"I think myself that we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious. Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have ... The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases. The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." -- Thomas Jefferson


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New Caledonia’s main airports, Nouméa La Tontouta and Nouméa Magenta, were closed, and all flights were canceled following intense rioting in Nouméa and nearby townships. The unrest, which erupted over proposed constitutional reforms, prompted the imposition of an island-wide curfew after rioters set vehicles and buildings on fire on the night of May 13.

Faced with the serious riots shaking New Caledonia, the government took advantage of the state of emergency declared to block TikTok on the island. This is an unprecedented measure in France and Europe.

by Tyler Durden

More shocking images have come out of the ongoing unrest and riots which have gripped the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia, as additional French troops, including reports of

On the calm South China Sea scattered with uninhabited shoals and reefs, cargo vessels loaded with containers move about every day. The tranquil waters host a vibrant array of marine species and sustain dynamic international trade and commerce, connecting regional countries with the outside world. 

Philippine and US forces are simulating scenarios that observers say are deemed relevant to potential conflicts over Taiwan and the South China Sea, with missions involving the retaking of an island and the sinking of a Chinese-made vessel in the final week of this year’s Balikatan joint military exercises.