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  • Belgian Gift to Obama- Gingerbread: Better than Belgian “chocolate” or a “lace doily”…no?

    03/29/2014 10:12:53 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-29-2014 | MOTUS
    Big Guy is finally home from his grueling international tour. He’s planning to leave all the problems in the world behind this weekend (i.e. don’t call him, Pooty) by unwinding with a marathon session of Sweet Sixteen playoffs.What a nightmare last week’s trip was: First they dissed BHO in the Netherlands by not even applauding his best rhetorical efforts off-prompter. Then there was Belgium – oy! Does nobody in that country even understand the meaning of political correctness? I mean good grief, a life-sized gingerbread Barack Obama cookie presented as an official gift from the Kingdom of Belgium to the...
  • Built in Ability "The Lord is with Me"[charismatic caucus]

    03/16/2014 5:14:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-16-14 | Jedediah
    My order is inevitable for it is simply The Father's will concisely done in full view and commitment of My Witness that is My spirit in you . . . Acts 17:28 28 For in him we live and move and are! As one of your own poets says it, ‘We are the sons of God.’ John 14:12 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. Job...
  • Belgian Newspaper Under Fire for Depicting President & Mrs. Obama as Monkeys (Link only)

    03/26/2014 10:51:07 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 61 replies
    De Morgen ^ | 3/26/2014 | http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2014/03/belgian-newspaper-fire-depicting-president-mrs-obama-monkeys/
    De Morgen, a Belgian newspaper, found itself in the middle of a firestorm over the weekend after it ran an image depicting President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama as apes just days before Mr. Obama is scheduled to visit the country. http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2014/03/belgian-newspaper-fire-depicting-president-mrs-obama-monkeys
  • Barack Obama's first visit to Brussels to cost Belgium more than €10m

    03/24/2014 9:48:34 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24 March 2014 | Leo Cendrowicz
    Obama will arrive with 900-strong entourage, including 45 vehicles and three planes, and attend EU and Nato summits As Belgium's capital and host to the EU and Nato, Brussels is used to deploying heavy security when big names pop by. But US President Barack Obama's visit on Tuesday will strain the city like never before with €10m (Ł8.4m) of Belgian money being spent to cover his 24 hours in the country. The president will arrive on Tuesday night with a 900-strong entourage, including 45 vehicles and three cargo planes. Advance security teams orchestrating every last detail have combed Brussels already,...
  • Crimea Vote Gets Attention of Europe's Other Secession Movements

    03/22/2014 11:23:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/22/2014 | By MATT MOFFETT
    MADRID—When Crimeans voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia—under the watchful gaze of Russian troops—some Spaniards viewed the drama through the lens of a conflict much closer to home. Spain's Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo said "the parallelism is absolute" between Crimea and Catalonia, the wealthy industrial region that has scheduled a nonbinding referendum on independence from Spain for November. Sunday's referendum in Crimea and the one planned in Catalonia each violates its nation's constitution, Mr. Garcia-Margallo said Monday, and thus "by definition violates international law." Catalan officials ridiculed his attempt to tar Catalonia with the Crimean brush. Catalans...
  • World War I Claims Two More Casualties ... in 2014

    03/20/2014 7:23:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 19 March 2014 | Luke Garratt
    First World War bomb kills two construction site workers 100 years after it was fired at Belgian battlefield • Armament was disturbed and exploded evacuation works at the site • Killed two and injured two, all construction workers working in the area • This area of Belgium is rife with unexploded bombs from the Great War • It is the former Flanders battleground where many shells were fired A First World War bomb killed two construction site workers when it exploded 100 years after being fired at a Belgian battlefield. The bomb had laid dormant for a century at an...
  • Russia Bans Belgium From Adopting Kids Because They May be Euthanized

    03/19/2014 5:41:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    life news ^ | Alex Schadenberg
    Cheryl Eckstein, the leader of the Compassionate Healthcare Network sent out an important news story from Russia concerning Belgium extending euthanasia to children. sickchild7The Voice of Russia reported on March 9, 2014 stated that: Russian officials have come up with a proposal to ban child adoption by citizens of countries where child euthanasia is permissible. The report states: Russian MPs have proposed to put a ban on child adoption by citizens of countries where the euthanasia of underage children is allowed. A lawyer, Larisa Pavlova, the Chairwoman of the board of Directors of the Parents Committee (a public organization) shares...
  • Meet The Brand New, And Shocking, Third Largest Foreign Holder Of US Treasurys

    03/18/2014 10:31:37 AM PDT · by Errant · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 18 March, 2014 | Tyler Durden
    Something hilarious, and at the same time pathetic, happened earlier today: at precisely 9 am the US Treasury released its delayed Treasury International Capital data (which was supposed to be released yesterday but was delayed because it snowed) which disclosed all the latest foreign Treasury holdings for the month of January. Among the key numbers tracked and disclosed, was that China's official holdings increased from $1.270 trillion to $1.284 trillion, that Japan holdings declined by a tiny $0.2 billion, that UK holdings increased by $7.8 billion to $171 billion, and that holdings of Caribbean Banking Centers, aka hedge funds, declined...
  • PB Clermont Evacuation And Clearing Underway. Ammunition Industry Remains Ominously Silent.

    03/16/2014 9:38:23 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 3-14-14 | Bob Owens
    One week after an explosion at the world’s second largest small arms propellant factory leveled a building, Belgian authorities have evacuated an area 350 meters out from the edges of an “explosion exclusion perimeter.” A French hazardous materials recovery company is now on-site and has tackled the dangerous process of attempting to recover existing propellants and begin the clean-up and evacuation of materials. PB Clermont SA provides small arms propellant (gunpowder) to most ammunition manufacturers in Europe and many in the United States. Last Friday at about 5:00 PM local time after most workers had gone home for the day,...
  • Belgium’s ban on sexist insults

    03/16/2014 9:18:17 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/16/14 | Paul Donnelley
    Under new laws it will be against the law to mock a stay-at-home father or a woman in sexy clothes Legal protections will help men but are mainly for women# Generic comments will be allowed but not those aimed at an individual. Mocking a stay-at-home father or insulting a woman for wearing revealing clothes will be illegal in Belgium under sexism laws unveiled yesterday. Sexist comments in the office, on the street or online will be punishable by courts in what is thought to be the first legislation of its type. Equality minister Joelle Milquet said shaming a man for...
  • An Academic Fraud Exposed

    03/13/2014 5:01:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- From time to time, I put down my duties of writing about politics and other human follies and pick up a book, often a book of poetry, often by W. B. Yeats. The other night I read Yeats' poem "The Fiddler of Dooney." It is a little masterpiece, but then Yeats wrote so many masterpieces. It begins: "When I play on my fiddle in Dooney, Folk dance like a wave of the sea; My cousin is priest in Kilvarnet, My brother in Mocharabuiee. " And on it dances for a few more stanzas, delighting the eye and the...
  • For our children, before it's too late (Belgium Jew Leaves)

    03/03/2014 9:18:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/3/14 | Zinn·
    This in French with subtitles. A Belgium Jew explains why he must leave.
  • Obama Plans to Travel to Mexico, Europe and Asia

    03/01/2014 3:57:15 PM PST · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    wsj ^ | Feb 12, 2014 | Jared A. Favole
    For the next several months, Washington won’t be seeing as much of President Barack Obama as usual. In February, March and April, the president is traveling to nine countries: Mexico, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. His trip to Mexico is next week. He is heading to Europe in March and Asia in April. On Friday, Mr. Obama is traveling to California to visit the drought-stricken Central Valley and meet with Jordan’s King Abdullah II at Sunnylands, the Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage. The president’s domestic travels are expected to pick up as the midterm...
  • Catholic Caucus: Euthanasia in Belgium - Its True Name

    02/21/2014 7:31:07 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    theBeacon ^ | 02.20.14 | Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D
    In the English language, the word “Spartan” has come to mean austere. The culture of ancient Sparta was so harsh that mothers would send their sons off to war with the warning, “Return with your shield or on it.” Spartan austerity began at birth. New-born infants were examined and if they were not fit, they were left to die. Infanticide was not unusual in the ancient world. But, in Sparta, it was managed by the state with chilling efficiency. What mattered most was not the individual, but the nation. Weak individuals were not allowed to drain the strength of one...
  • Belgium's humane stance on dying kids (True Colors of Liberalism Alert)

    02/20/2014 10:21:21 AM PST · by mojito · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/20/2014 | Meghan Daum
    It's an idea that, in the death-squeamish U.S., is probably too disturbing for the edgiest TV hospital drama, let alone real life and real legislation. Last week, the Belgian Parliament passed a law allowing terminally ill children to request aid in dying. Adults there have been able to do that since 2002, and a few other European countries have similar measures. But last Thursday's action, which is expected to be signed into law by King Philippe, will make Belgium the first to extend the right to minors faced with "constant and unbearable suffering." International headlines ensued, including some rather aggrieved...
  • Researchers look beyond space and time to cope with quantum theory

    10/28/2012 8:50:13 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 78 replies
    Phys Org ^ | October 28, 2012
    Physicists have proposed an experiment that could force us to make a choice between extremes to describe the behaviour of the Universe. The proposal comes from an international team of researchers from Switzerland, Belgium, Spain and Singapore, and is published today in Nature Physics. It is based on what the researchers call a 'hidden influence inequality'. This exposes how quantum predictions challenge our best understanding about the nature of space and time, Einstein's theory of relativity. "We are interested in whether we can explain the funky phenomena we observe without sacrificing our sense of things happening smoothly in space and...
  • Recalling Euthanasia’s Legacy of Death

    02/19/2014 1:03:22 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 19, 2014 | Rev. George W. Rutler
    During a debate on the Senate floor in 1996, at the time of President Clinton’s veto of a bill to ban partial-birth abortion, there was an incident reported in an article in the Washington Post: Not five feet away, Republican Senator, Rick Santorum turned to face the opposition and in a high, pleading voice cried out, “where do we draw the line? Some people have likened this procedure to an appendectomy. That’s not an appendix,” he shouted, pointing to a drawing of a fetus. “That is not a blob of tissue. It is a baby. It’s a baby.” And...
  • A Fresh Word for "The OVERCOMER" [charismatic caucus]

    06/02/2013 9:11:30 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 6-2-2013 | Jedediah
    You are my chosen in whom I have found , Loyalty that abounds , Eager and ready to do MY will , A vessel in which the heavens I fill , To whom "has" been given ALL Autority , To take back land and break the neck of the enemy , There is no wall or boundary around , You can not take down , A "Mighty LOYAL" woven into , My Tapestry and Kingdom ready to do , Whatever I ask whenever it is , You do My business for ALL of My kids , So continue on for...
  • Belgium Parliament passes law allowing children to be euthanized

    02/14/2014 9:01:23 AM PST · by NYer · 28 replies
    LIFe Site News ^ | February 13, 2014 | PETER BAKLINSKI
    BRUSSELS, February 13, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Belgium has become the first country in the world to approve euthanasia for children of all ages after the country’s parliamentarians passed the controversial bill today in a vote of 86 to 44, with 12 MPs abstaining. Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, called the move a “form of abandonment.” “Belgium has abandoned the elderly, and now they are saying they will abandon their children,” he told LifeSiteNews. Schadenberg said the new law is not about ending suffering for children with disabilities, but about expanding the “categories that are eligible...
  • Belgium's parliament votes through child euthanasia

    02/13/2014 1:07:21 PM PST · by Cronos · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 Feb 2014 | BBC
    Parliament in Belgium has passed a bill allowing euthanasia for terminally ill children without any age limit, by 86 votes to 44, with 12 abstentions....Opponents argue children cannot make such a difficult decision. It is twelve years since Belgium legalised euthanasia for adults. In the Netherlands, Belgium's northern neighbour, euthanasia is legal for children over the age of 12, if there is parental consent.Under the Dutch conditions, a patient's request for euthanasia can be fulfilled by a doctor if the request is "voluntary and well-considered" and the patient is suffering unbearably, with no prospect of improvement. One man in the...
  • ‘We are approaching Auschwitz; Jews are asked to get off train’ (antisemite on Belgian train)

    02/12/2014 9:54:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 02.12.14, 15:02 | Itamar Eichner
    Passengers aboard a Belgian train from Namur to Brussels were stunned to hear an unusual message on the train’s PA system: “Ladies and gentlemen, we are approaching Auschwitz. All Jews are requested to disembark and take a short shower.” […] TV station RTL reported that the unidentified passenger hijacked the PA system at 5 pm, peak time. He made his anti-Semitic remarks in French, according to the station. …
  • Belgium set to extend right-to-die law to children By

    02/11/2014 12:13:50 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Yahoos ^ | 2-11-14 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium, one of the very few countries where euthanasia is legal, is expected to take the unprecedented step this week of abolishing age restrictions on who can ask to be put to death — extending the right to children for the first time .The legislation appears to have wide support in the largely liberal country.
  • Multitudes are coming into the Voice of Courage !

    02/01/2014 12:11:51 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    Multitudes are coming into the voice of courage now for they shall be used to scurge(exhaust) the false lions and destroy the wolves of plight and now more than ever before your courage shall bring you breakthrough just as JOB for his was a test of courage to remove all fear and doubt for I AM in you and I surround you in an eternal manner to bring you to fruition and as The Vine I watch and My Father prunes so all our fruit bears forth . So realize that this season of harvest is not just for others...
  • The UN invites Iran to Peace Conference on Syria

    01/20/2014 4:17:34 AM PST · by markomalley
    Asia News ^ | 1/20/2014
    The UN has invited Iran to the Peace Conference on Syria in Geneva on January 22 . It was confirmed last night by the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki -moon, who stressed the potential positive role of Tehran in the future transition in Syria. The decision, however, has been challenged by the anti-Assad opposition that threatens a boycott of the conference, as well as by the United States : they have set support for points set out in Geneva in 2012 as a condition for participation. If Iran were to accept more than 40 countries will be present at the...
  • UN chief invites Iran to Geneva II

    01/19/2014 6:35:34 PM PST · by mac_truck · 7 replies
    Global Times ^ | 1/20/2014 | Agencies
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday that he had invited Iran to attend this week's Syria peace conference in Switzerland, also known as Geneva II. "I have decided to issue some additional invitations to the one-day gathering in Montreux. They are: Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Greece, the Holy See, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, and Iran," Ban told reporters here at a press conference. "I believe the expanded international presence on that day will be an important and useful show of solidarity in advance of the hard work that the Syrian government and opposition delegations will begin...
  • Welfare spending: how Britain outstrips Europe

    01/19/2014 2:30:35 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 15 Jan 2014 | Joel Gunter and Dan Palmer
    Welfare spending in Britain has increased faster than almost any other country in Europe since 2000, new figures show. The cost of unemployment benefits, housing support and pensions as share of the economy has increased by more than a quarter over the past thirteen years – growing at a faster rate than in most of the developed world. Spending has gone up from 18.6 per cent of GDP to 23.7 per cent of GDP – an increase of 27 per cent, according to figures from the OECD, the club of most developed nations. By contrast, the average increase in welfare...
  • SPIRIT LED

    01/16/2014 5:43:07 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 1-16-14 | Jedediah
    My augmentation is "purely" spirit led and guided every step of the way FOR MY WORD IS IN YOU , nothing lacking or missing FOR I AM THE WORD AND THE SPIRIT so do not be anxious that something is missing FOR I AM WITH YOU and will "never" forsake you and this is why I AM your Yes and Amen to all you do in and through Me! Acts 17:27-29 Amplified Bible (AMP) 27 So that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each...
  • EU leadership approval ratings tumble to all-time low

    01/10/2014 10:39:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 10 January 2014
    Belgium, Denmark, Germany and Luxembourg are the only EU countries where citizens approve the European Union’s leadership with a clear 50% majority, according to a recent poll by Gallup. Approval ratings in nearly all other member states have dropped dramatically since 2008, especially in the crisis-hit south. The approval of the EU leadership is lowest in Greece (19%), Cyprus (21%) and Spain (27%), according to Gallup poll released on Wednesday (8 January). Other countries with critically low approval ratings include the United Kingdom (29%), Sweden (30%) or the Czech Republic (30%). The EU is still backed by a majority of...
  • EU power shifts from Brussels to Berlin

    01/06/2014 9:52:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 06.01.14 @ 09:34 (Jan. 6) | Valentina Pop
    While the eurozone crisis in 2013 lingered in most countries, Germany seemed to be doing better than ever. It had low unemployment, high productivity and exports so strong that the European Commission asked it to do more to help ailing periphery countries in the single currency bloc. Chancellor Angela Merkel—the most powerful leader in Europe—was elected once again and took up a third mandate in a coalition government with the Social Democrats. […] The famous question—“Who do I call when I want to talk Europe?”—has no answer. The EU is too complicated. But 2013 showed that calling Berlin (or bugging...
  • LET GO OF YOUR CHAINS OF RESISTANCE ,LET THE LORD BECOME YOUR "ALL" IN THIS NEW YEAR !

    12/31/2013 11:14:36 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Luke 17:31-33 The Voice Since people are easily distracted, Jesus says that they shouldn’t get so caught up in the routines of daily life that they forget to remain faithful to Him. 31 When that day comes, if you’re on the housetop, don’t run inside to try to save any of your belongings. If you’re in the field, don’t bother running back to the house. 32 Remember Lot’s wife. Turning back is fatal for those who do so. 33 If you try to hold on to your life, it will slip through your fingers; if you let go of your...
  • NBA star Parker apologizes for anti-Semitic salute

    12/30/2013 6:36:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | 12/30/13 | ap
    SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker apologized Monday for a newly surfaced photograph that shows him making the same gesture with anti-Semitic connotations that French footballer Nicolas Anelka displayed while celebrating a goal this weekend, creating an uproar in their home country. The photograph shows Parker and a French comedian making a gesture known in France as a “quenelle,” which critics describe as inverted Nazi salute. Parker said in a statement released through the Spurs that the photograph was taken three years ago. Parker, who was born in Belgium but raised in France, said he didn’t know...
  • Footballer Denies Gesture Anti-Semitic, but...

    12/29/2013 12:29:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/13
    French footballer Nicolas Anelka denied, Sunday, that a gesture he made during a Saturday match was Anti-Semitic, according to Agence France Presse. Using the Twitter social Website, Anelka argued in his tweets that the gesture - in which he thrust his straightened right arm downwards while tapping his bicep with the other hand - was merely "anti-establishment". adding, "I don't know what religion has to do with it. Of course I'm not an anti-Semite or racist and (I) stand by my gesture." Anelka did assert that the gesture was a dedication to French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala who has made...
  • San Antonio Spurs point guard caught giving Nazi quenelle salute

    12/30/2013 8:16:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 12/30/13 | Karl in Jerusalem
    LanafollessKilla@Lana93390 Follow Quenelle de Tony Parker ! #Dieudonné #Anelka 11:57 AM - 28 Dec 2013 Now we'll see how the NBA deals with this. The guy on the right in the picture above is the San Antonio Spurs' star point guard Tony Parker, who is - you guessed it - French. And he's a friend of Dieudonne, who is pictured on the left.... According to Fox News, the Simon Wiesenthal Center is demanding on Monday that Parker, the star point guard for the NBA's San Antonio Spurs, apologize for making the "quenelle," a hand gesture which is considered the...
  • Belgium shut to new citizens in 2013

    12/17/2013 9:30:39 AM PST · by the scotsman · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 17th September 2013 | BBC News
    'Not a single foreigner has yet been naturalised in Belgium under a law that came into force on 1 January 2013, it appears. The new rules require applicants to "have shown, or be able to show, outstanding services to Belgium" in fields such as science, sport or culture. "The effects of the new nationality law are significant," says the daily La Libre Belgique. In 2013, apparently not a single one of the 508 requests put to the lower house of parliament by 30 November is expected to be granted. The change in the law seems to have stopped many from...
  • ‘Insanity’: Belgian Senate passes bill permitting doctors to euthanize children

    12/13/2013 4:11:30 PM PST · by DBCJR · 13 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Thu Dec 12, 2013 15:16 EST | by John-Henry Westen
    In 50-17 vote today, the Belgian Senate approved a bill that would allow euthanasia for children. The bill now goes to the House of Representatives for final approval before being sent to the King to be signed into law. Most political observers are predicting the passage of the bill. Currently the law in Belgium allows euthanasia requests for those over 18 and of sound mind, although it is acknowledged that these restrictions are widely ignored. The bill allows euthanasia, with parental consent, for children experiencing intolerable physical pain and who are suffering from a terminal medical condition....
  • Belgium: Senate Approves Measure Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children

    12/13/2013 10:19:12 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Lifenews.com ^ | 12/12/2013 | Steven Ertelt
    The Belgian Senate voted today 50-17 to extend euthanasia to children with disabilities, in a move pro-life advocates worldwide had been fearing would come and expand an already much-abused euthanasia law even further. The vote today in the full Senate comes after a Senate committee voted 13-4 to allow minors to seek euthanasia under certain conditions and the measure also would extend the right to request euthanasia to adults with dementia. There is still a chance to stop the bill in the House of Representatives, though pro-life campaigners fear it will become law. “Currently the Belgian euthanasia law limits euthanasia...
  • Parents plead to be able to help terminally ill children die [G-d help us]

    11/29/2013 8:27:20 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 140 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2013 | Diana Magnay
    Brussels, Belgium (CNN) -- As little Ella-Louise faded away, her tiny, frail body wracked with pain, her heartbroken mother was left to look on, feeling powerless. Linda van Roy says she could do nothing to help her terminally ill baby in the last hours of her life. "In that period, they tell you it's best not to give any fluids, because babies survive on little drops of liquid," she said. "So we stopped feeding her. In the end, it was bones and skin and no more baby left." Ten-month-old Ella-Louise died two years ago with Krabbe disease, a rare and...
  • Belgium expands use of euthanasia to children, if parents agree

    11/27/2013 12:28:39 PM PST · by AstralisLux · 18 replies
    Spero News ^ | 11/27/2013 | Martin Barillas
    A committee in Belgium's senate has approved today by a wide margin a bill that would allow euthanasia for minors, so long as they have the approval of their parents and a team of medical experts. The bill is intended for children who are experiencing 'unbearable' pain, thus expanding Belgium’s laws on euthanasia that are already on the books.
  • Belgium: Lawmakers back allowing minors to request euthanasia

    11/27/2013 10:29:31 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | Laura Smith-Spark and Diana Magnay
    CNN) -- A controversial bill that would extend the right to request euthanasia to children suffering terminal illnesses and adults with dementia cleared a vote in a Belgian Senate committee Wednesday. The panel voted 13-4 to allow minors to seek euthanasia under certain conditions, the communications director for the Senate, Patrick Peremans, told CNN. The vote is one stage in a legislative process -- the bill must clear other hurdles before it becomes law. Belgium passed legislation in 2002 allowing voluntary euthanasia for adults.
  • EU puts Turks on 10-year timeline

    10/06/2004 10:25:30 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies · 293+ views
    The Australian ^ | October 06 2004 | Nicolas Rothwell
    AFTER 40 years of hesitation and seven hard years of reform and lobbying, Turkey is basking today in the most qualified of invitations to begin the process of joining Europe - a continent whose eastern half the Ottoman empire controlled for centuries. A European Commission report released yesterday, which paves the way for a deciding vote by the 25-member European Union at its December summit, was heavily qualified, and Turkish leaders were muted in their expressions of delight at their initial success. Presenting the decision to the European parliament last night, commission president Romano Prodi said it was a "qualified...
  • LET My Waters Move in You ~ ~ [charismatic caucus]

    11/17/2013 3:38:38 PM PST · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 11-17-13 | Jedediah
    You have entered in, now sit quietly at my feet and listen and record the report of My heart for now your desires have become mine for I AM The Perpetual fire that abides in you eternal. Listen then GO, SPEAK and DO for I AM The Voice of your many waters ~ ~ ~ So let My waters move in you , "RISE UP" Oh Well for The Voice of many waters is "CALLING" to you for My Glory . John 7:38(AMP) 38 He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as...
  • Belgium Considering New Euthanasia Law for Kids

    10/31/2013 8:39:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 31, 2013 | Maria Cheng
    <p>Should children have the right to ask for their own deaths?</p> <p>In Belgium, where euthanasia is now legal for people over the age of 18, the government is considering extending it to children — something that no other country has done. The same bill would offer the right to die to adults with early dementia.</p>
  • Barroso pelted with eggs in Belgian debate

    10/20/2013 7:47:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    EurActiv ^ | 18 October 2013
    Commission President José Manuel Barroso was pelted with eggs by youths who blamed him for austerity policies and the death of migrants in Lampedusa, during a debate on Europe’s future in Ličge, Belgium. According to Europa Press, the eggs did not reach Barroso or any of the other participants to the debate, which included Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, but left marks on the scene where they were seated. The two youngsters were taken out of the room and the debate reportedly continued normally. …
  • Somali pirate 'Big Mouth' caught by 'film' police sting

    10/15/2013 7:10:40 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 4 replies
    The state-run British TV network BBC ^ | 10/15/2013 | Jonathan Josephs
    The offer to advise on a film about his own life was too irresistible for a retired Somali pirate. Mohammed Abdi Hassan, also known as Big Mouth, was detained at Brussels international airport on Saturday after a sting operation in which undercover agents persuaded him that they wanted to make a documentary about his acts of piracy. He is now in custody over his alleged involvement in the hijacking of a Belgian ship in 2009.
  • Germany and Poland: EU needs more democracy

    09/18/2012 3:41:52 AM PDT · by Cronos · 1 replies
    thelocal.de ^ | 18 Sep 2012 | TL
    "We've been looking at how we can bring back confidence in the European Union," German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said in Warsaw late on Monday as he arrived for a meeting of ministers in the Future of Europe Group, which he launched in March. The 11-nation group is poised to submit a raft of recommendations to Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso - heads, respectively, of the bloc's intergovernmental and executive branches, neither of whom are elected by the EU's 500 million people. "We have to understand that we are a community of values and we have to defend...
  • Do as the Belgians Do? The Country that went 589 Days Without a Government

    10/02/2013 11:18:30 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 3 replies
    TownHall ^ | Oct 02, 2013 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Senate leaders alleged the government freeze could stretch for several weeks, but some countries have weathered even longer deadlocks — take Belgium for instance. Between 2010-11 the democratic country of Belgium was run with no elected government official. While the United States shutdown was caused by dissent over Obamacare funding between the House and Senate, a rift between the Dutch-speaking North and the French-speaking South caused Belgium to go rogue. Given the fact, it seems rather ironic the country’s motto is "Unity Makes Strength.”
  • Hitler Warning Film Lay In Vault For 75 Years

    09/22/2013 2:16:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    In Hitler's Reign of Terror the American film-maker visited the town where the Nazi leader was "an unpopular kid" at school.The first American film to warn about the rise of Adolf Hitler has been found in a vault in Belgium after lying unnoticed for 75 years. Hitler's Reign of Terror features footage smuggled out of Germany, showing Nazi party rallies, book burnings and the ransacking of Jewish shops. It was produced by Cornelius Vanderbilt, an heir to the wealthy US industrialist family, who visited Germany as Hitler was voted into power in 1933.
  • Will Europe disintegrate? (Movements in Catalonia, Belgium and Scotland may only be the beginning)

    02/02/2013 1:46:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/02/2013 | Rick Moran
    Despite a thousand years of history, the nation-states of Europe contain within them ethnic groups and nationalities who yearn for their own country. In some cases, the national and ethnic character of these minorities have been deliberately stifled. There has also been organized movements that have sprung up to fight for the national aspirations of the minorities. Next year, votes for independence will occur in Scotland and Spain's rich Catalonia region. Some analysts believe that success in either case may lead to other minorities to seek their own path to independence. From Reuters: __________________________ Some suspect the two campaigns will...
  • European banks to quit London if UK left EU: Goldman executive

    09/03/2013 9:53:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 2, 2013 1:30pm EDT
    European banks would leave London “in very short order” if Britain voted to exit the European Union, a senior Goldman Sachs executive said in a newspaper interview published on Monday. Michael Sherwood, a vice-chairman at the bank, said the prospect of a British withdrawal was a real worry given Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans to hold a referendum on the subject if re-elected in 2015. … Goldman’s Sherwood predicted European banks would quickly relocate if Britain did sever its EU ties. “Forget what we would do. Every European firm would be gone in very short order,” he was quoted as...
  • Ex-French ambassador arrested with €350,000 cash

    08/31/2013 12:20:52 PM PDT · by csvset · 8 replies
    France24 ^ | August 31, 2013 | Staff
    Former French ambassador Boris Boillon (pictured) was arrested on July 31 at Paris’s Gare du Nord station, it emerged on Friday, as he attempted to board a train to Brussels with more than 350,000 euros in cash. Former French ambassador Boris Boillon was arrested on July 31 at Paris’s Gare du Nord station, as he attempted to board a train to Brussels carrying more than 350,000 euros in cash, it emerged on Friday. It seems like a spectacular fall from grace for a man who enjoyed such an illustrious political career. Fluent in Arabic, he served as his country’s ambassador...