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Old 04-21-2017, 09:39 PM
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Dirty money and exploding property prices.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous: Confronting Dirty Money in US Real Estate - Harvard International Review
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Ok, here's an outlier. According to an Iranian newspaper, a Russian newspaper claims Russian planes shot down some of Trump's cruise missiles: Russian Media: 36 Lost US Missiles in Syria Airbase Attack Likely Intercepted by Russian Air Force
That's not impossible, the cruise missiles are subsonic and probably should be easily spotted on radar from above, that and their heat signature. They're a little hard to shoot down from the ground though, you don't see them until their almost on you, and zoom past at 600 mph only dozens of meters off the deck. But a supersonic jet fighter should be able to intercept them, especially if they knew where and when they were coming, which the Russians did, thanks to Herr Trumpler practically asking Pooty-Put's permission to act macho.
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“Not all missiles made their target,” says Dr. Theodore Karasik, a senior advisor to Gulf State Analytics. “There were supposed to be 60. One malfunctioned on one of the ships. 36 made target, the remainder did not. And, there’s a question of where did they go?”

Dr. Karasik, a former senior political scientist in the International Policy and Security Group at RAND Corporation, spent the last decade in the Middle East and retains an extensive network in the region.

“The missing [missiles] were either brought down by S-300 battery or were taken over by Russian electronic jamming and were plunged into the sea,” explains Dr. Karasik.
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Be Smart When You Compare Reagan's Economy to Obama's - Ritholtz
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Ok, here's a pretty reliable source saying it: BREAKING: Former Israeli Defense Minister Confirms Israeli Collaboration with ISIS in Syria - Tikun Olam¯
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Also, a reasonable explanation on how al-Qaeda could have staged that chemical attack: How did al-Qaeda know in advance about the Syrian air strike? | Dissident Voice
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Oooohkay.

Finland is turning 100 this year, so there is stuff going on. One of the stuffs is a celebratory coin series to be minted, which is usually pretty standard stuff, really.

Today the released pictures of some of them. The first one is titled The Civil War and covers the fist couple of decades:



That is a copy of a photograph of one side of the civil war executing people from the other side. Genocide. Lovely.

And I just saw another one:


Title Global Fairness, it is the corpse of drowned 3-year-old Alan Kurdi being carried by a border guard. WTF? And it didn't even happen in this country.

Someone - several people, in fact - must have thought that these were a Good Idea.
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Hizbullah booby-traps al-Qaeda's booby-trap expert:

Hezbollah assassinates notorious Al-Qaeda booby trap chief near Lebanese border
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That's right up there as Bill O'Reilly getting fired. I love it when a wife-beater and racist is shit-canned for sexual harassment.

Also, if you could let me know when Finland has the James Foley Beheading Coin, that would be p. cool Miisa -- thanks.
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The U.S. just lost a trade battle with Mexico - Apr. 25, 2017

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Study Shows Islamic State's Primary Opponent in Syria Is Government Forces, IHS Markit Says | IHS Online Newsroom

So yeah, bombing them, as Israel likes to do, is supporting ISIS and al-Qaeda.
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And this is probably good news for ISIS too: Kurdish troops destroy 4 Turkish tanks amid major escalation

Following this: Turkish Army attacks Kurdish-held village north of Aleppo
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