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  • Europe will soon go under

    09/01/2015 4:11:13 PM PDT · by NYAmerican · 24 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 8/31/15 | Imre Kertész
    “I should say a few words about politics too … Then I would talk about how Muslims are flooding, occupying, in clear verbs, destroying Europe, and how Europe relates to this, the suicidal liberalism and the stupid democracy … It always ends the same way: civilization reaches a certain stage of maturation where it is not only (un)able to defend itself, but where it is in a seemingly incomprehensible worship of their own enemy.”
  • Packed trains reach Germany as refugee visa checks are waived

    09/01/2015 2:23:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 68 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 01 September 2015
    Packed trains have arrived in Austria and Germany after Hungarian police suddenly allowed migrants camped around Budapest rail stations to leave the country without visa checks. Frustrated refugees, entering Hungary at a rate of more than 2,000 a day during August, have set up ever-growing makeshift camps outside the two main stations in Budapest. “Germany Yes! Hungary No! Let us leave!” chanted hundreds of mostly Syrians during weekend protests, demanding that a recent easing of asylum rules by Berlin meant they could finally go. The Schengen agreement requires refugees to seek asylum in the first country they enter under the...
  • European Efforts to Stem Migrant Tide Sow Chaos on Austria-Hungary Border

    09/01/2015 2:21:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 31 August 2015 | Margit Feher, Andrea Thomas
    Austrian and Hungarian efforts to stem a growing tide of migrants sowed chaos along their frontier on Monday as Germany’s chancellor warned that Europe’s open-border policy was in danger unless it united in its response to the crisis. In Austria, police toughened controls on the border, triggering miles of traffic jams as they checked cars and trucks for evidence of people smuggling. They said they were compelled to conduct the highway searches after discovering the decomposed bodies of 71 people, most of them believed to be Syrian refugees, in an abandoned truck last week. Authorities also stopped and boarded several...
  • Hungary shuts down rail traffic for westward-bound migrants, clears train station

    09/01/2015 5:53:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 01, 2015
    Hungary suspended all rail traffic Tuesday from its main terminal in Budapest and cleared the train station of hundreds of migrants trying to board trains for Austria and Germany — the hoped-for end destinations in their flight from turmoil in the Mideast and Asia. Migrants chanting "Freedom! Freedom!" congregated outside the station after being pushed out of the building, joining hundreds more in what has become a transit zone and place of refuge for those fleeing Syria's war and other hotspots.
  • A Proposal for the Muslim Refugees Clamoring to Enter Europe

    08/30/2015 7:39:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/30/15 | Dr. Norman Berdichevsky
    Albania Every night on a dozen or more West European television channels, (Americans, by and large are still unaware of this chaos because of the geographic separation of a continent), the news programs bring into people’s homes, heart wrenching pictures of tens of thousands of destitute refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and other Muslim majority regions in Africa, about 98% of whom are Muslims, clamoring to enter Europe. They are risking everything - life and limb to flee from their Muslim homelands and leave what according to their religion (whether Sunni or Shia) is defined as the protected and...
  • Hundreds die as desperate migrants head for Europe

    08/28/2015 7:13:19 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 26 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/28/2015 | Giles Elgood
    TRIPOLI/EISENSTADT, Austria, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Libya on Friday recovered the bodies of 82 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to Europe while Austria said 71 refugees including a baby girl had been found dead in the back of an abandoned freezer truck. Three people were arrested in Hungary in connection with the truck deaths and Austrian police said they suspected a Bulgarian-Hungarian trafficking ring was responsible. The victims - 59 men, 8 women and four children, including a girl estimated at 1-2 years old - were probably from Syria, police said. At least 180...
  • Refugees race into Hungary as border fence nears completion

    08/26/2015 5:53:13 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 12 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/25/2015 | Michael Birnbaum
    Thousands of refugees, most fleeing wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, have been snaking northward through the Balkans in recent days, confronting a Europe woefully unprepared to deal with them at every step. Most endured a perilous crossing to Greece aboard rafts and boats, some barely fit to sail. They traversed Greece, a nation paralyzed by economic crisis and too poor to handle a flow of people that in July hit a record high. At the border with Macedonia late last week, they trudged through a wall of riot police, who fought them back with tear gas before relenting. Now,...
  • French train gunman says he found guns in children's playground [Psalms 2 - Importing Jihad]

    08/24/2015 6:27:14 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/23/2015 | Nick Fagge
    Thwarted train gunman Ayoub El Khazzani has laughed at accusations he was trying to carry out a terrorist attack on the Amsterdam to Paris express, his lawyer has claimed. Morocco-born El Khazzani, 26, says he does not see why his actions on the Thalys train on Friday have caused such an outcry and insisted that he was only interested in 'robbing the passengers'. His lawyer, Sophie David, said the gunman appeared 'very, very thin and very haggard' when she met with him at a police station in Arras, northern France. Meanwhile, the suspect's father defended him as a 'good boy'...
  • Ed Klein: Michelle and Valerie 'Connected at the Hip' (Will live together in Europe after 2016)

    08/23/2015 2:15:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NewsMax ^ | August 21, 2015 | Bill Hoffmann
    Bestselling author Edward Klein's bombshell claim that Michelle Obama and top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett have become so close they may live together in Europe after President Barack Obama finishes his second term has sent the rumor mill into overdrive. But Klein, who made the startling assertion on his website, told Newsmax TV on Friday that the relationship between the high-powered women definitely does not involve physical intimacy. "There's nothing sexual. A lot of people ask me that question. No, there's nothing sexual at all," Klein — author of "Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas" — said in...
  • People Are Rioting Against The Arrival Of Refugees In Eastern Germany

    08/22/2015 9:17:05 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    BI ^ | 8-22-2015 | Reuters
    Reuters August 22, 2015 BERLIN (Reuters) - At least 31 German police officers were hurt in scuffles with about 600 protesters, many hurling bottles and stones, angry about the arrival of asylum seekers in an eastern German town in the early hours of Saturday, police said. In one of the country's biggest demonstrations against the influx of refugees, police in Heidenau, near Dresden, used pepper spray on right-wing demonstrators who were trying to stop busloads of asylum seekers reach their accommodation. The outbreak of violence by right-wing radicals followed a peaceful demonstration of some 1,000 people against the roughly 250...
  • We can't take Muslim migrants as we don't have mosques: Slovakia

    08/20/2015 11:38:06 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 17 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | Thursday, August 20, 2015 | Staff writer
    Caption -- A Syrian refugee family spend the day in the Aegean port city of Izmir, western Turkey, August 10, 2015. (Reuters) Slovakia will take in 200 Christian Syrian migrants instead of Muslims because of a lack of infrastructure -- including a shortage of mosques in the small Eastern European state -- its interior ministry told the BBC on Wednesday. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33986738 Under a European Union relocation scheme to share the burden of thousands of Syrian migrants fleeing the civil war back home, member states will take in 40,000 new arrivals from Italy, Turkey and Greece. But Ivan Metik, an interior...
  • Paintball Guns Given To Belgian Cops In Bid To Stop Another Charlie Hebdo

    08/20/2015 6:56:09 AM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/18/15 | Lee Moran
    Police in one Belgian city are now being armed with paintball guns. Rapid response units in Antwerp are being handed the non-lethal weapons, familiar to stag doers and wannabe warriors across the world. Police chiefs say that the new semi-automatic firearms are designed to be used in densely-populated areas. They can also fire pepper spray missiles. And police bosses hope that they will help neutralise dangerous suspects without actually killing them. So far, some four FN 303s have been ordered by the city’s fast deployment teams. The special units, which use unmarked cars to patrol the streets, were created following...
  • Germany expects record 800,000 asylum requests in 2015

    08/19/2015 10:35:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    afp ^ | 2015-08-19
    Germany expects to receive up to 800,000 asylum-seekers in 2015, a new record, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Wednesday, as he urged action from the European level on the crisis. "This development is a challenge for us all," de Maiziere told reporters as he announced the new official estimate. Berlin had previously expected 500,000 asylum-seekers to arrive this year. Germany, the EU's most populous country and top economy, has struggled to accommodate a flood of asylum-seekers from war zones such as Syria but also from countries without military conflict in southeastern Europe, including Albania, Serbia and Kosovo. ......
  • Friendship, evangelization, and the collapse of the West

    08/18/2015 6:49:16 AM PDT · by Hombre Malevo · 3 replies
    Spero News ^ | 08/17/2015 | C. John McCloskey
    It is more and more apparent to any unbiased mind that what is left of what used to be known as the Christian West is collapsing. Just look at the falling fertility rates in the United States as well as in all those European countries that once were solidly Catholic. Taking their place almost inevitably are procreating Muslims who, unless there is a radical shift to fertility, will attain at last to what they could not achieve at Malta, Lepanto, or the Gates of Vienna.
  • Obama / Clinton Arab Spring — A Betrayal of Europe and The West

    08/15/2015 9:56:44 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-15-15 | James Raider
    The Obama Administration’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood revolutionaries in the Middle East, beginning with deposing Mubarak in Egypt then spreading destabilization to Tunisia, Libya and Syria, ignited an out-of-control fire that has consumed practically all of North Africa and the Middle East.   The inferno still rages and is imposing irreversible consequences on the West. The Obama Administration backed revolutionaries who were bent on imposing Sharia law and eradicating what were twistedly deemed enemies of Allah.  There were no moderate revolutionaries in the Middle East, and yet, Obama and Clinton were determined to ignite chaos, perhaps believing that somewhere down...
  • Russia Steps Up Calls to Dismantle European Antimissile System

    08/14/2015 11:19:05 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/14/15 | By NATHAN HODGE in Moscow and JULIAN E. BARNES in Brussels
    MOSCOW—Russia stepped up its calls Friday to dismantle the missile defense system being built in Europe by the U.S. and its allies, saying that the recent nuclear deal with Iran undercuts Washington’s chief argument for the system.
  • Putin does a self-goal by destroying EU-origin food

    08/13/2015 6:16:42 AM PDT · by Hombre Malevo · 1 replies
    Strafor ^ | 08/13/2015 | George Friedman
    Russia's standard of living is being tested by Moscow's attempt to prove a point to the West. Despite the rampant criticism, the Russian government is standing behind its move to limit illegal food imports
  • Enormous monolith, carved 9350 years ago, found under Mediterranean Sea

    08/08/2015 11:37:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    A 12-METRE monolith, hacked out of limestone by stone-age humans some nine thousand years ago, has been found at the bottom of the Mediterranean. The enormous stone totem, now split in two and sitting in the Sicilian Channel between Tunisia and Sicily, was hewed from a rocky outcrop some 300m away when the Mediterranean Sea was still a dry basin. It’s now under 40m of water. The new study, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, says the area was submerged about 9350 years ago (give or take 200 years) when the last Ice Age retreated. Before that time the...
  • Airbus patents plane that could fly from Paris to Tokyo in three hours

    08/05/2015 9:13:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 5, 2015 | Reuters
    Airbus has won a patent for a hypersonic passenger plane, but Concorde’s hydrogen-powered successor is unlikely to leave the drawing board any time soon. The proposed aeroplane would cut the journey time from Paris to Tokyo from 12 to under three hours. The idea, first published in 2011, is to use three different kinds of engine power to jump above the atmosphere while still using regular runways for takeoff. It has now won approval from the US Patent Office. The concept comes as commercial space companies such as Virgin Galactic pursue plans for low-level space flights. Airbus’s proposed plane has...
  • Calais goes UP IN FLAMES: Migrants fight to get into UK as ferry workers block harbour

    07/31/2015 8:51:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 76 replies
    Express ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | MARK REYNOLDS, ROB VIRTUE
    FLAMES filled the air in Calais after striking French ferry workers blocked roads with burning tyres leaving the port now resembling a WARZONE. ... Fires, which are currently blocking access to the harbour, have plunged the crisis zone into further chaos. It comes after Britain's borders faced more disruption last night as hundreds of migrants including children stormed the Eurotunnel. David Cameron has said Britain is threatened by a “swarm” of foreigners and the migrant crisis in Calais was likened to a “warzone.” Migrants were pictured clinging to a lorry as they left the port of Dover, while others in...
  • Pictures: Tomorrow’s Calais Migrants Make Landfall in Italy in Their Thousands as Crisis Rolls on

    08/04/2015 10:58:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Aug 2015 | Oliver Lane
    Over 2,000 migrants have been ‘saved’ by the Italian coastguard over the past three days, just a fraction of the so-called ‘swarm’ presently migrating north through Europe. As illegals attempting to cross the Mediterranean in unseaworthy boats to Europe were being rescued, yet more found themselves near the end of their perilous journeys just yards away from the British forward border at Calais, France. Despite significant deployments of riot police, security equipment, and sniffer dogs thousands of desperate attempts to break into the Calais port facilities are still made every night. Britain has deployed 100 new border force guards to...
  • Britain and France Point Fingers as Migrant Crisis Becomes a Political One

    08/01/2015 6:39:39 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 31, 2015 | STEVEN ERLANGER and KIMIKO DE FREYTAS-TAMURA
    LONDON — More than 4,500 vehicles are stuck along one of Britain’s main highways, caught in the chaos over efforts by desperate migrants to make their way through the Channel Tunnel from the French port city of Calais, 31 miles away. Another 4,500 cars and trucks are stuck on the other side of the English Channel. Food is rotting, drivers are exasperated and commerce is delayed. Would-be vacationers bound for the Continent are furious, and the British news media is on a rampage, with The Daily Mail wondering how migrants could invade Britain when Hitler could not and calling for...
  • Britain ‘Facing Food Shortages’ Thanks to Calais Migrant Crisis

    08/01/2015 6:13:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 8/1/15 | NICK HALLETT
    Britain could face food shortages this summer thanks to the growing migrant crisis in Calais, hauliers have warned.Freight trucks have already faced severe delays, with queues now five miles longer than the Channel Tunnel itself, as they try to cross into Europe. Now haulage firms say the delays could cause shortages of key supplies, thus causing food prices to shoot up.The Daily Mail reports that some truck drivers have been stuck in their cabs for days, requiring emergency food and water supplies as well as chemical toilets. At its peak, the queue reached 36 miles and barely moved 500 yards...
  • Trump: Crimea is Europe's problem

    08/01/2015 5:10:41 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 147 replies
    CNN ^ | July 31, 2015 | Tom LoBianco
    "Let me explain first of all — this is Europe's problem much more than ours, OK?" Trump told CNN during a trip to Scotland. "And Europe isn't complaining as much as we are. But this is more of a Europe problem," Trump continued. "And when Europe comes to us and says, 'We want your help, we want your help,' but they're not really doing that. They're dealing with Russia, they're taking in the gas, they're taking in the oil — they're not really doing that. And you know, we're making a big deal out of it." "But why isn't Germany...
  • A Truck Stop in Europe – Why the Euro and European Union Will Fail

    07/31/2015 5:45:30 PM PDT · by NRx · 69 replies
    Crawling Road ^ | 07-28-2015 | Craig Rowland
    Everything I needed to know about why the European Union would fail I learned at a truck stop. It was in 2001 when a bus tour I was on stopped at a truck stop on the German Autobahn. For the American readers, you must understand that European truck stops are much different from what you get in the states. In Europe, the facilities are clean and the food is actually decent. They don’t have the same hot dogs sitting in the cooker for five days. And no, you can’t buy six gallon soda cups. As it were, in this truck...
  • Europe to allow Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps to operate on its territory

    07/26/2015 2:15:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/26/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Europe is going to allow the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps to operate on its territory beginning in 2023. Making matters significantly worse from the Israeli and European Jewish perspective is Europe’s decision to allow the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, or the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps as it usually called in the West, broad latitude to operate within the EU starting in 2023. “The EU delisting of IRGC military organizations and personnel is tantamount to a green light for Iran-sponsored terrorism. Likewise, the EU delisting of IRGC financial, engineering, construction, energy and transport sector entities amounts...
  • Spot On Lady Thatcher

    07/20/2015 12:51:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Ed Moy
    Nearly 25 years after Margaret Thatcher’s keep-Great-Britain-free-from-one-government-one-currency-one-Europe sentiment helped force her resignation, the Iron Lady has been proved right yet again. Most prime ministers are generally forced out of office over failure, like failure to win an election or failure to effectively lead their government. But Mrs. Thatcher won all three of her elections and effectively led the governments she formed. It was not failure that helped do her in, but the fear of her peers that she might win another election and effectively keep England out of the experiment to unify Europe governments. One of her convictions that got...
  • Our Economy Is More Like China’s and Europe’s Than We Care to Admit

    07/16/2015 5:05:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/16/2015 | Kevin Williamson
    In 2015, the human race will create about $75 trillion in economic output, well more than half of which will be the product of the three largest economies: those of the United States ($18 trillion), the European Union ($16 trillion), and China ($11 trillion). Two of those economies are in the midst of serious economic and political crises. The other is in the grip of something much more difficult to overcome: complacency. Europe is being convulsed by a debt crisis in which Greece is, for the moment, the lead player, but which very well may grow much more intense if...
  • Global Warming Is Wiping Out the Bees

    07/09/2015 12:50:06 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 44 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | July 9, 2015 18:00 UTC | Alan Neuhauser
    Bumblebees, a linchpin of the global food supply, are vanishing across huge swaths of North America and Europe as a result of climate change, a new study says. The findings, published Thursday in the journal Science, apparently solve a mystery that's alarmed farmers, experts, policymakers and environmental advocates worldwide, as well as bedeviled researchers. While habitat destruction and potent pesticides known as neonicotinoids have destroyed some bumblebee populations, researchers concluded climate change has played the greatest role in the mass disappearance of bumblebee species, which pollinate plants and crops that are part of the food supply for both animals and...
  • TEDxAcademy - Yanis Varoufakis - A Modest Proposal for Transforming Europe (bypass of old media)

    07/07/2015 1:31:57 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 5 replies
    Ted Talks ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Yanis Varoufakis
    Uploaded on Oct 18, 2011 Professor Varoufakis proposes a decentralized system for europe in order to transform it before the crisis of the system crashes Europe. He studies all the different possibilities of actions that can be taken and explains why his proposal is the best option. Studied mathematics at Essex University, received an MSc in mathematical statistics from the University of Birmingham and then, curiously, completed a PhD in... economics at Essex University. Between 1982 and 1988 he taught at the Universities of Essex, East Anglia and Cambridge. From 1988 to 2000 he lived in Sydney, where he lectured...
  • Greek Debt Crisis Threatens Flow of Imports

    07/06/2015 4:29:59 PM PDT · by abb · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 6, 2015 | Juliet Samuel and Monica Houston-Waesch
    Greek voters’ decisive rejection of international creditors’ bailout terms adds to the pressure on foreign exporters already worried about getting paid for imports into Greece during the country’s capital controls. Some exporters have reduced the flow to Greece or insisted on payments upfront, while others keep up the imports into the country despite the increasing chance they won’t get paid. European pharmaceutical companies, for instance, are owed more than €1 billion for drugs and other goods already imported. snip Greece produces just 63% of the pork and 13% of the beef consumed in the country, according to government data. The...
  • The Spirit of ‘76: 'The Declaration of Independence in Historical Context’

    07/04/2015 10:24:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7-4-15 | Tara Helfman
    On July 4th, 1826, a Washington newspaper published one of the most poignant letters penned in American history. An ailing Thomas Jefferson regretfully declined an invitation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of American independence with the citizens of the nation’s capital. “[T]o be present with them,” he wrote, “as one of the surviving signers of an instrument pregnant with our own, and the fate of the world, is most flattering to myself. . . [I]t adds sensibly to the sufferings of sickness, to be deprived by it of a personal participation in the rejoicings of that day.” In this, his...
  • Greek banks 'to stay shut on Monday'

    06/28/2015 10:10:25 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 144 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6-28-2015 | BBC News
    Greece banks to stay closed on Monday, Piraeus Bank chief says, after emergency meeting in Athens This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly
  • Gay pride guy gets taken out by a hose

    06/28/2015 1:55:54 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    Bodybuilding.com ^ | June 28, 2015
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  • The Coming Muslim Conquest of Italy: Will We Have to Ransom the Treasures of the Vatican...

    06/27/2015 9:39:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 27, 2015 | Virgil
    FULL TITLE - The Coming Muslim Conquest of Italy: Will We Have to Ransom the Treasures of the Vatican from ISIS-Type Vandals? The news about illegal immigration into Italy and Southern Europe is stunning. Here are some illustrative headlines from recent news accounts: “Welcome to Italy: this is what a real immigration crisis looks like,” declares the British Spectator magazine, which adds that Italy is being “invaded.” And here’s another scary story: “How the migration crisis is shaking Europe at its core.” After all, it’s only 100 miles or so from Tunisia, in Africa, to the Italian island of Sicily—an easy...
  • In Testy Debate, E.U. Leaders Fail to Agree on Quotas to Spread Migrants Across Bloc

    06/26/2015 3:56:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 26, 2015 | By ANDREW HIGGINS
    BRUSSELS — Facing a migration crisis that has infused Europe’s usually arid and consensual decision-making with angry passions, European leaders ended an ill-tempered discussion early Friday about what to do with a vague pledge to spread 40,000 migrants around the Continent. But they ditched what had been the heart of a plan to share a burden now borne largely by Greece and Italy — a system of mandatory quotas to spread the tens of thousands of migrants in the two countries across the European Union. The intersection of the Greek debt crisis and the migration issue also underscored the dangers...
  • Why Greece Won't Pay

    06/25/2015 5:24:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    For almost six years Greece has been on the cusp of financial disaster. Its Northern European and international creditors have extended loans, suspended interest payments and forgiven some debt. But European lenders have also stubbornly kept to the old-fashioned principle that debtors freely borrowed their money from lenders, and therefore most borrowed money must be paid back, regardless of the current financial status of the debtors. Greece counters that after all sorts of austerity budgets, it simply can no longer inflict the necessary pain on its relatively tiny population to squeeze out enough cash to pay its well-off creditors. In...
  • Irish truck drivers under threat from Calais migrants, haulage group says

    06/24/2015 8:19:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    irishtimes.com ^ | Finnian Curran
    Long tailbacks ensued as migrants tried to gain access to the vehicles. Television footage showed migrants entering the back of vehicles. Truck drivers were previously told not to stop within a 60-mile (97km) radius of the port town. President of the IRHA, Verona Murphy, said urgent action is needed to protect the safety of Irish truck drivers. “We feel that it will be the death of one of our drivers before action is taken. The level of policing at Calais is appalling and nobody is taking control of the situation,” she said. “We’re calling on the Government to make robust...
  • Running Out Of Cash, Greece Returns To Coal

    06/23/2015 9:36:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 22, 2015 | Dr. Benny Peiser
    Greece’s energy minister Lafazanis said that [the coal-fired power plant] Ptolemaida V is required since renewable power plants are intermittent and endanger the country’s energy security. In May, Lafazanis sent a letter to the European Commission asking permission to operate the Ptolemaida III, a separate coal plant that is shut down due to its very old technology that pollutes the environment enormously. One of Lafazanis arguments was “the economic crisis in Greece, which makes the need for keeping the cost of energy for households’ heating as low as possible.”—.. Poland’s leading opposition party is seeking to negotiate exemptions from the...
  • Middle Eastern Christian Refugees in Europe Are Bullied, Threatened by Muslim Refugees

    06/23/2015 7:49:22 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-23-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    A Pakistani Christian, who has fled to the Netherlands, has made a video of life in a refugee center and uploaded it to YouTube. The video has received national attention in the Netherlands because the refugee says he’s regularly bullied and threatened by other refugees, most of whom are Muslim. VIDEO He explains: "I am a refugee and live in the refugee center at Gilze en Rijen. There are a lot of Syrian Muslims here who fled the war in their own country. These Muslims have made life impossible for us [red.: for Christian refugees]. I fled from my own...
  • Austere brand of Islam on rise in Europe, stirring concerns

    06/21/2015 2:15:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 06/21/2015 | ELAINE GANLEY
    PARIS (AP) — Its imams preach austere piety, its tenets demand strict separation of sexes — and some of its most radical adherents are heeding the call of jihad. Salafism, an Islamic movement based on a literal reading of the Quran, is on the rise in France, Germany and Britain, security officials say, with Salafis sharply increasing their influence in mosques and on the streets. The trend worries European authorities, who see Salafism as one of the inspirational forces for young Europeans heading to Syria or Iraq to do battle for the Islamic State group. Experts, however, point out that...
  • Alert: Freedom of Panorama Under Threat in Europe

    06/20/2015 11:43:29 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 3 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | JUNE 20/2015 | Michael Zhang
    Should photographers be able to include copyrighted public building and sculptures in photos without having to worry about payment or permissions? The concept is called “freedom of panorama,” and it’s currently under attack over in Europe.
  • Danish election: Opposition bloc (anti-immigration) wins

    06/18/2015 10:33:25 PM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | June 19, 2015 | BBC
    Denmark's opposition parties have beaten the ruling coalition after a close general election. With all mainland votes counted, the centre-right group led by ex-PM Lars Lokke Rasmussen beat PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt's centre-left coalition, although her party is the largest. Ms Thorning-Schmidt has now stood down as Social Democratic Party leader. The right-wing, anti-immigration Danish People's Party will become the second-largest in parliament. In a victory speech just before 01:30 local time (23:30 GMT), Mr Rasmussen - who led the country between 2009 and 2011 - said: "Four years ago, we returned the keys to the PM's office. I said that...
  • Why Waterloo still fascinates us

    06/17/2015 6:31:08 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/18/15 | Andrew Roberts
    ... Waterloo lit the slow fuse of the horrifying force of German hypernationalism, the defeat of which required the sacrifice of the British Empire 130 years later. Although at the time the battle seemed merely like the last of a series of traditional dynastic and territorial struggles, in fact Waterloo ushered in the modern world. And as Winston Churchill predicted at the end of the 19th century: "The wars of peoples will be more terrible than the wars of kings."
  • Asia just overtook Europe in wealth for the first time in centuries — and North America is next

    06/15/2015 9:30:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/15/2015 | Mike Bird
    The Asia-Pacific region steamed past Europe in terms of private financial wealth in 2014, according to estimates released by Boston Consulting Group on Monday. In 2014, BCG estimates that eastern and western Europe combined had a private wealth of $42.5 trillion, beaten by Asia-Pacific's rapidly growing pile, now worth $47.3 trillion. The Asia-Pacific figures exclude Japan, which gets its own estimate.BCG doesn't provide a long-run estimate for when the last time Asia-Pacific was likely wealthier than Europe. The report has been produced for 15 years, but given the performance of the two continents throughout history, it's likely to have been...
  • Rioting migrants yesterday- Calais to Dover port (Illegals getting into UK from France)

    06/14/2015 5:05:41 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 8, 2015 | Jenny NZ
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  • Water park bans bikinis on women-only 'Muslims night' (must wear 'Islamically appropriate attire')

    06/14/2015 8:11:32 AM PDT · by dead · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/14/15
    Visitors to women-only night told to only wear 'Islamically appropriate' attire Only female lifeguards will be on duty and the park will provide a prayer room Park says 'female-only' event is not specific to any ethnic or religious group' A water park has been accused of stirring up religious tension by holding a women-only night aimed at Muslims where bikinis are banned. Visitors to WaterWorld have been told they must cover up with ‘Islamically appropriate’ attire, and that the venue’s windows will be blacked out to protect their modesty. Female-only lifeguards will patrol the pool and the centre will...
  • Europe’s economic war on Israel [Zechariah 5]

    06/12/2015 12:11:59 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/11/2015 | Benjamin Weinthal
    When it comes to dealing with the increasing calls to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel, the United States and Europe are moving in two opposite directions. Last week, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed into law legislation that bars public entities from conducting business with companies that discriminate against Israel. It’s the first of its kind, though other states are likely to follow suit. Meanwhile, growing displeasure with the frozen Israeli-Palestinian peace process has led European Union countries to call to label products from settlements in disputed territories in the West Bank and the Golan Heights, as well in...
  • The Dollar Joins the Currency Wars

    06/12/2015 8:13:51 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski
    Project Syndicate ^ | MAY 1, 2015 | Nouriel Roubini
    NEW YORK – In a world of weak domestic demand in many advanced economies and emerging markets, policymakers have been tempted to boost economic growth and employment by going for export led-growth. This requires a weak currency and conventional and unconventional monetary policies to bring about the required depreciation. Since the beginning of the year, more than 20 central banks around the world have eased monetary policy, following the lead of the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan. In the eurozone, countries on the periphery needed currency weakness to reduce their external deficits and jump-start growth. But the...
  • Migrants gather at Italian train stations on journey north

    06/11/2015 2:14:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 11, 2015 | BY STEVE SCHERER AND EMILIO PARODI
    Hundreds of migrants brought to Italy after being rescued at sea camped on streets near Rome's Tiburtina train station and gathered in Milan's main terminal on Thursday, making a brief stop on their journey to northern Europe. At Tiburtina, migrants from Syria, Eritrea, Somalia and Ethiopia were among those resting in the shade under olive and fig trees. Children played in the supermarket nearby, and dozens napped on cardboard under an overpass. Italy is struggling to handle the summertime surge in migrants, with thousands rescued at sea each week and more than 50,000 so far this year. Almost 2,000 have...