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"Sometimes we need to confront China. In my experience, just being nice to them doesn't get you very far,"

...other times we get on our knees and shake our tin cup.
 

"Last week, Kneissl's ponies were flown to Saint Petersburg on a military aircraft from the Russian air base at Hmeimim in Syria, according to a report by Russian investigative website The Insider. 'It was impossible for me to drive a lorry through Syria under the circumstances of the war,' Kneissl confirmed to AFP on Wednesday. 'Due to sanctions, there are no flights or DHL (shipping service),' Kneissl wrote on Telegram, astonished that her 'move has become a political issue'"

This is only political because the horses couldn't be transported by lorry in Syria and DHL wasn't working.
 

"It is his second spell on our screens since leaving office, after he took part in ITV's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, earning him an even heftier fee of £320,000 - though he donated just over 3% of that payment to charity."

The man is in abject poverty. Clearly being a public servant and MP didn't pay enough.
 
As Canada's navy arrives in Japan, Tokyo begins largest military buildup since Second World War

"A third of the Royal Canadian Navy's entire Pacific frigate fleet is visiting Japan. Mind you, that's just two vessels."

....very useful.

"By contrast, Japan's navy is vastly larger and its government is embarking on its largest military spending spree since the Second World War. Japan has recently announced a $433-billion upgrade plan to turn its armed forces into a major regional force, buying missiles capable of hitting China and Chinese ships and ensuring Japan will become the world's third-largest spender on defence (after the U.S. and China).

That 65 per cent increase in spending will mean Japan hits the mark of directing two per cent of GDP to defence no later than 2027."

War...the world needs war.
 
Will Canada challenge India to a war?

A conventional war where both countries struggling to project their power outside of their own borders?

According to Wikipedia, India has the second largest number of active servicemen in the world and spend the 3rd most on military hardware.

We'd only stand a chance if it was a man on man match in a ring like Musk vs. Zuckerberg.

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"Fetterman, a first-term senator who's often seen at the Capitol wearing a hoodie and shorts, is a prominent beneficiary of the new rule."

Not only would you save democracy, you'd save your own dignity, sense of self-respect, and spare us from seeing your bare legs in shorts.
 

"Fetterman, a first-term senator who's often seen at the Capitol wearing a hoodie and shorts, is a prominent beneficiary of the new rule."

Not only would you save democracy, you'd save your own dignity, sense of self-respect, and spare us from seeing your bare legs in shorts.

At least provide the full quote, in all its glory:

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"'If sportswashing is going to increase my GDP by 1%, then we'll continue doing sportswashing,' Bin Salman said.

He told Fox News: 'I don't care [about the term]. I have 1% growth in GDP from sport and I am aiming for another 1.5%. Call it what you want - we are going to get that 1.5%.' "
 

"The federal investigation focused on whether the powerful Senate Foreign Relations chair and his wife improperly took cash and gifts including jewelry, use of a Mercedes-Benz and a luxury apartment and gold bars worth as much as $400,000. It also scrutinized any actions Menendez might have taken to help his benefactors."

Gold bars? Oh I thought that was a souvenir like a company branded pen.
 

"In the days since the prime minister made the explosive announcement, his allies in the Five Eyes intelligence alliance provided seemingly boilerplate public statements, all stopping far short of full-throated support.

UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said his country took 'very seriously the things that Canada are saying' . Using nearly identical language, Australia said it was 'deeply concerned' by the accusations.

But perhaps the most deafening silence came from Canada's southern neighbour, the United States. The two countries are close allies, but the US did not speak up with outrage on Canada's behalf.

When President Joe Biden publicly raised India this week, while speaking at the UN, it was not to condemn, but to praise the country for helping to establish a new economic pathway."

Your Anglo allies have abandoned you. Your ministers have failed you domestically. Your wife left you.

carrot top suicide GIF by South Park
 
House Speaker apologizes for honouring Ukrainian who fought in Nazi unit in WW II

"Hunka, 98, was part of the First Ukrainian Division, also known as the Waffen-SS Galicia Division or the SS 14th Waffen Division, a voluntary unit that was under the command of the Nazis."

Fodder to justify the special military operation to de-nazify Ukraine.

But more to the point of apologising for honouring him - how did we admit ex Waffen SS into the country? Clearly the man is not in hiding. Don't the Wiesenthal Nazi hunters chase these types of men?
 
House Speaker apologizes for honouring Ukrainian who fought in Nazi unit in WW II

"Hunka, 98, was part of the First Ukrainian Division, also known as the Waffen-SS Galicia Division or the SS 14th Waffen Division, a voluntary unit that was under the command of the Nazis."

Fodder to justify the special military operation to de-nazify Ukraine.

But more to the point of apologising for honouring him - how did we admit ex Waffen SS into the country? Clearly the man is not in hiding. Don't the Wiesenthal Nazi hunters chase these types of men?
At Nuremberg, the unit was found to have not committed war crimes, so Hunka and his comrades were not hunted. Post-war, Canada changed immigration laws and permitted emigration from Germany, including Ukrainians that served in the unit based on the Nuremberg tribunal outcome.

The no-war crimes verdict was re-affirmed by the Deschênes Commission that Mr. Mulroney set in play in the mid-80s.

Still, the douchebag idiot speaker of the house could have found a bohunk that did not serve with the Germans to have Parliament recognize.
 

“'I recognize this will be the biggest fight yet, but as I have stated throughout this whole process, I firmly believe that when all the facts are presented, not only will I be exonerated, but I still will be New Jersey’s senior senator,' Menendez said at Hudson County Community College’s campus in Union City, where he grew up."

"The latest to join the chorus is his fellow New Jersey senator Cory Booker who said 'stepping down is best for those Senator Menendez has spent his life serving'."

No, I'm senior senator. No, I will be. No, I want to still be senior senator.
 

I didn't know that Haley surged ahead of Ramaswamy.

"In the middle of an answer about education, Christie took things in an unusual direction: 'When you have the president of the United States sleeping with a member of the teachers union, there is no chance that you could take the stranglehold away from the teachers union every day.'

The bizarre shot at first lady Jill Biden, a teacher, somehow came back around later in the debate — thanks to, of all people, the usually buttoned-up Pence.

'By way of full disclosure, Chris,' Pence said solemnly, 'you mentioned the president’s situation. My wife isn’t a member of the teachers union, but I’ve got to admit, I’ve been sleeping with a teacher for 38 years. Full disclosure.'"

Let's disclose who we are sleeping with during a political debate.
 

“'I welcome those conversations,' Rep. Wiley Nickel, D-N.C., who represents a swing district, said Sunday on MSNBC when he was asked whether he'd rescue McCarthy. 'The question just is: What’s the deal?'

'We’re going to all look to our leader, Hakeem Jeffries, to make sure that we have a fair deal,' he said. 'But I’m somebody, certainly, who could be open to making that kind of vote if there’s a good deal that gets the things done that we’ve got to do for my constituents.'"

Gold bars for everyone!
 

McCarthy out. Pelosi evicted from her office by the interim speaker. How long can the interim speaker go on for? What kind of power does he have?

I'm surprised Boebert and Greene didn't vote for McCarthy out.
 

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