Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/18/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/18/2011A backpack containing a bomb was discovered yesterday on a bench along the route of the Martin Luther King Jr. march in Spokane, Washington. The bomb was set to go off by remote control, and contained shrapnel. The authorities were able to disarm the bomb using a robot, and no one was injured.

Meanwhile, in Washington D.C., Chinese Premier Hu Jintao has caused controversy in advance of his visit to the United States by suggesting that the yuan would be a better reserve currency for the world than the dollar.

In other news, a woman in West London was told by her cousin to wear the hijab, or he would kill her.

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Thanks to Barry Rubin, C. Cantoni, Caroline Glick, DF, Insubria, JD, JP, Steen, TV, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Nilk said...

Whatever happened to electric fences? People would certainly be less inclined to climb them.

Cyrus said...

Or even just razor wire at the top? How about manned guard towers as a job creation scheme?

Feli said...

SPAIN: Muslim immigration brings riots in the streets