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  • The Dark Side of the Moon

    02/09/2015 10:21:11 AM PST · by No One Special · 46 replies
    JRNyquist.com ^ | February 9, 2015 | JR Nyquist
    Bluff 1. To engage in a false display of confidence or aggression in order to deceive or intimidate someone. 2. To make a display of aggression, as by charging or baring the teeth, as means of intimidating another animal.                                 - The Free DictionaryNuclear Blackmail is a form of nuclear strategy in which an aggressor uses the threat of use of nuclear weapons to force an adversary to perform some action or make some concessions. It is a type of extortion.                                - Wikipedia During the Munich Security Conference on Friday, British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon told Reuters of a three-fold concern....
  • US troops driving through Poland get warm welcome

    03/25/2015 1:44:46 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    AP ^ | March 24, 2015 | ALEKSANDER KEPLICZ and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    Hundreds of residents turned out in eastern Poland on Tuesday to greet a convoy of U.S. troops that is driving through eastern Europe, a region worried that the conflict in Ukraine threatens its security. Children climbed into the Stryker armored vehicles and residents offered regional souvenirs as the crowd gathered in the main square of Bialystok under sunny skies, applauding troops from the 3rd Squadron of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment for their gesture of reassurance to a NATO ally. Poland borders Ukraine and Russia, and the conflict in eastern Ukraine has caused anxiety here. "This really means a lot to...
  • A message to Putin: Hundreds of Poles mob convoy of U.S. troops driving through eastern Europe

    03/24/2015 12:28:38 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 March 2015 | Jennifer Newton for MailOnline
    "Hundreds of Polish residents took to the streets to give a hero's welcome to a convoy of U.S. troops who are driving through eastern Europe and deliver a damning message to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Children climbed on to Stryker armoured vehicles and even offered souvenirs to the troops, who stopped to pose for pictures in the main square of the eastern Polish town of Bialystok. Meanwhile other residents lined the roads and applauded as the troops from the 3rd Squadron of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment of the American Army passed by." "The scenes mirrored those in France after Paris...
  • US air defense troops train fast deployment in Poland (of Patriot missile launchers)

    03/21/2015 6:17:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/21/15 | Monica Scislowska - AP
    SOCHACZEW, Poland (AP) U.S. air defense troops are training rapid deployment of Patriot missile launchers in Poland amid concerns that the conflict between Russia-backed rebels and government forces in Ukraine is threatening the security in the region. On Saturday, at a test range in Sochaczew near Warsaw, two U.S. soldiers demonstrated for reporters the procedure of emplacement of a Patriot launching station of 16 missiles, as part of their week-long exercise.
  • Poles Steel for Battle, Fearing Russia Will March on Them Next

    03/19/2015 6:14:57 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 104 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 3/14/2015 | Rick Lyman
    KALISZ, Poland For evidence of how much President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has jangled nerves and provoked anxiety across Eastern Europe, look no farther than the drill held the other day by the Shooters Association. The paramilitary group, like more than 100 others in Poland, has experienced a sharp spike in membership since Mr. Putins forces began meddling in neighboring Ukraine last year. Thirty students took an oath to defend Poland at all costs, joining nearly 200 other regional members of the association young men and women, boys and girls marching in formation around the perimeter...
  • The Great Division is here: Point (the Bishops of Poland) and Counterpoint (Pope Francis)

    03/19/2015 9:36:12 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 3/19/20 | New Catholic
    The Bishops of Poland concluded their plenary meeting a week ago, and the central paragraph of their final communiqu was a strong reaffirmation of the doctrine of the Church on the indissolubility of marriage and its consequences for the sacramental life of the Church faithful: Statement of the plenary meeting of the Polish Bishops' Conference Warsaw, March 12, 2015. On March 11-12, 2015, the Bishops gathered at the headquarters of the Secretariat of the Polish Bishops' Conference in Warsaw at their 368th plenary meeting. It was also attended by Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio to Poland, and thirteen invited guests...
  • Tunis museum attack: 19 people killed after hostage drama at tourist site

    03/18/2015 8:34:30 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 80 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 3-18-2015 | UKG
    At least 19 people have been killed in Tunisia after two gunmen stormed the Bardo national museum one of the countrys leading tourist attractions in the capital, Tunis sparking a three-hour hostage siege. Tunisias prime minister, Habib Essid, said on Wednesday afternoon that 17 of the dead were foreigners from Germany, Italy, Spain and Poland calling the attack a cowardly assault targeting the economy. Three hours after the attack started at about midday local time (11am GMT), an interior ministry spokesman said two gunmen had been killed, as well as one security officer, and that all...
  • Militants kill 8 in attack on major Tunisian museum, take hostages, interior ministry says

    03/18/2015 7:10:55 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 20 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 18, 2015
    Militants shot and killed at least eight people at a leading museum in Tunisia Wednesday and have taken several more hostage, the countys interior ministry said. Interior Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said on Radio Mosaique that only one of the dead in Wednesday's attack was a Tunisian. He did not provide nationalities for the others. Poland's Foreign Ministry announced that three Poles were among the wounded. Security forces filled the area around the National Bardo Museum in Tunis after the attack. Tunisia's parliament building, near the museum, was being evacuated, according to a tweet by parliament member Sayida Ounissi....
  • Putin was ready to use nukes in Crimea standoff

    03/15/2015 7:45:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 16.03.2015 | [mkg/cmk (Reuters, AFP)]
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he considered activating nuclear forces to annex the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine after the fall of a pro-Moscow government in Kyiv early last year. We were ready to do it, Putin said of putting nuclear forces at the ready, in a nearly three-hour documentary that aired on state television Sunday. The president added that he had fielded many calls from foreign leaders and told them that this is our historical territory and Russian people live there, they were in danger, and we cannot abandon them. He said: It was a frank and open position....
  • Poland asks to buy Tomahawk missiles from US for new submarines

    03/12/2015 1:22:57 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar 12, 2015 | Marcin Goclowski
    Poland's Defence Minister Tomasz Siemoniak said on Thursday he has asked the United States whether the European nation could buy Tomahawk missiles for its new submarines. "One of the capabilities we want them (the submarines) to have is cruise missiles," Siemoniak told public radio, following a report by daily newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. Siemoniak also said around 10,000 NATO soldiers will take part in military exercises in Poland this year,
  • Poles seek closer links with Israel

    03/26/2002 2:17:05 AM PST · by scratchgolfer · 2 replies · 83+ views
    Haaretz Daily ^ | Match 26 2002 | Yossi Melman
    Poles seek closer links with Israel By Yossi Melman Poland's government wants to increase cooperation with the Mossad, says Mark Siwiec, head of the Polish National Security Bureau, who is currently visiting Israel. Siwiec will meet today with Mossad head Ephraim Halevy, and also with Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. Speaking with Ha'aretz, Siwiec said Poland's security services have "a relationship of trust and cooperation with Israel's Mossad and security services, but we are looking to strengthen it." The Polish National Security Bureau head reports directly to his country's president. Among other duties, Siwiec is responsible for coordinating civilian and military...
  • The US Army Still Trains For Trench Warfare

    03/08/2015 7:02:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | March 6, 2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    The US Army Still Trains For Trench Warfare Even in an era of combat aircraft, tanks, and an endless array of technological advances, the US Army still trains troops in the tactics of trench warfare. And sometimes they go to Poland to do it. It may sound archaic, but the truth is that while trench warfare and the horrors that go along with it are more closely identified with World War I, the practice has continued throughout the last century. During WWII, Russia was well known for its use of trench warfare as a defensive measure. The outcome...
  • Gruelling session for Polanski

    03/05/2015 3:07:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    News from Poland ^ | 27th February 2015 | News from Poland
    Wednesday saw Roman Polanski spend nearly nine hours in Krakow District Court giving testimony connected with the latest attempt by US authorities to have him extradited over charges of having unlawful sex with a minor in the 1970s.
  • Boris Nemtsov funeral: Russia restricts foreign mourners

    03/03/2015 4:28:30 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 March 2015 Last updated at 06:34 ET | Sarah Rainsford
    Several EU politicians and Russia's opposition leader have been barred from attending the funeral of murdered Russian politician Boris Nemtsov. A Polish politician was denied a visa and a Latvian MEP turned back at a Moscow airport, while Alexei Navalny was denied permission to leave jail.
  • Happy Casimir Pulaski Day

    03/02/2015 2:20:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | March 2, 2015
    Casimir Pulaski Day is a holiday observed in Illinois on the first Monday of every March in memory of Casimir Pulaski (March 6, 1745 – October 11, 1779), a Revolutionary War cavalry officer born in Poland as Kazimierz Pułaski. He is praised for his contributions to the U.S. military in the American Revolution and known as "the father of the American cavalry".More
  • Poland plans to send military instructors to Ukraine

    02/25/2015 4:57:00 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:55am EST | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Poland intends to send military instructors to train Ukrainian soldiers, with the final decision expected next month, an advisor to the Polish defence minister said.
  • Poland has reanimated business about wreck of plane Kachinskogo....[President Lech Kaczynski]

    02/24/2015 9:39:22 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    Новое Время (New Time) ^ | 24 February 2015 | Новое Время (New Time)
    The government of Poland has directed to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Russia the note with the requirement to give out fragments of plane Tu-154M which was broke near Smolensk in April, 2010 and which victim became the president of country Lech Kaczynski. About it write the Polish mass-media referring to diplomatic sources, the European truth passes. As it is marked, the Russian side has taken time up to the end of March to answer the note. Also in March to Russia there will arrive delegation of Poles which will engage in details
  • Roman Polanski to attend extradition hearing

    02/24/2015 8:45:59 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 41 replies
    BBC ^ | 17 February 2015 Last updated at 12:03 ET | BBC
    Film director Roman Polanski is to attend an extradition hearing in court after the US lodged a request with Poland to have him brought back. Polish-born Polanski has been wanted by US police since 1977, when he fled the country after being charged with having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
  • Polish public stands for the murdered Christians (ISIS; gruesome vids and images)

    02/24/2015 12:32:18 AM PST · by Matt_DZ_PL · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 17, 2015
    A spontaneous campaign that aims at alerting the public about the Islamic slaughters of Christians are being observed all across Poland in these days. Numerous top actors, anchormen and other famous people began the lead the actions in any available media to awake the dormant nations of the European Union to a hard gruesome truth that is neglected or even hidden by the politically correct main stream EU media. WARNING: SOME GRUESOME VIDEOS AND IMAGES
  • Hey Merkel and Other Appeasers, Your Idiot 'Peace Deal' with Putin is Going Just Great...

    02/20/2015 7:16:40 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 February 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Perhaps we can try another once he's in Kiev... or Riga As previously noted here, thinking all at the table are negotiating in good-faith (when dealing with serially-dishonest former KGB agents who want to take things from you) is probably not a very good idea- when what we ought to be doing is arming the Ukrainians to the teeth and putting troops in Poland to exhibit (residual) NATO resolve. The Russians' completely ignoring thelatest Minsk accord and continuing to slaughter Ukrainian citizens in the name of 'Novorossiya' without pause should be all the evidence any thinking person would need to...
  • Putin Paranoia

    02/18/2015 7:33:02 AM PST · by duckln · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2-17/2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Yet of all of the secessionist movements from the Atlantic to the Urals, none imperils a vital interest of the United States. None is really our business. And none justifies a war with Russia. Indeed, what is it about this generation of Americans that makes us such compulsive meddlers in the affairs of nations we could not find on a map? Consider if you will our particular affliction: Putin paranoia.
  • UKRAINE: Six Ways to Help Ukraine Resist Russias Latest Invasion

    02/03/2015 7:14:15 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 1, 2015 | David J. Kramer
    Jan. 25, President Obama stated Separatists in Ukraine had Russian backing, Russian equipment, Russian financing, Russian training and Russian troops, and that he will look at all additional options that are available short of military confrontation to address this issue. All talk, as was Mr. Obamas bragging in State of the Union address ... ...Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk president of EUtweeted after Mariupol attack: Once again, appeasement encourages the aggressor to greater acts of violence. Time to step up our policy based on cold facts, not illusions. The West needs to respond immediately... six recommendations, some U.S. can do...
  • 70 years on, little known about the Wilhelm Gustloff sinking (deadliest ever shipwreck anniversary)

    02/01/2015 2:57:53 AM PST · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 121 replies
    Over 9,000 people died in the Baltic Sea on January 30, 1945, in an attempt to evade the Red Army. The Wilhelm Gustloff was the largest shipwreck in history, but little is known about the catastrophe seven decades on. At around 9 p.m. on January 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler was speaking to the German people. In the packed dining hall of the luxury liner "Wilhelm Gustloff," as in most of the rest of the country, a radio was broadcasting Hitler's address, but the thousands of refugees from Pomerania and East and West Prussia who had struggled onto the ship weren't...
  • Polish troops spark war of words

    01/31/2015 2:10:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX
    New Poland Express ^ | 23rd January 2015 | New Poland Express
    PM Ewa Kopacz has been threatened with legal action after comments she made regarding Law and Justice’s (PiS) presidential candidate Andrzej Duda who allegedly claimed that Poland could provide support for Ukraine and deploying troops there “should be considered”.
Ms Kopacz told reporters “It’s frightening that PiS wish to send in troops ... PiS is always looking for ways to start a war.”
  • Security farce at Auschwitz

    01/31/2015 2:06:17 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    New Poland Express ^ | Saturday 31st January 2015 | New Poland Express
    The Head of Romes Jewish community and a television film crew made international headlines this week after finding themselves locked in Auschwitz and then interrogated by police after attempting to escape.
  • France Sending Tanks To Poland

    01/30/2015 11:53:01 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 40 replies
    Atlantic Council ^ | January 30, 2015 | Lorne Cook, AP
    France is pledging tanks and armored vehicles to bolster NATO forces in Poland, where leaders are increasingly uneasy about Russia.
  • Homeowners in Poland Borrowed in Swiss Francs, and Now Pay Dearly

    01/30/2015 10:35:35 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | JAN. 28, 2015 | DANNY HAKIM
    WARSAW Piotr Szczepaniak, an apartment manager here, had just finished work, checking faucets and making sure rents were paid. After making himself a coffee, he logged on to a Polish social network and noticed that someone had posted the current exchange rate of the Swiss franc. I was frozen, he said, seeing that the francs value had soared that day. Like hundreds of thousands of other Eastern Europeans, Mr. Szczepaniak, 46, is paying off a mortgage he took out in francs, instead of his local currency, the zloty. In an instant, his monthly payment rose by more than 20...
  • 'There appear to be no rules anymore.' What Boehner's invitation to Netanyahu says about DC mess.

    01/25/2015 12:26:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 25, 2015 | David Rogers
    Soon after becoming House Speaker in 2011, Republican John Boehner started running the traps on inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint meeting of Congress. But when Barry Jackson, then Boehners chief-of-staff, checked with President Barack Obamas top advisers, Jackson said he was left waiting a month only to get no response. Ultimately the Netanyahu speech went ahead in May but soon after Jackson faced the opposite problem: the White House had promised South Koreas leadership an appearance before Congress, he said, without checking first with the speaker. None of these slights justify what seems like...
  • Smolensk Crash: Evidence for Explosion

    01/23/2015 6:18:34 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    The Smolensk Crash News DOT COM ^ | January 22, 2015 | The Smolensk Crash News DOT COM
    10 April 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crashed near the city of Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board. These included President of Poland Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria, former president Ryszard Kaczorowski, the chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, Poland's deputy foreign minister, Polish government officials, 18 members of the Polish parliament, senior members of the Polish clergy, and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre. They were en route from Warsaw to attend an event marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre;...
  • First Swiss Franc, Now Euro...RBC To Charge Negative Interest On Euro-Denominated Balances

    01/21/2015 5:52:23 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 9 replies
    First Swiss Franc, now Euro... RBC TO CHARGE NEGATIVE INTEREST ON EURO-DENOMINATED BALANCES Russian Market (@russian_market) January 21, 2015 Opinion: Think negative interest rates cant happen here? Think again In the last week, the markets have had to get used to the idea of the negative interest rate, where you actually get charged for keeping money in the bank rather than going out and spending it. So far, that is restricted to two relatively small economies, both of which are struggling with the likely launch of a massive program of quantitative easing this week in the eurozone. But what...
  • US prosecutors ask Poland to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski

    01/11/2015 6:43:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 26 replies
    Warsaw Voice, The ^ | January 8, 2015 | Warsaw Voice, The
    US prosecutors have sent Poland extradition request for Polish-born filmmaker Roman Polanski, who is wanted in the United States on charges from 1977 for unlawful sex with a minor, an official said Wednesday. Poland has received the request because Polanski has been visiting Poland, preparing for his new movie An Officer and a Spy.
  • Poland Loves Howitzers

    01/05/2015 7:36:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 4, 2014 | Robert Beckhusen
    On Dec. 17, Poland inked a deal with South Korea to buy 120 self-propelled howitzers for $320 million. The deal is mostly for the technology and 36 chassis manufactured in South Korea. Poland will build and install the guns and turrets on the howitzersand also make the remaining 84 chassis, too. The Poles want to add their own components and communications gear to the tracked vehicle, which is based on the South Korean K9 Thunder, and call it the AHS Krab.
  • Sanders: I'll Decide on Presidential Run by March

    12/26/2014 9:34:43 AM PST · by rktman · 71 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 12/26/2014 | unknown
    Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll decide by March whether to launch a 2016 presidential campaign and, if so, whether he'll seek the Democratic nomination. Either way, Sanders says he wouldn't run just to nudge the debate to the left. "I don't want to do it unless I can do it well," he told The Associated Press. "I don't want to do it unless we can win this thing." Sanders, a socialist, said he grew up "solidly lower middle class" in a Jewish family in Brooklyn his father, an immigrant from Poland, sold paint for a living and...
  • No Joke: Poland is our best friend in Europe

    01/24/2003 9:50:55 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 88 replies · 5,171+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02/03/03 | Matthew Kaminski
    BrusselsWHEN EUROPE THREW a big party in Copenhagen in December, Poland nearly spoiled the fun. Unhappy with the membership terms offered by the European Union, the Poles held out for a few extra billion euros, knowing full well the "historic" enlargement jamboree couldn't take place without the biggest of the Central European candidates. The E.U. caved and put up extra cash, securing the claim to have "reunified Europe" and "buried Yalta." Polish prime minister Leszek Miller, a veteran of one of his country's last Communist governments, thanked native son Pope John Paul II for getting Poland into "Europe." The theatrics...
  • The 35 Most Powerful Militaries In The World

    12/20/2014 4:04:53 AM PST · by iowamark · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Amanda Macias, Jeremy Bender and Skye Gould
    There's only one real way to compare military strength, and thankfully the world hasn't had many opportunities lately. Despite the potential powder keg in the South China Sea, standoffs in Ukraine, and proxy wars throughout the Middle East, inter-state warfare between the world's military powers has been all but banished from the global scene (for the time being, at least). For a simpler evaluation of military power, we turned to the Global Firepower Index, a ranking of 106 nations based on more than 50 factors including overall military budget, available manpower, and the amount of equipment each country has in...
  • The unconscionable act committed by Senate Democrats

    12/19/2014 6:42:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2014 | Ken Allard
    Once a Constitutional Republic famed for its pragmatism, the United States has lately become a country notorious for its inconstancy, no longer recognizing that actions have finite and foreseeable consequences. In this space, for example, I recently argued that the release of the torture report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence came perilously close to the constitutional definition of treason by giving Aid and Comfort to Americas enemies. Admittedly, that was a tough assessment. But barely a week after the reports release, the Huffington Post published an article linking those revelations with their most immediate effects on our allies....
  • Polish family treasure an archaeological sensation in Sweden

    12/19/2014 11:36:36 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    PAP - Science and Scholarship in Poland ^ | May 12, 2014 | Daniel Zysk
    A small gold plate belonging to Polish family Sielscy from the Swedish Malmoe turned out to be an archaeological sensation. According to the researchers, it is probably a souvenir from the funeral of the Danish King Harald Bluetooth on the island of Wolin, dated to c. 986 AD. The discovery was made by 11 years old Maja Sielska, who diligently did her school homework about the Middle Ages. While looking through pictures of coins from this period in the textbook and on the Internet, the girl saw a plate with mysterious inscriptions similar to the one she had received from...
  • Revisionism is Growing

    12/23/2005 8:32:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies · 568+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12-23-05 | Shelomo Alfassa
    The world was shocked when the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, declared that the Holocaust didn't happen. This is the same man that only weeks before called on the Islamic world to "wipe Israel off the map." His call to battle against the Jewish people and the Jewish state is nothing new, nor are his revisionist statements in regard to the fate of Jews in Europe, Asia and Africa who died as a result of Hitler's death machine. Radicals like Mahmoud throughout the Islamic world have been calling for war against the Jews for decades. The Palestinian National Covenant (Al-Mithaq...
  • Polish retailer....pro-life protests after Christmas ads feature Satanist and pro-abort

    12/17/2014 7:12:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Wed Dec 17, 2014 | Natalia Dueholm
    FULL TITLE: Polish retailer caught off guard by pro-life protests after Christmas ads feature Satanist and pro-abort The slogan for retail giant Empik claims the company “inspires everybody differently.” The ads inspired one pro-life group to boycott its stores. Polish pro-lifers organized a boycott of Empik, whose 200 stores sell books, magazines, DVDs, video games and other products. Empik’s Christmas ad campaign seems a better fit for Halloween, featuring a famous Satanist and an author who has boasted of her own abortions. Empik’s controversial campaign consisted of TV spots and posters with famous entertainers advertising various Christmas gifts. Among the...
  • Lithuanian archbishop worried Russian will move against Baltic states

    12/16/2014 3:23:00 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    catholicsentinel.org ^ | December 16, 2014
    WARSAW, Poland A top Baltic church leader voiced concern about possible Russian aggression against Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, and appealed to Western Catholics to be better informed about the situation. "We're in the front line, and Russia has made its intentions clear. While we feel NATO's support, we know the front could move forward if the international community fails to stand firm," said Archbishop Gintaras Grusas of Vilnius, president of the Lithuanian bishops' conference. "What isn't fully realized in the West is that the information and propaganda war which preceded the military action against Ukraine is very much underway...
  • Juncker: Greece should avoid wrong outcome in elections

    12/12/2014 5:05:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 12/11/14 @ 21:24 | Valentina Pop
    EU commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has warned Greece against electing extreme forces into power and said he would prefer known facesso far the strongest intervention of the EU top brass in the Greek campaign. I think that the Greekswho have a very difficult lifeknow very well what a wrong election result would mean for Greece and the eurozone, Juncker said during an Austrian public TV debate with EUobserver and several other Brussels-based journalists. He steered clear of explicit political advice ahead of presidential elections in Greece next week, but said: I wouldnt like extreme forces to come to power. The...
  • RNAF Intercepts Russian Planes Over Baltic Sea

    12/10/2014 9:04:40 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 13 replies
    F-16's from RNAF (Royal Netherlands Air Force) operating from Malbork airbase in Poland. Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1b2_1418215345#Efxk1rGWZmuVFsAM.99
  • Discoveries of Polish archaeologists in Armenia [Urartu]

    12/09/2014 5:13:35 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Naukaw Polsce ^ | December 8, 2014 | PAP - Science and Scholarship in Poland
    Archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw discovered evidence of destruction and capture of the ancient city of Metsamor, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the vicinity of Yerevan. "In the entire area of research we found layers of burning and ash. The city was probably captured by the army of Argishti I, the ruler of Urartu," told PAP Krzysztof Jakubiak, head of the project. Argishti I was the king of Urartu, the biblical Kingdom of Ararat in the Armenian Highlands. During his reign, the boundaries of the state expanded to the Caucasus, the area of...
  • Another cut borrowing rate expected as Poland's economy slows

    11/25/2014 5:59:21 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 1 replies
    Thenews.pl ^ | November 5, 2014
    As economists expect another cut in Poland's interest rates, Wednesday, the European Commission has cut its forecast for Polish GDP growth in 2014. "Growth in Poland will slow in the last months of the year due to a decline in exports as demand in the eurozone slows, the EC says, adding that Poland's economy is also being hit by the Russian embargo on food imports from the EU. The commission has cut its prediction for Poland's economic growth this year from the 3.2 percent it forecast in May to 3 percent. GDP growth in the EU as a whole will...
  • As their leaders spar with Russia, Poles press for a bit of pragmatism

    11/23/2014 5:54:09 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 4 replies
    Poland and Russia expelled each other's diplomats this week and canceled cultural exchanges. But many Poles, driven by longstanding ties as well as business interests, want more dialogue. Will the new PM deliver? Anyone who has been listening to the Polish government this year would think Poles want nothing to do with Russia. Just this week, Russia said several of its diplomats were expelled from Poland, and in return, Polish diplomats were asked to leave Moscow. The Polish government cancelled a series of cultural events that were to be held next year to celebrate ties between the two nations, and...
  • Polish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender

    11/22/2014 10:22:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 22, 2014 2:26 AM EST
    Officials in a Polish town (Tuszyn) have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bears unclear gender and immodest clothing. [] Voice recordings of the meeting were leaked to the media in which officials complained that Pooh Bear is immodestly dressed and also lacks a clear gender. One called the bear a hermaphrodite.
  • Whilst the West Focuses on the Middle East, Putin Plots His Way to World War Three

    11/18/2014 8:44:28 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Under the punned headline No wonder Vladimir Putin was Russian to leave the G20 summit, the Daily Mail told of how he had eaten lunch alone, and of how commentators had joked that Mr Putin had been relegated to Siberia in the family photo of world leaders. It concluded that Mr Putin had fled the summit after a stern discussion with British Prime Minister David Cameron, in which Cameron told Putin that he was at a crossroads. Sounding wearily schoolmaster-ish, Cameron later commented There's a real choice here, there's a different and better way for Russia to behave that could...
  • 91-year-old Polish woman awakens in funeral home after 11 hours

    11/19/2014 5:45:17 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    Fox 8 WVUE-TV New Orleans ^ | Nov 14, 2014 12:01 PM PST | TVN POLAND/CNN
    OSTROW LUBELSKI, POLAND (TVN POLAND/CNN) Polish woman Janina Kolkiewicz, 91, who was declared dead, woke up in a funeral home. "I do not know how it is possible. I examined her, she did not show signs of life," said the shocked doctor who wrote out her death certificate.
  • Poles, Russians expel diplomats in spying scandal

    11/17/2014 6:49:50 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Associated Press (AP) ^ | November 17, 2014 | Associated Press (AP)
    WARSAW, Poland Russia says it has expelled several Polish diplomats in response to Poland's recent expulsion of Russians suspected of espionage. The tit-for-tat moves come as Poland and the Czech Republic say they have detected intensified efforts by Moscow's intelligence services to extend their influence in their countries.
  • Putin: Nothing Was Wrong With the Soviet Unions Pact With Nazi Germany

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said November 4 that he sees nothing wrong with the Molotov-Ribbentrop non-aggression pact that the Soviet Union made with Adolf Hitlers Nazi Germany just days before World War ii broke out. The MolotovRibbentrop Pact was a promise of non-belligerence by either party toward the other. Just a week after it was signed, Germany invaded Poland, officially igniting World War ii. Serious research must show that those were the foreign policy methods then, Putin said to a group of young historians in Moscow. The Soviet Union signed a non-aggression treaty with Germany. People say: Ach, thats bad....