Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/29/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/29/2011The refugee crisis on the island of Lampedusa has intensified to the point that food is lacking for 2,000 of the 6,200 immigrants on the island. Refugees are also landing in Sicily, and the Italian government is in the process of relocating migrants from Sicily and Lampedusa to camps in different parts of the mainland. The Italian government says that if Tunisia does not take the necessary steps to stop the outflow of people from its shores, then Italy will take steps to repatriate the refugees.

Meanwhile, Australian government computers have been hacked, and it is feared that emails on Prime Minister Gillard’s computer may have been read by the intruders. The Chinese intelligence services are suspected to be behind the attack.

In other news, the Standard & Poor rating for Portuguese government bonds has been reduced to junk level.

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/29/2011

  1. Re: the story on gay marriage in the Netherlands. It’s skewed and incomplete. Even the title is misleading, Gay marriage not popular. Well, it’s popular enough with the people who actually do it. If one thing is less popular than another, should the less popular thing be illegal?

    I’ll let Andrew Sullivan complete the story:

    A Decade

    Today is the tenth anniversary of the first ever legal civil marriages for gay couples in Holland:

    In the intervening 10 years, 14,813 of the Netherlands’ 55,000 gay couples have gotten married, according to Statistics Netherlands. Of those couples, 7,522 were female and 7,291 were male. There have been 1,078 same-sex divorces, 734 of them by female couples.

    That’s roughly a five percent divorce rate for the gay men after ten years. The general rate in the Netherlands – over a longer time period, of course – is 38 percent.

  2. Quote:
    “The devil’s ordinary business is the incessant temptation to evil,” explained Nanni.
    end quote.

    Sounds just like ISLAM!
    How about the work of exorcism being done on the 1.5 billion who are certainly condemned by their profane worship?

  3. Quote:
    “Everything he’s doing here is a violation of the Gospel,” said Pastor Ed Rowe with Central United Methodist Church.
    end quote.

    Muslim liar.
    There is absolutely nothing about the Quran, preserving the Quran, worshipping Allah or protecting Islam in the Gospel.
    In fact, the Epistles warn specifically about the false prophets that would come afterward.
    Convert out of Christianity, Mr. Rowe.
    You have already submitted.
    You are a Muslim.
    You favor the conqueror and mass murderer over the Son of God.

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