Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/10/2019

In addition to moving the Brazilian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, President Jair Bolsonaro has announced that the Palestinian embassy in Brasilia will be closed. Mr. Bolsonaro said that since there is no country called “Palestine”, there should be no Palestinian embassy.

In other news, when Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal comes up for a vote in Parliament, it is expected to be defeated by a margin of 228 votes, a record for a sitting government in modern times.

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USA
» Fertility Rate for White Women Plummets Below the Limit Needed to Maintain the Population in Every Single US State
» Five Republicans Join Democrat Push to Criminalize Private Gun Sales
» Get Ready for a Financial Assault on the Second Amendment
» Justice Ginsburg is Probably Quite Ill, Physician Cautions
» National Enquirer Exposes ‘Steamy’ Trysts, Texts Between Bezos and “Raven Haired Mistress”
» Peter Schweizer’s “The Creepy Line” Takes Tech Giants to Task
» Q13 Fox Staffer Fired After TV Station Airs Altered Trump Video
» Seattle TV Station Caught Doctoring Trump’s Face During National Address
» Starbucks Installing Needle Disposal Boxes in Store Bathrooms to “Protect Employees”
» Steve Cohen Implies Trump’s ‘Audience’ Is ‘Similar’ To Ku Klux Klan
» Tax Revenues From Legalization of California Pot Sales Are 34% Below Projections
» The D in SystemD Stands for Dammmit… Security Holes Found in Linux Toolkit
» White House Prepares for Ginsburg Supreme Court Vacancy: Report
 
Canada
» Canadian Senator’s Personal Data Leaked Online in Apparent Twitter Hack
» Police in Canada Can Now Demand Breath Samples in Bars, At Home
 
Europe and the EU
» Alleged Antifa Confession to Attack on German Populist MP Emerges Online
» Alleged Rape Gang on Trial in Bradford, England
» Belgium’s Future Head Imam Filmed Calling on Allah to ‘Burn the Zionists’
» ‘Blood Was Running Down My Face’: German AfD MP Recalls Details of ‘Politically Motivated’ Attack
» British Parents Removing Children From Lessons on Islam, Report Finds
» EU Grants University Researchers 10 Million Euros to Study Islamic Qur’an
» EU Implodes: Hungary’s Orban Now Throws Weight Behind Italy and Poland’s ‘European Spring’
» Fmr. Justice Min. Can be Called to Testify in Wilders Hate Speech Trial
» Legal Aid Fund is Launched for Julian Assange Amid Fears WikiLeaks Founder is Under ‘Increasingly Serious Threat’ And Has Become ‘Isolated’ Inside Ecuadorian Embassy in London
» Macron Govt: Yellow Vests Have Destroyed 60 Percent of France’s Speed Cameras
» Macron Warning: Italy Leader Threatens EU Split by Defying France to Meet ‘Yellow Vests’
» Merkel Riots: German Chancellor Angela Merkel Sparks Violent Clash in Athens
» Merkel and Macron Pool Defence, Foreign Policy in Prototype ‘Sovereign Europe’
» Theresa May Heading for Unprecedented Defeat When Brexit Deal Comes Before Parliament
» You’ve Got Mail: Greece Universities Receive ‘Poisoned’ Envelopes With ‘Islamic Content’ From India
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Yet Another Left-Wing Couple Visits Dangerous Country to Spread Love, Disappears
 
Latin America
» As Venezuela Falls Apart, Maduro Poised for Six More Years as President
» Brazil Dissolves Its Ministry of Culture
» Ecuador Believes Assange Should Surrender to UK Authorities — Foreign Minister
» President-Elect of Brazil Plans to Close Palestinian Embassy
 
Immigration
» Channel Traffickers Brag Migrants ‘Guaranteed’ Residency, UK ‘Never Send You Back’
» Ex-Jihadist Reveals Network Smuggling Islamic Radicals to Europe as Migrants
» Flashback: Establishment Spent $1 Billion on ‘Virtual Fence’ To Avoid Building Border Fence
» Hungary’s PM Calls for an Anti-Immigrant Coup in the EU, Says He’ll Fight Macron
» Hungary’s Orban Says He ‘Must Fight’ French President Macron on Immigration
» Hungary Can be Proud That it Was the First Country to Prove That Migration Can be Stopped — PM
» ‘I Must Fight Him’ Hungary’s Orban Warns Macron He Will Resist EU ‘Pro-Immigration Forces’
» Israel vs America — the Per Capita Cost of Border Wall Construction
» Mexico Reinforces Southern Border as New Caravan Prepares for Northbound Exodus
» Poll: 63 Percent of Italians Back Salvini Migration Decree as Left-Wing Mayors Resist
» UK: Can Javid Stop the Boats?
 
Culture Wars
» Philly Archbishop: Dems’ Attacks on Catholic Nominee Show ‘Pattern of Bigoted Thinking’
 

Fertility Rate for White Women Plummets Below the Limit Needed to Maintain the Population in Every Single US State

Fertility rates for white women were down in every US state in 2017 — below the rate needed for the population to replace itself, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals.

However, among black and Hispanic women, fertility rates were up in 12 and 29 states, respectively.

When researchers looked at fertility rates for women of all age groups and races, they found that the nationwide rate was 16 percent lower than what is considered the level for a population to replace itself.

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

Five Republicans Join Democrat Push to Criminalize Private Gun Sales

Five Republican House members have joined the Democrat push to criminalize private gun sales.

The five are Reps. Peter King (R-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Chris Smith (R-NJ), and Brian Mast (R-FL).

King is a sponsor of the bill to criminalize private gun sales, standing with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) for more gun control. And Rep. Mast is continuing to show a penchant for gun control he first displayed after the Parkland school shooting, when he called for President Trump to enact a national ban on the sale of AR-15 rifles.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Get Ready for a Financial Assault on the Second Amendment

California Democrat Maxine Waters is the new chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee. To judge from the party’s past behavior and the various proposals emanating from the left, Waters’s Democrats are going to pressure banks, credit unions, and payment companies to severely curtail and even terminate their relationships with firearm manufacturers, licensed gun retailers, and law-abiding citizens exercising their right to purchase and own firearms. In other words, they will use political pressure to force private institutions into creating social policy that threatens constitutional rights.

In 2013, senior banking officials at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, with support from the Department of Justice, forced banks to dissolve their relationship with “high-risk” businesses the Obama administration found objectionable or face federal investigations, despite the legality of the businesses. Known as Operation Choke Point, the effort targeted industries including “firearms and ammunition sales, adult entertainment, check cashing, and short-term lending,” according to a report from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

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

Justice Ginsburg is Probably Quite Ill, Physician Cautions

Via Dr. Joseph Bentivegna M.D.

First of all, I wish Justice Ginsburg well. She is a courageous advocate for women’s rights and a cultural icon. But in one reads between the lines of published reports on her situation, this woman is probably quite ill.

According to Kathleen Arberg, public information officer for the Supreme Court: “Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered incidentally during tests performed at George Washington University Hospital to diagnose and treat rib fractures sustained in a fall on November 7. [2018]” According to the surgeon who operated on the justice, Dr. Valerie Rusch, both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant. However, “post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease. Scans performed before surgery indicated no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Currently, no further treatment is planned.”

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

National Enquirer Exposes ‘Steamy’ Trysts, Texts Between Bezos and “Raven Haired Mistress”

Following the revelation made by the New York Post last night that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been seeing former “Extra” host Lauren Sanchez, the National Enquirer on Thursday revealed why Bezos had come forward with his seemingly impromptu announcement of his divorce from wife MacKenzie Bezos: The gossip rag was preparing to publish an expose of his relationship with Sanchez, the culmination of a four-month investigation.

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

Peter Schweizer’s “The Creepy Line” Takes Tech Giants to Task

A new documentary, revealing the way in which the major technology companies Google and Facebook manipulate consumers through the collection of users’ data, sheds light on current controversies surrounding privacy and political bias. Called “The Creepy Line,” the film argues that even the most intelligent people among us are serving as unwitting pawns in a power grab, enabled by mathematical algorithms, without our being aware of it.

The title of the 80-minute movie is taken from a phrase used by the former CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt, who in a 2010 interview said:

“There’s what I call the ‘creepy line,’ and the Google policy about a lot of these things is to get right up to the ‘creepy line’ but not cross it.”

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

Q13 Fox Staffer Fired After TV Station Airs Altered Trump Video

A staffer at local FOX affiliate Q13 has been fired after the station aired what appears to be a doctored video of President Donald Trump’s Tuesday night speech from the Oval Office.

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

Seattle TV Station Caught Doctoring Trump’s Face During National Address

A Seattle Q13 Fox employee has been placed on leave after a disturbing “deepfake” video of President Trump aired during his national address on border security this week, according to mynorthwest.com.

In addition to dialing up the orange to oompa-loompa proportions, somehow the TV station was able to manipulate Trump on the fly to show him creepily sticking his tongue out at viewers.

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

Starbucks Installing Needle Disposal Boxes in Store Bathrooms to “Protect Employees”

Starbucks locations in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan region will be shortly introducing needle deposit boxes in store bathrooms after thousands of employees signed a petition demanding the coffee company do more to “protect employees.”

“Exposure to HIV/AIDS, Hep C, Hep B, etc. is a risk in Seattle where there is a heroin/hep c crisis. There is no vaccine for Hep C, and Starbucks refuses to comment when employees mention this risk,” the petition — posted by “Citizen Z” states. “Employees risk getting poked, and DO get poked, even when following ‘protocol’ of using gloves and tongs to dispose of used needles left in bathrooms, tampon disposal boxes, and diaper changing stations.”

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

Steve Cohen Implies Trump’s ‘Audience’ Is ‘Similar’ To Ku Klux Klan

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) implied that President Donald Trump’s Tuesday-night Oval Office address resembled Ku Klux Klan “tactics,” further deriding the president’s “audience” as similar to Ku Klux Klan membership.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Tax Revenues From Legalization of California Pot Sales Are 34% Below Projections

When Californians voted in 2016 to allow the sale of recreational marijuana, advocates of the move envisioned thousands of pot shops and cannabis farms obtaining state licenses, making the drug easily available to all adults within a short drive.

But as the first year of licensed sales comes to a close, California’s legal market hasn’t performed as state officials and the cannabis industry had hoped. Retailers and growers say they’ve been stunted by complex regulations, high taxes and decisions by most cities to ban cannabis shops. At the same time, many residents are going to city halls and courts to fight pot businesses they see as nuisances, and police chiefs are raising concerns about crime triggered by the marijuana trade.

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

The D in SystemD Stands for Dammmit… Security Holes Found in Linux Toolkit

Patches pending for distros to deal with threat of local privilege escalation to root

Security biz Qualys has revealed three vulnerabilities in a component of systemd, a system and service manager used in most major Linux distributions.

Patches for the three flaws — CVE-2018-16864, CVE-2018-16865, and CVE-2018-16866 — should appear in distro repos soon as a result of coordinated disclosure. However, Linux distributions such as Debian remain vulnerable at the moment, depending on the version you have installed.

[Comment: Never trusted systemD. Attack surface so broad it seems constructed like an NSA wet dream. Much better to use Linux distributions that do not use systemD, such as Devuan Linux or Slackware Linux (which uses BSD style init scripts).]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

White House Prepares for Ginsburg Supreme Court Vacancy: Report

The White House has been reaching out to political allies and conservative activist groups to discuss preparations for an ailing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s possible death or departure from the bench, according to Politico.

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

Canadian Senator’s Personal Data Leaked Online in Apparent Twitter Hack

Conservative Senator Linda Frum’s Twitter account was hacked Sunday night, with those responsible sharing personal information including her drivers licence and using racial slurs in their Tweets.

“hi linda, can u drive us to the mall please?” read one Tweet.

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

Police in Canada Can Now Demand Breath Samples in Bars, At Home

It may sound unbelievable, but Canada’s revised laws on impaired driving could see police demand breath samples from people in bars, restaurants, or even at home. And if you say no, you could be arrested, face a criminal record, ordered to pay a fine, and subjected to a driving suspension.

You could be in violation of the impaired driving laws even two hours after you’ve been driving. Now, the onus is on drivers to prove they weren’t impaired when they were on the road.

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

Alleged Antifa Confession to Attack on German Populist MP Emerges Online

Following the brutal attack on populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) MP Frank Magnitz, a far-left extremist Antifa group have allegedly taken credit for the attack in a post on a well-known far-left website.

The post, which was made on the Indymedia platform, credits the brutal attack on Magnitz to the Antifa group “Antifaschistischer Frühling Bremen” who made the post at 6 p.m. local German time on Wednesday.

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

Alleged Rape Gang on Trial in Bradford, England

An alleged grooming gang accused of abusing underage girls in a children’s care home is on trial in Bradford, England.

Prosecutor Kama Melly QC accused the men of having “exploited and manipulated” the two alleged victims in 2008, when they were aged 14, “in a variety of ways, taking advantage of their youth and the situation [the girls] found themselves in, both just entering care and in really difficult circumstances,” the BBC reports.

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Belgium’s Future Head Imam Filmed Calling on Allah to ‘Burn the Zionists’

Mohamed Toujgani , tipped as a future president of the League of Imams of Belgium, has been accused of anti-Semitism after a video emerged of him calling on Allah to “burn and eviscerate” Zionists.

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‘Blood Was Running Down My Face’: German AfD MP Recalls Details of ‘Politically Motivated’ Attack

German police say the AfD party chairman in Bremen was knocked down with a “lightning-quick” blow in a suspected “politically motivated” attack that left Frank Magnitz unconscious and with a “bone-deep laceration” to his forehead.

The account of events surrounding the attack on the leader of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in Bremen on Monday night still remains murky, because the victim of the assault was left senseless in the ambush. Magnitz told RT that he has never seen his attackers, who crept up on him from behind just as he passed two construction workers after leaving a New Year’s reception near Bremen’s Goetheplatz.

“I was knocked unconscious,” Magnitz said.

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British Parents Removing Children From Lessons on Islam, Report Finds

A report that found that parents in Essex are removing their children from Religion Education (RE) lessons on Islam and school trips to mosques.

The Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) has found that parents in Thurrock, South-East England, “have objected to the teaching of Islam and withdrawn children from lessons and visits to places of worship,” the Thurrock Gazette reports.

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EU Grants University Researchers 10 Million Euros to Study Islamic Qur’an

The European Union has granted 10 million euros to university researchers studying the role of the Islamic holy book in the intellectual and religious development of countries across the continent.

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

EU Implodes: Hungary’s Orban Now Throws Weight Behind Italy and Poland’s ‘European Spring’

Mr Salvini, who leads the nationalist, anti-immigrant League party, pledged to create a “new European spring” ahead of the European Parliament elections in May and to work with Poland’s ruling populists. He pledged to rally Eurosceptic allies to take on the likes of French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and forge a “new equilibrium” to challenge the traditional pro-EU axis between Paris and Berlin.

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

Fmr. Justice Min. Can be Called to Testify in Wilders Hate Speech Trial

The appeal in the hate speech case against PVV leader Geert Wilders will continue. The court in The Hague saw no reason to declare the Public Prosecutor inadmissible, as Wilders had requested. The court will, however, allow the defense to call former Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten, former head of the Public Prosecution Service Herman Bolhaar and a number of senior officials to testify as witnesses, NOS reports.

According to Wilders, Opstelten personally interfered with the Public Prosecutor’s decision to prosecute him.

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

Legal Aid Fund is Launched for Julian Assange Amid Fears WikiLeaks Founder is Under ‘Increasingly Serious Threat’ And Has Become ‘Isolated’ Inside Ecuadorian Embassy in London

A legal defence fund is being launched for Julian Assange amid fears that the WikiLeaks founder is under ‘increasingly serious threat’.

The Courage Foundation, which offers legal support for whistleblowers and journalists, said Mr Assange had become ‘isolated’ inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

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

Macron Govt: Yellow Vests Have Destroyed 60 Percent of France’s Speed Cameras

Emmanuel Macron’s interior minister has revealed that Yellow Vest protesters have destroyed 60 per cent of France’s speed cameras.

“Nearly 60 per cent of the radars today have been neutralised, attacked, destroyed” by the anti-globalist movement Christophe Castaner railed, disparaging the anti-globalist movement as “imbeciles”.

[Comment: Liar, most were just taped over. Typical globalist. Understand that such people only pretend to represent the citizens. They actually work for the globalist masters who seek to implement a totalitarian NWO.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Macron Warning: Italy Leader Threatens EU Split by Defying France to Meet ‘Yellow Vests’

Luigi Di Maio said he hoped the talks would pave the way to involving the anti-establishment protestors in his vision for a populist wave in the upcoming European Parliament elections. The deputy prime minister, who serves alongside Matteo Salvini, has praised the gilets jaunes, as they are known in France, for taking to the streets and demanding change. Their praise has been met with fury from the French government, with Nathalie Loiseau, France’s minister for European affairs, suggesting the pair focus on solving Italy’s problems first.

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Merkel Riots: German Chancellor Angela Merkel Sparks Violent Clash in Athens

PROTESTERS have clashed with police in Athens during a demonstration against German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s two-day visit to Greece.

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Merkel and Macron Pool Defence, Foreign Policy in Prototype ‘Sovereign Europe’

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron are set to deepen Franco-German ties by signing a “twinning” treaty which has been criticised as an “erosion” of national sovereignty.

The pro-open borders German chancellor and globalist French president are set to formalise their already close co-operation with shared defence, foreign and economic policy, and business regulations in what is seen as a prototype for a “more sovereign, united” Europe, The Times reports.

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Theresa May Heading for Unprecedented Defeat When Brexit Deal Comes Before Parliament

THERESA MAY’s Brexit deal is heading for a spectacular Parliamentary drumming by a margin of 228 according to a new report, which would be the biggest House of Commons defeat for a Government in the modern era.

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You’ve Got Mail: Greece Universities Receive ‘Poisoned’ Envelopes With ‘Islamic Content’ From India

Athens: Envelopes mailed from India to a dozen Greek universities prompted an anti-terrorism investigation on Thursday after tests found an industrial irritant that triggered an allergic reaction in members of staff.

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Yet Another Left-Wing Couple Visits Dangerous Country to Spread Love, Disappears

Yet another left-wing couple visited a dangerous foreign country to spread love and engage in utopian activism before promptly disappearing in another tragic case of cultural relativism.

Canadian Edith Blais and her Italian boyfriend Luca Tacchetto were traveling in the West African country of Burkina Faso when all communications with their families abruptly ceased on December 15. It is thought that their pair were kidnapped, although their whereabouts remain unknown.

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

As Venezuela Falls Apart, Maduro Poised for Six More Years as President

Having won a disputed election, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will be sworn in for a second six-year term Thursday amid a crumbling economy and disintegrating society.

The handpicked successor of the late President Hugo Chavez, Maduro was first elected in April 2013, a month after Chavez died of cancer. Since then, rising poverty and crime in the once wealthy oil-producing nation have prompted a massive exodus of Venezuelans fleeing the country in search of better lives.

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Brazil Dissolves Its Ministry of Culture

In the ten days since he was sworn into office, Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has already enacted a rash of measures that have sparked concerns across the globe.

Among his first orders of business, reports Gabriella Angeleti of the Art Newspaper, was dissolving the country’s ministry of culture, along with the ministries of sports and social development.

All three ministries have been merged into a single department fronted by Osmar Terra, who served as the minister of social development under the previous government.

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Ecuador Believes Assange Should Surrender to UK Authorities — Foreign Minister

MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Jose Valencia suggested that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has found shelter at Ecuador’s embassy in London, should surrender to the UK authorities.

The whistleblower has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy since 2012. The UK authorities have maintained a warrant for Assange’s arrest, issued after he breached bail conditions linked to an investigation in Sweden. The Swedish authorities have since dropped their investigation. Assange is fearing potential extradition to the United States, as WikiLeaks has published a number of classified documents, allegedly leaked from US government agencies.

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President-Elect of Brazil Plans to Close Palestinian Embassy

In addition to moving his country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro plans to shut down the Palestinian embassy in Brasilia.

“Is Palestine a country? Palestine is not a country, so there should be no embassy here,” said Bolsonaro recently. “You do not negotiate with terrorists.”

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Channel Traffickers Brag Migrants ‘Guaranteed’ Residency, UK ‘Never Send You Back’

Criminal people-traffickers are telling would-be illegal migrants they are almost guaranteed residency in Britain because authorities never send people back, an investigation has revealed.

An Afghan man called Anam, who bragged about having helped 300 third world migrants break into Britain, told undercover reporters he could set up a speedboat crossing from mainland Europe to Great Britain for just £6,000 per person or, for the lower cost of £2,500 a head, organise a trip in a three-person dinghy.

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Ex-Jihadist Reveals Network Smuggling Islamic Radicals to Europe as Migrants

After receiving information from a former jihadist, Italian police have arrested 15 suspects alleged to be part of an organisation that helped smuggle radical Islamic terrorists into the country as illegal migrants and asylum seekers.

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Flashback: Establishment Spent $1 Billion on ‘Virtual Fence’ To Avoid Building Border Fence

Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama successfully wasted $1 billion building an ineffective “virtual fence” of border sensors in place of an effective border fence.

The virtual fence PR strategy successfully diverted public demand for an effective border barrier for several years, while also allowing a continued inflow of migrant workers and consumers into the U.S. economy.

But the strategy also wrecked the public’s trust in the establishment’s much-declared promise to block migration — and so it helped elect anti-establishment President Donald Trump in 2016.

The “virtual fence” idea is being revived as Democrats search for a PR strategy that would allow them to block any wall while also displaying concern about the rising wave of cheap-labor migrants that is flowing into the nation’s blue-collar jobs, schools, and welfare rolls. “The positive, shall we say, almost technological wall, that can be built is what we should be doing,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said January 10.

[Comment: Establishment wants this “virtual fence” because they know it does not work. The clue is in the title “virtual” fence.]

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Hungary’s PM Calls for an Anti-Immigrant Coup in the EU, Says He’ll Fight Macron

Hungarian PM Viktor Orban warned of two civilisations in Europe — one Christian, the other mixed Islamic — as he called for an ‘anti-immigrant’ coup in the EU.

Speaking at a news conference in Budapest, Orban predicted there would be two civilisations, ‘one mixed Muslim-Christian in the West, and one traditional European-Christian in Central Europe.’

The nationalist leader called for ‘anti-immigration forces’ to seize power in May’s European elections and said he would ‘fight’ French President Emmanuel Macron, who he claimed was leading a pro-immigration agenda.

He welcomed a ‘Warsaw-Rome axis’ as he echoed calls for a ‘European Spring’ made by the Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini who challenged the ‘French-German axis’ on Wednesday during a visit to Warsaw.

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Hungary’s Orban Says He ‘Must Fight’ French President Macron on Immigration

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Thursday that French President Emmanuel Macron is the champion of Europe’s “pro-immigration forces” and therefore he has a duty to oppose him.

“There is no denying that Emmanuel Macron is an important figure, in fact, the leader of the pro-immigration forces,” Mr. Orban told a press conference in Budapest.

Responding to a question from Le Monde, the prime minister said that he has “good relations” with Macron, but when it comes to views of migration, the two are on opposite sides.

“It is nothing personal, but a matter of our countries’ futures,” Orban noted.

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Hungary Can be Proud That it Was the First Country to Prove That Migration Can be Stopped — PM

Addressing an international press conference on Thursday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Hungary’s goal is to have “anti-immigration forces” in the majority in every European Union institution.

Hungary wants to see an anti-immigration majority first in the European Parliament, then the European Commission and eventually, through member states’ national elections, in the European Council as well, Orban said.

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‘I Must Fight Him’ Hungary’s Orban Warns Macron He Will Resist EU ‘Pro-Immigration Forces’

Mr Orban, whose right-wing government has presided over a crackdown on immigration, said his issue with Mr Macron was “nothing personal” but that he had a duty to oppose him on the issue. Speaking at a press conference earlier today, the Hungarian firebrand said: “There is no denying that Emmanuel Macron is an important figure, moreover, the leader of the pro-immigration forces. “It is nothing personal, but a matter of our countries’ future.

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Israel vs America — the Per Capita Cost of Border Wall Construction

President Trump’s stare-down with Democrat leaders Pelosi and Schumer over $5.7 billion in funding for a proposed southern border wall construction is poised to become the longest on record by January 12th. Trump has shown no signs of backing down, demanding national airtime for an address to the nation regarding the wall.

Trump himself has touted the success of Israel’s border walls as justification for a wall in America…

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Mexico Reinforces Southern Border as New Caravan Prepares for Northbound Exodus

Mexico is reinforcing its southern border after reports of a new migrant caravan forming in Central America which is set to leave within days for a northbound journey to the US-Mexico border, reports Multimedios.

Mexico’s Interior Secretary, Olga Sanchez Cordero, said that the country’s 12 entry points and 379 known illegal crossings will be strengthened to stem the flow of migrants crossing into the country.

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Poll: 63 Percent of Italians Back Salvini Migration Decree as Left-Wing Mayors Resist

A poll revealed the Italian public are behind the migrant and security decree drafted by populist Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, despite several left-wing mayors across Italy resisting the measures.

The results, released by polling firm Tecnè, shows that 63 per cent of Italians back the decree whilst only 26 per cent agree with the left-wing mayors such as Luigi de Magistris of Naples and Dario Nardella of Florence who have said they will resist its implementation, Il Giornale reports.

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UK: Can Javid Stop the Boats?

The British Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has called in the Royal Navy to help deal with the migrant crisis in the Channel.

Since November, 239 migrants successfully made the crossing from Calais, France to Dover, England in small inflatable boats. A total of 539 migrants tried to make the crossing in 2018.

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Philly Archbishop: Dems’ Attacks on Catholic Nominee Show ‘Pattern of Bigoted Thinking’

The archbishop of Philadelphia has joined the chorus of those condemning the anti-Catholic harassment of U.S. district court nominee Brian C. Buescher by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

A Breitbart News reported, several Democrats assailed Mr. Buescher for his membership in the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic charitable organization, declaring that the organization holds “extreme” position on abortion and same-sex marriage.

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17 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/10/2019

  1. Bolsonaro and Orban:

    Very inspiring.

    I almost want to move to Brazil or Hungary just to see these great leaders on TV each night and hear their speeches.

    With Justine Trudeau as my PM I now find myself watching re-runs of ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ just to see an admirable, moral man with a backbone.

  2. “An Afghan man called Anam, who bragged about having helped 300 third world migrants break into Britain, told undercover reporters he could set up a speedboat crossing from mainland Europe to Great Britain for just £6,000 per person or, for the lower cost of £2,500 a head, organise a trip in a three-person dinghy.”

    These boat crossing I predict will become more common this year, and with a long coastline and a relatively narrow body of water to cross, quite doable.
    Anam went on to point out once arrived in Britain the migrants wouldn’t be sent back, and he’s largely right as once the “refugee” button is pushed the system allows a process that crawls on for years and can be appealed at various points. And of course the economic migrant is well schooled and coached in what to say to exploit the system to the max. More fool Britain for allowing it.
    You could question the figures mentioned as being inflated by Mr Anam, that’s possible as if someone could afford to pay 6,000 pound they could probably obtain even a tourist visa. It’s more likely the fare is much less.

  3. Sex without consent has become a criminal offense in Ukraine

    New amendments are also extended to sexual relations within the marriage. For violence against a spouse, you can get up to 10 years in prison, and the maximum penalty for similar actions against a stranger is 5 years in prison.

    Previously, rape in Ukraine was considered sexual acts committed with the help of threats, with the use of violence or abuse of a helpless.
    https://lenta.ru/news/2019/01/11/consent/

    So that they would not accuse me of bias towards Ukraine (there were such precedents), I enclose the same thing from a Ukrainian source. Just in Russian more compact wording.
    https://www.unian.net/society/10405161-seks-tolko-po-predvaritelnomu-soglasiyu-v-ukraine-vveli-revolyucionnye-izmeneniya-v-ugolovnyy-kodeks.html
    ===============
    This is an old post. The successes of Ukraine’s European integration. Pay attention to the skin color of men.

    Scandal in Ukrainian schools. Unbeknownst to the Ministry of Education in elementary grades, children were offered for acquaintance with this lawlessness. Soon the parents heard and made a fuss, demanding to stop corrupting the children.

    https://politikus.ru/events/106801-knizhka-pro-eto.html

    But in the Ukrainian source this nice detail is not indicated, it says:
    Children’s book “about it” angered Ukrainian “moralists”
    http://genderz.org.ua/detskaya-knizhka-pro-eto-vozmutila-ukrainskih-moralistov/

    What is especially beautiful, in the section on differences between the sexes, the authors do not focus on gender stereotypes. They talk about household duties that need to be distributed fairly. The fact that there is no purely “male” and “female” work. Debunk the misconception that girls are necessarily weaker and smarter than boys. In general, this is a very useful and correct book. In which there are really two pages dedicated to homosexuality.

  4. “They talk about household duties that need to be distributed fairly. The fact that there is no purely “male” and “female” work. Debunk the misconception that girls are necessarily weaker and smarter than boys. ”

    That is interesting.

    This is perhaps a remnant of the communist thought which I believe has merit.

  5. Just curious if anyone has read this book and could give an opinion:

    It looks interesting and is recommended by radio show host Dennis Prager who I think is a decent and intelligent conservative.

    ‘The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture’

    Heather MacDonald

    https://www.amazon.com/Diversity-Delusion-Pandering-University-Undermine/dp/1250200911/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1546833632&sr=1-1&keywords=the+diversity+delusion

        • MacDonald was interviewed for an hour by Mark Levin recently, on his Sunday evening show on Fox News, “Life, Liberty & Levin,” an excellent series, with great guests.

          You may find it on the Fox News website, or perhaps on YouTube. Levin has his own ‘channel’ on the internet on CRTV.

          • Thanks Frank.

            I have started to read MacDonald’s articles and I am impressed. They seem balanced, straight forward and very educational.

            I don’t know what we would do without the conservative news from the US. Thank God that there is still a good measure of freedom of the press in America.

  6. “…moving the Brazilian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, President Jair Bolsonaro has announced that the Palestinian embassy in Brasilia will be closed.”

    I think this is quite significant, at least in a symbolic manner.

  7. Fertility rates for white women plummets below the limits needed…………..

    How can anyone be surprised, when the USA reached 53 million legal abortions last year in September? If we add all the drug ODs, murders in crime, cancer deaths, war deaths from the last 100 years we still don’t come anywhere near the sum. So how can anyone complain if all is hunkydory and not even show a sign of concern with the low rates of fertility? How murderous a society can we be? Well, the stats are there for all to see.

    The Netherlands is also negative and they passed 10 million. Is it something to be proud of? I cannot believe that one who has had an abortion can still support the Right. For psychological reasons, they must move to the Left to alleviate their consciences and vote further in favour of it. Otherwise, it will catch up when they start to reap what they sowed.

    • Brainwashing is a real thing, and the young girls are oftentimes encouraged to get an abortion, it’s being presented in schools like no big deal while at the same time, they are being memed by “family is hard”, “raising children is terror” or similar memes…

      Let us not forget that the goal is to divide and rule…

      • Girls are brainwashed into believing that the possession of their body is their First Freedom. That idea doesn’t seem to translate into putting themselves first instead of whatever boy comes along. “If it feels good, etc.”

        No one discusses with them the idea of responsibility or discernment. It’s all about them, first and last. Whatever may get created in their sexual encounters also remains their property. The boy has no rights; often he never even knows. And if two decades following the abortion, she ends up with invasive breast cancer because she carries one of the BRCA genes, no one ties the two tragedies together. By then she’s matured, settled down and has children she will be forced to leave behind. No one tells her daughter of the DNA she carries forward.

        The cancer industry keeps selling those pink ribbons, their careers riding on the backs of ignorant girls while abortion remains a “procedure”.

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