Europe

Compare and Contrast: Part One

Suffer the little children.

Below are children being prepared for war.
1. Children in Palestine

COMPARE 2014

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CONTRAST

2. Children in Germany during WWII

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First it was the Japs, now it is the Poms, clamping down on welfare for migrants

Kiwis moan about their “entitlements” being eroded by Labour in Australia when Helen Clark sold them down the¬†river.

But migrant welfare bludgers are causing problems all around the world and just a few weeks ago the Japanese moved to limit entitlement to welfare.

Now the Poms are doing it too…a signal perhaps for Paula Bennett to look at toughening up our welfare eligibility rules too.

Migrants will be banned from receiving any benefits until they have contributed to Britain, under government plans to limit access to handouts.

David Cameron today announced the period for which European migrants can claim benefits is to be halved and recruitment agencies are to be banned from advertising jobs exclusively overseas.

But Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith revealed plans to go even further to secure EU agreement to stop benefits being paid to people who have not contributed to to the state, raising the prospect of handouts being linked to tax payments.

The Conservatives are forcing through further measures to deter so-called ‚Äėbenefit tourists‚Äô.

In January, the Government introduced rules that meant European migrants had to wait three months before they could claim out-of-work benefits ‚Äď and then could only claim for a maximum of six months. ¬†¬† Read more »

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100-year anniversary of the Great War

100-year anniversary of the Great War

100-year anniversary of the Great War

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Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

Cigar Industry, Milan, 1997

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Rare Historical Photos

Rare Historical Photos

Crowded ship bringing American troops back home.

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twitter map of Europe

 

This shows tweets made in Europe in location and language between Oct. 23 and Nov. 30, 2012, with each language shown in a different colour.

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Wolf Map

 

Distribution of wolves in Europe

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Europe - Russia - 2014

2014: Russia annexes the Ukrainian region of Crimea, after Russian troops invade and the area votes to secede from Ukraine. The vote and annexation is condemned internationally.

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Europe - USSR 1945

1945: Following the second world war, the Soviet Union extended its control into modern day Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and four Baltic states.

Part 2

 

How are the Germans getting on with green energy? …Not so well it turns out

The German economy is almost on its knees as a result of green energy policies that are failing to deliver.

Germany is in the middle of one of the most audacious and ambitious experiments a major industrial economy has ever attempted: To swear off nuclear power and run Europe’s largest economy essentially on wind and solar power.

There’s just one problem — it’s not really working.

The energy transformation, known as “Energiewende,” was meant to give Germany an energy sector that would be cleaner and more competitive, fueling an export-driven economy and helping to slash greenhouse-gas emissions. On that count, the policy has floundered: German emissions are¬†rising, not falling, because the country is burning increasing amounts of dirty coal. And electricity costs, already high, have kept¬†rising, making life difficult for small and medium-sized businesses that compete against rivals with cheaper energy.¬† Read more »