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Francis J. Crystals

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Can India rival China? NEW
Francis J. Crystals 4 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
In the midst of a global recession that many Asian countries were able to avoid, India has consistently proven itself to be an extremely dynamic economy. This year the growth rate is expected to fall short of 7%; only two percentage points under the...
The BNP is a Far Left Wing Party NEW
Francis J. Crystals 4 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 4 Minutes ago
No other party is as heavily defined by its immigration policy as the British National Party. Its sensationally populist and xenophobic beliefs in this area should not distract from the rest of its policies, which are most certainly left wing. Accord...
A Lesson In Free Universal Healthcare NEW
Francis J. Crystals 4 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
This was posted a few months ago but news of recent times has made it more pertinent. America beware. Under the stewardship of President Obama, it has been suggested that this may be a route that needs pursuing - free universal healthcare. In Britain...
Conversations between Berlusconi and his Prostitute NEW
Francis J. Crystals 5 Years, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
What follows are short extracts from recordings taken by Berlusconi's prostitute, Patrizia D'Addario and published by L'espresso.PDA: A young man would have come in a second. You know, I mean, he would have come... Young men are under a lot of pressu...
Homegrown Imams in Switzerland - An effective obstacle to Wahhabism and Salafism NEW
Francis J. Crystals 5 Years, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Swiss Muslims, the authorities, universities and legal experts have agreed that in the future, imams and Islamic religious teachers in Switzerland will have to be educated in a Swiss university. Researchers at the University of Zurich conducted a sur...
Ten more questions for Silvio Berlusconi NEW
Francis J. Crystals 5 Years, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
1. When did you first meet Noemi Letizia? How many times did you meet her and where? Have you frequented other minors and do you still do so?2. What is the reason that forced you to not tell the truth for two months, instead giving four different ver...
Why Tony Blair should never be President of the European Council NEW
Francis J. Crystals 5 Years, 1 Week, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
If the Lisbon Treaty is ratified by Ireland, the current system of six-month rotating presidencies will be replaced by a president that can be elected for a maximum of two terms of two and a half years. The former French president, Valérie Giscard d...
The War in Afghanistan: Obama's policy towards Pakistan NEW
Francis J. Crystals 5 Years, 1 Week, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, US President Barack Obama and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, 6 May 09The Obama administration's policy towards Pakistan, as outlined in this white paper, focuses on the need to improve cooperation between Afghani...
Xinjiang: The Muslim Tibet NEW
Francis J. Crystals 5 Years, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Although China was taken by surprise this week by the sudden outbreak of civil unrest in the vast region of Xinjiang, which is inhabited by the Turkic Uyghurs, the government reacted more quickly than it did following the March 2008 protests in Tibet...
A Letter of Complaint to Sir Richard Branson NEW
Francis J. Crystals 5 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
image 1image 2The following is a real letter currently circulating the web, it was sent to Sir Richard Branson after a flight from Mumbai/Bombay to London. REF: Mumbai to Heathrow 7th December 2008 I love the Virgin brand, I really do which is why...
Gordon Brown IS to Blame NEW
Francis J. Crystals 5 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
By KEITH MARSDEN From today's Wall Street Journal Europe.Shocked by the parliamentary expenses scandal and suffering from the recession, British voters have shown their displeasure with Gordon Brown's government. Labour was trounced in local and Euro...
Para los hispanohablantes... NEW
Francis J. Crystals 5 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Hoy, encontré este en Youtube, es una llamada a una mujer en España, ella piensa que ha ganado un mono.Pienso que necesitan una traducción en inglés.Muy gracioso!!
Gordon Brown's Private, Non-Legal Inquiry into the Iraq War NEW
Francis J. Crystals 5 Years, 1 Month, 6 Days, 15 Minutes ago
Gordon Brown's reluctance to involve lawyers in an inquiry into the Iraq War is absurd and reveals that we cannot expect a sound testimony or meaningful results. The efficacy of the inquiry is already questionable since it has been made clear that it...
Chinese Growing Pains - Problems for the US and the World NEW
Francis J. Crystals 5 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
As attempts to elevate the US-Chinese bilateral relationship get underway through the creation of a G-2 to address global problems such as the international financial crisis, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and climate change, it is...
A Very Iranian Democracy NEW
Francis J. Crystals 5 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 21 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
"The elections are a matter for the Iranian people, but if there are serious questions that are now being asked about the conduct of the elections, they have got to be answered" Gordon Brown - Unelected Prime Minister of BritainGordon Brown can have...
Gordon Brown Cannot Count NEW
Francis J. Crystals 5 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Hour, 2 Minutes ago
Today in Prime Minister's Questions, Brown was out by over a factor of 1000 in his quotes on public spending. He refers to pubic spending in terms of 'millions' rather than 'billions'. If only this were the case, his manic spending binge would not...
Khalistan and Terrorism in Punjab NEW
Francis J. Crystals 5 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Last week the funeral of the Sikh guru killed in Vienna on 24th May, Sant Ramanand Dass, was held in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. His murder in a temple sparked such violent protests in Punjab between opposing Sikh factions that the government intervene...
Where do I stand politically? NEW
Francis J. Crystals 5 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
This has been bugging me somewhat recently, so I have conducted a survey to see where I lie. I would class myself as I centre-right libertarian, and this quiz shows this self-assessment to be somewhat true.My Political ViewsI am a right moderate soci...
The UK's Problematic Separation of Powers and Lack of Meaningful Legislative Scrutiny NEW
Francis J. Crystals 5 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Constitutionalists have lamented the British constitutional order since Bagehot commented in 1867 that the legislative and executive powers of the State are fused together. Ministers exercise a dual role as members of both Parliament and the executiv...
Newsflash: Daniel Hannan Re-elected NEW
Francis J. Crystals 5 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Daniel Hannan has been re-elected as an MEP for the South-East of England. With the clearout of corrupt MP's, would it not make sense to bring in arguably Britain's most gifted politician to stand as a national MP and into the future cabinet followin...