Just this summer, Zimbabwe was pressing to extradite an American dentist involved in the hunt that killed a lion known as Cecil, with the environment minister denouncing him as a “foreign poacher” who had absconded home.This was predictable. There is something sick about the people who made a big deal out of this.
On Monday, it changed course, saying not only that the dentist would not be charged but that he was welcome to return. “He is free to come, not for hunting, but as a tourist,” Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri said of the dentist, Dr. Walter J. Palmer of Minnesota.
The killing of the 13-year-old lion in July outside Hwange National Park in northwestern Zimbabwe set off a fierce outcry among animal rights advocates. Dr. Palmer, 55, an experienced big-game hunter, became the target of furious attacks on social media sites and closed his dental practice for more than a month.
But Zimbabwe said Monday that his documentation for the hunt had been proper, as he had said.
NPR Radio news reports:
A Race To The Far Right In Hungarian Politics ...This is leftist anti-white-Christian propaganda as usual.
Meanwhile, the prime minister's right-wing party, Fidesz, has surged in the polls.
Hungary's crackdown on migrants has been a boon to the government's popularity. It's co-opting messages from the far-right Jobbik party — and winning. By moving to the right, it seems to be putting the far-right fringe out of business.
When Jobbik organized an anti-immigrant rally last week in Szentgotthárd, a rural factory town near the Austrian border, only about 20 people showed up. Guarded by police, they waved anti-European Union placards and Jobbik flags.
One sign read, "Why have a fence if the gates on it are open?" — in reference to how some migrants are still allowed to pass through openings in Hungary's border fences.
When Hungary starts putting limits on the invading Moslem migrants, the Left claims that it is stealing a "far-right" idea from some party that had 20 people in a rally.
Refusing migrants is a centrist position. Angela Merkel is the radical, as she has no kids and is selling out the future of Germany.
Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to 3 Scientists for Parasite-Fighting Therapies. No help for Hungary.
What kind of newspaper would say this?
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Speaking of race, there is new evidence that many Africans have some European blood. Of course the scientists who write papers on this subject all accept that race is a biological category.
Some people blame autistic peoplefor gun violence. Weird. Autistic people are among the most peaceful and law-abiding in our society.