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Monday, January 01, 2018

President Donald Trump began the New Year by sending an angry, early morning tweet criticizing Pakistan. Trump tweeted: "The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!" It was not immediately clear why Trump opted to tweet on Pakistan.


North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said on Monday the United States should be aware that his country's nuclear forces are now a reality. Kim, wearing a Western-style gray suit and tie, said in his customary annual address his country had achieved the historic feat of "completing" its nuclear forces and added he has a nuclear button on his desk. "The US should know that the button for nuclear weapons is on my table," he said during the speech. read more


Sunday, December 31, 2017

As China prepares to ring in the Lunar New Year, one shopping mall has declared it the year of #TrumpDog, complete with a giant statue that bears a striking resemblance to the US president. The statue sports a deep frown, an index finger pointing straight up and Trump's signature coiffure in what is believed to be his favourite colour, gold. The dog is also wearing a red kerchief, although it is significantly shorter than the power ties typically worn by the president. The People's Daily, the official mouthpiece of the Communist party, heralded the statue's arrival, declaring "Welcome the #TrumpDog". read more


Friday, December 29, 2017

Anti-government demonstrations that began in one city on Thursday have now spread to several major cities in Iran. The protests began against rising prices but have spiralled into a general outcry against clerical rule and government policies. A small number of people have been arrested in Tehran, the capital. read more


Thursday, December 28, 2017

JERUSALEM: Israel wants to name a train station after Donald Trump to thank him for recognising Jerusalem as its capital, but the site of the planned building could be as divisive as the US president's declaration. Transport Minister Israel Katz said on Wednesday he had chosen a proposed subway stop near the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City – right in the middle of the area that the Palestinians want as their own future capital. read more


Comments

The only reason that Pakistan is moving to the Yuan is that they are now only getting 1/10th the USAID (not to be confused with Coalition Support Funds) that they were getting in previous years and are now pissed.

There is no USAID except for small BS projects like preserving heritage gravestones (yeah... Google "Makli").

The Majority of US assistance to Pakistan is from the Coalition Support Fund which is reimbursement to Pakistan for expenses already incurred and compensation for facilities made available to the coalition forces such as the Shamsi Airfield and Dalbandin air bases by Pakistan as well as $4 billion has been billed to CSF Fund for the training and services provided by American military and contractors to Pakistan Security Forces. OOPS!

The ONLY funds Dotard and Co. are trying to cut are the Coalition Support Funds.

When that goes, so does the umbrella protecting US troops in Afghanistan. And since we all know you can't fight your way out of a wet paper bag on your own... well...

Does the Pakistani economy depend on the Coalition Support Funds???

Nope. LOL

The Yuan will never be the world's currency

Sez the rightwing idiot who probably can't get a job selling peanuts.

It already is a reserve currency, dumdum.

Chinese yuan officially became a world reserve currency on November 30, 2015. It represents 10.92% of the IMF's Special Drawing Rights currency basket. This makes Chinese yuan the third reserve currency after the US dollar and Euro. (wiki)

OOPS!

I always knew you were a liar.

Now everyone knows.

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