Continental Breakfast



Portland bakery is accused of racism for selling ‘very troubling’ Oreo cupcake called ‘Mr President’

A bakery has been accused of racism for stocking an Oreo cupcake called the ‘Mr President’.

Fat Cupcake in Portland, Oregon, has come under fire for the controversial pastry.

A customer of the newly-opened bakery complained about the name online, saying they were so offended by it they would stop shopping there.


Donna Brazile Shared CNN Town Hall Questions With Clinton Camp

Donna Brazile, the current head of the Democratic National Committee, appears to have tipped the Clinton campaign off to a question about the death penalty that was going to be asked during a CNN town hall in March, newly released emails show.

“From time to time I get the questions in advance,” Brazile wrote in an email to Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri on March 12.


Trump ‘dangerous’ from world viewpoint: UN

If Republican candidate Donald Trump is elected president of the United States, it would be “dangerous from an international point of view”, the top United Nations human rights official says.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein cited Trump’s views on vulnerable communities and his talk of using torture, banned under international law, as “deeply unsettling and disturbing”.

“If Donald Trump is elected on the basis of what he has said already – and unless that changes – I think it is without a doubt that he would be dangerous from an international point of view,” Zeid told a news briefing in Geneva.


A fractured France at the crossroad of multiple risks

Since the beginning of 2015, the socio-political situation in France has become strained following a string of terrorist attacks as well as a wave of anti-government protests. Political violence and unrest coupled with stagnating macroeconomic performances have weakened the ruling Parti Socialiste (PS) and ushered in a “new normal”.

As France is set to ready itself for the May 2017 presidential elections, the country is at the crossroad of several political risks increasing the potential for relatively ineffective policy making as well as social and communal tensions. While pre-elections rivalries will soar and the government-unions power play will continue to lead to periodic unrest, the elevated terrorist threat generated by radical Islamists will remain a major issue weighing on the political debate and everyday life.


Ontario’s government-made energy catastrophe

The doubling of electricity prices since 2005 is big politically, but it is just the top-line item on a long list of problems, misconceptions and outright fabrications that lurk within the Liberal government’s decade-long pursuit of radical greenism.

Instead of being a worthy model for other nations and states, the province’s green energy megaproject stands as a cautionary tale. Alberta’s NDP government, also under the spell of green activists, should look twice before following its plan to kill coal and turn green.



Cut funds to states that turn away refugees, Italy urges EU

Italy is the main destination for the waves of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in Africa. It is housing 160,000 asylum seekers out of more than 460,000 refugees who have reached its shores from North Africa since the start of 2014, Ministry of the Interior data shows.

Of 39,600 refugees due to be relocated from Italy under an EU quota plan, so far only 1,300 have been moved, according to the European Commission.

While outlining his priorities for the EU’s next summit meeting on 20-21 October in Brussels, Renzi told parliament: “It’s necessary that Italy be the promoter of a very tough position toward those countries that have received a lot of money for belonging to the bloc to relaunch their territories, and who are shirking their commitments to relocate immigrants.”


Email Leak: Democrats Want A ‘Compliant And Unaware Citizenry’

A Clinton campaign email released as part of the Wikileaks data dump earlier today talks about the need to maintain political power by producing “an unaware and compliant citizenry”.

“And as I’ve mentioned, we’ve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry,” he writes.

The email was sent to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta by former Clinton administration official Bill Ivy on March 13, 2016.


Professor explains the rise of ‘precious snowflakes’ – cites narcissism, over-nurturing

The political correctness movement that has swept college campuses, corporate America and mainstream life can be traced back to a few psychological trends.

Howard Schwartz, professor emeritus of Oakland University, has for years studied the psychology underlying political correctness, and in his new book Political Correctness and the Destruction of Social Order: Chronicling the Rise of the Pristine Self, he offers some clarity on why the term “snowflakes” is now synonymous with college students today.

Schwartz, who taught classes in social and behavioral science within its business school, said the term stems from what he calls “the rise of the pristine self.”


Where are Syrian refugees settling in Canada?

The UN has estimated that in five years, the Syrian conflict has driven more than 4.8 million refugees to neighbouring countries, hundreds of thousands in Europe, and displaced 6.6 million people inside Syria against a pre-war population of over 20 million.

To ensure Canada did its part, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to bring in 25,000 refugees by February 2016 and an additional 25,000 government-supported refugees by the end of 2016.

And nearly a year after Canada proposed the #WelcomeRefugees initiative; the ambitious goals are being met.


Muslim family of award-winning data scientist flees North Carolina for Pakistan after their youngest son, 7, was ‘brutalized by bullies for religion’

The concerned parents reported the incident to the school and officials launched an investigation.

However, they said initial interviews with other students and the bus driver didn’t confirm the child’s account of events.

Lisa Luten, a spokeswoman for Wake County Public School System, told The Huffington Post that no students on the bus or the bus driver said they saw an altercation.

She claimed the family didn’t report that the students made references to Muslims, Pakistan and Islam, however, an email the father sent to the school principal over what happened states what was said to his son.

‘The kids who beat him up mentioned Muslims, makes fun of his name starts with Abdul and reference his preference of eating only certain (halal) food,’ Usmani wrote in the email.

‘My son is very traumatized and shocked as he has just celebrated his birthday with his classmates few days ago.’

Luten said that the behavior described by the little boy is ‘not tolerated’ in the schools and that the investigation is still ongoing.

One less sleeper cell, then.