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Merkel's Party Beaten back to Third Place

Resulting in German disapproval of Angela Merkel's policies of an “open Germany”, recent elections in a north-eastern German state results have proven poorly for the Chancellor's party. Germany's centre-left party Social Democratic Party's (SPD) took 30% of the vote, the Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party took just under 21% of the vote behind and The German chancellor's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party was backed by only 19% of voters. The state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania is Chancellor Merkel's home state showing that even her own constituency is against her recent immigration policies. The recent arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants without documents on top of the 1.1 million last year seem to be the most significant reason for the CDU's losses. For whatever the reasons may be, Merkel is currently at a five-year low for her approval ratings. Still, Merkel's statement on the loss tells her views on the loss, “We took nothing away from people here. We are still achieving our big goal of maintaining and improving the quality of life in Germany.” Source: BBC World News


Crippling Cost of Killing the U.S.

The National Academy of science, Engineering, and Medicine will be publishing a new report on Thursday, 9/22/16 which will devastatingly report the negative numbers on how much immigrants, mostly illegal, cost the U.S. taxpayer. The academy's report is comprised of eight different scenarios and all of them have the government at a loss in varying amounts. These costs are primarily from the benefits paid out by both the federal, state and localities. The worst case scenario has the costs at the shocking amount of $296 Billion and the low end at $43 Billion. Some of the better scenarios have the federal government making more due to the taxes paid by the immigrants, but in every scenario for state and localities, they lose. Were we to split the difference between the high and low figures, $156 Billion is still too high to be losing as a nation.


Eat It Raw

Raw food has what the body needs for the body to reach optimal health. As a result of health benefits, people eat a raw food diet which includes fruits, berries, vegetables, nuts, seeds and herbs unprocessed and in its original state. Raw food proponents believe that this diet retains the enzymes, vitamins, and nutrients of the food. Of the 38 diets evaluated in this study, raw food ranked 3rd. Though most of the people who adhere to the raw food diet are vegans, some choose to include certain raw animal products in their diet. By and by, most people agree that consuming a plant based diet is more healthy than the alternative. Source: U.S. News & World Report


The U.S. Dollar Reigns Supreme

Though foreign-exchange markets and spot trading are down relative to last year's, the U.S. Dollar has still maintained its dominance among the currencies. Most of the top currencies trading against the U.S. Dollar lost market share. China doubled its market share thus making it the 8th most traded currency. The bulk of most other currencies trading was against the U.S. Dollar. Likewise, U.S. Interest-rate derivatives trading has also dominated other nation's. To conclude, the U.S. Foreign-exchange, spot trading, and interest-rate derivatives have traded better than other currencies and markets. Source: U.S. Business Insider


Liberal Harry Potter Writer Against Far-Left Politician

J.K Rowling has vehemently spoken against UK’s Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn in an attempt to dissuade him from bringing his far-left views and policies to the forefront of British politics. Corbyn's socialist views include renationalizing the railroad system and energy companies, abolishing tuition for British universities, and imposing rent controls for housing. The last time the Labour party brought such challenging policies to the mainstream, the Conservatives were able to defeat the Labour Party. However, in recent years the Labour party has gained ground with the formation of the New Labour Party and election of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown to Prime Ministers due to their more centrist views and denunciation of the left's views. Rowling's fight is to keep the far-left views out of the limelight that would jeopardize welfare state and UK’s center-left party. Basically, Rowling is attempting to prevent a major loss of the liberal left by halting the far-left's rise. Source: Vox World


The UK and the US, Together Again

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom met with Donald Trump as his first international dignitary meeting as the President. Trump gave her a warm handshake and even held her hand at the White House. Both leaders posed for photo ops in front of a bust of Churchill removed from the oval office during the Obama presidency, but replaced by Trump. Although they may not hold the same political beliefs, Trump said, he wants to ensure “'lasting support to this most special relationship”. On the flipside, she did warn Trump to be wary of Vladimir Putin and called NATO 'the cornerstone of the West's defense'. When all was said and done, both leaders confidently agreed to try to work together and maybe even start something of a Reagan-Thatcher relationship.


Tesla Model S Remote Hack Attack

A Chinese company has found vulnerabilities in the Tesla Model S software that allow the company's hackers to take control of the car. The hackers were able to gain control of the door locks, braking system, control display, wind shield wipers, trunk, sun roof, and folding side mirrors to name a few. Although the hacker's attack was focused on the Model S, they say it would be possible for other Tesla models to be controlled in a similar way. The attack could only happen if the Tesla web browser was in use and the car was close to a WIFI hot spot. Tesla has reported that they are working on patches to fix the problem and that owners should install the latest software version to prevent such attacks. For all the high tech drivers out there, this should be enough data to err on the side of caution and at the very least update the car's software whenever new versions or patches are released. Source: Car and Bike (NDTV)


With a Sense of Irony, It Is Suggested Mexico Wants to Build its Own Wall

A U.S./ Mexico border town newspaper, El Manana, is suggesting that a border wall between Mexico and Central America be built to stop the flow of Central American refugees from entering into Mexico. Primarily these people are from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras fleeing from the rampant terror and killings they face from gangs. The newspaper reasons that when a Central American illegal immigrant is caught crossing into the U.S., then is deported back to Mexico, that individual often turns to crime to support themselves. In an unlikely hint of praise for Presidential candidate Trump, the newspaper suggests that Trump's idea to build a wall is good, for Mexico. Along with the call for a wall, El Manana suggests for checkpoints to verify proper immigration documents to be checked be installed. Looks like at least one news source in Mexico agrees with Trump's wall idea. Source: Daily Mail (U.K.)


Donald Trump Wins The U.S. Presidency

Stunning America and the world, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton for the Presidency of the U.S.. Invigorating “middle America”, Trump was able to unite conservatives, the Christian right, the silent majority, and many others into a grass roots campaign who felt Trump would “Make America Great Again.” President-Elect Trump pledged to unite a nation deeply divided promising to be a "president for all Americans … Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division," the President-Elect continued to a crowd of rejoicing supporters. Early in the morning Hillary Clinton called to congratulate him as well as President Barack Obama. Key to the President-Elect’s victory was his campaign promises, which brought hope to many Americans, to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, temporarily ban Muslims from countries with high terrorist risk from entering the country, and eliminate certain free trade deals. Without a doubt from all Americans, a new day has dawned on the United States of America.


McDonald's Math

A little bit of logical reasoning and a lot of math, a McDonald’s math puzzle plays with your mind, and maybe even your stomach. The equation is based on three sums provided of McDonald’s food items; the burger, fries, and a beverage. The brain twister originated on a Facebook page out of the Philippines. One of the reasons so many failed to get the correct answer was that they mistook the number of items in the final sum. While others failed to remember to do the order of operations ( PEMDAS )multiplication before addition. For those who got it correct, you’re a genius, for the rest of us, back to 3rd grade.


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