Saturday, July 15, 2017

Odds and ends

The Swedish government performed medical tests on a sample of more than a thousand supposedly "underage" migrants, and discovered that 86% of them were fully grown, and not minors after all.

Map of the countries that would fit inside Texas.

Three Christians in Tanzania were arrested for cooking fish in their kitchen last month during the Ramadan fast. (coming soon to your hometown)

Britain and Pakistan are becoming more and more alike. London witnesses up to three acid attacks every week, LBC has found, saying the Metropolitan Police recorded up to 83 incidents just this year.

The New York Times says blaming Sarah Palin for the Gabby Giffords shooting was an honest mistake.

Ivy League faculty members donated $2.6 million to Hillary's 2016 campaign. Ivy League faculty members donated only $15,000 to Trump's campaign.

Headline that makes you go Hmmm..... Hundreds of voter registrations withdrawn in Colorado after state signals compliance with Trump mandate.

New Jersey blacks are 14 percent of the state population but 61 percent of the prison population.

The Complete Military History of France here. Is it satire or the truth?

Freshman enrollment at the University of Missouri has fallen by more than 35 percent in the two years since the Black Lives Matter protests.

President Emmanuel Macron of France...."Global warming causes terrorism."

U.S. prosecutors announced Thursday that they have charged more than 400 people with taking part in health care fraud and opioid scams that totaled $1.3 billion in false billing. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the collective action the "largest health care fraud takedown operation in American history" and said it indicates that some doctors, nurses and pharmacists "have chosen to violate their oaths and put greed ahead of their patients."

True or False?....Many of America's news media outlets do not want to be believed. They want to be feared. The stakes are high. If they do not break Donald Trump, they will be forced to cover real news instead of the Fake News they like.

According to Wikipedia...."In 1741 Manhattan had the second-largest slave population of any city in the Thirteen Colonies after Charleston, South Carolina."

The slave trade was phenomenally profitable, much like the drug trade today, many were involved who today choose to forget this: Yankees, Arabs, Jews, Quakers, and Southerners. It was strongly defended by many Christians in the South, and attacked by Christians in the North, who had no financial stake in it. Yankees owned slaves and, in the draft riots in New York in 1863, lynched and burned them alive. In this world angels are few on the ground. The North now simply lies about it.

Southerners were far from unanimous in support of slavery. According to the debates of 1831-32 in the Virginia House of Delegates, there was heated argument favoring no emancipation, gradual emancipation, immediate and total emancipation, and Lincoln’s solution of sending blacks back to Africa.

Headline....Migrants continue to enrich Germany with TB, Leprosy, Rubella, Typhus, and Whooping Cough.

The White House Budget Office says the budget deficit is going to be larger than expected this year by $99 billion. The Office of Management and Budget points to worsening tax revenues to explain why its forecast two months ago is off the mark. The budget deficit is now expected to be $702 billion this year. Last year's deficit registered $585 billion. Is this a Trump fail?


 

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