Good, Bad, and Ugly

Rabbi’s remarks…

August 30, 2010

Abbas, Palestinians should die: Israeli rabbi

rabbi 280JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An influential Israeli rabbi has said God should strike the Palestinians and their leader with a plague, calling for their death in a fiery sermon before Middle East peace talks set to begin next week.

Backing the mosque?

August 17, 2010

Obama backs controversial New York mosque project USA-NEWYORK/MOSQUEWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday backed construction of a proposed mosque and Muslim cultural center near the site of the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York — a project opposed by conservatives and many New Yorkers.

“As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country,” Obama said to applause at an event attended by diplomats from Islamic countries and members of the U.S. Muslim community.

The party is Labor

July 19, 2010

Australia government holds poll lead as campaign gears up

AUSTRALIA-ELECTION/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is on course for a narrow win in an August 21 election, an opinion poll showed on Sunday, as the economy, border protection and population swiftly emerged as key campaign issues.

World domination?

July 14, 2010
U.S. and Russia to swap spies after 10 plead guilty

gbu swap 280Such swaps are not unprecedented but were more a fixture of the Cold War, when the United States and the former Soviet Union were sworn enemies competing for world domination.

Generalization?

June 24, 2010

Germany regrets McChrystal Afghanistan departure

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// AFGHANISTAN/MCCHRYSTALDJIBOUTI June 23 (Reuters) – German Defence Minister Karl-Theo zu Guttenberg said on Wednesday he regretted the departure of U.S. General Stanley McChrystal as the top commander in Afghanistan.

No wedding coverage

June 20, 2010

News groups pull coverage of Swedish royal wedding

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Three news organizations pulled coverage of the wedding of Sweden’s heir to the throne on Saturday, protesting restrictions set by a Swedish state broadcaster.

Cropped photos

June 7, 2010

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Shame on you for editing (cropping) photos depicting wounded Israeli soldiers in a way that hides the cold weapons (knives and metal clubs) in the hands of the “peaceful” voyagers.

The wrong sex…

May 6, 2010

Buffett worried on inflation, Greek ‘high drama’

gbu lagarde 240French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde earlier Saturday said he was expecting an aid package of around 100-120 billion euros ($133-$160 billion), and had “good hopes” an agreement could be reached by the end of this weekend.

Altered image?

March 16, 2010

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Israeli border police scuffle with a Palestinian man trying to enter al-Aqsa mosque for Friday prayers in Jerusalem’s Old City March 12, 2010. Israeli forces sealed off the West Bank and massed riot squads around Jerusalem’s Old City and Arab neighbourhoods during Muslim weekly prayers on Friday, facing down Palestinian anger over Jewish settlement expansion.  REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Misspelling KGB?

March 8, 2010

Liberals rap Kremlin as Stalin is worshipped RUSSIA/ Since former KBG officer Vladimir Putin came to power a decade ago, Russia’s beleaguered liberals have accused the Kremlin of helping to burnish Stalin’s image in order to justify its own increasingly tight political control.