Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Canuck "conservatives" wimp out, pull anti-border jumpers ad

The Canadian brand of conservatism is pretty thin gruel compared with the chunky stuff which got Donald Trump elected. The leader of the so-called Conservative Party of Canada, Andrew Scheer, is a decent guy, good Catholic with several kids, whose baby face, dimples and short-sleeved madras shirts make him look like a small-town insurance salesman. [What is he, actually? Ed.] He never has a bad word to say about anybody -- even "Mr Socks" -- and is in grave danger of becoming a "Joe Who" footnote to Canadian history.

Mr Scheer's high wimp factor is only a reflection of that of his party, which appears not to understand that its function, as Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, is to be politically incorrect to the degree necessary to counter the exagerrated political correctness of the Trudeau Liberals, which now has the status of political orthodoxy, not to be questioned by anyone, anyone in politics or the (((media))).

The latest PC commandment, handed down by the Somali-born Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (no, I'm not kidding) is that the dark-complected people who cross the Canadian border other than at a port of entry are not "illegal", even though their actions in jumping across the undefended border are clearly in violation of Canadian law. Moreover, it's not Just In Trudeau's fault that they're coming, in their 1000s, from a safe country (the USA) just because Junior tweeted after the election of DJT that all those "fleeing persecution" are welcome in Canada.

The Conservatives have argued (although not very forcefully) that Mr Socks' Tweet is exactly the reason that a large contingent of Mounties has been deployed near St-Bernard-de-Lacolle QC to carry the bags of the "asylum seekers" to the bus which will take them to the welfare offices of Montréal and (they hope) Toronto. See "Canuck Conservatives demand Liberals stop border jumpers", WWW 24/4/18.

Since speaking in Parliament and on the Sunday morning snorefests doesn't seem to be doing any good, the Tories decided to publish an ad calling attention to the problem which the Liberals deny is a problem, let alone a "crisis". So here's what they put up on their Twitter feed yesterday.

In a display of cowardice in the face of the PC police unusual even for Canadians, the Conservatives pulled the ad, even before the day was done. Tory spokesthingy Cory Hann told the CBC (of course!) that the ad was axed because the situation at the border is "not about any one group of people." LMAO. Mr Hann said the image, which shows an actual person of the coloured persuasion illegally crossing over the Canadian border was originally used by a number of media outlets with stories about the surge in asylum seekers. But, he added, the full photo shows the man with a group of people, so they shouldn't have singled out this one guy who happens to be, errr, black.

Walt's challenge to Cory Hann: Search through all the images of illegal border crossers, including the one I used in my post of April 24th, and show me one (1) of the illegals who is not a vizmin. Even a hoser knows what's going on. Why are the Conservatives afraid to depict the truth? Trying to work both sides of the street, perhaps?

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

VIDEO: Canuck government hides failure of Syrian "refugees" to adapt

One of the grandiose, virtue-signalling promises Justin "Mr Socks" Trudeau made on his way to becoming Prime Minister of Canada was that, by the end of 2015, he (meaning the Canadian taxpayer) would welcome ­25,000 "refugees" from the Muslim civil war in Syria. Coming as it did only days after a picture of the corpse of a little kid washed up on the shores of Greece drew tears from right-thinking people all over the world, that promise was a big factor in getting the Gliberals elected.

And so it came to pass that planeloads of "refugees" started arriving in Toronto just in time for Christmas. Mr Socks was prominent in almost daily photo ops with smiling Syrian refugees, such as doctors and, errr, well, never mind. They're all great people, Just In assured a gullible nation, and will make a great contribution to Canada -- so much so that another 25,000 would be welcomed in 2016! "Diversity is our strength" became the Liberal catch-phrase, repeated by Mr T and all his minions day after day, ad nauseam.

Canada's Auditor-General, Michael Ferguson, suggested that the government keep track of the 25,000 or 50,000 refugees they dumped into the middle of the Canadian winter, to see how they were adjusting to life in the Great No-longer-white North. Were the mostly Arabic-speaking refugees learning English or French? Were they working (ha!), going to school, or just sitting in their government-provided houses, receiving social assistance?

It would be nice for Canadian taxpayers to know those things, but a cone of silence has been dropped by the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship -- the name says it all! -- over the fate of the "refugees". After more than two weeks of inquiries by Postmedia, a government flak-catcher acknowledged that the ministry has not produced any report in almost two years on the degree to which the "refugees" have been able to integrate into Canadian society.

In this video (running time 4:10), the Vancouver Sun's Douglas Todd tells of his efforts to get the truth (or any information at all) from the Trudeau Gliberals. Check it out.

Footnote: Did you check out the "man-bun" on the interviewer? The "metrosexual" look, I guess. Gay as 18 balloons...

Monday, July 16, 2018

"Baby Trump" blimp headed for New Jersey?

Interesting item on the mojo wire today. Seems the blimp portraying President Trump as a snarling baby that flew over London last week (see "Non-Muslim baby spotted in London", WWW 15/7/18) could soon be on its way to the clear blue skies of the Garden State, now that anti-Trump activists have raised enough money to bring it to the Excited States.

The long-haired, pimply-faced fanatics claim to have raised more than $8000 on That's almost double the amount they said they needed to get the helium balloon to Bedminster NJ, home of the Trump National Golf Club which President Trump (I say that lest they forget) visits regularly. Organizer Didier Jiminez-Castro (no relation?) said he hoped the balloon would spur enthusiasm for Democratic candidates in November’s mid-term elections.

"Baby Trump will give that punch, that energy that we need for the midterms," said Senor Jiminez Castro. "It’s going to get people out of the house." But not, Walt thinks, out of the country.

Sadly for the anti-Trumpers, the money will be wasted, since Mr Trump will probably not see the blimp. The Federal Aviation Administration places flight restrictions on airspace over Bedminster whenever he visits!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Breaking! Non-Muslim baby spotted in London

From our good friends at The People's Cube.

Hiring based on merit "not really helpful to diversity”, sez prof

A long time ago in a Ford Galaxy far away, one of Walt's agents went to school with a chap named (((Alan Lenczner))). "Black Al", as he was known to his classmates, was an early champion of equal rights for homosexuals, same-sex marriage and diversity in all its other forms. [A loaded phrase, that. Ed.] He is also a first-class litigator, and founder of the Toronto law firm Lenczner Slaght.

The SJWs at Lenczner Slaght have decided, a bit belatedly, to jump on the "blind hiring" bandwagon, and recently sent out a self-congratulatory press release celebrating their enlightenment.

The ultra-PC goal of blind hiring is to judge potential hires exclusively on their abilities. No personal information about the candidate is to be considered, so anything that might identify candidates by gender, race, ethnicity, nationality or virtually anything is carefully scrubbed from their résumés.

Lenczner Slaght plans to remove every name from every résumé submitted as part of its 2019 summer student hiring process. Partner Shara Roy says that should prevent unconscious bias from seeping into hiring decisions and knocking white women and men and women of colour out of the running on the basis of non-white and non-male sounding names. "It’s not a magic bullet," she says, but is the firm's way of "trying to translate diversity within law schools into diversity on Bay Street." And it's a good bit of virtue signalling, as well.

But does it work?Does name-blind hiring make it easier or harder to diversify industries dominated by white people? Professor Eddy Ng, of Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, says the answer isn't that simple. "Name-blind hiring only works if you have implicit bias." In other words, if you're pure and righteous, colour-blind and gender-blind, it doesn't make any difference.

And there's an unintended consequence. If you're into affirmative action, not knowing the name, gender, race etc of applicants can defeat your efforts to put straight white males at the bottom of the totem pole. In 2017 the Liberal government of Canuckistan tried concealing personal information — name, citizenship, phone number, address, languages spoken, religious references, and educational institution — on job applications, and found fewer people of colour actually made it through the first screening round than when that information was front and centre.

That's where you have to really know why you're using it, says the good professor: Do you want to diversify or do you want to counter implicit bias? There's a risk of people using it to legitimize their hiring process without actually diversifying, he adds. "They can say, 'Hey look, we keep hiring certain groups of people but it's not our fault because we went through this process where we treated everybody fairly. It's sort of like hiring in the dark. You're hiring essentially based on merit and that's not really helpful to diversity."

I, Walt, added the emphasis to that last sentence. When it comes to treating people fairly in today's politically correct world, that's all ye know and all ye need to know.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Anti-Trumpers' hair all ablaze over Kavanaugh nomination

President Donald Trump (still loving the sound of it!) went one prime-time TV last night to announce his nominatin of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh has impeccable credentials, having clerked for outgoing Supreme Anthony Kennedy and served as White House Staff Secretary during the Presidency of George W. Bush. He also played a lead role in drafting the Starr Report, which urged the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

Predictably, the POTUS' signature was barely dry on the nomination when the (((controlled media))) and liberal bloviators began their campaign against Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation. Mere seconds after the conclusion of the presidential address to the nation, weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth were heard throughout the land. Typical was a statement released by the far-left PAC Democracy for America, which called Judge Kavanaugh a "reactionary ideologue" whose confirmation would "directly lead to the deaths of countless women with the dismantling of abortion rights."

Elsewhere, an organization (?) styling itself "the Women's March" said ominously: "Trump’s announcement today is a death sentence for thousands of women in the United States. Stripping a woman’s ability to make decisions about her own body is state violence. We cannot let this stand. We will raise our voices and take to the streets." In an embarrassing blunder, though, the Women's March statement began: "In response to Donald Trump's nomination of XX to the Supreme Court" -- indicating that the group didn't expect to have to change its pre-written press release, no matter who was nominated.

Last night the Canadian Broadcorping Castration devoted nearly ten minutes of The National (its nightly newscast) to a panel (including a woman and a black man, of course) who "analyzed" the effect on Canada of the nomination of an "arch-conservative" to the American Supreme Court. And this morning the Clinton News Network weighed in with a piece headed "Red state Democrats can easily oppose Beltway Brett Kavanaugh".

And so it begins. The anti-Trump, anti-Kavanaugh ads have already been produced, and time and space booked, paid for by (((you know who))). Expect a down-and-dirty campaign against the President's nominee. But don't expect confirmation to fail! First Neil Gorsuch, now Brett Kavanaugh. A dramatic and long-lasting rightward shift on the Supreme Court -- that's what is beginning!

Further reading
: "Hollywood Resistance Freaks over Kavanaugh Nomination: ‘Will Cement the First American Dictatorship’", by Jerome Hudson, Breitbart News, 10/7/18.

Confederate flag to fly at SC statehouse today

Today, a group protesting the hasty and ultra-PC decision of South Carolina's governor to remove the Confederate battle flag from its place in front of the statehouse will unfurl the banner once again. Walt can't make it to Columbia but will be there in spirit!

The South Carolina Secessionist Party will fly the Confederate flag on a temporary pole for several hours, to mark the third anniversary of the removal of the honoured symbol of states' rights. The SCSP says it will go on doing so every July 10th, so that a year will not pass without the Glorious War of the Secession being memorialized.

The flag to be raised, shown in the picture at right, is not the Stars and Bars, as many people mistakenly think. It is a version of the battle flag of the Confederate armies, carried proudly by legion of young men who died for the cause. If you believe in the values these men died for, don't be afraid to display the flag on your cars or at your homes. The times they are a-changin', and (Walt hopes) the end of political correctness is in sight.

Monday, July 9, 2018

9th anniversary of WWW

Ed. reminds me that I should have said something about our ninth anniversary. A mention is past due, since my first post was actually on 3 July 2009. How the time flies when you're having fun!

I must admit that I have kind of slacked off this month, what with other anniversaries -- American independence and Canadian "independence" -- and events demanding my attention and, indeed, my corporeal presence. I will write more when I am feeling a little better!

Friday, July 6, 2018

VIDEO: Trump will pay $1 million if "Pocahantas" proves she's an Indian

This morning we've got a really great video clip from the campaign trail. Speaking at a campaign rally in Montana yesterday, President Trump unveiled the "secret" debate tactic which he'll use against Democratic presidential challenger Senator Elizabeth Warren in the unlikely event he goes mano-a-mano with her in the 2020 presidential electioni. Ms Warren has repeatedly claimed to be of Native American [formerly "Indian". Ed.] heritage, and parlayed her self-proclaimed minority heritage into a tenured position as a professor at Harvard Law School. But there is no credible evidence, documentary or genetic, that supports Senator Warren's claim, which is why POTUS delights in calling her "Pocahontas". Here's the clip.

Breitbart News broke the story of Ms Warren's dubious claim in 2012. The Native American wannabe dreamed up her ancestry for inclusion in the Pow Wow Chow Cookbook -- not kidding about that title -- published in 1984. All the documentary evidence produced since then shows that her Native American heritage is exactly zero percent (0%).

However, since no-one called her on it, Ms Warren began listing herself as a minority in the 1986-1987 Association of American Law Schools Directory of Faculty, a claim she continued to make in that publication until the mid-90s. Thus she was able to rise from her gig at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, to a full-time, tenured position as a professor at Harvard Law School in 1995. And come election time, who could help but vote for a HLS professor? Shows you the power of a well-written résumé!

Walt hopes Senator Warren gets the Democratic nomination in 2020. I pledge, God helping me, to stay alive and awake for the debate, just to see President Trump do this. I've already made the popcorn, which I'll pop into the freezer [Geddit? Ed.] until then.

Headlines from the Islamic kingdom of Britain

Queen Elizabeth II may still be alive, but the government which rules Once-great Britain in her name has pretty much abdicated in favour of Islamist fanatics intent on turning the septic isle into an Islamic republic, complete with Sharia law. Do you doubt it? Cast your eyes on a few headlines from the British tabloid press.

The person who put together this montage asks "When will we wake up?" Walt suggests this answer: You ARE awake. This is not a dream. It's too late now...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Down the road to Canuckistan: Trudeau gives C$23M to Islamists

Agent 6 has recommended [more than once! Ed.] that I follow Tarek Fatah in Canada's Sun newspapers. I don't do so religiously [because the Sun has a paywall? Ed.], but I have a look occasionally to read some uncommon common sense from a follower of the Prophet. And Mr Fatah often picks up a story which is neglected or censored by the lamestream media for reasons of political correctness or... wait for it... M-103. Case in point: "Islamic Relief and other Islamist groups to receive $23M", in the Toronto Sun, 3/7/18.

Motion 103 (M-103), it will be remembered [If not, use the search tool to find previous references on WWW. Ed.] was a supposedly non-binding motion in the 42nd Parliament of Canuckistan, stating that the members of the House of Commons called on the Government of Canada (Just In Trudeau, Prop.) to condemn Islamophobia in Canada. It also called on the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to carry out a study on how racism and religious discrimination can be reduced and collect data on hate crimes. The motion was introduced by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid, pictured with her Dear Leader. Ms Khalid, an immigrant from south Asia, was elected in a riding where the majority of voters hail from... wait for it... south Asia.

Mr Fatah reports that on the afternoon of June 27th, while most of Canada was at work or dozing in the sun, Ms Khalid called a sparsely-attended presser in her constituency office (Parliament being conveniently taking a summer break) to announce that Junior's alleged government was going to pour an additional C$23,000,000 (over $17 million in real money) down the rathole that passes for its multiculturalism program.

With no (((controlled media))) among the two dozen or so Pakistani-Canadians in attendance to ask any questions, Ms Khalid boasted that her "hard work has resulted into tangible action." And, she said, among the groups who will receive yet more Canuck taxpayers' dollars are:
- The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a former branch of the US-based Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) that was named in 2008 as an unindicted co-conspirator connected to the largest terror-funding trial in American history.
- Islamic Relief, a worldwide charity accused by Middle East Forum, Israel and even the United Arab Emirates of links to Islamist extremism.

Mr Fatah admits there is no solid record that the Canadian arms of these two organizations have contributed to current "problematic behaviour" (read: terrorism). All the same, Mr Fatah and his Sun colleague Farzana Hassan, as well as other Muslim critics of Islamism, have been warning ever since the motion was introduced that M-103 was much more than the victimhood culture of guilt being forced onto ordinary Canadians.

On June 27th, Mr Fatah writes, the anti-Islamists [Notice he didn't say "Islamophobes"! Ed.] saw their fears come true. While Islamists will receive millions to conduct their Sharia agenda in Canada, Muslim critics of jihad, polygamy, FGM and Sharia have been left on their own to fight global Islamofascism.

Dear reader, you can follow the link above to find out what Ms Khalid had to say in response to questions from Mr Fatah. [Spoiler alert! Nothing! Ed.] I leave you with this excellent meme which I scraped from a blog I do read regularly: Blazing Cat Fur.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Celebrate Independence Day - America is becoming great again!


to all our American readers

from Walt, Poor Len [and Ed.! Ed.]

Further reading: "The Left needs to face reality: Trump is winning", by Michael Goodwin, New York Post, 30/6/18.

VIDEO: Poland won't take Muslim illegal migrants - "Not even one!"

Channel 4 is a British "public-service" television broadcaster that joined the lamestream media in 1982. Although largely commercially self-funded, it is ultimately publicly owned, so, like PBS, slavishly follows the liberal progressive party line. Populism bad; Trump bad; racism bad. Merkel good; refugees good; multiculturalism wonderful!

One of Channel 4's featured propaganda pieces stars presenter Cathy Newman, who became famous a few months ago for a train-wreck interview with Canadian professor Jordan Peterson, who set her straight about what he (and real conservatives) believe.

A few days ago, Ms Newman interviewed Polish legislator Dominik Tarczyński on the subject of Europe's migrant crisis. Ms Newman called Mr Tarczyński a racist -- what else? -- for being happy that his government has refused to take a single illegal migrant, which is what his Law and Justice Party (Pis) promised before recent elections.

The Channel 4 presenter demanded to know how many "refugees" Poland had taken, to which Mr Tarczyński replied, "Zero."
"And you’re proud of that?" queried the obviously "triggered" interviewer.
"If you are asking me about Muslim illegal immigrants, none, not even one, will come to Poland," replied the adamant solon. "We took over two million Ukrainians — who are working, who are peaceful — in Poland. We will not receive even one Muslim, because this is what we promised.... This is why our government was elected; this is why Poland is so safe, this is why we have not had even one terror attack!"

Here's the video. As you watch, ask yourself who's smarter -- the Poles and President Trump or the leaders of western Europe and Canuckistan. Stupid question!

Further viewing
: You'll find the highlight from Cathy Newman's interview with Jordan Peterson here. "'Gotcha!' - Jordan Peterson ties feminist SJW in knots", WWW 26/1/18.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Wife of Muslim blogger jailed in Saudi Arabia becomes Canadian citizen, calls for burqa ban

This morning, an intereting story appeared on the news website of Canada's Global TV, but not on the state-owned CBC News site. For Canucks who only have access to the Canadian Broadcorping Castration, Walt will précis the story. You can figure out for yourself why the CBC didn't run it.

Here (at right) you see a Muslim lady by the name of Ensaf Haidar, who, along with her three children, celebrated Canada Day (July 1st) by becoming a citizen of Canuckistan. She is married to Raif Badawi, depicted in the poster at left. Mr Badawi, who lived in Saudi Arabia, had the temerity to publish a blog -- always a dangerous avocation -- which was found by the Saudi princes to have "insulted Islam through electronic channels" -- a heinous offence under Sharia law.

Mr Badawi got a fair trial (under Sharia law, of course) and was condemned to seven years in prison and 600 lashes. The prosecutors thought that a mere slap on the wrist -- or back, perhaps -- and appealed. The sentence was later raised to 10 years in prison, 1000 lashes and a monetary fine. Three years after her husband was slapped into the Saudi dungeons, Ms Haidar and her children fled the ultra-Islamic kingdom and took refuge in Sherbrooke, QC, from where she has been campaigning hard for his release. Her pleas for the assistance of "Mr Socks" and his government have so far fallen on deaf ears.

Ms Haidar used the occasion of becoming a Canuck to post on Twitter a suggestion to Ontario's incoming premier, Doug Ford, that he follow the lead of la Belle Province outlaw the wearing in government settings, schools, banks, hospitals and public transportation of the burqa and the niqab -- Islamic head coverings that mask the wearer's face.

Quebec's Bill 62, which came into law in October but has yet to be fully implemented owing to the obstruction of liberal activist judges, doesn't specifically mention burqas or niqabs, but forbids people from covering their faces while providing and receiving public services. Similar laws have been enacted in France, the Netherlands, and Denmark.

In a statement to Global News, Ms Haidar said she wanted to use her first day as a Canadian citizen to raise awareness about the plight of women forced to abide by Sharia, or traditional Islamic law.

"As a Canadian who was born in Saudi Arabia under laws of Sharia where human rights are non-existent, I realised the power mysognist [sic] men [have] over powerless women with no rights. As a refugee in Québec and Canada I have noticed the fast growth of Islamist groups loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and Saudi clergy imposing the Burqa and enforcing Niqab on girls and women as political flags to mark jihadi territory.

"Nowhere in Islam is a woman required to cover her face. This is medievalist mysoginy [sic] that treats women as animals and property of men and shamed into attire that befits slavery, not humanity. It is for this reason that on the first day as a Canadian I have raised the issue of banning the Burqa and Niqab in Ontario as I feel Premier Ford is a man who will listen to my plea and end the war by deception being waged by Islamists against Canadian values."

Anyone who can figure out why this story has not appeared on CBC News is invited to write the answer on the back of a postage stamp and send it to Walt at the usual address.

Further reading: "Hijab, niqab, burqa -- what's the difference?", WWW 28/7/10 -- still one of Walt's most-viewed posts!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

French ambassador to Hungary speaks truth about Orbán, Muslims, risks firing

According to the BFMTV website, Emmanuel Macron, the diminutive president of the French Republic, has his hair on fire over a confidential note from Eric Fournier, the French ambassador to Hungary, which has mysteriously been leaked to the meeja. In a memo to the Élysée Palace (where M Macron lives with his motherly spouse), M Fournier praised the migrant policies of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, calling him a "model for Europe".

M Fournier described the Hungarian migration policy as "having anticipated the problems posed by illegal migratory movements", and excoriated "Anglo-Saxon and French media", saying, "Any democratically elected regime that does not correspond to their worldview [is called] 'populist'." That, of course, is the latest term of opprobrium used to describe the policies of leaders like Donald Trump and Doug Ford. Why? Because, to the surprise of the gliberals, "populist" policies have proven themselves popular!

In the note, which was copied to top officials of the European Union, Ambassador Fournier condemned what he called the "Magyarphobie" [Hungarian-phobia] of many western European politicians. And he defended the Hungarian government against allegations of anti-Semitism, saying that the "true modern anti-Semitism" belongs to "Muslims of France and Germany."

When the French broadcaster approached Président Macron for comment on the leaked note, he slammed his ambassador, saying, "In no way do I share the words that you just mentioned and that you have revealed." He added that if such comments had been made in public the situation would be very different. "Cet ambassadeur aurait-il tenu publiquement ces propos," he said, "il aurait été révoqué sur le champ." Translated, he meant that M Fournier would have found himself back in Paris, up to his neck in what the French call dou-dou.

Further reading:
"Orban: 'We Will Build a 21st Century Christian Democracy, Not Rebuild a Shipwrecked Liberal Democracy'", Breitbart News, 12/5/18.
"A stark warning to the West from Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán", WWW 16/3/18.
"Bulgarian Prime Minister: Close Europe’s Borders, Imprison Illegals, Deport Them Back to Africa", Breitbart News, 2/7/18. Lead paragraph: "Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borissov has said the migrant crisis can be solved if the EU can seal its external border, detain illegal migrants already present, and deport them back to where they came from."

Happy Canada Day / Bonne fête du Canada

Walt, Poor Len [and/et Ed! Ed.]
wish all our Canadian readers*
souhaitent à tous nos lecteurs canadiens
Happy Canada Day
Bonne fête du Canada

* Residents of the United States of America please add 25% customs duty

BONUS!!! Thanks and a tip o' the toque to Agent 6 for sending along the link to 151 little-known facts for Canada's 151st birthday, from MSN.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Mysterious meeting between WH bigshots and former Canadian PM

Here's the lead of a story which appeared this afternoon on the CBC News website, headed: "Stephen Harper expected to meet Trump's top economic adviser in Washington amid trade tensions".

Former prime minister Stephen Harper is poised to meet with two top Trump administration officials in Washington against a backdrop of fractious talk over tariffs.... Harper is expected to travel to Washington on Monday, July 2, and has scheduled meetings with Larry Kudlow — the director of the National Economic Council and Trump's go-to economic adviser — and John Bolton, the president's national security adviser, according to multiple sources who spoke to CBC News on the condition of anonymity.

Walt's innocent question: Why do "two top Trump administration officials" suddenly want to talk with Mr Harpoon, who, since his defeat in October of 2015, has been merely a private citizen of Canuckistan? Could it be that the Americans have had enough of Just In Trudeau and his angry little woman sidekick Chrystia Freeland? Have they let it be known that if Canada wants to bug out of the upcoming trade war and salvage some kind of free trade deal with the US of A, they need to send someone to the table who can talk common sense, not gender ideology/global warming/"fair trade" nonsense?

In the immortal words of Bugs Bunny, "Ehhhhh... could be!" Stay tuned.

Annapolis mass murder not Trump's fault - media types disappointed

This is an update of Walt's bare-bones report on the mass murder at the offices of the Capital-Gazette, in Annapolis MD, first posted just after 1700. At that point the body count was 5 dead and 7 wounded, some seriously. Local cops were keeping shtum about the suspect they had taken into custody, supposedly because he had mutilated his fingertips making it difficult to identify him by fingerprints.

Similarly, nobody was saying anything about the shooter's possible motivation. I suggested three possibilities:

- Crazed Islamic terrorist protesting President Trump's "Muslim ban", upheld Tuesday by the Supreme Court. But there are no reports of shouts of "Allahu akbar!" being heard.

- Crazed anti-Trumper protesting President Trump's "Muslim ban" after hearing the ladies of The View denigrate the ban, the President, and SCOTUS, all in one breath.

- Crazed... something or somebody else... maybe an ex-employee who went postal. Who knows?

The (((controlled media))) were quick to jump to the first or second conclusion, leaning to the second when it was learned that the killer was a white man. All too typical was Rob Cox, Global Editor for Thomson Reuters' Breakingviews who tweeted (@rob1cox): "This is what happens when @realDonaldTrump calls journalists the enemy of the people. Blood is on your hands, Mr. President. Save your thoughts and prayers for your empty soul."

Imagine the consternation of Mr Cox (and all the other liberal meeja types who were writing their own similar messages) when the shooter was revealed, by the Baltimore Sun, the owners of the Capital-Gazette, to be 38-year-old "Jarrod W. Ramos, a man with a longstanding dispute with the newspaper." Mr Ramos filed a defamation lawsuit against the paper and one of its columnists in 2012.

Mr Cox has since deleted his tweet and acknowledges "jumping to a conclusion." Although Mr Ramos appears not to be an ex-employee of the newspaper, I think my third guess is close enough to raise my lifetime pct to .989. Keep that in mind any time you want to know what's really going on.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

HS principal reported to HR police over "Black List"

Peggy Aitchison, the principal of the Etobicoke (Ontario) School of the Arts, has found out the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished, especially when the do-gooder is an educated white woman (read: Ms Aitchison) and the beneficiaries are less-educated black yoof.

The ESA is a surprisingly elitist high school run by the loony left Toronto District School Board, where students (of all races, faiths, yada yada, of course) can study drama [Perhaps to become future prime ministers? Ed.], meeja, film-making, music and dance -- all the artsy-fartsy stuff that will make them underproductive citizens when (if?) they grow up.

Pictures of the ESA student body reveal that the majority of the kids are white, which may or may not be odd since white folks are a minority in the Greater [sic] Toronto Area. But some of the students are black, or, as the Toronto Red Star styles it, "Black". And some of those kids -- the Black kids -- are, errr, underachieving. Concerned about how to bring these yoofs up to the level of their peers, Peggy Aitchison compiled a list of all "students of colour" at the school, which she passed out to teachers so they could give the underachievers extra help. You can see what's coming, can't you?

George Brown [sic], the parent of an 18-year-old student at ESA, found out about what he calls the "Black list", and filed what he says is a "human rights claim" against both Principal Aitchison and the TDSB. "It took the photos of the black students in the yearbook and places it beside their names," he told CTV News. "It is not being done on the basis of collected data. It is profiled!"

Mr Brown went on to explain that the list also placed students in categories based on mixed race. "You were in a different kind of category, as if you had some kind of white in your background, maybe you aren't, I guess, stupid. But you were put in another list is you were black from Africa or Jamaica." Hmmm.

At a meeting of parents earlier this month, Ms Aitchison admitted to creating the list, and apologized profusely, in the grand old Canadian tradition, saying that she only meant to help measure achievement at the school. "Upon reflection and discussion with others," she said, "I recognized that this was a limited, flawed, and ultimately inappropriate approach to identifying gaps in supports and so, that very same day, I retracted that compilation that was based solely on perception."

Mr Brown told CTV he doesn't accept the apology because her explanation "wasn't enough" for him. He and his son (who Walt assumes was on the Black list) say they want the TDSB to provide human rights training to all staff and to provide assurances that no more lists like the one found at ESA will ever be created. And they want Ms Aitchison should apologize to every student on the list individually.

Ms Aitchison responded by asking to be transferred to another school, and the TDSB said "So let it be written; so let it be done."

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Hyuge victory for POTUS: SCOTUS upholds "Muslim ban"... AGAIN

The anti-Trump coalition of snowflakes, SJWs, eco-wienies, lawyers, gliberal activists and Democratic politicians didn't give up easily. When President Trump kept his election promise in January of 2017 by issuing an executive order banning travel from certain Muslim-majority countries, they followed the grand old American traditions of (a) yapping on The View, (b) demonstrating and (c) suing. See "Trump keeps his promises; panic ensues", WWW 29/1/17.

At first they enjoyed some success with (c), as various judges -- Democratic appointees all -- signalled their virtue by striking down the order on whatever grounds they could think of. Injunctions followed, requiring the administration to stop being Islamophobic and open the doors to nationals of such peaceful and stable shitholes as Iran, Syria, Libya and Somalia. Imagine the anti-Trumpers' consternation, then, when in December the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the injunctions and ruled that the principal case, Hawaii v. Trump, should be heard on its merits. See "Winning bigly: SCOTUS upholds POTUS travel ban", WWW 5/12/17.

In an unusual burst of energy and speed, SCOTUS proceeded immediately to hear argument in that case, and today handed down its verdict, ruling in favour of President Trump in a 5-4 decision. The Supremes said that permanent entry restrictions on citizens of various terror-prone (read: Islamic) nations (read: shitholes) codified in Presidential Proclamation 9645 are fully consistent with the Immigration and Nationality Act as well as the Establishment Clause of the Constitution of the United States.

Citing an earlier case, Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, said that the admission and exclusion of foreign nationals is a "fundamental sovereign attribute exercised by the Government's political departments largely immune from judicial control", and that the President has extraordinarily broad discretion under 8 U.S.C. § 1182(f) to exclude aliens when he believes it is in the nation’s best interest so to do.

As for the argument that Presidential Proclamation 9645 is racist, Islamophobic, yada yada, and therefore contrary to the equal rights provisions of the Constitution and other equal rights legislation, SCOTUS ruled that the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution permits POTUS' policy, because the Proclamation gives a "religion-neutral" explanation -- the policy is intended to better secure America's border and therefore the American people -- which, on its face, is legitimate. If you come from Iran, it doesn't matter if you're a Muslim or a Christian or a Zoroastrian (look it up). You're out!

The sounds you hear on The View and in places like Dearborn MI and Burbank CA (see "Where's Mohammed?" map below) are weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth over an indisputable (literally) Trump victory, plus the frying of brains trying to think up ways of smuggling more followers of the Prophet -- all of them peace-loving, of course -- into the US of A. The Supreme Court has ruled, but the Islamic jihad against America is far from over.

Monday, June 25, 2018

1000s of migrants turned back, left to die in desert

You think -- or rather, the lamestream media leads you to believe -- that the Paranoid States of America treats illegal immigrants badly? Being detained for a few weeks and then given a hearing, with at least a chance of being allowed to stay is nothing, nothing compared with what happens to border jumpers in other parts of the world. Like Africa, for instance, where this picture was taken.

This is what happened to more than 13,000 would-be "refugees" and aslyum-seekers who tried to cross from central Africa -- shitholes like Congo and Nigeria -- northward through Niger and Mali into Algeria, from where they would go to Libya, get on rickety boats and then be rescued by well-meaning Europeans and dumped onto the shores of Italy, Greece or Malta, who only occasionally turn them back. See "New Italian government turns back boatload of 'refugees'", WWW 11/6/18.

Getting across the Mediterranean is nothing compared to the difficulty of getting across Algeria, according to the latest report to have the do-gooders and (((controlled media))) wringing their hands. In the past 14 months, newly-released statistics say, the Algerian government -- Algeria is a majority Muslim state, by the way -- has abandoned more than 13,000 people in the Sahara Desert, expelling them without food or water and forcing them to walk, sometimes at gunpoint, under a blistering sun. Some get their just desserts [Let's not make light of this. Ed.] and die.

Algeria has increased the number and rate of mass expulsions since last fall, as the European Union renewed pressure on north African countries to head off migrants going north to Europe. One of the "Brussels sprouts" (as Private Eye calls them) said the EU was aware of what Algeria was doing, but that sovereign countries can expel migrants as long as they comply with international law. Quite true. And that goes for the USA and even Canada, although Canuckistan's Liberal government seems unaware that they could actually close their border if they wanted to.

Algeria provides no figures for its involuntary expulsions, but the number of people crossing on foot to Niger has been increasing since the International Organization for Migration started counting in May 2017, when 135 people were dropped, to as high as 2888 in April 2018. In all, according to the IOM, a total of 11,276 men, women and children survived the march. At least another 2500 were forced on a similar trek into neighbouring Mali, with an unknown number succumbing along the way.

Just to be clear, the key word in the IOM's full name is "for" -- not "against". According to its own website, the organization "is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental [promote] humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all." That's "promote", meaning "encourage", "support", "assist", the opposite of "discourage" or "deter", in spite of the fact that literally millions of mostly Muslim economic migrants from the Middle East and Africa are overrunning Europe, to the detriment of all.

Further reading: "Merkel government could fall over failed open-border policy", WWW 19/6/18.

Friday, June 22, 2018

"The Simpsons" saw it coming

Further reading: "Border Hysteria Delivers Disastrous Week for Establishment Media", by John Nolte, Breitbart News, 25/6/18.
Closing quote: Obama separated children for eight years and the media did not care, which proves this entire narrative is a hoax.
The ONLY way to keep families together is to release these illegal alien families into the American interior. The media will not tell you that, but they know that is the case, and that is what they want.

Anti-Trump fake news (and other BS) - MAKE IT STOP!

You've seen it, right... the cover of the upcoming issue of TIME which implies... strongly... that President Trump is singlehandedly and personally responsible for tearing a two-year-old toddler from the arms of her illegal immigrant mother? Did you see the one on the left, from the June 16th Daily News, which makes the same point rather less subtly.

The Washington Post and the Clinton News Network were quick to lavish praise on TIME's cover design when it was released yesterday, calling it "powerful" and "resonant". CNN had a long article in which the writer raved that the cover "shows the compassion gap that exists between the Trump administration's 'zero-tolerance' border policy and the real-life people that are affected."

Unfortunately for the (((controlled media))) in general and TIME in particular, CBS News actually did a little fact-checking, reporting today that one of the border agents who encountered the girl and her mother told them [CBS] that little Yanela Denise was crying due to thirst and lack of sleep. "We were patrolling the border. It was after 10 o'clock at night," border agent Carlos Ruiz said. "We asked her to set the kid down in front of her, not away from her, she was right in front of we can properly search the mother. So the kid immediately started crying as she set her down. I personally went up to the mother and asked her 'Are you doing OK? Is the kid OK?' and she said, 'Yes. She's tired and thirsty. It's 11 o'lock at night."

But wait (as Vince Offer used to say), there's more. The border agent said the little girl and her mother were together... right? Right. And that's the way the girl's father tells it too! Other meeja types caught up with Denis Javier Varela Hernandez, who was still in the family's native Honduras. He told them he'd learned that his daughter and her mother weren't separated at all, but detained at a facility in Texas.

Sandra Sanchez, the girl's mother, had previously been deported to Honduras in 2013. According to Mr Hernandez, she left without telling him she was taking Yanela with her and he was unable to contact her. Then he saw the picture on the news. "You can imagine how I felt when I saw that photo of my daughter," he told the UK's Daily Mail. "It broke my heart. It's difficult as a father to see that, but I know now that they are not in danger. They are safer now than when they were making that journey to the border."

Today TIME admitted they'd blotted their copybook in this "correction":

But, TIME said in a lightning-fast reverse, "The June 12 photograph of the 2-year-old Honduran girl became the most visible symbol of the ongoing immigration debate in America for a reason. Under the policy enforced by the administration, prior to its reversal this week, those who crossed the border illegally were criminally prosecuted, which in turn resulted in the separation of children and parents. Our cover and our reporting capture the stakes of this moment." So that's all right, then.

"Callous. Soulless. Craven." Yes indeed, lovers of liberty everywhere. Trump is a monster. That's what TIME and the rest of the lamestream media would have you think, and they've been hammering away at that theme every blessed day since Mr Trump was elected. It doesn't matter what POTUS says or does because it's evil, pure evil, all the time. And that goes for his family too, as witness the hoorah over what was written on the back of Melania Trump's coat when she went to visit the holding facilities in TX to see for herself if all the fuss is justified. The New York Times headlined (((Vanessa Friedman's))) piece, "Melania Trump, Agent of Coat Chaos".

Dear readers, arentcha getting sick, sore and tired of the endless negativity, the ceaseless bashing and trashing of President Trump, his family and all his works? Watching or listening to the "news" on any outlet except Fox (or Canada's The Rebel) makes me want to SCREAM. So it was that I was delighted to read the following "report" on The Onion, yesterday. I quote their earnest plea for an end to all this in its entirety, except for one edit to delete a blasphemous (but common) expression of exasperation. Couldn't have said it better myself.

Claiming that they just couldn't stand this bullshit anymore, Americans across the country confirmed Thursday that someone, anyone needs to please, just make it stop. "Please, please, please, we're begging you here, just put an end to it immediately," said sources, noting that it had all gone way, way too far and they would do almost anything for even a few glorious minutes of respite. "We're on our hands and knees, pleading with you to make it all go away once and for all. What's it going to take? [Blasphemy deleted], just stop it! Stop it right now!" At press time, sources confirmed that they knew deep down it was never going to stop.

Further reading: "Border Hysteria Delivers Disastrous Week for Establishment Media", by John Nolte, Breitbart News, 25/6/18.

Good news! Martin the tortoise reunited with owner

In this week when all the talk -- in the (((controlled media))) at least -- has been about families being ripped apart by the people who don't want America to be inundated by third-world immigrants, it's nice to have a good news story. This one is about a pet being returned to his/her/its owner after having run away from home and been missing for 11 months.

The tortoise named Martin went missing from his Oakville ON home in July 2017, and was just recently reunited with his owners, Rachelle Green and her husband Daniel Kneblewski recently.

Ms Green, who plastered the small city west of Toronto with flyers when her beloved pet escaped by crawling under her backyard fence, said she received a phone call from the Oakville and Milton Humane Society, asking whether Martin had ever been found. "It kind of shocked me since it had been such a long time," she said.

According to the report on the Inside Halton website, the caller told Ms Green that Martin "was found by a man gardening about two blocks down the road from where we live."

One of the tortoise's shell sections had a small birth defect, and as she looked him over, she saw that first old scar in his shell and she burst into tears, realizing this was indeed Martin. "I vividly remembered certain markings that only my little Martin had," she told the press. "After 11 months of some sort of adventure that only Martin will ever know, his journey brought him home. If only he could talk!"

Although Martin was unable to tell what happened to him, a gentleman called Ms Green four days after the joyous reunion to say that he was the man who had dropped Martin at the humane society. He told her he found Martin while he was gardening in his backyard, about two blocks away.

The man's son had wanted to keep the tortoise, but when he took Martin to the humane society for advice on feeding and care, they immediately seized him. He shared the story with friends at a neighbourhood bar, and that's when he heard the story of Martin, and phoned the number listed on the flyers that had been distributed during the lengthy search. (The missing tortoise story had also appeared in a local newspaper -- the Oakville Beaver -- and that's all I'll say about that!)

Ms Green said she and her spouse had searched the neighbourhood for months. Initial reports when he first went missing stated that a man had been seen scooping him up from the lawn of his Bridge Road home, and apparently headed to the lake to release him. It's a good thing that report was unfounded, as Martin is a desert tortoise and can't swim.

Ms Green reckons that Martin managed to stay warm this past winter, perhaps under someone's deck, close to a heating source, where he would have hibernated until the warmth of spring hit. Her husband believes differently, thinking someone took him in, then later Martin escaped, or was set free. Whatever the case, Ms Green said her newly fenced yard, and a GPS tracking device, will prevent him from going missing again, and she’s just thrilled that Martin is back home, ready for another season of gardening.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Merkel government could fall over failed open-border policy

June is proving to be a worse-than-usual month for discredited German Chancellor [pro tem] Angela Merkel as she struggles to keep her government from breaking up over her disastrous open borders policy, under which well over a million undesirable and unassimilable Muslim "refugees" and asylum-seekers have invaded das Vaterland in less than four years.

Frau Merkel is in a stand-off with her ally, Horst Seehofer, leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister-party to her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU), and now Interior Minister in her tottering federal government. The row is centered on Herr Seehofer's asylum system reform plan, under which migrants who have already been registered as asylum-seekers in another European Union country would be turned away at the German border. Frau Merkel opposes such a ban, fearing that other countries will impose similar border controls.

Yesterday the CSU leadership agreed to delay introducing their entry ban until after a European summit to be held at month-end, allowing Frau Merkel time to seek an EU-wide solution. The compromise means Herr Seehofer can introduce immediate expulsion for people who have already been turned back at Germany's borders. "We wish the chancellor much luck," Herr Seehofer said at a presser in Munich. "This is not about winning time or anything like that but rather that in July, if there is no result at European level, we must implement this – that is a question for the functioning of our constitutional state."

Also on Monday, President Donald Trump, defending his own tough anti-immigrant polices, waded into the Germany debate on Monday with a series of tweets criticising Frau Merkel's open-border policy as a "big mistake" that had fuelled crime in Europe. POTUS wrote: "We don't want what is happening with immigration in Europe to happen with us!" And then this:

Further reading:
"Migrant overload spells doom for European Union" (retitled in some editions, for the sake of political correctness, as "Immigrant overload, not Brexit, heralds the end of the European Union") by Niall Ferguson, South China Morning Post, 18/6/18.
"EU official admits: Europe has no strategy for the impending new wave of migrants", by Christine Douglass-Williams, Jihad Watch, 28/11/17.

Handwriting on the wall for Justin "Mr Socks" Trudeau

Poor Len Canayen here, taking a break from my summer vacation to bring you news of omens of doom for Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau II. Earlier this month it was the convincing win of Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives [sic] in the Ontario general election. Now (OK, last night) the federal Conservatives crushed M Trudeau's ruling Liberals in a byelection in the Québec riding of Chicoutimi-Le Fjord.

The byelection was precipitated by the resignation of rookie Liberal MP Denis Lemieux, and came just as "Mr Socks" picked a fight with American President Donald Trump over trade issues. POTUS has imposed a 10% tariff on aluminum imports and 25% on steel, claiming the security of the Paranoid States of America is put at risk by all those Canadian products coming across the border. M Trudeau called that suggestion "insulting" -- no kidding! -- and vowed to slap dollar-for-dollar tariffs on a range of US exports to Canada, starting on Canada Day, July 1st.

The riding is in Québec's Saguenay region, the heart of the province's aluminum industry. While opinion polls suggest Canadians have rallied behind Mr Dressup, the issue evidently didn't help Liberal fortunes in yesterday's byelection. Neither did hundreds of millions of dollars of pork-barrel promises.

In the first test of Conservative leader Andrew Scheer's effort to recreate the nationalist-conservative coalition that helped federal Tories dominate the province in the 1980s, his candidate, Richard Martel, captured 53% of the vote, more than 5000 votes ahead of the Liberal, who took 29%. The pinko NDP (led by a Sikh who wears a turban but not a tie) and the separatist Bloc Québécois received 8.7% and 5.7% respectively, with the Green candidate last at just 3.1 per cent of the vote.

The Liberals' handling of the impending trade war with the USA was certainly top-of-mind for the voters of Chicoutimi-Le Fjord, but un petit oiseau tells me that a close second, not mentioned by the (((controlled media))) for reasons of political correctness, was the feds' failure to turn back the 1000s of bogus "refugeees" and asylum-seekers flooding across the border at Lacolle. See "Canuck Conservatives demand Liberals stop border jumpers", WWW 24/4/18. Mr Scheer has said he'd give Québec more power over culture and immigration and has promised to crack down on the influx of "irregular refugee claimants".

M Trudeau -- or at least the handlers who pull his strings -- should pay attention. The old-stock Canadians have had more than enough of the Liberals' incessant identity politics and pandering to minorities. At the first opportunity they will boot out the liberal elites, and dat's for sure, eh!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Brit wearing "stab-proof" vest dies after stabbing himself

Darwin was right. It's the strongest and the smartest who will survive. I haven't checked the Darwin Awards website in some time, but Ed. had a look today and assures me that they haven't yet got this one, from a report in the Teesside Gazette, a rather obscure English newspapers. (That's "English" as in location, as well as language.)

The local coroner's court heard this week how, last summer, 22-year-old Jordan Easton bought himself what was advertised as a "stab-proof vest". Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh told the hearing that soon after getting it, while visiting with a friend, Mr Easton "took hold a knife to demonstrate [the vest] was stab-proof and sadly realized it wasn't the case."

Mr Easton was rushed to the hospital, where he died. Friends described him as a "one of a kind kid" with a "golden heart." His mother said in court that her son's stabbing himself was "out of character", and added she "can't absorb it."

The newspaper reported that while his injuries were self-inflicted, there was no evidence that Mr Easton purposely tried to harm himself. His death was ruled a "misadventure", which Ms Welsh said meant he died from consequences which were not intended. Indeed.

Encore en France - "Allahu akbar!"

Associated Press reports that the sleepy town of La Seyne-sur-Mer, in the rather lovely department of Var, in southeastern France, is the latest place to have its sleep disturbed by shouts of "Allahu akbar!".

A woman [not exactly as pictured. Ed.] shouted the slogan, in Arabic -- not in French or English, as reported by AP -- when she slashed at shoppers in a supermarket, wounding two of them with a box cutter.

The attacker has now been detained, AP sez, but the district prosecutor has been coy about the details of the "incident" and what charges, if any, the Muslim woman -- for such she was -- might face.

Lest you think that a boxcutter isn't much of a weapon, don't forget that the 9/11 terrorists -- every one a devout follower of the prophet -- were armed with boxcutters when they hijacked the airliners that they caused to crash into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

For reasons of political correctness -- and reluctance to admit that Islamic terrorists pose a threat to the people of France every day and everywhere -- the authorities are still reluctant to make the connection between such attacks and ISIS, but the similarity to previous Islamic terror attacks, in France and elsewhere, is painfully obvious.

Nigel Farage, former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) criticized AP for erroneously reporting that the attacker shouted "God is great" (but in French, bien sûr), in quote marks no less, in a social media bulletin breaking the news, when in fact she shouted "Allahu Akbar". "This," he said "is why people don't trust mainstream media anymore."

Further reading
: "83% of French back expulsion of 'most dangerous' foreigners", WWW 2/4/18.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

VIDEO: 1000+ Europeans killed/maimed by asylum-seekers since 2014

An Eritrean asylum seeker and his British Muslim partner have been found guilty of plotting an ISIS-inspired terror attack over the 2017 Christmas holiday period.

According to the Derby Telegraph, Munir Mohammed, 37, a resident of Derby, met Rowaida El-Hassan, 33, from London, on a Muslim dating website. Mr Mohammed is a devout follower of the Prophet after whom he was named. So firm in his beliefs was he that he once chastised a neighbour for wearing shorts. When arrested by Inspector Knacker in December, he was days away from launching a "Mother of Satan" a bomb or poison attack. Click on the video to get the details.

That was six months ago. My point here is that, although Mr Mohammed and Ms El-Hassan were foiled, other "radicalised" Islamic asylum-seekers have murdered or injured more than 1000 people in terror attacks in Europe between January 2014 and December 2017. In that period, 32 Islamist plots involved those who had sought sanctuary. 44 "refugees" had either carried out atrocities or been thwarted before they could bring bloodshed to the streets.

The findings echo warnings by law enforcement chiefs that some ISIS fanatics bent on killing "infidels" -- not just non-Muslims but Muslims of the wrong sort! -- posed as "refugees" fleeing war and persecution in the shithole countries of the Middle East. They exploited the "migrant crisis" by pretending to be asylum seekers, in order to sneak into Europe and cause carnage.

In an article published by the Washington-based Heritage Foundation, terrorism expert Robin Simcox says it was "disturbingly simple" for jihadists to hide among genuine refugees because Europe's borders were under huge strain. European leaders, he explains, "inadvertently increased the terrorist threat" as a direct result of their catastrophic handling of controversial immigration and open-border policies. He singles out German Chancellor [for the time being! Walt] Angela Merkel, who sparked fury by throwing open the doors to Syrian refugees, leading to an influx of more than one million people in 2015.

Mr Simcox makes clear that the fault for 11 successful attacks involving asylum-seekers, which killed 182 people and injured 814, lay with the terrorists, but "Ill-conceived immigration policies have made it easier for them to strike. European leaders were either naïve about the risks or failed to communicate honestly with the public the impact that accepting such large amounts of people would have on security.... The fall-out from the decision to take in such a large amount of unvetted people in such a short time will continue for decades to come."

Here are the key takeaways from Mr Simcox's article:

  1. Islamism poses a clear and present national security threat to Europe. This threat has mainly converged on France, Germany, and the U.K.
  2. Over time, the plots have increased in frequency. Defeating ISIS militarily is clearly vital. Yet such a defeat alone would not mean the danger has passed.
  3. The US can and should help its friends in Europe [assuming it has any left] face these challenges. Nonetheless, a robust response to Islamism in Europe must be led from within Europe.

According to Mr Simcox, "Europe has faced a severe threat from Islamist terrorism for years. Yet Chancellor Merkel's decision to open Germany's borders in 2015 unfortunately increased that threat.... While only a minority of asylum seekers pose a security risk, the plots carried out by those exploiting migrant routes – in Paris, London, Berlin, Stockholm and elsewhere across Europe – demonstrate that even a low number of extremists can still cause huge amounts of damage."

Walt would like to be a little more specific. Let's make that "low number of extremists" one percent (1%) -- one crazy Muslim fanatic out of 100. Angela Merkel permitted the entry of a million "refugees" and asylum-seekers into Germany in just one year. 1% of 1,000,000 is... wait for it... 10,000.

10,000 potential Islamic terrorists on the loose right now. If 44 "radicalized" Muslims were responsible for murdering or injuring 1000 innocents, 10,000 jihadis could potentially kill or maim... let's see... 230,000. Does it make sense to keep letting these people into our countries? Please direct your answer to Angela Merkel, Theresa May, Justin Trudeau and all the other Islamophile "leaders" we foolishly expect to protect us.

Further reading: "European Islamist Plots and Attacks Since 2014 — and How the U.S. Can Help Prevent Them", by Robin Simcox, The Heritage Foundation.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Adam Smith says POTUS is wrong on tariffs and trade

Who dares to take issue with President Trump's desire to raise tariffs on steel, aluminum and a wide range of goods America imports from its friends and allies, and thus provoke a trade war? Adam Smith, that's who!

Mr Smith was a Scottish economist, philosopher and author as well as a moral philosopher, a pioneer of political economy and a key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment era. He is best known for two classic works: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776) and The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759). The former, usually abbreviated to The Wealth of Nations, is considered his magnum opus and the first modern work of economics.

Adam Smith was a classical liberal -- the good kind -- and a firm believer in free trade. In The Wealth of Nations, he argues for three foundations of modern economics, viz.:
  1. pursuit of self-interest - It's OK to look out for Number One
  2. division of labour - It's folly to have everyone build his own house when different people can be employed to dig the foundation, do the framing and put the roof on
  3. freedom of trade - I give you something you want, and I get something I want, which goes back to the first principle. 
The Wealth of Nations is a huge book -- huge in its impact on political thought and, unfortunately, huge in size -- over 900 pages even in an abridged edition. Everyone who fancies himself [or herself! Ed.] a thinker refers to Adam Smith, but few actually quote him because few have read this literally magnum opus. P.J. O'Rourke has done so, or skimmed through it at least, and has produced a remarkably slim "Best of Adam Smith" book called On the Wealth of Nations (Douglas & McIntyre, 2007), from which I've drawn this passage (from Book 4 of the original work). The words of Adam Smith, himself, are shown in italics.

Smith disdained trade retaliation: "Those workmen...who suffered by our neighbours' prohibition will not be benefited by ours. On the contrary, they and almost all the other classes of our citizens will thereby be obliged to pay dearer than before for certain goods."

And Smith gave the lie to claims that tariffs protect working stiffs: "To lay a new tax upon them...and because they already pay too dear for the necessaries of life, to make them likewise pay too dear for the greater part of other commodities, is certainly a most absurd way of making amends."

As for all our money going overseas, Smith had shown in book 2 of Wealth why this doesn't harm an economy: "we must not imagine that it is sent abroad for nothing." And Smith was referring to gold bullion. Gold always has some value.... The American money that the Chinese are getting is fiat currency that could turn into wastepaper at any time.

By holding dollars and dollar-denominated securities, China is buying our debt. Smith had declared, "A man must be perfectly crazy who...does not employ all the stock which he commands, whether it be his own or borrowed." If Americans think they're using all the capital they can get their hands on "in the way that they judge most advantageous to themselves," they'd be crazy not to be in debt.

As I pointed out in "MAGA to MAAA - Walt explains President Trump's 'trade war' strategy", WWW 1/6/18, Making America Great Again doesn't necessarily involve Making America Alone Again. Reverting to the protectionism of a hundred years ago will almost certainly be counter-productive. If POTUS persists in making war on America's allies (no matter how irritating their leaders may be), it will not end well. Lifetime pct .986.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The infamous G7 photo

We haven't received any entries yet in our contest to find the best caption for the infamous G7 photo of POTUS staring down (or being stared down by) Angela Merkel, but here's one posted today on Blazing Cat Fur.

Think you can do better? Send your submissions to Walt at the usual address.

Could MH370 have been hacked? It's possible!

To no-one's great surprise -- certainly not mine -- the latest search for the remains of the Malaysian Airlines B-777 used on flight MH370, which disappeared on 8 March 2014, has come up with nothing. Nada. Zero. Zilch. How could it be otherwise, when (as I've said repeatedly, as in "New search for MH370 - Walt's advice on how to get answers", WWW 6/1/18), the searchers are almost certainly looking in the wrong place! reported last week
that although they lost out on the multimillion-dollar finder's fee, the underwater exploration company Ocean Infinity is showing no sign of giving up on the lost plane. Even though the search has been officially called off (again), the Norwegian research vessel MV Seabed Constructor is continuing the hunt on its own, and is now looking in "previously uncharted areas".

Today, instead of talking about where MH370 wound up, let's talk about why it dove into the Indian Ocean (if indeed it did). The leading theory at the moment is that the pilot was suicidal, and flew the aircraft into the briny deep, after depressurizing the cabin to kill all the pax. Plausible, but not the only possibility.

Think about this. Almost anything that's connected to the internet can be hacked. (Look up "internet of things" on Google.) Things connected to the internet include airline operatins and... wait for it... flight controls. That's why airline ops occasionally grind to a halt "because the computer's down."

Thus the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reported in government documents, obtained by Motherboard, that it's "only a matter of time" before cyber criminals are able to hack and remotely control an airplane.

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), a Department of Energy government lab, warned in a recent presentation that the "potential of catastrophic disaster is inherently greater in an airborne vehicle." The presentation, about methods used to identify vulnerabilities in commercial aircraft, expanded on research done by the DHS last year, in which they successfully hacked a Boeing 737 by remote means.

Greg Phillips, head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada, told Global News that the cybersecurity of commercial aircraft is indeed a major concern for the industry. "Any significant systems that involve human life are potentially targets for hacking," he said, "and that’s everything from the power grid to the water supply to the sewer to any kind of transportation, so aircraft, rail, etc. They’re all potentially vulnerable because they’re all controlled by computers, so yeah, we do need to worry about them."

A spokesthingy for Airbus Industries commented, "This is an industry issue, and one that we take seriously. However, we do not see any way for this to happen today, and we are constantly reviewing our systems and security procedures to continue to protect against potential cyber-attacks."

Is it possible, then, for cyber criminals to remotely control airplanes today? Probably not, but, Mr Phillips said, it can't be ruled out entirely. "You’d have to be able to communicate with the aircraft either on the ground or while it's in flight, and ideally what you'd want to be able to do is communicate with it in real time so you could tell it to do something like go into a power dive right now and kill everybody."

Say wut?! Isn't that the latest theory on what happened to MH370, which numbered among its passengers scores of Chinese IT professionals? Errr, yes... but of course we're only speculating here. It's equally possible (IMHO) that MH370 was shot down, accidentally or on purpose, by a missile launched by Indian or American armed forces, the latter operating out of the US base at Diego Garcia. Who knows....

Monday, June 11, 2018

VIDEO: Starbucks sensitivity training

No matter what Donald Trump says, the truth is that Canadians are always playing catch-up, trying to keep up with their American cousins, not just in trade but in entertainment, culture [There's "culture" in America? Ed.], politics (e.g. Doug Ford's win in Ontario a year and a half after the Trump Triumph), and, sure enough, political correctness.

Earlier this year, after two black men got arrested for loitering in one of its Philthydelphia stores, Starbucks discovered that it had a problem with cultural insensitivity. (Loitering comes naturally to black dudes, see, and you're not allowed to call them on it.) So they decided to close all the stores in the Paranoid States of America on May 29th to give the baristas a Special High Intensity Training course in sensitivity.

A bit later, somebody at HQ said to somebody else, "Hey, we forgot about Canada!" The response likely was, "We have stores there? Oh geez, better put them down for some of that SHIT too!" And so, Agent 3 informs me, SHIT happened in Canada today, from sea to sea to sea. Agent 3 donned a green apron and snuck into one of the sessions, from which he sent this spycam video.

VIDEO: Stefan Molyneux likens Ontario election result to defeat of Hellery Clinton

I like this video because Mr Molyneux's analysis of why Kathleen Wynne's Liberals got thrashed pretty much accords with mine. See "Wynne loses, conservatives win in ON -- a warning to 'progressives'", WWW 8/6/18 (the day after the election). Liberal elites, incessant identity politics, arrogance, incompetence, mismanagement, completely out of step with what the plain people of Ontario want... And let's not forget the pro-queer sex education curriculum. The list goes on, but let Mr Molyneux tell it. Running time 6:11.

Parsing the G7 summit: triumph for Trump or Trudeau or just chaos?

Six of the G7 leaders who met at Charlevoix, Québec, this weekend thought it was a good meeting. As everyone who reads Dilbert knows, if the point of the meeting is to get together around a table (preferably at a luxury resort) and have a good yak, a meeting which doesn't end in mayhem is "good", even though nothing is actually accomplished.

POTUS seems to be obsessed with accomplishing something, so he doesn't agree that the meeting was a success. He came late and withdrew early [Huh? Ed.] thus avoiding most of Canuck Prime Minister "Junior" Trudeau's agenda for the gabfest. Saving the whales, keeping the earth from burning up and improving the miserable lives of girl children don't interest Mr Trump very much. He wanted to talk business -- trade and tariffs -- but the Euroweenies and Canuck Liberals aren't interested in those things. See "MAGA to MAAA - Walt explains President Trump's 'trade war' strategy", WWW 1/6/18.

Reuters got an excellent picture which sums up the tenor of the talks. Six friends and a stranger, but when the stranger is the leader of the most powerful nation on earth, what difference does it make? What this picture really needs, though, is a caption. There are already hundreds of memes floating around in cyberspace, but I thought I'd add a couple more.

Note from Ed.:
OK, it's Monday morning so we have to make allowances, but honestly, I think Walt's captions are kind of lame. Surely some of our readers can do better? E-mail your suggestions to me at the usual address and we'll post a couple of good ones... if there are any.

Footnote: After his abrupt departure from the meeting, POTUS lobbed a grenade at the assembled globalists and progressives (especially "Mr Socks") by walking back his agreement to a group statement on trade, complaining that he had been blindsided by M Trudeau's criticism of his tariff threats at the summit-ending news conference. As he flew from Canada to Singapore Saturday night, POTUS vented his wrath on Twitter. Among other things, he called Junior "weak" and "dishonest", something Canucks have known since shortly after he took office, but nevertheless found a tad insulting, eh.

New Italian government turns back boatload of "refugees"

Firmness is all it takes! Italy's new government, elected in a surge of anti-immigrant backlash, has kept its promise -- imagine that! -- to close the ports through which hundreds of thousands of Muslim "refugees" and asylum-seekers from north Africa and the Middle East have overrun the country. This weekend, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini tweeted

Putting it bluntly (and in English), he said, "Enough is enough! Saving lives is a duty, but transforming Italy into an enormous refugee camp isn't. We're closing the ports!"

Following up those words with action, Italy as well as neighbouring Malta refused today to let a rescue ship, the MV Aquarius, dock in their ports, leaving 269 "refugees" stranded at sea.

Sgr Salvini and his party, the League, campaigned on an anti-immigrant platform that also included a vow to expel hundreds of thousands of migrants already in Italy. For its part, Malta has consistently refused to take in migrants, citing its small size and limited capacities. Over the past decade, the tiny island nation has reduced the number of migrants it has taken in, from a high of 2775 in 2008 to just 23 last year. All it takes is firmness.

Sgr Salvini pointed to Malta's example when he accused the rest of western Europe of leaving Italy to deal with the "refugee" crisis on its own. He noted that other European countries are very much involved in current rescue operations in the Mediterranean, but no country is stepping up to actually take in the migrants. "Italy has stopped bowing our heads and obeying," he said in a Facebook post. "This time we say no!"

UPDATE: Word just reached us on the mojo wire that the socialist government of Spain has decided to welcome this boatload of... words fail me. More fools they (the Spaniards).

Further reading: "Beware that Latin Mass! The Political Miracle in Italy and Its Link to Catholic Tradition", by Chris Ferrara, Fatima Perspectives, 7/6/18.