Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/10/2018

A “Scottish” Muslim named Nighet Riaz has accused Scotland of being racist. Mr. Riaz is upset because the Scottish government treats the Gaelic language as “more Scottish” than Urdu.

In other news, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has blocked an agreement that might have sent 40,000 migrants to Italy from Germany, and another 20,000 from France.

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Thanks to AF, Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» JPMorgan Expert: Illinois Bankruptcy Option Needed — True Debt, Pension, Health Costs Would Consume Half of Revenue
 
USA
» “Political Language… is Designed to Make Lies Sound Truthful… and to Give an Appearance of Solidity to Pure Wind.” — George Orwell
» California DMV Wrongly Registered 1,500 People, Including Non-Citizens, To Vote in 2018
» ‘Catching Some Hell’: Hurricane Michael Slams Into Florida
» Democrats Consider Becoming ‘More Ruthless’ After Losing Brett Kavanaugh Battle
» Donald Trump in Iowa: The Democrats Have ‘Gone Wacko’
» Eight Significant Ties Between Dina Powell and the Clintons
» Google Calls Search Engine Bias a ‘Conspiracy Theory’ — It’s Not
» GOP Needs Update to Dems’ UFC Cage Match Rules
» How to Fight the Left Effectively
» Kanye’s Declaration of Independence
» Marxist Astroturf: Left-Wing Leaders Caught on Tape Telling Bussed Activists From New York City to Keep Quiet…
» Michael Griffin, Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, On Secure Freedom Radio
» Permit-Holder Hero Who Saved Chicago Cop Remains Anonymous
» Podesta Emails: Evidence Democrats Steal Elections
» Smart Aliens Might Live Within 33,000 Light-Years of Earth. A New Study Explains Why We Haven’t Found Them Yet.
» Soros-Funded Moveon.org Threatens ‘Direct Action’ In D.C., Preps ‘Emergency Campaign’ To Stop Brett Kavanaugh
» Soros Groups Use Hurricane Michael to Push Florida ‘Voting Rights Crisis’ Scheme
» Where’s the Outrage Over Hillary’s Call for a ‘Civil’ War?
» Wildfires: Separating Demagoguery From the Science
 
Canada
» Canada Legalizes Marijuana in 1 Week: 6 Things You Need to Know
» Some of the Major Myths About Vegetation, Soil, And Climate
 
Europe and the EU
» “In Facing Islamism, Our Elites Have Betrayed US”, Says French Top Journalist in Mindblowing Interview
» 5 Million Poor in Italy, of Which 1.6 Million Are Foreigners
» And the Nobel Prize in Economics Goes To… a Globalist and a Climate Change Supporter
» Bannon Lauds Orban as ‘Heroic, ‘ Says Euro Should be Abandoned
» Billionaire Minecraft Creator Says the Left Has “Literally Been Taken Over by Evil”
» Bono: Make EU More Romantic Through Music, Praises ‘Incredible’ Africa-Europe Partnership
» British Children Are Being Programmed to Love Islam, Objective Analysis is Seen as ‘Racist’ — Anne Marie Waters
» British Army Investigating Soldiers Who Posed for Photo With Tommy Robinson
» Europe ‘Cannot Become an Exclusive Club’: Polish President
» Fresh Concessions: Appeaser Theresa to Lock UK in Customs Union, Follow EU Environment and Labour Laws
» German Politician Sides With Greece and Demands Billions be Repaid After Forced Ww II Loan
» Germany: Berlin Scraps Police Height Rules to Broaden Recruit Pool
» Germany Election: Death Knell for Angela Merkel Rings as Bavaria Heads for the Polls
» Hungary Hits Back: Hillary Clinton is a Failed Politician Whose Losing Campaign Was Also Financed by George Soros
» Islamic Circumcision Goes Wrong: 2-Month-Old Boy Loses His Penis After Being Badly Burned in Sweden
» Italy: CDP Investments Up 13 Bn in 5 Yrs
» Italy: ‘Ndrangheta Lombardy Capo Dei Capi Gets 16 Yrs
» Italy: Messina Magistrate Gets 7 Yrs for Paedophilia
» Juncker Claims it is the EU, Not Populist Govt Creating a Million Jobs for Italians
» More Than 300 People Convicted of Terrorist Offences in Belgium ‘In Recent Years’
» Poland’s Ruling Conservatives Maintain Lead: Poll
» Pope Francis Suggests Mary Did Not Intend to be ‘Ever Virgin’
» Scotland Slammed as ‘Racist’ For Treating Gaelic Language as ‘More Scottish’ Than Urdu
» Sky News Refuses to Excuse for Damaging Fake News Interview With Tommy Robinson
» Steve Bannon’s European Movement
» Stop the Political Witch Hunt Against British Troops!
» Sweden: ‘Anti-Semitic’ Motive Suspected in Arson Attack on Politician’s Home
» UK: Army Launches Probe After Tommy Robinson Poses With Group of Young Men in Fatigues for Instagram Video
» UK: DUP Will Block May’s Budget if ‘Red Lines’ Abandoned, Wants Brexit Delivered
» UK: Islamic State Teen on Trial for Alleged Terror Knife Plot
 
Far East
» China Legalizes Detention of “Religious Extremists” In “Re-Education Camps”
» China Exerting “Unprecedented Effort” To Influence American Opinions Amid “Pandemic” Of Cyber Threats: DHS Secretary
» Report: Internal Meeting Transcript Contradicts Google’s China Claims
 
Latin America
» Suspect in Maduro Assassination Plot Dies in Mysterious Fall From Window
 
Immigration
» Austria Has Concerns About U.N. Migration Pact, Might Back Out
» Germany: Police File Assault Charges Against Father Who Defended Daughter From Migrant Sex Attack
» Hey! Let’s Just Let ‘Em All in
» Merkel Tells Citizens Europe ‘Built on Tolerance’, Warns Against ‘Hatred’ of Refugees
» Morocco Navy Fires on Migrant Boat Crossing to Spain
» Salvini Blocks Migrant Agreement That Could See Germany Send Tens of Thousands to Italy
» Swedish Media Try to Cover Up Gang Rape of Girl by ‘Muslim Migrants’ — Facebook Censored Posts as Well
» Syrian Refugee Who Sexually Assaulted 10 Women in Germany Acts Like a Baby When Brought to Justice
 
Culture Wars
» BBC Debuts British-Iraqi, Gay, Non-Binary Muslim to Explain Quantum Physics & Gender Identity
» Gay Marriage Cake: UK Supreme Court Rules in Favour of Christian Bakers
» Romanian Heterosexual Marriage Referendum Voided by Low Turnout
» Tattoos Are for Stupid People
» The Supreme Court Circus
 
General
» IPCC Demands $240/Gal Gasoline Tax!
 

JPMorgan Expert: Illinois Bankruptcy Option Needed — True Debt, Pension, Health Costs Would Consume Half of Revenue

Authored by Mark Glennon via WirePoints.com

Michael Cembalest is Chairman of Market and Investment Strategy at J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

His report released yesterday, The ARC and the Covenants, updates his earlier research comparing the percentage of state revenues needed to pay interest on general obligation debt, and meet all future pension and retiree healthcare obligations. [The link to the report appears to be working sporadically: https://www.jpmorgan.com/directdoc/ARC4_ES.pdf ]

Most states, he concludes, have manageable burdens (which he defines as 15% or less).

Not Illinois, which is far worst among the states. By his calculations, 51% of state revenue would have to go towards debt, pensions and retiree healthcare to reach full funding, and that would take 30 years. He assumes all pensions will earn 6% per year on invested assets.

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

“Political Language… is Designed to Make Lies Sound Truthful… and to Give an Appearance of Solidity to Pure Wind.” — George Orwell

Corey Booker, Nancy Pelosi, Al Franken, Keith Ellison and the list goes on concerning those who have refused to be on the Sons of Liberty Radio show. Some will take shots at my national platform through the corporate-owned media, but will not confront me on LIVE radio. Why is that? They do not want to be exposed for who they really are (Luke 12:2) nor do they desire to subject themselves to that which is foreign to their Communistic, totalitarian agenda, namely, the Constitution and its enumerated laws.

The Constitution is as foreign to these Redcoats and Torys (Luke 22:48) that have sold the American people out to a power as foreign to them as the tyrant across the pond named King George was to our Forefathers and the 13 colonies while establishing our move to establish Independence.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

California DMV Wrongly Registered 1,500 People, Including Non-Citizens, To Vote in 2018

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) revealed Monday evening that it had registered 1,500 non-eligible people, including non-U.S. citizens, to vote between April and September, despite assuring the public for years it had safeguards to prevent that from happening.

The error is the latest scandal for the DMV, which had to admit a month ago that it made 23,000 over voter registration errors.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘Catching Some Hell’: Hurricane Michael Slams Into Florida

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Powerful Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive march inland across the Southeast. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years and at least one death was reported during its passage.

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

Democrats Consider Becoming ‘More Ruthless’ After Losing Brett Kavanaugh Battle

After losing the war to defeat Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats are thinking about becoming even “more ruthless,” reports the far-left Politico.

After launching at least a half-dozen debunked and outright phony allegations of criminal sexual deviancy against Kavanaugh, after accusing him of running a gang rape ring where women were drugged as a means to incapacitate them, after legitimizing the harassment of President Trump and Kavanaugh supporters up to and including chasing them out of public spaces, Democrats are thinking about becoming “more ruthless”?

Other than violence, what is left?

In all seriousness, how can Democrats become “more ruthless” than they have already been without resorting to violence?

The Politico piece is utterly deranged in its fact-free premise, including anti-science nonsense such as, “Democrats keep playing by a set of rules.”

What?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Donald Trump in Iowa: The Democrats Have ‘Gone Wacko’

President Donald Trump expressed alarm by the growing extremism in the Democrat party, urging his supporters to vote Republican in the upcoming Congressional midterm elections.

“The Democrats have become too extreme and they’ve become, frankly, too dangerous to govern,” he said to supporters at a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa. “They’ve gone wacko.”

Trump mocked the party as “The Dims,” noting that it was a frequent term used by Fox Business host Lou Dobbs and other hosts on Fox News.

“They’ve gone so far left that they consider Pocahontas to be a rational person,” Trump said, referring to Elizabeth Warren.

He joked that he hoped that Warren would run for president so that Americans could finally see whether or not her claim of American Indian heritage was real.

The president added that if Democrats won the midterm elections, they would try to reverse his positive economic gains for the United States.

“Democrats want to raise your taxes, impose socialism, dismantle law enforcement, eliminate ICE, and get rid of American borders,” Trump said.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Eight Significant Ties Between Dina Powell and the Clintons

President Donald Trump confirmed on Tuesday that he is eying Goldman Sachs executive Dina Habib Powell, his former deputy national security advisor, as a contender to replace Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Haley announced her resignation on Tuesday, saying she will officially leave her post at the end of the year. Trump said that he would name Haley’s successor within two to three weeks.

In one of many reports spotlighting Powell, CNBC cited “three people with direct knowledge of the matter” saying senior White House officials already reached out to Powell about the possibility of replacing Haley.

[Comment: Another Goldman-Sachs operative… not a good idea.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Google Calls Search Engine Bias a ‘Conspiracy Theory’ — It’s Not

In an 85-page document recently leaked to Breitbart News, Google refers to President Trump’s claims that Google search results are biased as a “conspiracy theory,” however, there is a large amount of evidence to show that the search engine was biased towards Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election.

Breitbart News published an 85-page internal company briefing produced by Google that argues that for a number of reasons, including the election of President Trump, the “American tradition” of free speech on the internet is no longer a realistic goal. The document makes a number of claims which Breitbart News has been reporting on, but one specific slide from the briefing claims that President Trump’s assertion that Google favored positive search results of Hillary Clinton over negative ones during the 2016 election was a “conspiracy theory.”

The slide alleging that President Trump’s claim is a conspiracy can be seen below:

[See also:

  • ‘THE GOOD CENSOR’: Leaked Google Briefing Admits Abandonment of Free Speech for ‘Safety And Civility’
  • www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/10/09/the-good-censor-leaked-google-briefing-admits-abandonment-of-free-speech-for-safety-and-civility
  • THE GOOD CENSOR: Google Document Suggests Web Must Be Controlled Because ‘Users Are Behaving Badly’
  • www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/10/09/the-good-censor-google-document-suggests-web-must-be-controlled-because-users-are-behaving-badly
  • THE GOOD CENSOR: Google Briefing Accused Trump of Spreading ‘Conspiracy Theory’
  • www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/10/09/the-good-censor-google-trump-conspiracy
  • THE GOOD CENSOR: Google Document Admits Breitbart News Is Number One for Free Speech
  • www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/10/09/the-good-censor-google-document-admits-breitbart-news-is-number-one-for-free-speech
  • THE GOOD CENSOR: Google Admits Concerns About Political Neutrality Are Now ‘Mainstream’
  • www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/10/09/the-good-censor-google-admits-concerns-about-political-neutrality-are-now-mainstream
  • THE GOOD CENSOR — Google Growth Strategy: ‘Shift Towards Censorship’ to Appease Authoritarian Governments
  • www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/10/09/the-good-censor-google-growth-strategy-shift-towards-censorship-to-appease-authoritarian-governments
  • THE GOOD CENSOR: Leaked Briefing Says Google Must Move Away from ‘American Tradition’ of Free Speech to Expand Globally, Attract Advertiser $$$s
  • www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/10/09/the-good-censor-leaked-briefing-says-google-must-move-away-from-american-tradition-of-free-speech-to-expand-globally-attract-advertiser-s
  • THE GOOD CENSOR: Google Briefing Admits Censorship Makes It Akin to a ‘Publisher
  • www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/10/09/the-good-censor-publisher-section-230
  • The Good Censor — GOOGLE LEAK by on Scribd
  • www.scribd.com/document/390521673/The-Good-Censor-GOOGLE-LEAK#from_embed

]

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

GOP Needs Update to Dems’ UFC Cage Match Rules

It’s time to update the GOP’s Marquess of Queensbury Rules.

If you saw Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Brett Kavanaugh’s swearing-in ceremony, you know that we may need to fill her seat in about 4 1/2 minutes. Naturally, I hope she lives to be 300 — although parenthetically, it seems she already has.

The confirmation hearings for Kavanaugh made Robert Bork’s hearings look like a day at the beach. At least liberals only lied about Bork’s judicial philosophy. They didn’t accuse him of being Ted Bundy. The next nomination hearing will make Kavanaugh’s look like an ice cream social.

Just because it didn’t work this time doesn’t mean Republicans’ work is done. They have to make sure this never happens again.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

How to Fight the Left Effectively

Truth means nothing to leftists. The ends justify the means, and they will literally say or do anything to achieve their aims. They’ll use violence — Antifa, BLM, rioting, and attacking Trump supporters — and intimidation (doxxing public officials and confronting them in various public places) while calling conservatives fascists and blaming them for the unrest. They’ll rail against “racism” one moment and then excoriate a race (whites) the next. They’ll preach equality while practicing inequality and discrimination, as with quotas and affirmative action. They’ll claim to care about female victims (Kavanaugh-Ford affair) and then smear female victims (Rep. Keith Ellison case). They’ll say, “Do it for the children,” using kids as human props, while abetting the brutal killing of children in the womb. They’ll preach tolerance but then insist this means “safe spaces” excluding conservatives and whites and that opposing views must be squelched. They’ll say it’s un-American to question election outcomes — as H. Clinton did prior to Nov. 8, 2016 — but upon losing scream how an election was “stolen,” as leftists did after Nov. 8, 2016. Theirs is the ideology of Anything Goes.

In fact, leftists will swear that Truth (properly understood as objective) itself doesn’t even exist, that everything is shades of gray — but then turn about and sing blatant black-white tunes portraying their political opponents as evil. This is similar to Satan, who knows that God’s rules exist but doesn’t believe they should be considered “Truth.” Leftists will superciliously scoff at traditionalists’ moral positions and insist everything is relative. But they really want to play God and have everything be relative to themselves — like the Devil.

One difference between leftists and Satan is that the latter knows that God exists. That’s where the differences end.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Kanye’s Declaration of Independence

They can’t accuse Kanye of being a racist. So they accuse him of being a fool. But Kanye didn’t get to be arguably the most influential artist of his generation — as well as a music mogul in his own right — by being a fool.

A fool supports blindly; a fool never questions; a fool lets himself be taken for granted. Kanye — and a growing number of urban voters — is getting tired of that.

The Democratic Party has done exactly that for several generations — ride the dissipating fumes of ‘60s-era support for civil rights legislation, confident that rhetoric will always be enough to lock up urban voters. And it was.

Then along came Trump.

Instead of talking about helping black Americans, he actually did. The black unemployment rate has dropped to 6.3 percent, lower than it has been since the early ‘70s and lower than it was during the eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency. In less than two years, Trump has done more for inner-city folks in terms of actually improving their lives than Obama talked about doing over the course of eight.

The overall unemployment rate is under 4 percent for the first time in a generation. More people are working again — both black and white and everything in between.

Kanye — and other black Americans — have noticed this.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Marxist Astroturf: Left-Wing Leaders Caught on Tape Telling Bussed Activists From New York City to Keep Quiet…

“Yea, Venezuela! … Yeah, Democrat Socialism!”…

A bus-load of professional Marxists from New York City were transported up to New York’s 19th Congressional District to give support for left-wing loon candiate Antonio Delgado.

However, before arrival the female organizer told volunteers to keep quiet about being from NYC because the optics of having to bus-in Venezuela Democrats is not so good.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Michael Griffin, Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, On Secure Freedom Radio

Well, one of the things that I pointed out or that someone pointed out at the conference and that I picked up on and amplified upon was that the Chinese have developed and the Russians are developing a hypersonic maneuvering vehicle threat that is, at present I think it is being considered to be tactical rather than strategic in nature, meaning conventional rather than nuclear and confined to relatively limited theaters, but which is strategic in its implications. Because these systems overfly our air defense capability. They operate at many tens of kilometers in altitude. And they under fly our missile defense capabilities because they never really go much above a hundred kilometers of altitude. And when they do, it’s in the immediate post-boost phase when they’re over their own territory and our ground-based missile defenses don’t reach them. So they’ve crafted a system which flies in the niches in our defensive systems. And as they approach their targets, which may be forward operating bases or, you know, westward islands such as Guam and other places, or aircraft carriers, when they approach those targets, they’re capable of very high acceleration maneuvers. And the conventional interceptors with which we are equipped won’t be there.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

Permit-Holder Hero Who Saved Chicago Cop Remains Anonymous

The 42-year-old concealed-carry permit holder who saved Cicero (IL) police officer Luis Duarte on Sept. 13 remains anonymous and his request to remain so was honored by CBS Chicago—a refreshingly rare move—in its follow-up phone interview with the citizen hero. The incident began with what should have been a routine law enforcement traffic stop, but the driver fled and was finally boxed in by another police cruiser at the same intersection the permittee was waiting the traffic light to change.

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

Podesta Emails: Evidence Democrats Steal Elections

More evidence Donald Trump is right.

Democrats fix elections.

The evidence is contained in the Podesta emails released by WikiLeaks. John Podesta was Clinton’s campaign manager in 2008.

In an email message, Podesta mentions two “old friends of the Clintons,” James Lyons and Michael Driver. They were responsible for “caucus protection, election protection and to raise hard $” for the 2016 Colorado caucus.

Podesta said Lyons and Driver believe the Obama campaign had “flooded the caucuses with ineligible voters,” reports the Daily Caller, citing the Podesta emails.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Smart Aliens Might Live Within 33,000 Light-Years of Earth. A New Study Explains Why We Haven’t Found Them Yet.

The cosmos almost screams with the possibility of intelligent alien life.

Hundreds of billions of galaxies drift through the visible universe, each one harboring hundreds of billions of stars, and each of those stars in turn shelters roughly a handful of planets. Even if the trillion-or-so planets in every galaxy aren’t habitable, countless water-rich moons orbiting these lifeless worlds might be.

And yet, in spite of these numbers, humans have yet to identify any signals from intelligent aliens. The prescient question that the physicist Enrico Fermi posed in 1950 — “Where is everybody?” — remains unanswered.

However, a study in The Astronomical Journal, which we learned about from MIT Technology Review, suggests humanity has barely sampled the skies and thus has no grounds to be cynical.

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

Soros-Funded Moveon.org Threatens ‘Direct Action’ In D.C., Preps ‘Emergency Campaign’ To Stop Brett Kavanaugh

Activist Robert Reich, who served as Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Labor, sent out a blast email on behalf of MoveOn.org on Thursday asking for donations to fund “MoveOn’s emergency campaign to stop Brett Kavanaugh.”

In the email, MoveOn.org, which has been massively backed by billionaire George Soros, warned the group’s anti-Kavanaugh plot is set to include “direct actions in Washington, D.C., at Senate office buildings, including busing in constituents from key states.”

The radical organization also wrote in the email it was planning to:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Soros Groups Use Hurricane Michael to Push Florida ‘Voting Rights Crisis’ Scheme

MoveOn.org, which has been massively financed by billionaire George Soros, is peddling a petition sponsored by another Soros-backed group claiming that Florida voters “could be disenfranchised” if the state does not extend the deadline for new voters to register.

“We need to shine a nationwide spotlight on this voting rights crisis—because we can’t let any eligible voter lose their right to be heard in our democracy,” reads the petition, which echoes similar calls from Democratic candidates in Florida.

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

Where’s the Outrage Over Hillary’s Call for a ‘Civil’ War?

Media turns blind eye to belligerent comments

Hillary Clinton’s statement Tuesday that Democrats “cannot be civil” as long as Republicans hold the White House and Congress.

“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton told CNN. “That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”

There you have it — a declaration of war and a license for violence. Where is the media outrage?

Clinton knows we are already in the danger zone when it comes to the political temperature. Her comments, then, are as reckless as bringing a can of gasoline to a bonfire.

She’s stoking trouble to gain a foothold in the 2020 race — and damn the consequences.

Her claim that civility can return when Dems have power is an admission that the ends justify the means.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Wildfires: Separating Demagoguery From the Science

[…]

But by 1996 fire ecologist Thomas Swetnam echoed the growing consensus against fire suppression. He wrote, “The paradox of fire management in conifer forests is that, if in the short term we are effective at reducing fire occurrence below a certain level, then sooner or later catastrophically destructive wildfires will occur. Even the most efficient and technologically advanced firefighting efforts can only forestall this inevitable result. It is clear from many years of study and published works that the thinning action of pre-settlement surface fires maintained open stand conditions and thereby prevented the historically anomalous occurrence of catastrophic crown fires that we are experiencing in today’s Southwestern forests”

Around the 1970s, some government agencies began adopting “let it burn policies” if human habitat was not threatened. An increasing use of prescribed burns attempted to reduce abnormal fuel loads and restore the natural fire balance. But fire ecologists still “estimated that approximately 3 to 6 times more area must be burned to restore historical fire regimes.” The unnaturally low fire frequencies of the 1980s and 90s can be seen in Figure 5 from a 1999 research paper by Dr. Swetnam. Based on fire scars of old living trees from 64 southwest study sites, fires were 5 to 15 times more numerous and widespread between 1700 and 1880 than during the 1990s. When global warming demagogues argue climate change has now resulted in 5 times more fires than observed in the 1970s, they fail to inform the public this increase is largely due to a shift away from the previous complete fire suppression policy to selectively allowing fires to burn.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

Canada Legalizes Marijuana in 1 Week: 6 Things You Need to Know

The countdown is nearly over. Following months of debate in the Senate and the passage of the Cannabis Act on June 19, Canada is set to become the first industrialized country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana, and only the second overall behind Uruguay, exactly one week from today, on Oct. 17.

When legal, marijuana will be a big business. Although estimates vary wildly, as we’d expect to see with an industry that has very little legal precedence on an adult-use basis worldwide, Wall Street is looking for somewhere in the neighborhood of $5 billion in added annual sales. The “added” part comes from the fact that the legal pot industry in Canada is already selling medical cannabis domestically, as well as shipping it abroad.

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

Some of the Major Myths About Vegetation, Soil, And Climate

People like Vladimir Koppen (1846-1940) knew more about climate and climate mechanisms than any member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and most people purporting to study or know about climate today. He demonstrated his understanding in the creation of a climate classification system that is still the basis of all attempts to produce something better. His grasp of the interplay and interactions between, temperature, precipitation, soils, and vegetation are unequalled. …

The obsession with computer models and temperature have taken climatology into a blind alley where the chances of understanding are eliminated. Neither weather nor climate forecasting has improved, yet billions are wasted on them not to mention billions more every year on research to improve them. Just one example, Environment Canada spent $2 million on forecasting 3, 6, and 12-month forecasts of temperature and precipitation. It was abandoned after the best results were less than 50% accurate. To add insult to injury, these failed science and forecasts are the basis for wasting trillions more. Witness the failed forecasts for hurricane Florence as just one more recent example. I identified these problems in a 2014 article titled, “Government Weather and Climate Forecasts Are Failures.” …

These things are happening today across the spectrum of agrarian societies. The failure to replace minerals is an insidious problem driven by the cost of the chemicals and the fear of using them promoted by environmentalists. I tell farmers that to replace minerals you have sent to the city in your crops and livestock is simply recycling…

There is no place in the world where the adage that people can’t see the forest for the trees is more appropriate than in modern so-called climate science. We have not improved our knowledge or understanding since the work of people like Vladimir Koppen. The failure to improve weather or climate forecasting is proof that scientific understanding has not improved. Indeed, I would argue that we have regressed into the situation an English Geophysicist described when he wrote, “There are no students of earth, we all dig our specialized holes and sit in them.”

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

“In Facing Islamism, Our Elites Have Betrayed US”, Says French Top Journalist in Mindblowing Interview

Yves Mamou is a journalist who’s publishing a book titled “The Great Abandonment. French elites and Islamist”. He gave an interview to talk about it to Le Figaro.

Here’s are some translated parts of the interview.

“The constance in which the State Council (France’s highest administrative justice) helped in the building of an Islamic nation is staggering”

“I listed in my book all of the State Council’s decisions in favour of muslim immigration, in favour of the Islamic veil, in favour of the burkini, in favour of the burqa, in favour of polygamous families.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

5 Million Poor in Italy, of Which 1.6 Million Are Foreigners

There are five million people living in conditions of absolute poverty in Italy and 1.6 million of them are foreigners, ISTAT acting head Maurizio Franzini said Tuesday.

Franzini said this was the highest level of absolute poverty since 2005 both in terms of families (1.778 million, or 6.9% of total) and in terms of individuals, 8.4% of the whole population.

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

And the Nobel Prize in Economics Goes To… a Globalist and a Climate Change Supporter

American economists William Nordhaus and Paul Romer have been awarded the prestigious Swedish prize for their work on understanding how economies can grow sustainably.

Nordhaus, a professor at Yale University, is best known for his work on climate economics.

He developed an influential model that examines the consequences of climate policy interventions, including carbon taxes, on the global economy.

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

Bannon Lauds Orban as ‘Heroic, ‘ Says Euro Should be Abandoned

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon said that European states should abandon the euro over time and lauded nationalist leaders including Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban as “heroic.”

Bannon, one of the architects of Donald Trump’s presidential victory, said his support of “The Movement,” a Brussels-based organization promoting populist political groups, is aimed at turning the European Union back into a “collection of sovereign nations” rather than an economically and politically-integrated bloc.

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Billionaire Minecraft Creator Says the Left Has “Literally Been Taken Over by Evil”

“I know people don’t like it when I point this out”

Self-made billionaire and Minecraft creator Markus Persson says that the political left has “literally been taken over by evil.”

Persson, who is an award-winning video game programmer and designer, made the comments on Twitter during a discussion about how the left deploys ad hominem slurs and insults against its political adversaries.

Tweeting from his verified ‘@Notch’ account to 3.7 million followers, the 39-year-old Swede wrote, “I know people don’t like it when I point this out, but the left has been taken over by evil,” adding, “And I mean that literally.”

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Bono: Make EU More Romantic Through Music, Praises ‘Incredible’ Africa-Europe Partnership

The anti-Brexit frontman of Irish band U2, Bono, has said it is an artist’s duty to romanticise the European Union and that deepening ties between Africa and Europe would be “an incredible opportunity”.

The musician made the comments during a visit to the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on Wednesday to promote the idea of a partnership between Europe and Africa.

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British Children Are Being Programmed to Love Islam, Objective Analysis is Seen as ‘Racist’ — Anne Marie Waters

Anne Marie Waters, the leader and founder of the ‘For Britain party, says the country’s national curriculum has to change drastically.

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British Army Investigating Soldiers Who Posed for Photo With Tommy Robinson

A group of soldiers are under investigation by the British Army after posing for a photograph with citizen journalist and street organiser Tommy Robinson, with the force vowing to punish those involved.

Britain’s officer class received a stark and distinct reminder that the majority of the nation’s fighting strength is drawn from white, working-class communities Tuesday when a group of two dozen uniformed soldiers bumped into Tommy Robinson at a motorway service station (rest area).

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Europe ‘Cannot Become an Exclusive Club’: Polish President

Europe “cannot become an exclusive club,” while a community in the European Union can only be built “by loyal cooperation of states equal in their rights,” the Polish president has said.

Speaking at the University of Zurich in Switzerland on Tuesday evening, Andrzej Duda said that “respect for every country and equal rights of all states are the foundations of the uniting Europe.”

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Fresh Concessions: Appeaser Theresa to Lock UK in Customs Union, Follow EU Environment and Labour Laws

The Prime Minister is considering locking the UK in a customs union with the European Union after Brexit and keeping the nation tied to the bloc’s extensive environmental and labour laws, according to claims.

Theresa May plans to bind her cabinet at a meeting next Tuesday to the raft of new concessions, sources told The Times, and they could be included in the fresh Brexit blueprint to be produced before European leaders meet next week.

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German Politician Sides With Greece and Demands Billions be Repaid After Forced Ww II Loan

A Greece politician has demanded his country pay Greece billions in reparations for ‘loans’ extorted by the Nazis during World War 2.

Left-wing lawmaker Gregor Gysi said Berlin should take full responsibility for the actions of Hitler’s fascist regime and pay back at least £8.7billion (€10bn) to settle the outstanding debt.

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Germany: Berlin Scraps Police Height Rules to Broaden Recruit Pool

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin’s top security official says he’s decided to nix height requirements for police recruits in order to expand the pool of potential officers in the German capital.

State interior minister Andreas Geisel said Wednesday that even though the recruit pool was currently sufficient, he’d decided that the minimum height requirements of 160 cm (5 feet, 3 inches) for women and 165 cm (5 feet, 5 inches) for men were archaic.

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Germany Election: Death Knell for Angela Merkel Rings as Bavaria Heads for the Polls

The vote is being seen as a referendum on the Chancellor and her government with the Christian Social Union (CSU) — coalition partner and Bavarian sister party of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) — going under the spotlight.

The result could have a massive impact on the fractious coalition if the CSU loses its absolute majority amid Germany’s rise in populism and anti-government sentiment.

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Hungary Hits Back: Hillary Clinton is a Failed Politician Whose Losing Campaign Was Also Financed by George Soros

Government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs has hit back at Hillary Clinton’s criticism of British Prime Minister Theresa May over her Conservative Party’s rejection of the Sargentini report in the European Parliament last month.

“Hillary Clinton is a failed politician whose losing campaign was also financed by George Soros,” Kovacs said on Twitter, reacting to an article in British tabloid the Daily Mirror on Clinton’s criticism of May “for siding with far-right Hungarian leader Viktor Orban”.

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Islamic Circumcision Goes Wrong: 2-Month-Old Boy Loses His Penis After Being Badly Burned in Sweden

things, that she always wears a veil in public, but also that she believes she has both the right and the obligation to have Islamic circumcision performed on her newborn son, Ilyas.

Now Ilyas is in hospital with a badly burned penis, which most likely will have to be amputated.

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Italy: CDP Investments Up 13 Bn in 5 Yrs

With reforms

(ANSA) — Rome, October — Government bank Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) said it plans 22 billion euros of investments over the next five years thanks to companies in its group but, thanks to the structural reform plan the government intends to implement, it could reach 35 billion, or 13 billion more.

CDP CEO Fabrizio Palermo outlined the possibility at a summit between the government and State-controlled companies on Wednesday.

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Italy: ‘Ndrangheta Lombardy Capo Dei Capi Gets 16 Yrs

Rocco Barbaro convicted of mafia association

(ANSA) — Milan, October 10 — Rocco Barbaro, the capo dei capi of the Calabria-based ‘Ndrangeta mafia in Lombardy, got 16 years in jail for mafia association on Wednesday.

Barbaro, 53, nicknamed U Sparuto (The Disappeared) for his life on the run from a narcotrafficking charge, operated out of a bar he owned in Milan, not far from the famed Duomo.

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Italy: Messina Magistrate Gets 7 Yrs for Paedophilia

Filmed 2 16-year-old girls

(ANSA) — Palermo, October 10 — Messina magistrate Gaetano Maria Amato got seven years in jail Wednesday for producing and distributing kiddy porn and sexually abusing a minor.

Amato was found guilty of filming two 16-year-old girls with his cellphone and posting the video on the Web.

He was also found guilty of downloading child pornography.

Amato is under house arrest in a centre for sexual disorders.

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Juncker Claims it is the EU, Not Populist Govt Creating a Million Jobs for Italians

In the latest European Union attack on Italy’s populist government, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has claimed that his policies, rather than the current government, have put a million to work across Italy.

Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas commented on President Juncker’s tenure as head of the EU Commission saying, “During his tenure as president of the European Commission 12 million jobs have been created, of which almost one million [are] in Italy,” according to Il Giornale.

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More Than 300 People Convicted of Terrorist Offences in Belgium ‘In Recent Years’

According to Belgium’s federal prosecutor, the European nation has seen well over 300 convictions relating to terrorism offences, many with a radical Islamic background.

Federal prosecutor Frédéric van Leeuw said the country, which boasts a population of just over 11 million, has seen over 360 convictions as of September for terrorism from neo-Nazis to radical Islamists, Sveriges Radio reports.

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Poland’s Ruling Conservatives Maintain Lead: Poll

Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party would win 37.2 percent of the vote if elections were to be held this week, according to a new poll.

Support for the party slipped by 1.5 percentage points since a similar survey in August, pollster IBRiS found.

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Pope Francis Suggests Mary Did Not Intend to be ‘Ever Virgin’

ROME — The Blessed Virgin Mary was “normal, educated normally, open to marrying, to starting a family,” states Pope Francis in a new book-length interview that is sending shock-waves through the Catholic Church.

“From the moment she was born until the Annunciation, to the moment she encountered the angel of God, I imagine her as a normal girl, a girl of today,” the pope declared in his interview with Father Marco Pozza, chaplain of the prison of Padua. “I can’t say she a city-girl, because she is from a small town, but normal, educated normally, open to marrying, to starting a family.”

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Scotland Slammed as ‘Racist’ For Treating Gaelic Language as ‘More Scottish’ Than Urdu

Scotland has been accused of state-sponsored racism over language policies which treat Gaelic as ‘more Scottish’ than languages which are “spoken predominantly by brown Muslims”.

Holyrood’s promotion of Scotland as a “more tolerant, welcoming nation” than neighbouring England is false, according to academic Nighet Riaz, who claims that ring-fenced funding for Gaelic but not Urdu amounts to “anti-Muslim racism” by the far-left Scottish government.

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Sky News Refuses to Excuse for Damaging Fake News Interview With Tommy Robinson

When Tommy Robinson was released from his wrongful imprisonment on 1 August, Jason Farrell of Sky News was amongst the media scurrying around him to try to get Tommy to answer questions. Tommy notably responded with ‘I’ve got a lot to say… but nothing to you’.

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Steve Bannon’s European Movement

Is Europe’s new populist movement exclusively a rightwing phenomenon, or does it seek to unite anti-establishment forces of all stripes? This is the first question I ask Steve Bannon about his new project, The Movement, a foundation that hopes to unite populist forces across the continent. His answer is clear: “Absolutely, Italy is the best example of what we’d like to achieve.” The Movement wants to unify all anti-establishment factions and transcend the left-right dichotomy to fight the “party of Davos”—the financial, managerial, and cultural elite which has been running the Western world into the ground.

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Stop the Political Witch Hunt Against British Troops!

Tommy Robinson bumped into four motor coaches of young British soldiers — who all wanted to take a picture with him!

But after the Muslim Council of the UK complained, the British Army launched an investigation into these young soldiers, and even seized their cell phones, to search for “forbidden” political ideas!

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Sweden: ‘Anti-Semitic’ Motive Suspected in Arson Attack on Politician’s Home

A Jewish rights group has said that a fire affecting a politician’s house in southern Sweden was likely a deliberate “anti-Semitic attack” and followed threats and harassment of local public figures with a Jewish background.

Police were called to a fire at a private property in Lund, owned by a local politician, shortly after 2am on Tuesday morning. Police later said that several people in the same row of terraced homes had been evacuated but no one had been injured in the fire.

The Jewish Community of Malmö chairman Fredrik Sieradzki told The Local that the property owner had previously received anti-Semitic threats.

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UK: Army Launches Probe After Tommy Robinson Poses With Group of Young Men in Fatigues for Instagram Video

The Army is investigating after far-right activist Tommy Robinson posted a photograph of himself surrounded by soldiers.

The former English Defence League (EDL) leader, 35, shared a picture of himself posing with a group of grinning young men in camouflage fatigues.

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UK: DUP Will Block May’s Budget if ‘Red Lines’ Abandoned, Wants Brexit Delivered

The Northern Irish party propping up Theresa May’s minority government has threatened to vote down the budget if she breaches its “red lines” on the Irish border in the Brexit talks.

The right-wing, pro-Brexit Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is against any Brexit plan that will divide the province from the rest of the UK with a sea border or customs checks.

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UK: Islamic State Teen on Trial for Alleged Terror Knife Plot

An Islamic State supporter from southern England is on trial for allegedly plotting to emulate the Westminster terror attack and go on a murderous rampage with a hunting knife.

Haider Ahmed was just 17 years old when he pledged allegiance to the Islamist terror group and plotted the attack, it is claimed, appeared at Kingston Crown Court this week.

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China Legalizes Detention of “Religious Extremists” In “Re-Education Camps”

China’s restive far-western Xinjiang region has revised its legislation to allow local governments to “educate and transform” people influenced by extremism at “vocational training centres” — a term used by the government to describe a network of internment facilities known as “concentration re-education camps”, the SCMP reported.

“Governments above the county level can set up education and transformation organizations and supervising departments such as vocational training centers, to educate and transform people who have been influenced by extremism,” the revised legal clause says, which should provoke howls of fury from liberal western democracies at Beijing’s gross abuse of human rights, unless of course said crusaders for global justice are busy…

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China Exerting “Unprecedented Effort” To Influence American Opinions Amid “Pandemic” Of Cyber Threats: DHS Secretary

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Wednesday sought to further clarify the US position on Chinese influence operations, after President Trump implied that Beijing might try and interfere in upcoming elections.

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Report: Internal Meeting Transcript Contradicts Google’s China Claims

A leaked transcript of a private Google meeting shows that the company’s public statements about its censored Chinese search engine do not align with what executives say privately.

A recent report from The Intercept shows that Google executives and employees have very different ideas about Google’s Project Dragonfly — a Chinese government controlled and censored search engine — than they have publicly discussed. Last week, Vice President Mike Pence called on Google to “immediately end development of the Dragonfly app that will strengthen the Communist Party’s censorship and compromise the privacy of Chinese customers.” …

But privately, discussions surrounding Project Dragonfly have painted a different picture. According to one Google source, Gomes’s comments to the BBC about Project Dragonfly were “bullshit.” Sources told the Intercept that Gomes informed employees in July that the company planned to release the censored Chinese search engine as soon as possible and employees were to prepare the engine to be “brought off the shelf and quickly deployed” once they received approval from Beijing.

Gomes told employees that work on Project Dragonfly was “extremely important” and discussed the Chinese market stating “we are talking about the next billion users” for Google. Gomes also called China “the most interesting market in the world today,” and told staff that “By virtue of working on this, you will act as a window onto this world of innovation that we are otherwise blind to.”

Gomes’s full remarks to Google staff during the company’s 20th-anniversary event in San Francisco can be read at the Intercept.

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Suspect in Maduro Assassination Plot Dies in Mysterious Fall From Window

One of the suspects accused of trying to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro using drones armed with explosives died under mysterious circumstances Monday.

Venezuelan government officials say Fernando Alban, a 56-year-old city councilor in the capital of Caracas and Maduro critic, died by suicide after jumping out a tenth floor window of the Bolivarian Intelligence Service, the country’s top intelligence agency.

But Maduro critics have accused the regime of murdering Alban as part of a massive crackdown on opposition groups and human rights activists.

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Austria Has Concerns About U.N. Migration Pact, Might Back Out

VIENNA (Reuters) — Austria may follow the United States and Hungary in backing out of a United Nations agreement on migration, its government said on Wednesday, citing concern about its sovereignty and potential restrictions on its freedom to act.

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was approved in July by all 193 U.N. member nations except the United States, which backed out last year.

Hungary’s right-wing government led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, an immigration hard-liner, has said it will not sign the final document at a ceremony in December. Poland, which has also clashed with Brussels by resisting national quotas for asylum seekers, is considering taking the same step.

[Comment: If Hillary Clinton was President, the US would have signed off on the UN agreement on migration.]

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Germany: Police File Assault Charges Against Father Who Defended Daughter From Migrant Sex Attack

Police in the German city of Munich have filed charges against a 42-year-old man after he punched a migrant in the face who sexually assaulted his daughter.

The incident occurred at the Hackerbrücke train station and saw an intoxicated 28-year-old man from Eritrea reach under the skirt of a 21-year-old young woman and grab her buttocks. After becoming aware of the sex attack, the young woman’s father punched the Eritrean in the face, Merkur reports.

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Hey! Let’s Just Let ‘Em All in

In spite of President Trump’s crack down on illegal immigration, illegal aliens are pouring into our country in large numbers. For the months of March, April and May of 2018 over 50,000 illegal aliens have crossed our southern border each month, according to the U. S. Border Patrol. 50,000 illegal entries per month equals 600,000 illegal entries per year and you, a legal American, get to pay for each one of them, and pay through the nose.

Right after the U. S. Government’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) decided to end family separation at the southern border due to irrational Democratic pressure and U. S. District court decisions, the word traveled like a wildfire to Central and South America. On September 13, 2018, DHS reported a huge spike in the number of families crossing into the U. S. seeking asylum. Of course, we have to take them all in under U. S. law.

In 2012, Obama issued an executive order that shielded millions of illegal aliens from deportation, who came here illegally with their parents. (DACA) Once again, the word got out to Central and South America and a humanitarian crisis erupted at America’s southern border with tens of thousands of minors showing up at the border without parents or guardians. These children now live in America and legal Americans are paying for their care, to the tune of billions of dollars per year. Thousands of those un-accompanied minors were and are members of the brutal gang known as MS-13.

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Merkel Tells Citizens Europe ‘Built on Tolerance’, Warns Against ‘Hatred’ of Refugees

Stressing that Europe was “founded on tolerance”, Angela Merkel has warned members of the public in Trier against “hatred” and envy of refugees, local media reports.

At an ‘EU Citizens Dialogue’ in the city, where the bloc’s president Jean-Claude Juncker recently celebrated 200 years since the birth of Trier’s most famous son — revolutionary communist Karl Marx — the Chancellor said the union was “a project of peace and freedom”, according to a government press release.

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Morocco Navy Fires on Migrant Boat Crossing to Spain

The Moroccan navy opened fire on a boat transporting migrants from the North African country, wounding one of them, a military source said on Wednesday.

Despite warning shots, “the motorboat that was carrying 58 migrants hidden under tarpaulin made a hostile move which forced the coastguard to fire at the captain,” said the source in Rabat who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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Salvini Blocks Migrant Agreement That Could See Germany Send Tens of Thousands to Italy

Italian populist Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has blocked a migrant deal with Germany and France that could see tens of thousands of migrants sent to Italy as his party’s popularity soars across the country.

The populist League leader is said to have put the migrant deal on hold as some estimate that Italy may be forced to take as many as 40,000 migrants from Germany and a further 20,000 from France under the proposed agreement, Il Giornale reports.

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Swedish Media Try to Cover Up Gang Rape of Girl by ‘Muslim Migrants’ — Facebook Censored Posts as Well

The Swedish media thought they had successfully covered up the gang rape of a young Swedish girl inside a flat in Malmberget, situated in the municipality of Gällivare, according to news outlet Fjällsjö news.

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Syrian Refugee Who Sexually Assaulted 10 Women in Germany Acts Like a Baby When Brought to Justice

A Syrian refugee, who has been accused of sexually assaulting at least ten women in Germany, refused to go to court TAG24 reports. The man had to be dragged like a baby into the courtroom.

The 33-year-old Syrian Rami A. allegedly committed at least ten sex crimes In Dresden, which took place between 8 March and 3 June this year.

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BBC Debuts British-Iraqi, Gay, Non-Binary Muslim to Explain Quantum Physics & Gender Identity

‘I am very comforted by this as a queer person with no real fixed identity’

The BBC is again pushing the SJW LGBTQQICAPF2K agenda by enlisting the help of a queer Muslim trans person to discuss why quantum physics explains his/her/its gender identity.

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Gay Marriage Cake: UK Supreme Court Rules in Favour of Christian Bakers

The UK’s Supreme Court ruled in favour of Northern Irish Christian bakers who declined to bake and decorate a cake with a pro-gay marriage message, with owners heralding the decision as a victory for free speech.

Britain’s highest court ruled Wednesday morning that it was not discriminatory for Ashers Bakery, run by Daniel and Amy McArthur, to refuse to produce the cake with the slogan “Support Gay Marriage” because it was the message of the case that they objected to, not the sexual orientation of the customer, the BBC reports.

President of the Supreme Court Lady Hale said of the decision arrived at by the five justices that the McArthurs “would have refused to make such a cake for any customer, irrespective of their sexual orientation”.

“Their objection was to the message on the cake, not to the personal characteristics of [customer, Gareth] Lee.”

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Romanian Heterosexual Marriage Referendum Voided by Low Turnout

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian election officials say more than 90 percent of those who took part in a national referendum supported defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, but the vote was invalidated as too few people cast ballots.

The Central Electoral Commission said Monday near-final results showed 91.61 percent of voters approved a constitutional amendment to change the definition of marriage — it currently says it’s a union between “spouses.”

[Comment: Article dated October 8, 2018.]

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Tattoos Are for Stupid People

Tattoos are for people who don’t have personalities.

Tattoos are for basic bitches.

Tattoos are not cool anymore.

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The Supreme Court Circus

While I believe all Americans, especially Congress, should work hard to nominate justices who will vehemently deny the erroneous and deadly court opinion of Roe v Wade, this alone would not make abortion illegal.

It is generally taught and generally thought that this 1973 ruling made abortion legal in America. This is NOT TRUE. Let me repeat this. Abortion was not legalized by this or any other decision of the Supreme Court or of any court. Abortion was murder prior to the case of Roe v Wade, and abortion is murder still.

Here are two simple reasons why this is so. Reason #1: The Law of Nature and Nature’s God, which is operative in all the earth and during all times, specifically forbids the taking of innocent life. (Please see Exodus 20 and verse 13.)

Reason # 2: The Constitution doesn’t grant any court the authority to make law. So the Supreme Court has no authority to “legalize” anything. They can only render opinions that apply only to the parties before them.

It’s just that simple. The confusion has come because there are powerful forces that want you to believe that the courts have powers and authorities that they don’t have. And Roe v Wade is a striking example of this deception.

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IPCC Demands $240/Gal Gasoline Tax!

A United Nations special climate report suggests a tax on carbon dioxide emissions would need to be as high as $27,000 per ton at the end of the century to effectively limit global warming.

For Americans, that’s the same as a $240 per gallon tax on gasoline in the year 2100, should such a recommendation be adopted. In 2030, the report says a carbon tax would need to be as high as $5,500 — that’s equivalent to a $49 per gallon gas tax.

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12 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/10/2018

  1. https://www.kavkazr.com/a/29536075.html
    The authorities of Dagestan announced a competition for the greatest number of denunciations.
    (Head of Dagestan – Russian appointed by the Kremlin)

    The Ministry of Communications, Information and Mass Communications of Dagestan calls on residents to throw links to extremist materials on the Internet. For these purposes, created a special site.

    The site offers to fill out a questionnaire in which you need to specify your name and surname, e-mail, choose one of several types of prohibited content – “propaganda and public justification of terrorism”, “inciting ethnic, religious hatred” and “other types of prohibited content”. After that, you can leave a link to the publication.

    The applicant is promised complete anonymity. “Experts of the National Center for Information Counter-Terrorism and Extremism are analyzing the material sent for violation of the law,” the website explains.
    Winners who have sent the most number of links will be able to win smartphones. For the first place relies iPhone, for the second – Xaomi, for the third – Xaomi.

    https://gdb.rferl.org/6772DB5C-310E-4E6A-89E8-586734CC1780_cx0_cy11_cw0_w1023_r1_s.png
    the picture says:
    “Beat up infidels” – near the hand
    How to win? Found an online publication calling for religious intolerance?

  2. ** Trump confirmed on Tuesday that he is eying Goldman Sachs executive Dina Habib Powell **

    Demonstrating once again the complete and utter Trumpian stupidity on ALL matters having to do with personnel. He hasn’t a clue. Her Nikkiness had her own ideas about US foreign policy but went out with Trump still all smiles about her. Rosenstein conspired to trap him but there the swine still is. Jeffie won’t turn over unredacted documents to Congress or lift a finger to crucify Antifa but he’s still doing something at DOJ though no one quite knows what.

    God knows what Mueller is doing but it’s Mueller who’s deciding on that.

    Ok. His Court nominees were good ones.

  3. 50,000 illegals still crossing our border each month! Amazing!

    Trump should emulate Lincoln when McClellan sat on his hand in Virginia. He wrote the general and asked him if he wasn’t using the army could he borrow it. Except it’s Trump who is useless. If Nancy looks a little dyspeptical Trump trembles at what she might say.

    I swear. The treason class in this country refuse to understand three concepts:

    1. Treason.

    2. Subversion.

    3. Invasion.

    We are like all the other nations whose stirring military parades you can see on ScrewTube – stirring dmonstrations of martial skill and pomp but utterly useless when defense of the realm is required.

    Steven King could never devise a more dismal, horrific, nightmare scenario than today’s news feed. Decent society would turn away from him in disgust.

  4. Re: “Romanian Heterosexual Marriage Referendum Voided by Low Turnout”

    There is a good explanation for the low turnout:
    -A poll for the period 10-26.04.2018 showed 55% of those questioned participating and 22% probably participating to the referendum, 77% would have voted “Yes”.
    -A poll for the period 22-29.09.2018 showed 48% of those questioned participating and 17% probably participating to the referendum, 85% would have voted “Yes”.
    – A poll 20.09-1.10.2018 showed 34% of those questioned participating and 90% would have voted “Yes”.
    – The referendum results from 6-7.10.2018 where 21.1% participated and 91.65% voted “Yes”.

    There was a massive misinformation campaign, falsely claiming that the referendum was about other issues, like preventing corrupt politicians from going to jail. This misinformation campaign was successful, because the mainstream media did not care/ did not want to clarify this. The fact is that the vast majority of Romanians believe marriage should be recognized only for heterosexual couples, but also that they are easily misled. The LGBT lobby acquired a temporary victory, delaying the clarification of marriage in the constitution, which is the best they could have hoped for.

  5. “A “Scottish” Muslim named Nighet Riaz has accused Scotland of being racist. Mr. Riaz is upset because the Scottish government treats the Gaelic language as “more Scottish” than Urdu.”

    Before we laugh too hard, lets wait for the response (you know there’s going to be a response) from the kiddies at Glasgow University.

    • Nighet Riaz is not a Mr., but instead is a rather unattractive busybody Muslima doing her part at University of the West of Scotland to advance the Muslim civilization jihad. She claims to be one of those phony “Doctors” possessing a PhD in some worthless “study/discipline.”

  6. I applaud Mr Riaz. This puts the SNP on the spot. They have told Scots that anybody who “feels” Scottish can be Scottish. Right. Let’s see how Scots take the news that Urdu is more widely spoken in Scotland than Gaelic and so deserves equal status. That 2000 years of struggle for identity and independence count for nothing, since anybody from anywhere can be Scottish if they feel like it. That Pakistanis are as Scottish as MacDonalds. Let’s see the SNP forced to explain why the natives who built the country have no birthright there.

    • I feel very strongly that the Welsh language has not
      Been given its proper prominence in South Africa.

      Having written to the ANC President I am still
      Awaiting a reply.

      Funny but I was similarly ignored when I wrote to
      The president of Cuba to complain about the lack
      Of Icelandic Road signs and also Icelandic books
      In their primary school system.

      Is it just me or am I just barking up the wrong tree?

  7. In Russia, many media wrote about the Chinese legitimation of “re-education camps”. Articles are written with poorly concealed enthusiasm. There is no condemnation or mention of “human rights”. Even Kadyrov is silent. Only the Muslim media make a faint squeak.

    Separatist news is increasingly coming from Muslim regions.
    Tatars are increasingly making claims to Ivan the terrible.

    Life gets more interesting.

  8. Urdu is more widely spoken than Gaelic in Scotland and deserves equal status. I can’t imagine the Scots approve of this insult by a muslima Nighet Riaz, U of West Scotland.

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