Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/5/2018

The Austrian press is reporting that 20,000 migrants have gathered at the border between Bosnia and Croatia, and are continuously assaulting it, hoping to break through into Croatia, and thus into the EU. The aggressive migrants are allegedly armed with knives, and possibly firearms.

In other news, the British Army is attempting to address a manpower shortage by looking for new recruits from the 53 nations of the Commonwealth.

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USA
» Anti-Trump and Anti-GOP: How TV News is Spinning the Midterms
» Emergency Alert to Trump Concerning Foreign Election Meddling, Voter Fraud, & Censorship
» Georgia Investigating Democrats for Allegedly Hacking Voting System
» Georgia Democratic Party Being Investigated for ‘Cyber Crimes’
» Google: Biased YouTube ‘Can’t be Forced to Change’
» How to Beat ‘Cabin Fever’ During the Winter With Vitamin D
» Ken Starr: Trump ‘Not Even Close’ To Committing Impeachable Offense
» Levin: Midterms Are About Free Press, Defeating the ‘Many Radicals’ Nominated by Dems
» N.Y. Times Finally Exposes the Cause of Mass Illiteracy
» ‘Nazis Weren’t Socialists’ Says SJW History Major Arrested for Throwing Milk at Conservatives
» New Species of Tick Found in New Hampshire
» San Andreas Fault Line: An Unstoppable Geyser of Mud
» Scientists Say Mysterious ‘Oumuamua’ Objet Could be an Alien Spacecraft
» ‘Sociopath’ 15-Year-Old is Held Without Bail After He Took 30 Minutes and Two Attempts to Strangle His Architect Mother to Death as She Fought for Her Life in a Row Over His D Grade
» The Dems Are Mad as Hell
» Trump Admin Eyes Big Tech Antitrust Violations
» U.S. Officially the World’s Largest Crude Oil Producer
» University Lecturer Caught Stealing GOP Yard Signs in New York
» Want a Communist USA? Vote Democrat on Tuesday
» Woman Cons Generous Trump Supporters Out of $150,000, Is Hailed as a Social Justice Hero
 
Europe and the EU
» Boris: May’s ‘Stinker’ Brexit Deal Will Leave Brits as ‘Non-Voting Members of the EU’
» British Army Opens Recruitment to Foreigners From 53 Commonwealth Nations Amidst Personnel Shortage
» France: Women Increasingly Harassed in Multicultural Paris District Labelled “Hell”
» Italian Minister Backs Trump’s Economic Policies and Predicts More EU Countries Will Follow
» Italy: Nunciature Bones Not Too Degraded — Pathologist
» Italy: 12 Storm Deaths in Sicily With Illegal Building Blamed
» Italy: Ferrari Deliveries 10.6% Up, Adjusted Ebitda Up 4.7% Q3
» KMV: To Assume PepsiCo in Slovakia, Czechia and Hungary
» ‘Macron is Afraid!’ Salvini Sends European Parliament Elections Warning
» Salvini Borders on Nationalism, Xenophobia — Moscovici
» Shooting in Sweden Leaves 7 Wounded — Police Have Arrested 12 Suspects
» Swedish Parliament to Vote on Center-Right PM Candidate Next Week
» The State of Brexit: Where EU Negotiations Stand as Deal Deadline Looms
» Turkish Mosques in the Netherlands Want to Silence Wilders and Want His Twitter Account to be Removed
» UK: Boy, 16, ‘Killed a Leading University Lecturer With a Hammer, Knife and an Electric Drill at the 54-Year-Old’s £200,000 Home’
» UK: Khan Says it Could Take Ten Years to Solve London Knife Crime After Fourth Fatal Stabbing in Five Days
» UK: Peter Hitchens: If Moaning Cut Crime We’d Have the Best Police in the World
» UK: Pakistani Gang Rapist Told Victim’s Mother: Politically Correct Police ‘Won’t Touch Us’
» UK: Parliament Square, Whitehall Locked Down by London Police Following ‘Suspicious Package’ Alert
 
Middle East
» EU Now Considering Iran Sanctions After Assassination Plot Uncovered
» Italy Among 8 Countries Exempted From US Iran Sanctions
» Kuwait: Crackdown Launched on Halloween Parties, Immoral Activities in Abu Al- Hassaniya, Sharq and Salmiya Area
 
South Asia
» Asia Bibi: Pakistan’s Judicial Betrayal
» UP Woman Died During Abortion, Boyfriend Threw Her Body in Jungle: Police
 
Far East
» Hungarian Prime Minister Visits Chinese Trade Expo in Shanghai
 
Australia — Pacific
» Brazen ‘Criminals’ As Young as 14 Are Accused of Running an Elaborate Bank Card Scam ‘To Swindle Businesses Out of Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars’
» Married Indian Car Rental Owner, 45, Is Jailed for Five Years and Faces Deportation After Luring an Employee to His Home to Rape Her
» Second Member of a ‘Chinese Baby Formula Gang’ Is Charged With Stealing Milk Powder to Sell Overseas Just Months After the Alleged Ringleader 48, Was ‘Caught With 4,000 Tins’
 
Latin America
» Mexican Scientists Discover New Species of Sea Anemone
 
Immigration
» “I Have Decided to Earmark $500 Million for Investments That Specifically Address the Needs of Migrants, Refugees and Host Communities, “ Soros Wrote in the Wall Street Journal.
» 20,000 Armed Migrants Attack Croatia’s Border to Move Into the EU, Official Warns
» Artificial Intelligence to Interview and Detect Lying Asylum Seekers
» Could Merkel’s Departure Lead to a New ‘Anti-Migration’ Coalition in Germany?
» Exclusive: 6-in-10 Want Troops to Stop the Migrant Caravan, 51% Hispanics Agree
» German Jews Want Anti-Semitism Classes for Arab-Muslim Migrants
» Illegal Migrant Vandalises Grave of Stockholm Terror Victim 30 Times — Swedish Police Do Nothing
» Mass Migration: Mortal Threat to Red State America
» Media-Approved Election Meddling: ‘Immigrants Who Can’t Vote Work to Influence Midterm Elections’
» Report: 20,000 Migrants ‘Almost All Armed With Knives’ To Cross Europe’s External Border
» Socialist Dream Gone Wrong: Sweden Sees Problematic Unemployment Levels Among Migrants
» Spain Says 13 Migrants Killed, 80 Rescued at Sea
» UK: Furious Parents Remove Children From School Over Claims ‘Intimidating’ 30-Year-Old Asylum Seeker ‘Father-of-Two’ Was Posing as 15-Year-Old Pupil Due to Take His Mock Maths GCSE Today
 
Culture Wars
» Facebook Apologizes, Then Deletes More ‘Graphic’ Pro-Life Ads
» Gay Sauna Under Fire for Booting Transgender
» In France, Spate of Homophobic Attacks on Record is Just ‘The Tip of the Iceberg’
» Male Teacher Disciplined for Refusing to Watch Teen Girl Shower
» Queer Group “GAG” Claims Victory as FedEx Ends NRA Discount Program
 

Anti-Trump and Anti-GOP: How TV News is Spinning the Midterms

With just one week to go before the 2018 midterm elections, the broadcast networks are heavily spinning their campaign coverage against the Republicans, even as President Trump’s campaign activities have received more airtime than all of the individual Senate, House, and gubernatorial contests combined.

Not only was network coverage of Republicans far more hostile (88% negative) than that meted out to Democrats (53% negative), but we found nearly ten times more negative statements about Republicans and President Trump (97) than all of the Democratic candidates combined (10).

In fact, coverage of the entire field of Democratic candidates would have been 67 percent positive if it hadn’t been for negative comments in stories about Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Emergency Alert to Trump Concerning Foreign Election Meddling, Voter Fraud, & Censorship

If Republicans lose midterms, it’s because of coordinated fraud by Dems and foreign powers like China, EU working with collaborator traitors in U.S., and it must be challenged

Note from Alex Jones: All evidence shows that a populist red wave is unstoppable worldwide, as was just witnessed in Brazil and Germany. Just as polls were fake in 2016, the polls are similarly fake now, but still show a smaller margin of defeat for Republicans. This is a major indicator that the landslide we saw for Trump in 2016 that was able to defeat the election/voter fraud carried out by the Democrats is going to be even bigger this year, but coupled with massive coordinated censorship of conservative and nationalist media, huge evidence of Democrats voting in the names of dead people, and other forms of election fraud.

All this points towards the serious possibility the American people and Republican Party may have the midterms stolen from us through fraud. It must be contested by the Republicans in Congress, it must be challenged by the American People, it must be battled and overturned by the president.

But even if we win, the cancer of organized crime represented by the Democrats and their foreign handlers must be challenged and removed or this country has no hope of surviving into the future.

Remember, the Democrats always blame their enemies for what they themselves are doing, so when they claimed election fraud by the Russians and election meddling by Republicans, the truth was the Democrats were involved with the Russians, not the other way around. Well this time we have major election fraud by Communist China and others meddling inside our election — and worst of all it’s all being done in the open, in our face. We have the proof, and future hearings and investigations will bear decisive fruit.

Alex Jones, who predicted Donald Trump’s presidential win in 2016, is now warning that a perfect storm of Big Tech censorship, foreign interference, and Democrat-orchestrated election fraud coupled with MSM blocking Republicans from even advertising, forms a massive Blue seawall of traitorous fraud that may stop the Red Wave.

To be clear, even if America is able to fight its way through this unprecedented fraud, and Republicans hold onto Congress, we the people must go on the offensive and demand that the anti-American criminal network known as the Democrat Party be brought to justice if this nation has any hope of surviving.

We have to start creating the new narrative — which is the true narrative — that we won and that populists are winning all over the world, but the globalists have made their stand here in America, and are putting in place the most incredible perfect storm of coordinated fraud we’ve ever seen: $32 billion pumped in by Soros, huge election meddling by the Communist Chinese and EU, armies of illegal aliens organized to vote using the names they stole from dead Americans, the total and complete draconian censorship of conservatives, the blocking of Republican ads on Facebook and CNN, by allowing Democrats to pile on and spend 10 to 1. This is all total proof of their desperate power grab and attempt to steal the election.

If they win, instead of letting them go on the offense, we must go on total offense with the fact that they’ve hung themselves by the incredible crimes they’ve openly committed. This way our troops are mobilized and aren’t demoralized by any defeats and understand the real fight is just starting.

Bottom line, Democrats are America-hating traitors. This is a maxim they embrace. Better put, they’re NOT Americans. Powerful multinational corporations allied with foreign dictatorships knew they could never take the U.S. down from without, it had to be done from the inside. You are witnessing that attempted takedown. We are literally fighting for the very existence of our Republic.

In closing, we leave you with 4 tips on facing your enemies and getting your head in the game from author Robert Greene’s 33 Strategies of War:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Georgia Investigating Democrats for Allegedly Hacking Voting System

The “vulnerabilities” could potentially allow anybody to access the voting records of individual voters

Two days before the Nov. 6 midterm elections, Georgia Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp revealed on Sunday that his office is opening an investigation into the Georgia Democratic Party on allegations that it attempted to hack the state’s voting system, including allegations of possible cyber crimes.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Georgia Democratic Party Being Investigated for ‘Cyber Crimes’

It appears that the Russians aren’t the only ones trying to hack our elections.

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who is the Republican candidate for governor, announced that his office has opened an investigation into the state Democratic Party over possible cyber crimes.

Kemp said he had notified federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.

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

Google: Biased YouTube ‘Can’t be Forced to Change’

Bloomberg’s Peter Blumberg wrote that Google “made clear that even if it does discriminate on the basis of political viewpoints — which it denies — it can’t be forced to change.” While the First Amendment doesn’t apply necessarily to private companies, YouTube, Google’s sister company, tries to make the case that it is a neutral platform with no political bias.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

How to Beat ‘Cabin Fever’ During the Winter With Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient and one that can be synthesized by our body when sunlight hits our skin. But during the winter when we are curled up by a warm fire sipping hot cocoa, it can be hard to get enough vitamin D to keep the body running in tip-top shape.

Vitamin D is a precursor hormone and has multiple roles in the human body. It helps to maintain the health of bones and teeth, support the health of the immune system, brain, and nervous system. It also helps regulate insulin levels and aid in diabetes management. Vitamin D also supports lung function and cardiovascular health while influencing the expression of genes involved in cancer development.

Researchers in clinical studies had tested fifty-five adults between 18 and 65 with artificial light sources containing ultraviolet radiation or UV rays. The adults participating in this study were told to sit under a heat lamp or UV light in their underwear for up to 10 minutes. Researchers noticed that their vitamin D levels increased afterward. Of course, buying UV lights or heat lamps and sitting around under those lights in your underwear might not be the best or easiest solution for most people.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ken Starr: Trump ‘Not Even Close’ To Committing Impeachable Offense

During Sunday’s broadcast of “The Cats Roundtable” on New York AM 970 radio, former Whitewater independent counsel Ken Starr said from what he has seen, there is “no evidence” that President Donald Trump has committed anything “close” to an impeachable offense.

Host John Catsimatidis asked Starr, “In your opinion, has Trump done anything that is impeachable?”

“Not even close,” Starr replied. “I know of no evidence that would suggest that he has committed high crimes and misdemeanors. You can hate the way he tweets or whatever. You can disagree with his policies. … But be very careful before you move the country toward impeachment. It’s inherently divisive. Essentially, you need a consensus among ‘we the people.’ We the American people need to agree this president should go.”

“We have a nation divided, but a nation divided does not mean let’s get rid of the president,” he added.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Levin: Midterms Are About Free Press, Defeating the ‘Many Radicals’ Nominated by Dems

With the midterm elections just days away, Mark Levin stressed to his viewers that the media was “crucially” important in the United States.

“What kind of soldier are you?” he asked. “Are you a soldier for liberty or not? Because that’s what this election’s all about.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

N.Y. Times Finally Exposes the Cause of Mass Illiteracy

From FreedomProject Media:

It may be a century late to the party, but the Grey Lady has finally gotten around to exposing the most destructive quackery in American history — the “whole language” method used to “teach reading” (or not) that is used in government schools all over America; a scam so destructive that it has some half of Americans almost functionally illiterate, according to the government’s own tests.

In a New York Times opinion column headlined “Why Are We Still Teaching Reading the Wrong Way?,” researcher Emily Hanford points out that “teacher preparation programs continue to ignore the sound science behind how people become readers.” “It’s a problem that has been hiding in plain sight for decades,” she added, without acknowledging that experts such as Rudolf Flesch of Why Johnny Can’t Read fame and Dr. Samuel Blumenfeld with The New Illiterates were blowing the whistle on this for many decades. In fact, Boston’s school masters rebelled against this quackery in the 1840s with a devastating critique.

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

‘Nazis Weren’t Socialists’ Says SJW History Major Arrested for Throwing Milk at Conservatives

Social justice warrior and history major Shelby Shoup was arrested for throwing chocolate milk at a fellow student and College Republican tabling at Florida State University while saying “nazis weren’t socialists.”

She has been charged with battery. Check out our latest live read video, where DCNF reporters comment on her assault and campus craziness in the viral video.

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

New Species of Tick Found in New Hampshire

Just what New Hampshire needs: A new species of tick has arrived.

The species is called Asian longhorned tick, although to the casual eye it doesn’t seem to have any horns. It is the first new tick species found in the U.S. in half a century. It has been found in nine states along the Eastern seaboard.

In Asia, it is known to transmit a number of diseases, but according to reports it rarely bites humans. None of the Asian longhorned ticks found in this country have carried any human diseases. As a result, the tick is considered mostly a threat to livestock.

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

San Andreas Fault Line: An Unstoppable Geyser of Mud

An unstoppable geyser of mud is continuously pouring from the San Andreas fault line and slowly creeping across California. The troublesome mud in California’s Imperial County has caused local authorities to declare it an emergency earlier this year.

It’s called the Niland Geyser, according to Science Alert, and it’s exactly that, a geyser of bubbling mud. But there’s a strange twist — this menacing puddle has been slowly creeping across the ground, to the point where it’s now threatening railroad tracks and a state highway. The Niland Geyser had first appeared in California in 1953 but it sat around without incident for decades. Then, around 11 years ago, things began to change. The geyser started moving across the dry ground at a glacial pace.

But now, suddenly, things are starting to get serious where the mud geyser is concerned. In the last six months, the geyser’s pace has picked up considerably. In just a few months, the Niland Geyser’s mud has traveled 18.3 meters (60 feet). It traveled another 18 meters in a single day — bringing it ever closer to Union Pacific’s railway tracks, State Route 111, a petroleum pipeline, and some fiber-optic telecommunications lines.

The mud has so far traveled roughly 73 meters (240 feet) from where it all began a decade ago. The Los Angeles Times called the mysterious mud geyser a “slow-moving disaster.” However, U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Ken Hudnut, who visited the moving spring in July, has said there’s no evidence that this is a sign that the “Big One” is approaching. “It’s a slow-moving disaster,” said Alfredo Estrada, Imperial County’s fire chief, and emergency services coordinator. But not because it could cause a massive quake.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Scientists Say Mysterious ‘Oumuamua’ Objet Could be an Alien Spacecraft

Maybe it’s an alien spacecraft.

Scientists have been puzzling over Oumuamua ever since the mysterious space object was observed tumbling past the sun in late 2017. Given its high speed and its unusual trajectory, the reddish, stadium-sized whatever-it-is had clearly come from outside our solar system. But its flattened, elongated shape and the way it accelerated on its way through the solar system set it apart from conventional asteroids and comets.

Now a pair of Harvard researchers are raising the possibility that Oumuamua is an alien spacecraft. As they say in a paper to be published Nov. 12 in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, the object “may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization.”

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

‘Sociopath’ 15-Year-Old is Held Without Bail After He Took 30 Minutes and Two Attempts to Strangle His Architect Mother to Death as She Fought for Her Life in a Row Over His D Grade

A 15-year-old ‘sociopath’ who spent half an hour throttling his mother to death with his bare hands as she fought for her life after a row over bad grades appeared in court on Sunday where he was denied bail and remanded in custody.

Gregory Logan Ramos murdered mother Gail Cleavenger, 46, in her own bed at their family home in Florida shortly after midnight on Friday last week.

He then enlisted two of his friends to help him stage a burglary in his home and called 911 to report his mother missing.

Gregory was arrested after confessing to killing his mother it during police questioning.

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood described the schoolboy as ‘soulless’, said he showed no remorse, and is ‘among the top three sociopaths I have ever encountered’.

In his police confession, Ramos told how he had argued with his mother on Thursday evening after getting a D grade at school.

Prosecutors are now weighing up whether or not to charge Ramos as an adult.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Dems Are Mad as Hell

It’s not a surprise we see this consistent reaction of rage and hatred coming from the Democratic Party leadership, or the leftist mainstream media. The entire group of them does hate Trump, and their pogrom to destroy him has been ramping up into our discourse since Trump declared his candidacy. I think most of us know that they hate us, as well.

My take is simple. This has been a coordinated effort on the left to take Trump out. Destroy him, and his family. Sadly, it has taken over the left. Its main success has been keeping most on the center-left filled with 24/7 hate. I originally thought they would eventually have to pull back from this effort. I couldn’t imagine that they would still be developing and making up new reasons to hate Trump several times a week for two years.

Unfortunately, the left did it. And they did it with relish, with gusto, and with blinders on. The media, bless their hearts, stoked the flames. Their staggering hatred, their staggering bias is there for all to see. Most recently, look at the week of outrage about Trump calling himself a nationalist. Then look at the reporting about the Synagogue murders. They actually blamed Trump for that. Why not? They blamed him for everything else. The problem is, this heinous act was done by a man who hated Jews, hating Trump because of his alliance with Israel and support of the Jewish people.

Wrap your mind around that. The media used this anti-Trumper as an example of Trump’s anti-Semitism. That’s how crazy they are. A man who has a Jewish son-in-law, daughter and grandchildren. One who has been supportive of Jews for a long time. No lie is too big, no slander is too big to keep the climate of hatred going. They need their “experts” to slam Trump, truth be damned. IT’S Despicable.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Admin Eyes Big Tech Antitrust Violations

Including commerce giant Amazon

President Donald Trump said his administration is looking into antitrust violations by Amazon, Facebook and Google parent Alphabet.

In a video interview with Axios’ Jonathan Swan and Jim VandeHei that aired on Sunday, Trump said he’s “not looking to hurt” the U.S. tech giants but is considering action.

“We are looking at [antitrust] very seriously,” Trump said. “Look, that doesn’t mean we’re doing it, but we’re certainly looking and I think most people surmise that, I would imagine.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

U.S. Officially the World’s Largest Crude Oil Producer

In an interview with CNNMoney in June, Pioneer Natural Resources Chairman Scott Sheffield said he expected U.S. crude oil production to surpass 11 million barrels a day by this fall, making the United States the world’s top oil producer. Right on schedule the Energy Information Administration announced on Thursday that the U.S. oil industry produced 11.3 million barrels of crude oil a day during August, an increase of 416,000 barrels from the previous month and topping production from Saudi Arabia and Russia. That level of crude oil production is more than 2 million barrels a day ahead of August 2017, the largest increase over any 12-month period in U.S. history.

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

University Lecturer Caught Stealing GOP Yard Signs in New York

A lecturer at the State University of New York at New Paltz was caught on video stealing Republican yard signs in New York.

Laura Ebert, who is an economics lecturer, has been charged with misdemeanor larceny for stealing signs endorsing Rep. John Faso (R., N.Y.) for Congress and Marc Molinaro, the GOP gubernatorial candidate in New York. Video shows Ebert pulling up to a woman’s front yard, getting out, and putting the political signs in her pickup truck.

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

Want a Communist USA? Vote Democrat on Tuesday

(Daily Headlines) Today’s Democrat is not really a Democrat. As far back as the 1930s, the Soviet Union targeted the Democrat Party for infiltration. They were wildly successful during that time, especially in planting Soviet agents throughout the FDR administration. Those Soviet agents helped direct our war effort to save the USSR from the Nazis, wrote the founding document that formed the UN, created the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and saw to it that Mao’s Communists would take over China.

It only got better. Immediately following our victory in WW II, Soviet agents working in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor to the CIA, saw to it that the American military was directed to Communist and pro-Communist Germans in the reconstruction of Germany, while anti-Communist Germans were discredited. They also sought to ensure only pro-Mao OSS agents advanced in the Chinese theater of operations. In the critical time before Mao’s Communists defeated Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists, Soviet agents in the Truman administration successfully prevented critical support from reaching Chiang.

Senator Joseph McCarthy, who correctly identified Communists working in the U.S. government, was successfully discredited by a vigorous, Communist inspired campaign, aided by McCarthy’s political and bureaucratic opponents.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

Woman Cons Generous Trump Supporters Out of $150,000, Is Hailed as a Social Justice Hero

Thief ‘owns the racists’ by proving Trump supporters aren’t racist

A black woman conned generous Trump supporters out of $150,000 to ‘own the racists’ and was hailed as a social justice hero, despite inadvertently proving that Trump supporters are not racist.

The woman, who changed her name to ‘reformed republican’ on Twitter, tweeted, “I will not hide any longer,, the left has made us feel as if us black republicans should hide!! but not anymore!! #BlacksForTrump #WalkAway #maga.”

She then amped up the scam by claiming her parents had disowned her for supporting Trump before posting a GoFundMe link for people to donate.

After conning Trump supporters out of around $150,000, she justified it by asserting, “stealing from republicans isn’t bad because republicans arent ppl.”

The woman’s goal was apparently not just to make money, but to highlight the racism of Trump supporters (the same ones who’d just generously donated $150,000 to an African-American woman).

“Trump is a racist, homophobic, transphobic, bigot AND YOU THINK MY BLACK ASS WOULD SUPPORT THAT ROTTING CARROT?? ridiculous,” she tweeted.

Numerous left-wing websites subsequently celebrated the scam, with Pink News noting how the woman was “praised” as a “hero” for the stunt.

In reality, all she proved was that Trump supporters are generous towards black people (ie not racist) and she is a liar and thief who has most likely committed a criminal offense.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Boris: May’s ‘Stinker’ Brexit Deal Will Leave Brits as ‘Non-Voting Members of the EU’

Boris Johnson has weighed in on Theresa May’s reportedly imminent Brexit deal with the European Union, which is expected to keep the United Kingdom inside the bloc’s Customs Union.

“If this is indeed the deal that is to be placed before Cabinet on Tuesday, it is an absolute stinker,” wrote the former Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary and two-time Mayor of London in The Sun.

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

British Army Opens Recruitment to Foreigners From 53 Commonwealth Nations Amidst Personnel Shortage

Foreign nationals from Commonwealth nations who have never lived in the UK will be allowed to join the British Armed Forces, with African media outlets already advertising the news.

Ministry of Defence chiefs hope scrapping current residency requirements for Commonwealth citizens will boost the number of foreign personnel enlisted each year from 200 to 1,350, against the backdrop of army bosses struggling to hit recruitment targets, the Daily Telegraph reports.

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

France: Women Increasingly Harassed in Multicultural Paris District Labelled “Hell”

Last year a petition, signed by a group of local women, attempted to call attention to the situation in the Chapelle-Pajol district in northern Paris, the women now claim it has become even worse than before, Le Parisien reports.

“The situation has worsened. Of course, since these men are more and more numerous. Like many others, I gave up taking the metro to La Chapelle, to cross the square … Even at a running pace,” a local woman wishing not to be identified said.

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

Italian Minister Backs Trump’s Economic Policies and Predicts More EU Countries Will Follow

Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister, Luigi Di Maio, has publicly backed President Donald Trump’s economic policies. He has also warned the EU against ‘failed’ austerity theories.

Mr. Di Maio, leader of Italy’s coalition party Five Star Movement, praised President Trump’s tax cuts and spending saying Europe will follow over the next ten years.

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

Italy: Nunciature Bones Not Too Degraded — Pathologist

Expert to start examining them Monday afternoon

(ANSA) — Rome, November 5 — Bones found at the Vatican nunciature to Italy last week which have reopened the case of the disappearance of two 15-year-old girls in Rome in 1983 are “not too degraded”, a Vatican-appointed pathologist said Monday.

Gianni Arcudi, director of Pathology at Rome’s Tor Vergata University, said examination of the bones would start Monday afternoon.

“At first sight they do not seem too degraded, even though they were buried in a damp patch of earth, but we’ll only know for certain once we have cleaned the bones”.

The sex of the bones will be revealed early this week, perhaps as early as Monday, sources have said.

The date of death and possible DNA identification will take several more days after that, they said.

A molar has been examined and is probably a wisdom tooth, sources said.

A breakthrough in the case of Emanuela Orlandi, the daughter of a Vatican employee, may have arrived after the Vatican said the human bones were found in a basement area linked to its nunciature to Italy in Rome’s Via Po next to the Italian capital’s famous Villa Borghese museum.

The Vatican said it had called in the Italian authorities after the remains were found during renovation work.

Another possibility is that the bones belong to Mirella Gregori, another 15-year-old girl who went missing in Rome in 1983, within weeks of Orlandi.

Rome prosecutors have opened a murder probe.

Investigators are comparing the cranium and teeth with the DNA of Orlandi and Gregori.

It will take “from seven to 10 days” to examine the DNA, sources told ANSA.

A preliminary examination of pelvic bones found at the nunciature has confirmed that they belong to a woman’s body, ANSA sources said.

Four workers discovered the bones, judicial sources said Wednesday.

They reportedly told prosecutors “we were digging, we had removed the pavement, then we saw the bones and we immediately raised the alarm”, judicial sources said.

Emanuela Orlandi’s brother Pietro said “the news should fill us with joy but if the bones turned out to be Emanuela’s it’s as if she died today”.

He said “if this is the truth it’s important for it to come out. I want to know why Emanuela was in that place and who brought her there”.

A lawyer representing Orland’s family demanded more details after the discovery of the remains in the nunciature.

“We will ask the Rome prosecutors’ office and the Holy See how the bones were found and why the find has been related to the disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi and Mirella Gregori,” said the lawyer, Laura Sgrò.

“The statement released yesterday by the Holy See does not provide much information,” Sgrò said.

The bones may well belong to two people, well-informed sources said later Wednesday.

The sources said that workers employed in renovation work at the site found nearly a whole skeleton and, in another point, bone fragments.

Manuela Orlandi’s father Pietro met with prosecutors later, Sgrò said.

“There is a preliminary investigation in course and we hope to have more detailed information in the next few days,” the lawyer said.

Gregori’s sister Maria Antonietta told ANSA: “I don’t want to delude myself, I want to stay with my feet on the ground but in my heart I hope that those bones belong to Mirella, so we can put an end to this affair and I would have a place to go to mourn and take a flower to my sister”.

She said “the investigators have our DNA, they took it when some bones were found in the basilica of Sant’Apollinare (Saint Apollinaire)”.

The Orlandi case has spawned several theories over the years, including that she was murdered to gain traction to have pope John Paul II’s Turkish shooter Mehmet Ali Agca freed, or that organised crime was involved.

Ali Agca was questioned in the case.

In 2016 investigations into the case were shelved.

Six people including a priest were implicated in the investigations on suspicion of complicity in abduction and murder.

All but one had links with the Banda della Magliana, a now-defunct crime gang based in Rome.

In September last year the Vatican described as “false and ridiculous” reports that the Vatican had spend large amounts of money on the case.

In an article published by La Repubblica, Italian investigative reporter Emiliano Fittipaldi wrote about a leaked document that allegedly showed the Vatican spent over 483 million lira, around 250,000 euros, on the case between 1983 and 1997.

In the piece, Fittipaldi reported money went to a pensioner in London and medical expenses in the British capital.

Fittipaldi has written books in the past with revelations linked to the two VatiLeaks scandals featuring embarrassing leaks of confidential documents.

In 2016 Italian film director Roberto Faenza said his latest movie “The Truth is in the Sky” was aimed at encouraging authorities to reopen the Orlandi case.

The film, inspired by Vito Bruschini’s “The Truth on the Orlandi Case” book, tells the story of an English TV station which sends a journalist to Rome to investigate the origins of the Mafia Capitale scandal involving city authorities’ links to criminal organisations.

“The Truth is in the Sky” is a phrase that Pope Francis said when he met Orlandi’s family in the Vatican, Faenza said, adding that in fact he believes the truth is on earth and his film is aimed at encouraging investigators to keep pursuing it.

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Italy: 12 Storm Deaths in Sicily With Illegal Building Blamed

Orange alert Monday in Veneto, Piedmont, Emilia Romagna, Lazio

(ANSA) — Palermo, November 12 — Thunderstorms caused 12 more storm deaths in Sicily at the weekend bringing to 32 the Italy death toll since the extreme weather started battering the country 10 days ago.

Nine people from two families including two small children died in a deluge of water and mud when a river broke its banks at Casteldaccia in Sicily, local sources said.

They were living in a building that had been built illegally, the sources said.

Another three people were killed across the southern Italian island at the weekend.

There is an orange weather alert Monday in Veneto, Piedmont, Emilia Romagna and Lazio. Premier Giuseppe Conte announced one billion euros in funding to fix “hydrogeological instability” across the length and breadth of Italy.

Interior Minister and League leader Matteo Salvini asked for 40 billion.

Meanwhile the centre-left Democratic Party blamed many of the deaths on amnesties on illegal buildings over the years, some of them voted for by the League.

Salvini retorted that “salon environmentalism” was to blame, preventing trees from being cut down and water courses altered to stave off risk.

On Monday Premier Conte said before leaving for Algiers: “I will speak with the Algerian prime minister about Sicily, where I went yesterday after the violent wave of bad weather, which caused many, too many deaths”.

It was also announced that the nine killed at Casteldaccia will be buried in Palermo Cathedral on Tuesday.

Meanwhile the Regional Administrative Court (TAR) of Palermo said the villa that housed the victims should have been demolished. Economy Undersecretary Massimo Garavaglia said funds to remedy hydrogeological instability would be included in the 2019 budget bill.

Environment Minister Sergio Costa said “we need a fast norm to demolish illegal and dangerous buildings.” “A special group will study the problem,” he said.

“Illegal building has a very old history in Italy,” he said.

Costa also said the government’s ministers were working hard to try to allocate EU funds to tackle the emergency.

Far north in Veneto, over one billion euros of damage has been done and whole forests have been flattened by high winds.

Veneto Governor Luca Zaia has asked for a state of calamity to be declared, as has Liguria Governor Giovanni Toti on the other side of Italy.

The European Commission is in close contact with Italy’s civil defence department over the deadly storms that have hit Italy killing over 30 people, EC Spokesperson Margaritis Schinas said Monday.

“Our thoughts go out to our Italian friends after the heavy rains and flooding, we voice our condolences to the victims’ families,” he said after the latest 12 deaths in Sicily.

“We hail the tireless work of the rescue teams, our emergency response coordination centre is in close and permanent contact with the Italian civil protection department and is watching over the situation”.

European Aid Commissioner Christos Stylianides will meet Civil Protection Director-General Agostino Miozzo on Monday to discuss Italy’s storm deaths and damage and “determine the next steps”, Schinas said.

Schinas said the Copernicus satellite system had been activated at Italy’s request to map the areas hit by the storms, in Sicily and Veneto.

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Italy: Ferrari Deliveries 10.6% Up, Adjusted Ebitda Up 4.7% Q3

‘Towards another great year’

(ANSA) — Turin, November 5 — Ferrari ended the third quarter “with results in line with 2018 targets, towards another great year,” the carmaker said Monday.

Total deliveries were 2,262 units, 19.6% up, and net revenue amounted to 838 million, up 0.3%.

Ferrari ended the quarter with an adjusted EBITDA of 278 million euros, 4.7% up.

Ferrari confirmed its 2018 targets of deliveries above 9,000 including supercars, net revenue up 3.4 billion euros, adjusted EBITDA up 1.1 billion euros, and net industrial debt below 350 million euros.

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KMV: To Assume PepsiCo in Slovakia, Czechia and Hungary

Green Light from anti-monopoly regulators in the three countries

(ANSA) — UDINE, 4 NOV — Karlovarske mineralni vody (KMV), a Czech-Italian company, the biggest producer of mineral and spring water in the Czech Republic, based in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), has received a green light from the Czech, Slovak and Hungarian anti-monopoly regulators to assume the assets of PepsiCo in the three countries, Tasr reported. The acquisition, which was announced earlier this year, was okayed this week by the Czech regulator as the last authority in the three countries.

KMV claims that the deal has made it Central Europe’s biggest distributor of non-alcoholic beverages. “The acquisition will be formally concluded in the next few months,” said KMV owner Alessandro Pasquale.

Its current portfolio includes brands such as Mattoni, Magnesia, Aquila and Podebradka, a total of eleven plants and 2,400 employees, Tasr also reported. By assuming PepsiCo’s branches, KMV has taken over three companies with two plants and another 900 employees in total. As part of the deal, KMV has acquired several well-known brands, including Pepsi, Mirinda, 7Up and Lay’s.

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‘Macron is Afraid!’ Salvini Sends European Parliament Elections Warning

ITALY’S populist deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, has accused French president Emmanuel Macron of trying to manipulate public opinion ahead of next May’s European Parliament election by depicting him as a “bogeyman”.

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Salvini Borders on Nationalism, Xenophobia — Moscovici

‘But Italy a great democracy, hope it stays so’

(ANSA — Paris, November 5 — Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini borders on nationalism and xenophobia, European Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Monday.

Moscovici said the anti-migrant Euroskeptic League leader “does not embody what I love, Signor Salvini is a far-right leader, an ally of Madame Le Pen, who continually borders on nationalism and xenophobia,” he said.

“But,” he added, “Italy remains a great democracy and I hope its stays that way”.

Premier Giuseppe Conte said Moscovici “should be more cautious” in his public statements and that he hoped the Commission would not be unduly influenced.

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Shooting in Sweden Leaves 7 Wounded — Police Have Arrested 12 Suspects

On 3 November police were called to the small industrial town of Molnlycke, southeast of Goteborg, where they found “several injured people” following a shooting outside an entertainment venue which had been hosting a party.

It is unclear what events led up to the shooting, however it is being investigated as attempted murder as seven were injured.

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Swedish Parliament to Vote on Center-Right PM Candidate Next Week

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) — The speaker of Sweden’s parliament called on Monday a vote to elect center-right leader Ulf Kristersson as the next prime minister, but acknowledged his attempt to break a post-election deadlock had no guarantee of success.

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The State of Brexit: Where EU Negotiations Stand as Deal Deadline Looms

With the March 2019 deadline for Brexit looming, Prime Minister Theresa May will have to clinch a deal — or not — with the European Union soon.

Any negotiated settlement with the EU will have to be ratified by both the British Parliament and the European Parliament. This means the window for a deal to be struck in time for Brexit day in March — enshrined in British law but not necessarily impossible to change, should Remain-leaning Members of Parlaiment act decisively — is now very small.

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Turkish Mosques in the Netherlands Want to Silence Wilders and Want His Twitter Account to be Removed

A foundation for the 144 Turkish mosques in the Netherlands is demanding that Twitter removes the account of PVV leader Geert Wilders.

The Turkish-Islamic Cultural Federation (TICF) considers many of Wilders’ statements to be contrary to Twitter’s terms of use.

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UK: Boy, 16, ‘Killed a Leading University Lecturer With a Hammer, Knife and an Electric Drill at the 54-Year-Old’s £200,000 Home’

A 16-year-old boy has appeared in court accused of using a hammer, a knife and an electric drill to murder a university lecturer.

Dr Barry Hounsome, 54, died after being attacked with a hammer, knife and an electric drill at his £200,000 home in Gosport, Hampshire, on Monday October 29.

He was an academic who had carried out research into dementia and Parkinson’s disease and had previously worked at Southampton and Bangor universities.

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UK: Khan Says it Could Take Ten Years to Solve London Knife Crime After Fourth Fatal Stabbing in Five Days

Labour’s London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said that it could take a decade to solve London’s knife crime epidemic after the capital saw its fourth fatal stabbing in five days.

The left-wing Mayor insisted that London was a “safe, global city” and told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Monday that “the rise in violent crime is unacceptable” and “to really make significant progress” in stopping the knife crime wave, it “can take up to ten years”.

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UK: Peter Hitchens: If Moaning Cut Crime We’d Have the Best Police in the World

[…]

Marinated for years in a sauce of Left-wing rubbish about crime being caused by poverty and suffering, not to mention the other rubbish about hate crimes, they simply do not — as we would do — side with the man who has had his home violated and tried to defend it.

They treat such a man as if he were a criminal. We know about their reluctance to investigate burglaries, not surprising when this crime is now out of control. …

When New Labour came into power in 1997, MI5’s huge files on Left-wing subversion were destroyed, a decision which greatly suited the many covert ex-Marxists in the Blair hierarchy.

This was quickly followed by a politically correct inquisition which transformed the Security Service into a nest of fashionable liberalism.

It was supposed to concentrate on way-out Islamists. But now we learn that it is to ‘take the lead in combating Right-wing terrorism’. …

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UK: Pakistani Gang Rapist Told Victim’s Mother: Politically Correct Police ‘Won’t Touch Us’

The mother of a Huddersfield grooming gang victim said her daughter’s rapist told her the police “won’t touch me, they don’t like us P***s”.

The mother of ‘Girl L’ told the Huddersfield Examiner that she had struggled to get West Yorkshire Police to take her complaints of grooming and abuse against her daughter seriously, and several times told the rapists to stay away from her daughter.

On one occasion, she said she told Irfan Ahmed (also known as ‘Finny’, pictured above, left) on the telephone: “I’ve reported you to the police for child sexual exploitation.”

To which, she said Ahmed replied: “Bring it on, they won’t touch me, they don’t like us P***s.”

“I would speak to them and then they’d threaten me,” she explained, and went on to describe how pleas to the police were ignored.

“We were passing all this information on and all they would say is ‘we’re building up intelligence’ and this went on for years,” she said, and added that “I believe that we were told that they weren’t going to do anything about it.”

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UK: Parliament Square, Whitehall Locked Down by London Police Following ‘Suspicious Package’ Alert

The Parliament Square and Whitehall — the streets at the heart of British government were shut down by London police Monday evening due to an ‘incident’ surrounding a suspicious package.

Police shut down Whitehall — the historic avenue along which Britain’s government ministries and top military buildings are located — and the square outside the nation’s houses of Parliament after what was described as a “suspicious package” triggered an alert.

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EU Now Considering Iran Sanctions After Assassination Plot Uncovered

European leaders critical of Donald Trump’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran are now considering their own, after an alleged assassination plot in Denmark.

Danish diplomats have asked for EU-level support after their intelligence services arrested an Iranian suspect with Norwegian citizenship who is allegedly connected to a plot to murder an Iranian opposition figure in their country, Fox News reports.

The call is said to have won “broad support” in a meeting of EU ambassadors, with at least eight countries backing the sanctions call.

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Italy Among 8 Countries Exempted From US Iran Sanctions

Also China, India, South Korea, Turkey, Greece, Japan, Taiwan

(ANSA) — Washington, November 5 — Italy is among the eight countries that will be exempt from US sanctions on Iran and which will temporarily be able to continue to import oil from Iran, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced Monday.

The other countries are China, India, South Korea, Turkey, Greece, Japan and Taiwan.

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Kuwait: Crackdown Launched on Halloween Parties, Immoral Activities in Abu Al- Hassaniya, Sharq and Salmiya Area

1 day ago

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 4: A squad from Criminal Investigations Department raided three cafe’s that were transformed into locations for holding mixed Halloween parties and other immoral activities, reports Al-Rai daily.

When the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the plan to hold Halloween parties in cafe’s in Abu Al- Hassaniya, Sharq and Salmiya area, and that the owners of these cafe’s had sent invitations to their male and female customers via SMS, undercover teams were formed and sent to these locations.

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Asia Bibi: Pakistan’s Judicial Betrayal

The joy over the acquittal of Asia Bibi lasted barely 24 hours. The Christian mother of five from Pakistan was forced to spend eight years in prison, much of the time on death row, ostensibly for “blasphemy,” before the Supreme Court cleared her of any offense.

“I can’t believe what I am hearing, will I go out now? Will they let me out, really?”, Asia Bibi said by phone after the historic sentence, according to AFP news agency.

Unfortunately, massive street protests by extremist Muslims immediately erupted to pressure the government to delay her release. The phone network in some areas was suspended for reasons of “security”. Rioting caused schools in Islamabad, Punjab and Kashmir to close. Roads were blocked, paralyzing parts of Islamabad, Lahore and other cities. Christian schools warned parents to come and get their children for fear of violence. Churches were put on high alert. Protesters hold placards that read: “Hang Asia Bibi”.

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UP Woman Died During Abortion, Boyfriend Threw Her Body in Jungle: Police

The investigation led the police to her boyfriend. “It was later discovered that the man, identified as Hussain, threw his girlfriend’s body in a forest after she died during the abortion attempt,” the police said.

Muzaffarnagar:

A man was arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar in connection with the death of his girlfriend in Kutubpur village, police said today.

The woman’s body was found near a forest in Muzaffarnagar On September 18, following which an investigation was started, Senior Superintendent of Police Sudhir Kumar said.

It was found that the woman — Asmin — was pregnant, and died during an abortion attempt, Mr Kumar told news agency PTI.

The investigation led the police to her boyfriend. “It was later discovered that the man, identified as Hussain, threw his girlfriend’s body in a forest after she died during the abortion attempt,” Mr Kumar said.

He said that a case was filed against Hussain under section 304-A — Punishment for culpable homicide — under the Indian Penal Code.

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Hungarian Prime Minister Visits Chinese Trade Expo in Shanghai

Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrived in Shanghai on Sunday to attend a major import expo. Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has opened a Hungarian trade house in Shanghai on Sunday, stressing that China provides a great market for high-quality Hungarian goods and services.

On Monday, Orban is scheduled to address a plenary session of an international business forum taking place at the venue of the China International Import Expo (CIIE).

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Brazen ‘Criminals’ As Young as 14 Are Accused of Running an Elaborate Bank Card Scam ‘To Swindle Businesses Out of Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars’

Brazen criminals as young as just 14 are behind an elaborate bank card scam costing businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars, police allege.

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Married Indian Car Rental Owner, 45, Is Jailed for Five Years and Faces Deportation After Luring an Employee to His Home to Rape Her

Guarav Nautiyal, 45, who moved to Australia in 2015 on a skilled migrant visa, also faces deportation back to India after he has served his sentence.

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Second Member of a ‘Chinese Baby Formula Gang’ Is Charged With Stealing Milk Powder to Sell Overseas Just Months After the Alleged Ringleader 48, Was ‘Caught With 4,000 Tins’

A second alleged member of a Sydney baby formula gang has been charged with stealing the product from grocery store shelves after being arrested at Dundas Valley on Monday.

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Mexican Scientists Discover New Species of Sea Anemone

Mexico, Nov. 5 (Notimex).— Scientists from the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur (UABCS, for its acronym in Spanish) identified a new genus and species of sea anemone.

This work is the result of Polet Yamaly Barragan Marin, who joined the master’s program in marine and coastal sciences (Cimaco, for its acronym in Spanish) of the university institution, and had the support of scientists from the Research Program for the Conservation of the Reef Fauna, from the same university.

The species was named Tenactis riosmenai, in homage to the Mexican marine botanist Rafael Riosmena Rodriguez (1966-2016).

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“I Have Decided to Earmark $500 Million for Investments That Specifically Address the Needs of Migrants, Refugees and Host Communities, “ Soros Wrote in the Wall Street Journal.

Democratic donor George Soros earmarked half a billion dollars in 2016 to support migrants, writing that “harnessing the power of the private sector” is critical to support the “tens of millions of people [who] are on the move, fleeing their home countries in search of a better life abroad.”

“I have decided to earmark $500 million for investments that specifically address the needs of migrants, refugees and host communities,” Soros wrote in The Wall Street Journal. “I will invest in startups, established companies, social-impact initiatives and businesses founded by migrants and refugees themselves. Although my main concern is to help migrants and refugees arriving in Europe, I will be looking for good investment ideas that will benefit migrants all over the world.”

“We will also work closely with organizations such as the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Rescue Committee to establish principles to guide our investments,” he added.

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20,000 Armed Migrants Attack Croatia’s Border to Move Into the EU, Official Warns

The Bosnian-Croatian border is under continuous attacks by an armed mob of more than 20,000 migrants, an official tells Austria’s Kronen Zeitung.

The border at Velika-Kladusa is only 224 kilometres from Austria and more than 20,000 migrants hope to break it to move into Central Europe, the expert states.

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Artificial Intelligence to Interview and Detect Lying Asylum Seekers

Lie detectors based on AI will interview migrants arriving in the EU in order to determine if they have valid asylum reasons — or if they are economic migrants with made-up background stories and identities.

A trial of AI-controlled lie detectors called “Inorder CTRL” will be carried out at border stations in the three EU countries Hungary, Greece and Latvia, in 2019.

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Could Merkel’s Departure Lead to a New ‘Anti-Migration’ Coalition in Germany?

Alexander Gauland the leader of Alternative for Germany (AfD), believes working with Spahn or Merz, both candidates for Merkel’s chairmanship could be possible.

Since Angela Merkel recently announced stepping down as the party leader and not wanting to seek further political office once her legislative period ends in 2021 both of them have been presented as possible successors.

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Exclusive: 6-in-10 Want Troops to Stop the Migrant Caravan, 51% Hispanics Agree

A majority of the country, including 51 percent of Hispanics, back President Trump’s move to send troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to block the swelling caravan of Latin American migrantsfrom entering, according to a new survey.

Overall, 57 percent of likely voters agree with the Pentagon deployment, and the support is largest among the base of Republicans and older Americans that President Trump is rallying in his effort as he storms the nation to help the party retain control of the House and Senate elections in Tuesday’s congressional midterms.

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German Jews Want Anti-Semitism Classes for Arab-Muslim Migrants

A leader of Germany’s Central Council of Jews said Sunday he wants to combat anti-Semitism among new Arab-Muslim migrants through a government education program.

Vice President Abraham Lehrer told the Protestant Press Service he believes anti-Semitism among immigrants will become more of a problem as they become more settled in Germany, Welt reports.

“The problem of immigrant Arab-Islamic anti-Semitism still lies ahead of us. Many of these people were influenced by regimes in which anti-Semitism is part of the rationale of the state and the Jewish state is denied the right to existence,” Mr. Lehrer said.

He believes that once new immigrants are settled in their jobs and housing, Islamic anti-Semitism will have a greater bearing and people will express their opinions openly against Germany’s Jewish population. Mr. Lehrer continued:

[Comment: Ignorance of Islam on full display. ]

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Illegal Migrant Vandalises Grave of Stockholm Terror Victim 30 Times — Swedish Police Do Nothing

11-year-old Ebba Åkerlund was brutally murdered by the illegal migrant Rakhmat Akilov in a terror attack on Drottninggatan in Stockholm last April.

Now another illegal migrant has vandalised Ebba’s tomb on more than 30 occasions.

On several of these occasions, the man has been arrested by the police, but then released after an hour’s interrogation instead of being expelled from the country in accordance with the expulsion order.

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Mass Migration: Mortal Threat to Red State America

Most legal scholars do not think Trump can, by executive order, determine who is or is not a citizen under the 14th Amendment.

Yet should Trump issue an executive order and lose in the Supreme Court, the controversy could raise public consciousness and force Congress to enact legislation to clarify what the 14th Amendment precisely means. Only Canada and the United States, among advanced nations, have birthright citizenship. No European country does. And the Conservative Party in Canada is moving to end it. Does it make sense to grant all the honor, privileges and rights of lifetime U.S. citizenship to anyone who can fly to the U.S. or evade the Border Patrol and have a baby?

Nor is this a small matter. The Pew Hispanic Center estimates that 6 percent of U.S. births (250,000 per year) are to undocumented immigrants.

Yet that 250,000 is a drop in the bucket compared to the total number of immigrants now coming. In 2016, President Obama’s last full year, 1.75 million legal and illegal immigrants arrived, a record.

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Media-Approved Election Meddling: ‘Immigrants Who Can’t Vote Work to Influence Midterm Elections’

This is blatant election meddling on behalf of foreign powers seeking to open our borders

Foreigners meddling in our elections is A-OK as long as they’re working for Democrats!

— From the Miami Herald, “These immigrants can’t vote. So they’re working hard to influence those who can”:

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Report: 20,000 Migrants ‘Almost All Armed With Knives’ To Cross Europe’s External Border

A breakthrough of more than 20,000 migrants preparing to cross the Bosnia-Croatia border and on to European Union (EU) nations is imminent, according to Austrian intelligence, which warns many are “armed”.

Migrant attempts to break into the EU have grown increasingly bold and forceful, with police and illegal immigrants injured in several clashes since the middle of October, when hundreds began camping at the border — reportedly after having been given misinformation that Croatia was set to open its frontiers.

According to Italian news agency ANSA, local media reports the groups send numbers of young people and children towards the police line to chant “open border, open border”, while clashes see mobs of young men charge at police, and throw stones and other projectiles.

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Socialist Dream Gone Wrong: Sweden Sees Problematic Unemployment Levels Among Migrants

Sweden’s goal to reach the lowest unemployment rate in Europe is becoming more and more unrealistic. In the EU’s unemployment ranking the country has fallen from 12th place 18th place in four years.

This is a trend that is the opposite of the government’s goal to reach the EU’s lowest unemployment rate by 2020.

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Spain Says 13 Migrants Killed, 80 Rescued at Sea

MADRID, Nov 6 — Thirteen sub-Saharan African migrants died and another 80 were rescued at sea after they tried to reach Spain in two boats from the North African coast, Spanish authorities said yesterday.

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UK: Furious Parents Remove Children From School Over Claims ‘Intimidating’ 30-Year-Old Asylum Seeker ‘Father-of-Two’ Was Posing as 15-Year-Old Pupil Due to Take His Mock Maths GCSE Today

A growing number of angry parents are withdrawing their children from a school over claims that one of its pupils is really a man aged up to 30 years old.

Parents are said to be furious that they have had no undertaking to confirm that the 6ft 1in tall pupil will not be returning to Stoke High School in Ipswich, Suffolk.

The Year 11 pupil who claims to be aged 15 but looks far older had been due to take his mock GCSE maths exam today, but he has not been seen at the school since Thursday morning.

The school which is run by the Ormiston Academies Trust wrote to parents about the boy for the first time today to confirm that the Home Office was investigating his status.

The pupil who is believed to be Iranian is thought to have arrived in the UK via Germany as an asylum seeker and told immigration authorities that he was aged 15.

But his classmates quickly became suspicious that he was much older and found his apparent Facebook page showing old pictures of him with a full beard, a hairy chest and swigging a beer.

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Facebook Apologizes, Then Deletes More ‘Graphic’ Pro-Life Ads

Even though 56 percent of America is pro-life, Facebook still deems pro-life ads as unacceptable for its platform.

The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List has had ads deleted from its Facebook page a total of six times, according to the Daily Caller. On November 1, Facebook apologized for deleting one ad, saying that it was a “mistake,” but then turned around and deleted another ad running in Montana.

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Gay Sauna Under Fire for Booting Transgender

A gay sauna has found itself in an equality row after asking a transgender man without a penis to leave their nude bath house.

Staff at Sailors Sauna, in east London, told a male patron, who is female by birth, that he could not use their facilities because they did not want to breach their licence, which categorized the hot house as a ‘ male space.’

The 26-year-old, whose identity is unknown, attempted to use the sauna with a friend on Monday night before another customer informed staff that “a woman was using the venue”.

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In France, Spate of Homophobic Attacks on Record is Just ‘The Tip of the Iceberg’

An increasing number of victims of anti-LGBT violence in France have spoken out over recent weeks, as rights groups have warned of a spike in attacks and the government has confirmed a 15 percent increase since the start of 2018.

In a photo taken two days after his assault in France’s northern cathedral city of Rouen on October 24, Romain* still bears the marks of the attack. He was ambushed while leaving a nightclub and forced into the back of a car, where “they hit me in the face, all over the body, everywhere — at one point, my head hit the rear window like a bullet […] I thought I was going to die”, this 30-year-old gay man told the site Gayviking.

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Male Teacher Disciplined for Refusing to Watch Teen Girl Shower

A male middle-school teacher in Florida is being punished for refusing to watch a female student shower naked after physical-education class, sparking an outcry among parents and advocates for sanity everywhere. The outrageous controversy has also garnered the attention of Liberty Counsel, a Christian public-interest legal organization that is fighting to protect the teacher and the boys who wish to shower and get dressed without a girl present.

According to a report by WND, the scandal at Chasco Middle School in Land O’ Lakes, Florida, surrounds an “unwritten” transgender policy. Basically, under the scheme, boys who claim to be girls, and girls who claim to be boys, must be allowed to use the bathroom and locker room of their choice. The school’s two P.E. teachers objected, but were ordered to keep silent. In fact, they were even prohibited from warning the children so they could take cover, with the school claiming that would be “discriminatory.”

When the girl walked in unannounced and caught the boys literally with their pants down, the male students suffered embarrassment and mental anguish. Some of the boys rushed to find the teachers so the adults in the room could sort out the situation. Unfortunately, though, the teachers had been gagged by school administrators, and so they could not even answer questions about what was going on, according to Liberty Counsel.

As a result of the male teacher’s refusal to go in the locker room while a girl was naked, he was accused by school officials of not doing his supposed “job,” which includes periodically walking through the locker rooms and showers to check on the boys. He said he could not and would not knowingly place himself in a position where he would “observe a minor female in the nude or otherwise in a state of undress.” And so, he was told by school administrators that he would be transferred to another school as a disciplinary measure.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Queer Group “GAG” Claims Victory as FedEx Ends NRA Discount Program

Since its inception, Gays Against Guns — which counts several alumni of storied AIDS activist group ACT UP! among its members — set its sights on a big target: the National Rifle Association. The group even coined a campy catchphrase for the mission: “NRA, Sashay Away!”

GAG’s long-term strategy to take down the NRA started with a decision to “follow the money,” in particular, the gun lobby’s corporate partners, like Wyndham, Hertz and FedEx.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

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

  1. “The left-wing Mayor insisted that London was a “safe, global city” and told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Monday that “the rise in violent crime is unacceptable” and “to really make significant progress” in stopping the knife crime wave, it “can take up to ten years”.

    A safe global city. Why does Khan call London a “global city”. It’s actually the capital city of a nation called the United Kingdom. There is nothing of global status in London. What he means is London is a “multinationality” city. Full of immigrants from other countries. Taken in that perspective knife crime may well be less than in Islamabad or Abuja. But to suggest ten years might be needed to stop the crime wave, suggests Khan has no ideas and is failing as the city’s mayor.

    • I’m no expert on policing, but is it beyond the wit of man (sorry, humanity) to put metal detectors outside schools, nightclubs etc?

      Regarding your second paragraph, London is a major metropolis, once the centre of a great empire (for better or worse), and as such has been host to many peoples for centuries, some (Huguenots, Jews, East African Asians etc) genuine refugees. These have generally fitted in well, and should not be lumped in with more recent immigrants who have not.

  2. “Migrant attempts to break into the EU have grown increasingly bold and forceful, with police and illegal immigrants injured in several clashes since the middle of October,” I don’t understand. It doesn’t surprise me when Spaniards aren’t doing anything, but how come as impulsive as the Croatians hasn’t opened fire yet?

    “Male Teacher Disciplined for Refusing to Watch Teen Girl Shower” this seems so unnecessary…Leaving aside whether that teenager really is transsexual or not, an adult man should be capable of seeing a naked body without getting aroused. As for the other teenagers that just depends on the group, if that person in question is clearly boyish or girlish in behaviour, then the rest of the group won’t particularly care what exactly is between their legs. It actually surprises me they didn’t know there’s someone like that in their class. Or do American schools have PE with joined classes? Obviously, the solution is incredibly easy: let the transsexual person use the correct lockers, but talk with the group and the individual first and see what they’re comfortable with. If nobody has a problem with said person being present, then fine. If they do, then just ask the person in question to wait when the other boys or girls are finished and then use the lockers (the golden middle ground, really). Have the teacher present to prevent potential bullying (which should be the case anyway). I really don’t understand why Americans are so uptight when it comes to nudity.
    The above of course goes only for an actually transsexual person. A transgender snowflake will make problems no matter what solution you offer them, so there’s no need for a discussion there.

    • I think you are missing the whole point. We are talking about children between the ages of 11 – 13. If you were a parent, then you would know that children at that age are extremely self conscious when it comes to nudity. Then again, you might be a parent, but a clueless one. The teacher was absolutely right in not following a stupid rule set down by school administrators whose brains are obviously in their politically correct behinds.

      Perhaps [ad hominem redacted]. In any case, our teacher in the story has conducted himself out of a sense of propriety. He is not a sheep who obediently follows rules that do not make sense.

      Finally, as to your not understanding “why Americans are so uptight when it comes to nudity” I doubt very much that this is an observation based on your own experience.

      • You clearly didn’t read my comment right. As I pointed out, it’s a matter of discussion. Hence if the children in question are self-conscious and decline the idea, then so be it. If they have no problem with it, then so be it. If the majority has no problem with it, then the one or two extremely self-conscious children will have to deal with it. Self-conscious children will wait when the others are done either way. Or wrap a towel around their waist and put some briefs on before taking off the towel. Some children do this all the time, while others have no problem running around naked whatsoever.

        I wasn’t opposing the teacher’s decision against a gag order, I was questioning his reasoning of seeing a nude child as something wrong. There shouldn’t be anything sexual about a child for a healthy adult, so unless that’s not the case for said teacher, he shouldn’t be too worried about it. Now this should be obvious, but I feel like there’s a need to point it out in this particular discussion, there’s a difference between a male teacher being present in a boy’s locker with a transsexual child that has no problem being seen and a male teacher in a girl’s locker. Try wrapping your head around that difference.
        Bottom line is: the matter should’ve been discussed between the school, teachers and students (and possibly parents) and treated accordingly. That’s all I said previously.

        As for the nudity part, while I haven’t done any extra research on the topic, years of experience on various kinds of American websites, forums and discussions with Americans and foreigners living in America, as well as an array of movies and (news)clips from America, have told me more than enough of the general American view on nudity. Perhaps you don’t consider it as such because you don’t know the views of other parts of the world.[…]

    • Two thoughts;

      1. A nubile female is a nubile female. His big head knows what morals are, his small head is amoral. So may react… But this is not the concern.

      2. If the girl-identifying-as-boy decides, at any time, that they were really a girl all along, then that teacher has just watched a teen girl shower. And $$$ are lawyer food.

      The US attitude to guns is the same as the European attitude to nudity. Neither side gets why the other is so strange.

      • 1) Haha, true, but as long as his big head is the one he goes by, there should be no problem.

        2) Indeed that could be a problem. Perhaps the school should require a paper signed by the parents that covers such cases and protects the teachers from similar scenarios. On the other hand it’s also another problem posed by transgenderism. I’ve pointed this out several times in the past, but over here (Czechia, but the rules are, at least for now, similar across most of Europe) it’s impossible for a child (or adult) to just claim they’re the opposite gender (much less something entirely else). Various tests need to be run before anything official can be decided. And there are plenty of recorded cases where this decision was made for children as young as 5, who entered school as the opposite gender and grew up without any problems. The tests rule out children who just want to be a boy or a girl for a month or two. I don’t know the details on how they do it, but in the roughly 60 years of transsexual treatment there’s only one (as far as I’m aware, at least) case of an adult man that became a woman and wanted to go back. He eventually killed himself and so did his brother and father. The family had a bad history of mental health issues. As for public awareness, as far as I’m aware, it’s very low. Most people know transsexualism exists and transsexuals aren’t exposed by doctors or anything, which makes the whole process much easier for them. Because unlike snowflakes, actual transsexuals want to align their body with their minds and don’t want random people on the street to be able to tell they’re transitioning or whatever.
        I don’t wanna get too longwinded, but I’m sure it’s worked that way for a long time in the US too, until LGBT+ activists came up with “transgenderism” and forced it into the spotlight, effectively harming actual transsexuals as well as possibly driving many people with completely different issues into much much harder issues (imagine a teenager with depression gets convinced by tumblr he or she is actually trans, goes through a transition with little, if any psychiatric care and then realizes they did something terribly wrong and feel way worse than ever, just the thought makes me shudder).

        3) Fair enough 🙂 While I’m supportive of the public being able to defend itself, I am sometimes baffled how (aparently) easy it is to obtain some heavy arms in the US.

  3. British Army Opens Recruitment to Foreigners From 53 Commonwealth Nations Amidst Personnel Shortage

    I’m still trying to get to the bottom of it (there are several interpretations), but it appears that the media is over-hyping it to a certain extent. It is aimed primarily at Australian, New Zealand, Canadian recruits plus from other Commonwealth countries that we traditionally recruited from before Blair brought in his visa rules to stop it. When I was first in the Marines there were Australians, (White) South Africans, Southern Irish and Rhodesians serving in considerable numbers and damn good they were.

    The Gurkhas remain unaffected and will be piling in as usual and even more so if someone had the smarts to increase the size and number of their regiments. We don’t need to recruit directly from Pakistan/Bangladesh because millions are already here breeding more holy warriors irrespective of what uniform they will be wearing when their Jihad starts openly and in earnest.

    The biggest problem we face is that the traitors in Westminster are stuffing the Forces with home grown Muslims, Women and sexual deviants, all with special privileges and a lowering of standards that seriously detract from operational efficiency, so we really are up the creek without a paddle already.

  4. I heard an interview with an official from one of the local veterans associations here in Australia. Recently the traffic has been from the UK to this country so I’d assume that very small numbers of Australians would be interested.

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