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by afew Tue Dec 4th, 2012 at 11:59:27 AM EST

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But don't mind me.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Dec 4th, 2012 at 11:59:55 AM EST
Don't mind me butt.

I distribute. You re-distribute. He gives your hard-earned money to lazy scroungers. -- JakeS
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Dec 4th, 2012 at 12:03:12 PM EST
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what's up with his Butt?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Dec 4th, 2012 at 03:22:44 PM EST
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A Jobcenter in Brandenburg (around Berlin) has given "older" unemployed a pedometer to measure whether they're "moving enough" in search for jobs.

According to Bild: the one that gets to 8848m first gets a prize.

I distribute. You re-distribute. He gives your hard-earned money to lazy scroungers. -- JakeS

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Dec 4th, 2012 at 12:10:10 PM EST
Here's a better source.

I distribute. You re-distribute. He gives your hard-earned money to lazy scroungers. -- JakeS
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Dec 4th, 2012 at 12:13:00 PM EST
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Reports that Morsi has fled Egypt's Presidential Palace under pressure from protesters...

I distribute. You re-distribute. He gives your hard-earned money to lazy scroungers. -- JakeS
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Dec 4th, 2012 at 12:38:59 PM EST
by Katrin on Tue Dec 4th, 2012 at 01:12:27 PM EST
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Egypte : Morsi quitte le palais présidentiel, théâtre d'affrontements Egypt Morsi leaves the presidential palace, clashes
Mohamed Morsi a quitté, mardi 4 décembre, le palais présidentiel du Caire, près duquel la police affrontait des manifestants participant à une nouvelle journée de mobilisation contre le président égyptien accusé de dérive autoritaire. Le départ de Mohamed Morsi de son palais a été confirmé par plusieurs sources proches de la présidence et de ses services de sécurité.Mohamed Morsi left, Tuesday, December 4, the presidential palace in Cairo, near which the Police faced demonstrators participating in a new day of mobilization against the Egyptian president accused of authoritarian tendencies. Mohamed Morsi's departure from the palace has been confirmed by several sources close to the presidency and its security services.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Dec 4th, 2012 at 02:04:50 PM EST
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Egypt's Mursi leaves palace as police battle protesters | Reuters

(Reuters) - Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, presidency sources said.

Officers fired teargas at up to 10,000 demonstrators angered by Mursi's drive to hold a referendum on a new constitution on December 15. Some broke through police lines around his palace and protested next to the perimeter wall.

The crowds had gathered nearby in what organizers had dubbed "last warning" protests against Mursi, who infuriated opponents with a November 22 decree that expanded his powers. "The people want the downfall of the regime," the demonstrators chanted.

"The president left the palace," a presidential source, who declined to be named, told Reuters. A security source at the presidency also said the president had departed.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Dec 4th, 2012 at 02:05:27 PM EST
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"We can all be prosperous but we can't all be rich." Ian Welsh
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Tue Dec 4th, 2012 at 09:13:40 PM EST

NZ waka due to end epic voyage across Pacific - National - NZ Herald News

Two New Zealand waka are due to arrive at Easter Island tomorrow after an epic three-month voyage across the Pacific using only traditional navigation techniques.

On board one of the waka, Te Aurere, will be 80-year-old master waka builder Hekenukumai "Hec" Busby from the Far North.

Mr Busby, who is credited with reviving the lost arts of traditional Polynesian navigation and building ocean-going waka, built both vessels at his workshop in Doubtless Bay.

Although he could not take part in the whole 5000-nautical-mile journey, he is due to arrive on Easter Island by plane today, and will then be taken to the waka by boat. The waka are due to make landfall tomorrow.

Te Aurere and Ngahiraka Mai Tawhiti left Auckland in August in an attempt to sail the southeastern side of the Polynesian triangle. The other sides of the triangle - from Aotearoa to Hawaii, and Hawaii to Rapanui (Easter Island) - have already been sailed by ocean-going waka hourua.

The waka made only two stops, at Tubuai and Mangareva, both in French Polynesia, and navigated using the sun, stars, moon, currents and marine life.

The sailors first sighted Rapanui at 1.34am on Thursday (Easter Island time) after more than three months at sea.



It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Wed Dec 5th, 2012 at 04:11:35 AM EST


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