Rescuers Attempt to Save 40 Foot Long Disoriented Humpback Whale Trapped in California Harbor

A lost or confused whale is drawing worldwide concern over it’s ultimate fate. Here’s the story, complete with three short videos and a longer 13 minute video embedded at the bottom of this post.

Sky News

Rescue workers have attempted to guide a humpback whale out to open water after it became stranded in a marina.

The 35-foot-long whale was first spotted swimming back and forth in Ventura Harbor, southern California, on Saturday afternoon.

Video showed it turning back as it reached shallow water by the rocky shore.

During one length of the marina, the mammal nearly hit a propeller as it crashed into the back of a boat.

It is unclear if it was sick or injured, said harbour master John Higgins.

“I know that earlier today when it was navigating… under the lower tide that it was bumping into boats and there was some superficial cuts and bruises to it, but I don’t know to what extent,” he told KABC-TV.

Rescuers used a hydrophone to play recorded whale sounds underwater in an unsuccessful attempt to guide the whale back to the ocean.

Dr Rachel Cartwright, a biology lecturer at California State University, said the noise could have bounced around the harbour and made it more disorientated.

She said: “In some ways, quiet might be the better bet.”

Dr Cartwright said it was migration season for humpback whales, which often move through the nearby Santa Barbara Channel.

Among the first to spot the whale were people who live on boats in the marina, some of whom said they watched as it swam under their homes.

Soon after, hundreds of people lined the shore and docks to watch rescue efforts.

This last video is longer, at 13 minutes.

Bloody Man Holding HUMAN HEAD Stabs Store Worker in Oregon

No one involved in this story has been named by the police.

The alleged killer probably fits into one of three categories:

1. Mexican immigrant, possibly dealing drugs for one of the cartels. Beheadings are common in Mexico.

2. Muslim immigrant. ISIS teaches beheadings to jihadists.

3. Someone on bath salts or otherwise mentally disturbed.

Sky News

A man is reportedly in custody after walking into a US supermarket covered in blood, holding a knife and what looked like a human head, and stabbing a worker.

Police responded to a call about the attack at the Harvest Market Thriftway in Estacada, Oregon, at around 2.15pm on Sunday.

Other staff reportedly held the knifeman down until police arrived.

The store worker was airlifted to Emanuel Hospital for treatment.

The suspect was also taken to a nearby hospital.

Within minutes of the report of the supermarket attack, officers were called to Elwood Road, Colton, around 10 miles away, where a woman was found dead inside a home.

Police are investigating both incidents which investigators say are connected, according to reports.

This is a developing story. More later as events warrant.

Young Marion Maréchal-Le Pen ‘to quit politics’ Following Aunt’s Defeat in France’s Presidential Election

MARION IS STANDING DOWN.

BBC

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, the niece of defeated far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, is to quit politics, French media report.

Ms Maréchal-Le Pen, 27, who is an MP for the National Front (FN), had been seen by some as a future leader of the party.

She is the granddaughter of FN founder Jean-Marie Le Pen.

She is one of the best known figures in the party and one of only two FN lawmakers in the outgoing parliament.

Analysts say she takes more of a hardline position than her aunt.

According to Le Figaro, Ms Maréchal-Le Pen will announce on Wednesday her intention not to stand for a new term in parliamentary elections in June. She will also quit her position as president of the FN in the south-eastern region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.

It is understood she wishes to spend more time with her young daughter, the newspaper adds.

The party would not confirm the report but senior FN official Bruno Gollnisch told reporters it would not be totally unexpected.

“I think it’s in the works, but I will let her announce it if she wants to,” he said.

Sky News reports that Le Pen’s grandfather, Jean Marie Le Pen, founder of Front National, is critical of his granddaughter’s move.

JEAN MARIE LE PEN.

The younger politician is more conservative on social and economic issues and she took part in rallies against gay marriage laws, while her aunt avoided them.

She said her relative’s decision to soften her stance on seeking to quit the euro had come too late for voters concerned about that part of her programme.

Other differences between the two include their relationship with the party’s founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen.

Ms Le Pen is estranged from her father, while Ms Marechal-Le Pen and him have closer ties.

Speaking to Le Figaro, he called his granddaughter’s move “a desertion”.

He said: “This will create a huge disappointment… Marion represented a hope for the future for many FN voters and activists.”

Political expert Joel Gombin said of her decision: “This raises a lot of questions on how the party will evolve.

“It risks leaving a number of people orphan, and could trigger some fighting among those would like to take over from her at the head of the ultra-conservative faction of the FN.”

AU REVOIR, MARION. WE HARDLY KNEW YE.

Who is Marine Le Pen?

MARINE LE PEN WITH JEWISH BOYFRIEND LOUIS ALIOT.

France’s female candidate for the presidency is often compared to America’s Donald Trump because she says she will put France first.

Although Le Pen has been married twice and has three children from her first marriage, she’s currently single but dating a Jew, Louis Aliot, as reported by Heavy.

Excerpt from Sky News

If elected

Riding the wave of populism sweeping across Europe and America, Ms Le Pen presents herself as the anti-establishment candidate and has welcomed both Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. She speaks out against what she calls the “two totalitarianisms” of the new millennium: globalisation and Islamic fundamentalism.

The “144 commitments” of her manifesto amount to a nationalist agenda. In a campaign pledge that echoes Mr Trump’s “America First”, she has vowed to put French people first. “There will be no other laws and values in France but French,” she said as she launched her campaign in Lyon on 5 February.

If elected, Ms Le Pen would pull France out of the eurozone and hold talks with European partners to reshape the EU into a loose alliance of nations. If this fails she would hold a referendum on EU membership (she calls the bloc “a failure”). She would also like to withdraw France from NATO’s integrated command.

Domestically, Ms Le Pen wants to lower the retirement age, slap taxes on imports and on the job contracts of foreigners, and reduce regular immigration to 10,000 people a year.

She had previously come out in support of the death penalty, but this has been dropped in the recent manifesto.

Ms Le Pen’s real name is Marion Anne but she was called Marine from an early age. As a young woman she had a reputation for partying.

She was furious at her mother, who posed for the French edition of Playboy in the 1980s with the intention of hurting her estranged husband Jean-Marie.

Though fiercely anti-EU, she is a former member of the European Parliament, and was ranked among the 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2011 and 2015.

IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE.

Who is Emmanuel Macron?

EMMANUEL MACRON AND WIFE. SHE WAS HIS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER.

I’m most reminded of the 1992 Bill Clinton when I see and read about Emmanuel Macron. Only difference is that the rumors about Bill Clinton involved sordid sexual affairs with women. With Macron, the rumors are about sodomite affairs with men.

Excerpt from Sky News

If elected
Mr Macron’s manifesto was not released until early March – and unsurprisingly contains pro-business measures in the hope of boosting the economy, such as cutting corporate tax by 33% to 25%

But it also contains a payroll tax cut for low-paid workers and a promise they would be exempt from some social welfare levies – a measure said to amount to an extra month’s wage.

Some €50bn in public investment is on the cards over five years.

Mr Macron believes this could be offset by €60bn of public spending savings via channels such as a lower unemployment benefit bill (based on reducing joblessness to 7%) and cutting 120,000 civil service and local government posts.

With security a major issue after devastating terror attacks in Paris and Nice, Mr Macron would also hire 10,000 police officers and raise the defence budget to 2%.

There would also be 15,000 extra prison places.

On education, he would hire 5,000 teachers and half class sizes to 12 pupils in primary schools in low-income zones.

Mobile phones would be banned in schools for pupils aged up to about 15, but 18-year-olds would get a €500 “culture pass” to spend at cinemas, the theatre and concerts.

A merger of the many public and private sector pension schemes is also one of Mr Macron’s key policies, as well as a merger of unemployment benefit schemes that currently differ for regular workers and the self-employed.

If Mr Macron manages to get the keys to the Elysee, one of his first phone calls would likely be to Donald Trump – and it could be an awkward one.

Mr Macron put a video on Twitter in February appealing for US researchers and engineers working on climate change to come to France.

He said: “I do know how your new president now has decided to jeopardise your budget, your initiatives – as he’s extremely sceptical about climate change… please come to France, you are welcome.”

He also had an apparent dig at Mr Trump at his Lyon rally, telling supporters: “I don’t want to build a wall. I can assure you there’s no wall in my programme. Can you remember the Maginot Line?”

Haha. Sky News isn’t very clever. They omitted Macron’s stance on immigration. He’s for open borders, as espoused by Angela Merkel. He’s also all for the European Union.

In short, he’s promising everyone goodies in the same way that Bill Clinton did, while ignoring the elephants in the room.

If Macron wins as predicted, the question is when the last white man serves as president. To put it another way, when would France have its first Muslim president?

MADE A FORTUNE IN FOUR YEARS AS A ROTHSCHILD BANKER.

Arkansas begins 11-day ‘run’ of executions

LIDELL LEE. DESERVED DEATH JUST FOR UGLY.

The left is desperately trying to outlaw the death penalty in America, even though there are academic studies showing that it has a deterrent effect. Executions should be swift and highly publicized.

The deaths of convicts may be gruesome but how much more gruesome were the deaths of the victims.

Sky News

Ledell Lee was on death row for bludgeoning neighbour Debra Reese to death with a wrench her husband had given her for protection.

Arkansas has carried out its first execution since 2005 – the first of eight which the state had originally planned to carry out by lethal injection over a period of 11 days.

Ledell Lee was pronounced dead at 11.56pm local time on Thursday, four minutes before his death warrant was due to expire.

Last-minute appeals seeking to conduct DNA testing in an attempt to prove his innocence were rejected less than an hour before his death.

The execution process took two minutes, during which Lee lay covered with a sheet, with his arms extended and his head and hands covered with leather straps.

He made no final statement and is reported to have shown no apparent signs of suffering during the execution.

A spokesman for Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson, who scheduled the multiple executions, said: “Justice was carried out.”

The 51-year-old was put on death row for the 1993 murder of his neighbour Debra Reese, who Lee struck 36 times with a wheel wrench her husband gave her for protection.

He was arrested less than half-an-hour after she was killed, spending money he had stolen from her. He always claimed his innocence.

BRING BACK OL SPARKY AND FRY ‘EM.

Arkansas officials have been trying to push through the run of executions because the state’s supply of midazolam expires at the end of April and the chances of getting a substitute are slim.

However, last-minute court challenges have derailed three other executions scheduled for this week.

An earlier order halting the use of vercuronium bromide – one of the three drugs used in the state’s lethal injection process – was overturned by the court.

Drug company McKesson Medical Surgical Inc said the drug had been sold to the state for medical purposes, not capital punishment.

The makers of the other two drugs being used in the process – midazolam and potassium chloride – were blocked from intervening in the case.

Two more inmates are set to die on Monday, and one on 27 April. Another inmate scheduled for execution next week has received a stay.

Arkansas dropped plans to execute a second inmate, Stacey Johnson, on the same day. He will now be seeking more DNA tests in the hope of proving his innocence.

The death penalty was reinstated in America in 1976.

Muh holocaust. They’ve killed an innocent man because he’s a Nigger.

Clash Between Kurds and Afghans at Dunkirk Migrant Camp Sparks Massive Fire, 600 Missing

Britain’s Sky News is reporting that 600 migrants are missing following a huge fire that destroyed the Grand-Synthe migrant camp in France.

Although Europe would be better off if the alleged 600 missing migrants were consumed by the flames, the lack of concern by the media suggests that there are now 600 camp inhabitants on the loose in France.

The humane thing to do now would be to return the migrants back to their own home countries. That won’t happen, so France now has the problem of containing the homeless migrants.

Sky News

Around 600 migrants are missing after being evacuated when a huge blaze ravaged their camp, reducing it to “a heap of ashes”.

The Grande-Synthe migrant camp – home to around 1,500 people – is situated outside the northern French city of Dunkirk and was set up a year ago by Doctors Without Borders.

Corenne Torre, head of the humanitarian group in France, said while 900 people were evacuated to safe shelters including local gyms, some 600 migrants were unaccounted for.

“We just don’t know where they are,” she said.

The fire erupted hours after clashes between up to 150 Kurds and Afghans.

Riot police moved into the camp to break up the trouble. Ten people were injured, with some being treated in hospital for knife wounds.

Officials have linked the fire to the fighting and an investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the blaze – the flames of which were visible from several miles away.

“There is nothing left but a heap of ashes,” said Michel Lalande, chief of France’s Nord region.

“It will be impossible to put the huts back where they were before.”

Firefighters tackled the blaze through the night as the camp’s inhabitants were evacuated.

“I lost all my documents,” said one Iraqi migrant. “I just have only this paper that says I’m a refugee in France.”

He said Kurds and Afghans had clashed before the fire erupted, but he did not know why.

“We are refugees here in France. We don’t have any place… we don’t know what to do. We lost everything,” he added.

Grande-Synthe’s population swelled after a huge makeshift camp, 19 miles away, known as the “Calais Jungle”, was dismantled by the authorities in October.

French officials decided last month that the camp population must be gradually reduced to 700 – with migrants housed in special centres – and security increased to keep out traffickers.

From my armchair perspective, Marine Le Pen is the best, last hope that France can avoid even more pain associated with the Muslim invasion and colonization.

Reuters

The large influx into Europe of migrants fleeing poverty and war elsewhere is also a hot button issue in France, where the far-right, anti-immigration leader Marine Le Pen is one of the frontrunners in a presidential election now less than two weeks away.

Le Pen on Tuesday repeated that she would close migrant camps and France’s borders, also drastically cutting migration should she be elected.

“This chaos has to end,” she said in a statement. Opinion polls show Le Pen tied with centrist Emmanuel Macron in the first round on April 23 then losing to him in a run-off of the two top scoring candidates on May 7.

Setting aside her issues with migrants, Le Pen is now in trouble with the Jews for suggesting that France bore no responsibility for the so-called Holocaust.

CNN

Le Pen suggested France was not responsible for the wartime round-up of Jews who were sent to Nazi death camps. With just 13 days until the first round of voting in France’s presidential election, her remarks have been met with widespread condemnation.

“I don’t think France is responsible for the Vel d’Hiv,” Le Pen told French broadcaster LCI on Sunday, arguing that the Nazi-collaborationist Vichy regime “was not France.”

“I think that generally speaking if there are people responsible, it’s those who were in power at the time. It’s not France,” she added.

According to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, some 1,000 Jews were deported to Auschwitz every two or three days in the two months following the arrests at Vel d’Hiv. Nearly 38,000 Jews had been deported to Auschwitz from France by the end of September 1942. By 1945, just 780 of them remained alive.

Still think diversity is a strength? Imagine what a peaceful world if there were no Jews, no Muslims, and no blacks.