1. Leader of Pirate Party arrested in GERMANY for discussing publicly on how common-folk criticize the powerful as applied to Erdogan.
Please click over to The Rebel for a more comprehensive article on this event.
2. The claim is made that Turkey is the best example to the world on how to deal with refugees
I can see how some groups might agree with this. For the majority of us however, not so much.
3. Obama says that Merkel is on the right side of history
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said April 22 he will ask Ankara to clarify a call to Turks in the Netherlands to report individuals who insult the Turkey or its president.
Rutte said he was surprised by the apparent plea to Turks living in the country to report insulting or negative comments about President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an or Turkey to the country’s consulate in Rotterdam.
A political storm erupted on April 21 after several Dutch newspapers reported an email apparently sent by the consulate to Turkish organisations in the Netherlands, which asked people to forward disparaging emails and posts on social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
“I am surprised. It’s not clear what the Turkish government aims to achieve with this action,” Rutte told journalists during a joint press conference with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the southern city of Eindhoven.
“Our ambassador in Ankara will ask for an explanation,” he said.
The Turkish consulate for its part said the note was sent by a consular official who used an “unfortunate choice of words” that was misinterpreted.
(Cultural appropriation is the ultimate in thought crimes which can be selectively enforced. It is sharia law for communists)
A simple musical performance at Brown University became a source of tremendous controversy Thursday night after student protesters denounced it for having Hindu chants sung by a white woman.
Carrie Grossman, a 2000 Brown graduate, performed in “An Evening of Devotional Music,” which organizers touted as an “intimate evening of inquiry, music and meditation.” Grossman’s performance was a kirtan, a form of traditional chanting that originates in the Indian subcontinent.
But to some students, it was actually an intimate evening of gruesome cultural appropriation, because Grossman had the temerity to sing chants from India despite being white.
Swiss federal authorities said they have drawn up three separate scenarios ranging from 10,000 arrivals inside a month to a worst case of 30,000 inside a few days.
The latter “would necessitate army intervention,” the government said.
In a statement on Wednesday the government said it had tasked the defence ministry with putting 2,000 troops on standby for such an eventuality.
The plans, agreed last Thursday, aim to coordinate state, cantonal and communal response in the event of a large influx of people.
There is already a lot more to post. I mean a great deal, not hte least of which are some interesting skirmishes between pro-border Italians with Austrian forces. Not sure which side they are on exactly yet. Will post videos and information once its better understood. The materials should all be in the Daily Links post for today however.
Watching this video reminded me of one episode of House MD. where a black man was upset because he had been given a new medication that was specific for black people. A sharper medical instrument that had been designed to treat the variant of the disease more specific to black people and therefore more effective. The patient resisted and demanded the standard original variant which was not as targeted. It was a cautious way of approaching this issue.