Saturday, March 31, 2018

Cardinal Marx preaches in Germany

Here are some of his ‘sermons’:

Germany: Four Muslim migrants from Syria held for Molotov cocktail attack on Turkish mosque

When Europe imported millions of Muslim migrants, it also imported their ancient hatreds and enmities. But if these Syrian Muslims had not been caught, this mosque firebombing would almost certainly have been blamed on “right-wing extremists,” and the establishment media would once again inundate us with lamentations about “Islamophobia.”
“Four Syrians held for Molotov attack on mosque,” AFP, March 30, 2018:
Four Syrians have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of attempted murder and arson for their alleged roles in a Molotov cocktail attack on a mosque frequented by Turkish Muslims, police said on Thursday.
The attack in the southern city of Ulm on March 19 caused only material damage and the eight people inside the building at the time were unharmed, local police said in a joint statement with Stuttgart prosecutors.
The suspects, aged 18 to 27, were arrested on Wednesday. One of the men has already confessed to the crime, according to the statement.
The 3 am (0100 GMT) attack saw several Molotov cocktails lobbed at the building, one of which started a fire that was quickly put out by police.
Prosecutors said they suspect the attack “may have been politically motivated”, but according to DPA news agency they declined to comment on reports that it was an act of retaliation over the Turkish offensive in the Syrian enclave of Afrin.
“The investigation, including into the motive of the Syrians… is ongoing,” the statement read.
Several mosques, cultural centres and shops frequented by Germany’s Turkish community have been targeted in a string of attacks in recent weeks amid tensions over Turkey’s actions against Kurdish militia in Afrin….

South Tyrol: Community pays migrants even partner agency

This amazes many locals. An enquiry to the municipality of Meran (South Tyrol) revealed what the local integration contribution of 57,000 euros has actually been spent on so far: For example, for a partner agency, street workers and for a photography course. The response to the inquiry lists a large number of supported activities, including "integration projects around the "African Soul" restaurant" or the financing of street workers to "establish contacts with young people from immigrant backgrounds ". But there is one point in particular that stands out: The project "Intercultural Cafe" includes several information meetings, but also the matchmaking of people from different cultural backgrounds. The target group of the meetings are women in particular. In short: A partner agency for asylum seekers and immigrants. The municipal council of the South Tyrolean city of Merano, Christoph Mitterhofer, who asked the municipality, sees this as a waste of public money. This is not the first time that Merano has been criticised for its unconventional treatment of asylum seekers. In February 2017, Green Mayor Paul Rösch had already made headlines when he shined the shoes of an immigrant under the motto "All people are equal".

Socialized Medicine: A Dose of Reality

by Ileana Johnson
  • Although Britons do have affordable access to primary-care doctors, and everyone in the UK is covered through high taxes, they are subjected to extensive waiting periods for specialists, surgeries and hospitalization. The fact is that many patients die waiting for treatment.
  • Rather than rejecting the basic free-market principles of the US economy -- as a 2016 Harvard University survey found that most do -- young Americans would do well to ask themselves why it is that so many people from countries with socialized medicine flock to the United States for treatment.
According to a recent Pew poll, support for universal health care, provided and paid for by the federal government, is higher among American millennials than among older generations. Young Americans seem to believe that socialized medicine is a "cure-all" for health-care ills in the United States, as it ostensibly is elsewhere, such as Canada and Britain.
Unfortunately, there are facts that would appear to put this fantasy to rest by the facts -- for instance, the tragic and untimely death of a 20-year-old British woman in her dorm room last March. Victoria Hills, a first-year student, died of an ear infection, after "postpon[ing] visiting her campus general practitioner because her student loan had not come through and she couldn't afford the prescription."
There seems to be a myth that all medical care, procedures and drugs are free under a socialized system. Although Britons do have affordable access to primary-care doctors, and everyone in the UK is covered through high taxes, they are subjected to extensive waiting periods for specialists, surgeries and hospitalization. The fact is that in the West, as the ability of physicians to provide services becomes stretched, many patients die waiting for treatment.
In communist – and former communist -- countries, the situation is even worse, as the 2005 award-winning dark comedy, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, tries to illustrate. The film portrays the medical tribulations of an elderly man in Romania, transported by ambulance from hospital to hospital for an entire night, while doctors at each location refuse to treat him and send him away. By the time he is finally admitted to a fourth hospital, he needs surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain. In a particularly poignant scene, one doctor comments: "They have saved him so he can die from an incurable liver neoplasm."
The sad reality about the field of medicine in a former communist country such as Romania is that old habits die hard. Having grown up in communist Romania, I remember, after feeling ill, being taken to the polyclinic, to a room full of other sick people, all entitled to "free" care. Some were there to receive permission slips to miss work due to their ailments. Others were there for injections. Still others were so ill that they could barely stand.
The system was "first come, first served." Everyone received a number and waited, as at a food counter, to see a medical professional. Sitting on the floor was forbidden; sometimes we would be forced to stand for an entire day – occasionally until nightfall – before being examined by an overworked doctor, who supplemented his "egalitarian" income with monetary or material bribes from patients seeking quicker access and better care. After performing a perfunctory examination, the doctor would give us a prescription and send us away. The trouble was that the pharmacy in the nearby shopping complex had as little stock on its shelves as every other store in the country. The pharmacist, who had no ingredients with which to prepare the antibiotic the doctor had prescribed, would simply shrug, and continue to earn his state income for doing nothing.
When my mother and I would return home empty-handed, my father would go out to find the medication on the black market, paying at least ten times the official price to obtain it. In spite of the harsh sentences presented to sellers and buyers on the black market, many were willing to take the risk -- and extremely grateful. It was the only way to fill the prescription, which was supposed to be free in the communist "paradise."
After the triumph of obtaining the antibiotic, one found oneself in possession of a mixed blessing. The cardboard capsules were the size of horse pills, so large that even adults had difficulty swallowing them; for children, it was nearly impossible. All attempts at getting down the huge pill without having bitter powder fill my mouth were unsuccessful.
Moving to the United States, where doctors were paid on the basis of merit and hard work, not according to a bogus ideological "equality" imposed by a central, omnipotent government and its bureaucrats, was a blessing. American millennials, a majority of whom seem to believe in ideological social experiments that may have failed broadly elsewhere, have no clue about the literal and figurative bitter pill that people living under socialist and communist regimes are forced to swallow -- not only where health care is concerned.
Rather than rejecting the basic free-market principles of the US economy -- as a 2016 Harvard University survey found that most do -- these young Americans would do well to ask themselves why it is that so many people from countries with socialized medicine flock to the United States for treatment.

Austria Has Issued 50 Fines For Violation of Burqa Ban Law in Six Months

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Central European Austria has issued 50 fines to transgressors of the full face covering ban in the first six months since it was
enacted, each carrying a punishment of up to €150.

In a sign of how effective the ban has been in changing behaviour and discouraging the garment in public places in the nation, the majority of the 50 fine issued were in the first two months after October 2017 when the ban came into effect.The fines were also predominantly localised to Vienna — Austria’s capital and most cosmopolitan city, with just nine in Lower Austria, and six in Tyrol, reports top Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung.
The number of fines given out in the early days of the ban were inflated by activists deliberately provoking police with full face coverings, with Ministry spokesman Alexander Marakovits remarking these actions may have been to see whether police would actually enforce the law. To avoid having to issue fines to visitors to Austria, the nation’s foreign ministry issued guidelines to foreign tourists from countries where full-face veiling for women is common, warning them the practice was not accepted in Austria.
The text of the law also allows certain contextual facial coverings, so not to interfere with ordinary Austrian society. While full-face coverings like the burqa and niqab are banned, the hair-covering hijab and ordinary hats are not. Examples of situations where full-face coverings are permitted in the law are medical-masks for work reasons, clown or comedy masks for cultural events, and scarves wrapped around the face in cold weather.
Among those protesting the ban was Algerian millionaire and political activist Rachid Nekkaz, who promised to pay the fines of any women who defied the law and went out in public veiled. In France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, he and his organisation “Touche pas à ma constitution” (“Don’t touch my constitution”) have spent over 300,000 euros paying off fines and legal costs for opposing similar laws.
Others took matters into their own hands. Breitbart London reported in October as the new rule took effect of one Niqab-wearing woman who attacked a teacher, after being reminded that wearing the garment was now illegal in public in the country. The 17-year old was charged with bodily injury and disobeying the face covering ban. It has also been claimed that some women have decided to move out of Austria rather than comply with the law.
Following Austria, Denmark is now considering joining a number of other European nations in considering banning full-face coverings.

UK Government ‘Lost’ 600,000 Foreign Visitors in Two Years

The Home Office lost track of 601,222 foreign, non-European Union visitors in two years who should have left the UK.

report by the chief inspector of the borders and immigration watchdog David Bolt found that the Home Office’s short-lived Exit Check Programme and ensuing exit checking procedures resulted in no record of the exits of half a million non-visa holding visitors including from Argentina and Brazil and 88,000 foreign citizens whose short-term visas had expired.The report also found that as of August 2017, there were records of 10 million people whose period to remain in the UK had expired in the previous two years, and that by the end of March 2017, the Home Office had made no effort to contact the some 500,000 non-visa visitors to ascertain if they were still in the country.
However, the department wasted resources in chasing 30,000 Chinese citizens – regarded as “low risk” of overstaying – the majority of who had returned to their home country but whose departures had not been logged on the system.
There was also a 201,301-person “unmatched pot” of foreign exits for whom there is no corresponding entry data in the Exit Check Programme, which ran from April 2014 until 31 May 2016 when it was formally closed.

Home Office staff were noted to have spoken of their mistrust in the system, saying it was “rushed” and “flawed”, with one saying that, “We were certainly mis-sold the programme.”
Mr. Bolt said of the findings: “Overall, the sense was that the Home Office had overpromised when setting out its plans for exit checks, and then closed the exit check programme prematurely, declaring exit checks to be ‘business as usual’ when a significant amount of work remained to be done to get full value from them.”
“In the meantime, the Home Office needed to be more careful about presenting exit checks as the answer to managing the illegal migrant population, which for now remained wishful thinking,” the watchdog chief added.
Bolt recommended that the Exit Checks Programme be re-established, with improvements in data collection, accountability of the programme board, and that “all Home Office projects… in support of the Programme are properly prioritised, resourced and co-ordinated”.

The findings will be damning for Prime Minister Theresa May who had promised “100% exit checks” by March 2015 when she was serving as Home Secretary.
The Conservative government abolished exit checks for EU destinations in 1994, under-pro EU Prime Minister John Major, with all other checks on non-EU destinations being dropped by the Labour government in 1997 under anti-Brexit campaigner Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Imprisoned, Tortured French Teen Was Forced to Use Knotted Sheets to Escape Illegal Migrant Boyfriend

An 18-year-old French girl escaped the captivity of her illegal migrant boyfriend using a knotted bed sheet to climb down from a ninth-floor apartment balcony after he had held her prisoner and tortured her.

The victim had been brutally tortured by the 24-year-old illegal migrant for three days before she managed to escape and found refuge with her neighbour on the eight floor of the apartment located in the Nantes suburb of Saint-Herblain, Le Parisien reports.During the three-day period, the migrant had brutally beaten the teen with a rod and cables, had shaved part of her skull, and had dipped her hand into boiling water in what is being described as an act of torture. The girl’s body is reported to have been covered in bruises and her face badly swollen.
She had lived with the migrant for ten months, and the man was soon arrested after the teen escaped. He told police that he vaguely remembered aspects of the story, claiming he had been drunk at the time. Police say that the migrant was already well-known to them.The 25-year-old is set to be charged with “kidnapping and willful violence” in court.
In the French capital of Paris, many women have reported harassment and threats of sexual violence from migrants in the northern part of the city.

In Germany and Austria, several young women have even been murdered by migrants including German student Maria Ladenburger who was raped and killed by Afghan asylum seeker Hussein Khavari who lied to authorities about being underage. Khavari was recently found guilty and sentenced to life in prison for the brutal murder.