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News of March 7; 2016: 3/9/2016 05:09:44


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Tried to get various sources, I forget why I originally did this. Importance goes from most important at the top to least important at the bottom.

All right, our first top is the EU-Turkey meet. Should really be called EU begs Turkey to make sure no migrants come through. But whatever, I guess calling it that'd be "unofficial", or "casual", though it'd be "truthful". The talks were about, as you can probably guess (unless you're stupid), migrants from Syria and Iraq. EU council president Donald Tusk headed the EU side, while prime minister and actual leader of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoğlu, spoke for Turkey. They didn't reach conclusions on many things, and when the talks turned to speech and press freedom in Turkey, Davutoğlu said "Hey, enough of that before I take away your life freedom with this gun.". So inconclusive there, certainly.

But some deals were agreed on, most importantly, these:
* Actively putting back all migrants crossing from Turkey to Greece back to Turkey again.
* Implementing faster migrant visa roadmaps
* Giving Turkey what EU agreed to pay in a meeting last November - 3 thousand million euros - faster.
* For every Syrian Turkey takes back from the EU, another Syrian in Turkey will be settled in the EU (probably Greece, just to troll)

Donald Tusk said of the last point in particular "The return mechanism...should eventually break the business model of human smugglers.". I don't see why he's so against that. EU needs loads of human smugglers if it has any chance at having positive population growth. This man comes from Poland, though, which is accepting a walloping 100 politic asylumates from Syria in Iraq until further notice, has one of the most ethnically uniform countries in Europe, and has the worst attitudes towards Muslims and immigration.

Later, the EU said "Ok, Turkey, you can go, we don't want the evil Muslims to hear our plan.". And the EU privately agreed to help Greece throw out immigrants back to Turkey and to strengthen border security at the Schengen zone's limits.

This whole meeting was a follow up to a meeting in November, in which a like plan was made, but the EU then got pickier and wanted a stricter migration plan. Before the meeting, Donald Tusk went and talked to many Balkan governments, although he totally skipped out on Tiranë, Skopje, and Sofia, the three countries' capital boroughs that border Greece to the north. He did go to Zagreb and Ljubljana and Beograd, but I guess he was partying there, since he didn't even go to the important countries in the Balkans. I hear there are some good parties in Beograd, now I'm a bit jealous.

But he, probably with alcohol racing in his bloodstream from all those misdeeds in his week-long party trip, said "The days of irregular immigration, yeah, that's what I think I mean, but I don't know, I'm pretty rocked, did I mean illegal immigration? Whatever, the days of irregular immigration to Europe are over.". (he did actually say something like this) Great, now we can begin regular immigration to Europe. 100,000 immigrants every day, please. And no skipping out on days. 101,000? Ooh, I don't know, might be irregularity.

You see, Tusk isn't against illegal immigration - he's against irregular immigration. He wants immigration regularly. Since this recent immigrant influx has been the biggest since the Second World War, he wants to switch back to the old regular immigration levels, which were negative, since everyone was wanting to go away from Europe, some French folk went to Syria.

Anyhow, Turkey currently holds about 2.7 million migrants, and NATO warships are patrolling the Aegan Sea to make sure it's not "generous" with giving away free migrants. David Cameron says he wants to "break the link between getting on a boat and resettlement in Europe". But you know, that's not breaking the link at all. For every migrant in Greece sent back to Turkey, another Syrian will be taken from Turkey and put in the EU. But whatever. He says he wants to battle human traffickers and economic migrants, and it's a battle he can win, since there's not much to fight. You think Syrians and Iraqis and Eritreans, that they care really where they go? The best is best, of course, and social systems are attractive, but really, most are fine with staying in a not dangerously overcrowded, overspent camp like the ones in Jordan or Turkey. The grounds they're all heading to Germany is since Germany is accepting them in the biggest counts.

Cameron also ironically added "At the end of the day, our continent is our continent altogether.". You know, he could replace Nigel Farage as leader of UKIP if he replaced "continent" with "island(s)". You're not part of the continent, Britain. And UKIP is struggling to make that a more realised truth. Get out of here, Britain, you leech. The EU doesn't want you, and is also thinking about kicking out Cyprus and Malta. You're not part of the continent, you leech. Vote UKIP next time, unless you want to continue the leechiness of Britain. Scotland? Oh sure, we'll take in Scotland, we'll just saw a line in between it and England and then stitch it to, hmm, Denmark, and we'll call the new politic union Scotmark. Vote SNP next time.

The International Rescue Committee also criticised this meeting. "closing all of Europe's borders without offering alternative routes to safety will not work...In fact, the only winners will be smugglers, as people take more elaborate and more dangerous routes to safety.". Donald Tusk is just going to make the situation harder on himself, and making the mythic foe that they're trying to slay, well, not be so mythic anymore. Speaking about myths, we need to bring back the gonyrch. Great myth, the old three-headed dragon. Used to live in east Poland, too. Yet you know how many Zloty he put into finding the gonyrches? 0. What an arse, don't vote Civic Platform. Doesn't even want to save the gonyrch.

Oh, also, NATO launched another criticism of Russia. They say that Russia is trying to "stir up emotion in Europe". That much, I agree with, mostly, anyway. Russia's definitely taking advantage of the situation. But then, NATO launches into counter-propoganda crap, about an information war or something like that.

"What we have seen is a lot of strong evidence to suggest that by deliberately distorting facts through their centrally controlled media, Russia is exploiting contentious issues in order to undermine European democratic values such as freedom of speech, tolerance and human rights...Russia's political establishment has had no reservations about capitalizing on a potentially divisive issue such as refugees with a view to interfering in legitimate democratic processes outside of its own borders."

+Subtletly ("what we have seen is a lot of strong evidence to suggest" is a great way to start off an insult. "What we have seen is a lot of strong evidence to suggest that you're stupid at unforeseen levels.")
-most everything else

I mean come on. Truths can't be distorted, only outlooks can. And every significant news medium does it to some extent. Tell me when NATO does a documentary on the NATO war crimes and wrecking in Serbia like RT did. RT is just one agency, though. Sputnik is not very popular abroad, as I understand, so just RT. So, RT, one agency, somehow managed to kill off the others? So that they would be the only information medium left? Hello? GPA and BBC is still here, last I checked. I don't get what shred of evidence they really have about Russia somehow killing democracy in Europe. RT is making Europeans aware of Amnesty International's criticism of the EU, but this somehow breaking human rights? And RT is also taking over every EU government and shutting down every news agency except it, apparently. And it's hella hypocritic to implify that Russia is not supposed to have a comment here - every country should have a comment, and America and Europe certainly very much do - I mean, there was that time where Radio Free Europe tried to incite a rebellion in Karkalpakstan against Uzbekistan, when noone there wanted independence (they couldn't even find one person).

Anyhow, in February, Greece averaged 1,800 migrants each day coming, but only a few hundreds were let through Macedonia's secure border, most of the rest either stayed in Greece, or used another Balkan route.

And what did Turkey get from all this? Besides 3 thousand million euros, it was also promised a "faster membership process to the EU". Yum, but imagine the outrage the delusioned wrong dishonourable David Cameron has, admitting a barely European country into the EU. "IT'S OUR CONTINENT, OURS, NOT ANY F-ING OSMAN DYNASTY!". To call Britain a black sheep is a bit of a misnomer. On my map, it's green. A green sheep, far worse than a black sheep. Green like the hue of sickness. Green like a germ. And Turkey is orange, like an athletic basketball, or a tangerine (not going to say the orange fruit's name - ha). Less germs and green sheeps like Britain, more basketballs.

By the way, while reading this article on CNN, one of the side articles was "Hear teacher slay on 'The Voice'". This is news?

Sources: http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/07/europe/europe-migrant-crisis-summit/; http://www.voanews.com/content/eu-looks-to-turkey-to-ease-migrant-crisis/3222611.html; http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/international-summit/2016/07/; http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35741494; http://www.ekathimerini.com/206691/article/ekathimerini/news/eu-set-to-propose-more-greece-aid-as-balkan-route-now-closed
News of March 7; 2016: 3/9/2016 05:10:12


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Now, the other main happening yesterday was the Australian Navy, totally stealing 2,000,000$ worth of weapons. They "found" it off Oman's shore. Their justifications for, y'know, filching the lot, is that it was a possible "interdiction" of the UN Embargo against Somalia. "The weapons were seized under United Nations sanctions, which authorize interdiction on the high seas of illicit weapons destined for Somalia". Didn't know folk actually said "The High Seas" anymore. Argh, the high seas! The lot included 2,000 AK-47s, 100 RPGs, 49 PKMs (kind of machine gun), and 59 spare barrels for various guns and mortars. Back in 2013, though, the UN did lift the embargo a little, so to give some weapons to the Mogadishu government. Anyhow, the Australian Navy said they found the guns hidden under fishing nets, and when asked about it, the Mogadishu government refused to comment. The civil war in Somalia today is split into two factions: The Mogadishu government, and the rebels. Mogadishu is supported by the African Union and America, and the rebels are supported by anyone mad enough to support a foe of America (just al-Qaida). AK-47s were actually developed in 1948, so they should really be called AK-48s, by the way. 500 million firearms worldwide, 100 million of which are Kalishnikovs, and 75 of those 100 million are AK-48s, misnamed as AK-47s. Gosh, what a misnomer. The developer of the AK-48 also developed the PKM in 1969, an imporvement (modernization) of the PK, which was developed in 1961. Both the AK-47 and PKM were developed by Mikhail Kalashnikov.

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-somalia-security-idUSKCN0W918C

Next up, for science. Remote sensing evidence points to Mercury's crust being made of graphite in the past. Mercury's original crust was believed to form 4.6 thousand million years ago. The graphite was the least dense stuff in the pre-crust magma, and it floated up to the surface. Today, the carbon is mixed in with the solidified lava (rock), giving Mercury a darker shade. And for those of you who suck at astronomy, Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and the smallest one in the Solar system (about 6% Earth's weight and size).

Sources: http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0307/Mercury-mystery-Why-is-the-planet-s-surface-so-dark; https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/03/30/scientists-find-the-invisible-paint-that-makes-mercury-darker-than-dark/?tid=a_inl; http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo2669.html

And now, smaller news happenings.

A Turkish deputy ambassador to Britain said that Turkey not being in the EU contributed to migration problems in the EU. Turkey has actually been a candidate to join the EU since 1999. Cameron's reaction: "Wow, you think we're actually in Europe? Thank you so much, those filthy UKIP are trying to pretend like we're not.".

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/turkey-says-letting-it-join-the-eu-would-help-solve-the-refugee-crisis-a6916606.html

American governmental sources say that American airstrikes killed 150 al-Shabab fighters in a graduation ceremony. The air force was a combination of unmanned and manned aircraft.

Sources: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03/07/us-drone-strike-kills-more-than-150-al-shabaab-fighters-pentagon-reveals.html; http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/08/world/africa/us-airstrikes-somalia.html

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, cancelled visit with Obama, since he wanted to stay away from American elections, much to the irk of the American government. Wow, America needs to throw Donald Trump in the rubbish bin, no foreign country likes him at all. And half the GOP, along with him, too. And all the Democratic Party. In fact, throw the other half of the GOP in, too. Let's see what happens.

Sources: http://in.reuters.com/article/usa-israel-idINKCN0WA0VJ; http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.707495; http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/08/us/politics/netanyahu-calls-off-washington-visit-and-fingers-point.html?_r=0

Michael Bloomberg, former New York mayor, pulls his candidacy for American president, in fears that Trump will win from diverted votes if he runs. "I love our country too much to play a role in electing a candidate who would weaken our unity and darken our future", he said. Y'know, this is when that handy subtlety handle comes in handy. Replace that with "What we have seen is a lot of strong evidence to suggest that I love our country too much to play a role in electing a candidate who would weaken our unity and darken our future". Well, still sounds arrogant as hell, guess you can't erase arrogance with a subtlety handle.

www.cbsnews.com/news/michael-bloomberg-rules-out-2016-presidential-run/

Indonesia's president, Joko Widodo (fun name, wish my parents named me that) calls on the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to "reconcilliate" in Palestine. He said he would take after president Sukarno; that as long as Palestine was occupied by Israel, Indonesia would go on fighting for Palestine.

Sources: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/03/07/jokowi-calls-unity-reconciliation-palestine.html; http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/regional_news/asia/indonesia-leader-calls-on-muslim-world-to-unite-on-palestine/article_2dda51ea-7385-555e-8898-54ac43fcb40f.html

And on to minor news.
*Axmet Maxamed Islaam - got to be the most Islamic name ever. 10/10.
*E. Andrews, an American sportcaster is given 55,000,000$ for "damages" from someone recording her nude (what ridiculity).
*Doctors Without Borders opens a humanitarian camp in Dunkerque, northeast France, since there is great dangerous overcrowding in the current one.
*50+ killed in an Islamist cross-border attack from Libya coming to south Tunisia.
*Taliban suicide bombing kills 13 and injures 36 in a villge in northwest Pakistan.
*Russian bombing near Idlib kills 19+.

Sources: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/erin-andrews-awarded-55-million-nude-video-lawsuit-article-1.2556066; http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/doctors-borders-opens-migrant-camp-france-37464390; http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/03/tunisia-ben-gardane-clashes-160307070914234.html; http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/03/07/Pakistan-suicide-bomber-kills-13-after-execution-of-assassin/9391457357685/; http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-idUSKCN0W91JQ
News of March 7; 2016: 3/9/2016 05:20:23


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News of March 7; 2016: 3/9/2016 14:56:34


Darth Darth Binks
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Interesting.
News of March 7; 2016: 3/9/2016 15:03:00


Darth Darth Binks
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Seriously, I'd read this every week, Xapy.
News of March 7; 2016: 3/9/2016 15:57:53


[AOE] JaiBharat909
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we'll call the new politic union Scotmark.

Ox is raging right now.
News of March 7; 2016: 3/9/2016 16:24:32


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We'd actually much rather be in a union with Denmark than England. That'd be great. I feel jealous of Norway, the amount of times they've been in a union with Denmark and only parts of our country have.
News of March 7; 2016: 3/9/2016 17:04:13


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AK-47s were actually developed in 1948, so they should really be called AK-48s, by the way. 500 million firearms worldwide, 100 million of which are Kalishnikovs, and 75 of those 100 million are AK-48s, misnamed as AK-47s. Gosh, what a misnomer. The developer of the AK-48 also developed the PKM in 1969, an imporvement (modernization) of the PK, which was developed in 1961. Both the AK-47 and PKM were developed by Mikhail Kalashnikov.

They started working on it in 1945; 1946 the first tests began; 1947 selected units were been equipped with the AK-47. In 1949 the Soviet army adopted the fixed stock version of the AK-47.
News of March 7; 2016: 3/9/2016 21:05:58


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"EU needs loads of human smugglers if it has any chance at having positive population growth. "
1). Human smugglers are inhumane
2). Robotic advances will get rid of the need for a large population
News of March 7; 2016: 3/9/2016 21:19:42


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They started working on it in 1945; 1946 the first tests began; 1947 selected units were been equipped with the AK-47. In 1949 the Soviet army adopted the fixed stock version of the AK-47.


He started working in it some time in the Second World War, making some guns since 1941, which one is a proto-AK-47 and which one is just something different is debatable. In 1944, he submitted a proto-AK-47 to a design contest, but lost; in 1946, his proto-AK-47 won, but it was still not designed the same as the modern AK-47. In November 1947 (which rounds to 1948), he developed the modern design, and in 1948, first army units were equipped with it.

Human smugglers are inhumane


Someone probably took this too seriously. I actually do not think that sawing off Scotland at the Hadrian line would work, disclaimer. Also, I wasn't sure, but I think they meant human smugglers not as in trafficking, but those who help and organise migrants to get in illegally.

Robotic advances will get rid of the need for a large population


What if you have no money, industry, and resources, like Luxemburg?
News of March 7; 2016: 3/9/2016 21:24:36


GeneralPE
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"What if you have no money, industry, and resources, like Luxemburg?"
Then you rely on a service economy, which also requires very little population


"which rounds to 1948"
Lol I don't think years round
News of March 7; 2016: 3/9/2016 21:33:29


Melisandre (the Red Woman)
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TL;DR

BTW, years don't round, Xpapy, thats not how it works :P
News of March 7; 2016: 3/9/2016 21:39:21


Жұқтыру
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Then you rely on a service economy, which also requires very little population


Well, requires a population of over 0.
News of March 7; 2016: 3/9/2016 21:39:41


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I actually do not think that sawing off Scotland at the Hadrian line would work, disclaimer.


No, that wouldn't work at all. Hadrian's wall doesn't mark the Scottish-English border. Back when it was built the Picts had slightly more territory.

scottish border:

http://bufora.org.uk/images/ScottishBordersMap.jpg

hadrian's wall:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0e/Hadrians_Wall_map.png
News of March 7; 2016: 3/9/2016 21:40:15


Melisandre (the Red Woman)
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Luxemberg doesnt have a population of 0; its 680,000, if I remember correctly.

A little more than Wyoming.
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