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  • How George Soros Singlehandedly Created The European Refugee Crisis - And Why

    in 1944, 14-year-old George Soros went to work for the invading Nazis.. until the end of the war .. he worked with a government official, helping him confiscate property from the local Jewish population. In an 1998 interview with 60 Minutes, Soros described the year of German occupation as “the happiest time in my life.” ... Soros also uses his Open Society Foundations to funnel money to the progressive media outlet, Media Matters. Soros funnels the money through a number of leftist groups, including the Tides Foundation, Center for American Progress, and the Democracy Alliance in order to circumvent the...
  • EU BACKLASH: Brexit ‘TSUNAMI’ expected as 34 referendums set to rock union

    06/28/2016 6:44:29 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 49 replies
    Express UK ^ | June 29, 2016 | Joey Millar
    THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) is about to be rocked by a “political tsunami” with right-wing parties across the continent calling for dozens of in-out referendums. A study by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) revealed so-called extreme “insurgent parties” are calling for a total of 34 public votes - with matters ranging from their countries’ membership of the EU to refugee policy. The ECFR report blamed Europe’s fear of Turkey joining the EU and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “refugees welcome” policy as major reasons behind a rapid rise in support for both right-wing and far-left, anti-EU parties and...
  • Victorious Nigel Farage Addresses EU Assembly: ‘You’re Not Laughing Now Are You?’ (VIDEO)

    06/28/2016 8:57:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies ^ | 6-28-2016 | Joe Hoft
    UKIP leader Nigel Farage stood in front of the European Union Tuesday for the first time since the Brexit results were announced last week. told the assembly, “How things have changed… Isn’t it funny. When I came here 17 years ago and I said I wanted to lead a campaign to leave the European Union, you all laughed at me. Well I have to say you’re not laughing now are you?” This man has courage! Wow! Just spoke in the European Parliament, they were pleased to see me as you can tell.— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) June 28, 2016
  • Obama under fire as he threatens to send Britain 'to the back of the queue' if it votes to leave

    04/22/2016 12:57:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/22/16
    President Barack Obama told Britain today that it would have to 'go to the back of the queue' if it leaves the European Union, then tries to negotiate its own trade deal with the United States. A US-UK trade agreement is not going to happen 'any time soon,' Obama said during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron. ‘Not because we don’t have a special relationship but because given the heavy lift on any trade agreement, us having access to a big market with a lot of countries rather than trying to do piecemeal trade agreements, which...
  • Paul Adinolfi: The gun industry has been getting away with murder

    01/27/2016 8:54:50 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 1/26/2016 | Paul Adinolfi
    The Second Amendment is our only national gun law, and when it was written, they did not have a weapon of mass destruction - the AR-15, which can fire off hundreds of shots in the time a musket could only fire one. The Second Amendment only adds to our gun violence problems.
  • EXCLUSIVE: BOMBSHELL: EXPOSED: Donald Trump Played Soccer in High School

    01/12/2016 3:55:17 PM PST · by Oklahoma · 76 replies ^ | Andrew Stiles
    Donald J. Trump, the Republican frontrunner who has repeatedly promised to “Make American Great Again,” participated in organized soccer as a high school student approaching the age of legal adulthood, the Free Beacon has learned. The following was published in the 1964 edition of the New York Military Academy yearbook:
  • Vatican spokesman: Islam teaches “non-violence in the name of God”

    How could an organization that claims to speak for God and to be led by the Holy Spirit be so indefatigably committed to a lie? For it isn’t only Bruno Forte: the Pope has said the same thing, and it’s the official policy of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which winks at dissent on any number of actual Church teachings, but moves ruthlessly to suppress voices that dare to suggest that maybe Islam is not a Religion of Peace. It appears as if protecting the image of Islam is more important to Church leaders today than teaching the contents...
  • STUDY: Mass Shootings Happen More Frequently In European Countries

    12/04/2015 8:38:29 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    Hypeline nEWS ^ | December 4th, 2015 | Stephen Rowe
    A recent study by the Crime Prevention Research Center found that mass shootings happen more frequently in European countries. Obama recently said, “We as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency.” He couldn’t be further from the truth. When you account for the population size of America compared to the countries Obama compares us, his statement falls apart. The study defined mass public shootings as four or more people killed, and not in the...
  • Netanyahu orders: 'Break contact' with European Union

    11/29/2015 11:12:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    inn ^ | 11/29/15 | Nitzan Kider
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has instructed the Foreign Ministry to reassess its involvement with European Union (EU) institutions regarding the political process with the Palestinians. Until the assessment is completed, Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered the suspension of all political contact with EU institutions and representatives on the issue.
  • European Jews Afraid to Reveal Jewishness

    09/08/2015 11:10:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    inn ^ | 9/8/15 | Haim Lev
    An alarming majority of Jews living in Europe today are afraid to reveal their Jewishness, a survey carried out by the Rabbinical Centre of Europe (RCE) published on Tuesday found. The data indicates a severe erosion in the sense of security felt by European Jews. The survey found that over 85% of Jews in Europe do not bring their children to synagogue on Rosh Hashana to hear the shofar, out of fear of anti-Semitism. According to Rabbi Menachem Margolin, head of the European Jewish Association, "rabbis and community leaders from all over Europe report that more and more Jews refrain...
  • Greece votes No: The European Union is dying before our eyes

    Despite the scaremongering and bullying from those in Brussels, we are waking today with Greece having delivered a resounding No. That comes despite EU bosses saying that it would mean a Greek exit from the Euro, not to mention the heavy economic pressure placed on the Greek people to go along with the wishes of Brussels. It is a crushing defeat for those Eurocrats who believe that you can simply bulldoze public opinion. Chief bully-boy Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, and other supposed leaders of the European Union did their best to terrify the Greek people into submitting...
  • Envoy: European Jews 'Bankrupted' by Security Costs

    03/13/2015 4:07:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 3/13/15 | staff
    Many Jewish bodies in Europe are being bankrupted by the growing need for security measures, the State Department's special envoy on anti-Semitism said on Friday, according to AFP. Jewish communities in Europe are on edge after being targeted by Islamist gunmen in recent attacks in France and Denmark. But even before that, many said they were victims of a growing tide of anti-Semitic crime, with the number of Jews leaving France for Israel nearly doubling between 2013 and 2014. "Every Jewish community in western Europe certainly needs security support. Many of them are being bankrupted by the money they have...
  • Natan Sharansky Exclusive: ‘European idea will die here and survive in Israel’

    01/09/2015 11:56:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    THE JEWISH CHRONICLE ONLINE ^ | July 24, 2014 | Natan Sharansky
    I believe we are seeing the beginning of the end of Jewish history in Europe. What makes the situation in Europe unique in history is the fact that Europe has become very intolerant of identities in a multicultural and post-nationalist environment. This new antisemitism is very connected to Israel — demonisation, delegitimisation and double-standards — and is now so deep in the core of European political and intellectual leaders that practically every Jew is being asked to choose between being loyal to Israel and loyal to Europe. That insecurity is due to Muslim immigration and the rise of the classical...
  • WATCH: Turkish nationalists assault US sailors in Istanbul

    11/13/2014 6:09:30 AM PST · by kimtom · 17 replies ^ | 11/13/2014 | By REUTERS
    ISTANBUL - A group of Turkish ultra-nationalists attacked three US sailors on a crowded street in Istanbul on Wednesday, shouting "Yankee go home" and trying to pull hoods over their heads in an assault condemned by the US embassy. Video footage posted on the website of the ultra-nationalist Turkish Youth Union showed the attackers surrounding the sailors, calling them "murderers" and throwing orange paint at the men. ..........
  • Breaking: Largest European Refinery Catches on Fire – Happens to Be in Russia

    03/04/2014 7:32:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/4/14 | Jim Hoft
    The largest European refinery caught on fire today. The refinery happens to be in Russia. It will take months to get production back up. Jalopnik reported: Amazingly, no one was injured when Europe’s largest oil refinery, like, totally burned with the force of a thousand suns yesterday. And obviously it’s in Russia.P The refinery is OJSC TANECO, formerly known as the Nizhnekamsk refinery, in Tartarstan. If you get into your Lada and drive due East from Moscow, you’ll get there in about 14 hours.P Reuters reports that the fire was put out the same evening it started and there were...
  • European Banks Boycott Israeli Banks Because of 'Settlements'

    02/01/2014 6:57:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    inn ^ | 2/1/14 | Elad Benari
    Two of the largest banks in northern Europe have announced they will boycott Israeli banks because they operate in “occupied territories”, the Walla! Hebrew-language news website reported on Saturday. The two banks in question are the Swedish Nordea Bank, which is the largest bank in Scandinavia, and the Norwegian Danske Bank, which is the largest bank in Denmark. Danske Bank, which serves five ​​million customers in Denmark and Northern Europe , publishes on its website a list of companies which are boycotted for legal and ethical reasons. Two weeks ago the list was updated and, according to Walla!, for the...
  • Ancient DNA Links Native Americans to Europe

    11/07/2013 8:52:57 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 45 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 11/5/13 | Michael Balter
    SANTA FE—Where did the first Americans come from? Most researchers agree that Paleoamericans moved across the Bering Land Bridge from Asia sometime before 15,000 years ago, suggesting roots in East Asia. But just where the source populations arose has long been a mystery. Now comes a surprising twist, from the complete nuclear genome of a Siberian boy who died 24,000 years ago—the oldest complete genome of a modern human sequenced to date. His DNA shows close ties to those of today's Native Americans. Yet he apparently descended not from East Asians, but from people who had lived in Europe or...
  • Al-Qaeda 'targeting European rail network': report

    08/19/2013 5:06:51 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 5 replies
    France 24 ^ | 19 August 2013
    AFP - Al-Qaeda is plotting attacks on Europe's high-speed rail network, German mass circulation daily Bild reported on Monday, citing intelligence sources. The extremist group could plant explosives on trains and tunnels or sabotage tracks and electrical cabling, said Bild, Europe's most widely read daily. Bild said the information came from the National Security Agency (NSA) in the United States, which had listened in to a conference call involving top Al-Qaeda operatives. The attacks on Europe's rail network was a "central topic" of this call, Bild said.
  • #3844 - Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei: The European Races Are Barbaric Races

    06/08/2013 3:21:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 10/5/13
  • Hundreds of European Muslims fighting Assad

    04/25/2013 9:23:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies ^ | 4/25/13 | ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    European intelligence agencies are worried that European Muslims fighting in Syria will return to carry out terrorist attacks because of their contacts built with al-Qaida, the BBC reported on Wednesday. The UK, Ireland and France are the Western countries believed to have the most fighters in Syria, according to the report, which quotes EU anti-terror chief Gilles de Kerchove as saying that about 500 Muslims from Europe are fighting with the rebels. However, according to Soeren Kern, a senior fellow for the New York-based Gatestone Institute, and a longtime observer of Islam in Europe, more than 1,000 European Muslims are...
  • EU lifts Syria oil embargo to bolster rebels

    04/22/2013 6:14:13 PM PDT · by haffast · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4-22-2013 | Juergen Baetz
    LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- The European Union on Monday lifted its oil embargo on Syria to provide more economic support to the forces fighting to oust President Bashar Assad's regime. The decision will allow for crude exports from rebel-held territory, the import of oil and gas production technology, and investments in the Syrian oil industry, the EU said in a statement. Any export or investment initiatives will be taken in close coordination with the leaders of the Syrian opposition, the bloc's 27 foreign ministers decided at a meeting in Luxembourg. The move marks the first relaxing of EU sanctions on Syria...
  • EU's Rehn: Big depositors could suffer in future bank bailouts under new law

    04/07/2013 2:27:26 PM PDT · by haffast · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 06, 2013 | Reuters
    HELSINKI – Big bank depositors could take a hit under planned European Union law if a bank fails, the EU's economic affairs chief Olli Rehn said on Saturday, but noted that Cyprus's bailout model was exceptional. "Cyprus was a special case ... but the upcoming directive assumes that investor and depositor liability will be carried out in case of a bank restructuring or a wind-down," Rehn, the European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner, said in a TV interview with Finland's national broadcaster YLE. "But there is a very clear hierarchy, at first the shareholders, then possibly the unprotected investments and...
  • Roberts Holes Up In European Fortress For 4th Of July

    07/04/2012 8:28:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 7/4/12 | Pat Dollard
    No, this can’t be indicative of anything material, now can it? At the very least, it’s appropriate. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts arrives for a lecture on the history of the US Supreme Court at the University of Malta today. Last week, Roberts’ cast the key vote to uphold President Obama’s health care law. (AP)
  • Sometimes, Size is Everything! (that new 39-meter European telescope)

    06/13/2012 9:56:39 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 38 replies
    Starts with a Bang ^ | 6/12/12 | Ethan Siegel
    Artist's impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) at night whilst observations are in progress. The 39.3-metre E-ELT will be the largest optical/infrared telescope in the world — the world's biggest eye on the sky. Operations are planned to start early in the next decade, and the E-ELT will tackle some of the biggest scientific challenges of our time. “I went into a clothing store, and the lady asked me what size I was. I said, ‘Actual’. I’m not to scale.” -Demitri Martin When you look out at the Universe, what you can see is limited, at the most...
  • EU tells defiant Iran it "must" suspend atom activity

    05/07/2012 5:19:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon May 7, 2012 2:29pm EDT | Fredrik Dahl and Justyna Pawlak
    The European Union told Iran on Monday it must suspend uranium enrichment, a few days after the Islamic state ruled out doing just that, as Tehran and the West engaged in diplomatic shadow-boxing ahead of nuclear talks this month. The United States called on Iran to take "urgent practical steps" to build confidence during negotiations with world powers on Tehran's nuclear program, which Washington and its allies suspect is a bid to develop an atomic bomb capability. Iran, attending an international conference in Vienna alongside its Western foes, for its part accused the United States of supporting Israel's atomic activities....
  • Did Obama try to Destroy America, or Cover Up his Failed Economic Record by Starting Class Warfare?

    02/09/2012 7:13:19 PM PST · by Graewoulf · 23 replies
    Graewoulf | February 9, 2012 | Graewoulf
    Obama began to increase his divide-and-conquer Class Warfare rhetoric as his financial losses began to increase sharply. Obama has had a lifelong, consistent hatred of America, and class warfare was merely a means to his end of Destroying America, in 4 years. Unable to accept responsibility for his financial failures, Obama has consistently blamed men who have demonstrated strong support for the core values of America, such as President George W. Bush, as well as men who have made profits, such as JPM CEO Jamie Dimon. This week Obama blamed America's Founding Fathers for making it difficult for Obama to...

    11/20/2011 4:20:05 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Dick Morris.Com ^ | November 20,2011 | Dick Morris
    By Wednesday, November 23rd, the Deficit Reduction Panel has to report on ways to cut the federal deficit by at least $1.2 trillion over ten years. Democrats refuse to support spending cuts unless Republicans agree to tax increases. And there is an increasing chance that the Republican members of the Commission – or at least some of them – will cave in to the Democratic demands. When Obama took office and embarked on his spending spree, he calculated that by raising spending and borrowing the money, he could force Republicans to raise taxes. Higher taxes on the rich is not...
  • EU: Water does NOT hydrate

    11/19/2011 4:36:52 PM PST · by Cato in PA · 68 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/18/11 | Victoria Ward and Nick Collins
    EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact. Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month. Last night, critics claimed the EU was at odds with both science and common sense. Conservative MEP Roger Helmer said: “This is stupidity writ large. “The euro is burning, the EU is falling apart and yet here they are: highly-paid, highly-pensioned officials worrying about the obvious qualities of...
  • European stocks plunge on debt concerns

    09/05/2011 1:46:36 PM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 9/5/2011 | CNN Money Staff
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- European stocks fell sharply on Monday on renewed fears of a eurozone debt crisis and concerns about the global economy. London's FTSE 100 (UKX) index finished its trading session down 3.2%, while France's CAC 40 (CAC40) dropped 4%. In Germany, the DAX (DAX) shed 5.3%. The move followed more moderate drops in Asia's stock markets. Japan's Nikkei 225 (N225) index finished Monday trading down 1.9%, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng (HSI) index shed 3% for the day. "Europe's faltering management of its crisis is starting to blur the line between a banking crisis and a euro...
  • Never Fight a Land War in Asia

    09/01/2011 5:43:07 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Stratfor ^ | George Friedman
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, speaking at West Point, said last week that “Any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should have his head examined.” In saying this, Gates was repeating a dictum laid down by Douglas MacArthur after the Korean War, who urged the United States to avoid land wars in Asia. Given that the United States has fought four major land wars in Asia since World War II — Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq — none of which had...
  • Wealthy Europeans back Warren Buffett's call for higher taxes on the rich

    08/30/2011 5:12:23 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 26 replies
    pMSNBC ^ | 8/30/11 | Staff
    Wealthy people across Europe are following in billionaire Warren Buffett's footsteps by calling for higher taxes on the rich. In Germany, a group of 50 people, called "The Wealthy for a Capital Levy," have urged Chancellor Angela Merkel to make people like them pay more in taxes and "stop the gap between rich and poor getting even bigger," The Guardian newspaper reported Tuesday. In France, 16 of the country's wealthiest people, including billionaire L'Oreal heiress Lilliane Bettencourt and oil company Total's chief executive Christophe de Margerie signed a petition calling for wealthy people to make a "special contribution" to the...
  • Less educated Americans turning their backs on religion

    08/20/2011 10:40:22 PM PDT · by decimon · 21 replies
    American Sociological Association ^ | August 21, 2011 | Unknown
    LAS VEGAS — While religious service attendance has decreased for all white Americans since the early 1970s, the rate of decline has been more than twice as high for those without college degrees compared to those who graduated from college, according to new research to be presented at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. "Our study suggests that the less educated are dropping out of the American religious sector, similarly to the way in which they have dropped out of the American labor market," said lead researcher W. Bradford Wilcox, a professor of sociology at the University...
  • Nouriel Roubini warns of Global Recession Risk

    08/17/2011 3:59:40 PM PDT · by fortress · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/11/2011 6:42:02 PM | Big Interview (Video)
    Roubini Warns of Global Recession Risk Economist Nouriel Roubini says the risk of a global recession is greater than 50 percent, and the next two to three months will reveal the economy's direction. In an interview with WSJ's Simon Constable, Roubini also says he's putting his money in cash. "This is not the time to be in risky assets," he says.
  • Belgium, France, Italy, Spain Overrule European Regulator, To Impose Standalone Short-Selling Bans

    08/11/2011 4:34:00 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 3 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-11-11 | Tyler Durden
    Stop the presses. Barely did we have time to report that European regulators failed to impose a coordinated short selling ban, that Bloomberg reports that the countries most impact by the market plunge are about to impose standalone short-selling bans. These are Belgium, Italy, Spain and France. In other words, it really is on and the 2008 Lehman PTSD flashbacks may now resume. Until we get a headline that says it isn't. The rescue of the Borsa Italian is now more schizophrenic than that of Greece. As a reminder, in the previous post the FT quoted Abraham Lioui, a professor...
  • Obama Has Nearly Achieved His European Welfare State, But we cannot pay for it

    08/05/2011 11:19:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Forbes ^ | 8/5/11 | Paul Roderick Gregory,
    The debt-ceiling brouhaha diverts attention from the most fundamental economic issue we face: Do we want a European-style welfare state? If we do, how in the world are we going to pay for it? Presidential candidate Barack Obama called for "hope and change," but he was deliberately vague on the "fundamental change" part. In speeches as president both at home and abroad, he appeared to reject American exceptionalism and intimated we have much to learn from Europe, especially its cradle-to-grave welfare state. Obama's juggernaut passage of universal health care, despite severe budget and employment problems and the loss of his...
  • EU: Italy, the last battleground

    07/12/2011 9:31:50 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies
    La Repubblica, Rome ^ | 7/12/2011 | Maurizio Ricci
    Although Italy’s economic indicators are better than other countries', hedge funds have chosen to attack it because of the country’s huge public debt andThe last battleground stagnant growth. The fall of the eurozone’s third largest economy would deal a fatal blow to the common currency while providing enormous profit opportunities to speculators. At the Milan stock exchange, 11 July 2011 by Maurizio Ricci The Battle of the Euro has truly begun. Edward Altman, analyst for Classis Capital, forecast a month ago already that: “The final battle for the survival of the euro will be held, not in Spain but on...
  • Is the British roundabout conquering the US?

    07/01/2011 9:59:00 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 138 replies
    BBC News ^ | 30th June 2011 | Tom Geoghegan
    'A roundabout revolution is slowly sweeping the US. The land of the car, where the stop sign and traffic light have ruled for decades, has started to embrace the free-flowing British circular. A few moments after entering Carmel, it's clear why the city has been described as the Milton Keynes of the US. As the sat-nav loudly and regularly points out, there's often a roundabout up ahead. But unlike in the English town famous for them, driving into this pretty city on the outskirts of Indianapolis also involves passing several more under construction. The city is at the forefront of...
  • Berlin unwilling to accept refugees

    04/11/2011 9:58:14 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies
    Presseurop ^ | 4/11/2011
    "Refugees ought not to come to Germany," announces Die Welt. The position that Berlin is expected to adopt when European interior ministers meet to discuss immigration on 11 April is unlikely to be welcomed by Italy which has called for solidarity in the drive to cope with thousands of immigrants who have recently arrived from North Africa. “Italy’s dirty tricks amount to unacceptable blackmail," remarks the conservative daily, which nonetheless acknowledges that "it is inadmissible that Italy and Malta pay the price for changes that are in all of Europe’s interest." For Die Welt, Europe should come together to invest...
  • China vehicle maker to open plant in Kenya

    04/10/2011 7:31:58 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 21 replies
    China’s vehicle manufacturer Foton is setting up an assembly plant in Kenya in what is set to heighten the battle between China and Western nations for business in Kenya. The Sh1.2 billion assembly plant is expected to churn out 10,000 units of prime movers, tippers, buses, pick-ups, and light commercial trucks per year, making it one of the biggest foreign direct investments by a Chinese company. Foton said it is setting up the plant to avoid paying a 25 per cent import duty on cars to allow in its low cost products putting it in a head-to-head battle with Japanese...
  • European Left Applying Libya Precedent to Israel, Calling for Military Action

    03/27/2011 12:38:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 3/27/11 | Omri Ceren
    This could not have been more predictable: The junior partner in the Norwegian government, the Socialist Left Party of Kristin Halvorsen, (Sosialistisk Venstreparti), plans to vote on a measure calling for military action against Israel if it decides to act against the Hamas in Gaza… Here is the less than lucid reasoning behind the motion: The credibility of the world community in its confrontation with the Gadafi regime is undermined when there is no reaction against other states in the region who commit injustices against civil population.
  • New European Union school calendar omits Christian holidays

    01/16/2011 7:56:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies · 1+ views
    CNA ^ | 1/16/11 | CNA
    Strasbourg, France, Jan 14, 2011 / 02:11 pm (CNA).- A 2011-2012 school calendar published by the European Union has omitted Christian holidays, while continuing to note important Jewish and Muslim celebrations. The European Union has printed three million copies of the calendar which will be distributed free-of-charge to students who request them. Former French politician and government minister, Christine Boutin, wrote in her blog Jan. 11 that the calendar leaves out Christianity, “the religion practiced or recognized as forming the cultural assembly of our ‘old’ continent.” Boutin is a consultant for the Pontifical Council for the Family, as well as...
  • More than half of European adults overweight: study

    12/07/2010 2:34:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/7/10 | AFP
    BRUSSELS (AFP) – More than half of European adults are now overweight and too many children smoke or are obese, raising the risk of cancer or heart attacks, a European health report showed Tuesday. Just over 15 percent of adults in the European Union are obese, a rate that has more than doubled over the past 20 years in most EU states, the study found. The obesity rate ranges from less than 10 percent in Romania and Italy to more than 20 percent in Britain, Ireland and Malta, said the report issued by the European Commission and the Organisation for...
  • The European 'dream’ has finally collided with reality

    11/20/2010 10:31:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies ^ | 11/20/10 | Christopher Booker
    The drive towards a European superstate has had its flaws exposed at last, says Christopher Booker. The collapse of the euro: The most obvious place for disintegration to begin was the single currency Twelve years ago, I stood on the plinth of Nelson’s Column in the pouring rain, addressing a crowd of 10,000 people. We had marched through central London in the biggest ever demonstration against Britain joining the euro, a course then being daily urged on us by the BBC, with the aid of such Euro-zealots as Michael Heseltine, Chris Patten, Kenneth Clarke and Sir Leon Brittan. At the...
  • 'The US Has Lived on Borrowed Money for Too Long'

    11/09/2010 8:51:54 AM PST · by skimbell · 26 replies
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | 11/08/2010 | Interview With German Finance Minister Schäuble
    In an interview with SPIEGEL, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, 68, criticizes US calls for Germany to reduce exports, outlines his plans for an insolvency framework for indebted European nations and the emphasizes the significance of the German-French axis for Europe...
  • European Modeling (A much-maligned region is far more heterogeneous than you might think)

    11/05/2010 6:48:22 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/05/2010 | Duncan Currie
    France has been convulsed by violent demonstrations against modest pension reforms. Britain is imposing a tough fiscal “austerity” regime to plug a cavernous budget gap. Crisis-torn Greece is struggling to avoid a sovereign-debt default. Ireland, Portugal, and Spain are grappling with their own major-league financial woes. Is it fair to say that the much-ballyhooed European model is crumbling? That depends on which “European model” you’re referring to. Though Western Europe is often lazily portrayed as a monolithic bastion of welfare-state sclerosis, it is in fact robustly heterogeneous. France has a brittle pension system and rigid labor markets, but the Dutch,...
  • A View From Europe: An Italian Jurist’s Observations About The New Black Panther Case

    10/31/2010 2:06:30 PM PDT · by Miami Vice · 29 replies
    The Bulletin ^ | 10-31-10 | Rosa Anna Tremoglie
    The controversy surrounding the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case is disconcerting. The allegations that the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is not enforcing civil rights laws in a race-neutral manner is disturbing on several levels - as a European, an Italian, a woman and a judge. The accusations made by two Justice Department attorneys who worked in the Civil Rights Division ...
  • NAACP and It's "Usefulness"

    10/29/2010 12:57:42 PM PDT · by Meggers · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Flagged For Removal ^ | 10/29/2010 | Meg Kelso
    If I weren't getting so used to the inequity of political correctness, I would be stunned at this: The Fresh Prince happened to be on TV while I was surfing the Internet and of course, the commercials are aimed toward the largest audience for such programming, black people. For a moment my jaw dropped as I watched the commercial that caught my attention as soon as I heard "black people meet" in the background. To be sure, I checked and was redirected to a dating site for Generation X'ers that never once mentioned race. I don't know why...
  • Planned Mosque Sparks Controversy in Russia

    10/21/2010 1:47:58 PM PDT · by FromLori · 15 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 10/19/10 | Maxim Kireev
    The leaders of Moscow's 1.5 million strong Muslim community say they desperately need more places of worship. But a plan to build a new mosque has run into local opposition which is being fuelled by nationalists calling for a "clean Moscow" without Muslims and foreigners. Small trees are supposed to be keeping the Muslims out of Tekstilshchiki, a district in south eastern Moscow. A young man sets to work with his shovel, pushing it into the earth with a determined kick. Then he places a seedling into the hole and sprinkles earth over it. Using her watering can, Maria Sotova...
  • Prominent European Islamic Terrorist Renounces Extremism

    10/19/2010 8:48:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 10/19/10 | Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
    A key figure in one of Europe's most infamous Islamic extremist networks has written a public letter renouncing whole swathes of the ideology that led him to try to murder non-believers. On Saturday a Dutch newspaper published what Jason Walters, an imprisoned member of the Netherlands-based "Hofstad Group," calls a "review document." The letter offers a window into the mind of a man who dedicated his life to spreading a militant version of Islam, by force when he deemed it necessary. It joins a small but important list of similar recantations, which have become a tool for counterterrorism officials seeking
  • Italy to become next European country to ban burka

    10/07/2010 3:07:57 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:41 PM on 7th October 2010 | By Nick Pisa
    Italy is set to become the next European country to ban the burka after a government report ruled in favour of the proposed legislation. MPs from the anti-immigration Northern League party, a member of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s ruling right wing coalition, have presented the proposal in a bill.