Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/11/2017

Survivors of the Cedar-Riverside explosion in Minneapolis, along with some of their relatives, have filed a lawsuit demanding damages because of the incident. The explosion and fire occurred on New Year’s Day 2014 in the “Little Mogadishu” area of Minneapolis. Three people were killed in the blast and a number of others were wounded. The cause of the fire has never been officially determined, but the plaintiffs are suing the property owners and the gas company, anyway.

In other news, the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms has criticized the Libyan coast guard for firing a warning shot near its “rescue” vessel looking for migrants along the Libyan coast.

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Financial Crisis
» Prof. Werner Brilliantly Explains How the Banking System and Financial Sector Really Work.
» ‘Anne Frank Center’ Suggests Trump is Gearing Up to Carry Out Another Holocaust
» Caroline Glick: America’s Strategic Paralysis
» CCW Reciprocity Law Can Skewer Self-Defense Opponents, Says the Gun Dean
» CNN Analyst on Trump: “The Government’s Gonna Kill This Guy”
» CNN Boots Pro-Trump Commentator for Offending a Leftist on Twitter
» Google Cancels “Diversity Meeting” After Employee Leaks to “Right-Wing” Websites
» Google Deep-Sixes Jihad Watch
» Google the Totalitarian?
» ISIS Sent Terror Money to US Operatives Through eBay, Paypal: Report
» Islam’s Onslaught of America: Stuck in the 6th Century
» Low Calorie Diet Drinks and Foods ‘Trick the Brain Into Making You Fatter’ And Could Trigger Diabetes, Study Claims
» Missing Denver Man Died in Elevator After Twice Pushing Emergency Button
» Now Hillary Clinton Wants to be a Pastor?
» Okay, Google: How Do You Prepare a Country for Totalitarianism?
» School Board Removes “Lynch” From the Name of Three Schools Because it Was Deemed Offensive
» Search and Destroy
» Senator John McCain, A Modern Day Benedict Arnold
» Survivors of Cedar-Riverside Explosion File Lawsuit
» The End of Government Schools
» Victim Killed in Professor’s Chicago Apartment Was Stabbed Over 40 Times
» ‘You Have Stolen Our Daughter and Ripped Her From Our Arms’: Justine Damond’s Heartbroken Father Fights Back Tears and Slams US Cop Who Shot Her Dead — as Hundreds Attend Her Memorial
Europe and the EU
» Former UK Police Chief: Islamist Terror Threat ‘Will Persist for 20-30 Years’
» France: Car Attack Sparks Debate Over Anti-Terror Patrols
» Giant Chemical Giant BASF to Restrict Use of Pesticide in Egg Scandal
» Social Democrats Unharmed by it Scandal, Polls Suggest
» UK Journalists to Use George Soros’ ‘Fact Check’ Software
» UK: Nigel Farage Claims Politcal Correctness Allows Grooming Gangs to Thrive
» Vegans Angered as Bank of England to Keep Animal Fat in Banknotes
North Africa
» Egypt Police Kill 3 Jihadists Behind Anti-Coptic Attacks
Far East
» Philippines: Muslim Snipers Open Fire on Non-Muslims From Mosque Rooftop
Australia — Pacific
» British Backpacker, 34, Visiting Australia Charged ‘After Being Caught in Undercover Sting Grooming a 13-Year-Old Sydney Girl to Have Sex in His Campervan’
» John Ibrahim’s Son Daniel Leaves Custody After Posting $630,000 Bail Following Arrest for ‘Transporting Suitcase With $2.25m in Cash to Buy Smuggled Tobacco’
» John Ibrahim’s Model Girlfriend and Sydney Bar Owner Sarah Budge, 27, Is Released on $50,000 Bail After Police ‘Found Loaded Glock in Her Home During Raids Which Uncovered Drugs Worth $810m
» Melbourne Faces Middle Eastern Gang War: Teens, 16 and 18, Shot in the Legs in ‘Targeted Hit’ Refuse to Help Police — After Man Linked to Underworld Figures Was Executed in the Same Suburb
» Neighbours Shocked After a Man, 21, Is Shot Down in Execution-Style Killing on a Quiet Melbourne Street
» Producer of Anti-Vaccine Movie Banned From Australia
» ‘They’ve Flaunted Their Wealth for Decades’: Police Commissioner Says Middle Eastern Crime Crackdown Against Sydney’s Wealthy Underworld Shows They Are No Longer ‘Untouchable’
» A British Charity Have Been Handing Out Rice for Migrants in Calais
» Boom! U.S. Judge Deals Blow to Texas ‘Sanctuary’ City Law Calls for Jail Time for Police Sheriffs Etc.Etc. That Dont Comply!
» Calais Migrants: Drivers Battle With Refugees Desperate to Reach UK
» Christian Refugee: ‘Austria Will Look Like Afghanistan in 20 Years’
» Dozens Dead in Mass Murder at Sea — Shameless Smugglers Drown Migrants
» Libyan Coastguard Fires Warning Shots at Migrant Rescue Vessel
» Number of Migrants Reaching Italy Down Since June
» San Diego: Starbucks Holds Hiring Event… for Refugees Only
» Somalis With Criminal Records Coming to Canada From US, Intelligence Report Warns
Culture Wars
» Good Shall be Called Evil and Evil Shall be Called Good
» Military Transgender Funding is Unconstitutional
» Pope Embraces Abortion, Joel Osteen Caves to LGBT
» Stanford University Course to Study ‘Abolishing Whiteness’
» Fast Facts About Cloning
» Horse Clones Start Heading to the Races
» Skyrocketing Male Infertility May Threaten Mankind’s Survival

Prof. Werner Brilliantly Explains How the Banking System and Financial Sector Really Work.

“During the 20th century, governments allowed the creation of money to become the byproduct of the process of credit creation. Most money today is created by private sector institutions — banks. This is the most serious fault-line in the management of money in our societies today,” Mervyn King, former Bank of England governor — in his 2016 book, The Alchemy of Money.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

‘Anne Frank Center’ Suggests Trump is Gearing Up to Carry Out Another Holocaust

The nonprofit organization shared a bulleted list of items that seemed designed to show parallels between President Trump and Hitler’s Germany.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Caroline Glick: America’s Strategic Paralysis

On Thursday morning, for the second time in so many days, North Korea threatened to attack the US territory of Guam with nuclear weapons. Taken together with Pyongyang’s two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month, and the US’s Defense Intelligence Agency’s acknowledgment this week that North Korea has the capacity to miniaturize nuclear bombs and so launch them as warheads on missiles, these threats propelled the US and the world into a nuclear crisis.

To understand what must be done, it is critical we recognize how we reached this point. We have arrived at the point where an arguably undeterrable regime has achieved the capacity to attack the US with nuclear weapons due to the policy failure of three successive US administrations.

The Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations all opted not to take concerted action against North Korea, instead embracing the easy road of appeasement. All three let the threat grow as they kicked the North Korean nuclear can down the road. They engaged in nuclear talks with Pyongyang that North Korea exploited to develop nuclear weapons and missile systems.

North Korea’s threats and capabilities tell us that the can has reached the end of the road. It can be kicked no further.

Unfortunately, neither the State Department nor the US media seem to have noticed. Rather than consider the implications of North Korea’s threats and its nuclear capabilities, the major US media outlets and Donald Trump’s political opponents on both sides of the political aisle have opted instead to attack Trump…

           — Hat tip: Caroline Glick [Return to headlines]

CCW Reciprocity Law Can Skewer Self-Defense Opponents, Says the Gun Dean

“Enactment of a national CCW reciprocity law could cut the legs out from under opponents of the right to self-defense and send anti-gun proponents packing,” gun policy expert and police adviser John M. Snyder told Conservative Base on Monday.

Besides the Washington Post and New York Times dubbing Snyder the “dean of Washington gun lobbyists,” he is a well-known law enforcement advisory board member for both the National Association of Chiefs of Police (NACOP) and the American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens (AFP&CC).

“It’s time for Congress to move forward with this proposal,” he declared. “President Donald Trump already has indicated he favors such legislation,” he reminded readers. Some initial endorsements Trump received during the early days of his presidential campaign was from the National Rifle Association (NRA), the National Border Patrol Council, and the union representing Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and officers.

Snyder explained: “Such a law would enable an individual who legally could carry a concealed firearm in a state to carry [it] throughout the country. It would enable a man or woman legally qualified to carry a concealed firearm in one state to carry in other states as well. It would under-cut the anti-gun laws of states that are recalcitrant in recognizing the right to keep and bear arms, even for self-defense. The right to carry situation in some ways would be similar to national automobile driving reciprocity.”

“The National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and other firearms rights organizations support some form of this legislative concept,” Snyder noted. “The Second Amendment community is in strong support of this legislation,” he added.

“On Capitol Hill, the framework for some form of national concealed reciprocity already has been set,” said Snyder, who is a former editor for NRA magazines.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

CNN Analyst on Trump: “The Government’s Gonna Kill This Guy”

Phil Mudd’s bizarre on-air comments fluster Jake Tapper

CNN counterterrorism analyst and former CIA agent Philip Mudd said on air “the government’s gonna kill” Donald Trump because he disrespected the deep state.

Mudd subsequently clarified that he meant the phrase metaphorically, but the comments have caused alarm amongst Trump supporters.

“Let me give you one bottom line — as a former government official, the government’s gonna kill this guy,” said Mudd.

“He defends Vladimir Putin, there are State Department and CIA officers coming home and at Langley and in Foggy Bottom CIA are saying, this is how you defend us?’“ Mudd added.

CNN host Jake Tapper subsequently gave Mudd a chance to clarify his comments, remarking, “Obviously when you’re talking about killing you’re using that as a metaphor.”

“Well obviously yeah,” responded Mudd, before going on to say, “People talk about the deep state, when you disrespect government officials who’ve done 20 or 30 years, they’re gonna say ‘really — Vladimir Putin sends officers home and you support him before you support us?’“

Mudd’s clarification was odd because of his reference to the “deep state” immediately after he talked about the government killing Trump.

As we have exhaustively documented, talk of a deep state coup against Trump has been doing the rounds for months.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

CNN Boots Pro-Trump Commentator for Offending a Leftist on Twitter

CNN severed ties with Jeffrey Lord on Thursday, hours after he ignited controversy by tweeting the words “Sieg Heil!” at a prominent liberal activist

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Google Cancels “Diversity Meeting” After Employee Leaks to “Right-Wing” Websites

Mr. Damore’s firing “has made it explicitly clear that any view not left (of) center is not welcome.”

Following the debacle of James Damore’s ‘Diversity’ memo and subsequent firing, Google decided a companywide townhall meeting was necessary to address staff concerns with executives planning to field employees’ questions voted on by their peers. The questions with the most votes would get asked.

A sampling of some of the most popular questions as of Tuesday, according to employees, reflects the spectrum of views on the memo and its fallout.

One question asks how Google will protect female employees who have been harassed online for criticizing the memo. Another asks whether Google lowers the bar for diversity candidates.

Some questions complain about how conservatives aren’t welcome at Google.

And one asks how Google plans to stop leaks to the press.

A person familiar added that an additional top question was: “What can we do to clarify for the entire company that there is one hiring bar,” regardless of race or gender? However, as The Wall Street Journal reports, the meeting has been cancelled because right-wing websites published the names of employees who had proposed questions, raising security concerns…

As The Wall Street Journal concludes, however, Google’s liberalism was clear at an internal town-hall meeting after the presidential election, where top executives commiserated with employees over Donald Trump’s victory, according to a recording of the meeting viewed by the Journal.

Alphabet Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat, who publicly supported Hillary Clinton, called the election results “a kick in the gut.” Executives fielded a variety of questions over the hourlong meeting but none of the questions were in support of Mr. Trump’s victory.

Which makes the following even more troubling for giant tech firm, in the mobile app Blind, where users must use their work email addresses to verify they are employees at a given company, a survey of Google employees reflected the divisions.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Google Deep-Sixes Jihad Watch

For many years, whenever one Googled “jihad,” Jihad Watch was the first result. This was back in the days when Google’s results were based on the relevance of the subject matter to the search and the popularity of the site. But then Google began engaging in social engineering, attempting to manipulate opinion by changing the results of searches to lead people to sites that offered the perspectives it favored. Then when one searched for “jihad,” Jihad Watch became the second result, and then the fourth, even though our readership was steadily rising; replacing it at the top were Islamic apologetics sites with a fraction of the readership, offering soothing falsehoods about the meaning of jihad. Marc explains this phenomenon in greater detail here.

That manipulation wasn’t enough to divert people away from the truth. Now, if you search for “jihad,” Google will give you a whole page full of Islamic apologetics, and Jihad Watch doesn’t appear on the front page at all. Is this because our readership has plummeted? No, quite the contrary. It is because Google is now fully committed not to allowing people to search the Internet, but to controlling what they find when they do. (Incidentally, when one Googles “Robert Spencer” now, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s hit piece on me comes up before my own website bio.)

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

Google the Totalitarian?

Connecting the dots of several recent important developments, Google increasingly is acting autocratically like it has unlimited power and is answerable to no one.

More and more it appears to operate like a centralized, sovereign, virtual-State exercising control over the world’s information, info-commerce and Internet users.

Consider these several Google public actions over just the last month or so: …

[Article from 2009.]

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

ISIS Sent Terror Money to US Operatives Through eBay, Paypal: Report

A terror plot used eBay and PayPal to funnel money to ISIS operatives inside the US, a report said Thursday.

An American-born ISIS operative in his 30s was arrested last year in Maryland when investigators uncovered the eBay terror scheme, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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

Islam’s Onslaught of America: Stuck in the 6th Century

While the world jetted into the 21st century, Islam remains stuck in the 6th century. The Prophet negates all other religions by striking them out of existence and enshrining his own at the top of the hierarchal ladder. His “Allah” stands superior to all other false gods.

If you read into the Koran, you discover incredible distaste for free speech, women’s rights, free thought, personal rights, personal choices and the rights of other paths of faith.

Islam remains horribly misogynistic, and violently sociopathic toward non-believers while promoting oppression and violence. Make no mistake that Islam cannot be divided into “moderate” and “radical” because both move toward the same final conclusion: to convert or kill all non-believers.

With such a violent countenance, one must question the sanity of Western countries importing Muslims into their societies for the past 40 years. Why would 21st century “quiet and peaceful” societies like Canada, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Australia, US and Holland inject themselves with a religion based on violence and endless aggression as witnessed throughout the Middle East? That question will be asked far into history as Islam plays out its violence again women, gays, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, Atheists and any other person attempting to live his or her life according to free choice.

Some “intellectual” created “Multiculturalism” as a grand experiment in latter part of the 20th century. Western countries bought into it. Now that we discovered that it fails at every level, we see ourselves “stuck” with the beast in our bellies that we “swallowed” for the past 40 years of immigration.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Low Calorie Diet Drinks and Foods ‘Trick the Brain Into Making You Fatter’ And Could Trigger Diabetes, Study Claims

Study finds diet drinks could trick the brain into making you fatter and even trigger diabetes.

But diet products that do not taste sweet confuse the brain into thinking there are fewer calories to burn than there are.

This causes the body’s metabolism to drop, storing up the products as fat, claim researchers at Yale University, US.

Senior author Prof Dana Small said: “A calorie is not a calorie.

“When sweet taste and energy are not matched, less energy is metabolised and inaccurate signals go to the brain. Either may affect metabolic health.”

Scientists scanned the brains of 15 people on diet drinks and others on regular ones.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Missing Denver Man Died in Elevator After Twice Pushing Emergency Button

An elderly man who died in a parking-garage elevator had pushed the emergency button twice during an 8-minute span July 6 but got no response despite Denver code requiring elevator operators to monitor emergency notifications around the clock.

Unable to escape the elevator car — possibly because of dementia — 82-year-old Isaak Komisarchik died between the morning of July 6 and Aug. 2, when elevator repair workers finally discovered the body after multiple residents of the apartment complex reported a terrible stench.

When a Denver firefighter responded, the elevator doors were open. Elevator maintenance workers had just found Komisarchik’s body inside the car, Denver Fire Department spokesman Capt. Greg Pixley said.

A criminal investigation confirmed the number of times the emergency button was pushed, Pixley said. Now detectives are trying to determine why no one responded.

“Something is not right,” Pixley said…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]

Now Hillary Clinton Wants to be a Pastor?

How would you feel if you went to church next Sunday and “Pastor Hillary Clinton” got up to deliver the message? According to Clinton’ s longtime pastor, Hillary says that she wants wants to start preaching. Considering the fact that she stands in direct opposition to just about everything that the Bible says, it is hard to imagine her doing this with a straight face. Bill and Hillary Clinton have been fueling anger and hatred toward conservative Christians for decades, but now she is suddenly going to turn over a new leaf? If Clinton announced that she had decided to denounce abortion then she would definitely get my attention, but at this point this just seems like another Clinton political stunt.

Earlier today when I came across an article published by the Atlantic entitled “ Hillary Wants To Preach” , I was tempted to dismiss it as some of that “ fake news” that we have been hearing so much about lately. But it turns out that this story is actually true…

[Comment: she hopes to become a “mega-pastor” and rake in of of cash…]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Okay, Google: How Do You Prepare a Country for Totalitarianism?

1.   Create an Ideological Dogma Immune to Factual or Logical Criticism …
2.   Make Discussion Itself Into an Offense …
3.   Get the Press to Smear and Lie About Dissenters …
4.   Recruit and Reward Informants on Dissenters …
5.   Make Threats of Violence Acceptable, When They’re Against the Wrong People …

Notice one last thing about all of these steps: all of them have already been put into effect on many of the nation’s college campuses, as we saw in the campus insanity a few years back. Now the wave of students brought up on ideological conformity has gone from the college campus to the Google campus, and they have brought this new totalitarian mindset with them.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

School Board Removes “Lynch” From the Name of Three Schools Because it Was Deemed Offensive

Every time that the absurdity of political correctness reaches a new peak in our culture, it’s easy to assume that it can’t get any worse. But if we’ve learned anything over the past few years, it’s that it can always get worse. For people who have their entire identity wrapped up in being oppressed and downtrodden, the limit to what they can be offended by is absolutely bottomless. Which is why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a school board in Oregon recently voted to remove the name “Lynch” from several elementary schools. You can probably guess why.

Lynch Meadows Elementary, Lynch Woods Elementary and Lynch View Elementary were all named after a local family who donated land to the school district in the late 1800s.

In recent years, school officials say they have received complaints from people who are concerned about the name’s connotation with lynching.

‘There were an increasing amount of questions and some complaints from families of color around the name,’ Centennial School District Superintendent Paul Coakley, who is black, told the Oregonian.

‘Our diversity is increasing every year, with families coming in from Northeast Portland and out of state, so [the names] needed to be looked at,’ he added.

The fact that “Lynch” is an actual surname held by perhaps tens of thousands of people and has been around for hundreds of years, was of no consequence to the perpetually offended people who wanted these schools to change their names.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Search and Destroy

Google pretends to be a harmless lamb, but chose a full-size model of a Tyrannosaurus Rex as its mascot. Beware the T-Rex in sheep’s clothing.

Google has acquired far more information, both public and private, and has invented more ways to use it, than anyone in history. Information is power, and in Google’s case, it’s the power to influence and control virtually everything the Internet touches.

[Book published 2011.]

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

Senator John McCain, A Modern Day Benedict Arnold

I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within. —General Douglas MacArthur

No intelligent man ever trusted a traitor. —Marcus Tullius Cicero

Why isn’t the Republican party unifying behind their president? The Democrats unify no matter what, they all stick together as they did for Clinton and Obama, but the Republicans, every time they have a chance to succeed, they squander a great opportunity to demonstrate the difference between them and the commie left. They continually disappoint the American people. The answer is simple, the RINO’s are really Democrats. The problem is, the people keep reelecting them over and over. You can’t keep electing or reelecting traitors and expect to save America…

McCain has betrayed Americans over and over again, and there’s a long list of former Viet Nam POWs who are not at all pleased with McCain. But this betrayal of a no vote on repealing Obamacare, when he campaigned to repeal it, is a slap in the face of our President. McCain took pleasure in joining with Democrats to screw the American taxpayers. He broke seven years of promises, he’s a liar and a hypocrite. McCain greeted Democrats with big smiles and issued hugs to Senators Chuck Schumer and Diane Feinstein.

It was also widely reported that McCain laughingly told democrats, “Let’s see Donald make America great again now.” We have no actual proof that he said those words, but McCain has an evil and vindictive mean streak and there are many who will testify to same…

Okay, people…before John McCain dies and the ridiculous “tributes” to the man make me wretch, let’s remember what McCain’s real legacy is: His father was the Admiral in charge of the Pacific fleet prosecuting the war in Vietnam Nam.

His captors called him “Songbird McCain” allegedly because he spilled his guts about everything so he wouldn’t be tortured in the POW camp in Nam. He made propaganda films for the Communists. Did you know Nixon pardoned him for collaborating with the enemy?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Survivors of Cedar-Riverside Explosion File Lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP)- It’s been nearly four years since a deadly explosion rocked the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.

The 2014 New Year’s Day blast at an apartment complex at 510 Cedar Avenue South killed three people. A dozen survivors Thursday filed suit in Hennepin County, claiming the tragedy could have been prevented.

In 2014, Ismail Adan told Fox 9 he was devastated to learn his cousin was among the injured.

“He told me he jumped from the top into the street and he injured his hip,” Adan shared through an interpreter at the time.

Fourteen people were taken to nearby hospitals. Some of the twelve who survive sustained serious injuries and endure long, painful recoveries.

The formal cause of the explosion remains undetermined.

The twelve survivors named in the suit include either victims or their surviving relatives, each now sues both CenterPoint Energy Resources and Wadani Properties, LLC.

Allegations include negligence, fail to warn, design defects and breach of warranty.

The 22-page complaint maintains CenterPoint Energy’s high pressure gas service lines were inside the complex, instead of outside, increasing the chance of a blast.

The suit also alleges Wadani Properties failed to provide working smoke detectors.

The plaintiffs’ attorney, Aaron Eken, cites at the time of the explosion, there were several “inoperative gas heating facilities.”

Further, the suit alleges aside from the absence of gas detectors, nobody living inside was adequately warned of gas leak risks.

The suit seeks at least $750,000 in damages.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]

The End of Government Schools

When in doubt, cry racism. It’s the left’s go-to weapon when the facts are against them. School choice advocates, then, should be heartened: Progressives lately have had to stoop low, get dirty, and hurl mudballs in our direction, because that’s all they’ve got.

This month progressives let fly three separate volleys, hoping the “racist” argument would somehow find its mark. The New York Times, the Center for American Progress, and the American Federation of Teachers all argued that educational choice is “racist,” rooted in “slavery,” and a cover for “segregation.” (One commentator also blames “anti-Catholic sentiment and a particular form of Christian fundamentalism.”) Worse, they declare authoritatively, “choice” will spell the end of democracy, as we know it…

The message, writes the Cato Institute’s Neal McClusky, is that “private school choice is the work of racists.” We can expect that message to “be a major weapon wielded by opponents of educational freedom for the foreseeable future.”

It won’t work. America’s schools are failing — both the left and the right know this. The expiration date is long past on the left’s stale “solutions” to America’s crisis in education. They’ve had their turn; it’s time for parents to take the reins. In minority communities in particular, parents want choice. They reject the lie that “school choice” equals “segregation” and, according to McCluskey, “survey literature — African-Americans speaking for themselves” — shows they “overwhelmingly” support educational choice. Kevin P. Chavous of the American Federation for Children, agrees: “[T]oday’s private school choice movement has been overwhelmingly embraced with open arms by minority families across the country … test scores, graduation rates and the number of students enrolled in college have improved because of vouchers, tax credit scholarships, and Education Savings Account programs. The vast majority of students seeing these benefits are from low-income, working-class, and minority families.”

Educational choice gives lower-income families the same opportunities enjoyed by wealthier families. As David French writes, “Wealthy Americans have enormous educational advantages. They can afford private-school tuition… They can afford homes in the best school districts. They can employ private tutors and create the most lavish and interactive home-schooling experience. The rest of America? They’re typically reduced to no choice at all. There’s the mediocre public school in the moderately priced neighborhood or the dreadful school in the cheapest district. That’s it. There is nothing else…”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Victim Killed in Professor’s Chicago Apartment Was Stabbed Over 40 Times

CHICAGO — A 26-year-old hair stylist suffered more than 40 stab wounds to his upper body in a fatal attack last month in the high-rise Chicago condo of a Northwestern University professor, police announced Friday.

The since-fired professor, Wyndham Lathem, and Oxford University financial officer Andrew Warren were arrested in the San Francisco area eight days after Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau was found dead last month.

Cornell-Duranleau suffered “lacerations and mutilations to his body, his upper body, but not to the point of decapitation,” Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. He described the attack as “certainly very intense.”

Authorities have said the attack on Cornell-Duranleau, a Michigan native who moved to Chicago last year, was so brutal that the blade of the knife investigators believe was used in the stabbing was broken. When police found him, he had already been dead for at least 12 hours.

Guglielmi said police believe there might have been some tension in Lathem and Cornell-Duranleau’s relationship…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]

‘You Have Stolen Our Daughter and Ripped Her From Our Arms’: Justine Damond’s Heartbroken Father Fights Back Tears and Slams US Cop Who Shot Her Dead — as Hundreds Attend Her Memorial

Hundreds of mourners dressed in blue have turned out to farewell Justine Damond a month after the 40-year-old Sydney woman’s life was cut short outside her Minneapolis home.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]

Former UK Police Chief: Islamist Terror Threat ‘Will Persist for 20-30 Years’

Islamist terrorism will continue to be a threat for the United Kingdom for the next “20 to 30 years,” the former head of Britain’s counter-intelligence and security service MI5 said Friday.

Jonathan Evans, who left his role as director general of MI5 in 2013, described the threat from jihadis as a “generational problem” that will persist for decades in an interviewwith BBC Radio 4’s Today show.

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

France: Car Attack Sparks Debate Over Anti-Terror Patrols

The latest attack on French anti-terror soldiers sparked debate on Thursday over whether troops should remain on patrol around the country after being repeatedly targeted by extremists.

           — Hat tip: Charles Low [Return to headlines]

Giant Chemical Giant BASF to Restrict Use of Pesticide in Egg Scandal

German chemical giant BASF said on thursday it would not reapply for EU authorization for some uses of pesticide fipronil, at the heart of a tainted egg scandal that has set member states at odds.

           — Hat tip: Charles Low [Return to headlines]

Social Democrats Unharmed by it Scandal, Polls Suggest

The Sweden Democrats are losing support with just over a year to go to Sweden’s next general election, while the ruling Social Democrats may be gaining ground, according to news polls.

           — Hat tip: Charles Low [Return to headlines]

UK Journalists to Use George Soros’ ‘Fact Check’ Software

Dubbed the “bulls*** detector” by its creators, the system monitors politicians’ statements through real-time sources such as TV subtitles, in order to instantly provide a verdict on whether what they are saying is true.

[Comment: Much easier than using their brains to discern if politicians actions match what they say…]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

UK: Nigel Farage Claims Politcal Correctness Allows Grooming Gangs to Thrive

NIGEL FARAGE lashed political correctness, arguing that authorises have been put off from investigating grooming gangs in the past due to fear of being labelled racist.

Speaking on his LBC show, Farage insisted that more had to be done to put a stop to grooming gangs.

The remarks came after a court hearing earlier this week which saw 17 men and one woman convicted of rape, sexual assault, human trafficking and inciting prostitution as the city of Newcastle.

The crimes add to the growing list of UK towns blighted by the evil grooming gangs.

Shadow women and equalities secretary Sarah Champion claimed Asian grooming gangs were allowed to thrive because people are “more afraid to be called a racist than they are afraid to be wrong about calling out child abuse”.

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

Vegans Angered as Bank of England to Keep Animal Fat in Banknotes

The Bank of England has announced it will continue to use plastic banknotes containing traces of animal fat, in a move that is likely to outrage animal rights activists.

A row broke out in November when the central bank admitted that its new five pound notes contain tallow with more than 137,000 people signing a petition demanding it “cease to use animal products in the production of currency that we have to use”.

On Thursday, the Bank said that “after careful and serious consideration and extensive public consultation there will be no change to the composition of polymer used for future banknotes”.

Vegetarian Tory MP Henry Smith was one of a number of social media users who tweeted their disappointment over the news.

Some religious groups, including Sikhs and Jains, were also unhappy that the new £5 banknotes contain animal products, with the National Council of Hindu Temples having issued a statement which said the new £5 note “ceases to be a simple medium of exchange but becomes a medium for communicating pain and suffering and we would not want to come into contact with it”.

The Bank said it “had not taken this decision lightly”, and had taken consideration of its obligations under the Equality Act 2010, but reported that the only viable alternative would be to use palm oil which “raises questions about environmental sustainability”.

[Comment: Is this a ploy to try and force more people to go cashless?]

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Egypt Police Kill 3 Jihadists Behind Anti-Coptic Attacks

An officer also died in a shootout in the southern province of Qena on Tuesday, security officials said.

Egypt is battling a local affiliate of the Islamic State terror group, which has claimed attacks that have killed more than 100 Copts since December.

The shootout occurred after a suspected jihadist, who had previously been detained, guided police to an alleged hideout in Qena, the ministry said in a statement.

“As soon as the security forces reached the location, the terrorist elements suddenly opened fire using all types of weapons, which forced them to retaliate,” it said.

The shootout led to the killing of the detained suspect, a policeman who was guarding him, and two other suspected jihadists, the ministry said.

At the hideout, police found weapons and “gold jewellery which was probably stolen from some of the Christian victims” of a previous attack.

On May 26, masked gunmen killed 29 Copts as they travelled in a bus to Saint Samuel monastery in Minya province south of the Egyptian capital….

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Philippines: Muslim Snipers Open Fire on Non-Muslims From Mosque Rooftop

Terrorist snipers were captured on camera firing at state troops from atop a mosque in Marawi City Thursday, boosting reports that the extremists have been using the place of worship as camp.

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British Backpacker, 34, Visiting Australia Charged ‘After Being Caught in Undercover Sting Grooming a 13-Year-Old Sydney Girl to Have Sex in His Campervan’

A British tourist has been arrested and charged with online child exploitation offences after allegedly arranging to meet a 13-year-old girl in Sydney after having sexually-explicit conversations.

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John Ibrahim’s Son Daniel Leaves Custody After Posting $630,000 Bail Following Arrest for ‘Transporting Suitcase With $2.25m in Cash to Buy Smuggled Tobacco’

Daniel Ibrahim (pictured), was one of 18 people arrested as part of the multi-million dollar drug syndicate alleged to be operating in Australia, Dubai and the Netherlands.

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John Ibrahim’s Model Girlfriend and Sydney Bar Owner Sarah Budge, 27, Is Released on $50,000 Bail After Police ‘Found Loaded Glock in Her Home During Raids Which Uncovered Drugs Worth $810m

Sarah Budge, the 27-year-old model girlfriend of Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim will be released on strict bail conditions after being charged with one count of possessing a loaded pistol.

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Melbourne Faces Middle Eastern Gang War: Teens, 16 and 18, Shot in the Legs in ‘Targeted Hit’ Refuse to Help Police — After Man Linked to Underworld Figures Was Executed in the Same Suburb

There are fears Melbourne is on the brink of a full-scale gangland war after the second shooting in Roxburgh Park this week. Three men were rushed to hospital after the latest incident.

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Neighbours Shocked After a Man, 21, Is Shot Down in Execution-Style Killing on a Quiet Melbourne Street

A man has died after ‘a number of shots’ were fired on a suburban Melbourne street. Police said a group of men were gathered in Roxburgh Park in the city’s north shortly before the shooting

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Producer of Anti-Vaccine Movie Banned From Australia

Countries are now banning people just for the simple action of challenging the status quo.

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‘They’ve Flaunted Their Wealth for Decades’: Police Commissioner Says Middle Eastern Crime Crackdown Against Sydney’s Wealthy Underworld Shows They Are No Longer ‘Untouchable’

Australian Federal Police Commissioner Neil Gaughan has warned organised criminal figures who have ‘flaunted their wealth’ for decades that they are ‘not untouchable’ and will be prosecuted.

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A British Charity Have Been Handing Out Rice for Migrants in Calais

BRITISH charity workers are handing out more than a third of a ton of rice every day to feed the growing numbers of migrants arriving on the outskirts of Calais.

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Boom! U.S. Judge Deals Blow to Texas ‘Sanctuary’ City Law Calls for Jail Time for Police Sheriffs Etc.Etc. That Dont Comply!

Senate Bill 4 calls for jailing police chiefs, sheriffs and possibly frontline officers who fail to cooperate with U.S. immigration officials. The measure also allows police to ask about immigration status during a lawful detention.

After the law was approved in May, Texas sued major urban areas, including Austin, El Paso and Houston, as well as civil rights groups, saying they backed policies of non-cooperation with federal immigration officials.

At a June hearing, Sparks asked why a court should declare the law constitutional before it took effect on Sept. 1. He also questioned why he should hear the case when most of the parties were part of a separate lawsuit over the same law being heard in a federal court in San Antonio.

The defendants contended they had abided by federal law and the suit should be dismissed because Texas had no evidence showing it had been harmed by a law not yet in effect.

Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Wednesday he was disappointed with the ruling on what he called an “undoubtedly constitutional law.”

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Calais Migrants: Drivers Battle With Refugees Desperate to Reach UK

THE approach to Calais erupted in violence again yesterday after a brazen attempt to sneak into Britain was discovered by a furious transporter driver.

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Christian Refugee: ‘Austria Will Look Like Afghanistan in 20 Years’

An Iraqi Christian refugee has warned lawmakers that Islamic asylum seekers want to take over Austrian society and without legal intervention, they could succeed in two decades.

The Iraqi Christian, using the pseudonym “Maria”, spoke to Austrian television this week describing her personal experiences with Muslim asylum seekers living in Austrian asylum homes where she volunteered as a counsellor.

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Dozens Dead in Mass Murder at Sea — Shameless Smugglers Drown Migrants

DOZENS of migrants have drowned after human traffickers pushed 300 people off a boat.

Many more Ethiopian and Somali migrants are missing after smugglers panicked they would be caught and shoved them from the vessel into the sea.

The dead were still scattered in the sea when the vile smugglers went back to shore to pick up others who had paid hundreds of pounds for the crossing.

The sickening murders happened along Yemen’s Arabian Sea coastline, the International Organization for Migration said.

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Libyan Coastguard Fires Warning Shots at Migrant Rescue Vessel

Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms has criticised the Libyan coastguard after they fired warning shots near one of their rescue vessels looking for migrants off the Libyan coast.

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Number of Migrants Reaching Italy Down Since June

New arrivals are down in July as the Italian navy ship Tremiti arrives in Tripoli to continue to provide training to the Libyan coast guard.

The number of migrants who reached Italy by sea was 11,459 in July 2017, according to UNHCR sea arrivals data, down from 23,524 in June.

The number is less than half the 23,522 who arrived in July 2016. Nigerian and Bangladeshi nationals still represent the largest groups among new arrivals.

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San Diego: Starbucks Holds Hiring Event… for Refugees Only

Starbucks held a hiring event exclusively for refugees in El Cajon, California on Tuesday, part of its recently announced commitment to hire more than 10,000 refugees over the next five years.

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Somalis With Criminal Records Coming to Canada From US, Intelligence Report Warns

While those with serious criminal pasts represent only a small fraction of Somali refugee claimants, the report said the U.S. removal policy was “posing an increased security risk as some of these individuals are fleeing to Canada.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Good Shall be Called Evil and Evil Shall be Called Good

When I was a little boy growing up in Cleveland my Dad gave me a stern warning. Several times, he alerted me about an impending development. “Before I would become an old man, what I have been taught to be good would be condemned as evil.” In the reverse Dad warned, “evil would be heralded as the new standard of good.” I knew my Dad to be the most honest and straight forward of people. So, I sadly believed him, but secretly hoped like heck, that this would be one of those rare occasions Dad would have been mistaken. Of course, Dad pointed out that that the statement about calling evil good and good evil is in the Bible, so my hopes of it being false were completely dashed at that point.

So here we are in 2017. Unfolding before us is the Biblical prophesy concerning good and evil. It used to be, at the very least, political figures tried to give the impression that they were trying to enforce the law and stand against what was known to be wrong…

Far too many Americans have reversed their view or the general concept of right and wrong. It used to be that if someone ran for president on the promise to restore the economy, protect our borders, rebuild the military and bolster our national status in the world, they would be heralded, by both the media and the people. That was the case with John F. Kennedy, when he ran for the Oval Office.

In more recent years, millions of Americans have been convinced by deviant government school educators crooked college professors that it is now bigoted, racist and downright evil to protect our sovereignty and way of life. Those of us who reject political correctness and embrace authentic correctness are mockingly called nationalistic, because we simply want America to prosper and be strong.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Military Transgender Funding is Unconstitutional

The undeniable basic presupposition of the Declaration of Independence — which transcends all cultures and people groups unequivocally — is that we were Created by God, our rights come from Him, and the single duty of Government is to protect those God-given rights.

Now the authority of the Declaration relies on the Law that preceded all law documents, the Holy Word of God. The Bible declares, “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27)

This text bears witness to the human dignity, equality, and liberty given to man by his Creator in this extraordinary and unprecedented act of love and kindness.

God later ordained that government power would protect these basic rights of men and women, and “that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it.”

You see, government has NO right to go outside the bounds God has set for it. These bounds are what the Declaration calls the Laws of Nature and the Laws of Nature’s God, which we call Revealed Law — the Bible.

As we just read, God created man and woman with no in between or ability to transition out of their sex. The Laws of Nature and science distinguish individuals with 2 X chromosomes as a female, or individuals with X & Y chromosomes, as a male. How then can government be expected to secure God-given rights when it finances and attempts through a so-called sex change to mutilate the nature of the humanity God created?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Pope Embraces Abortion, Joel Osteen Caves to LGBT

RONCO DI CASSATO, ITALY 8/5/17-Pope Francis, our first Communist Pope not only winks at abortion, and sin in general, but gives an apostate the pulpit in the Catholic Church to espouse her views during the service, the first which took place this past July 26th in the Church of San Defendente, Ronco di Cassato.

Emma Bonino has been given pulpit privilege by Pope Francis who publicly stated that she was “among the great ones of Italy.” Journalist David Martin wrote in the Canada Free Press that he (the pope) acknowledged that “she thinks differently than us.”

Francis recommended patience with her adding, “You have to look at people, what they do.” Excellent suggestion. So what DOES Emma Bonino do? Emma Bonino is an abortionist who says she is proud of the 6,000,000 (6 MIILLION) babies she has killed since 1968, a grim-reaper task that she continues to this day. And she is welcomed by Pope Francis to speak in the Catholic churches? Something is terribly wrong with this picture.

Not only is she a murderess, but daily commits extreme sin such as, promoting divorce, homosexuality, transgenderism, same-sex marriage, the abolition of the armed forces, the disbanding of NATO, the liberalization of porn laws, mandatory sex-education, and the Communist insurgence of the west under the guise of immigration. And the pope himself not only welcomes her but allows her to speak to the Catholic Church directly?

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Stanford University Course to Study ‘Abolishing Whiteness’

Stanford University is slated to offer a class this fall called “White Identity Politics,” during which students will “survey the field of whiteness studies” and discuss the “possibilities of … abolishing whiteness,” according to the course description.

Citing pundits who say “the 2016 Presidential election marks the rise of white identity politics in the United States,” the upper-level anthropology seminar will draw “from the field of whiteness studies and from contemporary writings that push whiteness studies in new directions.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Fast Facts About Cloning

(CNN) — Here’s some background information about cloning, a process of creating an identical copy of an original.

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Horse Clones Start Heading to the Races

The polo world has already sent in the clones. They’re likely to perform at the next Olympics, too.

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Skyrocketing Male Infertility May Threaten Mankind’s Survival

Human fertility is in a downward spiral, scientists warn and modern life — with its technological and chemical “progress” — is likely to blame. Female infertility tends to get the most attention, but in this case, it’s male infertility that has made headlines, as recent research shows sperm concentration and quality has dramatically declined in recent decades.

According to the first of two recently published papers, a meta-analysis of 185 studies and the largest of its kind, sperm counts around the world declined by more than 50 percent, to 47 million sperm per milliliter (mL), between 1973 and 2013, and continue to dwindle.

The most significant declines were found in samples from men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, where many had sperm concentrations below 40 million/mL. (Men suspected of infertility, such as those attending IVF clinics, were excluded from the study.) Overall, men in these countries had a 52.4 percent decline in sperm concentration and a 59.3 percent decline in total sperm count (sperm concentration multiplied by the total volume of an ejaculate).

Male Infertility Rates Warn of Impending Human Extinction

According to the World Health Organization, 40 million sperm per mL is considered the cutoff point at which a man will have trouble fertilizing an egg, which means half of the men in most developed nations are near or at the point of being infertile. South American, Asian and African men had no noticeable decline, although this discrepancy could be due to the smaller sample sizes obtained from those countries.

As noted by Frederick vom Saal, professor emeritus of biological sciences at the University of Missouri, who was not involved in the study, these findings are a wake-up call and a warning that “we are in a death spiral of infertility in men.” Indeed, lead author Dr. Hagai Levine, who called the results “profound” and “shocking,”7 worries that human extinction is a very real possibility, should the trend continue unabated.8


Microwave Exposure Is Decimating Male Reproductive Health

I personally believe this may be the most significant factor for the observed decrease in male sperm count. You may not recall this, but it was well known in World War II that radar operators could easily create sterility by exposing the groin to radar waves. Radar is microwave radiation and was the precursor to cellphones that use similar frequencies.

In May 2011, the cancer research arm of the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, classified radiofrequency EMF — such as the radiation from cellphones — a class 2B carcinogen, meaning it is possibly carcinogenic to humans.29 Research also suggests microwave radiation may play a significant role in male reproductive health.

While evaluating studies showing you can radically reduce biological microwave damage using calcium channel blockers, Dr. Martin Pall discovered a previously unknown mechanism of biological harm from microwaves emitted by cellphones and other wireless technologies.30

Embedded in your cell membranes are voltage gated calcium channels (VGCCs). It turns out these VGCCs are activated by microwaves, and when that happens, about 1 million calcium ions per second are released.

This massive excess of intracellular calcium then stimulates the release of nitric oxide (NO) inside your cell and mitochondria, which combines with superoxide to form peroxynitrite. Not only does peroxynitrites cause oxidative damage, they also create hydroxyl free radicals — the most destructive free radicals known to man.

Hydroxyl free radicals decimate mitochondrial and nuclear DNA, their membranes and proteins. The end result is mitochondrial dysfunction, which we now know is at the heart of most chronic disease.

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18 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/11/2017

  1. Male infertility? Good news. Now let’s hope they do a proper study of all the other nations.

    Myself, I think that civilizational stress has something to do with it. Just like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease are largely diseases of civilization, so maybe infertility as well. But if it is microwaves, it should show up everywhere. Maybe it’s both? In that case, all the big cities in developing nations should show a big decline of fertility.

    In any case, it’s mother nature’s way of culling the human herd. When other species over-breed, they don’t starve. Their breeding declines, so that their prey and their ecosystem can bounce back. Why should humans be exempted?

    • No, male infertility among the nations of the West is terrible news when you contrast that trend against current demographic trends in Africa.

      • It did not say that the other (developing) nations are exempted. It just said the sample was inadequate.

        It’s the west that is bringing about the current demographic trends in Africa. More food, more people. Where else do you think the food is coming from?

          • Sending in food then lamenting their population explosion is idiocy. On us.

            You know where we need to begin? With the endless calls to increases ag yields. Cows are falling over because their udders are too heavy, there is milk glut so farmers pour it into manure lagoons, but still the cry goes out “raise the yields!”

  2. Feeding out a third of tonne of rice plus to Calais refugees by “do gooders” to refugees.
    What about the truth about some of those volunteers ! !
    This is sort of kept under wraps.

    The poor girls in other UK cities are also kept under wraps, for decades, as no one wanted to bring the culprits to justice for fear of upsetting a race or actually a religion, to deal with the sordid truths of these situations.
    Can it be just UK cities?
    We know it happens in Egypt, India.
    What about European cities? Americans cities? and elsewhere.
    WARNING Some language is very expressive and crude with some cuss words.
    I did post this before, and if it is too much, then Baron do not post it.
    “”Refugee “Children” & The Women Who Sexually Exploit Them”” by “Angry Foreigner”
    31 minutes 09 seconds

    A summation.
    In some countries it has become normal, and that the age of “unaccompanied children” with cries of “what about the children?”,
    This has been going on for 5 years, but so it continues, particularly in SWEDEN

    The deception and lies, that are woven as power is used to not only abuse people and the “children” but end up abusing their own people.

    First 4 minutes 30 secs facts and data about so called children’s ages when many were really older than 18.
    5 minutes on then the effect on all of Swedish society, young school age, pensioners, and handicapped.
    Then some of the perverseness starts to become apparent from
    5 m 30 secs which shows as “psychosis of political correctness” and the effects of putting “white guilt over commonsense”
    8 m then he shows the costs, and why some make profits from refugees, and comparisons to other forms of giving foreign aid.
    10 m showing the cost of immigration to Sweden and they cut foreign aid
    11 m the “”underage children”” benefit greatly in the Swedish justice system. and to accept “cultural actions” because”cultures are equal” and of course the Dr’s debate ethics of judging the age of these people.
    12m 40 sec then it becomes a “lawyers goldmine” not “humanitarianism but profit”
    13m 30 government feminism defends the system
    14m 25 “batikhäxa” the explanation and then their power with in feminism.
    17m 10-18m warning very expressive and crude
    19 m protests about deporting
    20m 14 – 21m 22 strong expression and h
    22m 30 so many more cases
    23m 12 – a notorious profitable case but the media reasoning is amazing !
    28m 24 -30 Celebrating a rapist murder; that victims are men?. Is this is what Feminism has come too? A tribute, Would you do it forAnders Brevick or Ted Bundy?
    28m 37 Then the reverse, if it was many underage girls, showing the double standard of feminism and media.
    29m 25 #activists, is the call, not that it really is perverts
    29m 34 A suggested solution to the refugee problem

    It is a pity that some language is a bit strong and expressive, even though I understand his frustration, seeing this happen in Sweden for at least the past 5 years and more.

    The thing is that I have also been awakened, and can see similiar patterns even in my country which though not as extreme , is bubbling under the surface, even though it is a different problem. Actually it is extreme as it is regularly killing children here, in a form of violent child abuse, often covered up with culture, feminism, to have more welfare, and because of “poverty”.

    I used to ignore it, “none of my business”, even though I was unhappy about some things, and nor did I really understand it, so I could not express exactly what and why? It was easy to be given fudged formulaic political science human right answers, though not happy, sort of accepted them.

    I did things to help people occasionally when I know them, and if they were seeking help, but not as a ‘soft soak’ as some would want, and how I see some church helpers do..

    It is something like islam, refugees, drugs, alcohol etc. It has to be spoken about. ! ! ! and some so called answers have to be called out, because the actual problem is not properly stated. They are wrong and stop washing and rinsing and repeating again after every incident/death as the media does.

    Nor do I want a talk fest, like from all the university studies and supposed answers and then it seems to relate to feelings.

    Ann Coulter did a brilliant column on woman voters years ago – possibly in the New York Post in 2007. It seems to have been taken down, Google searching brings up tons of lefty sites quoting her and having hissy fits, but not the original article.

    She effectively said the neo-Marxists “long march through the institutions” depended on women having the franchise, to be effective. She claimed that every single loony-left government in western democratic nations political history, was elected by the women’s vote and would not have won otherwise, never gaining a majority among male voters at any time.

    I have tried to find that article that Ann Coulter did about regarding the franchise of women. I think it may mention of the problem has risen as feminism has also pushed abolishing guns and state police protection and day care centres so the state can be an alternative husband.
    [ But that does not satisfy, so there is an ongoing frustration, so always wanting more.
    Just what have we chucked out with the bath water?
    Will switch off now, as I mull more things over.
    Thanks to Baron&Dymphna for the dedication and work you do, in awakening many of us in an overall view of things as well.

    • I think you make some valid points, but I really wish you men would rethink the “women’s vote is at fault” attitude. It’s not helping. And we are not giving up the vote.

    • Vera. Thanks for your support of ‘some valid points’.

      I did not say any where to give up the vote.
      It could be questioned who should even get the vote.

      I was trying to find the original Ann Coulter article and it was her questioning of woman’s franchise. All I can find is snippets of it I think, and then it is derided. I can not recall how it was balanced, if she saw any solution or left it as an open ended question.

      A finger can be pointed at woman’s franchise.
      You are right that 3 fingers point back, so that raises many more questions.

      I would like to think that we are as much to blame, not as controlling or supervising woman, but to have maintained a broader approach in that a “horse bolted” past going with feminism, and used by another ideology.

      It takes two to tango.
      A respect of each others different strengths, and how together, with respect and trust to make things work.
      Not abdicating to the state that has been used as a tool, to pry family concepts apart.

      The Swedish Utube is interesting as it shows feminism to an extreme, that is happening, and hidden within a pattern, in a so called first world country. At one stage “Angry Foreigner” contrasts to it men going out and taking advantage of young girl refugees and hugging them. What would the response be with feminists and media?
      Including the media also shows an overall societal control and perhaps a merging of an ideology and feminism.

      Some actually ask this with “honor killings” the practice of fgm, stoning for adultery, particularly where it affects woman.

      It is that we have seen that we do have tribalism factor, whether it is for a race, culture, religion or a gender, professionals & blue collars, haves & have nots, property & non property owners etc..

      The question is, we may see a self interest and the best return to us personally, but do we weigh up the merits, for the good of all of society, and how we should progress, or is it just must be “my turn”.

      I do find that sometimes I disagree a with a candidate, and even quite strongly on policy, but so long as I can believe they are doing that for all the community they supposedly represent, then I do not feel so bad.
      It is when you figure they are leading for a different cause, than even many of your community, then there are problems and many questions arise.

      I also question just what is being taught to young men and woman, that seems to have an agenda that is going into bureaucracies, media, or am I showing some age.?

      • Simpleton, I quite agree with you. What once seemed like a good cause has been hijacked by people with “other” motives. Third wave feminism is no feminism in my book for example.

        You know, the milder stuff that many Muslims are doing to European girls has been a widely tolerated part of the male culture for millennia. Only lately (and I am betting women’s vote helped!) have serious disadvantages accrued to wife abusers and various perverts and rapists in the western world. Islam is one of the forces pushing back.

        I think absolutely you are right, we both need to work together. because the good stuff that came as part of western modernity is being fast unraveled by people who profit by (or enjoy) chaos and violence, while the bad parts are getting worse. I appreciate your nuanced thoughfulness.

  3. The current pope is a fake, he is not true to the religion. I despise him. Well, maybe I don’t despise him but I feel sorry for him because he just doesn’t get it. Either you are a Catholic or you are not. There is no middle or muddle way — you are in or out. Pope Francis is out, poor thing. I know he means well but whoever voted him in, made a big mistake. He doesn’t have the mental horse-power to run the church in these times of trouble and strife.

    • “Pope” Francis is certainly not a Catholic. He is a Commune-fascist in the clothes of a Catholic Pope.
      The highest ranking defector to the West from the Communist block, general Miheil Pacepa from Romania has extensively written about the infiltration of Vatican by the pro Communist or directly Communist operatives.
      There is no shocking surprise in the observation of the destructive processes taking place in the Catholic World and in Vatican in particular.

  4. Interesting events in Charlottesville today. Also curious that the fellow who tried to run people down appears to be a Bernie bro.

    I forget where I saw the point made, but I think it’s worth reiterating that one of the largest blindspots among the Leftist Western set is that their self-hatred will not save them once they have outlived their usefulness to their vibrant allies.

    Said vibrant allies will not hesitate to engage in mass slaughter of self-hating Westerns after all the resistant Westerns are overcome. That slaughter won’t even be 100% motivated by the fact the self-haters are Western. Part of the motivation will stem from the fact that no one respects people who don’t respect themselves.

    • Don’t draw conclusions about the driver of that 2010 Dodge who rammed people, and then reversed back up 4th Street to Market. He’s been arrested, but his name has not yet been released. The owner of the car, based on the number of the Michigan plate, is listed as Joel Vangheluwe, who is indeed a Trump-hater, based on a Facebook (I think) post that reads: “Trump should have been aborted.” The Cincinatti paper says the car is not listed as stolen. Nevertheless, we do not yet know that he is in fact the man who was arrested. I await the official announcement of his name and the release of his mug shot.

      • I would really like to know who in hell thought it would be a good idea to allow these two groups of idiots to protest in the same place at the same time. Somebody had to get a permit to demonstrate, and later, someone else either got a permit or else organized a counter-protest without a permit. Either way, the powers that be allowed two opposing groups to occupy the same space at the same time. What did they think (want) to happen? Who would you say is responsible for any deaths or injuries that result?

        • The protesters had a permit. The counter-protesters did not. The permit was withdrawn before the rally, due to the violence that had already occurred. The protesters and counters dispersed into the nearby streets. Police did NOT keep the warring groups apart.

          The driver of the marauding vehicle has been identified as James Fields, of Maumee, Ohio. He has been arrested and charged, and is in the Charlottesville jail without bail until his arraignment on Monday.

          That earlier ID of the owner was spurious, probably through mistaking the state on the car’s plate.

          • That’s a curiosity to a Brit (or, I daresay, many inhabitants of mid-sized developed countries); our number plates are issued locally, but identical in format and coordinated centrally, so there’s no duplication. I daresay that if the same system were used in the US, you’d need plates several feet wide!

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