Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/21/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/21/2011Federal policymakers are working on plans that will allow the states to declare bankruptcy, and thus escape their unmanageable load of debt — including unfunded government pensions. The difficulty is the U.S. Constitution, which grants the states sovereignty, and therefore allows no mechanism for their declaring bankruptcy. Unlike the federal government, they cannot simply print money to get themselves out of trouble. However, the Constitution is generally no longer a problem, so presumably the feds will iron out the wrinkles. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Meanwhile, in Portugal, a 10% pay cut in the salaries of civil servants has come into effect, as a part of the country’s austerity program.

In other news, soldiers and politicians led a major protest in Copenhagen against Hizb ut-Tahrir, which held a debate on the premises of the Royal Library today.

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/21/2011

  1. Denmark: Soldiers and Politicians Against Hizb ut-Tahrir

    How nice to see some of the warriors showing up at these festivities. After all, they’re the ones who will be going out to face these same Islamic scum on the battlefield.

    It’s long past tea for Western soldiers to begin making a show of strength at public protests against Islam. Letting Muslims know, in no uncertain terms, where our fighting men and women stand on the matter of shari’a creep would be a major step forward in providing some genuine pushback against jihad.

  2. The British have occupied Ireland.
    Now, in the midst of Jihad against Britain, the British have become the New Irish.
    Women raped.
    Christianity repressed.
    It all fits.
    And the conflict and bitterness will last FOR CENTURIES!

  3. Quote:
    An all-expenses-paid study trip to the US: that was the offer to a number of prominent Dutch Muslims following the killing of controversial filmmaker Theo van Gogh in 2004.
    end quote.

    The spell of violence and power– it worked on the multiculturally blind Bush Admin.
    It’s still working over the Muslim-loving Obama Admin.
    They “courted” them because the Muslims, with their violence, get results. And Americans like results, don’t they?
    Too bad it isn’t deemed “common sense” to look at the costs.

  4. Islam was spread by the sword.
    Islam is spread by the sword.
    And Islam will always conquer instead of convert.
    This is no insult.
    It is the truth, as found in history and the news.

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