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Syria: If We Don’t Invite Anyone To The Talks, They Can’t Disagree With Each Other Peace talks scheduled in Geneva on Monday (in five days) might be derailed due to a disagreement over the guest list. Saudi Arabia wants its rebel bloc (which includes radical Islamists) to be the sole representative for the opposition. Russia (pro-government) wants to invite other opposition parties, presumably to bring in the Kurds and to sow dissent among opposition groups. And you thought picking the guest list for your wedding was tough…
PNUT READ: Our Summary Of The Syrian Civil War
‘Netflix And Chill’ Continues To Dominate Living Rooms WorldwideVideo streaming service and euphemism for modern “dating,” Netflix, posted stellar fourth quarter growth results, adding 5.6 million subscribers, bringing it to a total subscriber base of 75 million (population of Turkey). Netflix has yet to report results after opening up its service to the rest of the world on January 6. Needless to say, shares jumped ~7% after the announcement.
#pnut4prez: Trump And Palin Create ‘Idiot’ CoalitionSarah Palin, former VP contender, conservative darling and viewer of Russia from her backyard, endorsed Donald Trump for the Republican nomination. The announcement adds a much needed tea-party boost to Trump’s campaign as he goes head to head with Cruz over conservative votes in Iowa, a state Palin has been cultivating ever since 2008.
GOOD READ: Why The GOP Primaries Will Be Crazier Than You Think
Keeping Our Eye On…
- Ding Dong The Jihadi Is Dead: ISIS, sometimes referred to as â€œporn-loversâ€, confirmed the death of Jihadi John aka Mohamed Emwazi. The British terrorist often featured in beheading videos and was, thankfully, droned by the US.
- Steven ‘Humans Are Idiots’ Hawking: Professor Stephen Hawking said that humans are at risks of scoring an “own goal” and destroying themselves through global warming or viruses or…..by being hit by blimps.
- Progress: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg accused Europe of “impeding progress” by excessively regulating the tech industry. Her comments come after multiple European probes into US tech companies for privacy and tax avoidance.