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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:48 pm

If anyone wins in October, I will figure something has been rigged.
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Vrede too wrote:If anyone wins in October, I will figure something has been rigged.
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Do you think crooked Hillary had Harambe killed?
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:01 pm

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rstrong wrote:As of July 17th, Canada has resettled 29,207 Syrian refugees. Another 2,479 applications are finalized, but the refugees have not yet travelled to Canada. A further 17,523 applications are in progress.

(Now "30,136 Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada since November 4, 2015")

They're being spread out in over 300 communities across Canada. The idea is to integrate them into Canadian society, rather than having European-style ghettos and enclaves.

A wonderful thing happened on Wednesday when one family got lost....
:clap: :-|| and even a little :cry: .
10,000th Syrian reaches US this week in resettlement program

More than I would have guessed, but still.
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Unread post by rstrong » Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:11 pm

Vrede too wrote:10,000th Syrian reaches US this week in resettlement program

More than I would have guessed, but still.
Well, it *is* an election year.

As of August 21st, Canada has resettled 30,136 Syrian refugees. Another 3,265 applications are finalized, but the refugees have not yet travelled to Canada. A further 18,842 applications are in progress.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:01 pm

Pentagon Calls on Turkey to Stop Fighting Kurds

Maybe if Mexico and Israel mediate.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:41 pm

Senate rejects bid to block US-Saudi Arabia arms deal

... The measure to disapprove the sale failed on a 26-71 vote.

The outcome, which was a victory for Saudi Arabia, came as the US-Saudi relationship is being carefully examined and managed by restive lawmakers.

Congress will vote in the coming days in favor of another highly sensitive matter the Saudis strongly oppose. Lawmakers are expected to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow victims and families of the 9/11 terrorist strikes to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in them....

A coalition of liberal and conservative senators pushed the resolution to scrap the sale.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, argued that by selling tanks and other military equipment to Saudi Arabia the US is essentially joining the war in Yemen without congressional authorization.

"We are complicit and actively involved with war in Yemen. There's been no debate in Congress, really no debate in the public sphere, over whether or not we should be at war in Yemen," Paul said. "We are currently doing inflight refueling of bombers, Saudi Arabian bombers that are bombing in Yemen. We are helping to select sites and we actually have had Special Forces involved in these decisions in the theatre as well."

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, warned America would be blamed for humanitarian disaster in Yemen and could lead to a backlash against the US.

"There have already been thousands and thousands of civilians killed," said Murphy. "If you talk to Yemenis, they will tell you that this is perceived inside Yemen as not a Saudi-led bombing campaign, which it's broadly advertised in the newspapers, but as a US bombing campaign or at best a US-Saudi bombing campaign. There is a US imprint on every civilian death inside Yemen, which is radicalizing the people this country against the United States." ...
The pro-sale argument essentially is that out of all the things we could possibly do for Saudi Arabia the only acceptable one is to sell them arms while they are actively killing Yemenis.

27-71 according to the Senate website. NC's Burr & Tillis both voted with the majority, as did SC's Graham and Scott and TN's Alexander and Corker. 22 Dems, 4 GOP and Bernie were in the minority.
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Congress: Debate & Vote Before War with Russia or Syria

To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

Congress must debate and approve or reject an authorization for the use of military force before the U.S. takes military action against Russian or Syrian military forces in Syria.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:49 pm

Assad and Russia have been rightly condemned for what they're doing to the civilian population in their efforts to root out the rebels. It will be interesting to see if the same standards are applied to the US, Kurds and Iraqi government in their efforts to root out the Daesh rebels in Mosul.
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Unread post by rstrong » Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:55 pm

Vrede too wrote:If anyone wins in October, I will figure something has been rigged.
I think Hillary won in October.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:59 pm

I think she won when Kasich and Rubio dropped out.
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:11 am

Vrede too wrote:Assad and Russia have been rightly condemned for what they're doing to the civilian population in their efforts to root out the rebels. It will be interesting to see if the same standards are applied to the US, Kurds and Iraqi government in their efforts to root out the Daesh rebels in Mosul.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:15 pm

Hendersonville church members appear to drop refugee proposal

Sad but not surprising in Hooterville. My former northern Rockies home has a very active refugee solidarity group. Meanwhile, WNC is infamous for several white rightwing Christian terrorists. Maybe other places will start refusing permission for us to resettle elsewhere.
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Unread post by rstrong » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:47 am

rstrong wrote:The campaign promise was 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of December. After the election that got changed to 10,000 by the end of December, and 25,000 refugees by the end of February.

Now that the pipeline is up and running the plan is for 35,000 to 50,000 Syrian refugees by the end of next year.
No year-end total yet, but as of Dec. 19th:

38,713 - Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada
2,712 - refugee applications have been finalized, but they have not yet travelled to Canada 
18,112 - refugee resettlement applications in progress

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