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July 1st, 2015

Donald Trump Sues Univision for $500 Million

Presidential candidate Donald Trump is suing Univision Communications, Inc., a division of NBC/Universal and owned by Comcast, for the sum of $500 Million dollars. The reason for the lawsuit is that Trump alleges that Univision did him wrong with a breach of contract and for defamation. The Spanish-language network decided to dump its airing of the Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants, which Trump owns. NBC had announced that they were severing all business ties with Trump a day earlier due to the candidate′s remarks about Mexico and illegal immigration. Trump had already given them notice that he would not be hosting the next season of the reality TV series, ′The Apprentice′ since he was running for president. The rumor mill was saying that Trump′s daughter, Ivanka, might be tapped to fill-in for him.

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June 30th, 2015

Greece to Default on Debt Payment

The speculation is over! Greece will default on the 1.7 Billion Euro debt payment to the IMF today. The decision was announced on Monday by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who also said he would like to be ′Prime Minister for Life′ as he loves power so much. Well, at least he is being honest about it. On Sunday, a referendum will be held to determine if the Greek people want to remain in the European Union and continue to use the Euro as its currency. Tsipras said that he may resign if the ′Yes′ vote wins. The two companies which print paper currencies for most Western nations are already preparing to crank out drachmas for Greece if the ′No′ vote wins. Financial markets took the news poorly, ending with some of the worst numbers in the past two years.

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June 29th, 2015

Banks Closed in Greece, Limits on ATMs

Greece has ordered a bank holiday for the next six days, closing all banks until a referendum vote is held next week. The move comes as talks broke down on the Greek debt crisis. To prevent a bank run, the banks are closed and the government in Athens has put limits on withdrawals from an ATM to just 60 Euros, about $67 US dollars, per day, per customer. Tourists may still withdrawal as much as they want, but odds are that the ATMs will be empty of cash very soon. Unless further austerity measures are put in place, it seems unlikely that anyone is going to help bailout Greece. The next debt payment is due by Wednesday and Greece appears to be ready to default on the loans they have received.

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June 28th, 2015

Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a 5-4 decision to require that all of the 50 States recognize and permit same-sex marriages. Good timing, too, as this is the annual Gay Pride weekend, celebrated by the LGBT community and their supporters. The court cited the 14th Amendment, specifically the ′Due Process′ clause, in its majority opinion. They also justified their decision on several previous rulings involving redefining homosexuality as neither immoral nor a mental disorder, on removing bans on interracial marriage, and even cases involving banning those incarcerated in prisons from getting married. A mighty wide net, indeed! Reaction to the decision from both sides of the argument is as expected. My reaction is two-fold, did the French get it right about marriage and why is the LGBT community so determined to get this decision?

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June 26th, 2015

More Email Trouble for Hillary Clinton, IRS

On Thursday we learned that our government has plenty of problems with email. The IRS apparently ignored, or forgot, that there were subpoenas on Lois Lerner′s emails and went ahead and degaussed a bunch of tape drives storing them. Some 24,000 emails may have been lost thanks to this. Meanwhile, the State Department cannot find anything from the 55,000 pages Hillary Clinton turned over as all of her official, work-related emails that matches the 15 emails which Sidney Blumenthal exchanged with her on the Benghazi, Libya terrorist attack. Are these cases of ″Oops″ or are they part of a wider, more deliberate effort to hide the truth?

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June 26th, 2015

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare Subsidies

In a 6-3 decision Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Barack Obama and his Affordable Care Act. Specifically, the issue was over Obamacare subsidies which some 8.7 million people receive out of the 10.2 million whom have signed up with the ACA. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion, citing that ″Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not destroy them.″ At stake was subsidies for some 6.4 million who signed up for Obamacare in states that did not have exchanges. The initial lawsuit was brought concerning the definition of one, four-word passage in the ACA law, ″established by the state″. Attorney Generals from some 26 states regarded this phrase as meaning that people would only get subsidies in those states which created exchanges. They said that this makes the ACA unconstitutional as it does not treat everyone equally under the law. But the court ruled in favor of the IRS interpretation of the law, allowing anyone to get a subsidy anywhere.

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June 26th, 2015

Terror Attacks in France, Tunisia, Kuwait

This morning saw a series of terrorist attacks occur in France, Tunisia and Kuwait with some 28 people killed in total. The Islamic State may be behind two, if not all three incidents. In Kuwait, a bomb exploded at a Shiite mosque in the country′s capitol, Kuwait City. No official count on deaths and injuries, but some reports say it numbers in the dozens. ISIS claimed responsibility almost immediately. In Tunisia, 27 people are confirmed dead after gunmen assaulted the beachfront Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba in Sousse. No group has claimed responsibility for this attack, though a similar assault on the Bardo Museum in March which killed 23 people was claimed to be by ISIS. Then we have an attack on the Air Products factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, about 20 miles south of Lyon. Two terrorists apparently beheaded a man, placing his severed head at the front gate of the factory, then exploded several bombs. The head was said to have an Arabic inscription written on it. One terrorist was killed in a gun battle with police, the other was arrested. One of the suspects was on a watch list and an ISIS flag was found at the scene.

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June 25th, 2015

Confederate Symbols Under Fire – Limbaugh Says US Flag Next

Confederate symbols are under fire as the Liberal Media continues to stir the pot of racism. In addition to states removing Confederate flags from government sites, many retailers and manufacturers are discontinuing product and sale of flags, t-shirts and even toys that have Confederate symbols. The company that makes the toy car of the General Lee from the ′Dukes of Hazard′ TV series says it will suspend production. Some are even calling for the movie, ′Gone With The Wind′ to no longer be shown except at museums. What next? Banning ′The Beverly Hillbillies′? A few Liberal nut-jobs are even suggesting removing statues of slave owners, like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, even closing the Jefferson Memorial. Rush Limbaugh voiced concerns that if this latest rage continues, the United States flag will be next. Sure enough, the leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, a neighbor of Barack Obama, is calling for just that!

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