World Politics

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Cap wrote:
Fri Oct 21, 2022 7:11 pm
Nodack wrote:
Thu Oct 20, 2022 11:30 am
Vote for Masters and Lake to lower inflation and gas prices. At least that’s what they are saying. Masters and Lake will get elected and just flip a switch and we will have lower prices.
The governor has nothing to do with gas prices. A more fossil fuel-friendly, Putin-friendly, MBS-friendly Congress might actually reduce gas prices a little, but that would do a hell of a lot more harm than good in the long run.
That makes total sense. Too bad most people will just believe what they are told. “Mexico is going to pay for the wall. Mark my words!”

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Brazil is having their Presidential election today. It looks like their Trumpy leader, Bolsanaro, may be actually losing? This would be great news if so.


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If he is Trumpy then he will scream “FRAUD!!!”

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There are a staggering 15,000 anti-hijab protesters currently in the custody of Iran's cruel Revolutionary Guard Corps - and lawmakers have voted for them all to be sentenced to death
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-new ... source=nba
During a two-month purge of terror in 1988, 30,000 political prisoners - including women and children - were put to death in a horrendous wave of industrial slaughter.

The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini installed death committees, which loaded political inmates onto forklift trucks six at a time, attaching them to cranes and hanging them by the neck.

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Frightening. I hope other countries put enough pressure on Iran that their regime backs off from this appalling sentence to execute 15k protestors.

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Their allies are China and Russia. Both would be willing to look the other way without a second thought. They have recently given Russia drones to use against Ukraine and there are rumors that Iran soldiers are on the ground in Ukraine fighting.

Iran has simple rules. Abide by them or die. Iran would not be a place I ever want to visit. Their people are great. Their leaders aren’t so great. They make Conservatives in the US look like progressive hippies. Maga seems to want to emulate some of Iran’s policies. Maga wanted to end elections and just have a supreme leader Trump. They want the US to be based on Christianity. No abortions, no gays, other religions are bad.

The only answer for the Iranian people is an uprising like sort of like what brought the current tenants to power.

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Another hot spot in the world is Haiti. That is a super poor country. Their leader was assassinated and gangs now run the country. It’s totally out of control. Crime, violence and rape are off the charts bad. The US and UN have been there before and it always ends bad. Visions of dead Marines being dragged through the streets while people cheer is etched in my mind. Biden is trying to get some other country to step up and go in. The UN has threatened the gang leaders and sanctioned them, whatever that means to a gang member. It’s super bad there. Their people need help. It doesn’t look like any is coming.

History tells me that men can be violent and not care about who they hurt to get what they want. My ancestors the Vikings raped and pillaged for 300 years until they were stopped by other men who banded together to stop them from stealing their wealth and raping their women. There was no England until the different areas banded together as a unified country to finally stop them. NATO banded together to stop Russia. Ukraine isn’t in NATO.

Haiti hasn’t been attack by another country. It’s problems are all internal.

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