Friday August 26, 2016
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Update. Associated Press 8/26/16
France's top court overturns burkini ban
France's top administrative court on Friday overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean beach resort, effectively meaning that towns can no longer issue bans on the swimsuits that have divided the country and brought world attention to its fraught relationship with Muslims.
Daily Express 8/16/2016
Beach brawl blamed on Burkini ban now blamed on Muslim men trying to claim beach
A VIOLENT flare-up linked to France’s burkini ban was today blamed on Muslim men who tried to ban locals from an area of beach.
Obviously a tense situation made worse by local officials.
The reason for the back up is due to the problems Europe is experiencing with open borders and the fear of more ISIS infiltrators. Border check points in Dover for those gong to France and beyond are manned by French authorities. Not enough French personnel were assigned for the task. Likewise in Calais for those UK bound, the controls are handled by UK authorities. The school summer holiday period in the UK is six weeks and starts at the beginning of August, hence the rush to go abroad for warmer weather.
Here is a clip that shows the problems being experienced by commercial truck drivers and passenger cars whose route took them through Calais in order to return to the UK. Having watched the video you have to wonder why the right to be a working truck driver or those returning from a family vacation should be impacted by violent thugs.
Maybe everyone has a hidden phobia but never been exposed to it?
Tom, sounds like determination helped you undergo such treatment while being totally restricted in movement, good for you.
Hypnotherapy can possibly help some phobia sufferers. It may not be enough to offer a complete cure, but can take the edge of it. Enough to allow a person to experience a less serious response.
Call block feature on my Panasonic house phone is working overtime and they are not all political calls either.
National Do Not Call Registry is useless!
Tom, the following headline caught my eye on the opinion page of The Telegraph.
Telegraph View. Germany is in a dangerous state of denial about immigration, Islam and terrorism.
As a member of the Supreme Court she is well schooled enough in listening to arguments and making statements to the gallery to be able to sidestep answering any questions that remotely smells of politics. On or off the record she should know better particularly in a contentious election year. She is not a young lawyer fresh from passing the bar and has been a Supreme Court Justice since 1993.
In her own words.
"On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them," Ginsburg said in a statement. "Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect."
"why anyone would bother with something like this" Because the man is an idiot who most likely hangs out with his pals at the pub most nights, and consumes beer to the point of losing his marbles. As for looking to try again in the competition, he needs to spend a couple of nights in jail for wasting the time of hospital medical staff. Or be assigned to assist patients, for one week, who have a real mental illness.
The "free" National Health Service is funded from high taxes and is sadly substandard in many areas, as we have discussed on this forum before :-(
GERMANY, Sweden and other European countries are facing growing public unrest amid a wave of reports of sexual assaults since the Cologne attacks.
Growing up I lived very close to a top football club. I would go alone and pay a shilling at the boys entrance to get in and watch the game. I went from the age of 12 -15 and quite often lost my voice from cheering the team on. Sadly it would seem that is now a thing of the past, due to the risk of a few local hooligans and the danger of EU immigrants assaulting females.
Tear gas and rioting in Paris today underneath the Eiffel Tower as fans tried to get into a nearby and already crowded supposedly secure fanzone. Portugal beat France 1-0 in the Euro 2016 football final. First championship for Portugal.
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