Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/8/2018

A policewoman in Spain contracted scabies during a tour of duty in a migrant camp. Later she passed the disease on to her husband and the rest of her family.

In possibly unrelated migration news, Germany has concluded an agreement with Spain on the return of migrants residing in Germany who were first registered in Spain.

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Thanks to Dora, JD, Reader from Chicago, Srdja Trifkovic, Upananda Brahmachari, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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USA
» 5 Charged in Multimillion Dollar Counterfeiting Scheme Following ICE HSI Investigation
» Alex Jones Thanks Apple, Facebook and YouTube for His 5.6 Million Newsletter Subscribers in Just 48 Hours
» Dem Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Makes Outrageous Claim About Upper Middle Class in America in Latest Gaffe [Video]
» Eerie Censorship Precedent: Big Tech Proves Alex Jones’ Motto Correct
» Eric Clanton, The ANTIFA Professor Charged With Beating People Over the Head With a U-Lock (A Deadly) Weapon, Offered Plea Deal of Three Years Probation, Not a Single Hour of Jail
» Failed Predictions of Climate Alarmists Make Future Predictions Suspect
» Howard Dean: Twitter CEO’s Refusal to Ban Alex Jones is an Endorsement of ‘Nazism, ‘ ‘Violence’
» Index on Censorship Slams Big Tech Banning of Infowars
» Is Democratic Senator Mark Warner the Mastermind Behind Move to Further Weaponize U.S. Tech Giants?
» ISIS Supporter Formerly From Eastover Sentenced to Federal Prison
» Prosecutor: New Mexico Compound a Training Camp for School Shooters
» Prosecutors: Son of Prominent Imam Was Training Children to Commit School Shootings
» Redacted Parkland Shooting Document Released, Reporters Erase Black & Finally Find Truth
» South Carolina Teenager Pleads Guilty for Attempting to Provide ISIS With Material Support
» The Attack on Infowars is Deep State Cyber Warfare
» The Censorship is Real — EndOfTheAmericanDream.Com is Being Completely Blocked by Library Internet Filters
» WikiLeaks Says Senate Panel Seeks Interview With Assange
 
Europe and the EU
» Czech Republic: Tourist Numbers up Again in Second Quarter
» France: Arab Kills Man in Paris for Reminding Him of a Public Transport Rule
» Macron’s Popularity Plummets: French President Hits New Low — Shock Poll Reveals Crisis
» Man Defending His Wife ‘Lynched’ By Six Youths in France
» Police in Finland Seize More Than 100 Firearms and 125,000 Ammo Rounds in Kouvola
» Prague Exhibition Brings August 1968 Soviet Invasion to Life
» Sweden: New ‘No Go Zone’ Police Station Rammed by Car, Attacked by Masked Arsonists
» Sweden: Children as Young as Twelve Dealing Drugs as Crime Rises
» UK Independence Party Urges Citizens to Defend Free Speech in the West
» UK: ‘Posh Scum’ — Jacob Rees-Mogg’s Home, Christian Cross Targeted by Alt-Left Vandals
» UK: ‘You Have Betrayed US!’ Time Running Out for May as 50,000 Sign Brexit Petition
» UK: Farage: Johnson’s Burka Comments Make Him More Likely to be PM, Politics Now Way Too PC
» UK: Rochdale Grooming Gang Members Could be Deported After Judges Uphold Ruling to Strip Them of British Citizenship
» UK: Three Men From Rochdale Child Sex Gang Are Stripped of British Citizenship and Will Now be Booted Out of Country as Top Judges Blast Their Reign of Terror as ‘Serious Organised Crime’
» Wildfires in Portugal’s Algarve Region Reignite
 
Middle East
» Iran ‘Revolution is Coming’ As 100,000 Rush to Streets Chanting ‘Death to Dictator’
» Trump at Cannae
 
South Asia
» Muslim Man Set Trio on Fire at Home in Nashik, Killed Two Including a Baby, Arrested in Aligarh
 
Immigration
» African Migrant Who Abused Four Boys in France Says ‘It’s Normal’ In His Country to Kiss a Teenager’s Genitals
» Convicted Somali Pirates Found Living in Germany on Benefits Unable to be Deported
» Feds Conduct Massive Worksite Raid in Two States, Arrest Business Owners for Employing Illegal Aliens
» Gang of Migrant Burglars That Operated From Greek Refugee Camp, Arrested
» Germany Reaches Agreement With Spain Over Returning Migrants
» Mass Immigration Probably Most Important Topic of European Parliamentary Election — Hungarian Security Chief
» Police Officer and Her Family Infected With Highly Contagious Skin Disease at Spanish Migrant Shelter
» Ship With 87 Migrants to Dock in Spain Thursday: NGO
» Syrian Family Receives 5239 Euros in Benefits Every Month in Germany
 
Culture Wars
» How the Coming Global State is Being Reached
» Illinois Lawmakers Seek to Engulf K-12 Students in “LGBT History”
» Online Harassment, Political Activists, And What to Do About it
» Study: Conservative Students Feel Pressure to Self-Censor
» The Democratic Party is Becoming a Radical Transhumanist Platform
 
General
» How These Animals Stay Forever Young
 

5 Charged in Multimillion Dollar Counterfeiting Scheme Following ICE HSI Investigation

“The five defendants in this case allegedly counterfeited over $70 million in fake Nike shoes and sold them to buyers on the U.S. market. I commend our law enforcement partners for helping to bring today’s charges, which send a clear message to would-be counterfeiters: ‘Just don’t do it,’“ said Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York,

As alleged in the complaint, from at least in or about January 2016 up to and including in or about July 2018, Suen, Huang, Songhua Qu, Kin Lui Chen, and Fangrang Qu, imported at least 42 shipping containers holding an estimated more than 380,000 pairs of sneakers from China. These sneakers were manufactured to resemble Nike Air Jordans. Once these shoes arrived, Suen, Huang, Songhua Qu, Chen, and Fangrang Qu, added trademarked logos to the shoes, rendering them counterfeit. Suen, Huang, Songhua Qu, Kin Lui Chen, and Fangrang Qu then stored the counterfeit Nike Air Jordans in multiple storage units and warehouses in New York City and elsewhere.

[Note: It’s those Chinese. Beware New Yorkers — they’ll mostly be selling this stuff on your sidewalks.]

           — Hat tip: Dora [Return to headlines]
 

Alex Jones Thanks Apple, Facebook and YouTube for His 5.6 Million Newsletter Subscribers in Just 48 Hours

We have witnessed, first-hand, the attempts to silence conservative voices and media, so it came with no surprise that Alex Jones and InfoWars were shut down by Apple, Facebook and YouTube all within 12 hours of one another in what appears an orchestrated attack.

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Mail, Alex expresses thanks for their censoring as his newsletter subscriptions saw 5.6 million new subscribers in just 48 hours.

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

Dem Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Makes Outrageous Claim About Upper Middle Class in America in Latest Gaffe [Video]

The hits just keep on coming! Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez just announced that the upper middle class in America no longer exists…Yes, she said it. The problem is that she comes from the upper middle class (see below)! LOL!

While Ocasio-Cortez’s biography tells the story of a poor little girl who grew up in the Bronx and drove 40 minutes from her home to attend better schools, her actual upbringing was much different. Alexandria actually grew up in an upscale neighborhood, in a home that recently sold for a cool $355,000. Say whaaaat?

The hardscrabble biography of Democrat Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been called into question after the revelation that she grew up mostly in wealthy Westchester County.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Eerie Censorship Precedent: Big Tech Proves Alex Jones’ Motto Correct

The banning of Alex Jones’ YouTube channel has just set a dangerous precedent for free speech. Big tech has just proven they are no friend of free speech, by censoring those with whom they disagree while simultaneously proving Jones correct.

Jones had a large following on YouTube, about 2.5 subscribers. The owner and creator of InfoWars has often been derided by establishment media as a conspiracy theorist. Yet on Monday, Apple, Spotify, YouTube, and Facebook has actually proven the motto of his show correct: “There’s a war on for your mind!” By blocking or deleting InfoWars accounts from their platforms, saying he allegedly engaged in “hate speech” and violated their “community standards,” they’ ve proven that they prefer the government approved official narrative to free thinking and free will. Apparently, people don’ t get to decide what information they are exposed to, Big Tech will do it for us.

As RT so eloquently put it: these corporations appointed themselves arbiters of acceptable political thought and censored Jones for failing to comply with arbitrary political standards set in Silicon Valley boardrooms, not at the ballot box.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Eric Clanton, The ANTIFA Professor Charged With Beating People Over the Head With a U-Lock (A Deadly) Weapon, Offered Plea Deal of Three Years Probation, Not a Single Hour of Jail

Assault with a deadly weapon is a minor misdemeanor if you’re an antifa attempted murderer.

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

Failed Predictions of Climate Alarmists Make Future Predictions Suspect

It’s hard for the average citizen to read the news these days and not be worried for the future of the planet. We are told that 13 of the last 16 years have been the warmest on record. We hear that coastal cities such as New York and Atlantic City, as well as nearly all of Florida, are at risk of flooding due to unprecedented sea-level rise. We are told that the wildfires in California and Greece are the worst ever recorded, and that these fires represent a “new normal” because of man-made climate change.

But to get a good gauge of such predictions, it is wise to look at how similar predictions have turned out in the past. So, don’t sell your beachfront property just yet.

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

Howard Dean: Twitter CEO’s Refusal to Ban Alex Jones is an Endorsement of ‘Nazism, ‘ ‘Violence’

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Tuesday on Twitter he’s making sure Alex Jones’s tweets “aren’t artificially amplified” (see: Jones is shadowbanned) but he won’t outright ban him because “he hasn’t violated our rules.”

We didn’t suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday. We know that’s hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn’t violated our rules. We’ll enforce if he does. And we’ll continue to promote a healthy conversational environment by ensuring tweets aren’t artificially amplified.

— jack (@jack) August 8, 2018

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Index on Censorship Slams Big Tech Banning of Infowars

The UK-based Index on Censorship organization has slammed Big Tech’s banning of Infowars, releasing a statement asserting that all “provocative” speech should be protected.

Infowars was banned on numerous platforms starting Sunday night in a coordinated purge, including YouTube, Facebook, Apple, Spotify, Pinterest, MailChimp and even Disqus.

The Index on Censorship, which is chaired by award-winning London Times journalist David Aaronovitch, released a statement decrying the ban.

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

Is Democratic Senator Mark Warner the Mastermind Behind Move to Further Weaponize U.S. Tech Giants?

Let’s be clear about something up front because it’s extremely important. This narrative that three tech giants, Apple, Google and Facebook all decided independently and simultaneously to de-platform Alex Jones without any threats or pressure from U.S. politicians and other powerful forces behind the scenes is pure fantasy. This isn’t private companies doing that private company thing, this is Silicon Valley oligarchs making a decision to appease politicians and the status quo system which made them billionaires in order to avoid regulation.

I’ve been warning about this for a long time, but let’s revisit something the late Robert Parry noted in September of last year…

Russiagate and “fake news” hysteria to intimidate tech giants into submission. It appears to be working.

There’s a big piece to this story that people seem to be missing, which I explained in a brief Twitter thread earlier today.

About a week later, Alex Jones and Infowars is de-platformed by virtually all the tech giants at once.

Politicians are threatening the tech giants with regulation unless they censor as politicians want.

The tech giants do as told, just like they did with surveillance.

— Michael Krieger (@LibertyBlitz) August 7, 2018

It’s no coincidence Warner’s paw prints appear to be all over the latest pressure exerted upon tech giants. He and other Democratic politicians are methodically using fear around Russiagate and fake news to get Silicon Valley oligarchs do as they please.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

ISIS Supporter Formerly From Eastover Sentenced to Federal Prison

RALEIGH — A former Eastover resident and alleged supporter of the Islamic State was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison on fraud and tax charges, according to a news release from the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Upon his release, Houcine Becher Ghoul, 43, a native of Tunisia, is to be deported, the release said.

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

Prosecutor: New Mexico Compound a Training Camp for School Shooters

Prosecutors said in court documents obtained Wednesday that the father of a missing Jonesboro boy was training children at a New Mexico compound to commit school shootings.

The documents say Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was conducting weapons training with assault rifles at the compound near the Colorado border where 11 hungry children were found in filthy conditions…

           — Hat tip: Vlad Tepes [Return to headlines]
 

Prosecutors: Son of Prominent Imam Was Training Children to Commit School Shootings

The son of a prominent Brooklyn-based imam was training children at a New Mexico compound to commit schools shootings, prosecutors said in court documents released Wednesday.

Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 39, was training 11 children at a compound north of Taos, New Mexico, according to The Associated Press. Authorities raided the compound Friday and arrested Wahhaj, two of his siblings and two other men during a search for Wahhaj’s son, who had been abducted from Georgia late in 2017.

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

Redacted Parkland Shooting Document Released, Reporters Erase Black & Finally Find Truth

Florida’s Broward County had already become a byword for deadly incompetence even before a newspaper report last week detailed the school board’s failures to deal with the teenager who eventually killed 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February in Parkland.

Now, it’s making another reputation, as the home of a school district willing to go to court to punish a newspaper that revealed the truth.

According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Broward County School Board is asking a judge to hold the newspaper in contempt after it published a damning story last week that showed just how badly the school district had failed to handle the case of Nikolas Cruz, the troubled teenager who turned into a mass killer.

The Sun-Sentinel’s article published Saturday was based on a Tallahassee-based consultant’s report the Broward School Board tried mightily to suppress.

However, it finally released a heavily redacted version of the report on Friday under a court order. About two-thirds of the document was supposed to be kept from the public by being blacked out. The problem for the school board was the redactions disappeared when the report was copied and pasted into another software.

That let the Sun-Sentinel reporters read the entire report — and let their readers know what the black-out version of the report kept hidden: That Cruz, who had been a student at Stoneman Douglas before transferring to an alternative school, had not been offered all available options for special education opportunities in the district; and that he was not able to attend the alternative school he wanted thanks in part to Stoneman Douglas administrators.

It also showed that School Superintendent Robert Runcie was misleading the public when he claimed that Cruz had refused special education options the district offered.

As the Sun-Sentinel reported:

“In the past, Runcie said that when Cruz turned 18 and rejected special education placement, the district could no longer provide him with the services given to students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. But the consultant’s report reveals for the first time that Cruz himself requested to return to special education, and his request went nowhere.”…

[Note: read the rest at the URL]

           — Hat tip: Dora [Return to headlines]
 

South Carolina Teenager Pleads Guilty for Attempting to Provide ISIS With Material Support

A teenager from South Carolina pleaded guilty Wednesday of attempting to provide the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria with material support, the Justice Department announced.

Zakaryia Abdin, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen, first launched a social media account in 2017 to try to join ISIS and later communicated with an undercover FBI employee that he thought was associated with ISIS.

Abdin told the FBI employee that he had vowed his loyalty to the caliphate and shared a video of a separate pledge to the leader of ISIS, commander Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. Abdin claimed in the video to “wage jihad against the enemy of Allah.”

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

The Attack on Infowars is Deep State Cyber Warfare

The coordinated corporate attack on Infowars this week represents nothing less than election meddling and cyber warfare.

In addition to being banned on almost every major social media network, Infowars’ servers are now under attack, with frivolous claims that we distribute porn being made in an attempt to have the Infowars website completely wiped off the web.

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

The Censorship is Real — EndOfTheAmericanDream.Com is Being Completely Blocked by Library Internet Filters

Somebody out there definitely does not want you to see what I have to say. On Sunday I received an email that upset me greatly, and I am about to share it with you. One of my readers recently went to his local library to print off a couple of copies of one of my articles, and it turns out that EndOfTheAmericanDream.com was completely blocked by the Internet filter that the library was using. I have been writing a lot about how conservative voices are being systematically censored on the Internet, but it becomes more real when it happens to you. The following is the message that my reader sent me via email…

Michael I just had a terrifying, alarming experience at my local library in Pleasant Hill MO. I went in to get the Librarian to run off two copies of your article about the gap between the rich and poor being so great now and the Librarian couldn’t get on endoftheamericandream because your website is considered a “radical opinion” website by Homeland Security Administration and the Library!!!!!!!!!!!! She said that is according to the “filter” the Library uses. TALK ABOUT CENSORSHIP AND BOOK BURNING!!! So I couldn’t get the copies made. I have been hearing about how the internet is censoring, shadowbanning, and unsubscribing people from Conservative websites and NOW I BELIEVE IT!!!! I experienced it first hand. WOW! I thought I should let you know. Truly, we are living in Orwellian times!

Why in the world would they want to censor me?

The only “radical opinions” that I have are the exact same ones that conservatives, Christians and patriots have had ever since this country began. Unfortunately, those opinions are now considered “radical” because of how far this nation has shifted in recent years.

If our founders were around today, they would definitely be on the Internet, and without a doubt they would be getting censored too.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

WikiLeaks Says Senate Panel Seeks Interview With Assange

WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee wants to interview WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as part of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

That’s according to WikiLeaks, which tweeted Wednesday that a letter was delivered to Assange in London seeking a “closed interview” with committee staff at a “mutually agreeable time and location.”

The website said its legal team is “considering the offer but the conditions must conform to a high ethical standard.”

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

Czech Republic: Tourist Numbers up Again in Second Quarter

The number of tourists in Czech hotels, hostels and camps rose to 5.5 million in the second quarter, a 4.6 percent increase year-on-year, the Czech Statistics Office reported.

The data indicate that the increase is also due to a higher number of Czechs holidaying at home. There has been a 7.9 percent increase in Czech holiday makers, the number of foreign visitors increased by 1.6 percent.

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

France: Arab Kills Man in Paris for Reminding Him of a Public Transport Rule

On Wednesday, 8 August, a man was killed in the 18th district of Paris for reminding the attacker of the public transport’s rules, French newspaper Le Parisien reports.

A 50-year-old man was stabbed, and later died, by a cyclist who wanted to take the bus with his bike, which is not allowed.

When the victim protested and reminded him of the rules, the biker asked him if he spoke Arabic, said a judiciary source to le parisien.

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

Macron’s Popularity Plummets: French President Hits New Low — Shock Poll Reveals Crisis

chief beating up two protesters was revealed by the daily Le Monde last month.

The poll, conducted by YouGov for the Huffington Post and the French television channel CNews, showed that Mr Macron’s approval rating had fallen to 27 per cent, down five percentage points from June.

The survey also marked the young centrist’s lowest YouGov approval rating since he took power in May 2017.

At 62 per cent, Mr Macron’s disapproval rating reached a record high, YouGov said, although the polling institute stressed that respondents had been asked to comment on “the president’s actions, and not on his image”.

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

Man Defending His Wife ‘Lynched’ By Six Youths in France

A trio of seventeen-year-old youths in the French department of Val-d’Oise were arrested early Tuesday morning after they “lynched” a man coming to the aid of his wife, who was also attacked by the group.

The incident occurred sometime between the late night of Monday and early morning Tuesday and saw the wife of the victim confront a group of six youths who were being loud and obnoxious in the street outside of the couple’s home, Le Parisien reports.

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

Police in Finland Seize More Than 100 Firearms and 125,000 Ammo Rounds in Kouvola

Police in southeastern Finland said they confiscated a large number of firearms, ammunition and explosives from a Kouvola man earlier this summer.

Police in Kouvola said on Tuesday they confiscated 107 firearms as well as a large amount of ammunition and an unspecified amount of explosives from a local man described as elderly who they suspect is not authorised to possess them.

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

Prague Exhibition Brings August 1968 Soviet Invasion to Life

With the 50th anniversary of the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia fast approaching, an exhibition just launched at Prague’s Old Town Hall brings together almost 200 photographs documenting that time. Most belong in private archives and a number are being shown in public for the first time ever.

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

Sweden: New ‘No Go Zone’ Police Station Rammed by Car, Attacked by Masked Arsonists

A new police station currently under construction in Sweden’s heavily migrant-populated ‘no-go’ suburb of Rinkeby was attacked by several masked men who drove a car into the site and set it on fire.

Police believe that the attack, which occurred at 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, was directed at the police station which is in the process of being built in the troubled Stockholm suburb. They claim the masked men involved smashed a gate with a car filled with fireworks which they then proceeded to set on fire, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.

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

Sweden: Children as Young as Twelve Dealing Drugs as Crime Rises

Reported drug offences are on the rise in Sweden according to a new report which also claims that children as young as twelve are being forced or lured into dealing.

While the reported increase has gone on across several areas of the country, police say that there were 700 more reported drug offences from April to July of 2018 in the country’s Western Region than there were last year for a total of 6,160, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.

Adam Johansson, a police officer working in the municipality of Botkyrka just south of the capital of Stockholm, noted a trend of younger individuals getting involved in the drug trade.

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

UK Independence Party Urges Citizens to Defend Free Speech in the West

UKIP are urging citizens to defend free speech in the West after big tech firms, in what appears to be a coordinated move to silence right-wing voices, such as InfoWars and Tommy Robinson, have removed them from social media.

Apple, Facebook, Pinterest, Spotify, and YouTube PERMANENTLY removed content from InfoWars and Alex Jones on Monday, saying he and the website violated their policies against hate speech and harassment.

Whilst some have said that Mr. Jones is a conspiracy theorist who deserves to be silenced, others are saying the purge is an attempt to interfere in the U.S. midterm elections, dubbing it ‘political censorship’.

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

UK: ‘Posh Scum’ — Jacob Rees-Mogg’s Home, Christian Cross Targeted by Alt-Left Vandals

The rural home of leading Brexiteer Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has been vandalised by thugs, who stuck sex toys to his car and sprayed anarchist symbols and slogans including “shut up and die” on his property.

Other nasty slogans were graffiti painted on the car, windows, and garage at the Somerset house, including “posh scum” and “sh*thead”, the Sun reports.

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

UK: ‘You Have Betrayed US!’ Time Running Out for May as 50,000 Sign Brexit Petition

THERESA May is facing increased pressure from Brexiteers after a protest group delivered a petition from tens of thousands of voters to Downing Street today, branding the Prime Minister’s latest blueprint for leaving the bloc ‘a betrayal of the referendum’.

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

UK: Farage: Johnson’s Burka Comments Make Him More Likely to be PM, Politics Now Way Too PC

Nigel Farage, speaking to Sky News, has explained that British politics have become too politically correct. He insists that Boris Johnson’s burka comments make him more likely to be PM, not less.

Mr. Farage said: “Politics is way too PC and the very fact that we say ‘oh gosh you can’t say that’ because you might offend somebody, if you want free speech, if you want proper democracy, you have to accept the fact that sometimes people will be offended. That is actually what a free society is all about.”

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

UK: Rochdale Grooming Gang Members Could be Deported After Judges Uphold Ruling to Strip Them of British Citizenship

Three members of a Rochdale grooming gang face possible deportation after judges upheld a decision to strip them of British citizenship.

Abdul Aziz, Adil Khan and Qari Abdul Rauf were among nine men jailed in 2012 after grooming and sexually exploiting young girls.

In some cases the girls, aged in their early teens, were raped and pimped out to paying customers in Rochdale and Oldham.

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

UK: Three Men From Rochdale Child Sex Gang Are Stripped of British Citizenship and Will Now be Booted Out of Country as Top Judges Blast Their Reign of Terror as ‘Serious Organised Crime’

Three men from the notorious Rochdale paedophile ring will be stripped of their UK citizenship after they lost an appeal.

Taxi drivers Abdul Aziz, 47, Adil Khan, 48, and Abdul Rauf, 48, were among nine men jailed over appalling crimes against girls in Greater Manchester in 2012.

The then home secretary Theresa May ruled in 2015 that all three men — who have dual British and Pakistani nationality — should have their names deleted from the roll of British citizens.

The decision was a prelude to government plans to deport them to Pakistan upon their release from jail.

The trio, who all have British children, challenged the decision — claiming it violated their human right to family life.

But their campaign to stay British failed today when senior judges at the Court of Appeal ruled that stripping them of citizenship is ‘conducive to the public good’.

Aziz, who was one of the ringleaders of the grooming gang and referred to by some of the others as The Master, was sentenced to nine years in prison for his part in i.

Rauf received a six-year term and Khan eight years. All three men are now out of jail…

Lord Justice Sales added: ‘The crimes were plainly very serious and there was a sufficient element of organisation in the way they were committed to justify characterising the offending as participation in serious organised crime. A judge said that what the men and others did to vulnerable girls in Rochdale (file picture) amounted to ‘serious organised crime’ +6

A judge said that what the men and others did to vulnerable girls in Rochdale (file picture) amounted to ‘serious organised crime’

But he also said that, if deportation orders are signed against them, the three men will have the right to appeal on human rights grounds and that process is likely to take ‘many months’…

Figures released under Freedom of Information laws show Rauf was granted £282,370, Khan £282,289 and Aziz £195,277 for their unsuccessful court battle.

But the figures are set to rise as three of the men are spending tens of thousands of pounds paying lawyers working on their bid to beat deportation.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Wildfires in Portugal’s Algarve Region Reignite

People’s accounts on social media this afternoon, told the story of the fire in the Pinheiro e Garrado area again being active, driven by strong winds and rising temperatures, making it difficult to fight any reoccurring fire.

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

Iran ‘Revolution is Coming’ As 100,000 Rush to Streets Chanting ‘Death to Dictator’

IRAN is on the brink of a “revolution”, an expert has warned, as furious protestors take to the streets in their thousands to chant “death to the dictator”.

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

Trump at Cannae

by Srdja Trifkovic

On August 7 President Donald Trump issued a strong warning to countries trading with Iran, following his re-imposition of sanctions on the country. “Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States,” he tweeted. Some reimposed sanctions took effect overnight, while additional, more punitive ones—relating to oil exports and central bank transactions—will take effect in the first week of November.

Trump’s executive order signed on Tuesday will target Iran’s purchase or acquisition of US banknotes, its trade in gold and other precious metals, most of its currency transactions, and issuance of sovereign debt. The looming oil export ban is even more significant, however. It threatens major disruption of the world’s delicately balanced oil market, reducing spare capacity to dangerous levels and taking out up to 1.5 million barrels a day from the global oil supply. According to energy analysts, “this would leave the world with safety buffers near zero for the first time in the modern oil age—a thinner margin than during the two great oil shocks of 1979 and 2008 . . . a Sword of Damocles hanging over the global economy.”…

           — Hat tip: Srdja Trifkovic [Return to headlines]
 

Muslim Man Set Trio on Fire at Home in Nashik, Killed Two Including a Baby, Arrested in Aligarh

Muslim man sets afire lover Sangita, her daughter and her grandchild at Pune, Maharashtra; Sangita and and grandchild died…. Culprit arrested from Third wife’s house in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.

Sugam Deshmukh | HENB | Nashik | August 8, 2018:: A man of extreme Jihadi nature, who had set ablaze a 38-year-old woman, with whom he was having an extramarital affair, and her two kin here in Maharashtra, was arrested from Uttar Pradesh, an official said on Wednesday.

In an horrific incident, a 45­ year­ old Muslim man allegedly set ablaze his live­-in-partner, her daughter and nine­ month­ old grand­-daughter at their residence in the Panchavati-Kalika Nagar locality of the city early on Monday. While the baby, Siddhi and Sangita Devre (38) died of burn injuries; her daughter, Pritee Shendge (20), is battling for life at the Nashik Civil Hospital. All of them sustained over 70% burns. Doctors have said Pritee is in a very critical condition.

Jalaluddin Khan (45), had set afire the woman, Sangita Suresh Devre, her married daughter Preeti and infant granddaughter at her home in here on Monday after an argument, Panchavati police station in-charge Madhukar Kad said.

Following the incident, the man, who is married thrice, fled to Aligarh in UP.

The Nashik police managed to trace him and arrested him from Aligarh on Tuesday evening, Kad said.

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African Migrant Who Abused Four Boys in France Says ‘It’s Normal’ In His Country to Kiss a Teenager’s Genitals

A 33 year old Sudanese migrant was judged on August 6th for alleged sexual assaults on four teenage boys, news outlet L’avenir de l’Artois reports.

The Sudanese migrant and the four teenagers all live in the same district in Sallaumines.

The boys, all aged between 12 and 13, say that he invited them to his house and then started to put a cream on their intimate parts.

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Convicted Somali Pirates Found Living in Germany on Benefits Unable to be Deported

A new investigation has revealed that of ten Somali pirates who were found guilty of raiding a German ship, five ended up becoming “tolerated” asylum seekers living off German state handouts.

In 2012 the ten Somali pirates were found guilty of hijacking the German container ship Taipan back in 2010 and were sentenced to various sentences in a process that cost the German state more than a million euros, Die Welt reports.

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Feds Conduct Massive Worksite Raid in Two States, Arrest Business Owners for Employing Illegal Aliens

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted a major worksite enforcement operation at multiple businesses in Minnesota and Nebraska on Wednesday

Agents arrested not only more than 100 illegal workers, but also 14 business owners and managers who allegedly conspired to build a workforce of illegal immigrants

The operation is part of the Trump administration’s efforts to more closely scrutinize businesses that hire illegal immigrants in order to cheat on their taxes or pay below market wages

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Gang of Migrant Burglars That Operated From Greek Refugee Camp, Arrested

After a systematic and in-depth investigation by the Mytilene police, a gang of migrants was arrested on Monday, 30 July.

They are accused of forming a criminal organisation, committing robberies and burglaries in houses and cars in the wider area of Mytilene, the island’s capital.

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Germany Reaches Agreement With Spain Over Returning Migrants

The Interior Ministry on Wednesday announced a bilateral agreement that would see Spain take back asylum claimants registered by Spanish authorities, as Germany seeks to curb new arrivals.

The government has long been divided over what Germany should do with migrants who have registered asylum claims in a different EU country, but are picked up at German border controls.

A bilateral agreement has now been reached with the Spanish government, under which Germany will be able to return asylum claimants registered in Spain “within 48 hours” of them being picked up in Germany. The accord will come into force this Saturday.

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Mass Immigration Probably Most Important Topic of European Parliamentary Election — Hungarian Security Chief

According to the Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, uncontrolled mass immigration and its impact will perhaps be the most important topics of next year’s European parliamentary election campaign.

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Police Officer and Her Family Infected With Highly Contagious Skin Disease at Spanish Migrant Shelter

In late July, a case of transmission of scabies from migrants to a police agent in Motril’s Temporary Immigrant Shelter (CETI), which also infected her husband and son, triggered a reaction from the police unions in the province of Granada.

Scabies is a contagious skin infestation by the mite Sarcoptes scabie and is often seen in crowded areas with unhygienic living conditions. The most common symptoms are severe itchiness and a pimple-like rash.

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Ship With 87 Migrants to Dock in Spain Thursday: NGO

An NGO ship which rescued 87 migrants off Libya has been given the green light to dock in the southern Spanish port of Algeciras on Thursday, the charity said, after Italy refused them entry.

The migrants, nearly all from Sudan including Darfur, had spent 50 hours at sea on board an inflatable boat, without drinking water, and many suffered burns from a mixture of fuel and salt water before they were rescued on August 2.

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Syrian Family Receives 5239 Euros in Benefits Every Month in Germany

A short documentary from German broadcaster SAT 1, about the Syrian Mohamed family details the family’s lifestyle.

The footage, taped earlier this year, was filmed in the Mohamed family’s beautifully renovated, 220 square meter, flat in downtown Leipzig.

Every month the German taxpayer pays their rent of 1220 Euros (heating included). Besides which the family and their 11 children receive around 4,000 Euros on which to live.

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How the Coming Global State is Being Reached

by Jeremiah Johnson (Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne))

The UN has been a “paper tiger” for many years, but it is such only from a military perspective. In terms of finances, it has been corralling in the world’s financiers (such as the BIS, the Bank of International Settlements), and establishing a world court (in the Hague) slowly but effectively. From a “dogmatic” perspective, the UN is fostering its phony narratives throughout the world: illegal aliens are termed “refugees,” and Al Gore’s nonsense about climate change has been incorporated into “biodiversity projects” such as Agenda 21 and others that not even the “REMF” (look it up) Senator’s son could foresee.

The UN is globalism, and more: the UN is the vehicle…the convening body of approval, the face, and the administrative apparatus of the coming global state.

These plans have been in existence for more than a century. From the moment the United States was formed, the efforts have been unrelenting both domestically and internationally to control the banking and return administration of the “province” to England, a European power we fought against twice and subsequently rescued twice from two world wars.

Oligarchs in all nations have sold their countries out in favor of an “Elysium” style society on earth, a “1984,” where laws are inflicted upon the peoples as their leaders violate every one of them. A global society where the only words for a citizen are conformity, obedience, and productivity: a planetary “Gulag” broken down into several regions for administrative purposes and where each region is mutually self-supportive.

The concept of the United States as a sovereign nation is a mirage: the reality is a miasma resulting from the stench of decades of controlled dysfunction and destabilization to bring the nation to the brink of collapse while giving the taxpayers the illusion they’re still free and that their votes in the rigged elections still count. All throughout the United States the quality of life — employment, family structure, faith, and true communities of neighborhoods and neighbors that help one another when needed and still mind their own business…these qualities have almost completely vanished.

The votes are only to provide the color of authenticity and approval of the citizenry as the politicians ply their trades: the business of government to enrich them personally while they pillage the nation’s assets, selling them off to other nations and destroying the country. They care not for their “constituency,” and their only honor is to themselves for self-aggrandizement. Their only loyalties are toward power, wealth, and exemptions from the laws that govern other men.

Such is the point that we have reached, and where we are. The illusion is maintained: “We’re strong, united, and defending the Homeland.” All of it obfuscates the true actions and objective:

The United States is being turned into a total surveillance state in preparation for a “collapse,” the complete enslavement of its citizens (Socialism into Communism, complete with gulags), and its dissolution and subsequent “absorption” into the system of global governance.

The NY Post published an article by Rich Lowry on 7/30/18 entitled “Like it or not, America is now seriously debating socialism.” It details the methanous-reemergence of Bernie Sanders in the forefront and his “Medicare For All” plank, a platform estimated by the Mercatus Center (a conservative firm) to cost around $33 trillion for the first 10 years if it’s emplaced.

Really? Socialism? Lenin himself said that socialism is the final step before communism: and these morons are going to eat it right out of the hand of Bernie Sanders.

It is not so far-fetched as you may think: Olympia Snow (R, ME) brought Obamacare to the floor of the Senate, and within a small matter of time it became law…a law that is still bleeding us even after the President knocked the individual mandate out of the picture.

The stultified masses will “bite” on it hook, line, and sinker as another entitlement, and it has the surest method of funding: taxes. The unstoppable, SWAT team and LEO-enforced taxes raised by the politicians upon their serfs, the public. The media has never ceased their barrages against the President.

The globalist vehicle to ensure complete accountability of the citizens from a legal perspective is mandatory health care…and one that cripples the country in the exact same plan that Cloward and Piven introduced to President Johnson that took effect: the creation of a welfare state to implode the system.

[Comment: Read it all.]

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Illinois Lawmakers Seek to Engulf K-12 Students in “LGBT History”

From FreedomProject Media:

Lawmakers in Illinois, apparently unashamed as their state implodes into insolvency, are working on a bill that would fix … the supposed lack of enough homosexual and transgender history? Yes, really. It’s all part of making government indoctrination centers more “inclusive,” legislators and supporters of the scheme claim. Even kindergartners will be pounded with the propaganda.

Under the radical “Inclusive Curriculum” bill working its way through the legislature, all books used in government schools must tout the “role and contributions” of lesbians, “gays,” bisexuals, and “transgenders.” The legislation, SB 3249 in the Senate and HB 5596 in the House, follows the adoption of similar perversion mandates in California.

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Online Harassment, Political Activists, And What to Do About it

In recent years, the internet has provided free rein to busybodies bent on opportunistic criminal behavior. Never before have people known so much about others, nor have we cultivated so many meaningless “friends” who have coalesced into a militia of activists and tormentors.

In past generations, we went to church, school, or social functions to mingle and truly understand one another. Nowadays, we park ourselves somewhere quiet and fly solo into an alternate world via our favorite electronic devices. The internet has become as addictive as drugs and often makes people domineering, obsessive, and mean. Too much personal information bleeds across social media platforms, resulting in cyber-harassment. While social media’s “user agreements” supposedly govern their platforms, they may as well be written in beach sand. Privacy is also a myth. In this political climate, harassment has become epidemic. Up until now, no one has had a clear idea how to deal with it.

Two years ago, my life came under attack from a cyber-bully turned stalker, who didn’t like the fact that I supported our president. Undoubtedly, millions of people in our country are experiencing similar challenges. Folks who don’t toe the political left’s line are labeled fascist, racist, white supremacists, Nazis, white nationalists, etc. Attacks come in many forms via email, texts, or public postings designed to smear the victim’s name, reputation, or accomplishments. Attackers impersonate others to cover their tracks and their malicious deeds.

My motto is, if someone doesn’t like me, I walk away and ignore him. Ironically, my silence triggered demands from my stalker for a public apology and iron-fisted compliance with the left’s political ideology.

From the start, I confided in an astute friend who had prior experience with this person. I was advised to log everything this narcissist threw at me and was cautioned never to respond. Her advice was prophetic. Knowing my attacker, I didn’t think this foolishness would persist. I was wrong. As difficult as it is not to defend oneself, it is important to refrain from responding. Simply stated, the perpetrator will have nothing to throw at you if the case ends up in court. Fighting the battle intelligently from the start is crucial. Ultimately, the stalker will provide the rope, but you get to hang him.

Here are some additional recommendations gleaned from my experience…

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Study: Conservative Students Feel Pressure to Self-Censor

A new study reveals that conservative college students cope with left-leaning professors by self-censoring during class discussions and parroting their professors’ political views on homework assignments.

The lead researcher notes that professors who push leftist ideology in class not only “derail” the learning experiences of conservatives students, but also deprive liberal students of the chance to “have their ideas challenged.

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The Democratic Party is Becoming a Radical Transhumanist Platform

If you think that our political divide couldn’t become deeper, think again. The humanity-altering technological revolution is lurking just under the surface of current political debates. Eventually, it will become a foundational issue for political campaigns. Whether or not they are aware, the left has already adopted the precursor philosophies that will support a radical transhumanist political party. Think about the logical extensions of SJW causes like wealth redistribution, body modification, gender fluidity and transexual movements. They are right at home with transhumanist philosophy.

Artificial wombs and genetic engineering could enable transexual and gay couples to have children.

Human augmentation with implantable chips is already happening.

A Universal Basic Income has been a central Transhumanist goal for many years.

With the adoption of the Universal Basic Income policy by California’s Democratics, the party is steadily becoming the transhumanist platform of the future.

[Comment: So the Democrat Party is now the Communist BORG party.]

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How These Animals Stay Forever Young

Once we turn 30, our odds of dying doubles every eight years. The formula that churns out that grim statistic is known as the Gompertz-Makeham law, named after the pair of nineteenth-century actuaries who worked it out, and those odds have remained about the same even as modern medicine has advanced

Humans aren’t the only ones whose mortality can be summed up by the equation. Although that key age will differ if you’re a mosquito or a horse, nearly all animals see their likelihood of death rise sharply as they get older.

But it’s becoming clear that the Gompertz-Makeham law is not universal. A handful of remarkable creatures don’t appear to age—that is, they show no signs of deterioration as they advance in years. Though they will still perish one day from starvation or predation or freak accidents, their abilities to combat disease and produce offspring endure right up to the end.

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7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/8/2018

  1. Lured by a rabbit. In the Leningrad region, a migrant pedophile raped a six-year-old in a barn

    The trusting girl went after a stranger, not even suspecting that she was in danger. The malefactor was detained in hot pursuit, he already confessed to the deed.

    The incident was investigated in hot pursuit. On suspicion of a crime, a 21-year-old illegal migrant from Central Asia (Uzbek)

    https://life.ru/t/%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B8/1141831/zamanil_krolikom_v_lienoblasti_mighrant-piedofil_iznasiloval_shiestilietniuiu_v_saraie

  2. Note the highlighted details in this report from a local online news source . Recent tech efforts to silence voices from opposition to globalism/progressivism opens this to article to questions.

    Probe Into Racial Flyers In Hudson Valley Ordered By Cuomo

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered a probe into the distribution of Ku Klux Klan and white supremacy flyers in Westchester County and around the state.

    Cuomo has directed New York State Police investigators to look into the distribution of white supremacy materials, to determine their origin and whether they are designed to promote or incite hate crimes. Patrols have also been increased in the areas where the flyers were distributed.

    The governor also directed the State Police’s Hate Crimes Task Force and the Division of Human Rights to launch a public awareness campaign to combat hate and help New Yorkers report and “fight back against incidents of hate.”

    Last week, recruitment posters for Identity Evropa – a white supremacy group – were found outside a school in Croton.

    According to Identity Evropa, they are “an American Identitarian organization. As such, our main objective is to create a better world for people of European heritage – particularly in America – by peacefully effecting cultural change. Identity Evropa is thus an explicitly non-violent organization.

    “As Identitarians, we believe that identity matters, inequality is a fact of life, and ethnic diversity, as demonstrated by substantial historical and sociological evidence, is an impediment to societal harmony. Unfortunately, the fetishization of diversity has resulted in a paradigm wherein ‘less White people’ – in academia, employment, and countries overall – is accepted as a moral imperative. We categorically reject this ‘progressive’ morality and instead demand that we, people of European heritage, retain demographic supermajorities in our homelands.”

    In a statement, Cuomo called out President Donald Trump and “Republicans in Washington.”

    “While President Trump and Republicans in Washington sow divisiveness and hate that is spreading like a cancer across the country, in New York we say not here, not now, not ever,” Cuomo said. “I have directed State Police to investigate the appalling distribution of KKK material in several counties and send a clear message that New York has zero tolerance for intolerance. Today more than ever, New York must fight against hate crimes and stand as a beacon of equality and diversity.”

  3. In Russia over the investigation of the gang GTA (1).
    The perpetrators were sentenced to life imprisonment.

    Today, interesting details surfaced-their informants were labor migrants
    https://ria.ru/incidents/20180809/1526240753.html

    Families of bandits stand in line to receive Russian citizenship and accuse Muscovites of having provoked migrants to their crime with their wealth.
    https://www.izh.kp.ru/daily/26864.7/3906916/

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    1)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GTA_gang

  4. re: Dem Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Makes Outrageous Claim …

    The poor should bring a class-action lawsuit against this newest socialist dimbulb.

    First it was ‘appropriation of voice’ the academic left complained about.
    Then they whined about ‘appropriation of culture’ – singing other people’s songs, wearing their fashions.

    Now the Lefties are doing it themselves. ‘Appropriation of poverty,’ or of ‘victim status’, is how Ocasio-Cortez’s auto-biography might be described.

    Poor little Bronx-Westchester girl ! But typical of socialists to build their campaign pitch on lies. And blaming others for their own sins, and accusing their opponents of having the same tactics/motives that they employ.

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