America, the world’s foreign aid deadbeat

February 13, 2019

Cathrin Schaer

handelsblatt logoAmericans who berate Germany for not spending enough on its army might be better off asking why their own country spends so little on foreign aid. The US has not paid its fair share for years.

Some Americans really love to bash Germany. The country is a “military deadbeat,” they claim. Europe’s biggest economy is a “free rider,” they whine. Germany is not doing enough to meet the agreed NATO goal of spending 2 percent of national income on defense, new US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo recently said. That is why Germany owes the US “vast sums of money”, according to US president Donald Trump.

But if Germany is a military deadbeat, then the US should own up to being a foreign-aid deadbeat.

In the first three months of this year, the US accepted a grand total of 11 refugees from Syria. In the same time period, Germany accepted 

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., hopes this season of his popular PBS series “Finding Your Roots” helps a divided U.S. see how all Americans have unique family links and how those family histories tell the story of the country. Now in its fifth season, the series takes advantage of new advancements…

via PBS’ ‘Finding Your Roots’ looks into political leaders’ past — National Post

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February 11, 2019

Last May, we learned that Hulu’s spectacularly dystopian The Handmaid’s Tale would be returning for a third season, and last week’s Super Bowl gave us a tease — now, Hulu is confirming that the award-winning drama will debut on June 5th. That’s when the first three episodes of the show will arrive, assuming you’re still […]

via The Handmaid’s Tale returns for its third season on June 5th — Sound Books

EU, UK Brexit negotiators hold ‘constructive’ talks: UK spokesperson — peoples trust toronto

February 11, 2019

http://bit.ly/2WXdUpb February 11, 2019 BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and Britain’s Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay held a “constructive” meeting in Brussels on Monday evening, a British government spokesperson said. The two met “to discuss the next steps in the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and explore whether a way through […]

via EU, UK Brexit negotiators hold ‘constructive’ talks: UK spokesperson — peoples trust toronto

Trump administration sued by Honduran, Nepali immigrants over cuts to protected status —

February 11, 2019

The lawsuit filed late Sunday said the decision to end so-called temporary protected status for the countries was motivated by racism.

via Trump administration sued by Honduran, Nepali immigrants over cuts to protected status —

From Kacey Musgraves to Cardi B, Here’s Where to Stream Grammy-Winning Albums — Variety

February 11, 2019

Some of Sunday night’s big Grammy winners are still reaping the rewards less than 24 hours later. Winning artists and their albums typically see a sizable sales bump in the days immediately following the show, and as of press time, “Album of the Year” winner Kacey Musgraves was sitting at No. 1 on the iTunes…

via From Kacey Musgraves to Cardi B, Here’s Where to Stream Grammy-Winning Albums — Variety

What the FDA’s Supplement Crackdown Means for Placebo Kingmaker Alex Jones — Array

February 11, 2019

“The FDA is watching and carries a big stick,” the FDA’s former associate commissioner told Observer.

via What the FDA’s Supplement Crackdown Means for Placebo Kingmaker Alex Jones — Array

The most censored Wechat topics: US-China trade war, Canadian arrest of Huawei CFO, ZTE sanctions, more — Sound Books

February 11, 2019

Wechatscope is a research project from the University of Hong Kong; they ingest every public status update on Wechat, the Chinese social network used by more than a billion people, then record which messages are later made unavailable, and infer from that the most censored topics on the network. International scandals top the list — […]

via The most censored Wechat topics: US-China trade war, Canadian arrest of Huawei CFO, ZTE sanctions, more — Sound Books

Stacey Abrams’ False Claims About Election Integrity — The Coach’s Team

February 11, 2019

Ed. When a Democrat loses an election, foul play is the only possible reason. Of course, Dems may STEAL elections with the practice mind-boggling voter fraud. But that’s different! from the Daily Signal of February 11th by Hans von Spakovsky In her response on behalf of Democrats to the State of the Union address, Stacey […]

via Stacey Abrams’ False Claims About Election Integrity — The Coach’s Team

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Authored by Kurt Schlichter, op-ed via Townhall.com, I know many Americans are chomping at the bit to turn our entire economy over to a bunch of coastal blue city hipsters and college professors, along with all our money and our personal freedom, because of a dubious moral panic over future weather, but I’d like to […]

via How About A Red, White, And Blue New Deal? — peoples trust toronto


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