Assad has won, Iran deal should stand and Saudis use American weapons without accountability in Yemen: head of U.S. military’s Central Command’s stunning Congressional testimony.
All-out civil war has been predicted for South Africa.
Last month, South Africa’s parliament voted to allow white-owned land expropriation without compensation. That followed South Africa’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa’s pledge to return the lands owned by white farmers since the 1600s to the black citizens of the country. He claimed the land was “taken under colonialism and apartheid.”
“This is normal in South Africa to be attacked on a farm,” a 39-year old farmer Berdus Henrico told the reporter.
Berdus and his 51-year old partner Estelle Nieuwenhuys have been raided in the Limpopo province. The farmer has three bullet wounds – two through his shoulder and one through his face that came out the back of his neck.
“They took my hunting gun, my shotgun, two cell phones, our DVD player, our TV,” said Berdus, adding that Estelle was praying, out loud, begging them to stop.
“They want money and they want guns. They want the people off the land so as they can go on like they want to. They want it here like it was in Zimbabwe a few years ago when they chased all the whites out and let it go to the ground.”
Not sure how long this display of Muslim “entertainment” went on, but no one is attempting to stop him.
California’s bullet train appears to have released a “High Case” estimate of $98.1 billion to prepare the public for much higher tunneling costs.
Breitbart News reported on March 9 that the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s (CHSR) new chief program officer, Roy Hill, had issued a 114-page “2018 Draft Budget” with a “Base Case” cost to build the 500-mile bullet train that had more than doubled to $77.3 billion, or $155 million per mile.
That compared to the $37 billion, $74 million-per-mile plan that Gov. Schwarzenegger and other advocates claimed when they convinced voters to pass Proposition 1A in 2008.
Luckily for Ukraine there are no sanctions imposed for being beyond stupid.
— Sputnik (@SputnikInt) March 19, 2018
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Germany’s populist, anti-immigrant AfD Party placed third in the recent elections, but judging by some recent by the newly-formed German government, they may as well have won.
Last Friday Germany’s new Interior Minister Horst Seehofer – a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CSU Bavarian allies who are further to the right than her own Christian Democrats – declared that “Islam does not belong to Germany“, contradicting former German president Christian Wulff who fueled a debate over immigration in 2010 by saying “Islam was part of Germany” and also set out hardline immigration policies in his first major interview with Bild published last week.
He also said that he would classify more states as “safe” countries of origin, which would make it easier to deport failed asylum seekers. The statements – an obvious attempt to court populist voters – come after Merkel’s conservatives, and their coalition allies – the Social Democrats – lost ground to the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in elections last year.
As Reuters noted, Seehofer was particularly keen to show his party is tackling immigration ahead of Bavaria’s October regional election, when the AfD is expected to enter that state assembly. “Of course the Muslims living here do belong to Germany,” Seehofer said before going on to say Germany should not give up its own traditions or customs, which had Christianity at their heart. “My message is: Muslims need to live with us, not next to us or against us,” he said.
Television viewers could barely stifle a yawn for Hollywood’s biggest night, with the Academy Awards plunging to a record-low viewership of 26.5 million people.
The Nielsen company said that’s a 20 percent drop from the 33 million who watched the 2017 show, which was also hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Oscar viewership is often tied to the box office muscle of the big nominees, and best picture winner “The Shape of Water” only grossed $57.4 million in the United States.
It’s the first time the Oscars have drawn fewer than 30 million people, in Nielsen records that go back to 1974. The Academy Awards are often the most-watched television program of the year after the Super Bowl, but this year’s Winter Olympics opening ceremony from Pyeongchang reached 27.8 million.
The previous low-water mark for the Oscars came in 2008, when “No Country For Old Men” won best picture.
Only four years ago the Oscar reached nearly 44 million viewers. The biggest Academy Awards audience on record came in 1998, when the blockbuster “Titanic” was named best picture.
H/t reader kevin a:
Javier • 13 days ago
Awards shows used to be fun to watch but now it’s just a bunch of entertainment elitists thinking they are far smarter than the peons. Most people are not interested in being lectured for 4 hours on how they should live and behave from a bunch of millionaire crybabies. This isn’t that surprising.
Hyperion-Rage • 13 days ago
Because real Americans don’t want to watch a bunch of whiny liberal losers bash the president and preach their hypocrisy over and over again. We’re sick an tired of them inserting politics into every little thing. This will continue. Hollywood was, is, and will always be, out of touch.
The United States • 13 days ago
Next year’s 91st Academy Awards show should be MORE political!
Every single moment available to Jimmy Kimmel, should be jokes and rant against Donald Trump.
Every single acceptance speech should be angry against anyone who’s not a liberal, against conservatives, against the NRA, Pro LGBTQ, Pro illegal Immigration, Anti-Tax Breaks for Corporations, Pro Obamacare, No borders, etc.
I know I’m missing more ideas, but it should be way more political. I can’t wait!!
Winfrey/Clooney in 2020!!!”
Facebook stock is tumbling as much as 3.5% this morning, dragging the Nasdaq lower as it faces “more systemic problems” according to Pivotal research, following reports over the weekend associated with a data leak that exposed about 50 million user accounts.
Thank you, sir. The Muslims around me were protesting that @TRobinsonNewEra supports ‘faggots’ and is a ‘faggot supporter’. I hope that clarifies things for you x #SpeakerCorner pic.twitter.com/6jY54pgNFH
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) March 18, 2018
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Austria- Vienna SPÖ-section wants all foreigners including asylum seekers to be able to vote after losing more ground to the new conservative government of Kurz(ÖVP) and Strache(FPÖ).https://t.co/oqd3BoSOBT pic.twitter.com/esHksaQCcq
— Stan (@StanM3) March 16, 2018
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