Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/22/2018

The British government has launched a massive publicity campaign designed to stop female genital mutilation in migrant communities. The initiative, entitled “Let’s Protect Our Girls”, has released posters in English and six other languages, including Welsh.

In other news, former FBI director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch have received subpoenas to testify before the House Judiciary Committee about their actions during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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

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Financial Crisis
» George Soros Sold Huge Amounts of Facebook and Netflix Just Before Tech Stocks Crashed
» Soros Dumps Facebook, Netflix Stocks Just Before They Dipped: Report
» U.S. Job Losses Accelerate: Here Are 10 Big Companies That Are Cutting Jobs or Laying Off Workers
 
USA
» ABC President Out of a Job as ‘The Conners’ Tanks Without Roseanne
» Anti-Trump Revolutionists: Democrat Party + Indivisible + Moveon + Antifa + Communist Party USA
» Caught on Video: Leftist Professor Calls for the Overthrow of Trump and the USA [Video]
» Coldest Thanksgiving in 150 Years as Northeast Hit by “Siberian” Temperatures
» Facebook Looks Like it’s Preparing for War With Trump After Hiring a Top Department of Justice Antitrust Lawyer
» Former FBI Director James Comey, Lynch Get Subpoenas From House Republicans
» Gavin McInnes Reacts to FBI Calling Proud Boys ‘Extremists’
» GOP Voters Fed Up With Late Vote Counts Flipping Races…
» Hasbro Trolls Millennials With Monopoly Version Replacing Real Estate With Vegan Bistros
» Journalist Laura Loomer Banned From Twitter for Criticizing Female Genital Mutilation
» Multiple Gunshots Fired at House With Kanye West Inside. Here’s What We Know
» Psychology’s Replication Crisis is Running Out of Excuses
» School Shooting Stopped, Exchange Student Who Made Threat to be Deported
 
Canada
» Justin Trudeau is Giving an Extra $595 Million to Canadian Media
» Trudeau Sets Up a $595 Million Slush Fund for Journalists — But Only the Ones He “Trusts.”
» Trudeau Quietly Approves $10.5 Billion Corporate Tax Cut to Compete With Trump
 
Europe and the EU
» Banned Islamist ‘Hate Preacher’ Still Broadcasts to Millions in UK
» Brexit: Draft Document on Future of UK-EU Relationship Agreed, Prime Minister to Address Parliament
» EU Rejects Italian Populist Budget, Opening Up Potential Sanctions Process
» France: Refugee Acquitted of Rape ‘As He Has Different Cultural Norms’ — His Female Victim Attempted Suicide
» Germany: Religion of Peace? Berlin’s Christmas Market Now Looks Like a Military Base
» German Mother Could Face Prosecution for Posting Picture of Daughter’s ‘Dark Skinned’ Sex Attacker on Facebook
» Hungarian Government Spokesman Slams EU’s Attack on Italy
» Italy: We’ll Ask for Long Timeframe in Infringement Enactment — Conte
» Italy: Facebook Agrees to Pay 100 MN to Tax Man
» Italy: Ousted Casamonica Members Try to Get Back Into Area
» Italy: We Aren’t Carpet Sellers Salvini Tells Moscovici
» Italy: EU Can’t Treat us Like This — Di Maio
» Italy’s Salvini Ridicules EU and is Ready to Go Head to Head Over Their 2019 Budget
» Large Increase in Finnish Women Converting to Islam — Wear Full Face Veil ‘To Escape Western Beauty Ideals’
» Latest: ‘Yellow Vest’ Road Blocks Continue in France as Shops and Businesses Suffer
» Massive ‘Anti-Macron’ Protests Now Even Spread to Belgium
» NHS England: Number of Children Hospitalised With Stab Wounds Almost Doubles in 4 Years
» Poles Urged to Vote in Next Year’s European Parliament Elections
» Spanish PM: I’ll Veto Brexit
» The WWI Conspiracy — Part Two: The American Front (Video)
» Tommy Robinson and UKIP Team Up for March Against Brexit Betrayal
» UK Govt Launches Multilingual ‘Outreach’ Poster Campaign to Stop FGM in Migrant Communities
» UK: Christmas Terror Alert: Multiple Bombs Found in North London
» UK: Report: Government, Police & Security Services Failed to Learn Lessons Before 2017 Attacks
 
North Africa
» No Italy-France Rivalry on Libya — French Envoy
 
Far East
» Dolce & Gabbana Taken Off Chinese E-Commerce Platforms — Report
» US Asks Allies to Avoid Equipment Made by China’s Huawei, Citing Espionage Risk
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australian-Born Terrorists Could be Stripped of Their Citizenship and Booted Out of the Country Under Radical New Changes After the Melbourne Attack
» Exclusive: ‘They Arrested Him to Win the Election’: Niqab-Clad Wife of an Accused Melbourne Islamic Terrorist Claims Her Husband’s Arrest Was Part of a ‘Political Conspiracy’ To Scare Voters Ahead of Saturday’s Poll
» Father of Two Muslims Accused of Plotting a Terrorist Massacre in Melbourne ‘Called for Sharia Law to be Imposed’
» ‘How Am I Going to Live Without My Husband?’: Wife of Accused Terrorist Speaks for the First Time and Claims He is Innocent of Plotting Massacre
» Muslim Swimming Pools and University ‘Safe Spaces’ All Banned: The Radical Changes That Could be Coming to Sydney Very Soon
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» 14 Arrested Over Kidnapping of Italian in Kenya — Report
 
Latin America
» Giving Thanks — a Collapse Update From Venezuela: Corruption, Hunger, & Crime
» GM Mosquito Release in Cayman Islands Ends Prematurely
» Jose Bautista’s Name Inspires New Beetle Species
» ‘Last Diplomat He Knew’: Ecuador Ousts London Envoy, Fuels Rumors of Assange’s Imminent Eviction
 
Immigration
» Austrian Chancellor Blames Muslim Migration for Rising Anti-Semitism in Europe
» Austrian Chancellor Kurz: Europe’s Attitude to Migration ‘Changed’ Since 2015
» Canada: How to Destroy a Hotel’s Reputation Virtually Overnight — Turn it Into ‘Housing’ For Thousands of Muslim Squatters Posing as Refugees
» Germany: CDU Hopeful Merz Decried as ‘Trump Light’ for Questioning Asylum Rights
» Germany: Mutiny in Merkel’s Party Against Planned Signing of UN Migration Pact
» Hillary Clinton Tells Europe to Reduce Migration ‘As it Has Done Its Part’
» Law Professor: UN Migrant Pact May be ‘Non-Binding’ But Will Create Legal ‘Framework’
» NGOs Return to Sea ‘To Defend Human Rights’
» Rejected Asylum-Seeker ‘Slit Throat’ of Elderly German Man Who Gave Him Job & Shelter at His Home
» Trump Doesn’t Need Congress to Achieve His Immigration Goals
» UN Pact Will Legalise Mass Migration and Criminalise Criticism of Migration, ENF Group Warns
 
Culture Wars
» 5 Colleges You’re Probably Thankful Your Kids Don’t Attend
» Alex Jones Special Report: Inside the Satanic Trans Cult Recruitment Program for Children
» Science Journal: Opposing Transgender Rights is ‘Worse’ Than Curbing Science
» ‘Simply Not Age Appropriate’: Parent Slams Elementary School’s Transgender Awareness Campaign
» UK: Mayor of Crime Ridden London Focuses on Gender Neutral Toilets Despite Study Showing it Puts Women at Risk
 
General
» UN Environment Chief Quits After He is Accused of ‘Obscene CO2 Hypocrisy’ For Spending £390,000 Flying Around the World in 22 Months While Lecturing on Climate Change
 

George Soros Sold Huge Amounts of Facebook and Netflix Just Before Tech Stocks Crashed

George Soros avoided a loss of more than 17 million dollars by dumping shares of Facebook, Netflix and Goldman Sachs just before the big crash started happening. In other words, he made out like a bandit by selling at the peak of the market. Is he smarter than all the rest of us, did he have some inside information, or was he simply lucky? In recent months, tech stocks have lost approximately a trillion dollars in value, and many investors have been absolutely devastated. But not George Soros. According to the most recent filing with the SEC, Soros Fund Management was able to dump shares in Facebook and Netflix just in time…

Perhaps we will never know what prompted those moves, but with George Soros these strange “coincidences” have happened again and again throughout his career.

Unfortunately, the top executives at the major tech companies were not as prescient, and so some of them have literally lost billions of dollars…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Soros Dumps Facebook, Netflix Stocks Just Before They Dipped: Report

Billionaire George Soros’ investment management firm has saved millions after completely selling off its shares of Facebook and slashing its stakes in Netflix and Goldman Sachs just before the stocks nosedived, a report said Wednesday.

Soros Management Fund saved $17.7 million in the fourth quarter by dumping the three stocks, Barron’s reported.

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

U.S. Job Losses Accelerate: Here Are 10 Big Companies That Are Cutting Jobs or Laying Off Workers

Job cuts and layoffs are coming fast and furious now as the U.S. economy really starts to slow down. We haven’t seen anything like this since 2008, when millions of Americans lost their jobs in just a matter of months. Things are certainly not that bad yet, but there has been a very noticeable shift over the last couple of months. Back during the summer, everyone was talking about how well the U.S. economy was doing, but now things have dramatically changed. At this point, economic activity has slowed down so much that even Jim Cramer of CNBC is admitting that the U.S. economy has “cooled”. If current trends continue, things will certainly get even worse, and the job losses in this article will be just the tip of the iceberg.

Hopefully things will get better and I will not have to do any more articles like this. Because the worst part of any economic downturn is that large numbers of people lose their jobs.

When you are just barely scraping by from month to month, a sudden job loss can be absolutely crushing. So please keep that in mind as you are looking at the following list. These are not just numbers — these are real people with real hopes and real dreams.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

ABC President Out of a Job as ‘The Conners’ Tanks Without Roseanne

Some may call it karma or even long-overdue justice. Regardless, the news may surprise and please fans and defenders of Roseanne Barr.

Channing Dungey, who was the first African-American woman to head the entertainment division of a major broadcast network, is now the former president of ABC Entertainment following the announcement of her resignation last week.

It was Dungey who decided to cancel “Roseanne” following the star’s controversial tweet in May about former Obama administration staffer Valerie Jarrett, who is also African American, that was labeled as racist.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Anti-Trump Revolutionists: Democrat Party + Indivisible + Moveon + Antifa + Communist Party USA

The anti-Trump “Resistance” is still exultant following their electoral victories on November 6. They have tasted blood and are eager for more in 2020. One of the most prominent groups taking a victory lap is Indivisible, the organization that, among its more notorious activities, orchestrated disruptions of congressional Republicans’ town hall meetings nationwide.

As we have recently reported (“‘Indivisible’ Anti-Trump Strategy: Obstruct. Disrupt. Sabotage. Delay. Defame. Accuse. Investigate. Agitate. Impeach.”), MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow promoted the organization’s newly released handbook, “Indivisible on Offense: New Congress, New Indivisible Strategy,” on her November 13 broadcast. In addition, she featured Indivisible co-founder Ezra Levin, whom she has promoted several times previously.

What Maddow failed to mention are the ties between Indivisible and the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). Ditto for the rest of her Fake News media comrades, who strain to find a no-name “right-wing extremist,” “fascist,” or “white nationalist” they can connect (no matter how ridiculously and tenuously) to President Trump or some other Republican/conservative, but blindly ignore numerous straightforward ties of hardcore communists to leading Democrats. Yes, we’re talking about that same criminal gang of hardline CPUSA Reds that slavishly toed the Kremlin line and was subsidized and controlled by Moscow throughout the Cold War. Yes, that same criminal CPUSA gang that gave us traitors such as Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White, and the Rosenbergs and their atom bomb spy ring. Yes, the same CPUSA that stalwartly supported and defended the mass-murdering regimes of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, et al.

[…]

In an exhortation to the party faithful on the CPUSA’s own website, Comrade Bachtell noted that “most [CPUSA] members are involved in their communities and in a range of labor, social justice, environmental and peace organizations.”

The CPUSA boss went on to detail some of the ways his Communist minions are working with — and inside — many of the agitating groups, including Indivisible. He stated:

Among the labor activists are trade union leaders and members of central labor councils, retiree organizations, Jobs with Justice and the Fight for 15.

Others are involved in feminist organizations including Planned Parenthood, defense of abortion clinics and the new #MeToo movement.

Many are involved in racial justice groups including Black Lives Matter and the NAACP, immigrant rights, LGTBQ organizations and disability rights groups.

Members were involved with Bernie Sanders campaign and are continuing their activism in Our Revolution, Swing Left, Indivisible, Working Families Party, statewide groups like the New Virginia Majority and local Democratic Party groups and 2018 electoral campaigns.

[Comment: And who is funding the CPUSA? Globalist billionaires.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Caught on Video: Leftist Professor Calls for the Overthrow of Trump and the USA [Video]

All colleges should have a plaque that reads “INDOCTRINATION IS NOT EDUCATION!”

The video below was filmed by a student at Diablo Valley College. Professor Albert Ponce is openly teaching that America should be destroyed and that communism is the way.

The leftist professor teaches his class that America and the Constitution must be smashed, without any regard for laws. He also praises Karl Marx. This is what they teach people in colleges and what most liberals believe. We either wake up or America dies! Those are our options.

“No voting’s going to help. No writing your congressperson. We need to smash white supremacy at every institutional level in this country, beginning at the local space, at the state, at the federal system, and build something new. And that’s frightening. Because we don’t know what is to come.”

Multiply this professor by thousands of professors indoctrinating our college kids and you’ll understand why kids come home for Thanksgiving spouting leftist terms.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Coldest Thanksgiving in 150 Years as Northeast Hit by “Siberian” Temperatures

Most of the Northeastern United States feels like Siberia right now due to a blast of Arctic air that is pushing temperatures 15 to 25 degrees colder below trend. As a result, people spending time outdoors during Thanksgiving Day into Black Friday may face some of the coldest conditions on record in the northeastern United States for late November

The cold weather will be supplied by a burst of arctic air that produced locally blinding snow squalls across parts of the interior Northeast on Wednesday. The squalls diminished to spotty flurries south and east of the Appalachians.

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

Facebook Looks Like it’s Preparing for War With Trump After Hiring a Top Department of Justice Antitrust Lawyer

Facebook has hired one of the top antitrust lawyers in Silicon Valley in a sign that the company could be preparing for war with Donald Trump’s administration.

Kate Patchen, the chief of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division in San Francisco, has joined Facebook as director and associate general counsel of litigation.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Former FBI Director James Comey, Lynch Get Subpoenas From House Republicans

Former FBI Director James Comey said he has received a subpoena from House Republicans, according to a Twitter post on Thursday.

House Republicans have been investigating FBI actions in the 2016 campaign, but that probe will end when Democrats take over the committee in January.

Bloomberg News reported last week that Comey would be receiving a subpoena alongside former Attorney General Loretta Lynch as part of continuing probes into their handling of investigations into Hillary Clinton and Russian election meddling, according to a top House Democrat.

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte issued the subpoenas Thursday.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Gavin McInnes Reacts to FBI Calling Proud Boys ‘Extremists’

This story is being widely spread by the media to include USA Today and the Washington Post. It all stems from an internal affairs type report by a sheriff’s office. Here is the actual report: https://propertyofthepeople.org/document-detail/?doc-id=5189588-Clark-County-Sheriff-s-Memo There is no attribution to the FBI. Also note that the executive summary draws a conclusion (extremism) that is not supported in the report itself. I cannot find any reference to the FBI naming the Proud Boys as extremists. In fact, I cannot find any case where the FBI announced that any particular group is an “extremist” group. ===========

All The FANG Stocks Are Now In A Bear Market And Facebook Investors Have Already Lost 39 Percent Of Their Paper Wealth

All The FANG Stocks Are Now In A Bear Market And Facebook Investors Have Already Lost 39 Percent Of Their Paper Wealth

These large stock market declines are starting to become a regular thing, and tech stocks are getting hit particularly hard. But we have been in a bull market for such a long time that many investors are having a difficult time comprehending what is happening. Many just keep believing that their beloved tech stocks will eventually bounce back because they just can’t accept the fact that the party is over. At this point, all of the “FANG stocks” have officially entered bear market territory. Facebook is down 39.5 percent from their 52 week high, Amazon is down 25.4 percent, Netflix is down 35.6 percent and Google is down 20.3 percent. And since many throw in Apple to make the acronym “FAANG”, we should also note that Apple’s stock price is now down more than 20 percent from the peak. The tech stock crash that so many have been waiting for has arrived, and many analysts believe that it is going to get a whole lot worse.

The combined market value of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google has fallen by 610 billion dollars so far.

Just think about that for a moment.

Most Americans don’t even realize that tech stocks have been crashing, and many of them simply assume that their investments are safe.

And at one time Facebook was considered to be a very safe investment, but now 39.5 percent of the value of Facebook has already been completely wiped out.

It looks like November will be Facebook’s third month in a row in the red, and that will be the longest monthly losing streak that it has ever had.

A lot of people are shocked that this is happening so rapidly. But really the only surprise is that it has taken this long for these massively overvalued stocks to crash and burn.

The truth is that these companies have been priced beyond perfection. So when even the smallest piece of bad news comes along, investors can start to panic.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

GOP Voters Fed Up With Late Vote Counts Flipping Races…

[…]TWO WEEKS After Election, DEMS Takes ANOTHER House Seat, This Time From Black, GOP Congresswoman

Democrats are on the cusp of flipping 40 seats in the House, solidifying what many prognosticators had long anticipated: a blue wave.

Does the GOP need to start looking more closely into the post-election results, or are Americans supposed to just sit back and accept the outcome of dozens of races that were flipped after the election in favor of the Democrats?

More than two weeks after Election Day, one unresolved race in California may yet be a pickup for the Democrats…

Many are calling the last minute vote tallies that are virtually all favoring the Democrat Party, a “dry run” for 2020, suggesting that they’re perfecting the art of stealing the vote days and weeks after the election date.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hasbro Trolls Millennials With Monopoly Version Replacing Real Estate With Vegan Bistros

Who would’ve guessed that creating a board game that mocks millennials for being triggered so easily would — wait for it — trigger millennials? That’s exactly what happened when Hasbro released its “Millennial Monopoly” game. The shot at the age 22 to 35-year-old demographic hilariously has removed the real estate from the game, stating on the front box ‘Forget real estate. You can’t afford it anyway’.

On the box, the Monopoly man is wearing earbuds, sunglasses and donning a participation medal, taking a direct stab at millennials who believe that “everybody is a winner”. He’s shown holding a coffee cup and standing out in front of a building that looks like a mock-up of a Whole Foods.

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

Journalist Laura Loomer Banned From Twitter for Criticizing Female Genital Mutilation

Loomer was addressing violence against women in the Muslim community

Freelance journalist Laura Loomer was banned from Twitter on Wednesday for criticizing a politician’s support of female genital mutilation.

Laura had posted the following tweet addressing Muslim Democrat Ilhan Omar’s record of arguing against a bill banning female genital mutilation.

Laura’s tweet stated: Isn’t it ironic how the twitter moment used to celebrate “women, LGBTQ, and minorities” is a picture of Ilhan Omar? Ilhan is pro-Sharia Ilhan is pro FGM. Under Sharia homosexuals are oppressed and killed. Women are abused and forced to wear the hijab. Ilhan is anti-Jewish.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Multiple Gunshots Fired at House With Kanye West Inside. Here’s What We Know

Multiple gunshots were fired at a house filming a music video for rappers Tekashi 6ix9ine, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj late Thursday night.

According to TMZ, the group had rented out an $80 million mansion in Beverly Hills to film a music video for a song on Tekashi’s new album. Gunfire rang out as West and others were inside.

TMZ reported the following details:

Cops say at 10:25 PM they got a “shots fired” call and raced to the home. Someone on set tells us there were approximately 8 shots fired. No one was hit. It appeared to be a drive-by.

At least one bullet went through a bedroom window.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Psychology’s Replication Crisis is Running Out of Excuses

Over the past few years, an international team of almost 200 psychologists has been trying to repeat a set of previously published experiments from its field, to see if it can get the same results. Despite its best efforts, the project, called Many Labs 2, has only succeeded in 14 out of 28 cases. Six years ago, that might have been shocking. Now it comes as expected (if still somewhat disturbing) news.

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

School Shooting Stopped, Exchange Student Who Made Threat to be Deported

An 18-year-old foreign exchange student who pleaded guilty to firearm and terroristic threat charges will be deported and permanently barred from entering the United States of America.

An-Tso Sun was arrested in March after threatening to attack Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School. On Monday a federal Judge sentenced him to deportation, also ruling his potentially lengthy prison sentence as time served, according to the Associated Press.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Justin Trudeau is Giving an Extra $595 Million to Canadian Media

Trudeau has announced he’s set up a $595,000,000 slush fund for Canada’s few remaining private sector journalists — but only if he can “trust” them.

I’m not making that up. Here’s how the Globe and Mail reported it:

“A key question that remains unanswered for now is which organizations will be eligible for the new measures and which ones will be excluded. The government said the package will aim to help “trusted” news organizations…”

Let me translate that into plain English. There’s an election next year. And if you are a journalist who wants in on Trudeau’s $595,000,000 slush fund, he has to know that he can trust you:…

           — Hat tip: MB [Return to headlines]
 

Trudeau Sets Up a $595 Million Slush Fund for Journalists — But Only the Ones He “Trusts.”

We knew it was coming. But no-one knew it would be this big.

Justin Trudeau has announced that he’s setting up a $595 million slush fund for journalists — but only ones that he “trusts”. That’s really the word: The government said the package will aim to help “trusted” news organizations.

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

Trudeau Quietly Approves $10.5 Billion Corporate Tax Cut to Compete With Trump

Maybe President Trump had a point when he blasted his Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau, for being “very dishonest and weak.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who earlier this year survived an embarrassing #MeToo scandal when a woman accused him of groping her at a party, is once again following President Trump’s lead by imposing business-friendly tax cuts meant to spur economic growth and investment instead of using it to cut Canada’s budget deficit. The tax cuts, according to Trudeau’s government, are intended to help drive business and economic growth over the long term (sound familiar?).

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

Banned Islamist ‘Hate Preacher’ Still Broadcasts to Millions in UK

An Indian “hate preacher” who has called on Muslims to be terrorists is broadcasting his “personal” TV channel to millions of UK homes, despite being banned from the country.

Zakir Naik’s Peace TV is available to Sky subscribers, despite having previously been found in breach of broadcasting rules and Mr Naik being barred from entering the UK back in 2010, a report by the Henry Jackson Society highlighted this week.

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

Brexit: Draft Document on Future of UK-EU Relationship Agreed, Prime Minister to Address Parliament

The European Council announced a draft political declaration setting out the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union had been agreed Thursday morning.

The paper is an agreement in principle and comes hours after the Prime Minister returned from Brussels, where she had flown to work on the Brexit deal Wednesday afternoon, and returned from apparently empty-handed. The document is part of the broader agreement that the UK and EU are expected to ratify this weekend with the agreement of national leaders.

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

EU Rejects Italian Populist Budget, Opening Up Potential Sanctions Process

The European Commission has shown the enormous power it holds over member states, rejecting the Italian government’s budget and opening up the possibility of intervention and sanctions.

The Commission officially rejected the budget, which they had previously demanded the Italians change on Wednesday, passing the case over to the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) which will vote on whether or not to begin the process that could lead to heavy fines and potential sanctions, Il Giornale reports.

The rejection of the plan of Italy’s democratically elected government comes as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has warned that Italy presents a “risk” for Europe.

Ecofin is expected to meet in either December or January and if they vote to initiate the process against the Italian populist government, it would give the Italians six months to make the needed changes to the budget. After six months, the Commission will decide whether to intensify sanctions, up to 0.2 per cent of GDP, or end the process if the Italians meet their demands.

If the EU’s executive arm recommends a continuation of the process, the sanctions could rise to 0.5 per cent of GDP.

[Comment: No growth in Italy for 20yrs because of an EU currency foisted upon them.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

France: Refugee Acquitted of Rape ‘As He Has Different Cultural Norms’ — His Female Victim Attempted Suicide

A refugee from Bangladesh was tried by a French court and was acquitted of the rape of a high school girl. The verdict was handed down yesterday.

The young man also sexually assaulted another young girl. He was charged with both cases but acquitted of the rape.

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

Germany: Religion of Peace? Berlin’s Christmas Market Now Looks Like a Military Base

Christmas markets in Germany were widely known for their great ambiance and their tasty “Glühwein”, but this is changing rapidly.

Since illegal Muslim migrant Anis Amri drove his truck into Berlin’s Christmas Market and killed 12 people at the Breitscheidplatz, things will probably never be the same again.

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

German Mother Could Face Prosecution for Posting Picture of Daughter’s ‘Dark Skinned’ Sex Attacker on Facebook

German police stopped a mother from searching for the alleged sexual molester of her 12-year-old daughter on Facebook.

Her post was soon shared thousands of times containing pictures of a black man. The post did not go into further detail other than asking if people knew this man.

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

Hungarian Government Spokesman Slams EU’s Attack on Italy

Government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs, in an interview to Thursday’s edition of conservative Italian daily Libero, said the European Union “passed political judgement” when it rejected the Italian government’s draft budget.

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

Italy: We’ll Ask for Long Timeframe in Infringement Enactment — Conte

Tria says mortgage rates may be hit, new Salvini-Moscovici spat

(ANSA) — Rome, November 22 — Premier Giuseppe Conte said Thursday that if the ECOFIN backs the European Commission’s call for an excessive budget infringement procedure over the 2019 budget, “we will ask for a very long timeframe” for its enactment.

Conte told the House that the government would reply to the European Commission illustrating “the (budget) plans and decisions” and “we will explain the effects of the budget on growth”.

He also said “we will accelerate investments and remodulate the measures” to make sure the budget complies with debt rules.

Conte said the EC saw a deterioration in growth but this would not happen thanks to pump-priming measures including a basic income and public investments.

He said the government’s reforms were “in line with the ECOFIN’s recommendations”.

Meanwhile Economy Minister Giovanni Tria told the Senate, persistently high bond spread could impact Italian home mortgages.

Tria said budget moves were still being defined amid a new budget spat between Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini and European Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici.

“If the increase in the spread were to persist over time the impact on rates practised by banks on mortgages could prove to be significant,” he said at question time.

Tria said, citing Bank of Italy data, that the rise of the spread so far “has not influenced in an adverse way mortgage rates”, while the latest data from the Italian banking Association indicate “an increase in the average rate on new mortgages in October”.

Tria told the Senate that “the design of the measures (in the budget) is still in a process of definition in order to guarantee the maximum efficacy in terms of employment and development”.

Asked when the “novelties” might come, he replied they might start when negotiations with the European Commission begin, and “now I do not know”.

Tria said that Italy, with its budget, was trying to “ward off the risk of a third recession that could have devastating consequences.

Tria said the government was hoping to work “without prejudice” with the European Commission on the 2019 budget “with the aim of arriving at a shareable solution” after Brussels rejected the package for the second time.

He said it was in both Italy’s and the EC’s interest to tone down the “dramatisation” of the budget tussle.

Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Salvini, meanwhile, hit back on Thursday after European Economic Affairs Commissioner said there could be no negotiations with “carpet sellers” after the EU executive rejected Italy’s budget plan for 2019. “The Italian people are not a people of carpet sellers or of beggars,” League party leader Salvini said. “Moscovici continues to insult Italy but his salary is paid by the Italian people in part. Enough is enough. We’ve run out of patience”. Moscovici had suggested that Italy will have to give a lot of ground to make a solution possible over its budget. “We can have a agreement on the rules, move closer to the rules, but there can be no negotiation with carpet sellers,” Moscovici said in the French parliament. “If the ball falls on the line in tennis, maybe slightly on the far side, an indulgent umpire can consider you to have won the point. “But if you hit the ball in the stands, the umpire can’t give you the point”. He added that at the moment, with Italy, “the ball is in the stands and the Commission is the umpire”.

Earlier on Thursday Salvini said the government will not change direction on the budget. “We don’t take steps backwards,” Salvini told State broadcaster RAI.

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Italy: Facebook Agrees to Pay 100 MN to Tax Man

To settle 2010-2016 tax disputes

(ANSA) — Rome, November 22 — Facebook Italia on Thursday made peace with the Italian tax man.

The company has just signed an accord closing its disputes with the Agenzia delle Entrate tax-collection agency over the 2010-2016 period. Facebook will pay over 100 million euros to do so.

A Facebook spokesman said “we are acting in compliance with the local laws in Italy and in all the countries in which we operate and we will continue to collaborate with all the Italian authorities. “We are proud of our commitment to Italy to spur the growth of local businesses and the digital ecosystem as a whole”.

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Italy: Ousted Casamonica Members Try to Get Back Into Area

Where villas have been cleared, being demolished

(ANSA) — Rome, November 22 — Around 20 people, believed to be members of or sympathisers with Rome’s Casamonica crime family, on Thursday tried to get back into a cordoned-off area where eight of the family’s villas have been cleared and are being demolished.

The evicted Casamonica gangsters attacked some traffic cops pushing them to the ground.

Some people were arrested during the scuffles and their position is now being evaluated, police said.

The Casamonicas also blocked roads leading to the area.

They were evicted two days ago.

The demolition of the luxurious villas started Wednesday.

Mafia-style hidey holes have been found in the eight villas. So far four trapdoors leading to underground ‘bunkers’ have been found, police said.

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Italy: We Aren’t Carpet Sellers Salvini Tells Moscovici

We’ve run out of patience says deputy premier

(ANSA) — Rome, November 22 — Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini hit back on Thursday after European Economic Affairs Commissioner said there could be no negotiations with “carpet sellers” after the EU executive rejected Italy’s budget plan for 2019. “The Italian people are not a people of carpet sellers or of beggars,” League party leader Salvini said. “Moscovici continues to insult Italy but his salary is paid by the Italian people in part. Enough is enough. We’ve run out of patience”. Moscovici had suggested that Italy will have to give a lot of ground to make a solution possible over its budget. “We can have a agreement on the rules, move closer to the rules, but there can be no negotiation with carpet sellers,” Moscovici said in the French parliament. “If the ball falls on the line in tennis, maybe slightly on the far side, an indulgent umpire can consider you to have won the point. “But if you hit the ball in the stands, the umpire can’t give you the point”. He added that at the moment, with Italy, “the ball is in the stands and the Commission is the umpire”.

Earlier on Thursday Salvini said the government will not change direction on the budget. “We don’t take steps backwards,” Salvini told State broadcaster RAI.

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Italy: EU Can’t Treat us Like This — Di Maio

We want to explain our case says deputy premier

(ANSA) — Rome, November 22 — Deputy Premier and Labour and Industry Minister Luigi Di Maio on Thursday called on the European Commission to change its approach after it rejected the government’s budget plan for 2019. “The infringement procedure must be discussed and I believe in discussion,” 5-Star Movement (M5S) leader Di Maio told reporters at the Lower House. “I hope for dialogue and debate because we want to explain our case”.

He said he did not feel guilty about the government’s plans, saying they would help pensioners, the unemployed and young people. “We have a different way to approach the debt issue and I realise that some people feel disorientated,” Di Maio said.

“But you cannot treat Italy like this after years of being massacred”.

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Italy’s Salvini Ridicules EU and is Ready to Go Head to Head Over Their 2019 Budget

In a video of Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini delivering a speech, we see an amusing exchange between the League leader and someone off camera.

“What is it?” Salvini asks, then he answers for us that “The letter from Brussels has arrived. Oh, well, I was waiting for Father Christmas’ letter We’ll talk about it again.”

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Large Increase in Finnish Women Converting to Islam — Wear Full Face Veil ‘To Escape Western Beauty Ideals’

Recent months have seen a large increase in the number of Finnish women converting to Islam and adopting the full face veil.

The niqab and hijab are becoming a common sight in Helsinki after a large influx of Muslim migrants entered the country from 2015 onwards.

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Latest: ‘Yellow Vest’ Road Blocks Continue in France as Shops and Businesses Suffer

There were road blocks in place in parts of France on Thursday for a sixth consecutive day. Even though the yellow vest movement is on the wane, shops, petrol stations and businesses in local areas are feeling the strain as supplies run short.

Hardcore yellow vest protesters in France are not willing to give up the fight just yet.

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Massive ‘Anti-Macron’ Protests Now Even Spread to Belgium

The man who wants to ‘unite’ Europe. Beleaguered President of France, Emmanuel Macron is quite possibly the least popular man in Europe.

His ‘approval rating’ barely holding onto 25 per cent and now his own country is protesting him in one of the largest protests ever, the ‘Yellow Vests’ or ‘Hi-Viz’ protests which included an estimated 300,000 to one million people last weekend, are protesting throughout France.

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NHS England: Number of Children Hospitalised With Stab Wounds Almost Doubles in 4 Years

The number of children admitted to hospital with stab injuries has increased 86 per cent in England since 2014, National Health Service (NHS) statistics have revealed, as the country battled a steep rise in knife crime.

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Poles Urged to Vote in Next Year’s European Parliament Elections

Brussels launching educational campaign aimed at increasing voter turnout in the European Parliament elections being held next May.

According to Poland’s Rzeczpospolita daily, the “This Time I’m Voting” campaign hopes to increase voter turnout in Poland. In 2014’s European Parliamentary elections, only 23.83 per cent of voters took part, the lowest turnout in the bloc.

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Spanish PM: I’ll Veto Brexit

Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has tonight lashed out and threatened to “veto Brexit”.

He has reportedly been annoyed about Brexit and the arrangement for the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, but seems to have totally lost the plot.

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The WWI Conspiracy — Part Two: The American Front (Video)

Difficult as it had been for the Round Table to maneuver the British Empire into the war with Germany, it would be that much harder for their American fellow travelers to coax the United States out of its neutrality and into World War One. The cabal was going to have to leverage its control of the press and key governmental positions to begin to shape public perception and instill pro-war sentiment. And once again, the full resources of these motivated co-conspirators were brought to bear on the task. Join The Corbett Report for Part Two of The WWI Conspiracy.

[Comment: Full transcript of video: https://www.corbettreport.com/wwi/ ]

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Tommy Robinson and UKIP Team Up for March Against Brexit Betrayal

Tommy Robinson and UKIP are teaming up for a massive pro-Brexit march against the Establishment’s sellout of Brexit.

Tommy slammed Theresa May’s Brexit sellout as “biggest betrayal of a democratic vote ever” and originally planned a march for December 1st, but the date has now been changed from the 1st of December to SUNDAY 9th DECEMBER.

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UK Govt Launches Multilingual ‘Outreach’ Poster Campaign to Stop FGM in Migrant Communities

The British government has launched a poster campaign in several foreign languages to ‘reach out’ to immigrant communities to stop them committing the illegal practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) against their daughters.

The Home Office released a ‘Let’s Protect Our Girls’ poster campaign on October 5th, adding a series of the same posters in Amharic (an Ethiopian language), Arabic, French, Somali, Tigrinya (an Afro-Asiatic language), and Welsh on Wednesday.

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UK: Christmas Terror Alert: Multiple Bombs Found in North London

London was on alert last night as a Christmas Terror Investigation was launched after Police found two IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) at a North London flat.

Met Police evacuated the block of flats in Harlesden last night and put cordons around the area.

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UK: Report: Government, Police & Security Services Failed to Learn Lessons Before 2017 Attacks

A report by the Intelligence and Security Services Comittee has concluded that MI5 had recognised that it had been too slow in establishing how dangerous the Manchester bomber Salman Albedi was.

22 people were killed when Abedi detonated a bomb inside Manchester Arena in May 2017.

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No Italy-France Rivalry on Libya — French Envoy

‘Palermo conference showed common stability goal’

(ANSA) — Rome, November 22 — The recent Palermo Conference on Libya showed that there is “no rivalry” between Italy and France on how to best stabilise the north African country, French Ambassador to Rome Christian Masset told an ANSA Forum on Wednesday.

The conference, he said, “was the demonstration that there is no rivalry between Italy and France.

“France was at Italy’s side sharing the objective of stability that the Libyan people needs, and by working together”.

He said “the rivalry did not exist even before Palermo,” denying media reports.

The conference, he stressed, had been “very useful” because “the international community and the main Libyan actors pledged to follow up the plan of the United Nations envoy Ghassam Salamè”.

The two-day International Conference on Libya ended in Palermo November 13 with a diplomatic victory for Italy, after the two main antagonists, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sirraj, shook hands blessed by Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte.

All the participants agreed to back the UN, which was represented by Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya, Salamé, and his deputy Stephanie Williams.

Italy was able to successfully mediate behind the scene, especially via Egyptian president Abdel Al Sisi, the only head of State present at the event, along with Libya’s. Egypt is the fourth country of influence in Cyrenaica, after France, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Marshal Haftar depends on all three and could not say no to Egypt. Although he came, he snubbed much of the conference whilst smiling for photo-ops.

Italy took on the Libya file alongside France, an important player in southern Libya with great influence on the militias.

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Dolce & Gabbana Taken Off Chinese E-Commerce Platforms — Report

Fashion house in furore over allegedly ‘sexist, racist’ advert

(ANSA) — Beijing, November 22 — Dolce & Gabbana’s products disappeared from Chinese e-commerce platforms late on Wednesday, jinronghu.com has reported, after the Italian fashion house was hit by a row over an allegedly racist and sexist advert.

According to the report, Dolce & Gabbana has been boycotted by the three Chinese giants in this sector, Tmall, JD.com and Suning, cross-border operators NetEase Kaola and Ymatou, and luxury e-commerce companies such as Secoo, Vip.com and Yhd.com.

Dolce & Gabbana on Wednesday called off a Shanghai show amid a row over its social-media campaign showing a model attempting to use chopsticks to eat pizza.

The fashion house has also been hit by reports of allegedly derogatory comments about China by Stefano Gabbana.

Gabbana was quoted as describing China as a “foul-smelling, dirty and ignorant mafia” in comments he said were posted by someone who hacked his Instagram account.

A Chinese government official said Thursday that the furore must not become a diplomatic case. “That is not a diplomatic question and I won’t let it become a diplomatic question,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang told a news conference when asked about the case. The controversy arose after a video posted on the Italian fashion brand’s page on the Chinese social media site Weibo on Monday showed a Chinese model attempting to use chopsticks to eat a pizza, a cannoli and spaghetti. Weibo users accused the label of trivialising the country’s culture and depicting Chinese women in a racist way. The girl was said to have a stereotypical ‘naive’ appearance with small eyes, and she was described using double entendres. Furthermore, her inability to use the chopsticks was mocked and, when it came to the cannoli, a voiceover asked “is it too big for you?”. The video for “The Great Show” was taken down within 24 hours but it had already been shared widely on social media, where the hashtag #BoycottDolce began to circulate.

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US Asks Allies to Avoid Equipment Made by China’s Huawei, Citing Espionage Risk

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) — The US government is trying to persuade wireless and Internet providers in allied countries to avoid telecommunications equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies , the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday (Nov 22).

US officials have reached out to their government counterparts and telecom executives in friendly countries where Huawei equipment is already in wide use about what they see as cyber security risks, according to the WSJ report, which cited unnamed people familiar with the situation.

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Australian-Born Terrorists Could be Stripped of Their Citizenship and Booted Out of the Country Under Radical New Changes After the Melbourne Attack

The proposed new laws would also allow a minister to strip Australian citizenship from a convicted terrorist.

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Exclusive: ‘They Arrested Him to Win the Election’: Niqab-Clad Wife of an Accused Melbourne Islamic Terrorist Claims Her Husband’s Arrest Was Part of a ‘Political Conspiracy’ To Scare Voters Ahead of Saturday’s Poll

The wife of terror accused Artunc Eriklioglu believes her husband’s arrest in Melbourne is part of a political conspiracy just days out from the Victorian state election.

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Father of Two Muslims Accused of Plotting a Terrorist Massacre in Melbourne ‘Called for Sharia Law to be Imposed’

Armagan Eriklioglu, the father of accused terror plotters Ertunc and Samed Eriklioglu, allegedly posted several incendiary messages on his Facebook in 2014.

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‘How Am I Going to Live Without My Husband?’: Wife of Accused Terrorist Speaks for the First Time and Claims He is Innocent of Plotting Massacre

The wife of one of the accused terror plotters planning a Christmas attack in Melbourne claims he is innocent after their hours after their home raid.

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Muslim Swimming Pools and University ‘Safe Spaces’ All Banned: The Radical Changes That Could be Coming to Sydney Very Soon

Former Labor leader Mark Latham wants to ban Muslim-only swimming pools and university safe spaces, under a One Nation policy agenda for the next New South Wales election.

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14 Arrested Over Kidnapping of Italian in Kenya — Report

23-year-old aid worker taken captive by gunmen on Tuesday

(ANSA) — Rome, November 14 — Kenyan authorities have arrested 14 people in a major operation relating to the kidnapping of 23-year-old Italian aid worker Silvia Romano in the African nation earlier this week, the Daily Nation reported on Thursday citing Police sources in Malindi. The woman was taken captive by gunmen on Tuesday in an armed attack at Chakama, Kilifi County, in which five people were wounded.

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Giving Thanks — a Collapse Update From Venezuela: Corruption, Hunger, & Crime

Authored by JG Martinez D via Daisy Luther’s Organic Prepper blog

In this update, Jose talks about the worsening corruption, hunger, and crime in Venezuela. It’s hard to imagine, but things are still getting worse there. As we get together to feast with our families this week, please remember the people of Venezuela, where 80% of the population does not have enough food. ~ Daisy

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GM Mosquito Release in Cayman Islands Ends Prematurely

There’s been a lot of buzz about GM mosquitoes to prevent the spread of the Zika virus. The Cayman Islands in the Caribbean took on a project to test their ability to ‘curb’ whatever those mosquitoes were supposed to be capable of doing: to prevent the spread of the Zika virus and dengue fever.

The UK-based genetic modification firm Oxitec, ‘creators’ of those GM mosquitoes, aka “bio-bugs,” apparently secured a mosquito release project for their GM male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to ‘impact’ the spread of dengue fever and Zika, which our friends at the Institute for Responsible Technology, under the leadership of Jeffrey Smith, opposed and obviously provided counter scientific information to Cayman authorities.

Something rather interesting happened, however: the project was stopped by the Mosquito Research and Control Unit, a few months after the project began. Apparently and according to MRCU, the project was stopped because it “appears to have fallen short” of its goal (?).

Oxitec was shutting down its operations and leaving the Caymans. The project cost the Cayman government $588,000.

According to Cayman News Service

Nevertheless, it remains unclear how effective the project, which involved the release of millions of genetically modified insects into the environment, really was and whether the reason to curtail the programme related to a cost or efficacy issue.

However, “MRCU and Oxitec are considering a further, no-cost collaboration in 2019,” per a press release dated November 10, 2018.

[Comment: Likely the Cayman government found the experiment was a test of “culling the herd to 500 million”.]

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Jose Bautista’s Name Inspires New Beetle Species

Meet the Joey Bats beetle.

Former Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista has inspired the name of a new weevil species that ain’t so pretty to look but bears his name proudly. (We think.)

The tiny black insect with a long snout from the Dominican Republic, Bautista’s home nation, has now been scientifically recorded as Sicoderus Bautistai.

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‘Last Diplomat He Knew’: Ecuador Ousts London Envoy, Fuels Rumors of Assange’s Imminent Eviction

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno has terminated the credentials of his UK ambassador, who has been at the center of negotiating the fate of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, as concerns mount over the whistleblower’s safety.

The decree, with which Moreno effectively sacked Ecuador’s London ambassador Abbad Ortiz, was published by WikiLeaks on Wednesday. The document does not offer any explanation as to why Ortiz, who had been his country’s ambassador to the UK since 2015, is now being permanently recalled. Nor does it name a successor for the outgoing diplomat. The decree is effective immediately.

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Austrian Chancellor Blames Muslim Migration for Rising Anti-Semitism in Europe

Speaking at an anti-Semitism conference on Wednesday, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz blamed Islamic migration for the rise of incidents against Jews in Europe.

“You should only let as many people immigrate in a country as many as many you are able to integrate. So, I think that a not-registered, and not-organised flow of immigrants can always be a problem for a country,” Kurz said in Vienna.

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Austrian Chancellor Kurz: Europe’s Attitude to Migration ‘Changed’ Since 2015

Conservative Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has claimed that Europeans’ attitude toward mass migration has vastly changed since 2015 with advocates for demographic replacement having gone quiet.

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Canada: How to Destroy a Hotel’s Reputation Virtually Overnight — Turn it Into ‘Housing’ For Thousands of Muslim Squatters Posing as Refugees

Visitors to the Radisson Toronto East hotel — which has doubled as Muslim dumping ground all summer — have posted a flood of complaints and warnings to two well-known travel websites, advising others not to stay there.

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Germany: CDU Hopeful Merz Decried as ‘Trump Light’ for Questioning Asylum Rights

Opposition lawmakers have lodged hefty criticism against Merkel’s could-be successor for questioning the right to asylum. The populist AfD said Merz has become more right-wing than they are.

Friedrich Merz, the millionaire lawyer and financial manager who is hoping to lead the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) after Chancellor Angela Merkel steps down as party leader in December, was in trouble on Thursday after suggesting Germany should reopen the debate on the asylum guarantees in Germany’s constitution.

The populist right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) accused Merz of stealing their policies while the Social Democrats (SPD), the CDU’s partners in the federal government, called Merz “Trump light,” referring to the anti-immigrant stance of US President Donald Trump.

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Germany: Mutiny in Merkel’s Party Against Planned Signing of UN Migration Pact

Both fractions of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Leipzig and Saxony-Anhalt have already voted against the UN migration pact set to be ratified in December.

After Merkel announced plans to step down as the party leader Health Minister Spahn a candidate for her seat as the chair of the CDU joined them calling for a vote at a party convention.

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Hillary Clinton Tells Europe to Reduce Migration ‘As it Has Done Its Part’

In an interview with The Guardian, President Donald Trump’s former opponent in the 2016 US Presidential election weighs in on Angela Merkel and the European Union.

Former President Bill Clinton’s wife of 43 years said:

“I think Europe needs to get a handle on migration because that is what lit the flame.”

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Law Professor: UN Migrant Pact May be ‘Non-Binding’ But Will Create Legal ‘Framework’

Belgian international law professor Pierre d’Argent has noted that while the UN migration pact is “non-binding” on countries, it does set up a “framework” which he says could be used by lawyers to interpret the meaning of laws.

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NGOs Return to Sea ‘To Defend Human Rights’

SeaWatch, Proactiva, Mediterranea heading for rescue area

(ANSA) — Rome, November 22 — Three migrant-rescue NGOs said Thursday they were taking to the sea again “to defend human rights” and ensure search and rescue operations despite Italian government opposition.

Sea Watch, Proactiva Open Arms and Mediterranea said their vessels had already set out and would soon reach the area off Libya where most rescues take place.

“The intense campaign of criminalisation launched against humanitarian organisations,” said Open Arms, “has reached the goal of eliminating uncomfortable witnesses and has impose silence on what is happening in those waters”.

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Rejected Asylum-Seeker ‘Slit Throat’ of Elderly German Man Who Gave Him Job & Shelter at His Home

An Afghan migrant has been arrested in Germany for allegedly slitting the throat of an elderly man whose home he worked in. The man’s daughter, a charity worker, had suggested he hire the asylum seeker.

Arriving in Germany with no job, the 20-year-old Afghan was given a helping hand by the victims’ daughter, a refugee aid worker. Last August he was hired to work as the 85-year-old man’s carer, and he was hired again over the weekend to carry out some gardening and cleaning work around the house.

The asylum seeker repaid his hosts’ kindness in blood. In the early hours of Saturday morning, the Afghan allegedly took a knife to the victim’s throat, killing him as he slept, before stealing the man’s car and fleeing the scene, public prosecutors announced on Sunday.

[Comment: Stupid daughter.]

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Trump Doesn’t Need Congress to Achieve His Immigration Goals

At least, now, Trump can blame inaction on Democrats. He and congressional candidates across the country can run in two years on immigration, which Trump knows is a winning issue for him, and if all goes well sweep into power with a mandate for reform the American people actually want.

A breather, a pause in mass migration — at the very least.

But in the meantime, he doesn’t need Congress to achieve just that result. And losing half of Congress should bring that remarkable legal fact into focus.

Remember the travel cases? At issue was whether Trump had the power to issue his Proclamation suspending the entry of aliens from several Muslim-majority countries. The Supreme Court held that he did have that power — a federal law clearly gave him authority to suspend the entry of any class of aliens, or even all aliens, into the country if he deemed doing so in the “national interest.” At most, Trump would need a rational basis for his restrictions — but the Court didn’t even find (as opposed to assume for the sake of argument) that he needed that.

In other words, the Supreme Court, in Trump v. Hawaii, crowned Donald Trump the immigration-restriction czar. And in doing so, it was only upholding the sweeping terms of the statute.

Sit quietly for a while and let that sink in. All by himself, Trump can bar any group of aliens he wants from entering the country, as long as he rationally believes that doing so is in the national interest.

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UN Pact Will Legalise Mass Migration and Criminalise Criticism of Migration, ENF Group Warns

MEP Marcel de Graaff, Co-President of the ENF and leader of the Party for Freedom in the European Parliament, held a press conference regarding the UN Migration Compact of Marrakesh.

In his speech de Graaff warns for the UN’s plans with the compact as it will make criticising migration a criminal offence and will lead to legalising mass migration.

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5 Colleges You’re Probably Thankful Your Kids Don’t Attend

According to U.S. News and World Report, the average cost of tuition at public colleges during the 2018-2019 academic year is $9,716 for in-state students and $21,629 for out-of-state students. At private colleges, the average cost of tuition is even more expensive, at $35,676.

These overwhelming costs, paired with the rampant liberal bias and abuse on campuses throughout the country, can make choosing the right college challenging.

That’s why, this Thanksgiving, Campus Reform, has the top five colleges you’re probably glad your kids don’t attend.

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Alex Jones Special Report: Inside the Satanic Trans Cult Recruitment Program for Children

Gender confusion pushed on kids as young as 5-years-old

Public schools across America are pushing gender confusion on children as young as five, in the globalists’ ongoing Satanic effort to sterilize the population. Alex Jones reports.

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Science Journal: Opposing Transgender Rights is ‘Worse’ Than Curbing Science

“It has no foundation in science and would undo decades of progress on understanding sex.”

Political discrimination against the nation’s tiny percentage of transgender people is a “worse” threat than political curbs on scientists’ freedoms, says a top-ranked science journal.

The science journal’s focus on protecting the social status of a small minority outside of science, instead of protecting scientists’ freedom from a supposed political threat, spotlights the increasing power of the transgender ideology in science and academia.

The editors of Nature posted their editorial in the journal’s October 30 issue to oppose a pending proposal by President Donald Trump’s administration that would use biology to gauge the sex of people involved in disputes over sex-discrimination laws.

[Comment: Fake “science” sponsored by globalists. Globalists seek to deconstruct the family structure, and it starts withe destroying the male-female relationship.]

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‘Simply Not Age Appropriate’: Parent Slams Elementary School’s Transgender Awareness Campaign

‘We are saddened that this highly controversial and divisive topic would be invited to be presented to such young children’

The parent of a student at a Colorado elementary school is raising concerns over a transgender awareness indoctrination workshop.

The Superior Elementary School in Boulder County will show students as young as five-years-old videos from the Queer Kid Stuff Youtube channel, ahead of a performance in late November from the “Phoenix, Colorado’s Trans Community Choir.”

“We really don’t believe that you can be too young to learn about inclusivity and differences in the community,” said Boulder County Chief Communications Officer Randy Barber.

But one parent says it’s too early for elementary school children to be learning about transgender issues, and reportedly feels the district is “forcing” the agenda on them.

“(The lesson) goes beyond a simple message of tolerance and acceptance. [We support tolerance and acceptance, but this is simply not age-appropriate],” one anonymous parent wrote to CBS Denver. “We are saddened that this highly controversial and divisive topic would be invited to be presented to such young children.”

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UK: Mayor of Crime Ridden London Focuses on Gender Neutral Toilets Despite Study Showing it Puts Women at Risk

London mayor Sadiq Khan has replaced female toilets and shower rooms at London’s City Hall with “gender neutral” facilities.

This has given rise to worries that the changes will be made across the city putting biological women at risk.

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UN Environment Chief Quits After He is Accused of ‘Obscene CO2 Hypocrisy’ For Spending £390,000 Flying Around the World in 22 Months While Lecturing on Climate Change

The United Nation’s environment chief has resigned after being accused of ‘obscene CO2 hypocrisy’ for the expenses he claimed while flying around the world to give lectures on climate change.

Erik Solheim has stepped down from his role after an internal audit revealed that he had spent £390,000 on flights and hotel stays in just 22 months and had spent 80% of his time away from his base in Nairobi.

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12 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/22/2018

  1. “The British government has launched a massive publicity campaign designed to stop female genital mutilation in migrant communities. The initiative, entitled “Let’s Protect Our Girls”, has released posters in English and six other languages, including Welsh.”

    I’m sure that the number of Welsh-speaking girls who have been FGM’d is… ZERO.

  2. Tomorrow is also the Feast Day of Kinder Klaus’ Moorish assistant who is referred to as Mr. Friday.

  3. The Home Office released a ‘Let’s Protect Our Girls’ poster campaign on October 5th, adding a series of the same posters in ………………………… Welsh.

    I always knew those Welsh were up to no good.

  4. ““The British government has launched a massive publicity campaign designed to stop female genital mutilation in migrant communities”.

    I am looking forward to the surge in prosecutions and long jail terms as a result. However, my understanding is there hasn’t been a single conviction one thus far in the UK?

    I wonder how many will also be charged with an islamophobic hate crime for reporting perpetrators? (is this solely an Islamic practice, really don’t know?).

    • Excuse belated reply, Anon: the oldest known example of FGM is the mummy of an ancient Egyptian queen, predating Christianity and Islam; it’s still practised by Egyptian Copts, who are descended from the original inhabitants rather than the arab invaders, all of which suggests that it may have been cultural rather than religious in origin.

      However Islam is the only current faith whose founder recommended it.

  5. “The British government has launched a massive publicity campaign designed to stop female genital mutilation in migrant communities. The initiative, entitled “Let’s Protect Our Girls”…”

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    If I was cynical and in a bad mood I would suggest that Theresa May’s “British” government cares about “protecting muslim girls” only, since genital mutilation is not exactly a catholic or even protestant “tradition”. Yet at the same time she seems to encourage the Gang Rapes and Torture of non-muslim English children, by apparently running a protection racket around the muslim gang perpetrators of these crimes while relentlessly prosecuting/persecuting those who try to defend these girls, such as Tommy Robinson.

    And, since I AM cynical and in a bad mood, voilà I have suggested it. So there !

  6. “The British government has launched a massive publicity campaign designed to stop female genital mutilation in migrant communities. The initiative, entitled “Let’s Protect Our Girls”, has released posters in English and six other languages, including Welsh.”

    This may sound harsh, but I don’t look at the somali girls living in the UK as “our girls”.

    The British girls raped by muslim gangs however should be seen as “our girls” by the Government. They’re not.

    All that money should be used to arrest the muslim rape gangs.

  7. Re German Mother Could Face Prosecution… Another instance of a victim being persecuted by cowardly European police and prosecutors while they protect, excuse, justify, and implicitly condone horrific viokence by Muslims. The social temperature is rising higher and faster in Germany than in the USA. Civil war there is frankly far more likely than in the US. As Tommy Robinson has said, any uprising against this globalist sellout is likely to start in Germany. There are now 8 serious sex attacks DAILY in Germany. The upside-down rabbit-hole world that European globalists have created for Islam’s benefit may soon have a visceral, violent, sustained pushback.

    In the same vein it’s predicted the final showdown in South Africa will occur next year. The goverment’s stated, acknowledged, and celebrated intention is white genocide throughout SA. The white farmers there refuse to migrate out; they’ve sworn to stay and fight for the land their families legally purchased hundreds of years ago.

  8. In the FGM in Britain article, there actually is a tiny bit of good news, although it’s deeply ironic in its manifestation.

    The use of the Welsh language in British government posters warning against FGM came about not because the government believes some Welsh have secretly converted to Islam and could be considering FGM for their daughters; rather, the use of Welsh came about because of a strong growth in Welsh ethnic pride which led to a resurgence of the language and success in having it deemed of equal status to English. As I recollect from a visit to Wales a few years ago, all government information and services in Wales must be provided in Welsh and English; hence the posters in Welsh warning of FGM (which, of course, is predominately an Islamic custom, practised in Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia).

    So, the Welsh who might have thought their language demands would promote more bara brith (Welsh tea bread), Saint David, and dragons, find instead that their language is used to warn against the violent and abominable mutilation of young girls carried out by people welcomed to Wales only in recent times. The Welsh probably expected positive uses for their language, not warnings about odious foreign customs.

    The growth of indigenous pride coming from any part of Britain is a good sign, but in this case it’s sadly muddied beyond recognition by association with an imported loathsome practice.

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