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  • Greek Goddess Statue Removed in Bangladesh After Islamist Outcry [SEE: Getty Photos]

    05/26/2017 12:59:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 May 2017
    Workers have begun to dismantle the statue of a Greek goddess from Bangladesh's Supreme Court complex, after an outcry from Islamists. The sculpture of Themis - the goddess of justice - wearing a sari was less than six months old, but Islamist groups demanded its removal by Friday. They claimed it hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims and it prompted mass protests in the capital, Dhaka. PM Sheikh Hasina agreed to its removal, but secular groups opposed it.
  • Los Angeles homeless numbers jump 23% in a year

    05/31/2017 6:13:44 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 41 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1st June 2017 | BBC News
    The number of people homeless in the US city of Los Angeles has soared in the past year, a new report shows, despite efforts to combat the problem. The homeless population in the city grew 20% while the numbers for the wider Los Angeles County were even higher at 23%, the figures revealed. Experts say soaring rents and a high cost of living are major factors. Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn described the figures as "staggering". "Homelessness in LA County has grown at a shocking rate," she said in a statement. "Even as work is being done to get...
  • Two-thirds of people in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are obese, UN finds

    04/26/2017 8:34:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 25, 2017
    REUTERS - - More than two-thirds of people living in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are overweight or obese, costing their economies tens of billions of dollars every year, driving rates of disease and straining health services, according to a new UN report. While the number of hungry people in Latin America and the Caribbean has halved in the past 25 years, the region is now struggling to combat an obesity epidemic. Changing diets, including more processed food that are high in salt, sugar and fat, along with more sedentary lifestyles have triggered a rising tide of obesity, experts say. “The...
  • Trump: Mexico should cancel meeting if they won't pay for wall

    01/26/2017 6:48:19 AM PST · by kevao · 64 replies
    [Reuters] Reuters ^ | January 26, 2017 | Susan Heavey
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto should cancel his upcoming visit to Washington if Mexico refuses to pay for a wall along the border.
  • Report: Homeland Security Officials Took Millions in Bribes to 'Look the Other Way' on Drug Cartels

    12/31/2016 2:37:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2016 | Courtney O'Brien
    A stunning case of corruption inside the Department of Homeland Security was overshadowed by headlines about Russia and Israel this past week. Yet, federal employees accepting millions of dollars in bribes to avoid doing their job, is certainly worth a look. Hundreds of DHS employees have "looked the other way" as drugs crossed the border because cartels have made them offers they can't refuse. Other employees have sold green cards and other documents illegally. More from The New York Times: It was not an isolated case. A review by The New York Times of thousands of court records and...
  • Indians' World Series Champions Gear Will Be Destroyed — Not Donated [wonder why?]

    11/10/2016 4:28:47 AM PST · by foreverfree · 12 replies
    clevescene.com ^ | 11/7/2006 | Eric Sandy
    Typically, as you may be aware, all of the null-and-void merchandise that follows failed presidential campaigns and dashed Super Bowl hopes tends to be shipped en masse to the Third World, to developing countries in need of basic goods like clothing. ... Surely there are a few families in the world who could use a couple extra T-shirts, yeah?...“In past years we have used World Vision, but we have moved our policy to destroying the merchandise,” MLB’s Matt Bourne told HuffPost. “The reason is to protect the team from inaccurate merchandise being available or visible in the general marketplace.” Protect...
  • Mutilated body found near Rio Olympic beach volleyball site

    06/30/2016 8:27:11 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 12 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 6/30 | Henry Bushnell
    With a dark cloud already hanging over the 2016 Summer Olympics, the last thing Rio de Janeiro organizers needed was more bad publicity. But they certainly got it Wednesday. Parts of a mutilated body were discovered on Copacabana beach, mere yards away from the 2016 Summer Olympics beach volleyball site, police said. The body was initially found by a local street vendor, who reported the findings to a Rio newspaper.
  • Camp of the Saints (prophetic novel from 1973)

    06/26/2016 7:23:14 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 28 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 1973 | Jean Raspail
    The Camp of the Saints (Le Camp des Saints) is a 1973 French apocalyptic novel by Jean Raspail. The novel depicts a setting wherein Third World mass immigration to France and the West leads to the destruction of Western civilization. Almost forty years after publication the book returned to the bestseller list in 2011.[1] The title is a reference to the Book of Revelation (Rev 20:9).
  • California power grid urges energy conservation on Monday due to heat wave (Flex Alert/SoCal Monday)

    06/19/2016 7:59:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 6/19/16 | Scott DiSavino
    (Reuters) - The California Independent System Operator, or ISO, which operates the state's power grid, issued a Flex Alert for Monday for Southern California from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. PDT because of high temperatures expected in the region.
  • 6-year-old develops bacterial skin infection after swimming at Huntington Beach [Virginia]

    06/18/2016 7:23:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    wtkr ^ | June 16, 2016 | Kelly Rule
    A Newport News mom says her child has a severe case of impetigo after swimming at Huntington Beach on Saturday. Nicole Sullivan says her daughter, six-year-old Bella, had a scratch on her face when she went swimming. Sullivan says she progressively started to develop some redness and swelling. By Tuesday, it turned into a painful, itchy infection. ... When she took her to the doctor, Sullivan says Bella was diagnosed with impetigo due to the bacteria from the water getting inside of her cut. ... Environmental Health Manager for the Peninsula District, Gary Hagy, says the water levels tested below...
  • Hungry Venezuelans Hunt Dogs, Cats, Pigeons as Food Runs Out

    05/13/2016 4:11:05 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 82 replies
    This is what happens when you mix hyper-inflation, price controls, and totlaitarianism. Pan Am Post reports: Ramón Muchacho, Mayor of Chacao in Caracas, said the streets of the capital of Venezuela are filled with people killing animals for food. Through Twitter, Muchacho reported that in Venezuela, it is a “painful reality” that people “hunt cats, dogs and pigeons” to ease their hunger... The population’s desperation has begun to show, with looting and robberies for food increasing all the time. This Sunday, May 1, six Venezuelan military officials were arrested for stealing goats to ease their hunger, as there was no...
  • Coulter's W&L mock convention speech

    02/13/2016 2:41:11 AM PST · by tgdunbar · 32 replies
    Facebook ^ | 02/12/2016 | Ann Coulter
    As Miss Coulter explains in her Washington and Lee University Mock Convention speech: Immigration, Immigration, Immigration
  • Surge of illegal children, families accelerates

    10/23/2015 6:58:27 PM PDT · by 100American · 7 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/ ^ | Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/oct/21/surge-illegal-children-families-accelerates/ Border Patrol officials in Washington blamed violence and poor economic conditions in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras for pushing illegal immigrants to flee their homes and head north, but agents on the ground said the problem is lax U.S. enforcement, which entices migrants to make the dangerous journey, assured that they will be allowed in the U.S. rather than turned away at the border. “We’re talking about the rule of law in other countries; we’re not enforcing the rule of law in this country,” Chris Cabrera, an official with the National Border Patrol Council, the labor union for line...
  • Culture Trumps Economics, cont... Mark Steyn

    09/03/2015 12:40:30 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 2 Sep 2015 | Mark Steyn
    I don't really care for arguments about the economic benefits of immigration - for the simple reason that culture trumps economics. Somewhere in After America, I quote a particularly fatuous slab of happy talk on the subject: 'Sober-minded economists reckon that the potential gains from freer global migration are huge,' writes Philippe Legrain in Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them. 'The World Bank reckons that if rich countries allowed their workforce to swell by a mere three per cent by letting in an extra 14 million workers from developing countries between 2001 and 2025, the world would be $356 billion a...
  • How Los Angeles Is Becoming a ‘Third World’ City

    07/07/2015 5:05:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/07/2015 | By HÉCTOR TOBAR
    LOS ANGELES — A GENERATION ago, this West Coast metropolis became a “third world city.” At least in the rhetoric of certain East Coast thinkers. A 1991 book by David Rieff cited visitors who were stunned by “seeing nothing but brown faces, hearing nothing but Spanish on the streets.” The arrival of coffee-colored Latino masses (like me and my Guatemalan-American family), together with the spread of Mandarin and Korean logograms on street signs, led Mr. Rieff to call this the “capital of the third world.” As a native of the city, I was offended to hear it tagged with such...
  • Another Reason To Move Away From California: ‘Conditions Are Now Like A Third-World Country’

    04/19/2015 8:10:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    TEC ^ | 04/19/2015 | Michael Snyder
    As if anyone actually needed another reason to move out of the crazy state of California, now it is being reported that conditions in some areas of the state “are like a third-world country” due to the multi-year megadrought that has hit the state. In one California county alone, more than 1,000 wells have gone dry as the groundwater has disappeared. The state is turning back into a desert, and an increasing number of homes no longer have any water coming out of their taps or showerheads. So if you weren’t scared away by the wildfires, mudslides, high taxes, crime,...
  • Why Third World People so Third World?

    01/13/2015 3:43:21 PM PST · by MNDude · 77 replies
    Maybe this is a rant as much as it is a question, but I often find myself astonished by third (and 2nd) world culture from what I've seen of it. Mexico: OK, this is probably more 2nd world than 3rd world. They do many things like USA. I have inlaws in Mexico, so I've spent some time there. One thing that seems to be consistent, whether you are visiting someone's home or a gas station, is that the toilets are rarely completely functional! So often they'll have a large bucket outside or in the bathroom that you have fill up...
  • Warning: Avoid this corrupt, third-world country at all costs

    11/01/2014 6:21:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    The Sovereign Man ^ | 11/1/2014 | Simon Black
    John Anderson, an American tourist from San Clemente, California, was driving down a poorly-maintained highway when he saw flashing lights in his rearview mirror.After a brief exchange with the local police officer, Anderson was shocked when the cop started searching his vehicle.Anderson had $25,180 in US dollar cash in the car, which by the way was not a crime according to the local laws.When the cop saw it, he told Anderson that we would take it and threatened him with arrest if he protested.Anderson couldn’t believe it. This is the sort of stuff you always hear about in these third...
  • Delta passengers outraged when child poops on airplane seat

    07/28/2014 2:53:46 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 65 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 28, 2014 | Amy Graff
    Passengers on a Delta Airlines flight from Beijing to Detroit last week were horrified when a Chinese child squatted on his seat and proceeded to defecate, World News, a U.S.-based, Chinese-language news site, reports. The child’s parents spread newspaper on the seat to catch the waste.
  • Ethiopian Man Does What We Should Do: Expose Foreign Aid

    07/28/2014 12:56:56 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 July 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    It's not just the comic - but in reality tragic - waste of public money from both the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Legal Aid system. It's also the umpteenth confirmation that the money given to Third World countries as foreign aid helps local tyrants to better oppress their people. And it's one of those very people now who is saying it not only in words but also in actions, so convinced he is of it as to be prepared to sue Britain. "Ethiopian farmer gets legal aid... To sue us for sending aid to Ethiopia: Case...