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This one is not only marvellous because of what you can see, but because the one who sings is my favorite singer, Josh Groban:

And, for me, the best of all of the videos from Cirque du Soleil:

Enjoy them!

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h/t: The last Ditch.

 

 

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One of the things that were more shocking about the leftist opposition to Aznar in the 2 years before the 2004 elections was precisely the systematic agressions on PP members. But, as Aznar and PP considered that the possibility of punishing them criminally was possibly going to surge the conflict, no one was punished nor even criminally prosecuted nor any process was begun because of these attacks.
There has been 4 days of campaign in these elections and yet there had been 8 agressions on PP members:
13.05.07. Burgos. Unknown people attack the campaign office of the PP in the Burgos’ quarter of Gamonal. Some painting balls were shot in the exterior walls of the office.
13.05.07. San Agustín de Guadalix (Madrid). Unknown people destroyed the scenery for a meeting and the exterior cristals of the party offices in this peaceful -normally- village in the north mountains in the Autonomous Community of Madrid.
13.05.07. Alcorcón (Madrid). Radicals beat and insult two militants of PP who were giving electoral propaganda after a football game between Alcorcón and Orense. 15 people got near the PP’s van and “insulted, threw stones at them and had baseball sticks”, according to the popular candidat in this other Madrid’s village, Fernando Díaz Robles.
12.05.07. Pinto (Madrid). The PP members of this locality -also from Madrid- denounces that they have been called “fascists” by some paintings in the exterior walls of their offices.
12.05.07. Móstoles (Madrid). Some menacing paintings appear in the offices of PP in this other Madrid’s village.
12.05.07. Valencia. A home-made artifact explodes in the lateral side of the office of PP in Valencia, st. Beato Gaspar Bono. The explosion caused damages in a window.
12.05.07. Bilbao. Pro-ETA terrorists beat and throw stones to the PP speaker in Sondica, Nerea Alzola, and the PP candidate to councilor of the village of Ermua, Virginia Arroyo, when they were sticking electoral propaganda in the square Sagrado Corazón in Bilbao. These are these two brave women: Virginia Arroyo,first -who was punched in the face and has a broken tooth- and Nerea Alzola, who has been threatened by ETA terrorists repeatedly.

11.05.07. Morales del Vino (Zamora). The PP candidate to the city’s Major, José María Barrios, that is the actual Major and temporal vice-president of the Zamora’s province Diputation, denounced the United Left Candidate before the Civil Guard after insulting, menacing and scratching and breaking his shirt. The United Left candidate also menaced his son, a minor.

Today, the Madrid’s Major Alberto Ruiz Gallardón, Ana Botella y Pedro Calvo were insulted fueron in a meeting held in Villa de Vallecas (11.30 this morning).
One of the insulting bodies, who received the PP candidates calling them “killers“, was identified by PP members as the district’s PSOE speaker, Amalia Rodríguez Alonso. The socialist shouted several times “killers” and then she shouted Ana Botella, Aznar’s wife and one of Madrid’s councilors, shouting her: “tell your husband about the dead of Santa Eugenia”, in reference to the March 11 bombings.

The PSOE candidates and, especially, the President of the Government, Zapatero, have said nothing about this. What is more, the Minister of Justice, Mr. Bermejo, has asked to vote PSOE to “give PP a good laxative” because PP “has a partial mind constipation”.

At the same time, Alfonso Alonso, PP candidate to be Vitoria’s Major, has said that “no PP member will give a stride back in the today’s climate of pressure“.

Rajoy has also called on Zapatero to guarantee the Basque PP candidates’ freedom when campaigning.

Others blogging about this subject:

Batiburrillo: We are living in a totally anormal country regarding democratic values. No one can be deceived on this. When an ex-President of the Government, Felipe González Márquez, calls “MSM rubbish” to the most popular journalists in Spain, when a Minister -even if she is a women’s share Minister, she is a Minister- expresses publicly her wish of killing the President of the Autonomous Community of Madrid, or when the main opposition party goes from agression to agression (we wrote before LD about this here), and at the same time, is labeled as a “far-right-extremist”, something is not working in this country.

Desde el Exilio: writes about the reaction in Menéame, a web similar to Digg but in Spanish, in which some people are laughing about Virginia Arroyo and Nerea Alzola.

Elentir points out the total contradiction in PSOE’s arguments: the PSOE speaker in Parliament -I think he is…- Mr López Garrido, has said today that PP members are the speakers of ETA!!!

Espacio Liberal congratulates PP members for their behaviour regarding the agressions.

Anghara links Spanish leftist writer Elvira Lindo in a very good article: “Spain is full of fascists”. She ironically, describes the situation like this “oh, thank God there were those guardian angels, knowing about the riot-like deed these two young women were doing -referring to Nerea Alzola and Virginia Arroyo-, left their pintxito and arrived there to give them both a lesson”.

La Verdad os Hará Libres considers that it is inevitable to link these events with the agressions to PP offices before the 2004 elections.

Prevost titles his post “The violent left: Alcorcón and Guadalix”. He also links to Criterio in which they report about the violence against Catalan party Ciutadans. The independentists, calling the Ciutadans “españolistas”, have arrived at the entry of the Civic Center Fort Pienc of Barcelona where Ciutadans’ MP in Catalan Parliament, Alfonso Robles, was giving a conference. The Police had to arrive to protect the people who were attending the conference.

El Cerrajero, Caballero ZP and Cambiemos el Mundo also write about this.

Hazte Oir.org, the Spanish citizen platform, has launched the “Operation PP propaganda” to go to Bilbao on May 20th, to help Alzola and Arroyo in their quest with PP propaganda. I have known it thanks to Adosinda.

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Riots continue in Paris after Sarkozy wins.

Spanish press roundup:

Continúan los incidentes en Francia tras la victoria de Sarkozy – 20minutos.es

Los disturbios en Francia dejan un total de 270 detenidos y 367 coches quemados | elmundo.es

En total 270 personas fueron detenidas y 367 coches quemados. Según las cifras del balance cerrado a las 6.00 hora local (4.00 GMT) por la Dirección General de la Policía Nacional (DGPN), de ese total de coches incendiados, 172 fueron destruidos en la región de Ile-de-France, de ellos menos de una decena en París.

Riots in France produce 270 detained and 367 burned cars.

Radicales Libres: ¿Contra quién va ese elogio? In this post it’s described how Zapatero greeted Sarkozy’s victory:”the leader of the UMP represents an open and modern right able to drive the longing for change in a country which is called to regain the self-confidence“. Hmm, yes, of course, now Sarkozy is a wonderful man, just in case he does not agree with you in immigration and anti-terrorist matters…

¿Contra quién va ese elogio? decía Unamuno, advirtiendo la incapacidad de los españoles para alabar sin segundas a nadie. Zp pertenece a esa estirpe y ni siquiera en un acto tan institucional como la felicitación a nuevo jefe de estado electo es capaz de omitir su revanchismo, al decir que el líder del UMP “representa a una derecha abierta y moderna capaz de encauzar el anhelo de cambio de un país llamado a recuperar la confianza en si mismo“. Conocemos lo suficiente al personaje para constatar que, al elogiar así a Sarkozy, menospreciaba implícitamente al Partido Popular.

Batiburrillo: España-Francia: Aversión y regocijo “Rajoy must take into account that in France has been blown up that false myth of the left is always the winner when the turnout is big. And absurd myth that has never had taken into account the high abstention, for example, of the non-nationalists in the Spanish Autonomous Communities’ elections and in their different statutory referenda”.
Por otra parte, y espero que Rajoy haya tomado buena nota, en Francia ha saltado por los aires ese falso mito de que la izquierda siempre gana cuando el porcentaje de votantes es muy alto. Un mito absurdo que jamás ha tenido en cuenta la alta abstención, por ejemplo, de los no nacionalistas en todas las elecciones autonómicas y sus respectivos refrendos estatutarios. Un mito al uso del perdedor —pongamos el centrista Piqué— que en Cataluña ya había sido desterrado cuando Vidal-Quadras, nuestro Sarkozy despilfarrado en labores europeas, demostró que era posible llegar a la gente con un lenguaje claro y firme, que incluyese tanto la denuncia de la política indigna como la exaltación de los valores más apreciados desde siempre. Quizá por eso mismo sigue en Europa.

Sarkozy ha ganado dos veces (Act.) » Desde el exilio As the left does not know how to lose, the best thing to do is to send their representatives to the streets to make Royal menaces’ a reality.

como la izquierda no sabe perder, lo mejor es mandar a los esbirros a la calle (vía Calle 1440)para hacer realidad las amenazas de la Royal.

Left: the riots in Nantes.

Right: Anti-riot police in La Place de la Concorde.

Anyway, don’t panic: the number of burned carns have not being so abundant as in other nights. The National General Direction of the Police have said that the numbers were not very bigger than the ones burned in the last National Day (July, 14th, 2006) or the ones who are being registered on the Dec. 31st. During the 2005’s riots more than 1000 cars were burned each night.

La Razon | Digital

La DGPN comentó que esas cifras fueron sólo algo superiores a las de destrucción de vehículos en la Fiesta Nacional del 14 de julio de 2006, y estuvieron por debajo de las que se vienen registrando en los últimos años en Nochevieja. Durante los disturbios que estallaron en Francia en el otoño de 2005, algunas noches más de 1.000 coches fueron pasto de las llamas.

Sarkozy’s triomph or and hopeful message for all the people who hate the hipocryte left:
El triunfo de Sarkozy o un mensaje de esperanza para quienes abominan de la izquierda hipócrita – elConfidencial.com

La victoria de Sarko está llena de lecturas, casi todas buenas, para España y para los millones de españoles que, respetuosos con la hermosa diversidad de esta gran nación de siglos, desean una España unida capaz de mirarse todas las mañanas al espejo sin avergonzarse, capaz de integrar a todos en un proyecto colectivo, capaz de convertirse en el mejor baluarte de la prosperidad y la libertad individuales. A través de un discurso duro, directo y sin complejos, Sarko ha reivindicado la vocación de una Francia que “no es de derechas ni de izquierdas, porque para mí solo hay un pueblo, el pueblo de Francia”.

Disturbios tras la elección de Sarkozy | elmundo.es

Anti-riot police in Toulouse before a barricade, built by the protesters (Foto: AP / Remy Gabalda)

Le président Sarkozy est à Malte And Sarkozy is in Malta for relaxing. Looks like he is going to need it, viewing what is waiting for him dans la cité de l’amour.

Fin du suspense! On connaît désormais le lieu où le nouveau chef de l’Etat passera quelques jours avant la passation des pouvoirs avec Jacques Chirac prévue vers le 17 mai. Nicolas Sarkozy est arrivé lundi en début d’après-midi à Malte à bord d’un avion privé, a annoncé la télévision maltaise. L’information a été confirmé un peu plus tard par une source policière française.

Bastille: intervention de la police

Publié le 07 mai 2007 à 21h50 Bastille: intervention de la police Les CRS sont intervenus en force contre des manifestants anti-Sarkozy qui brisaient des vitrines près de la Bastille, arrestant sans ménagement plusieurs d’entre eux. Dans le rue du Chemin vert, une charge de police a permis aux forces de l’ordre d’interpeller certains des manifestants qui avaient brisé sur leur chemin une quarantaine de vitrines de magasins.

The Anti-riot police intervened against demonstrators anti-Sarkozy who were breaking glasses near La Bastille, and a lot of them were arrested. In the Chemin vert St., a police charge has permitted to interview some of the demonstrators who had broken more than 40 shops’ glasses.

Blue Star Chronicles: France elects a new President Nicholas Sarkozy and Burns Again.

Publius Pundit has an excellent round-up of blogs.

The ASTUTE BLOGGERS write the Joos win again, about Sarko winning the Presidence.

Gateway Pundit: Sarkozy’s Islamophobia May Be Cause of French Rioting Yes, and they quote the part in which he said that NO BURQA and NO POLIGAMY in France…

[…] they can all point the finger to themselves. They are all to blame, as is their socialist ideology. Socialism has had its day; socialism has brought moral decline, high unemployment rates, weak, unstable economies, huge governments, regulation in just about every area of one’s life; it has caused something called personal responsibility to disappear; it has brought moral relativism; it has learned us that we cannot be proud of our respective country; it has made large groups of people unnecessarily dependent on the government; it has forced us to accept the failed concept of multiculturalism; it has taught us (I mean Europeans in general with that) that whatever you do, you have to be politically correct; it has created an environment in which one is not allowed to name problems, let alone deal with them; it has taught us that criminals are not to blame for their crimes, society as a whole is and that they, therefore, should be coddled instead of punished… oef, the list goes on and on. Socialism has weakened France, and Europe as a whole; it is time to get rid of it.

Bwahhhhhhhhaaaa!!! Le Monde is very, very, very sad and angry after Sarko’s victory. Look at this interview: Le Monde.fr : La victoire de Sarkozy est “une revanche de la droite qui ne s’est reconnue ni dans Giscard, ni dans Chirac” Philippe Ridet, from the Le Monde Staff says -the guy in the left-:

Philippe Ridet : Les deux. Il y a dans la victoire de Sarkozy, incontestablement, une revanche de la droite qui ne s’est reconnue ni dans le septennat de Giscard d’Estaing, et encore moins dans les deux mandats de Chirac, qu’elle a trouvés, pour le premier, trop teinté de centrisme, et pour les seconds, trop inspirés par le radicalisme socialiste. Cela dit, ce succès souligne aussi l’échec de la gauche morale et bien-pensante.

Je suis persuadé qu’une grande partie des électeurs ont exprimé une forme de ras-le-bol vis-à-vis du magistère moral qu’exercent la gauche, les artistes et les intellectuels en France depuis 1968. Les images de people venant défendre les expulsés de Cachan, par exemple, ou voler au secours des SDF du canal Saint-Martin, ont, selon moi, profondément exaspéré une partie du petit peuple de droite.
Summarising: “There is in Sarkozy’s victory, without doubt, a revenge from the right that did not ricognise itself in the 7-year mandate of Giscard d’Estaing, and even less in the 2 terms of Chirac, that they found, very inspired by the Socialist radicalism. That said, this success underlines also the failure of the moral and bien-pensante left”.

If you can understand French just consider the contempt this man has for the right, which is even agressive in the second paragraph cited.

And now, this is the Spanish joke of the Sarko moment: Mr. Zapatero -who supported Ségo and really hates Sarko, who has repeatedly voiced his admiration for the fascist-genocidal-dictatorial-Fraco-ish-…. Aznar- is a jinx for the foreign candidates: He supported Kerry saying he was going to win over Bush, and then Bush won. Then he supported Schröder and this last one lost the elections. Later he called Merkel a failure and she is German President. Later on, he went to support the European Constitution in a meeting with Chirac -when he said “L’Españ voté ui“, instead of “L’Espagne a voté oui” or “Les espagnols ont supporté la Constitution“- and France overwhelmingly voted no: Blog del Movimiento Anti-ZP: ZP sigue siendo un gafe para los candidatos europeos

Siempre le pasa igual: cuando Rodríguez Zapatero (ZP) intenta ayudar a un candidato en plena campaña electoral, lo que hace en realidad es hundirle hasta el fondo. Pasó con Schröder y ha sucedido de nuevo con Ségolène Royal. Claro que estas cosas siguen pasando porque el socialismo español es totalmente desmemoriado, amnésico.

Sarkozy’s victory is a symptom of what has really changed: A report published by the Spanish Defense Ministry says that the only leaders who could revert he “preogressive decline” of Europe are Merkel and Sarkozy. The report made by the Real Instituto Elcano and the Spanish Institute for Strategis Studies, underlines that Europe now is passing a time of “progressive decline” in which there is no strategic leadership nor leaders who could revert this situation, except German President Merkel and the French just-elected Sarkozy. It also points out that the use of WMD by terrorist groups is “more feasible“, each day that passes.
El informe “Panorama Estratégico 2006-2007”, elaborado por el Real Instituto Elcano y el Instituto Español de Estudios Estratégicos (IEEE) y editado por el Ministerio de Defensa, subraya que la Europa actual atraviesa un “progresivo declive” en el que no cuenta con “dirección estratégica” ni con líderes que puedan poner fin a esta situación, excepto la canciller alemana, Ángela Merkel, y el presidente electo francés, Nicolás Sarkozy. Además, señala que el uso de armas de destrucción masiva por grupos terroristas es “cada día más factible”.

Lastly, a video. Yes, I know, there are comparisons that are totally hateful and I am sure Zapatero would lose if we compare him with… Tony Blair… I am referring myself to the video Mr Blair has issued for féliciter Monsieur Sarkozy pour sa victoire. With you, Blair, en parlant Français:

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A friend of mine has sent me the link to these two videos in You Tube. They are about a debate hosted by Digital TV Libertad Digital about Cuban situation today and the country’s prospects. Really interesting -debate is in Spanish though-.

Primera parte:

Segunda parte:

El blog de Jorge Moragas (Popular Party MP): Los 300 de Cuba.

Patético, vergonzoso y humillante para todos los demócratas cubanos, españoles y europeos. En el útimo minuto la dictadura cubana se mofó de España. En la rueda de prensa final, el Canciller cubano Pérez Roque hizo saltar por los aires el compromiso que un ingenuo o incapaz Moratinos nos pretendía vender como un éxito:Así, del acordado y raquítico mecanismo político bilateral para hablar de Derechos Humanos entre España y Cuba quedaban excluidos manu militari los presos políticos y de conciencia cubanos que se pudren en las carceles de los Castro. A Zapatero y a su Gobierno que se ha ido de Procesión de Semana Santa a Cuba les han tomado el pelo como a unos pringadillos en viaje de fin de curso al Caribe. Ellos sólos se han metido en la trampa de la dictadura y su soberbia terminal y su fascinación por la ingeniería social castrista les ha empujado ignorar los llamamientos no sólo del PP y de Mariano Rajoy a la cabeza, sino de otros como: los mismos disidentes, Reporteros sin Fronteras, Amnistía Internacional, las Damas de Blanco, Oswaldo Payá y el Proyecto Varela, el Comité Internacional de Protección de Periodistas(Openheimer, Conkrite, Amanpour y otros fachas…) así como de ese Corazón de Europa que debería ser el Parlamento Europeo. Todos ellos, todos nosotros somos simples voces que claman en el desierto moral de este insensible Gobierno hippypiji.

El blog de Gustavo de Arístegui (Popular MP): Cuba, Venezuela y el populismo.

Es simplemente insultante que el ministro de Asuntos Exteriores diga que se va a hablar de todo, incluso de derechos humanos sin que se haga mención alguna a los presos políticos y de conciencia de Cuba. Nadie ha contestado desde el gobierno socialista a la repugnante declaración del ministro de exteriores cubano Pérez-Roque tildando a los presos políticos de mercenarios y terroristas.

Es triste, patético y escandaloso que el gobierno haya llegado hasta este nivel de entreguismo y claudicación. Convendría recordarle al gobierno socialista que hoy España bajo gobierno socialista no va a poder jugar papel relevante alguno en la transición cubana –palabra por cierto proscrita y maldita por el régimen cubano, lo que confirma su inmovilismo. Los disidentes rechazan de plano la vergonzosa política del gobierno socialista hacia Cuba, el Régimen cubano nos desprecia y nos da por descontados y los Estados Unidos (Republicanos y Demócratas por igual) desconfían del actual gobierno de España.

Related posts: Anti-Castro website launches an anti-Spain campaign.


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FT.com / World / Europe


Turkey’s largest internet services provider shut down access to the YouTube video-sharing web site on Wednesday after a court ruling that some of its content insulted Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. The decision followed days of furious insult-sharing among Turkish and Greek users of the popular and controversial site.



The result was a flood of complaints to the site and to the media from Turkish users angered by what one newspaper said were “fanatic Greeks broadcasting videos” insulting Ataturk. Turk Telekom acted first by removing the offending items, but a court ordered access to the site to be blocked late on Tuesday after prosecutors brought a case against YouTube.



A message posted on the site late on Wednesday said access had been suspended following a decision by an Istanbul court. One video posted on the site allegedly claimed that Ataturk and Turks were “homosexuals”. Ataturk, who died in 1938, is a revered figure in Turkey and it is a crime to “insult” him or state institutions. Many writers, including the Nobel literature laureate Orhan Pamuk, have faced trial for work that allegedly breaches this law.


Turkish court orders YouTube blocked – Yahoo! News

The video prompting the ban allegedly said Ataturk and the Turkish people were homosexuals, news reports said. The CNN-Turk Web site featured a link allowing Turks to complain directly to YouTube about the “insult.”



On its front page on Wednesday, the newspaper Hurriyet said thousands of people had written YouTube and that the Ataturk videos had been removed from the site. “YouTube got the message,” the headline said. Insulting Ataturk or “Turkishness” is a crime in Turkey punishable by prison.

So someone in a video insults Turks and a whole site of internet is shut?? Wouldn’t it be sufficient to remove it?

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Un juzgado turco ha ordenado el acceso a YouTube después de que durante la semana pasada hubiera una “guerra” entre griegos y turcos en el sitio de internet. El cierre se ha realizado en base al mismo artículo por el que se condenó al famoso escritor Orhan Pamuk.



Al parecer, en uno de los vídeos se decía que Ataturk y los turcos eran homosexuales. La CNN de Turquía puso a disposición de sus usuarios la posibilidad de mandar una queja a YouTube. Así que mucha gente escribió a Google quejándose.



Me parece una decisión totalmente injustificada. Incluso si consideramos que el vídeo era insultante -que lo era…-, no me parece normal que impidan el acceso a TODO un portal sólo porque hay UN vídeo (o VARIOS) que sean insultantes.



Incluso quitar el vídeo me parece un poco excesivo…, teniendo en cuenta lo mal que se llevan griegos y turcos.




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