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  1. sorethumb

     /  November 11, 2017

    The Global Times, a media outlet fully controlled by the Chinese communist government, argues also that the Chinese public no longer trusts American media, in part because of “fake reports during the elections and subjective opposition against Trump.”

    As for Trump, the outlet declares that Chinese people prefer his honesty to Hillary Clinton, “who always puts on airs,” and appreciate that he has yet to challenge Xi Jinping on his human rights record. Under Xi, the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) has enacted a sprawling crackdown on human rights attorneys, “unauthorized” Christian worship, and Muslim communities in western Xinjiang. The Global Times has previously referred to human rights advocates as “losers.”

    The article does not paint a perfect picture of Trump, however, and notes that he “may at some time tweet something embarrassing about China.” It dismisses this risk, however, as a necessary shortcoming because Trump “is straightforward,” and it argues that “his attitude toward Beijing is gradually taking shape, and communication channels have been established between China and the US.”

  2. sorethumb

     /  November 11, 2017

    Domestic Workers’ Salaries’ Surge As Migrant Labour Declines in Brexit Britain

  3. NOEL

     /  November 11, 2017

    Bannon former Trump Strategist, Brietbart chief should we be surprised.

  4. sorethumb

     /  November 11, 2017

    While official statistics on farm attacks do not exist, the Transvaal Agricultural Union (TAU) estimates there were some 345 attacks resulting in 70 deaths in 2016.

    All told, 1,187 farmers, 490 family members, 147 farm employees, and 24 farm visitors are known to have been murdered between 1998 and the end of 2016 — although the true figure is estimated at between 3,000 and 4,000.

    “The average murder ratio per 100,000 for the population in the world is nine, I believe,” said TAU spokesman Henk van de Graaf in 2016.

    “In South Africa, it is 54. But for the farming community it is 138, which is the highest for any occupation in the world.”

    White South Africans fear the killings have the tacit support of the ruling African National Congress, with President Jacob Zuma defending the singing of the revolutionary song ‘Kill the Farmer, Kill the Boer’, and one his MPs crying out “Bury them alive!” during a recent parliamentary debate.
    Aren’t wee just glad Brietbart is BS?