Sweden: Shootings Are So Common, the Media Doesn’t Bother to Report Them

Sweden: Grenade attacks have become a daily part of life, shooting is common, 43% of rapes are against children, and Muslim terror attacks are rising. There are 62 “no-go” zones in Sweden that are dominated by gangs where the police fear to go, ambulances cannot respond to emergencies, and fire engines are attacked. Hand grenades sell for about $30, and are used by gangs to warn police to get out. The media refuses to report to migrant crime.  Elections will be held September and the liberals may be forced out by conservatives.

 

STOCKHOLM — Sweden may be known for its popular music, IKEA and a generous welfare state. It is also increasingly associated with a rising number of Islamic State recruits, bombings and hand grenade attacks.

In a period of two weeks earlier this year, five explosions took place in the country. It’s not unusual these days — Swedes have grown accustomed to headlines of violent crime, witness intimidation and gangland executions. In a country long renowned for its safety, voters cite “law and order” as the most important issue ahead of the general election in September.

The topic of crime is sensitive, however, and debate about the issue in the consensus-oriented Scandinavian society is restricted by taboos.

To understand crime in Sweden, it’s important to note that Sweden has benefited from the West’s broad decline in deadly violence, particularly when it comes to spontaneous violence and alcohol-related killings. The overall drop in homicides has been, however, far smaller in Sweden than in neighboring countries.

Shootings in the country have become so common that they don’t make top headlines anymore, unless they are spectacular or lead to fatalities.

Gang-related gun murders, now mainly a phenomenon among men with immigrant backgrounds in the country’s parallel societies, increased from 4 per year in the early 1990s to around 40 last year. Because of this, Sweden has gone from being a low-crime country to having homicide rates significantly above the Western European average. Social unrest, with car torchings, attacks on first responders and even riots, is a recurring phenomenon.

Shootings in the country have become so common that they don’t make top headlines anymore, unless they are spectacular or lead to fatalities. News of attacks are quickly replaced with headlines about sports events and celebrities, as readers have become desensitized to the violence. A generation ago, bombings against the police and riots were extremely rare events. Today, reading about such incidents is considered part of daily life.

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Insane: Los Angeles to Pay $40,000-A-Mile to Paint Streets to Fight Climate Change

Los Angeles begins project to paint streets with a light coating that will make streets cooler in order to fight global warming, at a cost of $40,000-a-mile, despite the fact that the city has a $73 million budget shortfall caused by the ever-expanding homeless crisis. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti embraced the program “as part of an overall plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the city by 45% below 1990 levels by 2025.

Los Angeles officials are going forward with a $40,000-a-mile program to coat public streets to fight climate change, despite the city’s many financial challenges — including a $73 million budget shortfall for dealing with the ever-expanding homeless population.

The program uses a light-colored sealant to cover the streets, which decreases the pavement temperature of so-called “heat-islands,” according to media reports.

Fox News reported (original links):

The LA Street Services began rolling out the project last May, which preliminary testing shows has reduced the temperature of roadways by up to 10 degrees.

The project involves applying a light gray coating of the product CoolSeal, made by the company GuardTop.

“CoolSeal is applied like conventional sealcoats to asphalt surfaces to protect and maintain the quality and longevity of the surface,” according to the company website. “While most cool pavements on the market are polymer based, CoolSeal is a water-based, asphalt emulsion.”

Last year, the L.A. Daily News reported on the high cost of the project — and that local officials approved it nonetheless.

The morning temperature of the black asphalt in the middle of a nearby intersection read 93 degrees. The new light gray surface on Jordan Avenue read a cool 70 — on what would turn out to be the first heat wave of the year.

“It’s awesome. It’s very cool — both literally and figuratively,” exclaimed Councilman Bob Blumenfield, whose Los Angeles district includes Canoga Park, squinting into the laser handheld thermometer. “We are trying to control ‘the heat island effect’ ” — or hotter temperatures caused by urban sprawl.

“The downside: we won’t be able to fry eggs on the streets,” Blumenfield said.

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11 GOP Congressmen Call for Criminal Referral for Comey, Clinton, Lynch, McCabe, Strzok and More

Eleven GOP members of Congress, led by Representative Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL), have written a letter calling to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking for an investigation and the equal application of the law for former FBI Director James Comey, Hillary Clinton, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The lawmakers listed each of the specific laws that were broken. There is a large potential for corruption when the Department of Justice investigates itself.

 

 




Soros-Linked Judge Orders Trump Data to be Posted on Federal Database to Leak to Media

Judge Kimba Wood is allowing the data collected from Trump attorney Michael Cohen, in violation of client-attorney privilege, to be put in a federal database so it can be searched, reviewed, categorized and then leaked more efficiently to the media. She also allowed the identity of Cohen’s other clients, including Fox News host Sean Hannity, to be revealed. Judge Wood officiated at the wedding of George Soros in 2013. Bill Clinton nominated her for Attorney General in 1993, but she had to recuse herself because she had employed and illegal alien as a nanny in the past.

The Federal Judge, Kimba Wood, who is making decisions in the case against President Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen, is the same person who officiated George Soros wedding. Go figure.

Today Judge Kimba Wood demanded, in open court, that attorney Michael Cohen state -on the record- the names of his clients….. Then, moments later, in a decision about the seized records taken by the FBI during their raid last week, Judge Wood demanded all of the Cohen records be transferred into a federal database so they could be searched, reviewed, categorized and then leaked more efficiently to the media.

Explain to me again how the Mueller investigation is NOT political opposition research?

Businessman Donald Trump had the audacity to think an ordinary citizen would be allowed to run for the office of the Presidency… and for that offense, all efforts of the professional political class will be deployed to ensure his incorrect thinking is eliminated.

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Two Men Arrested at Starbucks for Trespassing. Starbucks Will Give 175,000 Employees Sensitivity Training​ on Racism Because The Men Were Black​ .

Philadelphia: Last week, two black men were arrested at Starbucks after one asked for the bathroom code ​and was refused because he had not made a purchase. He and his friend were asked to leave, they refused, the police were called, and the men were arrested.  Customers filmed the arrest and claimed that the store was racist for expelling the men.  Protests and boycotts followed​. Kevin Johnson, CEO of Starbucks,​ apologized to the men ​and announced that more than 8,000 Starbucks stores across the US will close so that 175,000 employees can undergo ‘racial bias training’. Former Attorney General Eric Holder under Obama will help design the training along with officials from the NAACP, the Anti-Defamation League, the Equal Justice Initiative,​ and the think tank Demos.

 

[Most people, even staunch private-property advocates, might find it offensive to be denied access to a toilet in a commercial establishment without having to buy something. I  faced that situation about two years ago and was a bit peeved over it. However, I had to admit that the area where this happened had an unusual amount of what appeared to be homeless people, beggars, and drug addicts, and it was clear that the​y were fully prepared to take up housekeeping in the Starbucks service area if allowed to do so. If the store did not prohibit that, it would have been forced out of business.

 

​The real issue, however, is that neither the writer of this article nor Starbucks’ management challenged the false narrative that these men were refused access because they were black. If so, then why was I, with ruddy-white skin inherited from my Welsh ancestors, also ​refused a key to a Starbucks restroom?  It is disturbing to see how little challenge there is to the false narrative of rampant racism in America.] -GEG

 

Starbucks will close 8,000 of its company-owned stores in the U.S. on May 29 for one afternoon to make its employees undergo “racial bias training.”

The company said that 175,000 workers would receive this training, which former Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder and other experts would have a hand in designing, CNN Money reported.

Other experts responsible for designing the training include executives from progressive think tank Demos, the Equal Justice Initiative, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund President Sherrilyn Ifill, and Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.

These experts would also be responsible for judging the training’s effectiveness.

 “I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it,” Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement.

“While this is not limited to Starbucks, we’re committed to being a part of the solution,” he said. “Closing our stores for racial bias training is just one step in a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company and partnerships in our local communities.”

CNBC reported that once the company-owned locations complete the training, the company will make the training available to its licensed partners.

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