعل تركيا دولة شرق أوسطية قوية قادرة على منافسة الأوروبيين وقوى عظمى أخرى.   
ولا يزال انهيار الإمبراطورية العثمانية يرسم معالم نظرة تركيا حول مكانتها في العالم، مما يخلف أساطير وأهداف يتردد صداها في العقلية التركية. فالدول التي كانت سابقاً إمبراطوريات عظمى لا تنسى أبداً هذا الواقع، وغالباً ما تتمتع بإحساس مرن ومبالغ فيه لأيام المجد، وتاريخ عن سبب عدم كونها إمبراطورية بعد [انهيارها السابق] - وهو مزيج حارق من الفخر بماضٍ مثالي، وشكوى من عظمة مفقودة أو مسروقة، واستعداد للتأثر (بمقدار أقل من التملق والعرضة للتلاعب) بسياسيين فعالين.        
وبعد أن حَكَمَ تركيا لمدة 16 عاماً، منذ عام 2002، جمع أردوغان ما يكفي من النفوذ لتقويض إرث أتاتورك، وجعل "الكماليين" الأصليين - لو كانوا على قيد الحياة - يشككون في ثقتهم التامة بنظامهم. لقد قام بتفكيك علمانية أتاتورك خلال فترة تزيد قليلاً على عقد من الزمن، ونجح بذلك دون رحمة كبيرة لخصومه. وجعل شكلاً محافظاً ومتصلّباً من الإسلام يطغى على الأنظمة السياسية والتعليمية في البلاد وأبعد تركيا عن أوروبا والغرب. وللمفارقة، إن هذا هو جانب "أتاتورك" من أردوغان. وبالطبع، لا يشارك أردوغان قيم أتاتورك بل فقط أساليبه. وكما رسم أتاتورك معالم تركيا على صورته الخاصة بعد انهيار الإمبراطورية العثمانية، يقوم أردوغان برسم دولة جديدة، ولكن تلك التي ترى نفسها إسلامية بشكل عميق في الأمور السياسية والسياسة الخارجية - لجعلها قوة عظمى من جديد. 
وأردوغان هو بمثابة "أتاتورك" معادٍ لأتاتورك. كونه ترعرع في تركيا علمانية وواجه استبعاداً اجتماعياً في سن مبكرة بسبب تديّنه وآرائه المحافظة، يتحرّك أردوغان انطلاقاً من عدائه المتأصل لأساليب أتاتورك. ومع ذلك فقد قام بتفكيك نظام أتاتورك مستخدماً الأدوات ذاتها التي وفّرتها له النخبة المؤسسة في البلاد: مؤسسات الدولة وهندسة اجتماعية من المستويات العليا إلى المستويات الدنيا، وكلاهما من السمات المميزة لإصلاحات أتاتورك. وقد استخدم أردوغان وسائل أتاتورك وأساليبه لاستبدال حتى أتاتورك نفسه. والنتيجة النهائية هي قيام تركيا حالياً بالتمييز ضد المواطنين الذين لا يُعرّفون أنفسهم في المقام الأول من خلال الإسلام، وتحديداً الإسلام السني المحافظ، المذهب الذي ينتمي إليه أردوغان. 
ومع ذلك، يواجه أردوغان مشكلة: ففي حين وصل أتاتورك إلى السلطة كجنرال عسكري، يتمتع أردوغان بتفويض ديمقراطي للحكم. وما هو أكثر من ذلك، أن تركيا تنقسم مناصفة تقريباً بين معسكرات مؤيدة لأردوغان وأخرى معادية له. وعلى الرغم من هذه الحقائق، يريد أردوغان بشدة تغيير تركيا على صورته بنفس الطريقة التي قام بها أتاتورك، وهنا تكمن أزمة تركيا الحديثة، وهي أن نصف البلاد تحتضن النسخة السياسية التي يتبعها اردوغان، لكن النصف الآخر يعارضها بشدة. وطالما تبقى تركيا ديمقراطية حقاً، فلا يمكن لأردوغان إكمال ثورته.
وقد أدى ذلك إلى ولادة الجانب غير الليبرالي الأظلم لأردوغان: فمن أجل أن يمضي قدماً في برنامجه للتغيير الثوري ضد مجتمع منقسم، قام بتخريب الديمقراطية في البلاد. فمن خلال استغلال شعبيته، تخلّى عن الضوابط والتوازنات الديمقراطية، بما فيها وسائل الإعلام والمحاكم. وبدلاً من تقديمه المزيد من الحريات للجميع، قام بقمع خصومه واعتقال المعارضين، وتوفير الحريات غير المتكافئة لقاعدته المحافظة والاسلامية. وعلى الرغم من فوزه بصورة ديمقراطية، إلا أن أردوغان أصبح أكثر استبداداً بمرور الوقت، وضمن عدم وجود تساوي في حقل العمل السياسي من أجل منع السلطة من الإفلات من يديه.
لقد أنجز ذلك من خلال لعبه دور "المستضعف المتسلط". فمن خلال الاعتماد على روايته القائمة على الاستشهاد السياسي في ظل النظام العلماني في التسعينيات، يصوّر أردوغان نفسه الآن كضحية يضطر على مضض إلى قمع أولئك المتآمرين لتقويض سلطته. فقد أرهب وسائل الإعلام ومجتمع الأعمال من خلال عمليات تدقيق ضريبية ذات دوافع سياسية وسَجَن المنشقين والعلماء والصحفيين. وفي ظل حكمه يقوم رجال الشرطة بانتظام بقمع مسيرات المعارضة السلمية. ووفقاً لذلك، فعلى الرغم من استمرار حرية الانتخابات التركية، إلّا أنها غير عادلة على نحو متزايد. وقد أحدثت إستراتيجية أردوغان الانتخابية استقطاباً راسخاً في تركيا: فقد احتشدت قاعدته المحافظة، التي تشكل حوالي نصف البلاد، بحماسة حوله للدفاع عنه. أما النصف الآخر من البلاد، الذي تعرض للوحشية من قبل أردوغان، فيشعر باستياء عميق تجاهه. وعلى نحو متزايد، هناك القليل من القواسم المشتركة بين هذين الكيانين.
ومع ذلك، يرغب أردوغان في رسم معالم كامل تركيا على صورته. فقد جعل إظفاء طابعه الشخصي على السلطة وهيمنته على المؤسسات السياسية والمدنية إلى جعل تركيا دولة هشة من الناحية السياسية، وفي حالة أزمة دائمة. وقد حقق نجاحاً هائلاً في الانتخابات من خلال تشويه صور مجموعات سكانية مختلفة لم تكن لتصوّت له ومهاجمتها سياسياً. وإذا ما جمعناها معاً، تمثّل هذه الفئات ما يقرب من نصف الناخبين الأتراك، ولا يزال هناك الكثير من الأعداء الذين ينتظرون سقوطه من السلطة. ويدرك أردوغان أن أفعاله لم تترك له أي طريقة لائقة للخروج من المشهد [السياسي]. والأكثر من ذلك، أنه عندما يترك أردوغان منصبه - وسوف يفعل ذلك يوماً ما - لن يتبقى سوى عدد قليل من المؤسسات الدائمة للحفاظ على وحدة البلاد.    
ولن تستطيع تركيا الخروج من أزمتها إلّا من خلال سن دستور جديد يوفر حريات واسعة لجميع المواطنين. يجب التذكر أن النظام العلماني الذي أوجد أردوغان هو النظام الذي عمل على حماية الحرية من الدين، ولكن لم يعمل على حماية الحرية الدينية. لقد عكس أردوغان هذه المواقف. وفي المرحلة القادمة، من أجل التأكد من احترام حقوق كل من تركيا التقية والعلمانية، يجب أن يضمن الدستور كلا شكلي الحرية الدينية. ومن شأن قيام ميثاق ليبرالي جديد أن يسمح لتركيا أيضاً بحل قضيتها مع الأكراد من خلال ضمان حقوق واسعة للجميع، بمن فيهم الأكراد. وإذا كان بوسع تركيا تحقيق السلام مع الأكراد، فبإمكانها أيضاً تحقيق السلام مع الأكراد الموالين لـ «حزب العمال الكردستاني» في شمال سوريا، وهو تطور مرحب به سيؤدي بدوره إلى منح أنقرة حاجز وقائي ضد عدم الاستقرار، والجهادية، والصراع الطائفي، والحرب الأهلية، التي من المحتمل أن تنحدر جميعها من سوريا وتهدد تركيا لعقود من الزمن.
وإذا قاد أردوغان تركيا بموجب دستور جديد يجمع معاً النصفين المتباينين في البلاد وفَتَحَ الطريق أمام السلام مع الأكراد، فقد يترك وراءه إرثاً سياسياً إيجابياً أيضاً. على أردوغان الإقرار بأن وقت الثورات بأسلوب أتاتورك - التي تتضمن الهندسة الاجتماعية في إطار تنازلي في تركيا (أو، في هذه الحالة، في أي دولة أخرى) - قد انتهى. وتجدر الإشارة إلى أنه في عشرينيات القرن الماضي كان معظم سكان تركيا - التي رسم أتاتورك معالمها على صورته - من الفلاحين الذين كانت نسبتهم حوالي 75 في المائة. وبالكاد كان 11 في المائة من الأتراك متعلمين، كما أن العديد من أولئك الأشخاص الأكثر تثقيفاً كانوا يدعمون أجندة أتاتورك. أما تركيا المعاصرة، التي يأمل أردوغان في رسم معالمها على صورته، فإن 80 في المائة من سكانها هم من الحضريين و97 في المائة من شعبها متعلّم. 
لذا من غير المحتمل، وربما من المستحيل، أن يتمكن أردوغان من فرض رؤيته المتمثلة بإسلام محافظ متشدد على المجتمع التركي بأكمله، وهو مزيج من المجموعات الاجتماعية والسياسية والعرقية والدينية التي يعارض الكثير منها أجندة أردوغان. وعلى الرغم من جهوده الرامية إلى خلق طبقة من الرأسماليين الإسلاميين المحسوبين، إلّا أن الجزء الأكبر من أصحاب الثروة في البلاد لا يزال منحازاً إلى "جمعية الصناعيين ورجال الأعمال الأتراك" ["توسياد"]، التي تُعتبر نادي "فورتشن 500" التركي، المتمسكة بالقيم العلمانية والديمقراطية والليبرالية الموالية للغرب. إن تركيا بكل بساطة دولة متنوعة جداً ديموغرافياً، وكبيرة جداً اقتصادياً، ومعقدة للغاية سياسياً من أن يتمكن شخص واحد من رسم معالمها على صورته الخاصة على خلفية نظام ديمقراطي وقوى سياسية متنافسة. وطالما أنّ تركيا دولةٌ ديمقراطية، لن يتمكّن أردوغان من الاستمرار في الحكم كما يريد. بعبارة أخرى، يمكنه الاستمرار في تشكيل تركيا بشكل تنازلي فقط من خلال وضع حدّ للديمقراطية. صحيح أن أردوغان فاز في انتخابات 24 حزيران/يونيو، لكن فقط بعد إدارته حملة غير عادلة كلياً، وكان فوزه بهامش ضئيل بواقع 4 نقاط فقط. وهو يعرف تمام المعرفة أنه إذا ما تُرك الأمر للأدوات الديمقراطية، لن يقوم المجتمع التركي بانتخابه. لذا من "المنطقي" أن يصبح أردوغان أكثر استبداداً في المستقبل ليتجنب الإطاحة به، بغض النظر عما إذا كان في ما مضى "ديمقراطياً ملتزماً".
يتعين على أردوغان تجنّب هذا السيناريو من أجل مصلحته الخاصة. فالرئيس التركي يرغب في جعل بلاده قوة عظمى. لقد جعل تركيا دولة مؤلفة من الطبقة الوسطى، ولديها الآن فرصة التحوّل إلى اقتصاد متقدّم إذا قام ببناء مجتمع معلومات يقوم على اعتماد القيمة المضافة، بما فيها البرمجيات وتكنولوجيا المعلومات. بعبارة أخرى، بإمكان تركيا التي يريدها أردوغان مواصلة صعودها إذا حوّلت نفسها من دولة تصدّر السيارات (تصديرها الرئيسي) إلى مركز لموقع "غوغل". فرأسمال تركيا وطبقاتها الإبداعية ستترك البلاد إذا ما استمرت الحكومة في مسارها الحالي، كما أن رؤوس الأموال والمواهب الدولية ستتجنب دخول البلاد إذا لم يتمكن قادتها من توفير نفاذ غير مقيّد إلى الإنترنت وضمان حرية التعبير ووسائل الإعلام والتجمعات والاتحادات واحترام حقوق الأفراد والمخاوف البيئية والمساحات الحضرية والمساواة بين الجنسين - وهي جميعها مطالب رئيسية عبّر عنها المحتجون في "منتزه جيزي" ومنتقدو أردوغان في اليسار واليمين السياسي. وإذا بقيت تركيا مجتمعاً منفتحاً، ستواصل تقدّمها. أما إذا لم تعد ديمقراطية، فسيتوقف هذا التقدّم.   
إن نمو تركيا والحظوظ السياسية لأردوغان مترابطة بشكل وثيق. كما أنها مرتبطة بالاقتصاد العالمي وبالحريات المتوافرة للمواطنين في معظم البلدان المتقدمة. وفي الواقع، يمثّل الاقتصاد نقطة ضعف أردوغان. فعلى الرغم من نمو اقتصاد تركيا بشكل ملحوظ من حيث الحجم منذ عام 2002، إلا أنه لا يزال صغيراً بما يكفي لكي ينكشف بشكل يرثى له على الصدمات الدولية المحتملة. لا بدّ من الاتعاظ من التباطؤ العالمي الذي كاد يدمّر اقتصاد كوريا الجنوبية في عام 1997، في وقت كان فيه اقتصاد ذلك البلد قابلاً للمقارنة تقريباً مع اقتصاد تركيا في أوائل عام 2017. لقد كان انهيار اقتصادي السبب الذي أتى بأردوغان إلى السلطة عام 2002، ويمكن لانهيار اقتصادي مماثل أن يعني نهاية حكمه.    
إذا لم يستمع أردوغان إلى هذه النصيحة، سيعرّض بلاده لنزاع بين الكتلتين، تلك المؤيدة لـ «حزب العدالة والتنمية» والأخرى المناهضة له، كما أن هجمات تنظيم «الدولة الإسلامية» و«حزب العمال الكردستاني» والأعداء الأجانب لن تؤدي إلا إلى تفاقم الأزمة الناشئة. وفي هذا المسار المؤسف، سيعزز أردوغان أكثر فأكثر القومية الاستبدادية. إنه سيناريو "تدبير الأمور" الذي ستبقى بموجبه تركيا في حالة دائمة من الأزمات والصراع الاجتماعي. وللأسف، قد تتدهور الحالة حتى إلى ما هو أسوأ. وفي حين يسعى أردوغان إلى رسم معالم تركيا على صورته الخاصة، قامعاً في طريقه نصف سكان البلاد الذين يعارضونه، فإن معارضيه سيعملون بلا كلل من أجل تقويض أجندته: فالعنف سيولد العنف. ومن شأن الاستقطاب المحلي في تركيا أن يجعلها منكشفة على مكائد أعدائها الأجانب: موسكو، التي ستعمل وراء الكواليس لتقويض ثورة أردوغان؛ دمشق، التي ستستفيد من روابطها مع اليساريين الأتراك المتطرفين لإيذاء أردوغان؛ وأخيراً وليس آخراً، الجهاديون الذين سيعارضون في نهاية المطاف طابع الإسلام السياسي الذي يفرضه أردوغان من اليمين المتطرف. وإذ تترافق أزمة البلاد مع هذه التهديدات الخارجية، فيمكنها أن تقذف تركيا إلى آتون حرب أهلية خطيرة. وفي ظل هذا السيناريو، سيتمّ ذكر أردوغان باعتباره "السلطان الفاشل" الذي تسبب في انهيار تركيا الحديثة. والكرة الآن في ملعب أردوغان.         

سونر چاغاپتاي هو زميل "باير فاميلي" ومدير برنامج الأبحاث التركية في معهد واشنطن، ومؤلف الكتاب الجديد: "السلطان الجديد: أردوغان وأزمة تركيا الحديثة".

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العقوبات الأمريكية قد تضرّ بالاقتصاد التركي وتقوّي أردوغان

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في الأول من آب/أغسطس، فرضت واشنطن عقوبات على اثنين من وزارء الحكومة التركية وجمّدت أموالهما ردّاً على اعتقال القسّ الأمريكي أندرو برانسون ومواطنين أمريكيين آخرين، في الوقت الذي تواصل فيه الليرة التركية تراجعها حيث فقدت ستة في المائة من قيمتها خلال أقل من أسبوع.
المشهد العام: الاقتصاد التركي معرّضٌ للانهيار، وهو يمر بالفعل في مرحلة ضعف حتى قبل فرض العقوبات. لكن في حين قد تشلّ هذه العقوبات الاقتصاد التركي، إلا أنها من غير المحتمل أن تشكل تهديداً لنفوذ الرئيس التركي رجب طيب أردوغان.
وأدّى منهج أردوغان الشعبوي إلى حدوث استقطاب في المجتمع التركي منذ توليه الحكم عام 2003 حيث انقسمت البلاد إلى قطبين تقريباً من خلال دعمه [لهذا الانقسام]. لكن أردوغان نجح في تحييد المعارضة حين استعان بالشرطة الوطنية لقمع تظاهرات المعارضة واعتقال المعارضين وتزوير الانتخابات لضمان الفوز.
والأكثر من ذلك هو أن المحاولة الفاشلة لاغتيال الرئيس التركي في تموز/يوليو 2016 قد غيّرت المشهد السياسي في البلاد بشكل واضح كونها حوّلت اردوغان إلى مُنقذ تركي مسلم في أعين أنصاره اليمينيين. فقد رأوا أن محاولة الانقلاب لم تكن اعتداءً محلياً على النظام الدستوري التركي فحسب، بل أيضاً محاولة من قبل "قوى أجنبية" غربية للتآمر ضد أردوغان والإطاحة به. ومن وجهة النظر هذه، اعتُبرت تلك المحاولة الخطوة الأحدث في سلسلة من الهجمات التاريخية التي شنّها الغرب ضد الدولة التركية والأمة الإسلامية وتعود إلى أيام الصليبيين.
الخلاصة: يعتقد مناصرو أردوغان أن تركيا لا تستطيع الوفاء بمهمتها التاريخية المتمثلة بتحقيق عظمة تركيا واسترجاع كرامة الأمة الإسلامية في العالم بدون أردوغان. ولذلك إذا عانى الاقتصاد التركي من تفكك بسبب العقوبات الأمريكية، فلا يجدر التوقع بأن يضعف أردوغان على الساحة الداخلية، بل من المرجح أن يشتدّ التفاف مناصريه حوله.

سونر چاغاپتاي هو زميل "باير فاميلي" ومدير برنامج الأبحاث التركية في معهد واشنطن، ومؤلف الكتاب: "السلطان الجديد: أردوغان وأزمة تركيا الحديثة". وقد تم نشر هذه المقالة في الأصل من على موقع "آكسيوس".

          SLE Nashville 2016- Day 6      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

During our last devotional time, we talked about going home.  We spent time thinking back over the week and journaling about what God did through us, what God did in us, and what changes need to be made when we get home.  We also journaled about what our “next missions” are in our families, with our friends, and in our church/youth group.  These kids are coming home with journals packed with memories of how they experienced God and how God is moving them to live differently when they return home! After lunch, we headed out for our free day.  Although the heat index was 105, the kids still wanted to go on the hike today.  The trail was plenty shaded, but the heat still reigned supreme.  We saw an owl, some deer, and wild turkeys which was pretty cool! Since we’re down here in TN, it only seemed right that we should get some BBQ.  We went to dinner at Martin’s BBQ and then we went to the Opryland Mills mall to look for some souvenirs and get dessert.   Then back to the pool to cool off a bit!  Whew, it was a long, fun day. Time for bed so we can hit the road early – we can’t wait to see our families tomorrow! Missy

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Istanbul Turkey Restaurant & Cafe is a restaurant Turkish & Arabic in Indonesia urgently require Guest Relation Officer for full time position. Tanggung Jawab Pekerjaan : Ensure Arabic guest satisfaction, anticipate and respond to requests promptly. Guest Relations Officer – Arab Speaker will be required to conduct their duties in a courteous, safe and efficient […]

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Istanbul Turkey Restaurant yang berlokasi di Kemang-Jakarta Selatan membuka lowongan untuk bagian Waiter/Waitress dengan pengalaman bekerja minimal 1 tahun. Tanggung Jawab Pekerjaan : – Bertanggung jawab dalam melaksanakan kegiatan operasional restoran. – Mempersiapkan bahan pelengkap di atas meja pelanggan – Bertanggungjawab atas inventaris peralatan dan perlengkapan pelayanan – Bertanggungjawab atas kebersihan dan kerapihan area resto […]

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Asian stock markets fell on Friday amid heightened global trade tensions, while currency markets were whipsawed by a searing selloff in Russia's rouble after the United States slapped new sanctions, and as economic worries sent the Turkish lira tumbling. The rouble slid to its lowest level since late 2016 on Thursday, hitting 66.7099 roubles to the dollar. Turkey's lira fell to record lows against the dollar on Thursday, with a meeting between a Turkish delegation and U.S. officials in Washington yielding no apparent solution to a diplomatic rift over the detention in Turkey of a U.S. pastor.

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Leicester added to their defensive line on Thursday by completing the signing of Caglar Soyuncu. Soyuncu, a Turkey international central defender, joined the Foxes for £19million.
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          The History of the United States Part 5 (1865-1918) The First Era      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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 The History of the United States Part 5 (1865-1918)  The First Era

This time period of American history was an extraordinary transformative era. Everything changed in America after the U.S. Civil War. The North and the South (including the Midwest plus the West) became more industrialized. More Americans moved into the cities from rural locations. Many black people gained rights, but the racist backlash of Jim Crow apartheid harmed real black progress in the evils of lynching, violence, the burning of locations, rape (especially the rape of black women by white racist terrorists), and the denial of inherit voting rights. The era of Reconstruction saw historic first among many black politicians and many saw hope for the future, but it ended by 1877. Likewise African Americans formed numerous organizations and other institutions courageously to defend the human rights of black people. The end of the 19th century saw Native Americans continuously losing their lands, having their treaties broken, and many of them forced to live in harsh reservations, which was a total injustice. Immigrants came into America in the realm of 27.5 million people between 1865 and 1918). These new immigrants experienced both discrimination and hardships. Yet, they also made outstanding contributions to American society (from inventions to a myriad of cultural developments). The Gilded Age signified the growth of large corporations including robber barons. Also, it was a time where the labor movement increased in power in which they executed strikes in order for them to promote living wage,s better working conditions, and ending child labor. By the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, the Progressive era developed. It did numerous goods things in helping the poor, creating legitimate regulations to promote safety, promoting conservation including environmental protections, and holding companies accountable for their actions. Their weaknesses were that many of them ignored racism that harmed the lives of black Americans and some of them advanced the evil of eugenics.

The women suffragists fought for women to have the right to vote in America (plus worldwide) and by 1920, they were victorious in their determined efforts. This was a time when American imperialism expanded globally from the Caribbean to Asia. The end of his period of time started with World War I. U.S. forces came later into the battlefield on the side of the Allied forces. WWI saw new military weapons, chemical warfare, and a more globalized world society. Domestically, the suppression of civil liberties were commonplace, which was wrong. Americans supplies of food, military supplies, and other items were crucial in the Allied victory.  After WWI, a more internationalized world would be formed with the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations. Self-determination among nations plus other places expanded in places like China, Turkey, Poland, the Soviet Union, etc. American culture boomed and the continued fight for equality and justice (led by African Americans and other human begins of diverse backgrounds like Native Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, women, the poor, immigrants, etc.) existed.

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Reconstruction

Reconstruction changed the world forever. It dealt with debates about governmental power. Also, it gave black Americans freedom that didn’t exist before the Civil War. Some historians and scholars believe that Reconstruction started as early as 1863 when the Emancipation Proclamation was issued which freed slaves in the Confederacy. The end of the Civil War saw Southern cities like Charleston and Richmond completely demolished. The South’s total wealth declined. Southern factories, plantations, and railroads were gone. The South experienced desolations as a response to the Union’s efforts to end the Confederacy. The Confederacy is to be blamed for promoting oppression.  People talked about what to do with eleven states that rebelled against the Union. Reconstruction dealt with rebuilding the South, promoting the lives of newly black freed human beings, and the future of society. African Americans continued to fight for full citizenship and equal rights after the war. Three million African Americans in the South saw a new era and they mostly lived in rural communities. That is why tons of black people were farmers back then and many black Americans came into the cities of the South for economic opportunities. While some people like General William Tecumseh Sherman wanted millions of acres of lands to be given to former slaves by the federal slaves (like forty acres and a mule doctrine of Sherman), many southern landowners opposed this idea. African Americans from the South, during the Reconstruction period and beyond, fought fight for voting rights, access to education, and other benefits that most northern black people (and all black people in general) were fighting for too. Southern white racists would fight legitimate progress at every step of the way since they wanted their status and power in society along with racists being wicked.

As early as 1864, people increasingly knew that the Union was going to win the Civil War. So, people before 1865 talked about what do with newly freed black people once the war was over. There were three views back then. One view was the progressives who wanted land sent to black Americans and full equality. Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson were the moderates who wanted an immediate reconciliation of the Confederacy to the Union after the war was over. Both Lincoln and Johnson wanted a national healing and immediate admission of rebel states into the Union. Abraham Lincoln promoted the ten percent plan. This was the Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction. It wanted ten percent of a state’s voters took a loyalty oath to the Union, and then the state would set up a new government. If the state’s constitution abolished slavery and provided education for African American, then that state would regain representation in Congress. In my personal, opinion, Lincoln was too generous and too accommodating to former Confederates. For example, Lincoln wanted to give pardons (not prison time) for Confederates. He considered compensating them for lost property. He recognized the pro-Union governments of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee even though they denied African Americans the right to vote immediately after the Civil War.

Then, you have the disgusting reactionaries who rejected political and social equality for black people. The progressives included black leaders and Radical Republicans who stood out to defend the Union and they wanted punishment (including making former Confederate states to have the stipulation of swearing allegiance to the Union) sent to the rebels for their actions of extremism during the Civil War too. One leader of the Radical Republicans was Thaddeus Stevens and Charles Sumer. They opposed Lincoln’s 10 percent plan since Confederates committed the crimes of enslaving black Americans and advancing the Civil War. Lincoln’s plan was rejected and replaced with the Wade-Davis bill in 1864. This policy required the state’s prewar voters to swear loyalty to the Union before the process of restoration started. It promoted guarantees of equality to African Americans. Lincoln ended this plan by a pocket veto or withholding his signature beyond the 10 day decline with the end of the congressional session. Lincoln was wrong to do this.

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On March 3, 1865, the Freedmen’s Bureau was established. This was supported by Lincoln. It was formed to give assistance to newly emancipated African Americans. It had huge successes and large economic burdens including racist terrorism harming many schools of the Freedmen’s Bureau. It ended by 1872. The Freedmen’s Bureau wanted to give newly freed black persons food, clothing, health care, and education including for white poor folks of the South. It also helped to reunite black families who were split apart as a result of slavery. It was used to aid 4 million newly freed black human beings. It spent about $5 million to set up schools for former slaves. Howard University, Hampton University, and Fisk University were founded and financed with the help from the Freedmen’s Bureau too. After April 15, 1865, Andrew Johnson was President. Johnson would go on to be one of the racist Presidents in American history. Also, he refused to support even middle of road Reconstruction measures in a vindictive way. The Union General Benjamin Butler in 1865 was elected to Congress as a Radical Republican.

After Lincoln’s assassination in April 1865, Andrew Johnson became the next President. Like Lincoln, Johnson wanted to restore Southern states to the Union as quickly as possible. His plan was to allow any Confederate in the Union if they swore alleigance to the Union and the Constitution. He also anted each state to ratify the Thirteenth Amendment and draft a Constitution that abolished slavery. He wanted wealthy planters to write to him personally in order to get a pardon as he detested wealthy planters. Like many southerners, he was a stone cold racist who wanted America to be a “government for white men.” Andrew Johnson didn’t want to give black Americans the right to vote. He believed in states’ rights in allowing the states to deprive black people human freedoms. In December of 1865, most Confederate state had met Johnson’s plan for readmission when Congress reconvened. By December 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment was ratified.

The 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the United States of America. In the same year, Southern states increase the existence of Black Codes. Black Codes are Jim Crow laws that restrict the rights of African Americans involving voting, owning businesses, owning a gun, holding office, etc. Southern states started to allow even Confederates in Congress. The black odes forced African Americans to work in a few jobs like servants or farm laborers. Many states banned black people from owning land as owning land is a key prerequisite in real economic plus political power. Vagrancy laws existed that made any black person who didn’t have a job could be arrested and made to work as prison labor (which involved kidnapping and de facto slavery). During this time when with Union military occupation of the South, many white southerners openly used violence and intimidation to enforce the black codes. This was so evil that Radical Republicans and moderate Republican fought part against the South’s disrespect of the essence of Reconstruction. When southern representative came into Washington, D.C. Congress refused their seats. Congress used a committee to investigate the treatment of former slaves. The spring of 1866 saw more events. Radical Republicans wanted to defend the rights of black people while Johnson opposed this plan. Congress passed a bill to fund the Freedmen’s Bureau. It was given authority to punish state officials who failed to extend rights to African Americans. Johnson vetoed this bill.

April 9, 1866 was the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1866. This gave citizenship to African Americans and guarantees equal rights. It created federal guarantees of civil rights and tried to stop states trying to do evil. Johnson vetoed the law and defied Congress. Later, Congress overturned the veto to make the Civil Rights Act of 1866 the law of the land. The Memphis race riot from May 1-3, 1866 was when white racists and the police killed 46 Africans and destroyed 90 homes, schools, and four churches in Memphis, Tennessee. By July 30, 1866, the New Orleans race riot had the police to murder more than 40 black Americans and white Republicans. More than 150 people were wounded. 1866 was the year when the Ku Klux Klan was formed. It was a secret organization that wanted to use murder, violence, and rape to terrorize African Americans and establish white rule n the South. It was founded in Pulaski, Tennessee. Radical and moderate Republicans blamed Johnson’s total lenient policies of compromise for the violence against black people in the South. Radical Reconstruction started when more Radical Republicans gained power in Congress.

The 1867 Reconstruction act divided the former Confederacy states (of 10 of them) into five military districts via the Military Reconstruction Act of 1867. Congress had overridden President Johnson’s veto again. The generals (who were Union generals from the Civil War) ruled those districts until the states had an oath of allegiance to the Union (and allow African Americans suffrage). These districts wanted African American men to vote as women wouldn’t be allowed to vote until the 1900’s. In 1867, the Republican convention in New Orleans has a party platform including promoting equality for African Americans.

In 1867, tension with Johnson and the Congress increased. Congress passed the Tenure Office Act to control the President’s power. It said that the President must have Senate approval before getting rid of some members of his office. Later, he tried to get rid of the last Radical Republican in his cabinet who was Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. He barricaded himself in his office for nearly 2 month. Then, the House of Representative voted to impeach Johnson for trying to fire Stanton. Johnson was so stubborn that he had an impeachment trial by the Spring of 1868. From March to May of 1868, by one vote, the U.S. Senate failed to remove President Johnson from office. The moderates didn’t want Johnson to leave office. Andrew Johnson promised to enforce the Reconstruction Acts. The Fourteenth Amendment was ratified in July 21, 1868. This Amendment guaranteed due process and equal protection under the law to African Americans. The 14th Amendment wanted to punish any state the refused to allow black people the right to vote with losing House seats. It banned leading Confederate officials from holding federal or state offices. On November 3, 1868, President Ulysses S. Grant was elected President. He was the 18th President and a former Union general. He beat Democratic candidate Horatio Seymour of New York State and he had a majority of the white vote. Congress passed the Fifteenth Amendment in 1869. It forbade any state from denying suffrage on the grounds of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. Many southern racists used loopholes to deprive black people of voting rights by using literacy or property qualifications.

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This harmed African Americans and the poor. The Enforcement Act of 1870 made intimidation of people having voting rights a federal crime. The first redeemer government was in Tennessee. This was in 1869 when TN replaced a biracial Republican state government with an all-white Democratic government. This was followed by Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia in 1870. 1870 was the year when all of the former Confederate states had met the requirements under Radical Reconstruction and rejoined the Union. The Republicans dominated state governments. More African Americans used their political power to be part of government at every level. More black people were now school superintendents, sheriffs, mayor, coroners, and legislatures in the South. The Republican Party also had members who were Scalawags or poor white people who agreed with Reconstruction. Carpetbaggers came from the North and they wanted economic profit in the South via businesses. Many of them were accused of financial exploitation of people. By February 23, 1870 was when the first black senator was elected. His name was Hiram Revels of Mississippi and he was in the U.S. Senate as the first black senator.

The Fifteenth Amendment was ratified on March 30, 1870. It extended the vote to all male citizens regardless of race or previous condition of servitude. In 1871, the 43nd Congress had five black members in the House of Representatives: Benjamin S. Turner of Alabama; Josiah T. Walls of Florida; and Robert Brown Elliot, Joseph H. Rainey and Robert Carlos DeLarge of South Carolina. The first African American governor was P. B. S. Pinchback, acting governor of Louisiana from December 9, 1872 to January 13, 1873. Pinchback, a black politician, was the first black to serve as a state governor, although due to white resistance, his tenure is extremely short. In 1874, for the first time since before the Civil War, Democrats control both houses of Congress. Robert Smalls, black hero of the Civil War, elected to Congress as representative of South Carolina. Blanche K. Bruce elected to U. S. Senate. Blanche was born in Virginia as a slave. She learned to read. She left the plantation and went into Missouri during the Civil War. He ran a school for black children and came into Oberlin College in Ohio. He was a great landowner at age 25 by 1866. By his mid-thirties in 1874, he was elected to the United States Senate. Ironically, no black Congressman was elected in the North until the twentieth century. Some Republicans were wrong to not want women’s suffrage immediately since they felt that they couldn’t get enough support to get voting rights for women. Black people and women gained new opportunities during Reconstruction from working in medicine, schools, etc. Many women were leaders in orphanages and relief programs.

Schools grew in the schools. Most were segregated. A few of the Radical Republicans wanted integration. Land speculation, illiteracy, and poverty were fought against by progressive people in the South. African Americans saw a new world with Reconstruction. Most black people in the South were farmers and wanted land to cultivate their own lives and families. Many organized economic institutions and civil rights groups to fight for their rights. The reason is that freedom must be established by both using economic and political power merged into one. In other words, we have to fight for just laws and get our economic power increased in order to fight poverty plus set up our own institutions to benefit the black community as a whole. Black people worked as cooks, carpenters, blacksmiths, and other workers in southern cities. Many experienced low pay, poor food, and substandard housing. African Americans churches were places where black people worshiped, established job opportunities, organized political movements, and helped to educate black people. In rural communities, sharecropping existed. There were share tenancy and tenant farming. Sharecropping was when a landowner dictated the crop and provided the sharecropper with a place to live. In return, a share of the harvested was given to the sharecropper. The problem was that brought supplies on credit with high interest and the sharecropper were forced to pay for these expensive items. Sharecroppers would in term be in debt.

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These leaders during Reconstruction (from left to right) were Robert Brown Elliot, Robert Carlos DeLarge, and Octavius Catto.

Many landlords would lie about the costs of supplies and economic exploit sharecroppers who were both black people and poor whites. Tenant farming involved renting and money management problems existed too involving tenant farming. Sharecropping extended poverty in the black community. White racism and black scapegoating contributed to the violent backlash against Reconstruction. Republicans took over the governments of the South for a time. White racist southerners formed the Ku Klux Klan as a means to stop Reconstruction. The Klan burned homes, schools, and churches. They came out in night and killed, raped, and hanged African Americans and white progressives. Anyone (a minister, a teacher, politicians, etc.), who encouraged black people to vote, were readily assaulted and murdered by the Klan. The violence against black people was very large. The Congress acted by passing the Enforcement Acts in 1870 and in 1871. It made it federal offense to interfere with a citizen’s right to vote. Congress had hearing and invited black politicians and other people to talk about South. George Ruby of Texas told Congress that he dragged into the woods and beat him because he opened a school in Louisiana. Racism terrorism was in the North too. In Philadelphia, civil rights leader Octavius Otto was murdered by a racist mob. He was a teacher and Isaiah Wears and other black protested the racism found in the North as well. Hundreds of Klansmen were indicted in America via the Enforcement Acts. After 1872, violence against black people declined temporarily. With an ex-Confederate general Wade Hampton being elected in South Carolina, the white racist backlash grew. Ulysses S. Grant did many progressive things. His administration fought southern resistance to Reconstruction. His administration later had financial scandals. Grant defeated Horace Greeley in the 1872 election. Later, greed and economic corruption saw the start of the Gilded Age. The Panic of 1873 involved a recession with failed banks and overextended loans to the railroad industry. Job losses came about. 

On March 1, 1875, the Civil Rights Act of 1875 was enacted by Congress. It guaranteed equal rights to African Americans in public accommodations and jury service. It was ruled unconstitutional in 1883. In 1876, Republicans challenged the validity of the voting in South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana. Wade Hampton was inaugurated the governor of South Carolina, which shown that Southern reactionary extremists didn’t want Reconstruction but oppression. In 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes was inaugurated as President. The Electoral Commission awarded disputed electoral votes to the republican candidate. In 1877, Reconstruction officially ends with the disgraceful Great Compromise of 1877. This allowed Rutherford Hayes to withdrawal federal troops from the South as a means for him to be President.  Reconstruction didn’t end because of one reason. They included: the Northern support evaporated (because of reforming politics and economic matters which is no excuse since you can handle all issues at the same time), Radical Republicans either passed away or retired, Southern racists gained power in Congress, racist terrorists harmed black people and black people lacked adequate protections, and the Supreme Court promoted decisions that attacked equality. The Supreme Court in the Slaughterhouse Cases of 1873 restricted the 14th Amendment in allowing states to regulate the scope of the Amendment.

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States in the South soon deprived black people rights further. The 1876 decision of United States v. Cruikshank overturned the conviction of the racist Cruikshank and wanted states to handle 14th Amendment affairs (while saying that the 14th Amendment didn’t apply to individuals). Redeemers or Southern whites who hated Reconstruction took control of legislatures throughout the South. In 1874, Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives. Reconstruction has been debated to this day. The truth is that Reconstruction was a heroic, progressive experiment. Its end should be blamed on bigots. Its goals were noble and it caused an increase of the education of African Americans, the expansion of the industrial economy, and the growth of a tax supported educational system. After 1876, bitterness between North and South continued and 100 years after Reconstruction, the second Reconstruction of the Civil Rights Movement would finally end Jim Crow apartheid once and for all. Reconstruction expanded rights and opportunities for African Americans. Also, the Reconstruction period inspired women to fight for suffrage. Women should have the right to vote ASAP just like black Americans and suffrage activists continued in their cause. Reconstruction expanded the role of the federal government and the Republican Party became known as the party of Lincoln. The Democratic Party included both reactionary southerners and industrial Northerners. The Radical Republicans ended after Reconstruction, but new activists would develop to defend the human rights of black people and humanity in general. Reconstruction truly changed the world forevermore.

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The West

One of the most important parts of American history deals with the Old West. For thousands of years, Native Americans were living in the Americas. After 1787, the Construction regulated trade among the federal government and the Native Americans. The history is clear that the federal government not only broke treaties with the indigenous peoples, but outraged kidnapped them and placed them into reservations. From the 1840’s to the 1880’s, more settlers desired more lands even on Native American’s lands. After the Civil War, only 200,000 Native Americans lived to the west of the Mississippi River. Native Americans lived in different cultures and lived in diverse areas. Plains tribes like the Sioux, Blackfeet, Crows, Comanches, and Cheyenne relied on the buffalo for survival literally. Native Americans viewed the land as sacred and it wasn’t to be owned for profit while many Europeans wanted to own the land for economic reasons. Clashes occurred among settlers and Native Americans. By the 1860’s, more laws forced Native Americans to live in reservations. Those areas heavily had poverty, dilapidated lands, and other problems. This was after the 1834 law that limited trade with Native Americans and limited white settlers in Indian Territory. Many white settlers brought diseases that harmed the Native American populations and hunters by the 1870’s almost made the buffalo extinct. Some people murdered buffalos for sport. Transpiration and technology rapidly expanded into the West. With that came more conflict among Native American lifestyles and the growing American nation. Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune encouraged people to travel into the West. In 1862, Sioux Native Americans fought settlers in eastern Minnesota over territories. The Sioux rebellion escalated in 1864 when Colorado militia murdered unarmed Cheyenne and Arapaho civilians. The Native Americans raised the American flag to promote peace, but the militia murdered men, women, and even children. This was the Sand Creek massacre. War grew. John Covington was the commanding officer of the incident.

During this time, the West was transformed by railroads, ranches, and mining. Mining communities desired gold, silver, and other resources. Some authorities hired vigilantes to enforce the law in mining towns. Some mining towns existed temporarily. Chinese Americans and others helped to create the Transcontinental Railroads that expanded the developments of cities and towns. Vaqueros and ranchers owned livestock. Cowboys helped to allow cattle to travel for months into various markets. Cowboys were white, Mexican, and African American men. To this day, cowboys perform nationwide and they include women too. The West was complex with discrimination and economic growth. It had Asians, black people, Mexicans, white people, Native Americans, etc. Homesteads expanded land. Exodusters included African American who wanted to escape the South in order to have self-sufficient, autonomous communities in places like Kansas and Oklahoma. By 1890, the Western frontier era ended. The new era of the West would be filled with challenges and fights for equality among Americans.

After the Civil War, both white and black Union soldiers joined forces to subdue the Native Americans. This was imperialism and it was wrong. Recruitment efforts existed to gain more U.S. soldiers for the job. The Plains Native Americans tried to hold onto to their territories, but the federal government wouldn’t let up. In 1866, Red Cloud and his allied lured Captain William Fetterman and his troops. They killed them. Some people wanted education for Native Americans while others wanted strict rule over them. The racist United States Indian Peace Commission wanted Native Americans to submit to white civilization in order for peace to come. The Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 dealt with Sioux lands. Promises were broken with treaties and conflict continued. The Red River War existed in the late 1800’s as far as Texas. Comanche surrendered by 1875.

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The Battle of the Little Big Horn was about lands. Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull wanted to drive out prospectors in their lands. By June 1876, General George Custer was defeated by Crazy Horse with his 2,000 Native Americans. Custer and his men died. Sitting Bull escaped into Canada. Crazy Horse and his followers surrendered by starvation and bad weather. Many of the Nez Perces came into reservations, Also, Chief Joseph tried to go into Canada, but he surrendered. He came into Washington, D.C. to defend the interests of his Native American people. The Ghost Dance revival inspired a new resistance movement against U.S. imperialism. In 1890, the government wanted to arrest Sitting Bull. There was the massacre in Wounded Knee, South Dakota where over 100 men, women, and children Native Americans were murdered by U.S. forces.  Assimilation came and many Native Americans were stripped of their rights and culture. Some reformers opposed the brutal treatment of Native Americans like the author Helen Hunt Jackson. Congress passed the Dawes Act in 1887. It dealt with land allotment to Native Americans and other issues. Native Americans would continue to fight for their freedom after the 1890’s too.


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Industrialization and the Guided Age

The growth of industry after the U.S. Civil War transformed the total landscape of American society. This period also involved new inventions and the Gilded Age including the growth of unions (which were created to defend the rights of workers). The Industrial Revolution started in the late 1700’s. It grew in America by the 1800’s with railroads and other devices. Coal and iron was used as resources. By the 1850’s, a new era came about in America. This new era involved steel, oil, and the new power source of electricity. This was the time when goods were created for quicker and efficiently. Immigration grew in causing more labor resources to construct railroads, goods, and other services in America. The natural resources of wood from trees, oil, etc. were utilized in many machines. 1 million immigrants per year came into America by 1905. Horatio Alger wrote his novel that mentioned the story of a poor boy who worse to wealth and fame by working hard. This promoted capitalism and entrepreneurs. Capitalism believes that the free market enterprise should dictate the functions of the economy. Entrepreneurs invested in money in a product in order for them to make profit. They worked in favor of industrialization. The factories, the mines, and the railroads grew jobs and had foreign investment too. The government encourages the free enterprise system. The government gave millions of acres of lands to railroad builders, so they could link East and West. Congress passed protective tariffs or taxes that would make imported goods cost more than goods that were made locally. Back then, little regulation of businesses occurred, which was laissez faire capitalism.

The government promoted patents to protect inventors and their inventions. In 18976, Thomas Edison worked with wealthy industrialists like j. P. Morgan to promote a research laboratory at Menlo Park, New Jersey. Edison crated a patient for the electric light bulb by 1880. IN 2 years, he installed a street lighting system in New York City.  The telegraph was invented in 1844 by Samuel Morse. The telegraph sent communications among thousands of miles in America. In 1876, Alexander graham Bell invented the telephone and in 1896, Guglielmo Marconi created the wireless telegraph which influenced the development of radio. The sewing machine was created by Elias Howe in 1846. The safety elevator was formed by Elisha Otis. In 1884, the improved steam boiler furnace was created by African American Granville Woods. This helped to power trains. Steel would grow being lightweight, but powerful. Such steel was used in skyscrapers and suspension bridges. The Brooklyn Bridge is a suspension bridge being the first of its kind spanning the East River in New York City. It was completed in 1883. It was the largest bridge in the world back then. Modern time zones would form by the 18 80’s and growth would develop mass production. World markets would be linked more closely with the explosion of modern inventions. More Americans moved into the cities from rural farms. America became a more powerful global political, economic power. Industrial waste increased including dust storms and agricultural problems too, so the environmental movement inspired the creation of the National Park Service and Yellowstone Park in 1872.

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With the growth of business, corporations would dominate railroad systems, resources, and other goods plus services. One robber baron was Andrew Carnegie. Corporations were owned by a group of shareholders. Investors would have a dedication to fund the growth of corporations too. Corporations would be dictated by public shareholders, under them would be the Board of Directors, under them were the managers, and the managers control the employees. J. P. Morgan and Cornelius Vanderbilt had massive power. Some corporations dominated a product or service which would be a monopoly. John D. Rockefeller would make deals with railroads in growing his oil profits. Horizontal integration and vertical integration were tactics used by corporations in controlling profits and products. Trusts were used by John D. Rockefeller in order to escape state law preventing companies from owning stock of another company. The paradox is that many robber barons like Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Vanderbilt used cut throat tactics in their economic policies while investing in universities, museums, and libraries at the same time (which they felt would give the disadvantaged the chance to attain wealth). Social Darwinism is related to Charles Darwin’s Origin of the Species book. Social Darwinism means that wealth was one measure of one inherit value and those most fit are entitled to that wealth. Social Darwinism is evil since it promotes classism and it is overtly bigoted against the poor. With these monopolies growing, the government took action. The U.S. Senate created the ICC or the interstate Commerce Commission to oversee railroad operation. The Sherman Antitrust Act in 1890 was passed by the Senate to regulate trusts. It would be rarely enforced until the Progressive Age years later.



With this massive era of the Gilded Age, the workers fought back for economic justice heroically.  Business owners and workers struggles in the midst of conflicts and disagreements on how to move forward. Workers experienced heavy hardships during the Gilded Age. Many workers faced long hours, bad conditions, injuries, and even death from working accidents. Men, women, and children worked in factories. Families struggled to get child care or education for children. Later, states passed laws to ban child labor. Company towns were about business renting areas where workers would live. Corruption inspired the growth of labor union. Labor union fought for workers’ rights like collective bargaining. This was about benefits helping workers. They came after a strike. The National Trades Union was the first national labor union being founded in 1834. Many groups wanted higher wages and the 10 hour work day. Socialism grew too. Socialism believed in public control of property and income. German philosophers Karl Marx and Freiderich Engels promoted the ideas of socialism with their book entitled, The Communist Manifesto. It predicted that capitalism would end when workers would rise up to overturn it. Most Americans rejected Communism, but socialism was popular in many smaller circles back then and today.

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The Knights of Labor was created by Uriah Smith Stephen to defend labor rights. They even recruited African Americans. Stephens wanted a workers’ cooperative to replace capitalism. By 1885, the Knights of Labor had women and people of every race or ethnicity. It disappeared largely by the 1890’s. Samuel Gompers created the American Federation or the AFL in 1886. The AFL wanted union to protect crafts making workers. They wanted higher wages, great working conditions, and low working hours. The AFL excluded women since they falsely believed that women depressed wages. Many AFL excluded black workers when they had no explicit policy banning black people form joining. Strikes occurred in 1877 involving railroad workers. The Haymarket Square strike in 1886 in Chicago wanted an eight hour work day. Many people left the Knights of Labor afterwards. The Homestead Strike wanted higher wages and the Pullman strikes wanted a better cost of living and higher wages. Eugene V. Debs was a leader in that strike. Debs was arrested for being involved in the strike. Debs would be a socialist and help for form the IWW or the Industrial Workers of the World. The Gilded Age ironically helped to spread socialism and labor rights activists worldwide, because the corruption of robber barons were so overt that radical change would be necessary for justice to exist for workers. The Gilded Age saw more skyscrapers, more mass transit like cable cars being electric, trolley cars, and the first subway system in Boston by 1897. New York City had its subway system by 1904.

New Social Realities

America is based on diverse peoples representing their cultures. During the era after the Civil War, massive urbanization (or the rapid growth of cities) developed along with industrialization (or the growth of factories and railroads). There was an expansion of farming as well. This was facilitated by increased high levels of immigration. From 1865 to 1918, there was a historic, unprecedented plus diverse amount of immigrants who came into the United States of America. They came into America in the number of 27.5 million people. 89% of these immigrants or 24.4 million people came from Europe, 2.9 million from Britain, 2.2 million from Ireland, 2.1 million from Scandinavia, 3.8 million from Germany, 4.1 million from Italy, 7.8 million from Russia and other parts of eastern and central Europe. Another 1.7 million came from Canada. Many came from Africa and the Caribbean too. Most of these human beings came through the port of New York City, and from 1892, through the immigration station on Ellis Island. Many ethnic groups settled in different locations. New York City and other large cities of the East Coast became home to large Jewish, Irish, and Italian populations. Many Germans and Central Europeans moved into the Midwest. Some of them had jobs in industry and mining. At the same time, about one million French Canadians migrated from Quebec into New England. Immigrants came into America because of poverty, religious threats. They saw America as the “Promised Land” of milk and honey. Many wanted jobs, farmland, and had kin connections to those in America too. Many of them worked at factories, mines, and construction sites. Some found farming opportunities in the Plains states. Many immigrants were welcomed (other European immigrants weren't for a time) while Asian people experienced massive racism and discrimination. Many Chinese Americans constructed railroads in the West Coast, but were treated in a dismissive fashion unlike Western European immigrants. After massively racist, intense anti-Chinese agitation in the West, Congress passed the evil Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. It was signed into law by President Chester A. Arthur. It suspended Chinese immigration for 10 years and then it was renewed in 1892 and made banning Chinese immigration permanent in 1902. It was the first evil American law to prevent a specific ethnic group from immigrating into America. It was repealed by the Magnuson Act of December 17, 1943. Yet, even that law allowed for the continuation of the ban against ownership of property and businesses by the ethnic Chinese.  In many states, Chinese Americans (including US citizens) were denied property-ownership rights either by law or de facto until the Magnuson Act itself was fully repealed in 1965. Some immigrants stayed temporarily in the U.S. then returned home, often with savings that made them relatively prosperous. Most, however, permanently left their native lands and stayed in hope of finding a better life in the New World. This desire for freedom and prosperity led to the famous term, the American Dream.

In terms of the religion, the Third Great Awakening existed from the late 1850’s to the early 1900’s. It saw the growth of evangelical Protestantism from the late 1850’s to the early 1900’s. During this time, this movement promoted social activism and affected pietistic Protestant denominations. Many followers of this Awakening believed in the postmillennial theology that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ would come after humankind had reformed the whole earth. A major component was the Social Gospel Movement, which applied Christianity to social issues and gained its force from the Awakening, as did the worldwide missionary movement. New groupings emerged, such as the Holiness movement and Nazarene movements, and Christian Science. At the same time, the Catholic Church grew rapidly, with a base in the German, Irish, Polish, and Italian immigrant communities, and a leadership drawn from the Irish. The Catholics were largely working class and concentrated in the industrial cities and mining towns, where they built churches, parochial schools, and charitable institutions, as well as colleges. The Jewish community grew rapidly, especially from the new arrivals from Eastern Europe who settled chiefly in New York City. They avoided the Reform synagogues of the older German Jewish people and instead formed Orthodox and Conservative synagogues.

Race relations between 1877 and 1918 were horrible. Black Americans during this time lost many of their civil rights obtained via Reconstruction. Many African Americans suffered racial discrimination, racist lynching, violence, and anti-black racial riots. This led to many problems in the living conditions of many African Americans. The South expanded Jim Crow laws. These laws didn’t just deal with restricting voting (literacy tests, poll taxes, and grandfather clauses were used to deprive black people in the South to vote). Grandfather clauses didn’t want people to vote if their grandfathers didn’t vote before 1866. Since, many black people in the South were slaves before 1866, many black people weren’t allowed to vote. It meant separate, unequal restaurants, trains, pools, cemeteries, schools, and other facets of society. Many white people formed all white primaries to only allow whites to have a voice in elections. In 1896, Homer Plessy, an African American, was denied of his rights via the Supreme Court’s Plessy v. Ferguson decision. That decision upheld racial segregation via its sick “separate but equal” doctrine. The case came after Homer Plessy sat in a white section of a Louisiana train car. By the end of World War II, only 3 percent of African Americans had the right to vote. Black people in Louisiana went from 130,000 people voting in 1894 to only 1,300 people voting in 1904. Black Americans fought back too. Frederick Douglass lived during racial oppression, but told his allies to continue to agitate and fight for freedom by the late 1800’s. Black Americans created civil rights groups, women’s clubs, fraternal organizations, schools, colleges, and political organizations in fighting for our human rights back then. Many black people had diverse views on how to achieve equality (like Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois), but they agreed with the same goal (which is equality and justice for black people). Booker T. Washington was born a slave and became free. His legacy was part of educational opportunities for those of black African descent. He was right to advance education and vocational work for African Americans. He was right to promote land ownership. He was wrong to advance the principle that true equal rights must be based on previous preparation for it. Freedom is not based on a clock, but should be given immediate irrespectively of anything. He was also wrong to believe in a capitalist extremism and to promote the Atlanta Compromise since justice is not compromise, but liberation. You don’t compromise with your oppressor, but you defeat your oppression. Later in his life, Booker T. Washington would support efforts to end Jim Crow.

W.E. B. DuBois believed that political agitation and embracing a liberal arts education would cause equality for black people. DuBois is right that no accommodating of southern white racists is needed and he was right that black people should demand for immediate equality via political agitation. DuBois was wrong to advance the Talented Tenth principle or a select of bourgeois black people being made leaders of the black community. Leadership is egalitarian not possessed on a very few amount of people. We can all be leaders. DuBois is right to promote many progressive positions on housing, the economy, and on being anti-imperialist. Ida B. Wells also opposed lynching and racism. She was raised in Holly Springs, Mississippi. She knew both Frederick Douglass and WEB DuBois. She was one founde
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Shahab Jalinoos, Credit Suisse Global Head of FX Strategy, says at the moment, risk is localized to Turkey. Tuna Amobi, CFRA Media and Entertainment Analyst, sees some hesitation in M&A due to regulatory uncertainties. George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures Founder & Chairman, says Americans are vastly overestimating China's capability. And Frances Donald, Manulife Asset Management Head of Macro Strategy, says the U.S. economy is running above potential. 
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A volleyball player who makes her living in Turkey is the unrivalled star of China's squad to this month's Asian Games in Indonesia
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This week, the Trump administration reimposed economic sanctions on Iran, targeting mainly financial transactions with and commercial airline sales to Iran. Tougher sanctions to stop the sale of Iranian gas and oil will go into effect in November. In a tweet, President Donald Trump issued a strong warning to those trading with Iran: “Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States." Its NATO ally Turkey is defiant. In a Jul.


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The kickoff to the holiday season in St. Louis has been overshadowed by unrest following the grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson. And for some residents of Ferguson, the meaning of this year's Thanksgiving — amid the anger, hostility and unresolved issues — is hazy. The Schnucks grocery store is pretty busy on this cold, gray Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Michael Howell, a local musician picking up a few staples, says he just wants to relax at home and have a little turkey. Howell's home is right near a string of looted and burned businesses. "I live right behind where all this chaos is taking place at," Howell says. "I could walk to where, I guess, ground zero is — the police station — probably in about a minute." He says the chaos was predictable because the justice system never works for black people. And this Thanksgiving, he's thankful he's still breathing. "It's just enough getting through life when your life can be just taken like that, especially
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As sterling remains stubbornly weak against the euro and dollar, UK holidaymakers find their money goes much further in Turkey, and travel firms are already reporting a rise in bookings for 2018

Taking a holiday in Turkey has become much cheaper, with the lira falling by 34% over the past year to hit a record low against the pound. Holidaymakers will now get 697 lira for £100, compared with 460 last year (both before exchange fees).

The lira’s fall comes as the pound slumped to its lowest level against the euro and US dollar this year, and holidaymakers are being warned against exchanging pounds for euros at airports – where they will get less than a euro for a pound.

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Aug. 9, 2018 10:21 PM EDT BEIJING (AP) — A towering volleyball player who makes her living in Turkey is the unrivalled star of China’s squad at the Asian Games in Indonesia. Zhu Ting is something of an anomaly in China’s sporting world, which still largely relies on its highly disc...
          Cellular IoT Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment: North America to Continue Market Dominance During 2018–2026      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Revenue contribution in the cellular IoT market from the software segment is expected to increase at a CAGR of 27.6% during the forecast period. The hardware segment is expected to register a CAGR of 26.5% during the forecast period.

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/09/2018 -- MRRSE offers an 8-year forecast for the cellular IoT market between 2018 and 2026. In terms of value, the cellular IoT market is expected to register a CAGR of 26.7% during the forecast period. This cellular IoT study demonstrates the market dynamics and trends, globally, across regions such as North America, Latin America, Europe, China, Japan, South East Asia & Others of APAC, and Middle East and Africa, which influence the current nature and future status of the cellular IoT market over the forecast period.

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This research report provides a detailed analysis of the cellular IoT market, and offers insights on various factors. The market study provides a comprehensive assessment of stakeholder strategies and imperatives for succeeding in the business. The report segregates the cellular IoT market based on component, cellular technology, and end use industry across different regions, globally.

Key players are introducing technologically advanced cellular IoT technologies for the centralization and automation of enterprises. Regions like China are witnessing a rapid change in their economies, and a rural to urban shift. These changes are creating huge demand for cellular IoT deployment in numerous industry sectors such as agriculture, healthcare, retail, energy, automotive & transportation, infrastructure, and others, which, in turn, is expected to lead to an increase in the usage of cellular IoT due to increasing applications and several benefits.

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The global cellular IoT market is categorized on the basis of component, cellular technology, end use industry, and region.

On the basis of component, the cellular IoT market is segmented into hardware and software. On the basis of cellular technology, the cellular IoT market is segmented as 3G, 4G, LTE-M, NB-IoT, 5G, and others. On the basis of end use industry, the global cellular IoT market is segmented into agriculture, healthcare, retail, energy, automotive & transportation, infrastructure, and others.

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The next section highlights a detailed analysis of cellular IoT across various countries in the region. It provides a market outlook for 2018–2026, and sets the forecast within the context of the cellular IoT market, including latest technological developments as well as service offerings in the market. This study discusses key trends within the countries contributing to the growth of the cellular IoT market, as well as analyses degrees at which drivers are influencing the cellular IoT market in each region. Key regions and countries assessed in this report include North America (U.S. and Canada), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America), Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe), China, Japan, SEA & Others of APAC (India, Australia & New Zealand, ASEAN, and Rest of SEA & Other APAC), and MEA (North Africa, South Africa, GCC, Turkey, and Rest of MEA).

This cellular IoT market report evaluates the present scenario and the growth prospects of the cellular IoT market across various regions, globally, for the period 2018–2026. We have considered 2017 as the base year, and provided data for the trailing 12 months. The forecast presented here assesses the total revenue by value across the cellular IoT market. In order to offer an accurate forecast, we started by sizing the current market, which forms the basis of how the cellular IoT market will develop in the future. Given the characteristics of the cellular IoT market, we triangulated the outcome of different enterprise types and end user analysis, based on technology trends.

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Ever had lettuce wraps with a seriously sweet taste? Today's recipe features cinnamon ground turkey covered in a delicious apple chutney. Bon appétit!

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          Hobo bird meets aristocrat rabbit, from Victorian Trade Cards (1890), added on 8th Aug 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Hobo bird meets aristocrat rabbit

In this somewhat surreal Victorian trade card, or something similar, a bird, perhaps a wild turkey, meets a rabbit (or hare) walking upright on its hind legs down an inpaved road. Theres a wooden white-painted signpost in the background with a carved human face and grass for hair, a pointing hand, and a bird sitting on it. The turkey (if that’s what it is) in the foreground leans on a cane or walking-stick, has a backpack and wears a top hat with a circular broach fastened to the top of it, has a maltese cross, and round one raised leg an ornament or ball dangles from the ankle. The rabbit wears a monacle, an eighteenth-century miltary officer’s blue top and magenta tights, a sword at the left hip. No, I don’t know what any of it means.

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New U.S. sanctions against Moscow drove down Russia's ruble, while worries that Turkey was sliding into a full-blown economic crisis battered the lira on Thursday, but global equity markets largely shrugged off the turmoil to edge higher.

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beaten into second place by Turkey’s world champion Ramil Guliyev. “I didn’t win, I’m sorry guys,” said the 24-year-old, who clocked a season’s best 20.04. “I love competing, I’m a sore loser but it’s my first piece of senior silverware and the season...
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          Worse than 'Fake News': The Forced Conformity of the Media!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Helga Zepp-LaRouche giving an interview to an independent news media organization after the Schiller Institute's conference in early summer 2018. (Photo: Michelle Rasmussen / EIRNS)

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Chairwoman of the German political party BüSo, the Civil Rights Solidarity Party. You can follow Helga on twitter @ZeppLaRouche.

The following is an English translation of an article appearing in the German newspaper, Neue Solidarität.

Aug. 4—We should have learned from the 1920s and 1930s that the spread of cultural pessimism throughout the population has fatal consequences. But such pessimism is spreading today in many Western societies, and especially in Germany, in the face of uncertain future options, with the result that more and more citizens have completely given up the hope of being able to make a difference through their own participation, or they are joining right-wing parties that provide an outlet for anger but offer no solutions. The culprit in this development is not least the political establishment, which leads us to accept a “TINA” politics—TINA is the acronym for “there is no alternative”—and the forced conformity of the mainstream media, which suppress all messages that point to alternatives.

We are living through what is probably the greatest strategic change of all time. Under the leadership of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), the majority of the developing countries are currently focussing on close win-win cooperation, with the aim of achieving the leap to the status of industrialized nations, and a good standard of living for their entire populations as quickly as possible. The 10th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg July 25-27 included some of the largest and most important international organizations of developing countries, such as the Group of 77, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mercosur, and the African Union, which were there to join forces with the BRICS in what might be called the Global South initiative.

The New Silk Road is Changing Everything

China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and the idea that relations are no longer based on geopolitical confrontation but on mutual benefit, have changed the political climate in many regions of the world in a completely positive way. For example, the election victory of newly designated Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has created for the first time the potential to settle the conflict between India and Pakistan. Khan promised to ensure that his country takes two steps toward India for every step that India takes towards Pakistan. The cooperation between the BRICS countries also has its impact on Pakistan; China has traditionally good relations with Pakistan, and just now the Russian and Pakistani navies had a high-level meeting, after the first-ever joint manoeuvres of Russian and Pakistani ground troops took place just one year ago.

The Horn of Africa is also embraced by the new spirit of cooperation. There the hitherto mutually hostile states of Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea and Ethiopia are massively expanding their mutual diplomatic and economic relations, largely thanks to Chinese investment, such as in the construction of the railway from Djibouti to Addis Abeba.

And, in contrast to the consistently negative media coverage of the progress of negotiations between North and South Korea and the United States, this process is on a good track, with the option that a leading North Korean government official may speak in New York before the upcoming UN General Assembly in September.

Meanwhile, the Syrian government has begun the economic reconstruction of the province of Aleppo. The first part of a three-phase program is the reconstruction of the infrastructure, the second step is the specific provisioning of each individual family, and the third phase is the return of people to a safe environment, as the Deputy Governor of the province, Hamid Kenno, stressed. At the same time, the Russian military has helped create a refugee center in Syria that will welcome refugees returning from Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey, and assist them in their return to their homes. An inter-ministerial coordination committee of the Russian Foreign and Defense Ministries has taken over the orderly repatriation of the refugees.

You Aren't Hearing the Good News

One might assume that these developments would dominate headlines, immediately bringing hope to all clear-thinking people that world peace has become more secure, poverty can be overcome, and the refugee crisis can be resolved in a human way. Instead, the media do not say a word about the “Global South” initiative. An article in the German national daily, Die Welt, furnished with much geopolitical spin, cites Xi Jinping’s speech at the BRICS Summit: “Africa has more development potential than any other region in the world.” And what does the author conclude? That “China is working to build its empire” and the upcoming summit between China and the African nations in Beijing this September is just Xi Jinping’s “charm offensive.”

Of course, this censorship of good news has the purpose of depicting the politics of the old neo-liberal paradigm as having no alternative. If China—incidentally, along with India, Russia and Japan—now demonstrates that Africa can indeed be industrialized, and if that were truthfully reported, then someone might think to ask why the African continent, after centuries of colonialism and decades of the IMF’s notorious credit conditionalities, is in its current precarious state, and whether this is not a major cause of the refugee crisis.

Instead of responding to China’s repeated offer to work together with the African states on their industrialization in the context of the New Silk Road, the German government is blocking Chinese investments in Germany, such as the recent acquisition of the precision machinery manufacturer Leifeld Metal Spinning, although various surveys confirm that Chinese investors have always taken care to increase the number of jobs and raise wages. Where was the government’s veto when, in recent years, dozens of American and British hedge funds have taken everything from mid-sized companies to housing companies and infrastructure, carved out the choicest portions to sell, and closed down the rest as socially unacceptable?

It is an absurd idea to think that one could halt the rise of emerging and developing countries—India and China alone account for 2.6 billion people—and impose the neo-liberal model of geopolitics as the only possible option on the rest of the world. Blair’s and Obama’s policies of converting the whole world to Western democracy through regime change and “humanitarian” interventions, as a sort of modern crusade, have clearly failed. Neither China nor Russia wants this model, and more and more developing countries see the Chinese model as the model for their own development.

The reason is that the BRICS offer a form of cooperation that focuses on mutual development, while “the West” prefers the neo-liberal model of profit maximization for the few at the expense of the many. It is also not overlooked in the rest of the world that the EU is slipping into more and more disagreement between its member states, whether in dealing with the refugee crisis; in choosing between greater integration versus emphasis on sovereignty; or in relations with China, Russia and the United States.

Looking at the world through Eurocentric glasses obscures the view that the greater part of humanity, represented by the BRICS and Global South, has drawn from the neo-liberal policies of the West the conclusion that a revision of the current system of global governance is urgently needed, and that this reorganization cannot be left to the West.

Instead of arrogantly continuing to sit on the high horse of egoism in their supposed superiority and soon landing their own populations on the margins of history, the nations of Europe, and the United States, should look to the offers from China and Russia for cooperation and co-creation of the New Paradigm. Despite the punitive tariffs imposed by Trump, China continues to offer cooperation with the United States in order to overcome the trade deficit through joint ventures in third countries. A spokeswoman for China’s Ministry of Commerce has just said, “We always believe that bad things can be turned into good ones and challenges can be turned into opportunities.”

And at the just-ended ASEAN Summit in Singapore, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov recalled Putin’s words at the 2016 Russia-ASEAN Summit in Sochi, where he called on partner-countries to be aware of the huge geopolitical and geo-economic potential of the Eurasian continent, where the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), the Shanghai Corporation Organization (SCO) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) complement each other. Lavrov stressed that the door remains open to the EU, and no one should doubt that the EU should be interested in it purely for pragmatic economic and business interests.

But one could also find reasons for such cooperation that go beyond the pragmatic. If Europe does not want to completely forget, and lose, its humanistic and classical culture, then we could revive the ideas of Nicholas of Cusa, Leibniz and Schiller, and make our contribution to the development of humanity. You certainly will not read about it in the mainstream media. But you can read it here.

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Это цитата сообщения Matrioshka Оригинальное сообщениеХудожник James Killen. Часть 2. Собаки! Бог вас людям дал в награду...

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Люблю я собаку за верный нрав,
За то, что всю душу тебе отдав,
В голоде, в холоде или разлуке
Не лижет собака чужие руки.
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Их за бутылку на базарах продают,
Привязанных к заборам забывают...
И лишь они нас никогда не предают.
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Собаки! Бог вас людям дал в награду,
Чтоб грели сердце, радовали глаз.
Как мало вам от человека надо,
Как много получает он от вас!
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          Libya İş İlanları – Libya İş Başvurusu 4000 Dolar Maaş yazısına ibrahim said tarafından yapılan yorumlar      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dear HR, currently i am in turkey and I would like to be considered to for an interview with your company. I have been living in Netherlands since 1994 and have the Dutch citizenship. Currently I am living living in Qatar since 2007. My experiences which are highlighted on the enclosed CV include work in design & technical civil engineering and Project Engineering and project management in the construction of the factory projects and oil &gas plants included infrastructures works like road works and Reclamation of the lands and pump station and river project and steel structure works. Currently I am working as technical office manager at al asas T & C company. I have work for woqod project in new industrial area for construction of LPG bottling plant I have been working at AL Zelal Al Qataria T & C company as projects manager for Qatar rail project by main contractor ALstom (Ware houses and work shops) Also I have been working in the other positions as a follows; Qatar Venesia storm & Bridge company (operation Manager) for kahrama project DI pipe CONSTRUCTION Manager for Sulaimaniyah-Iraq Steel plant projet with Tefirom construction company (Turkish Company) Head of civil department & project manager for project construction of main factory including civil, steel structure, MEP works in new industrial area with Dopet company. Construction Manager in project EPIC for Desalinated of water network in RasLaffan (Blackcat E & C). Construction Manager in project EPIC for replacement of V-2003 & INST. Air Cooler in Mesaieed (Blackcat E & C) Construction Manager for project LPG bottling plant new industrial area for WOQOD in Doha-Qatar (Dopet). ProjectEngineer in the pumpstation project in Libya (Sirt) for the project the grand industrial river by Metis construction company (Turkish). Designer and Resident engineer for road & infrastructure projects since 1996 within the Engineering Consultant office in The Netherlands where I gained experiences in different area such as Design, Project Management, Cost,Quantities surveying. In Iraq i was working as Project Engineer in the project reclamation of the agriculture lands and the river project . In addition to my work experience in The Netherlands, Libya and Qatar , I worked in Iraq during 8 years as a civil Engineer. I am believe that I possess a unique mix of experience and skills that can definitely help your company in the civil engineering area. Experience, skills, and abilities that I can offer your company include ; 27 years of experience in the civil engineering field in Europe and Middle-East; Responsible of big project (pumpstation, river project, bicycles ways,road-works and maintenance…pls. you find attached CV). Above average communication and issues resolution abilities; Ability to effectively supervise staff and manage an independent budget; Ability to choose the method of construction and the materials: Ability to communicate with staff, and motivate them, to increase productivity Experience working effectively in a dynamic, multi-tasking environment The enclosed resume provides more details on the above, as well as on other experiences, skills, and abilities that I possess. I am very interested in working for your firm. I think that I meet those qualifications and would like to have an opportunity to meet with you to discuss my background. I can be reached at and look forward to hearing from you. Also I can to speak arabic,english,turkish,dutch. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely Ibrahim Wafi Said Tel: 00974-66302567 IMO,Whatsap, Viber 0097450668709 IMO,Whatsap, Viber Turkey mob. 0090-5550171964
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The founder of Mott & Bow grew up learning all about jean-making in his family's denim manufacturing facility in Honduras, where Mott & Bow's jeans are still manufactured today. Likening the process to fine wine-making, where source matters, the company buys its premium denim from respected mills in Turkey and Italy, then measures and treats it to maximize comfort and style. 

We've tried its women's skinny jeans and Mom jeans, as well as the men's Wooster jeans, and had glowing things to say about their comfortable, flattering fit. But Mott & Bow knows you can't always get the perfect fit right away, which is why it lets you you add a free try-on pair in the next size up or down to your order. Its jeans range in price from $96 to $128, and you'll find slim, straight, skinny, and "mom" jeans in a variety of washes. 



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Everlane has always espoused transparency, telling you exactly where its products are made and how much it costs to make them, from materials and labor to transport. The path to its denim apparel (which attracted a 40,000-person waitlist in 2017) is no different. Its LEED-certified factory in Vietnam recycles 98% of its water and relies on alternative energy sources to make stylish jeans you can feel good about wearing. 

The startup is always dropping new styles for men and women, but if you're not sure where to start, the Slim Fit Jean is a bestseller for men, and the High-Rise Skinny Jean is a favorite among women. Our personal favorite is the Kick Crop Jean, which looked surprisingly good on every member of the team despite our height differences. Every Everlane jean style only costs $68 or $78. 



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DUER combines fashion and function, so it's no wonder the brand is a favorite among athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, and commuters. The company was founded by a denim expert who spent 25 years making jeans for Levi's, Guess, and Lee, and a performance fabric expert who spent 25 years working with technical brands. 

Its unique Performance Denim is super stretchy and light, while wicking away moisture and neutralizing odor. These features are optimized for outdoor use, which is why you can find DUER jeans at retailers like REI. The easy-to-wear styles cost $120 to $140.




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Thanks for the nuanced answers. You don't seem like a rabid nationalist Pakistani (you can't have a legitimate discussion with those people) since you point out Pakistan has made some major mistakes for which she is paying a heavy price. I was born in Karachi (and many of the ulema I have learned under are from there also) so I wish the people of Pakistan well. I do hope cooler heads prevail in all of this. India has a lot of potential, but I agree with you that the more extreme people are making policies. It's a shame and I hope they can turn that around. No problem about the nuclear thing, I was just looking for confirmation. It does sound like a viable strategy given Pakistan's geography. One thing I have noticed in Pakistan is that their is unfortunately a lot of religious extremism and vigilante mob violence and that is not cool. I hope that gets under control. Like you said, this may stem from the Saudi factor. I'm really impressed by the moves Pakistan, Turkey and Azerbaijan are making in military and economic ties. I mentioned in another thread that if they can somehow get Iran in on this and one or two Central Asian republics, that would be a massive cooperative of countries linked by both Islam and Persian-influenced culture. Peace.
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 Have you ever been reading and one word, 
yes just one word, hits you in your heart? Recently in a magazine the word "longing" just jumped out and grabbed me. 
What does it mean: yearning, strong, persistent desire or craving, especially for something unattainable or distant: filled with longing for home. an instance of this: a sudden longing to see old friends.

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What do you long for?


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The value of the Turkish lira hit a record low Thursday amid reports of a deadlock during talks in Washington between Turkey and the United...

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Authored by James Rickards via The Daily Reckoning,

Vladimir Putin stands accused in the media and global public opinion of rigging his recent reelection, imprisoning his political enemies, murdering Russian spies turned double-agent, meddling in Western elections, seizing Crimea, destabilizing Ukraine, supporting a murderous dictator in Syria and exporting arms to terrorist nations like Iran.

At the same time, the country of Russia is more than Mr. Putin, despite his authoritarian and heavy-handed methods. Russia is the world’s 12th-largest economy, with a GDP in excess of $1.5 trillion, larger than many developed economies such as Australia (No. 13), Spain (No. 14) and the Netherlands (No. 18).

Its export sector produces a positive balance of trade for Russia, currently running at over $16 billion per month. Russia has not had a trade deficit in over 20 years. Russia is also the world’s largest oil producer, with output of 10.6 million barrels per day, larger than both Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Russia has the largest landmass of any country in the world and a population of 144 million people, the ninth largest of any country. Russia is also the third-largest gold-producing nation in the world, with total production of 250 tons per year, about 8% of total global output and solidly ahead of the U.S., Canada and South Africa.

Russia is highly competitive in the export of nuclear power plants, advanced weaponry, space technology, agricultural products and it has an educated workforce.

Russia’s government debt-to-GDP ratio is 12.6%, which is trivial compared with 253% for Japan, 105% for the United States and 68% for Germany. Russia’s external dollar-denominated debt is also quite low compared with the huge dollar-debt burdens of other emerging-market economies such as Turkey, Indonesia and China.

Under the steady leadership of central bank head Elvira Nabiullina, the Central Bank of Russia has rebuilt its hard currency reserves after those reserves were severely depleted in 2015 following the collapse in oil prices that began in 2014.

Total gold reserves rose from 1,275 tons in July 2015 to about 2,000 tons today. Russia’s gold-to-GDP ratio is the highest in the world and more than double those of the U.S. and China.

In short, Russia is a country to be reckoned with despite the intense dislike for its leader from Western powers. It can be disliked but it cannot be ignored.

Russia is even more important geopolitically than these favorable metrics suggest. Russia and the U.S. are likely to improve relations and move closer together despite the current animosity over election meddling and the attempted murders of ex-Russian spies.

The reason for this coming thaw has to do with the dynamics of global geopolitics. There are only three countries in the world that are rightly regarded as primary powers — the U.S., Russia and China. These three are the only superpowers. Some analysts may be surprised to see Russia on the superpower list, but the facts are indisputable.

More to the point, Russia is a nuclear superpower at least on par with the United States and well ahead of China, France, the U.K. and other nuclear powers.

All others are secondary powers (U.K., France, Germany, Japan, Israel, etc.) or tertiary powers (Iran, Turkey, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, etc.). This strategic reality sets up a predictable three-party dynamic.

In any three-party dynamic, whether it’s a poker game or a struggle for global control, the dynamic is simple. Two of the powers align explicitly or implicitly against the third. The two-aligned powers refrain from using their power against each other in order to conserve it for use against the third power.

Meanwhile, the third power, the “odd man out,” suffers from having to expend military and economic resources to fend off adventurism by both of its opponents with no help from either.

China is the greatest geopolitical threat to the U.S. because of its economic and technological advances and its ambition to push the U.S. out of the Western Pacific sphere of influence. Russia may be a threat to some of its neighbors, but it is far less of a threat to U.S. strategic interests.

Therefore, a logical balance of power in the world would be for the U.S. and Russia to find common ground in the containment of China and to jointly pursue the reduction of Chinese power.

One of the keys to U.S. foreign policy the last 50 or 60 years has been to make sure that Russia and China never form an alliance. Keeping them separated was key, but China and Russia are forging stronger ties through the Shanghai Cooperation Organization – a military and economic treaty – and the BRICS institutions.

The BRICS analogs to the IMF and the World Bank, critical infrastructure, bilateral trade deals, bilateral currency swaps, arms sales, etc.

Meanwhile, the U.S. finds itself at odds with both Russia and China over different issues. Who’s on the losing end of that? Obviously, the United States.

This two-against-one strategic alignment of China and Russia against the U.S. is a strategic blunder by the U.S.

The United States has largely withdrawn from the Middle East while Russia has stepped in on Syria and elsewhere, China is expanding in the South China Sea, and Russia is expanding on its periphery. They have each other’s back, and the U.S. is the odd man out.

But the Russian/Chinese relationship can be exploited. China and Russia have a history of conflicting interests, despite the fact that they were both communist during the Cold War.

The two countries had a number of border skirmishes in the 1960s, and one in 1969 was particularly serious. According to a senior Soviet defector to the United States, “The Politburo was terrified that the Chinese might make a large-scale intrusion into Soviet territory.”

The Soviets even considered a preemptive nuclear attack on Chinese nuclear facilities. Soviet officials advised Washington of the possibility, but the U.S. response was firm, warning that any nuclear attack would possibly lead to World War III.

The point being, there are fissures in the Chinese-Russian relationship that the U.S. could exploit.

For another thing, the U.S. and Russia are the first and second largest energy producers in the world. Saudi Arabia is the third largest energy producer in the world. If you put the U.S., Russia, and Saudi Arabia in a loose alliance, they dominate the energy markets. They can cut you off, they can supply, they can set prices.

Who needs energy the most? China.

China has very little oil or natural gas. It does have coal, but if you’ve been to Beijing lately, you know it looks black at noon because the air is so bad and you can’t breathe it. Pulmonary disease is becoming fairly common. They’re literally choking themselves to death. So, Russia, the U.S., and Saudi Arabia acting jointly have China completely at their mercy.

But the U.S. presently has no relationship with Russia to help back up our position against China. It’s two-against-one, and the U.S. is the odd man out — thanks to U.S. political dysfunction and the media.

In a three-handed poker game, if you don’t know who the sucker is, you’re the sucker. Trump will try to make China the odd man out. Very few people seem to get this.

As China’s power expands and as U.S. power is put to the test in Asia, it is likely that the U.S. will correct its recent strategic shortsightedness and find ways to work with Russia. Or at least it should. This will not be done out of wishful thinking about the true nature of Putin or his regime but as a simple matter of geopolitical necessity.


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FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Stocks were mixed Thursday. Technology and retail companies gained, while the energy and financial sectors slipped. The dollar rallied amid sharp declines in emerging-market currencies, and Treasury yields fell. 

Here's the scoreboard:

Dow Jones industrial average25,508.96 −74.79 (-0.29%)

S&P 5002,856.82 −0.88 (-0.031%)

Nasdaq Composite: 7,902.62 +14.29 (+0.18%)

  1. Washington and Ankara remain at oddsTurkish officials returned from meetings with a delegation from the US Treasury and State Department without any resolution to a conflict over Turkey's detention of several Americans and other issues. Strained relations between the NATO allies sent the lira to an all-time low. 
  2. US business inflation moderated last monthThe Labor Department said the producer price index, which gauges the prices businesses receive for their products, was mostly unchanged in July. Still, data showed that core PPI, a measure of underlying inflation excluding food and energy costs, pushed 0.3% higher last month, the same as in June.
  3. Earnings season rolls on. Roku crushed Wall Street expectations. Viacom missed. In a report that came out a day late, Booking Holdings lowered its outlook. Tronc and Dropbox report after the bell — follow Business Insider here for live updates. 

And a look at the upcoming economic calendar:

  • The US releases the consumer-price index. 
  • GDP and trade numbers are out in the UK.

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ExaGrid®, a leading provider of hyper-converged secondary storage for backup, today announced the expansion of its Middle Eastern coverage with the appointment of Rami Nasser as ExaGrid’s Regional Sales Director for the Middle East, India, and Africa. In addition to its Israeli office, ExaGrid will be adding sales offices in Dubai, Turkey, India, and South Africa. ExaGrid has simultaneously partnered with distributor VAD Technologies to strengthen its channel footprint by providing VAD’s re...
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There has been back and forth argument about which of these two methods is superior for many years now. For a while, social media glorified the idea that 'a calorie is a calorie', however there has been some revival of the old school meal plan. If you are currently unsure which approach to take to reach your physique goals, this unbiased review will present the cases for and against each, allowing you to make an informed decision.

Meal Plan

A meal plan is very simple. Every day, you eat the same meals, most likely at around the same times of day, with the same amount of time between each. Foods in a meal plan tend to come from simple, whole foods (insert fish and a rice cake... chicken and rice jokes).

Pros:

Ease of organising and prepping food. When foods stay constant, it is easy to go into the supermarket and get what is needed, quickly and efficiently, without spending time considering what you can make fit your macros. It also becomes second nature to prep the same meals and create a routine that fits around a busy lifestyle. For people who do not want to waste time staring aimlessly into the fridge deciding what to cook- meal plans are the way forward!

Can identify better food choices. If a food in the meal plan is not digested well, it will become apparent early into the plan, and be easy to switch out. In contrast, with a macro based approach, diet one day may consist of entirely different foods than the day before, making it difficult to pinpoint exactly what went wrong.

More consistent weigh ins. While it is true that calories in vs calories out is the determinant of fat loss, there are other components of food that can vary massively when following a macro based approach, such as sodium or fibre intake. Both of these can have a massive effect on weight fluctuations- too much or too little fibre can bloat us, and higher or lower sodium intake than usual can result in water retention: causing scale weight to be affected even when body fat isn't. While some can take this with a pinch of salt (no pun intended), it can play with the minds of others, and cause them to adjust macros in their panic when it isn't necessary. A meal plan is much more standardised from one day to the next, so less variables need to be considered when weight shifts.

Cons:

Low adherence. Many people approach a coach or personal trainer thinking that they want a meal plan, but are unable to actually stick to it the second they are offered food in the office or an occasion pops up. For those with busy social lives or who have cravings/food envy when others around them are eating differently, it might not be the most realistic plan to be on.

It may cause intolerances. Over a long course of dieting, for example a 20 week bodybuilding prep, some develop sensitivities to foods such as whey or egg whites that they are having in large quantities. In any case of gut issues, remember that correlation does not always equal causation. For example, it might not be the lactose in your daily shake that causes symptoms (bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea), but the artificial sweeteners added to it. Nonetheless, it is a good idea to cycle food sources in and out every few weeks (chicken for lean turkey, rice for oats, avocado for peanut butter, and so on).

Flexible dieting

Flexible dieting, IIFYM, whatever you want to call it. This focuses on hitting consistent numbers of protein, carbs and fats each day from whatever food sources you choose.

Pros:

Can have foods you are craving. Flexible dieting allows you to incorporate foods that you are craving, admittedly in smaller amounts than you would probably like. If something like a square of your favorite chocolate is enough for you to move on and continue to hit your goals, it is a great way to have the best of both worlds!

Dealing with the unexpected. Macro counting gives the option to pick up food on the go and deal with last minute plans stress free. For example, some restaurants have the calorie content of meals on their website (not nearly as accurate as having prepped the meal yourself of course). Having the freedom to buy and eat food out removes fear around certain foods and lessens the need to be constantly prepping food and eating out of tupperware, allowing you to diet and still feel 'normal' around peers.

Learn about food. You can learn a lot more about calorie densities and the compositions of different foods by tracking macros than you ever will from following a meal plan. While it is possible to come off a meal plan and be no more educated on how to eat, tracking macros allows to to transition to intuitive eating and still have an idea of how many calories you are eating, if you have consumed enough protein that day, and so on.

cons:

Trigger foods. In the previously given example of eating a square of chocolate to satisfy a craving, some are not able to do this. For people who find that planning a spoonful of peanut butter leads to them eating the jar, it probably isn't the right time to be considering any kind of structured diet.

Lower food quality. It is easy to forget that food is more than just macros and should be valued for health and performance benefits too. A 300 calorie protein bar might seen a great choice... but it will always be better to have chicken and sweet potato with green vegetables. Remember that you are not just trying to lose/gain weight, you are trying to ensure that your body can function as optimally as possible in all areas.

Conclusion

Hopefully these points have helped you to identify which type of person you are- meal plan or flexible dieter. Both can be effective, and in many cases the best plan is what you can stick to. A final disclaimer we would like to make is, when consulting someone for macros or a meal plan, ensure that they are qualified to do so and don't be afraid to ask questions. Having chronically low fat or calories in a diet can cause long term issues. Find out what qualifications and experience they have, as well as anything else that you value, such as personal skills and response time.


          Rickards: U.S. Must Turn To Russia To Contain China      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Authored by James Rickards via The Daily Reckoning,

Vladimir Putin stands accused in the media and global public opinion of rigging his recent reelection, imprisoning his political enemies, murdering Russian spies turned double-agent, meddling in Western elections, seizing Crimea, destabilizing Ukraine, supporting a murderous dictator in Syria and exporting arms to terrorist nations like Iran.

At the same time, the country of Russia is more than Mr. Putin, despite his authoritarian and heavy-handed methods. Russia is the world’s 12th-largest economy, with a GDP in excess of $1.5 trillion, larger than many developed economies such as Australia (No. 13), Spain (No. 14) and the Netherlands (No. 18).

Its export sector produces a positive balance of trade for Russia, currently running at over $16 billion per month. Russia has not had a trade deficit in over 20 years. Russia is also the world’s largest oil producer, with output of 10.6 million barrels per day, larger than both Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Russia has the largest landmass of any country in the world and a population of 144 million people, the ninth largest of any country. Russia is also the third-largest gold-producing nation in the world, with total production of 250 tons per year, about 8% of total global output and solidly ahead of the U.S., Canada and South Africa.

Russia is highly competitive in the export of nuclear power plants, advanced weaponry, space technology, agricultural products and it has an educated workforce.

Russia’s government debt-to-GDP ratio is 12.6%, which is trivial compared with 253% for Japan, 105% for the United States and 68% for Germany. Russia’s external dollar-denominated debt is also quite low compared with the huge dollar-debt burdens of other emerging-market economies such as Turkey, Indonesia and China.

Under the steady leadership of central bank head Elvira Nabiullina, the Central Bank of Russia has rebuilt its hard currency reserves after those reserves were severely depleted in 2015 following the collapse in oil prices that began in 2014.

Total gold reserves rose from 1,275 tons in July 2015 to about 2,000 tons today. Russia’s gold-to-GDP ratio is the highest in the world and more than double those of the U.S. and China.

In short, Russia is a country to be reckoned with despite the intense dislike for its leader from Western powers. It can be disliked but it cannot be ignored.

Russia is even more important geopolitically than these favorable metrics suggest. Russia and the U.S. are likely to improve relations and move closer together despite the current animosity over election meddling and the attempted murders of ex-Russian spies.

The reason for this coming thaw has to do with the dynamics of global geopolitics. There are only three countries in the world that are rightly regarded as primary powers — the U.S., Russia and China. These three are the only superpowers. Some analysts may be surprised to see Russia on the superpower list, but the facts are indisputable.

More to the point, Russia is a nuclear superpower at least on par with the United States and well ahead of China, France, the U.K. and other nuclear powers.

All others are secondary powers (U.K., France, Germany, Japan, Israel, etc.) or tertiary powers (Iran, Turkey, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, etc.). This strategic reality sets up a predictable three-party dynamic.

In any three-party dynamic, whether it’s a poker game or a struggle for global control, the dynamic is simple. Two of the powers align explicitly or implicitly against the third. The two-aligned powers refrain from using their power against each other in order to conserve it for use against the third power.

Meanwhile, the third power, the “odd man out,” suffers from having to expend military and economic resources to fend off adventurism by both of its opponents with no help from either.

China is the greatest geopolitical threat to the U.S. because of its economic and technological advances and its ambition to push the U.S. out of the Western Pacific sphere of influence. Russia may be a threat to some of its neighbors, but it is far less of a threat to U.S. strategic interests.

Therefore, a logical balance of power in the world would be for the U.S. and Russia to find common ground in the containment of China and to jointly pursue the reduction of Chinese power.

One of the keys to U.S. foreign policy the last 50 or 60 years has been to make sure that Russia and China never form an alliance. Keeping them separated was key, but China and Russia are forging stronger ties through the Shanghai Cooperation Organization – a military and economic treaty – and the BRICS institutions.

The BRICS analogs to the IMF and the World Bank, critical infrastructure, bilateral trade deals, bilateral currency swaps, arms sales, etc.

Meanwhile, the U.S. finds itself at odds with both Russia and China over different issues. Who’s on the losing end of that? Obviously, the United States.

This two-against-one strategic alignment of China and Russia against the U.S. is a strategic blunder by the U.S.

The United States has largely withdrawn from the Middle East while Russia has stepped in on Syria and elsewhere, China is expanding in the South China Sea, and Russia is expanding on its periphery. They have each other’s back, and the U.S. is the odd man out.

But the Russian/Chinese relationship can be exploited. China and Russia have a history of conflicting interests, despite the fact that they were both communist during the Cold War.

The two countries had a number of border skirmishes in the 1960s, and one in 1969 was particularly serious. According to a senior Soviet defector to the United States, “The Politburo was terrified that the Chinese might make a large-scale intrusion into Soviet territory.”

The Soviets even considered a preemptive nuclear attack on Chinese nuclear facilities. Soviet officials advised Washington of the possibility, but the U.S. response was firm, warning that any nuclear attack would possibly lead to World War III.

The point being, there are fissures in the Chinese-Russian relationship that the U.S. could exploit.

For another thing, the U.S. and Russia are the first and second largest energy producers in the world. Saudi Arabia is the third largest energy producer in the world. If you put the U.S., Russia, and Saudi Arabia in a loose alliance, they dominate the energy markets. They can cut you off, they can supply, they can set prices.

Who needs energy the most? China.

China has very little oil or natural gas. It does have coal, but if you’ve been to Beijing lately, you know it looks black at noon because the air is so bad and you can’t breathe it. Pulmonary disease is becoming fairly common. They’re literally choking themselves to death. So, Russia, the U.S., and Saudi Arabia acting jointly have China completely at their mercy.

But the U.S. presently has no relationship with Russia to help back up our position against China. It’s two-against-one, and the U.S. is the odd man out — thanks to U.S. political dysfunction and the media.

In a three-handed poker game, if you don’t know who the sucker is, you’re the sucker. Trump will try to make China the odd man out. Very few people seem to get this.

As China’s power expands and as U.S. power is put to the test in Asia, it is likely that the U.S. will correct its recent strategic shortsightedness and find ways to work with Russia. Or at least it should. This will not be done out of wishful thinking about the true nature of Putin or his regime but as a simple matter of geopolitical necessity.


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          8 teams to Men’s European Final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          China blinks; Canada housing starts fall; Japan orders jump; China prices rise; air travel growth rises; Russia and Turkey battered; UST 10yr at 2.93%; oil and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 66.3 USc; TWI-5 = 69.9      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Here's our summary of key events overnight that affect New Zealand, with news emerging economies are struggling to handle the fallout of a new chaotic trade environment.

Firstly, it looks like China has had a small blink in its trade tussle with the US. Omitted from its tariff retaliation was American crude oil, although sourcing that still will help keep prices down from other places - like Iran, where volume are rising.

In the first world, Canadian housing starts fell sharply in June, consistent with yesterday's weak building permit data.

Japanese machine tool orders rose more than expected in July, up by +13% and far better than its +11.4% rise in June.

In China, consumer prices rose at a faster pace in July, up +2.1% due to larger increases in food and fuel prices, while factory inflation slipped even though it is still at a high a +4.6% pa level.

Beijing is using the Shanghai markets to drive down interest rates. Overnight Shibor, a measure of the shortest-term bank lending rates, fell to 1.42% yesterday, its lowest since 2015. It ended the day a little higher however. This is a mechanism their Government is using to try to stimulate the economy by ensuring lenders have plenty of cheap funding to support businesses and consumers during the uncertainty of the trade war.

The central bank of the Philippines raised its official rate by its most in more than a decade, adding +50 bps to take it to 4.0%. They are battling fast-rising inflation which is now just under +6% and the rate hike comes despite growth falling below expectations.

Yesterday we reported a slowdown in the growth of air cargo traffic. Today we can report that international passenger traffic growth seems to be rising faster. Worldwide, passenger traffic was up +7.7% in June year-on-year. In the Asia-Pacific region it was up +9.5%. Both of these rates are faster than we have reported previously in 2018.

In the sea trade, shipping group Maersk said 94 companies and organizations have so far joined a blockchain platform developed with IBM aimed at boosting efficiency and limiting the enormous paper trail of global container shipping. This is one of the largest rollouts of blockchain technology in the world.

Meanwhile in some key emerging markets, new sanctions drove down Russia's ruble, while worries that Turkey was sliding into a full-blown economic crisis battered their currency. The Argentine and South African currencies were also hit hard.

The UST 10yr yield is down sharply at 2.93%, a -4 bps fall in a day. Their 2-10 curve has slipped to +28 bps. This is despite the US Treasury saying it will sell an eye-popping US$122 bln in new debt next week, taking total US Federal debt held by the public to US$15.6 tln, or 78% of US GDP. The Chinese 10yr is at 3.56% (up +3 bps) while the New Zealand equivalent is now just over 2.71%, down a very substantial -7 bps. And as we reported last night, New Zealand swap rates took a heavy dive yesterday, down about -10 bps across most of the curve.

Gold is little changed, today down -US$1 to US$1,212/oz.

US oil prices have stopped falling and are now still just under US$67/bbl. The Brent benchmark is now just over US$72/bbl. We should also note that Saudi Arabia's attempt to punish Canada over their fury for a perceived cultural slight is having zero impact. A trade war skirmish that failed.

The Kiwi dollar is starting today very much weaker having been dumped on after yesterday's RBNZ MPS and the Fonterra trading halt. It is now just at 66.3 USc and more than -1c lower. On the cross rates we are also very much weaker at 89.7 AUc, and at 57.3 euro cents. That puts the TWI-5 at 69.9 and under 70 for the first time in nearly three years.

Bitcoin is now at US$6.464 and +3.3% higher than this time yesterday. We track this rate daily in the interactive chart below.

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          Turkey’s Erdogan: “Even if they got dollars, we got 'our people, our God'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Reuters cites latest comments from the Turkish President Erdogan, as reported by the Anadolu Agency.

Erdogan noted that “even if they got dollars, we got 'our people, our God'.

His comments come as the Lira continues to record fresh all-time lows versus its American peer at 5.75 amid escalating US-Turkey geopolitical tensions.


          USD/TRY hit a new record high in early Europe, TRY puts value at 7-year high      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  • Markets continue to sell Turkish Lira (TRY) on US-Turkey tensions.
  • USD/TRY hit a record high of 5.75.
  • The relentless TRY selling has pushed the value of Lira put options (bearish bets) to a 7-year high.

The USD/TRY pair has hit a new record high of 5.75 today, beating the previous high of 5.56 set yesterday.

Turkey's currency has dropped close to 10 percent this week alone and looks set to extend the losses further as Turkey's credit default swaps and the government bond yields are trading at multi-year highs.

Further, the one-month 25 delta USD/TRY risk reversals have jumped to 4.75, the highest level since 2011, meaning the implied volatility premium for the TRY puts is at its highest in seven years.

The sell-off in the Lira could be associated with the escalating tensions between the US and Turkey.  

US President Donald Trump has already imposed sanctions on two Turkish officials, according to Reuters News. And now investors are worried that President may impose more sanctions as the Turkish delegation sent to the US this week failed to settle the dispute.


          Art | The Second Surface: Cary Esser’s Parfleches      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

KANSAS CITY, Missouri––In her new series of ceramic wall reliefs, The Second Surface (February 2 – March 24, 2018) at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Cary Esser explores the aesthetic and technical edge of possibility within ceramics. Her inspiration for this series comes from two sources, the experience of visiting the ancient caves of Cappadocia, Turkey and […]

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          Global Markets: Asian shares down on trade anxiety; lira, rouble hit by economic worries      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Global Markets: Asian shares down on trade anxiety; lira, rouble hit by economic worriesAsian stock markets fell on Friday amid heightened global trade tensions, while currency markets were whipsawed by a searing selloff in Russia's rouble after the United States slapped new sanctions, and as economic worries sent the Turkish lira tumbling. The rouble slid to its lowest level since late 2016 on Thursday, hitting 66.7099 roubles to the dollar. Turkey's lira fell to record lows against the dollar on Thursday, with a meeting between a Turkish delegation and U.S. officials in Washington yielding no apparent solution to a diplomatic rift over the detention in Turkey of a U.S. pastor.



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Flash floods triggered by heavy rainfall caused serious damage Wednesday in districts of the northern Turkish province of Ordu, affecting half million people, injuring dozens and leaving hundreds stranded, waiting to be rescued. The floods and subsequent landslides affected rural areas in Fatsa, Ünye, Perşembe, Ikizce, Çaybaşı and Aybastı districts. Ünye and Perşembe were the hardest hit districts....
          Turkey will Build its Third Nuclear Power Plant Next to Bulgaria with Chinese Technology      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Turkey's president said Monday that the country will build a third nuclear power plant. During a live question-and-answer social media broadcast with Turkish youths, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would build its own nuclear power plant after the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, to be built by Russia. "Akkuyu will meet 10 percent of our energy needs," he said, adding another 10 percent or more would be met by the second nuclear power plant, which will be located in Sinop. ...
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          U.S. Sanctions Slam Russian Ruble, Turkey's Lira Tumbles      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
On Thursday Reuters reported that new U.S. sanctions drove down Russia’s ruble, while worries that Turkey was sliding into a full-blown economic crisis battered the lira. The Russian ruble slid 1 percent after Washington said it would impose fresh sanctions. The ruble slid to its lowest since late 2016, more than 4 percent weaker than it had been late Tuesday. Turkey’s lira touched a record low against the dollar, weakening 4 percent in 24 hours after meetings in Washington showed little progress over Ankara’s jailing of an American pastor.
          Elena jurado del 10th International Tourism Cartoon Competition – 2018 de Turquía      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Buenos días, el 10th International Tourism Cartoon Competition – 2018 de Turquía, presentó sus jurados y entre ello vemos a la caricaturista colombiana ELENA.

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BEIJING (AP) — A towering volleyball player who makes her living in Turkey is the unrivalled star of China’s squad at the Asian Games in Indonesia. Zhu Ting is something of an anomaly in China’s sporting world, which still largely relies on its highly disciplined and deeply nationalistic sports academies to produce champions who dominate […]
           Are We Poisoning Our Pets?       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


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When we consider how wolves/dogs were raised in the 'pre-pet-food' era and compare that to our modern methods, the effects on puppy growth have been traumatic. The degree to which modern dogs experience ill health reflects the degree to which they are subjected to biologically inappropriate methods of feeding and exercising. 

Tony B (who sent this), "Unfortunately, many vets, like many doctors, have a pretty good understanding of what is going on but don't say it too much as they are making fortunes from health destruction of pets mostly due to diet." 






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Most of us are aware (although we choose not to think about it) that the primary source of "meat" in all pet foods, is derived from diseased, dead, or deformed animals. Anything not "fit" for human consumption is considered O.K. for "pet" consumption.

For example, the National Animal Control Association has estimated that animal shelters kill over 13 million household pets a year. Of this total, 30% are buried, 30% are cremated and the remaining 40%, about 5 million pets, are shipped to rendering factories to be recycled and used in pet food. This may make sense as a scientific "protein source", but emotionally I am disgusted to think of Dogs being used as "Dog Food"--all for the sake of economic raw material.

But what about the injections of sodium pentobarbital used to put pets to sleep you might ask? Or the cancerous tumors and other organs of diseased animals? No problem says the FDA, such residue would be too small to cause a problem.

Why then did the University of Nebraska researchers confirm the death of an 11-month-old girl from an adverse reaction to penicillin contained in dry cat food she had eaten? The Nebraska investigators noted in "The American Journal of Cardiology" that the penicillin level in the cat food was 600 times higher than USDA limit for human food.

I don't really have room here to get into the excessive levels of heavy-metal contaminants( i.e. cadmium, Mercury, etc.) commonly found in pet foods. Suffice to say that they are FAR higher than the maximum that would ever be allowed for humans! Is it any wonder that the incidence of epileptic seizures in dogs has risen to alarming numbers?...

So let's see.. we start with diseased meat, convert it to a form we can legally use, now what other "goodies" can we get that are cheap, cheap, cheap.

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Livestock-grade grain is usually the main ingredient used. This is not because dogs and cats require large amounts of carbohydrates, but because grains are about as cheap a food as can be found. However, a still cheaper ingredient is the "waste" dust, floor sweepings, husks, the rejects from the screening process for flour, etc. Ideal for our favorite yummy pet food. But we can't call it scrap can we--nobody would buy it! So let's call it "middlings"--nobody will catch on then! (While we are at it lets call the ground up bones, fish heads and other good stuff like feet, feathers --"poultry meal, fish meal, etc."--that sound a lot better than scrap!)

No need to mention that livestock grade really means we don't have to concern ourselves with "allowable" levels of pesticide residue left in the grains.

What else can we get that is "waste", sounds good and of course is cheap, cheap, cheap. I know! Let's throw in some Brewers Yeast. Even many of the "upscale" brands have jumped on this bandwagon!

Are you beginning to get the idea yet? So far we have only talked about the main ingredients. What about all those other long names on the label? Most are added in minute quantities in an attempt to formulate the so-called "balanced" diet.

What these "balanced diets" choose to ignore is that not all breeds are the same! Take Phosphate balance as an example. Without enough phosphate, there is abnormal gland (parathyroid) function, bone metabolism, intestinal absorption, malnutrition, and kidney malfunction. Too much phosphate can cause kidney damage and may affect the absorption of other minerals, causing imbalances of nutritional elements. Combine this with the fact that toy breeds absorb more calories per pound of body weight than giant breeds and ask yourself--how do you know if you're getting enough, too much or just the right "balance" for your dog.

In natural foods (raw), God does the balancing for us and the body takes what it needs. When artificially added--who knows what is absorbed?
When it comes to choosing the "least worst" it's a case of "Let the buyer beware". The only ones Holistic Vets are recommending at this time are: Wysong; Precise; and Innova. There may be others available on a local basis but they may not have national distribution to make them readily available.

If you insist on retaining the "convenience" over health factor and want to keep using your dry food, at least add a digestive enzyme to give your pet a break on his already overtaxed system.

Adding some fresh vegetables and fruits would also help a lot. Even if these too have been subjected to pesticides, at least they are still raw and have more to contribute to nourishment than the highly processed contents in commercial pet foods!

HISTORICALLY

At the beginning of this century, pets were fed on "scraps" from our own food. Around the middle of this century, the fast food lifestyle started to make its appearance. As we approach the end of this century "scraps" have taken on a whole new meaning.

I would challenge every national breed club to do a simple survey of the average lifespan of their breed in 1900, 1950, and now! Has it decreased? Does this correlate with the food we are feeding to our animals? Have health problems in general increased?...

The ingestion of grain and other starchy foods contribute to most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases. Domestic pets should be getting their carbohydrate in a similar manner to their wild ancestors.

A full spectrum of minerals must be supplied in your pet's diet in correct balance and sufficient amounts if he is going to remain healthy into advanced old age. Bones are the storehouse of almost all the minerals your pet requires in perfect balance for optimal absorption.

CONCLUSION

The bulk of a puppy's diet should consist of raw meaty bones

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All or most of the rest of their food should also be raw

Puppies should always be kept a little hungry

They should never grow at their maximum growth rate

They should be kept slim, lean and hard. Not roly-poly, fat, young puppies

All the food a modern pup eats is cooked...For the first time in its evolutionary history, we are asking our dogs to eat nothing but cooked food. This is biologically unacceptable and a very dramatic change. It is most often processed food, usually either canned or dry food. The cooking process destroys many of the life-enhancing factors found only in raw food. These include enzymes, many natural antioxidants and other anti-degeneration factors.

The modern puppy diet omits bones...

The omission of raw meaty bones from the diet of the modern dog is central to the formation of bone disease in pups. Because the modern pup does not eat bones it misses out on all the essential nutrients bones supply including its calcium in perfect balance and form, together with all the other minerals required for healthy bone formation in perfect balance and form.

The result is that the modern pup obtains it minerals in a totally inappropriate form. The modern pup also misses out on its eating exercise. This eating exercise is a vital component of the exercise regime designed to grow healthy disease free bones and joints.

Common sense tells us that our dog's ancestors have grown and reproduced using the raw diet without the benefit of special foods for several hundred thousand years. In other words, our dogs' ancestors have grown properly, survived and reproduced on the same basic foods, no matter what stage of life they were at. Think carefully. Which environment of diet do you want your dog in? The modern environment of biologically inappropriate dog food, excessive protein, excessive calories, fast growth rates, calcium supplements, excessive exercise and bone disease, or the time-honored way which produces healthy longevity, abundant reproduction and brilliant health.

Raw feeding is the practice of feeding domestic dogs, cats and other animals a diet primarily of uncooked meat, edible bones, and organs.

Supporters of raw feeding believe that the natural diet of raw meat, bones, and organs is superior nutritionally to highly processed commercial pet food. They mimic a similar diet for their domestic companion, as it is believed that a balanced raw diet has the benefits of giving the animal a healthier coat, cleaner teeth and breath, reduced stool volume and odor, and better overall health.

As raw diets can range from meticulously prepared and tested to diets composed of a variety of meats and butchers' scraps, the nutritional balance of a raw diet can vary greatly depending on the recipe. 

However, supporters of raw feeding believe that not every meal needs to be "complete and balanced", and that nutritional balance can be achieved over time by feeding a wide variety of meats, fats, bones and organs from several sources, such as chicken, turkey, lamb, cattle, pigs, fish, rabbits, etc., and even wild game. The general belief among the supporters of raw diets is that pets have no more complex nutritional requirements than humans and that a variety of ingredients over time will provide the pets with a sufficiently balanced diet.
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          Meaning of the German female name Berlinda is snake       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Meaning of the German female name Berlinda is snake 

Meaning of the German female name Berlinda is snake Emotional Spectrum • She is a fountain of joy for all. Personal Integrity • Her good name is her most precious asset. Personality • It's hard to soar with eagles when you're surrounded by turkeys! Relationships • Starts slowly, but a relationship with her builds over time. Travel & Leisure • A trip of a lifetime is in her future. Career & Money • A gifted child, Berlinda will need to be challenged constantly. Life's Opportunities • Joy and happiness await this blessed person. Lucky Numbers: 11 • 33 • 16 • 30 • 25 • 14 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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          Comment on Elite Closing Down Truth Tellers – Paul Craig Roberts by eddiemd      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Paper ballots only. I was working in Miami in 2000/2001 when they had the "hanging chad" problems which led to Bush winning Florida and the election over Gore. I beleive that this was a key event that led to the push for computerized voting. The PTB and democrats did not want this to occur again. It is the counter of the votes who decides the elections now. No paper trails to worry about. No small wonder that Trump won. He was up against tremendous forces and yet here we are. Certainly an argument for Divine intervention. I beleive we have a window of repentance at the moment. The wrath of God will be revealed against all unrightousness. We can see the end time players lining up. Turkey, Russia, Iran under crippling sanctions; three countries in the scenario of the end time. The army of 200.000.000 from the east known as China. Repentance and Baptism in the Holy Ghost. The solutions. Your head will be required at some point. Be prepared to face this reality.
          Asian shares down on trade anxiety; lira, rouble hit by economic worries      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
- Asian stock markets fell on Friday amid heightened global trade tensions, while currency markets were whipsawed by a searing selloff in Russias rouble after the United States slapped on new sanctions, and as economic worries sent the Turkish lira tumbling.Washington said it would impose fresh sanctions because it had determined that Moscow had used a nerve agent against a former Russian agent and his daughter in Britain, which the Kremlin denies.The rouble slid to its lowest level since late 2016 on Thursday, hitting 66.7099 roubles to the dollar. At 0021 GMT Thursday, it was changing hands at 66.5245 to the dollar.Turkeys lira fell to record lows against the dollar on Thursday, with a meeting between a Turkish delegation and U.S. officials in Washington yielding no apparent solution to a diplomatic rift over the detention in Turkey of a U.S. pastor.Deepening investor concerns about Turkeys authoritarian trajectory under President Tayyip Erdogan and the economic fallout have also weighed on the currency.The lira stood at 5.5700 against the dollar at 0021 GMT, after touching an all-time low.Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak is set to unveil the latest plan for Turkeys economy on Friday.The turmoil in emerging currencies and ongoing global trade tensions helped to support the dollar Thursday, but it was little changed in early Asian trading.The dollar was flat against the yen and euro, while the dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six major rivals was 0.1 percent higher at 95.613.U.S. Treasury yields also fell on the risk-off mood. The yield on benchmark 10-year Treasury notes was at 2.9276 percent compared with its U.S. close of 2.935 percent on Thursday.In equity markets, MSCIs broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.3 percent.Japans Nikkei stock index fell 0.5 percent despite data showing that the countrys economy expanded at a faster-than-expected annualised rate of 1.9 percent in the second quarter in a sign of improving momentum.Wall Street provided little direction for markets in Asia on Friday, with the the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 0.29 percent, the SandP 500 ending 0.14 percent lower and the Nasdaq Composite adding 0.04 percent.Attention in Australia on Friday will focus on updated economic forecasts from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) in its statement on monetary policy.RBA governor Philip Lowe said Wednesday that the best course of action for the central bank would be to keep cash rates at record lows despite expectations that economic growth will average 3 percent this year and next.We do not expect any material change in the narrative or to forecasts given that the economy has evolved broadly as the RBA expected, ANZ analysts said in a note Friday.Australian shares were flat.In commodities, U.S. crude dipped 0.2 percent at $66.67 a barrel, while Brent crude was 0.3 percent lower at $71.88 per barrel.Gold ticked higher, with spot gold trading up 0.1 percent at $1212.96 per ounce.Reuters NC0631
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          Έκανε το double o Γκουλίεφ (vid)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ο άνθρωπος που διαδέχθηκε τον ασύλληπτο Γιουσέιν Μπολτ, ο Ραμίλ Γκουλίεφ, μετά το χρυσό στο Παγκόσμιο του 2017, κατέκτησε το χρυσό και στο Πανευρωπαϊκό του Βερολίνου.

Την τρίτη ημέρα της διοργάνωσης ο Γκουλίεφ (που κατάγεται από το Αζερμπαϊτζάν) έκανε νέο ρεκόρ αγώνων με 19.76 αφήνοντας δεύτερο τον Βρετανό Νεθάνιελ Μίτσελ Μπλέικ (20.04) και τρίτο τον Ελβετό Άλεξ Γουίλσον με τον ίδιο χρόνο που συνιστά και ρεκόρ Ελβετίας.

Με το 19.76 ο Γκουλίρφ κατέρριψε το ρεκόρ του Κεντέρη από το Μόναχο το 2002 όταν είχε κάνει επίδοση 19.85.



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          Sanctions whack Russia’s rouble      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Alarm bells were ringing yesterday as new US sanctions drove down Russia’s rouble and worries that Turkey was sliding towards a full-blown economic crisis battered the lira. A rally in Chinese stocks had helped offset the latest escalation in the Sino-US trade war overnight after Beijing matched the latest US sanctions, but too much was going on nearby for Europe to remain unscathed. London’s FTSE, Frankfurt’s DAX and Paris’s CAC40 were down 0.7 per cent, 0.3 per cent and 0.4 per cent respectively, while German government bonds rose in a broad grab for safety. Wall Street futures pointed to a steady start in New York but that was deceptive. The main fireworks were in the currency markets. The Russian rouble sank after Washington said it would impose fresh sanctions because it had determined that Moscow had used a nerve agent against a former Russian agent and his daughter in Britain, something the Kremlin denies. There were also reports of a new US Senate Bill that, if passed, would impose even more widespread punishments for meddling in US elections. The rouble slid to its lowest since late 2016, hitting 66.1 rubles to the dollar and leaving it almost four per cent lighter than...
          Talking Turkey      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Talking Turkey

Stuck between the East and the West
According to Qura.com many people ask the question: Is Turkey in Europe or Asia?
Steven Pelawi of Qura answers: “Turkey is in Europe and Asia. Middle East is actually part of Asia but that’s a different story. If we want to talk briefly about Asia. East ...

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          Greenbrier invests in Turkish wagon manufacturer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TURKEY: The Greenbrier Companies’ European business Greenbrier-AstraRail has agreed to acquire a...
          People Like Us      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
People Like Us
author: Dana Mele
name: L.E.
average rating: 3.54
book published: 2018
rating: 4
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date added: 2018/08/09
shelves: a-lioness-in-winter, abs, abusive-relationships, addiction, ambiguous-closure, authority-problems, awkward-romantic-parallelogram, bad-mothers, battle-of-the-wits, bildungsroman, bitches-be-crazy, boobs, books-i-can-read-in-under-3-hours, broken-pickle-dish-of-dreams, bros-before-hos, brother-lovin, change-of-life-fiction, chock-full-of-pop-cultural-referenc, convoluted-love-tesseract, convoluted-love-triangle, convoluted-plot, crazy-mother, creepy-sex, crime-solving-duo, crimes-easier-to-solve-than-relatio, daddy-issues, dark-and-broody, disabusing, don-t-go-sledding-at-night, don-t-read-on-an-empty-stomach, elementary, female-sexuality, feminism-does-not-mean-woman-on-top, fiftyfiftyme, fighting, fun-storming-the-castle, gay-bff, gay-is-not-a-bad-word, gender, girl-crush, girl-detective, girls-gone-wild, guilt-kills, guilty-pleasure, high-functioning-sociopaths, hubris, i-bike-therefore-i-am-mrs-fletcher, i-love-you-dont-touch-me, i-need-a-nap, i-need-a-red-dress, i-need-a-snack, iocane-i-bet-my-life-on-it, it-is-never-twins-watson, it-s-complicated, jane-austen-would-blush, little-miss-sunshine, loneliness-of-short-distance-runner, lord-of-the-flies-with-iphones, loss-of-innocence, love-like-a-bad-mixtape, madwoman-in-the-attic, makes-me-wish-i-had-a-map, manure-i-hardly-know-her, meddling-kids, mental-health-issues, mindroterrific, mommy-issues, mystery, overplayed-love-triangle, paging-mary-lennox, paging-mrs-fletcher, parents-just-dont-understand, please-dont-die, poison-but-not-the-band, predictable-villain, psychic-vampirism, punch-in-the-face, purple-headed-love-dart, riddle-me-this, ridiculously-goodlooking-protags, sex-and-drugs-and-rock-and-roll, shakespeare, shakespeare-puns-couldnt-save-it, smells-like-teen-spirit, take-the-lotion-out-of-the-bucket, teen-sexuality-issues, teen-suicide, tell-me-about-the-rabbits, that-s-not-a-knife-this-is-a-knife, too-many-coincidences, too-many-secrets, trashy-fun, turkey-bone-sculpture, two-narratives-diverge-in-a-wood, unreliable-narrator, wargames, we-all-float-down-here, we-wear-the-mask, well-meaning-teacher-trope, what-a-bunch-of-assholes, women-are-people-too, ya-fiction, you-cant-go-back-home-again, young-adult-fiction-secret-shame
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          Report: Leicester City complete Caglar Soyuncu deal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Leicester City are believed to have completed the signing of Freiburg and Turkey defender Caglar Soyuncu before the closure of the summer transfer window.
          Price Reduced! Stunning custom-built home w/private setting! (SpreadMyAd) $429,000      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Stunning custom-built 1-owner home with lush prairie plantings, woods, and a river in the back yard! Prvt setting on 3+ acres. Eat breakfast on the 3-season porch watching the deer and wild turkeys. 778 feet of river frontage, Andersen windows, Energy S ...

          Euro falls to 13-month low on concerns over Turkey exposure      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Turkey's Big Data & Analytics Market to Top $477 Million by 2022, says IDC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Istanbul, August 9, 2018 – Spending on big data and analytics (BDA) in Turkey is set to total $292 million this year, up 15.2% on 2017, according to the latest forecast announced today by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global ICT research and consulting services firm's newly released Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide tips annual spending to reach $477 million by 2022, with the market expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.5% over the 2017–2022 forecast period.
          A goodwill gesture over electricity sows discord in Lebanon      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
It was supposed to be a goodwill gesture from an energy company in Turkey. This summer, the Karadeniz Energy Group lent Lebanon a floating power station to generate electricity at … Click to Continue »
          Livestock sale puts gavel down on Larimer County Fair      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The 4-H Junior Livestock Sale marks the end of the Larimer County Fair each year, and, inescapably, the end of the line for hundreds of beloved turkeys, sheep, pigs, steers and other livestock.
          New York has put the brakes on the Lyfts and Ubers of this world      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(U.S. Edition) The U.S and Japan meet to talk trade for the first time since the U.S. pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. We’re also keeping an eye on the rising inflation in Turkey as the Lira continues to drop. Also, New York City has stopped Uber and Lyft in its tracks there, halting permits for a year due to concerns about traffic. Today's show is sponsored by Avast ( avast.com ) and Indeed ( Indeed.com/marketplace ). (08/09/2018)
          Turkish lira hits record low as Turkey-U.S. concerns weigh      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Turkish lira touched a fresh record low against the dollar on Thursday, weakening some 2.5 percent from Wednesday's close after a Turkish delegation met U.S. officials to try and resolve disputes between the two NATO allies. Francis Maguire reports

          Arsenal transfer news: Gunners star set to join Besiktas on loan as ‘clubs agree deal’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


ARSENAL have finally agreed a loan deal that will see David Ospina join Besiktas, according to reports from Turkey.
          New York has put the brakes on the Lyfts and Ubers of this world      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(U.S. Edition) The U.S and Japan meet to talk trade for the first time since the U.S. pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. We’re also keeping an eye on the rising inflation in Turkey as the Lira continues to drop. Also, New York City has stopped Uber and Lyft in its tracks there, halting permits for a year due to concerns about traffic. Today's show is sponsored by Avast (avast.com) and Indeed (Indeed.com/marketplace). (08/09/2018)
          Participants announced for the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, titled A School of Schools and curated by Jan Boelen with Nadine Botha and Vera Sacchetti, is pleased to announce the first participants of this year’s edition, which takes place from 22 September to 4 November 2018. Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by VitrA, the biennial will bring together old and new knowledge, academic and amateur, professional and personal, engaging multigenerational, transdisciplinary practitioners from Turkey and abroad. Over the course of six weeks, the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial will inhabit six of the city’s most iconic cultural institutions, which will play host to the biennial's many schools, exploring the multiple dimensions of design as learning. At Akbank Sanat, the Unmaking School emphasizes the irrepressible human instinct to be creative
          8/10/2018: BUSINESS: Turkey IMF bailout hopes slim      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
As Turkey’s currency plummets, investors are concerned that one much-used safety net may not be available to break its fall — an IMF bailout. Since the beginning of last year, the International Monetary Fund has stepped in 16 times with funding for...
          Istanbul Basaksehir 0 Burnley 0: Dyche pleased with European novices      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SEAN Dyche praised his European novices for finding a way to get a result on a testing night in Turkey.
          IN PICTURES: Istanbul Basaksehir 0 Burnley 0      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
BURNLEY earned an impressive 0-0 with Istanbul Basaksehir in Turkey on Thursday night in their Europa League third qualifying round first leg tie.
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Dream Monstar's Neoprene SWIM wear in Neon Colour Block features in this week's issue of SHOP Til You Drop!
Shot on location in Turkey, this Swim Wear edit combines sports luxe neoprene with reef inspired shapes and we love it!



Dream Monstar Neon Colour Block Neoprene Swim Set
Image courtesy of: SHOP Til You Drop
Stylist: Charlotte Stokes
          Euro falls with officials reportedly concerned about Europe's exposure to Turkey      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Euro falls with officials reportedly concerned about Europe's exposure to TurkeyThe euro dropped sharply against the dollar on Friday morning, following reports that the European Central Bank (ECB) is concerned over the impact of a weak Turkish lira on European banks.



          Clarets’ Istanbul Europa League draw hailed by Dyche      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Sean Dyche was pleased with the way his makeshift Burnley side battled to a 0-0 Europa League first leg draw at Istanbul Basaksehir. The Clarets chief had to make several changes to his ranks for the third qualifying round first leg tie in Turkey without injured trio Steven Defour, Robbie Brady and Tom Heaton, while … Continued

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          Talks Fail to Break Impasse on U.S. Pastor Held in Turkey      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The U.S. failed to secure assurances from Turkey to immediately free an American pastor held for nearly two years on disputed terrorism charges, U.S. officials said, deepening a crisis between the two countries.
          UPDATE 1-Turkish lira hits record low against dollar in early trade      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ANKARA, Aug 10- Turkey's lira hit a new record low against the U.S. dollar in early trade on Friday, as concerns over a widening rift with the United States persisted after a Turkish delegation returned from talks in Washington with no apparent solutions to the crisis. The NATO allies have been at odds over the detention in Turkey of U.S. evangelical pastor Andrew...
          Turkish lira hits record low against dollar in early trade      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ANKARA, Aug 10- The Turkish lira hit a new record low against the U.S. dollar in early trade on Friday, weakening nearly 2 percent to as far as 5.65 to the dollar. The lira has lost nearly a third of its value this year, fueled by concerns over President Tayyip Erdogan's grip on monetary policy and, more recently, a widening rift between Turkey and the United States.
          Turkey’s Erdogan dismisses lira fears, says ‘we have our God’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ANKARA: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed concerns over the tumbling lira, calling on Turks to “have no worries,” after the currency hit record lows in recent weeks on the back of a widening rift with the United States. Ankara and Washington, NATO allies, have been at loggerheads over the detention in Turkey of US evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson on terrorism charges, prompting US sanctions on two of
          European bank shares drop as Turkey fears grow      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Turkey to outline 'new economic model' as currency slides      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ANKARA, Turkey— Turkey's government says it will outline a "new economic model" on Friday as the national currency hit another record low amid concerns about the president's policies and an ongoing dispute with the U.S. The slide followed news that high level meetings in Washington between U.S. and Turkish officials over a detained American pastor concluded...
          FOREX-Yen strengthens on growing risk aversion      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
LONDON, Aug 9- The Japanese yen rose broadly on Thursday in an apparent reflection of concern among investors about an uptick in geopolitic tensions from the U.S.- China trade war to Brexit. Global foreign exchange markets this summer have been dominated by political angst from U.S. sanctions on Russia and Turkey to rising tensions in the Middle East and in...
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Hayırlı Cumalar 😊 İşte Hz. Musa'nın Kabri! Devamı YouTube Fatoyla Hayata Kanca da Kabir ve Mekan ne demek? Her köşesinde bir peygamberin izine rastlamanın mümkün olduğu Kudüs ve çevresi her yıl dünyanın dört bir yanından gelen milyonlarca yabancıya ev sahipliği yapıyor Doğu Kudüs'te bulunan Hz. Musa'nın kabri de, farklı dinlerden pek çok ziyaretçiyi ağırlıyor Kur'an-ı Kerim'de hayatı ve Firavun ile mücadelesi geniş olarak anlatılan Hazreti Musa'nın mezarının nerede olduğu konusunda kesin bir bilgi olmamakla beraber İslam tarihi kaynakları Hazreti Musa'nın kabrinin Eriha ile Kudüs arasında bir bölgede olduğunu yazıyor. Hazreti Musa'nın kabri olduğuna inanılan yer de Eriha ile Kudüs arasında bulunuyor. Tarihi kaynaklar, İsrailoğullarının Sina çölünde kırk yıl dolaştıktan sonra, Hazreti Musa'nın onları yanına alıp, Lut gölünün güney tarafına getirdiğini ve Hazreti Musa'nın önderliğinde, Şeria nehrinin doğusuna yerleştiklerini kaydediyor. Tarihi kaynaklar, Hazreti Musa'nın Eriha şehriyle Kudüs arasında bulunan bir dağda vefat ettiğini belirtiyor. Eyyübi hükümdarı Selahaddin Eyyubi (1138-1193)'nin 1187 yılında Kudüs'ü fethinin ardından mezarın şu an bulunduğu yeri rüyasında gördüğü ve bölgeye külliye ile beraber bir türbe inşa ettirdiği tarihi kaynaklarda yer alıyor. Günümüzde sadece mescidin faal olduğu Hazreti Musa'nın kabrinin bulunduğu külliyenin bakım ve onarım işlerini Filistin Vakfı yürütüyor . #kudus #jerusalem #eriha #hzmusa #filistin #maoam #gezi #tour #musa #MAQAM #moses #hayırlıcumalar #travels #tika #cami #doğu #hıristiyan #yahudi #müslüman #tourist #turizm #kabir #mekan #külliye #deve #instagram #instegram #instegramturkey #youtuberlife #Youtuber
          Currencies: Dollar index jumps to around one-year high as Turkey’s lira gets rocked      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The U.S. dollar strengthened to its firmest level against major rivals on Friday and a political crisis in Turkey drove the country’s currency sharply lower.

          Currencies: Dollar index jumps to around one-year high as Turkey’s lira gets rocked      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The U.S. dollar strengthened to its firmest level against major rivals on Friday and a political crisis in Turkey drove the country’s currency sharply lower.

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By Behiye Selin Taner and Tuvan GumrukcuISTANBUL/ANKARA, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Turkey's lira briefly tumbled to a fresh record low near 6.5 per dollar on...
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ANKARA, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Here are news, reports and events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Friday.The lira hit a new record low of 5.75...
          TRY at all time low - Rabobank      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Analysts at Rabobank note that the Turkish lira plunged to a new all-time low of 6.30 this morning and currently trades at 5.92.

Key Quotes

“Unless the central bank steps in (or: Erdogan caves in) and raises interest rates and unless Turkish officials make a serious effort in reconciling the diplomatic differences with the US and also the EU, this increasingly destabilising sell-off isn’t going to stop anytime soon.”

“The threats of further sanctions over the detention of pastor Brunson linger as recent meetings have produced next to nothing. There was a bit of movement on the economic front, however, as the Finance Ministry laid out its updated roadmap for the Turkish economy. It said that 2019 GDP growth is seen at 3-4% rather than 5.5%,  that the current account is aimed to stabilise at 4% and that inflation should return to single-digit figures as soon as possible.”

“Erdogan will speak at 2 PM local time and it has been reported that Finance Minister Albayrak will first give a briefing this morning at 11 AM local time. Hopefully, this will put some flesh on the bones of this roadmap, but keep in mind that the CBRT has consistently missed its 5%-inflation target over the past decade. Just talk without the support of action will eventually mean nothing, a lesson that the market is happily willing to teach Turkey – which in turn actually should have learned this by now.”

 


          USD/TRY trims some losses, returns below 6.00      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  • The Turkish Lira clinched fresh all-time tops near 6.50%.
  • TRY remains under heavy pressure as US-Turkey talks continue.
  • Value of Lira put options at 7-year tops.

Another day, another drop in the Turkish Lira. This time USD/TRY climbed to fresh all-time highs in the 6.50 area, although losing some traction afterwards.

USD/TRY weaker on US-Turkey political tensions

Spot gathered further upside traction following another wave of selling pressure hitting the Turkish Lira.

In fact, political tensions between the US and Turkey have been on the rise as of late amidst the unresolved situation around US pastor Brunson and recently US sanctions on two Turkish officials.

Investors remain bearish on the Lira as they continue to factor in the probability of extra sanctions against the country, which could precipitate further pullbacks in the Turkish currency.

Additionally, bearish bets on TRY measured by the value of put options climbed to fresh 7-year highs.

USD/TRY key levels

At the moment the pair is gaining 5.64% at 5.8635 facing the next hurdle at 6.4684 (all time high Aug.10) and then 7.0000 (psychological level). On the downside, a breach of 5.2202 (10-day sma) would open the door to 5.0105 (21-day sma) and finally 4.7305 (low Jul.23).


          Turkey Current Account Balance came in at $-2.973B, above expectations ($-3.032B) in June      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

          US Dollar clinches fresh YTD highs beyond 96.00      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  • The index moves higher to record fresh tops in the 96.00 region.
  • Yields of the US 10-year note tumble to lows near the 2.90% handle.
  • US CPI for the month of July next of relevance in the docket.

The greenback, in terms of the US Dollar Index (DXY), is extending the upside momentum to levels above the critical 96.00 mark, recording at the same time fresh yearly peaks.

US Dollar bid ahead of data

The index clinched tops in the 96.10 region following a wave of selling pressure against the buck’s competitors, with EUR/USD and GBP/USD dropping to fresh YTD lows.

A news run by the Financial Times highlighting the ECB’s concerns over the exposure of some EU banks (Unicredit, BNP Paribas, BBVA) to Turkey’s assets amidst the sharp sell off in the Turkish Lira appears to have triggered the selling wave in the risk-associated universe.

Looking ahead, US inflation figures measured by the CPI for the month of July is due later in the NA session, while US-China trade dispute and Turkey should also be in centre stage ahead in the day.

US Dollar relevant levels

As of writing the index is gaining 0.46% at 96.03 and a breakout of 96.18 (high Aug.10) would aim for 96.51 (high Jul.5 2017) and then 97.87 (61.8% Fibo of the 2017-2018 drop). On the downside, the next support is located at 95.10 (10-day SMA) seconded by 94.90 (10-day SMA) and finally 94.08 (low Jul.26).


          Inflation data amongst market movers today – Danske Bank      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Inflation releases are a key focus today in the Scandies as well as the US, while geopolitical issues also will continue to be a key market issue, according to analysts at Danske Bank.

Key Quotes

“While July headline inflation in Denmark is set to decline due to base effects, it will increase modestly in Sweden to 2.3% (from 2.2% in June), while the increase will be more pronounced in Norway rising from 2.6% in June to 2.9% in July.”

“US CPI core index likely rose +0.2% m/m in line with the recent trend, leaving the inflation rate unchanged at 2.3% y/y.”

“The first estimate of UK GDP growth in Q2 is due out today, which we expect to show that growth rebounded to 0.4% q/q from 0.2% q/q in Q1.”

“In the emerging market space, look out for developments in the relationship between Russia and Turkey on the one side and the US on the other, in relation to the recent US sanctions against the two countries, which has caused a slump in their assets.”

 


          Consumer Goods Companies Come Together in Colombia to Promote Healthier Lifestyles      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

 The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has brought together its members from across the region in support of promoting healthier diets and lifestyles to consumers in Colombia. Grupo Bimbo, Cencosud, Clorox, Colgate-Palmolive, The Coca-Cola Company, Grupo Éxito, Kellogg's, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Postobón and Procter & Gamble are all participating in the CGF’s Collaboration for Healthier Lives initiative that provides in-store education and advice to customers about nutrition, personal care, physical activity and informed purchasing decisions.

The “Give a Healthy Twist to Your Life” programme originally ran back in May 2017, reaching 12,000 customers across eight Carulla, Grupo Éxito, Jumbo and Metro stores in Bogotá. This new phase, however, hopes to reach more than 40,000 customers as it expands the programme to 37 Grupo Éxito and Cencosud stores in Bogotá and Medellín. With expert nutritionists onsite, as part of instore health stations, customers will be able to get the very best advice and information on how to enjoy a balanced diet, manage portions, ensure proper hygiene, understand food labels and stay active.

The Consumer Goods Forum is the only organisation that brings together consumer goods retailers and manufacturers globally, and its work to empower consumers to adopt healthier diets and lifestyles is a key strategic initiative. It brings together members to collaborate on key topics impacting the industry, addressing both global and regional challenges through knowledge and best practice sharing, and through action. This latest drive in Colombia is just one example of how CGF members are collaborating on the issue of consumer health, with successful programmes also being run in the US, Japan, Costa Rica and Turkey, with more in the pipeline.

"Our members continue to work together, as retailers and manufacturers, regardless of whether we are competitors, with a collective approach to promoting healthier and active lifestyles, and to learn from each other on how best to address public health issues in Latin America, " said Erika Rodriguez, Regional Manager, Latin America of The Consumer Goods Forum.

Points of Sale

  • Bogotá: Éxito La Colina, Éxito Gran Estación, Éxito Villa Mayor, Éxito Salitre, Éxito Calle 80, Éxito Norte, Éxito Occidente, Éxito Américas, Éxito Chapinero, Éxito Floresta, Carulla Street 140, Carulla Pepe Sierra, Carulla Country, Carulla Street 102 , Carulla Chía, Carulla Corner of the Hill, Jumbo Santa Ana, Jumbo Hayuelos, Jumbo 170, Jumbo Santafé, Jumbo Street 80, Jumbo Boulevard, Jumbo Chía Sabana, Jumbo Suba, Jumbo Titan.

  • Medellín: Éxito Bello, Éxito Colombia, Éxito Poblado, Éxito Laureles, Éxito Mayorca, Éxito Unicentro, Éxito del Este, Carulla Oviedo, Carulla Visitación, Jumbo Street 65, Jumbo Las Vegas, Jumbo Santafé, Jumbo Rionegro. 

-- Ends --

About The Consumer Goods Forum

​The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) is a global, parity-based industry network that is driven by its members to encourage the global adoption of practices and standards that serves the consumer goods industry worldwide. It brings together the CEOs and senior management of some 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and other stakeholders across 70 countries, and it reflects the diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category and format. Its member companies have combined sales of EUR 3.5 trillion and directly employ nearly 10 million people, with a further 90 million related jobs estimated along the value chain. It is governed by its Board of Directors, which comprises more than 50 manufacturer and retailer CEOs. For more information, please visit: www.theconsumergoodsforum.com.

Press Contact:

Erika Rodríguez
Regional Manager, Latin America
The Consumer Goods Forum
Cell + 57 302 339 09 33
e.rodriguez@theconsumergoodsforum.com

Lee Green
Communications Director
The Consumer Goods Forum
l.green@theconsumergoodsforum.com


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          Lira plunges vs. dollar as ECB worries about banks exposure to Turkey: report      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Turkish lira plunged to a fresh record low against the U.S. dollar Friday, following a report the European Central Bank is growing more concerned about exposure of regional banks to Turkey. The dollar sank roughly 12% to 6.207 lira, with the lira extending sharp losses in part stemming from a diplomatic rift between Turkey and the U.S. The ECB has concerns specifically about banks in Spain, Italy and France and their exposure to Turkey's woes, the Financial Times reported Friday, citing two sources close to the situation. Turkey's Finance and Treasury Minister, Berat Albayrak, was due to announce a "new economic model" in a speech on Friday. The euro fell against the dollar Friday as the shared currency traded 0.5% lower at $1.1467. The ICE Dollar Index rose 0.6% to 96.100. "The euro is lower this morning as Turkey's problems seem to be spreading to Europe," said Konstantinos Anthis, head of research at ADSS, in a note. "From a technical perspective, the euro could go all the way to 1.14 before finding support, said Anthis.

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          ECB worries that some European banks may be too exposed to Turkey: FT      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The European Central Bank is getting increasingly concerned about the exposure of exposure of some banks in the region -- specifically from Spain, Italy and France -- to the woes of Turkey, the Financial Times reported Friday, citing two sources close to the situation. Spain's BBVA SA , Italy's Unicredit SpA and France's BNP Paribas SA , among the biggest lenders to the country, have come under closer scrutiny by the Single Supervisory Mechanism, the ECB's arm charged with monitoring the region's banks. The lira was down another 9% against the dollar on Friday to 6.0497, as investors waited to hear from Finance and Treasury Minister, Berat Albayrak, who is expected to announce a "new economic model" in a speech on Friday.

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          Ramil Guliyev won 200 meters at European Athletics Championships      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
World champion Ramil Guliyev won the men’s 200 meters at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin. Turkey’s Guliyev set a championship record of 19.76 seconds in beating Britain’s …
          Turkey’s local-currency bond yield back above 20%      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dollar bonds also hit while cost to hedge against default rises to highest since ‘09
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The Turkish currency has plunged to an all-time low amid concerns over the president's economies policies and as a dispute with the United States showed no sign of subsiding.
          Spanish hotels cut prices as competition from Turkey, North Africa heats up      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Spanish hotels are cutting prices on summer holiday packages as tourists return to destinations like Turkey and resorts in North Africa while visitor numbers to Spain start to peak after five record-breaking years.
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ANKARA, Turkey – The Turkish currency has plunged to an all-time low amid concerns over the president’s economies policies persisted and as a dispute with the United States showed no sign of subsiding. The lira hit a record low of 6.24 per dollar on Friday, before recovering to 5.94, down 7 per cent on the […]

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          The Latest: Experts see limited risk to Europe from Turkey      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Analyst says Turkey's currency turmoil would likely not have a significant impact on trade with Europe, but it may cause losses at some banks.

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          World shares decline ahead of US inflation report      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

World shares decline ahead of US inflation report, Europe skids on worries over Turkey

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          Turkey’s currency nosedives on economic concerns, US dispute      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Turkish currency has plunged to an all-time low as an on-going dispute with the United States showed no sign of subsiding and concerns over the president's policies persisted

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          Turkish lira tumbles further as crisis mounts - Financial Times      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Turkish lira tumbles further as crisis mounts
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The Turkish lira has tumbled nearly 12 per cent against the dollar as concern over Europe's exposure to its recent fall overshadowed promises by the Turkish government to bolster the economy. The currency fell to all-time low beyond TL6 per dollar on ...
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          Turkey's Erdogan dismisses lira fears, says "we have our God"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed concerns over the tumbling lira, calling on Turks to "have no worries", after the currency hit record lows in recent weeks on the back of a widening rift with the United States.
          Daily Weather Reports 09.08.2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Turkey – Operational Updates For Turkish Straits 09/08/2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Turkish Lira Plummets Amid Deadlock in US Talks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The value of the Turkish lira hit a record low Thursday amid reports of a deadlock during talks in Washington between Turkey and the United States. The lira has fallen more…

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          Turkey on the edge; Oil prices drop; Ryanair strikes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
1. Turkey on the edge: The Turkish lira plunged as much as 13% against the dollar on Friday, hitting a fresh all-time low.
          Stocks Tumble, Dollar Jumps as Turkey's Economic Crisis Rattles Global Markets      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          Turkey's Currency Crisis: What Happened, What's Next, Why it Matters      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          Stocks dive, euro falls, as Turkey turmoil ripples out      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A plummeting Turkish lira sent ripples through global equities and emerging markets on Friday, as rising fears of a wider fallout sent investors scurrying for the safety of assets such as the yen and U.S. government bonds.

          The Latest: Experts see limited risk to Europe from Turkey      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's financial turmoil (all times local):12:05 p.m.An analyst at Berenberg bank in London is downplaying the risks to Europe's economy from Turkey's currency turmoil, saying the impact on...
          Turkey's currency nosedives on economic concerns, US dispute      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish currency has plunged to an all-time low amid concerns over the president's economies policies and as a dispute with the United States showed no sign of subsiding.The lira hit a record low of 6.24...
          World shares decline ahead of US inflation report      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
BANGKOK (AP) — World shares fell Friday ahead of the release of U.S. consumer price data, with European benchmarks sliding in early trading on concerns over Turkey.KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX fell 1.2 percent to 12,519.11 and the...
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BEIRUT (AP) — It was supposed to be a goodwill gesture from an energy company in Turkey.This summer, the Karadeniz Energy Group lent Lebanon a floating power station to generate electricity at below-market rates to help ease the...
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          Turkey on verge of economic crisis as lira hits record low - but Erdogan tells people to 'have no worries'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Turkey could be on the brink of an economic crisis after the lira hit a new record low.
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SHOTS on target for Burnley in Turkey last night . . . while forward Ashley Barnes managed only eight firsthalf touches.
          Euro slips after reports the ECB is concerned about exposure to Turkey      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The euro dropped sharply against the dollar on Friday morning, following reports that the European Central Bank (ECB) is concerned over the impact of a weak Turkish lira on European banks.
          Trading plan for 10/08/2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

EUR/USD broke through 1.15 and the activation of stop-loss orders pushed the rate to 1.1438. The drop is probably related to the continued sale-off of the Turkish lira - today USD/TRY jumped another 3.0% up to 5,7450.

The Financial Times article is in the center of global investors attention, according to which European financial supervision is concerned about the exposure of European banks to Turkish assets. The investors' uncertainty is also fueled by the planned presentation by the Ministry of Finance of Turkey of a new economic model that may not be market-friendly. Movement on EUR/USD initiated the appreciation of USD on another cross. GBP/USD is testing at 1.28, AUD/USD approaching important support at 0.7310 as the Financial Stability Report published by the RBA at the night brought a few surprises. The main change is the lowering of the CPI forecast for 2018 from 2%. up to 1.75 percent, but this information was already included in the statement after Tuesday's decision.

In the stock market, the gloomy climate pushes prices down. Japanese Nikkei225 loses 1.4 percent and Chinese Shanghai Composite falls 0.4 percent.

On Friday, the 10th of August, the event calendar is full in important data releases, especially during the NY session. During this time Canada will issue Unemployment Rate, Employment Change, Part-Time Employment Change and Participation Rate. The US will post Consumer Price Index data and Federal Budget Balance data. There are some important data to be released during the London session as well: UK will post GDP, Visible Trade Balance and Industrial Production data and Germany will reveal Wholesale Price Index data.

EUR/USD analysis for 10/08/2018:

Let's now take a look at the EUR/USD technical picture at the H4 time frame before the important data are released. The market has broken below the technical support at the level of 1.1507 and has hit the daily technical support at the level of 1.1445, but the spike down looks very strong and might not end soon. The momentum is pointing down to the south and it is way below its fifty level. The next technical support is seen at the level of 1.1365.

Beside the observing the situation on EUR/USD the market participants should keep an eye on USD/TRY pair as well.

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          Stocks dive, euro falls, as Turkey turmoil ripples out      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A plummeting Turkish lira sent ripples through global equities and emerging markets on Friday, as rising fears of a wider fallout sent investors scurrying for the safety of assets such as the yen and U.S. government bonds.

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A plummeting Turkish lira sent ripples through global equities and emerging markets on Friday, as rising fears of a wider fallout sent investors scurrying for the safety of assets such as the yen and U.S. government bonds.

          Turkey, Tesla, Dropbox and Pumpkin Spice Latte - 5 Things You Must Know      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          August 2018 COTM, FRESS: Big Plates      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SWEET HONEY CHICKEN pg. 82 Made this yesterday because my boyfriend really likes all kind of chicken and turkey dishes and we are big fans. I have to admit I made a lot of alterations, because I have in general trouble to get the needed spices and it’s hard for me to substitute because I mainly have no idea how they could taste. I will order some online before I go on with other dishes which require more and I got some from the bigger supermarket. I didn’t use dates because they are really expensive and we don’t like them so much so the sides were just sweet potatoes, onions and boiled rice but this was totally fine. I used chicken breasts as tights and legs are not so commonly used here in Germany. Further I used less soya sauce and instead more red wine and balsamic because I wasn’t sure if my boyfriend likes it otherwise as he isn’t the biggest soya sauce lover. In the end it was a little sweet but might be related that I had just sweet wine. Next time I will reduce the honey but otherwise we really liked it very much.
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish currency has plunged to an all-time low amid concerns over the president’s economies policies and as a dispute with the United States showed no sign of subsiding. The lira hit a record low of 6.24 per dollar on Friday, before recovering to 5.94, down 7 percent on the day. […]
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          Towards a New North American Free Trade Agreement (in Principle)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

After a brief hiatus during the run up to the recent Mexican elections, negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are in the news again, with hints of an agreement by the end of August. We have heard talk of an imminent agreement before and the chances of an agreement within the month may not be very high, and even if it does happen it may be more of an “agreement in principle” with many details still to be worked out. Nevertheless, with the renewed interest, we thought it was worth breaking down some of the key remaining issues (there are a lot of them, which helps illustrate the amount of work still left to do!).

Rules of Origin (RoO) for Autos

This is the focus of the current talks taking place between the U.S. and Mexico (Canada does not appear to be actively involved, perhaps because it does not have strong feelings about some of the outcomes here). In essence, the Trump administration wants to tighten the requirements for having trade in autos benefit from zero tariffs. In this regard, the U.S. wants to increase the percentage of content that must be from North American sources (currently the figure is 62.5%; the U.S. proposed raising it to 85%, and press reports suggest that 75% is the figure being discussed now). It also wants a percentage of the autos to be made by workers who make above a certain hourly wage (reports suggest that the current U.S. proposal is that 40% of light-duty vehicles and 45% of pick-up trucks are to be made by workers that make as least $16 an hour).

The Trump administration’s goal here is to provide an incentive to do more production in higher wage Canada and the U.S., although the actual impact will depend on the percentage required and the wage specified, so the effect of this policy is unclear. If the Trump administration gets what it wants, it is likely that free trade in autos in the North American market will be scaled back.  If the requirements are too burdensome to meet, automakers will simply opt for paying the 2.5% MFN tariff instead and just raise the cost of cars for consumers to compensate; and if they do meet the requirements, their costs will go up as a result of doing so. Either way, it will be bad for the industry and for consumers.

Government Procurement

In October, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross suggested that government procurement rules should be made more “reciprocal” by establishing dollar-for-dollar access to each country’s procurement market. This idea prompted some cheekiness from Mexican negotiators who proposed that the U.S. should receive the same level of government procurement contracts in Mexico as Mexico receives in the United States (about $1.1 million dollars, a very small portion of the overall American procurement market). As with auto rules of origin, the Trump administration seems to be looking to take some of the free trade out of NAFTA.

Canadian Agriculture Restrictions.

The U.S. has had its sights on dismantling Canada’s agriculture barriers for quite some time. The 2017 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers highlights concerns with Canada’s supply management for dairy, and also for the chicken, turkey and egg industries. Another bone of contention has been Canada’s Special Milk Class Permit Program that gives domestic processors milk components for discounted prices. Canada has opposed any changes to its supply management system “on principle” and argued that the U.S. also maintains agricultural protections, such as on sugar.  Canada may ultimately give a little bit here, but it is likely to want something in exchange.

Seasonal Growers

There was some talk early on that the U.S. would push for rules that would make it easier for seasonal growers to bring anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases. Current trade remedy laws require domestic producers to account for at least half of domestic industry to access AD/CVD proceedings. This has been a hotly contested issue even within the U.S., as it has pitted produce growers from different states against each other.

Chapter 11: Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)

The Trump administration wants to opt-out of the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism for investment protection, based on their own concerns about sovereignty, and also to make the agreement more palatable to various critics of trade agreements. The precise scope of the opt-out is unclear, but it seems likely that some form of it will end up in any new NAFTA.

Chapter 20: State-to-State Dispute Settlement

The Trump administration has said it wants to “soften” dispute settlement, by making the outcomes of dispute settlement “non-binding.” It would be hard to see Congress or Canada and Mexico going along with this.

Chapter 19: Binational Panels on Anti-dumping/Countervailing Duty Disputes

Chapter 19 allows special binational panels, rather than domestic courts, to review domestic anti-dumping and countervailing duty decisions involving the NAFTA parties. Though a similar mechanism appeared in the predecessor to NAFTA, the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (CUSFTA), it has not appeared in any other U.S. trade agreement. There has also been a question of whether Chapter 19 is constitutional. In the first round of negotiations, the U.S. put forward a proposal to completely eliminate Chapter 19. Canada and Mexico want to keep it. Nothing has been said about this issue in recent months.

Sunset Clause/Performance Review

The Trump administration has been pushing for a provision under which NAFTA automatically expires after 5 years unless all three governments affirmatively decide to stay in. Congress, Canada, and Mexico are unlikely to accept this, but there is some possibility that Canada and Mexico would agree to a periodic performance review, so long as it didn’t trigger a lapse in the agreement.

Currency Manipulation

The November 2017 update of USTR’s NAFTA negotiating objectives stated that it would aim to “ensure that the NAFTA countries avoid manipulating exchange rates in order to prevent effective balance of payments adjustment or to gain an unfair competitive advantage” through “an appropriate mechanism.” In the recently renegotiated Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), the currency side-deal was said to be “historic” even though the provisions are non-binding. The big question in NAFTA is whether there would be a binding and enforceable chapter on currency manipulation.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property protection has some powerful industries behind it, and some strong advocates in Congress. In the TPP, the United States pushed hard for stronger protections on “biologic” drugs and achieved some but not all of it what it wanted. And the United States has long complained of insufficient Canadian protections for copyrights and patents. There has been little reporting on these issues during the NAFTA renegotiation, but the outcomes are going to be important for generating Congressional support.

Telecommunications

Telecom reform has been a longstanding issue in North America. USTR’s 2017 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers noted that “Canada maintains a 46.7 percent limit on foreign ownership of certain suppliers of facilities-based telecommunication services” and that Mexico’s “barriers included limitations on foreign investment in telecommunications and broadcasting, a weak regulatory agency, and an uncompetitive market dominated by a near-monopolistic player.” There seemed to be some progress on this issue in the second round of negotiations, but very little has been heard of it since then.

E-Commerce

This is a key component of the “modernizing” elements of a new NAFTA. It was widely suggested that the e-commerce provisions in the TPP would be the starting point for negotiations on this chapter, and would cover issues such as digital trade and data localization.

De Minimis Threshold

The U.S. has been pushing for Canada and Mexico to increase their de minimis threshold for duty-free treatment of express shipments to the higher U.S. standard of $800. Currently, Canada and Mexico have a $20 and $50 threshold, respectively. Christine McDaniel of the Mercatus Center has noted the value to small businesses from raising this limit.

Regulatory Cooperation

Inu talked in detail about the possibility of a regulatory cooperation chapter in the new NAFTA after a proposal was tabled in the second round of negotiations. In March, it was reported that a chapter on Good Regulatory Practices was closed, but it was unclear as to what it would include. Will this go beyond the TPP? How much of the current bilateral regulatory cooperation initiatives would be incorporated? In June 2018, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the U.S. and Canada reaffirming their commitment to the Regulatory Cooperation Council. This could be a signal that this process will remain outside of NAFTA.

State-Owned Enterprises

In the TPP, the United States and others pushed for the most detailed provisions on SOE behavior in any trade agreement. This issue has flown under the radar in the NAFTA talks, but the TPP provisions are likely to be carried over to the new NAFTA.

Labor and Environment

The labor and environment side-letters were brought into the original NAFTA by President Clinton to increase Democratic support. Over the years, many groups have argued that the lack of enforceability has made these chapters little more than symbolic gestures. All parties seemed to be on board to include them as individual chapters in the agreement, but the revised content remains unclear. Will there be, as Canada proposed, some sort of provision on combating climate change? Will Mexico concede in addressing concerns over unions and the minimum wage? Will there be updates to the standard labor chapter language in response to the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) panel ruling related to Guatemalan labor practices? And finally, what will happen to the NAFTA institutions that were created to monitor the labor and environment side letters?

Trudeau’s “Progressive Trade Agenda”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made his “progressive trade agenda” a central marketing pitch in his government’s trade policy. What this means in practice, however, has been rather vague. In NAFTA, Canada has pushed for the inclusion of a chapter on trade and gender, as well as on indigenous rights. Questions that remain are: (1) whether the U.S. and Mexico would agree to an indigenous rights chapter at all, and (2) to what extent would a trade and gender chapter be any more than just opening up a dialogue, as it is in the Canada-Chile FTA?

What’s Next?

Given the deadlines set out by Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), it is clear that the current Congress will not vote on a new NAFTA, even if it is completed this month. However, it is possible that the deal can be voted on in Mexico ahead of the presidential transition, as President-Elect Lopez Obrador will assume office in December. His domestic agenda will be ambitious, and it is possible that NAFTA would not get the high-level attention it has received up until this point. What we do know is that we are down to the final grind, and no deal this year may lead to this being dragged out for quite a while.  The Trump administration says it wants to sign many new trade deals, but it is hard to see how they can do anything new if they struggle to update an existing agreement with our closest neighbors.


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