Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/16/2019

In his homily yesterday Pope Francis said that Christians need to overcome their fear of migrants. His Holiness reminded his flock that migrants “are also the Lord’s privileged ones.”

In other news, during today’s Yellow Vest demonstrations in France, a vehicle reportedly plowed into a crowd of protesters, injuring a number of people.

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USA
» Amazon Cancels Plans to Build New York HQ, Moving Forward With Virginia Location
» American Renewal: In the Presence of Our Enemies
» Antifa Activist Facing Assault Charges Was Tied to Democratic Policymakers
» Bratty Woman on Train Gets Reality Check From Cop: “You Want Personal Space? You’ll Have Plenty Outside.” [Video]
» Chicago Police Believe Jussie Smollett Paid Two Nigerian Brothers $3,500 to Attack Him on the Street and They Bought the Rope Found Around the Empire Star’s Neck From a Local Hardware Store
» Democrats Respond to National Emergency by Threatening to Confiscate Guns
» Exclusive: Biden Almost Certain to Enter 2020 Race
» FOIA Docs Reveal Obama FBI Covered Up “Chart” Of Potential Hillary Clinton Crimes
» Former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe Gives Bombshell Interview to 60 Minutes That Has Top Journalists Calling for Him to be Jailed
» Former Intel Officer Tony Shaffer on How the FBI Became a Political Tool Under Obama — American Thought Leaders
» Knowing Exactly Nothing About the Aurora Shooting, Chelsea Clinton and Others Call for Gun Control
» Mob Rule in Florida: Anti-Gun Mob is Trying to Vote to Take Away Citizens’ Second Amendment Rights in 2020 Referendum
» Obama Declared 13 National Emergencies… Only One Focused on Protecting Americans
» Police Sources: New Evidence Suggests Jussie Smollett Orchestrated Attack
» The Green New Deal Isn’t Just About Energy, It’s Also About Controlling What Americans Eat
» Wars We Were Never Meant to Win
 
Canada
» Antifa Tries to Blockade Ottawa-Bound Pro-Pipeline Convoy Outside Winnipeg
 
Europe and the EU
» AIDS: Italian Vaccine Eliminates 90% of Virus Reservoir
» Amnesty International is in ‘State of Emergency’ With ‘Toxic Work Culture’ Where Staff Are Bullied, Humiliated and Overworked Says New Report
» ‘Architect of Genocide’ — Vandals Deface Karl Marx’s English Grave
» France: Yellow Vest Claims Movement Has ‘Paramilitaries’ Ready to Overthrow Macron
» France: Le Pen Promises to Expose Leftist Violence at Parliamentary Inquiry, Invite Rescinded
» France: ‘I Do Not Recognize My Country’: Yellow Vests Who Have Lost Eyes, Limbs Demand Justice From Macron
» France: Yellow Vest: Protestors Injured After Car Ploughs Through Crowd
» Germany Wants UK Military ‘As Close as Possible’ After Brexit
» Government Pressuring Bank of England to Put Ethnic Minority on New £50 Note
» Hungarian Minister Summons Swedish Ambassador Over Family Plan
» Italy: Salerno Tax Office Chief Nabbed
» Italy: Woody Allen to Produce Opera at La Scala, Play Arcimboldi
» Italy: Ex-Daisy Treasurer Assets Seized
» Italy: Education Ministry Offers Exorcism Classes for Teachers
» Italy: Borghi Suggests Quitting EU if Still ‘Toxic’ After Elections
» Italy: Nigerian Mafia Bust Reveals Sexual Slavery, Voodoo Rituals
» Poland Rejects EU Army, Wants US, NATO Help Instead
» Poland Rejects EU Army, Wants US & NATO Help Instead
» Spanish Snap Election Confirmed After Govt Collapses
» Sweden Prosecuting Pensioners, Welcoming ISIS
» Thousands Mark 3 Months of France’s ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests
» Two Overnight Explosions in Sweden
» UK: Khan’s London: Moped Gang Terrorises Victims With Axes, Katanas, ‘Zombie Knives’
» Vatican Defrocks Theodore McCarrick Over Homosexual Abuse
» Vatican Whistleblower Says Summit on Abuse Fails to Address Root Causes
» Young Man in Serious Condition After Acid Attack on French Metro
 
South Asia
» U.S. Backs India’s Right to Defend Itself After Kashmir Attack
 
Australia — Pacific
» ‘We’re About to Become Their 24th Province’: Urgent Warning Over ‘Insatiable Chinese Appetite’ For Australian Property — as House Price Plunge Sends Foreign Buyers Into a Frenzy
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Ebola Still Claiming Lives as DRC Cases Climb to 835
 
Latin America
» US Military Planes Land Near Venezuela Border With Aid
 
Immigration
» An Illegal Immigrant Killed My Daughter. Trump’s Right — We Must Complete the Border Wall.
» German Police is Hiding Facts About Migrant Crime Statistics “To Preserve Civil Peace”
» Jim Acosta Tells Angel Moms Who Accuse CNN of Ignoring Them: “I’ll Do a Live Shot Right Now and You Can Stand Behind Me”
» Muslim Assimilation? It’s Not Happening in Minneapolis’ “Little Mogadishu” Where Sharia Rules [Video]
» Pope Francis Urges Christians to Overcome Fear of Migrants
» Successful Campaign Against the UN Global Migration Compact
» UK: Taking Back Control?! Javid Under Pressure Over Border Force Delay — ‘Urgently Needed’
» Watch: Angel Mom Lost Daughter to Illegal… Confronts Her Congresswoman Who Walks Away Smiling [Video]
 
Culture Wars
» Modern Liberalism Pushing the Boundaries of Personal Liberty
» What’s Wrong With Being Transgender?
 

Amazon Cancels Plans to Build New York HQ, Moving Forward With Virginia Location

Amazon is ditching its plans to build a new headquarters in New York after facing backlash from members of the community.

“After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens,” Jodi Seth, an Amazon spokeswoman, said in a statement.

In the statement, Amazon noted that “a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the project we and many others envisioned in Long Island City.”

Amazon selected New York City and Northern Virginia in November to split duty as its second headquarters (nicknamed HQ2) after a year-long search. Each city was expected to have more than 25,000 workers over time.

The company plans to move forward with its office expansions in Virginia as well as Nashville, where it is building a new hub expected to employ 5,000 people. There are no plans to “reopen the HQ2 search at this time,” according to the Amazon statement.

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

American Renewal: In the Presence of Our Enemies

There is a vileness on the left that is hard to overstate. The recognition that their chosen ideas are the path to death and destruction is terrifying. It’s startling, but true.

What they believe to be true is not simply Reagan’s humorous anecdote: “The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” It’s worse than that.

What they want, in almost all cases, is contrary to the spirit of life, liberty, and the pursuit of goodness. If they win, what they will unleash on the United States will be the same thing they have done elsewhere, Venezuela being their newest paradise found—or more truthfully, paradise lost.

Losing our cold civil war isn’t just a matter of different governance, a different lifestyle, or a different opinion. It’s really a matter of choosing life or choosing death.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

Antifa Activist Facing Assault Charges Was Tied to Democratic Policymakers

What a difference a year made for Joseph Alcoff.

On Monday, the 37-year-old has a court date in connection with charges he’s facing in Philadelphia that include aggravated assault and ethnic intimidation for allegedly being part of an Antifa mob in November that attacked two Marines, Alejandro Godinez and Luis Torres, both Hispanic. Alcoff and two others charged in the attack have pleaded not guilty.

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

Bratty Woman on Train Gets Reality Check From Cop: “You Want Personal Space? You’ll Have Plenty Outside.” [Video]

A woman on the Northeast Corridor line train in New Jersey refused to move her bag on a crowded train despite complaints from angry passengers. It’s safe to say she doesn’t get how public transportation works.

The bratty woman had what appeared to be a Louis Vitton bag sitting next to her and was sitting in a handicapped seat when she was clearly no handicapped. Passengers told her repeatedly to move her bag or stand but she got nasty:

“You’re not disabled. You’re not pregnant. I don’t give a f*ck. I don’t want your bed bugs. I don’t want your smell.”

The train conductor even came to talk to her but she was even nasty to him.

She was eventually removed by a police officer who wasn’t having any of this brat and said:

“You want personal space? You’ll have plenty outside.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Chicago Police Believe Jussie Smollett Paid Two Nigerian Brothers $3,500 to Attack Him on the Street and They Bought the Rope Found Around the Empire Star’s Neck From a Local Hardware Store

Empire star Jussie Smollett paid two men $3,500 to stage an assault against him which he later claimed was an attack motivated by racism and homophobia, investigators in Chicago now believe.

The stunning turn of events has rapidly transformed the beloved actor who was once thought to be the victim of a heinous hate crime into a suspect in a criminal investigation.

The two men involved in the alleged hoax are now fully cooperating with law enforcement, CNN is reporting on Saturday.

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

Democrats Respond to National Emergency by Threatening to Confiscate Guns

President Trump has signed a national emergency declaration to get border wall funding

President Trump on Friday signed a Declaration for a National Emergency to address the ongoing crisis at the southern US border. But leftists including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are warning future presidents could take similar steps to declare gun rights a “national emergency.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Exclusive: Biden Almost Certain to Enter 2020 Race

Former Vice President Joe Biden is almost certain to enter the 2020 presidential race, according to sources familiar with his plans.

“It’s pretty clear he’s jumping in,” said one source with direct knowledge of the would-be campaign’s moves, adding that Biden is “95 percent there.”

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

FOIA Docs Reveal Obama FBI Covered Up “Chart” Of Potential Hillary Clinton Crimes

The newly obtained emails came in response to a court ordered Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that the DOJ had previously ignored

The top brass of the Obama FBI went to great lengths to justify their decision not to recommend charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information, according to Judicial Watch, which obtained evidence that the agency created a ‘chart’ of Clinton’s offenses.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe Gives Bombshell Interview to 60 Minutes That Has Top Journalists Calling for Him to be Jailed

he disgraced, fired, former acting director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, will appear in an interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes host, Scott Pelley on Sunday at 7 pm EST. CBS has released a clip from the interview that is sending the media into a tailspin.

CBS News reports — Soon after speaking to President Trump about the firing of his boss James Comey, Andrew McCabe, who became the bureau’s acting director, began obstruction of justice and counterintelligence investigations involving the president and his ties to Russia.

In his first television interview since his own firing, McCabe tells 60 Minutes’ Scott Pelley he wanted those inquiries to be documented and underway so they would be difficult to quash without raising scrutiny…

In response to McCabe’s 60 Minutes interview, The Blaze’s Jordan Schachtel reminds us of the danger McCabe and friends posed to our republic, saying everyone who participated in the attempted coup, needs to be held accountable: “They plotted what amounts to a coup because Hillary lost. Russia stuff was always a baseless distraction. Any1 who participated in this insane effort should be held accountable. When will McCabe & crew face justice?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Former Intel Officer Tony Shaffer on How the FBI Became a Political Tool Under Obama — American Thought Leaders

[…]

Jan Jekielek: Again so two questions: One is who can be held accountable for this? How can accountability be found? And the second is what can be done to rehabilitate obviously this incredibly important agency, the FBI, which right now is in this tarnished state.

Tony Shaffer: …

We have someone with fresh eyes come in and look at it to verify the legality, verify the operational necessity, and verify the tradecraft, a very simple thing. Someone needs to do that regarding all FBI agents. I’m arguing that we should have the Department of Defense, with their foreign counterintelligence activities, do a full audit. And I do mean a full audit not an I.G. audit, not a criminal investigation, just an audit because if we believe that the FBI took these shortcuts; we do know they took shortcuts for this Russian narrative issue. …

an Jekielek: As you mentioned earlier you weren’t happy with the top brass in the FBI but actually a lot of them it seems have now been replaced or removed. I don’t know how many layers, how how deep that goes. And it does look like significant action has been taken. How significant is that?

Tony Shaffer: Not sufficient. Director Wray has been reluctant to I think go to the full extent of what’s necessary to weed out the bad actors. The FBI did not become corrupted overnight. This was, I would argue it’s a process started under the Clintons back in the 90s, where you had a series of individuals over time who came into the senior levels of the FBI who were more legally focused, more lawyers out of DOJ running it, rather than field operatives. And look I I’ve been an operative my entire life. I have little tolerance for analysts who want to play in operations. …

And I don’t believe Christopher Wray has actually gone in and done this to the level necessary to right the FBI.

Jan Jekielek: Do you think he will?

Tony Shaffer: No I don’t. I think he is a member of the swamp. I think based on his actions to date that he has done what he can to stop the bleeding. But he has no interest in cutting out the cancer that is in the FBI. …

Jan Jekielek: Can you comment on the National security implications of this?

Tony Shaffer: The two implications are, first anything that Hillary Clinton had on a server was compromised to the Chinese Intelligence Service which indicates to me that by law, there is supposed to be a damage assessment conducted by this compromise, that’s by law. Anytime you have a compromise like this of information to a foreign intelligence threat, you have to do an evaluation of what damage was done.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

Knowing Exactly Nothing About the Aurora Shooting, Chelsea Clinton and Others Call for Gun Control

A gunman opened fire inside a manufacturer in Aurora, Illinois, Friday and before the news was a day old, pundits and famous personalities began calling for collective action on gun violence.

Chelsea Clinton and others on Twitter posted statuses expressing regret and concern for the victims of the shooter, along with calls to action for Americans to “talk about gun violence prevention.”

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut called for a national emergency declaration over gun violence, referencing President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration over illegal immigration earlier Thursday. Murphy said the next Democratic president should “institute universal background checks and an assault weapons ban by executive action.”

[These Know-Nothing-Say-Anythings forgot to mention this happened in a “gun-free zone”]

           — Hat tip: Dora [Return to headlines]
 

Mob Rule in Florida: Anti-Gun Mob is Trying to Vote to Take Away Citizens’ Second Amendment Rights in 2020 Referendum

As reported by The Truth About Guns website, a push to ban so-called “assault weapons” in the Sunshine State from civilians (not law enforcement or the military) via ballot measure is gaining ground as lawmakers from both political parties are embracing it. The ballot initiative calls for changing the state’s constitution allowing for the prohibition of certain otherwise lawful firearms and is being spearheaded by Ban Assault Weapons Now (BAWN), “a bipartisan group of gun grabbers made up of Republican and Democrat authoritarians who want to see law-abiding Floridians disarmed,” the website noted.

“Now their effort is gaining political ground and financial support,” the site added.

Al Hoffman, a major GOP donor, has recently lent financial support. Following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings in Parkland — in which authorities and school officials missed numerous warning signs — Hoffman said he would no longer support any Republican candidate who did not back more gun control.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Obama Declared 13 National Emergencies… Only One Focused on Protecting Americans

First, let’s look at the subjects of Trump’s three national emergencies, which block the property of individuals involved in “serious human rights abuses and corruption,” impose sanctions on those who interfere in U.S. elections, and block the property of individuals destabilizing Nicaragua. Two of those are focused on protecting America and American citizens and institutions, while one is focused on a foreign nation.

Of Obama’s 11 continuing national emergencies, nine of them were focused exclusively on foreign nations, while only one seemed focused on protecting America — a declaration aimed at punishing individuals “engaging in significant malicious cyber-enabled activities.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Police Sources: New Evidence Suggests Jussie Smollett Orchestrated Attack

Chicago (CNN) Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN that Chicago Police believe actor Jussie Smollet paid two men to orchestrate an assault on him that he reported late last month.

The men, who are brothers, were arrested Wednesday but released without charges Friday after Chicago police cited the discovery of “new evidence.”

The sources told CNN the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement.

Smollett told authorities he was attacked early January 29 by two men who were “yelling out racial and homophobic slurs.” He said one attacker put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him.

The sources told CNN there are records that show the two brothers purchased the rope found around Smollett’s neck at an Ace Hardware store in Chicago.

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

The Green New Deal Isn’t Just About Energy, It’s Also About Controlling What Americans Eat

The Green New Deal isn’t just a climate change manifesto targeting U.S. energy, it also looks to drastically change how food is produced and, ultimately, what Americans eat.

“I think it’s pretty clear they want to change people’s consumption habits,” Nic Loris, an energy economist at the conservative Heritage Foundation, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Ed Markey introduced highly anticipated Green New Deal bills in early February, calling for “net-zero” greenhouse gas emissions within 10 years through a radical transformation of America. The bills also call for a slew of new social justice and welfare programs totally unrelated to global warming.

The accompanying FAQ’s reference to eliminating “farty cows” sent ranchers into a panic, fearing Democrats were taking aim at their livelihoods. Environmentalists have targeted the beef industry for years, and concern over methane only gave activists more ammunition.

“Livestock will be banned,” Wyoming GOP Sen. John Barrasso, who represents lots of cattle ranchers, warned on the Senate floor after the Green New Deal was introduced. “Say goodbye to dairy, to beef, to family farms, to ranches.”

“Farty” was eventually deleted — in fact, most of the methane cows emit is from burping, not farting. The entire gaffe-riddled FAQ was eventually taken offline by Ocasio-Cortez’s staff amid the ridicule.

Even so, the legislation itself is no less radical than Ocasio-Cortez’s Kinsley gaffes. The bill calls for “working collaboratively with farmers and ranchers … to remove pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector as much as is technologically feasible.”

“It’s technologically feasible to shut down factories and farms,” Loris told TheDCNF in an interview. “It can happen today.”

Loris’ point is that the seemingly benign language in the Green New Deal resolution is worryingly broad. Technological feasibility is an open-ended phrase the government has used to crush industries in the past.

The Obama administration, in fact, used a similar rationale to impose a de facto ban on new coal plants. The Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) essentially ruled the best way to reduce emissions from coal plants was to, well, use natural gas or renewables.

Loris said the Green New Deal seems to endorse the long-held disdain for industrial agriculture harbored by the environmental left, especially when it comes to beef and dairy operations.[…]

[Read the full report at the URL]

           — Hat tip: Dora [Return to headlines]
 

Wars We Were Never Meant to Win

America is threatened by domestic enemies within who are collaborating with foreign enemies to destabilize America and bring her into the fold of internationalized one world government. Americanism is being attacked by globalism.

Globalism is not to be confused with global trade. Globalism is a system of internationalized government — a new world order of global citizenship with global citizens being ruled by the globalist elites under the auspices of the corrupt United Nations. So, what is the problem? What is wrong with the globalist vision of one world government? EVERYTHING if you value your freedom! This is the way it works.

America-first President Donald J. Trump is the existential enemy of globalism. He is an American patriot who insists upon national sovereignty, secure borders, and adherence to the Constitution.

So, who are the domestic enemies of American sovereignty, secure borders, and adherence to the Constitution?

1.   Obama and his entire resistance movement
2.   Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer who are leading the seditious Democrat party in Congress
3.   RINOS — Republicans in name only like Mitch McConnell and Richard Shelby who subvert POTUS’ America-first initiatives Mueller and his team of lawfare specialists leading the smear campaign against President Trump designed to destroy his re-election chances in 2020
4.   FBI deep state operatives Rosenstein, Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page et al
5.   CIA operatives Brennan, Clapper et al
6.   Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization and its offshoots like CAIR, ISNA, MSA et al
7.   9th circuit court and the radical leftist judges across America who legislate from the bench and use lawfare to stop POTUS from enacting his America-first policies
 

What is most unconventional about the hybrid war against America is the staggering list of participating American politicians who are RINOS or members of the radical leftist Democrat party leading the attempted coup against duly elected President Trump.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Antifa Tries to Blockade Ottawa-Bound Pro-Pipeline Convoy Outside Winnipeg

RCMP in Manitoba chose a strange tactic to deal with the Antifa hooligans looking to stop the convoy of pro-pipeline cars and trucks on the way to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s house.

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

AIDS: Italian Vaccine Eliminates 90% of Virus Reservoir

New path opened in fight against disease says study

(ANSA) — Rome, February 13 — Administering the Italian Tat vaccination in chronically cART-treated HIV/Aids patients can drastically reduce the virus reservoir, according to a paper on an eight-year follow-up study in Italy published in the Frontiers in Immunology journal on Wednesday. The study, conducted by a team featuring Barbara Ensoli, the head of Italian Higher Health Institute’s National HIV/AIDS Research Center, showed the virus reservoir was down by 90% after eight years.

The paper concluded that Tat immunization represents a promising pathogenesis-driven intervention to intensify cART efficacy while renewing perspectives for a functional cure.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Amnesty International is in ‘State of Emergency’ With ‘Toxic Work Culture’ Where Staff Are Bullied, Humiliated and Overworked Says New Report

Amnesty International is in a ‘state of emergency’ due to widespread bullying, sexism, racism and overworking, a damning report has revealed.

An independent review stated the charity’s ‘toxic work culture’ threatened to seriously undermine its human rights mission across the world.

The inquiry into working conditions at the London-based organisation was launched after the suicides of two employees within the space of six weeks last summer.

Researcher Gaetan Mootoo, 65, worked for the charity for 32 years before he took his life inside its Paris office, leaving behind a note blaming pressures he felt at work.

Rosalind McGregor, 28, killed herself at home in Surrey while interning at Amnesty’s office in Geneva after developing ‘acute anxiety’ during five months at the charity.

[The report:
https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/org60/9763/2019/en/
https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/ORG6097632019ENGLISH.PDF ]

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

‘Architect of Genocide’ — Vandals Deface Karl Marx’s English Grave

Karl Marx’s grave in Highgate Cemetery, London, has been defaced with anti-Communist graffiti, branding the dead thinker an “architect of genocide”.

Marx intellectual is memorialised with a huge stone plinth in the cemetery, crowned by a huge bust of his head.

An unidentified individual or individuals defaced the plinth with red spraypaint, reading “Memorial to Bolshevik Holocaust”, “66,000,000 DEAD”, “Architect of Genocide, terror + oppression, Mass Murder”, “Ideology of Starving”, and “Doctrine of HATE”.

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

France: Yellow Vest Claims Movement Has ‘Paramilitaries’ Ready to Overthrow Macron

Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) movement member Christophe Chalençon announced that the anti-establishment movement has “paramilitaries” ready to overthrow the French government.

Mr Chalençon made the claim following an interview with Italian media this week after being asked about his meeting with Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio earlier this month BFMTV reports.

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

France: Le Pen Promises to Expose Leftist Violence at Parliamentary Inquiry, Invite Rescinded

A French parliamentary inquiry has cancelled the summoning of populist leader Marine Le Pen and her niece Marion Maréchal after Le Pen promised to reveal the extent of far-left violence directed towards her.

The parliamentary inquiry committee on the fight against extreme right-wing groups in France, which opened at the request of the far-left France Insoumise (Unsubmissive France) party, initially invited the populist pair to speak on their alleged connections to ultra-right extremist groups, Le Figaro reports.

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

France: ‘I Do Not Recognize My Country’: Yellow Vests Who Have Lost Eyes, Limbs Demand Justice From Macron

France gathered for the 15th week of Gilets Jaunes protests, with the injury toll of the worst civil unrest in decades now resembling that of a small war. Yet despite pleas from victims, Emmanuel Macron is tightening the screws.

“This is not normal. We are in France, one of the oldest and best democracies in the world,” says Fiorina Jacob Lignier, who lost her eye at a demonstration in Paris on December 8. “We usually condemn from afar other countries where this occurs, that this is happening here is unbelievable.”

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

France: Yellow Vest: Protestors Injured After Car Ploughs Through Crowd

PROTESTORS have been left injured after a car reportedly ploughed through crowds taking part in Yellow Vest protests in France.

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

Germany Wants UK Military ‘As Close as Possible’ After Brexit

Brexit supporters oppose military integration

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Friday told DW that Europe was working on ways to continue defense cooperation with the United Kingdom in the event of Brexit.

“We are working on a regulation — the so-called third-state regulation — that gives access to countries like our British friends, which we want to have in our European Defense Union,” von der Leyen said. “This is the goal to have our British friends as close as possible.”

Von der Leyen was speaking after she opened the Munich Security Conference alongside British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson. During his speech, Williamson urged Germany to continue military cooperation at a European level outside of NATO and the EU.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Government Pressuring Bank of England to Put Ethnic Minority on New £50 Note

Government ministers in Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip “Remainer Phil” Hammond’s department are pressuring the British central bank to make an ethnic minority the face of the new £50 note.

The Bank of England had committed to putting a scientist on the new banknote, but Robert Jenrick MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury under Chancellor Hammond and fellow Remainer, has urged the 325-year-old institution not to select a white person and send a “damaging message that ethnic minorities are invisible”, the Telegraph reports.

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

Hungarian Minister Summons Swedish Ambassador Over Family Plan

Hungary’s foreign ministry has summoned the Swedish ambassador over critical remarks by a Swedish minister concerning the Hungarian government’s recent family assistance measures, the foreign minister said.

In a tweet, Annika Strandhall, the Swedish minister for social affairs, said that Hungary’s “alarming” policies were “reeking of the 1930’s.”

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

Italy: Salerno Tax Office Chief Nabbed

With dairy producer and ex state witness

(ANSA) — Salerno, February 15 — The head of the Agenzia delle Entrate internal revenue agency in the province of Salerno was arrested on suspicion of corruption on Friday.

Emilio Vastarella was placed under house arrest.

Also arrested were a noted dairy producer, Gianluca La Marca, and a former state’s witness and ex-Camorra mafia member with a long criminal record, Giovanni Maiale.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Woody Allen to Produce Opera at La Scala, Play Arcimboldi

Cult director to produce Puccini July 6-21, play jazz June 28

(ANSA) — Milan, February 15 — Woody Allen will produce the Puccini opera Gianni Schicchi at Milan opera house La Scala on July 6-21, sources said Friday.

The cult director and jazz enthusiast will also play the Lombard capital’s Arcimboldi Theatre on June 28 with the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band.

This is part of a European tour with Allen on his beloved saxophone.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Ex-Daisy Treasurer Assets Seized

Over 9 mn euros taken from Luigi Lusi

(ANSA) — Rome, February 15 — Italian police on Friday seized over nine million euros in assets from the former MP and ex-treasurer of the now-defunct centre-left Daisy party, Luigi Lusia, after his December 2017 conviction for misappropriation and embezzlement.

The liquidators of the Daisy said “this confiscation has carried out our decision”.

Prosecutors said “we will now go after Signor Lusi’s assets held abroad”.

Former Daisy Senator Lusi turned himself in in December 2017 after a receiving definitive seven-year prison sentence.

The supreme Court of Cassation upheld Lusi’s conviction for embezzling 25 million euros in party funds and defaming former Daisy leader Francesco Rutelli, an ex Rome mayor.

Lusi has been leaving his jail cell to work at a call centre at Avezzano in Abruzzo since Thursday under new parole terms, sources said.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Education Ministry Offers Exorcism Classes for Teachers

Trying to bring back Middle Ages says Boldrini

(ANSA) — Rome, February 15 — Italy’s education ministry is offering new courses on exorcism for religion teachers, the ministry said Thursday.

Leftwing MP Laura Boldrini said “with all the problems in Italian schools, the ministry is trying to bring back the Middle Ages”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Borghi Suggests Quitting EU if Still ‘Toxic’ After Elections

European elections ‘last chance to change bloc’ says League MP

(ANSA) — Rome, February 15 — League economy pointman Claudio Borghi said Friday that Italy should consider leaving the European Union if the bloc does not change radically following May’s European elections. “I think that this is the last chance. If, after the European elections, the same mandarins led by Germany are the ones driving the economic, social and migratory policies, for the sole benefit of Germany and to our detriment, I’ll say we should leave,” Borghi said.

“We either manage to change it or we’ll have to come out”.

The League MP said the EU project was a “failure” and “toxic for Italy”.

“If the environment remains toxic, I’ll say let’s get out,” he said. Rome should say clearly if it wants to exit the European Union, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani said.

“Let the Italian government say clearly whether it wants to leave the euro and the European Union,” Tajani said on Twitter.

“Too many ambiguities and ill-considered declarations only cause harm to Italy and the Italians”.

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Italy: Nigerian Mafia Bust Reveals Sexual Slavery, Voodoo Rituals

The Italian authorities have discovered the Nigerian mafia luring young women to Italy and using a combination of threats and voodoo rituals to force them into sexual slavery.

Italian authorities busted the Nigerian mafia operation in the city of Catania, Sicily this week, arresting five leading members including two sisters, Susan Elaho and Naomi Ikponwmasa, Il Giornale reports.

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Poland Rejects EU Army, Wants US, NATO Help Instead

FM says American presence very important

Poland’s Foreign Minister has dismissed the idea of creating an EU army independent of NATO at the Munich Security Conference. Poland, he said, needs “an American presence” to compete with Russia.

Combining the military forces of the EU’s 28 member states has long been a dream of some EU leaders. French President Emmanuel Macron talked up the idea of building a “real European army” to protect Europeans from Russia, China, “and even the US” last year. German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave the idea a thumbs-up, stating that such an army would ensure “there will never again be war between European nations.” The plan also has the support of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

However, the EU is more divided than the cozy relationship between Macron and Merkel suggests. Macron’s vision was rubbished by neutral Austria’s defense minister, and by Dutch PM Mark Rutte. Now, the Polish government has also rejected the idea.

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Poland Rejects EU Army, Wants US & NATO Help Instead

Poland’s Foreign Minister has dismissed the idea of creating an EU army independent of NATO at the Munich Security Conference. Poland, he said, needs “an American presence” to compete with Russia, RT.com writes.

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Spanish Snap Election Confirmed After Govt Collapses

Following the collapse of the Spanish government, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has announced that the country will hold fresh national elections. He has set a date of April 28th and populists seem set to make gains.

The elections come after the collapse of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party-led government following a government loss on a vote regarding the 2019 budget two days prior, El Pais reports.

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Sweden Prosecuting Pensioners, Welcoming ISIS

“Violence-promoting Islamist extremism currently constitutes the biggest threat to Sweden,” according to a January 15 press release from the Swedish Security Service (Säpo). “The level of the terror threat remains elevated, a three on a five-point scale. This means that a terrorist act is likely to occur,” said Klas Friberg, head of Säpo.

“In order to meet the threat from terrorism, the Security Service will in future work even more strategically to limit the growth of extremist environments. It may be about dealing with [omhänderta] persons who constitute a security threat or, in cooperation with other authorities, working harder to ensure that these individuals are prosecuted for other crimes — or have their opportunities cut.”

While Säpo is assuring the Swedish public that it will do “even more” to limit the growth of terrorist environments in Sweden, the Swedish government is exacerbating the problem by welcoming returning ISIS fighters back into the country.

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Thousands Mark 3 Months of France’s ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests

Paris (AFP) — Tens of thousands of “yellow vest” protesters marched across France on Saturday, three months since the movement began, and in a week that has seen growing international concern at police treatment of the protesters.

Demonstrating for the 14th consecutive weekend, 41,500 people turned out across the country, according to the interior ministry, well down on the 282,000 peak during the protests’ early weeks.

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Two Overnight Explosions in Sweden

Sweden’s multicultural epicenter served as ground zero for two detonations in the hours between Thursday night and early Friday morning, one of which has been described as “very powerful.”

Police and bomb technicians were called to an explosion at a cafe in a multi-family housing unit at Dag Hammarskjöld’s Square in the late hours of Thursday night, although it is reportedly still unclear what caused the blast.

“It is an explosive charge, we have had technicians in place during the night and now we will analyze the result,” said Malmö police spokesman Jimmy Modin.

The detonation was heard across a wide swath of Malmö, according to witness accounts.

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UK: Khan’s London: Moped Gang Terrorises Victims With Axes, Katanas, ‘Zombie Knives’

A moped gang which terrorised its victims with weapons including axes, samurai swords, and so-called “zombie knives” in London has been convicted.

The gang members were described as “big operators in north and central London” by police after being netted by the famous Flying Squad and police assigned to Operation Vocare, according to an official statement.

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Vatican Defrocks Theodore McCarrick Over Homosexual Abuse

The Vatican announced Saturday that former-cardinal Theodore McCarrick will be laicized after finding him guilty of serial homosexual abuse.

According to a Vatican statement, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) issued a “decree finding Theodore Edgar McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C., guilty of the following delicts while a cleric: solicitation in the Sacrament of Confession, and sins against the Sixth Commandment with minors and with adults, with the aggravating factor of the abuse of power.”

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Vatican Whistleblower Says Summit on Abuse Fails to Address Root Causes

The former papal nuncio to the United States has declared that the upcoming Vatican summit on clerical sex abuse seems doomed to failure because of an unwillingness to address the root causes of the crisis, notably the extensive homosexual network in the Church.

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Young Man in Serious Condition After Acid Attack on French Metro

A young homeless man was rushed to hospital after being sprayed in the face and hands with a corrosive substance on Paris’s subway on Friday.

The victim was attacked at the Bastille metro station on line 1 before 7 a.m. and had to be transported to hospital as a matter of “absolute emergency” according to authorities, Le Parisien reports.

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U.S. Backs India’s Right to Defend Itself After Kashmir Attack

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR (Reuters) — The United States has told India it supports its right to defend itself against cross-border attacks, the government in New Delhi said on Saturday as it considers retaliation against a car bombing in disputed Kashmir claimed by Pakistan-based militants.

Tensions between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan have risen again after India, incensed by the killing of 44 paramilitary police in the deadliest attack in Kashmir in decades, demanded that Pakistan act against the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant group behind the bombing.

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‘We’re About to Become Their 24th Province’: Urgent Warning Over ‘Insatiable Chinese Appetite’ For Australian Property — as House Price Plunge Sends Foreign Buyers Into a Frenzy

A leading real estate figure fears China’s obsession with Australian property is about to skyrocket due to plunging house prices.

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Ebola Still Claiming Lives as DRC Cases Climb to 835

The pace of new Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) slowed slightly last week, though the outbreak’s intensity is still moderate, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday in its weekly overview.

Meanwhile, in a daily update today, the DRC’s health ministry announced that the virus has likely infected six more people, in Katwa and Komanda, and killed five more, including an infant.

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US Military Planes Land Near Venezuela Border With Aid

CUCUTA, Colombia — The U.S. military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border Saturday as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival for the leadership of the South American nation.

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An Illegal Immigrant Killed My Daughter. Trump’s Right — We Must Complete the Border Wall.

In his declaration of a national emergency on our southern border, President Trump recognized the Americans who experienced the consequences of that emergency firsthand: angel moms and dads.

I never expected I would be one of them.

My beautiful daughter, Mandy, was a 28-year-old sixth-grade teacher at Eastwood Heights Elementary School, and the center of our family. She was my world, she was my wife’s best friend and, most importantly, she was my baby girl.

On the morning of November 22, 2018 — Thanksgiving Day — a man who should never have been in our country drank several beers before getting behind the wheel of a car. He blew through two red lights at an intersection, killed my daughter, and changed our lives forever.

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German Police is Hiding Facts About Migrant Crime Statistics “To Preserve Civil Peace”

The German newspaper Hannoversche Allgemeine recently raised the question if violent crime statistics are tweaked in the country.

A state police officer is quoted saying: “There is no lying, nothing is hushed, but things are deliberately left out.”

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Jim Acosta Tells Angel Moms Who Accuse CNN of Ignoring Them: “I’ll Do a Live Shot Right Now and You Can Stand Behind Me”

During his press conference, things got heated between CNN’s Jim Acosta and President Trump over the issue of illegal aliens and the crimes they commit.

Acosta attacked President Trump and tried to embarrass him by suggesting that he’s “creating” or “concocting a national emergency” to get his wall, accusing him of not being able to get the wall any other way. President Trump brilliantly deferred to the Angel Moms, who were seated in the front row of his press conference, holding up pictures of their children, who were all American citizens killed by illegal aliens. Trump told Acosta, “Ask the Angel moms, Trump said, pointing to the mothers sitting in the front row, “What do you think? Do you think I’m creating something? Ask these incredible women who lost their daughters and their sons. Okay?”

The Angel Moms can be heard agreeing with President Trump.

After the press conference, CNN’s Jim Acosta was surrounded and confronted by Angel Moms for attempting to prove that the criminal illegal aliens aren’t a serious problem in America.

Watch here, as the moms let Acosta have it, as he merely nods his head up and down and smiles…

Acosta attempted to relay his brief conversation with the Angel Moms, saying, “I was just telling them, that in terms of all of us here at CNN, our hearts go out to all of them. There is no attempt whatsoever to diminish them or take away what they’ve gone through.” Acosta immediately switched gears, as he attempted to plead his case against President Trump, saying he feels for the Angel Moms, but Trump is still misleading Americans about “the facts” about illegal immigrants and the crimes they commit. Acosta turned to Angel Mom Agnes Gibboney, who explained that she’s a legal immigrant who lost her child to an illegal immigrant. Unfortunately, for Acosta, he chose the wrong Angel Mom. After Agnes Gibboney told Acosta about how her son Ron DeSilva was murdered by a previously deported illegal alien, she explained about how Trump is correct about needing to secure our borders, saying, “President Trump is completely correct on this issue, we need to protect this country.” Acosta immediately turned to the cameras, where he continued to boldly plead his case against Trump on the issue of criminal illegal aliens.

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Muslim Assimilation? It’s Not Happening in Minneapolis’ “Little Mogadishu” Where Sharia Rules [Video]

Isolation of the Somali Muslim community AND teaching Sharia law in Muslim schools in Minneapolis are the two main reasons why we should still fear their recruitment to terrorism.

Assimilation hasn’t happened and that’s a HUGE problem!

During the election last year, I stumbled upon a reporter’s videos and couldn’t believe my eyes. THIS is the end game that the Democrats are hoping for. We reported on Ilhan Omar when she was just a candidate. A local reporter from the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on Ilhan Omar only speaking to voters in Somali:.

Pete Hegseth goes to “Little Mogadishu” and finds out that many Somali Muslims don’t speak English and that they actually teach Sharia law in school but not sure about American law. This all goes back to the REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM and the HUGE problem with bringing over 3 million MOSTLY Muslims to the U.S. in the past 30 years. We need to take a look at defunding this program because it’s ballooned way past what it was originally intended to be.

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Pope Francis Urges Christians to Overcome Fear of Migrants

Pope Francis focused his homily on Friday on urging the faithful to resist “the wickedness and ugliness of our time” by not giving in to fears of migrants and refugees.

In these difficult times, we are tempted to “close ourselves in ourselves, in our fragile human security, in the circle of our loved ones, in our reassuring routine,” the pope said. But this withdrawal into ourselves is a “sign of defeat” that “increases our fear of others — strangers, the marginalized, foreigners — who are also the Lord’s privileged ones.”

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Successful Campaign Against the UN Global Migration Compact

Hungarian daily Magyar Hirlap interviewed Austrian identitarian leader Martin Sellner about his campaign against the UN Global Compact for Migration.

According to the right-wing activist, his campaign — in which he managed to collect tens thousands of signatures and conducted a successful poster campaign — “was the first big success of the patriotic civil society in Western Europe”.

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UK: Taking Back Control?! Javid Under Pressure Over Border Force Delay — ‘Urgently Needed’

PRESSURE is growing on Home Secretary Sajid Javid after it emerged the UK Border Force is yet to receive the patrol boat it was promised last year.

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Watch: Angel Mom Lost Daughter to Illegal… Confronts Her Congresswoman Who Walks Away Smiling [Video]

Angel Mom, Melanie Kortlang, confronted her Congresswoman Susan Davis in D.C. The shocking video published to Breitbart News shows Kortlang trying to speak to the Congresswoman, but Davis walks away from her and then looks over her shoulder and smiles. One of her aides says she has a hearing as they walk away.

Kortlang continues to speak out to Davis: “You will not silence my daughter. Her blood is on your hands.”

Davis looks over her shoulder smiling…

The cruel and careless behavior is heartbreaking.

Melanie has suffered a tremendous loss and should be heard. She lost her daughter, Amy Kortland, to an illegal alien who had been deported multiple times and was driving under the influence of alcohol.

Davis is a Democrat who represents California’s 53rd District in San Diego. It’s evident that understanding or even acknowledging this woman’s loss is not a priority for Davis. Her Twitter page has nothing about securing the border but plenty of posts against President Trump’s policies. It’s sad to say, but this is another politician who puts LEGAL Americans last and politics first. She has an “F” rating on every measure of securing the border (see below).

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Modern Liberalism Pushing the Boundaries of Personal Liberty

“Classical liberalism is a political ideology that advocates limited government, constitutionalism, rule of law, due process, individual liberties including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and free markets.”

Classical liberalism is today’s radical right wing.

In his book, Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline, Dr. Robert H. Bork explains that modern liberalism, not to be confused with classical liberalism, has constantly moved away from “the constraints on personal liberty imposed by religion, morality, law, family, and community.” These constraints comprise the heart of American middle-class values built on a foundation of Judeo-Christian values. Modern liberalism discards them. It’s as if they see themselves as more enlightened than those who adhere. For them, they believe, a moral code especially concerning personal liberty is unnecessary. They know what’s best. They push or more accurately eradicate boundaries placing constraints on their concept of personal liberty.

Too many Americans have fallen prey to this amoral ideology. It’s a philosophy that casts off morals and natural law. The morals we have or discard are the basis for the principles by which we live. They also abandon principles. This forces anyone holding to Christian values to choose a path. It’s a choice that can only be made by looking inward. It comes down to an assessment of what is good and what is evil. For each of us, good and evil is determined by the morals and principles we abide. From the beginning of time, the battles have always been between good and evil. In America, we have reached a potential tipping point where evil believes it’s good. Evil does not get to decide what’s good unless we let go of our morality.

What happens when people, a nation of people, abandon “the constraints on personal liberty imposed by religion, morality, law, family, and community?” Evil creeps in. Little by little it saturates society before kicking the door wide open. It’s as simple as language.

[Comment: Liberals of today have more in common with Bolsheviks than with classical liberals. Bolsheviks have co-opted the term “liberals”.]

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What’s Wrong With Being Transgender?

If, as we’re told, being transgender sets a person free to be who they really are, then why does it make them so distraught that 35 percent of transgender youth attempt suicide? That statistic makes encouraging children to experiment with transgenderism the equivalent of handing them a revolver with two loaded chambers and encouraging them to experiment with Russian roulette.

Believing oneself to be something other than what one’s own body clearly reveals him to be is indeed correctly diagnosed as a mental disorder. Whether it’s a matter of a male believing he is female, or a human believing they are a horse, it’s an equally psychotic break with physical reality.

While some mental disorders can be the result of damage to the brain, or a chemical imbalance in the body, the source of a person with an otherwise sound mind and body believing something that clearly defies reality is found outside of one’s self.

True, or full transgender identity — as opposed to a young child merely being sexually confused — is the product of demonic deception in which satanic spiritual agency administers unnatural, and false, thoughts and impulses to a person’s psyche, then leads the victim to believe that the impulses are his own actual thoughts and feelings and that to be true to himself he must accept, or “take” the thought, thus making it his own and acting upon those feelings. In believing the lie and acting on the impulses in an endeavor to be true to one’s perceived real-self, the victim is deceived into attempting to be something that he is not, and which he can never become.

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11 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/16/2019

  1. For goodness sake pope, just don’t open your mouth and comment on anything. You get Even the simplest things wrong. Or better go and read the history of the last impostor over the last 1435 years, if you haven’t done so. If you have read, then you have an incurable mental health, of which the result will be the ruining of your abode and the surrounding miserable continent.

    • I suspect the pope believes the future of the Catholic church is to be a NGO and collect UN funds. It can no longer function on the rapidly dwindling earnings of the present. As a CEO and member of the UN, he is doing a great job in the eyes of the world.

  2. Migrants. Migrants. Migrants. The Pope says…. The President says…. The Prime Minister says….

    As near as I can tell, there are only two reasons for leaving some place, particularly home territory.

    1. Conditions are bad — living is difficult, dangerous or even a promise of death exists. Self-defense gambles on an unknown and there is no thought of a return.

    2. Opportunities are better elsewhere. In this case there is no real leaving in spirit. It’s just a physical re-location based on whatever information is available.

    I don’t think even that much is determined in this “migrant” business. If someone has figured it out, where is it?

  3. Re “The Green New Deal…”

    So Alexandria Occasional Cortex wants to kill aeroplanes and stop cows flying. Grounded beef, anyone?

    • Yes, and since much of the world appears to be falling under the sword of islam, the pope appears to be converting just in time to become a powerful imam.

      30 pieces of silver. Even a pope has his price.

  4. America-first President Donald J. Trump is the existential enemy of globalism.

    Palooka! Then why did he sign the totally un-American and anti-Constitutional Rapid DNA Act? Few things make the Tranzi Overlords happier than comprehensive biometric databases.

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