Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/23/2019

According to the latest reports, Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a revolt from members of her own cabinet, who want her out. Sources say she is expected to resign within ten days.

In other news, the priest who was stabbed during Mass yesterday in Montreal has left the hospital and is recovering at home. His alleged assailant appeared in court today, but I haven’t yet seen his name in any news reports.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

Thanks to Dean, Insubria, Reader from Chicago, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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USA
» Greenwald: Coping Strategies for All Russiagate Peddlers Now in Mourning
» Numbers Don’t Lie: Trump’s Free Speech Executive Order Could Cost Colleges Billions
» Pew: Republicans and Democrats Split Over Climate Change Fears
» Researchers Find Americans Set Their Thermostat to Match African Environmental Temperatures
» Scientists Have Cured Alcoholic Rats by Shooting Lasers at Their Brains
» Twitter Bans User for Laughing at Rachel Maddow’s Tears of Despair Over Mueller Report
 
Canada
» Lorne Gunter: Rachel Notley Faces Electoral Disaster in Calgary
» Montreal Priest Stabbed During Mass Leaves Hospital; Suspect to be Charged
 
Europe and the EU
» British Government Rules Christianity is Not a Religion of Peace, Rejects Convert
» France: ‘A Fatal Decision’ — Macron Deploys Armed Soldiers for Yellow Vest Protests
» French Yellow Vest Leader: “We Will Continue Fighting Whatever Measures the Government Takes”
» Germany: Merkel’s Party Blames USA for Nationwide Protests Against Internet Censorship Proposed in Article 13
» German Politician Fears Farage Leading ‘Anti-Elite Parties’ In EU Elections
» Italy: Toninelli Rapped for Buying Diesel, Not Electric Car
» Italy: Enel 2018 Profits Up 26% to 4.78 Bn
» Italy: We’ll Give Saudis La Scala Money Back — Sala
» Italy: African School Bus Attacker Unrepentant, Would Do it a Hundred Times
» Prague Imam Tells Muslims to Arm Themselves, ‘Especially Men’
» Special UK Armed Soldiers in ‘Nuclear-Proof Bunker’ Have Been ‘Activated’ To Prepare for Brexit
» Swedish State TV’s News Reporter — An Openly Anti-Semitic Hijab-Wearing Islamist
» The Latest: 2nd Ship Needs Rescue Off Norway’s Western Coast
» UK: Farage Rallies Hundreds of Brexit Marchers Against EU Loyalists: ‘They Are the Minority, We Are the Majority’
» UK: Mayday: Cabinet Coup in Full Swing, ‘End is Nigh, She Will be Gone in 10 Days’
 
Middle East
» Hariri Asks for Nearly 3 Bn in Aid for Syrian Refugees
 
South Asia
» Hindus in Islamic Pakistan Attacked During Holi Festival. Girls Abducted, Converted. Men Brutalized, Killed.
 
Latin America
» Eduardo Bolsonaro: Force Will be Needed in Venezuela Because ‘Maduro is a Criminal’
 
Immigration
» EU External Service to Propose Sophia Mission Closure
 
General
» WikiLeaks Raising $1 Million for Leaked Copy of Mueller Report
 

Greenwald: Coping Strategies for All Russiagate Peddlers Now in Mourning

The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald has some advice for the mainstream media and pundit class, already in mourning — or perhaps in the initial “denial stage” of grief — on how to cope after it’s now glaringly evident that Mueller is to indict zero Americans for conspiring with Russia to influence the 2016 election.

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

Numbers Don’t Lie: Trump’s Free Speech Executive Order Could Cost Colleges Billions

In light of President Trump’s executive order directing government agencies to restrict and remove federal research funding from universities that infringe on students’ rights to free speech, Campus Reform compiled existing government data to determine exactly how much federal research money is doled out each year.

The National Science Foundation, a government agency, produces annual spending reports regarding government-funded research in higher education. Campus Reform analyzed the numerous sets of data from 2017 and created a single report with the most relevant statistics to create a reader-friendly, comprehensive document.

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

Pew: Republicans and Democrats Split Over Climate Change Fears

A substantial majority of Democrats are “very worried” about climate change, while only a small percentage of Republicans say the same, the Pew Research Center revealed this week.

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

Researchers Find Americans Set Their Thermostat to Match African Environmental Temperatures

A team of researchers at North Carolina State University has found that people living in the United States tend to set their thermostats to temperatures that mimic natural environmental conditions in parts of Africa. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes their study, which involved installing sensors in homes across the U.S., and what they found.

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

Scientists Have Cured Alcoholic Rats by Shooting Lasers at Their Brains

Scientists at Scripps Research say they’ve found a way to reverse rats’ dependency on alcohol by blasting particular neurons in their brains with laser beams — a change they likened to the “flip of a switch”.

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

Twitter Bans User for Laughing at Rachel Maddow’s Tears of Despair Over Mueller Report

As left-wing news outlets were forced to cover the completion of the Mueller report sans high-level indictments (Trump Jr., for example), Rachel Maddow had a grand-mal meltdown after having been forced by MSNBC to cancel a fishing trip and drive in to work on a Friday night.

Maddow fought back tears as she reported on her own collapsing narrative, to which Twitter user ‘Karli Bonne’ (@kbq2251) posted a video of herself laughing at Maddow’s despair.

As the video began to go viral, Twitter suspended her account.

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

Lorne Gunter: Rachel Notley Faces Electoral Disaster in Calgary

On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, Edmonton Sun columnist Lorne Gunter joined me to provide a regional breakdown of what to expect in the Alberta election.

The NDP won fifteen seats in Calgary in the 2015 election, but polls now show they will likely lose every-single one of those seats to Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party.

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

Montreal Priest Stabbed During Mass Leaves Hospital; Suspect to be Charged

MONTREAL — A Catholic priest who was stabbed as he was celebrating mass at Montreal’s St. Joseph’s Oratory is recovering at home.

A spokeswoman for the church says Rev. Claude Grou was released from hospital last night and says he is doing well under the circumstances.

The incident began shortly after 8:30 a.m. yesterday when a man with a knife rushed the sanctuary of the landmark church and stabbed 77-year-old Grou, the Oratory’s rector.

A 26-year-old man was arrested at the scene and is expected to appear in court later today to face charges that have yet to be announced, but could range anywhere from assault to attempted murder.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

British Government Rules Christianity is Not a Religion of Peace, Rejects Convert

The Home Office has rejected the asylum application of a Christian convert from Iran who said they had been drawn to the faith by its peaceful nature, due to a Government official ruling that Christianity is not peaceful.

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

France: ‘A Fatal Decision’ — Macron Deploys Armed Soldiers for Yellow Vest Protests

French soldiers are set to be deployed for the first time during a Yellow Vest protest this weekend. Some reports indicate they are being told to avoid protesters, while others indicate they have been given permission to open fire.

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

French Yellow Vest Leader: “We Will Continue Fighting Whatever Measures the Government Takes”

Protests in France will continue no matter what security measures the French government intends to take, Christophe Chalencon, who calls himself the Yellow Vest movement’s spokesman, told Sputnik News.

The comment comes after French media reported that President Emmanuel Macron was mulling banning all rallies on the Champs-Élysées after a group of aggressive activists smashed boutiques on the main Parisian avenue last Saturday.

The 18th week of rallies was also marked by clashes with the police, with the protesters acting aggressively and provocatively.

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

Germany: Merkel’s Party Blames USA for Nationwide Protests Against Internet Censorship Proposed in Article 13

Even though the German CDU and SPD both agreed in their coalition agreement that there would be no upload filters this promise is now to be broken, but instead of admitting mistakes and owning the demonstrations they are now blaming the USA.

The official CDU/CSU-account tweets: “When American corporations with massive use of disinformation and paid protesters attempt to block bills our democracy is under threat.”

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

German Politician Fears Farage Leading ‘Anti-Elite Parties’ In EU Elections

Manfred Weber has said he does not want Britain to stay in the EU long enough to take part in the bloc’s elections because he fears the disruption caused by Nigel Farage and British Eurosceptics.

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

Italy: Toninelli Rapped for Buying Diesel, Not Electric Car

‘Beyond madness, not polluting’ says minister

(ANSA) — Rome, March 18 — Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli has been rapped for preaching the use of electric cars and buying a diesel one himself.

“You can’t beat Toninelli: he says he wants to incentivise electric cars and says he has just bought a diesel car. He’s still the number one, absolute #genius”, tweeted Democratic Party MP Alessia Morani, referring to an Italian TV news report in which the minister says he has bought a second-hand diesel Jeep Compass for his family.

“Now they’re talking about me buying a car, it’s beyond madness,” Toninelli reacted.

“Well yes, in October I committed the ‘crime’ of buying a diesel used car,” he added, saying its emissions were well below the levels penalised in a recent government measure.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Enel 2018 Profits Up 26% to 4.78 Bn

Ordinary profit up 9.5%, debt up to 41 bn

(ANSA) — Rome, March 21 — Enel on Thursday posted 2018 net profits up 26% at 4.78 billion euros.

Ordinary profit was 9.5% up at four billion euros, the power group said.

Debt rose to 41 billion euros.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: We’ll Give Saudis La Scala Money Back — Sala

Decision taken unanimously

(ANSA) — Milan, March 18 — La Scala will give back to Saudi investors over three million euros a group of Saudi investors paid on condition of getting a member on the board of the iconic Milanese opera house, Milan Mayor and La Scala President Giuseppe Sala said Monday.

The Saudi’s two money orders, of three million euros and 100,000 euros, will be returned to them, Sala said.

“We’ll go back to scratch today. We’ll give the Saudis their money back. We’ll see if there are other opportunities for collaboration”, he said.

“The decision was taken unanimously,” he said.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: African School Bus Attacker Unrepentant, Would Do it a Hundred Times

Senegalese-background Ousseynou Sy, who attempted to light 51 Italian schoolchildren on fire this week, says he felt no remorse and would do the act again a hundred times over.

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

Prague Imam Tells Muslims to Arm Themselves, ‘Especially Men’

An Islamic preacher in the Czech Republic has come under severe criticism after telling Muslims they should equip themselves with weapons following the Christchurch attack in New Zealand.

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

Special UK Armed Soldiers in ‘Nuclear-Proof Bunker’ Have Been ‘Activated’ To Prepare for Brexit

A team of highly-trained British military personnel, located in no less than a “nuclear-proof bunker” under the UK Ministry of Defence, have been “activated” to prepare for a doomsday no-deal Brexit scenario, RT.com writes.

Who said leaving the EU would be easy? Operation Redfold, as it has been dubbed, will see 3,500 military personnel put on standby as Her Majesty’s Government prepares to enter “very high readiness mode” for the dreaded no-deal scenario, Sky News has revealed.

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

Swedish State TV’s News Reporter — An Openly Anti-Semitic Hijab-Wearing Islamist

SVT’s newly employed veiled news reporter Cheyma Moufid is the daughter of an imam in a mosque in Stockholm — the same mosque where the arrested terrorist Sahib Zalouti who wanted to execute Jyllands-Posten’s editorial office was a member, Samhällsnytt reports.

To hide the connection, she uses a false name when she works for SVT — her real name is Tjejma and not Cheyma.

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

The Latest: 2nd Ship Needs Rescue Off Norway’s Western Coast

Norway (all times local):

9:40 p.m.

Norwegian rescue authorities say a freighter has experienced an engine seizure in the same stormy Hustadsvika Bay region off western Norway where hundreds of people are being winched off by helicopter from the ailing Viking Sky cruise ship.

Authorities say they have had to divert two of the five helicopters rescuing 1,300 passengers and crew from the cruise ship to help the Hagland Captain cargo vessel’s crew of nine in the storm.

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

UK: Farage Rallies Hundreds of Brexit Marchers Against EU Loyalists: ‘They Are the Minority, We Are the Majority’

Brexit campaign leader Nigel Farage has addressed hundreds of Leave supporters on the March for Brexit from Sunderland to London, reminding them that “we are the majority”.

The LBC host, Leave Means Leave vice chairman, former UKIP chief, and Brexit Party MEP addressed the marchers from the top of an open-topped double-decker bus outside the Horse and Groom pub in Linby, a village in Nottinghamshire, in the East Midlands.

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

UK: Mayday: Cabinet Coup in Full Swing, ‘End is Nigh, She Will be Gone in 10 Days’

A full-scale Cabinet coup against Prime Minister Theresa May is now underway, according to insiders, with one senior minister claiming she will be “gone in ten days”.

News that at least eleven members of the Cabinet plan on confronting the Tory leader on Monday and asking her to resign follows reports of a “Murder on the Orient Express”meeting with party whips, who told her there was no way her deal with the European Union, already rejected by MPs twice, could possibly succeed on a third attempt — unless it came with a promise that she would go after it was passed.

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

Hariri Asks for Nearly 3 Bn in Aid for Syrian Refugees

To face emergency of a million civilian refugees in Lebanon

(ANSAmed) — BEIRUT, MARCH 14 — Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri asked for 2.9 billion dollars in aid from international donors at the Syrian conference in Brussels on Thursday, to face the emergency caused by the presence of about a million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, said Lebanese media. Hariri emphasised the need to resolve the Syrian refugee crisis in the region by ensuring their “safe return to the mother country according to international law and accords”.

About a million Syrians have been in Lebanon since 2011.

According to the UN, about six million Syrians have fled their home country, which officially enters its ninth year of civil war on Friday.

The Lebanese population numbers just under four million.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Hindus in Islamic Pakistan Attacked During Holi Festival. Girls Abducted, Converted. Men Brutalized, Killed.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan wishes Holi greetings in a casual formality. The Minorities in Sindh are in difficult danger. Two Hindu girls abducted on Holi eve in Pakistan’s Sindh. No trace of another two girls. Hindu woman brutally attacked, Hindu man killed, but no one arrested as police had connection with Islamist criminals.

Jheelam Kumari Meghwar | HENB | Karachi | March 22, 2019:: In this Holi, Pak PM Imran Khan was busy to tweet his Holi greetings in a manner that Pakistani Hindu minorities were facilitated with their religious rights to observe Holi in a grand manner+. Many other Muslim political leaders also conveyed their Holi greetings to Pak Hindus, but all the jubilation of Hindus was marred in this Holi with the series of abduction of Hindu girls, forceful conversion of them, murder of Hindu man, ghastly attack on Hindu women and all other perils as faced by the Pakistani Hindus for years.

On Wednesday two teenage Hindu sisters were abducted by unknown men as the local Hindu community celebrated the festival of Holi.

14 year old Reena Kumari & 16 year old Raveena Kumari were abducted from the town of Daharki in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh. Daherki Distt. The local Hindu population of the district took to the streets and blocked the local highway for hours protesting the abduction. The girls family claimed that the that sisters had been abducted by people from the Kohbar and Malik tribes (both from Islamic Clan) on the eve of Holi.

           — Hat tip: Upananda Brahmachari [Return to headlines]
 

Eduardo Bolsonaro: Force Will be Needed in Venezuela Because ‘Maduro is a Criminal’

Brazilian congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro, the son of the nation’s president Jair Bolsonaro, said Friday that some sort of force would be necessary to oust the reigning Venezuela dictator Nicolas Maduro from office.

Mr. Bolsonaro said that “all options on the table,” including the military option, to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, while reiterating his conviction that “Maduro is a criminal.”

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

EU External Service to Propose Sophia Mission Closure

And creation of mission to train Libya coast guard

(ANSA) — Brussels, March 22 — The EU’s external action service (SEAE) led by Federica Mogherini will on Monday propose to EU ambassadors the definitive closure of the anti-migrant smuggler operation Sophia, sources said Friday.

In a document distributed to the 28, the SEAE also proposes the possible birth of a new non-executive mission exclusively aimed at training the Libyan Coast Guard, they said.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

WikiLeaks Raising $1 Million for Leaked Copy of Mueller Report

DOJ staffers who like money and know where AG Barr keeps the keys to his safe, take note. WikiLeaks has launched a $1 million fundraiser over the next seven days “used to facilitate the full publication” of the long-awaited Mueller report, which was completed on Friday and submitted to Attorney General William Barr for review.

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

8 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/23/2019

    • I like The Apostate Prophet’s videos so thanks for reminding me. It would be most helpful, though, if you would either give the title for any YouTube video or cut and paste the brief explanation that goes with it. In this case, it would be:

      “The Christchurch Mosque Massacre Blame Game”

      Since the Christchurch Mosque attack happened, many people and the media have been trying to blame and attack everyone they could think of. Many think that “Islamophobia” and anti-Islamic or anti-Muslim speech is responsible, but is it really?

      The 5,000+ comments are worth reading, too.

  1. “…They’ve found a way to reverse rats’ dependency on alcohol by blasting particular neurons in their brains with laser beams — a change they likened to the “flip of a switch”…” – next will come a “cure” for “toxic masculinity”.

    • Oppressed by their own governments and the terrifying fear of muslums, the whole abject Cowardly trembling Continent has waxed hypocritical and base. It has no character no shape, has turned into an amoeba. Cannot stand for anything cannot defend any idea or principle.

      Has melted into the body of jihadis.

      The Sick, miserable, hope- forlorn Continent’s cities are being divided into loots by victors.

  2. Re: German politician fears Farage leading “anti-elite parties” in EU elections.

    That’s largely the bloody point, dumkopf!

    I was disappointed that the comments on the poetry posts were closed so quickly, Baron. If I may sneak in an uncontroversial one, in discussing Louis MacNeice, you refer to his contemporary William Empson. When Leonard Bernstein was the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at his alma mater, Harvard, in the 1970s, he gave a series of lectures entitled “The Unanswered Question” (available on DVD), with fascinating insights into the relationship between poetry and music; he recommended Empson’s book “Seven Types of Ambiguity”. It’s not the easiest read for a bear of little brain like me, but worth it.

    • I’m a fan of Empson’s work, at least some of it. He was still teaching at Sheffield when my girlfriend was there in the early ’70s.

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