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The worldwide politics thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Zare, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    A place to fit news from out of EU, USA and others that have their own threads.

    Bolivia's President Declares 'Total Independence' from World Bank and IMF

    http://ahtribune.com/economy/1803-bolivia-morales-world-bank-imf.html

    Since Bolivia loans around 7% of their GDP, it's safe to say that some institution is willing to loan out strategic amounts of money without asking for economic reforms or policy change.
     
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  2. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Good thread. Finally I can get the Turkish politics out of the European Politics thread, which never sat well with me because we're not European.
     
  3. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Well, you're a tiny bit European.
     
  4. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    The only long-term problem with this is that it may be difficult for Bolivia to rejoin the international banking institutions if they later fail. I'm not a huge fan of these organizations in execution, but I think they have good potential if they were to be reformed - anyway, Bolivia is a modern-day success story, by most measuring sticks.
     
  5. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Politically Turkey is separate from Europe.
     
  6. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Where do we discuss EU politics?
     
  7. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    In the European Politics thread.
     
  8. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    I thought that was only for the UK, Turkey and Russia.
     
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  9. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Why would you think that?
     
  10. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Experience.
     
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  11. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

  12. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    A member of AKP's Board of Directors said this on national TV yesterday: "We're founding a new state, whether you like it or not, and the founding leader of this state is Recep Tayyip Erdoğan".

    Not that we didn't know this already, but it's the first time it's been uttered so blatantly.
     
  13. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    Even if you exchanged the name for Kennedy - that sentence still sounds creepy as f*ck to me.
     
  14. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    The "whether you like it or not" is really, really disturbing.
     
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  15. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    The following series of events took place in Turkey this week.

    14 September 2017: Minister of Education praises the system regarding the transition from primary to secondary education, named TEOG, and talks about the improvements that will go into effect this school year.
    15 September 2017: President Erdoğan, in a live interview, says "I dislike TEOG and I think it should be eliminated."
    19 September 2017: Minister of Education announces that TEOG has been eliminated. As the new school year begins, there's no system in place.

    This other series of events also took place in Turkey this week.

    Status quo: Teams in the Turkish football league are allowed to have 14 foreigners on their teams.
    15 September 2017: President Erdoğan, in a live interview, says "I don't think that many foreigners should be allowed on the teams, the Turkish players don't get a chance to play".
    17 September 2017: Turkish Football Federation announces that the development of a new system that allows less foreign players on squads is imminent.

    All hail the all-knowing Sultan.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2017
  16. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

  17. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Our minister of foreign affairs met Trump in some meeting today and gave him copies of front pages of our newspapers when Trump was elected and said we all supported him, then asked Trump to sign those pages for him. SMH

    Our president invited Trump to visit Serbia. I think it'd be fun, the last one to visit was Jimmy Carter in 1980 after Tito died (he didn't go to the funeral to avoid meeting the Russian president :p)
     
  18. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Out of the Silent Planet

    Was your foreign minister joking? I'm assuming that Trumpy can't read Serbian, whichever alphabet you use.
     
  19. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Dude's an idiot, I doubt he thought of that. There's a video of it, but it doesn't show what Trump was signing, but he was signing something.
     
  20. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Out of the Silent Planet

    But were the Serbian newspapers supportive of Trumpy?
     

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