Continental Breakfast

CBC reporter finds Somali asylum seeker who says he walked 21 hours into Manitoba

A man from Somalia who risked the freezing temperatures of Manitoba as he crossed into Canada was discovered out in the cold by a CBC journalist.

The chance encounter took place around 4:30 a.m. Saturday as Nick Purdon was driving along the U.S.-Canada border, on assignment to watch for possible asylum seekers, while the temperature dipped to –17 C.

‘Mad dog’ Mattis issues ultimatum to NATO: Increase defence spending or U.S. changes its commitments

“No longer can the American taxpayer carry a disproportionate share of the defense of western values,” Mattis said. “Americans cannot care more for your children’s security than you do. Disregard for military readiness demonstrates a lack of respect for ourselves, for the alliance, and for the freedoms we inherited, which are now clearly threatened.”

PARIS 2016: Scenes from the Apocalypse – African Mass Immigration ruins Streets of France

Thousands protest in Milwaukee over fears of immigration crackdown

Between 10,000 and 20,000 protesters turned out for the ‘Day Without Latinos’ march on Monday, walking from the city’s mainly Hispanic south side to the downtown courthouse to rally against Sheriff David Clarke’s plan.

The marchers shouted “Si, podemos!” (Yes we can!) as they walked through the streets, along with “El pueblo unido” (The people united).

Some waved Mexican and American flags, while others displayed banners calling for Clarke’s resignation.

One sign read: “We are a nation of immigrants.” Another stated: “We are workers, not criminals.”

‘Round them up and get them out’: Pauline Hanson calls for deportation of African gang members

The Queensland senator’s radical views are attracting plenty of support across the country, with weekend polling showing her party may win up to 20 seats in the Queensland parliament at this year’s election.

In Western Australia, her party has also struck a preference deal with the Liberal Party, which will preference One Nation above the Nationals in the upper house.

The cessation of African migration has long been a key policy of Ms Hanson’s, however a spokesman confirmed she did was not calling for the deportation of “law abiding immigrants of any ethnicity” but those who commit crimes.

PARIS RIOTS: Tourists ordered to STAY AWAY after rioters ATTACK coach trip

Tourists stuck in traffic were threatened with a glass bottle before being mugged, with the gang of youths then trying to set fire to the coach.

After the muggers fled, the driver finally managed to get the coach moving and reach the hotel in the Saint-Denis neighbourhood.

Paris has been gripped by a series of protests since a police officer was charged with anally raping a 22-year-old man during an arrest earlier this month.

Trump: ‘Fake News Media Is Going Crazy With Their Conspiracy Theories And Blind Hatred’

President Trump attacked the “fake news media” Wednesday morning for “going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred.”

“MSNBC and CNN are unwatchable,” he added, and just to trigger leftists, he threw in “Fox And Friends is great!”

UC students explore ‘alternatives to calling the police’

During a workshop scheduled for February 22, explicitly titled “Alternatives to Calling the Police,” the prestigious school’s “Students Working Against Prisons” club will discuss “the negative ramifications of calling the police, especially in regards to their racial oppression of black people and other people of color.”

“It will then prompt participants to reflect on their own relationship to the police,” a description for the event explains, noting that the workshop will conclude with a “guided brainstorming of alternatives to calling the police.”

According to an advertisement for the event, students will consider alternatives to law enforcement officials in cases of “mugging,” “sexual assault,” “health emergencies,” “mental health crises,” and “public nuisances,” or “‘suspicious’ activity.”

NPR: Resettlement contractors claim they have been told that new arrivals will end March 3

More than 2,000 refugees, already vetted and approved for travel, have arrived since the ruling was handed down on Feb. 9. But over the weekend, according to refugee advocates who shared the official guidance with NPR, the State Department alerted resettlement agencies that new arrivals will end on March 3.

[Readers this is an example of what Trump is up against. Here you have federal contractors taking “official” documents to a friendly reporter at NPR!—ed]

Google, Facebook tell government they take ‘fake news’ seriously

Executives from Google and Facebook told a parliamentary committee Tuesday they’re concerned about “fake news” online, but pushed back at the suggestion their companies should be liable for the information that flows through their websites.

The Internet executives were testifying at the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage for the second time after parliamentarians asked them to return to field questions on misrepresentative or demonstrably false “news” that has fuelled concern in recent months. They were also asked about a report, published last month by the Public Policy Forum in Ottawa, that outlined how the Internet behemoths are gobbling digital ad dollars while many traditional Canadian media organizations, especially in smaller markets, struggle to stay afloat.

“We take our responsibility very seriously. That’s precisely why we’ve spent so much energy in the past three months to build out efforts to address fake news,” said Kevin Chan, head of public policy for Facebook Canada.

Essentially, “We will censor as we choose and are responsible for nothing.”