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Retired/disabled middle-aged white guy who believes in justice and equality for all. Math and computer analyst with additional 21st century jack-of-all-trades skills. I'm a stud, not a dud!

Journal Archives

Which European Army is the Most Powerful? - TLDR News EU

We compare the various Europe militaries, and do our best to figure out who has the most powerful military in Europe at the moment, and how that might change in the future.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sat Dec 3, 2022, 05:12 AM (1 replies)

The private militia of Russia's new contender for the throne - Break the Fake - TVP World

The man once known as “Putin’s chef” is leveraging his position as de facto warlord to build his own power base in Russia – a halo of supporters that could propel him all the way to commander in chief.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sat Dec 3, 2022, 04:37 AM (2 replies)

Austin police releases body cam footage of fatal police shooting - ABC News

The Austin police department has released body camera footage of the fatal police shooting that left 33-year-old entrepreneur Raj Moonesinghe dead.


Mr. Moonesinghe was shot outside his home on South Third Street on November 15. He was outside his home and fired shots from a rifle because he believed that there were intruders in his home, the police arrived and shot Mr. Mooneshinghe. Additional details regarding the shooting can be read at https://www.fox7austin.com/news/apd-body-camera-video-of-shooting-rajan-moonesinghe .
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sat Dec 3, 2022, 03:36 AM (3 replies)

Alex Jones has filed for personal bankruptcy - CNN

Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones filed for personal Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a Texas court, according to court documents.

In the documents, Jones estimates his assets to be worth between $1 to 10 million, and his liabilities to be between $1 to $10 billion. The Infowars host’s primary company, Free Speech Systems, also filed for bankruptcy protection in July.

Jones’ personal filing comes after he lost a bid in Texas to reduce the nearly $50 million damages award handed down by a jury earlier this year over his false claims about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sat Dec 3, 2022, 02:46 AM (0 replies)

Russia Faces Yuanization as China Plays Hardball & Trade Contracts Agreed in Yuan not - Joe Blogs

RUSSIA Faces Yuanization as China Plays Hardball & Trade Contracts Agreed in Yuan not Rubles

Russia's Invasion of UKRAINE has caused Major Problems for the Russian Economy as Trade with Europe & the West has collapsed and Changes to the Global Supply Chain caused by the SANCTIONS have caused further problems. Russia has significantly increased the level of trade it is doing with China and this gave Russia the opportunity to establish the Russian Ruble as an internationally recognized currency however in this video I discuss this issue in more detail and reveal how many contracts are being agreed in Russian Ruble v Chinese Yuan and what the implications of this are for Russia.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sat Dec 3, 2022, 02:32 AM (0 replies)

EU-Western Balkans summit: A new impetus for EU enlargement? - FRANCE 24

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola is urging the EU to send a strong signal to the Western Balkans at an upcoming summit in Albania on December 6. "Young people from those countries are hungry for the EU," she says, and the EU "should not turn away from them". But as several of those countries sat in the waiting room for years, disillusionment set in. This summer, Albania and North Macedonia did start accession talks, but questions remain as to whether enlargement really is a priority for the EU. We discuss what's at stake with two MEPs.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sat Dec 3, 2022, 01:52 AM (1 replies)

Shock in Senegal as female MP assaulted by her male colleagues in parliament - FRANCE 24

A female MP in Senegal slapped, kicked and knocked to the ground in the country’s National Assembly, this after allegedly insulting a pro-opposition religious leader.

South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to fight for his position, after a preliminary investigation found he may have committed serious crimes.

And we also bring you all of the football news from the world cup in Qatar.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sat Dec 3, 2022, 12:57 AM (2 replies)

Obama becomes Herschel Walker's worst nightmare with line of the year - Brian Tyler Cohen

Posted by TexasTowelie | Sat Dec 3, 2022, 12:32 AM (2 replies)

Northrop Grumman announces new long-range strike aircraft, the B-21 Raider - CNBC Television

Kathy Warden, Northrop Grumman chair and CEO, joins 'Squawk on the Street' to discuss what Warden can share about Northrop Grumman's new B-21 bomber, how the company's kept on schedule and how much money Northrop Grumman looks to make from the new aircraft.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Dec 2, 2022, 10:22 PM (1 replies)

The Hidden Reason Ukraine Is Optimistic about Crimea - William Spaniel

Retaking Crimea has long been the goal for Ukraine. But why does Ukraine seem optimistic about its chances? The way that Russia has fought the war so far suggests that its position in Crimea is weaker than it might seem.

0:00 The Crimean Crisis
2:28 The Sevastopol Naval Base
5:02 Crimea's Demographic Challenges
9:13 Ukraine's Optimism
10:00 NATO Expansion as a Cause of War?
13:04 Separatist Regions as a Cause of War?
14:50 A Crimean Disaster?
19:21 Ukraine's Upcoming Tactics
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Dec 2, 2022, 10:00 PM (3 replies)
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