World watch – Thursday

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For events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.


    • Patzcuaro

       /  July 27, 2017

      A lot of states there that got Trump over the line and he will need them in 2018 to get re-elected. The States around the Great Lakes were crucial to his victory: Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio & Pennsylvania all flipped from democrat to republican. 55 electoral college votes which will be crucial next time.

  1. duperez

     /  July 27, 2017

    Trump’s approval being subterranean doesn’t matter, he is President. Do ratings affect the ability to get to get policies through?

    There are far, far more serious things for the President to be worried about. Like banning transgender people from the military. That should get everyone going for a while.

    The excitement in the circus will really lift if some transgender serviceperson in his military comes to light with a name similar to Vladimr (or Vladimira) Aksyonov.

  2. Corky

     /  July 27, 2017

    Like I said before, all Marine Le Pen needs to do is wait. Once French blood is spilt again in the next terrorist attack she will be first cab off the rank to lead France.

  3. Patzcuaro

     /  July 27, 2017

    A side effect of combat, erectile dysfunction.

    “Considering the prevalence of transgender service members among the active duty military and the typical health-care costs for gender transition-related medical treatment, the Rand study estimated that these treatments would cost the military between $2.4 million and $8.4 million a year.”

    “”The implication is that even in the most extreme scenario that we were able to identify, we expect only a 0.13-per cent ($8.4 million out of $6.2 billion) increase in health care spending,” Rand’s authors concluded.
    By contrast, total military spending on erectile dysfunction medicines amounts to $84 million annually, according to an analysis by the Military Times – 10 times the cost of annual transition-related medical care for active-duty transgender service members.
    The military spends $41.6 million a year on Viagra alone, according to the Military Times ‘ analysis – roughly five times the estimated spending on transition-related medical care for transgender troops.”

    I suppose Trump’s ban on transgender people in the military runs well with conservatives in the US. Will it make a real difference to the world, I doubt it but tweets well.

  4. sorethumb

     /  July 27, 2017

    Report: FBI Investigating Smashed Hard Drives Retrieved from Wasserman Schultz’s Pakistani-Born IT Worker’s Home