France Slowly Sinking into Chaos

by Guy Millière

{ gatestoneinstitute.org } ~ Paris, Champs-Élysées. July 14. Bastille Day. Just before the military parade begins, President Emmanuel Macron comes down the avenue in an official car to greet the crowd… Thousands of people gathered along the avenue shout “Macron resign”, boo and hurl insults. At the end of the parade, a few dozen people release yellow balloons into the sky and distribute leaflets saying “The yellow vests are not dead.” The police disperse them, quickly and firmly. Moments later, hundreds of “Antifa” anarchists arrive, throw security barriers on the roadway to erect barricades, start fires and smash the storefronts of several shops. The police have a rough time mastering the situation, but early in the evening, after a few hours, they restore the calm. A few hours later, thousands of young Arabs from the suburbs gather near the Arc de Triomphe. They have apparently come to “celebrate” in their own way the victory of an Algerian soccer team. More storefronts are smashed, more shops looted. Algerian flags are everywhere. Slogans are belted out: “Long live Algeria”, “France is ours”, “Death to France”. Signs bearing street names are replaced by signs bearing the name of Abd El Kader, the religious and military leader who fought against the French army at the time of the colonization of Algeria. The police limit themselves to stemming the violence in the hope that it will not spread. Around midnight, three leaders of the “yellow vest” movement come out of a police station and tell a TV reporter that they were arrested early that morning and imprisoned for the rest of the day. Their lawyer states that they did nothing wrong and were just “preventively” arrested. He emphasizes that a law passed in February 2019 allows the French police to arrest any person suspected of going to a demonstration; no authorization from a judge is necessary and no appeal possible. On Friday, July 19, the Algerian soccer team wins again. More young Arabs gather near Arc de Triomphe to “celebrate” again. The damage is even greater than eight days before. More police show up; they do almost nothing…  https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14643/france-sinking-chaos

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How Faulty Assumptions in Climate Predictions Could Mean Big Costs for Americans

by Kevin Mooney

{ dailysignal.com } ~ Family incomes will take a severe hit and household electricity prices will jump rapidly if policymakers use the “social cost of carbon” to justify new environmental regulations… a Heritage Foundation statistician warned during a climate change conference in Washington. Since computer climate models are grounded in assumptions about the impact of carbon dioxide emissions, the results “can be all over the map,” Kevin Dayaratna said at the Heartland Institute’s conference. These results then can be “rigged by policymakers” to achieve their desired results, Dayaratna said during his presentation. The Heartland Institute is a libertarian, free-market think tank based in Illinois. Its 13th International Conference on Climate Change was held July 25 at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Dayaratna, a senior statistician and research programmer at The Heritage Foundation, a leading conservative think tank, was part of a panel discussion on “Energy and Climate Economics” that probed the costs of the Green New Deal and the benefits of fossil fuels. The statistical models used by the scumbag/liar-nObama administration to set regulatory policy are flawed because they are highly prone to user manipulation, Dayaratna told conferees. In fact, only one of the three models in use during the scumbag/liar-nObama years considered potential benefits, but did so with “outdated assumptions,” he said. President Barack scumbag/liar-nObama’s Environmental Protection Agency defined the social cost of carbon as the “economic damages per metric ton of carbon dioxide emissions.”…  https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/08/01/how-faulty-assumptions-in-climate-predictions-could-mean-big-costs-for-americans/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTW1ObFpEQXlaVE15WVdWbSIsInQiOiJqYnlIRTZkdUNDMmo2cGlwUDVDWjF1UUJQM1BMOVpCYStCV3BSa1FJYkxNN1pcL1JhczJKUDhBUXZ3TnpTYlg4SUhScDIzZklUTzB0TUNMd2N3Z3g5c3BoODVpZ1d6ajBuWlMwY0dTYnk3cmFHWCtvOUdvbFE1VXkrN0pyMEhEYzcifQ%3D%3D

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President Trump Announces U.S.-EU Trade Deal: Duty-Free American Beef Exports

by sundance

{ theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ Earlier today President Trump and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced a new U.S. trade deal with Europe for the duty-free export of U.S. beef… Joining President Trump and U.S.T.R. Lighthizer is Stavros Lambrinidis, the EU ambassador to the US, and Jani Raappana, deputy head of mission for the Finnish presidency of the Council of the EU.Well, thank you very much everybody. We appreciate it. A wonderful day, and a wonderful deal for a lot of people. Today, we’re signing a breakthrough agreement that will make it easier to export American beef into the European Union. We’ve been under negotiation for quite a while. And our beef farmers, we didn’t think were being treated fair, but the European Union stepped up and we appreciate it. And we have great representatives here with us today.This is a tremendous victory for American farmers, ranchers, and, of course, European consumers because American beef is considered the best in the world. We are delighted to be joined today by Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Censky, the European Union’s Ambassador to the United States Stavros Lambrinidis, and Representative of the Presidency of the Council of the EU Jani Raappana… https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/08/02/president-trump-announces-u-s-eu-trade-deal-duty-free-american-beef-exports-video-and-transcript/

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXaNBvjtW1A

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worthless-Ilhan Omar and liar-Nancy Pelosi Taunt Trump With Pictures From ‘Mother Africa’

By Rusty

{ thepoliticalinsider.com } ~ Rep. worthless-Ilhan Omar taunted Donald Trump with pictures of she and liar-Nancy Pelosi visiting ‘Mother Africa’ after the President suggested she ‘go back‘ and fix… where she came from before criticizing America. worthless-Omar posted pictures of the pair posing and then walking through the Door of No Return, a famous symbol of the slave trade located on Gorée Island, just off the coast of the city of Dakar, Senegal.The Minnesota Democrat referred to the “send her back” chants that surfaced at a Trump rally last month. She noted that liar-Pelosi didn’t just send her back, she joined her on the journey. “They said ‘send her back’ but Speaker liar-Pelosi didn’t just make arrangements to send me back, she went back with me,” worthless-Omar wrote. “So grateful for the honor to return to Mother Africa with the the Black Caucus and commemorate The Year of Return!” liar-Pelosi also posted pictures of her visit alongside the Congressional Black Caucus, claiming the vacation trip was “deeply transformative” and offered a “renewed sense of purpose to fight injustice and inequality everywhere.” Guess they can start in, say … Baltimore? The images of worthless-Omar and liar-Pelosi holding hands aren’t fooling anybody. The terrified look on the San Francisco Democrat’s face, petrified as they set forth through the Door of No Return, betrays that. liar-Pelosi herself has described some of worthless-Omar’s platforms, such as support for the BDS movement against Israel, as “bigoted” and “dangerous.” “We must also be vigilant against bigoted or dangerous ideologies masquerading as policy, and that includes BDS,” she announced. “I simply declare – to be anti-Semitic is to be anti-American. It has no place in our country.” Huh … Looks like she’s telling her to get out of America too. What a racist!… https://thepoliticalinsider.com/ilhan-omar-and-nancy-pelosi-taunt-trump-with-pictures-from-mother-africa/?utm_campaign=TPI08022019afternoon&utm_source=ccriticalimpact&utm_medium=email&utm_content=4b4ea4948726422aa6473c7b9fa19141&source=CI

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Michelle scumbag/liar-nObama: There Is ‘Zero Chance’ I’ll Run For President

By Rusty

{ thepoliticalinsider.com } ~ And just like that, the hopes and dreams of Michael Moore and his fellow Democrats went up in flames. In an interview with Amtrak’s magazine ‘The National,’… Michelle scumbag/liar-nObama, the self-proclaimed ‘forever First Lady,’ rebuffed any calls to face Donald Trump in the upcoming election. “Just between us,” 12-year-old journalist Hilde Lysiak began. “If you thought the country needed you and you thought you could really help our nation, is there even a one percent chance you’d consider running?” “Just between us, and the readers of this magazine — there’s zero chance,” Mrs. scumbag/liar-nObama replied. “There are so many ways to improve this country and build a better world, and I keep doing plenty of them, from working with young people to helping families lead healthier lives. But sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office will never be one of them. It’s just not for me. The comments come just one day after Moore, the portly filmmaker, insisted the only person who could “crush” President Trump would be Michelle scumbag/liar-nObama. “The only way to remove Trump is to crush Trump,” he said in an interview with MSNBC. “And that’s the question that has to be asked, who can crush Trump? Who’s the street fighter?” “In fact, it is scumbag/liar-nObama – Michelle.” Moore’s comments were little more than fantasy, as the former First Lady has repeatedly said she has no interest in running for President. Not that she doesn’t have the qualifications in her mind. In fact, it’s not that she couldn’t win the presidency, it’s that she just doesn’t want it. “I have never had the passion for politics,” she said during a speech at the 39th annual Simmons Leadership Conference last year…  https://thepoliticalinsider.com/michelle-obama-there-is-zero-chance-ill-run-for-president/?utm_campaign=TPI08022019afternoon&utm_source=ccriticalimpact&utm_medium=email&utm_content=4b4ea4948726422aa6473c7b9fa19141&source=CI

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Freedom of Assembly Under Fire

Michelle Malkin

Do law-abiding American citizens still have the right to gather peacefully to discuss their ideas without fear of government censorship and retribution?

In my adopted hometown of Colorado Springs, the answer is “No” if you believe in strict border control or question whether the U.S. can survive as a nation-state. The answer is “No” if you wish to meet with others to express concern about the unsustainability of current U.S. immigration policy. The answer is “No” if you dare to speak unvarnished truths about the deleterious security and economic impacts of illegal immigrants, Third World and sharia-promoting Muslim refugees, temporary guest workers, chain migration beneficiaries, diversity visa lottery winners, and legions of unassimilated and unvetted visitors and other visa holders from around the world.

In spring 2017, award-winning journalist and former Hoover Institution media fellow Peter Brimelow and his educational nonprofit VDARE reserved the Cheyenne Mountain Resort for a conference on immigration and sovereignty issues. A local far-left gadfly who bragged about wearing her “pink pussy hat while driving (her) Prius” launched an online petition condemning Brimelow’s organization as a “hate group.” The petition threatened both the resort and the mayor, bellowing that “the residents of Colorado Springs will not support businesses that profit from hate groups and will not re-elect politicians hospitable to those hate groups!”

What exactly is “hateful” about VDARE’s work? You can visit VDARE.com and read their wide variety of news and opinions yourself. My syndicated column, published in the Colorado Springs Gazette and hundreds of other mainstream newspapers over the past 25 years, is also published by VDARE. So is Ann Coulter’s and Pat Buchanan’s. VDARE hosts a vital and honest discussion of an “America First” immigration policy, long considered third rail by the establishments in both parties before President Donald Trump embraced it and won the White House. Of course, I don’t agree with everything published on the site; neither do I agree with everything published on every op-ed page that has published my column. VDARE has never advocated violence or any illegal activity. The group counts foreign nationals, immigrants and members of racial and ethnic minorities among its strongest supporters, donors and contributors.

In mid-August 2017, obviously spooked by the violent outcome in Charlottesville, Virginia, where “alt right” protesters and violence-provoking antifa agitators clashed as local police refused to intervene as a result of a disastrous stand-down order, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers issued a chilling statement regarding the planned VDARE conference. While paying lip service to “freedom of speech,” Suthers rather unsubtly used his executive authority as the city’s top elected official to pressure local businesses against engaging with VDARE, its speakers and its supporters.

“I would encourage local businesses to be attentive to the types of events they accept and the groups that they invite to our great city,” Suthers warned. “The City of Colorado Springs will not provide any support or resources to this event, and does not condone hate speech in any fashion.”

This is the kind of feckless virtue-signaling you expect from Democratic mayors attacking Chick-fil-A over its founders’ commitment to traditional values. Here’s what’s truly pathetic: All it took for GOP Mayor Suthers to fold was one ambitious Democratic pot-stirrer and a few thousand crisis-exploiting petitioners on the internet (who knows how many of them were actually from Colorado Springs) echoing the talking points of the Southern Poverty Law Center smear machine — which has made a fortune calling everyone from Ben Carson to Ayaan Hirsi Ali to Brigitte Gabriel to Jeanine Pirro to VDARE to yours truly to Trump an agent of “hate.” (Never mind that the unhinged SPLC has paid out millions in defamation settlements, faces an onslaught of new lawsuits, and is crumbling internally amid employee accusations of sexual harassment and racial discrimination.)

Immediately after the mayor’s ominous decree, the Cheyenne Mountain Resort canceled VDARE’s contract. The liberal heckler’s veto won. The Republican mayor, a purported constitutional conservative, blithely threw the First Amendment under the bus.

VDARE is fighting back against what Brimelow calls the “Totalitarian Left” (and its surrender-ist GOP enablers). Colorado conservative lawyer Randy Corporon, who represents the group in its civil rights lawsuit against the city, told me: “Mayor John Suthers’ statement made clear that Colorado Springs would not provide police protection to VDARE’s lawful gathering in a private facility because of his disagreement with the participants’ views. His statement led Cheyenne Mountain Resort to cancel VDARE’s long-contracted event in spite of significant lost profit and cash damages paid to VDARE by the resort. Meanwhile, violent, disruptive protest groups like antifa receive police protections as they threaten, injure and maim.”

“I accepted this case,” Corporon said, “in order to expose the hypocrisy and in an effort to determine whether these precious First Amendment rights now only apply to groups and ideas favored by government.”

Unfortunately, Suthers’ discriminatory crusade against immigration hawks is being subsidized by Colorado Springs taxpayers left in the dark about the threat their own mayor poses to the essential freedom of assembly. Who needs antifa with free speech-squelching tyrants bullying patriots from inside the halls of power? ~The Patriot Post

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