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  • Boris Johnson Is Close To Getting Brexit Done

    10/21/2019 4:42:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 21, 2019 | Sumantra Maitra
    One of the most baffling reactions among liberals since 2016 was to compare Boris Johnson to Donald Trump. I reside in England, and saw tweet after tweet from the Max Boots and Tom Nichols of the world on why these two, and Brexit and the election of Trump, are exactly the same. The reality, as always, is a lot more complicated. There is of course similarity in both events. Both were a rebel yell against orthodoxy in the respective countries. In the United States, it was by masses of people who oppose the elites’ conventional wisdom, from mass immigration from...
  • Greta Thunberg Urges Extinction Rebellion to Break the Law

    10/19/2019 8:29:20 PM PDT · by Signalman · 29 replies
    WUWT ^ | 10/19/2019 | Eric Worral
    Greta Thunberg has stated that rules must be broken if they stand in the way of climate action. Greta Thunberg condemns ‘unlawful’ police ban on Extinction Rebellion climate change protest ‘If standing up for humanity is against the rules then the rules must be broken,’ says teenager Chris Baynes, Jane Dalton (2 days ago) Greta Thunberg has called on Extinction Rebellion demonstrators to defy a police order banning them from protesting across London. The climate change activist spoke out before the group won the go-ahead to take legal action over the order, which has been condemned by human rights groups...
  • First UK Chick-fil-A outlet to close in LGBT rights row

    10/18/2019 7:23:44 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th October 2019 | BBC News
    A US fast-food chain will cease trading at its first UK outlet amid a row over donations to anti-LGBT groups. Gay rights campaigners called for a boycott of Chick-fil-A, which opened its first branch at The Oracle shopping centre in Reading on 10 October. A spokeswoman for the centre said "the right thing to do" was to not extend the restaurant's lease beyond the "six-month pilot period". Chick-fil-A said its donations were purely focused on youth and education. The family-owned company, founded in Atlanta in 1967, is one of the biggest fast-food chains in the USA and boasts about 2,400...
  • NATO ministers need to have difficult conversations to keep everyone honest

    10/18/2019 12:55:48 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/19 | Daniel R. DePetris
    SNIP The Trump administration has sanctioned three Turkish ministries and two senior officials (per the agreement, those sanctions will be lifted once the Turks end their operation). France, Germany, Finland and the Netherlands have suspended arms sales. The Pentagon is even evaluating plans for the removal of the 50 nuclear gravity bombs stationed at the Incirlik Air Base. However, the most significant idea discussed by members of Congress, commentators, and European officials was the termination of Turkey’s membership in NATO. Defense Secretary Mark Esper suggested the Turkish incursion against the Kurds in Syria could jeopardize its relations with other NATO...
  • Denmark Prepared To Build Wall on German Border During Migrant Crisis

    10/18/2019 10:40:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 10/18/2019 | Chris Tomlinson
    Newly released documents claim that the Danish government was prepared to build a wall on its southern border with Germany during the height of the 2015 migrant crisis. The documents claim that the government was fully prepared to build a 33-kilometre long wall across the border and had already spent nearly 22 million Danish Krone (£2.5m/$3.2m) on materials to build the structure, Danish newspaper Berlingske reports. Minister of Justice Nick Hekkerup revealed the plan to the Danish parliament showing that the Ministry of Defense’s Material and Purchasing Board had purchased 37,500 barbed spirals, 37,000 barbed wire posts, 35,000 barbed wire...
  • Thousands of Tractors Shut Down Highways in Farmer’s Anti-Green Madness Protest

    10/17/2019 8:09:10 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Oct 2019 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Thousands of farmers shut down highways in a go-slow protest converging on the Dutch capital Monday, as they protested being victimised by a government trying to meet European Union emissions laws by cracking down on agriculture. The day of protest is the thirds of its kind and follows another at the start of October. At the time, Dutch media reported the protests were against a call by the government that herds of animals reared for food should be culled so the nation could meet its European Union-imposed nitrogen emission targets. The Dutch police and army, on the instructions of the...
  • Furious commuters drag Extinction Rebellion protesters from top of Tube (UK)

    10/17/2019 9:41:46 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    SkyNews ^ | Oct 17, 2019 | Alix Culbertson
    Angry commuters have pulled Extinction Rebellion protesters from the top of a Tube as activists disrupted services across London. At Canning Town station in east London dozens of commuters were seen pulling two campaigners, dressed in jacket and tie, from the top of a Jubilee Line Tube train after they unfurled a banner saying, "Business as usual = death". The pair used a ladder to climb onto the roof, prompting an immediate reaction from commuters, including one who threw his sandwich at them. A drink was also hurled at one of them. One Tube user reportedly shouted: "I need to...
  • Jumping to freedom. 1961. (an amazing series of 4 clips of escape from East Germany via window)

    10/09/2019 4:17:04 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies
    imgur ^ | by barenton
    When the Berlin wall was being built, people whose houses were on the dividing line, were ordered to move to the interior. Instead, many opted to escape to Western Berlin through the windows, like this woman. East Berlin police tried to grab her and drag her back, but people on the other side pulled her to safety. At the link - a series of amazing clips from 1961 of people escaping. Here's an example: 
  • Northern Ireland’s High Court Rules Abortion a Human Right

    10/08/2019 4:54:40 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/4/19 | William Mahoney
    Baby Ella's termination, the catalyst for the rulingBELFAST, Northern Ireland ( - Northern Ireland's High Court of Justice ruled Thursday that the region's current law that prohibits abortion in most cases is a human rights violation. In 2013, Sarah Ewart sought to abort her child, Ella, after doctors told her the child would not survive outside the womb. Ewart went to London to terminate her child after she was denied an abortion in Northern Ireland, since Northern Irish law only permits abortion for the life of the mother or to prevent permanent physical or mental damage. Ewart joined her abortion...
  • 2 shot dead outside German synagogue on Yom Kippur

    10/09/2019 11:12:14 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/10/19
    BBC Video At least two people were shot dead on a street in the German city of Halle on Wednesday, police said, with witnesses saying that a synagogue was among the gunmen's targets as Jews marked the holy day of Yom Kippur. One suspect was captured but with a manhunt ongoing for other perpetrators, security has been tightened in synagogues in other eastern German cities while Halle itself was in lockdown. "Early indications show that two people were killed in Halle. Several shots were fired," police said on Twitter, urging residents in the area to stay indoors. Police said the...
  • The United States Was Supposed To Be In Syria For 30 Days

    10/07/2019 7:29:37 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    POTUS via Twitter ^ | 08/07/19 | Donald J. Trump
    The United States was supposed to be in Syria for 30 days, that was many years ago. We stayed and got deeper and deeper into battle with no aim in sight. When I arrived in Washington, ISIS was running rampant in the area. We quickly defeated 100% of the ISIS Caliphate,..... ....including capturing thousands of ISIS fighters, mostly from Europe. But Europe did not want them back, they said you keep them USA! I said “NO, we did you a great favor and now you want us to hold them in U.S. prisons at tremendous cost. They are yours for...

    10/06/2019 11:06:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 121 replies
    GP ^ | October 6, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Rudy Giuliani: The witness I relied upon if you paid any attention to what I did last week is someone named Victor Shokin. That’s the affidavit I put out plus two others… Those three all say that Joe Biden pressured the president to fire Shokin because Shokin had just come upon a laundered $3 million transaction to Hunter Biden. And he was told by the Serbian government that the United States government would not allow to give that information out. That’s the reason they say they were fired… That’s a lot stronger proof than any silly whistleblower nonsense about something...
  • I Have Just Officially Nominated Poland For Entry Into The Visa Waiver Program

    10/04/2019 3:39:28 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/04/19 | Donald J. Trump
    I have just officially nominated Poland for entry into the Visa Waiver Program. With this decades long-awaited announcement, we are in the final steps of the process which, when complete, would grant Polish nationals visa-free business and tourism travel to the U.S. & vice versa.
  • Paris Knife Attack Kills 4 Police Officers Response (Colion Noir)

    10/03/2019 4:04:56 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 3, 2019 | Colion Noir
    I’ve been at gun shows where everyone and their mama had a gun on them and no one died. I’ve been to countless NRA annual meetings where everybody and their daddy had a gun on them and no one died. I’ve been to gun ranges where the person to left and right of me where literally shooting guns and no one was killed, but this guy killed 4 police officers with a knife. 3 1/2 minute video
  • Activists in Germany demand legalization of abortion

    10/02/2019 7:14:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.27.2019 | Clara Suchy
    There, in the German Criminal Code, between the laws on murder and abandonment, sit paragraphs 218 and 219. They pertain to — and criminalize — abortion in Germany. On Saturday, activists will be taking to the streets to demand the paragraphs’ removal as part of a global abortion rights demonstration. Sarah Thibol, activist with the feminist organization Frauen*Kollektiv in Cologne, is one of many planning to protest. Her personal goal is “that women realize abortions are not legal in German(y). So many people are surprised the first time they hear that.” According to German law laid out in paragraph 218,...
  • Is Germany moving toward Trump's stance on Iran?

    09/25/2019 5:30:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.24.2019 | Christoph Hasselbach
    The German government is generally critical of US President Donald Trump’s politics, especially when it comes to questions of war and peace in the Middle East. Last year, Trump pulled the US out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that Germany, France and the UK, among others, had struggled to secure and wanted to maintain at all costs. The situation appeared to escalate dangerously after the drone attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on September 14. Iran-aligned Houthi rebels fighting a Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen have claimed responsibility. The US immediately blamed Iran, even as the Saudi government...
  • Climate Change Activist, United Nations speaker is an ACTRESS [Greta Thunberg]

    09/25/2019 1:51:20 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 76 replies
    IMDB.Com ^ | 09/25/2019 | self
    Granted, most of her credits are from 2019. But you should know that this girl comes from a whole family of actors.
  • Son who threw his terminally ill 79-year-old mother to her death spared jail

    09/24/2019 9:59:21 AM PDT · by Salman · 47 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) via Yahoo ^ | September 20, 2019 | Jessica Carpani
    A teacher who threw his terminally ill 79-year-old mother to her death from a first-floor balcony spared jail as judge describes it as a "mercy killing". A "devoted, loving son" who killed his dying mother to end her suffering by dropping her from a first floor fire escape at a care home has been given a suspended jail term. Robert Knight, 53, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his 79-year-old mother June at an earlier hearing at Basildon Crown Court. The languages teacher had denied murder and was cleared by a jury. ...
  • Italian welcome for 82 migrants marks ‘end of Salvini’s propaganda,’ says minister

    09/14/2019 11:33:56 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/14/19 | ARTHUR NESLEN
    Italy’s new left-leaning government has allowed a rescue vessel carrying 82 migrants to come ashore on the island of Lampedusa, after nearly a week at sea. Many of those on board the Ocean Viking, operated by charities SOS Méditerranée and Doctors Without Borders, are expected to be relocated to other countries, with Germany and France each pledging to take 25 percent of the passengers. Italy’s foreign minister, Luigi Di Maio, stressed that the move did not herald the return of an “open ports” policy. But it represents a sea change from the hardline stance of the previous coalition government between...
  • Democrats invite teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg to testify before Congress

    09/12/2019 2:09:41 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 108 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12 September 2019 | Josh Siegel
    Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg, 16, is testifying before Congress next week at the invitation of House Democrats. Thunberg will appear Sept. 18 before a joint hearing of a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee and the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. She is among a group of young climate activists Democrats invited to testify at the hearing, entitled "Voices Leading the Next Generation on the Global Climate Crisis." Thunberg is best known for founding an international movement called Fridays for Future, in which students skip school on Fridays to participate in demonstrations demanding action to combat climate change. Last...