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  • (Alert:) UN 'Global Compact for Migration' will damage Western civilization....

    11/21/2018 9:32:00 AM PST · by caww · 32 replies
    Voice Of Europe ^ | 11/20/2108 | JANICE ATKINSON
    The most worrying part is the sheer amount of people they want to migrate to the west, with their estimations for future population growth revealing a shocking and flawed mindset among the global elite. The ‘Global Compact for Migration’, in the works since April 2017, is a rather hushed up plan to move large numbers of people from the third world to countries with a strong, sustainable economy. In other words, the United Nations along with all the countries who have signed up to this plan want to move large numbers of people from Africa, the Middle East and Central...
  • A New Form of Censorship is Spooking Through Europe

    11/20/2018 7:10:12 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 19 Nov, 2018 | Ralph Schöllhammer, Baron Bodissey
    Much has been reported in the past few days on the decision by the European Court of Human Rights that the designation of the Prophet Mohammed as “pedophilic” in the context of a 2009 seminar led by the Austrian Islam-critic Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff is not legally covered by the right of free expression of opinion. The waves caused by this decision were detectable even in the USA, where the popular Fox show, “Tucker Carlson” dedicated a full segment to the case. Independent of whether this was a “scandalous decision,” it indicates a disturbing trend: a re-clericalization of public space in which...
  • Ted Malloch: The Tragedy of the European Family

    11/19/2018 7:41:11 PM PST · by Phillyred · 24 replies
    Emmanuel Macron, the newly elected French president, has no children; German chancellor Angela Merkel has no children. British prime minister, Theresa May has no children; Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni has no children; Holland’s, prime minister, Mark Rutte, Sweden’s Stefan Löfven, Luxembourg’s Xavier Bettel, and Scotland’s, first minster Nicola Sturgeon — all have no children. The list goes on… Latvia’s childless president is Raimonds Vējonis, Lithuania’s childless president is Dalia Grybauskaitė, and Romania’s childless president is Klaus Werner Iohannis. And, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission too, has no children and is family-less. So to put it rather...
  • 'Yellow vest' protests block fuel depots in France, retailers hit

    11/19/2018 9:59:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 19, 2018 | by Bate Felix, Simon Carraud and Richard Lough
    PARIS - Protesters angered by higher fuel taxes blocked access to three oil depots in France and sporadic unrest erupted in the overseas territory of Reunion, in a third day of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron’s economic reforms. Up to 20,000 protesters clad in fluorescent high-visibility jackets blocked highways across France with burning barricades and convoys of slow-moving trucks, as the government showed no sign of backtracking on a further fuel tax hike on Jan. 1. A protester was killed at the weekend when a panicked driver ran her down at a blockade in the southeastern department of Savoie and...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 11/19/2018

    Benjamin Netanyahu has declared himself to be Defense Minister of Israel saying that the security situation makes early elections "irresponsible". His move come after the die was cast for early elections in Israel with Netanyahu's refusal to make Education Minister and Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett Defense Minister. Minister Bennett and another Jewish Home cabinet member Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked were reported to be resigning. Their announcement at 3:30 AM Eastern time US turned into an announcement that they were not resigning. They were critical of policies that hurt Israel's ability to fight its enemies but in the end...
  • Merkel Calls For Raising ‘European Army’ To Defend Against U.S.

    11/14/2018 3:05:50 PM PST · by mandaladon · 86 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 14 Nov 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Angela Merkel is on her way out as Chancellor of Germany, whether it be at the end of her term (she’s not running again) or through being forced out sooner. But that doesn’t mean that she’s going quietly into that good night. Following some rather acerbic remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron about the European Union needing to be able to stand up to the United States, Merkel chimed in this week with a wonderful plan of her own, no matter how offensive it may sound. She suggested that the EU needs their own standing army so they can be...
  • Kerry: ‘People are going to die' due to Trump's withdrawal from Paris climate deal

    11/17/2018 4:19:27 PM PST · by Simon Green · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/18 | Justin Wise
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry said "people are going to die" because of President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement. "People are going to die because of the decision Donald Trump made," Kerry said in an interview with The Guardian published on Friday. "My kids and my grandkids are going to face a difficult world because of what Donald Trump has done." The Guardian questioned Kerry about a variety of subjects, including many he writes about in his book, "Every Day is Extra," that was released in September. In it, Kerry details the Obama...
  • Climate Hoax: Not A Single G-20 Country Is Close To Hitting CO2 Emission Targets

    11/15/2018 6:21:49 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Environmentalism: A new report calls the lie on the grand Paris climate change treaty. None of the promised cuts in CO2 emissions that 200-plus countries made will come close to preventing a climate "catastrophe." And many of the industrialized nations aren't even living up to the promises they did make.
  • Estonia is the fifth EU nation leaving the UN migration pact – Prime Minister

    11/18/2018 10:13:38 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 28 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 16 November 2018 | Paul Dijks
    After Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, Estonia has also left the UN migration pact. “In forming the governing coalition, we agreed that we make decisions only by consensus. The government has today failed to reach agreement at the Cabinet meeting on support for the UN migration pact. Therefore, the government will not join the agreement, “wrote Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center Party) on Thursday on Facebook.The comprehensive management of immigration is important for all countries, emphasised Ratas. However, the laws of Estonia are already in line with democratic and European principles. This also applies to the future. For the...
  • France Prepares to Get Tough on Firms That Pay Women Less

    11/18/2018 5:55:13 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 18, 2018 | Noemie Bisserbe
    PARIS—France is preparing to fine companies that underpay women, a novel attempt to narrow the gender pay gap. Starting on Jan. 1, firms will be required under a new law to report how much they pay women compared with men, using a range of government-approved metrics. Companies with pay gaps will have three years to fix them or face a fine of up to 1% of their total payroll. The idea of policing pay equity is an unusually strict approach, even among countries that have turned up pressure on firms to bridge the divide. Over the past decade, the U.S....
  • French protesters railing against Macron block roads

    11/17/2018 8:45:45 AM PST · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 17 Nov 2018 | Sarah White, Caroline Pailliez
    PARIS (Reuters) - Thousands gathered on motorways across France on Saturday to protest against higher fuel taxes and President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies, in a campaign of road blockades in which one protester was accidentally killed and dozens were injured. Dubbed the “yellow vests”, protesters took to motorway sliproads and tunnel entrances, causing major back-ups at some highway tolls and blocking access to airports, including in Toulouse. The demonstrations, coordinated on social media, and born out of a backlash against rising fuel prices, are the latest confrontation between Macron and dissatisfied voters who view the former investment banker as out...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 11/17/2018 Newsdump Edition

    11/17/2018 5:32:10 AM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump will be in fire ravaged California today. At least 71 are dead as a result of the "Camp Fire" with more than 1-thousand missing...... The Central Intelligence Agency believes that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman ordered the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul on October 2nd....... The government of Yemen and Houthi rebels are set to atttend negotiationa aimed at ending the three-year civil war.... In France today one protester was killed when protesters gathered at some 2,000 locations in opposition to RISING GASOLINE PRICES..... The name of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been...
  • Accept EU deal or face 'economic disaster', French minister warns Britain's Brexiteers

    11/16/2018 5:07:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 16 November 2018 11:23 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said Friday that Brexit advocates must choose between accepting the deal negotiated by London and Brussels for leaving the EU or risk “economic disaster” and blasted “a number of lying politicians in Britain”. “The choice now faced by British political leaders who have advocated Brexit is to renounce their absurd political promise or face economic disaster, with the British people the main victims,” Le Maire said at a Paris forum on reforming the World Trade Organization. “What does Brexit demonstrate? It shows that leaving the common European market has an exorbitant economic cost,” he...
  • ‘No More Bargaining’ — Merkel Warns Offer Is Final as Brussels Chiefs Hope Brexit Will Be Called Off

    11/16/2018 12:35:10 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Nov 2018 | Virginia Hale
    There is “no question” of renegotiating the super-soft Brexit deal agreed with Theresa May, Angela Merkel has warned, as Eurocrats voiced hope that the divorce could be called off altogether. Speaking after a cabinet meeting in Potsdam, the German Chancellor said: “We have a document on the table that Britain and the remaining 27 EU states have agreed. There is, as far as I am concerned, no question of further bargaining at present.” With German industry bodies set to be hit particularly hard in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Merkel stated this would be the “worst and most chaotic...
  • Tony Blair claims Eurocrats gloated to him about defeating Britain during Brexit talks

    11/16/2018 12:28:12 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 14th November 2018 | Harry Cole
    TONY Blair last night sparked fury by boasting EU officials privately gloated to him that they forced Britain to “cave” in divorce talks.
  • Macron’s mistake is now a bigger problem for France

    11/16/2018 6:50:45 AM PST · by luke1825 · 13 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 11/16 | peter lucas
    Ask not what you can do for your country; but what you can do for me. That in a nutshell was the essence of French President Emmanuel Macron’s prissy, Obama-like speech aimed at President Donald Trump at last Sunday’s Armistice Day observance in Paris. Because if Trump, a selfdescribed nationalist, is putting America First, that means that there will be cutbacks — or outright elimination — in the financial and military assistance the U.S. has been doling out to France and Europe for more than 50 years.
  • EU plan to enable non-dollar Iran trade, oil sales unraveling: diplomats

    11/14/2018 7:21:03 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 23 replies
    A special European Union initiative to protect trade with Iran against newly reimposed U.S. sanctions faces possible collapse with no EU country willing to host the operation for fear of provoking U.S. punishment.
  • France a 'historic' ally of US, not a vassal state, says Macron

    11/14/2018 12:23:45 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 56 replies
    France24 ^ | Nov 14, 2018 | Reuters
    In five posts sent on Tuesday after his visit to France, Trump had blasted the key US ally over its near defeat to Germany in two world wars, its wine industry and Macron's approval ratings. "At every moment of our history, we were allies, so between allies, respect is due," Macron responded on Wednesday, citing French support for America's war of independence and US support during the two world wars. "I don't think the French expect me to respond to tweets but to continue this important history," he told French channel TF1 in an interview on the Charles de Gaulle...
  • Marine Le Pen buoyed by ‘growing discontent’ in France ahead of European parliamentary election

    11/14/2018 10:50:26 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    France24 ^ | 2018-11-14 | Rachel Holman
    With the European parliamentary elections just six months away, polls by Ifop and Odoxa show Le Pen’s National Rally in a dead heat with Macron’s centrist Republic on the Move party, each with around 20 percent of the intended vote. "There is growing discontent over high taxes, rising fuel prices and controversial reforms. Macron’s popularity has reached record lows,” Nona Mayer, research director of the French National Centre for Scientific Research, told FRANCE 24. Since taking office in May 2017, Macron’s approval ratings have steadily plummeted to between 20 and 25 percent. His image has been hurt by a number...
  • Macron’s Faux Pas on Nationalism

    11/14/2018 7:31:13 AM PST · by Brilliant · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 12, 2018 | Walter Russell Mead
    ...French President Emmanuel Macron publicly condemned nationalism as “the opposite of patriotism” as self-proclaimed nationalist Donald Trump looked on stonily... However tangled its history, nationalism is an important force in global affairs that world leaders should respect. Mr. Macron’s disdainful remarks made for good headlines, but his inability to appreciate the role of nationalism in world politics exemplifies the failure of imagination at the root of many of Europe’s troubles. The instinctive antinationalism of leaders like Mr. Macron is rooted in the belief that Western Europe is the real Europe and that its history is a universal history with lessons...