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8:16 [youtube/The Last American Vagabond]
This is an excerpt of The Daily Wrap Up 6/23.
8:16 [The American Conservative]
In a move sure to flummox the warmongers and national security elite, Trump proposes a "Make Iran Great Again" plan. President Donald Trump almost ordered a retaliatory strike against Iran over explosions on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and a downed American surveillance drone, a move which would have pleased the Beltway’s war gurus. But Trump is proving that there’s a new sheriff in town, and he is willing to turn decades of Washington conventional foreign policy on its head.
8:12 [Fox News]
President Trump on Monday signed an executive order demanding the upfront disclosure by hospitals of the actual prices for common tests and procedures. Trump`s order also requires that patients be told ahead of time what their out-of-pocket costs like deductibles and copays will be for many procedures. “This landmark initiative continues our work to put American patients first,” Trump said at the White House. “We are fundamentally changing the nature of the health care marketplace.”
8:21 [Strategic Culture Foundation]
As the international financial system is becoming increasingly shaped by the spirit of cooperation and long term development shaped by China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the greater Russia-China alliance, Canada’s adherence to the “old liberal order” has caused the Asian giant to make a tough decision: Remove its Ambassador Extraordinary Plenipotentiary Lu Shaye from the Northern Monarchy until saner heads become a factor in Canadian politics.
8:21 [Strategic Culture Foundation]
Tom Luongo - Italy is in serious trouble financially. This is virtually common knowledge at this point. What isn’t common knowledge is its Euroskeptic government led by Lega’s Matteo Salvini and Five Star Movement’s Luigi Di Maio are preparing an assault on the foundation of the European Union itself to save Italy. And that assault comes with the most innocuous name. Mini-BOT. Mini-BOTs were originally the idea of former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis to assist Greece get out of the stranglehold placed on it by the euro. What is a mini-BOT?
Themen - Energie und Ressourcen (2)
Steve Schlotterbeck, who led drilling company EQT as it expanded to become the nation’s largest producer of natural gas in 2017, arrived at a petrochemical industry conference in Pittsburgh Friday morning with a blunt message about shale gas drilling and fracking. “The shale gas revolution has frankly been an unmitigated disaster for any buy-and-hold investor in the shale gas industry with very few limited exceptions,” Schlotterbeck, who left the helm of EQT last year, continued. “In fact, I’m not aware of another case of a disruptive technological change that has done so much harm to the industry that created the change.” “While hundreds of billions of dollars of benefits have accrued to hundreds of millions of people, the amount of shareholder value destruction registers in the hundreds of billions of dollars,” he said. “The industry is self-destructive.”
8:15 [Inside Energy]
There are many hazards associated with oil and gas development: air and water pollution, accidents, and threats to mental health. Clearly, oil and gas development can be dangerous, but HOW dangerous? And for whom?
Themen - Militär und Frieden (2)
8:18 [Zero Hedge]
NATO defense ministers will hold talks on Wednesday over their next move if Russia doesn`t destroy a new missile system that could allow for short-notice nuclear attacks throughout Europe, which the United States has said violates the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), according to Reuters. "We call on Russia to take the responsible path, but we have seen no indication that Russia intends to do so," said Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at a news conference, adding "We will need to respond."
8:18 [The American Conservative]
See the Top 4 U.S. contractors` profits explode, all while their weapons have been used against civilian targets for years. Chronic human rights violator Saudi Arabia is using American-made weapons against civilians in the fifth-poorest nation in the world, Yemen. And make no mistake: U.S. defense contractors and their lobbyists and supporters in government are getting rich in the process.