Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/3/2019

Responding to criticism that his policies are unpopular in Europe, President Trump said, “If I were popular in Europe, I wouldn’t be doing my job.” He pointed out that he was elected by the people of the United States.

In other news, according to the latest polls, Chancellor Angela Merkel remains the most trusted politician in Germany.

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Financial Crisis
» U.S. Adds Most Private-Sector Jobs in Almost 2 Years, Says ADP
 
USA
» “Muslim Community Patrol” Spotted in New York City
» 7 Killed: 7 Injured in Fiery Crash With Fuel Spill on I-75 Near Gainesville
» Ed Burke, Longtime Chicago Democratic Alderman, Charged in Federal Extortion Probe
» Humanity Will Slam a Spacecraft Into an Asteroid in a Few Years to Help Save us All
» Lawsuit Claims SPLC Abetted Theft, Spread Lies to Destroy Lawyer for ‘Thought Crime’
» Pope Francis Tells U.S. Bishops to Close Ranks and Stop Recriminating Over Sex Abuse
» Reporter Quits NBC Citing Network’s Support for Endless War
» Trump “Reveals” Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 Campaign Slogan
» Video Shows Beating at CTA Red Line Chicago Station
 
Canada
» Newly Forming ‘Islamic Party of Ontario’ Says “Islam is the Native Religion of Ontario & Canada”
 
Europe and the EU
» 80 Percent of French Back Yellow Vest Citizen Referendum Initiative Proposal
» Antifa Destroys Bar Rented to German Populist Party to Fight “Fascism”
» British Intelligence Infiltrates Voice of Europe Media Outlet
» British Army Launches Recruitment Drive for ‘Millenials’, ‘Snowflakes’
» CIA Espionage Orders for the 2012 French Presidential Election
» Fake News: Gerard Batten Slams Sun Over Tommy Robinson Leadership Claims
» Finnish President: “Some Who Have Sought Protection in Our Country Have Created Insecurity Through Inhuman Deeds”
» Integrity Initiative: How Media Promote Military Intelligence Propagandist Nimmo
» ISIS Message After Barcelona Warning: Kill Pedestrians at ‘Very Busy and Full of Disbelief’ Location
» LBC Lies: Tommy Hits Back Over Claims He Was Invited Onto Ferrari’s Show
» Northern Ireland Puts 1,000 Officers on Standby in Case of ‘No Deal’ Brexit
» Poll: Merkel Still Most Trusted Politician in Germany
» Swedish MSM Called Out for Not Identifying Child Abuser as Left-Wing Politician
» The European Elections Will Bring Big Changes for Brussels — Polish Prime Minister
» Trump: ‘If I Were Popular in Europe, I Wouldn’t be Doing My Job’
» Voice of Europe, Official Statement
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Stone Tools From 800,000 Years Ago Show Advanced Planning, Archaeologist Says
 
Middle East
» Hackers Are Spreading Islamic State Propaganda by Hijacking Dormant Twitter Accounts
» Italian Super Cup Match in Saudi Arabia ‘Forbidden for Women’
 
Latin America
» New Species of Frog With Weird Claw Thumb Discovered in Unexplored Part of Andes
» Two Patriots Meet: Viktor Orban Talks With Brazil’s New President Bolsonaro
 
Immigration
» Canada: Government Contract: Purchase of 250K Maple Leaf Pins Reveals Liberal Plan to Welcome Trump’s Rejects
» Israeli Counter-Terror Vet: Manchester Attack a Result of ‘Failed Immigration Policy’
» Sweden Invests Big in Sentencing People Who Criticise Migration: Convictions Increase Tenfold
» Twelve Germans Beaten in Random Attack by Asylum Seeker Mob
» While Algeria Shuts Border to ‘Armed Groups Fleeing Syria’, EU Remains Open
 
Culture Wars
» Pope Francis Warns: Haters Should Not Go to Church
 

U.S. Adds Most Private-Sector Jobs in Almost 2 Years, Says ADP

The numbers: Private-sector employment jumped in December, as employers added 271,000 jobs, Automatic Data Processing reported Thursday. That gain was well above forecasts from economists who expected a gain of 175,000. It is the most job gains since February 2017.

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

“Muslim Community Patrol” Spotted in New York City

The issue with a Muslim patrol unit is that Islam comes with its own system of Sharia law. If there are feminists in New York, they should be concerned.

           — Hat tip: MB [Return to headlines]
 

7 Killed: 7 Injured in Fiery Crash With Fuel Spill on I-75 Near Gainesville

Two big rigs and two passenger vehicles collided and spilled diesel fuel across a Florida highway Thursday, sparking a massive fire that killed seven people, authorities said. The wreck happened on Interstate 75 about a mile south of Alachua, near Gainesville.

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Ed Burke, Longtime Chicago Democratic Alderman, Charged in Federal Extortion Probe

One of the most powerful Democratic City Council members in Chicago has been charged with extortion, accused of trying to shake down a fast-food restaurant seeking remodeling permits, said a federal complaint unsealed Thursday.

Alderman Ed Burke, 75, is charged with one count of attempted extortion for conveying to company executives of a Burger King in 2017 that they’d get the permits if they signed on as clients at his private property tax law firm, the 37-page complaint said.

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

Humanity Will Slam a Spacecraft Into an Asteroid in a Few Years to Help Save us All

Humans are preparing to punch the solar system — but in self-defense, not anger.

It’s all part of a NASA mission in development called the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART. Unlike most spacecraft the agency has launched to date, DART isn’t about gathering scientific data and learning more about how the universe works. Instead, it’s NASA’s first planetary-defense mission.

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Lawsuit Claims SPLC Abetted Theft, Spread Lies to Destroy Lawyer for ‘Thought Crime’

In December 2018, a Baltimore lawyer filed a devastating lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and two of its employees. The SPLC targeted Glen Keith Allen over his former ties to the National Alliance (NA), a white nationalist group. In doing so, the liberal group allegedly violated laws and legal codes of conduct by receiving and then paying for stolen documents in violation of confidentiality agreements. The group went after Allen with the intent of getting him fired by the city of Baltimore and permanently destroying his future prospects.

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

Pope Francis Tells U.S. Bishops to Close Ranks and Stop Recriminating Over Sex Abuse

Pope Francis has urged the United States bishops to stop pointing fingers at one another over clerical sex abuse and, instead, unite in a common effort forward.

In a letter to the U.S. bishops gathered in retreat this week, the pope said that “times of trial and tribulation can threaten our fraternal communion” and insisted that the bishops regain lost credibility, which is “the fruit of a united body.”

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

Reporter Quits NBC Citing Network’s Support for Endless War

Submitted by Caitlin Johnstone

A journalist with NBC has resigned from the network with a statement which highlights the immense resistance that ostensibly liberal mass media outlets have to antiwar narratives, skepticism of US military agendas, and any movement in the opposite direction of endless military expansionism.

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

Trump “Reveals” Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 Campaign Slogan

As Elizabeth Warren inches closer to officially launching her campaign after creating an exploratory committee earlier in the week and announcing plans to visit Iowa and close a committee to solicit donations from large donors, President Trump — who earlier this week said you’d have to ask the senator’s “psychiatrist” whether she really thinks she can win — chimed in on twitter to take a jab at Warren’s embarrassing Native American heritage gaffe.

In one of the most memorable (and embarrassing) political missteps of 2018, Warren released results of a DNA test to “prove” her Native American ancestry, only to discover that she might be as little as 1/1,024th Native — which would actually be less than much of the US white population.

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

Video Shows Beating at CTA Red Line Chicago Station

CHICAGO (CBS)—Chicago police are looking for a group of male teenagers wanted in connection with several attacks that happened Dec. 29 at the Chicago Avenue Red Line station.

A Facebook video shows a man being beaten during one of the attacks:…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Newly Forming ‘Islamic Party of Ontario’ Says “Islam is the Native Religion of Ontario & Canada”

Of course, the establishment media and left are silent:

“Can someone explain why the Canadian media (ALL news outlets!) insists on not to report about the new Islamic Party of Ontario and its anti-gay policy? Can someone explain why ALL groups representing the LGBTQ…”

“After we have the Islamic Party of Ontario officially in Canada, what we should call his leader if he becomes PM of Ontario, Sheikh Grand Mufti of Ontario!

           — Hat tip: MB [Return to headlines]
 

80 Percent of French Back Yellow Vest Citizen Referendum Initiative Proposal

According to a new poll, 80 percent of the French public support a proposal backed by the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) movement that would allow citizens to propose referendums that would create new laws.

The Citizen Initiated Referendum (RIC) would allow French citizens to propose their own laws that would then be voted on by the general public in a referendum that could effectively bypass the French parliament, broadcaster RTL reports.

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

Antifa Destroys Bar Rented to German Populist Party to Fight “Fascism”

The Schneiders, a married couple, came onto Antifa’s radar because they rented a hall to the right-wing Alternative for Germany for an event in Leipzig.

The bar was attacked by Antifa and had to remain closed for six weeks after the attack.

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

British Intelligence Infiltrates Voice of Europe Media Outlet

Via Disobedient Media

In a startling revelation, an editor for major populist online publication Voice of Europe is accused of working for British police intelligence as part of a program targeting political organizations in the UK and broader Europe. The alleged breach comes several weeks after Disobedient Media highlighted the danger of the UK becoming involved with the Gilets Jaunes protests for geopolitical gain.

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

British Army Launches Recruitment Drive for ‘Millenials’, ‘Snowflakes’

The British Army’s new 2019 recruitment campaign is targeting snowflake millennials, binge gamers, and selfie addicts and the armed forces continue their drive to attract recruits from unconventional parts of society.

The new posters, which echo the famous Lord Kitchener recruitment poster of 1914 but no longer appealing to “Britons” have been launched along with a video campaign intending to highlight the oft-criticised flaws of young people and twist them as qualities the military might appreciate.

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

CIA Espionage Orders for the 2012 French Presidential Election

All major French political parties were targeted for infiltration by the CIA’s human (“HUMINT”) and electronic (“SIGINT”) spies in the seven months leading up to France’s 2012 presidential election. The revelations are contained within three CIA tasking orders published today by WikiLeaks as context for its forth coming CIA Vault 7 series. Named specifically as targets are the French Socialist Party (PS), the National Front (FN) and Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) together with current President Francois Hollande, then President Nicolas Sarkozy, current round one presidential front runner Marine Le Pen, and former presidential candidates Martine Aubry and Dominique Strauss-Khan.

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

Fake News: Gerard Batten Slams Sun Over Tommy Robinson Leadership Claims

PLANS to make right-wing activist Tommy Robinson UKIP leader have been described as ‘fake news’ by current party leader Gerard Batten.

The UKIP leader took to Twitter to rebuff the ‘scoop’ in The Sun “Fake news! The story is a lie from start to finish.” said Batten.

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

Finnish President: “Some Who Have Sought Protection in Our Country Have Created Insecurity Through Inhuman Deeds”

Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö expressed deep concern about the future of democracy in Europe in his New Year speech.

In the speech, he also touched on social developments with the controversial increase in sex crimes and insecurity in Finland, Samhällsnytt reports.

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

Integrity Initiative: How Media Promote Military Intelligence Propagandist Nimmo

In November hacking syndicate Anonymous leaked internal files from the shadowy Institute for Statecraft and its subsidiary the Integrity Initiative. The explosive documents exposed how the ‘think tank’ was in fact an international “information war effort”, run by British military intelligence specialists, and funded by the British state and NATO.

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

ISIS Message After Barcelona Warning: Kill Pedestrians at ‘Very Busy and Full of Disbelief’ Location

A Spanish-language ISIS directive circulated just a week after the U.S. consulate in Barcelona warned of a possible attack urges would-be jihadists to “choose a place very busy and full of disbelief” for a vehicle attack.

“Trust in Allah, you do not need to complicate… you do not need to look for materials to make a bomb, nor look for weapons, you do not need any of that, the technique of the run-over is devastating and simple, nobody can detect you,” said the message, which included the image of a passenger van with an ISIS flag on the door and a license plate reading “Islamic State.”

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

LBC Lies: Tommy Hits Back Over Claims He Was Invited Onto Ferrari’s Show

The fakestream media is at it again. On his talk-show on the LBC network, Nick Ferrari said that Tommy Robinson has been invited on his show “multiple times” but Tommy hit straight back.

He said the show had led to a flood of messages asking him why he had not accepted the alleged ‘invitation’. However, Ferrari’s claim is “absolute lies” Tommy said. Plenty of people at LBC have his phone number and he is “easy to get hold of”, he said. Tommy once rang Nigel Farage’s phone in show to rebut attacks made by the former UKIP Leader but was ‘no-platformed’ by Farage and he has tried to phone-in “multiple times”.

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

Northern Ireland Puts 1,000 Officers on Standby in Case of ‘No Deal’ Brexit

After putting 3,500 troops on standby in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit and barges instructed to reserve place for ‘emergency supplies’, Theresa May and her government are taking their “Project Fear” — the campaign of doomsaying warnings and threats designed to push MPs to vote for May’s Brexit withdrawal agreement — to the next level by reviving fears about violence in Northern Ireland.

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

Poll: Merkel Still Most Trusted Politician in Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel is still Germany’s most trusted politician, despite being the architect of Europe’s migrant crisis and her party seeing its worst election results since the 1940s.

The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) politician scored 60 points with Germans, according to broadcaster n-tv’s trend barometer published Tuesday.

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

Swedish MSM Called Out for Not Identifying Child Abuser as Left-Wing Politician

Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Radio has been slammed by a Moderate Party MP for refusing to identify a Social Democrat politician who was convicted for having sex with an underage migrant at a youth accommodation.

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

The European Elections Will Bring Big Changes for Brussels — Polish Prime Minister

Poland’s Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, tells the Financial Times that European elections in May this year will bring big changes for Brussels. In his interview with the paper he said the elections would have a “strong” impact on the bloc.

The Prime Minister said: “Brussels and the European Commission need to be very receptive to what is going on in different countries”.

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

Trump: ‘If I Were Popular in Europe, I Wouldn’t be Doing My Job’

U.S. President Donald Trump has rejected criticism his approval ratings in foreign countries are low, pointing out that he was elected by the United States, and if he pursued policies that were popular in European capitals he’d be failing in his job as President.

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

Voice of Europe, Official Statement

Rumours were spread that the editorial team of Voice of Europe has been infiltrated by the intelligence services.

Those rumours, stemming from private sources, are untrue. We are a private organisation owned by private individuals with no government influence or ties.

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

Stone Tools From 800,000 Years Ago Show Advanced Planning, Archaeologist Says

Hominins were more advanced around 800,000 years ago than is usually thought, according to the fourth book about the Gesher Benot Yaakov archaeological site along the Jordan River, released now by the scientific publisher Springer.

Homo sapiens hadn’t even begun to evolve yet: the latest thinking is that modern humans began to arise half a million years ago, in Africa. However, other forms of primitive humans thronged in Africa and Eurasia, and in what would become Israel, and the pre-sapiens residents of Gesher Benot Yaakov were making distinctive oval and pear-shaped stone axes and other tools that characterize the “Acheulian culture”.

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

Hackers Are Spreading Islamic State Propaganda by Hijacking Dormant Twitter Accounts

Hackers are using a decade-old flaw to target and hijack dormant Twitter accounts to spread terrorist propaganda, TechCrunch has learned.

Many of the affected Twitter accounts appeared to be hijacked in recent days or weeks — some longer — after years of inactivity. A sudden shift in tone or the language used in tweets often gives away the hijack — usually a single tweet in Arabic, sometimes praising Allah or retweeting propaganda from another account.

Twitter has suspended most of the accounts we reviewed, but some remain active.

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

Italian Super Cup Match in Saudi Arabia ‘Forbidden for Women’

Last year’s decision to play the Italian Super Cup in Saudi Arabia has some serious consequences and is even sparking a row between the countries.

Yesterday the organiser of Italy’s football competition, the Serie A, published a press release with instruction to buy tickets for the game.

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

New Species of Frog With Weird Claw Thumb Discovered in Unexplored Part of Andes

Researchers have discovered a new species of tree frog on the slopes of a flat-topped mountain in a remote region of the Ecuadorean Andes, which is considered to be one of the richest areas for biodiversity in the world.

According to a study published in the journal ZooKeys, the amphibian has dark brown skin dotted with orange flecks and features a large and unusual claw-like structure protruding from the base of its thumb, known as a prepollex.

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

Two Patriots Meet: Viktor Orban Talks With Brazil’s New President Bolsonaro

Prime Minister Viktor Orban held bilateral talks with new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during his working visit to Brazil on Wednesday, Orban’s press chief said.

The two leaders discussed opportunities for international, economic and political cooperation between their countries, Bertalan Havasi told MTI.

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

Canada: Government Contract: Purchase of 250K Maple Leaf Pins Reveals Liberal Plan to Welcome Trump’s Rejects

Canada’s former Liberal Minister of Foreign Affairs and now head of the World Refugee Council, Lloyd Axworthy, thinks Canada should take in the South American migrants stranded at the southern border of the United States.

Axworthy told a Corus radio station call-in show that,”there’s a lot of room, there’s a lot of space and I think that a lot of people in Winnipeg have shown incredible warmth and reception to refugees.”

Yes, he’s talking about Winnipeg, where over one quarter of kids are already living under the poverty line and where poor families are already competing with each other for scarce social

           — Hat tip: MB [Return to headlines]
 

Israeli Counter-Terror Vet: Manchester Attack a Result of ‘Failed Immigration Policy’

Israeli counter-terrorism and security veteran Aaron Cohen says attacks like the recent Manchester stabbing are a result of flawed immigration policies.

“What we have here is the epitome of a failed immigration policy,” the Israeli national security expert told Fox and Friends.

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

Sweden Invests Big in Sentencing People Who Criticise Migration: Convictions Increase Tenfold

Head of online hate speech monitoring group “Näthatsgranskaren” Tomas Åberg receives tax funds for mass reporting pensioners and others who write critically about migration on Facebook.

And now he claims that his reports to the police have resulted in almost 150 hate speech convictions.

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

Twelve Germans Beaten in Random Attack by Asylum Seeker Mob

A total of twelve Germans in the town of Amberg were brutally beaten by a mob of asylum seekers from Syria, Iran and Afghanistan in what has been described as an “orgy” of violence.

The attacks occurred on Saturday with German media initially reporting that nine people had been injured by the asylum seekers but new reports indicate that at least twelve people were beaten by the group of four young men aged 17 to 19-years-old, German tabloid Bild reports.

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

While Algeria Shuts Border to ‘Armed Groups Fleeing Syria’, EU Remains Open

Algeria is closing its southern border to Syrian migrants, citing security concerns, while Spain has saw a record year for migrant arrivals in 2018.

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

Pope Francis Warns: Haters Should Not Go to Church

Pope Francis had some hard words for those who spend time in church but hate other people, urging them to stay away from church and live like atheists rather than cause scandal.

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

8 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/3/2019

  1. Human rights activists reported the detention of 600 migrants in the New Year in Moscow. Police raid denied

    Moscow police and employees of the Rosguard detained several hundred labor migrants in Moscow, including in Red Square. Mass detentions occurred a few hours before the New Year. According to human rights activists, up to 600 people were taken to police stations.

    Several videos of such detentions have been published on social networks: under the protection of police officers, migrants get on buses, after which they are taken to district police departments.

    https://www.currenttime.tv/a/29688401.html

  2. ” “If I were popular in Europe, I wouldn’t be doing my job.” ”

    I can assure that he is very popular indeed just not in the circles that Macron/Merkel/May et-al move in.

    Tens of millions in Europe are praying for similar leadership to President Trump but the system is rigged (need I mention Brexit?).

    I wonder if that quintessentially democratic Mr Juncker could help out between drinks, meant meetings? Sorry.

    • …”Tens of millions in Europe are praying for similar leadership to President Trump but the system is rigged (need I mention Brexit?). “…
      AMEN !!

  3. Markel most trusted politic figure in Germany..
    Waw..Just wondering who trust her so much ? Germans ?
    Like Democratically elected by Law and order loving Germans.. Hitler in his time…
    German Fascism is back..

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