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  • First Evidence Found of Storied Battle That Stopped Spain’s Eastward Expansion

    03/21/2014 5:54:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Western Digs ^ | March 17, 2014 | Blake de Pastino
    Nearly 300 years ago, two great alliances collided on the Great Plains in a battle that changed the course of American history. But until now, no physical evidence of the storied conflict had ever been found. In the summer of 1720, where the Platte River meets the Loup in eastern Nebraska, Spanish soldiers, New Mexican settlers and their Pueblo and Apache allies clashed with warriors from the Pawnee and Oto nations of the Plains. In a daybreak raid, the Pawnee and the Oto — possibly with the support of French traders — routed the Spanish, killing their commander, Don Pedro...
  • An ancient wreck tells the tale of Romans in France

    03/20/2014 3:03:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    National Geographic ^ | March 20, 2014 | Robert Kunzig
    Published: April 2014Roman Boat Romans in France An ancient wreck tells the tale of Romans in France. By Robert Kunzig Photograph by Rémi Bénali The Romans had a serious trash problem, though by our standards it was good-looking trash. Their problem was amphorae. They needed millions of the curvy clay jars to ship wine, olive oil, and fish sauce around the empire, and often they didn’t recycle their empties. Sometimes they didn’t even bother to pop the cork—it was quicker to saber the neck or the pointy base, drain the thing, then chuck it. In Rome there’s a five-acre,...
  • Vandalism at famed French basilica

    03/20/2014 3:18:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    CWN ^ | 3/20/2014
    Anarchists defaced Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris with graffiti, according to French media reports. The graffiti, which denounced God and authority and called for the burning of chapels, was discovered on March 19. The French interior minister and other politicians condemned the vandalism. Additional sources for this storySome links will take you to other sites, in a new window. La basilique du Sacré-Cœur taguée : les politiques indignés condamnent la profanation sur Twitter (France Télévisions) Inscriptions sur la Basilique du Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre (Ministère de l'Interieur)
  • EU Leaders Set to Modestly Step Up Russia Sanctions

    03/19/2014 2:36:17 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/19/14 | Naftali Bendavid
    BRUSSELS—European Union leaders are likely to approve a modest escalation in sanctions against Russia when they meet on Thursday to debate a response to the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea, say diplomats familiar with the matter. The leaders seem to be backing off the harsher penalties they had threatened to impose on Russia early this month [...]
  • France's Reckoning

    03/19/2014 1:08:34 PM PDT · by wildbill · 12 replies
    CBN-TV ^ | 3/19/2014 | Staff
    France's day of reckoning has arrived: Its wealthy, best and brightest are saying goodbye to a nation they believe doesn't want them to succeed or become affluent.
  • Israeli DM: 'We Can't Depend on US Concerning Iran’

    03/19/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    CBN ^ | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | CBN
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- Israel cannot depend on the U.S. to take the lead against the Iranian nuclear program, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Tuesday. His remarks came just as the P5+1 (U.S., U.K., France, Russia, China and Germany) are about to begin the next round of talks on Iran's nuclear facilities. The U.S. should be leading the campaign against Iran, Ya'alon said, but instead it's making deals with it. Israel will do what it must to defend itself. "We thought that the one who needs to lead the campaign against Iran is the U.S.," the defense minister said during...
  • Built in Ability "The Lord is with Me"[charismatic caucus]

    03/16/2014 5:14:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-16-14 | Jedediah
    My order is inevitable for it is simply The Father's will concisely done in full view and commitment of My Witness that is My spirit in you . . . Acts 17:28 28 For in him we live and move and are! As one of your own poets says it, ‘We are the sons of God.’ John 14:12 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. Job...
  • Air pollution in Paris gets so bad car driving is BANNED on alternate days

    03/16/2014 12:26:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 10:36 EST, 16 March 2014 | Peter Allen
    Drivers in Paris will only be allowed to use their cars every other day from tomorrow because of dangerous pollution levels. The introduction of the drastic measure follows a grey smog settling over the French capital from the middle of last week. François Hollande’s socialist government decided to introduce alternative driving days after air pollution exceeded safe levels for five days running. …
  • French kill jihadist commander in Mali

    03/14/2014 5:00:42 PM PDT · by csvset · 7 replies
    News24 ^ | 14 march 2014 | AFP
    Bamako - A notorious Islamist militia leader known as "Red Beard" has been killed in French missile strikes in north-eastern Mali, a senior Malian army officer told AFP. Omar Ould Hamaha was a commander of the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (Mujao) and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim), armed groups which occupied northern Mali for almost ten months in 2012. "Omar Ould Hamaha, the terrorist of Malian nationality, is one of ten terrorists killed last week by French planes," the officer said late on Thursday. Hamaha's death was confirmed by a regional security source who said...
  • Strange: Mika Spins Steamy Story of Having Been Held 'Hostage' in South of France

    03/12/2014 5:17:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As an embarrassed Joe Scarborough said, Mika Brzezinski didn't have her "filter on" this morning. On today's Morning Joe, Brzezinski broke out a lurid tale of how as a young woman she had been held "hostage" by the son of the President of Lebanon, who apparently had hijinks on his mind. Scarborough had just teased Mika with a variation on his running joke of how she vacations in the south of France. Joe jibed that in retaliation for France's sale of warships to Russia, Ukraine notwithstanding, Mika would be imposing personal sanctions on France by cutting back her weekend trips...
  • Militant Islamist Website Calls for Attacks on France and Hollande

    03/11/2014 2:34:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Mar 11, 2014
    A militant Islamist website has created a series of posters calling for attacks on France and for the assassination of President Francois Hollande in reprisal for the country's policies in Mali and the Central African Republic, the SITE monitoring service said late on Monday. In addition to assisting Mali in its war against Islamists, France sent troops four months ago to the majority Christian Central African Republic, where predominantly Muslim "Seleka" rebels seized power a year ago. The Seleka have since been pushed back by Christian "anti-balaka" - "anti-machete" in the local language - militia.
  • Obama continues telephone outreach on Ukraine

    Vacationing in Florida, President Barack Obama continued his telephone consultations with world leaders on Ukraine, speaking one on one Saturday with the leaders of three European powers and collectively with the heads of the three Baltic states, White House said. Obama held individual conversations with British Prime Minister David Cameron, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and French President Francois Hollande. He also held a conference call with Latvian President Andris Berzins, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite and Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves. On the conference call, Obama reaffirmed the United States' "unwavering commitment" to its collective defense commitments under NATO and...
  • Merkel backs call for EU school lessons to counter ‘growing Euro-skepticism’

    03/07/2014 11:13:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:00PM GMT 07 Mar 2014 | Bruno Waterfield
    School students should be given a “European Union education” in the classroom to tackle “ignorance” and growing public Euro-skepticism, according to an election manifesto signed by Angela Merkel and eight other of Europe's leaders. The European People’s Party (EPP), the EU’s biggest political grouping, is convinced such a program would improve the public image of Brussels, which has never been lower. Its manifesto for May’s European elections calls for the introduction of “EU education in schools across Europe in order to prepare the next generation for future challenges and to nurture a European approach”. […] Rather than scaling back the...
  • The Rafale As Canada’s Next Fighter – Part 1

    03/06/2014 9:43:04 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Ottawa Citizen Defence Watch ^ | March 5, 2014 | Yves Pagot
    Editor’s note: As part of its ongoing coverage of the CF-18 fighter aircraft replacement, Defence Watch has published a number of articles from authors supporting various aircraft. This week Defence Watch will be running a three-part series that looks at the Rafale filling the role as Canada’s next fighter jet. It is written by Yves Pagot, PhD
ParisTech Institute, and a
reservist in Armée de l’Air. (i.e. reservist with the French Air Force, he is in a parachute unit). Pagot notes that he does not have any connection to Dassault or the firms involved in the Rafale production. By Yves Pagot Defence...
  • France Becoming Increasingly Euroskeptic: Poll Shows

    03/02/2014 8:31:16 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 4 replies
    Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis ^ | 02/01/2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Although a huge majority of French want to stay on the Euro, a majority of "workers" don't. Poll Conclusions •79% distrust the outside world •72% have no confidence in the French National Assembly •74% think journalists do not write about the real problems •66% think there are too many foreigners in France •63% say Islam is not compatible with values of French society •84% think politicians act for personal reasons •70% Want strengthening of national power away from EU (up 5 percentage points from last poll) •33% want to exit the euro (up 5 percentage points) •52% of workers want...
  • France Becoming Increasingly Euroskeptic: Poll Shows 52% of Workers Want to Leave the Euro...,

    03/02/2014 11:25:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The following bullet points are from the French Ipos Poll: New French fractures, results and analysis of the Ipsos/Steria. Although a huge majority of French want to stay on the Euro, a majority of "workers" don't. Poll Conclusions 79% distrust the outside world72% have no confidence in the French National Assembly74% think journalists do not write about the real problems66% think there are too many foreigners in France63% say Islam is not compatible with values of French society84% think politicians act for personal reasons70% Want strengthening of national power away from EU (up 5 percentage points from last poll)33% want...
  • The harpist or the heiress? Image is all in the race to be first woman mayor of Paris

    03/02/2014 6:09:48 AM PST · by A'elian' nation · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3/1/2014 | Kim Wilsher
    The heiress and the harpist are running for mayor of Paris. The race is intriguing only because both candidates are women. The race is all about image, and the voters know it. "Don't worry," says a passer-by overhearing the conversation. "It'll never happen."" What will never happen is the promise of the harpist, a former Sarkozy minister, to convert ghost metro stations into swimming pools for the homeless. Kosciusko-Morizet earned her nickname of the harpist ever since being photographed for Paris Match lounging in an evening gown in a forest next to a harp "like some posh wood nymph." Vying...
  • My ordination in you is Divine I shall use you to uproot and tear down,build and restore

    03/01/2014 2:35:26 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My ordination in you is divine there is nothing fractured about it as man's ordination for truly you have been set apart for such a time as this and I am moving you into positions of authority though others believe they are in control and as my spirit guides you to them Then I will speak through you disassembling their hierarchy of pride and vanity before their submissers and redeem what is truly mine for my wisdom is greater and they do not walk in the knowledge of my kingdom but their own. So watch as pride takes a fall...
  • Radical Femen Leader Plans US Feminist Outpost

    03/01/2014 1:38:14 PM PST · by Hacksaw · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 20, 2014 | ELAINE GANLEY
    She quickly seduced French officialdom after arriving from Ukraine, winning political asylum within a year of her application. Her visage, framed in blond hair crowned with flowers, helped inspire France's latest postage stamp. Few French people knew back then that they were dealing with a radical soldier for the feminist cause, in town to organize the ranks of women for a radical insurgency with bare breasts as weapons. The sweet start for 23-year-old Inna Shevchenko is souring. The defiant chief of the Ukraine-born Femen movement now risks up to five years in prison and a 75,000-euro ($103,000) fine for bashing...
  • Homosexual activists aim to ‘destroy the family’, impose ‘totalitarianism’: gay pro-family activist

    02/28/2014 2:28:37 PM PST · by NYer · 27 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 27, 2014 | HILARY WHITE
    ROME, February 27, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “I am a homosexual, but I’m against ‘gay marriage,’” a French pro-family activist told an Italian Catholic opinion paper earlier this month. Jean-Pier-Delaume Myard, spokesman for Manif Pour Tous, told La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana that the “sole purpose” of the homosexualist “gay rights” movement is “destroying the family.” Myard gave the interview following the first big pro-family Manif Pour Tous event in Italy on February 11. Myard noted that in a recent talk, he said “we must break the silence” about the real nature of the homosexualist movement, noting that many homosexuals “have nothing to...
  • How far is Heaven ? There is a WAY ! Joyful worship and praise which confuses the enemy !

    02/27/2014 6:13:23 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My kingdom is Joy construsted( trustfully constructed) in you, As you rejoice and praise me for all the things that I do! My joy "is" your strength but even more ! For literally it is Heaven's door, The very structure of of my kingdom's expanse, Taste it,then drink it :o===~~~ don't just take a glance, For truly it is my Spring rising up in you \o/ \8/ ( ( ( \8/ ) ) ), As you praise me in worship I shall renew \o/ , Every cell and essence of your body and soul, My spirit in you shall cause...
  • Zarif: Iran will address atomic activities, but nuclear program to stay 'intact'

    02/27/2014 2:05:14 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | February 27, 2014 | Reuters
    Remarks made by Iranian foreign minister signal Tehran won't agree to dismantle atomic facilities in talks with world powers on final settlement of decade-old dispute over its nuclear activity.By ReutersNEW DELHI - Iran is willing to address international concerns about its atomic activities but will keep its nuclear program "intact", not close it down, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday. His remarks signaled that Tehran will not agree to dismantle any of its atomic facilities in talks with six world powers on a final settlement of the decade-old dispute over its nuclear activity. Related: Those negotiations got under...
  • Israel Air Force hits SS-21 batteries, first attack in Syrian war on nuclear-capable missiles

    02/25/2014 4:19:13 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 30 replies
    DEBKA ^ | February 25, 2014 | Western sources
    Western sources: Israel Air Force hits SS-21 batteries, first attack in Syrian war on nuclear-capable missiles Western military and intelligence sources report that Israeli Air Force strikes in Lebanon and Syria overnight Monday, Feb. 24 came on the heels of the first use in the three-year Syrian war of a Russian-made nuclear-capable Tochka (Point) surface missile - NATO-coded SS-21 Scarab - which carries a 480-kilo warhead with a range of 70 km. These missiles were fired earlier Monday in the Syrian-Hizballah battle for Yabroud. There was no information about the effect of the Israeli strikes.
  • French mining sector to become public again

    02/24/2014 11:19:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 25 February 2014 | Kelly Thomas
    The French minister for industry, Arnaud Montebourg, has announced the creation of a national company of mines aimed at securing the supply of raw materials and exporting French know-how abroad, EurActiv France reports. The industry minister kicked off the start of the “mining revival” of France recently during his visit to the largest underground gypsum quarry in Europe, located in the French Val d’Oise. […] “The creation of a national company of mines in France will allow us to control the prices, the quantities and our sovereignty. In the past, I have provided a number of mining permits to foreign...
  • Douala-Djibouti Corridor-France is enabling bloc of non-Islamist, liberal democracies in Africa

    02/06/2014 5:29:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 6, 2014 | Jerome Vitenberg
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - The Douala-Djibouti CorridorPosted By Jerome Vitenberg On February 6, 2014 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment The current French involvement in the Central African Republic, which follows in the footsteps of its ongoing “Operation Serval” in Mali, has led many to wonder about President Francois Hollande’s goals in his African campaigns.In recent months, the CAR’s ex-Séléka Muslim rebel fighters, bolstered by Sudanese and Chadian mercenaries, have waged a campaign of murder, rape and pillage against the country’s 80% Christian-majority population. With the government in disarray, Christians have organized defensive “anti-balaka” (“anti-machete”)...
  • Syrian troops advance near Golan Heights city

    02/22/2014 8:01:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2014 10:46 AM EST
    Syrian state TV says government forces have captured two rebel-held areas on the edge of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The report, citing a military official, says troops and pro-government gunmen captured Saturday the areas of Rasm al-Hour and Rasm al-Sad, south of the town of Quneitra. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory For Human Rights confirmed troops were on the offensive, adding that the air force was taking part in the attack. …
  • Oldest fortified settlement ever found in North America? Location of Fort Caroline may be in Georgia

    02/22/2014 3:38:46 AM PST · by Makana · 70 replies
    Science Daily ^ | February 22, 2014 | Florida State University
    In an announcement likely to rewrite the book on early colonization of the New World, two researchers have proposed a location for the oldest fortified settlement ever found in North America. They believe that the legendary Fort Caroline, a long-sought fort built by the French in 1564, is located near the mouth of the Altamaha River in southeast Georgia.
  • Everything in the way Shall be removed !

    02/20/2014 6:30:29 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I AM with you, my angels surround you, go behind enemy lines and take back my land ! My army is rising up to take back land now that my testimony is sure in my front line(Chosen Ones)assaults( words of declaration) removing the lies of the enemy, and all distractions now shall be dealt with in their time and season of correction or removal for My Testimony is paramount as my spirit moves across the waters of my voice for you are the many waters of my Testimony and I AM sure and true to my word that I will...
  • Does Anyone Remember the Embargo? (Israel-France)

    02/18/2014 10:35:21 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Israel Defense ^ | 17/2/2014
    General Denis Mercier, The Chief of Staff of the French Air Force, is visiting Israel this week. According to the Air Force website, so for into his visit, the General has met with the Israeli Air Force Commander in Chief Gen. Amir Eshel, who introduced him to the day-to-day challenges of the skies of the Middle East, and discussed the strengthening of cooperation between the two forces and examining the interests which are common to both. Later on, the general was impressed by the IAF capabilities presented to him at Tel Nof Airbase and the Southern Hatzerim Airbase, where he...
  • 14 captions for this photo of Obama applauding France's president

    02/18/2014 10:36:51 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-18-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Posted a blank of this photo over the weekend, here are 14 of the best/favorite captions people came up with.
  • Survey shows growing distrust against the euro in France

    02/18/2014 7:21:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 18 February 2014 | (EurActiv.fr with Reuters)
    Less than a hundred days before the European Parliament elections, French citizens are less and less attracted by the EU project, according to the latest opinion polls, with a quarter now in favor of quitting the eurozone and reintroducing the franc, EurActiv France reports. 42% of surveyed French citizens think that the country’s EU membership is a good thing, a six-point decrease compared to April 2012, according to the survey by OpinionWay for TV news channel LCI and Le Figaro newspaper. […] Another fundamental EU policy, the free movement of persons, is also increasingly disliked by the French. A survey...
  • 18 Bookstores Every Book Lover Must Visit At Least Once

    02/16/2014 9:56:37 PM PST · by expat1000 · 36 replies
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  • Germany and France to hold talks on protecting EU data from NSA

    02/17/2014 6:40:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 17.02,14 @ 09:28 | Andrew Rettman
    German leader Angela Merkel has said she will hold talks with France on creating “safe communication networks” in the EU in the wake of the US spy scandal. She said in her weekly podcast on Sunday (16 February) that: “We will speak to France about this and about all things regarding what kind of European providers we have who can offer security for our citizens: So [that] we don’t even have to go with our emails and other information over the Atlantic, but that we can set up safe communication networks within Europe.” She noted the EU is currently in...
  • FRANÇOIS HOLLANDE HALTS SAME-SEX PARENTING LAW AFTER HUGE PRO-TRADITIONAL FAMILY MARCH

    02/16/2014 7:29:18 PM PST · by massmike · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 02/6/2014 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    In the wake of tens of thousands of people participating in pro-traditional family protests in France and throughout Europe, French President François Hollande backed down from submitting a new family-law bill to parliament that would make legal “assisted procreation for lesbian couples” and “surrogate motherhood for gay men” who want children. The demonstrations were led by La Manif Pour Tous (Protest for Everyone), a fast-growing coalition of groups that has organized massive rallies against same-sex marriage legislation throughout Europe. As Edward Pentin reports at Newsmax, Jean-Pierre Delaume-Myard, a spokesman for La Manif Pour Tous – who is himself gay –...
  • A Humorous Look at a Socialist President

    02/16/2014 6:02:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Very few political cartoons make me laugh out loud. Even when I look back at the all-time favorites that I included in my political cartoonist contest, most of them are on that list because they make a very effective and clever point about public policy. Though I do recall being very amused by Glenn McCoy’s cartoon on media bias, Chip Bok’s war-on-women cartoon, and Robert Ariail’s cartoon about Greece and the euro. But I don’t think any of them made me laugh as much as this gem by Scott Stantis. I don’t even know what it struck me as being...
  • Syria talks: (UN) Mediator apologises for lack of progress

    02/15/2014 12:42:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/15/14 | BBC
    The UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has apologised to the Syrian people after peace talks in Geneva ended without making progress. He had held final discussions with both sides in Geneva in a last-ditch bid to break the stalemate between the Syrian government and opposition. Mr Brahimi said a key sticking point was the government's refusal to talk about a transitional governing body. No date has been set for a third round of talks. The UK and France have blamed President Assad's government for the failure of the talks. The conflict in Syria has claimed more than 100,000 lives since March...
  • France to send 400 more troops to Central African Republic

    02/14/2014 4:13:08 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:30pm EST | James Regan and Michelle Nichols
    (Reuters) - France said on Friday it plans to send another 400 troops to help combat a crisis in the Central African Republic as U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon pleaded for more swift, robust international help to stop sectarian violence that could turn into a genocide. French President Francois Hollande's office urged other countries to show "increased solidarity" and called on the United Nations Security Council to approve the creation of a U.N. peacekeeping force in the landlocked former French colony. Some 838,000 people have been displaced since the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group seized power in March last year in...
  • Christian Militia Could Wipe Out Central African Republic's Muslim Population ...

    02/14/2014 4:06:37 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 55 replies
    Christian Post ^ | February 14, 2014|12:14 pm | Morgan Lee
    Christian militia taking revenge on the Central African Republic's Muslim population could drive the entire Islamic group out of the country, a human rights group claimed earlier this week. The anti-balaka ("anti-machete") has increasingly fought back against the country's minority Muslim population since the Muslim Seleka rebel group antagonized the country's Christians. Human Rights Watch employees in the Central African Republic have claimed to have witnessed anti-balaka forces cutting "the throats of Muslim civilians, publicly lynching, mutilating, and setting their bodies on fire." It also reported attacks where the groups had cut off body parts or hacked Muslims to death....
  • European: the FN on the wave of Euroscepticism.

    02/14/2014 10:57:51 AM PST · by managusta · 1 replies
    Le Figaro ^ | 27 January 2014 | Emmanuel Galiero
    European Elections on the 25 May 2014. That the National Front exceeds the UMP and the PS becomes the largest party in France. This scenario has been advanced for the second time in a poll on Sunday. This survey FIFG for JDD credited with 23% of the vote the National Front. A higher score to 17.9% of Marine Le Pen in the presidential 2012. The UMP (21%) and PS (18%) totals are exceeded, but according to the pollster, none of the three parties is assured of his place on the podium, taking into account the margin of error, estimated at...
  • French ‘subsidise Royal Navy’s new carriers’

    02/13/2014 12:35:55 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    The News, UK ^ | 13/02/2014
    FRENCH taxpayers have subsidised the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers, it was claimed today. It is estimated the French have paid out between €100m (£82m) to more than €200m as a subsidy for HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, The I reports. The newspaper says it comes after former prime minister Tony Blair and then-President Jacques Chirac signed a defence co-operation agreement in 2006. The French public spending watchdog spotted the loss in the details of the 2013 French defence estimates. Cour des Comptes says the deal led to ‘a French contribution pure and simple to the financing...
  • Laulhère becomes the sole producer of berets in France.

    02/13/2014 8:50:12 AM PST · by managusta · 4 replies
    Le Figaro ^ | 02/13/2014 | Edouard de Mareschal
    As well as the baguette marinara(French loaf),the beret remains one of the most famous of French symbols abroad. Now production of these" Made in France " headgear is based on the shoulders of a small family business established since 1840 to Oloron. Laulhère has indeed acquired berets Blancq-Olibet, its historic rival established in 1819 and located 40 miles away, to Baudreix the heart of the Béarn. "The acquisition was natural because there was no room for two major and historical actors in the sector beret says René Renda, manage Laulhère. Now, we are the last to control the manufacturing process...
  • Obama, appearing with ally Hollande, expresses frustration over Syria

    02/12/2014 6:31:40 AM PST · by mac_truck · 4 replies
    LA Times ^ | 02/12/2014 | Kathleen Hennessey
    Acknowledging "enormous frustration," President Obama said Tuesday that his administration "continues to explore every possible avenue" to help resolve the nearly 3-year-old Syrian civil war, although he again said he had no plans for military intervention. Appearing with French President Francois Hollande, a reliable partner in his foreign policy agenda, Obama called Syria a "crumbling" state and worried that conditions there have destabilized the region. The president also expressed frustration in another area of close cooperation with France, threatening to come down "like a ton of bricks" on businesses that would trade with Iran while international talks continue over its...
  • Marine Le Pen's Worldview: Oppose America, Embrace Iran

    02/11/2014 8:07:19 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 28 replies
    Gatestone institute ^ | Feb 6, 2014 | Peter Martino
    Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National (FN), the most likely winner of the upcoming municipal and European elections in France, held a press conference on January 22, in which she presented the foreign policy of her party, including a passionate plea for France to break off its relations with Saudi Arabia and ally itself to Iran. Sitting next to her foreign policy advisor Aymeric Chauprade, Le Pen advocated that France should sever its links with Saudi Arabia, "America's... ally" and a "dangerous country ruled by extremist clans, who, since the origin of Wahhabism, have but one goal: to...
  • On the Cutting Edge: A Banana Republic

    02/11/2014 3:16:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know, I don't care how Obama tries to spin this. He's up there now with the French president, Hollande. I don't know if they're asking the French president about his wife and his mistress and his girlfriend. I don't know if they're asking him that. But somebody just asked Obama about the three-year delay of the employer mandate, and there's no answer that can get him off the hook on this. But this one, he said, "Well, we just learned that this will give the employers more time to be in compliance with the law." I...
  • Dieudonné Acquitted in Defamation Case

    02/07/2014 11:45:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 2/7/2014, 10:26 PM | Elad Benari
    The French anti-Semitic comic Dieudonné was acquitted Friday on charges related to a video in which he calls for the release of a self-styled Islamist serving life for the kidnap and murder of a Jewish phone salesman, AFP reported. The controversial performer, who has a string of convictions for anti-Semitic hate speech, was cleared of defamation and illegally defending a convicted criminal because the judge ruled that it had not been proven that Dieudonné was behind the distribution of the video. As a result, the court could not consider the content of his remarks, the judge added in a ruling...
  • Charlemagne's bones are (probably) real

    02/05/2014 7:54:21 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    The Local ^ | 31 Jan 2014 | unattributed
    German scientists have announced after almost 26 years of research that the bones interred for centuries at Aachen Cathedral are likely to be those of Charlemagne. Researchers confirmed on Wednesday evening - 1,200 years to the day since Charlemagne died - that the 94 bones and bone fragments taken from the supposed resting place of the King of the Franks and founder of what was to become the Holy Roman Empire came from a tall, thin, older man. The team first opened the sarcophagus of the first emperor in western Europe since the fall of the Roman Empire in secret...
  • Yahweh’s Substance is your makeup "Christ alive" in you, surrender and receive !

    02/03/2014 6:04:16 PM PST · by Jedediah · 11 replies
    My substance is your makeup but do not look for it to be anatomical and my atomic number is eternal never wasting away for truly I AM Wonderful in ALL aspects of this one word "ETERNAL". I AM thus an eternal constant and there is no slide rule that can measure my kingdom for I have no beginning or end to measure yet I have storehouses ,does my Word not proclaim this ?! So tell me my children is there really a need to be earthbound when even now you carry this makeup within you ?! Let me allow you...
  • Brazil Upgrades Its Sao Paulo Carrier – Analysis

    02/03/2014 11:42:29 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    eurasiareview ^ | February 3, 2014 | W. Alejandro Sanchez
    By W. Alejandro Sanchez An obscure fact of Latin American military affairs is that the Brazilian Navy possesses its own aircraft carrier. The vessel, now five decades old, is currently undergoing repairs so that it can serve for at least a decade more. Nevertheless, given the fast pace of South American geopolitics and geosecurity affairs, serious questions should be raised whether or not Brazil actually needs a carrier in its fleet. The Carrier Brazil acquired its carrier from France in November 2000: the vessel is a non-nuclear, 36,000 ton, Clemenceau-type carrier, which was constructed in the early 1960s.The carrier, originally...
  • Jewish Activists Chase Away Anti-Semites in Paris

    02/02/2014 5:22:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 2/2/14 | Eliran Aharon, Paris
    The Jewish National Fund held an event honoring Israel in the heart of Paris Sunday, but the real reason for the event was a desire by Israeli authorities to support French Jews in a time of trouble. Over 15,000 people, most of them Jews, are expected to attend the two-day event – an exhibit titled “Israel Today and Tomorrow.” The event received unprecedented security: central streets were cordoned off, and police snipers were placed on rooftops. Ultranationalists gathered with the intent of marching on the event, but were blocked by police – both uniformed and undercover – a long distance...
  • The demonstrations mobilized in Paris and Lyon grow in strength

    02/02/2014 7:06:26 PM PST · by annalex · 22 replies
    Les Echos ^ | February 2, 2014
    The demonstrations mobilized in Paris and Lyon grow in strengthBy Les Echos | 02/02 | 1:13 p.m. | updated at 18:29 LDCs, GPA, gender theory and "fiscal overkill families" were the menu demands of protesters. In Paris, the organizers speak of 500,000 demonstrators, the police 80,000. In Lyon, of 20,000 to 40,000 protesters marched. As the tradition requires, the battle of numbers looks tough at the parade held in Paris and Lyon on Sunday by the AKI group for all. "We were more than half a million" in Paris, jubilated the association, while the Parisian crowd was not dispersed by...