A couple of administrative things before any links.
Firstly, the site seems to have been down for a while early today. I don’t think it was an attack. It just needed a tweak at the server end which happens occasionally. So all is well there.
Secondly, Gateway pundit recently did a story about an organization I know well. They got everything wrong including, but not limited to, the names of the people who own, operate and run the organization. People I know well, and respect a great deal, and who readers of this site also know. So I would advise checking for alternate sources if you see an interesting headline at GP. I think it can be highly misleading and also brings into question other news we may post here. Not saying never post a story from there in the comments, but its up to each person to decide if it is worth vetting each story to see if an alternate source that you know has basically the same set of facts as they do.
I have dropped several sites over the years because they got easy stuff wrong, and then wouldn’t publish a correction.
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BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) – Catalonia’s parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in defiance of the Madrid government, which at the same time was preparing to impose direct rule over the region.
Flags of Spain and EU taken down as Catalonia declares independence pic.twitter.com/1JEZgFx7VF
— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) October 27, 2017
Although the declaration was in effect a symbolic gesture as it will not be accepted by Spain or the international community, the moves by both sides take Spain’s worst political crisis in four decades to a new level.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy immediately called for calm and said the rule of law would be restored.
Perhaps the people here who have been properly tracking this story can write on it in the comments. I know there is an Islamic angle to it, I have read stories that indicate this region of Spain has made deals with Islamic governments to support independence for which they will be able to fund mosques and exert influence in Catalan. But I know so little about it I cannot verify this whatsoever. I am trying to reach someone who gets this issue.
Catalonia has declared independence from Spain pic.twitter.com/KUKexk5d49
— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) October 27, 2017
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban renewed his assault on George Soros, instructing his intelligence services to map what he described as the networks run by the billionaire financier’s “empire” targeting his country.
Intelligence agencies will help evaluate what he sees as efforts by Soros to get Hungary punished by EU institutions pursuing a “mixed-population” continent, Orban said in an interview with Kossuth Radio on Friday.
Orban, who is the favorite to win next year’s parliamentary elections, said Europe is set to be split between a “migrant-free zone” and those in the west who refuse calls to “haul” undocumented migrants away.
Can’t wait to read those files. Let’s hope he shares with US intel.
3. Series of videos and article about an ANTIFA attack at the University of Toronto when Ezra Levant attempted to speak about matters of the importance of freedom of speech.
One of the videos:
4. Off topic but probably worth being aware of, there appears to be a serious risk of an actual outbreak of The Plague via the airborne version, the highly contagious one.
(Most Canadians I have discussed this with, still do not believe that the IRS did this, and those that do are glad they did. That is the state of people’s understanding of what a democracy or a republic is at this stage in this country.)
Four hundred sixty nine different plaintiffs in two class-action lawsuits over Obama-era IRS harassment settled with the Department of Justice Thursday, bringing to a close a dark chapter in the IRS’s history.
In 2010 and 2011, the IRS under Lois Lerner, particularly out of the Cincinnati field office, launched what many contended were politically motivated investigations and audits of “Tea Party” and other conservative groups. While no criminal prosecutions ever resulted, hundreds of victims assembled in class-action lawsuits against the federal government.
Attorney General Sessions appears to have largely acknowledged the plaintiffs’ claims. In a DOJ press release on the settlement, he said:
[I]t is now clear that during the last Administration, the IRS began using inappropriate criteria to screen applications for 501(c) status. These criteria included names such as “Tea Party,” “Patriots,” or “9/12” or policy positions concerning government spending or taxes, education of the public to “make America a better place to live,” or statements criticizing how the country was being run. It is also clear these criteria disproportionately impacted conservative groups.
Alt-left Antifa extremists attacked an Identitarian social project building in Germany by throwing bricks, lighting fires, and drilling a hole into the front door to break in to spray acid inside.
The attack occurred on Tuesday night and saw an estimated 25-30 Antifa extremists launch their largest attack on the Identitarian house in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt. Around 100 bricks were thrown at the building, according to anti-mass migration NGO Einprozent who also make use of the building and contributed to its purchase.
While the building is used by Einprozent as an office and for the local Identitarian group, known as Kontrakultur (Counter-Culture), for local events, several Identitarian activists also live inside.
Police are arresting half as many suspects as they did a decade ago despite a surge in crime.
The number held fell from 1.5million in 2007-08 to 780,000 this year – down 48 per cent – figures reveal.
But the total crimes recorded by police in England and Wales has risen to 5.2million, the highest for ten years.
(The solution to this will be similar to the Toronto Police a decade or two ago when it was revealed that non-whites, specifically from Jamaica I think it was, are responsible for over 90% of violent crime back then. They stopped publishing or collecting crime stats based on ethnicity. Pretty sure the UK will simply stop publishing overall crime stats if this DM story gets legs.)
Jewish students have already faced plenty of harassment and hate at McGill. The latest incident at the Canadian university comes with a rather blatant agenda.
A Jewish student at McGill University has been kicked off the student government board for having “conflicts of interest” due to his pro-Israel activism.
Third-year student Noah Lew was one of 12 board members up for general assembly ratification on Monday evening following his victory as vice-president finance of the Arts Undergraduate Society. The ratification vote is typically a mere formality, but Monday’s was different due to Democratize Student Society of McGill University (SSMU), an organization that was established to resist the university’s ban of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement on campus.
Democratize SSMU was able to pass a motion that required each board member to be voted upon separately under the grounds that they weren’t a fan of the names. When it was Lew’s turn, he was voted down, 105 to 73 with 12 abstaining, with applause following the vote. Two other students who had criticized BDS, Alexander Scheffel and Josephine Wright O’Manique, were also voted down.
(I just want to know if Saudi Androids dream of slaughtering electric sheep)
Saudi Arabia has granted citizenship to a robot in a move that appears to elevate its rights above those of women within the Middle Eastern country.
The robot called Sophia was wheeled out in front of a crowd at the Future Investment Initiative summit in the capital, Riyadh. It was created by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics.
During the display the robot was informed of the decision to grant it citizen status. “I’m very honoured and proud for this unique distinction,” Sophia said. “This is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognised with a citizenship.”
Thank you Richard, M., Wrath of Khan, EB., Babs and all who sent in material.
More to come today if all the ducks line up just right.