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Trump Cancels Obama's Cuba Agreements

Trump Cancels Obama's Cuba Agreements
Trump Cancels Obama's Cuba Agreements

Nothing. Apparently he just doesn't want US tourism money going to the Cuban government.

Edit for everyone that's attacking me: this isn't my opinion, it's literally the reason Trump gave in his speech.

They probably denied him access to the primo beach front property to build another bullshit Trump hotel.

what does the US get out of this ?

If he could find and resurrect Bin Laden's body. I'm sure he would.

Edit: Also if he did find the body I'm sure he would try to half-ass some Weekend at Bernie's crap with him just to prove himself right

The U.S. has quietly withdrawn 17 sites from the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves program.

The U.S. has quietly withdrawn 17 sites from the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves program.

Fuck Trump and the republicans. Instead of preserving our heritage for future generations; destroy and pollute to squeeze out that last extra dollar. Make America great again, yeah sure.

According to National Geographic

In statements emailed to National Geographic, UNESCO and U.S. State Department officials said that the 17 sites in question voluntarily withdrew from the program, but some are planning to re-enter at a later date.

“Withdrawal is not unusual and other countries have withdrawn sites in the past (the U.K., Austria, Australia, Norway, Bulgaria, Sweden), often because there was no human population in the reserves or because of lack of support from local communities,” says UNESCO spokesperson Agnès Bardon in a statement.

Further down in the National Geographic article:

Withdrawn sites can rejoin the network at any time according to biosphere reserve guidelines, and UNESCO spokespersons say they expect some to resubmit for membership as early as September.

"Don't worry, god will take care of it, or Elon Musk, or we'll move to Mars or something. It'll be cool, trust us." -Morons

"The planet is dying but the liberals will die first."

Muslim lawyer creates liberal mosque where Muslims can pray together regardless of gender, sexuality or sect

Muslim lawyer creates liberal mosque where Muslims can pray together regardless of gender, sexuality or sect
Muslim lawyer creates liberal mosque where Muslims can pray together regardless of gender, sexual...

The reformation of Islam is necessary for it to survive in a modern civilization.

The key is that it needs a modern liberal reformation. Its already gone through a few reformations which gave birth to stuff like Wahhabism.

Remember even the Catholic reformation movement was not necessarily a good thing until much, much later. It initially gave birth to literal, radical movements like the Anabaptists and the Evangelicals and plenty of proto-communist riots

This. I always get a bit frustrated when I see people talk of the need for an Islamic Reformation.

It's already had one. That's how Wahhabism got so powerful. IT's very easy for people to paint this narrative of Islam's history as evil and nasty and bad, but it's worth noting that it's gone through plenty of history where Islamic Society is really chill and mostly interested in Science and Math and Literature and stuff. I mean, the Ottoman Empire decriminalized Homosexuality in 1858 and all.

People speak as though the Christian reformations were a mere matter of saying "Christians! Reform!" and suddenly they were all good chill modern liberals.

Not, you know, centuries of Catholics and Protestants murdering each other.

I wish them the best of luck, however I can see more traditional Muslims trying to rain on the parade.

Good idea though.

30 people confirmed dead in London tower block disaster

30 people confirmed dead in London tower block disaster
30 people confirmed dead in London tower block disaster

It'll be much higher unfortunately. The emergency services are hoping it won't reach triple figures, but so many people are still missing or unaccounted for. Absolute tragedy.

“I am so sorry I can never hug you again. I had my whole life ahead of me. It’s not fair. I don’t want to die. I wanted to help you, to thank you for all you did for me,”

Those were the final words from an italian architect, to her mother.

That shit cuts deep. And Tories are partly to blame for this. There are some that were against installing a sprinkler system.

There were warnings before and many people complained about the hazards. But no one listened.

Edit: For those wondering, here's an article of all the Tory MP's that voted against amending/improving building requirements.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/full-list-landlord-tory-mps-who-voted-against-making-properties-fit-huma...

Remember these names, and vote them out.

A local resident said on the news that that burnt out tower is a symbol of austerity and it's so true

With about 100 apartments and 1-3 tenants per apartment it's bound to be higher unfortunately.

Sweden legally commits to reaching net-zero emissions by 2045

Sweden legally commits to reaching net-zero emissions by 2045

It's an important goal and I'm glad the majority of Sweden sees this. It's still not enough but it is a step in the right direction.

Somehow I feel the whole Trump calling global warning a hoax has made it a much more relevant topic and because of it's surge in popularity might have helped people to understand what it is, that it's a real threat and what we can do about it. People are finally realizing how important this phenomenon is to us. It definately feels like the effort is rising.

Does this mean the one guy still driving the '87 corolla is going to get kicked out of the country in 2045?

Maybe only one country doing it isn't enough?

It's sweden so replace corolla with Volvo 240/740.

Cologne rally: As many as 10,000 Muslims to protest Islamic extremism

Cologne rally: As many as 10,000 Muslims to protest Islamic extremism

I read "protest" as "protect" initially and thought there's no way this ends well

One of the largest Muslim associations in Germany has refused to take part

Remove their funding. Ban the group.

I wouldn't even be able to breathe at a 10,000 person Cologne rally.

But what really defines Islamic extremism?

We just talking violence here? Because if you believe atheists, gay people and people who have sex outside a marriage should be legally punished by the justice system, I'd consider that extremism.

If you believe that marrying and consummating forced marriages with kids is ok, I'd consider that extremism.

If you support FGM, I'd consider that extremism.

I could list more stuff. Point is I'd like to know where the line between extremism and normality lies.

Russia 'may have killed top IS leader'

Russia 'may have killed top IS leader'
Russia 'may have killed top IS leader'

This guy is like a cat. I think this is the 5th or 6th time he's been killed.

So we're almost there! 4 to go

Just in, ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack which lead to the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

respawns at graveyard

President Donald Trump is set to announce curbs on US firms doing business with the Cuban military and tighter rules on travel to the island Friday, as he tries to roll back an opening initiated by Barack Obama

President Donald Trump is set to announce curbs on US firms doing business with the Cuban militar...
https://youtu.be/NCksxiYtnCM

In my opinion.....

His entire political agenda is simply destroying every single thing that Barack Obama has accomplished.

All because of this:

Color me confused.

Hmm... I wonder why the GOP is so against Obama. What about him is just so awful that they can't stand? I feel like there's something super obvious, but if I pointed it out Reddit would pitch a fit and /sub/the_donald would come out of the woodwork to dispute it. But what is it?

Not just Trump, the entire GOP. Look at what the Republicans in Congress are up to; every piece of legislation they're involved in is, ultimately, about erasing Obama's legacy.

Unusual weather in Antarctica leads to rain and a Texas-sized melt

Unusual weather in Antarctica leads to rain and a Texas-sized melt

This is fine.

A sea level rise version of this comic could prove useful over the next months/years/decades.

A sea level rise version of could prove useful over the next months/years/decades.

Weather tricks from the Chinese I'm sure.

The presence of meltwater worries scientists because it might make it more likely that the ice shelf will fracture. That could eventually lead to chunks of ice breaking off — bad news for us pitiable humans, since this ice shelf keeps other ground-based ice from flowing into the sea. Without this natural barrier, sea levels could rise several feet, spelling doom for many coastal areas.

So from my understanding it's not just the ice becoming liquid, but some sort of 'elevated lake' that ceases to exist and joins the rest of the sea?

Jeremy Corbyn calls for uninhabited luxury properties to be requisitioned to house Grenfell Tower survivors

Jeremy Corbyn calls for uninhabited luxury properties to be requisitioned to house Grenfell Tower survivors
Jeremy Corbyn calls for uninhabited luxury properties to be requisitioned to house Grenfell Tower...

Probably not, since the purpose of the property is a tax haven and investment so the owners can hide assets from their own countries tax laws. Most likely.

I don't know about requisitioning them but you'd think some owners would be offering.

“Kensington is a tale of two cities. The south part of Kensington is incredibly wealthy, it’s the wealthiest part of the whole country,” he said.

“The ward where this fire took place is, I think, the poorest ward in the whole country and properties must be found - requisitioned if necessary - to make sure those residents do get re-housed locally.

“It can’t be acceptable that in London we have luxury buildings and luxury flats left empty as land banking for the future while the homeless and the poor look for somewhere to live. We have to address these issues.”

Pretty much. Just look at Vancouver.

Its impossible to live there now because of how it massively hiked the housing prices.

Try one of these subthreads