In Australia the restrictions on tobacco keep piling on. These include limiting where you can smoke, even in outdoor venues. It’s also seen the government ramping up the price of a pack of cigarettes with ever higher sin taxes.
The arguably psychotic president is best known for unleashing a violent drug war in his nation. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is at it again. And he’s reaching for new lows.
First the term ‘ladies and gentlemen’ was deemed discriminatory to those who identify with neither. Now even the term ‘mankind’ has come under the gun by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
It looks like Germany may finally have a new government. But the fact it’s taken four months to cobble together a new coalition speaks volumes about the difficult political situation Germans find themselves in.
As Australia forms ever closer ties with China, it’s important to keep one thing in mind. The Chinese government is nothing like our own. And nothing like the US, EU, or other democratic governments.
You can usually identify a Holocaust denier by their tinfoil hat. But the Polish government is muddying those waters as they seek to distance Polish involvement in the Nazi death camps during the Second World War.
Here we are, more than 400 years later, and names are still capable of bringing out the worst in people. The fiasco that’s been brewing in Greece and Macedonia is a prime example.