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NZ Parliament changes security in response to Canada shooting

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Hey, I thought we weren’t living in a strategically hostile environment?

Perhaps we just need to have Russel Norman and his acolytes stand guard at all parliamentary access points?   Read more »

Buckle up your Burqa,the morality police are coming!

The Morality Police, ISIS style.

A brigade of women enforce Sharia law in the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa. (Reuters) Alternative title: The Morality Police, ISIS style.

We were obviously worried over nothing as obviously this is feminism in action.

The Burqa is no longer a symbol of male and idealogical oppression. It is a symbol of powerful, take charge women who do not shirk from the difficult job of oppressing other women for not obeying Sharia law!

Should we call them the Burqa brigade or is this the ISIS version of Charlies Angels?

What do you think?

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Charlie’s Angels

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Unions destroy jobs with their minimum wage demands

I warned people this would be the result.  Why can’t unions ever see beyond the next wage round?

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If there’s a silver lining for McDonald’s in Tuesday’s dreadful earnings report, it is that perhaps union activists will begin to understand that the fast-food chain cannot solve the problems of the Obama economy. The world’s largest restaurant company reported a 30% decline in quarterly profits on a 5% drop in revenues. Problems under the golden arches were global—sales were weak in China, Europe and the United States. Read more »

On the Canadian parliament shooting

Photo: Postmedia / Barcroft Media

Photo: Postmedia / Barcroft Media

I’m holding off with the rhetoric and theories until a little more is known.

It’s not clear who is responsible for today’s shooting but the shocking scenes in Ottawa come two days after a 25-year-old convert to radical Islam ran down two Canadian soldiers, killing one. The driver, Martin Couture-Rouleau, was shot and killed by police.

David Lawler has a little more detail: Read more »

The land of the free?

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First they came for our dogs and I said nothing because I didn’t have a dog.
Then they came for our cats and I said nothing because I didn’t like cats.
Then they came for our education system and I said nothing because I didn’t have children.
Then they imposed Sharia Law and I said nothing because I was a woman and my place was under a Burqa.

 

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Support Terrorists? Find yourself liable for their attacks

A US court has found Arab Bank guilty of aiding and abetting terrorism for helping launder Hamas money and helping to finance acts of terror.

A U.S. jury on Monday found Arab Bank Plc liable for providing material support to Hamas and said it must compensate victims of two dozen attacks attributed to the Islamic militant group in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Jurors needed less than two days of deliberations to reach their verdict after a six-week trial in Brooklyn federal court, which lawyers described as the first terrorism financing civil case to reach trial in the United States.

A trial on damages will be held later. Similar lawsuits are pending in New York against Bank of China Ltd, which is accused of providing services to Palestine Islamic Jihad, and Credit Lyonnais SA, which is accused of aiding Hamas. Those banks have denied the respective allegations.

Nearly 300 Americans who were either victims or related to victims of attacks linked to Hamas had sued Arab Bank in 2004.

They accused the Jordanian bank of violating the Anti-Terrorism Act, a law that lets victims of U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organizations such as Hamas seek damages.

“It has been a long haul,” said plaintiff Maida Averbach, 76, who said her son was paralyzed from the neck down in a 2003 suicide bombing and died in 2010 from complications. “Unfortunately my Steve isn’t here.” Averbach spoke to reporters by phone.

Arab Bank said it would appeal. In a statement, the bank said the verdict “comes as no surprise” after a series of what it considered legally incorrect court rulings that kept it from mounting a proper defense, and effectively “put Hamas on trial.”

The bank also said the verdict exposes banks such as itself to “enormous liability” for providing routine banking services.

Shand Stephens, a lawyer for Arab Bank, predicted that the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals “is going to reverse this.”

Mark Werbner, a lawyer for some of the plaintiffs, said the verdict sends a message that “when a bank opens its doors to terrorists, they’re going to be held accountable.”

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Paraphrasing Justice Simon France: Kim Dotcom’s stories don’t stack up

And so Kim Dotcom cops another one in the glockenspiel:

Claims by internet mogul Kim Dotcom of a conspiracy between the United States and New Zealand Governments do not have “an air of reality”, a High Court judge has ruled.

In a decision released today, Justice Simon France upheld a previous court ruling not to order Government agencies to release all the information they hold on the Mega founder to help him with his extradition battle.

His lawyers had argued last month that a judicial review should be conducted on Government agencies withholding and redacting files requested by Dotcom and his legal team to decide whether they were legitimately withheld.

It was relevant to his extradition process because previous files had been withheld and later released which showed “political pressure” in the granting of permanent residency to Dotcom, his lawyers argued.

They claimed Immigration New Zealand approved his application despite his previous convictions and despite the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) informing it of a possible FBI investigation.

Simply Gruesome lawyers really aren’t adding to their CVs of late.  All this is fanciful speculation at best.

What did the Judge actually say?   Read more »

Remember us allowing Afghani translators to come live here? This is why

Caution:  Language

Get ready for Peak Soil Fertility

via The Express

via The Express

We’re always running out of something it seems.  This, from the UK, where they think they only have about 50 harvests left before they can’t grown any more food in their soil.

Intense over-farming means there are only 100 harvests left in the soil of the UK’s countryside, a study has found.

With a growing population and the declining standard of British farmland, scientists warned that we are on course for an “agricultural crisis” unless dramatic action is taken. Read more »

Remember Josie? Yeah, the one that thought breast feeding was close to incest. She’s back

If you haven’t picked up on the “breastfeeding incest” story, go do that first.  Then, cop a load of today’s installment of this one-woman troughing disaster:

d22e4Last week she sparked fury among mothers after saying breastfeeding was ‘vile and borderline incest’.

And now unemployed NHS scrounger Josie Cunnignham has revealed she will sell her breast milk in her latest cash-grabbing venture.

The unemployed mother-of-three, who made headlines after smugly revealing she had received a £4,800 breast enlargement from the NHS, welcomed a daughter last month after flirting with the idea of selling tickets to her child’s birth.

In a bid to make money, the would-be glamour model has now revealed she will sell her breast milk to new mothers and men with ‘milk fetishes’ instead.

Defending her decision, she [said] ‘My breasts are for my partner, not my child.’

Despite smoking and drinking throughout her pregnancy, she said she wanted to sell milk to new mothers for £2 an ounce – and £10 an ounce to men with ‘milk fetishes’.

‘I should be able to produce around 30ozs a day, that’s up £300 a day or £2100 a week,’ she added.

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