This Week in the News

We begin with interesting developments in Europe which may contribute to Britain’s decision to leave the EU.

We address the resignation of Spain’s King Juan Carlos, and the ongoing troubles in Thailand which have prompted the USA and Australia to suspend any military cooperation with their ally.

We report on the volatile situation in the Middle East, pertaining to Israel’s “relationship” with the newly formed “New Palestinian Unity Government” and Israel’s anger with the USA.

In other news, we present a potpourri of articles, reflecting on the Obama Administration’s inability to score any points in numerous fields, and we ask the question as to why this is. To give a few examples: We report on the resignation of Eric Shinseki, secretary of the Department of Veterans, even though his resignation may not do much for the veterans; President Obama’s West Point Speech which was described even by supporters as being “utterly banal” and “devoid of any systematic explanation… of what exactly American interests are in the 21st century and how they ought to be pursued”; the prisoner exchange of captured and highly controversial Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five of the most dangerous Taliban commanders in U.S. custody, without first informing Congress; and the horrendous humanitarian nightmare of tens of thousands of children, unaccompanied by their parents, who are illegally crossing the US border.

A supportive vote by the House for medical marijuana reflects a remarkable change in perception and sends a powerful message to the White House and the Federal Government who still stubbornly refuse to take into account the mounting evidence of benefits of MEDICAL marijuana [with little or no THC–the psychoactive component of marijuana] for at least some patients and illnesses. At the same time, the legalization of “recreational” marijuana in Colorado has led to many valid concerns and even supporters ask for stricter rules for its availability and consumption.

We conclude with reports on charges that some British chocolate bars contain pork; on mass extinction of animals caused by man; on new findings regarding the Neanderthal Man; on bad weather conditions in the Midwest and huge grasshopper swarms in New Mexico; on the real danger posed by over 8 million rats which have settled in New York City; and a terrible story involving our young Internet generation and its demonic activities.

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