A new poll by PEW Research has found that leftists are far less tolerant than their right-wing counterparts.
Who is surprised by this, I wonder…? “Liberal,” used as a political descriptor in the present day, is worse than meaningless, it is positively false and misleading. And it’s not just about Trump! Far from it. He is a bellwether, but the issue goes much deeper than that. Much deeper!
The offensive, which began on 31 July 1917, claimed the lives of more than half a million British, French and German troops.
Today marks the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, in the First World War: a particularly horrific battle in a particularly horrific war. Honoured memory of those who fought – tinged with sadness that they fell in a war which, even more than many others, was unnecessary, and the effects of which we continue to experience to this day. “What is past is prologue…”
JFK’s eternal speech at Rice University on September 12th, 1962 setting the goal of the space race during the 1960’s.
President John F. Kennedy gave this speech almost 55 years ago. It was a stirring example of American resolve, and of the American exploratory spirit. Now, more than a half-century later, we are dependent upon the Russians to get an American astronaut to the International Space Station.
Somehow, I think President Kennedy would be appalled.
From Darryl B. Petitt, on Facebook:
“Republicans in Congress have no interest in [making America great again, or putting America first].
“The ISS space-station the U.S. astronaut along with a European and Russian astronaut are going to is a Russian space-station. The Soyuz MS-05 is the Russian rocket taking them there …
“Our Republican Congress can’t pass a healthcare bill…but they can work with Democrats to sanction the country who shuttles our astronauts at $85 million a pop to and from the Russian space station. There’s no explanation for this.”
I need say no more.
An excellent blog entry about one of the more challenging aspects of keeping chickens. I still want to do it, and hope to do it, one day…
European Union bosses breathed a sigh of relief when Marine Le Pen was defeated by Emmanuel Macron in France – but new studies have revealed the spread of populism is FAR from over.
Angela Merkel revealed just last month she was rocked by Brexit, and feared for the future of the EU, but the result of the French presidential election gave her new hope.
However, that hope may be dashed after the findings of Epicenter (the European Policy Information Centre).
Populism is being described as the ‘third force’ in Europe – with right-wing parties gaining renewed support across the bloc.
The Epicenter report revealed the total number of European voters who bucked the Brussels rhetoric and chose an anti-system force at the last political elections was 21.4 percent.
This means 55.8 million people preferred an alternative to traditional political forces – or those preferred by the EU.
Read on for more. More and more people in Europe appear to be waking up to the existential threat posed to European countries’ history, heritage, culture, and way of life by the “soft” invasion unleashed by Merkel and her fellow-travelers (helped along, sadly, by American stupidity in taking down governments – such as Libya, and we’re working on Syria, too – that helped to hold back the tide). But will it be enough, and will it be soon enough, to prevent irreparable harm? That is the question…