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  • European Environmentalists Rekindling Cocaine Problem in Colombia and in the United States

    11/22/2017 6:05:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | November 22, 2017 | Bob Barr
    Not that many years ago, the South American nation of Colombia was on the cusp of becoming a failed “narco-state.” With climatic conditions ideal for the growing of coca plants, and with dense jungles providing natural cover for illegal operations, Colombia became an international hub for the manufacturing and export of cocaine. As demand for these drugs grew in the United States from the 1970s on, so too did the violence and corruption of powerful drug cartels as they expanded territory, and battled rivals and the government. By the 1990s, Colombia was regarded as one of the most dangerous places...
  • German political chaos shows France 'needs to take lead in Europe'

    11/20/2017 9:04:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies ^ | 20 November 2017 15:55 CET+01:00 | Ben McPartland/The Local/AFP
    The breakdown in attempts by Angela Merkel to form a government has shown France that is must take the initiative in Europe, the presidency says, but without German backing Emmanuel Macron’s ambitious reforms will stay on ice. France is hoping that Germany will remain a “stable and strong” partner to allow the two partners to “move forward together”, the French presidency said after German coalition talks collapsed leaving the country in political turmoil. The breakdown “only reinforces the need for France to propose, to take the initiative and to work on an ambitious European project that we will put in...
  • Germany's Merkel suffers blow as FDP pulls out of coalition talks

    11/20/2017 3:54:34 AM PST · by Spiridon · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/20/2017 | BBC
    Talks on forming a coalition government in Germany have collapsed, leaving Angela Merkel facing her biggest challenge in 12 years as chancellor.......
  • The Great Folly of World War I

    11/18/2017 5:48:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 104 replies
    American ^ | November 18, 2017 | Mike Konrad
    World War I was the greatest folly by far to befall Western civilization. The second greatest folly was America entering the catastrophe. The totalitarian rebounds that followed were consequences that could have been avoided. I am not excusing German militarism, which indeed played a major part. The kaiser was arguably mentally ill, with dreams of martial glory and building an empire. He had ignored the advice of Bismarck, who, though militarist himself, had enough sense to limit his territorial ambitions. Bismarck knew that Germany was surrounded on all sides and that it is not good to provoke rivals. So the...
  • Hungarian PM Says ‘Silent Majority’ Will Prevail Over ‘Globalist Elites’ and ‘The Soros Empire

    11/18/2017 1:53:14 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Nov 2017962 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Hungary’s Viktor Orbán has launched a stunning denunciation of globalism, declaring that the “true spirit of the age” points to a resurgence of conservative values centred on country, family, and tradition. The Hungarian premier drew battle lines between a “silent majority” of ordinary people who “provide for their families, love their homelands, and insist on their Christian roots” on the one hand, and the “globalist elites, the bureaucrats who serve them, the politicians in their pay, and the agents of the Soros-type networks that embody their interests” on the other. “We should realise that the soothing melodies pouring out of...
  • Sweden Police Installs Microphones in Migrant No-Go Zones to Detect Crime

    11/18/2017 3:28:08 PM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    The oh-so-tolerant Sweden is confronted with a massive increase in sexual assaults and in crime generally speaking since the country decided to commit cultural suicide and opened wide its borders to hundreds of thousands of so-called refugees (actually welfare shoppers) from Africa and the Middle East, the vast majority of them being young Muslim males of military age. And now, following the refugee influx, the Swedish police if trying to mitigate the disaster by installing microphones in migrant ghettos also known as no go zones, to detect crime or, as some put it, to pick up the sound of women...
  • Hungary PM: ‘US of Europe’ Plotters Using Mass Migration to Create...'Post-Christian’ Super-State

    11/16/2017 7:16:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/14/17 | Jack Montgomery
    Hungary’s Viktor Orbán has warned that the elites plotting a United States of Europe are using mass migration to engineer a post-Christian, post-national super-state. Breitbart London has seen a transcript of the Central European leader’s speech to the 7th Plenary Session of the Hungarian Diaspora Council, in which he told listeners: “A nation that has found its feet is a free nation. It is fair to say that since we found our feet we have begun to act as a free nation. “But this has also brought with it some problems. Whatever a nation of serfs does will seldom lead...
  • Tensions Brewing over Muslim Street Prayers North of Paris

    11/13/2017 5:26:07 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 11/12/14
    Lawmakers try to block prayers, held since March in protest against mosque closureCLICHY (France) • Around 100 local French lawmakers attempted to block Muslims praying in a street north of Paris and called on the government to ban what they see as an unacceptable use of public space. The lawmakers, led by the head of the regional government of the Paris area, Mrs Valerie Pecresse, disrupted the crowd of around 200 all-male devotees last Friday, and sang the national anthem in the multi-ethnic Clichy suburb. "Public space cannot be taken over in this way," Mrs Pecresse said at the demonstration...
  • Polish PM Calls for an EU Where Christianity Is Not Censored

    11/12/2017 6:50:30 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/9/17 | Lidia Kelly, Pawel Sobczak
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland wants to be sure that Christian traditions are not subject to “ideological censorship” in the European Union, Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said on Thursday, emphasizing her party’s opposition to Muslim immigration. Along with Hungary, Poland has refused to take in any of its quota of the wave of refugees from Syria and elsewhere who have come to Europe since 2015, on the grounds that Muslim immigrants are a threat to their national security and stability. Szydlo’s eurosceptic Law and Justice (PiS) party appeals directly to the more socially conservative sections of Poland’s overwhelmingly Roman Catholic population....
  • Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Over Europe Hints At Accident Farther East

    11/10/2017 5:30:47 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | November 10, 20172:05 PM ET | Geoff Brumfiel, Alina Selyukh
    European authorities are providing new details about a cloud of mysterious radioactive material that appeared over the continent last month. Monitors in Italy were among first to detect the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 on Oct. 3, according to a fresh report by France's Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety Institute, known as IRSN. In total, 28 European countries saw the radioactive cloud, the report says. The multinational Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation, which runs a network designed to monitor for nuclear weapons tests, also confirmed to NPR that it had detected the cloud. Based on the detection from monitoring stations and meteorological data, the...
  • North Korea Tells Europe to Relax, as Kim's Nuclear Missiles Target Only U.S.

    11/08/2017 9:53:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 8, 2017 | Tom O'Connor
    North Korea responded Wednesday to European concerns about being in the path of Pyongyang's potentially nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) by assuring the leader of Western military alliance NATO that such weapons were only intended for the U.S. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said during an interview last week with Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun that "Europe has also entered the [North Korean] missile range, and NATO member states are already in danger." North Korea's ruling party-run Rodong Shinmun newspaper countered these claims, calling Stoltenberg's remarks "false and groundless" because, although European states are indeed in North Korea's missile range, Pyongyang has...
  • Europeans Slowly Fall Victim to Pickup Truck Fever

    11/07/2017 2:28:56 AM PST · by jjotto · 102 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | November 6, 2017 | Steph Willems
    Don’t worry, they aren’t suffering. As shown by the rise of pickup trucks as daily drivers and family haulers in North America, Europe’s burgeoning love affair with versatile light trucks isn’t hurting the owners. It’s traditional passengers car makers who must worry. Sales stats arriving from the Continent show a marketplace that’s increasingly different from years gone by. The increasing popularity of SUVs and crossovers in the land of diesels, manual transmissions, and small displacements is nothing new, but the exploding popularity of honest-to-God pickups is. According to JATO Dynamics data published by Automotive News Europe, midsize pickup sales in...
  • Italy's Apocalypse

    11/02/2017 5:12:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Daniel Pipes ^ | 11/2/17 | Daniel Pipes
    When thinking about migrants and Islam, Italy is not a country that comes to mind.Unlike its northern neighbors, Italy had no economic miracle that required the massive importation of labor. It lacks a deep bond to some major source of migration, such as South Asia for Great Britain. It has not experienced major acts of jihadi violence such as France has. Unlike Sweden, one does not hear tales of crazy appeasement and unlike Belgium there are no partial no-go zones. Unlike the Netherlands, no flamboyant anti-Islamic politician has emerged comparable to Geert Wilders and unlike Germany no anti-immigration party has...
  • Michael Fallon resigns as Defence Secretary in the wake of Westminster harassment scandal

    11/02/2017 1:01:57 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 56 replies ^ | November 1, 2017 | Tom Newton Dunn
    DEFENCE Secretary Sir Michael Fallon ­sensationally resigned after ­admitting that he has been a sex pest. The Cabinet minister, 65, told PM Theresa May his past behaviour had “fallen below the high standards” he asked of troops he presided over.
  • Catalonia: Puigdemont 'will not return' to Spain for questioning

    11/01/2017 4:57:51 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/1/2017 | BBC
    Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont will not return to Spain to answer charges including rebellion, his lawyer has said. Speaking to the Associated Press, Paul Bekaert suggested Mr. Puigdemon should instead be questioned in Belgium where has been since Monday. He has been summoned to court in Madrid on Thursday, alongside 13 deputies. They face charges including sedition and misuse of public funds over last month's banned independence referendum......
  • Iceland’s Biggest Volcano Is ‘Ready To Erupt’ As Europe Faces A Disaster

    11/01/2017 4:09:32 AM PDT · by blam · 47 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11-1-2017 | Mac Slavo
    Iceland’s biggest volcano has been rocked by the strongest earthquake since it last erupted in 2014. With swarms of earthquakes occurring in the French Alps too, Europe is facing what could be one of the largest natural disasters in history. Last week, the 6,591-foot tall Bardarbunga, a “powerful and versatile” volcano, was rattled by the four largest earthquakes since it last erupted in 2014. The earthquakes, measuring in magnitudes of 3.9, 3.2, 4.7, and 4.7 on the Richter scale, struck the caldera region over several days last weekend. Another magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit the 200km long and 25km wide...
  • Israel refuses to support Spain against Catalan independence

    10/31/2017 1:14:14 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/10/17 | Tal Polon
    Breaking with the stance of other Western countries, Israel decided on Monday not to express an official opinion on the issue of Catalan independence in the meantime, NRG reported. According to the report, Spain asked Israel over the weekend to publicly declare that it does not support Catalan independence, as part of Spain’s efforts to garner international consensus on the matter. Israel’s ambivalence is a departure from the opposition to Catalan independence declared by the EU and US. On Friday, US State Dept. spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement that “Catalonia is an integral part of Spain, and the...
  • Post-Communist Hungary Calls for the Rebuilding of Christendom

    10/31/2017 8:40:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | October 27, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferarra
    Post-Communist Hungary Calls for the Rebuilding of Christendom The Vatican Denounces Hungary by Christopher A. Ferrara October 27, 2017 From a purely historical perspective the current crisis in the Church would be a fascinating subject for deep study: The Church turned upside down and become a defender of the New World Order (NWO) rather than a sign of contradiction to the corrupt schemes of fallen men. A Vatican more concerned with “climate change” and promoting open borders for the benefit of male Muslim “refugees” than saving souls from a hell of which it no longer speaks. A hierarchy largely complicit...
  • Calling the Cops in Europe? Don't Bother (All Across the Continent, Police throw in the towel)

    10/31/2017 7:47:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/31/2017 | Bruce Bawer
    Are there no-go zones in Europe, or aren't there? Have political control and the power of law enforcement in some urban neighborhoods been tacitly turned over to local Muslim leaders, with even the police taking a hands-off attitude? Across Europe, some politicians, journalists, and police spokespeople continue to deny that such zones exist, although the evidence for their existence becomes increasingly difficult to disavow. Even as these establishment functionaries continue to insist that no-go zones are a myth, however, news reports are indicating that in several European countries, the policing problem has advanced beyond the mere fact of no-go zones....
  • The Swiss Way of Health

    10/27/2017 2:04:57 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 20 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 10/27/17 | Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna
    The enigmatic independence of Switzerland is perhaps best demonstrated in the fact that its healthcare system manages to satisfy both free marketers and the statist-socialists in the country. It is a giant social safety net woven by individual responsibility and self-made wealth. Health insurance is almost entirely consumer-based, though there are strict cantonal regulations and some governing federal laws. Coverage is not created, provided or managed by the federal or by cantonal governments, but is sold and managed by private-sector insurance companies to individuals. It is not provided by employers, except in the case of large multinationals and then only...