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Trump to Meet North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un

Since long before he became president, Donald Trump has been attacking and insulting Kim Jong-un and North Korea. CNN has a new article that’s a compilation of ‘All the times President Trump has insulted North Korea‘. As you can imagine, there’s a lot there, and includes plenty of tweets. Trump has also made it clear ad infinitum that he thinks negotiation is a waste of time when... read more

Auckland Uni Sacks Staff Member for Trying to Shake Hands with Muslim Student (plus Tweets)

Things are slightly better today. We won the fourth one-dayer (cricket) against England yesterday! It was a really exciting game. Ross Taylor was amazing – back to his best. His outstanding performance makes him every Kiwi cricket fan’s hero today. I’ve put several tweets on his feat in the “Sports Tweets” below. So there’s a veneer of happiness in my life for a little... read more

Trump’s Steel Tariffs Will Damage the US Economy

Last week President Trump announced that he was putting a 25% tariff on all imports of steel to the US, and 10% on all imports of aluminium. There would be no exceptions. The announcement was quite sudden, with virtually no consultation. Trump is making the move using what the Council on Foreign Relations describes as “a little-used 1962 trade law.” His Chief Economic Advisor, Gary Cohn,... read more

First World Problems (plus Tweets)

Tweets is about all I’m up for today. There are a lot of things going wrong in my life at the moment (again), though to be fair, there are probably tens of millions around the world who would swap their life for mine in an instant. Just look what President Assad is doing to his own people in Ghouta at the moment with the help of Russia’s Putin. And I’m not one of the thousands of women... read more

WTF is Wrong with the USA? (plus Tweets)

One of the first things I do most mornings is check out Jerry Coyne’s website: Why Evolution is True. Yesterday, it was afternoon before I got to it. The first post I saw was this one: ‘The Apocalypse is here: Pennsylvania church to hold ceremony blessing AR-15s, nearby school to close during the blessing‘. I didn’t get any further. I need more hedgehogs, otters, octopuses, and Cat... read more

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