mr6666

& then there's the rest of the WORLD...

407 posts in this topic

 

"I am not going to let the country of my children regress to a dictatorship."

Three thousand people gathered at the Brazilian Press Association in Rio de Janeiro Tuesday night in an act of solidarity with @ggreenwald

,@demori
and the journalists at @TheInterceptBr
#VazaJato

--------------------------------------------------------

 
Read our latest exposé: Brazilian anti-corruption prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol,
 
the coordinator of Brazil's Car Wash anti-corruption task force, gave secret talk to bankers and took money from a company he was investigating
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, hamradio said:

French 'flying man' succeeds in bid to cross English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/flying-frenchman-succeeds-bid-cross-english-channel-jet-powered-hoverboard-n1039041

https://qz.com/1681150/franky-zapata-rode-a-hoverboard-across-the-english-channel/

I'm surprised he wasn't mistaken for a UFO.

f1c7503d2c61669015a68e9c3e890faa

I've gone across the channel on a Hovercraft before. But I was somewhat closer to the water. LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Curious boy drops into well after stepping on broken manhole cover in China.

 

What do you expect from a manhole cover made in China? :wacko:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
The right-wing fascism, brutality and bigotry that’s currently ravaging Brazil and India
is infinitely more dangerous to the world than anything going on in Venezuela or Iran.
 
But Venezuela and Iran have oil, sooooo...
 
<_<

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/2/2019 at 8:22 AM, hamradio said:

Indian Man Who Was Caught Rap_ing a Tied-Up Cow Begs the Animal for Forgiveness - Report

https://sputniknews.com/asia/201907201076306001-cow-rape-arrest-apologies/

1073463370.jpg

 

What "udder" nonsense. :wacko::lol:

 

Maybe he got turned on by her.

lactaid-reduced-fat-2-milk-balloons-larg

What.....you think the man should just unapologetically rape an animal that might be sacred to his religion?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Russian sailor's Cold War message in a bottle found in Alaska

https://news.sky.com/story/russian-sailors-cold-war-message-in-a-bottle-found-in-alaska-11788953

3845258894257617904336896_n.jpg

Letter says..

"Sincere greetings! From the Russian Far East Fleet mother ship VRXF Sulak. I greet you who finds the bottle and request that you respond to the address Vladivostok -43 BRXF Sulak to the whole crew. We wish you good health and long years of life and happy sailing. 20 June 1969."

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate. Here's what's going on

"Wildfires have proliferated in the Amazon rainforest this year, producing fears about the impacts of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro’s environmental policies and how the damage could contribute to climate change.

Brazil’s space research center, the National Institute for Space Research INPE, released data this week showing that wildfires had reached a record high in the region. The center, which began tracking wild fires in 2013, said that the Amazon has experienced more than 74,000 wildfires so far this year,

an 84 percent uptick over the same period in 2018.

The damage could be extremely detrimental to efforts to combat climate change. Home to millions of species of plants and animals, the Amazon rainforest is considered to be a crucial carbon store that mitigates the speed of warming climates......

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/458281-the-amazon-rainforest-is-burning-at-a-record-rate-heres-whats-going

:(

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brazil's Bolsonaro—Outspoken Proponent of Deforestation—Denounced as 'Sick' and 'Pathetic' for Blaming Amazon Forest Fires on NGOs

"We will not watch our future burn away," said climate campaigners

 

......."Maybe—I am not affirming it—these [NGO people] are carrying out some criminal actions to draw attention against me, against the government of Brazil," Bolsonaro said in a video posted on his Facebook account, The Associated Press reported. "This is the war we are facing.”

"The fires were lit in strategic places," said Bolsonaro. "All the indications suggest they went there to film and start fires. That's what I feel."

 

Greenpeace Brazil shot back, with its public policy coordinator Marcio Astrini calling the president's statement "sick" and "pitiful."

"Increased deforestation and burning," said Astrini, "are the result of his anti-environmental policy.".....

 

While the country has been experiencing "epochal deforestation" driven by agriculture—and with it, trampling of indigenous rights—the deforestation has gone into overdrive since Bolsonaro's election.

The development prompted Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg earlier this summer to say, "We are literally sawing off the branch we all live on."

The extent of the deforestation was recently laid out by Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE). Data released by the agency showed that deforestation in June was 88 percent higher than it was in June of last year. Bolsonaro responded by calling the data a "lie" and firing the agency's head....

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/21/brazils-bolsonaro-outspoken-proponent-deforestation-denounced-sick-and-pathetic#

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, mr6666 said:

Brazil's Bolsonaro—Outspoken Proponent of Deforestation—Denounced as 'Sick' and 'Pathetic' for Blaming Amazon Forest Fires on NGOs

"We will not watch our future burn away," said climate campaigners

 

......."Maybe—I am not affirming it—these [NGO people] are carrying out some criminal actions to draw attention against me, against the government of Brazil," Bolsonaro said in a video posted on his Facebook account, The Associated Press reported. "This is the war we are facing.”

"The fires were lit in strategic places," said Bolsonaro. "All the indications suggest they went there to film and start fires. That's what I feel."

 

Greenpeace Brazil shot back, with its public policy coordinator Marcio Astrini calling the president's statement "sick" and "pitiful."

"Increased deforestation and burning," said Astrini, "are the result of his anti-environmental policy.".....

 

While the country has been experiencing "epochal deforestation" driven by agriculture—and with it, trampling of indigenous rights—the deforestation has gone into overdrive since Bolsonaro's election.

The development prompted Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg earlier this summer to say, "We are literally sawing off the branch we all live on."

The extent of the deforestation was recently laid out by Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE). Data released by the agency showed that deforestation in June was 88 percent higher than it was in June of last year. Bolsonaro responded by calling the data a "lie" and firing the agency's head....

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/21/brazils-bolsonaro-outspoken-proponent-deforestation-denounced-sick-and-pathetic#

This guy is as big of an asssewipe and climate change denier as our own Assssewipe in Chief, Donald Trump.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Happy Together" - Russian version of "Married With Children". :lol:

lFb-j5MaBF4x.jpg

271133-frederika.jpg

happy_together1.jpg

 

So popular among the TV viewers that they decided to er_ct a monument to the main character - Gena Bukin, the seller of shoes. 

A_monument_to_a_shoe_seller_in_Yekaterin

b6aa61294de069ddf400b16d6b0d1d6b_XL.jpg

 

(give me a break word filter!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hong Kong leader withdraws extradition bill that triggered protests
 
 
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday withdrew an extradition bill that triggered months of often violent protests so the Chinese-ruled city can move forward from a “highly vulnerable and dangerous” place and find solutions.
 
 
The withdrawal, a key demand of protesters, came after unrest that drove the former British colony to the edge of anarchy as the government repeatedly refused to back down – igniting pitched battles across the city of seven million, the arrests of more than 1,000 protesters, and leaving a society deeply divided.
 
 
It was not immediately clear if the bill’s withdrawal would help end the unrest. The immediate reaction appeared skeptical and the real test will be how many people take to the streets.
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Conte returns as Italian PM

as far-right Salvini booted from power-

Italian far-right's bid to seize power has collapsed with the appointment of a more moderate, pro-Europe government.

4 hours ago-

 

"...far-right figurehead Matteo Salvini, leader of the populist League movement, collapsed the former coalition government while MPs were mostly at the beach.

Salvini was riding a wave of popularity after his hard-line measures against migrants and humanitarian vessels saving lives in the Mediterranean. In his final weeks as interior minister, Salvini's party pushed through new legislation that criminalised rescue workers, leaving crews vulnerable to $1.1 million fines and having their ships impounded......

 

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/conte-returns-italian-pm-booted-power-190904153752845.html?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&amp;utm_content=5d7037824b188d00011b9b13&amp;utm_medium=trueAnthem&amp;utm_source=twitter

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One killed, five wounded in new Johannesburg violence

Security forces clash with looters in latest outbreak of xenophobic violence in South Africa's biggest city.

 

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/killed-wounded-johannesburg-violence-190908191858658.html?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&amp;utm_content=5d7576854b188d00011bec3c&amp;utm_medium=trueAnthem&amp;utm_source=twitter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

New Members:

Register Here

Learn more about the new message boards:

FAQ

Having problems?

Contact Us