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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The European Union Times

The European Union Times

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Posted: 05 Dec 2016 06:33 AM PST

An Obama appointed federal judge ordered a massive hand recount of 4.8 million ballots in Michigan.
Judge Mark Goldsmith issued the ruling after midnight on Monday morning.
The hand recount of the paper ballots will never be completed by December 13th.
Michigan has 16 electoral votes. The state was finally called on November 28, 2016, twenty days after the election.
Trump won Michigan by 11,000 votes.
The Detroit News reported:
A federal judge has ordered Michigan election officials to begin a massive hand recount of 4.8 million ballots cast in the presidential election at noon Monday.
U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith issued a ruling just after midnight Monday in favor of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who sought to let election officials bypass a two-business-day waiting period that would have delayed start of the recount until Wednesday morning.
Goldsmith's order said the recount "shall commence and must continue until further order of this court."
"Defendants shall instruct all governmental units participating in the recount to assemble necessary staff to work sufficient hours to assure that the recount is completed in time to comply with the 'safe harbor' provision," of federal election law, Goldsmith wrote.
The deadline to finalize the vote total for the Electoral College is Dec. 13 and federal election law requires a period of "safe harbor" for presidential electors before the presidency is finalized on Dec. 19.
The manual recount process was scheduled to begin Wednesday as specified by state law, and in a rare Sunday hearing in federal court, Goldsmith had questioned the harm posed by waiting.
Stein's lawyer Mark Brewer argued the case was aimed at ensuring the integrity of Michigan's voting system and that the required waiting period violated Stein's rights to due process and equal protection. He pushed for the recount of 4.8 million ballots to start immediately, which he said would be Monday morning.
"There are questions raised throughout the country about the integrity of the election system," Brewer told the judge in front of a courtroom filled with about two dozen people, including state Republican Party Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel. "It's not just rhetoric."
Posted: 05 Dec 2016 06:17 AM PST

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told Greece to carry out unpopular reforms if it wants to stay in the Eurozone, ruling out debt relief for Athens. The warning may signal yet another emergency in the continent already beset by multiple crises.
As Eurozone finance ministers prepare to meet in Brussels on Monday to discuss short-term debt relief for Greece, Schaeuble delivered an ultimatum to Athens: the country, which already has a staggering €330 billion ($349 billion) debt burden, must reform or face an exit from the EU.
"Athens must finally implement the needed reforms," Schaeuble told Bild am Sonntag on Sunday. "If Greece wants to stay in the euro, there is no way around it – in fact completely regardless of the debt level."
To secure new loans from European financial institutions, Greece has to 'liberalize' the labor market, particularly by allowing companies to fire employees more easily and with less legal obstacles. Among other unpopular measures is Brussels' proposal to curb certain rights of Greek labor unions.
Schaeuble added that Athens must not rely on any assistance from international creditors at the moment, saying, "It will not help Greece."
The German government has promised not to request their parliament for more money for Greece unless the International Monetary Fund (IMF) resumes lending to Athens.
The IMF in turn says that new loans are not an option unless it is reassured that Greece's debt burden is sustainable. The Greek government, currently led by left-wing party Syriza, has long argued that the country's overwhelming debt load is the main obstacle to sustainable growth.
Governor of the Bank of Greece Yannis Stournaras said new measures were needed to ease Athens' debt burden. "We've made clear that there is no chance we'll accept what the IMF demands on [austerity] measures and labor reforms," Tzanakopoulos said, as quoted by Reuters.
Athens has received three international bailouts since 2010, and its debt, at about 180 percent of GDP, is still the highest in the Eurozone, amounting to over €300bn of emergency loans.
The news comes as Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi suffered defeat at the referendum he proposed, in which most bills would only need approval from the Chamber of Deputies to become law, with the exception of passing constitutional reforms or ratifying EU treaties.
During the campaign, Renzi argued the new reforms would boost economic growth and prevent Italy from going into political gridlock.
Posted: 05 Dec 2016 05:38 AM PST

At his deceased 19 year-old daughters' eulogy, Dr. Clemens Ladenburger, a lawyer for the European Commission, was asking for donations to be made to Bangladesh.
The prime suspect in the raping and drowning of his daughter is a "17 year-old" Afghan man, who illegally came into Europe in 2015. Apparently even Afghanistan didn't want him, as he was expelled from the country, or so he claims.
Ladenburger's daughter, Maria, who was a medical student in Freiburg, Germany, was bicycling home from a university party on the night of October 16th.
The next morning her body was found in a nearby river. She had been raped and then drowned in the river.
The Afghan suspect was linked to the crime scene after strands from a black scarf and the scarf itself was found nearby. He was spotted on camera in the area at the time, wearing a black scarf.
The doctors weren’t sure if she died from internally bleeding from the rape or the drowning/choking.
The migrant pleaded guilty to the attack and will be sentenced next year.
If you think he learned to be more cautious, you are wrong. At her funeral in Brussels, Belgium, her father solicited donations for two charities, one for Muslims in Bangladesh, the other for local Muslim refugee illegals inside Germany.
"Instead of flowers, we ask for a donation towards the educational work of the church in Bangladesh." the eulogy says.

Poor girl… what a sick disgusting father she had… Not even now will he wake up and understand what caused her death in the first place. Now if this guy isn’t the true definition of a cuck then who is?
Posted: 05 Dec 2016 05:07 AM PST

The CBC has produced a bizarre music video hailing an “inevitable” future where white people are made extinct.
The video, which was produced for the comedy show “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” and stars Canadian actor Shaun Majumder, says “a beige horizon” where we’re all “gonna look the same” is “inevitable” and mocks how “pure breeds” are “losing their grip.”
“People it’s inevitable a beige horizon Brown meets white, no use in disguisin’,” Majumder begins. “People out makin’ whoopee, colour-blinded by love, genetic kris-crossin’, forgot to wear a glove.”
“Whoops! There it goes generational drip. Look at the ‘pure breeds’ losing their grip,” Majumder says.
Using racist terms like “Mexijews,” “Chonkies,” and “Beaner Schnitzels,” Majumder attacks Donald Trump and Steve Bannon as racists for their perceived relationship with the alt-right.
“So all you mix race beauties, Rise up! Rise up!” Majumder says. “All you chonky’s in the house, Rise up! Mexijews fixin’ your house! Rise up! Beaner schnitzels guten tag – buenas dias! McWops roll up the rim – on your Fiat! Rasta Fazoul roll me a blunt.”
Majumder continues: “Hope you’re listenin’ Mr. Trump and Mr. Bannon, better join the club 'cause it’s time to climb your ass down from your gold tower, jump off the bland wagon and feel the beige power!”
While Majumder and his producers seemed to believe it was funny to use racial slurs and celebrate the death of an entire race of people, the public has overwhelmingly rejected the video.
Every last comment on the video was negative. I say “was” because the CBC decided to shut down all criticism of their hate film by disabling comments altogether.
From memory, the top comment with around 300 upvotes highlighted a contradiction with the idea “race doesn’t exist” but “white people” alone need to die.
Taxpayer money is going to produce this hate-filled garbage.
Let the CBC know you don’t appreciate them using your hard-earned money to fund racist hate.
The “song” itself also sounds awful, it has no rhythm whatsoever.

Posted: 05 Dec 2016 04:33 AM PST

At least 33 people lost their lives in the inferno which destroyed a California artist space on Friday night, Oakland mayor has confirmed.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf confirmed at a press briefing that the death toll had risen to 33.
She said that a criminal investigation team has been deployed and inspectors are at the scene. Schaaf added that the humane removal of victims is the city’s first priority.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department said it was unclear how many people are left inside. The victims range from teenagers to people in their 30s, and reportedly include foreign nationals.
Earlier, Alameda County Sheriff Sargent Ray Kelly told reporters on Sunday that the death toll from the venue, dubbed the Oakland Ghost Ship, had spiked from 24 to 30.
Investigators at the site are still trying to determine the cause of the deadly fire. Earlier, Kelly said arson was not suspected and that the warehouse isn't currently being viewed as a crime scene.
Eighty percent of the building has yet to be searched, Melinda Drayton, battalion chief at the Oakland Fire Department, said.
The search will be a "long and arduous process," as the firefighters have been going through the debris, "bucket by bucket," she said.
"It was quiet; it was heartbreaking," Drayton added.
People are still reporting missing relatives and friends who were among the crowd at the ill-fated show.
The blaze broke out in a converted warehouse on 31st Ave in Oakland during a party advertised as a 'Rave Cave,' which was part of musician Golden Donna's West Coast tour.
The fire raged for several hours, requiring over 50 firefighters to douse.
There have been reports that the building had no sprinkler system, and it appears that no smoke detectors went off during the blaze.
Posted: 04 Dec 2016 01:50 PM PST

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says he takes full responsibility for the crashing defeat at the referendum he proposed, which would have reduced the powers of the Senate. Renzi intends to send in his resignation tomorrow.
According to Italy's Interior Ministry, some 70 percent of Italy's eligible voters took part in the referendum, after more than two-thirds of polling stations reported their results. An exit poll conducted by the Piepoli Institute/IPR for RAI television estimated that 40.9 percent voted "Yes," while 59.1 percent voted "No." RAI projections indicate that voters in only three of Italy's 20 regions cast ballots to approve the reform, while in 17 regions the proposal was rejected.
Ahead of the referendum vote, Renzi promised that he would step down if his proposed constitutional reform was not approved.
The proposed legislation envisages a significant reduction in the powers of the Senate, the upper house of the Italian parliament. Under Italy's 1948 constitution, both chambers of parliament, the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, have equal importance in the adoption of any legislation. Before a bill can be made into law, it has to be passed by both chambers. The two-step approval system often led to a gridlock and was blamed for being ineffective. The constitutional amendment put forward by Renzi would have capped the power of the Senate so the government would no longer need its approval on an array of laws, including budget issues.
The Senate was set to lose much of its authority with the number of senators reduced from 315 to 100, and 95 of those would be appointed by regional assemblies.
'Renzi failed to take his radical rhetoric on migration to EU meetings'
Italian journalist Marchello Foa told RT that Renzi's inability to deliver on the promises of radical change and standing up to the EU resulted in his popular approval slipping away.
"The problem with Mr. Renzi is that he was very popular at the beginning of his mandate, but he has been promising too much and people are now realizing that… a big part of the things he says are not coming true," Foa said, adding that "a large part" of Italian population "does not trust him anymore."
He argued that Renzi lost credibility as a strong leader after he repeatedly failed to take his rather aggressive public rhetoric on migration to actual EU meetings, "giving up his opposition every time."
Renzi appeared to have sharpened his rhetoric on the EU immigration issue, claiming in October that Italy would “put veto the future European budget” if the bloc does not come together to tackle the problem. He also said Italy “will not handle” a similar influx of migrants in 2017, estimating that the government has “six months” to deal with it.
Foa believes that the same factors that have triggered Brexit in the UK and contributed to Donald Trump's victory in the US elections – that is overall dissatisfaction with mainstream politicians – played a role in Renzi's downfall.
"The sentiment is that now the governments do not perform well, too many people are unemployed, people lose control over their destiny," Foa said, adding that people want "radical change" and "do not trust the establishment anymore."
"Mr. Renzi, himself, used to propose such radical change, but like it happened with Tsipras in Greece, for example, he was unable to fulfill his promises," he said.
Posted: 04 Dec 2016 01:38 PM PST

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone on Friday with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, a transition team spokeswoman said, in a move likely to infuriate China and expected to complicate relations.
The call, confirmed by Trump transition spokeswoman Hope Hicks, was the first such contact with Taiwan by a president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter adopted a one-China policy in 1979.
Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is one of many in the media and in the Democratic Party who freaked out. He said Trump was entitled to change policy, but his approach was potentially dangerous –
What has happened in the last 48 hours is not a shift. These are major pivots in foreign policy w/out any plan. That's how wars start."
The Democrats are not used to having US Presidents build relationships with democracies. They and the media on the other hand don't have a problem with Obama doing the wave at a baseball game in Cuba with Communist murdering Castros.
Posted: 04 Dec 2016 01:01 PM PST

Scientists have discovered a way to convert nuclear waste into radioactive black diamond batteries which last more than 5,000 years.
Researchers at the University of Bristol have found a means of creating a battery capable of generating clean electricity for five millennia, or as long as human civilization has existed.
Scientists found that by heating graphite blocks – used to house uranium rods in nuclear reactors – much of the radioactive carbon is given off as a gas.
This can then be gathered and turned into radioactive diamonds using a high-temperature chemical reaction, in which carbon atoms are left on the surface in small, dark-colored diamond crystals.
These man-made diamonds produce a small electrical charge when placed near a radioactive source.
The radioactive diamonds are then encased safely within a layer of non-radioactive diamond. The surface of a complete diamond emits less radiation than a banana.
The Bristol scientists have already created a working diamond battery from nickel-63, a radioactive isotope more stable than carbon-14, which is prevalent in nuclear waste.
They will create their first carbon-14 batteries in the New Year.
"There are no moving parts involved, no emissions generated and no maintenance required, just direct electricity generation," said Tom Scott, Professor in Materials at the University of Bristol Interface Analysis Centre.
"By encapsulating radioactive material inside diamonds, we turn a long-term problem of nuclear waste into a nuclear-powered battery and a long-term supply of clean energy."
A diamond battery containing 20g of carbon-14 would deliver a small electrical charge of 300 joules per day. By contrast, an AA battery outputs 14,000 joules per day.
Scientists at NASA are reportedly interested in using the technology in space flight, while tech firms could incorporate the batteries into smaller, internet-enabled devices.
Posted: 04 Dec 2016 12:36 PM PST

As reported earlier, corrupt Hillary Clinton is not accepting her defeat in the recent Presidential election. Instead, in ways only the corrupt Clinton's could conjure up, she put in place a process to steal the election.
It was clear when Jill Stein asked for recounts in three states won by President-elect Donald Trump in this year's election (Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania) that Stein was not acting alone. The Clinton's had somehow enticed her to do so.
As previously noted, Stein only selected these three states despite suspected and now uncovered fraud in other states like Nevada. Secondly, the money going into Stein's fundraising account is suspicious. Thirdly, it looks like creepy billionaire and Nazi sympathizer George Soros is behind the recount.
With a recount in motion in Wisconsin, and one requested in Michigan, Stein shocked many at 7pm Saturday night by cancelling her recount in Pennsylvania. This led conservatives to celebrate and call Stein a genius for stealing Democrat money in her fundraiser for the recount.
Then four hours later at 11pm Stein petitioned the federal courts to step in and mandate her recount in Pennsylvania. The AP reported –
The Green Party says it's switching strategy in its bid to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump.
Hours after dropping a state court case, it said late Saturday night that it'll go to federal court instead. A statement from the lead lawyer for the recount campaign says it'll seek an emergency federal court order for the recount. It says barriers to a recount in Pennsylvania are pervasive and the state court system isn't equipped to address the problem.
The recounts remain in place but the biggest question with the recounts is still 'how do the Clintons make the steal'?
All the votes have to be certified by December 13 according to a report on Friday. Some suspect that the recounts will be stalled to prevent these states votes being considered in the national election. But under this scenario Clinton would still be losing to Trump in the electoral college by 260 (306 minus 46) to 232 and it would go the House of Representatives which is Republican.

Yes, the recounts would tarnish Trump's name but the media did all they could to do this and Trump still won. Also, the recounts won't give Hillary the election and its highly unlikely the Clinton's do this without the goal of stealing the election.
Another scenario is that these states will move to the Hillary column after the recounts are complete, which would give her the win. But after the first few days of recounts in Wisconsin, the results are still the same. The probability that Clinton could pick up more than 1,000 votes in any one state is very low, making it statistically impossible for Clinton to win enough votes in any one of these states, let alone all three, to steal the election. The Clinton's must have something up their sleeve to make this scenario work in their favor.
One thing is for sure, when you are dealing with the Clintons, anything is possible. Who could have predicted that Hillary would not be in jail already for Whitewater, Filegate, her Email scandal, the Clinton Foundation, etc…The Clintons (and Soros) can't be gone soon enough.
We'll find out in the next couple weeks what their scheme is with election results due by December 13. We may find out the Stein is a genius or we might see the most corrupt steal ever take place on American soil.
Posted: 04 Dec 2016 12:17 PM PST

CIA-backed "moderate Syrian rebels" are eyeing closer ties with terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda over fears of "abandonment" by a President Trump.
According to a report in the Washington Post Saturday, rebel groups are weighing their options as more than three years of CIA support could be ended by the next administration.
"Among the options, say U.S. officials, regional experts and the rebels themselves, are a closer alliance with better-armed al-Qaeda and other extremist groups, receipt of more sophisticated weaponry from Sunni states in the Persian Gulf region opposed to a U.S. pullback, and adoption of more traditional guerrilla tactics, including sniper and other small-scale attacks on both Syrian and Russian targets," the Post states.
Trump has long expressed doubts over the so-called rebels. Numerous military experts, including retired Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, have stated that the vast majority of rebel fighters have always been radical extremists.

"Funding these guys, fundamentally, may well help destabilize Assad but when they are done with Assad they are coming back towards us," Shaffer said on the Alex Jones Show in 2014.
Throughout his campaign, Trump has said the Islamic State, not the Assad regime, would be his primary focus in the region.
"My attitude was you're fighting Syria, Syria is fighting ISIS, and you have to get rid of ISIS," Trump told the Wall Street Journal last month.
The president-elect has also discussed assisting both Russia and the Syrian government in battling the terrorist group.
"I think it would be great if we got along with Russia. We could fight ISIS together," Trump said during an October debate.
Despite countless reports on the failure of the Obama administration to find, vet and train legitimately "moderate" fighters in the region, one U.S. official speaking with the Post argued the opposition has "accomplished many of the goals the U.S. hoped for."
"They've been fighting for years, and they've managed to survive," the official said. "Their opposition to Assad is not going to fade away."
While the United States claims that more than 50,000 moderates currently occupy Syria, General Lloyd Austin, the commander of U.S. Central Command, admitted last year that only "four or five" had been trained and approved.
The Post also notes that retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, now Trump's designated White House national security adviser, has argued that the alliance between the rebels and terrorist groups is more substantial than being admitted.
Flynn stated last year during an interview with al-Jazeera that the Obama administration made a "willful decision" to support terrorist groups in the fight against Assad.

Flynn's comments followed the release of a declassified 2012 Pentagon report that foresaw the rise of an Islamic State due to the president's policy in the region.
As first reported by writer Nafeez Ahmed, the US ignored the warnings and continued their support of terror groups throughout Syria.
"Despite anticipating that Western, Gulf state and Turkish support for the 'Syrian opposition' — which included al-Qaeda in Iraq — could lead to the emergence of an 'Islamic State' in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the document provides no indication of any decision to reverse the policy of support to the Syrian rebels," Ahmed notes.
US allies such as Qatar, who was revealed to be supporting the Islamic State in emails published by WikiLeaks, have vowed to continue aiding opposition fighters regardless of Trump's plans.
"We want to have the U.S. with us, for sure. They have been our historic ally," Qatar Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Jassim al-Thani recently said. "But if they want to change their minds… we are not going to change our position."

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