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by Bjinse on Mon Feb 18th, 2019 at 08:28:50 PM EST
by generic on Wed Feb 20th, 2019 at 01:30:47 PM EST
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That's a good news story - thx!

Finally at a destination it's safe and does no harm.

This contrary to the global arms sales ... end destination: no questions asked.

Heckler & Koch fined €3.7 million over illegal arms to Mexico | DW |
The Pentagon Is Spending Up To $2.2 Billion on Soviet-Style Arms for Syrian Rebels | OCCRP |
ISIS jihadis using captured arms and troop carriers from US and Saudis | The Guardian |
Terrorism: How US and Russian arms fell into ISIS' hands | CNBC |

"IS overran Mosul, Iraq's second city, in June 2014, routing a far larger force of 30,000 Iraqi soldiers who retreated in disarray, stripping out of their uniforms and abandoning their equipment as they fled."

Iraqi security forces lost 2,300 Humvee armoured vehicles when IS overran Mosul

by Oui on Thu Feb 21st, 2019 at 12:19:38 PM EST
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Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in Venezuela
AP/Guiado finds police brutality in Venezuela.
Try to look surprised.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Feb 20th, 2019 at 02:46:22 PM EST
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21 Feb
Venezuela-Colombia Border Churches Fill Aid Gap in Migration Crisis
Around 42,000 Venezuelans cross Cúcuta's border bridge every day
The Diocese of Cúcuta alone serves 10,000 meals a day across the city, according to Cúcuta Bishop Victor Manuel Ochoa Cadavid.

The migrant shelter started from a small, almost involuntary move by Ochoa and other Cúcuta leaders in 2015, when the Maduro administration began deporting thousands of Colombians from Venezuela.

U.S. Air Force Sends Aid to Town Near Venezuelan Border

10 days ago
Churches at Colombian border work to help Venezuelan refugees

The crowds of hungry Venezuelans seeking a free meal become bigger each month, as thousands of people flee food shortages, hyperinflation and crime in the South American country, with almost no savings to start their new life abroad.
The Divine Providence soup kitchen in Cucuta now provides around 4,000 free meals per day to migrants and refugees, four times as many as when it opened in 2017.
Venezuela's Maduro threatens border closure to block humanitarian aid
"as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers ran a gauntlet of roadblocks trying to get to the frontier to receive humanitarian aid"

Blumenthal Tours a Supermarket in Caracas
finds thin crowd, WHOLE FOODS® pricing
eg. VEF 66,000 (~ USD 20.00) 2 lbs (0.9 Kg) dry pet kibble
VEF 85,000 (~ USD 30.00) 32oz (0.9 l) olive oil

archive border amenities
How's that EU-IRAN SPV coming along?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Feb 21st, 2019 at 11:34:03 PM EST
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Someone is impatient.
I reckon, the "clash" at the border with Brazil has produced the desired "flash point."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Feb 24th, 2019 at 02:07:01 AM EST
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Is Ahn Hee-Jung's Prison Sentence a Victory for the Feminist Movement or the Political Climate?
"According to South Korea's laws, 'sexual intercourse by abuse of occupational authority' is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Mar 1st, 2019 at 12:14:46 AM EST
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India will not be cowed in internet consultations: tech minister
"burdensome obligations" imposed by regulating "sovereignty and integrity of India"

Global Tech Companies Renew Push for Control Over All Data

by Cat on Thu Feb 21st, 2019 at 08:37:19 AM EST
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More than 150 IS Fighters Handed Over to Iraq From Syria
"repatriation," boring.
Iraqi Prime Minister Abdul-Mahdi said this month that Iraq will take back all Iraqi IS militants in Syria, and thousands of their family members
o. look => UIGHURS!!2!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Feb 21st, 2019 at 09:52:38 PM EST
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US Embassy Urges Russia to Allow Visit to Jailed US Investor
"international law," boring.
The U.S. Embassy said in a statement on Thursday that its staff has still not been able to visit Calvey seven days after he was detained despite multiple requests. Four days is the typical limit.
o. look =>

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Feb 21st, 2019 at 10:01:20 PM EST
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Gangnam Style

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Feb 26th, 2019 at 04:50:33 PM EST
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Florida Man on Thursday defended President Trump
"saying that 'no deal is better than a bad deal' after a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended without an agreement."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Feb 28th, 2019 at 11:09:38 PM EST
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Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Republica de Cuba | 21 Feb 2019
In PDF the Constitution of the Republic of Cuba that was approved in the Second Ordinary Period of Sessions of the IX Legislature of the National Assembly of the Popular Power. The new constitution will be submitted to a popular referendum for ratification on February 24, 2019.
Cubans overwhelmingly ratify new socialist constitution, 24 Feb
top-line electoral figures
Cuba Adopts a New Socialist Constitution (EN)
detailed reporting on constituent participation with summary of notable political alterations in la Nueva Constitución.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Feb 28th, 2019 at 06:02:18 PM EST
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by Oui on Fri Feb 22nd, 2019 at 11:49:54 PM EST
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Right, what do they think the entire DOD runs as an OS?
by asdf on Sat Feb 23rd, 2019 at 12:03:38 AM EST
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Netanyahu to be indicted ...

Latest petition by the Likud party has been rejected by the Israeli Supreme Court ... the last month of campaigning will become even uglier if that's even possible ...

Friends of Trump ... respect:
Putin - Bolsonaro - Kaszynski - May - Kim Jong-un - Modi - Mohammad bin Salman - Netanyahu - Khalifa bin Zayed

https:/www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-to-stand-trial-for-bribery-and-breach-of-trust-pending-heari ng

by Oui on Thu Feb 28th, 2019 at 04:23:51 PM EST
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Canada Set to Extradite Huawei Exec to US
On the eve of the March 1 deadline, attorney Gary Botting said in a phone interview that ordering extradition hearings to proceed would be "a foolish thing to do," especially for Canada's newly minted justice minister and attorney general since his predecessor and the Trudeau government are now engulfed in a made-in-Canada corporate corruption row over Quebec engineering firm SNC-Lavalin.
"If the authority to proceed is issued by the minister of justice, there's no end of grief that we're going to have for the next 10 years. If he refuses to issue it, that's the end of the story because America frankly doesn't seem to be that interested," he said. "Sure, the Southern District of New York is interested in prosecuting Huawei but it's no great skin off anybody's nose if Canada says, 'No we're not going to send Ms. Meng down to suffer prosecution down there and possibly a sentence of 20 years.' Anybody can see that she would become a political prisoner in effect, and certainly China would make that case.
Canada allows extradition hearing to proceed against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou
Canada's Justice Department has granted permission for an extradition hearing to proceed on whether to deliver Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou into the hands of U.S. law authorities.
The Trudeau government took pains to defend Friday's decision, emphasizing in a news release that Canada is merely sticking to the letter of the law governing extraditions. ..."Canada is a country governed by the rule of law," a Department of Justice statement said. "The decision on whether to issue an authority to proceed was made by Department of Justice ... officials who are part of a non-partisan public service."
Hours before the Department of Justice announcement, China's Foreign Ministry questioned Canada's judicial independence as Mr. Trudeau faces accusations of trying to stop a corruption prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.
New justice minister says it would have been appropriate for PMO to discuss SNC-Lavalin with Wilson-Raybould
[Justice Minister David] Lametti took over the justice and attorney general roles from Wilson-Raybould in a cabinet shuffle in early January. He was the first witness today at the House of Commons justice committee as it began an inquiry into allegations that Wilson-Raybould was improperly pressured by the PMO to cut a deal with the Montreal engineering giant.

archived Lima Group
How Chrystia Freeland Organized Donald Trump's Coup in Venezuela
"The Maduro regime has violated the constitutional law of his country ..."
my mistake
"Our extradition partners should not seek to politicize the extradition process"
"The pretext for her arrest is that Huawei has violated US sanctions against Iran. ..."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Mar 2nd, 2019 at 12:21:21 AM EST
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UH OH | Globe and Mail OpEds careening off the reservation 1 March 2019. Evidently former justice Minister Wilson-Raybould had her day in hearings and aired all manner of calumny heaped on mendacity.

I'm ashamed for my country

"Justin Trudeau may be more corrupt than Donald Trump," tweeted New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, who may have a point. No nation where the political class interferes with the administration of justice can claim the moral high ground. I'm embarrassed that Canada, the land renowned for the cleanliness of its government, appears to be just as grubby as everybody else.
Justin Trudeau is uniting all of Canada - against him
As Ms. Wilson-Raybould described it in her testimony, the Prime Minister, his political staffers and even the assumed-to-be non-partisan Clerk of the Privy Council repeatedly impressed upon her the electoral consequences in Quebec of failing to offer a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) to Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin.
< wipes tears >
"trade war" is ugly.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Mar 2nd, 2019 at 12:45:22 AM EST
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ransom note

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Mar 2nd, 2019 at 02:00:44 AM EST
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ransom note P.S.
Farm loan delinquencies highest in 9 years as prices slump

< wipe tears >

Smoot-Hawley is laughing with you

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Mar 2nd, 2019 at 02:07:49 AM EST
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