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Exposing The 9 Fakest Fake-News Checkers

"Trust us," they say. "We’ll help you navigate Facebook and filter out the fake news stories,” they promise. But just who are these self-appointed gatekeepers who claim to be the ultimate arbiters of what is or is not “fake news”?

The Four Key Themes From Q4 Conference Calls

Since President Trump’s surprise victory over Hillary Clinton in November, investors and management teams have been acutely focused on the new administration’s policy proposals. As expected, all 4 key themes discussed on Q4 conference calls are closely linked to Trump's policies and include tax reform, regulation, fiscal spending and trade policy.

How Much Must A Family Earn To Live In Each Major US City

The top three most expensive cities to rent in worldwide are American: San Francisco, New York City and Boston. At $1.09 per square foot, Detroit is the cheapest of the American cities included, and is more affordable than Cape Town, Bangkok and Jakarta.

Mayor de Blasio Paradrops Leaflets Over Schools: "We Will Not Turn Our Back On Immigrant Brothers & Sisters"

In what appears to be an effort to quell the fear rising in the 'legal' immigrant community about President Trump's 'illegal' immigration policies, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio - not one to shy away from scare-mongering that very fear into 'legal' immigrants - has leaflet-bombed the city's public schools reassuring 'immigrants' that they will not be bothered by President Trump’s 'illegal' immigration efforts.

Key Events In The Coming Humphrey-Hawkish Week

The key economic releases this week are CPI, retail sales, and industrial production on Wednesday. In addition, there are several scheduled speaking engagements from Fed officials this week, including Chair Yellen’s semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday (Humphrey-Hawkins).

Frontrunning: February 13

  • 'Trump trades' on boost to economic growth come back with a bang (Reuters)
  • Trump's national security adviser Flynn trying to survive crisis (Reuters)
  • White House Is Sifting Options on Immigration Ban (WSJ)
  • North Korean Nuclear Ambitions to Be Defining Issue for Trump (BBG)
  • Netanyahu opposes Palestinian state, Israeli minister says ahead of U.S. visit (Reuters)
  • Speed Limits on Trump’s Infrastructure Drive: Federal Laws, Rare Species and Nimbys (WSJ)

Renewable Lies And The Deception Of Dutch Commuters

The Netherlands’ electrified railways continue to be powered dominantly by fossil fuel electricity. The 'Harried Dutch commuters' who are 'travelling on one of the most environmentally friendly rail networks in the whole of Europe, if not the world' are being sold a bill of goods.

Caught On Tape: Chaos Erupts At NYU College Republicans Event, 11 Arrested

Woman claiming to be NYU Prof to NYPD:  "Fuck you.  Fuck you.  Fuck you.  These are kids who are trying to learn about humanity.  They're trying to learn about human rights and racism and Xenophobia and LBGTQ rights and you're letting these fucking Neo-Nazis near here.  You should kick their ass."

The Uncanny Similarities Between President Trump And FDR

The first observation that really struck me is how much Trump genuinely cares about “the little guy”. FDR was just as sincere about helping all the millions of hungry, homeless and jobless Americans, during the Great Depression. The US had to wait eight years after the Great Financial Crash of 2008, also known as the Great Middle Class Gang Bang, for populist Trump to ride to the rescue.