Category Archives: WTF?

Germany: Explosion devastates Wuppertal apartment building

An explosion in an apartment building in the western German city of Wuppertal injured 25 people, at least five of them seriously, according to local emergency services.

Police say the blast rocked the multi-story apartment block shortly before midnight on Saturday with a large noise, scaring people in surrounding homes so much they ran out into the street in a panic.

No cause known at this time.


Muslim Rapper With ‘Jihad’ And ‘September 11th’ Albums To Perform At Bataclan

A Muslim rapper with albums titled “Jihad” and “September 11th” is scheduled to perform at France’s Bataclan concert hall, where radical Muslim terrorists gunned down 90 people in 2015.

The rapper, who goes by the stage name Medine, stirred outrage among the French political right after booking his October performance date at the theater, The Express Tribune reported.

Medine has a long history of provocation, releasing a song about “crucifying secularists” just days prior to the 2015 Charlie Hebdo killings. He’s also adopted the inverted “Nazi-like” salute pioneered by Dieudonné, a comedian who encouraged holocaust denial and claimed France is ruled by Jewish “slave drivers,” according to The Guardian.


Go Ahead, Dream Yourself Out Of Office… Many former DREAMers could qualify to come to Canada, Trudeau told

OTTAWA–Many of the so-called DREAMers, some 700,000 young immigrants facing potential expulsion under U.S. President Donald Trump, would qualify to immigrate to Canada, according to a briefing note obtained by the Star.

The note, prepared for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, suggests that “many” of the DREAMers would be able to find a home in Canada under federal and provincial immigration programs.


Toronto Sucks! Ranked worst city for commuting in North America

Toronto is often cited as among the world’s very best cities in which to live, but a new study suggests Canada’s most populous urban centre lags far behind when it comes to commuting.

A report released by U.K.-based business solution company Expert Market reveals Toronto is the worst in North America when it comes to commuting times and sixth worst in the world.

This is a pic outside of my place, the dug up strip had once been home to 4 lovely trees. The city in its “Green Madness” chopped them down to make way for a bike path as part of the removal of Spaghetti Junction (a worthy project), on a stretch of Dundas that sees few, and I mean very few cyclists, we’ve been here 15 years so trust me, it was not and never will be a crying need.


University apologizes after sending email with a quote from Nazi general Erwin Rommel to motivate staff and students

Exeter university has apologized after it sent out an email using a quote from a Nazi general to motivate staff and students.

The message from Exeter University’s career advice service featured a comment from Erwin Rommel, who led Hitler’s war machine in North Africa.

The quote from the German commander, known as the Desert Fox during the Second World War, read: ‘One cannot permit unique opportunities to slip by for the sake of trifles.’


‘I was stoned’: Syrian denies Berlin belt attack on Jew was anti-Semitic

A Syrian man in Berlin has apologized to the victim of a suspected anti-Semitic attack as Germany continues its crackdown on resurgent hostility towards Jews in the country.

The 19-year-old asylum seeker was on trial Tuesday after video emerged of him attacking a youth wearing a kippah in an affluent neighbourhood in the German capital in April. He is alleged to have struck his victim ten times with a belt, wounding him in the face, stomach and leg. The defendant, who denied the attack was anti-Semitic, told the Berlin-Tiergarten District Court he was under the influence of ecstasy at the time.