1. Second Summer

    US US Politics 2024

    New year, new thread. This is a continuation of the 2023 thread. So, what do you think the Supreme Court is going to decide in the disqualification case against Trump? Will they find some excuse not to disqualify him from holding office again, or will they do what some experts think is the only...
  2. I

    US Survey plant-based dairy alternatives (5 minutes)

    Dear sir/madam, I am Isa van Eldijk, 22 years old and I am currently in the final year of the International Business study at Avans University of Applied Sciences in Den Bosch, the Netherlands. I am conducting research about the fact that DSM is already active in the USA with ingredients for...
  3. M

    Advice for transitioning vegan & food suggestions

    Hello, I am a vegan newbie and I have just started on Monday. If anyone has valuable advice to keep them motivated to eat their veggies please let me know by contacting me on snap chat: here_magkally Thank you so much, Maggie
  4. Second Summer

    U.S. about to attack Iran

    The writing is on the wall: Now that there are no longer any grown-ups left in the U.S. administration, and they've been replaced by people like Mike Pompeo (who thinks Trump was raised to the presidency by God to protect Israel) and neo-con John Bolton, the stage is set for a confrontation with...
  5. Second Summer

    US U. S. mid-term elections 2018: predictions, speculations, discussions

    Mid-term elections are coming up on November 6. Will the Democrats pull themselves together and at least take the House of Representatives? Has the Kavanaugh nomination process ended up galvanizing support for the Republicans? Or is there a larger effect in bringing out people to vote against...
  6. Second Summer

    Living in the United States vs Europe

    I thought this was a quite interesting monologue, and I find myself agreeing with her on many points. She talks about topics such as fear for crime, public transit, ads and materialism, work-life balance, housing, communal areas, and eating out vs in. Would be interested in hearing opinions from...
  7. Second Summer

    US What's happening in Sunspot, New Mexico?

    More: Mystery closure of observatory and FBI presence in Sunspot, New Mexico (13. Sept. 2018)
  8. Second Summer

    US War of 1812 - 1815

    Interesting summary and thoughts by an actual historian :) More: What Donald Trump doesn't know about the War of 1812 (by Renée Lafferty-Salhany, Associate Professor of History, Brock University, June 10, 2018 )
  9. Second Summer

    Possible dangerous escalation of the war in Syria (2018)

    After the chemical attack on the Syrian rebel-held town Douma on 7. April, it seems the US and its major allies (UK, France) are determined to respond militarily, probably with some kind of attack on the Syrian military forces. However, the Russian support of the Syrian Assad regime is not at...
  10. Second Summer

    Hypersonic weapons - a new and exciting path to nuclear Ragnarok

    I found this video enlightening, but frightening Here's a recent news article on the topic: More: China and Russia are 'aggressively pursuing' hypersonic weapons — and the US doesn't have any defenses (20. March 2018) The part that is particularly frightening about these weapons is that...
  11. Mischief

    US Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

    Rev. Barber & Rev. Theoharis: It's Time to Fight for America's Soul I've signed up. Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
  12. Second Summer

    US Bowe Bergdahl - traitor or victim?

    More: Bowe Bergdahl Avoids Prison for Desertion; Trump Calls Sentence a ‘Disgrace’ (3. November 2017) The so-called president Trump said of the sentencing: "The decision on Sergeant Bergdahl is a complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military." Last year, during his campaign he...
  13. Second Summer

    Mandalay Bay shooting (Las Vegas)

    It's another day and there's been another mass shooting incident in America. More: ‘It was a horror show’: Mass shooting leaves more than 20 dead, 100 wounded on Las Vegas Strip (1. October 2017)
  14. Second Summer

    News Mysterious sonic weapon attacks against US, Canadian diplomats in Havana

    What is the motive? Why are Canadians also attacked? Who is behind it? I'll offer my own hypothesis: Ask yourself this: Which country has both the capacity, audacity and a history of using high-tech weapons against its opponents abroad? Which country loves the "we know nothing, nudge, nudge...
  15. Second Summer

    US Hurrican Harvey and flooding in Houston area

    More: FEMA administrator: We're 'going to be there for years' - CNNPolitics (27. August 2017)
  16. Second Summer

    US 6 percent of US Americans identify as vegans

    More: 6 Percent of Americans Now Identify as Vegan – Why This Is a Huge Deal for the Planet (27. June 2017)
  17. Second Summer

    News Cyberwar: 35 Russian diplomats expelled from the US

    Source: US expels Russian diplomats over cyber attack allegations - BBC News (29. December 2016) The measures also include sanctions against nine different entities and individuals, including the GRU and FSB. 35 diplomats are quite a lot. The amount is a measure of how serious US authorities...
  18. MadamSarcastra

    Rampant Racism in America

    Minneapolis Officials Don't Seem to Care Whether Their Police Have Ties to White Power Groups
  19. rulesofbio

    Vegan festivals in the USA

    Hi everyone! Im frequently traveling to the USA (NYC and Los Angeles with my family) and Im attending some upcoming events Like San Diego Veg Festival and Los Angeles Vegan Beer and Food next month. Im just sharing this info if someone is interested or planning to visit the states soon...
  20. Mischief

    US Guns in the U.S.

    I just decided to start a thread where we can post news stories about guns in the U.S. culture. Obviously, I think our society is gun=mad and gun-obsessed, but those who want to post stories where guns in the hands of the public are a good thing should feel free to do so. Here's my story of the...