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  • Russian Hacker Sought by US Arrested in Prague

    10/20/2016 10:55:54 AM PDT · by 1curiousmind · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/19/2016
    PRAGUE – Czech police have arrested a Russian hacker suspected of cyberattacks in the United States, officials said on Wednesday. Police said an international warrant for the man, who was not named, was issued by Interpol and that officers cooperated with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation on the case. Hours after the arrest was made public, the professional networking service LinkedIn suggested that the arrest was tied to a 2012 breach of member information. A spokesman for the U.S. Justice Department declined to confirm that or comment on a possible connection. "Following the 2012 breach of LinkedIn member information,...
  • Serbia And Czech Republic Join Call To Reject Migrants In Wake of Hungary's Decisive Vote

    10/04/2016 8:41:22 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 15 replies ^ | 3 October 2016
    Now Serbia, which hopes to join the bloc in the future , has threatened to shut down its borders entirely - even if it means incurring the wrath of Brussels. The number of migrants in Serbia has risen to 3,000 since last July and many are unable to leave as neighbouring countries have shut the borders, leading to mounting tensions and violence in refugee camps. "If Serbia becomes a funnel from which water cannot drain because others further along have shut their own borders, Serbia must shut down its own (borders) regardless of its convictions," Tomislav Nikolic, the Serbian president,...
  • Czech Republic calls for increasing its Emergency Food Reserves (title translated & shortened)

    08/24/2016 10:51:40 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 5 replies ^ | 08/02/2016 | Katerina Adamcova
    Czech Republic calls for increasing its Emergency Food Reserves (title translated & shortened) Food supplies lasts Czech Republic is still a little over a day. The state has a problem getting emergency food 1st 8th 2016 21:35 (updated: 2. 8. 2016 11:31)  Katerina Adamcová Read more: Food | food | strategic stocks | milk      State still fails to obtain the required emergency food for three days.      Do tenders for milk powder came forward only two firms.      Now milk powder, according to the Chairman of the State Material Reserves Paul's brother in law the right nutritional value and should have...
  • Czech President Urges Citizens To Arm Themselves, Fight Terrorists, Close Borders

    08/03/2016 6:40:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 3, 2016 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Speaking in an interview in the wake of a fortnight of terror attacks in Europe, the president of the Czech Republic has said the only solution to terrorism is removing the cause — deporting failed migrants — and has said in the meanwhile citizens need to be armed and ready to defend themselves and others.
  • Should We Fear Islam?

    05/25/2016 9:05:32 AM PDT · by SteveH · 34 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | May 24, 2016 | Klara Samvoka / Xanthippa / Baron Bodissey
    Should we fear Islam? This Czech lawyer says: “We should fight against Islam and beat it” Posted on May 24, 2016 by Baron Bodissey The following speech was given last Wednesday (May 18, 2016) in Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament by a lawyer and activist named Klára Samková. Her presentation was part of a discussion forum on the topic “Should We Fear Islam” organized by the Czech MP Zdeněk Soukup. Ms. Samková’s strong words concerning Islam have gained widespread attention on the Internet, and will presumably earn her a death fatwa, if they haven’t already. This is one...
  • Czech Politician: West Will Have To ‘Crush’ Islam

    05/23/2016 11:07:24 AM PDT · by wtd · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 May 2016 | James Delingpole
    Czech Politician: West Will Have To ‘Crush’ IslamIslam is a “criminal” ideology which deserves to be ranked with “Nazism, fascism and communism”, is “incompatible with the principles of European law” and, like its totalitarian predecessors, must inevitably be defeated. So argues Czech lawyer, activist and politician Klára Samková in a hard hitting lecture she delivered earlier this week in the Czech Parliament to an audience including (some rather bemused) ambassadors from Muslim countries – including the Turkish ambassador who, with several others, walked out half way through.
  • Czech leader calls migrant wave in Europe an 'organised invasion'

    12/27/2015 6:59:03 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    AFP ^ | Dec. 27, 2015
    Czech leader calls migrant wave in Europe an 'organised invasion' Prague (AFP) - Czech President Milos Zeman called the current wave of refugees to Europe "an organised invasion", adding young men from Syria and Iraq should instead "take up arms" against the Islamic State (IS) group. "I am profoundly convinced that we are facing an organised invasion and not a spontaneous movement of refugees," said Zeman in his Christmas message to the Czech Republic released Saturday. He went on to say that compassion was "possible" for refugees who are old or sick and for children, but not for young men...
  • Video: Czech doctor reveals horrific reality of Muslim migrants in Germany

    A Czech doctor working in Germany has threatened to leave the country over what is happening with the flood of Muslim migrants. The story she relates is horrific, and it’s one that needs to be heard — or read. Since the press is forbidden from reporting on the true situation and social media giants like Facebook are working to stifle stories like this, she relayed the story in an email letter read by an independent Czech television host. An English translation of that letter follows the video below.
  • Video: Czech doctor reveals horrific reality of Muslim migrants in Germany

    10/09/2015 6:31:11 AM PDT · by Popman · 42 replies
    A Czech doctor working in Germany has threatened to leave the country over what is happening with the flood of Muslim migrants. The story she relates is horrific, and it’s one that needs to be heard — or read. Since the (German) press is forbidden from reporting on the true situation and social media giants like Facebook are working to stifle stories like this, she relayed the story in an email letter read by an independent Czech television host. An English translation of that letter follows the video below. ..... "Many Muslims are refusing treatment by female staff and, we,...
  • ive Czechs missing in Lebanon: Kidnapped for money or politics?

    BEIRUT, LEBANON — Five Czech nationals went missing in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley over the weekend in a case that has puzzled investigators and focused suspicions on their taxi driver. --- snip --- The apparent abduction grew more intriguing when it turned out that the missing Lebanese driver, Saeb Taan-Fayyed, is the brother of Ali Taan-Fayyed, one of three people arrested last year in the Czech capital Prague on drugs and terrorism charges. Ali Taan-Fayyed was accused of attempting to sell cocaine and weapons to two undercover US agents pretending to be members of the militant Colombian group FARC. A US...
  • World War II's Forgotten Battle [Video]

    05/10/2015 12:34:26 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | 6 May 2015 | Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
    Events are being held in many countries to mark 70 years since the end of World War II in Europe on May 8, 1945, but in fact the last large-scale engagement of the conflict began three days after the Nazi capitulation. More than a thousand people, mostly German soldiers, were killed in a largely forgotten battle against U.S. and Soviet troops plus Czech irregulars on May 11-12, 1945. (RFE/RL)
  • Birth of a nation? Czech pol claims to have established new country in no-man’s land

    04/21/2015 9:26:53 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies ^ | April 22, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Welcome to Liberland, population 250,000…and anyone else looking for a tax haven. A self-professed Libertarian politician from the Czech Republic says he has created a new, sovereign country on the Croatian-Serbia border where citizens decide their own tax burden, property and individual rights are respected and the national motto is "Live and Let Live."
  • US ambassador barred from Prague Castle by Czech president

    04/05/2015 9:21:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 5, 2015
    Czech President Milos Zeman has said the US ambassador is not welcome at his Prague Castle residence, reports say. The apparent snub follows remarks by US envoy Andrew Schapiro seen as critical of the president's decision to attend forthcoming World War Two commemorations in Moscow. Several world leaders are boycotting the ceremony over Russia's role in the Ukraine conflict. Mr Zeman is considered more sympathetic to Russia on the issue. The US embassy has declined to address Mr Zeman's comments.
  • U.S. military convoy crossing Czech border

    04/03/2015 4:44:15 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    České noviny ^ | 01.04.2015, 11:42 | ČTK
    Prague - The first part of the U.S. military convoy, comprising 37 vehicles, crossed the Czech-German border in Rozvadov, west Bohemia, before 10:00 today, heading for the Vilseck base in Bavaria, 70 km of the border. [....] Some 500 soldiers on around 115 armoured vehicles crossed the Czech Republic during the "Dragoon Ride" to demonstrate support for the allies' countries that feel threatened by the Russian aggression in Ukraine. They returned from an exercise within the Atlantic Resolve operation in the Baltics to their base in Germany, crossing six countries of Eastern and Central Europe, including the Czech Republic.
  • Czech Oscar-nominated cinematographer Miroslav Ondricek dies

    03/30/2015 6:22:35 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    CTK ^ | March 29, 2015 | CTK
    Czech cinematographer Miroslav Ondricek, who was nominated for Oscar twice and cooperated with Czech-born director Milos Forman, died on Saturday evening at the age of 80, Martha Issova, partner of his son David, told CTK today. Ondricek is famous in the Czech Republic and abroad primarily for his cooperation with Forman in Czechoslovakia and in the United States. Both film-makers are leading personalities of the Czech New Film Wave of the 1960s.
  • Czech Priest Witnessed the ‘Cihost Miracle,’ and Was Killed for It

    02/25/2015 10:37:45 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 19 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 2/25/15 | Bohumil Petrik
    A priest who witnessed a miracle in communist Czechoslovakia in the 1940s was tortured and beaten to death for refusing to recant what he’d seen. And now Catholics from the country are honoring his heroic virtue and pushing for him to be recognized as a martyr. At a recent gathering in Číhošť commemorating the priest’s brutal death, his current successor at the parish church says he’s grateful for efforts to overturn the decades-long silence on atrocities against Catholics in the 20th century. “Naturally, I am glad that the issue of Father Josef Toufar is starting to be resolved in which...
  • Czech silly walkers pay tribute to Monty Python

    01/18/2015 12:33:25 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    Daily Naqtion ^ | Sunday, January 18, 2015 | AFP
    Fans of the British comedy group Monty Python perform their skills during the International Silly Walk Day on January 7, 2015 in Brno, Czech Republic. Around 50 participants in costumes presented the Silly Walk, based on a sketch from the Monty Python troupe. PHOTO | MICHAL CIZEK | AFP BRNO, Czech Republic Nicole Schickova adjusts her unruly fake moustache, as crucial to her outfit as her bowler hat, and takes two comical giant steps, thrusting her leg up as far as it will go, before dragging her rear foot over. The 24-year-old's Austrian friend, also in moustache and hat, shuffles...
  • Czech home owners find Jewish belongings from WWII

    12/13/2014 5:17:28 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    REUTERS - J Post ^ | 12/12/2014
    Amongst the findings were shoes and photos hidden by Jewish prisoners of the Holocaust. PRAGUE - House owners rebuilding their attic in the Czech town of Terezinhave found photos, shoes and other possessions of Jews forced into a ghetto there under Nazi rule, a heritage project said on Thursday. Terezin (Theresienstadt), a fortress and garrison town built at the end of the 18th century, was used by the Nazis as a transit camp for Jews rounded up in Czechoslovakia and deported from elsewhere in Europe. They were held in the ghetto until they could be transported to camps farther east....
  • Czech president: US beer is ‘filthy water’

    11/24/2014 8:20:22 PM PST · by wetphoenix · 99 replies
    Milos Zeman, president of the Czech Republic, has branded American beer as “filthy water” during a business summit in Kazakhstan but US brewers needn’t pay too much attention. During the trip, Kazakhstan’s long-running president, Nursultan Nazarbaev (who has run the country since 1989), asked Zeman (pictured above) which beer he thought was the best in the world. According to Reuters Zeman replied that, “Czech beer is the best in the world. No American company that offers filthy water instead of beer can compete with us.” Zeman is used to controversial and often profane statements, the 70-year-old even calling Russian protest...
  • Czech Republic does not envisage NATO troops on its soil

    05/15/2014 3:21:14 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 9 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 05-15-2014
    The Czech defense minister says his country does not want to host foreign NATO troops on its soil, as part of plans to beef up the alliance’s eastern wing in light of the Ukraine crisis in contrast to some other eastern European countries like Poland. Martin Stropinsky, the Czech defense minister, has said his country is not in favor of any foreign troops being based in his country, even though they would only come at Prague’s invitation, Reuters reports. “We know well how any permanent stationing (of troops) is still a problem. I belong to a generation that experienced the...
  • Sofia Loren -Still Stunning at 76- Crowns 'CZECH MISS 2014'

    04/25/2014 9:38:14 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 60 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    The annual Česká Miss (Czech Miss) pageant selects the Czech Republic's representatives to participate in the major international beauty contests, i.e. Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Earth...... And LOOK who the guest judge was!!! More/video at Reaganite Republican... ______________________________________ pics: Ceska Miss
  • Czech leader says NATO could offer troops to Ukraine if Russia goes beyond Crimea

    The West should take strong action, possibly including sending NATO forces to Ukraine, if Russia tries to annex the eastern part of the country, Czech President Milos Zeman said on Sunday. "The moment Russia decides to widen its territorial expansion to the eastern part of Ukraine, that is where the fun ends," Zeman said in a broadcast on Czech public radio. "There I would plead not only for the strictest EU sanctions, but even for military readiness of the North Atlantic Alliance, like for example NATO forces entering Ukrainian territory," Zeman said. Pro-Russian protesters seized state buildings in three east...
  • Spoiler Alert: Olympics Men's Hockey: USA vs. Czech

    02/19/2014 12:18:50 PM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    AP ^ | February 19, 2014 | Staff
    See result in comment section.
  • Czech Foreign Minister condemns arms at Palestinian embassy

    01/07/2014 2:29:33 AM PST · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/06/2014 | AP
    PRAGUE -- The Czech Foreign Ministry has used strong words to condemn the discovery of illegal weapons at the Palestinian embassy complex where a possible booby-trapped safe killed the ambassador. In a Monday statement, the ministry says it considers it "a serious violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations." It says it expects the Palestinians to "clearly and unequivocally" explain the incident...
  • Palestinian diplomat killed in blast at Prague residence

    01/01/2014 9:21:04 AM PST · by csvset · 21 replies
    France24 ^ | 1 January 2014 | AFP
    The Palestinian ambassador to Prague, Jamal al-Jamal, was killed in an explosion at his residence on Wednesday in an incident which Czech authorities believe was likely an accident. The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said ambassador Jamal was trying to open a safe that had been recently moved to his new home when the blast occurred. A Czech government source told the Reuters news agency that the explosion was probably caused by a faulty security device on the unit. It was unclear what that was. Some safes can be fitted with mechanisms designed to destroy secret documents in the event of the...
  • Czech premier not happy to attend Mandela funeral

    12/07/2013 6:57:11 PM PST · by lump in the melting pot · 19 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/7/13 | Chron staff
    Many world leaders have said they wouldn't miss Nelson Mandela's funeral for anything, but Czech Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok isn't among them. Rusnok's conversation with Defense Minister Vlastimil Picek in parliament on Friday was broadcast by the Czech public television news channel. When Picek reminded him that President Milos Zeman might be unable to fly because of a knee injury, Rusnok reacted with a vulgar term. Addressing his companion by the Czech equivalent of "dude," Rusnok said: "I'm dreading that I will have to go."
  • B-League Beauty Pageants: 'Miss Aerobik 2013' (Czech Republic)

    11/08/2013 6:42:06 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 November 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Not that I'm knocking their quality-control or anything... 'Miss Aerobik 2013' Jana Šimičková. Check-out the BRUTAL competition at Reaganite Republican... (sfw unless you work with some real kooks-  just a few innocent bikini shots)
  • Czech floating finger sends president message

    10/21/2013 7:36:40 AM PDT · by lump in the melting pot · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 21 October 2013 | BBC News Staff
    As parliamentary polls get under way in the Czech Republic this week, artist David Cerny has floated a huge purple statue of an extended middle finger down the River Vltava in Prague. The outsized purple hand has been mounted on a barge floating on the river. It is pointed at Prague Castle, the seat of President Milos Zeman. Mr Cerny has shocked and mocked politicians and public figures in the past, says the BBC's Rob Cameron. This latest piece is clearly his message to the leftist President Zeman and the political party recently set up by his supporters, our correspondent...
  • Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus Faces Treason

    03/05/2013 12:04:21 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    The Inqisitr ^ | 3/4/2013 | Chase Williams
    By a narrow vote, Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus was charged with treason and impeached by the upper house of the Czech parliament on Monday. President Klaus’ term as leader of the Czech Republic is scheduled to end on Thursday. According to Reuters, the house voted 38 to 30 during a closed session to bring charges against the Czech Republic President. The Senate’s decision refers Klaus to Constitutional Court to determine if he acted against the constitution while granting amnesty to some 7,000 prisoners and halting high-profile prosecution cases in January. Czech Republic President Klaus ordered the amnesty for prisoners...
  • Czech Senate Accuses Outgoing President of High Treason (released prison inmates)

    03/04/2013 5:42:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/04/13 | DAN BILEFSKY, HANA DE GOEIJ
    The Czech Senate voted on Monday to accuse the outgoing president, Vaclav Klaus, of high treason. The vote was a largely symbolic rebuke of Mr. Klaus, a vociferous euroskeptic who has often polarized Czech society. The decision to forward a treason complaint to the country’s Constitutional Court was prompted by an amnesty granted by Mr. Klaus on Jan. 1, freeing more than 6,000 prison inmates and halting the prosecutions of some prominent business executives and officials who were charged with fraud. Czechs across the country, which has grappled with endemic corruption since it overthrew Communism in 1989, reacted with anger,...
  • (Inked) In Czech Republic, A Leading Presidential Candidate Has a Full-Face Tattoo

    01/11/2013 2:45:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    WP ^ | January 11, 2013 | Olga Khazan
    In Czech Republic, a leading presidential candidate has a full-face tattoo File this under, “Things that could never happen in America.” That man is Vladimir Franz, a Czech composer who is tattooed from head — and face — to toe, and he’s third in the polls in the Czech Republic’s presidential election, which is going on Friday and Saturday. This is the first time Czechs will directly elect a president — a mainly ceremonial position because the prime minister largely runs the country. Since the breakup of Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic has had two presidents, Vaclav Havel and Vaclav Klaus,...
  • Czech Republic: southern Bohemia's beer trail

    11/20/2012 3:54:14 PM PST · by Renfield · 26 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-13-2012 | Adrian Tierney-Jones
    It was a quiet night at U Fleku, Prague’s premier beer hall. I sat at a long wooden table in the main bar, a Teutonic shrine to dark wood. Waiters scurried about, balancing trays of glasses filled with the rich dark lager that’s brewed on site. The evening entertainment started: a scowling, mustachioed accordionist playing Que Sera Sera. As I finished my beer, the accordionist paused and hunted through his pocket, looking miserably at some loose change. A heavy hint? The majority of travellers to the Czech Republic rarely strike farther than Prague, treading the tourist trail of Charles Bridge,...
  • World War II veteran General Tomáš Sedláček dies aged 94

    08/30/2012 3:26:19 AM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    Radio Prague ^ | 28-08-2012 | Maggie Lund
    General TomᚠSedláček, a World War II veteran who spent nine years in communist jails, died on Monday aged 94. A respected soldier, he fought both on the western and eastern fronts of the war before landing a life sentence by Czechoslovakia’s communist court. But his faith in freedom and democracy never waivered, and after 1989, he took up the cause of those who suffered under communism. A military career seemed to be on the cards for TomᚠSedláček from an early age: born in Vienna in 1918 into a family of an army officer, he left school at sixteen...
  • Russian military jet crashes in Czech Republic

    05/24/2012 8:31:05 AM PDT · by cunning_fish
    AP via Yahoo ^ | May 25, 2012
    PRAGUE (AP) — A Russian military jet's landing gear malfunctioned as it touched down in the Czech Republic on Wednesday, injuring six people when it rolled off the runway, broke apart and caught fire, officials said. At least one man was in life-threatening condition. The Russian-made An-30 plane had 23 people on board — 14 Russians and 9 Czechs, Czech military spokeswoman Jana Ruzickova said. The plane was on a mission sanctioned by the Open Sky treaty, which envisages surveillance flights over the territory of its participants, including NATO members, Russia and others. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Igor Konashenkov...
  • Ladies First: Czech Railways Rolls Out Female-Priority Compartments

    03/23/2012 1:27:25 AM PDT · by Cronos · 20 replies
    Time ^ | 22 Mar 2012 | Kate Springer
    Sorry, fellas, these seats are taken. In hopes of improving services for women, Czech Railways recently introduced “Ladies Compartments,” which will give priority seating to women and provide improved comfort. According to the New York Times, the new compartments installed on about 30 trains were instantly met with some disapproval. Opponents argued the cabins discriminate against men, but rail spokesman Petr Stahlavsky told the Times the changes are based on “Western European and Christian traditions.” He added, “This is not any discrimination but social and cultural tradition.” As it turns out, these types of cabins are not so uncommon. The...
  • Dempsey presents Bronze Star to Czech soldier in Afghanistan

    02/13/2012 7:10:01 PM PST · by lump in the melting pot · 2 replies
    American Forces Press Service ^ | February 10, 2012 | Cheryl Pellerin
    ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT -- At a forward operating base in eastern Afghanistan, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff dropped by Feb. 10 to meet with the leadership of Task Force Bulldog, have lunch with the troops, and present awards to eight soldiers, including a Bronze Star Medal to a soldier from the Czech Republic. ... Novotny, a reconnaissance squad leader and combat medic, rescued an American soldier who was gravely wounded Nov. 19, public affairs officer Terry Kelley said. On a route clearance patrol, Kelley added, some roadside bombs went off and one wounded a soldier who...
  • Czech:Police to probe Czech communist party leader’s condolences to North Korea

    12/31/2011 4:31:18 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Prague Daily Monitor ^ | 12/28/11 | Jan Richter
    Police to probe Czech communist party leader’s condolences to North Korea 28-12-2011 16:11 | Jan Richter The Czech police will investigate whether the Czech communist party leader broke the law when he sent condolences on the death of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il. In his letter, Czech communist party chair Vojtěch Filip said, among other things, that the late North Korean dictator sacrificed himself for the well-being of his people. Thousands of people lined the streets of the North Korean capital Pyongyang on Wednesday to salute their late leader Kim Jong-Il who passed away earlier this month. It was...
  • Our Lady of Hostyn(Catholic Caucus)

    08/06/2011 5:34:45 PM PDT · by johngrace · 21 replies
    Sanctus Christopher ^ | 1-3-2010 | Christopher
    Our Lady of Hostyn Normally when you see an image of the Virgin Mary flanked by lightning bolts, it is presented to show us her infinite intercession with her Son to hold back some Divine Justice for the sins of man, the wrath of God. In a minor basilica, the Church of the Assumption, nestled on a hill barely 200 feet high in the middle of Europe, there is an exception. In this image, she holds the child Jesus, and the fiery lightning pouring forth from His hand is being directed by her. In the southeast corner of the Czech...
  • Former Czech Leader Charged for Calling Islam an Enemy

    07/11/2011 9:12:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    inn ^ | 7/11/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Former Czech Prime Milos Zeman may face criminal charges for calling Islam an ”anti-civilization” enemy whose type of thinking he compared with the Nazis. Speaking at an international conference on Europe last month, Zeman stated, “The enemy is the anti-civilization spreading from North Africa to Indonesia. Two billion people live in it and it is financed partly from oil sales and partly from drug sales.” The former prime minister, who is known for strong statements and insulting speeches, last week compared the manner and strength of Muslim beliefs in the Koran with the followers of Nazism, who he noted believed...
  • Josef Suk, one of best Czech violin virtuosi, dies aged 81

    07/07/2011 7:41:41 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Czech Happenings ^ | July 7, 2011 | ČTK
    Josef Suk, one of the best Czech violin virtuosi, grandson of composer Josef Suk (1874-1935) and great grandson of world-famous Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904), died last night at the age of 81 ...
  • Czechs, Disliking Role, Pull Out of U.S. Missile Defense Project (good job O!)

    06/16/2011 7:32:50 AM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 15 Jun 2011 | JUDY DEMPSEY and DAN BILEFSKY
    The Czech Republic announced Wednesday that it was withdrawing from plans to participate in the United States missile defense program out of frustration at its diminished role in the system... The administration of President George W. Bush had initially proposed stationing 10 ground-based interceptors in Poland and a radar facility in the Czech Republic. But in September 2009, the Obama administration scrapped those plans and proposed a revamped program with an unspecified role for the Czechs. Two months later, it offered the Czech Republic the possibility of hosting a separate early warning system. The shift prompted accusations from Republican critics...
  • Slovakia: Has the euro been worth it?

    05/17/2011 12:32:15 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    Týždeň, Bratislava ^ | 5/16/2011 | Martin Hanus - Lukáš Krivošík
    Adopted just before the financial crisis hit, the single currency is still seen as the recipe for prosperity by most Slovaks. But many economists are beginning to wonder if Bratislava made the right choice. Over the past few months Slovak politicians have been confronted by problems that not even the worst-case scenario had envisaged in the lead-in to Slovakia’s entry into the eurozone. The government of Iveta Radičová, although refusing to take part in the loan to Greece, afterwards did have to contribute to the loans to Ireland and Portugal, since Slovakia is a member of the euro bulwark –...
  • Jan Hus and the Hussites

    04/26/2011 5:08:34 AM PDT · by Cronos · 33 replies
    Newadvent ^ | 2004 | New Advent
    The followers of Jan Hus did not of themselves assume the name of Hussites. Like Hus, they believed their creed to be truly Catholic...The distinctive tenet of the Hussites is the necessity, alike for priest and layman of Communion under both kinds, sub utraque specie whence the term Utraquists. Hus himself never preached Utraquism. During his presence at the Council of Constance, his successor in influence at the university of Prague Jacobellus von Mies, taking His stand on the Bible as the supreme rule of faith and practice in the Church, persuaded the people that partaking of the chalice was...
  • Musings from Prague, Why I love being Catholic - Vanity {Catholic/Orthodox Caucus}

    04/26/2011 1:17:14 AM PDT · by Cronos · 19 replies ^ | 26-04-2011 | Cronos
    Hello all! Wesołych świąt Wielkanocnych! Happy Easter! Šťastné Velikonoce! Joyeuses Pâques This Easter my wife and I spent Easter in Prague. Normally Poles like my wife spend Easter and Boże Narodzenia (Christmas) with family, but we had a company training in Prague until Maundy Thursday/Wielki Czwartek so decided to spend Easter in Prague. This is a gorgeous city, filled with more beautiful buildings than any other. Paris does not compare, Rome has more history, but less variegated, beautiful buildings and Florence's buildings are beautiful but far less.However, for a Christian this can be a sad place -- and it was...
  • Archaeologists Find 'Gay Caveman' Near Prague

    04/09/2011 5:03:49 PM PDT · by Renfield · 99 replies
    Time News Feed ^ | 04-07-2001 | William Lee Adams
    Kamila Remisova Vesinova and her team of researchers from the Czech Archeological Society believe they have unearthed the remains of an early homosexual man. The remains date from around 2900-2500 B.C., on the outskirts of Prague. That claim stems from the fact the 5,000-year old skeleton was buried in a manner reserved for women in the Corded Ware culture: its head was pointed east rather than west, and its remains were surrounded by domestic jugs rather than by hammers, flint knives and weapons that typically accompany male remains....
  • Quote of the Century on Obama and America (from the Czech Republic)

    03/29/2011 7:47:16 PM PDT · by Signalman · 29 replies · 1+ views ^ | 3/4/2011 | unk.
    Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic . Someone over there has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do. "The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem...
  • Dispersal of Europe (Czech president Klaus talking against NWO in Europe)

    01/22/2011 4:35:44 AM PST · by kronos77 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    - We wanted democracy, and now we get less and less responsibility. We wanted national integrity and territorial sovereignty, and we have control from Brussels. We wanted a free market, and we got the social market. We went one way, after the fall of the communist system, and after two decades of this, we go another. It is a disappointment for all the countries that broke free of communism, said Klaus. As noted, the current radical changes in the EU must be a cause for concern throughout Europe. He yesterday met with Serbian President Boris Tadic, Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic,...
  • KLAUS: while I'm alive, there will be no Czech ambassador on Kosovo!

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  • Czechs defend arousal testing of gay refugees

    12/08/2010 10:36:50 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 8, 2010
    PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech government has rejected EU criticism of its use of a rare test of the credibility of gay asylum seekers. The Vienna-based European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights says the Czech Republic is the only known EU country to use so-called "phallometric testing." The method tests whether men seeking asylum on the grounds of homosexuality are sexually aroused by heterosexual pornographic material.
  • North Korea wants to pay back debt in ginseng (owed to Czech gov)

    07/27/2010 6:55:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 3+ views
    Korea Times ^ | 07/26/10 | Kim Se-jeong
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