Visitors to an east-end Toronto hotel — which has doubled as a refugee camp all summer — have turned in droves to two well-read travel websites to warn others not to stay there.
A series of pointed reviews on TripAdvisor and Expedia from those who stayed at the Radisson Toronto East hotel as recently as this past week advise others that some 400 refugees from Africa are occupying all but two floors of the hotel and they were not informed of the situation before booking.
One traveller from Los Angeles, who stayed there during a business trip a week ago, calls the place an “absolute zoo.”
Others described the hotel as “dangerous,” dirty and noisy — and that the lobby is a “madhouse,” full of loitering refugees.
A visitor from Montreal said kids were “skateboarding in the lobby” and the staff didn’t seem to care.
“My daughter kept getting harassed by full-grown men (refugees),” the Montrealer wrote on TripAdvisor.
The visitor from L.A. said he was “shocked and horrified at the nightmare situation” in the lobby.
“Huge crowds of people, children spitting, yelling, jumping on top of each other, and to make things even worse, one of them stole my phone and I had to chase them to get them to return it,” the traveller wrote.
“I will never return… I would rather have slept in our car.”
Calls to the hotel Saturday yielded little information other than the cost to stay there in a standard room with a king bed next weekend — $159 per night.
The front desk clerk repeatedly refused to give any information on the refugees except to acknowledge that there are guests staying in the hotel “long-term.”
Charlotte Watson, 33, worked two jobs and had two degrees and was also a mum to her five-year-old son.
She tragically died after falling down the stairs at the couple’s home in Killamarsh, Derbs, on September 8.
Her boyfriend of four years, Chris Hadley, said she “would only have a glass of wine during the week” but at the weekend sometimes “binge drank and didn’t have a turn-off switch”.
And after the tragedy, Chris is now warning others about the dangers of drinking too much amid concerns it is becoming the norm for Brits.
Chris said: ”Sadly, the level of alcohol in Charlotte’s system played a big part in her death.”
He added: “(She) liked to have a good time – like thousands of other people in this country.
“You go out into town and see people drinking and fighting but they don’t realise how quickly life can change.”
Speaking of her son, who is now living with her former partner, Chris said: ”He is just about to turn six and now won’t have a mum – I don’t think he really understands it fully.
Slovakia’s state prosecutor has charged three people with the premeditated murder of investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee in February, a spokeswoman said on September 28.
The three people were detained in a house raid on September 27.
Five others detained in the same raid have been released, the spokeswoman said.
Jan Kuciak was found shot dead along with Martina Kusnirova at their home near the capital, Bratislava, in February. They were both 27.
The authorities have said they believed it was a contract killing linked to Kuciak’s work.
The journalist was investigating political corruption at the time of the slayings, which triggered the biggest street protests in Slovakia since the fall of communism in 1989 and a political crisis that led to the fall of former Prime Minister Robert Fico’s government in March.
VERO BEACH, Fla. – A Florida woman, incensed because a man refused to have sex with her, cut his face with a kitchen knife Thursday, TCPalm reported.
Katherine Nieves-Tavarez, 27, of Vero Beach, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to a police report.
The man was hospitalized after rejecting Nieves-Tavarez’s requests for sex several times, TCPalmreported.
Police responded to Nieves-Tavarez’s apartment at 3:30 a.m. Thursday. The man was standing in the doorway with his face covered in blood and told police that “She hit me with a knife. … I can’t see,” TCPalm reported.
The man had several cuts on his face and was treated at a local hospital, the arrest affidavit stated.
Nieves-Tavarez was booked at the Indian River County Jail and bail was set at $15,000, TCPalmreported.
(CNSNews.com) — The Tanzanian government has suspended radio and television advertisements for family planning funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), according to a Sept. 19 letter by the Tanzanian Minister of gender and health.
“The ministry intends to revise the contents of all your ongoing radio and TV spots for family planning, thus I request you to stop with immediate effect airing and publishing any family planning contents in any media channels until further notice,” the letter states.
The letter addressed FHI360, “a U.S.-based group that receives millions in U.S. funding contracts to increase contraception usage in African countries,” according to the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam).
(Natural News) It’s a full-in circus at the United States Senate as truly desperate Democrats throw every accusation they can come up with at Brett Kavanaugh in a last-ditch attempt to halt his Supreme Court confirmation.
In an operation that should probably be called Fast and Furious, Democrat operatives are grasping at any allegation, no matter how despicable or disreputable the source. They’ve even resorted to third-hand anonymous “eyewitnesses” who say they know someone who saw something involving someone who might have been with Kavanaugh some years ago, but they’re not completely sure.
But the stories are all collapsing, and some of the allegations now being desperately catapulted in the direction of Kavanaugh appear to have been made by truly “psycho” individuals. Other allegations are rapidly being recanted. Here’s a taste of what’s breaking on all this just today:
Creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti revealed Brett Kavanaugh’s 3rd accuser Wednesday morning–A woman named Julie Swetnick who has brought forth allegations of gang rape.
Julie Swetnick’s ex-boyfriend says he had to file a restraining order against Swetnick after they broke up–she continued to harass him after he got married to another woman.
Swetnick’s former boyfriend told Politico she threatened to harm his new wife and baby!
Lisa Miller, who graduated in 1981 from Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, a private Roman Catholic college-preparatory school for girls, spoke to PJ Media about the new allegations from Julie Swetnick. According to Miller, such activity described by Swetnick did not happen. She said such activities would have been widely known.
From the Wall Street Journal: New Claims Add Fuel to Showdown Over Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
– Accuser Julie Swetnick owed over $100,000 in unpaid taxes in 2015-2017.
Records show Ms. Swetnick also had recent run-ins with tax authorities. In 2015, Maryland’s comptroller filed a lien against her in Anne Arundel County, a suburb of Baltimore and Washington, for more than $30,000 in unpaid taxes. The state demanded about the same amount in interest and penalties for a total bill of $62,821. The state released the lien in 2016.
In 2017, the Internal Revenue Service filed a lien on Ms. Swetnick’s Washington apartment for $40,303 in unpaid taxes, and released it in March, saying the tax bill had been paid.
It turns out Swetnick needed a lot of cash to settle up with the government.
Swetnick claims she witnessed the two drink excessively, engage in high inappropriate conduct and fondling and grabbing girls without consent. She also claims that during 1981 – 1982 she witnessed both men cause girls to become inebriated so they could be gang-raped in a side bedroom.
Swetnick, again according to her own declaration, attended more than 10 house parties between 1981-1983, when she was 18, 19 and 20 years old respectively, stating that she was aware, as an adult attending these parties, that men at these parties, which she specifically names Kavanaugh and Judge were “spiking” the punch at house parties with drugs and grain alcohol to cause the girls to lose their inhibitions. She also claims that as an adult, since we have already established her age, she witnessed those girls being taken to rooms to be “gang” or “train” raped.
From TownHall.com: Lindsey Graham Just Took The Latest Kavanaugh Accusation To The Woodshed
…so, do we have any witnesses? Uh, apparently we do not. Like the two other allegations hurled at Kavanaugh, there’s no further evidence to corroborate that Kavanaugh was a master ring leader in this alleged debauchery. Should we be shocked? Probably not, what else would you expect from a grandstanding, opportunistic porn lawyer? Also, she kept going to these parties where rape was occurring? Yes, it’s all suspect.
A Rhode Island man who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting his friend apologized on Wednesday and said he “made a mistake.”
The man called Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s office and claimed that Kavanaugh and Mark Judge, a high school friend of Kavanaugh, drunkenly sexually assaulted one of his friends, according to interview transcripts released by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
After Catalan started getting attention on Twitter, he publicly stated that he had recanted the accusation.
From Breitbart.com Third-hand anonymous eyewitness accounts show desperation of Democrats
6:49 PM — NBC News reports that the Senate Judiciary Committee is investigating a fourth accusation — that Kavanaugh “physically assaulted a woman he socialized with in the Washington, D.C. area in 1998 while he was inebriated.”
The letter, sent to Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), is anonymous. The author is not the alleged victim but claims to be the parent of a woman who claims to have witnessed Kavanaugh “[shove] her friend up against the wall very aggressively and sexually.”
So wait… it’s the anonymous parent of a woman who says she saw someone with Kavanaugh in 1998? Now we’re engrossed over third-hand anonymous accounts?
Wilkinson told CBS the lawyers for Dr. Ford have not turned over the results of her lie detector test or her therapist’s notes to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The Senate Judiciary Committee asked for audio-visual from Ford’s lie detector test. Ford’s team responded that “it wasn’t important.”
From The Daily Caller: FORD’S POLYGRAPH PRESENTS ANOTHER INCONSISTENCY IN WHO ATTENDED ALLEGED PARTY
Ford’s claim that there were “4 boys and a couple of girls” at the party contradicts Ford and her lawyer’s other accounts of how many people were present.
In her letter to Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Ford claimed that there were “four others” present. She also told The Washington Post that there were “four boys at the party” and two — Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge — in the room where the assault allegedly occurred.
Since Ford’s allegations were first made public, there have been three different accounts of how many people were at the party she claims to have been assaulted at: four boys, four boys and one girl, and four boys and a couple of girls.
Since October, government plans to exploit the country’s gas reserves have been thrown into doubt by an explosion of bloodthirsty assaults in the region where the industry plans to base its hub.
“Ten people were shot (dead) by firearms and two burnt (to death),” the source said of the violence which took place late Thursday in Paqueue village which lies close to the Quirimbas tourist archipelago.
One of the shooting victims had also been beheaded and the attackers had burnt 55 houses, the source said.
During the summer break after her junior year of high school, Elise* travelled to South Korea from Chicago with her mother for what was meant to be a six-week holiday.
Instead, the 17-year-old ended up trapped in Grace Road Church, a cult whose leader was arrested in August accused of depriving followers of their liberty and participating in ritual beatings. While there, Elise was forced to attend five-hour sermons, denied medication and told she would never see her father and sister again.
Elise’s mother organised the trip in 2013 after discovering her daughter smoked marijuana. The holiday was supposed to allow Elise – who was born in the US to Korean parents – a chance to spend time with her Korean family and have a break from her American friends.
But, after two weeks with family, Elise’s mother took her to stay at Grace Road Church in Gwacheon, just south of Seoul.
The church, which denies it is a cult, has branches in both South Korea and Fiji, where hundreds of church members moved in 2014 after its leader, Pastor Shin Ok-ju, said there would be a famine in Korea and Fiji was the promised land where they would survive.
Shin was arrested last month along with three other church leaders, accused of stranding followers in Fiji and subjecting them to violent rituals.
Elise and her mother started living at the church, sleeping on mats on the floor of a room they shared with as many as 12 women, above a hall where Shin gave five-hour sermons.
“At the end of June she decided ‘let’s spend the weekend here’, then the weekend turned into let’s spend the entire week here. I thought: ‘what the heck?’ This wasn’t part of the plan,” Elise told the Guardian.
A children’s hospital in Colorado has decided it will no longer include M or F on patients’ wristbands to show their biological sex in order to accommodate those who might identify as transgender or nonbinary.
According to NBC’s Denver affiliate, Children’s Hospital Colorado’s decision to do so began with a “diversity task force.”
“We are seeing more and more patients who have diverse gender identities,” explained Dr. Natalie Nokoff who works at the hospital in Aurora. “I think that’s true of programs all across the United States.”
The hospital has said that its employees understand that it’s “not easy growing up with an expansive gender identity or expression,” and “believe gender-diverse children need a stable support system as they navigate their transition.”
While the markers will no longer appear on the wristbands, medical history will still be recorded, Nokoff said. She considers the biological markers unnecessary.
In praise of the change, a teenager named Ben who identifies as a “female to male” transgender person and has been going to the hospital for approximately two years, said gratefully, “It’s huge. Bigger than anything on this planet. Looking down and seeing that ‘F,’ I’m just like ‘No. That’s not right.”
both lanes of the Višňové highway tunnel near Žilina have finally been bored through. The ceremonial blasting of the final stretch of the second lane took place on September 6 while the first lane has been passable since August 28. The construction consortium presented the bores on September 13. Construction Minister Árpád Érsek (Most-Híd) did not attend the ceremony, sending only the message that there is no reason for celebration.
Both lanes of the Višňové highway tunnel near Žilina have finally been bored through. The ceremonial blasting of the final stretch of the second lane took place on September 6 while the first lane has been passable since August 28. The construction consortium presented the bores on September 13. Construction Minister Árpád Érsek (Most-Híd) did not attend the ceremony, sending only the message that there is no reason for celebration.
“The tunnel has been subject to a nine-month delay,” said Karolína Ducká, spokesperson of the Construction Ministry, as cited by the Hospodárske Noviny, adding that even longer delays hover over other goals of this project.