Wednesday, February 6, 2019



President Trump will meet North Korea's ruler Kim Jong-un for a second time February 27th and 28th in Vietnam.

The President made the announcement during his State of the Union address saying:

"Much work remains to be done but my relationship with Kim Jong-un is a good one"

The US representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun arrived in North Korea's capital Pyongyang today for talks.

A wide range of foreign and domestic issues covered by Trump in the State of the Union including family leave, Iran, Israel, Venezuela and the list goes on in his 82 minute speech.

The speech in its entirety at this link....HERE

Restrictions on protest in France of individuals and groups passed  in the National Assembly Tuesday.   387 in favor, 92 against with 74 abstentions.

Emmanuel Macron's own "La REM" party had 50 of the abstainers.   Macron pushing the new law against the Yellow Vests protests.

National Rally leader Marine Le Pen said recently that the legislation is in her opinion "unconstitutional" and an "attack on democracy".

She told France Info radio in an interview this morning:

"Today the prefects can prohibit, on vague grounds, demonstrations."

Authorities in Paris believe an apartment complex fire Monday night was deliberately set.   10 dead and dozens injured.  50 people had to be evacuated by ladders.

The Battle of Brexit or is it the Betrayal of Brexit.

Prime Minister Theresa May intends to talk with the EU later this week and was in Northern Ireland talking the "Irish backstop" issue Tuesday.

But what concerns Brexit supporters and activists is what is coming out of the "bag of tricks" to delay, derail and or stage a fake Brexit between now and the March 29th deadline.

The President of the European Council, Poland's Donald Tusk tweeted today about a:

"special place in hell"

for those who promoted Brexit without planning to carry it out "safely" as he put it.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says if the Kurdish fighting units are not out of the Syrian city of Manbij "in a few weeks" Turkey's waiting will be over.

Erdogan spoke to parliament members of his political party Tuesday.

Its reported that the Syrian military is currently placed north of Manbij to block any moves by Turkey and its allied militia groups in the direction of Manbij.

The Russian news agency Tass reported in recent days that Russian military police patrols also extend to areas north of Manbij.

An Israeli satellite company "ImageSat" has released pictures taken over Syria showing three Russian S-300 air defense missile launchers in a position that indicates they have been activated.

Russia decided to upgrade the air defense system in Syria after last September's shoot down of a Russian military aircraft during an Israeli air strike in northern Syria.

Russian media have reported that the S-300 system would be activated in March.

From Venezuela word that soldiers have deployed to block a border bridge with Colombia where humanitarian aid is set to be shipped into the country.

Interim President Juan Guaido has called for the aid to be sent to the country but it is rejected by the government of Nicolas Maduro.

In the 1830's a book called "The Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk" was published alleging that nuns were forced to have sex with priests and that babies born as a result were put to death.   The book enraged many and fueled hatred of Catholics in the United States and Canada.

Now the word from Pope Francis himself is that nuns have been sexually abused by Catholic clergy and in one case been used as sex slaves.   A magazine for women in the Roman Catholic Church also says that nuns who became pregnant were forced to have abortions.

More on this story from the BBC at the link.....HERE

In the 1950's and 60's she was dubbed "The Sex Kitten" but now Brigitte Bardot cares about kittens and all creatures great and small.    The actress turned animal rights activist blasted the French government's decision to extend goose hunting into the month of February accusing the ecology minister of "treachery".

France's Ecology Minister Francois de Rugy retorted about Bardot's conviction for inciting racial hatred and he urged "moderation" from her.

Brigitte Bardot's concern for animals caused her to write critically about Islam and its animal slaughter practices.

That resulted in her being convicted and fined for her writings.

Bardot responded to de Rugy on Twitter.  You can see her response in French on the Twitter page at this link.....HERE

And that's the way it really is on this Wednesday morning February 6th, 2019.

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