Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/11/2019

Marco Marsilio, a gubernatorial candidate for the Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) in the southern Italian region of Abruzzo, has won election with 48% of the vote. Mr. Marsilio was supported by the Lega Nord and Forza Italia, the respective parties of Matteo Salvini and Silvio Berlusconi.

In other news, Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax is still clinging to his office, but four of his top staffers have resigned.

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USA
» Blackface: Call Out Culture, And the Evolution of Norms
» Democrats Have New Way to Eliminate Dingbat Socialist Dem Rep Ocasio-Cortez
» Four Staffers Working for Virginia Lt. Gov. Resign Amid Sexual Assault Allegations
» Hayward: ‘Moderate’ Democrats Put on a Green New Deal Kabuki Show
» Just in: Federal Judge Denies Dem Effort to Block Citizenship Question From 2020 Census
» Lenin’s Plan a Tool of the New World Order
» Military Agreement Signed by the U.S. And Canada Should be Nullified by Trump
» More Than 1,000 Scientists Sign ‘Dissent From Darwinism’ Statement
» NJ Voters Furious as Governor Murphy Prepares to Sign ‘Rain Tax’ Into Law
» Nolte: Ocasio-Cortez Adviser Caught Lying to Tucker Carlson
» Pew: Nations More Fearful of U.S. ‘Power and Influence’ Since Trump Election
» Rep. Ilhan Omar Goes on Anti-Semitic Twitter Rampage; Advocacy Group Demands Apology
» Thousands of Supporters Line up to See Trump in El Paso — Hundreds Arrive 24 Hrs Early — 75,000 Request Tickets for 8,000 Seat Arena
 
Europe and the EU
» Anti-EU Populist Parties Could Do Well Enough in Upcoming European Parliament Elections to ‘Paralyse’ The Bloc, Says Report
» Antifa Attacks Jewish Guest at Berlin Film Fest Holocaust Screening
» DUP Condemns Blair, Major for ‘Playing on Fears’ Over Irish Border
» EU Will Demand More Money, Gibraltar Concessions for Brexit Delay, Lawyer Warns
» Exclusive — Hungary Rejects Mass Migration, Prefers Social Cohesion, Pro-Family Policies
» Geneva Politicians Vote to Propose Julian Assange Asylum
» German Court Rules Measles Isn’t a Virus
» Hundreds of Russian and Chinese Spies in Brussels — Report
» Mad Woman Sentenced for ‘Racist Attack’ On Swedish Nationalist Politician
» No End in Sight in France’s ‘Yellow Vest’ Revolt
» Right-Wing Parties Triumph in Italian Regional Election in Key Test Ahead of European Parliament Vote
» Scientists Think They’ve Found 1,952 New Species Living in Our Poop
» Spain: Tens of Thousands Join Right-Wing Rally in Madrid, Demand Socialist PM to Resign
» ‘The Alps Just Got Taller’: Italy’s Populist Leaders Push Franco-Italian Relations to the Brink
» The Strange Death of Europe: Loss of Identity With Country and Culture
» UK: A Defeat Dressed up as a Victory
» UK: Boris Johnson Again Offers to Back May’s ‘Total Surrender’ Brexit Deal He Previously Denounced
» UK: Brexit: Supermarket Boss Admits EU Migration Used to Keep Wages Down
» UK: Khan’s London: ‘Throat Slit’ In Homicide After Argument Over Cigarettes
» UK: Muslim Shouted ‘Allah is God’ As He Attacked Disabled Christian
» UK: Top BBC Journalist Allegedly Likens Working Class Men to ‘Amazonia Cannibals’ In Undercover Footage
» ‘We Need Hungarian Children’: Orban Introduces Tax Breaks for Families
» Yellow Vest Riots Spreading From France to Latvia
 
Middle East
» Merkel’s Government “Deliberately Helped” Terrorist Escape Justice, U.S. Attorney General Says
» Nine Months Later, Trump’s Iran Deal Withdrawal is a Clear Success
 
Australia — Pacific
» ‘Julian’s Situation is Dire’: Roger Waters Issues Rallying Cry for Assange Asylum in Australia
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nearly 100 Children Dead From Ebola in Congo as Crisis Worsens
 
Latin America
» Clinton Body Count Grows: Was Whistleblower “Suicided” Days After Exposing Clinton Associates “Sex Slave Farm”?
» Researchers Discover New Species in the Deep Seas of Costa Rica
» Venezuelan Colonel Urges Soldiers to Help US Aid Enter, Says 90% of Army Against Maduro
» Venezuela Opposition Delivers First Cargo of Humanitarian Aid: Guaido
 
Immigration
» Donald Trump: ‘Crazy’ Democrats Trying to Stop ICE From Deporting Illegal Immigrants
» Muslim Migration and Rape Statistics in Europe
» Nigerian Asylum Seeker, 44, Cons a US Pensioner Out of $400k in Romance Scams Before Convincing Him to Import 2.5kg of Cocaine Into Australia — All While He Was Locked Up at Villawood Detention Centre
» Texas Police Form Wall of Vehicles to Help Border Patrol Stop Caravan Migrants
» The Hidden State of Illegalia
» Why Was Identity of Illegal Immigrant and MS-13 Animal Kept a Secret After He Was Arrested for Murdering a Man on NYC Subway?
 
Culture Wars
» Best Movie Ever About Framing — The Left is Buying Everything!
» Brazil’s New President to Eliminate Transgender, Pro-Gay Ideology From Schools
» German Cardinals Face Off Over Catholic Beliefs
» Luciferianism: A Secular Look at a Destructive Globalist Belief System
» Smell That Storm Coming?
» The Face of Evil: Fox News Zeroes in on Schumer as Trump Explains How Democrat Lawmakers Cheered Over Abortion of Full Term Babies
» Tragic Fallacies of the APA’s Toxic Psychology of Boys and Men
» UK Mother Arrested and Detained for 7 Hours After ‘Misgendering’ Trans Activist
» Why Are the Leftists Thrilled by Abortion?
 

Blackface: Call Out Culture, And the Evolution of Norms

by Richard Thompson Ford

Blackface in the 1980s might reflect the cavalier, ill-considered racism that was pretty much in the water at the time; today it would undoubtedly reflect a belligerent assertion of white supremacy. The same behavior does not always correspond to the same motives or presuppositions.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam was undone by a medical school yearbook photo depicting a Klansman and a person in blackface. . . .which turned out to be him. Attorney General Mark Herring, third in line to be Governor, confessed that he, too, dressed in blackface while an undergraduate at UVA. Of the two, Northam may be the most vulnerable because his misdeeds are captured in an image that allows no rebuttal or equivocation. In this sense, he resembles Senator Al Franken, whose name now immediately brings to mind an image of a boor about to grope a sleeping woman.

These images exist in a depthless present; they invite evaluation in the here and now. But the transgressions underlying them happened in a different time and social context. Should we judge them according to today’s values, the norms of the era in which they misbehaved, or by some timeless moral-temporal criteria yet to be defined and articulated? To overcome the wrongs of the past, or merely their downstream inanities, must we ostracize everyone who was complicit in them? Or does the rush to call out and judge individuals for evils in which an entire society was complicit to one extent or another turn them into scapegoats for wider spread and unattributable wrongs?

It’s reasonable to think that these past misdeeds tell us something about the present-day character of the men involved. Someone who dressed in blackface is probably a racist; someone who joked about a sexual assault is probably a serial harasser. Ultimately, Franken’s case seems to have vindicated this kind of reasoning: Several other accounts of groping surfaced after the photo went viral. And it makes sense to hold people accountable for the harm their past actions have caused: People who have humiliated or exploited other people don’t deserve the honor of high office. Most of the time these two considerations lead us to the same conclusion: People of bad character do bad things, not once but often enough, that injure others.

But this is not as certain the more time that has elapsed between crime and punishment. For instance, Franken became famous at a time when crude, vaguely misogynistic humor was a staple of late-night television. Sadly, the image in the photo was representative of his usual schtick and that of hundreds of other comedians in the 1990s and early 2000s. Before other women came forward with stories of harassment, it seemed that Franken didn’t actually grope the woman in question—she was asleep when the photo was taken and Franken insisted it was just a bad joke. Franken’s defenders saw the photo as evidence of poor taste and poor judgment, but not necessarily of assault or deep-seated sexism. Withholding judgment at that point wasn’t naïve or complicit in injustice, as some have argued—it was judicious.

Similarly, Northam’s yearbook photo—while it certainly could be evidence of deep seated racial animus—was characteristic of a sort of casual racism that was still all too common in the 1980s. It could have just been a lousy joke, reflecting ignorance and insensitivity more than deliberate contempt. For perspective, recall the infamous sequence in the film Silver Streak, in which Richard Pryor convinces Gene Wilder to disguise himself by wearing blackface.[…]

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           — Hat tip: Dora [Return to headlines]
 

Democrats Have New Way to Eliminate Dingbat Socialist Dem Rep Ocasio-Cortez

Socialist-Democrat Representative Alexandria (Sandy) Ocasio-Cortez is facing a very real possibility of losing her seat in Congress in less than two years. The woman who thinks we have “three chambers of government” has a pretty big target on her back in 2020, but the most significant target appears to be from her own party.

During an interview with The Intercept, the young rising star Socialist admitted that members of her own party could eliminate her.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Four Staffers Working for Virginia Lt. Gov. Resign Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Four staffers working for embattled Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax resigned Monday, leaving him with a skeleton crew as calls grow for him to step down amid two sexual assault allegations.

Fairfax’s policy director, Adele McClure, and scheduler, Julia Billingsly, both called it quits Monday, as did David Mills and Courtney McCargo, two employees of his We Rise Together political action committee, Fairfax’s spokeswoman Lauren Burke said.

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

Hayward: ‘Moderate’ Democrats Put on a Green New Deal Kabuki Show

Conventional wisdom holds that relatively moderate, or at least politically savvy, leaders in the Democrat Party are horrified by the rollout of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put AOC in her place when she “threw shade” at the program (as CNN put it) by sniffing disdainfully that “nobody knows what it is.”

Do not believe this kabuki theater for an instant. The Green New Deal (GND) holds all the power Pelosi and Democrat peers have dreamed about seizing for their entire lives. They will take as much of it as they can get.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Just in: Federal Judge Denies Dem Effort to Block Citizenship Question From 2020 Census

President Trump’s judicial appointees are already paying off. Judge Dabney L. Friedrich was nominated by Trump June 2017, confirmed by the Senate Nov 2017 and took the district court seat Dec 2017. The 2017 Trump appointee just declined to block the citizenship question on the 2020 census:

US DISTRICT JUDGE DABNEY L. FRIEDRICH ruled against an effort by Democrats to keep the question of citizenship off of the upcoming census:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Lenin’s Plan a Tool of the New World Order

Can President Trump SAVE US?

Below the New World Order Plan is the other side of the coin where Lenin’s Plan is centered on Communist goals just opposite of a conservative agenda.

The NEW WORLD ORDER PLAN is even more ominous since its intent is to eliminate nationalism in favor of the Global Plan to control the money system leaving a centralized group of powerful individuals, such as those listed on the following page. That plan uses the Communist agenda as one of many tools to obtain its objective. Their purpose is to first bring down the United States; the rest of the EU countries will fall in line to be governed without representation witin a judicial system appointed by this centralized group in Brussels. This system influences an already weakened justice system within the United States coupled with the power of the international bankers and a corrupt congress depended on perpetuating their reelections.

[Comment: A strong constitutional Republic of the USA is a bulwark against tyrannical communist NWO. This is why globalists seek to destroy the USA — they cannot impose world dictatorship whitout taking down the USA and other western nations first.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Military Agreement Signed by the U.S. And Canada Should be Nullified by Trump

In a political move that received little if any attention by the American news media, the United States and Canada entered into a military agreement on February 14, 2008, allowing the armed forces from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a domestic civil emergency, even one that does not involve a cross-border crisis, according to a police commander involved in homeland security planning and implementation.

It is an initiative of the Bi-National Planning Group whose final report, issued in June 2006, called for the creation of a “Comprehensive Defense and Security Agreement,” or a “continental approach” to Mexico-Canada-United States defense and security.

A law enforcement executive told NewsWithViews.com that the agreement — defined as a Civil Assistance Plan — was not submitted to Congress for debate and approval, nor did Congress pass any law or treaty specifically authorizing this military agreement to combine the operations of the armed forces of the United States and Canada in the event of domestic civil disturbances ranging from violent storms, to health epidemics, to civil riots or terrorist attacks.

“This is a military plan that’s designed to bypass the Posse Comitatus Act that traditionally prohibited the US military from operating within the borders of the United States. Not only will American soldiers be deployed at the discretion of whomever is sitting in the Oval Office, but foreign soldiers will also be deployed in American cities,” warns Lt. S.W. Rodgers, commander of the Nautley Police Department’s detective bureau.

[Comment: Canadian troops will likely be under the direction of the UN should civil war 2.0 breaks out in the USA. The UN would seek to ensure the communists win in the civil war.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

More Than 1,000 Scientists Sign ‘Dissent From Darwinism’ Statement

Earlier this month, a long kept list of Ph.D. scientists who “dissent from Darwinism” reached a milestone — it crossed the threshold of 1,000 signers.

“There are 1,043 scientists on the ‘A Scientific Dissent from Darwinism’ list. It passed the 1,000 mark this month,” said Sarah Chaffee, a program officer for the Discovery Institute, which maintains the list.

“A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism” is a simple, 32-word statement that reads: “We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged.”

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

NJ Voters Furious as Governor Murphy Prepares to Sign ‘Rain Tax’ Into Law

Just when frustrated residents of New Jersey, one of the most heavily taxed states in the US, thought Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy had already brought the state into the ninth circle of taxation hell with new taxes to save the state’s ailing pension system, middle class voters in one of the least affordable states in the country have now been given one more thing to complain about: A tax on the rain.

After a bill authorizing the new local taxes was passed by the state late last month, Murphy is preparing to sign it into law, over the objections of the state’s Republicans, according to the New York Post.

As one state lawmaker told the post, just when NJ residents thought the state had already laid claim to every revenue stream imaginable, Democrats have found one more thing to tax.

“Every time you think there’s nothing left to tax, we come up with something else,” Assemblyman Hal Wirths (R-Morris-Sussex) exploded during a debate on the measure.

“It’s just never-ending down here.”

And voters are understandably furious.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Nolte: Ocasio-Cortez Adviser Caught Lying to Tucker Carlson

An adviser to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was caught lying to Tucker Carlson about the disastrous Green New Deal.

On Friday, Ocasio-Cortez adviser Robert Hockett appeared on Carlson’s Fox News show and falsely claimed that something that is in fact part of the Green New Deal [GND] is not; namely, the promise the GND would ensure “economic security” to those “unwilling to work” and is aimed at eliminating air travel.

Here is how it went down:

CARLSON: When do we ever pay people who are, quote, unwilling to work?

HOCKETT: We never would, right? And AOC [Ocasio-Cortez] has never said anything like that. I think you’re referring to some sort of document, I think some doctored document that somebody other than us has been circulating.

CARLSON: That was in the backgrounder from her office, is my understanding.

HOCKETT: No, no, she tweeted it out to laugh at it. If you look at her latest tweets, it seems that some Republicans have put it out there. I don’t know the details.

CARLSON: Thank you for correcting me.

To his credit, Carlson was sincere in admitting he made a mistake, but he did not make a mistake; Hockett was straight-up lying to him.

Here is a link to the original FAQ posted about the GND on Ocasio-Cortez’s House webpage. It was quickly taken down as the rollout began to resemble the Hindenburg crashing into the Titanic on George McGovern’s presidential campaign, but as you can see, the FAQ does brag about how the Green New Deal will “ensure everybody benefits from the newly created wealth. It guarantees… economic security to all who are unable or unwilling to work.”

Hockett, however, was not finished lying…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Pew: Nations More Fearful of U.S. ‘Power and Influence’ Since Trump Election

Global concern over U.S. “power and influence” has nearly doubled since the election of President Donald Trump, the Pew Research Center revealed Sunday.

During his election campaign, Mr. Trump complained of the diminishing presence of the United States on the world stage and promised that if elected he would work to restore the nation’s prestige and influence.

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

Rep. Ilhan Omar Goes on Anti-Semitic Twitter Rampage; Advocacy Group Demands Apology

She accused deep-pocketed Jews of buying American politicians and retweeted a post calling Jews ‘hook nosed’

Democrats’ freshmen class of lawmakers are providing the party with a new source of passion — and a lot of headaches.

A series of tweets sent Sunday night from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) are another addition for the latter category.

The tweets began after a writer for the Intercept, Glenn Greenwald, posted a story about Rep. Kevin McCarthy “threatening punishment” of Rep. Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) “over their criticisms of Israel.” (As CNN’s Jake Tapper noted, McCarthy’s comments were actually directed at “what he sees as anti-Semitic rhetoric from Reps. Omar and Tlaib.”)

Rep. Omar responded to Greenwald’s post with, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby”:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Thousands of Supporters Line up to See Trump in El Paso — Hundreds Arrive 24 Hrs Early — 75,000 Request Tickets for 8,000 Seat Arena

Prior to departing Joint Base Andrews, President Trump said to the press about his rally in El Paso, “We’re going there for a reason, we’re going there to keep our country safe … without a wall, it’s not going to work.”

Trump told reporters that 75,000 people signed up for his campaign rally tonight in El Paso, but the arena only holds 8,000.

[NOTE: Check URL for the supporting links]

           — Hat tip: Dora [Return to headlines]
 

Anti-EU Populist Parties Could Do Well Enough in Upcoming European Parliament Elections to ‘Paralyse’ The Bloc, Says Report

Anti-EU populist parties could do well enough in the upcoming European Parliament elections to ‘paralyse’ the bloc a report says.

The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) — a pro-EU think tank — warns of a threat to functioning European government in their report on the upcoming May elections.

Their report — titled How Anti-Europeans Plan to Wreck Europe and What Can Be Done to Stop It’ — describes how nationalist parties could win over a third of seats.

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

Antifa Attacks Jewish Guest at Berlin Film Fest Holocaust Screening

Four members of the Young Alternative (JA), the youth chapter of the Alternative for Germany, were attacked by Antifa on their way to see a film about the Warsaw Ghetto.

Two were wounded, one of the victims was Jewish and managed to escape the attack.

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

DUP Condemns Blair, Major for ‘Playing on Fears’ Over Irish Border

Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP Gregory Campbell has accused arch remainers John Major and Tony Blair of “playing on the fears” of people living along the Irish border as they campaign to stop the UK making a clean break of the EU.

Mr Campbell made the comments after Mr Blair said there would be “devastating” consequences for Northern Ireland if the UK left the EU without a deal, while Mr Major said he fears a return to sectarian violence.

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

EU Will Demand More Money, Gibraltar Concessions for Brexit Delay, Lawyer Warns

A senior lawyer has argued that the UK would put itself in a “very weak negotiating position” if it asked the EU to delay Brexit, resulting in the country being “blackmailed for further concessions” including more money and surrendering full sovereignty of Gibraltar.

Martin Howe QC argued, in an article for Lawyers for Britain, that even a short extension to allow Prime Minister Theresa May to find backing in the House of Commons for her unpopular Withdrawal Agreement could turn the UK into a “supplicant” of Brussels and at the mercy of the 27 other member states.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Exclusive — Hungary Rejects Mass Migration, Prefers Social Cohesion, Pro-Family Policies

Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjartó has described how his country has rejected multiculturalism and mass migration and as a solution to demographic and labour market challenges, favouring a more socially cohesive society and policies which support local people to raise their own families and up-skill.

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

Geneva Politicians Vote to Propose Julian Assange Asylum

The Geneva city parliament has adopted a motion demanding that the Swiss government offer asylum to controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

The somewhat surprising resolution was the result of an hour-long debate on Wednesday evening, framed in the context of providing better protection for whistleblowers.

The text was proposed by Eric Bertinat of the conservative right People’s Party — a party not usually known for backing acts of “civil disobedience”, in the words of Social Democratic politician Albane Schlechten.

[Comment: Article dated Feb 7, 2019.]

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

German Court Rules Measles Isn’t a Virus

A German Dr. named Stefan Lanka put out a reward for 100,000 Euros to anyone who could prove the measles virus existed.

After being challenged by someone who claimed to have proof of the virus’ existence, the German Federal Supreme Court confirmed that there was not enough evidence to prove its existence and Lanka did not have to pay.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hundreds of Russian and Chinese Spies in Brussels — Report

The EU’s de facto capital is teeming with Russian and Chinese spies, according to officials cited by a German newspaper. Diplomats have reportedly been told to avoid certain eateries in the European quarter.

The EU’s foreign service has warned there are hundreds of Russian and Chinese intelligence agents operating in Brussels, according to a report in Germany’s Welt am Sonntag newspaper.

The European External Action Service (EEAS) estimates there are “about 250 Chinese and 200 Russian spies in the European capital,” the paper reported, citing EU diplomats.

Diplomats and military officials were advised to avoid certain parts of Brussels’ European quarter, including a popular steakhouse and a cafe near the European Commission’s main building, the report said.

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]
 

Mad Woman Sentenced for ‘Racist Attack’ On Swedish Nationalist Politician

A 55-year-old woman has been sentenced for harassment after yelling at a Sweden Democrats (SD) politician that he is a racist.

On 23 May last year the Sweden Democrats Municipal Councillor got on a bus together with his partner in Västerås.

On the bus was a relative of the man whom he had not been in contact with for many years, but who now recognised him.

“Is that you, you f***ing idiot”, said the woman when she discovered who was sitting next to her.

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

No End in Sight in France’s ‘Yellow Vest’ Revolt

PARIS — They won’t go away. Week after week, France’s yellow vests are out on the streets, in one of the biggest and longest popular uprisings the country has seen in years; a political crisis with no easy exit.

On Saturday, roughly 51,000 protesters took to the streets for the thirteenth consecutive weekend but the numbers were down from January. Once again, the demonstrations were marked by violence, with one protester severely wounded in the hand.

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

Right-Wing Parties Triumph in Italian Regional Election in Key Test Ahead of European Parliament Vote

Right-wing parties triumphed in a regional election in central Italy on Monday in a contest seen as a key test for the European Parliament elections in May.

A candidate from Brothers of Italy, a small far-Right party backed by the Right-wing League party and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia, won the election in the mountainous Abruzzo region.

After taking around 48 per cent of the vote, Marco Marsilio was elected the new governor of the region, ousting a centre-Left coalition.

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

Scientists Think They’ve Found 1,952 New Species Living in Our Poop

Computers, poop, and years of research: it’s a combination leading scientists to an unprecedented understanding of the microbial communities in our intestines. But a new paper from researchers in Europe and the UK reveals that when it comes to what’s in our gut, there’s still lots to learn.

The study looked at bacterial genetic information found in almost 12,000 stool samples and turned up 1,952 potential new species. Stack that up against the 273 species of gut bacteria currently identified and cultured in labs, and it represents a whole lot we don’t know about poop.

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

Spain: Tens of Thousands Join Right-Wing Rally in Madrid, Demand Socialist PM to Resign

Some 45,000 people joined a right-wing rally in Spain’s capital Sunday to demand that Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez step down for his handling of the Catalonia region’s secession crisis.

Many in the crowd assembled in Madrid’s Plaza de Colon waved the national flag and chanted slogans in support of Spain’s security forces along with calling for the Socialist prime minister’s resignation.

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

‘The Alps Just Got Taller’: Italy’s Populist Leaders Push Franco-Italian Relations to the Brink

Date created : 09/02/2019 — 10:48Latest update : 09/02/2019 — 16:13

Text by: Benjamin DODMAN Rome is bracing itself for retaliatory strikes from its neighbour, ally and key trade partner after a barrage of attacks by Italy’s populist leaders pushed Franco-Italian relations to the brink.

When Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella returned from a trip to Angola late on Thursday, Rome’s Ciampino airport had just been cleared of three bombs buried there since World War II. It was not the only bombshell news, reminiscent of a bygone era, coming from the Italian capital that day. Hours earlier, France’s ambassador in Rome had been recalled amid an escalating row between the two allies and neighbours — a gesture not seen since Italy declared war on the French, already battered by Nazi Germany, back in 1940.

“Our friendship with France must be defended and preserved,” Mattarella declared at once, expressing his “great preoccupation” and urging his government to “immediately re-establish a climate of trust” with the French. In private, he went on to deliver a stern rebuke of the government ministers whose vitriolic comments have shredded the last remnants of diplomatic etiquette in relations between the two founding members of the European Union.

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]
 

The Strange Death of Europe: Loss of Identity With Country and Culture

“Almost half of Swedish women are regularly prisoners in their own homes because it is too dangerous to go outside. Muslim religious police and gangs are controlling ever larger areas. There are not enough police to stabilize the country. There is no help in sight for the Swedes, and Sweden is becoming an ever-greater security threat to the surrounding NATO countries,” reported Nicolai Sennels of Jihad Watch.

Every chapter of The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam by Douglas Murray sends a chill up any Western reader’s spine.

None of the leaders of Europe planned on or foresaw the chaos and religious zealotry of Muslims moving into their countries. They assumed that immigrants from such distant regions like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Congo and Nigeria would gladly assimilate into advanced European culture. They escaped their shitholes to migrate to a modern country. European leaders assumed their cultures, their educational systems and their freedoms would be accepted by Muslims from the Middle East and Africa.

European leaders discovered their folly as racial, cultural and religious mayhem overtook Europe. Every European today, whether it’s Sweden, Norway, Great Britain, France, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Holland, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland-understands the plight of women in the face of the Islamic onslaught. Gays feel the Islamic rage. Jewish people find themselves being killed or terrified in their own neighborhoods.

Anyone who speaks out, or writes anything about Muslim conquest or draws a cartoon of the prophet-faces intimidation and/or outright getting his or her throat sliced. Murray gives example after example of anyone who thought “free speech” continued in Europe, would find themselves hiding or dead from Muslim terrorists who kill anyone to defies the Quran. Just for reporting these facts that I’m relating, if I wrote this account in France, I would face a “fatwa” or death to an infidel for simply speaking the truth about Islam…

January 27, 2019, Jihad Watch, Christine Douglas Williams reported, “A 25-year-old Syrian man was arrested in the German town of Landshut this week after approaching a group of young girls on their way to school and molesting them. The case is just the latest in a wave of Muslim migrant sex attacks since the height of the migrant crisis in 2015, many of which have involved adults preying on minors.

“The sex assaults are rampant. Recall the Muslim rape gangs of the UK. The view of infidel women as sex slaves is enshrined in Islamic doctrine and still perpetuated (Quran 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30).

“Muslim men are allowed by Allah to rape non-Muslim or infidel women to “humiliate” them, according to a female Islamic scholar from the prestigious Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK: A Defeat Dressed up as a Victory

Remember the Holocaust exhibition in London that couldn’t be staged last month — the exhibition at Golders Green about Muslims who helped to save Jews from the Nazis in Albania during the Second World War? The small exhibition appeared clearly intended for two reasons. First to try to build trust between a new local mosque and the large Jewish community in Golders Green, and second, to remind Muslims in Britain that hostility towards Jews is an ancient and modern evil. The intentions behind the exhibition seemed good.

Not everyone, however, in Britain’s Muslim communities approved. The radical Islamist website “5Pillars” said that there was a problem about the exhibit. They said that it had originated from Yad Vashem, a memorial and research institute. Of course, Yad Vashem just so happens to be in Israel — and any contact with the state of Israel is absolutely verboten to many Islamists, such as those at “5 Pillars” (who of course would deny many accusations of anti-Semitism).

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UK: Boris Johnson Again Offers to Back May’s ‘Total Surrender’ Brexit Deal He Previously Denounced

Boris Johnson has again spoken out on Theresa May’s Brexit plan, indicating he could support the deal he has long campaigned against if the Prime Minister is able to achieve only very limited change to the text of the deal.

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UK: Brexit: Supermarket Boss Admits EU Migration Used to Keep Wages Down

Ronny Gottschlich, who ran the discount supermarket giant Lidl in the United Kingdom for six years, has admitted that bosses have used European Union migrants to hold down wages.

Free Movement of People, originally conceived as Free Movement of Labour, is one of the so-called “Four Freedoms” of the European Union, allowing migrants to travel throughout the bloc effectively unvetted and in unlimited numbers.

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UK: Khan’s London: ‘Throat Slit’ In Homicide After Argument Over Cigarettes

A man in his 30s has died after having his “throat slit” in an argument over cigarettes in East Dulwich, east London, on Sunday.

London’s Metropolitan Police were called to Lordship Lane in East Dulwich, in the London borough of Southwark, at 2:30am on Sunday following reports of a man who had been stabbed. Emergency services attended to the victim, but he was pronounced dead at the scene at 3am.

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UK: Muslim Shouted ‘Allah is God’ As He Attacked Disabled Christian

A Muslim who spat at a disabled Christian preacher has been jailed for more than four years for attacking volunteers as they gave out food to the homeless. Ali Al-Hindawi, 23, shouted ‘Allah is God’ at wheelchair-bound Claudio Bogge before threatening him and spitting at him. The evangelical preacher, who was handing out leaflets for his local church, told the incensed Al-Hindawi: ‘I love you because Jesus loves you.’ Al-Hindawi then carried out another vicious assault on a Christian volunteer…

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UK: Top BBC Journalist Allegedly Likens Working Class Men to ‘Amazonia Cannibals’ In Undercover Footage

BBC flagship political show Panorama’s John Sweeney has allegedly been caught referring to working-class men as being like “cannibals from Amazonia” in an undercover video released by Tommy Robinson.

The footage was posted to Robinson’s social media accounts on both Facebook and Instagram over the weekend and shows the former English Defence League leader confronting Sweeney over his comments.

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‘We Need Hungarian Children’: Orban Introduces Tax Breaks for Families

Hungary’s conservative prime minister Viktor Orban has announced seven family-friendly government programmes that will encourage Hungarians to have children as the country rejects the European Union’s progressive mass migration agenda.

“We are living in times when fewer and fewer children are being born throughout Europe. People in the West are responding to this with immigration,” Prime Minister Orban said at the State of the Nation address in Budapest on Sunday.

“Hungarians see this in a different light. We do not need numbers, but Hungarian children,” the Fidesz party leader added.

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Yellow Vest Riots Spreading From France to Latvia

France has now experienced thirteen straight weeks of yellow vest protests in the streets, many turning into riots, where demonstrators have demanded President Emmanuel Macron abscond from office. It’s a clear signal of public opposition to the “reforms” Macron has been trying to enact as well as a broader rejection of globalist economic initiatives. But is the movement threatening to spill outside that nation’s borders? The AP reports that this weekend saw similar activity well to the northeast in Latvia, where demonstrators made direct references to the French troubles.

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Merkel’s Government “Deliberately Helped” Terrorist Escape Justice, U.S. Attorney General Says

The United States has accused the German government of letting a convicted terrorist escape American justice. Turkish national Adem Yilmaz, responsible for the murder of two U.S. servicemen, was deported to Turkey despite an American extradition request to face trial in a New York court.

“Adem Yilmaz is responsible for the deaths of U.S. servicemembers,” U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell said on Thursday. “This failure to extradite him to the United States violates the terms and spirit of our Extradition Treaty.”

Yilmaz, who served eleven years in German prison for the foiled 2007 terror plot to target U.S. citizens and facilities, including the Ramstein air base, was also behind the 2008 suicide bombing in Afghanistan that killed two U.S. servicemen and injured 11 others.

“We are gravely disappointed by Germany’s decision to deport a dangerous terrorist — Adem Yilmaz — to Turkey, rather than to extradite him to the United States to face justice for his complicity in the murder of two American servicemen,” acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said in a statement. “The German government deliberately helped Yilmaz escape justice by placing him on a plane to Turkey,” he added.

German authorities defended the decision to reject the U.S. extradition request, saying they feared the violation of legal rights of the terrorist. “An extradition could have only occurred if the Americans said they would restrict the charges to crimes not already punished,” a spokesperson for the Frankfurt court told The Associated Press.

The German state broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported:

The United States sharply criticized Germany on Thursday for deporting a convicted terrorist to Turkey despite an extradition request for him to stand trial in a New York court.

Adem Yilmaz was deported on Tuesday to his native Turkey after serving an 11-year prison sentence in Germany for planning a 2007 bomb plot to attack American citizens and facilities in Germany as part of an Islamist extremist cell.

The United States had requested his extradition to face terrorism charges for conspiring to carry out a 2008 suicide bombing near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border that killed two US soldiers and injured 11 other people. Yilmaz, a member of a group called the Islamic Jihad Union, is also accused of carrying out attacks on US troops on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in 2006.

The 40-year-old terrorist, now safely back in Turkey, may never again face justice for his crimes. He was detained by the Turkish authorities for questioning upon arrival, but it was “unclear if he will face charges there,” German media reports said.[…]

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Nine Months Later, Trump’s Iran Deal Withdrawal is a Clear Success

Despite howls of protest by the Left, the foreign-policy establishment, and European leaders, and contrary to misleading assessments by U.S. intelligence agencies, it is now clear that President Trump’s decision last May to withdraw the United States from the controversial 2015 nuclear deal with Iran (the JCPOA) was the right call and is a huge policy success.

Trump’s JCPOA withdrawal did not lead to war with Iran, as many critics predicted. Instead, Iran is far more isolated than it was when President Trump assumed office. The United States has worked to unite its Middle East allies, especially Israel and Saudi Arabia, against Iran and, in Warsaw this month, will co-chair an international conference with Poland on the threat from Iran. Iran’s economy is under unprecedented pressure, thanks to re-imposed U.S. sanctions, especially oil sanctions, with negative 1.5 percent growth in 2018 and an expected negative 3.6 percent growth in 2019. Iran’s current year-on-year inflation rate through last month was 40 percent.

Some Trump critics predicted that any effort by the president to re-impose U.S. sanctions lifted by the JCPOA would have little effect since other parties to the agreement — in particular the EU, Germany, France, and the U.K. — would not follow suit, but numerous European companies have resisted pressure from their governments to defy re-imposed U.S. sanctions. On January 31, European leaders announced a special finance facility to help European firms skirt U.S. sanctions on Iran, but that initiative is months behind schedule and few experts believe it will work.

Instead, as a result of re-imposed U.S. sanctions, European airlines Air France, British Airways and KLM ended service to Iran last year. European companies Total, Siemens, and Volkswagen also withdrew from Iran, along with U.S. companies GE, Boeing, and Honeywell and the Russian oil firm Lukoil. In November, Germany’s Bundesbank changed its rules so it could reject an Iranian request to withdraw 300 million euros from Hamburg-based trade bank Europäische-Iranische Handelsbank, to protect the central bank’s relationships with institutions in “third countries.” That is, the United States.

Before the U.S. withdrawal, JCPOA critics made strong arguments about the accord’s weaknesses, especially Iran’s refusal to allow International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors access to military sites. The lone exception is the Parchin military base, self-inspected by Iranians. There the IAEA obtained evidence of covert nuclear-weapons work. […]

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‘Julian’s Situation is Dire’: Roger Waters Issues Rallying Cry for Assange Asylum in Australia

Pink Floyd-founder and political activist Roger Waters has endorsed upcoming political demonstrations in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to take place in March in the latter’s native Australia.

Waters, 75, decried Assange’s almost seven-year imprisonment in the Ecuadorian embassy in London as “dire” while referring to the publisher as “a national treasure…of immense influence and significance on the world stage.”

Pro-Assange rallies are scheduled to be held in Sydney on March 3 and in Melbourne on March 10.

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Nearly 100 Children Dead From Ebola in Congo as Crisis Worsens

Nearly 100 children have died since the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo started last year — and the crisis is gathering pace, with the number of new cases doubling last month, according to charity Save the Children.

A total of 97 children have died from the viral illness since the outbreak began in August, 65 of whom were younger than 5 years old, the group said.

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Clinton Body Count Grows: Was Whistleblower “Suicided” Days After Exposing Clinton Associates “Sex Slave Farm”?

Wherever the Clintons go and whoever they are close to often meet mysterious ends, often very strange suicides. The latest person to face this tragic end is Sabrina Bittencourt, an activist who exposed Bill Clinton’s “faith healer,” Joao Teixeira de Faria (John of God), as a child rapist and running a “sex slave farm.” Bittencourt was found dead over the weekend, just days after making the claims.

Largely, the media is silent over Bittencourt’s alleged suicide in her own home.

The Daily Mail, however, reported:

Sabrina Bittencourt, 38, died at her home in Barcelona just days after accusing John of God — real name Joao Teixeira de Faria — of running a ‘sex slave farm’.

She claimed young girls were held captive in a farming operation which exported babies on the black market.

The women would be murdered after ten years of having babies in the alleged scheme run by the 77-year-old celebrity faith healer, who was arrested last year after hundreds of women accused him of abuse, she said.

Ms Bittencourt left Brazil and was forced to live under protection after receiving death threats.

Her eldest son Gabriel Baum confirmed her death, writing on Facebook: ‘She took the last step so that we could live. They killed my mother.’

[…]

Ms Bittencourt had received reports of children being sold for between £15,000 and £40,000 in Europe, Australia and the United States, she said.

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Researchers Discover New Species in the Deep Seas of Costa Rica

Over the course of three weeks, a team of scientists aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor explored the deep sea seamounts of Costa Rica. Spending their time in the waters outside Isla del Coco National Park, they marveled at the diverse ecosystems and discovered several new species. Now, the researchers are hoping that their findings will allow them to understand more about how these seamounts provide an essential animal corridor.

Isla del Coco, or Cocos Island, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by deep water and has a marine ecosystem unlike any other island in the region. Using remotely operated vehicles, 19 dives were conducted to explore the deep sea, with some of the dives going thousands of meters deep. The findings were shocking, for both good and bad reasons.

The scientists, who were led by Dr. Erik Cordes of Temple University, focused on marine life of all sizes—from tiny microbes to fish and coral. Over the course of their dives, they discovered at least four new species of deep-sea coral and six other animals new to science. By surveying these seamounts for the first time, the researchers will learn much more about the coral communities hosted there and how to protect them from potential harm.

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Venezuelan Colonel Urges Soldiers to Help US Aid Enter, Says 90% of Army Against Maduro

The latest senior military officer to defect from the Nicolas Maduro government claims that 90% of the armed forces are “unhappy” with Maduro and stand ready to defect, according to The Times.

Colonel Rubén Paz Jimenez posted a short video to social media over the weekend declaring his support for US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó. “Ninety per cent of us in the armed forces are really unhappy,” he said in the video message. “We are being used to keep them in power.” He further urged soldiers to resist orders to block humanitarian aid shipped by the United States and to instead facilitate its entry into the country.

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Venezuela Opposition Delivers First Cargo of Humanitarian Aid: Guaido

CARACAS (Reuters) — Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaido, said on Monday his team had delivered a first cargo of the humanitarian aid that has become a flashpoint in his tussle with President Nicolas Maduro, without specifying how it had received it.

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Donald Trump: ‘Crazy’ Democrats Trying to Stop ICE From Deporting Illegal Immigrants

President Donald Trump reacted Monday to new demands from House Democrats to cap the detention of illegal immigrants in the United States.

“The Democrats do not want us to detain, or send back, criminal aliens!” Trump wrote on Twitter. “This is a brand new demand. Crazy!”

Democrats on the bipartisan compromise border security committee to fund the wall issued a demand for a “cap” on the number of beds used for detained illegal immigrants.

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Muslim Migration and Rape Statistics in Europe

[A Note From The Publisher: On January 17th I received another 30 day suspension from Facebook for sharing this article. The truth is a violation of community standards. We will keep publishing the truth, but please understand that we just lost a lot of traffic and I need you to help spread the word if we are to keep growing.]

Sweden has one of Europe’s highest rates of sexual assaults.

At 120.79 violent sexual assaults per 100,000 people, and 56 rapes per 100,000, the otherwise bleak socialist country ranks as having the second highest rate of sexual violence in Europe.

What makes Sweden so exceptionally dangerous for women? Its militant feminism is embedded in its political culture and its educational system. Sweden has boasted of a “feminist foreign policy”, 61% of Swedes in one survey identified as feminists and hold the strongest views on “gender equality” of any Europeans. Swedes are the most likely to believe that it’s okay for men to cry. Only 11% believe that women should take care of the home and only 10% believe that it’s a man’s job to support his family.

A local branch of the Left Party in Sweden even demanded that men urinate while sitting down.

Trending: Clinton Body Count Grows: Was Whistleblower “Suicided” Days After Exposing Clinton Associates “Sex Slave Farm”?

And then there are the Czechs, just 13% identify as feminists, 77% think that a woman’s place is in the home, yet the sexual assault rate is 7.79 per 100,000, a tiny fraction of feminist Sweden.

If the real issues were feminism and toxic masculinity, if sufficient educational indoctrination about the evils of masculinity is needed to “teach men not to rape”, women should be safest in Sweden.

So what went wrong?

Instead of traveling from Stockholm to Prague, let’s take a closer trip over to neighboring Finland.

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Nigerian Asylum Seeker, 44, Cons a US Pensioner Out of $400k in Romance Scams Before Convincing Him to Import 2.5kg of Cocaine Into Australia — All While He Was Locked Up at Villawood Detention Centre

A scam artist who conned a pensioner out of his life savings later convinced the man to import cocaine to Sydney Airport as part of an alleged global drug trafficking syndicate.

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Texas Police Form Wall of Vehicles to Help Border Patrol Stop Caravan Migrants

Police are lining up their vehicles near Eagle Pass, Texas, to help Border Patrol agents stop the illegal crossing of caravan migrants who arrived in the Mexican border town of Piedras Negras last week. Texas Governor Greg Abbott deployed an additional Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers to the region to assist in securing the border section that has no physical barriers to prevent illegal crossings.

“Texans ask: what’s going on at Eagle Pass?” Governor Abbott tweeted. The governor’s tweet includes a photo showing a large number of DPS vehicles lined up with Border Patrol vehicles along the Rio Grande River near the border community.

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The Hidden State of Illegalia

All of us have to thank Nancy Pelosi. She turned out to be not only the speaker of the House of Representatives, but also an excellent salesperson. Thanks to her ill conceived tricks, the advertisement of the annual presidential State of the Union (SOTU) address to the Congress reached unprecedented heights.

If earlier such traditional performances were simply routine, and only a few people outside Washington were interested, then this year, the situation (thanks to Pelosi) was significantly different. She invited Trump to speak on January 3, 2019, then “canceled” her invitation on January 16. Then the partial government shutdown ended, and the SOTU was rescheduled to February 5.

Pelosi’s request for a cancelation of this traditional presidential address was an unprecedented and unheard of scandal, which ignores hundred-year-old tradition. She was successful in postponing the presidential address, but that was a classic example of a Pyrrhic victory (hat tip: Ronald Cherry). Trump could have used this opportunity for his advantage. He talked about the economy, record low unemployment numbers, legal immigration, and foreign policy. What he spent less time on than he should have is the State of Illegalia.

Unfortunately, most Americans are not aware of such a state. No, it is not the 51st state in the Union; instead, it is a satellite substate within every legitimate state of the Union.

For example, in the state of California alone, there are about 1.2 million children born out of “tourism” of pregnant illegal aliens. These are official hospital data. For comparison, the population of the legitimate state of Wyoming is about 600,000 people.

That is, inside the state of California, there is a substate — the State of Illegalia — whose population is twice the state of Wyoming.

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Why Was Identity of Illegal Immigrant and MS-13 Animal Kept a Secret After He Was Arrested for Murdering a Man on NYC Subway?

The four-time felon, illegal alien, and member of MS-13, arguably the most violent international gang in the world, has been arrested for the execution-style murder of a rival gang member on the platform of a subway station in New York City. So, why did it take so long for the NYPD to release his identity to the public after they arrested him?

Was there a political motivation behind hiding the truth about the violent gang member who belongs to a gang that President Trump refers to its members as, “animals?”

According to the New York Post, he’s an MS-13 gangster and illegal immigrant accused of murdering a rival on a subway platform— but you wouldn’t even recognize him on the street if the NYPD had its way.

Cops bent over backward Tuesday to shield alleged killer Ramiro Gutierrez from public scrutiny after his arrest for Sunday’s broad-daylight slaying in Queens — going so far as to feed reporters bogus information about his whereabouts and claim ignorance on his illegal status hours before President Trump’s State of the Union Addressrenewing his request for a border wall.

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Best Movie Ever About Framing — The Left is Buying Everything!

What happens if you ask people if water should be banned? Penn and Teller did… You will be surprised!

Golden oldie, but do you really believe something has changed? This is how the Climate Change Activists are fooling people nowadays…

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Brazil’s New President to Eliminate Transgender, Pro-Gay Ideology From Schools

BRASILIA, Brazil, February 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced plans last week to revise textbooks in public schools and eliminate references to homosexuality, same-sex “marriage,” and violence against women.

There are also proposals to give the military control of some public schools. Once Bolsonaro took office, the Ministry of Education issued new guidelines for textbook publishers that erased references to gender ideology and sexism. The ministry also eliminated its diversity department.

On the eve of his Jan. 1 inauguration, Bolsonaro tweeted his intentions. “One of the goals to get Brazil out of the worst positions in international education rankings is to combat the Marxist rubbish that has spread in educational institutions.” Education Minister Ricardo Velez Rodriguez vowed in his inaugural speech to end the “aggressive promotion of the gender ideology.”

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German Cardinals Face Off Over Catholic Beliefs

Progressive German Cardinal Walter Kasper has blasted the Vatican’s former doctrinal chief, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, saying that his recent restatement of principles of the Catholic faith will lead to “confusion and division.”

On Saturday, Cardinal Müller published an open “Manifesto of Faith,” a 2,000-word text reiterating fundamental Catholic teaching on a number of issues as a response to what he sees as “growing confusion about the doctrine of the Faith.”

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Luciferianism: A Secular Look at a Destructive Globalist Belief System

Over many years of investigating the mechanics of global events and the people behind them I have become perhaps a little obsessed with one particular subject — the source and motivations of evil. This fascination does not stem from a simple morbid curiosity, but a strategic need to understand an enemy. Much like an exterminator needs to understand the behavior of cockroaches to be effective, I seek to understand the behavior and nature of organized evil.

One very important fact that must first be made clear in people’s minds is that evil does indeed exist. Establishment propaganda has spent immense time, effort and capital attempting to condition society into believing that evil is nothing more than a social construct — an opinion. Evil is supposedly in the eye of the beholder; a product of religious conditioning. This is a falsehood. Just like concepts of beauty, concepts of evil are actually inherent in our psyches from birth. The “eye of the beholder” is irrelevant.

Two particular areas of human psychology support this fact:

First, as the work of Carl Jung (and by extension anthropologists like Joseph Campbell) exposed, all human beings no matter where in the world they are born, from the most isolated tribe in the Amazon to the largest metropolis in America, carry the same archetypal symbols in their psyche. That is to say, we ALL have the same psychological elements in our minds regardless of environment.

This fact alone is so overwhelming to modern man that some people refuse to even acknowledge it as a possibility. We have been trained like lab rats to see only one path through the maze; we have been told over and over again that everything is “relative”; that each person is entirely a product of environment and that we all start out empty as “blank slates”.

The vicious attacks on Carl Jung by the establishment (including lies that he cooperated with the Nazis) tell me that Jung was very close to the mark. He had stumbled upon something very dangerous to the establishment; something that could derail their conditioning of the public.

Second, the undeniable existence of the human conscience suggests that we are born with an understanding of duality. Meaning, just as Jung discovered, our psyches contain inherent concepts of good and evil that influence our decisions and reactions. Jung referred to evil, or psychologically destructive impulses, as the ‘personal shadow’ and the ‘collective shadow’.

The vast majority of people have an intuitive relationship with good and evil. They feel anxiety when confronted with evil actions or thoughts, and they feel personal guilt when they know they have done something evil to other people. Some might call this a “moral compass”. I would refer to it as part of the soul or spirit.

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Smell That Storm Coming?

We are living, today, in a time like no other in the history of our nation. If you look back just over RECENT history — like me, you are probably AMAZED at just how far our country has fallen in just a few years. Today, we are on the breach of the “perfect storm.” You can SMELL it coming. It appears that all the pieces of the puzzle are coming together to launch America into an all-out civil war.

This couldn’t have happened this way just a few years ago. But today, I?see no way to avoid it. Our nation is more divided now than it has ever been, or at least since the FIRST civil war. And it did NOT have to be this way. But nefarious, diabolical forces have been at work. And make no mistake: they have been working TIRELESSLY, focused INTENSELY and NON-STOP — like a laser beam — toward their ultimate goal of America’s total destruction.

I?have said before that something supernaturally EVIL was taking place when Barack Hussein Obama was “elected” to be president. Here was a junior senator from Illinois, someone, who just a couple years earlier, no one had ever even HEARD of, now being hailed by the media in what can only be described as a “coronation” as America’s new “messiah.” YES — in case you don’t remember, that was the word that was being used to describe Obama at the time of the election. Our new “messiah.” It literally gave me goosebumps…

And for eight years, everything that was evil was called “good” and all things good were called “evil.” Islam — Obama’s religion — was hailed as “peaceful” and “loving” — even amidst DAILY horrific terrorist attacks all around the world. Even here in THIS country, we had FREQUENT attacks by Muslims. In fact, as far as I can recall, EVERY terror attack on our shores — from the woman beheaded by a co-worker in Oklahoma to the people stabbed in the neck in a St. Cloud, Minnesota shopping mall, and every attack in between — were ALL perpetrated by Muslims. Yet the so-called “president,” and his willing accomplices in the media REFUSED to admit that Islam was a wicked and violent ideology.

On the contrary, it was CONSTANTLY drilled into our heads that Islam is a “religion of peace.” Overseas, we saw this “religion of peace” lock Christians in cages and set them on fire, drown them, or tie them up in groups, place explosives on their necks and set them off. Daily beheadings. Lest we forget, all of this was CONSTANTLY?in the news during the Obama years, yet Islam was CONSTANTLY touted as “peaceful.” It was just a “FEW RADICALS,” we were told, that were the bad eggs. Europe opened its borders to the so-called “migrants,” who flooded in from Islamic countries and once again, terrorism reigned everywhere Islam went. Yet it was still considered a very GOOD thing for them to be taking over western nations. And Obama rolled out the red carpet for as many Muslims as he could possibly import here to America.

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The Face of Evil: Fox News Zeroes in on Schumer as Trump Explains How Democrat Lawmakers Cheered Over Abortion of Full Term Babies

Last week, in one of the sickest examples of our rotting culture, New York City’s One World Trade Center was lighted in pink to “celebrate” the passing of a new law in New York that allows doctors to kill babies in the third-term of their mother’s pregnancy.

The Reproductive Health Act was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo in Albany earlier Tuesday, timed for the 46th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. The law had been passed by the State Senate on a 38-24 vote, almost entirely split on the basis of party lines.

Watch, as the gallery breaks out in celebration over the new law that allows full-term babies to be killed…

Last night, during his SOTU speech, President Trump brilliantly exposed the dark and evil truth about the Democrat Party. Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) was on his feet clapping for Trump’s announcement of the Paid Parental Leave act for women. While Democrats were on their feet, President Trump immediately segued into the Democrat Party’s New York abortion law and explained about the shameful support expressed by the disgraced Democrat Governor Ralph Northam, for killing babies after they’re born.

Watch how quickly Schumer’s demeanor changes when President Trump brilliantly utters these words, literally seconds after Schumer was on his feet cheering:

“There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days. Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments from birth. These are living, feeling, beautiful babies, who will never get the chance to share their love and their dreams with the world. And then, we had the case with the governor of Virginia who stated that he would execute a baby after birth. To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.”

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Tragic Fallacies of the APA’s Toxic Psychology of Boys and Men

Twenty-nineteen is my 40th anniversary. It’s been 40 years since I resigned from the American Psychological Association.

A tragedy befell humanity at large through the 1970s. The APA permanently abandoned a great and unique mission to create and disseminate scientific, universally relevant psychological theory, and instead reoriented philosophically to destroy the Judeo-Christian moral code. Since the 1970s, the APA has accredited tens of thousands of pieces of anti-moral propaganda designed to normalize and trivialize the psychological effects of abortion, including infanticide, and to devalue sanctified monogamy and the father-led family. Especially, APA literature has evidenced a full-blown obsessive disorder in incessant worshipfulness toward variant and deviant sexuality, symptomized by pathologizing Judeo-Christian morality regarding the problem of sex and by ceaselessly troweling LGBTQ+ slop onto a cultural pedestal.

The recently published “Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men” was instantly recognized by people of common sense as dehumanizing toward the male sex. The Guidelines epitomize three vast, tragic fallacies. They are anti-natural and anti-moral and exemplify irrational polemicism, which displaced scientifically based psychological theory in the major position statements of the APA. The Guidelines represent a new low in composting psychological theory.

The standing anti-moral movements of the APA, such as promoting abortion and homosexuality, have some basis in the humanist worldview and in researchable existential facts. However, the Guidelines can’t even be said to be properly political because their fundamental message is gibberish. As proudly proclaimed by the principal composter, the Guidelines deny biological sex as the origin of masculinity and femininity and promote silly “non-binary” gender theory of social conditioning as the sole explanation of masculinity. The Guidelines are toxic because they promote the feminization and homosexualization of males as a remedy for men’s struggles. They demean the dignity of manhood and masculinity, thereby fueling the crises of depression and suicide among middle-aged men.

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UK Mother Arrested and Detained for 7 Hours After ‘Misgendering’ Trans Activist

The days when liberals could credibly claim that “nobody will go to jail” for violating laws making misgendering a trans individual a crime are now firmly in the past. And though the UK hasn’t passed such a law — like Canada did back in 2017 — apparently, UK police are now acquiescing to demands that individuals who misgender a trans person on the Internet can be investigated and charged for engaging in a “targeted harassment campaign. Because according to a report in the Daily Mail, a 38-year-old mother from Hertfordshire was arrested in front of her two young children then brought to a nearby police station for questioning, where she was locked in a cell without the use of hygiene products (which she said she had specifically requested) while police questioned her about the incident.

Writing on online forum Mumsnet, Mrs Scottow — who has also been served with a court order that bans her from referring to her accuser as a man — claimed: “I was arrested in my home by three officers, with my autistic ten-year-old daughter and breastfed 20-month-old son present.”

“I was then detained for seven hours in a cell with no sanitary products (which I said I needed) before being interviewed then later released under investigation…I was arrested for harassment and malicious communications because I called someone out and misgendered them on Twitter.”

The woman in question, Kate Scottow, was arrested after repeatedly misgendering transgender activist Stephanie Hayden during a debate on the UK-based online forum Mumsnet. After being detained (Scottow was also served with an order prohibiting from ever referring to Hayden as a man), police confiscated Scottow’s phone and laptop, and have so far refused to return them more than two months later. The Hertfordshire PD confirmed the arrest, saying “We take all reports of malicious communication seriously.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Why Are the Leftists Thrilled by Abortion?

Hillary Clinton and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced their satanic bill to allow abortions through all nine months up to birth. The intense jubilant faces of these two Democrats in the photo while launching their baby killing campaign was bone-chillingly evil. Clinton and Cuomo held their joined hands high in the air like an enthusiastic victorious battle-cry as they grinned ear to ear. Why were they so happy? Why were these leftist politicians barely able to contain their excitement over the thought of killing more babies?

During her presidential campaign, Hillary vowed to protect animals from cruelty and abuse. And yet, Hillary is elated over her bill to allow abortion doctors to deliver a nine-month-old baby except for the head; then shove scissors into its brain to kill it. This barbaric, shameful and evil procedure is called partial birth abortion.

Hillary cosponsored the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act to end the slaughter of horses for their meat. Meanwhile, Hillary passionately defends Planned Parenthood which kills babies for their meat; selling dead baby body parts — intact heads sell for premium prices. Planned Parenthood has made over $100 million selling aborted baby parts.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

13 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/11/2019

  1. re: Military Agreement between US and Canada

    Comment : “…Canadian troops will likely be under the direction of the UN should civil war 2.0 breaks out in the USA…”

    This is a very strong possibility, especially if the Liberals are in power at the time.

    • I don’t think you understand the real momentum behind it: Since women are protected beyond reasonable justice, the best thing to do with a “rage-tripping” woman is to do nothing and record everything on video. Since we cannot slap women out of it (in the words of Sean Connery*), we’ll just make it worse by making it a legal issue.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo0d1zTAFKA

          • Those Swedish police women should sit down before they hurt themselves.

            I think perhaps Swedes should simply hire little moslem boys to defend and protect them. Cheaper than police and not afraid to use force.

          • They just need to wake up from the feminism induced dream about men and women being the same – we are not. On the video with the police women it is quite clear why wolves generally do not attack bears: The bear is so strong he can take them out one by one, and the advantage in “numbers” becomes null and void.

      • Maybe the point was to show Swedes what they think of their establishment. Maybe it was just another test to see if Swedes are capable of any kind of retaliation – and clearly they don’t think high enough of their own kingdom if this didn’t cause any further uproar.

        Or maybe the thief was just really dumb and once he found out it’s impossible to sell these items, he just threw them away. Who knows.

        Swedes can be lucky the thief didn’t rip out the jewels and pour the gold into bricks. Wonder if they’re gonna put up some security in the cathedral now (but something tells me they won’t really…).

  2. Two points…

    Lega Nord dropped the Nord from their name a while ago. They are now just La Lega (the League).

    This year’s San Remo song competition was won a few days ago by a young man born in Italy with an Italian mother and an Egyptian father. He got 14% of the popular vote meaning members of the public who paid premium phone rates to have their wishes ignored when the panel of “experts” knew better. Naturally a furore ensued. Details here…
    https://www.euronews.com/2019/02/11/controversy-sparked-as-italian-egyptian-wins-italy-s-sanremo-song-contest

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