(WHAT A GREAT IDEA!) – Adult Migrants to Attend High School in Sweden

By Ben Warren

A new policy in Lund, Sweden will have adult “asylum seekers” attend high school while waiting for asylum decision.

A local politician criticized the education board’s decision by explaining what it entails.

“Grown-up foreigners will be in the same high school class as your children,” said the politician. “And you pay for it! Do not think it ends here.”

The policy is designed to be accommodating to migrants as it circumvents existing laws saying people over 18 do not have the right to benefit from certain national programs.

Moreover, the education agency admits the school is effectively a placeholder location for foreign nationals as they would “have nothing to do” otherwise.

“[A] person who is 18 years old is not entitled to apply for national programs, but also not [allowed] to attend adult education,” said the agency. “It will be a two year gap since they have nothing to do. Nor should they work if they did not apply for a special residence permit that gives work permits. Which is a process in itself.”

The annual cost to insert each adult into a school is at least $12,000 dollars, but the cost increases if they come from different municipalities.

Critics say the policy gives priority to “asylum seekers” over competent Swedish students who want to attend the same school.

Trump Calls Off Historic Meeting With North Korea’s Kim

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By Tyler Durden

While probably not a huge surprise following the recent escalation in US and North Korean diplomatic outbursts, which last night culminated with a top North Korean official calling Mike Pence a “political dummy”, and warning that if the upcoming summit between the US and North Korea is called off, the U.S. could instead face off with North Korea in a “nuclear-to-nuclear showdown”, moments ago Trump stunned the world when he sent a letter to Kim Jong Un, calling off the June 12 Singapore meeting, stating that “based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting.”

The letter also contained the usual terms of endearment such as:

  • The warning: “You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.”
  • The trolling: “Some day, I look very much forward to meeting you. In the meantime, I want to thank you for the release of the hostages who are now home with their families. That was a beautiful gesture and was very much appreciated.”
  • The loss (yours, not ours): The world, and North Korea in particular, has lost a great opportunity for lasting peace and great prosperity and wealth. This missed opportunity is a truly sad moment in history.
  • And of course, don’t forget to write… sometime: “If you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to call me or write.”

Whether this is simply another diplomatic gambit on behalf of the White House, hoping to force China to get Kim to “play nice”, with the prodding of South Korea which has everything to lose and nothing to gain from a collapse in the summit, remains unclear, and will depend on the response from North Korea, which earlier today just “demolished” its already destroyed nuclear research center.

ull letter below:

Dear Mr. Chairman:

We greatly appreciate your time, patience, and effort with respect to our recent negotiations and discussions relative to a summit long sought by both parties, which was scheduled to take place on June 12 in Singapore. We were informed that the meeting was requested by North Korea, but that to us is totally irrelevant.

I was very much looking forward to being there with you. Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting. Therefore, please let this letter serve to represent that the Singapore summit, for the good of both parties, but to the detriment of the world, will not take place. You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.

I felt a wonderful dialogue was building up between you and me, and ultimately, it is only that dialogue that matters. Some day, I look very much forward to meeting you. In the meantime, I want to thank you for the release of the hostages who are now home with their families. That was a beautiful gesture and was very much appreciated.

If you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to call me or write.

The world, and North Korea in particular, has lost a great opportunity for lasting peace and great prosperity and wealth. This missed opportunity is a truly sad moment in history.

The original:

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And as we await North Korea’s response, now that diplomacy has once again failed, the “Libya scenario” appears to be official in play.

Judging by the market’s response, the worst case scenario is back front and center.

 

What Changed? The Same Media Who Excuse Bob Mueller Abused Ken Starr

By Bill D’Agostino

Today’s journalists routinely assert that it is “extreme,” “dangerous,” and possibly even criminal for the White House – or anyone else, for that matter – to criticize an investigation into the President. But twenty years ago, Independent Counsel Ken Starr was savaged by the same liberal media during his investigation of then-President Bill Clinton. At that time, Starr was harangued as a “partisan” and “inept prosecutor,” and a “peeping Tom.”

On Monday evening, MSNBC host Chris Matthews shared his take on the Trump administration’s attitude towards Mueller while hosting Hardball: “President Trump is indicating today that he’s willing to go to extreme new lengths to discredit the Russia probe.”

“It seems extremely dangerous that you have investigators investigating the investigation,” intoned a deeply concerned Don Lemon. The CNN Tonight host continued, “You have a President who appears to be, by anyone’s standards, trying to manipulate the process.”

Chris Cuomo was similarly incensed on Tuesday, providing the following synopsis on CNN’s New Day: “The logic is clear. Attack the people who are attacking you, even if it’s just in perception. Bring down their credibility, and that will reduce the impact of anything they find…”

During a segment on ABC’s This Week, CNN Contributor and former Ted Cruz staffer Amanda Carpenter mounted a particularly tone-deaf defense of the Special Counsel. “One of the problems here is that Donald Trump has a strong PR machine giving his side of the story out, and the Department of Justice and the investigators do not,” she claimed – as if the media are not themselves a massive anti-Trump PR machine.

The liberal media-wide closing of ranks around the Mueller investigation has ramped up in recent days, but it is nothing new in the age of Trump. In March, MSNBC White House Correspondent Peter Alexander suggested that a tweet in which the President had criticized Mueller somehow constituted a criminal act: “Does this effort to sort of undermine and discredit this investigation… does this only add to this obstruction of justice effort by Robert Mueller?”

Back in December of 2017, Lemon confessed on his show that he found conservative media criticism of Mueller “embarrassing,” and “shocking to watch.”

Journalists sang a very different tune when it was a Democratic President under scrutiny. Accusations of Ken Starr’s supposed partisan zeal and incompetence were commonplace throughout the investigation, and as the probe dragged on, the cacophony of dissenting voices only grew fiercer. MRC analysts combed the archives for the most egregious clips of pundits tearing into the Special Counsel, which can be viewed in the compilation video below.

For a list of the quotes contained in the video, click “expand” below:

“There is growing controversy tonight, about whether the newly named independent counsel in the Whitewater case is independent or a Republican partisan allied with a get-Clinton movement.”
– Dan Rather on the August 8 CBS Evening News, 1994.

“What the Judge said plays directly into what the White House’s allies have been saying, that this is an over-zealous prosecutor over-reaching in a bid to bring down the President.”
– ABC’s Jackie Judd ending a story on charges dismissed in the Hubbell tax evasion case, July 1 World News Tonight, 1998.

“…By pandering to Clinton-haters, Mr. Starr appears to be abandoning all pretenses of impartiality. He went into this job with a reputation as a fair-minded conservative. He now looks more like a political hit man desperately eager for a future Supreme Court appointment.”
– Al Hunt’s Outrage of the Week, October 5 Capital Gang, 1996.

“If Ken Starr is a credible prosecutor he will bring this to a conclusion and the Clintons will be exonerated.”
– Newsweek‘s Eleanor Clift on the February 10 McLaughlin Group, 1996.

“If he doesn’t come forward very soon with credible evidence of lawbreaking, he will go down in history as the Peeping Tom Prosecutor.”
– Newsweek Senior Editor Jonathan Alter on Kenneth Starr, April 1 The News with Brian Williams on MSNBC, 1998.

“I’m gonna call any witness I can to prove that Ken Starr is a partisan zealot who has had a chip on his shoulder…”
– Geraldo Rivera on what he’d advise if he were Clinton’s lawyer, November 11 Rivera Live on CNBC, 1998.

“Have you any doubt that Kenneth Starr and his deputies are pursuing an agenda that is purely political?”
– Some of Bryant Gumbel’s questions to former Clinton business partner and convicted felon Susan McDougal and her attorney, September 17 Today, 1996.

“Let’s not pretend for a moment that the Starr report is a balanced, judicious presentation. It’s not. It is a partisan prosecutor with some zealous aides who’s trying to make a case against a guy he despises.”
– Al Hunt, Executive Washington Editor of the Wall Street Journal, September 12 Capital Gang on CNN, 1998.

“Couldn’t this be just a witch hunt? Couldn’t the Democrats and President Clinton’s people who’ve been defending him all these months be right?”
– Good Morning America co-host Lisa McRee to humorist P.J. O’Rourke, September 10, 1998.

“Would not there be some sort of comparison to a persecutor as opposed to a prosecutor for Mr. Starr?”
– Keith Olbermann, host of MSNBC’s The Big Show, to Chicago Tribune Washington Bureau Chief Jams Warren, August 18, 1998.

“…Ken Starr is like a deer caught in the headlights, he’s got big bug eyes, he’s gonna do anything. He’s so mad that his neck is going to blow up… This is about vindictiveness, that’s what this is. This is about spite. This is a hate crime. This is a hate crime!”
– Geraldo Rivera on CNBC’s Rivera Live, November 16, 1998.

“At any point have you suggested to Judge Starr that its time to shut the office down or that he may be pressing too hard?”
– Good Morning America co-host Diane Sawyer to Judge Robert Bork, 1998.

“Should Starr resign?”
– Bernard Shaw on CNN’s Inside Politics, Feb. 26, 1998.

“When is this going to be over?”
– Diane Sawyer to Starr, 20/20 interview, November 25, 1998.

“The citizenry want the investigation, the investigator, the experts, and the media to go away.”
Keith Olbermann on MSNBC’s The Big Show, August 19, 1998.

“What about the image and impression of Ken Starr as the sort of evil puppeteer behind this entire investigation?”
– John Hockenberry to Gwen Ifill on MSNBC’s InterNight, November 19, 1998.

“If this reminds you of George Orwell’s novel, 1984, it should. The government in that book poked and pried everywhere. Its slogan was, ‘Big Brother Is Watching You.’ And with the aid of the thought police, he was. Welcome to Orwell’s world.”
– CNN’s Bruce Morton on Late Edition, October 11, 1998.

“It finally dawned on me that the person Ken Starr has reminded me of facially all this time was Heinrich Himmeler, including the glasses.”
Keith Olbermann, host of MSNBC’s The Big Show, to Chicago Tribune Washington Bureau Chief Jams Warren, August 18, 1998.

“Starr is regarded as an occupying army in Little Rock. It’s sort of like….like the French talk about the Germans.”
– Newsweek’s Evan Thomas on Inside Washington, April 25, 1998.

“This has been called demented pornography, pornography for puritans.”
– Diane Sawyer to Starr, 20/20 interview, November 25, 1998.

“This guy is leaving as a pious prosecutor, an inept prosecutor, someone who engaged in partisan witch hunts for whatever the reasons…”
– Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Al Hunt on CNNs Capital Gang, July 3, 1999.

“Twinkle, twinkle Kenneth Starr, now we see how crude you are.
Up above your jury high, like the judge up in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle little Starr, now we see how wrong you are.
When you drag the agents in, when you bully moms and kin.
Then you kiss the treacherous trip, twinkle, twinkle D.C. drip. 
Twinkle, twinkle little Starr, now we see how small you are.”
– Geraldo Rivera, CNBC Evening News July 21, 1998

EXPOSED: Obama Advisors’ Emails In Immediate Sandy Hook Aftermath Reveal Anti-Gun Agenda: ‘Tap Peoples Emotions’

“Go for a vote this week asap before it fades. Tap peoples [sic] emotion. Make it simple assault weapons.”

By Amanda Prestigiacomo

According to emails obtained via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, first reported by The Baltimore Post, advisors to then-President Barack Obama immediately strategized how to exploit the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary school to push their gun control agenda. “Tap peoples [sic] emotions,” Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel advised then-Education Secretary Arne Duncan on December 16, 2012, just two days after the massacre that left 26 dead. The victims’ bodies were yet to be laid to rest.

The two discussed how they could exploit the tragedy to bring about their anti-gun agenda. “What are your thoughts?” Duncan asked Emanuel on an email with the subject line, “CT shooting.”

“Go for a vote this week asap before it fades,” replied Emanuel. “Tap peoples [sic] emotion. Make it simple assault weapons.”

“Yup- thanks,” replied the education secretary.

“When I did brady bill and assault weapons for Clinton we always made it simple. Criminals or war weapons,” wrote back Emanuel.

Duncan then inquired about the so-called “gun show loophole” and other talking points to push on the public.

“Gun show loophole? Database? Cop-killer bullets? Too complicated?” he wrote.

“Cop killer maybe,” answered Emanuel. “The other no.”

“Got it,” Duncan agreed.

Emanuel served as the Obama White House Chief of Staff from 2008 to January of 2009. Fittingly, the ruthless politico famously said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste, and what I mean by that is, it’s an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.” The murder of 20 children included, apparently.

Manhattan Institute senior fellow Max Eden called the immediate politicization of the tragedy “shameful.”

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Duncan has been under fire following the Parkland, Florida school shooting that transpired earlier this year, as the shooter’s repeated bad behavior was reportedly swept under the rug due to a school program intended to close the gap in the racial disparity in public school disciplinary records, including criminal actions. Such a program was a model for the Obama Administration’s infamous “Dear Colleague” letter in 2014 directing schools to do the same. As reported by The Daily Wire in April, the seemingly well-intentioned program has resulted in alleged rape, violence, murder, extreme bullying, and cover-ups.
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos heard from proponents and opponents of the directive in April and is currently considering whether to rescind the measure.

Founders of parent and student advocacy group Parent2Parent Network, Nicole and Josh Landers, told The Daily Wire in a statement that the “email exchange demonstrates a shocking political conspiracy to draw upon an agenda rather than focus on the murders of 20 school children and 6 educators from Sandy Hook.”

“Two days after this horrific shooting, the focus of their response was to manipulate people’s emotions rather than supporting the families of the victims,” the statement continued. “It is clear that Emanuel and Duncan do not care about students’ lives, they only care about their gun control agenda and their image.

“It appears that former Secretary Duncan was and is using the gun control platform to deflect from his failed educational policies which have negatively impacted nearly 51 million students and over 3 million teachers nationwide,” they added.

Anti-Migrant Border Fence to Go Up as Balkans Crisis Re-Ignites

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By Dan Lyman

Montenegro is making plans for a fence along its border with Albania as the migrant crisis in the Balkans heats up again.

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Migrants and human traffickers are forging new pipelines through the Balkan Peninsula to the European Union after a primary route exploited by hundreds of thousands in the 2015 surge was effectively sealed off.

“In the case of a greater influx of migrants, we may raise a razor wire fence on the border with Albania,” said Vojislav Dragovic, head of Montenegro’s department for state border supervision.

He accused Albania of refusing to re-admit migrants once they had been rejected by Montenegro, despite bi-lateral agreements obligating them to do so.

Montenegro is seeing an increase in migrants attempting to cross its borders in their quest to reach Croatia and EU soil.

Similarly, nearby Bosnia and Herzegovina is experiencing a large build-up of ‘asylum seekers’ who have totally overwhelmed Sarajevo’s modest migrant centers and continue to arrive by the thousands.

“We expect about 50,000 arrivals by the end of the year,” Adnan Tatarevic, a Sarajevo-based pro-migrant activist, told Reuters.

The government of Republika Srpska, which represents the Serbian entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has called for increased measures to secure the nation’s borders.

“We want to protect our way of life,” said Milorad Dodik, President of Republika Srpska. “We don’t want changes to the future structure of the population.”

Croatia and Slovenia are bracing for a deluge of at least 60,000 illegal immigrants attempting to gain entry to their countries before moving north towards the heart of Europe.

Last month, Serbian MP Sanda Ivic warned that the EU is seeking to turn the Balkan Peninsula into a “parking lot for migrants,” using strong-arm tactics against weak nations, while deferring to demands from Turkey.

“The EU is no longer ready to accept large masses of migrants, so it needs some kind of filter to stem the flow of refugees; but it can’t use Turkey for this purpose because the latter could start blackmailing Brussels,” Ivic told Sputnik. “Croatia is the EU border territory, located next to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro.”

Hungary erected a border fence following the 2015 migrant crisis that effectively reduced illegal immigration at its southern border completely.