Monday, December 18, 2017

Muslim Women Cause Havoc at Swimming Pool, Threaten Employees

Staff at a swimming pool in Hanover, Germany, have faced threats after telling Muslim women not to wear jeans or street clothes in the pool, dye their hair, or leave large amounts of rubbish in the pool during Friday “women’s days”.

The staff claim to have received threats from the male relatives of the Muslim women according to leaked confidential documents from a city committee meeting. The city spokesman Ulrike Serbent confirmed the women who were causing the problems were Muslims, Die Welt reports.
“We wanted to avoid creating a xenophobic tone,” Serbent said, claiming that was the reason the problems were not publicised.

“The women come from a different culture, in which bathing is understood more as a joint meeting and less as swimming,” Serbent said adding: “We are working on effective measures. So we are thinking about whether to include the Integration Advisory Councils to talk to the women so that they behave differently with us.”The Muslim women are said to not only wear street clothes in the swimming pools and use the water to dye their hair, but also bring in food and have “picnics” by the side of the pool and leave large amounts of rubbish in their wake.
Due to the threats against staff who attempt to enforce the facilities rules, newspaper Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung claims that security will be hired to guard the swimming pool starting next month.
Female Muslim bathers who wore the Islamic swimwear, known as the burkini, caused controversy in German swimming pools last year as some attempted to ban the garment claiming it was unhygienic.
While “women’s day” is expected to continue at the pool in Hanover, in France a Muslim women’s association based in the city of Marseille caused outrage after proposing a gender-segregated women-only burkini day.
German swimming pools have also become the site of a high increase in sex attacks and sexual molestation incidents, many of which feature migrants as alleged attackers.
leaked internal report from Düsseldorf claimed that the number of swimming pool child sex attacks had dramatically increased, reading: “In particular, offences of rape and sexual abuse of children in bathing establishments is significant,” and adding: “The perpetrators are, for the most part, immigrants.”

Germany: Rush At The Foodbank Causes Police Operation

An original translation from Der Westen:

Bottrop. It was intended as a contemplative pre-Christmas event: the food bank Bottrop gave away small gift parcels on the third advent.
But the rush was so big already in the early morning hours that the police had to establish order in the jam. “Not all of those waiting had a command of the German language”, says Dieter Kruse, first chairman of the food bank Bottrop. “About 200 people had come – everyone wanted to be first.“
Those who were waiting in the first row were squeezed against the entrance door in the tumultuous scenes.
In order for those in need of help to form a line, the police was called. The officers, with the help of the local office of public works, erected barricades, to get order into the rush.
First persons were already waiting at 5 AM
“The first people were already there at 5AM”, Kruse continues: “But we only opened at 10AM.“
The food bank had asked the citizens of Bottrop to donate. Therefore, they were able to make the small parcels with foodstuffs.
Around noon, the situation calmed down. According to Kruse, only 10 to 15 people were waiting in front of the door at noon. There still were enough presents, the food bank had prepared 1200 small parcels.
The Christmas surprise parcels can be fetched until 4PM in the Gladbeckerstraße 108 .

Germany – Syrians Stab Down Young German Between Christmas Market Stalls

An original translation from Breaking News Saarland.
Syrians Stab Man Down between Christmas Market Booths
December 17., 2017
Saarbrücken: Yesterday evening at 10:30PM, police received a report about a fight between several people with usage of weapons. According to the report, one person is lying on the ground with a stab wound, while the group of perpetrators has fled.
According to the police’s first investigations, everything starts with the to-be-victim, a 22-year-old from Homburg, and several friends (male and female) taking the train from Homburg to Saarbrücken.
On the train, a verbal argument with the to-be-attackers, three Syrian migrants of the age of 17, 19 and 20 years, occurs. The argument on the train stays verbal. After leaving the train station, the two groups take different directions. The Homburger and his friends walk through the Bahnhofstraße towards St. Johanner Markt.
In the pedestrian zone, the Syrian group ambushes them between the Christmas Market stalls. The migrants threaten the group verbally, insult them, and attack the 22-year-old Homburger with drawn weapons. According to witnesses, the perpetrators are holding a club, a sickle-knife, a throwing knife and a chain whip in their hands.
The attack lightly injures the victim. He receives a stab wound in the shoulder and at the temple, and can leave the hospital later that night.
The perpetrators only cease from their victim when more eye witnesses arrive and because there are loud calls for the police, and run away in different directions.
Three hours after the deed, the attackers were temporarily* arrested on the train to Homburg in St. Ingbert. All three of them were under the influence of narcotics. It is unclear whether this was already the case at the time of the deed. Police are looking for witnesses who can provide information about the deed, or about the prior argument on the train.
Hints: Police Office Saarbrücken-St. Johann, Karcherstraße 5, phone 06 81 / 9 32 10
* Translator’s note: Yes, “temporarily arrested”, you read that right. Saarbrücker Zeitung, who run this same story under the innocuous title “Man Injured By Knife”, close their report with: “But after the interrogations they were let go again. According to the police headquarters, there were “no reasons for arrest”.”

Underage Girls Sexually Harassed On Augsburg Public Transport

An original translation from Augsburger Allgemeine
Exhibitionists harass pupils and student
Three pupils and a student were harassed by exhibitionists on Augsburg public transport. Police are looking for the perpetrators.
Dec. 15, 2017
There have been three incidents of exhibitionism in Augsburg public transport. Three pupils (10 and 11 years old) and a 26-year-old student were harassed by unknown men on the street tram and the bus. It is unclear whether the cases are related or whether it is a serial perpetrator, according to police.
The first incident happened on Thursday around 1:30 PM in the tram line one bound to Göggingen. An eleven-year-old pupil noticed at the station Maria-Stern a man who was visibly masturbating his member. When the girl moved away, the man, according to police, took her seat, and continued. He neither spoke to the eleven-year-old, nor did he look at her, according to police. The perpetrator had short, black hair, was between 35 and 40 years old, and about 1.80m tall. He wore a pair of blue jeans.
Only twenty minutes later, in tram line 1 bound Königplatz, at the same station, a similar incident occurred. This time, an unknown person was masturbating in front of two ten-year-old girls. When the girls departed the train at Frohsinnstraße, the man kept following them for a while. According to police, the dark-skinned man was about 20 years old, 1.60m tall, and had dark, shoulder-length hair. He wore a blue jacket and carried a grey backpack.
On Wednesday, around 9 PM, a 26-year-old student was harassed in bus line 26. A man exposed his member to the student, and then departed the bus with her at the stop Bärenwirt. He, too, was dark-skinned, about 1.70m tall and in his late 20s. He wore a pair of grey trainers, a hoodie, and had black, short hair.
In all three cases, police Augsburg are asking for relevant information under the phone number 0821/323-3810.

Chance of ‘Hard Brexit’ Grows as EU Head Negotiator Rules out Tailored Deal: ‘UK Must Face the Consequences’

Michel Barnier, the head of the European Union Brexit negotiating team, has poured cold water on Theresa May’s hopes of negotiating a unique Brexit deal just days after it was announced talks could move onto the next stage, ruling out a “cherry pick” of trade deal features.

Warning that Britain could not expect a good deal in the next stage of negotiations, Barnier may have inadvertently strengthened the case for a so-called ‘hard’ no-deal Brexit, where Britain walks away from the bloc and does business on World Trade Organization terms — the favourite option for a number of key Brexiteers including Nigel Farage who believe the present trajectory is for a Brexit in name only.
Making his prediction, Barnier said in an interview with Prospect Magazine: “The most difficult part remains to be done. It is also probably the most interesting. But the British have to understand it cannot be business as usual. We are ready to start working with the government on the three axes it has indicated: exit from the Union, exit from the single market, exit from the customs union. But the clock is ticking. The deadline of March 29, 2019 is their own doing.”

“They have to realise there won’t be any cherry picking. We won’t mix up the various scenarios to create a specific one and accommodate their wishes, mixing, for instance, the advantages of the Norwegian model, member of the single market, with the simple requirements of the Canadian one. No way. They have to face the consequences of their own decision.”
The remarks come just hours after Boris Johnson warned against Britain becoming a “vassal state” of the European Union following Brexit negotiations, where a botched Brexit process left Britain behest to European Union rules but with no say in how they were made. Instead, Johnson said the British government must “maximise the benefits of Brexit” by getting divergence from the bloc’s rules so that it could do “proper free trade deals” with other countries.
Johnson’s remarks echoed those of Tory backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg who said of the so-called ‘transition period’ that has been apparently agreed to by Theresa May with the European Union: “We cannot be a colony of the EU for two years from 2019 to 2021, accepting new laws that are made without any say so of the British people or Parliament or Government.”
“That is not leaving the EU, that is being a vassal state of the EU and I would be very surprised if that is Government policy.”

Why I Quit Teaching

By David Solway

Some years back, I decided I had to quit the teaching profession to which I had dedicated half my life.  The modern academy, I felt, was so far gone that restoration was no longer possible.  Indeed, I now believe that complete collapse is the only hope for the future, but as Woody Allen said about death, I'd rather not be there when it happens.
Three reasons determined my course of action.  For one thing, administration had come to deal less with academic issues and more with rules of conduct and punitive codes of behavior, as if it were a policing body rather than an arm of the teaching profession.  Woe betide the (male) student accused of sexual assault or misconduct; the administration will convene an extra-judicial tribunal to punish or expel the accused, often with a low burden of proof.  It will find ways to shut down conservative speakers.  It will browbeat faculty and students to attend sensitivity training sessions on matters of race and gender.  It will strike task forces to deal with imaginary issues like campus rape culture and propose draconian measures to contain a raging fantasy.  The administration is now beset by two basic compulsions: to expand its reach at the expense of the academic community and to ensure compliance with the puritanical norms of the day.  I thought it prudent to take early retirement rather than wait for the guillotine to descend.
For another, colleagues were increasingly buying into the politically correct mantras circulating in the cultural climate.  The dubious axioms of "social justice" and equality of outcome, the postmodern campaign against the Western tradition of learning, and the Marxist critique of capitalism now superseded the original purpose of the university to seek out truth, to pursue the impartial study of historical events and movements, and to remain faithful to the rigors of disciplined scholarship.  Most of my colleagues were rote members of the left-liberal orthodoxy: pro-Islam, pro-unfettered immigration, pro-abortion, pro-feminist, anti-conservative, anti-Zionist, and anti-white.  Departmental committees were now basing their hiring protocols not on demonstrated merit, but on minority and gender identities, leading to marked pedagogical decline.  Professional hypocrisy could be glaring.  Case in point: The most recent hire speaking at a department meeting was a white woman advocating for more brown and black faces on staff – though, as a recent hire, she had never thought of stepping aside in favor of minority candidates vying for her position.  In any event, faculties were and are progressively defined by firebrands on the one hand and soyboys on the other – partisans rather than pedagogues, plaster saints all.  I found I could no longer respect the majority of people I had to work with.
But the primary incentive for flight had to do with the caliber of students I was required to instruct.  The quality of what we called the student "clientele" had deteriorated so dramatically over the years that the classroom struck me as a barn full of ruminants and the curriculum as a stack of winter ensilage.  I knew I could not teach James Joyce's Ulysses or Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain since they were plainly beyond the capacity of our catechumens – mind you, all old enough to vote and be drafted.  The level of interest in and attention to the subjects was about as flat as a fallen arch.  The ability to write a coherent English sentence was practically nonexistent; ordinary grammar was a traumatic ordeal.  In fact, many native English-speakers could not produce a lucid verbal analysis of a text, let alone carry on an intelligible conversation, and some were even unable to properly pronounce common English words.  I could not help thinking of Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End, in which the children of the planet are all translated into some otherworldly dimension.  I titled one of my books about our educational debacle The Turtle Hypodermic of Sickenpods, based on an initially mysterious phrase in a student's essay by which, as I discovered after long consultation, he meant to say "the total epidemic of psychopaths."  (This is a true story.)
Of course, many of my former colleagues insisted that their students were "just great," that they constituted a "savvy generation," that they were "a privilege to teach."  The degree of self-delusion is off the charts, though I suspect that one motive for such professional vagrancy is the half-conscious awareness of a guilty complicity in the advancement of decadence.  The desire to vindicate their roles as teachers and to justify obscenely fat salaries takes precedence over simple honesty.
The problem is chiefly in the humanities and social sciences – English literature, cultural studies, gender programs, sociology, communications – where it must be frankly admitted that very few of the students enrolled have the intellectual equipment to meet traditional standards of achievement and performance.  These faculties have become a holding pen for incompetents, now known as "snowflakes."  For a variety of reasons – defective early schooling, poor parenting, widespread permissiveness – these students are in desperate need of "safe spaces," where they can hide from the real world and shirk the demands of mental maturity.  They are taught not to think independently, evaluate competing doctrines, or master the tools of cognitive proficiency, but to feel good about themselves.  Self-esteem subs for self-improvement.  Moreover, they are materia prima for anti-Western indoctrination by their politicized professors, mentors, and departments.
To put it bluntly, the administration is venal and unscrupulous.  Faculty is compromised and reprobate.  The student body is a haven for ineptitude.  Regrettably, the exceptions – for they do exist – cannot redress the balance.  What is perhaps most troubling is that the more reputable faculties and disciplines – math, physics, engineering, astronomy, medicine, law – are gradually but inexorably being eroded by the "social justice" meme and subject to extraneous cultural forces that are political in nature.  Even here, gender and race rather than scholarly accomplishment and talent are starting to predominate in hiring protocols.  These departments are slowly coming to be governed not by the principles of classical propriety, but by agendas alien to their mandates – agendas whose function is to promote the collectivity over the individual; so-called "human rights" over human excellence; and equality, however unearned, over freedom, however precious.  As a result, even among the purer disciplines, meritocracy will surrender to mediocrity.
For myself, those days are over.  I'm committed to writing in the study rather than teaching in the classroom.  The pressures that impinge are my own, and I don't have to deal with the incompetent and corrupt, at the cost of my integrity, such as it is, and of my well-being.  True, writing may turn out to be as ineffective as teaching.  But one thing is for sure.  I can no longer be part of the decrepit circus that now passes for established education.

Falling out of love with the Euro: Half of Germans want return of Deutschmark

ALMOST half of all Germans want the country to ditch the euro and reinstate the Deutschmark.A survey commissioned by the newspaper Bild has found that many Germans are unhappy with how the common European currency has worked out for them. They long for the days when the mark was one of the world’s most stable and strong currencies. Bild commissioned a survey by Cologne's YouGov-Institute that found 49 percent of Germans want the Deutschmark back. Only 41 percent of those surveyed wanted to stay with the euro – often nicknamed the “Teuro” after the German word teuer, meaning expensive.As well as nostalgia for a return to the building block of the nation’s postwar economic miracle, many Germans are worried about the stability of the euro and the possibility of inflation. Nearly 77 percent of the 1,068 people quizzed said they had not profited from the adoption of the euro. And a massive 60 per cent said they would vote against having it if it was to be introduced today compared with 30 per cent who would opt for it. But despite concerns, most voters say they are resigned to keeping it and believe it will be still be around in 20 years.Germany switched to the common currency in 1999 along with 10 other countries. Greece – whose monetary woes have been largely behind German disillusionment with the euro – adopted it in 2001. Slovenia, Cyprus, Malta and Slovakia have joined since and on January 1, Estonia will become the 17th member of the eurozone.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Mueller goes over the cliff

By J.R. Dunn

With the news that his people illegally obtained the Trump transition emails – many of them having no conceivable bearing on his “inquiry” -- Robert Mueller’s investigation proceeds even further into disintegration.
This is not at all how it was supposed to turn out. Hillary, the DNC, and the #NeverTrumpers no doubt hoped that the special counsel would result in the ouster of Donald Trump, or at least the crippling of his administration. For his part, Mueller very likely foresaw a few easy convictions and the humiliation of a president followed by the customary best-selling book, lucrative lecture tour, and a secure place in the pantheon of left-wing heroes somewhere between Woodward, Bernstein, and Valerie Plame.
But that’s not what happened. Instead, Mueller’s effort lurches unstoppably toward the abyss, while the counsel himself more and more closely resembles Captain Edward John Smith, standing rooted on the bridge while the iceberg glides inevitably closer. 
The Mueller team’s lunge into criminality reveals exactly how desperate they’ve become. (and despite what you may have heard from Our Loyal Media, seizing those emails was in fact a crime – presidential transition materials remain private by federal statute. Mueller never should have been allowed near those messages.) Soon enough, they’ll be accused of more crimes than anybody they’re investigating
Even if Mueller were somehow to stumble across actual wrongdoing, the voting public would never, at this point, believe it. Donald Trump would have had to have been smuggling Russian nukes into New York on behalf of Czar Vlad to justify the activities of Mueller, Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Ohr, and company. Thanks to arrogance and his willingness to hire every Clinton zombie in the federal bureaucracy, Mueller is looking at a wrecked reputation, if not the opportunity to model an orange jumpsuit. (This, unlikely though it may seem, is in no way an impossibility, since Mueller clearly has no control over his staff and no idea what tricks they’ve been pulling, or what they might pull tomorrow.)
So what are Mueller’s alternatives? The best he can hope for at this point is to get out intact. He might attempt the tried and true “retirement for health reasons.” He might deliberately trash the investigation, fire everyone in sight and erase all the files while wailing that it’s all Trump’s fault. Or he could make a clean breast of it, admit that he’s found nothing, file his report, and get out of Dodge while the getting’s good. This last is probably the least likely outcome, since it would require Mueller to put aside the Clinton lie, prevaricate, deny, and qualify playbook he’s been relying on – not to mention annoying his principals, none of whom are noted for patience or understanding.
In the end, the most valuable lesson learned from all this may simply be that a jutting chin and piercing gaze are not enough. Looking into how an incompetent like Mueller ever got anywhere in government would tell us a lot about the state we’re now in, and give us valuable clues on how to correct it.

THE FBI’S SECRET STATE POLICE: Deep state cadres pose a clear and present danger to democracy in America

America must “tend to this garden of democracy or else things could fall apart quickly. That's what happened in Germany in the 1930s which, despite the democracy of the Weimar Republic and centuries of high-level cultural and scientific achievements, Hitler rose to dominate.”
It was the sort of thing one would expect from a UC Berkeley sophomore but the speaker was the 44th President of the United States in a December 5 address to the Economic Club of Chicago.  This was the president who thought “Austrian” was a language, so his reductio ad Hitlerum was entirely predictable and completely without significance. On the other hand, there are parallels to National Socialist Germany in America.
The FBI’s current stonewalling bears more than a passing resemblance to the Geheime Staatspolizei, the National Socialists’ secret state police. The people’s representatives have been seeking answers on the probe of Russian influence in the 2016 election. Former FBI boss Robert Mueller has failed to turn up any evidence of “collusion” in more than a year, but other matters have come to light.
FBI man Peter Strzok has been Hillary Clinton’s  Odd Job, changing gross negligence to extremely careless, failing to keep records of the interview with the former First Lady, and allowing her aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills to tell more than 300 lies about the unsecured server Clinton used to send classified material.
Representatives such as Trey Gowdy and Jim Jordan want to know if Strzok played a role in the compiling the fake dossier with Russian content. They also seek to know whether Strzok was the one who deployed the dossier to gain a FISA warrant to enable spying on the Trump campaign and unmask U.S. citizens.
“I’m not prepared to discuss what happened in the court,” FBI boss Christopher Wray told the representatives. Wray would keep that secret, but he did say that negligent and careless were practically synonymous. That begged the question of why Strzok made the change.
Wray talked up the brave men and women of the FBI but left out the way the Russian intelligence had gained influence by corrupting FBI agents. The FBI’s Robert Hanssen, for example, gave thousands of pages of classified material, including U.S. nuclear secrets, to the KGB and its Russian successor agency the SVR. Hanssen pulled this off from 1979 to 2001 and caused enormous damage to the United States.
The FBI’s Richard Miller, a counterintelligence man like Strzok, also sold classified documents to Russian agents. The FBI’s Earl Pitts gave U.S. secrets to the Russians from 1987 until 1992. So when it comes to Russian influence, the FBI is not squeaky clean. On the other hand, when Russia warned the FBI the Tsarnaev brothers were dangerous, the FBI’s investigation found no links to terrorism and failed to prevent the Tsarnaev’s attack on the Boston Marathon in 2013.Former FBI boss James Comey was a Clinton cadre going back to his days as a U.S. Attorney. When the Clintons’ national security advisor Sandy Berger ripped off classified material from the National Archives,deputy attorney general James Comey let Berger off with a fine and allowed him keep secret the full extent of what he stole. 
That favor surely played a role in POTUS 44’s selection of Comey as FBI director.  In that role, shortly before the Democrat’s 2016 convention, Comey recommended no criminal charges against the former First Lady. It was, as David Horowitz said, “the most breathtaking fix in American history.”
During his wife’s run for the Virginia state senate in 2015, deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe received more than $500,000 from a PAC run by governor Terry McCauliffe, another Clinton capo. McCabe had oversight of the Clinton email investigation, which turned up no criminal charges.
McCabe also turned up in the texts from Peter Strzok to his main squeeze Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer. “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office,” Strzok texted on August 15, 2016, “that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”
McCabe was slated to testify before the House Intelligence Committee last Tuesday but the FBI held him back, claiming a last-minute “scheduling error.”  A congressional source told Fox News that McCabe has an “Ohr problem,” a reference to Justice Department official Bruce Ohr and his Russophile wife Nellie, both with connections to Fusion GPS. Andy McCabe is now slated to testify to the House Intelligence Committee on December 19.
Mueller’s ongoing investigation also calls to mind an historical parallel POTUS 44 failed to mention. As Stalin’s security boss Lavrentiy Beria said, “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.” To Alan Dershowitz, that sounds a lot like the investigation Mueller is dragging on.
Like J. Edgar Hoover, Christopher Wray appears to believe the FBI is a government unto itself and not subject to oversight by the people’s representatives. So if Congress and President Trump don’t tend to the garden of democracy, things could fall apart quickly.
Meanwhile, POTUS 44’s comparison of Trump with Hitler sounds like North Korea’s charge that Donald Trump represents “Nazism in the 21st century.” So in a standoff between an elected American president and a genocidal Stalinist dictatorship, leading Democrats have picked their team.