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  • UN chief nominates Germany's Steiner as development chief

    04/18/2017 11:13:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2017 2:03 PM EDT
    Secretary-General António Guterres has nominated Achim Steiner of Germany to be the new head of the U.N. Development Program. Steiner led the U.N. environment agency for 10 years. U.N. spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said Tuesday that Guterres nominated Steiner to succeed former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark for a four-year term after consultations with UNDP’s executive board. He said Guterres has asked the General Assembly to confirm Steiner. …
  • Ninth Circuit Considers Constitutionality of Occult-Based Public Schools

    08/10/2011 7:47:55 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Earned Media ^ | Aug. 3, 2011 | Pacific Justice Institute
    Pacific Justice Institute has filed its opening brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, located in San Francisco, in a case that challenges the constitutionality of taxpayer-funded charter schools that are based on occult teachings. "This case is truly stranger than fiction," noted Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute. "It is incredible that we as taxpayers are still supporting schools founded on a belief system that incorporates elements of Hinduism, European occultism, and a heretical form of Christianity. We cannot have a constitutional double standard where mainstream Judeo-Christian beliefs are excluded from public schools while...
  • Enough with the Hitler Costumes Already!

    08/15/2009 10:41:08 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 45 replies · 1,727+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 15 | Ron Rosenbaum
    I’m talking about both sides. The ones from the right, product of our brilliant, subtle, commentator culture, who carry swastikas, or pictures, or wear costumes to town halls. And the ones on the left who compare those on the right to Nazis. I’m beginning to get the queasy feeling that those who paint themselves with Hitler mustaches, or paint mustaches on images of the president (yes I know about morons on the left and “Bushitler”), or dress up in uniforms or carry Hitler images on posters, get just a little too much of a thrill from it. It gives these...
  • In the Nightmare "The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia"

    10/11/2008 5:42:45 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 27 replies · 1,291+ views
    National Review magazine ^ | Sept. 29, '08 | Ronald Radosh
    We know that history holds many surprises. One doesn't expect to learn more about the secret history of of the Gulag than we already know from both Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag Acrcipelago" and Anne Applebaum's "Gulag: A history." This feat, however, is exactly what author Tim Tzouliadis has accomplished: the previously unknown story of the thousands of Americans who, during the Depression, sought employment and a better future in the "worker's paradise" built by the Bolsheviks. All kinds of Americans joined the exodus. Some of them were Communists or fellow-travelors but the majority were average Americans - skilled workers promised paid passage,...
  • Great Britain: School bans Santa from wearing red - because it reminds pupils of Coca-Cola

    11/21/2007 8:59:43 AM PST · by Stoat · 38 replies · 1,124+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 21, 2007
    School bans Santa from wearing red - because it reminds pupils of Coca-ColaLast updated at 16:37pm on 21st November 2007Santa Claus is being forced to wear a green suit when visiting a school this year, after teachers decided the traditional red outfit would remind pupils of Coca-Cola.  Education chiefs have also banned the annual Christmas grotto - favouring an eastern European version of the festive season instead. Staff at the Steiner School in Brighton, East Sussex, claim the red-suited Santa is a symbol of "modern commercialism" and reminds children of Coca-Cola adverts. Scroll down for more... Father Christmas and...
  • Yugoslavia's End

    02/06/2003 12:53:51 PM PST · by Ichabod Walrus · 4 replies · 236+ views
    Antiwar.com ^ | February 6, 2002 | Nebojsa Malic
        | |     February 6, 2002Yugoslavia's EndThe name is gone, but delusions remain This Tuesday, the parliament of the last Yugoslavia decided to lay the name and the idea to rest, abolishing the country in favor of a new, ill-defined entity called "Serbia and Montenegro." The new Constitutional Charter and the bill governing its implementation had already been passed by the Serbian parliament on the 28th, and by the parliament of Montenegro the day after. The decision is not unexpected. As early as last March, Serbia and Montenegro's vassal potentates signed a pledge drafted by their...