Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/13/2015

The home address of the Counterjihad blogger and activist Pamela Geller has been tweeted by the Islamic State. An ISIS tweet posted Ms. Geller’s address in New York, including her apartment number, and advised believers to go forth and kill her. The Twitter account involved has since been taken down. Ms. Geller was relieved to learn that the threat had nothing to do with Islam.

In other Twitter news, a British Muslim activist for MPAC said in a tweet that agents for the Mossad had entered his home while he was asleep and removed one of his shoes.

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Financial Crisis
» Fast-Track Hands the Money Monopoly to Private Banks — Permanently
» How One Accounting Rule Wrecked the Middle Class
» Secret War on Cash: “Discussions at Bilderberg Centered Around Capital Controls, Abolition of Cash”
» 1980s Computer Controls GRPS Heat and AC
» Breaking: ISIS Tweets Pam Geller’s Home Address — Tells Supporters to “Go Forth” And Kill Her
» Chinese Hack Compromised Security-Clearance Database
» Clinton Formally Launches 2016 Campaign With Focus on Economic Equality
» Clinton Kicks Off 2016 Bid, Embracing Chance to Make History
» Dallas Police HQ Shooting: Suspect Killed During Standoff
» Does George Soros Control the Obama White House?
» Globalists Plan to Ram Through TAA Next Week
» Gun Goes Off at Waldor Astoria, 4 Injured ” CBS New York
» Hillary Clinton Holds First Major Campaign Rally
» Reports: China-Linked Hackers Expose Sensitive US Military and Intelligence Data
» Suspect Dead After Dallas Police HQ Attack, Standoff
» ‘TAA’, ‘TAA’, America!
» Video: ABC 7 Years Ago, Predicting NYC Would be Under Water in 2015 Because of Global Warming
» Why Glenn Beck Still Confuses Me
» Canadian Court: Yes, We Can Order Google to Block Websites Globally
Europe and the EU
» Bilderberg Police Search 11-Year-Old Boy in Woods
» British Muslim Campaigner Ridiculed After Claiming ‘Zionists’ Stole His Shoe
» How Drudge Helped Take Bilderberg Mainstream
» Snowploughing in Northern Sweden a Week Before Midsummer
» Spain Welcomes Back Jews After 500-Year Exile
» Sweden: New Ramadan Rules to Help Nordic Muslims
» Sweden: Several Feared Dead After Car Explodes
» Sweden: Rosengård Shooting Linked to Ongoing Trial
» Sweden Royal Wedding: Prince Carl Philip Marries Ex-Reality Star
» Sweden: Two Men Hurt in Malmö Explosion Overnight
North Africa
» Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority Says Work on New Waterway to Meet Aug. 6 Opening Deadline
Middle East
» CIA Spending $1 Billion a Year to Arm and Train Syrian ‘Rebels’
» Russian, Turkish Leaders Meet, Discuss Russian Gas Pipeline Proposal
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Count the Zeroes: Zimbabwe Central Bank Allows Banknote Exchange
» Europe ‘Doesn’t Give a Damn’ About Immigration Quotas, Says Head of Italy’s Northern League Party as 40,000 Migrants Await Redistribution
Culture Wars
» Let Child Discover His Own Gender, Ontario Judge Tells Parents in Custody Order
» Stephen Fry and Elliott Spencer’s Honeymoon Ruined by Homophobic Locals
» The Marxist/Gay “Takedown” Of America

Fast-Track Hands the Money Monopoly to Private Banks — Permanently

In March 2014, the Bank of England let the cat out of the bag: money is just an IOU, and the banks are rolling in it. So wrote David Graeber in The Guardian the same month, referring to a BOE paper called “Money Creation in the Modern Economy.” The paper stated outright that most common assumptions of how banking works are simply wrong. The result, said Graeber, was to throw the entire theoretical basis for austerity out of the window. The revelation may have done more than that. The entire basis for maintaining our private extractive banking monopoly may have been thrown out the window. And that could help explain the desperate rush to “fast track” not only the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), but the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). TiSA would nip attempts to implement public banking and other monetary reforms in the bud.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

How One Accounting Rule Wrecked the Middle Class

One of the most insidious rules in accounting is that labor must be classified as an expense on the income statement. Actually, it should be classified as an asset on the balance sheet. The accounting profession has rigged the system against the worker. The misclassification of labor as an expense has branded every employee with a negative dollar sign. The way the accounting system defines labor causes CEOs and upper management to view employees as expendable. When profits decline, the CEO says, “It must be those damned employees dragging us down! Let’s fire a few thousand of them. That will get us on track again.”

According to current accounting rules, inanimate objects like pencils, clothing, or any type of inventory are assets, but people are expenses. The CEOs want you to believe that a pen is an asset, but a person with knowledge, skills, and experience is an expense, something that should be avoided. This is actually what they teach business students in school all around the world, and the students just accept it as fact. Have we all gone insane? We are being held captive by dumbass accountants and shrewd CEOs who realize the whole system is rigged in their favor.

The proper way to account for labor would be to classify it as an asset on the balance sheet. The employee would be valued with mark to market accounting at every reporting period, and the value would be determined by calculating the profit per employee, the average tenure, and the net present value of this amount. This would accurately account for the true value of labor. If this rule were implemented, balance sheets would be dramatically altered. Some companies that appeared valuable before might look like complete garbage. Other companies would prove to be much more valuable than previously thought.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Secret War on Cash: “Discussions at Bilderberg Centered Around Capital Controls, Abolition of Cash”

According to some, a very quiet stealth war on cash has begun.

May your bank account, debit card and gold reserves be on guard…

The world’ s elite are meeting in secret this week at the Bilderberg meeting, set at a luxury resort in Telfs-Buchen, Austria.

Investigative journalists have confirmed that the private discussions among top power brokers across the globe include arrangements to restrict currency and penalize — or ultimately even ban — cash.

Read the attendees list… real power and wealth are running with the movers and shakers. With bankers, equity giants and financiers all present, the agenda is quite in line with recent reports, as SHTF has long reported.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

1980s Computer Controls GRPS Heat and AC

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A 30-year-old computer that has run day and night for decades is what controls the heat and air conditioning at 19 Grand Rapids Public Schools.

The Commodore Amiga was new to GRPS in the early 1980s and it has been working tirelessly ever since. GRPS Maintenance Supervisor Tim Hopkins said that the computer was purchased with money from an energy bond in the 1980s. It replaced a computer that was “about the size of a refrigerator.”

The computer is responsible for turning the heat and the air conditioners on and off for 19 school buildings.

“The system controls the start/stop of boilers, the start/stop of fans, pumps, [it] monitors space temperatures, and so on,” Hopkins explained.

A Kentwood High School student programmed it when it was installed in the 1980s. Whenever the district has a problem with it, they go back to the original programmer who still lives in the area.

Parts for the computer are difficult to find, Hopkins said. It is on its second mouse and third monitor.

“It’s a very unique product. It operates on a 1200-bit modem,” said Hopkins. “How it runs, the software that it’s running, is unique to Commodore.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Breaking: ISIS Tweets Pam Geller’s Home Address — Tells Supporters to “Go Forth” And Kill Her

Conservative activist and blogger Pamela Geller organized the Draw Mohammad cartoon contest in May. Two jihadists were killed outside the event after trying to storm the contest.

Now ISIS wants Pamela Geller dead.

Today they tweeted out her home address in New York.

The personal address of an anti-Muslim activist was tweeted Friday from a Twitter account bearing the name of a man believed to be a British Islamic State jihadist kingpin. The tweet about Pamela Geller, who heads a group called the American Freedom Defense Initiative, came just hours after a third man connected to a plot to kill her and murder Boston police was arrested.

“#GoForth,” the Tweet urged via a hashtag after revealing Geller’s New York City address, apartment number and all. The Twitter account that sent out the address has since been suspended…

           — Hat tip: RD [Return to headlines]

Chinese Hack Compromised Security-Clearance Database

The Chinese breach of the Office of Personnel Management network was wider than first acknowledged, and officials said Friday that a database holding sensitive security clearance information on millions of federal employees and contractors also was compromised.

In an announcement, OPM said that investigators concluded this week with “a high degree of confidence” that the agency’s systems containing information related to the background investigations of “current, former and prospective” federal employees, and others for whom a background check was conducted, were breached.

OPM is assessing how many people were affected, spokesman Samuel Schumach said. “Once we have conclusive information about the breach, we will announce a notification plan for individuals whose information is determined to have been compromised,” he said.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

Clinton Formally Launches 2016 Campaign With Focus on Economic Equality

Hillary Clinton on Saturday officially launched her 2016 presidential campaign, calling for a return to shared prosperity and asking American workers, students and others to trust her to fight for them.

Clinton made the announcement at an outdoor rally on New York City’s Roosevelt Island, two months after announcing her campaign with an online video.

“You have to wonder: when do I get ahead?” Clinton told the crowd. “I say now…You brought the country back. Now it’s your time to enjoy the prosperity. That is why I’m running for president of the United States.”

The former first lady, U.S. senator from New York and secretary of state is the Democratic frontrunner in the 2016 White House race. She lost her 2008 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination to then-Sen. Barack Obama.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

Clinton Kicks Off 2016 Bid, Embracing Chance to Make History

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton formally kicked off her presidential campaign on Saturday with an enthusiastic embrace of her potential to become the first woman to win the White House, asking supporters gathered at an outdoor rally to join her in building an America “where we don’t leave anyone out, or anyone behind.”

With the downtown New York skyline and new World Trade Center over her shoulder, Clinton offered herself as a fierce advocate for those still struggling from the Great Recession.

She promised to carry on the liberal legacies of President Barack Obama, and former Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Bill Clinton, her husband, saying “real and lasting prosperity must be built by all and shared by all.”

While Clinton ended her first campaign for president in 2008 by conceding she and her backers “weren’t able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling,” she vowed Saturday to push ahead toward an “America where a father can tell his daughter: Yes, you can be anything you want to be — even president of the United States.”…

           — Hat tip: TMcD [Return to headlines]

Dallas Police HQ Shooting: Suspect Killed During Standoff

A man unleashed a barrage of gunfire on Dallas’ police headquarters and planted explosives outside the building early Saturday — narrowly failing to wound anyone — leading to a chase to a suburb that ended with SWAT officers killing him in his parked van at a restaurant parking lot.

           — Hat tip: Vlad Tepes [Return to headlines]

Does George Soros Control the Obama White House?

Five major banks agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges brought by the U.S. Department of Justice for manipulating the exchange rates of U.S. dollars and euros. The banks were Citicorp, J.P. Morgan Chase, Barclays, Bank of America, and the Royal Bank of Scotland. A sixth bank, UBS Group, agreed to plead guilty to manipulating interest rates after the Justice Department granted it immunity on the exchange rate criminal charges. The banks will pay an estimated $5.8 billion in fines to the United States. However, only corporations were charged criminally. Not one individual banking executive was indicted in the currency manipulation scam.

The reason for no personal indictments is simple. George Soros, the man who opened up his checkbook in 2008 and 2012 for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and is estimated to have poured millions of dollars into Obama’s coffers, made his hundreds of billions of dollars primarily from the same type of international currency manipulation that landed the five banks into trouble. Had Attorney General Loretta Lynch sought indictments against banking executives, any defense lawyer worth his or her salt would have brought up the fact that Soros, Obama’s “money bags”, had evaded prosecution for the very same crimes for decades. The cries of uneven application of the law would have been shouted from defense tables at U.S. court houses around the United States.

Soros’s currency manipulation scheming saw its heyday during the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s. It was during a time when Soros’s friend, Bill Clinton, occupied the White House. Although Soros’s currency exchange scams rocked stock exchanges around the Pacific Rim, there was no attempt by Clinton’s Justice Department to indict Soros, an emigré from Hungary, to justice. One of the worst-hit countries from Soros’s currency manipulation was Malaysia, which saw its ringgit plummet in value. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed thundered that Soros was part of an international Jewish bankers’ conspiracy to attack the Malaysian economy. Mohamed said, “We do not want to say that this is a plot by the Jews, but in reality it is a Jew who triggered the currency plunge, and coincidentally Soros is a Jew.” Mohamed was condemned for “anti-Semitic” remarks but he was not the only leader to charge Soros with the very same currency speculation that recently landed the “Big 6” banks into criminal trouble. Soros’s short-selling the Thai baht resulted in the government of Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh calling Soros an “economic war criminal.”

In 1992, Soros dumped £10 billion based on insider information that the pound would be devalued after Britain’s withdrawal from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism. Soros became known as “the Man who broke the Bank of England.” Soros’s attack on pound sterling caused the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Norman Lamont, to borrow £15 billion with an overall cost to Her Majesty’s Treasury of £3.4 billion. A few years earlier, in 1988, Soros was convicted of insider trading by the French Bourse regulatory authority. Soros had enough insider information that it enabled him to buy sizable chunks of the shares of four major French companies: Société Générale, Indo-Suez Bank, Paribas, and the Compagnie Générale d’Électricité. Soros’s conviction on insider trading was upheld by the European Court of Human Rights in 2006 and the multi-billionaire’s appeal of its earlier decision was rejected in 2011.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Globalists Plan to Ram Through TAA Next Week

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions warns there will be another attempt in Congress on Tuesday to push through TAA and fast-track authority.

“If that happens, it will empower the President to form a Pacific Union encompassing 40 percent of the world’s economy and 12 nations—each with one equal vote. Once the union is formed, foreign bureaucrats will be required to meet regularly to write the Commission’s rules, regulations, and directives—impacting Americans’ jobs, wages, and sovereignty,” Session says in a statement posted on his Senate web page.

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) would allegedly protect workers from the consequences of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Speaker John Boehner crafted TAA as a compromise to nudge Democrats who fear a backlash from constituents.

TAA, however, would not protect workers as transnational corporations continue to pillage industries and move jobs offshore under TPA and fast-track…

The globalists are using trade deficits and “labor mobility” to further reduce wages of American workers. TPA would extend and increase the corrosive effect of job losses begun under NAFTA.

“Between 1979 and 1994, trade eliminated 2.4 million jobs in the U.S.,” Robert E. Scott, an economist for the Economic Policy Institute, told the Senate Finance Committee in 1998. “Growing trade deficits were responsible for most of these job losses, which were concentrated in manufacturing, because most trade involves the sale of manufactured goods. NAFTA added to the flow of jobs out of the U.S. by encouraging firms to move production to Mexico and Canada. Our trade deficit with both countries increased from $16 billion in 1993 to $48 billion in 1996 (in constant 1987 dollars). The U.S. lost 395,000 jobs as a result of the NAFTA deficits.

Japan and Mexico eventually lost manufacturing to China. In 2013 the overall U.S. trade deficit with China expanded to $315 billion. “That big drain tends to slow U.S. economic growth at a time when our government debt is huge and unemployment is high,” writes Russell Flannery for Forbes.

[Comment: Standard modus operandi of globalists — keep forcing a vote until they get the answer they want. Take a look at the trade deficit before Clinton allowed China into the WTO, you will be stunned.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Gun Goes Off at Waldor Astoria, 4 Injured ” CBS New York

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork/AP) — Bullets and crime scene tape marked one of the world’s most famous hotels on Saturday night.

The Waldorf Astoria New York has hosted everyone from President Obama to Marilyn Monroe.

Now, as CBS2’s Matt Kozar reported, it’s at the center of a shooting investigation triggered by people at a wedding.

Officials told 1010 WINS that the shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. during a wedding at the Midtown hotel on Park Ave and 50th Street.

Normally the street is lined with limos and expensive cars, not crime scene vans.

One woman was grazed by a bullet. She appeared to be conscious and talking in the back of an ambulance as paramedics rushed her to the hospital, CBS2’s Kozar reported.

Sources said she was grazed after a gun accidentally went off during a wedding party.

“That discharge resulted in one individual being struck and in addition there were three other people struck by debris, marble, and tile,” a police spokesperson said.

Police did not elaborate on the circumstances of the shooting, but said they’re questioning three people, including a man who was kept in the back of a police cruiser during the police investigation.

“We were just walking in and I heard a gunshot. I thought something happened,” one man said.

Guests at the hotel were stunned by the police activity.

“We’re absolutely astounded to arrive here and find out there’s been a shot and etc, etc,” Kevin Baskeyfield said.

Most of the guests were from Russia and would not discuss what happened with CBS2…

           — Hat tip: AN [Return to headlines]

Hillary Clinton Holds First Major Campaign Rally

US Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has held the first major rally in her presidential campaign.

Mrs Clinton outlined her key policies in a speech to thousands of supporters on New York City’s Roosevelt Island.

She pledged to be a champion for working families and ensure prosperity would be shared, saying: “America can’t succeed unless you succeed.”

Her campaign team hopes to boost approval ratings, which have flagged since her soft-launch in April.

Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and daughter Chelsea appeared alongside her.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

Reports: China-Linked Hackers Expose Sensitive US Military and Intelligence Data

US officials say hackers widely thought to be linked with China have accessed sensitive data on intelligence and military personnel. The information hacked is said to contain deeply personal employee details.

The officials said information on millions of US security-clearance holders, including from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA) and military special operations, had been possibly exposed in a second cyber-attack, according to reports by the Washington Post and the Associated Press.

The White House said it could not confirm this. The reports said information on as many as 14 million current and former US government employees had been compromised in a second hacking attack at the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which handles security clearances and background checks on government employees.

Last week, the White House said that records of up to four million people had been breached in one hacking attack.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

Suspect Dead After Dallas Police HQ Attack, Standoff

DALLAS — A lone gunman who riddled Dallas police headquarters in a “helter-skelter” rampage Saturday with an assault rifle was shot and killed by a police sniper after fleeing in an armored van, police said.

“We can now confirm that the susp in the van is deceased but unable to confirm ID pending Med Ex. identification,” the Dallas police department said on Twitter.

A photograph made available via the Dallas Police Department Twitter page reportedly of James Boulware, who was identified as a participant in a shooting at the Dallas Police headquarters in Dallas on June 13. (Photo: Dallas Police Department via European Pressphoto Agency)

Police waited several hours to declare the suspect dead until they could examine his getaway van, which they feared had been rigged with explosives.

When bomb squads intentionally detonated suspected ordnance inside the van, the vehicle caught fire, setting off live rounds inside, police said. In addition, police found two more pipe bombs in the van that required disposal.

No one was injured in the attack, even though the gunman €” angry over a child custody battle €” had raked the lobby and second floor of the headquarters from several angles, shattering glass and sending officers scrambling. He also planted pipe bombs packed with shrapnel at the headquarters, rammed a police car and opened fire again before speeding off.

Dallas police were letting an armored van burn fearing possible explosives inside the vehicle. (Photo: WFAA)

“We are blessed that our officers survived this ordeal,” Police Chief David Brown told reporters. “There are bullet holes in squad cars where officers were sitting, bullet holes in the lobby where staff was sitting.”

The police chief said the scene was “very helter-skelter for a long while,” with the gunman changing magazines and moving to multiple firing positions.

Brown said police were lucky to survive the shootings, some surviving by just inches. One worker likely would have been killed had she not stepped away from the front desk moments before the attack, he said…

           — Hat tip: VS [Return to headlines]

‘TAA’, ‘TAA’, America!

The TAA (Trade Adjustment Assistance) vote coming Tuesday is the Final Act of the hideous Fundamental Transformation of America. It brings forward an America that will exist in name only in a Barack Obama-styled Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that holds ultimate power over 40 percent of the world’s total economy. It’s the original camel is a horse designed by a committee; a European Union called the Trans-Pacific Partnership that is really the North American Union; a partnership this time without Mexico, whose population already uses the U.S. as its primary escape hatch.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Video: ABC 7 Years Ago, Predicting NYC Would be Under Water in 2015 Because of Global Warming

Stuff like this never gets old, and it never stops being relevant because, remember, the global warmists tell us we must act now or else their dire predictions about the future will inevitably come true. So what do we find when we look back on some of their past predictions? The Media Research Center did just that the other day, dredging up a hilarious (although not intentionally) report by ABC titled “Earth 2015.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Why Glenn Beck Still Confuses Me

Glenn Beck comes on the radio at 6 a.m. where I live…As I was listening in bed, I was reminded of a 1985 book I’d been reading just the day before called THE UNSEEN HAND by A. Ralph Epperson. I shook my head and thought, here we go again. Of course, shaking my head causes the Vertigo to kick in and my ears to ring louder so about the time I think I’m going to hang up the spurs, mount old Paint and ride into the sunset and stop writing for News With Views before my 60th wedding anniversary on June 26th, this type of information just happens to fall into my hands again and figuring I may be the only one with the information at this point in time, I have to start an article.

Having said all of the above, in the chapter of the Epperson book called VICTORIES, the author begins with a quote from Russian Communist Nikita Khrushchev who on November 16, 1956 spoke to the American people saying: “Our firm conviction is that sooner or later Capitalism will give way to Socialism. Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you.” Epperson then says the question must be answered as to whether the Communist Conspiracy will be successful in having the American people raise the “Communist flag” over America. The conspiracy has suffered a series of very devastating defeats in their recent history in this nation, he says but each of these are probably not known as defeats to the American people, because he doubts the majority of people even knew what the true purpose of the events were. But nevertheless they were losses to those out to collectivize the American nation, and true victories for those who cherish their freedoms.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Canadian Court: Yes, We Can Order Google to Block Websites Globally

Almost exactly a year ago we wrote about a troubling lawsuit in British Columbia, where a court ruled that Google needed to block access to a website globally. The case involved one company accusing another of selling counterfeit or copied equipment, and despite Google not even being a party to the case, said that Google needed to make sure no one could find the site in question via Google anywhere in the world. As we noted, this had tremendously problematic consequences. For example, China doesn’t think anyone should be able to learn about the protests in Tiananmen Square. Can it now order Google to remove all links to such references globally? That result seems crazy. And, of course, there was a separate issue of how the court even had jurisdiction over Google, seeing as it does not have any operations, staff or servers in British Columbia. Google stepped in to protest the injunction at the appeals court.

Unfortunately, the court has now ruled against Google, using the same sort of logic the lower court did — basically arguing that because Google is available in British Columbia, the court has jurisdiction, and because it’s trying to stop what it deems to be illegal actions from reaching Canada’s shores, it has every right to order Google to block things worldwide, lest someone from British Columbia decide to type “” into their browser to avoid the “” On the question of “doing business” in BC, the appeals court basically accepts the lower court’s confused understanding of things:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Bilderberg Police Search 11-Year-Old Boy in Woods

Austrian police guarding the elitist Bilderberg meeting in Telfs yesterday stopped a young boy who was playing in the woods and searched him as a potential security threat, angering local residents ahead of scheduled protests.

The incident was reported by the Austrian outlet Tiroler Tageszeitung which quoted a local resident who told reporters “A friend told me that they even have an eleven year old boy who has played in the woods searched.”

“This is a real police state.” the local added.

InfoWars reporters currently in Telfs spoke with several locals who confirmed the story and expressed shock and disgust. The 11-year-old boy was searched for guns before being escorted away from the no-go zone.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

British Muslim Campaigner Ridiculed After Claiming ‘Zionists’ Stole His Shoe

A British Muslim campaigner faced online ridicule after he claimed ‘Zionists’ had sneaked into his home and stolen a single shoe.

In a public Facebook post, Asghar Bukhari, a founding member of the Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK, said someone had tried to intimidate him by taking his footwear as he slept.

He wrote: the ‘game was simple — to make me feel vulnerable in my own home’, before adding ‘it is not the first time I have heard this happening’.

He ended by urging readers to share the message.

Within hours, the rant had prompted dozens of mocking tweets, with the hashtags #MossadStoleMyShoe and #ShoeishConspiracy trending on Twitter, with one user telling him to ‘put a sock in it’.

In response, he issued a bizarre, 15-minute YouTube rant in which he said, ‘they’re stealing people’s homes in Palestine. You think a shoe is a big deal for them?’

A number of readers also created memes mocking Mr Bukhari’s assertions that a member of the Israeli Secret Intelligence Service, better known as Mossad, had rearranged his footwear…

           — Hat tip: Vlad Tepes [Return to headlines]

How Drudge Helped Take Bilderberg Mainstream

Despite refusal from major media organizations to cover the 63rd Bilderberg meeting in Telfs, Austria, this week, the public’s awareness of the annual gathering is greater than ever, thanks in large part to media pioneer Matt Drudge.

Since the group’s first gathering in Oosterbeek, Netherlands, in 1954, Bilderberg has benefited from its policy of strict secrecy, allowing it to operate unnoticed among other political summits.

Press outlets who once shunned and downplayed investigation of the group by independent media and muckraking journalists are now increasingly being forced to provide Bilderberg coverage.

Staying true to his historic words from his National Press Club speech in 1998, in which he predicted a waning-establishment media in the years to come, Drudge catapulted Bilderberg coverage to the forefront for the first time in 2010 by highlighting the work of Alex Jones’ Infowars and the few others operating outside of the state’s influence. Bilderberg would take its first step out of the shadows that same year and officially launch, offering a glimpse into an agenda once only obtained by sleuth journalists with inside sources.

With each passing year, coverage of the group has increased exponentially, much to the indignation of press teams seemingly tasked with discrediting even the slightest questioning of Bilderberg’s position in the world’s power structure.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Snowploughing in Northern Sweden a Week Before Midsummer

The sun is shining in southern Sweden and it is Midsummer next week, but in Klimpfjäll in Jämtland, you still need a snowplough!!

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

Spain Welcomes Back Jews After 500-Year Exile

More than five centuries after Jews were banished from the kingdom of Spain during the Spanish Inquisition, lawmakers on Thursday righted an “historical mistake” and approved a law to allow their descendants win dual citizenship.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

Sweden: New Ramadan Rules to Help Nordic Muslims

Muslims in the Nordic region can expect new guidelines for coping with a sun that never sets ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, a Swedish Muslim association has said.

Ramadan begins on June 18th this year — three days before the longest day of the year — when the sun blazes around the clock above the Arctic Circle and only sets for a few hours further south, presenting a problem for Muslims who are meant to fast until sunset.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

Sweden: Several Feared Dead After Car Explodes

Several people are feared dead, reports news agency TT, after a car exploded in Torslunda, around 5pm.

Several are also seriously injured, including a young child.

The car had come from Öckeröleden, and when it entered the roundabout, it exploded for an unknown reason.

Janne Wolltin, who witnessed the explosion told TT, “When I came to the Torslanda roundabout, there was a horrible explosion. The roof of the car ahead flew up in the air.”

Rescue services, several police patrols and a helicopter are at work, and technical experts were on the way to examine the car.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

Sweden: Rosengård Shooting Linked to Ongoing Trial

Shootings in the Malmö neighborhood of Rosengård that led to more than two dozen arrests earlier this week, have been linked to an ongoing trial, reports news agency TT.

Late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, a building was shot at on Ramels väg in Rosengård, and police arrested 27 people.

All but one person, an 18-year-old man who was remanded in custody on Friday suspected on probable cause of attempted murder and obstructing justice, have now been released.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

Sweden Royal Wedding: Prince Carl Philip Marries Ex-Reality Star

Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip has married a former reality-TV star and glamour model in a lavish ceremony in the chapel at Stockholm’s Royal Palace.

Sofia Hellqvist, 30, also worked as a topless model and a yoga instructor before helping to set up a charity.

Her new husband, 36-year-old Carl Philip, is third in line to the Swedish throne.

Thousands of well-wishers lined the streets for the event, despite polls suggesting the Swedish royal family’s popularity is waning.

They cheered as Miss Hellqvist, a 30-year-old commoner, became a princess.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

Sweden: Two Men Hurt in Malmö Explosion Overnight

A newspaper deliverer, 35, and a man in his 40s have been injured in an explosion in the southern Swedish city of Malmö.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority Says Work on New Waterway to Meet Aug. 6 Opening Deadline

Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority says work on a parallel waterway to allow two-way traffic on the key trade route will be finished in time for a gala inauguration on Aug. 6.

Authority chief Mohab Mameesh says Saturday that work has been 85 percent completed, with 43 dredging machines working round the clock to finish their excavation by July 15. Electronic navigation systems have been installed and pilots are training on simulators equipped with maps of the new canal.

He says funding for the inauguration festivities will come from private companies.

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ordered the new waterway to be dug in a single year, saying that the urgency of Egypt’s economic situation meant the project could not wait for an originally planned three-year timetable.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

CIA Spending $1 Billion a Year to Arm and Train Syrian ‘Rebels’

Key lawmakers have moved to slash funding of a secret CIA operation to train and arm rebels in Syria, a move that U.S. officials said reflects rising skepticism of the effectiveness of the agency program and the Obama administration’s strategy in the Middle East.

The House Intelligence Committee recently voted unanimously to cut as much as 20 percent of the classified funds flowing into a CIA program that U.S. officials said has become one the agency’s largest covert operations, with a budget approaching $1 billion a year.

[Comment: Should cut 100% of the funding in order to strangle ISIS.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Russian, Turkish Leaders Meet, Discuss Russian Gas Pipeline Proposal

MOSCOW — The presidents of Russia and Turkey have met and discussed a proposal for a pipeline that would carry natural gas from Russia to Turkey.

Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Saturday in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, on the sidelines of the European games, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian news agencies.

Peskov gave no specifics of the talks, other than to say they were detailed.

The pipeline, called Turkish Stream, has been proposed by Russia after the abandonment of South Stream, a long-proposed project to carry Russian gas to southern Europe.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

Count the Zeroes: Zimbabwe Central Bank Allows Banknote Exchange

Zimbabwe’s central bank is allowing citizens to exchange bank notes from its old currency, which collapsed and was discarded years ago, for American dollars.

However, 1000 trillion Zimbabwean dollars will only fetch 40 U.S. cents. That is a fraction of what collectors have been paying for the notes with numerous zeroes for years.

Zimbabwe abandoned its currency for a system dominated by the U.S. dollar and South African rand after inflation hit 230 million percent. Street vendors didn’t even accept a $100 trillion note that was issued.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

Europe ‘Doesn’t Give a Damn’ About Immigration Quotas, Says Head of Italy’s Northern League Party as 40,000 Migrants Await Redistribution

The EU’s migrant distribution plan appears to be in tatters, with sources in Brussels admitting that the redistribution of 24,000 African and Middle Eastern refugees currently in Italy and 16,000 in Greece will seemingly occur only on a voluntary basis.

The news raised political tensions in Italy, where thousands of migrants are massing in major railway stations en route to northern Europe, with the head of Italy’s anti-immigration Northern League party, Matteo Salvini, declaring: “Europe doesn’t give a damn.”

Some member states, including Poland and the UK, rejected migrant quotas from southern Europe at the outset. This prompted doubts from France and Spain. Following reports earlier this week that final EU policy was being delayed until later in the summer, officials told La Stampa newspaper that the collapse of the quota system was coming, with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker seemingly resigned to dropping the plans.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

Let Child Discover His Own Gender, Ontario Judge Tells Parents in Custody Order

Father burned his son’s female clothes, while the mother was getting rid of his male ones

A Halton judge has ruled that parents need to let their child discover his own gender in a custody case that involved threatening emails and burning girls’ clothes.

Justice Sheilagh O’Connell has ruled that a mom and dad will share custody of a four-year-old biological boy who said at various times that he wanted to be a girl but said neither can force their preference on the child.

The mom dressed the boy in girls’ clothes and used female pronouns with him. The father, meanwhile, burned the female clothes and said the mother was inflicting her will on the boy — specifically, that she’d always wanted a girl.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Stephen Fry and Elliott Spencer’s Honeymoon Ruined by Homophobic Locals

Stephen Fry’s young husband, Elliott Spencer, has disclosed they were forced to flee their honeymoon destination after encountering local resistance to homosexual newlyweds.

The QI presenter, 57, chose to take Elliott, who is 30 years his junior, to Honduras, the Catholic Central American country where gay marriage is banned and there is widespread disdain for homosexuality, although gay acts are not illegal.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

The Marxist/Gay “Takedown” Of America

Paul Kengor’s new book, Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage, examines “cultural Marxism,” the application of Marxism to culture rather than the economic sphere. Kengor’s book, available from WorldNetDaily and other sites, outlines how this movement to “fundamentally transform” America has reached its zenith under the presidency of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. Things have happened so quickly, he notes, that “everyday Americans” have even been conditioned to embrace major aspects of this revolutionary change.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

8 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/13/2015

  1. “In other Twitter news, a British Muslim activist for MPAC said in a tweet that agents for the Mossad had entered his home while he was asleep and removed one of his shoes.”

    Perhaps Mossad intend to send the Hound of The Baskervilles after the bloke.

  2. It really is worth watching the Muslim shoe conspiracy theorist, Asghar Bukhari, on You Tube. Apparently moving furniture and other personal effects around people’s houses at night whilst they sleep is a standard “Zionist” psychological intimidation tactic.

    • Fancy that!!! I experience this movement of stuff around my house quite frequently. I put it down to the aging process and its effect on my (otherwise sound) memory.
      Little did I suspect that it was caused by Mossad. And I’m not even Muslim! I’m off to write Mossad a letter indicating my gratitude for relieving me of my mental angst…

    • Thanks Nimrod. A very interesting link.
      Ten years later, after the West has been beaten down with “Islamic sensibilities,” do you think there would be such an outcry?

    • What is fascinating is that the reason for the proposed removal of the statue was the Madrid train bombings. After Islamic terrorists murdered 191 Spaniards and wounded another 1,800 at Atocha in 2004, it was felt that one way to help avoid another bloodbath was to remove “incitements” and “provocations” such as the statue of St James the Moorslayer.

  3. The 30-year old Amiga controlling the school’s HVAC is actually quite cool. From the article it sounds as though they could retain the Amiga if they could somehow change its radio links to frequencies outside the walkie-talkie bands. There are plenty of set-aside ISM (industrial, scientific, medical) frequency bands that could work.

    Alternately, they could simply virtualize the entire Amiga system into a piece of software and then run it as a program on a modern server with Linux, Unix, or Windows as the host OS.

  4. Maybe it’s time to start offering T-shirts reading ‘Je suis Pamela,’ proceeds to go toward hiring Blackstone. or other ex-mil muscle to protect her. It would be nicer for a volunteer guard of just plain Americans who’ve had enough and who are ex-military with the legal and operational ability to wield firearms effectively for defensive purposes, but that being Noo Yawk such a possibility is pre-empted and precluded.

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