Thank you all for your patience. You should notice that the site loads, and usually loads faster than usual now, but I have had problems with email yesterday, and received none and sometimes the people did not get a bounce back. So anyone who sent me anything may wish to resend. Also I am told not only is the comment field not working right it replies with a fairly rude message. Sorry about that. It is being worked on. Please try again in a few hours from now. Overall, this is going swimmingly well! (Thanks ML)
(Maybe its time the planet Earth got a paper route. Or maybe part time as a bartender somewhere. Maybe Jupiter?)
The amount of debt globally has soared more than 40 percent to $100 trillion since the first signs of the financial crisis as governments borrowed to pull their economies out of recession and companies took advantage of record low interest rates, according to the Bank for International Settlements.
The $30 trillion increase from $70 trillion between mid-2007 and mid-2013 compares with a $3.86 trillion decline in the value of equities to $53.8 trillion in the same period, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The jump in debt as measured by the Basel, Switzerland-based BIS in its quarterly review is almost twice the U.S.’s gross domestic product.
Furious parents staged protests outside a school over its decision to serve up only halal meat at lunchtimes.
Staff were forced to call the police after one father strode into the school in North London to challenge the new meals policy. […] At Kingsgate, parents carrying placards congregated at the school gates to demand a reversal of the policy, claiming their children would be denied a choice.
But the protests triggered claims of racism from parents of Muslim children, who make up three quarters of the school population.
(That father had the right idea. Don’t bury a pigs head and go to jail for nothing. Go stage a legitimate proper protest and then when they arrest you, you are in the right and the law the wrong)
(Not reading the NYT is an important part of being well informed)
One of the world’s most respected Islamic institutions has issued a fatwa against a Hollywood epic about Noah’s Ark because it ‘contradicts the teachings of Islam’.
Russell Crowe’s £75million film Noah has also been banned in three Arab countries after religious leaders complained that it depicted the Biblical figure – who is also a holy messenger in the Koran.
Due to premiere later this month, the blockbuster will not show in Qatar, Bahrain or the United Arab Emirates and several other countries are expected to follow suit.
(Interesting that the fatwa isn’t on Crowe himself. I guess the muslims aren’t quite confident enough yet to threaten a known Hollywood entity as Hollywood continues to act on behalf of Islamic ambitions for the most part. Still, it is interesting that in all other cases of art offensive to islam, the fatwa is on the artist and yet strangely this time…)
(The two videos referred to in the above article are pasted below)
Thank you Richard, GoV, Fjordman and all. I’m sorry I haven’t been keeping track well, sorting the site out has taken the minimal level of concentration I have available. Should be back to normal now though.