BERLIN (EJP)— The head of Berlin’s Jewish community has said that attacks on Jews are becoming a daily ritual on the streets of the German capital.
“We have been getting reports from school children about them having been at the centre of verbal and physical attacks,” Gideon Joffe told the DDP news agency.
“Almost every day, we have been witnessing that the word ‘Jew’ is being used as a sexual and racist explicative… and that the children are beginning to think of this as something totally normal,” he said.
Back when the mufti of Sydney said that women are uncovered meat, I remember reading a blogger mention that Australians love their beach culture and will stand up for it. Well, they are, in bikinis. The caretaker of Lakemba Mosque, the Lebanese Muslim Association, thinks this is
degrading women and giving men a great excuse to have a perv
Because now it’s not nice to mention anyone’s full name?
The Astute Blogger has more (h/t Larwyn)
Flopping Aces continues to expose AP
and he’s Responding To The New York Times (h/t Larwyn)
And I’m starting to like The Donald:
Trump criticizes cost of U.N. headquarters renovation
“It’s the most ridiculous construction development I have ever witnessed,” Donald Trump told the New York Daily News last week.
“It’s being run by a bunch of incompetents and it’s a disgrace to this country,” he added. “It should cost $700 million at most, but I bet it will now end up costing $3.5 billion.”
Trump charged before a Senate subcommittee last year that “gross incompetence … or corruption” had driven up U.N. renovation costs.
Departing Secretary-General Kofi Annan presented a progress report on the project’s budget to the international body’s General Assembly last week.
The report was not released to the public, but the Daily News has learned the following details:
_Blast protection and other recommended security upgrades will tack $166 million onto the construction bill.
_Leases for off-site offices and conference rooms, which displaced staffers and diplomats will use during the renovation and asbestos removal, jumped an estimated $50.2 million, to a new total of $214.5 million.
_The cost of building a temporary, 100,000-square-foot conference hall on the U.N.’s north lawn – for the General Assembly – rose $11.4 million, to $66.1 million.
Meanwhile this morning the Beeb showed Kofi Annan saying that the Oil-For-Food, the greatest fraud case in the history of mankind, was a footnote. For some reason they didn’t include that in the transcript… a $30,000,000,000 footnote.
(Note: My apologies for reposting this – the first time it didn’t take in its entirety)