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  • BREAKING: Turkey Makes Erdogan More Powerful, Abolishing Its Prime Minister

    04/16/2017 3:51:48 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 29 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | April 16th, 2017 | Poletical News
    On Sunday, Turkish voters voted by 51% to 49% to abolish the office of the Prime Minister and to grant president Erdogan sweeping powers. The referendum included 18 constitutional changes and will go into effect by Turkey's next general election in 2019. Opponents of Erdogan have called the results fraudulent and have vowed to challenge the outcome in court. It is not the first time the Turkish government has been accused of committing fraud in national and regional elections.
  • Italy Is About To Fall

    04/02/2017 1:53:50 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 39 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | April 2nd, 2017 | S.P.
    It has been suggested that Italy leave the Eurozone until it has sorted out its own failings, but that is not likely to be an option for a country on the verge of collapse. Its people won't likely choose to take their leaky rafts out into an unstable sea alone. They would surely sink. The country's 12% unemployment rate should be a clear indication to the world that things are not alright in a country fraught with devastating economic prospects. UniCredit approved a rights issue in February to sell shares at discount. As one of Italy's largest lenders, UniCredit began...
  • US warns China it is losing patience over North Korea (just an fyi)

    03/30/2017 10:22:00 PM PDT · by cba123 · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | 30 March 2017
    The US ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday said China can and must do more to force North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile programs. Ambassador Nikki Haley said President Donald Trump would raise the issue next week at his first summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. And, amid reports that Pyongyang is preparing another banned nuclear test, Haley said Washington would not settle for holding another UN debate. "I have no patience for it, and it is not helping anyone. And it's not about me. This administration has no patience for it," she said. (please see link...
  • Living History Weekend (Central Texas Tank Museum Event)

    03/23/2017 3:42:12 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 12 replies
    Our annual Living History Weekend is the largest event of its kind in Texas, with visitors from across the nation coming to view our award-winning Living History Displays, shop in the Military Swap Meet, and to witness the roar of tanks in our WWII Battle reenactment! This family-friendly event is sure to have something for everyone! Physical Address: 19124 Highway 6 South College Station, Texas 77845
  • THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

    03/21/2017 12:57:59 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/21/17 | Andrew Benjamin
    Consider Denmark and Norway The inexplicable happiness of the Norwegians and Danes as propagandized by the liberal-left media created a model for humanity and for America’s Democrats. It is a socialist utopia with no needy people and a government largesse subsuming the entire gamut of free-lunch ideology. Scandanavian societies are outwardly more humane than Eastern Block Soviet nations under Stalinist rule. The oppression of the Scandanavians at first glance is benign. But…it is oppression nevertheless, and benign only to those who prefer to have bureaucrats make the decisions for their lives and futures. They have absolutely no idea what makes...
  • U.S. Special Forces Deployed To 70% Of The World In 2016

    02/12/2017 1:35:21 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 24 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 02/11/2017 | Tyler Durden
    U.S. Special Operations Command launched a raid in Yemen’s Baida Province on Jan 29, targeting Qassim al-Rimi, the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The first high-profile special forces operation of Trump’s presidency, the raid resulted in the deaths of at least 14 Al Qaeda fighters, 20 civilians and Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens. Three other Americans were reportedly wounded and an Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft was destroyed by U.S. forces after it was heavily damaged in a forced landing. Over the past few days, it has emerged that al-Rimi survived the raid and he has subsequently released an audio...
  • The World Agrees with Donald: Majority Support for Restrictions on Muslim Immigration

    02/09/2017 4:31:39 AM PST · by davikkm · 16 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Have you heard in the media about the two international polls by two of the most respected and highest standard research institutes, that say the vast majority of people worldwide agree with Donald trump’s travel restrictions on people from Muslim countries? No? That’s because almost none of the MSM have decided to reveal them. But they do exist.* Chatham House and Pew Research Center (two of the world’s most respected, gold standard researchers) have both carried out international surveys to determine the prevalent attitudes across ten countries to the idea of Muslims and Muslim immigration.
  • The Real Power Of Trump

    02/02/2017 9:36:22 AM PST · by PingPongChampion · 13 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | February 1st, 2017 | T. Carter
    Donald Trump is more than just the leader of the free world, he is a movement in and of himself. Using a single tweet or Facebook post, he can reach millions of Americans and make or break a single idea. If Donald Trump tweets a stranger's name, that stranger becomes famous overnight. If Donald Trump doesn't like the way mainstream media covers his policies, he can change the narrative in an instant. There has never been a more powerful man in American politics than Donald Trump. His very existence as an entity on the world stage is historic. When Trump...
  • Ex-Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev: ‘World Is Preparing for War’

    01/27/2017 11:22:31 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/27/2017 | Alexander Smith
    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned Friday that "it all looks as if the world is preparing for war." Gorbachev, who was head of the socialist state when it dissolved in 1991, wrote the comments in an opinion piece for Time magazine. Image: Mikhail Gorbachev Mikhail Gorbachev AFP/Getty Images "More troops, tanks and armored personnel carriers are being brought to Europe," the 85-year-old wrote. "NATO and Russian forces and weapons that used to be deployed at a distance are now placed closer to each other, as if to shoot point-blank." The 1990 Nobel Peace Prize-winner added: "Politicians and military leaders...
  • Casting Off The Cords...Psalm 1 and 2 pt 6

    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.(Psalm 2:1-4)According to the Divine Psalmist, the Kings of the Earth and the rulers have embarked on an all-encompassing liberation movement, seeking to use their influence to break society free from the “bands” and “cords” of the religion of the LORD and his...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- All the Water on Planet Earth

    05/15/2012 4:39:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    NASA ^ | May 15, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: How much of planet Earth is made of water? Very little, actually. Although oceans of water cover about 70 percent of Earth's surface, these oceans are shallow compared to the Earth's radius. The above illustration shows what would happen is all of the water on or near the surface of the Earth were bunched up into a ball. The radius of this ball would be only about 700 kilometers, less than half the radius of the Earth's Moon, but slightly larger than Saturn's moon Rhea which, like many moons in our outer Solar System, is mostly water ice. How...
  • Unearthed: the humble origins of world diplomacy (A Preserved Library from 1340BC discovered!)

    01/19/2003 11:04:10 AM PST · by vannrox · 9 replies · 375+ views
    UK Independent ^ | 19 January 2003 | By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent
    Unearthed: the humble origins of world diplomacy By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent 19 January 2003 Archaeologists have discovered evidence of an invasion of the Middle East by one of the world's first superpowers, which destroyed much of the region 33 centuries ago. Under the ruins of a 3,800-year-old royal palace in western Syria they have found part of an ancient diplomatic and administrative library, the most important archaeological discovery of its kind for more than 20 years. Accounts on clay tablets describe the region's conquest by one of the Bronze Age's superpowers, the Hittite Empire, in 1340BC. This helped to...
  • Six maps that will make you rethink the world

    06/29/2016 8:35:55 AM PDT · by lulu16 · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2016 | Ana Swanson
    "We don’t often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms — a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than 200 nations. But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, obsolete. Khanna is the author of the new book “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization,” in which he argues that the arc of global history is undeniably bending toward integration. Instead of the boundaries that separate sovereign nations, the lines that we should put on our maps are the high-speed railways, broadband cables and shipping...
  • Minor Regrets: Coming Close Is Not A Tragedy

    06/08/2016 5:32:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Marvin Olasky
    I’m going through life without ever having hit a home run. To hit a ball perfectly and round the bases, touching home: That must be a pleasure. Once I came close. Just turning 26 and finishing my dissertation, I played on the American Culture team in the University of Michigan graduate school coed softball league, one of the weakest leagues imaginable. Susan had finished her undergraduate career there and was technically ineligible, but we were short of women who didn’t -- to use a phrase from those sexist days -- throw like girls. Here’s the scene, one week before our...
  • Obama Braces for Donald Trump Questions From World Leaders

    05/22/2016 8:13:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 51 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | GARDINER HARRIS
    Officially, the top world leaders who gather Thursday at the Group of 7 summit meeting will talk about shared concerns, like global trade or the Islamic State. But their private discussions are likely to cover a topic that is not on the agenda: Donald J. Trump. President Obama now hears questions in his meetings with world leaders about whether Mr. Trump has a realistic shot at becoming president. For months, Mr. Obama has answered those questions with an emphatic “no.” But this week’s summit meeting in Japan is the first among major allies since Mr. Trump moved decisively toward securing...
  • Trump: The world's a total mess; I can fix it, Hillary can't

    05/20/2016 8:33:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-20-16 | Fox & Friends
    May. 20, 2016 - 10:24 - Presumptive GOP nominee speaks out on EgyptAir crash
  • Clinton says "whole world" wants her to beat Trump

    05/04/2016 12:54:28 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 112 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Talk about raising the stakes: Hillary Clinton says the “whole world” is pulling for her to defeat Donald Trump in November’s election.
  • This world map shows every country’s major export

    04/02/2016 12:28:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/02/2016 | Joe Myers, World Economic Forum
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch Do you know what your country’s biggest export is? Now, thanks to this map put out by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, you can find out. The map does not include the export of services, but highlights some interesting insights and global trends. Part of their Transforming World Atlas, the report highlights “how many countries in the world are dependent on commodities as the primary source of foreign income.” In a volatile global commodities market, it is a reminder of the risk posed by falling oil prices to economies around the world. The...
  • MEMRI: Arab world self-criticism in wake of Brussels attacks

    03/29/2016 7:04:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    inn ^ | 3/29/16 | Hillel Fendel
    Following the Islamic jihadist terrorist attacks in Brussels last week that killed 35 and wounded over 300, the Arab press reacted with blame for the West and certain countries in the region for supporting terrorism. A columnist for the Palestinian Authority (PA) daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, for instance, wrote recently that ISIS lacks the power and ability to carry out massive attacks like those in Paris and Brussels, and that they were actually orchestrated by Israel, using ISIS as a tool. Now, however, MEMRI – the Middle East Media Research, based in Washington, D.C. – reports on several noteworthy and self-critical...
  • The Meatgrinder of World War I [Verdun]

    03/19/2016 9:04:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 19, 2016 | Robert Bateman
    There is no quick route by which one may approach Verdun. No superhighway passes through this sleepy town, nor do any of France’s fabled “Trains de Grande Vitesse” stop here. There is only the local line, and even that humbled creaking route terminates in Verdun. In the end, one can only come to this hallowed ground slowly, by a small four-car train or by narrow two-lane road. This is as it should be. Some 250,000 men died in these few square miles of turf, and one should not rush into a graveyard.