Turkey Premier Says Protests Will Not Stop Plans to Demolish Park – NYTimes.com

In his remarks, Mr. Erdogan criticized Twitter, which became an important conduit of news — and unfounded rumors — about the demonstrations, which were not covered aggressively in the Turkish news media.

“Now we have a menace that is called Twitter,” he said. “The best examples of lies can be found there. To me, social media is the worst menace to society.”

via Turkey Premier Says Protests Will Not Stop Plans to Demolish Park – NYTimes.com.

Free speech is powerful – and like many “leaders” his is the only free speech he has an interest in.

 

Israeli forces shoot, injure Gaza farmer | Maan News Agency

A Palestinian farmer was shot and injured by Israeli fire Sunday while he was picking watermelons in Abu Safiyeh neighborhood east of Jabalia, northern Gaza, medics told Ma’an.

Ahmad Hamdin, 21, sustained an injury to his thigh and was evacuated to the Kamal Udwan Hospital in Jabalia, northern Gaza, medics said.

In response to a request for comment, the Israeli army confirmed the injury and said several Palestinians had “attempted to damage” the border fence between Gaza and Israel.

The army said it had asked them to stop approaching the fence, then opened fire at “their lower extremities, identifying a hit.”

via Israeli forces shoot, injure Gaza farmer | Maan News Agency.

Philippines passes strict gun measure following high-profile deaths

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has signed a law making it harder for private individuals to own firearms following a series of high-profile deaths this year, a government spokesman said Sunday.

Under the law signed last week, those seeking to buy firearms will have to undergo drug and psychological tests and should not have a criminal record or pending court cases. They will also have to show proof of income as well as a valid tax return and secure clearance from their respective city or municipal police offices.

“The new law, coupled with strict enforcement and a more aggressive campaign against loose firearms, will help prevent untoward incidents involving firearms,” deputy presidential spokesman Abigail Valte said.

Qualified citizens will only be allowed to own small firearms, and those who fail to renew their gun licence every two years will have their weapons confiscated by police.

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BREAKING – far-right groups join forces in all-out campaign against English spelling

Roight on – grin

Pride's Purge

(satire?)

Far-right groups the EDL and the BNP have joined forces this weekend to launch their biggest mobilisation for 30 years against English spelling with more than 50 demonstrations of appalling syntax and grammar planned in towns and cities across England. 

EDL leader Tommy Robinson launched the campaign against correctly written and spoken English earlier today by tweeting he was planning to lay a ‘reef’ at the War Memorial while carrying a banner saying “Sport Are Troops”.

And the BNP for its part started the campaign off with a warning to its members that auntie fashists may try to prevent them from protesting against terawrists, imogrunts and forynas.

Activists from both far-right groups also revealed the official slogan for the campaign:

EDL bad spelling

Not to be outdone by the demonstrations of tortured English by their fellow far-right activists, the UKIP also released a statement in support of the campaign saying all terrorist’s should…

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