Friday, December 09, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/9/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/9/2011The Virginia Tech shooter has been identified as Ross Truett Ashley, a student at Radford. For mysterious reasons he stole a car, drove up to Tech, killed a cop, and then committed suicide when a deputy spotted him.

Meanwhile, a newspaper editorialist in Pakistan says that a nuclear war with India over water rights in Kashmir is “inevitable”.

In other news, the heavy metal band Metallica has decided to accelerate its schedule and do its European tour early, in an attempt to beat the meltdown of the euro. In related news, the Greek government has failed to meet its goal of cutting 30,000 state jobs as part of the Troika-mandated austerity plan. It only managed to eliminate 5,000.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Nobel Peace Prize

One of Alfred Nobel's relatives now raises his voice against the committee's choices the latest decades claiming they are going against Afred Nobel's will.

Michael Nobel, a great grandchild of one of Alfred Nobel's two brothers, says there is a risk that Norway will lose this prestigeous prize in the future.

Anonymous said...

Michael Nobel on the Nobel Peace prize committee

http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/artikkel.php?artid=10040628

Graham Dawson (Archonix) said...

I don't know why they insist on referring to the actions of the EU as "federalism" when they're always the exact opposite. The EU is attempting to become a unitary state, not a federation.