World view – Saturday

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


    • Patzcuaro

       /  September 22, 2018

      From Wiki

      “Feinstein has been married three times. In 1956, Feinstein married Jack Berman (d. 2002), a colleague in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. She and Berman divorced three years later. Their daughter, Katherine Feinstein Mariano (b. 1957), was the presiding judge of the San Francisco Superior Court for twelve years, through 2012.[92][93] In 1962, shortly after beginning her career in politics, Feinstein married her second husband, neurosurgeon Bertram Feinstein, who died of colon cancer in 1978. In 1980, Feinstein married Richard C. Blum, an investment banker. In 2003, Feinstein was ranked the fifth-wealthiest senator, with an estimated net worth of US$26 million.[94] By 2005, her net worth had increased to between US$43 million and US$99 million.[95] Her 347-page financial-disclosure statement[96] – characterized by the San Francisco Chronicle as “nearly the size of a phone book” – draws clear lines between her assets and those of her husband, with many of her assets in blind trusts.[97]”

      Her second husband was a neurosurgeon who died and her third an investment banker.

  1. Griff.

     /  September 22, 2018

    In Reversal, Trump No Longer Demands Declassification of Russia Documents

    I met with the DOJ concerning the declassification of various UNREDACTED documents. They agreed to release them but stated that so doing may have a perceived negative impact on the Russia probe. Also, key Allies’ called to ask not to release. Therefore, the Inspector General…..
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2018

    ….has been asked to review these documents on an expedited basis. I believe he will move quickly on this (and hopefully other things which he is looking at). In the end I can always declassify if it proves necessary. Speed is very important to me – and everyone!
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2018

    For some reason i doubt it is about having negative impact on the investigation. ‘

    • Joe Bloggs

       /  September 22, 2018

      Our local lemming-for-trump will be mightily pissed off.

      Wilkkkinson was militating for this release just a few days ago and was frothing on conspiratorially about how it would reveal collusion between Clinton and Russia … So much for that little distraction.

  2. Patzcuaro

     /  September 22, 2018

    Dead as a dodo

  3. sorethumb

     /  September 22, 2018

    Over 200,000 Undocumented Migrants in Germany Were ‘Born’ on January 1st


    • It seems to be common.

      My parents were born in Eritrea, when the country was on the cusp of what would become a 30-year war for independence from Ethiopia. After having fought in the war for some time, they fled to Sudan where they applied to be immigrants to the US. There was one problem when they were filling out their applications, though. Due to the conflict back home, my mother didn’t know when her birthday was.

      Similar situations played out for thousands of other refugees. In some cases, applicants who didn’t know their birthdays would choose the easiest date they could remember: January 1st. In other cases, state departments around the world would assign January 1st to applicants who didn’t know their birthdays.

      In fact, in 2009, of the nearly 80,000 refugees who came to the US, 11,000 of them had January 1st birthdays.

    • Corky

       /  September 22, 2018

      No big loss. Cancer research is a perpetual bottomless pit with little results.

    • Corky

       /  September 22, 2018

      Germany refused to learn from other European countries. Now they will pay the price of hardliners ascending to power.

      Here’s gratitude 101. They threw their country away for these pricks??

    • sorethumb

       /  September 22, 2018

      Das iz good yah!?