Hungary has fallen!

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Democracy in Hungary is dead and Fascism rules by Michael Smith (Veshengro) As of April 2013, Hungary is no longer a democracy and if we all don''t act now, things are about to get a lot worse, and not just in Hungary, of that I am sure. If no action from the European Union is being taken now Hungary could well become become another Third Reich! Blink and you''ve missed it: Hungary is no longer a democracy. Don''t let Hungary go the way of Nazi Germany.

Neo-Nazis assume police powers in Hungary

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They have told the local Roma population in no uncertain terms that they'd better pack up and leave Hungary if they wish to live.

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Back From Birding Hungary

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And what a trip to Hungary it was! Before I get into the nitty-gritties of my awesome birding experiences in Hungary I thought I would just share a few of the shots that I got during the trip. Destinations Europe Hungary SwarovskiI’m baaack!

Five Things I Learned While Birding in Hungary

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I do try to experience and learn as much as I can on every trip and my week in Hungary was no exception. Rather than force you to go all the way to Hungary to learn on your own the five main lessons I learned I figured sharing them here on the blog would be worthwhile.

Northern White-breasted Hedgehog Erinaceus roumanicus

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My week-long trip to Hungary was a familiarity trip organized by the wonderful folks at Swarovski Optik to introduce their new line of superior spotting scopes, the ATX and the STX modular telescopes. Mammals hedgehogs Hungary Swarovski

Stop What You Are Doing & Look At The World Press Photo of The Year.

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Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green black and white canon Hungary photo of the year photography Serbia war Warren Richardson world pressThere's nothing pretentious here, nothing glorious. It's utterly.

The red line that runs through Hungary after a massive sludge spill

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Refugee Crisis in Hungary—The Love of Strangers Fuels their Hope.

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For it is that seed the seed of love that fuels the most powerful of all fuels. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) compassion fear hope Hungarian refugees the seed of love volunteer writer's heart

From my Immigrant’s Heart to Yours: 5 Things I want You to Know.

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When I first left Hungary I was 18. Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education communism cultural shock Hungary immigrant immigration making friends moving to a different countryI did it simply because I could, there was no more iron curtain.

Feeding a Fledgling Song Thrush

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It is a fledgling Song Thrush being attended by a parent outside of the wonderful Nomad Hotel in Hungary’s Bükk Hills. I hope she brings me more cherries and not a slimy slug. ••• My week-long trip to Hungary was a familiarity trip organized by the wonderful folks at Swarovski Optik.

Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla

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Until a month ago I had never seen the Eurasian Wryneck either, but the trip to Hungary took care of that gap on the life list easily. I considered myself extremely fortunate that there was a pair apparently nesting just down the street from the Nomad Hotel in Hungary’s Bükk Hills.

The Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus

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My week-long trip to Hungary was a familiarity trip organized by the wonderful folks at Swarovski Optik to introduce their new line of superior spotting scopes, the ATX and the STX modular telescopes , which were used to digiscope all of the images in this post.

Searching for a White-backed Woodpecker

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White-backed Woodpecker was one of the major target birds of the Bükk Hills portion of the trip to Hungary and though I would probably have preferred seeing what I now believe to be the mythical Black Woodpecker , the White-backed Woodpecker was a nice consolation prize.

Birding Sarokház Panzió – An Airport Hotel in Budapest

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young Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe … My week-long trip to Hungary was a familiarity trip organized by the wonderful folks at Swarovski Optik to introduce their new line of superior spotting scopes, the ATX and the STX modular telescopes. Trips Budapest Europe Hungary Swarovski

Syrian President Claims “The West Are to Blame” for the Refugee Crisis.

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only EU humanitarian crisis Hungary migrant crisis migration refugee SyrianBashar al-Assad, Syrian’s President, has announced that he believes "Europe is responsible because it supported terrorism.".

Why Go to the Birdfair?

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While on my trip to Hungary I was pleased to bird with and spend time with Tim Appleton, the co-founder and co-organizer of the Birdfair, the world’s largest birding event.

Birding from a Hide

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I have asked myself that same question many times over the last six months, until last week, when I was involved in an opening ceremony of five new bird hides at the Palic Lake, by the town of Subotica in the very north of Serbia, along the border with Hungary (all photos are from that area). What do you think makes for a good bird hide?

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Eastern Imperial Breakfast

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In the same period, neighbouring Hungary had more than 60 pairs of them. Today, Serbia’s population has risen to 4 to 5 pairs, while Hungary’s went up to 130+ pairs! One brightly coloured male Common Redstart is patrolling a nearby hedge, while a pair of Common Ravens is circling the valley. Driving on a sunny May morning through meadows and vineyards takes me to the Mt. Fruska Gora national park.

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A webcam in Szentgotthárd, Hungary captured this curious bird looking into the camera. I stumbled onto this yesterday and wanted to share. The webcam is set to shoot only one frame in every minute, so what are the chances

The Fourth Record

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Still, in recent decades, the Great Black-backed Gull has become a regular migratory and wintering wanderer of neighbouring Hungary and Croatia.

Confronting the fascist threat in Europe and abroad

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In Hungary, Marton Gyongyosi, a member of parliament for the far-right Jobbik Party, called for the government to draw up lists of Jews who pose a national security risk and for the extermination, basically, of all Gypsies.

deliberateLIFE Magazine Issue #5 – Review

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Fay has lived and worked in Hungary, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, the United States and South Africa.

Black Woodpecker: Officially a Nemesis

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I have never before had a true nemesis bird. Sure, occasionally a bird has given me problems, like Black-backed Woodpeckers back in 2007 when I was doing an alleged Big Year in New York State, but not seeing a bird for a single year does not make it a nemesis. But Black Woodpecker ?

The Common Cuckoo and The Evolution of Mimicry

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The answer may lie in locations, like Hungary … where rufous cuckoos are more numerous than in the UK. Photo of Common Cuckoo by Flickr user jamalhaider There is some interesting new research you will want to know about concerning Reed Warblers and Cuckoos.

A little hedgehog story

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After Corey shared his story of his hedgehog experience in Hungary I thought you may like to see some rather adorable pictures of a young European Hedgehog in England.

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Turkey Tells Egypt to Bypass Israel and Cyprus With Long Pipeline to Europe

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Turkish PM Erdogan on recent visit to Egypt; more energy influence at Israel’s expense. AP photo by Maggie Michael and Lee Keeth.

GMO-Tainted Blood Poisons Unwitting Vampires

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We could be the next France …or Hungary. Get involved with LabelGMOs.org to help get GMO labelling on the 2012 ballot in California. Success is California should portend success across the rest of the country.

Action urged after weedkiller traces found in peoples' urine

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" Urine samples were collected from volunteers in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Macedonia, Malta, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands and UK.

deliberateLIFE. The green and ethical magazine for the iPad generation

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Fay has lived and worked in Hungary, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, the United States and South Africa. Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) deliberateLIFE is the brainchild of Fay Johnson Fay Johnson. She is the Founder & Chief Deliberator at deliberateLIFE Magazine.

Gypsies to be pressed into forced slave labor gangs

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Gypsies (and those receiving welfare) are to be pressed into forced labor gangs, supervised by police and militias By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Hungary, June 2011: According to information on the wires Gypsies are to be pressed into forced labor gangs in Hungary in the very near future. Hungary claims, at the close of its EU presidency, that the program of integration of Romani People in Hungary has gone well during this period.

Germany’s Great Bustards and how to see them

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Today, birders wanting to see this avian gem usually venture to the healthy populations of the Iberian peninsular or travel to Hungary.

Crossbill Guide to Extremadura: A Review

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The Crossbill Guide Foundation is a publishing NGO, founded by Dirk Hilbers, and they currently have 10 Crossbill Guides for great European birding/nature areas, including the Finnish Lapland, Hungary’s Hortobagy, France’s Loire Valley and the Biebrza Marshes in Poland.

Ten people in Germany die from E.coli

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Cases of the disease have been reported in Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK whilst the cucumbers, which were originally imported from Spain, had also been sent to Hungary, Austria and Luxembourg.

Fascism in Germany did not start with Hitler and the NSDAP

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The current economic crisis throughout the European Union, and not just in the Euro bloc, is causing a resurgence of Fascism in many countries, including and especially Hungary and others countries of the former Warsaw Pact. Pogroms against Gypsies, however, are occurring already frequently in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, and also in Germany.

“FUGMO”: The Anti-GMO Mascot

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From PlanetSave: Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Maize Fields. Writers, Bloggers, Photographers, Cartoonists, please feel free to place the FUGMO seal of disapproval on any of your anti-GMO work. Readers, you are invited to add the seal to your avatar. FUGMO says: “F U, GMOs!”

Fascists on the ascent

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As a Rom I do not need reminding that the fascist are on the rise as we can see this day in day out in countries such as Hungary, Romani, Bulgaria, etc.,

First Outbreak of Usutu Virus in Germany

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It subsequently spread to Budapest/ Hungary (2005, 2006), Zürich/ Switzerland (2006), and north-east Italy (2008/2009). Okay, I meant to write an entertaining post. I honestly did.

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Grandpa’s justice

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Or so it was with my grandfather, the mayor of a small village in Hungary, then a part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. By Tom Kovach Issue #65 • September/October, 2000 Having the best vegetable garden in the village might put food on the table and make some money at the market, but it also can cause some problems. My father told me Grandfather grew some of the best potatoes, cabbage, and carrots in the area. But one summer he ran into problems. Someone was stealing his produce.

Costi Gurgu Interview and the Auroras

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My stories have been published in Romania, Hungary, Poland, Denmark, England, Canada and USA. ??. full cover art for Outer Diverse. ??