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Laugh Track! NBC News Prez Says NBC Is ‘Objective Journalism’ and MSNBC Is ‘Informed Opinion’ at Night

The Hollywood Reporter published a softball interview with NBC News president Noah Oppenheim, but there was one question that granted an unintentionally funny answer. When asked how the leftist tilt on MSNBC might shade public opinion of NBC News, he suggested the difference was that MSNBC offered “informed opinion in prime time,” while NBC defined “objective journalism.”

The executive wasn’t asked how comparing the Trump children to Saddam Hussein’s sons can be described as “informed opinion” rather than childish mudslinging. It’s amazing liberals still pretend that their product is “objective,” with no follow-up, such as “So how did hiring Chelsea Clinton as a reporter reflect an image of objectivity?”

Doctor Dragged Off United Flight And Beaten Reaches Settlement With Airline…

Good. I hope he got every penny he could. Via NBC: The Kentucky doctor dragged off an airplane in Chicago, in a startling incident captured in a viral video that has sparked global headlines, has settled with United Airlines for an undisclosed amount. According to a statement from his attorney, Thomas Demetrio, Dr. David Dao […]

WARNING: Antifa Terrorists Announce Plans to throw SH*T at Conservatives at Berkeley Protests

Conservative radio host and activst Gavin McInnes, author and activist Lauren Southern and “Based Stick Man” Kyle Chapman are planning to hold a free speech rally today in Berkeley, California.

The rally is scheduled despite the fact that Ann Coulter’s speech on the UC Berkeley campus was canceled on Wednesday.

Antifa terrorists are already gathering on campus.

AND — They announced last night that they will be hurlking SH*T at the protests today.
Via Reddit:
(Warning on language)

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WARNING: Antifa Terrorists Announce Plans to throw SH*T at Conservatives at Berkeley Protests

Conservative radio host and activst Gavin McInnes, author and activist Lauren Southern and “Based Stick Man” Kyle Chapman are planning to hold a free speech rally today in Berkeley, California.

The rally is scheduled despite the fact that Ann Coulter’s speech on the UC Berkeley campus was canceled on Wednesday.

Antifa terrorists are already gathering on campus.

AND — They announced last night that they will be hurlking SH*T at the protests today.
Via Reddit:
(Warning on language)

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WATCH: Code Pink Disrupts Launch of Pro-Israel Congressional Caucus: ‘Israel Is an Apartheid State!’


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Two leftist females with the CODEPINK activist organization disrupted the launch of the Middle East Forum's Israel Victory Project in Congress on Thursday before security removed them from the historic meeting in the Rayburn House Office Building.

Clarion: Syrian Christian Militia Condemns Turkey for Bombing Kurds

A missile-loaded Turkish Air Force warplane takes off from the Incirlik Air Base, in the outskirts of the city of Adana, southeastern Turkey, Tuesday, July 28, 2015After months of reluctance, Turkish warplanes last week started striking militant targets in Syria and agreed to allow the U.S. to launch its own strikes from Turkey's strategically located Incirlik Air Base. In a series of cross-border strikes, Turkey has not only targeted the IS group but also Kurdish fighters affiliated with forces battling IS in Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
This story originally appeared at the Clarion Project: By Ryan Mauro The Syriac Military Council, a Christian militia in Syria opposed to the Assad regime, condemned Turkey for bombing its U.S.-backed Kurdish allies who are fighting ISIS. The Christians accused Turkey of continuing the genocidal and anti-democratic campaigns of the Ottoman Empire. The statement reads in part: “This attack came at the 102nd commemoration of the Syriac Assyrian, Armenian and Greek genocide ‘Sayfo,’ while Turkey is continuing the same policies against the people living in the Middle East, trying to overthrow the democratic project that our people are working together to reach a political and administrational system based on pluralism, justice, equality and democracy.” Turkey’s airstrikes killed 40 Kurdish fighters in Iraq and 30 in Syria. The Kurds in Syria belonged to the People Defense Units (YPG). The Syriac Military Council (MFS) and its female wing, the Beth Nahrin Women Protection Forces, are allied with the YPG Kurds in a U.S.-backed alliance named the Syrian Democratic Forces. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is a multi-ethnic coalition and it is leading the fight against ISIS as it prepares to attack Raqqa. Despite historical ethnic tensions, the Kurdish-led SDF was able to

Report: Detroit FGM-Doctor Mutilated Girls Far Worse Than She Admits

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The Detroit Free Press reported Thursday that documents obtained by the paper show much more serious mutilation of Dr. Jumana Nagarwala's alleged victims' genitals than the doctor admitted to.

Trump Decries Aluminum for U.S. Ships Coming From Foreign Countries — ‘Absolutely Insane’

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 9: President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with leaders from small community banks in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC on Thursday, March. 09, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Thursday at the White House, President Donald Trump directed Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to investigate the import of aluminum and its effect on national defense. Trump said, “Today I’m calling on Secretary Ross to prioritize the investigation he initiated yesterday into whether the foreign aluminum imports are jeopardizing our security and to issue a report based on his findings. Based on those findings, Secretary Ross will make formal recommendations to the White House as to what to do about the problem and whether or not we do tariffs or taxes or something else to get our aluminum business going again. Aluminum is critical to our manufacturing and defense industry base. Its vital components mean everything from military aircraft and armored vehicles to our naval ships at sea.” “We cannot afford in these dangerous times to become dependent on foreign nations for the aluminum that our military relies on,” he continued. “You look at our ships. I went to see some of the ships last week and so much is aluminum-based and much of that aluminum comes from foreign countries, which is absolutely insane. Today we’re sending another clear signal to the world, we will fight for American workers, for American

Trump Decries Aluminum for U.S. Ships Coming From Foreign Countries — ‘Absolutely Insane’

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 9: President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with leaders from small community banks in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC on Thursday, March. 09, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Thursday at the White House, President Donald Trump directed Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to investigate the import of aluminum and its effect on national defense. Trump said, “Today I’m calling on Secretary Ross to prioritize the investigation he initiated yesterday into whether the foreign aluminum imports are jeopardizing our security and to issue a report based on his findings. Based on those findings, Secretary Ross will make formal recommendations to the White House as to what to do about the problem and whether or not we do tariffs or taxes or something else to get our aluminum business going again. Aluminum is critical to our manufacturing and defense industry base. Its vital components mean everything from military aircraft and armored vehicles to our naval ships at sea.” “We cannot afford in these dangerous times to become dependent on foreign nations for the aluminum that our military relies on,” he continued. “You look at our ships. I went to see some of the ships last week and so much is aluminum-based and much of that aluminum comes from foreign countries, which is absolutely insane. Today we’re sending another clear signal to the world, we will fight for American workers, for American

NBC Finally Finds Trump Voter With Buyer’s Remorse…He’s a Democrat

After spending months trying to get Trump voters to express regret for their support of the President, on Thursday, NBC News political analyst Nicolle Wallace took to the Today show to eagerly announce that she finally found a regretful supporter. He turned out to a liberal millennial who backed Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary before voting for Donald Trump in the general election.

Canada/US Tensions Heat Up as NAFTA’s Future Remains in Flux

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President Donald Trump has decided not to end the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that has guided trade between the US., Mexico, and Canada since 1994. But even his position now—that the treaty needs to be renegotiatedhas caused protests from our northern neighbor. “It has been a bad week for U.S.-Canada trade relations,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday: Last Monday, it became apparent that Canada intends to effectively cut off the last dairy products being exported from the United States. Today, in a different matter, the Department of Commerce determined a need to impose countervailing duties of roughly one billion dollars on Canadian softwood lumber exports to us. This is not our idea of a properly functioning Free Trade Agreement. On Thursday Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) and a group of 70 bipartisan House members sent a letter to the president urging him to hold Canada accountable for its current trade commitments to the U.S., especially the dairy industry. “Until recently, Canada used a five-class milk pricing system. However, in April, Canada revised its milk classification system, which has led to changes in the dairy market that have disproportionately hurt our farmers,” a press release announcing the letter said. “Unfair

Infowars 3-5 LIVE Berkeley Coverage: Will There Be Riots?

Free speech supporters and violent Antifa thugs could face off

2 US Soldiers Killed, 1 Injured in Firefight in Afghanistan (VIDEO)

Heartbreaking news coming out of Afghanistan. Late Thursday evening, two U.S. service members were killed and another wounded after coming under attack during a raid involving Islamic State fighters.

These service members were killed in the hotly contested Nangarhar province, a Defense Department official told Fox News.

The soldiers were actively fighting alongside Afghan defense forces in the same region the MOAB was dropped earlier this month.

Fox News reports:

“The fight against ISIS-K is important for the world, but sadly, it is not without sacrifice,” said Gen. John W. Nicholson, Commander, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan. “On behalf of all U.S. Forces and our coalition partners, I offer our deepest sympathies to the families, friends and fellow service members of our fallen comrades.”

Next of kin have been notified. In keeping with U.S. [military] policy, the names and of those killed will not be released until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification.

Eighteen ISIS militants were killed in the firefight.

A Fox News source with the Afghanistan military says that ISIS has NOT been considered a major threat in the country with the majority of the focus being put on Taliban fighters. ISIS has an estimated 800 fighters in the region.

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Arsonist Sets Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas on Fire


A man ignited two large fires on the 17th floor of the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, using toasters and towels to set the flames.

Planned Parenthood Touts Grandmas for Abortion

"Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights" is a pro-Planned Parenthood abortion-rights group
Planned Parenthood is showing its support for a group of Maine grandmothers promoting abortion rights and is led by the daughter of a longtime associate of Margaret Sanger.

Live Thread: The Battle of Berkeley (Part 4)

Gavin McInnes, Brittany Pettibone, Baked Alaska, Lauren Southern and others will be rallying at 2 PM PST in Berkeley. Ann Coulter is rumored to be making a surprise appearance.

Note: As always, I will be posting my reactions on Twitter at @occdissent.

Tribal Leader Threatens Protest If Border Wall Is Built

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A tribal leader is threatening protests if the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) begins construction of President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.

Man With Nearly A Dozen Knives Caught Outside Of U.K. Parliament…

Catch of the day. Via Washington Post: Armed police carrying out a counterterrorism operation Thursday swooped in on a man they said was carrying knives in a bag near Britain’s Parliament and arrested him on suspicion of planning terrorist acts. A European security official familiar with the individual said the suspect was known to British […]

Mind Hacking, From Paranoia To Reality

Are you an individual without your thoughts?

Mystery Illness Keeps Hundreds Absent from Texas School


HUMBLE, Texas – The Humble Independent School District and Harris County Health Department are taking extra precautions to prevent the undisclosed illness from spreading.

MRC’s Tim Graham, FBN’s Neil Cavuto Slam Media Collusion with Dems on Tax Cuts, Flynn Scandal

MRC’s director of media analysis and NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham provided analysis on the Fox Business Network following White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s Thursday briefing, slamming the media for its collusion with the Democratic Party on attacking the Trump administration’s tax proposal as done solely to benefit President Trump.

 

Dem Rep Schiff: ‘I Believe’ There’s Evidence of Trump Camp-Russia Collusion, ‘Premature’ to Say There Will Be No Proof

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On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” Rep.Adam Schiff (D-CA) responded to Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY) statement that he has seen no proof of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign by saying, “I have to disagree with my colleague in terms of whether there is any evidence of collusion. I believe that there is.” Schiff later added that it’s “certainly premature” to say that there will be no proof of collusion. Anchor Chris Cuomo asked Schiff, “No proof, Peter King says. I’ve seen no proof of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Carter Page says the allegations are laughable. What do you say?” Schiff answered, “Well, Carter Page is a person of interest to the committee, and I think, probably likely to come before the committee, so I don’t want to comment on anything he’s had to say in particular. But I do think that we need to get to the bottom of these allegations of collusion or coordination. I have to disagree with my colleague in terms of whether there is any evidence of collusion. I believe that there is. But nonetheless, this is something that we need to investigate. I think there was a reason why

Berkeley Street War is Going Down Without Ann! [UPDATE: Seems Gay?!]

Daily Stormer
April 27, 2017

AT THE TOP: Streams

Beardson:

Tim Pool:

UPDATE III:

Some non-Proud Boys visible.

But left and right are smoking weed together and drinking Pepsi.

Tim Pool has a stream up now also, though I recommend Beardson.

There is a BASED black woman in a Trump shirt though, which has really encouraged me.

UPDATE II:

I guess we have about two hours before McInnes speaks, Beardson has pledged to keep streaming. It looks like the most likely scenario is that a bunch of antifa are going to show up and beat the shit out of the Proud Boys, who are the only people at this event.

I don’t think it is really very good optics for the right wing generally for the Proud Boys to get their asses kicked, but having seen them on this stream, I don’t really care, and am currently hoping they all get the living fuck beat out of them.

These people are filth.

It will be a big WHITE PILL for me to see them get what’s coming to them. These Proud Boys are not even 50% white.

Anyway, watch the stream below, we got a good chat going, Beardson is funny.

UPDATE I:

Beardson is streaming.

Stream is just brown people talking to an old lady.

This attempt by McInnes to start a riot, and failing, should destroy what’s left of his disgusting, failed career as a shill for Jews.

Original article follows.

Here, friends – have some white pills:

(Note: White pills are made of codine, so even if this stuff I’m about to tell you about ends up sucking, you’ll still feel better – just don’t combine them with more than 3-5 alcoholic beverages unless you’re drinking a full glass of water in between.)

Even though Ann pulled out and many a young man’s heart was torn asunder, we may still get to watch a live stream of antifa faggots getting their asses kicked.

Basically, Ann canceled at the last minute, citing the refusal of the groups that invited her to support her. Apparently, they asked her not to go.

She could have gone anyway, obviously, but she’s not really the MILO type drama queen, and maybe she’s trying to not have a bunch of Nazis beating the shit out of women on the streets associated with her brand.

Who knows.

The most interesting element is that, given the context of her recent talk show appearances, Ann’s speech was almost certainly going to be focused on criticizing Trump, which would have meant that the antifa who showed up to protest her would have been protesting in support of Trump and his warmongering.

And that is going to happen more and more, as our events are now mostly going to be against Trump – we have to keep pointing out “antifa came out to support Donald Trump…” – the media will pick up on this and run with it. Guaranteed.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand, which is my immediate need for livestreams of commies getting their smug pock-marked faces smashed in.

CBS SF:

Following the cancellation of the Ann Coulter speech at University of California, Berkeley, far-right supporters plan to hold a rally Thursday to denounce what they claim is the attempted silencing of their conservative views, stoking fears of another violent encounter with far-left groups.

UC Police said it was preparing for violence Thursday between militant factions on both sides, even as the speech by the conservative firebrand Coulter was canceled over fears of violence.

Gavin McInnes, founder of the pro-Trump “Proud Boys,” said he would fly to Berkeley to speak Thursday and was encouraging other alt-right forces to make a large appearance at the gathering, scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at Civic Center Park.

In a YouTube video, McInnes challenged the so-called anti-fascist groups, “… our army will be a bigger audience than most of these liberals get when they do talks. So you f***’ed up. Once again, you have created this mythical universe of Nazis on every corner and you’ve tried to shut it down based on that lie. Well, we’re not allowing that to happen. The show must go on.”

The Proud Boys call themselves Western chauvinists who “refuse to apologize for creating the modern world.” They flooded Berkeley in huge numbers earlier this month and appear to be amassing a return visit from such characters as the “Based Stickman” and others who have made their name with violent responses to the antifa (anti-fascist) anarchists.

Well, it wasn’t “huge numbers” of Proud Boys, I can tell you that. It was all different sorts of people, most of them are now presumably followers of the Prophet of White Sharia, Nathan Damigo (PBUH).

This is all sort of confusing, but it does look like McInnes is leading this, though there are several other “Alt-Lite” figures involved. It just isn’t clear how they’ve rallied people in the last 24 hours.

The same number of leftists that have showed up for Coulter are going to show up for this.

Hopefully, they’ve managed to get the word out successfully on Twitter, and some of our guys are going. I certainly have no love for McInnes (who constantly accuses me of being a fed but won’t debate me because he’s a little Jew-owned bitch), but having any right-wing type people get their asses kicked by antifa is bad.

When it comes to the antifa problem, we must stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the likes of Gavin McInnes (Note: I wouldn’t let him stand behind you).

Here are some relevant tweets:

Roman Polanski Set for Return to Cannes with ‘Based on a True Story’


Roman Polanski's latest film has been added to this year's lineup at the Cannes Film Festival, marking the first time since 2013 that the exiled director's work will be presented at the festival.

Tweet Of The Day…

Wait, Bill Nye isn’t a scientist? Who knew? HT: Funny Libertarian

New Sheriff in Town: The First 100 Days at the Sessions DOJ


Under the leadership of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the first 100 days at the Department of Justice have seen perhaps the most straightforward and earnest efforts to bring the promises of the Trump movement to fruition.

China Bans Dozens of Islamic Names in Muslim Xinjiang: ‘Jihad,’ ‘Saddam,’ ‘Muhammad’

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The government of China has drafted a list of "overly religious" names banned in western Xinjiang province, home to the nation's Uighur Muslim ethnic minority. The list includes names such as "Muhammad," "Jihad," and "Imam."

Facebook Working on Brain-Computer Interface to Translate Thoughts to Text


Facebook's Building 8 "moon shot" division is developing a direct brain-to-computer interface, allowing users to type words with their mind.

House Committee Seeks Charges For Crooked Hillary’s IT Firm For Obstruction of Justice

A House committee is seeking charges for the IT company that managed Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The matter is being referred to the Justice Department for obstruction of justice and making false statements.

Via The Daily Caller:

Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, the chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, issued the referral for Treve Suazo, the CEO of Platte River Networks.

House aides participating in a conference call with reporters on Thursday said that Platte River “flatly refused” to honor two subpoenas for documents related to its work on Clinton’s server.

According to the aides, Datto asked Platte River to take steps to encrypt the information on the server, which was stored at a data center in New Jersey.

“We didn’t see any evidence that those encryption measures were taken,” the aides said.

The aides also said that a Platte River technician, Paul Combetta, received at least 50 alerts about hacking attempts on Clinton’s server originating from Korea, Germany, France and the U.S.

The aides said that Combetta responded to those email alerts by asking to be removed from the alert system.

Combetta was one of two Platte River Networks employees who pleaded the Fifth during a House hearing last September. Bill Thornton, another technician, refused to testify at a House Oversight Committee hearing about their work on Clinton’s server.

Combetta also lied to the FBI during one of his interviews about his work on Clinton’s server. Despite that, he was granted immunity from the Justice Department in order to cooperate with the investigation.

Not only did Hillary Clinton send and receive classified information over an unsecured, private email server, her maid was printing up classified information as well. Hillary’s assistant, Huma Abedin who does not have a security clearance (and has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood) also had access to Hillary’s classified information. We have two sets of laws in this country, one for politicians and one for the citizens.

 

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Paul Craig Roberts Warns “Trump Now A Captive Of The Deep State”

Can the world survive the evil that is concentrated in Washington.

Mark Levin: ‘Why Aren’t the First 100 Days a Measuring Stick for Congress?’


Radio host, author, and constitutional scholar Mark Levin said on his syndicated show on Tuesday that the same 100-day measurement of leadership being applied to President Donald Trump should also be used for Congress.

India Blocks Social Media in Kashmir in Wake of Abuse Videos

Facebook, Twitter and 20 other social media sites and online applications blocked for one month.

ABC, NBC Skip: Obama Hit Wall Street ‘Fat Cats,’ Now Giving Them $400k Speech

ABC and NBC on Thursday conveniently ignored the news that Barack Obama will be giving a $400,000 speech to Wall Street investors, the same people he decried as “fat cat bankers” in 2009. Only CBS This Morning covered the New York Times revelation — and only in an 18 second brief that avoided hypocrisy concerns. 

Another Facebook Live Death: Man Films Suicide Following Breakup


An Alabama man livestreamed his suicide on Facebook Live following a relationship breakup this week.

Another Facebook Live Death: Man Films Suicide Following Breakup


An Alabama man livestreamed his suicide on Facebook Live following a relationship breakup this week.

Trump’s VOICE Hotline Allegedly Flooded With Calls Reporting Space Aliens

Scum. Via Daily Caller: President Trump launched a toll-free hotline in coordination with the opening of the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement office Tuesday. The office is intended to “support victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens through access to information and resources,” yet shortly after the number for the hotline was posted online, POTUS’ […]

EU On Track to Pay Turkey Three Billion For Migrants This Year


(AP) -- The European Union says it expects to finish allocating this year all of the 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) it has pledged to Turkey to help the country accommodate the nearly 3 million Syrian refugees living there.

Sweden Cracks Down on Illegal Workers after Truck Attack

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Sweden on Thursday announced tougher measures against illegal immigration, weeks after the main suspect behind the deadly Stockholm attack was identified as an Uzbek who had ignored a deportation order.

PICS: Le Pen Goes to Sea as She Clashes With Macron Over Fishing Policy


PARIS (AP) — After “the battle of Whirlpool,” when Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron both went hunting for France’s blue-collar vote at a threatened home appliance factory, the presidential candidates clashed over fish in a return to more traditional campaigning on Thursday. The anti-European Union far-right populist Le Pen was up before dawn to cruise aboard a fishing trawler on the Mediterranean. The sea trip was her latest television-friendly effort to portray herself as the candidate of France’s workers against the centrist former banker and economy minister Macron, whom she paints as the candidate of the financial, political and pro-EU elite. “My grandfather was a fisherman, so I am in my element,” Le Pen said after her pre-dawn voyage aboard the “Grace of God 2” trawler. She said France will take back control of its maritime policies if she is elected in the second-round vote on May 7. She again tore into Macron’s more pro-market, free-trade economic program. Macron fired back on Twitter, saying her proposals to take France out of the EU would sink France’s fishing industry. “Have a nice trip. Europe’s exit she proposes, it’s the end of French fishing. Think about it,” he tweeted, before visiting

NGOs Caught Colluding with Human Traffickers to Taxi Africans to Europe

Andrew Anglin
Daily Stormer
April 27, 2017

A map shows the various routes taken by migrants to escape the brutal civil war in Syria.

Yeah but you know what the real crime is?

Racism.

BBC:

An Italian prosecutor says he has evidence some of the charities saving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are colluding with people-smugglers.

Carmelo Zuccaro told La Stampa (in Italian) phone calls were being made from Libya to rescue vessels.

Organisations involved in rescue operations have rejected accusations of collusion, saying their only concern is to save lives.

Yeah, who cares if they cares if they have an open line through which they’re actively arranging to meet the smugglers in the water and provide a taxi service to Europe?

They are saving lives.

Precious lives. These are our children. They are the only way Europe can survive. They will pay our pensions by working in high-tech jobs. But that’s a separate issue to the one of them being in need, and how we have a duty to save their lives. 

Syria is a warzone  – the madman Assad is randomly gassing his own people for no reason.

We’ve all seen that video of people getting sprayed with a water hose.

Italy is the main route for migrants trying to reach Europe.

“We have evidence that there are direct contacts between certain NGOs [non-governmental organisations] and people traffickers in Libya,” Mr Zuccaro is quoted as saying in La Stampa.

He said that telephone calls were being made from Libya and rescuers were shining lamps to direct smugglers’ vessels and turning off transponders so boats could not be traced.

But he did not say he would open a criminal investigation.

How can he open a “criminal investigation” when there is no crime?

Human trafficking is not a crime.

The real crime is racism.

Mr Zuccaro’s comments come amid growing criticism of NGO activity in the Mediterranean.

The EU border agency Frontex said the work was tantamount to providing a taxi service to Europe.

But Chris Catrambone, who co-founded the Migrant Offshore Aid Station NGO to rescue migrants, told Reuters news agency “more would die if we weren’t there”.

Of course more people would die if there was no taxi service to make multiple daily pickups of hundreds of Africans 200 yards off the Libya shores.

It’s a brutal civil war, for god’s sake. Assad is a dictator.

Have you seen the video on YouTube of people getting sprayed with a water hose?

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