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  • German Rapper Embraces Islam - Self-Detonates Shortly Thereafter

    04/22/2014 7:52:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 60 replies
    The Natinal ^ | April 22, 2014
    German rapper turned Islamist militant killed in Syria suicide attack BEIRUT // A German former rapper who joined jihadists fighting in Syria has been killed in a suicide bombing carried out by rival fighters. Denis Mamadou Cuspert, who rapped under the name Deso Dogg but took on the name Abu Talha Al Almani in Syria, was reported to have been killed in a suicide attack on Sunday in an eastern province. He was a member of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and was reportedly killed in a double suicide bombing carried out by Al Nusra Front,...
  • Dutch BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions) Twitter Account Using Image of Anne Frank in Keffiyeh

    01/03/2014 11:01:47 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    the algemeiner ^ | January 2, 2014 | Gidon Ben-zvi
    Dutch BDS Twitter Account Using Image of Anne Frank in Keffiyeh A Twitter account belonging to “@BDSAmsterdam“ is using an outrageous image of Anne Frank dressed in a red keffiyeh, Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported on Thursday. As part of an ongoing campaign to portray Israel as an apartheid state, a Netherlands-based branch of the anti-Israel BDS (‘Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions’) movement, which tweets from the handle, is warping the iconic image of one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust in order to forward its political aims, Ma’ariv said. An active Twitter page, @BDS Amsterdam is refreshed every...
  • c. 1910: Vintage Photo ... "Zombie" Shambles Across a Bridge in Arnhem, Netherlands

    10/01/2013 6:55:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Retronaut (via Flickr) ^ | 1910 | Blacque Jacques
    1910 circa - Rosendaal bij Arnhem - Kettingbrug - historical zombie A vintage photo (postcard) from 1910 of a purported "zombie" shambling across a bridge in Arnhem, Netherlands.
  • Should the US Switch to a Parliamentary System? (This Question Hasn't Been Asked Since Jimmy Carter)

    04/23/2013 6:28:06 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Pacific Standard Magazine ^ | April 9, 2013 | Seth Masket
    Institutions Worthy of Our Parties: Should the U.S. Switch to a Parliamentary System? Efforts to curb legislative partisanship have weak track records, so maybe we should consider changing the other side of the equation in order to establish a government that can actually get things done. Rick Hasen has a really interesting paper up discussing partisan polarization and the possibility of changing the Constitution to deal with it. (And you should really read Jonathan Bernstein’s response, too.) Hasen starts off by asking whether we should be considering moving toward a more parliamentary style of government. It’s a fair question. We...
  • Marilyn Manson Stars In Saint Laurent Ad (Golux take)

    03/30/2013 9:59:09 AM PDT · by golux · 36 replies
    Billboard ^ | March 29, 2013 | Gregory DelliCarpini Jr.
    Marilyn Manson is the latest musician tapped by mega fashion brand Saint Laurent to star in their newest ad. Creative Director Hedi Slimane chose Manson to star in the brand’s newest menswear campaign. Slimane seems to have an obsession with selecting edgy singers from the ‘90s to front his ads... The eerie ad is comprised of a close-up shot of Manson featuring the singer in thick eyeliner, black lipstick and a shiny leather jacket. Goth-grunge is hot right now... Although a bit surprising seeing Manson star in a fashion ad, his sinister look perfectly accentuates the French fashion line’s dark...
  • Pepe Le Pew! France: One in 29 Don't Shower Even Once a WEEK - 13% Don't Wash After Using Toilet

    10/17/2012 3:18:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 17 October 2012 | David Harding
    One in 29 French people don't take a shower even once a WEEK - while 13% do not wash their hands after using the toilet One in 29 people in France only take a shower once a week, according to a new survey. The study into French washing habits also found that one in five do not shower every day. On the other end of the scale, 11.5 per cent of French men and women shower several times daily. Hand washing, too, is ‘not always a priority for the French,’ said pollster BVA, which was commissioned to carry out the...
  • (It's a Good Life ...) Mass Killer's Norwegian Prison Cell Has Treadmill, Computer Access

    08/22/2012 3:10:56 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 22, 2012 | FoxNews.com
    Mass killer's Norwegian prison cell has treadmill, computer access Accused mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik's Norwegian prison cell is more spacious than most New York City apartments. The confessed killer, who will receive his sentence Friday for killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage at a youth camp, was transported Wednesday to Norway's Ila Prison, just outside Oslo. The high-security prison offers Breivik not one, but three 86-square-foot cells. One cell functions as a bedroom, another as an exercise room, complete with treadmill, and the third is a study, where Breivik can use a laptop computer. Officials at...
  • Indigestion for ‘les Riches’ in a Plan for Higher Taxes

    08/07/2012 7:40:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 8/7/2012 | LIZ ALDERMAN
    PARIS — The call to Vincent Grandil’s Paris law firm began like many others that have rolled in recently. On the line was the well-paid chief executive of one of France’s most profitable companies, and he was feeling nervous. President François Hollande is vowing to impose a 75 percent tax on the portion of anyone’s income above a million euros ($1.24 million) a year. “Should I be preparing to leave the country?” the executive asked Mr. Grandil. The lawyer’s counsel: Wait and see. For now, at least. “We’re getting a lot of calls from high earners who are asking whether...
  • French Admit They Are 'Rude, Stroppy, and Slothful'

    French admit they are 'rude, stroppy, and slothful' The French have admitted they are "rude, stroppy, and slothful" in a new survey about what they think of their own behaviour. The poll revealed 97 per cent of Paris public transport users believed fellow travellers were "ill-mannered" and lacked civility. The biggest gripe was people forcing their way onto trains before other passengers had got off. Other irritations were passengers talking too loudly on mobile phones, and people sprawling over two seats in packed carriages. Also included in the list of annoyances were queue-jumping at ticket counters, leaping over barriers without...
  • Welcome To The World's Nicest Prison (Summer-Camp-Like Island Prison in Southern Norway)

    05/25/2012 9:07:16 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    ABC 7 News Denver ^ | May 24, 2012 | John D. Sutter CNN
    Welcome To The World's Nicest Prison BASTOY, Norway (CNN) -- Jan Petter Vala, who is serving a prison sentence for murder, has hands the size of dinner plates and shoulders like those of an ox. In an alcoholic rage, he used his brutish strength to strangle his girlfriend to death a few years ago. On a recent Thursday, however, at this summer-camp-like island prison in southern Norway, where convicts hold keys to their rooms and there are no armed guards or fences, Vala used those same enormous hands to help bring life into the world. The 42-year-old murderer stood watch...
  • 'You are swine and infidels' . . . secret insults at wedding blessing in paradise

    12/30/2011 10:09:11 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 26 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 Oct 2010 | Anita Singh
    The couple chose an idyllic resort in the Maldives as the perfect place to renew their marriage vows and pledge everlasting love. But their happiness has turned to humiliation after the wedding video was posted on YouTube and subtitles disclosed that their "Islamic blessing", which was conducted by a hotel employee in the native Dhivehi language, was in fact a stream of insults. "You are swine. The children that you bear from this marriage will all be bastard swine. Your marriage is not a valid one," he intoned as the couple held up their hands in prayer, blissfully unaware of...
  • Report: S&P to place ALL 17 Euro nations on downgrade warning

    12/05/2011 1:53:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/05/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Ahead of a planned summit of European Union leaders, the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s has put all 17 Euro nations on review for a credit downgrade, which means France and Germany could lose the pristine AAA ratings they presently enjoy, Bloomberg News is reporting. The euro area’s six AAA rated countries are among the nations to be placed on a negative outlook pending the result of a summit of European Union leaders on Dec. 9, the people said today on condition of anonymity because the decision has yet to be announced. The euro reversed its gains and U.S. Treasuries rose...
  • Joe Biden "Jokes" About Bringing Hundreds Of Millions Of US Taxpayer Dollars To Bail out Greece

    12/05/2011 11:50:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/05/2011 | Tyler Durden
    Vice President Joe Biden, now best known for being the man who relies primarily on Jon Corzine for financial advice, continued his recent roll of epic linguistic blunders this morning. As Reuters reports, the VP, "joked during a visit to debt-choked Athens on Monday about bringing money to help Greece out of its deepest financial crisis in decades. Introducing a member of his delegation during a meeting with Greek President Karolos Papoulias, Biden said: "This man represents the Treasury department. He's brought hundreds of millions of dollars." His comments drew laughs from both the Greek and U.S. delegations." It...
  • Irish irate as Bundestag sees budget first

    11/18/2011 2:55:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    The Local ^ | 18 Nov 11 10:39 CET
    The Irish and German governments became entangled in a spat on Thursday after details of the Irish budget were given to the German Bundestag, before being presented to the Irish parliament, the Dáil. The sensitive plans, including a two-percent increase in the top value added tax (VAT) and a €100 household tax, were sent by the German finance ministry—along with a letter of intent from the Irish Finance Minister—to the Bundestag budgetary committee. This provoked outrage in Ireland, and denials from Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny that he had given the information to the Germans. Irish opposition parties said if...
  • The EU at a glance

    04/16/2011 5:38:02 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Europa ^ | this it timeless | some committee of moonbats
    Did you know that the EU has ensured that there has been no war between its members for last 60 years?
  • German-designed house makes enough power to charge an electric car

    12/14/2010 7:45:26 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 36 replies · 2+ views
    Inhabit.com ^ | 12/14/10 | Andrew Michler
    Saw this article today from a link a friend sent me. He thought it was cool. Apparently, the University of Stuttgart has designed a house that generates enough power that you can charge your electric vehicle without plugging into the power grid.
  • Republican hopefuls deny global warming(The horror,the horror;)

    09/14/2010 1:56:56 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    .guardian.co.uk ^ | Tuesday 14 September 2010 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Report reveals all bar one of party's 48 mid-term election candidates are sceptical about climate changeAll but one of the 48 Republican hopefuls for the Senate mid-term elections in November deny the existence of climate change or oppose action on global warming, according to a report released today.The strong Republican front against established science includes entrenched Senate leaders as well as the new wave of radical conservatives endorsed by the Tea Party activists, says a report by the Centre for American Progress.
  • Now Everyone Can Have A Nobel Peace Prize (Satire by The People's Cube)

    10/10/2009 9:32:50 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies · 842+ views
    The People's Cube ^ | 10/9/2009, | Superkommissar Maksim
    Do you miss those days in Little League when everyone received a trophy no matter how poorly you played? Now glory can be yours, for the Nobel Peace Prize is within reach of even the most incompetent fools. Just open a box of Cracker Jack.
  • Obama wins the Nobel peace Prize

    10/09/2009 2:01:59 AM PDT · by Gigantor · 138 replies · 7,819+ views
    President Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize ABC NEws
  • Claim back holidays lost to sickness, says European Court of Justice

    09/15/2009 6:40:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies · 348+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/14/2009 | Richard Edwards
    The court ruled that employees had the right to ask for statutory leave to be "reallocated" when it was spoilt by sickness. Under the terms of the judgement, employees would even be allowed to carry any annual leave ruined by illness over into the next holiday year. The ruling is effectively a new interpretation of the European Working Time Directive on workers' hours, which applies in Britain across the entire private and public sector. Leading employment lawyers warned it would be costly for businesses and that it left "the door open for abuse" by unscrupulous employees seeking to bolster their...
  • BBC man leaves Washington, still patronising the hell out of ordinary Americans

    08/02/2009 9:34:20 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 58 replies · 2,538+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | August 3, 2009 | Damian Thompson
    It’s been a privilege, says the BBC’s North America editor Justin Webb, returning to London from DC after nearly eight years. And quite a privilege for America too, eh, Justin? Now, don’t get me wrong: this is not a man who despises ordinary American folks. On the contrary, he appreciates their curious ways: In more than seven years of life in America, I have come to value - to love, actually - the stolid, sunny, unchallenging, simple virtuousness of the American suburban psyche … Indeed, he forgives all manner of faults: And yet for all the ugliness, the deadening tawdriness...
  • Environmental disasters such as crimes against humanity (BARF ALERT -- but might become real)

    06/09/2009 10:54:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies · 343+ views
    Note: this is the Google automatic translation. The original is in Italian (at the link)     June 9 2009 - It is the proposal of Nobel Peace Prize in 1980, the Argentinean Adolfo Perez Esquivel, who through the 'International Academy of Environmental Sciences (IAES), which he chairs, has launched in recent days in Rome, the international campaign to collect signatures "Justice for Planet ", an initiative to support the creation of a European criminal court and international environmental havoc against the environmental equivalent to crimes against humanity (to participate in the petition, click here). The IAES, to which belong...
  • Swiss gigolo Helg Sgarbi admits blackmail

    03/09/2009 7:34:04 AM PDT · by pissant · 38 replies · 1,748+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 3/9/09 | Nick Squires
    Swiss con man Helg Sgarbi has been sentenced to six years in jail after admitting sleeping with and blackmailing a succession of rich women out of millions of pounds including BMW heiress Susanne Klatten. The 44-year-old wined and dined a string of rich wives and widows, including Germany's wealthiest woman Mrs Klatten, winning their confidence and then asking for money.
  • Analysis: Europe wants to love Obama

    11/05/2008 3:12:54 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 45 replies · 1,614+ views
    CNN ^ | Wednesday, November 7, 2008
    CNN) -- Europe's expectations of a Barack Obama presidency are vibrant, vast and probably incapable of fulfillment by any president, let alone one who will come to office in the middle of a worldwide economic crisis and with huge, unfinished business in Iraq and Afghanistan. There is no doubting the buzz and the optimism that the election victory of an African-American candidate has brought. Most in Europe are instinctively America's friends and, after the unilateralism of the Bush years, they want to have something to love about America again. Obama's arrival, they hope and believe, will give them that opportunity....
  • US left isolated over Nato plans to maintain relations with Russia

    08/19/2008 9:36:37 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 34 replies · 95+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | August 19, 2008 | Adrian Blomfield
    The United States has been left diplomatically isolated after European members of NATO moved to reject an American proposal to scale back ties with Moscow following Russia's invasion of Georgia. US diplomats attending an emergency NATO summit in Brussels had called on the alliance to suspend ministerial meetings with Russia, held twice a year, as a way of demonstrating the West's disapproval of the war. But other members of the alliance, including Britain, rejected the plan, saying that it would be foolish to isolate Russia. Instead diplomats released their strongly-worded statement, stopping short of concrete action, at least for now....
  • Swedish TV presenter 'flashed breast at old man'

    10/28/2007 7:04:16 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 55 replies · 3,787+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 10/27/2007 | TT/The Local
    A female television presenter on TV4 has been charged after flashing her breast to an elderly man in Humlegården park in Stockholm last summer. The stunt was to be part of comedy programme 'Raj Raj' but the man didn't see the funny side. Instead he reported the woman, who is now the subject of a police enquiry, reports Metro. Despite the fact that the presenter repeatedly apologised to the man and assured him that the scene would not be broadcast, he refused to withdraw his allegations. The episode was to be shown on what TV4 describes as 'a Swedish comedy...
  • The horrors of political correctness (get ready to blow your top)

    09/07/2007 9:44:25 AM PDT · by enough_idiocy · 22 replies · 1,659+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | September 6, 2007 02:30 PM | Michelle Malkin
    A homosexual foster couple were left free to sexually abuse vulnerable boys in their care because social workers feared being accused of discrimination if they investigated complaints, an inquiry concluded yesterday. Even when the mother of two of the children reported her suspicions to the council, officials accepted the men’s explanations and did nothing. Instead of banning children from staying with Faunch and Wathey, they sent youngsters with more serious problems to them. Between them, the couple abused four boys aged between eight and 14. Their victims included a 14-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism,who had a...
  • Kosovo Builds Statue To 'Saviour' Clinton (Good Grief!)

    05/24/2007 11:18:27 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies · 744+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 24/05/2007 | Telegraph.co.uk
    Kosovo Builds Statue To 'Saviour' Clinton Last Updated: 2:35am BST 24/05/2007 Kosovo Albanians plan to honour their “saviour” Bill Clinton by erecting a statue of the former United States president in the capital of Serbia’s breakaway province. Izeir Mustafa was thrilled to be asked to sculpt a statue of Bill Clinton The 10ft tall monument is still under construction in a studio in Podujevo, 40km north of Pristina. “He is our saviour. He saved us from extermination,” Izeir Mustafa, the sculptor, said. “I was thrilled by the work because I know what he did for us.” Kosovo has been under...
  • Angry Wolfowitz in four-letter tirade [old news]

    05/15/2007 3:10:50 PM PDT · by Enchante · 4 replies · 592+ views
    al-Guardian ^ | May 15, 2007 | Richard Adams
    The angry comments attributed to Mr Wolfowitz came from damning testimony by Xavier Coll, head of human resources at the bank, who provided investigators with his notes of a meeting with Mr Wolfowitz last year. The notes directly contradict Mr Wolfowitz's assertions that the details of Ms Riza's treatment were properly shared with senior bank officials. In March last year, when a mention of Ms Riza's secondment outside the bank to avoid rules about partners was first published in the magazine US News & World Report, an angry Mr Wolfowitz accused Mr Coll of leaking the information. According to Mr...
  • Sales of A380 not taking off

    03/18/2007 10:51:31 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 21 replies · 1,278+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 18, 2007 | JULIE JOHNSSON
    As the biggest commercial jet ever made swoops into Chicago for the first time Tuesday, Airbus SAS, the plane's European maker, has yet to find a U.S. airline buyer. Manufacturers typically show off new planes to buyers and members of the media through demonstration flights -- barnstorming tours such as this week's inaugural visit. That the A380 is stopping in the Midwest on its maiden voyage to the U.S. is no coincidence, analysts say. Elk Grove Township-based United Airlines and Minneapolis-based Northwest Airlines Corp. are considered the two likeliest purchasers in an otherwise tough market for the superjumbo jet. Airbus...
  • U.S. to Refuse Extradition of CIA Agents

    02/28/2007 7:58:04 AM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 645+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/28/7 | JAN SLIVA
    BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- A senior U.S. administration official on Wednesday warned that ongoing inquiries into secret CIA activities in the European Union may undermine intelligence cooperation between the United States and European nations. The European Parliament accused Britain, Poland, Italy and other nations in mid-February of colluding with the CIA to transport terror suspects to clandestine prisons in third countries. In a report that concluded a yearlong investigation, the parliament identified 1,254 secret CIA flights that entered the European airspace since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks on the United States. It said that these flights were against international...
  • LIVE THREAD: Rudy on H&C

    02/05/2007 6:00:44 PM PST · by Howlin · 1,393 replies · 15,505+ views
    On right now...
  • IKEA humour (kids with vibrators, parents caught while involved in "role play", moonshine parties..)

    01/24/2007 4:03:56 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 7 replies · 1,140+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 01/12/2007 | www.thelocal.se
    NOTICE: YOU'LL HAVE TO: 1. CLICK THE LINK TO THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE ABOVE (IN RED)OR IN MY POST BELOW, THEREAFTER 2. CLICK THE MONITORS IN ORDER TO DISPLAY THE CLIPS The Article: "The humour of IKEA A Norwegian IKEA ad is entertaining Scandinavians on Bubblare.se at the moment. It certainly casts new light on the oft-quoted Swedish adage that ‘we’re all farmers at heart’. Enjoy: (SEE MY POST BELOW OR CLICK THE LINK IN RED ABOVE) That prompted us to have a rummage for more humour from the furniture makers of Älmhult. This one, produced for the German market last...
  • Say Goodbye to Europe

    01/09/2007 5:57:13 PM PST · by quidnunc · 113 replies · 3,209+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | January 9, 2007 | Michael Freund
    If you ever wanted to see Paris or Rome before you die, but haven't had a chance to do so, you might want to hurry. Soon enough, most of what we now think of as Western Europe will be transformed into a branch of the Muslim world, which is sure to make it an even less welcoming place for Americans, Israelis and for Jews. That, at least, is the unpleasant, yet entirely unavoidable conclusion to be drawn from Europe's headlong demographic drive toward oblivion. Think I'm exaggerating? Consider a few cold hard facts. According to a recent report by the...
  • Media 'repulsed' by Saddam footage

    12/31/2006 1:21:48 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 126 replies · 9,716+ views
    DNA World ^ | Sunday, December 31, 2006 20:23 IST
    Media 'repulsed' by Saddam footage AFP Sunday, December 31, 2006 20:23 IST LONDON: Commentators and the media across Europe expressed shock and unease on Sunday at graphic television pictures showing the last moments of Saddam Hussein just before his execution. Images of the fallen Iraqi dictator with a noose around his neck, surrounded by hooded xecutioners, horrified a continent which does not use capital punishment, even though the actual death was not shown. "The images of Saddam Hussein with a noose around his neck are extremely disturbing and unnecessary," said Sir Menzies Campbell, leader of Britain's second opposition Liberal Democrat...
  • Woman turned away by doctor - for being American

    12/29/2006 11:11:17 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 88 replies · 4,251+ views
    The Local ^ | Published: 29th December 2006 11:51 CET | The Local
    An American woman has been refused treatment by a doctor in Blekinge in southern Sweden because of her nationality. The woman's husband has now reported the incident to the Medical Responsibility Board. Valery Johansson, who lives in a small town just outside Nashville, Tennessee, was in Sweden to celebrate Christmas with her husband's family. On Christmas Day, worried that she may have contracted strep throat, she sought medical help. Her husband and niece made an appointment for her at a clinic in the town of Karlshamn. "We went up there and the nurses were really nice. They did some swab...
  • FRANCE: Royal stumbles in row over attack on Israel as 'Nazi'

    12/03/2006 5:14:21 PM PST · by MadIvan · 101 replies · 2,589+ views
    The Times ^ | December 4, 2006 | Adam Sage
    Ségolène Royal, the French presidential candidate, was embroiled in a damaging row on a visit to the Middle East yesterday after appearing to condone a Hezbollah MP who denounced US “insanity” and compared Israel to the Nazis.Ms Royal, the first woman with a realistic chance of winning the French presidency, was struggling to extricate herself from the controversy sparked by a meeting in Beirut with MPs, including Ali Ammar of Hezbollah. In a 20-minute tirade Mr Ammar attacked “unlimited American insanity” for sending troops into Afghanistan and Iraq. He then said that Israeli “Nazism” was no better than Hitler’s Third...
  • Diplomats fear US wants to arm Fatah for 'war on Hamas'

    11/18/2006 2:58:59 AM PST · by MadIvan · 25 replies · 813+ views
    The Times ^ | November 18, 2006 | Stephen Farrell
    AMERICAN proposals to strengthen Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian security forces with additional guns and fighters have alarmed other Western nations, who argue that it is tantamount to supporting one faction in a potential civil war.Fearing the strength of Hamas in Gaza, some US officials have urged that the moderate President Abbas should be given “deterrent capability” so that his Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority forces can confront the Islamist group if talks on a national unity government fail. The divisions have led to a stand-off over the past month, with US officials saying that the unity government proposal had “no legs”. Other members...
  • Australia gets heated over French global warming threat(Howard:"silly",newsrag:"Back off,Frogs")

    11/14/2006 8:34:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 820+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/14/06 | AFP
    SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia has hit back at France over its threat to impose a tax on industrial goods from countries that ignore the Kyoto Protocol on global warming. Prime Minister John Howard described the plan as "silly", while the mass-circulation Daily Telegraph headlined its report: "Back off, Frogs". Running across a picture of a French nuclear bomb explosion in the Pacific in 1971, a subheading read: "The French did this to our backyard and they have de Gaulle to attack us on Kyoto." Australia, like the United States, has refused to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on reducing the emission...
  • Chirac urges foreign troops' withdrawal from Iraq

    11/03/2006 12:39:01 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 12 replies · 569+ views
    Xinhua ^ | November 2 2006
    French President Jacques Chirac on Thursday told his Iraqi counterpart Jalal Talabani that it was important to fix a prospect of foreign forces' withdrawal from Iraq, the French leader's spokesman Jerome Bonnafont told the press. "Regarding the international troop's presence in Iraq, he (President Chirac) said that in the eyes of France, it is important to fix a prospect of withdrawal," Bonnafont said. Whether to withdraw the 150,000 American troops from Iraq has recently triggered a fierce debate in the United States.
  • Bush's belief in God is his undoing: Schröder (BARF ALERT)

    10/23/2006 12:27:45 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 63 replies · 1,513+ views
    The Times ^ | October 23, 2006 | Roger Boyes
    THE war in Iraq is unlikely to be resolved by a US Administration committed to a fundamentalist Christian viewpoint, according to Gerhard Schröder, the former German Chancellor, whose newly published memoirs stoke his four-year feud with President Bush.Herr Schröder won a re-election campaign in 2002 by setting out German opposition to the invasion of Iraq. As a result, relations with Washington deteriorated and the two leaders barely spoke for three years. In extracts from his memoirs to be published in Der Spiegel magazine, Herr Schröder explains what went wrong and why it will be difficult for the President to make...
  • The Lost World of Michael Bywater: Hate springs eternal (Super Barf/Deranged Leftist Limey ALerts)

    10/22/2006 8:27:10 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 13 replies · 468+ views
    It's that horrible moment when it all comes to a head. You finally know that you were wrong. You know that you were right, too, that things weren't as they seemed, that one day you would come and there she would be, beneath him on the bed, splayed like a starfish, like an exploding constellation, crying out too, but not to you. Even in the full tide of horror, you are astonished at how unsurprised you are. Because you knew. All along, you knew. In my case, it was a love affair that had been going on since I was,...
  • Porsche chief's disdain for America

    10/11/2006 4:15:03 AM PDT · by Renfield · 203 replies · 3,720+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 10-11-06 | Thomas Lifson
    Davids Medienkritik discovered deep condescension toward America from a German executive whose company makes most of its money here. Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking defends the German “social model” of capitalism, and implies that we Americans are barely out of the backwoods with our rifles. Europe’s culture is decidedly older than that of the USA. The Fuggers were doing business, while hunting was still the order of the day in America. Right now 37 million people in the USA live below the poverty line. The gulf between poor and rich has widened brutally. Do we want to have a situation like...
  • Iranian Hitlers Laughing At Us (Here We Go Again - 'Nother Round Of Appeasement Alert)

    09/28/2006 11:15:19 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 1 replies · 423+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 09/29/06 | Joseph Farah
    What makes today special? It's the last business day in September. Which means it's been a month since the expiration of the United Nations Security Council deadline for Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment. Needless to say, Iran did not stop preparing its nuclear weapons production. So how do we handle such important matters in the world of international diplomacy? Why, we set a new deadline, of course. That's what we did last week when the five permanent members of the Security Council – Britain, China, France, Russia and the U.S. – plus Italy and Germany agreed to give European...
  • Official OK with Islamic law in Netherlands

    09/14/2006 6:05:54 AM PDT · by MARKUSPRIME · 63 replies · 1,377+ views
    The Netherlands' justice minister says he would welcome Islamic law, or Sharia, to his European nation if the majority of his people vote for it. Piet Hein Donner wants the Netherlands to give Muslims more freedoms to behave according to their traditions, reported the NIS News Bulletin, a Dutch online publication. "For me it is clear: If two-thirds of the Dutch population should want to introduce the Sharia tomorrow, then the possibility should exist," Donner said. "It would be a disgrace to say: 'That is not allowed!'" Donner was reacting to a plea by a parliamentary leader, Maxime Verhagen, who...
  • BBC Did Not Know Of 9/11 Film's Link To Religious Right (Path To 9-11)

    09/12/2006 6:41:27 PM PDT · by blam · 83 replies · 2,071+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-13-2006 | David Leigh
    BBC did not know of 9/11 film's link to religious right David Leigh Wednesday September 13, 2006 The Guardian (UK) The BBC broadcast a controversial docu-drama, The Path to 9/11, this week without realising that it had been made by a member of the US religious right. The three-hour programme, shown over two nights on BBC2 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the attack on the twin towers, was purchased from ABC, a subsidiary of Disney. At the last minute the US television company was forced to re-edit sequences after claims of distortion from former president Bill Clinton and members...
  • 'Assassination' director deceived White House ('Death of a President')

    09/12/2006 5:18:32 PM PDT · by IrishMike · 56 replies · 2,076+ views
    WND ^ | September 12, 2006
    The maker of a controversial movie that portrays President Bush as an assassination victim admits he hid his true intentions from White House officials in order to film footage of the commander in chief on a visit to Chicago. Gabriel Range, the 32-year-old British director of "Death of a President," told the Los Angeles Times his crew received official White House press credentials by proving they were affiliated with Britain's Channel 4, which will air the film this fall. Range, who filmed the president's arrival at the airport and his speech to the Economic Club of Chicago, spent six months...
  • Norwegian imam: Muslims not behind 9/11

    09/11/2006 10:03:13 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 62 replies · 1,463+ views
    upi ^ | 12-sept-2006
    OSLO, Norway, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The spiritual leader of Norway's Muslims told readers of Aftenposten Monday he doubts Muslims were responsible for the 2001 terror attacks on the United States. Imam Zulqarnain Sakandar Madni answered questions from the newspaper's readers. "There's some good evidence that (U.S. President George) Bush and company were behind this," he said. "See the film that's called 'Loose Change.' An American film!" He also said he doubts that al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden exist. "If everyone respected one another as people, we wouldn't have any problems," the imam said. "But it seems everyone wants to...
  • World remembers 9/11 but many not crying

    09/11/2006 8:10:58 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 54 replies · 1,149+ views
    Yahoo Via AP ^ | 9/11/06 | ELAINE GANLEY
    PARIS - The nations of the world joined Monday in solemn remembrance of Sept. 11 — but for many, resentment of the United States flowed as readily as tears. Critics say Americans have squandered the goodwill that prompted France's Le Monde newspaper to proclaim "We are all Americans" that somber day after the attacks, and that the Iraq war and other U.S. policies have made the world less safe in the five years since. Heads bowed in moments of silence for the 3,000 killed in the attacks on New York and Washington — while the No. 2 al-Qaida leader issued...
  • Children [in UK] to get easier contraceptive access as pregnancies rise

    09/05/2006 9:39:13 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies · 293+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/6/06 | Graeme Wilson
    Contraceptives are to be more easily available for children under Labour's latest drive to tackle teenage pregnancy and social exclusion, Tony Blair pledged yesterday. The controversial move is part of a campaign that will focus on areas where teenage pregnancy rates are rising. Ministers are understood to be examining ways of making contraceptives more affordable for young people as well as of encouraging boys and young men to use condoms. More details of the Government's plans will be spelt out next week when the Government publishes a new strategy paper on teenage pregnancy. The flurry of activity reflects growing alarm...