Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/18/2019

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on the “Russian collusion” investigation has finally been released in redacted form. Democrats and the media are expected to be preoccupied with the redacted parts.

In other news, a statue of the Virgin Mary was decapitated in a small French village.

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USA
» “I’m F***ed”: Trump’s Initial Reaction to Learning of Special Counsel Investigation
» 26 Arrested After About 500 Kids Cause Chaos in Downtown Chicago, Police Say
» All the President’s Bloodsucking Relatives
» Caught on Camera: Stabbed Inmate Ignored in Prison Yard
» CNN Discusses Mueller Report With 8 People Who All Completely Agree With Each Other
» Dallas County Crooks Rejoice; Democrat DA Won’t Prosecute Thefts Under $750
» Democrats Led by Nadler and Schiff Outraged at AG Barr Decision to Hold Press Conference
» Eric “Nuke ‘Em” Swalwell Wants to Take Your Guns and Jail Anyone Who Resists
» Facebook: Yeah, We Hoovered Up 1.5 Million Email Address Books Without Permission. But it Was an Accident!
» Left-Wing Journalist Ridiculed for Suggesting Trump is Guilty Because He Posted a Meme
» Marc Lamparello: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
» Mueller Report Released, Read it Here
» Mueller Report: Assange Preferred Trump Because Hillary Was a “Sociopath” Who Would Start More Wars
» Muslim Activist Calls Out ‘Disgrace’ Ilhan Omar in Brutal Op-Ed
» North Carolina Public Schools Cancel Classes Due to #RedforEd May Day Teachers Protest
» Parents Sue NYC Health Dept. Over Forced Vaccinations
» Punched Priest Believes Cross Around His Neck ‘Enraged’ Suspect
» Students Accused of Sexual Assault Are Suing Colleges — And Winning Most of the Time
» Trump: ‘Dirty Cops’ At FBI Paid ‘Fake Dossier Author’ Steele
» Video: Tucker Carlson Defends Joe Rogan Against Leftist Thought Police
 
Canada
» After Notre Dame Cathedral Fire, Muslim Politician “Jokes” About Burning Down Montreal Church
 
Europe and the EU
» A Fire Expert Explains Why Historic Buildings Like Notre-Dame Cathedral Burn So Easily
» A Priest Saved ‘The Body of Christ’ From Notre Dame, And NY Times Thought He Meant a Statue
» As Notre Dame Burns, European Churches Are Vandalized, Defecated on, & Torched “Every Day”
» Attempted Murder Doubles in Just a Decade in Crime Wave UK
» Corbyn Laments Brexit Talks Could Collapse Because Govt Wants Trump Trade Deal
» EU Vice-President Timmermans: UK Should ‘Cool Down and Rethink’ Brexit
» France: Statue of Virgin Mary Decapitated
» Fury Over Plans to Replace Notre Dame’s Iconic Spire With Modern Architecture, As French Politicians Declare: ‘Stop This Madness!’
» Investigators Believe Notre Dame Fire Was Started by Electrical Short-Circuit
» ISIS-Linked Jihadists Warn of Future Terror Attack on Notre Dame in Online Poster Saying: “Wait for the Next”
» Notre Dame Firefighters Saved Cathedral Half an Hour Before Collapse — After Staff Took 23 Mins to Find Blaze When Alarm Went Off
» Notre Dame Fire: Cause of Devastating Blaze Revealed by French Police
» Spain’s Anti-Immigration Vox Party Banned From Televised Debate
» Spain Heading Into Its Most Uncertain Polls in History
» Stunning Aerial Footage Shows Scale of Destruction to Notre Dame
» The Video Authorities Don’t Want You to See: Mystery Person & Flash of Light Before Notre Dame Cathedral Fire
» UK: Extinction Rebellion
» UK: Gulf War Vet Flies Union Jack on His Property, Neighbors Complain, Demand it be Removed
» UK: Sajid Javid Urges Police to Use ‘Full Force of the Law’ Against Climate Change Protesters
» UK: The Extinction Rebellion Leaders: Jet-Setter Robin Boardman, A Buddhist Teacher and a Yoga Instructor
» Vatican Offers Technical Know-How to Help Rebuild Notre-Dame
 
South Asia
» Muslim Woman Burned to Death in Bangladesh for Reporting Sexual Assault
 
Far East
» North Korea Tests ‘Tactical’ Weapon, Report Says
» The World’s Hypocritical Silence as China Imprisons Its Ethnic Muslims En Masse
 
Australia — Pacific
» Daylight Doorstep Execution Attempt: Masked Gunman Fires Shots at a Family Man Before Fleeing in a Stolen Mercedes in ‘Gang-Related’ Attack
» ‘It Wasn’t on Purpose’: Woman, 23, Filmed Kicking a Pensioner Blames the Sickening Attack on an ‘Epileptic Fit’ — as it’s Revealed She Was on Bail at Time of Incident
» Muslim Sect Leaders Shout and Heckle as They Are Fined $100,000 for Illegally Clearing Land to Build a Religious Compound
» Revealed: Australia is the Safest Country in the World for Women — As Major European Cities Such as London and Paris Slide Down the List
» Stunned Father Films Group of Asian Shoppers Jamming 30 Tins of Baby Formula Into a Car Boot — Despite Woolworth’s Two-Can Purchase Limit
» Sydney’s Renting Crisis Summed up in One Room: Couple Advertise ‘Pop Up Bedroom’ Inside Their Own Living Room for $185 a Week
» Top New Zealand University Cancels Graduation Celebrations Over Fears Students Could be Targeted by Terrorists in the Wake of Christchurch Attack
» Unemployed Vegan and Accused Ringleader Behind the Theft of a $1,500 Calf and a Dead Piglet From Australian Farms is Likely to Spend the Night in Jail
» World’s Fattest Parrot — The Critically Endangered Kakapo — Has Had a Record Breeding Season ‘Thanks to Climate Change’
» Youth Armed With a Knife and an Axe Brawl on a University Basketball Court ‘Over a Girl’ — As a Good Samaritan Who Tried to Stop the Fight is Bashed and a Teenage Girl Slashed in the Neck
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» This New Species of Ancient Carnivore Was Bigger Than a Polar Bear
 
Latin America
» Ecuador Has Been Hit by 40 Million Cyber Attacks Since Assange’s Arrest
» Venezuela: Garbage Trucks Being Used to Transport People to Hospital
 
Immigration
» (Watch) Daily Caller Asks Sanctuary City Supporters if They’ll House Immigrants
» Ann Coulter Says She Would Vote for Bernie Sanders — If He ‘Went Back’ to Immigration Stance
» Austria Warns of New Massive Migration Wave to Europe This Spring
» Calgary Groups Look for Solutions After Syrian Girl, 9, Dies by Suicide
» Eight Iranian Migrants Including Two Young Children Are Picked Up in a Small Boat in the English Channel Taking the Number Recovered to 29 in Two Weeks
» If You Are White, You Won’t be Allowed to be a Nationalist
» Kent Boat Migrants: Man Charged After 27 Migrants Cross Channel
» Population Replacement in Denmark: Can Those Responsible be Tried for Treason?
» Salvini: “I Decide on Migrant Landings — Italians Pay Me to Defend Them and I Am Doing it”
» ‘That’s Why We’re Here’: Central American Migrants Say Media Lured Them to US
 
Culture Wars
» Canada: New Gay Rights Coin Divides LGBT Community — And Outrages Social Conservatives
» Historic WPA Mural Featuring Only White Children Removed From Oak Park School
» Historic Mural Removed From School Because it Only Features White Children
» Invasion-of-Privacy Case Tests Limits to Investigative Reporting in California
» On Heels of ‘Unplanned, ‘ Dem-Majority Mi County Evicts Planned Parenthood After Locals Storm Board Meeting Planned Parenthood Now Has 90 Days to Move Out
 
General
» The Internet of Thoughts is Coming
 

“I’m F***ed”: Trump’s Initial Reaction to Learning of Special Counsel Investigation

President Trump’s initial reaction to learning that a Special Counsel had been appointed to investigate him was to exclaim, “This is the end of my Presidency. I’m ed.”

The redacted version of the Mueller report has now been released to the public.

In a section entitled ‘The Appointment of the Special Counsel and the President’s Reaction’ we discover how Trump immediately responded to the news he was under investigation.

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

26 Arrested After About 500 Kids Cause Chaos in Downtown Chicago, Police Say

Police arrested 26 kids Wednesday night after a group of about 500 teens descended on downtown Chicago, forcing hundreds of cops into the streets to try to corral them.

Fighting, cellphone thefts and disobedience ran rampant as the group arrived in the city during the evening hours.

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

All the President’s Bloodsucking Relatives

Even after Trump won the presidency, Jared Kushner was embarrassed by his father-in-law, according to Vicky Ward’s terrific new book, Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.

In a speech to hundreds of New York bankers and businessmen on Dec. 16, 2016, Jared admitted that Trump was “easy to hate from afar.” But not to worry, he said, Trump wouldn’t be keeping his campaign promises — especially on immigration.

One banker who heard the speech was appalled, shocked by Jared’s arrogance in thinking he could “control” the president.

Joke’s on him. Turns out Jared was right. He does control Trump.

And what a blessing that’s been.

It was Jared’s idea to fire FBI Director James Comey. If Trump hadn’t followed that advice, there would have been no independent counsel.

It was also Jared and Ivanka’s idea to hire Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn. (Ivanka was adamant, saying Flynn gets “anything he wants.”)

If Trump hadn’t hired Manafort and Flynn, the independent counsel investigation would have been over in about a week.

Even Trump’s opponents warned him about the man Javanka said should have anything he wants. Ward reports:

“President Barack Obama gave Trump two pieces of advice: One was that the biggest problem he would face as president was the nuclear threat posed by North Korea. The second was a warning against hiring Flynn: ‘He’ll cause you nothing but problems.’“

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Caught on Camera: Stabbed Inmate Ignored in Prison Yard

Surveillance footage shows the final moments of an inmate’s life after he was stabbed at a South Carolina prison. Allen Capers was serving time for armed robbery and kidnapping. According to a lawsuit against the State’s Department of Corrections, Capers was stabbed in his cell on New Year’s Eve 2017. The suit claims correctional officers then dragged him into the prison yard and left him to bleed to death. Capers is seen trying to get up repeatedly and falling to the ground.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

CNN Discusses Mueller Report With 8 People Who All Completely Agree With Each Other

Will they ever learn?

CNN is responding to the release of the redacted Mueller report with a panel consisting of eight people who all completely agree with each other.

Because there’s nothing like diversity of opinion!

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

Dallas County Crooks Rejoice; Democrat DA Won’t Prosecute Thefts Under $750

Dallas criminals have just been given a license to steal — up to $750, that is.

Following his November 2018 election win, Dallas County Criminal District Attorney John Creuzot, a Democrat, announced that he will no longer prosecute certain low-level crimes, including thefts of personal items worth less than $750 as long as it isn’t for economic gain, according to CBS DFW.

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

Democrats Led by Nadler and Schiff Outraged at AG Barr Decision to Hold Press Conference

The level of Democrat pearl-clutching over process is only exceeded by the transparency of their political demands to create a narrative. It really is silly

emocrat politicians and their water-carrying media allies who helped spur the Mueller investigation for two years are furious about Attorney General Bill Barr and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein holding a press conference tomorrow (9:30am) shortly before releasing the Mueller report (11:00am).

The level of Democrat pearl-clutching over process is only exceeded by the transparency of their political demands to create a narrative. It really is silly…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Eric “Nuke ‘Em” Swalwell Wants to Take Your Guns and Jail Anyone Who Resists

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) has decided to run for president on an anti-Second Amendment platform (while exhibiting a clear lack of understanding about guns), and has reiterated his desire to imprison Americans who don’t hand over banned weapons.

Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper on Sunday, Swalwell — who last year joked about nuking gun owners who refuse to give up their firearms — discussed his longstanding proposal to ban so-called ‘assault weapons.’

TAPPER: So, gun control is the central plank in your campaign.You wrote last year — quote — “We should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons. We should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law. And we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons.” Criminal prosecution for keeping assault weapons. What’s the punishment for people who don’t hand in their guns? Do they go to jail?

SWALWELL: Well, Jake, they would, but I also offer an alternative, which would be to keep them at a hunting club or a shooting range. And the reason I have proposed this is because these weapons are so devastating.

Swalwell then displayed his ignorance over the difference between a ‘rifle’ and an ‘assault rifle,’the latter of which is a term invented by the left.

“You know, keep your pistols, keep your long rifles, keep your shotguns,” said the California Democrat, who added: “I want the most dangerous weapons, these weapons of war, out of the hands of the most dangerous people.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Facebook: Yeah, We Hoovered Up 1.5 Million Email Address Books Without Permission. But it Was an Accident!

So that’s all OK then

Facebook has admitted to harvesting email contacts from 1.5 million people without permission.

Since May 2016, Facebook collected all email contacts when some new users signed up to the antisocial network.

An anonymous security researcher, who sports the handle e-sushi on Twitter, first noticed that the company was asking some new users to enter their email passwords to verify their identities, a deeply anti-security request even on its own. Business Insider then spotted that if you did this a dialogue box popped up warning you — with no chance to cancel, pause or opt out — that it was importing all your contacts.

The company has now admitted that the emails were collected, analysed, used for ad targeting and to push its add-a-friend feature.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Left-Wing Journalist Ridiculed for Suggesting Trump is Guilty Because He Posted a Meme

Following the release of the Mueller report, a left-wing journalist was ridiculed after he suggested that President Trump was guilty because he posted a meme.

Yes, really.

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

Marc Lamparello: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Marc Lamparello has been identified as the 37-year-old man who was arrested by NYPD Counterterrorism officers after walking into the historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City with two gasoline cans just days after a fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Lamparello was taken into custody without incident at the seat of the Catholic Archdiocese of New York in midtown Manhattan Wednesday night, NBC New York reports.

He was charged Thursday with second-degree attempted arson, second-degree reckless endangerment and trespassing, the NYPD says. The investigation is ongoing and it is not clear if he could face additional charges. He was scheduled to appear in court Thursday. Police said his intent with the items he was found with seemed to be to “set a fire.”

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

Mueller Report Released, Read it Here

Attorney General William Barr has released a redacted version of the more than 400-page Mueller report, which saw over 2,800 subpoenas issued, nearly 500 search warrants, and around the same number of witness interviews.

During a Thursday morning press conference, Barr — with Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein behind him — reiterated that the special counsel found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. He did, however, note that there were 10 “episodes” which Mueller’s team identified that could have possibly been construed as obstruction.

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

Mueller Report: Assange Preferred Trump Because Hillary Was a “Sociopath” Who Would Start More Wars

The redacted Mueller report reveals that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange wanted Donald Trump to win the presidency because he thought Hillary Clinton was a “sociopath” who would start more wars.

Assange, who was arrested last week and faces extradition to the United States, thought that it would be far harder for Trump to start wars given his platform and opposition from Republicans.

“GOP will generate a lot oposition [sic], including through dumb moves. Hillary will do the same thing, but co-opt the liberal opposition and the GOP opposition. Hence hillary [sic] has greater freedom to start wars than the GOP and has the will to do so,” Assange wrote.

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

Muslim Activist Calls Out ‘Disgrace’ Ilhan Omar in Brutal Op-Ed

“Omar continues to be an embarrassment and a disgrace for me and other American Muslims with her outrageous, ignorant, anti-Semitic and now anti-American comments,” she ranted.

“Omar’s grotesque trivialization of a national tragedy amounts to an explicit denial of 9/11 — a desecration of all the lives erased that awful day,” Ahmed blasted. “This denial is inexplicable unless she has strong and covert Islamist sympathies.”

“I see the burden of Sept. 11 on a regular basis, treating brave and selfless first responders who still suffer from complex sleep disorders — including post-traumatic stress — that I specialize in treating,” Ahmed explained.

“In her dismissal of Sept. 11, Omar callously erased the deep suffering of every survivor and family I attend, and everyone else still impacted by the terrorist attacks,” she added.

“The greatest obscenity in the lie that Omar pedals is that she — along with millions of other Muslims in America — is somehow victimized,” Ahmed wrote. “Do not believe this.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

North Carolina Public Schools Cancel Classes Due to #RedforEd May Day Teachers Protest

North Carolina’s four largest public school systems have cancelled classes on May 1 because so many of their teachers are taking the day off to attend a May Day protest at the State Capitol in Raleigh.

Wake County (Raleigh) and Charlotte-Mecklenberg public schools are among those shuttering their doors on May 1. “But some districts are asking their teachers to arrange for small delegations to go to Raleigh while classes remain in session on May 1,” the Raleigh News Observer reported on Monday:…

As Breitbart News reported in February, “A well-funded and subversive leftist movement of teachers in the United States threatens to tilt the political balance nationwide in the direction of Democrats across the country as Republicans barely hang on in key states that they need to hold for President Donald Trump to win re-election and for Republicans to have a shot at retaking the House and holding onto their Senate majority.”

“This teachers union effort, called #RedforEd, has its roots in the very same socialism that President Trump vowed in his 2019 State of the Union address to stop, and it began in its current form in early 2018 in a far-flung corner of the country before spreading nationally. Its stated goals—higher teacher pay and better education conditions—are overshadowed by a more malevolent political agenda: a leftist Democrat uprising designed to flip purple or red states to blue, using the might of a significant part of the education system as its lever,” Breitbart News noted.

[Commment: This is why many of the young generation have drunk deeply form the kool-aid of socialsim/communism. Their teachers are communist whack jobs. They should be fired, not for attending May 1st, but for brainwashing the young with their America hating socialist garbage. Such people should never be allowed to teach children. Public schools are now so infected by such people that the only solution is to collapse this communist indoctrination system by having parents pull their children out of such schools en masse.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Parents Sue NYC Health Dept. Over Forced Vaccinations

Lawsuit takes city’s medical tyranny head-on

Parents in Brooklyn are teaming up to sue the New York City Health Department after it issued an emergency mandate earlier this month ordering people to vaccinate, or face a stiff fine.

In a lawsuit filed with the Kings County Supreme Court Monday, five groups of parents from the Williamsburg community who refuse to be vaccinated argue they’ve suffered “irreparable harm” from the city’s emergency order, which has caused them to be “ostracized by neighbors” and be “treated like pariahs.”

The lawsuit takes the city’s medical tyranny head-on, arguing the health department did not follow its own health code, which prescribes they issue public quarantine and isolation orders, and attempted to unjustifiably impose forced vaccinations on the population.

“More than six months after the first cases of measles reported in Williamsburg, and despite the Commissioner of Health’s failure to quarantine those infected at any time during this period, the respondents now seek to bully unvaccinated people, and particularly children, and to grandstand against religious exemptions,” the plaintiffs write.

Moreover, the lawsuit highlights the health department has not disclosed the number of patients who contracted measles post-vaccination, and cites scientific evidence showing “people who are not vaccinated with measles pose no threat to people who are vaccinated.”

One doctor cited in the lawsuit argues the current Brooklyn measles cases are not “a clear and present danger to the public health” sufficient to require a mandatory vaccine order, while others express concerns the MMR vaccine could arguably be more dangerous than the actual measles infection.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Punched Priest Believes Cross Around His Neck ‘Enraged’ Suspect

BURIEN, Wash. — From his home at the All-Merciful Saviour Monastery on Vashon Island, Abbot Tryphon told KIRO 7 about how he was suddenly attacked Tuesday morning while gassing up at the Mobil Station on Southwest 148th Street in Burien.

“I have never been hit as hard,” the Russian Orthodox priest said Wednesday. The at-large suspect “zeroed in on my cross, because when he started coming my direction, he had this look of anger.”

The leader of the Vashon monks said the man who struck him first asked, “How’s Trump?” When Abbot Tryphon answered, “I have no idea, that’s when he hit me.”

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

Students Accused of Sexual Assault Are Suing Colleges — And Winning Most of the Time

Nearly a year after having what he claimed was consensual sex and she claimed was assault, the two Aquinas College students were back together, this time separated by a curtain.

For 50 minutes, they appeared in front of a panel of employees of the college in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In a 10-minute opening statement, the male student defended himself against charges he had sexually assaulted the female student. The female student offered no opening statement.

A few questions from the panel later, the hearing was done. Six days later, the male student was expelled. Ten months later, he filed a federal lawsuit. Several months after that, Aquinas settled the lawsuit. Those involved are barred from talking about the case by the agreement.

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

Trump: ‘Dirty Cops’ At FBI Paid ‘Fake Dossier Author’ Steele

“The Witch Hunt has been a total fraud on your President and the American people!”

President Trump slammed the FBI in a tweet Wednesday, stating that the intelligence agency conspired against his presidential campaign.

Trump addressed the ‘fake’ dossier authored by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, which was funded in part by Fusion GPS, a political intelligence firm working for the DNC, calling it a “total fraud on your President and the American people!”

He also took aim at “Crooked Hillary” noting that eleven payments were made to the former to British spy Steele by the FBI in 2016.

The president tagged conservative news outlet OANN, which reported on the details on Tuesday. Watchdog Judicial Watch previously obtained documents which show the payments were made. The details relating to each payment were heavily redacted.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Video: Tucker Carlson Defends Joe Rogan Against Leftist Thought Police

Fox News host goes after Soros organization for attacking Rogan

Tucker Carlson called out Media Matters for having chosen Joe Rogan as their latest target as they continue the march of leftist censorship.

Alex Jones exposes the tyranny of those who seek to control free speech online.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

After Notre Dame Cathedral Fire, Muslim Politician “Jokes” About Burning Down Montreal Church

On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, I reported on a story that the entire English-Canadian media decided to ignore: A far-left Islamic politician in Quebec joking about burning down a church in Montreal.

Eve Torres — who wears a hijab, ran for the left-wing Quebec Solidaire Party, and is a public affairs spokesman for the Islamist National Council of Canadian Muslims — made a threat.

Or a joke. That’s what she said it was.

This story first appeared in French, in Le Press, the paper of record in Montreal. To date, not a single media outlet in English Canada has reported on it.

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

A Fire Expert Explains Why Historic Buildings Like Notre-Dame Cathedral Burn So Easily

A fire ravaged the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday, knocking down its iconic spire. Business Insider brought a fire expert into its studios, who explained that old buildings like the cathedral have several features that make them vulnerable to fire — especially during renovation.

Following is a transcript of the video.

Christopher Marrion: When you start looking at fires in historic buildings, a number of common themes start to come through. One is looking at the combustible materials and the interior finishes and the overall structure being of combustible materials.

Then getting into potentially limited detection systems and being able to alert the emergency responders and delays with regards to that. Limits in terms of fire separations and compartmentation. Limited or even no automatic suppression system, such as sprinklers or water mist systems or anything like that, as well as then just giving them access to the site and being able to get close to the building and having the resources from water to having standpipes to having enclosed stairways that they can be working out of.

You know, taking one of those things out of that is challenging. But then when you kind of line all of these up together it creates a lot of challenges for firefighters to really, you know, be able to protect these buildings.

Hi, my name is Chris Marrion. I am a fire and disaster management consultant.

In terms of, yes, fires in historic buildings and structures, they are fairly common — not just in terms of there being a fire, but overall the extent of damage that then results once a fire does get started.

[Comment: All this says is that old buildings burn quickly because of the materials they are built with. Duh!]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

A Priest Saved ‘The Body of Christ’ From Notre Dame, And NY Times Thought He Meant a Statue

I was intrigued today by the mystery of a small Jesus statue that features prominently in a New York Times story on Father Jean-Marc Fournier, the Paris Fire Department chaplain who risked his life to save many of Notre Dame cathedral’s prized relics. “I had two priorities: to save the crown of thorns and a statue of Jesus,” Father Fournier supposedly said.

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

As Notre Dame Burns, European Churches Are Vandalized, Defecated on, & Torched “Every Day”

In France, two churches are desecrated every day on average. According to PI-News, a German news site, 1,063 attacks on Christian churches or symbols (crucifixes, icons, statues) were registered in France in 2018. This represents a 17% increase compared to the previous year (2017), when 878 attacks were registered— meaning that such attacks are only going from bad to worse.

Among some of the recent desecrations in France, the following took place in just February and March:

Vandals plundered Notre-Dame des Enfants Church in Nîmes and used human excrement to draw a cross there; consecrated bread was found thrown outside among garbage.

The Saint-Nicolas Church in Houilles was vandalized on three separate occasions in February; a 19th century statue of the Virgin Mary, regarded as “irreparable,” was “completely pulverized,” said a clergyman; and a hanging cross was thrown to the floor.

Vandals desecrated and smashed crosses and statues at Saint-Alain Cathedral in Lavaur, and mangled the arms of a statue of a crucified Christ in a mocking manner. In addition, an altar cloth was burned.

Arsonists torched the Church of St. Sulpice in Paris soon after midday mass on Sunday, March 17.

Similar reports are coming out of Germany. Four separate churches were vandalized and/or torched in March alone. “In this country,” PI-News explained, “there is a creeping war against everything that symbolizes Christianity: attacks on mountain-summit crosses, on sacred statues by the wayside, on churches… and recently also on cemeteries.”

Who is primarily behind these ongoing and increasing attacks on churches in Europe? The same German report offers a hint:

“Crosses are broken, altars smashed, Bibles set on fire, baptismal fonts overturned, and the church doors smeared with Islamic expressions like ‘Allahu Akbar.’“

Another German report from November 11, 2017 noted that in the Alps and Bavaria alone, around 200 churches were attacked and many crosses broken:…

In virtually every instance of church attacks, authorities and media obfuscate the identity of the vandals. In those rare instances when the Muslim (or “migrant”) identity of the destroyers is leaked, the perpetrators are then presented as suffering from mental health issues. As the recent PI-News report says:

“Hardly anyone writes and speaks about the increasing attacks on Christian symbols. There is an eloquent silence in both France and Germany about the scandal of the desecrations and the origin of the perpetrators… Not a word, not even the slightest hint that could in anyway lead to the suspicion of migrants… It is not the perpetrators who are in danger of being ostracized, but those who dare to associate the desecration of Christian symbols with immigrant imports. They are accused of hatred, hate speech and racism.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Attempted Murder Doubles in Just a Decade in Crime Wave UK

Attempted murder has almost doubled across England and Wales over the last decade, according to a new statistical analysis.

The homicide rate over the past ten years, which includes murder and manslaughter, has increased by some 16 percent, but last month the Chief Constable for the police force for the West Midlands, Dave Thompson, warned MPs that the increase would likely be even higher if emergency trauma care had not “significantly improved” in the intervening years.

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

Corbyn Laments Brexit Talks Could Collapse Because Govt Wants Trump Trade Deal

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that his negotiations with the Conservatives to push for a super-soft Brexit are at risk of crumbling because government ministers want a trade deal with the United States.

After Theresa May’s Brexit deal was voted down for the third time in the House of Commons, the prime minister decided to hold talks with the Opposition in an attempt to break the impasse, a move criticised by Brexiteers who accused her of “subcontracting” Brexit to “known Marxist” Jeremy Corbyn.

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

EU Vice-President Timmermans: UK Should ‘Cool Down and Rethink’ Brexit

Britain should use the six-month delay before Brexit to “cool down” and reverse its decision to leave the EU, Frans Timmermans has said.

The globalist vice-president of the European Commission — who recently declared that uniting Europe with Africa was “a matter of destiny” — expressed hope that Britain would use the time before its delayed Brexit departure date of October 31st to decide to stay in the bloc.

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

France: Statue of Virgin Mary Decapitated

A statue of the Virgin Mary was decapitated in a small French village yesterday, the latest in a deluge of anti-Christian attacks in France which numbered almost 900 in 2018 alone.

The statue, located in the commune of Marlhes, was beheaded despite being made of cast iron with metal reinforcements.

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

Fury Over Plans to Replace Notre Dame’s Iconic Spire With Modern Architecture, As French Politicians Declare: ‘Stop This Madness!’

Conservative French politicians expressed concern Thursday about the prospect of modern architecture being added to Notre-Dame cathedral after the government invited design proposals for a new roof and spire.

Politicians from France’s right-wing Republicans and far-right National Rally (RN) party called on the government to restore the cathedral exactly as it was before the devastating fire broke out on Monday evening.

French President Emmanuel Macron has set a five-year target for the reconstruction to be completed and has said ‘an element of modern architecture could be imagined.’

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Investigators Believe Notre Dame Fire Was Started by Electrical Short-Circuit

With much of the internet still buzzing over the cause of the devastating Notre Dame fire, a French judicial police official said investigators think an electrical short-circuit was the most likely cause behind the Cathedral inferno.

The official, who according to the AP spoke anonymously about the ongoing investigation, said investigators still don’t have the green light to work in the cathedral and search in the rubble for safety reasons. He told The Associated Press the monument is still being consolidated with wooden planks to support some fragile parts of the walls.

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ISIS-Linked Jihadists Warn of Future Terror Attack on Notre Dame in Online Poster Saying: “Wait for the Next”

A jihadist media group linked to ISIS has published a menacing image of Notre Dame in flames once more, warning: ‘Wait for the next’.

The extremist group shared the graphic showing flames in front of the Paris cathedral’s bell towers, which survived Monday’s blaze.

There is no indication that the fire was linked to terror but ISIS fanatics have revelled in the damage to the 850-year-old landmark, a symbol of Western civilisation, just days before Easter.

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Notre Dame Firefighters Saved Cathedral Half an Hour Before Collapse — After Staff Took 23 Mins to Find Blaze When Alarm Went Off

The rampaging inferno which destroyed the 850-year-old church’s Gothic roof and iconic spire was only found after the second fire alarm was sounded

Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said that workers were unable to find the rampaging fire after an alarm sounded at 6.20pm on Monday. It was only when a second alert sounded at 6.43pm that the blaze was discovered on the Gothic roof.

As the flames were finally extinguished after eight hours’ destruction, prosecutors in Paris began a criminal investigation into the cause of the raging inferno.

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Notre Dame Fire: Cause of Devastating Blaze Revealed by French Police

THE cause of the catastrophic Notre Dame fire has been identified by investigators, a police official has said.

The historic building went up in flames on Monday evening, losing its iconic spire in the blaze. Investigators have now revealed an electrical short-circuit was the most likely cause of the disaster. More than 400 firefighters worked throughout the night on Monday to bring the blaze under control.

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Spain’s Anti-Immigration Vox Party Banned From Televised Debate

Spain’s far-right Vox party has been banned from a televised debate leading up to the general elections. The April 23 debate is the only debate scheduled before the April 28 elections.

The anti-immigration party was banned from the debate following a ruling from the electoral commission. The commission argued that Vox’s inclusion was not “proportional” because the party currently holds no seats in the national parliament.

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Spain Heading Into Its Most Uncertain Polls in History

MADRID — Political parties in Spain have kicked off their campaigns with mutual accusations ahead of general elections on April 28, which could produce unexpected results.

Parties are looking for ways to persuade a high percentage of undecided voters — 41% according to polls.

While right-wing political parties are highlighting the Catalonia independence problem, the left wing is highlighting the rising right-wing threat.

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Stunning Aerial Footage Shows Scale of Destruction to Notre Dame

Beneath the light rain that greeted a sleepless Parisian dawn yesterday, there was one over-riding emotion: That some sort of miracle had occurred in the early hours as it transpired one of the world’s greatest medieval buildings had survived wholesale destruction.

The near-cataclysmic fire which had raged through the Cathedral of Notre Dame for eight hours during the night had finally been brought under control and smothered by first light.

Notre Dame has, without doubt, been horribly damaged. France, along with much of the world, has been deeply shocked at the near-demise of ‘Our Lady of Paris’. Yesterday evening, fresh images of the wreckage were released showing the aisle piled high with charred and twisted timbers…

‘We have so much to rebuild,’ Macron said in a televised address to the nation. ‘We will rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral even more beautifully. We can do it, and once again, we will mobilize (to do so).’

[Comment: “EVEN MORE beautifully”? To whom? Globalist architects? This implies a new modern design. Perhaps Macron wants one that will suit the coming antichrist and the new one world religion. Why not rebuild the beautiful Notre Dame EXACTLY as it was?]

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The Video Authorities Don’t Want You to See: Mystery Person & Flash of Light Before Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

If it had only been a singular incident involving a Catholic church in France the burning of one of the most well known human monuments to all of Christianity could be understandably classified as an unfortunate accident during recent renovation work. Given that more than a thousand French churches across the country have been vandalized in recent years, though, more and more French (and others) are wondering if the Notre Dame fire wasn’t something far more sinister. Just released video of what appears to be someone moving inside the cathedral followed by a flash of light allegedly right before the fire started will do nothing to lessen those suspicions. If this was an act of vandalism and not an accident then hopefully the perpetrator(s) will soon be caught and brought to justice.

Here is that video which is now going viral all across the world:

[Comment: Download the video and judge for yourself, before it is scrubbed from the net. He is standing on the section of the roof gutted by fire. At first I thought it was the flash of a camera, but looking closer it looks like he started a large flare (certainly larger than a road side flare to be so bright at that distance) and dropped it in the building. Add to that, that this person is standing right where the fire started in the roof, it is easy to see that this was arson. Period.]

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UK: Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion (abbreviated as XR) is a socio-political movement which intends to utilise nonviolent resistance to avert climate breakdown, halt biodiversity loss, and minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse.

Extinction Rebellion was established in the United Kingdom in May 2018 with about one hundred academics signing a call to action in support in October 2018, and launched at the end of October by Roger Hallam, Gail Bradbrook, Simon Bramwell, and other activists from the campaign group Rising Up! In November 2018 various acts of civil disobedience were carried out in London. A large number of activists in the movement have pledged to be arrested and go to prison, similar to the mass arrest tactics of the Committee of 100 in 1961.

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UK: Gulf War Vet Flies Union Jack on His Property, Neighbors Complain, Demand it be Removed

A Gulf War veteran in the United Kingdom decided to show his patriotism by flying the Union Jack flag on his own property, only to be immediately deluged with complaints by neighbors.

Father of two Andrew Smith said he put the flag up at his home in Nottingham because, “I’m a patriotic person, I like people to know that I’m proud of the United Kingdom.”

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UK: Sajid Javid Urges Police to Use ‘Full Force of the Law’ Against Climate Change Protesters

Sajid Javid has told police that they must take a “firm line” with climate change protesters and warned that “no one should be allowed to break the law without consequence”.

The Home Secretary said that he “totally condemns” Extinction Rebellion protesters who are breaking the law by disrupting central London.

It came as a senior police chief has criticised officers who were filmed dancing with climate change protesters at Oxford Circus, as she described their behaviour as “unacceptable”.

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UK: The Extinction Rebellion Leaders: Jet-Setter Robin Boardman, A Buddhist Teacher and a Yoga Instructor

A leading Extinction Rebellion activist who said that “air travel should only be used in emergencies” lives a jet-set lifestyle, taking skiing holidays, visiting global landmarks and enjoying walks along palm-tree lined paths.

Robin Boardman-Pattinson walked out of a television interview after being branded “incompetent, middle-class and self indulgent” by Sky’s Adam Boulton, but The Telegraph can reveal that climate change is not the only cause which he fights for.

The 21-year-old is a serial protestor, who has railed against Dominos Pizza, Bristol Magistrates court, Toby Young and Bromley Council.

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Vatican Offers Technical Know-How to Help Rebuild Notre-Dame

As pledges for hundreds of millions of dollars stream in to rebuild the ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Vatican said its unique contribution will be in the area of technical know-how.

“I think one of the greatest contributions the Holy See can make … will be above a technical one because we have, for example, the Vatican Museums,” Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi told reporters this week.

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Muslim Woman Burned to Death in Bangladesh for Reporting Sexual Assault

A 19-year-old Bangladeshi woman was soaked with kerosene and then lit on fire after filing a complaint against the headmaster of her Islamic school for sexual assault.

Nusrat Jahan Rafi reported that on March 27, the headmaster of her madrassa, Siraj-Ud-Daula, called her into his office and touched her several times in a sexual manner, at which point she fled from the office.

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North Korea Tests ‘Tactical’ Weapon, Report Says

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected and directed a “new tactical guided weapons firing test” Wednesday, according to a report from the country’s state media.

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The World’s Hypocritical Silence as China Imprisons Its Ethnic Muslims En Masse

Imagine the reaction in the global Muslim community if a western nation imprisoned hundreds of thousands of Muslims solely for being Muslim and subjected them to torture, “re-education” that amounts to treating their religious faith as a pathological mental illness, forcefully separating parents and children, incarcerating the children in state-run orphanages, and on and on in a ruthlessly efficient Nazi-like systemic oppression.

The Muslim “street” would erupt in mass protests, burning flags and calling for the downfall of The Great Satan, and the Muslim nations would cancel energy and trade contracts and lodge diplomatic protests.

But the global Muslim community, and indeed, the entire global community, is strangely silent as China pursues a high-tech suppression of its ethnic Muslims. This silence might be the one thing Tehran, Moscow and Washington have in common: a complete and utter disregard for China’s Muslim-only gulags.

[Comment: Globalists are quiet since they are taking notes. They seek to implement the same gulag on patriots and nationalists of respective countries and are watching carefully how China manages the logistics.]

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Daylight Doorstep Execution Attempt: Masked Gunman Fires Shots at a Family Man Before Fleeing in a Stolen Mercedes in ‘Gang-Related’ Attack

Terrifying footage showing a masked gunman opening fire on a man as he walked into his family home in Sydney’s west before fleeing in a stolen Mercedes has been released by police.

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‘It Wasn’t on Purpose’: Woman, 23, Filmed Kicking a Pensioner Blames the Sickening Attack on an ‘Epileptic Fit’ — as it’s Revealed She Was on Bail at Time of Incident

Cori Glencross, 23, allegedly attacked the unnamed woman at a bus top outside a shopping centre in Geelong, Victoria on Tuesday afternoon.

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Muslim Sect Leaders Shout and Heckle as They Are Fined $100,000 for Illegally Clearing Land to Build a Religious Compound

Mustapha and Diaa Kara-Ali were told to stop work on the bushland hideaway at Colo in the Hawkesbury region, north-west of Sydney in August last year but instead built unauthorised structures.

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Revealed: Australia is the Safest Country in the World for Women — As Major European Cities Such as London and Paris Slide Down the List

Australia has been ranked the safest country in the world for women for the second year running.

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Stunned Father Films Group of Asian Shoppers Jamming 30 Tins of Baby Formula Into a Car Boot — Despite Woolworth’s Two-Can Purchase Limit

A father-of-one filmed the video on April 16 observing four people putting the tins of baby formula into a car after leaving Hurstville Woolworths, in Sydney’s south.

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Sydney’s Renting Crisis Summed up in One Room: Couple Advertise ‘Pop Up Bedroom’ Inside Their Own Living Room for $185 a Week

For only $185 a week, one renter will get to live in an improvised bedroom at a Castlereagh Street apartment in Sydney’s CBD.

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Top New Zealand University Cancels Graduation Celebrations Over Fears Students Could be Targeted by Terrorists in the Wake of Christchurch Attack

Rising concerns of copycat terror attacks in the months following the Christchurch shooting has forced the Vice Chancellor to cancel the university’s tradition.

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Unemployed Vegan and Accused Ringleader Behind the Theft of a $1,500 Calf and a Dead Piglet From Australian Farms is Likely to Spend the Night in Jail

James Warden fronted Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday, charged with three counts of trespass, and two counts each of stealing and aggravated burglary.

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World’s Fattest Parrot — The Critically Endangered Kakapo — Has Had a Record Breeding Season ‘Thanks to Climate Change’

The world’s fattest parrot, the critically endangered kakapo, has enjoyed a record breaking breeding season, New Zealand scientists said on Thursday.

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Youth Armed With a Knife and an Axe Brawl on a University Basketball Court ‘Over a Girl’ — As a Good Samaritan Who Tried to Stop the Fight is Bashed and a Teenage Girl Slashed in the Neck

A teenage girl had her throat slashed and a good Samaritan brutally bashed during a wild brawl between youths in Melbourne which a witness said started over a girl.

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This New Species of Ancient Carnivore Was Bigger Than a Polar Bear

The handful of mysterious fossils sat unstudied for decades, tucked safely in a drawer at the Nairobi National Museum in Kenya. But now, analysis of the ancient remains has revealed that they belonged to a giant meat-eating mammal larger than a polar bear, a newly described species that’s been dubbed Simbakubwa kutokaafrika.

Reported this week in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, the powerful predator prowled the Earth some 22 million years ago. Although Simbakubwa translates to “big lion” in Swahili, this behemoth was not a big cat. Instead, it is the oldest known member in a group of extinct mammals called hyaenodonts, so named due to their dental resemblance to hyenas, even though the groups are also unrelated.

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Ecuador Has Been Hit by 40 Million Cyber Attacks Since Assange’s Arrest

The government of Ecuador claims that the country has come under a broad and concerted cyber attack, with approximately 40 million attempts to compromise web portals connected to public institutions ever since the controversial decision to allow UK police to forcibly remove Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from their London Embassy.

Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technologies Patricio Real told reporters that the wave of attacks began shortly after last Thursday’s arrest of Assange by British authorities. Real said that the attacks “principally come from the United States, Brazil, Holland, Germany, Romania, France, Austria and the United Kingdom, and also from here, from our territory.”

On April 11, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno revoked the diplomatic asylum extended to Asange by the South American nation in 2012. In a legally dubious move, Quito also revoked the Ecuadorian nationality granted to Assange in 2017.

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Venezuela: Garbage Trucks Being Used to Transport People to Hospital

A video out of Venezuela highlights how sick people are being transported to hospitals in garbage trucks.

“There are no ambulances in Venezuela,” states the man filming the video, as an injured person is seen in the back of the truck.

“A garbage truck transporting a wounded person — this only happens in Venezuela,” he adds.

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(Watch) Daily Caller Asks Sanctuary City Supporters if They’ll House Immigrants

The Daily Caller went to Barack Obama’s neighborhood to ask if Sanctuary City supporters to ask if they’d house immigrants.

Last week, The Rebel asked eagers Canadians the same question, who agreed… until they met “Mo.”

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Ann Coulter Says She Would Vote for Bernie Sanders — If He ‘Went Back’ to Immigration Stance

In a preview of an interview on PBS’ “Firing Line With Margaret Hoover” that is scheduled to air Friday, Coulter said she might back the Vermont senator’s 2020 presidential bid because of his past opposition to immigration legislation that he feared would drive down wages for American workers.

“If he went back to his original position, which is the pro-blue-collar position. I mean, it totally makes sense with him,” she said.

“At a time when the middle class is shrinking, the last thing we need is to bring — over a period of years — millions of people into this country who are prepared to lower wages for American workers,” Sanders said at the time. He also said America had a “very serious immigration problem” and that “our border is very porous.”

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Austria Warns of New Massive Migration Wave to Europe This Spring

Austrian Interior Minister Herbert Kickl recently sent a letter to the EU commission, warning of a renewed migrant crisis and calling for immediate preventative measures to be taken.

He cited that a huge number of migrants from Turkey will be heading to Europe once the weather improves.

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Calgary Groups Look for Solutions After Syrian Girl, 9, Dies by Suicide

Parents say Amal Alshteiwi took her own life after being bullied for months

The suicide of a nine-year-old Syrian girl last month has organizations in Calgary scrutinizing their many services for newcomers, in hopes of preventing future tragedies.

Amal Alshteiwi’s family told CBC News the girl took her own life after bullying at her northeast school went unrecognized, unchecked and unreported for around six months.

Friends of the family say that could be because concerns raised with the school were lost in translation, and much of the bullying was done in Arabic, so went unnoticed by English-speaking staff.

[Comment: Note that most of the bullying came from Arabic speaking children, that is: other Mid-Eastern immigrants]

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Eight Iranian Migrants Including Two Young Children Are Picked Up in a Small Boat in the English Channel Taking the Number Recovered to 29 in Two Weeks

A group of eight migrants were picked up in a small boat in the English Channel today.

The migrants, who all claimed to be Iranian, were found by Border Force officers off the coast of Dover, Kent, at 4am.

The discovery takes the number of migrants recovered from the English Channel to 29 in two weeks.

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If You Are White, You Won’t be Allowed to be a Nationalist

Henrik is joined by Tim Murdock AKA Horus The Avenger from White Rabbit Radio to discuss some of the recent outrageous censorship on social media and attacks on people discussing public issues like immigration, nationalism and globalization. Facebook recently announced that they will ban “White Nationalism” and “Separatism,” without offering any clear definition of these terms. Several organizations and individuals have already been axed from the dying boomer-ridden platform run by the thief Mark Zuckerberg. We also discuss how YouTube is transforming with censorship and an increasing number of public issues that are not allowed to be addressed on the platform. We also talk about Jerry Nadler’s upcoming House Judiciary Committee hearing on the “threat of White Nationalism.”

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Kent Boat Migrants: Man Charged After 27 Migrants Cross Channel

A 31-year-old man has been charged with an immigration offence over the arrival of 27 migrants who crossed the Channel in two dinghies.

Sarbast Mohammad Hama, of no fixed abode, is charged with conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration.

The allegations relate to two boats, one on Christmas Day 2018 and another on 27 March, which were intercepted by Border Force off the Kent coast.

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Population Replacement in Denmark: Can Those Responsible be Tried for Treason?

Kim Eriksen from Denmark joins Henrik to talk about how those responsible for population replacement in Denmark could be tried for treason.

Eriksen has a bachelor in Mathematics and Music. Kim works as a pianist in Denmark and is married with 3 children. He is the founder of landsforraederi.dk (still under construction) and is seeking to bring awareness to a law instituted to hold treasonous representatives accountable. Could such a law be used against those Danish representatives that are responsible for the ongoing population replacement in Denmark?

A video version of this show is available here.

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Salvini: “I Decide on Migrant Landings — Italians Pay Me to Defend Them and I Am Doing it”

Italy’s Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said that he has the authority to decide on migrant landings.

“The interior minister has national authority over public security and must authorize landings”, Salvini, who is the League party’s leader, told State broadcaster Radio1.

“I have all the authority to decide.”

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‘That’s Why We’re Here’: Central American Migrants Say Media Lured Them to US

Migrants from Latin America who were recently detained near the US border, have admitted that local newspaper advertisements lured them into attempting to reach the US, pledging job opportunities and free assistance from US authorities.

“The whole world knows, they put it in the news. They tell us everywhere if you come to the United States, they’ll help you,” a Honduran woman, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told a CBS TV news affiliate.

She was echoed by an unnamed Guatemalan pastor, who confirmed in an interview with CBS 4 that “we’ve been told that, we read it in our newspapers”.

“That’s why we’re here”, the pastor, who was apprehended in the Rio Grande valley area, added, referring to numerous ads in Central American countries promising locals jobs and free support from the US government if they reach the border.

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Canada: New Gay Rights Coin Divides LGBT Community — And Outrages Social Conservatives

Egale Canada praises $1 coin that marks 1969 ‘turning point’ for homosexual rights

A new dollar coin designed to commemorate 50 years of homosexual rights has sparked a dual backlash — from both members of Canada’s LGBT community and from a social conservative group.

The loonie, to be launched April 23 at an invitation-only event in Toronto, will feature a stylized depiction of two overlapping human faces within a large circle, the dates 1969 and 2019, and the word “equality” in English and French. The Royal Canadian Mint is keeping tight-lipped on details until next week’s official reveal.

York University historian Tom Hooper said the coin commemorates a “myth,” since the sweeping changes to the Criminal Code introduced in 1969 — which decriminalized sexual activity between men over the age of 21 in a private setting — were modest, and police and courts continued to criminalize same-sex relations afterward.

“I feel like they’re putting this myth onto a coin. They’re stamping this coin with 1969 and right next to it ‘equality’ and there was nothing in 1969 to do with equality,” said Hooper, who studies the history of LGBT rights in Canada.

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Historic WPA Mural Featuring Only White Children Removed From Oak Park School

A Depression-era mural depicting white children playing outside in the winter was removed from Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park because school officials said it failed to represent the school’s diversity.

While some said the mural was upsetting to students of color who felt it excluded them from the school, a local historian likened the removal to a “modern-day book burning.”

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Historic Mural Removed From School Because it Only Features White Children

A historic mural dating from 1937 was removed from a middle school in Chicago because it only showed white children and failed to reflect the school’s modern day “diversity”.

The mural was taken down at Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park after the school’s “Social Justice Club” and “Diversity Committee” complained that it was upsetting to students of color.

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Invasion-of-Privacy Case Tests Limits to Investigative Reporting in California

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) — After two years of legal wrangling, a California judge will soon decide if there is enough evidence to try two anti-abortion activists who surreptitiously recorded Planned Parenthood staff supposedly arranging the sale of aborted fetal tissue, in a case some fear will hamstring journalists who go undercover to expose wrongdoing.

In 2017, state prosecutors charged Center for Medical Progress (CMP) activists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt with 15 felony counts each of invasion of privacy over the covert recordings, which they shot at abortion-industry conferences and restaurants by posing as employees of a fake fetal-tissue procurement company. The pair then posted the videos online.

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On Heels of ‘Unplanned, ‘ Dem-Majority Mi County Evicts Planned Parenthood After Locals Storm Board Meeting Planned Parenthood Now Has 90 Days to Move Out

It could be a coincidence, but probably not.

Hundreds of folks flooded a Michigan county board meeting Tuesday to demand officials shutter a Planned Parenthood facility in the wake of the eye-opening documentary Unplanned, which is currently playing in several local theaters.

The line to speak at the meeting streamed out of the building and down the sidewalk, and it appeared most who attended were against renewing a lease with Planned Parenthood at a county building in downtown Muskegon. Several toted signs that read “Evict Planned Parenthood” and “Women for Reclaiming our Health Department” as commissioners listened to more than four hours of public comments, Fox 17 reports.

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The Internet of Thoughts is Coming

Before the century is out, advances in nanotechnology, nanomedicine, AI, and computation will result in the development of a “Human Brain/Cloud Interface” (B/CI), that connects neurons and synapses in the brain to vast cloud-computing networks in real time.

That’s the prediction of a large international team of neurosurgeons, roboticists, and nanotechnologists, writing in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience.

A Human Brain/Cloud Interface, sometimes dubbed the “internet of thoughts”, theoretically links brains and cloud-based data storage through the intercession of nanobots positioned at strategically useful neuronal junctions.

[Comment: What could possibly go wrong? Am reminded of BORG from Star Trek: The Next Generation TV show.]

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4 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/18/2019

  1. In Russian there is the word “чурка” (churka – chock?), it has many meanings, one of them is something like the Serbian “kebab” and in common denotes people who come from Central Asia and the Caucasus. Now this word has become extremist.
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    Russian woman, mother of five, was convicted and recorded in the terrorists for commenting on the social network.

    It clarifies that last May, a 29-year-old Russian woman emotionally commented on the news that in the Rostov region a 22-year-old drunk man had entered a private house and tried to rape an 11-year-old girl. According to the prosecution, her record contained an appeal to destroy people of a particular nationality.

    The appeals were “addressed to an indefinite circle of people – natives of the North Caucasus region and Central Asia,” said Tatiana Vasilchenko, a senior assistant to the prosecutor of the Kola region.

    According to Potapova herself, in February of this year about 15-20 people came to her apartment with a search, “rummaged through the whole house” and took away tablets and other gadgets. The woman guessed what she was suspected of. “I honestly admitted that I didn’t hide anything. I generally forgot about this comment, ”she said.

    The mother of five children was found guilty under part 2 of Article 280 of the Criminal Code (“Public appeals for extremism”) and sentenced to one year conditionally with a probationary period of one and a half years. She was also put on the list of extremists and terrorists of Rosfinmonitoring at number 6326, and her bank account was blocked. A woman can take no more than 10 thousand rubles a month from the card where the child allowance comes.

    It clarifies that during the investigation Potapova was pregnant with the fifth child, whom she gave birth prematurely due to nervous shock.
    https://lenta.ru/news/2019/04/18/typical/
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    In the Novosibirsk Region, a 59-year-old Russian language teacher brought a criminal case on extremism because of a conflict with the mother of one of the students in the parents ’meeting.

    A citizen of Uzbekistan wrote a statement to the teacher for the fact that she called her “boorish.” The world court decided to limit punishment under the administrative article, but the prosecutor’s office appealed this decision. The prosecutor raised the testimony of witnesses and found there that the teacher called the parent also a “churka” and advised her to go home.

    Based on these words, the Investigative committee initiated a criminal case under the article “Extremism”. The teacher was listed on Rosfinmonitoring’s “List of Terrorists and Extremists” and blocked her bank accounts.
    http://www.evening-kazan.ru/news/na-uchitelnicu-zaveli-ugolovnoe-delo-i-vnesli-v-spisok-terroristov-za-to-chto-ona-nazvala-mat-uchenika-churkoy.html

  2. Catholic (of Russian-Baltic origin) writes about the atmosphere of fear in Austria and about the persecution of followers of Identitarianism.
    https://edgar-leitan.livejournal.com/344658.html

    …Apparently, indeed, the democratic experiment, recognized by the globalists as dangerous and unpredictable, is consistently curtailed in absolutely all European countries. This is indeed the situation when there is simply nowhere to “dump” more, because everywhere is about the same thing. In the States, in Canada, in Avstalia and New Zealand … It remains to adapt, hide, be silent or firmly know that sooner or later they will plant just for politically incorrect thoughts. And then just by the order.

    In the last two or three weeks, the situation is as follows: if a person has made a money transfer-donation to the identics, at least 5 euros, he is already thrown out of work. There are specific precedents. To sympathize with the Movement, ministers officially banned working in the army and school. That is, not just “consisting” (this is not a party, there is no formal membership), but sympathetic! Persecution is not carried out in the case of specific violations of current legislation, but – for intelligence. This is what is called totalitarianism. Democracy in words, but in deeds – an increasingly ferocious ideological monitoring and persecution for politically incorrect attitudes. And, as a result, there is a growing and growing fear, noticeable, like the first spots of leprosy on the face.

  3. re: Marc Lamparello – I have the explanation as to motive :

    As with so many young Catholics these days who have attended, all their lives, ‘Catholic’ educational institutions, he learned little but distortions about his church and faith.

    Consequently, poor Marc thought that the priest at the altar consecrates gasoline, rather than wine. His four gallons of gasoline were intended as an Easter donation to help the diocese defray its extra Easter expenses. That’s it … has to be.

    This is what comes from Modernist Catholic ‘higher’ education in our generation – confusion and heresy. And the remedy is not to get another advanced degree in ‘Philosophy’.

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