The era of instant outrage brings perpetual division
Two weeks ago, Ottawa’s Carleton University removed weight scales from its campus fitness centre. When the move became public last week, it sparked a backlash online that accused the university’s recreation and athletics department of being hyper-sensitive.
There are persistent reports from Carleton that the scales were taken out because some students complained stepping on them was “very triggering” emotionally for people with eating disorders and others struggling to be comfortable with their physiques.
Geert Wilders Force to be Reckoned With After Dutch Elections
Geert Wilders may have been beaten into second place in the Dutch elections but the far-right MP will enjoy a magnified role in parliament and remain a force to be reckoned with, analysts said.
While he failed in his aim of starting a “patriotic revolution,” Wilders has already succeeded in shifting the debate and the tone in Dutch politics on immigration and integration, observers said.
A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in France: February 2017
Children and women are being raped by human traffickers inside the Camp de la Linière, a migrant camp in the northern French city of Dunkirk; they are forced to have sex in return for blankets, food or the offer of passage to Britain. A volunteer worker referred to the children as being like “little steaks” because they were considered so appetizing and vulnerable to traffickers.
The breakdown in law and order in Muslim neighborhoods in Paris is being fueled by impunity for criminals and a lenient judicial system, according to Hugues Moutouh, a former advisor to the Interior Ministry.
Trump Administration Seeks Proposals For “Physically Imposing” 30-Foot-High “Aesthetically Pleasing” Border Wall
Following months of campaign promises to build a “big, beautiful, powerful wall” on the southern border of the United States, the Trump administration has just posted bid guidelines for contractors looking to submit proposals for the multi-billion dollar project (the full RFPs can be viewed here). Among other things, the RFP calls for a 30-foot wall that could deter a physical breach for at least 1 hour…oh, and it also has to be “aesthetically pleasing in color”…but, only on the U.S. side.
The Superiority Of Western Ideas
“The great ideas of the West – rationalism, self-criticism, the disinterested search for truth, the separation of church and state, the rule of law and equality under the law, freedom of thought and expression, human rights, and liberal democracy – are superior to any others devised by humankind. It was the West that took steps to abolish slavery; the calls for abolition did not resonate even in Africa, where rival tribes sold black prisoners into slavery.”
Ontario Liberals did such a good job fixing hydro prices, they’re now looking at rent control
Expensive rents are next on the provincial government’s list of pocketbook issues it is planning to attack, because everything we want in life should be affordable.
“It is unacceptable that so many Ontarians are faced with housing costs that are rising dramatically. Families on tight budgets are feeling the pinch of a rental market that is struggling to keep up with demand,” Housing Minister Chris Ballard said Thursday. “That’s why my staff are already developing a plan to address unfair rises in rental costs by delivering substantive rent control reform in Ontario as part of an ongoing review of the Residential Tenancies Act.”
Suspicious cellular activity in D.C. suggests monitoring of individuals’ smartphones
As the discussion over wiretapping and foreign hacking still dominates the conversation in Washington, an unusually high amount of suspicious cell phone activity in the nation’s capital has caught the attention of the Department of Homeland Security, raising concerns that U.S. officials are being monitored by a foreign entity.
Bannon Reads CAMP OF THE SAINTS
The 1973 novel Camp of the Saints by French writer Jean Raspail needs no introduction to VDARE.com readers. We’ve commented on it numerous times. In case you’re completely new to us, and to patriotic immigration reform, the novel tells of a great fleet of poor Third Worlders coming ashore in France, and the French being overwhelmed by them.
The novel — once again, it dates from 1973, when very few people were thinking about these things — the novel is obviously prescient, given the flood of illegals crossing the Mediterranean this past two years, desperate to escape from their wretched lives under black and Muslim supremacy, dreaming of a good life under white supremacy.
Chelsea Clinton joins expanded Expedia board
Travel service Expedia added to its board the daughter of former US president Bill Clinton and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to a public filing posted Friday.
Expedia expanded its board from 13 to 14 members and elected Chelsea Clinton to fill the new position, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Brian Pallister stresses need for asylum seeker aid amidst health deal clash
While Manitoba and Ottawa continue to fight it out over a new health deal, Premier Brian Pallister hopes those negotiations won’t taint the federal government’s willingness to help the province handle an influx of asylum seekers seeking refuge across its borders.
“That would be a most unfortunate linkage,” he told host Terry Milewski on CBC Radio’s The House, when asked whether holding out on the health care deal could jeopardize federal assistance for dealing with the border issue.