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  • Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia (Is it Re-Reset Button time already?)

    07/21/2014 8:06:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/21/14 | Ken Thomas - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine. Clinton said in a Facebook chat from the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, that tougher sanctions would make clear to Russian President Vladimir Putin "that there is a price to pay for this kind of behavior." The former secretary of state said she agreed with Obama's comments earlier Monday urging "immediate and full access"...
  • Human rights court: Europe cannot be forced to redefine marriage

    07/18/2014 11:17:17 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Adelaide Mena
    Strasbourg, France, Jul 18, 2014 / 02:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the refusal to recognize same-sex “marriages” does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights. In a July 16 ruling, the human rights court explained that while “some Contracting States have extended marriage to same-sex partners,” European laws establishing the right of men and women to freely marry “cannot be construed as imposing an obligation on the Contracting States to grant access to marriage to same-sex couples.” The applicant to the high European human rights court brought his petition after Finland refused...
  • Holding Company Of Portugal's 2nd Largest Bank Just Filed For Bankruptcy Protection

    07/18/2014 12:41:10 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 10 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | July 18, 2014 | Tyler Durden
    Following this morning's farce of huge investor demand and then Bank of Portugal's Costa 'hoping' for demand from investors willing to pile more money on losing money into Espirito Santo, it appears things have escalated rapidly... *ESPIRITO SANTO INTERNATIONAL SAYS IT CAN'T MEET OBLIGATIONS *ES INTERNATIONAL APPLIES FOR `CONTROLLED MANAGEMENT' REGIME *ES INTERNATIONAL APPLIES FOR REGIME UNDER LUXEMBOURG LAW The "controlled management" application is the equivalent of declaring a breakup or controlled bankruptcy process (as we explained here). ESI is the ultimate HoldCo in the Banco Espirito Santo family.
  • World Leaders Match Anger With Calls for Inquiry Into Ukraine Plane Crash

    07/18/2014 10:30:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 18, 2014 | Alan Cowell,James Kanter,Dan Bilefsky
    LONDON — Angered and dismayed by the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine, European leaders cast about for some form of joint response to the tragedy on Friday, but beyond calls for an international inquiry they showed few signs of immediately following the United States in imposing harsher sanctions on Russia.
  • Hunting Separatists in Eastern Ukraine: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 56)

    07/16/2014 9:51:57 PM PDT · by wetphoenix
    Vice News via Youtu.Be ^ | July 17, 2014
    Although Pro-Russia separatists have been largely driven out of Donetsk and Luhansk, they still control significant parts of eastern Ukraine. In this dispatch, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky goes hunting for separatists with Oleh Lyashko, a Ukrainian politician who placed third in the most recent presidential election. Ostrovsky embeds with Lyashko's personal security forces as they successfully track down Viktor Rybalko, a pro-Russia separatist who organized the referendum in Luhansk calling for independence and allegiance with Russia. What Lyashko does is technically illegal, but he believes that the police are not doing their job and has taken it upon himself...
  • Russia's Centuries-Long Modernization Project Has Come to an End

    07/16/2014 6:36:03 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 3 replies
    The New Republic ^ | July 14, 2014 | Igor Fedyukin
    The current outburst of tensions over Ukraine is typically described as a replay of a centuries-old Russian tradition of imperial dominance of its neighbors. Yet, beneath this “Russia as usual” façade there might be a truly tectonic shift: For the first time in centuries, it appears that the Russian state does not have a modernizing project. This means nothing less than a reinvention of the Russian state. Back in the eighteenth century, Catherine the Great insisted provocatively in her programmatic “Instruction” that “Russia is a European power.” Decades later, Alexander Pushkin conceded that the government “is the sole European in...
  • Scottish independence : Don’t leave us this way

    07/15/2014 12:01:59 PM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    The Economist ^ | 15 July 2014 | Economist
    Opinion polls suggest the Scots will decide against leaving, but it is the nationalists who have fire in their bellies, and Alex Salmond, the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), is a strong finisher. The campaign has been a bad-tempered one, marked by growing Scottish anger at English complacency and indifference while English resentment of Scottish whingeing and freeloading has risen On economics, the nationalists say that Scots will be £1,000 a year better-off per head if they go it alone. That number, however, is based on implausible assumptions about the oil price, Scotland’s debt burden, demography and productivity....
  • Ukrainians Protest Against Europe, Saying It Abandoned Maidan For Russia

    07/13/2014 10:25:27 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 2 replies
    IBT ^ | Kristina Jovanovski | July 10 2014 11:29 AM
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Five months ago, Kirill Marlinski was on the streets of Kiev, demanding closer ties to the European Union. Now, he's demonstrating in the streets again, but this time against European countries. Like many other activists in the Euromaidan revolution that ousted president Viktor Yanukovych, he blames Europeans for turning their backs on Ukraine by continuing their deals with the country’s new nemesis, Russia. “We all went out on Maidan … [with a] simple slogan -- that Ukraine is Europe and Europe is Ukraine,” he said.“We went out to fight … and we just got spit in our...
  • Thousands in London, Paris, and Oslo protest Israeli strikes in Gaza

    07/12/2014 5:01:37 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | 7/11/2014 | HAARETZ
    Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators turned out on the streets of London, Paris, and Oslo on Friday to call for an end to Israeli military strikes on Gaza. Several thousand people crowded the streets outside the Israeli Embassy in west London, waving placards that read "Gaza: End the Siege" and "Freedom for Palestine." The crowds blocked an entire road, and several protesters managed to climb on top of a double-decker bus stuck in traffic, but police said the protest was largely peaceful. Norwegian news website The Local reported that some 3,000 protestors gathered in front of the Norwegian parliament in Oslo...
  • Yesterday, Today and ?

    07/07/2014 12:32:36 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 5, 2014 | Ethan Gaitz
    Finding academics and intellectuals who are critical of the current White House has almost amounted to trying to find a needle in a haystack. Yet, for those who have been looking for such a mythical figure, the search can stop (or at least come to a temporary break). Victor Davis Hanson, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, despite receiving his graduate training in classics, has become an unparalleled authority on a number of topics ranging from “ancient Greek, agrarian and military history to foreign affairs, domestic politics, and contemporary culture.” In a recent discussion with Ginni Thomas of the...
  • Household Recycling is State-Endorsed Slavery

    07/05/2014 7:36:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Breitbart's London ^ | July 5, 2014 | James Delingpole
    Recycling is authoritarian, demeaning and an unutterable waste of time, energy and money. No surprise, then, that the European Union is planning to force its vassal states to do much, much more of it. Last week, the European Commission proposed its most draconian waste disposal legislation yet: a plan requiring 70 per cent of all municipal waste and 80 per cent of packaging waste to be recycled by 2030; a total ban of the landfill of recyclable waste by 2025, aiming "to virtually eliminate landfill" by 2030. As even the Guardian quietly concedes, this is an impossible ambition: The new...
  • This Chart Explains Every Culture In The World

    07/03/2014 5:09:24 AM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    BI ^ | 7-2-2014 | Christina Sterbenz
    Christina SterbenzJuly 3, 2014Cultures are complicated, and anyone attempting to explain or group them will struggle to avoid giving offense. Political scientists Ronald Inglehart of the University of Michigan and Christian Welzel of Luephana University in Germany put forth their best effort by analyzing data and plotting countries on a "culture map." Their system stems from the World Values Survey (WVS), the largest"non-commercial, cross-national, time series investigation of human beliefs and values ever executed," which dates back to 1981 and includes nearly 400,000 respondents from 100 countries. The latest chart, published several years ago, includes data from surveys conducted from...
  • With ISIS surging in Iraq, Europe fears rise in ‘jihadi-tourists’

    06/27/2014 3:27:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 27, 2014 | By Matthew Schofield, McClatchy Foreign Staff
    BERLIN -- After being injured fighting the Syrian government, 31-year-old Mohannad reached his home in Frankfurt, Germany, with a simple plan: rest, recuperate, then rejoin the fight with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. As related in German newspaper accounts, which by law couldn’t identify him by his full name, Mohannad even transferred the equivalent of $6,800 to a Syrian bank for use by the terror organization. With that as evidence that he was supporting a terrorist organization, German authorities seized his passport and prevented him from returning to Turkey _ the jumping-off point for radicals seeking to join...
  • What America’s Allies Really Think of the U.S.A.

    06/27/2014 2:47:24 PM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 11 replies
    TheTrumpet.com ^ | 24 June 2014 | Rishard Palmer
    Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski declared that Poland’s alliance with America is “worthless” according to Polish magazine Wprost, which published excerpts of a conversation it claims Sikorski had with former Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski. “The Polish-American alliance is worthless, even harmful, as it gives Poland a false sense of security,” Sikorski said, according to one of the quotes Wprost published on June 22. “We are gonna conflict with both Russians and Germans, and we’re going to think that everything is great, because we [prostitute ourselves to America],” Sikorski allegedly said. “Losers. Complete losers.”
  • U.S. will allow EU citizens to sue over data privacy

    06/25/2014 7:40:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 25, 2014 | by Renee Maltezou
    The United States will enact legislation giving European Union citizens the right to sue in the United States if they think their private data was released or misused, the U.S attorney general said on Wednesday. "The Obama administration is committed to seeking legislation that would ensure that ... EU citizens would have the same right to seek judicial redress for intentional or wilful disclosures of protected information and for refusal to grant access or to rectify any errors in that information, as would a U.S citizen," Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters. "This commitment - which has long been sought...
  • BREAKING: Germany: Lear Jet Crashed after Collision with Eurofighter

    06/23/2014 8:05:34 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 63 replies
    nsnbc ^ | 6/23 | nsnbc
    A spokesperson for police in the district of Hochsauerlandkreis in the German Federal State of Nordrhein Westfalen, reported the accident. The German armed forces and a spokesperson for the German Air Force confirmed for the magazine Spiegel Online.de and the daily Bild, that the military plane was a German Air Force Eurofighter.
  • The ruling class ignores at its peril two important anniversaries coming up

    06/19/2014 8:08:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/19/2014 | Rosslyn Smith
    June 24th marks the 700th anniversary of the Scots’ defeat of the English at the Battle of Bannockburn, an event that drove the English army out of Scotland and firmly established Robert the Bruce as king. Although the war for Scottish independence wasn't over for another 14 years, this overwhelming victory of inferior Scottish forces is generally viewed as the event that secured Scotland's independence for the next 400 years. An outnumbered, ragtag band of patriots prevailing over a large, well-equipped national army has long been the favored narrative of insurrectionists of all ilks. June 28th marks the 100 anniversary...
  • Europe’s Anti-Fracking Activists May Be Way More Sinister Than You’d Think (Russian stooges)

    06/19/2014 5:59:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | June 19, 2014 | Patrick Brennan
    As the debate over how to regulate fracking — and whether to permit the process at all — rages in the U.S. and Europe, there are powerful interests that can benefit from blocking its expansion, namely, existing oil and gas producers, such as the Gulf States and Russia. There have been plenty of rumors that the governments of such places have supported anti-fracking activists, but now NATO has more or less officially accused Russian intelligence agencies of supporting anti-fracking NGOs in Europe. The FT reports: Russian intelligence agencies are covertly funding and working with European environmental groups to campaign against...
  • What Does Europe’s Adoption of Negative Interest Rates Mean for America?

    06/17/2014 12:39:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2014 | Paul Dykewicz
    The European Central Bank’s (ECB) recent move to adopt what is described as “negative interest rates” to guard against deflation should lift stock prices, spur businesses to invest and help to aid lagging economic growth on the continent. With the U.S. Federal Reserve scaling back on its easy-money policies as the American economy recovers, the ECB seems focused on adopting some of the same methods that helped the United States. However, such policies are artificial ways to fuel the economy and encourage businesses to take on additional debt that may need to be paid off at much higher interest rates...
  • "Earthquake" in the UK

    06/16/2014 11:26:58 AM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 6 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 16 June 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on FrontPage Magazine. By Enza Ferreri "An earthquake" is how the United Kingdom Indepence Party (UKIP) called what happened Thursday 22 May, when all Britain voted to elect its share of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and various parts of the country voted to elect local councils. While the results of the Euro Elections were not announced until Sunday to wait for the results of the whole European Union, where some countries voted later, the local elections results were known immediately, and were pretty much as Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader, described them: an earthquake. In...
  • Anti-Uber Protests Shut Down Euro Cities

    06/13/2014 9:44:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 06/13/2014 | Nico Hines
    Taxi-cab drivers from London to Berlin staged blockades and shut down traffic today in a coordinated strike against the ride-sharing app. A solid blockade of iconic black cabs stretching from Big Ben to Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace froze the traffic in Central London today as European taxi drivers said “No” to the rise of the ride-sharing app Uber. Undeterred by coordinated protests in Paris, Madrid, Berlin and beyond, the San Francisco start-up taunted its opponents with claims that the demonstrations had boosted membership numbers and suggested the traditional drivers hailed from the “Dark Ages.” In London, where licensed “hackney...
  • Reflections on Absurd Risk Assumptions

    06/11/2014 7:26:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Those searching for absurdity in government bonds can find it in a multitude of places. For example, and via translation from Libre Mercado (courtesy of my friend Bran who lives in Spain) please note Spanish 10-Year Bond Yield is Lowest Since at Least 1789. The interest rate offered on the secondary market for Spanish bonds maturing in ten years is at historic lows, below equivalent yield in U.S. treasuries, which has not happened since April 2010. The evolution of Spanish debt is even more striking when viewed from a broader temporal perspective. Today the Spanish 10-year bond is the lowest...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Russia’s Gazprom part of secretive natural gas group within UN European unit

    06/07/2014 6:40:11 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 04, 2014 | George Russell editor-at-large of Fox News
    EXCLUSIVE: The Russian natural gas company Gazprom, which supplies much of Europe’s gas imports, is at the center of a secretive cabal of mostly state-owned natural gas companies that has been operating for two decades under the aegis of the United Nations, according to a first-ever audit of the operation obtained by Fox News. Even though it is a U.N. entity, the group, known simply as the Gas Centre, runs on a budget funded by its corporate members. Its supervisory Executive Board has never been approved by the U.N. agency of which it is nominally a part, the United Nations...
  • Europe to Canada: 'Sorry we rejected you; we really want your oil sands after all'

    06/05/2014 2:00:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/05/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    One of the reasons eco-radicals harbor such strong distaste for the Keystone XL pipeline is because they believe that Canada should quixotically eschew the economic opportunities in their oil sands and instead leave those natural resources in the ground. Their quest to kill the pipeline has therefore always been epically illogical, since Canada will and has found a way to get their oil to market, either to our Gulf refineries via rail transport or else by building their own domestic pipelines out to the coasts for shipment by sea.These Keystone XL-hatin’ eco-radicals almost had a helpful partner in the...
  • Obama, in Warsaw, Pledges Solidarity With Eastern Europe [They know you're a liar, BO]

    06/03/2014 4:03:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 6/3/14 | Peter Baker
    ....Obama announced more steps on Tuesday to bolster security in central and eastern Europe with additional deployments and training as he arrived in Poland for the start of a four-day European trip aimed at locking arms with allies following Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. Mr. Obama tried to make a point of demonstrating solidarity with leaders from Poland and the rest of the region immediately upon landing
  • Is this democracy? - 28 EU commissioners veto 2 million strong petition

    05/30/2014 9:33:52 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 3 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 30 May 2014 | Carolyn Moynihan
    You don’t have to be a Eurosceptic to have issues with Big Europe. Given five years of record unemployment and austerity budgets in Europe, elections for the European Parliament, held last week, were always expected to produce victories for the populist parties that reject the EU and its political values. But the scale of their success – parties described as “far right” gained about one-sixth of the seats in the Strasbourg-based assembly, and a couple polled better than their own governing parties at home -- has given a jolt to the European establishment. Tens of millions of people are...
  • European Elections: UKIP Top British Polls

    05/25/2014 5:36:41 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 58 replies
    Sky News ^ | 26 May 2014 | staff
    UKIP have topped the European polls in the UK, with the Labour Party vying with the Conservatives for second place. Sources from the other main parties have conceded Nigel Farage's party will win, with the leader hailing an "earthquake" in British politics. It will be the first time a party other than the Conservatives or Labour has topped a nationwide poll for the first time in 108 years.
  • Farage hails UKIP triumph as Labour and the Tories are humiliated

    05/25/2014 5:11:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/2014 | MATT CHORLEY, MAILONLINE POLITICAL EDITOR
    Nigel Farage tonight claimed victory in the European elections, becoming the first 'insurgent party' to top a national vote. With results still being declared, Mr Farage broke cover to predict he will humiliate the Westminster parties, pushing Labour and the Tories into second and third. Support for Ukip has surged by more than 12 per cent, outstripping a more modest boost in votes for Labour, while the Lib Dems faced near-wipeout, with some calling for Nick Clegg to resign. Mr Farage said: 'Ukip is going to win this election and yes that will be an earthquake because never before in...
  • Jews, Get Out of Europe: Anti-Semitism on the rise again

    05/23/2014 9:35:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 05/23/2014 | P. David Hornik
    The Anti-Defamation League created a stir last week by releasing the results of a global survey of antisemitism, the most comprehensive ever.These results are considered shocking by many. Actually, for those who bother to keep up with reality, they contain no surprises.The Middle East and North Africa come out worst, with 74 percent among population groups qualifying as antisemitic according to the poll’s 11-question index. The most antisemitic political entities in the world? The West Bank and Gaza, coming in at 93 percent. (Yes, those same Palestinians with whom Israel is always under pressure to “make peace.”) The next worst...
  • Teachers cannot opt out of teaching gay ‘marriage’ in school sex-ed classes: Scottish NHS

    05/15/2014 7:52:15 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 05/15/2014 | HILARY WHITE
    While Scottish government draft guidelines currently allow teachers with moral objections to opt-out of certain aspects of the country’s new sex-ed curriculum, several National Health Service boards have objected to the opt-out clause. They are also objecting to provisions allowing parents to opt their children out of the classes. “It is extremely concerning that teaching staff would be provided an opportunity to refuse to participate in this particular aspect of the curriculum,” said the board, one of the largest in the country. Another NHS board warned against allowing parents too much influence over children, saying that the decision about whether...
  • Russia eyes own Eurovision after drag queen's win

    05/14/2014 4:50:54 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 15 replies
    Lawmakers in the Kremlin-controlled parliament picked up on swelling outrage in the socially conservative country at Conchita Wurst's weekend triumph by proposing a Russian-based contest in which family values prevail. "The last Eurovision contest's results exhausted our patience," Communist Party deputy Valery Rashkin told the Interfax news agency. "We must leave this competition. We cannot tolerate this endless madness." Rashkin said he would push for the creation of a "Voice of Eurasia" songfest instead, which would primarily group nations from the former Soviet Union. It was a suggestion picked up quickly by advisers to Belarus President Aleksander Lukashenko -- a...
  • EU court backs 'right to be forgotten' in Google case

    05/13/2014 7:50:24 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/13/2014 | BBC
    A top EU court has ruled Google must amend some search results at the request of ordinary people in a test of the so-called "right to be forgotten". The European Union Court of Justice said links to "irrelevant" and outdated data should be erased on request. The case was brought by a Spanish man who complained that an auction notice of his repossessed home on Google's search results infringed his privacy. Google said the ruling was "disappointing".
  • The Battle in Ukraine Means Everything

    05/12/2014 4:24:01 PM PDT · by No One Special · 9 replies
    The New Republic ^ | May 11, 2014 | Timothy Snyder
    Fascism returns to the continent it once destroyedWe easily forget how fascism works: as a bright and shining alternative to the mundane duties of everyday life, as a celebration of the obviously and totally irrational against good sense and experience. Fascism features armed forces that do not look like armed forces, indifference to the laws of war in theirapplication to people deemed inferior, the celebration of “empire” after counterproductive land grabs. Fascism means the celebration of the nude male form, the obsession with homosexuality, simultaneously criminalized and imitated. Fascism rejects liberalism and democracy as sham forms of individualism, insists on...
  • 30-year New York Times Science Writer Out After Writing Book About Genetics, Race

    05/11/2014 10:16:48 AM PDT · by mojito · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/10/2014 | Chris Reed
    Nicholas Wade, a British-born science reporter and editor for more than 30 years with The New York Times, is no longer with the newspaper — just days after the release of his latest book, in which he depicts blacks with roots in sub-Saharan Africa as genetically less adapted to modern life than whites and Asians. Was The New York Times uncomfortable with Wade’s science or his conclusions? It’s unclear. Neither Wade nor his former employer returned requests for comment. Wade’s last Times article appeared April 24. His Penguin Press book “A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History” arrived in...
  • Is NATO ready for Russia’s new-generation warfare?

    05/05/2014 6:19:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Lithuania Tribune ^ | May 4, 2014 | Edward Lucas
    War in Western eyes involves an orderly sequence of ultimatums, declarations of war, invasions, counterattacks, second and third fronts, and finally a negotiated surrender, payment of reparations and a new territorial settlement. Annoyingly, Vladimir Putin is not following that script Edward Lucas writes. The Latvian defence analyst Jānis Bērziņš has written an excellent new paper (available at is.gd/berzins) outlining Russia’s approach to “new-generation warfare”, based on analysis of material in the Russian military press. He argues that the new frontline in this kind of conflict is mental, not physical. Russia uses psychological warfare, intimidation, bribery, and propaganda to undermine resistance...
  • 'Imperfect EU better than revolting nationalism'

    05/03/2014 6:38:33 AM PDT · by Count of Monte Fisto · 15 replies
    The Local ^ | 23 Apr 2014 | Staff
    Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Wednesday urged young voters to head to the European parliamentary polls on May 25th "to cure the European disease of nationalism".
  • Ukraine Crisis: Gunfire and Explosions Outside Rebel-Held Town of Slavyansk

    05/02/2014 10:30:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02 May 2014
    Ukraine has launched a military assault on the flashpoint town of Slavyansk, raising the stakes in the showdown with Russia, which has promised "catastrophic consequences" if Kiev stepped up operations. Insurgents shot down two army helicopters, killing two servicemen, including a pilot, as the army tightened its noose around the rebel-held town of 160,000 people. Ukrainian soldiers and a helicopter near Slavyansk (EPA) The predawn offensive drew a sharp response from Moscow, where a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said it dealt a "final blow" to a deal clinched last month in Geneva meant to ease the crisis.
  • 'How Britain's Atlantis' and its tribes were wiped out by a TSUNAMI triggered by a landslide

    05/02/2014 9:17:08 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 May 2014 | JONATHAN O'CALLAGHAN
    Just over 8,000 years ago a huge landslide occurred off the coast of Norway, known as the Storegga Slide. The event created a catastrophic tsunami, with waves almost half as high as the Statue of Liberty, that battered Britain and other land masses. And now the most accurate computer model ever made of the tsunami suggests that it wiped out the remaining inhabitants of a set of low-lying landmass known as Doggerland off the coast of the UK. A new model by researchers at Imperial College London has revealed the devastating effects of a tsunami caused by a landslide off...
  • America Should Copy Europe…if the Goal Is Stagnation and Lower Living Standards

    04/29/2014 9:06:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I periodically (some would say over and over and over again, though occasionally made more palatable by using humor and cartoons) warn that the United States should not become a European-style welfare state. But I wonder whether I spend enough time explaining why this would be a bad idea. After all, some people may think that you get more security and benefits with the European approach, so why not head in that direction. And these folks aren’t just pointing with approval to the Nordic nations. A writer for the New York Times actually thinks we should copy Italy. So it...
  • Israeli Researcher: European Jews Have No Future

    04/29/2014 6:17:58 AM PDT · by xzins · 21 replies
    CBN ^ | April 28, 2014 | CBN
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- Anti-Semitism continues to rise in Europe amid a surge in popularity of extremist parties in the region, according to a new study by the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University. The study's findings were released Monday ahead of Israel's Holocaust Memorial Day. "Normative Jewish life in Europe is unsustainable," Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress, said in a presentation of the study's results, the Jerusalem Post reported. "Jews do not feel safe or secure in certain communities in Europe." "The Jews in Europe do not have a future,"...
  • Ukraine's failure to pay gas debt may cut gas supply to Europe - Russia’s energy minister

    04/28/2014 2:53:02 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 9 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 04-26-2014
    Ukraine’s growing gas debt may lead to the failure of the country’s transit obligations and the reduction of gas supplies to south-eastern Europe, said the Russian Energy Ministry. Officials from Russia, including Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller, and officials from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Moldova held talks in Moscow on Saturday. The meeting, also attended by officials from the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and the Finance Ministry, was held in the form of consultations on the security of gas transit through Ukraine. All sides expressed deep concern about Ukraine’s growing debt, Novak told journalists. “Currently Ukraine’s...
  • Aftermath of Ukraine Photo Story Shows Need for More Caution (We're sorry for false photos?

    04/24/2014 4:29:54 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/24/2014 (35 minutes ago) | Margaret Sullivan
    The Times led its print edition Monday with an article based in part on photographs that the State Department said were evidence of Russian military presence in popular uprisings in Ukraine. The headline read: "Photos link masked men in East Ukraine to Russia." ... The Times has published a second article backing off from the original [link at URL] and airing questions about what the photographs are said to depict, but hardly addressing how the newspaper may have been misled. ...
  • Enza Ferreri Euro 2014 Election Video. "Immigration and Islamisation: Let's Stop this Madness"

    04/23/2014 2:21:50 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You can see the video of this speeech by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above. Here is the transcript. In all probability you wonder why you should vote for another new party, why this small party Liberty GB should make any difference, that others haven't made. Yet, in all probability you are also one of the 70% of people in this country who want immigration to be reduced or stopped completely, and one of the many and increasing number of people who are worried about Islam. You are right to feel that way on both counts. Immigration is...
  • Russia Warns It May Enter Recession As Soon As This Quarter

    04/21/2014 7:07:22 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4-21-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Russia Warns It May Enter Recession As Soon As This Quarter Tyler Durden 04/21/2014 08:14 -0400 While hardly coming as a surprise to anyone, Russia is getting increasingly more vocal about the near certainty that the country is about to slam headfirst into a technical (at first), and then outright recession. Bloomberg reports that Russia’s economy may halt or contract in 2Q or 3Q, citing Maxim Oreshkin, head of Finance Ministry’s strategic forecasting dept. "It seems that we’ll get negative growth again in the second quarter compared with the previous quarter." Oreshkin says He added that capital outflows may reach...
  • Report: Ebola Suspected In Europe: “Broken Through All Containment Efforts”

    04/20/2014 1:38:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 135 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/20/14
    Though officials at the World Health Organization are feverishly working to stop the spread of the Ebola virus in what is now seven African nations, their efforts may be for naught. In Guinea, a hot spot for the deadly contagion, government health officials have said that the outbreak is nearly under control. Yet, Reuters reports that the government “planned to stop publicly releasing the death toll to avoid causing unnecessary panic.” But panic may be in order. Despite the best efforts of emergency health workers it appears that virus may have crossed out of Africa into Europe.
  • Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine (Dispatch Nineteen)

    04/13/2014 8:10:17 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 2 replies
    Vice News via Youtube ^ | April 6, 2014 | Collier Moose
    Earlier this week, Ukraine's government finally grasped reality and ordered its troops out of Crimea. But by the time of the evacuation order, Russia's military had already started booting Ukrainian troops from their bases or getting them to switch sides. VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky met with Ukrainian Marines in Feodosia as they decided whether to remain loyal to their country or break their oath of allegiance to stay with their families in Crimea.
  • Eastern Ukraine erupts. Should we be surprised?

    04/10/2014 10:05:48 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 9 replies
    CSM via Yahoo! ^ | April 9, 2014 | Mike Eckel
    For many, the sudden seizure of buildings in Donetsk was as unexpected as the arrival of masked, armed soldiers in Crimea six weeks ago. In eastern Ukraine, as in Crimea, a majority of the population is ethnically Russian. In many regions, such as Donetsk, Kharkiv, and Dnipropetrovsk, loyalties to Russia also run strong, and distrust of the new government in Kiev runs deep. And as in Crimea, many ethnic Russians voice fears – exaggerated or not – of discrimination at the hands of Ukrainian nationalists who helped topple the previous government. However, until this weekend, eastern Ukraine had appeared calm....
  • Ukraine crisis: Is Russia ready to move into eastern Ukraine?

    04/10/2014 1:16:29 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 3 replies
    BBC Europe ^ | April 8, 2014 | Jonathan Marcus
    With Nato assessments that there are some 40,000 Russian troops massed on the Ukrainian border ready to move at a few hours' notice, the heightening war of words between Moscow and Kiev raises a genuine prospect of conflict. If Russia requires a pretext to move into eastern Ukraine, then many of the elements of that narrative are already in place. But what of the Russian military's capabilities? What can be deduced from what we have seen so far of Russian operations in Crimea? Keir Giles, director of the Conflict Studies Research Centre (CSRC), a group specialising in Russian military affairs,...
  • Ukraine Crisis: SBU Arrests 'Russian Female Spy' who Updated Social Media Followers..

    04/10/2014 12:03:28 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 7 replies
    IBT via Yahoo! ^ | Umberto Bacchi
    Ukraine's state security service (SBU) said they arrested a Russian woman accused of being a saboteur sent by the Kremlin to stir up unrest and violence across the border. Maria Koleda, 22, was detained in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, from where she was overseeing the setup of armed subversive groups and spying on Ukraine's defence forces deployed at the border with Crimea, the SBU said. Koleda was also allegedly involved in this week's clashes in the city of Mykolaiv, during which pro-Russian protesters stormed the regional administration offices. The SBU said the woman, who visited Ukraine nine times...
  • Should America Fight World War Three in Order to Defend Estonia?

    04/08/2014 8:57:52 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 173 replies
    Estonia is a little nation of 1.3 million people, which was made a member of NATO in 2004. Estonia was once a province of the Soviet Union. It has a Russian minority that is 25 percent of the population, and Russia has vowed to protect ethnic Russians if they are subjected to mass violence by the Estonian majority. Did NATO make a wise decision to bring in itty-bitty baltic nations that were once part of the Soviet Union? I can understand the importance of preventing the Soviet Union from being brought back into existence. But the lives of American troops...