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  • Donald Trump Is 'impeachable' for Doing 'irreparable' Harm to U.S., House Democrat Says

    09/21/2018 3:34:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 20, 2018 | Jessica Kwong
    President Donald Trump has done “irreparable” damage to the United States and is “impeachable,” regardless of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, a House Democrat said Thursday. Texas Representative Al Green, who has forced two failed votes to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, renewed his call in an interview with Hill.TV. "What he has done to this society is harmful and in some cases it may be irreparable,” Green said on the media outlet’s Rising show. He gave the example of Trump telling “police officers that you don’t have to be nice, when you’re arresting someone.” "These are the kinds of...
  • Shipping Containers Carrying $104 Million In Bank Notes Have Gone Missing In Liberia

    09/20/2018 10:12:26 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 16 replies
    QUARTZ ^ | 20 September 2018 | Yinka Adegoke
    It was brazen even by Liberian standards. Shipping containers carrying the equivalent of US $104 million in Liberian bank notes, ordered by the Central Bank from printers in Sweden and China, arrived at Liberia’s port and then vanished.
  • Lake Victoria, Tanzania: Hundreds feared missing as ferry capsizes

    09/20/2018 11:52:47 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/20/18
    Hundreds of people are feared missing after a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria in north Tanzania. A local official told the BBC five people have died and 102 have been rescued, but another said that the vessel was overloaded with more than 400 people on board. The MV Nyerere ferry overturned near the shore between the islands of Ukora and Bugolora. Locals have joined with emergency teams in rescue efforts. The Tanzanian government has confirmed the ferry capsized but exact figures for those on board are yet to be confirmed. "We pray to God to give us hope in...
  • Red Tide & Blaming Farmers & Global Warming Yet it Conforms to Pi

    09/17/2018 5:51:52 PM PDT · by dontreadthis
    armstrong economics ^ | Sep 17, 2018 | Martin Armstrong
    If you ever live at the shore, one thing that crops up in 13-year cycles is what they call Red Tide. The traditional explanation I have always heard is that is caused by farming and the runoff of their pesticides that contaminate the water. I use to hear that in New Jersey and the same thing in Florida. It seems to be linked to the same people who promote Global Warming who want us to starve and stop driving to work. I would ask, where is the runoff from farmers when there are none in this area? It would go...
  • SNOW ON THE SAVANNAH Giraffes and elephants wander about in the snow...

    09/11/2018 6:25:49 AM PDT · by jerod · 26 replies
    The sun ^ | September 11, 2018
    Pictures of the snow covered creatures have swept across social media as viewers marvel at the bizarre scenes. Kitty Viljoen captured elephants enjoying the snow in the Sneeuberg on the Western Cape of South Africa, where snow hit late last week. Sneeuberg translates to Snow Mountain and dustings are not unusual across parts of South Africa in the winter, but this cold snap comes particularly late in the season. She also photographed giraffes in snow in the Karoo semi-desert region.
  • Cleric predicts Trump’s untimely exit from office

    09/10/2018 9:18:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Guardian of Nigeria ^ | September 11, 2018 | Chris Irekamba
    Founder of Ambassadors Mission International Incorporated in Aba, Abia State, Reverend Sylvester Nmanwoke, has predicted that President Donald Trump of the United States (U.S.) will not finish his first term in office. Nmanwoke, who is also President, Apostolic Faith Mission Shekinah International Incorporated (AFM), said America should expect some strange events like fire from the sky that would consume millions of its citizens. Speaking in Lagos at a World Press Conference tagged: President Donald Trump Will Not Finish His First Term, he stressed that Trump is a proud man, who is not born again. He also revealed that former President...
  • Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads to new city

    09/06/2018 11:26:56 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/06/18 | Reid Wilson
    An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in two eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has spread to a major international trading hub with almost a million residents, Congolese health officials said Wednesday. Health officials in Butembo, a city with close links to neighboring Uganda, said they had confirmed that a man who died at Butembo University Hospital had tested positive for the virus. The Congolese health ministry said the man had contact with an Ebola patient in Beni, a city about 25 miles north of Butembo where almost two dozen Ebola victims have been identified, before...
  • China has spent billions in Africa, but some critics at home question why

    09/03/2018 9:05:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    L A Times ^ | Sep 03, 2018 | 9:10 AM | Robyn Dixon
    China has promoted its massive global infrastructure plan, the Belt and Road Initiative, with dancing children singing a propaganda pop song, an animated rap and TV bedtime stories with tinkly background music on how “it helps everyone.” “We’ll share the goodness now, the Belt and Road is how,” the children sing in a 2017 video about President Xi Jinping’s foreign policy cornerstone. But lately the government’s big spending in Africa and elsewhere faces a growing domestic backlash, from leading academics to everyday Chinese on social media websites. “Why is China, a country with over 100 million people who are still...
  • Bono NGO: African Migrants Full Of 'Youthful Energy' Needed to Replace 'Senile,' Aging Europeans

    09/03/2018 5:03:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 9/2/18 | Chris Menahan
    Africa's population is soon going to "double" and "whatever the circumstances" will mass migrate to Europe -- "and that is a good thing," according to the executive director of Bono's "ONE" NGO. "As Africa's population doubles, a lot of them, whatever the circumstances, will be coming to Europe, as economic migrants or as refugees, they will be coming, many of them," ONE co-founder Jamie Drummond told the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade and Defence last year. "And that is a good thing." "Because we will be senile," Drummond said. "We will be senescent demographically. We'll need their youthful...
  • After Deadly Raid, Pentagon Weighs Withdrawing Almost All Commandos From Niger

    09/03/2018 4:24:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 9/2/18 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt
    The Pentagon is considering withdrawing nearly all American commandos from Niger in the wake of a deadly October ambush that killed four United States soldiers. Three Defense Department officials said the plans, if approved by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, would also close military outposts in Tunisia, Cameroon, Libya and Kenya, as well as seven of the eight American elite counterterrorism units operating in Africa. The shift in forces is part of the Pentagon’s defense strategy to focus on threats from China and Russia. But they represent a more severe cut of Special Operations forces in Africa than initially expected, leaving...
  • Muslim Militants Burn Alive Christian Pastor and His Family in Nigeria

    09/02/2018 11:36:30 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Aug 2018 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, P.H.D
    Fulani Muslim militants launched raids on eight villages burning alive a Christian pastor, wife and three of their children. Islamic raiders, with machetes and AK47 rifles, looted destroying 95 houses, farmland and three churches. They killed Pastor Adamu Gyang Wurim and his family by setting fire to their house while them inside and shot his wife. Also, two villagers killed &wounding several others. Local lawyer, Dalyop Solomon Mwantiri, spoke with one of three surviving pastor's children away at University that learned of it on Facebook. "When I called a friend to find out about the situation, the report I received...
  • ‘Dangerous & poisoned’: Critics blast Trump for endorsing white conspiracy theory on South Africa

    08/30/2018 5:00:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Essex Caller ^ | August 30, 2018 | Rosa Lyster and Siobhan O’Grady, The Washington Post
    President Donald Trump’s promotion of a white nationalist conspiracy theory involving South Africa prompted fierce backlash there Thursday and fresh criticism in the United States that he is compromising American foreign policy to stoke his far-right political base. Former U.S. diplomats and South African leaders denounced Trump’s declaration in a tweet late Wednesday that he had instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to monitor the “large scale killing” of white farmers and the government’s expropriations of their land. White nationalist groups have for years spread false claims about the murder rates, which have been widely debunked. Local police data show...
  • ‘Stay out of SA’s affairs,’ Julius Malema warns Donald Trump

    08/28/2018 11:53:41 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 61 replies
    Business Day ^ | AUGUST 23, 2018 | ZIMASA MATIWANE
    On Thursday, EFF leader Julius Malema lashed out at US President Donald Trump‚ whom he referred to as a pathological liar‚ demanding that he stay out of SA’s domestic affairs. This comes after Trump tweeted that he had asked his secretary of state to look into land expropriation without compensation in SA. Malema said at a media briefing at the party’s headquarters in Braamfontein that the EFF would not be intimidated by the US. "We want to send a strong message to the US authorities‚ just like we did to the Australian authorities: stay out of SA’s domestic affairs. "SA...
  • Julius Malema on ‘coloniser’ Theresa May and a ‘United States of Africa’

    08/29/2018 12:01:28 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 7 replies
    The South African ^ | 2018-08-28 | Luke Daniel
    ... During her first visit to the country as United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister, Theresa May, has already caught flack for her support of land expropriation without compensation. Ironically, Malema must not have gotten this memo, as he said: “We have nothing to say about that colonizer May. Actually, the policy of the EFF is for South Africa to pull out of the commonwealth. The commonwealth is presided over by the colonizer and we reject that. That type of respect that we give to the colonizer is the one that perpetuates white supremacy.” United States of Africa Following his dismissal...
  • Migrant in Germany with 542 criminal investigations against him cannot be deported (tr)

    08/28/2018 3:20:25 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 27 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 8/27/2018 | Phoebe South Worth
    An EU migrant facing 542 criminal investigations - including robbery and drugs offences - cannot be deported because authorities don't know where he came from. The man, who arrived in Germany in 1998 without a passport, has allegedly been using legal loopholes to remain in the country. After being was arrested by German police, he claimed to be from North African countries including Algeria and Morocco. ... High commissioner Ruedigar Buchta told German newspaper Bild: 'A third of the proceedings were for possession and purchase of narcotics. 'Some were for the fraudulent acquisition of services like fare dodging. Added to...
  • South Africa farm SEIZURE: Land reform plans SCRAPPED after Trump and May scrutiny

    08/29/2018 1:49:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The Express ^ | August 29, 2018 | Laura Mowat
    The African National Congress (ANC) said that the bill which would have the power to take land away from white farmers to rebalance racial disparities needed to have further consideration. Nonceba Mhlauli, a spokeswoman for the ANC’s chief whip, said: “The bill in its current form would need to be re-considered in light of the process of reviewing Section 25 of the constitution for the expropriation of land without compensation. “Were the bill to be re-introduced, it would contain a clause or clauses reflecting expropriation of land without compensation if that is the way that South Africans have chosen to...
  • Tucker Carlson Tackles South African Farm Murders And Land Appropriation Efforts -

    08/27/2018 5:44:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2018 | Scott Moorefield
    Tucker Carlson is a man who’s never been afraid of tackling sacred cows, but when the Fox News host waded into the South Africa land appropriation issue last Wednesday night, even he was likely not prepared for the backlash he was about to endure.Indeed, Carlson’s Wednesday segment calling South African President Cyril Ramaphosa "a racist" and decrying the U.S. State Department’s lackluster response to the spectre of uncompensated land grabs and the ongoing slaughter of (mostly) white South African farmers brought the ire of all the ‘Usual Suspects,’ including the Anti-Defamation League, Right Wing Watch, the establishment media, liberals of all stripes,...
  • Trump tweets about white farmers while indigenous peoples face annihilation

    08/26/2018 8:09:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 26, 2018 | Raj Patel
    The first time Donald Trump tweeted about Africa, he agonised over white people. After watching Fox News’ coverage of the South African land debate last week, the President of the United States instructed his secretary of state to look into the “large scale killing of farmers”. Followers of Peter Dutton’s nine months tenure at Australia’s home affairs ministry will recognise the lie, peddled by the “alt-right”, that black South Africans are targeting white farmers. As the Guardian reported in June, farmer and farmworker murders are at a 20-year low. But for white people living in every settler state, there’s an...
  • Vladimir Putin makes fresh start in South Africa

    08/26/2018 2:39:27 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 63 replies
    John Helmer in Moscow ^ | August 26, 2018 | John Helmer
    When it comes to support for President Vladimir Putin’s international positions, the South African (SA) Government has been among the most consistent and enthusiastic of any in the world. However, Russian policy in South Africa has been damaged by the behaviour of Russian oligarchs and state businesses implicated in the corrupt schemes of former SA president Jacob Zuma; he is now facing multiple indictments for seeking and taking bribes for himself and his family. Putin’s landing in Johannesburg on Thursday ought to have been the signal for a fresh start. Ahead of his departure from Moscow, Putin’s advisor on foreign...
  • Congo rolls out trial Ebola treatment as death toll rises and virus continues to spread

    08/26/2018 6:31:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    DW ^ | 08/25/2018
    The Health Ministry has said two people who received an experimental Ebola treatment have recovered. Yet officials are worried as the virus continues to spread into conflict areas. The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in eastern Congo has risen to 67 people, health officials said Saturday, with response efforts complicated by the virus spreading further into conflict areas. Since August 1, there have been 105 reported cases of Ebola in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, of which 77 have been confirmed by laboratory tests, according to the Health Ministry. Eleven people have recovered from the virus,...