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Indo-European pantheon

In all a phenomenological variety of mythological images of pantheons of Barbarous Europe (and is wider - the Indo-European pantheon) it is possible to isolate the invariant base types, making initial structural nucleus, each of which has one of five functions selected by the author. .

- This is Europa - Gruner See, Styria(AUSTRIA): A Park That Turns Into a Lake in Summer

Grüner See, literally “Green Lake”, is a lake in Styria, Austria, near the town of Tragoss, located at the foot of the snow-capped Hochschwab mountains. During winter, the lake is only 1–2 meter deep and the surrounding area is used as a county park. It is a particular favourite site for hikers.

US: Where the White People Live

Last summer, the Michigan town of Grosse Pointe Park erected a farmer's market in the middle of one of the few remaining streets that allowed cars to pass between the tony suburb and the urban Detroit neighborhoods at its border..

Wotan

“In Germany shall divers sects arise, Coming very near to happy paganism. The heart captivated and small receivings Shall open the gate to pay the true tithe.”

Ingratitude

The chief of firemen stands in front of a blazing house. A sobbing woman says her child is still in there. She implores him to send a fireman into the inferno to save her child.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Poland: Thousands attend anti-immigrant demo in Warsaw


Thousands of anti-immigrant activists and nationalists marched through Warsaw, Saturday, to protest against the Polish governments decision to accept 2,000 migrants from Syria and North Africa by 2017.

Anti-immigration party remains most popular

The SVP has the backing of 26.1 percent of the people, according to the results released on Wednesday of a survey conducted by the gfs.bern institute.
That’s down slightly from 26.2 percent in March but still well ahead of the Socialist party (19.3 percent, down from 19.6 percent), the second most popular party in the country.
The centre-right Liberals, meanwhile, showed the greatest growth in support at 17.1 percent (up from 16.3 percent), with their credentials backed by a belief that they are best placed to manage the Swiss economy.
Backing for the Liberals is two percentage points ahead of the support it received in the 2011 national elections.


Support for other centrist and left-wing parties dropped, with Christian Democrats at 11.5 percent (down from 11.8 percent), the Greens at 7.4 percent (down from 7.5 percent) and the Green Liberals at 4.8 percent (down from 5.6 percent).
The Conservative Democratic Party (BDP) fell to 4.4 percent from 4.6 percent, with media reports suggesting that federal cabinet minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, a member of the party, faces a challenge getting re-elected.
The BDP was initially formed by disgruntled SVP members from the cantons of Graubünden and Bern.
Widmer-Schlumpf joined the fledgling party after being expelled from the SVP when she accepted an election to the federal cabinet in 2007 that was not supported by the SVP.
She subsequently went on to serve as president in 2012.
The Swiss People’s Party, with its nationalist policies and support for immigration restrictions, remains popular at a time when the issue of immigration and asylum seekers is the biggest concern of voters, according to another survey by gfs.bern.
The survey results, released by state broadcaster SSR on Wednesday night, showed the issue is the top concern of 34 percent of Swiss.
This ranks well ahead of relations with the European Union (10 percent) and the environment (five percent).
The SVP is identified as the party with the best competence to deal with asylum seekers and immigration.
“We identified this problem before the others and the citizens know it,” Claude-Alain Voiblet, SVP vice-president told the Tribune de Genève newspaper.
The SVP spearheaded a popular initiative, approved in a national vote in February 2014, to cap immigration from the European Union.

Neo-Nazi codes banned from number plates

Abbreviations such as SS (Schutzstaffel), NSDAP (Nazi Party), and HJ (Hitler Jugend) will no longer be allowed, as well as combinations of numbers that use simple substitution codes, where letters are represented by numbers.
These include 88, which stands for Heil Hitler, 1919, the code for the SS, as well as 74, the code for a pan-Germanic single nation state. All are popular with the far-right.
Transport Minister Alois Stöger (SPÖ) said the decree is “an important signal against the far-right”.
The list of codes has been created with the support of the Mauthausen Committee - and will be updated constantly. Combinations such as IS or ISIS (Islamic State) are also forbidden.
The decree does not affect old personalized number plates - just new ones. Personalised number plates are valid for 15 years and the owner must reapply when they expire - at which point officials will be on the lookout for right-wing codes.
More than half a million Austrians have a personalized license plate.
Just last week a cemetery plot owner in Linz was told to remove Nazi symbols from two tombstones after complaints from visitors to the cemetery.

Three injured in Dresden anti-immigrant demo

Three people were injured Friday when clashes erupted between far-right demonstrators and pro-refugee protesters in the eastern German city of Dresden, where hundreds of asylum seekers are due to be given shelter.


Some 200 members of the far-right NPD had gathered in protest against the arrival this weekend of 800 refugees, the majority from Syria, German news agency DPA reported.
 
But they were faced down by 350 activists marching in support of the asylum seekers.
 
Firecrackers and projectiles were flung, leaving three people injured, including a young woman who was bleeding profusely, DPA said.
 
According to the news website of Saechsische Zeitung, the television crew of public broadcaster ZDF was also caught up in the violence.
 
One person has been detained, the newspaper said.
 
With 500 of the 800 asylum seekers to be hosted by Dresden due to arrive from Friday night, the German Red Cross has readied a tent city.
 
Underlining the hostility against the asylum seekers, several of the aid agency's members were set upon by those who wanted to stop them from pitching the tents.
 
Thanks to its healthy economy, Germany is Europe's top destination for those fleeing war, poverty and persecution.
 
But the jump in the number of asylum seekers -- expected to top a record 450,000 in 2015 -- has also been coupled with a rise in racist sentiment.
 
In the last few months, attacks including arson against refugee homes or would-be shelters have multiplied.
 
Since the beginning of the year, 202 attacks have been recorded in the country -- almost the same number as for the whole of 2014, the Interior Ministry said Thursday.
 
Dresden in particular has seen the rise of the anti-Islam PEGIDA movement, with demonstrations peaking at 25,000 in the beginning of the year.

Berlin conservatives say 'no' to gay marriage

The Berlin faction of the CDU announced on Friday that 45 percent of its members voted against gay marriage while 35 percent voted in support in a survey, newspaper Tagesspiegel reported.
The survey was conducted over the past three weeks, asking members whether they would support gay marriage in Germany.
About 40 percent of the CDU's roughly 12,500 members sent in their votes.
While same-sex couples in Germany may enter into legal unions, they do not have the same rights as heterosexual married couples, such as the ability to adopt children together.
The recent passage of same-sex marriage in Ireland and a US Supreme Court decision in favour of gay marriage has put more pressure on Merkel and her conservative Union (CDU and Christian Social Union parties), who have long opposed full equality for same-sex couples.
Sticking to traditional views of marriage is one of the last bastions of conservative values held onto by the Union after the abolition of conscription.
The CDU has continued to block requests for equal rights for same-sex couples by its coalition partner, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in the Bundestag (German parliament).
Merkel has expressed her opposition to full gay marriage rights time and again,reiterating these views in a recent interview with YouTube star Lefloid.
“For me, personally, marriage is the coexistence between a man and a woman," she told Lefloid. "But wherever we still see discrimination, we will challenge it further."
A magazine ad poking fun at the Chancellor’s stance went viral this week as it placed a Merkel lookalike in a lesbian relationship.
Germany's upper house of parliament, the Bundesrat, voted last month to pass a resolution calling for full marriage and adoption rights for gay couples, but the vote did not constitute any form of legislation.
Some had hoped that if the Berlin CDU voted ‘yes’ on Friday, it could help to sway the Chancellor’s position towards further gay rights. The faction said a ‘yes’ vote would have prompted them to put in a request to the party at the national level.
Berlin CDU General Secretary, Kai Wegner, had seemed excited about the vote before the results came in on Friday, saying in the morning that “we are the first state group to do something like this”.
The faction leader opened one of the envelopes containing a member’s vote to show journalists before the results were finalized on Friday, reading the result aloud.
“A male, age 30, from Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf: I strongly disagree,” Wegner read to the reporters. “Oh, that could be a bad omen.”

 Thelocal.de

Children of Gay Couples Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Investigation launched into police officers after claims they posted racist comments about gipsies and travellers on secret Facebook forum

An investigation has been launched into claims that Metropolitan Police officers used a secret online forum to air racist views about ethnic groups.
Scotland Yard said 'concerns' had been raised about a Facebook group amid allegations serving officers had posted offensive comments about gipsies and travellers.
Its internal watchdog, the Directorate of Professional Standards, has been investigating the matter since April, it has been revealed.
Investigation: A probe has been launched amid claims Metropolitan Police officers used a secret online forum to air racist views about ethnic groups
Investigation: A probe has been launched amid claims Metropolitan Police officers used a secret online forum to air racist views about ethnic groups
Representatives of the traveller community contacted police in June about the same Facebook group and these complaints were being 'looked at in detail as part of the DPS assessment', according to the spokesman.
Some of the comments were made during a discussion in March about the BBC Trust's decision to clear Jeremy Clarkson and other Top Gear presenters of wrongdoing for their use of the word 'pikey', a derogatory term for travellers, according to The Independent on Sunday.

One comment is alleged to have said: 'I never knew a pikey could be offended. I thought they were devoid of all normal feelings and thoughts … just my opinion based on many years of dealing with these despicable people.'
The newspaper reports that the 'I've Met the Met' group, which has 3,000 members, was for serving and retired officers and run on an 'invite-only' basis meaning only those who have joined can view the content.
Scotland Yard said 'concerns' had been raised about a Facebook group amid allegations serving officers had posted offensive comments about gipsies and travellers
Scotland Yard said 'concerns' had been raised about a Facebook group amid allegations serving officers had posted offensive comments about gipsies and travellers
Concerns were raised by one of its members. 
Yvonne MacNamara, chief executive of the Traveller Movement, described the Facebook comments as 'shocking'.
She told The Independent on Sunday's Chris Green: 'The fact that they are potentially made by serving and retired police officers gives us no confidence at all in the Metropolitan Police's ability to both police these communities and to attract and protect its own staff who are from gypsy and traveller backgrounds.'
A Met Police spokesman said: 'The group administrators have set the privacy settings for the group as "secret" but we understand it to include former and serving MPS officers among its members.
'DPS is assessing the information it has received to determine whether any serving MPS officer or staff may have committed any acts of misconduct and will also look to see if any criminal offences may have been committed.
'Should either be disclosed they will be fully investigated.'

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