Poland ready to build strategic canal to Baltic Sea: officials

The chief of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, Jarosław Kaczyński, led a ceremony in which officials symbolically completed the process of marking out the route for the project in the north of the country, a news agency reported.

Five metres deep, the 1.3 km canal between the Vistula Lagoon and Gdańsk Bay in the Baltic Sea is expected to be built by digging through the Vistula Spit, which separates the bay from the lagoon on Polish territory.

The aim is to allow deep-draught vessels to enter Poland’s Elbląg seaport without passing through the Strait of Baltiysk in Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave.

The project is still waiting for an official building permit to be issued before it can get under way, Poland’s PAP news agency reported.

It quoted Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation Minister Marek Gróbarczyk as saying that design work had already been completed for the canal.

“Essentially, we can go ahead with the project while, of course, waiting for the final building permit decision,” Gróbarczyk said.

Kaczyński said that the decision to build a shipping canal through the Vistula Spit testified to Poland’s sovereignty as a nation, PAP reported.

Kaczyński in September said that the plan to build the canal showed that Russia, Poland’s former communist-era overlord, could no longer dictate to Warsaw what to do.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in late August said that his government had set aside funds for the project in the budget.

According to estimates last year, the project is expected to cost Poland PLN 880 million (EUR 208 million, USD 246 million) and be completed by 2022.


Source: PAP/IAR



WABC scrubs from its report victim’s claim that Muslim who brutally beat him was screaming “Allah”

As we see so often with the establishment media, the first priority seems to be to make sure that no one thinks ill of Islam. When I posted it here at Jihad Watch this morning, the WABC article said this: “Police: Livery driver beat man walking to synagogue in Brooklyn,” by Lucy Yang, WABC, October 15, 2018 (another posting of the same version is here):

…An arrest was made quickly on the scene. Eyewitness News is told Farrukh Afzal from Staten Island drove for a car service in Brooklyn, and has been arrested numerous times.

Schwartz says Afzal yelled ‘Allah’ during the assault.

“I went to him when he was handcuffed, ‘what did I do to you that you tried to murder me? Tell me.’ He didn’t answer back,” added Schwartz….

Now the same article reads this way (thanks to Kamala):

…An arrest was made quickly on the scene. Eyewitness News is told 37-year-old Farrukh Afzal, from Staten Island, drove for a car service in Brooklyn and has been arrested numerous times.

“I went to him when he was handcuffed, ‘what did I do to you that you tried to murder me? Tell me,’” Schwartz said. “He didn’t answer back.”…

Unfortunately for WABC, the UK’s Daily Mail has the “Allah” detail, although it may have picked it up from the earlier version of the WABC report:

“New York cab driver shouting ‘Allah’ brutally beats man, 62, on his way to synagogue in the middle of the road in anti-Jewish hate crime,” Daily Mail, October 15, 2018:

A 62-year-old Jewish man claims his attacker repeatedly shouted ‘Allah’ as he beat him in the middle of the road in Brooklyn, New York Sunday morning.

Lipa Schwartz was on his way to synagogue when livery driver Farrukh Afzal, 37, battered him until another Hasidic man came to the rescue….

A shoe store employee who witnessed the attack and declined to give his name told New York Daily News that it seemed to be an attack on the Jewish community.

The worker said: ‘He was screaming at him that he hates the Jews and he would like to kill all the Jews.’

As you can see above, the Daily Mail also picked up from the New York Daily News a witness saying that the perpetrator was screaming about wanting to kill all the Jews:

“SEE IT: Livery cab driver beats Borough Park man in anti-Jewish hate crime,” by Emilie Ruscoe and Esha Ray, New York Daily News, October 14, 2018:

Surveillance video captures the moment a livery cab driver allegedly attacked a 62-year-old Jewish man in what’s being described as a hate crime.

A livery cab driver shouting anti-Semitic epithets beat a Jewish man during an argument on a Brooklyn street Sunday morning, police said.

Farrukh Afzal, 37, attacked man at the intersection of 13th Ave. and 46th St. in Borough Park around 7:20 a.m., said cops.

Afzal dragged his victim — identified by a relative as 62-year-old Lipa Schwartz — into the intersection and pummeled him wildly, surveillance video shows.

“He was screaming at him that he hates the Jews and he would like to kill all the Jews,’” said a shoe store employee who witnessed the attack and declined to give his name….



John James Family Man And Protector

John James Family Man And Protector

Interracial Marriage

Screen Shot 2018-08-19 at 9.11.33 AMJohn James is running for the U.S. Senate in Michigan as a Republican conservative, and if he tastes victory in the primary, he would become the party’s first African-American in four decades running for prominent statewide office in November.

The 37-year-old Farmington Hills businessman and retired Armed Forces helicopter pilot is vying against Grosse Pointe financier Sandy Pensler by espousing Christian,  anti-abortion and gun rights views. With a win in the Aug. 7 primary for the right to face Democrat U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, James would be the first black Republican to advance to a high-profile general election contest since William Lucas in 1986.

John James says,

“I am running in the Republican Party because the platform most aligns with my values. I am pro-life. I am pro-Second Amendment. I am pro-family. I am pro-business,” he said in a recent interview at the Detroit Athletic Club. “Even when I go talk with…

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