Wednesday, October 18, 2017
NYT: In Czech Election, a New Threat to European Unity - "He is like Trump" - Translation? Threat to Merkel-topia--good for European survival --tma
PRAGUE — He’s a media-wise billionaire used to getting his own way, and promising to run the government like a business. He wants immigrants to stay away. And although his political positions are tricky to pin down, they are tinged with populist and muscular rhetoric.
Andrej Babis, 63, who built an agribusiness and media empire in the ruins of the Soviet collapse, is the front-runner to become the Czech Republic’s new prime minister, running as the leader of a movement he created a few years ago for that very purpose.
“He is like Trump, really,” said Jiri Pehe, a political analyst and director of New York University in Prague. ...
After months of often-heated debate, a civilian oversight panel Tuesday signed off on a yearlong test of drones by the Los Angeles Police Department, which will become the largest police department in the nation to deploy the controversial technology.
The Police Commission’s 3-1 vote prompted jeers, cursing and a small protest that spilled into a downtown intersection just outside the LAPD’s glass headquarters — evidence of the opposition police have faced in recent weeks as they tried to reassure wary residents that the airborne devices would not be misused. ...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
RT: Failed integration: In next 10-20 years, France will be new Lebanon - but then continuing ever less Western --tma
We Whites have to be the most self-deluded humans in history. Imagine the Chinese convincing themselves that just the right integration formula will turn Congolese into Chinese.
Also, it is suspiciously defeatist to say that 'French' Africans can never be deported. You don't have to round everyone up and start a cattle drive. You deport criminals and terrorists. You deport migrants that are unhappy--many are--and would accept an incentive and a free trip back to their beloved homeland. Etc.
Not only self-deluded, but many of the seemingly more conservative of us have suddenly become defeatist and dumb.
In just a few years, Islamic suburbs of Paris will obey their own set of rules, they will have their own laws, their own principles, maybe even their own police. It is already the case, Alexandre Mendel, author of the book ‘Partition’ told RT.
Europe has been facing a large number of migrants coming from the war-torn countries in Africa and the Middle East. Today many are concerned about the Islamization of Europe and the failure of Muslims assimilating into their new countries.
RT met with a writer Alexandre Mendel, whose new book “Partition” is devoted to the Muslims' failure to integrate in France, and discussed the current situation in that country.
RT: Please start by describing for our readers your book....
The Hill: Resistance to Trump fuels new generation of CA liberals - Good. Will speed breakaway of Trump CA from Weinstein CA --tma
Feinstein’s challengers offer a hint at the first wave of a coming generational change in California politics, as members of the older generation — led by the 84-year-old Feinstein, 79-year-old Gov. Jerry Brown (D) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, 77 — near the end of their careers. ...
RRW: Australian Socialists march, want detainees admitted to Australia - Same Muslims rejects Obama-Trump agreed to unleash on small town USA --tma
Here is the latest news from downunder about those migrants being detained on offshore islands as Australia is (rightly) trying to deter illegal boats from arriving on its shores.
But, once again, why is Australia’s immigration policy going to become a problem for towns in America where these mostly Muslim single men (that Australia won’t admit) will be set free.
Maybe each of these naive women marchers could take one home to live at her house (and pay all their expenses!). ...