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18/01/14
« on: Saturday, 18 January, 2014 @ 02:10:41 »
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Truckload of stray cats earmarked for use as food rescued by volunteers in China

As many as 2,800 stray cats in China lived to see the light of another day this week when concerned activists in Wuhan pursued and detained the truck that was carrying them to their fate – as food – in Guangxi Province.

The cats, which were were packed tightly into crudely built wooden cages, were on their way to Nanning in Guangxi Province where they were to be killed and butchered — something that, although frowned upon in northern China, is considered acceptable in some areas of the south, particularly amongst older generations.
http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/01/17/truckload-of-stray-cats-earmarked-for-use-as-food-rescued-by-volunteers-in-china/

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Re: 18/01/14
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 18 January, 2014 @ 03:30:08 »
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Labor Minister Yiannis Vroutsis told a conference in Athens on Thursday that reducing social security contributions by 3.9 percent would help to create 30,000 jobs, but conceded that actually making that happen would not be easy.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_17/01/2014_536317

...unless the jobs are for relatives and 'friends' of government ministers.
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Re: 18/01/14
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 18 January, 2014 @ 12:05:26 »
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Police investigating the disappearance of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular have found a body and detained his mother.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-25790820

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Re: 18/01/14
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 18 January, 2014 @ 12:10:57 »
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Pope Benedict XVI defrocked child-molesting priests at a rate of more than one every two days in his last years of office, the Vatican has revealed.

In 2011 and 2012 the Pope defrocked almost 400 priests, more than double the number removed from the priesthood for paedophilic activities in 2008-9 when 171 were given their marching orders.

Pope Benedict stepped down from the position last year and was replaced by Pope Francis.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/shocking-figures-reveal-pope-benedict-defrocked-childmolesting-priests-at-a-rate-of-more-than-one-every-two-days-during-his-last-years-of-office-9068573.html

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Re: 18/01/14
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 18 January, 2014 @ 19:49:45 »
De-frocking in this context is a bit worrying.  :papa:   Otherwise far too little far too late.

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Re: 18/01/14
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 18 January, 2014 @ 19:54:55 »
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Truckload of stray cats earmarked for use as food rescued by volunteers in China

As many as 2,800 stray cats in China lived to see the light of another day this week when concerned activists in Wuhan pursued and detained the truck that was carrying them to their fate – as food – in Guangxi Province.

The cats, which were were packed tightly into crudely built wooden cages, were on their way to Nanning in Guangxi Province where they were to be killed and butchered — something that, although frowned upon in northern China, is considered acceptable in some areas of the south, particularly amongst older generations.
http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/01/17/truckload-of-stray-cats-earmarked-for-use-as-food-rescued-by-volunteers-in-china/

Perhaps we should stop eating their takeaways!  Before anyone says I know most Chinese restaurants etc in this country are run by people from Hong Kong!  Until 1997 not the same thing at all.

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Re: 18/01/14
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 18 January, 2014 @ 20:19:40 »
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Seven arrested for baby trafficking

Seven people, including five Bulgarians, were arrested on Saturday in Volos, central Greece, on suspicion of involvement in baby trafficking.

Investigators said a 62-year-old Greek was detained after he arranged to buy a baby boy born on January 5 at Volos General Hospital for the sum of 5,000 euros. The deal is believed to have been made in September.

Police said they also arrested a 24-year-old woman from Bulgaria who gave birth to the baby. A Greek lawyer and his Bulgarian associates have also been arrested.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_18/01/2014_536372

Er, especially scary when a 62 year old wants to buy a baby.


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SYRIZA to block new president in a bid to force elections in 2015

The possibility of Greece holding snap general elections by early next year grew on Friday after SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras made it clear in Parliament that his party would oppose any candidate put forward by the government to take over from President Karolos Papoulias when his second five-year term expires in early February 2015.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_17/01/2014_536300


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Samaras mulling cabinet reshuffle and whether to call snap elections in October

SYRIZA’s declaration that it will attempt to force national elections in February over the successor to President Karolos Papoulias has forced Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his aides to begin discussing when to carry out a cabinet reshuffle and whether the government should pre-empt the opposition’s move by calling snap elections itself later this year.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_18/01/2014_536376


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Golden Dawn photos shock Greece
Thousands of pictures and video clips allegedly show party members posing with weapons and giving Nazi salutes
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/17/greece-golden-dawn-mock-execution-nazi-salute-claims

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Re: 18/01/14
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 18 January, 2014 @ 21:56:06 »
If you haven't seen this, or read a report: Nigel Farage ripping into Antonis Samaras


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Re: 18/01/14
« Reply #8 on: Monday, 20 January, 2014 @ 20:31:12 »
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Golden Dawn photos shock Greece
Thousands of pictures and video clips allegedly show party members posing with weapons and giving Nazi salutes
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/17/greece-golden-dawn-mock-execution-nazi-salute-claims

Golden Dawn show Nick Clegg how to deal with Lord Rennard:



Actually it's another glimpse of the everyday face of a party that appeals to democratic values to fight off external control at the same time as utilising wholly anti-democratic practices.

Tony