Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/13/2019

Two gunmen entered a school in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo and began shooting. Eight people were killed, six of them students, and an undetermined number of others wounded. The two gunmen killed themselves before they could be apprehended. No motive for the crime has yet been adduced.

In other news, the French National Assembly has voted in favor of establishing a joint Franco-German parliament, in which each country would be represented by fifty deputies.

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USA
» Facebook Says Current Outage is ‘Not Related to a DDoS Attack’
» Gallup: U.S. Catholics Question Church Membership Over Abuse Scandals
» Jay Leno Rips Late Night TV for One-Sided, Mean Spirited Politics
» Lisa Page: Obama DOJ Ordered FBI Not to Prosecute Hillary Clinton
» Massive Explosion at 7-11 Rocks Philadelphia Neighborhood
» Occasional Cortex More Zombie Than House Rep
» The Devil’s Shell Game Transforming the USA Into ‘Amerika’
» This Chart Shows There Could be a Real Link Between Opioid Use and People Not Working
» Tucker Questions Legality of Media Matters’ Political Behavior as Nonprofit
» Warren: I Believe Capitalism Has Historically Been a Force for Good
 
Europe and the EU
» Breaking! German Conservatives Demand Merkel’s Resignation
» Brexiteers Glad to See May’s Deal Fall, But Fear Her Move to Let Remainers Vote Down No Deal
» British MPs Narrowly Reject No-Deal Brexit in Non-Binding Vote
» Denmark to Make Foreign Mosque Funding Illegal
» France: Sex Attacks up 30 Percent on Paris Public Transport System
» French MPs Open Door to Franco-German Parliament
» Italy: We Must be Careful About the New ‘Silk Road’ Says Salvini
» Italy: No ‘Air of Crisis’ On ‘Silk Road’ — Conte
» Italy: Russian Oligarchs Arrive in Umbria and Change Castles in Resorts
» Italy: Different From M5S, Go Forward on Works — Salvini
» Italy: Salvini Urges EP to Vote to Extradite Ex- BR Terrorist
» Italy: BRI Attention to US But 5G Not in Deal — Quirinale
» Italy: Air Space Closed to 737 Max Until Evidence — ENAC
» Macron’s Appeal to the ‘Citizens of Europe’ Comes Under Fire From Right and Left
» UK: ‘Parliament No Longer Represents the People’: May Loses Control of Own Motion Hijacked by Hardline Remainers
» UK: Go WTO: Senior Leaver Calls for Clean Brexit, Govt to Slash Tariffs in No Deal
» UK: Woman Threatened With Removal From Thomas Cook Birmingham Airport Flight Over ‘Inappropriate’ Outfit
» Woman Told to “Cover Up” Before Flying Out of “Diverse” UK City of Birmingham
 
Australia — Pacific
» Cardinal Pell Gets Six Years for Sexual Abuse
» Cardinal George Pell Sentenced to Six Years for Sex Abuse
 
Latin America
» Brazil School Shooting: Deadly Attack in São Paulo
 
Immigration
» Germany: Syrian Migrant Murderer Acquitted Due to Psychiatric Illness Caused by War Trauma
» Germany: Migrant Crimes Concealed to ‘Avoid Stirring Up Prejudice’
» Hungarian Government: “Europeans Have a Right to Know About EU’s Secret Plan to Make the UN Migration Compact Mandatory”
» Illegal Arrested for Murder After Sanctuary Policy Protected Him From Deportation Nine Times
» Italian Girl Murdered by Nigerian Migrants Likely Dismembered Alive, Court Hears
» Italian Religious Denounce Matteo Salvini’s Immigration Policies
» UN Boss Demands End to ‘Negative Narratives’ on Mass Migration
 
Culture Wars
» Crusade of Tears: Children’s Crusade for Peace: How Globalists Sell Whole Generations Into Slavery
» Hipsters Are a Symptom of Western Decay
» Sweden to Place Boys in ‘Traditionally Female’ Summer Jobs, Vice Versa to ‘Break Gender Roles’
» The Collapse of Western Civilization
 

Facebook Says Current Outage is ‘Not Related to a DDoS Attack’

Facebook and Instagram are having technical issues as users reported problems with the social media sites Wednesday.

Facebook posted to Twitter reassuring users that the site would be back online. It also said the outage is not related to a DDoS attack.

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

Gallup: U.S. Catholics Question Church Membership Over Abuse Scandals

More and more Catholics are re-examining their membership in the Church, Gallup revealed Wednesday, noting that the number of those who question their affiliation has jumped by 15 percent since 2002.

Thirty-seven percent of U.S. Catholics say that news of clerical sex abuse has led them to question whether they should remain in the Church, Gallup said, up from just 22 percent in 2002, the year the sex abuse crisis exploded in the United States.

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

Jay Leno Rips Late Night TV for One-Sided, Mean Spirited Politics

In recent times Late Night TV, once a must watch for many people, has become too mean-spirited to watch. Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno agrees. Leno is very discouraged over the drive toward far-left politics now indulged by the new group of late-night hosts since he left the air.

Leno recently appeared on NBC’s Today show and lamented over how “everyone has to know your politics” these days if you want to be a late-night comedian. He also worried that things have become too “one-sided.”

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

Lisa Page: Obama DOJ Ordered FBI Not to Prosecute Hillary Clinton

Former FBI legal counsel Lisa Page testified to Congress that the Justice Department ordered the FBI not to charge former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with “gross negligence” by mishandling classified information.

Transcripts of Page’s closed-door testimony in July 2018 were released Tuesday by Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) on Tuesday, which included the following exchange with Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX):

RATCLIFFE: So let me if I can, I know I’m testing your memory. But when you say advice you got from the Department, you’re making it sound like it was the Department that told you: You’re not going to charge gross negligence because we’re the prosecutors and we’re telling you we’re not going to …

PAGE: That is correct.

RATFLIFFE: …bring a case based on that.

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

Massive Explosion at 7-11 Rocks Philadelphia Neighborhood

In a blast that rocked the neighborhood and sent flaming debris raining down on the surrounding area, a gas pump exploded Tuesday at a Pennsylvania 7-11.

Surprisingly, there were no injuries reported in the incident, which occurred just after 11 a.m. in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia. Frightened residents reported hearing the deafening explosion from miles away.

Meko Noel, who was inside the 7-11 when the blast occurred, looked outside just in time to see a manhole cover come crashing down on her car. “The manhole probably flew up in the sky when the explosion happened and then landed on the back of my car and rolled off,” she says. “The flames were maybe 20 feet in the air. It was really high and it was really scary and we didn’t know what to expect.”

Investigators say workers had been repairing the gas pumps, but they’re still trying to determine what triggered the explosion.

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Occasional Cortex More Zombie Than House Rep

In short, AOC is not herself, but representative of a group of political hucksters spewing their un-American mantra through her.

“The group who created AOC is Justice Democrats, an American progressive political action committee, founded on January 23, 2017, by Kyle Kulinski of Secular Talk, Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks, and former leadership from the 2016 Bernie Sanders presidential campaign.” (Wikipedia)

The AOC we see daily in mainstream and social media is the “Sandy” who launched the Green New Deal on the Western World. She’s the zombie, dressed to kill, sent out by something called the Justice Democrats, who appointed her ‘Queen of the Surrealistic’ on what they plan as an unstoppable spree.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Devil’s Shell Game Transforming the USA Into ‘Amerika’

16-year-olds and illegal aliens will indeed vote this formerly great nation straight into hell. And all the AOCs, Bookers, Schumers Pelosis will, like every other socialist leader historically, get rich in the process.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

This Chart Shows There Could be a Real Link Between Opioid Use and People Not Working

The U.S. opioid crisis is hitting the country on many fronts, including the labor market, data reviewed by CNBC show.

States that prescribe more opioids per 100 people tend to have fewer people in their labor force. West Virginia, a state with one of the highest opioid prescription rates in the country in 2015, had the lowest labor force participation rate in 2018 at 54 percent. Alabama, the state with the highest prescription rate, has a participation rate of 57 percent — which is also one of the lowest.

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

Tucker Questions Legality of Media Matters’ Political Behavior as Nonprofit

Fox News host Tucker Carlson went on the offensive against Media Matters for America’s (MMFA) in his opening monologue Tuesday, calling into question the legality of their political behavior as a nonprofit organization.

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

Warren: I Believe Capitalism Has Historically Been a Force for Good

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) agreed capitalism has historically been a “force for good” during an interview Wednesday, reiterating she believes in markets that were closely watched by “a cop on the beat.”

On Morning Joe, MSNBC co-host Willie Geist noted the emerging tensions between socialism and capitalism in the nascent Democratic primary fight, and he recalled how Warren, one of the top candidates in the race, called herself a capitalist “down to my bones.”

“I believe in markets,” Warren said. “I see the benefits that markets can produce.”

Warren said Wall Street regulators in the past had allowed big banks to get wealthy on the backs of “millions of families” and crashed the economy during last decade’s mortgage crisis.

“When there’s a cop on the beat, those markets start to work again,” she said. “Banks, in that case, are forced to develop their profit models, not on cheating people, but on actually offering a better product.”

“Despite its flaws … Do you believe capitalism over the course of history has been a force for good?” Geist asked.

“Yes, I do!” Warren said. “I think it also, when it doesn’t work, it’s been a force for bad, but that’s been true of every form of government that we can identify. We’ve gotten it right sometimes, and we’ve gotten it wrong sometimes. When you let markets work with rules and with people on the beat to enforce those rules, we can produce a lot of wealth in this country.”

Warren’s campaign didn’t respond to a request for comment.

           — Hat tip: Dora [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking! German Conservatives Demand Merkel’s Resignation

The conservative wing of the CDU/CSU push for Angela Merkel’s resignation citing the believed impending collapse of the Grand Coalition with the Social Democrats(SPD).

Alexander Mitsch, the leader of the conservative group within the Union, openly asks Merkel to resign her position in favor of the newly elected leader of the CDU Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

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

Brexiteers Glad to See May’s Deal Fall, But Fear Her Move to Let Remainers Vote Down No Deal

Reactions to the second rejection of Theresa May’s deal with the European Union have been rolling in from Brexiteers both within and without Parliament, with MPs defending their decision to vote against the Prime Minister but fearful of her planned free vote on taking “No Deal” off the negotiating table.

Nigel Farage MEP, who was ad hoc leader of the Brexit campaign for many a long year before the term was even coined, declared that the deal’s rejection and Mrs May’s subsequent decision to put “No Deal” — currently the legal default come March 29th — to a free vote, with her Remainer-dominated Government having no fixed position on the issue, was a “total failure of leadership”.

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

British MPs Narrowly Reject No-Deal Brexit in Non-Binding Vote

Lawmakers voted by 312 to 308 in favour of a cross-party motion that ruled out a potentially disorderly ‘no-deal’ Brexit under any circumstances.

It went further than the government’s own planned motion, which noted that parliament did not want to leave without a deal on March 29 and that the default legal position was to leave without a deal unless one was ratified by parliament.

While the approved motion has no legal force and ultimately may not prevent a no-deal exit after a possible delay, it carries considerable political force.

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

Denmark to Make Foreign Mosque Funding Illegal

A new law proposal from the Danish government and the right-wing Danish People’s Party would make it illegal for foreign governments and authorities to give money to religious communities and institutions in Denmark.

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

France: Sex Attacks up 30 Percent on Paris Public Transport System

A report from the Paris Police Prefecture has revealed that sexual assaults increased by 30 percent in 2018 on the city’s public transport system, with over 1,000 cases reported.

In total, 1,159 sexual assaults were reported for the year on the city’s buses, metro, RER train, and other forms of travel across the Ile-de-France region which includes both Paris and the heavily migrant populated suburbs of the city, France 3 reports.

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

French MPs Open Door to Franco-German Parliament

The French National Assembly has approved the creation of a new Franco-German assembly that would see the two countries represented in a single parliament.

The future two-country assembly would be comprised of 50 French and 50 German deputies who will meet twice a year to discuss issues of cooperation, with the first meeting expected to occur on March 25th, Franceinfo reports.

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

Italy: We Must be Careful About the New ‘Silk Road’ Says Salvini

Conte says Chinese initiative won’t throw govt into crisis

(ANSA) — Matera, March 12 — Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini called for prudence on Tuesday when asked about Italy reaching an agreement over China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a massive infrastructure project seeking to create a sort of Silk Road for the modern world. “It’s a fundamentally important to open new markets to Italian firms and entrepreneurs,” Salvini said during a visit to Matera. “But it is necessary to protect the national interest and national security.

“So it is necessary to be very, very careful before putting vital infrastructure for Italy, I’m thinking data, networks, ports and airports, at the disposal of foreign investors”.

The US and the EU have voiced concern about Italy joining the BRI.

Earlier on Tuesday Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said the controversy about this issue was a “storm in a teacup”.

Tria stressed Italy-Chinese talks were only on a possible memorandum of understanding, “and not a deal”.

Premier Giuseppe Conte said there was “no air of a crisis” in government between allies the 5-Star Movement (M5S) and Salvini’s League because of differing views of the BRI. “There is absolutely no whiff of crisis in the government on the China chapter,” he said. “The government always moves in a coordinated and coherent way on these scenarios. “The China chapter is not something you can improvise from one day to the next, it was prepared in the last few months, and it certainly must be faced with a lot of caution.” European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said that States must bear in mind the European Union’s rules when they reach agreements with non-EU States. Katainen pointed out that 13 EU States have already signed similar memorandums. “We’ll assess it like we assess all the other protocols signed by the other EU States,” he said. “All the member States that are making commitments in this regard must remember that we have our rules about transparency and competition, so public contracts must be open to all”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: No ‘Air of Crisis’ On ‘Silk Road’ — Conte

We are moving with caution says PM

(ANSA) — Caltanisetta, march 12 — Premier Giuseppe Conte said Tuesday there was “no air of a crisis” in government between allies the 5-Star Movement (M5S) and the League because of differing views of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the so-called ‘new Silk Road’.

“There is absolutely no whiff of crisis in the government on the China chapter,” he said.

“The government always moves in a coordinated and coherent way on these scenarios.

“The China chapter is not something you can improvise from one day to the next, it was prepared in the last few months, and it certainly must be faced with a lot of caution.”

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Russian Oligarchs Arrive in Umbria and Change Castles in Resorts

Two families close to Russian president Putin control the Antognolla resort

A coincidence. It’s a mere coincidence if the families of two Russian oligarchs bought two castles in the green Umbria region, a few kilometers away from each other and until a few years ago part of the same ancient property. As it is a coincidence that between the two castles there is a golf club (occasionally) attended by European Central Bank president Mario Draghi.

Let’s say instead that there are three oligarchs, and at least two of them are, or were, very close to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

The owners of the castles come from the second generation. They are the children of two well-known figures of the Russian elite currently based in London. The protagonists of this story are different from each other. The first is Andrei Yakunin, the son of Vladimir Yakunin, the former chief of the Russian railways and a long-time friend of the Russian president…

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

Italy: Different From M5S, Go Forward on Works — Salvini

I have a hard head says League leader

(ANSA) — Matera, March 12 — The League is different from its government partner the 5-Star Movement (M5S) and wants to move forward on public works like the Turin-Lyon high-speed rail (TAV) line, League leader Matteo Salvini said Tuesday.

“On public works I think differently from my government allies: there is a need to go forward, not go backwards,” Salvini said on the stump for Basilicata regional elections on March 24.

“I have a hard head (I’m stubborn): I’m sure that the Lucanian people deserve something more than what the left managed to offer in the last 30 years”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Salvini Urges EP to Vote to Extradite Ex- BR Terrorist

Alessio Casimirri convicted in Moro assassination

(ANSA) — Rome, March 13 — Interior Minister and League leader Matteo Salvini on Wednesday voiced the hope that the European Parliament will Thursday vote a League amendment to a resolution on Nicaragua calling for the extradition of former Red Brigades (BR) terrorist Alessio Casimirri, convicted in the 1978 kidnapping and murder of Christian Democrat statesman Aldo Moro.

Casimirri has for years been living in Managua where he owns a restaurant.

“We are firmly convinced that criminals who have fled abroad should return to Italy and serve their sentences,” Salvini said.

“We are working on several fronts and I hope that in Europe too they will share our government’s battle”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: BRI Attention to US But 5G Not in Deal — Quirinale

Working lunch on ‘new Silk Road’ at presidential palace

(ANSA) — Rome, march 13 — Presidential sources said after a working lunch on the implications of the possible Belt and Road (BRI) deal Wednesday that the mooted Italian memorandum of understanding with China is much less “weighty” than many others signed by other European countries and the Italian rules of engagement regarding accords with Beijing are much stricter and more stringent than the document of the European Union.

“Naturally we look with great attention to the US position but we recall that 5G is not in the memorandum,” they said.

The US has voiced concern over Italy possibly signing up to the BRI, subbed ‘the new Silk Road’.

Another 13 EU countries have already signed a memorandum of understanding on the BRI.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Air Space Closed to 737 Max Until Evidence — ENAC

President tells ANSA

(ANSA) — Rome, March 13 — Italian air space will be closed to Boeing 737 Max aircraft until sufficient evidence is gathered of all information needed on the causes of recent crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, the head of the civil aviation authority ENAC, Nicola Zaccheo, told ANSA on Wednesday.

“We don’t believe in coincidences,” he said.

“Until we get evidence of all the information needed on the causes of the crashes we won’t reopen the skies to the Boeing 737 Max 8.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Macron’s Appeal to the ‘Citizens of Europe’ Comes Under Fire From Right and Left

The leaders of France’s left- and right-wing parties reacted with scathing editorials of their own over the weekend to a public appeal for a European “renaissance” from French President Emmanuel Macron.

Sensing a threat to the ideal of a united Europe, French President Emmanuel Macron addressed the “citizens of Europe” directly in an open letter published last week in 28 languages, saying the EU faces an “urgent” threat ahead of upcoming European parliamentary elections.

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

UK: ‘Parliament No Longer Represents the People’: May Loses Control of Own Motion Hijacked by Hardline Remainers

Brexiteers have reacted with anger after the House of Commons voted to stop the UK leaving the EU without a deal, whilst the Tory Party is in disarray after Prime Minister Theresa May lost control of her own motion.

Veteran Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said immediately after the vote, “A total disgrace, Parliament no longer represents the people,” adding, “This is a Parliament of outright liars. We will have to fight them again. And mark my words — we will beat them once more.”

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

UK: Go WTO: Senior Leaver Calls for Clean Brexit, Govt to Slash Tariffs in No Deal

David Campbell-Bannerman has called for the Government to forget about the “absurd” vote to take no-deal off the table, and use World Trade Organization (WTO) Article 24 to continue trading with the EU tariff-free until a good deal is made.

Writing for BrexitCentral on Wednesday, the Conservative Party MEP and board member of Leave Means Leave said that the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) Article 24 “offers Britain a remarkable opportunity to leave the EU cleanly” by allowing the UK and EU to “agree a very basic Free Trade Agreement that would keep tariffs at zero for the duration of the period the two sides negotiate a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement.”

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

UK: Woman Threatened With Removal From Thomas Cook Birmingham Airport Flight Over ‘Inappropriate’ Outfit

Emily O’Connor, 21, was flying to Tenerife but was left fuming when told she would have to put on a jacket

A holidaymaker jetting off from Birmingham Airport said she was threatened with being kicked off a Thomas Cook flight — because of her “inappropriate” outfit.

Emily O’Connor, 21, was flying from Birmingham to Tenerife but was left fuming when told she would have to put on a jacket.

Emily says she was “physically shaking” after the comments from a flight attendant.

The holidaymaker has shared her story on social media, and it has subsequently gone viral.

She tweeted: “Flying from Bham to Tenerife, Thomas Cook told me they were going to remove me from the flight if I didn’t “cover up” as I was “causing offence” and was “inappropriate”.

“They had four flight staff around me to get my luggage to take me off the plane.”

           — Hat tip: AW [Return to headlines]
 

Woman Told to “Cover Up” Before Flying Out of “Diverse” UK City of Birmingham

A woman flying out of the “diverse” UK city of Birmingham, which has a 25% Muslim population, was told to “cover up” or be kicked off her flight.

“Flying from Bham to Tenerife, Thomas Cook told me that they were going to remove me from the flight if I didn’t “cover up” as I was “causing offence” and was “inappropriate”. They had 4 flight staff around me to get my luggage to take me off the plane,” tweeted Emily O’Connor.

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

Cardinal Pell Gets Six Years for Sexual Abuse

Vatican’s former finance minister found guilty of abusing 2 boys

(ANSA) — Rome, March 13 — An Australian court on Wednesday sentenced Cardinal George Pell to a six-year prison term after he was found guilty of sexually abusing two choirboys in the 1990s.

The court said that Pell, until recently the prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy, would not be eligible for parole until he has served three years, eight months of the sentence. The 77-year-old, who was also a member of the Council of Cardinals, the body that advises Pope Francis on reform of the Church, is the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse.

Pell says he is innocent and is appealing.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Cardinal George Pell Sentenced to Six Years for Sex Abuse

An Australian judge has sentenced Cardinal George Pell to six years in prison for sexual abuse, with the possibility of parole after three years and eight months.

In December, a jury found Pell guilty of sexually abusing two choir boys when he was archbishop of Melbourne in the 1990s. Pell has always maintained his innocence and his lawyers have filed an appeal, which will take place next June.

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

Brazil School Shooting: Deadly Attack in São Paulo

Two gunmen have opened fire at a school in south-eastern Brazil, killing at least six students and two employees, officials say.

The shooting happened at about 09:30 local time (12:30 GMT) when the students were on a break at the state school in Suzano, near São Paulo.

The gunmen wearing face masks, aged 17 and 25, killed themselves after the attack, according to police.

While gun crime is common in Brazil, shootings of this nature are not.

Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who took office in January, has signed a decree making it easier for law-abiding citizens to own a gun, a key campaign promise, even though many restrictions remain in place.

The motive for the shooting is not clear. Police say they found a revolver, a bow and arrow and items that appeared to be explosives…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Germany: Syrian Migrant Murderer Acquitted Due to Psychiatric Illness Caused by War Trauma

A 24-year-old Syrian asylum seeker who stabbed his boss to death at work has been acquitted in a German court due to psychiatric issues caused by his past in Syria.

The migrant was working as a hairdresser when he stabbed his former boss, who he had previously referred to as “uncle,” in the back in the town of Troisdorf, just outside of Bonn.

According to testimony, the Syrian was extremely mentally disturbed and carried out the act in a paranoid fit of rage, Express reports.

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

Germany: Migrant Crimes Concealed to ‘Avoid Stirring Up Prejudice’

Authorities in a district of rural Germany covered up a long list list of asylum seeker crimes including rape, assault, and child sex abuse so as not to “stir up prejudice”, it has been alleged.

Internal police figures revealed 117 criminal offences took place at refugee housing in Boostedt, northern Germany, during the last three months, and that third world migrants housed in other accommodation in the municipality were listed as suspects in a further 23 crimes.

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

Hungarian Government: “Europeans Have a Right to Know About EU’s Secret Plan to Make the UN Migration Compact Mandatory”

A recent document by the legal service of the European Commission has “revealed the greatest lie by Brussels”, according to Hungary’s Foreign Minister Péter Szijjartó.

He claims that the document suggests “secret efforts to make the UN Migration Compact mandatory” in all EU member states.

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

Illegal Arrested for Murder After Sanctuary Policy Protected Him From Deportation Nine Times

An illegal alien whom Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) tried to deport nine times has been arrested for murder in California.

“Suspect Carlos Eduardo Arevalo Carranza, a Salvadorian national, was arrested Monday and booked into jail for murder,” according to NBC Bay Area. “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said agents tried to deport Carranza nine times before, but their detainers were not honored in both Los Angeles and Santa Clara counties.”

The report said that ICE was not notified any of the times that Carranza was released from custody, which is typical of sanctuary city policies. Carranza already has several felony convictions on his criminal record.

“In Santa Clara County alone, Carranza has prior convictions for kidnapping, drug possession, battery on a police officer, trespassing and burglary. Carranza was diagnosed with psychosis back in 2016, according to a source,” the report said.

He allegedly murdered 59-year-old Bambi Larson, who police found stabbed multiple times in her South San Jose home.[…]

           — Hat tip: Dora [Return to headlines]
 

Italian Girl Murdered by Nigerian Migrants Likely Dismembered Alive, Court Hears

Italian teen Pamela Mastropietro who was murdered by migrant Nigerian mobsters last year was likely dismembered alive Italian media reports.

The horrifying revelations come from the testimony from Vincenzo Marino, a key witness in the trial of Nigerian drug dealer Innocent Oseghale who stands accused of murdering the teenage girl.

Mastropietro had become estranged from her family became addicted to drugs after a brief relationship with a Romanian man her mother claims.

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

Italian Religious Denounce Matteo Salvini’s Immigration Policies

ROME — A group of men and women religious from the southern Italian regions of Sicily and Calabria have condemned measures adopted by interior minister Matteo Salvini to curb illegal immigration into the country.

In a letter dated March 6 — which marked the beginning of the Christian season of Lent — but released by national media on Wednesday, the Catholic sisters and brothers denounced Mr. Salvini’s Security Decree, as well as the minister’s remarkable popularity, even among Catholics.

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

UN Boss Demands End to ‘Negative Narratives’ on Mass Migration

Global warming is set to massively boost migrant numbers, Antonio Vitorino announced, warning that “negative narratives” around mass migration stand in the way of a “better world”.

Opening a three-day conference held under the theme of ‘People on the Move’ in Dubai on Tuesday, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) chief spoke out against populism, stressing the need for “a coherent and robust approach to migration … that is based in fact, not fiction”.

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

Crusade of Tears: Children’s Crusade for Peace: How Globalists Sell Whole Generations Into Slavery

Last summer, a group of young people travelled to Tajikistan. They wanted to prove to themselves and to the whole world that evil does not exist, that all people are good and that the stories about Muslim terrorists are only a scarecrow for stupid children. They were riding bicycles when a car crashed into them at full speed. Those who did not die immediately were murdered by people shouting “Allah Akbar”.

In December of the same year, two young Scandinavian girls travelled to Morocco where local young people invited them for a night picnic in the Atlas Mountains. The next morning the girls were found with their throats cut and the “pleasant young people” published a statement that it was a revenge on the West. .

In October 2015, a young activist of the ‘No Borders’ group went to a refugee camp to help Sudanese refugees and was brutally raped (Her friends recommended her not to report it to police). In 2018 in Germany, three German women were killed by their partners who were Afghan migrants…Modern youngsters refuse to believe that there is evil, barbarism and fanaticism in the world. They believe that Islam is a religion of peace, and terrorism and hatred are the result of social inequality. They believe that if you smile at people, people will smile back. They are deprived of the basic instinct of self-preservation.

A bird would fly away from a cat, an antelope would run away from a lion. However a young man or a girl from California, London, Berlin or Toronto, is ready, with a trusting smile, to walk into the paws of two-legged bearded predators with Kalashnikov and the Koran in their hands.

[Comment: Recommended reading.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hipsters Are a Symptom of Western Decay

Hipsters really do all look the same, and they symbolize the problem with millennials.

Confirm, submit, obey.

There was a really funny story about this recently, too. A hipster was unhappy to see a picture of himself on an article about how hipsters all look the same…but it turns out, it wasn’t him! Doesn’t this say a lot?

I think there’s something deeper to this issue of hipsters pretending to be unique while following in each other’s footsteps. I think it’s a sign of Western decay, and that young people need to fill a hole in their lives.

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

Sweden to Place Boys in ‘Traditionally Female’ Summer Jobs, Vice Versa to ‘Break Gender Roles’

Swedish authorities will “steer” male teenagers who apply for summer jobs towards “traditionally female professions” and vice versa this year in order to “break” traditional gender roles, local media reports.

A total of 3,000 young people in their final year of compulsory schooling have registered for Uppsala municipality’s 2019 jobs scheme, in which every teenager who applies within the time limit will be guaranteed a three-week work placement over the summer.

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

The Collapse of Western Civilization

From spiritual bankruptcy, to mass chemical dependence, to rampant addiction to sensual stimulation.

Almost every factor that precedes the collapse of great civilizations has been met by the west.

Our destruction is long overdue.

Depression is at its highest level ever. Drug addiction is at its highest level ever.

People identifying as Christians is at its lowest level ever.

Coincidence?

Our culture provides us with NOTHING to believe in.

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

4 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/13/2019

  1. Two families close to Russian president Putin control the Antognolla resort

    They are all disgusting.
    If the mobsters kill them with ice axes, no one in Russia will regret them.

    • Не нагибайтесь, когда Вас не просят.

      [Machine translation: “Do not bend down when you are not asked.”

      This is an English-language site. In future, please use English, or supply a translation for non-English remarks. — BB]

  2. Another 100 jobs for hacks if a French-German parliament is set up…plus the hundreds of support staff. Then, the regulations and the enforcement polizie.

  3. A joint French-German parliament is vitally necessary to solve Europe problems: But what problems? And then another one , and another committee, and another organization. . . . etc. Print euros and establish useless bodies. Cowards don’t achieve anything.

    Or do they think of strange things to sensible people never occur as :

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1100228/knife-crime-uk-news-mp-mocked-gps-tracker

    Traitors and wolves if sheep’s clothing: you have compassion for satanic cults but not for your own flesh and blood.

    Satan has engulfed Europe.

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