Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/17/2018

The UK seems to be lurching towards a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May. Boris “BoJo” Johnson and David Davis, the two top leaders of the “Conservative” Party, have reportedly met to hash out who will become Prime Minister after Mrs. May is consigned to the dustbin of history.

In other news, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has appointed the Turkish-German Sinan Selen as Vice President of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution.

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Financial Crisis
» On Top: Best Economy in 19 Years, Highest Confidence in 14
» ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Against Macron Snarl Traffic Across France
 
USA
» As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom
» California Democrat Threatens “Nukes” If Americans Don’t Hand Over Their Guns
» CNN Wins for Now. But Do Reporters Have Right to be Rude, Disruptive?
» Even Acosta’s Reporter Peers Think He’s Gone Too Far
» Experts Warn Decreased Solar Activity Will Shatter All Global Climate Models
» Florida Dem Hatches Plot to Invade Red States to Turn Them Blue
» Museum Chief Terrorized by Armed BLM Bureaucrats in Federal Raid
» On This Day in 1933
» Trump Raises the Stakes With CNN
» Video: Rand Paul Warns of Censorship of Conservatives by Big Tech
» Watch: Tucker Carlson’s Epic Takedown of CNN; One of “Free Speech’s Greatest Enemies”
 
Europe and the EU
» 11-Year-Old Girl Gang Raped in Sweden — Perpetrators Walk Free and Laugh in Her Face
» Brexit Difficulty: Best Course is Not to Get Into Globalist Deals Such as European Union
» Brexiteer’s Letter to Theresa May
» DSA Marxists Rack Up Victories on Election Day
» Ex-Trump Strategist Bannon Says to Work With Hungary PM Orban: Media
» Famous Dutch Comedian Careful With Muslim Jokes: “I Don’t Want to Risk My Life”
» France: Elderly Man Attacked for Carrying Christmas Presents in Paris: “This is What We Do to Disbelievers”
» France: Macron Out of Control? One Million People Protest Against New Fuel Tax and Block Roads
» German State Sponsored Broadcaster NDR Makes Propaganda for Antifa
» Germany to Make Turkish Migrant Vice President of Intelligence Service
» Germany: Elderly Man Attacked by Masked Thugs for Being a Possible Right-Wing Party Member
» Italian Govt Source Claims Macron Behind EU Pressure to ‘Punish’ Italy
» Italy: Against Incinerators But Dialogue w/ League -Toninelli
» Italy: Berlusconi Indicted in Escorts Case
» Italy: ‘Coca Cola’, Web Tax in Budget
» Italy: Midwife Sacked for Refusing to be Vaccinated
» Italy: Coats Are Making a Comeback This Winter
» Kilogram Gets a New Definition
» Le Pen Wows Europe’s Rightist Hopefuls in Sofia
» May’s Brexit Deal Will ‘Block’ U.S.-UK Free Trade, Says Former Minister
» Netherlands: Impact Assessment Shows Privacy Risks Microsoft Office Proplus Enterprise
» Poland’s Ruling Conservatives Way Ahead of Opposition: Survey
» Sweden: Shooting in Central Stockholm — “Moroccan” Fired Into Crowd
» Sweden: What ‘Humanitarian Superpower’?
» The Truth About Brexit
» UK: Brexiteer Predicts No Confidence Could Start Monday, Says May’s Deal Will Force Britons Into ‘Serfdom’
» UK: London Knife Crime Epidemic: One Woman Struck With Machete, Another Stabbed to Death in Separate Incidents
» UK: Readers Revolt After Daily Mail Backs May’s Brexit Sell Out
» UK: Theresa May on the Brink: Senior Brexiteers Hold ‘Secret’ Talks on Replacement PM
» UK: Vicious Machete Attack in Multicultural Birmingham
 
South Asia
» New Species of Lichen Named After Dilmah Founder
» Sri Lanka Crisis: Supreme Court Suspends Dissolution of Parliament
 
Far East
» Many Chinese See Europe as Unsafe and in Chaos, As it’s ‘Being Ruined by the Refugee Crisis and Terror’
 
Australia — Pacific
» ‘Do You Want to Have Sex?’ Immigrant Uber Driver Set to be Deported After Sexually Assaulting a Teenager, 19, In the Back of His Car
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Widespread Plagiarism Detected in Many Medical Journals Based in Africa
 
Latin America
» Argentine Submarine: Government ‘Lacks Means’ To Raise Lost Vessel
 
Immigration
» Amnesty International Condemns Europe for the Management of Migratory Flows From Libya
» Former Far Left Journalists Admit Immigration is a ‘Failed Experiment’ All Over Europe
» Globalists’ Latest Push: Mass Deportation ‘Morally Unacceptable, ‘ Amnesty is Necessary
» Have European Leaders Lost the Will to Defend Western Civilization?
» Majority of Italians See Immigration Hardliner Salvini as the Most Powerful Voice in Government
» SJW Mob Targets Kansas College Student for Using Term “Illegal Aliens”…
» Syrian Migrant, 20, Is Arrested for ‘Raping Three-Year-Old Boy’ At Greek Refugee Camp
» When You Reward Something the More You Get of It!
 
General
» 5G Radiation Dangers — 11 Reasons to be Concerned
» On the Creation and Destruction of Constitutional Government
 

On Top: Best Economy in 19 Years, Highest Confidence in 14

A remarkably low 13 percent are calling President Trump’s economy a problem as confidence is hitting a 14-year high, and seven in 10 said 2018 is a good time to find a quality job.

The key points from Gallup’s just-published economic survey:

Economic Confidence Index at +31 in November, remaining at its highest since 2004.

55 percent rate current economic conditions positively.

Record-tying 68 percent say it is a good time to find a quality job.

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

‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Against Macron Snarl Traffic Across France

PARIS (AFP) — Thousands of drivers blocked roads across France on Saturday in a “yellow vest” movement against high fuel prices which has mushroomed into a widespread protest against stagnant spending power under President Emmanuel Macron.

Around 50,000 people were taking part in more than 1,000 protests at roundabouts and motorway exits, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said.

“It’s much bigger than we expected,” said Yves Garrec, a private taxi operator at a roundabout in Toulouse, describing a “good natured” atmosphere among the demonstrators.

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]
 

As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom

THE TRUMP JUSTICE DEPARTMENT inadvertently revealedin a court filing that it has charged Julian Assange in a sealed indictment. The disclosure occurred through a remarkably amateurish cutting-and-pasting error in which prosecutors unintentionally used secret language from Assange’s sealed charges in a document filed in an unrelated case. Although the document does not specify which charges have been filed against Assange, the Wall Street Journal reported that “they may involve the Espionage Act, which criminalizes the disclosure of national defense-related information.”

Over the last two years, journalists and others have melodramatically claimed that press freedoms were being assaulted by the Trump administration due to trivial acts such as the President spouting adolescent insults on Twitter at Chuck Todd and Wolf Blitzer or banning Jim Acosta from White House press conferences due to his refusal to stop preening for a few minutes so as to allow other journalists to ask questions. Meanwhile, actual and real threats to press freedoms that began with the Obama DOJ and have escalated with the Trump DOJ — such as aggressive attempts to unearth and prosecute sources — have gone largely ignored if not applauded.

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

California Democrat Threatens “Nukes” If Americans Don’t Hand Over Their Guns

Just days after taking back the House, a Democratic Congressmen has proposed outlawing “military-style semi-automatic assault weapons” and forcing existing owners to sell their weapons or face prosecution.

In a USA Today op-ed entitled “Ban assault weapons, buy them back, go after resisters,” Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., argued Thursday that prior proposals to ban assault weapons “would leave millions of assault weapons in our communities for decades to come.”

Swalwell proposes that the government should offer up to $1,000 for every weapon covered by a new ban, estimating that it would take $15 billion to buy back roughly 15 million weapons — and “criminally prosecute any who choose to defy [the buyback] by keeping their weapons.”

[Comment: Looking to incite a Civil War 2.0 in order to get martial law — with support from UN troop of course.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

CNN Wins for Now. But Do Reporters Have Right to be Rude, Disruptive?

CNN has prevailed, at least temporarily, in its lawsuit to reinstate the press pass of anti-Trump propagandist Jim Acosta (shown), whose open disdain and disrespect for the president, and refusal to follow a directive, finally got him kicked out of the White House few days ago.

Federal Judge Timothy J. Kelly, a Trump appointee, sided with the anti-Trump network in issuing a narrow ruling that the White House trespassed Acosta’s “due process” rights when it booted him out.

But the case might not be over. Kelly didn’t say the White House had violated the imperious reporter’s right under the First Amendment per se. And the White House can appeal his decision.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Even Acosta’s Reporter Peers Think He’s Gone Too Far

It’s not just President Donald Trump, White House press secretaries Sean Spicer and Sarah Huckabee Sanders who think Jim Acosta is out of control. Even some of his journalist colleagues think his antics are bad for journalism.

Some of his peers, including liberal ones, have been complaining about Acosta long before his November 7 press conference theatrics that got him suspended by the White House.

Way back in January of 2017, The Hill’s Joe Concha, appearing on FNC’s MediaBuzz, ripped into Acosta as “entitled” and “obnoxious” when he tussled with then-President-elect Trump. Concha accused the CNN White House correspondent of “grandstanding”: “I wonder why Jim Acosta felt that he was entitled — more privileged than the other 250 reporters that were in that room by repeatedly yelling no more than 14 times at a President-elect, demanding that he be afforded the right to ask a question. I found that to be grandstanding.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Experts Warn Decreased Solar Activity Will Shatter All Global Climate Models

Our sun has been behaving very strangely, and this unusual behavior is really starting to affect our weather patterns. There have been virtually no sunspots in 2018 as solar activity has dropped to alarmingly low levels. As a result, our atmosphere has been cooling and shrinking, and experts are warning that we are heading for a bitterly, bitterly cold winter. And even though the official start of winter is well over a month away, winter weather is already sweeping the nation. As you will see below, a giant winter storm is about to slam into the east coast, but what is happening in Texas is even more unnerving. On Wednesday morning, the temperature in San Antonio plummeted to just 23 degrees, and that absolutely shattered the old record…

“This shatters the old record low of 28 degrees set back in 1916,” the National Weather Service tweeted of Wednesday’s weather. Tuesday night just before midnight, the city hit 28 degrees, breaking the previous record of 29 set in 1907, records show.

Typically, November temperatures are significantly warmer. The average high for the month is about 71 degrees and the normal low is 51 degrees. San Antonio’s average low this year has been comparable to other years, but its average high, a cool 66.6 degrees, has been lower than normal.

Over in Houston, things were even stranger. When Houston residents woke up on Wednesday morning, they were stunned to see snow on the ground…

An incredible sight danced over the cities glistening skyscrapers of Houston this morning and likely caused many to rub their eyes and shake their heads. No, it wasn’t your lying eyes but rather the earliest snowfall ever observed in the city of Houston and surrounding areas.

It’s official, according to the National Weather Service, that Houston has recorded it’s earliest snowfall ever observed — and not just by a day or two but by 10 days! The previous earliest trace snow was November 23rd, 1979.

It isn’t supposed to snow in mid-November in Texas.

Louisiana got snow too. On Twitter, one resident of West Monroe posted a photo of snow blanketing his vehicle on Wednesday morning, and it quickly went viral.

Something very usual is happening, but the mainstream media doesn’t want to talk about it because it doesn’t fit the narratives that they are pushing.

And all over the eastern half of the country, approximately 80 million people are about to be slammed by a perfect example of our new climate reality…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Florida Dem Hatches Plot to Invade Red States to Turn Them Blue

“A migration of only 50k people would turn some red states blue”

Losing congressional candidate Pam Keith has a cunning plan for Democrats to win red states — by encouraging tens of thousands of leftists to move there in huge numbers.

“Hey Blue State Dems: Have you considered moving to a red state? A migration of only 50k people would turn some red states blue for the Senate & electoral college. Think about it. Wide open spaces, low cost of living & an outsized say in our politics. Indeed, 75k would flip FL,” tweeted Keith.

Keith appeared to be ignorant of the fact that if tens of thousands of Democrats left a blue state, that state might have a chance of turning red.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Museum Chief Terrorized by Armed BLM Bureaucrats in Federal Raid

In this interview with The New American, Custer Battlefield Museum Founding Director Chris Kortlander explains how heavily armed bureaucrats with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) terrorized him and his museum employees. The insane raid involved a shirt button that the BLM had sold him years earlier. Seriously. Nobody was ever indicted. Kortlander, a former Montana lawman, urges viewers to read his book Arrow to the Heart to understand how these problems with BLM and other bureaucracies are systemic. And he called on Congress to demilitarize the rogue bureaucracies before more people are hurt and killed.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

On This Day in 1933

The US began a retreat from reality

by Diana West

[…]

The crux of the U.S.—USSR agreement rested on a series of promises, accepted and signed by Litvinov, that listed very specifically what the Soviet Union would not do “in the United States, its territories or possessions”: Namely, it would not attempt to subvert or overthrow the U.S. system.

The declaration “scrupulously” stated the USSR would refrain and restrain all persons and all organizations, under its direct or indirect control, from taking any act, overt or covert, aimed at the overthrow or preparation for the overthrow of the United States.

It further specifically stipulated that the Soviet government wouldn’t form or support groups inside the United States—such as the Soviet-supported Communist Party USA, myriad “front groups,” the Soviet-directed underground espionage networks spies that Elizabeth Bentley and Whittaker Chambers later broke with, or the Communist Party USA—Comintern group on the West Coast that Roosevelt-aide Harry Hopkins found out J. Edgar Hoover was bugging (and knowingly told the Soviets).

The agreement, in other words, was a bunch of lies. …

The fact is, the implications of normalizing relations with the thoroughly abnormal USSR didn’t just reward and legitimize a regime of rampantly metastasizing criminality. Because the communist regime was so openly and ideologically dedicated to our destruction, the act of recognition defied reason and the demands of self-preservation.

Recognition and all that came with it, including alliance, would soon become the enemy of reason and self-preservation. In this way, as historian Dennis J. Dunn points out, we see a double standard in U.S. foreign policy evolve, and, I would add, in American thinking more generally. It was here that we abandoned the lodestars of good and evil, the clarity of black and white. Closing our eyes, we dove head first into a weltering morass of exquisitely enervating and agonizing grays.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Raises the Stakes With CNN

On Thursday, the Trump administration raised the stakes.

Justice Department lawyer James Burnham declared in court: “If the president wants to exclude all reporters from the White House grounds, he clearly has the authority to do that.”

After all, whose house is it if not the “President’s House,” the home of Donald Trump as long as he serves in the office to which he was elected by the American people?

The West Wing contains the Oval Office and the offices of senior staff. As for the West Wing briefing room, it was built by President Richard Nixon in 1969, when White House passes were regarded as privileges.

When did they become press rights or press entitlements?

Is Trump obligated to provide access to whomever CNN chooses to represent the network in the West Wing, even if the individual assigned routinely baits the press secretary and bashes the president?

Whence comes this obligation on the president?

White House aides can be fired, forced to surrender their passes and be escorted out of the building.

Whence comes the immunity of White House correspondents?

The First Amendment guarantees CNN reporters and anchors the right to say what they wish about Trump. It does not entitle Acosta to a front-row seat in the White House briefing room or the right to grill the president at East Room press conferences.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Video: Rand Paul Warns of Censorship of Conservatives by Big Tech

In an interview with CNN, of all places, Senator Rand Paul warned that there is a concerted effort by big tech, in particular Facebook, to censor conservative viewpoints, and it will lead to their downfall.

“I think if it gets so bad that they don’t allow conservative viewpoints on Facebook, I think you will get to a point where people will leave in droves,” Paul told CNN Thursday.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Watch: Tucker Carlson’s Epic Takedown of CNN; One of “Free Speech’s Greatest Enemies”

‘CNN almost single-handedly led the campaign to have Alex Jones banished’

Tucker Carlson delivered a stunning monologue Wednesday, slamming CNN for posing as a champion of free speech, after the network spent months trying to have competitors silenced and banned.

Carlson addressed CNN’s lawsuit against the Trump administration for revoking Jim Acosta’s White House access.

“In the past couple of days, you’ve heard a lot of pumping and puffing about free speech and freedom of the press, and how those freedoms are currently imperiled by the White House, and to be clear, we are for free speech. Unfettered, absolute free speech.” Carlson urged.

“And we cannot help but notice that some of free speech’s greatest enemies are now posing as its defenders, all of a sudden.” he added.

And that’s when the smackdown commenced, with Tucker providing examples of CNN’s total hypocrisy when it comes to free speech.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

11-Year-Old Girl Gang Raped in Sweden — Perpetrators Walk Free and Laugh in Her Face

Swedish independent journalist Joakim Lamotte has talked to a mother whose 11-year-old daughter was raped by two men.

The girl was forced to both anal and oral sex. The young men were arrested, but released shortly after. Several times the daughter has met the boys when she walks to school. They laughed in her face.

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

Brexit Difficulty: Best Course is Not to Get Into Globalist Deals Such as European Union

The continuing difficulty of, or obstinant defiance of, implementing the will of the British public, which voted in 2016 for “Brexit” (to leave the European Union), powerfully illustrates that the best course for the British, or any other nation, including the United States, is not to get into these globalist organizations and deals in the first place.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday that a draft to implement the Brexit referendum has been agreed to, but the opposition to the draft by both pro-EU and anti-EU factions within Britain threatens the draft’s ultimate acceptance and even the survival of May’s Conservative Party government.

May sounded almost like U.S. President Trump when she said the United Kingdom would “take back control of our borders, our laws and our money … while protecting jobs, security and the integrity of our United Kingdom.” She told members of the House of Commons that the draft deal “takes us significantly closer to delivering what the British people voted for in the referendum.”

But many Brexit supporters within May’s Conservative Party — even some members of her own Cabinet — are not so enthusiastic about May’s negotiated draft. They have expressed fear that the agreement will still leave the U.K. tied to the EU, and unable to have a free hand in creating its own trade policy, independent of the EU. Conservative MP Peter Bone was blunt, telling May that “if the media reports about the EU agreement are in any way accurate you will not be delivering the Brexit people voted for and today you will lose the support of many Conservative[s] [in Parliament] and millions of voters across the country.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Brexiteer’s Letter to Theresa May

Dear Madam

Over the past few months , there has been a great amount of coverage about your Chequers Plan and the future direction of Brexit.

I have been digesting the information and have come to the conclusion that the Government’s plan for Brexit is not really Brexit at all.

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

DSA Marxists Rack Up Victories on Election Day

By Trevor Loudon

[…]

If hundreds of Klansmen were running for office on the Republican Party ticket, the mainstream media would rightly go ballistic. Yet hundreds of Marxists can run for public office posing as Democrats—blatantly deceiving the voting public without a hint of scrutiny from the establishment media.

The DSA—along with their Communist Party USA and Freedom Road Socialist Organization comrades—are rapidly becoming the dominant force inside the Democratic Party. The DSA-founded Congressional Progressive Caucus will soon be over 90 members strong; that’s nearly half of the Democratic Congressional delegation.

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, armies of Marxists are marching through America’s institutions. Millions of Americans have sworn a sacred oath to defend the Constitution from “all enemies foreign and domestic.”

Now is the time to honor that oath. Time is running very short.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

Ex-Trump Strategist Bannon Says to Work With Hungary PM Orban: Media

BUDAPEST (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s former political strategist, Steve Bannon, plans to work with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in the run-up to European Parliament elections next year, Bannon told private broadcaster RTL in an interview.

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

Famous Dutch Comedian Careful With Muslim Jokes: “I Don’t Want to Risk My Life”

A famous Dutch comedian, known for his jokes about hot topics, has said he’s more careful with jokes about Muslims.

In an interview with Dutch magazine “Nieuwe Revu”, comedian Youp van ‘t Hek says:

“I still make jokes about Muslims, but there’s a limit. That’s not a matter of being a coward or not daring, as my work is very important, but for me it goes too far to risk my life for it.”

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

France: Elderly Man Attacked for Carrying Christmas Presents in Paris: “This is What We Do to Disbelievers”

A 60-year-old man has been beaten in Paris in what seems to be a religious hate crime, newspaper Le Parisien reports.

The man had gone shopping for Christmas and was carrying a present wrapped in Christmas gift paper.

As he left the metro Alesia (XIVth arrondissement) with arms loaded and was walking to the Avenue du Maine (XIVth arrondissement) he was ambushed.

A stranger approached him, jostled and slapped him, dropping his glasses on the floor. The attacker then fled and was heard saying: “This is what we do to the disbelievers”.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

France: Macron Out of Control? One Million People Protest Against New Fuel Tax and Block Roads

Today one million French working class people are blocking roads and are protesting against the increase of the price of Diesel, which is the most commonly used fuel in French cars, because of its cheap price, which is not so cheap anymore.

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

German State Sponsored Broadcaster NDR Makes Propaganda for Antifa

The state sponsored media outlet NDR is featuring a police show called Polizeiruf 110 “Police call 911”. In the show the lead actress, a female officer is shown in her office with many left-wing symbols.

The Antifa flag is clearly visible but that is not all. In the office a rainbow flag, an exit from nuclear energy, FCK NZS and FCK AfD (short for F*ck Nazis and F*ck AfD) stickers can be seen.

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

Germany to Make Turkish Migrant Vice President of Intelligence Service

Sinan Selen, a lawyer born in Istanbul, is to become the next Vice President of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution.

He will be the first top official with a migrant background in the German intelligence services. It is not completely clear yet when Selen will assume his new position.

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

Germany: Elderly Man Attacked by Masked Thugs for Being a Possible Right-Wing Party Member

Eight to ten masked thugs have reportedly attacked a taxi with four passengers in front of a hotel in Magdeburg.

They were armed with baseball bats and allegedly asked a 62-year-old man if he was an Alternative for Germany (AfD) member. The 62-year-old man was threatened by the group after exiting the taxi.

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

Italian Govt Source Claims Macron Behind EU Pressure to ‘Punish’ Italy

An unnamed Italian government minister has claimed that French President Emmanuel Macron is the driving force behind pressure from the European Union against Italy, saying that the French leader is ultimately pushing for sanctions.

The minister, who chose to speak to the Italian media on condition of anonymity, said, “Macron is determined to punish Italy.”

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

Italy: Against Incinerators But Dialogue w/ League -Toninelli

Issue not in govt contact says transport minister

(ANSA) — Rome, November 16 — Transport and Infrastructure Minister Danilo Toninelli said Friday his anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) was against installing waste incinerators across Campania but the dialogue with government partner the League would continue.

The row about incinerators in Campania has pitted the two deputy premiers and party leaders against each other: the League’s Matteo Salvini and the M5S’s Luigi Di Maio.

“With the League we are talking, but we are against (incinerators)”, Toninelli said.

“The issue is not in the government contract to which we are bound and so we must find a synthesis”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Berlusconi Indicted in Escorts Case

Ex-premier allegedly bridged witness to give false testimony

(ANSA) — Bari, November 16 — A judge in the southern city of Bari on Friday sent ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi to trial for allegedly bribing a witness to give false evidence about alleged sex parties. The case regards the alleged prostitution of escorts that Italian entrepreneur Gianpaolo Tarantini brought to Silvio Berlusconi’s homes between 2008 and 2009. Prosecutors say Berlusconi gave Tarantini work and money so that he would lie to investigators probing the escorts case.

Berlusconi’s defence team said it was confident of a swift acquittal.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: ‘Coca Cola’, Web Tax in Budget

Boeri says fund lacking for ‘level 100’ pension reform

(ANSA) — Rome, November 15 — A Coca Cola tax and a Web tax are featured in the 2019 budget, government sources said on Thursday.

The tax on fizzy drinks is meant to fund a revision of business tax IRAP, they said.

The Web tax is still in the package as the League on Thursday withdrew an amendment against it.

The package also contains measures to extend to all elementary schools full time schedules.

It also contains a ‘level 100’ pension reform meaning people can retire earlier if their ages and years of contributions add up to 100.

Tito Boeri, the head of pensions agency INPS, on Thursday said “the additional funds for level 2100 are missing”.

Boeri has been among those heavily critical of the budget, which risks sparking an infringement procedure from the European Commission.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Midwife Sacked for Refusing to be Vaccinated

Criminal conduct by health professional says expert

(ANSA) — Macerata, November 15 — A midwife working at a hospital in the central city of Macerata has been sacked after repeatedly refusing to be vaccinated, the local health authority said on Thursday, confirming a report in the Corriere Adriatico newspaper. “I’m sorry it ended this way… but this case had been dragging on for months” said health authority chief Alessandro Maccioni.

The midwife is reportedly seeking legal advice.

Dr Roberto Burioni, a top vaccinations expert, backed the health authority’s stance.

“In my opinion, a health professional who refuses vaccinations is not just an inexcusable ignoramus, but they are also something that is close to criminal,” Burioni said. “The presence of an unvaccinated person in a ward where pregnant women are cared for and give birth is like lighting a match in a petrol depot”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Coats Are Making a Comeback This Winter

From Max Mara to Gucci, shapes and fabrics make the difference

(ANSA) — Rome, November 12 — A winter staple is back on trend this winter after years of oblivion dominated by puffer jackets — the coat.

Coats are making a comeback in women’s wear via attention-grabbing shapes and fabrics.

Designer Vittorio Camaiani has opted for a classic grey cashmere overcoat enriched with green silk appliques and a voluminous black-and-white coat styled over a slim jacket made from deluxe Bottoli wool.

Fashion house Luisa Spagnoli is offering a wide range of styles — from a double-breasted, military coat, to a black number with velvet details.

Indeed velvet is a staple of the fall-winter collection of the Perugia-based label.

Other designs at Luisa Spagnoli include a classic double-breasted camel coat with 1970s-style lapels, a short leopard-print coat and an A-line model in bright red.

Coats come with extra personality at Michael Kors, with red-and-black checks, styled over a long dress with a red flower pattern over black and animal-print boots in a bold pattern mix that is very on trend this season.

Max Mara, which has made coats one of the trademarks of the fashion house, has redesigned its iconic teddy coats in deluxe wools, which are as warm as furs, including a version in an irresistible bright pink.

Cashmere in a peach hue reigns at Falconeri, where coats have fur wrists.

At Emporio Armani, coats make a feminine statement with models including a silk satin coat with a bow at the waist and a turquoise number.

Pink checks, lace collars, suede and a cloak silhouette are the ingredients used by Alessandro Michele at Gucci to give this winter classic a romantic, quirky and rebellious streak.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Kilogram Gets a New Definition

Scientists have changed the way the kilogram is defined.

Currently, it is defined by the weight of a platinum-based ingot called “Le Grand K” which is locked away in a safe in Paris.

On Friday, researchers meeting in Versailles voted to get rid of it in favour of defining a kilogram in terms of an electric current.

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

Le Pen Wows Europe’s Rightist Hopefuls in Sofia

“We are at a historic threshold, a time when one cycle — that of wild globalization — is coming to an end.” This was one of the main messages of Marine Le Pen, leader of the French National Rally, once the National Front, who visited Bulgaria on Friday as part of a 20-member delegation of right-wing politicians from the Movement for a Europe of Nations and Freedom, MENF.

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May’s Brexit Deal Will ‘Block’ U.S.-UK Free Trade, Says Former Minister

Former Brexit secretary David Davis has warned that Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed agreement with the European Union will “block every avenue of negotiation with America.”

“I have spent the last few days in Washington talking to U.S. Government Trade and Treasury officials encouraging a free trade deal with the UK. Excellent response. They have already started on the procedures to allow negotiations to start immediately once we leave the EU in March,” Mr Davis said.

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Netherlands: Impact Assessment Shows Privacy Risks Microsoft Office Proplus Enterprise

On behalf of the Ministry of Security and Justice, Privacy Company carried out a DPIA on DPIA on Microsoft Office ProPlus (Office 2016 MSI and Office 365 CTR). At the request of the Ministry, we publish this blog about the findings. For questions about the research you can contact SLM Rijk (Strategic Vendor Management Microsoft Rijk), accessible via the Press Office from the Ministry of Justice, 070 370 73 45.

The SLM Rijk conducts negotiations with Microsoft for approximately 300.000 digital work stations of the national government. The Enterprise version of the Office software is deployed by different governmental organisations, such as ministries, the judiciary, the police and the taxing authority.

The results of this Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) are alarming. Microsoft collects and stores personal data about the behaviour of individual employees on a large scale, without any public documentation. The DPIA report (in English) as published by the Ministry is available here.

[Comment: Time to dust off that old CDROM of Lotus Smartsuite.]

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Poland’s Ruling Conservatives Way Ahead of Opposition: Survey

Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party and its allies are backed by 42 percent of voters, double the support for the country’s largest opposition party, according to a new poll.

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Sweden: Shooting in Central Stockholm — “Moroccan” Fired Into Crowd

A shooting took place in central Stockholm on Friday. A man described as “Moroccan” fired a gun at a “man of Afghan origin”, according to witnesses.

Several people in the morning rush at Fridhemsplan called the police after witnessing a brawl escalating into a shooting between three people.

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Sweden: What ‘Humanitarian Superpower’?

In October, Sweden, which apparently likes to see itself as a “humanitarian superpower,” decided to expel and deport a 6-year old boy to the Ukraine. The boy had been technically orphaned when his mother died and his father, who lives in the Ukraine, formally renounced custody of his child in a Ukrainian court. The boy, Denis, has no other relatives in the Ukraine and would therefore have to go straight to an orphanage.

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The Truth About Brexit

It was designed to fail from the outset.

We’ve all been betrayed by a globalist cabal that planned to cancel Brexit from the very start.

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UK: Brexiteer Predicts No Confidence Could Start Monday, Says May’s Deal Will Force Britons Into ‘Serfdom’

Nadine Dorries predicts that the process for a no-confidence vote in Theresa May could start Monday, warning the current Brexit deal would force Britons into “serfdom.”

“I think we’ll probably see things moving on Monday.” the Tory Brexiteer told Sky News on Saturday, estimating that if the chairman of the 1922 Committee Sir Graham Brady had received the 48 letters of no confidence from MPs needed to trigger a vote, he may “contact people who have submitted their letters to see if they still want to leave their letters submitted.”

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UK: London Knife Crime Epidemic: One Woman Struck With Machete, Another Stabbed to Death in Separate Incidents

A woman was struck over the head with a machete less than four hours after another woman was stabbed to death in south-east London as a violent crime wave in the capital continues.

A 55-year-old man was arrested Friday on suspicion of murder after a 75-year-old woman was stabbed to death in Peckham in the borough of Southwark.

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UK: Readers Revolt After Daily Mail Backs May’s Brexit Sell Out

Daily Mail readers have vowed to boycott the former pro-Brexit paper after its new Remainer editor ‘lost the plot’ and backed Theresa May’s Sellout Brexit Deal.

Yesterday, the Mail published a front page and editorial accusing Tory Brexiteers of ‘losing the plot’ by launching a bid to oust the weak and unstable Prime Minister.

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UK: Theresa May on the Brink: Senior Brexiteers Hold ‘Secret’ Talks on Replacement PM

SENIOR Brexiteers are in talks to decide who should replace Theresa May with a confidence vote expected this week.

Sources have told the Sunday Express that Boris Johnson and David Davis, who both quit the Cabinet in July over Mrs May’s Chequers plan, have held a mini-summit to try to agree which one should be the “Brexit candidate” in a leadership contest. The revelation came as two polls reveal the Tories are haemorrhaging support in the wake of criticism of the Prime Minister’s proposed deal with the EU. But allies of Mrs May have warned that if her deal is rejected, the Government will amend it to keep Britain under Brussels rule in the customs union — ending the chance for free trade deals with the rest of the world.

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UK: Vicious Machete Attack in Multicultural Birmingham

In Birmingham, England, a startling and graphic machete attack was captured on film as a horrified resident recorded the footage from the window of a nearby home.

A large gang of men can be seen chasing after their victim, knocking him to the ground and brutally attacking him with kicks and stomps.

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New Species of Lichen Named After Dilmah Founder

A lichen species new to science was recently discovered in Sri Lanka and named Polymeridium fernandoi after the Founder of Dilmah Tea, Merrill J. Fernando.

The discovery was made by Dr. Gothami Weerakoon (Senior Curator of Lichens and Slime Moulds at The Natural History Museum, London) and her research team in the Sinharaja Rainforest whilst conducting research under Dilmah Conservation’s ‘Novel Species Paving the Way for Biodiversity Conservation’ program in association with the National Geographic Society.

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Sri Lanka Crisis: Supreme Court Suspends Dissolution of Parliament

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court has suspended the president’s move to dissolve parliament, as a political crisis in the island nation deepens.

President Maithripala Sirisena shocked the nation by sacking parliament and calling snap elections on Friday.

The dramatic decision came two weeks after Mr Sirisena fired his prime minister and replaced him with the country’s former leader.

But his actions have been called unconstitutional.

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Many Chinese See Europe as Unsafe and in Chaos, As it’s ‘Being Ruined by the Refugee Crisis and Terror’

Europe is on its way to ruin itself, many Chinese people think. Most are grateful to live in safe China rather than in unsafe Europe.

This says Sinologist and expert of China’s largest social network Weibo, Manya Koetse, in an interview with a Swiss newspaper.

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‘Do You Want to Have Sex?’ Immigrant Uber Driver Set to be Deported After Sexually Assaulting a Teenager, 19, In the Back of His Car

An Uber driver who sexually assaulted a 19-year-old girl on the Gold Coast will be deported, a court heard on Saturday.

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Widespread Plagiarism Detected in Many Medical Journals Based in Africa

African medical journals have a plagiarism problem. A study that looked at nearly 500 papers in 100 Africa-based journals found that 63% contained some form of plagiarism.

The study, published in BMJ Open on 8 November by researchers based in South Africa, Croatia and the United Kingdom, sampled the papers from African Journals Online (AJOL), a database that aims to boost the visibility of journals from the continent.

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Argentine Submarine: Government ‘Lacks Means’ To Raise Lost Vessel

Argentina’s defence minister has said it “does not have the means” to raise a missing submarine which disappeared with 44 crew on board, after its wreck was found beneath the Atlantic.

The ARA San Juan went missing 430km (270 miles) off the Argentine coast on 15 November 2017, and was located a year and a day later.

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Amnesty International Condemns Europe for the Management of Migratory Flows From Libya

Amnesty International criticized, in a statement last Monday, the “deplorable” and “ruthless” policies of the European Union regarding the response to the migration crisis in the Mediterranean.

“Because of the ruthless policies of EU states to prevent the arrival of thousands of men, women and children on European shores, they are trapped in Libya, exposed to terrible violations. To this is sadly added the deplorable inadequacy of the assistance provided by these States to allow refugees to protect themselves through regular channels “.

Amnesty reiterated that “migrants and refugees detained in Libyan detention centers are regularly subjected to torture, extortion and rape”…

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Former Far Left Journalists Admit Immigration is a ‘Failed Experiment’ All Over Europe

Two Danish journalists with far left roots, have heavily criticised immigration into Denmark. They say the same negative effects can be seen in a lot of other European countries as well.

Mikkel Andersson and Niels Jespersen, two journalists and authors of “The Experiment That Failed”, claim that immigration has made Denmark poorer, less secure and more polarised.

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Globalists’ Latest Push: Mass Deportation ‘Morally Unacceptable, ‘ Amnesty is Necessary

The latest push by the globalist apparatus includes amnesty for all 12 to 22 million illegal aliens living across the United States and allowing India and China to monopolize the U.S. legal immigration system.

The Brookings Institute’s William Galston — who has called populism the enemy of democracy — and neoconservative pundit Bill Kristol have released a joint policy brief for their The New Center think tank which advocates giving amnesty to illegal aliens and ending the country-caps in the U.S. legal immigration system. the policy brief states:

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Have European Leaders Lost the Will to Defend Western Civilization?

The Western world would have succumbed over 1,000 years ago had its leaders and citizens not made a brave stand in the face of foreign invasion.

Today, no less dangerous invaders than those from the past have succeeded where their forebears could not, and without the force of arms.

The history of Western civilization has been interspersed with episodes of military conflict on such a monumental scale that any defeat would have reversed the course of history forever.

[Comment: No, no the will. They are traitors to their feloow citizens because they serve their globalist masters who seek to decontrusct the nation state prior to establishing a tyrannical regions, then world government.]

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Majority of Italians See Immigration Hardliner Salvini as the Most Powerful Voice in Government

Well, we agree, but an EMG polling agency survey now shows that 60 per cent of Italy’s voters believe League leader Matteo Salvini to be the most powerful member of the government.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte received 14 per cent in the survey. Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio received 13 per cent.

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SJW Mob Targets Kansas College Student for Using Term “Illegal Aliens”…

Interview with college girl targeted by SJW mob because she used the term “Illegal Aliens”…

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Syrian Migrant, 20, Is Arrested for ‘Raping Three-Year-Old Boy’ At Greek Refugee Camp

A 20-year-old Syrian man has been arrested over claims he raped a three-year-old boy in a refugee camp in Greece.

Alshahada Thamer, 20, was taken into custody after the boy’s mother, whose nationality is unknown, found him crying and bleeding in the camp.

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When You Reward Something the More You Get of It!

Common sense tells us that if we weren’t so generous to those people we call “illegal aliens” (according to liberals — they’re undocumented workers), the flow of these illegals into our country would drop to a trickle as there would be no incentive for them to not get the “goodies” that we now give them.

Why is that so difficult for liberals to understand? Is there a political motive that influences their thought processes? Could it be that they expect these “future citizens” to be reliable Democrat voters? Sounds about right, doesn’t it? But, when you ask a liberal, if someone, he/she doesn’t know, walks through his/her front door uninvited and demands that you take care of them, would you let them stay or would you summon the police to have them removed? The overwhelming answer of these liberals would be “NO” they can’t stay, so why are they against a tightening up the border (with a fence that President Trump wants put in place) in order to prevent letting people into our country that have not been invited? You could deduce that liberals have a “double-standard” and their resistance to tightening up the border is a valid case in point.

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5G Radiation Dangers — 11 Reasons to be Concerned

Millimeter waves (MMWs) do not travel well through buildings and they tend to be absorbed by rain and plants. This interferes with the signal. Added to this, high frequency waves like MMWs also have much shorter wavelengths that can’t travel far.

To counter this problem 5G will utilize smaller cell stations (and the technology of beamforming) that’ll scramble/unscramble and redirect packets of data on a no-interference path back to us. This could mean wireless antennas on every lamp post, utility pole, home and business throughout entire neighborhoods, towns and cities.

This short video gives a succinct explanation of what you can expect:

More recently the $25 million National Toxicology Program concluded that radio frequency radiation of the type currently used by cell phones can cause cancer.

But where does 5G fit into all this? Given that 5G is set to utilize frequencies above and below existing frequency bands 5G sits in the middle of all this. But the tendency (it varies from country to country) is for 5G to utilize the higher frequency bands. Which brings it’s own particular concerns. Here is my review of the studies done to date — 11 reasons to be concerned.

#2 — Effects on the Skin

The biggest concern is how these new wavelengths will affect the skin. The human body has between two million to four million sweat ducts. Dr. Ben-Ishai of Hebrew University, Israel explains that our sweat ducts act like “an array of helical antennas when exposed to these wavelengths,” meaning that we become more conductive. A recent New York study which experimented with 60GHz waves stated that “the analyses of penetration depth show that more than 90% of the transmitted power is absorbed in the epidermis and dermis layer.”

The effects of MMWs as studied by Dr. Yael Stein of Hebrew University is said to also cause humans physical pain as our nociceptors flare up in recognition of the wave as a damaging stimuli. So we’re looking at possibilities of many skin diseases and cancer as well as physical pain to our skin.

#3 — Effects on the Eyes

A 1994 study found that low level millimeter microwave radiation produced lens opacity in rats, which is linked to the production of cataracts.

An experiment conducted by the Medical Research Institute of Kanazawa Medical University found that 60GHz “millimeter-wave antennas can cause thermal injuries of varying types of levels. The thermal effects induced by millimeterwaves can apparently penetrate below the surface of the eye.”

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On the Creation and Destruction of Constitutional Government

Polybius was a Greek writer of history who served as a military adviser to the Roman General Scipio Africanus the Younger. However important his advice might have been to the destroyer of Carthage (in 146 B.C.), Polybius was even more important for America’s Founding Fathers and the U.S. Constitution. …

“For the mob,” wrote Polybius, “habituated to feed at the expense of others … produces a reign of mere violence.”

Polybius described this situation in terms familiar to students of the French or Bolshevik revolutions, depicting “tumultuous assemblies, massacres, banishments, redivisions of land; until, after losing all trace of civilization, it has once more found a master and a despot.” …

A significant section of American voters recognize that a bureaucratic and “intellectual” oligarchy, at the national level, governs against the people’s interests. This is especially obvious in the oligarchy’s desire to import alien nationals as future voters in order to undercut a likely constitutional check on their power. This situation would be akin to the Roman Senate importing barbarians into Rome for the purpose of neutralizing the people’s assemblies.

In addition, a system of welfare bribery—of bread and circuses—is administratively used to progressively impoverish and simultaneously placate the populous, drawing votes for the oligarchy from the poorest people. Thus, it behooves the oligarchy to expand the poorest class of citizens—to make the poor into loyal clients of the administrative welfare system. In this way, the socialist ideology of the bureaucratic state promises to become the ruling ideal of the masses.

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/17/2018

  1. Re 11-Year Old Girl Gang-Raped… The perpetrators laughed in the girl’s face; they also laughed in the face of her father, her mother, her extended family, her community, and the legal system itself.

    Their laughter said to all of Sweden, “We can rape whom we please and our acquittal only proves your rulers acknowledge this, and our supremacy, our proxy rule over all of you. You belong to us! Your bodies, your children and wives, your property, it all belongs to us by virtue of our being your conquerors. It’s time you wake up to this. Much of Europe is waking up to this new reality. We’re already your conquerors in principle, and we’ll soon back it up in fact as well. So don’t complain when we use our property, your daughter, as we see fit.”

    • Yeah. The bloody meal of Allah is only being prepared. Maybe it’s better for me not to publicly talk about the gruesome events that may lie ahead. Your enemy is my enemy and I hope you win and put an end to this work of Satan.

      • yes, but unfortunately, this can not be done by ” boots on the ground”, being too expensive.

        The most practical solution could cause enormous collateral, sort of ultimate solution as described in Nelson DeMille’s novel ‘Wild Fire’. A very good read. The prescient great Flaubert thought of transforming the Kaaba into powder, or in the case of Wild Fire, into glass. Get the picture?

  2. re: California demands guns be given up.

    I’m impressed with the Democrats’ strong stand.

    I look forward to the police marching through the gang held ghettos to confiscate the assault weapons.

    Although, now that I read the story again, I see that ‘between the lines’ it actually states that only white law abiding citizens will be targeted.

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