Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday roundup (05-30-2017)

Trump launches new Twitter tirade against Germany: US President Donald Trump has lashed out against Germany once more on Twitter, criticizing its trade surplus and lack of payments to NATO. Things will change, he warned. (DeutscheWelle) Does the U.S. have a 'massive' trade deficit with Germany, as Donald Trump said? (Politifact) Trump was tone-deaf and rude in Europe, no wonder Merkel wants to go it alone (FoxNews)

Trump wants Senate rules changed to speed up health care, tax legislation (Dow Jones Newswires) Why Donald Trump is calling for the end of all filibusters (MSNBC) Donald Trump doesn't seem to understand how the Senate works (CNN)

Trump’s window for scoring early legislative victories is shrinking (The Washington Post)

White House Communications Director Mike Dubke is out (CBSNews) Scoop: Trump's comms director leaving White House (Axios) Why Mike Dubke matters. A lot. (CNN)

Maine Approves 3 Types of GMO Potatoes (EcoWatch)

Download the True Food Shopper's Guide: How to Avoid Foods Made with Genetically Modified Organisms [GMOs] (The Center for Food Safety) Say "No" to GMOs (Non-GMO Project) THE GREAT GMA COVERUP INFOGRAPHIC (TheBoycottList) The Ultimate Guide to GMOs by Dr. Joseph Mercola (Mercola) GMO Free USA (Facebook) Millions Against Monsanto by OrganicConsumers org (Facebook)

     The aim of this blog is to show (mostly from reports in mainstream respected news sources) that there is reason to believe that both the United States and the global economies remain fragile in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 and that a number of threats exist today that could, if they worsened, bring about economic depression -- not just a minor depression, but a depression worse than the Great Depression. Key threats include excessive risk-taking by financial firms, unchecked by effective regulation; the continued existence of "too big to fail" institutions; and most especially, the amassing of levels of public and private debt which could become unsustainable.

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