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Driving around drunk with nine previous convictions and without license gets you no jail...

...as long as you 're-find' islam:

An unlicensed drink-driver who was three times over the limit when he crashed a friend's car has walked free after a court heard he had re-found Islam and was living a more pious life.

A crime which in the UK, usually gives you a suspended jail sentence. Unless of course, you had various run-ins with the law:

Obviously, the Charlie Hebdo killers are not terrorists

That some people have a serious mental problem is known. However, nobody beats Tarik Kafala from the BBC:

The unintended consequences of Obamacare

Every time liberals try to improve something, they invariably break something else:

Many of those with just fewer than 100 staffers have hired more part-timers in recent months, while those with at least 100 are reducing the hours of existing employees, he says.

The reason for this is simple:

Brussels does not want you to have a crust on your Sunday roast

The latest idea from Brussels on the subject of 'energy efficiency' is to limit the power that ovens can emit:

Brussels are set to impose a maximum power limit on gas and electric ovens next month which could threaten the Sunday roast. An EU ruling will require 'new energy efficiency requirements for ovens, hobs and range hoods' by next month.

Of course, all for the good of Europe:

Of course, this has nothing to do with Islam, just with mental problems

There's never a connection between the so-called 'Religion of peace'  and a guy trying to strangulate a police officer and screaming 'Allahu Akbar':

Other police officers saw the events on the video surveillance system and rushed to save their colleague, who had been thrown to the ground. His assailant was said to have a history of psychiatric problems.

Apart from South Africa, Sweden has the highest rape rate in the world

Sweden seems to lie in some backward region of this world, at least when it comes to the rates of rape and sexual violence:

In the meantime, apart from South Africa, Sweden now has the highest number of rapes (that are reported) in the world per capita (see UN "Statistics on Crime, Sexual Violence").

That being said, 'Rape' in Sweden is about everything which touches a woman and a prosecutor thinks he has to prosecute. However, a lot of it is also unreported:

How to proceed with terrorists of any kind

Yesterday, a madman with a flag displaying the credo of islam took hostages in a cafe in Sydney, and was subsequently killed by police. The problem is that this happened far too late. It seems like police wanted to negotiate with this guy. However, there's only one way to negotiate with terrorists of any kind:

The average 'charity' is not about helping people, but about funneling money into the chairman's pockets

Approximately everywhere, institutions calling themselves 'charitable' are popping up where gullible people can pay money and they are told that money will be used to feed poor little children in Africa, drilling wells so they can drink, or even treat them for various illnesses. However, the true destiny of a 'charity' is to make sure that their managers don't starve, rather than into the actual purpose:

And that's how you make sure your citizens will be kidnapped again

The Turkish hostages captured in Mossul, Iraq, are back in Turkey. The details how this was possible have now emerged:

Two British jihadists are understood to have been among scores of militant prisoners handed back to Islamic State by Turkey in return for the release of diplomats held by the group.

Austerity in Europe? Forget it!

After having accumulated even more debt during the Eurocrisis, it's time to look at the public expenditure rates between 2007 and 2013, and the numbers don't look good:

How to prove that CO2 is not the reason of global warming (if there's one)

If it is true that CO2 is the main reason the climate is seemingly heating up, then some people who claim that should look at their own behavior, especially a certain Mr John Prescott:

Systems back up and running

After fixing up a lot of problems in the local IT infrastructure, we should be up and blogging soon enough.

For those in the know, please note the changes in certificates.

New database server

We have finally replaced the DB server and got a faster connection to the internet, which should be noticeable since the upload bandwidth has increased by factor 13.

There will be some more downtimes since the server has to replace other functions of the old server, and there will be a few reboots as well, but the new server will have lots more horsepower, and available diskspace.

Change of connectivity

We're finally going to get some useful connectivity in this neck of the woods so if the system and the blog appear to be inaccessible for some time, don't panic. We need to straighten out a few problems stemming from the old installation here, and this might take some time. At latest by Friday, we should have all our connectivity back, and ten times the bandwidth we have now.

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