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Varoufakis finally forced to face financial facts

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2015-03-21 13:14

IMF Director Christine Lagarde and Greek Finance Minister Yannis Vaurofakis face off, showing a marked resemblance to one another.

By Carolyn Yeager

The latest Greek hero to swagger around on the world stage, Yannis Varoufakis is now having to pull back from his braggadocio and unrestrained comments about Germany. Finally forced to face the financial facts of Europe's unwillingness to continue indulging Greece as Europe's spoiled child, Varoufakis is relenting and may even have lost some standing with his Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipris.

His latest comment no longer insists that the "middle-finger video" was faked, since he's been caught out on that one. He has now written a "pretend" conciliatory blog post addressed to Germany, calling for an end to the "toxic blame game." He presents this blame as coming from both sides, whereas it was 95 to 100% the work of himself and Tsipris, and their Syriza Party political strategy. Their German  counterparts were simply responding as accurately as they could to some outrageous demands and insults from this new Greek government.

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Euro zone, Germany, News

Varoufakis caught giving the "stinkefinger" to Germany, then blames German media for faking it

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2015-03-17 16:14

Video still of Yannis Varoufakis, at that time a Marxist economics  professor, shows him "giving the finger" during a lecture in Zagreb in 2013, as he was speaking about Germany's role in the Eurozone.

For latest update on this fracas, see here. "Greek Finance Minister TAKEN IN by German satire" ... as were millions of Whites who also want Greece to stick it to Germany. The finger video is NOT fake, but Varoufakis is.

The current Greek ruling party is carrying on business by pointing the finger everywhere but at itself for it's various problems and errors of judgement. Now comes Den Stinkefinger debacle!

During a speech in Zagreb, Croatia in 2013, the now (but not then) Greek Finance Minister said that Greece should have defaulted back in 2010, and thereby "stick the finger to Germany and say, You can now solve this problem by yourself." As he said this, he stretched out his arm toward the camera and raised his middle finger. Watch the clip

The bigger problem for Varoufakis is that he immediately claimed that the film has been faked. “This is a fake video,” he said on a German talk show hosted by Gunther Jauch. Allessandro Del Prete , the cameraman for the 2013 speech, vehemently denied on Sunday night via Twitter that the video was fake. He said he had cut only six minutes off the 57-minute presentation and uploaded it on Youtube. “Absolutely not fake,” he twittered in German (Absolut nicht gefälscht).

Good for laughs

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2015-03-04 22:20

The US President and his attorney general discuss racism in the White House.

The US Department of Justice investigation into the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department found bias against African-Americans. What a surprise.  Of course, we don't need an investigation to know that there is plenty of bias against European-Americans in the DOJ itself, and in African-American Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr.

Some of the "most scathing findings" include seven "racist emails" that are included in the DOJ report. These are the type of emails that circulate around the internet every day that millions of Americans read. They are actually quite funny.

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News, Race

Disgusting sexual deviants attack peaceful German parents' march in Hamburg

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2015-02-01 11:31

A march by concerned parents on Jan. 24 was disrupted by scum like the man with the ugly haircut above being held back by police. Still, the disrupters managed to block the march route and attacked the parents, sending a 15 yr. old girl to hospital with head lacerations.

SICKNESS IN GERMANY WORSE THAN WE THINK - WHEN YOU LET THE REFUSE OF THE EARTH IN, THIS IS WHAT YOU GET. WATCH VIDEO HERE.

HAMBURG, Germany, January 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- A peaceful demonstration in Hamburg on Saturday by parents who are opposed to graphic sex education in German primary schools turned violent when they were pelted with bottles, firecrackers, and snowballs by counter-demonstrators.

The Besorgte Eltern (Concerned Parents) group held the rally to voice their opposition to compulsory sex education that they claim begins the inappropriate sexualization of their children starting in day-care centers and continuing through kindergarten, primary, and secondary schooling.

Putin and His Lies

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2015-01-30 11:32

A pro-Putin rally in Moscow. Are we back to the Stalinist days?

Excerpted from http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/putins-luegen-glaubt-russlands-praesident-die-eigene-propaganda-a-1015309.html; in Russian, at https://openrussia.org/post/view/2370/

During his first and second terms as Russian president, Putin impressed many Western leaders with his knowledge of details and as “a difficult but all the same reliable partner in negotiations.” But those times are now “long past”

Since returning for his third term, Putin has made dishonesty and lies “practically a daily element of Russian policy,” employing “the big lie” as part of a conscious effort to define situations and “small lies” in speeches which raise the question: “Is he only poorly informed or does he believe his own propaganda?”

In the summer of 2012, Putin tried to convince German Chancellor Angela Merkel that protests against him in Moscow were “manifestations of ‘the sexually deformed’” and that those involved in the Pussy Riot actions were “anti-Semites,” statements so at variance with reality and so unnecessary that his German audience was shocked.

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News, Russia

Putin holds his own 70th commemoration at Moscow's Jewish museum

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2015-01-27 14:57

Above and below: Vladimir Putin speaks in front of a giant screen at Moscow's Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center during a ceremony to mark the 70th Anniversary of the takeover by the Red Army of the Auschwitz Complex facility where 7000 hospitalized inmates and a few hundred children remained with their caregivers.

Russian President Putin, bypassing the ceremonies in Poland on Tuesday, Jan. 27th, created his own Russian commemoration at the Moscow Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center. 

Attended by Russia's Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar and the orthodox Hasidic male community, Putin said just what Israel wants to hear and decried in a speech what he called "attempts to rewrite history," which is more than ironic considering all the false "history" put out by the Soviet Union--the very "history" Putin stands by as the "truth."

Main points of his speech:

  • Nazi Germany's crimes (including the holocaust) can be neither forgiven nor forgotten;
  • "Any attempts to hush up these events, to distort, re-write history are unacceptable and immoral";

No Elie Wiesel, No Barack Obama at the 70th anniversary victim-fest?

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2015-01-25 11:49

Why would anyone want to miss all this fun?

From Jan27.org -

Western leaders bypass the 70th anniversary commemoration at Auschwitz. Not even Elie Wiesel will be there!

Jan. 25 - It turns out that President Francois Hollande of France is the only truly “hands-on” leader of his country who will be present at the Auschwtiz-Birkenau formal ceremony on Tuesday, to which all European leaders were invited.

David Cameron will not be representing the UK and it has not been announced who will.

Joachim Gauck will represent Germany, not Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Russia and Poland feud over who liberated Auschwitz

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2015-01-23 09:15

Are the Russians accusing Poland of "holocaust denial?"

Just a few days before the Jan. 27th commemoration billed as the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of the World War II Auschwitz-Birkenau internment camps in Poland, top Russian and Polish officials are trading angry charges over "who liberated Auschwitz."

It began over the Russian's complaint that President Putin was not invited in a way that properly honored his majesty's exalted position as representing the Soviet Union's glorious "Red Army Liberators." A Polish diplomat, in turn, said Putin made a decision not to attend, and anyway it was the Ukrainians who liberated Auschwitz on Jan. 27, 1945.

It's very LOL, with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov  accusing Poland's Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna (pictured above right) of "sacrilege." Remember we're dealing with a religion here, so passions do flare as articles of faith are questioned or denied.

This is casting a pall over this year's ceremonies, which have been planned to be the biggest ever at the former camp. Read the full story [fourth item down] on this page at http://jan27.org.

Go, you Deutsche!

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2014-12-09 23:26

Hand written sign says "Against Forced Islamization!" Monday evening during a march of 10,000 in Dresden, Germany.

From Der Spiegel - 12-9-14

Dresden / Berliin - The chairman of Alternative for Germany (AfD), Bernd Lucke,  spoke positively about the right-wing populist alliance of "patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West" (Pegida) on his Facebook page. He "welcomed" their announcing of their goals in an "exclusively peaceful way."

He also said that it is "good and correct" that citizens express their "concerns about the spread of radical Islamist ideology" in such nonviolent demonstrations. The demonstrations showed that these people did not feel their concerns were understood by politicians, as reported also in the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Lucke, who is himself a Protestant, stressed that he did not have a negative attitude towards Islam as a religion, but was fighting against a misogynistic, violent political ideology that warred against even religious freedom and tolerance and Western values.

The Pegida movement should "leave no doubt that it seeks to defend precisely these values with its defense of the West," Lucke said.

The Deputy AfD Chairman Hans-Olaf Henkel viewed the Pegida protests with greater skepticism. It is not inconceivable, he told Der Spiegel, that the protests "develop xenophobic or even racist connotations."

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European Union, Germany, News

More Putinisms promoting false Soviet-style narratives

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-12-04 12:08

Russia's President Vladimir Putin addresses the Federal Assembly, including State Duma deputies, members of the Federation Council, the heads of the Constitutional and Supreme courts, regional governors, heads of Russia's traditional religious faiths and public figures, at the Kremlin in Moscow, December 4, 2014. Vasily Maximov/AFP via Getty Images

In a major speech from the Kremlin today, Putin gave something of a "state-of-the-Union" report to members of the government and religious leaders that reveals Putin's own state-of-denial. He continues to praise and identify with the Soviet Union and its communist allies such as Yugoslavia, while never mentioning the mass murder they carried out. Some mind-bending quotes from the speech follow:

Hitler, with his humanity hating ideas, was going to destroy Russia and throw us back behind the Urals. Everyone should remember how this ended."

"Next year we will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War. Our army overcame the enemy, freed Europe.”

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News, Russia

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