Another year is about to end, and we should make a brief recap of it. Instead of pointing all key events (and they were a lot) we are going to make a list of the biggest political losers of 2016 worldwide.
This is more than enough to make a short but clear picture of what happened in the year. And it is one of the last opportunities for “the losers” to be mentioned somewhere because a lot of them will be forgotten soon.
The US presidential reality show is over. And the winner is “The Donald”.
Against all official odds, Donald Trump was elected to become the 45th president of the “exceptional country”.
And despite getting fewer total votes than Crooked Hillary Clinton, he crushed her due to the way the most democratic electoral system in the world works.
And of course, it was Putin’s fault.
For many decades, the enlightened part of humanity used to think that science was the way prosperity. And it was true (at least for industrially developed countries) – labor productivity grew tremendously fast, infectious diseases were put under control, traveling long distances became more affordable. But nowadays bureaucracy and the sick ambitions of covetous pseudo-scientists have detrimental effects on scientific research – big money is spent on dubious research whereas crucial problems remain unsolved. Let’s see some of the most advertised scientific frauds of our time.
These world leaders make the top headline. They are strong, famous and they all have things in common. One of the things they all share is that they are probably the top world leaders who have humiliated Barack Obama either directly or indirectly with their words, policies and actions during the last 8 years. This way they’ve all contributed to the obvious trend of putting an end on the US dominance in the world.
Not long ago, the world watched at genetic engineering technologies with hope – the hope to avoid famine for the growing population of the Earth. Recently, we are witnessing a mass hysteria about the possible dangers of using GMO foods, in other words foods produced with the help of genetic engineering. As usually, the threat is not where the public is looking for it. Let’s see what this social bias is all about.
Americans are getting closer to the big election day when they will have to pick according to many of them “the lesser of the 2 evils”. Hitlery Clinton vs Donald Duck… Ooops, Hillary or Trump. (Btw, there are 2 other candidates but who cares about them, right?). A big choice!
The Russian Air Forces began active strikes in Syria against positions of ISIS and Al Qaeda allies. All this happened right after president Putin spoke at the United Nations General Assembly on Monday Sept 28th. Russia has been preparing for this in the last weeks and it was a matter of time to take an active role in the conflict. The actions fully comply with international law.
Russia will not participate in ground operations. They will support the existing Syrian army of president Assad plus anyone who takes part in a larger anti-terrorist coalitions (Kurds, Iraq, Iran, Hezbollah units).
What is most likely to happen in the next week is a default of Greece. That means the country will be officially bankrupt. This is the news that makes all main headlines lately. But despite that Greece has been a main discussion topic over the last years very few people seem to understand what is going on and what are the real stakes.
Like with almost all main discussion topics people are fed with crap that suites one side or the other without even touching the surface of the real game that’s going on.
After more than a year of civil war and bloodshed in South-Eastern Ukraine, the government in Kiev has to make a choice on what to do in the near future. The country is in a state of bankruptcy, the streets of Kiev are full of so called “patriotic” battalions who are actually neo-Nazis, people have no money to even buy essentials like food and medicine. While the government is still pledging that the EU and the US are going to help and Ukraine is going to turn into a paradise, the people in Ukraine start to feel like they were misled, as they truly were. So, the government has several options:
In the past few weeks we are witnessing the largest protests in the history of the relatively new country Macedonia. What for the Western media seemed to be sudden protests for democracy, European values and against the corruption in the government, is definitely far from it.
First, we cannot talk about sudden organization and rise up of the people when in the town Kumanovo we saw how members of the National Liberation Army, which is an Albanian armed organization operating in Macedonia, were firing against policemen. In just days, more than 25 people were killed from which at least 8 were policemen.