Grind for October 2nd, 2018
“I don’t believe that the meek will inherit the Earth; the meek get ignored and trampled.”
– Sylvia Plath
US and Mexico delay release of NAFTA to give Canada more time
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a trade deal between the US, Mexico, and Canada that went into effect in 1994.
According to President Trump, it is the “worst trade deal in the history of the world.” Talks to renegotiate NAFTA began last year following Trump’s threats to withdraw from the deal if it wasn’t fixed.
Last month, trade reps from the US and Mexico announced they had reached a deal to rewrite NAFTA without Canada. That document was supposed to be released on Friday, but officials at the last minute said they would give Canada more time.
The Trump Administration has threatened to release the document sometime this weekend, but Canada is refusing to budge. Earlier this week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada will take “as long as it takes to get the right deal.”
To go into effect, the deal between the US and Mexico will need to be approved by lawmakers in both countries.
“There is still time to achieve a trilateral agreement,” said Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, whose government supports the deal with the US.
Lawmakers in the US say they won’t approve a new NAFTA if it doesn’t include Canada.
According to US Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer, the deal includes rules that will incentivize manufacturers throughout the world to buy their materials in North America.
The new text is expected to increase the minimum regional value content of cars sold to North America from 62.5% to 75%; and between 40 and 45% of those parts must be made by workers earning at least $16 per hour (meaning those parts will be made in the US).
Companies to violate these terms will be subject to a 2.5% tariff.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh linked to death of Clinton employee Vince Foster
Vince Foster was a childhood friend of Bill Clinton’s who became one of the top lawyers in Arkansas before moving to Washington, DC to work for Clinton’s presidential transition team in 1992.
On July 20th, 1993, Foster’s body was found dead in a park six miles from the White House. Rumor has it he was murdered before he could reveal information about the Clintons.
There were five official investigations into Vince Foster’s death, and they all concluded the death was a suicide. One of those investigations was led by Brett Kavanaugh – Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court.
Some believe that Kavanaugh was actually working for the Clintons, and that his investigation (which took place after the case had been closed) was a way to exonerate Hillary and the thugs that moved Foster’s body from the White House to Fort Marcy Park.
According to the investigation, Foster shot himself following months of anxiety, depression, and insomnia caused by his stressful job at the White House. Others insist he shot himself to avoid testifying against the Clintons, or that he was killed because he knew too much.
Vince Foster “knew everything that was going on and then all of a sudden he committed suicide,” said then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016. “I don’t bring [Foster’s death] up because I don’t know enough really to discuss it…I will say there are people who continue to bring it up because they think it was absolutely a murder.”
Democrats dismissed Trump’s claim as an attempt to weaken Hillary’s reputation during the primaries, but that doesn’t explain how Foster’s body ended up in a park, why the bullet that killed him was never found, and why the Clintons took files from his office after he died.
At the end of the day, Foster is just one of several Clinton contacts who died under mysterious circumstances. I strongly suspect Foster knew something about the Clintons that would either push them out of politics forever or (more likely) send them to jail. Unfortunately, whatever it was he knew died with him in 1993 – when he “shot himself” after working just six months in the Clinton White House.
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Did you know… In 2011, a 200 ft circular anomaly in the Baltic Sea that has unusual characteristics and almost perfectly etched curvatures was discovered. To this day, its origin remains unknown.