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  2. The Florida school shooter hated blacks, latinos, jews and muslims. Group chat messages show school shooter obsessed with race, violence and guns "In a private Instagram group chat, confessed school shooter Nikolas Cruz repeatedly espoused racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views and displayed an obsession with violence and guns."
  3. I wouldn't be surprised if he was part of a neo-nazi group or holds similar beliefs.
  4. The suspect in the horrific Florida school shooting could have been a member of a "white nationalist" group, it leader said before denying it. Florida shooting: Leader of white nationalist group confirms suspect was member of his organisation before appearing to deny it "The suspect in a Florida school shooting may have been a member of a white supremacist group, with the organisation's leader casting doubt on the association after affirming it."
  5. It seems to me that Trump bases his views of a countries value or lack thereof, on its women. Whom he sees as a resource to plunder whenever he chooses or sees fit. He loves for example, most European countries... particular Eastern European countries because he's already been married to two women from those nations. Ivanna and now Melania.
  6. This should stop....every human being deserves to live and have the right to life. The Rohingyan's have been neglected for a long time and to think that they had not done anything wrong they don't deserve this inhumane act. ASEAN and the UN should do something about it, before it's too late.
  7. Related news story from Reuters: Massacre in Myanmar: One grave for 10 Rohingya men Just horrible!
  8. I love it when they make a public appearance together because Melania seriously seems to despise Trump.
  9. North Korean Cheerleaders

    The whole thing is definitely interesting to watch but I wonder if it will actually lead to any diplomatic relations between NK and SK that are relevant or helpful to the world or if this is just North Korea trying to build relationships without actually changing their behavior. I know that Trump thinks his strong words are forcing the North Koreans to "bend" and reach out to the south but there are so many other factors at play, and I'm pretty sure NK isn't giving up those nukes any time soon. This seems like their really socially awkward way of being like "LOOK guys, we have athletes and cheerleaders. Our country is just fine!" and ignoring the fact that they continue to antagonize.
  10. North Korean Cheerleaders

    Kim's sister did not look like a nice person. I saw her at the games. Well what do you expect? Anyway, the world knows about North Korea. They can cheer all they want. Everyone knows about their evil oppression of their own people.
  11. North Korean Cheerleaders

    "North Korea’s squad of parka-wearing cheerleaders has grabbed early headlines at the PyeongChang Olympics as part of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s charm offensive North and South Korean athletes marched under a unification flag during the Opening Ceremonies. Kim Yo Jong, Kim Jong Un’s sister, had lunch with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the executive Blue House. Kim Yo Jong invited Moon to visit North Korea after the Games." https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2018/02/10/north-korea-sent-cheerleaders-to-the-olympics-heres-what-theyre-saying/?utm_term=.5b76f1625c49
  12. He's a huge hypocrite as well. He complained about unskilled workers coming to the US but being classified as "skilled workers" for doing useless jobs. One such person? His wife, who got a visa to come here and be a model. It's acceptable to him because she is attractive, white, and has had sex with him at least enough times to create the child. He moved Melania's parents to the US and apparently they haven't really learned to speak English so well (I read this in an article which claimed that Barron speaks two languages to be able to communicate with his grandparents) But he maligns immigrants from pretty much everywhere else as 'criminals' who cant assimilate and bring too many family members. Go figure....
  13. Sure, but there have been several successful reconciliation processes that have resulted in peace between two parties after a violent and prolonged conflict. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is no different IMO. After all, it's in both parties best interest to come together and work towards a common state and life.
  14. That will never happen, there is just too much hate between Palestinians and Israelis.
  15. True! Its almost as if the major players in the world don't have any say in this issue but they're actually the ones benefiting from it. Heck, the middle east countries, considering that they aren't being manipulated by external sources, they'd have been very rich a long time ago and there'd be no need for their citizens to be feeling from their countries. Lets not also forget the situation in Myanmar. It seems that these people have already been long forgotten sad to say.
  16. This is a huge tragedy. Hopefully the Pakistani government too can find a way to improve services and create jobs for it's people so they don't have to risk their lives to just to live a decent life.
  17. Well, you would expect an entity like the UN to condemn these type of comments. To be fair, after reading the article, it seems like majority of these UN nations are African nations, fair enough but it's not a unanimous UN declaration by any means. I'm sure however that beyond those African nations, people around the world feel the same.
  18. It really sucks that someone as big as the president would make such a childish and stupid comment, you would think that someone who has that much responsibility and power would say something that rude. I know that what he said wasn't extremely outrages, however when you have someone that runs a country with over 300 million people, he should have better standards than to call underdeveloped countries "shit holes" especially if children heard what he said, they could grow up to be hating of other countries where there is no food or clean water and become a racist. Maybe instead of calling other countries "shit holes" you could send money, clean water and supplies to help them develop and become a better country.
  19. If you are not recognizing a country, how would you expect that country to recognize you? However, there is also a truth behind this recognizing and not recognizing. Whether Palestine recognizes Isreal or not, Isreal will always remain the truth; and whether Isreal recognizes Palestine or not, Palestine will always remain the truth.
  20. Trump included my home country Nepal in his shithole country list. I never liked Trump when he announced his intention to run for the President, however, after his remark, I am kind of hating Trump. For someone from "shithole country" hating or loving the US President does not make any sense, however, anyone with a rational mind can understand the reason for my hatred. Every year a couple of hundred people go to the US for higher education and sadly Trump is so angry about these students.
  21. This story is heartbreaking, but what else could they have done. They were trapped inside a third world country, they probably just wanted a better life for their children and themselves. It's really sad how first world countries deal with such small problems yet there are women and children dying everyday and being raped just because of where they live. It would be nice to see some sort of change done with immigration done in America where immigrants can easily come into the US, but instead they are pushed away and left to die.
  22. The answer is solidarity with those people fleeing and solidarity with those poor people who are still stuck in the war-zone or living under severe economic hardships that we can't even imagine. It's also worth remembering that many of these people are either fleeing from economic hardships caused by colonialism and/or bad international trade deals with the rich first world, or from internal conflicts made more severed by the West (and other imperial powers) propping up dictators and authoritarian regimes in the region (such as Syria, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia). Or they are fleeing from wars that the West and other imperial powers have been partly or fully responsible for. For example, we bombed Libya and removed Saddam but we failed to give enough long-term support for the rebuilding of society after the military intervention. And then there's the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the failure of the international community to deal with Syria, and on and on it goes.
  23. That is absolutely horrible. They are fleeing a dangerous situation into another dangerous situation. In some cases it may be better to stay with the devil you know, instead of the one you don't. It is a desperate situation and I am not sure what the answer is in these situations.
  24. Thanks for sharing that article with us @daggy24. It's still too early to speculate, but I would imagine that the economic interests in preserving the illegal wildlife trade would have much to gain from his death. And making it look like botched robbery would certainly help them get away with it.
  25. Agreed. I try to make this point to people who try to tell me that migrants/refugees are trying to 'take over' or 'invade' Europe. Most of these people would be happier to stay in their home countries, but it's not an option for them any more. Why would anyone want to leave their culture/religion and be displaced into a society where you are just not welcome at all? It's clearly an act of desperation. I wish more people would see that.
  26. http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-kenya-conservationist-killed-20180205-story.html Some of his friends in this article are also speculating this was a hit, staged as a robbery. Anything is possible but I think this man had way too much name recognition for this to be a robbery gone wrong, and also at the age of 75 what real threat did he pose to the invaders? I hate to say it, but with these tactics poachers and traders are achieving their goals. Destroy the enemy and create enough fear that the next generation will refuse to get involved on the ground due to the very real risks.

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