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  1. There are many reports - one example states approx £550 million p.a. from tourism related to the Royal Family, a lot more than the total annual cost to the taxpayer for supporting the Royal Family. Personally I prefer the tradition of the Royal Family than someone selected by politician/s. https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/882003/royals-earned-millions-british-tourism-industry-2017
  2. The earliest reference to Trudeau uttering this quote is March 15, 2016, when Gavin McInnes made a satirical video attributing some fake quotes to Trudeau: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tpW1m-8yVQ Unfortunately, there are some people in this world of ours who lack the intellectual capacity to understand satire.
  3. Economy size of Israel $9 billion is rather small
  4. As usual members expect immediate info, PC blah, blah; just wait a while.... Currently not identified as Islamist terrorism. Alek Minassian https://heavy.com/news/2018/04/alek-minassian-driver-van-hit-pedestrians-toronto-canada/
  5. US does have a relatively small involvement with Israeli loan guarantees... http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/u-s-loan-guarantees-to-israel
  6. The reference to Oxfam relates to poor quality of drinking water in Gaza causing health problems. I would guess some hold have the view Israeli control of the supply chain into / out of Gaza is collective punishment & not a constructive contribution to the going disputes between the parties.
  7. The law suite is based upon timing dictated by Statute of Limitations. Should Muller uncover unlawful activities & if the Dems gain sufficient control in the 2018 midterm elections then the action may go-ahead though I understand the action is basically political messaging and will not be acted upon. Trump indulges practically every day in insulting libel / defamation against all manner of groups / people from which he is protected against legal action. Trump repeatedly abuses his power. Accordingly Trump is unfit to be President of the USA.
  8. Some arrested were Thai nationals and alleged at least one of the organisers is Thai. Human trafficking of prostitutes is as evil as sex slavery, absolutely RTP have a role in investigations / arrests in the supply chain. Whether RTP will do their job, uncontaminated by 'influential people', is an open question.
  9. Have to wait and see what truly influenced the announcement; if Trump's announcements did in fact alter the mindset of the N.K. dictator, sure---very high risk gamble with other people's lives, but nethertheless - well done. Apologise for criticising Trump's appalling behaviour & actions to date as President of USA? - NO
  10. An excellent article which IMO puts the OP in perspective for the anti Trump resistance. When power dominates truth, criticism becomes betrayal. https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21740741-dangerous-republican-party-organised-around-one-man
  11. Didn't know foreigners could finance UK political campaigns. Robert Mercer, very interesting he's involved with financing BREXIT considering the Mercer Family deep immersion and financial support of disruptive right of centre politics, founder of Cambridge Analytica and so on.
  12. Didn't suggest any conclusion, just highlighting out 'aid' has many ramifications, one of which in relation to India I was unaware. Thought the article would be of interest.
  13. Off topic, but you may be interested in info below which shines a very different light on aid to India. Mods permit? From one of the highest recipient of multi-lateral development aid, India has quietly transitioned into the role of provider as in the last three years it has given more aid to foreign countries than it has received. http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2017/mar/22/emerging-power-india-gives-more-aid-than-it-receives-1584604.html