Friday, March 02, 2018

Angela Merkel admits there ARE 'no-go' areas in Germany that 'nobody dares' to enter

Chancellor Angela Merkel has claimed there are 'no-go areas' in Germany, leaving ministers speechless.

Officials have previously dismissed the notion there are places in the country that  police and other outsiders can't visit.

But Merkel said she favours a zero-tolerance policy on crime that includes preventing no-go areas, which she called 'areas where nobody dares to go' in an interview with n-tv on Monday.

The chancellor said some areas are so bad that police, along with other outsiders fear entering them. 'There are such areas and one has to call them by their name and do something about them,' she said.

Asked to name the areas, Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters today  'the chancellor's words speak for themselves.'

Interior Ministry spokesman Johannes Dimroth likewise declined to identify no-go areas, saying security was a matter for local not federal authorities.


Wolf whistling in France could soon attract a $500 fine

Paris: Men who harass women on French streets with wolf whistles or lecherous behaviour could end up being fined more than $500.

Plans for a new law of "sexual or sexist affront" aimed at outlawing France's macho culture were set out by a parliamentary working group on Wednesday.

France is expected to pass the new law within months as concern continues to grow about sexual harassment and assaults that have come to light in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The government is expected to incorporate the recommendation within months.

Wolf-whistling, making obscene or insulting remarks or pestering women for their phone number would be penalised under the plans.

The cross-party group was commissioned by Gender Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa to define harassment and examine how police could enforce a new law against it.

A longtime ally of President Emmanuel Macron, Schiappa said last September that new measures were needed to address the "grey zone between consented seduction and sexual aggression".

After five months of deliberations, her panel is advising the government to broaden the scope of the new criminal offence to cover a range of behaviour causing an "intimidating, hostile or offensive situation" or "injurious to the dignity of others because of their gender or sexual orientation". Fines would range from €90 to €350 ($140 to $552).

Belgium and Portugal are among a handful of countries that have already introduced legislation to ban such behaviour. Britain has broader laws in place against harassment in general.

The bill, to be submitted to the French Parliament and cabinet by Schiappa, will also set a minimum age of consent for sex.  Under existing French law, only children under five are automatically regarded as non-consenting. But recent cases have caused outrage because men who had sex with pre-teen girls were not charged with rape but with the lesser offence of sexual abuse of a minor.

Macron has said tackling street harassment is a priority. "Women in the republic cannot be afraid to go out," he said in November.
 Telegraph, London


France's Marion Le Pen at CPAC: 'Just Like You, We Want Our Country Back!'

Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 23, conservative Catholic French politician Marion Marechal-Le Pen said the election of President Donald Trump proves that when "the people are given the opportunity to take their country back, they will seize it," and that she supports a policy of America First for the American people, Britian First for the British people, and France First for the French people.

Marion Le Pen, 28, also defended the family, the nation, natural law, and a common morality. "What do we want?" she asked. "Just like you, we want our country back."

“Let me be clear here, I’m not offended when I hear President Donald Trump say ‘America First,'" said the young Le Pen. "In fact, I want America First for the American people. I want Britain First for the British people. And I want France First for the French people."

Marion Le Pen is the niece of Marine Le Pen, who ran for the French presidency on the conservative National Front ticket in 2016-17. Marion Le Pen is also the granddaughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, who founded the National Front, but who was removed from the party in 2015 by Marine Le Pen who denounced his extreme views. Marion Le Pen is in agreement with her aunt on most issues and she is seen as more traditionally Catholic and pro-family.

Marion Le Pen is a National Front party member and she served in the National Assembly from 2012 to 2017.

“After 40 years of massive immigration, Islamic lobbies, and political correctness France is in the process of passing from the eldest daughter of the Catholic Church to the little niece of Islam," said Le Pen at CPAC.  "And the terrorism is the only tip of the iceberg. This is not the France that our grandparents fought for [in World Wars I and II]."

"How did we get here?" she said. "Because the EU and French governments forgot one crucial point: To open oneself to the outside, you must have a solid core. To welcome, you have to remain; and to share, you must have something to offer."

“Without nation and without family, the limits of the common good, natural law, and collective morality disappear as the reign of egoism continues," said Marion Le Pen. 

"Today, even children have become merchandise. We hear now, in the public debate that we have the right to order a child in a catalog [IVF clinics], we have the right to rent a woman’s womb, we have the right to deny a child a mother or a father – no, you don’t! A child is not a ‘right.’"

"Is this the freedom that we want?" she said.  "No, we don’t want this atomized world of individual without gender, without father, without mother, and without nation."

“So, what do we want then?" said Le Pen.  "Finally, just like you, we want our country back."

"I came here to tell you that there is a youth ready for this fight in Europe today," she said.  "A youth who believes in hard work, who believe that the flag means something, who want to defend individual liberty and private property – a conservative youth movement that wants to protect their children from eugenics and from the gender-terror delirium. A youth that wants to protect their parents from euthanasia, and protect humanity from communism."

“Like the American youth, the French youth is the heir of a great nation," she said. "To whom much is given, much is expected. Our fight cannot take place only in elections. We need to convey our ideas across the media, in the culture and education to stop the domination of the liberals and the socialists."

Marion Le Pen continued, “The last two years have shown one thing: Never underestimate the people. Only a battle not waged is a battle lost. Brexit in the UK, many [garbled] in France and, of course, the election of President Donald Trump prove a fact: When the people are given the opportunity to take their country back, they will seize it."

“Through your actions and your talents, you have succeeded in putting conservatism right back on top of the political agenda," she said.  "Let us build on what you have achieved here, so that on both sides of the Atlantic a conservative agenda may prevail."

She then read a quote, “'Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire,'" and continued,  "You were the spark. It is now up to us to feed the conservative flame in our country. … Long live the Franco-American friendship!”


Australia: Child protection staff turned a blind eye to Aboriginal men sexually assaulting underage girls because of 'cultural reasons'

Leftist "tolerance" can come at a steep price, a price not paid by Leftists themselves

Child protection case managers in the Northern Territory underwent mandatory training four years ago after it was revealed a small number of staff members ignored relationships between young girls and much older men because of Aboriginal cultural practices.

Jodeen Carney, the CEO of the Department of Children and Families at the time, sent an urgent memo in November 2014 ordering all staff to participate in training conducted by social anthropologist Jane Lloyd, according to NT News.

The memo is believed to have been prompted by a staff member's decision to grant permission to let a girl have a relationship with a man, who she also lived with.

'It has come to my attention that a small number of staff misunderstand how some cultural practices in local Aboriginal communities affect their role as child protection practitioners when assessing and managing cases involving sexual exploitation,' Ms Carney said in the memo, the publication reported on Wednesday.

'The age of consent in the Territory is 16 years of age. Children under 16 years of age cannot 'consent' to sexual intercourse.'

Ms Lloyd was hired to educate staff and 'address aspects of classical and contemporary Aboriginal beliefs and customs insofar as they relate to family structures and child safety,' Ms Carney said.

The leaked memo comes after tensions escalated in Tennant Creek over the alleged sexual assault of a two-year-old girl.

The toddler was flown to the Alice Springs Hospital on February 16 before being rushed to the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide, where she was placed in an induced coma because of the severity of her injuries.

A 24-year-old man has since been arrested and charged with sexual assault. He appeared to have been bashed when he appeared in court by video-link last week. He did not apply for bail.

The girl has been released from hospital into the care of her family and will return to the home where the alleged assault occurred, much to the horror of relatives. Her parents are understood to have troubled pasts, and are known to be heavy consumers of alcohol.

It was previously reported a party was held at the home on the same night the two-year-old was allegedly sexually assaulted.

Territory Families received 21 calls to the girl's troubled residence between August 15 and December 17.

Restrictions on the sale of alcohol in Tennant Creek have been put in place for the next seven days after an increase in alcohol-related offences, particularly domestic violence.

Licensing director-general Cinday Bravos says the restrictions will apply to six venues in the town including the Tennant Creek and Goldfields hotels and will limit the amount of takeaway alcohol that can be bought and when it can be purchased.

'I will then assess their effectiveness and the options available for implementing longer-term measures if the restrictions prove to be successful in reducing the levels of harm associated with the consumption of alcohol,' Ms Bravos said in a statement on Tuesday.

Takeaway alcohol will only be sold from 3pm to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, with limits on the amount of beer, wine, fortified wine or mixed drinks that can be purchased in a single transaction.



Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the  incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.

American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of  other countries.  The only real difference, however, is how much power they have.  In America, their power is limited by democracy.  To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already  very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges.  They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did:  None.  So look to the colleges to see  what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way.  It would be a dictatorship.

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