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German supermarket chain, Lidl, edits Christian symbols from Greek product packaging.

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Santorini’s beautiful blue domed Greek churches seem to offend German low cost supermarket chain Lidl.

The German discount chain has been busted airbrushing Christianity out of Greek churches.

According to The Gateway Pundit, the controversy arose when Belgian media outlet, RTL, was contacted by a Lidl customer annoyed that the brand would choose to erase, on its packaging, such an important part of the Greek landscape and culture.

Lidl responded to the negative publicity with the standard “respect for diversity” message. We wonder if Lidl would dare to airbrush crescent moons from photos of minarets.

A spokesperson for Lidl explained to RTL…

“We are a company that respects diversity and this explains the concept behind the packaging.’’

The spokesperson added that the company avoids the use of religious symbols on its packaging to remain neutral. The chain sells halal products, however, which bear Islamic symbols as part of their packaging.

Via The Gateway Pundit

The iconic image is known the world over; brilliant white stone buildings atop a cliffside village on the volcanic Greek Isle of Santorini, the bright blue domes of an orthodox church contrasting with the dark volcanic rock of this ‘’honeymoon’’ island in the Aegean Sea.

No surprise then that the emblematic image is used in the marketing of Greek tourism and products around the world, from cruise lines to Greek yogurt.

One such enterprise using the famed Santorini landscape to market its products is European supermarket giant, Lidl. The German discount chain uses the image on packaging for a range of Greek products, with one difference from reality – the crosses have been deliberately removed from the blue-domed church in Lidl’s version of the iconic image.

Known for its competitor-beating prices, the no-frills brand is a hit with bargain hunters, having become a staple of the retail landscape in recent years.

Operating 10,000 stores in Europe, Lidl has recently expanded to the United States, with supermarkets opening at multiple East Coast locations this summer. An initial 100 US stores are in the pipeline.

If the image of a tiny cross atop a church is so offensive that it would need to be erased by a marketing department, perhaps those who respect the cross – and its centuries old presence on the historical landscape – should start voting with their pocketbooks?

Contacted by The Gateway Pundit this afternoon, Lidl UK’s Press Office expressed regret for the controversy and stated that all feedback received on the matter would be taken into consideration ahead of future redesigns.

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Terry Ross
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What about Christians who may be offended by “halal” marking on meat products signifying a cruel religious method of killing the animal?

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Christians are not offended by the name “halal” on products and they shouldn’t be. Did you ever see supermarkets rubbing the word “halal” off their products so as not to offend Christians??? The fault belongs to Germans and the rest of the politically-correct Western societies who sees the holy Cross as offensive while they are promoting all kinds of other religious symbols and other cultures and even glorifying the moral perversion they know as “LGBTQ”. The West is Evil and Anti-Christ to core!

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Rastislav Veľká Morava

Čistá pravda. Sláva Bohu!

christianblood
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christianblood

Thank you! Glory to Christ!

Mr. Costelol
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Mr. Costelol

In 1998, Klaus Kinkel told a Serbian religious delegating that they will continue chopping up Yugoslavia, and that Christianity has no role in future Europe. Today we bear the results of these elite scumbags.

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Somehow I think that your average Muslim could care less if a cross was depicted on the package. I see two other possibilities at play here: one, the general hatred of global corporations against Christianity and, two, pressure from another powerful lobby that has been successfully erasing the Cross from the public square for over seventy years. One of those two, or both, would seem to be the main culprits.

christianblood
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christianblood

Good point! I agree!

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

Please explain this reference to “another powerful lobby” for “Pantpurlais”‘s benefit, should he be reading. I wonder if Lidl’s will also erase the kosher sign from their products, so as to avoid offending EVERYBODY. Somehow, I doubt. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing bearing the “729” bar code should be bought, unless you agree with the murder and brutalization of Palestinians by this antichrist nation of thieves and liars. And I confirm that Lidl’s are hated by their employees; my friend who is a manager at the gym I go to started off working for them, and took more money… Read more »

DarkEyes
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DarkEyes

And maybe the way they are handling their employees, they might also handle their suppliers in a comparable way.

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

It will all be very brutal, behind the scenes.
But I see they are expanding with 1000 new stores to the US.

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ubon thai massage

I do not believe it is the “Germans”, but some “Germans” in management that have been
given a mandate.
If these self proclaimed “enlightened ones” wanted to show their diversity, they should
discard their Mercedes, Bentleys, Rolls Royces, Porsches and BMWs, and start driving to work and play in vehicle based on patents and engieering out of the Maghreb. They should
not be climbing into such Western Manufactured Vehicles. It is disrespectful to those in African lands that deliver products of an equal or even superior quality.

RR.

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

Most of those vehicles have green teeth, bad breath, and a very nasty attitude.

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

Religion, especially that of the Fatican, is straight out of hell. Christianity is an individual relationship betwixt man or woman and their Creator, not a man controlled, religious hierarchy, whose main aim is to make lots of money, by imposing man made doctrines and dogma, Spiritual slavery, on their congregations. It is suggested that the muslim religion was started by the Jesuits, only about 4-500 years ago. Homosexual acceptance, physically, which types the Spiritual, is portrayed through the evil increase of worship of Mary, rather than Jesus, and how the denominations have replaced Jesus Christ, God, man, with a female… Read more »

DarkEyes
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DarkEyes

IMO, not a religion but a big money exercise. The Fatican Company is the richest and one of the most powerful business organizations on this planet. I do not know the situation on the other planets but it is for sure on this one.
Buying your seat in “heaven”, or “make your reservation” for a place in “heaven”.

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

Absolutely accurate.
Religions, all of them, are power hungry control mechanisms, using FEAR of the afterlife as a means to subjugate ignorant masses, and has been utilized thus since the beginning of time.
People who buy “seats in Heaven”, may be in for a nasty surprise once they step out of this dimension, into the next, which is a faster frequency. The concept of Heaven, for many, is a state of mind, sold to the suckers, for cash, when, in fact, it is without price, made available to all who are predestinated, according to the Bible.

DarkEyes
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DarkEyes

Much appreciated. Thanks, John

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

It is encouraging to see how many citizens are finally standing up, for Truth, who are realizing that ‘RELIGION’ is the enemy’s greatest weapon against Believers.
Historically, going back to the beginning, in the Garden of Eden, it was replacing God’s Word with doctrines of the Beast, through his hybrid crop, that caused all the problem.
One little word, NOT, which deceived Eve. Gen.3:1-4
One can’t add to God’s Word, nor take from It, Eccl.3:14-18; Rev.22:18-19.
Satan, through his hybrid son, Cain, replaced God’s Word with teachings of man, the son of the beast.

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

Appreciate your accurate, relevant thoughts here, and what we are witnessing is an attack on our society, which originally was Christian. America was invaded by Christians fleeing persecution, martyrdom, particularly in Europe, at the hands of the Fatican, who admits to killing over 68,000,000 Christians, during the dark ages. (Facts of Our Faith) These saints, who refused to accept the pope as head of the Church, instead of Jesus Christ, were slaughtered in horrific ways, and a reading of Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, especially, will reveal that to the reader. Sadly, Christianity was quickly infiltrated by satan and his hordes,… Read more »

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Le Ruscino

How many Christian Suicide Bombers have there been lately ?

Put simply there are two different levels of not being able to take a joke going on here……..offending Islam, “The Religion of Peace” is bad for your health.

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ubon thai massage

Have you ever peeked under the orange robes of those Buddhist Monks???
The majority are carrying at least 10 kilos of explosives.
R.

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

You’re forgetting the kosher sign, Terry.
I am realising more and more that islam is simply the uneducated scion of judaism, from whence all evil springs.
All their attitudes are the same.
Dare one say; islam was created by the jew to foster ill-will between the Gentiles.
Which he has succeeded in doing, beyond his wildest dreams.

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englishvinal

I do SO agree~!!!! There is about as much deep difference between the Muslims & the Jews as there is between Democrats & Republicans….
The INTENT is exactly the same…. pretend to fight each other and keep everybody occupied with the clashing of swords….. and undermine the REAL enemy of both ugly factions… those heritics, infidels, unbelievers…
And it is all about the “unbelievers”/infidels… not about “christianity”…

(As old Smirky Bush said “If you-all ain’t WITH us you-all is AGAINST us”….. )

DarkEyes
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DarkEyes

Not bad!. And maybe very true.

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

Islam is not the enemy, it is the Fatican.
The muslim mercenaries, trained armies, are just doing what they are told, behind the limelight, by those planning the One World Religion, one world government, cashless society, the Beast who sits on seven hills, professing to be God.

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

Pre-dating the Vatican; of course, the eternal jew.
And post-dating it, the children of Ishmael, who spent a thousand years attacking its empire of darkness.

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

Correct, the children of Ishmael, who was of their father, the devil, through Cain.
Cain was of his father, the devil, not, as most believe, of Adam.
True Israel, the lineage genetic through Isaac, will number the 144,000 who make up the small remnant, all the rest are cannon fodder.

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

Just as a matter of interest, as we consider the end of Gentile time, how do you see the fulfillment of Mal.4:5-6?
Few ministers have been heard ministering on this Scripture, and most are confused about the difference betwixt Mal.3:1, which is fulfilled through John’s witness, of Jesus’ first coming, and the Angel who precedes His Second Coming?
It is to the Gentiles, not Israel, and how can such an important Scripture be ignored for so long?

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

You are way ahead of me on these things, John. My knowledge of scripture, especially prophetic scripture, is very poor, and I have never really got to grips with it, except in the simplest of ways. There seem to be as many interpretations of it as there are ministers elaborating upon it. But I adore Malachi 4, and in fact committed it to memory. All I get from this is that there is coming a great Judgement on the children of men, and the wheat will be separated from the chaff, and the chaff burned up with unquenchable fire. Dramatic… Read more »

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

We are all in a learning curve; there is none of us that can do more than encourage each other to observe and partake of the ever unfolding Word. As John the Baptist’s ministry preceded Christ’s First coming, Mal.3:1, the ministry of Mal.4:5-6 precedes His second coming. “Jesus the Christ, the same, yesterday, today and forever.” Heb.13:8 Mal.4:5-6 refers to the coming of a prophetic ministry, in the Spirit of Elijah, which will be used, of God, Amos3:7, to fore-run His Second coming. The Lord Jesus, identified John as fulfilling Mal.3:1, that John had the Spirit of Elijah on him.… Read more »

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

Yes, behind all the global grief we find the Fatican, and, even deeper, the children of Ishmael, the Kazarian Jews, who believe they are the chosen race, who should run the world. What will be interesting is how the K.Jews and the Fatican sort out who is really boss!

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

I think you will find that behind the cassocks and the Dagon fish hats, we have a collection of circumcisees.

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

Yes, that is some regard as Serpent Seed, the children of the devil, as the Lord Jesus described the Pharisees and Sadducees, to which they responded they were not illegitimate, which seems a strange response, unless they already knew who their father was?

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

Clever pun, bro. Tim, love it!

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

What we find is that the muslims are descendants of Abram, through his concubines, who have been striving to destroy the pure seed, the children of Isaac, ever since. Isaac was, by inheritance, the only one to receive the inheritance from Abraham. Gen. 21:12; 24:36; “But to the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave them gifts and sent them away from Isaac, his son.” 25:5 There can never be peace betwixt true Israel and the other children of Abraham, which explains why there is such a mess in the Middle East; it can never be resolved in… Read more »

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

It goes deeper. The promise was not to a worldly seed, but to a spiritual. The jews made the mistake of thinking that they were the true children of Abraham, through the flesh, as you say. But the Lord Jesus Christ told them that God was “able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.” They didn’t like hearing this. This led them to understand that they were nothing special. Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, were none of them justified through their blood lineage, but through faith alone. Abraham is not spoken of as being the Father of the… Read more »

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

You display a depth of Revelation not common amongst many calling themselves Christians. Thank you for your lucid explanation of the separation betwixt the Spiritual Seed, through Isaac, and the children of the wicked one, who were fathered through Cain. Jesus told the Pharisees and Sadducees they were of their father, the devil, didn’t He? Yes, the true Church is the temple of the living God, clearly shown in Col.1:27, “Christ IN you, the hope of glory.” The Bride of Jesus Christ is the Word manifest in this day, called out for the catching away of 1Thes,4:15-16, before the Tribulation,… Read more »

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

FAITH, “We are saved through FAITH, not works, lest any man should boast.” Totally agree with you on that statement. Israel, who are under a different dispensation, are waiting still for their Messiah, but, what they get is two prophets, Moses and Elijah, who will preach Christ and Him crucified, to call out the Jewish elect. They will be martyred for their Faith, as the reality of Jesus being their Messiah, who they, for the sake of the Gentiles, murdered, and will weep, every family alone, as they realize they completely missed His first coming. Their eyes were blinded, that… Read more »

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

The problem is many-fold.
They may have a red heifer, but they do not have the Ark of the Covenant.
And even if they do have this, as Ron Wyatt implied they might; then they do not have the genealogies of the Levites, which were destroyed in 70 AD; so nobody is legally qualified to carry out the sacrifices; which as already stated, were ended with the perfect sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ at Calvary anyway.
All is confusion, as we expect when we follow the traditions of men, instead of the eternal and abiding Word of God.

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

Appreciate your thoughts on the Word.
Yes, what you state here is spot on, but, fortunately, as a Gentile, a member of God’s very elect, according to His Word, I, as the others, will not be here to witness what happens once the catching away takes place.
For, then, the Word goes back to Israel, as God does not deal with Israel and the Gentiles at the same time.
That is what the Gentile dispensation is all about, and, once the Word goes back to Israel, there is no Grace available for the foolish virgin.

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

The theology, I feel, is quite confused on this matter. In God’s eyes, there is only one Elect, ie that of the believers. Now these can be either jew or Christian; all are one; and as such, I do not consider that a differentiation is made between them; either today, or indeed, during the OT times. “But he is a Jew that is one inwardly”. All were, and still are, judged entirely on their faith, or lack thereof. The old dispensation, which appeared to rest on blood and race and land; but never did, has been thrown aside. Paul also… Read more »

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

Some suggest that it is the theology, the scholars, the religious experts, which have really missed the mark, as did the Pharisees, and are the core of the problem, where man has striven to out think God, because, as the point was made by you, previously, we are saved by FAITH, not works, lest any man should boast. Check Rom.3:1-29 to see there are two, one under Law, the other under Grace. Scripture forbids personal interpretation, doesn’t IT, 2Pet.1:20? Has it not been changing the Word of God by which we have accumulated the grief, chaos, the coming Judgement? Eccl.3:14-18;… Read more »

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

One little aside on that statement, bro. Tim.
Each of the Gentile church ages had an elect, those called out to follow the freshly unfolding Word, in each of the six church ages.
But, in this, at the end of the Laodicean age, Christ returns, opens the seven seals on His Book, and here, in Mat.24:24, is the only Scriptural reference to the VERY Elect.
The bride for this day, are typed with Enoch, do not taste death, and is caught away, to meet our Lord, in the air, whilst the foolish virgin have to die for their Faith.

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

Well said, Mr. Ross. The barbaric methods of animal slaughter for meat is cruel, should not allowed in any nation, particularly one which is supposed to be “CIVILIZED”, and why are we, the citizens, letting such practices invade our nations? Talk about religious persecution, it is we, the Christian nations, which are being persecuted, victimized, perverted by those who are intent on forcing us all to accept and live under Sharia Law. Is that what you want for your children? Why, curiously, do we, the white fellas, allow any invading forces, of the muslim religion, to destroy our culture, our… Read more »

Dot
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Dot

If one reads the reviews submitted by employees, this company is absolutely one of those you never want to work for. Not a single positive review from employees.

Luboš Motl
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Here in Czechia, where the crosses were also erased during the Greek week – and they were actually missing at products’ packages at least since Summer 2013 (and at big photographs of Santorini in the fliers since 2014) – the revelation caused a huge scandal. All major media ran several stories about it, thousands of angry comments were posted. Search for “Lidl supermarket chain desecrated churches† in Greece” for some info, links, parodies etc.

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Ahoj Luboš,
My daughter’s Czechish is much more fluent than her English.
(My daughter is from my last marriage. I also met my present wife in
Czechia) (Nemecke Doma)
a Dobry Vecer,
RR.

Constantine
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Constantine

What the hell is wrong with these people? Political correctness has become a pathological mental condition. And the most ridiculous thing of all in this fiasco is that very few non-Christians who would buy the product would be bothered by the natural presence of crosses on top of a church.

Almost certainly a case of projection by PC freaks.

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englishvinal

BOYCOTT… do not purchase. VOTE with the only thing that matters to these reptilian sods.. MONEY.

Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

Boycott? No problem. As I’ve said in my comment 5 minutes ago, their products are a sham and god knows what they are really selling you. I couldn’t eat a thing bought from there.

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

I always remember an amusing incident from a few years ago.
I said I shopped at Lidl; someone said they couldn’t possibly eat their products.
I had brought in a particularly good bar of chocolate they used to sell; it was dark chocolate with one side being coffee flavoured.
I left it on the desk, half eaten.
When I came back, the rest had gone.
Guess who.

DarkEyes
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DarkEyes

Ah, that is not good enough. Their products is not the problem, they are according their German standards which are quite high in quality. It is the weakness of their management be oppressed by a CDU Green Red government to get away with chistian signs. It is the logical path of Merkel who is pretty busy to get rid of the nation “Germany” for SHE wants to merge the five EU Euro Zone countries (the more or less rich ones) as one nucleus european area. (NOT as a new State!), as a starter. Later on if this succeeds and she… Read more »

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Great Expectations

I visited a Lidl for the first and last time a few weeks ago, not to shop for myself. I am aware of the Lidl adverts on RT, that promote the very cheap prices of products. I was horrified to see that not one product I picked up disclosed where in the world it had been produced or grown. If you’re interested in the quality of what you eat and where it has come from, I wouldn’t shop there. The shop is a con. And much of their packaging is designed to look like well-known brands, which they are not.… Read more »

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

I buy their stuff all the time.
It is very good in every respect.
They have big instore bakeries now; and their croissants are particularly good.
But I despise them for erasing crosses from Greek churches.
This is really quite despicable.

Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

Lidl is a heap of crap that sells rubbish and their PC rot isn’t going to affect me. I am devastated, however, to discover that John Lewis (which includes Waitrose) is to remove ‘boy’ ‘girl’ labels from children’s clothing to make them gender neutral! That boycott is going to affect me badly.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4845676/John-Lewis-ditches-boys-girls-labels-clothes.html#newcomment

DarkEyes
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DarkEyes

About your excitement about the “Lidl”. IMO. a) First was the campaign against VW, Audi, Mercedes Benz and a little later against Porsche. This is obvious, isn’t it? Economical Warfare against Germany. b) We are in the middle of the Energy Warfare. This is obvious, isn’t it? Ecomical Warfare against Germany. c) Now it is time for the Evil Tongues to attack the German Food chain Lidl? Suddenly Lidl is “in a silence war” against christianity? Lidl is a billion Big Business, people. Do you think the Lidl Management is so stupid to use “taking away crosses from pictures” on… Read more »

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Outside pressure in the form of sanctions has become an incentive to resolve various issues of Russia’s economy, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev stated in an interview with the Izvestiya daily.

He noted that through introducing sanctions against Russia, “the West aims to destabilize Russia’s economy and to create social and political tensions in society.”

“But during the difficult times, Russians have always stuck together and mobilized their resources in order to ensure the country’s sovereignty. This is what is happening now – the outside pressure has become an incentive to resolve many problems in Russia’s economy,” he said.

“Before the sanctions, it seemed that we would never be able to feed ourselves and that we are doomed to be dependent on Western import. However, right now, Russia’s food sovereignty in crucial sectors has practically been achieved, and in some areas, Russia has become the leading exporter,” Patrushev noted.

Those who apply the sanctions “can see that they (the sanctions – TASS) are ineffective and often achieve the opposite goal,” the Russian security chief concluded.

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US Neocon Foreign Policy and the War Waged Against Serbia

The Serbian assault began first by a ‘financial war’; by sanctions and finished off by an aggressive unprovoked incessant NATO bombing campaign.

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The ‘witch-hunt’ against President Trump over Russian collusion has officially ended, following the submission of the Mueller Report, enabling us to now focus on the real problems of America that effects the whole world.

In the hope of a waining of the Russophobia in America, let’s look at the US’s recent war history by starting with the 20th anniversary this month of the NATO war on Serbia in 1999 which amounted to almost 100 days of bombing of historic cities and infrastructure.

Firstly, these problems are, in the main caused by the Neocons, or Deep State, whatever you wish to call them, and the continuing promotion, by the US Military-Security Industrial Complex, of wars and regime change and secondly, Trump’s unreserved support for Israel, regardless of war crimes they may continue to commit against the Palestinians.

Incredibly after that one sided unjust and illegal war that NATO executed, NATO has the audacity to invite Serbia to join it! Something that will never happen. What do they smoke in DC, in the Pentagon and Brussels based NATO?

To compound these overall problems, the US Military and Israeli Defence Forces collaborate on these US regime change policies on all continents evidenced most recently by the arrival of crack Israeli troops last month in Brazil, prepared to support an attack potentially by Brazil and Columbia on Venezuela.

As, has now come to be expected, America pursues its Venezuelan regime change with full main stream media (MSM) cooperation, using well proven sophisticated propaganda techniques along with a variety of pretexts.

From Serbia to Iraq to Libya, where does it end? Observe that Trump is now seeking a ‘NATO alliance’ offering NATO status, to President Bolsonaro of Brazil to back the invasion of Venezuela.

So it is important to remember, as an example, that after a long war of economic and financial destabilization ended with the bombing of Serbia.

Serbia was previously a part of Yugoslavia, a country which had successfully evolved after 1945 to solve the old rivalries of the 19th and early 20th Century Balkan ethnic animosities which was, prior to the advent of power of President Tito, its past history.

The United Nations, instead of supporting, in effect, so called ‘humanitarian wars’ and ‘regime change wars’ by the US, using NATO, helped and relentlessly driven home by MSM outlets like CNN and FOX NEWS into people’s heads, must finally take a stand.

So too, Yugoslavia, once the envy of many in the world, given its then ‘non-aligned’ status under President Tito, was destroyed and broken up; ‘Balkanized’ in the early 1990s.

The Serbian assault began first by a ‘financial war’; by sanctions and finished off by an aggressive unprovoked incessant NATO bombing campaign. That’s what we can expect in Venezuela next.

This ‘Balkanization’ strategy similarly applies to Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria et al. It serves US Neocon interests to dismember States in the world and create smaller more ‘manageable’ countries.

‘Regime change’ runs against the intent, the very words contained in the US Constitution. No one in MSM ever reminds us of that fact. Nevertheless America’s ambition to overthrow other States continues, which they arrogantly now make no secret of. The next States will probably be Nicaragua then Iran to name but two.

A very noteworthy most recent outrageous unilateral declaration was made by President Trump, not yet formally agreed by US institutions, ‘giving’ something he has no authority to give; Syrian territory, the Golan Heights to be precise, to Israel. Something that one day could trigger a full scale Arab-Israeli War.

This is of extreme importance yet no real outcry comes from world leaders; well not so far.

The main reason for that decision given by senior US Administration figures is that “God anointed Trump to save the Jews”.

Not forgetting Trump’s need (which we the people don’t understand exactly why) to support Prime Minister Netanyahu in his difficult upcoming elections in Israel – in part because both countries failed to ‘regime change’ Syria – but more importantly to help the ‘financial terrorists’ who formed a company jointly that has already started drilling for oil in the Golan Heights. You might like to know who owns such oil drilling company which should answer a plethora of questions in one go that you must be asking yourselves.

The shareholder’s names tells us everything; Dick Cheney; Baron Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch. The titular heads of neocons, bankers and media on the planet.

In ending there is no more evidence required for us, the people of the world, to rise up against the globalist dark forces wherever they exist, be it in Brussels, London, France or Washington. We must demand democratic elections or start revolutions, the latter has already begun in France in the form of ‘the yellow vests’. And Brexit, by definition, is a rejection by the British people of globalism and American Hegemony.

The pattern of US destabilization and destruction of States to loot them of their sovereign resources is the unseen history of the last 100 years, not taught in any university, anywhere in the West.

As far as Ukraine is concerned, its government was taken down by the CIA and replaced by an ultra fascist regime that has full backing from America. This is no secret. But the MSM simple don’t report it.

US led NATO is ‘the transnational war machine’ of the world, devouring almost all free countries wealth. It can extort to terrorize all into conformity to the global ‘carcinogenic’ US Neocon imperialistic strategy.

A total estimated 20m people around the world have died since the end of WW11 at the hands of US Forces. Think about that for a moment.

One of the most famous sayings attributed to America’s great President Abraham Lincoln is about deception: “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

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Julia Reda, a German MEP with the Pirate Party, described it as a “dark day for internet freedom.”

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The European Parliament has voted to adopt the highly controversial Article 13 provision which would govern the production and distribution of content online under the auspices of increasing copyright protections.

Tuesday’s move will update the EU’s 20-year-old copyright rules and will govern everything from audiovisual content to memes, much to the dismay of many social media users who have already begun outpouring their grief online.

MEPs passed the legislation by 348 votes to 274 Tuesday. Opponents had hoped for last-minute amendments to be made but their efforts were in vain.

Julia Reda, a German MEP with the Pirate Party, described it as a “dark day for internet freedom.”

Article 13 or ‘The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market’ makes all platforms legally responsible for the content hosted and shared on their platforms.

The process of updating the bloc’s copyright laws began in the European Commission two years ago, ostensibly to protect Europe’s publishers, broadcasters and artists and guarantee fair compensation from big tech companies.

By essentially forcing companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to pay artists and publishers for the reproduction of their work online, include in meme format, the EU is effectively clamping down on online memery.

The onus will now be on tech companies to clamp down on content-sharing on their platforms, which will likely ensure yet more draconian policing of speech and content.

EU member states now have two years to pass their own laws putting Article 13 into effect.

Tens of thousands marched in protest across Germany ahead of the vote, decrying what they viewed as severe online censorship.

Tech giant Google said that while the directive is “improved” it will still lead to legal uncertainty and will damage Europe’s creative and digital economies.

Critics have argued that the only way for Article 13 to be effectively enforced would be through the use of upload filters which automatically check content to see if it’s copyrighted or not, at least in theory. However, the exact mechanics of such a system have yet to be fully debated and the potential for abuse is immediately clear.

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