Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/29/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/29/2012The Irish government has announced that it will hold a referendum on the new fiscal treaty proposed by the EU. Ireland is dependent on the Eurozone for bailouts, so a “no” vote on the treaty would have serious repercussions.

In other economic news, Portugal is on track to meet the austerity requirements for its next tranche of bailout money. In Greece, however, unions staged walkouts in protest of the new austerity measures. And the Swedish economy shrank in the final quarter of 2011, due to the crisis in the Eurozone.

In other news, the pop singer Erykah Badu caused a controversy in Malaysia when a photo was published in a Malaysian newspaper in which a tattoo reading “Allah” in Arabic was visible on her skin. The photo created an uproar, and despite apologies by the singer and the newspaper, her concert was cancelled.

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Not much of a referendum for the irish,since thier prime minister will sign the fiscal treaty in the next few days,"oh well he has already signed it,so i suppose that we might as well vote yes",and still the people go along with this scum,which is astonishing.

Anonymous said...

Midwife attacked by Pakistani and left heavily injured in the snow
in Oslo, two months ago
- Because she had spoken up against inbreeding?

That's what she thinks herself.

Sara Kahsay, from Eritrea, had been held up as an example of a successful immigrant

After several weeks in a coma, she speaks of the importance of rethinking how seriously mentally ill are warded.

Anonymous said...

Interesting detail
- about the mentally ill, violent Pakistani

His lawyer is Brynjar Meling. Also mullah Krekar's lawyer.

Anonymous said...

Turban not to be part of Norwegian police uniform

Justice department says no to turban

Hermes said...

an interesting piece of info about demographics: