March 2019

World

The Boeing 737 MAX 8: What is the issue?

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On 10th March 2019, a barely four-month-old Boeing 737 max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines, with 157 people on board took off from Bole International airport in the Ethiopian capital Addis-Ababa destined for Nairobi Kenya. In what was expected to be about a 2 hours flight ended in a crash only six minutes later killing all 157 passengers and crew.

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Politics

Trump Vetoes Bill Rejecting His National Emergency

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President Trump is still fighting for his proposal to build a wall along the length of the U.S.-Mexico border, even though Congress voted to block his national emergency declaration to proceed with the project.

On March 15, the president issued his first veto after more than two years in the Oval Office to kill legislation the House of Representatives and the Senate recently passed. The measure rebuked Trump’s intention to use his executive authority to make the declaration. The emergency measures are now set to be in place, though Congress could override the veto.

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Politics Satire

College Admissions Scandal: How much for a college education? How much have you got?

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It turns out that the cost of admission to elite colleges in the United States is really expensive if one is rich, white and has kids who aren’t very bright and are as motivated as a sloth on Dramamine.

Last week federal prosecutors charged 50 people in a college admissions scandal, including well-known actresses, prominent business people and college coaches in a criminal indictment with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud to get their under performing (read: lazy) kids into elite universities. I’m not clear what the difference between mail fraud and honest mail fraud is, I only know that the speed at which some postal service employees provide service borders on the criminal.

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Politics

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and the FEC complaint, is she in trouble?

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Alexandria Ocasio Cortez popularly known as AOC was only 28 years old when On November 6, 2018, she galvanized the left wing and stunned the Democratic establishment by defeating the ten-term incumbent Joe Crowley in the House of Representatives’ elections; making her the youngest members of the 116th United States Congress and the youngest congresswoman in United States history.

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Politics World

NATO and Trump’s Administration: not so obsolete after all

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NATO and Trump’s Administration: not so obsolete after all -By Ivana Martac The importance of transatlantic bond may not be the highest priority of current US administration, but at the same time, it is not entirely true that the current state of the transatlantic partnership is all gloomy at the moment. The purpose of this […]

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Politics

The Democratic Resolution Against Discrimination: What It Really Says About Anti-Semitism

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The Democratic Resolution Against Discrimination: What It Really Says About Anti-Semitism The past week has seen the Democrats divided over a comment from freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar. After Omar made a comment condemning support for Israel, many picked up on anti-Semitic tropes in her words and previous tweets. But rather than responding to Omar’s comments, […]

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Politics Satire

Democrats: Did we say collusion? We meant…

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Democrats: Did we say collusion? We meant… –By Curtice Mang This week the House Judiciary Committee initiated an investigation into alleged misdeeds by President Donald Trump. The committee requested documents from 81 individuals, including family, business associates and members of his administration.  They will subpoena, if necessary. The timing is interesting, given that the Mueller […]

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Politics

Mueller Investigation: Why is everyone setting low expectations on the outcomes?

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On May 17th, 2017, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Mueller as the special council tasked with investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.Mueller’s investigation was started to look for links between Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government. And it was supposed to uncover coordinated collusion between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump’s campaign.What are the results almost 2 years into the investigation?

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Politics

Democratic House Investigations – More About Harassment & Less About Impeachment

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Washington politics sometimes has the feeling of a staged drama. Events have certain inevitable predictability associated with them. President Trump’s election could possibly be considered the one big event that threw the script out of the window in favor of the will of the people.But with the Democrats back in power in the House, we are now back to familiar theatrics again. In the final years of the Obama Presidency, the American voters gave a historic mandate to the GOP. And the party fulfilled its mandate to the people by curbing the worst liberal-radical tendencies of the President and his cabinet.

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