After a lot of consideration, USMB Staff has decided to try an alternate format for this Front Page forum. The purpose of having a Front Page Forum is to attract new eyes and views and have something fresh, informative and up to date in that spot.
Got to credit Lucy Hamilton for asking about a "Breaking News" forum, because that's what prompted this experiment. We do fine with breaking news threads in their own relevant forums right now, but it's a convenient way to give us better recruitment "advertising" on the Front Page.
So here's the outline of the "experiment". Any Poster may choose to place a "Breaking News" story in that forum SUBJECT TO the rules provided below. You don't HAVE to place such threads in THIS forum. You can still put them in appropriate forums. If there's a thread in the Home Page forum on this news flash, we MAY consolidate threads from lower forums to the Front Page forum when a story breaks -- especially if they started in another Zone2 forum. Posters should put EXTRA effort into preparing the OP. Wait 5 minutes or whatever's necessary to get adequate details. Include as much as you can. Multiple Links or Pics PREFERRED. Rules for that forum will be as follows:
1) Zone2 Rules
2) OP must be about news no older than 24 hours when posted. News can be about any broad interest subject.
3) Story must be linked to at least one major news outlet, newspaper or periodical. Other secondary links encouraged.
4) Members should include the Breaking News: prefix in front of the Title. (Admin may do this automatically for us -- so check current usage.)
5) Moderation reserves the right to move and place in a more appropriate forum. OR to move brand new threads to this Front Page forum..
6) Keep the conversations on the news topic as details comes in. Serious derailments will result in closure. And try to NOT extend the conversations much past the point where it's no longer "breaking".
Was on CBC, I notice CNN didn't cover it, which is peculiar considering how much they pretend NAFTA is great for America.
Discussed how it is unreasonable to expect that American companies investing in Mexico and Canada to simply create an export market to America. This is completely true.
He was firing bullets, didn't have much to say, chastised Canada and Mexico for their lack of willingness to change and open up markets and accept texts that had been agreed on in other trade agreements. He's bloody right.
Bottom line: CANADA EXPLOITS AMERICAN BUSINESSES. Period. An old fossil first lead by the British, now lead by an apparatus that persecutes Canadians from media on down to direct employment activities. At your place of work, our career pursuits, your family and friends.
This is why Canada is by far the most desperate to keep this agreement, we are stealing your jobs, interfering in the free markets, employing covert operatives from the RCMP and CSIS, all while undermining foreign businesses and Canadian citizens.
I warned of this since 2006, WAY ahead of the curve. For all that I have personally and professionally paid, it appears America understands and many other Canadians will understand as well.
Thank you for your time. Keep up the good fight, it's worth fighting for.
LOL, as I said from the start, take big steps and force the Democrats to the table. Record time as it were, since NY and California are the biggest donors for the Democrats and have the most to lose if money from the taxpayer goes away. Funny how fast a "bi-partisan" agreement comes to fruition.
Far from over, as many GOP will stick to their guns and will want more fiscal responsibility. Rightfully so, unless the cost are lowered considerable. Take it from Canada, we are getting hammered bigtime, some of the worst healthcare of late, and our costs are much lower.
The journalist who led the Panama Papers investigation into corruption in Malta was killed on Monday in a car bomb near her home.
Daphne Caruana Galizia died on Monday afternoon when her car, a Peugeot 108, was destroyed by a powerful explosive device which blew the vehicle into several pieces and threw the debris into a nearby field.
A blogger whose posts often attracted more readers than the combined circulation of the country’s newspapers, Caruana Galizia was recently described by the Politico website as a “one-woman WikiLeaks”. Her blogs were a thorn in the side of both the establishment and underworld figures that hold sway in Europe’s smallest member state.
Her most recent revelations pointed the finger at Malta’s prime minister, Joseph Muscat, and two of his closest aides, connecting offshore companies linked to the three men with the sale of Maltese passports and payments from the government of Azerbaijan.
No group or individual has come forward to claim responsibility for the attack.
Malta’s president, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, called for calm. “In these moments, when the country is shocked by such a vicious attack, I call on everyone to measure their words, to not pass judgment and to show solidarity,” she said...