Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/9/2015

Denmark has sent its first batch of refugees back to Germany. Since they didn’t intend to claim asylum in Denmark — they wanted to continue on to Sweden — the migrants were in the country illegally, and had to be deported. Meanwhile the Danes have suspended all rail service from Germany due to the crisis.

In other news, despite the worldwide slump in oil prices, Qatar is pushing ahead with major infrastructure projects, including a new city that is being built for the 2022 World Cup.

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Financial Crisis
» “Desperate” Chicago Schools Need Half Billion to Avoid Mass Layoffs, Partial Shutdown
» Qatar Economy to Power Ahead Despite Oil Slump: Bank
» The Elite Have Prepared for the Coming Collapse — Have You?
» A Benefit or Big Brother? NYC Unveils Pilot Program to Track Driving Habits
» Agenda 21: L.A. To Replace Car Lanes With Slow Public Transportation
» Can a Country of Whites, Blacks, Latinos and Muslims Survive?
» Exclusive: Democratic Socialists of America Denies Evidence of Bernie Sanders Membership
» Horrifying Video Shows Cops Tell K9 “Good Boy” As They Let Him Maul a Handcuffed Man
» IRS Employee Arrested After Sexually Molesting Woman Being Audited in Tennessee
» Pot Revenue is So High in Colorado, State Will Have to Reimburse Taxpayers
» Warren Buffett: Some Citizens Don’t Fit in a Market-Based Economy, So We Send Them to Afghanistan
Europe and the EU
» EU Parliament Votes to Ban Cloning of Farm Animals
» Italy: Veneto Launches Appeal Against Renzi’s ‘Good School’ Reform
» UK: London Man Caught a Deer in Croydon and Ate it for Christmas Before Boasting on Facebook
» UK: The Left Should Keep Its Moral Lectures to Itself
» Val d’Aosta Appeals to Rome on French-Italian Border Row
Middle East
» Austria Seeks to Boost Trade With Post-Deal Iran
» Iran Thanks Obama — Builds New Nuclear Reactor
» Soros-Sponsored NGO in Syria Aims at Ousting Assad, Not Saving Civilians
» Syria Forces Retake Parts of Key Oilfield Seized by IS
» Watch: Angelina Jolie Tells Heartbreaking Tale of Girls Who Were Raped and Sold Off for $40
South Asia
» Nepalese Maids Accuse Saudi Diplomat of Rape While They Worked Near New Delhi
Latin America
» Brazilian Wasp’s Venom Kills Cancer Cells Without Harming Healthy Ones
» 17,500 Refugees Arrived in Germany Over Weekend
» Denmark Sends First Group of Refugees Back to Germany
» Diana West: Strangers in Your Own Land
» EU Fund ‘To Cooperate With Africa Against Migration’
» Europe’s Fracture Continues as Denmark Closes Road and Rail Links With Germany in Bid to Stem the Flow of Migrants
» Hungary TV Report Suggests ‘Militants’ Posing as Refugees Cross Into Europe
» Images Show Jihadist Militants Entering Europe as “Refugees”
» Manufacturing Responsibility: Canada and the Syrian Refugee Crisis
» The Latest: Train Service Between Denmark and Germany Halted
» Watch: The End of America: “We Are All Witnessing the Death of a Country”
» We’d Prefer Christian Refugees, Cyprus Says — Because They Adjust Better to Life
Culture Wars
» An Unhappy Union: Marriage and the State
» Anti-Christian Bigotry on the Bench and in the Media
» Federal Supremacy vs. Unbridled Tyranny
» Jail Time for Christians: No Longer a Hypothesis
» Show us the Law or Free Kim Davis

“Desperate” Chicago Schools Need Half Billion to Avoid Mass Layoffs, Partial Shutdown

The fallout from the budget crisis is far-reaching in the state with the latest example being Chicago’s public school system (the third-largest in the country), which opened this week with a budget shortfall of nearly a half billion dollars. Here’s WSJ with the story:

Chicago Public Schools—with 394,000 students and nearly 21,000 teachers—has closed more than half of a projected $1.1 billion shortfall through cuts, borrowing and other means, but is looking to the state to come up with the rest. The school board warns of deep cuts later this year if Illinois, which faces its own fiscal crisis, doesn’t deliver an additional $480 million in the coming months, representing roughly 8% of annual district spending.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Qatar Economy to Power Ahead Despite Oil Slump: Bank

Super-rich Qatar will withstand plummeting global oil prices and its economy will expand by almost seven percent in both 2016 and 2017, a major bank reported Tuesday.

Despite its reliance on oil and gas, Qatar’s economy will be powered by major infrastructure projects, including the building of a new city where the 2022 football World Cup final will be played, a rail network and a mega-reservoirs project.

A $226-billion (202-billion-euro) spending programme by the tournament host will see real GDP, the figure adjusted after inflation, grow 4.7 percent this year and 6.4 percent in each of the two following years, predicted Qatar National Bank (QNB).

“We expect growth in Qatar to remain strong despite lower oil prices,” said the bank in its “Qatar Economic Insight 2015” report…

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]

The Elite Have Prepared for the Coming Collapse — Have You?

Why are the global elite buying extremely remote compounds that come with their own private airstrips in the middle of nowhere on the other side of the planet? And why did they start dumping stocks like crazy earlier this year? Do they know something that the rest of us don’t? The things that I am about to share with you are quite alarming. It appears that the global elite have a really good idea of what is coming, and they have already taken substantial steps to prepare for it. Sadly, most of the general population is absolutely clueless about the financial collapse that is about to take place, and thus most of them will be completely blindsided by it.

As I discussed the other day, the only way that you make money in the stock market is if you get out in time. The elite understand this very well, and that is why they have been dumping stocks for months. This is something that has even been reported in the mainstream news. For example, this comes from a CNBC article that was published on June 16th…

[Comment: An engineered collapse.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

A Benefit or Big Brother? NYC Unveils Pilot Program to Track Driving Habits

It’s a new city pilot program to track how you drive, when you drive, how fast your drive and how much gas you use.

The Department of Transportation says it will help fix street problems. Others say its like Big Brother is watching you, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported Friday.

It’s a tiny black box about the size of a pack of gum that is installed right under the steering wheel. It will allow city officials under a program called “Drive Smart” to collect and access data about how you drive — if you drive like a maniac, or if you’re Mr. or Mrs. Slow Poke.

“It can tell the g-force of hard stopping or hard acceleration and a hard turn,” DOT senior project manager Alex Keating said. “So the driver, as well as the service provider, are able to look at speeds, hard-breaking events, time of day and basic GPS.”

[Comment: “Help fix street problems”…yeah…sure…it’s another spying tool. If they can’t get you out of the car, they’ll track you.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Agenda 21: L.A. To Replace Car Lanes With Slow Public Transportation

This city of fast cars and endless freeways is preparing to do what not long ago would have been unthinkable: sacrificing car lanes to make way for bikes and buses.

The City Council has approved a far-reaching transportation plan that would reshape the streetscape over the next 20 years, adding hundreds of miles of bicycle lanes, bus-only lanes and pedestrian safety features as part of an effort to nudge drivers out from behind the wheel.

Not surprisingly, in the unofficial traffic congestion capital of the country, the plan has set off fears of apocalyptic gridlock.

What they’re trying to do is make congestion so bad, you’ll have to get out of your car,” said James O’Sullivan, a founder of Fix the City, a group that is planning a lawsuit to stop the plan. “But what are you going to do, take two hours on a bus? They haven’t given us other options.”

[Comment: Coming next, internal passports just like during Soviet times. All part of controlling the population using enviro-wacko ideology as a club.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Can a Country of Whites, Blacks, Latinos and Muslims Survive?

The reality is, seven (7) billion people on planet earth come in all stripes, backgrounds, cultures and religions. They all tend to group together by their commonality in those backgrounds, cultures and religions. Each individual in any one group is motivated and acts accordingly by what is contained in his or her “Little Black Box” buried deep in their brain and psyche. And what is contained in their “Little Black Box” is determined by their culture, background and religion. All these different groups have been warring with each other for at least the last 6,000 years, in many cases over their differences in religion and culture.

So now lets place four large groups of people with radically different religions, backgrounds and cultures in the same country, (America) trying to interact with each other and get along, in a Democracy that allows the majority to rule. Let’s just say the four groups consist of Whites, Blacks, Latinos and Muslims.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Exclusive: Democratic Socialists of America Denies Evidence of Bernie Sanders Membership

“ … you do realize paying dues once does not necessarily make you a lifetime affiliate of DSA, don’t you?” — Democratic Socialists of America on Twitter, September 8, 2015

“ How many times does one need to speak to the Ku Klux Klan before he is identified as a KKK sympathizer?” — Trevor Loudon

A tense Twitter exchange between Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the author revealed some major inconsistencies regarding their claims about what it means to be a “ member” of their Communist-friendly organization.

The DSA desires a government so massive that it would control all industry in the United States, flying in the face of the vision of America’ s founding fathers, who imprinted the concepts of self-governance and the power of the individual into the character of America.

As written in DSA publication “ Democratic Left” by David Green, Chair of the Detroit Democratic Socialists of America and one of DSA’ s current National Political Committee Members:

Our goal as socialists is to abolish private ownership of the means of production.”

Green, of course, describes communism.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Horrifying Video Shows Cops Tell K9 “Good Boy” As They Let Him Maul a Handcuffed Man

This disturbing video is by no means an ‘exception to the rule’. Police regularly use their K-9 partners to inflict torture on suspects. Earlier this year police in Vineland, NJ released a K-9 on Phillip White, whom an eyewitness described as ‘out cold.’ White was savagely mauled by the K-9 officer and later died in police custody.

One month prior to the death of Phillip White, body cam footage of a Utah resident being mauled by a K-9 during a police invasion of his home was released. The footage showed the terrifying attack of Martin Lee Hoogveldt by a police dog. Mr. Hoogveldt has since undergone $60,000 in reconstructive surgery due to the incident.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

IRS Employee Arrested After Sexually Molesting Woman Being Audited in Tennessee

What’s the deal with government employees thinking they have the liberty to sexually molest the citizens they are supposed to be working for?

It was barely over a week ago that I published the following post: TSA Agent Arrested for Sexually Molesting South Korean Woman at NYC’s LaGuardia Airport. Here’s an excerpt:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Pot Revenue is So High in Colorado, State Will Have to Reimburse Taxpayers

When Colorado decided to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, everyone expected the state’s tax revenue to increase.

What they didn’t realize at the time was that the state government might actually make too much money. So far the state has earned over $150 million from the 30% tax on pot, which exceeded expectations.

Now they may have to pay some of that money back to the taxpayers. According to a 1992 amendment to Colorado’s constitution called the ‘Taxpayer Bill of Rights’ when the state earns more than they anticipated from a given industry, they have to return the difference to the people. When pot was first legalized the state didn’t expect a whole lot of money, so they underestimated future profits. Now they’ll have to find some way to give $50 million back to the public.

What’s especially funny about this situation, is how the money-grubbing politicians in Colorado are reacting to the news. Neither political party wants to give up the money, and lawmakers are currently working on a bipartisan bill that would ask the voters if they can keep their loot. I guess there’s only one issue that is guaranteed to unite Republicans and Democrats, and that is taking more money from the public.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Warren Buffett: Some Citizens Don’t Fit in a Market-Based Economy, So We Send Them to Afghanistan

Veterans a bad fit in a “highly developed market system.”

Zero Hedge quotes the “Wizard of Omaha” as follows:

“You want everybody educated to their potential. You want people to reach their potential. That still won’t work for some people in a highly developed market system.

“I mean if this were a sports-based system, you could give me a PhD in football, and I could practice eight hours a day, and I might be able to carry the water from, not onto the field, but from the locker room to the bench. There’s just some people don’t fit well into a highly skilled market-based economy.

They’re perfectly decent citizens. We’ll send them off to Afghanistan, but they are not going to command a big price.”

In other words, according to Buffett, America’s veterans are short of worthless, suitable for little more than serving as disposable pawns on the Grand Chessboard of American primacy and its geostrategic imperatives, as arch globalist Zbigniew Brzezinski would have it.

Henry Kissinger made a similar comment about America’s veterans.

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, in their book “The Final Days,” write Kissinger told General Alexander Haig: “Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.”

The remark was never denied by Kissinger.

[Comment: Of course, veterans who value the Constitution are potential threat to the banksters and their impostion of Socialism/Communism on the USA, so use them as cannon fodder.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

EU Parliament Votes to Ban Cloning of Farm Animals

The supporters of the ban cited animal welfare concerns, claiming that only a small percentage of cloned offspring survive to term, and many die shortly after birth.

The ban does not cover cloning for research purposes, nor does it prevent efforts to clone endangered species. Companies in the United States and in China are cloning livestock for breeding and for research purposes, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found no significant differences between healthy clones and healthy animals from conventional breeding. It considers meat and other products form clones to be as safe as that from other farm animals.

There is widespread public suspicion of cloning technology in Europe, however, and E.U. member countries have said there is currently no agricultural cloning in their territories.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Italy: Veneto Launches Appeal Against Renzi’s ‘Good School’ Reform

Region says reform tramples on regional autonomy

(ANSA) — Venice, September 8 — The northern Italian region of Veneto has launched an appeal against Premier Matteo Renzi’s “Good School” education reform, saying that it violates the constitution by imposing on regional autonomy.

In July, Italy’s parliament gave final approval to the flagship reform, which boosts the powers of school principals and aims to give thousands of teachers permanent open-ended contracts over coming years.

Veneto President Luca Zaia said on Tuesday that the reform “marginalises, or in fact eliminates the role of the region,” adding that this trampled on the planning and management roles assigned to regions by Italy’s constitution.

“We will not accept the role of inert spectators watching the downfall of proven systems of education like that of the Veneto,” Zaia said.

In its appeal, the region argues that the law violates the constitution by, for example, giving the Education Ministry powers to define the range of vocational education and training routes on offer, a duty that the constitution assigns exclusively to regional authorities.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

UK: London Man Caught a Deer in Croydon and Ate it for Christmas Before Boasting on Facebook

Mian Zeshan Shahid from Croydon walked free from court despite stealing a live deer, filming himself killing it and then eating it for Christmas dinner.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

UK: The Left Should Keep Its Moral Lectures to Itself

I’m sick of lefties’ sense of moral superiority, when they actually have a fundamental lack of humanity.

Reyaad Khan and Ruhul Amin were modern day Nazis. They were willing members of the one of the most evil, barbaric, sadistic organizations ever to exist on our planet. Stopping them from continuing their campaign of barbarism was our moral duty.

Yes, Gary [Younge, the Guardian ‘journalist’] Our enlightenment values do mean that when confronted by people who adopt mass rape, torture and murder as their hobbies, we stop them. If we can arrest them, great. But if we can’t, we’re going to have to just kill them. And when we do kill them, that is not evidence we are “just as bad as them”. It’s evidence that we are better than them.

           — Hat tip: Nick [Return to headlines]

Val d’Aosta Appeals to Rome on French-Italian Border Row

Mayor of Chamonix sparked latest dispute

(ANSA) — Rome, September 8 — The governor of the Val d’Aosta region, Augusto Rollandin, on Tuesday wrote to Premier Matteo Renzi and Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni urging them to try to resolve a border dispute between Italy and France on Mt Blanc.

The mayor of Chamonix started the row Monday by blocking access to the Gigante (Giant) glacier from the Torino refuge, saying it was French territory. This sparked protests in Courmayeur with demonstrators saying “it’s Italy up there, they have no competence”. There have been several disputes about the exact border line on Europe’s highest mountain over the last few years.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Austria Seeks to Boost Trade With Post-Deal Iran

Austrian President Heinz Fischer said Tuesday his country wanted to boost trade with Iran as its nuclear deal with the West opened a “new chapter” in ties with other countries.

Fischer, the first European head of state to visit Iran since 2004, told a news conference in Tehran he hoped “the volume of trade would reach 300 million euros by the end of the year”.

The July 14 nuclear deal Iran signed with six major world powers in Vienna opened “a new chapter in… Iran’s relations with other countries,” he said, flanked by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Austria is a neutral country that has always maintained good relations with the Islamic republic…

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]

Iran Thanks Obama — Builds New Nuclear Reactor

Iran’ s mullahs are thanking the Obama administration for agreeing to a nuclear deal — and they’ re showing their appreciation by building a new reactor.

Iran’ s southern Bushehr province will be the location of a second nuclear reactor constructed this year. Russia has pledged to assist in the building process, the Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Soros-Sponsored NGO in Syria Aims at Ousting Assad, Not Saving Civilians

One of the largest humanitarian organizations operating in war-torn Syria — the White Helmets — has been accused of being an anti-government propaganda arm that encourages direct foreign intervention.

In an article for the 21st Century Wire news service, investigative journalist and peace activist Vanesse Beeley says that the White Helmets use search and rescue activities as a cover-up to demonize Syrian President Assad and help terrorists.

The official website of the White Helmets says that its volunteers have already saved more than 20,000 people on all sides of the conflict, adding that the organization is following the principles of humanity, solidarity and impartiality outlined by the International Civil Defense Organization.

However, according to Beeley, the White Helmets and other NGO’s such as the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, are used to justify the West’s policy of arming and supporting the insurgency in Syria.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Syria Forces Retake Parts of Key Oilfield Seized by IS

Syrian regime forces on Tuesday recaptured parts of a major oilfield in the central province of Homs which Islamic State group militants had seized two days ago, a monitor said.

“Regime forces and allied gunmen retook control of parts of the Jazal oilfield in the Homs countryside which IS had captured 48 hours earlier,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The Britain-based monitor said, however, that IS militants were still in control of a housing complex for oil workers in the town of Jazal and said that clashes were underway nearby.

Jazal is the last major oilfield under the control of the Syrian government…

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]

Watch: Angelina Jolie Tells Heartbreaking Tale of Girls Who Were Raped and Sold Off for $40

Angelina Jolie has given a heartbreaking account of girls she has met in conflict zones who have been repeatedly raped and sold off for as little as $40 each.

The Hollywoood star and UN special envoy for refugees appeared alongside former Foreign Secretary William Hague before the House of Lords Committee, to speak about their campaign against sexual violence in conflict.

Jolie described how she had felt “absolutely helpless” after meeting one young girl who refused to speak to anyone after being “brutally raped multiple times”.

She said what was even worse than the physical violence was the feeling of worthlessness they felt when men bartered over their monetary value when selling them off as sex slaves.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]

Nepalese Maids Accuse Saudi Diplomat of Rape While They Worked Near New Delhi

The two Nepalese women, aged 30 and 50, claim that they were ‘raped, assaulted, starved and held hostage over several months’, while working as maids for the Saudi diplomat in New Delhi.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Brazilian Wasp’s Venom Kills Cancer Cells Without Harming Healthy Ones

Wasps, with their annoying manner to fly around your food and readiness to bite you at any moment, definitely don’t fall into the category of cute creatures like bees and butterflies. However, it turns out that they may be much more useful than we thought. New research published in the Biophysical Journal reveals that the venom of the Brazilian social wasp Polybia paulista contains a powerful anticancer ingredient. The toxin called MP1 (Polybia-MP1) is able to kill tumor cells without affecting healthy ones.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

17,500 Refugees Arrived in Germany Over Weekend

The massive flood of refugees in Europe is pushing Germany and Austria to a tipping point. Thousands of refugees have poured into the two countries in just the past two days, trying to escape the bombings, terrorists and dire conditions ravaging their homelands.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Denmark Sends First Group of Refugees Back to Germany

Denmark has sent back a first group of refugees who arrived from Germany, Danish police said Tuesday, with others expected to follow.

“These are people who do not want to seek asylum (in Denmark) and are therefore here illegally. They have been deported and barred from re-entering the country for two years,” police in southern Denmark said in a statement.

“This first group was a score of people. More will follow after their cases are processed,” the statement said, adding that they were sent back by bus.

More than 800 refugees have arrived in Denmark since Sunday, according to Danish officials…

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]

Diana West: Strangers in Your Own Land

You’ve heard of “redistribution of wealth.” We are now watching in Europe something even more ghastly take shape.

It’s a phrase I’d never heard of before this week (although we suffer from the syndrome, too): the “redistribution of refugees.” It is even worse than the redistribution of wealth because it makes you a stranger in your own land.

I have seen this before on my travels in Europe. There is vast pyscholgical and spiritual dislocation. There is permanent destruction of the cultural home. Such costs, such losses are gigantic, incalculable, but never considered — at least not by our leaders.

Meanwhile, the masses of foreigners, to use the old-fashioned word, coming to Europe (or the US) from the Islamic world, from Africa (from South America), will always be able to “go home again.” Their homes, their cities, their countryside remain unchanged. Leave an 98 percent Islamic country? Return to a 98 percent Islamic country (maybe 99 percent). That Islam now dominates sectors of many of Europe’s once Christian town and cities, from Rotherham to Amsterdam, is fact. After decades of Islamic immigration — the demographic jihad of the “hijrah” — so many neighborhoods and communities are already strange, and dangerously so, to their natives. And now?

I wonder about the wielders of power, the redistributors, seated in their elegant conference rooms, sipping sparkling water, pronouncing on the fate of millions of citizens across Europe. German Chancellor Merkel. Swedish Prime Minister Lofven. European Commission President Juncker, and the rest. Either they have no understanding of the plight of their peoples; or, they have full understanding of it. That is, either they are insulated to a point of numbness to what actually happens to Europe’s people — their churches and remaining synagogues, their schools and languages, their marketplaces and streets, their customs and their lore — when a town or neighborhood is engulfed by an alien and predatory culture such as Islam; or, they sadistically relish the prospect in the name of something they like to call “European values.”

Indeed, “European values” are the stated basis of Angela Merkel’s accelerating demographic war on Europe. I don’t use the word “war” lightly. The destruction of sovereignty, border law and order that we see in Hungary, Greece, and elsewhere overwhelmed by masses of mainly Muslim, mainly male aliens, are hallmarks of invasion. We hear much talk about war — the war in Syria — as it supposedly relates to this crisis, but it is Germany’s role as honey pot — social welfare mecca — that is now driving and expanding a sustained demographic assault on Europe.

There is tension. Today’s news flash that Denmark has suspended rail travel with Germany — surely a headline out of some old war movie — to prevent “refugees” traveling from Germany to Denmark reveals more evidence of strained relations with Germany.

           — Hat tip: Diana West [Return to headlines]

EU Fund ‘To Cooperate With Africa Against Migration’

Germany to take in 500,000 refugees per year

ROME — A ‘trust fund’ to collect funds from the European Commission and state contributions to cooperate with African countries and resolve the causes of migration at their origin is one of the ideas being worked on ahead of the Valletta conference.

The conference will take place in November.

EU sources say that Jean Claude Juncker will discuss the matter on Wednesday at the European Parliament. The fund may begin with 1.5 billion euros, depending on to what extent individual nations take part. On Wednesday, the European Parliament will be voting on the relocation of 40,000 asylum seekers: 24,000 Syrians and Eritreans from Italy and 16,000 from Greece in 24 months. The decision will be adopted officially by a special EU interior ministers council meeting on September 14. The first relocations will begin when the decision is published in the EU’s official gazette. While Hungary calls for the closing of borders and Prime Minister Viktor Orban wants more workers to build a barrier to keep migrants out, Germany is pushing ahead on its policy of being willing to take in 500,000 migrants per year for several years, said Deputy Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel. Meanwhile, the EU refugee relocation plan is awaited.

Countries will be able to reject it for one year only for serious reasons, paying a fine equal to 0.002% of their GDP. The fines will be paid into the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) in line with Juncker’s plan for the refugee emergency now being scrutinized by the College of Commissioners.

However, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, concerning the target of binding migrant quotas “we are unfortunately very far away, and we think that something must change”. Spain has meanwhile said that it is willing to take in the number of refugees that the European Commission decides. The EU is expected to send 14,931 refugees to Spain, the largest number after those to Germany (31,443) and France (24,031). In 2015, the UNHCR expects around 400,000 people fleeing across the Mediterranean to request asylum in Europe. In 2016, this number may rise to 450,000 new requests or more.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Europe’s Fracture Continues as Denmark Closes Road and Rail Links With Germany in Bid to Stem the Flow of Migrants

Danish police have closed motorway and rail links with Germany to prevent thousands of migrants seeking to head north towards Sweden.

In one incident, more than 300 people were spotted walking on a motorway heading north out of Germany and on towards Sweden.

Police tried to move the migrants from the motorway.

A spokesman said: ‘We are trying to talk to them and tell them that it is a really bad idea to walk on the motorway.’

Danish police asked the state-owned railway to suspend all services between Germany and Denmark until further notice.

           — Hat tip: Nick [Return to headlines]

Hungary TV Report Suggests ‘Militants’ Posing as Refugees Cross Into Europe

“Islamist terrorists, disguised as refugees, have showed up in Europe. [The] pictures were uploaded on various social networks to show that terrorists are now present in most European cities. Many, who are now illegal immigrants, fought alongside Islamic State before,” the report said.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Images Show Jihadist Militants Entering Europe as “Refugees”

Images of “refugees” arriving in Europe who previously fought for jihadist rebel factions in Syria are stoking further concerns that ISIS could be exploiting the crisis to infiltrate terrorists into the west.

At least three individuals have been identified entering Europe who have previously been pictured fighting for Al-Qaeda-linked militant groups.

The most widely circulated photos are these images of Laith Al Saleh, who was profiled by the Associated Press last month. Al Saleh was the commander of a 700-strong FSA rebel unit in Syria.

BBC News attempted to debunk the notion that Al Saleh was a jihadist, despite the fact that the Free Syrian Army fought alongside ISIS and has committed a plethora of war crimes and human rights violations, including forcing a child to behead a prisoner.

Another image shows a “refugee” who was previously alleged to have fought alongside Jabhat al-Nusra, an Al-Qaeda offshoot that has been responsible for innumerable atrocities in Syria, including beheadings.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Manufacturing Responsibility: Canada and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

While responsibility for the Syrian refugee crisis is a complex international issue, the subject of Canada’s responsibility for the crisis is straight-forward — our nation is not responsible.

There is, however, little doubt that many within our society are at odds with this statement. Canada is by and large a compassionate country, and it is therefore reasonable to expect Canadians to support a substantial intake of those affected by the war in Syria.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

The Latest: Train Service Between Denmark and Germany Halted

Danish railway company DSB says all train service has been halted between Germany and Denmark after Danish police stopped hundreds of migrants arriving by train across the border.

Danish police spokeswoman Anne Soe says about 100 migrants who arrived from Germany on Wednesday are refusing to leave a train in the Danish port city of Roedby. She says they don’t want to be registered in Denmark.

Under EU rules people seeking asylum should do so in the first EU country they enter and not travel from one country to another.

Many of the migrants say they want to go to Sweden, Norway or Finland, because they have relatives there or believe that the conditions for asylum-seekers are better.

           — Hat tip: Vlad Tepes [Return to headlines]

Watch: The End of America: “We Are All Witnessing the Death of a Country”

With Europe’s immigrant crisis coming to a head and similar events having played out in the United States last summer, it should be clear that what’s happening is an orchestrated detonation of First World nations.

A new must-see micro documentary from Future Money Trends highlights the insane policies behind the mass migrations and how, as millions of undocumented illegal aliens enter our country through the southern border, we are seeing the very death of a once great nation right before our eyes.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

We’d Prefer Christian Refugees, Cyprus Says — Because They Adjust Better to Life

CYPRUS would prefer to accept Christian refugees under a new European Union plan to tackle the crisis, an official has revealed.

The island is only willing to take up to 300 refugees fleeing the nearby Middle East.

And interior minister Socratis Hasikos said he would “prefer” them to be Orthodox Christians — because it would be easier for them to adjust to life.

           — Hat tip: Nick [Return to headlines]

An Unhappy Union: Marriage and the State

Government has damaged marriage at every step of the way.

The Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize gay marriage in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges has brought with it both celebration and outrage.

What seems to be missing from this discussion, however, are the dire straits that has befallen the institution of marriage in the United States and the West in general.

Some, such as Rand Paul, have recommended getting the government “out of the marriage business altogether.” Indeed, what business does the government have defining marriage be they straight or gay? But this leaves aside the bigger problem that the government has done its best to wreck the institution with perverse incentives and punitive laws. Getting the government “out of the marriage business altogether” may be the only way to save it. But doing so will require a lot more than simply privatizing wedding ceremonies.

How Government Got Involved in Marriage

The institution of marriage has been a bedrock of civilization, but that had nothing to do with government. In fact, it’s important to note that governments didn’t become involved in the institution until relatively recently. And once involved, their role has been far from benevolent. Stephanie Coontz describes the history as follows:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Anti-Christian Bigotry on the Bench and in the Media

The federal judge who threw Christian clerk Kim Davis in jail previously “oversaw a legal settlement that included anti-harassment sessions” for students in Boyd County, Kentucky, The New York Times reports. In fact, the judge, David Bunning, had denied free speech rights to those students.

The so-called “anti-harassment sessions” in the Boyd County case were actually designed to instruct students “to withhold Christian viewpoints about homosexual behavior,” the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), the legal group representing the students, reported.

Bunning’s ruling against the students, a direct ban on free speech, was overturned on appeal.

The Times admitted this fact only later in the story, noting that Bunning’s ruling forcing students into the “anti-harassment sessions” was “overruled by an appellate court.”

The fact that he “was overruled by an appellate case” demonstrates how wrong his ruling was.

It is this out-of-control judge who is at the center of the Kim Davis case.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Federal Supremacy vs. Unbridled Tyranny

In a world which changes definitions of words and terms as if that practice qualifies as a Constitutional Amendment, each day seems to bring a new form of tyranny on a new front, all of it assumed to be a valid legal power under the Supremacy Clause found in Article VI, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution, which reads as follows;

“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.”

The recent arrest of Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis provides an opportunity to examine the reality in the current battle over what is Federal Supremacy and what is just old fashioned Federal Tyranny.

Ms. Davis, a local County Clerk in Kentucky who was elected by the people in her County, refused to issue Marriage Licenses to gay couples in accordance with Kentucky State Law, and for this act of defiance, she was arrested on the job by U.S. Marshals and jailed on the charge of “contempt of court.” By refusing to abide by a lower court order to adhere to a “new law” recently handed down from the U.S. Supreme Court regarding an alleged “right to marry” for homosexual couples, Ms. Davis was arrested and charged with a Federal Crime.

Kim Davis was arrested without “due process of law” and without any possibility of bail, as if she was a criminal threat to society. She had ever legal right to uphold and enforce the Laws of Kentucky pertaining to her elected position and County Clerk, and the Federal Government had NO RIGHT to remove her from her post for allegedly violating a court opinion that is NOT a Federal statute, much less a Supreme Law.

Citizens on both sides of the issue, Gay Marriage or NO Gay Marriage, are up in arms over the matter. But are both ignoring a much bigger issue while focusing on the “moral” question of whether or not gay couples qualify for marriage licenses under Federal, State and Local statutes?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Jail Time for Christians: No Longer a Hypothesis

So this is how the game is played. Leftist operatives in the courts (supreme and state) create unconstitutional laws to further their anti-God agenda. Then, Leftists say those who disobey their lawless laws are not behaving like Christians and good Americans. Many on our side fall for it.

The SCOTUS’ ruling on Obamacare and homosexual marriage means the Constitution will now say whatever Leftists want it to say. Folks do you realize that based on this new precedent, the Left can make anything they want a law; incest, pedophilia, bestiality and so on? Before you call me crazy, Leftists are already clamoring for the normalization of these sins. Have you heard of NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association)?

Suppose our kangaroo supreme court decreed that ending slavery was unconstitutional. All blacks must report to government for their slavery assignments. How many idiots on our side would comply because Christians and good Americans must obey the law?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Show us the Law or Free Kim Davis

This past Saturday, I had the great privilege of addressing a rally in support of Kim Davis.

Kim Davis is the elected clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky and she has been jailed by a federal judge for disobeying his order to her to issue marriage licenses to people of the same sex.

She refuses to do so.

Video of column:

Other speakers at the rally addressed the moral argument against her confinement. That argument rests on the idea that our rights come from God and that no government can grant a right (to anybody) to do that which God declares to be wrong.

But during my brief remarks I attempted to address the legal argument that rests on the explicit language of the Constitution of these united States. Specifically, the Constitution grants lawmaking power only to Congress and NOT to the Courts, not even the Supreme Court.

You see, Article One, Section One — the very first sentence of the Constitution — says this:

“All legislative power herein granted is vested in a Congress…”

So, if all federal lawmaking power is in Congress, then how much is left over for the Courts?

The answer, of course, is zero.

Under our Constitution, courts render opinions in cases and controversies that come before them, they do not make laws.

It follows that there is no law that Kim Davis has broken and therefore there is no legal reason to detain her further.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/9/2015

  1. It looks like some EU-countries start to use their common sense. I read that Hungary wants its army to get involved and is going to set up transit camps. This is the way it should be done.

    • With all borders, languages, cultures, women and children under Muslim full frontal attack why else would any country not have its army on the streets, it’s air force on patrol and its navy on the high seas? Whose idea was it leave their country with only the hand-to-hand-unarmed combat option? What are we voting and paying taxes for? Has anyone read the Koran or the miserable and bloody genocidal history of these same Muslims right up to the present day?

  2. Re: “L.A. to replace car lanes with slow public transportation”.

    Buses carry more people for the amount of space they take up than cars, JD, thus reducing congestion. This isn’t conspiracy, it’s common sesnse.

    • The beautiful city of Los Angeles in the beautiful State of California once had a beautiful public transport system. Unfortunately in the 1940s a criminal conspiracy by the automobile companies to buy out and then rip out and discard the competition – worked. Only in America. To-day another conspiracy between the automobile companies continues to MPG as low as possible for as long as possible. What conspiracy keeps inundating us with Muslims? Still no twenty first century train, bus or high speed services. Deep, deep, deep corruption.

  3. So the EU is to cooperate with Africa and set up a fund to keep the savages there–bit late isn’t it, the army is already in Europe, and well entrenched, and receiving their jizya, and having fun with the dhimmi women.

    No, this certainly didn’t happen by any accident, but by evil design. To repeat what I’ve been saying all along, I dearly hope the identities of all responsible are written in stone somewhere…

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