Jonathan Walker

Jonathan loves talking politics, economics and philosophy. He carries unique perspectives on everything making him a rather odd mix of liberal-conservative with a streak of independent Austrian thought.
Millions of dollars worth of pangolin scales were sized in China.
Huge Consignment of Illegally Trafficked Pangolin Scales Seized in Communist China
The police in communist China recently seized eight tons of pangolin scales from a wildlife-smuggling ring in the southern Guangdong province. The value of the scales is estimated at $62 million. Other illegal animal products...
A recent survey revealed increasing support for U.S. military intervention to protect Taiwan’s sovereignty against China.
Survey: Americans Support Aiding Taiwan Against a Mainland Chinese Invasion
A new survey suggests that a majority of Americans favor U.S. troops defending Taiwan in a scenario where the communist People's Republic of China (PRC) invades the democratic island. The survey, published on Aug. 25,...
An Instagram post by a Hollywood technician exposed the harsh working conditions of Hollywood crew members.
Hollywood Film Crews Complain About Harsh Working Conditions On Sets
Hollywood crew members are opening up about how they are being pushed to their limits at work. Some have reported working continuously for 18 hours a day without proper breaks, and the industry is under...
Children have been facing increased stress during the pandemic, especially with lockdowns.
Loneliness and Lockdowns: UK Sees Record Rise in Antidepressant Prescriptions to Children
A record number of youngsters in the UK are being prescribed antidepressants by the National Health Service (NHS). There has been a steep rise in mental health issues, especially among children and youngsters over the...
In this photo illustration the Social networking site Facebook is displayed on a laptop screen on March 25, 2009 in London, England.
Facebook Plans Commission to Handle Decisions on Election Content
Facebook is reportedly soliciting input from academics and policymakers to set up an election commission. The commission would assist Facebook in navigating political topics related to elections in different parts of the world. It is...
A deadly blast that resulted in the deaths of many people in Kabul happened during the evacuation process.
Taliban Adamant on Aug. 31 Deadline, Western Nations Continue Evacuation Despite Airport Blast
The Taliban has warned that there would be “consequences” in case the United States and its allies remain in Afghanistan beyond the stipulated deadline of Aug. 31. The Taliban issued the warning in the midst...
Doctors diagnosed Victor Dominello as having Bell’s palsy after he sought medical attention following a press briefing.
NSW Customer Service Minister Diagnosed With Bell’s Palsy After Suffering at Press Conference
New South Wales Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy shortly after attending a press conference on Aug. 18. While speaking to the press on Wednesday as part of the daily COVID-19...
Women in Afghanistan are facing escalated violence from extremist Taliban fighters even though the group had promised protection of women’s rights.
Taliban Atrocities Gathering Momentum: Afghan Woman Set on Fire for ‘Bad Cooking’
Despite the Taliban assuring the world that it would respect women's rights, stories of horrific atrocities being committed against females continue to come out of Afghanistan. Najla Ayoubi, a former Afghan judge and women’s rights...
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US Embassy Warns Stranded Americans: ‘Avoid Kabul Airport’
On Aug. 21, the US embassy in Kabul issued a security alert to American citizens trapped in Afghanistan warning against traveling to the Kabul airport due to increasing threats by the Taliban regime. “We are...
The Dixie Fire burns in the hills on August 17, 2021 near Milford, California. The Dixie Fire has burned over 604,000 acres, has destroyed over 1,000 homes and threatens thousands more.
California Fires Rage On
Northern California continues to reel under blazing forest fires. Ten days ago, the town of Greenville was decimated by Dixie, the nation’s largest wildfire. Officials have warned of new blazes erupting across the West due...
An Alibaba sign is seen outside the company's office in Beijing on April 13, 2021.
Police Detain Two Alibaba Employees on Charges of Sexual Assault
Chinese police have detained two suspects in a sexual assault case following allegations raised by a female employee from Alibaba, the biggest e-commerce company in the world. The female employee revealed that the company’s leaders...
Pakistani Minister Blames India and Afghanistan for Bus Blast That Killed 13, Including Nine Chinese
On July 14, a bus blast killed nine Chinese workers along with two Pakistani soldiers in Northern Pakistan. The bus was carrying more than 30 people and was heading towards the site of Dasu hydropower...