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perrie-berlin-halpern
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, 2 days ago
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Latest By:  @ambivalent, 9 hours 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, 19 hours ago
Comments:  8
Latest By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 18 hours 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, 3 days ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 2 days 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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Europe: Making Itself into the New Afghanistan?


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 4 days ago
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Latest By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 4 days 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... 
 
xxjefferson51
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 week ago
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Latest By:  @randy, one week 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... 
 
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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Is Hillary still the Secretary of State ?!


By:  @petey-coober, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @pj, 2 weeks 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 weeks ago
Comments:  18
Latest By:  @1ofmany, 2 weeks 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 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @barney-frank, 2 weeks 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... 
 
johnrussell
A  barrel bomb  is a type of  improvised explosive device  used extensively by the  Syrian Air Force  during the  Syrian civil war . They are typically made from a  barrel  that has been filled with  High Explosives , along with  shrapnel  and/or  oil . In Syria they are typically dropped from a  helicopter . [1]  Due to the large amount of explosives that can be packed into a barrel the resulting detonation can be devastating. [2] [3]  The Syrian military... 
 
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ConCourt dismisses rhino trade appeal


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

  The ConCourt finding has massive implications for the future of the ungulate. Buying and selling rhino horn is now legal in South Africa following the department of environmental affairs’ failure to convince the Constitutional Court of the need to appeal a High Court decision to overturn the moratorium on domestic trade in rhino horn. The ConCourt finding has massive implications for the future of the ungulate. In its application to the ConCourt, the DEA noted... 
 
buzz-of-the-orient
Church of England, PM Theresa May, lash out after ‘Easter’ dropped from annual egg hunt By Susan Hogan, The Washington Post, Reported by National Post, April 5, 2017 "This marketing campaign . . . highlights the folly in airbrushing faith from Easter," said a statement from the Church of England. (easter.cadbury.co.uk) A move in Britain to rebrand a national Easter Egg Hunt as simply an “egg hunt” to appeal to non-Christian children has drawn condemnation from the Church of England... 
 
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The Doomsday Vault: Humanity’s salvation?


By:  @johnrussell, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 3 weeks ago

http://cbshw.com/news/the-doomsday-vault-svalbard-global-seed-vault/   Spring is the season home gardeners plant seeds for the vegetables they hope to harvest in the fall. Unbeknownst to most of us, a team of experts is looking much further ahead -- taking extraordinary efforts to keep the world evergreen in the event of some future apocalypse. Seth Doane reports our Cover Story:    Deep beneath the barren surface of the Arctic tundra in Norway is the Svalbard Global... 
 
johnrussell
The chair - complete with a bare chest and penis - is "exclusive for men," with the aim of making them feel as uncomfortable as women who have been sexual assaulted on the transport system   The Mexico City Metro has installed a 'sexist seat' - complete with a flaccid penis - on its network to highlight the repeated sexual harassment women face on  trains  every day. The chair has been modified to have the appearance of a man, including a bare chest, nipples and penis.... 
 
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Naked demonstrators kill sheep under Auschwitz gates


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

Police in Poland have detained at least 11 people after a naked demonstration at the Auschwitz museum, on the site of the former Nazi death camp. The museum said "a group of people killed a sheep, undressed and chained themselves together". The incident took place beneath the main gate, which bears the infamous slogan "Arbeit Macht Frei" ("Work sets you free"). The motive behind the demonstration was unclear, officials said. A firecracker was also launched in the car park.... 
 
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Trump Jr. called a ‘disgrace’ for criticizing London mayor after attacks


By:  @johnrussell, one month ago
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Latest By:  @cerenkov, one month ago

  http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170323/trump-jr-called-disgrace-for-criticizing-london-mayor-after-attacks By The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. is facing criticism for a tweet sent in the hours after Wednesday's London attack that included a months-old comment from London Mayor Sadiq Khan that terror attacks are part of living in a big city, but left out that Khan was noting that residents need to "be prepared" for such attacks. Trump Jr. tweeted : "You... 
 
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BREAKING NEWS: Reports of shots outside UK Parliament


By:  @krishna, one month ago
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Latest By:  @sister-mary-agnes-ample-bottom2, one month ago

Shots are reported to have been fired close to the Houses of Parliament in central London. Politicians and journalists have tweeted about hearing loud crashes outside the buildings, Witnesses said they saw people being treated for wounds and reported seeing a man with a knife in the grounds. (LINK)  
 
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Teacher from Canadian Arctic wins global prize in Dubai


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

Teacher from Canadian Arctic wins global prize in Dubai AFP (Reported by Yahoo News) March 20, 2017 Canadian teacher Maggie MacDonnell delivers a speech after receiving the Global Teacher Prize during a ceremony in Dubai on March 19, 2017 (AFP Photo/KARIM SAHIB) Dubai (AFP) - A Canadian who teaches at a school in a fly-in only village in the Arctic won a $1-million Global Teacher Prize at a ceremony in Dubai on Sunday. Maggie MacDonnell, praised for "changing the lives of her... 
 
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Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on earth


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

Happy Norwegian fans at an international football game in 2009 Norway is the happiest place on earth, according to a United Nations agency report - toppling neighbour Denmark from the number one position. The World Happiness Report measures "subjective well-being" - how happy the people are, and why. Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and and Finland round out the top five, while the Central African Republic came last. Western Europe and North America dominated the top of... 
 
johnrussell
Protesters have criticised controversial and radical new bills which limit calls to prayers from mosques, including one prohibiting the use of loudspeakers.   The bills, which today won preliminary approval in a heated parliamentary debate, are aimed at improving the quality of life for people living near mosques in Israel and East Jerusalem who have been losing sleep due to calls sounding before 5am.    But outraged opponents say the legislation is 'racist' and claim it... 
 
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History of Israel-Palestine Conflict Explained In 12 Minutes


By:  @johnrussell, one month ago
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Latest By:  @bob-nelson, one month ago

[jrEmbed module="jrYouTube" youtube_id="1wo2TLlMhiw"]   another one [jrEmbed module="jrYouTube" youtube_id="iRYZjOuUnlU"]  
 
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German police bring McDonald's meals to custody cells


By:  @randy, 2 months ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 2 months ago

Police in a German town are heading to McDonald's to collect fast food for people in their custody cells after a catering contract fell through. Those being held at the police station in Bergisch-Gladbach near Cologne can choose between a hamburger, cheeseburger or veggie burger from the fast food chain, which has an outlet across the road, the Express newspaper reports . There's also a "McToast" breakfast option for those waking up after a night in the cells. The more substantial... 
 
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The American Dream has moved to Canada


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 2 months ago
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Latest By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 2 months ago

The American Dream has moved to Canada Those of you who live south of the Canada/US border might be interested in this article posted on the Canada, the True North Strong and Free group http://thenewstalkers.com/buzz-of-the-orient/group_discuss/3901/the-american-dream-has-moved-to-canada  
 
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