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  • South Africa Hit by Record Blackouts, Raising Recession Risk

    12/10/2019 12:30:04 PM PST · by grundle · 81 replies ^ | December 9, 2019
    South Africa’s state power company intensified rolling blackouts to a record, signaling a deepening crisis at the debt-ridden utility and raising the risk of a second recession in as many years. Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. said on Monday it will move to Stage 6 load-shedding from 6 p.m. local time, meaning it will cut 6,000 megawatts from the national grid, after a technical problem at the giant new Medupi Power Station curbed supply. That’s the biggest cut yet. The utility downgraded the status to Stage 4 as of 10 p.m. The utility is curbing power for a fifth straight day...
  • Nader, Khawaja, Clintons, Pope Francis, and Elite Converge in UAE & Africa

    12/09/2019 1:15:53 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Corey's Digs ^ | December 8, 2019 | Corey Lynn
    Nader, Khawaja, Clintons, Pope Francis, and Elite Converge in UAE & Africa Welcome to the jungle of elites, criminals, and Pope Francis who all seem to have their eyes set on South Africa, while Russia and China run naval drills off the coast. It’s an interesting intersection of events and individuals. What’s more interesting is the timetable of recently indicted George Nader and Andy Khawaja, along with the Clintons and Pope Francis, that leads to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who also have a big interest in South Africa. With the recent African proverb spoken by Pope Francis, mixed in...
  • ‘LMAO!’ Steve Harvey gave ‘all-time eye roll’ to question about climate change at #MissUniverse2019 [video]

    12/08/2019 9:24:46 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 12 08 2019 | Doug P.
    The 2019 Miss Universe competition has completed, and one aspect of the show that caught the attention of many was the reaction of host Steve Harvey after reading a question for a contestant about climate change. Somebody get that video to Al Gore ASAP! SNIP
  • Live Thread: 2019 Miss Universe Pageant at 7PM ET on the Fox Network live from Atlanta (Sunday, 12/8)

    12/08/2019 4:47:44 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 33 replies ^ | 12/8/19 | Miss Universe
    The 68th Miss Universe Pageant will be broadcast tonight (Sunday, 12/8) live from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, GA on the Fox Network. The pageant starts at 7PM ET and lasts three hours. It’s hosted by Steve Harvey for the 5th consecutive year and broadcast simultaneously on Telemundo in Spanish. The Pre-Shows start at 3PM ET on Telemundo. 90+ contestants from all over the world will be participating. My high school friend’s daughter is representing Puerto Rico (Madison Anderson) so we’ll be watching this evening and hoping that she brings the sixth Miss Universe crown to the island.
  • The Miss Universe Pageant Is Still Sexist as Hell, and Not What We Need Right Now

    11/27/2017 7:59:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Noivember 27, 2017 | Amy Zimmerman
    <p>Nowhere is the gendered double standard more apparent than in the Miss Universe competition.</p> <p>While women in all industries face professional hurdles, pageants are one of the only workplaces where they are required to wear ball gowns while doing so. In this annual competition, women are expected to be gorgeous, intelligent, and poised; to look good in a bikini, ace a question-and-answer segment, represent their entire nation and walk perfectly in high heels. Meanwhile Steve Harvey, the reigning male host, automatically exceeds expectations if he manages to read out the correct winner (and was somehow rehired after fucking up his one and only job).</p>
  • Miss Universe Says 'The Planet Is Dying' After Epic Steve Harvey Eye Roll

    12/09/2019 7:26:34 AM PST · by Morgana · 53 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | Dec, 9, 2019 | Karen Townsend
    Sometimes the host of a beauty pageant can provide as much entertainment as the contestants. Even a perfectly timed eye roll can leave a mark. The 2019 Miss Universe pageant aired December 8 on Fox with Steve Harvey serving as the host. Ninety women from around the world participated. Unlike some other recent beauty pageants, though, this one was striking due to the lack of controversial remarks made by the women. Two questions and answers did raise an eyebrow, though during the segment with the final five contestants. Eventual pageant winner Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi, was asked by Harvey...
  • How Israel-hating rulers ruin a country

    12/07/2019 11:14:23 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/19 | Steve Apfel
    ..... To look for self-defeating behaviour at work we don’t have to go back to ages past. And there is nothing like trouble over public access to water to bring out behaviour of the worst kind. In 2019, touring the Eastern Cape I encountered towns and trendy resorts with this trouble. The government blamed drought. Residents who knew better blamed comrades out of their depth who’d got winks and nods from higher comrades to run town councils. Israel stepped up to the plate. The ambassador put Israeli know-how for desalination and other fresh water solutions at the disposal of dry...
  • Lawyer dies after being shot by gun presented as evidence in court (SA Affirmative Action)

    11/20/2019 7:32:36 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 56 replies ^ | November 20, 2019 | Frank Chung
    A gun presented as evidence in a robbery trial has accidentally discharged in court, killing a prominent lawyer in a freak accident. A prominent South African barrister has been shot and killed in court after a gun presented as evidence in the trial went off. Senior state advocate Addelaid Ferreira-Watt died after the freak shooting at the Ixopo Regional Court on Monday when the shotgun dropped and blasted her in the left hip, News24 reported. “It is alleged that the weapon was brought to court to be entered as evidence in a house robbery case when it accidentally discharged in...
  • Lisa Page Spills Her Adulterous Guts To Molly Jong-Fast; Blue-Check Twitter Clutches Its Pearls

    12/01/2019 8:37:50 PM PST · by an amused spectator · 47 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 1, 2019 | The Twitterati
    Trending on Twitter: Molly Jong-Fast, notorious Twitter Trump-hater and pathetic hack "journalist", writes for The Daily Beast about her interview with Lisa Page, noted Fibbie "woman-about-town". It's Festivus Day for little Lisa!! Page Speaks: ‘There’s No Fathomable Way I Have Committed Any Crime at All'
  • Twitter chief Jack Dorsey announces plans to move to Africa

    12/01/2019 7:44:14 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    Guardian ^ | Fri 29 Nov 2019 | Victoria Bekiempis
    Twitter chief Jack Dorsey said this week that he plans to move to Africa for up to six months next year. The tech executive announced the planned move following a month-long trip visiting entrepreneurs on the continent. “Sad to be leaving the continent … for now. Africa will define the future (especially the bitcoin one!),” Dorsey tweeted from Addis Ababa on Wednesday. “Not sure where yet, but I’ll be living here for 3-6 months mid 2020. Grateful I was able to experience a small part.” Asked for comment, Twitter said in an email: “We’ve nothing to share beyond Jack’s initial...
  • Mexico Unveils First Highway Paved With Recycled Plastic

    11/28/2019 8:38:29 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | November 25, 2019 | FreightWaves, Benzinga
    The first-ever highway partially made of reclaimed plastic was inaugurated in Mexico on Nov. 13. The 2.5-mile stretch of highway in the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico used 1.7 tons of recycled plastic, or the equivalent of 425,000 plastic packaging units, according to Dow Plastics Technology Mexico. "The advantage of using recycled plastic products is that they can be used on all types of highways, not only in high-performance products, which can extend the life span of any paved road," Paula Sans, Dow Mexico's director of packaging and specialty plastics, said in a release. The newly paved stretch of...
  • The Wilson, Rockefeller, & McCarthy Ties

    04/27/2006 7:19:49 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 61 replies · 1,321+ views
    Very interesting stuff going on in the Mary McCarthy files. It appears many of us missed a few important connections: One aspect of her background so far comparatively unexamined is her West African uranium connection. She served in a key government position concerned with West African nations producing yellowcake uranium at the same time that Joseph Wilson was working in the area. The two may be considered members of the “yellowcake community” within the Clinton national security apparatus of the 1990s.There are more questions than answers for the moment, but yellowcake uramium is not only of strategic importance for WMD...
  • Joy Reid claims white Republicans plan to implement South African-NP style apartheid to America

    11/27/2019 6:42:11 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2019 | John Gage
    MSNBC host Joy Reid sternly warned at an event for the American Federation of Teachers union that white Christian Americans will cling to power with tactics that echo South African apartheid.
  • VIDEO: Richard Armitage Name Should Enter Valerie Plame Campaign Zone

    11/24/2019 1:44:19 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 24, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO It is the name that dares not speak its name around Valerie Plame. Although Plame falsely (according to a Washington Post fact check) accused Scooter Libby of leaking her name, the true culprit was Deep State insider Richard Armitage of the State Department. Just the sound of his name makes Valerie Plame very very uncomfortable.
  • Swiss nuclear smuggling suspect claims CIA link [Tinner]

    01/22/2009 3:09:09 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 6 replies · 683+ views
    AP via Google ^ | January 22, 2009 | Frank Jordan
    GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss man suspected of being involved in the world's biggest nuclear smuggling ring claims he supplied the CIA with information that led to the breakup of the black market nuclear network led by Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan. In a documentary airing Thursday on Swiss TV station SF1, Urs Tinner says he tipped off U.S. intelligence about a delivery of centrifuge parts meant for Libya's nuclear weapons program. The shipment was seized at the Italian port of Taranto in 2003, forcing Libya to admit and eventually renounce its efforts to acquire nuclear weapons. The 43-year-old Tinner...
  • Jeffrey Epstein asked victim for nude pics a month before sex-trafficking arrest: Lawsuit

    11/16/2019 9:57:09 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 15, 2019 | Shawn M. Carter, Fox Business
    Jeffrey Epstein, the high-profile sex-trafficking suspect who died in a Manhattan jail, asked for nude photos from one of his victims a month before he was arrested, according to a lawsuit filed this week. The claim against the disgraced financier's $577 million estate says Juliette Bryant initially met Epstein in 2002, when she was a 20-year-old aspiring model living in South Africa. She says she went to a restaurant with Epstein, after being introduced by a model turned journalist, and then attended a speech in Cape Town he gave the following day, according to the suit. Epstein asked Bryant to...
  • 'An indictment of South Africa': whites-only town Orania is booming

    11/03/2019 6:08:47 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 65 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/24/19
    Twenty-five years after apartheid, black people cannot live and work in this small South African city October in Orania can be charming. When the sun sets, long ribbons of burnt orange settle on the horizon. The flies and mosquitoes that come with the summer’s oppressive heat haven’t arrived yet. It is Magdalene Kleynhans’ favourite time of year. “You can sit outside until late into the night,” says the businesswoman, whose family spends much of their time outdoors. Her children fish from the banks of the Orange River whenever they choose. Kleynhans leaves the house unlocked. “It’s a good life. It’s...
  • Largest Child-Sacrifice Graveyard Strikes Huge Blow to Native American Innocence Myth

    11/02/2019 11:18:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 106 replies ^ | 11/1/2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    Every Columbus Day, liberals insist that the story of European colonization is a simple narrative of good versus evil: horrible Europeans came upon innocent Native Americans, introducing slavery, exploitation, and oppression. A massive archaeological discovery blows one of many gaping holes in this narrative. While Europeans did indeed do horrible things, the natives weren't exactly innocent. Two hundred and fifty skeletons of children between the ages of 4 and 14 have been unearthed at Huanchaco, Peru, in what experts say is likely the world's largest child-sacrifice site. Huanchaco is a site of the Chimú culture (1200-1400), a predecessor to the...
  • South African sisters address violence against migrant women (very interesting)

    10/21/2019 8:43:12 AM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Oct 21, 2019 | Doreen Ajiambo
    NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER South African sisters address violence against migrant women Oct 21, 2019 by Doreen Ajiambo JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — Covering her face with her black jacket in her sitting room in Jeppestown, a suburb of Johannesburg, a Malawian woman tells how she was sexually and physically assaulted by her attackers on Sept. 2 during xenophobic violence that left at least 12 people dead. NEW: GSR in the Classroom is a supplementary curriculum that adapts GSR articles for use in Catholic middle and high schools and faith formation programs. Learn more. A machete-wielding gang, believed to have targeted foreign-owned...
  • There’s a pro-Trump rally planned this week – in Pretoria [South Africa]

    10/18/2019 2:22:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Africa Times ^ | October 8, 2019 | The Editor
    United States President Trump may be embattled at home, where he faces an impeachment inquiry and high-stakes diplomatic crises, but right-wing activists are planning a pro-Trump rally this week anyway – in Pretoria. Willie Jordaan, the attorney who leads the Patriots for Minorities movement in South Africa, announced his plans on Monday to host a Trump 2020 support rally at the U.S. Embassy building this Thursday morning. Jordaan condemned the “ridiculous and unfounded” impeachment process in the politically tense U.S. and praised Trump for “keeping an eye on South Africa.” “We would like to thank you for your continued support...