Let the gnashing and rending of garments start in earnest.
|By: DSWright Monday March 31, 2014 6:48 am|
After decades of near total inaction by the major world economies a new report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claims the worst effects of greenhouse emissions have yet to be felt. Already the effects of climate change are being seen with coastal flooding, severe weather, and rapid extinctions of wildlife, but that is just the beginning.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday March 27, 2014 8:00 pm|
So it turns out that Michele Bachmann was right all along, but as usual, not in the way she intended. America is exceptional; just like say, Saudi Arabia is.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Thursday March 20, 2014 11:16 am|
Today marks the second ever International Day of Happiness!
Inspired by the concept of “Gross Happiness” and originating from the Kingdom of Bhutan’s fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, also known as The “Dragon King.” The Dragon King saw the importance of government in helping strike a balance between the spiritual and the material. He advocated on policies focused on increasing the happiness of his people.
|By: DSWright Monday November 25, 2013 9:47 am|
The nation of Angola has reportedly banned the religion of Islam from the country and begun a demolition program of mosques and other Islamic sites. Islam has existed within the country for a number of years though the overwhelming majority of citizens are Christian. The Minister for Culture in Angola, Rosa Cruz, is quoted as having claimed Islam has yet to be “legalized.”
|By: CTuttle Wednesday November 13, 2013 8:00 pm|
The Peace Farce is officially over.
|By: DSWright Tuesday November 12, 2013 6:40 am|
Yesterday the Iranian government and the UN based IAEA reached an agreement to increase monitoring of Iran’s nuclear sites. The deal comes amidst talks between Iran, the United States and other nations concerning a possible agreement that would help rollback sanctions placed on the country for allegedly pursuing nuclear weapons.
|By: DSWright Friday October 25, 2013 9:15 am|
After news broke that the US government was monitoring the calls of at least 35 world leaders, many of which were allies, the question of restraining US spying power became a pressing international issue. Aggrieved countries such as Brazil and Germany are now even turning to the United Nations to rein in the NSA.
|By: DSWright Friday October 18, 2013 6:40 am|
Saudi Arabia did everything it could to bring the US into war with Syria in hopes of weakening its regional foe Iran. But the American people stood up and thanks to a (possibly unintentional) public statement by Secretary of State Kerry and fast action by Russia, the UN is now destroying chemical weapons within Syria. Much like the 2003 Iraq War the pretext for US military involvement in Syria rested on weapons of mass destruction or, more bluntly, the US screaming “he’s got a gun” hoping to scare everyone, including the American people, into war. But now WMDs are being dealt with and any pretext the Obama Administration had to do Saudia Arabia’s bidding has gone up in smoke.
Needless to say the Saudis aren’t happy
|By: DSWright Tuesday September 24, 2013 1:10 pm|
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff decided to condemn the US spying program on her country in a speech before the United Nations. The NSA spying program on Brazil, revealed in a story for Brazilian news outlet El Globo by Glenn Greenwald, already caused President Rouseff to cancel a trip to the US and has now led to a direct attack on President Obama before the international community at the UN.