Sunday, July 1, 2018

World News - July 1, 2018

Times of India: Angela Merkel attempts to calm her conservative critics.
Merkel's government has been pushed to the brink over the migration issue after allowing more than one million asylum-seekers into Germany since 2015.

The policy has provoked a backlash from Merkel's conservative CSU coalition[.]
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Lucify: An asylum seeking map of immigration into Europe.  Scroll down to the map, hover your icon on various places on the map for detail.
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Italy will not accept migrants from NGO orgs. BBC:
[Italy's Interior Minister] has often accused the NGOs of encouraging the trafficking of migrants.
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The New Zealand Herald: North Korea fully expected to conceal the number of weapons it has and secret production facilities, according to U.S. officials.
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Uber's gender pay gap. The Sydney Morning Herald:
A study of more than a million American Uber rideshare drivers has found male drivers get roughly 7 per cent more an hour, on average, than female drivers.
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Metro: Four young men die in car accident with an Uber:
[They] crashed head-on with the Uber travelling [sic] from the opposite direction at around 2.40am on Saturday.
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The Final Battle for Brexit. Political Betting: 
The Government has done nothing to prepare the public for any form of major concessions.
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When the choice confronting Britain finally becomes apparent (probably in October), the public mood is likely to become sulphurous [sic].
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Hindustan Times: Eleven members of a family were found hanging blindfolded in their home in north Delhi’s Sant Nagar near Burari on Sunday morning, said police.
...a neighbour with whom the businessman used to go for morning walks went to call him and found door open and found the family, including the businessman, hanging.
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“The neighbour told us that the door usually remained closed. But on Sunday, it was open," [said police].
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Restaurant manager fired for refusing to serve customer in MAGA Hat. The Epoch Times:
“... our manager went up to the gentleman and asked him to take off his hat, that he wouldn’t serve him with that hat on,”, [said Eva Gates, vice president of Human Resources for the Sequoia Group of Restaurants that owns the Teahouse].
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In another statement, the company said they had fired [the manager] for violating the company’s “philosophy of tolerance.”
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Is recycling rigged against us?  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Americans were not set up for success in recycling plastics.
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Why such terrible rates? Partly because some changes that were supposed to make recycling simpler ended up making it almost impossible.
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First PostBoko Haram kills four civilians in an attack.
The gunmen entered the camp in the town of Banki near the border with Cameroon on bicycles and on foot Friday night and opened fire.
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Trump's "Space Force" is for real. Washington Examiner
...the idea of a Space Force has captured the imagination of Internet memesters and Trump supporters alike.
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“We're going to win at space,” Trump said to thunderous applause at a recent rally. “Space Force. People love that.”
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The Telegraph: U.S. teachers receive training on using hand guns.
The curriculum includes handgun basics, range shooting, casualty care tactics and roleplaying with an active shooter and simulated fire.
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Social Security Admin sues 6-year old orphan boy. Forbes:
It was Social Security’s mistake in every way, shape and form. Yet Social Security has a rule – if it pays us benefits due to their mistake, it’s our mistake and we have to repay.

Dylan is in absolutely no financial position to repay the $2,251.
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The MirrorDNA proves innocent for a man who spent 23 years on death row. 
"... it took them 15 years to give me a DNA test for Mrs Craig’s murder – I watched other men walk free while I waited."
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Kelo Land: Family creates their own ice cream truck.
One central Iowa family didn't have an ice cream truck in their neighborhood so they decided to take matters into their own hands and launch a family-owned business too.

2 comments:

Bunkerville said...

Great roundup....map of Europe's immigration a great find...

David Drake said...

Thanks! That map is incredible. I wonder if there is one similar showing the immigration mass into Mexico attempting to enter the U.S? I'll poke around and see if it's out there. Thanks for visiting and commenting.