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In the news, Thursday, April 19, 2018


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from Asia Times Online

ZTE fears being kicked out of Android family after ban
As the US ban also covers software licensing, ZTE reportedly is in contact with Google, owner of the Android operating system.


from BBC News (UK)

Commonwealth meeting: Queen hopes Prince Charles will succeed her
The Queen has appealed to Commonwealth leaders to appoint her son, Prince Charles, to succeed her as their head. She said it was her "sincere wish" that Prince Charles takes over "one day", as she opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London. The role is not hereditary and will not pass automatically to the Prince of Wales on the Queen's death. The 53 leaders, gathered at Buckingham Palace, are expected to sign off the deal when they meet on Friday.

'Act of God' leaves Donegal church under threat
More than €150,000 (£131,000) is needed to repair the spire of a County Donegal church that was badly damaged by a Christmas Day lightning strike two years ago. It is thought that the 2016 Christmas Day lightning strike may have hit the spire and travelled through the building.


from Competitive Enterprise Institute

Trump Administration’s Success in Tackling $2 Trillion Federal Regulatory Burden Faces Risk
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) released the 25th anniversary edition of Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State, CEI’s survey of the size and scope of the federal regulatory burden. According to author, CEI Vice President for Policy Clyde Wayne Crews Jr., federal regulations cost consumers, businesses, and the U.S. economy nearly $2 trillion in 2017. Crews uses the best available data—in the absence of thorough government accounting—to create a go-to resource on how federal regulations affect Americans’ business, community, and everyday lives.  In reviewing the first year of the Trump administration, Crews found President Trump has possibly done the best job at slowing the growth of new regulation since the administrative state began its rise.  However, there are warning signs that federal agencies are already on track to reverse his progress.

Ten Thousand Commandments 2018

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State


from Conservative Intelligence Briefing

Breaking: In Major Win For President Trump, Federal Judge Questions Scope Of Mueller’s Investigation
A federal judge is questioning the scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s authority in an important hearing that could have major consequences for the investigation that was supposed to be focused on alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 election. The fact this issue is even being discussed is a major win for President Trump.

Breaking: Disgraced FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe May Face Criminal Charges
Disgraced former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe may face criminal charges after the Inspector General referred his case to federal prosecutors. McCabe repeatedly lied to investigators and leaked stories to the media.


from EUobserver
Media/News Company in Brussels, Belgium

Bulgaria offers lesson in tackling radical-right populists
Fundamental freedoms are under attack across the EU but the case of Bulgaria presents unique challenges, and opportunities to learn, for left-wing forces throughout Europe.


from FEE (Foundation for Economic Education)
RIGHT-CENTER BIAS, HIGH, non-profit organization

Character, Not Control, Is the Antidote to Evil
Humans are dangerous creatures capable of great evil. This inescapable truth bombards us every time we turn on the news. The weight of this knowledge bears down on every human soul, and with every tragedy, we are starkly reminded of it. We cry out for someone to save us from our inherent capacity for evil. Or perhaps we say to ourselves, “I could never do that.” But you’re wrong, you could do that. Humans can kill. We can harm, we can steal, we can commit grave atrocities. Why? Because we are free. Every hero is a potential villain who chose differently.


from Medium  Community

The Humpty Dumpty Wonderland of Transgender Language.
There is no shared understanding when words have no codified and contextual meaning. And if humans cannot share understanding, we are in dire straits and heading to dark places. Perhaps we are already there.


from The Spokesman-Review
Newspaper in Spokane, Washington


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