G20 Summit 2017 Hamburg

Good overview of the G20 Summit.

Josep Goded

As they do every year, the world’s 19 largest economies, plus the EU and various financial institutions, met at the annual G-20 Summit, this year held in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7th and 8th.

This year, all eyes were on Trump, who was seeking to normalize his relations with the EU and Putin. Prior to the meeting, Trump had accused Germany of corruption and undermining the US economy. For her part, Merkel had announced that the US was no longer a German ally. His relationship with Putin has also been deteriorating since the attack against the Syrian government back on April 6. 

Due to various discrepancies between leaders, the summit was not successful. As expected, Merkel and Trump did not reach any agreement. The latter suggested that he will soon implement protectionist measures in the US coal industry which will affect the…

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BOOK REVIEW – THE FALL AND RISE OF TYLER JOHNSON

When good people make bad decisions. . .

P.C. Zick - Author/Editor

The Fall and Rise of Tyler Johnson: Based on the Journals and Actual Events of a Young Man Turned Fugitive by [Johnson, Patrice]The Fall and Rise of Tyler Johnson – Based on the journals and actual events of a young man turned fugitive By Patrice Johnson

Disclosure from P.C. Zick:  I grew up in the same small town as the author. However, I have not seen her in nearly fifty years. My sister-in-law showed me the book on a recent visit. I immediately downloaded a copy and read the lengthy book in two days while traveling.

Riveting. Horrifying. Thrilling. And unbelievable, yet the book is not a work of fiction. This is the story of Patrice Johnson’s son, Tyler, and the choices he made while in panic mode in a post 9/11 world.

Once I began reading this nonfiction account that includes the journal writings and scientific ramblings of a young genius, I read late into the night and risked missing a family reunion. The story captured my attention at first because…

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Are we all asleep?

LibDem Fischer

Can you believe the kind of lies, cheating and alternate truths being told these days without any consequence, not just across the pond by Trump but by our own PM Theresa May? Are we all asleep? I’m gobsmacked, but we had so much of it this last year, we’re probably getting numb, and that’s what May is banking on, not on proving her points in actual debates. She can lock journalists out of her events, but here, I’m not letting her get away with this fascism:

On Brexit – 52%, its the ‘will of the people’ On fox hunting – 84% support the ban, but she thinks it’s important now to have a free vote #doublestandards #notdemocracy #torypartyinternaldealingsoverwillofpeople

“I’m listening to people directly” – Channel 4 political correspondent Michael Crick claimed a member of Ms May’s campaign team told him not to bother raising his hand to ask a question as…

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