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  1. What are those reports? I'm interested to know. The snopes report dates from January 2016. Your accusations are ludicrous, by the way. Cut down the caffeine and calm down.
  2. It took days for the media to report on this (social media outrage pushed them to). The Mayor of Cologne gave the victims a "tip": they could have been more careful. A leaked police memo alleged the ministry of interior pressured the police to tame down their report (to remove the word "rape"). The ministry's own report later stated the overwhelming majority of suspects are foreign nationals. The whole thing is now widely documented. If the West's English journalists didn't bother to report the fallout, it's too bad for the truth and only furthers people's distrust of government and the media. It's the victims of these crimes that have been most vilified, and continue to be. It's strange how progressives in the West are so worried about their own conservatives, but are completely unworried about conservatives from foreign countries. Of course no one wants to encourage racism, which is fine until it leads people to lie or keep silent about crimes. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. American colleges want to force affirmative consent classes on timid male students, but society can't do the same for migrants coming from gender repressive societies in the world?
  3. Soon to be the third anniversary of "the worst mass sexual attacks against women in peacetime Europe". You know, the ones that never get talked about. Victims of the Cologne sex attacks are still searching for justice Paulina Neuding https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/05/victims-of-the-cologne-sex-attacks-are-still-searching-for-justice/ The mass sexual assaults around Cologne’s main railway station on New Year’s Eve 2015 rocked Germany, not just because of their scale (police believe hundreds of men were involved) but because of the sense that news of the attacks was being suppressed, and its links to the migrant crisis then at its peak, denied. In response to public anger, Chancellor Angela Merkel was moved to promise that the crimes would be met with a ‘hard response from the state’. Three years on, what has happened to that response? In terms of resources, German authorities have delivered on Merkel’s promise. It has been followed by one of the most extensive criminal investigations in the history of modern Germany. More than 600 victims of sexual offences have been questioned. Thousands of hours of CCTV footage have been reviewed with the help of so-called ‘super recognisers’ from Scotland Yard. As the inquiry draws to a close, however, the results are meagre. Several men have been convicted of theft, robbery, and similar crimes. But no more than three have been convicted for involvement in sexual assaults – an Algerian, Iraqi and Libyan national. According to a report by the German weekly Der Spiegel in March, these men had provided the prosecution with crucial evidence by taking pictures of themselves with their victims. One of them was sentenced to one year and nine months in prison, while the two others received suspended sentences. It is now safe to conclude that the vast majority of the men involved will walk free and be allowed to continue living in Germany, mingling with women on public transport and claiming welfare benefits, possibly for the rest of their lives. The Cologne attacks took place at the height of the migration wave when authorities had lost control over the influx of migrants into the country. Many of those in positions of authority refused to accept any link between the attacks and the refugee crisis. According to the first Vice President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, the events should be regarded merely as a matter of ‘public order’. During a closed meeting, the leadership of the European Commission vowed to act as a ‘voice of reason’ and reject any suggestion that migration had anything to do with it. In the spring of 2016, an official report published by the North Rhine-Westphalian government put an end to this speculation. It not only concluded that a vast majority of the suspects were non-German nationals. It also showed how this fact obstructed the criminal investigation: ‘The registration of incoming asylum seekers since the summer of 2015 has been inadequate throughout Germany. This means that, for a non-insignificant proportion of foreign individuals, it is a problem that the persons are not yet registered in the German alien register… The fact that people are to some registered under the wrong identity makes investigation difficult…’ The inquiry into the mass attacks in Cologne also highlights the fact that the civilian criminal process in European democracies is hardly designed for crimes on such a massive scale, even if the state offers almost limitless resources. At times, more than a hundred police officers have worked on the investigation – an operation of a size normally reserved for terror attacks in Germany. That is something to bear in mind when we discuss welcoming home Isis terrorists to stand civilian trial for crimes committed in a war zone, where investigators will have little or no access to evidence. ‘A hard response’ from the German state meant that only a handful of suspects have been held accountable for the worst mass sexual attacks against women in peacetime Europe. In the end, it came down to their own selfies.
  4. I think all three at the top tier are too old, to be honest. But out of these three, Sanders is still my pick, by far.
  5. Bernie was rushed to the hospital today for a heart issue. They put in two stents.
  6. Yes to a multi-party system, a 2 party system is unacceptable and broken. As for the Electoral College: how then to prevent larger communities from deciding the election over poorer, more rural areas? Are there other solutions?
  7. Nigeria: Police free chained, abused children from Islamic school Nigerian police have freed more than 300 men and boys from an Islamic school in the northern city of Kaduna, where some of the students had been held in chains. Seven of the school's staff members were arrested. Nigerian police said Friday they had found and freed more than 300 men and boys from a school in the northern city of Kaduna. Many of them reported being tortured and sexually abused, and about 100 were found chained in one of the school buildings. "We found around 100 students including children as young as 9, in chains stuffed in a small room all in the name of reforming them and making them responsible persons," police spokesman Yakubu Sabo told the AFP news agency. Sabo said the victims had been kept in "debasing and inhuman conditions." The Islamic school specialized in children who were suffering from drug-related issues and similar problems. The parents were apparently not allowed inside the premises and instead were meeting students outside. "All they thought was their children are being taught the Quran and good manners as they looked subdued," Sabo added. Most of the children came from northern Nigeria, although authorities have identified two from Burkina Faso. Hung from the ceiling Police had been alerted by complaints from local residents. Sabo said seven people had been arrested, including the school's proprietor and six teachers. He also said officials had found a "torture chamber" where children had been chained, hung and beaten. Nigerian media quoted one of the students, Bello Hamza, who said he had spent three months in the school with "chains on my legs." "This is supposed to be an Islamic center, but trying to run away from here attracts severe punishment; they tie people and hang them to the ceiling for that," he said. Nigeria has roughly even proportions of citizens following the Islamic and Christian faiths, with Islamic schools common across the mostly Muslim north. https://www.dw.com/en/nigeria-police-free-chained-abused-children-from-islamic-school/a-50605407
  8. Well I agree with most of what you wrote, but I just don't think the racist rhetoric (although it garnered some votes for sure) was as important as other things were. And yes the Dems are more divided than they should, but imo that's because it's essentially a center right party and the progressives feel forced to get on board, because the alternative isn't viable for them. And the media also plays a huuuge part in elections. Instead of the fear-mongering they've been doing since 2016 with their Russia-conspiracy theory, they should have sent journalists in small cities and towns where Trump won, and do interviews and reports on ordinary working people or the surviving families of people who died because of lack of medical insurance (a study by Harvard School of Medicine says that "45,000 people die every year due to a lack of health insurance, and therefore a lack of access to ongoing medical care for a wide variety of treatable conditions").
  9. I feel sadness and compassion for these people, actually. I wish them well. But what about Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau coming out as a blackfacing North-African lookalike woman-strangler: Oh well... Poor Justeen!!
  10. I disagree. I find them both very compelling, and they are not "woke" at all ("wokeness" is just pussified arm-chair leftism for well-off people to feel "on the good side of history" rather than actually standing on principle when the time calls for it). And one isn't even a liberal. It's a bi-partisan show (which all news shows should be imo). I agree with them and many others that Bernie would have won in 2016. Trump did not win because of bigotry (easy self-disculpating CNN-ish reasoning), but because the DNC alienated tons of green millenial support (who had never voted before) in choosing a steely establishment war-mongerer as a candidate, who lost to the worst, most clownish and obnoxious political opponent in history (it really takes talent to lose this bad). Bernie also wants the system to change radically. And it should be changed, in order for it to be fairer to most citizens instead of a lucky few. That doesn't mean socialism per se, but a fairer capitalist society is possible. Politics is compromise.
  11. Trump: goes on to make a ton of illegal activities. Pelosi says: It's too dangerous to impeach... Trump: Oh, let's look into this establishment Democrat... Pelosi: This "new chapter of lawlessness" has gone too far!
  12. Why I Quit the Writers’ Room The worst thing you can do to citizens of a democracy is silence them. By Walter Mosley (Mr. Mosley is a novelist and screenwriter.) Sept. 6, 2019 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/opinion/sunday/walter-mosley.html Earlier this year, I had just finished with the “Snowfall” writers’ room for the season when I took a similar job on a different show at a different network. I’d been in the new room for a few weeks when I got the call from Human Resources. A pleasant-sounding young man said, “Mr. Mosley, it has been reported that you used the N-word in the writers’ room.” I replied, “I am the N-word in the writers’ room.” He said, very nicely, that I could not use that word except in a script. I could write it but I could not say it. Me. A man whose people in America have been, among other things, slandered by many words. But I could no longer use that particular word to describe the environs of my experience. I have to stop with the forward thrust of this story to say that I had indeed said the word in the room. I hadn’t called anyone it. I just told a story about a cop who explained to me, on the streets of Los Angeles, that he stopped all N*****s in paddy neighborhoods and all paddies in N***** neighborhoods, because they were usually up to no good. I was telling a true story as I remembered it. Someone in the room, I have no idea who, called H.R. and said that my use of the word made them uncomfortable, and the H.R. representative called to inform me that such language was unacceptable to my employers. I couldn’t use that word in common parlance, even to express an experience I lived through. There I was, a black man in America who shares with millions of others the history of racism. And more often than not, treated as subhuman. If addressed at all that history had to be rendered in words my employers regarded as acceptable. There I was being chastised for criticizing the word that oppressed me and mine for centuries. As far as I know, the word is in the dictionary. As far as I know, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence assure me of both the freedom of speech and the pursuit of happiness. How can I exercise these freedoms when my place of employment tells me that my job is on the line if I say a word that makes somebody, an unknown person, uncomfortable? There’s all kinds of language that makes me uncomfortable. Half the utterances of my president, for instance. Some people’s sexual habits and desires. But I have no right whatsoever to tell anyone what they should and should not cherish or express. A few years ago when a group of my peers said that they supported outlawing the Confederate flag, I demurred. Don’t get me wrong. I have no warm and fuzzy feelings about that flag, but I do know that all Americans have the right of self-expression. (Also, if someone has that flag in their mind, I’d prefer to see it on their front porch too.) I do not believe that it should be the object of our political culture to silence those things said that make some people uncomfortable. Of course I’m not talking about verbal attacks or harassment. But if I have an opinion, a history, a word that explains better than anything how I feel, then I also have the right to express that feeling or that word without the threat of losing my job. And furthermore, I do not believe that it is the province of H.R. to make the decision to keep my accusers’ identities secret. If I’ve said or done something bad enough to cause people to fear me, they should call the police. My answer to H.R. was to resign and move on. I was in a writers’ room trying to be creative while at the same time being surveilled by unknown critics who would snitch on me to a disembodied voice over the phone. My every word would be scrutinized. Sooner or later I’d be fired or worse — silenced. I’m a fortunate guy. Not everyone can quit their job. But beyond that, we cannot be expected to thrive in a culture where our every word is monitored. If my words physically threaten or bully someone, something must be done about it. But if you tell me that you feel uncomfortable at some word I utter, let me say this: There was a time in America when so-called white people were uncomfortable to have a black person sitting next to them. There was a time when people felt uncomfortable when women demanded the right to vote. There was a time when sexual orientation had only one meaning and everything else was a crime. The worst thing you can do to citizens of a democratic nation is to silence them. And the easiest way to silence a woman or a man is to threaten his or her livelihood. Let’s not accept the McCarthyism of secret condemnation. Instead let’s delve a little deeper, limiting the power that can be exerted over our citizens, their attempts to express their hearts and horrors, and their desire to speak their truths. Only this can open the dialogue of change.
  13. Amazing match, watched it live. They went toe to toe until the end. They were both amazing.
  14. And conversely the Dems can never accept any of the blame, and thus the wheel keeps turning. Partisanship is blinding and counterproductive. The US is stuck in a political polarization that is so strident and extreme it borders on mental illness, completely detached from the common sense reality of ordinary life.
  15. I guess it's pointless to argue on these issues as most people believe what they believe to be true. We'll just suffer together the consequences of the actions of these psychopaths, uh I mean politicians, who will remain (on both sides) protected, as will their wealthy friends.
  16. I agree completely, except about how you seem to think the Democrats aren't part of this system, when they absolutely are. They are corruptly working for the donor class, which is no different from what the Republicans are doing. Blaming Russia is a red herring, masking the actual internal pressures put on politics by American big business and big fortunes, which is why politicians of both parties keep sucking up to them.
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