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  • The Implicit Desperation of China’s “Social Credit” System

    11/18/2018 12:36:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | November 15, 2018 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Other governments are keenly interested in following China’s lead. I’ve been pondering the excellent 1964 history of the Southern Song Dynasty’s capital of Hangzhou, Daily Life in China on the Eve of the Mongol Invasion, 1250-1276 by Jacques Gernet, in light of the Chinese government’s unprecedented “Social Credit Score” system, which I addressed in Kafka’s Nightmare Emerges: China’s “Social Credit Score”. The scope of this surveillance is so broad and pervasive that it borders on science fiction: a recent Western visitor noted that train passengers hear an automated warning on certain lines, in Mandarin and English, that their compliance with...
  • John Kerry: Europe must tackle climate change or face migration chaos

    11/16/2018 8:24:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 15, 2018 | by Patrick Wintour, Diplomatic editor
    Europe faces even deeper political turmoil and the possibility of mass migration from Africa unless the world urgently addresses the threat of climate change, the former US secretary of state John Kerry said on Thursday. In the discussion with the Observer Kerry said: “We are heading for catastrophe unless we respond to some life-threatening challenges very rapidly. We have a climate-denying president that pulls us out of the the Paris climate change agreement at a time when literally every day matters. “Europe is already crushed under this transformation that is taking place due to migration. In Germany Angela Merkel is...
  • Infosys to open tech hub in Texas, hire 500 American workers

    11/15/2018 11:09:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | November 14, 2018 | The Press Trust of India
    Highlights • Last year, Infosys had announced setting up of four such hubs and hiring about 10,000 locals in the US by 2019 • Infosys has hired over 6,200 American workers since May 2017...
  • Tiny Pakistan village which sent EVERY able-bodied man to fight in World War One [tr]

    10/26/2018 6:32:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2018 | Cait Kelly
    A nineteenth century cannon sits at the entrance of a Pakistani village, the huge monument casts a striking silhouette against the dust and cobble alleyways of the small agricultural village. Nestled in the rocky hills of Punjab's salt ranges, blasted by heat in the summer, the village of Dulmial is a far cry from the freezing mud of the Flanders trenches. Locally, Dulmial is now known simply as the 'village with the gun' but when the man who uncovered the horrors, and heroics that the cannon symbolized, first saw it, it meant nothing to him, The Telegraph reports.
  • Crying children are placed in COW DUNG by their parents who rub it into their skin to [tr]

    11/12/2018 5:58:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 12, 2018 | Clare Anderson
    This is the shocking moment crying children are placed in cow dung for the Hindu festival of Govardhan Puja. The children are put on top of the dung which is decorated in flowers as parents rub it onto their skin for good luck in India. It is hoped that the children will be granted good health and protected from disease as a result of the puja, a prayer or ritual.
  • Matric cheating scandal as Gauteng principal gives pupils exam answers

    11/11/2018 9:11:05 PM PST · by massmike · 22 replies
    mybroadband.co.za ^ | 11/12/2018 | n/a
    Mpontsheng Secondary School in Gauteng is at the centre of a matric exam cheating scandal. According to a report by the City Press, the principal of the school walked into a geography matric exam and handed out answers to paper 1 to pupils. South Africa’s matric exams have come under severe scrutiny in recent years, with allegations of cheating affecting pockets of pupils and teachers. However, cheating is not a primary concern of education experts, but rather the low quality of the exams and the readiness to push pupils through. Another grave concern is the high dropout rate of pupils...
  • UCT vice-chancellor praises student for work signed off with ‘one settler‚ one bullet’

    11/08/2018 5:14:33 PM PST · by massmike · 3 replies
    timeslive.co.za ^ | 11/08/2018 | Nico Gous
    University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng has congratulated a student on his honours project in which he ended his acknowledgements with the phrase‚ “ONE SETTLER‚ ONE BULLET!!” Phakeng tweeted on Tuesday evening: “Congratulations dear son on completing this paper! I would like to study it at some stage. In the meantime‚ let me be kliye [sic]: I am proud of you! Way more than you can imagine! Welldone! [sic]” Congratulations dear son on completing this paper! I would like to study it at some stage. In the meantime, let me be kliye: i am proud of you! Way...
  • Bolsonaro's sons show up in Mossad and IDF t-shirts, and the media melt down(Brazil)

    11/06/2018 9:20:35 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 11/6/2018 | Monica Showlater
    It's happening. The media are melting down and going into hysterics about Brazil's election of Jair Bolsonaro, AKA "Tropical Trump," to its presidency. Here's a starter tweet from a Washington Post contributor to show the pattern: This is a photo of Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro’s two sons wearing IDF and Mossad shirts. Israel has become a symbol for authoritarianism around the world. Hear that? Israel, authoritarian, get it? What planet does this person live on? Bolsonaro is very pro-Israel, and Israelis are delighted by the support. Bolsonaro has vowed to move Brazil's embassy to Jerusalem in a bid to...
  • Palestinians slam 'provocative' Brazil plan to move embassy to Jerusalem

    11/06/2018 8:38:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | 11/03/2018
    RAMALLAH (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES) (AFP) - A senior Palestinian official on Friday condemned Brazilian far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro's announcement that he would move his country's Israel embassy to Jerusalem. "These are provocative and illegal steps that will only destabilise security and stability in the region," Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization's executive committee, told AFP. The United States moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, sparking fury among Palestinians, who consider the Israeli-annexed eastern part of the city the capital of their future state. "It is very unfortunate that Brazil has joined this negative alliance...
  • 5,000 women line up to be whipped by 'priests' believing it will rid them of evil spirits [tr]

    11/05/2018 6:17:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2018 | Julian Robinson
    Footage has emerged showing thousands of women being whipped to rid them of evil spirits during a brutal ceremony in a remote Indian village. Women and teenagers kneel side-by-side in a long line and wait to be flogged by priests during the Vijayadashami festival celebrated once a year in Tamil Nadu, southern India. Video shows how they are lashed one-by-one until they can no longer cope with the pain.
  • World's tallest statue unveiled, nearly twice as tall as Statue of Liberty

    10/31/2018 5:49:01 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 80 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10-31-18 | Gut Davies
    The prime minister of India today unveiled the world’s largest statue, dedicated to Sardar Patel, a nationalist who helped unite modern India after its independence from Britain. "We are doing everything possible to turn Sardar Patel's vision into a reality and ensure a good-quality life for our fellow Indians," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted. The monument, called the Statue of Unity, stands at nearly 600 feet and cost a staggering $460 million to build. That makes the mega statue almost 200 feet higher than the world’s next largest, the Spring Temple Buddha in China, which stands at about 420...
  • New Brazil President To Close “Palestinian” Embassy: “You Do Not Negotiate With Terrorists”

    10/30/2018 2:13:46 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | OCT 29, 2018
    Jair Bolsonaro, a 63-year-old seven-term congressman who built his campaign around pledges to crush corruption and crime, secured over 55 percent of the vote, an 11 percent lead over his far-left rival Fernando Haddad. “We cannot continue flirting with socialism, communism, populism and leftist extremism … We are going to change the destiny of Brazil,” said Bolsonaro in his late Sunday night acceptance speech broadcast from his home in Rio Highly divisive among Jewish voters, the Conservative lawmaker — whose middle name, Messias, literally means “messiah” — won the ballot after a drama-filled election that looks set to radically reforge...
  • Trump Congratulates Brazil's Bolsonaro On Presidential Win

    10/28/2018 9:30:13 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 14 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 10/28/18
    President Trump on Sunday evening called Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro to congratulate him on his win. Trump and Bolsonaro told one another that they are looking forward to working "side-by-side" as "regional leaders of the Americas," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. Bolsonaro, the controversial right-wing populist who has been nicknamed "Trump of the Tropics," won 55.1 percent of the vote with 99 percent voting by Sunday evening in the U.S.
  • Trade War Update: China May Have Shot Self In Foot

    08/15/2018 11:41:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 15, 2018 | Kenneth Rapoza
    China made a “dumb move” in targeting America’s heartland with tariffs. Soybeans are a case in point. “I understood politically why they chose soybeans, but they made a dumb move,” says John Baize, a market analyst with the U.S. Soybean Export Council. The U.S. is the number one exporter of soybeans. Brazil is number two. No one comes close after that except for Argentina, which is the largest exporter of soymeal and soybean oil. Soybeans don’t fall from the sky, so China has very little mega-markets outside of the U.S. Brazil is the only one, really. And now they are...
  • China Panics over Bolsonaro: ‘Unthinkable’ for Brazil to Align with U.S. and Taiwan

    10/29/2018 5:17:48 PM PDT · by familyop · 39 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 29, 2018 | John Hayward
    China’s state-run Global Times panicked over the election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil, penning a Monday editorial sternly lecturing the new Brazilian leader that shifting trade away from China to the United States would be “unthinkable...On the other hand, Reuters found Chinese officials and senior executives eyeing Bolsonaro with “varying degrees of concern,” particularly when he talks about tightening Brasilia’s grip on the supremely valuable niobium industry. Bolsonaro has been critical of China’s efforts to dominate Brazilian mines, but might be obliged to mute his criticism because China has become such an important customer for Brazilian iron and...
  • No pressure on India to buy F-16 fighter jets from US: Envoy

    10/28/2018 2:34:52 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 2 replies
    DNA ^ | Sunday, October 28, 2018 | PTI
    Caption -- Donald Trump and PM Modi at the G-20 Summit, PTI The United States is not going to put pressure on India to buy F-16 fighter jets or any other defence system, a senior US diplomat has said here. United States Consul General in Mumbai Edgard Kagan said India has purchased more than USD 15 billion worth of American defence materials and the US is "very proud" of the expanding defence ties between the two countries. Asked if there was a threat of the US imposing trade sanctions on India after its multi-billion deal with Russia for the S-400...
  • Donald Trump reportedly declines invite to India's Republic Day parade

    10/28/2018 11:01:26 AM PDT · by libh8er · 23 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 10.28.2018
    Donald Trump, president of the United States of America, has reportedly declined India’s invite to be the chief guest for the annual Indian Republic Day parade held in New Delhi. While an official statement hasn’t been given, several media reports have surfaced about the denial being sent in the form of a letter where Trump allegedly cites ‘domestic commitments’ on the same day as the reason for not being able to make it to India for the events on January 26, 2019. The invite was sent to the US president in April this year, however, the US authorities had said...
  • Precious[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/26/2018 10:23:29 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are so precious to Me I wait in The Garden for you excited at the first glimpse of our friendship about to be renewed afresh for you have captured My Heart and I am swooned and overtaken by your love for me each and every time we meet and you understand that I even come to you in the form of others dressed in My Righteousness ; True worshippers , God chasers, My True Beloved ones for all they desire is more of me however I decide to appear. So now as you receive me in this way I...
  • India prepares to unveil the tallest statue in the world - a £450million figure twice the size [tr]

    10/26/2018 6:37:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2018 | Annie Robertson
    The world's tallest statue will be unveiled to the public after nearly five years of construction. The monument, called 'Statue of Unity' will stand at 597 feet tall (182 metres), almost twice the height of the Statue of Liberty and nearly 100 feet higher than the current record holder, China's Spring Temple Buddha. Set on Sadhu Island in western India, the Statue of Unity reportedly cost over $450 million [sic] and is due to be officially unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31 October, birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
  • India nationals illegally crossing the US-Mexico border in record numbers, pay smugglers up to $25G

    10/23/2018 3:22:05 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 10, 2018
    The surge of Central Americans crossing into the U.S. claiming asylum is no secret around the world. Just a snapshot of those caught entering on any given day is stunning – Nigeria, Romania, Nepal – in addition to the hundreds of Mexicans, Guatemalans and Hondurans. But one of the fastest-growing groups of illegal immigrants come not from the barrios of South America or the slums of Africa, but mega-sized cities in India – 8,000 miles away from the tiny town of El Centro, California, where a handful of Indian nationals are illegally entering the U.S. every day, officials say. "It's...