Reader’s Links, April 1, 2018

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  1. Authorities ‘Still Failing’ Grooming Gang Victims in Telford After Historic Abuse Scandal (breitbart, Apr 1. 2018)

    “Recent victims of child sexual exploitation by Muslim gangs in Telford have accused authorities of failing to properly investigate their cases, with one father being told by the Crown Prosecution Service that his underage daughter had ‘consented’ to sex with her abuser.

    In one letter sent in 2016, a father was told the CPS would not be pursuing a case against his daughter’s abusers who raped her when she was 13 to 15 years old, according to documents seen by Sky News.

    The letter read: “The defence that was put forward in this case was that she willingly met the suspect and had consensual sexual intercourse with him.

    “Also at the time this took place the suspect held a reasonable belief that she was over the age of 16.”

    “In her statements to the police she was clear that although she may not have wanted sexual intercourse with the suspect, she agreed to do so,” the letter continued.

    The broadcaster contacted the CPS which responded that the case “did not meet the evidential test as set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors and hence we decided not to prosecute the suspect”.

    In another instance, Sky News was informed that a case of child abuse was reported four times across several years in Telford before being investigated.

    These pieces of evidence, part of a bundle of documents sent to the Home Office, demonstrates that even after 40 years of historic child abuse by Muslim grooming gangs, authorities are still failing to punish rapists to this day, according to Telford MP Lucy Allan.

    With respect to the case of the father and his underage daughter, Mrs. Allan said: “This is a grooming case. This is where a gang, a network is involved. There are multiple perpetrators.

    “And to use that defence in that type of case suggests to me that people in authority are not fully understanding the nature of grooming and not fully understanding the way in which a young person of 13 or 14 does not have the capacity to consent in a situation like that.”

    In March, an investigation by the Sunday Mirror revealed another historic Muslim grooming gang scandal, where an estimated 1,000 underaged girls were groomed, raped, and trafficked for sex in the small West Midlands town — the biggest scandal of its kind since Rotherham and Rochdale…”

    • This will never cease until these crimes are treated as evil crimes and the punishment made to fit. I deplore legal murder but I think that nothing else will work as 30 years in gaol means nothing to these scum. Admittedly you can never trust ANY government with a death penalty(Germany 1932.. 5 crimes,; Germany 1945 ..~250 crimes) but surely it has to come even if it takes civil war. Whoever made the point that the welfare state created parasites who will never allow socialism to die in the west was probably right but it is mostly their children and those of the blue collar workers in unions who are the victims here. Islam is making a major mistake here by targeting their children but will they do anything? If you go by the few times the grauniard or the indy allow comments 90% seem to be fed up with what is happening in the UK but the depth of leftist corruption in law, education and public service is so rotten that it will take a major change to eradicate their hold and that will mean civil war.

      • Civil War and victors justice, that is the future of all of the Western Nations, the wars will be so vicious that the entire West will return to tribalism. Something the rest of the world doesn’t want because like Norseradish says no one does combined forces war like the Europeans and their descendants. We are living in a dystopian future novel but it isn’t going to end the way the left thinks.

    • “And to use that defence in that type of case suggests to me that people in authority are not fully understanding the nature of grooming and not fully understanding the way in which a young person of 13 or 14 does not have the capacity to consent in a situation like that.”

      1 Tim. 3:1-7
      “This saying is trustworthy: “If someone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a good work.” The overseer then must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher, not a drunkard, not violent, but gentle, not contentious, free from the love of money. He must manage his own household well and keep his children in control without losing his dignity. But if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for the church of God?”

      Ma malakat aymanukum
      Indulging fantasy
      Heavenly Ablution
      Sexual Identity

      The right hand possess
      Victims needing love
      Allah of the Fatherless
      Communism’s Glove.

      No soul reveals an insight
      No heart an intuit
      Plantation of The Delight
      Where empiness can fit.

  2. Turkey Slams Greece for Inclusion of Disputed Islets in EU Environmental Program (sputniknews, Apr 1, 2018)

    “Ankara strongly condemns Athens for adopting a law which includes Imia (Kardak) and some other islets in the Aegean Sea in the European Union’s “Natura 2000” environmental program amid the ongoing territorial disputes between the two countries, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said.

    “In fact, our country has no objection to general aims and content of the EU’s environmental programs … However, it is well known that Greece has long been exploiting these programs with respect to the Aegean issues… We would like to reiterate that the Greek Law no. 4519 [on “Natura 2000” regions] will not bear any legal effect regarding the disputes existing between Turkey and Greece in the Aegean Sea,” Aksoy stated on Saturday…”

  3. Migration & radical European Muslims stir up antisemitism in Germany – parliament chief (RT, Apr 1, 2018)

    “Radical Muslim communities and immigrants harboring extremist views of Israel are contributing to the rise of anti-Semitism on German soil, speaker of the Bundestag Wolfgang Schaeuble warned in a candid interview.

    Wolfgang Schaeuble, a German political heavyweight who previously served as the country’s finance minister, argued that combatting anti-Semitism is “a stress test” for Western societies, especially in times when immigration from Muslim-majority countries continues to grip Europe.

    While anti-Semitism is “not a specific Muslim problem,” it is still getting stronger “due to migration and the hatred against Israel that is fueled by radical forces in the Islamic world,” he told the Funke media group, as cited by Die Welt newspaper…”

  4. Germany to recruit more elderly care workers abroad (DW, Mar 31, 2018)

    “Recruiting foreign care workers will be Germany’s “nearest option” to fix understaffing at homes for the elderly, according to Health Minister Jens Spahn. A patients’ advocacy group says standards must not be lowered.

    Spahn sought to implement a key promise of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s new fourth-term coalition agenda on Saturday by suggesting care workers should be recruited abroad.

    “Inviting nursing care personnel from our neighboring countries is the nearest option,” Spahn told Dusseldorf’s Rheinische Post newspaper. This proposal would accompany incentives to attract back qualified persons who had switched to other jobs.

    Read more: Germany’s new health minister: Young, conservative, ambitious

    The leftist Tageszeitung newspaper pointed out Saturday that Germany had recently recruited nine trained nurses from Tunisia via a German-Tunisian labor advisory agency opened in Tunis in 2017.

    Need far greater, say charities

    Spahn said he has planned a draft law to recruit 8,000 extra staff, but Germany’s leading charities estimate that an extra 100,000 are needed to cover immediate needs as the nation’s population ages.

    Spahn also proposed better pay practices and accelerated recognition of qualifications held by foreign nursing care personnel and doctors, saying some applicants waited years before being allowed to administer care.

    Care workers ‘burnt out’

    In February, as negotiations proceeded towards the formation of Merkel’s new coalition, comprising her conservatives and center-left Social Democrats (SPD), charities also warned that many trainees and care workers had become disenchanted.

    “A lot of care workers leave the job after about 10 years because they are burnt out, or because they have an ambition to do good care work, but can’t do it under these conditions,” an advisor of the German Foundation for Patient Rights’ (DSP) told DW at the time…”

  5. Iran to again shut down encrypted Telegram messaging app: lawmaker (alaraby, Apr 1, 2018)

    “Iran will reportedly block the Telegram messenger service, citing for security reasons.

    Authorities have in the past blocked the mobile app during periods of unrest and protest.
    Telegram has some 40 million users in Iran, more than half the population. It is a favourite tool among activists and dissidents, as it provides end-to-end encryption that helps keep communications away from the prying eyes of the state’s security services.

    Boroujerdi also said the decision was in response to protesters using the app during anti-government demonstrations in late December that left at least 25 dead and more than 5,000 arrested…”

  6. Young Muslim woman attacked in US hospital (alaraby, Apr 1, 2018)

    “A young Muslim woman was attacked by a man in a US hospital, local news reported on Friday, in an attack her lawyer claimed was Islamophobic.

    The 19-year-old had just walked into the emergency room at the Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn last month, before a man approached her from behind and violently punched her in the head, footage showed.

    A video which emerged online depicted the moment of the attack, which showed staff members promptly pouncing to the aid of the hijab-wearing Muslim.

    The man, identified as 57-year-old John Deliz, was arrested and charged with assault which the victim’s lawyer, Majed Moughni, said was “for no other reason but because she was a Muslim”.

    Deliz pleaded guilty the next day…”

    • Watch this site as he will die very soon…supposedly by accident as his car runs into something or close. They will NOT allow him to survive after simply doing what they do every day. If he is gaoled he will mysteriously die in gaol. That is the level of expectation created by the primary enemy the Left and their supposed allies: muslims. Until the left is muzzled and their legal/educational diseases rooted out, it will never stop.

  7. Afghan military launches large scale operations in 9 Northern provinces (khaama, Apr 1, 2018)

    “The Afghan military has launched a large scale military operation in nine provinces in northern and northeastern parts of the country to suppress the Taliban, ISIS and other militants.

    The commander of the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North Gen. Amanullah Mubin said the operations are jointly being conducted by the Afghan military, Afghan police, and Afghan intelligence operatives.

    He said the Afghan military is leading the operations (Nusrat 97) which have been launched with an aim to suppress the anti-government armed militant and terrorist groups.

    Gen. Mubin further added that the targets have been specified in the Nusrat 97 operations which will be conducted in the areas where Taliban and other militants have destructive activities and presence.

    According to Gen. Mubin, four brigades of the Afghan army, two brigades of the public order police and two brigades of the border protection police forces will conduct the operations in cooperation with the national police and intelligence directorates.

    He also added that the operations have been launched taking into consideration the growing activities of the Taliban, ISIS and other militant and terrorist groups in northern and northeastern provinces of the country.”

  8. Indian troops kill 12 youths during search operations in occupied Kashmir (tribune, Apr 1, 2018)

    “Indian troops killed 12 youths in occupied Kashmir during cordon and search operations on Sunday, reported Kashmir Media Service.

    The operations were conducted in Islamabad and Shopian districts of South Kashmir.
    Director General of Police Shesh Paul Vaid in a statement in Srinagar claimed that 11 youths were killed in two gunfights with Indian forces in south Kashmir districts…”

  9. EU Parliament: Marcel de Graaff says: “The future of the EU will be Islamic – that is the goal of the Islamic world and the EU elite – abuse, murder and rape are the price.”

  10. No more secrets! New mind-reading machine can translate your thoughts and display them as text INSTANTLY

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    Scientists have developed an astonishing mind-reading machine which can translate what you are thinking and instantly display it as text.

    They claim that it has an accuracy rate of 90 per cent or more and say that it works by interpreting consonants and vowels in our brains.

    The researchers believe that the machine could one day help patients who suffer from conditions that don’t allow them to speak or move.

    • 1984 “thought crime” will become the norm if such a machine existed and Iom Cruise’s Minority Report no longer science fiction. This was not someone’s idea of an April fools day joke, was it?

      • i believe some time in the past few days, a story was posted about how I think it is Canadian police, are doing a pre-crime thing using algorithms of predicted behaviour to do preemptive arrests. Basically exactly the Minority Report except using industrial psychology rather than psychics.

  11. Given the way Britain is sprinting to full totalitarianism how long before this is required for all defendants on trial with any answer besides I love the current dictator being a confession of criminal activity.

  12. Trump escalates attack on Amazon, demands Washington Post register as ‘lobbyist’

    President Donald Trump continued to needle Amazon on Saturday, claiming the internet commerce giant maintains an advantageous relationship with the U.S Postal Service amounting to a “scam” worth “billions of dollars.”

    “While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon,” the president wrote on Twitter. “That amounts to Billions of Dollars. The Failing N.Y. Times reports that “the size of the company’s lobbying staff has ballooned,” and that…”

  13. Crew remotely lands jet on carrier using ATARI joystick

    Remember all those times as a kid when your mom yelled at you for playing too many video games instead of doing homework? “Well, look at me now, ma!”

    In a crowning achievement for veteran gamers and tech nerds everywhere, Navy crew members remotely landed a 40,000-pound jet on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier using an ATARI joystick — no, not that kind, but close.

    The ATARI, or aircraft terminal approach remote inceptor, was successfully demonstrated for the first time ever last week aboard the carrier Abraham Lincoln when crew members used the video game-like system to control an F/A-18 during a touch-and-go, a Navy release said.

    “You’re effectively using little joystick controllers … and it’s almost like you’re playing a video game,” said Buddy Denham, a senior engineer at NAVAIR and creator of ATARI.

  14. An army of illegal aliens is marching on America

    Sounds like the first line of a movie script based on some dystopian future, doesn’t it? But it’s actually an underreported story from the real world.

    I first became aware of this developing tale thanks to a tweet from Nicolas Medina Mora lionizing the work of Adolfo Flores of Buzzfeed. What is Adolfo up to? Take a look.

    Nicolás Medina Mora

    Follow the great @aflores as he accompanies a caravan of 1,200 Central American migrants as they cross Mexico all the way to the US.
    9:37 AM – Mar 30, 2018

    Flores is apparently on a lengthy trek through all of Mexico with a literal army of migrants from a number of countries including Honduras. Normally one might imagine that a potential national security crisis for the United States such as this would be cause for raising the alarm. Instead, the Buzzfeed reporter is cheering them on and talking about their “struggle.”

    • According to the head of the Border Patrol they will be arrested, processed and scheduled for a hearing then turned loose to report for the hearing. Naturally they won’t report but until Congress changes the laws that were passed over the past decades they Border Patrol has no choice but to turn them loose.

      All Americans should contact their Congress Critters and raise as much hell as you can to get the laws changed.

  15. Mexico aids Easter invasion of over 1,000 illegals into US

    Mexican officials have aided a “Holy Week” caravan of over 1,000 migrants headed to the U.S. border to demand Easter asylum, according to reports.

    Mostly Hondurans, they posted celebration videos on Facebook and chanted “We are migrants. We are not criminals. We are workers.”

  16. KILLER CROC HUNT Villagers hunt 30ft ‘man-eating’ CROCODILE – which has attacked fishermen and farmers

    Locals are searching for the beast, which witnesses claim may be the longest on record, and has attacked people and livestock

    THE hunt is on for a giant ‘man-eating’ crocodile – which could be the largest ever recorded.

    Villagers are searching for the beast, which witnesses claim is almost 30ft long, and has attacked fishermen, farmers and livestock.

  17. Evangelicals emerge as political force in Central America

    BOGOTA, Colombia — In tiny, peaceful Costa Rica, a country that lives on its reputation as a laid-back vacation spot, the political ascent of a conservative evangelical pastor has caught many by surprise.

    On Sunday, Fabricio Alvarado Munoz — who has said he’ll challenge the rights of same-sex couples, consider withdrawing from the Inter-American Human Rights Court and uphold the country’s rigid anti-abortion laws — hopes to win the presidency.

    His popularity is part of the growing tide of evangelical political power in Latin America — a force that is helping make Central America one of the most socially conservative parts of the hemisphere.

    “The conservative message of evangelicals regarding reproductive rights and marriage is going mainstream,” said Javier Corrales, a political science professor at Amherst College. “The most important flagships of the evangelicals, including their homophobic and pro-life discourse, is not that extreme to Costa Rican voters and voters in other countries.”

  18. Pres. Trump Attributes Opioid Crisis To Sanctuary Cities In Weekly Address

    OAN Newsroom
    UPDATED 3:10 PM PT – Sat. March 31, 2018

    President Trump said the opioid crisis is due in part to sanctuary cities, and said the key in combating the epidemic is letting federal agents do their job.

    “If our brave federal agents are going to be successful in stopping this deadly epidemic, then we must stop lawless sanctuary cities.” – President Trump

  19. Image of the Day: London Police keep dangerous weapons off the streets
    By J.E. Dyer April 1, 2018

    Apparently, this actually happened.

    Let me put it this way: it seems to be a legitimate tweet from the Regent’s Park Police division of the London Metro Police force. The Twitter account’s links all go to legitimate sites and other MPS accounts, and there’s a tweet history that looks serious.

    On 16 March, the Regent’s Park Police proudly displayed the dangerous weapons they had safely disposed and taken off the streets near Mackworth House, on Augustas Street. (H/t Conservative Tribune)

    The original tweet (it’s preserved for posterity as a screen cap, in case it comes to seem like less of a good idea as time goes by):

  20. Iraq’s Christians: Eighty Percent Have “Disappeared”

    by Giulio Meotti
    April 1, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Persecution of Christians is worse today “than at any time in history”, a recent report by the organization Aid to the Church in Need revealed. Iraq happens to be “ground zero” for the “elimination” of Christians from the pages of history.

    Iraqi Christian clergymen recently wore a black sign as a symbol of national mourning for the last victims of the anti-Christian violence: a young worker and a whole family of three. “This means that there is no place for Christians,” said Father Biyos Qasha of the Church of Maryos in Baghdad. “We are seen as a lamb to be killed at any time”.

    A few days earlier, Shiite militiamen discovered a mass grave with the bodies of 40 Christians near Mosul, the former stronghold of the Islamic State and the capital of Iraqi Christianity. The bodies, including those of women and children, seemed to belong to Christians kidnapped and killed by ISIS. Many had crosses with them in the mass grave. Not a single article in the Western mainstream media wrote about this ethnic cleansing.

    French Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia made an urgent plea to Europe and the West to defend non-Muslims in the Middle East, whom he likened to Holocaust victims. “As our parents wore the yellow star, Christians are made to wear the scarlet letter of nun” Korsia said. The Hebrew letter “nun” is the same sound as the beginning of Nazareen, an Arabic term signifying people from Nazareth, or Christians, and used by the Islamic State to mark the Christian houses in Mosul.

  21. Trump and the Fading Ghost of an Illusion

    by Amir Taheri
    April 1, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Does the appointment of John Bolton as National Security Adviser indicate President Trump’s determination to formally renounce the so-called “nuclear deal” concocted by his predecessor Barack Obama?

    The common answer of the commentariat is a resounding yes. Long before Trump promised to tear-up the deal, Bolton was on record denouncing it as an ugly example of appeasement.

    Thus, next May, when the “deal” comes up for its periodical renewal, President Trump’s idea of “tearing up a bad deal” is likely to have broader support in his administration. And that seems to be exactly what Tehran is expecting.

    In fact, just days after Bolton’s appointment, the spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Energy Agency, Behruz Kamalvand, broke a year of silence to boast about ambitious new plans for speeding up and expanding the Islamic Republic’s nuclear project.

    The buzz in Tehran is that the ruling establishment expects Trump to refuse to sign another waiver linked to the “deal” and, perhaps order a tightening of the existing sanctions. However, Tehran seems determined to continue its formal commitment to the “deal” as part of a strategy to drive a wedge between the Europeans and a Trump administration already unpopular in the old continent.

    • Murders in London Overtake New York for First Time Since 1800 Under Sadiq Khan (breitbart, Apr 1, 2018)

      “London has overtaken New York City for number of murders for the first time in over 200 years under the mayoralty of Labour’s Sadiq Khan.

      Britain’s multicultural capital edged ahead of the American city — once so notorious for its high crime rates that it was chosen as the setting for Charles Bronson’s Death Wish –– in February, The Times reports.

      London saw 15 killings to New York’s 14 over the course of the month, and appears to have outstripped ‘Gotham’ yet again in March, with 22 killings to 21.

      Historically, London has had a murder rate per person between half and one-twentieth of New York’s since 1800, according to FBI data and studies by University of California researcher Eric Monkkonen.

      The change is partly a consequence of Mayor Khan’s campaign against using stop and search on ethnic minorities, with London police chief Cressida Dick admitting that constables have become “fearful” of confronting suspects as they “might get into trouble or might not be supported if they had a complaint”….”

    • First remember the attacks on the Isralie border guards from Gaza over the weekend, (the only difference is in the number of people involved). Now remember the reports about Hezbollah training camps in Mexico and the way Hezbollah has been active in Gaza.

      Connecting the dots mentioned above paint a very nasty picture for what is going to happen this summer.

      Questions that need answering:

      1) How many of the Central Americans marching towards the US border have been trained as agitators, guerilla fighters or terrorists?

      2) The left wing NGOs that are helping these invaders, how many know the full plan for this invasion?

      3) Given China’s actions over the past couple of years how much do they know about what is planned and do they have any plans for this summer?

      4) How involved is Uncle Vlad in what is going on?

      5) Is this test invasion the reason that BLM, BAMN and the other left wing militias have been relatively silent since the 2016 election.

      I am not saying any or all of the above speculations/questions are what is happening just that those possibilities have to be kept in mind.

      During the Cold War all of the anti war groups were funded and to an extent directed by Moscow and Moscow worked to take over any group that could be used to attack the US economy for any reason. Those people and groups still exist and are still attacking the US economy and Capitalism, in fact they are still working hard to empliment the 45 goals that the communists had to reach before they could take over the US.

      Add disarm the American public to that list, you will discover that over 40 of these things have been done. Is the left moving before all of the goals were achieved?

  22. NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Police in southern Ontario are investigating an apparent group sexual assault in Niagara Falls.

    The Niagara Regional Police Service says it happened in the early hours of Saturday morning in the city’s busy downtown, near the intersection of Clifton Hill and Victoria Ave.

    Police say a woman was walking down a laneway in the area at about 3 a.m. when she was “accosted and sexually assaulted” by a group of five men.

  23. ‘White invaders … dogs’: Terrifying moment woman is kicked in the face by a gang of Aboriginal youths as boy, 10, and girl, 13, are arrested after ‘bashing man with a garden stake and pegging rocks at cars on a highway’
    Three teenagers have been charged with aggravated assault in South Australia
    Police believe the teenagers are responsible for a series of attacks
    A man was rushed to hospital when he was attacked with rocks and garden stake
    He stopped his car when he was hit with rocks and then attacked by youths
    CCTV footage shows a fight between youths and an elderly couple

  24. Global Warming: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration may have a boring name, but it has a very important job: It measures U.S. temperatures. Unfortunately, it seems to be a captive of the global warming religion. Its data are fraudulent.

    What do we mean by fraudulent? How about this: NOAA has made repeated “adjustments” to its data, for the presumed scientific reason of making the data sets more accurate.

    Nothing wrong with that. Except, all their changes point to one thing — lowering previously measured temperatures to show cooler weather in the past, and raising more recent temperatures to show warming in the recent present.

  25. CBS Local — Lockheed Martin has reportedly been working on a revolutionary new type of reactor that can power anything from cities to aircraft carriers.

    The Maryland-based defense contractor recently received a patent for the compact fusion reactor (CFR) after filing plans for the device in 2014. According to reports, one generator would be as small as a shipping container but produce the energy to power 80,000 homes or one of the U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class carriers.

    Lockheed’s advanced projects division, Skunk Works, has reportedly been working on the futuristic power source since 2014 and claimed at the time that a CFR could be ready for production by 2019.

  26. KAMLOOPS — The Justin Trudeau government, assisted by all opposition parties, this week completed a masterful rewriting of history.

    The prime minister joined with speakers for the Conservatives, NDP, Greens and even the Bloc in apologizing for the execution of six murderers who were hanged 154 years ago, after which he hugged representatives of the Tsilhqot’in Nation on the floor of the House.

    The so-called Chilcotin War of 1864 makes for an intriguing story about the clash between British colonists and First Nations — so much so that I wrote a book about it — but the facts have been so twisted for political purposes as to become almost unrecognizable.

    From childhood, today’s Tsilhqot’in are taught that the Chilcotin War was a war of honour fought by brave warriors protecting their people and their land.

    The basis for this week’s exoneration, which follows not one but two B.C. apologies (one in 1999 by the NDP government and another in 2014 by the Liberal government), is based on that same interpretation.

    “After convening a council to declare war, they attacked the road crew near Bute Inlet and removed all settlers from their lands before taking refuge in their territory beyond the reach of the colonial militia,” Trudeau said in his own sanitized version of events.

  27. Socialized Medicine: A Dose of Reality
    by Ileana Johnson
    March 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Although Britons do have affordable access to primary-care doctors, and everyone in the UK is covered through high taxes, they are subjected to extensive waiting periods for specialists, surgeries and hospitalization. The fact is that many patients die waiting for treatment.

    Rather than rejecting the basic free-market principles of the US economy — as a 2016 Harvard University survey found that most do — young Americans would do well to ask themselves why it is that so many people from countries with socialized medicine flock to the United States for treatment.

    • ““Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”
      – Benjamin Franklin

      “Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
      – John Adams

      “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”
      – Thomas Jefferson

  28. President Trump called on Sunday for “tough” immigration reform after a report stated a caravan carrying more than 1,000 people from Central America is traveling through Mexico, with their last stop intended for the United States in hopes of entering the states illegally or by asking for asylum.

  29. Kuwaiti Friday sermon slams yoga, deems it ‘call for atheism’

    The unified sermon for Friday prayer in Kuwait last week stirred controversy for linking moral decay to granting women freedom and for slamming yoga and physical activity, deeming them reflective of atheism, Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida reported.

    The sermon, which is distributed by the Ministry of Awqaf, said atheists have “sanctified the human mind” and think that by practicing yoga, they will possess “God-like energy”.

    “They’ve called this cosmic energy or attraction laws or yoga or physical activity among other terms which do not fool the faithful and only deceive those who are ignorant of their religion,” the sermon added.

    The sermon also criticized yoga as an act which atheists promote.

    Many voiced surprise of the sermon’s content and voiced fear that these remarks on yoga may incite extremists in society to attack licensed institutes which offer yoga classes.

    The sermon also slammed calls to grant women freedom and said such calls aim to make women abandon chastity and modesty and adopt “atheist habits” resulting in moral decay.

    The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Awqaf tried to deny addressing women’s affairs as such; however, the sermon, which is available online, clearly linked granting women’s freedom to atheist habits.

    Member of Parliament, Ahmad Al-Fadhl, voiced his discontent with the sermon.

    “These sermons take us backwards tens of years. The minister must investigate this matter and know who is responsible for sending this sermon,” Fadhl said, adding that isolating people and restraining thought are acts of “intellectual terrorism.”

  30. Spain: Jesus and the Virgin Mary race for Easter

    The people of Villanueva de la Serena in Badajoz celebrated Easter Sunday – as they do every year – by holding a race between statues of Jesus and the Virgin Mary.

    Thousands of people flocked to the town’s main square to watch the culmination of Holy Week, an important week in the Christian calendar including Palm Sunday, Holy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.

    The ringing of the church bells marked the start of the ‘mini-race’, which is meant to signify the joy of Christians upon learning of the Lord’s resurrection.

    Members from two brotherhoods carried the statues aloft above the crowds.

    The festival in its current form dates back to the 18th century and has since been recognised for its cultural heritage.

    • SPAIN – Revellers celebrate ‘Descent of the Angel’ festival on Easter Sunday

      Hundreds gathered around the church of Santa Maria in the Spanish town of Aranda de Duero, to celebrate Easter Sunday with a Catholic tradition dating back to the 15th century called the ‘Descent of the Angel.’

      Scores of locals and tourists followed the religious procession towards the church of Santa Maria where the ceremony took place.

      Footage shows a ‘balloon’ that carries the ‘Angel’ inside as it slid down the rope and hung above the statue of Virgin Mary, which was covered in a black cloth to signify mourning.

      The balloon then popped open and the ‘Angel’ released two pigeons and flew down to remove the black cloth from the Virgin Mary Statue, signifying the end of mourning due to the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

      SOT, Julio Saeta. President Brotherhood Our Lady of Mercy (Spanish): “The Descent of the Angel is a tradition that takes a lot doing in Aranda de Duero and goes from families to families. Because the guy pulls the rope the nephew puts the child in the balloon and it’s like that. And then it’s only done in five places in Spain.”

  31. Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Massive anti-India protests have erupted in southern parts of Indian-administered Kashmir following the killing of at least 12 rebels.

    Police said on Sunday the rebels were killed in three separate gun battles in the villages of Dialgam, Dragad and Kachdora.

    Swayam Prakash Pani, Kashmir police chief, told Al Jazeera that eight fighters were killed in two gun battles in Dialgam and Dragad. Five more were killed in Kachdora during a standoff that lasted until the evening.

    “Encounter concluded,” the official said in a post on Twitter, adding that three soldiers were also killed, as well as four civilians.

    “Unfortunate that the stone pelting around encounter site cost four civilian deaths,” he said.

    • MEMRI TV – Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad Visiting Soldiers in East Ghouta

      On March 18 Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad visited soldiers in the city of East Ghouta, which has suffered massive aerial bombardments in recent weeks.

      In the first part of the video, which was published by the Syrian News Agency, the Syrian president is seen personally driving his car on his way to East Ghouta, all the while talking to the camera about the war and about his concern for the citizens emerging from it.

      Upon his arrival at East Ghouta, he was received with shouts of “with our souls and our blood we will redeem you, oh Bashar.” The Syrian president said to the soldiers: “Today, you are fighting the battle of the whole world. Every bullet that you fire, in order to kill a terrorist, changes the world order.”

    • Syria: Militants bussed out of Eastern Ghouta

      Fighters from the Failak ar-Rahman militant group were taken out of Eastern Ghouta on Sunday. Units of the Syrian Arab Army and Russian military police oversaw the operation.

      The majority of the militants and their families were taken to Idlib province in accordance with an agreement with the Russian Center for Conciliation of the Parties and the Government of the Republic.

      Some groups have refused to negotiate, instead continuing their resistance.

      The Failak ar-Rahman militant group were in control of Arbin, Ein Tarma and Zamalka suburbs of Damascus

    • zero hedge – Interventionistas Outraged Over Trump’s Syria Withdrawal: “We Took The Oil. We’ve Got To Keep The Oil”

      Regime change advocates, neocon beltway hawks, and all the usual armchair warrior zero-skin-in-the-game think tank interventionistas are in continued meltdown mode after Trump confirmed plans to withdraw American forces – some 2000+ troops and personnel – from Syria. On Friday the president told senior White House aides that US forces will be exiting Syria after public comments made earlier.

      In statements carried by Reuters, Trump said, “Let the other people take care of it now. Very soon, very soon, we’re coming out. We’re going to get back to our country, where we belong, where we want to be.” As we noted last week, the timing of Trump’s dramatic Syria turn corresponded with news of an American soldier killed in Manbij in northern Syria (killed likely by an IED alongside a British coalition soldier overnight last Thursday).

      Perhaps to be expected, the weekend editorials and cable news pundit shows reacted in disbelief and horror – with charges of “chaos” at the Trump White House over Syria policy, and claims that “ISIS will come back” if America leaves. Nevermind the fact that Trump himself while on the campaign trail in 2016 stated in public speeches and in a tweet (and linking to a declassified intelligence memo) that US support to jihadists in Syria under President Obama is precisely what fueled the rise of ISIS in the first place.

      CNN, for example, painted a picture of mass revolt among the ranks of military officers and career State Department officials, asserting that, “Any decision by Trump to pull out of Syria would also go against the current military assessment, a fact that left some national security officials concerned about the impact of a withdrawal, another senior administration official told CNN.”

      No, there’s no “chaos” when it comes to Syria policy at the White House – Trump is doing exactly what he pledged to do while previously on the campaign trail, and he’s further continuing what he started when he nixed the CIA’s regime change program last summer.

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