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  • Swedish Authorities Unsure of How to Deal with Refugee Violence [semi-satire]

    01/30/2016 1:19:07 PM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 Jan 2016 | John Semmens
    After a contingent of ten police officers were scared off from rescuing a ten-year-old rape victim from a refugee center, authorities professed themselves to be at a loss for what to do next. "The ardor with which the Muslim mob attacked the police seeking to remove the boy from the center has caused us to reexamine our premises," National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson admitted. "To us, the idea of grown men sexually abusing this young boy is repugnant. But are we guilty of projecting our own values onto another culture?" "I am told that keeping such boys on hand for...
  • Europeans think American’s “addiction” to air conditioning is “stupid”

    07/23/2015 7:23:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/23/2015 | Bruce McQuain
    I know, I know … Europeans also believe in the fantasy that they can live in a socialist utopia of sorts and the bill will never come due too. Er, except in Greece, of course.This “new” outrage, though, is simply the usual Euro “superiority” fantasy. They always have a better/smarter/eco friendlier idea and we New Worlders, well, we’re wasteful, uncouth and unsophisticated barbarians, or something: Overall, it’s safe to say that Europe thinks America’s love of air-conditioning is actually quite daft. Europeans have wondered about this particular U.S. addiction for a while now: Back in 1992, Cambridge University Prof....
  • DNA Deciphers Roots of Modern Europeans

    06/10/2015 3:20:13 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 10, 2015 | By Carl Zimmer
    For centuries, archaeologists have reconstructed the early history of Europe by digging up ancient settlements and examining the items that their inhabitants left behind. More recently, researchers have been scrutinizing something even more revealing than pots, chariots and swords: DNA. On Wednesday in the journal Nature, two teams of scientists — one based at the University of Copenhagen and one based at Harvard University — presented the largest studies to date of ancient European DNA, extracted from 170 skeletons found in countries from Spain to Russia. Both studies indicate that today’s Europeans descend from three groups who moved into Europe...
  • You + Your Man Both Have Blue Eyes? You're Related, Says Science!

    03/08/2015 7:17:33 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 75 replies
    Your Tango ^ | March 8, 2015 | Nicole Weaver
    Do you have blues eyes? (Lucky you!) Are you dating someone with blue eyes? (Even luckier!) You may think the eye color similarity is no different than dating with someone with a similar hair color or skin tone, but science just revealed that BOOM: All people with blue eyes are genetically linked. Thus, you and your blue-eyed hunny are both definitely related somehow - and even weirder, your shared relative can be narrowed down to one ancestor! A study at University of Copenhagen found that because blue eyes are a genetic mutation — before said mutation, everyone in the world...
  • Europeans shot dead in Mali restaurant terror attack

    03/06/2015 10:36:04 PM PST · by barmag25 · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/6/15 | AFP
    Four people, including French and Belgian nationals, have been shot dead in a restaurant on a busy street in the Malian capital Bamak. Witnesses said they saw four people running away and shouting "God is Great" in Arabic ("Allahu Akbar") as they fired machine guns and throw a grenade at La Terrace in Bamako's lively Hippodrome district following the attack shortly after midnight. "This is a terrorist attack, although we're waiting for clarification. Provisionally, there are four dead - one French national, a Belgian and two Malians," a policeman told AFP, adding that the dead included a police officer passing...
  • Ferguson protests jump to London

    11/27/2014 9:34:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    upi ^ | Mary Papenfuss
    Ferguson protests against the police shooting of a black teenager have crossed the pond to England, where demonstrators gathered at the U.S. embassy in London.
  • European ISIS fighters: Are there really 3,000 jihadis?

    09/28/2014 7:08:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 09/28/2014 | David Clark Scott,
    How big is the homegrown ISIS threat? The European Union’s Anti-Terrorism Chief Gilles de Kerchove told the BBC Friday that the number of Islamic State fighters from Europe is "probably above 3.000, which is unprecedented." That statement prompted a number of sensational headlines - especially in Britain, where the Parliament voted Friday to join the airstrikes against ISIS. But 3,000 Islamic State fighters is probably an inflated figure. Mr. de Kerchove himself qualifies that total saying 3,000 includes all those who have been to the region, including those who have returned and those who have been killed there. The European...
  • Europeans descended from three ancient tribes

    09/18/2014 10:20:25 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/17/14 | Paul Rincon
    The modern European gene pool was formed when three ancient populations mixed within the last 7,000 years, Nature journal reports. Blue-eyed, swarthy hunters mingled with brown-eyed, pale skinned farmers as the latter swept into Europe from the Near East. But another, mysterious population with Siberian affinities also contributed to the genetic landscape of the continent. The findings are based on analysis of genomes from nine ancient Europeans. Agriculture originated in the Near East - in modern Syria, Iraq and Israel - before expanding into Europe around 7,500 years ago. It really does look like the indigenous West European hunter gatherers...
  • Europeans drawn from three 'tribes'

    09/17/2014 11:19:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    BBC News Science and Environment ^ | 09/17/2014 | By Paul Rincon
    The modern European gene pool was formed when three ancient populations mixed with one another within the last 7,000 years, Nature journal reports. Blue-eyed, swarthy hunters mingled with brown-eyed, pale skinned farmers as the latter swept into Europe from the Near East. But another, mysterious population with Siberian affinities also contributed to the genetic landscape of the continent. The findings are based analysis of the genomes of nine ancient Europeans. Agriculture originated in the Near East - in modern Syria, Iraq and Israel - before expanding into Europe around 7,500 years ago. Multiple lines of evidence suggested this new way...
  • Natural Selection Led To Different Features In Europeans As Recent As 5,000 Years Ago, Researchers

    04/06/2014 1:09:07 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    Bio News - Tx ^ | 3-13-2014 | Mike Nace
    Natural Selection Led To Different Features In Europeans As Recent As 5,000 Years Ago, According To Researchers Posted by: Mike Nace March 13, 2014 An increasing volume of archaeological research and effort has come to focus particularly on the genetic evolution and development of human beings since the last Ice Age. While the last glacial period ended about 10,000 years ago, promising, new research suggests that substantial evolution of the human species can now be evidenced even in peoples from as recently as 5,000 years ago — a relative blink of an eye in geological terms — thanks to cutting-edge...
  • PM Netanyahu says Iran deal a "historic mistake"

    11/24/2013 6:43:55 AM PST · by Amerisraelhere · 28 replies
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu characterized the agreement signed with Iran early Sunday morning as a historic mistake. Directly contrasting US President Barack Obama who praised the agreement as opening a "new path toward a world that is more secure," Netanyahu – speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting -- said the world has become more dangerous as a result.
  • How we Europeans differ from Americans

    10/09/2013 12:54:22 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 26 replies
    2013/09/10 | WesternCulture
    We Europeans secretly admire the US. Sometimes, we fail to understand America though and on such occasions it feels good to label Americans as "ignorant", "materialistic", "uncivilized" etc. Never mind. Let's continue to run the World together, but contribute to it in different manners. Below, some few clips illustrating what we Europeans do better than any other part of Humanity.
  • Americans Are Far More Compassionate than “Socially Conscious” Europeans

    08/02/2013 7:03:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    When I’m in Europe giving speeches and participating in conferences, it’s quite common that folks on the left will attempt to discredit my views by asserting that Americans are selfish and greedy.Since I’m generally sympathetic to Ayn Rand’s writings, I don’t see anything wrong with people striving to make themselves better off. Moreover, Adam Smith noted back in 1776 that the desire to earn more money leads other people to make our lives better. One of his most famous observations is that, “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect our dinner, but from their...
  • Cyprus told: take bank levy or leave euro

    03/24/2013 5:15:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3/24/2013 | Ian Traynor
    Wealthy Russians stand to lose billions of euros in Cypriot banks under draconian terms being hammered out on Sunday night in Brussels to prevent the Mediterranean tax haven becoming the first country forced out of the single currency. Negotiations got underway amid a hardening of the stance held by the International Monetary Fund and Germany, who insisted that depositors must take the hit for bailing out the eurozone's latest crisis economy. There were signs of panic in Cyprus as a €100 (Ł85) limit was imposed on ATM withdrawals, with more stringent capital controls to follow if a deal is reached....
  • Obama’s Amazing Achievements: His military intervention prompted some stunning reversals. (VDH)

    03/31/2011 12:50:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 31, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Obama’s Amazing AchievementsHis military intervention prompted some stunning reversals. By bombing Libya, President Obama has accomplished some things once thought absolutely impossible in America:(a) War-mongering liberals: Liberals are now chest-thumping about military “progress” in Libya. Even liberal television and radio commentators cite ingenious reasons why an optional, preemptive American intervention in an oil-producing Arab country, without prior congressional approval or majority public support — and at a time of soaring deficits — is well worth supporting, in a sort of “my president, right or wrong,” fashion. Apparently, liberal foreign policy is returning to the pre-Vietnam days of the hawkish “best...
  • Europeans to Hezbullah: Just not in my backyard

    11/25/2012 11:12:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 11/25/12 | Carl In Jerusalem
    Some of you may remember the picture above and the post that went with it. The picture was taken at the train station in Bologna, Italy on August 2, 1980. I missed being there by a couple of days. Italy thought it had a deal with the PLO not to carry out terror attacks on its soil. It was wrong. The European Union is about to repeat the mistake. The EU may declare Hezbullah a designated terror organization, but only if they reach the conclusion that Hezbullah was behind the terror attack at a Bulgarian airport a few months ago....
  • DNA analysis shakes up Neandertal theories

    04/06/2012 10:21:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    Binghamton.edu ^ | April 4, 2012 | Gail Glover
    Focusing on mitochondrial DNA sequences from 13 Neandertal individuals, including a new sequence from the site of Valdegoba cave in northern Spain, the research team found some surprising results. When they started looking at the DNA, a clear pattern emerged. Neandertal individuals from Western Europe that were older than 50,000 years and individuals from sites in western Asia and the Middle East showed a high degree of genetic variation, on par with what might be expected from a species that had been abundant in an area for a long period of time. In fact, the amount of genetic variation was...
  • Greece lightning: Default fears return

    11/01/2011 1:38:15 PM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 11.1.2011 | Paul La Monica
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- How does one say "Oy vey!" in Greek? I'm starting to think that the nasty NBA lockout will end -- or in related news, Kim Kardashian will meet, marry and divorce another out-of-work hoops player -- before the Europe financial soap opera finally ends. Greece dropped a major bombshell on the markets late Monday. Greek prime minister (and Cliff Clavin look-alike ... Norm!) George Papandreou announced there would be a national referendum vote on the bailout agreement reached last week by European leaders. "I am surprised by this development. It seems to have come out of...
  • British royals 'used to be cannibals dining on human flesh'

    05/21/2011 7:50:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Metro.co.uk ^ | May 20, 2011 | Metro.co.uk
    But now a new reason has emerged why the royals might be a particularly interesting subject, with the revelation that they used to dine on human flesh. Kate and Wills will hopefully not follow the cannibal traditions of their ancestors (PA) According to a new book on medicinal cannibalism, written by University of Durham academic Dr Richard Sugg, well-off and well-educated Brits used to eat human flesh, blood and bones as medicine. This practice apparently took place in other parts of Europe as well up until the end of the 18th century. While referring to the barbarity of cannibals in...
  • Europeans never had Neanderthal neighbors. Russian find suggests Neanderthals died out earlier.

    05/11/2011 7:41:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 144 replies
    Nature News ^ | 05/11/2011 | Ewen Callaway
    The first humans to reach Europe may have found it a ghost world. Carbon-dated Neanderthal remains from the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains suggest that the archaic species had died out before modern humans arrived. The remains are almost 10,000 years older than expected. They come from just one cave in western Russia, called Mezmaiskaya, but bones at other Neanderthal sites farther west could also turn out to be more ancient than previously thought, thanks to a precise carbon-dating technique, says Thomas Higham, a palaeoanthropologist at the University of Oxford, UK, and a co-author of a study published this week...
  • Netanyahu’s time to choose

    04/29/2011 10:50:01 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Caroline Glick
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s response to the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority’s peace deal with Hamas would be funny if it weren’t tragic. Immediately after the news broke of the deal Netanyahu announced, “The PA must choose either peace with Israel or peace with Hamas. There is no possibility for peace with both.” Netanyahu’s statement is funny because it is completely absurd. The PA has chosen. The PA made the choice in 2000 when it rejected Israel’s offer of peace and Palestinian statehood and joined forces with Hamas to wage a terror war against Israel. The PA made the choice in 2005...
  • Capturing of White European Slaves by the Barbary Corsairs

    03/25/2011 3:16:32 PM PDT · by Christus_Rex · 20 replies
    Islam Watch ^ | March 19, 2011 | Dr. Radhasyam Brahmachari
    But few of know that even those European nations were under the threat of piracy and depredations by Muslim pirates from North Africa. These Barbary pirates used to intercept commercial vessels in the sea, loot the merchandise as booty and capture white Europeans sailors as slaves for selling in the slave-markets of the Middle East and other Muslim countries. In addition to mid-sea piracy, they used to launch raids in the coastal villages of Europe and capture both male and female Europeans and forced slavery on them. “Pirate raids for the acquisition of slaves occurred in towns and villages on...
  • Why Does Uncle Stupid Have to Handle Libya?

    03/04/2011 3:58:40 AM PST · by Scanian · 5 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 04, 2011 | James Lewis
    Europe is the world's hostile-dependent Welfare Queen, and it is high time for the United States to stop indulging Europe's childish irresponsibility. The Euromedia are constantly telling us they have the answer to the world's problems, and just to prove it, they never actually do anything but criticize Uncle Sam. They call our indulgence of their hostile dependent rage "American Imperialism." The average lefthead in Europe is convinced that all the world's troubles can be blamed on us, and that Progress and International Love and Peace are bound to come... whenever. Meantime they celebrate their own morally superiority and never...
  • French daily: "Over 100 Europeans in al-Qaeda training camps"

    02/07/2011 1:16:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Deutsche Presse-Agentur ^ | 2/7/11 | Staff
    Paris - Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda terrorist network is stepping up its recruitment of European combatants with a view to striking more targets in Europe, a leading French newspaper reported Monday, quoting secret service documents. Le Figaro quoted a confidential French secret service memo as saying over 100 Europeans were undergoing training in al-Qaeda camps along the Pakistani-Afghan border, compared with 'a few isolated cases' three years ago. Authorities in France were on high alert for possible plots against French targets, the newspaper reported.
  • Israeli Bank, Owned by Europeans, Cuts Off Yesha (The West Bank)

    07/28/2010 7:48:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 7/28/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The parent bank of Dexia Bank, owned by French and Belgian interests, has notified regional councils in Judea and Samaria it is cutting off their line of credit. The Dexia Bank in Israel denies accusations that the decision was based on poliitcal considerations. The Israeli bank, which is the official supplier of credit to the regional councils, asked them to close their accounts. The parent bank's French officials ordered the move, which has left leaders in Judea and Samaria in shock. The Dexia Group in 2001 bought the Israeli Municipality Treasure Bank and established Dexia Israel.
  • Europeans Fear Crisis Threatens Liberal Benefits

    05/23/2010 3:58:51 PM PDT · by Leisler · 21 replies · 847+ views
    PARIS — Across Western Europe, the “lifestyle superpower,” the assumptions and gains of a lifetime are suddenly in doubt. The deficit crisis that threatens the euro has also undermined the sustainability of the European standard of social welfare, built by left-leaning governments since the end of World War II. Europeans have boasted about their social model, with its generous vacations and early retirements, its national health care systems and extensive welfare benefits, contrasting it with the comparative harshness of American capitalism. Europeans have benefited from low military spending, protected by NATO and the American nuclear umbrella. They have also translated...
  • Crisis Imperils Liberal Benefits Long Expected by Europeans [Keep Importing More Third World!]

    05/22/2010 5:23:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies · 595+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 22nd 2010 | STEVEN ERLANGER
    Crisis Imperils Liberal Benefits Long Expected by Europeans By STEVEN ERLANGER May 22, 2010 PARIS — Across Western Europe, the “lifestyle superpower,” the assumptions and gains of a lifetime are suddenly in doubt. The deficit crisis that threatens the euro has also undermined the sustainability of the European standard of social welfare, built by left-leaning governments since the end of World War II. Europeans have boasted about their social model, with its generous vacations and early retirements, its national health care systems and extensive welfare benefits, contrasting it with the comparative harshness of American capitalism. Europeans have benefited from low...
  • NY Times: Crisis Imperils Liberal Benefits Long Expected by Europeans

    05/22/2010 9:14:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies · 1,046+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2010 | By STEVEN ERLANGER
    PARIS — Across Western Europe, the “lifestyle superpower,” the assumptions and gains of a lifetime are suddenly in doubt. The deficit crisis that threatens the euro has also undermined the sustainability of the European standard of social welfare, built by left-leaning governments since the end of World War II. Europeans have boasted about their social model, with its generous vacations and early retirements, its national health care systems and extensive welfare benefits, contrasting it with the comparative harshness of American capitalism. Europeans have benefited from low military spending, protected by NATO and the American nuclear umbrella. They have also translated...
  • How’s That Working Out for You President Obama?

    11/01/2009 3:57:39 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 10 replies · 797+ views
    From Sea To Shining Sea ^ | 11/1/09 | Purple Mountains
    Patriotic Americans who love their country were furious and embarrassed when President Obama began his administration by apologizing to various countries (especially Muslim countries and throughout Europe) for the supposed misdeeds and slights by past administrations. Some of this appalling behavior was conducted in the shadow of thousands of crosses and stars over the graves of American servicemen buried in Europe (a list of many of the countries freed by American soldiers is at the end of this piece). Then, to raise the level of ignorance and stupidity to new heights, Obama overturned decades of American commitment to freedom by...
  • Arabism's racism on Caucasians, anti-white racism by Arabs

    04/14/2009 1:15:01 AM PDT · by Masti · 18 replies · 1,671+ views
    SHEIK Taj Din al-Hilali: "The Western people are the biggest liars and oppressors and especially the English race," the Mufti of Australia said in Arabic during the extensive interview in Egypt, his birthplace. [source]On the racist gang rape spree by Arab Lebanese people|Lebanese in Australia targeting specifically white girls, From the Sydney Morning Herald 2002 Racist rapes: Finally the truth comes out, So now we know the facts, straight from the Supreme Court, that a group of Lebanese Muslim gang rapists from south-western Sydney hunted their victims on the basis of their ethnicity and subjected them to hours of degrading,...
  • TOP ARTICLE | The Dream [Obama] Endures

    11/07/2008 1:01:44 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 14 replies · 548+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 8 Nov 2008, 0032 hrs IST | Ian Buruma
    Why do Europeans adore America’s president-elect, Barack Obama? Stupid question, you might say. He is young, handsome, smart, inspiring, educated, cosmopolitan, and above all, he promises a radical change from the most unpopular American administration in history. Compare that to his rival John McCain, who talked about change, but to most Europeans represented the opposite.And yet, there is something odd about the European mania for a black American politician, even as we all know that a black president or prime minister (let alone one whose middle name is Hussein) is still unthinkable in Europe. Or perhaps that is precisely the...
  • Ryanair ‘defends right of Swedish girls to take their clothes off’

    10/10/2008 7:14:49 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 41 replies · 66,398+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 10/10/2008 | David Landes
    Ryanair on Friday claimed Sweden's Trade Ethical Council against Sexism in Advertising (ERK) was out of touch with the "Britney Spears generation" after the agency accused the discount airline of running a sexist ad campaign. In defending the advertisement, Ryanair questioned whether the ERK accurately reflected the views of most Swedes. “We are sure that the anti-funsters at the ERK do not speak for the majority of the famously liberal and easy going Swedes,” the company said in a statement. “The ad simply reflects the way a lot of young girls like to dress. We hope the old farts at...
  • Financial Crisis Sparks Anti-American Fervor in Europe

    10/07/2008 11:51:55 AM PDT · by euroatlantic · 57 replies · 1,232+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 7, 2008 | Soeren Kern
    The global financial crisis is sparking a new wave of anti-Americanism in Europe, where the intensity of America-bashing in some countries is reaching levels not seen since the United States invaded Iraq in 2003. The turmoil on Wall Street has been greeted with a smug chorus of ridicule emanating from nearly every European country, whether big or small, rich or poor. The overwhelming sentiment among many political and media elites in Europe has been one of unabashed Schadenfreude over what they hope will bring a final, ignominious end to the much-hated “Anglo-Saxon economic model.” While much of the initial reaction...
  • Europeans on left and right ridicule U.S. money meltdown

    09/21/2008 9:30:07 AM PDT · by Sig Sauer P220 · 26 replies · 176+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/20/08 | Sebastian Rotella and Janet Stobart
    It's a rare day when finance officials, leftist intellectuals and ordinary salespeople can agree on something. But the economic meltdown that wrought its wrath from Rome to Madrid to Berlin this week brought Europeans together in a harsh chorus of condemnation of the excess and disarray on Wall Street.
  • Anti-Americanism in Europe Fueled by Ignorance

    09/15/2008 4:29:07 AM PDT · by Renfield · 69 replies · 262+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 9-15-08 | Soeren Kern
    More than 50 percent of Britons believe that polygamy is legal in the United States; in fact, it is illegal in all 50 states. Almost one-third of Britons believe that Americans who have not paid their hospital fees or insurance premiums are not entitled to emergency medical care; in fact, such treatment must be provided by law. Seventy percent of Britons think the United States has done a worse job than the European Union in reducing carbon emissions since 2000; in fact, America’s rate of growth of carbon emissions has decreased by almost ten percent since 2000, while that of...
  • An American in Washington

    06/24/2008 5:15:27 AM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 1 replies · 170+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 24, 2008 | Jeffrey Lord
    Tim Russert was an American. I'm not using the term in its patriotic sense, although he certainly was not just a patriot but an unabashed one at that. No, Tim Russert was an American in that very particular fashion that makes Americans the most distinctive breed of humans on the planet. He was an American in precisely the cultural sense that causes European elites -- and all too frequently our own -- to grind their teeth and look down their noses with such haughty disdain at the one population on earth composed of the entire world's rejects, refugees and descendants...
  • A hazardous comparison

    03/04/2008 4:48:37 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 182+ views
    The Economist ^ | Feb 28th 2008 | Staff
    ANYBODY who dabbles in transatlantic affairs has come across one giant stereotype: Americans admire risk-takers, whereas Europeans (at least in the rich, stable parts of the continent) are instinctively risk-averse, expecting the state to shield them from all sorts of dangers, including their own folly. Move a bit farther east to the ex-communist world, especially Russia, and you enter a place where things seem to have gone from one extreme to another: from an all-demanding, all-protective state to a free-for-all where life is full of deadly dangers, about which even the prudent can't do very much. Like most windy generalisations,...
  • Gene Expression Differences Between Europeans And Africans Affect Response To Drugs, Infections

    02/29/2008 1:42:09 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 186+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2-29-2008 | University of Chicago Medical Center
    Gene Expression Differences Between Europeans And Africans Affect Response To Drugs, Infections ScienceDaily (Feb. 29, 2008) — Differences in gene expression levels between people of European versus African ancestry can affect how each group responds to certain drugs or fights off specific infections, report researchers from the University of Chicago Medical Center and the Expression Research Laboratory at Affymetrix Inc. of Santa Clara, CA. Researchers used Affymetrix exon arrays to show that expression levels for nearly five percent of the 9,156 human genes they studied varied significantly between individuals of European and African ancestry. The research team took an unbiased...
  • "Where Have All the Soldiers Gone": War's vanishing world in Europe

    02/13/2008 9:21:31 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 36 replies · 56+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | February 8, 2008 | Geoffrey Wheatcroft
    At the time of the World Cup the summer before last, there was a nice cartoon in the papers by Oliphant, with two panels. One showed "Soccer as seen by Americans," a group of dainty chaps prancing lightly across the grass with purses dangling from their limp wrists, and the other, "American football as seen by Europeans," a heap of brutally moronic humanoids using severed limbs to batter each others' brains out. Yes, that sums up this reciprocal perception rather well - and it might have hinted at a contrast going beyond sports. The delicate midfield artists of Barcelona and...
  • France divided as Sarkozy woos US

    11/09/2007 5:33:52 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 61 replies · 78+ views
    news.bbc.co.uk ^ | 11/08/2007 | Hugh Schofield
    That Nicolas Sarkozy is France's most pro-American president in generations - in fact, come to think of it, ever - there is no reason to argue over. It is the one point on which both he and his enemies would agree. A man who declared his intention on going to Washington of "reconquering the heart of America" - and who in his speech to Congress cited Elvis Presley, Charlton Heston and Neil Armstrong as his heroes - is clearly not lukewarm about "les Etats-Unis".
  • Pope blasts Europeans for not having enough children

    09/08/2007 7:00:51 AM PDT · by RckyRaCoCo · 144 replies · 1,776+ views
    AFP ^ | 09-08-2007
    MARIAZELL, Austria (AFP) — Pope Benedict XVI blasted Europeans for being selfish and not having enough children, in a sermon on Saturday at the 850-year-old pilgrimage site of Mariazell in Austria. "Europe has become child-poor. We want everything for ourselves and place little trust in the future," the pope told a crowd of faithful from his canopied area at an open-air mass that took place under heavy rain. But Benedict held out hope, saying: "The earth will be deprived of a future only when the forces of the human heart and of reason illuminated by the heart are extinguished ....
  • The F-35 Edge

    08/17/2007 5:38:27 AM PDT · by Renfield · 67 replies · 2,307+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 8-17-07 | Harold C. Hutchison
    August 16, 2007: Is the F-35 overhyped? That is one question that is being asked in light of both American refusal to release the source code for software, as well as the climbing price (up to $63 million per plane). The real answer depends on what competing aircraft have to offer. How does the F-35 compare in the air-to-air mission against likely competitors like the French Rafale, the Swedish Gripen, and the multi-national Eurofighter? All of European planes boast some of the best electronics suites that have ever provided for a combat aircraft. All are capable of high speed (over...
  • First Europeans Came From Asia, Not Africa, Tooth Study Suggests

    08/08/2007 9:17:01 AM PDT · by BGHater · 35 replies · 907+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 06 Aug 2007 | Kate Ravilious
    Europe's first early human colonizers were from Asia, not Africa, a new analysis of more than 5,000 ancient teeth suggests. Researchers had traditionally assumed that Europe was settled in waves starting around two million years ago, as our ancient ancestors—collectively known as hominids—came over from Africa. But the shapes of teeth from a number of hominid species suggest that arrivals from Asia played a greater role in colonizing Europe than hominids direct from Africa. These Asian hominids may have originally come from Africa, the scientists note, but had evolved independently for some time. (Related: "Did Early Humans First Arise in...
  • Pope: Creation vs. evolution clash an ‘absurdity’

    07/25/2007 12:57:22 PM PDT · by mngran · 382 replies · 5,210+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/24/2007
    Pope Benedict XVI said the debate raging in some countries — particularly the United States and his native Germany — between creationism and evolution was an “absurdity,” saying that evolution can coexist with faith. The pontiff, speaking as he was concluding his holiday in northern Italy, also said that while there is much scientific proof to support evolution, the theory could not exclude a role by God. “They are presented as alternatives that exclude each other,” the pope said. “This clash is an absurdity because on one hand there is much scientific proof in favor of evolution, which appears as...
  • Mexican Movement

    07/08/2007 11:52:47 AM PDT · by em2vn · 41 replies · 1,816+ views
    discoverthenetwork ^ | 07-08-7 | olin tezcatlitoca
    * Believes that North America was unjustly "stolen" from its rightful owners by white Europeans * Rejects the legitimacy of any North or Central American nation named or established by Europeans * Advocates open borders * Calls for the expulsion of all whites from North America
  • Get Immigration Right

    05/28/2007 12:50:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 77 replies · 1,681+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 28, 2007 | Michael Barone
    As the Senate is mulling the details of a compromise immigration bill hammered together by the odd couple of Sens. Edward Kennedy and Jon Kyl, and as members of Congress hear from their constituents over the Memorial Day recess, it may be worthwhile to put the issue in historical context. For most of our history, the United States had no restrictions on immigration at all. I am told that my Canadian-born grandfather was a "nickel immigrant": He took the five-cent ferry from Windsor, Ontario, north to Detroit roundabout 1896. This situation resulted from America's strong demand for labor, coupled with...
  • European Man Found in Ancient Chinese Tomb, Study Reveals

    05/26/2007 5:45:03 AM PDT · by Renfield · 59 replies · 3,022+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 5-24-07 | Stefan Lovgren
    Human remains found in a 1,400-year-old Chinese tomb belonged to a man of European origin, DNA evidence shows. Chinese scientists who analyzed the DNA of the remains say the man, named Yu Hong, belonged to one of the oldest genetic groups from western Eurasia. The tomb, in Taiyuan in central China, marks the easternmost spot where the ancient European lineage has been found (see China map). "The [genetic group] to which Yu Hong belongs is the first west Eurasian special lineage that has been found in the central part of ancient China," said Zhou Hui, head of the DNA laboratory...
  • 39% of Europeans bemoan Jews' influence in business world...

    05/14/2007 2:48:01 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 19 replies · 809+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/14/2007 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Europe still has not learned a lesson since WWII.
  • How Europeans Got To Europe

    05/03/2007 9:29:03 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 1,011+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | 4-23-2007 | Nicholas Bakalar
    How Europeans Got to Europe45,000-year-old carvings found in Russia by Nicholas Bakalar Carved bone and ivory tools, excavated in Russia, made by early humans more than 40,000 years ago. (Courtesy of A.A. Sinitsyn) It has been widely assumed that modern humans—Homo sapiens—first traveled out of Africa and settled in central and Western Europe before heading to Eastern Europe. That may not be the case. Recent finds from a site in Russia about 250 miles south of Moscow suggest that the first humans in Europe were Eastern European.The discoveries include bone and carved ivory artifacts. Researchers calculated the date they were...
  • Early Europeans Unable To Stomach Milk

    02/26/2007 3:28:35 PM PST · by blam · 60 replies · 1,083+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 2-26-2007 | Roxanne Khamsi
    Early Europeans unable to stomach milk 22:00 26 February 2007 NewScientist.com news service Roxanne Khamsi Researchers analysing the DNA in Neolithic human remains claim to have uncovered the first direct evidence that modern humans have evolved changes in response to natural selection. Just 7000 years ago, Europeans were unable to digest milk, according to a new analysis of fossilised bone samples – nowadays more than 90% of this population can. Europeans must have incurred a rapid change in their genetic make-up because it held an evolutionary advantage for them to be able to digest milk, says Mark Thomas at University...