Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/17/2016

A new high was reached in the number of illegal immigrants apprehended while crossing the southern border of the United States. Almost 50,000 people were detained in November attempting to enter the country, the highest number since the current wave began in the summer of 2014.

In other migration news, Austrian police have begun searching freight trains coming across the Alps from Italy in an effort to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the country as stowaways.

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Financial Crisis
» How Do You Destroy a Business?
» Major Economic Warning Sign: The Euro is Heading for Parity With the U.S. Dollar
» Stunning Visualization of the Flow of International Trade
» CIA Director John Brennan is a Muslim Convert?
» Ed Klein: Comey Tells Trump Russians Didn’t Influence the Election
» Judge Napolitano Drops a Bomb: US Intelligence Was Behind Hacks — Not Russia
» Julian Assange Crushes Obama Narrative: “Our Source is Not the Russian Government”
» Media Cannot Delegitimize the People’s Choice
» Michael Moore, Soros, Vogue Mag Fueling Mass Anti-Trump Protests
» Muslim Student Filed Bias Crime Report to Avoid Curfew Punishment
» Obama Blames Russia for Hacking, Slams “Domestic Propagandists” For Rise of “Fake News”
» Self-Driving Uber SUVs Caught Running Red Lights in San Francisco
» The Attempt to Steal the Presidency From Donald Trump
» Trump Doubles Down: “Are We Talking About Same Cyberattack That Revealed Illegal DNC Coordination?”
» University of Minnesota Football Team to Boycott Bowl Game Over Perceived Lack of Due Process for Teammates
» Yes, There is Still a Coup in America
Europe and the EU
» 1 Bln Euro Deal Between Warsaw and Defence Contractor
» Christmas Terror Attacks in Belgium? 10 Teenagers Arrested for Plotting Bomb Blasts
» Devastation is Revealed at Jail Where Prison Officers Were Attacked by Inmates as They Battled to End UK’s Worst Prison Riot in Decades Sparked by a Row Over TVs Not Working
» Female Genital Mutilation ‘Parties’ In Britain With Nurses Being Flown in to Carry Out Painful Procedures
» French ‘Sex Attack Victim, ‘ 18, Faces Murder Charge After a Man She Hit Over the Head
» German Politicians Want €500k Fines Over Facebook “Fake News”
» The Crime They Carried Out Aged 10 and 11 Horrified Britain. Now, As a Judge Grants Them Anonymity for Life…
» UK: The Convicted Rapist Paid £2.5million by the National Lottery After Submitting a ‘Deliberately Damaged Ticket — and He Gets to Keep the Lotto!
Middle East
» Lukashenko Urges More Cooperation With Iran for Belarus
South Asia
» Hindu Student Murdered by Quran Followers for Ransom at Satkhira in Islamic Bangladesh
» NHRC Must Probe in the Serious Hindu Trauma at Dhulagarh in Howrah, WB
» “Not Sending Their Best”: World Map of IQ Drop Due to Immigration
» Austria Searches Freight Trains in New Frontline on Illegal Migration
» German Minister Calls for Benefits Paid to Migrants Parent Cut
» Home Office Gets Tough — But Migrants Pledge to Get to UK Illegally
» Illegal Migration Across Border Reaches New High in November
» New Paris ‘Camp of Shame’: Hundreds of Jungle Rejects Now in Squalid French Capital Site
Culture Wars
» Britain First Country to Legalize ‘Three Parent Babies’
» New Movie to Praise Margaret Sanger as ‘Icon and Hero’
» Trump Must Save Our Children From the Federal Dept. of Education

How Do You Destroy a Business?

Looking at a chart of Sears’ stock over the last eight years is like looking at a photo from Aleppo. From nearly $200 a share, it now trades for just over 10 bucks. What happened?

How could such a great company — owner of Kmart as well as its own Sears’ stores — anchoring malls all over the country with title to some of the choicest commercial space in the nation and owner of the brands we grew up with — including Kenmore appliances and Craftsman tools.

How could such a company suddenly put itself into what looks like a death spiral?…

The company is running out of time and money. It had $1.8 billion in the till a year ago. Now it has only $238 million. And $3 billion in debt. How does a company do that? How does it destroy itself… wiping out 130 years of accumulated wealth and knowledge?

The answer is to be found in fake money and the financial insiders who use it to strip out value from Main Street and move it to Wall Street…

First, as described here many times, fake money weakened the middle class, which shopped at Sears. The rich went to more upmarket retailers such as Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. The poor went down to dollar stores and Walmart. Sears was left in the middle…

Steve Mnuchin, his pockets well lined from an 11-year stint at the Sears board that presided over the company’s death-spiral, emerges from an elevator. Guess why he’s grinning (caption contest!). Meanwhile, one of his ex-Goldman buddies helped with the Sears asset stripping operation described below. The good news is that Mnuchin can no longer harm Sears…

At least Steve Mnuchin can do Sears no more harm. Donald Trump picked him as his Treasury secretary.

[Comment: Asset stripped. Lure of easy money to “expand” your business while it’s hard assets are stripped.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Major Economic Warning Sign: The Euro is Heading for Parity With the U.S. Dollar

The collapse of the euro is accelerating, and it looks like we could be staring a major European financial crisis right in the face early in 2017. On Thursday, the EUR/USD fell all the way to $1.0366 at one point before rebounding slightly. That represents the lowest that the euro has been relative to the U.S. dollar since January 2003. Ever since 2011, I have been relentlessly warning that the euro is heading for parity with the U.S. dollar. When the EUR/USD was trading at about $1.40 that must have seemed like crazy talk, but I never wavered. I just kept warning people that the euro was going to weaken greatly relative to the U.S. dollar. Here is one example from March 2015: “How many times have I said it? The euro is heading to all-time lows. It is going to go to parity with the U.S. dollar, and then it is eventually going to go below parity.” After Thursday, we are almost there, and once we do hit parity that is going to be a sign that all sorts of chaos is about to erupt in Europe.

For years, so many people that write about our coming economic problems have been proclaiming that the death of the U.S. dollar is imminent.

But I have always taken a different approach. I have always maintained that the collapse of the euro comes first, and that the death of the U.S. dollar happens some time later.

So many people have wanted to get rid of all of their dollars in anticipation of the coming crisis, but that is a huge mistake.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Stunning Visualization of the Flow of International Trade

The interactive visualization you see in this post was created by data visualization expert Max Galka from the Metrocosm blog. (Also check out his new project, Blueshift, which allows users to upload data and visualize it on maps with no coding required.)

Trade is an essential part of economic prosperity, but, as Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins asks, how much do you know about global trade?

The stunning visualization below helps to map international trade on a 3D globe, plotting the exchange of goods between countries. It enables the abstract concept of trade to become more tactile, and at the same time the visuals make it easier to absorb information.

Click here for full interactive chart, enabling users to select a country to see its share of trade alone, or spin/navigate the globe by using your mouse.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

CIA Director John Brennan is a Muslim Convert?

Given Obama’s special bond with Brennan, if the latter is a Muslim convert, there are troubling national security implications.

Brennan’s questionable loyalty dates back to the terrorist attacks on 9/11.

On September 18, 2014, on the Ground Zero radio program, a whistle blower named Greg Ford of the 223rd Military Intelligence Battalion claimed that Brennan, as chief of the CIA station in Jeda, overrode concerns and ordered that the visas of the 19 plane-hijackers be stamped. At 1:32:47 into the interview, Ford talked about ISIS and how it was created. Someone called in with a question about 9/11. Ford said:

“All 19 high jackers? Where did they get their visas stamped before they came to this country to launch 9/11? They got their visas stamped in the CIA station in Jeda. And the second in command said ‘No way, absolutely we are not going to stamp those visas.’ And the fellow who was in charge, his name was John Brennan. He was the person who overrode those concerns and cautions and ordered those visas stamped in Jeda.”

There have long been rumors that John Owen Brennan is a Muslim convert. A member of this Confortium, John Molloy, Chairman of the National Vietnam & Gulf War Veterans Coalition, has heard of those rumors from his military sources. Now, we have published confirmation from a credible journalist.

Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist, author and columnist. As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. He subsequently worked for the National Security Agency. (See his extended bio here.)

In a for-subscribers-only article for his news site, Wayne Madsen Report, on August 11, 2015, Madsen maintains there is “growing evidence that CIA’s John Brennan is a Wahhabist convert.”

Madsen begins by noting that Obama had wanted to appoint Brennan CIA director in 2009, but there was internal CIA and congressional opposition to his nomination, ostensibly because of Brennan’s involvement in “enhanced interrogation” techniques used against detainees after 9/11, but the actual reasons for the initial opposition remains unclear to this day.

When the Senate eventually voted to confirm Brennan in 2013, 34 senators voted no, including Rand Paul (R-KY), who attempted to filibuster the confirmation vote; Ted Cruz (R-TX); Charles Grassley (R-IA); Patrick Leahy (D-VT); Mike Lee (R-UT); Jeff Merkley (D-OR); Bernie Sanders (D-VT); and Richard Shelby (R-AL). Barbara Boxer (D-CA) did not vote. Madsen asks, “What did these senators actually know about Brennan, especially the Democrats, who decided Brennan was not for for the job?”

Madsen lists the following tell-tale signs of Brennan’s conversion to Islam:

When Brennan, then Obama’s deputy national security adviser, was sworn in to head the CIA, “the Jesuit-educated former CIA officer opted to take the oath on a copy of the U.S. Constitution, not on the bible as every past CIA director, Christian and Jewish, had done.” Brennan is the highest-ranking U.S. official to have ever visited the Islamic holy city of Mecca, a privilege reserved only for pious Muslims and special guests of the Saudi King, who is the “Guardian of the Two Shrines of Mecca and Medina.” At the National Security Council and at the CIA, Brennan has forbidden the use of the term “jihadist” to describe Islamist terrorists, preferring instead the word “extremists.”

Madsen then presents the following “ample evidence” that Brennan is not just a Muslim convert, but a convert to Wahhabist Islam — the same sect as Osama bin Laden’s — who considers himself a “jihadist,” or “holy warrior”:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Ed Klein: Comey Tells Trump Russians Didn’t Influence the Election

In telephone conversations with Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey assured the president-elect there was no credible evidence that Russia influenced the outcome of the recent U.S. presidential election by hacking the Democratic National Committee and the emails of John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

What’s more, Comey told Trump that James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, agreed with this FBI assessment.

The only member of the U.S. intelligence community who was ready to assert that the Russians sanctioned the hacking was John Brennan, the director of the CIA, according to sources who were briefed on Comey’s conversations with Trump.

“And Brennan takes his marching orders from President Obama,” the sources quoted Comey as saying.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Judge Napolitano Drops a Bomb: US Intelligence Was Behind Hacks — Not Russia

Judge Andrew Napolitano said on “Fox & Friends” Thursday that United States Intelligence agents were responsible for leaking documents to WikiLeaks during the election, not the Russian government.

“Look, who had an incentive to prevent Mrs. Clinton from becoming President of the United States?” he asked. “Whose agents had their real identities and locations exposed by the reckless manner? … Who had access to all of this material without having to steal any codes?”

“The United States Intelligence agents who did not want this woman in charge of the federal government and exposing more agents and resources and undercover assets in the Middle East,” Napolitano said, answering his own questions.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Julian Assange Crushes Obama Narrative: “Our Source is Not the Russian Government”

As Obama gets set to announce retaliation efforts against the Russian government for “hacking” the 2016 election, Julian Assange has come forward, once again, to confirm that his source is not the Russians. Appearing on the Sean Hannity radio show, Assange had the following to say:

Assange: “Our source is not the Russian government.”

Hannity: “Let me be clear, Russia did not give you the Podesta documents or anything from the DNC?”

Assange: “That’s correct.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Media Cannot Delegitimize the People’s Choice

When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic. -Dresden James.

If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly. -Thomas Sowell

The Rabid Media

Delegitimizing Trump’s election is what the media is all about today. Fake News is bantered about as though it all comes from the “Alt-right,” (a Hillary invention) when in fact, it is the mainstream press that presents us daily with literally fake news.

Despite Trump winning and winning by a very high margin, despite Hillary being vanquished, despite the left suffering defeat after defeat, the MSM is still doing the same damnable thing they’ve always done. They are trying to set the agenda, trying to destroy the win, trying to tell the American people that they really didn’t choose this man who is not a globalist politician, but an outsider businessman. They are trying their very best to get everyone to talk about what they’ve determined is important. And it is all LIES!

What a crock of garbage we’re now being fed about Russians leaving fingerprints on the 2016 election! Trump’s massive rallies were not caused by Russian hackers!

All of this idiocy proclaimed by the main stream media started during a debate, and late in the campaign there were allusions to the fact that somebody had those 33,000 emails of Hillary’s and was going to release them, but it never happened. During the debate, Trump cracked a joke, “Maybe the Russians can find them.” That’s all they’ve got, because the media folks are totally humorless. The media, like rabid dogs, are foaming at the mouth and drooling over this joke cracked by Trump, making it into something it is not. It’s utterly despicable.

They’ve lost it folks; their one-sided socialist insanity is showing for the world to see!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Michael Moore, Soros, Vogue Mag Fueling Mass Anti-Trump Protests

A group called ANSWER Coalition, with strong Muslim support, is one of several groups planning to protest the Jan. 20 inauguration of Donald Trump.

Mass protests are being planned to block major thoroughfares and “shut down” Washington, D.C., New York and other cities on Inauguration Day, but a coalition of far-left organizations isn’t waiting for Jan. 20 to roll out the shock troops.

They have another day circled on their calendar — Dec. 19. That’s the day the Electoral College electors meet in the 50 state Capitols.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee sent out a news release Friday saying it is working with a host of progressive groups including Democracy Spring, Americans Take Action and the organizations pushing the petition to get the Electoral College to turn on President-Elect Donald Trump.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Muslim Student Filed Bias Crime Report to Avoid Curfew Punishment

A Muslim student who said she was harassed on the subway by drunken, hate-spewing white men shouting “Donald Trump!” lied to police because she broke her curfew, law enforcement sources said Wednesday.

Yasmin Seweid, 18, joined a growing list of local and national alleged hate-crime victims when she told cops she was taunted Dec. 1 on the No. 6 train by three men who called her a terrorist and tried to snatch her hijab off her head while straphangers did nothing.

But Seweid finally broke down Wednesday and was arrested after she admitted to detectives that it was all a big lie.

“Nothing happened, and there was no victim,” a police source said.

Police sources say Seweid made up the story because she didn’t want to get in trouble for breaking her curfew after being out late drinking with friends.

Her strict, Muslim parents allegedly forced Seweid to shave her head over the incident and were upset that she was dating a Christian, sources said.

The bareheaded Baruch College student, not wearing her hijab, was charged with filing a false report and released after her arraignment early Thursday in Manhattan Criminal Court. A relative covered Seweid’s face with a black down jacket as she was escorted into a waiting SUV following her brief court appearance.

She faces up to a year in jail for each charge.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]

Obama Blames Russia for Hacking, Slams “Domestic Propagandists” For Rise of “Fake News”

As of this moment, president Obama is on his way to Hawaii, having just concluded his final press conference for 2016, and one of the last in his tenure as president. What did we learn in the rambling speech that lasted nearly two hours and saw one of the White House reporters faint? Not much that wasn’t already insinuated, if not proven, repeatedly: Obama stuck to the script, and said Russia “in fact” had “hacked into the DNC,” but that the actual voting process was not compromised. The White House was just trying to “let people know” what was going on, and the media interpreted the reasons.

While Obama took questions about Syria, China and Trump’s transition team, Obama mostly spoke about Russia and the allegations by US intelligence agencies that Moscow had hacked the US election. Obama said that his administration allowed the public “to make an assessment” by letting people know that “the Russians were responsible for hacking” the Democratic National Committee earlier this year, adding that the intelligence community did its job “without political influence.”…

Separately, in a tangential discussion about a topic dear to much of the “alternative media”, Obama shifted attention to the local media, and blamed talk radio and other “domestic propagandists” for the rise of “fake news,” including fictional news items published by state-sponsored actors.

“If fake news that’s being released by some foreign government is almost identical to reports that are being issued through partisan news venues, then it’s not surprising that that foreign propaganda will have a greater effect. It doesn’t seem that far-fetched compared to some of the other stuff folks are hearing from domestic propagandists,” Obama said.

“To the extent that our political dialogue is such that everything is under suspicion, everybody’s corrupt and everybody is doing things for partisan reasons, and all of our institutions are, you know full of malevolent actors, and if that’s the story that is being put out there, then when a foreign government introduces that same argument, with facts that are made up, voters who have been listening to that stuff for years, who have been getting that stuff every day from talk radio or other venues, they’re going to believe it.”

As they should, especially if it’s true.

[Comment: Roll up. Roll up. An amazing wonder. See the bankster puppet move. See the bankster puppet talk.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Self-Driving Uber SUVs Caught Running Red Lights in San Francisco

Self-driving Uber SUVs Caught Running Red Lights in San Francisco One of Uber’s controversial self-driving cars in San Francisco was caught on camera running a red light hours after the vehicles were launched. Uber put its fleet of self-driving Volvo SUVs on the streets of San Francisco Wednesday morning, and mere hours later a Luxor Cab’s dashboard camera recorded one of the vehicles blowing through a red light in front of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

The Attempt to Steal the Presidency From Donald Trump

I’d hoped they would go away: the unsupported allegations that for all intents and purposes Russian hackers hijacked the November 8 election. Even though not even the FBI has endorsed these allegations, and there is doubt within the ranks of the agencies themselves over “fuzzy” and “ambiguous” CIA conclusions, yet another official narrative is falling into place, trumpeted within the halls of government and from all mainstream media outlets — and an extremely dangerous one at that!

I am getting the impression, observing day by day, this is worse than I imagined it would be. I’d thought, following a federal judge’s declaration the other day, that the adults would prevail. Now, I am not so sure. For starters, Electoral College electors, especially in swing states, are being bullied and harassed 24/7! Some are reporting having received death threats! Their names and contact information have been made publicly available on websites put up by irresponsible left wingers! Some electors now fear for their safety and the safety of their families!…

Trump’s real enemies are the globalists, the superelite, not American leftists most of whom cannot think their way out of wet paper sack. The globalist superelite cannot be properly described as either “left” or “right.” Worship of money and unbridled power have no ideology. Globalists make nice with Communists, or for that matter, with Fascists, if doing so will advance their goals. They place no value on individual human lives, which they have used as cannon fodder for generations, bankrolling both sides of bloody wars which “cull the herds.”

Make no mistake about it: these people are evil in any sense of the word one wants. Their goal is to establish a global state (world government) that will serve, and be served by, the leviathan corporations they control, and which will be used to institute a monoculture based on mass-consumption, obedience, and systems of reinforcements and Orwellian persuasions intended to (as Chomsky once put it) “keep the rabble in line.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Trump Doubles Down: “Are We Talking About Same Cyberattack That Revealed Illegal DNC Coordination?”

With Obama doubling down late Thursday on accusations of a Putin-orchestrated Russian hack, and going as far as vowing retaliation against the Russia for “its meddling in the US presidential election”, telling NPR that “there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections that we need to take action and we will at a time and place of our own choosing,” moments ago Donald Trump likewise retaliated on his favorite medium, Twitter, when shortly after 6am, Trump suggested that the so-called “Russian hack” disclosed information that was in the public’s interest, once again bringing up the age-old question: if the information is critical and serves the public, does it matter where it came from?

Specifically, Trump asked on Twitter if “the same cyberattack” U.S. intelligence agencies believe struck the Democratic National Committee and other groups was the one that revealed the DNC had been handicapping the presidential primary in favor of eventual nominee Hillary Clinton.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

University of Minnesota Football Team to Boycott Bowl Game Over Perceived Lack of Due Process for Teammates

Update (December 17, 2016): FIRE’s Joe Cohn spoke to The Washington Post and The New York Times about the issues raised by the team’s boycott.

Yesterday evening, the University of Minnesota football team announced its intention to boycott a bowl game after 10 members of the team were suspended indefinitely earlier this week following the university’s investigation of sexual misconduct allegations. Scheduled to play in the Holiday Bowl on December 27, the team’s remaining players are criticizing what they perceive as a lack of due process and demanding both that their teammates be reinstated and that university president Eric Kaler and athletics director Mark Coyle issue apologies.

The Star Tribune reports that the suspensions are a consequence of newly recommended sanctions from the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA), the university department responsible for Title IX enforcement. The EOAA recommended that five players be expelled, four be suspended for one year, and one be placed on probation for their alleged involvement in a sexual assault committed against a female student following a football game in September. However, a law enforcement investigation into those allegations concluded without charges or arrests.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

Yes, There is Still a Coup in America

The left wants to rewrite our laws, redo our elections, and unravel our democracy.

I wrote a piece for American Thinker, Yes, There Is a Coup On in America to call attention to the fact that our government, media, and Washington establishment is attempting a coup d’etat right before our eyes. I pointed out that per 18 USC Ch. 101, Hillary, Clinton, even without an indictment, was legally disqualified to run for President after her mishandling of classified information. I called out the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) as accessories after the fact when they used their positions to cover her crimes and enable her to avoid prosecution, called out the corporate media complex that shielded Hillary from her crimes and served as her attack dog. This cabal openly defied our government, broke our laws, ignored regulations to make Hillary Clinton the Democrat nominee and it was all done in the open for all to see.

Well, guess what, the coup is still on. On November 8th America had a revolution. Millions of Americans went to the polls and elected Donald Trump President of the United States. Trump’s victory went against all odds, flew in the face of the fake polls and phony news/campaign reporting, it was a grassroots move to stop the left and rebuild our country.

The left couldn’t accept defeat, refused to believe it. They’d successfully labeled Trump a racist and bigot, imported hordes of illegals, and had President Obama tell illegals on national TV to go ahead and vote, there would be no repercussions. Then they had outright fraud a sliver of which was exposed in the Wisconsin recount. So how could Trump win? Fact is Trump’s numbers were so overwhelming they overcame the fraud, the illegals, the campaign to paint Trump as a monster. The American people saw the danger and turned out in massive numbers to elect Trump.

But the insurgents can’t give up, they’d come too close. If they’d just imposed Hillary as President, it would be over. They’d have set up an irreversible liberal Supreme Court, instituted open borders as permanent policy, redistributed our money to care for the massive surge of migrants, and driven a stake in our Constitution.

Now granted the election was a big hit to the cabal but they’re still working hard every day to defeat the American people and impose Washington’s will. Dramatic you say? Below are just some of their recent plots to deny Trump the Presidency.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

1 Bln Euro Deal Between Warsaw and Defence Contractor

Largest contract in the history of polish military industry

(ANSA) — WARSAW, DEC, 15 — A eight-year contract for EUR 1 billion. It’s the new agreement signed by Poland with the defence contractor Huta Stalowa Wola (Hsw), according to Radio Poland. The group will provide to Polish Army four firing modules. Every module will comprise nearly 40 military vehicles, including 24 self-propelled howitzers.

Polish government said that the country will keep using “made-in-Poland” equipment for its Army. The deal was the largest in the history of Poland’s defence industry, said Arkadiusz Siwko, Ceo of the Polish Armaments Group (Pgz), which includes Hsw.

The governing party Law and Justice (PiS) is planning to boost Polish economy trough armament industry, according to Radio Poland.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Christmas Terror Attacks in Belgium? 10 Teenagers Arrested for Plotting Bomb Blasts

Ten teenagers were taken into custody Saturday in Belgium for plotting terror attacks on Christmas carnivals in the country, according to reports. The arrests came at a time when the risk of such attacks remains high in Europe and several countries have stepped up their security.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

Devastation is Revealed at Jail Where Prison Officers Were Attacked by Inmates as They Battled to End UK’s Worst Prison Riot in Decades Sparked by a Row Over TVs Not Working

Hundreds of prisoners are being transferred from HMP Birmingham following the riots that took place yesterday.

A total of 240 inmates will be removed from the premises after 600 took over the Winson Green prison for 12 hours.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Justice confirmed the inmates will be distributed to other prisons across the country.

It is thought the riot was sparked with inmates reacted angrily to TVs not working.

[Comment: Note, Birmingham. Suspect this was mostly muslims.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Female Genital Mutilation ‘Parties’ In Britain With Nurses Being Flown in to Carry Out Painful Procedures

Female Genital Mutilation “parties” are taking place across the UK, a charity has warned. More and more girls in Britain are being subjected to the illegal practice as midwives are reportedly flown in from across Africa. According to the Black Health Initiative in Leeds, nurses are coming to the UK to carry out the procedure on multiple girls. Then, they claim, a “celebration” is thrown by the families. The charity raised concerns after NHS figures show more than 8,000 girls in the UK have undergone FGM, reports the BBC.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

French ‘Sex Attack Victim, ‘ 18, Faces Murder Charge After a Man She Hit Over the Head

A woman who battered a man she says was groping her could face homicide charges after he died from his injuries.

The 18-year-old girl allegedly hit her attacker with the heel of her shoe after he continually pestered her in a public square in Bordeaux, in south-western France.

He died a a result of severe head injuries.

[Comment: Let’s see what the jury does in France.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

German Politicians Want €500k Fines Over Facebook “Fake News”

Politicians admit they want to control public opinion

The parliamentary chairman of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD), Thomas Oppermann, has asserted that social media giants like Facebook should be required to remove fake news and illegal posts within 24 hours or face fines up to €500,000 ($522,000).

“Facebook has not used the opportunity to effectively regulate the issue of complaint management itself,” Oppermann said in an interview with Der Spiegel on Friday. Therefore, “market dominating platforms like Facebook will be legally required to build a legal protection office in Germany, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” he added.

German politicians fear that hate speech and ‘fake news’ could influence public opinion ahead of the federal elections next year, with far-right parties gaining momentum on growing discontent with Angela Merkel’s open-door refugee policy.

[Comment: These elites are stupid. Germans can see the refugees behaviour just down the road. They don’t need facebook. People are not mindless drones governments can fill with lies and propaganda. People have brains — – they are now starting to use them. Politicians real fear is the pitchfork brigade once populations realize they have been betrayed. ]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

The Crime They Carried Out Aged 10 and 11 Horrified Britain. Now, As a Judge Grants Them Anonymity for Life…

Will the child monsters who tortured and mutilated two little boys end up living next to YOU?

[WARNING: ** Disturbing Content. ** ]

A judge has granted two brothers who tortured two innocent young boys almost to death anonymity for life using the Human Rights Act.

On that dreadful Saturday — a day that would shock and repulse the nation — Derek Wright was watching motor-racing on television. Then, glancing through the living-room window, he saw a grotesque face peering over the garden wall.

For a second, the retired miner thought one of the local scallywags had put on a dark-red mask and dyed his hair for a lark. When he went outside to take a closer look, the chilling reality hit him.

This wasn’t a prankster. It was a small boy who had been injured so severely that only his eyes and mouth were visible through the caked blood. Gently, Mr Wright helped him inside and comforted him while an ambulance was called.

‘He had suffered so much that I think he was past feeling pain,’ Mr Wright, now 78, told me this week. ‘All he was bothered about was saving his pal, who was still lying somewhere in the fields. He kept saying his friend was dying and someone had to find him before it was too late.

‘The lad was twitching and shaking with shock, soaked through, barefooted, and seemed to be bleeding from everywhere. One gash, below his elbow, went down to the bone.

‘He said he thought it had been done with a sharp stick. But I could see he had been bitten — so hard that the teeth-marks met in the middle. And his neck had been sliced open from ear to ear. Lord knows what with.

‘Working down the pit for 34 years, I’d seen some terrible sights, but never anything like that.’ He paused and gazed through the window, as though seeing the ghastly image again. ‘The boys who did this must have been raised as animals,’ he said.

‘Maybe if that judge had seen what they did, he wouldn’t have allowed them to keep their identities hidden.’

Mr Wright was referring to a High Court ruling last week that was, in the words of the judge, ‘truly exceptional’.

Though the attack, in the former pit village of Edlington, South Yorkshire, is remembered as one of the worst cases of child-inflicted cruelty in modern times, the perpetrators — brothers aged just 11 and ten when they committed this terrible act of sadism in April 2009 — were granted lifelong anonymity.

Now 19 and 18, and recently freed from prison, having served the minimum five-year sentences handed down to them, it means they are starting new lives under assumed identities — while their victims still struggle to come to terms with their psychological scars.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

UK: The Convicted Rapist Paid £2.5million by the National Lottery After Submitting a ‘Deliberately Damaged Ticket — and He Gets to Keep the Lotto!

[WARNING: Disturbing Content.]

Edward Putman, who raped a 17-year-old girl twice after breaking into her home, allegedly tricked Camelot into making the payout in 2009, it emerged yesterday.

The lottery operator was fined £3million over claims it paid out on a fraudulently claimed prize that robbed good causes of £2.5million.

Putman was suspected of having submitted his damaged ticket days before the six-month deadline to put in a claim.

Detectives suspected that the 51-year-old former builder had help from someone working at Camelot.

The suspected scam is believed to have come to light after his alleged accomplice Giles Knibbs, a Camelot employee, killed himself in October last year.

Putman was arrested by Hertfordshire Police last year on suspicion of committing an offence of fraud by false representation, but later released without charge.

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Lukashenko Urges More Cooperation With Iran for Belarus

The belarusian president: ‘No forbidden topics between us’

(ANSA) — MINSK (BELARUS), 15 DIC — Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko urges for a strong improvement of Belarusian-Iranian cooperation, says Belarusian Telegraph Agency.

Lukashennko met Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Belarus Mohammad Reza Saburi during his diplomatic mission in the european country. According to BelTA agency, the belarusian President said: “You know perfectly well and our country knows well that we pay a lot of attention to the cooperation with Iran. I can even say that the coming year 2017 will be a decisive one in our relations. We always declare that we are strategic partners, that there are no contradictions, that we are ready to cooperate in any fields, and that there are no forbidden topics, but the level of our cooperation leaves much to be desired. Even more than that, it is lagging behind our potential potential. We will have to do a lot”.

In the past year the two countries have developed a plan for bilateral cooperation 2016-2017. Lukashenko stressed that ‘it is needed to implement’ the roadmap. The belarusian President invited the iranian President to visit Belarus.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Hindu Student Murdered by Quran Followers for Ransom at Satkhira in Islamic Bangladesh

Minority Hindu College Student abducted and murdered for ransom by Islamist perpetrators at Satkhira Sub-District in Islamic Bangladesh.

Atul Brahmachari | HENB | Dhaka | Dec 17, 2016:: Goutam Sarkar (21), a minority Hindu College student had abducted on 13th Dec and thereafter murdered for ransom. His dead body was found on Saturday morning from a pond near Mahadebnagar village under Ghona Union of Satkhira Sadar Sub-District in Islamic Bangladesh.

Goutam was a brilliant student in BA, Political Science Department of Satkhira Shimanta Adarsha College and only son of Ghona Union Parishad (Ward no 8) member Ganesh Sarkar.

Police arrested five Quran followers viz. Nazmul Hasan, Sahadat Modal and Manirul sana of Bharkhali vill, Saju Sheikh of Mahadebnagar and Saon Molla of Surighata village.

After the recovery of the dead body of Goutam, the agitated local villagers tried to put fire in the houses of the perpetrators, but restrained by the police.

Police told, the perpetrators called Goutam through mobile on Tuesday evening and claimed to his father BD Taka 10,00,000 (US $ 12605) as a ransom on Wednesday morning…

           — Hat tip: Upananda Brahmachari [Return to headlines]

NHRC Must Probe in the Serious Hindu Trauma at Dhulagarh in Howrah, WB

Upendra Bharti | HENB | Howrah | Dec 17, 2016:: Is West Bengal becoming another Pakistan in many places for Hindus, after Milad-un-Nabi riots on Dec 13-14 at Dhulagarh in Howrah, ?

Is West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee trying to suppress communal riots issue by protesting over demonetisation?

WB CM was busy for running fast from Delhi to Lucknow, Lucknow to Patna for demonetization made by RBI and PM Modi… but, one Hindu area at Dhulagarh just within 20 km from her office at Nabanna (State HQ) completely faced Jihadi vandalism and brutality!!!

60 Hindu houses, shops were put in Islamist devastation, put in bombing, arson, torture, looting at Dhulagarh and what not! Worth of Crores of cash, jewellery, materials, water.pump-power.tiller-sewing.machines etc. and other valuables were looted or otherwise destroyed. Hindu temples and women were also attacked by the Allah-Quran followers who came to Dhulagarh for attending Hazrat Muhammad’s birthday rally.

Heavily contingent of police and RAF were sent after the Jihadi hooligans completed their “Mission Muslim Bengal”. Ruling TMC leaders and major portion of Bengal there held nothing mentionable in Dhulagarh, but a conspiracy of BJP there. But why the state imposed Sec 144 for last three days continuously and huge police deployment at Dhulagarh?…

           — Hat tip: Upananda Brahmachari [Return to headlines]

“Not Sending Their Best”: World Map of IQ Drop Due to Immigration

Well, apart from the Gulf states — thanks in large part to coming from such a low base that even subcontinental coolies are an improvement over the natives.

Otherwise, the cognitive impact of immigration — at least as proxied by the differences in performance on the PISA tests between the national average, which includes immigrant children, versus only native children — is almost entirely negative for its supposed beneficiaries across the entire world.

Even those few countries with expressly “cognitively elitist” immigration policies see only the most modest of benefits: Singapore: +0.7; Canada: -0.1; Australia: -0.2.

Otherwise, the only countries not to be significantly affected are those which see little immigration in general, such as Japan and Korea. So perhaps the best way of “winning” the game to attract quality immigrants is to avoid playing it in the first place.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Austria Searches Freight Trains in New Frontline on Illegal Migration

Austrian police have started searching freight trains traveling from Italy at night to tackle illegal migration and avert further deaths after two stowaways died earlier this month.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

German Minister Calls for Benefits Paid to Migrants Parent Cut

A TOP German minister has demanded benefits intended for children of EU migrants be slashed in the bizarre policy which sees cash doled out even if the kids do not live in the country.

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Home Office Gets Tough — But Migrants Pledge to Get to UK Illegally

MIGRANTS sent back to French reception centres by the Home Office have pledged to enter Britain illegally on the backs of lorries.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

Illegal Migration Across Border Reaches New High in November

Statistics released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on December 15 indicated that the number of illegal aliens apprehended at the border reached the highest number since the height of the border surge in June 2014. Last month 47,214 illegal aliens were apprehended — a 44-percent increase from November 2015. Of this total, the Border Patrol apprehended more than 15,000 illegal aliens traveling together as families while crossing the southwest border during November.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

New Paris ‘Camp of Shame’: Hundreds of Jungle Rejects Now in Squalid French Capital Site

ANOTHER squalid makeshift tent camp has sprung up in the centre of Paris, a stone’s throw from the new-style Porte de la Chapelle reception centre, an emergency shelter built to help solve the migrant crisis.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

Britain First Country to Legalize ‘Three Parent Babies’

Britain is set to become the first country in the world to legally offer “three-parent baby” fertility treatments after regulators gave the green light.

The technique, which uses DNA from two women and a man, would allow mothers who carry disease-causing mutations in their mitochondrial genes to give birth to children free of the illness.

[Comment: Camel’s nose. This insane action will permanently contaminate the germ line and hence gene pool of the society. ]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

New Movie to Praise Margaret Sanger as ‘Icon and Hero’

(LifeNews) Despite founding an organization that has become the nation’s biggest abortion business, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger is being exalted by Hollywood as “an icon and hero,” Deadline reports.

Ellen Feldman’s book, Terrible Virtue, which is about Sanger’s life, is being turned into a film to highlight various aspects of Sanger’s work. Producing the film is Justine Ciarrocchi, a production partner of popular actress Jennifer Lawrence, and directing it is well-known actor and director Ron Howard, according to the report.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Trump Must Save Our Children From the Federal Dept. of Education

Children are graded on their activism, volunteerism, commitment to community rather than academic knowledge. Children are taught that only whites can be racist because racism is power and only whites have power.

Today the education system is designed to deform the children’s minds. In this way these modern day Comprachicos are much more dangerous and evil than those Hugo wrote about. It’s much more difficult to see the immediate results of the deformity. Many, even the parents, find it nearly impossible to see the destruction that is occurring. And so the Comprachicos can work out in the open in complete secrecy.

With the creation of the Federal Department of Education there grew a massive industry in mind manipulation. In November, 1992, following the election of Bill Clinton to the Presidency, Marc Tucker, president of the National Center for Education and the Economy (NCEE) wrote an 18 page letter to Hillary Clinton. He excitedly outlined the opportunity the Clinton Administration now had to “remold the entire American system…” He provided a detailed blueprint for a revolution to completely change our nation and its citizens by training children from a very young age to properly serve the global economy.

There was little in Tucker’s plan that had anything to do with teaching how to read, write or calculate. That wasn’t important. Instead it was a plan to control the children’s knowledge base to fit Tucker’s vision of creating the proper global citizen cog. Today, Tucker’s proposal made to Hillary Clinton that fateful day is completely in place.

It started with Goals 2000, designed to create a new system of standards that no longer taught our American system of free enterprise and limited government. In fact, it taught them that such ideas were dangerous and selfish. Then came School-to-Work, which focused on job training rather then academics. It was all glued together by a new method of psychological control called “Outcome based Education.” OBE created a computer database on every child and focused on mental, psychological and behavioral evaluations. The data bases were made available to the schools, the government and future employers. Teachers were designated as counselors to decide if problem children needed drugs to control their behavior. Ritalin over use was born. A system called “Transition” was employed which featured small groups of children sharing their thoughts, feelings, and opinions. Transition contains no academic significance whatsoever. It contains tactics such as role playing. Its purpose is to strip search the students for their ideas and attitudes so that a special personal curriculum can be created to assure those attitudes, such as love of family or country, for example, can be systematically deleted. It slowly trains them to not question authority.

Today, the new term is Common Core. It simply encompasses all of these forerunners to the plan to remold American education, and ultimately change American culture by dictating the thought and belief process of its citizens. The indoctrination of the children is now in full swing…

The bottom line for all of this mumbo jumbo is that children have been designated to be patients that are sick and in dire need of cure. If they believe they are unique individuals; if they love their families; believe their nation is a bastion of freedom; love God; etc. then they are deemed unhealthy, deluded and in urgent need of care.

The “curriculum” that now surrounds them drills home the need to openly seek to change the world in areas such as health care, climate regulation, and “sexual politics.” Children are graded on their activism, volunteerism, commitment to community rather than academic knowledge. Children are taught that only whites can be racist because racism is power and only whites have power. American civics is ignored. Our founding ideas are dismissed as organized slavery controlled by the rich. Capitalism is evil. Wealth must be destroyed. Government control is the answer to all questions. These things, the children are assured, are the proper attitudes, values and beliefs. And it is their duty as citizens of the world to not only promote and carry out such ideas, but to consider any contrarian thoughts as evil, and to be stopped at all costs. These are the children of today.

In my book ERASE, I write of a process called “Globally Acceptable Truth.” This is an actual policy promoted through the United Nations. It advocates that the reason we have war, poverty and strife is because there is too much knowledge in the world. That, we are told, forces people to struggle to understand too many ideas in order to make decisions for their lives. It’s just too much to of a burden to live under. It’s the reason, we are told, that so many are failing today. They just can’t take the stress of life. So under Globally Acceptable Truth, these decisions are made for them making their lives less stressful. That is the purpose of today’s education system.

[Comment: Recommended reading.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

2 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/17/2016

  1. Well, we know jennifere Lawrence actress is a Left-wing dummy; but Ron Howard producing a pro-baby killing movie about Sanger, a woman lionized by the KKK? That’s depraved, if true.

  2. A century ago, American public education was the envy of the world. Now it is a laughing stock.

    The cure includes eliminating the unionization of teachers and abolition of the Bachelor of Education degree, exactly as we eliminated the Bachelor of Medicine a century ago, and for the same reasons.

    The BEd degree is a canard, a method for underachievers to obtain lifetime sinecures while escaping the burden of an actual university education.

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