Congressman Gary Peters (D.-Mi.) is campaigning for US Senate in Michigan on a platform to endorse stronger environmental regulations. Nevertheless, he owns a substantial amount of shares in fossil fuels corporations.
According to the Daily Caller, "Democratic Michigan Congressman and Senate candidate Gary Peters refused to sell his stock in the substance petroleum coke (petcoke), despite the fact that he has called petcoke “dirtier than the dirtiest fuel” and launched a public campaign to highlight the evils of a petcoke buildup in the area around the Detroit River."
On the very day President Barry Obama launched air strikes against terrorists in Syria, the nation's commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces was observed flashing his Starbucks paper cup and saluting the Marines Corps.
U-T San Diego reports that, "On a day President Barack Obama talked about in Syria and Iraq and the "" of climate change, some critics and reporters focused instead on a military faux pas of his -- a salute of two Marines with a cup in his hand. "
BEIJING: Chinese pork supply companies are booming as they can export their products to Russia.
China Radio International reports that, "Two subsidiaries of Henan-based WH Group, the world's largest pork producer, have now been cleared to export their products to Russia. The two Heilongjiang-based plants got the official nod after their production facilities and products were approved by Russia's meat products watchdog last month."
The World Health Organization is warning that soon thousands upon thoiusands of people will perish from ebola.
According to Channel NewsAsia, "The number of Ebola infections will triple to 20,000 by November, soaring by the thousands every week if efforts are not significantly stepped up to stop the outbreak, the WHO warned Tuesday (Sep 23)."
German labor unions are launching nationwide strikes against Amazon.
The BBC News reports that, "Two-thousand workers at four Amazon warehouses in Germany have gone on strike until Tuesday in a dispute over pay and working conditions, according to the union Ver.di. The dispute centres on how Amazon classifies its warehouse staff."
Washington Post conservative columnist, George Will, a self-proclaimed atheist, does not agree with the notion that "conservatism without religion is meaningless."
According to NewsMax, "In a wide-ranging interview, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer George Will discusses baseball, politics, and his status as an atheist."I'm an atheist. An agnostic is someone who is not sure. I'm pretty sure. I see no evidence of God," Will told ."
An English language news Website is striking back at the Western media bias against Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russia Insider blog is fighting President Barry Obama Leftist cultural imperialism. Meanwhile, Russia Insider is emphasizing some of the strengths of Moscow, such as touting the government for creating a budget surplus.
Russia Insider reports that, "From January through till August 2014 the Russian Federal Government posted a 2% to GDP budget surplus. This means that Russia this year will post its highest budget surplus since 2007."
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has recently issued a new press release calling President Barry Obama a "mule of the Jews," and insisting that he's "more foolish" that former President George W. Bush.
ZeroHedge reports that, "And O Obama, O mule of the jews. You are vile. You are vile. You are vile. And you will be disappointed, Obama. Is this all you were capable of doing in this campaign of yours? Is this how far America has reached of incapacity and weakness? Are America and all its allies from amongst the crusaders and atheists unable to come down to the ground? Have you not realized – O crusaders – that proxy wars have not availed you nor will they ever avail you? Have you not realized, O mule of the jews, that the battle cannot be decided from the air at all? Or do you think that you are smarter than Bush, your obeyed fool, when he brought the armies of the cross and placed them under the fire of the mujahidin on the ground? No, you are more foolish than him"
Chinese government officials have delayed Apple from selling iPhone6 in the mainland. Accordingly, iPhone6 smuggling rings are booming in Hong Kong and local police officers are attempting to crack down on them.
According to China Radio International, "Hong Kong customs and marine police have foiled a smuggling case involving new iPhones headed for the Chinese mainland. The marine police stopped a speedboat and found 138 iPhone 6 and other computer hardware."
BEIJING: Major players in the Japanese business community are visiting China in efforts to reduce tensions between Tokyo and Beijing.
Channel NewsAsia reports that, "A large business delegation left Japan Monday (Sep 22) for China with hopes of being granted an audience with President Xi Jinping as the two countries take baby steps towards patching up tattered relations."