Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/9/2019

During today’s Yellow Vest demonstrations in France, most of a man’s hand was blown off by a police grenade. The man is said to be a photographer who was trying to deflect the grenade away from the crowd when it exploded.

In other news, Virginia Democrats in the House of Delegates asked Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign after the latest rape allegations against him, saying that they will move to impeach him if he refuses. The black caucus in the legislature was among the groups demanding his resignation.

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USA
» “WTF is Going on in Downtown LA?”: Army War Drills Continue Across Los Angeles
» Chase Bank Shuts Down Proud Boys Leader’s Personal Bank Account
» Chase Bank Abruptly Bans Proud Boys Leader
» Chicago Mayor Proposes Paying 1,000 Residents $1,000 a Month “With No Strings Attached”
» CNN Hires Three #NeverTrump Weekly Standard Castaways
» Dems Squirm as Graham Calls for a Vote on the Green New Deal
» Facebook: The Government’s Propaganda Arm?
» Impeachment Ahead for Fairfax if He Doesn’t Resign by Monday, Virginia Democrat Warns
» Liberal Activist Calls for Steve King to be Removed From Office for Sharing NPC Meme
» Ocasio-Cortez Boasts of Steering Democratic Party Left With Green New Deal
» President Trump’s SOTU Affirmed Liberty to Unresponsive Subversives
» The Hijacking of a Presidential Election
» The Myth of the Media
» The Zombification of America Accelerates — 45% of Teens Are Online “Almost Constantly”
» Trump Campaign Knocks ‘Deceitful Fraud’ Elizabeth Warren as She Makes 2020 Bid Official
 
Europe and the EU
» Attempted Raid on News Site’s Offices Prompts Outcry in France
» ‘EU Leaders Are No Longer Credible!’ Italy Boasts Brussels Bosses Will be Toppled in May
» Finland Abandons ‘Helicopter Money’ Experiment: No New Jobs Created
» France: Graphic: Photographer’s Hand Blown Off by Police Grenade During Yellow Vest Mayhem
» French Yellow Vest Protester ‘Has Hand Blown Off in Street Clash With Cops’
» Italy: Parish ‘Educator’ Nabbed for Abusing 3 Kids
» Italy: Venice Entry Fee ‘Useless and Damaging’ — Tourism Ministry
» Italy-France Spat Escalates: Macron Spokesman Condemns ‘Nationalist Leprosy’
» Knifeman Held Swedish Commuters Hostage While Stabbing People — Police Downplay Incident
» Poland’s Young Voters Turning to the Right
 
Middle East
» Islam: The West’s ‘Most Formidable and Persistent Enemy’
 
South Asia
» Woman Acquitted of Blasphemy Still Can’t Leave Pakistan
 
Far East
» Trump Says “North Korea Will Become a Different Kind of Rocket — an Economic One” If Talks Succeed
 
Australia — Pacific
» Revealed: How Chinese Investors Will Snap Up Hundreds of Thousands of ‘Bargain’ Australian Homes Under Bill Shorten’s Plan to Cut Negative Gearing
 
Latin America
» Meet the Rich Kids of Venezuela
 
Immigration
» City Council Resolution Formally Declares Los Angeles a ‘Sanctuary City’
» Exclusive — Hungary Backs Trump’s Wall: ‘Border Protection an Obligation of the State’
» France ‘Doesn’t Want Sea-Watch Migrants Any More’
» Head of Italy’s Largest Asylum Centre Slams Open Borders NGOs for Migrant Deaths
» Illegal Immigrants Sent to Jail at a Rate 4 Times Higher Than U.S. Citizens: Study
» Majority of French Say Le Pen Would Do Better Than Macron on Migration
» Migrant and Muslim Populations Skyrocket to Record Heights in German Prisons
 
Culture Wars
» Accused Murderer Spared Abortion Charge Thanks to Cuomo’s New Law
» Ellen Page Attacks Chris Pratt for His ‘Infamously Anti-LGBTQ Church’
 

“WTF is Going on in Downtown LA?”: Army War Drills Continue Across Los Angeles

Having started on Monday, the US Army continues its war drills across the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area through Saturday with the goal of enhancing Army Special Forces skills by “operating in urban environments”, Army Special Operations Command said in a statement.

Residents around Los Angeles may hear sounds associated with the field training exercise, including helicopters and weapon simulations, according to the statement.

“The local terrain and training facilities in Los Angeles provide the Army with unique locations and simulates urban environments the service members may encounter when deployed overseas,” the Army told CBS.

Downtown Los Angeles residents were shocked Monday night when a fleet of Boeing A/MH-6M Little Bird and Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters swooped in around them.

[Comment: This would be great if it is military practicing to round up communist traitors in government.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Chase Bank Shuts Down Proud Boys Leader’s Personal Bank Account

Enrique Tarrio, who is the Chairman of the Proud Boys fraternal organization, had his personal Chase bank account shut down abruptly earlier this week.

In a letter obtained exclusively by Big League Politics, the bank informs him that he must shut down all of his accounts by April 1st, 2019, without giving a reason.

This comes just days after Chase Bank’s payment processor, Chase Paymentech, de-platformed him on a website he runs that allows groups and charities to sell merchandise, and raise money for causes. The website, 1776.shop, is most known for selling the famous “Roger Stone Did Nothing Wrong” shirts which Stone was spotted in during the late-night arrest at his home.

Tarrio has been facing months of backlash for his affiliation with the Proud Boys, first getting onto the radar in an article published on The Daily Beast, which asserts that people of color are joining white supremacist organizations. Tarrio is both Cuban, and black, and was profiled in that article.

The Proud Boys, despite simply being a fraternal organization that believes in Western culture, have been smeared as a hate group. Gavin McInnes, the group’s founder, is currently suing the SPLC over their hate group label.

Since the Daily Beast article, Tarrio has been facing an onslaught of targeting by both tech companies, and financial services.

He tells Big League Politics he has been banned from the following services, among others:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Chase Bank Abruptly Bans Proud Boys Leader

Chase Bank has notified Proud Boys Chairman Enrique Tarrio that they will no longer do business with him, and he has until April 1st to move his money out, according to a letter obtained by Big League Politics.

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

Chicago Mayor Proposes Paying 1,000 Residents $1,000 a Month “With No Strings Attached”

When it comes to US cities in dire financial straits, one stands out: the one that has the nation’s leading murder rate, dreary lake-effect weather, endemic corruption and financial mismanagement. It is also the city that experienced the highest daily population exodus in the US (following by and New York and Los Angeles), losing 156 residents a day (strictly due to migration, not murder in case there is confusion) a day in 2017. We are talking of course, about Chicago.

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

CNN Hires Three #NeverTrump Weekly Standard Castaways

Tweets reveal CNN has latched on to at least three Weekly Standard castaways in the months since the magazine ceased publication.

A tweet by CNN’s Jake Tapper reveals the network hired former Weekly Standard writers Haley Byrd, Holmes Lybrand, and Mike Warren to write news for the often distressed cable network, answering any questions readers may have about the formerly conservative magazine’s true political affiliation.

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

Dems Squirm as Graham Calls for a Vote on the Green New Deal

Senator Lindsey Graham wants to hold Democrats’ feet to the fire on the Green New Deal and is asking for a vote on the non-binding resolution.

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

Facebook: The Government’s Propaganda Arm?

Authored by Jeff Charles via Liberty Nation

The social media giant has a disturbing number of former Obama officials in key positions of authority over content…

Imagine for a moment what it would look like if the federal government launched its own social media network. Every day, Americans could freely use the platform to express their views on everything from economic theory to the best tips for baking peanut butter cookies. They could even discuss their political views and debate the important issues of the day.

But what if the government were empowered to determine which political views are appropriate and which are too obscene for the American public? Well, it looks like this is already happening. Of course, the state has not created a social media network; they didn’t have to. It appears the government is using Facebook — the world’s largest social media company — to sway public opinion.

The Government’s Fingers In Facebook

The Free Thought Project recently published a report revealing that Facebook has some troubling ties to the federal government and that this connection could be enabling former state officials to influence the content displayed. The social media provider has partnered with various think tanks which receive state funding, while hiring an alarming number of individuals who have held prominent positions in the federal government.

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

Impeachment Ahead for Fairfax if He Doesn’t Resign by Monday, Virginia Democrat Warns

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax was faced with the threat of impeachment proceedings just hours after a second woman accused the Democrat of sexual assault.

Patrick Hope, a fellow Democrat and member of the Virginia House of Delegates, announced Friday that he intends to introduce articles of impeachment against Fairfax unless he resigns by Monday.

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

Liberal Activist Calls for Steve King to be Removed From Office for Sharing NPC Meme

They’re coming for our memes.

Liberal activist Travis Akers on Friday called for Republican Rep. Steve King to be banned from office for sharing an NPC meme on Facebook after Trump’s State of the Union.

“Rep. Steve King shared this meme on Facebook following the State of the Union address,” Akers said. “Removing him from all committees was not enough. He must be removed from office, immediately. Racism and bigotry shall not be tolerated!”

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

Ocasio-Cortez Boasts of Steering Democratic Party Left With Green New Deal

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (R-NY) is defending the Green New Deal she and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) unveiled on Thursday, citing support from 70 House Democrats and all Democrat presidential candidates.

The non-binding resolution calls for a broad range of economic and energy infrastructure transformations in the United States, from ending air travel and the combustible engine to guaranteeing jobs, housing, and health care for all Americans.

Ocasio-Cortez, who is a self-described “Democratic Socialist,” responded to a false version of the resolution that circulated on social media, including her boast about support from Democrats…

“This Green New Deal…would be a raw deal for American families as the cost of energy skyrockets under their leftist plan,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), the chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said in the WSJ story.

[Comment: Useful idiot par excellence. In Canada, utility bills skyrocketed. Don’t follow these communists economically destructive policies.]]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

President Trump’s SOTU Affirmed Liberty to Unresponsive Subversives

As Richard Overy relates in his remarkable volume, The Dictators: Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Russia, under the Soviet Union system of law, a person could be deemed guilty of a crime simply because he was documented to have had thoughts similar to the thoughts of those who actually plotted and committed a crime even if he had had no part in planning or carrying out the crime. Thus, when I see Bernie Sanders’s bespectacled face, I see not just another person with whom I have some differences of opinion, but, behind his college professor visage, a hideous expression of hatred for all that we hold dear. In like manner do I perceive the other leftists of the Democratic Party with their pro-communism agenda despite their attempts to present those views as mainstream or make them sound less threatening by calling them socialistic.

Pres. Donald Trump spat in the face of the socialists and socialists in sheep’s clothing of the Democratic Party during Tuesday evening’s State of the Union address. “America was founded on liberty and independence and not government coercion, domination, and control,” he said to Republican applause. He continued, “We are born free and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.” These sentences cleared the air. There is no hiding from the truth encapsulated in these words. Fresh air blew through the hall and could be felt over the airwaves.

The Democrats should be repudiating the extreme leftists in their party; instead, they are embracing the far left ideology. During the 1930s and 1940s, the Democrats went through a crisis where they had to repudiate the extreme left wing of the party, which roughly can be designated as those led by Henry Wallace. President Harry Truman fired Wallace from his position as secretary of commerce because he perceived Wallace as being too conciliatory toward the Soviet Union. Wallace subsequently formed the Progressive Party and ran for president against Truman and the Republican candidate, Thomas Dewey, in 1948 but garnered only 2.4% of the vote. Here was a case where the Democratic Party’s leader repudiated the far-left wing of that party. Nevertheless, it was an ironic and striking reality that a large percentage of the Socialist Party platform of 1912 had been implemented in the U.S., including the graduated income tax, by the time Wallace was rejected. Most of the implementation came during the New Deal under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Only in their program of “Collective Ownership” were the goals of the Socialist Party not met over time. The people of the U.S. decided on regulation instead of ownership. The socialists wanted ownership of all banks, all transportation, all mines, all means of communication, and all land.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Hijacking of a Presidential Election

Some progressives think we should junk the Electoral College and elect presidents with the popular vote. Other progressives think we should rejigger the College and allocate its votes in a way that is closer to the popular vote. But if one believes in federalism, the above data argues just the opposite. We can’t have the preferences of two populous coastal states being imposed on the other 48 states merely because they have some tiny majority. That’s especially so when those two states are so very different from the rest of the country. Let California have its tent cities, its free healthcare for illegal aliens, and its San Francisco values, but leave us “hicks” in the heartland alone.

Given the above, I think we can say that in 2016 the Electoral College worked as intended, and that America got the correct president, the one she needed. Even so, the electoral vote is derived from the popular vote, so there’s still the nagging little question of what the legitimate popular vote count really was.

One of the safeguards to ensuring the integrity of the popular vote is voter registration. But the states are failing at this important task. Recently, California came under fire for registering illegal aliens at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Myth of the Media

There were a handful of newspapers like the New York Times and Washington Post that had the luxury of a national audience, but most had to cater to the genuinely diverse interests and needs of a metropolitan readership. There were also a handful of national news magazines, but these had only modest impact on opinion.

Broadcasting changed all that, and the internet has changed it even more. Now what we call “the media” are simply appendages of rich corporations or ideologically specific news outlets in cyberspace. The vast majority of Americans ignore those media outlets that offend their values or politics, and this, in turn, means that these media outlets ignore those who disagree with them.

What makes this even more myopic is that nearly all the national news outlets are geographically located close to each other and close to Washington, D.C. or New York City and so have the same points of reference even when these media outlets have different philosophical viewpoints.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Zombification of America Accelerates — 45% of Teens Are Online “Almost Constantly”

Fully 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% say they are online ‘almost constantly’, according to the latest Pew Research Center poll, increasing concerns, about what The Atlantic’s Jean Twenge calls the most crucial question of our age… “have smartphones destroyed a generation?”…

But, as we detailed previously, there is compelling evidence that the devices we’ve placed in young people’s hands are having profound effects on their lives — and making them seriously unhappy.

[Comment: Communist propaganda is putting teenagers in a perpetual state of outrage that is affect their mental health. Communist indoctrination centres (aka universities) ensure logic and rational thinking is not learned — only pavlovian emotional responses are encouraged in order to activate the non-rational reptile part of the brain. This make them easily manipulated for communist goals.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Campaign Knocks ‘Deceitful Fraud’ Elizabeth Warren as She Makes 2020 Bid Official

President Trump’s 2020 campaign manager took a hatchet to Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Saturday ahead of her official presidential campaign kickoff.

“Elizabeth Warren has already been exposed as a fraud by the Native Americans she impersonated and disrespected to advance her professional career, and the people of Massachusetts she deceived to get elected,” said Brad Parscale in a statement.

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

Attempted Raid on News Site’s Offices Prompts Outcry in France

PARIS — French journalists and press advocates expressed outrage this week after prosecutors tried to search the offices of the investigative news site Mediapart, which had published audio recordings of a former aide to President Emmanuel Macron whose legal troubles have dogged him for months.

The outcry over possible executive overreach grew following reportsthat information from the prime minister’s office had pushed the Paris prosecutor to open the inquiry that prompted the search.

“This investigation is nothing else than a hunt for our sources which aims to prevent us from seeking and finding the truth,” said Fabrice Arfi, who leads Mediapart’s investigations department.

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

‘EU Leaders Are No Longer Credible!’ Italy Boasts Brussels Bosses Will be Toppled in May

ITALY has hit back at EU intervention, with one MEP claiming the leaders of the European Commission “had no credibility” before predicting a leadership change in the European Parliamentary elections.

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

Finland Abandons ‘Helicopter Money’ Experiment: No New Jobs Created

With socialists rising to the calls of the ‘free s*** army’ and the ever-more-left-leaning liberal intelligentsia imagining ever-more-creative ways to pretend to fund their massive government interventions (Modern Monetary Theory), the topic of “QE for the people” or “helicopter money” or the more academic-sounding “Universal Basic Income” is becoming ever-more-prevalent.

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

France: Graphic: Photographer’s Hand Blown Off by Police Grenade During Yellow Vest Mayhem

A man’s hand was blown off by a police grenade in Paris on Saturday during the 13th straight week of Yellow Vest protests.

Capturing the graphic aftermath of the incident was Ruptly — the video agency of Russia’s RT.

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

French Yellow Vest Protester ‘Has Hand Blown Off in Street Clash With Cops’

A French yellow vest protester ‘had their hand blown off in a violent street clash with cops.’

A yellow vest protester had his hand “blown off” in clashes with police in France.

The Paris Gilet Jaunes demonstrator was left bleeding heavily as violent protests continue to grip the French capital.

The Associated Press said that paramedics were seen huddled around the injured protester, 30, near the gates of the National Assembly as they provided emergency treatment.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Parish ‘Educator’ Nabbed for Abusing 3 Kids

In Milan

(ANSA) — Milan, February 6 — A 67-year-old pensioner who worked as an ‘educator’ in a Milanese parish was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of abusing three Chinese children aged 10, 11 and 12 in his home.

The alleged abuse took place in northern Milan, police said.

The children attended the same parish, police said.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Venice Entry Fee ‘Useless and Damaging’ — Tourism Ministry

‘Do we want to become tourist-repelling country?’ asks Centinaio

(ANSA) — Rome, February 5 — Venice’s proposed new entry fee for tourists is “useless and damaging”, Tourism Minister Gian Marco Centinaio said Tuesday.

The proposed fee to enter the lagoon city will be three euros for all until the end of this year and then six euros for ordinary days, eight for red letter days and 10 for black letter days, council sources have said.

Tourists will have to book entry from 2022 to avoid “complications”.

“It’s a useless and damaging measure,” said Centinaio.

“Do we want to become a tourist-repelling country?”

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy-France Spat Escalates: Macron Spokesman Condemns ‘Nationalist Leprosy’

The war of words between globalist France and populist Italy has intensified after the Macron government referred to “nationalist leprosy” and criticised Italy’s Luigi Di Maio’s meeting with Yellow Vests.

France recalled its ambassador to Italy for the first time since the Second World War after Italy’s anti-establishment deputy prime minister Luigi Di Maio, of the Five Star Movement (M5S), made an impromptu visit to meet with the anti-Macron government protesters, in what the French government referred to as an “unacceptable provocation.”…

This is not the first time the “leprosy” of populism in Europe has been condemned by the French government.

In June, French president Emmanuel Macron launched an attack interpreted by the Italian government, a coalition of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement led by Mr Di Maio and the right-populist League led by Mr Salvini, as being directed at their country.

“I’m saying to you in the gravest terms: Many hate [the European Union], but they have hated it for a long time, and now you see them rise, like leprosy, all around Europe, in countries where we thought that they would never reappear,” Mr Macron had said.

[Comment: Macron is a globalist jackass and traitor to his native population. That “leprosy” as he calls it is the natives heartfelt desire for freedom from the tyranny of globalist scumbags.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Knifeman Held Swedish Commuters Hostage While Stabbing People — Police Downplay Incident

Swedish commuter train travelers between Uppsala and Stockholm were trapped in a train car with a knife-wielding man last monday.

According to testimony, the man used pepper spray inside the train car and ordered travelers to sit still while he stabbed two people.

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Poland’s Young Voters Turning to the Right

Young people in Poland disproportionately vote for right-wing parties. This shift is not just a temporary trend — the country’s increasingly patriotic youth are longing for more conservative values.

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

Islam: The West’s ‘Most Formidable and Persistent Enemy’

At the height of Western dominance over Islam in the early twentieth century, the European historian Hilaire Belloc (b. 1870) made a remarkably prescient observation that may have seemed exaggerated at the time:

“Millions of modern people of the white civilization — that is, the civilization of Europe and America — have forgotten all about Islam. They have never come in contact with it. They take for granted that it is decaying, and that, anyway, it is just a foreign religion which will not concern them. It is, as a fact, the most formidable and persistent enemy which our civilization has had, and may at any moment become as large a menace in the future as it has been in the past” (from Belloc’s The Great Heresies, emphasis added).

Anyone who doubts that Islam has been “the most formidable and persistent enemy which our civilization has had,” should familiarize themselves with that civilization’s long militant history vis-à-vis the West.

According to Islamic history, in 628, Muhammed, the Arabic founder of Islam, called on the Byzantine Emperor, Heraclius — the symbolic head of Christendom — to recant Christianity and embrace Islam. The emperor refused, jihad was declared, and the Arabs invaded Christian Syria, defeating the imperial army at the pivotal Battle of Yarmuk in 636 (see my MA thesis on this battle, which one prominent historian described as the world’s “most consequential”).

This victory enabled the Muslims to swarm in all directions, so that, less than a century later, they had conquered the greater, older, and richer part of Christendom, including Syria, Egypt, and North Africa.

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Woman Acquitted of Blasphemy Still Can’t Leave Pakistan

A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has been transferred from a secret location near the capital to another in Karachi, but is still unable to leave the country to join her daughters in Canada, a friend said Saturday.

Aman Ullah, who spoke to Aasia Bibi by telephone Friday, said the 54-year-old Bibi is being held in a room in the southern port city. He said Bibi, who faces death threats by radical Islamists, is frustrated and frightened, uncertain of when she will be able to leave Pakistan.

           — Hat tip: Vlad Tepes [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Says “North Korea Will Become a Different Kind of Rocket — an Economic One” If Talks Succeed

Ahead of a second US-NK summit in Hanoi later this month, President Trump has continued praise the brutal North Korean dictator whom he once derided as “rocket man” — despite persistent warnings from the intelligence community that Kim Jong Un has no intention of surrendering his country’s nuclear arsenal, and that his conciliatory rhetoric is merely a ruse.

In a series of tweets sent Friday night, Trump affirmed that the summit would take place on Feb. 27 and 28, something he had previously suggested during his State of the Union speech, and once again asserted that North Korea under KJU has the potential to become “ a great Economic Powerhouse” which might “surprise some but won’t surprise me, because I have gotten to know him & fully understand how capable he is.”

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Revealed: How Chinese Investors Will Snap Up Hundreds of Thousands of ‘Bargain’ Australian Homes Under Bill Shorten’s Plan to Cut Negative Gearing

Property expert Douglas Driscoll said Labor’s attempt to help first home buyers would instead push more property into the hands of overseas buyers by lowering prices.

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Meet the Rich Kids of Venezuela

Like every utopian socialist state in the history of the world, the children of Venezuela’s elite central planners spend their time gallivanting around Europe and fanning themselves with 100-dollar-bills while the people immiserated by their family’s policies starve in the streets.

Maria Gabriella, the oldest daughter of former leader Hugo Chavez, is Venezuela’s richest woman, according to the Daily Mail. She reportedly is worth some $4 billion, thanks to a fortune that has been secreted away in European bank accounts. The wealthy socialite earned her fortune while serving as Venezuela’s first lady when her father was still alive.

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

City Council Resolution Formally Declares Los Angeles a ‘Sanctuary City’

The Los Angeles City Council formally approved a resolution Friday declaring the City of Angels a “sanctuary city” for illegal aliens.

The council unanimously passed the resolution in a 12-0 vote, formally declaring Los Angeles “a city of sanctuary” for those residing in the U.S. illegally “who have been under attack in this Trump era,” CBS Los Angeles reported.

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

Exclusive — Hungary Backs Trump’s Wall: ‘Border Protection an Obligation of the State’

Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjartó has explained how Hungary slashed illegal immigration by building strong border barriers and praised U.S. President Donald Trump in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News.

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

France ‘Doesn’t Want Sea-Watch Migrants Any More’

Paris has changed its mind say interior ministry sources

(ANSA) — Rome, February 8 — France has changed its mind about taking a share of the 47 asylum seekers that recently disembarked from the Sea-Watch search-and-rescue ship in Sicily after a lengthy standoff, Italian interior ministry sources said Friday.

The ministry said Paris has said that it “will only take people who need protection, not economic migrants, and it added that it will support Italy in requesting more effective repatriations to some African countries, starting with Senegal”, according to the sources.

“Now the expectation is for Paris to show the good will with deeds, cooperating to repatriate dozens of undocumented Senegalese who are on Italian territory as soon as possible”. The news comes a day after Paris recalled its ambassador to Rome for consultations, complaining about “groundless attacks” by Italian government figures without precedent since World War II.

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Head of Italy’s Largest Asylum Centre Slams Open Borders NGOs for Migrant Deaths

The director of Italy’s largest migrant reception centre has slammed left-wing open borders activists, saying mass migration policies have done far more harm than good to Italy and to migrants.

Francesco Magnano, the director of the Reception Centre for Asylum Seekers (CARA) of Mineo, has come out publicly against the policy of open borders, saying that left-wing “do-gooder” activists have helped lead to thousands of deaths in the Mediterranean, Il Giornale reports.

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Illegal Immigrants Sent to Jail at a Rate 4 Times Higher Than U.S. Citizens: Study

Nearly 3 percent of illegal immigrants in Arizona end up in state prison or jail during the course of a year — four times the rate of U.S. citizens and legal residents, according to a study that uses federal reimbursements for prisons and jails to try to calculate one of the most important yet elusive statistics in the immigration debate.

In New Jersey, illegal immigrants are incarcerated five times more often, and rates on the West Coast are triple that of legal residents and citizens, according to the study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

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

Majority of French Say Le Pen Would Do Better Than Macron on Migration

A majority of French believe populist National Rally leader Marine Le Pen would do a better job on migration issues than President Emmanuel Macron, a poll has revealed.

The poll, which was taken by Elabe and released on Wednesday, asked participants whether they thought Ms Le Pen or President Macron would do better on key issues, BFMTV reports.

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Migrant and Muslim Populations Skyrocket to Record Heights in German Prisons

More and more foreign nationals are sitting in German prisons nationwide according to a survey by “Rheinische Post”. In two states every other person is a foreign national.

In North-Rhine-Westphalia prisoners came from 113 nations, 42 were stateless and 108 were from unknown origins. The most strongly represented countries are lead by Turkey and followed in order by Morocco, Poland and Romania.

The Islamic prison population has also strongly increased in the last two years. It has been between 20 to 30 per cent in 2017 and is now at 45 percent.

[Comment: Merkel owns this…it is a direct result of her “We Can Do It” traitorous policy.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Accused Murderer Spared Abortion Charge Thanks to Cuomo’s New Law

Prosecutors initially included a charge of abortion against the Queens man arrested Friday in his pregnant girlfriend’s murder — but rescinded it because of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new Reproductive Health Act.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown sent out a press release saying Anthony Hobson, 48, would be charged with second-degree abortion as well as murder in Sunday’s fatal stabbing of Jennifer Irigoyen, 35.

But a DA spokeswoman later told The Post that the abortion charge “was repealed by the Legislature, and this is the law as it exists today.”

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Ellen Page Attacks Chris Pratt for His ‘Infamously Anti-LGBTQ Church’

Canadian actress Ellen Page reacted to reports of Chris Pratt’s “Daniel Fast” by accusing the actor of attending an “infamously anti-LGBTQ church.”

As Breitbart News reported, Jurassic World star Chris Pratt promoted the biblically based “Daniel Fast” on the Late Show Thursday, telling host Stephen Colbert that the 21-day diet was like his church’s “Lent.”

“I was inspired by my pastor to do it,” Pratt said.” It’s kind of like our Lent, you know, you give something up.”

None of this sat very well with Ellen Page, of Juno fame, who self-identifies as a vegan and pro-choice atheist and feminist. A lesbian and LGBT activist herself, Page is married to Canadian dancer Emma Portner.

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

6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/9/2019

  1. Very fresh social video against hatred.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18BZ2IM9YNg

    In Britain, the “creators” are also degraded. What kind of sympathy can a garbage bag, which carries its black hijab, as the banner of Islamization? And why is she so fat? Because it does not work and receives benefits.
    ==================
    There are no more landmarks and lighthouses in the world. Europe became Gayrope, China’s schizoid culture is not a panacea either. And from the Judeo-Anglo-Saxon civilization come strange news indicating a loss of sanity.

    It remains only to contemplate the starry sky together with Kant.

    • “…the starry sky above me, the moral law within me”. A favourite with Beethoven, a man of strong principles who loved humanity, even if he wasn’t always great with people!

  2. CuomoLand, the dystopian land of horrors where Timmy Cardinal Dolan quakes in fear, swallowing whole a third cupcake. Perhaps an adult coloring book would help, more? You can’t make any of it up as New York’s Rendezvous with Death, itself, accelerates.

  3. “The man is said to be a photographer.”

    Correction: “to have been a photographer.”

    Not anymore. You need two hands for that.

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