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#36

I posted this in the "Trumpocalypse" thread because Trump invited Duterte to the White House (and possibly praised these tactics), but it really should go here.  Duterte is causing an international crisis.



Warning: some of the pictures are very graphic.



http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/...lings.html



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#37

At least 40 dead in Pakistan plane crash:



https://www.yahoo.com/news/pakistan-inte...nance.html

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#38

No matter who gets chosen to replace the "Smiling Assassin"; currently the choice appears to be proto-Thatcher Judith "The Crusher" Collins (an actual nickname she relishes) or Bill "I specialise in being boring" English (an actual quote from the man), at least they (probably) can't be as woefully, terribly, horrendously shit as the Aussie government.



Total shambles from top to bottom.



https://www.theguardian.com/australia-ne...ments 

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#39

It's pretty hilarious.  After a spectacular coup turfed out the right wing of the libs, thanks to Abbott and his policies being wildly unpopular,  the moderate replacements can't even scratch themselves without the approval of the recently dispatched.  So the right have a much easier time pursuing their ultra neo-liberal, conservative 'free-market cronyism' policy plans after losing power.


The "leadership" then takes all the blame in the popularity stakes, probably setting up things for another change. (making for our seventh in as many years)

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#40

Duterte might be facing opposition from the vice president:



https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/meet-...49180.html

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#41
APutin foes say child pornography is planted on them:

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/12/09/wor...6HxnQjKtdr
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#42

Venezuela's economic crisis hasn't gotten nearly the attention it deserves, but there have been truly harrowing stories from it.  Then, there's the government confiscating millions of toys from a company:



http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/10/americas/v...tDl6ldUJkh, https://t.co/tDl6ldUJkh 0752AMStoryLink&linkId=32237991

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#43

A man who stabbed somebody at a London train station said afterwards that he was looking to kill a Muslim:



http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/cri...70016.html

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#44
A[quote name="Iron Maiden" url="/community/t/156118/the-all-encompassing-world-news-thread#post_4183434"]
Okay, let's start with Italy.  Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promised to step down if a referendum on curtailing the size of Italy's Senate and transferring regional power to the national government failed.  It failed:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/italys-renzi-...29314.html

Referendums have had quite the year, haven't they?  Brexit, the Colombian vote on FARC, Renzi, death penalty in Nebraska, etc.

The far-right are in a good position to gain real power in Italy.
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I'm not familiar with Italian politics, but I've understood their big populist party is the Five Star Movement. Wiki says the five stars reference their key issues: public water, sustainable transport, sustainable development, right to Internet access, and environmentalism. That doesn't sound very right-wing to me...?

Then again their leader looks like this:

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#45

Guy Fieri?

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#46

5 Star Movement?  Aiming to bring them back?





To be fair, they did bring in the live delay for Saturday morning kids TV because of them though



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#47

Meanwhile in London



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A judge in London has given a crystal meth addict a life term in prison for killing a police officer during a bondage sex session and then attempting to cook and eat his body parts.


Judge Nicholas Hilliard sentenced Stefano Brizzi today to life in prison with at least 24 years to serve for killing 59-year-old Gordon Semple, whose dissolving body was found in an acid bath.


Brizzi, a former Morgan Stanley IT developer, met Semple on a gay dating app.


The 50-year-old Brizzi arranged a meeting at his apartment near London's Tate Modern gallery on April 1 and later tried to cover up his tracks online.


After his arrest, Brizzi had admitted killing and trying to dissolve the body because "Satan told me to."



Meth, it's a hell of a drug

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#48
ADuterte has admitted to killing suspects personally when he was a mayor:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/14/asia/duter...d=32373779
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#49

Not satire: a show will be airing in Russia that is sort of inspired by The Hunger Games​.  Oh, and things like murder and rape are allowed:



http://www.mediaite.com/online/so-russia...nd-murder/



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Though the contestants are not given guns, they will be given knives, and according to the show's organizers, "Each contestant gives consent that they could be maimed, even killed.  2,000 cameras, 900 hectares and 30 lives.  Everything is allowed.  Fighting, alcohol, murder, rape, smoking, anything."


Well, to be fair, the reality show might be okay with murder and rape, but such acts will still get contestants in trouble with Russian law enforcement.

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#50

The Russian ambassador to Turkey has been assassinated.  The gunman shouted something about Aleppo.

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#51
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Originally Posted by bigbrother View Post
 

The Russian ambassador to Turkey has been assassinated.  The gunman shouted something about Aleppo.



Nice knowing you guys.

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#52
ASo you thought 2016 was bad...

Fuck sake.
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#53
AOther than that, how was the photography exhibition?
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#54

The CEO of an appliance company in Canada brought 58 Syrian refugee families to the country, built them homes, gave them jobs and even bought a dollar store for one of them:



http://torontolife.com/city/life/jim-est...-refugees/



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As he watched the news, Estill got worked up. “I didn’t want to be 80 years old and know that I did nothing during the greatest humanitarian crisis of my time,” he says. Estill was disturbed by the wave of xenophobia that had emerged during the Harper administration. He wanted to demonstrate how refugees could help enrich our society. One of his best friends, Franz Hasenfratz, was a refugee who fled Communist Hungary. Hasenfratz went on to establish Linamar, a car-parts manufacturer, which is Guelph’s largest employer, with nearly 10,000 employees. “I was trying to drown out the xenophobes,” Estill says. “When we think of Italians or Irish, we don’t think of them as immigrants. They’re just people.”


It's the story of a man with a vision, yes, but also of various organizations and individuals getting together to do good:



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After Labour Day, Estill called a slew of local religious organizations—including three churches, a mosque, a Hindu temple and a synagogue—and aid agencies like the Salvation Army. On September 29, 10 civic leaders sat down in Estill’s boardroom at Danby. He’d made a PowerPoint presentation titled Refugees: The Right Thing to Do. Muhammed Sayyed, the president of the Muslim Society of Guelph, was amazed that so many faith groups were participating, even though most of the refugees would be Muslim. When he met Estill, he was filled with gratitude. “I thought, Wow, there are still people like him,” he said. An hour after the group sat down, the project was launched. The Muslim Society of Guelph would create the infrastructure, handle the paperwork and lead the volunteers. Estill would sustain the program with monthly donations. The group partnered with the Islamic Foundation of Toronto, which was a sponsorship agreement holder. This meant Estill could choose which refugees he wanted to sponsor.


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Before he could bring anyone over, he needed to get many other Guelphites on board. Within a month, more than 800 people had flocked to the cause. There were teachers, doctors, warehouse managers, construction workers. Many Vietnamese boat people who’d arrived as refugees in the ’70s and ’80s showed up to repay the generosity they’d received. Jaya James, a Christian woman affiliated with the First Baptist Church, took six months off her job as a policy advisor with the Ministry of Agriculture to help organize the project. About half of the volunteers wanted to stay in the background—sorting through goods, canvassing for donations, securing accommodations—while others hoped to work directly with the refugees in settlement groups dedicated to each family.


You Canadians are alright in my book.



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#55

Duterte is going after the United Nations' human rights chief, and has threatened to burn down the U.N. headquarters in New York City:



http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/world/...d&amp;_r=0



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You there in the United Nations, you do not know diplomacy,” Mr. Duterte said. “You do not know how to behave, to be an employee of the United Nations. You do not talk to me like that, you son of a bitch.”


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“You go and file a complaint in the United Nations,” he said. “I will burn down the United Nations if you want. I will burn it down if I go to America.”


He's completely unhinged.

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#56

Hundreds of people will be sharing a $2.4 billion Christmas lottery pot in Spain:



http://time.com/4616441/el-gordo-spain-c...ow_twitter

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#57

The UN Security Council passed a resolution urging an end to Israeli settlements:



http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-eas...ws_central



The United States didn't veto.

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#58

Trump on settlements: "Everything will change after Jan. 20th."



Well, that's true.

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#59

Charles Schumer isn't happy with the Obama administration:



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#60
AI'm actually fine with Obama giving Netanyahu one final big middle finger.
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#61

Some on the right are saying that America is completely abandoning Israel, which just isn't true.  A $38 billion military aid package was signed a few months ago between the two countries:



http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-is...SKCN11K2CI



That's the largest such package in U.S. history.

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#62

Israel says it's going to impose sanctions on New Zealand for its Security Council vote:



https://twitter.com/haaretzcom/status/81...8520845312



Andy Bain, is there a lot of trading between Israel and New Zealand?

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#63

Hope you're stocked up on Gafilte fish Andy!

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#64

Russia's working closely with fringe elements to disrupt the European Union:



http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/24/world/...e&amp;_r=1





Hungary's dealt with a few people allegedly with Russian ties, but the increasingly-Russian-friendly government hasn't been interested in investigating.

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#65

Russia would like Apple to unlock the iPhone of the assassin of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey:



http://thehackernews.com/2016/12/russian...ation.html



...and probably every perceived Putin enemy as well.

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#66

Has anyone pointed out to the Russians that, the last time they played nice with Nazis, it didn't turn out so well?

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#67

Israel to re-assess UN ties.  How long until we are a rogue nation right with them?

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#68
ASettlements make certain that a Palestinian state will never be created. Netanyahu has never hidden his disdain for the two-state solution or the concerns of the international community over his indifference toward a peace process. His strategy of conflating "anti-Likud" with "anti-Israeli" has been a largely successful one.

Can Chuck Schumer just fuck off and let someone with a straighter spine take over the leadership post?
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#69

Duterte is claiming he murdered a man by throwing him off a helicopter when he was a mayor:



http://time.com/4618726/rodrigo-duterte-...d=tcoshare



He's officially the villain of an unused Die Hard script.

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#70
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Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
 

Duterte is claiming he murdered a man by throwing him off a helicopter when he was a mayor:



http://time.com/4618726/rodrigo-duterte-...d=tcoshare



He's officially the villain of an unused Die Hard script.



I think he may be confusing his life with the movie Scarface.

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