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AngryGerbil

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That is such a jaded view of the situation and i have to admit it that it sounds almost plausible.
I have cought myself thinking just that and that is what is upsetting me the most. If we are truly that far down that path maybe a "Giant Meteor 2020" is not that bad after all.
Almost everyone who survived social justice and talked about it states that there was an overwhelming sense of cynicism in their country. Russians, Romanians, Chinese, Cubans. They all talk about the same phenomenon. It's when people replace their own personal values with a hollow cynicism that shit like this happens. It's scary to think that deep down, some or even many of these cops actually hate SJWism but they continue to act like the NKVD because it's simply way easier to do that than stand up to it.
 

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Dutch church ends 24/7 service after govt policy shift
A Dutch Protestant church ended a months-long, round-the-clock service Wednesday that started in October to protect a family of Armenian asylum-seekers from deportation after the government announced changes to its immigration policy. The Tamrazyans have lived in the Netherlands for nearly nine years, as their asylum application and various appeals proceeded through the country’s courts. Last year, the country’s highest administrative court, ruled they must return to their home country, which is considered safe by the Dutch government.

The church service began Oct. 26 to protect the Tamrazyan family — including the parents, their two daughters and a son. Dutch law prohibits authorities from entering a church building while a service is underway. At a news conference late Tuesday, the government minister in charge of immigration issues, Mark Harbers, said authorities will again review the cases of many children whose applications were rejected because they had not cooperated with efforts to send them back to their home countries. Dutch media reported that about 700 children will be affected.

“The expectation is that a large number of the rejected children will be eligible” for a residency permit, Harbers said. On Wednesday, he told lawmakers that authorities will not deport any of the children or their families while the review is conducted.
Italy: Migrant Jobs Project in Milan Spent 15 Million to Employ Only 120 Over Three Years
The Protection System for Asylum Seekers and Refugees (SPRAR) is a government-funded project that aids asylum seekers across Italy and in Milan spent millions on training courses. The revelations about the lack of success of the project come after local politician Silvia Sardone made a request and found the results of the project to be severely underwhelming, despite it being championed by figures such as left-wing councillor Pierfrancesco Majorino.

A document signed by Majorino reveals that the project looked to find work for 414 migrants in total and enrolled 162 migrants in internships in 2017, but only 40 — or 25 percent — were hired for jobs, the same percentage as in 2016, when 32 were hired. The following year in 2018, 173 migrants took the training programme but only 52 — 30 percent — were hired. The centres house a total of 1,242 migrants.

Sardone said in light of the poor statistics it was “useless” for those who advocate unlimited reception for migrants to argue against the migration decree of populist Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini. Sardone blasted the left-wing councillors, saying that their ideas of integration “can only exist in fairy tales. ”
Viktor Orbán announces major family protection package for Hungary
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Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced a seven-point family protection action plan in his state-of-the nation address in Budapest. “This is Hungary’s answer to (demographic) challenges, rather than immigration”, the prime minister said.
  • every woman under 40 years of age will be eligible to a preferential loan when they first get married.
  • The preferential loan of the family home purchase scheme (csok) will be extended; families raising two or more children will now also be able to use it for purchasing resale homes.
  • The government will repay 1 million forints of the mortgage loan of families with two or more children. This measure was first announced in August 2017 for families with three or more children, with the government paying off 1 million forints of families’ mortgages for every third and subsequent child from January 2018. The measures has now been extended to include families raising two children.
  • Women who have had and raised at least four children will be exempt from personal income tax payment for the rest of their lives.
  • The government will launch a car purchase subsidy programme for large families. Families raising at least three children will be eligible to a grant of 2.5 million forints to buy a new car seating at least seven people.
  • The government will create 21,000 creche places over three years.
  • Grandparents will also be eligible to a child-care fee and look after young children instead of the parents, the prime minister added.
Turkey Calls on China to Close Internment Camps for Uyghur Muslims
“The policy of systematic assimilation against the Uyghur Turks carried out by the authorities of China is a great shame for humanity,” Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said in a statement on Feb. 9. “It is no longer a secret that more than 1 million Uyghur Turks incurring arbitrary arrests are subjected to torture and political brainwashing in internment camps and prisons,” Aksoy said.

Former detainees have recounted human-rights abuses inside the facilities, such as torture, drugging, and rape.

Turkey’s response follows the death in detention of Uyghur poet and musician Abdurehim Heyit, which Aksoy said was a tragedy that had “reinforced the reaction of the Turkish public opinion toward serious human rights violations committed in the Xinjiang region. We expect this legitimate response to be taken into account by the Chinese authorities.”

China‘s embassy in Ankara posted a lengthy response on its website that said Aksoy’s accusations were false and urged the government to retract them. “Allegations that the Chinese government is attempting to ‘eliminate’ the ethnic, religious, and cultural identity of Uighurs and other Muslims are completely groundless,” it said.

Beijing faces growing international pressure as it continues to use the excuse of fighting terrorism and radicalization to persecute Uyghur Muslims. Ankara called on the international community and the U.N. secretary-general to take action.
 
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Man, I keep hearing that the GEOTUS was mocking Trump. But if someone building me a 150 foot tall God Emperor of Mankind in my likeness, complete with a compliment of Space Marines and scantily clad Sisters of Silence is wrong... then I don't wanna be right.
 

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The days of the Irish and Italians coming to NY and "becoming American and embracing what it means to be American" are dead and buried. Angela was a proud fool who thought she could "germanize" the Muslims. Thanks to her miscalculations, the nationalist AfD party is now the #3 party in Germany. Nationalists on the rise in Germany. What could possibly go wrong?
The giant assumption is that italians and irish integrated easily, they didn't, studies show basically that anglo society and immigrant society didn't mix socially or otherwise until after ww2, ww2 was a tremendous monumental group event that bonded everyone together, but that kind of thing is really hard to pull off in the age of nuclear weapons now.
 
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The giant assumption is that italians and irish integrated easily, they didn't, studies show basically that anglo society and immigrant society didn't mix socially or otherwise until after ww2, ww2 was a tremendous monumental group event that bonded everyone together, but that kind of thing is really hard to pull off in the age of nuclear weapons now.
Well joining the military is still providing that bonding effect especially for people who were deployed in a conflict zones, its just on a smaller scale now.
 

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The giant assumption is that italians and irish integrated easily, they didn't, studies show basically that anglo society and immigrant society didn't mix socially or otherwise until after ww2, ww2 was a tremendous monumental group event that bonded everyone together, but that kind of thing is really hard to pull off in the age of nuclear weapons now.
Nah. The dumb ones went back. Ethnocentrism is correlated with low IQ.
 
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Soros wrote an article.

> The second is to awaken the sleeping pro-European majority and mobilize it to defend the values on which the EU was founded.

The majority in every country opposes any Muslim immigration.

Europe may be on the cusp of a nightmare, but it’s not too late to wake up
That article. Wow. Every country and their pesky nationalist parties rising so rapidly lately. You know what? That party system is outdated and bullshit getting in the way of true Progress(tm).

Better cede more sovereign power to the EU for the Greater Good amirite?
 

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Anything Soros writes is useless, one of the points I agree with the Hungarian gov.
Rothschild puppet soros says:

Europe is sleepwalking into oblivion, and the people of Europe need to wake up before it is too late.

If they don’t, the European Union will go the way of the Soviet Union in 1991.
dis mutha fucka be trollen invoking the fall of the soviet union
 

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Spain: Tens of thousands join right-wing rally in Madrid, demand socialist PM resign
Thousands of protesters packed Madrid today in a fierce backlash against Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and his planned talks with Catalan separatists. Demonstrators waving Spanish flags filled the Plaza de Colon in the city centre in the largest protest Sanchez has faced since taking office last year. Some 45,000 people turned out in a show of force against the Socialist leader, demanding new elections and chanting: 'Spain! Spain!' and 'We want to vote!'

Sanchez, who relies on backing from Catalan nationalists and other minority parties to stay in power, plans to appoint an intermediary to resolve the dispute but was accused of 'treason' and caving in to the nationalists.

Recent polls have shown the conservative Popular Party, center-right Ciudadanos and far-right Vox could together win a majority of seats in parliament if elections were held, allowing them to replace the Socialist government. 'The time of Sanchez's government has ended,' Popular Party leader Pablo Casado told reporters before the protest. Some banners at the rally read 'Sanchez, liar' and 'Spain is not negotiable and cannot be sold'.

Sanchez is also under pressure from Catalan nationalists, who want a legally valid referendum on independence which Madrid has refused to allow.
Germany: Four members of the youth wing of the Alternative for Germany jumped on route to a film festival by Antifa - injured
In what some saw as a politically motivated publicity stunt, retiring Berlin festival director Dieter Kosslick had challenged members of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party to come see the festival entry “Who Will Write Our History” by Roberta Grossman on Sunday evening at 10.30 pm, implying the AfD is antisemitic. Several members of the Young Alternative accept the offer, only to be jumped by masked thugs and attacked.

“We were walking toward the theater at about 10 pm down Karl Marx Blvd. About 50 yards away from the theater, they jumped at us. There were about a half-dozen of them. They used improvised weapons they can’t be arrested for, but which can do serious damage. They held batteries in their fists to strike with, and one of them had a wine glass which he smashed, and used the broken stem to stab at us like a knife. I was cut in the upper arm and didn’t even notice it till I got home”, said JA Berlin member Vadim Derksen.

Derksen says he has no idea how the masked thugs recognized them. “We weren’t wearing any emblems by which you could recognize us, just normal clothes.” He also didn’t know how they knew which direction they were coming from. “Maybe there were two ambush squads, one on either side of the theater.”

One member of the JA was struck on the head and had to be tended to by a medic. Another JA member, who is Jewish, managed to escape the attackers on foot before he was injured.
Tony Blair Admits to ‘Nascent Alliance’ Between Islamist and Left-wing Politics
In a wide-ranging interview focusing mainly on his desire to overturn the British public’s vote for Brexit in 2016, the controversial 65-year-old told Sophy Ridge of Sky News: “There is, I’m afraid, there is a kind of nascent alliance between what I would call bits of the sort of Islamist type of politics and the left.”

“And you can see this not just here in the UK, you can see it across Europe — and yes, it gives rise to anti-Semitism. It’s not your old traditional anti-Semitism of the old kind of right-wing nature of, you know, not wanting Jewish people in golf clubs and that type of thing, but it’s every bit as pernicious and, you know, to have a situation where you’ve got Labour MPs worried because they happen to be Jewish, I mean…” Blair added, trailing off.

Several of Labour’s Muslim politicians have been implicated in anti-Semitism scandals in recent years, such as Shadow Minister of State for Women and Equalities Naz Shah.

Shah was briefly suspended from the party over posting anti-Semitic remarks such as “The Jews are rallying” on social media — although she was not disciplined for liking and retweeting a comment saying that “abused girls in Rotherham and elsewhere just need to shut their mouths for the good of diversity” at a later date.

Hard-left party leader Jeremy Corbyn, too, has come under fire for previous remarks that British-born “Zionists” struggle to understand “English irony”, and for allegedly participating in a Tunisian wreath-laying ceremony for the Black September terrorists who murdered Jewish athletes at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.