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“Pious” Paki Muslim student stabs Professor to death in Paris as he ‘insulted the Prophet’

Irish lecturer, John Dowling, 66, was fatally stabbed 13 times in the throat and chest by student ‘offended’ by a drawing of Mohammed during a lecture.

No other students saw any such image displayed by Professor Dowling and police say there is no evidence of it, yet Ali R., the student that stabbed the lecturer claimed that was his reason for committing the murder.

According to government prosecutor Catherine Denis, Ali held an ‘obsessive resentment’ against the university since he was expelled in September of 2017.

“He came to France two years ago to join the management school, but did not pass his first year,” Denis said. “Since then he had been returning to the college, and had become unwanted to the point that he was not allowed in any more.”

She went on to further explain that Ali told authorities, “He produced a drawing, which he showed off in class, insulting the prophet Mohammed”.

Though no evidence of any such drawing, according to the Daily Mail, he had long held a personal grudge against the lecturer.

French authorities have said there is no existing evidence that Ali, a native of Pakistan, was radicalised by a terrorist organisation, rather, he was just ‘pious’ about his religion.

Now all over France, not just Paris.

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Tony Burke shuts down push for radical changes to Labor’s asylum-seeker policy

Tony Burke hasn’t shut down anything what he’s doing is trying to shut his lefty mates up until after the election, all the lefty rags are out in force supporting their commie mates at present.

The National Conference has the left faction in full swing and the front bench of Labor are in panic mode because it’s so close to a federal election.

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The West is running out of money….

Alan Kohler ‘The Australian’ December 10, 2018

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Protesters clash with riot police near the Champs Elysees in Paris on Saturday.

Alan Kohler The Australian December 10, 2018

The riots in Paris over the weekend and going back to November 17 have their roots in the fact that France is running out of money. President Emmanuel Macron imposed a new fuel tax because France’s budget deficit is running perilously close to the maximum allowed in the EU of 3 per cent of GDP and national debt is 100 per cent of GDP versus the 60 per cent allowed.

The French government last ran a surplus in 1973. Government spending is 57 per cent of GDP, well over double Australia’s, and successive governments have proved incapable of even stabilising spending, let alone reducing it.

With cars burning on the Champs Elysee a week ago, Macron abandoned the fuel tax but that didn’t stop the so-called gilets jaune (yellow vests) movement taking to the streets again this weekend with even bigger, more ferocious protests, this time met with tear gas and rubber bullets.

What’s different about these protests, and the thing that should have every political leader in the western world taking note, is that these are not the leftists who usually do the rioting in Paris: these are ordinary people and workers, organised not by trade unions, or the Communist Party, but by Facebook.

France can’t tax its rich or its companies because they can easily move to Switzerland or Ireland, or an actual tax haven, so the most effective thing for Macron to do was impose a fuel tax, with the result that the nation’s disenfranchised, who live in poor villages and have to drive everywhere, boiled over.

These are the same sorts of people who voted for Donald Trump and for Brexit and like those in the US and UK, their grievances are wide-ranging and not easily dealt with.

That is especially true with their governments deep in debt and unable to do anything other than tax them some more, since companies and the financial elites are becoming untaxable and the demands on government spending are relentless. There simply isn’t enough money available to deal with their problems.

The same applies to the United States, the UK, Italy, Spain and Australia, leading to political turmoil and unhappy electorates in all of those countries.

In the US, President Trump cut company taxes and blew out the budget by $US113 billion in 2018 to 4.7 per cent of GDP (it would get kicked out of the EU), and there will be a reckoning, if not next year the year after.

Trump is, bizarrely, pushing the idea that tariffs will fix the budget and make America rich again. He tweeted recently: “Billions of Dollars are pouring into the coffers of the U.S.A. because of the Tariffs being charged to China, and there is a long way to go. If companies don’t want to pay Tariffs, build in the U.S.A. Otherwise, lets just make our Country richer than ever before!”

China doesn’t pay the tariffs, of course, they are a tax on Americans, but leaving that aside the amounts are tiny. Revenue from customs duty in 2018 was US$41 billion, an increase of less than US$7 billion. Every little bit helps, but tariffs won’t turn around the US budget deficit.

Italy’s new populist government is locked in an argument with the European Commission over its budget deficit, while Spain is battling to contain a budget blowout. And as for the UK – where to start?

As the big parliamentary vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal looms, Britain’s budget deficit has risen to its highest level in three years.

In fact, it’s hard to find a western country that is not wallowing in deficits and public debt and with stable leadership. Even Germany, which produced yet another budget surplus this year, has a chancellor who is in office but not in power – on her way out. Trump, Macron, May and Merkel are all either under siege or leaving.

At least Germany is relatively stable for now; the other three are in various states of disarray and so, for that matter, is Scott Morrison in Australia – that is, under siege and probably leaving, although at least he hasn’t got a special prosecutor breathing down his neck, or riots in the street (apart from some children peacefully protesting about climate change), and he is not facing a devastating loss in parliament, probably. At least not for a month or two.

What is the common thread of these western countries who leadership is in such disarray? Big budget deficits and huge government debt.

They are not only unable to alleviate the problems that ordinary people have been facing from globalisation and technology, they are often having to make them worse with higher taxes.

The UN wants our money

Socialist UN want Australia’s wealth for redistribution.

“Australia has been asked to reconside­r its decision to withdraw support for a multi-billion-dollar Green Climate Fund, as finance has emerged as a key stumbling block to progress in talks in Poland on implementing the Paris Agreement.”

A Liberal test of its principles.

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“Environment Minister Melis­sa Price was due to arrive in Poland tomorrow for the final week of negotiations to finalise a rulebook to make the Paris Agreement operat­ional.”

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