“We’re surprised that the Europeans should say we should open the borders to Syrians from Aleppo when we’ve been doing that for five years. It is all unfolding, another tsunami. How are we going to cope?”
11/02/2016 –VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN, Germany – Girl shot in the head for resisting
A masked man speaking bad German with a “foreign” accent demanded sex from a 19 year old woman as she walked home last week, squeezing her chest and buttocks while threatening her with a gun.
The woman assumed it was a toy and so turned to flee, but the man shot at her as she went away with the so-called airsoft gun, leaving her with an injured earlobe and a ball-bearing stuck in her skull bone, reports NQOnline. The perpetrator was seen again later threatening patrons in a restaurant hotel and despite being captured on CCTV was not caught by police.
11/02/2016 –OFFENBURG, Germany – Passer-by beaten after he comes to aid of sex victim
A young woman was attacked by a gang of three “Mediterranean appearance” men on Sunday morning, and cried out for help. Luckily for her a passer-by came to her aid, but the gang then vented their frustration at being interrupted on him instead while the girl fled.
The man then became a victim, being beaten before the gang fled. He later bumped into the same gang and was again beaten. Police are appealing for witnesses.
11/02/2016 –OCHTRUP, Germany – 16 year old girl molested
A group of “tall” men of “dark complexion” who spoke a “foreign” language grabbed a teenage girl as she was cycling on Sunday. While one held her by the wrists, another touched her.
After she was molested, the girl was able to escape on her bike and reach police, who are appealing for witnesses.
10/02/2016 –ERFURT, Germany – Two 14 year old girls harassed
Four Afghan men, aged 16, 17, 21, and 29 were taken into police custody after they made sexual advances toward two 14 year old girls on Sunday. The men tried to hold and kiss the girls and followed the girls when they tried to escape, reports Thuringische Landeszeitung.
10/02/2016 –HEPPENHEIM, Germany – 17 year old molested
Four Afghan men are in police custody after they sexually harassed a 17 year old girl on Sunday. Aged between 16 and 17, the attackers who enjoy refugee status in Germany are being treated as minors by police, reports Morgenweb.
10/02/2016 –GÜTERSLOH, Germany – Carnival chaos, rape, sex assault
A town’s annual carnival has been overshadowed by sex assault and theft, reports Neue Westfalische. A 24 year old presented herself to police after she was raped, leading to the arrest of a 29 year old Nigerian asylum seeker. The man told police the sex was consensual, investigations are ongoing.
Another arrest was of a 24 year old Algerian who molested two 16 and 17 year old girls. Police are seeking “three black Africans” and two other men in costume after they groped and robbed a 21 year old woman. A 25 year old Syrian was arrested after squeezing the buttocks of two women. Another woman was molested by two masked men.
Two Russian citizens are under investigation by police after they shouted “Heil Hitler” during the carnival.
10/02/2016 – LAUFENBURG, Germany – Drunk, molesting Afghans arrested
Police arrested three Afghan males aged 18, 19, and 26 after they molested multiple women at a carnival at the weekend. There are ‘indications’ they were drunk, reports Pforzheimer Zeitung.
10/02/2016 – MAINZ, Germany – Woman molested in Shrovetide attack
A 27 year old woman was molested by a gang of “Arab” looking men while she was dancing at a Shrovetide celebration on Sunday. After one attacked her and turned to leave, she was held back by a second while being mocked by the men. On the same day a number of other women between 18 and 21 years old were also molested, being touched on the bottom, breasts, and genitals by three Arab men.
Investigators are trying to determine whether it was the same gang in all cases, reports Allegmeine Zeitung.
10/02/2016 – DORTMUND, Germany – Migrant on migrant violence
A 38 year old Moroccan ‘refugee’ was rushed to intensive care from his asylum shelter on Monday after he was stabbed by a fellow asylum seeker. The 20 year old responsible has been has been arrested for grievous bodily harm, report police.
10/02/2016 –Austria – Asylum seekers jump the hospital queue
Last week large numbers of people turned up at Austrian hospitals because of a flu epidemic, but had to wait to see doctors whilst asylum seekers were seen to get priority treatment. Now health officials have admitted they were ordered not to make asylum seekers wait but to give them fast track treatment.
The reason given is that part of the asylum process sees migrants receiving a health check for which expensive translators are needed to aid communication with doctors, and Austrian officials do not want to pay translators to sit in waiting rooms.
10/02/2016 –VIENNA, Austria – Extra measures to secure southern border
Austria’s government is set to announce ten new ‘border management systems’ to secure its southern border crossings in Tyrol and Carinthia, a place where migrants faced with stricter controls at the border with Slovenia are likely to cross.
The measures will include fences, barriers and increased patrols by police and soldiers. There will also be army patrols on Austria’s border with Hungary, the main crossing point for migrants last summer.
H/t reader squodgy:
“This is interesting. Yahoo finance graphs of the World’s Stockmarket, recently decided to not show how Italy was doing.
Nobody bothered to check. But I heard the Southern end of Italy will not take Euros anymore, but only hard currency and GBP!!!!!
This is why….”
Italy Stock Market (FTSE MIB) 1997-2016
Italy FTSE MIB Index decreased 727.9 points or 4.36% to 15949.15 on Thursday February 11 from 16677 in the previous trading session. Looking back, Italy FTSE MIB Index lost 4617 points or 22.45 percent during the last 12 months from 20,565.80 points in February of 2015. Historically, the Italy Stock Market (FTSE MIB) reached an all time high of 50108.56 in March of 2000 and a record low of 12362.50 in July of 2012.
So a rumor made Deutsche Bank rise as much as 15% in the early hours, closing at +10,20%.
While algos patiently await the only thing that matters for US stocks today which is Janet Yellen’s testimony before Congress. expected to be released at 8:30 am (and previewed here), the rest of the world this morning is a hot mess of schizophrenic highs and lows.
The President of the Portuguese Medical Association, José Manuel Silva, has called for a Global ban on the World’s most used herbicide, Glyphosate, over the many health concerns surrounding the chemical.
Editorial by José Manuel Silva, President, Portuguese Medical Association. Published first in Portuguese in the July/August 2015 issue of the Portuguese Medical Association Magazine.
The New Statutory Rights of the Portuguese Medical Association and Glyphosate Continue reading »
The EU Commission should not authorize the use of glyphosate-tolerant GM soybeans in food and feed, said the European Parliament on Wednesday.
MEPs noted that glyphosate, a herbicide, classified as “probably carcinogenic” by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and that GMOs are being authorized in the EU without the support of member states. Continue reading »
There is so much chaos going on that I don’t even know where to start. For a very long time I have been warning my readers that a major banking collapse was coming to Europe, and now it is finally unfolding. Let’s start with Deutsche Bank. The stock of the most important bank in the “strongest economy in Europe” plunged another 8 percent on Monday, and it is now hovering just above the all-time record low that was set during the last financial crisis. Overall, the stock price is now down a staggering 36 percent since 2016 began, and Deutsche Bank credit default swaps are going parabolic. Of course my readers were alerted to major problems at Deutsche Bank all the way back in September, and now the endgame is playing out. In addition to Deutsche Bank, the list of other “too big to fail” banks in Europe that appear to be in very serious trouble includes Commerzbank, Credit Suisse, HSBC and BNP Paribas. Just about every major bank in Italy could fall on that list as well, and Greek bank stocks lost close to a quarter of their value on Monday alone. Financial Armageddon has come to Europe, and the entire planet is going to feel the pain. Continue reading »
09/02/2016 – LEVERKUSEN, Germany – Mass brawl after migrant teenage sex assault
Dozens of locals moved to defend a 19 year old girl after she was groped on bottom by a “North African” male which led to a mass brawl. Police were deployed to the suburb and ordered all bars in the area to close early to head off the possibility of further violence. The violence, in which migrants pulled knives after being told to leave the local women alone, took three hours to be settled by officers.
Local bar owners expressed frustration over being forced to close early on one of their busiest trading days of the year, with one landlord expressing to the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger that the crowd in her establishment were good natured and they had nothing to do with the fighting.
09/02/2016 – GRODITZ, Germany – Footballers beaten with iron bars
A group of 20 “North Africans armed with iron bars” chased and beat up a group of amateur footballers at the weekend reports the Sächsische Zeitung. The players were leaving a sports hall, having taken part in an indoor football tournament on Saturday night when the men struck, with two players seriously injured. The attack reportedly took place nearby a migrant hostel.
Following this morning’s proclamation by Deutsche Bank co-CEO John Cryan that Germany’s largest bank is “rock solid,” David Stockman exposed the ugly truth that everyone appears to have forgotten from just 7 years ago…
“in my experience is that when the crunch comes, bank CEOs lie”
Stockman details the Morgan Stanley, BofA, Lehman, and Bear Stearns bullshit that occurred before exclaiming…
“I don’t trust Deutsche Bank. I don’t trust what they’re saying. And there’s reason why the banks are being sold all across the world… because people are realizing once again that we don’t know what’s there [on bank balance sheets].”
With just eight words she exposed everything that’s wrong with the deal, and why it needs to be defeated
I was recently granted a rare glimpse behind the official façade of the EU when I met with its Trade Commissioner in her Brussels office. I was there to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the controversial treaty currently under negotiation between the EU and the USA. Continue reading »
If there’s anything we’ve learned over the past twelve months it’s that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is prepared to employ all manner of nefarious tactics in order to preserve his grip on power in Ankara.
Following unfavorable election results last June, Erdogan plunged the country into civil war be restarting a long simmering battle with the PKK and proceeded to crack down on journalists and anyone else critical of the ruling AKP. Ultimately, new elections were called and AKP put up a stronger showing, effectively paving the way for Erdogan to rewrite Turkey’s constitution and install an executive presidency.
But Erdogan’s bullying isn’t confined to his domestic political agenda. Greek media has obtained an internal memo which suggests the Turkish strongman effectively blackmailed the EU by demanding cash payments in exchange for efforts to curb the flow of migrants into Western Europe. “We can open the doors to Greece and Bulgaria anytime and we can put the refugees on buses,” Erdogan allegedly said, on the way to demanding $3 billion per year in aid.
Read more below. Continue reading »
7/02/2016 – LEIPZIG, Germany – Libyan Arrested After Sex Attack
Libyan ‘refugee’ Hamid. S has been arrested after he stalked and attempted to rape a 25 year old teacher in Leipzig, Germany. The woman was followed by the migrant after she got off her morning bus before he grabbed her from behind, choked, and pushed her against a wall. The woman bit the attacker and was able to escape and alert the police, reports MOPO24.
Having failed to perform his assault, the Libyan man then went to a shop, stole several bottles of alcohol and retried to his asylum accommodation, where he was arrested.
07/02/2016 – OFFENBURG, Germany – Algerian Arrested After Sex Attack
A 27 year old woman was attacked on the edge of Offenburg town carnival on Saturday night and police were called to the scene. A “native of Algeria” was arrested in relation to the attack, and has been charged with sexual coercion.
07/02/2016 – HEPPENHEIM, Germany – 17 Year Old Girl Groped
Four recent migrants from Afghanistan aged between 16 and 17 are being investigated by police after they surrounded and groped a 17 year old girl during Sunday’s carnival proceedings. The victim is pressing charges but the real identity of the men is presently in doubt, according to the police report.
07/02/2016 – COLOGNE, Germany – Woman jumped by gang
The daughter of a prominent Cologne musician was jumped by a gang who beat her in the face and tore off her clothes. Although there was a number of other people in close proximity to the attack, none responded to the 26 year old woman’s cries for help. Worse, when she managed to escape to a nearby bar for aid she was thrown out by the landlord who said he didn’t want any trouble at the establishment.
Police managed to apprehend one suspect, who has been named only as ‘Yussuf B’. Police will also be visiting the bar to investigate their failure to render assistance to the woman, reports Express.
08/02/2016 – Southern Spain – ISIS Militants Arrested
Seven people have been arrested in Spain suspected of supplying arms and bomb making equipment to Islamic State and the al-Qaeda affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra organisations in Iraq and Syria. Four are Spanish nationals of Syrian, Jordanian and Moroccan origin; two others are Spanish residents from Syria and Morocco. Along with the men, police seized cash, electronics equipment and bomb-making materials disguised as humanitarian aid, the Daily Mail has reported.
The arrests bring the total number of alleged jihadists arrested in Spain since the beginning of 2015 to 82.