Monday, February 08, 2016

Headlines below the fold

In France "youths" burn cars for the heck of it (and don't dare identify who are the "Youths" or why they do it). Ah, but in Berlin, they are leftists who hate rich people and only burn BMW's or Mercedes.


China's currancy reserve is in trouble.

At $3.23 trillion, China still has the world's biggest reserve of foreign currency holdings.
But that has declined by $420bn over six months and stands at the lowest level since May 2012.
"While the remaining reserves still represent a substantial war chest, the mathematics around this rapid pace of depletion in recent months is simply unsustainable for any length of time," said Rajiv Biswas, Asia Pacific Chief Economist, IHS Global Insig
BAFTA top award went to Brooklyn, an Irish film, for their top movie.

They also have a "blockbuster of the year" award, which went to StarWars. Wonder why the Oscars don't have such a category.

however, the Director's guild gave the evil bear's director the highest award.

has anyone noticed he is a Mexican American and won last year too?

ah, but in the US race baiter's world, he is a "white Hispanic" like Rubio or Cruz so don't tell Spike Lee...

BBC bias in plain site: Republican debate is a "horror story" but the Democratic one was called "five key battles" and a love fest for Hillary.


the bomber who blew himself out of a Somali plane was actually scheduled on another flight on Turkish Airlines, and boarded in Turkey.

I wonder what his seat number was on the original flight...the PAL flight that was bombed in the 1990's didn't crash partly because he put the bomb in the wrong seat (because the plane was an extended version, that seat wasn't over the fuel tank). And it makes me think if the center fuel tank of TWA 800 that exploded "spontaneously"......

UAE may send troops to Syria.

Gargash added that "US leadership on this" would also be a prerequisite for the UAE....
Saudi Arabia, which has targeted ISIL with air strikes since the campaign began in Syria in September 2014, said on Thursday it was ready to provide ground forces to defeat the armed group.
yes, but they will fight Isil while all their money is funding terrorist recruitment Madrasses all over the world.

Philippine peace project goes kaput, because the bad guys massacred policemen trying to arrest some terrorists and pissed off ordinary Pinoys.

Why policemen? Because the military were forbidden to go in the area, and the MILF who was supposed to get them just shrugged.

yes, democracy is a bitch.

and no, it doesn't mention the terrorists who terrorized the majority Christian city of Zamboanga. Terrorizing Christians doesn't count.

A lot of this is about which clan leader controls all the lovely development money.

and the Moros have a long history of fighting everyone who tries to control them...and are not above killing each other, as the Manguindanao massacre proves.


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