Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/14/2019

A policeman in Texas got into an altercation with a woman, and then shot her dead after she managed to acquire his taser. Just before the officer fired, the woman shouted, “I’m pregnant!” Later forensic tests on her body showed that she was not in fact pregnant. The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

In other news, Tommy Robinson will face yet another contempt trial in July for his livestreaming last year.

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Thanks to Dean, Dora, JD, Reader from Chicago, RL, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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USA
» 2020 Democrats— Socialists Every One of Them
» Accused North Suburban Terrorists Say Feds Entrapped Them in Jihadist Scheme
» Anthony Weiner Gets Sprung (From Halfway House)
» Apple’s Attempt to Build Fascist Techno Cult is Failing
» Barr Assigns US Attorney in Connecticut to Look Into Government Surveillance Involving Trump Campaign: Source
» Bayer Ordered to Pay $2 Billion in Roundup Damages; Admits Spying on Influential Europeans
» Bill Nye: It’s Time to Realize ‘The Planet is on F***ing Fire!’
» Body of a Florida Woman Missing for Five Years is Found Inside a Freezer Dumped at Scrap Metal Merchant’s From a Man’s Apartment When He Died in February
» California Woman, 63, Who Was Brutally Beaten to Death With an Electric Scooter and Was Known as the ‘Neighborhood Babysitter’
» Climate Lawsuits Have Cities Seeing Green
» Democrat Rep Rashida Tlaib: Thinking About the Holocaust Gave Me “Kind of a Calming Feeling”
» Experts Warn WhatsApp Update May Not be Enough to Protect Users From Cyber-Criminals Using Surveillance Software as Pressure Grows on Mark Zuckerberg to Intervene
» Five U.S. Abuse Victims Sue Vatican to Release Names of Predator Priests
» Google’s Bias Exposed Again: Extreme Left-Leaning Non-Objective Algorithms
» Hilarious! Watch Trump Supporters Brilliantly Bust Up De Blasio Rally for the ‘Green New Deal’
» Hillary Clinton Gave 3 Million Children HIV on Purpose
» Is the USA Losing the War to Islamic Ideology?
» John Yoo: Democrats Should be “Quite Worried” With AG Barr’s Appointment of U.S. Attorney
» Judgment Day Coming for Democrats
» Kirsten Gillibrand Wants to Ban Firearm Devices That Are Already Illegal
» MAGA vs. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce
» Mini AOC is Back! Her Sequel is So Side-Splittingly Funny You’ll Want to Watch it More Than Once [Video]
» Mom, 29, Was Separated From Her Newborn Son Because a Poppy Seed Bagel She Ate Hours Before Going Into Labor Caused Her to Test Positive for Opiates
» Obama Official Admits Chemtrails Are Real
» Police, FBI, Raid San Francisco-Based Journalist’s Home for Protecting Source
» Project Due Diligence One Year in: Educating Engineers Across the U.S. About 9/11
» Rashida Tlaib to Seth Meyers: ‘Racist Idiots’ Took My Holocaust Comments Out of Context
» School District in Washington State Caught Giving Muslim Students “Special Privileges” And Teaching Lessons on Ramadan
» Senate Confirms 3 to Board of Export-Import Bank, Reviving Agency
» The American Right and Duty to Bear Arms
» The Beginning of the End of American Journalism Was the Lewinski Scandal
» The Democrats and Stealth Jihad
» Woman Shot and Killed in Texas Yelled ‘I’m Pregnant’ Before Officer Opened Fire
» WordPress.Com Took Down Jon Rappoport’s Blog
 
Europe and the EU
» Angela Merkel’s Plane is Dented by Over-Eager Fan Who Left the Handbrake Off Her Van
» EU Election Bombshell: Farage Brexit Party Soars as Voters ‘Send Message to Westminster’
» European Elections: Hungary’s Orban on Le Pen Alliance — ‘She’s a Red Line’
» Ezra Levant: Police Are “Deplatforming Conservatives” Like Tommy Robinson
» Facebook Bans Italian Populist Pages Ahead of EU Elections
» German Regions to Ban Knives in Public Places Due to Explosion in Attacks
» Italy’s Populist Salvini Tells ‘Fascist’ Far Left: Get a Job!
» Nineteen Eighty-Four Turns 70 Years Old in a World That Looks a Lot Like the Book
» Progressive-Left Teaching Methods Behind Surging Discipline Problems in UK Schools — Govt Expert
» Rising Inequality in Britain Risks Putting Country on a Par With the US, Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Warns
» Salvini Warns of ‘Islamic State’ If Populists Do Not Win Across Europe
» Stabbings and Confrontations by Hundreds of Violent Africans in Portuguese Seaside
» Sweden Reopens 9-Year Old Rape Investigation Against Julian Assange; Seeks His Extradition
» Tory-Brexit Party Alliance Urged After Polling Surge
» UK: Breaking: Tommy Robinson to Face New Contempt Trial for Livestreaming
» UK: Brexit Leader Farage Warns Anger at Establishment Betrayal Putting People Off Voting
» UK: Two Years After Islamic Terror Attack, Ad for Islamic Group With Alleged Terror Ties Appears on Side of Manchester Arena
» Video: German Leftists Applaud Death Threats Against AfD
» Welcome to My Country: Princess Martha of Norway Greets Her Bisexual Shaman and ‘Twin Flame’ Lover at the Airport as it’s Revealed How He Claims to Have Come Back From the Dead and Has Hollywood Eating Out of His Hand
 
Middle East
» Iran Blamed for Attack on Saudi Oil Tankers — Pentagon Plan Would Send “120,000 Troops to the Middle East”
» Iran: Woman Dragged Away, Arrested for Protesting Mandatory Hijab Law
» Jihadists Bomb Christian School in Syria, Killing Four Children
» Mystery Deepens in ‘Sabotage’ Of Oil Tankers in Persian Gulf
» World War 3? A Top Iranian Official Taunts Trump: “They Are Not Ready for a War, Specially When Israel is Within Our Range”
 
South Asia
» Muslim Man is Hacked to Death by an Angry Mob in Sri Lanka in Reprisals Following Easter Sunday Attacks Which Have Forced Nationwide Curfew
» Sri Lankan Suicide Bomber ‘Was Radicalised by Notorious Hate Preacher Anjem Choudary While in London’
» UK-Educated Software Engineer Who Was Under Surveillance by Indian Security Services for Links to ISIS ‘Provided Technical Assistance to Sri Lanka Bombers’
 
Far East
» Chinese Officials Announce Demolition of Underground Parish Church
» ‘No More!’ Trump Keeps Up Anti-China Twitter Rants Claiming U.S. Is Done Being the World’s ‘Piggy Bank’ As He Slams Xi’s Team for Backing Out of Trade Deal and Says He’ll Bail Out Farmers With Tariff Money if Necessary
» Pete Buttigieg: China One of the ‘Most Strategic Countries Ever’
 
Australia — Pacific
» China’s “Social Credit” Dystopia Comes to Australia in Guise of “Smart City”
» Jacinda Ardern and Emmanuel Macron Will Pressure World Leaders and Tech Companies to Sign Up to ‘Christchurch Call’ To Ban Violent, Extremist Content at G7 Summit Tomorrow
» Wild Westfield: Two Girls Knifed in 30-Youth Brawl as Violence Escalates at ‘Australia’s Most Dangerous Shopping Centre’ And MPs Call for Thugs to be Deported to End ‘Out of Control’ Crime
 
Latin America
» “Glass Frog”: New See-Through Frog Species Discovered in Colombia
 
Immigration
» Armed Patriots Vow Continued Patrols as Monthly Border Crossings Reach 100,000
» Austria: Media Outrage Over Plans to Require Asylum Seekers Integrate, ‘Show Gratitude’
» Brexit Boom: Bosses Offering Higher Pay, Better Hours as EU Migration Falls
» Former DHS Officials Blocked Trump Plan to Arrest Thousands of Migrants Before Being Ousted: Report
» German Politician Slams Mild Ruling for Migrant Gang’s Violent Rampage
» Harvard ‘UndocuGraduation’ For Illegal Immigrants Features Previously Arrested Prof
» ICE Busts Massive Marriage Fraud Ring, Nearly 100 People Charged
» Italy “Declares War on NGOs” — Will Fine Boats for Rescuing Immigrants
» Repatriation: Italy to Create Fund to Incentivise Illegals Returning to Home Nations
 
Culture Wars
» BuzzFeed Publishes Hit Piece Against, Tries to Deplatform 14-Year-Old Girl
» Conservatives Urge White House to Oppose Democrats’ Equality Act
» Gay, Liberal Atheist Stephen Fry Labeled a “White Supremacist” For Using the OK Hand Sign
» Hundreds Protest Pennsylvania Lawmaker’s Attempts to Intimidate Pro-Lifers
» Irish Government Health Body Tells Women to Flush Their Aborted Babies Down the Toilet
» Students Demand ‘Complete Removal’ of Professor Even After the School Cleared Him of Racist Behavior
» U. Of Toronto Psychiatry Prof Suspended by Twitter for Saying Transgenderism is a ‘Mental Disorder’
 

2020 Democrats— Socialists Every One of Them

Knowing why Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders is—for a second time in the Democrat Primary race—is knowing down to a ‘t’ what the Democrat Party is really all about: power and control by any means possible, because for Socialists the end always justifies the means.

For the second time in recent election history, the Democrat Party is out there trying to pull a fast one on the masses.

Being aware of this is everything.

If Bernie Sanders wasn’t a Democrat primary presidential hopeful could the mainstream and social media present fellow contender Joe Biden 30 points ahead in the polls? (The Hill)

Why is no one asking how it is that this soured-on-life, old socialist keeps cropping up in Democrat primaries?

It’s because Bernie Sanders is a two-time, deliberate Democrat plant.

“The key to understanding how socialists posing as ‘progressives’ are trying to take over Election 2020 is understanding exactly who Senator Bernie Sanders really is. (Canada Free Press, Feb. 25, 2019)

[Comment: Bernie is shoved out in front to make the others look “moderate” — don’t belive it, they are all socialists. The Democrat Party is The Communsit Party.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Accused North Suburban Terrorists Say Feds Entrapped Them in Jihadist Scheme

Two years after their arrest on federal terrorism charges and now two weeks before trial, two Zion men are claiming that the government entrapped them into committing crimes.

Joseph D. “Yusuf Abdulhaqq” Jones and Edward “Abdul Wali” Schimenti were charged in April 2017 with conspiring to support ISIS and plotting an attack on the Great Lakes Naval Base.

They are scheduled to go on trial May 28 in Chicago but, in newly filed court records obtained by the ABC7 I-Team, the men are firing back at the FBI claiming they were entrapped in a scheme engineered by federal agents.

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

Anthony Weiner Gets Sprung (From Halfway House)

It seems like only yesterday that Anthony Weiner was a liberal icon. He was a Democratic Party attack dog who was unafraid to say anything, at any volume level, as long as it made trouble for the Republicans. His righteous indignation was legendary.

About a year after that outburst, Weiner got caught sending a picture of his penis to a woman who was not his wife. He claimed he was hacked. He even blamed Andrew Breitbart. Despite the obfuscatory efforts of comrades such as Rachel Maddow, Weiner’s sexting activities were exposed* and he resigned from Congress in disgrace. A couple of years later he decided to run for mayor of NYC, and he did surprisingly well until he got himself into even more sexting trouble. (That astonishing fiasco is recorded for posterity in the film Weiner, which is both a gripping** documentary and a masterpiece of cringe comedy.) And a few years after that, all the libs who once defended him had to watch helplessly as he went to prison for sexting with an underage girl. He was even instrumental in keeping Hillary Clinton out of the White House, due to those pesky emails on his computer. The Republicans never could have ruined Anthony Weiner the way Anthony Weiner did.

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

Apple’s Attempt to Build Fascist Techno Cult is Failing

The Supreme Court has dealt a powerful blow against Apple ruling they can now be sued for antitrust violations. Mike Adams joins Alex to break down what this could mean for those Apple has chosen to censor.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Barr Assigns US Attorney in Connecticut to Look Into Government Surveillance Involving Trump Campaign: Source

Two sources told Fox News earlier today that Barr was “serious” and had assigned DOJ personnel to the probe. Durham is known as a “hard-charging, bulldog” prosecutor, Fox News is told

Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection efforts targeting the Trump campaign were “lawful and appropriate,” a person familiar with the situation told Fox News on Monday evening.

John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, will conduct the inquiry, the source said. The move comes as the Trump administration has pushed for answers on why federal authorities conducted the surveillance — as well as whether Democrats were the ones who improperly colluded with foreign actors.

Two sources told Fox News earlier today that Barr was “serious” and had assigned DOJ personnel to the probe. Durham is known as a “hard-charging, bulldog” prosecutor, Fox News is told.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Bayer Ordered to Pay $2 Billion in Roundup Damages; Admits Spying on Influential Europeans

Not a great day for Bayer and its Monsanto unit.

The first piece of bad news was that Bayer just lost the third trial in a row over claims its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer.

The jury found Roundup had been defectively designed, that the company failed to warn of the herbicide’s cancer risk and that the company acted negligently.

In the stunning verdict, sure to be appealed, a jury in state court in Oakland, California, issued its verdict Monday, awarding a total of more than $2 billion in punitive damages to a husband and wife over their cancer claims.

As Bloomberg reports, the jurors agreed that Alva and Alberta Pilliod’s use of Roundup over about 30 years for residential landscaping was a “substantial factor” in causing them to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Bill Nye: It’s Time to Realize ‘The Planet is on F***ing Fire!’

Appearing Sunday on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Bill Nye launched into an profanity-laden and hyperbolic rant about climate change, exclaiming “the planet’s on f*cking fire!”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Body of a Florida Woman Missing for Five Years is Found Inside a Freezer Dumped at Scrap Metal Merchant’s From a Man’s Apartment When He Died in February

The body of a Florida woman who went missing six years ago has been found in a freezer removed from a dead man’s apartment

The grisly find was made on March 15 by businesswoman Lilian Argueta from the town of Margate.

When she opened the old freezer that had been brought there for scrap she was horrified to find the corpse of Heather Lacey, a mother of two who was 29 at the time of her disappearance.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

California Woman, 63, Who Was Brutally Beaten to Death With an Electric Scooter and Was Known as the ‘Neighborhood Babysitter’

The California woman who was brutally beaten to death with an electric scooter in broad daylight has been identified.

Rosa Manjarrez Hernandez, 63, was dropping off a gift at a relative’s home when she was suddenly attacked in her Long Beach neighborhood around 12.30pm on Monday.

Manjarrez Hernandez had been walking on on the sidewalk when the man, whose name has not been released, suddenly ran up to her and began attacking her.

A bystander tried to stop the attacker, but he continued the assault after picking up a nearby electric Bird scooter, which was used to bludgeon Manjarrez Hernandez to death.

The scooter reportedly broke in half during the vicious attack before the man fled.

Manjarrez Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Long Beach police apprehended a man who was buying a pack of cigarettes from a local convenience store around 5pm.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Climate Lawsuits Have Cities Seeing Green

Flawed Reasoning, False Premises: Sham lawsuits created by municipalities looking for their next meal ticket

In my last article I discussed atmospheric trust litigation (ATL), the latest crusade among radical environmentalists to impose through the courts what they could not pass through the ballot box. This coordinated campaign includes using child plaintiffs to sue the federal government to adopt their desired climate change regulations and a press strategy including what would become the youth climate strikes. Increasingly prominent components of the ATL campaign are investigations by state attorneys general into ExxonMobil (ongoing in New York, Massachusetts, and being picked up in Washington, DC) and public nuisance lawsuits by cities, counties, and states against Exxon and a few other chosen oil companies (starting or ongoing in Rhode Island and more than a dozen cities and counties across North America). These investigations and climate lawsuits are desperate and misguided attempts to smear providers of conventional fuels and extract rents free of political consequence.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Democrat Rep Rashida Tlaib: Thinking About the Holocaust Gave Me “Kind of a Calming Feeling”

On the eve of the midterm elections, she wrapped herself in a Palestinian flag to celebrate winning a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. She defended the anti-Semitic and anti-American remarks of her fellow Muslim congresswoman, Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and now, the Democrat U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib from Dearborn, MI, is in hot water. On Friday, during an interview that was captured on a podcast, Tlaib confessed she gets a “calming feeling” when she thinks of the Holocaust.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Experts Warn WhatsApp Update May Not be Enough to Protect Users From Cyber-Criminals Using Surveillance Software as Pressure Grows on Mark Zuckerberg to Intervene

The app discovered a vulnerability that allowed attackers to install malicious code on iPhones and Android phones by ringing up a target device.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Five U.S. Abuse Victims Sue Vatican to Release Names of Predator Priests

(Reuters) — Five U.S. men who say they were sexually abused as minors by Roman Catholic priests filed a federal lawsuit in Minnesota on Tuesday against the Vatican, accusing the church of concealing the identities of thousands of predator clergy members.

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

Google’s Bias Exposed Again: Extreme Left-Leaning Non-Objective Algorithms

While censoring conservative voices, Google pushes extreme leftist media stories to the top of their “Top Stories.” This provides users with articles from left-leaning news organizations such as CNN 62.4 percent of the time while only showing a conservative media outlet’s story 11.3% of the time.

We all know Google has been leaning left for a long time, but the bias is not only beginning to become obvious, but they are systematically silencing conservative and libertarian voices with censorship through their algorithms. Google balks at the idea that they are censoring, but if they don’t want to be accused of silencing dissent, perhaps they should stop silencing dissent.

And that’s exactly what Google is doing according to a study by Northwestern University researchers. The researchers conducted an “algorithm audit” of the Google Top Stories box using data from late 2017 to determine the tech giant’s role in shaping which news its audience consumes, according to a report by ZeroHedge. The Top Stories box — which is the three highlighted articles that appear with images at the top of any Google search — is among the most prominent real estate on the Internet.

[Comment: Google’s manipulation of search results is the most insidious form of censoring.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hilarious! Watch Trump Supporters Brilliantly Bust Up De Blasio Rally for the ‘Green New Deal’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was holding a rally in Trump Tower to push the “Green New Deal” when all of a sudden several Trump supporters came down the escalator with signs that said “Worst Mayor Ever” and “Trump 2020”.

A woman is speaking throughout the video with canned comments about climate change which makes it even funnier.

What a smart move by Trump supporters!

They go up the escalator and then when you don’t expect it, here they come back down.

At the end of the video, you’ll see de Blasio sitting with others at the bottom of the escalator with his back to the protesters. It makes the video even funnier

Our friend, Scott Pressler, posted the video on Twitter:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hillary Clinton Gave 3 Million Children HIV on Purpose

The Bayer corporation was caught profiting form HIV tainted blood being used in Arkansas prisons and beyond while Bill Clinton was governor of that state. Alex once again exposes the Clintons’ corrupt murderous past.

[Comment: Canada also ended up with a lot of this tainted blood in their blood supply.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Is the USA Losing the War to Islamic Ideology?

By Amil Imani

A quick answer is, yes. Why? Because our elected officials are afraid to name our enemy and political correctness has become our norm, even under the Presidency of Donald Trump! Unfortunately, it is going to take more 9/11 terrorist attacks to make many of our fellow Americans realize the truth about Islamic ideology, the mindset and dedication of our enemies.

Let me be honest with you, America is following the same path as our European allies across the ocean who not only are looking in another direction, but the first opportunity they get, they flee their own countries to a safer place…

           — Hat tip: RL [Return to headlines]
 

John Yoo: Democrats Should be “Quite Worried” With AG Barr’s Appointment of U.S. Attorney

John Yoo weighed in saying that he believes Democrats should be “quite worried” about this move from Barr:

“If I were the Democrats I would be quite worried. And the reason why is by appointing a US attorney Attorney General Barr is essentially signaling that he thinks it’s possible that criminal violations occurred in the start of the whole investigation into any kind of Trump-Russia collusion.”…

Part of getting to the bottom of this important investigation is finding out exactly where it began. Since the media and the Democrats are fiercely protective of Obama, this could be a difficult task. He had to know about this and he had to make some of the decisions since this involves all of the intel agencies. In other words, he weaponized our intel agencies and enlisted the help of the foreign intel agencies.

This could get very interesting and could involve foreign espionage with the Five Eyes (United States, Canada, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia). The British intelligence agency is suspect in the spying and recently it has come to light that Australia is even involved.

This is a prime reason why Obama had to know what was going on. It’s been reported that Obama went around our intel agencies to have the foreign intel do the spying.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Judgment Day Coming for Democrats

Democrat Sen Mazie Hirono verbally brutalized AG William Barr during the Judiciary Committee hearing. Sen Hirono’s abuse of AG William Barr and disrespect for our president was condescending and breathtakingly evil. Her request for Barr to resign was rooted in spin and lies. She venomously denounced president Trump as a “grifter and liar”.

Can you imagine the American lefts’ response to a Republican calling Obama a grifter and liar? That Republican would be declared a racist; high-tech beaten and stoned to death in the public square. All standards of decency have been thrown out the window in leftists’ mission to stop Trump from restoring America’s greatness and to remove him from office. Vitriolic disrespect for Trump and his family and even death threats are acceptable.

Wicked Democrat Nancy Pelosi outrageously claimed Barr lied and committed a crime during the hearing. Pelosi knows fake news media will promote her absurd charge against Barr as the truth.

On my car radio, I heard ABC news report that the Mueller report concluded that Trump did try to collude and obstruct justice. I thought, “That is not what the Mueller report concluded.” My relatives who pay little attention to politics hear fake news media lies and believe them. Most of my black relatives believe Trump is racist, hates women, blacks and Mexicans. These are absurd strategic lies promoted by evil Democrats and their evil fake news media minions.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Kirsten Gillibrand Wants to Ban Firearm Devices That Are Already Illegal

Democrat presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) wants to ban firearm devices that are already illegal.

The Washington Examiner asked Gillibrand which gun controls she would enact if she won the presidency and part of her answer was, “I would ban the bump stocks, the large magazines, and the military-style assault weapons.”

Bump stocks were banned months ago via the Department of Justice. The DOJ announced finalized language on its bump stock ban December 18, 2018, with the ban taking effect in late March 2019. The ban contained no grandfathering language, so simple possession of a bump stock is a violation of the law. Yet Gillibrand wants to ban bump stocks.

She also wants to criminalize private gun sales via universal background checks, and this is a position shared by nearly everyone contending for the Democrat presidential nomination.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

MAGA vs. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce

So what is the USCC? It is a business lobbying group that represents 80% of the Fortune 100 companies and is by far the largest interest group in Washington. According the Wall Street Journal, the Chamber spent $125 million in lobbying in 2014 and $95 million last year. This dwarfs the spending of any other interest group. One tactic the Chamber uses to swell its revenue is to solicit money from big international companies to promote specific goals. Since donor names are not public, the Chamber can pursue controversial fights without identifying the firms behind the effort.

The Chamber of Commerce and its president Thomas Donohue came into conflict with Donald Trump and his America First platform very early on. For 18 months during the runup to the 2016 election, the Chamber spared no effort to demonize Trump. In doing so, the Chamber was carrying water for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Donohue and company figured they could better deal with Hillary than Trump in the Oval Office. In this, the Chamber was exactly right.

The big hangups the Chamber and its client base had against Donald Trump involved immigration, trade, and tariffs. Adhering to its corporate masters’ call for a continuous supply of cheap labor, the Chamber lobbies for more immigration and resists tight border controls. Trade is much the same. Past trade pacts have allowed Wall Street to grow obscenely rich in the outsourcing of American jobs to third-world countries for sake of the bottom line of the multinationals. In the process, over a million ordinary Americans were left holding the bag.

All this is still playing out today. The president is striving to adjust the unfair trading arrangements that the political class, in cahoots with the big money interests on Wall Street, have saddled the U.S. with. But Trump and his trade team of Robert Lighthizer, Wilbur Ross, Steven Mnuchin, and Larry Kudlow are fighting not just China, but what is effectively a Fifth Column here at home. It’s composed of the likes of the Chamber of Commerce and a sizable portion of the political establishment, which is used to dipping its beak in special-interest money.

[Comment: Chamber of Commerce is an enemy of the Republic of these United States. Money, above all, even if the policy is destructive for America.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mini AOC is Back! Her Sequel is So Side-Splittingly Funny You’ll Want to Watch it More Than Once [Video]

Last month, Ava, an 8-year-old Ocasio-Cortez look-alike became an internet sensation, when her parents taped her doing an impression of the dingbat Democrat congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The Twitter account for the little Ocasio-Cortez impersonator, aptly named “Mini AOC,” just posted another hilarious performance by the young actress, and we think this one is even funnier.

From mocking Ocasio-Cortez’s apparent lack of understanding of U.S. history to ridiculous “green new deal,” this little girl is spot on with her impersonation of America’s most laughable lawmaker. As an added bonus, Ocasio-Cortez introduces her “boyfriend,” she claims she bought an “eco-friendly” car for with “campaign donations.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mom, 29, Was Separated From Her Newborn Son Because a Poppy Seed Bagel She Ate Hours Before Going Into Labor Caused Her to Test Positive for Opiates

A New York mother was forcibly separated from her newborn baby after she ate a poppy seed bagel that caused her to fail a drug test earlier this month.

Elizabeth Dominguez, 29, of Tonawanda, ate the bagel just hours before she went into labor on May 1.

Arriving at the hospital to give birth, Dominguez was asked for a urine sample. But she was shocked to learn that it came back testing positive to opiates.

‘I called my husband freaking out saying “How is this possible? I don’t do drugs!’“ Dominguez told WKBW.

Her husband, Mark Dominguez, then asked what she had to eat that day.

‘I told him a bagel and a sub,’ Dominguez recalled. ‘That’s all I had. He told me it must be from the bagel.’

Dominguez says the incident was traumatizing, and she is sharing her story to raise awareness

Dominguez gave birth to her baby son Carter later that day, and hospital staff followed protocol by contacting Child Protective Services.

While Carter’s tests did not show any opiates in his system, the newborn was required to stay in the hospital so he could be observed for withdrawal.

Meanwhile, Dominguez was discharged and separated from her son.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Obama Official Admits Chemtrails Are Real

A clip of John Brennan from 2016 reveals the U.S. government was aware and involved in using “chemtrails” to “combat climate change.”

Mike Adams joins Alex to discuss this bombshell report.

[Comment: Geo-engineering. Going on for decades. Spraying metal nano particles to reflect the sun’s rays as well as make HAARP more effective. ]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Police, FBI, Raid San Francisco-Based Journalist’s Home for Protecting Source

San Francisco police and FBI agents used a sledge hammer to break into the home of freelance journalist Bryan Carmody on Friday. They were searching for documents that would give them clues as to who the internal, confidential source is who provided Carmody information regarding the mysterious death of a public defender.

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

Project Due Diligence One Year in: Educating Engineers Across the U.S. About 9/11

The relentless push by Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth for a new investigation into the destruction of the three World Trade Center towers has opened a promising new front over the past year thanks to the volunteer efforts of more than 40 engineers.

In May of 2018, AE911Truth launched a bold initiative called Project Due Diligence (PDD) aimed at engaging and educating the nation’s civil and structural engineers. The project is spearheaded by AE911Truth board member Roland Angle, CE, who has made it his mission to galvanize America’s engineering community to restore the professional and scientific credibility it lost after 9/11.

Civil engineer Roland Angle speaks at the first presentation of Project Due Diligence in April 2018 at the Marines’ Memorial Association in San Francisco.Angle is a civil engineer who was trained in the use of explosives while in the U.S. Army Special Forces (see his bio with those of other key volunteers below). He has joined other AE911Truth members to create a PowerPoint presentation called, “A Critique of the NIST WTC Building Failure Reports and the Progressive Collapse Theory.” The presentation outlines the many errors, omissions, and false premises contained in the official reports, which were published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and endorsed by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

The PDD presentation also cites major errors in Zdenek Bažant’s “Progressive Collapse Theory,” which he submitted to the ASCE just two days after 9/11 and was published in their Journal of Engineering Mechanics just a few months later. AE911Truth takes the position that the ASCE leadership performed unethically from the start of the official investigations. In addition to failing to protest the illegal removal of debris (i.e., physical evidence) from the WTC crime scene, the ASCE continues to suppress scientific challenges to the data and methodology used by both the Bažant and NIST analyses, which misrepresent the building collapse mechanisms.

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Rashida Tlaib to Seth Meyers: ‘Racist Idiots’ Took My Holocaust Comments Out of Context

Appearing Monday evening on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) was unapologetic about her remarks regarding the Holocaust, claiming “racist idiots” had twisted her words and quipped that she will speak like a fourth grader in an effort to be better understood.

Tlaib, who has made several antisemitic statements since arriving in Washington last year, is yet again under fire for falsely claiming Palestinians offered a “safe haven” for Jews fleeing the Holocaust, whitewashing Palestinian opposition to Jewish immigration and its leadership’s collaboration with Adolf Hitler.

“There’s kind of a calming feeling I always tell folks when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors, Palestinians, who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence in many ways, have been wiped out, and some people’s passports,” Tlaib said on a recent episode of Yahoo News’ Skullduggery podcast.

The eyebrow-raising remarks drew strong rebuke from Republicans, including President Donald Trump and Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY).

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School District in Washington State Caught Giving Muslim Students “Special Privileges” And Teaching Lessons on Ramadan

Here we go again — Islam, with the help of Hamas front group CAIR is creeping into public schools in Washington state and parents are fighting back.

A cease and desist letter was sent to a school district in Washington state that pushed Islam onto students and was promoted through a Ramadan policy that gave Muslim students ‘special status.’

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Senate Confirms 3 to Board of Export-Import Bank, Reviving Agency

The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm three board members for the Export-Import Bank, reviving—over the objections of conservatives—a controversial federal agency that allows foreign countries to borrow taxpayer dollars.

“The Export-Import Bank is corporate welfare, giving taxpayer subsidies to some of the largest, most politically connected companies in the U.S. and around the world,” Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said in a statement provided to The Daily Signal beforehand.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had set up votes this week on the three nominees for the Export-Import Bank’s board of directors. The five-member board has not been able to approve loans exceeding $10 million since 2015 because of three vacancies.

The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominations of Kimberly Reed as bank president and board chairman and Spencer Bachus and Judith DelZoppo Pryor as board members.

Conservatives in the House and Senate have struggled for years to reform or pull the plug on the 85-year-old bank.

Merely confirming more board members to provide a quorum is not enough, Toomey said.

“By voting to confirm three new Ex-Im board members without enacting any reforms, we will get more of the same,” the Pennsylvania Republican said. “However, this fight is not over. Ex-Im will need to be reauthorized later this year, and I am hopeful that will be an opportunity to impose meaningful and pro-taxpayer reforms on the bank.”

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Several of Trump’s economic advisers, including Peter Navarro and Larry Kudlow, supported reviving the bank because they see it as a “critical tool to help the U.S. compete with countries like China that have their own export financing arms,” Politico reported.

But Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, pushed back on that position in a speech Tuesday on the Senate floor.

“Many Americans might be surprised to learn that some of their tax dollars are going directly to Chinese companies,” Lee said. “And that some of those dollars even go to corporations owned by the Chinese government, like Chinese banks, Chinese development agencies, and Chinese microprocessor factories.”

The Export-Import Bank was founded in 1934 amid the Great Depression to help struggling exporters in the U.S. facilitate international trade, Lee noted, but the agency has become a disservice to Americans and the economy.

“The institution has unfortunately been used as a giant tool for corporate welfare,” Lee said. “Ex-Im has operated to benefit the wealthiest, most politically connected businesses in America, as well as their overseas clients and foreign governments.”

Diane Katz, a research fellow in regulatory policy at The Heritage Foundation who has written extensively on the bank, said in a recent commentary that it has aided only 2% of U.S. exports.

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The American Right and Duty to Bear Arms

The legal right, sacred duty, and responsibility of American citizens is to keep and bear arms; and be safe, responsible, skillful and competent in their use if it becomes necessary to deploy and discharge them where the use of force is considered necessary. This is the true meaning and thrust of the Second Amendment. The US Supreme Court reiterated this interpretation in the 2008 D.C. v. Heller decision. Still, repeated attempts are being made to reinterpret the Second Amendment as a “collective” vs. an individual right.

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The Beginning of the End of American Journalism Was the Lewinski Scandal

American journalist Matt Taibbi has said that the American press began its rapid decline during the Monica Lewinsky scandal that rocked Bill Clinton during his presidency. The mainstream media is no longer even attempting to portray objectivity, but simply “packaging anger” for the brainwashed American public.

In a new “On Contact” episode, host Chris Hedges and Taibbi dive into the roots of the decay of journalism in the United States, which preys on prejudices and fear while pitting people against each other and paving the way for demagogues. According to RT, Taibbi says this all started back when Bill Clinton was president.

From Monica Lewinski to Hillary Clinton, the coverage of major news stories by the U.S. media has grown increasingly strident, with cable channels no longer trying to project a picture of objectivity but “selling a story that makes people angry,” Taibbi, an award-winning journalist, and author says.

Taibbi says that the result of this journalistic decay and emotional fear mongering is a public addicted to hating each other. Americans have become addicted to the news that agrees with their bias, and it was set up that way on purpose. The only thing anyone will hear when they turn on the news are stories specifically crafted to manufacture outrage, make you hate the other side, and fuel the addiction to anger.

[Comment: “Packaging anger” — vey accurate description. Goal is to keep the brains of the audience in the reptile mode so they cannot think logically.]

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The Democrats and Stealth Jihad

The relationship between the Muslim community in America and the Marxist Democrats is commonly described as a marriage of convenience, where Muslims will ally with leftist politicians, who will joyfully yield some of their authority to this group of enforcers so principled conservative politicians and Christians who advocate sane social policies are kept out of office. To acquire power has always been the goal of the Democrat party.

While America is in hibernation, Muslim organizations with the help of Democrats have been busy, working “stealthily” to change America into what is called “soft jihad.” Soft jihad is practiced where Muslims are not strong enough to unsheathe the sword of jihad, where the true nature of Islam is exposed and when the public would likely stamp them out. A critical tool of soft jihad involves penetration of the American educational system, such as Da’wa, the religious duty of each Muslim to convert non-Muslims and strengthen the Islamic Ummah.

The Democrat Party has intentionally put America on a precarious path to lose its freedom and American values we have cherished for over 200 years. We, not only must accept, but be as vocal as we can to declare the current Democrat Party and enemy of our country. This party is no longer the party of Kennedy. It has become the greatest threat to our national security and our survival as a nation.

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Woman Shot and Killed in Texas Yelled ‘I’m Pregnant’ Before Officer Opened Fire

A woman yelled, ‘I’m pregnant!’ seconds before a police officer fatally shot her, video shows

An 11-year officer with the Baytown Police Department shot and killed a 44-year-old Texas woman Monday night in the parking lot of the apartment complex where she lived, authorities said — an altercation that a witness captured on video.

Investigators have not released the name of the officer, but did confirm the woman’s identity as Pamela Shantay Turner.

According to police, the officer was patrolling the Brixton Apartments in Baytown, a midsize Texas city east of Houston, at 10:40 p.m., when he saw Turner. Authorities said she was wanted on outstanding warrants for assault and criminal mischief, and the officer knew her from previous interactions.

He tried to arrest her and a “struggle ensued,” Baytown police Lt. Steve Dorris said.

Witness video from the encounter, which was posted to social media and quickly went viral overnight, shows the officer attempting to apprehend the woman near a parked vehicle. At least one person can be seen standing in a yard watching.

(Graphic content: You can watch the full video here.)

“I’m walking,” Turner says. “I’m actually walking to my house.”

The video is dark, but it shows her breaking free from the officer and moving toward the apartment buildings.

“You’re actually harassing me,” she says. There is a popping noise, then the sound of a deploying Taser gun. The two appear to struggle and the woman falls to the ground.

She yells, “I’m pregnant!” though police later said the medical examiner confirmed she was not.

The Taser noise is heard again. The officer backs away, and she sits up. Then he shoots — rapidly, five times.

Dorris told reporters Monday night that the woman was struck by at least one bullet and died at the scene.

According to police, the officer tried to deploy his Taser at the woman during the struggle. When he tried to handcuff her, she grabbed the Taser and turned it back on the officer. The Taser grazed the officer, something police call a “drive stun,” zapping him momentarily. That’s when he pulled his gun and fired, Dorris said.

“It’s a tragic event for everybody involved,” Dorris said during an interview with local CBS affiliate KHOU. “Of course, our hearts go out to the families of the deceased as well as our officer.”

The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave, Dorris said. He was not injured severely enough to be treated at a hospital…

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WordPress.Com Took Down Jon Rappoport’s Blog

There is a purge underway on the wordpress.com platform.

Anyone dealing with controversial topics has to self host. It doesn’t mean that your hosting provider won’t terminate you, but you have a much better chance of remaining up than on any of the major blogging or social media platforms.

Via: Jon Rappoport:

On May 11, 2019, WordPress suddenly took down my blog after 10 years of continuous operation. There was no warning or advance notice of any kind.

[Comment: Hope he kept a backup of all his articles.]

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Angela Merkel’s Plane is Dented by Over-Eager Fan Who Left the Handbrake Off Her Van

The fan, who worked at Dortmund Airport in Germany, had been driving when she spotted the German Chancellor’s aircraft and jumped out her vehicle to take a photo.

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EU Election Bombshell: Farage Brexit Party Soars as Voters ‘Send Message to Westminster’

NIGEL FARAGE’s Brexit Party is a favourite for the European elections, a poll has revealed, showing embattled Prime Minister Theresa May that Britain is not only angry — but sending a crystal clear message to her about Brexit.

In a poll conducted by ITV’s Good Morning Britain shared to Express.co.uk, it revealed a third of the nation plans to vote for the Brexit Party in next weeks European parliament elections. This is compared to an embarrassing 12 percent of voters who intend to vote Tory, 11 percent who plan to vote Lib Dem, six percent for the Green Party, four percent for each of the SNP, Change UK and UKIP parties. Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has a guaranteed 24 percent of votes, according to the Survation poll by the programme.

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European Elections: Hungary’s Orban on Le Pen Alliance — ‘She’s a Red Line’

Hungary’s far-right Prime Minister Viktor Orban has firmly ruled out forming a political alliance with France’s Marine Le Pen after this month’s European Parliament elections, saying that the veteran nationalist represented a “red line”.

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Ezra Levant: Police Are “Deplatforming Conservatives” Like Tommy Robinson

I’m reporting from outside the Old Bailey courthouse in London, where Tommy Robinson is being tried, again, on “contempt” charges — simply for the “crime” of being a journalist.

As you may know, while this case is underway, Tommy is also running as an independent for a seat in the European Parliament.

Since his campaign began, Tommy has been repeatedly assaultedby Antifa types, even while police are standing right there. And then they aren’t charged with any crimes.

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Facebook Bans Italian Populist Pages Ahead of EU Elections

The social media giant Facebook has banned 23 noteworthy Italian populist pages with 2.5 million followers just two weeks ahead of the highly anticipated European elections.

The vast majority of the 23 pages that were banned supported Italy’s currently governing coalition made up right and left wing populist parties La Lega (The League) and the 5-Star Movement (MS5), Italy’s La Stampa reports.

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German Regions to Ban Knives in Public Places Due to Explosion in Attacks

Two German regions are looking to ban the carrying of knives in public places due to an explosion in the number of violent attacks.

Bremen and Lower Saxony say they will be looking to implement a ban on the carrying of knives. Both have drafted a bill for the Federal Council that would outlaw carrying weapons in areas such as shopping centres, train stations and public events, German newspaper Die Welt reports.

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Italy’s Populist Salvini Tells ‘Fascist’ Far Left: Get a Job!

Populist Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini reacted with anger following the latest far-left protests against him on the European election campaign trail, labelling them “fascists.”

The far-left protesters, many of whom come from the Italian left-wing social centres that are often communist or anarchist, chanted “Fascist! Fascist!” at the Lega leader following a meeting in the northern commune of Settimo Torinese in the city of Turin, according to a report from Italian newspaper Il Giornale.

“You go around Piedmont looking for fascists, but you are the only fascists,” Salvini said to the protesters.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four Turns 70 Years Old in a World That Looks a Lot Like the Book

This month, George Orwell’s legendary novel Nineteen Eighty-Four turns 70 years old, and the warnings contained within the story are now more relevant than ever. Orwell’s predictions were so spot on that it almost seems like it was used as some type of accidental instruction manual for would-be tyrants.

In the world of Nineteen Eighty-Four, there is an all-encompassing surveillance state that keeps a watchful eye on everyone, in search of possible rebels and points of resistance. Censorship is the norm in this world, and is so extreme that individuals can become “unpersons” who are essentially deleted from society because their ideas were considered dangerous by the establishment. This is an idea that is very familiar to activists and independent journalists who are being removed from the public conversation for speaking out about government and corporate corruption on social media.

Orwell is famous for coining the term “double-speak,” which is a way to describe the euphemistic language that government uses to whitewash their most dirty deeds. For example, in Orwell’s story, the ministry of propaganda was called the Ministry of Truth, just as today the government agency that was once known as “The Department of War,” is now called the “Department of Defense.”

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Progressive-Left Teaching Methods Behind Surging Discipline Problems in UK Schools — Govt Expert

‘Child-centred’ teaching methods championed by the progressive-left have been “maximising misbehaviour”in UK schools, the Department for Education’s (DfE) behaviour tsar has warned.

Tom Bennett, who has been appointed by the government to lead a taskforce into behaviour problems at British schools, said traditional methods of education such as having a teacher stand in front of the class to impart information have been phased out, while bad behaviour in the classroom has gone unchallenged.

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Rising Inequality in Britain Risks Putting Country on a Par With the US, Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Warns

Professor Sir Angus Deaton warned ‘there is a real question about whether democratic capitalism is working’. He is chairing a new £2.5m, five-year study by the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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Salvini Warns of ‘Islamic State’ If Populists Do Not Win Across Europe

Italian populist leader and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has warned that if the sovereigntist and populist parties do not make a breakthrough in European elections next week, some nations could head down the path of becoming Islamic states.

Mr Salvini announced a large-scale rally would be taking place in Milan next week, which will include representatives from various populist and sovereigntist parties such as French Rassemblement National leader Marine Le Pen. Speaking over the weekend following a meeting in Albenga, Salvini stressed the importance of a populist election victory, newspaper Il Giornale reports.

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Stabbings and Confrontations by Hundreds of Violent Africans in Portuguese Seaside

Multiple social media videos have emerged after hostile confrontations between 500 hundred Africans led to a stabbing of a young man in the beach of Tamariz, on the very posh area of Cascais, in the Lisbon region.

The young man was stabbed in the abdomen and then transported to the hospital. A second individual also had to be hospitalized but without injuries, Defend Europa reports.

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Sweden Reopens 9-Year Old Rape Investigation Against Julian Assange; Seeks His Extradition

The Swedish prosecuting authority announced at a Stockholm press conference Monday that Sweden would seek Assange’s extradition from Britain to face investigation on a nearly decade-old allegation of sexual assault.

Sweden’s deputy director of public prosecution, Eva-Marie Persson, said Monday that Sweden would seek the extradition of Julian Assange to face a nearly ten-year old allegation of rape.

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Tory-Brexit Party Alliance Urged After Polling Surge

A prominent Conservative Member of Parliament has called on his party to consider an electoral alliance with the surging Brexit Party as a means to see off oblivion for the movement, and to deliver Brexit for the British people.

The comments by former soldier, defence select committee member, and foreign affairs select committee chair Crispin Blunt come after a series of polls showed sustained growth of support for the Brexit party.

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UK: Breaking: Tommy Robinson to Face New Contempt Trial for Livestreaming

Independent journalist and European Parliament candidate Tommy Robinson will face another contempt trial for his live-streaming about a child grooming gang.

The retrial has been set for July 4-5.

The judge’s decision comes despite the fact that Robinson already served ten weeks in prison before previous contempt charges over the same incident were overturned in the Court of Appeal. Their ruling that found he was improperly tried, convicted, sentenced and imprisoned.

Robinson told Gateway Pundit during the hearing that he believed there was a “100% chance” that the judge would rule that he could be retried, as it is highly political and elections are coming up.

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UK: Brexit Leader Farage Warns Anger at Establishment Betrayal Putting People Off Voting

Brexit leader Nigel Farage has warned that voters may feel so betrayed by the political class they are being put off voting altogether, and this could imperil Brexit.

Speaking at a rally for voters passionate about seeing the 2016 referendum decision taken by the British people to leave the European Union implemented, and where much of the evening’s talk focussed on the importance of seeing democracy respected, Mr Farage gave his view on how politics can be changed with action on a local level.

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UK: Two Years After Islamic Terror Attack, Ad for Islamic Group With Alleged Terror Ties Appears on Side of Manchester Arena

Billboard quotes Koran passage

Two years after an Islamic terrorist killed 23 and injured 139 people, many of them children, at the Manchester Arena, an ad for an Islamic group with alleged ties to terrorism has appeared on the side of the building.

On May 22, 2017, radical Islamist Salman Ramadan Abedi detonated a homemade shrapnel bomb as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.

The attack was the deadliest in the UK since the 2005 London bombings, with more than half of the victims being children.

It subsequently emerged that Abedi was a refugee rescued from Libya by the Royal Navy before he took a flight to the UK three years before the attack.

Almost two years to the day of the Manchester Arena bombing, a huge billboard has appeared on the side of the building promoting the Koran and an Islamic charity.

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Video: German Leftists Applaud Death Threats Against AfD

Video from a political debate television round table shows German leftists in the audience applauding death threats made against the right-wing AfD party.

During the show, chairman of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party Frank Magnitz was asked why his party had underperformed in Bremen compared to success in other parts of the country.

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Welcome to My Country: Princess Martha of Norway Greets Her Bisexual Shaman and ‘Twin Flame’ Lover at the Airport as it’s Revealed How He Claims to Have Come Back From the Dead and Has Hollywood Eating Out of His Hand

The scandal-prone Norweigan princess announced on Monday that Shaman Durek, whose real name is Derek Verrett, was her ‘twin flame’ and new boyfriend.

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Iran Blamed for Attack on Saudi Oil Tankers — Pentagon Plan Would Send “120,000 Troops to the Middle East”

As if on cue, a mysterious attack on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz has brought us to the brink of an apocalyptic war in the Middle East. On Sunday, four commercial vessels in the Persian Gulf, including two Saudi oil tankers, were seriously damaged in deeply disturbing “sabotage attacks” that immediately sent shockwaves across the entire Middle East. Nobody took responsibility for the attacks, and at first nobody was being blamed, but now an “initial U.S. assessment” is pointing a finger at Iran. The following comes from the Wall Street Journal…

[Comment: Deep State orchestrated false flag?]

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Iran: Woman Dragged Away, Arrested for Protesting Mandatory Hijab Law

A video out of Iran shows a screaming woman being dragged away and arrested by police for not wearing her hijab.

The clip, which was posted to Twitter by a human rights activist, shows the woman being manhandled by uniformed officers as she attempts to resist.

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Jihadists Bomb Christian School in Syria, Killing Four Children

Jihadists bombed the Syria Christian village of Al-Sekelbiya (Suqaylabiyah) Sunday, killing at least four children during a catechism lesson along with their teacher and leaving another six children injured, according to local media.

The Islamists who launched the missiles belong to the terror group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, which was previously affiliated with the al Qaeda, reported Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

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Mystery Deepens in ‘Sabotage’ Of Oil Tankers in Persian Gulf

Conflicting reports and current tensions in the Gulf obscure knowledge of the incident.

Let’s look at the timeline. The first reports of “massive explosions” were put online around 11 a.m. on Sunday, first in Lebanese media and then in Sputnik, the Russian news channel. Sputnik claimed that “the Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen broadcaster said, citing local media, that several heavy explosions occurred in the port of Fujairah.” The report claimed this happened at around 4 to 7 a.m., that “Seven to 10 oil tankers were in flames.” The next reports in Al-Mayadeen began at around four in the afternoon. By midnight, the channel was holding numerous interviews about the incident. It noted that the UAE denied there had been explosions and discussed whether the incident might lead to a military escalation. What adds to the mystery is how or why someone would report “explosions” that never happened, now that evidence appears to indicate there were no explosions in the port and that the ships, although damaged, did not blow up.

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World War 3? A Top Iranian Official Taunts Trump: “They Are Not Ready for a War, Specially When Israel is Within Our Range”

The Iranians are openly threatening to start firing missiles at Israel if Trump decides to attack Iran. And this threat should not be taken lightly, because Iran has a highly sophisticated ballistic missile arsenal, and Hezbollah has approximately 150,000 missiles pointed directly at Israel right now. If the order is given, the Iranians and their proxy Hezbollah could rain an enormous amount of death and destruction down upon Israel, and of course Israel would hit them back even harder. We are talking about a scenario that could potentially trigger World War 3, and the Iranians apparently believe that the possibility of such an outcome will keep Trump from taking military action against them. The following comes from the Times of Israel…

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Muslim Man is Hacked to Death by an Angry Mob in Sri Lanka in Reprisals Following Easter Sunday Attacks Which Have Forced Nationwide Curfew

A Muslim man was hacked to death in Monday’s violence in which members of the country’s largely Buddhist majority ethnic Sinhalese attacked Muslim-owned shops and homes across Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lankan Suicide Bomber ‘Was Radicalised by Notorious Hate Preacher Anjem Choudary While in London’

Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed, 37, was the link between Islamic State and the bombers, according to security services. He allegedly attended the sermons of Anjem Choudary in London.

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UK-Educated Software Engineer Who Was Under Surveillance by Indian Security Services for Links to ISIS ‘Provided Technical Assistance to Sri Lanka Bombers’

Aadhil Ameez, 24, (pictured) was reportedly monitored by Indian intelligence agencies three years ago for links with ISIS suspects, investigators said.

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Chinese Officials Announce Demolition of Underground Parish Church

Communist party officials have notified a diocese in China’s southeastern Jiangxi province that they will soon demolish the underground church of the Annunciation because of the failure of its pastor to join the state-controlled Catholic Patriotic Association.

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‘No More!’ Trump Keeps Up Anti-China Twitter Rants Claiming U.S. Is Done Being the World’s ‘Piggy Bank’ As He Slams Xi’s Team for Backing Out of Trade Deal and Says He’ll Bail Out Farmers With Tariff Money if Necessary

Donald Trump opened his Tuesday with an extended Twitter rant directed squarely at Beijing, warning that he’s done making trade concessions to his Chinese rival Xi Jinping.

The president’s nine tweets blasted China for walking away from what had been a nearly finished deal, just hours after telling an audience at the White House that extended talks would be ‘very successful.’

He also pledged to bail out U.S. farmers who are feeling a financial pinch as China’s market tightens, saying he will use money collected through newly imposed tariffs on Chinese products at the border.

And throughout, Trump insisted America is powerful enough to outlast a great stonewall from China.

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Pete Buttigieg: China One of the ‘Most Strategic Countries Ever’

Mayor Pete Buttigieg criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of the China trade battle on Monday, accusing him of needlessly provoking one of the “most strategic countries ever.”

“If you’re going to deal with an actor like China, one of the largest and one of the most strategic countries ever to come on the world stage, you’d better really know what you’re doing,” Buttigieg said in an interview with theSkimm, responding to Trump’s trade policies.

Buttigieg noted China worked with 20-year plans for their political and economic strategies.

Buttigieg acknowledged though that there was unfair trade happening with China and said that the country was manipulating their currency and stealing intellectual property.

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China’s “Social Credit” Dystopia Comes to Australia in Guise of “Smart City”

Tracking every movement of citizens, issuing an alert to police if someone crosses a “virtual fence”—Darwin, Australia is bringing in China’s surveillance technology (paid for by China’s “Belt & Road Initiative”) to track people in their “Smart City” dystopia.

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Jacinda Ardern and Emmanuel Macron Will Pressure World Leaders and Tech Companies to Sign Up to ‘Christchurch Call’ To Ban Violent, Extremist Content at G7 Summit Tomorrow

New Zealand’s Prime Minister and the French President want world leaders to agree to new laws banning extremist material online, and for tech companies to strictly enforce them.

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Wild Westfield: Two Girls Knifed in 30-Youth Brawl as Violence Escalates at ‘Australia’s Most Dangerous Shopping Centre’ And MPs Call for Thugs to be Deported to End ‘Out of Control’ Crime

Two girls have been stabbed after a brawl involving 30 teenagers broke out at Westfield Fountain Gate Tuesday. Police received reports of a fight between two groups of teens around 9.30pm

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“Glass Frog”: New See-Through Frog Species Discovered in Colombia

UNDATED (WKRC) — Researchers have discovered a brand-new species of frog that lives in an isolated mountain range in South America!

The “Guajira Giant Glass Frog” makes its home in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range in Columbia.

It has transparent belly skin and you can even see it’s beating heart with your own naked eye.

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Armed Patriots Vow Continued Patrols as Monthly Border Crossings Reach 100,000

An armed group of citizen patriots patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border in New Mexico have vowed to continue operations to assist Border Patrol despite an eviction from their previous camp.

Jim Benvie, spokesman for the newly formed Guardian Patriots, told the Las Cruces Sun News numerous “volunteer patriots” continue to patrol sections of the New Mexico border and work in conjunction with Border Patrol officials, though they’ve moved to a new location on private property.

“Nobody who’s been on the border left. There’s been no breakup. Everyone is still here,” Benvie said, disputing media reports that the group had packed up after the arrest of Larry Mitchell Hopkins, the self-proclaimed “commander” of the United Constitutional Patriots New Mexico Border Ops.

Hopkins is currently held without bond in Albuquerque on federal weapons charges unrelated to the border activities, according to the news site.

Just a few days after the arrest in mid-April, Union Pacific evicted the group from their camp near a border fence that company officials claimed was on railroad property. The fallout followed allegations by the American Civil Liberties Union that the Constitutional Patriots were detaining migrants and children at gunpoint.

Benvie denies the allegations, but the controversy resulted in the crowd funding sites PayPal and GoFundMe closing online campaigns for the Constitutional Patriots, so the group relocated to private property and changed its name to Guardian Patriots.

But Benvie contends they’re not leaving any time soon.

“If we left here right now we’re letting America down,” said Benvie, who also disputed media reports about racist comments and intimidating behavior attributed to the group.

Benvie told the Sun News an Oklahoma man arrived in camp last month with an AR-15 and a handgun and he was eager to use the weapons, but the Guardian Patriots sent him on his way.

“He had never been vetted,” Benvie said. “He was never a member of the group.”

When one member saw the man appeared trigger happy, he told him, “‘Dude, it ain’t like that. We’re not using guns. We don’t point guns at people,’“ Benvie said.

The man reportedly then expressed a desire to “shoot them all” and the Guardian Patriots immediately disavowed him.

“We got rid of him and we filed a police report,” Benvie said, adding that the group’s members carry weapons in their vehicles for emergencies but do not typically carry them.

Border Patrol “welcomes assistance” from private groups and the public in locating illegal immigrants but “does not endorse private groups or organizations taking enforcement matters into their own hands,” according to a statement.

“He had never been vetted,” Benvie said. “He was never a member of the group.”

When one member saw the man appeared trigger happy, he told him, “‘Dude, it ain’t like that. We’re not using guns. We don’t point guns at people,’“ Benvie said.

The man reportedly then expressed a desire to “shoot them all” and the Guardian Patriots immediately disavowed him.

“We got rid of him and we filed a police report,” Benvie said, adding that the group’s members carry weapons in their vehicles for emergencies but do not typically carry them.

Border Patrol “welcomes assistance” from private groups and the public in locating illegal immigrants but “does not endorse private groups or organizations taking enforcement matters into their own hands,” according to a statement.

Federal officials certainly need the help.

Last Thursday alone, Border Patrol took more than 1,700 illegal immigrants into custody in just the El Paso sector, one of nine along the southern border.

Center for Immigration Studies analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protection data finds the immigration crisis is getting worse by the month, with nearly 100,000 apprehensions in April.

“Specifically, total Border Patrol apprehensions in April 2019 were 98,977, an almost 7 percent increase over the month before. The individual numbers are worse, because the number of (family units) increased to 58,474 in April, an almost 10 percent increase over the month before,” CIS reports.

“Plainly, (family units) and the smugglers who assisting them have identified the loopholes that they can exploit to enter the United States illegally and gain release,” according to CIS.

Most illegal immigrants are coming from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador and claiming asylum with a child by their side, which expedites their processing and release. They then free to roam the U.S. for years before their case is fully adjudicated through the system.

According to an April report by the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s CBP Families and Children Care Panel:

The current time to process an asylum claim for anyone who is not detained is over two years, not counting appeals.

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Austria: Media Outrage Over Plans to Require Asylum Seekers Integrate, ‘Show Gratitude’

Mainstream media outlets have affected shock over plans to require asylum seekers in south Austria to sign a list of ‘10 Commandments’ including a promise not to break the law.

Gottfried Waldhäusl, the populist politician in charge of migrant-related issues in the administration of Lower Austria, said the list was designed to be a “positive” initiative that would help migrants integrate, reports Welt.

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Brexit Boom: Bosses Offering Higher Pay, Better Hours as EU Migration Falls

While immigration to Britain remains near record highs, modest reductions in the inflow from the European Union since the Brexit vote has led to bosses increasing pay and drawing more heavily on native workers.

In a brief, comparatively little-publicised report on the behaviour of LinkedIn members published by the Telegraph, the business-oriented social network revealed that the number of users moving from Continental Europe to the United Kingdom has fallen by 30 per cent from 2016, when the British people voted for Brexit, and 2019.

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Former DHS Officials Blocked Trump Plan to Arrest Thousands of Migrants Before Being Ousted: Report

Former leaders at the Department of Homeland Security, including then-Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, pushed back on a White House plan for mass arrests of migrants shortly before their ouster, according to The Washington Post.

The Trump administration had planned to arrest thousands of parents and children in 10 major U.S. cities to deter further migrants, the Post reported, citing seven current and former DHS officials. The plan involved fast-tracking immigration court cases and expanding the government’s authority to deport migrants who did not show for their hearings. Arrests of the no-shows would involve coordinated raids of the homes and neighborhoods of parents with children, according to the Post.

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German Politician Slams Mild Ruling for Migrant Gang’s Violent Rampage

One member of a gang of migrants who attacked 21 people during a violent rampage in Amberg, Germany, was sentenced to juvenile detention while the rest of his accomplices will be placed on probation, according to local media.

Four asylum seekers from Iran and Afghanistan have been convicted following a late 2018 episode in which the young men assaulted their victims at random, including a father with his toddler, a 13-year-old boy, and police officers, as Infowars Europe reported at the time.

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Harvard ‘UndocuGraduation’ For Illegal Immigrants Features Previously Arrested Prof

A student-run group at Harvard University hosted a special graduation ceremony for illegal immigrants Wednesday, an event dubbed “UndocuGraduation.”

The special ceremony for those in the country illegally came amid President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration. According to the Harvard Crimson, the student-run group Act on a Dream hosted the event for illegals.

According to the group’s website, it has four pillars, which include advocacy for the abolishment of ICE.

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ICE Busts Massive Marriage Fraud Ring, Nearly 100 People Charged

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has busted a massive marriage fraud ring in Houston, Texas.

Nearly 100 people have been arrested in the sham marriage scheme, including an attorney.

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Italy “Declares War on NGOs” — Will Fine Boats for Rescuing Immigrants

It would appear that Italy’s interior minister Matteo Salvini has escalated his widely-supported anti-immigrant stance, by forcing George Soros and his NGO pals to put their money where their virtue-signaling mouths are…

The Guardian’s Lorenzo Tondo reports that Italy’s government is planning to issue a decree that would mean NGO rescue boats would be fined up to €5,500 (£4,760) for each migrant they disembark on to Italian soil.

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Repatriation: Italy to Create Fund to Incentivise Illegals Returning to Home Nations

The Italian government has announced the creation of a new fund that will be used to provide incentives for countries to take back their nationals who have come to Italy illegally and face repatriation.

The new fund will fall under the scope of the migration and security decree which was written by populist Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and passed last year by the Italian parliament, so says to a report from Italian newspaper Il Giornale.

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BuzzFeed Publishes Hit Piece Against, Tries to Deplatform 14-Year-Old Girl

Edgy YouTube kid latest target of corporate censors

BuzzFeed has published a lengthy hit piece on a 14-year-old girl in an attempt to get her deplatformed.

Yes, really.

In an article entitled YouTube’s Newest Far-Right, Foul-Mouthed, Red-Pilling Star Is A 14-Year-Old Girl, BuzzFeed’s Joel Bernstein tries to shame YouTube into taking action against Soph, who has more than 800,000 subscribers on the platform.

At issue is a 20 minute rant Soph uploaded in which she rails against Islam, social justice warriors and mainstream media journalists.

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Conservatives Urge White House to Oppose Democrats’ Equality Act

Conservative organizations are holding firm against House Democrats’ legislation they say would undermine religious liberty, and some conservatives want the White House to take a stronger stance.

Almost 100 conservative leaders signed onto a statement Friday opposing the Equality Act.

Names on the statement from the Conservative Action Project include leaders of the Family Research Council, the March for Life, Heritage Action for America, the Media Research Center, Judicial Watch, and American Values.

Under President Donald Trump, the White House routinely issues a statement of administration policy for various bills—stating whether it would suggest the president sign or veto legislation and why.

In 2019, the White House issued 21 such statements, including support for the Born Alive Infant Survivors Protection Act, which would impose penalties for killing a newborn baby after a botched abortion; opposition to the sweeping For the People Act to regulate campaign finance; and opposition to the Climate Action Now Act, which would force the U.S. to return to the Paris climate accord.

The White House did not respond as of publication Friday to The Daily Signal’s inquiry on whether it would issue a statement in opposition to the Equality Act, which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has made a priority.

“A statement of administration policy is important in this case because this is such an unacceptable piece of legislation,” Travis Weber, vice president of policy for the Family Research Council, told The Daily Signal. “It’s an attack on women. It’s an attack on religious freedom. It’s important that the White House let Congress know this is unacceptable.”

“Silence on this would undercut the president’s other good work he has done supported by the American evangelical community,” Weber said.

The White House likely will eventually make Trump’s position known, said Rachel Bovard, former policy director for the Senate Steering Committee, who signed on to the statement.

“Everything I have heard suggests there will be” a White House statement, Bovard told The Daily Signal. “It’s significant that the White House clearly state it supports equal rights across the board, but this bill undermines rights of women and completely undermines the rights of people of faith.”

The Equality Act would add sexual orientation and gender identity to characteristics—race, color, religion, sex, and national origin—already protected from discrimination under the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

The Equality Act would also nullify the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, signed by President Bill Clinton, which prevents the government from encroaching on individuals’ religious liberty, opponents argue.

“This exacerbates already troubling trends which are silencing people of faith and limiting the autonomy of religious organizations,” argues the Conservative Action Project’s statement, which has 97 signators. “The ability of churches, synagogues, and mosques to employ people according to their religious beliefs will be severely limited.” […]

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Gay, Liberal Atheist Stephen Fry Labeled a “White Supremacist” For Using the OK Hand Sign

Gay, liberal atheist British television presenter Stephen Fry is being labeled a “white supremacist” because he did the OK hand sign.

Fry flashed up the dangerous symbol to promote Mental Health Awareness Week, tweeting, “Are you A.O.K?”

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Hundreds Protest Pennsylvania Lawmaker’s Attempts to Intimidate Pro-Lifers

Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims thought he could intimidate pro-lifers into silence by bullying them and posting video of these encounters online. Within days, he learned how wrong he was when hundreds of pro-life demonstrators turned out to protest his actions.

On May 2, Sims, a Democrat who represents a Philadelphia County district, posted video of an encounter between himself and an elderly woman who was praying outside a Planned Parenthood facility. For nearly nine minutes, Sims, a former college football player, “stalks, taunts, harasses and accuses the unnamed woman” and “repeatedly attempts to shove his smartphone camera in the woman’s face,” wrote LifeSiteNews…

Later, Sims offered a half-apology, saying he would try to “do better for the women of Pennsylvania.” However, he still argued that “pushing back against harassment and discrimination are a must, even when they’re uncomfortable.”

Unfortunately for Sims, his attempts to silence pro-lifers only succeeded in energizing them. On Friday, “hundreds” of pro-lifers turned out at the same Philadelphia Planned Parenthood clinic to protest Sims’ actions, with some of the protestors calling for his resignation, reported WCAU.

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Irish Government Health Body Tells Women to Flush Their Aborted Babies Down the Toilet

Ireland’s government health body has a section on its website that advises women to flush their aborted babies down the toilet.

Yes, really.

In a section entitled “pregnancy remains,” the Health Service Executive, which uses public funds for the provision of health and personal social services for everyone living in Ireland, tells women how to dispose of an unwanted fetus.

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Students Demand ‘Complete Removal’ of Professor Even After the School Cleared Him of Racist Behavior

Students at Virginia Commonwealth University are demanding the termination of a professor for allegedly racist behavior, even though the school conducted a full investigation that concluded the professor had not behaved in a racist manner.

The controversy surrounding Javier Tapia, an instructor in VCU’s art school, has been ongoing since last year. In the fall, Tapia called security on visiting professor Caitlin Cherry, who was eating breakfast in a faculty lounge at the time. Tapia told a security guard he believed that Cherry was a student. Cherry subsequently filed a racial discrimination complaint against Tapia; the school investigated it and determined that Tapia was not guilty of racial discrimination or bias.

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U. Of Toronto Psychiatry Prof Suspended by Twitter for Saying Transgenderism is a ‘Mental Disorder’

Blanchard’s suspension was later lifted after widespread outrage

University of Toronto Professor of Psychiatry Ray Blanchard, PhD, was temporarily suspended from Twitter on Sunday after sharing his professional position on transgenderism after a lifetime of research in the field.

Here’s the full statement Blanchard made which got him suspended:

Earlier today I wrote this thread in response to a follower who asked me, “What is your actual position on transgender people?” It looks like my reply has not been delivered to a single person besides the original inquirer, so I am reposting it here.

My beliefs include the following 6 elements:

1.   Transsexualism and milder forms of gender dysphoria are types of mental disorder, which may leave the individual with average or even above-average functioning in unrelated areas of life.
2.   Sex change surgery is still the best treatment for carefully screened, adult patients, whose gender dysphoria has proven resistant to other forms of treatment.
3.   Sex change surgery should not be considered for any patient until that patient has reached the age of 21 years and has lived for at least two years in the desired gender role.
4.   Gender dysphoria is not a sexual orientation, but it is virtually always preceded or accompanied by an atypical sexual orientation — in males, either homosexuality (sexual arousal by members of one’s own biological sex)… or autogynephilia (sexual arousal at the thought or image of oneself as a female).
5.   There are two main types of gender dysphoria in males, one associated with homosexuality and one associated with autogynephilia. Traditionally, the great bulk of female-to-male transsexuals has been homosexual in erotic object choice.
6.   The sex of a postoperative transsexual should be analogous to a legal fiction. This legal fiction would apply to some things (e.g., sex designation on a driver’s license) but not to others (entering a sports competition as one’s adopted sex).
 

Blanchard’s suspension was later lifted after widespread outrage.

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8 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/14/2019

  1. “A policeman in Texas got into an altercation with a woman, and then shot her dead after she managed to acquire his taser. Just before the officer fired, the woman shouted, “I’m pregnant!” Later forensic tests on her body showed that she was not in fact pregnant. The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.”

    Oh good. I read the news yesterday and considered it weird a pregnant woman would risk a hassle like that. And that aside, she tried to disarm an officer, so the consequences are her own fault.

  2. The success of Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party may not be something to celebrate. As the Irish Savant has reminded us in his blog.

    “But while he has made uncontrolled immigration a central plank of his platform (his ‘Breaking Point’ ad was game-changer) he’s actually a fan of the ‘right’ kind of immigration. That is from places like Africa and Pakistan rather than Europe. In other words the wrong kind of immigration. I saw him on a TV talk show reassuring some black ‘journalist’ that he supported immigration from ‘people like you’ and not from Latvians or Bulgarians. This from a BBC Leader interview “I have to confess I do have a slight preference. I do think, naturally, that people from India and Australia are in some ways more likely to speak English, understand common law and have a connection with this country than some people that come perhaps from countries that haven’t fully recovered from being behind the iron curtain.”

  3. .
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323675053_CHINA_AND_AUSTRALIA_HOSTILE_INVASION_OR_PEACEFUL_PENETRATION

    Respected academic Clive Hamilton realised something big was happening when, in 2016, it was revealed that wealthy Chinese businessmen linked to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had become the largest donors to both major Australian political parties. Hamilton began to investigate the Chinese government’s influence in Australia. What he found shocked him.

    From politics to culture, real estate to agriculture, universities to unions, and even in primary schools, he uncovered compelling evidence of the CCP’s infiltration of Australia. It is no exaggeration to say the CCP and Australian democracy are on a collision course, with the CCP determined to win, while Australia looks the other way.

    Thoroughly researched and powerfully argued, SILENT INVASION is a sobering examination of the mounting threats to democratic freedoms Australians have for too long taken for granted. Yes, China is important to Australia’s economic prosperity; but, Hamilton asks, how much is sovereignty as a nation worth?

    ‘Anyone keen to understand how China draws other countries into its sphere of influence should start with Silent Invasion. This is an important book for the future of Australia. But tug on the threads of China’s influence networks in Australia and its global network of influence operations starts to unravel.’ –Professor John Fitzgerald, author of Big White Lie: Chinese Australians in White Australia

    Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia Paperback – March 20, 2018
    by Clive Hamilton (Author), Alex Joske (Contributor)
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    https://www.cis.org.au/app/uploads/2018/06/34-2-ryan-dan.pdf

  4. In yesterday’s news compilation, I left a comment about the Moscow rabbi. Continued.

    https://mkisrael.co.il/social/2019/05/16/ravvin-goldshmidt-ogranichenie-religioznykh-prav-ne-imeet-nichego-obshhego-s-pravami-cheloveka.html

    Rabbi Goldschmidt: Restricting religious rights has nothing to do with human rights

    … In Antwerp, ended the second day of the Conference of the Council of Rabbis of Europe.

    During the panel discussion “Freedom of Religion in Europe”, a law recently passed in Belgium prohibiting the ritual slaughter of livestock, which restricts the religious rights of both the Jewish and Muslim communities, was discussed. The President of the Council of Rabbis of Europe, Chief Rabbi of Moscow Pinchas Goldschmidt, in his speech noted that this law is connected exclusively with the anti-immigration policy of European countries.

    “The ban on circumcision and ritual slaughter of livestock has nothing to do with protecting the rights of children and animals. This is a question of anti-immigration policy directed against Muslims. The Jews in this case are collateral damage, and such restrictions are anti-Semitic.

    Still, I recommend using the online translator and read the article to the end.

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