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Saturday, 7 July 2018

Immigration Impacting Infantry

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After receiving heavy pushback by the Trump Administration, the US Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest recruitment programme (MAVNI) is now deauthorised, so, as a result, the Pentagon began discharging dozens of associated recruits. Recruits promised an “expedited” path to citizenship now are out of the US Army with nothing but their fatigues to show for their service. MAVNI, which began under former President George W Bush in 2002, was as a pathway for US naturalisation following  “honourable service” since 2009. Despite the requirement being achievable just days following entry into boot camp, recent recruits expecting citizenship now face a cycle of interviews, background checks, and screening processes in addition to discharge papers. With immigration a hot-button issue for the Trump Administration following the family separation and child detention camps scandal under the US President’s “zero tolerance” policy, Washington may have another associated problem on its hands as immigrant recruits begin seeking legal counsel.

7 July 2018

Sputnik International

https://sputniknews.com/cartoons/201807071066122437-mavni-deauthorized-army-trump-admin/

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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Happy Indifference Day

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Just in time for the US Independence Day on 4 July, Gallup’s Monday release suggests Americans may be putting their pride to the side during the national holiday. In the research company’s recent 18-year history of surveying Americans on their pride, 2018 resulted in the lowest numbers for the “extreme” category, which is a dramatic drop from the peak of 70 percent in 2003. The numbers also reveal that the idea of American pride is dropping at the fastest rate within the Democratic and liberal communities. Does this mean fewer sparklers at the annual BBQ or something much worse for the future of the USA?

4 July 2018

Sputnik International

https://sputniknews.com/cartoons/201807041066020559-gallup-poll-extreme-american-pride/

Saturday, 16 June 2018

16 June 2018. Kot Mosta Goes Out on the Town in Sochi

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В Сочи хорошо! Отъедаюсь по-кавказски… хинкали на ужин! Скажу Михалычу, чтобы по субботам всегда меня так кормил. 😉

It’s great in Sochi! I’m gorging on Caucasian food tonight… Georgian khinkali (recipe) for dinner! Therefore, tell Mikhalych I ate my fill this Saturday. 😉

16 June 2018

Kot Mosta

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Editor:

The workers’ cat is on holiday for a well-deserved break after the road-bridge is done. Khinkali are like dumplings… you hold them by the knob and bite into them. Georgians can do it without getting a drop on their shirt… can you? Don’t eat the “knob”… you line ’em up on your plate to show how many you’ve eaten.

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Here’s a little something on xiaolongbao (recipe), a similar Chinese edible…

Friday, 1 June 2018

1 June 2018. Today is World Children’s Day… A Wry View From Vitaly Podvitsky

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The International Day for Protection of Children is observed in many countries as Children’s Day on 1 June since 1950. It was established by the Women’s International Democratic Federation at its congress in Moscow on 4 November 1949. In other words, it’s a positive Soviet legacy.

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