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Varg Vikernes arrested...once more.

While I am not much of a fan of the "Oh, prisoners these days have it so easy!"-argument and while you could quite reasonably say that Varg did serve the sentence for the crime he was convicted of and therefore deserves his freedom for the time being, I do find it a bit puzzling that it did take this long before law enforcement became interested in him again.
This isn't the first time they found him next to a large amount of automatic weapons after all.
von_geisterhand: Monika küsst Jörg. Sie liebt ihn. (kiss)
BILD erklärt falsche Frau für tot

Ups!
Eine tote Frau macht sich eben doch besser, wenn sie still ist.
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(link is to a german site but just click on the video and you will receive all the necessary information very visually)
http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,712670,00.html

And that's another reason why live events still beat 3D-cinema.
von_geisterhand: (Coffee)
...there is some kind of discrepancy between these two news stories, isn't there?

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

and

US advance deployment of "Bunker Buster" bomb

I know that this is probably just an unfortunate coincidence, but still.

Besides, the man has been in office for a mere 10 months. Would it not be wiser to consider him for the NPP closer to the end of his term? You know, give him something to work towards?

*sigh*

Jul. 9th, 2009 07:49 pm
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What is one to do when you feel the urge to go to the movies but don't really want to watch "Brüno" or "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"?

Incidentally, I really liked Marcus Brigstocke's alternative headline about Michael Jackson's death on last week's Now Show:
"Michael Jackson dead. It's a bit sad but not really surprising. Real news to follow."

I mean, you couldn't really imagine that guy living to be a wrinkly avuncular 80-year-old, could you?
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Their police force now includes Force users:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8003067.stm

Makes sense really. Jedi have always been tough on those wearing hoods.
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http://edition.cnn.com/2009/US/03/26/controversial.cartoon/index.html

(CNN) -- Two leading Jewish watchdog groups are denouncing a prominent cartoonist's illustration about Israel's offensive in Gaza, saying it uses anti-Semitic imagery.
The cartoon was published Wednesday in newspapers and on the Internet.

The Anti-Defamation League, which has been fighting anti-Semitism since it was founded in 1913, called the syndicated cartoon by Pulitzer Prize-winning Pat Oliphant "hideously anti-Semitic."

The Simon Wiesenthal Center, which, among other things, fights anti-Semitism and educates people about the Holocaust, said "the cartoon mimics the venomous anti-Semitic propaganda of the Nazi and Soviet eras."

Published Wednesday in newspapers and on the Internet, the cartoon shows the small figure of a woman, labeled Gaza, carrying a child. She is being pursued by a headless, jackbooted figure wielding a sword, marching in an apparent goose-step and pushing a fanged Jewish star on a wheel.

The Anti-Defamation League said the cartoon used "Nazi-like imagery" and a "hateful evocation of the Star of David."

Abraham H. Foxman, the ADL's national director, said the cartoon's "outlandish and offensive use of the Star of David in combination with Nazi-like imagery is hideously anti-Semitic."
[...]

magery and rhetoric comparing Israel to Nazis have been deployed by Israel's persistent critics, who decry the Jewish state's treatment of Palestinians as oppressive and brutal. Israel and its supporters defend the state as humane and say it has properly defended itself against attacks.

There has been sharp criticism of Israel's offensive against Hamas militants in Gaza who launched rockets into southern Israeli towns.

Human Rights Watch said Wednesday the Israeli military's firing of white phosphorus shells over densely populated areas during the offensive "was indiscriminate and is evidence of war crimes," a claim denied by Israel.

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And that is a good reason not to provide reading-material in toilets. ;-)

Very odd.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,337232,00.html

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