Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/30/2017

Anti-government riots in Iran entered their third day as protesters clashed with police, and also with counter-protesters supporting the government. Three people have reportedly been shot by government forces. Tonight the regime shut down access to the Internet.

In other news, Germany will move into the new year without having formed a government.

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» “Classified, Confidential, And Heavily Redacted”: 2,800 Huma Abedin Emails Found on Anthony Weiner’s Laptop Have Been Released
» A Year of Spectacular Accomplishments for President Trump
» American Workers Scr@wed Over by Outsourcing Jobs Get Their Day in Court
» CNN Anchor: Fox Does a ‘Disservice’ To Viewers by Telling the Truth [Video]
» Deep State Takedown in Progress: Is Trump About to Start Arresting Top Democrats and Bringing Them to Justice?
» Democrat Activist Spills Anti-Semitic Belief That Muslims Have a Right to Kill Jews
» Fake News: Mainstream Media Claims That White House Intern is Racist for Using ‘OK’ Hand Gesture
» Head of National Counterterrorism Center: Easy Access to Weapons Makes America More Dangerous
» MSNBC: “the Trump ‘Resistance’ Has to Become a Church That Seeks Converts” [Video]
» Pictured: The Law Firm Partner and Father Who Shot Dead a Colleague and Injured Another in a Christmas Party Shooting Moments After He Was Fired
» The Fake News Must Wither and Die
» US Weather: Niagara Falls Turns to Ice as America Braces for Subzero New Year Celebrations
» Va. Man Being Investigated During FBI Raid for Possible Ties to ISIS, Court Documents Show
» Video: Is This Proof of a Ground-Based Shooter Firing Short Full-Auto Bursts Into the Crowd During the Las Vegas Massacre?
» ‘Watch Out Conservatives’: Bill Nye Warns of ‘Economic Sanctions’ Against Climate Change Deniers
» What the U.S. Would Save if Trump Cut Aid to U.N. Countries That Voted Against Us
» ‘Man’ Flu is Real
» These Toronto Men Were Charged With Beating Anti-Erdogan Protesters in May. They Still Haven’t Been Arrested
Europe and the EU
» Catalonia: Carles Puigdemont Demands Spain Restore His Government
» German Jewish Leader Warns That Jews May Require Police Protection as Anti-Semitism Escalates
» German Expert Predicts 2018 Will Expose Cracks in EU as Merkel Struggles to Lead
» Germany Ends 2017 Without a Government for Angela Merkel
» Greenfield: Europe’s Tolerance for Terrorists
» Ireland: Car ‘Drives at Pedestrians’ In Dublin — One Injured as Driver Flees
» There Are 20,000 Active Pedophiles in the UK, As Many as Terrorist Suspects, Police Chief Warns
» UK: Anti-Terror Police Search Sheffield Tower Block in Hunt for Terrorist
» UK: Woman Kidnapped at Nine and Raped for Weeks While She Was Chained Inside a Makeshift Dungeon Hidden 10 Feet Below the Ground
Israel and the Palestinians
» Caroline Glick: Facing a Tamimi Government
» US Envoy: Palestinian Reaction to Trump Announcement is Ugly, Antisemitic
Middle East
» Feds Told to Spill Details on Obama’s Favor to Terrorists
» Guardian Newspaper Pushing Fake News
» Iran Blocks Internet on Third Night of Protests
» Iran Cuts Off Internet Amid Mass Protests, Calls for “Armed Uprising”
» Iran’s Violent Anti-Regime Protests Enter Third Day as Thousands Rally in Support of Government
» Russia Planning National Biometric Database for Banking Next Year, Expanding Worldwide Trend
» Ukraine: Bitcoin Exchange CEO Kidnapped Leaving Office
Australia — Pacific
» Sydney Harbour Church Forced to Cancel New Year’s Eve Party Due to Jihad Security Costs
» New York Governor Pardons 18 Convicted Illegals Waiting for Deportation… Cut Off Fed Funds Now!
Culture Wars
» US Military to Accept Transgender Recruits on Monday
» White Privilege: An Article of Left-Wing Faith
» Cities Around the World Warily Prep for New Year’s Eve Among Terrorism Fears

“Classified, Confidential, And Heavily Redacted”: 2,800 Huma Abedin Emails Found on Anthony Weiner’s Laptop Have Been Released

The State Department has released over 2,000 emails belonging to top Hillary Clinton operative Huma Abedin that were found on her disgraced former husband Anthony Weiner’s laptop and a number of the documents contained classified, confidential, and heavily redacted information.

Although media reports on the emails have so far varied, it has been confirmed that there were indeed classified documents on the laptop in question and that the FBI KNEW this fact but refused to charge Abedin or Clinton with any crime.

A CNN report on the emails attempted to downplay Abedin’s knowledge of the classified material but nonetheless confirmed that certain emails should not have been on the laptop in the first place.

“The emails weren’t marked as classified, though the FBI later found classified information contained in some emails recovered from Weiner’s laptop.

“CNN has previously reported it was likely that some of the emails stored on Weiner’s laptop contained classified information, and fired FBI Director Comey testified that there is no indication Abedin “had a sense that what she was doing was in violation of the law.”

“The fact that Clinton and Abedin previously exchanged classified emails gave federal prosecutors probable cause to justify their review of Weiner’s laptop in fall 2015, according to a search warrant application released in December 2016.

[… ]

“Though neither Abedin nor Weiner was identified by name in the search warrant documentation, and the court ordered the materials redacted, the affidavit in support of the warrant makes clear that the FBI argued that there was further probable cause to search Weiner’s hard drive in light of the fact that Abedin and Clinton previously exchanged classified emails.”

Yes, you read that correctly. CNN and the Clinton shills in the FBI expect the American people to believe that Abedin wasn’t aware that taking classified material home was illegal.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

A Year of Spectacular Accomplishments for President Trump

If I depended on the media whores at CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, and The Washington Post, The New York Times, National Public Radio (NPR) — the list is long — I would be forced to believe the avalanche of fake news which consistently fails to give even passing mention to the president’s laudable achievements.

But one of the genius things candidate Trump accomplished before he was elected and entered the Oval Office was identifying the colossal phoniness of the so-called mainstream media…

Numerous pundits and websites have been keeping close track of Pres. Trump’s first-year accomplishments, including: the White House itself,, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, David P. Goldman of, writer Katherine Rodriguez, David Prentice of American Thinker, blogger Don Surber, Paul Bedard of The Washington Examiner,, Bruce Thornton of, Professor Ray Schneider, blogger Jeff Dunetz …on and on.

I credit each and every one of them with helping me compile the following list of President Trump’s mind-boggling first-year accomplishments. But because of space constraints, it is only possible for me to mention a tiny percentage of the smashing successes the president has brought about since his inauguration. Believe me, this is only the proverbial drop in the bucket!


In contrast to Breitbart writer John Nolte’s description of Mr. Obama’s “anti-growth policies and anti-free market rhetoric,” President Trump, he says, has taken “complete ownership of the American economy” — including:

The enactment of the massive tax cuts and jobs-creation law which eliminates the Obamacare mandate and provides “incentives for corporations to repatriate trillions stashed overseas to avoid America’s unnecessarily high tax rates” and consumers to have greater choice in healthcare options. A Latino unemployment rate that is has hit a record low in the 45-year history of government tracking, A black unemployment rate hitting a 17-year low — after nearly two decades of double-digit unemployment, An unexpectedly high growth rate of 3.3 percent in the third quarter of 2017…with projections for the fourth quarter edging into the magic number of 4 percent, The unemployment rate hitting a 17-year low, the lowest since 2000, Mortgage applications for new homes rise to a seven year high, Lowest gas prices in more than 12 years, A boom in manufacturing jobs, with 171,000 having been created under President Trump, in stark contrast to the 16,000 manufacturing jobs lost in the poseur “president’s final year, and the manufacturing unemployment rate just 2.6 percent, the lowest in history. In addition, a booming stock market, with a gain of more than $4 trillion in wealth, the DOW over 24,000, and for the first time ever, rising 5,000 Points in one year, and the S&P and NASDAQ setting all-time highs, A decrease in the U.S. debt by $101-billion dollars! (In his first five months, the poseur “president” Barack Obama increased the U.S. debt by $771-billion dollars).

The president convinced companies such as Ford, Chrysler and Carrier Air Conditioners to manufacture and build plants in the United States and Corning announced it was investing $500 million in new U.S. production, creating 1,000 new jobs. Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, which makes the iPhone, announced in July it was investing $10 billion in Wisconsin to build a factory that will employ 3,000 workers directly and up to 22,000 workers indirectly.

According to Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, international business editor of the London Telegraph, “American companies have stashed trillions of dollars overseas in what amounts to the greatest cash reserve in the world,” and President Trump, as part of his tax reform, is not bringing that money back to the U.S. POTUS reversed the Dodd-Frank Act, financial-regulation legislation in which regulators were given too much power and big banks were given special treatment. Refused his $400,000 a year salary as president, took just one dollar, and donated to the Park Service, Veterans Affairs. Signed Executive Order for an Apprentice program to train skilled works to fill six-million open positions. Reduced White House payroll by $22 million.


According to David Prentice of The American Thinker, “we’ve experienced a miracle in our day that a lot of us thought we might never see again.”

President Trump is destroying MS 13, and other illegal immigrant gangs.

He has reset an agenda for space exploration by NASA.

Exposed the national media for the leftist activism base it is.

Exposed the Democratic Party as corrupt, issueless, and powerless.

Exposed the fecklessness, and fraud of the GOP.

Exposed the deep state to public view.

Exposed the corruption of our bureaucracies by the Obama administration.

In addition, the president has:

Rolled back the roadblocks to coal mining, which cost the industry $81 million a year,

Ended the ban on oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), opening up more than a million acres to oil exploration, which will create an unprecedented job boom and total energy independence for the U.S. Approved the Dakota Access Pipeline project and the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, which are expected to create more than 42,000 jobs and $2 billion in earnings. Rejected the Paris Climate Accords, which perpetuated the hoax of global warming, saving the U.S. billions in money-extorting regulations, On immigration, submitted to Congress a 70-point proposal that calls for increased border security, enforcement of immigration laws, funding of “the wall” on our southern border, removing illegal aliens in “sanctuary cities,” and ending extended-family chain migration, et al. Deported thousands of illegal aliens, Appointed Constitution-abiding Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, Appointed like-minded judges to 12 Appellate Courts and had 73 conservative judges confirmed,

Added some 100 new immigration judges.

Canceled or delayed over 1,500 planned oppressive regulatory actions, eliminating 22 old regulations for every one new regulation — 22-1! Withdrawn from participation in the United Nations Global Compact on Migration, another significant departure from the global governance policies of the poseur president’s administration. Withdrawn from the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) because of the agency’s “anti-Israel bias.” According to A.J. Caschetta, “UNESCO has become the tip of the spear in the UN’s assault on Israel and earned a more appropriate backronym: the UN Erasure, Slander, and Cover-up Organization.” Created commission on child trafficking and voter fraud.

Declared a nationwide Public Health Emergency on opioids and laid out a new five-point strategy to fight the crisis. Negotiated the release of six U.S. humanitarian workers held captive in Egypt. Traveled to Poland for the annual. G-20 meeting where he pushed again for funding of women entrepreneurs. Launched the United States-Canada Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in February. Prioritized women-owned businesses for some $500 million in SBA loans. Reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy that blocks some $9 billion in foreign aid being used for abortions. Worked with Congress on a bill overturning an Obama regulation that blocked states from defunding abortion providers.

The Department of Health and Human Services published a draft of a new strategic plan that states in its introduction that life begins at conception. According to writer Katherine Rodriquez , food stamps under Pres. Trump have been reduced to their lowest levels in seven years, down in 46 of 50 states, with 1.5 million fewer subscribers. The Trump administration “reached a “very substantial” settlement” in a class action lawsuit brought by more than 400 conservative groups illegally targeted by the poseur president’s Internal Revenue Service.


Bruce Thornton, of, notes that Pres. Trump “has begun to repair the damage to our international prestige wrought by” the poseur president’s “one-world, naïve internationalism favored by progressives, who want to diminish America’s global clout…” In that regard, POTUS has:

Increased the sanctions on Iran and refused to recertify Obama’s disastrous agreement with the nuke-hungry mullahs, Bombed a Syrian airfield and destroyed a fifth of Assad’s jet fighters, Took the gloves off our military and ended ISIS’s “caliphate,” Rolled back Obama’s cringing concessions to Cuba, Put Russia on notice by recommitting to the Magnitsky Act and increasing sanctions on regime oligarchs, Unleashed U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on “the anti-American pygmy states infesting that ‘cockpit in the Tower of Babel’ (the United Nations), Under Trump, Thornton says, “America seems to be getting its international mojo back.” In addition, according to journalist and author Matthew Vadum, the president’s 11-day Asian trip — to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Beijing, the People’s Republic of China; Danang, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; and in Manila, the Philippines — succeeded in bolstering “resolve to combat North Korean nuclear adventurism and Islamic terrorism, and to promote his signature ‘America First’ trade policies… after eight years of pathetic servility, weakness, and apology tours” by the poseur president. During the trip, Pres. Trump scuttled the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying: “We will no longer enter into large agreements that tie our hands, surrender our sovereignty, make meaningful enforcement practically impossible,” and produce “unfair trade practices and enormous trade deficits for the United States.” VP Mike Pence announced that the U.S. will quit funding refugee programs carried out by the United Nations, given its failure to protect Christian [and other] minorities “in the wake of genocide and the atrocities of terrorist groups.”


Pres. Trump removed the poseur president’s crushing Rules of Engagement in combat, which tied the hands of our military and resulted in both greater combat and civilian casualties. And he empowered military leaders to “seize the initiative and win,” reducing the need for a White House sign off on every mission.

According to James Lewis of The American Thinker, when President Trump dropped the Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) in Afghanistan…”a hundred or more of the worst human beings since Hitler died in one big explosion,” and both our allies and our enemies knew there was a powerful new sheriff in the United States. “Obama would never even name the enemy,” Lewis says, and he “never, ever seemed to get that basic point of morality, nor did Hillary, nor did any other Democrat. Trump and Mattis obviously understand it…”

Journalist Rick Moran reminds us that today, ISIS has lost 98 percent of its territory and that now, fewer than 1,000 ISIS fighters remain in Iraq and Syria. And Fox News reports that number is down “from a peak of nearly 45,000 just two years ago. U.S. officials credit nearly 30,000 U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and regional partners on the ground for killing more than 70,000 jihadists.

In addition, President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, which approves one of the largest defense spending increases in the past 30 years. The NDAA does the following:

Increases the size of our forces for the first time in 7 years,

Authorizes funds for the continued defeat of ISIS and to cover critical missile defense capabilities to confront the threat posed by North Korea, Takes concrete steps to rebuild U.S. military readiness Approves a 2.4 percent pay raise for our troops — the largest in 8 years!


Signed the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to allow senior officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire failing employees and establish safeguards to protect whistleblowers, Authorized $2.1 billion in additional funds for the Veterans Choice Program in healthcare; allowed private healthcare choices for veterans, Launched an online “Access and Quality Tool” providing veterans with a way to access wait time and quality of care data,


[Comment: Did mainstream fake media talk about even 10% of what President Trump has accomplished? No. The traitorous media is keeping Americans in the dark about President Trump’s accomplishments, while pumping out fake news demonizing President Trumps administration.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

American Workers Scr@wed Over by Outsourcing Jobs Get Their Day in Court

American workers have suffered tremendously with the outsourcing of jobs to foreign workers. The H-1B Visa program has scr@wed over Americans with decades of experience in jobs. American workers are forced to train their foreign replacements adding insult to injury for the American workers being laid off.

Many of the workers are threatened that they will lose their payout if they break a gag order. One of the most famous cases of an employee who didn’t take a payout so he could speak up is from a Disney worker. The emotional testimony below is Exhibit One of why this Visa program is so horrible:

American workers suing an India-based outsourcing firm accused of discriminating against its U.S.-born employees, while favoring Indian nationals, will get their day in court thanks to an Oakland, California federal judge.

This week, a California federal judge not only refused to throw out a case against Tata Consulting Services (TCS), one of the largest outsourcers in the U.S. of American jobs, but he also turned the case into a class-action lawsuit, according to Bloomberg.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

CNN Anchor: Fox Does a ‘Disservice’ To Viewers by Telling the Truth [Video]

CNN’s Brian Stelter called out “Fox & Friends” for doing a “disservice to viewers,” but his reasoning may leave you scratching your head… In fact, we’re sure it will leave you puzzled.

As you probably know, it was reported on Thursday that Trump’s approval at the end of his first year in office is on par with Obama’s approval rating at the same time during his presidency.

Daily Caller reports:

“Fox & Friends” shared this fact on air Friday morning, leading the president to tweet this out:

Cue Brian Stelter. According to Stelter, it is a “disservice” to make any comparisons of poll numbers that are favorable toward Trump. It is especially bad if Trump signals that he is happy with what has been reported.

“This is a prime example of how ‘Fox & Friends’ does a disservice to viewers,” Stelter tweeted.

Let’s review the facts.

On Dec. 28, 2009, according to a Rasmussen poll, Obama had a 47 percent approval rating. On Dec. 28, 2017, Trump had a 46 percent approval rating. Obama’s approval rating on December 29, 2009 — just one day later — was 46 percent, the exact same as Trump’s.

So Brian Stelter is apparently angry that Fox News reported poll numbers that are factually accurate because they happen to be favorable to the president. Very unbiased.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Deep State Takedown in Progress: Is Trump About to Start Arresting Top Democrats and Bringing Them to Justice?

When Donald Trump gets hit, he always hits back even harder. So when the deep state decided to conduct a legal witch hunt against President Trump and his family, they should have expected that Trump would return the favor. In recent days, there have been all sorts of rumblings about sealed indictments, pending arrests and a “deep state takedown”. Many believe that we are on the verge of seeing some of the most prominent Democrats in the entire nation being arrested and thrown in prison. We shall see how all of this plays out, but in this article I am going to focus on the things that have been confirmed so far.

First of all, let’s talk about the documents that are going to be released on Friday. According to Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, the State Department is scheduled to release 2,800 government documents which were found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop…

Remember, this is just a portion of the documents that were found on his laptop, and the really juicy stuff is almost certainly not going to be found in these government docs.

There are persistent rumors that the really juicy stuff on his laptop contains evidence of sexual misconduct by top Democrats that would far surpass anything that has come out about members of Congress so far. We are potentially talking about the type of stuff that could send people to prison for life, and we need to keep demanding for that material to be released to the public as soon as possible. I understand that there are ongoing investigations that cannot be compromised, but there is no excuse for things to drag on for this long.

But without a doubt, there could potentially be some gamechanging material in the docs that we will get to see tomorrow. The following is what Judicial Watch previously had to say about these documents…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Democrat Activist Spills Anti-Semitic Belief That Muslims Have a Right to Kill Jews

Linda Sarsour is the face of the new far left leaning Democrat Party. She combines the communist and Muslim beliefs into one. Pushing anti-semitism is all part of the new Islamist left…

Frontpage reported:

A few more deep anti-Semitic thoughts from the new Islamist face of the left.

On December 9th, taking to her Facebook account, Linda Sarsour justified Palestinian terrorism:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Fake News: Mainstream Media Claims That White House Intern is Racist for Using ‘OK’ Hand Gesture

Another day, another piece of evidence that points to the stunning fact that the mainstream media is willing to spread complete disinformation on a daily basis in their desperate, never ending attempt to hurt President Trump.

The latest example comes in the form of a pathetic hit piece in The Daily Mail that claims that former White House Intern Jack Breuer used a racist hand gesture in a November photo op with the president and fellow interns.

The problem? Breuer isn’t actually a white supremacist and was flashing the ‘OK’ hand gesture that the president and others have used in the past. Keep in mind that the ADL itself has already confirmed this is NOT a racist hand symbol.

The Daily Mail report breathlessly reads:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Head of National Counterterrorism Center: Easy Access to Weapons Makes America More Dangerous

Why are some people like this guy even in the position they are in?

Nicholas Rasmussen of the National Counterterrorism Center told the Washington Post “We find ourselves in a more dangerous situation because our population of violent extremists has no difficulty gaining access to weapons that are quite lethal. I wish that weren’t so.”

Rasmussen has served at the NCC for five years and three of those have been as director.

“More weapons, more readily available, increases the lethality of those that would pick them up and use them,” added Rasmussen.

Well, there are hundreds of millions of guns owned by over a hundred million citizens. That isn’t the problem. The problem is the human heart, and you won’t correct that with more infringements on the rights of the people.

The WaPo piece obviously referenced the San Bernardino shooting and the most recent mass shooting in Las Vegas back in October as some evidence that Rasmussen is correct in his assessment.

However, in both of those instances, the firearms were all purchased legally through federally licensed firearms dealers. In other words, the sales were all legal under the pretended legislation of Washington, DC, which should not be writing arms laws in the first place, according to the Second Amendment.

However, what was noticeably missing in the piece was any reference to say… Chicago, Los Angeles, New York or Baltimore. These cities have some of the strictest gun control “laws” in the country and yet, they are the most prone for violence.

[Comment: Fire this jackass. Another globalist puppet promoting what is essentially the elimination of the 2nd amendment.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

MSNBC: “the Trump ‘Resistance’ Has to Become a Church That Seeks Converts” [Video]

“Persuasion is so important”…”The Resistance has to become a church…a church that seeks converts”

Huh??? This guy is allowed to spew his propaganda like he’s an expert on Americans. Unreal! Did anyone else out there have to listen to that a few times to let it sink in?

[Comment: Too late. It is already a cult of the lobotomized.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Pictured: The Law Firm Partner and Father Who Shot Dead a Colleague and Injured Another in a Christmas Party Shooting Moments After He Was Fired

The man who shot dead a fellow attorney and wounded another before turning the gun on himself Friday at a Southern California holiday party has been identified.

A coroner named 58-year-old family man John Mendoza responsible in the murder-suicide at Bixby Knolls Law office in Long Beach around 2:25pm, according to the Press Telegram.

Mendoza killed 75-year-old Major A Langer during the office Christmas party where employees gathered together to celebrate and win prizes.

It has been revealed that Langer attempted to fire Mendoza right before the deadly events occurred.

Mendoza also injured Ronald Beck, who runs day-to-day operations at the firm.

Beck is currently in serious but stable condition and was rushed to the hospital by his son after the shooting.

Long Beach police responded to Bixby Knolls amid reports of an active shooter, but realized after it was actually a ‘workplace violence incident’…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]

The Fake News Must Wither and Die

The Bill of Rights, Article I states, “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;” What can we do if an enemy sets up a “press” to manipulate elections, news, and other information to promote its ends or to subvert our way of life? Shouldn’t that be considered treason or sedition? Whenever the “press” or other media over-steps the bounds of their job which is to bring news, information, and entertainment to the public, it becomes an un-elected power instead of a service. Whenever the press wields un-elected power, it is called the “Fourth Estate”…

The power perverts and their want-to-be power puppets of the media have little regard for bringing honest information and entertainment to the public. They will use or sell their position for the pleasures of power. In this power grab, they work the news to fit what they want us to believe. With the selected information, they transmit, they more than make a departure from their honest function. They use deceptive, descriptive words, they will give or withhold publicity to people of their choosing. They will give their approval or disapproval of actions. The “spin” they give to the news is only to influence us and shape a system suited for their master’s pleasure. Thereby they shape events at every level of life into their ideal image. It appears that their conduct and language are directed against the public order and the tranquility of state.

This constant ridicule and stirring up of disorder of the very country in which they live, is the meaning of sedition. Not only is there enough evidence of sedition to bring formal accusation, but there could also be a good case for conspiracy and treason. In a message presented to Congress in 1917, Congressman Oscar Callaway stated, “In March 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests…and their subsidiary organizations…got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press…They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of twenty-five of the greatest papers. An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers.” In regards to the media of his day, Abraham Lincoln said, “He who molds the public sentiment… makes statues and decisions possible or impossible to make.”

To show the danger of the undisciplined Fourth Estate and the treason that can result, here is what David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission said in an address before the media power brokers in June of 1991… “We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto determination practiced in the past centuries.” Auto determination is single determination, such as a government with a Constitution. It is a sovereign Nation, autonomous, having of itself the power of determination.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

US Weather: Niagara Falls Turns to Ice as America Braces for Subzero New Year Celebrations

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy said: “We hauled the shark off the beach and it is currently thawing at NOAA Fisheries Service to be dissected later. A true sharkcicle!”.

More than 220 million Americans are preparing for the coldest New Year in living memory as the cold snap that has swept across the northern states prompts chaos across the country.

Temperatures atop the highest peak in the north-east, Mount Washington, hit a shocking —37 degrees celsius — breaking the previous record at the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire of —35C which was set in 1933.

In one Michigan county there were more than 30 crashes in a single morning yesterday as the freezing weather turned the roads to ice.

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

Va. Man Being Investigated During FBI Raid for Possible Ties to ISIS, Court Documents Show

WOODBURY, Va. — Following an FBI raid of a Virginia home on Friday, new court documents show FBI investigators suspected the man living at the Loudoun County home of supporting ISIS and researching how to conduct an attack.

The suspect is Sean Andrew Duncan, a U.S. citizen from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who had moved to Sterling, Virginia in June 2017.

A relative of Duncan’s reportedly told investigators that he had had “converted to Islam, may have been radicalized, and voiced his approval of westerners being beheaded in the Middle East.”

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

Video: Is This Proof of a Ground-Based Shooter Firing Short Full-Auto Bursts Into the Crowd During the Las Vegas Massacre?

What sounds like three rapid-fire five round bursts can be heard spraying into the crowd on the night of the October 1 massacre.

LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — A new video has surfaced in which numerous short, fully-automatic bursts of gunfire, bullets, can be heard whizzing past and pummeling concert goers and their surroundings after Jason Aldean had already exited stage left.

Astonishingly, the short bursts were not part of the other eleven documented 100-round volleys which Stephen Paddock reportedly fired from his 32nd-floor suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino which proves other gunmen were, in fact, on the prowl that night just as many eyewitnesses have already stated.

It is not known exactly what time the video was captured but is sometime between 10:05 and 10:10 p.m.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

‘Watch Out Conservatives’: Bill Nye Warns of ‘Economic Sanctions’ Against Climate Change Deniers

“The political problem is that…we’ve got to remind people that we’re all in this together. The people I think about all the time are what are eloquently stated as the hillbillies, we want to engage everybody, not working to address climate change is in no one’s best interest.”

[Comment: Bill Nye exposed as a genocidal anti-science lunatic who seems to want human civilization exterminated and this article: Bill Nye the Pervert Guy ]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

What the U.S. Would Save if Trump Cut Aid to U.N. Countries That Voted Against Us

The U.N. voted against America moving our embassy to Jerusalem, raising the question of what we pay to those who voted against us. The grand total of all donations to countries around the world (using stats from 2016) is over $24 BILLION…that’s billion with a b! We could save that much by cutting off those who voted against us. What do you think about that? We think the U.N. would make a great condo building!

Here are the countries that voted against the U.S., listed alphabetically, along with America’s 2016 financial obligation to each country:…

TOTAL — $24,485,383,599

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

‘Man’ Flu is Real


A Canadian doctor, Dr. Kyle Sue, writing in the British Medical Journal, said that “man flu” may come down to physiological differences between men and women. “So it makes sense that we could differ in our responses to cold and flu viruses as well,” he added.

“I do think that the research does point towards men having a weaker immune response when it comes to common viral respiratory infections and the flu,” Sue told Britain’s Guardian newspaper. “This is shown in the fact that they [have] worse symptoms, they last longer, they are more likely to be hospitalized and more likely to die from it.”

To compare how flu symptoms manifest among both women and men, Sue reviewed a number of studies involving both animals and humans.

A study from Hong Kong, Sue wrote, suggested that when the flu strikes, adult men face a greater risk for being admitted to the hospital than their female peers. Another study, in America, also found that men seem to face a higher risk for actually dying from the flu than women.

Sue, a clinical assistant professor in family medicine from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, told the Guardian that the higher testosterone levels in men might be behind the phenomenon because of possible effects on the immune system…

[NOTE: Yep, testosterone is a real killer…]

           — Hat tip: Dora [Return to headlines]

These Toronto Men Were Charged With Beating Anti-Erdogan Protesters in May. They Still Haven’t Been Arrested

WASHINGTON — The two Toronto men accused in a high-profile U.S. attack on peaceful protesters have not been arrested, and their whereabouts are now unknown.

Ahmet Dereci and Mahmut Sami Ellialti, passionate supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, face assault and hate crime charges related to unprovoked violence against anti-Erdogan demonstrators in Washington, D.C.

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Catalonia: Carles Puigdemont Demands Spain Restore His Government

Carles Puigdemont has said he is still the region’s leader after a strong showing by separatist parties in a recent regional election. The Spanish prime minister has rejected any idea of Puigdemont governing from abroad.

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German Jewish Leader Warns That Jews May Require Police Protection as Anti-Semitism Escalates

Former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany Charlotte Knobloch claims that Jews are increasingly under threat in public and may require police protection to lead a normal life without harassment and violence.

Ms Knobloch, who is now the President of the Jewish Community of Munich and Upper Bavaria, said that Jews are increasingly under threat, Die Welt reports.

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

German Expert Predicts 2018 Will Expose Cracks in EU as Merkel Struggles to Lead

Stefanie Bolzen, a journalist for Die Welt, told the BBC Dateline that Europe will spend 2018 trying to resolve major divisions in the bloc.

This comes as the powerhouse of Europe, Germany, has been without a government for the past 13 weeks, as Angela Merkel struggles to form a coalition.

Mrs Merkel has faced waning support among German voters, with many citizens becoming increasingly “tired of her” according to Bolzen.

The European Union will also face fierce infighting over the bloc’s contentious eurozone reforms and migration policy as well as anticipated political shocks in Italy and Spain.

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

Germany Ends 2017 Without a Government for Angela Merkel

It is unknown in the history of modern Germany: Three months after the election the country still doesn’t have a new government. How can it be that Merkel’s CDU remains on the hunt for a coalition partner?

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

Greenfield: Europe’s Tolerance for Terrorists

Interfaith coexistence: is being able to practice his Islamic religious beliefs about attacking Jews while everyone in the Netherlands practices their secular religion of tolerating Islamic violence

Saleh Ali was one of 64,000 Syrian refugees living in the Netherlands. The vast majority, like Ali, are young men. And the largest number of these migrants spend their days idling in Amsterdam.

On Thursday morning, Saleh Ali took a walk to trendy Amstelveenseweg while wearing a keffiyah and waving a terrorist PLO flag. He stopped in front of a Jewish restaurant, shouted “Allahu Akbar” and began smashing the windows. The Amsterdam police stood by and watched quizzically until he was done. Then when he entered the restaurant, they finally called him out and arrested him. And in two days he was back on the street.

Amsterdam is a very tolerant place. Not just of drugs or prostitution, but of Islamic violence.

Saleh Ali had lied about his past to get his temporary residence permit while claiming to be a refugee. He had combat training and had fought with Jihadists in and out of Syria. He told the police that he had been prepared to die in the attack on the restaurant and that he will continue engaging in violence.

But this information was kept secret until an anonymous source in the police department leaked it. The lawyer for HaCarmel, the restaurant that had been assaulted by the Islamic terrorist, issued a statement expressing outrage that the attacker who had pledged to commit more attacks was back on the street.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Ireland: Car ‘Drives at Pedestrians’ In Dublin — One Injured as Driver Flees

A car has ploughed onto a pavement in Blanchardstown, Dublin, near Blanchardstown shopping centre, leaving at least one person injured.

One witness said it appeared the car was “driving at pedestrians” before it sped away from the scene .

She told a child was struck by the car, which then accelerated away from the scene in the suburb of Blanchardstown.

Michelle O’Reilly said: “A BMW car mounted the path outside Leisureplex and drove at pedestrians down by Starbucks and Dante pizza restaurant, then striking a child, and then sped away from the scene.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

There Are 20,000 Active Pedophiles in the UK, As Many as Terrorist Suspects, Police Chief Warns

More than 20,000 British men are “interested” in sexually abusing children, UK’s national police chief in charge of child protection has said, having compared the data to the number of suspects posing a terrorist threat.

Some 4,000 men from the UK have been identified as active users of a single online chatroom monitored by investigators in 2017, said Simon Bailey, the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead on child protection. However, there are much more men interested in sexually abusing children, the police official warned, having put the number of such potential offenders at over 20,000. There is a roughly equal number of current and former terrorist suspects, he pointed out.

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

UK: Anti-Terror Police Search Sheffield Tower Block in Hunt for Terrorist

A 21-year-old was held under the Terrorism Act late last night and two buildings in the city are being searched.

It follows the arrests of four men in the South Yorkshire city and nearby Chesterfield in Derbyshire on December 19.

A spokesman for Counter Terrorism Policing North East (CTPNE) said: “The 21-year-old man, from the Fir Vale area of Sheffield, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

“The intelligence-led arrest was made in the Firth Park area of Sheffield at approximately 11pm on Friday evening.

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

UK: Woman Kidnapped at Nine and Raped for Weeks While She Was Chained Inside a Makeshift Dungeon Hidden 10 Feet Below the Ground

A young woman who was kidnapped by a family friend and kept hidden away in a concrete dungeon where she slept inside a makeshift coffin for 17 days is speaking out about the harrowing ordeal and how she managed to survive.

Katie Beers, now 34, participated in a Reddit AMA on Thursday, during which she revealed that the years of sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her godmother’s husband prepared her for the ordeal.

She was just 9 when she was abducted by John Esposito in 1992, who lured her in with the promise of a gift for her upcoming birthday.

Espositio then took her to his house where he kept her in a dungeon he had specifically built for her that was buried under his garage and hidden by a 200lbs. slab of concrete.

Linoleum flooring and carpeting covered the trapdoor, which was tucked away in a closet whose entrance was obscured by a bookcase.

Katie was trapped there in almost complete darkness for close to three weeks, while her captor sexual abused her and police were just feet away, having set up a command post on Esposito’s lawn but unable to hear the girl’s screams because she was buried away below the ground.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Caroline Glick: Facing a Tamimi Government

This week, the Tamimi clan from Nabi Saleh beset Israel once again. Ahed Tamimi, the family’s teenaged golden girl, and her mother, Nariman, once again posted videos of themselves slapping and cursing hapless IDF soldiers.

The photogenic Ahed has been doing this number since she was a little girl.

There are two components of the Palestinian war to annihilate Israel: terrorism and propaganda. The two are integrally linked. The ties are nowhere more apparent than in the actions of the Tamimi family.

Six weeks after Israel signed the Oslo Accords with the PLO on the White House lawn on September 13, 1993, Chaim Mizrahi from Beit El went to buy eggs from a farmer in Ramallah, as he had every week for years.

Two of Ahed’s cousins, Said and Nizar Tamimi, were there. They stabbed Mizrahi, stuffed him in the trunk of his car and burned him alive.

In August 2001, Ahed’s aunt Ahlam Tamimi masterminded the massacre at a Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem. She chose Sbarro because it was popular among families with young children. She brought the suicide bomber to the restaurant and he blew himself up, killing 15 people, among them seven children, and wounded 130.

Today all three of the Tamimi murderers are out of jail…

           — Hat tip: Caroline Glick [Return to headlines]

US Envoy: Palestinian Reaction to Trump Announcement is Ugly, Antisemitic

Envoy says US Jews of all streams owe Trump ‘enormous debt of gratitude’ for Jerusalem move.

Some of the Palestinian rhetoric in response to President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem has been “ugly, needlessly provocative and antisemitic,” US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman told The Jerusalem Post this week.

Friedman, a leading force behind Trump’s decision three weeks ago to recognize Jerusalem and move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv, characterized the Palestinian reaction as “largely emotional,” saying they “unfortunately overreacted” because Trump made clear that the US was “not taking a position on any final-status issues, including the specific boundaries of the Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem.”…

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Feds Told to Spill Details on Obama’s Favor to Terrorists

Pressure is mounting to learn the details of the Obama administration’s alleged “derailing” of an effort to stop a drug-running scheme by the Iran-backed terror group Hezbollah while he was negotiating the nuclear deal with Tehran.

A Freedom of Information Act case has been filed by the American Center for Law and Justice demanding to know who “impeded agents from taking down a billion-dollar drug trafficking ring led by the Iranian-back[ed] terror group Hezbollah.”

WND reported Thursday Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reviewing Project Cassandra, a highly classified law enforcement program by the Drug Enforcement Administration during the Obama administration.

The Jerusalem Post reported Sessions is looking into Project Cassandra after Politico reported the Obama administration “derailed” the law enforcement efforts “in its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran.”

Politico said the Obama administration foiled the law enforcers that were targeting “drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine in the United States.”

[Comment: check out the picture of Hezbollah members “salute”.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Guardian Newspaper Pushing Fake News

Rather than investigate and publish real news, it seems that the once respected liberal standard bearer The Guardian is firmly in the mainstream media’s fake new camp — promoting the establishment conspiracy theory that Russia is plotting to do all manner of evil and subterfuge in Europe and the US.

Meanwhile, editors at the Guardian refuse to do an real investigation in the the full scope of the UK government’s covert slush fund in Syria. As 21WIRE reported earlier this month:

“The BBC will be carrying out a controlled journalistic “explosion” on their Panorama programme, airing tonight in the UK. Their report, dramatically titled, “Jihadis You Pay For” is about to expose UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for the funding of extremist and terrorist groups in Syria via their “Free Syrian Police” project set-up in ‘rebel-held’ areas of Syria since 2014. To referee this virtual clash of the titans, The Guardian has been drafted-in to do the honours.”

“The report, Jihadis You Pay For, will claim that Foreign Office money paid to the FSP reached people with links to the extremist group al-Nusra Front.” ~ The Guardian

In fact, it was The Guardian newspaper who actively campaigned on behalf of the UK and US government-funded pseudo “NGO” known as the White Helmets to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016. This, despite the fact that this western ‘first-responder’ construct has clear links to al Qaeda terrorists affiliates in Syria.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Iran Blocks Internet on Third Night of Protests

Tehran (AFP) — Demonstrators attacked a town hall in the Iranian capital Saturday as protests spilled into a third night despite government warnings against any further “illegal gatherings” and moves to cut off the internet on mobiles.

Unverified videos on social media appeared to show thousands marching through the western cities of Khorramabad, Zanjan and Ahvaz, while reports spread rapidly that several people had been shot dead by police in the town of Dorud.

A swirl of wild rumours, combined with travel restrictions and a near-total media blackout from official agencies, made it difficult to confirm the reports.

The authorities appeared to respond by cutting internet access to mobile phones, with the main networks interrupted at least in Tehran shortly before midnight, AFP reporters said.

Several Iranian news agencies warned Telegram, the most popular social media service in the country, might soon be shut down after communications minister Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi accused one popular channel, Amadnews, of encouraging an “armed uprising”.

Meanwhile, the conservative Mehr news agency posted videos of protesters attacking a town hall in central Tehran, overturning a police car and burning the Iranian flag…

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Iran Cuts Off Internet Amid Mass Protests, Calls for “Armed Uprising”

One day after we reported that several satellite networks in Iran were jammed amid the anti-government protests that have gripped the middle-eastern nation, late on Saturday reports emerged that telecom providers in Iran have begun blocking internet access across several cities in the country as mass protests erupted for the third day in a row.

According to Al Arabiya, among the telecom companies imposing blocks, was Hamrahe Aval, the primary Mobile Telecommunication Company of Iran (MTCI or MCI) as social media continues to play a pivotal role in documenting mass protests and subsequent brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters in the country. Additionally, AFP reporters said that the main TV networks were interrupted at least in Tehran shortly before midnight.

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Iran’s Violent Anti-Regime Protests Enter Third Day as Thousands Rally in Support of Government

A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran’s weak economy has swept into Tehran, with college students and others chanting against the Government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the Islamic republic’s clerical establishment.

The anti-government demonstrations appear to be the largest to strike the Islamic republic since its 2009 Green Movement arose after President Ahmadinejad’s re-election, which saw eight months of street protests.

The pro-establishment demonstrations, commemorating a mass 2009 pro-government rally challenging those who rejected the re-election of hard-line Mr Ahmadinejad amid fraud allegations, had been scheduled weeks earlier to be held in 1,200 locations around Iran.

State television showed a rally in the capital Tehran and marchers carrying banners in support of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Iran’s second-largest city of Mashhad.

The student protests started on Thursday (local time), when people in Mashhad took to the streets to protest against high prices and shouted anti-establishment slogans…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]

Russia Planning National Biometric Database for Banking Next Year, Expanding Worldwide Trend

Russia is to start a biometric database for financial services starting next summer, the Central Bank of Russia said in a statement.

The system, although not mandatory, will extend access to banking by letting customers open accounts without having to visit a banking branch. This is all in an effort to “digitize” financial services. The regulator noted that data would only be stored with a person’s consent.

However, what the biometric database will include is worrying to say the least.

The biometric database will incorporate images of faces, voice samples and, eventually, irises and fingerprints.

With constant hacks against corporations including credit agency Equifax here in the U.S., which was threatened in September to pay in Bitcoin or else, putting all of someone’s physical identification in one place is a nightmarish scenario. Especially with the rise of using biometric data (fingerprints and facial recognition) to unlock cell phones.

Imagine someone hacks your bank biometric information — they now have your full identity and are free to access your phone and other services that use your fingerprint and face as if they were you. This enables blackmailing with access to all your private information, text, and pictures.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Ukraine: Bitcoin Exchange CEO Kidnapped Leaving Office

Being a “Bitcoin Billionaire” just got a bit more complicated after reports surfaced that the CEO of EXMO, a UK-based Bitcoin exchange, was kidnapped in Kiev. According to The Telegraph, Pavel Lerner (40) was pulled into a black Mercedes Benz by a group of armed men wearing ski masks as he left his office in the Obolon district of Kiev on December 26.

Adding to the intrigue of the abduction, EXMO’s website suffered a DDOS attack this morning, which knocked trading temporarily offline, just as news of the kidnapping begin to draw public attention.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Sydney Harbour Church Forced to Cancel New Year’s Eve Party Due to Jihad Security Costs

An Anglican church with a view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge has been forced to cancel an annual New Year’s Eve street party over terrorist attack fears.

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New York Governor Pardons 18 Convicted Illegals Waiting for Deportation… Cut Off Fed Funds Now!

DEMOCRAT GOVERNOR Andrew Cuomo just pardoned 18 illegals who were facing immigration enforcement actions because of prior criminal charges. He says his pardon was based on their rehabilitation efforts. Cuomo blasted what he called President Trump’s “hard-line” immigration efforts. Is following the rule of law a “hard line”?


Yesterday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order barring law enforcement officials from inquiring about the citizenship status of suspects during investigations. It would also apply to other state agencies outside of law enforcement in most cases. In other words, rather than just refusing to cooperate with ICE when they seek to deport illegal aliens, Cuomo is raising the bar and basically pretending that we don’t even have any immigration laws.


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US Military to Accept Transgender Recruits on Monday

Lawrence Hurley and Idrees Ali report for Reuters that Federal Courts ordered that transgendered people will be allowed to enlist in the military for the first time starting Monday.

This article appeared in Business Insider:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Transgender people will be allowed for the first time to enlist in the U.S. military starting on Monday as ordered by federal courts, the Pentagon said on Friday, after President Donald Trump’s administration decided not to appeal rulings that blocked his transgender ban.

[Comment: American taxpayers will now pay for “gender reassignment surgery”. Trump has to drain the military hierarchy of obama plants.]

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White Privilege: An Article of Left-Wing Faith

The left continues to pit ethnic groups against each other based on little more than skin color.

In Yiddish, the term dreck means excrement, dung, crap, or worthless junk. It is an apt term for the deliberate psychological damage being inflicted upon young Americans as they navigate the leftist swamp of higher education.

White privilege, or whiteness studies, is now an entrenched part of far too many —ology and humanities classes. This notion of white skin privilege has become an “article of faith among progressives,” who assert that “whites, by definition and DNA, would remain racists, even if unwittingly, until the end of time.”… In essence, the left has turned American universities into “havens for race hatred.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Cities Around the World Warily Prep for New Year’s Eve Among Terrorism Fears

In the wake of recent terror attacks, officials are ramping up security at New Year’s Eve celebrations. In New York, a test run took place Saturday of the glittering ball in Times Square to make sure it drops right at the stroke of midnight.

The more than 1 million revelers will have to go through metal detectors. There will also be bomb-sniffing dogs and police snipers.

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

9 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/30/2017

  1. I have a feeling that Huma Abedin is the happiest person on Earth for the failure of Hillary. I think she had a feeling that should Hillary become empress, she would become a body bag.

  2. “There Are 20,000 Active Pedophiles in the UK, As Many as Terrorist Suspects, Police Chief Warns” are we talking the classical idea of a pedophile or immigrants? Both are wrong, but we all know one group won’t face any charges.

    It would be wonderful if Iran returned to democracy, but considering how all these revolts in the region went so far, it’s more likely to become even worse if there is a regime change.

    So about the “transgender” thing, I’ve recently found out what it actually means and it’s hilarious. Because psychiatry and general medicine only ever knew of two terms: “transvestite” for men who like to dress as women, and “transsexual” for people born in the wrong body and eventually undergoing reassignment surgery. “Transgender” on the other hand is a term experts don’t like to use, because it doesn’t even have a definition. Even the snowflakes aren’t sure how to define it! Because it’s ever changing and there’s no clear border to determine what is still transgender and what isn’t. In other words it throws a bad light onto everyone that fits in the other two categories and can be helped and enables people with all kinds of other mental health issues to pretend they don’t have a problem, because they can just call themselves “transgender” and suddenly look like they’re normal and everyone else is a biggot.
    My guess is though that what the article really is talking about are transsexuals and whoever wrote the article doesn’t know the terminology. Can’t blame them though, it took me a long while to come across some information that actually explained it properly and clearly. And Obama himself probably never cared about using correct words.

    • From the cultural Marxist point of view, indeterminate terms like transgender, serving to delegitimize normal cultural assumptions, are useful as an acid to dissolve the culture we already inhabit.

  3. Concerning the riots in Iran:

    My hope is that the US stays out of it. The protesters are not necessarily democrats, not necessarily anti-Islam. We don’t know, and don’t understand the complex politics of the region. From extensive past experience, we do know that interference from the US almost uniformly makes things much worse.

    The best thing we can do for the Iranians is benign neglect; the worst thing is to give them the impression they can count on the US for any form of support.

  4. Yes, interesting. However, I don’t know who’s behind the scenes and I won’t participate before I know which group gets the international support.

    For those curious to find out more: Two groups claim responsibility for the unrest at the moment: MEK hiding under cover of IRANNCR and Prince and his IRANNC.

    IRANNCR/MEK: Islamo-Communist. However they keep distance from both Islam and their beloved Mr. Stalin at the moment and advertise some ordinary Liberal stuff.

    IRANNC: Not a dominant doctorine, a catch-all association for transition of government according to the will of public. Prince, himself, looks closer to conservatives/federalists to me, some members closer to Liberals. Now Prince also keeps distance from IRANNC and announced he can operate better on his own.

    At the moment every politician says hurray for the protesters but cunningly hides which of the two group they support. So I must be cautious and not to issue verdicts before I know better. Just got the impression that prince is the choice of POTUS and MEK is the choice of McCain and criminals behind him. I hope my judgement is close to reality and this helps readers.

    • an explanatory note about usage of federalist:
      The word “federalist” may look like centralisation of government for people in America. But since Iran government is much too centralised at the moment, the word “federalism” means creating more independent states, hence de-centralisation, in our nomenclature. Pardon.

  5. Transgender in the military is a very, very bad idea. The military is no place to be working out your gender identity. I am surprised Trump is not appealing, but perhaps there are too few actual instances of this to spend time / effort appealing.

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