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  • Germanwings A320 crash: Plane fell for 18 minutes (not 8)

    03/25/2015 5:24:23 AM PDT · by maggief · 172 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | March 25, 2015
    NEW evidence has emerged that the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in southern France yesterday dived for 18 minutes, and not eight as previously thought. France’s Transport Minister Segolene Royal said this morning that the crew had stopped responding to radio messages at 10.30am, with the plane flying over the Mediterranean sea. The aircraft crashed into the side of a mountain in the French Alps at 10.48am, suggesting that the plane had descended from 28,000ft to 2,000ft without signalling an emergency. Ms Royal added that events in the cockpit in the 60 seconds between 10.30am and 10.31am were ‘crucial’ and...
  • 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...
  • Europe Is Suddenly Booming — This Is Why

    03/24/2015 11:15:09 AM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    BI ^ | 3-24-2015 | Mike Bird
    Mike Bird March 24, 2015Things are finally looking up again for Europe. The pace of the eurozone's sudden improvement across a bundle of economic indicators has shocked analysts since the turn of the year. But there has been a rapid turnaround from gloom to boom in just a few months. What's going on? As recently as Autumn, everyone thought Europe was bogged down in a protracted perma-recession, characterised by deflation, lack of GDP growth and continent-wide political paralysis. Here's what's going on, and why. (snip)
  • Why My #1 Bet on Investing in Europe is Soaring

    03/22/2015 10:40:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2015 | Nicholas Vardy
    It was just over a month ago that I appeared on the Fox Business Network and recommended that U.S. investors put their money to work in Europe. To say that my recommendation was greeted with skepticism would be an understatement. After all, as the host pointed out, Europe was on the verge of bailing out a Marxist government in the form of Greece. And my closing recommendation to invest in Germany was greeted with a roll of the eyes and a barely stifled yawn. Fast forward one month, and Germany is the hottest market on the planet. The German DAX...
  • New York Magazine Writer: Liberals, Now ‘Out of Love With Europe,’ Turn Their Hopes to America

    03/20/2015 8:26:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 19, 2015 | Tom Johnson
    For decades, the American left has contrasted the U.S.’s allegedly hidebound approach to economic and social issues with the enlightened way nations like France, Germany, and Sweden typically handle those matters. It’s a framework that seems to be falling apart, according to New York magazine’s Benjamin Wallace-Wells, mostly as a result of Europe’s overall shift to the right. “The [European] continent is no longer a subject of liberal pining and aspiration,” wrote Wallace-Wells in a Tuesday article. “Europe and Israel have…been examples of alternative ways in which American society might be arranged, if it were less individualistic, more communal. But...
  • 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. Putin’s 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...
  • Greek PM hastens Russia visit amid cash crunch

    03/17/2015 3:25:37 PM PDT · by familyop · 15 replies
    AFP by way of Yahoo News ^ | 17MAR15 | John Hadoulis
    "The prime minister will visit the Kremlin following an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin," a government source said without giving reasons for the change of date. Tsipras, a former Communist, has made no secret of seeking closer ties to Russia at a time when Moscow is at loggerheads with the European Union over the conflict in Ukraine. A number of Greek officials have openly broached the prospect of Athens turning to Russia or China for financial assistance if loan talks with the EU end in failure.
  • Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe?

    03/16/2015 5:05:11 AM PDT · by W. · 11 replies
    The Atlantic.com ^ | April 2015 Issue | Jeffrey Goldberg
    For half a century, memories of the Holocaust inoculated the Continent against overt anti-Semitism. That period has ended—the recent fatal attacks in Paris and Copenhagen are merely the latest in a mounting tide. Today, right-wing fascist strains of Jew-hatred are merging with a new threat from radicalized Islamists, confronting Europe with a crisis, and its Jews with an agonizing choice.
  • Michael Douglas reveals anti-Semitic attack on 14-year-old son Dylan in Europe

    03/15/2015 5:47:51 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 41 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 15, 2015 | Bill Hutchinson
    Actor Michael Douglas is speaking out about an ugly confrontation with a jerk who gave his 14-year-old son “his first taste of anti-Semitism.” The two-time Oscar winner revealed the incident happened last year when he and wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, took their two young children on a family vacation to Europe. “During our stay at a hotel, our son Dylan went to the swimming pool. A short time later he came running back to the room, upset. A man at the pool had started hurling insults at him,” Douglas wrote in an op-ed piece in Sunday’s Los Angeles Times. The 71-year-old...
  • When Did Humans Come to the Americas?

    01/27/2013 9:08:44 PM PST · by Theoria · 29 replies
    Smithsonian Mag ^ | Feb 2013 | Guy Gugliotta
    Recent scientific findings date their arrival earlier than ever thought, sparking hot debate among archaeologists For much of its length, the slow-moving Aucilla River in northern Florida flows underground, tunneling through bedrock limestone. But here and there it surfaces, and preserved in those inky ponds lie secrets of the first Americans.For years adventurous divers had hunted fossils and artifacts in the sinkholes of the Aucilla about an hour east of Tallahassee. They found stone arrowheads and the bones of extinct mammals such as mammoth, mastodon and the American ice age horse.Then, in the 1980s, archaeologists from the Florida Museum of...
  • European Parliament Declares Gay Marriage and Abortion ‘Human Rights’

    03/14/2015 11:43:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | March 13, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    On Thursday, the European Parliament voted to approve its “Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World 2013 and the European Union’s policy on the matter,” which declares both same-sex marriage and abortion to be fundamental human rights. The Parliament, which enjoys freedom from voter accountability, continues its legislative activism, pushing member states toward more liberal positions on virtually every social issue, and slinging loose language such as “homophobia.” The report says it is “regrettable” that women and girls’ bodies “still remain an ideological battleground,” and calls for the EU and its member states to recognize the inalienable...
  • Yahoo Putin's grab of Crimea still rankles West. How about Crimeans?

    03/13/2015 2:04:19 PM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 17 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 12, 2015 | Fred Weir
    Russia's quick and dirty annexation of Crimea, carried out under the watchful gaze of barely disguised Russian special forces, remains a bitter bone of contention a year on. By the West it is regarded as an act of unilateral Russian aggression that triggered a wider Ukrainian crisis. The Russian narrative remains that it was a justified reaction to the illegal overthrow of Ukraine's president by pro-Western mobs in Kiev, and the perceived threat that a new Ukrainian government could nationalize its historic naval base in the Crimean port of Sevastopol.
  • Europe: Time for the Third Way

    03/05/2015 10:11:06 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    The Office of Tony Blair ^ | 2/11/2015 | Tony Blair
    Europe as an entity and as an ideal is more needed than ever. The individual countries of Europe need the collective power of Europe to assert their interests, influence and values. Yet, as the impasse over Greece confirms, the continent is in crisis. Many assume that some form of compromise is in the offing. Debt can somehow be kicked down the road. The Greek government will bend; the troika of creditors — the EU, ECB and International Monetary Fund — will bend and somewhere in the middle the two will come together. I do not see it. Greece is part...
  • An Update From The Frontline on Guns & Hunting In Europe

    03/05/2015 8:06:31 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 3/5/2015 | Unknown
    I was in Brussels last week at a meeting of European fieldsports body, The European Federation of Associations for Hunting & Conservation (FACE), of which the Countryside Alliance is an active member. I am honoured to be FACE’s UK Chairman and to represent British sporting interests at the highest level and I can feed back some interesting points from the meeting.
  • If America Is Mars and Europe Venus, How Is Europe Doing?

    03/04/2015 5:56:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Michael Barone
    "Americans are from Mars and Europeans are from Venus," wrote Robert Kagan in "Of Paradise and Power," published in 2003, just as the United States went into Iraq. Americans, he wrote, see themselves in "an anarchic Hobbesian world," where security and a liberal order depend on military might, while Europe is "moving beyond power into a self-contained world of laws and rules and transnational negotiation and co-operation." A dozen years later, Europeans and not a few Americans have been asking how well Mars has been working out for America. But Americans and an increasing number of Europeans should also be...
  • EU seeks to reduce plastic bag usage

    03/03/2015 1:43:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03/02/2015 | das/jil (dpa, AP)
    The 28 EU member states gave their final approval to new rules regarding plastic bags on Monday. Member states are required to reduce the use of flimsy plastic bags by 80 percent by 2025. However, they are given a choice on how to achieve that goal. According to the new rules, EU countries are permitted to introduce extra taxes on plastic bags or even ban single-use plastic bags on a national level.Margrete Auken, a Danish Member of the European Parliament from the Green Party, pushed the new legislation through and called the approval “a historic breakthrough in tackling the pervasive...
  • Europe's Solar Power Industry Braces For Solar Eclipse

    03/01/2015 12:12:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    On the morning of March 20, 2015, a solar eclipse will pass over all of Europe, visible from Turkey to Greenland. A decade ago, that probably wouldn't have mattered to anyone except people who love astronomy (and all the schoolchildren building pinhole cameras to observe the sun.) But now, three percent of Europe's electricity grid comes from solar power, making the March event a proving ground for this renewable energy technology. In the span of two hours, 35,000 megawatts of electricity will fade from the grid, and then return. To put that in perspective, a typical coal plant in the...
  • New Austrian law 'combats Islamization'

    02/28/2015 3:08:21 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 17 replies
    the Local (Austria) ^ | 25 Feb 2015 18:10 GMT+01:00
    Austria's parliament has passed a law banning foreign sources of financing to Muslim organisations and requiring imams to be able to speak German, in a move closely watched by other European nations facing growing problems with radical Islam. The text aims to promote what conservative Integration Minister Sebastian Kurz calls an "Islam of European character" by muting the influence of foreign Muslim nations and organizations, and offering Austrian Muslims a mix of increased rights and obligations in practising their faith in the central European country. But the law has generated opposition from several quarters, including Austrian Muslim groups that call...
  • Motorcycle maker Yamaha to launch small cars in Europe

    02/27/2015 12:26:57 PM PST · by nascarnation · 71 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 2/27/2015 | AFP
    Japanese motorcycle giant Yamaha will join the four-wheel market by launching small cars in Europe as early as 2019 to meet rising demand for energy-efficient vehicles, a company official said Friday. The firm has been mulling manufacturing four-wheel vehicles for years, exhibiting a prototype 1,000 cc engine car and an electric-car battery at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Yamaha is planning to build car plants in Europe to sell them in the region before 2020, the company spokesman said, without elaborating. "As small cars are already prevalent in Europe, our first car launch will be (there)," he said. "But we...
  • Madonna: Atmosphere of intolerance in Europe 'feels like Nazi Germany'

    02/26/2015 5:34:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 2/26/15 | staff
    Internationally-recognized pop music sensation Madonna on Thursday said anti-Semitism and "growing intolerance" in Europe, and especially in France, has reached a level that "feels like Nazi Germany." During an interview with Europe 1 radio that is set to be aired in-full on Friday morning, the pop diva said "anti-Semitism is at an all-time high," in France and Europe. Setting aside a fall off stage during her performance at a Brit Awards, the 56-year-old star expressed her concern over the "climate of extreme fear" that has surfaced across the European continent, and which she likened to the era during the rise...
  • Bill Nye on Europe's Jews: If Only They Were More Neighborly

    02/22/2015 2:20:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 100 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 2/22/15 | Jack Coleman
    Heck, who cares if the "neighbors" in question have a knife to your throat. Bill Nye, foppish self-proclaimed Science Guy, appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher this past Friday night and demonstrated why he ought to stick with his true vocation as a global-warming bedwetter. During a panel discussion on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's suggestion that European Jews fearful for their lives should come "home" to Israel, Nye mocked the idea and blamed Jews for not being friendlier to predators who consider it a holy rite to slaughter them
  • French Icon Brigitte Bardot’s Blasphemy Against Muslims

    02/21/2015 6:40:29 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/20/2015 | Dr. Phyllis Chesler
    Bardot has written: “I am fed up with being under the thumb of this population which is destroying us, destroying our country.”
  • God gave the Jews the Temple Mount, not Copenhagen's cafés" [Jesus or Barabbas]

    02/20/2015 3:28:07 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 33 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 2/20/2015 | Giulio Meotti
    The kippah is prohibited all over Europe. It is the symbol of a continent that is inexorably emptying itself of its Jews. Wearing a Jewish yarmulke is a revolutionary revolt in Berlin, Paris, Rome, Malmö and Brussels. Europe has lost half of its Jewish population, not since the Holocaust, but since 1960 to the present. Just stand in front of the the famous Portuguese synagogue of Amsterdam, built in 1675, in a period in which the Netherlands welcomed the Jews from all over the world, and you will understand what it means being a Jew in Europe. The police will...
  • ISIS plans to storm Europe, cause 'pandemonium' in cities

    02/20/2015 5:03:26 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies
    WND ^ | Aaron Klein
    ISIS is planning to use Libya as a “gateway” to Europe and has raised the possibility of storming southern European cities to cause “pandemonium” or closing international shipping lines in the Mediterranean Sea. This according to documents released by ISIS supporters and propagandists and obtained by the Quilliam Foundation, a Britain-based think tank that focuses on counter-extremism. The purported ISIS documents, obtained and reviewed by WND, received widespread news coverage. However, some of the more sensational possibilities described within the pages were largely overlooked. The documents indicate ISIS views Libya as not just fertile ground for a headquarters but as...
  • ISIS Threatens Europe

    02/20/2015 12:56:15 AM PST · by Mozilla · 20 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | February 19, 2015 | L. Todd Wood
    The headline in the UK newspaper, The Independent, says it all: Libya civil war: Italy ready to train anti-Isis forces to protect its own borders. Europe is getting scared of ISIS, especially Italy, whose southern islands are only 185 miles from the coast of Libya, where ISIS recently beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians on the beach. It doesn’t help that ISIS recently threatened to conquer Rome. With the historical record showing that ISIS typically lives up to its threats, I can understand why the Italians are worried. Couple the threat of being conquered with the reality of terrorists living amongst you...
  • Living History ... Mark Steyn

    02/18/2015 11:13:18 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 18 Feb 2015 | Mark Steyn
    Even the Obammyboppers of an otherwise adoring media seem to understand his big conference on "countering violent extremism" is a bit of a joke. Undeterred, President Obama has unveiled the summit's bumper sticker: "Religions Don't Kill People. People Killed People." It got him through to the next round in the middle-school debate-team county quarter-finals, so who knows the impact it will have on the Islamic State. I'm thrilled to discover that my tax dollars are now going to fund something called the International Center for Excellence in Countering Violent Extremism. Seriously. It's in Dubai. But perhaps we can open a...
  • Gun Watch Refered to in Economist Comment

    02/18/2015 5:20:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A very well written comment in the Economist refers to the Gun Watch article on the comparison of European Murder rates to those in the United States.   It is so well done that I will quote it in its entirety.  From the Economist comments section, kudos to guest-sosaoel: I'll give the author credit for trying to be reasonable as well as thanks for having the integrity to try shooting for himself. However I must correct a number of glaring errors. We oppose gun control because it has never been credibly demonstrated to work. Ever. Yes, there have been some...
  • 3,000 Fort Stewart soldiers deploying to Europe amid US effort to deter Russian aggression

    02/18/2015 4:42:04 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 11 replies
    Daily Journal ^ | February 17, 2015 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    <p>FORT STEWART, Georgia — The U.S. Army is sending more than 3,000 Fort Stewart soldiers to Europe to help assure American allies in the region and deter Russian aggression in Ukraine.</p> <p>Officials at the southeast Georgia Army post said Tuesday that soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division will deploy next month.</p>
  • What Is Obama's ISIS Strategy?

    02/17/2015 4:31:53 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 25 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | February 17, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Charles Martel and the Holy Roman Empire kept the Muslims out of Europe on two separate occasions. Today Europe has all but abandoned its Christian past and has allowed Muslims to come unfettered into their countries. ISIS is busy chopping the heads off of Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya, putting that group on the doorstep of Europe. Meanwhile in Europe has been subjected to one Muslim terrorist attack after another. European Jews don’t have socialists with Hitler sympathies to fear, they have Muslims to fear. A synagogue in Denmark was attacked over the weekend leaving one dead. In the Paris...
  • Religion's week from hell

    02/17/2015 4:27:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    CNN.com ^ | February 17, 2015 | Daniel Burke
    (CNN)Whether you believe that religious violence is fueled by faith or is a symptom of larger factors -- political instability, poverty, cultural chaos -- one thing seems clear: Last week was hellish for religion.
  • Greek crisis talks collapse in acrimony as Syriza defies EMU

    02/16/2015 2:05:21 PM PST · by NRx · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 16 Feb 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Greece is on a collision course with the eurozone’s creditor powers after emergency talks ended in acrimony on Monday night, triggering the most serious political crisis since the launch of the euro. The Leftist Syriza government reacted with fury to eurozone demands that it must stick to the country’s discredited austerity plan, describing the draft text as “absurd and unacceptable”.
  • After Attacks, Europe Fights Call for Mass Migration of Jews

    02/16/2015 12:51:43 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 16, 2015 | LORI HINNANT
    ~snip~ "We know there are doubts, questions across the community," French President Francois Hollande said Monday. "I will not just let what was said in Israel pass, leading people to believe that Jews no longer have a place in Europe and in France in particular." French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Monday the government would defend French Jews against what he described as "Islamo-fascism." "A Jew who leaves France is a piece of France that is gone," Valls told RTL radio ~snip~ German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that her government will do everything possible to make sure Jewish sites...
  • Commander of US Army in Europe Sees Russia Mobilizing for War

    02/15/2015 6:22:35 PM PST · by presidio9 · 252 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 09, 2015 | Sohrab Ahmari
    'I believe the Russians are mobilizing right now for a war that they think is going to happen in five or six years —not that they're going to start a war in five or six years, but I think they are anticipating that things are going to happen, and that they will be in a war of some sort, of some scale, with somebody within the next five or six years." So says Lt. Gen. Frederick "Ben" Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe.... "Strong Europe!" reads a sign on one of the walls. Next to it is the U.S. Army...
  • Germany: Braunschweig parade halted over terror alert

    02/15/2015 6:33:52 AM PST · by LSUfan · 39 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 Feb 15 | Unattributed
    A carnival parade has been called off at short notice in Braunschweig, northern Germany, due to the threat of an Islamist attack, police said. A "specific threat of an Islamist attack" was identified by state security sources, they said in a statement. Police urged people planning to attend to stay at home. The parade - a well-known regional attraction - was cancelled only 90 minutes before it was due to start. "Many people arriving at the train station were already dressed up and very disappointed - but we didn't want to take any risks," police spokesman Thomas Geese was quoted...
  • Super Hero of Cartoon Character

    02/14/2015 7:01:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2015 | Charles Payne
    "I want to work with Congress to replace mindless austerity with smart investments that strengthen America," said President Obama in a recent speech at the Department of Homeland Security. In the making of a counter-cultural hero, in an era of failed responsibility and in an era of passing the buck, a new superstar has been found. In America, we have Elizabeth Warren, who is coming on like gangbuster as an alternative to Hillary Clinton, something I predicted a long time ago. In Europe, Yanis Varoufakis, the Greek finance minister whose un-tucked shirts worn with blue jeans have become a symbol...
  • UKRAINE: Russia's war against Ukraine: recent developments in the Donbas

    02/13/2015 6:17:56 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 3 replies
    Liga.net ^ | 13.02.2015 23:00
    What's happening in Lugansk, Donetsk, Mariupol, Debaltseve, Gorlovka and other hot spots east of Ukraine Photos - Defense Ministry Annexing the Crimea, Russia continued aggression on the territory of anti-Ukrainian Donbass. Artificial Donetsk and Luhansk "people's republic" became the centers of the Association of Russian mercenaries and professional fighters, subversive groups on the basis of people from the Caucasus and local pro-Russian activists. Receiving funding from Russia and weapons, including heavy armor, Grad MLRS, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorists regularly shelled not only camps and checkpoints ATO forces, but also residential houses, resulting in widespread killing civilians. Since mid-July, when the forces...
  • Europe planning to blackmail Israel regardless of who wins the elections

    02/13/2015 2:52:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Israel Matav ^ | 2/13/2015 | Carl in Jerusalem
    According to a report in Makor Rishon, Europe is planning to blackmail Israel big time in March regardless of which side wins our upcoming elections. Ariel Kahane reports in today’s edition of Makor Rishon that the European Union is preparing to impose a series of heavy sanctions against Israel to be rolled out after the March elections. The sanctions would impact not only Israeli business economic activity with the European Union that involves Israeli manufacturers located beyond the ’67 line (including eastern Jerusalem) but also trade activity in general and other facets of economic interaction between the EU and...
  • As Jews Depart, European Civilization Dies

    02/12/2015 4:17:25 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 43 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/11/2015 | Terry Jones
    It sounds like some kind of mysterious demographic whodunnit: "The case of the missing Jews." Except it´s no real mystery. After years of hostility, both at the government and personal level, declining fertility rates and growing emigration, Jews now make up their smallest share of Europe´s population in hundreds of years.
  • Greece threatens tilt to Russia and China unless Europe yields

    02/11/2015 3:18:31 PM PST · by NRx · 43 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10 Feb 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    It is important for clients to be aware of the total amount they paid for day care, and have the day care provider's tax ID number, Social Security number or employer identification number (EIN). A new requirement in 2015, those filing tax returns must bring proof of health insurance, for example Affordable Health Care Act Forms 1099 A, B, or C. Clients should know birth dates for the members of their family. Health Care Marketplace Navigators will be at each tax site to assist families with enrollment in the health insurance marketplace and to answer questions regarding tax credits and...
  • “A Cowardly Cuddling of Islam”

    02/11/2015 2:44:12 PM PST · by LSUfan · 28 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 11 Feb 15 | Geert Wilders
    Geert Wilders in Parliamentary Debate with Dutch Prime Minister: “We See a Cowardly Cuddling of Islam” Madam Speaker, Exactly four weeks ago today, I stood here on behalf of the PVV group and expressed my anger about the incompetent anti-terrorism policies of the cabinet. I called on the government to wake up. To recognize Islam as the cause of the terror and the misery. To close our borders. To halt Islamization. To let Jihadists leave or a least imprison them. And to never allow them to return to the Netherlands. Meanwhile, four weeks have passed and no progress has been...
  • Garry Kasparov says ‘Obama and Merkel sounded delusional’ on Ukraine

    02/10/2015 11:33:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 2/9/15 | twitchy staff/Garry Kasparov
    The situation on the ground in Ukraine has been described as a high-stakes chess game, and Garry Kasparov, world chess champion and chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, expressed little confidence in the players yesterday.
  • Think the U.S Has a Measles Problem? Just Look at Europe

    02/09/2015 11:17:00 AM PST · by Theoria · 18 replies
    NBC ^ | 07 Feb 2015 | Maggie Fox and Tracy Connor
    The case count for the measles outbreak linked to Disneyland is steadily ticking upwards. Health officials in more than a dozen states are tracking down thousands of people to try to make sure they don't spread the virus any further. It sounds bad, but European health officials say they're looking at the United States with envy. To them, America's current total of just over 100 measles cases looks comparatively good. Last year, Europe had 3,840 measles cases. Italy alone had 1,921 cases. And that's an improvement over 2013, when there were more than 10,000 cases across Europe. France has had...
  • Islamophobia is an extension of the Crusades(projectile vomit)

    02/06/2015 9:31:48 PM PST · by barmag25 · 36 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | 2/4/15 | World Bulletin
    With academics, writers and journalists present, the meeting was published on the website of the World Bulletin. World Bulletin Research Panel have placed their mark on their round table meetings. Prof. Dr. Ali Murat Yel, researcher and writer Levent Basturk and journalist Saadet Oruc's meeting was moderated Aynur Erdogan. Levent Basturk highlighted the historical dimension of Islamophobia in his speech. Basturk explained that the concept of Islamophobia had gained ground but was rooted in events prior to 9/11, saying: "A liberal-left think tank in the UK had organised reports about attacks on Muslim immigrants. The report didn't just focus on...
  • How Dark Were the Dark Ages? (Video)

    02/05/2015 10:40:09 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 61 replies
    Prager University ^ | 26 Jan 2015 | Anthony Esolen
    Were the Middle Ages, also known as the Dark Ages, characterized by oppression, ignorance, and backwardness in areas like human rights, science, health, and the arts? Or were they marked by progress and tolerance? Anthony Esolen, an English Literature professor at Providence College, explains.
  • Noose Tightens on Europe

    02/05/2015 12:34:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | Mike Shedlock
    <p>Today German Chancellor Angela Merkel proclaimed Greek Diplomatic Offensive Is Failing.</p> <p>Merkel’s Christian Democratic-led bloc in parliament has agreed not to give in to any “bad compromise that “defacto adds up to a debt writedown,” Hans-Peter Friedrich, a deputy leader of the caucus, said in an interview today.</p>
  • Europe's creditors play with 'political fire' in pushing Greece to the brink

    02/01/2015 7:06:51 PM PST · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 31 January 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The North European power structure has issued stern and inflexible warnings to Greece. Syriza’s triumphant radicals must pay the country’s debts and stick to the letter of the hated `Memorandum’ imposed by creditors. If premier Alexis Tsipras breaches the terms of Greece’s EU-IMF Troika bail-out – signed by earlier leaders under duress, and deemed unjust in Athens – Europe will cut off €54bn of support for the Greek banking system and force the country out of the euro in short order. Europe must not yield to “blackmail,” said Germany’s ZEW institute. Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s finance minister, said the new Syriza...
  • Eurozone alarm grows over Greek bailout brinkmanship

    02/01/2015 6:06:03 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 39 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 1 Feb 15 | Anne-Sylvaine Chassany in Paris and Peter Spiegel in Brussels
  • Eurozone deflation hits –0.6%

    01/30/2015 6:32:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    European Voice ^ | 01/30/2015 11:42 CET | Dave Keating
    The eurozone experienced negative inflation for the second month in a row, according to a flash estimate published today (30 January) by Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical office. Inflation is expected to be at −0.6%, with consumer prices falling further than economists had forecast. The fall represents the biggest decline in prices in the history of the euro. […] The drop was driven by the fall in energy prices (−8.9%, compared with −6.3% in December). […] The deflationary spiral comes as Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank (ECB), is trying to tackle deflation with a policy of...
  • Greece's Syriza Party: We’re Not on Board with Sanctions on Russia

    It looks like not all European governments signed off on yesterday’s joint statement encouraging new sanctions on Russia. The Wall Street Journal reports: Greece’s new government, though, jumped into an early diplomatic spat with Brussels over the statement, which it said it hadn’t approved. The statement “was circulated without having followed the correct procedure for ensuring the consent of member states and, in particular, without ensuring Greece’s consent,” said Dimitrios Tzanakopolous, a senior aide to new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The disagreement suggests the election victory of Mr. Tsipras’s left-wing Syriza party on Sunday could deepen divides within the...
  • Are European 'No-Go Zones' a Myth?

    01/28/2015 6:27:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/28/2015 | By John Dietrich
    Recently Fox News apologized for referring to several areas in Europe as “no-go zones.” The apology followed an interview with Steven Emerson, Executive Director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, who incorrectly claimed Birmingham, England was a Muslim city. The apology claimed the “no-go zone” statement was also incorrect. Julie Banderas asserted, “we have made some regrettable errors on air regarding the Muslim population in Europe, particularly with regard to England and France. To be clear, there is no formal designation of these zones in either country and no credible information to support the assertion there are specific areas in...