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European Parliament Censors Its Own Free Speech

The European Parliament has introduced a new procedural rule, which allows for the chair of a debate to interrupt the live broadcasting of a speaking MEP "in the case of defamatory, racist or xenophobic language or behavior by a Member". No one, however, has bothered to define what constitutes "defamatory, racist or xenophobic language or behavior". Where does this clearly totalitarian impulse stop and who will stop it?

Sweden's Far-Right Gaining Ground As Social Problems Mount

Sweden’s liberal immigration policy may be honourable, but it does not come without problems. As social problems increase, Sweden’s far right party, the Sweden Democrats (SD) are gaining territory and will likely be the major winner in the next election.

Erdogan Gives Germany A Public Slap Across The Face

"I’m going to get the whole world stirred up! Germany, you’re nothing like a democracy, and you should know that what you’re doing now is no different from the Nazi practices of the past."

CIA's Dirty Cyber Tricks Exposed: "UMBRAGE" & Potential False Flag Attacks"

The CIA can mimic foreign intelligence agencies’ hack attacks by leaving electronic "fingerprints" creating the false impression of a foreign intrusion into computer networks. If Wikileaks documents are true - and there is no reason to believe otherwise - one wonders if CIA operatives, say, used cyberspace to create a modern-day Reichstag fire to undermine the Trump administration?

S&P Futures, Global Stocks, Euro Dragged Lower By Deutsche, Geopolitics, French Election Worries

European shares and S&P futures are modestly lower this morning, dragged down by fresh geopolitical concerns out of North Korea which last night fired 4 ballistic missiles, by renewed political jitters ouf of France where Alain Juppe announced he would not run in the presidential election, from Deutsche Bank whose aggressive equity offering has weighed on local stocks, and from China's announcement over the weekend in which it modestly cut its economic outlook.

Brexit Reality: "Paying Any Exit Fee Is Absurd"

The primary problem in these negotiations is the EU nannycrat fools believe they can force the UK to pay ridiculous exit charges on top of other demands. The ideal approach for the UK is to simply walk away. What can the EU possibly do that does not hurt the EU even more than it does the UK?

Violence, Fighting Breaks Out Between Trump Supporters, Protesters In Berkeley

In a day when Trump supporters organized peaceful rallies across the nation in support of the president, violence broke out Saturday in the liberal, if not quite tolerant, west coast capital of Berkeley, when Trump fans and protesters started fighting each other in broad daylight, while police in riot gear stood at a distance.