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  1. Gezza

     /  March 3, 2018

    Aljazeera tv – Breaking News
    Gunfire & explosions near the French Embassy in Ouagadoudou, Burkina Faso. French ambassador says a “terrorist attack” is underway. French troops have been airliifted in. Embassy says situation is under control there & that four of the attackers have been neutralised. Nobody has claimed responsibility yet.

  2. Fight4NZ

     /  March 3, 2018

    Whats with the downticking?

  3. Gezza

     /  March 3, 2018

    Trump. Focussed.

  4. Joe Bloggs

     /  March 3, 2018

    So trump’s inner circle is down to the three holdouts – Scavino and the Javankas.

    I’m still kinda feeling sorry for Hope Hicks, stuffed into the meat grinder by trump like she was dead horse flesh. She’s steamed his suits, with trump in them, endured his rants, done damage control for his idiot son, edited his tweets…

    After enduring eight hours of testimony before the ludicrous House Intelligence Committee, where she copped to telling a few “white lies” on behalf of her boss, she got hauled into the Oval Office and berated for her testimony. Given the treatment of women at Maison trump, she can be thankful she only received a tongue-lashing. Little wonder she resigned six hours later.

    So now we’re treated to the spectacle of trump’s hold-outs being investigated for everything except their ankle-fetter sizes…. and that’s not far off for Jared given the seriousness of the bribery and money laundering investigations he’s now facing, to say nothing of the Russia probe, teetering on the edge of bankrupcy over 666 5th Ave, and law suits in New York and Maryland for mismanagement and rent gouging.

  5. Why feel sorry for her, that’s simply weasle words. Were you truly deeply concerned, can I assure you she’s had multiple tens of millions offered to her

    • Joe Bloggs

       /  March 3, 2018

      I kinda feel sorry for her because no-one should be put in a position where they feel obliged to lie on behalf of their boss. After all she’s done for trumpy, he treated her like a piece of shit….

  6. High Flying Duck

     /  March 3, 2018

    In a carefully worded rare moment of clarity the Archbishop of Canterbury has mentioned that perhaps Sharia Law possibly, maybe, could be incompatible with British law, due to the fact it is…completely different.

    Justin Welby said the Islamic rules are incompatible with Britain’s laws, which have developed over 500 years on the principles of a different culture.

    …British law has ‘underlying values and assumptions’ that come from a clearly Christian tradition. ‘Sharia law is not just about punishments,’ he added. ‘It is something of immense sophistication, but it comes from a very different background of jurisprudence to the one from which British law has developed over the past 500 years’.

    ‘The problem is reimagining Britain through values applied in action can only work where the narrative of the country is coherent and embracing.’ The Archbishop said: ‘Sharia, which has a powerful and ancient cultural narrative of its own, deeply embedded in a system of faith and understanding of God, and thus especially powerful in forming identity, cannot become part of another narrative.

    ‘Accepting it in part implies accepting its values around the nature of the human person, attitudes to outsiders, the revelation of God, and a basis for life in law, rather than grace, the formative word of Christian culture.’

  7. High Flying Duck

     /  March 3, 2018

    Since we’re still on the Trump train..Seth Rich was (still) murdered for supplying DNC emails to Wikleaks…

  8. Joe Bloggs

     /  March 3, 2018

    Crossing the tracks to the Kushner train, looks like Jared is toast – poured from the same mould as Manafort only with a couple of extra zeros behind the corruption.

    The bottom line is that all this new Kushner news connects more dots in the Steele dossier’s core allegation: that there may have been a quid-pro-quo of Russian oil money for Trump policy change on sanctions. There are still obviously a lot of loose and unknown threads here and no direct evidence yet that Russia is behind any of the Qatari deals. Depending on which dots Mueller is himself able to connect, however, the latest evidence would also strengthen any possible charges against Kushner and a slew of Trump officials, as well as any potential case of obstruction of justice against the president himself. Finally, there is still the even more alarming question about whether the Trump family businesses’ conflicts of interest almost led the president to escalate a regional dispute to the brink of armed conflict. In light of the Steele dossier and how Qatar might implicate Russia, Kushner and Trump have even more to answer for.

    Ghods, I wish trump’d drain his swamp.


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