According to a new survey, almost a quarter of Swedish women are afraid to leave their homes over fears they will be attacked or sexually assaulted.
“15.3 percent of people aged 16 or older stated that they did not want to go out in the evening out of concern about being assaulted or threatened. Among women, the proportion was almost 25 percent,” reports Statistics Sweden.
As we reported back in August, sales of pepper spray in some areas of Sweden have surged as much as 90 per cent amidst concerns over the country’s rape problem.
After a string of four sexual assaults and rapes in the span of five nights, Swedish police in numerous cities advised women to not walk alone at night and to go home early.
Figures released last year found that 58 per cent of convicted rapists and 85 per cent of all convicted assault rapists in Sweden were born outside of Europe.
In cases where the victim did not know the attacker, the proportion of foreign offenders was more than 80 per cent. Nearly 40 per cent of the convicted rapists are from the Middle East or from Africa, areas of the world from which Sweden has accepted large numbers of migrants in recent years.
A study by the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet found that 88 per cent of gang rapists in the Scandinavian country over the last six years have had a migrant background.
Other figures show that migrants from Muslim-majority nations commit 84 per cent of “very violent” rapes in Sweden.
The parquet of Bobigny, near Paris, opened a murder investigation after the discovery of the dead body of a young woman, last Monday in Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis). She was pro-immigration activist.
The victim, aged 27, was a medical intern in a departmental hospital, according to Agence France Presse. Her body had several stab wounds. She was found on Monday, shortly after 4pm, at her home. The door was ajar and traces of blood were found in her room.
An autopsy was performed on Tuesday and the investigation was entrusted to the judicial police of Seine-Saint-Denis, confirmed the police.
A 32-year-old man, a migrant, was indicted for murder and detained on Thursday, AFP was told by the prosecutor’s office in Bobigny.
Via NY Post:
A homeless maniac bludgeoned four other vagrants to death as they slept on the sidewalks of Chinatown early Saturday — bashing in their skulls one by one with a scavenged metal bar during a senseless predawn murder spree.
Rodriguez “Randy” Santos is just 24, but already had what cops call a history of violent, random attacks when he allegedly approached his first victims, two men sprawled asleep side by side on cardboard bedding at Bowery and Doyers Street just before 2 a.m.
“They were sleeping. They never saw it coming,” one shocked police source told The Post.
After smashing the pair in the heads with the 15-pound, 3-foot-long piece of metal, Santos left the two men for dead and stalked for more victims, police said.
Appearing with host Alex Witt on Sunday afternoon, MSNBC National Security and Justice Reporter Julia Ainsley was asked about Donald Trump’s Ukraine scandal that appears to be consuming his entire cabinet and noted that one non-cabinet member might be in big trouble.
“I mean looking at the text messages, it obviously opens up a wider universe of people who knew that the president was putting pressure on Ukraine to investigate the Bidens and they are already bringing up the questions that we’re having now, months later, about whether or not this should be an exchange for military funding,” Ainsley began. “And then you get to that key piece of the text message where they decide to take it off of text and on to the phone.”
“Reporters do that all the time to move to a place off the record where their notes wouldn’t be subpoenaed if it came to it,” she explained. “So the people involved in that obviously had knowledge and the whistleblower really laid out a roadmap of a lot of names.”
“But the more I talked to people within the Justice Department or the FBI and that community, the more the name Rudy Giuliani keeps coming up,” she added. “The Justice Department is still not ruling out an investigation into Giuliani. They say the case is closed in terms of their review in terms of whether the president committed a campaign violation just based on the notes of that call. But pressed repeatedly, ‘could Rudy Giuliani also be facing an investigation and legal pressures’ and I get a ‘decline to comment’ and I think that it is something that could still be rolling out.”
Joker is continuing to stir controversy on its opening weekend, after some fans stormed out of theaters around the world saying the movie was too disturbing and ‘triggering’.
The R-rated supervillain flick smashed October opening-day box office records after taking home $39.9 million in domestic ticket sales on Friday, and is on pace to take in an eye-watering $92 million weekend total.
But not everyone is embracing the dark, ultra-violent film, which sees Joaquin Phoenix portray Arthur Fleck, the embattled clown who later transforms into Batman’s most iconic nemesis.
On fan wrote on Twitter: ‘Literally just walked out of a screening of Joker. Way too terrifying to be there with all this going on the way the movie glamorizes gun violence and mental health issues.’
- Some moviegoers bashed Joker on Twitter and said they walked out
- A fan claimed Joker was ‘too terrifying’ considering ‘what is going on the world’
- Others are raving about the twisted R-rated portrayal of Batman’s nemesis
- The film is raking in cash, breaking the October opening day box office record
- So far there have been no serious incidents despite fears of a shooting
- One theater in California shut down for a night after police received a threat
- In Manhattan a disruptive patron was escorted out after scaring moviegoers
- Police across the nation have high security in place for Joker screenings
Others have gone as far as calling for the movie to be banned from theaters, saying that it promotes violence and could even inspire a mass shooting.SOURCE: The Daily Mail
WASHINGTON (AP) — A second whistleblower has spoken to the intelligence community’s internal watchdog and has information that backs the original whistleblower’s complaint about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, according to the lawyer for the two.
Attorney Mark Zaid told The Associated Press in a text message Sunday that the second whistleblower, who also works in intelligence, hasn’t filed a complaint with the inspector general but does have “firsthand knowledge that supported” the original whistleblower.
The original whistleblower, a CIA officer, filed a formal complaint with the inspector general on Aug. 12 that triggered the impeachment inquiry being led by House Democrats. The complaint alleged Trump was “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country” in the 2020 election.
The disclosure of a second whistleblower threatens to undermine arguments made by Trump and his allies against the first whistleblower: that the complaint was improperly filed because it was based on secondhand or thirdhand information.
Trump and his supporters have rejected the accusations he did anything improper. But the White House has struggled to come up with a unified response. No administration officials appeared on the Sunday news shows, but several congressional Republicans came to the president’s defense during television interviews.
Jonathan Swift lives on in an unhinged moonbat who proclaims that due to the menace allegedly posed by harmless CO2 emissions, we must act immediately and eat the babies:
As suggested at Vlad Tepes, we are reaching a parody inversion point, where it is no longer possible to distinguish progressivism from parody.
Even Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seems to recognize that the woman in the video is probably either spoofing or insane, yet the level of hysteria on display is not far removed from today’s Democrat mainstream.
The deranged concept that babies are bad because they make it be too warm out by emitting carbon is accepted among liberals. Influential feminist Gloria Steinem has asserted that letting unwanted babies live “is the single biggest cause of global warming” and that the patriarchy forcing women to bear children is “the fundamental cause of climate change.” Her fellow moonbat Prince Harry encourages Britons not to reproduce for the same reason.
Babies aren’t human anyway, or it wouldn’t be legal to abort them. Why not eat them? All we have to do is legally set the arbitrary age at which they magically become people to a year or two after they have been born.
Titania McGrath is ready to tuck in, “as soon as someone comes up with a vegan soy-baby alternative.”
Tomi Lahren had a blunt message for former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who recently went on national television and put forward a new explanation for why she lost the 2016 election.
“We didn’t trust you, we don’t trust you, we never will trust you! So please, for the sake of your sanity and ours, just go away!” Lahren said on her Fox Nation show “Final Thoughts.”
On Wednesday, Clinton appeared on ABC’s ‘The View’ and offered this commentary on her 2016 loss to Donald Trump.
“You know, I’m a serious person but I’m also a fun person but I think I probably came across as too serious… I really believed that my job, especially as a woman and the first woman to go as far as I did, that I had to help people feel good about a woman in the Oval Office, a woman commander in chief, and so, I may have over corrected a little bit because sometimes people say, ‘Why can’t you be like that or why weren’t you like that.’ I did feel a heavy sense of responsibility and it was such that maybe I wasn’t as loose or open as I could have been.”
“Yeah, she’s a ton of fun,” deadpanned Lahren, “But at least she’s finally acknowledging she was part of the problem but still, she misses the mark by a mile.”
Lahren continued, “Hillary, a friendly piece of advice if, God forbid, you ever decide to run again (Please Don’t), it wasn’t your seriousness, it wasn’t sexism, it wasn’t married women who didn’t stand up to their husbands, it wasn’t Comey, or Obama, or Bernie or voter suppression or Russia. It was your lying, your elitism, your lying, your shameless and phony pandering, your lying! Oh, and your lying!”
The Fox Nation host then went through a litany of apparent lies that Clinton told the American public, including “landing under sniper fire in Bosnia,” her “private email server” and her “deleted emails.”
To see Lahren’s full remarks and for more episodes of Tomi Lahren’s daily commentary offering a refreshing and unfiltered perspective on issues across the country, join Fox Nation and watch “Final Thoughts” today.
I don’t even know where this list came from but it contains some very important, yet little known, information that people need to be aware of about the AR-15.
- The inventor of the AR-15 was Satan, though his patent has since expired.
- Scientists have confirmed the deadly effects of an AR-15 by giving it to a chimpanzee who then murdered them.
- Scientists agree that each year the AR-15 will grow more deadly until it kills everyone in the entire world.
- Some believe that both Hitler and Stalin were, in fact, AR-15s in rubber masks.
- In the Garden of Eden, God gave Adam and Eve access to every firearm out there except for the AR-15 which he told them not to touch because it was too evil. But then the NRA, in the guise of a serpent, told Eve that the AR-15 is really fun to shoot. So then Eve took the AR-15 and started shooting all the animals in the garden because she is one awesome chick.
- The part that makes the AR-15 so extra deadly is the handle on top. The AR-15 would be used in less murders if it were more inconvenient to carry.
- It was an AR-15 that told Miley Cyrus to dance like that.
- Bullets that are normally harmless will kill instantly when fired out of the AR-15.
- The reason AR-15s have that prominent handle on them is because the most requested feature for an assault rifle was to be able to carry it like a Hello Kitty lunch box.
- If you find yourself surrounded by AR-15s, know that they will fire automatically if they sense fear.
- The AR-15 is easily concealable and can fit inside a matchbox.
- The AR-15 is the leading cause of global warming from how its bullets shoot holes in the ozone.
- A very small percentage of gun deaths are attributed to the AR-15 because it is very good at disguising itself as other guns to frame them.
- What are the differences between an M16 and an AR-15? Scientists agree that it is something.
- The AR-15 can be rendered harmless by giving it only a 10 round magazine as people always miss with the first ten rounds and an AR-15 takes an hour and a half to reload.
- In a battle between Aquaman and an AR-15, Aquaman would break down and buy it so people might think he’s more manly.
- There were no shooting deaths until the invention of an AR-15. No one even considered using a gun to shoot another human being until someone saw an AR-15 and said, “I bet I could use this to kill a lot of people.”
- There was an assault musket similar to the AR-15 used by the world’s most evil pirates, but it was pronounced “Arrr-15.”
- The Assault Weapon ban was needed because it is well known that an AR-15 with both a pistol grip and a flash suppressor would be unstoppable by any modern military.
- In Europe there is no such thing as an AR-15 and thus also no such thing as murders. Instead of being violent, people there just drink wine and smoke cigarettes all day.
- If you are shot by an AR-15, you become one and kill others.
- The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
- Both the atomic bombs dropped on Japan, Fat ManI don’t even know
The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of Kacy Atkinson, a 5th-generation Wyoming rancher.
I’ll admit it. I’m angry and frustrated with several of my fellow producers. I wrote a version of this blog post several years ago. But, with what’s been going on lately, I felt the need to rewrite it a bit. To say it louder for the people in the back who seem to be missing the message.
I’m sure we’ve all heard the Bible story about Noah and his ark. And I’m sure you’re wondering what on earth that might have to do with the cattle business. Bear with me for a minute, I promise I have a point in this analogy.
Hours after President Donald Trump publicly urged China and Ukraine to investigate a political rival, legendary journalist Bob Woodward wanted to talk to Whitworth students about coffee.
One of the reporters credited with unveiling the Watergate scandal told a packed room of about 200 students and faculty his career almost ended with a mistake made in his early days at the Washington Post.
Woodward was reporting that a prestigious hotel’s cafe had failed a health inspection, but an editor told him to get his “fat rear off the chair” and actually go to the coffee shop.
When he got to the hotel, he recalled, he asked, “Where’s the coffee shop?” And the answer was, “We don’t have one.”
The 76-year-old Pulitzer Prize winner quickly pivoted from that nearly libelous report to the current occupant of the White House and to his belief that Trump’s actions have not risen to the level of those that drove President Richard Nixon from office.
But, Woodward said, Trump is inching closer.
“It gets more serious each day,” Woodward said, referencing Trump urging other countries to investigate the activities of Joe Biden’s son on Thursday morning.
“Impeachment, which of course is the charge from the House of Representatives, is almost certainly going to happen to Trump,” Woodward predicted. “But then there’s a trial in the Senate.”
This week saw federal crime statistics released that showed a continued trend in the decline of violent crime while at the same time sales of AR-15s and similar rifles have grown
According to the latest annual statistics produced by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, violent crime declined 3.9 percent in 2018 when compared to the 2017 rate. This included a 12 percent drop in robbery offenses while murder and nonnegligent manslaughter offenses fell 6.2 percent. This is the second consecutive year of such decreases. Likewise, property crime decreased by 6.3 percent during the same time period.
Contrary to widespread sentiment in the media and from talking heads advocating gun control, rifles were used in only about 2 percent of homicides in 2018 (297 of 14,123), a figure dwarfed by more readily available knives, blunt objects hands, fists, feet, etc, which accounted for some 17 percent. Moreover, even that low figure for rifles was a 24 percent decline from the same data (390 of 15,195) noted in 2017.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation responded to the crime data from the Justice Department with some statistics of their own.
“Through 2016, there have been over 16 million modern sporting rifles in the hands of law-abiding citizens. Meanwhile, violent crime is declining,” noted NSSF. “The message is clear. Tragic criminal actions must be addressed. Banning certain types of firearms is not the answer.”
“There were an estimated 368.9 violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants in 2018, a rate that fell 3.9 percent when compared with the 2017 estimated violent crime rate and dropped 14.6 percent from the 2009 estimate.” The figures follow a 10-year trend to reduced crime rates at the same time sales of modern sporting rifles have been on the rise. (Graph: NSSF)
Further, the trade group for the firearms industry points out that, from 1999 to 2017, fatal firearms accidents have declined by 41 percent according to figures from the CDC’s WISQARS Injury Database. During that same period, the group, with organizational partners and in conjunction with over 15,000 law enforcement agencies, has distributed 38 million firearm safety kits as part of…
It’s no surprise that the employee benefits of Google are among the best in the land—free haircuts, gourmet food, on-site doctors and high-tech “cleansing” toilets are among the most talked-about—but in a rare interview with Chief People Officer Laszlo Bock I discovered that the latest perk for Googlers extends into the afterlife.
“This might sound ridiculous,” Bock told me recently in a conversation on the ever-evolving benefits at Google, “But we’ve announced death benefits at Google.” We were scheduled for a talk on Google’s widening age-gap (the oldest Googler is currently 83); I wanted to know how child- and healthcare benefits have evolved as the company has scaled.
Instead, Bock, who joined the company in 2006 after a stint with General Electric, blew me away by disclosing a never-before-made-public-perk: Should a U.S. Googler pass away while under the employ of the 14-year old search giant, their surviving spouse or domestic partner will receive a check for 50% of their salary every year for the next decade. Even more surprising, a Google spokesperson confirms that there’s “no tenure requirement” for this benefit, meaning most of their 34 thousand Google employees qualify.
“One of the things we realized recently was that one of the harshest but most reliable facts of life is that at some point most of us will be confronted with the death of our partners,” Bock says. “And it’s a horrible, difficult time no matter what, and every time we went through this as a company we tried to find ways to help the surviving spouse of the Googler who’d passed away.” The case-by-case do-goodery was formally implemented in 2011. In addition to the 10-year pay package, surviving spouses will see all stocks vested immediately and any children will receive a $1,000 monthly payment from the company until they reach the age of 19 (or 23 if the child is a full-time student).
What makes the death benefit notable isn’t just its generosity—Google is, of course, far from cash-strapped—but rather that, unlike most employee perks on Google campuses that aim to increase happiness, creativity and productivity, providing death benefits is a no-win for the company. “Obviously there’s no benefit to Google,” Bock concedes. “But it’s important to the company to help our families through this horrific if inevitable life event.”
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The popularity of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has soared into the stratosphere in just over one season as the starter, each no-look or left-handed passes drawing a fresh chorus of acclaim.
It’s not just the fans that are the fans, either.
“It’s kind of cool to see some of the stuff he does,” said Colts counterpart Jacoby Brissett, who will get to see Mahomes first-hand when his team heads to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday night. “Hopefully he doesn’t do it this week, but the things he can do with the ball, it’s very impressive.”
So impressive that Brissett even said, rather sheepishly: “You just watch and you’re like, ‘Yeah, I can’t do that.’ But it’s fun to see somebody else.”
Brissett isn’t alone, either.
It seems just about every coach tasked with slowing down the league MVP, or defensive guy forced to make a play against him, is simultaneously challenged and in awe by what Mahomes can do.
That’s not exactly common in a league predicated on one-upsmanship, where players by their very competitive nature are often unwilling to admit that somebody else is better than them.
“He’s legit,” said Ravens defensive back Brandon Carr, who had just watched him slice up the Baltimore secondary. “He leads the team. He can make all the throws. He’s confident. He gets the ball up and down the field. And he can extend plays with his legs. He’s an elite quarterback.”
Shepard Smith pulled no punches.
In a comprehensive, powerful show open on Thursday’s edition of Shepard Smith Reporting, the Fox News anchor spelled out the potential ramifications of President Donald Trump asking China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
“The president asked Ukraine and China to investigate his political rival on television for all the world to hear,” Smith said. “Fox News knows of no federal investigation of his rival for any violations of any American law. If it is determined that the president made that request to help his campaign for reelection, President Trump may have violated federal law. It is illegal to ask a foreign national or foreign country for any political assistance. To our knowledge, no president before President Trump in American history has publicly asked an adversary in to investigate a rival.”
Smith went on to note that Biden said that “what he did in Ukraine was fully transparent and was carried out in front of the whole world. There is no known evidence to support President Trump’s conspiracy theories about Biden’s activities, as we have reported here repeatedly.”
The anchor closed his devastating five-minute opener by doubling back to Trump’s urging the Chinese to investigate Biden.
“Today, the president did exactly what he’s accused of doing. This time on live television. And this time, he asked the totalitarian government of China to investigate his will ahead of trade talks scheduled for next week.”