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johnrussell
Trump told the Philippine president that he’s doing a “great job” killing drug dealers Trump continues to be at ease endorsing the country’s brutal campaign. Updated by  Zeeshan Aleem @ZeeshanAleem zeeshan.aleem@vox.com    May 24, 2017, 12:20pm EDT   https://www.vox.com/world/2017/5/24/15684656/trump-philippines-duterte-drugs Getty Images Most American presidents wouldn’t heap praise on a foreign leader for spearheading... 
 
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Trump Visits Holocaust Museum In Israel


By:  @johnrussell, yesterday
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Latest By:  @community, yesterday

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-amazing-time-friends-holocaust-museum-article-1.3188896   President Trump had a grand old time at an Israeli Holocaust museum. On his second day touring the Jewish holy land, Trump stopped by the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem and left a note celebrating the “amazing” time he had there with his "friends." “It is a great honor to be here with all of my friends — so amazing and will never forget!” Trump scrawled in... 
 
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GAZANS TIE UP TRUMP EFFIGY IN ARMED DEMONSTRATION


By:  @community, yesterday
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Latest By:  @johnrussell, yesterday

GAZANS TIE UP TRUMP EFFIGY IN ARMED DEMONSTRATION BY YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA, JPOST.COM STAFF, Jerusalem Post, MAY 23, 2017   Thousands of PFLP-affiliated demonstrators in the Gaza Strip protested Trump's visit to Bethlehem on Tuesday. Armed men point machine guns at effigy of Donald Trump in Gaza protest, May 23 2017.. (photo credit:ARAB MEDIA) Thousands of supporters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in Gaza protested US President Donald Trump's... 
 
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Yikes ! Trump Curtsies To Muslim Potentate


By:  @johnrussell, 4 days ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 2 days ago

                              President* Trump paid homage to the Muslim leader of Saudi Arabia earlier today as he curtsied to King Salman as Salman presented Trump with some phoney baloney diplomatic doo dad.  Keep your eye on the 15 second mark in this video. You will see Trump dip in a curtsey after already having lowered himself in front of the king to receive the medal.  [jrEmbed module="jrYouTube" youtube_id="PEiU56mw90w"]... 
 
buzz-of-the-orient
Canada introduces long-awaited legislation to fully legalise marijuana Two bills, which plan to legalise recreational marijuana by July 2018, divvy up regulation, distribution and sale between federal and provincial governments By Ashifa Kassam, The Guardian, April 13 2017 ‘Canadians ... continue to use cannabis at among the highest rates in the world,’ said Bill Blair, the MP who has been tapped to lead government’s plans for legalisation.  Photograph: Chris Roussakis/AFP/Getty... 
 
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US & China reach trade agreement


By:  @petey-coober, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @petey-coober, one week ago

LINK https://finance.yahoo.com/news/china-agrees-open-market-us-beef-gas-062246943.html   Beijing (AFP) - Beijing and Washington announced Friday an agreement giving US beef, natural gas and certain financial services access to China's massive market in a deal highlighting the warm ties nurtured by their presidents. The US in exchange will allow cooked Chinese poultry to enter US markets. The agreement marked one of the first concrete results of trade discussions that... 
 
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The UN's Obsession against Israel


By:  @community, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @dean-moriarty, 2 weeks ago

The UN's Obsession against Israel by Pierre Rehov, Gatestone Institute, May 13, 2017 The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) met once again on March 20 to debate "Agenda Item 7," a mandatory subject of debate since June 2006, the only one whose goal is systematically to condemn the Israeli democracy for crimes the existence of which remain to be proven. The agenda, officially designed to assess the humanitarian situation in the Palestinian territories, in the light of the... 
 
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Extremist LePen Loses French Presidential Election In A Landslide


By:  @johnrussell, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 2 weeks ago

Kyle Griffin ‏ Verified account   @kylegriffin1 Following More Kyle Griffin Retweeted Nate Silver Landslide. Kyle Griffin added, Nate Silver Verified account   @NateSilver538 Macron headed for a ~31 point win, which will mean polls underestimated him by ~7 pt. A bigger error than Brexit and much bigger than Trump! https:// twitter.com/AlbertoNardell i/status/861280167783747587   …... 
 
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France: Emmanuel Macron, Useful Idiot of Islamism


By:  @community, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @petey-coober, 2 weeks ago

France: Emmanuel Macron, Useful Idiot of Islamism by Yves Mamou, Gatestone Institute, May 7, 2017 Emmanuel Macron (Image source: European External Action Service) During the cold war with the Soviet Union, they were called "Useful Idiots". These people were not members of the Communist Party, but they worked for, spoke in favor of and supported the ideas of Lenin and Stalin. In the 21st century, Communism is finally dead but Islamism has grown and is replacing it as a global threat.... 
 
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GOD SAYS HILLARY IS HIS GREATEST CREATION


By:  @johnrussell, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @johnrussell, 2 weeks ago

  http://dugan49.webs.com/hillary%20is%20God.html GOD SAYS HILLARY IS HIS GREATEST CREATION  In His first interview ever, God came out of hiding to announce the results of His search of the universe for His Greatest Creation Ever. In a close vote He conducted among Himself, He named Hillary Clinton as the Greatest Divine Creation Of All Time. Clinton was chosen over other notable Divine Creations such as the Milky Way Galaxy, The Speed Of Light, a Mother's Love, and Niagra... 
 
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Anne Applebaum ‏ Verified account   @anneapplebaum  Follow More Anne Applebaum Retweeted Samuel Laurent Le Monde will not publish or comment on stolen Macron campaign material until after the vote on Sunday Anne Applebaum added,   Samuel Laurent Verified account   @samuellaurent À propos des #MacronLeaks http://www.... 
 
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Some day my prince will come, say Vanuatu worshippers of mere mortal royal Philip By Jill Gralow, Reuters, May 6, 2017 Chief Jack Malia (2nd R) from the Imanourane Tribe holds photographs of Britain's Prince Philip as he sits next to other villagers in the village of Younanen on Tanna Island in the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, May 6, 2017. Chief Jack Malia from the Imanourane Tribe holds a photograph of Britain's Prince Philip in the village of Younanen on Tanna Island in... 
 
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You Americans think you have a problem with YOUR leader.....


By:  @community, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 3 weeks ago

You Americans think you have a problem with YOUR leader.....maybe you won't want to move to Canada after all. Click this link to see what I mean: http://thenewstalkers.com/buzz-of-the-orient/group_discuss/4034/trudeau-rewards-a-terrorist-with-citizenship  
 
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Europe: Making Itself into the New Afghanistan?


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, one month ago
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Latest By:  @roy-patterson-we-talk-news, 3 weeks ago

Europe: Making Itself into the New Afghanistan? by Giulio Meotti, Gatestone Institute, April 21, 2017 Maastricht, in the Netherlands, is the picturesque city that gave its name to the famous treaty signed in 1992 by the twelve nations of the European Community at the time, and which paved the way for the foundation of today's European Union and the single currency, the euro. Maastricht, however, is also the home of "Tefaf", the most important art and antiques fair in the world. The art... 
 
johnrussell
The UK government was given details last December of allegedly extensive contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow, according to court papers. Reports by  Christopher Steele, a former MI6 officer , on possible collusion between the the Trump camp and the Kremlin are at the centre of a political storm in the US over Moscow’s role in getting  Donald Trump  elected. It was not previously known that the UK intelligence services had also received the dossier but Steele confirmed in a... 
 
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-39729819 Reports are circulating in the media of vulnerable people being encouraged to take their own lives by following a series of online challenges. In Russia, the deaths of some teenagers have been linked to the 'Blue Whale' challenge - though these reports have not been confirmed. The idea is that individuals are invited to complete a number of tasks within a 50-day period. The tasks become increasingly harmful and end with the individual... 
 
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This is why I think that the UN is a worthless body and we should stop supporting them. They have just elected Saudi Arabia, a country with one of the worst, if not the worst record on women's equality for a 4 year term to the UN women's council. What an absolute insult to women everywhere. What the heck are they thinking? What makes matters worse, is that no US news site is reporting this. If you read the addy on this article, you will see that it's ABC's Australian division. Hello,... 
 
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It's Macron and Le Pen


By:  @ambivalent, one month ago
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Latest By:  @ambivalent, one month ago

Macron is a liberal, former investment banker and an avowed internationalist who worked as economic minister in France's Socialist government. Le Pen has run a tough, anti-immigrant campaign and has vowed to take France out of the European Union. The United Kingdom is already in the process of pulling out of the 28-national trading bloc. Were France to also head for the door, most analysts think it would kill an institution that helped keep the peace and bind Europe together for... 
 
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The Seven Wonders Of The World


By:  @johnrussell, one month ago
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Latest By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, one month ago

Here is a quiz for y'all.  See how many of the 7 wonders of the world you can name. There are four categories.  1. The original seven wonders of the world , which are related to antiquity. 2. The "modern" seven wonders of the world. 3. The "natural" seven wonders of the world as listed by CNN in 1999.  4. And the seven wonders of the world as voted by online readers in a 2007 poll.    I'll give you some broad hints. The ancient ones center around the Mediterranean area.... 
 
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Canada police arrest 104 men in child prostitution dragnet


By:  @randy, one month ago
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Latest By:  @randy, one month ago

21 April 2017 Canadian police have arrested 104 men in connection with a child prostitution ring in and around the Toronto area. York Regional Police say the men attempted to purchase sex with an undercover officer, who posed as a girl between the ages of 13 and 16 online. Police targeted men who searched for prostitutes online, but did not arrest men who were seeking sex with an adult. In Canada, adults are allowed to sell sexual services, but it is illegal to buy sex.... 
 
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The Russians are off the hook. The chattering geniuses have discovered a new villain to blame for the shattering demise of their heroine, Hillary. White guys did it. The same reporters who cheered Hillary’s every misstep and doubted every Trump triumph are now trying to convince us that Hillary would be wearing the presidential pants suits today if only her staffers had not forgotten about white voters. That is what we learned from Shattered, the latest 2016 campaign obituary that... 
 
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Theresa May to seek general election on 8 June


By:  @randy, one month ago
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Latest By:  @randy, one month ago

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum. Explaining the decision, Mrs May said: "The country is coming together but Westminster is not." Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party wanted the election, calling it a chance to get a government that puts "the majority first". The prime minister will refuse to take part in televised... 
 
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Is Hillary still the Secretary of State ?!


By:  @petey-coober, 2 months ago
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Latest By:  @pj, one month ago

Is Hillary still the Secretary of State ?! I'm only inquiring about this because she seems to still have an influence on foreign affairs . No I'm NOT making this up . Here is a very recent news item for reference [from Thursday] : LINK : http://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-hillary-clinton-idUSKBN179058 Brief excerpts : Hillary Clinton calls for U.S. to bomb Syrian air fields .... Asked whether she now believes that failing to take a tougher stand against Syria was her worst foreign... 
 
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How the Rest of the World is Reacting to the US Airstrike on Syria


By:  @ambivalent, 2 months ago
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Latest By:  @1ofmany, 2 months ago

Hours after President Trump ordered a missile strike on a Syrian air base, responses from the rest of the world are beginning to stack up. The U.S. military operation, which fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Shayrat air base, was conducted in retaliation for an apparent chemical attack by Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces. Middle East Trump Orders Syria Airstrikes After 'Assad Choked Out The Lives' Of Civilians The... 
 
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Putin ‘Gay Clown’ Image Now Illegal In Russia


By:  @bob-nelson, 2 months ago
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Latest By:  @barney-frank, 2 months ago

Original article by Michael Stone - Progressive Secular Humanist ------------------------------------- (Putin ‘Gay Clown’ Image via Reddit)  But he’s so pretty… Images depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “gay clown” are now illegal, because reasons. CNN reports : It is now illegal in Russia to distribute any images that depict President Vladimir Putin wearing makeup and implying he is gay. Time reports : The Russian Justice Ministry has... 
 
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