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  • Dutch Paratroopers Integrated Into German Army

    06/02/2013 2:35:59 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 37 replies
    Philadelphia Trumpet ^ | May 27, 2013 | RICHARD PALMER
    A brigade of Dutch paratroopers will be integrated into a new German division of rapid reaction forces, German newspaper Rheinische Post reported on May 22. The 11th Airmobile Brigade—a mobile force of 4,500 troops that is equipped with light vehicles, mortars and anti-aircraft systems—will join 8,600 German soldiers to form the new division under German command. With paratroopers and special forces, as well as combat and transport helicopters, the group is designed to respond quickly to new threats and help evacuate endangered German and Dutch citizens. Until now, only Britain and America had a similar type of military structure. The...
  • Spitfire vs Bf 109 and F-14 vs Su-27: the difference is always the pilot

    06/02/2013 1:37:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 79 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | May 31, 2013 | Dario Leone
    Spitfire vs Bf 109 and F-14 vs Su-27: the difference is always the pilot May 31, 2013 Not always the best aircraft is the one that wins in an air-to-air engagement. Most of the times it is the training the pilot has received and his/her skills, experience to make the difference: that’s why a well trained pilot with a less capable aircraft can defeat a more powerful plane piloted by a scarcely trained airman. During World War II two of the most successful fighters of aviation history faced one against the other, in a duel that began over the coasts...
  • Patrick J. Buchanan—Pseudo-Historian, Very Real Dissimulator

    06/16/2008 6:03:17 AM PDT · by PurpleMan · 64 replies · 125+ views
    Pajamasmedia.com ^ | June 13th, 2008 | Victor Davis Hanson
    "In dealing with Mr. Buchanan, one must accept at the beginning two caveats. First, as is his style, he will always resort to ad hominem attacks in lieu of an argument." "[I} was appalled by his absence of logic..."
  • Was the Holocaust Inevitable? ( Patrick J. Buchanan )

    06/20/2008 8:12:50 AM PDT · by kellynla · 444 replies · 661+ views
    townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2008 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    So asks Newsweek's cover, which features a full-length photo of the prime minister his people voted the greatest Briton of them all. Quite a tribute, when one realizes Churchill's career coincides with the collapse of the British empire and the fall of his nation from world pre-eminence to third-rate power. That the Newsweek cover was sparked by my book "Churchill, Hitler and The Unnecessary War" seems apparent, as one of the three essays, by Christopher Hitchens, was a scathing review. Though in places complimentary, Hitchens charmingly concludes: This book "stinks." Understandable. No Brit can easily concede my central thesis: The...
  • Thousands blockade European Central Bank in Frankfurt [Blocupy]

    06/01/2013 3:48:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    The entrance of the ECB is blocked by over 3,000 'Blockupy' protesters in a march against austerity. 'Blockupy' has announced the coalition has “reached its first goal” of the day. Anti-capitalist protesters have taken to the streets of the financial heart of Frankfurt a day ahead of Europe-wide gatherings planned for June 1 to protest leaders handling of the three-year euro debt crisis.
  • Frankfurt 'Blockupy' protesters clash with police

    06/01/2013 3:17:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 1, 2013 | by Tilman Blasshofer
    German police used pepper spray and batons against thousands of anti-capitalist demonstrators from the Blockupy movement on Saturday during a second day of protests in Frankfurt against Europe's austerity policies. Planned rallies in struggling euro zone members Spain and Portugal drew fewer people than expected, but in Germany's financial capital around 7,000 protesters marched with signs reading "Make love, not war" and "IMF - get out of Greece". Protests against the "troika" of international lenders that has bailed out struggling euro zone states - the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Union - were planned...
  • Turkish police fire tear gas in worst protests for years

    05/31/2013 2:39:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5-31-13 | Ayla Jean Yackley
    Thousands of demonstrators massed on streets surrounding Istanbul's central Taksim Square, long a venue for political unrest, while protests erupted in the capital Ankara and the Aegean coastal city of Izmir. Broken glass and rocks were strewn across a main shopping street near Taksim. Primary school children ran crying from the clouds of tear gas while tourists caught by surprise scurried to get back to luxury hotels lining the square. The unrest reflects growing disquiet at the authoritarianism of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP). Riot police clashed with tens of thousands of May...
  • Police Attack Protesters In Istanbul’s Taksim Square

    05/31/2013 2:57:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 31,2013 | Tim Arango,Ceylan Yeginsu
    ISTANBUL — Police officers attacked a group of peaceful demonstrators on Friday in Istanbul’s Taksim Square with water cannons and tear gas, sending scores of people, protesters and tourists alike, scurrying into shops and luxury hotels and turning the center of this city into a battle zone at the height of tourist season.
  • Hollande, Merkel call for full-time eurozone boss

    05/30/2013 12:56:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2013 2:46 PM EDT
    France and Germany are pushing to have a full-time official lead the economic and financial policies of the 17-country euro currency bloc. … French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after a meeting in Paris that there needs to be a central figure to lead the Eurogroup. Speaking Thursday at a joint press conference, Hollande said he and Merkel “are in agreement that there should be more eurozone summits, with a full-time Eurogroup president with strengthened powers.” “We need more economic policy coordination, especially in the Eurogroup,” Merkel said. …
  • Another Sign of the Eurozone Falling Apart

    05/30/2013 1:18:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    In an interesting development in the battle to see which country is bright enough to exit the euro first, a book urging a return to the Escudo (the prior Portuguese currency) became an instant a bestseller in Portugal. The Wall Street Journal reports Idea of Euro Exit Finds Currency in Portugal. A book by a Portuguese economist achieved a small feat on its release last month: It instantly topped Portugal's bestseller list, overtaking several diet books and even the popular erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey." The book, "Why We Should Leave the Euro" by João Ferreira do Amaral, has...
  • Thousands expected at German austerity protest (“anticapitalist” really)

    05/30/2013 12:50:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2013 1:21 PM EDT
    Police in Germany’s financial capital, Frankfurt, have ringed the European Central Bank with metal barricades a day ahead of anti-capitalist protests expected to draw several thousand people. Members of the Blockupy group say they will try to prevent employees from reaching the ECB building for several hours Friday to highlight what they say is the bank’s role in enforcing the harsh spending cuts introduced to tackle the euro area’s three-year debt crisis. A second demonstration is planned at Deutsche Bank’s headquarters nearby. … Blockupy includes people who participated in the Occupy movement, which protested the role of global capitalism by...
  • The U.S. Helps Reconstruct the Ottoman Empire

    05/29/2013 9:31:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | May 29, 2013 | Robert E. Kaplan
    Each of these United States military interventions occurred in an area that had been part of the Ottoman Empire, and where a secular regime was replaced by an Islamist one. So far, the German policy of keeping hidden its leadership role in its attempt to reconstitute the Ottoman Empire has succeeded. Since the mid-1990s the United States has intervened militarily in several internal armed conflicts in Europe and the Middle East: bombing Serbs and Serbia in support of Izetbegovic's Moslem Regime in Bosnia in 1995, bombing Serbs and Serbia in support of KLA Moslems of Kosovo in 1999, bombing Libya's...
  • 27 Congresspersons Ask AG Holder to Stop Deportation of German Homeschoolers

    05/29/2013 1:59:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/29/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    A letter signed by 27 members of Congress asks Attorney General Eric Holder to grant asylum to the Romeikes, a German family that fled to the United States after their government threatened to take their kids away from them because they homeschooled. "A decision to deny the Romeikes the opportunity to educate their children freely is a decision to abandon our commitment to freedom," the letter argues. "Doing so would put America alongside those countries that believe children belong to the community or state." The Romeikes recently lost a case in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in which they...
  • Germany fears revolution if Europe scraps welfare model

    05/28/2013 5:20:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 28, 2013 | by Ingrid Melander
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned on Tuesday that failure to win the battle against youth unemployment could tear Europe apart, and dropping the continent's welfare model in favor of tougher U.S. standards would spark a revolution. If U.S. welfare standards were introduced in Europe, "we would have revolution, not tomorrow, but on the very same day," Schaeuble told a conference in Paris. In recent weeks Germany, wary of a backlash as many in crisis-hit European countries blame it for austerity, has taken steps to tackle unemployment in the bloc, striking bilateral deals with Spain and Portugal. "We have to...
  • Fraternities mull ‘Aryan purity’ test for members (DE)

    05/26/2013 10:44:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 24 May 13 11:09 CET | (The Local/jlb)
    Germany’s oldest fraternity association could change its membership rules to include only ethnic Germans at their annual meeting this weekend, the country's media reported on Friday. A meeting of the traditionally right-wing student fraternity association, the Burschenschaften, kicked off near the central German town of Eisenach in Thuringia on Friday morning with a rare press conference, the Süddeutsche Zeitung said on Friday. …
  • The sad truth about today’s modern Germany and Jews

    05/24/2013 12:51:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21, 2013 | Tuvia Tenenbom
    Three years ago I was contacted by an editor of Rowohlt, one of the biggest book publishers in Germany. She said she loved my articles in the Zeit, the prestigious German newspaper I’ve been writing for, and would like me to come to Germany for a few months, interview people and write about them “in the same style you write for the Zeit.” … Hardly a day passed by without at least one interviewee talking to me about the “rich Jews,” the “shrewd Jews,” the Israelis who eat Palestinians for breakfast on a daily basis, the “manipulating Jew,” or anything...
  • Brussels gravy train like “last days of Rome”: EU MEPs earn up to 740% more than average citizen…

    05/23/2013 1:17:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:46 EST, 23 May 2013 | Alan Hall
    The gilded lifestyle of MEPs has been compared to the uncontrolled excesses of ancient Rome after research showed their perks have not been dented despite biting austerity measures. From Italian MEPs who enjoy free haircuts to Maltese ones who get 52 free gallons of petrol a month, the perks—and expenses—continue unabated for the representatives of European Union nations. MEPs from the 27 EU nations are paid salaries of £137 million ($207 million) a year, according to research by German pricing watchdog Preisvergleich.de, and some earn 740 percent more than the average citizen. …
  • Germany Is The 'Most Popular Country in the World' (BBC Polling)

    05/23/2013 2:42:13 PM PDT · by drewh · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | : Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 8:44 ET | By: Katie Holliday
    Europe's largest economy, Germany, which has been criticized for not doing enough to help struggling euro zone countries, has topped a poll as the world's most popular country. The survey, carried out for the BBC, polled 26,000 people in 25 countries and asked them to rate 16 countries and the European Union as a whole on whether their influence on the world was mainly positive or negative. Germany came out on top, with 59 percent of survey participants giving it a positive rating. The country moved up three percentage points from its 2012 position. It displaced Japan, which saw its...
  • German brewers warn fracking could hurt beer industry

    05/23/2013 1:35:09 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 42 replies
    REUTERS ^ | MAY 23, 2013 | MADELINE CHAMBERS
    BERLIN - German brewers have warned Chancellor Angela Merkel's government that any law allowing the controversial drilling technique known as fracking could damage the country's cherished beer industry. The Brauer-Bund beer association is worried that fracking for shale gas, which involves pumping water and chemicals at high pressure into the ground, could pollute water used for brewing and break a 500-year-old industry rule on water purity. Germany, home to Munich's annual Oktoberfest - the world's biggest folk festival which attracts around 7 million visitors - has a proud tradition of brewing and beer drinking. Under the "Reinheitsgebot", or German purity...
  • France Now More Euroskeptic Than Britain

    05/22/2013 2:21:22 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 11 replies
    The American Interest ^ | May 14, 2013 | Walter Russell Mead
    The Pew Research Center’s latest survey on Europeans’ attitudes toward EU politics and economics brings across one message loud and clear: Europeans are not happy. People from every major country report extreme dissatisfaction with the economy and their political leaders. Increasingly, they also share a sense that the European Union and economic integration were mistakes for their countries: only 45 percent now view the EU favorably, down from 60 percent in 2012. The one notable exception is Germany, whose people remain the most optimistic about the European project. Despite Germans’ hand-wringing about their spendthrift neighbors, they gave the EU a...
  • Austria says peackeepers may quit Golan if EU arms rebels

    05/22/2013 5:08:28 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 4 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | May 21, 2013 | Michael Shields
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria may pull its peacekeeping troops from the Golan Heights, evacuating the U.N. buffer zone, its defence minister warned on Tuesday, as Syria and Israel exchanged fire across a long dormant frontline now inflamed by civil war. Vienna's warning was aimed at Britain and other allies which want to help Syrian rebels by lifting an EU arms embargo - doing so, minister Gerald Klug told Reuters, would rob Austrian troops of their neutrality in a Syrian conflict that has already seen foreign peacekeepers come under fire and some even held hostage. He stopped short of saying an...
  • Merkel: German chancellor under fire over Communist links as image of her in uniform is released

    05/22/2013 5:12:08 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 33 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 21 May 2013 | | Alan Hall
    She denies she was close to the Communist rulers in East Germany, where she grew up. So this 1972 photo of her in military-style uniform has left German Chancellor Angela Merkel ‘not amused’. Then called Angela Kasner and aged 17, she is shown happily involved in a civil defence exercise under the gaze of an East German officer. Snip Sonja Felssberg, now 58 and an old school comrade, found the photo and handed it to a national German newspaper. Mrs Merkel will hope the row doesn't undermine her bid for a third term in office Mrs Merkel will hope the...
  • Germany's Merkel visits Pope, urges tougher market controls

    05/19/2013 9:24:35 PM PDT · by haffast · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat May 18, 2013 11:26am EDT | James Mackenzie
    (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Pope Francis on Saturday and, apparently responding to his criticism of a heartless "dictatorship of the economy", called for stronger regulation of financial markets. On Thursday, Francis appealed in a speech for world financial reform, saying the global economic crisis had made life worse for millions in rich and poor countries. Merkel visited Rome for a few hours specifically to meet the pontiff and spoke with him privately in his library for 45 minutes, unusually long for a private papal audience. She told reporters afterwards that the scandals and excesses criticized by Francis...
  • Dangerous Price Manipulation Rocks Energy Markets (Natural Gas)

    05/18/2013 5:46:53 PM PDT · by haffast · 37 replies
    Wall Street Daily ^ | Friday, May 3, 2013 | BUSINESS WIRES
    A new investigation released by Wall Street Daily just revealed a disturbing pattern of price manipulation in the energy markets. The six-month investigation, conducted by renowned energy analyst, Karim Rahemtulla, was triggered by the incredible disparity in gas prices between the United States and Europe. The price of natural gas in the United States is presently about $4/mcf. Yet the price in Europe is upwards of $15/mcf. “Such mispricing simply cannot occur in an efficient market,” says Rahemtulla. For the global economy to function properly, the energy markets must be priced efficiently. It can be no other way. Any malfeasance...
  • Behind the scenes of The Dam Busters: How crews created classic war film

    05/18/2013 9:25:21 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18th May 2013 | Nick Enoch
    'In May 1943, an audacious raid by the RAF's 617 squadron destroyed the industrial heart of Nazi Germany. Twelve years later, it was immortalised on film. Now, never-before-seen photographs from the set of classic movie The Dam Busters have emerged ahead of the 70th anniversary, on Thursday, of the legendary World War II mission. The backstage images give a new insight into how the famous attack on the Ruhr dams was recreated for the 1955 film.'
  • United Nations agency proudly shows off map without Israel

    05/16/2013 2:35:12 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 13 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | undated | David Ross
    A United Nations agency has caused a firestorm after an official of the organization proudly posed with a map that only lists Palestine. The U.N. official posed with the map in which Israel did not exist in Lebanon, and the whole area from the Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea was listed as "Arab Palestine." During a presentation of German-funded projects in Lebanon earlier this month, Ann Dismorr, the director of the United Nations Agency Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East in Lebanon, held up the map which included Jordan, Syria and other neighboring countries, but...
  • Dambusters flypast and ceremony on raid's 70th anniversary

    05/17/2013 10:35:46 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 45 replies
    BBC News ^ | 17th May 2013 | BBC News
    'Two of the surviving Dambuster airmen have attended a ceremony after a flypast to mark the 70th anniversary of the World War II raid on German dams. Hundreds of onlookers gathered as a Lancaster bomber flew over Derwent reservoir - one of the practice sites used ahead of the top-secret mission. More than a third of the men never returned from the raids, when they had to fly just 60ft above ground. RAF Scampton later hosted a sunset service. The RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and 617 Squadron flew over the dam in Derbyshire's Hope Valley on Thursday lunchtime....
  • 'Occupy Barbie Dreamhouse': Feminist protestors picket doll's pink palace in Berlin

    05/16/2013 11:21:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | May 16, 2013 | Victoria Taylor
    Multiple factions gathered to protest the exhibition. A topless woman from the Femen protest group, who had "life in plastic is not fantastic" written across her bare chest, burned a Barbie doll tied to a cross. A pink-clad man wearing a blond wig had a sign that said "Do you like me now?" draped across his neck. Others held signs with phrases like "Dear Barbie - don't just bake cupcakes, eat them too!" and "I will free you from the horror house."
  • Unhappy German diners 'beat top Japanese chef to death'

    05/16/2013 11:39:20 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 49 replies
    The Local (Germany) ^ | 16 May 13 10:57 CET
    Top Japanese chef Miki Nozawa has died after apparently being attacked by two German men who were unhappy with the fried noodles from his restaurant on the North Sea island of Sylt. The men, aged 36 and 50 are thought to have beaten 57-year-old Nozawa to death outside a strip club on the upmarket holiday island, Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Thursday. Earlier in the evening the pair had eaten Nozawa's beef, vegetable and fried noodle dish, which they disliked and refused to pay for. They left his restaurant and headed to a nearby strip club, where they bumped into...
  • German Homeschool Family Loses Asylum Case; Home School Legal Defense Association Will Appeal

    05/14/2013 6:06:47 PM PDT · by don-o · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 9, 2013 | Napp Nazworth
    A U.S. appeals court sided with the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday and denied asylum for the Romeikes. They fled from Germany after they were threatened with the possibility of losing custody of their children when they decided to homeschool and refused to send their children to the German public schools. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the Justice Department, in Romeike vs. Holder, that the freedom to homeschool one's children is not among the fundamental rights protected for asylum seekers. The Home School Legal Defense Association, which represented the Romeikes in the case, said it will appeal...
  • New Biography Causes Stir: How Close Was Merkel to the Communist System?

    05/14/2013 12:30:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | May 14, 2013 – 04:04 PM | (cro)
    A new biography covering Chancellor Angela Merkel’s life in East Germany has caused a stir by suggesting she was closer to the communist apparatus and its ideology than previously thought. Published this week and written by journalists Günther Lachmann and Ralf Georg Reuth, the book quotes Gunter Walther, a former colleague of hers at the Academy of Sciences in East Berlin, as saying she had been secretary for “Agitation and Propaganda” in the Freie Deutsche Jugend (FDJ) youth organization at the institute. Merkel, a trained physicist, worked at the academy from 1978 until 1989. … Merkel has said in the...
  • German (political) parties get record state handouts

    05/14/2013 12:16:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 May 13 12:01 CET | (The Local/jcw)
    Germany’s political parties will receive more state money than ever before, it was reported on Monday. In the run-up to September’s election, the country’s parties will be fueled by over €154 million ($199.7 million). The ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the Social Democrats (SPD), the Greens, socialist Linke party, and the ailing junior coalition partner the Free Democratic Party (FDP) will be getting four percent more state funding this year, the Saarbrücker Zeitung reported. …
  • German Family Denied Asylum, HSLDA Appeals

    05/14/2013 10:24:56 AM PDT · by Sopater · 40 replies
    HSLDA ^ | May 14, 2013 | HSLDA
    The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld the Obama Administration’s denial of asylum granted to the Romeike family. The Romeikes fled Germany in 2008 when they were subjected to criminal prosecution for homeschooling. They were granted asylum in 2010 by Immigration Judge Lawrence O. Burman, but that grant was overturned by the Board of Immigration Appeals in 2012. A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit heard the Romeikes’ appeal on April 23 in Cincinnati, and issued today’s unanimous decision against the family. “We believe the Sixth Circuit is wrong, and we will appeal their decision,” said Michael Farris, HSLDA...
  • Shadows from the Past: Pedophile Links Haunt Green Party

    05/13/2013 4:52:17 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 7 replies
    http://www.spiegel.de ^ | May 13, 2013 | Jan Fleischhauer, Ann-Katrin Müller and René Pfister
    In the 1980s, some members of Germany's Green Party advocated the legalization of sex with minors. Now the party wants to come to terms with this dark chapter via an independent review of internal documents -- some of which show that the influence of pedophiles on the young party was much stronger than previously thought. He is a boy, roughly 10 years old, with a pretty face, full lips, a straight nose and shoulder-length hair. The wings of an angel protrude from his narrow back, and a penis is drawn with thin lines on the front of his body. The...
  • Is Government Regulation of Gardens Next?

    05/12/2013 5:00:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 84 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | May 11, 2013 | Dave Jolly
    How many of you have flower or vegetable gardens at your home? I know many people are growing their own herbs to use for cooking as well as indoor and outdoor vegetable gardens. Others have flowers in pots, window boxes, hanging baskets, in flower beds and outdoor gardens.My wife and I have a number of vegetables and fruit growing outside which include apples (2 varieties), beans (purple and wax), broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cantaloupes, carrots, cherries, cucumbers (bush), grapes (5 varieties), onions (red), peas (green and snap), potatoes (3 varieties), sage, radishes, tomatoes (6 varieties), and watermelons (3 varieties). We also...
  • Carter Calls on EU to Label Products from 'Illegal Settlements'

    05/12/2013 10:42:34 AM PDT · by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed · 12 replies
    Israel National News Arutz Sheva ^ | 05-12-2013 | Arutz Sheva staff
    Former US President Jimmy Carter has once again expressed his blatantly anti-Israel allegiances by calling on the European Union to “introduce proper labeling of goods produced on illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.” Carter was in Dublin together with former Irish president Mary Robinson and former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso for talks with Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore and diplomats from some 20 European countries on revitalizing the peace process in the Middle East. “With the Middle East peace process making no significant progress, we call on Europe to play a stronger and more independent role in...
  • In Dublin, former US President Carter calls on EU to start labelling products from ‘illegal’

    05/11/2013 10:45:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    European Jewish Press ^ | 5/11/13 | Yossi Lempkowicz
    DUBLIN -Former US President Jimmy Carter said in Dublin “the EU should move to introduce proper labelling of goods produced on illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.” (snip)It could therefore introduce a clear labelling of products made in Israeli settlements, which are illegal under international law,” he added. Ireland currently holds the rotating EU presidency until end of June. Mary Robinson said this was not “an anti-Israel move,” but rather “a concrete step, supported by many of our Israeli friends, to revive the hope of a future state of Palestine
  • The New European Revolt

    05/11/2013 8:44:48 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11 May 2013 | Tyler Durden
    President Hollande of France recently got a whiff of what is coming from an open letter addressed to him by a 20-year old student named Clara G. “This will probably shock you, but it is mainly for fiscal reasons,… simply because I do not feel like working all my life to pay taxes, a large part of which will only service the 1.9 trillion Euros of debt that your generation has kindly left us. If these borrowings had at least been invested to prepare the future of the country, if I was getting a small benefit from them, it would...
  • French voters have had enough of François Hollande and his government

    05/12/2013 6:26:34 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Monday 6 May 2013 08.39 EDT | Philippe Marlière
    On Sunday, an estimated 150,000 people marched in Paris and gathered in the Place de la Bastille to listen to Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of the Left Front. Afterwards , the Socialist Party officials were prompt to call the event highly divisive for the left. Accusations of populism and gauchisme (unrealistic policies) also rapidly surfaced from Solférino, the Socialist headquarters. To paraphrase Bertolt Brecht: would it not be easier for the government to dissolve the people and elect another?
  • Dangerous Times: Milton Friedman just won his euro bet

    05/11/2013 7:13:12 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 5/11/2013 | James Lewis
    Even as President Obama is following in Eurosocialist footsteps, the 14-year utopian experiment on a single currency is collapsing. The architect of the euro just ran up the white flag on the biggest policy mistakes in history. Former German Finance Minister Oskar Lafontaine called his own brainchild a "catastrophe". "The economic situation is worsening from month to month," he wrote on his Left party blog. "unemployment has reached a level that puts democratic structures ever more in doubt." "Catastrophe" is the right word. Today Greece is suffering more than 50% unemployment. That's worse than the Great Depression in the US....
  • Federal Europe Coming Soon, EU Boss Says

    05/10/2013 12:27:55 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/10/2013 | Alex Newman
    Former Maoist revolutionary and current European Commission President José Manuel Barroso (declared this week that a federal Europe ruled by the European Union from Brussels would be a “reality within a few years,” sparking furious criticism from Europeans and renewed calls in Britain and other countries to withdraw from the increasingly power-hungry EU. Whether the formerly sovereign member states use the controversial single euro currency or not, Barroso announced, all of the 27 EU governments will be ensnared in the dubious project. While acknowledging that today the idea of a federal regime ruling over Europe may seem like “political science...
  • ‘Bible Belt’ County Schools Promote Terrorism Against Jews?

    05/09/2013 4:33:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 9, 2013 | Laurie Cardoza Moore
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - ‘Bible Belt’ County Schools Promote Terrorism Against Jews?Posted By Laurie Cardoza Moore On May 9, 2013 @ 12:05 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments The Holocaust did not happen in a vacuum. Germans and world leaders turned blind eyes to the growing anti-Semitism in Germany while Adolf Hitler incrementally executed his evil agenda. Despite annual reminders to “never forget,” schools across the United States, and specifically in the State of Tennessee, are once again oblivious to the anti-Semitic rhetoric that has infiltrated our schools.One such community is Williamson County, Tennessee that sits in...
  • What Really died at Auschwitz?

    05/08/2013 9:54:00 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 36 replies
    email | Jan. 15 2011 | Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez
    The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez and published in a Spanish newspaper on Jan. 15 2011. It doesn't take much imagination to extrapolate the message to the rest of Europe - and possibly to the rest of the world. THIS WAS IN A SPANISH NEWSPAPER: "EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ" By Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez "I walked down the street in Barcelona and suddenly discovered a terrible truth - Europe died in Auschwitz ... We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture,...
  • More working Germans need social support

    05/08/2013 7:18:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 08 May 2013 12:11 CET | The Local/DPA/jcw
    More Germans need state help to supplement their wages—because their jobs pay so badly they cannot pull themselves above the poverty line, figures from the Federal Employment Agency (BA) showed on Wednesday. This could fuel an ongoing debate over introducing a minimum wage. Lots of people in Germany have part-time “mini-jobs” for which they earn just enough to have to pay social contributions—around €800 ($1,052.80) per month—and according to the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, many of these people claim basic welfare support, Hartz IV, as they cannot live off their wage. There were also, the paper said, people with full-time jobs...
  • Alleged Auschwitz Death Camp Guard Arrested (93 Years Old)

    05/07/2013 12:31:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 6, 2013 | DAVID RISING
    A 93-year-old man who was deported from the U.S. for lying about his Nazi past was arrested by German authorities Monday on allegations he served as an Auschwitz death camp guard, Stuttgart prosecutors said. Hans Lipschis was taken into custody after authorities concluded there was "compelling evidence" he was involved in crimes at Auschwitz while there from 1941 to 1945, prosecutor Claudia Krauth said. Lipschis has acknowledged being assigned to an SS guard unit at Auschwitz but maintains he only served as a cook and was not involved in any war crimes.
  • Safety Versus Freedom (Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia Had Low Rates of Street Crime)

    05/06/2013 9:29:47 AM PDT · by pinochet · 9 replies
    I was shocked when I heard that Sen. Harry Reid had proposed background checks for people who want to buy firecrackers/explosive powders: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3012168/posts Do you all realize the danger to your freedoms and those of your children, now and in the future? Americans need to wake up and pull their heads out of their behinds. Politicians cannot protect your freedoms. Only pro-freedom citizens groups, who ensure that all congressional legislation complies with the constitution, can help preserve freedom. Since 9-11, Americans have given the indication that they love safety more than freedom. Did you know that Nazi Germany had very...
  • 35% of German Muslims Have Multiple Wives, All Funded by Welfare (Video)

    05/05/2013 11:09:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 5 ,2013 | Jim Hoft
    The average German family struggles financially with large tax burdens and as a result have only 1.3 children per family due to high financial costs. One of the lowest rates in Europe Meanwhile Muslim immigrants have as many as 3-4 wives, perhaps 6-7 children from each wife, and all of this is funded by welfare as none of these wives work. 35 % of Muslims living in Germany have multiple wives, nearly all of them live comfortably on welfare funded by German taxpayers. This is not only in Germany too, nearly all of Europe has the same situation, including the...
  • UKIP will cause political earthquake in European elections, says Nigel Farage

    05/05/2013 11:06:53 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Sunday, May 5, 2013 | Nicholas Watt
    Amid growing calls from Tory MPs for David Cameron to respond to the Ukip threat by bringing forward legislation on an EU referendum, Farage warned that his party would not go away even if No 10 "starts singing the same song". William Hague, who famously suffered a major defeat in the 2001 election after tacking to the right, called for a cautious response to Ukip as he warned of the dangers of "quick fixes". Philip Hammond, the defence secretary, said many Ukip voters were "frustrated Conservatives". As the Tories work out their response to Ukip, which won nearly a quarter...
  • Braver than any man: The British sisters who fought the Nazis

    05/05/2013 7:35:35 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5th May 2013 | Annabel Venning
    'Hunched over a wireless set, alone in a safe house in a Parisian suburb on a rainy morning in July 1944, Didi Nearne tapped out a Morse Code message. It contained urgent information from the leader of her Resistance network to intelligence chiefs back in London. The average SOE wireless operator in Occupied France lasted for just six weeks before being arrested. Didi, 21, had survived for five months, making an astonishing 105 transmissions. The questioning began. What was she doing with a wireless set? Didi had her answer ready: she was a simple French girl and had been sending...
  • Despite costly bailouts, Germany still benefits from the euro: Study

    05/04/2013 1:01:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 03 May 2013
    Even if Germany had to write off the loans it extended to Southern European countries as part of the eurozone’s emergency rescue measures, the economic advantages of its membership would still be overwhelming, according to a recent study by the Bertelsmann Stiftung. … “Without the euro, growth of the real gross domestic product [GDP] in Germany would be lower by about 0.5 percentage points per year,” the study says, warning that without that euro, Europe “would fall apart politically” and become “a losing player in international competition.” And projections for the future are looking bright, the study adds. “Adding up...