Not for everybody but it works for me.
Not for everybody but it works for me.
Germany and Austria better do something about this or risk being labelled nations of pedophiles. You know how gossip exaggerates everything. But 90,000 offenders in two countries is significant of a wider problem methinks. What’s going on?
The number of recent pedophilia cases is enough to make you cringe, including the FBI/Europol case, in which 350 pedophiles were busted soon after the arrest of Playpen creator, Stephen Chase; the prominent Vatican official Cardinal George Pell, who was found to be connected to child pornography and pedophilia; and the 70,000-member pedophilia ring uncovered in Norway.
Here we see the true face of the USA. It has no allies, only minion states. This will no doubt nudge Germany and Austria to the ever-widening circle of Russia. This constant targeting of Russia and Iran by the States is wearing thin. The whole world now knows the truth. Only fools will deny that the USA is now a rogue state.
The new anti-Russian sanctions are outlined in an amendment to a bill imposing sanctions against Iran. It was approved by the US Senate on Thursday by a majority of 98 to 2, but still needs to pass the House of Representatives and be signed by the US president to become law.
The anti-Russian measures in the amendment involve imposing penalties on enterprises that cooperate with Russian oil and gas companies. A number of European companies are doing just that, participating for example in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.
“Europe’s energy supply is a matter for Europe, and not the United States of America!” said the joint statement by German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern, published on Thursday.
“We cannot accept threatening European companies that contribute to the development of the European energy supply [system] with extraterritorial sanctions that violate the international law.”
“Sanctions as a political instrument should not be linked to economic interests,” the statement says. It adds that “threatening German, Austrian and other European enterprises, which take part in the gas supply projects such as the Nord Stream II together with Russia or finance them, with penalties on the US market would add an absolutely new and highly negative aspect in relations between the US and Europe.”
The statement went on to say that Washington’s intention to impose new sanctions against Russia is guided not by some political or humanitarian reasons but rather by economic interest.
“This issue is all about the sales of the US condensed gas [to Europe] and pressing the Russian energy supply companies from the European market. The actual goal [of such sanctions] is to provide jobs for the US gas and oil industry,” the statement says, citing the US bill on the new sanctions.
Gabriel and Kern also expressed their concerns over the fact that the US is actually trying to boost its own competitiveness at the expense of its European allies that the new measures would eventually negatively affect “competitive positions of our [European] energy intensive industries and thousands of jobs.”
They also accused the US of attempts to interfere in Europe’s internal affairs and impose its will on its allies by undermining the principle of “open and fair market competition.”
“It would be not only highly regrettable but also detrimental to the effectiveness of our position in the context of the Ukrainian conflict, if some unrelated issues such the US economic interests in exporting gas gain the upper hand in this matter,” the statement warns.
The two politicians then urged the US authorities to back away from these plans and said that they “very much support” the efforts of the US Department of State aimed at changing the bill concerning the sanctions.
The amendment on anti-Russian sanctions stipulates “broad new sanctions on key sectors of Russia’s economy, including mining, metals, shipping and railways”. The bill also prohibits lifting any executive sanctions imposed on Russia by the Obama administration without congressional review.
The amendment states that the goal of US policy in this particular case is to “oppose the Nord Stream II pipeline given its detrimental impacts on the European Union’s energy security… and energy reforms in Ukraine.”
According to the amendment, the US president can impose sanctions against entities and individuals that either make an investment “that directly and significantly contributes to the enhancement of the ability of the Russian Federation to construct energy export pipelines” or provides Russia with “goods, services, technology, information, or support that could directly and significantly facilitate the maintenance or expansion of the construction, modernization, or repair of [its] energy pipelines.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said that Russia has been historically living under some form of sanctions from the West, which are used as a tool of economic competition as well as a means of containment.
“If there were no situation with Crimea and other problems, they would have invented something else to contain Russia,” he said.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for a more “flexible approach” to the issue of anti-Russian sanctions. He particularly said that he would not like to see Washington “handcuffed” to the progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements as Moscow and Kiev could eventually find some other way to resolve the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
Earlier, Tillerson also said that virtually all US partners and allies were calling on Washington to improve its relations with Russia and warned that a new set of restrictive measures against Moscow might further worsen relations with Russia.
Written by Anti-Media Staff
Austria — Highlighting the difficulty both public and private establishments can have when it comes to adapting methods in the digital age, it was reported Monday that one government is now trying to tax search giant Google and social media companies.
From a report by Bloomberg:
“Austria is seeking ways to make digital services like Alphabet Inc.’s Google or Facebook Inc. pay taxes for transactions with the nation’s internet users, trying to plug gaps in a tax system still designed for brick-and-mortar business.”
Continuing, Bloomberg explains something most people don’t stop to consider: how social media actually functions, and at no monetary cost to users:
“The most ambitious part of the plan targets the business models of Twitter Inc., Google or Facebook: The tacit pact under which searching, liking, posting and tweeting remains free as long as users let the companies feed usage data into algorithms that help tailor advertising that can be aimed at the most likely buyers.”
Since this arrangement is a form of bartering, the Austrian government argues, a value-added tax can be applied, just as in other sectors of the economy.
“The business transaction that’s going on here is that users are paying with their personal data,” the parliamentary head of the governing coalition, Andreas Schieder, told journalists in Vienna. “The business model of those internet companies is based on massive revenues that are generated with the help of those data.”
The government’s plan would include extending the general advertising tax to cover digital services, and it would also place a tax on purely digital services Austrians purchase from businesses with no physical location.
“We need a new approach to make sure that taxes are paid where revenue and profit is made,” Schieder said, adding that the government’s plan is comprised of “practical suggestions (on) how to define digital establishments for tax purposes.”
The proposals, according to Bloomberg, now need the approval of a single man, Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling.
Watch out, guys!
An Austrian femme fatale known as the “Ice Cream Killer” will have plenty of new men to choose from at her new lockdown.
Estibaliz Carranza, 38, will be transferred to an all-male prison because she’s too dangerous to be locked up at a women’s facility, but authorities might be playing right into her hands.
The maniacal murderess has a history of luring men into her web and then killing and slicing up their bodies with a chainsaw.
In 2012, she was sentenced to life behind bars for the dismemberment murders of her ex-husband and her onetime lover on separate occasions. She shot them both in the head, carved up their bodies, stored their parts in a freezer and buried their remains under the concrete floor of her sweet shop. She then hung air fresheners to hide the smell of their rotting corpses.
After her conviction, Carranza was incarcerated at a women’s prison in Schwarzenau, Lower Austria, but will now be moved to a “special” all-male penitentiary in Asten, Upper Austria, The Mirror reported Monday.
Carranza will be the first female prisoner to be housed at the state-of-the-art facility, which currently holds 91 men. Thirteen additional female inmates will be transferred there in the near future.
The staff consists of 45 nurses, 18 therapists, four doctors and eight prison guards, The Mirror said.
Prisoners can cook meals together in their single and double cells – and freely roam around the grounds. They can also kick back and watch TV in the lounge.
In 2008, Carranza walked up behind her ex-husband, Holger Holz, as he worked at his computer, pressed a .22-caliber Beretta against the back of his head and squeezed the trigger.
She confessed that she was furious when Holz wouldn’t leave their Vienna home after their divorce. She also called him “violent and lazy.”
The two had originally met when she was an Au Pair in Germany before she became the proprietor of an ice cream shop in Vienna.
Two years later, Carranza whacked her ice cream salesman boyfriend, Manfred Hinterberger, in a similar fashion.
She pumped several bullets into the back of his head when she went to confront him about an alleged affair he was having, but he was passed out drunk.
After disposing of his corpse, she got a manicure to repair her damaged nails.
In June 2011, plumbers stumbled upon the remains of both victims as they were doing work in the cellar of Carranza’s ice cream shop.
Carranza went on the lam to Italy, but was captured by authorities several days later.
She was two months pregnant by a third man at the time of her arrest and has since gotten married to him while in prison.
“On Monday morning, the Austrian Ministry of Interior published a clarification on its website. The ministry stated that the data released on its website about the Austrian presidential election was an error.”
And what an error it was. I posted the story as quoted by the Austrian Ministry and what a surprise I got when it was corrected. You’d think a government ministry would wait for confirmation before posting nonsense.
Also, this election was way too close and the right wing reprobates almost got in. Wake up Austria:
“A 0.6 percent difference between Van der Bellen receiving 50.3 percent and the Freedom Party’s candidate Ing. Norbert Hofer receiving 49.7 percent.”
With permission from Kawther
May 25, 2015
Alexander Van der Bellen, a 72-year-old economics professor and former Green Party leader backed by the socialist party (SPÖ) and Muslim community during the Presidential elections in Austria was elected to be the next Austrian president.
A 0.6 percent difference between Van der Bellen receiving 50.3 percent and the Freedom Party’s candidate Ing. Norbert Hofer receiving 49.7 percent.
Hofer was ahead after polls closed Sunday. He got 51.9 percent of the Austrian votes. In simple words he was the winner of the elections. Van der Bellen got 48.1 percent of the Austrian votes.
On Monday morning, the Austrian Ministry of Interior published a clarification on its website. The ministry stated that the data released on its website about the Austrian presidential election was an error.
later, the difficult equation of the elections was changed. The postal votes of the Austrians living abroad were given to Van der Bellen. More than 700,000 absentee ballots changed the the final count and showed Alexander Van der Bellen as the winner with 50.3 percent, compared to 49.7 percent for Hofer.
Tuesday 24 2016, Hofer urged his supporters to respect the result and show tolerance to those with different political views.
He wrote in his Facebook account: “I will remain loyal to you (the public) and make a contribution to a positive Austria. Please do not be discouraged, the use of this election campaign is not lost but an investment for the future.”
Hofer asked all Austrians for unity, joining efforts by Van der Bellen to overcome the ideological divisions that led to the close contest.
Van der Bellen was born in Vienna in 1944 to a politician father. In 1976, he was appointed associate professor at the University of Innsbruck and then became professor of economics at the University of Vienna.
Van der Bellen started his career as a politician by joining the Social Democratic Party (SPÖ), but he switched to the green party, became its chief, then resigned after the September 2008 election. He became commissioner of the City of Vienna for Universities and Research in 2010.