Linh Dinh’s view from Vietnam: Disruptive Uncle Sam, Rising Eurasia and Murky Pittsburgh — peoples trust toronto Linh Dinh, one of America’s best writers, is no longer in America. Why not? Well, you’d have to ask him. I gather that his promising mainstream literary career got torpedoed when he started telling too much truth about 9/11 and other taboo subjects. This may have augmented his already dim view of today’s […]

Was Imran Khan’s visit to China a failure for Pakistan? — Yes. Here’s why — Peace and Freedom

  As Prime Minister Imran Khan returns from his trip to China, one thing is becoming glaringly clear: the Pakistani state is completely clueless regarding the larger objectives of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). To say that the prime minister’s trip was successful would be a flat out lie at this stage. What happened […]

Ivy Mix’s New Cocktails at the Relaunched DIEGO Bar — COOL HUNTING

  Thoughtful concoctions from the lavish lobby bar at NYC’s PUBLIC Hotel From the mind of the brilliant Ivy Mix, a brand new cocktail selection is now available at PUBLIC Hotel‘s sophisticated but cozy bar, DIEGO—which relaunches tonight. An LES favorite for over a year, the bar is named for artist Diego Rivera, and the new… […]

Mark Zuckerberg Declines Request From U.K, Canadian Officials to Answer Questions About Fake News on Facebook — Fortune

  Parliamentary bodies from five countries are now calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the problem of fake news on Facebook. And Zuckerberg is saying no to all of them. Zuckerberg has rejected a request to appear before an a consortium, referred to by themselves as an “international grand committee,” headed by the… […]

Terence Corcoran: We get ‘Carbon Tax for Dummies’ because they think we’re… dummies — Financial Post

  The national debate over the merits of carbon taxation keeps flitting across the surface of an ocean of complexity. The science of climate change, which estimates relatively small degrees of warming over a century, is tricky enough. The associated economic modelling is equally mysterious and theoretical. But that’s not deterring surface skimmers from cranking out… […]

China says UN criticism of human rights record is ‘politically driven’ — The Open View

Beijing rejects claim of a ‘deterioration’ in its human rights amid scrutiny of mass de China has defended its human rights record after the first UN assessment since 2013 criticised the mass detention of lawyers and the continuing use of internment camps. Beijing rejected claims made during the UN Human Rights Council’s universal periodic review […]

‘A new day in America’: Record number of women win seats in U.S. House — National Post

  It wasn’t quite the Blue Wave some were expecting, but Democrats wrested control of the House back from Republican hands on Tuesday, helped by a record surge of women and minority candidates. Women are set to win 96 seats in the House, CNN projects, which would be a record. The total comprises 31 newly elected… […]

Syrian War Report – November 7, 2018: Turkish Media Claims 7 U.S. Troops Were Captured By ISIS — peoples trust toronto …from SouthFront The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) reached a deal with ISIS in order to free 7 US soldiers, who had been captured by the terrorists in the province of Deir Ezzor in September, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency reported on November 5 citing “local sources”. According to the report, negotiations on the […]

Dairy Lobby Using Tariffs to Milk Taxpayers — peoples trust toronto

The National Milk Federation recently released a pair of studies showing that dairy farmers will lose more than $1 billion a year thanks to President Trump’s tariffs. The study is being used to boost support for additional federal aid to dairy farmers. Of course, the farmers have a point that they are losing money, but […] […]

Police: Man breaks into crocodile enclosure, gets bitten — National Post

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — A 23-year-old man was injured after breaking into an alligator farm in Florida and jumping into a pond full of crocodiles, police said. Police officers responding to reports of vandalism early Tuesday at the Alligator Farm Zoological Park found the underwear-clad man with an injured leg crawling across a nearby yard.… via […]

Falcons sign veteran defensive end Bruce Irvin — National Post

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Atlanta Falcons have signed defensive end Bruce Irvin to a one-year deal announced Wednesday, reuniting the veteran with coach Dan Quinn. Irvin, cut by the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, became a free agent after clearing waivers on Tuesday with $3.8 million remaining on his contract. The Falcons, who play at… via […]