Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/27/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/27/2011Just before Christmas the European Central Bank flooded European banks with €500 billion of extra money, hoping to boost liquidity and jump-start lending. But the banks did not react as hoped, and instead redeposited much of the money at the… European Central Bank. Even though the ECB offers very low interest rates, it is considered a safe haven for funds — safer than fellow European banks, which otherwise might be the recipients of new loans.

In other news, the Dutch cartoonist Gregorius Nekschot — who has been featured in this space many times in the past — has decided to call it quits. The Dutch state’s ham-handed repression has made his career less and less tenable, and he has decided to stop drawing his distinctive cartoons.

Meanwhile, in Egypt, the popular Salafist party Al-Nour says that it will solve the problem of the idolatrous Pyramids by covering them in wax.

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babs said...

Khalazai, 18, of Albert Street, Whitstable, pleaded guilty to rape and was ordered to be locked up in a secure hospital indefinitely.

He had escaped from his native Afghanistan and arrived in the UK in 2006 in the back of a lorry.

Why isn't this person being deported? The UK is going to spend taxpayer's money to put him in a hospital? Something is very wrong here.

Anonymous said...

I used to live in Bet Shemesh and the story is very misleading. There is a neighborhood called Bet Shemesh Bet where a group of Toldos Aharon Hasidim who were thrown out of other Charedi communities live and they are a serious problem. But this is not new. There were multiple confrontations and riots between the Charedim and other town residents long before the current troubles.