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31 May, 2018
Members Of European Parliament Resist Brussels Plan To Censor Web Content
It was the ultimate plan nurtured by opponents of free speech, in particular the governments of France and Germany, and the bureaucrats who effectively run the EU, to control the content we could see on the web. Collaboration with Facebook failed because Facebook users are more interested in dying donkeys and piano playing cats than news, collaboration with Google failed because all we had to do to see the'verboten' content was use another search engine.
But controlling what is uploaded to the web seemed like the perfect way to stop members of the public seeing content that questions the official narrative.
The EU has beeen considering a copyright proposal that would require code-sharing platforms to monitor all content that users upload for potential copyright infringement (see the EU Commission’s proposed Article 13 of the Copyright Directive). The proposal was originally aimed at music and videos on streaming platforms, based on a theory of a “value gap” between the profits those platforms make from uploaded works and what copyright holders of some uploaded works receive. as such it was well intentioned. However, the way the proposed rules were written would enable it to capture many other types of content including news and opinion.
Upload filters (“censorship machines”) are one of the most controversial elements of the copyright proposal, raising a number of concerns, including:
- Privacy: Upload filters are a form of surveillance, effectively a “general monitoring obligation” prohibited by EU law
- Free speech: Requiring platforms to monitor content contradicts intermediary liability protections in EU law and creates incentives to remove content
- Ineffectiveness: Content detection tools are flawed (generate false positives, don’t fit all kinds of content) and overly burdensome, especially for small and medium-sized businesses that might not be able to afford them or the resulting litigation
The EU Parliament continues to introduce new proposals for Article 13 but these issues remain. In the embedded video Members of The European Parliament explain why they plan to reject the proposal.RELATED POSTS:
EU on the Brink: Spanish Government Set To Collapse
As I reported last week the European Union's political crisis is about to deepen as the Spanish government, with one of the parties that was in the ruling coalition having just defected to the opposition, is about to collapse. Anti - EU feeling is rising in Spain and in the election which must follow the firing of the government, a Eurosceptic coalition similar to the one which won the Italian election in March but has so far been blocked from taking power will be elected.
Spain’s conservative government appeared doomed to lose a no-confidence vote in parliament, with the centre-left Socialist party poised to take power. The interim Government, which was appointed by King Felipe after an inconclusive election led to the main parties being unable to form a coalition, has been damaged by numerous corruption scandals and failures of leadership.
After Prime Minister Rajoy called a confidence vote, one of the minor parties in is government said they will vote in favour of the motion to fire the government spelt the almost certain end of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s administraion and foretold the stunning collapse of his minority government in a parliamentary vote Friday, when it will be short of support to survive.
The impending downfall of Rajoy’s government after ruling for nearly eight years came just days after his Popular Party’s reputation was badly damaged by a court verdict that identified it as a beneficiary of a large kickbacks-for-contracts scheme.
The unexpected development injected a new element of tension into European Union politics and global financial markets, already unsettled by Italy’s struggles to install a government since a March 4 election.
30 May, 2018
I'm not dead, I'm getting better ...
Real life becomes more and more like a Monty Python's Flying Circus movie.
My favourite Python sketch (Image source: i3.kym-cdn.com)
The latest evidence of this is a story seized on by those sections always ready to demonise Russia, about the assassination by Russian government agents of a journalist in Kiev, Ukraine.
The reported killing of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko on Tuesday in Kiev turns out to have been a ruse by the Ukrainian law enforcement allegedly to prevent a plan to assassinate the writer, Ukrainian authorities said.
After the initial reports of Babchenko’s killing, some Ukrainian officials rushed to accuse Russian intelligence services of masterminding the assassination, a theme quickly taken up by print and broadcast media in the west.
Reporting on the high profile case on Wednesday, the head of the SBU, Ukraine’s national security service, Sergey Gritsak shocked audiences by revealing Babchenko was alive and unhurt.
He claimed that the SBU had information about a planned assassination attempt on the journalist and acted to derail the plot. It was not clear whether they did so as part of the deception or simply followed their usual habit of pinning every high-profile crime in Ukraine on Moscow.
Bring Out Your Dead scene - Monty Python and the Holy Grail:
Government Accused of ‘Letting Rape Gang Victims Down’
Picture source: express.co.uk
A group of 20 MPs have called for concrete action to be taken against “sickening” grooming gangs, as the government was accused of “letting down” thousands of victims of child sexual exploitation in the UK. In a letter to the Home Office noting “alarming” similarities in how the gangs of mostly Pakistani-heritage men operate across Britain, the cross-party group called for government research into why the abuse is taking place.
As reported by Sky News, the MPs, who largely represent areas where grooming has been rife, stated: “Cases of gang related child sexual exploitation, such as those in Rotherham, Telford MP Says Police Ignored Child Sex Abuse Complaints by ParentsTelford and in Newcastle conform to a precise model of recruitment, manipulation and exploitation.
“Despite these commonalities, we are not aware of any research being undertaken to understand the drivers for this kind of crime.
“We believe the Government should commission research covering the specifics of gang grooming including the national networks in which this crime exists.” the group told Home Secretary Sajid Javid.
Most Brits Say Immigration Has Divided Communities
Some immigrants make it clear integration is not on their agenda
A strong majority of British people think immigration has divided communities, particularly in areas most affected by mass arrivals, polling by a left-wing group has found. This opinion is not confined to ethnic Europeans or older age groups. The study, by the think tank Demos, also found that a large majority of people responding believe the government should be doing more to preserve and protect traditional ways of life in a time of globalisation and deep economic change.
In responses to one of the most significant questions, 71 per cent said immigration has “made the communities where migrants have settled more divided”, with the number rising to 78 per cent in areas most affected by large-scale migration in recent years. The number was more than four-fifths, or 81 per cent, amongst Conservative voters, but also surprisingly high in working class Labour consituencies in the north and midlands which confirms the widely held view that the Labour leadership is totally out of touch with voters.
From focus groups and their polling, authors concluded that most people thought immigration had had negative effects and “the nation’s cultures and traditions are not being sufficiently defended and promoted”. A large number of Brits are also “particularly incensed by cultural pluralism, seen to be favoured over British values and traditions, and political correctness, regarded as taxing and repressive”.
According to their polling, more than half, 55 per cent, believe that jobs were more accessible in the past, 71 per cent believe their communities have been eroded in their lifetimes, and 63 per cent said that the UK’s world status has declined.
29 May, 2018
NHS guilty of 'ridiculous waste of resources' and could improve care without spending a penny more, top medic says
As government health ministers, opposition politicians, medical bodies and mainstream media turn the volume up to eleven and screech for more government money tp "save the NHS, a seniot surgeon, Profesor Keith Willet has broken ranks to tell the truth.
Writing for The Telegraph, the senior surgeon said that too often, the system had stopped functioning even before the first patient arrives for surgery. The NHS is guilty of a “ridiculous waste of resources” - and could improve care without spending a penny more,." he states.
Prof Willett, NHS medical director for acute care, urged staff to stop “fuming” when the system “grinds to a halt” and instead do more to prevent beds being blocked by patients who should have been discharged.
He said too many surgeons were left unable to operate - sometimes on a daily basis - because of a failure to tackle bedblocking, with beds filled by those unable to discharged for want of help at home.
“To have highly skilled surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses sitting around waiting for patients is clearly a ridiculous waste of resources,” he writes.
But he urged surgeons to stop “bemoaning” the problem and do more to help solve it, with better planning to identify what help their own patients would need to be discharged swiftly.
A radical transformation of the system could be made without extra resources, he said.
The End Of The Euro - It's Been 20 Years Since France Minted That First Euro Coin
Oh dear, the European Union is having a rough time. having coerced the 80 year old Italian President to overturn the decisions of the democratically elected government, the Brussels Bureaucratic Dictatorship has plunged the EU into a far greater cisis than Brexit. This one really does pose an existential threat to the Union, and will surely sink the idea of a politically unified European Superstate.
We found watching the mayhem unfold on financial news feeds addictive today and have only assembled a collection of headlines and links through which the story can be followed.
Italy In Chaos: Country To Vote Again After President Blocks Government; "Unclear What…
It's Been 20 Years Since France Minted That First Euro CoinAuthored by Andrew Moran via LibertyNation.com,
On May 11, 1998, at a formal ceremony, Economy Minister Dominique Strauss-Kahn activated the mint printing press and produced its first euro coin, making France the first of 11 nations participating in the launch of the single currency to strike the money. Taking a bite out of the coin, Strauss-Kahan declared that it’s “the real thing, it’s no copy.”
At the time, the Monnaie de Paris was scheduled to mint 7.6 billion coins, or four times the weight of the Eiffel Tower, and eight different coinage denominations with a value between 0.01 and two euros. The coins maintained one national side and one European side.
Proponents scoffed at the naysayers, declaring that it would stimulate the economy and spur industrial growth that can rival that of the U.S. and Japan.
It has been 20 years since there was a lot of hope and promise that a euro banknote and coin would lead to prosperity, savings, and fiscal responsibility. Like a child’s dream of becoming an astronaut when he’s older, the European elite’s aims have not been realized. Twenty years later, the eurozone economy is running on a treadmill, subzero interest rates are the norm, and budget deficits are ubiquitous.
It has also been about a decade since the global financial crisis. Has Europe recovered? Debt is skyrocketing, deficits are not winding down, and quantitative easing persists.
Explain again why any nation wants to stay on a sinking ship... No wonder why half of Europeans hold an unfavorable view of the EU.
Italy Constitutional Crisis: Unelected President Nixes Populist Victory, Appoints Pro-E.U. Prime Minister
The failure of Italy’s populist forces to form a government after President Sergio Mattarella refused to endorse their eurosceptic pick for economy minister has propelled the country into a political crisis with the only outcome appearing to be early elections.
However going back to the polls presents Italy with a range of problems, from the upheaval of old political alliances to the possibility of a new electoral system being put in place.
Sabotage: Italian President Blocks Eurosceptic Coalition Govt, Populist Leader Calls for Impeachment
Italian President Sergio Mattarella announced his rejection of Italy’s populist coalition government Sunday evening in what is being billed as one of the worst days in Italian political history.
Mattarella’s move is being widely interpreted as a rejection not only of the government but of the national will as expressed in democratic elections, and massive demonstrations are expected Monday. The Italian president was reportedly under heavy pressure from Brussels, Berlin, and other centres of European power to abort the eurosceptic government, which they viewed as a threat to European stability.
With his choice of prime minister, Italy’s president has gifted the far right
Italy should be doing well. Unlike Britain, it exports considerably more to the rest of the world than it imports, while its government spends less (excluding interest payments) than the taxes it receives. And yet Italy is stagnating, its population in a state of revolt following two lost decades.
While it is true that Italy is in serious need of reforms, those who blame the stagnation on domestic inefficiencies and corruption must explain why Italy grew so fast throughout the postwar period until it entered the eurozone. Was its government and polity more efficient and virtuous in the 1970s and 1980s? Hardly.
The singular reason for Italy’s woes is its membership of a terribly designed monetary union,
Italian Banks, Bonds Crash As Di Maio Calls For Protests Against "The Arrogance Of Institutions"
Five Star leader Luigi Di Maio addressed the Italian nation on a live Facebook feed this afternoon calling for them to mobilize against the institution represented by President Mattarella and demanding a new election as soon as possible.
"We can not stand watching, we must react immediately firmly. Today he will hang an Italian flag out the window and ask you to do the same. We claim the pride of being Italian..."
"There are tons of lies. I have said throughout the electoral campaign that we do not want to leave the euro. Savona would not take us out of the euro, he would have asserted Italy's interests in the EU headquarters ".
"On June 2nd I invite everyone to come to Rome for a great demonstration."
Yesterday - with the "no" of the Quirinale to the binding of Lega and M5s on the name of Sardinian economist Paolo Savona - "was the darkest night of democracy", he added.
"We ask to go to the vote as soon as possible. Even in August? As soon as possible", he clarified at the end of the meeting in the Chamber with Matteo Salvini.
Which Banks Are Most Exposed To Italy's Sovereign Debt? (Other The The Horribly-Exposed Italian Banks)Authored by Don Quijones via WolfStreet.com,
“Doom loop” begins to exact its pound of flesh.
Risk. Exposure. Contagion. These are three words we’re likely to hear more and more in relation to Europe, as the Eurozone’s debt crisis returns.
On Friday, Italy’s 10-year risk premium - the spread between Italian ten-year bond yields and their German counterparts — surged almost 20 basis points to 212 basis points. This was the highest level since May 2017, when a number of Italy’s banks, including third biggest bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS), were on the brink of collapse and were either “resolved” or bailed out. Now, they’re all beginning to wobble again.
Italy's Pro-EU President Flouts VotersAuthored by Soeren Kern via The Gatestone Institute,
The political situation reflects the stranglehold on power wielded by the pro-EU establishment, which is evidently determined to preserve economic austerity at the expense of democracy.
"We need to prepare a plan B to get out of the euro if necessary... the other alternative is to end up like Greece." — Paolo Savona, a former industry minister who has called Italy's entry into the euro a "historic mistake."
"In Italy, there is a problem of democracy. In this country, you can be a convicted criminal, convicted for tax fraud, under investigation for corruption and be a minister... but if you criticize Europe, you cannot be the Minister of the Economy in Italy." — M5S leader Luigi Di Maio.
Italy's new populist government-in-waiting resigned on May 28 after its choice of a eurosceptic finance minister was rejected by the country's pro-EU president - who instead asked an unelected technocrat to form a pro-EU government.
The political wrangling ends a bid by Italy's two anti-establishment parties — the left-leaning Five Star Movement (M5S) and the center-right League (Lega) — to form a populist coalition government, which would have been the first of its kind in Europe.
Italy Headed For July Elections After "Mr Scissors" Fails To Form Government
While it is nothing but a waste of time, today Italy's premier-designate, Carlo Cottarelli, a former IMF official also known as "Mr. Scissors" for his drastic public debt cutting, was supposed to present the country's scandalous president, Sergio Mattarella with a list of people who make up his technocratic government; instead he left the meeting with the president without an agreement on a cabinet team and Italy staring new elections in just two months.
While it is unclear what led to the failure by Cottarelli, who will again meet Mattarella on Wednesday, the inability to lay out his government would force the president to dissolve parliament, leading to elections within 60 to 70 days. He may have little choice: as Bloomberg notes, pressure among barious Italian lawmakers mounted on Tuesday to hold elections as soon as possible, with Ansa reporting that Cottarelli’s efforts were stalled by the parties demanding a vote on July 29, or a week later, on August 5.
Oettinger Apologizes After Saying "Markets Will Teach Italians" Not To Vote For Populistsfrom Zeo Hedge
Following what must have been a full court press by the top brass in Brussels on EU budget commissioner, Guenther Oettinger, to retract his statement that "the markets will lead Italians not to vote much longer for the populists", which as we reported earlier infuriated Italians because it revealed the true nature of "democracy" in Europe, Oettinger found himself with no way out but to apologize for a comment that would have assured a negative outcome in the upcoming Italian Euro referendum:
The European Union’s Days Are Numbered, Chaos Erupts in ItalyWritten by Nathan McDonald, Sprott Money News
A sea of red across the board.
Contagion is setting in as investors in the United States return to the markets after their holiday weekend. We are witnessing a full-blown panic set in as markets around the world are down across the board.
The source of this comes from Italy and their inability to form a cohesive government. The current ruling party recently rejected the offer to form a coalition with the next largest party, which are Euro Skeptics.
The reasoning for this is that they believed it would cause unease and chaos in the markets. Ironically, the very thing they were trying to avoid is exactly what they made happen.
Now, Italy faces a political crisis. The pro EU government is losing control, and uncertainty gains momentum with each passing minute.
28 May, 2018
In The UK You Can now Be Jailed For Reporting The Facts.
Last Friday, as I reported here and at MINDS.com British free-speech activist and critic of the government sanctioned spread of radical Islam, Tommy Robinson, was doing his job, reporting for an internetnews channel, reporting live on camera from outside a Leeds courtroom where the trial of a number of Muslim men due to be tried for child rape, when he was surrounded by police officers and forced into a van. In the space of the next few hours, a judge tried, convicted, and sentenced him to 13 months in jail, and even more worryingly also issued a gag order, imposing a total news blackout on the case in the British media. Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was immediately taken to Hull Prison.
Most media outlets were remarkably compliant. News stories that had already been posted online after Robinson's arrest at the Scottish Daily Record,Birmingham Live, The Mirror, RT, and Breitbart News were promptly pulled down, although, curiously, a report remained up at the leftie online news site The Independent, a which mitigated its defiance of the order by describing Robinson as a far right extremist. It then summed up the least appealing episodes in his career and blamed him for an attack on the Finsbury Park Mosque,last January, which the subsequent trial of the perpetrator show Robinson had nothing to do with. Somehow, the Independent also got away with publishing a report on London's Saturday rally in support of Robinson, though the left wing judge's gagging order extended to reporting anything linked to Robinson's arrest.
The resulting document proved to be a perfect illustration of Western Europe's encroaching tyranny.
Also on Saturday, Breitbart UK posted a copy of the gag order, but redacted it as required. Fortunately MINDS.com is a US site and so we can see it there.
Certain details were blanked before the image was posted to MINDS. Thanks to the way the internet works, The Daily Stirrer is not in contempt of court for showing this, all we have done is opened a windon in our site so you readers can see the content on s US based site. We do, as all decent people should, have only contempt for the court and the piss poor speciment of humanity who, masquerading as a man of the law, sentence Robinson to imprisonment for telling the truth and violated the rights of the free press.
27 May, 2018
Russia's Gold Hoard Soars As Trust In Dollar As Reserve Currency \diminished
Leaders greet each other at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum
In spite of the presence of many close US allies, including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, French President Emmanuel Macron, China’s Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF chief Christine Lagarde, Vladimir Putin dominated Russia's annual economic showcase.
The Russian president in an unusually outspoken performance, expressed concerns over the erosion of trust and the specter of a global crisis brought on by Washington's disruptions. This probably has a lot to do with the recent launch of the long planned Russian / Chinese alternative to the Petrodollar as a medium for cross border trades.
“The free market and fair competition are being squeezed by confiscations, restrictions, sanctions,” Putin said, in a clear referernce to the use of sanctions by the USA to bully smaller nations into accepting Washington's diktat.
“There are various terms but the meaning is the same -- they’ve become an official part of the trade policy of certain countries. The “spiral” of U.S. penalties is targeting “an ever larger number of countries and companies,” undermining “the current world order,” Putin said.
Macron - who seemed more enamored with Putin than the rest, replied: “I fully share your point of view.”
Putin also expressed frustration at lack of contact with US Predident Donald Trump, blaming the investigation into alleged collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia to influence the 2016 U.S. election. "We are hostages to this internal strife in the United States," Putin said. "I hope that it will end some day and the objective need for the development of Russian-American relationships will prevail."
As Bloomberg reports, the panel had its prickly moments. After Putin suggested that Europe depended on the U.S. for its security, and told Macron there was “no need to worry” because Russia would help, the French president shot back:
“I’m not afraid, because France has an army that knows how to protect itself.”
However, the most ominous signs were from Putin himself as he referred to changes to the unipolar order. In his opening statement at the plenary session, Putin said the global economic order is being undermined and that breaking the rules is becoming the rule of the game. The Daily Stirrer has been reporting on the currency wars being waged by Russia, China and Iran against the USA in reponse to increasing US military belligerence.
Coming a only day after Russia's Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum that settlements in US currency could be dropped by Russia in favor of the euro, the significance of that threat was unequivocal.
"As we see, restrictions imposed by the American partners are of an extraterritorial nature. The possibility of switching from the US dollar to the euro in settlements depends on Europe’s stance toward Washington’s position,” said Siluanov, who is also Russia’s first deputy prime minister.
“If our European partners declare their position unequivocally, we could definitely see a way to use the European common currency for financial settlements, such as payments for goods and services, which today are often subject to restrictions,” Siluanov added, dangling the bait of a possible way to save their beloved single currency in front of Merkel and Macron as the EU confronts new problems in Italy and Spain.
The global economy is facing a threat of a spiraling protectionist measures that can lead to a devastating crisis, Vladimir Putin warned. Nations must find a way to prevent this and establish rules on how the economy should work.
Simply put, Putin concluded:
"US sanctions hurt trust in the US dollar as the world's reserve currency."
All of which appears to confirm many conspiracy-theorist's reasoning for why Russia is stockpiling gold faster than any other nation on earth...
How Russia has piled up the gold - Source: Zero Hedge
26 May, 2018
Spain's Government Collapses: This Is The End Of The Euro
Image source: www.andydavey.com/
The Spanish government, a fragie coalition at its inception, loks set to collapse in the next few weeks as the Ciudadanos party has broken ranks and thrown in its lot with the opposition group, PSOE (socialist) and Podemos in a non-confidence vote against PM Rajoy. After months of strife following a vote by citizens of the most prosperous province, Catalona, to secede from the nation, which prompted a fascistic response from Rajoy's government as it persecuted Catalan politicians, jailing some and causing others to flee the country, this can only mean Spain has taken a giant step towards disintegration.
The Spanish political crisis is inextricably linked to the pending conflict betwen the new Eurosceptic Italian government and Brussels, not simply because the nations are culturally and economically so alike, but because both, having been coerced into joining the signle currency, now combine to create huge financial uncertainty in the eurozone.
Sometimes a crisis in needed to make people see that the emperor, strutting around in all his pomp and glory, is not just stark bollock naked, but also is afflicted with several disfiguring diseases.
Both countries, though Italy perhaps more than Spain, would by now have experienced total economic collapse had the European Central Bank (ECB) not propped up their economies bu mortgaging Europe's future. In essence, the ECB's Mario Draghi is buying up trillions in sovereign bonds to disguise the fact that the present economic condition of the Eurozone makes it inevitable that the poorer south of Europe will lose against the north.
Club Med as the poorer nations are known (or less politely PIGS, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Greece) needs a mechanism for devaluing their currencies from time to time to keep up in order to reduce the burden of interest due on Sovereign Bonds. Signing up for the euro meant they lost that sovereign right, their economies are now tied to the German economic powerhouse, and the single currency itself doesn’t provide a way out. The euro has become a liability to the poor nations, but if we did a bit deeper beneath the headline figures, it’s also a drain on Germany, which, one Britain leaves, will be the only net contributor to the EU budget and thus is forced to either bail out Italy and Spain or crush them the way Greece, Portugal and Ireland have been crushed and are now little more that client sttes of the Brussels bureaucratic empire.
Italy and Spain are much larger economies than Greece, Portugal or Ireland, and therefore present much biggr problems, which are about to become infinitely more painful than had those countries been able to devalue their currencies.
The main fault of the euro, it is that: it creates problems that would not have existed if the common currency itself didn’t. This was inevitable from the get-go. The fatal flaw was baked into the cake.
The common currency has been rendered obsolete by technology, in 2018, people have no need of banks or exchange bureaus to exchange their dollars, krone, pounds, or yen, we can either pay in plastic or get some local currency out of an ATM. All this could be done at automatically adjusting exchange rates without the use of all sorts of middlemen that existed when the euro was introduced.
Americans, Australians and travellers from non Eurozone European nations such as Britain or Sweden visiting Europe already use this exact same system and it would work just as seamlessly for Francs, Deutschmarks, Peseta or Lira. Governments could easily agree rules that make it impossible for banks and credit card companies to charge more than, say, 0.5%, on currency exchange transactions. Nations do not need a body like the European Union in order to make deals with each other.
Technology has eradicated the reason for the euro's existence, but the euro is here to stay because the real but unspoken reason it was created was to ease the path for integrating the EU member states into a single political entity. It is therefore going to cause a lot more pain and mayhem before it collapses because Europe's bureaucratic elite are not going to give up their dream or a pan European empire easily. Any country that even thinks about leaving the system will be punished hard, even if leaving is the only was to prevent that nation sinking into third world poverty.
So many carers have been built of fulfilling the dream of a single European superstate run by unelected bureaucrats, so much has invested in it, and the richer nations and their banks still benefit hugely from the problems poorer ones face. The countries that got it right were Britain and Sweden, both of which more than met the conditions for single currency membership but decided to stay out of the eurozone. Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece did not meet the conditions but through creative accounting and bullying in brussels were forced in, with disastrous results for all.
If, however, anyone want to take out a bet on who’s going to be worse off when the euro whip comes down, post Brexit Britain or for instance Italy, Spain or France?
25 May, 2018
Telford MP Says Police Ignored Child Sex Abuse Complaints by Parents
Telford MP Lucy Allan has taken police to task for ignoring large-scale child sexual exploitation by mostly Muslim grooming gangs, with abusers only having to say they did not know the victim’s age to escape justice.
Despite the age of consent across the United Kingdom being 16, men abusing significantly younger children were able to get the police off their backs simply by claiming the victims consented and that they did not know they were underage.
“All the perpetrators have to do is say, ‘The victim willingly met for sex and did not tell me her age’,” revealed Allan, who has campaigned determinedly for a proper inquiry into the widely unreported abuse of around a thousand girls in her constituency, as well as tightening of the consent laws.
“As each case comes to light, we cannot just go on wringing our hands and saying how horrific it is that different cases are emerging up and down the country,” she added, emphasising the need for concrete action in a velied reference to similar cases in Rotherham, Rochdale, Birmingham, sheffield, Bristol and many other cities and towns with large immigrant populations. In the case of Rotherham two government commissioned public inquiries have ctiticised local police forces, social services departments and elected officials, yet we hear reports that grooming and abuse is still going on, underr the protection of politically correct law enforcement policies.
Allan described how police treated one 13-year-old as a willing participant in her abuse by a group of older men, even after she became pregnant and her parents reported what was happening. In the Member of Parliament's own words:
“The grooming began while she was celebrating her 13th birthday in a local restaurant. While she was still 13, she became pregnant by one of those men, and her parents realised what was going on and went to the police.The identity of the perpetrators was not an issue and arrests were quickly made.
“Two things went wrong, however: the police failed to identify that the men were connected to each other, or that the child had been groomed. The police treated the men as if each one was in a separate relationship with the child. She was treated as willingly engaging in sexual activity with men she had voluntarily chosen to have a relationship with.
“How can the authorities assume that a child as young as 13 would willingly consent to sex with multiple men?” Allan demanded, adding, “Let us be honest: in the cases I am talking about, the men are not in the child’s social network — they are not young teenagers from the child’s school, or known to the child’s parents or older siblings.
“They are groups of adult men targeting young girls through street grooming or in takeaways and restaurants.
“How can the police possibly assume with good reason that the targeted child consents simply because she did not refuse sexual intercourse? Consent must be freely given without duress or coercion. Consent is a voluntary act.”
The left, particularly the university brainwashed millenials, seem to be in denial about the fact that in British law having sexual relations with a thirteen year old is statutory rape. "But it is not a crime in Pakistan and we must respect diverse cultures," these addle - brained do - gooderfucker whine.
Tommy Robinson Arrested for Live Reporting Grooming Gang Trial
In a time of universal deceit, teling the truth becomes an act of rebellion - George Orwell
Despite public inquiries having shown that police, social services departments, local government officials and even the politicians in national government responsible for law and order and public safety lied and lied and lied and lied in their efforts to cover up the sexual abuse crimes perpetrated by Muslim men on vulnerable white girls in Rotherham, Yorkshire, thus making all levels of government and public service complicit in those crimes, the authorities are STILL trying to prevent concerned citizens telling the truth about what has happened and is still happening in Rotherham.
Law and Order activist and independent journalist Tommy Robinson was arrested this morning and taken to jail after an elite squad of South Yorkshire police mindless thugs detained him outside Leeds Crown Court, where he was reporting on yet another child grooming gang trial. Under Sharia law, which is now the paramount law in The Islamic Republic of South Yorkshire it seems, it is not illegal for Muslim men to have sex with very young children.
Robinson, former leader of the English Defence League protest movement but later joined the Quilliam counter-extremism organisation, was at the court to report on the trial of ten men accused of offences including child rape, trafficking, and supply of class A drugs to children, according to Caolan Robertson.
A video posted by Caolan shows Robinson being taken away by three police officers, apparently on suspicion of inciting a breach of the peace.
The recording of Robinson’s arrest shows an officer apparently seize his mobile phone before he is bundled into the back of a van. The exact number of officers at the scene is unclear, but at least half a dozen appear to be involved to arrest a man for simply reporting events as they happen.
“This is free speech. This is where we’re at,” Robinson tells onlookers, before addressing the officers directly.
“You know when you do this, more people are going to watch this now than ever,” Robinson tells them.
“This is ridiculous. Lads, do you feel right what you’re doing, here? I haven’t said a word — in fact, someone laid their hand and assaulted me outside court; other people swore at me and threatened me about my mother, and here I am being arrested for saying nothing. I’ve done nothing,” he claims.
The 10 accused grooming gang members are now on trial at Leeds Crown Court. Charges include child rape, trafficking & supply of class A drugs to children. Welcome to Britain.
A video posted prior to the arrest does appear to show Robinson asking two men how they feel about the verdict, to which one responds: “Go and f**k your Mum’s fanny, go and f**k it!”
“Is there any guilt?” responds Robinson.
“You f**k your Dad, you son of a bitch!”
Such charming people, these universdity brainwashed leftie scum. Needless to say these two were not arrested for their blatantly provocative and grossly offensive hate speech.
Robinson has now been released, although it is unclear whether police will pursue charges at this point.
5 fatal crashes that put brakes on rush to launch self-driving car
Trust in autonomous cars is in decline, a new survey reveals. In the wake of a number of high-profile fatalities, RT looks at some of the most deadly car crashes involving autonomous cars, from Tesla to Uber.
The American Automobile Association (AAA) found 73 percent of drivers surveyed said they would be “too afraid” to ride in a completely autonomous car. In late 2017, only 63 percent said the same. The study shows the biggest increase in fear is among millenials, which is bound to worry tech firms investing billions in the technology.READ MORE at RT >>>
24 May 2018
Drug Companies Want To Use The State To Shut Down The Competitionby Hunter Lewis via The Mises Institute,
Blue jeans have more in common with drugs than you might think.
One of the more consequential episodes in the history of crony capitalism occurred in 17th and 18th century France. Cheap clothing made from cotton was threatening the rich woolen, linen, and silk manufacturers, so they persuaded the government to ban it. In short order, government agents began spying into homes and coaches and reporting on anyone who dared to wear the new fabric. Thousands of violators of the ban were rounded up and either sent to prison or to ships as galley slaves, which was a death sentence.
We have a replay of the cotton story in contemporary medicine.
It is increasingly recognized that food, supplements, and lifestyle changes are the most potent medicines. But this represents a threat to drug companies, oncologists, and surgeons, and they have enlisted the power of the government to protect their interests.
It is illegal to claim that any substance, even a food, not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can cure, control, or even prevent an illness. But approval costs many billions of dollars, so with few exceptions only new to nature molecules, that is, patentable drugs, can be approved. A producer of food or supplements who violates this law will be threatened with massive fines and long jail terms.
In recent years, both walnut and cherry growers have been threatened by the FDA because they dared to share university research that their product had specific health benefits. Other producers have been convicted and put away for decades.
Meanwhile the protected drug and surgery interests charge more and more for products that may do as much harm as good, as you can read in the manufacturer’s own fine print.
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22 May, 2018
Reasons Why European Banks Are In TroubleAuthored by Philipp Bagus via The Mises Institute,
While the euro crisis seems far away as all Eurozone countries ran government deficits below 3 percent of GDP, there is one problem for the euro that quietly keeps growing: the unresolved banking crisis. And this is not a small problem.
The Eurosystems´and euro banks´ balance sheets totaled €30 trillion in January 2018, that is about 291 percent of GDP. European banks are in trouble for several reasons.
First, banking regulation has become tighter after the financial crisis. As a consequence regulatory and compliance costs have rise substantially. Today banks have to fulfill demands by national authorities, the European Banking Authority, the Single Supervisory Mechanism, the European Securities and Markets Authority and the national central banks. Being at a staggering 4% of total revenue currently, compliance costs are expected to rise to 10% of total revenue until 2022.
Second, there are risks hidden in banks´ balance sheets. That there is something fishy in European banks´assets can quickly be detected when comparing banks market capitalization with their book value. Most European banks have price-to-book ratios below 1. German Commerzbank´s price-to-book ratio stands at 0.49, Deutsche Bank´s is at 0.36, Italian UniCredit´s at 0.23, Greek Piraeus Bank at 0.14, and Greek Alpha Bank at 0.34.
With a price-to-book ratio below 1, buying a bank at the current prices and liquidating its assets at book value, an investor could make profits. Why are investors not doing that? Simply, because they do not believe in the book value of the banks´assets. Assets are too optimistically valued in the eyes of market participants. Considering that the equity ratio (equity divided by balance sheet total) of the Euro banking sector is at only 8.3%, a down valuation of assets could quickly evaporate equity.READ ALL >>>
21 May, 2018
As Bad News Continues To Pile Up For Tesla and EV Fans ...
Tesla model 3 (source : https://indideevs.com/ )
With a spate of fatal and near fatal crashes raising doubts about the safety of the power storage system in Tesla sports models, the corporate stock exchange valuation taking hit after hit and Elon Musk's promises looking more and more unrealistic as the company's operating deficit gets bigger and bigger, today has brought another shock for fanboys of Tesla and electric vehicles in general.
The progress of the Tesla Model 3, which was supposed to be the "entry-level" electric vehicle for the middle class, that would take electric cars into the volume market has been beset failures to meet promised production levels as well as technical setbacks.
Leading up to the launch of the Model 3, it was positioned as the people's EV, the electric car that everybody could afford, rather than being just a toy for virtue signalling liberal luvvies. Once in mass production, Musk promised, economies of scale would help the cash burning Tesla Corp. generate cash and profits consistently. The car's relatively modest $35,000 price tag (Only about $10k more expensive than comparable Ford, GM or Volkswagen models,) was heralded as one of its key selling points, low enough that Tesla could generate the volume needed to gain operating leverage by selling it to the masses.
But as Elon Musk himself admitted this weekend on Twitter, selling a $35,000 Model 3 right now would cause Tesla to "lose money and die". So, instead of selling this mass-market vehicle, Tesla has focused on selling a more expensive version of the vehicle. A much, much more expensive version, in fact more than double the base price. Yes, $70k for a very ordinary family car with a proven tendency to incinerate its occupants.
A lot of bollocks has been talked about Tesla cars, surely the public (apart from sceptics like me who know that the current generation of EVs have no more chance of being commercially successful that the first battery powered automobile, launched in 1829, and for the same reasons. Technology may have improved a zillion times since then, but so has what we expect an automobile to be able to do for us.
Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3 Could Now Cost You $78,000 - Bloomberg
20 May, 2018
Jury Hears Police Sergeant Mohammed Perwaze ‘Repeatedly Raped’ 8-year-old Girl
A highly respected Asian police officer repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted a white girl over a period of more than a decade, on telling her: "I can love you more than your puppy ever will", a jury has been told. The girl was "broken down" by Durham officer Mohammed Perwaze, 45, who controlled her life, prosecution lawyers told a jury at Sheffield Crown Court.
Simon Reevell QC, leading the prosecution, said: "By the time she was a young adult, she had quite literally been broken down by this man so he could use her for his sexual gratification because of the sexual attraction he had had for her since she was eight years old. On the face of it he was a respectable police officer" but described a catalogue of sexual assaults, which included tying the girl to the bed.
We do not have to assume this is what passes for love in the relationships between immigrant males and European women, in Britain alone the same patterns of abuse have been uncovered in Rotherham, Rochdale, Telford, London, Manchester, Glasgow and many other cities and towns with large immigrant communities. A number of them are reported within this omnibus page.
Perwaze, who until he was charged in November worked as a police sergeant with Durham Constabulary, denies four counts of rape and 14 other charges relating to the girl — including five of indecent assault and four of sexual assault.
Sheffield Crown Court heard the girl had been “broken down” from constant attacks carried out on her by the 45-year-old after he began abusing her at the age of eight, regional newspaper the Northern Echo reports.
Simon Reevell QC, prosecuting, said: “By the time she was a young adult, she had quite literally been broken down by this man so he could use her for his sexual gratification because of the sexual attraction he had had for her since she was eight years old.
“On the face of it he was a respectable police officer,” he said of Perwaze, who local media reports was tasked with forging closer links between police and immigrant communities alongside the regional “racial equality council” in 2005, when he also chaired the force’s
One of the most shocking features in these cases of systematic abuse is that municipal authorities prioritised the promotion of 'multiculturalism and diversity' over their duty to protect vulnerable members of the community. It has been recealed by two government - comissioned reports into the Rotherham scandal that political pressure was brought to bear on police and social services departments to turn a blind eye to the organised sexual abuse of white British girls by immigrant males mostly of Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin in order to avoid 'raising inter - racial tensions.' In this case Perwaze was actually a serving police officer and could not credibly claim he was ignorant of the law or what he did was acceptable in his culture. He knew full well what he was doing was criminal. He wasn't a taxi driver or kebab stuffer - not that that should ever be an acceptable excuse for systematically raping young girls.
He was a police officer, and one whoe career had benefitted from politically correct initiatives to promote more ethnic and religious minority officers 'to aid integration,' who had sworn by oath to defend the vulnerable and innocent from the kind of abuse he's subjected her to for many years.
The other disturbing point is that the story has been ignored by mainstream print and broadcast news. Imagine if you will, that the Policeman who raped the 8yr old was called Steve Parker and he was a member of UKIP or any other right wing group. Our mythical Steve is of-course white English and Christian.
Do you think the howls of leftie outrage would be drowning out all other news om BBC/SKY/CH4/ITV news and in The Times, The Guardian and The Mirror? I think it would. More media cover up of immigrant crimes.
18 May 2018
16 May, 2018
Europe to ditch US dollar in payments for Iranian oil?
Whisper it very quietly. The European Union is planning to switch payments to the euro for its oil purchases from Iran, eliminating US dollar transactions, a diplomatic source told Russian news agency RIA Novosti. If this is true the move should come as no surprise as this blog reported in 2016 that as a result of Russian and Chinese efforts to set up an alternative to the US dollar as the medium of exchange for bilateral trades, the EU was among many parties expressing willingness to use the new system.
Brussels has recently been at odds with Washington over the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, signed by the Obama Administration. President Donald Trump, badly advised by the State Deptartment and The Pentagon, has moved to re-impose sanctions against the Iran. According to many well informed sources the US action is in preparation for a regime change campaign against Iran. The EU may be displaying atypical sanity by indicating it wants nothing to do with such adventures after the debalces in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libys, Ukraine and Syria.
Earlier this week, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini revealed that the foreign ministers of the UK, France, Germany, and Iran had agreed to work out practical solutions in response to Washington’s move. The bloc is reportedly planning to maintain and deepen economic ties with Iran, which will include increased trade in oil and gas supplies.
Mogherini said the sides should work together on removing sanctions as part of the historic nuclear deal. “We're not naive and know it will be difficult for all sides,” she said.
The lifting of international sanctions two years ago allowed Iran to sell its oil in the world’s markets for the first time in nearly four decades. Since then, Tehran has managed to significantly increase its exports of crude although the bulk of its oild trade remains with China and other non aligned nations.
Oil is pegged to the US dollar on international markets however, making it difficult for Iran’s partners to make payments for crude and for Tehran to receive them. With the dollar playing the leading role on international financial markets, re-imposing sanctions would mean cutting Iran off from the global financial system. This is where China's new petro - yuan trading system on the Shanghai commodities market becomes a game changer. Nations are no longer dependent on US approval for their trades.
Dozens of contracts signed between European businesses and the Islamic Republic could be at risk of cancellation if Brussels obeys Washington’s reimposition of sanctions. This would damage Iran’s economy and European firms would lose a huge market in the Middle East. Switching to alternative settlement currencies allows both sides to continue trading despite US sanctions.RELATED POSTS:
15 May, 2018
Canadian University Holds ‘White Privilege’ Conference
In an event that marks the latest step in Canada's descent into collective insanity, Ryerson University held the nation's first “white privilege” conference this month. Hundreds of academics, media luvvies, professional hand wringers and all the usual suspects turned up at the Toronto-based institution to indulge in an orgy of hated, bigotry and racism aimed at "white people. (nobody defined exactly who was being hated, as I've always said, no human being ever was truly white, no human being ever was truly black.
The week-long event, which took place from May 9th to May 12th, was largely organised by Ryerson’s first vice-president of equity and community inclusion Denise O’Neil Green. Apparently Ms O'Neil Green does not include white people in her definitions of inclusive or equality. Oh well, I guess her degree is not in English language.
Green told The Toronto Star her definition of “white privilege” was “an unearned benefit or ‘perk’ that one receives simply because of their skin colour. (What, like the benefits and advantages handed to blacks because of their skin colour? - how many white kids get affirmative action uplifts on their exam grades?)
A more multi-layered way of looking at it is that white privilege operates in terms of a system that benefits particular groups over others”, she added.
Ah, now it's clear, being shat on by a system that favours minorities is a privilege.
Another well known figure who took part in the event was Rinaldo Walcott, (why do all these paskudniaks have silly names?) an associate professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, who has been an enthusiastic supporter of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and participates in the “Faculty for Palestine” group.
I often wonder if these over educated, reality deficient half wits understand that however wrong the treatment of Palestinians by Israel is (and what has gone on there is absolutely criminal), for almost a thousand years before the creation of Israel, first under the Islamic Caliphate, then The Ottoman Empire, the Palestinians were doing it to the Jews.
When asked about his response to people who say white privilege does not exist, Walcott dismissed criticism saying that white working class people have an easier time progressing up the socio-economic ladder than black people or indigenous people. Nothing to do with their being smarter or harder working then.
Those who have a problem with White people — and any perceived "privilege" they are assumed to enjoy should leave European-derived nations. Europeans and those of European-descent should develop a new mindset when dealing with these Neo-Marxists. Finnish Nationalist, Professor Kai Murros, provides a great antithesis to the liberal and left wing mindset; this is posted without further comment:
"The age of guilt is over.
We will not apologize for our achievements. Our history cannot be used as a weapon against us. We are in in debt to no-one. Our glorious past is a matter of pride and joy to us. Whatever we have done in the past only inspires us today for even greater deeds tomorrow.
Those who feel that we have wronged them should be happy they are still alive."
14 May, 2018
Massive Boost To China’s Petro-yuan As Iran Ditches US Dollar In Oil Trade
Iran's oil indistry is one of the most technically advanced.
The ability of the Washington World Domination Party to shoot itself in the foot is legendary, but their latest move, renewal of sanctions on Iran has handed a huge advantage to China’s newly established oil futures market operating on the Shanghai stock exchange, markets analysts say. The sanctions could even make the yuan a better option than than the dollar in the oil markets.
Since the low - key launch in March this year, interest in the gold-backed oil contracts has steadily increased. Traded daily volumes hit a record 250,000 lots last Wednesday, and the share of yuan contracts in global trading jumped to 12 percent compared to eight percent in March.
“The contract is thundering into action,” Stephen Innes, head of trading for Asia/Pacific at futures brokerage OANDA in Singapore, was quoted by Reuters as saying. “It makes sense for Iran to begin selling oil under contracts denominated in yuan rather than dollars.”
It certainly does if the USA sanctions mean Iran cannot sell its oil in Petrodollar dominated markets. China is the largest oil consumer in the world and also buys the most from Iran, a major OPEC producer. Beijing buys 25 percent of Iranian oil exports, which accounts for eight percent of its needs. Plenty of other nations, though smaller markets, are willing to defy the USA and buy Iranian oil on the Shanghai market.
“The sanctions... can potentially accelerate this process of establishing a 3rd (oil) benchmark,” said senior vice president for derivatives in Singapore at financial services firm INTL FCStone, Barry White.
By using more yuan in the oil trade, Beijing both saves the costs of exchanging dollars and promotes the renminbi as a global currency, analysts say. London's financial markets benefit because as the world's leading currency market, the London financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE), instead of simply purchasing dollars to settle accounts, oil buyers will now have to source the currency of the vendor nation, and then supply non Chinese purchasers with Yuan. Last week, Shanghai futures rose to a dollar-converted record high of around $75.40 per barrel, growing faster than rival benchmarks Brent and WTI.
Macron, Merkel Call for ‘Full Force’ EU Integration, Won’t Tolerate Resistance to Migrant Quotas
It has always been clear that the two nationd driving the push to bring all Europe under a singlke government are the usual suspects, France and Germany. Having both failed in the past to conquer the continent with military might, leaders Hausfrau - Volksfuhrer Merkel and Emmanuel "Roman God" Macron are hoping bureaucratic bullying will succeed.
Emmanuel Macron has demanded closer and faster EU integration towards a superstate, in a speech where he vowed to “yield nothing” to conservative eastern members which believe in a Europe of strong nations.
Speaking in Aachen, as he accepted this year’s pro-EU Charlemagne prize “in recognition of his vision of a new Europe” and his “decisive stance” against nationalism, the French president urged Brussels to accelerate prpgress towards monetary union and creating a single foreign policy and defence strategy for the whole bloc. Like another French former future \Emperor of Europe, after whom his pirze is named, Macron does not recognise the right of sovereign nations to exist.
Condemning the “music of nationalism [that] is resounding everywhere in Europe”, Macron called for European political integrationists, who want to see more power concentrated in the Brussels bureaucracy, to “move forward with full force and as quickly as possible” with plans for integration so as to drown out the “clear [voices] of nationalists and demagogues”.
“Barbed wire reappears everywhere in Europe, including in the minds,” the French leader cautioned, declaring that he would “yield nothing” in the fight with Hungary and Poland over so-called EU values, Politico reports.
Macron, a former investment banker, does not seem capable of understanding it is the push for political integration coming from globalist money men like him that is fuelling the resurgence of nationalism.
As she presented Macron with this year’s prize, Europe's other leading federalist, the former East German seret police officer Angela Merkel endorsed the former banker’s vision for Europe, declaring: “We come from different political pasts but we find common ground, and that is the magic of Europe.”
Common ground on seeking the destruction of Europe's ancient civilisation and culture. Well anyone who has read Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto will understand why a former comunist and a globalist advocate of cultural Marxism would find such goals desirable.
The German Chancellor also repeated her previous calls for a new EU migration policy based on “solidarity” across the bloc, insisting that closing the border to people from the third world was “not a solution”. Merkel is obviously still clinging to the belief that the only solution to Europe's problems is more of what has caused and is causing those problems.
Demanding EU leaders protect “the European system of values … the dignity of each individual, in short everything that constitutes European identity,” Merkel warned the bloc should do everything to guard against “narrow-minded, backward-looking nationalisms and authoritarian temptations.” Quite how the Hausfrau - Volksfuhrer thinks being gang raped by ignorant third worl savages who still hold on to medieval values protects the dignity of European women was not explained.
13 May, 2018
Twilight Of The Roman God?
When Emmanuel Macron came from nowhere to be elected President of France following a landslide victory a year ago, he pissed people off almost immediately by telling journalists he would not answer their questions because they were not smart enough to understand his thoughts. Shortly after that he declared he would rule "in the style of a Roman god," and compared himself to Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Zeus or Odin. It's no wonder then that just a year later the wheels have come off the bandwagon and the man, who was once seen as the saviour and deliverer of his country, a symbol of hope and renewal, seems to have turned into a source of mirth, widely ridiculed by the French for his grandiose posturing and inept efforts to deliver on his promises.
In early May 2017, Macron won the French presidential elections with 66.1 percent of the vote, one of the biggest landslide results in the history of the French Fifth Republic. A month later, his party, 'Republic on the Move' (LREM), scored another impressive victory by winning a majority of seats in the French parliament. It should be noted that these results were largely due to a stitch up, with France close to ruin after the disastrous socialist policies of former president Francois Holland, and Marine le Pen's Front National party topping the polls only months before the election, the socialists and Gaullists (conservatives) combined to advise supporters to vote Macron, because Le Pen had to be stopped and the crumbling dream of a federal European superstate preserved at all costs.
Under the boy wonder's stewardship it is now becoming clear those costs will be far greater than anyone imagined. Macron, while supporting the USA's military interventions in the middle east, has thrown his weight behind more immigration and more Islamification for Europe, and following strong performances by Eurosceptic parties in German, Austrian and Italian elections, combined with growing resistance to the authoritarian attitude of Brussels towards member states, has called for acceleration of the push to political integration of the EU member states.
Some of Macron's reforms so far have attempted to revive the French economy and increase the country's competitive advantage on the international stage by targeting labor laws and social benefits. However measures such as a public sector pay freeze and making it easier for workers to be fired while also capping redundancy payouts have been disastrous for Marcon's standing in popularity polls. The changes have also led to Marcon being dubbed The President for The Rich. The benefits and subsidies system is seen as the foundation of France's social and economic structure, and is guarded by powerful trade unions.
The reforms were also aimed at reducing the country's high unemployment rate but as Macron insists on speeding up the admission of unskilled, illiterate migrants from the third world, it seems he is trying to solve one unemployment problem and simultaneously importing another.
A former Goldman Sachs investment banker, which was always going to ensure the left treated his every move with suspicion, Macron's policies also angered students to the extent that they blocked several educational facilities across France, including the famous Sorbonne, in response to the government's plans to introduce admission criteria and rank young people who apply to universities.
Meanwhile the powerful rail workers union began calling rolling rail strikes, which have severely disrupted train services throughout the country, with the goal of forcing Macron to rethink his plan for a major overhaul of state rail operator SNCF.
In the face of rising discontent with his government among all sectors of French society, Macron has maintained a god - like remoteness from public opinion as he drives ahead with a program of reforms which will prepare France for the transition to a province of Federal Europe.
His own party, however, which he formed only a year before the election as a stop Le Pen option when it became clear the traditional parties could not win, still accuse Macron of infringing upon worker's rights and doing favors for corporate "bosses" at the cost of others.RELATED POSTS:
12 May, 2018
Pro-sharia party leader: Belgium will have a Muslim majority within 12 years
The self acclaimed leader of Belgium’s “Islam” party has said in a TV interview that Belgium will have a Muslim majority in a few years. We're not sure how he arrives at that conclusion as the highest official estimate of Muslim penetration of Belgium is 6.5%, even if we say it is 10% counting illegals there is plenty of room for a secular / Chistian backlash to gain momentum before Muslims even reach 25%. With the ainti immigration tide surging cross Europe gaining momentum.
Earlier it has been reported that the Islam party of Redouane Ahrouch wants to introduce Sharia law and create an Islamic State in Belgium.
Ahrouch, who is the founder and leader of the party (and quite possibly its only member), attended a debate aired on Belgium’s national TV on Tuesday. In the VRT-programme “De Afspraak” he announced that his party will expand from Brussels to other big cities like Antwerp and Ghent.
Ahrouch thinks Belgium’s changing population will increase his pro-sharia party’s chances: “Within 12 years, Belgium will have a Muslim majority”. He adds that then there will be two groups that can lead the country: “Extremists or democrats like us”.
During the TV debate, the leader of the Islam party refused to make eye contact with State Secretary of Equal Opportunities Zuhal Demir, because she is a woman. Ahrouch has previously said that a Shariah party government would mandate segregation of men and women on public transport to prevent sexual assaults.
Authorities have apologised after mostly Muslim grooming gangs in Newcastle were allowed to target around 700 vulnerable women and girls with “arrogant persistence” because allegations were “not investigated”. As in other grooming cases, the attackers – of mainly Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Indian background, and including an asylum seeker – plied their victims with drugs and alcohol. But unlike other scandals, many of those targeted were vulnerable over 18s, the 150-page Serious Case Review (SCR) report has found.
Swedish Man Prosecuted for Assaulting Muslims with Bacon
A Swedish man has been arrested and charged with racism after being accused of eating bacon in proximity to a group of veiled Muslim women. The alleged offence occurred in the Swedish capital of Stockholm last weekend. The Swede, who has not been named by media or the police, is said to have approached the women, on a train while he was eating a bacon sandwich. He is alleged to have dangled the bacon in front of their faces
Top Academic: Muslims Would Not Tolerate Multiculturalism in Islamic Countries
Leading Iranian academic Afshin Ellian has warned that cultural Marxist delusions of “multiculturalism” are a one-way street as left wing activist in the secular Christian nations of the west clamour for appeasement of Islamic extremists. Muslims in Europe oppress historic minorities in their own lands and have no intention of showing “tolerance”
Progressive' Gay Mayor Of Seattle Craps On Christians And Atheists In Self Righteous Bid To Be Fair To Muslims
In an effort to appease followers of Islamic Sharia law, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is searching for ways to help them buy houses. According to Sharia law, muslims are forbidden to pay interest on loans, thus making it impossible for most of them to buy a house. Mayor Murray wants to meet with lenders to solve this “problem”, and possibly put the rest of the public on the hook for the debt.
Black Belgians Refute ‘Poverty, Discrimination’ As Causes Of Arab Terror - It's A Cultural Thing
“You know, we hear a lot about how the Arabs are a fragile community that suffers, but we, ‘les blackies,’ are discriminated against, too, and we hurt nobody”, Nico Atoba, an African Christian living in Brussels told the National Post for a feature the Canadian newspaper was assembling.
On encountering my insense dislike of the Labour Party, people asume I am a Conservative. WRONG! I have never supported The Conservatives and have never voted either Conservative or Labour in my life. Politicians should never be trusted, I but what sets Labour politicians and activists above the rest in terms of being worthy of only contempt is the hypocrisy.
Senior German Government Figure Calls For Mandatory Pork Ban In School, Government Canteens
The gulf in attitudes between the political ,business and academic elites and reality is growing wider at an accelerating rate. While ordinary people hold onto the values and traditions of Europe's 5000 year old civilisation, the elites seeme determined to sell our contintent from under our feet to immigrants who have contributed little but want to impose their religion and customs on us. Here's an example ...
Britain’s report on Muslim Brotherhood contradicts U.S. views on group
A spate of warning on the imminent threat of more and increasingly bloody attacks on Britain and Europe by Muslim terror group Islamic State have been issued by British government security agencies in the past few days. As well as one from the Police covert anti terror unit, reported here, another, Muslim Brotherhood Review has been featured in the Washington Times
USA Extends Drone war To Africa
So why we wonder is the USA taking its drone war against the third world into deepest, sub Sahran Africa? There cannot be any reason for it, the cited aim of neutralising Boko Haram is not valid because boko Haram are not a standing army but a guerilla force that strikes and then melts away into the civilian population.
Jews Fleeing From France In Record Numbers Because Of Antisemitism
Europe's new wave anti - semitism. Jewish people are fleeing france but not because of Front National or nationalism. The stupid, self righteous left alone must take credit for this outbreak of Jew hating.
Die Hard With A Tribal Mask: 23 Dead After Al-Qaeda Storms West African Hotel
The renewed turmoil in Burkina Faso the landlocked country which is Africa’s fourth-largest gold producer and which has been torn by civil conflicts since it gained independence from France in 1960. Coup d'etats in 1966, 1970, 1977 and 1983, with changes of political style from the new regimes each time destabilised the country and obstructed progress.
Indonesia Tells Aussie Loudmouth Tony Abbott, STF UP Over ‘Reform Islam’ Call
The solidly Muslim government of Indonesia has attacked former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott after he said that Islam needs to be reformed. Sources in Indonesian capital Jakarta dismissed Abbott's comments as “unhelpful” and “divisive”. Ambassador to Austrialia responded to Mr Abbott’s critique by adding that violent extremism is “common in all faiths.”
Christians Are Not Safe In Europe, European Parliament President Says
In a meeting on religious tensions in Europe today (3 December, 2015), European Parrliament (EP) President Martin Schulz said that the persecution of Christians in Europe is under - reported and does not receive enough media attention, which has also meant that it "has not been properly addressed".
Killjoymas - the favourite festival of The Bansturbators
But Christmas is approaching again so perhaps it is time to give it a revamp. It is interesting to note how the Politically Correct Thought Police have progressed from banning Christmas festivities on health and grounds to banning everything on the grounds that it might offend Muslims.
Banning Cash Will Stop Terrorism (and end war, poverty, disease and bad smells)
The cashless society has been talked of for a long time by worshippers of authority, science fanboys, supporters of left wing politics and other people who think that nice Mr. Hitler had some good ideas really, but leading the race to ban cash because it is an aid to terrorism is the extereme right wing National Socialist regime in France.
Multi-Cultural England: Are You Feeling The Progressive Diversity.
As racial and sectarian tension increase on the streets of britain while politicians gear up for the election campaign, we take a look at the state of Britain today, Imigrant child abuse gangs, Clerics of alient faiths dictating moral strictures, and everywhere we look, foreigners being given provieged status. Is it any wonder the voters are angry?
Who’s a Charlie? France cracks down on free speech in order to defend it
In grim and supreme irony, French police have fanned out to suppress free speech in order to defend it.“France ordered prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism, announcing Wednesday that 54 people had been arrested for those offenses” since last week, the Associated Press reports.
Charlie Hebdo: No Wonder There Are Conspiracy Theories
With a little distance between us and the Charlie Hebdo killings, questions remain unanswered and are likely to remain so. These questions inspire conspiracy theories, which in turn trigger authority worshippers to dismiss anyone who asks legitimate questions as 'right wing nut jobs'...
The War On Terror
A large collection of articles with an active contents list, this page looks at the war on terror being waged by the USA and the democratic nations of the developed world. At the moment freedom does not seem to be winning.
Lawless, Leaderless Libya Becoming Terror Hub
As the French government calls for international action to halt the development of Libya, a failed state since GFadaffi was deposed, as a hub of international terrorism, we wondr when western leaders will learn that all their interventions so far, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Ukraine, Mali, South Sudan etc. have caused far bigger problems that the ones they hoped to solve.
https://originalboggartblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/we-have-been-warned-it-s-our-duty-to-carry-on-as-normal-19954878/">We Have Been Threatened - It's Our Duty To Carry On As Normal
We Will Destroy Islamic State In Three years Say Western Leaders
The NATO summit on Ukraine and ISIS wound up yesterday having achieved exactly what it was expected to achieve - nothing ... There was some kind of agreemant that Britain will join the US is launching air strikes against the Islamic State militias ... A war against ISIS would be a continuation of the war waged in Iraq from 2003, initially to overthrow the tyrant Saddam Hussein, and since his capture to restrain the wannabe tyrants queueing to replace him.
Much of the build up to the NATO summit at Newport's Celtic Manor on 4 and 5 September, which will attempt to formulate a united strategy for dealing with 'threats' to western security in Ukraine and Iraq, has been focused on the world leaders who will be attending, along with the security operation
15 years ago, Ahrouch was sentenced for threatening and injuring his wife. It made her unfit to work. No doubt her loving hubby has made himself her 'carer' and lived on benefits ever since.RELATED POSTS:
11 May, 2018
Human Sacrifices Needed To Save The EU
During a speech given in Florence, Italy, the president of the European Commission (EC), the committee of unelected bureaucrats that effectively rules the EU, Jean-Claude Juncker today (11 May, 2018) called for EU unity before attacking "part-time Europeans" in phrases that exposed deep divisions in the bloc as Eurosceptic parties edge closer to forming Italy's new government, while the Eurosceptic AfD gain strength in Germany and the anti immigration party, the Sweden Democrats top the polls ahead of their national elections later this year.
Juncker (aka Jean Claude Drunkard on account of his alleged habit of having brandy for breakfast) did not directly discuss the possibility of an anti-EU coalition taking power in Rome, a prospect which looked increasingly likely yesterday.
He did however attack “the return of populisms and nationalisms” in Europe at the annual state of the union conference in Italy.
The left of centre Five Star Movement, which has called for Italy to leave the euro, and centre right group The League, both of which made gains on an anti-migrant platform, have launched detailed talks to form a coalition that would bring a Eurosceptic government to the Eurozone's third largest economy.
“I was shocked by the cracks that have emerged in the solidarity since the migration crisis,” said Mr Juncker, who declared that the world needed “more Europe” and a “strong Europe”.
Yesterday, Italy's president Sergio Mattarella warned that the only answer to problems such as the migration crisis, which has hit Italy and Greece the hardest, was the EU and called for closer integration of member states and more power to be put in the hands of the Brussels bureaucracy.
"To believe one can go it alone is pure illusion, or even worse, a wilful hoax against public opinion," Mr Mattarella said. "Everyone knows that none of the great challenges facing our continent can be tackled by any single member state on its own."
Well, forgetting that Switzerland seems to be doing OK, let's look at what Matarella's statement means in simple terms, in relation to the ciris in the middle east, the immigrant crisis, the single currency crisis, the Visegrad group crisis, the Brexit crisis, the energy crisis, the youth employment crisis, the Brexit crisis, and general hostility to the EU among a majority of voters. What he and Juncker are saying is to solve the problems caused by centralisation of power, political integration and currency union we need more centralisation of power, political integration and financial homogeny.
They are telling us:
The volcano is erupting... we the high priests say "you must pray to the Gods"
The volcano is still erupting "You didn't pray hard enough... more prayer is needed and really mean it this time, say the priests."
The volcano is still erupting " the prayers haven't worked... we must make some human sacrifices..." say the priests.
The volcano continues to belch out fire and toxic fumes ..." if we made even MORE sacrifices the gods will hear our plea and volcano will stop..." the priests say
The volcano stops naturally... the priests will say " there you are... we saved you all."
Keep praying to the gods of the volcano and sacrificing lives to appease their anger Herr Juncker and Sr. Matarella ... the "people" aren't fooled by your schtick any more, they educated themselves and learned how volcanos work ... and some are even busy trying to put themselves out of harms way...Climate Lies (omnibus) Climate change and the missing refugees Trump Announces US To Quit The Paris Climate Accord German Scientist Confims Climate Change Ia A Politically Motivated Scam Majority of Climate Scientists Don’t Agree with 'Consensus’ – Dutch Scientific Study
Fake News Alert: Doctors Mag Claims Air Pollution Deaths Due To Climate Change
Lancet, the journal of British medical professionals has published a completely innacurate editorial which falsely claims seven million deaths linked to air pollution were caused by “climate change.”
“The effects of climate change are inextricably entwined with health,” the May 12 editorial begins, “ranging from the WHO estimate of 7 million deaths from breathing polluted air indoors and outdoors.” The editorial then goes on to list a series of other alleged harmful effects of climate change, none of which are backed by hard evidence.
The main statement is patently false, and the Lancet editors must surely know that.
The World Health Organization (WHO) report to which the editorial refers makes no mention of climate change and speaks only of the adverse health effects of breathing polluted air, which is a different thing altogether.
According to the WHO report, “around 7 million people die every year from exposure to fine particles in polluted air that penetrate deep into the lungs and cardiovascular system, causing diseases including stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and respiratory infections, including pneumonia.”
All of these harmful substances which have potentially fatal consequences are causes by “exposure to fine particles in polluted air” and not by global warming.
In its infographic on the causes of air pollution, the WHO lists six sources of dangerous fine particulate matter, none of which is related to climate change, a phenomenon due entirely to the release of carbon dioxide from human activity according to the environmentalist lobby. The six sources of air pollution are industry and energy supply, dust, agricultural practices, transport, waste management, and household energy.
Among the six solutions proposed by WHO for combatting air pollution, not one of them touches on carbon dioxide emissions, for the simple reason that CO2 is not a pollutant and is not harmful to human health. Unlike pollutants, carbon dioxide is odorless, colorless, and most importantly, non-toxic. In fact the trace gas is essential to life, being the fuel used by the photosynthesis process to grown plant matter.
The report notes that deaths linked to air pollution occur mainly in third-world countries where a majority of the population “do not have access to clean cooking fuels and technologies in their homes.” The article in Lancet ignores that essential point and shamelessly links lethal air pollution to global warming, without bothering to attempt to establish a real connection between the two.
It then goes on to speak of how the horrible effects of air pollution can be averted by implementing measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from industrial, domestic and agricultural activity, which, again, is complete bollocks.
The overtly political editorial seeks to persuade a naïve public to enact policy to reduce CO2 emissions by making them think that this will curb deadly air pollution, which it will not. It will however appease the medical professions’ paymasters in politics and the Big Pharma corporations.RELATED POSTS:
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8 May, 2018
London Mayor "Unhappy Richard" Khan Wants to Meet Trump, Teach Him About Diversity and Islam
London’s left-wing mayor says he would like to meet U.S. President Donald J. Trump so he can lecture him on “how diverse we are as a city and how that is a strength”, despite having previously said that Trump would not be welcome in London. Given the wave of violence surging through the UK capial since Sad Dick announced that in future London Metropolitan Police would not bother investigating minor crimes but instead would focus on 'hate crime', it does not seem that diversity is working.
“Bearing in mind some of the things that President Trump has said about diversity, about those who follow my [Islamic] faith, [and] about London, I would be more than happy to meet President Trump,” Khan said on BBC Radio 4. He also insisted he wanted to tell the President it is “not mutually incompatible, having Western values and having Islamic values,” whilst attacking him for criticizing Islam. Ummm, the evidence, not just from London but from all around Europe, with Germany and Sweden especilly badly affected by the lawlessness of Muslim immigrants, suggests otherwise.
Mr Khan’s comments come as a senior White House source says that the President is “looking forward” to his visit to the UK, reports the Daily Mail.
President Trump’s “working visit” to the UK was announced towards the end of April, after he cancelled a previous trip to open the new U.S. Embassy in London, when Mr Khan spoke of “loud” demonstrations.
However, Khan appears to have maintained his support for protests, saying just over a week ago that “I think there will be protests, I speak to Londoners every day of the week and I think they will use the rights they have to express their freedom of speech.”
Khan has previously repeatedly said President Trump is “not welcome” in London as well as comparing him to fascists and Islamic State terrorists. The Speaker of the House of Commons, meanwhile, has promised to ban him from Parliament. In the past, Unhapy Richard and President Trump have clashed over the President’s proposed travel ban on terror-linked states, which Khan implied is racist. The President hit back, accusing the Mayor of being soft on terror.
7 May, 2018
Italy’s Five Star Movement & Lega Deadlock, Headed To New Elections?
Berlusconi, Slavini & Di Maio
While unconfirmed reports from Germany suggest the coalition betwen Social Democrats and Christian Democrats is in big trouble, another major EU nation is rocking the Brussels bureaucratic dictatorship's boat. Italian coalition talks between Movement Five Star and Lega, the two main anti - immigration, Eurosceptic parties have ended in deadlock.
The latest news out of Italy has Five Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio willing to consider someone else as Prime Minister.
Bloomberg (a long term fan of the E U and globalism) reports:
“I want to do a political government with the League based on some points,” Di Maio said Sunday in an interview on broadcaster RAI. “If Di Maio as premier is the obstacle,” then let’s choose together another prime minister, he said.There will be a meeting today (Monday, May 7th), to make one last push for a government.
Di Maio, 31, is making a last bid to form a “political government” before President Sergio Mattarella begins a final round of meetings with the parties after an inconclusive general election in March.
The Bloomberg article is giving you the preferred outcome for the EU's ruling bureaucrats, a League-led government with Forza Italia over-represented giving their stalking horse Silvio Berlusconi a larger say than he warrants.
The most significant paragraph of the article, reporting information the EU Bureaucrats will fear, is tucked away at the end.
Polling group Youtrend compiled an average of voting intention surveys on May 3 which showed Five Star at 33.6 percent, compared with 32.7 percent in March elections. The League has gained 4 percentage points since the elections while Berlusconi’s Forza Italia has lost about 2 points.It is worth noting that Bloomberg fails to mention the main pro - EU, federalism supporting party, the Democratic Party, has lost even more ground after it's catastrophic collapse in the March election. In that election Lega allied itself with right wing Forza Italia, led by former Priome Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The prospect of being in coalition with the convicted crook and Bunga Bunga parties fan (that's parties as in music dancing, booze and semi naked girls rather than political parties) was a deal breaker for 5 Star, but Lega have now distanced themselves from Berlusconi.
Interesting that Di Maio, only a few days after saying that he and Five Star Movement would prefer a second round of elections in July, is now saying he would consider another politician as Prime Minister. If the latest polling figures were borne out in an election, a 5 Star and Lega coalition would not need another partner to form a majority government.RELATED POSTS:
06 May, 2018
The Next War, On Iran, Is Starting Now
It is common knowledge that the war - addict states of USA and Israel have been craving for a war with Iran for years. If the versions of history available to us are to be believed, the Israelis have been war junkies for 5000 years, but outside their own geopolitical region nobody takes much notice of them. The USA is something of an enigma however, not only are they hooked on war, but also they do not seem to learn from history, not even recent history.
The failed interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria should have driven home the message, "Leave the middle east alone, we westerners don't understand the mindset, we don't understand the ancient grudges and we don't understand that they do not want to be like us.
This should concern us all, because with relations between the US and the world's other military superpowers, Russia and China as cold war level lows and the US unable to rein in its crazy best buddy, last week's Israeli air strikes on Iranian positions in Syria (where the Iranians have been supporting the Assad regime,) could be the final provocation that pushed the middle east problem beyond diplomacy.
Dan Glazebrook wrote a good analysis on the latest developments and is possible consequences for Middle East Eye:
The strikes reportedly targeted Iranian surface-to-surface missiles intended for deployment in Syria, and killed between 26 and 38 people, including 11 Iranians.
The attack appears to have been coordinated with the US, coming just hours after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Jerusalem - where, according to Haaretz, he had "thrilled Netanyahu with hawkish talk on Iran". That same day, noted the Times of Israel, "news also broke of a phone call between Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump", while Israel's defence minister, Avigdor Liberman, was meeting his US counterpart James Mattis in Washington.
This feverish activity came less than a week after General Joseph Votel, the head of the US army’s Central Command, or Centcom, whose sphere of responsibility includes Syria and Iran, made "a largely unpublicised visit to Israel."
While the danger of escalation remains real, many analysts have overstated the friction between Russia and Israel - and, indeed, the convergence of interests between Russia and Iran
The Times of Israel article concluded: "All this is beginning to look rather like a coordinated Israeli-American operation to limit Iran's military activities in Syria - simultaneously conveying the message to Moscow that Russia's green light for Iran to establish itself militarily in Syria is not acceptable in Jerusalem and Washington."READ FULL ARTICLE (Middle East Eye) >>>
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5 May, 2018
German MEP Predicts Theresa May's Fragile Coalition Gov't Will Collapse Before Brexit
If the UK is to to secure a deal with the EU for a soft Brexit, Teresa May's government must first offer a solution to the Irish border problem that is acceptable to Irish Republicans, Brussels bureaucrats and British voters, and so May and her merry men have not been particularly successful in the endeavor.
Gabriele Zimmer, a German member of the European Parliament on the Brexit negotiations team, has expressed concern about the stability of the UK government under Theresa May's Premiership and thus its ability to deliver on any agreed solution, Business Insider reports. She raised the recent resignation of Amber Rudd (who was replaced by Sajid Javid), in the wake of a scandal over the treatment of elderly children of immigrants from the Caribbean colones as an example.
"We need more clarification and clear answers. It's not just the government that is unstable — it's the whole environment," she said.
Zimmer also noted the UK's failure to suggest an acceptable solution to the Irish border problem warning that it could potentially lead to a no-deal scenario for Brexit. According to her, that promises nothing good for British conservatives. In this she shows where her interests lie, the government has proposed a technological solution almost identical to that which has served well for many years on the 'soft' border between Norway and Sweden.
She also dismissed Brexit Secretary David Davis' opinion that a UK-EU trade deal could be reached prior to March 2019, when Brexit talks are scheduled to finish. Zimmer is confident that the fact the border issue is taking so long to solve shows that is unlikely.READ MORE: UK Gov't Heading for 'Brick Wall' Over Post-Brexit 'Customs Partnership' With EU
Freedom We Must Fight For
I haven't much time for Dutch nationalist politician Geert Wilders, anyone with such a silly haircut can never be trusted. Still, Wilders does talk a lot of sense on some topics and is worth listening too. Especially as his warnings about current threats to democracy and freedom are based on the memories of living under a brutal, authoritarian tyranny related to him by people who experienced such a life when they were young adults.
Wilders spoke on why we should be prepared to fight for our freedom on the seventy third annivesary of The Netherlands being liberated from Nazi rule.
"Seventy-three years ago, the totalitarian ideology of Nazism was defeated and the Dutch people regained their freedom after five terrible years of suffering and oppression. Today is Liberation Day. On this day, we celebrate liberty and democracy. We also remember our parents and we honour all those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
On a day like this, we are acutely aware that freedom demands a price. The price of eternal vigilance. No-one expressed this better than Ronald Reagan when he said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
Today, a new totalitarianism is threatening our country. The ideology of Islam. I am not talking about Muslims. They are individuals who can be moderates, but the ideology of Islam cannot. Its founder Muhammed gave the order to conquer the whole world for Allah and to impose Islamic holy law on everyone, including on non-Muslims. The fate of non-Muslims in the Islamic world is the fate which awaits us if we are not careful.
For over 15 years now, I have been warning against the totalitarian doctrines which are being spread in mosques and Islamic schools in the Netherlands and elsewhere in the West. We should not turn freedom into a snake eating its own tail. If we allow freedom to an ideology which aims to destroy freedom, freedom itself will perish."
4 May, 2018
3 May, 2018
Docs reveal UK gov't secretly supports Saudi military action against Yemen
Yemenis defiant amid the destruction (Source: www.knownterrorists.com)Last month the war in Yemen slipped, unremarked by mainstream media, unnoticed by the oh-so-politically-correct talking heads on television, into its fourth year.If the war was simply a falling out between Yemen's Sunni Muslim government supported by Saudi Arabia and the Shia Muslim Houthi rebels, supported by Iran, there would be s strong case for non intervention, given that western interventions elsewhere in the middle east have only tended to make things worse. Unfortunately there being no FUKUS axis (France, UK, USA,) forces on the ground in Yemen does not mean the western powers are not involved. While Yemen is being pounded on a daily basis by bombs dropped by Saudi warplanes armed with missiles and weapons supplied by the three FUKUS axis powers, Iran's support of the rebels is of a lower level. After three years of Saudi air attacks the rebels are still fighting, but the suffering inflicted on Yemeni civilians is not far from genocidal. The country has a huge humanitarian crisis with many people now suffering from malnutrition, disruption of water supplies has led to disease epidemics because there is only contaminated water to drink and with many hospitals and medical centres having been deliperately targeted by Saudi airstrikes there is a chronic shortage of medicines. Mainstream media likes to present wars as being fought between the good guys in white hats and bad guys in black hats:Things are rarely that simple, and certainly not in this case. The Saudi Arabian government is an absolute monarchy that takes as its legal codex the medieval Sharia Law prescribed by the founders of Islam, the fundamentalist Wahhabi Muslim sect of the ruling Saud family exerts great power and the nation's enormous wealth and vast oil reserves grant it immunity from United Nations censure. Western leaders say the Saudis are the white hats because of their money and oil and because, when it suits them, they cooperate with NATO, the EU and the USA. Iran is a theocracy run by Shia religious leaders. It too is under Sharia Law, in much of the nation women and girls are treated as property and punishments are harsh for what can seem to people in the developed nations, relitavely trivial offences. In western media Iran is represented by black hats. In both nations women can be publicly stoned or flogged for disobeying their husbands or fathers and the penalty for adultery is public beheading. Both sides wear dark grey hats then. But what of the war, is anything being done to mediate between the two sides? UN Security Council investigators have documented violations of international humanitarian law by all sides with human rights officials claiming the "leading cause" of civilian casualties are airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, (Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates,) which backs Yemen's President Hadi against the rebels, supporters of the more moderate and secular regime of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Houthi artillery and missile attacks in reponse aremorally no different but are delivered with vastly inferior technology and less destructive weapons. The rebel strikes are also less numerous, Iran does not want an all out war with Saudi Arabia and probably cannot match what the Sudis are spending on armaments. The British involvement in a war the UK government has called the world's largest humanitarian crisis is somewhat greater than government ministers are prepared to admit according to leaked documents. Throughout the Yemen conflict and long before, Saudi Arabia has been by far the biggest customer of Britain's armaments and military technology industry. Half of all UK exports of weapons and military equipment from 2013 to 2017 went to the Arab kingdom. Most sales were for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF), 151 of whose 324 combat aircraft are British-supplied, along with weapons, radar and other ground systems, parts and spares. Faced with legal and political criticism, the UK government denies any responsibility for - and claims it cannot necessarily control or even know - how UK-supplied weapons are used by overseas buyers, Last July the High Court agreed with that view (though activists are now applying to appeal that decision). The recent revelations about the UK's relationship with the Saudi military challenges this 'flog and forget' theory of arms trade. Under a sequence of binding agreements between the two nations, the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) and its contractors supply not only military 'hardware', but also software and "liveware'' in the form of expert military personnel to train and advise customers armed forces. Around 7000 people - civilian employees, British civil servants and seconded Royal Air Force personnel - are present in Saudi Arabia to advise, train, service and manage British-supplied combat aircraft and other military equipment. The government has repeatedly assured Parliament that these personnel are strictly hands-off: "there is no British involvement in targeting or weaponizing aircraft to undertake missions in Yemen" one of the leaked documents says. They also insist that neither UK military nor civilian personnel "are involved in the loading of weapons for operational sorties, nor are they involved in the planning of operational sorties". Over the past eighteen months, investigative reporters working with the support of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, have sought to map these British and British-employed personnel in Saudi Arabia, trying to understand their work and their experiences. The precise numbers and functions have remained obscure, even in liberal, democratic Britain people who reveal such details tend to disappear or become victims of 'bizarre gardening accidents' and such . The UK-Saudi agreements that govern their work are classified 'UK Confidential/RSAF Secret' and are closed from public release until 2027. Even UK ministers say they "do not have full visibility of the prime contractor's manpower footprint in Saudi Arabia. As these agreements show, the umbrella contract between UK and the Saudis requires that "United Kingdom civilian and military personnel will remain available in Saudi Arabia for preparation, including arming and support, of the [Tornado fighter-bomber] aircraft during an armed conflict" in which Saudi Arabia is involved, though these personnel may not "participate" in the conflict directly. The clause makes no reference to the authorisation by parliament or lawfulness of such a conflict. British diplomats have always been concerned about the implications of this commitment, and have lobbied both Conservative and Labour governments for the clause to be removed. "At worst", the Foreign Office's Middle East Department warned the MoD , "this clause could expose HMG (Her Majesty's Government) to accusations that they were involved in an undercover role in unlawful military adventures; at best, it might threaten to compromise British neutrality in armed conflicts between third States." Papers elsewhere in the National Archives show that the commitment was removed from a draft version of the agreement circulated within Whitehall six weeks before signature. It nonetheless seems to have been re-inserted into the final agreement at some stage, thus bypassing they scrutiny of elected representatives. RELATED POSTS:
2 May, 2018
Backlash From EU Member States as Brussels Bureaucrats Demand More Money To Plug Brexit Gap
European Union governments reacted angrily to demands from Brussels for more money in contributions to fill the hole in EU finances that will be made by Britain's leaving. In the first EU budget proposal since Britain voted to leave, the European Commission on Wednesday tabled demands for an increase in spending commitments to £1.13 trillion over seven years from 2021. The current budget is about £955 billion.
Leaders of the wealthier EU nations in north west Europe expressed with disbelief at the plans drawn up by the EU’s administrators to increase spending despite the loss of around £13 billion a year from Britain. Meanwhile, leaders of the Visegrad group of east European states look set for a prolonged battle of wills over a proposed 'rule of law' test tied to cash subsidies, which will force governments to accept EU directives that are not in their interests.
The spending plans include vanity projects, buying political influence and a crazu £616 million birthday giveaway in free train tickets for 18-year-olds to travel round the EU and feel more European. Jean-Claude Juncker the president of the commission, showing his usual comtempt for democracy, dismissed the leaders’ anger. "It is normal that prime ministers, without knowing the intricate details of our proposals react in such a way, they always do," he said at a Brussels press conference.
"A smaller EU as a result of Brexit should also mean a smaller budget," said Mark Rutte, Prime Lars Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark, said: "The European Commission just presented an EU Budget the size of 28 member states but we are only 27 member states to finance it." "After Brexit, our aim must be for the EU to be slimmer, more economical and more efficient," tweeted Sebastian Kurz, the chancellor of Austria. These three countries are all net contributors to the budget, meaning they pay more in than they receive back in EU funding. Britain is currently the second largest net contributor to Brussels’ coffers and Germany the largest. Excepting the three menyioned above there are no other member states which pat in more than they take out.
Lars Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark, said: "The European Commission just presented an EU Budget the size of 28 member states but we are only 27 member states to finance it."
"After Brexit, our aim must be for the EU to be slimmer, more economical and more efficient," tweeted Sebastian Kurz, the chancellor of Austria.
These three countries are all net contributors to the budget, meaning they pay more in than they receive back in EU funding. Britain is currently the second largest net contributor to Brussels’ coffers and Germany the largest. Excepting the three menyioned above there are no other member states which pat in more than they take out.