[identity profile] luvdovz.livejournal.com
10 Celebrities You Probably Didn't Know Were Refugees

I'd also add Sergei Brin, the Google co-founder; Madeleine Albright, the first US Secretary of State; Nicola Tesla, the genius inventor who contributed so much to the development of modern technology; Joseph Pullitzer - no need of introduction; Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Hollywood superstar turned California governor; Nathalie Portman, the hugely talented actress; etc, etc, ETC.

Einstein is probably the most prominent of these. Imagine what the world would've looked like if Einstein was denied asylum in the US and remained in Europe, only to probably end up on a train bound for the gas chambers. No understanding or relativity, no quantum physics, no nothing.

Of course, many of the above names had a skin color that probably matched the standards that the current US administration is trying to impose:

So that may explain a lot. Or not.
[identity profile] debunkgpolitics.livejournal.com
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] debunkgpolitics at China Captured U.S. Underwater Drone
The Economist (issue 12/24/2016-1/6/2017, page 53)
China captured an underwater drone from the U.S. Navy. The drone was returned five days later. The Pentagon said the drone cost $150,000 and did not contain sensitive information. The article suggested that China tried to challenge Pres. Trump. Whether the drone contained anything of significant value may not have mattered to China. China possibly cared more about ridiculing Pres. Trump as an ineffective head of state than acquiring anything of significant value. Do you think the United States could recover damages for, at least, trespass to chattels?
[identity profile] luzribeiro.livejournal.com
Let me jump on the bandwagon here too a little bit. First, I must say there are others who've done a much better summary than the one you're about to see, but still. Let me know if I've missed something.

My recap of the first 2 weeks of the Trump presidency goes like this.

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