Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/24/2018

French President Emmanuel “Toy Boy” Macron referred to the resurgence of nationalist sentiment in Europe as “populist leprosy”, in a specific reference to the new Italian government. In response, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini described Mr. Macron as “a polite young man who drinks too much champagne”, and Labour and Industry Minister Luigi Di Maio said that the real leprosy is European hypocrisy. Meanwhile, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conti said that the EU needs to rip up its existing migrant system.

In other news, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez accused Italy of being “anti-European”.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Italy: BoI, CONSOB Agree to up Collaboration
 
USA
» Acting Like a Hate Group, SPLC Pays Large Settlement and May be Sued Further
» Amid Record Approval Ratings, Trump Set to Roll the Dice With Putin Summit in July
» Ammon Bundy, The Abusive Federal Government, And the Fight for Our Rights We Can’t Make America Great Again Until We the People Demand That the Government at All Levels Becomes Constitutional Again.
» Antifa Calls NYU Prof “A Hero” For Doxxing ICE Employees
» Don’t Believe the Media — Gun Homicide Rates Dropped by 40% as Ownership Skyrocketed
» Fake News: A Week on the Media’s Yellow Brick Road
» Gun-Rights Group Fights Back After Effort to Confiscate Ammo Moves Forward: “it Turns One Million People Into Criminals With the Stroke of a Pen.”
» How Can 3.4% X 3.62% X 2% Equal Global Warming?
» How Deep is the Deep State, Part 2
» Man Charged in Bike Path Killings Speaks in Court of ‘Allah’
» Massive Manhunt Underway After Father Turns in 26-Yr-Old Son for Threatening to Put a Bullet in the Head President Trump [Video]
» McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Target Conservative Groups
» Meet Mystery FBI “Agent 5” Who Sent Anti-Trump Texts While on Clinton Taint Team
» NJ Governor Pitches 2,400% Tax Increase on Firearms
» Porno Star and Former Comedian Join Forces to Save Democrat Party
» Red Hen Restaurant Owner Who Kicked Sarah Sanders Out is Meryl Streep Cousin… New York Transplant
» Seth Rogen Brags and Laughs About Refusing to Take Picture With Paul Ryan’s “Very Young White” Kids at Event Highlighting Alzheimer’s
» Video: Congressional Leadership Development Program (For Muslims Only)
» Why Doomed Intel Boss’s Ex86 May Not be the Real Reason for His Hasty Exit
» Williams: For the Establishment, Anything Not Them is ‘Far Right’
 
Canada
» Canada’s Serial Killer Nurse Inquiry
 
Europe and the EU
» 1,030 New Cases of Female Genital Mutilation in England Between Jan and March
» Brexit: Tabloids Focus on Story of Penka the Cow in Bulgaria
» Censorship: Entire European Identitarian Movement Permanently Banned From Facebook
» Europe’s Left Turns Right on Immigration
» Germany: Explosion Devastates Wuppertal Apartment Building
» Germany’s Patriotic AfD Party Reaches Highest Level of Support Ever
» Italy: Real Leprosy is European Hypocrisy — Di Maio Tells Macron
» Macron Drinks Too Much Champagne — Salvini
» Many White British Children Hate Themselves and Their Culture
» One Year to Decide if United EU Still Exists — Salvini
» Prize-Winning Dutch Student Receives Book About Fascism Because He Supports a Right-Wing Party
» Seefuchs-Lifeline Aren’t Ours — Netherlands
» The EU Budget is Political and Unfair — Hungarian State Secretary
» Trapped in the Past Increasing Headwinds for Angela Merkel
» UK: Romford Stabbing: Sadiq Khan Breaks Silence After Boy, 15, Killed in Latest Bloodshed
» UK: Thousands of NHS Patients Could Have Been Killed in ‘One of the Biggest Cover Ups Ever’
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Schneier Warns of ‘Perfect Storm’: Tech is Becoming Autonomous, And Security is Garbage
 
Middle East
» Erdogan Reelected as President of Turkey According to State-Run Media, Opposition Claims Manipulation
» Saudi Arabia-UAE Sign 20 Deals, Accord for 44 Joint Projects
 
Russia
» Russia Orders Gulag Records Destroyed: Researcher
 
South Asia
» Burglary at Renowned Lake Kalibari Hindu Temple
 
Immigration
» “Obama Kept Them in Cages” — The Pedophrasty of Politicians Exposed
» Angela Merkel Could be Gone in Weeks Over German Immigration Row, Nigel Farage Warns
» DC Mexican Restaurant Manager Applauds Socialist DOJ Employee for Chasing DHS Secretary Nielsen Out of Restaurantdelete
» Finland Supports EU Approach to Control PM
» French Politician: Our Country is Being Economically, Religiously and Politically Colonised by Migrants
» Germany’s Migrant Policy: Why Trump Was Right
» German Migrant Rescue Charity Fires Back at Italy’s Salvini as EU Tensions Simmer
» Germany: Investigation Finds Migrant Career Criminals Routinely Protected From Deportation
» Italy to Propose Migrant-Protection Centres Outside EU
» Italy Leaves Merkel Stunned, Demands Europe Rip up Existing Migrant System
» ‘Merkel Made a Fundamental Error Over Migrants!’: German Chancellor’s Conservative Rival Slams Her Decision to Let a Million Refugees Into Germany — — and Says it Must be Overturned
» Migrant Care Worker Asks 91-Year-Old Swedish Woman ‘To Suck on Her Breasts’
» Migrants Using Soccer World Cup IDs to Illegally Enter EU
» Number of Italians Emigrating Up 11% in 2016 — OECD
» ‘Permanent Separation’: Families of Loved Ones Murdered by Illegals Speak Up [Video]
» Spain: Italy is ‘Anti-European’ Over Migration Policies
» Study: Mass Migration Nearly the Sole Driver of European Population Growth
» Unhinged Leftists Swarm Homeland Secretary’s Home to Protest Immigration Policy [Video]
 
Culture Wars
» ACLU Finally Admits it’s Really Only Interested in Protecting Speech it Agrees With
» Left-Leaning Starbucks Starts to Slide After Big Announcement This Week
 
General
» The Places Where People Eat Human Flesh
 

Italy: BoI, CONSOB Agree to up Collaboration

For oversight and resolution

08 June 201815:11 News

(ANSA) — Rome, June 8 — The Bank of Italy and bourse regulator CONSOB on Friday agreed to boost collaboration after a string of banking crises. The two bodies “signed a framework agreement for collaboration and coordination in exercising the functions of oversight and resolution”, a statement said.

A parliamentary probe into the banking crises recently rapped both the BoI and CONSOB for failing to see the crises coming and not doing enough to prevent them.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Acting Like a Hate Group, SPLC Pays Large Settlement and May be Sued Further

“SPLC” may not stand for Sneaky Propaganda and Libel Center, but more and more Americans think it should. This is especially true after the organization had to pay a large settlement to an Islamic reformer it falsely labeled an “anti-Muslim extremist,” a victory that has inspired other targeted entities to also consider suing the SPLC.

The far left-wing SPLC, or Southern Poverty Law Center, has long played a real-life cross between Santa Claus and Stalin, making a list of who’s naughty or nice and then managing to “gift” those it deems “haters” with stigmatization. Yet the misnamed organization — it has little to do with poverty or law, neither experiencing nor alleviating the former and violating the latter’s spirit — makes a habit of targeting those whose only trespass is, well, disagreeing with the SPLC. I ought to know: I myself was placed on its “HateWatch” page about a decade ago (more on that later).

The problem is that the SPLC has become the media go-to organization for who or what should be considered a “hater,” and being thus labeled can mean censorship by social media; with such media being today’s public square, this can deny the SPLC’s victims (almost always conservatives) a voice.

But one of these victims, finally, has gotten some justice. As National Review reported Monday, the SPLC “has reached a settlement with liberal Islamic reformer Maajid Nawaz and his organization, the Quilliam Foundation, for wrongly including them on its now-defunct list of ‘anti-Muslim extremists.’“

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Amid Record Approval Ratings, Trump Set to Roll the Dice With Putin Summit in July

With President Trump riding high on near-record-high approval ratings…

In what is sure to incense Adam Schiff, The Democrats, and all establishment media, Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung reports that a Trump-Putin summit is expected to take place on July 15th in Vienna “according to the latest information”…

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

Ammon Bundy, The Abusive Federal Government, And the Fight for Our Rights We Can’t Make America Great Again Until We the People Demand That the Government at All Levels Becomes Constitutional Again.

Last month, the Siskiyou County (one of the northernmost in the state of California) Republican Women Federated and Yreka Tea Party invited me a second time to their wonderful State of Jefferson. The people there really care about our country and the state of California, but most importantly they will stop at nothing to protect their rights.

They wanted me to hear Ammon Bundy, their featured guest speaker for May, 2018. I was privileged to meet him, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Clive Bundy. The Bundy family went national — even international — because they stood up to the overbearing federal government, particularly under the oppressive Obama Administration. For my report on the Bundy Family’ victory against the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada, click here. Ammon Bundy has not relented in taking on the federal government’s overreach, especially against farmers and ranchers. Here’s the entire video of Ammon’s speech to the GOP Women Federated Group.

The Bureau of Land Management had been chipping away at the rights of cattle ranchers throughout the Nevada territories for decades. They would separate grazing and water rights, then the feds would lay on more rules and regulations. In order to gain ownership over the land, the Bureau of Land Management would have the farmers and ranchers in the region sign off on contracts to assert older claims, yet within those contracts were written numerous stipulations, exceptions, and expectations.

When land owners would run awry of even one little law, their land would then face seizure, or the ranchers would have to settle and sell.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Antifa Calls NYU Prof “A Hero” For Doxxing ICE Employees

Authored by Grace Gottschling via Campus Reform

Antifa members are praising a New York University faculty member for creating a database of more than 1,500 ICE employees, which multiple online platforms have since removed for violating “doxxing” policies.

Sam Lavigne, a “Something in Residence” at NYU, promoted the list on Tuesday via Twitter and other platforms, drawing the attention of Github, which proceeded to remove the list from its site after determining that it constituted “doxxing and harassment, and violating a third party’s privacy.”

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

Don’t Believe the Media — Gun Homicide Rates Dropped by 40% as Ownership Skyrocketed

The story is all too familiar: America is facing a historic crime wave, and guns are to blame. With shootings and school violence near all-time highs, it’s time to have a serious talk about the Second Amendment and gun ownership in the modern world.

Did that opening get your attention? It should, but mainly because it’s blatantly false.

You wouldn’t know it by listening to the mainstream media, however. That false appraisal of crime in the U.S. is often spread by voices on the left, but the actual facts paint a very different picture.

It turns out that even as concealed carry has become mainstream and the much-maligned AR-15 has become one of the most popular rifles in America, the gun crime rate has declined.

“The homicide rate from firearms has fallen in the United States and in North America as a whole,” reported the Cato Institute, a non-partisan political think tank with a conservative bent.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Fake News: A Week on the Media’s Yellow Brick Road

8:53 AM — Jun 23, 2018 From Sarah Huckabee Sanders to All of Us:

“Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so.”

The telephone number for the Red Hen Restaurant (and it is definitely red) is 540-464-4401. Their email address was comments@redhenlex.com but they have closed it down for now. It is located at 11 E. Washington St | Lexington, VA 24450. What the owner of the Red Hen, Stephanie Wilkinson, did to Sarah was so exemplary of typical liberal respect for divergent views and compassion… I may be going to DC. Maybe I’ll call from a pay phone and make a reservation.

They are doing their best to tear us apart. In many ways, they are succeeding. Mostly they appear to be losing more ground than they are gaining.

— From the long ago day of the original plan to establish a socialist world government, the same tactic has worked and is used over and over again: Divide the population into racial, religious, economic, political, social, and income groups. Then divide those groups into more opposing groups by identifying division within the already divided.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Gun-Rights Group Fights Back After Effort to Confiscate Ammo Moves Forward: “it Turns One Million People Into Criminals With the Stroke of a Pen.”

The anti-gun movement is trying to back-door gun control by taking away ammo. Do they think by confiscating magazines that hold more than 10 rounds that the “bad guys” will hand over their guns and ammo too? While law-abiding citizens are harmed by the gun control efforts, the bad guys are laughing… Here’s the latest dumb idea from the state of New Jersey:

A New Jersey gun-rights group is challenging an effort to ban and confiscate ammunition magazines that can hold up to 10 rounds. The group just filed a motion to block enforcement of the law.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

How Can 3.4% X 3.62% X 2% Equal Global Warming?

by Ron Ewart

“It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming is a scam. Some dastardly scientists, with environmental and political motives, manipulated long term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming.” — John Coleman, TV Weatherman

The last thing we wanted to do was to write another man-caused global warming article. But the evidence was so glaring it became an imperative.

Just how dumb do these climate alarmists think we are? Perhaps if 2 + 2 = 4 is complicated math for someone, then maybe a simple; 2 times, 2 times, 4 are beyond their reach as well.

As the above image shows, the total greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere is just 2% and the climate scientists tell us it is increases in greenhouse gases that cause rising temperatures. The scientists also tell us that CO2 is the major culprit in forcing the temperature increase. But of that 2% of greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide (CO2) is only 3.62% of that 2%. Man’s contribution to GHG is 3.4%, of that 3.62%, of that 2%, or 0.00246%. Even if CO2 in the atmosphere is the great forcer of climate change, as climate scientists would have us believe, man’s contribution to that force is so miniscule as to be well within the statistical measurement error rate.

There seems to be ample evidence that the climate is warming. The pole ice caps seem to be shrinking and land glaciers are retreating. Allegedly, sea levels are rising. But those who can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt and with absolute certainty that man is causing these events are living in a deep mine where the Sun doesn’t shine.

There are so many variables causing atmospheric temperatures to rise and fall, it is virtually impossible, even with the most powerful computers, to model all of the variables affecting the planet’s climate. Besides the Sun, greenhouse gases and the effects of man, there is the cloud cover, water vapor, ocean currents, volcanic eruptions, forest fires, variations in heat absorption of the land and sea masses, ocean absorption of CO2, CO2 absorption by tree and plant life, nocturnal radiation to space, the earth’s orbit around the Sun and polar wobble, earth’s ice changing weight load at the poles, earth’s internal core changes, extra terrestrial radiation, shifting gravity and magnetic fields and a whole host of other influences that defy computer modeling. The Earth’s climate is a non-linear dynamic system, being acted upon by wide ranges of many variables. It makes long-range predictions of climate patterns with computer models wild guesses at best.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

How Deep is the Deep State, Part 2

We need to look at these groups and what their goals and aspirations are to understand who they are. We also have to look at who are members and who attends these usually secret meeting.

The first group we will look at is the Bilderberg Group. On their home page you will see this ‘description’ of this group: Since its inaugural meeting in 1954, Bilderberg has been an annual forum for informal discussions, designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America. Every year, between 120-150 political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media are invited to take part in the meeting. About two thirds of the participants come from Europe and the rest from North America; one third from politics and government and the rest from other fields. The meeting is a forum for informal discussions about megatrends and major issues facing the world. The meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule, which states that participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) nor of any other participant may be revealed. Thanks to the private nature of the meeting, the participants are not bound by the conventions of their office or by pre-agreed positions. As such, they can take time to listen, reflect and gather insights. There is no detailed agenda, no resolutions are proposed, no votes are taken, and no policy statements are issued.

The Bilderberg Group just had their annual meeting which was in Turin, Italy on June 7-10. This is the only information available concerning the meeting:…

The Council On Foreign Relations is another organization that that has America’s worst interest at heart. Their mission statement: The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. Founded in 1921, CFR takes no institutional positions on matters of policy. Our goal is to start a conversation in this country about the need for Americans to better understand the world.[8]

This group has been around since 1921 and members that have influenced our politics for decades. That influence always directs us towards the one world government. That is un-American and in my opinion for an elected official, nothing short of treason. Many of these members have influenced our laws, foreign policy and finances. Here are some of their members: Madeleine K. Albright, James A. Baker III, Michael R. Bloomberg, Tom Brokaw, Mika Brzezinski, Jimmie Carter, Bill Clinton, George Clooney, Tom Daschle, and Keith Ellison. Again, we see politicians, entertainment and media influencing the direction of the country in the wrong direction.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Man Charged in Bike Path Killings Speaks in Court of ‘Allah’

The man charged with murdering eight people on a New York City bike path and injuring many more spoke out in court Friday over a prosecutor’s objection, invoking “Allah” and defending the Islamic State.

Sayfullo Saipov, 30, raised his hand to speak immediately after U.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick set an Oct. 7, 2019 date for the Uzbek immigrant’s trial.

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

Massive Manhunt Underway After Father Turns in 26-Yr-Old Son for Threatening to Put a Bullet in the Head President Trump [Video]

Every day, an unhinged Democrat lawmaker or Trump-hating Hollywood actor/director is inspiring more hate in Americans who don’t agree with the president’s policies, putting the life of President Trump in more and more danger.

Only yesterday, Melania had to call the Secret Service after actor Peter Fonda called for the kidnapping of her 11-year-old son, Barron Trump.

Today, a massive manhunt continues for a man who has threatened to shoot President Trump, in 2010, the 26-year-old McAdoo, PA resident was hit with a protection-from-abuse order for threatening former Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin

McCall — A swarm of law enforcement officers, led by the U.S. Marshals Service, spent most Wednesday searching for a Schuylkill County man who allegedly recently threatened to shoot President Donald Trump, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli and other officials.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Target Conservative Groups

Little is as unnerving as trouble with the IRS, especially if you haven’t done anything wrong. That happened repeatedly during the Obama administration, as his IRS enthusiastically targeted conservative groups.

We’re now understanding why the Congress didn’t do much of anything about it.

We just released internal IRS documents revealing that Sen. John McCain’s Former Staff Director and Chief Counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations, Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” President Trump, presumably unaware of these new facts, appointed Kerner as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel.

The explosive exchange was contained in notes taken by IRS employees at an April 30, 2013, meeting between Kerner, Lerner, and other high-ranking IRS officials. Just ten days following the meeting, Lois Lerner admitted that the IRS had a policy of improperly and deliberately delaying applications for tax-exempt status from conservative non-profit groups.

Lerner and other IRS officials met with select top staffers from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in a “marathon” meeting to discuss concerns raised by both Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) that the IRS was not reining in political advocacy groups in response to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Senator McCain had been the chief sponsor of the McCain-Feingold Act and called the Citizens United decision, which overturned portions of the Act, one of the “worst decisions I have ever seen.”

In the full notes of an April 30 meeting, McCain’s high-ranking staffer Kerner recommends harassing non-profit groups until they are unable to continue operating. Kerner tells Lerner, Steve Miller, Nikole Flax, then chief of staff to IRS commissioner, and other IRS officials, “Maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous.” In response, Lerner responded that “it is her job to oversee it all:”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Meet Mystery FBI “Agent 5” Who Sent Anti-Trump Texts While on Clinton Taint Team

A recently unmasked FBI agent who worked on the Clinton email investigation and exchanged anti-Trump text messages with her FBI lover and other colleagues has been pictured for the first time by the Daily Mail.

Sally Moyer, 44, who texted ‘f**k Trump,’ called President Trump’s voters ‘retarded’ and vowed to quit ‘on the spot’ if he won the election, was seen leaving her home early Friday morning wearing a floral top and dark pants.

She shook her head and declined to discuss the controversy with a DailyMail.com reporter, and ducked quickly into her nearby car in the rain without an umbrella before driving off.

Moyer — an attorney and registered Democrat identified in the Inspector General’s report as “Agent 5” is a veritable goldmine of hate, who had been working for the FBI since at least September of 2006.

Some of Moyer’s greatest hits:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

NJ Governor Pitches 2,400% Tax Increase on Firearms

New Jersey’s Democratic Governor Phil Murphy is floating a plan to increase taxes on buying and selling guns by up to 2,400%, according to guns.com.

Murphy estimates that the state will take in an additional $2 million in revenue from the tax, which would include raising handgun purchase permits from $2 to $50, and firearms ID cards required to own a gun or buy ammunition from $5 to $100. Permits to carry a handgun would skyrocket from $50 to $400.

In comparison, neighboring Delaware and Pennsylvania charge fees for carrying of $65 and $20 respectively.

Such taxes, of course, would disproportionately affect the poor — as rich gun owners can simply pay up for personal protection. Given that the average salary of a New Jersey armed security officer is $19.42 an hour, Murphy’s plan puts those who need to carry for their jobs under increased financial burden.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Porno Star and Former Comedian Join Forces to Save Democrat Party

The Skank Train Vs. The Trump Train…

Porn star, Stormy Daniels, who once contemplated running for US Senate in 2010 against a Republican in Lousiana, is assuming a leadership role in the Democrat Party and the comedian who saw her career bottom out after she held a bloodied, decapitated head of President Trump up for the camera’s to see posed for a photo that Griffin posted to her Twitter account.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Red Hen Restaurant Owner Who Kicked Sarah Sanders Out is Meryl Streep Cousin… New York Transplant

Bye, bye Red Hen…it was good while it lasted…

The Washington Post interviewed Stephanie Wilkinson, the owner of the Red Hen restaurant, who kicked Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family out for holding political views Ms. Wilkinson finds abhorrent. The expressed hypocrisy is typical of the progressive worldview.

Apparently, Ms. Wilkinson was not at the restaurant at the time, her staff called her at home asking what they should do. Wilkinson told the Washington post “that her restaurant and its half-dozen servers and cooks had managed to stay in business for 10 years by keeping politics off the menu.” “And she knew — she believed — that Sarah Huckabee Sanders worked in the service of an “inhumane and unethical” administration. That she publicly defended the president’s cruelest policies, and that that could not stand.”…

This will not end well for the Wilkerson family, their business interests, or the employees who found their tender sensibilities too triggered by the appearance of a Trump supporter in their restaurant.

The intersection of business and politics is littered with the carcasses of failed enterprise who made similar decisions. The NFL, Macy’s, Starbucks, Target, etc. The list is long and the stupid is strong. Never underestimate the ability of a public business to destroy itself. No policy is ever idiot-proof, merely idiot resistant; and there are always newer, bigger and more stupid idiots even in the sandwich business.

In the mind of a far-left progressive, they believe their insane political perspectives are the only views that matter. They consistently over-estimate their geographical support and find their need for superiority such that it affords them a bizarre moral right to force their positions upon others. — The Last Refuge

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Seth Rogen Brags and Laughs About Refusing to Take Picture With Paul Ryan’s “Very Young White” Kids at Event Highlighting Alzheimer’s

The video below is hard to watch. To see two grown men laughing about publicly shaming a dad in front of his kids because they don’t agree with his politics is a perfect example of how the left has completely lost their moral compass. The Democrats keep digging a deeper and deeper hole every day, as celebrities like Steven Colbert, who, like Speaker Ryan, also has 3 children, openly laughs about the public humiliation of young kids in front of a large crowd of people, simply because their father represents a political ideology they don’t agree with.

[Comment: Pretty much every movie Seth has been in has been been garbage.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Video: Congressional Leadership Development Program (For Muslims Only)

The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and the Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) have teamed up to create the Congressional Leadership Development Program (CLDP) that creates tomorrow’s American Muslim leaders and fosters pride in government service. Simply put, we’re cultivating the next Mayors, City Councilors, Members of Congress, CEOs and non-profit Executive Directors.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Why Doomed Intel Boss’s Ex86 May Not be the Real Reason for His Hasty Exit

At the E3 games show in Los Angeles, Krzanich sat down with Romit Shah from trading firm Instinet, and made a rather startling admission. He conceded that AMD’s Epyc family of server processors was going to, to some degree, erode Intel’s considerable data center market share.

“Mr Krzanich did not draw a firm line in the sand as it relates to AMD’s potential gains in servers; he only indicated that it was Intel’s job to not let AMD capture 15-20 per cent market share,” Barrons reported.

AMD and other chip slingers are scrapping over their one per cent server market share, hoping to balloon their position by offering processors cheaper than Intel’s eye-wateringly expensive Xeons that are good enough for customer workloads. Yes, AMD once had about a quarter of the data center market, back when the Opteron was the best chip on the block. Then AMD stumbled.

Now Krzanich indicated his rival was back, ready to chew gum and kick ass, and all out of gum. Epyc could be a major headache. And meanwhile, Intel is stuck in a quagmire of 10nm fabrication, haunted by Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, shaken by Nvidia’s unstoppable rise with chips for AI and graphics, reeling from the Xeon Phi train wreck, lumbered with sometimes wobbly Puma modem chips, and was unable to get its fad tech — drones, wearables, etc — off the ground.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Williams: For the Establishment, Anything Not Them is ‘Far Right’

In today’s mainstream media, the most common label to slap on anyone who is not a self-confessed liberal is “far right,” despite the fact that most opinions associated with this “far right” were commonly held less than a generation ago.

On Saturday, NBC News ran an article calling Candace Owens — the bright, telegenic, African American conservative — the “loudest voice on the far right.” It is, of course, unthinkable — the logic runs — that a young, smart, black woman reason for herself and step out of sync from the groupthink that African Americans are regularly told they must espouse.

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

Canada’s Serial Killer Nurse Inquiry

Why Elizabeth Wettlaufer killed, and why she was able to kill for so long.

This month Ontario launched an inquiry of mass murderer Elizabeth Wettlaufer. As the CBC reported, “the inquiry won’t answer why Wettlaufer killed, but will instead investigate how she was able to keep killing for so long, and what needs to change to prevent future killings.” Early in her career, the clues were already emerging.

In 1995, at the Geraldton District Hospital, Wettlaufer stole the drug Ativan and was so stoned she toppled into a trash can. “Elizabeth Wettlaufer was fired from her first nursing job just months into her tenure,” Jonathan Sher noted in the London Free Press, “but the firing was kept hidden from future employers after the union that represents nurses struck a deal with the hospital that axed her for stealing and using medication.”

Five days after the firing, the Ontario Nurses Association filed a grievance. As the inquiry revealed, “The hospital agreed to change the entry in her personnel file from a firing to a resignation due to medical reasons. The hospital also agreed to only state the latter if asked by prospective employers.”

At the Caressant Care nursing home in Woodstock, Wettlaufer used insulin overdoses to kill World War II veteran James Silcox, Maurice Granat, Gladys Millard, Helen Matheson, Helen Young, Mary Zurawinski, and Maureen Pickering. The elderly victims all died a horrible, agonizing death.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

1,030 New Cases of Female Genital Mutilation in England Between Jan and March

There have been 1,030 new cases of female genital mutilation discovered in England alone between January and March 2018, according to NHS data.

The report into FGM showed London was the worst affected, with 425 newly recorded incidents, followed by the North of England, with 275, the Midlands has 195 and the South of England has 110 — there were clearly a few cases where no fixed address could be given.

The overwhelming majority of recorded victims hail from East Africa and Western Africa.

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

Brexit: Tabloids Focus on Story of Penka the Cow in Bulgaria

Escaped to Serbia, now quarantined by EU rules but not killed

(ANSA) — BRUSSELS — Penka, the Bulgarian cow ‘escaped’ to Serbia and then blocked by customs officers while she was trying to cross the border to go back home, since she did not have the European document necessary for moving livestock from a country to another, has become a case in point.

An appeal was immediately launched, including a hashtag on Twitter #savepenka and online petition on change.org, to “save Penka” from the immediate compulsory killing by the Bulgarian phytosanitary authorities and, several media reported, required by EU rules. The cow case was immediately highlighted by the pro-Brexit UK tabloids, such as the Independent, the Telegraph, the Sun and the Daily Mail, also involving the British conservative MEP John Flack, who wrote a letter to both the Bulgarian premier Boyko Borissov and the president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, to save Penka’s life, who might be pregnant. “No need to panic on Penka”, said a spokesman for the EU Commission, who was questioned on the imminent killing of the animal. He replied that “no decision was made to kill” the cow that, in accordance with the EU rules, is quarantined while “tests are underway to verify whether the animal healthy, before going back to the herd”.

The fact that the animal may have contracted some disease while she was wandering in Serbia, “can not be excluded only with a casual check, because some diseases emerge over time and tests have to be carried out, and this is why criticisms arise” of the matter and the role of EU rules, the spokesperson explained. Penka, owned by Bulgarian farmer Ivan Haralampyev, crossed the border and was later found by another farmer in a Serbian village close to the border, Bosilegrad. Two weeks after her disappearance, Penka’s absent minded owner was contacted by the Serbian authorities and asked to get his cow back. While she was going back to her homeland, she was found without the necessary documents, and the odyssey began.

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Censorship: Entire European Identitarian Movement Permanently Banned From Facebook

The anti-mass migration Generation Identity movement has been banned permanently from Facebook, after all of their official pages were deleted due to “extremist content.”

Over the last several weeks the group has seen page after page disappear from the social media giant’s platform with little or no explanation, but a new report claims that Facebook has permanently banned the hipster-right identitarians, accusing them of posting “extremist content”.

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Europe’s Left Turns Right on Immigration

By Michael Bröning

Europe’s established left is facing the threat of extinction. In less than two years, the continent’s social-democratic parties have suffered historic losses in France, the Netherlands, Germany and Italy. On a continent long defined by democratic competition between center-right and center-left parties, the collapse of the left could have far-reaching consequences, beyond particular party interests.

Many factors underlie the left’s decline, including the dissolution of the traditional working class. But one of the most important reasons is as grim as it is simple: European voters are increasingly opposed to immigration, and do not trust the left to limit it.

Faced with a sustained influx of refugees and migrants, primarily from the Middle East and Africa, European voters have transformed a series of recent elections into popular referenda on immigration. Right-wing populist movements have skillfully played on blue-collar voters’ fears by convincing them that traditional labor parties will allow immigrants to flow in virtually unchecked…

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Germany: Explosion Devastates Wuppertal Apartment Building

An explosion in an apartment building in the western German city of Wuppertal injured 25 people, at least five of them seriously, according to local emergency services.

Police say the blast rocked the multi-story apartment block shortly before midnight on Saturday with a large noise, scaring people in surrounding homes so much they ran out into the street in a panic.

[Comment: Likely a “work” accident. Watch how quick authorities say it is not terrorist related. ]

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Germany’s Patriotic AfD Party Reaches Highest Level of Support Ever

A poll, conducted for German tabloid Bild am Sonttag, shows that 16 per cent support the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. That is the highest polling level ever.

The poll, with 2,336 participants, showed how Merkel’s coalition is losing ground among the continuous asylum scandals.

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Italy: Real Leprosy is European Hypocrisy — Di Maio Tells Macron

French president attacks us every other day says deputy premier

(ANSA) — Rome, June 22 — Labour and Industry Minister and Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio on Friday hit back at French President Emmanuel Macron after he spoke of “populist leprosy”, reportedly regarding the Italian government and its hard-line stance on migrants.

“I am seeing unprecedented things at the international level, above all at the European level,” said Di Maio, the leader of the 5-Star Movement (M5S).

“There is agitated behaviour by heads of State, by the French president, who spoke of being good neighbours when Italian governments kept their mouths shut and now is started to attack us every other day. “One day he said he doesn’t want to offend Italy, the next he talks about leprosy.

“The real leprosy is the European hypocrisy of some States who push back migrants at (the French-Italian border at) Ventimiglia and then moralise about how to manage them”.

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Macron Drinks Too Much Champagne — Salvini

French president should open ports to migrant boats- minister

(ANSA) — Massa Carrara, June 22 — Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Friday described French President Emmanuel Macron as “a polite young man who drinks too much champagne” after the latter’s jibe about “populist leprosy”, reportedly regarding the Italian government and its hard-line stance on migrants.

“He, who lines up the police at (the French-Italian border at) Ventimiglia should not get on Italy’s back,” the League leader and deputy premier said at a local election rally near Massa Carrara.

“He should give us the number of his port authority and the next 10 migrant boats can go to Marseilles”.

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Many White British Children Hate Themselves and Their Culture

Some time ago I taught a group of 16-year-olds a unit titled “Equality and Diversity”. This unit is one of eight units students have to study in order to achieve their BTEC Health and Social Care Level 2 qualification. The class is very ‘vibrant’ with 95% of the students coming from a range of non-British backgrounds. These students know almost nothing of British history or of our rich cultural heritage.

I was about halfway through this lesson when an Afro-Caribbean student asked a rather interesting question. She wanted to know which ethnic group had contributed most to the British economy. She informed the class that she had recently read a newspaper article — a revelation to me as she is almost illiterate — about the benefits of Eastern European immigration. This gave rise to a lively debate about immigration; the ‘contributions’ to this debate were most revealing for those of us who are patriots. The general consensus was that British people were lazy, had no culture to speak of and were being kept in the lifestyle to which they had become accustomed because of the hard work of immigrants!

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One Year to Decide if United EU Still Exists — Salvini

Negotiations for budget, 2019 elections crucial says minister

(ANSA) — Berlin, June 22 — Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini has said that the next year will be crucial for the future of the European Union.

“Within a year it will be decided whether a united Europe still exists or not,” Salvini said in an excerpt released in advance of an interview with Spiegel that is set to come out on Saturday.

He said the crucial factors will be the 2019 European elections and the negotiations for the new EU budget.

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Prize-Winning Dutch Student Receives Book About Fascism Because He Supports a Right-Wing Party

Dutch exam student Tristen Strijkert had the highest scores on the history test. As a reward, his teacher presented him with a gift. What was the gift? The book “Fascism, a warning” by Madeleine Albright.

Tristen attended a school in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The events took place during the graduation ceremony for all those that had graduated from the high school. Before being called onto the stage to collect his certificate, his history teacher referred to Tristen’s affiliation with Forum voor Democratie (FvD)

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Seefuchs-Lifeline Aren’t Ours — Netherlands

‘We can’t give instructions’ says representation to EU

(ANSA) — Brussels, June 21 — The Netherlands said Thursday that it is not true that the Lifeline and another NGO-run migrant-rescue ship, the Seefuchs, are sailing under Dutch flags.

“The Seefuchs and Lifeline are not sailing under Dutch flag as per UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) flag state responsibility,” the Netherlands representation at the EU said via Twitter.

“These ships are owned by German NGOs and not entered into the NL ships register.

“So NL is not able to give instructions to these ships. Italy is aware of the Dutch position.

“We explicitly share Italy’s concerns about the sustained irregular flow of migrants who cross the Mediterranean Sea, the unintended side effects of rescue operations and the precarious position of Italy as first country of arrival,” it added in a subsequent tweet. “Solidarity is required”.

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The EU Budget is Political and Unfair — Hungarian State Secretary

“We are protecting the borders and building a fence”, it’s the EU’s duty to respect our decisions, Secretary of State for EU Relations Judit Varga from the Prime Minister’s Office told Mandiner.hu in an introductory interview.

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Trapped in the Past Increasing Headwinds for Angela Merkel

Just a few months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was being described as the new leader of the free world. But recently she has been having trouble getting her way even in Berlin and Europe. Her days of dominance appear to be over. By DER SPIEGEL Staff

The meeting was so urgent the ministers even skipped the Social Democrats’ traditional asparagus feast at Berlin’s Wannsee lake. Shortly before 8 p.m., Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, both from the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), arrived at the Chancellery. Chancellor Angela Merkel had called the secret meeting to speak with leaders of her coalition government about the state of the world.

For more than four hours, Merkel conferred with Scholz, Maas, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen. To begin the session, participants reported on their most recent trips abroad: Maas described his journey to Ukraine and Moscow, Scholz spoke of the G-7 finance minister meeting in Canada and Merkel reported on her meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing.

They sketched a threatening image of the world. Trump’s attacks on free trade, China’s efforts to become a global power, an unstable Ukraine. No progress was being made in Syria. And when it came to Iran, the United States wasn’t budging an inch…

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UK: Romford Stabbing: Sadiq Khan Breaks Silence After Boy, 15, Killed in Latest Bloodshed

The Mayor of London spoke out after the young boy was killed when a fight broke out at a 16th birthday party at a local community centre.

The birthday party was attended by up to 100 youths at athe North Romford Community Centre, Clockhouse Lane in Romford, east London.

It is believed a group of teenagers arrived at the venue without supervision and were denied entry, leading to an altercation.

at the BAMF headquarters in Nuremberg of asylum seekers with long records of criminality.

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UK: Thousands of NHS Patients Could Have Been Killed in ‘One of the Biggest Cover Ups Ever’

Faulty syringe pumps used by Gosport Dr Opiate ‘are to blame for deaths across the UK’

Faulty syringe pumps may have led to the deaths of thousands of elderly patients nationwide amid fears of a widening health scandal after a report into hundreds of deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

A whistleblower warned that the widespread use of the devices could be ‘one of the biggest cover-ups in NHS history’, after doctors warned that confusion over the devices could lead to a day’s dose of drugs being delivered in one hour.

‘Anyone who has lost their granny over the past 30 years when opiates were administered by this equipment will be asking themselves, ‘Is that what killed Granny?’,’ the whistleblower told the Sunday Times.

Last week Dr Jane Barton was found to be responsible for a culture of dishing out powerful opiates at the hospital in Hampshire, after a government report said more than 450 people had their lives shortened.

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Schneier Warns of ‘Perfect Storm’: Tech is Becoming Autonomous, And Security is Garbage

With insecure computers in charge, the healthcare and transportation sectors have become a nexus of security problems, infosec veteran Bruce Schneier warned delegates at Israel Cyber Week.

Schneier said that confidentiality attacks, such as leaks of personal information, are being replaced by more dangerous integrity and availability attacks.

Schneier told El Reg after his speech: “Everybody understands what might happen if your pacemaker is hacked and it delivers a lethal charge, but what if I took over some inter-connected robot toy and tripped you in your house? It’s a little more subtle.

“Cars and medical devices are the near-term examples that are very evocative.”

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Erdogan Reelected as President of Turkey According to State-Run Media, Opposition Claims Manipulation

Update 7: The election, at least according to the state-run media, is over.

Turkey’s State-Run Trt World Says Erdogan Has Been Re-Elected: Bbg

According to another state-run news agency, Anadolu, with 92% of ballot boxes opened reporting, Erdogan leads with 53%; hi competitor, CHP’s Muharrem Ince follows with 30.6%. Anadolu also has Erdogan’s AKP-MHP alliance winning 54% in the parliamentary race.

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Saudi Arabia-UAE Sign 20 Deals, Accord for 44 Joint Projects

Mohamed bin Zayed,our joint exports amount to $750 billion

(ANSAmed) — ROME, JUNE 8 — The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia announced a joint vision for economic, developmental and military integration through 44 joint strategic projects and 20 deals.

According to Al Arabiya, the deals came after Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman chaired the first meeting of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council in Jeddah.

During the meeting, the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council’s Organizational Structure was declared with the objective of accelerating joint co-operation on the implementation of targeted projects and programs.

The Council’s vision aims to promote the two countries’ global stature in areas of economy, human development, and political, security and military integration as well as ensuring welfare and happiness for their peoples.

“We have a historic opportunity to create an exceptional Arab model of cooperation. Our solidarity and unity protect our interest, strengthen our economies and build a better future for our peoples,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed said at the end of the council’s meeting.

“We are the two largest Arab economies, forming the two most modern armed forces. The economies of Saudi Arabia and the UAE represent a gross domestic product of one trillion dollars, our joint exports rank fourth globally and amount to $750 billion, plus AED150 billion annually invested in infrastructure projects, which generates huge opportunities for bilateral cooperation,” he concluded.

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Russia Orders Gulag Records Destroyed: Researcher

MOSCOW (AFP) — Russia has ordered the destruction of prison records including those relating to the Soviet Gulag, a researcher has discovered, alarming historians and prompting a rights body to intervene.

Researcher Sergei Prudovsky told AFP on Friday he had contacted authorities in far eastern Magadan, where Soviet prisoners once mined gold, and was told a prisoner’s record card had been destroyed under an “official order” from 2014.

“I found out absolutely by chance the record cards were destroyed,” said Prudovsky, a researcher who specialises in camps in far Eastern Russia…

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Burglary at Renowned Lake Kalibari Hindu Temple

3 illegal Bangladeshi Muslims held within hours

Sunanda Das | HENB | Kolkata | June 24, 2018:: After unearthing a suspected Muslim racket to run burglary into the Hindu Temples in Kolkata, the Rabindra Sarobar police have solved a burglary at the Lake Kalibari in the wee hours of Saturday, when burglars struck at the temple and decamped with cash and a DVD player. The cops have arrested three persons from Beniapukur. The trio, police said, struck at the temple after carrying out several rounds of recce in the past one week. Hundreds of devotees visit the Kali temple premises off Southern Avenue every day.

Police said among the arrested are two men who had previously attempted burglaries at highrises in the Lake and Deshapriya Park areas. “We studied the CCTV footage and used local source network to nab the accused,” said an investigating officer.

Sources say that the arrested persons have confessed their planning for burglary in other Hindu Temples in Kolkata which earn a good amount of donations from the devotees.

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“Obama Kept Them in Cages” — The Pedophrasty of Politicians Exposed

Nassim Nicolas Taleb, of black swans and Fragility, has found the appropriate term for this ‘phenomenon’, and explains why it works so well that TIME apparently doesn’t care about the damage to its reputation caused by using photographs for such purposes.

Pedophrasty, Bigoteering, and Other Modern Scams

Pedophrasty Definition: Argument involving children to prop up a rationalization and make the opponent look like an asshole, as people are defenseless and suspend all skepticism in front of suffering children: nobody has the heart to question the authenticity or source of the reporting. Often done with the aid of pictures. […] Pedophrasty is effective as it provides arguments to strike before the evidence is formed. People are moved into “doing something” Pedophrasts prey on our maternal (and paternal) instincts.

Pedophrasty has its most effects on actors, journalists and similar types who are intellectually insecure, deprived of critical judgment, and afraid of being classified as violators of some norm of political correctness. For instance, pedophrasty has been commonly used in the Syrian war by such propagandists as Julian Roepke continuously supplying the German public with pictures of dead children. Or the various lobbies hired by Saudi Barbaria (and allies), such as the Middle East Institute in Washington DC, to promote Sunni Islamist policies under the cover of “think tanks”.

The Nayirah testimony: a false congressional testimony by 15-year-old girl who provided only her first name, Nayirah (she turned out to be the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the U.S.) was a bit responsible into tipping the US into the war. Nayirah claimed that she had witnessed Iraqi soldiers take babies out of incubators a Kuwaiti hospital, and leave the babies to die. Nobody dared to question the veracity of her claims.

That’s what is dangerous: seeing a photo of a child in distress makes people halt their critical thinking. That’s also why such photos are used. They help build a narrative that doesn’t have to be factual to shock people. But at that point TIME becomes a fiction magazine; it’s where it leaves journalism behind.

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Angela Merkel Could be Gone in Weeks Over German Immigration Row, Nigel Farage Warns

Nigel Farage warned Angela Merkel is at serious risk of losing power if she doesn’t change tack on immigration.

The embattled German Chancellor is under intense pressure as she struggles to hold her administration together while the rightwing eurosceptic party AfD surges in the polls.

Merkel’s interior minister Horst Seehofer has called for police to turn back migrants registered in other EU countries, a sharp contrast to Germany’s current open-door immigration policy.

Speaking on hi LBC phone-in show, Mr Farage remarked that immigration has become the dominant issue in European politics.

He added that the furious debate surrounding immigration in Germany could topple Angela Merkel, and event that would send shockwaves through the European Union and possibly even lead to a “German Brexit”.

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DC Mexican Restaurant Manager Applauds Socialist DOJ Employee for Chasing DHS Secretary Nielsen Out of Restaurantdelete

We spent the day in Washington DC yesterday, and witnessed first hand, that the hate on the left for President Trump and anyone attached to his admistration, is very real. As we get closer to the 2018 elections, America should expect to see their threatening and even violent antics continue throughout the summer…

The Daily Caller — One of the activists who chased Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen out of a Mexican restaurant Tuesday night over the Trump administration’s immigration policies is an employee of the Department of Justice, The Daily Caller News Foundation has confirmed.

Members of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America crashed Nielsen’s meal with a demonstration full of chants and other outbursts.

An employee within the Trump administration initially tipped TheDCNF off about Hrabar’s presence at the protest.

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Finland Supports EU Approach to Control PM

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä said on Sunday Finland endorses an “overall approach” by the EU to tackle unauthorized immigration.

He said the underlying reasons for wanting to move should be intercepted in the countries of origin, and a combination of several measures should be included, such as the system of quota refugees, surveillance of the outer borders of the EU and control of the flows of people between the countries within the EU.

Sipilä made the remarks when talking to Finnish media late Sunday after a meeting in Brussels.

Sipilä said earlier on Sunday that Finland is ready to support Germany in finding ways of preventing asylum seekers from moving between EU countries.

He said that bilateral arrangements could be a way to start. “That could then lead possibly to a European solution.”

The PM said that in Sunday’s meeting, leaders of EU countries had indicated support to “regional processing centers”. In those centers, people rescued at sea would be assorted as those wanting to arrive in Europe for economic reasons and as those who are in need of international protection.

Sipilä told Finnish News Agency STT that he would rather describe the would-be facilities as “landing centers”. He said EU countries are considering whether the centers would be inside or outside Europe.

He said the UN refugee organization UNHCR has expressed willingness in helping in the establishment of the centers.

“It is important so that the conditions in the facilities are ascertained,” Sipilä said. Finland is to formulate its view in the ministerial committee for EU affairs on Tuesday.

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French Politician: Our Country is Being Economically, Religiously and Politically Colonised by Migrants

Imagine Donald Trump in a debate with extreme leftist Bill Maher and his left-leaning guests. What a surreal show that would have been! Something similar recently happened on one of the most watched TV shows in France.

“France is being colonised by migrants,” said Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, a major French political figure. His comment made headlines just a few hours later after its airing. Immediately, extremist pro-immigration members of the press accused him of racism.

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Germany’s Migrant Policy: Why Trump Was Right

According to the narrative peddled by the mainstream media, after a series of horrendous migrant crimes and string of deadly terrorist attacks perpetrated by newly arrived Muslim migrants, towns and cities across Germany were reverting to some sort of idyllic harmony.

All the media reports were based on the 2017 police crime statistics that registered a drop of almost 10% in the crime rate over the previous year. Speaking to reporters in May 2018, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer cited the report to assert that “the number of crimes committed in Germany is the lowest since 1992.”

Let us examine that report closely.

On April 22, 2018, writing for the German newspaper Die Welt, Ansgar Graw challenged the much-quoted crime report in an article entitled, “The Reality Behind the New Statistics on Crime”:

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German Migrant Rescue Charity Fires Back at Italy’s Salvini as EU Tensions Simmer

German charity Mission Lifeline, whose rescue ship with almost 240 African migrants aboard has been denied entry by Italy, Sunday fired back at Rome’s far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini.

After Salvini wrote on Facebook about the non-government organisation’s cargo of “human flesh”, the NGO responded: “Dear Matteo Salvini, we have no meat on board, but humans.”

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Germany: Investigation Finds Migrant Career Criminals Routinely Protected From Deportation

An investigation into Germany’s Federal Agency for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has found that migrant criminals with records of murder, rape, and drug dealing have been allowed to stay in the country under the asylum law.

German tabloid Bild claims to have gained access to records and letters sent from field officers across the country warning the security department at the BAMF headquarters in Nuremberg of asylum seekers with long records of criminality.

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Italy to Propose Migrant-Protection Centres Outside EU

Rome wants more cooperation with third countries

(ANSA) — Rome, June 21 — Italy will propose the creation of European protection centres in migrants’ countries of origin and transit in order to assess asylum requests outside Europe, among other measures, at Sunday’s information meeting of EU leaders in Brussels, government sources said on Thursday.

Rome will also push for stronger relations with third countries to stop the “traffic of death” and the reinforcement of the EU border, the sources said.

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Italy Leaves Merkel Stunned, Demands Europe Rip up Existing Migrant System

In our preview of Sunday’s now-concluded emergency EU meeting on refugee policy which the FT dubbed “The summit to save Merkel”, we said that the German chancellor fate could be decided as soon as today should a newly populist Italy present a set of insurmountable demands on how to deal with Europe’s migrant problem. And judging by the opening salvo, the odds of Merkel’s political career just slumped after Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conti demanded the EU rip up its system for dealing with migrants, laying bare seemingly insurmountable divisions in the bloc over migration policy.

The hastily-gathered meeting, a segue to the formal EU summit scheduled for June 28 in which migration will be the key topic, was requested by Berlin as a chance for Ms Merkel to press for stronger powers for countries to send back asylum seekers already registered in another EU country: a key condition in an ultimatum that was handed to Merkel last week and which threatens her tenure as chancellor.

In other words, Merkel was testing the water to see how much of a political case she can formally make at the international level on Thursday, one that supposedly saves her career domestically.

She was, however, stunned after the Italian prime instead called for “radical change” in the EU’s so-called Dublin principle that makes frontline countries such as Italy responsible for dealing with asylum claims and allows for registered asylum seekers that move on to another country to be sent back to the state they landed in.

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‘Merkel Made a Fundamental Error Over Migrants!’: German Chancellor’s Conservative Rival Slams Her Decision to Let a Million Refugees Into Germany — — and Says it Must be Overturned

A German politician seen as Angela Merkel’s main rival has launched a blistering attack on her immigration policy.

Markus Söder, the prime minister of the southern German state of Bavaria, attacked the chancellor’s decision to keep the country’s borders open during the refugee crisis.

Söder hit the headlines last month when he ordered Christian crosses to be hung at the entrance of all of Bavaria’s regional government buildings.

[Comment: Merkel acts like a deep state communist and globalist operative, and is therefore a traitor to German citizens.]

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Migrant Care Worker Asks 91-Year-Old Swedish Woman ‘To Suck on Her Breasts’

An Arab elderly care worker has been convicted for causing ‘sexual unrest’ in a care home. The young man called two elderly women and asked them to have sex with him, Sweden’s Fria Tider reports.

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Migrants Using Soccer World Cup IDs to Illegally Enter EU

Migrants are using the World Cup ticketing system to illegally enter the European Union (EU) without a visa.

The tournament is based in Russia this year and a number of neighbouring nations have reported the “phenomenon” of this new form of immigration fraud.

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Number of Italians Emigrating Up 11% in 2016 — OECD

Real number probably higher’ says report

(ANSA) — Paris, June 20 — The number of Italians emigrants rose 11% in 2016, the OECD said in its e 2018 International Migration Outlook on Wednesday. “A growing number of Italians left the country,” the report said. “The number of Italians who declared their transfer of residence abroad increased by over 11% from 102,000 in 2015 to 114,000 in 2016.

“Declared emigration is likely an underestimation; estimates of the actual Italian emigration in 2016 range between 125,000 and 300,000”.

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‘Permanent Separation’: Families of Loved Ones Murdered by Illegals Speak Up [Video]

President Trump hosted Angel Families on Friday. This Angel Mother shared her heartbreaking story with America, and how President Trump lifted her out of the depths.

We just happened to find this group and its leader who’re doing fantastic things to raise awareness about illegal alien murders.

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Spain: Italy is ‘Anti-European’ Over Migration Policies

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez accused Italy of being “anti-European” due to their migration policies during a European Union summit meeting in Brussels Sunday.

Sanchez, 46, a member of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, spoke out against Italy’s crackdown on migration during the EU’s small summit meeting focused on migration and asylum, The Washington Post reported.

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Study: Mass Migration Nearly the Sole Driver of European Population Growth

A new study from Austria has contended that not only is mass migration a large driver of population growth in Europe, but it may be close to being the sole driver, as native birthrates stagnate or decline.

The study, conducted by the researchers at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) and the Vienna Wittgenstein Center, looked at European population trends from between 1990 and 2017, and found that almost all population growth in Western Europe was driven by migration, Kronen Zeitung reports.

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Unhinged Leftists Swarm Homeland Secretary’s Home to Protest Immigration Policy [Video]

Unhinged leftists showed up to harass the DHS Secretary’s home! Can you imagine? This is so over the top and so wrong!

Guess whose son started the group responsible for this insanity? If you guessed George Soros, you’d be correct:

Son of George Soros launches Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC…and it’s not about Israel

Notice that the sign says, “Immigrants are here to stay”. These are NOT “immigrants” but illegal aliens who broke the law when they crossed our border. Don’t let the left try and change the narrative and the truth! The open borders activists are well— connected and well-organized so it’s up to Americans to fight back. What happens now will change America for generations.

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ACLU Finally Admits it’s Really Only Interested in Protecting Speech it Agrees With

Anyone who’s spent any amount of time following national politics is aware of the capricious way the ACLU has pursued its alleged goal of supporting civil liberty. It’s always been clear that there were political motivations impacting their decisions and, in recent years, they’ve done less and less to argue otherwise. Now, they’ve dropped the pretense altogether.

New guidelines make it virtually impossible to argue that the outfit is much more than an ideological advocacy group.

— From the Wall Street Journal:…

[Comment: ACLU — more accurately, the American Communist Lawyers Union. Their Founder was a communist after all.]

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Left-Leaning Starbucks Starts to Slide After Big Announcement This Week

After the announcement that Starbucks would close all stores to hold diversity training over two guys who were tossed for loitering, Starbucks has taken a hit in the stock market after a big announcement about their stores. Is the lefty coffee giant going down? Has the silent majority had enough of the touchy-feely pc crowd? From the looks of it, people are turning away from the politicization of their favorite java joint.

On a recent trip to NYC, we noticed several small coffee shop start-ups popping up in the liberal mecca of SoHo. Small mom and pop type specialty coffee shops were seen all over so we decided to peek into the big Starbucks in the heart of SoHo. The store looked like a halfway house with grungy folks sitting on the floor and a group of men huddled around a table…none of them drinking Starbucks. It was packed with loiterers but not with coffee patrons. It looked like the squatters took Starbucks up on the offer to just squat…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Places Where People Eat Human Flesh

Cannibalism might seem like the stuff of folklore and the primeval days of our ancestors, but in this strange world there are still people who regularly consume human flesh.

The practice has faded as more and more of the world has modernized and previously isolated people groups have established contact with surrounding communities, but cannibalism remains a staple among certain groups even in highly populated and trafficked regions.

The reasons vary from tribal warfare, to attempts to gain enlightenment, to defending one’s family from harmful supernatural entities thought to feast on loved ones from the inside out. No matter the reasons, the result is the same — one man’s flesh becomes another man’s food.

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

6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/24/2018

  1. The “elites” are going to have to go for broke very soon now because they know their game is up.

    Very interesting times are almost upon us.

  2. Toyboy Micron is upset of his multicultural dream is getting stopped by populists. He is complaining all the time without a solution and also grossbutt merkel is helpless this time. ECB and IMF are not happy of africans not flooding europe continuosly as their economic and financial models suggested. I think the free masonry of Ze(u)ro-pa need to find a solution before it is too late. Maybe bombing lybia another time? Maybe UK could declare war to russia with another spy plot ? Maybe a new financial crisis ? Only time will say, for now they have to see their overnational project stuck.

  3. Chechen prosecutors block atheistic sites. Russia is considered a secular state, but Chechnya imposed its sharia paw on the entire country.
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    The Leninsky District Court of Grozny blocked the page of the Union of Violent Atheists in the social network VKontakte. As Andrei Korablev, one of the moderators of the page, told Rosbalt, the blockage was a complete surprise for him.

    http://www.rosbalt.ru/russia/2018/06/25/1712759.html

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