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This should piss off the Dotard....

Turkey renames new US embassy street 'Malcolm X Avenue'

Move coincides with a period of fraught relations between Turkey and the US and comes after other politically charged name changes to streets in Ankara

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/14/turkey-renames-new-us-embassy-street-malcolm-x-avenue

City authorities in Turkey’s capital, Ankara, have renamed the street where the new US embassy is being built “Malcolm X Avenue”, after the civil rights leader, state media reported.

The move coincides with a period of fraught relations between Turkey and the US and comes after other politically charged name changes to streets in Ankara.
“The street was given the name of US Muslim politician and human rights defender Malcolm X, about whom President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, ‘We will make his name live on in Ankara,’” Ankara’s municipality said in a statement published by Anadolu news agency on Saturday.
Construction of the new US embassy in Ankara is scheduled for completion in 2020.

Last December, the mayor of Ankara ordered the street of the United Arab Emirates mission to be renamed after the Ottoman former governor of Medina, following a row between the two countries about the state of the holy city under Ottoman rule.

No doubt tRump will be pissed they didn't rename the street after him. Do you think tRump will order the street's name changed where Turkey's embassy is located in Washington?

Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Washington
2525 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008

So much diplomatic winning!......... ......

The money circle must eventually somehow be broken.

This is the process I see we're fighting that seems an endless, impossible uphill battle:

1. We buy products and services, now primarily from/through mega corporations.

2. Profits from these purchases trickle up to a large international cabal of high-wealth individuals and groups who are free to spend the excess profits as they wish. In addition, much of their investments and assets are hedged against losses.

3. They use that money that came from us to buy elections, fund lobbying, fund think tanks and public/social media in hundreds of ways that work only in their interests, not ours.

4. This has created a massive layer of power and control mostly invisible to the public, and it's protected hands-off by many politicians. They even write most of the policy papers that are executed into budgets and laws, as well as procedures for destroying existing public welfare and protections for labor, retirement, health and the environment.

This process is getting worse with time, proven by worsening economic inequality, deteriorating public health care and education (keep 'em scared, dumb and sick). Mega-mergers and backstopping of big business from failure (as in 2008) concentrates more assets and power in fewer hands.

Sorry to be so negative, but I'm not seeing a way to stop and reverse this corrupt and destructive cycle. To me, this is the elephant in the room. Most everything else is political flim-flam and bullshit. Rant over.
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Tue Oct 9, 2018, 01:55 AM (0 replies)

Demonstrates the power of right-wing media....

RW talk radio, Faux News, normalization by main-stream media along with dogmatic shitstorms on Twitter and Facebook.

Bought and paid for by our carefully concealed billionaire plutocrats......

GOP = Divide more, conquer more......
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Mon Oct 8, 2018, 10:09 PM (1 replies)
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