Monday, May 28, 2012

Battle of the Bulge The United States Army
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In late 1944, in the wake of the allied forces' successful D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, it seemed as if the Second World War was all but over. But on December 16, with the onset of winter, the German army launched a counteroffensive that was intended to cut through the Allied forces in a mann...

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Mormons, Catholics, Baptists & Jews Come Together to Plot Defense Plan for ‘Religious Liberty’
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Conservative faith leaders of all stripes gathered on Thursday in Washington, D.C., to discuss the future of religious freedom in America. This event is the latest in a series of developments that were sparked by the Obama administration’s controversial contraceptive mandate. What started as a Catho...
• Beryl Gets Stronger During Approach
Tropical storm has winds approaching hurricane strength as it gets closer to coasts of Georgia and Florida.
Discovering Tanzania’s chimpanzees
Scientist Jane Goodall landed in Gombe Stream National Park in 1960 and spent years observing the resident chimpanzees. The park still draws numerous visitors each year.

My friend the assassin
Czechs are marking the 70th anniversary of the death of the Nazi Reinhard Heydrich. The BBC meets Alois Denemarek, one of the last people to see Heydrich's killer alive.

The mystique of the maestro
Once viewed as a glorified timekeeper, the conductor has become one of the most revered figures in classical music. Clemency Burton-Hill discusses the intriguing role with rising star Alexander Shelley.

Diabolical riches
Swords and sorcery game Diabolo 3 may seem to be yet another online roleplaying game but it has one big difference - you can actually make money from playing it.

One-minute World News
Watch the latest headlines from BBC World News.

UN condemns Syria over massacre
The UN Security Council condemns the use of heavy weapons by Syria's government during a massacre in which 108 people were killed and 300 injured.

Webber wins thrilling Monaco GP
Red Bull's Mark Webber wins the Monaco Grand Prix by half a second, making him the sixth driver in six races to win in 2012.

'An old man at just 22'
Sports-mad Ciaran Burns' basketball career was cut short old when he was diagnosed with degenerative arthritis - a condition usually associated with the elderly.

Discovering Tanzania’s chimpanzees
Scientist Jane Goodall landed in Gombe Stream National Park in 1960 and spent years observing the resident chimpanzees. The park still draws numerous visitors each year.

My friend the assassin
Czechs are marking the 70th anniversary of the death of the Nazi Reinhard Heydrich. The BBC meets Alois Denemarek, one of the last people to see Heydrich's killer alive.

The mystique of the maestro
Once viewed as a glorified timekeeper, the conductor has become one of the most revered figures in classical music. Clemency Burton-Hill discusses the intriguing role with rising star Alexander Shelley.

Diabolical riches
Swords and sorcery game Diabolo 3 may seem to be yet another online roleplaying game but it has one big difference - you can actually make money from playing it.

One-minute World News
Watch the latest headlines from BBC World News.

UN condemns Syria over massacre
The UN Security Council condemns the use of heavy weapons by Syria's government during a massacre in which 108 people were killed and 300 injured.

Webber wins thrilling Monaco GP
Red Bull's Mark Webber wins the Monaco Grand Prix by half a second, making him the sixth driver in six races to win in 2012.

'An old man at just 22'
Sports-mad Ciaran Burns' basketball career was cut short old when he was diagnosed with degenerative arthritis - a condition usually associated with the elderly.



Lagarde tax jibe angers Greeks
Political parties in Greece criticise IMF head Christine Lagarde for suggesting that Greeks were avoiding paying taxes.
Nepal PM announces new elections
Nepal's prime minister announces elections in six months after the country's political parties fail to agree a new constitution.
• German girl 'enslaved in Bosnia'
• Opposition in huge Georgia rally
• Corrupt Mubarak aide imprisoned
• Rebels to free French reporter
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UN condemns Syria over massacre
The UN Security Council condemns the use of heavy weapons by Syria's government during a massacre in which 108 people were killed and 300 injured.
Emanuela Orlandi desapareció en Roma cuando tenía 15 años en 1983 y un sacerdote estaría implicado en su desaparición. Piero, el hermano de la menor, le exige al Vaticano investigar el caso. ¿Qué opinas de esta historia? http://bit.ly/KUjMnA

Saturday, May 26, 2012

'Dozens die' in Syria town attack
At least 90 people, including many children, are killed in a town in Syria's restive province of Homs, opposition activists say, calling it a "massacre".
Finland gunman in deadly rampage
A teenager is arrested after two people are killed and several others wounded in an apparently random shooting in southern Finland.
Pope's butler charged over leaks
The Pope's butler has been charged over the suspected leaking of confidential documents, as it steps up an inquiry into media leaks.
· Kansas Gov Signs Bill
Banning Foreign Law

Muslim group promises appeal after Gov. Brownback signs bill seen by some to be an attack on Sharia Law

Friday, May 25, 2012

o Chinese officials, looking for an exit strategy, are moving their family abroad and often taking assets with them. Once there, they are beyond the clutches of the Communist Party in case anything, such as a corruption investigation, should befall the official, who is left at home alone "naked" http://econ.st/LIWcio
Hedging their bets
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THE phrase “naked official”, or luo guan, was coined in 2008 by a bureaucrat and blogger in Anhui province, Zhou Peng’an, to describe officials who have moved their family abroad, often taking assets with them.
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Short of a dramatic last-minute change in the numbers or the invalidation of votes, Egypt's next president will either be a man who once called Hosni Mubarak his "spiritual father" or one who was repeatedly imprisoned under his regimes http://econ.st/LNBpKz
Fears of a full-scale bank run in Greece have not yet materialised. But the possibility of a deposit run in Europe's peripheral states is still very much alive. It is also the thing that policymakers are least prepared for http://econ.st/Jy84hR

A run they cannot stop
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It’s been a week since shares in Bankia plummeted on reports, later denied, that customers were pulling deposits out of the Spanish lender.
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Lino Liao if you panic, panic first: there will be no money left for those who panic too late


Greece B+ Hub No actually the panic....creates problems that were not even there before... So we need to stay calm & work our way out of the mess




A new site called Feecation might offer the "best travel deal" ever. It's a subscription service whose users pay $15 a month in return for reimbursement of certain travel-related fees such as luggage, upgrades, rental-car and Wi-Fi fees. If you travel a lot and are prepared to spend a bit of time sorting out your receipts, then this could be a useful tool http://econ.st/Jy5CIe

Possibly the best travel deal he's ever seen
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DAVID ROWELL, who writes a rather nice blog called the Travel Insider, was praising a new site to the heavens yesterday.
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Daria Lebedeva i have never seen a hotel room that charges just 10 dollars for wifi


The Economist
8 hours ago via The Economist

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Chile has never been an easy place for homosexuals. But attitudes seem to be changing fast. The recent murder of a young gay man in Chile's capital, Santiago, has led to the hasty approval of an anti-discrimination law following public outrage http://econ.st/LIZsdn

An atrocity prompts change
econ.st
ON March 3rd a young gay man, Daniel Zamudio, was beaten to a pulp in a park in Chile’s capital, Santiago. His assailants carved swastikas on his body. He died in hospital three weeks later.


Ashish Sachdeva Homophobic paranoids conference going on here!


John Warren There are many examples of homosexuality in animals if god created all pf nature he created homosexuals as well quit being so ignorant. as for you Amanda the same people who ahve been hateful towards gays would also like to see women be men's slaves so be careful who you side with


o Daily chart: Outside China, people tend to assume that the country's impressive economic growth is due to exports. As the chart below, drawn from our special report on China's economy, shows, this notion has always been exaggerated and is now plain false http://econ.st/JyEsRB

China in your hand
econ.st
A BRIEF guide to why China grows so fast.
o A new site called Feecation might offer the "best travel deal" ever. It's a subscription service whose users pay $15 a month in return for reimbursement of certain travel-related fees such as luggage, upgrades, rental-car and Wi-Fi fees. If you travel a lot and are prepared to spend a bit of time sorting out your receipts, then this could be a useful tool http://econ.st/Jy5CIe

Possibly the best travel deal he's ever seen
econ.st
DAVID ROWELL, who writes a rather nice blog called the Travel Insider, was praising a new site to the heavens yesterday.
o Chile has never been an easy place for homosexuals. But attitudes seem to be changing fast. The recent murder of a young gay man in Chile's capital, Santiago, has led to the hasty approval of an anti-discrimination law following public outrage http://econ.st/LIZsdn

An atrocity prompts change
econ.st
ON March 3rd a young gay man, Daniel Zamudio, was beaten to a pulp in a park in Chile’s capital, Santiago. His assailants carved swastikas on his body. He died in hospital three weeks later.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

CBS News
There are more foreign spies on U.S. soil now than at the peak of the Cold War, according to Hank Crumpton, former head of the CIA's National Resources Division, a highly sensitive operation charged with collecting foreign intelligence here in the U.S. Crumpton also led the covert response to 9/11 in Afghanistan, where the CIA helped topple the Taliban. Lara Logan interviews Crumpton about his 24 years as a legendary spy for 60 Minutes



Hank Crumpton: Life as a spy CBS News
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‎60 Minutes on CBS News: Hank Crumpton: Life as a spy - Former CIA officer Hank Crumpton takes 60 Minutes on a tour through the shadowy world of the Clandestine Service and explains how the CIA toppled the Taliban after 9/11.



Wild Elephants gather inexplicably, mourn death of “Elephant Whisperer” | Delight Makers
delightmakers.com
Author and legendary conservationist Lawrence Anthony died March 7. His family tells of a solemn procession on March 10 that defies human explanation.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

No te pierdas esta noche por CNN en Español el primer debate presidencial de México entre los candidatos Gabriel Quadri, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Josefina Vázquez Mota y Enrique Peña Nieto

Hollande
• Fahd al-Quso, a top Al Qaeda leader on FBI's most wanted list for his role in the USS Cole bombing in 2000, shown left, has been killed in an airstrike, Yemen's officials and Washington embassy say.

• Fahd al-Quso, a top Al Qaeda leader on FBI's most wanted list for his role in the USS Cole bombing in 2000, shown left, has been killed in an airstrike, Yemen's officials and Washington embassy say.
Fahd al-Quso, a top Al Qaeda leader on FBI's most wanted list for his role in the USS Cole bombing in 2000, shown left, has been killed in an airstrike, Yemen's officials and Washington embassy say. Netanyahu calls for Israeli poll
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he wants an early general election to take place in four months' time.
• Greek coalition 'slumps in poll'
• Partial results in the Greek parliamentary election suggest the two main parties, which back tough austerity measures, have suffered serious losses.
Moral Relativity is no Excuse for Unethical Bad Behavior
www.intellectualconservative.com
The first course I ever took in college was Cultural Anthropology. I remember the professor saying, “Head hunters feel justified in decapitating neighboring tribes’ heads. It is all relative. Yet they would consider stealing from a neighbor unacceptable.”

No te pierdas esta noche por CNN en Español el primer debate presidencial de México entre los candidatos Gabriel Quadri, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Josefina Vázquez Mota y Enrique Peña Nieto

Yemen: Airstrike Kills Al Qaeda Leader
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• Fahd al Quso, a top Al Qaeda leader on FBI's most wanted list for his role in the USS Cole bombing in 2000, shown left, has been killed in an airstrike, Yemen's officials and Washington embassy say.


Hollande 'wins French presidency'
www.bbc.co.uk
Socialist Francois Hollande has been elected as France's new president, early estimates say, in a vote that has wide implications for the eurozone.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Washington Post
‎"In the end, Newt Gingrich turned himself into the one thing he had been trying to avoid by leaving the GOP presidential primary race ahead of the Tampa convention: a punchline." http://wapo.st/IE55Zk

Newt Gingrich brings campaign to a close, with swipes at Obama, jokes at his own expense
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The former House speaker formally exited the GOP race at the Arlington Hilton, with swipes at the president and jokes at his own expense.
• Major GOP donor arrested in $100 million veteran charity scam | The Raw Story
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The U.S. Marshal Service announced Tuesday that it had captured one of America’s Most Wanted fugitives who is accused of creating a fake charity for Navy veterans that funneled some of the $100 million collected to Republican candidates.
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U.S. official: Escaped Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng at medical facility in Beijing, will be reunited with family http://on.cnn.com/Il4c1W


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Former pranksters urge Georgetown officials to "embrace the tradition" http://wapo.st/JSHNOP


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British spy found dead in bag was poisoned or suffocated, coroner rules. http://on.cnn.com/ISVbO4


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At least 11 are dead in #Egypt after armed men attacked protesters. Follow @LondonoE & @IngyHassieb for updates: http://bit.ly/JTg3cG


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@missemjtaylor indeed Spanish unemployment hits a new record high of 5.64 million

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1 in 4 Spaniards out of work. That's a frightening statistic for recovery! Telegraph http://tgr.ph/Ix4ORI #HRNews #HR #employment


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Romney's campaign never released a public statement of support for Grenell: http://bit.ly/Kt5DMu via @JRubinBlogger


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