by Michael DePaoli
John Ross (Is Boss?)
At the recent NFL combine in Indianapolis, John Ross, who played college football for the University of Washington, ran the 40 yard dash in a record-breaking time of 4.22 seconds, beating the previous record set by Chris Johnson who ran 40 yards in 4.24 seconds in 2008.
(Ed. Note: Didn’t we cover this last week?)
FROM CHINA: THE HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD OF THE UNITED STATES IN 2016.
According to Xinhua News, China has issued a report titled “The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2016.” The best parts of the report about the USA:
“Wielding ‘the baton of human rights,’ it pointed fingers and cast blame on the human rights situation in many countries while paying no attention to its own terrible human rights problems.”
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“With the gunshots lingering in people’s ears behind the Statue of Liberty, worsening racial discrimination and the election farce dominated by money politics, the self-proclaimed human rights defender has exposed its human rights ‘myth’ with its own deeds.”
China pointed out in its report that in 2016 the United States had 2.2 million prisoners, 385 mass shootings and 15,039 killed by gun violence. Also, the number of adults with full-time jobs is at the lowest level since 1983.
You can read the full report here.
TRUMP’S SECRET PLAN TO DEFEAT ISIS STILL HAS NOT BEEN REVEALED
The New York Times reports that the USA is sending 400 more troops to Syria to prepare for an assault on the ISIS stronghold at Raqqa.
Trump campaigned on his promise that he had a secret plan to defeat ISIS. But, now that he is President he has ordered General Mattis to come up with the actual plan. And, it appears that Mattis will just keep fighting ISIS with essentially the same plan that was implemented under President Obama.
Indeed, with Obama as Commander in Chief, ISIS lost about half its territory and about half its fighters. Trump lied when he said he knew a better way.