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by Theodore K. Nasos
2021-10-09 08:29:15
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A Nobel Peace Prize, a tax hunt, Afghanistan dark ages, haunted houses and some other noticeable caustic iBites from the news.

Nobel Peace Prize goes to journalists Maria Ressa, Dmitry Muratov for work on freedom of expression. Maria Ressa is the founder, CEO and executive editor of Rappler, an online news outlet covering the policies and actions of President Rodrigo Duterte’s regime in the Philippines. Dmitry Muratov is editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta, a Russian newspaper that publishes critical coverage of the Kremlin.

For many states nowadays – including ones in the European Union - it is easier to award freedom of expression than practice it

ibi0001_400The leader of Germany's conservatives, Armin Laschet, has announced a party congress next week, indicating he is ready to step down. Mr Laschet was picked to replace Angela Merkel as chancellor, but presided over their worst ever election defeat.

The man was somehow destining to fall. Germany’s CDU didn’t need a Merkel replacement but a …reboot and that’s what they are going eventually do.

Ireland Signs On to Global Deal Seeking to Curb Tax Avoidance. The country had been one of a small number of holdouts on an agreement that aims to overhaul global taxation.

The irony for a state that tried for long to become a tax haven.

Poland's top court has rejected the principle of the primacy of EU law over national legislation in certain judicial matters, in a major challenge to the EU's legal framework.

That was how some countries understand independent justice, but for Poland is not about independence it is about …freedom of speech and expression, human rights since this are the obstacles the authoritarian Polish establishment finds in EU justice. Is not about independence but about uncontrollable injustice and no protection limits.

Some haunted houses in Iowa say they are struggling right now because of higher lumber prices. The Wall Street Journal reports the current price of lumber is about $625 per thousand board feet. Between 2015 and 2019, that cost was at about $357. Lew Jordan, who runs Zombie Hollow in Winterset, said the high prices are forcing the house to stay closed for another year.

Literally hunting haunted houses.

A US nuclear submarine hit an "unknown object" while submerged in waters in the Asia-Pacific region, injuring a number of sailors, US officials say.

I’m trying to be serious but it is the Abyss. Remember? The film directed by James Cameron and starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio?

Iranian authority mandates pregnant women be reported to prevent 'criminal abortions'

This is when Texas became the blueprint and the leader of Talibanism.

Afghanistan could go dark as power bills remain unpaid. Neighbouring nations supply about 78 percent of Afghanistan’s power; they have not been paid since the Taliban took over.

A return to …dark ages, laterally!

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