Random Quotations – March 22nd, 2018

Seven items in total…

“Regardless of these facts, including that women can no longer exercise their freedom to walk in safety in many neighborhoods of European cities, the EU has staunchly refused to stop the influx of migrants. It is, therefore, difficult to take seriously in any way the European Commission’s claim that the security, offline and online, of EU citizens is a ‘top priority’. If that were true, why does not Europe simply close the borders?… Instead, the EU actually sues EU countries – Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic – who refuse to endanger their citizens by admitting the quota of migrants that the EU assigns for them.” – Judith Bergman, “EU: More censorship to ‘protect’ you” – Gatestone Institute, March 14th, 2018.

“Trump’s intuition about a politicized intelligence community is confirmed daily by the rantings of its former members who treat the studios of television news like a retirement center… Eager to get in on this act, NBC recently hired former CIA director John Brennan, who also ingratiated himself to reporters through leaks. On his Twitter account, he describes himself as ‘nonpartisan’ and NBC supports that con by letting him comment on the investigation his partisan manipulation of intelligence instigated.” – George Neumayr, “The media always rewards its leakers” – The American Spectator, March 16th, 2018.

“(Ontario Conservative leader Doug) Ford’s straight-talking style is jarring. For example, when a reporter asks him a question, he answers frankly. His answers have the ring of authenticity. It’s jarring only because Ontarians have grown accustomed to politicians speaking in terms that are rendered meaningless by political correctness… It will sometimes be tempting for political advisers to try to rein the leader in, or to make his messaging more professional and buttoned down. But that’s the exact wrong instinct… A better instinct is to let Doug be Doug.” – Jaime Watt, “Unfiltered Ford is the best chance for a PC victory in Ontario” – Toronto Star, March 18th, 2018.

“But what should concern all Canadians is 350.org celebrating that it helps get Canadian young people arrested. Here’s a boast from its 2016 annual report: ‘1,000 people were trained in civil disobedience practices, and 99 youths were arrested in Ottawa protesting the pipeline’… As a parent, I would have been horrified to think that my teenage children were being encouraged by foreign organizations to get themselves arrested in support of foreign campaigns to suit foreign interests.” – Suzanne Anton, “Canadians are realizing foreign groups sabotaged our energy economy – for no good reason” – National Post, March 21st, 2018. (An excellent article, you can read it here.)

“Several dozen of the activists from the Reform movement, the Anti-Defamation League, Bend the Arc, T’ruah and other Jewish groups sat in concentric circles on Wednesday in the Rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building until they were removed by police. They sang protest songs in Hebrew and English… ‘For all of the activists today, this is a matter of principle and a matter of core Jewish identity and core American identity,’ Barbara Weinstein, the associate director of the Religious Action Center, said in an interview.” – JTA, “Dozens of US Jewish activists arrested at rally defending Dreamers” – Times of Israel, Feb 18th, 2018.

“…reports published Saturday said the data mining company Cambridge Analytica had allegedly harvested personal information from 50 million Facebook users without their permission… Christopher Wylie, a former employee, said the data was used to develop psychometric profiles on people and sway them using targeted advertising.” – Swikar Oli, “WhatsApp co-founder, who made billions from Facebook, suggests deleting your profile” – National Post, March 21st, 2018.

“How could this have happened? Well, the firm which built the bridge is a construction company owned by a ‘prominent Cuban-American family’ which has won a number of government contracts, despite being cited for shoddy workmanship in the past… How does such a company repeatedly obtain such great government contracts? Simple. As a press release boasting about doing construction work at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base makes clear, MCM is ‘certified as a minority-owned firm with the Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council’.” – Dissident Millennial, “The diversity toll rises: On the Florida bridge collapse” – National Vanguard, March 16th, 2018.