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  • Cher: Sarah Palin Is a 'Dumb C Word'

    11/18/2013 9:32:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 149 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | November 18, 2013 | 10:51 | By Noel Sheppard
    Most women will tell you that other than the N-word, the C-word is the most vile in the English language never to be used. Cher apparently doesn't hold such a belief, for she disturbingly took to Twitter Friday to call former Alaska governor Sarah Palin a "Dumb C Word": Go to dictionary,& look up The “C"Word,....next 2 the definition...you’ll see a Pic of Sarah PALIN ! NO...WAIT ...SHES UNDER DUMB C WORD 11:11 AM - 15 Nov 2013
  • Mom gets more prison time for putting her 5 kids in staged crashes

    01/12/2013 7:47:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 11, 2013 | Paula McMahon
    A South Florida mom who brought her five young children along for the ride when she staged car crashes to make cash will spend even longer in prison because she put her kids in harm's way, a judge ruled Friday. Ana Ovando, was already looking at a four-year prison term. Instead, she'll spend 6 1/2 years in federal lockup, U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks decided.
  • European Roma (gypsy) descended from Indian 'untouchables', genetic study shows

    12/03/2012 10:52:28 PM PST · by Cronos · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3.Dec.2012 | Dean Nelson
    ..a study led by Indian and Estonian academics, including Dr Toomas Kivisild of Cambridge University, has confirmed their origins in the Indian sub-continent, and even identified the location and social background from which they emerged. ..The study, which was published this month in the journal Nature, examined Y chromosomes in DNA samples to compare the genetic signatures of European Roma men with those of thousands of Indians from throughout the sub-continent. Scientists from Hyderabad's Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology collaborated with colleagues in Estonia and Switzerland to compare more than 10,000 samples, including from members of 214 different Indian...
  • Irish Travelers Ordered Evicted from English Suburb

    09/19/2011 9:38:22 AM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 19 September 2011 | Jill Lawless
    CRAYS HILL, England — Vivien Slattery has lived her whole life in a tidy mobile home, one of dozens more like it on a crowded site beside green English fields. Soon, baby Vivien, 16 days old, and more than 200 others will be evicted from the settlement east of London, the losers in a decade-long battle between local officials and their community of Irish Travelers that has drawn attention around the world and concern from the United Nations. The local authority says it's a simple planning issue: The 86 families lack permission to pitch homes on the land. The Travelers...
  • Perry’s Entitlement Problem: Wait till voters find out that he advocated dismantling Social Security

    08/12/2011 11:05:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08/12/2011 | Andrew Romano
    Rick Perry kicks off his campaign tomorrow, but is he electable? In an interview last fall, the Texas governor advocated dismantling Medicare and Social Security. For months, Republicans have complained about their choices in the 2012 presidential race. Mitt Romney seems unprincipled, they’ve said. Michele Bachmann is too flimsy. Tim Pawlenty looks fine on paper, but in person, not so much. And Newt Gingrich is just plain erratic. But now disaffected conservatives think they’ve found their man. His name? Rick Perry. This weekend, while most of the field focuses on the Ames, Iowa straw poll, the three-plus-term Texas governor will...
  • Roma hunting season set to continue

    04/07/2011 12:31:12 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 18 replies
    Le Monde, Paris ^ | 4/6/2011 | Joëlle Stolz
    At a time when the EU has called on member states to make greater efforts to integrate Roma living on their territories, Viktor Orbán’s government, which currently holds the presidency of the European Union, continues to turn a blind eye to the ongoing campaign to intimidate "Gypsy criminals" conducted by far-right Magyar groups. Gyöngyöspata (Hungary), March 12, 2011. Members of Szebb Jövoert surround the house of a Roma family. At the end of March, paramilitary members of Hungary’s extreme-right Jobbik political party organised several weeks of village patrols to counter “Gypsy criminality” — a worrying demonstration of strength that failed...
  • European Court of Human Rights to hear allegations of forced sterilization

    03/18/2011 5:51:26 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Mar 10, 2011 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    On March 22 the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will hold a hearing to investigate the allegations of a Slovakian woman of Romani ethnic origin (also known as gypsy) who claims she was the victim of a forced sterilization during the delivery of her second child by caesarean section, in 2000 at the Prešov Public Hospital. The applicant, known only as Ms V.C., claims she was given the sterilization consent form to sign while in pain and neither understood what she was signing nor the consequences of the procedure. She further alleges that her Romani ethnicity was a deciding...
  • Whatever happened to? Man who lost Fort Myers motel, won lawsuit over voodoo ritual

    12/27/2010 9:27:03 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Naples Daily News ^ | 12/27/10 | Aisling Swift
    It’s been five months since Enzo Vincenzi of Estero won a $136,500 jury award against a “Santeria Africana” spiritual adviser, but she still owns the Fort Myers motel he says she duped him out of through voodoo trickery. Vincenzi’s lawyer backed out of the case involving the Sabal Park Inn after a falling out, so a rescission of deed, which could have transferred ownership back to the 43-year-old Vincenzi, never proceeded in court. Meanwhile, Vincenzi has hired a private investigator who is trying to build a case in the hopes that spiritual adviser Miriam Pacheco, her partner, Maria Teresa Torres,...
  • Pictured: The mother aged 10 who had baby with her 13-year-old cousin

    11/06/2010 12:55:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 6,2010 | Nick Fagge and Tamara Cohen
    It is the kind of innocent embrace you might expect from teenage sweethearts. Wearing hooped earrings and with a flower in her hair, the girl drapes her arms around her ­boyfriend’s neck. But that is where any resemblance to an ordinary young couple ends.
  • Report: 10-year-old gives birth in southern Spain

    11/02/2010 2:24:47 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    AP ^ | November 2, 2010 | Staff
    A Spanish official says a 10-year-old girl living in the south of the country has given birth. ............................................... Spanish newspapers said the mother is of Romanian origin. The daily Diario de Jerez quoted medical staffers who treated the girl as saying they were told by her mother that giving birth at such a young age is common in their country.
  • EU Parliament Criticizes Roma Expulsion by France (Deportation of 1,000 ethnic Roma begins)

    09/12/2010 9:00:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Voice of America ^ | 09/12/2010 | Selah Hennessy
    Roma rights activists during a protest in front of the French embassy in Bucharest, Romania, 06 Sep 2010 The European Parliament has criticized the move by the French government to expel its Roma migrants. Since August, France has deported about 1,000 ethnic Roma to Romania and Bulgaria. In a resolution passed Thursday, the European Union called for France to bring it to a stop. European Parliament member for London Jean Lambert says France's Roma policy is discriminatory. "It is not saying you have committed a crime and therefore you as an individual should be expelled from this country," Lampert. "It...
  • Madonna booed in Bucharest for defending Gypsies

    08/27/2009 12:47:54 PM PDT · by Borges · 112 replies · 3,661+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 08/27/09
    BUCHAREST, Romania - At first, fans politely applauded the Roma performers sharing a stage with Madonna. Then the pop star condemned widespread discrimination against Roma, or Gypsies — and the cheers gave way to jeers. The sharp mood change that swept the crowd of 60,000, who had packed a park for Wednesday night's concert, underscores how prejudice against Gypsies remains deeply entrenched across Eastern Europe. Despite long-standing efforts to stamp out rampant bias, human rights advocates say Roma probably suffer more humiliation and endure more discrimination than any other people group on the continent. Sometimes, it can be deadly: In...
  • EU mulls visas for Canadian tourists

    07/15/2009 1:07:35 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 20 replies · 1,035+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 07/15/2009 | AFP/The Local
    Speaking for the European Union presidency, Swedish migration minister Tobias Billström said on Wednesday that the EU supported requiring visas for Canadians travelling to the EU in response to Canada’s decision to impose visa restrictions on Czech nationals. "As the presidency of the EU, we are in favour of this reciprocity," Swedish Migration and Asylum Policy Minister Tobias Billström told AFP. "But it's up to the Commission to handle the proposal, because the Commission is responsible for the reciprocity mechanism," he added. Canada imposed visas on Czechs to stave off what it said was a steady influx of Roma asylum...
  • On the market: Teenage Gypsy girls glam up for annual bride sale (with pictures)

    03/09/2009 8:34:56 PM PDT · by rawhide · 109 replies · 5,399+ views
    DailyMail UK ^ | 3-9-09 | Caroline Graham
    Dressed in their finest clothes and gold jewellery, thousands of teenage Roma girls were paraded around by their parents this weekend - at an open-air brides market. Wearing lots of make-up, the teenagers came to the traditional annual market in Bulgaria, hoping to find a husband - and preferably one willing to pay a large amount of money for his future spouse. 'We take our daughters to this gathering so they could get acquainted with boys, for we do not allow our children to go to discos,' explains Elena from Kapitan Andreevo. At the market in the village of Mogila...
  • UK: Builder forces gipsies off his land... by digging a moat around their camp

    11/26/2008 8:34:44 AM PST · by Stoat · 31 replies · 1,502+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 26, 2008
    First he encircled them with an 8ft metal fence. And when that failed to move the gipsy camp off his land, he dug a moat. Builder Francis Shiner resorted to the measures when two gipsy families set up home on the disused car park of a building site in Bedford.He asked them to move but they didn't. So he went on the offensive and managed to evict them within 48 hours. Mr Shiner said the gipsies were hindering work on the site owned by Bedford construction company SDC construction and action had to be taken. He said: 'We went...
  • "Holocaust against the Roma" exhibition in Warsaw

    11/06/2006 11:35:56 AM PST · by lizol · 1 replies · 362+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 06.11.2006 | Agnieszka Bielawska
    "Holocaust against the Roma" exhibition in Warsaw 06.11.2006 The exhibition is very well documented- the exhibits: photographs, documents, identity cards come from several dozen institutions as well as private persons who are involved in the project. The genocide committed by Nazi Germany on the Roma community is largely forgotten in many European countries. This ignorance makes the long born stereotypes about the Roma community very much alive . The exhibition is composed of four parts which demonstrate the growth of the racial policy towards the Roma from the early persecution and isolation to mass extermination says the commissioner of the...
  • Global Gypsy party, From being persecuted to celebrating their roots, old and new Roma musicians

    10/05/2006 7:10:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 367+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 09.27.06 | MARTY LIPP
    Romanticized and persecuted, celebrated and shunned, Gypsies have become a growing presence in the world music circuit since the fall of Communism -- yet the everyday prejudice they face across Europe has persisted, and sometimes worsened. Even the word "Gypsy" is a misunderstanding, based on the notion that they are descended from Egyptians, though their ancestors actually migrated in the 11th century from Rajasthan in northwestern India. In recent years, the name they call themselves in the Romani language, Roma, has been increasingly embraced. By the 15th century, there were Roma communities in Eastern Europe, as well as the Iberian...
  • White House gates shut to 'Kazakh reporter' comic

    09/29/2006 7:39:59 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 37 replies · 1,329+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 29, 2006 | Andy Sullivan
    White House gates shut to 'Kazakh reporter' comic Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:46am ET Borat goes to Washington:PLAY VIDEOBy Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Borat, the fictional TV reporter from Kazakhstan, may have gotten under the skin of Kazakh officials but on Thursday he couldn't get past the gates of the White House. Secret Service agents turned away British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, in character as the boorish, anti-Semitic journalist, when he tried to invite "Premier George Walter Bush" to a screening of his upcoming movie, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." Also invited...
  • Kosovo: The Plot Thickens

    05/12/2006 7:23:07 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 17 replies · 674+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | 12 May 2006 | Srdja Trifkovic
    For a long time the proponents of Kosovo’s independence have acted as if the game was up, that all that remained was for the “international community” to settle on the formula for independence—and for Serbia to sign on the dotted line under pressure. Until recently, many old Balkan hands in the world’s capitals that matter expected that by the end of 2006 it would be all over. There are recent signs, however, that “it” won’t be over that soon, and that the outcome is by no means preordained. It did not look that way when the United Nations abandoned its...
  • Uncovering the Past (Roma Holocaust in Slovakia)

    02/05/2006 1:20:36 PM PST · by lizol · 21 replies · 575+ views
    Transitions Online ^ | 30 January 2006 | Maria Husova
    Uncovering the Past by Maria Husova 30 January 2006 World War II ended more than 60 years ago, but the Roma Holocaust in Slovakia is only now being recognized. Tens of thousands of Roma in Europe were among the victims of the Holocaust, but many Slovaks still don’t know that people other than Jews were victims of persecution during World War II. Only recently, moving stories of Roma survivors have begun to emerge. Those survivors are finally seeing their pain acknowledged in memorials, and some have even received compensation. The Roma Holocaust is called Baro Porrajmos in the Roma language,...
  • How To Be Cheating Gipsy (Making a mockery of British law. Mr. Bumble was right)

    03/16/2005 5:51:07 PM PST · by quidnunc · 1 replies · 372+ views
    The Sun [UK] ^ | March 16, 2005 | George Pascoe Watson
    A travellers’ website tells gipsies how to use the Human Rights Act to abuse planning laws, The Sun can reveal. Friends, Families & Travellers boasts a DIY page which tells them how they can flout the law. It actively encourages travellers to take over sites with no planning permission. And it tells them how they can use the Human Rights Act to get round the 1994 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act. Details of the website come as petitions pour in from thousands of Sun readers angry at Deputy PM John Prescott over lax laws which allow gipsies to bypass...
  • Gypsy Evictions are Frozen as Lords Mull Whose Law Prevails (Euro court dictates Brit law)

    03/16/2005 5:31:08 PM PST · by quidnunc · 8 replies · 407+ views
    The Times [UK] ^ | March 17, 2005 | Lewis Smith
    Illegal traveller camps and squatters will escape eviction for months to come while judges decide if moving them on will breach their human rights. The length of the delay became clear yesterday in the case of the Maloney family, who have been evicted more than 50 times and cost the taxpayer an estimated Ł300,000. The Court of Appeal ruled that their local council was right to throw the Gyspy family off public playing fields, but then took the unusual step of sending the case to the House of Lords for a final decision. In a groundbreaking case, five members of...
  • Early Years Belie Kerry's Patrician Image

    05/27/2004 6:10:05 AM PDT · by OESY · 21 replies · 2,436+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 27, 2004 | JEANNE CUMMINGS (embarrassing serious women journalists weekly)
    Presidential Candidate Has Experienced Financial Scrapes, Transient Lifestyle WASHINGTON -- John Kerry is often attacked by political opponents for being a wealthy, out-of-touch elitist. But while he is quite wealthy, and has never been without at least a comfortable income and lifestyle, the presumptive Democratic nominee has experienced broader swings between the high life and pedestrian money concerns than the caricature suggests. Indeed, from about 1984 through 1995, in between his marriages to two wealthy women and during his first years in the Senate, the father of two stretched dollars from paycheck to paycheck and borrowed money to cover tuition...
  • Free to choose Cher

    10/14/2003 9:44:00 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 199+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Wednesday, October, 15, 2003 | by Terence Jeffrey
    In the midst of a recent Cher concert at a packed arena in Washington, D.C., massive TV screens flashed a clip of the star declaring that if she wanted to take a certain pair of body parts from her chest and implant them in her back it would be nobody's business but her own. Cher's anatomy, of course, sports no such anomalies. Quite the contrary: The star on stage that night had everything in the right place. If anything, she resembled one of those cookie-cutter female characters in a contemporary Disney animation. Slap a red wig and fish tail on...
  • Bride, 12, Storms Out of Roma (Gypsy) Wedding

    09/29/2003 3:39:31 PM PDT · by Alouette · 61 replies · 603+ views
    AP ^ | Sept. 29, 2003 | Alison Mutler
    SIBIU, Romania - It was billed as the Gypsy wedding of the year. But the ceremony, launching a three-day party, got off to a bad start: The 12-year-old "princess bride" — daughter of a self-proclaimed king — stormed out of the church in protest in front of 400 guests. "Leave me alone!" Ana Maria Cioaba screamed at reporters Saturday, swearing at them as she sought shelter in a nearby house. Her bridesmaids chanted slogans against the groom. She returned to the church minutes later and — though she would hardly look at him — was duly married off to her...
  • IRISH TRAVELERS - Experts shed light on reclusive, nomadic clans that roam the country

    09/25/2002 7:58:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 105 replies · 8,254+ views
    Associated Press ... live news feed | September 25, 2002 | LISA FALKENBERG
    DALLAS (AP) _ The tearful testimonial Madelyne Gorman Toogood gave in front of glaring TV cameras after she was videotaped beating her daughter was starkly uncharacteristic of the reclusive, media-shy Irish Travelers culture to which she belongs, experts say. Toogood, who was caught beating her 4-year-old daughter, Martha, in a department store parking lot, said she is a member of the clannish, nomadic culture of Irish descendants, most of whom came to the United States as refugees during the potato famine in the 1840s. ``By nature, they're very reclusive people,'' said Joe Livingston, a South Carolina state investigator who has...