Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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So much to talk about ...

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that the French had to “learn to live with terrorism”:

... mothers that they found who are still looking for their daughters. And daughters they found who are still looking for their mothers. And they can’t find the rest of their families. And I think that is what is making… Europe is getting used to attacks like this Mika. We have to. Because we are never going to totally wipe this out. 


Heaven forbid that one re-evaluate political multiculturalism, take stronger measures against the devout "lone wolves" and not lose one's g-d- mind and allow back in those who committed or supported terrorism abroad.


It's bad enough that children as young as eight were turned into pin cushions for listening to a pony-tail sing but the overwhelming response to that is this:


(Sidebar: we wouldn't want to hurt any terrorists' feelings, would we?)


Always trust one's journalistic betters to clarify things:


French women are tired of being man-handled in no-go zones:

Women in Paris have been protesting against ‘no go zones’ where immigrants from Asia and Africa pester and abuse them.

It’s claimed the district of Chapelle-Pajol, in the north east of the French capital, has become more dangerous for women as the rate of immigration there grows. Large groups of men are said to hang around in the streets, sometimes drinking, and often intimidate women.

One 80-year-old woman from the district has even said she was sexually assaulted walking home one night.

Others have complained about catcalls and verbal abuse, which makes them feel unsafe.

Dozens turned out to protest against the so-called ‘no go zones’ on Friday. ‘The problems in the area are real,’ Clare Rougy, one of the demonstrators, told The Local.

She added: ‘It is aggressive and you see men fighting in the streets. Women do not feel safe.’

Another woman, identified as 50-year-old Natalie, told Le Parisien newspaper: ‘The atmosphere is agonising, to the point of having to modify our itinerary, our clothes. Some even gave up going out.’
But, as Monsieur Valls said:

Times have changed, and we should learn to live with terrorism. We have to show solidarity and collective calm.
Because that's helpful.


Ah, the last laugh:

Journalists are already self-censoring in the toxic fallout from the CBC’s cultural appropriation controversy, University of Toronto Prof. Dr. Jordan Peterson says.

Peterson, whose fight against mandatory use of genderless pronouns drew international attention, said the impact of political correctness on free speech and broader society is profound.

“This is why I’ve been warning about the emergence of such ideas at the university,” Peterson told The Toronto Sun.

“Anybody who thinks these ideas are going to stay in the university, believe me, they’re engaging in wishful thinking.”

People tripping over themselves to prove their social piety have removed themselves from sanity. They are - perhaps not realising it - destroying the culture, leaving only a withered husk of a civilisation that gave everyone people like Shakespeare and Descartes.



Speaking at that year’s CPSA annual meeting, Widdowson argued that Canada’s land reserve system and the policies that encourage First Nations to live separately from mainstream society only further societal dysfunction. Assimilation, she said, would better close the “development gap” between First Nations and non-indigenous Canadians. Out came the angry bees. Some members called her talk “hate speech” worthy of a Criminal Code investigation. One colleague asked if she’d “like to take it outside.”

In other news:

South Korea’s military fired warning shots across the military demarcation line at an unidentified object flying on Tuesday afternoon, as tensions remained high on the peninsula days after another North Korea missile test.


The Trudeau Foundation received $535,000 in foreign donations in 2016:

To recap, the Calgary Herald reported this week that Crockatt and others lodged a complaint with Elections Canada alleging foreign money was donated to third-party organizations and then used to influence the 2015 election, potentially in contravention of spending limits.

A total of 114 third parties — people or groups producing election advertising who are not registered candidates, political parties or riding associations — were registered with Elections Canada in 2015, up from 55 in 2011.

According to the complaint, nine of those organizations were funded at least in part by the New York-based Tides Foundation, which donated a total of US $1.5 million.

Leadnow — which organized a 2015 anyone-but-Harper strategic voting campaign which targeted a number of ridings where it considered the Conservatives vulnerable  — is not included on the list of Tides grantees, but the researcher and writer Vivian Krause has claimed the organization is funded indirectly through the Sisu Institute Society, a B.C.-based non-profit which in 2015 received US $795,300, according to the Tides list.

Ladies and gentlemen, Sir Roger Moore:

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