Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/11/2019

A member of the French Chamber of Deputies for Emmanuel Macron’s party publicly voiced his concern that the Yellow Vest movement is being funded by foreign powers. He named Italy specifically as a suspect.

In other news, a Field Marshal and former head of MI6 warned that Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal would endanger the country by putting national security in foreign hands.

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Financial Crisis
» Germany Fears Recession After Reports of Decreased Industrial Production
 
USA
» Actor Robert Davi Rips Chuck Schumer: “How Many Times Are You Going to Sit There and Lie Like a Rotten Corpse!”
» Amazon Removes ‘Islamophobic’ Products But Sells ‘F**k Me Jesus’
» As Democratic Elites Reunite With Neocons, The Party’s Voters Are Becoming Far More Militaristic and Pro-War Than Republicans
» Despite Denials, Cardinal Wuerl Knew of McCarrick Abuse in 2004
» Google, Soros Fund Facebook’s New Fact Checkers
» How a Neocon-Backed “Fact Checker” Plans to Wage War on Independent Media
» In 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents Seized 2,400lbs of Fentanyl
» Mega Bombshell! Before Leaving Office, Obama Worked With Deep State Neocons to Implement a Total Internet Censorship / Kill-Switch System
» She’s Running: Tulsi Gabbard Says She’ll Make a Formal Announcement in the Coming Week
» ‘Speaker of the House Rashida … President Fatima …’
» Who is New Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony?
 
Canada
» CRTC Wants to Regulate Companies That Make Short News Videos — Like the Rebel Media
» Scientists Warn Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Has Begun Moving ‘Erratically’ At Speeds So Fast They Are Having to Issue an Emergency Update to Maps Used by Electronic Navigation Systems
 
Europe and the EU
» Amsterdam Mocro Maffia Drugs War Forces KPMG Toptalent Into Hiding
» ‘Clean, Sovereign Brexit’ A ‘Win-Win’ For British Science, Say Leading Academics
» France: Yellow Vests Acte 9: Gloves on Both Sides Are Definitely Off
» German AfD-Politician Was Hit on His Head
» Last Night in Sweden: 3 Explosions, Drive-by Shooting, Kidnapping, Arson
» Netherlands Narrowly Escaped a Major Terrorist Attack With Dozens of Deaths — Prosecutors
» Orban Gives Support to Salvini’s Italy Allying With Poland
» Paranoia: Macron Govt Wonders if Italy, ‘Foreign Powers’ Funding Yellow Vests
» Pope Francis: “Christians Must Reject Sovereignty — Embrace Globalism”
» Swedish Journalist: Teachers Have ‘Surrendered’ To Rising School Violence
» UK: Khan’s London: 14-Year-Old ‘Butchered’ In Knife Murder, Teen Girl Slashed in Face
» UK: MI6 Boss and Army Field Marshal: May’s Brexit Deal ‘Places National Security in Foreign Hands’
» UK: Young Brexiteers Take Back Control in Channel 4 News Debate
 
Middle East
» “We Don’t Take Orders From Bolton”: US Withdrawal From Syria Begins
 
Russia
» Kaspersky Spotted Leak NSA Missed as Spy Agency Lacks ‘Good Handle’ On Security
 
Australia — Pacific
» Easter Island: Why Are Moai Towering Head Statues There? Truth Finally Revealed
» ‘We’re Not Racists!’ Dramatic Moment a Protester Confronts Police Minister on Melbourne Street and Accuses Her of Failing to Tackle the African Gang Crisis
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» It Happened Again: Another Left-Wing Couple Goes Missing After Trying to Spread ‘Love’ In a Dangerous Foreign Country
» Kenya Will Start Teaching Chinese to Elementary School Students From 2020
 
Latin America
» Exclusive: Julian Assange’s Living Conditions Deteriorate — More Akin to Stasi-Era Dissident Than an Award-Winning Publisher With Asylum
» Venezuelan Bishops: Maduro’s Presidency is ‘Illegitimate’
 
Immigration
» Australia: Revealed: Sudanese Immigrants Are Increasingly Having Their Visas Revoked On Character Grounds and Are Now Among the Top Five Nationalities for Cancellations
» CNN Cancels on San Diego TV Station After They Report Border Wall Works
» CNN Requests KUSI for Local View on the Border, Declines Our Reporter After Finding Out Wall Works
» Democrats Can Fund the World, But Not the Wall
» French Green Party Founder Says Europeans Must Have Less Children to Make Way for Muslim Migrants
» Half of Rejected Asylum Seekers Remain in the UK Illegally, Shock Report Finds
» Terrorism Actually Does Kill Many Americans Via the Southern Border
» Two Out of Five Silicon Valley Techies Complain Trump’s H-1B Crackdown Has Hit ‘Em Hard
» UK: Parliament Refuses Petition to Reject UN Migrant Pact: ‘Already Been Agreed’
 
Culture Wars
» It Ruins People and Devastates Families
» Mothers in Shock as Daughters Come Home From College With Mustaches, Breasts Removed
» The Rock Slams Snowflakes as ‘Looking for Reasons to be Offended’
» UK: Feminists Condemn Use of Promotional Models at Agriculture Show
» UK: Weaponised Unreasonableness: Father Claims School Standards Violate His Rights
» University Professor Facing Sack Over Spoof Academic Papers
 
General
» Funding the Climate-Industrial Complex
» The World War I Conspiracy, Part Three: A New World Order (Video)
 

Germany Fears Recession After Reports of Decreased Industrial Production

(BERLIN) — Concerns are growing that Europe’s largest economy may have slipped into a technical recession after Germany’s Economy Ministry reported Tuesday that industrial production dropped for the third consecutive month in November.

Factory production was down 1.9 percent compared with October, following declines of 0.8 percent and 0.1 percent in the previous two months, meaning that the crucially important industrial sector will be a sizeable drag on the overall economy during the fourth quarter.

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

Actor Robert Davi Rips Chuck Schumer: “How Many Times Are You Going to Sit There and Lie Like a Rotten Corpse!”

Actor Robert Davi is known for his tough guy roles in Hollywood. Davi is also a well known and rare Hollywood conservative.

On Wednesday Robert Davi ripped Democrats and the liberal media for lying to the American people about border security.

Robert Davi: My dear Mr. Schumer, I find what you’re doing is absolutely disingenuous. You’re lying to the American people. How many times are you going to sit there like a rotten corpse and a bold-faced lie on your face! I saw you sir, vote for the wall!

The tweet already has around 10,000 retweets! This was powerful!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Amazon Removes ‘Islamophobic’ Products But Sells ‘F**k Me Jesus’

Editor’s Note: Article Contains Graphic and Disturbing Content.

The double standard for what counts as anti-religious material continues.

CNN reported that Amazon took down products today that were reported as “offensive.” The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) asked Amazon to take down bath mats that were imprinted with words from the Prophet Muhammed. However, Amazon sells many anti-Christian products, including one that portrays a woman using the Christian cross as a sex toy.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

As Democratic Elites Reunite With Neocons, The Party’s Voters Are Becoming Far More Militaristic and Pro-War Than Republicans

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S December 18 announcement that he intends to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria produced some isolated support in the anti-war wings of both parties, but largely provoked bipartisan outrage among in Washington’s reflexively pro-war establishment.

Both GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the country’s most reliable war supporters, and Hillary Clinton, who repeatedly criticized former President Barack Obama for insufficient hawkishness, condemned Trump’s decision in very similar terms, invoking standard war on terror jargon.

But while official Washington united in opposition, new polling data from Morning Consult/Politico shows that a large plurality of Americans support Trump’s Syria withdrawal announcement: 49 percent support to 33 percent opposition.

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

Despite Denials, Cardinal Wuerl Knew of McCarrick Abuse in 2004

The diocese of Pittsburgh revealed Thursday that Washington D.C. Cardinal Donald Wuerl was aware of accusations of sexual misconduct against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick as far back as 2004, despite Wuerl’s insistence that he had heard nothing about them until 2018.

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

Google, Soros Fund Facebook’s New Fact Checkers

It is important for anyone who identifies as a ‘fact-checker’ to be as objective and neutral as possible. At least in theory.

But Facebook might not have done its homework in finding the right fact-checkers. The “charity” Full Fact was announced on January 11 as the new fact-checkers for Facebook. The BBC reports that the organization will “review stories, images and videos and rate them based on accuracy.”

But these fact-checkers might have a bigger agenda, according to their funding page. Google and liberal billionaire George Soros have donated extensively to Full Fact in 2018 alone. It is also funded by a radical leftist, Pierre Omidyar, who funds the Never Trump site the Bulwark, headed by Bill Kristol.

[Comment: Not “fact checker”, rather “Lie Perpetuator”.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

How a Neocon-Backed “Fact Checker” Plans to Wage War on Independent Media

Soon almost impossible to avoid neocon-approved ranking systems on any device sold in America

Soon after the social media “purge” of independent media sites and pages this past October, a top neoconservative insider — Jamie Fly — was caught stating that the mass deletion of anti-establishment and anti-war pages on Facebook and Twitter was “just the beginning” of a concerted effort by the U.S. government and powerful corporations to silence online dissent within the United States and beyond.

While a few, relatively uneventful months in the online news sphere have come and gone since Fly made this ominous warning, it appears that the neoconservatives and other standard bearers of the military-industrial complex and the U.S. oligarchy are now poised to let loose their latest digital offensive against independent media outlets that seek to expose wrongdoing in both the private and public sectors.

As MintPress News Editor-in-Chief Mnar Muhawesh recently wrote, MintPress was informed that it was under review by an organization called Newsguard Technologies, which described itself to MintPress as simply a “news rating agency” and asked Muhawesh to comment on a series of allegations, several of which were blatantly untrue. However, further examination of this organization reveals that it is funded by and deeply connected to the U.S. government, neo-conservatives, and powerful monied interests, all of whom have been working overtime since the 2016 election to silence dissent to American forever-wars and corporate-led oligarchy.

More troubling still, Newsguard — by virtue of its deep connections to government and Silicon Valley — is lobbying to have its rankings of news sites installed by default on computers in U.S. public libraries, schools, and universities as well as on all smartphones and computers sold in the United States…

However, some of the rankings Newsguard itself has publicized show that it is manifestly uninterested in fighting “misinformation.” How else to explain the fact that the Washington Post and CNN both received high scores even though both have written stories or made statements that later proved to be entirely false?

[Comment: POS SW…which of course stands for “Policing Our Safepace SoftWare”.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

In 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents Seized 2,400lbs of Fentanyl

That’s enough to kill the entire population of the United States.

And a 73% increase over what was seized the previous year.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mega Bombshell! Before Leaving Office, Obama Worked With Deep State Neocons to Implement a Total Internet Censorship / Kill-Switch System

In the live broadcast below, Alex Jones dissects the latest breaking news such as the Obama-era internet censorship plan set to go live.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

She’s Running: Tulsi Gabbard Says She’ll Make a Formal Announcement in the Coming Week

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard gave an interview to Van Jones which is set to air tomorrow. While the full interview hasn’t been seen yet, CNN has released a preview in which Gabbard announces she has decided to run for president.

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

‘Speaker of the House Rashida … President Fatima …’

Asked by a reporter what he thought about Tlaib “and what she said,” Carson said he had replied, “I love her, I’ve known her for decades. She’s a fighter and I stand with her.”

Welcoming his two fellow Muslim newcomers to Congress, Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.) on Thursday evening envisioned a future with 30-35 Muslim members serving by 2030, and with Muslims holding posts ranging from committee chairs to the presidency of the United States.

Speaking at a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reception in honor of himself and Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ihlan Omar (D-Minn.), Carson also spoke in defense of his “sister Rashida,” who has been under fire for using a vulgar expletive to describe President Trump.

Asked by a reporter what he thought about Tlaib “and what she said,” Carson said he had replied, “I love her, I’ve known her for decades. She’s a fighter and I stand with her.”

“And we should stand with her,” he added, drawing applause from the CAIR gathering at a hotel in Arlington, Va.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Who is New Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony?

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Gregory Tony was appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to serve as Broward County sheriff after Scott Israel was suspended Friday.

Tony, 40, of Boca Raton, spent almost a dozen years with the Coral Springs Police Department, rising to the rank of sergeant before resigning in 2016.

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

CRTC Wants to Regulate Companies That Make Short News Videos — Like the Rebel Media

February will mark the four-year anniversary that the government regulator for TV and radio and phones in Canada, the CRTC, killed the only conservative TV station in Canada, called the Sun News Network.

You will not be surprised to learn that now the CRTC, the same people who shut down Sun News Network, now want the power to regulate the Internet, especially news.

They specifically mention short news videos like this one, like we specialize in here at The Rebel Media.

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

Scientists Warn Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Has Begun Moving ‘Erratically’ At Speeds So Fast They Are Having to Issue an Emergency Update to Maps Used by Electronic Navigation Systems

Earth’s magnetic fields are shifting — and scientists are unsure why.

Researchers say the magnetic North Pole is ‘skittering’ away from Canada, towards Siberia.

The problem has got so bad, researchers around the world are scrambling to update a global model of the fields.

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

Amsterdam Mocro Maffia Drugs War Forces KPMG Toptalent Into Hiding

In Amsterdam a deadly drug war reached out from the violent underworld, to the Zuid As, which is the prestigious Business center of Amsterdam.

Financial top adviser Khalil B, one of KPMG’s top talents in M&A, has gone into hiding after his brother, Reduan B, was liquidated. An apparent revenge killing for the testimony of their brother Nabil, who is the star witness in the case against Ridouan T. en Said R., leaders of the so called ‘Mocro Maffia’ of Amsterdam.

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

‘Clean, Sovereign Brexit’ A ‘Win-Win’ For British Science, Say Leading Academics

“No Deal” Brexit should hold no fear for British science and research, according to a group of distinguished academics.

In a letter to the left-liberal Guardian, fifteen scholars including a neuroscientist, a professor of oncology, and the chief scientific adviser to the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic pushed back against the doomsaying of the academic establishment on the supposedly disastrous prospect of a clean exit from the European Union or World Trade Organization (WTO) terms— the so-called “No Deal” option.

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

France: Yellow Vests Acte 9: Gloves on Both Sides Are Definitely Off

French interior minister Castaner and the yellow vest movement are on the warpath.

The French yellow vest (‘gilet jaunes’) movement is entering its ninth edition Saturday 12 januari. And instead of cooling down things seem to be heating up and spreading.

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

German AfD-Politician Was Hit on His Head

Bremen Police have released the video of the attack on AfD Member of Parliament Frank Magnitz, which seems to show the masked attacker holding an object and then passing it to his fellow attacker.

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

Last Night in Sweden: 3 Explosions, Drive-by Shooting, Kidnapping, Arson

Sweden was rocked Wednesday night by a series of explosions, a drive-by shooting, a kidnapping, and a fire at an asylum residence, according to local media and police.

In Skåne County, three detonations over the span of four hours kept the ‘bomb squad’ very busy as a blast at an apartment building in Landskrona was followed by two more in nearby Malmö — one at a grocery store and another at an industrial garage.

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

Netherlands Narrowly Escaped a Major Terrorist Attack With Dozens of Deaths — Prosecutors

Dozens of people would have been killed in an unprecedented terrorist attack in the Netherlands if a seven-strong terrorist cell had not been stopped in time, a Dutch public prosecutor told a court on Thursday.

The terrorists were intercepted in September last year following months of investigation. The seven suspects were arrested in the towns of Arnhem and Weert. Police seized 100kg of fertilizer as well as other bomb-making materials at their homes, they said at the time. This week, preliminary hearings in the high-profile case started.

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

Orban Gives Support to Salvini’s Italy Allying With Poland

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has welcomed the new alliance between Italian populist Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and Poland’s conservative Law and Justice Party (PiS).

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

Paranoia: Macron Govt Wonders if Italy, ‘Foreign Powers’ Funding Yellow Vests

An MP belonging to French President Emmanuel Macron’s La République en Marche! (LREM) has proposed that “foreign powers” could be behind the violent Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) protesters, naming Italy specifically.

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

Pope Francis: “Christians Must Reject Sovereignty — Embrace Globalism”

The Vatican —Pope Francis just stated clearly that Christians must reject Sovereignty and embrace Globalism in order to make the world a better place. WHAT??

That sentence is actually saying that Christians must reject Democracy and embrace Globalism-meaning-Communism.

           — Hat tip: MB [Return to headlines]
 

Swedish Journalist: Teachers Have ‘Surrendered’ To Rising School Violence

Swedish journalist Joakim Lamotte has spent time lecturing in schools across Sweden and claims that violence is on the rise because many teachers have simply given up on attempting to deal with the problem.

Mr Lamotte made his comments in a post on Facebook following a series of articles from Swedish broadcaster SVT that highlighted the problem of violence in schools.

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

UK: Khan’s London: 14-Year-Old ‘Butchered’ In Knife Murder, Teen Girl Slashed in Face

After one 14-year-old was “butchered” in a suspected gang-related murder this week and another victim of the same age suffered life-changing injuries when she was slashed in the face by teenage girls, Labour politicians have again blamed “police cuts” for rising violent crime in London.

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

UK: MI6 Boss and Army Field Marshal: May’s Brexit Deal ‘Places National Security in Foreign Hands’

A former Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS/MI6) and former Chief of the Defence Staff have taken the “unprecedented step” of warning against Theresa May’s “worst deal in history” with the EU, claiming it would “place control of aspects of our national security in foreign hands”.

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

UK: Young Brexiteers Take Back Control in Channel 4 News Debate

Last night’s Channel 4 News debate featuring young people talking Brexit didn’t exactly go to plan. In fact it was a complete nightmare if you are a London-based lefty Remainer who has convinced yourself that all young people oppose leaving the EU.

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

“We Don’t Take Orders From Bolton”: US Withdrawal From Syria Begins

Contrary to assurances from Trump’s National Security Advisor, neocon John Bolton, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who suggested earlier this week that US troops would remain in Syria for at least a little while longer, the Associated Press reported on Friday that the US has begun the process of removing the 2,000 soldiers based in northeastern Syria.

Citing information provided by activists with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the withdrawal officially began Thursday night local time. A convoy of about 10 armored vehicles and some trucks left the town of Rmeilan into drove into Iraq. Col. Sean Ryan, spokesman for the coalition fighting the Islamic State group, later confirmed that the US has started “the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria.”

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

Kaspersky Spotted Leak NSA Missed as Spy Agency Lacks ‘Good Handle’ On Security

On Wednesday, Politico reported that Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs, which is banned on US government computers over spying fears, helped uncover in 2016 perhaps the single largest theft of US intelligence in history. Sputnik spoke with Kim Zetter, the author who broke the ironic story, about what happened.

Researchers at security software company Kaspersky Labs received some strange messages on Twitter in August 2016, messages that seemed connected to a huge theft of sophisticated US National Security Agency (NSA) hacking tools. After Kaspersky investigated and discovered the identity of the sender and reported their findings to the NSA, a subsequent search of the man’s home uncovered two decades’ worth of stolen data amounting to 50 terabytes’ worth of classified material from NSA and other government offices.

However now, as Martin is set to go to trial, the US government had been far from grateful to Kaspersky. Instead, Washington accused Kapersky of colluding with Russian intelligence to steal and expose classified NSA tools and banning the use of its services from US government computers. This, despite the fact that Kaspersky helped the NSA catch a colossal data theft its own security protocols had systematically failed to detect for decades.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Easter Island: Why Are Moai Towering Head Statues There? Truth Finally Revealed

Many things about the heads puzzled scientists: how, before modern technology, were the mammoth stones moved around the island? Why were they placed where they were? And what is their purpose?

Now, experts think they have some answers: the statues are located strategically to point the way to drinkable water.

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

‘We’re Not Racists!’ Dramatic Moment a Protester Confronts Police Minister on Melbourne Street and Accuses Her of Failing to Tackle the African Gang Crisis

A man in a fluoro singlet has confronted Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville and accused her of failing to tackle African gangs in Melbourne. ‘We’ve had an absolute gutful of people like yourself,’ he said.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

It Happened Again: Another Left-Wing Couple Goes Missing After Trying to Spread ‘Love’ In a Dangerous Foreign Country

How many more left-wing tourists are going to be killed in dangerous foreign countries before we realize that the world is not a progressive utopia?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Kenya Will Start Teaching Chinese to Elementary School Students From 2020

Kenya will teach Mandarin in classrooms in a bid to improve job competitiveness and facilitate better trade and connection with China.

The country’s curriculum development institute (KICD) has said the design and scope of the mandarin syllabus have been completed and will be rolled in out in 2020. Primary school pupils from grade four (aged 10) and onwards will be able to take the course, the head of the agency Julius Jwan told Xinhua news agency. Jwan said the language is being introduced given Mandarin’s growing global rise, and the deepening political and economic connections between Kenya and China.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Exclusive: Julian Assange’s Living Conditions Deteriorate — More Akin to Stasi-Era Dissident Than an Award-Winning Publisher With Asylum

Julian Assange’s current living conditions in the Embassy of Ecuador in London are more akin to those of a political dissident in China or Stasi-era Germany — not a journalist claiming political asylum from a country that once promised to protect his right to publish information.

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

Venezuelan Bishops: Maduro’s Presidency is ‘Illegitimate’

The Venezuelan bishops have denounced President Maduro’s new term in office as “illegitimate,” warning it ushers in an era of arbitrary rule in violation of the nation’s constitution.

In a powerful statement this week, the bishops said that the convocation to elect the President of the Republic last May 20 was illegitimate as was the Constituent National Assembly established by the executive authority. “We are faced with arbitrary rule, without respect for the guarantees laid down in the Constitution or the highest principles of the dignity of the people,” they said.

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Australia: Revealed: Sudanese Immigrants Are Increasingly Having Their Visas Revoked On Character Grounds and Are Now Among the Top Five Nationalities for Cancellations

An increasing number of Sudanese immigrants are having their Australian visas cancelled through ministerial discretion, according to new figures.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

CNN Cancels on San Diego TV Station After They Report Border Wall Works

A local San Diego television station said on Thursday that CNN invited them to provide a “local view” of the existing wall at the US-Mexico border, only to cancel after past reports from the station showed that the wall is an effective method of combating illegal immigration.

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CNN Requests KUSI for Local View on the Border, Declines Our Reporter After Finding Out Wall Works

Thursday morning, CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if one of our reporters could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown.

KUSI offered our own Dan Plante, who has reported dozens of times on the border, including one story from 2016 that was retweeted by former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, and posted on DrudgeReport.com. The Border Fence Tour is below.

We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work.

We have continuously been told by Border Patrol Agents that the barrier along the Southern border helps prevent illegal entries, drugs, and weapons from entering the United States, and the numbers prove it.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Democrats Can Fund the World, But Not the Wall

There is nothing like a government shutdown to illustrate clearly the priorities of the two opposing sides to the standoff. On one side is President Trump, keeping a campaign promise to build a wall, to keep crime, sex-trafficking, drugs, and terrorism, not to mention the unfunded burden of illegal aliens, out of America.

On the other side are the Democrats, hell-bent on keeping 25 percent of the government closed for business rather than funding border security, a concept they wholeheartedly supported a decade ago.

Who’s winning and who’s losing the battle? If you watch cable news, it’s clear that the president is on the ropes, having backed himself into a corner. Reality sings a different tune…

American taxpayers are footing the bill not only for foreign aid, but also for illegal immigration, which costs U.S. taxpayers $115 billion a year.

Then there is the human toll, from Kate Steinle to police officer Ronil Singh. Or the previously deported illegal alien who viciously raped a woman in New York. Or another previously deported illegal who raped a child in Philadelphia.

Don’t forget illegal drugs. Heroin and cocaine aren’t produced domestically and instead transit our southern border. How much Chinese fentanyl is arriving through Mexico?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

French Green Party Founder Says Europeans Must Have Less Children to Make Way for Muslim Migrants

According to the co-founder of the French Green Party, benefits for native European families should be removed in order to encourage them to have less children so that more room can be made for Muslim migrants.

Yves Cochet co-founded the French Green Party in 1984 and is currently an elected member of the European Parliament.

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Half of Rejected Asylum Seekers Remain in the UK Illegally, Shock Report Finds

Many asylum seekers are thought to still be working illegally, while others are said to have disappeared from the Home Office’s radar. David Wood, a former director-general of immigration enforcement at the Home Office, questioned in his report for the think tank Civitas whether the migrants were genuine asylum seekers, or sought to exploit the country’s benefits scheme. He said thousands still remain in the UK as a result of an “ineffective and inefficient” system that fails to remove them. In Mr Wood’s report found 52.8 percent of asylum applications were refused, and out of 80,813 rejected asylum seekers, only 29,659 were removed — leaving 51,154 left unaccountable for.

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Terrorism Actually Does Kill Many Americans Via the Southern Border

It’s not just the tragic murders of the Kate Steinles of our country — isolated or not — that are the result of insufficient enforcement at our Southern border. Far more deaths than are commonly imagined occur because of this laxity and many of them, despite recent assertions to the contrary by NBC and FOX’s Chris Wallace, have a not-so-subtle relationship to terrorism.

In fact, under the radar, terrorism in its most organized forms plays a significant and deadly role on our border.

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

Two Out of Five Silicon Valley Techies Complain Trump’s H-1B Crackdown Has Hit ‘Em Hard

Restrictions placed on US work visas by the Trump administration are upsetting employees in one of America’s most profitable industries: technology.

That’s according to a survey of 10,000-plus staff toiling away within the safe spaces of Silicon Valley’s giants, from Apple to VMware: just under 40 per cent of respondents in the poll said the new constraints had negatively impacted them.

The tech industry is the largest user of the US government-issued H-1B work visa, which allows foreigners with technical skills to live and work in the United States while employed at the petitioning company. Four of the top 10 employers that received the visas last year were high-tech corporations.

[Comment: Bob hoo. This will reduce their ability to out-source to cheaper foreign H1-B engineers, while US engineers are out of work. They are lying when they say they can’t find qualified engineers from the US.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Parliament Refuses Petition to Reject UN Migrant Pact: ‘Already Been Agreed’

The British Parliament has refused to debate a petition to reject the UN compact on migration as it “has already been agreed by the UK Government.”

The petition, which has nearly 130,000 signatures, called on the Government to follow countries like the United States, Hungary, and Australia and reject the United Nations Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration, which is the first attempt at the “global governance” and institutionalisation of migration.

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It Ruins People and Devastates Families

Of all the numerous valid objections to transgender ideology, perhaps the most emotionally compelling is this one: It is increasingly a ruiner of people and a devastator of family happiness.

An exclusive report from The College Fix this week gives a perfect example of this, detailing numerous mothers who have found themselves “in shock as [their] daughters come home from college with mustaches [and with their] breasts removed.” That sounds bad enough; the details are worse. One young woman arrived home clearly not well, looking disheveled and having sprouted facial hair; she subsequently cut off contact with her family after returning to school, having “obtained testosterone in the student clinic.” Another came home to declare that she had “socially transitioned” and was now seeking to start taking hormones and begin prepping for “top surgery” (a euphemism for cutting off her own breasts to approximate a male’s chest). Another young woman went through with that surgey and is now on hormones; as her mother put it, “If she continues to take the testosterone, after some years her internal female organs will deteriorate to a point that they, too, will have to be surgically removed.”

The horror of it all is matched by the realization that these young women’s campuses are arguably more or less complicit in these terrible transformations. American universities have become snake pits of gender ideology; students themselves are obsessed with it, and more and more campus organizations and services are dedicated to promoting it. Were this merely a fad, a passing craze to little effect, that would be one thing. But you can’t get your breasts back after you’ve cut them off. Once your reproductive organs have died and been removed, they’re not coming back either. And you can’t get back the years of your life that you gave to a fraudulent belief.

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Mothers in Shock as Daughters Come Home From College With Mustaches, Breasts Removed

“I am writing to you on behalf of parents who have lost their kids at college to the transgender craze,” one mother, Katherine Cave, recently told The College Fix.

“Many liberal colleges have significant percentages of students suddenly identifying as transgender. And as you may know, all it takes is a simple visit to an informed consent clinic where girls get testosterone injections to help them look like males.”

Cave is among a support-group of mothers who have found each other through the website 4thWaveNow, a left-of-center online community concerned about rapid-onset gender dysphoria and related issues.

Among the issues it covers, 4thWaveNow chronicles the same trend The Wall Street Journal recently reported on as well: “When Your Daughter Defies Biology.”

It led with an anecdote: “The young woman went off to college-which began, as it often does these days, with an invitation to state her name, sexual orientation and ‘pronouns.’ When her anxiety flared during her first semester, she and several of her friends decided their angst had a fashionable cause: ‘gender dysphoria.’ Within a year, the lawyer’s daughter had begun a course of testosterone. Her real drug-the one that hooked her-was the promise of a new identity. A shaved head, boys’ clothes and a new name formed the baptismal waters of a female-to-male rebirth.”

[Comment: Do not send or pay for your kids to attend communist indoctrination centres.]

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The Rock Slams Snowflakes as ‘Looking for Reasons to be Offended’

THE world’s biggest movie star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has body slammed snowflake culture

He “laid the smackdown” on PC softies in an exclusive chat with the Daily Star.

While The People’s Champion applauds the fact nowadays anyone can “be who they want to be” the musclebound man-mountain raged at the constant offence snowflakes take from everything.

The legendary wrestler turned actor says it does a disservice to war heroes who fought for freedom of speech.

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UK: Feminists Condemn Use of Promotional Models at Agriculture Show

A model has had to defend her role as a promoter at an agriculture show after puritanical progressives branded it as “wrong” and a “backward step” for women.

A debate over women’s choice to do what jobs they wanted was sparked on social media after agriculture firm Agrifac tweeted out an invitation for attendees at the Lamma show in Birmingham to have their pictures taken with their hired promoters on Tuesday.

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UK: Weaponised Unreasonableness: Father Claims School Standards Violate His Rights

After a father threatens the government with legal action over a requirement to teach about LGBT people in independent schools, Alastair Lichten argues the focus should remain on protecting pupils’ rights.

In light of systemic failure and an inspectorate willing to hold them to account, some advocates of independent Jewish faith schools want to change the school standards and shift the conversation onto alleged biases. There have been a string of articles, protests and ‘community leaders’ demanding meetings with the Department for Education and the prime minister’s faith advisor. For example, in November Rabbi Mordechai Rose — affiliated to Chinuch UK, a group which works to oppose secular oversight of Jewish Orthodox schools — published his own tirade saying the independent standards threatens Jewish schools’ “purity” and detailing the failings he was upset at Ofsted for noticing.

The latest example — reported in Jewish News — is a letter from lawyers representing activist Shraga Stern who alleges that teaching about all protected characteristics and providing sex education amounts to indoctrination and violates his human rights. That Mr Stern is so unreasonable that he can’t apparently see a difference in promoting respect for people with different characteristics and promoting homosexuality, doesn’t mean that competent courts can’t, haven’t or won’t. Parents’ rights to secure an education consistent with their religious beliefs are not absolute and are balanced against society’s duty to safeguard children’s independent rights. Schools with a religious designation have the legal right to maintain their faith ethos. However, despite Mr Stern’s fervent wishes, this doesn’t mean they can ignore school standards “whenever” they have a religious objection.

In the letter, Mr Stern’s lawyers claim that “many members of the community would rather choose to leave the United Kingdom” if the school standards were not watered down. The arrogance of religious demagogues claiming to speak for an entire community isn’t the only thing that should worry us about this. It shows a dangerous escalation in rhetoric. Just as both Islamists and anti-Muslim bigots seek to present Muslims as a separate irreconcilable group in society and to profit over this division, groups like Chinuch UK and Mr Stern want the Jewish community to feel threatened and driven apart so they can act as gatekeepers and demand greater concessions. Other tactics borrowed from the textbook of Islamists and anti-Muslim bigots are the attempt to target moderates for not being unreasonable enough and to set themselves up as the true voice of the community…

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University Professor Facing Sack Over Spoof Academic Papers

A university professor who sought to expose bias through hoax academic papers that were published in prominent academic journals is reportedly facing dismissal.

Peter Boghossian, an assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University in Oregon, admits that he and two other scholars submitted a total of 20 “intentionally broken” and “nonsense” papers on topics including gender, race and sexuality.

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Funding the Climate-Industrial Complex

Supposedly “green” or “renewable” energy has become a trillion-dollar-plus annual industry that has spawned tens of thousands of new businesses worldwide. The total Climate-Industrial Complex is a $2-trillion-per-year business. Major fossil fuel companies like Shell Energy now have green energy divisions.

These companies are virtually 100% dependent on the politically driven notion of “dangerous manmade global warming and climate change.” The media, public and political establishment constantly recite the assertion that 97% of scientists say the problem is real and manmade carbon dioxide (CO2) is the cause.

However, increased concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere do not lead to global warming and climate change. Carbon dioxide is a trace gas in the atmosphere. The major “greenhouse gas” is water vapor. An intricate feedback system regulates the Earth’s temperature, maintaining immunity from temperature increases and decreases due to such trace gases.

Furthermore, the false notion of CO2-driven climate change is responsible for the potential massive redistribution of wealth from now-wealthy industrialized nations to poor countries. This has led to the corrupt worldwide business of carbon tax credit trading and more money to fund wind, solar and biofuel energy. Green industries should not predicate their business models on false claims about climate change.

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The World War I Conspiracy, Part Three: A New World Order (Video)

In the first two parts of this series we have seen how the WWI conspiracy came to be. But more important by far is the question of why it happened. For what purpose was such carnage released upon the world? What did the First World War mean? Discover the hard truth about the First World War as The Corbett Report concludes The WWI Conspiracy.

To read the video transcript, click here.

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13 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/11/2019

  1. Kenya will teach Mandarin:

    The new masters and colonisers of Africa have arrived.

    Africans thought European colonisation was bad……

    Presumably, the Chinese will make Africa the productive continent it was meant to be.

      • Then do a Chinese dance. And learn to speak Mandarin as the Chinese are not fond of round-eyed outsiders. China owns much of the natural resources in parts of Africa. It will soon own them all, just as it owns so much of Western real estate.

    • The ruling African elite in the post colonial era have done as much to impoverish the continent, while enriching their own family and tribe. The Chinese will again fill these elites pockets in exchange for control of minerals and arable land.

      • Yes, and it creates a cheap and easy form of policing for the Chinese. To keep their Chinese created and funded positions the African elites will be willing to kill all African oppostion leaders or disgruntled miners.
        However, I know that several years ago at a Chinese owned mine somewhere in West Africa, there were Chinese managers and a small number of Chinese gun men, army perhaps. The miners went on strike and paraded around demanding better pay and improved working conditions. The Chinese were quick to shoot, killing several of the miners.

    • Who remembers Tom Lehrer’s song, “Wernher von Braun”, about the German scientist who designed the V2, the world’s first ballistic missile, and later worked on the US space programme?:

      “Some have harsh words for this man of renown,
      But some feel our attitude should be one of gratitude,
      Like the widows and cripples in old London Town
      Who owe their large pensions to Wernher von Braun.”

      More relevantly:

      ” ‘In German und English I know how to count down,
      Und I’m learning Chinese!’, says Wernher von Braun.”

  2. “In other news, a Field Marshal and former head of MI6 warned that Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal would endanger the country by putting national security in foreign hands.”

    That’s what these traitors have been doing for a long time now.

    I don’t even have access to top secret intel and I can work that out so where’s MI6 been all this time?

    I wonder what the current head of MI6 thinks?

  3. As for hi-tech visas, the problem is that the companies lie that they’ve sought and can’t find hi-tech Americans to do these jobs. It’s called perjury. It’s massive. Jail those who lie under oath for a year.

    • They have to blame somebody because admitting it’s a result of Macron’s policies is not a option. The elite can never admit their agenda caused blow back. This is as old as the Roman Empire.

      It’s the same with our Left blaming Russia for Trump’s election. They cannot admit they so alienated so much white blue collars and the dying middle-class they voted for the dreaded “Orange man bad”.

      If the elites would put their vanity in a lockbox, they’d understand both are a result of their insane policies and that this is just the first stages of them If it progresses further they will experience violence and societal disruption.

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