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  • The Virus That Shames China (video)

    03/19/2020 7:44:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-19-2020 | Pat Condell
    [Transcription] So it seems that President Xi Jinping of China knew about the Wuhan coronavirus weeks before he did anything about it. Maybe he was busy with more important things than human life. Maybe he had a crossword to finish. Who knows? Let's not rush to judgement. As most people know by now the Chinese Communist Party has infected the world with a deadly virus, the Wuhan coronavirus, which has killed thousands of people and caused unprecedented worldwide panic and lockdown that will likely devastate the global economy. It's important to call this the Wuhan virus, or the Chinese virus...
  • ‘Winnie the Pooh’ ordered to stay away from Chinese president

    12/01/2018 8:03:25 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 17 replies
    NYPost ^ | Nov. 30, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Winnie the Pooh had to grin and bear it after being banned from central Madrid while Chinese President Xi Jinping drove by, according to a report. A street performer who dresses up as the honey-hunting bear said cops asked him to stay away as Xi’s motorcade rumbled past Sol Square this week because the Chinese leader could have been offended if he saw the lovable character, The Telegraph reported. “If it’s offensive, I understand that they would ask me to step aside,” said the man, who was reminded that social media posts in China have compared Xi’s appearance to that...
  • Winnie: Mandela remains "quite ill," can't speak

    11/17/2013 8:54:08 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/17/13 | Carely Petesch - ap
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's former president, Nelson Mandela, remains "quite ill" and unable to speak because of tubes that are keeping his lungs clear of fluid, though he is relaxed, his former wife told a South African newspaper. "He remains very sensitive to any germs, so he has to be kept literally sterile. The bedroom there (in his suburban Johannesburg home) is like an ICU ward," Winnie Madikizela-Mandela told the Sunday Independent. "He is 95 years old and it is difficult for him, because of all the tubes that are in his mouth to clear the (fluid from his)...
  • Winnie the Pooh ist eine Nazi! (Kremlin bans Pooh Bear)

    08/22/2009 9:25:55 AM PDT · by TexCon · 2 replies · 561+ views
    Thoughts From A Texan ^ | August 22nd, 2009 | Joseph "Tex" Dozier
    Apparently, more than ever before, it’s in vogue to compare people to Hitler. Though some of the collations may be stretching at times, it seems that a Russian citizen found the connection between Winnie the Pooh and the National Socialist Workers’ Party so startling (probably saw this video) that he decked out his Winnie – the Pooh that is – with swastikas. The Russian Justice Ministry, instead of maybe questioning the sanity of a grown man who owns and dresses up a Pooh doll, took prudent action and added “Winnie the Pooh with a swastika” to its list of banned...
  • Robber with doll gets 10 years in prison

    07/24/2007 7:03:27 PM PDT · by festus · 8 replies · 276+ views
    Quad City Times ^ | 7/17/2007 | Dustin Lemmon
    A Rock Island man with a history of mental health problems was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for robbing a Moline Kwik Shop of $22 while armed with a knife and a Winnie the Pooh doll. Robert Castleman, 48, was sentenced on felony counts of aggravated robbery and residential burglary in Rock Island County Circuit Court for two separate incidents that occurred in spring 2006. According to court records, he confessed to police on both crimes. The Kwik Shop robbery occurred in the early morning of April 1, 2006, at 1305 15th St., Moline. Castleman allegedly threatened at...
  • South Africa: Winnie to keep vow to 'Tookie ' (have barf-bag ready when reading this one)

    12/13/2005 7:50:42 PM PST · by Stoat · 23 replies · 1,964+ views
    News 24 (South Africa) ^ | December 13, 2005 | Eduan Roos
    Winnie to keep vow to 'Tookie ' 13/12/2005 22:20  - (SA)     Related Articles Arnie 'a cold-blooded murderer' Execution team struggled How 'Tookie' died 'Tookie' Williams executed Winnie lambastes Arnie Health24:Witnessing an execution   Eduan Roos and Sapa , Beeld  Johannesburg - If it was still his family's wish for him to be buried in South Africa, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela would do everything in her power to ensure that Stanley "Tookie" Williams's body was brought back here. A spokesperson for the ex-wife of former president Nelson Mandela, told Beeld this on Tuesday. Convicted murderer Williams, 51, was executed on Tuesday in San...
  • Disney lets girl into Winnie's world (Winnie the Pooh, meet Christina Robin!)

    12/13/2005 2:30:52 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 65 replies · 1,273+ views
    CBC Arts ^ | 12/09/2005 | CBC Arts
    A unexpected new character is coming to the Hundred Acre Wood. Disney is working on a new Winnie the Pooh TV series, to come out in 2007, that will replace Christopher Robin with a 6-year-old girl. Its new animated series, My Friends Tigger and Pooh, will have the same gentle spirit as the much-loved A.A. Milne classic, Disney says. But Disney hopes to attract an older audience by introducing a six-year-old tomboy as friend to Tigger, Pooh the bear and tiny Piglet. The Disneyfied characters also will have a new look. Though the stories will still emphasize trust, friendship and...
  • Ban on Pooh & Piglet declared "Political Correctness Gone Barney!"

    10/24/2005 9:18:18 AM PDT · by Craig DeLuz · 4 replies · 259+ views
    The Home of Uncommon Sense ^ | 10/24/2005 | Craig DeLuz
    Last month, the Dudley City Council approved a completely idiotic policy banning their employees from displaying anything with a pig on it in their work environment. This was done in an effort to avoid offending Muslim employees. (See “Winnie the Pooh and Piglet Banned in the Name of Religious Tolerance” ) Well it looks like uncommon sense may eventually rule the day in Dudley. Read More... Craig DeLuz Visit The Home of Uncommon Sense...
  • Philippine Floods Kill Hundreds

    11/30/2004 7:01:18 AM PST · by bd476 · 17 replies · 3,870+ views
    Washington Post and Reuters ^ | Tuesday, November 30, 2004 | Erik de Castro
    QUEZON PROVINCE, Philippines, Nov 30 - "More than 300 people died after flash floods and landslides devastated three coastal towns and left swathes of the northern Philippines under water on Tuesday. The death toll was expected to rise as rescuers were unable to reach areas cut off by huge mudslides and fast-moving floodwater in the wake of tropical depression Winnie and as the country braced for another powerful storm. At least 306 people died in the towns of Real, Infanta and General Nakar in Quezon province, about 80 km (50 miles) east of Manila, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman told...
  • How to be a Good Communist - by Nelson Mandela ("Great Statesman")

    10/24/2004 8:14:31 AM PDT · by risk · 23 replies · 8,860+ views
    Rivonia Trial evidence ^ | unknown | Online Books, Richard Allport
    Mandela - The "Great Statesman" Mandela with SACP boss, Joe Slovo "Nelson Mandela is a symbol, an icon, one of the world's most famous statesmen, recognised and revered by all. He dines with royalty, associates with the world's great leaders and his opinion is sought and valued on all weighty matters. He has achieved an almost divine status in the world, equal to that of the Pope or the late Princess Diana." Most people on the left of the political spectrum would agree wholeheartedly with the above quote. But they run into an unexpected problem when someone asks "why...
  • Winnie (Mandela) Escapes Serving Jail Term

    07/05/2004 3:19:20 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 843+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-45-2004
    Winnie escapes serving jail term Winnie Mandela is still hugely popular The former wife of ex-president Nelson Mandela has won an appeal against a five-year custodial jail sentence. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela had been convicted in April 2003 of theft and fraud in connection with bank loans she obtained for ANC workers. But a South African judge overturned her theft conviction and cut and then suspended in full her jail sentence. "The crimes were not committed for personal gain," Pretoria High Court Judge Eberhard Bertelsmann declared. 'Difficult role' An icon of the anti-apartheid movement, the former president of the African National Congress...
  • Winnie Mandela Given Five-Year Jail Sentence

    04/25/2003 6:54:55 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 181+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-26-2003 | Tim Butcher
    Winnie Mandela given five-year jail sentence By Tim Butcher in Pretoria (Filed: 26/04/2003) Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's high-profile political career appeared to be over last night after she received a five-year jail sentence for her involvement in an £80,000 bank loan fraud. The former wife of Nelson Mandela resigned immediately as an MP for the ruling African National Congress and stood down from its national executive committee although she protested her innocence and said she would appeal against the conviction. There was a heavy police presence around the Pretoria Regional Court as about 300 of her supporters chanted and danced the liberation...
  • SA: Court delays Winnie Mandela fraud trial (Mandela Style of Leadership)

    02/25/2003 10:27:50 PM PST · by Porterville · 2 replies · 262+ views
    (Voice of America News) ^ | 25 February 2003 | Staff Reporter
    SA: Court delays Winnie Mandela fraud trial South Africa map (Africa Online Ltd.) Staff Reporter PRETORIA, 25 February 2003 A South African court has postponed the fraud trial of former first lady Winnie Madikizela-Mandela after her co-defendant was injured in a car accident and hospitalised last week. PRETORIA: After a brief hearing Monday, the Pretoria Regional Court postponed the proceedings until Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the condition of the co-defendant, Addy Moolman. Authorities say his injuries are not life-threatening. Moolman and the ex-wife of former President Nelson Mandela face 60 counts of fraud and 25 charges of theft. The...
  • Now Winnie Wants To Be Human Shield In Iraq

    02/19/2003 6:12:27 AM PST · by blam · 35 replies · 527+ views
    IOL ^ | 2-19-2003
    Now Winnie wants to be a human shield in Iraq February 19 2003 at 05:21AM African National Congress MP Winnie Madikizela-Mandela wants to travel to Iraq as a human shield, and wants other women to join her. This is according to a statement on Monday, in which the ANC Women's League president criticised the Democratic Alliance for its comments on the state-of-the-nation address during a debate in parliament. "The DA, and elements within the ANC, will however be delighted to know that she is seriously considering a suggestion that she travel to Iraq as a human shield against American attacks,"...