Salvini Breaks Through and Scores! The Italians Can’t be Stopped!

 

Italy’s Salvini Wants More Babies, Fewer Migrants: ‘A Country Which Does Not Create Children is Destined to Die’

The League (Lega) leader, who heads one half of Italy’s new populist coalition government, set out his priorities in an interview with The Sunday Times at the historic Palazzo del Viminale in Rome.

“A country which does not create children is destined to die,” Salvini stated bluntly.

“We have created a ministry of the family to work on fertility, nurseries, on a fiscal system which takes large families into account. At the end of this mandate, the government will be measured on the number of newborns more than on its public debt,” he declared.

The 45-year-old warned that nothing less than Italy’s “tradition, our story, our identity” was at stake — particularly as the political left was using declining birthrates and the supposed threat of an aging population an “excuse” to “import immigrants”.

Pope Admits Illegal Migration Linked to Begging Rackets, Organ Trafficking, Prostitution

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis is urging everyone to combat the “shameful crime” of human trafficking, noting that it’s often linked to migrant smuggling.

In remarks Sunday to the public in St. Peter’s Square, Francis decried that many adults and children are trafficked into slavery for forced labor, sex businesses, organ trafficking, begging rackets and other criminal activities.

Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Warns EU is Trying to ‘Swindle’ Britain, Negotiating with ‘No Good Faith’

The political firebrand, who leads one half of Italy’s new populist coalition government, warned Theresa May that “There is no objectivity or good faith from the European side” of the negotiations, and that repeatedly giving in to EU demands would not improve matters.

“My experience in the European Parliament tells me you either impose yourself or they swindle you,” he advised.

The Italians are building and building to a crescendo!

Juncker and Frau Merkel are feeling the heat!

Regards,

Jim

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  1. Saint Augustine Member
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    More babies?  Don’t they know that’s bad for the environment???!?!?!??!

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  2. James Gawron Inactive
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    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    More babies? Don’t they know that’s bad for the environment???!?!?!??!

    Aug,

    The immovable object may have finally been countered by the irresistible force. Reproduction is Cool!!

    Regards,

    Jim

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  3. Sandy Member
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    Bravo! Salvini is absolutely correct.  Whether his measures are the correct ones or can even be put into practice, remains to be seen of course.  Changing course requires a radical cultural change.  That Italians, who have always been especially and rightly known for their love of children, have come to this is a bad sign for the West as a whole.

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  4. James Gawron Inactive
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    Sandy (View Comment):

    Bravo! Salvini is absolutely correct. Whether his measures are the correct ones or can even be put into practice, remains to be seen of course. Changing course requires a radical cultural change. That Italians, who have always been especially and rightly known for their love of children, have come to this is a bad sign for the West as a whole.

    Sandy,

    If you are really going to solve a problem you must face it head on and not flinch. Salvini has directly addressed the problem. You can’t know what you are capable of doing until you try.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  5. Guruforhire Inactive
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    Wait so someone is running on the “everybody is getting laid tonight” platform?

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  6. James Gawron Inactive
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    Guruforhire (View Comment):

    Wait so someone is running on the “everybody is getting laid tonight” platform?

    Guru,

    He’s an Italian. You get married then you get laid and then you have the Bambino. This is obvious.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  7. JosePluma Thatcher
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    Nope.

    Italy’s Birth Rate Drops to Its Lowest in More than 150 Years

    Italy, Land of Love, Struggles With Low Birth Rate

    Ageing Italy’s Birthrate has Hit a Record Low

    That’s one of the reasons I’m not too worried about Russia.  Its economy is about the same size as Italy and they are not having children, either.

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  8. Doctor Robert Member
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    The Italians are building and building to a crescendo!

    Juncker and Frau Merkel are feeling the heat!

    Regards,

    Jim

    There is no tuba in the William Tell Overture, low brass are limited to  two trombones with three in the single chord that opens the final allegro.  The tuba had not even been invented in 1829.  And what is that woman doing with an English horn?  Her solo is over when the trumpets come in!

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  9. I Walton Member
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    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    The Italians are building and building to a crescendo!

    Juncker and Frau Merkel are feeling the heat!

    Regards,

    Jim

    There is no tuba in the William Tell Overture, low brass are limited to two trombones with three in the single chord that opens the final allegro. The tuba had not even been invented in 1829. And what is that woman doing with an English horn? Her solo is over when the trumpets come in!

    Show off.

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  10. James Gawron Inactive
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    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    The Italians are building and building to a crescendo!

    Juncker and Frau Merkel are feeling the heat!

    Regards,

    Jim

    There is no tuba in the William Tell Overture, low brass are limited to two trombones with three in the single chord that opens the final allegro. The tuba had not even been invented in 1829. And what is that woman doing with an English horn? Her solo is over when the trumpets come in!

    Dr. Rob,

    Picky, picky, picky. You’d probably prefer this.

    Regards,

    Jim

     

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  11. James Gawron Inactive
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    UPDATE:

     

    ‘Fretful, Weak, Incompetent’: Rees-Mogg Blasts Gov For Failing to Prepare ‘No Deal’ Brexit

    Mrs May was accused of whipping up “panic” among MPs, the public, and businesses in an intentional attempt to push them into accepting her widely unpopular Chequers plan for a “soft” Brexit.

    She was also slammed for taking a “kamikaze” approach to Brexit and leading Eurosceptics said her plan represents “Project Fear Mark II” aimed at deliberately highlighting the negatives of a clean divorce in a bid to “discredit” a “no-deal” Brexit.

     

     

    Donald Trump: Europe Should Follow Italy’s Immigration Example

    President Donald Trump praised Italy’s tough immigration policies on Monday during a meeting at the White House with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
    “I know he’s taken a very firm stance on the border, a stance few countries have taken, and, frankly, he’s doing the right thing, in my opinion,” Trump said during his White House meeting with Conte. “A lot of other countries in Europe should be doing it also.”

     

     

    German Support for Merkel Bloc Plummets to 12-Year Low

    Support for Angela Merkel’s centre-right bloc has dropped to its lowest point since 2006, polling figures show, after recent high profile criticism of the German Chancellor’s decision to open the nation’s borders.
    Bild am Sonntag’s weekly ‘Sunday Trend’ poll revealed that voter backing for Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and their Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), had fallen to 29 percent.

     

    Regards,

    Jim

     

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  12. Percival Thatcher
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  13. Cato Rand Inactive
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    JosePluma (View Comment):

    Nope.

    Italy’s Birth Rate Drops to Its Lowest in More than 150 Years

    Italy, Land of Love, Struggles With Low Birth Rate

    Ageing Italy’s Birthrate has Hit a Record Low

    That’s one of the reasons I’m not too worried about Russia. Its economy is about the same size as Italy and they are not having children, either.

    In the intermediate term that’s encouraging, but in the long term it just means the Islamists are going to move into Russia’s vacated territory and take over the nuclear arsenal.

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  14. Saint Augustine Member
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    Cato Rand (View Comment):

    JosePluma (View Comment):

    Nope.

    Italy’s Birth Rate Drops to Its Lowest in More than 150 Years

    Italy, Land of Love, Struggles With Low Birth Rate

    Ageing Italy’s Birthrate has Hit a Record Low

    That’s one of the reasons I’m not too worried about Russia. Its economy is about the same size as Italy and they are not having children, either.

    In the intermediate term that’s encouraging, but in the long term it just means the Islamists are going to move into Russia’s vacated territory and take over the nuclear arsenal.

    There’s a book on that topic.

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  15. Guruforhire Inactive
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    Cato Rand (View Comment):

    JosePluma (View Comment):

    Nope.

    Italy’s Birth Rate Drops to Its Lowest in More than 150 Years

    Italy, Land of Love, Struggles With Low Birth Rate

    Ageing Italy’s Birthrate has Hit a Record Low

    That’s one of the reasons I’m not too worried about Russia. Its economy is about the same size as Italy and they are not having children, either.

    In the intermediate term that’s encouraging, but in the long term it just means the Islamists are going to move into Russia’s vacated territory and take over the nuclear arsenal.

    Or their giant anthrax factory capable of destroying all life on the planet by itself and all its out of work bioweapon scientists.  lil problems.

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  16. Saint Augustine Member
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    Guruforhire (View Comment):

    Cato Rand (View Comment):

    JosePluma (View Comment):

    Nope.

    Italy’s Birth Rate Drops to Its Lowest in More than 150 Years

    Italy, Land of Love, Struggles With Low Birth Rate

    Ageing Italy’s Birthrate has Hit a Record Low

    That’s one of the reasons I’m not too worried about Russia. Its economy is about the same size as Italy and they are not having children, either.

    In the intermediate term that’s encouraging, but in the long term it just means the Islamists are going to move into Russia’s vacated territory and take over the nuclear arsenal.

    Or their giant anthrax factory capable of destroying all life on the planet by itself and all its out of work bioweapon scientists. lil problems.

    I didn’t know about that.

    What’s next–do they have the zombie virus too?

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  17. Old Bathos Moderator
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    My wife and I have eight kids.  Grandkids #8 and 9 are due later this year. 

    We ran with a pretty fertile crowd in our younger days and we all figured that even if we weren’t setting a trend we would be creating the future anyway since so many others had opted out of that task.

    I don’t begrudge any American his or her lifestyle choice.  Although I do continue to resent high-income, very high-consumption childless adults telling me that babies are bad for the planet.  There must be some deep-seated psychological reason why a malignant buffoon like Paul Ehrlich (The Population Bomb 1968) is still considered an authority figure while a genuinely insightful economist like Julian Simon (The Ultimate Resource, 1981) is largely unknown.

     

     

     

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  18. Saint Augustine Member
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    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    My wife and I have eight kids. Grandkids #8 and 9 are due later this year.

    We ran with a pretty fertile crowd in our younger days and we all figured that even if we weren’t setting a trend we would be creating the future anyway since so many others had opted out of that task.

    I don’t begrudge any American his or her lifestyle choice. Although I do continue to resent high-income, very high-consumption childless adults telling me that babies are bad for the planet. There must be some deep-seated psychological reason why a malignant buffoon like Paul Ehrlich (The Population Bomb 1968) is still considered an authority figure while a genuinely insightful economist like Julian Simon (The Ultimate Resource, 1981) is largely unknown.

    Well done!

    Yeah, Solomon is right, and Malthus is wrong.

    (Mrs. Augustine and I have six.)

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  19. Lois Lane Coolidge
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    My only regret thus far in life is that I did not have more babies.  I should have listened to the Italians instead of my own society, which is constantly telling women they need to have “more” of something else, and the only way to do this is to have less and less children….  

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  20. James Gawron Inactive
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    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    My wife and I have eight kids. Grandkids #8 and 9 are due later this year. 

    We ran with a pretty fertile crowd in our younger days and we all figured that even if we weren’t setting a trend we would be creating the future anyway since so many others had opted out of that task.

    OldB,

    Why you renegades you! I know your kind. Your motorcycle gang rides into town and takes over the Chuck E. Cheese! Shocking!

     

    Regards,

    Jim

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  21. James Gawron Inactive
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    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Well done!

    Yeah, Solomon is right, and Malthus is wrong.

    (Mrs. Augustine and I have six.)

    Aug,

    You and Mrs. Augustine are up for a MHGA (Make Humanity Great Again) hat and a special commendation for Procreation Above and Beyond the Call of Duty.

    You’re pulling the average up. Yeeesssss!!!!

    Regards,

    Jim

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  22. Old Bathos Moderator
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    James Gawron (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    My wife and I have eight kids. Grandkids #8 and 9 are due later this year.

    We ran with a pretty fertile crowd in our younger days and we all figured that even if we weren’t setting a trend we would be creating the future anyway since so many others had opted out of that task.

    OldB,

    Why you renegades you! I know your kind. Your motorcycle gang rides into town and takes over the Chuck E. Cheese! Shocking!

     

    Regards,

    Jim

    I loathe Chuck E Cheese. 

    My kids were generally well-behaved when out in the world.  To this day I find the sound of other people’s children acting out in a restaurant or subway car quite soothing.

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  23. James Gawron Inactive
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    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    My wife and I have eight kids. Grandkids #8 and 9 are due later this year.

    We ran with a pretty fertile crowd in our younger days and we all figured that even if we weren’t setting a trend we would be creating the future anyway since so many others had opted out of that task.

    OldB,

    Why you renegades you! I know your kind. Your motorcycle gang rides into town and takes over the Chuck E. Cheese! Shocking!

     

    Regards,

    Jim

    I loathe Chuck E Cheese.

    My kids were generally well-behaved when out in the world. To this day I find the sound of other people’s children acting out in a restaurant or subway car quite soothing.

    OldB,

    Sorry, must have been somebody else’s kids. The Rabbi’s kids make noise whenever there’s a speaker, including the Rabbi. The smallest one he’ll just pick up and not even miss a beat.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  24. Saint Augustine Member
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    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    My wife and I have eight kids. Grandkids #8 and 9 are due later this year.

    We ran with a pretty fertile crowd in our younger days and we all figured that even if we weren’t setting a trend we would be creating the future anyway since so many others had opted out of that task.

    OldB,

    Why you renegades you! I know your kind. Your motorcycle gang rides into town and takes over the Chuck E. Cheese! Shocking!

     

    Regards,

    Jim

    I loathe Chuck E Cheese.

    My kids were generally well-behaved when out in the world. To this day I find the sound of other people’s children acting out in a restaurant or subway car quite soothing.

    Or an airplane. I enjoy it when some kid is obnoxiously loud and it’s not my problem.

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