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5/18/17 #1347

Now the Democrats are finding Russians under the Trump bed. Former FBI head Robert Mueller has been appointed special prosecutor to find them. Ladbrokes of London is now laying 11-10 odds of Trump being impeached during his first term.

China's One Belt-One Road infrastructure buildout. In cooperation with Pakistan, Russia and other countries they are reincarnating the Silk Road from Beijing to Brussels. Making overland trade throughout Asia and Europe much easier. Sign of the American Empire being supplanted by a Eurasian Empire?

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Puerto Rico declares bankruptcy. $123 billion in debt compared to Detroit's $18 billion. $74 billion in bond debt and $49 billion in pension debt. First territory to declare bankruptcy and largest government bankruptcy in history of U.S.

Rand Paul: "Budget deal should be renamed Status Quo Protection Act."

FBI Director James Comey calls Wikileaks intelligence porn...echoes CIA Director Mike Pompeo's attacks on Julian Assange.

Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard introduces Federal cannabis decriminalization bill.

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Trump flip flops on five core issues in one week:

1. Chinese currency manipulation.

2. Fed bubble finance and not reappointing Yellen. 3.Export-Import Bank subsidies to Boeing and GE.

4. NATO’s obsolescence.

5. Intervening on both sides of Syrian and Afghanistan civil wars.

Bill O'Reilly finally fired.

Assemblyman Miguel Santiago of LA's Assembly bill to raise standard of proof in cops lying cases

from "more likely than not" to "clear and convincing".

Populist Dialogues - Now for Universal Affordable Health Care

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Host David Delk talks with Lee Mercer, President of Health Care For All Oregon on the problems of Obamacare, Trump(Ryan)Care, and how a universal affordable health care system would solve those problems. Includes a history of how the American system developed; and a description of various proposals to create a single payer system, nationally and in Oregon.

Panel Discussion on Pending Homeless Initiatives

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The Davis Chamber of Commerce presented a Panel Discussion on Pending Homeless Initiatives.

Featured speakers included City of Davis Mayor Robb Davis, City of Davis Chief of Police Darren Pytel, Communications and Strategy Manager Homeless Coordinator for Yolo County Tracy Dickinson, Davis Community Meals Executive Director Bill Pride, and faith organization representative and Board President of Davis Opportunity Village, Martha Teeter.

Each panelist gave a brief update.   Davis Chamber of Commerce CEO Christina Blackman facilitates a Q&A session afterwards.