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United Airlines pilot frightened passengers to tears with her anti-Trump meltdown

A United Airlines pilot took the Trump Derangement Syndrome to a whole new level on Saturday, Feb. 11.

The pilot, who showed up late to UA flight 455 set to depart for San Francisco from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, boarded the plane in street clothes instead of her United pilot uniform. Standing at the front of the cabin, she told the passengers on the intercom:

“Sorry I’m late. The reason I’m late is I’m going through a divorce. Look, I don’t care if you voted for Trump or Clinton, they’re both assholes…. I’ll stop and we’ll fly the airplane. Don’t worry, I’m going to let my co-pilot fly it. He’s a man. Okay?”

At this point, a passenger seated in front of her says something inaudible. The pilot laughs and says:

“Okay, if you don’t feel safe, get off the airplane, but otherwise we can go. Okay. This is all set up! Okay, come on up.”

A male passenger in a blue short-sleeves shirt gets up, removes his bag from the overhead compartment, and begins to leave. To another passenger in front of her, the pilot says:

“Alright. So I purposely offended you. Did I offend you? Okay, did I purposely offend you? I did! The answer’s yes.”

The pilot then instructs the flight attendants to check on doors to ready for take-off.

A passenger took this video:

According to The Sun, “The whole episode left some passengers weeping.

The tall guy in the blue shirt who deplaned is Randy Reiss.

In a series of tweets (@undeadsinatra), Reiss said that nearly half the passengers followed his lead and deplaned. He said “That was scary as f*ck”, that the pilot “was crying. She apologized. I wished her well & said I hope she gets the help she needs,” and “I kid u not, her parting words: ‘We should be on show together. We should write a book.’ OMG.”.

Reiss posted a picture of police talking to the pilot after she was removed from the plane.

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United Airlines spokesman Charlie Hobart confirmed that the pilot was removed and the crew was replaced before the plane continued on to San Francisco. He said: “We hold our employees to the highest standards and we removed that pilot from that flight. We brought in a new crew and they operated that flight. We removed her from the flight, (and) we’re going to discuss this matter with her. We were looking out for our customers to get them to where they needed to be.”

The flight departed Austin, Texas, approximately two hours late and passengers were given snacks and a meal voucher to compensate for the delay.

That pilot should be charged with committing an act of terrorism.

Sources: Sun; The Blaze, Austin-American Statesman

~Eowyn

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Majority of Europeans support Trump’s visa ban

Obama insisted on endangering U.S. national security by bringing in “refugees” and “migrants” from Syria and other Muslim countries despite the FBI’s admission that they don’t have the information needed to properly vett them to screen out terrorists.

On January 27, 2016, President Trump fulfilled his campaign promise of barring terrorists from being brought as “refugees’ into the United States by signing Executive Order: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.

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Citing the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, Trump’s executive order lawfully and temporarily suspended granting visas to nationals of seven “countries of particular concern” Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

The visa ban is temporary because it is a means to an end — in order for the Trump administration to determine and obtain the information needed to properly vett refugees and migrants to screen out terrorists.

The Left accuses Trump’s visa ban of religious discrimination against Islam. But Trump’s temporary visa ban on nationals from those seven countries is not because they are Muslim, but because the foreign-born individuals who have been convicted or implicated in terrorism-related crimes since September 11, 2001 are Muslims — a distinction that eludes the mentally-disordered Left.

Now, a study conducted for Chatham House, the independent Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, has found that the majority of Europeans endorse a similar visa ban for their countries. The researchers are Matthew Goodwin and Thomas Raines of Europe Programme, and University Birmingham Professor of Political Science David Cutts.

From December 12, 2016 to January 11, 2017, a survey was conducted of a nationally representative sample of more than ten thousand adults in 10 EU countries — Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain and the UK. About 1,000 were surveyed in each of the 10 countries, totaling 10,195. Respondents were asked to what extent they agree or disagree with the statement:

“All further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped”.

In their report for Chatham House on February 6, 2017, the clearly dismayed researchers reported their findings point to “an underlying reservoir of public support” of the views of both Trump and Europe’s “radical right-wing parties”. In the authors’ words:

Our results are striking and sobering. They suggest that public opposition to any further migration from predominantly Muslim states is by no means confined to Trump’s electorate in the US but is fairly widespread.

Here are the findings:

  • An average of 55% in the 10 EU countries agreed that all further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped; 25% neither agreed nor disagreed; 20% disagreed.
  • Majorities in 8 EU countries agreed: 71% in Poland, 65% in Austria, 53% in Germany, 51% in Italy,  47% in UK, 41% in Spain.
  • In no country did the percentage that disagreed surpass 32%.
  • Public opposition to further migration from Muslim states is especially intense in Austria, Poland, Hungary, France and Belgium. In each of these countries, at least 38% of adults “strongly agreed” that further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped. “It is also worth noting that in most of these states the radical right is, to varying degrees, entrenched as a political force and is looking to mobilize this angst over Islam into the ballot box, either at elections in 2017 or longer term.”
  • Across Europe, opposition to Muslim immigration is especially intense among retired, older age cohorts; those with a secondary school education; and those living in rural, less populated areas. Notably less opposed are those aged below 30; those with a college degree; and those in cities and metropolitan areas.
  • Support for a ban on more refugees crosses political boundaries but is found more on the right: three-quarters of those who self-classify as on the right of the political spectrum and more than a third of those on the left support a halt.

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The Chatham House survey is consistent with other surveys exploring attitudes to Islam in Europe. A Pew survey of 10 European countries in 2016 found that:

  • Majorities of the public in 5 countries had an unfavorable view of Muslims living in their country: Hungary (72%), Italy (69%), Poland (66%), Greece (65%), and Spain (50%) vs. UK (28%), Germany (29%) and France (29%).
  • Widespread perception (median of 59%) in many countries that the arrival of refugees would increase the likelihood of terrorism. This mirrors some attitudes in the US.

The Chatham House researchers conclude that:

While it is true that “people in Europe vastly overestimate the number of Muslims living in their countries . . . these results point to significant and widespread levels of public anxiety over immigration from mainly Muslim states. Many in the mainstream have protested against Trump’s visit but they will also need to focus on how to tackle these widespread public concerns.”

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~Eowyn

97 companies sue President Trump over temporary ban on immigrants and refugees from dangerous countries

On January 27, 2016, President Trump fulfilled another campaign promise of barring terrorists from being brought as “refugees’ into the United States by signing Executive Order: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.

The executive order states clearly the problem:

Numerous foreign-born individuals have been convicted or implicated in terrorism-related crimes since September 11, 2001, including foreign nationals who entered the United States after receiving visitor, student, or employment visas, or who entered through the United States refugee resettlement program. Deteriorating conditions in certain countries due to war, strife, disaster, and civil unrest increase the likelihood that terrorists will use any means possible to enter the United States.

“In order to protect Americans, the United States must ensure that those admitted to this country do not bear hostile attitudes toward it and its founding principles,” and by the authority vested in President Trump “by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America” and in adherence with already established laws of the United States — the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code — “it is hereby ordered” that the issuance of visas and other immigration benefits to nationals of “countries of particular concern” be suspended.

Those “countries of particular concern” are referred to in section 217(a)(12) of the Immigraton and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12). These are the Muslim-majority countries of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

Why those countries?

Is it because President Trump is picking on a particular religion, Islam?

No.

Those countries are selected  not because they’re Muslim, but because the foreign-born individuals who have been convicted or implicated in terrorism-related crimes since September 11, 2001 are Muslims.

My only quarrel with the visa ban on the 7 countries is that Saudi Arabia is, strangely, not included.

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Suspending the issuance of visas from certain terrorist-exporting countries is a means to an end — so that the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Director of National Intelligence, undertake “a review” to determine and obtain the information needed from any country to determine nationals from that country who seek to enter the U.S. as refugees or immigrants are who they say they are and “not a security or public-safety threat.”

In other words, the visa ban on those 7 countries is TEMPORARY.

President Trump’s temporary visa ban executive order has already sparked judges across the country issuing stays on the temporary ban, as well as a lawsuit by 97 companies as amici curiae or “friends of the court”.

In other words, those judges and the 97 companies are against the vetting or screening of immigrants and refugees to ensure they are not terrorists.

Let that thought sink into your head . . . .

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Here is the list of the 97 companies (source: Gateway Pundit).

  1. AdRoll, Inc.
  2. Aeris Communications, Inc.
  3. Airbnb, Inc.
  4. AltSchool, PBC
  5. Ancestry.com, LLC
  6. Appboy, Inc.
  7. Apple Inc.
  8. AppNexus Inc.
  9. Asana, Inc.
  10. Atlassian Corp Plc
  11. Autodesk, Inc.
  12. Automattic Inc.
  13. Box, Inc.
  14. Brightcove Inc.
  15. Brit + Co
  16. CareZone Inc.
  17. Castlight Health
  18. Checkr, Inc.
  19. Chobani, LLC
  20. Citrix Systems, Inc.
  21. Cloudera, Inc.
  22. Cloudflare, Inc.
  23. Copia Institute
  24. DocuSign, Inc.
  25. DoorDash, Inc.
  26. Dropbox, Inc.
  27. Dynatrace LLC
  28. eBay Inc.
  29. Engine Advocacy
  30. Etsy Inc.
  31. Facebook, Inc.
  32. Fastly, Inc.
  33. Flipboard, Inc.
  34. Foursquare Labs, Inc.
  35. Fuze, Inc.
  36. General Assembly
  37. GitHub
  38. Glassdoor, Inc.
  39. Google Inc.
  40. GoPro, Inc.
  41. Harmonic Inc.
  42. Hipmunk, Inc.
  43. Indiegogo, Inc.
  44. Intel Corporation
  45. JAND, Inc. d/b/a Warby Parker
  46. Kargo Global, Inc.
  47. Kickstarter, PBC
  48. KIND, LLC
  49. Knotel
  50. Levi Strauss & Co.
  51. LinkedIn Corporation
  52. Lithium Technologies, Inc.
  53. Lyft, Inc.
  54. Mapbox, Inc.
  55. Maplebear Inc. d/b/a Instacart
  56. Marin Software Incorporated
  57. Medallia, Inc.
  58. A Medium Corporation
  59. Meetup, Inc.
  60. Microsoft Corporation
  61. Motivate International Inc.
  62. Mozilla Corporation
  63. Netflix, Inc.
  64. NETGEAR, Inc.
  65. NewsCred, Inc.
  66. Patreon, Inc.
  67. PayPal Holdings, Inc.
  68. Pinterest, Inc.
  69. Quora, Inc.
  70. Reddit, Inc.
  71. Rocket Fuel Inc.
  72. SaaStr Inc.
  73. Salesforce.com, Inc.
  74. Scopely, Inc.
  75. Shutterstock, Inc.
  76. Snap Inc.
  77. Spokeo, Inc.
  78. Spotify USA Inc.
  79. Square, Inc.
  80. Squarespace, Inc.
  81. Strava, Inc.
  82. Stripe, Inc.
  83. SurveyMonkey Inc.
  84. TaskRabbit, Inc
  85. Tech:NYC
  86. Thumbtack, Inc.
  87. Turn Inc.
  88. Twilio Inc.
  89. Twitter Inc.
  90. Turn Inc.
  91. Uber Technologies, Inc.
  92. Via
  93. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
  94. Workday
  95. Y Combinator Management, LLC
  96. Yelp Inc.
  97. Zynga Inc.

H/t FOTM‘s TPR

~Eowyn

Most Support Temporary Ban on Newcomers from Terrorist Havens

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State Run Media hardest hit.

From Rasmussen Reports: Most voters approve of President Trump’s temporary halt to refugees and visitors from several Middle Eastern and African countries until the government can do a better job of keeping out individuals who are terrorist threats.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a temporary ban on refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen until the federal government approves its ability to screen out potential terrorists from coming here. Thirty-three percent (33%) are opposed, while 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Similarly, 56% favor a temporary block on visas prohibiting residents of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the United States until the government approves its ability to screen for likely terrorists. Thirty-two percent (32%) oppose this temporary ban, and 11% are undecided.

This survey was taken late last week prior to the weekend protests against Trump’s executive orders imposing a four-month ban on all refugees and a temporary visa ban on visitors from these seven countries.

These findings have changed little from August when 59% of voters agreed with Trump’s call for a temporary ban on immigration into the United States from “the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism” until the federal government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists.

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 25-26, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Other items of note from Rasmussen:

  • The refugee ban is supported by 82% of Republicans and 59% of voters not affiliated with either major party. Democrats are opposed by a 53% to 34% margin. The numbers are
  • Among voters who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing, over 70% support both bans. Similar numbers of those who Strongly Disapprove of his job performance are opposed.
  • Most voters opposed former President Obama’s plan to bring tens of thousands of Middle Eastern and African refugees here this year. Sixty-two percent (62%) said Obama’s plan posed an increased national security risk to the United States.
  • Just 32% think the United States is safer now after eight years of the Obama presidency. In late December, 34% of voters said the United States will be safer from domestic terror attacks five years from now. Twenty-seven percent (27%) believe it will be less safe, while 32% expect the level of danger to be about the same.

Read the whole report here.

DCG

Friday Night Funny

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It is Friday the 13th, you have a ticket booking you on flight 666, and it is bound for HEL.

Are you going to board it?

Via wfaa.com:

In a bizarre Friday-the-13th coincidence, a flight bearing the number of the beast went straight to HEL today.

That’s right. Finnair Flight 666 took off from Copenhagen (CPH) and flew directly to Helsinki (HEL) on Friday.

Even better? The flight took off at 13:00 local time, according to Flightaware. The one-hour, 34-minute flight landed at HEL at 3:41 p.m. Helsinki time.

And it gets even wackier.

The Twitter account @Flightradar24, which tracks air traffic around the world, even pointed out the aircraft is 13 years old, according to its registration and serial number.

It may be less of a coincidence and more of a brilliant move by someone (who needs a raise) in Finnair’s scheduling department. Either way, it’s a fascinating alignment of oddities.

Next on the agenda: Dig through the list of ticketed passengers to find out if anyone named Jason was on Flight 666 on Friday the 13th.

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You will find the whole story here, complete with video.

LOL – Somebody at Finnair has a seriously twisted sense of humor.

Dave

(H/t: Drudge)

Imagine seeing this on a plane….

During an AeroMexico flight from Torreon to Mexico City, passengers saw this slithering above them . . . .

It’s a poisonous green snake.

Yikes!

Passenger Indalecio Medina took a video of the snake dropping into the cabin, and posted it to Twitter.

If you were on board that plane, what would you have done? — Scream? Go berserk? Freeze up with fright? Or calmly catch the snake?

That’s what Medina did, according to his comment on Twitter:

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“I had to catch it with a blanket and obviously we gave it some magazines to read for a while. The snake arrived alive and kicking, frightened but without having paid its airfare. And best of all, priority when it came to landing and animal control experts waiting for the unexpected traveler.”

The plane made a quick landing, and animal control quickly removed the serpent.

~Eowyn

Muslim ‘migrants’ have transformed the city of Paris into a garbage dump

Gone is our antiquated image of Paris, France as an elegant, civilized city.

Here’s a video showing how the Muslim “migrant” invasion has transformed the French capital into a literal garbage dump, with men lounging on mattresses on streets choked with litter and garbage. I recommend you watch the video in full screen to get the maximum impact.

Notice that the vagrants are all men, and not just men, but young, able-bodied, military-age males. Where are the pore Muslim women and children of the media’s propaganda?

Here’s another video — of a Muslim riot in Paris:

Meanwhile, tourism in France has plummeted. In August 2016, the French government announced that the number of tourists in the country has fallen by 7% since January. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism Jean-Marc Ayrault acknowledged that “The perception of security risk has had a clear influence on certain travelers, including the wealthiest ones or those from Asia.”

While all of France is affected by the drop in tourist numbers, Paris and Ile-de-France and have been hit particularly hard. The tourism sector in Ile-de-France has lost a billion Euros in sales since January, according to a report of the Regional Tourism Committee (RTC).

But France’s socialist president François Hollande, in a speech on September 8, 2016, defended Muslims and called on his country to be “tolerant” and “embrace” Islam.

H/t FOTM‘s josephbc69

~Eowyn