"If they are trying to overtly downplay the seriousness of the event while lying about the facts involved, it tells me that the event is a legitimate threat and it will probably get worse as time passes."
"Minnesota’s Safe Harbor program is a multi-agency statewide initiative designed to meet the needs of sex-trafficked and sexually exploited young people through age 24. The program works to help children with housing, education, and support from trusted adults to escape trafficking and exploitation."
"The capital city of Baghdad was rocked by protests on Friday, as an estimated 200,000 demonstrators marched for the ouster of American troops from the country in al-Hurriyah Square near the main university, as anti-Iraqi government protesters maintained their vigil in Tahrir Square."
"When our own government no longer sees us as human beings with dignity and worth but as things to be manipulated, maneuvered, mined for data, manhandled by police, conned into believing it has our best interests at heart, mistreated, and then jails us if we dare step out of line, punishes us unjustly without remorse, and refuses to own up to its failings, we are no longer operating under a constitutional republic."
Currently, it seems the only thing preventing the US economy from falling into recession, possibly dragging the rest of the world down with it, is the overspent American consumer, who is in debt to the tune of over $13 trillion.
In 1999, Putin wrote, "It will take us approximately fifteen years and an annual growth of our Gross Domestic Product by 8 percent a year to reach the per capita GDP level of present-day Portugal or Spain." In 2018, Russia’s GDP at purchasing power parity was nearly 12 times as high as Portugal’s, and twice Spain’s.
In response, the United States is channeling a record high level of funding into counterterrorist resources, including $280 million from the State Department budget and $500 million from the Department of Defense. 7200 personnel are currently deployed to Africa command.