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674 submissions to European
543 submissions to news
264 submissions to Boards
246 submissions to politics
197 submissions to Europe
This user has so far shared a total of 2439 links, started a total of 7 discussions and submitted a total of 382 comments.
Submissions: This user has upvoted 4127 and downvoted 113 submissions.
Comments: This user has upvoted 1352 and downvoted 101 comments.
5 highest rated submissions:
Brexit spreads across Europe: Italy, France, Holland and Denmark ALL call for referendums, submitted: 6/23/2016 4:25:17 PM, 339 points (+346|-7)
Europe will now send Holocaust deniers, Neo-Nazis, Totalitarians, Xenophobes and committers of Hate Crimes to "Reeducation camps"., submitted: 6/2/2016 9:37:20 PM, 303 points (+310|-7)
Super-rich Swiss village opts for £200,000 fine instead of accepting 10 refugees, submitted: 5/29/2016 1:55:08 PM, 251 points (+253|-2)
Trump supporter puts out fire, calls for peace. Is swiftly punched in the face by anti-Trump "protesters"., submitted: 1/21/2017 2:30:27 PM, 251 points (+257|-6)
Waitress assaulted on French Riviera for 'serving alcohol' on first day of holy month of Ramadan, submitted: 6/8/2016 5:35:58 PM, 242 points (+244|-2)
5 lowest rated submissions:
Trumps comments about Somalis stir outrage from Minnesota to Maine, submitted: 8/9/2016 11:56:18 AM, -5 points (+4|-9)
Police watchdog IPCC 'favours black complainants' - The police watchdog is now "more likely to believe black complainants than white police officers", according to officer and equality campaigner., submitted: 8/1/2016 6:54:16 AM, -4 points (+3|-7)
Terror in Europe: Welcome to the New Normal, submitted: 8/9/2016 9:00:23 AM, -2 points (+1|-3)
After attacks, German president says absolute security impossible, submitted: 8/1/2016 6:10:28 AM, -1 points (+1|-2)
We grant Irish passports to British citizens at our peril, submitted: 8/8/2016 11:00:14 AM, -1 points (+1|-2)
3 highest rated comments:
BOARDSISGREAT 0 points 35 points 35 points (+35|-0) ago
He's openly met with Merkel and censored Facebook according to her instructions, does he think that people don't read the fucking news?
BOARDSISGREAT 0 points 22 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago
The Germans must realise that this lying Paki isn't a fucking teenager.
BOARDSISGREAT 0 points 21 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago
His fellow Syrian, Mahmoud, made a similar appeal for compassion in an interview broadcast Tuesday. “I want a house”, he told Swedish Radio, bemoaning having to live in an apartment, which he said hampered his chances of finding a girlfriend.
Presenter Katarina Gunnarsson notes that the Syrian’s room, paid for by taxpayers “looks like a hotel room”, but Mahmoud said he had higher expectations of life in Sweden.
“I had very high hopes of getting my own private house. And then they give me this apartment. It’s like a refugee camp. What is the difference?” the former Damascus resident complained.
3 lowest rated comments:
BOARDSISGREAT 1 points -1 points 0 points (+0|-1) ago
They're too busy banning people for discussing us, it's hilarious.
BOARDSISGREAT 1 points -1 points 0 points (+0|-1) ago
Get them out, out, out!
BOARDSISGREAT 0 points 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago
In case of a paywall;
CHIOS, Greece— Yasmin Ali made the perilous crossing from Turkey to this Aegean island two weeks ago even though she knew she would be trapped here, unable to travel farther into Europe.
The 19-year-old Syrian economics student is one of a rising number of people disregarding Europe’s double strategy for deterring mass migration—a deal with Turkey to return new arrivals, and the closure of Balkan borders to the north—and stretching Greece’s capacity to absorb more asylum seekers even thinner.
“We knew about the [Turkey] deal but we decided to come anyway,” Ms. Ali said. She believes the European Union will have to let her, her mother and her sister join their male family members, who sought asylum in Germany a year ago. “They can’t send just us back since we have family in Europe.”
On average, the number of people landing on Greek islands has risen to about 100 a day in August, up from fewer than 50 a day in May and June. About 460 people landed on Greek islands on Monday, a number Greece hasn’t experienced since early April.
The traffic is still far below daily peaks of 6,800 in October last year. But the rising numbers are making Greek and EU officials worried that the fragile deal with Turkey—aimed at returning almost all who land on Greek shores—could break down.
Turkish officials, angered by what they see as a lack of European support for Turkish democracy as Ankara roots out alleged supporters of July’s failed coup, have threatened to scuttle the migration deal if the EU doesn’t grant Turkish citizens visa-free travel to the bloc by October. Turkey says it was promised the concession.
“We cannot independently verify an uptick, but even if it were true it is related to the increasingly popular view among illegal immigrants that the Turkey-EU agreement is on the brink of collapse and that there will be no legal mechanism to return them to Turkey once they cross the Aegean Sea,” a senior Turkish official said. “If the European Union fails to honor its agreement with Turkey, no matter how strong the enforcement, there will be greater incentives for more migrants to risk their lives at sea.”
The tough talk from Turkey has alarmed Athens, which knows that any sharp increase in migration would mainly affect Greece. “We will be tested very hard if the agreement with Turkey collapses,” Greek Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas said this month.
ENLARGE Greek officials say they suspect the recent uptick in migrant arrivals partly reflects a manpower issue: Numerous Turkish military and police personnel were suspended as part of the Turkish government’s postcoup crackdown. Turkey says it is assiduously keeping up its end of the migrant deal and that its security forces’ operational ability hasn’t been hampered in the wake of the coup attempt.
The closure of the Balkan migration route into the heart of Europe earlier this year has left nearly 60,000 refugees and other migrants trapped in Greece. Mr. Mouzalas said that if it weren’t for the deal with Turkey, which has slowed arrivals since March, 130,000 to 180,000 more people might be stuck in Greece.
Greece’s neighbor Italy also faces major strains. Crossings from North Africa have continued at a high rate, bringing some 116,000 migrants—many of them from sub-Saharan Africa—to Italy so far this year. That compares with 154,000 for all of 2015, a phenomenon overshadowed by the surge of migrants arriving in Greece via Turkey. The closing of European borders to the migrants means that, unlike, in previous years, the vast majority are stuck in Italy, unable to reach Europe’s north as they had hoped. Italian reception centers now host 145,000 migrants, according to the interior ministry in Rome.
In smaller, poorer Greece, the numbers arriving on Aegean islands don’t need to reach 2015’s high levels to cause problems. The five islands that receive most of the newcomers—Lesbos, Leros, Chios, Kos and Samos—are already struggling.
The islands’ overcrowded reception centers already contain more than 12,000 people in total, 4,500 more than they were supposed to accommodate. “The [Turkish] deal is great for the EU but failed to consider the overflow on the Greek islands,” says Emmanouil Vournous, the mayor of Chios. “Our islands have been turned into a peculiar confinement zone for the migrants. But the islands’ citizens are also trapped in here, and the deal doesn’t take into account the financial and social implications for them.”
Chios is currently sheltering about 3,300 migrants and refugees, three times its camp’s capacity. In the camp, built around an abandoned aluminum factory, migrants live in overcrowded containers with unsanitary conditions. Six to eight people, often from two different families, typically share a room designed for four.
“We live like animals here,” says Wassim Omar, a 34-year-old English teacher from Syria, as he waits in the line for his family’s dinner of potatoes, olives and bread.
Many complain there isn’t enough food or access to doctors. Women say they and their children are afraid to leave their rooms after dark, as fights often break out among migrants of different nationalities.
Because of the overflow, many stranded on Chios are sleeping in two open camps closer to the island’s port. The razor fence around the official center also has holes in it, allowing people to walk in and out. Locals have complained of a surge in thefts and damage to their crops. To ease the situation on the islands, the Greek government will transfer a few hundred people to a new camp on the mainland, starting from Chios. Officials fear, though, that the move may encourage more people to come.
Mr. Vournous, the mayor, says he fears tensions between locals and migrants could easily escalate.
—Giovanni Legorano in Milan and Emre Peker in Istanbul contributed to this article.