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  • ELISABETH’S [Sabaditsch-Wolff] CONVICTION HAS BEEN UPHELD

    12/20/2011 4:53:39 AM PST · by wtd · 10 replies
    Gates of Vienna blog ^ | Baron Bodissey
    Judge Leo Levnaic-Iwanski upheld the verdict of the lower court, which convicted Elisabeth [Sabaditsch-Wolff] on the charge of “denigration of religious beliefs of a legally recognized religion.” The judge found that the length of time her trial had taken was excessive, and that her fine should be reduced. A new date will be set in the lower court for the announcement of the fine. There will be a press conference shortly at the Wiener Akademikerbund.
  • Workers of Europe unite, you've only euro chains to lose

    12/18/2011 5:30:54 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/18/2011 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Europe's Left has suffered a calamitous six months. Socialist governments have met historic defeats in Portugal and Spain. Greece’s Pasok party was toppled by an EU technocrat Putsch. Ireland’s soft-Left Fianna Foil lost every seat in Dublin. Almost 97pc of the European Union’s population is now governed by conservative or Right-leaning coalitions, or EU-imposed mandarins. All that is left to social democrats is Austria (8.4m), Denmark (5.5m), and Slovenia (2.1m). The whole machinery of the European Union (EU) system is under the control of the Right, with variants of Rhenish corporatism in the Council, and pre-modern Hayekians at the European...
  • Surrender "Completely"and Receive My LOVE for YOU \o/

    12/01/2011 5:35:48 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 12-1-11 | Jedediah
    SURRENDER COMPLETELY AND RECEIVE MY LOVE FOR YOU ! My surrender to you is eternal , for as My Sacrifice was a promise and a statement of My Love coming down through the Father ! It is Now time for You to SURRENDER wholeheartedly to Me . I need to see a heart opened forth right and true ; to discern My Presence ! That you make " ALL " Known to Me ~ free for release and in this surrender as you raise your hands and lower your defenses and pride I WILL COME ! And My SPIRIT ,...
  • Yes, there are practical lessons: World's first sex school opens in Austria

    12/02/2011 6:44:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/02/2011 | Leon Watson
    Most Brits think it's an activity best learned behind closed doors. But an enterprising Swedish schoolmistress thinks otherwise. Ylva-Maria Thompson has opened the world's first international sex school to teach its students how to be better lovers. The Austrian International Sex School in Vienna offers 'hands on' lessons in seduction for £1,400 a term. The 'headmistress' says anyone over the age of 16 can enrol at 'the world's first college of applied sexuality'. Students live in a mixed sex dormitory block where they're expected to practise their homework. And at the end of the course, they are awarded a qualification....
  • HOT! ‘Anti-Islam’ Right Wing Rapper poised to become next chancellor of Austria

    12/01/2011 12:44:16 AM PST · by Windflier · 10 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | November 30, 2011 | barenakedislam
    Heinz-Christian Strache – A Modern-Day Captain Von Trapp who is fighting to protect his Nation against the 21st Century version of Nazism called ‘IslamoNazism.’ Austrians have had enough of increasing Islamization of Europe, and unchecked Islamic immigration from Turkey into the Austrian Republic. Last week Spanish voters threw out the Socialist Party Islamist appeasors, and elected a Conservative government that has vowed to protect Spanish sovereignty and culture. Now, Austria is about to do the same. The Party’s leader Heinz-Christian Strache is quoted: “We face serious problems in our immigration policy. This largely concerns migration from non-European Muslim countries such...
  • I AM your Kingdom Walk and Existence \o/

    11/23/2011 1:35:44 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-23-11 | Jedediah
    Ordinary measures are not warranted anymore for I have overcome for you and in Me you reside in the heavenlies. So cast off your flesh when it distracts you from My Will of virtue and Righteousness and "Remain" in "MY" Loyalty for I AM all you need to KNOW! John 15:9 (AMP) 9I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [[a]continue in His love with Me]. Acts 17:28 28For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his...
  • It Is 1931. We Are Austria. If The Fed Doesn't Save Us Here Comes Another Great Depression...

    11/09/2011 3:27:31 PM PST · by blam · 76 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-9-2011 | Henry Blodget
    DELONG: It Is 1931. We Are Austria. If The Fed Doesn't Save Us Here Comes Another Great Depression... Henry Blodget Nov. 9, 2011, 5:21 PM How does Berkeley professor Brad Delong feel about what's going on in Europe? He's freaking out: Time to Spread Foam on the Runway: The Federal Reserve Needs to Act Now to Firewall Off the Eurocrisis I have been complaining for some time now that Reinhart and Rogoff think that the time is always 1931 and that we are always Austria--that the great fiscal crisis is about to erupt and send us lurching down toward Great...
  • Oh Crap... AUSTRIA?!?

    11/11/2011 5:04:13 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-11-11 | Joe Weisenthal
    Oh Crap... AUSTRIA?!? Joe Weisenthal Nov. 11, 2011, 6:59 AM And now we have to start talking about this. It's the Austria-German 10-year spread The spread is widening further today, even as Italy improves and markets are rising. What's the deal with Austria? Well there have been persistent rumors about a downgrade, but furthermore, Austrian banks are famously exposed to Eastern Europe. And now you see stuff about how Slovenian yields are surging. Too many fires to put out. For a good background story on Austrian banks and exposure to Eastern Europe, see this NYT piece from last year.
  • Brit Woman's Refugee Gang Rape [Muslim illegals]

    11/10/2011 2:11:52 PM PST · by americanophile · 38 replies
    Austrian Times ^ | 11/3/11 | Austrian Times
    The brutal gang rape of a British woman by five Afghan refugees has sparked a massive protest against illegal immigrants in a Serbian spa town. The 38-year-old woman - who bravely managed to film the attack on her mobile phone - was repeatedly raped after befriending a group of Afghan men in a park in Banja Koviljaca. Despite handing the video footage to police, only one alleged attacker - identified by police only as Abdurashid D., 25 - has been arrested. Now local mothers have told police they are boycotting local schools from next week (nov 7) unless they clear...
  • Iceman stories begin arriving!

    10/18/2011 10:34:58 AM PDT · by FritzG · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Dienekes' Anthropology Blog ^ | 17 Oct 2011 | Dienekes
    The National Geographic has info, a teaser for an October 26 Nova special: The genetic results add both information and intrigue. From his genes, we now know that the Iceman had brown hair and brown eyes and that he was probably lactose intolerant and thus could not digest milk—somewhat ironic, given theories that he was a shepherd. Not surprisingly, he is more related to people living in southern Europe today than to those in North Africa or the Middle East, with close connections to geographically isolated modern populations in Sardinia, Sicily, and the Iberian Peninsula. The DNA analysis also revealed...
  • I Am going to move My sphere of authority into place now upon My Foundation![charismatic caucus]

    10/02/2011 3:24:54 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 10-2-11 | Jedediah
    I Am going to move My sphere of authority into place now upon My Foundation and "TRUTH" shall be its Robe ! Zechariah 4:9 9The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundations of this house; his hands shall also finish it. Then you shall know (recognize and understand) that the Lord of hosts has sent me [His messenger] to you. The unction of My Spirit is something to be followed not ignored ! My blessings flow through My Spirit and Guiding counselor of My very Heart ! So understand this ; To reject My Spirit is to deny Me ,...
  • Archaeologists uncover amphitheatre used to train gladiators near Vienna

    09/01/2011 6:43:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | Associated Press
    Archaeologists say they have located and excavated the ruins of a huge amphitheatre used to train gladiators east of Vienna, describing it as a "sensational discovery". They claim that the ruins found through ground radar measurements rival the Colosseum and the Ludus Magnus in Rome in their structure. The Ludus Magnus is the largest of the gladiatorial arenas in the Italian capital, while the Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre ever built in the Roman empire.
  • A Clergy Rebellion in Austria's Catholic Church (Catholic Caucus)

    08/31/2011 3:05:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Time ^ | August 31, 2011 | Michael Frank
    VIENNA — There is open rebellion among the clergy of Austria's Catholic Church. One highly placed man of the cloth has even warned about the risk of a coming schism as significant numbers of priests are refusing obedience to the Pope and bishops for the first time in memory. The 300-plus supporters of the so-called Priests' Initiative have had enough of what they call the church's "delaying" tactics, and they are advocating pushing ahead with policies that openly defy current practices. These include letting nonordained people lead religious services and deliver sermons; making communion available to divorced people who have...
  • Austrian man 'kept two mentally disabled daughters as sex slaves for 41 years'

    08/25/2011 2:53:57 PM PDT · by americanophile · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 25 Aug 2011 | The Telegraph
    An Austrian man has been accused of locking up his two mentally disabled daughters and using them as sex slaves for 41 years. Police said that the 85-year-old, who has not been named, repeatedly raped the women between 1970 and May 2011. The alleged victims are now 53 and 45 years old. The women escaped when the father was unable to get up after the older daughter pushed him over when he last tried to rape her, according to Austrian media. The sisters allegedly fled as their father lay unable to seek help for two days until he was found...
  • Man denied 43 mn € casino jackpot due to software error

    08/15/2011 9:21:33 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 32 replies
    austriantimes.at ^ | 15 Aug 2011 | unattributed
    A Swiss dad celebrating the birth of his son with a trip to an Austrian casino won 43 million Euros - but then was told the cash would not be paid because it had been a "software error". Behar Merlaku, 38, won the jackpot in the Bregenz Casino operated by Casinos Austria in March but after he was told there had been a mistake he kept trying to get the prize money for four months and is now going to take the case to court. He told Austrian newspaper Heute: "When I won I was ecstatic and of course I...
  • Burka Backlash: Austrians Reject Political Correctness

    08/10/2011 9:21:26 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 4 replies
    The Winston Review ^ | August 11, 2011 | -TWR-
    Via Menzies House: A clear majority of Austrians support an anti-burka law, according to new poll results. The Austrian Independent reports: “Viennese public opinion agency Karmasin spoke with 500 Austrians to find that 71 per cent of them were in favour of such a law prohibiting wearing burkas in public places. Such veils cover women’s bodies expect a small gap for their eyes. Only 23 per cent spoke out against the introduction of such a bylaw, Karmasin found in its survey conducted for weekly magazine profil.” The seven in ten result isn’t surprising. Across right-leaning Europe, there is growing support...
  • Lithuania Angry After Austria Lets Wanted Ex-KGB Man Go

    07/19/2011 6:02:07 PM PDT · by Krosan · 1 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | 18.07.2001 | Radio Free Europe
    A diplomatic row between Lithuania and Austria erupted after Austrian authorities released a former KGB officer implicated in a 1991 massacre in Vilnius. Mikhail Golovatov was arrested at Vienna airport on July 14 but released after 24 hours and allowed to travel to Moscow. A Justice Ministry spokeswoman said Austrian authorities had decided that the arrest warrant issued by Vilnius, which alleges crimes against humanity, lacked details of the man's suspected criminal actions. Lithuanian Deputy Foreign Minister Asta Skaisgiryte Liauskiene said the country had recalled its ambassador from Vienna and delivered a protest note. ...
  • A modest proposal for eurozone break-up

    07/17/2011 3:18:40 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/17/2011 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The eurozone can in theory still be saved, if two sets of conditions are fulfilled; if the leaders of Germany, Austria, Finland, and the Netherlands accept fiscal union and a common pooling of debt, and can persuade their parliaments and courts to ratify such a revolution. If the Germanic bloc agrees to tear up the mandate of the European Central Bank, letting it switch from inflation-targeting to job-targeting ("Unemployment must not exceed 10pc in two or more EMU states, or some such formula), effectively instructing the ECB to embark on Fed-style stimulus for three to five years. This might allow...
  • Over 300 Austrian priests join ‘Call to Disobedience’ (Catholic Caucus)

    07/13/2011 11:00:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 13, 2011
    Over 300 of Austria’s 4,200 priests have pledged to take part in Aufruf zum Ungehorsam (Call to Disobedience), an initiative launched in June. The Call to Disobedience document cites “the Roman refusal of a long-overdue Church reform and the inaction of bishops.” Priests who support the document pledge to pray for Church reform at every liturgy, since “in the presence of God there is freedom of speech”not to deny the Holy Eucharist to “believers of good will,” including non-Catholic Christians and those who have remarried outside the Churchto avoid offering Mass more than once on Sundays and holy days and...
  • Royalty Obituaries: Archduke Otto von Habsburg

    07/04/2011 5:00:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | July 4, 2011
    Within that neatly closed circle lay all the major political dramas of the 20th century, most of which he witnessed and some of which he influenced. He was centre stage for one of them — the unequal struggle against Hitler for the survival of his Austrian homeland, which he tried to conduct as an exiled Pretender in the 1930s. Not for nothing did the Führer call the triumphant march-in of March 12 1938 “Operation Otto”. All that seemed unimaginable to the world in which young Otto, as he was known, started life during the deceptively tranquil Indian summer of the...
  • Anger as WWII 'killer' dies in Austria [Croat Milivoj Asner]

    06/20/2011 2:56:07 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 8 replies
    Austrian Independent ^ | June 20, 2011
    Milivoj Asner Austria has been branded as a "paradise for Nazis" after it emerged that an alleged war criminal deceased in a care home in Carinthia. A spokesman for a Caritas retirement centre in Klagenfurt confirmed newspaper reports claiming that Milivoj Asner passed away today (Mon). He said the Croat perished aged 98 in the institution last week. Asner is suspected of being behind the deportation of hundreds of Serbs, Roma and members of the Jewish community in Croatia’s Ustasa movement during World War Two (WWII). Asner changed his name to Georg Aschner after fleeing to Austria when the Communists...
  • WWII Nazi War Criminal Milivoj Asner Dies Free in Austria

    06/20/2011 2:42:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/6/11 | Chana Yaar
    The once-powerful head of the Croatian police during World War II, Milivoj Asner, has died a free man in Austria at the age of 98. Asner appeared as the fourth person on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's 'Most Wanted' list, and appeared on Interpol's 'Most Wanted' list as well. Nevertheless, he managed to escape extradition from Austria to Croatia, where in 2005 he was indicted for crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Those included his active participation in the deportation of hundreds of Jews, Serbs and Roma (gypsies) to the Nazi death camps. The Austrian government allowed him to stay in...
  • When Liturgy Goes Off the Deep End – Troubling Trends in German Speaking Lands (Catholic Caucus)

    06/20/2011 1:34:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | June 19, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Under the current liturgical norms there is greater flexibility than some would wish regarding both diversity and inculturation. Most of you who read this blog regularly know that I am probably more appreciative of legitimate (please note that word) diversity. I celebrate both the Traditional Latin Mass (usually in the solemn high form) and also pastor a parish with strong African American roots where we use gospel music, spirituals and exhibit charismatic enthusiasm.However, I must add, that in the African American community, such things ARE traditional and considered sacred and reverent by most of my parishioners. In fact the traditional...
  • Austria: Misunderstander of Islam arrested for plan to crash plane into Bundestag

    06/19/2011 12:22:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/19/11 | Robert
    Yet another convert to Islam misunderstands his peaceful new religion. "Austrian National Arrested For Planning Bundestag Attack," from AGI, June 18 (thanks to all who sent this in): (AGI) Vienna- An Austrian national was arrested in Vienna and charged with terrorism. Detectives believe he was planning to crash a plane into the Bundestag, German parliament headquarters in Berlin. The suspect, 25-year-old Thomas al-J., is a young man who has converted to Islam. He was arrested Wednesday in his apartment in the Austrian capital and has also been accused of recruiting terrorists in order to send them to jihad training camps...
  • The Schiff Report: "Merkel Caves on Greece" (video blog)

    06/17/2011 4:25:53 PM PDT · by bigbob · 9 replies
    Euro Pacific Capital ^ | 6-17-11 | Peter Schiff
    Austrian economist Peter Schiff brings you up to date on Eurozone developments - Merkel caves on Greece taking the easy way out politically by agreeing to a bailout that does not put the prime burden on Greek creditors. He also gives a heads-up on the what he sees as the inevitable coming QE-3...more monetizing of US debt by the Fed.
  • CHINA'S MOST AUDACIOUS RIP-OFF: An Entire Austrian Town Is Being Reproduced

    06/17/2011 8:35:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/17/2011 | Robert Johnson
    The 946 people in the Austrian town of Hallstatt are up in arms at Chinese efforts to replicate their entire village in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong. According to der Spiegel, the Chinese government is so enamored of the UNESCO World Heritage site that it has begun a project to build its own brick-by-brick version of the town. The mayor of Hallstatt, Alex Scheutz, found out about the project when he was approached by Chinese architects eager to arrange a partnership between the two villages. "The people are not very impressed with what's happened behind their back," he told...
  • Simon Wiesenthal Center 2011 Report (Austria, Canada Nazi safe havens)

    05/06/2011 5:48:04 PM PDT · by DTA · 9 replies · 3+ views
    Simon Wiesenthal Center's Tenth Annual Report on the Investigation and Prosecution of Nazi War Criminals Wiesenthal Center Annual Report Points to Lack of Political Will and Holocaust Distortion as Major Obstacles to Prosecution of Nazi War Criminals; Praises Hungary for Indictment of Dr. Sandor Kepiro; Three New Names on Center’s “Most Wanted” List Jerusalem - The Simon Wiesenthal Center today released the initial findings of its tenth Annual Status Report on the Worldwide Investigation and Prosecution of Nazi War Criminals, which covers the period from April 1, 2010 until March 31, 2011 and awarded grades ranging from A (highest) to...
  • A peek into one of the deepest little cesspits in Europe

    05/04/2011 12:49:24 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 3 replies
    Golem XIV - Thoughts ^ | 3 May 2011 | David Malone
    A squib from Bloomberg, quoting the German Newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung, "Munich prosecutors plan to file embezzlement charges against all members of Bayerische Landesbank’s former board...." Having the words "all former members" and "embezzlement charges" in the same sentence just makes my day. Ever since the worlds' banks told us they were suddenly short of liquidity, the authorities who were supposed to oversee them, have been even shorter on balls than the banks were on cash. In fact regulators in several countries appeared to have had theirs removed almost as a requirement for getting the job. So the Bloomberg headline is...
  • Austrians hail a 'fairy-tale find' of medieval riches

    04/23/2011 1:10:48 PM PDT · by workerbee · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 4/22/11 | George Jahn
    VIENNA — A man turning dirt in his backyard stumbled onto buried treasure — hundreds of pieces of centuries-old jewelry and other precious objects that Austrian authorities described Friday as a fairy-tale find. Austria's department in charge of national antiquities said the trove consists of more than 200 rings, brooches, ornate belt buckles, gold-plated silver plates and other pieces or fragments, many encrusted with pearls, fossilized coral and other ornaments. It said the objects are about 650 years old and are being evaluated for their provenance and worth. While not assigning a monetary value to the buried bling, the enthusiastic...
  • The EU at a glance

    04/16/2011 5:38:02 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Europa ^ | this it timeless | some committee of moonbats
    Did you know that the EU has ensured that there has been no war between its members for last 60 years?
  • An Austrian MP Tells the Turkish Ambassador to Take a Hike

    03/15/2011 3:34:33 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 13 replies
    VIDEO Recently, the Turkish ambassador in Austria, Ecvet Tezcan, gave an interview in which he told the Austrian home secretary to “stop intervening in the integration process.” He then claimed that Turks were treated like a virus and blamed the Austrians for all the problems surrounding the non-integration of Turks. These remarks met a strong response from BZÖ parliamentarian Ewald Stadler. Now Ewald Stadler from BZÖ: “Mr. Federal Minister, I want to make a request—and knowing that this debate will be followed closely at the Turkish Embassy, I will give it in the exact wording: The federal minister for European...
  • Letter from an Austrian in Austria

    02/28/2011 8:58:25 AM PST · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Mises Daily: ^ | Monday, February 28, 2011 | by Markus Zwettler
    ( As an enthusiastic reader of Mises.org (https://mises.org) , I sometimes feel schizophrenic. Not because I think the economic theory of the Austrian School is in any way unsound. I am an Austrian. But that's just it. I am an Austrian who lives in Austria. I know Austrian economics in practice as well as in theory. Allow me to share with my fellow "Austrians" a brief glimpse of the real Austria. Once upon a time, before the days of the euro, banknotes in Austria bore the portraits of the great sons and daughters of our country. The 100-schilling note was...
  • Veto this: Armed "Obama robber" hits Austria banks

    01/22/2011 8:16:30 AM PST · by max americana · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jan 22, 2011 | AP (obama state propaganda)
    VIENNA – Say, isn't that the president with a gun in his hand? Actually, no, but it sure looks like it. Austrian authorities are searching for a bank robber who uses an unusual disguise: He wears a Barack Obama mask during his holdups.
  • A Holy Night in Hell: Carthusian Priest in KZ

    12/25/2010 9:30:45 AM PST · by 0beron · 10 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 12/25/2010 | Tancred
    KZ Gusen was called the "Hell of Hells". But even there Christmas was celebrated. On the parade ground and in secret: the prisoner P. Jacques was able to celebrate Mass on 24. Dezember 1944. It was the most moving Liturgy of his life, reported a survivor.
  • "God Protect Austria" -- New Book About Pius XII Confirms Rejection of Hitler's Ideology

    12/24/2010 6:13:20 PM PST · by 0beron · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 12/24/2010 | Tancred
    (Vatikan/Vienna) A new book about Pope Pius XII affords a further confirmation that future Pope Pius XII would stand against National Socialism and Adolf Hitler. "It betrays the clarity with which Pius XI and his State Secretary and future successor, Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, rebutted the attempt, and the danger to underestimate, that was assessed to the German Reich's desire to seize nearby Austria." With a discussion of the new book, "God protect Austria!" by Paolo Valvo Osservatore Romano attempts to explain the relationship of Pius XII to National Socialism.
  • Violence Against Pro-Lifers in Salzburg

    12/15/2010 1:35:03 PM PST · by 0beron · 9 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 12/15/2010 | Tancred
    Violence Against Pro-Lifers in Salzburg At a Pro-Life demonstration of "Youth For Life" in Salzburg an activist was punched out by a Pro-Abortion fanatic and had to spend the night in the hospital. Salzburg (kath.net) At a peaceful demonstration by the Austrian life defense group "Youth for Life" this last Saturday in Salzburg a life defender was punched. The group broadcast this information recently.
  • Austria: Judge Rules That Yodeling Offends Muslims

    12/14/2010 9:08:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    inn ^ | 12/14/10 | Elad Benari
    It seems as though in Austria, the popular yodel is an insult to Muslims. An Austrian court has recently fined a citizen for yodeling while mowing his lawn, according to a report in The Kronen Zeitung newspaper. The citizen, 63-year-old Helmut G., was told by the court that his yodeling offended his next-door Muslim neighbors, who accused him of trying to mock and imitate the call of the Muezzin.
  • Austrian convicted for yacht sale to North Korean leader(& Mercedes & Steinway piano)

    12/07/2010 3:13:31 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/07/10 | Sylvia Westall
    Austrian convicted for yacht sale to North Korean leader VIENNA | Tue Dec 7, 2010 8:20am EST VIENNA (Reuters) - A Vienna court has fined an Austrian man 3.3 million euros ($4.4 million) over the sale of luxury goods, including yachts, believed destined for North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, a court official said Tuesday. The businessman, who was not named, was also handed a nine-month suspended sentence late Monday for the dealings which violate an international trade embargo against Kim's impoverished state, court official Christian Gneist said. "The amount was 3.3 million euros because this was the amount he received...
  • WOW! MUST SEE VIDEO! "People are Sick..of the One-Way Street Tolerance Babble Which You Feed On"

    12/02/2010 2:50:13 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 13 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 12/02/10 | Pam Geller
    Austrian MP Ewald Stadler to Turkish Ambassador: "People are Sick and Tired of the One-Way Street Tolerance Babble Which You Feed On" VIDEO HERE Austrian MP Ewald Stadler's powerful address to the Turkish Ambassador. Finally ...... an eviscerating response to Turkish Islamic supremacism. Perhaps Obama will stop kissing Erdogan's ass?
  • Yodelling offends praying Muslims, say judges

    11/30/2010 10:15:02 AM PST · by marthemaria · 87 replies
    An Austrian has been fined for yodelling while mowing his lawn, according to a report. The Kronen Zeitung newspaper claims Helmut G. was told by a court in Graz, Styria, that his yodelling offended his next-door Muslim neighbours. The men reportedly accused the 63-year-old of having tried to mock and imitate the call of the Muezzin. The daily paper writes the Austrian was fined 800 Euros after judges ruled he could have tried to offend them and ridicule their belief. The Muslims, whose nationalities were not revealed by the report, were right in the middle of a prayer when the...
  • Pope Rejects Liberal Bishop's Choices for Auxiliary

    11/18/2010 2:10:33 PM PST · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/18/2010 | Tancred
    Is the Linz Auxiliary Bishop on the Way? Editor: considering the Vienna Cardinal's earlier attack against Pope Benedict's choice for auxiliary Bishop of the scandal Diocese of Linz, it might not be hard to see how Pope Benedict regards this situation, considering the embarrassment the Linz Bishop faces, lying to the press about the fact that Rome refuses to acknowledge any of his choices. http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2010/11/is-linz-auxiliary-bishop-on-way.html
  • Austria tells Greece to get stuffed (Will Austria Renege on Bailout Funds?)

    11/16/2010 1:38:01 PM PST · by mojito · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/16/2010 | Jeremy Warner
    Europe’s hastily assembled bailout fund already seems to be coming apart at the seams, and that’s before Ireland has even tapped into it. Austria is refusing to contribute to the next tranche of bailout money for Greece, citing the country’s failure to meet conditions. Yesterday it emerged there is serious slippage in Greece’s deficit reduction programme. The way things are going, the facility will fail even before its wider fault lines have been fully exposed. Europe is making things up as it goes along, and a pretty desperate job it is making of it too. The extraordinary thing to outsiders...
  • Österreich down under

    11/12/2010 7:19:15 AM PST · by Oztrich Boy · 17 replies
    sueddeutsche.de ^ | 12 November 2010
    "Austria" oder "Australia" - wo ist denn da bitteschön der Unterschied? Die Südkoreaner bescheren dem G-20-Gipfel einen Mini-Eklat. Mit einem Dirndl. Australien, das Land mit den Alpen? Und das Land, in dem die Frauen diese knallbunten Folklore-Kleider tragen? Nein, eigentlich nicht, in Südkorea aber schon. Denn: Zur Begrüßung der Weltelite anlässlich des G-20-Gipfels hatte die örtliche Stadtverwaltung Puppen der teilnehmenden Polit-Elite aufgestellt - und Down Under mit Österreich verwechselt. Klingt ja irgendwie auch ziemlich ähnlich dieses "Austria" (Österreich) und "Australia" (Australien)~~~~
  • Famous Abortion Doctor Warns Against the Use of Condoms

    11/04/2010 9:29:40 PM PDT · by 0beron · 9 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/04/2010 | Tancred
    Famous Abortion Doctor Warns Against the Use of Condoms Christian Fiala, one of the most famous abortion doctors in Austria: Condoms as a preventative aid is only partially effective -- protection only "from some" sexually transmitted diseases. Vienna [kath.net] Surprise, surprise! Of all things Christian Fiala, one of the most famous abortion doctors in Austria, had warned on Wednesday against the use of condoms and in another broadcast he allowed that condoms as a contraceptive method is only partly effective. "They tend to lead unnecessarily to undesired pregnancies and therefore to terminated pregnancies," said Fiala. Actually his Firm Gynmed has...
  • Bionic-armed driver in car crash in Austria

    10/21/2010 2:06:30 PM PDT · by library user · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/21/2010 | Staff
    ~ EXCERPT ~ A man thought to be the first person in the world to drive a car using a mind-controlled robotic limb has been serious hurt in a car crash in Austria, according to local media. Christian Kandlbauer, 22, was found in the wreckage of his Subaru, which caught fire after smashing into a tree. "Looking at the state of the wreck, it's a miracle he got out at all," a police officer was reported as saying. It is not known whether his bionic arm played any role in the accident.
  • Nazi hunter Zuroff on trial for libel

    10/15/2010 12:37:51 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 17 replies
    JTA ^ | 10/13/10 | Staff
    Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff is fighting libel charges filed by an alleged war criminal in Hungary. The case, being heard in a Budapest courtroom, began Oct. 8 and is scheduled to continue through a final hearing Dec. 16.It is likely the first time that a man under investigation for mass murder has sued his accusers, Zuroff told JTA. Zuroff, who has been searching for Nazi war criminals under the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Operation Last Chance program, submitted documents to the Hungarian authorities in August 2006 to prove that Sandor Kepiro, while serving as a Hungarian gendarmerie officer in World War...
  • Cat Scam Costs Woman $31,000

    10/16/2010 10:07:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    Cameroon Online ^ | 10/14/2010
    An Austrian woman failed to look a gift cat in the mouth and ended up $31,000 US poorer and without the free animal promised in an online scam, Austrian media reported Wednesday. The 19-year-old woman from Salzburg province had found an offer for a free “British Shorthair” cat on the Internet, broadcaster ORF reported. Instead of delivering the gift, the purported cat donor started asking for money transfers to Cameroon for vaccinations, air transport, official papers and quarantine costs, promising that the money would be repaid later. The woman made 23 transfers, but her furry friend was never sent, the...
  • Far right makes large gains in Vienna vote

    10/10/2010 9:22:43 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Oct 10, 2010 | Sylvia Westall
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's resurgent far-right party won over a quarter of the vote in Vienna's provincial election Sunday as voters took their discontent about immigration and security to the ballot box. The elections in "Red Vienna," a traditional stronghold of the centre-left Social Democrats, reflect a wider European trend as voters concerned about the economic crisis and integration of Muslims turn to rightist parties. Vienna's Social Democrats under Michael Haeupl, mayor since 1994, won 44.1 percent, losing their absolute majority. Heinz-Christian Strache's far-right Freedom Party scooped up 27.1 percent, up from 15 percent in 2005. All the other main...
  • picture of the Beard and Moustache Championships (see website)

    10/07/2010 6:10:49 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 16 replies
    An annual contest in Austria that determine most creative beard & moustache.
  • 80 Hosts Stolen from Austrian Church

    09/01/2010 1:08:27 PM PDT · by 0beron · 11 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 09/01/2010 | Tancred
    The stealing of the host is supposedly comparable with the willful destruction of a Tora-roll or the desecration of a graveyard. [kreuz.net Graz] Unknown persons have damaged more churches in the Austrian Diocese of Graz-Seckau. This was according to the Press Office of the Diocese today. The media has regarded this crime with indifference. The press text in the main speaks of "more disturbances and defacement of Catholic churches."