World watch – Tuesday

Monday GMT


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


  1. Hypocrite of the year?

    • Joe Bloggs

       /  December 5, 2017

      Criminal convictions by Presidential Administration for the past 50 years:

      LBJ – 0
      Nixon – 55
      Ford – 1
      Carter – 0
      Reagan – 16
      HW Bush – 1
      Clinton – 1
      Bush – 16
      Obama – 0
      trump – 2

      Republicans – 91
      Democrats –

    • MaureenW

       /  December 5, 2017

      Did Trump lie to the FBI. I can’t recall, do you have the details?

      • Conspiratoor

         /  December 5, 2017

        Oh stop it Maureen. Don’t let the details interfere with the narrative

  2. sorethumb

     /  December 5, 2017

    If even half the assertions in the newly released review of Charlottesville’s disastrous Aug. 12 rally are true — and we have no reason to think otherwise — then both the Virginia State Police and, especially, the Charlottesville Police Department have a lot to answer for.
    Whether officials hoped for the best or not, they clearly had not prepared for the worst.

    When violence broke out, officers hung back rather than intervene. Many have suspected they received some kind of stand-down order. The review, by former federal prosecutor Tim Heaphy, found that such an order was, in effect, given. Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas even said, “let them fight, it will make it easier to declare an unlawful assembly.”

  3. sorethumb

     /  December 5, 2017

    Former Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has claimed that the large-scale influx of asylum seekers to Sweden is a blessing for the country, comparing them to couples having new children.
    Reinfeldt defended his longtime pro-mass migration views saying that Sweden “has been a country of immigrants. A country that has been open to people who came from all over the world, who entered our society and became part of our country, called themselves Swedes and helped build welfare with their efforts and work.”
    Factionalised and ungovernable As in NZ as in US as in UK (Brexit)

    • wackAmole

       /  December 5, 2017

      “a blessing for the country”

      I see Sweden is now looking at a hand grenade amnesty – a society truly blessed indeed.

  4. wackAmole

     /  December 5, 2017

    As predicted by sound minds the US Supreme Court gives Trump’s “Muslim Ban” the green light!

    It was always a perfectly reasonable bit of policy, despite the Fake News narrative coming from Trump’s mentally unstable enemies in the DC swamp.