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Now it’s Bill Thinton: Former U.S.
President shows off trim look
after switching to vegan
diet two years ago

Daily Mail [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/17/2012 11:44:06 AM

He was once known for his love of junk food. But Bill Clinton´s efforts to slim down have clearly paid off. The former US President, 66, looked remarkably trim as he left a plush London restaurant on Thursday night. Mr Clinton had been enjoying a dinner with actor Kevin Spacey at the upmarket Scott´s seafood restaurant in Mayfair, after giving a speech in the capital. The former president, formerly known for his love of burgers, barbecue and junk food, changed to a strict vegan diet in 2010 after fears over his health. Clinton, 66, had quadruple bypass surgery in 2004

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He looks ill on these photos. The brown 3-piece suit doesn´t help.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: gerty, 11/17/2012 11:54:44 AM     (No. 9020608)

Talk about making a silk purse out of...!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: supersid, 11/17/2012 12:00:58 PM     (No. 9020625)

He looks great for 66, and has probably added years to his life by becoming a vegan. Americans are so surrounded by tub-o-lards that someone with a healthy BMI looks ´frail´ or ´ill´ to them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mamafrog, 11/17/2012 12:01:27 PM     (No. 9020626)

I don´t think Hillary will run four years from now if Bill is not up to it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tearza, 11/17/2012 12:02:52 PM     (No. 9020632)

We know he did not get thin from chasing Hillary around the house....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NYbob, 11/17/2012 12:03:00 PM     (No. 9020633)

Yeah, the Rhodes ´Scholar´ who cheered with the Russian Communists against America, who swindled people with whitewater, who stood by while AIDS infected blood from prisoners of the Arkansas prison system was sold to a blood bank in Canada, who took bribes from a Red Chinese general to allow missile tech to be sold to China, who made low sulfur coal acreage in the US southwest into a national ´park´ after a contribution from southeast Asian mining owners, who had private thugs threaten witnesses, who used state troopers to set up women for his sexual assualts, who lied to congress under oath, who treated the WTC bombing, etc. etc.... Yeah, I´m sure he looked great. The fawning, propagandist, neocommunist news media is the root of most of the ills of the world.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: angrywhitedude, 11/17/2012 12:04:13 PM     (No. 9020638)

I just assumed it was AIDS.

awd

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Reply 7 - Posted by: zzzghy, 11/17/2012 12:04:47 PM     (No. 9020640)

Vegan diet? Ok, whatever. Looks like a possible STD flareup, or worse. bubba looks sick in these photos, as in really sick, and they´re claiming it´s because he´s eating healthy for once in his life.

Sure. Nothing like a healthy diet to make a guy look like crap.

I also heard somewhere that he did not have sex with that woman, monica lewinsky.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: vrb8m, 11/17/2012 12:05:19 PM     (No. 9020642)

He looks hideous, just like every other vegan I´ve ever seen.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/17/2012 12:07:10 PM     (No. 9020646)

His time is running out. Portrait of Dorian Gray, and all that sort of thing.
I realize the Daily Mail is infatuated with Bill The Perv, but hey! Enough is enough!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nigella, 11/17/2012 12:10:25 PM     (No. 9020652)

#8, My Niece is a Vegan and ended up in the hospital with severe stomach problems. It is definitely not a healthy life style. Vegetarian is better as it allows for cheese and eggs. Too much soy has shown to be bad for you. And to #2., no one is jealous of vegans that I know, and I know a lot of Atkins followers who are fit, healthy and happy. Me being one. We are not all "tubs of lard."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 11/17/2012 12:12:49 PM     (No. 9020655)

#9, the Mail is famous for its "send-ups." It´s like when they show Michelle in an unflattering pose and dress and refer to her as a renowned fashion icon. Very tongue-in-cheek.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: yuban, 11/17/2012 12:13:24 PM     (No. 9020657)

Bill adding years to his life is not necessarily a good thing. I understand laying off the junk food as much as possible but being a vegan, no thank you. Gobble gobble.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: snowcloud, 11/17/2012 12:16:16 PM     (No. 9020661)

He looks like he´s near death.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 11/17/2012 12:18:44 PM     (No. 9020665)

No, it was Hillary chasing him around the house, with a frying pan.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LadyHen, 11/17/2012 12:25:00 PM     (No. 9020672)

He doesn´t look good to me. He just looks old but then again.. he is old whether he and his Boomer generation want to recognize it. Memento mori.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: fca, 11/17/2012 12:29:11 PM     (No. 9020682)

or AIDS?


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Reply 17 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 11/17/2012 12:29:16 PM     (No. 9020683)

Loved how the articles also commented about the PIAPS being caught by photographers with unwashed hair and little makeup. In other words, her normal public appearance. It also appears she´s working on a mustache.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ocho reales, 11/17/2012 12:33:17 PM     (No. 9020688)

So he eats in an upscale London restaurant with Kevin Spacey: What does he order? Pinto beans al Nicoise, apple cubes al Provincal and tomatoes Milanese washed down with a Perrier? Spacey probably had a filet with a bottle of Cabernet.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: GoodGrief, 11/17/2012 12:37:48 PM     (No. 9020694)

Who cares?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: mitzi, 11/17/2012 12:37:58 PM     (No. 9020695)

#6 & #17 ... I had the same thought.



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Reply 21 - Posted by: Judith, 11/17/2012 12:44:18 PM     (No. 9020710)

He received a Rhodes scholarship, attended the college but never graduated or received the diploma. NOT a Rhodes Scholar.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 11/17/2012 1:07:41 PM     (No. 9020742)

I have a coworker whose whole family is vegan. Everyone is always trotting to the doctor with some ailment or other.

Another friend went vegan and almost died from hypoglycemia. It has taken months for her to get her blood sugar regulated.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rivetjoint, 11/17/2012 1:09:39 PM     (No. 9020746)

Didn´t know that, #22. Ya learn something every day.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/17/2012 1:14:13 PM     (No. 9020754)

Steve Jobs was vegan. Emphasis on *was*.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 11/17/2012 1:20:54 PM     (No. 9020761)

I had prepared myself for a photo of a bag of bones Willard, but did they have to throw in a photo of the greasy haired PIAPS too?

Have these people at the Daily Mail no mercy for their readers?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/17/2012 1:31:12 PM     (No. 9020768)

Note: Coca is considered vegetable.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Trust No One, 11/17/2012 1:33:08 PM     (No. 9020772)

Doesn´t anyone get it? This is just a set-up to turn us ALL into vegans for ´da planet´.

He must have been paid a bundle to give up The Big Macs ´to set an example HEALTH´.

Dontcha know.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: blizzard, 11/17/2012 1:35:31 PM     (No. 9020776)

He looks significantly older than my 67 yr old father.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: balogreene, 11/17/2012 1:40:07 PM     (No. 9020782)

I do think he looks good. I am vegetarian, and don´t know how you can do vegan, doesn´t matter, he´s healthy, and looks good.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: slickstick, 11/17/2012 1:43:15 PM     (No. 9020785)

#22 He was too busy raping women over there to bother with the books. He is a phony piece of garbage and a waste of human flesh.


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Reply 31 - Posted by: franq, 11/17/2012 1:58:59 PM     (No. 9020809)

If that look is healthy, I´d hate to see unhealthy.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 11/17/2012 1:59:28 PM     (No. 9020811)

He looks awful.

If this is what it takes for him to be "healthy", he´s in worse shape than we have been led to believe.

What the heck is Hillary eating?

"Jack Sprat could eat no fat,
His wife could eat no lean.
And so, between the two of them
They licked the platter clean..."

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Reply 33 - Posted by: veritas, 11/17/2012 1:59:41 PM     (No. 9020813)

Glad to see other posters cite a chunk of Clinton´s specific negatives. I just didn´t have it in me today to take another Clinton muck-wallow.

So I´ll just summarize as follows: Bill Clinton has no clean end by which he might be picked up.

And I´ll exit with an observation on veganism [or whatever it might be called]: "Vegetables are what food eats."

Hat tip to ALF. Insight is insight, whatever the source.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/17/2012 2:01:49 PM     (No. 9020819)

Why are vegans so smug?

The air of superiority about this strange lifestyle, and condemnation of everyone who eats a normal sensible diet as being "a tub of lard", is offputting to the max.

Does it make them feel good about themselves, make up for other deficits?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/17/2012 2:02:10 PM     (No. 9020820)

He still looks like a red nosed drunk to me.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: OperaBuff, 11/17/2012 2:03:36 PM     (No. 9020824)

Who´s the tie from, Billy boy??

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Reply 37 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/17/2012 2:04:16 PM     (No. 9020826)

Just noticed #34 turned up. The voice of sanity who has a way with words...

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Reply 38 - Posted by: bob913, 11/17/2012 2:09:12 PM     (No. 9020830)

We the taxpayer paid for his trip and meal.
#5 gave a partial look at the traitor Bill Clinton. If we had honest people in the tv news many thousands of people would be alive today and millions of others would have a job.

He does look ill. I have a 90 year uncle who looks far better.

I will be glad to see him die. I will speak ill of him now and after he dies.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Emerson, 11/17/2012 2:10:35 PM     (No. 9020833)

Whoa! He is not a vegan. He eats seafood.

Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or poultry. Vegans, in addition to being vegetarian, do not use other animal products and by-products such as eggs, dairy products, honey, leather, fur, silk, wool, cosmetics, and soaps derived from animal products.

http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/vegan.htm#what

I´m surprised the vegans among us didn´t catch the bit about seafood and the omission of fish and seafood from his "diet list". Tsk, tsk.

And tell me there is no leather in his shoes, no wool (and maybe silk) in his suit and other clothing, no animal by-products in his soap?

He is a kind of vegeterian. Kind of. Sort of. If you don´t look too closely.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: mitzi, 11/17/2012 2:19:54 PM     (No. 9020847)

Maybe he´s a Pescetarian ... sort-of-vegatarian who eats fish.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/17/2012 2:23:09 PM     (No. 9020851)

I know a few vegetarians who were told by their doctors that they must eat some meat. These were not vegans, but vegetarians. They ate cheese and eggs, but the doc said it wasn´t good enough. These women are cancer survivors.

High protein is the best diet going, IMO.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Daisymay, 11/17/2012 2:25:38 PM     (No. 9020857)

He looks like Steve Jobs did six months before he died. I don´t think Clinton looks that way because he´s a Vegan. I think he´s SICK and doesn´t want the country to know it. It´s probably just more spin, something the Clintons are very good at!

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Reply 43 - Posted by: rochow, 11/17/2012 2:33:30 PM     (No. 9020866)

He looks frail and old not trim and fit, there is a difference!

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Reply 44 - Posted by: happywarrior, 11/17/2012 2:47:52 PM     (No. 9020877)

Sorry to ya´ll that think he´s healthy but that´s a bad ticker!

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Reply 45 - Posted by: LAW428, 11/17/2012 3:02:26 PM     (No. 9020894)

It´s fitting that the Clintons and Obamas like to hang out with people (actors) who also make a living pretending to be something they are not,

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Udanja99, 11/17/2012 3:26:13 PM     (No. 9020917)

He looks like a gargoyle.

Vegetarians, and especially vegans, are more likely to go blind due to lack of protein. There is also evidence that such a diet can actually cause the brain to shrink. And no amount of beans and rice or soy protein comes close to supplying the protein that meat gives to the body.

Ever wonder why the vast majority of vegetarians and vegans are libs? Now you know - shrunken brain = shrunken intelligence.

If you look at the entire animal world you´ll see that the eyes of carnivores are generally located on the front of the head, to improve the ability to hunt. See humans, dogs, cats, owls etc. The vegetarians animals are the prey and have eyes located on the sides of the head so that they can graze and still keep an eye out for the predators. See horses, deer, rabbits, etc. It´s not natural for a human to be a vegetarian. I always laugh when I hear vegetarians talk about the glories of ´natural´ foods.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/17/2012 3:34:11 PM     (No. 9020932)

My mother always told me that, if you cannot find anything nice to say about someone, you must be talking about the Clintons.


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Reply 48 - Posted by: Japanorama, 11/17/2012 3:47:38 PM     (No. 9020949)

Who cares!

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Reply 49 - Posted by: pickle1, 11/17/2012 4:18:53 PM     (No. 9020979)

Have had several veg friends. Only one i still alive.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: caddyjak, 11/17/2012 4:28:04 PM     (No. 9020990)

#5...Ditto, Ditto..But you forgot convicted felon for draft dodging, several raping incidents and many SDTs. Unbelieviably, hospital foundations pay him 200K to speak.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: ccprops, 11/17/2012 5:27:53 PM     (No. 9021057)

There is a good reason that God equipped your mouth with bicuspids and incisors: so you had the proper tools to eat meat.

If vegan were a natural and healthy diet, your teeth would resemble those of a cow.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: nonsense, 11/17/2012 6:00:50 PM     (No. 9021095)

He does not look well.

#5 thanks for the re-cap, I forgot some of his sins.

Kevin Spacey is a nasty Leftist. He hates Conservatives. He makes horrible comments about Conservatives, then apologizes just to keep the money flowing. Do not give Mr. Spacey one dime of your hard earned money.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 11/17/2012 6:13:38 PM     (No. 9021106)

He´s still spoting that big red honker on his face.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: kayjaymac, 11/17/2012 6:44:31 PM     (No. 9021146)

That´s his story and he´s stickin´ to it.

He looks much older than Mitt and they are practically the same age.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: jorgecito, 11/17/2012 6:49:38 PM     (No. 9021154)

Just when our national Kennedy-idolatry finally appeared to be on the wane, along came this other trashy, criminal "dynasty" family ... destined to be worshipped uncritically by the MSM ... the Clintons.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 11/17/2012 6:53:23 PM     (No. 9021157)

Bill Klintoon, a/k/a the Docker Dropper, Peyronie Pete, Slick Willie. Why does Bill Klintoon wear pants? To keep his ankles warm.

He still has those long, boney fingers. You know, the ones he poked in your face (from the TV) and said "I did not have sex with that woman, Monica Lewinsky." May not be an exact quote, but close enough. It´s been awhile.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: veritas, 11/17/2012 9:36:19 PM     (No. 9021266)

#38: Very sincere thanks for the high praise. I do appreciate your post. Hope you stop back and catch this "thank you."

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Reply 58 - Posted by: F16 guy, 11/17/2012 11:48:20 PM     (No. 9021370)

My crystal ball says he won´t be alive to see Hillary in the White House in 2016.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: montanabound, 11/18/2012 12:15:07 AM     (No. 9021391)

He looks much worse on tv than he does in the pictures in the article. They must have photoshopped the massive bags under his eyes. When he was side by side with George H. W. Bush (41) a few years ago, Bush actually looked younger than BJ.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: annie xango, 11/18/2012 12:24:46 AM     (No. 9021399)

there is no way that pix of him on the left was taken in 2004...no way...take a look

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Reply 61 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 11/18/2012 6:18:52 PM     (No. 9022601)

I think one of the reasons he looks frail and sickly is because of damage from the heart operation. I read that 50% or more of heart surgery patients suffer from brain damage after being on a heart-lung machine.
These patients suffer from memory loss and a changed personality in mild cases. The medical profession even has a name for this common condition, it is called being a "pump head". I think it is a national scandal.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: supersid, 11/19/2012 2:11:04 PM     (No. 9023949)

#35 - OK that was an inelegant choice and I admit it. Should have used Mark Steyn´s phrase ´lardbuttus americanus´ instead? Just kidding.

Say you are equally offended by the comparison of vegans to AIDS and cancer victims, ill and near death etc.

Not smug at all, just feel a little annoyed when people who get short of breath after climbing a few steps think of me, a long distance runner, as unhealthy :-) and I am in the upper half of normal weight range (BMI 23, normal being 18.5-24.9).

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Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/13/2014 4:33:17 PM     Post Reply
I know what you´re thinking. Infographics: the media´s go-to strategy for clicks. But stay with me! I´m a fan for a reason. In ways that writing can´t, Infographics offer access to complex issues. Nowhere is this truer than on questions of conflict. Case in point, here´s my updated flowchart considering a Israeli/US military operation against Iran´s nuclear program. Let me know your thoughts.

Christian Journalist ´Can´t Sleep, Lost
14 Lbs, And May Leave City´ After
Threats by Gay Marriage Advocates
Breitbart London [UK], by M. E.Synon    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/13/2014 2:08:41 PM     Post Reply
Ireland, once a rock-solid Christian country, has now become so intolerant of Christian beliefs that its leading opponent of gay marriage may be forced to leave the country because of fears for his personal safety. After repeated threats and obscene verbal attacks, John Waters, a nationally-known newspaper columnist, author and broadcaster who supports Christian family traditions, says he is now unable to go into the centre of Dublin at night because he fears for his own safety. The attacks began after Waters threatened the state-owned broadcaster RTE with legal action after a drag queen called ‘Panti Bliss’ appeared on a television programme

Eleven dead, 1,000 homes destroyed, and
thousands of people evacuated after fire
destroys city in Chile now declared a
´catastrophe zone´ by country´s president
Daily Mail [UK], by Kieran Corcoran    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/13/2014 1:34:30 PM     Post Reply
A huge forest fire raging in a Chilean city has claimed eleven lives and destroyed 1,000 buildings. Eleven deaths have already been confirmed as the catastrophic fire continues to engulf the port city of Valparaiso. The armed forces have been called in to maintain law and order in the city while thousands of people were evacuated amid warnings that the death toll will rise further. Huge numbers of homes - many in the steep hills around the city itself--as well as a women´s prison were emptied of their residents in a bid to save them from the destruction. Firefighters were having difficulty combating

Ukrainian president says it is ´war´ between
his country and Russia after siege of police
station seized by pro-Moscow troops
ends in first fatalities of the conflict
Daily Mail [UK], by Sam Webb    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/13/2014 1:27:18 PM     Post Reply
The Ukrainian president declared ´war´ between his country and Russia today after gunfire between pro-Moscow troops and Ukrainian special forces ended in the first fatalities of the conflict. The country´s interior minister Arsen Avakov said in a Facebook post a security service officer was killed near Slovyansk, east Ukraine. He also reported an unclear number of casualties among the militia. It is the first reported gun battle in the area--where armed men loyal to Moscow have seized a number of law enforcement buildings, including a police station, in recent days. Now, Ukraine´s authorities have said they plan to launch a ´full-scale anti-terrorist operation´

Ukraine to fight pro-Russia forces
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/13/2014 1:22:17 PM     Post Reply
Ukraine´s president says a full-scale operation involving the army will be launched in the east after pro-Russian militants seized government buildings. Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said he would not allow a repetition of what happened in Crimea which was annexed by Russia last month. His live televised address from parliament came after pro-Russian forces targeted half a dozen cities. [Snip] Early on Sunday Ukrainian authorities said they launched an "anti-terror operation" after armed men took over the city of Sloviansk. A Ukrainian officer was killed in a gun battle in the city, and there are reports the Ukrainian



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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 6:11:32 PM     Post Reply
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