Continental Breakfast

Merkel’s Bloc Agrees to Limit Number of Refugees Entering Germany

The change of policy comes after the far-right AfD party did well in the German federal elections last month, securing third place and becoming the first far-right party to enter the Bundestag in half a century.

The AfD made significant ground in the elections by playing off fears and concerns about refugees and migration in general, and after the results became clear Ms Merkel said she would try to solve the problems of people who had voted for the party to win their support.

Though a million refugees came to Germany at the height of the refugee crisis, the number has actually tailed off over, with 280,000 welcomed to Germany in the recent year. As a result, if numbers continue to decline, Germany may not have to turn refugees away as part of the policy.

Does anyone believe this is anything beyond an election ploy? 

Science Gone Stupid: Human Extinction Edition

“The probability of global catastrophe is very high,” the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warned in setting the Doomsday Clock 2.5 minutes before midnight earlier this year. On nuclear weapons and climate change, “humanity’s most pressing existential threats,” the Bulletin’s scientists found that “inaction and brinkmanship have continued, endangering every person, everywhere on Earth.”

Every day, it seems, brings with it fresh new horrors. Mass murder. Catastrophic climate change. Nuclear annihilation.

Toronto District School Board’s Dangerous ‘Islamophobia’ Definition Shows Why Canadians Oppose M-103

When M-103 was first introduced, it sparked a strong and sustained backlash from Canadians. As I reported in March, a poll showed that an overwhelming majority of respondents thought M-103 should have been changed to either remove the focus on one religion (40%), or mention all religions (31%). Just 14% wanted it kept as is, a clear rejection of M-103 by the Canadian people.

Yet, the Trudeau government ignored the will of Canadians and pushed ahead, and continued their effort to not only pretend Islamist terrorism isn’t a threat, but suppress the ability of Canadians to speak out against it.

This Is How North Korea Would Start a War (And How Bad It Could Get)

This is the best case for North Korea, but it is important to recall that most analysts judge North Korea’s military as insufficient to defeat the forces of the RoK. The static defenses along the DMZ, combined with the mobility and sophistication of RoK forces, mean that any offensive into South Korea is likely to bog down into a logistical disaster before it can capture Seoul. At that point, attacks along the depth of the North Korean position, combined with a concerted assault on regime targets and the KPA’s command and control network, will likely isolate advance forces and leave them ripe for destruction.

Alan Carter: Kathleen Wynne’s coming Trudeau trouble

At the recent First Ministers’ meeting in Ottawa, Canada’s premiers discovered an uncomfortable truth about conversations with the federal government.

Just because the PM will meet with you, doesn’t mean you’ll be heard.

  • “Does anyone believe this is anything beyond an election ploy?”
    No one in his or her right mind would believe Merkel. The 200,000 figure is not a ceiling, anyway, but a rough measure which can be increased if there are significant national or international events – in other words, if Merkel arbitrarily decides to allow more immigrants, that will be in her power.

    Let us hope that Merkel does not succeed in building her “Jamaican” coalition with the Liberals and the Greens. Then her party will likely oust her from the leadership. Unless the SPD leader Schultz changes his mind and joins her government. A new election, it is said, would likely cause the major parties further erosion, and might improve AfD’s numbers.

    • Watchman

      Merkel can claim all she likes that ‘refugee’ numbers will be limited to 200,000, but due to the Schengen agreement this limit is unenforceable. Everyone knows it, so why is she announcing that number except for placating only the most stupid electors? Is there going to be some bogus compliance such as only registering 200,000 ‘refugees’ in Germany and letting the other 800,000-1,200,000 be registered in other EU countries but living in Germany afterwards?

      • Good point. All this is make believe on her part.

  • About North Korea: it can be crushed by the US-SK-Jpn forces in a few days. A dictatorship such as NK has no chance against free peoples. All that NK can do is cause great harm to SK and others by launching all its missiles, nuclear or conventional, but that would spell its utter destruction, and the end of its suicidal regime.

    • jayme

      I think that that is overly optimistic. Western peoples – even Americans, to some extent – are no longer “free” in the same way that they were say, 30 years ago. They do not believe in Western ideals and even institutions such as the military have been under constant attack from progressives (remember the photos of marines forced to wear high heels by Obama?) This must surely have weakened morale and discipline within Western armed forces. Finally, we have historical examples where troops from unfree, dictatorships did quite well in actual combat (the Vietnam War, for example). America would win, I think (assuming no direct Chinese or Russian intervention) but it would be bloody and difficult.

      • Yes, there are historical precedents. But what I was saying is that if our leaders in their minds make a mountain out of a molehill, then the molehill indeed becomes a mountain. Iran was a bunch of clowns, which Israel and the US could have taken down in days, but the media etc. made Iran look more and more impregnable and our politicians grew afraid to act. Similarly with NK.

        There is a story of a general (in medieval Japan, I think) who found his army facing one ten times as big and strong as his. What did he do? He told his troops that he would consult the gods and ask them who was going to win. Then he came back and told the troops that he was told to flip a coin, and the gods’ reply would be how it fell. He flipped the coin, and it came up with heads, meaning victory. So the troops went out and fought, and won. Of course, the coin had heads on both sides. In war, confidence is half the job done.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      To win, we would have to rediscover the phrase “unconditional surrender” and restore it as a sound military objective.

  • Justin Trudeau does, consciously or subconsciously, want the destruction of Canada and the West. He is indeed a crypto-Muslim, and deserves “Aloha Snackbar” as his nickname.

  • Sharkibark

    Even taking out the almost 3000 killed on 9-11, and random stabbings, axe attacks, and other attacks that killed only 1 person, or injured several but causing no deaths, they are just lying to prove their narrative.

    Since 2007:
    Fort Hood 13 Dead.
    Boston Marathon 6 Dead.
    Chattanooga Shootings 6 Dead.
    San Bernadino 14 Dead.
    Orlando Nightclub 49 Dead.
    Plus all the Canadian, Australian, English & European Dead.

    Liberals proving once again that math is hard.

    • More Americans were killed in Las Vegas in one night than have been killed by radical Islam in the last ten minutes.


      • Ha! More women have been raped in American Universities over the past 25 years, than in the last two minutes in Pakistan.

  • ontario john

    Everyone who works long hours at minimum wage jobs, should be happy that paying tax on their employee discounts, will help little Justin continue to pay for his winter vacations at that private island. Just look at his funny socks and feel better. And in further news that voters in Ontario are totally insane. A recent poll coming out today, will show that although people don’t like Premier Wynne, they will probably still vote for her, because they like all that free stuff.

  • tom_billesley

    Should have worn burkas
    Three Chinese women are stranded at a South Korean airport after travelling for plastic surgery because their swollen bandaged faces don’t match images in their passports.

  • tom_billesley

    The law is an ass.
    Michigan court grants parental rights and joint custody to pedophile rapist.
    Christopher Mirasolo fathered a child when he attacked a 12-year-old girl nine years ago and he now has a right to parenting time, granted by a Michigan court.
    Judge Gregory S. Ross, 24th Circuit Court Family Division of Sanilac County awarded parenting time and joint legal custody to Mirasolo and gave the attacker his victim’s home address.
    But the rapist is understood not to have initiated the case, or to have plans to be involved with the child.
    According to Rebecca Kiessling, who is representing the victim, the sentence for Mirasolo’s crime of rape of a minor should have been at least 25 years behind bars, but he only served a few months, because it was judged as ‘attempted’ rape, though the victim was pregnant.

    • Watchman

      I don’t get it. He was only found guilty of ‘attempted rape’ even though they knew the 12 year old victim was pregnant? Genetic testing of fetus or baby should have been a slam dunk on Statutory Rape, as a 12 year old is legally not able to give permission for sex, and therefore any sex at that age is rape.

      “the victim was ‘screwed over’ because she was told not to press first degree charges, despite being pregnant.” In such cases the victim is normally not given the choice, unless she refused to testify and the case relied on cooperation.

      Six and a half months served time for kidnapping of two girls and rape of at least one of them. Disgusting.

      • tom_billesley

        At least his child support payments will be accumulating in arrears.

        • Watchman

          Does the rapist look like he will ever have enough money to pay all of the child support payments?

          Contrast this, also in The Mirror, is another case where a 25 year old man ‘married’ a 12 year old girl, got her pregnant. “The man, who cannot be named, was jailed for six years today after admitting having sex with a child under the age of 13.”

          • tom_billesley

            I should have explained that failing to pay child support could land him back in prison.

  • tom_billesley

    Cardiff: Gay couple adopt baby girl. One gives up work to stay home, then batters child for several months until her death.
    He referred to the child as “Satan in babygro,”
    I guess his brief will plead postnatal depression.

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  • ontario john

    The news in the Canadian media this morning is the standard leftist drivel. The CBC last night had as its theme, Canadians are racist bastards, and this morning it was Islamophobia is running rampant in Canada. Bell media’s CTV network continues its extensive ongoing promotion of little Justin, and any left wing cause going. And of course we have the Toronto Star. It has stories on how wonderful muslims are, and a rant from Michael Coren that pro lifers ate evil Christians who want to set up a Hands Maid Tale society in Canada.

    • ontario john

      I meant to say are not ate. Although Michael Coren probably eats Christians.

  • mauser 98
    • John Boy

      Like she is going to screen out terrorists.

    • Lol. The world upside down.

      • Clausewitz

        Bizzaro World used to be a DC comic. Now it’s just SOP.

  • CodexCoder

    Trudeau is a puppet. So when you talk to the PM, you are not talking to the people that are pulling the strings, but a brainless figurehead – a deflection. At this moment, we are being ruled by a shadow elite that despise Canada as it currently exists, and are willing to perform any experiment, no matter how ludicrous, to change us into their utopia – a dictatorial socialist state where they hold all the power, shoulder no responsibility, and live in the lap of luxury at our expense. And to all the peons that voted for any Liberal – shame on you. Marry in haste, repent in leisure.

  • CodexCoder

    And if Wynne is having trouble with Trudeau, it is perfect justice for all of the years we in Ontario have had to put up with her and McGuinty.

  • Exile1981

    That mathew guy is an idiot.

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

    According to the left 9/11 never happened.

    • Clausewitz

      Obviously it was done by the Jews.