President Donald Trump said on Friday that the U.S. Constitution was being attacked in the state of Virginia, where lawmakers have been moving to enact tougher gun laws and arms enthusiasts are planning a rally next week.
Although Bezos promised $1 billion worth of investment during his visit to India, the Amazon CEO and newspaper owner was criticized by Indian government officials over negative coverage of PM Modi’s policies.
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More than 10,000 people signed a petition demanding the New York City officer’s ouster after he broke into a black woman’s home.
The Holocaust Can Happen Again “Because it Deviated Not from Human Norms”
— Read on rcooley123.wordpress.com/2019/11/28/the-holocaust-can-happen-again-because-it-deviated-not-from-human-norms/
A Chilean police major who shot two students during a school protest has been arrested as a wave of political unrest enters a third week and the number of injured in street violence topped 2,000. Maj Humberto Tapia was arrested by detectives on Thursday and charged with illegally discharging his shotgun inside a public school that had been occupied by students on Tuesday. A call by the beleaguered principal led to a confrontation with students in which Tapia fired into the floor, sending buckshot ricocheting into the legs of students.
His body language hints at betrayal and his eyes display the silent terror of a man who fears he’s in the process of being found out. Kidding himself that he actually believes in the thing that he knows to be untrue. Brexit is corroding what’s left of his integrity from the inside. He is the hollow man, bellowing against the dying of his sense of self. No longer capable of looking himself in the eye.
Vandals attacked a Gandhi memorial and may have stolen some of his ashes. They also scrawled “traitor” on his picture, placing suspicion on Hindu nationalists.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/10/04/world/asia/gandhi-memorial-ashes.html
Anger over Brexit was almost inevitable, but the government failed to keep a lid on it
— Read on www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/29/it-is-open-season-for-political-thugs-and-the-tories-gave-them-the-pass
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is abandoning all inhibitions in the battle for Brexit. His hostile and antagonistic rhetoric dismays civil Britons, but provides catnip for those eager to leave the EU. Many fear he has opened a Pandora’s box.
— Read on m.spiegel.de/international/europe/he-the-people-the-inverse-correlation-of-power-and-civility-in-britain-a-1289009.html