Electronics

Factbox: From phone makers to farmers, the toll of Trump’s trade wars – Reuters

Saturday, August 24, 2019

(Reuters) – The world’s two largest economies, China and the United States, on Friday exchanged blows in the latest escalation in their trade war that has roiled supply chains and whipsawed financial markets. China said it would slap retaliatory tariffs on about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, while President Donald Trump announced a 5 percentage-point hike in tariffs already in place and others set to take effect next month….

Trump needs to stop playing China’s tariff game – Washington Examiner

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Trade wars are rarely good and never easy to win, but they’re a lot costlier and harder to win when we’re going against a country like China. The People’s Republic of China is an undemocratic state with a centrally planned economy run by the Communist Party. Most importantly, the Chinese regime doesn’t care much about the welfare of its people. Trump should not go head-to-head against such a regime in…

‘Stand Your Ground’ Trial: Michael Drejka Claimed He Fired in Self-Defense When Victim Charged at Him — But Video Completely Contradicts His Claim – Atlanta Black Star

Saturday, August 24, 2019

A white Florida man on trial for manslaughter insisted he fired in self-defense when 28-year-old Markeis McGlockton shoved him outside a Clearwater convenience store, then took several steps toward him. However, surveillance video of the July 2018 incident blows a hole in defendant Michael Drejka‘s claims and shows McGlockton retreating moments before Drejka, 49, fires the fatal shot. In this Thursday, July 19, 2018 image taken from…

Macron Says ‘Our House Is Burning’ As Amazon Fires Continue – NPR

Friday, August 23, 2019

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil earlier this week. Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil earlier this week. Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters French President Emmanuel Macron is calling on world leaders to place the massive fires destroying Brazil’s…

Fires are raging in the Amazon forest. Here’s how you can help slow all rainforest loss – CNN

Friday, August 23, 2019

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Trump’s idiotic, immoral rhetorical attack on Denmark – Washington Examiner

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Denmark is a close American ally deserving of far better from President Trump. The American people, who expect their president will put U.S. interests before his own ego, also deserve better. I say this in light of insults Trump directed at the Danish prime minister on Wednesday after she labeled his efforts to buy Greenland as “absurd.” Trump’s outburst follows his similarly petulant tweet on Tuesday that “based on Prime…

‘I am the Chosen One': with boasts and insults, Trump sets new benchmark for incoherence – The Guardian

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Donald Trump started off precisely on-message. Strolling to the end of a White House driveway on Wednesday ahead of his departure for a veterans event in Kentucky, the president began speaking while still walking toward a crowd of waiting reporters. “So the economy is doing very, very well,” he said. With fears of a recession stirring and public confidence in the health of the economy dropping for the first time…

Jewish Democratic congresswoman and veteran blasts Trump’s ‘disloyalty’ comments | TheHill – The Hill

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Other Jewish Democrats similarly accused Trump of engaging in anti-Semitic tropes about dual loyalty, including Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSaagar Enjeti: Biden’s latest blunder; Krystal Ball: Did Schumer blow our chance to beat McConnell? Johnson eyes Irish border in Brexit negotiations Lewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, ‘I’m going to win’ MORE (D-N.Y.). “To my fellow American Jews, particularly those who support [President Trump]:…

Trump’s idiotic, immoral rhetorical attack on Denmark – Washington Examiner

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Denmark is a close American ally deserving of far better from President Trump. The American people, who expect their president will put U.S. interests before his own ego, also deserve better. I say this in light of insults Trump directed at the Danish prime minister on Wednesday after she labeled his efforts to buy Greenland as “absurd.” Trump’s outburst follows his similarly petulant tweet on Tuesday that “based on Prime…

Trump’s Tlaib and Greenland tweets are hilarious but completely unpresidential – Washington Examiner

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Our president is an absolute savage. And lately his Twitter feed has shown it, with President Trump roasting Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, and sharing a hilarious meme about Greenland. The comedic genius of Trump’s tweets should not go unacknowledged. These tweets would be awesome, if they didn’t come from the leader of the free world — a man who could start a nuclear war at the push of a button….

CNN’s latest poll on 2020 Democrats: Live analysis – CNN

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

One of the more interesting phenomenons in our poll comes from a question which asks potential Democratic primary voters the candidates they are interested in hearing more about besides the candidate they support. Following the June debates, there was a lot of interest in candidates not named Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders. At least 15% of voters said they were interested in hearing more about Cory Booker (17%), Pete Buttigieg…

Jeffrey Epstein ‘signed will two days before death’ – BBC News

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Epstein’s more than $577m in assets were put into a trust, according to reports Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before killing himself in his New York jail cell, US media reports say. Court papers filed last week in the US Virgin Islands valued Epstein’s estate at more than $577 million (£475m) but listed no details of beneficiaries, the Associated Press reported. The will,…

Trump: Purchasing Greenland ‘strategically’ interesting | TheHill – The Hill

Monday, August 19, 2019

President TrumpDonald John TrumpO’Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has ‘golden opportunity’ on gun reforms Objections to Trump’s new immigration rule wildly exaggerated MORE on Sunday said buying Greenland is “strategically” interesting amid reported interest from the administration last week. Speaking to reporters as he left his Bedminster, N.J., golf club, Trump acknowledged that purchasing the landmass owned by Denmark has been discussed. “Denmark essentially owns it….

Trump ‘not ready’ for China trade deal, dismisses recession fears – Reuters

Monday, August 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and top White House officials dismissed concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying on Sunday they saw little risk of recession despite a volatile week on global bond markets, and insisting their trade war with China was doing no damage to the United States. “We’re doing tremendously well, our consumers are rich, I gave a tremendous tax cut, and they’re loaded up…

Aides got Trump to delay tariffs by telling President it could ‘ruin Christmas’ – CNN

Saturday, August 17, 2019

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New York medical examiner: Jeffrey Epstein’s death was a suicide by hanging – Fox News

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Video Jeffrey Epstein’s death ruled suicide by hanging Dr. Cyril Wecht weighs in on the autopsy results of accused sexual abuser Jeffrey Epstein. New York City‘s chief medical examiner has ruled that disgraced financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide by hanging in his prison cell last week. In a brief statement Friday, Dr. Barbara Sampson said her ruling came following a “careful review of all investigative information, including complete…

The Media are mum on the virulently anti-Semitic group behind Rashida Tlaib’s and Ilhan Omar’s since-canceled Israel trip – Washington Examiner

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib’s since-canceled trip to Israel was sponsored by Miftah, an exceptionally anti-Semitic group that encourages Palestinian terrorists and claims Jews used the blood of Christians in the Jewish Passover. The organization also publishes Neo-Nazis and supports calls for the destruction of Israel. But you would never know this about Miftah from following the press’ coverage of the congresswomen’s fight this week with the government of…

Peter Fonda Dead: ‘Easy Rider’ Architect and Counter-Cultural Icon Was 79 – Hollywood Reporter

Friday, August 16, 2019

Fonda, the son of acting legend Henry Fonda, the younger brother of Jane Fonda and the father of Bridget Fonda, died Friday morning. Peter Fonda, who broke out from under the legendary Fonda family name with Easy Rider, has died. He was 79.  Fonda, the son of acting legend Henry Fonda, the younger brother of Jane Fonda and the father of Bridget Fonda, died Friday morning at his home in…

Jeffrey Epstein’s cause of death was suicide by hanging, medical examiner says – CNN

Friday, August 16, 2019

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Don’t laugh: Trump’s idea of buying Greenland isn’t entirely wacky – Washington Examiner

Friday, August 16, 2019

President Trump’s idea of buying Greenland from Denmark probably has a slimmer chance of happening than hitting an iceberg at the equator. But the suggestion shows constructive, creative thinking, and it’s an intriguing idea. At 836,330 square miles, Greenland is almost precisely the size of Alaska and California put together. It is rich in coal, zinc, copper, and iron ore. Perhaps even more important, it could have significant strategic military…