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posted on 06 November 2016

Early Headlines: Sexism Hurting Clinton?, Trump Momentumn Slows, Calif Secession?, Satanism In Campaign, Audi Cheat, Bulgaria Move Toward Russia?, Roots Of Russiaphobia And More

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Early Bird Headlines 06 November 2016

Econintersect: Here are some of the headlines we found to help you start your day. For more headlines see our afternoon feature for GEI members, What We Read Today, which has many more headlines and a number of article discussions to keep you abreast of what we have found interesting.

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U.S.

  • Clinton and Trump Revealed: Our Best Investigative Reporting on the 2016 Campaign (The New York Times) A summary of all the news stories broken by The NYT about the presidential candidates in 2016. Econintersect: Not one is remotely related to platforms, policies, or what they would do if elected. This is very sad!

  • Why We Don’t Know How Much Sexism Is Hurting Clinton’s Campaign (FiveThirtyEight) Careful research does not find a consistent pattern of advantage or disadvantage for women in American politics. Democratic women do have more favorable statistics than do Republicans - see first graph below. And Hillary is in the unusual position for a First Lady of being less popular than her husband - see second graph below. But is that due to sexism or the characteristics of the individual?

An organization which has the aims out separating the state of California from the Union of the United States is set to hold a meeting at the state capitol in Sacramento on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, the day after the presidential election.

The Yes California Independence Campaign, which is based in San Diego, describes itself as a “nonviolent campaign to establish the country of California using any and all legal and constitutional means to do so."

The group is currently trying to qualify a citizen’s initiative in 2018 to get a referendum for secession on the ballot in 2019, reports SF Gate. They will be in Sacramento in hopes to gather support for the state’s exit, or the “Calexit", as they call it.

  • Who Will Win the Presidency (FiveThirtyEight) For the first time in over a week the momentum toward Trump has stopped. For one reason why, see the next article.

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  • Hillary Clinton Appears to Gain Late Momentum on Surge of Latino Voters (The New York Times) Hispanic voters in key states surged to cast their ballots in the final days of early voting this weekend, a demonstration of political power that lifted Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes and threatened to block Donald J. Trump’s path to the White House. In Florida, energized by the groundswell of Latino support and hoping to drive even more voters to the polls, Mrs. Clinton visited a handful of immigrant communities on Saturday and rallied Democrats in a town filled with Hispanic and Caribbean migrants.

  • Oh, cool, now the campaign is all about charges of Satanism (The Washington Post) There are now stories that Hillary Clinton is under a witches spell and her campaign manager John Podesta is an occult practitioner, all inferred from WikiLeaks emails.

  • How Economic Data Is Kept Politics-Free (The New York Times)

For starters, the people who generate the numbers are all career civil servants who have churned out reports for both Republicans and Democrats. And their basic methods do not swerve from one administration to the next. If the figures are biased, they are consistently biased in the same way regardless of what party is in office.

Germany

  • U.S. regulator found another cheat device in Audi car: report (Reuters) A U.S. regulator found software in some Audi vehicles that lowered their carbon dioxide emissions if it detected they were being used under test conditions, Bild am Sonntag reported. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) discovered the software in an automatic transmission Audi last summer, the German weekly newspaper said, without citing any sources.

Bulgaria

  • Presidential vote in Bulgaria could herald closer Russia ties (Reuters) Bulgarians vote in a closely fought presidential election on Sunday that could plunge the Black Sea state into political instability and push it toward closer ties with Russia. Opinion polls show ruling party candidate Tsetska Tsacheva, 58, is likely to narrowly win the ballot but lose a subsequent runoff to Rumen Radev, 53, a Socialist Party ally who wants to end European Union sanctions against Moscow.

Turkey

  • EU report on Turkey to flag 'relapse' on press freedom: newspaper (Reuters) A European Commission report on Turkey's progress toward European Union membership cites problems with press freedoms and independence of the judiciary, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung said on Sunday. The German newspaper said that the report, to be published on Wednesday, described "a significant relapse" in press freedom and said legal decisions over national security and the fight against terrorism were applied "selectively and randomly".

Russia

The term “russophobia" (the hatred and/or fear of things Russian) has become rather popular in the recent years, courtesy of the anti-Russian hysteria of the AngloZionist Empire, but this is hardly a new concept. In his seminal book “Russie-Occident - une guerre de mille ans: La russophobie de Charlemagne à la Crise Ukrainienne" (“The West vs Russia - a thousand year long war: russophobia from Charlemange to the Ukrainian Crisis") which I recently reviewed here, Guy Mettan places the roots of russophobia as early as the times of Charlemagne. How could that be? That would mean that russophobia predates the birth of Russia by a full two centuries? And yet, Mettan is correct, although even he does not paint the full picture.

What I propose to do today is not to discuss modern russophobia which has numerous causes and forms, but to look far back into history for the ancient spiritual roots of this relatively modern phenomenon.

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