Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/12/2018

A Moroccan man claiming to be armed with firearms and a bomb took hostages in Paris, dousing a pregnant woman with gasoline during the standoff. Eventually police were able to secure the release of the hostages and take the suspect into custody. His motive is unknown.

In other news, the migrants refused by Matteo Salvini have been transferred to Italian ships in order to be transported to Spain, which agreed to accept them.

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Financial Crisis
» $28,166: What it Costs to Provide Health Care for an American Family of Four for One Year
» Economy Expert: ‘Economic Ponzi Scheme Will Cause the Next Market Crash’
 
USA
» A Glimpse Inside George Soros’s Open Society Foundations
» Amazon Gives in to Muslim Empolyee Ramadan Demands
» Campus Group Attacked by Campus Commie for Displaying Truth About Communist Genocide: “a Bunch of F**king Trump Supporters!” [Video]
» Dinesh D’Souza: Left Had Romney ‘Hiding Under His Desk’ With Tactics That Didn’t Work Against Trump
» DOJ Backs Free-Speech Watchdog in Lawsuit Against Umich
» Fortnite Addiction is Real: 9-Year-Old Girl Checks Into Rehab “After Getting Hooked Playing Fortnite for 10 Hours a Day”
» George Soros Cries ‘Uncle!’ After Stinging Loss… Attacks Trump Saying He’s “Willing to Destroy the World”
» Hindu Terror Plot in Quantico by ABC TV Network, Is Also a Part of Establishing ‘Islamophobia Concepts’, Propagated by CAIR
» Jeff Sessions Delivers: DOJ Nails Senate Intel Committee’s Security Chief as Deep State Leaker
» Over 1,200 Minnesota Parents Are Suing to Shut Down Child Protective Services
» Son of Late Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O’Neal Goes on Stabbing Spree…arrested Several Days Later for Armed Robbery in 7-Eleven Store
» Teachers Reportedly Fearful After MS-13 Infiltrates Maryland School
» Teen Jailed in Grimes County After Allegedly Shooting Friend in Social Media Game
» The Derangement is Real
» ‘Ultimate Narcissist’ Trump Wants to ‘Destroy the World’ — George Soros
» US Man Gets 15 Years for Trying to Join Islamic State Group
» What Could Go Wrong? U.S. Army Planning to Deploy Autonomous Killer Robots on Battlefield by 2028
 
Canada
» A Picture That Sums Up the G7 Summit in Quebec City
» ‘Fair Trade is Now to be Called Fool Trade’: Trump Rips Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the European Union From Singapore
» Liberal Tears Don’t Justify Special Treatment or Official Party Status
» Trump Trade Adviser: There’s a ‘Special Place in Hell’ For Trudeau After His ‘G7 Stunt’ [Video]
 
Europe and the EU
» 24 Hours in Khan’s London: Broad Daylight Stabbings, Raids on Drug Dealing Network
» A Pound of Flesh at the Speed of Justice
» Armed Man Takes Several Hostages in Paris, Demands to Speak to Iranian Embassy
» Austrian Muslims Denounce Decision to Close Mosques and Expel Imams
» Austrian Chancellor Threatened Via Internet Over Shutting Mosques — Reports
» Bilderberg 2018: Rear Guard Action by the Transatlantic Elite in Turin, Italy
» Delingpole: McDonalds is Far Too Good for Gender Studies Graduates
» France: Paris Hostages: Man ‘Armed With Bomb’ Douses Pregnant Woman in Petrol in Horror Siege
» French Far-Left Extremists Vandalise War Memorial, Call for ‘No Nation, No Borders’
» Man Arrested After Weapon Threats, Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ In Belgian City Recently Rocked by Terror
» Memes ‘Will be Banned’ Under New EU Copyright Law
» Norwegian Police Detain Man Suspected of Serial Assaults in Oslo
» Police Raid Scientists Who Discovered New Vaccine Dangers
» Scotland: Bagpiper Cuffed by Cops for Playing Too Loudly
» Teenage Girl Stabbed to Death in Broad Daylight in West German Park
» Trump ‘Told Macron EU is Worse Than China, ‘ Slams Car Tariffs
» UK: ‘You Haven’t Achieved Anything in Your Life. No Qualifications, No Nothing’: Woman Launches Astonishing Attack on London Bus Driver After He ‘Accidentally Closes Door as She Tries to Board’
» UK: Doctors Who Kill Patients Will Keep Jobs and ‘Learn From Mistakes’
» UK: Horrifying Moment Gunman Shoots Cowering Man in Suburban Street
» UK: Leave.EU Founder Mocks ‘Fake News’ Inquiry, Claims Anti-Brexit Chair Took Money Off Russians
» UK: Youth Gang Violence Set to Have ‘Unprecedented Rise’ During Summer
» UK’s May Avoids Mutiny: Accepts Watered-Down Brexit Amendment
» Wilders’ Mohammed Cartoon Contest Gets Green Light From Dutch Counter-Terror Agency
» You Can’t Tell the Italian People How to Vote, Greek MEP Tells EU Commissioner
» Young People Really Are Getting More Stupid: IQs Have Started to Fall by Seven Points Per Generation in ‘Pretty Worrying’ Trend, Scientists Discover
 
Middle East
» Erdogan: ‘War Between Cross and Crescent’ Coming
» Turkish Government Official: Europe Will be Muslim
 
Russia
» I Watched Putin’s Entire 4 Hour Q&A With the Russian People — He Even Answered My Question
» Russian Military Prepares for WW3 by Creating ‘Giant Cloud’
 
South Asia
» Muslim Husband Enforced Wife to be Raped by His Father-Brother-Friends. Tortured Wife Returned to Hindu Faith.
 
Far East
» China Hacked US Navy Contractor, Stole 614GB of Submarine Missile Secrets
» Chinese ‘Dark Sword’ Is the First Sixth-Generation Warplane — Military Experts
» Sweden’s Foreign Minister Calls US-North Korea Agreement a ‘Victory for Diplomacy’
» Trump and Kim Sign “Comprehensive” Letter to End Historic Summit, Agree to “Follow-on” Negotiations
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» White South African Farmers Trained by Israeli Special Forces to Fight Off Violent Attacks
 
Latin America
» Polio Returns to Venezuela as Government Stops Buying Vaccines
 
Immigration
» Analyst Says Trump Doing Better Job for Kids of Illegals
» Belgium: Illegal Migrant Rapes Mentally Disabled Teen for Days Attempting to Make Her Pregnant
» EU Crisis Worsens: Brussels Threatens to Tear Itself Apart as Migration Row Erupts
» EU Rebellion: French MPs Back Italy Decision to Trash EU Rules and Turn Away Migrant Ship
» Germany: Iraqi Migrant Suspected of Islamic State Membership Arrested
» Hungary: As Long as Europe’s Security Depends Exclusively on the Good Will of Turkey, Its Borders Will Remain Defenseless
» ‘Irresponsible’: France Blasts Italy But Defends Not Taking in Stranded Migrant Ship
» Leftist Millennial Shocks With Speech Against Freebies for Illegals: “Cal Grants Are Given Priority to Illegal Immigrants” [Video]
» Merkel on the Brink: German Government Could Collapse Amid Tense Row Over Migrant Crisis
» Non-Western Asylum Seekers to Cost Dutch Society Billions, Study Shows
» Only the Beginning! Salvini Pledges Boat Debacle is Starting Shot of EU Migration Debate
» Stranded Migrants Transferred to Italian Ships
» Sweden Bars Refugees From Returning to Syria and Gives Them Benefits Instead
 
Culture Wars
» CBC Indoctrinates Young Kids: ‘Are You Gay Allies?’
» Girl, 5, Says Grace at Meal, All Hell Breaks Loose
» Twitter CEO Apologizes After Being Attacked by Left for Eating Chick-fil-A During Gay Pride Month
 

$28,166: What it Costs to Provide Health Care for an American Family of Four for One Year

One of the primary reasons why the middle class in America is disappearing so rapidly is because of skyrocketing health care costs. Families all over the country are being absolutely crushed by extremely high health insurance premiums, ridiculously high deductibles and very large out-of-pocket expenses that were not anticipated. In fact, medical bills are the number one reason why individuals go bankrupt in the United States today. Once upon a time, the medical profession was all about helping people, but today it has become a heartless money-making operation that is dominated by health insurance corporations and pharmaceutical companies. If we do not make major changes quickly, our out of control health care system will destroy the middle class in our country all by itself.

I knew that health care costs were astronomical, but I had no idea that health care costs for an average family of four for one year had hit $28,166…

That is a crazy amount of money. Once upon a time, you could buy an entire house in America for $28,000. But now that will only cover health care costs for a single year…

And every year it gets worse. For 2018, it was being projected that the average rate increase for Obamacare plans would be 37 percent.

If our paychecks were going up 37 percent each year, that would be fine.

But of course that just isn’t happening.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Economy Expert: ‘Economic Ponzi Scheme Will Cause the Next Market Crash’

Dr. John Hussman, whose Ph.D. is in economics, says that the economic Ponzi scheme we are forced to live under will be the cause of the next market crash. Our “dysfunctional economic system provides the illusion of prosperity for some segments of the economy,” Hussman wrote.

Dr. Hussman asks us to examine two vastly different types of economies:

In one, consumers work for employers to produce products and services. The employees are paid wages and salaries, and business owners earn profits. They use much of that income to purchase the goods and services produced by the economy. They save the remainder. A certain portion of the output represents “investment” goods, which are not consumed, and the portion of income not used for consumption — what we call “saving” — is used to directly or indirectly purchase those investment goods.

There may be some goods that are produced and are not purchased, in which case they become unintended “inventory investment,” but in a general sense, this first economic system is a well-functioning illustration of what we call “circular flow” or “general equilibrium.” As is always the case in the end, income equals expenditure, savings equal investment, and output is absorbed either as consumption or investment.

The second economic systemis dysfunctional. Consumers work for employers to produce goods and services, but because of past labor market slack, weak bargaining power, and other factors, they are paid meaningfully less than they actually need to meet their consumption plans. The government also runs massive deficits, partly to supplement the income and medical needs of the public, partly to purchase goods and services from corporations, and partly to directly benefit corporations by cutting taxes on profits (despite being the only country in the OECD where corporations pay no value-added tax).

Meanwhile, lopsided corporate profits generate a great deal of saving for individuals at high incomes, who use these savings to finance government and household deficits through loans. This creation of new debt is required so the economy’s output can actually be absorbed. Businesses also use much of their profits to repurchase their own shares, and engage in what amounts, in aggregate, to a massive debt-for-equity swap with public shareholders: through a series of transactions, corporations issue debt to buy back their shares, and investors use the proceeds from selling those shares, directly or indirectly, but by necessity in equilibrium, to purchase the newly issued corporate debt. —Dr. John Hussman, Hussman Finds, via Seeking Aplha

The first economic system is self-sustaining, and the second is a Ponzi scheme, says Hussman. And much like the social security Ponzi scheme, we are all forced to participate whether we want to or not.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

A Glimpse Inside George Soros’s Open Society Foundations

If you wake up with a spearmint-fresh brain that hasn’t read a magazine, seen a newscast or exchanged what’s been happening, you could be excused for being charmed and seduced by the programs offered by the Open Society Foundations, a “rights” organization that bills itself as a grant-making association formed by billionaire George Soros in 1993.

Materials available at the entrance to his Open Society building lobby assert that Soros is one of the world’s biggest philanthropists, having given away, his materials say, over $32 billion. Recipients of his international meddling would have other nomenclatures for this.

Offered at the Open Society every few weeks are slide-ameliorated talks on issues of concern to mostly Third World countries. And, of course, progressive Democrats.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Amazon Gives in to Muslim Empolyee Ramadan Demands

In this Monday, June 4, 2018 photo, Amazon workers Nimo Hirad and Decqa Mohamed are among those at a press conference of East African workers who demanded safer working conditions at Amazon warehouse in Eagan, Minn.

Amazon has given in to demands from Muslim employees who requested various perks and work changes during Ramadan, which also coincides with Amazon’s biggest sale of the year.

According to Bloomberg, the fact that Ramadan was at the same time as Amazon Prime Day this year was “creating tension” among employees in “Minnesota’s Twin Cities region, where activists say Amazon.com Inc. employs more than 1,000 East African Muslim immigrants at four warehouses.”

Employees and other activists protested at the Eagan, Minnesota, delivery center, where they chanted in Somali and handed Amazon management a list of demands for Ramadan, which reportedly included a “call to curb their heavy workloads while they’re fasting and to let them take time off without penalty for Eid, the festival that ends Ramadan.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Campus Group Attacked by Campus Commie for Displaying Truth About Communist Genocide: “a Bunch of F**king Trump Supporters!” [Video]

A group at Santa Clara University was attacked by a foul-mouthed, cognitively defective, belligerently triggered commie who called them “f**king Trump supporters”. CampusReform reports on the lack of sanity coming from a brainwashed snowflake:

Via Campus Reform:

The school’s Turning Point USA chapter hosted the May 31 event to honor the victims of 20th century socialist and communist regimes by displaying 1,000 red flags on campus, each representing 94,360 lives.

That is a low-ball estimation of how many people were killed by their own communist governments during the 20th century.

Incensed by the display, an outraged individual approached the TPUSA students as they were tabling nearby, ripping up their anti-socialist posters and calling them “a bunch of f***ing Trump supporters,” club members told Campus Reform.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Dinesh D’Souza: Left Had Romney ‘Hiding Under His Desk’ With Tactics That Didn’t Work Against Trump

Filmmaker and conservative author Dinesh D’Souza explained the “gangsterization of American politics,” using his own conviction under Obama and his pardon under Trump in a speech to Road to Majority conference attendees in Washington, DC, on Saturday.

“What we’ve seen really is a gangsterization of American politics and this has happened under [President Barack] Obama,” D’Souza told the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference crowd in light of the prosecution against him for excessive campaign contributions.

He recalled his call from President Donald Trump informing him that he would receive a pardon for the crime he was convicted of and punished for under the Obama administration. He went on to speak of Obama’s training under Saul Alinsky involving deceptive and “ruthless tactics to go after people.”

He recalled the time when authorities were threatening to charge him not simply for exceeding the campaign contribution limit that he admitted to, but also mail fraud, bank fraud, filing false documents, and making false statements in relation to the contributions.

D’Souza said the tactic that has been used to combat attacks from the left has been to take the high road. In politics, this has meant candidates who look like “boy scouts” on paper, with “impeccable resumes.” He used 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as an example.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

DOJ Backs Free-Speech Watchdog in Lawsuit Against Umich

Authored by Nikita Vladimirov via Campus Reform

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a statement of interest in a lawsuit challenging the University of Michigan’s controversial speech code policies.

The DOJ announced the move in a press release Monday, summarizing the facts of the case and explaining the government’s position on campus free speech.

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

Fortnite Addiction is Real: 9-Year-Old Girl Checks Into Rehab “After Getting Hooked Playing Fortnite for 10 Hours a Day”

Fortnite is the most popular video game in the entire world right now, and for some people it is literally taking over their entire lives. More than 40 million people have downloaded the game since it was released last July, and it just seems to keep getting more and more popular. In fact, just watching other people play Fortnite is a full-time obsession for some people. If you can believe it, fans around the globe spent more than 5,000 years watching Fortnite streams on Twitch during a recent two week period. We live in a society where there is so much unhappiness, and addictive games such as Fortnite provide a very pleasant escape from reality. Unfortunately, Fortnite addiction has become a very real phenomenon, and frustrated parents all over the globe are searching for answers. In the UK, one 9-year-old girl was so addicted to Fortnite that she would literally play the game for 10 hours a day…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

George Soros Cries ‘Uncle!’ After Stinging Loss… Attacks Trump Saying He’s “Willing to Destroy the World”

Liberal billionaire George Soros just blamed the Trump administration for what he sees as problems in society. He projected during the interview like crazy! He claimed that Trump wants to ruin the world and that he’s dangerous… yada, yada, yada. He also referenced his latest failure during the elections in California saying ‘everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong.’

This is music to our ears! This is GREAT for America!

Soros was stung by the three California losses. He dumped big bucks into them and lost all three! What blue wave?

We couldn’t be happier with the losses by Soros who’s way far left. He wants to change the world but not in a good way. He’s a globalist!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hindu Terror Plot in Quantico by ABC TV Network, Is Also a Part of Establishing ‘Islamophobia Concepts’, Propagated by CAIR

Priyanka Chopra must be handled seriously for Quantico Hindu plotline. Her apology for ‘some sentiments’ not sufficient.

Uma Anand | HENB | New Delhi | June 12, 2018:: Habitual ‘Anti-Hindu’ actress Priyanka Chopra on Sunday tendered an apology for the recent controversial episode in her American TV series Quantico, that showed Hindus as terrorists. In her dialogue Priyanka mentioned “Hindus” wearing “Rudraksha” as Terrorist as in the TV serial, an Indian blasted a nuclear bomb in Manhattan to plot Pakistan as Terrorist Country. Priyanka was casting a role as a FBI Officer in the fiction based TV series Quantico.

Taking to her Twitter handle, the actor said that her intention was not to hurt the sentiment of the people and that she was a proud Indian.

“I’m extremely saddened and sorry that some sentiments have been hurt by a recent episode of Quantico. That was not and would never be my intention. I sincerely apologise. I’m a proud Indian and that will never change,” Priyanka tweeted.

           — Hat tip: Upananda Brahmachari [Return to headlines]
 

Jeff Sessions Delivers: DOJ Nails Senate Intel Committee’s Security Chief as Deep State Leaker

Senior Justice Department officials announced late Thursday criminal charges against Senate Intelligence Committee’s long-time director of security James Wolfe.

The indictment charges Wolfe with making false statements to the FBI and details how Wolfe passed classified information, including presumably information related to one-time Trump campaign aide Carter Page, to a series of media outlets, confirming long-standing suspicions of the career intelligence community’s complicity in leaks. The three-count indictment charges Wolfe with separate instances of making false statements to the FBI, not directly charging him for leaking classified information, but appearing to detail how he did allegedly leaked classified information to reporters and then allegedly lied about it to the FBI.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Over 1,200 Minnesota Parents Are Suing to Shut Down Child Protective Services

A group of parents in Minnesota called Stop CPS From Legally Kidnapping Children has filed a request in federal court to “shut down the state’s child protection services, stop serial abuse of families and overturn the unconstitutional laws by which the agency operates,” according to a press release published Tuesday.

The group, led by Dwight Mitchell, a father who says his son was illegally taken from him for 22 months, first filed a civil rights complaint in April, and this week they vocally publicized their call to shut down the child services agency, which they claim engages in systemic lying, withholding information, and fabricating evidence. They are asking the federal court to suspend the state’s agency from enforcing child protection laws, and according to a petition signed by almost 5,000 people, are also demanding changes to the laws themselves.

Back in April, Mitchell said: “Someone reported I spanked my child on his bottom. I was put in jail. My three children were taken away from me,” citing other states that have enacted laws to protect a parent’s “ordinary corporal punishment” rights. Though the practice of spanking is increasingly recognized as harmful to children’s well-being, it is highly questionable as to whether confiscating kids and placing them in foster homes is any better for their mental and emotional health.

According to the petition, which Mitchell started:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Son of Late Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O’Neal Goes on Stabbing Spree…arrested Several Days Later for Armed Robbery in 7-Eleven Store

The late Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O’Neal had a tumultuous relationship, that ended with Fawcett finding O’Neal in bed with an 18-yr-old woman in his oceanfront mansion in California in 1993. The iconic Charlie’s Angels actress, who died aged 62 from cancer in 2009, unceremoniously cut O’Neal out of her life after the 1997 showdown.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Teachers Reportedly Fearful After MS-13 Infiltrates Maryland School

The violent gang MS-13 has infiltrated a predominantly Hispanic school in Maryland, bringing terror and the campaign to recruit young students, with teachers calling the situation a “ticking time bomb.”

William Wirt Middle School in Riverdale has reportedly become a battleground after the gang established its presence at the school.

Fighting, drug dealing, pro-MS-13 graffiti and attempts to recruit immigrant children from Central America have become an everyday occurrence, The Washington Post reported.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Teen Jailed in Grimes County After Allegedly Shooting Friend in Social Media Game

RICHARDS, Texas (KBTX) — The Grimes County Sheriff’s Office tells us a 16-year-old remains hospitalized after he was shot in the face by a friend in Richards.

Investigators tell us 17-year-old Raul Garcia Jr. was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after the two were traveling in a vehicle and had just obtained guns.

Investigators say they were playing a dangerous game from social media called, “You Lackin.” It occurs when one person points a firearm at another and asks that question. Then the other person pulls out their gun and responds, “No.”

Grimes County investigators say Garcia was driving when he pulled out the gun and hit a bump in the road causing it to fire and strike his friend in the face. Investigators say they then panicked and Garcia drove his injured friend to the hospital in Huntsville.

The 16-year-old remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Garcia remains in jail with bond pending.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

The Derangement is Real

Among the many accomplishments that Donald Trump has managed to achieve during his term in office thus far, one of the most under reported, but no less significant deed, is to have shone a light on mental illness in the country. While many people manage to live among society with varying degrees of it under control, certain segments tend to attract more then their share of those afflicted with some kind of disorder. With the emergence of Trump, the extent of mental illness can now be seen.

It’s now clearly obvious that the entertainment and media businesses are safe places for such afflicted people. The further we progress into the Trump presidency, the more the flimsy veneer of sanity falls away from these people. There is no longer even the attempt at pretense of rationality. Trump derangement syndrome is a real thing. Are people like Brzezinski, Reid, Kimmel, Colbert and numerous other media pundits not invoking self immolation of their careers as Michael Richards did years ago in an intemperate nightclub outburst? These people have as much credibility as Colonel Sanders at a chicken retreat. Their rabid sputtering is so bad, you have sit further away from the TV to avoid the spittle and foam.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘Ultimate Narcissist’ Trump Wants to ‘Destroy the World’ — George Soros

Controversial billionaire George Soros is up in arms about Donald Trump again, claiming the US leader wants to “destroy the world” and needs to be kicked out of office.

[Comment: Soros is the one that wish to destroy the world so the NWO can rise from the ashses. His verbal attacks are classic globalist elite strategy: Accuse the other of that which you do. ]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

US Man Gets 15 Years for Trying to Join Islamic State Group

A New York man who traveled to Turkey to join the Islamic State group said Monday he thought it would be the best way to help victimized Syrians and that he never wanted to be a fighter, as prosecutors contended.

Before being sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization, Arafat Nagi said his goal was to provide humanitarian aid.

But it was a claim U.S. District Judge Richard Arcara said he had a hard time believing after looking at Nagi’s graphic and violent social media posts and a photo showing him wearing camouflage and posing with an assault-style rifle, his face, except for his eyes, covered in black.

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

What Could Go Wrong? U.S. Army Planning to Deploy Autonomous Killer Robots on Battlefield by 2028

Washington, D.C. — United States Army Secretary Mark Esper recently revealed that the military has a strategic vision of utilizing autonomous and semi-autonomous unmanned vehicles on the battlefield by 2028.

“I think robotics has the potential of fundamentally changing the character of warfare. And I think whoever gets there first will have a unique advantage on the modern battlefield,” Esper said during a Brookings Institute event.

“My ambition is by 2028, to begin fielding autonomous and certainly semi-autonomous vehicles that can fight on the battlefield,” he added. “Fight, sustain us, provide those things we need and we’ll continue to evolve from there.”

In a preview of the U.S. Army’s strategic vision, released on June 6, Esper said the integration of these forces would become a critical strategic component, quoting from the document:

[Comment: check out the movie Kill Command. Soldiers arrive on an island thinking they are here to test the automonous robots machines. But actually it is the efficiency of the robots that is being tested.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

A Picture That Sums Up the G7 Summit in Quebec City

Of the hundreds of images taken at the Group of Seven summit in Quebec City this weekend, the one released by the office Angela Merkel appears to sum up Donald Trump’s entire trip.

           — Hat tip: Charles Low [Return to headlines]
 

‘Fair Trade is Now to be Called Fool Trade’: Trump Rips Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the European Union From Singapore

Trump instead took aim at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who he’s been sparring with from across the International Dateline over steel and aluminum tariffs the U.S. imposed on its allies in the name of national security.

‘Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal,’ Trump on Monday morning harrumphed. ‘According to a Canada release, they make almost 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with U.S. (guess they were bragging and got caught!). Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%. Then Justin acts hurt when called out!’

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Liberal Tears Don’t Justify Special Treatment or Official Party Status

After 15 years of corruption, taxation, regulation, and stagnation, the once mighty Ontario Liberal Party has been shattered at last.

In fact, receiving less than the required 8 seats, the party will no longer have official party status within Queens park. Why Does This Matter?

The Liberals will receive far less money for staff, less guaranteed time to address the government, and have far less prominent seats on committees.

Why Are These Rules In Place?

The requirement on seats largely ensures that a party must receive support that is not only regional but also broad i.e. moderating parties and forcing platforms to be more diverse.

In response to this potentially game-changing loss of resources, Kathleen Wynne has made what is in my view, a brazen and entitled request which highlights at its core the problems which have brought the Liberals to their current standing.

With no lack of remorse, Wynne had stated that she now believes that Doug Ford should change the political rules to better match her circumstances.

Now, why is this so brazenly entitled rather than just entitled?

Well, in the 2003 political atmosphere the Liberals denied a similar request from the NDP, and well everyone remembers.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Trade Adviser: There’s a ‘Special Place in Hell’ For Trudeau After His ‘G7 Stunt’ [Video]

White House Director of Trade Policy Peter Navarro just let it rip on Prime Minister Trudeau for his underhanded dealings during and after the G7 meetings. Navarro appeared on “Fox News Sunday” and doubled down on what Trump adviser Larry Kudlow (SEE BELOW) had to say about Trudeau. Kudlow said that Trudeau “stabbed us in the back”. Kudlow was referring to how Trudeau was all mild mannered during his meetings with Trump but held a press conference after the president departed for Singapore and proceeded to bash the president.

Navarro had this to say:

“There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door,” Navarro said. “And that’s what bad faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference. That’s what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did. And that comes right from Air Force One.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

24 Hours in Khan’s London: Broad Daylight Stabbings, Raids on Drug Dealing Network

There have been three stabbings in broad daylight and seven arrests in dawn raids on an organised drug-trafficking gang in one 24-hour period in Sadiq Khan’s London.

On Monday at 5:05pm, two men in their 20s were attacked and received “slash wounds”, which were not life threatening, on the busy High Street in the affluent West London borough of Kensington.

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

A Pound of Flesh at the Speed of Justice

On May 30, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson interviewed British “rebel journalist” Katie Hopkins, who dilated on the unseemly speed with which Robinson was carted off to “gaol,” (that’s British for “jail,” for those of you on the coasts). Robinson’s crime: the heinous act of committing journalism. What concerns Hopkins is the apparent death of freedom of the press in jolly old England. What appalls this American is that the British government is “stealing” 13 months of a man’s life for standing outside of a courtroom. Seems like it should have taken more than five hours to do that, but you gotta watch this video:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Armed Man Takes Several Hostages in Paris, Demands to Speak to Iranian Embassy

A man, who has claimed to be armed with both a firearm and a bomb, has taken several people hostage on the rue des Petites-Écuries in the 10th arrondissement of Paris demanding to speak with the Iranian embassy.

Police have arrived on the scene and the man is believed to be holding three people hostage including a pregnant woman and has told police that one of the hostages has been seriously injured. The entire neighbourhood has been put under lockdown by police, French radio broadcaster France Bleu reports.

Update 3:55 pm EST: All hostages have been released according to French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb who wrote on Twitter, “The individual has been arrested and the hostages are out of danger. I welcome the professionalism and responsiveness of the police and relief forces.”

The man has been identified as a 26-year-old born in Morocco with the motivation for the incident still being largely unknown according to investigators.

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Austrian Muslims Denounce Decision to Close Mosques and Expel Imams

Austria’s main federation of Muslim residents (IGGiOe) on Sunday voiced its “indignation” after Vienna announced the closure of seven mosques and said it would expel Turkish-funded imams.

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Austrian Chancellor Threatened Via Internet Over Shutting Mosques — Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz receives threats on social networks over recent decision to close several mosques in the country, the Oesterreich newspaper reported, citing the Federal Chancellery.

According to the newspaper, Kurz started receiving death threats on Facebook. The Chancellery also confirmed that the relevant information was received by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Counterterrorism.

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Bilderberg 2018: Rear Guard Action by the Transatlantic Elite in Turin, Italy

This year’s Bilderberg Meeting looks as big and as bold as ever, as transatlantic elites arrive In Turin, Italy this week to discuss the Atlanticist global agenda for the coming year and beyond…

More shockingly however, is that this is the first year in which the Vatican has dispatched a delegation to the Bilderberg meeting, with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, scheduled to meet with “130 carefully selected individuals” at this year’s private conference (and likely not for confessions).

Apparently, this year’s agenda sees elites somewhat under siege from perceived threats by the proverbial unwashed masses, such as the rise of “populism” in both the US and Europe, and too many suffering from “inequality”, followed by a predictable list of familiar mainstream talking points. This year’s agenda is as follows:

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Delingpole: McDonalds is Far Too Good for Gender Studies Graduates

What do you say to a graduate with a first class degree in gender studies?

If your answer was “I’ll have that with a large fries and a McFlurry and an extra large Coke, sweetheart,” I’d seriously question your judgement.

What kind of self-respecting employer, let alone one of the world’s leading fast-food emporia, would be so blinkered and self-destructive as to give a valuable job to someone whose only training consisted of whiny self-pity, resentment, divisiveness, navel-gazing, and entitlement?

Sorry gender studies graduates, but there it is. And the same goes, I’d say, for about 90 per cent of the other graduates from 90 per cent of the courses at 90 per cent of universities in Britain (and beyond): you’ve wasted your time; you’ve been sold a pup; you’ve borrowed all that money on the basis of a false prospectus. Employers just aren’t interested in your crappy degree.

And it’s not just me saying this. It’s a report from the House of Lords economic affairs committee.

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France: Paris Hostages: Man ‘Armed With Bomb’ Douses Pregnant Woman in Petrol in Horror Siege

A HOSTAGE situation erupted in Paris today after a man who claimed to be armed with a handgun and explosives seized two people, including a pregnant woman, who were then doused in petrol.

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French Far-Left Extremists Vandalise War Memorial, Call for ‘No Nation, No Borders’

Far-left extremists are believed to be responsible for the vandalisation of a memorial to France’s war dead, writing slogans including “anti-France” and “No Nation No Border”.

Far-left slogans were also written on the town hall, a nearby restaurant, and a recently renovated building in the village of Saint-Jean-du-Gard on Saturday, radio broadcaster France Bleu reports.

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Man Arrested After Weapon Threats, Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ In Belgian City Recently Rocked by Terror

A 32-year-old man was arrested Sunday in the Belgian city of Liege after he threatened to use a weapon on a restaurant manager while shouting “Allahu Akbar”.

The man, who has yet to be identified by police or prosecutors, is said to have visited the restaurant in the afternoon and had got into an argument with the manager on the terrace of the property. At around 4pm, the 32-year-old returned to the restaurant claiming to have a weapon and shouted “Allahu Akbar”, Belgian broadcaster RTL reports.

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Memes ‘Will be Banned’ Under New EU Copyright Law

A new copyright law from the European Union would lead to the banning of memes on the internet, campaigners are warning.

The EU Copyright Directive intends to protect the intellectual property rights of people who upload their material to the internet.

However, campaigners are warning the law will require “all content uploaded to the internet to be monitored and potentially deleted if a likeness to existing copyright is protected” .

The campaign against a particular provision of the directive, Article 13, warns that online platforms would be economically damaged if they were forced to comply with its expensive obligations.

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Norwegian Police Detain Man Suspected of Serial Assaults in Oslo

Police in Oslo have arrested a man suspected of following a number of women to their homes with the intent of sexually assaulting them.

The man, who is 37 years old, was arrested on Friday on suspicion of an attempted rape in the west of the Norwegian capital in February.

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Police Raid Scientists Who Discovered New Vaccine Dangers

Two scientists discover that vaccines are contaminated, in the manufacturing process, with many small particles of metals that are toxic to humans when injected. Alarming.

The published research is ignored. Then the scientists are raided by police.

James Grundvig, at GreenMedInfo.com and the World Mercury Project, reports (3/17/18):

“Last week, the Italian police raided the home and science laboratory of Drs. Antonietta Gatti and Stefano Montanari. The police snatched all of the digital assets owned by the husband and wife team of nanopathologists, grabbing laptops, computers, and flash-drives — and with it, years of work and research.”

“Because Gatti and Montanari had taken their research of nanodust and nanoparticles…to what unseen contamination might reside in vaccines in 2016, they came under the microscope of the United States, European, and Italian authorities. They had touched the third rail of medicine. They had crossed the no-go zone with the purported crime being scientific research and discovery. By finding nano-contamination in random vaccines, Gatti and Montanari revealed, for the first time, what no one knew: Vaccines had more than aluminum salts adjuvants, Polysorbate-80, and other inorganic chemicals in them, they also harbored stainless steel, tungsten, copper, and other metals and rare elements that don’t belong in shots given to fetuses, pregnant women, newborns, babies and toddlers developing their lungs, immune and nervous systems.”

“When the scientists published their findings in January 2017, ‘New Quality-Control Investigations on Vaccines: Micro— and Nanocontamination,’ the logical next step for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) should have been to open an investigation into their claims, hire independent scientists to run their own lab tests to confirm or refute the findings. If confirmed, then the healthcare agencies would enact new policies on safety of the vaccine supply chain, and enforce strict quality control and quality assurance programs.”

“But none of that happened. A year went by. It was cheaper for the authorities to attack the Italian scientists than upset the vaccine gravy train that supports the politicians.”

This is an official form of research: censorship by raiding the researchers.

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Scotland: Bagpiper Cuffed by Cops for Playing Too Loudly

A PIPER was cuffed by cops in front of shocked tourists after playing too loudly.

Busker John McDonald was arrested on the Royal Mile during a police crackdown on noisy street performers.

Officers had given him a ‘yellow card’ warning over the sound levels then hauled him away when he refused to hand over his details.

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Teenage Girl Stabbed to Death in Broad Daylight in West German Park

A teenage boy has been arrested after a 15-year-old girl was stabbed to death in a park in the town of Viersen, North Rhine-Westphalia on Monday. It was just the latest murder of an adolescent girl that has made national headlines.

A 17-year-old boy handed himself into police on Tuesday afternoon, as authorities searched for the killer of the teenage girl. The boy arrived at a police station in the presence of a lawyer and was immediately arrested.

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Trump ‘Told Macron EU is Worse Than China, ‘ Slams Car Tariffs

U.S. President Donald J. Trump said the European Union (EU) is “worse than China” in a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, a source has claimed…

The EU taxes 10 per cent on car imports, compared to 2.5 per cent charged by the U.S., allowing German carmakers like Mercedes, Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW to export easily into America’s huge automotive market.

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UK: ‘You Haven’t Achieved Anything in Your Life. No Qualifications, No Nothing’: Woman Launches Astonishing Attack on London Bus Driver After He ‘Accidentally Closes Door as She Tries to Board’

This is the horrendous moment a passenger launches a verbal attack on a London bus driver outside a tube station.

In the shocking clip, recorded by a fellow commuter earlier this month, a woman tells the driver he is ‘little and pathetic’ after he accidentally closed the rear door as she was trying to get on the bus with her two children.

Standing next to the driver’s seat she shouts at him ‘just drive the bus, this c***** little pathetic job you have’.

‘Call the police or whoever you want to call, I don’t care’ she says as the bus remains stationary at Tooting Broadway station.

It is believed police were on their way when the woman got on another 280 bus that turned up behind it.

The clip was recorded by a bus enthusiast who runs a YouTube channel dedicated to bus spotting in Southern England. He said he wanted to record the clip as people ‘don’t realise what bus drivers put up with’…

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UK: Doctors Who Kill Patients Will Keep Jobs and ‘Learn From Mistakes’

Britain’s Nationa Health Service (NHS) will lower its standards by making it harder to sack doctors who kill their patients. This follows claims that sanctions are having a “chilling effect” on the profession — despite recent, high-profile failures being allowed to slide without punishment.

Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt will remove the powers of the General Medical Council (GMC) to appeal against rulings of the Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal Service (MPTS), after a tribunal ruled Dr. Hadiza Bawa-Garba could continue to practice despite a conviction for the manslaughter of a six-year-old boy due to gross negligence. But the GMC successfully appealed for her to be struck off.

The mother of the dead boy welcomed Bawa-Garba’s conviction and removal from the medical register as “justice”, but doctors protested strongly. Hunt has accepted the findings of a doctor-led review which concluded that medics should only be punished if their performance was “truly exceptionally bad”, according to the Daily Mail.

“I was deeply concerned about the unintended chilling effect on clinicians’ ability to learn from mistakes following recent court rulings, and the actions from this authoritative review will help us promise them that the NHS will support them to learn, rather than seek to blame,” said the Health Secretary…

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UK: Horrifying Moment Gunman Shoots Cowering Man in Suburban Street

THE terrifying moment a masked gunman shoots a man in broad daylight has been caught on CCTV.

SECURITY cameras have caught the horrifying moment a masked gunman shot a man as he cowered in fear on a quiet residential street.

The scene didn’t take place on the streets of some lawless city in South America or the Middle East but in the northern English suburb of Birkby, West Yorkshire.

It is perhaps the most confronting photograph to emerge so far from the violent crime wave currently sweeping the UK.

The image, a still from footage captured by a neighbour’s security camera, shows the man pointing a gun at the victim, who crouches the pavement in terror.

Yorkshire Police released the picture in a bid to track down the gunman, who appears to be wearing a balaclava.

He fired what looks like a long-barrelled weapon into his victim’s leg before fleeing the scene in a blue van.

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UK: Leave.EU Founder Mocks ‘Fake News’ Inquiry, Claims Anti-Brexit Chair Took Money Off Russians

Leave.EU founder Arron Banks has said there is “no evidence” he was part of a Russia or big data “conspiracy” to trick people into voting for Brexit, speaking at a parliamentary committee investigating so-called “fake news”.

The committee of MPs questioning him was entirely made up of Remain supporters, and Mr. Banks accused them of having a “vested interest” in discrediting the Brexit vote, and slammed sensational stories about his organisation in the Guardian newspaper as “fake news”.

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UK: Youth Gang Violence Set to Have ‘Unprecedented Rise’ During Summer

There is set to be an “unprecedented rise” in gang violence and knife crime in London this summer because children are out of school, a report has warned.

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UK’s May Avoids Mutiny: Accepts Watered-Down Brexit Amendment

Update: UK PM Theresa May has won a watered-down vote that leaves her cabinet in control of the Brexit negotiations for now… but in order to avert mutiny, she had to accept a considerable concession.

U.K. GOVERNMENT WINS BY 324 VERSUS 298 IN KEY BREXIT AMENDMENT

Sky’s Political Editor Faisal Islam explained in a tweet: “Government indicating that it will use 5a and 5b but not 5c of the Grieve Amendment as basis for a discussion on meaningful vote…”

The “Grieve amendment” is a slightly watered-down version of the original “meaningful vote” amendment, that The Sun reports means that the House of Commons will be able to direct Brexit negotiations if there’s no deal by the end of November; and lawmakers will have a veto on how it goes from there.

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Wilders’ Mohammed Cartoon Contest Gets Green Light From Dutch Counter-Terror Agency

Dutch anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders has confirmed that a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest will be held in his party’s secure offices in Dutch parliament, after receiving approval for the event from security officials.

The divisive right-wing politician and leader of the country’s largest opposition party, the Freedom Party, took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce the news.

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You Can’t Tell the Italian People How to Vote, Greek MEP Tells EU Commissioner

At the European Parliament, during a conversation between Greek nationalist MEP, Lampros Fountoulis and Luxemburg’s Prime minister, Xavier Bettel, Fountoulis of Golden Dawn, declared his support to the will of the Italian people.

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Young People Really Are Getting More Stupid: IQs Have Started to Fall by Seven Points Per Generation in ‘Pretty Worrying’ Trend, Scientists Discover

Young people’s IQ scores have started to deteriorate after climbing steadily since Wold War Two, a new study has found.

The fall, which equates to about seven points per generation, is believed to have begun with those born in 1975, according to the first authoritative study of the phenomenon.

The drop in scores marks the end of a trend — known as the Flynn effect — which has seen average IQs rise for the past 60 to 70 years by roughly three points a decade.

Scientists have described the results as ‘impressive’ but ‘pretty worrying’, according to the Times.

The decline is do with a difference in technique in the way languages and maths are taught in schools, scientists have suggested.

However, it could also be down to people spending more time on technological devices instead of reading books.

Stuart Ritchie, a psychologist at the University of Edinburgh who did not take part in the research, told the newspaper: ‘This is the most convincing evidence yet of a reversal of the Flynn Effect.

‘If you assume their model is correct, the results are impressive, and pretty worrying.’

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Erdogan: ‘War Between Cross and Crescent’ Coming

(Breitbart) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked Austria’s impending closure of mosques and consequent expulsion of Turkish-funded imams, saying the move is anti-Islamic while promising a response.

“These measures taken by the Austrian prime minister are, I fear, leading the world towards a war between the cross and the crescent,” Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul covered by AFP.

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Turkish Government Official: Europe Will be Muslim

While many Europeans are still pilloried for viewing mass migration from Muslim-majority countries as a threat to Western culture — and are still accused of “xenophobia,” “Islamophobia” and “fear-mongering” — the city of Afrin, in the Kurdish area of Syria, fell to Turkey.

At the same time, a prominent Turkish government official has been openly and proudly declaring that the demography of Europe is changing in favor of Muslims.

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I Watched Putin’s Entire 4 Hour Q&A With the Russian People — He Even Answered My Question

“… a blogger wanted to know why there are virtually no electric cars in Russia. Putin explained that electric cars actually mostly run on coal, which is what’s used to generate the electricity they run on, and coal is not an environmentally friendly fuel … The blogger … was positively shocked by this bit of non-news. Teslas burn coal, very inefficiently; I hope you already knew this.”

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Russian Military Prepares for WW3 by Creating ‘Giant Cloud’

The Russian military is building a massive cloud which will serve as backup internet in the event of a war. The cloud will be ready in two years and will allow Russia to survive in wartime, even they are totally disconnected.

This new move is part of the country’s ongoing modernization drive, reported The Daily Mail. The intent is for Russia to survive during a major world war, one in which they’d be cut off from everyone else. The “war cloud” will connect to the Russian military’s vast internal network.

President Vladimir Putin’s top IT adviser Herman Klimenko has previously stated that during wartime the country could run on the military’s pre-existing internal network — called the Closed Transfer Segment. “Technically, we are ready for any action now,” he told Russian TV station NTV back in March.

It was first revealed the country was creating an “independent internet” at the end of last year, which would operate separately from the Domain Name System (DNS) used worldwide. During a meeting of the Russian Security Council, officials discussed an initiative to create an alternative to the DNS, claiming the move could protect Russia and a handful of other nations in the event of a large-scale cyber attack. However, there is some speculation that this “war cloud” could be a way for Russia to launch its own malicious operations, Defense One reported at the time.

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Muslim Husband Enforced Wife to be Raped by His Father-Brother-Friends. Tortured Wife Returned to Hindu Faith.

Converted to Islam for marriage in tender age. Muslim Husband enforced wife to be raped by his father-brother-friends…

Upendra Bharti | HENB | Aligarh (UP) | June 12, 2018:: A mother of two has finally returned to Hindu Dharma in a Ghar Wapsi (Come to Home — reconversion) program organized by Hindu Mahasabha at the Arya Samaj mandir in Aligarh’s Achal Taal — Civil line areas, Hindi news outlet UP Samachar has reported+. The Hindu woman had married a jihadi man Yusuf Shoaib, who had introduced himself as a Hindu named Kabir Chauhan, ten years ago.

The woman realized her husband was Muslim after she arrived at her in-laws place. At the time, she had consigned herself to her fate and continued with the marriage. But soon she began to be ill-treated. Her father-in-law and brother-in-law started eyeing her with wrong intentions.

As per Bengali news portal Zee-24 Ghanta+, Yusuf utilized her wife to earn money through illegal prostitution within his family and friends. Even he used to enforce her wife to be raped by her father-in-law and brother-in-laws on regular basis. It is known from another source that the victim was minor when she was married.

The victim girl complained to police that she was being raped by her husband’s friends in lieu of a payment of 200 INR (3 US $ appx). But, police did not arrest anybody so far upon victim’s complaint, so far.

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China Hacked US Navy Contractor, Stole 614GB of Submarine Missile Secrets

The U.S. Navy and the FBI are investigating a massive cyber breach that compromised the network of an unidentified Navy contractor, as Chinese hackers allegedly stole large amounts of data related to undersea warfare, including top-secret programs to develop supersonic anti-ship missiles for submarines by 2020, according to American officials, The Washington Post reported.

The data breach occurred earlier this year as the investigation is still ongoing. The officials said that the contractor was working at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, a full-spectrum research, development, and testing arm of the Navy. The warfare center focuses on submarines, autonomous underwater systems, and offensive and defensive weapons systems associated with undersea warfare.

According to the WaPo, Chinese hackers stole a total of 614 gigabytes of plans for cutting-edge weapons relating to various undersea programs, as well as sensor data, submarine information about cryptographic systems, and an entire library of submarine electronic warfare data.

Since the cyber attack, this has been a nightmare for the Pentagon, as the Navy warned The Washington Post not to release further details about the secret submarine missile program, in their report. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary James Mattis ordered the Pentagon inspector general’s office Friday to investigate the massive data breach.

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Chinese ‘Dark Sword’ Is the First Sixth-Generation Warplane — Military Experts

The recently-revealed Chinese ‘Dark Sword unmanned aircraft, already dubbed a “nightmare for the US,” might be the first military flyer to achieve the “sixth generation” milestone.

The recently-unveiled Chinese unmanned combat air platform known as Dark Sword might be the first sixth-generation warcraft, according to Militarywatchmagazine.com.

At this point, “4++”— and fifth-generation aircraft are mostly limited by the durability of the human pilot. Today, pilots survive thanks to pressurized inflatable suits, oxygen masks and extreme physical training. Increasing a plane’s maneuverability would certainly crush a human pilot, necessitating a call for unmanned warcraft.

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Sweden’s Foreign Minister Calls US-North Korea Agreement a ‘Victory for Diplomacy’

Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström on Tuesday described an agreement signed by the leaders of the US and North Korea as “a victory for diplomacy”.

US President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in an historic summit in Singapore, where they signed a document including a pledge from Kim to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons.

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Trump and Kim Sign “Comprehensive” Letter to End Historic Summit, Agree to “Follow-on” Negotiations

Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un signed what the US president described as a “very important, comprehensive” document following the conclusion of their “really fantastic” whirlwind historic summit in Singapore, the first between a US president and North Korean leader that came after decades of hostility.

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White South African Farmers Trained by Israeli Special Forces to Fight Off Violent Attacks

With rising violence, being a farmer in South Africa has become a dangerous job. Some are hiring former Israeli special forces experts to teach them self-defense.

There were 74 farm murders and 638 attacks primarily on white farmers in 2016-17, according to minority rights group AfriForum. “Current murder tendencies indicate that we will lose more people on farms than in the past three years,” AfriForum’s Ian Cameron recently wrote.

The situation has forced white farmers to begin preparing themselves to survive a possible assault. Some of them turned to Idan Abolnik, a former member of the Israeli special forces, who trains them in hand-to-hand combat and weapons handling, Sky News reported.

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Polio Returns to Venezuela as Government Stops Buying Vaccines

Authored by Joseph Lafave via The Daily Caller,

Polio, a deadly and crippling infectious disease, has returned to Venezuela after almost 30 years.

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Analyst Says Trump Doing Better Job for Kids of Illegals

For weeks, the Trump administration has been blasted in establishment and social media for separating parents and children caught crossing into the U.S. illegally and for allegedly allowing 1,500 minors to go missing, some even allegedly allowed into the hands of gangs and human traffickers.

However, a leading immigration expert says parents are responsible for the separation, and the Trump administration is actually doing a much more responsible job of tracking children than previous administrations.

Center for Immigration Studies Director of Policy Studies Jessica Vaughan said adult-child separation is standard operating procedure at the border in several circumstances. In some cases, the adults are not the parents. Some children are being smuggled and other parents send their children with other adults to establish a “deportation shield” for them in America.

While all of the above scenarios are on the rise, Vaughan said Trump administration policy is responsible for many of the cases, but only because the administration is enforcing the law.

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Belgium: Illegal Migrant Rapes Mentally Disabled Teen for Days Attempting to Make Her Pregnant

An illegal immigrant in Belgium tried to obtain a residence permit by attempting to impregnate a mentally disabled girl, Dutch newspaper AD reports.

The 30-year-old “Karim” tried to impregnate the 19-year-old girl by raping her for several days in a squatted building in Liège. Experts say she has the mental capabilities of a seven or eight year old.

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EU Crisis Worsens: Brussels Threatens to Tear Itself Apart as Migration Row Erupts

THE European Union is in danger of a complete meltdown as leaders from across the bloc continue to clash over how to handle a potential summer migration crisis with a EU Commissioner sending warning shots over several governments’ positions.

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EU Rebellion: French MPs Back Italy Decision to Trash EU Rules and Turn Away Migrant Ship

EU MIGRANT policy suffered another body blow today after senior FRENCH politicians applauded Italy’s shock move to refuse to let a migrant ship carrying 629 refugees dock in Italian ports.

French conservative lawmaker Eric Ciotti said no French port should take in the Aquarius, the humanitarian ship stranded in international waters in the Mediterranean since Saturday.

“No French port — not Corsica, not Nice, not Marseille [should take in the Aquarius],” Mr Ciotti told the French television channel CNews, adding that the migrant ship should “head back towards the Libyan coast”.

“Do we want Nice to become the next Lampedusa?” he said, referring to the Italian island which has become a popular landing point for migrants. “I hope France will hold firm on this issue”.

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Germany: Iraqi Migrant Suspected of Islamic State Membership Arrested

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have arrested an 18-year-old Iraqi man on suspicion of being a member of the international extremist organization, the Islamic State group.

Federal prosecutors say Aqram A., whose full name was withheld on privacy grounds, was preliminary detained Wednesday in the southwestern Rhine-Neckar district.

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Hungary: As Long as Europe’s Security Depends Exclusively on the Good Will of Turkey, Its Borders Will Remain Defenseless

As long as Europe’s security depends exclusively on the good will of Turkey, its borders will remain defenseless, Peter Szijjarto, Hungary’s foreign minister, said on Monday.

He said Turkey had terminated its agreement with Greece to take back migrants. “This goes to show how fragile the situation has become on Europe’s southern border,” Szijjarto told MTI by phone after attending a meeting of foreign ministers of the Central European Initiative in Split.

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‘Irresponsible’: France Blasts Italy But Defends Not Taking in Stranded Migrant Ship

French president Emmanuel Macron blasted Italy as “cynical and irresponsible” for refusing to offer safe harbour to the stranded migrant ship Aquarius, while the French government defended its own decision not to allow the ship to dock.

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Leftist Millennial Shocks With Speech Against Freebies for Illegals: “Cal Grants Are Given Priority to Illegal Immigrants” [Video]

The Santa Clarita City Council was scheduled to vote on sanctuary city status on May 8th…Something happened that was really different. A young liberal decided he’d had enough of freebies for illegals. Education is his focus because he’s seen how illegal alien students are a priority over everyone else. In fact, in February of 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown funded student illegals and cut middle class scholarships.

The young millennial also mentions his “middle class parents” who have struggled to make ends meet. This is a great example of what happens when a liberal sees how unfair it is for illegals to take our hard earned money and get special treatment over legal citizens. Hopefully, his journey continues and he’ll become a full-fledged conservative…The first part of the speech is a little hard to hear but then the sound gets better as he gets into the main part:

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Merkel on the Brink: German Government Could Collapse Amid Tense Row Over Migrant Crisis

ANGELA Merkel’s German government could be on the brink of collapse as a major row over her migration policy continues to escalate.

Interior minister Horst Seehofer has repeatedly clashed with Angela Merkel over his plans to turn away asylum seekers at the German border.

Mr Seehofer was due to reveal his proposals today — but he was forced to call off a press conference after Mrs Merkel blocked the plans.

The row between Mrs Merkel and the minister have sparked fears of a power struggle at the heart of Germany’s fragile government.

Any move to sack Mr Seehofer, a hardline conservative, could lead to the collapse of the coalition, which only formed in March.

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Non-Western Asylum Seekers to Cost Dutch Society Billions, Study Shows

In contrast to what was told, migrants are far from economically beneficial for society. Research by mathematician Jan van Beek shows that admitting non-western asylum seekers into the country, results in high net costs for Dutch society, WNL reports.

In his research Van Beek tries to make a distinction between asylum seekers and migrants that come to work or study in the Netherlands. He sees a high dependence on benefits in the asylum seeking group.

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Only the Beginning! Salvini Pledges Boat Debacle is Starting Shot of EU Migration Debate

ITALY’s deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini warned his country’s refusal to welcome a boat carrying 629 migrants from North Africa was a signal to other European Union member countries that they should provide support.

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Stranded Migrants Transferred to Italian Ships

After refusing to accept an NGO rescue ship with more than 600 people aboard, Italy has begun transferring its passengers to Italian boats to take them onwards to Spain.

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Sweden Bars Refugees From Returning to Syria and Gives Them Benefits Instead

Syrian refugee Mohamad Sahid Alali wants to give back his Swedish residence permit and return to Syria again. But he gets no help from the authorities to return — instead, Mohamad and his daughters have to stay in Sweden, SVT news reports.

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CBC Indoctrinates Young Kids: ‘Are You Gay Allies?’

In a new video by CBC Life, a subsidiary of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, children are persuaded into becoming gay “allies” for pride month by Canadian television host Jessi Cruickshank.

The video opens up with Cruickshank and several young and impressionable children all at a table where they’re prompted by questions regarding same-sex marriage and sexual diversity. The room is filled with rainbow balloons, gay pride flags, and children who appear to all be younger than 10.

“Happy pride everybody!” she begins. She then prompts the children to define what gay pride is and whether or not they consider themselves “gay allies.”

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Girl, 5, Says Grace at Meal, All Hell Breaks Loose

Make a joke about skin color and you’re a racist. About gender orientation and you’re a “homophobe.” About Islam and you’re an “Islamophobe.”

But Christians are a fair target, apparently.

It happened at a Scottish state school where the parents of a 5-year-old report their daughter was bullied for saying grace before a meal.

Their names aren’t being reported to protect the girl, but the family lives in the Highlands.

The parents said their daughter was “happy” growing up but, but grew depressed and dreaded school after being mocked, over and over, for expressing her Christian beliefs.

Kate Forbes, a member of parliament, raised the issue recently, explaining her concern that schools are failing to address religious intolerance.

The Christian Institute noted the girl said “other children had been making fun of her praying to God.”

“We are still not 100 percent sure our daughter is over this,” the parents said.

“A 5-year-old saying grace before lunch is not hurting anyone and she should be free to do that,” said Forbes. “I do think it is becoming more difficult for people with faith and that means that the schools and authorities have to do more to make sure schools are an inclusive environment.”

Free Church of Scotland minister Rev. Alasdair Macleod pointed out a “growing problem” of intolerance toward Christian students.

“It feels to me that schools are becoming an increasingly hostile environment for Christian pupils, and this hostility must stop,” he said. “Bullying, mocking or intimidation towards pupils on the basis of their Christian faith is unacceptable and needs to be recognized as such.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Twitter CEO Apologizes After Being Attacked by Left for Eating Chick-fil-A During Gay Pride Month

Today, Dorsey once again exposed how he is beholden to the religion of the liberalism when he tweeted an apology for tweeting an admission that he ate at Chick-fil-A, the wildly popular restaurant chain owned by Christian conservatives. Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy, drove gay liberals over the edge when, during an interview, he expressed that because of his biblical values, he didn’t agree with gay marriage.

At 8:44 pm on Saturday night, Jack Dorsey dared to tweet that he purchased food at Chick-fil-A:…

The gay mafia immediately descended on the Twitter CEO with insults and threats, from telling him to pull his head “out of his ass” to threatening that the gay mafia group GLAAD would descend upon his account if he didn’t delete his tweet:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/12/2018

  1. “One of the primary reasons why the middle class in America is disappearing so rapidly is because of skyrocketing health care costs.”

    On one hand there are ways to stay healthy – excercise and rest, eat well but not too much, fast from time to time, bath in cold water… Then there are the pills and injections.

    Have you ever wondered why this woman came to Jesus stealthily from behind, and why Jesus didn’t seem too happy about it?

    “And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.”

  2. About your news brief on a man from Morrocco taking several hostages in Paris yesterday, Gates of Vienna says ” his motives are unknown”. That was true but not any more. According to a neighbor who heard the exchange with the police, the man shouted that he had acted ” to avenge Palestine and Mohamed Merah”. Merah is a French Jihadist who a few years ago killed several French paratroops and three French Jews, two of them young children, defore being killed by police in a shootout. Theses latest news come from the re-information site DREUZ INFO.

  3. ” However, campaigners are warning the law will require “all content uploaded to the internet to be monitored and potentially deleted if a likeness to existing copyright is protected” . ”

    In Spain they put something similar in place to protect news publishers mostly ( which is why you get

    https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=es&sl=es&tl=en&u=https:%2F%2Fsupport.google.com%2Fnews%2Fanswer%2F6140047%3Fhl%3Des

    for a google news service there, though you can still do search on news)

    which just dampens internet activity. So I guess if they do impose copyright people will turn more to vpn, maybe setup offshore servers etc…. what happens if EU tries to enforce its law internationally, will say US agree, or would EU try to firewall ?

    Already the cookie declaration policy is well annoying, you get a third to full page ad. on all sites asking to accept cookies, even US sites accessed from EU but not when from US… what made them comply to EU rules. For someone who likes to keep their cache and history empty it means having to work through the cookie agreement ( find and click it) on nearly every single page. VPN browsing from say the US avoids that.

    I think this new policy is not what it states, it is a creeping control, where to implement the law means units have to be enabled and set up which have the power to investigate and trace individuals online through to their address.

    A thought – Nazis are considered nationalist, and so EU escapes the label. If you think about it though, there is nothing to say EU is not a nationalist movement, where the aim is to create one European nation. Those on the left who proclaim open borders and all inclusion, they might also be Nazi ideology (or of many other) , as their direction would imply creating one global state, and not no state… unless they don’t want state either but I don’t think they would have much choice really, given people are not going to stop creating hierarchical authority for ” quite a while” . I use the words Nazi ideology in terms of method and administration , obviously the Nazis of last century had their own different version of what “nation” meant.

  4. Baron, your “JD” source seems to me to be losing his or her connection to reality. Spewing gross distortions in pretentious ramblings, in lieu of concise summations of facts, is repulsive to me. Far from piquing my interest in reading the article, it makes me wonder whether “JD” is the irrational Breitbart News shill, James Delingpole.

    • LOL! Hardly.

      As far as I know, JD’s taste in reading material hasn’t changed in all the years since he first started sending me excerpts. Without him, this site would be paranoia-deficient in its news reporting.

      However, I must admit that I exclude the most extreme and/or unsubstantiated conspiracy-related items, when I notice them.

      • Sadly, I agree with Joe Jew. Paranoia is increasing everywhere; JD would benefit from reading more widely. Meanwhile, folks like JJ could help out by submitting their own news. When I’m feeling well enough, that’s what I do.

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