Daily Archives: February 5, 2019

Trump vows America will 'never be a socialist country'

President Trump vowed during his State of the Union address on Tuesday that “America will never be a socialist country,” in an apparent rebuke to self-described Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders that drew loud cheers and a standing ovation from Republicans in the House chamber. Trump cited the economic decline and civil disorder in Venezuela as a cautionary ...

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Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camps, says refugees' plight 'shames us all'

Angelina Jolie on Tuesday visited camps in Bangladesh for Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar as UN Refugee Agency special envoy, and said the world has failed to prevent a crisis that has seen 730,000 people driven from their homes. The Hollywood entertainer, who was appointed UNHCR special envoy in 2012, addressed refugees on a hilltop in Kutapalong camp, the world’s largest refugee settlement, in Bangladesh’s ...

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Canadian case is another warning about the murky world of cryptocurrency: Don Pittis

So much for living the libertarian dream. Canadians who have lost about $200 million escaping the control of “fiat currency,” backed by governments, and market regulation are now asking for help from the authorities to try to get their money back. The B.C.-based Quadriga is going to court today in Halifax to claim protection from its creditors under Canadian bankruptcy law. And according to ...

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Trump's state of the union address tonight is expected to press border wall fight

U.S. President Donald Trump is set to deliver a state of the union address tonight that’s expected to challenge Democrats to approve funding for his long-sought border wall, but stop short of declaring a national emergency over it, at least for now. Millions of Americans are expected to watch the address on television, giving Trump his biggest opportunity to date to explain why ...

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Today, Canada decides to stand up for human rights in… *spins wheel* Venezuela: Neil Macdonald

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems most comfortable when he’s signalling virtue, or delivering Captain-Kirk-like lectures on peaceful coexistence and mutual respect. So our prime minister was in a happy place Monday, opening Ottawa meetings of the Lima Group, whose effective purpose is getting rid of the Maduro regime in Venezuela. As far as its members are concerned, the opposition leader ...

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Robots’ lead role in Super Bowl ads hint at tech anxieties

3d rendering humanoid robot working with headset and monitor (This content is subject to copyright.) Add commercial actor to the list of jobs assumed by robots. Brands often rely on familiar celebrities when creating their pricey Super Bowl ads, but many of the protagonists during Sunday night’s game were anything but human. Sprint Corp. , Anheuser-Busch InBev SA’s Michelob Ultra, Intuit Inc.’s TurboTax and Simplisafe Inc. were among the ...

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Red-hot Flyers edge Canucks for 8th straight win

Carter Hart’s incredible stop saved the game and the Flyers’ winning streak. Hart turned away 41 shots — including a stellar right arm save late in the third period — Sean Couturier and Jakub Voracek scored, and Philadelphia beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Monday night for its eighth straight victory. The Flyers pulled within five points of a playoff spot after having the NHL’s worst record ...

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