|“The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lender’s slave.” – Solomon||
Let the speculation begin!
ITEM: (Reuters) HELSINKI - President Donald Trump began a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin with a public handshake, before the media were ushered out. The two men were to meet alone, apart from interpreters, to discuss trade, the military, nuclear weapons and China\
And so the news week begins. Reporters can only speculate what Messrs. Putin and Trump discuss. Interpreters will know, of course, but theyi are notoriously close-mouthed about such things.
ITEM: The increase in the U.S. cost of living rose to a 12-month pace of 2.9% from 2.8%, marking the highest level in more than six years. A year ago the 12-month rate stood at just 1.6%.
This is a far cry from the horrendous price inflation rate in Venezuela!
We notice that price inflation in Venezuela has raged so far out of control that people have resorted to barter...trading goods and services for goods and services. Unfortunately, the competition among the hoi polloi has created some unsavory situations, such as women trading sexual services for food.
What's the matter with the Venezuela government? Have their printing presses failed? Can't they print lots of bank notes bearing really big numbers?
No. They've let money inflation soar into hyperdrive. It's a classic mistake made by socialist governments. Tragedy in Venezuela
N.Y. Times pays Trump a compliment. (?)
We thought a liberal publication like the influential New York Times would be on the streets with a strong editorial criticism of President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. But look!
"The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court justice is President Trump’s finest hour, his classiest move. Last week the president promised to select 'someone with impeccable credentials, great intellect, unbiased judgment, and deep reverence for the laws and Constitution of the United States.' In picking Judge Kavanaugh, he has done just that."
The liberal media drumbeat was expected be loudly opposed to whomever Trump nominated for the high court. It's still likely Judge Kavanaugh will bet get a thorough going over when he faces Congressional confirmation hearings. NPR's Nina Totenberg and her cronies will surely nit pick all of his past decisions hunting for flaws.
Conservative columnist Pat Buchanan said this:
"President Donald Trump may have completed the capture of all three branches of the U.S. government for the Republican Party.
"Not bad for a