Voice of Europe
13 September 2018
Poland’s foreign ministry in Warsaw has noted it’s “concern” over Wednesday’s decision by Euro deputies to trigger a punitive procedure against Hungary citing [trumped up]accusations of flouting EU rules on democracy, civil rights and corruption.
The country announced it stands with Hungary against the EU and will veto any sanctions against its ideological ally. The foreign ministry said it “has noted with concern [Wednesday’s] decision of the European Parliament supporting the motion to trigger Art. 7.1 of the Treaty on European Union against Hungary.”
Adding: “Each EU Member State has a sovereign right to carry out the internal reforms that it considers appropriate.”
The European Commission took the step of triggering Article 7 of the EU Treaty against Poland in December. At that time, Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen pledged his country’s defence of Poland against the “unjust” and “political” measures by the EU, stating that it was unacceptable for Brussels to put pressure on sovereign EU member states, arbitrarily punishing democratically elected governments.
The Polish foreign ministry said after yesterday’s vote, “measures taken against Member States lead only to the deepening of divisions within the European Union, by increasing the current distrust of citizens in European institutions.”
Yesterday’s vote was deemed successful to trigger Article 7, however, there have been several challenges to the legality of it. Article 354 TFEU says that Article 7 requires two-thirds “of the votes cast”, therefore not including abstainers. The results of the vote were: 448 Yes; 197 No; 48 Abstain. Without the abstainers, it is clearly NOT two-thirds in favour of enacting Article 7 against Hungary.
Zoltan Kovacs, Government Spokesman, Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister of Hungary, said in a tweet: “It’s called FRAUD. EU Treaty clear about voting rules: requires 2/3 of all present. Do the math: 448 Yes; 197 No; 48 Abstain. That ain’t 2/3.
Irony? Pro-migration MEPs bashing Hungary for allegedly violating the rule of law resort to violating the rule of law to pass resolution.”
Poland’s foreign ministry has said in a statement posted on its website that Poland will “vote against any possible sanctions” that could be “imposed on Hungary within … European institutions”.
28 August 2018
Author and documentary filmmaker Lauren Southern discussed why the mainstream media doesn’t want to cover the human rights crisis in South Africa during an appearance on SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Sunday.
“The media has for so long said that Mandela’s socialist, left-wing, multicultural South Africa was going to be one of the most successful nations we’ve ever seen,” declared Southern to host Breitbart News Deputy Political Editor Amanda House. “They said this was going to be the ‘Rainbow Nation’, that it was going to show what a Marxist paradise could be… That collapsed. It failed. The Rand started failing, crime went up, the country is in shambles, and race relations are in shambles, so it makes them look very silly to report on the state of South Africa and its failures today.”
“The second issue, of course, is the extreme, anti-white rhetoric in the media. They cannot accept the notion that white people can be victims,” Southern continued. “They cannot accept the notion that there can be discrimination by government against white people, because to admit that is to rescind all of the narrative they’ve built up for Western people that white people are always privileged, and that of course would also be embarrassing for them. So to not report on South Africa is entirely about keeping up appearances.”
Southern also praised President Donald Trump for speaking out about this issue on Twitter.
“This is something that has been referred to as a conspiracy theory. The left-wing media has been completely silent on it,” said Southern. “Even the right-wing media up until a certain point were silent on it, so to have Donald Trump tweet about the seizure of white [owned] land in South Africa, as well as the farm murders, is finally going to put this on the global issues that we’re talking about.”
The only other countries that have really been addressing it have been Russia and Australia, Russia actually taking in white South African migrants under refugee status. Australia discussing doing so,” she continued. “It’s not a conspiracy theory, we know for a fact that white [owned] land is being seized… We know for a fact these murders are going on. Newsweek has reported it, the Telegraph has reported it, the Daily Mail… Tons of mainstream sites have reported there is a far higher representation of white farmers in murders in South Africa than many other groups, so it isn’t a conspiracy theory just to say we should look into it, which is all Donald Trump said. It’s a completely reasonable thing.
“It doesn’t even matter what scale [the violence is]. I’m actually quoted in my documentary saying it’s not a white genocide — yet,” she added. “Sure, it could become like that. We want to be ahead of the curve on things like this, and investigate, and not get into a situation like Rwanda.”
“[South Africa] should be seen as a human rights crisis, no matter if you’re left-wing or right-wing. People are being discriminated against based on their race,” Southern proclaimed. “If this were happening in any other country towards any other group, it would be international press all day long, but it’s white people, so they’re silent.”
In the end, Lauren said, “it’s not just the whites that are going to suffer when white [owned] farms are taken away. These farmers were feeding 2,000 people each. What happens when you get rid of that food source? You have little black kids, little white kids, little Indian kids, all of them starving. Starvation doesn’t care about your skin color.”
From the appearance of “hunger stones” in the extreme drought conditions, to mainstream admission of the global wheat shortage, the signs of Peak Food are everywhere as the changes in our climate accelerate. Missouri regulates what you can call “meat.”‘ London’s first insect farm has opened. And the vegan death cult evidences itself to be equally venomous as the climate change cult. Christian breaks it down.
20 August 2018
The purge of the right on social media was once a slow trickle, with high-profile bans happening only occasionally, and then subsiding. With just three months until the midterm elections, the Masters of the Universe in Silicon Valley have turned online censorship into a cascade.
Earlier this month, Alex Jones was blacklisted on virtually every major social media service, including Apple podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, Facebook, and even Pinterest and Linkedin. Following pressure from CNN and Media Matters, Twitter eventually followed suit with a week-long suspension.
A few days after the mass-purge of Jones’ accounts, Twitter permanently banned libertarian commentator Gavin McInnes, and the official accounts of his grassroots organization the Proud Boys, on bogus charges of “supporting violence.”
A few days later, Patreon, which has been ramping up its censorship of right-wingers (usually based on unsupported accusations of violence-promotion similar to those used by Twitter), kicked off Islam critic Robert Spencer, founder of Jihad Watch. It later emerged that Mastercard had pressured Patreon into making the call.
Then, last night, Twitter went on another mass-purge of right-wingers, with multiple conservative personalities reporting that their follower count had dropped by hundreds overnight. Among those purged was the account of Vey, a graphics designer who previously produced artwork for Breitbart News. He provided Breitbart with a screenshot of progressive activists targeting his account for mass-reporting prior to his ban.
Big tech CEOs like Twitter’s Jack Dorsey resolutely maintain that they do not discriminate on the basis of political views. In an election year, it would be suicidal to claim otherwise. But the mountain of evidence contradicting them renders their well-rehearsed media talking points almost comical.
The list of the conservatives, right-wingers and other critics of progressivism who have been kicked off at least one major online service is huge. Tommy Robinson (banned by Twitter), Gavin McInnes (banned by Twitter), Lauren Southern (banned by Patreon, Stripe), Britanny Pettibone (banned by Patreon), Proud Boys USA (banned by Twitter), Sargon of Akkad (banned by Twitter), Roger Stone (banned by Twitter), Milo Yiannopolous (banned by Twitter), Hunter Avallone (banned by Twitter), Prager University (censored by YouTube), congressional candidate Elizabeth Heng (campaign ads banned by Facebook and Twitter), Pamela Geller (repeatedly kicked off Facebook), Alex Jones (banned by almost every social media platform).
These individuals all had hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions of followers on their social media accounts prior to being banned. Their social media platforms served as organizing hubs for petitions, fundraisers, rallies, and other political activities of the grassroots right. The loss of their social media accounts will have a major impact on the ability of conservatives and right-wingers to organize its online supporters for the U.S. midterm elections and beyond.
The left, meanwhile, is virtually unrestricted in its ability to amplify its voice on social media. On the same day that it purged hundreds of accounts that followed prominent conservatives on social media, it verified Sarah Jeong, the newly-minted New York Times editorial board member who rose to infamy for using Twitter to engage in racist diatribes against white people.
Jeong described whites as “groveling goblins” who “mark up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants,” and boasted of feeling “joy” when being “cruel to old white men.” Not only did Twitter decline to ban her for hate speech, they didn’t even ask her to delete the offending tweets. And then they verified her — after her tweets became the subject of international attention.
This power imbalance on the most influential technology platforms on the internet is sure to have an impact on the midterm elections. One side of politics is allowed to mobilize online without being impeded, while the other is not.
For over a year, Democrats and the mainstream media have been caterwauling about Russian social media interference in the 2016 election. Yet, as even the Washington Post admitted, Russia spent a minuscule sum on Facebook ads in 2016. Voters observing the ads, according to research conducted by an academic who is no fan of Trump, were unlikely to have been affected. If Russia’s goal was to sow panic in American politics then they’ve succeeded, largely thanks to the Democrats. But direct influence on voters? Not so much.
The real attempt to bias the outcome of an election hasn’t come from beyond America’s borders, but from the San Francisco Bay Area. Shamed by Democrats and the Media for “letting Trump win” in 2016, social media companies have responded by utterly crippling the ability of the president’s supporters to organize on the web.
Free-market libertarians say “build your own platforms” — but replacing even if replacing Google, Twitter, and Facebook were possible (and that’s unlikely), it’s a project that would take many years, possibly over a decade, to complete. How many election cycles could Silicon Valley influence by then?
Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, who masterminded the president’s digital operations in 2020, understands the problem. In an op-ed for the Washington Examiner last week, Parscale says “big tech is becoming big brother.”
“What we are seeing in Big Tech is the inherent totalitarian impulse of the Left come into full focus,” writes Parscale. “The Left is losing at the ballot box, and there are some signs it is starting to lose the culture war too. The free and open Internet has been indispensable in spreading conservative ideas, and it was indispensable in getting Donald Trump elected president — and now the Left wishes to destroy it.”
If they want to save themselves, the rest of the Republican party must realize that the tech giants that have come to dominate so much of our lives are not the same as Christian bakers, and are crying out for regulation. Now is not the time for free-market platitudes. Democracy itself is at risk.
28 August 2018
(Natural News) Teaching children the basics of gardening and food production may stem childhood obesity, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. To carry out the study, a team of researchers from the University of California, Davis examined more than 400 children aged nine to 10 years old at four schools in California. The children were stratified into two groups: one that received gardening lessons, and the control group.
The study was conducted under the Shaping Healthy Choices Programme, which instructed children to grow and harvest their own vegetables. The produce were then used in cooking demonstrations or were taken home. The school canteens were also instructed to use produce grown from the gardens, which were then featured in newsletters that were sent home to the children’s families.
According to the study, children who enrolled in a gardening class were more likely to shed pounds within a year. The research team also found that schools with gardening classes had lower proportion of obese students. The researchers inferred that gardening lessons may help curb obesity in children by teaching them about healthy foods such as fresh vegetables.
“The BMI and waist-to-height ratio were greatly improved in intervention groups, with the overweight or obese population declining from 55.6 to 37.8 percent at the Northern California intervention school. The dramatic decrease in BMI, although unexpected in this short time frame, demonstrated that the SHCP was effective due to positive health messages and reinforcing nutrition concepts throughout the school and home environments,” said lead author Dr Rachel Scherr in Daily Mail.
Studies show the importance of gardening against childhood obesity
A 2013 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine revealed that a community gardening initiative resulted in a significant decrease in obesity rates among low-income Hispanic American children. The intervention, called Growing Healthy Kids Program, involved a weekly gardening session, a seven-week cooking and nutrition workshop, and social events for both children and parents. As part of the study, the researchers assessed pre- and post-program height and weight data from 95 children aged two to 15 years.
The research team found that 17 percent of overweight and obese children attained significant improvements in BMI classification. The study also revealed that 100 percent of children with a normal BMI at the start of the study were able to maintain their weight after the initiative. In addition, the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables grew by 146 percent following the gardening program. Furthermore, the researchers noted an increase in the children’s fruit and vegetable consumption.
“Findings from this pilot study are consistent with previous studies reporting an increase in availability and consumption of fruits and vegetables among families participating in community gardens. Although there are limitations because this is a pilot study, this strategy seems to be promising for addressing childhood obesity, particularly among low-income Latino immigrant families,” the researchers wrote.
In another study, researchers found that lack of access to gardens may increase the odds of childhood obesity. To carry out the study, a team of researchers from the VU UniversityMedical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands pooled data from the Millennium Cohort Study with a total cohort population of 19,000 children. The research team found that children who did not have an access to gardens between the ages five and seven years were 38 percent more likely to become obese by age seven. Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood and having a lower educated household were also found to raise the odds of childhood obesity. The researchers also noted that children belonging to higher educated households living in disadvantaged neighborhood were still at an increased risk of childhood obesity.
The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.
23 August 2018
South African figurehead Julius Malema called President Trump a “pathological liar” after Trump formally addressed the unfolding seizure of white-owned lands and killing of white farmers.
“I have asked Secretary of State to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large-scale killing of farmers. ‘South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.’” President Trump tweeted, crediting the latter quote to Tucker Carlson of Fox News.
Malema, who leads the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), a Marxist political movement aiming to eventually control the South African government, responded to President Trump and the US government from the EFF Twitter account.
“Be that as it may, we must put it on record, unequivocally, that Donald ‘the pathological liar’ Trump, we are not scared of you and your USA or Western imperialist forces,” EFF wrote, quoting Malema. “We are not the generation that is going to kneel at the statue of Western imperialism and accept to live in the indignity of black landlessness.”
“Furthermore, we want to send a strong message to the USA authorities, just like we did to the Australian authorities, stay out of South Africa’s domestic affairs.”
Malema, a staunch proponent for the seizure of white lands, asserts the ruling African National Congress (ANC) has already selected 150 farms for expropriation prior to the enactment of a proposed constitutional amendment, but he accuses the ANC of stealing credit for his scheme in order to gain local support.
“Thus, the ANC plan to expropriate 150 farms before a constitutional amendment is a populist move seeking to take credit in the eyes of public opinion,” Malema is quoted as saying. “So all white people who will be losing farms, it will be first the farms that they in the moment do not use or where there is actually no production taking place.”
“Then we will come for farms where there is actual production or business taking place for the purposes of black inclusion. In distributing those farms, there will be absolute prioritization of black people who are the natives of this land.”
The South African government has already begun to seize land, as reports surfaced this week about two farms targeted for expropriation.
“Government has begun unilaterally expropriating farms against which land claims have been lodged and where price negotiations with owners have stalled,” City Press reported on August 19th. “Two game farms in Limpopo appear to be the first properties that will be expropriated without following a court process.”
“A letter written to Akkerland Boerdery, owners of a luxury hunting farm in Makhado in Limpopo, read in part: ‘Notice is hereby given that a terrain inspection will be held on the farms on April 5, 2018, at 10 am in order to conduct an audit of the assets and a handover of the farm’s keys to the state.’”
City Press also reports that 139 farms have been selected for expropriation without compensation by the ANC in the coming weeks.
My Conclusion: I glad when Donald Trump address about land grab in South Africa but the South Africa Government is not happy about Trump speaking out against Farmland garb in South Africa; it’s like they do not want any other countries speaking out about it.
Trump was right. Paris is no longer Paris.
Another beautiful city ruined by pathological altruism.
‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ exclusive: South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has just begun the process of seizing land from his own citizens, without compensation, purely due to their skin color. That’s far more racist than anything Donald Trump has ever done, of course, but elites in America barely even care. #Tucker FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network in cable, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 15 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.