President Tayyip Erdogan described Monday’s bloodshed as genocide and called Israel a terrorist state. This is the most severe diplomatic conflict between the two regional powers since Israeli marines stormed an aid ship to enforce a naval blockade of Gaza in 2010, killing ten Turkish activists and prompting a downgrade in diplomatic ties that lasted until 2016.
Daycare centers in Minnesota, mostly owned by Somalis, received millions in government subsidies intended to assist low-income families with childcare expenses, but the money was shipped on airline flights in suitcases to the Middle East. A portion likely was sent to fund terrorist organizations in Somalia. Minnesota state government estimates that the scam is costing taxpayers $100 million a year.
Academics now are saying that, from 1999 to 2010, six-million manufacturing jobs, one-third of all US manufacturing employment, were lost to China and had nothing to do with robots or automation. Blue-collar workers instinctively knew that, and it was one of the reasons they supported Trump who openly said so. According to the academics, the introduction of China into the global trading system is the root cause of the job losses. [True though this may be, we must not forget that none of this could have happened without the eager support of American political, financial, and industrial leaders. In that sense, they are just as much the cause, if not more so, than the Chinese.]
Austrian law is based on precedent, and the leader of the identity movement, Martin Sellner, says that the case against Generation Identity is being used to set a precedent for ‘criminal association’, which is a way to criminalize being a member of any organization the government does not like. He says the law will be used to intimidate and prosecute members and supporters of the populist Austrian Freedom Party that recently gained power in the latest election.
American taxpayers have been robbed of at least $21-trillion by the DOD and HUD, based on a study of the agencies from 1998 to 2015 made by a professor of economics at Michigan State University. Meanwhile, the government has failed to fund $5-trillion in pension obligations despite many opportunities to do so, concluding it is intentional and that it will cause a “crisis” that will increase taxes, including property tax.