Donald Trump’s controversial call for a “great, great wall” on the US-Mexico border has yet to be realized but a tiny, tiny one has been built instead – surrounding his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The 15cm high concrete wall is topped with razor wire, miniature US flags and includes ‘Keep Out‘ signs written in both Spanish and English.
It was created by LA-based street artist Plastic Jesus and was inspired by comments made by the Republican Presidential nominee last year when he outlined plans to build a wall along the US-Mexico border to stop illegal immigrants.
~~Man Builds Tiny Wall Around Trump’s Hollywood Star~~
~~Published on Jul 21, 2016~~
Street artist Plastic Jesus built a tiny wall around Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It’s really really great. Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?!), Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola (Think Tank) hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
~Ellen DeGeneres criticized over ‘racist’ Usain Bolt tweet~
18 AUGUST 2016
Comedienne and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has been the subject of a fierce social media backlash after tweeting an edited picture of Usain Bolt at the Olympics that some have described as racist.
On Monday, August 15, DeGeneres tweeted saying:
“This is how I’m running errands from now on.”
The image showed her riding on Bolt’s back.
“I am highly aware of the racism that exists in our country,” DeGeneres tweeted on Tuesday in response to criticisms.
“It is the furthest thing from who I am.”
The row centered on a photo of Bolt taken during a 100-meter semifinal on Sunday, August 14, in which the Jamaican sprinter appears to smile as he glances back towards his competitors in the race.
The image his gone viral in recent days, with many different versions of it created for comic effect and shared widely on social media.
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Catch some of the most vicious tweets and responses about this picture here:
Ellen Degeneres recently tweeted a photo-shopped image of her riding on the back of world’s fastest man Usain Bolt. Some on the internet are calling racism. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
Ellen DeGeneres has defended a photo she tweeted of Usain Bolt, after she was accused of racism.
The pic, which was shared with her 61.5million followers, was captioned:
“This is how I’m running errands from now on. #Rio2016.”
The United States, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim nations on Monday, October 5, 2015, reached final agreement on the largest regional trade accord in history, teeing up what could be the toughest fight President Obama will face in his final year in office: securing approval from Congress.
Now the deal faces months of scrutiny in Congress, where some bipartisan opposition was immediate. That debate will unfurl against the backdrop of a presidential campaign in which populist anti-trade talk against the deal is already prominent.
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a proposed regional regulatory and investment treaty. As of 2014, twelve countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region have participated in negotiations on the TPP:
Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.
The proposed agreement began in 2005 as the Trans-Pacific Strategic Partnership Agreement (TPSEP or P4). Participating countries set the goal of wrapping up negotiations in 2012, but contentious issues such as agriculture, intellectual property, and services and investments have caused negotiations to continue into the present, with the last round meeting in Ottawa from 3 -12 July 2014. Implementation of the TPP is one of the primary goals of the trade agenda of the Obama administration in the United States of America.
The United States and 11 other countries have officially reached an agreement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP. If you’re thinking there is going to be more transparency now that they’ve reached a deal, think again. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks break down this historic agreement.
“Trade ministers from 12 countries announced the largest trade-liberalizing pact in a generation on Monday. In a press conference in Atlanta, trade ministers from the US, Australia and Japan called the the Trans-Pacific Partnership an “ambitious” and “challenging” negotiation that will cut red tape globally and “set the rules for the 21st century for trade”.
The deal – in the works since 2008 – is a major victory for the US president, BarackObama.
“This partnership levels the playing field for our farmers, ranchers and manufacturers by eliminating more than 18,000 taxes that various countries put on our products,” the president said in a statement.
“It includes the strongest commitments on labor and the environment of any trade agreement in history, and those commitments are enforceable, unlike in past agreements.”
While it still faces major hurdles, not least in Congress, the deal could reshape industries and influence everything from the price of cheese to the cost of cancer treatments. It is expected to set common standards for 40% of the world’s economy, become a new flashpoint for the 2016 presidential campaign, and could become a legacy-defining agreement for the Obama administration.”