World Politics

Leaders of the countries of the world and global issues.

Mexican drug cartels

Currently, the US is considering legislation to designate Mexican drug cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO). Doing so would authorize US military involvement directly in Mexico, among other repercussions. Is it a good idea?

G7 leadership

Compared with the average calibration of the population for each G7 country.

T/F: WWIII has already begun (May 2023 update)

Calibrations dating back to August 2022.

T/F: Ukraine was behind the drone attack on Kremlin

As Moscow claims Ukraine – with help from the West – was behind what it called an “assassination attempt” on Russian President Vladimir Putin, US officials say the Kremlin claim is the stuff of make-believe, May 4, 2023

King Charles III, formerly Prince Charles

Charles, Prince of Wales, at the age of 73 became King upon the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth on Sept. 8, 2022.


Priority request: A pacifist rejects war and believes there are no moral grounds which can justify resorting to war. War, for the pacifist, is always wrong. In a sense the philosophy is based on the idea that the ends do not justify the means. The word pacific denotes conciliatory --wikipedia

Big stick ideology

As practiced by [Theodore] Roosevelt, big stick diplomacy had five components: possess serious military capability, act justly toward other nations, never to bluff, to strike only when prepared to strike hard, and to be willing to allow the adversary to save face in defeat --wikipedia

2023 Pentagon document leaks

In April 2023, two sets of classified documents of the United States began circulating on Twitter, Telegram, and 4chan. The documents are primarily related to the Russo-Ukrainian War, but also included foreign intelligence assessments concerning [other] nations --wikipedia

Poland's president awards Zelensky Order of the White Eagle

"It is difficult to hide the tears of emotion watching your service to your homeland," Duda told Zelensky... "You have not abandoned either Ukraine or your countrymen. You are an exemplary leader of the state and nation," Duda added.

Yeonmi Park (North Korean escapee, YouTuber)

Park's memoir In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom was published in September 2015 --wikipedia. She' since graduated from Columbia University and written her second book.

Paul Joseph Watson (YouTuber)

Facebook-banned British, conservative commentator whose theme is "culture, controversy, contrarianism."

a woman as president

Was does Consciousness say?

universal basic services

Unconditional access to a range of free, basic public services, such as shelter, sustenance, health care and education, funded by taxes and provided by a government or public institution --wikipedia

Kishida's visit to Ukraine

Japan's Prime Minister recently made a surprise visit to Kyiv to meet with President Zelenskyy. There was, in fact, no good reason for it, according to the calibration result.

Viktor Orban

This Prime Minister of Hungary keeps out "NGOs financed by George Soros, has a notoriously anti-woke attitude, neutrality in the R-U war, didn't accept the EU's plan to let migrants through the Hungarian border etc." --request