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For history buffs: has any past presidential election been that murky?

Let's assume the final contenders will be Hillary vs Trump:
- Trump is openly disavowed by the two past GOP candidates, Romney and McCain
- Hillary ,under a FBI probe over her e-mails, has been reviled by part of Bernie voters

Hence my question: has there ever been an American presidential election where both contenders were so contested within their own ranks?

And if not, is it a reflection of deeply troubled and uncertain times?
(2008 crisis still underway, Europe debt and refugee crises, world jihad,..)

Russia: burka-clad nanny decapitates four-year-old child

The murder is religiously motivated, as the nanny shouted 'Allah akbar' and reportedly declared: 'I hate democracy. I am a terrorist. I want you dead.'. As long as Islam will not contextualize the war verses of the Quran, some unbalanced nannies will feel they have a God-given right to slay infidels. Even when the infidel is a 4 year old with learning disabilities.

Decapitated in her cot: Horrific details emerge of how burka-clad nanny left four-year-old child's body in her bed before parading through Moscow streets with little girl's head

Eyewitnesses say they saw the woman holding the severed head of a child
She is said to have shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as she appeared close to station
Body of Anastasia Meshcheryakova was found at burnt-out block of flats
Child's nanny Gyulchehra Bobokulova, from Uzbekistan, has been arrested
The four-year-old's body, dressed in night clothes, was found in her cot


Horrific new details of how a nanny beheaded a four-year-old girl and paraded through the streets of Moscow with her severed head have been revealed. The woman, dressed in a burka, threatened to blow herself up as she walked near Oktyabrskoye Pole metro station holding up the little girl's head. Investigators claim she murdered the girl, who is believed to have learning difficulties, after starting a fire at the child's family home in a block of flats.

The nanny, Gyulchehra Bobokulova, 38, from Uzbekistan, has been arrested.
It is now known that the beheaded remains of the girl, identified as Anastasia (Nastya) Meshcheryakova, were discovered inside her cot. Her body had been dressed in her night clothes, consisting of a T-shirt and shorts.

According to local media, Bobokulova shouted in the street: 'I hate democracy. I am a terrorist. I want you dead. 'You have become so hardened, you have eliminated so many of us. Look I am a suicide bomber, I will die, doomsday will come in a second.' She pulled the severed head out of a bag and walked near the metro station entrance in north-west Moscow.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3469100/Woman-black-burka-holding-child-s-severed-HEAD-shouting-Allahu-Akbar-shuts-metro-station-Moscow.html#ixzz41ijeIf9s




George Pell and the power of indifference

Cardinal Pell says reports of pedophilia among his Roman Catholic Church were of no particular concern to him. Which speaks volumes about the confidence with which people can entrust their children to that Church: its molesters are apparently of no particular concern..

George Pell and the power of indifference

Victims of child sexual abuse have reason to feel disappointed by George Pell's testimony so far at the Royal Commission, writes Cathy Humphreys.

"It was a sad story and not of much interest to me."

There are moments in Cardinal George Pell's testimony when you realise that he is telling the truth.

In the 1970s, Pell was an ambitious young priest who had returned to Australia, fresh from Oxford, wanting to be a man of power and influence in the church.

The lives of vulnerable young people and their families held little interest for him. Inconvenient truths about paedophile brothers and priests were best avoided by a man on the make.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-02/humphreys-george-pell-and-the-power-of-indifference/7213120

http://www.bishop-accountability.org/AbuseTracker/

2 Bishops Hid Sex Abuse of Hundreds of Children

Will the movie 'Spotlight finally bring the Roman Catholic Church to clean up its act?

Grand Jury: 2 Bishops Hid Sex Abuse of Hundreds of Children

Two Catholic bishops who led a small Pennsylvania diocese helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by more than 50 priests and other religious leaders over a 40-year period, according to a grand jury report that portrays the church as holding such sway over law enforcement that it helped select a police chief.

The 147-page report issued Tuesday on sexual abuse in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese, home to nearly 100,000 Roman Catholics, was based partly on evidence from a secret diocesan archive opened through a search warrant over the summer.

In announcing the findings, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said the diocese's two previous bishops "placed their desire to avoid public scandal over the well-being of children."

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/grand-jury-bishops-hid-sex-abuse-hundreds-children-37307357

Done deal: it's going to be Trump vs Hillary

Norway wants to deny all refugees if 'it all breaks down'

Looks like the refugee crisis is sending Europe topsy turvy.

Norway wants to deny all refugees if 'it all breaks down'

In an effort to stem the flow of refugees coming from other Nordic countries and Russia, the Norwegian PM is proposing a law that would allow the nation to prevent asylum-seekers from non-conflict areas entering Norway.

Solberg said that the legislation would only be implemented in an emergency situation and would protect Norway from the deteriorating situation within the Schengen region and the mounting strain the Swedish asylum system is facing from the current refugee crisis in Europe.

Under her plan, asylum seekers entering from Russia or other Nordic countries would be immediately rejected if they are not coming directly from areas of conflict.

http://www.thelocal.no/20160223/norwegian-pm-proposes-stricter-refugee-laws
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