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  • How One Religious Organization Is Helping Syrian Refugees as They Arrive in Europe

    11/24/2015 8:25:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 23, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    As the United States debates how to properly vet 10,000 Syrian refugees expected to resettle here, employees with Samaritan’s Purse are stationed on the frontlines in Greece, working to be a “face of compassion” for refugees fleeing war and terror. Ken Isaacs, vice president of programs and government relations for Samaritan’s Purse, spent a week in Greece, where the Christian organization has deployed employees and contractors to the region to assist scores of refugees flowing into the country, with hopes of continuing deeper into Europe. There, the group’s workers meet refugees arriving by rubber rafts on Greek islands and provide...
  • LIMITLESS "JEHOVAH" [charismatic caucus]

    11/09/2015 1:58:31 PM PST · by Jedediah · 7 replies
    Bible,the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-9-15 | Holy Spirit,bible
    Limitless and eternity walk in tandem, In other words they both speak I AM, The power and knowledge of all that is or can be, The the sum of which is infinity, to walk and breathe yeah exist in and through all, Understanding that there is no wall, Nothing can stop the synergy, Of The Creator for I AM HE, Job 38 38 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said, 2 Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Gird up now your loins like a man, and I will demand of you,...
  • Croatia election: Opposition HDZ conservatives claim victory ('MIGRANTS' MAJOR ISSUE)

    11/08/2015 8:28:40 PM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/9/2015 | BBC
    Croatia's opposition conservatives have declared victory in parliamentary elections, but face a challenge to form a government. Partial results show the HDZ is to win about 60 seats, with more than 50 for the ruling alliance led by the Social Democrats. The conservatives are now expected to enter talks to form a coalition. The migration crisis was one of the main issues. More than 320,000 migrants have passed through Croatia this year. "The victory brought us responsibility to lead our country, which is in a difficult situation," HDZ leader Tomislav Karamarko told supporters. "Whoever wants to fight with us for...
  • Anti-Mass Migration Conservatives Win Croatia Election

    11/09/2015 6:21:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 9, 2015 | Reuters
    Croatia’s conservative opposition won the country’s first election since it joined the European Union in 2013, partial results from Sunday’s election showed, but its narrow victory meant lengthy coalition talks were likely to follow in the next days or weeks.
  • The Joy of The Lord[charismatic Caucus]

    10/27/2015 12:35:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The "JOY" of The LORD is much more than just a depth or width for truly its Harmony has a frequency all its own . My Joy IN YOU is as a ( ((Gusher)) ) rising up into the eternity that you ARE in Me and Hallelujahs are the piercing arrows of righteousness that not only penetrate darkness with light but overtake it and explodes a Chorus of worship from Your heart that IS The WellSpring of life I have placed in you. So "rise up WellSpring for The Voice of Many Waters is calling to you for His Glory....
  • Migrants 'dumped' on Slovenia border by Croatia

    10/25/2015 8:35:27 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 58 replies
    BBC News ^ | 25 Oct 2015 | Richard Galpin
    Leaders from central Europe and the Balkans are going to meet to discuss how to coordinate their response to the migrant crisis. The emergency summit is due to be held in Brussels. In Croatia migrants are being escorted by Croatian authorities and "dumped" on the Slovenian border.
  • VIDEO: Tens of Thousands More Muslims Storm Slovenia Border, Calls for End of EU

    10/25/2015 7:10:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10/25/15 | Pamela Geller
    Slovenia sees end to EU as leaders fail on migrant plan. The best thing that could happen would be the end of the EU.European nations need to take back their sovereignty. The EU was and is a dangerous collective that is anti-freedom and anti-individualism. In the hope of garnering a few crumbs of influence, the EU privileged a massive Muslim immigration into Europe, paid billions to the Mediterranean Union and Palestinian Authority, weakened the European states, undermined their unity, and wrapped itself in the flag of Palestinian justice, as though this would supply some protective system against the global jihad,...
  • Migrant crisis: Tensions rise in Balkans as numbers grow

    10/18/2015 11:09:13 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/19/2015 | BBC
    Tensions are building among thousands of migrants heading north through Balkan states as their route to Western Europe is stalled by new controls. Croatia had asked its northern neighbor Slovenia to accept 5,000 migrants daily, but Slovenia said it would only take half that number..... An official told the BBC that Croatia could run out of room in its transit camps within days. Buses crammed with people were backed up in Serbia on Sunday, and tempers flared between frustrated migrants and overstretched police officers..... Hungary, citing security concerns, has closed its borders with Serbia and Croatia, forcing migrants to switch...
  • Slovenia deploys army to Croatian border as Hungary tightens controls

    10/17/2015 12:05:13 PM PDT · by Mariner · 8 replies
    dpa international (German UPI) ^ | October 17th, 2015 | By Boris Babic, dpa
    Tovarnik, Croatia (dpa) - Slovenia deployed its military to its border with Croatia on Saturday to help police handle an influx of refugees who re-routed their course across the Balkans after Hungary refused to let them through. Prime Minister Miro Cerar said the army deployment does not mean that Slovenia is in a state of emergency but that the government would like to control the refugee situation at the border, Slovenian news agency STA reported. Cerar's announcement came after a meeting of his national security council. Slovenia can only take in a maximum of 2,500 refugees per day, Interior Ministry...
  • Slovenia halts trains to stem the flow of immigrants from Croatia

    10/13/2015 7:08:29 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 18 September 2015
    Slovenia stopped all passenger traffic on the main railway line from Croatia, after finding 150 refugees on a Zurich-bound train. Croatian officials put the army on alert as thousands of people entered the country. A group of 150 refugees arrived across the Croatian border late Thursday, Slovenian police officials said. It was the largest group to try to enter the country since the start of the refugee crisis, according to the police statistics. "We will return them to Croatia in the shortest time possible," Anton Stubljar, from Novo Mesto police administration, told reporters. Slovenia is likely to be the next...
  • Hungary's Orban attacks Croatian counterpart over migrants

    10/05/2015 2:01:43 PM PDT · by Lucy Hamilton · 14 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | October 2, 2015 | PABLO GORONDI
    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Hungary's prime minister lambasted his Croatian counterpart Friday, accusing him of being the envoy of a global left-wing organization with the job of attacking Hungary some the strongest statements yet in neighborhood disputes caused by the migrant crisis. Meanwhile, officials in the Czech Republic said they were willing to send more than 100 police and soldiers to help Hungary defend its European Union borders, which could include the border with Croatia. That could create the awkward situation of EU members guarding the borders of a fellow member country with troops. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban...
  • Migrant Crisis Sparks Balkan Border Battles As EU Buckles Under Overwhelming Refugee Flow

    09/25/2015 5:52:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 9/25/15 | Tyler Durden
    hen last we checked in on Europes worsening migrant crisis, Brussels had just approved a plan which aims to settle some 120,000 asylum seekers by way of a mandatory quota system. Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania were opposed which, as WSJ noted, sets the stage for intensified friction within the bloc over the contentious issue. To be sure, calling the crisis a contentious issue is something of an understatement. The massive people flows stemming from Syrias protracted civil war threaten to tear the EU apart just months after fraught negotiations with Greece over the countrys third bailout program...
  • Migrants stir border row between ex-Yugoslav foes (Croatia and Serbia)

    09/23/2015 2:09:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | September 22, 2015 | Branko Filipovic and Aleksandar Vasovic
    BATROVCI, Serbia/OPATOVAC, Croatia (Reuters) - Serbia threatened to retaliate on Tuesday after Croatia halted all cargo traffic from its eastern neighbor, with relations between the ex-Yugoslav republics starting to fray over the flow of migrants across their joint border. More than 30,000 migrants, many of them Syrian refugees, have entered European Union member Croatia from Serbia since Tuesday last week, when Hungary barred their entry to the EU over its southern border with Serbia with a metal fence. They are being bussed by Serbia direct to the Croatian border, having entered Serbia from Macedonia. Croatia says it cannot cope with...
  • Hungarys army can shoot rubber bullets and tear gas at refugees

    09/22/2015 7:59:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    EuroNews ^ | September 21, 2015
    "Hungary is violating the human rights of refugees by blocking their access to a meaningful asylum procedure on its territory."Hungrys parliament has authorised its army to shoot rubber bullets, pyrotechnical devices, (flashbangs), net guns and tear gas grenades at migrants. They say that the use of the so-called non-lethal weapons will help Hungarys military handle the migrant crisis. As Hungary rushes to finish building a fence along its border with Croatia, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that the police needed the armys help to secure Hungarys borders with Serbia and Croatia. The migrants are not only banging on our doors...
  • If Merkel Wants Muslims, Why Doesn't She Send Lufthansa to Pick-Up, Instead of Wrecking All Europe?

    09/21/2015 2:26:09 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Shouldn't their national flag carrier be doing the job the (rich)Germans are dumping on Hungary, Croatia, et. al.? Or was she just 'posing', makingdisingenuous offers the Islamistswerenever expected to exploit quitelike this... _______________________________________________________ As Ma Merkel and the German left force their Nazi-guilt-driven policy down the rest of Europe's throats, they already have other EU statesopenly fighting each other and sending tanks to their internal EU bordersinattempts to deal with the (75% military-age male) Muslim mobs now invading their lands. As the German (and EU's effective) leader has so recklessly drawn 1000s of people to German cities through...
  • Hungary's armoured vehicles sent to the border after Croatia sends bus-loads of refugees

    09/19/2015 9:01:44 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 09/19/15 | Russell Myers
    <p>It was like a scene from an army homecoming. Yet it was a show of military might from a country unable to deal with Europes worsening migrants crisis.</p> <p>I witnessed a convoy of tanks and armoured vehicles transporting several hundred soldiers waved and cheered on by locals in Hungary today.</p>
  • Hungary's armoured vehicles sent to the border after Croatia sends bus-loads of refugees

    09/19/2015 6:35:36 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 15 replies
    UK MIrror ^ | 9-19-2015 | Russell Myers
    The Mirror's Russell Myers witnesses Hungarian men, women and children shouted messages of support along the 250-mile border as the convoy drove to meet refugees fleeing war SNIP---- Nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban had earlier in the day instructed the army to mount operations across the countrys southern frontier after Croatia sent busloads of migrants to its borders. More than 20,000 people flooded into Croatia last week after Hungary barred their route to the European Union through its southern border with Serbia.
  • Hungary Confiscates Croatian Migrant Train

    09/18/2015 5:01:34 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    Sky News ^ | 9-18-2015 | Sky News
    Hungary has confiscated a Croatian train that tried to transport 1,000 migrants into the country - describing its arrival as a breach of EU law. Budapest said 40 police officers accompanying the 1,000 migrants were disarmed and sent back to their homeland during the "major, major incident" - though Croatia denied weapons had been taken. The migrants are being transferred from the town of Magyarboly to a reception camp, while Hungary claimed it had arrested the train driver. Hungary has stated repeatedly that it will charge such migrants with illegal entry and expel them back to the country from which...
  • Migrant crisis: Croatia closes border crossings with Serbia

    09/17/2015 10:34:38 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9-18-2015 | BBC
    More news from the Obama created "immigration Crisis"/ Muslim Invasion of Europe. Croatia has closed seven of its eight road border crossings with Serbia following a huge influx of migrants. Officials in Zagreb said they had no choice after more than 10,000 people entered the country a day after Hungary fenced off its border with Serbia. Meanwhile, Slovenia said it had stopped a group of migrants on a train and would return them to Croatia. Huge numbers of people heading north from the Mediterranean have created a political crisis in the European Union. Croatian officials said roads leading to the...
  • E.U. nations pull welcome mats for migrants, imposing new restrictions

    09/17/2015 3:26:29 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 17, 2015 | William Booth, Anthony Faiola and Michael Birnbaum
    ZAGREB, Croatia European nations once friendly to refugees abruptly yanked their welcome mats Thursday, as Germany considered slashing its benefits and Croatia announced it was closing most of its road links with Serbia until further notice. The German measures would overhaul asylum codes to stem the massive flow of migrants into Europe, scaling back the generous policies that have made Germany a beacon for desperate war refugees and economic migrants pouring out of the Middle East, Africa and beyond. In a 128-page draft law produced by the German Interior Ministry and obtained by The Washington Post, the government would...
  • Croatia staggers as 8,900 migrants enter; some trampled in chaotic rush to get buses, trains

    09/17/2015 11:35:52 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 37 replies
    US News ^ | 9-16-2015 | RADUL RADOVANOVIC and JOVANA GEC
    Croatia staggered Thursday as thousands of asylum seekers poured in from Serbia. Dozens were injured or trampled in a mad rush to get on the few buses and trains authorities could provide, and some police even stood behind trees to protect themselves from the melee. The Balkan nation has suddenly become the latest hotspot in the 1,000-mile plus exodus toward Western Europe after Hungary sealed off its border Tuesday with a razor-wire fence and then used tear gas, batons and water cannons to keep the migrants out. Croatia represents a longer and more arduous route into Europe but those fleeing...
  • Croatian Army Put on Combat Readiness to Protect Borders From Migrants

    09/17/2015 11:16:43 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    Sputnuik ^ | 9-16-2015 | Sutnik
    Chief of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces Drago Lovric has already taken the necessary steps to carry out the Croatian presidents order, the Hina news agency said. Earlier in the day, hundreds of migrants broke through police cordons after waiting in a long line to take buses to transit centers at a checkpoint on the Croatian-Serbian border. The closure of the Serbian-Hungarian border and the penalties introduced on Tuesday by the Hungarian government for border infringements have forced thousands of migrants from Serbia to reroute through Croatia and Slovenia, in their journey to wealthier EU states.

    09/17/2015 10:10:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 110 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | September 17, 2015 | Staff
    Border guards were unable to hold back the huge wave of migrants that was crossing the Croatian border today. Riot police had to stand aside after being overwhelmed by the numbers, most of whom had passed through Serbia from the Hungarian border.
  • Migrant crisis: Dozens reach Croatia as Hungary border sealed

    09/16/2015 4:02:32 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 47 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/16/2015 | BBC
    The first group of migrants has reached Croatia-a new route to northern European Union countries, a day after Hungary sealed its border with Serbia. The migrants had travelled by bus from southern Serbia. Hundreds spent the night in the open. Many of them are hoping to reach Germany. Croatia has said it will not 'just allow people to move through".......... On Tuesday, Hungary declared a state of emergency in the area, with hundreds of army and police deployed to enforce new laws making it an offence to breach a razor-wire border fence. Police sealed a railway crossing point near Roszke...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Moonless Meteors and the Milky Way

    08/13/2015 2:26:45 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | August 13, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Have you watched the Perseid meteor shower? Though the annual shower's predicted peak was last night, meteor activity should continue tonight (August 13/14), best enjoyed by just looking up in clear, dark skies after midnight. Of course, this year's Perseid shower has the advantage of being active near the August 14 New Moon. Since the nearly New Moon doesn't rise before the morning twilight many fainter meteors are easier to spot until then, with no interference from bright moonlight. The Perseid meteor shower last occurred near a New Moon in 2013. That's when the exposures used to construct this...
  • Serbia marks day of mourning, remembers Serb victims [of Operation Storm]

    08/05/2015 2:27:13 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    B92 ^ | August 5, 2015 | Beta
    Serbia is this Wednesday marking a day of remembrance for the Serbs who were killed or exiled in the wars during the 1990s.A convoy of ethnic Serb refugees expelled from Croatia 20 yearsa ago (Tanjug, file) The government also declared today a day of mourning for the victims of Croatia's Operation Storm that took place 20 years ago and resulted in the expulsion of over 200,000 Serbs, while more than 2,000 were listed as killed or missing. A memorial service for the victims in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina will be held in St. Marko's Church in Belgrade. At noon, bells will...
  • "Operation Storm was joint criminal enterprise"

    08/05/2015 2:21:17 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 4 replies
    B92 ^ | August 3, 2015 | Tanjug
    Croatia's Operation Storm was a joint criminal enterprise whose goal was to expel the Serb people in Croatia from the areas they lived in for centuries.This has been stated by the head of the Coalition of Refugee Associations Miodrag Linta. He spoke for Serbia's state broadcaster RTS on the occasion of the upcoming 20th anniversary of Croatia's military and police campaign. Linta said that over 220,000 Serbs were expelled from Croatia during Operation Storm, while around 2,000 were killed - 1,200 of them civilians. At the same time more than 40,000 residential and business premises owned by Serbs were set...
  • Bosnia: the cradle of modern jihadism?

    07/02/2015 6:45:42 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/2/15 | Mark Urban
    Back in the 1990s something happened in central Bosnia-Herzegovina that inspired people to this day and helps explain why that country now has more men fighting in Syria and Iraq (over 300), as a proportion of its population, than most in Europe. The formation of a "Mujahideen Battalion" in 1992, composed mainly of Arab volunteers in central Bosnia, was a landmark. Today the dynamic of jihad has been reversed and it is Bosnians who are travelling to Arab lands. "There is a war between the West and Islam," says Aimen Dean, who, as a young Saudi Arabian volunteer, travelled to...
  • BBC Admits Pamela Geller Was Right All Along (Bill Clinton aided and abetted Bosnian Islamic Jihad)

    07/02/2015 8:53:47 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | July 2, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    For years I have been saying it: Most Americans still dont know or understand the implications of Americas support of the jihad in Europe, but thats exactly what Bill Clintons intervention in the Balkans was. Clinton sent American soldiers to fight alongside Bosnian mujahedeen against the Serb Christians in the Bosnia war. The Democrats aligned with the jihad then and the Democrats align with the jihad now, despite the thousands of Americans slaughtered at their hand. Here is yet more of the unending poisonous yield of Clintons vicious ill-conceived war. I continue to take heat for my support of...
  • Far-right surges in Croatia as EU disappointment spreads

    06/23/2015 9:45:21 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | June 23, 2015 | DUSAN STOJANOVIC and DARKO BANDIC
    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) It was one of the biggest nights in Croatia's sporting calendar: a European Championship soccer qualifying match with Italy. Seconds after kick-off in a game beamed around the world, a gigantic swastika materialized on the pitch under the shocked gaze of European soccer officials. The swastika, sprayed by an unknown vandal with a chemical that became visible only when floodlights went on to start the game, has become the most potent symbol of a rise in ultra-nationalist sentiment that appears to be bleeding into the mainstream population in the European Union's newest member state. But it's...
  • Croatia could face sanction for swastika pattern on field vs. Italy [VIDEO]

    06/14/2015 2:42:10 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 15 replies
    ESPN FC U.S. Edition ^ | June 12, 2015 | ESPN Staff
    The pitch in Split, Croatia, appeared to show the pattern of a swastika during Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier.SPLIT, Croatia -- Croatia could face punishment by UEFA after a swastika pattern could be seen on the pitch for its European Championship qualifying match against Italy. The Nazi symbol was clearly marked in the middle of the half Italy was attacking in the first period of Friday's 1-1 draw. Ground staff attempted to cover the symbol up during the half-time interval but were unable to do so and the Croatian Football Federation expressed its regret over the incident and confirmed the symbol...
  • Holocaust survivor sheds light on little-known concentration camp [JASENOVAC]

    06/14/2015 12:52:21 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    Your Houston News ^ | June 11, 2015 | Melanie Feuk
    Alexander Pollak (center) poses with his team of supporters at the Humble Rotary luncheon June 10, 2015.Humble resident, Alexander Pollak, has made it his mission to bring the atrocities at the concentration camp, Jasenovac, to light. Pollaks father, along with countless others, perished at Jasenovac. Jasenovac is a name that is not as widely recognized, but is among one of the worst World War II concentration camps. Located in Croatia, Jasenovacs existence remains under the radar because its records were intentionally destroyed. Pollak had the chance to share his mission during the Humble Rotary luncheon June 10. Pollaks friend, Michelle...
  • Submit to the Lord [charismatic caucus]

    05/19/2015 9:46:07 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-1915 | Jedediah,Bible
    Submit to the Lord and you will find, Breakthrough of a new kind, For in submission Heaven becomes clear, And you will see into things others fear, For The Father's Heart is Pure Above All, And only The Holy may access and call, For The Eyes of The Cherubim guard what is pure, So only the Holy are able to endure . . . Isaiah 6:5-8 5 Then said I, Woe is me! For I am undone and ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for...
  • Wiesenthal Centre urges Croatia to end pensions to Nazi allies

    05/19/2015 3:33:08 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    AFP ^ | May 19, 2015 | AFP
    Efraim Zuroff, director of the Jerusalem Office of the Simon Wiesenthal Center (AFP Photo/Christof Stache) Zagreb (AFP) - The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center on Tuesday urged Croatia to stop paying pensions to people who served in the country's World War II Nazi-allied armed forces, labelling the policy an insult to their victims. "In view of the horrendous war crimes committed in the so-called Independent State of Croatia (NDH)... such a policy is inherently mistaken," the centre's chief Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff said in a letter to Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic. Paying pensions to members of the WWII Ustasha armed forces...
  • Why Is America Richer than Kazakhstan, and Why Has Estonia Surpassed Croatia?

    05/04/2015 9:12:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Even small differences in economic growth make a big difference to living standards over time. I frequently share this chart, which highlights how long it takes to double economic output based on different growth rates. I also use real-world examples to show how some nations become much richer than other nations within just a few decades because of better policy and faster growth.Here’s another way to approach the issue. Let’s use a hypothetical example to reinforce the importance of growth. If we went back to 1870 and assumed our economy’s nominal growth rate was one percentage point slower than it...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Meteor in the Milky Way

    04/23/2015 4:22:06 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | April 23, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Earth's April showers include the Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed for more than 2,000 years when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. A grain of that comet's dust, moving 48 kilometers per second at an altitude of 100 kilometers or so, is swept up in this night sky view from the early hours of April 21. Flashing toward the southeastern horizon, the meteor's brilliant streak crosses the central region of the rising Milky Way. Its trail points back toward the shower's radiant in the constellation Lyra, high in the northern springtime sky...
  • This newly declared microcountry wants to become the world's foremost tax haven

    04/22/2015 2:54:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/22/2015 | Ryan Gorman
    The world’s newest microcountry wants to become its foremost tax haven. Liberland, which sits on 2.7 square-miles of land along the Danube River between Serbia and Croatia, was founded earlier this month and plans to have only voluntary taxes. "We don’t want the state to take money from the people," Vít Jedlička, a native of Prague and Liberland's new president, told Business Insider in a phone interview. "We want to have voluntary taxes." Elected into office by a three-person committee, Jedlička says he started Liberland to “turn the concept of a state upside down.” After working as a financial analyst...
  • Birth of a nation? Czech pol claims to have established new country in no-mans land

    04/21/2015 9:26:53 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Welcome to Liberland, population 250,000and anyone else looking for a tax haven. A self-professed Libertarian politician from the Czech Republic says he has created a new, sovereign country on the Croatian-Serbia border where citizens decide their own tax burden, property and individual rights are respected and the national motto is "Live and Let Live."
  • This man just claimed a new European nation. 160,000 people already want to live there.

    04/21/2015 6:35:24 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 25 replies
    LittleRock ^ | 4/21/15 | Melanie Drury
    On your next holiday in Eastern Europe, make sure to include Liberland in your itinerary. In fact, if you wish, you are just in time to apply for citizenship of this newly founded country; you may just become one of the lucky 3-5000 people to be selected to form part of this new nation.
  • Greece draws up drachma plans, prepares to miss IMF payment

    04/03/2015 4:41:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 2, 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, & Mehreen Khan
    Greece is drawing up drastic plans to nationalise the country's banking system and introduce a parallel currency to pay bills unless the eurozone takes steps to defuse the simmering crisis and soften its demands. Sources close to the ruling Syriza party said the government is determined to keep public services running and pay pensions as funds run critically low. It may be forced to take the unprecedented step of missing a payment to the International Monetary Fund next week.
  • Leaving Kosovo: Exodus of young people as frustration soars

    03/23/2015 4:59:25 PM PDT · by Dragonfly · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | March 23, 2015 | Guy De Launey
    Leaving Kosovo: Exodus of young people as frustration soars By Guy De Launey BBC News, Kosovo 22 March 2015 From the section Europe "We are like two million birds in one cage, but we are hoping for a better life" The scene in Mitrovica's 7 Arte Cafe seems convivial enough. Fairy lights twinkle, a mixture of Albanian and English-language hits play over the sound system and the 20-somethings gathered around the tables regularly break into laughter. But the joviality papers over a grim reality for these young people. Kosovo may have unilaterally declared independence from Serbia seven years ago, but...
  • Muslim members of the Waffen-SS 13th division at prayer during their training in Germany, 1943

    03/17/2015 4:26:22 PM PDT · by Salman · 21 replies
    The photo is taken during the division training at Neuhammer. The romantic notions that Himmler had about the Bosnian Muslims were probably significant in the divisions genesis. He was personally fascinated by the Islamic faith and believed that Islam created fearless soldiers. He envisioned the creation of a Bosnian SS division constituted solely of Bosnian Muslims in a manner similar to the Bosnian divisions of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire. Many of these soldiers came from Bosnia, and it was a conscious decision to fight the Communist Partisans and the nationalist Chetniks. The Nazis tried to cater to the Muslim religious...
  • Neanderthals Wore Eagle Talons As Jewelry 130,000 Years Ago

    03/13/2015 9:39:56 PM PDT · by blam · 40 replies
    Live Science ^ | 3-14-2015 | Megan Gannon
    Megan Gannon March 14, 2015The eight eagle talons from Krapina arranged with an eagle phalanx that was also found at the site. (Luka Mjeda, Zagreb) Long before they shared the landscape with modern humans, Neanderthals in Europe developed a sharp sense of style, wearing eagle claws as jewelry, new evidence suggests. Researchers identified eight talons from white-tailed eagles including four that had distinct notches and cut marks from a 130,000-year-old Neanderthal cave in Croatia. They suspect the claws were once strung together as part of a necklace or bracelet. "It really is absolutely stunning," study author David Frayer,...
  • Neanderthal jewelry? Discovery sheds light on predecessors' cognitive abilities

    03/12/2015 7:25:41 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    University of Kansas ^ | Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | George Diepenbrock
    A set of eagle talons found in present-day Croatia dated approximately 130,000 years ago includes several marks and polishing facets that show they were manipulated into a piece of jewelry, said David Frayer, a professor emeritus of anthropology who was part of the study... Frayer said the eight white-tailed eagle bones were discovered more than 100 years ago from a single level at the Krapina Neanderthal site, which was originally excavated between 1899-1905. However, researchers only recently recognized the cut marks on the bones as human manipulations. "There's just no doubt that they made it, and it was a necklace...
  • Croatian display team pilots could break for Qatar (aerobatics)

    03/12/2015 4:41:19 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Flightglobal.com ^ | 12 March 2015 | IGOR SALINGER
    Croatia's defence ministry has confirmed that six of countrys top instructor pilots all of them members of Krila Oluje ("Wings of Storm") aerobatic display team have applied to resign from active duty. According to sources quoted by local media, the pilots have received a superior offer from Qatar, with the Croatian daily Slobodna Dalmacija reporting that the Gulf state plans to form a display team with its new Pilatus PC-21 trainers to include the Croatian pilots. Igor Salinger/Aermedia.com Submitted on 4 March, the resignation requests will be decided on after consultation with the pilots and in accordance with...
  • Krajina Serbs to file lawsuit against Croatia for genocide in World War II

    02/24/2015 7:58:05 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 9 replies
    InSerbia Network Foundation ^ | February 23, 2015 | InSerbia Network Foundation
    JAGODINA Krajina Serbs will file a lawsuit against Croatia for genocide in World War II and ethnic cleansing in the 1990s, says former Republic of Serb Krajina Prime Minister Borislav Mikelic.Ustasa militia execute prisoners near the Jasenovac concentration camp.The work of the Serbs of Krajina, Kozara and the Grmec area does not end with the recent verdict by the International Court of Justice in The Hague and the dismissal of the Croatian lawsuit and the Serbian countersuit, Mikelic told Jagodina-based Palma plus television on Sunday. For World War II, there is undeniable, crystal-clear evidence that the Independent State of...
  • Croatia just canceled the debts of its poorest citizens

    02/02/2015 11:33:48 AM PST · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 31 January 2015 | Rick Noack
    Starting Monday, thousands of Croatia's poorest citizens will benefit from an unusual gift: They will have their debts wiped out. Named "fresh start," the government scheme aims to help some of the 317,000 Croatians whose bank accounts have been blocked due to their debts. Given that Croatia is a relatively small Mediterranean country of only 4.4 million inhabitants, the number of indebted citizens is significant and has become a major economic burden for the country. After six years of recession, growth predictions for Croatia's economy remain low for this year. "We assess that this measure will be applicable to some...
  • Hundreds attend Zagreb mass in honor of one of Europe's biggest mass murderers

    01/23/2015 6:46:51 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 26 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | December 29, 2014 | Sam Sokol
    Memorial held for World War II era dictator Ante Pavelić, whose fascist regime was allied with Nazi Germany.Ante Pavelić. (photo credit:Wikimedia Commons) Hundreds of Croatians attended a memorial mass in Zagreb on Sunday for World War II-era dictator Ante Pavelić, local media reported. Pavelić’s fascist regime was allied with Nazi Germany and was responsible for the murder of tens of thousands of Jews. Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Serbs were also murdered under his rule. Protesters yelling “Oppose the glorification of fascism” and other anti-fascist slogans pushed against police, who blocked them from entering the church. In a video of...
  • [Six+ years old story] Europe plunged into energy crisis as Russia cuts off gas supply via Ukraine

    01/14/2015 11:51:40 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 130 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | circa 2009 or before | Robert Lea
    Russia cut gas exports to Europe by 60 per cent today, plunging the continent into an energy crisis 'within hours' as a dispute with Ukraine escalated. This morning, gas companies in Ukraine said that Russia had completely cut off their supply. Six countries reported a complete shut-off of Russian gas shipped via Ukraine today, in a sharp escalation of a struggle over energy that threatens Europe as winter sets in. Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Croatia and Turkey all reported a halt in gas shipments from Russia through Ukraine. Croatia said it was temporarily reducing supplies to industrial customers while Bulgaria...
  • The Real Reason Russia Cancelled South Stream Part of channel(s): Ukraine (current event)

    12/21/2014 7:59:18 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 2 replies
    Liveleak.com, Syrianfreepress, www.south-streaminfo.com ^ | Dec-20-2014 | Alexander Mercouris - Russia Insider
    The Russians called the EUs bluff by pulling out of the project instead of accepting the EUs conditions and are cutting deals with China and Turkey instead.By Alexander Mercouris ~ Russia Insider The reaction to the cancellation of the Sound Stream project has been a wonder to behold and needs to be explained very carefully. In order to understand what has happened it is first necessary to go back to the way Russian-European relations were developing in the 1990s. Briefly, at that period, the assumption was that Russia would become the great supplier of energy and raw materials to Europe....