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  1. seer

     /  April 20, 2018

    Roger Waters (April 13 2018, Barcelona) denounces “fake” White Helmets, Don’t bomb Syria

  2. seer

     /  April 20, 2018

    Bombshell: Professor Stuns MSNBC Panel On Syria

    • sorethumb

       /  April 20, 2018

      [16:00]

    • sorethumb

       /  April 20, 2018

      The old plumber having a cup or tea: “bloody worlds a mess, isn’t it?”. Amen brother. Seems everyone’s got a solution.

  3. Gezza

     /  April 20, 2018

    Aljazeera”

    Fighters in Dumayr, a rebel-held district northeast of Syria’s capital Damascus, have agreed to surrender and are already turning in their arms.

    The rebels and their families will evacuate to the north of the country, as part of a deal with the government.

    They said they feared the Syrian government would devastate the district with air attacks as it did to the neighbouring region of Eastern Ghouta, which was recently taken by the regime from opposition groups following a similar deal.

    • Gezza

       /  April 20, 2018

      Aljazeera: The Syrian military has given ISIL fighters 48 hours to leave a pocket they control in the capital’s south, a pro-government local newspaper reported on Thursday.

      Syrian forces have for days been launching air attacks on the area controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) in the south of Damascus, primarily around the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp and its surrounding neighbourhoods, Al-Watan daily said.

      “The two-day window is an attempt to avoid a military assault. If they refuse to leave, the army is ready to launch a military operation to end their presence in the area,” the newspaper added.

      Yarmouk, about 8km from central Damascus, was home to Syria’s largest Palestinian refugee community before the Syrian war began more than seven years ago. Although most of the camp’s residents fled to other parts of Syria or to neighbouring countries, the United Nations estimates thousands remain trapped inside.

      The camp has been under ISIL’s control since April 2015, and has been under siege since late 2012, barring thousands from exit and re-entry.

    • Gezza

       /  April 20, 2018

      Aljazeera: Police in Berlin are investigating an assault on two young men in which the attacker was heard shouting anti-Jewish abuse.

      One of the victims was wearing a Jewish skull cap at the time of the attack (although he’s actually an Israel Palestian.who’s not Jewish). Such attacks on Jews are said to be on the rise in Berlin.

      It’s reported the alleged attacker has turned himself in to the authorities.

      +Video
      https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/04/germanys-capital-sees-rise-anti-jewish-attacks-180419183230820.html

  4. sorethumb

     /  April 20, 2018

    Starbucks’ Delicious Dilemma—Virtue-Signaling While Safe
    https://www.vdare.com/articles/starbucks-delicious-dilemma-virtue-signaling-while-safe

    An interesting take?

  5. Blazer

     /  April 20, 2018

    have they taken the ‘flat white’ off the.. menu.

  6. Griff

     /  April 20, 2018

    The UK’s climate laws forged a path for others to follow. But as progressive nations commit to zero emissions, it must reclaim its leading role, writes Sweden’s deputy prime minister

    What does it mean for a nation to be a “climate leader” in 2018?

    At the very least, it must mean having a firm plan in place to deliver your nation’s fair share of the Paris agreement. During that stunning fortnight in December 2015, 195 governments freely and willingly committed not only to keep global warming well below 2C, but to aim for the safer level of 1.5C. And they committed to bring net greenhouse gas emissions down to zero.

    I cannot help but feel huge pride that my government was the first in the western world to step up and deliver on the Paris agreement. In June last year, we adopted a target of cutting Sweden’s net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2045, and we set it in law. Within a generation, Sweden will not be contributing to the problem of climate change. Science tells us that if all nations adopt this target, there is a good chance that we will live up to the commitments that we made at the Paris summit, and keep climate change within safe boundaries.
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/17/to-lead-on-climate-countries-must-commit-to-zero-emissions

  7. sorethumb

     /  April 20, 2018

    Starbucks think blacks are their moral inferiors

    • sorethumb

       /  April 20, 2018

      Black guy demands free coffee (for a laugh) shows how codencing Starbuck liberals are to the inferior darkies.