Court Rules VA Must Pay for Veterans’ Emergency Room Care, a Decision That May Be Worth Billions

Court Rules VA Must Pay for Veterans’ Emergency Room Care, a Decision That May Be Worth Billions By Sean Walton The Department of Veterans Affairs must reimburse veterans for emergency medical care at non-VA facilities, a federal appeals court ruled Monday — a decision that could be worth billions of dollars to veterans. The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims said the VA has been wrongfully denying reimbursement to veterans who sought emergency medical care at non-VA facilities, and struck down an internal VA regulation that blocked those payments.…

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The New Target That Enables Ransomware Hackers to Paralyze Dozens of Towns and Businesses at Once

The New Target That Enables Ransomware Hackers to Paralyze Dozens of Towns and Businesses at Once By Renee Dudley On July 3, employees at Arbor Dental in Longview, Washington, noticed glitches in their computers and couldn’t view X-rays. Arbor was one of dozens of dental clinics in Oregon and Washington stymied by a ransomware attack that disrupted their business and blocked access to patients’ records. But the hackers didn’t target the clinics directly. Instead, they infiltrated them by exploiting vulnerable cybersecurity at Portland-based PM Consultants Inc., which handled the dentists’…

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Trade War Has Killed 300,000 Jobs And Cost Americans Over $1.6 Billion

Trade War Has Killed 300,000 Jobs And Cost Americans Over $1.6 Billion By Mac Slavo The trade war has so far killed off about 300,000 jobs and cost Americans about $1.6 billion in tariffs. The taxes are driving up prices and businesses are cutting workers to make ends meet in the face of rising costs. There will be no winner in this trade war, and already the United States looks a lot like the loser. Casualties are coming in the form of farm bankruptcies and lost jobs, not to mention…

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The Trillion-Dollar Military Still Isn’t Enough for the War Party

The Trillion-Dollar Military Still Isn’t Enough for the War Party By Ryan McMaken Since the end of the Cold War in 1990, US defense spending has increased 182 percent in nominal terms, and 44 percent in inflation-adjusted terms. In inflation-adjusted terms, defense spending is now about equal with the all-time peak reached in 2011, and the White House’s Office of Management and Budget estimates that defense spending will reach an all-time high in 2020. Source: Office of Management and Budget, Historical Tables, Table 3.2. In 2018 dollars, defense spending hit…

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State AGs Unveil Sweeping Antitrust Probe Against Google On Steps Of The Supreme Court

State AGs Unveil Sweeping Antitrust Probe Against Google On Steps Of The Supreme Court By Tyler Durden In the latest legal push that could ultimately result in the break-up of one of the world’s largest tech firms, a bipartisan group of more than 40 state attorneys general, led by Texas’s Ken Paxton, will unveil a sweeping antitrust investigation against Google parent, Alphabet Inc. The antitrust investigation, which was previewed late last week in a leak to the Wall Street Journal, aims to hold Alphabet accountable for the extreme concentration in…

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Is Walmart Working With the Government to Distribute EVERYTHING When the SHTF?

Is Walmart Working With the Government to Distribute EVERYTHING When the SHTF? By Daisy Luther In conspiratorial circles, it’s long been rumored that Walmarts across the country would become FEMA camps after an epic disaster. Some folks even suggested that once you were in the camp, you would not be able to leave. Sort of like those old roach motel commercials. If you’re not familiar with it, here’s the Wikipedia link for a general overview of the FEMA camp theory. And here are 16 mindblowing facts about Walmart and its…

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Wisconsin Farm Loan Delinquencies Jump To Levels Not Seen Since 2001

Wisconsin Farm Loan Delinquencies Jump To Levels Not Seen Since 2001 By Tyler Durden The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) warned Thursday that farmers across the Central and Midwest US were quickly falling behind on agriculture loans held by community banks, according to Reuters. In a quarterly report of loan delinquency data of US banks, published by the FDIC, there was no direct reference to President Trump’s trade war with China. But the report noted that credit deterioration in agriculture loans, specifically in Wisconsin, were alarming. “We continue to monitor…

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Universal Basic Income + Automation + Plutocracy = Dystopia

Universal Basic Income + Automation + Plutocracy = Dystopia Op-Ed by Caitlin Johnstone Americans are discussing the possibility of a universal basic income (UBI) more seriously than ever before, largely due to the surprisingly popular campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. Yang has made UBI the central issue of his platform, promising a “Freedom Dividend” paid for by a Value Added Tax on businesses which would give every American over the age of 18 an unconditional $1,000 a month to help offset the looming crisis of automation replacing US…

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BREAKING: QE4 HAS BEGUN – EXPECT GOLD $1,783!

BREAKING: QE4 HAS BEGUN – EXPECT GOLD $1,783! This is a critical update from one of the best financial commentators I know, a good friend of ours, Mr. Tom Beck, who runs PortfolioWealthGlobal.com and we’re excited to share this one with you! People have a mistaken notion that the debt creation of the past decade is THE problem. It is not, COMPARED with what’s coming next. In other words, the issuance of bonds alone isn’t the challenge the world will be facing, but how these currency units get spent into circulation is!…

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College-Bound Students Should Consider Buying Gold Instead

College-Bound Students Should Consider Buying Gold Instead By Mike Gleason Meanwhile, millions of young people who don’t necessarily have any funds to invest in financial markets face the dim prosp­­­­ect of negative real returns on their overpriced college degrees. Given declining academic standards and rising emphasis on ideological indoctrination at most colleges, economist Peter Morici suggests students might actually be better off buying gold coins. Stuart Varney – Fox Business News: You say that about half of the college students who are going to college this week are making a…

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