Thursday, February 11, 2016

LA Times: L.A. Will Pay a White Parks Worker Nearly $3.8 Million in a Racial Bias Lawsuit - Perez told Duffy, “I hate white people.”

Five years after a white city parks worker accused a former supervisor of disparaging his skin color, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a multimillion-dollar payout to satisfy a court judgment in the racial discrimination lawsuit.
The council voted unanimously Wednesday to pay former gardener James Duffy nearly $3.8 million plus accrued interest in a court judgment that found Duffy suffered years of harassment and retaliation while working for the Department of Recreation and Parks.
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Duffy filed a lawsuit against the city in 2011 alleging discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on his race and disability. A jury found in favor of Duffy in 2014. After the city appealed, a state appeals court affirmed the verdict.
According to a 2011 court complaint, race became an issue when Abel Perez became Duffy’s foreman in 2002 or 2004. In one incident, according to the complaint, Perez told Duffy, “I hate white people.”
There was an assortment of other mistreatment, according to the complaint: Perez gave Duffy bad assignments and would not assign anyone to help him, while Latino gardeners usually got two assistants. Perez promoted Latino employees but did not promote Duffy, the complaint said.
Duffy said that he was harassed after suffering an injury in an on-the-job accident when he slipped on wet concrete and “split his head open.” ...

James Traub - Foreign Policy - Sweden: Death of the Most Generous Nation on Earth - Cause of death within title. --tma

The Swedish Migration Agency in Malmo, the southern port city on the border with Denmark, occupies a square brick building at the far edge of town. On the day that I was there, Nov. 19, 2015, hundreds of refugees, who had been bused in from the train station, queued up outside in the chill to be registered, or sat inside waiting to be assigned a place for the night. Two rows of white tents had been set up in the parking lot to house those for whom no other shelter could be found. Hundreds of refugees had been put in hotels a short walk down the highway, and still more in an auditorium near the station.
When the refugee crisis began last summer, about 1,500 people were coming to Sweden every week seeking asylum. By August, the number had doubled. In September, it doubled again. In October, it hit 10,000 a week, and stayed there even as the weather grew colder. A nation of 9.5 million, Sweden expected to take as many as 190,000 refugees, or 2 percent of the population — double the per capita figure projected by Germany, which has taken the lead in absorbing the vast tide of people fleeing the wars in Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere. ...

AFP: NATO sends warships on Aegean migrant mission - "This is not about stopping and pushing back" - Yes, God forbid NATO stops any invaders. --tma

Brussels (AFP) - NATO launched Thursday an unprecedented naval mission in the Aegean Sea to tackle people smugglers taking refugees and migrants from Turkey to Greece, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

The alliance will deploy at least three warships after alliance members Germany, Greece and Turkey called for help earlier this week to cope with Europe's biggest migrant crisis since World War II.
The move came despite a threat by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to send millions more refugees to Europe amid a row with the European Union (EU) over responsibility for handling the crisis.
"This is not about stopping and pushing back (refugee boats)... but about critical surveillance to help counter human trafficking and criminal networks," Stoltenberg said after NATO defence ministers approved the mission. ...
     Obviously these ships will end up helping any stranded migrants, therefore aiding the invasion. 

American Resistance - Byron York: Establishment reeling after New Hampshire - NH GOP guru Sununu only knew "a man" for Trump before Trump won in all demographic and issue categories.

Although news junkies have already seen this piece by Byron York at the Washington Examiner in the wake of the NH blowout by Donald Trump, I’m posting it simply because I was sick of seeing that smug John Sununu on Fox so often in the lead-up to the primary in his home state.

Thank goodness the ruling class is crumbling!

Here is York (Former Governor Sununu knew only one person who was voting for Trump!).
Why? because the establishment is insulated from the people!
Now, with Trump’s smashing victory in the New Hampshire primary, we know the answer [NH GOP leaders were out of touch, or there weren’t many Trump voters.—ed] There really were a lot of Trump voters out there, and party officials could not, or did not want, to see them.
According to exit polls, Trump won among men, and he won among women. He won all age groups. All income groups. Urban, suburban, rural. Every issue group. Gun owners and non-gun owners. Voters who call themselves very conservative and those who call themselves moderates.
In short, Trump won everybody.
During that state GOP meeting a couple of weeks ago, I asked former Gov. John Sununu, a man with a lifetime of knowledge about New Hampshire politics, if he knew any Trump supporters. Sununu pondered the question for a minute and said he thought a man who lived down the street from him might be for Trump.
Immediately after the story was published, I got an email from a real estate executive and former member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives named Lou Gargiulo, who happens to live down the street from Sununu. “I’m the guy!” Gargiulo told me. “Not only do I support Mr. Trump, I am the Rockingham County chairman of his campaign. The governor would be shocked to know that many of his other neighbors are Trump supporters as well.”
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RR Watch: Greenwich, CT not getting refugees anytime soon (so they think!) - Bottom line: (1) Program hidden in secrecy; (2) US citizens almost powerless; (3) Sen Blumenthal, other CT pols demanding more Muslims. --tma

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 10, 2016
Yesterday we told you about the Sanders ‘plant’ in a Trump townhall meeting in New Hampshire.  See that story first so you know what we are talking about here.
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Darren Ornitz a bearded Sanders supporter and former resident of Greenwich, CT implies Greenwich could get Syrian refugees.
The ‘plant’ Darren Ornitz implied that Greenwich, CT (where he ostensibly grew up) would soon see Syrian refugees resettled there. Since Greenwich is an upscale town, I’m figuring that is unlikely despite the fact that Connecticut elected officials are all for “welcoming” large numbers of Africans, Asians and Middle Easterners to the state (see Senator Richard Blumenthal here with CAIR CT).
Apparently alarmed by what Ornitz said, the Greenwich Time was quick to make sure the citizens there were safe for the time being.
Greenwich officials said Tuesday that they were not aware of any plans to settle Syrian refugees in town, a day after a Greenwich man pressed Donald Trump on his controversial immigration policy.
The unnamed man, who identified himself as being from Greenwich, asked Trump at a campaign event Monday in Salem, N.H., whether the Republican presidential candidate’s refugee policy would bar Syrian children from the country.
Trump’s stance is contentious, with many of his opponents disputing his characterization of Syrian refugees.
But the question that the Greenwich man asked Trump appears to be a moot one – at least for the moment – in Greenwich. Both Town Hall and school district officials said that they were not aware of any plans to relocate Syrian families to the town.

I recommend that the town fathers stay on top of the issue.

blumenthal and CAIR CT
Keep an eye on Senator Blumenthal (here with CAIR CT director) who wants to make security screening easier for Syrian refugees to get into the US!
Although the town’s wealth may be an impediment (rich, politically well-connected, people don’t want refugees in their towns), it is no guarantee it couldn’t happen.
Connecticut has gotten 3,397 refugees since Obama took office.  The largest numbers went to Hartford and New Haven. None went to Greenwich.
I was surprised to see that Connecticut got 479 Somalis.  And, even more surprised to see that 61 Syrians have already been placed in the state (the largest number of those went to New Haven).
Go here for more on Connecticut.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Daily Mail: Algerian Sex Attacker Shouted “Inshallah”–If Allah Wills It–as He Raped a 25-Year-Old German Student - After almost beating her to death, asked if she "enjoyed it."

After the attack had ended, the Algerian man allegedly asked his victim if she had 'enjoyed it', the court heard

An Algerian man who almost killed his 25-year-old student victim shouted out ‘if Allah wills it’ in Arabic as he raped her in a darkened alley, a court has heard.
The man, identified only by his first name Rheda, is accused of following the student as she walked home from a nightclub at 5am in Hannover, Germany.
Afterwards, with his victim badly beaten, he is alleged to have climbed off her and asked her if she enjoyed it. ...

Breitbart - Ann Coulter: New Jersey Man Slays Child - Trump could probably help himself by saying: “Fine. You don’t want a temporary ban on Muslim immigrants? How about we temporarily suspend all immigration?” Let’s take a breather while we watch what happens to Europe.

There were a lot of long faces at Fox News Tuesday night, but there’s a silver lining for Sen. Marco Rubio.he can go be a bartender like his dad! (Have you heard him tell the story He can wear a flowered shirt, tell yarns about his father, and if he’s asked to make any complicated concoctions: JEB CAN FIX IT!
Gov. Chris Christie will always be remembered for the noble service he performed for his country Saturday night. He must have known his campaign wasn’t lighting the world on fire, but he was damned if he was going to stand by and let that pretty-boy mountebank win.
Christie smacked Rubio down at the GOP debate by dramatically exposing the fact that Rubio’s only skill is a weird ability to regurgitate “the memorized 25-second speech that is exactly what his advisers gave him” — as the governor memorably put it.
In a surprising move, Rubio responded by regurgitating the memorized 25-second speech that was exactly what his advisers gave him. And then he did it again three more times.
This is what Rubio said, all within about 3 minutes ...