Goldendale Sentinel

County meeting erupts in fiery protests

A Klickitat County commissioners’ meeting Sept. 14 began in chaos and name calling from an angry crowd protesting state mask and vaccine mandates, causing it to be quickly concluded as an official meeting. Two of the three commissioners remained to interact with the crowd in what ended up being called an impromptu, and often tense, town hall meeting.
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On This Day: Congress requires communists to register

Sept. 23 (UPI) -- On this date in history:. In 1806, U.S. explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark returned to St. Louis on their historic journey from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Coast and back. In 1846, German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune at the Berlin...
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Three Things I Think I Think – Not So Grande Stuff

1) So, not so grande, eh? China Evergrande, the Chinese real estate developer has everyone worried these days about the second coming of Lehman Bros. The company has shrunk by about 90% so they’re not so grande anymore. Get it? Did you catch that joke? Geez, I am hilarious. Maybe they should call themselves Nevergrande? Get it? Did you catch that joke? I’m here all day folks.

6 Testimonies from Slovakia trip that Pope shared in recap

As is customary, Pope Francis dedicated the general audience of September 22 to recap his trip to Budapest and Slovakia, from which he returned exactly a week ago. It was a pilgrimage of prayer, a pilgrimage to the roots, a pilgrimage of hope. Prayer, roots and hope. In the course...

The Turkish island that the Romanian Communists sank into the Danube

Taking a holiday cruise on the Danube this month, I learned the story of Ada Kaleh. T — his month, visiting Romania, my country of origin, I took off for a weekend to Baile Herculane, a spa town famous for its sulphurous, egg-smelling and allegedly therapeutic thermal waters, dating from as far as Roman times. From there, with a short minibus ride and then a motorboat, I was able to take a cruise on the Danube alongside the Romanian-Serbian border- see where Appolodorus of Damascus first wanted to build Trajan’s bridge, see the Tabula Traiana- the monument the Emperor built to celebrate his victory over the Dacians- and the cave fortified by Field Marshall Friedrich von Veterani in 1691 as part of his quest to protect Central Europe for the Ottomans. I wrote about the trip before here:

AUKUS, QUAD and China: Indo-Pacific as new theater

China’s President Xi Jinping could not be faulted for privately feeling mighty pleased at one level that five countries, one of them still a superpower, one a has-been superpower, one a wannabe superpower, one which does not want to be a superpower even while wanting to be and one never-gonnabe-superpower, have to join hands to contain his country’s perceived global threat.
Urban Milwaukee

How Will Local Schools Handle Afghan Children?

James Sayavong knows what it is like to be a refugee in America. His father was a military officer in Laos when the Communists overran his country after America pulled out of Vietnam and the surrounding area. His mother buried documents in the yard for fear the Communist government would come after their family. The family ultimately decided to flee, first winding up in a refugee camp in Thailand, then the Philippines. By the time they got to Milwaukee, James Sayavong was age 21 with no high school diploma and an uncertain future.

Navalny says fight for Russia 'long marathon'

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said Tuesday that a fight for a democratic Russia was a long game after the opposition accused authorities of voter fraud during parliamentary polls. In a message from prison, President Vladimir Putin's top critic praised his supporters' tactical voting in an effort to weaken the...

China Begins to Realize Cronyism and Big Tech Do Way More Harm Than Good

Monday’s stock market slide could have been a response to any of the very many awful economic indicators we are currently facing. A lot of the blamers were blaming China’s over-leveraged monster property development company The Evergrande Group. Evergrande just noted that perhaps they may not be able to pay back the $300+ billion they currently owe. That they borrowed from suckers – oops, I mean lenders – all over the world. So their looming default threatens the entire world’s economy.

10 Facts About the People’s Republic of China

The People’s Republic of China was established at the end of the Chinese Civil War, which had raged between 1945 and 1949 between the Republic of China and the victorious Chinese Communist Party. At a meeting of delegates in Beijing on 21 September 1949, Communist leader Mao Zedong announced the new People’s Republic’s as a one-party dictatorship.

Is It Ever To Be Grande?

You have to chuckle at this. Evergrande, an alleged “investment vehicle” in China, appears to be detonating. A primer: If it’s financial and in China, it’s a scam. If you don’t understand how it’s a scam and who’s going to get scammed, guess who is wearing the hat marked “Sucker”? Uh huh.

KEN’S CORNER: Until The Day I Die

Good morning Vietnam. Gunner wakes up every morning with a smile on his face, looking forward to the day with positive expectations. I would love, just love to be like him, oh my God, how nice that would be… but I have a frontal lobe, and I know that my country, my life, my history, all truth, is under attack.

REPORT: General Mark Milley Got Arrested For DUI In 1982

General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, reportedly got arrested and charged for driving under the influence (DUI) on November 19, 1982 in Cumberland County, North Carolina. Milley is currently under massive scrutiny following revelations that he undermined President Donald Trump, including by phoning the Chinese Communists to negotiate with the ChiComs around Trump’s back.