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  • The Chinese-funded dam project in Africa may lead to regional instability

    01/20/2021 6:30:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/20/2021 | Andrea Widburg
    A potentially dangerous regional war may be developing in Northeast Africa thanks to the Chinese-funded Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). It seems that, wherever people grab onto Chinese money, despair follows.The Nile is the longest river in Africa and may be the longest in the world. (The Amazon competes with it for that title.) While Egypt’s historic prominence means that most people instinctively associate the Nile with that country, the great river actually runs through eleven nations. The White Nile begins in Rwanda or Burundi, flowing north through Tanzania, Uganda, and South Sudan. The Blue Nile begins in Ethiopia, flowing...
  • Gov. Inslee announces international travel restrictions amid COVID-19 mutation

    12/22/2020 1:36:08 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    komonews ^ | 12/21/2020 | KOMO News Staff
    SEATAC, Wash. - Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday announced new international travel restrictions from the United Kingdom and South Africa and other nations that have reported cases of a COVID-19 virus that has mutated. The governor made the announcement during a news conference that was livestreamed. “What we’re announcing today is to try to reduce the rate of infection coming from these other countries, which will work in parallel with all of the individual efforts to keep our families and our loved ones safe this holiday season,” Inslee said.
  • Biden wants to convene an international 'Summit for Democracy'. He shouldn't (Barfidy barf barf. Two bits)

    12/22/2020 10:59:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 22/12/20 | David Adler, Stephen Wertheim
    Democracy is in disrepair. Over the past four years, President Donald Trump has mocked its rules and norms, accelerating the decay of democratic institutions in the United States. We are not alone: a global reckoning is underway, with authoritarian leaders capitalizing on broken promises and failed policies. To reverse the trend, President-elect Joe Biden has proposed to convene a Summit for Democracy. His campaign presents the summit as an opportunity to “renew the spirit and shared purpose of the nations of the Free World”. With the US placing itself once again “at the head of the table”, other nations can...
  • China flight attendants may start wearing diapers as a COVID-19 precaution

    12/11/2020 11:46:46 AM PST · by lightman · 25 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 11 December A.D. 2020 | Claudia Dimuro
    Flight attendants on Chinese flights were advised to start wearing disposable diapers as a protective measure against COVID-19. CNN Travel reports that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced late in November new guidelines for COVID-19 protocol among airlines traveling to high-risk areas. The guidelines list the usual protective measures such as medical masks and gloves; some items even list goggles and disposable shoe covers. But it was the mention of the disposable diapers that inspired the most chatter. The document states, “It is recommended that cabin crew members wear disposable diapers and avoid using the lavatories barring special...
  • USA, 31 other countries sign document declaring ‘there is no international right to abortion’

    10/27/2020 6:48:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/27/2020 | Ryan Foley
    The United States, along with 31 other countries, signed on Thursday a document declaring that “there is no international right to abortion.”The two-page Geneva Consensus Declaration on Protecting Women’s Health and Strengthening the Family was cosponsored by the U.S., Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia and Uganda. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the signing of the document took place at a virtual multinational ceremony instead of at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, as originally scheduled. The other signatories to the Geneva Consensus Declaration were Bahrain, Belarus, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Djibouti, Eswatini, The...
  • America May Need International Intervention (barf alert)

    10/06/2020 1:46:01 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 06 2020 | Peter Beinart
    The rightful president of Belarus, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, appeared via video last month before the United Nations Human Rights Council. Her country’s August election, she declared, had been “stolen.” Despite objections from a representative of the Belarusian government, who said she had no right to address the body, Ms. Tikhanovskaya implored the United Nations to act. “Standing up for democratic principles and human rights is not interfering in internal affairs,” she insisted, “it is a universal question of human dignity.” No one knows how Donald Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis will affect his presidential campaign, but before falling ill, he repeatedly suggested that...
  • Unmasking The Science You Aren’t Hearing On TV | COVID-19 Facts from the Frontline

    07/14/2020 11:01:01 AM PDT · by Vendome · 13 replies
    Tony Robbins Youtube Channel ^ | May 23, 2020 | Tony Robbins
    Boom! This from May 2020 and You Have to Listen to this!!! Do not let your opinion about Tony dissuade you. These doctors tell the truth. Their numbers are now outdated but, at that time, completely in line with the facts Introducing the “Facts From the Frontlines” episode of #TheTonyRobbinsPodcast – where Tony uncovers the truth about coronavirus with a 7-person panel of highly qualified researchers, an experienced epidemiologist, a Nobel Laureate, and M.D.s testing and treating patients on the frontlines. Together, they reveal the evidence-based research that has come to light in the last two months. This is one...
  • UN chooses Ban Ki-moon's replacement

    10/06/2016 4:34:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/10/16
    JTA - The choice for next secretary-general of the United Nations said he wants to be an “honest broker” and a “bridge builder.” Antonio Guterres, a former prime minister of Portugal, was approved unanimously by the Security Council on Thursday after several straw polls in recent days. The General Assembly, made up of 193 nations, is expected to approve the choice in its vote next week. Until December, Guterres served 10 years as the UN high commissioner for refugees. He said the experience prepared him for his new post. Guterres, 67, told The Associated Press before the closed door Security...
  • George Floyd "protests" go international - BLM activists marched on US embassy in London

    05/31/2020 3:21:32 PM PDT · by rxsid · 23 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 05.31.2020 | Ross Ibbetson
    "Police arrest eleven people after 'assault on officers' as thousands of Black Lives Matter activists marched on US embassy in London and crowds gathered peacefully around UK demanding 'justice' for George Floyd killed by cops 4,000 miles away in US Eleven people were arrested in London today as thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters peacefully marched on the US Embassy in London, with hundreds more taking to the streets of Cardiff and Manchester, to demonstrate against the killing of George Floyd. Chants of, 'I can't breathe,' rebounded across the Thames this afternoon, the words Floyd was heard gasping before his...
  • Rant: Why are we allowing international travel from non-citizens?

    05/21/2020 3:45:17 PM PDT · by CatOwner · 21 replies
    Fox Business News (Lou Dobbs) | 5/21/2020 | Self
    I was just listening to Lou Dobbs on Fox Business News with my wife, and apparently the US has been allowing international air travel from *non-citizens* for quite some time. Including from China. I didn't stick around for the rest of the details, figuring I would toss something at the TV.
  • COVID19 Files – Scientific Investigation On Mysterious Origin Of Coronavirus

    03/14/2020 4:40:57 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 71 replies
    Great Game India ^ | February 21, 2020 | Last modified on March 1st, 2020 at 11:45 pm, | Staff
    As Wuhan’s Coronavirus poses an increasing global threat, more and more experts from various countries have also cast more attention to the source of the new crown virus (COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2). In this scientific investigation on the mysterious origin of Coronavirus we explore the sources of New Coronavirus from five major areas, including epidemiological investigation, virus gene comparison, cross-species infection research, key “intermediate hosts” and the findings on the Wuhan P4 lab, to provide readers with a deep and completely scientific perspective. Two months have elapsed since the outbreak of New Coronavirus in Wuhan, but the scientific community’s knowledge is...
  • A historic gathering for all of humanity'

    01/22/2020 2:55:19 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/1/20
    The President's Residence hosted an official reception Wednesday evening with heads of state and delegates from around the world who have responded to President Reuben Rivlin's invitation to the International Holocaust Forum. The event is also attended by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Blue and White Chairman Benny Gantz, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Esther Hayut, IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz and others. Speaking at the reception, Rivlin said: "This is a historic gathering, not only for the State of Israel and the Jewish people, but for all of humanity. Tonight...
  • Travel Advisory: United States of America (Amnesty International)

    08/07/2019 5:31:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Amnesty International travel advisory for the country of the United States of America calls on people worldwide to exercise caution and have an emergency contingency plan when traveling throughout the USA. This Travel Advisory is being issued in light of ongoing high levels of gun violence in the country. Click Link to Read: Amnesty International US Travel Advisory
  • Judicial Watch Weekly Update: A Massive Hole in TSA Security

    07/15/2019 12:57:30 PM PDT · by OfficialJudicialWatch · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 15, 2019
    Next time you’re waiting in your socks as your luggage is rifled through by security at the TSA checkpoint, you might reflect on how unchecked people and vehicles are getting through security in other parts of the airport. Our Corruption Chronicles blog exposes the disturbing facts. The massive agency created after 9/11 to protect the nation risks security at U.S. airports by letting airlines impose expedited measures to keep traffic flowing, according to government officials interviewed by Judicial Watch. “The airlines call the shots,” said a veteran federal agent who has worked at one of the nation’s largest airports as...
  • Dem Rep. Torres: I Hope International Courts Will ‘File Humanitarian Crimes’ Over Border Conditions

    07/03/2019 6:27:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/02/0219 | Ian Hanchett
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of “CNN Tonight,” Representative Norma Torres (D-CA) discussed the conditions at the border and expressed hope that international courts will “file humanitarian crimes” against the U.S. government and the Trump administration. Torres said, “I pray to God that the international courts will get involved and file humanitarian crimes against this government, against this administration that has allowed this to happen.”
  • Comparing the Global Rate of Mass Public Shootings to the U.S.’s and Changes Over time

    11/24/2018 3:13:16 PM PST · by richardb72 · 30 replies
    Social Science Research Network ^ | November 22, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    Please download a copy of this important new report: Abstract The U.S. is well below the world average in terms of the number of mass public shootings, and the global increase over time has been much bigger than for the United States. Over the 18 years from 1998 to 2015, our list contains 2,354 attacks and at least 4,880 shooters outside the United States and 53 attacks and 57 shooters within our country. By our count, the US makes up less than 1.15% of the mass public shooters, 1.49% of their murders, and 2.20% of their attacks. All these are...
  • 21 of the most surprising McDonald's menu items you still can't get in America

    10/27/2018 7:37:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 2, 2018 | Jessica Tyler
    • McDonald's locations worldwide have unique menus that reflect the local cuisine of that country. • Many of these items aren't available in the United States. • We've rounded up some of the most interesting menu items from McDonald's locations around the world. Whether it be masala veggie burgers in India or rice and beans in Costa Rica, international McDonald's menus feature a wide variety of options that aren't available in the United States. In addition to the classic Big Mac and fries, every McDonald's restaurant in the world has a custom menu that reflects the typical cuisine of that...
  • Poll: Trump increasingly unpopular globally - except in Israel

    10/04/2018 4:21:27 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 93 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/10/18
    While America's global image has "plummeted" during US President Donald Trump's presidency, Israelis give high marks to his administration and the country as a whole, according to the Pew Research Center. Israelis were often three times more likely to give Trump a positive rating than those surveyed in other allied countries, including Mexico, Germany, Canada and France, according to a Pew poll released Monday. Eight out of 10 Israelis express a favorable opinion of the United States and more than half believe that America is doing more to address global problems than a few years ago. "Israel also tops the...
  • Cruz Is Right on Space Station

    07/21/2018 6:52:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2018 | Brian McNicoll
    It’s not often you hear Ted Cruz support keeping a government research program alive when the administration wants to defund it and turn it over to the private sector, but that is what is happening with the International Space Station. And Cruz has a solid case.The administration announced earlier this year it wants to end direct funding to the space station by 2025 – three years ahead of schedule. Jim Bridenstine, the former congressman from Oklahoma who is now NASA administrator, said he is talking to companies about forming a consortium to operate the space station after the government funding...
  • Soyuz MS-07 returns station crew to Earth after 168 days in space

    06/03/2018 12:56:27 PM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies
    June 3, 2018 — A Russian spacecraft carrying three crew members home from a five month stay on the International Space Station returned to Earth on Sunday (June 3). Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Norishige "Neemo" Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and astronaut Scott "Maker" Tingle of NASA touched down aboard Russia's Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft on the steppe of Kazakhstan. Descending under a parachute, the gumdrop-shape capsule was further slowed by braking thrusters and landed southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan at 8:39 a.m. EDT (1239 GMT or 6:39 p.m. local Kazakh time). "That was a good ride!"...