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  • Alleged Hacker Held in Prague at Center of 'intense' US-Russia Tug of War

    02/03/2017 3:48:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Guardian ^ | Friday 27 January 2017 | Robert Tait in Prague and Julian Borger
    Yevgeniy Nikulin faces extradition requests from both countries amid lingering disquiet over Moscow’s alleged interference in the US presidential electionAn alleged computer hacker being held in the Czech Republic is at the centre of an international legal tussle between the United States and Russia amid lingering disquiet over Moscow’s alleged interference in the recent US presidential election. Yevgeniy Nikulin, 29, faces extradition requests from both countries after being detained by Czech police on an Interpol arrest warrant issued by US authorities. Nikulin, a Russian citizen, was arrested in a restaurant in Prague on 5 October shortly after arriving in the...
  • VISIT PRAGUE! (Donald Trump Edition)

    01/23/2017 1:37:45 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 36 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/9/16 | International
    A really bad attempt of sarcasm and swipe at Trump. Prague is a beautiful city not infested with globalist refugees.
  • Prague railway employee says he'll 'cut off head' of Jewish man

    12/20/2016 3:10:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/16
    The company operating Prague’s subway is investigating a complaint alleging one of its employees threatened to “cut off the head” of a Jewish passenger wearing a kippah. The incident was reported last week by a member of Prague’s Beit Simcha Reform Community, Petr Papousek, president of the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic, told JTA Tuesday. The Prague Public Transit Company, he said, “is taking the complaint very seriously, and is investigating the details of the incident in order to draw conclusions on the behavior of the employee in question,” Papousek said. He did not identify the complainant,...
  • Composer and conductor Karel Husa dies at 95

    12/16/2016 12:31:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Cornell Chronicle - Cornell University ^ | December 16, 2016 | Daniel Aloi
    Influential and internationally acclaimed composer and conductor Karel Jaroslav Husa, who taught at Cornell for 38 years and conducted major orchestras as well as campus ensembles, died Dec. 14 at his home in Apex, North Carolina. He was 95... Husa was born in Prague on Aug. 7, 1921... Husa became an American citizen in 1959... Husa won the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1969 for his String Quartet No. 3, and the 1993 Grawemeyer Award for his Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, and many other composition prizes over his career. His best known work is the four-movement “Music for Prague...
  • Iraqi intelligence agent denies he met 9/11 leader

    12/13/2003 8:39:33 PM PST · by witnesstothefall · 5 replies · 193+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | Sunday, Dec 14, 2003
    A former Iraqi intelligence officer who was said to have met with the suspected leader of the Sept. 11 attacks has told US interrogators the meeting never happened, according to US officials familiar with classified intelligence reports on the matter. Ahmad Khalil Ibrahim Samir al-Ani, the former intelligence officer, was taken into custody by the US in July. Under questioning he has said that he did not meet with Mohamed Atta in Prague in the Czech Republic, according to the officials, who have reviewed classified debriefing reports based on the interrogations. US officials caution that Ani may have been lying...
  • March 5 is the anniversary of Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain speech

    03/04/2016 6:59:11 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 7 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 03/04/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere, and all are subject in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and, in many cases, increasing measure of control from Moscow. ~ Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) (speech, Fulton Missouri, 5 March...
  • Pianist Ivan Moravec has died

    07/27/2015 12:14:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Gramophone ^ | July 27, 2015 | James Jolly
    Born November 9, 1930; died July 27, 2015 Born in Prague, Ivan Moravec enjoyed a loyal following among piano buffs thanks to his recordings and relatively rare concert appearances.
  • The Day the Late Sir Nicholas Winton Met Children He Saved from Nazi Death Camps

    07/04/2015 5:55:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 3, 2015 | ZOE ROMANOWSKY
    Sir Nicholas Winton - BBC Programme "That's Life" aired in 1988 (1:29 min) Sir Nicholas George Winton, MBE, who just died last week at the age of 106, was a British humanitarian who organized the rescue of 669 mostly Jewish Czechoslovakian children on the eve of the Second World War in an operation later known as the "Czech Kindertransport."  An article in Time paying tribute to Winton, a Jew by descent who had been raised as a Christian, was traveling in German-occupied Czechoslovakia and recognize that many children would die. He found homes for the children and arranged for trains to carry them from Nazi-occupied Prague to...
  • Nicholas Winton, Rescuer of 669 Children From Holocaust, Dies at 106

    07/03/2015 1:25:37 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 1, 2015 | By ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    Nicholas Winton, a Briton who said nothing for a half-century about his role in organizing the escape of 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II, a righteous deed like those of Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg, died on Wednesday in Maidenhead, England. He was 106. The Rotary Club of Maidenhead, of which Mr. Winton was a former president, announced his death on its website. He lived in Maidenhead, west of London. It was only after Mr. Winton’s wife found a scrapbook in the attic of their home in 1988 — a dusty record of...
  • 'British Schindler' Nicholas Winton who saved 669 children from Nazis dies

    07/01/2015 12:56:43 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 5 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 1st July 2015 | Tom Batchelor
    'A WAR hero dubbed the ‘British Schindler’ who saved hundreds of children from the Nazis during the Second World War has died aged 106. Nicholas Winton saved the lives of 669 Jewish children from the Holocaust by smuggling them out of Germany on trains on the eve of the war - saving them from almost certain death. His son-in-law Stephen Watson said he died peacefully in his sleep at Wexham Hospital in Slough. Sir Nicholas was a 29-year-old stock exchange clerk in 1938 when he began to fear that Jewish residents of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia would be sent to concentration camps....
  • Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children on the Kindertransport from Prague, dies at 106

    07/01/2015 8:45:00 AM PDT · by Borges · 5 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7/1/2015 | NAOMI KOPPEL
    Nicholas Winton, a humanitarian who almost single-handedly saved more than 650 Jewish children from the Holocaust, earning himself the label "Britain's Schindler," has died. He was 106. Son-in-law Stephen Watson said Winton died on Wednesday. The Rotary Club of Maidenhead, of which Winton was a former president, said his daughter Barbara and two grandchildren were at his side. Winton arranged trains to carry children from Nazi-occupied Prague to Britain, battling bureaucracy at both ends and saving them from almost certain death — and then kept quiet about his exploits for a half-century.
  • Sir Nicholas Winton dies aged 106 (the British Schindler)

    07/01/2015 9:10:04 AM PDT · by NRx · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07-01-2015 | Anita Singh
    Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of Jewish children from the Holocaust in 1939, has died aged 106, his family said. Winton earned himself the label "Britain's Schindler" for saving the lives of 669 children by sending them from Prague to London by train. His son-in-law Stephen Watson said Sir Nicholas died peacefully in his sleep at Wexham Hospital in Slough. Sir Nicholas rarely spoke of his achievements in the decades after the Second World War, believing his actions to be unremarkable. But he kept a scrapbook with details and photographs of the children he saved.
  • Anti-Islamization Rallies in Germany is Spilling Over to Prague

    01/31/2015 8:29:05 PM PST · by magna carta · 18 replies ^ | January 31,2015 | Walid Shoebat
    While anti-Islamic supremacy have erupted in Germany, it looks like it is spilling over to Prague where thousands gathered in the central square of Prague and protested against Islamization and Muslim immigration in the Czech Republic today. This amidst continual persecution of Christians who speak out. One pastor, Olaf Latzel, in Germany is being charged of sedition for simply saying that Muslims and Christians do not worship the same God. The story is gaining momentum which has not been reported in English speaking media, yet, while the German media slander and ridicule him. PEGIDA as well is being accused of...
  • Hundreds Rally In Prague Against Islam

    01/17/2015 7:10:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    About 500 protesters gathered at an anti-Islam demonstration in Prague on January 16. The demonstrators carried signs and banners with slogans like “Europe, wake up!” “Islam is evil,” and “Moderate Islam does not exist.” The organizers of the rally were from a group that calls itself “We Do Not Want Islam In The Czech Republic.” About 20 people attended a counterdemonstration against racism and xenophobia that was held nearby.
  • Obama Has Sentenced Whistleblowers to 10x the Jail Time of All Prior U.S. Presidents Combined

    10/18/2014 7:03:18 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 19 replies
    Ben Swann ^ | Oct 15, 2014 | Rachel Blevins
    James Risen, an Investigative Journalist, and veteran New York Times Reporter, is now another name on the list of Journalists being prosecuted by the Obama Administration. Risen, whose reporting on warrantless wiretapping was published in 2006, is now facing jail time for the same material that earned him a Pulitzer Prize. According to Democracy Now, Risen’s original story was supposed to be published in the New York Times prior to the Presidential election in 2004. However, the report was not published until 2006, because Risen was under “government pressure,” due to the fact that his article could have had an...
  • Saddam, the ATM of Al Qaeda

    11/12/2004 11:09:57 AM PST · by Peach · 50 replies · 4,315+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2004 | Christopher S. Carson
    Saddam, the ATM of Al Qaeda By Christopher S. Carson | November 15, 2004 The Report of the 9/11 Commission has been digested, and the news media outlets have seized upon it as confirmation of their view that al Qaeda is a kind of purely stateless entity that never had "operational links" with rogue states like Iraq. Somehow, goes the thrust of the Report, Osama bin Laden was for years able to finance, train and supply an international terrorist corporation that had ongoing jihad operations in fifty countries - by himself, on no more than a $30 million personal...
  • Who Really Discovered America?

    07/14/2002 2:08:47 PM PDT · by blam · 182 replies · 18,652+ views
    Who Really Discovered America? Did ancient Hebrews reach the shores of the North and South American continents thousands of years before Christopher Columbus? What evidence is there for Hebrew and Israelite occupation of the Western Hemisphere even a thousand years before Christ? Was trans-Atlantic commerce and travel fairly routine in the days of king Solomon of Israel? Read here the intriguing, fascinating saga of the TRUE DISCOVERERS OF AMERICA! William F. Dankenbring A stone in a dry creek bed in New Mexico, discovered by early settlers in the region, is one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries in the Western...
  • The Infant of Prague [Catholic Caucus]

    07/24/2014 7:04:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies ^ | July 24, 2014 | Fr. William Saunders
    The Infant of Prague Fr. William Saunders Q: My grandmother has always had a statue of Jesus as a child dressed up like a little king with a crown. She even has different outfits for him which are very elaborate. Can you tell me anything about this?From the description given in the question, the statue is one of the Infant of Prague. Devotion to the Holy Child Jesus is a long-standing tradition in our Catholic spirituality. The early Church Fathers, like St. Athanasius and St. Jerome, had a special devotion to the Holy Child Jesus. Some of the later great...
  • Czech Police: Explosion Which Killed PA Ambassador 'An Accident'

    07/04/2014 7:26:12 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4 July 2014 | Nissan Tzur
    Police end investigation into Jamal al-Jamal's death in a mysterious explosion, say blast the result of explosives 'hidden in a book'. Czech Police have announced their decision to shelve the investigation into the blast that killed the Palestinian Authority ambassador to the Czech Republic, Jamal al-Jamal, after the investigators concluded that no crime or deliberated assassination was committed. The decision to call off the investigation was made in a joint statement issued by the Czech Police Spokeswoman, Andrea Zoulova, and the state attorney Jindra Janacova. According to the statement, the explosion in the Palestinian embassy at the beginning of January...
  • Czech Officials Want PA Embassy Moved Following Blast

    01/04/2014 7:30:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/14 | Elad Benari
    The Prague district hosting the embassy of the Palestinian Authority wants it moved after the ambassador was killed in a mysterious explosion this past week, local officials told AFP on Friday. "We asked the Czech foreign ministry for the embassy to be moved out of our district," Petr Hejl, senior councilor of Prague's Suchdol district, said. "The district feels betrayed by the behavior of diplomats who kept weapons and explosives at the embassy, violating Czech and international law," he told the news agency. Police said they found unregistered weapons at the PA’s diplomatic mission, but would not elaborate on the...
  • ‘No explosive device on safe that killed Palestine envoy’

    01/03/2014 2:20:48 PM PST · by robowombat · 21 replies
    Arab News ^ | Published — Friday 3 January 2014
    ‘No explosive device on safe that killed Palestine envoy’  Published — Friday 3 January 2014 Last update 3 January 2014 1:06 am PRAGUE: A safe that exploded at the Palestinian residence in Prague, killing the ambassador, was used almost daily for storing cash, and embassy staff were not aware of any explosive safety device in it, the embassy spokesman said on Thursday. Czech police on Wednesday ruled out what they called a “terrorist attack” and said the likely cause was that a safety device that was part of the safe blew up and fatally wounded Ambassador Jamal Al-Jamal. However,...
  • PA Diplomat in Prague Had Secret Arms Cache

    01/02/2014 9:17:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    inn ^ | 1/2/14 | Ari Yashar
    An illegal arms cache was found Thursday in the home of the Palestinian Authority (PA) ambassador to Prague, Jamal al-Jamal, who was killed there in an explosion the day before. Initially the PA claimed his death was a "work accident," that occurred when he opened an old safe that had been untouched for 20 years. Apparently the safe was moved from an older embassy building to Al-Jamal's new apartment in the recently built PA embassy complex. However, the PA later backtracked on its story, as a spokesman stated that the safe "was used on a daily basis at the embassy...
  • Palestinian Authority Ambassador to Prague Killed in Explosion

    01/01/2014 10:56:21 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/1/14 | Ari Soffer
    The Palestinian Authority's ambassador to the Czech Republic has died of wounds sustained in an explosion which rocked his house in the capital Prague. Jamal al-Jamal was rushed to hospital in a serious condition following the explosion, which apparently occurred as he was opening a safe or container of some kind. Contrary to initial reports that his family were unharmed despite being in the building at the time, it has been confirmed that al-Jamal's wife was also hurt in the blast. A spokeswoman for Prague Emergency Services told CNN that the 57 year-old ambassador has been taken to Prague military...
  • Blast kills Palestinian diplomat in Prague

    01/01/2014 9:27:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/1/14 | BBC
    A Palestinian diplomat has been killed by an explosion at his home in the Czech capital Prague. Jamal al-Jamal, the head of the Palestinian mission, had been taken to hospital after the explosion but died of his injuries some four hours later. Palestinian officials said the blast happened when Mr Jamal was moving a safe. Czech police say there is no evidence that it was a planned attack. ... Mr Jamal had only recently moved into the property. Palestinian officials have been quoted as saying the blast took place when Mr Jamal attempted to move a safe from an old...
  • Palestinian diplomat killed in blast at Prague residence

    01/01/2014 9:21:04 AM PST · by csvset · 21 replies
    France24 ^ | 1 January 2014 | AFP
    The Palestinian ambassador to Prague, Jamal al-Jamal, was killed in an explosion at his residence on Wednesday in an incident which Czech authorities believe was likely an accident. The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said ambassador Jamal was trying to open a safe that had been recently moved to his new home when the blast occurred. A Czech government source told the Reuters news agency that the explosion was probably caused by a faulty security device on the unit. It was unclear what that was. Some safes can be fitted with mechanisms designed to destroy secret documents in the event of the...
  • Explosion shakes central Prague, as many as 40 injured

    04/29/2013 5:12:05 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:21am EDT | Reuters
    An explosion in central Prague on Monday, probably caused by gas, injured as many as 40 people, officials said, and neighboring buildings - including the National Theatre - had to be evacuated. The explosion, in a building facing the Vltava river just a few dozen meters (yards) from the 19th-century theatre, was heard as far away as Prague Castle about a mile away. A police spokesman said the blast was probably caused by gas and that there had been about 15 people in the building, which included an office of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and an art gallery.
  • Europe spurns the beloved Obama

    03/30/2009 6:41:27 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 70 replies · 3,445+ views
    Financial Times ^ | March 30 2009 | Gideon Rachman
    Europeans have long worshipped Barack Obama from afar. Now the beloved one is paying his first visit as US president to the old continent. Yet there is every indication that Europe’s leaders are about to stiff him. Mr Obama is on a rapid-fire tour that will take him from the Group of 20 meeting in London to a Nato summit in Strasbourg, then on to a US-European Union meeting in Prague and, finally, a state visit in Turkey. But he will be lucky to return from Europe with much more than commemorative photos and some presents for the kids. (“I...

    02/15/2005 8:40:00 PM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 721+ views
    Various ^ | Aug 11 2004 | Elliott A Green
    The most striking proof that the Arab anti-Israel cause is a common meeting ground for both Nazis and Communists --and that the Arabs welcomed supporters of both ilks-- lies in the friendship of Carlos, the notorious master terrorist who served the PLO, with Fran*ois Genoud, an old Nazi, one of the leading Nazis in pre-War Switzerland, later a financier who provided funds for Habash's faction of the PLO. "Carlos" (his nom de guerre) was what is called a "red diaper baby." His fabulously rich father, a Venezuelan lawyer and owner of estates, gave "Carlos" the name Ilich, Lenin's patronymic, as...
  • Defenestration - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    07/25/2012 11:03:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 7, 2012 | MerriamWebsterOnline
    The fascinating story behind many people's favorite word.
  • After a last count, (CT) death penalty (repeal) vote likely Wednesday

    04/03/2012 12:39:09 PM PDT · by matt04 · 19 replies
    With Gov. Dannel P. Malloy pledging to sign the bill into law, the state Senate is preparing for a vote as soon as Wednesday on a measure to repeal the death penalty for future crimes. Leaders of the Senate Democratic majority intend Tuesday to canvass their 22 members for a final time, with the expectation of getting a commitment from at least 18 senators, the bare minimum necessary for passage. "We'll make a final decision tomorrow," Senate President Pro Tem Donald E. Williams Jr., D-Brooklyn, said Monday night. "Do we want to move forward one way or the other? Yes."...
  • Ex-communist nations expose Obama 'fraud'

    03/30/2012 4:07:50 AM PDT · by iontheball · 25 replies
    WND ^ | March 29, 2012 | Chelsea Schilling
    First, it was the Russian news website Pravda. Then, it was The Voice of Russia – successor of Radio Moscow, the official station of the Soviet Union. And now it’s the Czech Republic’s Neviditelný pes (The Invisible Dog), a popular news website from Prague, that’s sounding the alarm.
  • Czechs consider banning Communist Party

    07/29/2011 9:33:37 AM PDT · by yoe · 48 replies
    AP ^ | July 29, 2011 | KAREL JANICEK
    PRAGUE (AP) -- They're the Czech Republic's fourth-largest political party, but the hardline Communists could soon be outlawed if the center-right government has its way. It's more than two decades since communism collapsed here, but the survivors and ideological heirs to the party that ruled from 1948 until the "Velvet Revolution" of 1989 are under increasing political pressure. Petr Necas' government has taken the first step toward a possible ban by asking the Interior Ministry to work on a legal complaint to make it happen. A study commissioned by a Senate committee compiled numerous complaints from lawmakers about their conduct....
  • Our Lady of the Butterflies

    07/15/2011 6:38:16 PM PDT · by MDJohnPaul · 199 replies
    The Narthex ^ | 7/14/2011 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    African artists make images of the Blessed Virgin Mary out of butterfly wings!
  • A Former Opponent of the Death Penalty Now Favors Hanging - by the Penis

    05/18/2011 9:17:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    New Haven Advocate ^ | May 17, 2011 | Win Vitkowsky
    It looks like the death penalty will remain an option in the Cheshire home invasion trial, as key lawmakers who supported abolition last year say they will cross over to the other side. Dr. William Hawke-Petit, the sole survivor of a highly publicized 2007 home invasion in which his wife and daughters were followed home, raped and murdered, has led a lobbying effort against abolishing the death penalty in Connecticut. State Sen. Edith Prague, who voted in favor of abolition last year, said she will switch sides this year. She made a strong statement to watchdog website CT News Junkie....
  • Musings from Prague, Why I love being Catholic - Vanity {Catholic/Orthodox Caucus}

    04/26/2011 1:17:14 AM PDT · by Cronos · 19 replies ^ | 26-04-2011 | Cronos
    Hello all! Wesołych świąt Wielkanocnych! Happy Easter! Šťastné Velikonoce! Joyeuses Pâques This Easter my wife and I spent Easter in Prague. Normally Poles like my wife spend Easter and Boże Narodzenia (Christmas) with family, but we had a company training in Prague until Maundy Thursday/Wielki Czwartek so decided to spend Easter in Prague. This is a gorgeous city, filled with more beautiful buildings than any other. Paris does not compare, Rome has more history, but less variegated, beautiful buildings and Florence's buildings are beautiful but far less.However, for a Christian this can be a sad place -- and it was...
  • Ex-CIA officer charged with giving reporter secrets

    01/06/2011 3:57:16 PM PST · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    A former CIA officer was arrested on Thursday on charges of illegally disclosing national defense information about Iran to a New York Times reporter who wrote a book. The U.S. Justice Department said Jeffrey Sterling, 43, was charged with six counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and one count of unlawfully keeping national defense information, mail fraud, unauthorized conveyance of government property and obstructing justice.
  • Prague is hell no more [Czech capital is not perfect, but it’s heaven compared to days of Communism]

    07/31/2010 3:57:37 AM PDT · by Clive · 15 replies · 5+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2010-07-31 | Michael Coren
    PRAGUE — I had just left university when I first visited Communist Europe — crossing the wall into East Berlin and immediately being smothered by that choking cloud of oppression that hovered over Marxist states like some clinging miasma. We’re told today that under Communism there was no unemployment, no homelessness and complete equality. It’s true that everybody did work, often in soul-destroying and dangerous jobs. True that everybody had a place to live, usually in an over-crowded apartment without privacy or dignity. As for equality, this is absurd. The elites may have changed under Marxism, but they were still...
  • Quebec Police Crack Down on Alleged Fraud Ring

    05/28/2010 12:39:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 338+ views ^ | Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 | 10:46 am | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Quebec provincial police have arrested four people in connection with an alleged fraud ring that appears to have international ties. Officers with la Sûreté du Québec carried out a handful of search warrants in and around Montreal Wednesday morning. Police said they have seized almost $50 million in assets. While no biker gang members were among those arrested, police alleged the fraud ring is tied to the Hells Angels." SNIPPET: "Police say Wednesday's arrests are also tied to a money-laundering plan. However, in this case, police allege the money being laundered was subsequently lent to companies and individuals based...
  • Prague Surrender

    04/08/2010 4:48:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,063+ views ^ | April 8, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Arms Deal: President Obama signs away U.S. nuclear security and gives the Russians a veto over whether we can defend ourselves. Our nuclear umbrella is in tatters as another piece of paper proclaims peace in our time. Completing a process of disarmament and appeasement that manifested itself in the dismantling and defunding of U.S. military power that began with his inauguration, President Obama signed a new strategic arms limitation treaty with a grinning and very happy Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday in the Czech capital. How fitting this document was signed in Prague, which isn't far from Munich where...
  • The trouble with 'no-nukes-palooza'

    04/08/2010 3:32:39 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 263+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 8, 2010 | Peter Brookes
    On Tuesday, the Obama admin istration released its new nu clear strategy; today, the prez will ink a new nuke treaty with the Russians in Prague. Next week, he'll host an all-world atomic affair in Washington. It's a veritable "no-nukes-palooza." Problem is, not all nuclear cutbacks are wise. Next week's DC summit makes sense: It's focused on securing nuclear materials -- making it harder, for example, for terrorists to acquire an A-bomb. But the other two "events" raise serious concerns. The new nuclear strategy aims to create a smaller nuclear force. But that force is already aging, and thus growing...
  • Statement by President Barack Obama on the Release of Nuclear Posture Review

    04/07/2010 12:28:32 AM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies · 554+ views ^ | April 6, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 06, 2010 Statement by President Barack Obama on the Release of Nuclear Posture Review One year ago yesterday in Prague, I outlined a comprehensive agenda to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and to pursue the peace and security of a world without them. I look forward to advancing this agenda in Prague this week when I sign the new START Treaty with President Medvedev, committing the United States and Russia to...
  • Traveling to Germany Dec. 26. Request Suggestions

    12/23/2009 5:53:54 PM PST · by paul in cape · 91 replies · 1,628+ views
    shameless vanity request | 12.23.09 | self
    My wife and I, and our two teenagers are off on a well-earned vacation to Mittersfeld (Black Forest/Bavaria) and Salsberg on Christmas Day thru New Years. I'd appreciate any feedback from my second family as to what to see (or don't bother to see), as well as some out of the way places to visit.
  • Biden Blasts Back: 'Who Cares' About Cheney?

    10/23/2009 11:40:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies · 1,033+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 23rd 2009
    Biden Blasts Back: 'Who Cares' About Cheney? Vice president calls his predecessor "absolutely wrong" on the question of whether the new administration was "dithering" in setting a fresh course for the war. The Washington Times Saturday, October 24, 2009 PRAGUE - Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. waved off recent attacks from Dick Cheney about President Obama's handling of Afghanistan with a "Who cares?" and called his predecessor "absolutely wrong" on the question of whether the new administration was "dithering" in setting a fresh course for the war. "I think that is absolutely wrong," the vice president said of...
  • Pontiff: Gospel Is Not an Ideology (Says Christians Are Obliged to Remind Europe of Roots)

    09/28/2009 9:47:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 593+ views
    zna ^ | September 27, 2009
    Pope Benedict XVI leads an ecumenic meeting in Prague September 27, 2009 PRAGUE, Czech Republic, SEPT. 27, 2009 ( The Gospel is not an ideology, but rather, illuminates the dignity of the human person generation after generation, says Benedict XVI.The Pope affirmed this today in an ecumenical meeting held in the context of his three-day apostolic journey to the Czech Republic. He returns to Rome on Monday.The Holy Father told the representatives of Christian religions that "as Europe listens to the story of Christianity, she hears her own.""Her notions of justice, freedom and social responsibility, together with the cultural and...
  • Papacy is unique in global influence, Vatican analyst says ahead of Czech trip

    09/25/2009 12:56:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 298+ views
    cna ^ | September 25, 2009
    Pope Benedict XVI Prague, Czech Republic, Sep 25, 2009 / 05:39 am (CNA).- Just days ahead of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the Czech Republic, Vatican analyst John Allen is saying in an essay for the Prague Post that the papacy’s social and political influence is one of the most unique and far-reaching in the world today. From the fall of communism to Western-Muslim relations to the AIDS crisis, he says, the Pope is a key international player.Describing the Catholic Church in “purely empirical, sociological terms,” Allen likens the Catholic Church to a “lone superpower” whose involvement is necessary...
  • The Pope and the Child Jesus in Prague [Infant of Prague]

    09/21/2009 10:53:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies · 940+ views ^ | September 22nd, 2009 | ACN-USA News
    The Pope and the Child Jesus in Prague September 22nd, 2009 by ACN-USA News Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming trip to the Czech Republic will include a special visit to the image of the Holy Child Jesus in Prague — one of the most venerated and visited religious images in the country – on September 26, 2009.The Prior of the Carmelite monastery of the Holy Infant of Prague, Father Petr Sleich, spoke last week to international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) about the Pope’s forthcoming visit to the Czech Republic. Its aim, he said, is to...
  • 1000 year old marks in tree found near Prague

    08/28/2009 11:50:37 AM PDT · by BGHater · 14 replies · 1,414+ views
    DiscoveryON ^ | 21 Aug 2009 | DO
    Czech archaeologists have uncovered a unique 1000-year-old mark engraved into an oak tree the remains of which were found near Celakovice in Prague, which is probably the oldest preserved sign of this kind in the world. According to a report from the Czech News Agency, the real meaning of the 10-cm star-shaped mark on the oak trunk is not certain. Experts say it may have marked the territory or serve some iconic purposes. This find is rare as so old engraved signs were not previously mapped and they are not systematically searched for either, archaeologist Jana Marikova of the Academy...
  • Citizens of Prague rally in support of Iranians

    06/28/2009 8:40:14 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 992+ views
  • Free boob jobs offered to nurses at Prague clinic

    05/25/2009 4:21:16 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 21 replies · 2,329+ views ^ | May 25, 2009
    AN understaffed Prague clinic has signed up nurses by offering boob jobs, liposuction and tummy tucks as a bonus. Nurses, doctors and secretaries who sign up with the small private clinic for three years can choose their free plastic surgery. "It has been a success," Jiri Schweitzer, a manager at the Iscare clinic, said, adding the establishment was now fully staffed and had to reject dozens of beauty-hunting job applicants. Petra Kalivodova, a 31-year-old nurse who has been working at the clinic for four years, has had a breast implants - the most popular choice among nurses - so she...
  • Hard Times Give New Life to Prague’s Golem

    05/12/2009 9:24:53 PM PDT · by BGHater · 7 replies · 554+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10 May 2009 | DAN BILEFSKY
    PRAGUE — They say the Golem, a Jewish giant with glowing eyes and supernatural powers, is lurking once again in the attic of the Old-New Synagogue here. The Golem, according to Czech legend, was fashioned from clay and brought to life by a rabbi to protect Prague’s 16th-century ghetto from persecution, and is said to be called forth in times of crisis. True to form, he is once again experiencing a revival and, in this commercial age, has spawned a one-monster industry. There are Golem hotels; Golem door-making companies; Golem clay figurines (made in China); a recent musical starring a...