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HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Ukranian Ducks Confiscated”

These western spies were caught in the act of quaking!

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “No Swimming At Beach.”

These days the sharks are everywhere.

USA, Newsday: “I Just Lost Everything”

I invested in our stock market?

Canada, Toronto Star: “Stop Topless Show”

These days going topless might make Republicans interesting.

Israel, Jerusalem Post: “I’m Alive”

Yes, Bibi, and raring for action with bombs on Iran!

The Fire This Time

I understand that when asked if the globe is undergoing global warming, anyone running for the office of president as a member of the Republican party is supposed to respond: “I’m no scientist.” And,furthermore, they are required never,never to add: “But I sure will talk to one.” The west of America is experiencing a fire wall of burning forests that stretches at least a thousand miles. Men are battling against these roaring fires, but the fight will not easily be won. Each day the media depicts the burning forests, but the only response from Republicans is they know a guy who says he is a scientist and that man says there is no global warming.

The current war in Syria began when severe drought forced thousands of Syrian farmers to flock to cities. The drought compels people in California to be careful with use of water. What exactly will finally get Republicans to recognize global warming?

Rape In Elite School

Few of we ordinary Americans know much about certain private schools in this nation. St. Paul in New Hampshire is for those nice, clean-cut young boys who will be trained to take over dad’s role as head of this or that big corporation. Their idea of rising from the bottom is to begin at the bottom of the top level. The rest of we mere mortals will devote our lives taking orders from the snotty young clean-cut men. Owen Labrie is one of the students at St.Paul.Each year at the conclusion of their learning experience the young masters engage in what is known as –Senior Salute.

Actually, Senior Salute is an opportunity for young damsels attending the right finishing schools to walk along a path on the arm with our wonderful young men. Ordinarily, the girl is supposed to be so happy to walk with a St.Paul youth that necking, and going a bit further is regarded as the right of passage for our young male heroes. Owen sort of went a bit far and now faces rape charges. According to one of his friends, “I asked him if he had sex with her and he told me he did.” Oh, there was a smirk on his face.

No War In Korea–At Least For Now

The entire world has been on edge for the past few weeks as Kim Jong-Un informs the world that no one,no nation, no God, no religion, no billionaires can tell him what to do when it comes to defending his nation. The latest episode began two weeks ago when two South Korean soldiers stepped on a mine and were wounded. There is no question that North Korea enjoys mining the land with mines. In response, the South Korean government launched a loud speaker war directed at North Korea. In this “war,” anyone who could hear the loudspeakers was informed that life stinks in the North and guess who is responsible.

Here is how Republicans would have dealt with this problem:

1. Marco Rubio,”I’m no soldier so I cannot comment.”

2. Ted Cruz, I will man the border and personally deal with any North Korean immigrants.”

3. Jeb Bush: “As my brother so well understood –send in the troops.”

4. Rick Perry: “First, I have to find out exactly where this North Korea is.”

5. Donald Trump: “I have a plan,and I don’t intend to make it known to prevent those gooks from getting ready!”

Dark Days Ahead For Bibi

Recent reports from top Israel officials indicate that back in 2010, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was ready to launch air attacks on Iran, but was held back by top Israel generals. Goes to show there are Israelis who think like the black dude from Africa. Imagine seeking to resolve issues via diplomacy rather than through bombs! Senator Harry Reid just joined those supporting President Obama and his quest for peace.

Ironically, President Hassan Rouhani in Iran has problems with war hawks, ready to match Bibi bomb to bomb. Rouhani told the people of Iran, “we consider this agreement a stating point for moving forward” toward peace in the region and the world. According to brave warriors such as Ted Cruz of Scott Walker or Marco Rubio, failure to demand bombs is a mark of the coward. As I recall, none of these “brave warriors” has ever served in the US military. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill who was attacked for negotiating with Communist dictator Joseph Stalin respond with: “Jaw, Jaw is better than War, War.”

Pope Francis Comments Upset Catholics

I recognize that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio and folks like Rudy Giuliani or Rick Santorum are devout Catholics and certainly have a right to be upset these days. What about that stuff regarding “the idolatry of money!” Doesn’t that man know it is the wealthy who create high paying jobs for those working in fast food?? Robert Royal of the Faith and Reason Foundation is real angry at this guy from Italy telling we Americans how to live or think. “I was astonished by some of the things he’s said about public order. He’s the pope least prepared to do public comments in the past 150 years!”

After all, how does he dare to comment when prior popes like Pope Pius XII were willing to negotiate with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Then again, he knew enough to keep his mouth shut during the Holocaust. Now, there was a real pope who opposed abortion, adultery, gays,that is those gay of the sexual persuasion. The Catholic church has lost contact with many secular Catholics and silence Pope Francis, and there wille even more silence on Sundays in Church.

Gunman Who Could Not Shoot Straight

The recent episode in which two young Americans thwarted a terrorist on a speeding train in France has created all sorts of confusion. Was this man a terrorist out to murder the innocent? The young man,Ayoub el Khazanni insists that he was merely a Jesse James who wanted to steal from the rich and give to the poor. He is “dumbfounded” that anyone could take him for anything other than a modern Jesse out to rob the train.

This does raise issues as to how does society define a genuine 100% criminal who simply seeks a few bucks from those who have the dough? If anyone who robs trains is a terrorist this means the James gang and the other Western gangs must now be re-evaluated.

Bush Legacy Lives On And On

Let me recite the new Republican fairy tale about Iraq.

1. The famous Surge ended the war in Iraq and the good guys won.

2. Iraq was a peaceful land in 2009 when along came Barack Obama.

3. His inept lack of leadership ended peace and along came ISIS.

4. We should all thank God George Bush was President and his wonderful advisors, Cheney and Rumsfeld.

Reality Check:

1. President Obama DID offer to keep about 10,000 US troops in Iraq.

2. The point of contention was that he could not agree with Iraq demands that American soldiers would be subject to Islamic Law.

3. It was the Maliki government which Bush installed that persecuted Sunnis and led to their becoming friendly to ISIS.

Yes, But No, Yes, I Think

The 14th Amendment was passed after the Civil War in order to ensure that former slaves were citizens. It was a revolutionary act which said that anyone who was born in America was a citizen. During the years following passage of this law, hundreds of thousands of EUROPEAN immigrants who entered America had their children become American citizens. This PREDATED any discussion of Hispanic immigrants.

A few weeks ago, Scott Walker came out in favor of the Trump Plan which would change the Constitution and end the right of American citizenship. A few days ago,Scott now says, maybe I agree with Trump and maybe I do not. He does not wish to get engaged in arguments over a “red flag” that upsets folks. So, as of this moment, he thinks he opposes Trump.

St. Louis Blues

As someone who lived in the St.Louis region for over fifty years, I am never surprised by the behavior of white police toward those with black skins. St. Louis must rank among the most racist cities in the USA. It is among the few cities in which the banking and business sectors are located in suburban areas rather than the main city. So, what it knew? An eighteen year old boy named Mansour Ball-Beg was walking down the street when somehow, two white policemen decided that he was a criminal. Why else would a black boy be doing walking down the street?

The conclusion of this story is quite simple. This young man “sustained a single fatal gunshot to his back.” Ordinarily, when one is shot in the back it means one was going in the opposite direction. Two cops shot him as he went in the opposite direction. I do not have a doubt in the world, they will claim “fear of my life” from someone walking away from them.

Just another day in the life of a black man in the black city of St.Louis.