Reader’s Links, March 2, 2018

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  1. CBC – Canadians’ confidential tax info to be shared with police in other countries

    Confidential information from Canadian taxpayers could soon be shared with police and authorities in three dozen countries around the world, under measures included in Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s latest budget.

    • The wanna-be wahabi dominant-sexuals applaud the submissive-sexuals, but is fearful of the invert-sexuals that the Socialists don’t mind.

      Because pretending to be a peacock, and to have the tables turned, is to reach inside their souls, with nothing butt behind.

  2. Suicide car bomber hits Afghan capital, at least four wounded (reuters, Mar 2, 2018)

    “A police official said a suicide bomber had struck in the Afghan capital, Kabul, after a loud explosion was heard in an area close to foreign embassies on Friday.

    Police sirens could be heard in the area but there was no immediate word on any casualties from the blast.

    Bismillah Tabaan, the police commander of the city’s ninth district where the explosion took place, said the cause of the blast was a suicide bombing but details, including the target, were not yet clear…”

  3. Czech PM: By No Means Will We Accept Any Migrants Within EU Quotas (sputniknews, Mar 2, 2018)

    “The European Union adopted a migration quota plan back in 2015, following massive migrant inflows into the region. However, a number of countries, including the so-called the Visegrad Group, with the Czech Republic being one member of the group, have clashed with the European Commission on the issue of quotas.

    “By no means, will we accept any migrants within any quotas. Not a single one. We are against, on principle, of being dictated to on who has the right to live and work in our country. Compulsory quotas are ineffective and only divide Europe,” Prime Minister Andrej Babiš said, while delivering a speech in the parliament.

    At the same time, the prime minister recalled a joint statement made by members of the Visegrad Group (V4), comprising the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary. According to the statement, EU members should render financial aid to the countries from where migrants come as well as for the reinforcement of external borders.

    The minister added that the V4 countries had recently provided financial aid to the joint EU fund aimed at supporting Africa as well as to some African countries directly.

    Speaking further, Babiš dubbed “absurd” the recent move by the European Commission that reprimanded the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary for not accepting illegal immigrants.
    “I think it’s absurd that the European Commission filed a complaint against us for an absolute senseless case,” Babiš said.

    Since 2015, over two million migrants — mainly from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and a number of impoverished African nations — have entered Europe.

    Most migrants initially arrived by sea to either Greece or Italy, before crossing through other European countries, like Hungary, to reach wealthier EU states, such as Germany and Sweden.”

  4. Another German Food Bank Joins Rebellion Against ‘Migrants First’ (sputniknews, Mar 2, 2018)

    “With an influx of refugees stretching a local charity’s resources to their limits, a second outlet of the German food bank Tafel has stopped serving foreigners and young single men, prioritizing families, single parents with children and retirees.

    The NGO came under fire on Thursday amid reports that its branch in the western town of Marl was turning away non-Germans and young, single men, Deutsche Welle reported.

    Amid the public outcry that ensued, Renate Kampe, chairwoman of the Tafel branch in Marl, parried accusations of racism arguing that the company actually wanted to put families, regardless of nationality, at the top of their list of food recipients.

    “The main problem is that we do not have enough supplies,” she said.

    Last week, the Essen branch of Tafel drew flak for refusing to serve foreigners after elderly people and single parents complained about being pushed and shoved at food distribution centers.

    At a news conference on Thursday, Essen Tafel chairman Jorg Sartor said that the new policy was introduced in mid-2017 because 75 percent of the about 6,000 people coming to pick up food from the Tafel locations across the city were foreigners and elderly Germans were becoming too frightened to partake in the weekly food pick-ups.

    The Marl charity is just one of the 930-strong chain of Tafel food banks all across Germany, which collects food that is nearing its expiration date from eateries and supermarkets to further distribute it among needy families at a specified time weekly.

    Among those enrolled in the social program are those who are unemployed or low-income beneficiaries.

    About 1.5 million refugees have arrived in Germany since 2015, prompting local authorities to allocate huge sums for migration-related issues.

    The influx of migrants into the country was a result of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open door policy towards migrants fleeing devastating wars and military conflicts in their home countries in the Middle East and North Africa.”

  5. Recent Russian claims of superior weapons developments resonate as Cold War-ish. Do all the old spooks dust off their fedoras and trench coats now? In a broader sense how does this help or hurt the Globalist cause? Will it supply even more refugees via regional wars which will be used as ever-larger battering rams against the West? Or will it have the opposite effect by enhancing nationalism, thereby reversing the Globalist strategy of Open Borders?

    “Unstoppable” nuclear weapons? Really Vladimir? You’re bluffing. Until the Russians can lie like the Irish the world is a safer place.

  6. Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 11 including 3 aid workers in Nigeria attack (reuters, Mar 2, 2018)

    “Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 11 people including three aid workers in an attack on a military facility in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state late on Thursday, according to two security reports seen by Reuters…”

  7. Turkey to pledge millions to aid Sahel force against militants (memo, Mar 2, 2018)

    “Turkey is set to donate $5 million to aid in the fight against terrorism and trafficking in the turbulent Sahel, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced yesterday during his visit to Mauritania.

    The money will go towards equipping the G-5 force which consists of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger who will attempt to restore security in the lawless areas of the Sahel occupied by militants.

    “Turkey is one of the countries which best understands the dangers with which you are confronted in the Sahel. We have therefore decided to give $5 million to help the G-5 Sahel force,” Erdogan explained in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott…”

  8. French embassy ‘under attack’ in Burkina Faso’s capital (CNN, Mar 2, 2018)

    “Multiple armed attacks are underway in Burkina Faso’s capital of Ouagadougou, with one centered on the French embassy, according to a post on the embassy’s Facebook page.

    “The attack is ongoing at the French embassy and the French Institute,” the post said, adding that people should remain “confined” to where they are. The French Institute, a cultural organization, is about a mile away from the embassy.

    France’s ambassador to Burkina Faso, Xavier Lapdecab, urged people via Twitter to act with “absolute precaution” as the attack is ongoing.

    France’s special envoy to Africa’s Sahel region, Jean-Marc Châtaigner, referred to a “terrorist attack” in a post on Twitter, as he urged people to avoid the city center.

    Burkina Faso’s national police warned people to move away from areas around the “vicinity of the Prime Ministry — and the United Nations roundabout.”

    “The specialized units of the defense and security forces are in action,” the force said on its official Facebook page…”

  9. Justice Department reviewing Oakland mayor’s tipoff of immigration raids, which led to 232 arrests

    The White House on Thursday said the Department of Justice was reviewing the actions of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, who last weekend alerted residents in advance of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid in Northern California.

    “I think it’s outrageous that a mayor would circumvent federal authorities and certainly put them in danger by making a move such as that,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters.

  10. Dozens race to register as foreign lobbyists since start of Mueller inquiry, fearful of Manafort’s fate

    No one knows how special counsel Robert S. Mueller’s sprawling investigation into Russian political interference and potential White House obstruction will end, but Mueller is already changing how the nation’s capital does business.

    His prosecutors have taken the rare step of pursuing some of President Trump’s former senior aides for failing to register as lobbyists for foreign governments, rattling the rarefied world of highly-paid professionals who advocate in Washington for traditional foreign allies, unsavory strongmen and other overseas clients.

  11. Pelosi repeatedly says incorrect words: ‘Commensurate — common sense’, ‘Tax force — task force’

    Nancy Pelosi’s ongoing bizarre behavior may be a key reason why many Democrats are refusing to support her for a potential future leadership position.

    As the House Minority Leader spoke to reporters in Thursday, she repeatedly used the wrong word in sentences, awkwardly correcting herself so she was clear to the journalists.

  12. Sharyl Attkisson Accuses Obama DOJ of Secretly Swapping Out Her Computer Hard Drive

    Former CBS correspondent Sharyl Attkisson accused the Department of Justice (DOJ) of monkeying around with her hard drive while her computer was in their possession. She tweeted on Thursday, “What would you think if I told you the hard drive of one of my personal computers was secretly switched out w/another while in custody of the Justice Dept. Inspector General– before they gave it back to me?”

  13. President Trump to Make Decision on Iran Nuclear Deal Within Next 90 Days

    OAN Newsroom
    UPDATED 12:37 PM PT — Thurs. March 1, 2018

    The Trump administration is threatening to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal if European allies fail to close loopholes that could allow Iran to eventually become a nuclear power.

    Senior White House officials have been pressuring the E.U. to make changes to the multilateral accord, which have allowed Iran to continue conducting nuclear research to further its ballistic missile development.

    Some E.U. members have expressed opposition to U.S. sanctions on Iran.

    The State Department has backed the president’s calls, including his demand for international inspections on Iran’s nuclear sites.

    The Trump administration is expected make a decision within the next 90 days.

  14. China kicks off parliament season with attack on the West

    BEIJING (Reuters) – China kicked off this year’s parliamentary season on Friday with an attack on those in the West who seek to besmirch the country for their own nefarious purposes, with a government spokesman quoting Martin Luther King Jr. in an appeal for understanding.

    The highlight of parliament, which opens on Monday, will be the passage of a constitutional amendment that not only further cements the ruling Communist Party’s grip on power but also lifts presidential term limits.

    The party made the announcement on Sunday, setting the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely should he wish, prompting accusations from some in China that it is set to become another North Korea.

    The move comes not only as Xi seeks greater power, but as the party increasingly seeks to have its voice heard around the world, especially through state media’s global footprint and in government-run Confucius Institutes meant to teach the Chinese language.

    The issue has become particularly controversial in Australia, where Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last year said he took very seriously reports that the Communist Party had sought to interfere in his country, sparking anger in Beijing.

  15. DOJ ‘reviewing’ potential for charging Oakland mayor who warned about ICE raid
    By J.E. Dyer March 1, 2018

    Fox News reports that the U.S. Department of Justice is looking into whether Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf should be charged for warning illegal migrants on Saturday, 24 February that ICE was about to start an area sweep for the priority offenders the agency focuses on.

    The acting director of ICE, Thomas Homan, told Fox & Friends on Wednesday morning that although the subsequent sweep had picked up 150 priority offenders, more than 800 remained at large in the San Francisco Bay area. He likened Schaaf’s warning to that of a gang lookout on the watch for police.

    • This video and the J.E. Dyer article are about how the left doesn’t have the same values we have and how it is a mistake to think they do, Bongino is pointing out how the conservatives are winning both in the elections but also starting to win in the culture war. The wins in the ballot box and the subsequent appointment of Constructionist Judges is the only way to win in the culture war.

      This one is not the only video in which Bongino points out that the fight to retain rights will bring out more voters then the fight to take away rights.

  16. Two people were fatally shot when a gunman opened fire inside a Michigan university building early Friday morning, police said.

    Central Michigan University police confirmed to Fox News the two people were killed when the gunman opened fire inside Campbell Hall on campus. No other injuries were reported and the suspect is still at large and considered “armed and dangerous.”

    “The deceased are not students and police believe the situation started from a domestic situation,” police said in a tweet.

  17. Breaking – Islamic Extremists Attack French Embassy In Burkina Faso – 7 Dead (Video)
    Islamic Extremists are currently attacking the French Embassy in Ouagadougou, the capital of the African country Burkina Faso.

    First reports speak of 7 dead so far but the number will certainly rise given that there were multiple attacks all over the city.

    • At least 30 dead as French embassy comes under attack in Burkina Faso

      About 30 people were killed and 85 wounded in terrorist attacks on the French embassy and cultural centre in Burkina Faso and the west African country’s army headquarters on Friday.

      Most of the dead were Burkina Faso soldiers, killed as they defended the targets in the capital, Ouagadougou, supported by French forces. There were no French casualties, security sources in Paris said.

      It was not immediately clear how many gunmen took part in what are believed to have been coordinated strikes described by Edouard Philippe, the French prime minister, as “a terrorist attack”. At least six assailants are known to have been killed.

      The bloodshed began when five of the gunmen jumped out of a pickup truck in the city centre, shouted “Allahu Akhbar” (‘Allah is greatest’ in Arabic), set fire to the truck and opened fire on passers-by. They then ran towards the French embassy, according to witnesses who saw the attack from the state television offices facing the embassy.

      Around the same time, at least one explosion occurred near the army headquarters and the French cultural centre, located about half a mile from the embassy.

      Moussa Korbeogo, a market trader, told the AP news agency that gunmen also arrived there in a pickup and started shooting at soldiers. “Some of the soldiers ran into a nearby bank to seek shelter. Several were killed outside and inside the premises,” he said.

      There was no immediate claim of responsibility. A 2016 attack in the city was claimed by al-Qaeda which said it was a reprisal for Burkina Faso’s participation in a regional military campaign against Islamists. Thirty people including six Canadians and five Europeans were killed in a subsequent attack on a Ouagadougou restaurant last year.

      France, the former colonial power, has deployed 4,000 troops to fight jihadists in the impoverished Sahel region on the southern rim of the Sahara alongside soldiers from Burkina Faso and four other west African countries. The UN also has a 12,000-strong peacekeeping force based in neighbouring Mali.

      The Islamist insurgency has claimed thousands of lives and forced tens of thousands of people to flee from their homes.

      Burkina Faso is notoriously unstable and its long-serving president was ousted in an uprising in 2014.

      A video was released on Friday of a 75-year-old French woman abducted in Mali in 2016 and believed to be held by an al-Qaeda affiliate. Sophie Pétronin, an aid worker, appeared to be in poor health.

      Speaking in Nice, Edouard Philippe, the French prime minister, said: “This was a terrorist attack and the French embassy was among the targets.”

  18. Channel 4 – Fascism in Italy: The hipster fascists trying to bring Mussolini back into the mainstream

    In this short documentary we meet the small, fascist party that runs a youth hostel, a medical centre and a food bank – but only if you’re Italian.

  19. Netherlands: Kosher restaurant vandalised in Amsterdam for second time

    Hacarmel, a Kosher Jewish restaurant became a target of vandalism, for the second time in recent months, as its window was broken in Amsterdam, Friday night.

    Police were seen entering the restaurant to study the site. The window had been smashed with an unknown object.

    The restaurant has been attacked previously with its windows broken and smeared with food and an Israeli flag being removed from the restaurant.

    One man who is believed to have been acting in protest against the decision by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, was reported to be prosecuted for the previous acts of vandalism. The man was seen holding Palestinian flag while smashing the windows.

    Cameras are expected to be installed today to observe the area around the restaurant for at least four weeks.

    • The restaurant has been attacked previously with its windows broken and smeared with food and an Israeli flag being removed from the restaurant,
      –> while police stood by outside the restaurant.

  20. Gender-based Analysis Plus
    This course is designed as a basic introduction to GBA+. You will learn to define the key concepts of GBA+ and recognize how various identity factors can influence the experience of federal government initiatives. You will learn to identify how GBA+ can enhance the responsiveness, effectiveness and outcomes of federal government initiatives while applying some foundational GBA+ concepts and processes.

    On May 2017, the course was updated to include new content and engaging new micro-learning videos that explain important GBA+ concepts.

    Government of Canada legal professionals are referred to the Continuing Legal Education Program (CLEP)’s events calendar on GCconnex for accreditation details and instructions. GCconnex is available to Government of Canada employees only.

    Tip someone gave me: if you always select the longest answer, you’ll score 80%

  21. The brutal murder of an orthodox Jewish woman in France has been declared an anti-Semitic act, a legal source told AFP on Tuesday, after a campaign to draw attention to the crime.
    When Sarah Halimi, 65, died last April in Paris, her family and Jewish groups blamed anti-Semitism.

    Kobili Traore, 27, who was arrested the day after the killing, went before the instructing magistrate on Tuesday who finally added anti-Semitism to the charges, the source said.

    Traore was Halimi’s neighbour and allegedly broke into her apartment in a public housing development in eastern Paris on the night of April 3.

  22. ‘No to Italy’s Mecca’: Town blocks mosque building, expels 100s of migrants

    The migrant issue remains contentious in Italy as the country struggles to deal with the continuing flow of newcomers. RT’s Anastasia Churkina traveled to one Italian town that hopes its approach to migrants will be taken up by the country as a whole.

  23. TORONTO — A war of words has erupted between Toronto police and a broadcast journalist who claims she was pulled over because she is black.

    Marci Ien, a co-host for CTV’s “The Social,” wrote an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail this week alleging racism played a role in her recent traffic stop outside her home.

    “For the third time in eight months, I was being questioned by a police officer — and I had broken no law,” Ien wrote in the piece published on Monday. “If you are black in Canada, you are subject to a different standard and, often, seemingly, different laws.”

    Senior Toronto police officers have since taken to social media to dispute her version of events, saying video shows Ien failed to stop at a stop sign and that her race wasn’t visible until after the officer pulled her over.

  24. How the Left Became its Own Worst Enemy – Part II

    by Denis MacEoin
    March 2, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Feminists are far from the only so-called left-wing or liberal group to betray their own basic principles out of a bizarre admiration for Islam, whether its history, its values, or its self-proclaimed victimization. Real liberals believe in human rights, women’s rights, racial equality, free speech, and more, rejecting extremism on both the right and left. However, the left in the UK and elsewhere seems to have abandoned those principles and betrayed the very people they had previously supported.[1]

    This willingness to indulge even the most anti-liberal beliefs and behaviour finds many of its roots in the general disdain that many so-called left-wingers and liberals seem to feel for Western democracy, human rights and individual freedom. This disdain, however, does not explain why so many people — often decent people — are drawn to defend Islam, Islamic patriarchy, Islamic discrimination against women, or violence in the name of Islam, especially when such defence is obviously anti-liberal in the extreme. Examples are not hard to find, for instance feminists who urge Muslim women to submit to the veil and abandon their rights as free women in favour of Muslim men and their power over them.

    What possesses so many Westerners to regard Islam, Islamic religion, Islamic law, and Islamic intolerance through rose-tinted spectacles that obscure the obvious and blind observers from seeing what is in front of them?

  25. The Legal Case for Striking North Korea First

    by John R. Bolton
    March 2, 2018 at 4:00 am

    The Winter Olympics’ closing ceremonies also concluded North Korea’s propaganda effort to divert attention from its nuclear-weapons and ballistic-missile programs. And although President Trump announced more economic sanctions against Pyongyang last week, he also bluntly presaged “Phase Two” of U.S. action against the Kim regime, which “may be a very rough thing.”

    CIA Director Mike Pompeo said in January that Pyongyang was within “a handful of months” of being able to deliver nuclear warheads to the U.S. How long must America wait before it acts to eliminate that threat?

    Pre-emption opponents argue that action is not justified because Pyongyang does not constitute an “imminent threat.” They are wrong. The threat is imminent, and the case against pre-emption rests on the misinterpretation of a standard that derives from prenuclear, pre-ballistic-missile times. Given the gaps in U.S. intelligence about North Korea, we should not wait until the very last minute. That would risk striking after the North has deliverable nuclear weapons, a much more dangerous situation.

    • He is right the time is rapidly approaching the time when we will have to act to ensure that North Korea doesn’t get the capablities of puttting a nuke on US territory.

  26. Gun control march bumped from National Mall by existing ‘talent show’ permit

    John SextonPosted at 2:41 pm on March 1, 2018

    As we learned yesterday, the Florida high school students who have been the face of a push for gun control aren’t really the ones organizing things behind the scenes. A host of progressive gun control groups are actually taking care of most of the planning and preparation for their next big event. The so-called March for Our Lives is scheduled to take place in Washington, DC on March 24th. Unfortunately, the National Mall was already booked that day for what is being described as a “talent show.” From the Washington Post:

  27. A man disarmed a would-be hostage shooter at a church in Amarillo, Texas, but when officers arrived, he was shot twice.

    On Feb. 14, the same day the Florida school shooter killed 17 people, a gunman barged into the Faith City Mission during morning church service.

    Police said the initial call just before 9 a.m. referenced an armed suspect holding approximately 100 people hostage in the chapel.

    Just before police arrived, Tony Garces, a student at the city mission, snatched the handgun away from the would-be killer after others wrestled him to the ground.

    “I took the gun away from a man who attempted to take others in the church hostage,” Garces told Fox News. “He already fired off one shot and I wasn’t going to let him fire again.”

  28. 2 killed at Central Michigan University, gunman ‘armed and dangerous’ still at large
    by 1776 Coalition
    March 2, 2018

    Read more at 1776coalition :
    Two people were fatally shot when a gunman opened fire inside a Michigan university building early Friday morning, police said.

    Police said James Eric Davis, Jr., 19, opened fire inside Campbell Hall at Central Michigan University around 8:30 a.m., in what officials described as “a family-type domestic issue.” They said Davis was still at large and considered “armed and dangerous.”

    Read more at 1776coalition :

  29. A Muslim radio station that broadcast a chant glorifying their “warlike” prophet Muhammad, and encouraged the beheading of “lowlifes” and murder of “filthy” non-Muslims, has been fined £2,000 by the regulator for “hate speech”.
    Radio Dawn is transmitted in foreign languages in the Nottingham area and broadcast the offending ‘Nasheed’ – an Islamic chant set to music – in December 2016.

    The station is run by the Karimia Institute, which was founded by Musharraf Hussain who was awarded an OBE in 2009 for “services to community relations”.

    However, Ofcom investigators found the station had insulted non-Muslims and suggested that violently attacking them would bring glory to Islam, breaching the station’s community radio licence.

  30. As snow continues to fall across Britain, multiple schools have implemented bans on snowball fights – but one headteacher has taken it a step further and banned students from touching snow altogether.

    Headteacher Ges Smith is already being mocked for his decision to ban students from touching snow over what he claims are “health and safety” concerns.

    Appearing on Good Morning Britain, Smith, from the Jo Richardson Community school in Dagenham, East London, attempted to defend his ban on snow – but the show’s hosts weren’t convinced.

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