Monthly Archives: May 2015

Mohamed Merah killings boost Sarko’s chances in impending French election

From The Periscope Post:

Commentators are saying that questions of multiculturalism, integration, immigration and social cohesion have never been more relevant; many note that it must not be forgotten that communities should be involved, not alienated. The effect on French politics seems to have been that President Nicolas Sarkozy, up for re-election in May, is resurgent; others say that far right politicians such as Marine Le Pen will now be able to take the stage.

Though offered negotiations, Merah “wanted to go down in a hail of bullets. He got his final wish.” (The Guardian)

Crisis in Toulouse Alters French Presidential Campaign

— J.M. Berger (@intelwire) March 23, 2012

The New York Times:

With the candidate of the National Front, Marine Le Pen, calling for a “war on these fundamentalist political religious groups who are killing our children,” it was easy for President Nicolas Sarkozy to take the high road in the sharp political reaction to the terrorist acts of Mohammed Merah, who was killed by the police on Thursday in Toulouse after himself claiming responsibility for killing seven people.

Marine Le Pen of the National Front lashed out at fundamentalists.

Despite the failure of the French state to catch Mr. Merah before his rampage or to capture him alive, the killings have nonetheless altered the tone of the presidential campaign, which was briefly suspended, tilting it — at least for a little while — in Mr. Sarkozy’s favor.

Despite having built a reputation for toughness on crime and for polarizing comments about immigrants and Islam, Mr. Sarkozy quickly donned the calming, sober cloak of leadership, incarnating France, casting himself as the president who unites and protects, rather than the candidate who divides.!/casualsunitednt/status/183166747577286656

DTN France: POLITICS: Toulouse Tragedy: a turning point in the presidential race?: Toulouse: the name of this pr…

— DTN France (@DTNFrance) March 23, 2012

Hey #Sarkozy, that Merah terrorist doesn't ring a bell at all? the #Libya ns u & ur NATO buddies killed&refused to investigate their death?

— تمارا Tamara (@_Syriana_) March 23, 2012

"Le suspect est Mohammed Merah, 24 ans, Français d'origine algérienne." Le président est N.Sarkozy, 57 ans Français d'origine hongroise.

— Zé Palhaço Show ™ (@ZePalhaco) March 21, 2012

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Pope Benedict XVI joins Twitter, vile hate starts before his first tweet

Twitter is buzzing today, as Pope Benedict XVI ‘s new Twitter account has been revealed. The buzz started yesterday, when it was reported that the pope would launch a personal Twitter account.

RT @cnn: Pope to open a personal Twitter account.

— Jim Roberts (@nytjim) December 2, 2012

Where’s the Pope?

— Bill Hemmer (@BillHemmer) December 3, 2012

Many thought the account would be under the handle @benedictusppxvi, and started following that account in anticipation.

Hours before officially joining @twitter, @benedictusppxvi — Pope Benedict XVI –has 10k followers.…

— Luis Velarde (@velarde_luis) December 3, 2012

@richarddawkins The Pope’s newborn account @benedictusppxvi has 0 tw but alreadyover 10K followers. But whom is he going to follow?

— citypat1 (@citypatarantola) December 3, 2012

But, the correct account is @Pontifex.

Pope’s Twitter handle @pontifex, first Tweet Dec. 12 will be a Q&A format: – VW

— The Associated Press (@AP) December 3, 2012

The account’s follower numbers are growing by the second!

The number of people following the Pope is increasing by thousands per second… @pontifex

— Richard Vranch (@richardvranch) December 3, 2012

The Pope hasn’t even started Tweeting yet and he already has 11K followers @pontifex

— Ryan Evans (@EvansRyan202) December 3, 2012

As for whom the pope is following?

The @pontifex is following 6 versions of himself. The Pope’s a Hindu?

— The Mad Hatter (@dhruvster) December 3, 2012

“Vatican officials have said they hope that all the fake Pope accounts will stop once the official account has launched.”

— Helen Lewis (@helenlewis) December 3, 2012

Ah, keeping tabs, perhaps. Alas, The Vatican will soon realize that fake accounts won’t end any time soon. This is Twitter!

Chuck Grassley welcomes Pope Benedict XVI as only he can.

Welcome to Twitter Pope Benedict. U will find it useful and interesting

— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) December 3, 2012

“U.” They are totally buddies!

Sweet, Pope Benedict is getting a Twitter account. Everyone get your best bile and hate ready to chuck his way !

— lotti haxell (@chocolotti) December 3, 2012

Ugh. Sadly and predictably, that did start.

Memo to self: tweeting about the Pope invites even nastier replies. #twitter

— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) December 3, 2012

Hey Pope, maybeyou can start by apologising to everyone.

— um diddly idle (@umdiddly) December 3, 2012

Roseanne Barr, of course, joins in the hate.

the pope is just another man in a dress telling women what to do.

— Roseanne Barr (@TheRealRoseanne) December 2, 2012

And others follow vile suit.

Hahaha The Pope Has Twitter Accounts Now Let’s Hit This Bitch Up With Some Hate Tweets.

— Cody Phillips (@CodyPhillipsss) December 3, 2012

The Pope will fit right in on Twitter. We too have no idea how to responsibly handle allegations of paedophilia.

— Tom Freeman (@SnoozeInBrief) December 3, 2012

Hey @pontifex hahaha fuck off pope go back to middle ages n take ur backwards mind set w/ u

— Josh Guðmundsdóttir (@hxxxwl) December 3, 2012

OMG I can’t wait to fuck with the Pope

— jon donofrio (@HiYourJon) December 3, 2012

@damiancoyle After having had The Smiling Pope and the cuddly-looking John Paul II, they had to go for a Pope who was an unmitigated bastard

— Joe Shepherd (@dismalplaces) December 3, 2012

The pope can fuck right off

— Paul (@PaulMunby) December 3, 2012

Today is fuck the Pope day… he just a man..take his robe off and he aint shit.

— Mad Mandy (@LETSGETBUSY77) December 3, 2012

The Pope on Twitter….fuck off. #catholicchurch

— Essex Boy (@MadeInEssex) December 3, 2012

Fuck the pope

— Fergus Macdougall (@Feeergusss) December 3, 2012

I don’t fuck with the pope kuz the last couple of them liked to fuck with boys

— Merel L’s Mandrake (@PrinceQue5t) December 3, 2012

“@cnn: Pope to open a personal Twitter account.” how many DM cock pic requests before his gets shut down?

— Dirty Penny (@naughty_touch) December 3, 2012

The pope is on Twitter! Yay now I can let him know how much I hate him!…

— Manuel Meschiari (@manukalel) December 3, 2012

@bbcworld @pontifex. Hey Pope piss up a rope you old bastard

— The Outlaw (@outlawluv69) December 3, 2012

Oh, vom. The Pope is about to join us on Twitter. Just what we need: more patriarchal, brainwashing, homophobic shit.

— Page 45 (@PageFortyFive) December 3, 2012

The great thing about Ratzinger’s twitter is that we can finally report the Pope for abuse. Abuse of boys, human rights & twitter @pontifex

— Oliver Taylor (@theolivertaylor) December 3, 2012

Pope is going to make a Twitter account and going to make the first tweet himself. Calling it will be “Where’s all the choir boys at?”

— Daniel (@GritThoseTeeth) December 3, 2012

The Pope has joined Twitter! The Catholic Church brining their pursuit of young boys into the 21st century….

— Simon Young(@SimonDyoung) December 3, 2012

Pope is looking to open a twitter account! Well twitter is probably the best place if he’s gonna be looking for young boys

— one neil lennon (@Aitchy94) December 3, 2012

The Pope will need some 14 year old boys to sort out his #Twitter glitches….oh wait

— Sukus Spookus (@Sukyspook) December 3, 2012

Pope will probably DM all the little boys on twitter

— Brown Jesus (@_ItzRozay) December 3, 2012

The Pope is getting his own twitter handle? Hide your little boys and call Chris Hansen!

— Dugless206 (@Dugless206) December 3, 2012

Molesting 3-year old boys just like that paedophile Faggot pope Benedict XVI does #leaveitin2012

— The Bible Lied (@antibible_t) December 3, 2012

@aaronmn7 The Pope is getting Twitter today. Another way to follow little boys I suppose.

— ♡ Laura Muse (@LauraMuse_) December 3, 2012


Will the Pope be able to fit all that gay hate into 140 characters or will there be space for an attack on condoms and women

— Darren(@DarnEther) December 3, 2012

Really? This coming from people who gay-bait and bash constantly. And lady parts peddling, of course: See, the pope totally hates women, what with all that trying to protect them from being killed in the womb. Monster! Another thing that the haters don’t understand; the pope loves them, no matter what they say or do, and always will.

Haters, heal thyselves.

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Looking To Get New Furniture? Read This

After a stressful day, where do you relax? What helps you to sleep at night? Furniture is crucial to our everyday lives. Your home would be dull and boring with no furniture – not to mention extremely uncomfortable! Keep reading for some great tips on shopping for furniture.

When you search for new furniture, consider your color options carefully. Bold colors might not match when you change your decor. Choose neutral shades in the big pieces and bold shades in the little ones.

One great thing to do when you have a family that eats at the table in the kitchen is to buy a table with a tile top. These tables are quick to clean and disinfect. You can find such tables with chairs or bench seating alike.

TIP! Browse in local thrift stores. You may not go to thrift stores a lot or maybe you’ve never gone to thrift stores in the past.

Multi-use furniture is great for the office. For example, a armoire is a perfect place to put your wireless printer and extra printing supplies. Furniture storage that can enhance the tidiness of your office are pieces to be considered highly.

Measuring the space in which you plan to place the furniture is a must. When you buy a bed, table or sofa, you need to make certain it will fit in the space. Guessing almost never works out well. This is crucial when you are buying things that can be expanded, like sleepers and recliners.

Search for furniture that is built sturdy. You should always try to opt for solid wood furniture as opposed to pressed wood. The back should be made of plywood instead of that cheap composite or cardboard. Put pressure on each side of the board and make sure it is immoveable.

TIP! Neutral furniture items are the best type for your home. A basic style will make it easier to mix or match them with other pieces.

Before purchasing a furniture piece, check out reviewers of the piece’s manufacturer online. You might not find exact same pieces, but you can get an idea for the reputation of the company regarding quality and customer service. That way, you will know if your new piece will have the backing of its manufacturer.

Who are the main group of people that will use the item of furniture that you are buying? If you happen to live solo, your furniture may get light use, but if children are in the house, you need sturdy items. If you have animals, think carefully about the fabrics and colors you decide on. It is quite common for pets to shed, and their hair will land on your sofas and chairs.

When you’re looking at used furniture, try it out. You really need to give it a work over by sitting on it, tipping it over and shaking it. Be sure it remains sturdy and that you can not find hidden damage. Check whether the manufacturer’s information is present on labels. This is an important factor to consider when deciding the value of the item.

TIP! Always know how much space you have available for a furniture piece before you go shopping. Whatever piece you are shopping for needs to fit in the space you intend to put it in.

When purchasing furniture for the first time, try not to buy very trendy or unique items. You’re going to end up realizing the style you chose is not going to last as long as you need to keep the furniture to mitigate the price that you paid. Instead, you should select neutral styles for expensive pieces so that they can easily be added with other pieces.

With the tips above, you should no longer worry about anything that is furniture related. You can head out and buy new pieces with confidence! Avoid stress and purchase what you desire. Now all you need to do is go shopping for furniture!

Effective Being A Parent Techniques You Have To Try

Raising a child is hard work, and no amount of advice or preparation can change that. Preparation and knowledge can have an effect, though, on the results that hard being a parent work brings. A helpful tip at the right time can make the raising a child process much easier. Continue reading to get a few tips that might solve some child-rearing problems.

If you are expecting a little one soon, resist the temptation to spend all of your money on baby products. Items such as cribs or changing tables can be purchased at lower prices through classified ads or stores such as Walmart. Another option would be to seek out hand-me-downs from friends and family.

Always consider what verbal and nonverbal messages you are giving your child. Let your children know they can count on you and trust you.

Although it is important to spend time with your kids, it is also important to take time for yourself. This allows you the keep your own identity, as well as that of being a parent.

Parents with teenagers should try to abstain from forcing their own preferences for college; letting the child decide what to do will make the teenager both happy, and responsible for their own mistake, if they believe it is one later on. When they feel pressured, teens may act in a perverse manner if they feel that someone is trying to control them.

TIP! While it is true that your children need and deserve your time, the truth is that you do as well. This allows you to retain your individuality along with your identity as a parent.

Establishing clear rules stated in positive language for family members to follow can be quite helpful in reducing conflict and helping your kids get along. “Touch gently” is a more positive way of stating a rule that does not allow hitting.

It’s important to make pit stops while on long-distance road trips so your children won’t become irritable. Although people may want to reach a destination quickly, children will be easier to deal with when they can run off steam. Stopping to eat, or at a park to let the kids play will make the journey a little better.

Use the family line when going through airport security with children. It is available in most airports. This way, you can take your time and you will not have to deal with other impatient travelers. Absolutely everything will have to be viewed in the x-ray machine, which includes the car seat, as well as all the kids shoes.

TIP! A little “me time” away from the company of your kids can be really important. Find a friend or relative who can care for your children for an hour or two.

Your children will build self-esteem if they play team sports, so encourage them to try. Strengthen the bond with your child by attending their games and ceremonies. Encourage their athletic, intellectual and creative abilities.

Good parents make the time to praise good behavior from their children. Children need affection and attention. If they cannot get it by acting well, they will try to get it by acting badly. Parents who do not give their children attention when they behave well are tempting fate and encouraging their children to act out in negative ways.

Create a written list of rules that your children must follow. It is also important that your children are aware of the ramifications if they decide not to adhere to them. If you set rules and limitations on kids they will know that you care about them. Setting rules will also make it easier to co-parent successfully with your spouse or partner.

TIP! Be sure that you put reflectors on your child’s backpack and coat if they walk around during early morning or evening hours, no matter how old they are. You can purchase this reflective material in Velcro-ed strips that are easy to apply and remove.

When potty training a toddler, be sure you walk him to the “potty” regularly. Your toddler hasn’t yet learned to let you know that he needs to go, and sometimes it’s too late. When you take them often, every couple of hours, this will make accidents less frequent. Taking the child on this regular schedule will help keep him or her reminded of where they must go when it is time.

There are countless good parents in the world, and many of them have a common bond: They did not come by their being a parent skills without effort. Seeking advice and opinions from other parents makes sense. No child is simple to deal with 100% of the time, so all parents can take heart in learning from others. Helpful raising a child tips can come from anywhere, and they are most welcome when they arrive.

Top Tips And Advice For Learning A New Hobby

Hobbies tend to get set aside due to the busy lifestyles that so many people live. It helps people relax. However, to fully enjoy your new hobby, there are certain things you must learn. Continue reading the article below to learn more about making hobbies fun.

When the end of the day sees you feeling overwhelmed with stress, a hobby could be the perfect prescription for relieving that anxiety. Remember that you need not make a living from a hobby, so there is no need to stick with things you already know how to do.

TIP! Be careful to set a realistic price for items you sell when you are trying to make some money from your hobby. Be sure charge an amount that will not only support your hobby but also turn a profit.

Never let your hobby consume your life. It’s good to enjoy a hobby, but you have to be sure you’re tending to your life as well. When you are missing out on important responsibilities, cut down on your hobby time.

If you wish you,could make money with some hobby but aren’t sure how, start by thinking about what makes you unique. Do you have skills that other people don’t have? Search for activities that other may not enjoy, but which you do. This is the proper way to begin.

Surfing is a great hobby that gets you out in the water. You can buy a used surfboard and take very inexpensive lessons. This is great for strengthening your leg muscles.

TIP! Talk to other people who share your hobby. Many people have different skill levels when it comes to hobbies.

Show people what you have accomplished in your hobby. The little things you do that involve other people can be very special. Hobbies offer you a way to spend time enjoying your passions. Show the world the hobbies you enjoy. Show everyone what you’re involved in. It will allow new doors to be open and new bonds can be formed.

Never feel guilty about pursuing things that you enjoy, as long as you allot time for them in your schedule and are not neglecting other essential things. Hobbies can help you find a great balance between fun and responsibility. Each plays a big role in life, so make sure you work on hobbies only when feasible.

Star Gazing

TIP! Photography is a great hobby that is much cheaper than it used to be. If you own a digital camera, you are ready to get going.

Try star gazing as a hobby. Star gazing is amazing because it allows you to discover new ways of looking at the sky above. You will value life infinitely more. All you need is a telescope and dark surroundings so that you’ll be able to see everything.

If you are an avid reader but hate dealing with book clutter, maybe selling part of your collection would be wise. You can get more space in your house, but you can get store credit or even cash. Reading is something that everyone can take part in.

Keep safety in mind when starting out with a new hobby. Read the directions carefully for any equipment that you use. Organize the area you use for your hobby, and remember to clean it up when you are finished. If you can, see if there is someone experienced in this hobby who could help you out. Your hobby will be very rewarding if you always practice safety first.

TIP! If you think your hobby could be a money maker, ask yourself how you can make it stand out. What are you good at that nobody else does? Think about things that only you want to do.

Hobbies can help you unwind from stress When your job keeps you on your toes, you could easily burn out. When you are done with a hard day, you can look forward to your hobby. Pick a hobby that is both relaxing and interesting.

Do you have the supplies needed for your hobby? Otherwise, you may be disappointed when you want to spend some time on your hobby but have to go out and buy supplies, instead. Be sure to do your research into which supplies are needed to ensure safety and enjoyment.

Begin a blog. Nowadays, lots of people use blogs for numerous purposes. Some blogs are meant to promote businesses, but others serve as a public journal. This is a great tool to help you relax after a long day, and you might even build a following. You can expand your social circle or turn it into a second income stream.

TIP! Horseback riding is fun and gets you outdoors. While on horseback, you could explore the wilderness, find hidden trails and discover new animals.

Hobbies are a great way to mingle with other individuals. Do you have the cash to put together a neighborhood get-together? If there are people who are reluctant to join in, encourage them to do so. Not only will it enhance your own skills, it makes your neighborhood bonds a lot stronger.

As this article has shown you, there are a lot of things about hobbies you probably didn’t even know about. To get the most out of a hobby you enjoy, these are things you have to know. Use the suggestions from the article to help you attain a new appreciation towards your favorite hobby.

This Is The Dumbest Criminal In The Entire World. When You See What He Did, You’ll Agree.

In a Texas community, the hunt was on for Damian and Rolando Lozano. The police believed the two suspects were responsible for 17 burglaries in the community. To aid their search, the police department posted a photo online asking for any information. To everyone’s surprise, someone posted a comment that led to the department apprehending the suspect. It was Rolando himself.

The police department in Rosenberg, Texas, posted this photo on November 18th, hoping to catch two criminals for burglarizing 17 cars.

Shortly after the image was posted one of the suspects, Rolando Lozano, commented on it. He was taunting the police.

… and minutes later, the police were able to track him down. Talk about saving the city’s tax dollars.

Congratulations, Rolando. Thanks to the internet, you were caught in record time AND now everyone knows how stupid you are.

This is the Facebook fail of the century.


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