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Old Dec 13th, 2015, 09:11 PM   #41
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Great news....

French far-right fails to win a single region in elections
France's far-right National Front (FN) failed to win a single region in elections Sunday despite record results in the first round, as voters flocked to traditional parties to keep them out of power.

With presidential elections due in 2017, the anti-immigration FN had hoped the regional polls would act as a springboard for leader Marine Le Pen.

But she was trounced by the right-wing opposition in the northern Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie region after the ruling Socialists pulled out of the race before the second round.

Her 26-year-old niece Marion Marechal-Le Pen was also clearly defeated by the right-wing grouping in the southern region that includes the glitzy resorts of the Cote d'Azur, despite dominating the first round last week.

The FN had topped the vote in six of 13 regions on December 6, propelled by anger over the struggling economy and fears created by last month's jihadist attacks in Paris that left 130 dead.

But exactly a month on from those attacks, voters turned out in force -- some 58 percent took part -- and once again trounced the FN when it came down to the wire.
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Old Dec 13th, 2015, 09:53 PM   #42
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Good to see the Socialists on the run!
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Old Dec 14th, 2015, 01:33 PM   #43
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So, ya walk into an Australian bank with a motorcycle helmet on & you get asked to leave.
Ya walk into the same bank in a dog suit, you get asked to leave.
Ya walk into the same bank in a full Islamic burqua & nobody says anything...

Anti-Islam group member ‘tests bank security’ in bizarre social experiment

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Dennis Huts asserts that burqas should not be allowed to be worn inside Australian banks for the safety of other customers and believes the experiment proves ‘politically correct allowance’.
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Old Dec 16th, 2015, 05:58 PM   #44
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Great news!!!

Putin signs law allowing Russia to overturn rulings of international rights courts

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President Vladimir Putin has signed a law allowing Russia's Constitutional Court to decide whether or not to implement rulings of international human rights courts.

The law, published on Tuesday on the government website, enables the Russian court to overturn decisions of the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) if it deems them unconstitutional.
Wonder if that includes the UN, too...
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Old Dec 16th, 2015, 05:59 PM   #45
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Wonder if that includes the UN, too...
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Old Dec 16th, 2015, 06:02 PM   #46
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Multiculturalism is a sham, says Angela Merkel

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"Multiculturalism leads to parallel societies and therefore remains a ‘life lie,’ ” or a sham, she said, before adding that Germany may be reaching its limits in terms of accepting more refugees. "The challenge is immense," she said. "We want and we will reduce the number of refugees noticeably."
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"Of course the tendency had been to say, 'Let's adopt the multicultural concept and live happily side by side, and be happy to be living with each other.' But this concept has failed, and failed utterly,"
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Old Dec 16th, 2015, 06:06 PM   #47
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What a remarkable chain of events.

Saudi millionaire cleared of raping teenager after telling court he may have accidentally penetrated 18-year-old when he tripped and fell on her

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A Saudi millionaire has been cleared of raping a teenager after claiming he might have accidentally penetrated the 18-year-old when he tripped and fell.

Property developer Ehsan Abdulaziz, 46, was accused of forcing himself on the young woman as she slept off a night of drinking on the sofa in his plush flat in Maida Vale, west London.

He had already had sex with her 24-year-old friend and said he might have fallen on top of the teenager while his penis was poking out the top of his underwear.
Unbelievable...
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Old Dec 19th, 2015, 02:04 PM   #48
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Why Syria Can’t Be Fixed

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The reason that ISIS exists is the same reason that Syria can’t be fixed. ISIS didn’t get so big because Muslims are angry about our foreign policy. It got huge because Sunni Muslims hate Shiite Muslims.
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Old Dec 29th, 2015, 04:07 PM   #49
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A more accurate take on this...

The rise of Front National: the French are fed up

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In the first round last Sunday, Marine Le Pen’s FN won 28.5 per cent of the national vote, but it had highs of 40.3 per cent, 35 per cent and 41 per cent in the north, north-east and south-east regions. President Francois Hollande’s Socialist Party was devastated in these regions, averaging around 17 per cent.

Since the first round, there has been panic. Le Monde called it an ‘earthquake’ and Le Figaro said that the Socialists were hysterical. Prime minister Manuel Valls ordered three Socialist candidates to stand down; Jean-Pierre Masseret, president of the Lorraine region, refused. The Economist’s front cover accused FN of ‘Playing with fear’. And, on Friday, Valls, dubbed ‘le petit Sarko’, upped the fear stakes himself by saying FN could lead the country to ‘civil war’.
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People are not impressed with Hollande’s ‘muppet’ posturing and Valls’s aggressive slogans. In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, people see a state of emergency, troops on the streets and the closing of borders. But what is the alternative? An ex-president (in the shape of Nicolas Sarkozy) trying to make a comeback? For many, a vote for FN is a vote against a political elite and a bureaucratised Europe that persistently seem to ignore the real concerns of real people. It is a vote of ‘ras le bol’: we are fed up.
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How can you tell when a socialist is hysterical? It seems to be a natural state for them.
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