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  1. Our intelligence agencies are keeping terror at bay. https://capx.co/our-intelligence-agencies-are-keeping-terror-at-bay/?omhide=true
  2. The UK's entrepreneurs may be holding their breath ahead of the triggering of Article 50 on Wednesday, but James Dyson has said he is "enormously optimistic" about it. In an interview with the BBC today, Dyson, who was one of the business world's most prominent Brexiteers, said it won't be a disaster if the UK ends negotiations without a trade deal with the EU. "We pay the WTO tariff going into Europe because we manufacture in the Far East," he said. http://www.cityam.com/261756/james-dyson-wto-rules-after-brexit-bring-em
  3. The patent, written in 2015 and published this month, shows how a phone could fold and be used in different ways. http://www.wired.co.uk/article/microsoft-fold-phone-patent-bend
  4. The inflation estimate is close to that of the IMF, which expects consumer prices to rise by 2,200% this year. The Economist Intelligence Unit, a sister company of The Economist, puts last year’s economic contraction at 13.7%. That is still much sharper than the decline in Greece’s output at the height of the euro crisis. In 2001 Venezuela was the richest country in South America; it is now among the poorest. http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21715694-nicol-s-maduro-draws-wrong-conclusions-economic-crisis-venezuela-crumbles?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/asvenezuelacrumblestheregimedigsin
  5. Muslims have the greatest propaganda vehicle: The media
  6. Governments prefer the myth of the “lone wolf” theory to the suggestion that they made mistakes. https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-kingdom/2017-03-24/why-london-attacker-was-no-lone-wolf?cid=int-lea&pgtype=hpg
  7. It's amusing to see that so many remainers are still totally mystified as to why they lost, and how their arguments failed to convince.
  8. The Keystone XL is a pipeline which would enable 700,000 barrels of crude oil to be pumped per day from Canada to Texas. What does this have to do with Buffet? With the permit denied, the only option left to transport the oil is via railroad. One of the key railroads which will be running this oil is the Burlington Northern Santa Fe, a railroad which Buffett acquired in 2009. As Krista York-Wooley, a spokeswoman for BNSF, put it, if Keystone XL “doesn’t happen, we’re here to haul.” http://www.westernjournalism.com/warren-buffett-profits-hugely-from-obama-keystone-decision/
  9. Boom! Keystone would make US and Canada bigger competitors with OPEC. http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/24/boom-keystone-would-make-us-and-canada-bigger-competitors-with-opec.html
  10. Activists Seek to Intervene in Nebraska Keystone XL Review http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017/03/22/activists-seek-to-intervene-in-nebraska-keystone-xl-review.html Nebraska State law requires they show a personal effect from the pipeline, a personal reason why the pipeline’s construction will impact their lives, their properties, their businesses. But it’s just a matter of time before their cause will crumble, Americans aren’t about to lose out on this business opportunity.
  11. It's always the innocents, the average citizens just trying to live their lives who are the targets of these savages, never the scumbag leaders who invite them into our countries. They lead their lives behind walls, fences, and gates with armed security and have no worries about being the next victims.
  12. Dubai Airport Implements U.S. Electronics Ban Airport is world’s busiest for international traffic; ‘disruptive and operationally challenging’ https://www.wsj.com/articles/dubai-airport-implements-u-s-electronics-ban-1490426972?mod=e2tw
  13. The Obama administration rejected Keystone in late 2015 citing concerns over climate change, even though the State Department’s research has found the pipeline won’t raise North American greenhouse-gas emissions but will create more than 40,000 jobs.
  14. "Today, I was pleased to announce the official approval of the presidential permit for the Keystone Pipeleine A great day for American jobs!"
  15. I remain amazed at the liberal argument that the Keystone pipeline is an environmental disaster. How? Consider the trucks and rail tankers that will no longer be needed. A similar, “Oh, but the caribou will die” argument was attempted by the treehuggers to stop the Alaska pipeline. Not only are the pipeline and the caribou coexisting well, the caribou actually love the pipeline because it is warm and green grass grows around it even in cold weather.