Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/13/2018

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said that the NGO migrant “rescue” ship Aquarius could go anywhere it liked, as long as it wasn’t Italy. Meanwhile, the Spanish government said that it might be better if the Aquarius docked somewhere besides Spain, because it was currently so far from Spanish shores.

In other news, the acclaimed Indian-Trinidadian writer V.S. Naipaul (author of Among the Believers) has died at the age of 85.

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Financial Crisis
» Euro Could Collapse Without ECB Bond Guarantee — Italy’s Right-Wing Northern League Party
» Euro Crisis: Euro Falls to Lowest Level for a Year as Turkey Brings Europe to Its Knees
» Turkey Lira Contagion Mapped: How the Turkish Crisis is Taking the World Down With It…
 
USA
» Ad Platform Caves to Mob Outrage, Bans Infowars
» After Helsinki: A Coup in the Making
» Alea Iacta Est — The Die is Cast
» Alex Jones Calls Out Tim Cook: ‘Everything They’re Doing in China Will Come to America’
» ANTIFA Call for Removal of President, Overthrow U.S. Government
» ANTIFA Vows “Bullets” For Political Enemies; Media Ignores Threat
» ANTIFA Thug Skates on Felony Assault Charges; Sentenced to Probation
» Black Panther Protester Yells at Police, Friend Knocks PJ Media Reporter’s Phone Out of His Hand
» ‘Do Him Like Gaddafi’ — ANTIFA Protesters Caught on Video Threatening to Kill the President
» Editorial: Trump’s Anti-Press Talk Makes us Feel Bad
» Exposed: The Deep State’s Authorship and Publication of the Dossier
» Free-Speech Monopoly — The Game is Rigged
» Internet Censorship Onslaught: Here’s the Solution
» Mattis ‘In Favor of Warfighting Capability Organized Along the Lines’ of a Space Force
» More Than 100 Newspapers Join to Rip Trump
» NDAA Requires Al Jazeera to Register as Foreign Agent: MEF Applauds
» Neo-Nazi Rally Fizzles Out
» President Trump: Google Must be Stopped!
» Tech Giants’ Ban on Alex Jones May be Having the Opposite Effect
» The Media Shouldn’t Fear Conservatives, It Should Fear Itself
» The Soviet Union Had Pravda, America Has Facebook
» The Ten Most Hateful Americans and Why They Matter
» Trump: The Good Father NFL Players Never Had
» Trump Reacts After Peter Strzok Fired From the FBI; Strzok Attorney Responds
» Unhinged Maxine Waters Leads the Left in Calling for Anarchy
» Vimeo Removes InfoWars Content
» Watch — Black Lives Matter Activists Surround Cars, Attack Drivers: ‘Back the F*ck Up!’
» Where Do We Get Such Losers?
 
Canada
» Gun Used in Fredericton Shooting is Legally Obtainable, Suspect Had Licence, Police Say
 
Europe and the EU
» Almost 2 Million Passengers at Warsaw Airport in July: Report
» Breaking: Inferno in Sweden as Youth Gangs Make Coordinated Arson Attacks at Three Locations
» Britain Suffers 15 Acid Attacks a Week, With Three Quarters Taking Place in London
» Conspiracy Theorist Who Died ‘Had His Laptop Wiped by Authorities’
» EU is Terrified of Italy’s Right-Wing Populist Government, Says Ruling Party Member
» ‘EU Will be Brushed Aside’ Italy Promises to Eject Merkel’s EPP From European Parliament
» Finland Police Are Looking for ‘Foreign Speaking Suspects’ After Gang Rape of Woman
» Leftist Politician’s Life Became ‘A Nightmare’ After Telling the Truth About Muslim Rape Gangs in the UK
» ‘No Deal’ Brexit Will Harm EU More, Admit Brussels Bureaucrats
» Paris Creates ‘Eco-Friendly’ Urinals on Streets
» Parliament Elections Are Life or Death for EU: Populists Can Shift Brussels as We Know it
» The Psyche of the Hungarian People Originates in the East — House Speaker
» UK: Artificial Intelligence ‘Did Not Miss a Single Urgent Case’
» We Don’t Fear an Attack on Our Markets and Won’t be Blackmailed — Italian Deputy PM
 
North Africa
» Egypt: Police Thwart Suicide Attack at Christian Church
 
Middle East
» Trump Tosses Turkey an Anvil in Its Economic Death Spiral
 
South Asia
» France Reopens Investigation Into Missing Flight MH370 After Malaysia’s 400-Page Final Report Was Accused of Hiding the Truth
 
Latin America
» Venezuelan Pirates Spread Fear Across the Caribbean
 
Immigration
» AG Sessions Blames Courts for Allowing Cop Shooter to Avoid Earlier Deportation
» ANTIFA, Democratic Socialists and the New World Order All Want the Same Thing: “No Borders, No Wall, No USA at All”
» Danny Devito: Illegals Held in ‘Concentration Camps’
» Italian Interior Minister: NGO Ship Aquarius Can Go Wherever it Likes, Except Italy
» Madrid Suggests Aquarius Ship With Migrants
» Merkel Says Talks With Greece on Taking Back Asylum Seekers Well Underway
» New Book Reveals the EU Cover-up of the Migrant Crime Wave
» Refugees in Greece Not Happy at Luxury Hot Spot and Start Protesting for New Apartments
» Slovenian Resort Transformed Intohalal-Compliant Migrant Camp
» Spanish Police Officer Swims 100 Metres to Rescue Migrant From Mediterranean
» Sweden is Burning: Migrant Gangs Unleash Coordinated Fire-Bomb Rampage Across Multiple Cities
» The Attack on Western Civilization — No More Safe America
» The Latest: Dozens in Bosnian Town Protest Migrant Arrivals
» Watch — ANTIFA Chants Death to America: ‘No Borders! No Wall! No USA at All!’
» Welcome Everyone, Take Our Country
» What You Need to Know: The German-Spanish Migrant Deal
 
Culture Wars
» Bilderberg 2018: Orwell’s ‘Big Brother’ In a ‘Post-Truth’ World
» Hungary: Sex is Biologically Determined, The Concept of Gender, As ‘Social Sex’ Is Nonsense
 
General
» V.S. Naipaul: ‘Terrorists Can Fly a Plane, But What They Can’t Do is Build a Plane’
 

Euro Could Collapse Without ECB Bond Guarantee — Italy’s Right-Wing Northern League Party

Italy’s ruling Northern League party predicts the dismantling of the euro unless the European Central Bank (ECB) offers a guarantee to reduce yield spreads in the eurozone.

“The situation can’t be resolved and it is going to explode,” the economics spokesman of Italy’s ruling Northern League party, Claudio Borghi, told Reuters. His words come after Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese government bond yields rose following the financial turmoil surrounding Turkey.

“Either the ECB offers a guarantee or the euro will be dismantled,” he said. The right-wing Northern League party forms a coalition with the co-ruling 5-Star Movement.

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

Euro Crisis: Euro Falls to Lowest Level for a Year as Turkey Brings Europe to Its Knees

As investors dumped riskier assets in Asian trading and into the European open, the Swiss franc jumped to within a whisker of a one-year high against the euro.

Emerging market currencies continued to reel as investors worried about contagion.

The South African rand was down 3.1 percent after falling more than 10 percent in earlier trading, the Russian rouble dropped 0.8 percent and the Mexican peso 1.5 percent.

After hitting a record low of 7.24 against the dollar early on Monday, Turkey’s plummeting lira found some support after Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said the government had drafted an economic action plan to ease investor concerns and the banking watchdog said it had limited swap transactions.

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

Turkey Lira Contagion Mapped: How the Turkish Crisis is Taking the World Down With It…

The lira slipped below 7.0 to the US dollar and was down 12 percent on Friday’s value at one point this morning.

The currency is collapsing after Donald Trump doubled import duties on steel and aluminium as part of fresh sanctions on the country.

The countries are embroiled in a diplomatic row sparked by the case of US evangelic pastor Andrew Brunson, which Turkey wants to try on terrorism charges believing he was behind the attempted coup on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan two years ago.

The euro had already plunged after the tariffs were imposed on Friday, with the currency dropping to a 13-moth low this morning.

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

Ad Platform Caves to Mob Outrage, Bans Infowars

Advertising platform Criteo has caved to mob outrage and banned Infowars in yet another example of Big Tech censorship.

A Criteo senior manager said Infowars was, “in violation of our advertising guidelines,” yet gave no specifics whatsoever on precisely what terms of service we had violated.

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

After Helsinki: A Coup in the Making

by Srdja Trifkovic

President Donald Trump’s meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia and their joint press conference in Helsinki on July 16 have ignited an ongoing paroxysm of rage and hysteria in the U.S. media. Morbid Russophobia and Putin-hate are déjà-vu, but the outpouring of vitriol against Trump has been raised to an entirely new level. The deplorable vulgarian of yore has morphed into a metaphysical incarnation of evil, an “enemy of the people” par excellence. Orwell’s “two minutes of hatred” has become a continuous, 24/7 orgy.

The roll call of attackers reads like a Who’s Who of the U.S. Deep State. The list of their hyperbolic adjectives (including “sellout,” “traitor,” “Putin’s pussycat,” etc.) is familiar to the curious, starting with Barack Obama’s CIA chief John Brennan (“high crimes and misdemeanors”). The outraged were particularly incited by Trump’s refusal to parrot the “Russiagate” narrative, falsely presented as the result of an “intelligence community consensus.”

Trump’s refusal was justified, on factual as well as political and moral grounds. No evidence of any kind exists to prove Russian meddling in the presidential election, or thereafter. It never will be found, for the simple reason that both Podesta’s and DNC emails were leaked, not hacked. The meddling myth is just a tool the Deep State has used since late 2016 to torpedo Trump’s attempt at détente with Moscow. Its operatives saw this attempt, with reason, as a threat to the maintenance of the duopolistic, neolib-neocon system of full-spectrum global dominance.

Just three weeks after the Helsinki summit, it is tricky to discern its implications and likely consequences, but three themes seem clear…

           — Hat tip: Srdja Trifkovic [Return to headlines]
 

Alea Iacta Est — The Die is Cast

As I took pen in hand this day, hypothetically speaking, my goal once more is to impress upon you the absolute seriousness of this critical moment in time for the survival of our republic. And, for you to believe in your heart, that the upcoming midterm elections will be the most important in our Nation’s history.

Know that President Trump not only knows the stakes, he knows exactly what he is doing like the master chess player, making all the strategic moves as we get closer and closer to checkmate!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Alex Jones Calls Out Tim Cook: ‘Everything They’re Doing in China Will Come to America’

Alex Jones has blasted Apple CEO Tim Cook for spearheading Big Tech’s ban of Infowars, calling Cook a hypocrite who is trying to bring Communist Chinese-style Internet censorship to America.

Last week, it was reported that Tim Cook personally made the call to ban the Infowars podcast. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg then immediately followed suit after learning of Cook’s decision.

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

ANTIFA Call for Removal of President, Overthrow U.S. Government

Antifa and other left-wing groups gathered at Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington, DC, on Sunday carrying signs that reveal one message loud and clear: Remove racist President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence from office and overthrow the United States government.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

ANTIFA Vows “Bullets” For Political Enemies; Media Ignores Threat

The mainstream media completely failed to report on Antifa members in DC yesterday, some of whom went on to assault police officers, carrying a banner which openly advertised their intention to put bullets in their political enemies.

Numerous video clips and photos show Antifa members carrying a large black banner which reads, “It takes a bullet to bash a fash.”

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

ANTIFA Thug Skates on Felony Assault Charges; Sentenced to Probation

Even as police across the country arrest more and more Antifa radicals for attacking cops, reporters, and those who oppose their revolution, one of them has escaped hard time despite a serious felony assault.

Eric Clanton, the former philosophy professor in California collared for a vicious attack in Berkeley, will spend three years on probation.

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

Black Panther Protester Yells at Police, Friend Knocks PJ Media Reporter’s Phone Out of His Hand

Correction below.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Sunday at the counter-protest against “Unite the Right,” a woman affiliated with the New Black Panther Party in a black bandana mask yelled at the police for separating the roughly 24 white nationalists from the upwards of a thousand protesters on the other side. When I approached her to hear what her message to the police would be, the woman said she would have no message and her friend knocked my phone out of my hand.

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

‘Do Him Like Gaddafi’ — ANTIFA Protesters Caught on Video Threatening to Kill the President

One year ago, President Trump told the American people that there was “violence on both sides” during the Charlottesville riots.

Those riots pitted neo-Nazis marching in the city against Antifa and other progressive groups. The powder keg was lit and both sides committed acts of violence against each other. The riots left many injured and one activist lost her life when awhite supremacists rammed his car into a crowd. Trump was attacked for the “both sides” comment in the wake of the violence.

However, in the year since, the Left’s violent tactics have been on full display in multiple arenas across the country. Riots and death threats have targeted Trump officials, ICE agents, police officers and children. A former Bernie Sanders staffer opened fire on a group of Republican congressmen practicing baseball, seriously wounding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

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

Editorial: Trump’s Anti-Press Talk Makes us Feel Bad

[NOTE: This is satire]

NOTE: This op-ed on behalf of the editorial board of ScrappleFace is part of a nationwide effort by more than 100 newspapers this week to decry President Trump’s “anti-press rhetoric.” In observance of this watershed journalistic event, we ask that you suspend, if only for a moment, your lifelong habit of ignoring the editorial page. The comics can wait.

For the editorial board…

“The enemy of the people.”

That’s what President Donald Trump has called the news media.

In a Constitutional republic, this inflammatory rhetoric not only jeopardizes freedom of expression by rallying the mob to ignore or even to violently suppress the Fourth Estate, but as professional journalists we can testify that it makes us feel bad…real bad.

In addition to the hurt feelings we have so acutely suffered, it must be noted, Mr. President, that “we’re rubber and you’re glue. Anything you say bounces off of us and sticks to you.”

It is, in fact, you, Mr. President, who are the “enemy of the people.”

(Are too…Are too!)

Let the facts be submitted to a candid world.

After all, it’s not the media, but Donald J. Trump, who beat a woman out of a good-paying job with lifetime benefits — an elderly woman who had hoped that she would finally shatter the glass ceiling and occupy the White House. Denying Hillary Clinton what rightfully belonged to her constitutes an attack on all women.

Thus Trump, in one foul sweep, became enemy of roughly half of the people.

Among the remaining 7-in-10 Americans — the ones who get paid a dollar every time a woman earns 69-cents — many have been torn from their families and homes, and sent to labor outdoors or in factories, stores and office buildings by a president who cares so little about them that he hit the gas pedal on the economy, sparking nearly full employment. These newly-employed men, of all races and genders, have Trump to blame for the assault on their free time, not to mention the booster shot to their toxic masculinity.

“Enemy of the people” indeed!

And now we come to the bottom of the matter.

At its base, President Trump’s attacks on ‘fake news,’ or ‘the failing New York Times,’ demonstrate an infantile streak in his character. Such a person, who lashes out and throws tantrums at every perceived slight (or coordinated partisan impeachment campaign), lacks the maturity to walk in the footsteps of the smart, handsome and ineluctably cool President Barack Obama, our nominee for eternal friend of the people.

Mr. Trump, why can’t you be more like President Obama?

           — Hat tip: Dora [Return to headlines]
 

Exposed: The Deep State’s Authorship and Publication of the Dossier

The Internet is full of information, some of it not well researched or considered, but every now and then a star appears on the horizon. To my mind the new star is Yaacov Apelbaum, who, using his considerable technical skills, has produced a masterpiece of well-documented analysis underscoring the nonsensical and partisan nature of the Mueller operation. He compares this effort by the anti-Trumpers to the plot line of the Dreyfus affair, where falsified evidence and suppressed evidence led to Captain Alfred Dreyfus’s conviction for treason.

It’s lengthy and detailed and on a lovely Sunday in summer you may not want to study it completely, but if this subject is of interest to you, I strongly suggest you bookmark the article and study it at your leisure. I cannot do it justice in any summary, but I’ll try to hit the main points.

He concludes, after a long, substantive, technologically adept investigation:

The real dossier story is not the scandalous insinuations that it makes, but rather it’s the funding sources, the teams that worked on it, and its compilation and distribution channels. At peak capacity, the dossier team must have consisted of at least 25 individuals who worked on it for over 6-12 months. Assuming a modest $200 per hour rate per person, some first/business class travel and accommodations, media, consulting, IT, and legal services, this project most have cost an upwards of 5-10 million dollars. According to Simpson’s testimony and documents, Fusion GPS was only paid about a million dollars by the DNC and Clinton campaign, which begs the questions of what was Hakluyt’s [Ed: another private UK intelligence operation closely connected to Hillary Clinton] cut and where did the rest of the money go?

For today’s purposes, I will simply note the highlights, but the article really deserves the attention of readers, investigators, and reporters. Using open source intelligence materials, he’s pinpointed the source(s) of the deeply flawed Steele Dossier, which formed the basis for the FISA warrants used by the FBI and Department of Justice to gather intelligence on the President and his associates.

He details the organization and staffing of GPS Fusion and reports:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Free-Speech Monopoly — The Game is Rigged

The Deep State and the left are intertwined with Silicon Valley. The CIA helped Google and Facebook get started. Why? To make it easier to spy on people. Over time, millions gravitated toward Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Conservative and Libertarian voices became very strong and that alarmed the Deep State. So they began demonetizing conservatives. Then they shadow-banned them. Now they are deleting them outright.

For many years, Alex Jones reached millions with his journalism and rants. His tirades helped wake people up. He yelled at us about the Deep State, including the corrupt security agencies, the Bohemian Grove, the CFR, the Bilderbergs, fluoride in our water, the lies about 9-11, and yes, even Sandy Hook. The latter had many anomalies that should be questioned. Alex brought all of this up and more before anyone else had a inkling about what was really going on with such matters. He was routinely dismissed as a ‘conspiracy theorist’ by the establishment. However, much of what he has been saying over the years is now acknowledged as self-evident. The legacy media, the Deep State, and Silicon Valley could not stomach the fact that he was informing and influencing minds and elections. They all got together and confiscated his soapbox. Their lame excuse? They claimed he was a purveyor of ‘hate speech.’

Having previously endured years of hate speech aimed toward me, I know what it is and what it isn’t. To me, it’s libel, defamation and death threats. Alex Jones has never engaged in hate speech. Questioning climate change is not hate speech. Jones is not a racist, a bigot or any of the other ‘phobic’ names the left enjoy pinning on ideological opponents. ‘Hate speech’sounds alarming and terrible, but it’s also vague. Who gets to decide what it is?

The Supreme Court ruled it was legal speech, but apparently the Silicon Valley and Deep State commissars want to overrule that decision. They own their social media game and they’ve rigged it in their favor. They have all the money in the world, so they can afford to lose revenue from the millions of conservatives and libertarians they’re forcing out of the game. They can’t win the argument, so they’re resorting to censorship.

Censorship is what China does, and companies like Facebook and Apple are eager to please the communist oligarchs. The Deep State wants what President Xi enjoys — a rigged Internet that does not allow dissent or criticism of the political elite. Right now, even Winnie the Pooh is being banned in China. Why? Because Xi opponents in China were using the cartoon bear as a ‘meme’to criticize their leader. Remember, conservatives greatly out-memed the left during the last presidential election. Hillary is no doubt very angry that we have the ability to meme and ridicule her pomposity. She once said herself that the Internet needs an ‘editor.’she would welcome a Chinese-style, well-censored Internet that she and her ilk would control.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Internet Censorship Onslaught: Here’s the Solution

Those who have been working to destroy this constitutional republic for over a century figured every American would have a computer within ten years and they would use it as a giant propaganda machine.

It back-fired big time for the shadow government. This super-information highway became we the people’s ballistic missile in getting the truth to the American people. It wasn’t easy before we all bought home computers. When I began my truth journey 29 years ago, it was to the big, beautiful public library in Denver, newsletters, the telephone (no cell phones back then) and fax machines.

The Internet changed everything and now, because the American people are waking up in droves to how they’ve been played and how the Internet as played a huge role in attempting to brainwash them (forcing ‘social justice’ lunacy and all the rest of the Soviet-style propaganda), the globalists behind all this scheming are desperate. It’s time to shut down all but the most hateful speech from useful fools who call themselves social justice warriors, liberals and progressive liberals.

They, like Black Lives Matter, ANTIFA and all the other violent, freedom-hating anarchists are cherished for their courage while those who go against the well-orchestrated plans to destroy our sovereign nation are to be obliterated. Not by shutting down the Internet altogether.

Remember this very important point: E-commerce is a trillion dollar a year enterprise in sales, trading and other money-making entities. The monopolies who are controlling the engines for ‘social media’ depend heavily on selling your personal information and data. They don’t want to cut off the head, just amputate the unwanted parts.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mattis ‘In Favor of Warfighting Capability Organized Along the Lines’ of a Space Force

ARLINGTON, Va. — Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters Sunday that he was not “against setting up a Space Force,” but was against “rushing to do that before we define those problems” such as organizational challenges.

Last week at the Pentagon, Vice President Mike Pence laid out a plan calling for the creation of the United States Space Command, the Space Operations Force, the Space Development Agency, and the United States Department of the Space Force.

With a target date of 2020 to launch the new Space Force, Pence encouraged Congress to allocate $8 billion over the next five years to the new Defense branch.

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

More Than 100 Newspapers Join to Rip Trump

(CNN) — “The dirty war on the free press must end.”

That’s the idea behind an unusual editorial-writing initiative that has enlisted scores of newspapers across America.

The Boston Globe has been contacting newspaper editorial boards and proposing a “coordinated response” to President Trump’s escalating “enemy of the people” rhetoric.

[Comment: This will have minimal effect, as their tactic of bashing Trump for telling the truth will backfire. Their circulation numbers are also way down — papers are essentially being propped up by rabid anti-American leftist billionaires like Soros. ]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

NDAA Requires Al Jazeera to Register as Foreign Agent: MEF Applauds

The Middle East Forum (MEF) congratulates President Donald Trump on signing the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This legislation includes language supported by MEF compelling greater transparency by foreign-owned media outlets operating in the United States. The law addresses all foreign owned media, but its passage results primarily from abuses by Al Jazeera, the Qatari government’s network.

The relevant section of the NDAA is H.R. 5515, Section 1085, “Disclosure Requirements for United States-Based Foreign Media Outlets.” It requires foreign media outlets to file a report every six months with data about their structure and finances, then makes this report public 30 days later.

Al Jazeera has surpassed 1 billon views on YouTube and has over 10 million followers on Facebook. Al Jazeera English operates bureaus in Washington, New York, Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles. According to the Congressional Directory, there were 175 Al Jazeera staffers credentialed by the House and Senate in 2016. That year, the New York Times had 43 and the Washington Post 111.

The Justice Department recently required the Russian based TV station RT to register as a foreign agent due to Russian interference in American elections. YouTube now requires the disclaimer that “Al Jazeera is funded in whole or in part by the Qatari government” on each of its videos.

MEF has longstanding concerns about the Qatari government’s support for Islamism. Its research showed the Qatar Foundation spending more than $30 million to gain influence within U.S. pubic schools. MEF has been critical of Al Jazeera, calling it “a political project masquerading in the guise of journalism.” Following up on this critique, MEF representatives visited dozens of Congressional offices to explain the need for the NDAA to address this problem.

MEF President Daniel Pipes notes that, “As Qatar is locked in a bitter dispute with several of America’s regional allies, the American people need to know in detail about the activities of its media arm.”

MEF Director Gregg Roman adds: “That Al Jazeera has more reporters covering Congress than the New York Times and the Washington Post combined hints at something going on beyond journalism. With more transparency, we will learn more about the Qatari government’s intentions.”‘

           — Hat tip: Dora [Return to headlines]
 

Neo-Nazi Rally Fizzles Out

A white supremacist demonstration outside the White House on Sunday left organizers disappointed when the mere handful of neo-Nazis who showed up were outnumbered by hundreds of counter-protesters, AFP reported.

To prevent a repeat of the deadly violence at a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, exactly one year ago, Washington police closed streets and set up a ring of steel across a public park to ensure the neo-Nazis and counter-protesters were unable to clash.

About 20 white nationalists traveled from the nearby community of Vienna, Virginia, under heavy police escort. They were met at the local metro station by a larger group of more than 300 counter-protesters shouting “Shame!” and “Get out of my city!”.

After marching to the White House, the neo-Nazis were driven in police vans to a different train station.

           — Hat tip: Dora [Return to headlines]
 

President Trump: Google Must be Stopped!

Exclusive: Joseph Farah warns ‘Digital Cartel’ planning the political, social transformation of America

You may not realize it yet, but Google — along with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube — represent a much bigger threat to your presidency, your re-election campaign in 2020 and, more profoundly, our First Amendment rights to freedom of the press, freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Together, Google and Facebook control 75 percent of the digital advertising market. Most Americans don’t get their news directly from CC, the Washington Post, the New York Times and the rest of the fake-news cartel; they get it indirectly through Google and Facebook’s algorithms that are biased toward those sources and even more despicable ones like the Huffington Post and the Daily Beast.

Think of Google and Facebook as the gatekeepers of what passes for news and information to Americans. Why? Because that’s what they are. They are the unofficial “distributors,” if you will. They penalize news sources that report honestly on your amazing accomplishments as president, while spreading the lies and propaganda of the Trump-hating fake-news cartel. They reward the media they like with advertising and punish those they don’t like.

Is that their right to do so? No, it is not. In fact, they are not publishers under the law. They are more akin to “utilities,” with a sworn public trust to be neutral and unbiased in the content they serve, repurposed at huge profits.

Without the advantages they provide to the fake-newsters, your characterization of the New York Times as “failing” would be accurate. Google and Facebook are propping them up, just like Jeff Bezos is propping up the Washington Post.

But what about the alternative media, the independent media, like WND? We’re all being starved of advertising and traffic by these hard-left “utilities” that are supposed to be operating in the public interest without bias.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Tech Giants’ Ban on Alex Jones May be Having the Opposite Effect

Last week’s purge of Alex Jones and InfoWars from Apple (iTunes), Facebook, YouTube (Google), and Spotify seems to have had an unexpected side effect. Upon the news that Jones was being removed from many of the top Internet platforms, subscriptions to his InfoWars app have skyrocketed. Ironically, the app has been listed on Google Play and iTunes as one of the top downloaded apps of last week.

“The good news is InfoWars has had the highest traffic it’s ever had — 5.6 million new subscribers in the past 48 hours — and so has my radio show,” Jones told the Daily Mail. “De-platforming doesn’t do anything —we already have the subscribers —it doesn’t do very much

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

The Media Shouldn’t Fear Conservatives, It Should Fear Itself

Reporters, pundits and other fake news media gobbers have been claiming that Trump is endangering them for a while now.

“How long before someone is seriously hurt, or worse?” New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg demanded last August.

How long? It’s been over a year now.

“Someone is going to do something awful to a journalist,” Jeffrey Toobin claimed on CNN. And they have. They’ve mocked, ridiculed and humiliated the media for its hysterical fake news nonsense.

The number of reporters shot by Trump supporters because of his attacks on the media currently stands at zero. And counting down. So the media has shifted gears of predicting that Trump’s criticism will cause reporters to die overseas. Sulzberger warned about the threat to the media overseas. “Trump slams CNN in potentially dangerous way,” claims CNN. But agreed that the real threat is overseas.

Reporters are dying overseas. At the hands of Muslim terrorists.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Soviet Union Had Pravda, America Has Facebook

by Charles Hurt

So, apparently, Facebook has morphed from a social media giant into a major news gathering and publishing house. First order of business: Shut down conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Good luck with that, Zuckerpeople.

Guess that means that all the rest of the millions and millions of crazy posts that remain on Facebook have been vetted, verified and endorsed by company executives.

Hello, slippery slope.

Life is so much easier just sticking with the First Amendment and declaring free speech as the great antiseptic of society. Better than sunlight.

Anybody is free to step out onto the street corner and say the craziest, most vile and offensive things they want. The civilized world either ignores the blithering madman or takes note and carries on.

Eventually, the madman grows tired or loses his voice or simply goes home, grievances aired.

Why on earth would Facebook or anybody else want to step in and declare themselves the thought police, the arbiters of truth? The Soviet Union had Pravda. America has Facebook.

But the funny thing is that Facebook is taking on an even greater responsibility than the actual news gathering and publishing operations do.

While Facebook is busy muting “hate speech” and thwarting “fake news” online, the real media is in an orgiastic frenzy to promote any assembly they can find of neo-Nazis, white supremacists or racists. Literally, these “news” organizations are running out of bullhorns to hand out to these crackpots.

Endless, wall-to-wall coverage of some racist rally in Washington comes just one year after the media did the same thing in Charlottesville, where they whipped up so much attention and rattled so many nerves that one innocent woman got killed, along with two state troopers trying to keep the peace.

In sane, civilized society, everyone knows that nasty, rude, hateful people are simply to be ignored. Not elevated and magnified and analyzed.

You know the only thing more tedious than listening to some rambling madman spew racist nonsense? Listening to a couple of sheltered snowflakes working for National People’s Radio analyze some rambling madman spewing racist nonsense.

Literally, you can feel yourself getting dumber as they speak. And there is no getting those brain cells back.

Meanwhile, Sen. Kamala Harris, a California Democrat and 2020 White House hopeful, delivered a speech last week celebrating the widespread use of “identity politics” that Democrats hope to use to win back the House and Senate.

“Identity politics” is the tactic of dividing people into “identity” groups such as black, white, Hispanic, Asian, female, Muslim or whatever. Once divided into their various labeled train cars, the voters in each car are fed a political message tailored to their specific race, religion or gender.

In the good old days, there was another term for this. It was called “racism.” And good people everywhere in civilized society rejected it.

Of course the media is too absorbed covering the latest irrelevant Klan rally to give the appropriate attention to a sitting United States senator publicly defending racist political tactics on her march to the White House.

Maybe Facebook will shut down her website. But I wouldn’t bet on it.

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The Ten Most Hateful Americans and Why They Matter

The American Left is stoking hatred and it’s tearing us apart. Our media is guilty of not only of failing to shame those responsible, in many cases they egg them on, giving them a platform. The volume of irrational hatred spewing into our ether is extremely unhealthy, even dangerous for our republic and the broader American culture.

To be sure, there has been excessive rhetoric from the man who could well go down as the most accomplished and successful president in our history at the rate his achievements mount. But President Trump’s willingness to verbally punch back at his political enemies, sometimes crudely, pales in comparison to the level of hate being spewed out by leftists.

Our country is 242 years old. One has to wonder how it can survive much longer as the decibels of hate, particularly from the left, continue to rise almost hysterically. We’ve already had one civil war. That one cost over 600,000 lives. We don’t need another one.

At a minimum, those pumping out the hate need to be identified, shamed and shunned. This is what an active media should be doing. So who are we talking about? Here’s my list of the top 10 most vicious and dangerous haters in America today.

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Trump: The Good Father NFL Players Never Had

Exclusive: Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson encourages strength to deny false accusations of racism

Our battle is a spiritual battle. There’s no such thing as racism, sexism, “homophobi-ism,” “Islamophobi-ism” — it’s good versus evil, right versus wrong. There are people on the side of good, the children of truth, and there are people on the side of evil, the children of the lie.

For the last 70 years or more, black people — especially black men — have been under attack. Wolves in sheep’s clothing have fed them the lie that their problems are from so-called “racism,” that they can’t make it on their own — that they need government to take care of them, and that they don’t need family, fathers or God. Unfortunately, most blacks have swallowed these lies, and suffer as a result. Real men are almost nowhere to be found in the black community; fatherlessness is the norm, and godlessness has taken over black churches.

Naturally, young black men with physical talents for music and sports are brought up and trained to support their ongoing self-destruction. Most had no fathers growing up — and the few fathers around were usually weak beta males. Black parents bring up children in the mass delusion of hate, blame and victimhood, creating ghettoes everywhere they go. Even “successful” blacks are very destructive.

Now blacks are hell-bent on destroying football. Black athletes dependent on the sport for their careers support its downfall! In anger, you can’t see what you’re doing.

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Trump Reacts After Peter Strzok Fired From the FBI; Strzok Attorney Responds

Update 2: Strzok’s attorney Aitan Goelman has issued the following statement which reads in part:

Late Friday afternoon, the Deputy Director of the FBI overruled the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and departed from established precedent by firing 21-year FBI veteran Peter Strzok…

This decision should be deeply troubling to all Americans. A lengthy investigaiton and multiple rounds of Congressional testimony failed to produce a shred of evidence that Special Agent Strzok’s personal views ever affected his work.”

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Unhinged Maxine Waters Leads the Left in Calling for Anarchy

I want to remind the viewers that people like Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama endorsed the Occupy Wall Street movement which is actually full of anarchists. —Kati Pavlich

Political language, and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists, is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. —George Orwell

The Intolerance of the “Tolerant” Left

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) openly called for people to form a mob and physically confront members of Donald Trump’s administration if they see them out in public. She took this action after the controversy over separated migrant families erupted but she never mentions that the law requires separating illegals from their alleged children and has for decades upon decades through previous administrations. She only blames Trump…

The left has spun out of control, their rage has consumed them, their logic is gone. The likes of Maxine Waters, Sen. Liz Warren, Sen. Kirsten Gillebrand and Sen. Kamala Harris along with their Democratic brothers and sisters show the desire to destroy the representative republic. Their goal is to make us a third world country beholden to none but the enemies of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the latter of which was originally John Locke’s “the pursuit of property.”

We are inundated with communists on the left who wish to destroy this Republic and they are moving as they’ve never moved before because they hate our outsider President who wishes to truly Make America Great Again. Their goals and beliefs have become all too obvious to anyone in the electorate who actually pays attention. We are in a battle for the God given rights of the people…those rights our founders understood…but the communist infiltrators wish to totally destroy.

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Vimeo Removes InfoWars Content

Vimeo has pulled Infowars content from its site for violating the platform’s standards.

A spokesperson for the video hosting service told Business Insider on Sunday that the Infowars videos “violated our Terms of Service prohibitions on discriminatory and hateful content.”

The videos had been uploaded to the site on Thursday and Friday. The Vimeo spokesperson also told Business Insider that the company had told the account owner of the videos’ removal, and also issued a refund because “we do not want to profit from content of this nature in any way.”

The site reported that Infowars had less than a dozen videos on the platform as of Wednesday, but that more than 50 videos were posted to the site on the following days.

[Comment: Switch to real.video — run by Mike Adams of NAturalnews.com — a man who understand the Constitution.]

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Watch — Black Lives Matter Activists Surround Cars, Attack Drivers: ‘Back the F*ck Up!’

Black Lives Matter activists wearing ski masks attacked and threatened drivers in Washington, D.C. during a counter-protest against the “Unite the Right 2” protest in Lafayette Park.

In footage taken by Breitbart News, Black Lives Matter activists can be seen attacking cars and threatening drivers who were attempting to drive down the streets of Washington, D.C.

“Back up! Back the up!” a group of Black Lives Matter activists shouted at a driver. “Go back that way n*gg*r!” Get your ass back!”

The car eventually began backing up due to the threats.

Another driver tried passing through and was immediately met with attacks and threats by a mob of Black Lives Matter activists. The Black Lives Matter activists can be seen in this Breitbart News footage kicking the vehicle and demanding the car reverse. The car eventually backed up.

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Where Do We Get Such Losers?

When delivered by Ronald Reagan, the question “Where do we get such men?” used to be the ultimate contemplation about the people who make this country great. Not anymore.

Today, when we look at the delusion and deceit surrounding at least five Democrat members of the U.S. Senate, the question now becomes “Is this the best we have?” Let’s look at a few.

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Gun Used in Fredericton Shooting is Legally Obtainable, Suspect Had Licence, Police Say

FREDERICTON—A New Brunswick man charged with killing four people in one of the deadliest shootings in the province’s history had a firearms licence and allegedly used a gun that can be legally obtained in Canada, police said Monday as they urged the public to be patient during the ongoing investigation.

Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, was charged with four counts of first-degree murder after a shooting Friday at a Fredericton apartment complex that left two civilians and two police officers dead.

Police said the long gun investigators believe was used in the attack is commonly available for purchase, and is not a prohibited or restricted weapon.

“It’s a firearm that can be purchased here in Canada and the suspect does have a licence,” Deputy Chief Martin Gaudet told reporters at a news conference outside the Fredericton Police Department, where a memorial with flowers, cards and teddy bears has been set up.

“It’s a shouldered weapon — a long gun.”…

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Almost 2 Million Passengers at Warsaw Airport in July: Report

Warsaw’s Chopin Airport says it handled more than 1.9 million passengers in July, its highest figure for that month on record.

In July last year, the airport processed 1.7 million passengers, Poland’s PAP news agency has reported, citing figures from the airport.

The airport said it had almost 9 million passengers travelling on international routes and nearly 1 million on domestic flights in the first seven months of this year.

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Breaking: Inferno in Sweden as Youth Gangs Make Coordinated Arson Attacks at Three Locations

On Monday evening police received multiple calls from concerned witnesses to the arson of at least 15 cars having been torched by youths in Frölunda square in Gothenburg and in Hjällbo, Expressen reports.

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Britain Suffers 15 Acid Attacks a Week, With Three Quarters Taking Place in London

The United Kingdom’s surge of the previously unheard of phenomenon of acid attacks has seen an average of 15 a week over the past three years, with the vast majority taking place in the crime-struck capital, London.

There were 2,602 acid attacks in Britain between January 2015 and May 2018, the equivalent of 15 a week, according to government figures accessed by The Mirrornewspaper.

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Conspiracy Theorist Who Died ‘Had His Laptop Wiped by Authorities’

A conspiracy theorist’s laptop and mobile will be analysed at an inquest into his death after the UFO expert vomited two litres of black fluid and died aged 39.

Max Spiers’s laptop was wiped when authorities returned it after his death more than two years ago during a trip to Poland to attend a conference.

Today a pre-inquest review at Guildhall in Sandwich, Kent, heard how the contents of his SIM card were also of particular interest.

Before he died Mr Spiers messaged his mother, Vanessa Bates, saying: ‘You’re boy’s in trouble, if anything happens to me, investigate.’

An initial inquest opened in December 2016 when the court heard he vomited two litres of black blood, but the inquest was adjourned last year.

The father of two allegedly made many ‘enemies’ in his investigations. His inquest will now be held over four days from January 7, 2019.

Authorities in Poland, where Mr Spiers was attending a conference, initially concluded the sudden death was due to natural causes…

Shortly before his death, Mr Spiers was said to have been probing into the lives of well-known figures in politics, business and entertainment. At the time his mum Vanessa said she feared the worst.

‘I think Max had been digging in some dark places and somebody wanted him dead.’

She is hopeful the investigation will shed light on the mysterious death.

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EU is Terrified of Italy’s Right-Wing Populist Government, Says Ruling Party Member

European Union leaders are afraid of Italy’s Eurosceptic government, according to a senior aide to Rome’s Prime Minister.

Giancarlo Giorgetti believes Brussels is desperate to “abort” the fiercely Eurosceptic Italian ruling coalition. According to the Lega politician, the European Union chiefs are worried that Italy will spark a populist uprising across the bloc.

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‘EU Will be Brushed Aside’ Italy Promises to Eject Merkel’s EPP From European Parliament

ITALY’s Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio pledged to eject the Merkel-backed centre-right European People’s Party from the European Parliament in the 2019 election as he argued the “era of austerity” has finally come to an end.

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Finland Police Are Looking for ‘Foreign Speaking Suspects’ After Gang Rape of Woman

Several foreign speaking men in the southern city of Hyvinkää gang raped a woman on 27 July, broadcaster YLE reports. Police have asked for the public’s help.

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Leftist Politician’s Life Became ‘A Nightmare’ After Telling the Truth About Muslim Rape Gangs in the UK

It was one of the biggest scandals to rock the UK. The Rotherham Muslim child sex abuse gangs. Vulnerable teenagers groomed, trafficked and raped by gangs of men. The abuse going on directly under our noses, having been known by authorities who turned a blind eye and took no action.

It prompted Sarah Champion MP for Rotherham, to write a newspaper article for The Sun, one year ago, in which she called out the problem of British Pakistani men exploiting white girls.

In an interview with The Telegraph she describes the response as having been a nightmare.

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

‘No Deal’ Brexit Will Harm EU More, Admit Brussels Bureaucrats

The European Union (EU) will be hit harder than Britain in the immediate aftermath of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, Brussels officials have conceded, as the bloc comes under pressure to soften its negotiating stance.

European Commission bureaucrats are currently rushing to make plans to keep trade flowing in the event of the United Kingdom not agreeing a ‘transition’ period or formal trade agreement before the Brexit date, and leaving the bloc on standard World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules.

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Paris Creates ‘Eco-Friendly’ Urinals on Streets

Paris created “eco-friendly” public urinals on the city streets causing negative reactions from residents.

Residents and business owners are annoyed that the environmentally friendly urinals called “Uritrottoirs” are popping up at the popular tourist site Île Saint-Louis island, Reuters reported Monday. Parisians started a petition demanding urinals are taken down, according to Le Parisien.

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Parliament Elections Are Life or Death for EU: Populists Can Shift Brussels as We Know it

Anti-EU movements are gearing up in their preparations for May 2019’s European parliamentary elections, which will decide the future make-up of the Brussels leadership.

High-profile right-wing figures Matteo Salvini and Steve Bannon have both signalled, separately, their intention to disrupt the establishment with populist movements.

Guntram Wolff, director of the Bruegel think tank in Brussels, said: “There will be a lot of things happening in terms of the more anti-European parties and I think they will have quite a strong percentage overall.

“The question is: will these get organised and unify in one party group?

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The Psyche of the Hungarian People Originates in the East — House Speaker

Twenty-seven ethnic groups from twelve countries are participating in the Kurultaj Tribal Assembly of the Hun-Turkic Peoples, a biannual meeting of peoples of nomadic origin from the Central Asian steppe held in Bugac, in south-central Hungary.

The assembly, held this year on August 10-12, celebrates ancient traditions.

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UK: Artificial Intelligence ‘Did Not Miss a Single Urgent Case’

Artificial intelligence can diagnose eye disease as accurately as some leading experts, research suggests.

A study by Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and the Google company DeepMind found that a machine could learn to read complex eye scans and detect more than 50 eye conditions.

Doctors hope artificial intelligence could soon play a major role in helping to identify patients who need urgent treatment.

They hope it will also reduce delays.

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We Don’t Fear an Attack on Our Markets and Won’t be Blackmailed — Italian Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Labour and Industry Minister Luigi Di Maio has said he does not expect the new Italian government to come under attack from speculators on the financial markets.

At the weekend Cabinet Secretary Giancarlo Giorgetti said that “a speculative attack by the markets on Italy could be expected at the end of August”. “I don’t see the concrete risk of this government being attacked,” Di Maio said in an interview published in Monday’s Corriere della Sera.

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Egypt: Police Thwart Suicide Attack at Christian Church

Egyptian security forces foiled a suicide bombing attack at a Christian church outside Cairo on Saturday, state media reported.

The incident occurred at the Coptic Virgin Mary Church in the suburban town of Mostorod, just north of the capital.

The bomber died after detonating an explosive belt on a bridge outside the church after he was denied entry by police, according to the state-run Al Ahram newspaper. No one else was harmed in the attack.

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Trump Tosses Turkey an Anvil in Its Economic Death Spiral

‘Streiff’ notes untrustworthy Erdogan learns he can’t mess with American president

Turkey, a member of NATO, a one-time candidate for EU membership, and a budding Islamist dictatorship, is on the verge of a full-bore meltdown of its financial market. The Turkish lira has been staggering toward crisis for several months as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan implement the much the same decisions that one would have expected if he’d used Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a financial advisor. Turkey had an unmanageable debt-to-GDP ratio, inflation was beginning to kick in, and Erdogan thinks raising interest rates to control inflation is the spawn of Satan. This is something they apparently teach instead of economics wherever it was that Erdogan and his lackeys went to school.

The proximate cause of the Ferrari-like acceleration of the current crisis into something that Erdogan may not be able to survive is pretty easy to understand. Erdogan blames a Turkish preacher, Fethullah Gülen, who lives in the US for a coup attempt against him in 2016. He has demanded extradition of this man and been rebuffed. To improve his bargaining position, Erdogan’s regime did what any Turkish whoremonger would have done, they arrested an American pastor, Andrew Brunson, and charged him with terrorism. Presumably, if we sent their pastor back, they will send ours home. At the NATO summit, Erdogan and Trump reached an agreement. Brunson would be sent home and Trump would prevail upon Israel to release a Turkish terrorist. Trump and Israel did their part. Erdogan reneged.

This was not a smart move.

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France Reopens Investigation Into Missing Flight MH370 After Malaysia’s 400-Page Final Report Was Accused of Hiding the Truth

  • Malaysian government has released a final 400-page report on MH370 mystery
  • Investigators said they still do not know why the plane vanished in March 2014
  • French police are opening an investigation into flight with four French on board
  • It wants to examine data from satellite operator Inmarsat which tracked plane

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Venezuelan Pirates Spread Fear Across the Caribbean

Vessels sailing in the vicinity of Trinidad and Tobago are now under threat of being the victims of piracy for the first since the 1700s. According to a report from the Washington Post, in the wake of Venezuela’s economic and societal collapse, criminals desperate to earn a living have taken up the centuries-old crime and are attacking yachts and fishing vessels along the coast of South America.

Jeremy McDermott of Insight Crime, a nonprofit that studies organized crime in the region told the Washington Post that “It’s criminal chaos, a free-for-all, along the Venezuelan coast.”

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AG Sessions Blames Courts for Allowing Cop Shooter to Avoid Earlier Deportation

This is an update of the story from Colorado Springs—a story getting almost no media attention—where an Iraqi refugee is charged with critically wounding a local police officer.

On Saturday, Officer Cem Duzel remained in critical condition.

Breitbart is reporting that Attorney General Jeff Sessions used the near fatal shooting of Duzel as something that would not have happened if earlier courts had not blocked the Iraqi refugee’s deportation in the wake of other crimes he had previously committed.

But that isn’t the important bit of news I want to focus on…..

Buried in the Breitbart story here, is perhaps the first time in ten years that I have seen any reporter make a direct connection between a refugee’s violent crime and the resettlement agency responsible for his placement in the state—Lutheran Family Services is specifically mentioned in news reports.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions drew attention to a series of federal court decisions holding laws using the blanket federal definition of “violent crime” to be “unconstitutionally vague” in a pair of talks about violent crime this past week.

The issue came to a head this week when it became clear an Iraqi refugee accused of trying to kill a Colorado Springs policeman had been slated to be deported in 2016 for his previous convictions, only to be saved by the courts.

Right now we are missing one of the most important law enforcement tools we had because of a 2015 Supreme Court decision holding that the legal definition of ‘violent felony’ was too vague,” Sessions said in his prepared remarks. “The Supreme Court struck down part of a law called the Armed Career Criminal Act. It had been on the books for 30 years and applied thousands of times. … The Court ruled that the definition of ‘violent felony’ was too vague.”

[Read the rest at the URL]

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ANTIFA, Democratic Socialists and the New World Order All Want the Same Thing: “No Borders, No Wall, No USA at All”

No matter how globalism is repackaged, it always smells the same way in the end. For decades, the globalists have subtly (or sometimes not so subtly) been moving us toward a world in which national borders have essentially been made meaningless. The ultimate goal, of course, is to merge all the nations of the world into a “one world socialist utopia” with a global government, a global economic system and even a global religion. The European Union is a model for what the elite hope to achieve eventually on a global scale. The individual nations still exist, but once inside the European Union you can travel wherever you want, economic rules have been standardized across the Union, and European institutions now have far more power than the national governments. Liberty and freedom have been greatly restricted for the “common good”, and a giant horde of nameless, faceless bureaucrats constantly micromanages the details of daily life down to the finest details. With each passing day the EU becomes more Orwellian in nature, and that is why so many in Europe are completely fed up with it.

Unfortunately, this is precisely what Antifa, the Democratic Socialists and others on the radical left want to bring to America…

Today, the radical left completely dominates our system of public education, and that is why so many of our young people have become radical leftists. And many of these “true believers” openly talk about a “revolution” in the United States.

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Danny Devito: Illegals Held in ‘Concentration Camps’

(BREITBART) — Actor Danny DeVito falsely claimed in an interview with The Daily Beast published on Saturday that the Trump administration is keeping illegal aliens in “concentration camps.”

“Oh, it’s horrible. They are prison camps,” he said when asked about the situation at the southern border, where illegal aliens are being held in shelters for processing. “It’s awful. They’re little concentration camps. I try to do my part, which is to support progressive candidates who are trying to change the government, and try to be as vocal as I can about it.”

DeVito went on to criticize the “clowns” within Democratic Party, but admitted that having previously supported Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential primary he is now excited about the prospects of the far-left New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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Italian Interior Minister: NGO Ship Aquarius Can Go Wherever it Likes, Except Italy

Interior Minister of Italy, Matteo Salvini, said on August 13 that the migrant “search and rescue” ship Aquarius would not be allowed to dock at Italian ports.

The NGO run ship has been the main trafficker of migrants from the sea to Europe in the past few years, and Salvini has decided to put an end to its operations in Italy.

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Madrid Suggests Aquarius Ship With Migrants

Should Opt for Closer Port — Source

MADRID (Sputnik) — The Spanish government thinks that the Aquarius migrant rescue vessel carrying over 140 migrants should refrain from docking in Spain’s ports as they are far away from the current location of the ship, a source in the government told Sputnik on Monday.

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Merkel Says Talks With Greece on Taking Back Asylum Seekers Well Underway

Angela Merkel told the media on Monday that talks with Greece on re-admitting asylum-seekers from Germany’s borders were well underway.

In comments reported by the Associated Press, the German Chancellor said direct talks with Greek premier Alexis Tsipras were not on the agenda yet.

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New Book Reveals the EU Cover-up of the Migrant Crime Wave

The Migrant Crime Wave is a book written by Janice Atkinson, MEP and VP of the Europe of Nations and Freedom group.

Conservative Brexiteer. In her exposé, Janice exposes what has been sold to us as a ‘multicultural utopia’, as the ‘migrant ghettos with high levels of crime and sexual assaults’ that it really is.

Ms. Atkinson and her staff have compiled hard to obtain official EU statistics in this hard hitting look at the migration fraud. As a MEP, Janice has the unique position and privileged access to information normally remaining unattainable.

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Refugees in Greece Not Happy at Luxury Hot Spot and Start Protesting for New Apartments

Refugees coming from the city of Thebes blocked the old National Road connecting Thebes with Athens. They were protesting against the ‘bad conditions’ of their houses and facilities.

The migrants were demanding that they be given apartments inside the city instead of the houses that the state provides them. It should be noted that the migrant hot spot of Thebes is probably the most luxurious hot spot in Greece.

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Slovenian Resort Transformed Intohalal-Compliant Migrant Camp

The Slovenian government is converting a seaside resort into a migrant resettlement village that will serve Halal-compliant organic meals, according to local reports.

“Migrants will enjoy the Debeli Rtic resort,” reports Nova24. “At the seaside and in idyllic houses, they will eat organic food worth 1.4 million euros at your expense!”

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Spanish Police Officer Swims 100 Metres to Rescue Migrant From Mediterranean

A Spanish police officer swam 100 metres to rescue a migrant who was struggling in the Mediterranean off the coast of San Roque, the Policia Nacional said.

The incident occurred as a lifeboat containing 70 people rescued from the high sea was coming in to dock at the town, where Spain opened a new migrant reception centre this summer to register people who attempt the perilous journey across the sea to Andalusia each week.

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Sweden is Burning: Migrant Gangs Unleash Coordinated Fire-Bomb Rampage Across Multiple Cities

Many Swedes were horrified in early 2017 when U.S. President Donald Trump linked immigration to rising crime in Sweden, but an increasing number now agree with him.

Amid soaring crime rates, gang violence, complaints about education, and pregnant mothers even being turned away from maternity wards due to a lack of capacity, resentment in Sweden has built over the influx of more than 600,000 immigrants over the past five years.

Many Swedes were horrified in early 2017 when U.S. President Donald Trump linked immigration to rising crime in Sweden, but an increasing number now agree with him.

Amid soaring crime rates, gang violence, complaints about education, and pregnant mothers even being turned away from maternity wards due to a lack of capacity, resentment in Sweden has built over the influx of more than 600,000 immigrants over the past five years.

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The Attack on Western Civilization — No More Safe America

Part 7: Outside influences, no more ‘safe’ America

“My fifth point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic identity, and I would establish the cult of ‘Victimology’. I would get all minorities to think their lack of success was the fault of the majority. I would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority population.”

If you look across the American landscape, you see fracturing of our cohesion at every level. No one appears to pull in the same direction. Ault examines that phenomenon.

Bromwell Ault states:

We are approaching a blank spot, a missing link between deeply different cultures, but first we must report another sad tale from Sweden involving a 45-year-old Swedish mother who worked in a group home for “unaccompanied refugee children”.

In November 2016, she took into her home an 18-year-old Afghan Muslim, Abdul D., from the home where his age made him ineligible for further residence. In time, Abdul and his hostess began same-bed sleeping arrangements and, in more time, Abdul criminally molested his benefactor’s 12-year-old daughter. As the mother took no action, the daughter reported the incident to her father who is separated from her mother. The child’s father informed the police, a court hearing took place and Abdul D. was given a three-month suspended sentence, and told to perform community service.

When questioned by authorities regarding her silence, the mother offered that she was afraid Abdul D. would be deported. The emotional pain and scarring from this incident is something the child will have to endure for many years.

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The Latest: Dozens in Bosnian Town Protest Migrant Arrivals

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):

1:20 p.m.

A few dozen people have gathered in the northwestern Bosnian town of Bihac to protest the government’s response to an unprecedented influx of migrants from the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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Watch — ANTIFA Chants Death to America: ‘No Borders! No Wall! No USA at All!’

Open borders protesters and members of the left-wing anarchist group Antifa chanted death to America during a counter-protest in Washington, DC, on Sunday.

In a video by Breitbart News’ Ian Mason, Antifa members and open borders activists can be heard and seen marching down streets throughout Washington, DC, demanding an end to the United States.

“No border, no wall, no USA at all!” Antifa and open borders activists chanted.

[Comment: Is this not sedition?]

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Welcome Everyone, Take Our Country

This country had laws, rules, and standards of immigration because they wanted newcomers from all corners of the world to make a contribution to this society and make it greater, not suck it dry of resources and welfare.

American people and their official representatives tasked with protecting our country were suspicious and very thorough before they approved someone’s visa, green card, citizenship application, and eventual naturalization.

Marrying someone for a green card was certainly illegal and punishable with fines and jail time. Today, a cable channel actually makes a reality show out of breaking the law in order to obtain a green card by marrying a desperate American who wants to find love in the third world.

How times have changed! Former Vice President Joe Biden said, “We want unrelenting immigration until whites are an absolute minority.” He was preparing for Caucasians of European descent to be in absolute minority by 2017. Apparently he expressed the Democrat Party platform and the wishes of the Democrat voters. The rest of the country was rather shocked, to put it mildly…

Globalist billionaires and corporatists are the arbiters of redistribution of our wealth to the third world and of the forced diversification of the population into an easier controlled mass of humanity, no laws, only those that the globalist elites want to enforce.

Politicians and their mainstream media sycophants falsely repeat that our immigration laws are broken. The truth is that our laws are not broken, they are not enforced.

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What You Need to Know: The German-Spanish Migrant Deal

Berlin and Madrid are demonstrating unity with a joint agreement on returning migrants from Germany to Spain. Now Germany wants to seal similar deals with other countries. But what exactly does it involve?

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Bilderberg 2018: Orwell’s ‘Big Brother’ In a ‘Post-Truth’ World

Today, President Trump’s plan is to “Make America Great Again,” renegotiate trade treaties that build up the American working and middle class, reestablish our national borders with a fair immigration policy, welcome and protect Christians via national and domestic policies, and enforce the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

In many respects, President Trump’s goals are the opposite of the Bilderberg group and the globalists, and that’s why they see him as the single greatest threat to their technocratic-feudal system.

One of the most disturbing topics that was discussed by the globalist elite at Bilderberg 2018 is, “The ‘Post-Truth World.”

The Bilderberg 2018 “post-truth” discussion is going to center around how the globalist elite through the Bilderberg conference, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission will use science, technology and propaganda to destroy what they call “fake news,” which in most cases means the true news, or alternative media, that communicates the truth and facts based on evidence.

The mainstream media is controlled by just a handful of globalist corporations and created the propaganda term “fake news” to silence the alternative media and prevent them from exposing the elite’s lies.

Fake News

But with the help of President Trump during his election campaign, the term “fake news” backfired and became the label for much of the mainstream media.

The all-out attack against President Trump beginning during the election process and continuing to this very moment reveals a highly centralized and organized comprehensive strategy by all forms of media that are controlled by just a handful of globalist corporations to attempt to block him from achieving any of his goals and remove him from office.

Never in the history of politics has any American president and his family been subjected to this level of ridicule, lies, propaganda, scientific mind control and persuasion at a completely unprecedented level and magnitude never seen before in America and in most of the world.

The globalist elite and the Deep State that they control are waging a total psychological war against President Trump to destroy him. The reason for this, is that President Trump does not share the beliefs, ideology and goals of the globalist elite.

The Bilderberg’s goals are:

  • One global identity for planet earth, on both the human level and one set of universal human values. This will create a “World Brain” based on the idea of the collective developed by communism. The individual will become the enemy and the very concept of individuality will be erased. However, just like there are special rules for special people in communist nations, individuals and their families among the globalist elite will be allowed to keep their individual identities.
  • Centralized control of the world’s populations via “mind control.” In other words, controlling world public opinion through media, social media and the Internet.
  • A new world order with no middle class, only “rulers and servants (serfs),” or slaves and rulers, and, of course, no democracy.
  • “A zero-growth society” without prosperity or progress for the common person, only greater wealth and power for the rulers.
  • Manufactured crises and perpetual wars based on the secret society motto, “Order Out of Chaos.”
  • Total control of education to program the public mind and train those chosen for various roles. Parents and students will not be allowed to choose their own careers. A person’s lifelong career will be selected by the government through a series of computerized evaluations and psychological tests.
  • A centralized global government with control of all foreign and domestic policies.
  • The UN or some other entity will become a world government with its own laws and military. All people will be “global citizens.”

Two Kinds of World States

Under this global system, there will be two kind of world states, a spectacular one for the globalist elite and a world state where people will not know they’re slaves. The key to making all this happen is education and indoctrination.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hungary: Sex is Biologically Determined, The Concept of Gender, As ‘Social Sex’ Is Nonsense

The issue of gender studies was not on the agenda of the government’s meeting, because there are much more important topics, a government source told ATV.hu on Monday.

Last week, Hungarian universities were given 24 hours to give their response to the plan of the Ministry of Human Capacities, according to which it will become impossible for new students to enrol in gender studies.

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

V.S. Naipaul: ‘Terrorists Can Fly a Plane, But What They Can’t Do is Build a Plane’

V.S. Naipaul, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Literature, has died at the age of 85. He was born and raised in Trinidad and set many of his early novels there. South Asian Indian by ethnicity and a longtime resident of England, his novels and non-fiction works engage colonialism and typically level biting criticism at both the lordly and liberated classes. Raised as a Hindu who was a non-believer in his adult life, he was an early and vociferous critic of radical Islam.

His 1981 book, Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey, was controversial for its argument that radical Islam was merely the latest iteration of demonstrably failed revolutionary Third-World ideology and a potential source of global violence. Reason’s reviewer, Paul Hornak, found Naipaul’s book

a relentlessly pro-Western account of the delusion prevalent in four countries of the East: Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Khomeini’s Iran. Iran, despite its monumental failures, is taken as a guiding light by the other three. The author, V.S. Naipaul, talks to an eccentric selection of Muslims. A few of them sound like they’ve got a mean streak, but the “hanging judge,” Khalkhali, comes across as genuinely dangerous. He boasts that he killed the Shah’s prime minister. Another Iranian, a communist, calls Khomeini a petty bourgeois….

Naipaul concludes that the impoverished are swelling the ranks of Islam because it validates their preconceptions. They like its message—basically, that poor is beautiful. They like its authority. It organizes the affairs of a believer down to the level of small matters of personal hygiene. It is tough on infidels, who coincidentally are the believers’ enemies in the secular realm. The Western businessmen, the successful immigrants, the native rich: all will perish in the purifying flame of Allah.

“Millions will have to die,” says an otherwise placid Pakistani predicting the Islamic future. Naipaul thinks so too. In calling for “a society cleansed and purified,” he says, the Islamic Jeremiahs seem to long for ruin…

           — Hat tip: Dora [Return to headlines]
 

5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/13/2018

  1. “The United Kingdom’s surge of the previously unheard of phenomenon of acid attacks has seen an average of 15 a week over the past three years, with the vast majority taking place in the crime-struck capital, London.”

    So apparently this is the new litmus test of how multicultural a country has become, and specifically with South Asian immigrants. For wherever you find these people the horrific crime of acid throwing is found. It is of course the revenge attack of choice in those countries. One of the contributions migrants have made to Britain that PM May wasn’t referring to.

  2. I appreciate the news tip that V S Naipaul died. It seems to have down played by the main stream media.
    Around 25 years ago a Hindu from India recommended to me Among the Believers.

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