10 thoughts on “News/Politics 6-24-16

  1. 2016, rock and roll

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/25/world/europe/britain-brexit-european-union-referendum.html

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    LONDON — Britain has voted to leave the European Union, a historic decision sure to reshape the nation’s place in the world, rattle the Continent and rock political establishments throughout the West.

    Not long after the vote tally was completed, Prime Minister David Cameron, who led the campaign to remain in the bloc, appeared in front of 10 Downing Street on Friday morning to announce that he planned to step down by October, saying the country deserved a leader committed to carrying out the will of the people.

    The stunning turn of events was accompanied by a plunge in the financial markets, with the value of the British pound and stock prices plummeting.

    The margin of victory startled even proponents of a British exit. The “Leave” campaign won by 52 percent to 48 percent. More than 17.4 million people voted in the referendum on Thursday to sever ties with the European Union, and about 16.1 million to remain in the bloc …
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  2. (more from above):

    “… Despite opinion polls before the referendum that showed either side in a position to win, the outcome stunned much of Britain, Europe and the trans-Atlantic alliance, highlighting the power of anti-elite, populist and nationalist sentiment at a time of economic and cultural dislocation…”

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  3. It isn’t that I believe in predictions of Nostradamus, or any such. But the following is a fact.

    When I was a kid, it was during WW II. I was watching a movie. They had short/short clips of things in those days. One of them was about Nostradamus. One of his predictions was.

    “England will be a great nation from Elizabeth to Elizabeth”
    Or something similar. Don’t remember the exact words. But that is essentially correct.

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  4. I type this as I’m juggling a month-old grandchild in Guatemala City…

    The Brexit result is huge. Look for other EU countries to follow suit in the near future, as the total number decreases to the number specified in Biblical prophecy. Then an arrogant leader will rise to take over…

    Daniel 7 & 8 are good chapters to read today. May we serve Him well as we look forward to His coming (1 Thes 1:9-10)…

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  5. Something former WMB regular Kyle wrote on his political page. . .

    “It seems to me that some people think that we elect the president by popular vote. We don’t. We elect the president state by state. The members of the electoral college from each state cast votes.

    If you live in California, Hillary Clinton is going to win your state’s 55 electoral votes.

    If you live in Texas, Donald Trump is going to win your state’s 38 electoral votes.

    So when people talk about wasting votes or say that voting for candidate A is the same as voting for candidate B, they are basing it on a faulty analysis. Only if you live in a state that could go either way would your single vote ever really matter.

    In other words, you have the luxury of voting for whomever you like if you live in a state that is bound to go for a particular candidate.”

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  6. Yup. Doesn’t matter if I vote for President really

    For Ricky:

    http://www.ibtimes.com/texas-secession-brexit-inspires-nationalists-leave-us-texit-vote-2386446

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    Can it happen in Texas, too?

    The United Kingdom’s bombshell decision to quit the European Union has emboldened a long-gestating secessionist movement in Texas, where disenchanted residents of the second-largest U.S. state have been building a coalition of voters, hoping to finally put the matter of Texas independence up for a state referendum vote.
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  7. Seems to me it’s just a sign of the times. Think what happens when a child gets impatient he is not being heard, his needs not being met–(s)he often starts throwing things around and breaking objects if only to get attention.

    It’s a poor method, yet it works–the powers that be (parents) pay attention.

    I see that going on in the world today. Too many people–from all stripes of life–feel their government is not paying attention to them. So they’re destroying, breaking and not using their heads.

    Watch for more destruction to come, is my prediction.

    And of course when things are chaotic and fluctuating, people cry for a leader who can rule them.

    Ever heard of that concept before?

    Enjoy the baby, Tychichus–he’ll live his life in a time of chaos and flux until we all are spared by the return of Christ.

    Or death.

    Whichever comes first.

    (Not meant to be pointed at the adorable. Congratulations on grandparenthood–they’re the best!)

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  8. From Krauthammer:

    .@krauthammer on #Brexit: “I think it will lead to the breakup of the UK apart from the EU, which I think inevitably will not survive… “I think in 10 years you could have a Britain that is only Wales and England.”

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  9. I think the Dridge Report best captures the mood and essence of our present age — lots of red ink, screaming headlines and ‘we’re all going to die,’ the-world-is-about-to-end themes

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