Your World This Week, Volume III

Unfuck Greece

Anti-austerity protestors congregate in Athens. Source: N+1

What Comes Next For Greece?

Greece said no. On Sunday, Greek citizens voted on a multibillion dollar bailout plan offered by international creditors that would require the Mediterranean nation to make additional cuts to its spending, which many worry will only stymy–not enable–economic growth. Over 60 percent of Greeks voted against the bailout, which has placed Greece on what some have called a “collision course” with European political leaders and may just signify the beginning of the end for the euro.

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North Korea’s Pyongyang Airport Gets A Fancy New Terminal

Most people would never dream of spending their vacation days in North Korea, but that hasn’t stopped the government from trying to lure more international tourists (mostly from Russia and China) with luxury upgrades to its airport. After years of construction, North Korea inaugurated its new terminal at the Pyongyang Airport on July 1st, commemorating the event with a grand opening ceremony.

New Terminal Pyongyang Airport

Source: Reuters

Kim Jong Un Visits Airport

Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju tour the new terminal. Source: In A Gist

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California’s Vaccination Bill: Why Vaccines Must Be Universal

Vaccine Law Brown

California governor Jerry Brown signed SB 277 into law on June 30, 2015, which requires that children be vaccinated before entering schools. Source: ABC

On June 30, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill requiring that all children in the state be vaccinated prior to attending school. Brown’s move has again raised the hackles of religious groups and anti-vaxxers, so we thought it would be a good idea to revisit the issue and answer some of the most commonly heard objections to this rare outbreak of functioning state government.

Most of the SB 277 controversy stems from the fact that the bill closes religious exemptions from getting vaccines, and forces people to have chemicals injected into their children’s bodies. Put that way, it’s no wonder the law has inspired such over-the-top rhetoric. Take Jim Carrey, for example:

Vaccine Law Tweet

Source: Twitter

Pretty serious stuff. Usually, we put child-poisoners in prison, and fascism is the political movement that tried to take over the world awhile back. Is it possible he’s just lost his mind? If he’s nuts, he’s not alone–at least 3,000 people agree.

Here are some of the more common complaints, presented as fairly as possible, with explanations of why they’re simply wrong.

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Satan Once Lived In The White House–And More Surprising Facts About Our Founding Fathers

Founding Fathers' Surprising Beliefs

Source: Wikipedia

We can thank our Founding Fathers for giving us an annual excuse to overindulge win barbecues, beer and fireworks–and for being some real characters:

America’s Founding Fathers were some of most influential–and controversial–people in our history. This historical documentary explores some of the conspiracy theories surrounding our trailblazing founders:

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