Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/11/2017

The Spanish government has given an ultimatum to Catalonia, demanding that the region rescind its declaration of independence within five days. Spain has also reportedly decided to veto the entry of any Catalonian state into the European Union.

In other news, after investigating 700 asylum seekers, Danish authorities determined that more than 90% of them lied about their origins on their applications, and will be deported.

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USA
» Actor Fired for Being a Conservative
» Al Sharpton Protests ESPN Executive Offices in NYC, ESPN Headquarters Also Protested After Jemele Hill Suspension
» Assange Disputes Congressman’s Story About Potential Deal
» Bannon: Donors Sick and Tired of Karl Rove, Steven Law, Mitch McConnell Losing, Wasting Millions — ‘It’s a New Game in Town’
» Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s it Hacker, Imran Awan, Wiped Cell Phone Clean Hours Before Arrest
» Disgusting Audio is Released of Harvey Weinstein Begging Model to Watch Him Take Shower: “Don’t Embarrass Me in the Hotel… I Come Here All the Time”
» Disney, Weinstein Company Could Face Harassment Lawsuits as Scandal Widens
» Former Teen Hollywood Actor: “I Can Tell You the #1 Problem in Hollywood Was and is and Always Will be Pedophilia”
» Middle East Studies Profs Gone Bad
» Mike Ditka Slams NFL Players: “No Oppression in Last 100 Years”…”if You Don’t Respect Our Country, Then You Shouldn’t be in This Country Playing Football”
» NFL Players’ Union Teamed Up With Soros to Fund Leftist Advocacy Groups
» O’Keefe Drops Part 2: NYT Editor Brags About Colluding With YouTube to Push Political Agenda
» Soda Tax Fizzles in Chicago as Cook County Officials Cast Decisive 15-1 Repeal Vote
» The Congressional Black Caucus Prayer Breakfast: The Great Black Deception
» The NFL Doesn’t Know Who or What it is
» Two Videos That Prove the FBI is Lying About the Vegas Massacre
» Utah Police Officer Who Violently Arrested Nurse Fired From His Job
 
Canada
» Free Trade Deal is a Ruse for Chinese Communists to Take-Over Canada
 
Europe and the EU
» 1776 Worldwide: ‘Czech Donald Trump’ Poised to Become Prime Minister
» After 200 Days of Negotiations, Netherlands Forms Government But Excludes Populist Wilders
» Austrian Elections: Far-Right FPO Poised to Enter Government
» Catalonia Referendum Sabotage: Spain ‘Would Veto EU Membership’
» Denmark Submarine Captain Refuses to Answer Police Questions
» Facebook, Instagram Experiencing ‘Extreme’ Outages as Complaints Pile Up
» Farage Calls Out UK PM: ‘Time for Appeasing EU is Over’
» Germany: Industrial Orders Rose +3.6%
» Italy: Industrial Production Up 1.2% in August — ISTAT
» Madrid Gives Catalonia 5 Day Ultimatum to Clarify if it Declared Independence
» Swedistan: Airport Emergency After ‘Mother of Satan’ Explosive Found in Luggage
» Today in 732: Battle of Tours — Islam’s European Invasion Defeated (Video)
 
Balkans
» Bosnia: Infrastructure Projects Financed by EU at a Dead End
 
Middle East
» Imam Tells Christians How Demons Came to Take His Life
 
Russia
» Germany: ‘No Evidence’ Russia Used Kaspersky Software to Spy on the US
 
Australia — Pacific
» Boy, 16, One of Eight Arrested Over Drive-by Shooting of a Melbourne Crime Boss Outside a Mosque
» Julian Assange Blasts ‘Toxic’ Press
 
Latin America
» Homeless Woman Eats a Cat in Venezuela
 
Immigration
» “Irvin Studin” — Name Behind the Ploy to Make Canada Uncanadian
» Hungarian MP: ‘Christian Duty’ To Fight ‘Satan’s Soros Plan to Bring Migrants Into Europe’
» Over 90 Per Cent of Asylum Seekers Investigated in Denmark Caught Lying About Their Origin
» Spain’s Migrant Crisis: Ceuta Border Wall Needs Reinforcing, Warn Guards
» Switzerland: Head of Islamic State Terror Cell Almost Got Job Looking After Asylum Seekers
 
Culture Wars
» The Boy Scouts Make Stunning Announcement About How They Plan to Remove the ‘Boy’ From Scout Organization
 

Actor Fired for Being a Conservative

Hollywood loves diversity…until it comes to diversity of opinion

Hollywood: Tolerates serial sex abuser Weinstein for 30 years.

Can’t tolerate teenage actor’s conservative views.

Fired.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Al Sharpton Protests ESPN Executive Offices in NYC, ESPN Headquarters Also Protested After Jemele Hill Suspension

There simply aren’t enough ironic illustrations, to adequately express what has happened to ESPN this week. The network that has become a bastion of left-wing media activism, was protested by two different groups of leftists, angry at ESPN for suspending an activist journalist that they should have fired a month ago.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Assange Disputes Congressman’s Story About Potential Deal

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange disputed California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s statements that Assange would give up the source behind a release of Democratic National Committee emails in 2016.

Assange’s tweeted his dispute Tuesday and Wednesday following a story from The Daily Caller about a potential deal between him and the American government.

Rohrabacher met with Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London in August. The WikiLeaks founder has taken asylum there since 2012 due to since-dropped sexual assault charges in Sweden.

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

Bannon: Donors Sick and Tired of Karl Rove, Steven Law, Mitch McConnell Losing, Wasting Millions — ‘It’s a New Game in Town’

Former White House Strategist Steve Bannon vowed to cut off Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) fundraising sources to defeat the “establishment, globalist clique” on Capitol Hill that Bannon previously said was working to “nullify the 2016 election” because they have never believed in the economic nationalist agenda that got Trump elected.

“We’re going to cut off the oxygen to Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell’s biggest asset is the money,” Bannon said Monday on Fox News’ Hannity. “We’re going to make it the biggest liability. We’re going after these guys tooth and nail.”

He said that establishment fundraisers like Karl Rove and Steven Law, who poured in at least $10 million into the Alabama GOP Senate runoff against grassroots conservative candidate Roy Moore, “should get the joke” that some top donors “are coming to us because they’re tired of having their money burned up by trying to destroy people like Judge Moore.”

“It’s a new game in town,” Bannon said.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s it Hacker, Imran Awan, Wiped Cell Phone Clean Hours Before Arrest

Just like when Hillary Clinton and her team smashed up their Blackberry phones with hammers so as to destroy US government evidence that they were up to no good, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Mirando revealed in a court hearing that Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s IT consultant, Imran Awan, apparently wiped his cell phone clean just hours before being arrested by the FBI at Dulles airport while attempting to flee to Pakistan.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Disgusting Audio is Released of Harvey Weinstein Begging Model to Watch Him Take Shower: “Don’t Embarrass Me in the Hotel… I Come Here All the Time”

The disgraced anti-Trump Hollywood producer, billionaire, and mega-Democrat donor Harvey Weinstein is going to have one hell of a time refuting this disgusting bombshell audio that was recorded by one of his victims, model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez.

The audio starts with Harvey Weinstein pleading with model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez in the hallway of the hotel where Weinstein apparently has a room, to come and watch him take a shower.

Gutierrez is in the hallway of the hotel where Weinstein has a room. Weinstein can be heard begging and coercing her to come into his room. Weinstein’s comments are in red:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Disney, Weinstein Company Could Face Harassment Lawsuits as Scandal Widens

Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg, who ran the Walt Disney Company during the Harvey Weinstein years (1993-2005), have both denied any knowledge of Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct during those years. This would include any sexual harassment settlements made during that time. The Weinstein Company also denies any knowledge. These denials could be tested in a court of law should those alleging harassment and abuse choose to press the issue of corporate liability.

In 1979, two brothers from the outer boroughs of New York, Bob and Harvey Weinstein, had a dream and founded Miramax. Named after their parents, Miriam and Max, the company specialized in distributing smaller films, independent products the studios were not interested in.

The bigtime arrived in 1989 with the distribution of director Steven Soderbergh’s Sex, Lies and Videotape, a smash that changed independent film forever.

What followed was more success than failure, and even some Oscar gold. To capitalize on their good fortune, rather than take the company public, the brothers decided to sell, and in June of 1993, the Walt Disney Co. purchased Miramax for $60 million.

With almost total independence, Harvey and Bob stayed on. The rocky relationship between the volatile but successful brothers and the stuffy parent company lasted 12 years. In March of 2005, the brothers bolted Disney, left their beloved company behind, and founded The Weinstein Company.

Throughout these three decades, according to those who have just come forward, Harvey allegedly harassed, groped, and even raped numerous young women, many of them employed by his company in various capacities, including as actresses. Other alleged victims claim he used the promise/threat of employment to lure them into compromising situations.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Former Teen Hollywood Actor: “I Can Tell You the #1 Problem in Hollywood Was and is and Always Will be Pedophilia”

Are we finally watching the end times for Hollywood celebrities, who have been worshipped like golden idols by Americans who believe them to be flawless and infallible human beings? Is the morally superior facade of Hollywood actors like Meryl Streep and Gwenyth Paltrow, who admonish and berate Americans that would dare to support President Trump, while sucking up to serial sexual abuser Harvey Weinstein?

What about actress Ashley Judd who America watched while she wore her p*ssy hat, go off on an insane rant at the Women’s March in DC, over Donald Trump’s remarks about a woman, to another man, during a private conversation, while she hid the ACTUAL sexual assault that was allegedly committed against her by mega-Democrat donor Harvey Weinstein. Judd claims she was asked to meet Weinstein for a breakfast meeting at the Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel some 20 years ago. She said the meeting turned into him inviting her up to his hotel room and claimed he asked to give her a massage and watch him shower. A disgusting audio of Weinstein begging an Italian model to watch him shower in his hotel room was just released today. You can find the story and the audio HERE.

Gwenyth Paltrow claims that she was also sexually abused by Harvey Weinstein when she was 22 years old. So that was 23 years ago, why the silence until now? How many countless women could have been saved by Paltrow or Judd if they came out and pressed charges against Weinstein decades ago? Neither one of them has any trouble publicly bashing Trump. But, oh yeah, bashing Trump is a resume enhancer in Hollywood, while ignoring a Hollywood producer who’s a sick pervert, is perfectly acceptable, as long as he’s the one who signs your enormous paychecks.

Is your skin crawling yet? Wait until you watch the video below and read about the horrific experiences these former child actors had with full-grown men in Hollywood.

Cernovich — The recent exposure of serial sexual predator and Hollywood Democrat kingpin Harvey Weinstein raises, even more, questions than it answers.

In a now famous photo, Weinstein can be seen grabbing young actress Emma Watson in a compromising position.

While the public controversy currently centers around Weinstein’s sexual abuse of power over young women, the question remains — how young were Weinstein’s victims?

Former child actor Corey Feldman has publicly stated that “I was molested and passed around,” while discussing how in Hollywood adult males in the industry would pass young stars “back and forth to each other.” Feldman revealed that his co-star Corey Haim was raped at 11-years-old.

Actor Elijah Wood confirmed Feldman’s claims in May 2016, describing Hollywood as a den of “vipers” in an interview, and saying “If you can imagine it, it’s probably happened.”

Wood said he was protected from abuse by his mother, who didn’t let him go to Hollywood parties, but he said other young child actors were regularly “preyed upon” by those in power.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Middle East Studies Profs Gone Bad

“I’m a professor!” So cried Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) professor Anila Daulatzai as she was forcibly removed from a Southwest Airlines flight for lying about having a life-threatening allergy to the two dogs in the cabin. Unable to provide the required medical certificate, Daulatzai, who had demanded that the dogs be removed, then refused to leave the plane. Daulatzai’s Muslim faith was the likely cause of her aversion to dogs, but it was her dishonesty and unwillingness to cooperate that ended in her arrest.

A former visiting assistant professor of Islamic studies at Harvard Divinity School, Daulatzai has joined the growing ranks of Middle East studies academics who run afoul of the law. Their misdeeds, which range from sexual harassment to domestic abuse and murder to terrorism, demonstrate that being “a professor” is no barrier to criminality.

Just last month, a professor in McGill University’s Institute of Islamic Studies whose name has not been released to the public was accused of “sexual violence” by way of stickers left in women’s restrooms on campus. The professor, who is up for tenure this semester, denies the charges, despite former students testifying to his “predatory” behavior. An open letter to Robert Wisnovsky, director of the Institute of Islamic Studies, from the World Islamic and Middle East Studies Student Association reiterated the allegations, recommending against tenure and concluding that “women are at a disadvantage within the Islamic Studies department.”

Likewise, it emerged in 2016 that two prominent professors, U.C. Berkeley’s Nezar AlSayyad and UCLA’s Gabriel Piterberg, had been sexually harassing female graduate students for years.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mike Ditka Slams NFL Players: “No Oppression in Last 100 Years”…”if You Don’t Respect Our Country, Then You Shouldn’t be in This Country Playing Football”

Former Bears coach Mike Ditka is coming under fire from the liberal media and Black Lives Matter activists for saying there has been “no oppression in the last 100 years”.

Former Chicago Bears star and coach Mike Ditka, an adamant critic of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial discrimination, said Monday in a national radio interview that this country has been free of oppression for at least a century.

“All of a sudden, it’s become a big deal now, about oppression,” Ditka told Jim Gray on Westwood One’s pregame show ahead of the Bears’ “Monday Night Football” loss to the Vikings. “There has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of. Now maybe I’m not watching it as carefully as other people.”

“Is that the stage for this? If you want to protest, or whatever you want to protest, you’ve got a right to do that, but I think you’re a professional athlete, you have an obligation to the game,” Ditka said. “I think you have to respect the game. That’s what I think is the most important thing. I don’t see a lot of respect for the game. I just see respect for their own individual opinions. Opinions are like noses, we all have one. Some are good. Some are bad.”

Ditka insisted he wasn’t “condemning anybody or criticizing anybody” but urged players to “protest when the game’s over, protest whatever other way you want to” and said he would bench players who insisted on demonstrating during the anthem because it’s disrespectful.

“If you don’t respect our country, then you shouldn’t be in this country playing football,” he said. “Go to another country and play football. If you had to go somewhere else to try to play the sport, you wouldn’t have a job. So that would be my take. If you can’t respect the flag and the country, then you don’t respect what this is all about. So I would say, adios.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

NFL Players’ Union Teamed Up With Soros to Fund Leftist Advocacy Groups

Tax documents show NFLPA activism goes beyond take-a-knee protests

Even before its feud over the national anthem with President Trump, the NFL Players Association wasn’t on the same political team as many of its fans, judging from its contributions to leftist advocacy groups.

Tax documents released by 2ndVote show the NFLPA donated $5,000 in 2015 to the Center for Community Change Action, a group active in the anti-Trump resistance and bankrolled by a host of liberal foundations, including top Democratic donor George Soros’s Foundation for Open Society.

A member of the AFL-CIO, the NFLPA also contributed in 2013 and 2015 to Working America, the AFL-CIO’s community affiliate, which Open Secrets said spent $1 million in 2016 to defeat Trump.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

O’Keefe Drops Part 2: NYT Editor Brags About Colluding With YouTube to Push Political Agenda

Yesterday we covered the latest James O’Keefe undercover video bombshell which featured the New York Times’ Audience Strategy Editor, Nick Dudich, admitting to exploiting his position at the Times to promote content that intentionally sought to, among other things, damage President Trump’s businesses as a means towards forcing his resignation (see: O’Keefe Strikes Again, Catches NYT Editors On Hidden Camera: “Targeting Trump’s Businesses, His Dumb F**k Of A Son”).

Today, Project Veritas is back with part 2 of their New York Times series which features Dudich bragging about his extensive contacts at YouTube that allow him to, among other things, bypass search algos and get his content promoted to the front page and/or buried, depending upon his personal preferences.

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

Soda Tax Fizzles in Chicago as Cook County Officials Cast Decisive 15-1 Repeal Vote

In a shocking move that completely upends Chicago’s endless pursuit of higher taxes and an overly-regulated nanny state, the Cook County Finance Committee took the unprecedented step of voting to actually repeal their unpopular ‘soda tax’ last night. The 15-1 vote followed an outcry from local residents and small business retailers who say their soda sales crashed 90% after the original ban was passed.

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

The Congressional Black Caucus Prayer Breakfast: The Great Black Deception

Flipping through my TV channels, I stumbled upon the 2017 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Prayer Breakfast on the Word Network; the world’s largest black religious channel. This year’s theme was, “And Still I Rise”.

Folks, I thought, “Oh my gosh, these people have no shame.” This breakfast was all about exploiting black’s Christian heritage to deceive them for the purpose of furthering Leftists’ anti-Christian agenda. Every musical performance praised Jesus. Leftists despise Jesus, aggressively seeking to ban the God of Christianity from the public square. Several of the all-Democrat speakers quoted the Bible to strengthen their political deceptions. The truth is, quoting the Bible is as repulsive to Leftists as showing Dracula the cross.

I thought, does anyone in that hall know Obama led a leftist war on Christianity, making him the most anti-Christian president in U.S. history? Do y’all know the 2017 Women’s March and Trump resisters whom you’ve praised at this breakfast seek to continue the Leftists’ war on Christianity?

The CBC Prayer Breakfast had nothing to do with Jesus or spreading His Love. Quite the opposite. It was about spreading hate for police, strengthening the Trump resistance, and strengthening black’s bogus belief that they are victims in America. The breakfast was also about despicably instilling hate and fear to register new Democrat voters.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The NFL Doesn’t Know Who or What it is

We all have this great need for acceptance. We seek out the teams that offer us the greatest perceived returns as long as we can be accepted into them. And until now, sports franchises accepted all comers. That was the nature of sports. It did not matter who you were or what you looked like. If you were a fan, everything else followed.

But when the NFL took a knee, it violated this social compact. Instead of loving its fans, it reviled them. The same people who love NASCAR and the NFL also love country music. Their enemies even took a knee to say that there was no reason to have compassion for the victims of the Las Vegas Massacre.

“Compassion” — a word that built from the idea of having strong feelings together. “No compassion” means “we don’t care about you.” That is exactly what taking a knee says to us. You don’t care about us. We aren’t welcome on your team. You reject us.

You NFL players created a new rule about who can be part of your team. And when there are more rules, you will have fewer team members. NFL fans come from many walks of life but tend to be strong patriots, even when they oppose the New England team. So should we be surprised when the NFL’s strong negatives reach 40%, as they just did? Perhaps we should be surprised that they haven’t gone higher!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Two Videos That Prove the FBI is Lying About the Vegas Massacre

Alteration of event timeline brings entire narrative into question

The official story surrounding the Las Vegas mass shooting is crumbling.

After Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo dramatically altered the shooting timeline Monday, indicating a security guard was shot by alleged gunman Stephen Paddock before his assault on country music concertgoers, the entire narrative has been thrown into question.

Watch these two videos for a recap of various inconsistencies that don’t add up.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Utah Police Officer Who Violently Arrested Nurse Fired From His Job

A Utah police officer who forcibly arrested a nurse for refusing to let him draw blood from an unconscious patient has been fired.

A Salt Lake City Police spokesman told the Associated Press (AP) Tuesday that Chief Mike Brown decided to fire Detective Jeff Payne following an investigation into his conduct.

Body camera footage caught Payne on film dragging the nurse, Alex Wubbels, outside the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City and arresting her for refusing to allow police to draw blood from a patient without consent.

Wubbels told the officers that they could not draw blood from the patient unless they had the patient’s consent, a warrant, or a valid reason to arrest the patient.

Payne responded that he would “leave with blood in vials or body in tow” when he dragged Wubbels from the hospital and placed handcuffs on her. Wubbels was not charged with a crime and was released.

After the body cam footage of the incident went viral on social media, the hospital instituted a policy change banning law enforcement from interacting directly with nurses.

The Supreme Court ruled in 2016 that the Constitution allows for breathalyzer tests without a warrant but not blood tests.

Payne had also been dismissed from his second job as a paramedic.

Both Salt Lake City’s mayor and police chief have issued statements apologizing for the incident.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Free Trade Deal is a Ruse for Chinese Communists to Take-Over Canada

The Canadian Government is feverishly working, behind the scenes, and, according to the polls, against the wishes of the Canadian people, to close a trade deal with China. Canadians don’t want any truck or trade, free or bilateral, with the communists in Beijing. It will be anything but free. The new Chinese Ambassador to Canada, Lu Shaye, comes straight from the Communist Party’s Central Committee. He wants a free trade deal with Canada but only on China’s terms. Shaye demands that its state owned enterprises (SOEs) be granted rights to acquire any Canadian resources or corporate entities that they desire. Any interference will be deemed impermissible “restraint of trade.” That’s disingenuous at best. Beijing also regards national-security reviews as “protectionism.” We should be very cautious of the duplicitous regime in China.

Beijing Does Not Respect Us And Cannot Be Trusted

We’re still seething over the fact that it wasn’t until four years ago that Canada stopped sending “aid” to Beijing. Not until 2013 did it dawn on the Foreign Affairs department that China had become the world’s second-largest economy. Over its final twelve years, Canada’s aid package to China has cost Canadian taxpayers nearly a billion dollars. A great amount of that money was apparently spent on democratization and reform. All that money was clearly wasted, as President Xi’s reversal of Chinese reforms has made so brutally clear. We’d like our money back.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

1776 Worldwide: ‘Czech Donald Trump’ Poised to Become Prime Minister

Anti-establishment populist movement spearheaded by tough billionaire outsider

Billionaire businessman Andrej Babis and his party currently hold a commanding lead in the polls days before a major election in the Czech Republic that could propel Babis into power as the country’s next prime minister.

Babis, an entrepreneur who made his fortune in agribusiness and has expanded his empire to include newspapers, television and restaurants, founded the anti-establishment ANO party and was the country’s finance minister and a deputy prime minister until recently.

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After 200 Days of Negotiations, Netherlands Forms Government But Excludes Populist Wilders

After over 200 days of negotiating, four of the political parties in the Netherlands have finally formed a coalition government excluding the second largest party, led by anti-mass migration firebrand Geert Wilders.

On Tuesday Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced that his party, the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, along with Christian Democratic CDA, the left-liberal D66 and the Christian Union CU will form a working government.

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

Austrian Elections: Far-Right FPO Poised to Enter Government

Austria’s far-right looks set to be part of the country’s next government, with polls showing it on course to hold the balance of power ahead of elections this weekend.

The last time the Freedom Party (FPÖ) entered government in the year 2000 the EU’s other member states imposed diplomatic sanctions on Austria in the hope of forcing the extremists out of power.

Now, polling in second place at around 25 per cent of the vote, the party is confident of returning to power as a kingmaker, and may be on the brink of matching its strongest showing ever.

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

Catalonia Referendum Sabotage: Spain ‘Would Veto EU Membership’

Yesterday, Catalan president Carles Puigdemont told the regional parliament: “Spain made us small, but Catalonia is a European affair.”

However Catalan separatists hoping to remain a member of the EU will be disappointed, as they will have to go through a long application process that would most likely be blocked by the Spanish parliament.

Any EU27 state has the right veto a new member joining the bloc — and experts say Spain would “certainly” exercise its power over Catalonia.

Ian Bond, the Director of Foreign Policy at the Centre for European Reform, told Express.co.uk “Spain would certainly veto” Catalan membership if Mr Puigdemont unilaterally declared independence.

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

Denmark Submarine Captain Refuses to Answer Police Questions

Submarine owner Peter Mandsen, who is suspected of killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, is now refusing to answer further police questions after new evidence was found.

           — Hat tip: Charles Low [Return to headlines]
 

Facebook, Instagram Experiencing ‘Extreme’ Outages as Complaints Pile Up

Facebook and Instagram are down for thousands of users across the world this morning, with websites like Outage Report recording “extreme” outages in the US Hungary, Kosovo, Germany, Poland and other countries. The sites went down shortly after 11 a.m.

This is the second widespread outage for both social networks (Instagram is owned by Facebook) in less than two months. Facebook blamed the most recent outage, which occurred on Aug. 26, on unspecified “technical issues.”

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

Farage Calls Out UK PM: ‘Time for Appeasing EU is Over’

Theresa May admitted EU court would preside over transition

As Brexit negotiations continue to stall, Mr Farage said the delays are only serving to make Britain look weaker and the Government needs to take the initiative and cuts ties with the bloc, once and for all.

After the Prime Minister admitted Britain will still be bound by European Court of Justice (ECJ) rulings during the Brexit transition period and refused to answer a question about how she would would if the EU referendum was held today, Mr Farage has queried whether Mrs May truly believes leaving the EU is the best thing for the UK.

Writing in the Telegraph, he hit out at former Vote Leave allies Boris Johnson and Michael Gove and said the Foreign Secretary has “bottled it” over Brexit, while questioning whether “either man actually welcomes our remaining under the ECJ for the foreseeable future”.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Germany: Industrial Orders Rose +3.6%

Growth forecast raised to 1,9% in 2017 and 2% in 2018

(ANSA) — TRIESTE — German industrial orders in August rised more than expected on strong foreign demand, data showed on Friday. Industrial companies registered a 3.6% increase in orders. The reading for August was the strongest monthly increase since December and surpassed even the most optimistic estimate.

A data breakdown showed domestic demand rose 2.7% while foreign orders jumped 4.3%, propelled by a 7.7% increase from customers outside the euro zone. “The solid upturn in the manufacturing sector should therefore continue”, the Economy ministry said.

Leading economic institutes last week raised their growth forecast for the German economy to 1.9% in 2017 and 2.0% in 2018. The German government will present its updated projections for GDP growth, employment and inflation on Wednesday.

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Italy: Industrial Production Up 1.2% in August — ISTAT

Year-on-year rise of 5.7%

(ANSA) — Rome, October 10 — Italian industrial production continued on a path of “sustained expansion” in August, increasing 1.2% with respect to July, ISTAT said on Tuesday.

The national statistics said that production was up 5.7% with respect to August 2016 according to calendar adjusted data (5.6% unadjusted), thus registering the seventh consecutive rise.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Madrid Gives Catalonia 5 Day Ultimatum to Clarify if it Declared Independence

With Spain’s prime minister having opened earlier in the day the path for Madrid to use a constitutional “nuclear option” to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy, demanding that the regional government makes clear whether it considers itself independent, moments ago Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gave Catalan President Carles Puigdemont a five day ultimatum to clarify whether he actually declared the region’s independence in his speech devoted to the highly controversial referendum, and another 3 to “rectify it.”

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

Swedistan: Airport Emergency After ‘Mother of Satan’ Explosive Found in Luggage

German national arrested as part of Gothenburg airport locked down

A German man has been arrested after authorities discovered explosive in his luggage at a Swedish airport.

The suspect, a German national, set off airport scanners while attempting to get on a flight around 8am on Thursday at Gothenburg’s Landvetter airport.

Police and bomb squads were called and discovered several packets of explosive TATP, often nicknamed ‘Satan’s mother.’

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Today in 732: Battle of Tours — Islam’s European Invasion Defeated (Video)

…around Ocrober 10-11, in the year 732, one of history’s most decisive battles took place, demacating the extent of Islam’s western conquests and ensuring the survival of the West.

           — Hat tip: Charles Low [Return to headlines]
 

Bosnia: Infrastructure Projects Financed by EU at a Dead End

Sarajevo ignored EU plea and failed to change law on excise duty

(ANSA) — BRUXELLES, 6 OTT — Infrastructure projects between the EU and Bosnia and Herzegovina, agreed in July at the Western Balkans Summit in Trieste, are at a dead end in spite of the signing of the Transport Treaty by Bosnia and Herzegovina on 18th September.

The Bosnian government has failed to modify the country’s excise duty regime as required by the EU. This has led the whole process to a standstill, European sources say.

The adoption of a new law on excise duties was scheduled to take place in September. “Without the new law, the infrastructure projects will not go ahead and this will be another missed opportunity for Bosnia”, EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn has warned.

Hahn repeatedly called on Bosnian leaders to do “everything needed” to ensure that the legislative package was adopted, but his plea has been largely ignored.

The connectivity package announced in Trieste is worth a total of 46 million euros and includes four projects submitted by Bosnia and Herzegovina: the completion of three sections of Corridor Vc (Ponirak-Vraca, Zenica tunnel, and Johovac-Rudanka) as well as the renovation of the river port in Brcko. Besides improving domestic and international transport, it provides an opportunity for creating jobs, attracting new investors and boosting economic growth.

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Imam Tells Christians How Demons Came to Take His Life

A 46-year-old imam who had served faithfully at a Middle East mosque for years now is heading up a newly born Christian church after an incident in which he collapsed and later woke up to find his family preparing him for burial.

The stunning account comes from Bibles for Mideast, an underground ministry to the Muslim world that works in the Middle East, South Asia and parts of Africa.

The group described how Munaf Ali, whose name was changed due to security concerns, faithfully served as an imam.

It was in March 2016 when Bibles for Mideast founder Pastor Paul Ciniraj and a team visited him.

“ As they chatted, the topic of Jesus and the Bible naturally came up. The imam heatedly denied both the divinity of Christ and the credibility of the Christian Bible. He angrily rejected Ciniraj’s offer of a sample gospel and proceeded to curse the missionaries,” the report said.

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Germany: ‘No Evidence’ Russia Used Kaspersky Software to Spy on the US

Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) said it has no evidence to support allegations Russia had used antivirus software made by Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab to spy on the United States.

“There are no plans to warn against the use of Kaspersky products since the BSI has no evidence for misconduct by the company or weaknesses in its software,” BSI said in a statement on Wednesday.

The BSI, which uses Kaspersky products, was responding to an article in The New York Times on Tuesday that detailed how Israeli intelligence had gained access to Russian government hackers’computers in 2014 and determined they were using the antivirus software to spy on the US government.

[Comment: Another Russia-baiting claim refuted.]

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Boy, 16, One of Eight Arrested Over Drive-by Shooting of a Melbourne Crime Boss Outside a Mosque

Eight people — including a 16-year-old boy — have been arrested after a crime kingpin was shot in the stomach when he left a Melbourne mosque.

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Julian Assange Blasts ‘Toxic’ Press

Julian Assange claims only 2 per cent of journalists from mainstream media organisations are “credible” while the rest have a corrosive effect because of selective reporting, fabrications, hype and hysteria.

“I think the press is in general a very toxic instrument,” the Australian founder of WikiLeaks told an International Bar Association conference in Sydney yesterday.

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

Homeless Woman Eats a Cat in Venezuela

Conditions in socialist Venezuela are so diabolical that people are forced to eat cats in the street.

A stomach-churning video shows a homeless woman sitting on the roadside with her possessions around her and a dead domestic cat in front of her.

She painstakingly skins the cat and then slices off pieces of its body before popping them in her mouth.

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“Irvin Studin” — Name Behind the Ploy to Make Canada Uncanadian

The “long-time proponent” of the idea that 450,000 immigrants a year will make Canada a superpower in the world is a guy named “Irvin Studin.” Terence Corcoran, the Financial Post writer who believes that “private greed” works a lot better in a Canada populated by “dynamic immigrants” rather than strait-laced Anglos, informs us that “through his Institute for 21st Century Questions, Studin has been laying the foundation for a national project for years.”

Studin says that a Canada with 100 million inhabitants by the end of this century will finally allow this nation to act as a “great power” second only to the United States beyond the “mediocre” Canada attained by John A. MacDonald and Sir Wilfrid Laurier.

This guy, author of a book no one knows, proposed this amazing vision in his Global Brief magazine under the title “Canada — Population 100 Million.” Apparently, Global Brief is a “prestigious international affairs magazine,” with the print issue “now available in major bookstores on 4 continents” — which is odd since this magazine’s Twitter only has 950 followers.

Why then would a boring article in a boring magazine become, in Studin’s words, the basis of “a bona fide national debate” in the Globe & Mail and in the National Post “about the merits and demerits of Canada having a total population of 100 million by the end of this century”?

Because in Canada the only acceptable position allowed is that mass immigration is an enrichment and, in this climate, claiming that higher levels of immigration would be an even greater enrichment is the only space for originality.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hungarian MP: ‘Christian Duty’ To Fight ‘Satan’s Soros Plan to Bring Migrants Into Europe’

Europe must accept 1 million migrants a year, says Soros

A Hungarian MP slammed billionaire George Soros and supporters for attempting to dilute the spirit of Europe with “the forced settlement of tens of millions of migrants.” He claimed there is a Christian duty to fight what he called “Satan’s Soros” plan.

The lawmaker in question, Andras Aradszki, who represents the Christian Democratic People’s Party (KDNP), claimed that “Soros and his comrades want to destroy the independence and values of nation states,” as cited by the Budapest Beacon.

According to Aradszki this is happening “for the purpose of watering down the Christian spirit of Europe with the forced settlement of tens of millions of migrants.”

“But the fight against Satan is a Christian duty. Yes, I speak of an attack by Satan, who is also the angel of denial, because they are denying what they are preparing to do — even when it is completely obvious. They frantically try to prove that there is no [refugee] quota, there is no compulsory settlement, and the Soros Plan does not exist,” Aradszki noted.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Over 90 Per Cent of Asylum Seekers Investigated in Denmark Caught Lying About Their Origin

Danish authorities have found that 634 out of 700 asylum seekers under investigation for lying about their identity were claiming to be persecuted minorities in Kuwait but almost all were really from Iraq.

Over the course of several months, Danish authorities investigated the identities of 700 asylum seekers who claimed to be fleeing persecution in Kuwait. The vast majority of them, according to authorities, were from elsewhere and have been given a rejection to their asylum applications and will be deported Jyllands-Posten reports.

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

Spain’s Migrant Crisis: Ceuta Border Wall Needs Reinforcing, Warn Guards

The Civil Guard Command in Ceuta say they have been overwhelmed by the rising numbers of migrants trying to jump the border fence into the region.

And some officers have even been attacked as they try to prevent illegal border crossings.

Data reveals there has been a huge increase in new arrivals in Ceuta — with agents intercepting 2,661 migrants since October 2016, a rise of 71 per cent over the previous 12 months.

Now the Colonel of the Civil Guard Command in Ceuta, José Luis Gómez Salinero demanded a new fence is installed until the increase dies down.

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

Switzerland: Head of Islamic State Terror Cell Almost Got Job Looking After Asylum Seekers

The Swiss Federal Prosecutor’s Office (BA) has claimed that an Iraqi migrant named Osamah M. who was found guilty of heading an Islamic state terror cell in Schaffhausen, Switzerland was approached by authorities to take care of asylum seekers.

Paraplegic Osamah M. was charged by Swiss prosecutors with aiding the Islamic State terror group and plotting a terrorist attack alongside three other Iraqi migrants. While he was sentenced to four years and eight months in March of 2016, he was later released earlier this year after an appeals court found his sentence too harsh, Swiss newspaper 20 Minuten reports.

Now, a new report shows that Osamah M. was approached to work with newly arrived asylum seekers because authorities at the time believed he had a good grasp of Arabic and German.

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

The Boy Scouts Make Stunning Announcement About How They Plan to Remove the ‘Boy’ From Scout Organization

It’s going to be a battle for girls now that the Boy Scouts of America has just announced they’re taking girls too!

The Boy Scouts of America announced plans on Wednesday to accept girls, marking a historic shift for the century-old organization.

The group cited the desire to nurture female leaders as reasons for the decision, pitting it against the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., which operates under a similar mission…

“I formally request that your organization stay focused on serving the 90 percent of American boys not currently participating in Boy Scouts,” Kathy Hopinkah Hannan, the president of the Girl Scouts, wrote to her counterpart, Randall Stephenson of the Boy Scouts.

Ms. Hopinkah Hannan added, “It is therefore unsettling that B.S.A. would seek to upend a paradigm that has served both boys and girls so well through the years.”

The letter, which BuzzFeed reported about on Tuesday, came after a tense phone conversation last week between executives of both organizations, including Mr. Stephenson and Ms. Hopinkah Hannan, about possible substantial changes at the Boy Scouts. Since last spring, the Boy Scouts have sought input from their members and 270 councils nationwide about how the organization could serve more girls.

The Boy Scouts also recently ruled to allow transgender kids into their group and now this…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

16 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/11/2017

  1. ‘1776 Worldwide: ‘Czech Donald Trump’ Poised to Become Prime Minister: Anti-establishment populist movement spearheaded by tough billionaire outsider…’

    Is this a joke?

    Czech Donald Trump?

    Please, Infowars or whoever wrote that, please make some research into the persona non grata called Andrej Babis, communist secret service cover name agent Bures…

    Please look into how he made his billions! Because he certainly isn’t Bill Gates, or Steve Jobs, or even Donald Trump. Babis made his billions through blackmail, theft and murder, Buying government assets via corrupted government officials…

    Andrej Babis is simply The King of the Czech Swamp!

    Anti-establishment? Is that another joke?

    Andrej Babis made his name through forced electronic accounting for small businesses, which makes small business accounting public, so that his big business can force the prices even lower! He is the establishment! he is anti small business, and a big big fan of central planning! He is a communist after all!

  2. This past Sunday, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg held communal elections.

    Results show something of a rightward shift. Small sgns of nationalism in the Grand Duchy reveal themselves in a petition to vote on citizenship and naturalization, among other ways.

    Discussions about “migrants” (meaning muslims) in this tiny country can be problematic when nearly 50% of the workforce are foreign-born, though many simply live across the border in Belgium, France, and Germany, or were imported from Catholic Italy, Portugal, and Spain years ago.

    Primarily in the Upper Midwest, there are several tens of thousands of people with ancestral roots in the Grand Duchy and the surrounding regions that were once within the borders of the country. The Luxembourg American Cultural Society (based in Wisconsin) is one entity representing them.

    English-language news from the Luxemburger Wort is available here:
    http://www.wort.lu/en

    • How long are the roots which trace back to “home” in Luxembourg?

      Just another example of how culture persists in DNA…the large settlements of Swedes in Minnesota and their subsequent imports of Somalis so many generations later show how deeply those cultural traits persist.

      • Well, I am not so sure that there is a connection of DNA that would allow for group self-destruction in modern 21st secular century versus efforts in the 1800s for self-preservation by pioneers and settlers of various groups.

        There is probably a better way to say it than what I am doing.

        Did Swedes in Sweden and Minnesota accept Muslim Somalis previous to secularization in the 21st century at the hands of an anti-Christian elite in those respective places?

        No.

        • Somalis didn’t come in until after that question, so it’s academic. The fact remains that like the mother ship, Sweden, Minnesota is a leader in hare-brained political correctness and both events are separated only by distance and time. The culture remains.

          A county here in Virginia recently saw the building of a HUGE Catholic seminary. Their gain was Minnesota’s loss as the seminary moved lock, stock and barrel from some elite part of Minnesota. They’ll never admit it but imho it was to escape the breakdown of civility in Minnesota. The latter is fast becoming an Islamic stronghold.

          • Their gain was Minnesota’s loss as the seminary moved lock, stock and barrel from some elite part of Minnesota. They’ll never admit it but imho it was to escape the breakdown of civility in Minnesota.

            With Francis-the-AntiChrist ensconced in the Vatican?

            Don’t count on it, even if the seminary’s relocation happened with the overt knowledge that it was likely saving their very lives.

  3. Black crime figures continue to be shocking since 90%+ of blacks vote the Marxist Democratic ticket. Add the Hollywood and msm enrolled Democrats, and it is a mess.

  4. Anyone remember playing doctor at the dawn of childhood?

    Any chance this can earn eager scouts a new merit badge?

    • In childhood, the participants aren’t usually fertile. In mid-to-late adolescence, they are.

      Funny, though, that the Girl Scouts don’t have an achievement of equal value to the Eagle Scout award. Our son worked hard to get his but I think he probably saw the Order of the Arrow as being existentially more difficult because he was younger and it had to be done totally alone…now that I think of it, the Order of the Arrow is too phallic for hard-core feminists.

      Is there no sphere women will leave alone?

      • Is there no sphere women will leave alone?

        Perhaps Feminazis might willfully abandon the noosphere.

        In a much less socially acceptable realm, it seems that far too many Western women are willing to neglect the scrotal spheroid (when properly agitated at length) in favor of allowing their own genetic lines to perish.

        There is no way to politely express the dismay that this lack of attention has had with respect to impacting the Caucasian race.

    • Anyone remember playing doctor at the dawn of childhood?

      When I was a young boy, I used to play “doctor” with the little girl down the lane. Then we got caught…

      Fortunately, it was a Wednesday, and we were playing golf.

      Any chance this can earn eager scouts a new merit badge?

      With girls now being admitted into the Eagle Scouts ranks, perhaps there might be an “Amateur Gynecologist” merit badge to be had. Goodness (or not) knows that my high school antics would have qualified me for one.

  5. The fact that the Boy Scouts are going down is very sad to me. I have one son that is an Eagle and another that is a life. I served on the county board for many years.

    It is the chipping away and chipping away of our culture that has caused this demise.

    We did great things when we were unencumbered by today’s cultural restraints.

    BTW, Rex Tillerson was the president of the BSA, he is complicit.

    I had a big disagreement with “big” BSA that inner-city scouts need technology more than they needed nature. I full-throated disagreed and stated that children in the inner city needed total camping and fire building and cooking their own food. They didn’t need technology as they all owned cell phones. I was a minority opinion.

    And now women are going to be allowed to join the Boy Scouts. I haven’t kept track of the Girl Scouts but, something must be lacking to entice women to join the Boy Scouts.

    It really is a sad state of affairs.

    • Babs, it was once an anthropological truism that women would go after whatever men had. And it’s still true. Men are running out of safe harbors, free of estrogen.

      Of course, this can’t be said out loud anymore, given the fraught political climate. Nonetheless, it’s the case. When women demanded to be let into all-male schools, the standards fell. And you didn’t see many men making the same demands to get into Wellesley, Smith, et al – though the women at those Seven Sisters schools sure screamed at the idea.

      We’ll have to wait for the CC – coming collapse – for things to begin to return to normal.

      [BTW, my son belongs to a church where the discussion groups are divided by gender. And there are only two genders. Both women and men asked for this separation in order to focus on their particular issues, which aren’t the same.]

    • I had a big disagreement with “big” BSA that inner-city scouts need technology more than they needed nature. I full-throated disagreed and stated that children in the inner city needed total camping and fire building and cooking their own food. They didn’t need technology as they all owned cell phones. I was a minority opinion.

      Should you desire further confirmation, if you haven’t already done so, please consider reading Richard Louve’s, “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder”.

      You could not be more right.

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