“Wikileaks’ servers bomb-proof.”

Internet service providers often tell their clients that they offer “bullet-proof hosting.” Whistle-blower organization Wikileaks, it seems, will settle for nothing less than “bomb-proof.” Some portion of Wikileaks’ servers have been moved to the “Pionen” White Mountains data center owned by Swedish broadband provider Bahnhof, as first reported by Norwegian news site VG Nett last Friday. That data center will store Wikileaks’ data 30 meters below ground inside a Cold-War-era nuclear bunker carved out of a large rock hill in downtown Stockholm. Read More.

 

                 

 

 

               

           

 

                    Happily Butcher All Arabs .

Eden Abergil, the former IDF soldier who caused a worldwide stir by posting pictures of herself on Facebook posing near bound and blindfolded Palestinians, said Thursday: "I hate Arabs and wish them all the worst. I would happily kill them all, even butcher them." Abergil has received thousands of messages on the social networking site over the past few days, some of them sympathetic and others chastising. Read More.

      

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travellers to be searched for porn.

Australian customs officers have been given new powers to search incoming travelers' laptops and mobile phones for pornography, a spokeswoman for the Australian sex industry says. The Incoming Passenger Card for people entering Australia was recently changed to ask if they are carrying pornography. If passengers declare they are, customs officials will be able to conduct a search to assess whether the material is illegal. Customs confirmed the new reference to ''pornography'' on the cards, and noted that, in conducting searches, officers were trained to apply ''tact and discretion'' in dealing with passengers.

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turkish women 'shouldn't laugh loudly'

Turkish women have flooded Twitter with happy snaps in response to comments made by the country’s deputy prime minister that they shouldn't laugh loudly in public. We take a look at some of the best. "A man should be moral but women should be moral as well, they should know what is decent and what is not decent," Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said in a speech.Intent on having the last laugh, Turkish women responded to the comments with a tide of photos on social media; Read More.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penis size jokes.

A US airport security screener allegedly beat up his colleague for poking fun at the size of his penis during testing of full-body image scanners. Rolando Negrin was arrested after attacking a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) worker at the parking lot of Miami International Airport, The Miami Herald reported yesterday. Negrin had been the butt of his colleagues' jokes for a year after the security scanners - which are used to detect foreign objects hidden under a person's clothes, but also show a person's private parts - revealed he had a small penis. Read More.

          

                                            

Abolished forever in Australia.

THE death penalty has been abolished forever in Australia after Federal Parliament yesterday passed laws ensuring it could never be reinstated. Both sides of politics supported the move, which is largely seen as symbolic. The last time the death penalty was used was the hanging execution in 1967 of Ronald Ryan, guilty of shooting and killing prison officer George Hodson while escaping from Pentridge Prison in Melbourne.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where does it come from?

The Mafia is one of Italy's most famous exports; now it even has an atlas. The Mafia represents three criminal organizations - the 'Ndrangheta from Calabria, Cosa Nostra from Sicily and the Camorra from Naples. It has become a multinational enterprise with ''branches'' all over the world. Mr Forgione said Australia was ''colonised'' by the 'Ndrangheta, who used the proceeds of kidnapping in southern Italy to fund their legitimate and illegitimate business interests in Australia. "The Calabrian Mafia have a historical presence in Australia, but more recently the Napolitan Camorra has gained an important foothold in the counterfeiting of electrical appliances and clothing. Cities and suburbs that make the map include: Sydney, Helensburgh, Five Dock and Griffith in NSW; Melbourne and Wonthaggi in Victoria, Adelaide in South Australia; and Perth, Harvey, Bunbury and Hidden Valley in Western Australia. Also included are the names of those who have been convicted of, or associated with, Mafia-related crimes in Italy, and those who remain at liberty in Australia.

             

                        

                              US combat troops depart.

There was no grand farewell. Seven years and five months after the start of one of the most bitterly divisive wars of modern times, the remaining American combat forces left Iraq under the cover of darkness to head home. The "last patrol" of 362 military vehicles and 1,820 soldiers began pulling out from Baghdad just after midnight, retracing the route they had taken at the time of the invasion. The troops of the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, many of them veterans of the country's ferocious insurgency, were on their way out through the Euphrates valley to Kuwait. Read More.

 

 

 

 

 

French parliament condemns Islamic veil.

The French parliament on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the full-face Islamic veil as an affront to the nation's values, setting the stage for a law banning it. The vote in the National Assembly put France on course to become the second European country after Belgium to declare the wearing of the burqa or the niqab illegal in public places. Read More.

 

          

                            

     WHAT OUR CHILDREN ARE DYING FOR IN AFGHANISTAN.

Afghanistan is still the source of almost all of the heroin sold in the world. Diacetylmorphine (better known as heroin) was derived from morphine in 1874 and brought to market by Bayer in 1898. Heroin is approximately 1.5-2 times more potent than morphine on a milligram-for-milligram basis. They both come from the Opium Poppy.  The opium harvest in Afghanistan this year will be one of the biggest on record. The Pentagon and the State Department are reportedly split over how heroin production should be tackled in the country. While the Pentagon insists that the military operations in Afghanistan should be limited to fighting terrorists, while the State Department thinks armed forces should tackle opium production.  So in summation, what you and your colleagues are fighting, getting maimed for life, and dying for, are:  1. The installation of pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil, and:
2. Control of the drug trade, which, by the way, the Taliban had almost completely eradicated. Read More.