Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/27/2017

Early this morning a young woman was walking along a trail near the Metro station in Vienna, Virginia, when she was stabbed in the neck from behind without any warning. Her injuries are not life-threatening, and she is recovering in the hospital. Fairfax County police are looking for her assailant, who is described as a young man with a black hooded shirt pulled up over his head, of an indeterminate race, but possibly Hispanic.

In other news, the House of Representatives appropriated a down payment of $1.6 billion to build the wall along the southern border as proposed by President Trump.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, Charles Low, Dean, Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, Samuel, Upananda Brahmachari, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Italians Earn Less Than 20 Years Ago — IMF
» Despite Climate Alarmism, Global Sea Levels Fell Last Year
» FBI Warned to Retrieve Documents Removed Unlawfully by Fired FBI Director
» FDA Protects Americans From Amish Salve
» Google Just Changed Search Results for ‘Jihad’, ‘Sharia’ And ‘Taqiyya’
» House Judiciary Committee Officially Approves Effort to Launch Investigation of Comey, Lynch
» NASA Confirms Falling Sea Levels for Two Years Amidst Media Blackout
» President Trump: ‘In America We Don’t Worship Government — We Worship God!’
» Psych Group Urges Members to “Speak Openly” About Trump’s Mental Health
» Public Schools Are Brainwashing Factories for Children
» Something Strange is Happening at MSNBC
» Twitter Fails to Grow Its Audience — Again
» What Has Happened to Minneapolis?
» Woman Stabbed on Trail Near Vienna Metro Station
» Woman Stabbed Near Vienna Metro Station
» Woman Stabbed, House Set on Fire
» Woman Stabbed on Path in Fairfax
Europe and the EU
» Antidepressants Linked to Murders and Murderous Thoughts
» Catalan MPs Vote Disputed Reform to Pave Way for Referendum
» Charlie Gard’s Parents Give Up — and You’re Next
» STX Shipyard: France Will Nationalize St-Nazaire
» Sweden Fights for Survival as No-Confidence Vote Resurfaces
» Swedish Opposition Announces No-Confidence Motion Against Three Government Ministers
» The Biggest Data Leak in Swedish History Was Also the Most Avoidable
» UK: Girl: 15, is Raped by Two Men Including One She Flagged Down for Help
» UK: Hero Shoppers Tackle Man, 53, Who Tried to Snatch a Five-Year-Old Girl From Her Screaming Mother Outside Primark
» UK: Muslim Gang Rampaged Through Liverpool Attacking Strangers Because They Were White “Non-Muslims”
Middle East
» Breaking: U.S. Warns the World About 19,000 ISIS Fighters on the Loose
» Watch: Tucker Carlson and Tulsi Gabbard Break Down Trump’s Decision to Stop Arming Al Qaeda in Syria
South Asia
» OIC Supports Separatism in Kashmir, India Protests
Latin America
» Venezuela Bans Protests Nationwide as Constitutional Referendum Approaches
» Italy Ponders Libyan Request for Help in Fighting Trafficking
» Migrant Crisis — Hungary and Slovakia Hit Back Against ECJ Refugee Ruling
» The Latest: House OKs $1.6 Billion Down Payment for Trump’s Wall
» Turkish Cypriots Release Anti-Migrant Europe Boat Crew
» Twenty-Time Deported Illegal Alien Arrested for Sexually Assaulting 65-Year-Old Woman in Portland
Culture Wars
» Coulter: Pretty White Australian Girls’ Lives Matter
» Facebook Claims Transgenders a “Protected Class” Like Race
» Marxist Group Disbands Because Members Were Too Rich, White
» The Tower of Gender Babble
» They Really Are Insane, No Kidding

Italians Earn Less Than 20 Years Ago — IMF

Salaries back at pre-crisis levels in decade’s time

(ANSA) — Rome, July 27 — The salaries and wealth of working-age Italian people has dropped below the level of 1995, before the introduction of the euro, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday in its Article IV on Italy. It added that per-capita salary levels will not get back to pre-crisis levels for a decade. It said the proportion of Italians at risk of poverty had climbed to 29%, with a peak of 44% in the south.

Italy is going through its “third year of moderate economic recovery”, the International Monetary Fund said in its Article IV on the Bel Paese on Thursday. But the fund also stressed that there are “significant” risks for the outlook, including “political uncertainty, possible hurdles to the reform process, financial fragility”. It said that after 0.9% growth in 2016, Italy’s GDP was set to rise 1.3% in 2017 and 1% in 2018.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Despite Climate Alarmism, Global Sea Levels Fell Last Year

Despite an apparent increase in climate hysteria among global-warming theorists outraged by President Donald Trump, global sea levels have actually been declining since before Trump took office, according to data compiled by NASA and posted on its website. The official data, compiled from satellite observations, shows that levels dropped from a variation of about 87.5 millimeters to under 85 millimeters over the last two years.

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

FBI Warned to Retrieve Documents Removed Unlawfully by Fired FBI Director

On Thursday a nonpartisan, nonprofit government watchdog group sent a warning letter to Acting FBI Director Andrew G. McCabe reminding him of the FBI’s responsibility to follow the law stipulated by the Federal Records Act (FRA) to recover records — including memos Comey admitted under oath that he intentionally leaked to the media.

The FRA, a law which originally went into effect in 1950 and was amended by President Barack Obama in 2014, makes the removal of documents from the Bureau by former FBI Director James Comey an unlawful act.

Comey who was canned by President Donald Trump, appeared in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on last week and made some statement against former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former President Barack Obama, the New York Times — which he said published “fake news” stories — and complained about the handling of the Hillary Clinton email brouhaha.

Comey also admitted he gave a confidential document about his meeting with President Donald Trump to a “friend” who then gave it to the New York Times, an admitted Trump-hating publication.

The letter from watchdog group Judicial Watch’s President Tom Fitton states:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

FDA Protects Americans From Amish Salve

On June 30, 2017, in Lexington, Kentucky, Sam Girod, an Amish farmer, was sentenced to 72 months in prison. Girod’s crime? According to the federal agents going after him, he made a salve without the FDA’s permission. That’s it! A salve so innocuous that you could make it in your own kitchen. This “felonious” salve consists of rosemary, beeswax, olive oil, peppermint, eucalyptus, and chickweed.

He’s now in prison about 7 hours away from his family — his wife Elizabeth, their 12 children and 25 grandchildren — although Sam has never harmed anyone. There are no victims of the 3 herbal salves he made and sold for over 20 years.

In 2012, someone called the FDA and reported that a store in MO was selling Sam’s products and that medical claims were being made.

The claims turned out to be customer testimonials contained in a brochure about Sam’s products. No different than Amazon reviews, yet, since Sam reprinted his customer testimonials in a brochure, the FDA calls these “medical claims,” which puts Sam’s products under their so-called “jurisdiction”. Sam complied and stopped producing any further brochures.

Then the FDA claimed to have found a MO customer who had been harmed by Sam’s bloodroot salve, which turned out to be false — he wasn’t using Sam’s product.

With so many so-called “illicit” infractions the FDA decided to take Sam to federal court in MO in 2013.

The Amish do not use lawyers as a rule and Sam did not. Because he barely presented a defense against federal prosecutors, Sam was convicted on all counts against him.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Google Just Changed Search Results for ‘Jihad’, ‘Sharia’ And ‘Taqiyya’

Queries about Islam and Muslims on the world’s largest search engine have been updated amid public pressure to tamp down alleged disinformation from hate groups.

However, activists who have worked to bring about the changes say more work remains.

In the past, users on Google seeking information about the religion or its adherents would be presented prominently with what many criticized as propaganda from hate groups.

That has recently changed.

Google’s first page results for searches of terms such as “jihad”, “shariah” and “taqiyya” now return mostly reputable explanations of the Islamic concepts. Taqiyya, which describes the circumstances under which a Muslim can conceal their belief in the face of persecution, is the sole term to feature a questionable website on the first page of results.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

House Judiciary Committee Officially Approves Effort to Launch Investigation of Comey, Lynch

“This is the most astonishing moment I’ve ever experienced in the Judiciary Committee.”

The House Judiciary Committee has officially approved an effort to launch an investigation into former FBI director James Comey’s leaking activities and apparent mishandling of a federal investigation by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

The new investigative effort, authorized by the passage of the amendment in the Judiciary Committee, 16-13 along partisan lines, digs deep requesting documents and information related to Comey’s leaks of conversations he had with President Donald Trump before Trump fired him. According to the Washington Post, Democrats on the committee were infuriated Republicans pressed forward with the probe.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

NASA Confirms Falling Sea Levels for Two Years Amidst Media Blackout

Most media outlets cannot be bothered to report something that dramatically deflates their narrative. So it goes without saying that when NASA confirmed that ocean levels have actually been falling for the past few years, the media would be more than silent.

As the global warming narrative quickly unravels, and leftists scramble to throw accusations at those who dare question the false data, the media brushes facts under the rug. Amidst revelations of scientific fraud, data alteration and faked “hockey stick” data models, the fake news media remains suspiciously silent over the fact that NASA now confirms ocean levels have been falling for nearly two years.

On a NASA page intended to spread climate alarmism (, NASA’s own data reveal that worldwide ocean levels have been falling for nearly two years, dropping from a variation of roughly 87.5mm to below 85mm. This data clearly contradicts the false narrative of rapid, never-ending rising ocean levels that flood continents and drown cities. The narrative is climate alarmists key element of the climate change fear mongering fiction that’s used to scare gullible youth into making Al Gore rich.

Global warming alarmists might say this is only a “pause” in the rising ocean levels, and that the long-term trend is clearly in the direction of rising oceans. However, these people wildly exaggerate the degree of ocean level increases to the point of absurdity and have been caught red-handed completely fabricating data to continue scaring the public into supporting a non-issue.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

President Trump: ‘In America We Don’t Worship Government — We Worship God!’

Donald Trump just continues to become even more bold about his faith in Jesus Christ.

On Wednesday, he posted a message to Twitter about his faith which has already been liked more than 81,000 times and retweeted more than 23,000 times. I know that a lot of people have complained that Trump is on Twitter too much, but I love it. It gives him an opportunity to speak directly to the American people without having to rely on the gatekeepers in the mainstream media. If I was in his position, I would be doing the exact same thing.

And hopefully we will get lots more tweets like this one that he posted early Wednesday afternoon: “IN AMERICA WE DON’T WORSHIP GOVERNMENT — WE WORSHIP GOD!”

At the end of the tweet there was a link to a video on Instagram that contained footage of remarks Trump made about his faith during a large rally.

Of course many liberals immediately started to freak out when Trump posted this. A lot of them began spouting remarks about how this violated “the separation of church and state” and other such nonsense. And they were already in a very foul mood because of Trump’s decision on transgender troops in the military. The constant abuse that Trump takes on a daily basis is off the charts, and he definitely needs our prayers.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Psych Group Urges Members to “Speak Openly” About Trump’s Mental Health

Speculation over Trump’s health to justify Deep State coup

The American Psychoanalytic Association has released a memorandum to its members arguing they should no longer feel bound by a long-standing ethical rule that prohibited experts in the field from commenting on an individual’s mental health unless they had conducted a direct examination of that person.

“The American Psychoanalytic Association takes the position that psychoanalysts should offer relevant psychoanalytic insights to aid the public in understanding a wide range of phenomena in politics, the arts, popular culture, history, economics, and other aspects of human affairs. … However, the APA expects psychoanalysts to exercise extreme caution when making statements to the media about public figures,” said the statement released to the APA’s nearly 3,500 members by the organization’s executive committee.

The basis for the new guidelines was a “belief in the value of psychoanalytic knowledge in explaining human behavior,” according to psychoanalytic association past president Dr. Prudence Gourguechon, a psychiatrist in Chicago. “We don’t want to prohibit our members from using their knowledge responsibly.”

That responsibility is, according to Gourguechon, more important than ever “since Trump’s behavior is so different from anything we’ve seen before.”

As many “have been stumbling around trying to explain Trump’s unusual behavior,” the Goldwater rule robs the public “of our professional judgment and prevents us from communicating our understanding” of the president’s mental state, according to Dr. Leonard Glass, a psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School.

The new guidelines enacted by the America Psychoanalytic Association directly violate the Goldwater rule, which states that it is unethical for a mental health practitioner to offer a professional opinion about an individual’s mental health, including the presence or absence of a disorder, without that person’s consent and without performing a direct examination.

The Goldwater rule was enacted by the American Psychiatric Association in 1973 in response to an article published by Fact magazine during the 1964 presidential election in which a panel of over 1000 psychiatrists declared the Republican candidate, Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona, “warped,” “impulsive,” and a “paranoid schizophrenic.”

Goldwater later successfully sued the magazine editor for libel.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Public Schools Are Brainwashing Factories for Children

Gov’t propaganda fed to children as “education”

Dumbing Us Down by John Gatto is a book that gives you the red pill on modern education and how it is tragically failing those who have to endure it.

Since I am a product of the public schools in a predominately Democratic state (Maryland), and received a steroidal dose of liberal brainwashing in university, it’s a small miracle that I was able to fully digest the red pill since the whole point of those who educated me was to keep me ignorant.

School is a twelve-year jail sentence where bad habits are the only curriculum truly learned. I teach school and win awards doing it. I should know.

This book is nothing new to those of you who are already aware of the problems in education, but there are a few key segments that I want to share as Gatto offers…

“To keep people engaged in playing the rat race, you have to give them material rewards as young students, priming them for addiction so that as adults they will eagerly take on debt and other hardships to continue receiving more shiny rewards placed just beyond their reach. Public education teaches children to greatly covet the material through the focus on class status, prizes, and the benefits of having a “good job.” When these children grow up to be adults, their self-esteem is wrapped around the gain of material items, making them obedient and compliant workers for the elite class who happens to control what goes in the school curriculum.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Something Strange is Happening at MSNBC

A look at what the rise of Donald Trump has done to liberal media

Mark Dice compiled a video showing how MSNBC has become a bizarre, fiction-peddling ‘news outlet’ with hosts who seem more unhinged on a daily basis.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Twitter Fails to Grow Its Audience — Again

Anti-free speech tech giant continues to struggle

Twitter Inc. failed to attract more monthly users in the second quarter, spooking investors looking for evidence that the company is on a sustainable long-term growth path.

The shares tumbled more than 9 percent in early trading, even as quarterly revenue topped analysts’ projections.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

What Has Happened to Minneapolis?

When I lived in Minneapolis, it was a welcoming town filled with hardworking, honest people with family values. Braving extreme heat, politicians attended the State Fair, shook hands, kissed babies, and ate walleyed pike. We used to stroll around Lake Minnetonka and talk about the local news, how many mosquitos were biting, and how the Minnesota Twins baseball team fared that year. Minnesotans made me feel like family and welcomed me for a home-cooked meal. But according to former FBI agent John Guandolo, life in the Twin Cities is not what it used to be.

Terror struck Minneapolis following a 911 call by Justine Damond, an Australian bride-to-be who was trying to be a good Samaritan by reporting a possible sexual assault. Apparently, the policeman who responded, Somali-American Mohamed Noor, shot Damond to death when she appeared at the window of his car. The facts have yet to be explained by Minneapolis police, who are investigating the July 15 tragedy. But it is evident that some citizens fear backlash against the Minnesota Somali community. It seems that the police officer was not a terrorist, and he is said to be a good citizen who made a serious, tragic mistake. The problem in many communities is an enduring fear of terrorism that unleashes frantic emotions, whether warranted or not.

Tensions are high all around the U.S. as terrorist attacks continue to consume the news. Now Minneapolis is home to the largest number of Somalis in the U.S., with over 125,000 immigrants. Some native Minnesotans are worried about the violence in their community, and emotions run high in some neighborhoods.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Woman Stabbed on Trail Near Vienna Metro Station

A woman was stabbed in the neck in an apparently unprovoked attack Thursday morning as she walked along a trail in Northern Virginia, and police are searching for the attacker.

The woman was stabbed near Sprague Avenue and Vaden Lane, Fairfax County police said. The site on the Gerry Connolly Cross Country Trail is less than a half-mile from the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metro station.

The victim, who was not identified, told police a man approached her from behind, stabbed her and ran away. She flagged someone down for help, and police were called about 7:30 a.m., police spokesman Don Gotthardt said on the scene Thursday morning.

The woman was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say they don’t know why the man attacked the woman.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]

Woman Stabbed Near Vienna Metro Station

Fairfax County police are searching for the man who stabbed a woman walking on a path near the Vienna Metro station this morning.

It happened around 7:30 on a path that parallels Vaden Drive near Sprague Avenue. A woman in her 20’s was approached from behind and stabbed in her neck. She was taken to the hospital with an injury that doesn’t appear to be life-threatening.

Police are looking for a man they describe as possibly Hispanic who was wearing a white t-shirt. Detectives have been canvassing the area trying to find witnesses to the attack.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]

Woman Stabbed, House Set on Fire

Police have charged a 30-year-old Woodbridge man with malicious wounding in a stabbing and fire that left a woman critically injured and three officers suffering smoke inhalation.

Noel Antonio Quinteros-Ramirez was arrested shortly after the 4:24 p.m. incident in the 1300 block of East Longview Drive.

Officers were called to a stabbing and arrived to find the home on fire, said Prince William police Sgt. Jonathan Perok.

A woman in the house suffered stab wounds. She was flown. by helicopter to a trauma center and is expected to survive, Perok said. Two children were present but were not hurt.

Three officers who entered the home to check for more potential victims were taken to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation, police said. One of those officers was released Thursday evening and two remain hospitalized, Perok said.

Quinteros-Ramirez is being held without bond and additional charges are pending.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]

Woman Stabbed on Path in Fairfax

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — A 21-year-old woman has non life-threatening injuries after she was stabbed by an unknown man Thursday morning on a path near Vaden Drive in Fairfax.

The victim says the suspect approached her from behind and stabbed her in the neck, then ran away. He was last seen running toward Blake Lane. The stabbing happened around 7:30 a.m.

She described him as being around 5’7? with a medium build and a light to medium complexion, of an unknown race and possibly Hispanic. He was wearing a black hooded shirt pulled over his head.

The stabbing took place on a path that parallels Vaden Drive near the intersection of Sprague Avenue. Officers and detectives spent all day canvassing the area, and will be out again Friday morning starting around 7 a.m.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]

Antidepressants Linked to Murders and Murderous Thoughts

Antidepressants have been linked to 28 reports of murder and 32 cases of murderous thoughts, in cases referred to the UK medicines regulator over the past 30 years, a BBC investigation has discovered.

The pills, known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) which includes common drugs like Prozac and Seroxat, are prescribed 40 million times each year in Britain.

But an Freedom of Information request for BBC Panorama discovered that the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency had received 60 reports of murders or murderous thoughts linked to the drugs in the past three decades.

Professor Peter Tyrer, a psychiatrist at Imperial College London, has been assessing the performance of SSRIs since they were first introduced in the 1980s.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Catalan MPs Vote Disputed Reform to Pave Way for Referendum

Catalonia’s majority separatist lawmakers approved a reform on Wednesday to fast-track bills through parliament, a move they hope will pave the way to holding an independence referendum banned by Madrid.

The vote came as the stand-off between the Spanish region’s pro-independence government and Madrid reached such heights that opposition MPs have dubbed it unprecedented and an attack on democratic rights.

The reform, passed with 72 votes for and 63 against, means that any piece of legislation in Catalonia can now be adopted quickly, with fewer checks and balances.

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

Charlie Gard’s Parents Give Up — and You’re Next

Charlie Gard’s parents, stonewalled by their government and the Euro-socialist high command for five months, their child effectively kidnapped by the State, have finally been forced to accept that it is now too late to hope that their baby might be saved. They have therefore withdrawn their application to take him to an American hospital for experimental treatment. He will soon die.

There are numerous important lessons to take from this case and never forget:

(1) Socialized health care means state ownership of the individual, pure and simple.

(2) Progressive paternalism is opposed on principle to parental authority — i.e., to private families as the indispensable building blocks of civil society.

(3) Under socialism, even medicine — the ancient vocation dedicated to preserving and enhancing life at all cost — becomes enmeshed in the progressive death cult, according to which individual lives are mere variables in an abstract calculus based on social utility and budgetary value. (Of course, the socialists always find pretty euphemisms to mask their hateful coldness — e.g., “death with dignity” and “quality of life.”)

The final act of this tragedy — Charlie’s parents giving up their fight at last — holds one more important reminder for us, one that transcends the particularities of this sad case and takes us to the very motor of the progressive machine: all that progressives need to achieve their aims is to stand firm against the cry of liberty long enough that finally, inevitably, the cry weakens, its force abates, and society gives up and accepts the next diminution of its freedom as an inescapable reality.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates argued, begged, and fought in court for months to take their sick child to doctors who were prepared to offer him a last-ditch effort at survival. They raised money to pay for the trip and the treatment themselves; they merely needed permission to take their own baby out of the hospital and transport him to doctors who were more expert in his illness than those in Britain and who were willing to try experimental treatments.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

STX Shipyard: France Will Nationalize St-Nazaire

No to Fincantieri’s majority ownership. French Government: “We had to do it temporarily, in order to gain some time”

He is perceived as the “Europeanist liberal” leader of France. Yet, today, as his first important decision in terms of industry, Emmanuel Macron decided to nationalize St-Nazaire’s shipyard instead of letting the Italian Fincantieri get its majority ownership. After tough negotiations with Italy, the President of the Élysée decided to use its pre-emptive right to gain some time and figure out a solution with Rome.

According to Le Monde , “Macron has decided to nationalize STX instead of giving the keys to Italian group Fincantieri, judged as problematic”. The French Minister of Economy, Bruno Le Maire, officialized the decision today, after the man gave an ultimatum to Rome to rebalance France’s parts to be equal, unsuccessfully. The nationalization should be official by Friday evening, one day before deadline for the French Government to use its pre-emptive right. Otherwise, Fincantieri would have officially been the main owner of the French shipward. “The goal is not to nationalize St-Nazaire,” one of the man behind the deal said to Le Monde, “but we had to do it temporarily, in order to gain some time”…

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

Sweden Fights for Survival as No-Confidence Vote Resurfaces

Sweden’s prime minister, Stefan Lofven, defied speculation that he would resign and instead replaced a number of ministers in his Cabinet in an effort to end a political crisis triggered by a government agency’s failure to protect classified data.

“I don’t want political chaos in Sweden, that’s not what we need right now,” Lofven told reporters in Stockholm on Thursday. But opposition parties representing a majority in the parliament soon made clear they didn’t think the steps the prime minister took were adequate.

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

Swedish Opposition Announces No-Confidence Motion Against Three Government Ministers

The Swedish government is holding an emergency meeting after the opposition Alliance coalition announced it plans a motion of no confidence against three ministeries following the transport data leak that made top secret police database available to foreign IT workers.

           — Hat tip: Charles Low [Return to headlines]

The Biggest Data Leak in Swedish History Was Also the Most Avoidable

It’s been described as “the biggest leak in Swedish history”, and it’s easy to see why.

Looking to cut costs, in 2015, the Swedish Transport Agency (STA) outsourced the management of its database and IT infrastructure to two companies — IBM in the Czech Republic, and NCR in Serbia.

Given the sensitivity of the data, it should have only really been accessed by authorized personnel. But the STA was eager to deploy the system, ostensibly to save money on labor costs, and it bypassed vital security checks that would have otherwise prevented Czech and Serbian techies from working on the system.

Per Infosecurity Magazine, the database contained:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

UK: Girl: 15, is Raped by Two Men Including One She Flagged Down for Help

A double manhunt is under way after a 15-year-old girl was raped by two different attackers, including a man she flagged down for help.

Detectives said the teenager was first assaulted in a secluded part of Birmingham’s Witton railway station, near the Aston Villa football ground, some time between 7pm on Tuesday and 2am the following morning.

The victim had walked to the station with her friend, but was led away by a man who approached her.

Shortly after that attack, the girl walked out of the station and flagged down a passing vehicle to ask for help.

However, after getting in the car she was then raped a second time by another man.

A major investigation, involving detectives from both British Transport police and West Midlands police, is now under way to try to identify both attackers and appeal for witnesses.

The first attacker is described as Asian with light skin and brown eyes, and was of a skinny build and about 6ft tall.

He was wearing a tracksuit top and bottoms, black trainers and was in his early 20s.

The second attacker is also described as Asian, in his early 20s, 5ft 6in or 5ft 7in tall, and of large build with a tight-cropped beard, and was wearing a blue jumper and black jeans…

           — Hat tip: Samuel [Return to headlines]

UK: Hero Shoppers Tackle Man, 53, Who Tried to Snatch a Five-Year-Old Girl From Her Screaming Mother Outside Primark

Shoppers have told of the horrifying moment a ‘stranger’ snatched a five-year-old girl from her screaming mother outside a city centre Primark.

Shocked witnesses described a ‘tug of war’ between the mother and the man, before three or four passers-by rushed forward to hold him down.

Police arrived by the store on Market Street, Manchester, at just after 6.50pm on Wednesday and arrested the man on suspicion of attempted child abduction.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

UK: Muslim Gang Rampaged Through Liverpool Attacking Strangers Because They Were White “Non-Muslims”

One witness feared the men were ISIS extremists and counter-terrorism officers later raided the three men’s homes

A gang of Muslim men rampaged through Liverpool city centre attacking strangers because they were white “non-Muslims”.

One witness feared Amin Mohmed, Mohammed Patel and Faruq Patel were ISIS terrorists.

The drunken yobs targeted three unknown men before Mohmed, 24, and Mohammed, 20, set upon Gary Bohanna when he revealed he was Christian.

Laughing Faruq, 19, who was not convicted of a racial or religious motive, then filmed Mohmed punching St Helens councillor Paul Lynch to the ground, as his terrified girlfriend tried to protect him.

           — Hat tip: Vlad Tepes [Return to headlines]

Breaking: U.S. Warns the World About 19,000 ISIS Fighters on the Loose

ISIS may be under pressure in Syria and Iraq, but that may mean greater threats outside the immediate combat zone, which has fueled worries by Western officials. As a result, the United States has compiled a list that it’s circulating to other countries of 19,000 ISIS foreign fighters presumed to be on the loose.

Meanwhile, Interpol also has a list of 173 potential ISIS suicide bombers that may be targeting Europe.

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

Watch: Tucker Carlson and Tulsi Gabbard Break Down Trump’s Decision to Stop Arming Al Qaeda in Syria

The United States’ foreign policy in Syria will likely go down in history as the most hypocritical policy ever enforced by our government. After 9/11 the US government eviscerated our privacy rights, militarized our law enforcement agencies, groped us at the airport, and waged multiple wars that cost thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars, all in the name of fighting terrorism. Then when the Syrian Civil War erupted, our government turned around and began arming self-proclaimed Al-Qaeda terrorists in the region, and called them “freedom fighters.”

Fortunately this utterly stupid covert program was ended by Donald Trump last week. The media responded by saying that Trump had leaked state secrets by admitting the program exists (though pretty much anyone who bothered to research the subject has known it was real for years), and that he was appeasing Russia by ending the program.

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbards, who tried to pass the Stop Arming Terrorists Act in Congress, and who has been fierce a critic of the CIA’s attempts to arm rebels in Syria, recently spoke with Tucker Carlson. They broke down the insanity of this program, as well as the media’s ridiculous reaction to Trump’s decision to end the program.

[Comment: The way the media responded to ending this program is proof that lamestream media is nothing but a propaganda arm of the elite globalists. Media misinforms and emotionally triggers viewers (so they can’t think logically) in order to advance the globalist agenda of their masters.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

OIC Supports Separatism in Kashmir, India Protests

UN must cease its affiliation to OIC.

Upendra Bharti | HENB | New Delhi | July 25, 2017:: In a very lazy move, India on Tuesday said the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)+ had no locus standi in the country’s internal affairs after the apex political organisation of 57 Islamic Countries or Islam influenced countries demanded that New Delhi must implement the UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir, in order to, “supporting the people of Jammu and Kashmir in their struggle to achieve their legitimate rights, in particular the right to self-determination and Human Rights.”

At the same time, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)? of India termed the resolutions as ‘incorrect’ and ‘misleading’. India’s response came to surface just after a fortnight when OIC passed its resolution on Kashmir.

The OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir met on 10th July 2017 at the Ministerial level on the sidelines of the 44th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers in Abidjan, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire.

In his opening remarks during the Contact Group meeting, OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen (Saudi Arabia) highlighted the OIC’s activities in dealing with the question of Jammu and Kashmir…

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Venezuela Bans Protests Nationwide as Constitutional Referendum Approaches

Just days away from a national vote to decide the delegates who will rewrite Venezuela’s constitution, President Nicolas Maduro’s government is trying a new method of clamping down on popular unrest: a complete ban on demonstrations nationwide for the next five days.

“It is prohibited throughout all national territory, all public meetings and demonstrations, gatherings and other similar acts that might disturb the electoral process,” Interior Minister Néstor Reverol announced Thursday on state-run media, according to a CNN translation.

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Italy Ponders Libyan Request for Help in Fighting Trafficking

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni says sending Italian naval units to help Libya’s coast guard could be a “turning point” in combating migrant trafficking.

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Migrant Crisis — Hungary and Slovakia Hit Back Against ECJ Refugee Ruling

EASTERN European countries today launched a furious fightback against EU judges insisting they will “never” accept any ruling forcing them to accept migrant quotas.

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The Latest: House OKs $1.6 Billion Down Payment for Trump’s Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House’s $788 billion spending measure (all times local):

The Republican-led House has voted to make a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump’s long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The vote was 230-196. Republican leaders avoided voting directly on the divisive issue Thursday. Instead, they tucked the wall provision into a broader procedural vote.

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Turkish Cypriots Release Anti-Migrant Europe Boat Crew

Turkish Cypriot authorities on Thursday released the captain and crew of a boat hired by far-right activists to prevent would-be migrants from reaching Europe, local media reported.

Kibris Postasi reported earlier that the captain, his second-in-command, the vessel’s owner and seven crew members had been detained over accusations of “using and publishing false documents”.

The arrests came after Turkish Cypriot authorities stopped their vessel, the “C-Star”, at the port of Famagusta on Tuesday.

But BRT television said the crew were released for lack of evidence and their boat would be allowed to set out to sea later on Thursday.

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Twenty-Time Deported Illegal Alien Arrested for Sexually Assaulting 65-Year-Old Woman in Portland

He then went on to assault another woman and commit multiple break-ins before finally being caught while running from police.

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Coulter: Pretty White Australian Girls’ Lives Matter

Leftists push anti-Islamophobia agenda after Somali kills innocent woman

There are nearly 2 billion Muslims in the world, amounting to a quarter of the world’s population, controlling 50 countries.

The English-speaking world is about a fifth that size and constitutes a dwindling majority in about a half-dozen countries. But, somehow, no matter how the story is written, Muslims always get to play the victim, and Anglo-Saxons are cast as the aggressors.

That’s why a Somali cop’s fatal shooting of a pajama-clad Good Samaritan has gone directly into the “Be Nice to Muslims!” file, rather than the “Why Are All These Somalis Here?” file. (Answer: Because of an earlier mistake with excessive Scandinavian immigration.)

I can’t help noticing that it was precisely the “Be Nice to Muslims!” dictate that put this Somali nincompoop on the police force in the first place.

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Facebook Claims Transgenders a “Protected Class” Like Race

Skepticism of gender identity no different than racism, Facebook claims

Facebook is demanding Infowars take down a post using the terms “tranny” and “cross dressers,” which underscores how social media is trying to dictate what is “accepted” speech because free expression is a threat to the power elites who control social media.

In an email to Infowars, a Facebook representative claimed that “gender identity” is a “protected characteristic,” despite the fact the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlines protected classes, only covers “race, color, religion, sex or national origin.”

“We don’t allow hate speech on Facebook, which means we delete posts that attack people based on protected characteristics like race and gender identity,” she wrote. “Slurs, like the word tranny, are considered hate speech unless they are being used self-referentially.”

Notice how she’s trying to equate “gender identity” with race, as if being skeptical of someone’s self-chosen “gender” is no different than racism.

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Marxist Group Disbands Because Members Were Too Rich, White

A Marxist student group at Swarthmore College disbanded itself earlier this year after realizing that its members were too rich and too white to be real commies.

According to screenshots confidentially provided to Campus Reform by an individual with access to the group’s private Facebook page, the demise of the Swarthmore Anti-Capitalist Collective (SACC) came in the wake of a farewell letter from a member who had decided the group could never be an effective proponent of “unproblematized anticapitalist politics” due to its “history of abuse, racism, and even classism.”

“From my understanding SACC disbanded because they realized the makeup and tactics of their group was at odds with their espoused principles,” Swarthmore Conservative Society President Gilbert Guerra told Campus Reform. “Their main support base was middle-upper class white kids who enjoy jogging.”

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The Tower of Gender Babble

The term “gender” is a dehumanizing obfuscation created for political purposes.

In great civilizations of the West, political power reorganized around cults of self-worship. They did not merely reject their Judeo-Christian heritage, but came to reject the idea of God altogether. Without the moral authority of theistic religion, egoism runs wild among materialistically comfortable people, and the confining aspects of consciousness such as anger, lust, and greed, assume egoistic dominance. In particular, the instinctual experience of sexuality is deified. Methods of self-control such as marriage are debased, and instinct becomes the client of legal entitlements and political power.

This is the impetus of the political obsession called lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender. The ego is never satisfied with equality, but strives for dominance. The lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender inundation has always been about the destruction of the Judeo-Christian religions and political dominance for minority, variant, and deviant sexuality.

Of the four horsemen — lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender — the introduction of the term “gender” is entirely an artifact of the anti-God reformation. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual can be conflated into homosexual/bisexual behaviors and consciousness. Whether or not it is the proper role of government to promote special rights for these lust stylings, at least the words “homosexuality” and “bisexuality” refer to objective psychological realities. The term “gender,” however, is a dehumanizing obfuscation created for political purposes. The gender hoax is again casting proud people into balal.

There is no such thing as human “genders.” Homosexuality is not “homogender attraction,” nor is bisexuality “bigenderism.” The term “gender” is recently concocted politico-babble of the anti-God, anti-natural belief catastrophe. The goal of mid-20th-century feminism was to establish the delusion that there are no significant functional differences between the two sexes.

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They Really Are Insane, No Kidding

Last week the Advertising Standard Authority, an agency of the United Kingdom’s government, decreed a ban on all “gender stereotypes” in advertising, on the grounds that these might do real harm to people by leading to “unfavorable gender outcomes,” whatever the deuce those might be. There must be, in advertising, no acknowledgement of any differences at all between men and women, which ought to make it rather a challenge to create a sane commercial. Maybe replace the actors with, oh, shadows, or robots, that speak with sexless, computer-generated voices?

So we have the humanists, presumed to be the smartest people in the world, fleeing from one of the basic constituents of being human. Next they’ll resent being mammals: it will be denounced as an affront of Social Justice.

Here in America we have Bill Nye the Science Guy, former kids’ TV star, now one of The Wise, declaring that all us old Climate Change deniers will just have to “age out”-die off, he explains-before he and John Kerry and their buddies can take meaningful action to Save The Planet from Global Warming Etc. Another humanist who has a serious beef with humanity. By “action” he means giving government sweeping new powers to control and regulate every aspect of our lives. That probably means we won’t have toilet paper.

Again Britain is already on board with growing the government. Last week they sent a whole team of agents to shut down a five-year-old girl’s sidewalk lemonade stand. And that’s just their warmup tosses. They’ve got plenty more where that came from.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

12 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/27/2017

  1. “Despite Climate Alarmism, Global Sea Levels Fell Last Year”

    I would warn all of the readers about the possibility, that we are not experiencing global warming but global cooling – and that we should act accordingly.

    The reason being the mass of the oceans should decrease as they get colder – and that is what we see with the sea level. On top of that, we are getting unusual cold events like snow last month in Russia – but the “signs of cooling” are so numerous it is hard to ignore them.

    • I agree. When ‘scientists’ cannot venture into the North or South Poles during the winter months because of accumulating ice that prevents them from breaking through it because it becomes so thick, then it should be only too obvious that all that ice has to come from somewhere.

  2. Note to Americans and others with respect to the perpetrators of the double rape of a young girl in Birmingham, England: ‘Asian’ is the UK term for persons from India and Pakistan. Thus, the mass grooming and abuse of white girls by Pakistani Muslims in Rotherham, England, since the 1980s was by ‘Asians’.

  3. IMO, and this is mainly from my own experience and observations, psychoanalysis has had far too much gravitas accorded to it as a medical and psychological remedial tool that the available evidence would suggest is not earned.

    The Goldwater Rule being a prime example of how a psuedo-medical ‘profession’ can act in collusion to bring about the results that their ‘in house’ research and goals have them aspiring to achieve – such as attempting to ‘medically assess’ the current sitting President.

    There is much to condemn the reliance by Courts, the medical profession and other entities on a psuedo-medical system that has diagnosed so many new ‘mental illnesses’ over the fast five decades with which to prescribe the new ‘wonder drugs’ specifically designed for such ‘illnesses’ that have now been linked to actually causing mental illness. Illnesses that have produced the violent symptoms that are so readily evidenced in mass shootings and other forms of violent behaviour, yet no one it seems is prepared to call it all out for what it is – just another massive fraud being perpetrated on the gullible.

  4. What happened to Minneapolis?

    The churches are paid by the Federal government to settle the Somalis and so the Lutheran CEO now makes a heap of money! But the modern church has deteriorated into a PC human rights lobby and no longer believes in its core mission – to bring spiritual redemption.

    Most Somalis do not want to integrate because they are Muslim. Mosques are funded with ME oil money and during Obama’s administration it was almost impossible to stop them.

    The writer failed to mention the terror attack at St Cloud Mall a few years ago where a Somali jihadi was only stopped in his rampage by an armed off-duty police officer, whom he had lunged towards. The Somali is now presumably enjoying the promised virgins.

    The 9/11 hijacker who never got on the plane was from here too.

    Political Correctness is the State religion. So anyone who is not a narrow-minded, blind as a bat, Left-wing acolyte feels completely isolated.

  5. Google’s first page results for searches of terms such as “jihad”, “shariah” and “taqiyya” now return mostly reputable explanations of the Islamic concepts.

    The problem is the Google monopoly. All these new communications monopolies need to be smashed – Google, Amazon, Facebook. Such concentration of power inevitably proves catastrophic, whether its military, political or informational.

    This is the major danger of the 21st century. The concentration of power within a tiny elite which will lose touch with human sale values and pursue omnipotence, as we have already seen with Hitler, Stalin and Mao and as we see today in the ambitions of the UN, the EU and the G-7. They are even angling for a single world digital currency too.

    We have to take consolation in the fate of the Tower of Babel – the pride of its builders was confounded by internal division.

    • I believe the Internet has been planned this way all along. Given that Tomahawk Missile runs on 3D Google Earth since the seventies – or the American monopoly in the world of computer patents: They knew nobody will be able to beat Google in its convenience.

      Lucifer appears bright in his coming.

  6. Ann Coulter, my hero!
    Regarding the Somali-American cop shooting a 40 year old yoga teacher white woman because he heard a noise, where is the outrage? If a man who attends KKK meetings shoots a black person under questionable circumstances, his KKK affiliation would be admissible. When a Muslim kills a female or an Infidel, that Muslim’s misogynistic and Islamo-suprmacist beliefs should be admissible in court.

  7. There aren’t many Latinos, loose in Virginia. However, there are many islamic enclaves in the backwoods, teaching their people, violence.

    Latinos may be illegals, but the general populace are xtian, and do not condone this behavior.

    But, then, you now, it’s easy to mistake an islamic for a Latino.

    • Actually, there are LOTS of Latinos in Northern Virginian — Mexicans, Salvadorans, Guatemalans, etc.

      But there are also lots of Muslims.

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