Le Pen repeats shoah insult

This video is called Nazi Murder Mills (1945).

From France 24:

Jean-Marie LePen, leader of France’s far-right Front National, has once again caused outrage by saying the Nazi gas chambers were “a mere detail in the history of the Second World War”.

This time he repeated the assertion – almost verbatim – in the European Parliament itself, to howls of derision from his fellow MEPs.

The repetition follows a scandal at the possibility that, if elected, he would chair the parliament’s inaugural session – by default – because he is the oldest MEP.


Turkish colonel charged on murdered Kurds

This video from the USA is called Kerim Yildiz, Kurdish Human Rights Project, speaks at CUNY – 1:14:40 – 7 April 2008.

From British daily The Morning Star:

A TURKISH court charged an army colonel on Wednesday with incitement to murder on the suspicion that he had ordered the killing of Kurds who “disappeared” in the 1990s.

The court in Diyarbakir jailed Colonel Cemal Temizoz pending trial on charges of involvement in alleged summary killings of suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) guerillas.

New animal species discovered in Papua New Guinea

This video says about itself:

Lake Hargy Expedition reveals the unspoilt beauty of the region surrounding the lake. A land forgotten in time, New Britain, Papua New Guinea

From Conservation International:

In 2008, Conservation International (CI) led a Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) expedition to the Kaijende highlands and Hewa wilderness of Papua New Guinea (PNG). It was a truly a collaborative effort with CI’s specialists being joined by other scientists from both PNG and institutions such as the University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum to explore the region alongside members of the local communities. …

During the survey more than 600 species were documented over a number of different taxonomic groups including; amphibians, mammals, birds, reptiles, plants, and invertebrates. Of the discoveries made, a large number of species were found to be potentially new to science, and of these many are now being published and given scientific names and can now be confirmed as new.

The final results will provide decision makers with the tools necessary to enable them to balance development with protecting biodiversity that benefits both the local communities and the global ecosystem.

Species found include:


Orthrus jumping spider

This jumping spider was found in the rainforest of the highlands wilderness in Papua New Guinea.

Tabuina varirata jumping spider

Jumping spiders can jump to a height of at least 6 inches using blood pressure in their legs.

Uroballus jumping spider

Nothing is known about the ecology of this species of jumping spider.

Cucudeta jumping spider

This small jumping spider that vaguely resembles an ant was found among leaves on the ground of the dense rainforest at Tualapa.

Yamangalea jumping spider

This species belongs to the subfamily Cocalodinae, a highly distinctive group unique to New Guinea and region that previously had only two known genera.

Tabuina rufa jumping spider

This jumping spider was found on a tree in the rainforest. It is not only a species new to science, but Tabuina is a genus new to science.


Nyctimystes frog

This is a large and spectacular new frog and was discovered next to a clear running mountain river.

Litoria frog

Frogs from this group can be extremely variable in their appearance, and the sound of their call is one of the best ways both to distinguish among the species.

Oreophryne frog

This tiny species with a sharp chirping call is known only from limestone hills, where it was first found.


Cyrtodactylus Gecko

A beautiful gecko known only from a single specimen collected in dense rainforest at Tualapa in the Strickland River headwaters.

See also, with pictures, here.