Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/2/2016

Archaeologists believe they may have discovered a second Viking settlement in North America. The site at Point Rosee in southwestern Newfoundland was first identified using satellite imagery. Subsequent excavation uncovered what is tentatively identified as a Norse settlement dated somewhere between 800 AD and 1300 AD. The new site is more than 400 miles southwest of L’Anse aux Meadows in northern Newfoundland, the only other Viking site in North America.

In other news, after a brush fire broke out last week next to a power line in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, emergency workers discovered incendiary devices resembling pipe bombs attached to the line. The police and the FBI investigated. Today a man named Danny Kelly was arrested in Chelmsford and charged with placing the devices on the power line.

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Financial Crisis
» Imploding Pensions Take the Rest of us Down With Them
» MPs, Senators Get Pay Hike as Canadians Struggle With Stagnant Wages, Rising Unemployment
» Blue State Blues: Harvard Enslaves Itself to the Leftist Mob
» Clinton’s Frustration Grows, As Primary Race Drags on
» Establishment Fires All Guns & Social Media False Flag Warning
» Man Arrested in Connection to Incendiary Devices on Tyngsboro Power Lines
» Man Harassed and Fined for Planting Vegetables in His Own Yard
» Salman Rushdie: It’s Mistake for Obama Not to Call it ‘Islamic Terrorism’
» White House Censors French President’s Use of the Words “Islamic Terrorism”
» New Evidence of Viking Life in America?
» New Satellite Images Reveal Fresh Evidence That Vikings Settled in North America
» New World Vikings: 800 AD
Europe and the EU
» EU Admits Plot for Federal Superstate & Describes Brussels Attacks as ‘Opportunity’
» Feminists, Pirates, And Populists: The Centre-Left is Dead Across Europe
» Religious Head of Scotland’s Biggest Mosque Will Not Face Charges Over Leaked Messages
» UK Police: Be ‘Kind’ And ‘Use the Internet Safely’ Or ‘You May Receive a Visit’
» UK: Jihadis Plotting to Behead US Serviceman Posted ‘ISIS in Westminster’ Video Online
» UK: Universities ‘Fail to Ban Radicals’ With 27 Lectures in London in 5 Months
Middle East
» Muslim Man Yells ‘Allahu Akbar’ Repeatedly Terrifying Etihad Airline Passengers
» ISIS Arrests in Moscow
» Update: Azerbaijan Launches Wide Scale Attack on NKR
Latin America
» How to Hack an Election
» Thousands in Colombia Protest President’s Approach to Peace
» “Learned Refugee” Lie Busted
» German Govt Splashes €200m to Segregate Women and Children After Migrant Home Attacks
» Greece: Costly Denial of the Obvious
» Invader Violence as Deportation Dawns
» Refugees, Migrants Break Out From Chios Detention Camp in Protest
» UK: Accused of Murder, The Gang Boss Who Smuggled in 1,000 Migrants: Ukrainian Man Allegedly Murdered a Lithuanian Lorry Driver
Culture Wars
» Is it OK for White People to Have Dreadlocks?

Imploding Pensions Take the Rest of us Down With Them

It’s the same story pretty much everywhere: Cities and states promised ridiculously generous (by today’s standards) pensions to teachers, cops and firefighters, failed to sufficiently fund the plans and invested the money they did have very badly. And now the weight of the resulting unfunded obligations are crushing not just plan recipients but entire communities. Here’s a representative case:

Oregon PERS unfunded liability swells to $21 billion

(KTVZ) — This week, Oregon’s Public Employee Retirement System Board received an earnings report on the status of the PERS fund investment. The report said Oregon’s PERS fund fell by 4 percent in 2015, a loss of nearly $3 billion — and a Central Oregon lawmaker said that means major reforms are more urgent than ever.”The blow to PERS from the Moro court case left Oregon with an additional $5 billion in unfunded liability,” Sen. Tim Knopp, R-Bend, said Tuesday. “Now PERS is an additional $8 billion short of its target.”

In that ruling nearly a year ago, the state Supreme Court overturned the vast majority of the PERS reform cost-saving provisions enacted by the 2013 Legislature.

The current unfunded PERS liability now exceeds $21 billion, up from $18 billion last year, he noted…

This combination of worse-than-expected investment returns and legal barriers to cost savings is playing out across the country. See Fitch downgrades Chicago after “worst possible outcome” in state supreme court pension reform bid.

What follows — “…forcing school districts to lay off teachers, reduce school days, increase class sizes, and cut programs like art and PE. Local governments will also have to make cuts to public safety and other critical services” — is also playing out in most states and cities.

And this, remember, is at the tail end of an epic bull market in financial assets. If pension plans aren’t fully funded now, they’ll fall into an abyss in the coming correction.

The result: everyone gets poorer. Or more accurately, everyone discovers that they were never as rich as they thought they were, and that the down escalator they’re on has a long way to go.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

MPs, Senators Get Pay Hike as Canadians Struggle With Stagnant Wages, Rising Unemployment

OTTAWA — Members of Parliament and senators will get a $3,000 increase Friday in their base salary, while cabinet ministers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will receive a larger raise — at a time when Canadians are struggling with stagnant wages and rising unemployment.

The wage hike of 1.8 per cent for MPs and 2.1 per cent for senators is about four times what the federal government has offered public sector unions and executives in the federal public service.

The 338 MPs will see their salaries rise to $170,400 from $167,400, while Trudeau — who gets another $170,400 as PM — now will make $340,800, an increase of $6,000.

Cabinet ministers, interim Opposition leader Rona Ambrose and House Speaker Geoff Regan (who get an extra $81,500 for their roles) will get a $4,400 bump to $251,900.

Senators, who by federal law are required to be paid $25,000 less than MPs, will make $145,400, up from $142,400.

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, parliamentary secretaries, party whips, chairs of House of Commons committees, and a handful of other MPs also will get small salary increases for their additional duties, on top of their base pay hike.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Blue State Blues: Harvard Enslaves Itself to the Leftist Mob

The Harvard Crimson reported this week that Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust, an accomplished historian of the Civil War, will dedicate a plaque at Wadsworth House in Harvard Yard to four slaves who worked at Harvard in the 18th century, known as Bilhah, Venus, Titus, and Juba.

But Harvard is not stopping at recognizing the history of slavery. Instead, Faust announced, Harvard will acknowledge the “legacy” of slavery into the present day.

The plaque is Harvard’s latest response to the Black Lives Matter movement, which prompted the law school to ditch its colorful shield in March, which had honored a family of 18th century donors who happened to own slaves.

In February, Harvard’s house “masters” — the resident faculty members in dormitories for upperclassmen — agreed that they will now be called “resident deans.” (There was no historical connection between the “masters” and slavery.)

In an op-ed for the Crimson Wednesday, Faust announced that in addition to the memorial plaque, she is convening a committee of historians to help Harvard identify “other sites on campus that should be similarly recognized as significant symbols of Harvard’s connections to slavery.”

Next March, Harvard will also host “a major conference on universities and slavery, offering a broader exploration of the complexities of our past,” bringing the cause nationwide.

Faust adds:… Harvard was directly complicit in America’s system of racial bondage from the College’s earliest days in the 17th century until slavery in Massachusetts ended in 1783, and Harvard continued to be indirectly involved through extensive financial and other ties to the slave South up to the time of emancipation. This is our history and our legacy, one we must fully acknowledge and understand in order to truly move beyond the painful injustices at its core.

Oddly, she makes no mention whatsoever of Harvard’s deep history of involvement in the abolition of slavery. There is no campaign to honor abolitionists as such — though abolitionist Sen. Charles Sumner is memorialized in a statue on Massachusetts Avenue, outside the university’s gates. For a historian of the Civil War, this is a significant oversight — and, at the core, a political one, reveailing the true purpose at the core of Harvard’s new campaign.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

Clinton’s Frustration Grows, As Primary Race Drags on

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton snapped at a Greenpeace protester. She linked Bernie Sanders and tea party Republicans. And she bristled with anger when nearly two dozen Sanders supporters marched out of an event near her home outside New York City, shouting “if she wins, we lose.”

“They don’t want to listen to anyone else,” she shot back. “We actually have to do something. Not just complain about what is happening.”

After a year of campaigning, months of debates and 35 primary elections, Sanders is finally getting under Clinton’s skin in the Democratic presidential race.

Clinton has spent weeks largely ignoring Sanders and trying to focus on Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Now, after several primary losses and with a tough fight in New York on the horizon, Clinton is showing flashes of frustration with the Vermont senator — irritation that could undermine her efforts to unite the party around her candidacy.

According to Democrats close to Hillary and former President Bill Clinton, both are frustrated by Sanders’ ability to cast himself as above politics-as-usual even while firing off what they consider to be misleading attacks. The Clintons are even more annoyed that Sanders’ approach seems to be rallying — and keeping — young voters by his side.

While Hillary Clinton’s team contends her lock on the nomination as “nearly insurmountable,” the campaign frequently grumbles that Sanders hasn’t faced the same level of scrutiny as the former secretary of state, New York senator and first lady. Her aides complain about Sanders’ rhetoric, claiming he’s broken his pledge to avoid character attacks by going after her paid speeches and ties to Wall Street, and they point to scenes of Sanders supporters booing Clinton’s name at his rallies…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]

Establishment Fires All Guns & Social Media False Flag Warning

GOP establishment teams up with elite of the left to defeat Trump.

The GOP establishment has put together the most coordinated effort of the campaign season in Wisconsin, possible big social media false flags under way.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Man Arrested in Connection to Incendiary Devices on Tyngsboro Power Lines

TYNGSBORO (CBS) — The FBI arrested a Chelmsford man Saturday morning in connection to incendiary devices that were found on power lines in Tyngsboro.

On Wednesday afternoon Tyngsboro firefighters knocked down a brush fire on Locust Ave. and in the process noticed devices on the power lines that seemed out of place.

National Grid employees who responded to the scene called police, who summoned the FBI to inspect what were determined to be incendiary devices.

The devices were designed to create extreme heat and fire, but not explode.

Saturday around 7:30 a.m., FBI and police officers arrested Danny Kelly, 61, at his home in Chelmsford. Kelly was taken into custody without incident.

The FBI does not believe there is any threat to the public related to the devices, which are similar to pipe bombs.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]

Man Harassed and Fined for Planting Vegetables in His Own Yard

They’ve been given four days to tear out the entire garden or face a fine

A family in Sugar Creek, Missouri grew the beautiful vegetable garden in the photo above.

They’ve been given four days to tear out the entire garden or face a fine.

Why? Because it is in their front yard, and city officials and a few neighbors don’t like it.

Nathan Athans said he planted the garden in his front yard because it gets optimal sunlight. His backyard only gets sunshine for about two hours per day, and only in certain areas.

Athans told KSHB that he grows several different types of vegetables on his lawn and loves tending to his garden.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Salman Rushdie: It’s Mistake for Obama Not to Call it ‘Islamic Terrorism’

To say that it’s not about Islam denies what the killers themselves always say

Author Salman Rushdie-against whom Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini issued a death fatwa in 1989 because of his book “The Satanic Verses”-says that it is a miskake for President Barack Obama not to use the term “Islamic terrorism.”

“It’s a mistake that the president is making to not use the term Islamic terrorism,” Rushdie said Wednesday during a question-and-answer session hosted by New York University’s Washington, D.C. Academic Center.

Rushdie was responding to a question from an audience member on whether he had changed his views since he had written a 2001 New York Times opinion piece entitled Yes, This Is About Islam.

“The answer is, no, they haven’t changed,” Rushdie said. “And I think, actually think it’s a mistake that the president is making to not use the term Islamic terrorism.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

White House Censors French President’s Use of the Words “Islamic Terrorism”

Not only does President Obama refuse to join the words “Islam” and “terrorism,” but the White House won’t let anyone else do it either.

In a video that appeared on the White House website this morning, the words of French President Francois Hollande were censored to remove the following segment:

Islamist terrorism, is in Syria and in Iraq. We therefore have to act both in Syria and in Iraq, and this is what we’ re doing within the framework of the coalition.

Here’s the censored video that has since been taken down from the White House website.

Here’s a screenshot of the transcript that was published on the site, which contains President Hollande’s full statement.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

New Evidence of Viking Life in America?

A new discovery has revealed that the Vikings may have travelled hundreds of miles further into North America than previously thought. It’s well known that they reached the tip of the continent more than 1,000 years ago, but the full extent of their exploration has remained a mystery, writes historian Dan Snow.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

New Satellite Images Reveal Fresh Evidence That Vikings Settled in North America

The Vikings’ claim to be the first Europeans to reach North America will receive a huge boost, with the announcement of the discovery of a new site that marks the farthest known westerly point of the Norse exploration across the Atlantic.

Scientists working with the BBC will today reveal that they believe they have discovered only the second known Viking site in North America, on the Canadian island of Newfoundland, 400 miles south-west of a settlement discovered in the 1960s — the farthest known point of all the Viking voyages.

The remains of metal and turf, dating to sometime between 800AD and 1300AD, were excavated after sophisticated new satellite searches, and give further credence to the claim that it was the Vikings, not Columbus, who were the first European explorers to discover the Americas.

The discovery also brings the Norse explorers hundreds of miles closer to the United States, raising hopes among some that evidence may yet emerge that the Vikings once walked upon the shores of New England.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

New World Vikings: 800 AD

A combination of satellite imaging and extended study of the Eddas has enabled archeologists to discover an 800 AD Viking settlement in the New World-which reveals that the Norsemen had explored far more of North America than earlier believed.

Previously, the only known Viking site was in L’Anse aux Meadows, located on the northern tip of Newfoundland. That temporary settlement, dating from about 1000 AD, was abandoned after just a few years.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

EU Admits Plot for Federal Superstate & Describes Brussels Attacks as ‘Opportunity’

Gianni Pitella, leader of the socialist group in the European Parliament, claimed the attack’s on the Belgian capital’s metro system and airport showed the need for even closer intergration of the 28 member nations of the bloc.

He also called for a “European Intelligence Agency” to be set up to strengthen the EU’s defences against extremists. Critics warned that his outburst laid bare the ambitions for an European super-state held by many EU supporters and highlighted the long-term dangers of Britain staying tied to Brussels.

Mr Pitella’s remarks came in an interview with the EU news website Euractiv.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Feminists, Pirates, And Populists: The Centre-Left is Dead Across Europe

The centre left is dead in Europe.

This is the heartening the conclusion of a survey in the Economist which shows that electorates across Europe have lost patience with the squishy, soft-left, metropolitan ‘Social Democrat’ elite which has dominated their politics for the last seventy years.

Early in this century you could drive from Inverness in Scotland to Vilnius in Lithuania without crossing a country governed by the right; the same would have been true if you had done the trip by ferry through Scandinavia. Social democrats ran the European Commission and vied for primacy in the European Parliament. But recently their share of the vote in domestic (and Europe-wide) elections has fallen by a third to lows not seen for 70 years (see chart 1). In the five European Union (EU) states that held national elections last year, social democrats lost power in Denmark, fell to their worst-ever results in Finland, Poland and Spain and came to within a hair’s-breadth of such a nadir in Britain.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

Religious Head of Scotland’s Biggest Mosque Will Not Face Charges Over Leaked Messages

Glasgow Central Mosque Imam Habib ur Rehman will not face charges over leaked messages that apparently praised an extremist who was executed after murdering a politician in Pakistan.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

UK Police: Be ‘Kind’ And ‘Use the Internet Safely’ Or ‘You May Receive a Visit’

Glasgow Police have threatened social media users, ordering them to be “kind” and not “hurtful” unless they want to “receive a visit… this weekend”.

Think before you post or you may receive a visit from us this weekend. Use the internet safely. #thinkbeforeyoupost

— GreaterGlasgPolice (@GreaterGlasgPol) April 1, 2016

Using the witty acronym ‘THINK’, and the hashtag #thinkbeforeyoupost, they cautioned people to consider whether something is true, hurtful, illegal, necessary or kind before sending.

Responding to the tweet, users took to their keyboards, mostly expressing ridicule at what they considered the force’s ludicrously wide scope.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

UK: Jihadis Plotting to Behead US Serviceman Posted ‘ISIS in Westminster’ Video Online

Junead Khan, from Luton, was aided by a notorious British ISIS fighter in Syria as he plotted to carry out the atrocity outside RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, where US Air Force personel are stationed.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

UK: Universities ‘Fail to Ban Radicals’ With 27 Lectures in London in 5 Months

Universities named in the report include University College London, the Institute of Education, King’s College, Kingston University and London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Muslim Man Yells ‘Allahu Akbar’ Repeatedly Terrifying Etihad Airline Passengers

The man, wearing traditional Islamic dress, shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ on a flight from Abu Dhabi to Manila. Passengers were terrified but he was in fact just reciting a call to prayer.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

ISIS Arrests in Moscow

Russian security forces have arrested eighteen ISIS terrorists in Moscow-all of them carrying Turkish identification documents and having entered the country from Uzbekistan.

The arrests highlight the danger posed by the European Union demands that Turks be allowed “free movement” within Europe, and the fact that Russia has a 20 million-strong Muslim population.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Update: Azerbaijan Launches Wide Scale Attack on NKR

Attack Repelled; Casualties Include 12-Year-Old Artsakh Boy

Azerbaijan launched a full-blown attack on multiple positions of the Nagorno-Karabagh contact line overnight on April 1-2.Azerbaijan launched a full-blown attack on multiple positions of the Nagorno-Karabagh (Artsakh, NKR) contact line overnight on April 1-2. The Azerbaijani army employed tanks, military helicopters, drones, and various caliber weapons in an assault targeting the Line of Contact on the southern, southeastern, and northeastern fronts. The NKR Defense Army retaliated, and, according to the NKR Defense Ministry Twitter page, brought down two helicopters and two drones, and destroyed three tanks. There are multiple casualties on both sides. Civilians have also been targeted. According to reports, 12-year-old Vaghinag Grigoryan was killed in the Marduni region, while two other children were wounded, from a Grad BM-21 multiple rocket launcher attack.

During an emergency meeting of Armenia’s National Security Council held on the evening of April 2, Armenia’s President Serge Sarkisian announced that as a result of the attacks, the Armenian side suffered 18 casualties, while 35 people were injured. Azerbaijan’s losses—including air force, personnel, and armored vehicles—were “significant,” he added, according to PanArmenian. Azerbaijan has reported 12 combatant casualties, although the NKR Defense Ministry says the Azerbaijani side has 200 losses.

A number of Armenian soldiers wounded in the attack are being flown to Yerevan for medical treatment, according to Meanwhile NKR President’s spokesperson Davit Babayan told Civilnet that the number of Azerbaijani casualties are in the dozens, if not hundreds. Babayan told that the situation is now relatively calm following the overnight attacks…

           — Hat tip: LK [Return to headlines]

How to Hack an Election

Andre’s Sepúlveda rigged elections throughout Latin America for almost a decade. He tells his story for the first time.

It was just before midnight when Enrique Peña Nieto declared victory as the newly elected president of Mexico. Peña Nieto was a lawyer and a millionaire, from a family of mayors and governors. His wife was a telenovela star. He beamed as he was showered with red, green, and white confetti at the Mexico City headquarters of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, which had ruled for more than 70 years before being forced out in 2000. Returning the party to power on that night in July 2012, Peña Nieto vowed to tame drug violence, fight corruption, and open a more transparent era in Mexican politics.

Two thousand miles away, in an apartment in Bogotá’s upscale Chicó Navarra neighborhood, Andre’s Sepúlveda sat before six computer screens. Sepúlveda is Colombian, bricklike, with a shaved head, goatee, and a tattoo of a QR code containing an encryption key on the back of his head. On his nape are the words ““ and ““ stacked atop each other, dark riffs on coding. He was watching a live feed of Peña Nieto’s victory party, waiting for an official declaration of the results.

When Peña Nieto won, Sepúlveda began destroying evidence. He drilled holes in flash drives, hard drives, and cell phones, fried their circuits in a microwave, then broke them to shards with a hammer. He shredded documents and flushed them down the toilet and erased servers in Russia and Ukraine rented anonymously with Bitcoins. He was dismantling what he says was a secret history of one of the dirtiest Latin American campaigns in recent memory.

For eight years, Sepúlveda, now 31, says he traveled the continent rigging major political campaigns. With a budget of $600,000, the Peña Nieto job was by far his most complex. He led a team of hackers that stole campaign strategies, manipulated social media to create false waves of enthusiasm and derision, and installed spyware in opposition offices, all to help Peña Nieto, a right-of-center candidate, eke out a victory. On that July night, he cracked bottle after bottle of Colón Negra beer in celebration. As usual on election night, he was alone.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Thousands in Colombia Protest President’s Approach to Peace

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of people have been marching in more than 20 Colombian cities to protest President Juan Manuel Santos and his approach to ending the country’s half-century guerrilla conflict.

Former President Alvaro Uribe was a leader of Saturday’s rain-soaked demonstrations.

Critics of the government are upset at inflation and rising joblessness, and say Santos is making too many concessions to rebels during Havana-based peace talks that began in 2012. A March 23 deadline passed without a final accord.

Santos’ popularity has slipped to about 25 percent in recent polls, which also show most Colombians are pessimistic about the possibility of peace.

Uribe took a harder line against the rebels, using U.S. aid to beat them back, though his administration was also accused of links to murderous right-wing paramilitary groups…

           — Hat tip: Diego [Return to headlines]

“Learned Refugee” Lie Busted

Liberal claims that the nonwhite “refugee” influx into Austria would “boost the economy” have been shattered with the news that only 0.9 percent of the “refugees” have enrolled at higher educational institutions. Of the 111,026 invaders who had entered Austria since July 2015, exactly 100 had enrolled in any sort of higher education.

The rest-barely educated and actually uneducable-live off state welfare handouts, the official figures showed.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

German Govt Splashes €200m to Segregate Women and Children After Migrant Home Attacks

The German government has pledged €200 million to combat the rampant sexual abuse of children and women in asylum homes.

The Ministry of Families, Seniors, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) is making the sum available as of April 1st to fund projects designed to reduce the number of cases of sexual abuse committed by predominately male Muslim migrants in asylum homes across the country reports the

In a statement Thursday the BMFSFJ said they would look at using the money to remodel existing migrant camps and asylum homes in order to create safe spaces for woman and children where they would have extra security measures to protect them.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

Greece: Costly Denial of the Obvious

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s administration took way too long to accept what everyone else saw as obvious, and it has cost the country dearly.

At first, the government didn’t want to hear about undocumented migrants and how they need to be distinguished from refugees. It wouldn’t even discuss building holding facilities for those who don’t merit protection. It reacted against NATO’s involvement in Aegean Sea patrols and was opposed to the armed forces having any role in helping with the refugee crisis.

Eventually, it woke up to reality. It now sees the need for differentiating refugees and migrants and for closed facilities. It now knows that only the military has the organizational skills required to put together complicated operations.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

Invader Violence as Deportation Dawns

Thousands of nonwhite invaders trapped in Greece have resorted to mass violence as their imminent deportation back to Turkey draws ever close-confirming earlier predictions that there would be violence no matter how the Merkel-created invasion turned out.

On the island of Chios, do-gooder “Doctors of the World” organization activists were forced to flee overnight after a series of massive brawls broke out in which two invaders were stabbed and the Eu 30,000 medical facility was trashed.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Refugees, Migrants Break Out From Chios Detention Camp in Protest

Hundreds of migrants and refugees on the Greek island of Chios tore down part of the razor wire fence surrounding their holding centre on Friday and began walking to the port in protest, police officials said.

Under a European Union deal with Turkey, migrants and refugees arriving after March 20 are to be held in centres set up on five Aegean islands, including Chios, and sent back if their asylum applications are not accepted.

Returns are supposed to begin on April 4, though neither Greece nor Turkey are fully ready and uncertainty remains over how many will be sent back and how they will be processed.

About 1,500 migrants and refugees who arrived on Chios since March 20 were being held at the facility as of Friday morning.

Video clips on Greek websites showed dozens of migrants and refugees, many of them women and children, carrying their belongings and walking along the tree-lined road to the port.

A police spokesman for the northern Aegean region to which Chios belongs said about 300 people had left the centre. Police were monitoring the situation, he said.

Clashes broke out at the site late on Thursday, during which windows were smashed and 10 people were injured lightly, another police official said.

“They say they don’t want to go back to Turkey and that they are afraid for their safety after yesterday’s clashes,” a police official on Chios said.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

UK: Accused of Murder, The Gang Boss Who Smuggled in 1,000 Migrants: Ukrainian Man Allegedly Murdered a Lithuanian Lorry Driver

Ukrainian Marjan Skirko, 33, appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court for an extradition hearing with Belgian authorities wanting to indict him on murder and smuggling charges.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Is it OK for White People to Have Dreadlocks?

A viral video has started a debate about “cultural appropriation” and the racial politics of hair.

The footage picks up in the middle of a confrontation between two young people — one a white man, the other a black woman. The argument centres around the man’s hairstyle. Specifically, his dreadlocks.

“You’re saying I can’t have a hairstyle because of your culture — why?” the man says.

“Because it’s my culture,” the woman answers back. At one point she pushes him and tries to stop him from walking away.

The video, which has been watched more than three million times on YouTube, kicked off a debate online.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

9 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/2/2016

  1. Ppppft, This Sepulveda guy, reading that arcticle I’m sure at least a part of it is bluff, he needs to keep up be bluff to be of any interest to Santos and his plan to marginalize the opposition without recurring to the more gruesome methods used in Colombia’s past… (I say this being not an Uribista but a monarchist of sorts)

  2. I urge everyone to visit L’Anse aux Meadows sometime in their life.It’s a beautiful area and worth seeing. Newfoundlanders are a down-to-earth people too.

  3. Black people havent thought that one through.Why doesnt someone point out that the simple fact the silly woman is going to university is against her culture!I live in Central Africa and until the French,Belgians and more importantly the British(missionaries) arrived , Africans ( in my part of the world at least) didnt even have a written language .(The North African Arabs did, but not Black African )That silly student should be walking around barefoot wearing only a loin cloth in front,her rear end and chest naked ! Er…thats her culture? Right?As for dreadlocks, heads were mostly kept shaven or very short…the lice issue was(is) a problem!Why dont we challenge her to spend just a day being true to her ‘culture’?

  4. We are just about to have the finals of an international cricket championship, cultural appropriation (from the English) by Indians, Africans, West Indians et al. We, the English, are proud of this as we are of people copying our culture throughout the world. Why are some people so narrow-minded that they want to possess as a copyright something as trivial as knotted hair locks?

    • The thing about “cultural appropriation” Fred is the “appropriators” often make a better job of it than the originators. That certainly is the case of sports invented by the British.

  5. You know, if I were a UK cop, and I was asked to go “receive to someone a visit”… I’d start doing some research on how the IRA operated. If I were ISIS, I’d use fake tweets as the perfect bait… when Mr Plod and his [whatever it is you feel like putting here] show up at the door, invite them in for “chat”… Ooops…

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