Suicide Rate Doubles in France Among Police


The Yellow Vest movement is turning into a major confrontation demanding Macron leave office. The French police are now protesting after 28 officers have committed suicide so far in 2019. This is double the amount recorded at the same time last year. While the press tends to focus on complaints of a lack of resources, unpaid overtime, and inefficient management, they are not speaking about the social isolation the police are starting to experience as they defend the government against the people.

I have written before about the Nika Revolt of 532AD where the local police and troops refused to defend the emperor Justinian. He almost fled Constantinople until his wife directed him to call in an army which was not Greeks. They came into the city and slaughtered some 30,000 protesters. What the French police are experiencing is this very same conflict. This is why Brussels wants a European Army for they would have no conflict with the French people if they are not French. The police may yet turn against the French government and if that happens, then we have a French Revolution. The revolution in Ukraine turned when the police saw that Yanukovich brought in Russians to defend himself. Then and only then did the Ukrainian police turn against Yanukovich and he had to flee. This is standard developments throughout all historical civil unrest movements defining the line when crossed it becomes a revolution.

 

Netherlands Objects to France’s Attempt to get EU Funding in a Crisis


The Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, is objecting to France’s desired changes to the EU budget. France wants aid with the inclusion of the objective to “stabilize” the economies within the Eurozone, whereby the Netherlands wants all funding to be limited to furthering “competitiveness and convergence.” The Netherlands contributes the most to the EU, and far more than it receives. This only illustrates once more that the Eurozone is far from one big family. The cultural differences remain and always will. They will not vanish as a matter of law. The only thing that will allow that to happen over time will be a common language, as took place in the United States. Then and only then did all the various cultures begin to integrate

Common Sense Canadians Crush the Moonbats in Alberta…


A massive defeat for the left-wing loons in Alberta Canada now means half the Canadian provinces are aligned against Justin’s rainbow-socks coalition and disastrous climate agenda.  Apparently having a common sense approach now means ‘right-of-center‘.

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – A right-of-center party swept to power in Canada’s main oil-producing province of Alberta on Tuesday and attacked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s efforts to fight climate change, raising tension just months ahead of a federal election.

The United Conservative Party (UCP) of Jason Kenney, which had led in the polls for months, crushed the left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) government of Rachel Notley amid frustration over the economy and a beleaguered energy industry.

Kenney’s victory means governments in five of the 10 provinces now oppose Trudeau’s plans to combat global warming, which look set to be a major theme of the October election. (more)

The real-world effect of having an anti-business outlook is starting to have a real impact, and not just on massive corporations.  As Manny from Ottawa points out, even the smaller Canadian firms are giving up and heading to the more pro-business U.S.A.  In this example 240 Canadian jobs are moving…

(Truro, Nova Scotia) […] “Earlier today, we informed our employees that Tarkett North America will be closing our manufacturing plant in Truro, Nova Scotia, effective July 16, 2019,” the company said Tuesday afternoon in an email to Mills, Colchester County Mayor Christine Blair and other stakeholders.

“As one of our valued stakeholders, we wanted to share that this was not an easy decision and it is not a reflection of the caliber of work done by our Truro team,” the company said in a statement issued through the National Consulting Group.

“A business decision has been made and our manufacturing operations will be relocating to Dalton, Georgia.”

The company has sister operations in Georgia and Mills said one of the reasons he has heard for the move is to improve operational efficiencies. (more)

Manny_Ottawa@manny_ottawa

We hear of the big auto manufacturers and Steel moving to USA. But equally there are many small companies moving to USA. is only interest in his narcissist self. @realDonaldTrump creating conditions to attract Canadian businesses. https://www.trurodaily.com/news/local/truro-carpet-plant-moving-operations-to-us-302536/#.XLczn-GZhAV.twitter 

The carpet plant in Truro, which has been opened in 1964, is moving its operations to the United States, eliminating approximately 240 jobs.

Truro carpet plant moving operations to U.S. | Truro News

Shutdown to eliminate 240 jobs

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Do Border Walls Work?


COMMENT: Skeptics who believe a border wall will not stop illegals from entering the United States may want to look at what’s happening in Hungary.

On the day its border fence was completed, the influx of illegals entering Hungary went down from 6,353 per day to 870 the next day. For the remainder of that month, illegal border crossings were steadily below 40 per day, officials said.

“They don’t even try,” a local border guard told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We haven’t had a single Muslim migrant in six months.” Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s pledge to stop illegals from flowing into the country appears to be a spectacular success.
Hungary’s 96-mile long, 14-foot-tall, double-line fence includes several layers of razor-wire capable of delivering electric shocks. The barrier features cameras, heat sensors, and loudspeakers ready to tell migrants they’re about to break Hungarian law if they as much as touch the fence, the DC report said.

Nearly every police officer in Hungary is part of a rotation to monitor the border fence at all times. Temporary military bases house the police while they do their rotation. Additionally, Hungary will train and pay more than 1,000 volunteers to deploy as “border hunters”.

Illegals who are caught are arrested and dropped off on the Serbian side of the fence. They don’t get a chance to apply for asylum unless they do so at a “transit zone” where they are held in housing containers while their cases get processed, the report said.

In September 2016, thousands of migrants streamed across the border every day as they made their way north to Austria, Germany, and Scandinavia. “It was an invasion,” Laszlo Toroczkai, the mayor of Asotthalom, told the Daily Caller. “Illegal immigration is a crime in a normal country. It’s not a normal thing to break into a country.”

“By mid-year, it was well beyond 100,000 people who came across”, said Zoltan Kovacs, a spokesman for the Hungarian government. “You should at least have the ability to handle what’s going on.” Kovacs added, “You might not like it, it’s not a nice thing, but… the only way to stop illegal border crossings is first building a fence, man it, equip it, and also, in parallel, build up your capabilities in terms of legal confines, legal circumstances to be able to handle what is coming.”

It’s no surprise the mainstream U.S. media refuses to report this story to the American public Can you imagine how support for a Southern border wall would spike?

REPLY: The people who claim Trump’s wall will not work just listen to the propaganda to defeat Trump. The entire objective is to be able to say he failed in 2020. He made a campaign promise to build the wall, and for that reason the Democrats must defeat the wall regardless of the truth. Romans built a wall between England and Scotland to prevent the Scots from raiding Roman settlements. The world’s earliest known civilization was also one of the first to build a defensive wall during the 21st century BC. The ancient Sumerian rulers constructed a massive fortified barrier to keep out the Amorites, who were a group of nomadic tribesmen who were pillaging their settlements.

The “Great Wall of Gorgon” was a 121-mile rampart that extended from the southern coast of the Caspian Sea to the Elburz Mountains in what is now Iran. It is often called the Great Wall of Alexander the Great or “Alexander’s Barrier” that prevented the barbarians from invading from the north. It was most likely constructed by the Sasanian Persians sometime around the 5th century AD, and remains one of the longest walls of antiquity.

Of course, there is China’s legendary Great Wall which stretches from the Gobi Desert to the North Korean border. It was constructed on the fortifications that began during in the 3rd century BC, and it was intended to keep the Mongols out. The completed wall was once the largest manmade object in the world. The Mongol leader Altan Khan bypassed the wall and raided Beijing in 1550.

Naturally, we should not forget the Berlin Wall, modern history’s most infamous wall, which was erected in 1961 to keep people in rather than out. More than 100 people were eventually killed while trying to escape through the maze of 12-foot walls, guard towers, and electrified fences. It stood for almost 29 years before East German authorities finally opened it on November 9th, 1989.

There are many examples of walls throughout history and the world.

France v Netherlands


Armstrong Economics Blog/European Union

COMMENT: I had to laugh your comment that the EU pretends to be a happy family but they are still nationalistic no matter what they say. The Dutch bid to buy Air France is just the tip of the iceberg as you say.

Thank you

HS

REPLY: You are absolutely correct. The Dutch government’s bid to buy a stake in Air France-KLM provoked an amazing outrage in Paris from the government. French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire called it “incomprehensible and unprecedented.” His statement on that issue reveals everything I have been saying about the nonsense going on in Europe. No matter what they say about federalizing Europe, deep down the politicians themselves show the inherent resentment that still lingers and will never die. The EU must abandon this idea that one government will prevent a European war. It is actually encouraging it. It should remain simply as a federation, consolidate the debts, let that be the Eurobond, and then abandon the ECB’s one policy fits all and let each nation function with their own budgets as the states do in the USA.

How the Rule of Law is Always Political


The British Parliament is exposing itself and how corrupt the real rule of law has become. They had no problem extraditing Julian Assange to the USA for exposing the corruption in the US government, but when Bill Browder was sought by Russia for criticizing Putin, suddenly it is political. Westminster has demanded the head of Interpol appear before them and explain if they are being manipulated by Putin to allow Russia to see the extradition of Bill Browder on various charges. There is no rule of law. If the Brits hand over Assange while protecting Bill Browder, it illustrates that the government is just not trustworthy on anything.

British Parliament Adopts New Face for Big Ben


SNL Does Theresa May


 

The New Brexit Party in Britain May Be Underestimated


Nigel Farage led the Ukip party to victory in the last EU elections in 2014. They won 24 MEPs and brough BREXIT to the forefront, however, Nigel split from Ukip when it turned a hard right. Seven MPs have followed Nigel and switched to the newly-formed Brexit Party after PM Theresa May refused to listen and turned to the Labour Party to try to keep her deal on the table. This new party was just formed in April and it is seeking to simply exit the EU as the people previously voted.

The Brexit Party is a Eurosceptic, pro-Brexit, political party in the UK. As of April 2019, the party’s representation consists of nine members of the European Parliament, all of whom were originally elected as UK Independence Party (UKIP) candidates. Nigel Farage has announced he would stand as a candidate for the party in any future European Parliament elections in the event the UK has not already left the European Union. The last straw was simply when Prime Minister Theresa May asked Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for Brexit talks in a bid to reach a compromise on her deal to trump her own party.

The French President Emmanuel Macron is looking to humiliate Britain by demanding that any extension result in Britain forfeiting all rights to vote in the EU. He has also come out and declared that BREXIT could damage Anglo-French relations for years if he forces Britain out of the European Union against the wishes of Parliament.

The political chaos in Europe is just off the charts as we head into May. This is seriously altering the capital flows by sending capital fleeing the EU by the billions. We have shown this chart before. This was compiled using the British government’s own statistics. Britain entered a protracted economic decline after it joined the EU. It makes no economic sense to remain.

 

Erdogan Demands Recounts


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) have demanded recounts in 39 districts that they lost and have prevailed on eight. There has been great concern that Erdogan’s AKP will not accept defeat at the hand of any vote. Many fear there is an undercurrent of tyranny rising behind the curtain.