President Trump’s warning against continued military provocations from the North Korean government has fallen on deaf ears. According to U.S. press sources, the country’s state media is reporting to the Korean nation that their plan to fire four missiles towards Guam will be prepared for approval from Kim Jong Un within days.
North Korea has persisted in posturing about its technical capabilities by displaying missile launches that Washington fears may eventually prove capable of reaching U.S. soil for years. While Guam is situated closer towards the Asian Pacific than the U.S. mainland, it is by political standards, U.S. territory. North Korea has already upset the past several U.S. Presidents over its dramatic responses to the joint exercises the U.S. and South Korea execute off of its waters, as allies Japan and Taiwan sit dangerously close to the rogue state.
Kim Jong Un is allegedly planning launches that will send intermediate-range missiles over Japan so that they may come 18 to 25 miles within range of Guam’s coast. Such a missile would close a distance of around 1,850 miles.
Donald Trump announced via Twitter on Wednesday that the United States military, in a reversal of an Obama-era policy, will no longer “accept or allow” transgender individuals.
“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender [sic] in the military would entail. Thank you,” he wrote in a series of three tweets.
According to a report released by Oxfam, the disparity between the rich and poor is even more dramatic than previously thought.8 men, the report says, control as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, or close to half the world’s population.
Oxfam cited Forbes’ March 2016 billionaires list to substantiate their claim. In order, the 8 men that control half the world’s wealth are Microsoft founder Bill Gates whose net worth is $75 billion; Amancio Ortega, the Spanish founder of Inditex; Warren Buffett; Carlos Slim Helu; Jeff Bezos of Amazon; Mark Zuckerberg; Oracle’s Larry Ellison; and Michael Bloomberg.
Oxfam warns that this kind of economic inequality will inevitably lead to more drastic and extreme political changes, like the United States’ election of Donald Trump and Britain’s vote to leave the EU.
Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International, said, “It is obscene for so much wealth to be held in the hands of so few when 1 in 10 people survive on less than $2 a day. Inequality is trapping hundreds of millions in poverty; it is fracturing our societies and undermining democracy.”
Ty Dolla $ign is the latest artist to get caught slipping by the IRS.
The Cali crooner has been hit with a $180,969.35 tax lien, reports TMZ. According to documents obtained by the site, Ty owes back taxes for three years. It appears as though he got his act together in 2015, but the IRS still needs all their paper.
This year should be another profitable year for TDS, as he dropped his new project Campaign in September. The 16-song collection features guest appearances from the likes of Future, Migos, Meek Mill, Travi$ Scott, Trey Songz and Wiz Khalifa.
Ty was recently stopped by TMZ and asked about his thoughts on the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The singer didn’t sound very enthusiastic.
When asked if he compares the wild stuff rappers say to Trump’s recent controversial comments, Dolla had this to say.
“A lot of sh*t is controversial. But that…Hillary and Trump. I think it’s easy to see. It’s crazy ass Trump or lying ass Hillary. All of us have lied, we’re all humans. But not all of us are as crazy as Trump.” He added, “That’s why a lot of rappers aren’t running for president of the United States.”