Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/19/2019

In the Swiss referendum on stricter gun control, more than 60% of voters favored tightening restrictions on firearms to align with EU regulations. Although Switzerland is not a member of the EU, its membership in the Schengen Zone might have been endangered if it had failed to tighten its gun laws.

In other news, according to the latest polls, Social Democrats in Sweden will face their worst-ever result in the European parliamentary elections.

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Financial Crisis
» America’s Top Cities Swamped in Debt, Chicago Leads the Way
 
USA
» 57% Believe Trump Likely to Win in 2020… Up From 54% a Month Ago, 46% in February
» A Constitutional Crisis, Part 1
» Candace Owens: Big Tech Trying to ‘Subvert a Mass Awakening’
» DC Comics Sends Cease & Desist Order Over Superhero Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Wonder Woman Comic Book
» Deep State’s Social Media Giants Panic — Behind the Deep State
» Expert Warns Yellowstone Eruption Could Kill Five Billion People
» Hart Bus Driver Stabbed to Death
» How the Media Business Works
» Ilhan Omar Says She’s Moving Back to Somalia, Plus Arnold Schwarzenegger Racially Attacked
» Kamala Harris Reiterates Her Anti-Gun Platform on CNN
» Lyin’ Joe Biden Jumps on the Dem/Socialist Caravan of Crazies
» Months After Police Raid, Arizona Parents Granted Custody of Their Children
» Over 1 Million Viewers Urge Remake of Game of Thrones Final Season “With Competent Writers”
» Pirro: Deep State to be ‘Exposed’ — ‘Grab Your Popcorn’
» Prescription for Violence: The Corresponding Rise of Antidepressants, SSRIs & Mass Shootings
» Republican Justin Amash Claims Donald Trump Engaged in ‘Impeachable Conduct, ‘ Rashida Tlaib Praises
» Shoplifter Finds Rachael Rollins’ No-Prosecute List Not at Work in Norfolk County
» Stanford Permits ‘Anti-Muslim’ Conservative Speaker… But Not Without Sharp Condemnation
» Students and Faculty Walk Out in Protest of Mike Pence Commencement Address
» The Epidemic of a Seared Conscience
» The Fight for America Begins, Trump Mobilizes the Military
» Tulsi Gabbard Says Boost From Putin Fans is “Fake News”
» VP Pence Renews Call for Omar’s Removal From House Foreign Affairs Committee
 
Canada
» Richmond Hill Dad, Son Arrested Over Explosive Device, Materials
 
Europe and the EU
» Austrian Media Suspects Western Intelligence — Possibly the US — Behind Leaked Video Damaging Ruling Conservative Government
» Big Tech Tyranny: Facebook is at it Again, Trying to Sway an Election
» Brexit Party: ‘Left Wing Mainstream Media’ Is in Denial Over EU Elections
» EU Elections to be ‘Biggest Revolution’ in UK Politics as Tories Face ‘Annihilation’
» Farage Blasts Pro-EU SNP Leader: ‘You Can’t be Independent and Governed by Mr Juncker and Monsieur Barnier!’
» German States to Ban Knives in Public Places Due to Drastic Surge in Attacks
» Italy’s Salvini Stakes Out Post as Europe’s Populist Leader
» Muslim Group Chucks Bricks at Tommy Robinson Supporters at Campaign Event
» Muslim Rioters Attack Tommy Robinson Voters With Bottles, Bricks in Oldham
» Pope Francis Thanks Media for Taking the Church to Task
» Sweden: Security Service Arrest Several Islamists Including Leader of Muslim School
» Sweden: Ruling Social Democrats Facing Worst Ever EU Election Result
» Swiss Hold Referendum on EU Attempt to Restrict Traditional Gun Rights
» Swiss Referendum Requires Voters to Decide Between Guns or Globalism
» Switzerland Gun Control: Voters Back EU Regulations
» Tiny Labour Party Protest Against Tommy Robinson in Heywood
» UK: Christians Offer to Cover Up Crosses and Picture of Jesus for Muslims to Celebrate Ramadan in Their Church
» UK: Doctor Could be Fired for Asking Muslim Woman to Remove Veil
» UK: Exclusive: Venue Hosted Labour, Cancels on Brexit Party Last Minute
 
Middle East
» Israeli Researchers: Turkey’s Greek, Armenian, And Assyrian Christians Destroyed by ‘30-Year Genocide’
 
Far East
» China State Run Media Broadcasts Anti-American Movies to Millions Amid Deepening Trade War
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Ayaan Understands Islam’s Jew-Hating Jihad for the Prophet
» Ayan Hirsi Ali Warns of Islamic Anti-Semitism
» Burkina Faso: The New Land of Islamic Jihad and Christian Slaughter
» Islamic State in West Africa Forming ‘Jihadist Proto-State’ In Nigeria
» Jihadist Gunmen Kill Six Including Priest in Burkina Faso Church Attack
 
Latin America
» Julian Assange’s Belongings ‘To be Handed to US’ — WikiLeaks
 
Immigration
» Americans Clueless About Border Invasion, Illegals Dumped Into the Heartland
» DNA Tests Reveal 30% of Suspected Fraudulent Migrant Families Were Unrelated
» Merkel: “Germany’s Future Depends on Immigration”
» Rapid DNA-Testing Reveals Third of Migrants Lying About Family Relationship to Children
» Tucker Carlson: Ilhan Omar Embodies Our ‘Failed Immigration System’
» UK: Border Force Officials Stop 52 Migrants in Four Dinghies Trying to Sneak Across Channel Into the UK as Pressure Grows on Government to Tackle the Issue
» UN Calls for 600 Million Migrants to Invade U.S.
 
Culture Wars
» Amy Klobuchar Smirks at Third Term Abortion
» Bill DeBlasio Wants You to Forget Pedophile Aide Jacob Schwartz
» Censorship: The Thought Police Are Coming for Your Classic Movies
» Medical Professionals Forced to Harm
» Popular PBS Cartoon Goes Gay With Same-Sex Wedding
» Rome’s March for Life Draws Its Largest Crowds Ever to Protest Abortion
» School Intimidated Into Dropping Daily “God Bless America” Declaration
» The College Board: Dumbing Down America
» The INEquality Act: How We Got Here, And What We Do About it
 

America’s Top Cities Swamped in Debt, Chicago Leads the Way

Taxpayers in America’s ten biggest cities face an average per taxpayer burden of $50,000 in debt incurred by the county, state and or “off-balance-sheet” transactions by city government entities, according to Truth in Accounting (TIA).

The taxpayer burden, TIA explains, is the amount residents would have to pay to cover all of a government’s debt. “When the unfunded debt of these underlying government units is combined with the county, municipal, and state debt, city taxpayers are on the hook for much more than they think,” according to TIA.

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

57% Believe Trump Likely to Win in 2020… Up From 54% a Month Ago, 46% in February

The number of voters believing President Trump will be re-elected in 2020 continues to grow.

The latest ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 57% of voters nationwide now believe it is at least somewhat likely President Trump will be successful in next year’s campaign. That’s up from 54% a month ago, 50% two month ago and 46% in February.

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

A Constitutional Crisis, Part 1

The Democrats have been screaming that President Trump is creating a constitutional crisis. Just like everything else the Democrats complain about it is they who have created the constitutional crisis. You know they blamed Trump of ‘colluding’ with Russia when in reality it was Hillary and the DNC who paid for the dossier and Hillary who sold Russia 20% of our uranium to Russia. I think Mueller stopped the investigation because all roads led to Hillary and Obama.

What we are seeing is the Democrat Party ignores the principles of our Founding Document, the Constitution. Our Constitution set guidelines for the federal government and anything not listed there is under the authority of the States. Our Federal government has very little it has authority over. Protecting the citizens is the most important duty of the federal government yet they have ignored that duty for decades. Reagan attempted to get border security in 1986 but Senator Schumer saw to it that it never happened. He has blocked any type of border security since. It is a never-ending source of voters for the Democrat Party that he does not want stopped…

The Democrat Party has a long record of ignoring the principles and guidelines of the Constitution. Woodrow Wilson took our economic system and gave it to a foreign organization. The Federal Reserve isn’t federal, and it isn’t a reserve, it is an organization that controls our interest rates and our money supply. He stated after he had allowed the formation of the Federal Reserve: “I am a most unhappy man; I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of Credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all of our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Candace Owens: Big Tech Trying to ‘Subvert a Mass Awakening’

“Facebook is attempting to manufacture a virtual reality for the Democrats by silencing voices that run counter to their Party mission.”

Pundit and black conservative activist Candace Owens blasted big tech bias after Breitbart News’ exclusive story that she has been placed on a list of “hate agents” maintained by Facebook.

Yesterday, a source at Facebook exclusively spoke to Breitbart News about the “hate agents” list, which includes a number of prominent recently-banned individuals including Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, and Alex Jones.

A Facebook spokeswoman confirmed the existence of the list, but denied that Candace Owens has been investigated. The spokeswoman also emphasized that a recent seven-day ban of Owens was a mistake and has been reversed.

“More and more Americans are waking up to, and rejecting the fantastical ideology of the Left. What we’re seeing now are social media companies that are desperate to help subvert a mass awakening” Owens said in a comment to Breitbart News.

“Facebook is attempting to manufacture a virtual reality for the Democrats by silencing voices that run counter to their Party mission, which is to get rid of President Trump and to turn America into a socialist country.”

[Comment: She is 100% correct. ]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

DC Comics Sends Cease & Desist Order Over Superhero Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Wonder Woman Comic Book

In February, I wrote about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ascent to superhero status: Devil’s Due Comics had announced the release of its planned “mother of all one-off commemorative comics: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And The Freshman Force. Issue #1, ‘New Party: Who Dis?’“

That’s right — a woman elected to Congress was best summed up with the quote “Who Dis?”

Well, the answer to “Who Dis” turned out…to be dis:

“Dis is DC Comics. We’re suing you.”

Devil’s Due is in hot water for portraying AOC as the real Wonder-Woman in one of its cover variations.

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

Deep State’s Social Media Giants Panic — Behind the Deep State

The Deep State is in full panic mode about the truth that is coming out via social media. And so, the Big Tech giants — Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Instagram, and more — have escalated their censorship campaigns to a whole new level. In this episode of Behind the Deep State, host Alex Newman explains what is driving the Deep State’s paranoid efforts to smash all dissent. And more importantly, he explains why this is actually good news. The Deep State’s propaganda machine no longer controls the narrative, and the Deep State knows it. It’s a great time to be alive. You will not want to miss this latest episode!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Expert Warns Yellowstone Eruption Could Kill Five Billion People

When does a disaster go from ‘natural’ to ‘the mother of all’ disasters’? When it’s the next eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. That’s according to a leading volcano expert from Poland who wants the United States to start thinking ‘when’ not ‘if’ and developing an evacuation plan for an eruption that he predicts could kill five billion people.

“The only thing you can do is evacuate people to another continent.”

In a recent interview with Poland’s WP Media, Dr. Jerzy Zaba, professor of geological sciences and head of the Department of General Geology at the University of Silesia in Katowice, explains why a Yellowstone “Superwulk” eruption would be far more destructive and deadly to life on Earth than most other experts are willing to consider. He starts by comparing it to a recent supervolcano event — the Toba supereruption about 75,000 years ago in Sumatra, Indonesia, which was one of the largest known eruptions.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hart Bus Driver Stabbed to Death

Tampa police have charged a man with the fatal stabbing.

TAMPA — A Tampa man has been accused of stabbing a HART bus driver to death, accroding to the Tampa Police Department.

Justin Ryan McGriff, 35, of Tampa, was charged with one count each of First Degree Murder and Resisting Arrest without Violence. The decision to charge McGriff with the murder came today (May 19) after McGriff had been arrested shortly after Saturday’s (May 18) murder and accused of resisting arrest.

Police said the murder happened about 4:12 p.m. when a passenger on a southbound bus belonging to the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority stabbed the driver.

Police said the suspect got off the bus and ran west toward I-275.

TPD officers spotted a man fitting the description given by a witness and approached the man, who was later identified as McGriff. Police said he fled and ran under the Interstate, and then on to I-275 where he was caught along the southbound lanes…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

How the Media Business Works

Cash infusions from George Soros keep failing far-left networks afloat

Advancing the narrative is far more important than making a profit.

Case in point, Vox on May 8 ran an article titled, “Disney put more than $400 million into Vice Media. Now it says that investment is worthless”:

Just a few years ago, big media companies were falling over themselves to bet on Vice Media. Disney made the biggest bet, by putting more than $400 million into the swashbuckling digital publisher.

Now, Disney says all of the money it put into Vice has been incinerated: In investor filings Wednesday, Disney said it no longer thinks it will ever get any return on the investment it made in Vice — a company that at one point was supposedly worth $5.7 billion.

Even though their propaganda outlet is losing money hand over fist, George Soros and a group of investors poured $250 million into the outlet just days earlier.

From NewsBusters on May 8, “Soros Investment Helps Bail Out Flailing Vice Media”:

Vice Media just got some help from the biggest funder of the left: billionaire George Soros.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ilhan Omar Says She’s Moving Back to Somalia, Plus Arnold Schwarzenegger Racially Attacked

Alex Jones explains the latest developments with controversial far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), including her call for total open borders in America, and breaks down the racial attack against former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger during a sports convention in Johannesburg, South Africa.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Kamala Harris Reiterates Her Anti-Gun Platform on CNN

On Sunday Democrat presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) reiterated her position on gun control on CNN’s State of the Union: “I’m proposing … that if by my 100th day in office when elected president of the United States, if the United States Congress fails to put a bill on my desk … then I’m prepared to take executive action because that’s what’s needed: Action.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Lyin’ Joe Biden Jumps on the Dem/Socialist Caravan of Crazies

Aside from expecting to deliver President Donald Trump’s head on a silver platter to slobbering Democrats, former vice president Joe Biden is in the 2020 presidential race because most people who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, will now vote for Biden.

The DNC, who know this, see Biden as their only chance to regain control of the power they lost in 2016.

In a speech Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia, Biden offered his “unity” as an alternative to “Trump’s hatred”.

The Democrats have come full circle: Everything is Donald Trump’s fault— including the two-and-a-half year HateFest that followed Hillary Clinton’s humiliating 2016 defeat.

While Joker Joe wasn’t wearing a pink pussy cap at the Big Women’s March, the first day after Trump’s inauguration, he was certainly cheering the marchers on from whatever comfy corner he hunkered down in at the time.

Politics is not only a bloodsport, it’s Propaganda 101, making people what they see on television. In many, small Canadian towns after Inauguration Day 2017, you couldn’t walk into most any barbershop, supermarket or restaurant without hearing someone say: ‘Donald Trump’s a “misogynist”, a “racist” or a “capitalist pig!”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Months After Police Raid, Arizona Parents Granted Custody of Their Children

Two parents in Chandler, Arizona, have been granted custody over their children months after the kids were taken into state custody because the parents failed to bring their sick toddler to the hospital. Despite the custody order, however, the state continues to retain all decision-making authority over the children.

Approximately three months ago, police officers raided the home of Sarah Beck and Brooks Bryce (shown) and took their children into state custody because the couple failed to heed a doctor’s suggestion to bring their two-year-old toddler, Heber, to the doctor.

On February 25, Beck, who was pregnant at the time but has since delivered her fourth baby, and her partner, Bryce, had taken Heber to the doctor for a fever of 105 degrees and were instructed by the doctor to bring the baby to the hospital because Heber was unvaccinated and the doctor feared the child had meningitis. The doctor reportedly called the hospital to alert them to the child’s arrival, but by the time Beck had left the doctor’s office, she states that the child was markedly improved and that his temperature had dropped dramatically.

Beck decided a trip to the emergency room was unnecessary. The parents also noted that an emergency room visit would have cost them $2,500, money that they did not see fit to spend for a child that appeared to be healthy and recovering.

By the time Heber went to bed that evening, his temperature was down to 100 degrees.

Upon learning that the parents did not bring Heber to the hospital, the child’s pediatrician contacted the Department of Child Safety (DCS), which then enlisted the help of local police.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Over 1 Million Viewers Urge Remake of Game of Thrones Final Season “With Competent Writers”

With the much-anticipated finale of Game of Thrones just hours away, angry fans are demanding a remake of the highly successful series’ last season.

As of Sunday evening, 1.07 million people had signed a Change.org petition saying the hit HBO series “deserves a final season that makes sense.”

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

Pirro: Deep State to be ‘Exposed’ — ‘Grab Your Popcorn’

Saturday on Fox News Channel’s “Justice,” host Jeanine Pirro predicted the so-called “deep state” was on the verge of being exposed, which she called “true reality TV.”

During her “Opening Statement” segment, Pirro called former FBI Director James Comey the “head” of what she likened to a crime family, adding that he and others in that “crime family” were arrogant and believed they were above the law.

“We are not going quietly into the night. Grab your popcorn, Junior Mints or whatever makes you happy,” Pirro said. “The real show is about to begin. This will be true reality TV — no scripts, no rehearsals, just a gang of criminals pointing fingers at each other to save their own hides. A version of true crime and reality show ‘Survivor’ — the deep state exposed.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Prescription for Violence: The Corresponding Rise of Antidepressants, SSRIs & Mass Shootings

When the media and politicians focus their ire on guns, specifically what types of guns are used, such as AR-styles, carbines, semi-automatics, and “high capacity” handguns, in the wake of such tragedies the American public are being intentionally drawn into an emotionally charged debate about legal gun ownership (irrespective of whether the murderer’s gun was legally or illegally obtained). This debate leads them away from the elephant in the room and one of the real issues behind mass shootings — mental health and prescription drugs.

Ignoring what’s going on in the heads of these psychopaths not only allows mass shootings to continue, it leads to misguided gun control laws that violate the Second Amendment and negate the rights of law-abiding U.S. citizens. As Jeff Snyder put it in The Washington Times:

“But to ban guns because criminals use them is to tell the innocent and law-abiding that their rights and liberties depend not on their own conduct, but on the conduct of the guilty and the lawless, and that the law will permit them to have only such rights and liberties as the lawless will allow.”

Violence, especially random violence, is a complex manifestation of various thoughts, feelings, and external factors. When a multivariate analysis of these factors is conducted, it becomes apparent that it’s not just mental health issues that are leading to such an increase. There may be an underlying substance which plays a role in a high percentage of these violent acts — the use of prescription antidepressants, specifically selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs.

At first glance, it makes sense that those involved in mass shootings may be taking antidepressants, as they’re clearly suffering from some sort of mental health issue. But the issue with SSRIs runs much deeper than just a random mental health break. These drugs are a prescription for violent crimes, and that’s a story the anti-gun media and politicians don’t want to talk about…

In fact, depression in particular doesn’t lead to violence, yet since the increase in SSRI antidepressants being widely prescribed, the rise in mass shootings has increased right along with it. And evidence shows that many mass shooters were either taking or had recently taken SSRIs.

Here are just some examples:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Republican Justin Amash Claims Donald Trump Engaged in ‘Impeachable Conduct, ‘ Rashida Tlaib Praises

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) became the first Republican congressman to accuse President Donald Trump of engaging in “impeachable conduct,” citing findings laid out in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on now-debunked collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election…

In contrast, Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel criticized Amash’s remarks, saying that it’s “sad to see Congressman Amash parroting the Democrats’ talking points on Russia.”

“The only people still fixated on the Russia collusion hoax are political foes of President Trump hoping to defeat him in 2020 by any desperate means possible,” added McDaniel. “Voters in Amash’s district strongly support this President, and would rather their Congressman work to support the President’s policies that have brought jobs, increased wages and made life better for Americans.”

[Comment: Another RINO.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Shoplifter Finds Rachael Rollins’ No-Prosecute List Not at Work in Norfolk County

An admitted career crook who saw the news about Suffolk DA Rachael Rollins’ no-prosecute list on a jailhouse TV couldn’t believe it when cops in Weymouth slapped cuffs on him for shoplifting $126 worth of goods from a Stop & Shop.

“It’s not a crime, I thought. I saw it on TV when I was in prison,” Glenn Kerivan griped to the Herald on Thursday.

Kerivan, a 59-year-old Arlington man who the cops describe as having a “lengthy” criminal history, was arrested May 9 for shoplifting in a Weymouth store, to which he pleaded guilty the next day and was issued a $500 fine.

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

Stanford Permits ‘Anti-Muslim’ Conservative Speaker… But Not Without Sharp Condemnation

Administrators at Stanford University wrote an open letter denouncing a conservative speaker visiting its campus, but still allowed him to speak on campus Tuesday night.

Susie Brubaker-Cole, vice provost for student affairs and Tiffany Steinwert, dean of religious life, co-authored a blog post criticizing conservative podcaster Andrew Klavan of The Daily Wire for his “anti-Muslim sentiment.” The Stanford administrators wrote that, in a YouTube video, Klavan “distorts the tenets of the Muslim faith, equating Islam with violence and barbarism.”

“We stand firmly against vilification of Islam,” the administrators wrote.

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

Students and Faculty Walk Out in Protest of Mike Pence Commencement Address

Dozens of students and faculty members at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana walked out of a graduation ceremony ahead of Vice President Mike Pence’s commencement address on Saturday, according to a report.

The Indianapolis Star reports the planned protest came after intense debate over the “appropriateness” of the vice president’s speech before the nondenominational Christian liberal arts school.

[Comment: Products of successful communist indoctrination. Many so called “Christian” universities lean left — communist ideology taught, pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage,etc. In fact, the only thing Christian is the word Christian in the schools name.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Epidemic of a Seared Conscience

Nobody has the right to not be offended. That right doesn’t exist in any declaration I have ever read.

Many Americans have been propagandized to the extent that they now form an entire subclass — the perpetually offended. What are the signs? One of the most glaring signs of this new genre of the walking infantile is the belief, often expressed by aggressive and even violent behavior, that anyone or thing that offends them ought not to be allowed to exist.

People that think this way apparently believe that the universe operates according to their ideology. They have no real justification for believing this way. They can’t point to any standard of moral reasoning, logical analysis, or time-tested system of thought that supports their viewpoint. They further demonstrate their ignorance by believing everyone would be better off believing like they do. Remarkable, they think they are the modern equivalent of the knights of old, riding in to rescue the damsels in distress, in this case culture, civility, and the American way. The truth that these individuals cannot grasp is something much different.

Here is a case in point: Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students were recently arrested and charged with assault. What led to their arrests? They were arrested after they physically and violently attacked a pro-life activist who was on the campus with Created Equal, a group that uses dialogue to attempt to persuade people that abortion is the murder of unborn human beings. One of the strategies that Created Equal uses is the prominent display of actual pictures of the dismembered bodies of babies, the result of “choice” as abortion is euphemistically called by those attempting to disguise the barbaric truth of what abortion is and does to the preborn human.

Pictures of babies who have suffered the cruelest fate imaginable are a powerful reminder of the truth of what abortion really is. Pictures leave no room for debate about abortion being “women’s reproductive healthcare” as the brainwashed like to call it. Abortion ends the life of the baby and therefore trying to obfuscate this truth by calling it “reproductive healthcare” is idiocy.

The university students mentioned above were shocked when law enforcement officers arrested them. They could not believe that their noble cause of violently opposing and assaulting pro-life individuals resulted in arrest. One of the students said, “I cannot believe this is happening,” referring to her arrest…

What has happened to a great number of men and women in America is that their conscience has become seared. Their mind is in a state of depreciating ability to grasp morality personally and interpersonally. They have become incapable of moral reasoning and logical analysis that lead to guilt or shame related to their thinking and behavior. They are being turned over to the darkness they crave and prostitute themselves to and on behalf of.

Depending on the severity of the behavior, psychologists call this psychopathic or sociopathic behavior. The difference between the two is that a psychopath has no conscience remaining. The psychopath’s conscience is completely seared and devoid of any emotion of shame or guilt associated with their behavior. Ironically, Hollywood glamorizes this behavior, giving tacit approval to the violent and murderous results of psychopathic people.

The sociopath has a small amount of conscience remaining. This person might still feel a twinge of guilt but not enough to stop their evil behavior. Both the psychopath and sociopath are dangerous to others with which they interact and especially those with whom they disagree. Courtrooms across this nation are filled with cases involving the egregious behavior of people with little to no functioning conscience.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Fight for America Begins, Trump Mobilizes the Military

President prepares to regain control of southern border

President Trump now faces some of the most important tests of his presidency with the Deep State’s coup now exposed as well as the continued border crisis. Mike Adam’s joins Alex to explain why Americans should support Trump now more than ever.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Tulsi Gabbard Says Boost From Putin Fans is “Fake News”

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) said on Sunday that reports claiming pro-putin Russophiles giving her 2020 presidential campaign a boost is “fake news,” though she added that conflict with the Kremlin is not productive.

Speaking to ABC‘s George Stephanopoulos, Gabbard said that deteriorating relationships with nuclear-armed countries such as Russia and China “has brought us to a very dangerous point,” reports The Hill. She added that, if elected, she would “end these counterproductive and wasteful regime change wars,” and would “work to end this new Cold War and nuclear arms race.”

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

VP Pence Renews Call for Omar’s Removal From House Foreign Affairs Committee

During a May 10 interview on Fox News, Vice President Mike Pence renewed his calls for the removal of Minnesota’s radical Muslim Democrat congresswoman Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Speaking on Fox and Friends, Pence recalled that Omar “has made statements, anti-Semitic comments … against our most cherished ally Israel, that ought to be rejected by every American.”

As reported by Lifezette.com, among those comments was Omar’s statement in late February, in which she “complained about why it wasn’t ‘OK’ for her to talk about the ‘political influence’ Jewish Americans have had in ‘influencing’ U.S. policies.”

Said Omar in reference to the Jewish lobby in America: “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country. I want to ask why is it okay for me to talk about the influence of the NRA, of fossil fuel industries, or Big Pharma — and not talk about a powerful lobbying movement that is influencing policy?”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Richmond Hill Dad, Son Arrested Over Explosive Device, Materials

A Richmond Hill father and son have been arrested after cops allegedly confiscated hazardous, explosive materials, along with an explosive device from a local residence.

Last Thursday, York Regional Police began an investigation after receiving information regarding a suspect who was being investigated by United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

Detectives executed a search warrant Friday at a residence on Larratt Lane and located a quantity of hazardous, explosive materials as well as a detonator device.

“This is shocking,” said neighbor Jill Garazi. “They have lived there for six years and they have always been very nice people.”

The family told neighbors they were originally from Iran.

           — Hat tip: MB [Return to headlines]
 

Austrian Media Suspects Western Intelligence — Possibly the US — Behind Leaked Video Damaging Ruling Conservative Government

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called for snap elections after a two-year-old video was released in the German press this weekend showing his coalition partner Heinz-Christian Strache discussing contracts with a woman posing as a Russian oligarch’s niece.

The video is two years old and just dropped days before the EU elections.

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

Big Tech Tyranny: Facebook is at it Again, Trying to Sway an Election

Big tech companies absolutely can sway elections, warned an expert last year. And after suppressing conservative content during the 2018 election cycle, Facebook is now at it again. Just two weeks before the upcoming European elections, the “social media” behemoth has banned what Breitbart describes as “23 major populist Italian pages with 2.5 million followers.”

According to Voice of Europe (VOE), “The vast majority of the 23 pages … banned supported Italy’s currently governing coalition made up right and left wing populist parties.” Moreover, fully half were in support of rightist entities Lega (the League) and the 5-star movement, Italian website La Stampa reports.

Facebook justified the move by claiming the sites peddled “fake news,” “‘hate speech,’ and ‘divisive content’ regarding vaccines, immigrants, and Jewish people,” VOE relates. The site continues:

Apparently, the tech giant’s decision to ban these pages was informed by a report which was created by a leftist NGO by the name of Avaaz, which claims to focus on environmental campaigns and what they regard as ‘human rights’.

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Brexit Party: ‘Left Wing Mainstream Media’ Is in Denial Over EU Elections

Brexit Party candidate Lane-Nott, who as well as standing for the Brexit Party in the South-West of England has vowed to stand against theoretically neutral Parliament speaker John Bercow in the next set of Westminster elections, said the BBC was demonstrating their bias with the lineup.

He told the audience at a party rally in Taunton, Somerset on Saturday: “let’s be clear, we all know that most of the mainstream media is [in favour of] Remain, most of the mainstream media is left-wing. Look at the Marr programme, appalling journalism, and it is appalling for the BBC to allow it to go on.

“In some cases, they are in denial, they don’t think it will happen. The same way they didn’t think we would vote to leave.”

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EU Elections to be ‘Biggest Revolution’ in UK Politics as Tories Face ‘Annihilation’

THE CONSERVATIVE Party is heading not just for defeat, but for “annihilation” in Thursday’s European elections, and the vote could cause the “biggest revolution in our political system”, says a Tory MEP.

According to a detailed YouGov survey published this week, the Conservatives are in fifth place behind the Brexit Party, Labour, the Lib Dems and the Greens. The poll, with more than 7,000 respondents who were surveyed between May 12-16, shows that the Tories are heading “not just for defeat, but for annihilation” in the forthcoming EU vote, according to Tory MEP Daniel Hannan. Tories are expected to receive just nine percent of votes, according to the poll, and Mr Hannan argues that if correct, such a small proportion of the vote would be a “knockout blow” for the governing party — and they would be unlikely to pick itself up again.

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Farage Blasts Pro-EU SNP Leader: ‘You Can’t be Independent and Governed by Mr Juncker and Monsieur Barnier!’

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage gave the leader of Scotland’s left-wing, anti-Brexit, pro-mass migration Scottish National Party (SNP) both barrels in a rally in Edinburgh, saying her independence aspirations were totally at odds with her desire for Scotland to remain subject to the European Union and its diktats.

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German States to Ban Knives in Public Places Due to Drastic Surge in Attacks

Two regions in Germany are seriously considering banning the carrying of knives in public places due to a recent outbreak of violent knife attacks.

The states Lower Saxony and Bremen have both said that they will be looking into the implementation of a ban on carrying knives. Both states have drafted legislation for the Federal Council that would make it illegal to carry knives in areas like train stations, shopping centers, and at public events, according to a report by the German newspaper Die Welt.

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Italy’s Salvini Stakes Out Post as Europe’s Populist Leader

Italy’s anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini led a rally of right-wing populist leaders Saturday seeking historic results in next week’s European Parliament elections in their bid to transform European politics.

Salvini, the head of Italy’s right-wing League party, has positioned himself at the forefront of a growing movement of nationalist leaders seeking to free the European Union’s 28 nations from what he called Brussels’ “illegal occupation.”

He pledged to close Europe’s borders to migrants if the League wins not just the most votes of any party in Italy, but also of Europe.

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Muslim Group Chucks Bricks at Tommy Robinson Supporters at Campaign Event

Violent protesters with the Muslim Defense League threw bricks indiscriminately at Tommy Robinson supporters at a campaign event outside Manchester, England.

The attack was captured on video by multiple witnesses, and was even live streamed by the MDL on Saturday.

Nearly a dozen police officers at the scene appeared to do nothing to quell the violence.

Rebel Media reporter tweeted that she was struck by an egg and a rock thrown by the MDL.

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Muslim Rioters Attack Tommy Robinson Voters With Bottles, Bricks in Oldham

During a campaign stop in Oldham, Tommy Robinson supporters were swarmed by self-identified Muslim protesters — but this was no ordinary, peaceful protests.

Approximately 100 men, dressed mostly in black, and many wearing face masks and keffiyehs, disrupted Tommy’s rally.

First they threw eggs, then tossed bottles and bricks at Tommy’s supporters, including women and children.

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Pope Francis Thanks Media for Taking the Church to Task

ROME — “I want to tell you how much I respect your work, the Church respects it, even when you touch a sore point, and the sore point may be in the ecclesial community,” Pope Francis told journalists Saturday.

In his meeting with the Foreign Press Association, the pope encouraged journalists to do their jobs with integrity, honesty, and humility, seeking above all to inform their readers or viewers of the truth, no matter how hard that may be.

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Sweden: Security Service Arrest Several Islamists Including Leader of Muslim School

Swedish security service Säpo say they have arrested five radical Islamists in a short period of time, with one of those arrested being one of the main leaders of an Islamic school in western Sweden.

The principal of the school said that the arrest of the man, whose identity was not published in a report by Swedish broadcaster SVT, would not affect the functioning of the school itself, refusing to comment further on the matter.

Lawyer Lars-Erik Olsson, who previously represented the arrested man, said, “We have not had any contact now, and I also do not know if he will have the opportunity to contact me,” adding, “It does not take much for you to be designated when you are a Muslim.”

Gabriel Wernstedt, press secretary at Säpo, was also tight-lipped on the case, saying, “We never comment on individuals when it comes to our intelligence work.”

Wernstedt did not comment on the fact that several radical imams in Sweden have also been detained.

[Comment: Most of the horses already left the barn. Mass migration is the root of the problem. Politicians who stand up and say things like ‘there will be less white people and this is a good thing’ need to be ousted.]

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Sweden: Ruling Social Democrats Facing Worst Ever EU Election Result

The ruling Swedish Social Democrats could be facing their worst European Parliament election result ever, according to a new poll that puts the populist Sweden Democrats on a near equal footing.

The poll, released by Sifo, shows the Social Democrats on just 21.9 per cent, down from their 2014 result of 24.2 per cent, Swedish newspaper Goteborgs-Posten reports.

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Swiss Hold Referendum on EU Attempt to Restrict Traditional Gun Rights

Swiss voters are casting ballots in a referendum to decide whether to enact new restrictions on guns and line up with Switzerland’s partners in the European visa-free travel zone who have already tightened gun rules following extremist attacks in Europe.

The proposal could require regular training on the use of firearms, special waivers for possession of some semi-automatic weapons and serial-numbering of major parts of some guns to help track them.

Supporters, including the Swiss parliament and executive branch, say similar measures adopted by the European Union after deadly extremist attacks in France are needed to ensure strong police cooperation and economic ties with Switzerland’s partners in Europe’s Schengen zone of visa-free travel.

Switzerland is in the Schengen zone but is not one of the EU’s 28 nations.

The issue, part of Switzerland’s regular referendums that give voters a direct say in policymaking, has stoked passions in a country with a proud tradition of gun ownership and sport shooting, and where veterans of obligatory military service for men can take home their service weapons after their tours of duty.

Opponents of the measure insist it will do little to stop terrorism. They say it will crack down mainly on lawful gun owners and ram through what they perceive as the latest diktat from Brussels on the rich Alpine country.

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Swiss Referendum Requires Voters to Decide Between Guns or Globalism

On May 19, Swiss citizens will go to the polls to vote on a referendum that would decide whether or not to allow restrictions on the Alpine country’s gun policies.

It might seems odd to most readers that a country renowned for its relaxed gun laws would consider a tightening those laws.

What readers should know is that Switzerland didn’t just draw this decision out of thin air. No, the Swiss people will be deciding whether to adopt or to refuse the European Union’s revised Firearms Directive.

According to the European Union’s website explaining the mandates of the Firearms Directive, the following additional restrictions on the right to own firearms are imposed:

[comment: Swiss should keep the guns and reject globalism.]

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Switzerland Gun Control: Voters Back EU Regulations

Voters in Switzerland have backed a tightening of gun laws to conform with European Union regulations.

Almost 64% of voters in Sunday’s referendum supported tougher restrictions on semi-automatic and automatic weapons, final results show.

Switzerland is not an EU member, but risked removal from the open-border Schengen Area if it had voted “no”.

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Tiny Labour Party Protest Against Tommy Robinson in Heywood

During his campaign stop in Heywood, UK, independent MEP hopeful Tommy Robinson was greeted by a small group of protesters against “fascism”.

The mostly white, elderly group of about twenty chanted, “Black and white, united and fight! Kick the racist out!”

As usual, when asked to cite examples of Tommy Robinson’s “racism,” the protesters became tongue-tied.

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UK: Christians Offer to Cover Up Crosses and Picture of Jesus for Muslims to Celebrate Ramadan in Their Church

A Church of England vicar has been criticised for organising a celebration Ramadan in her parish church.

The Reverend Lissa Scott agreed for the celebration of the Muslim fast to take place in St Matthew and St Luke’s church in Darlington.

As part of the event, the Reverend agreed to ‘cover up’ the church’s cross and a copy of The Light of the World, a well-known devotional painting of Jesus by the pre-Raphaelite artist William Holman Hunt.

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UK: Doctor Could be Fired for Asking Muslim Woman to Remove Veil

The 23-year career of a family doctor hangs in the balance after he reportedly asked a Muslim woman to remove a veil covering her mouth, so that he could better understand what she was saying about the condition of her ill child.

The GP, Dr Keith Wolverson, explained that he could not hear the woman properly through her niqab, a veil covering the face from the eyes down, and asked her politely to remove it while she was describing her daughter’s illness.

“I found it difficult to understand what the woman was saying behind her veil, so politely asked her to remove it [as] I needed to hear what was wrong with her daughter so I could offer the safest possible care,” he explained.

Dr Wolverson said that she had obliged and that there had not been an issue when he initially asked, but half an hour later the woman’s husband arrived at the surgery and lodged a complaint against the doctor with his supervisors.

The husband claimed that his wife had been left in tears by the incident and felt that she had been “victimized and racially discriminated against”.

He alleges that Doctor Wolverson gave her a “dirty look” when asking her to remove the veil and had refused to continue the appointment unless she complied, and the woman claims she told the doctor she was uncomfortable doing so due to her religious beliefs.

The complaint has now been formally taken up with the General Medical Council (GMC) and may even result in the doctors’ dismissal. Dr Wolverson said that the process could “ruin me”.

Dr Wolverson went on to call the claims of racism “outrageous” and said, “I’m not racist. This is nothing to do with race, religion or skin colour — it’s about clarity of communication.”

[Comment: If the lady has a sore throat — how could the doctor so his job then?]

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UK: Exclusive: Venue Hosted Labour, Cancels on Brexit Party Last Minute

The poll-topping Brexit Party has vowed the show must go on after the venue it hired for a campaign rally cancelled the booking at short notice, claiming they don’t host political meetings — despite previously hosting the left-liberal Labour Party.

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Israeli Researchers: Turkey’s Greek, Armenian, And Assyrian Christians Destroyed by ‘30-Year Genocide’

Turkey’s Greek, Armenian, and Assyrian Christians, which predominated in the region before its colonisation by Turkic Muslims, were subjected to a “staggered campaign of genocide” from 1894 to 1924, which reduced them from 20 per cent of the population to less than 2 per cent, according to Israeli researchers.

Dr Benny Morris and Dr Dror Ze’evi, of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba, Israel, say that the British, French, Turkish, and U.S. archives, along with “some Greek materials” and German and Austro-Hungarian foreign ministry papers, confirm “Turkey’s Armenian, Greek and Assyrian (or Syriac) communities disappeared as a result of a staggered campaign of genocide beginning in 1894, perpetrated against them by their Muslim neighbours.”

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China State Run Media Broadcasts Anti-American Movies to Millions Amid Deepening Trade War

With the trade war between the US and China suddenly erupting after a 5-month ceasefire, CCTV 6, the movie channel of China’s leading state television broadcaster, aired three anti-American movies last week, reported What’s On Weibo.

The three movies are Korean war films: Heroic Sons and Daughters (1964), Battle on Shangganling Mountain (1954), and Surprise Attack (1960), which aired about one week after President Trump raised an existing 10% tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25%.

All last week, anti-American propaganda flourished across the country, with the slogan “Wanna talk? Let’s talk. Wanna fight? Let’s do it. Wanna bully us? Dream on!” going viral on Chinese social media platforms.

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Ayaan Understands Islam’s Jew-Hating Jihad for the Prophet

by Andrew G. Bostom9

Speaking at the Jewish Public Library in Montreal, on May 13, 2019, Somali ex-Muslim conscientious objector to Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, warned her capacity audience that the “scale and scope” of Islamic Antisemitism remains incomprehensible to most Westerners, rendering this ugly, burning hatred even more dangerous.

“Little attention is paid (to it) and that is a pity because it is the most zealous, most potent Jew hatred. It both condemns Jews wholesale and seeks to destroy the State of Israel.”

She further maintained that the majority of Muslims have not learned “to think for themselves” and are fearful of disagreeing with what Islam’s prophet Muhammad dictated. As Ayaan Hirsi Ali clearly suggested, it is the deep abiding hatred for Jews Muhammad instilled in Islam, which even present day Muslims “fear” rejecting, that animates both the global pandemic of extreme Muslim Antisemitism which hard survey data confirm, and the relentless jihad to annihilate Jewish Israel…

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Ayan Hirsi Ali Warns of Islamic Anti-Semitism

Islamic anti-Semitism is of a “scale and scope” that most people in the West do not understand and is therefore all the more insidious, the controversial critic of the Muslim religion, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, told a capacity audience at the Jewish Public Library (JPL) in Montreal on May 13.

The Somali-born Ali, 49, grew up being told that Jews were evil and reflexively hated them, even though she had never met one. In her teens, she joined the Muslim Brotherhood, in which she was indoctrinated to believe that Jews were a sub-human enemy and that their state occupies Muslim lands and must be destroyed.

After fleeing to avoid a forced marriage, Ali found refuge in the Netherlands, where her views were transformed. She became an activist for Muslim women’s rights and was elected to the Dutch parliament.

She wrote the short, but incendiary, 2004 film Submission, a critique of Islam’s subjugation of women, whose director, Theo van Gogh, was murdered by a Muslim fundamentalist.

Ali’s 2007 memoir is called Infidel and her most recent book is Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now.

Today, she lives in the United States, is married to British historian Niall Ferguson and is a fellow of the Washington, D.C.-based American Enterprise Institute…

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Burkina Faso: The New Land of Islamic Jihad and Christian Slaughter

Last Sunday, May 12, in the small West African nation of Burkina Faso, as many as 30 armed Islamic terrorists stormed a Catholic church, slaughtered at least six Christian worshippers — including the officiating priest — then burned the church to the ground.

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Islamic State in West Africa Forming ‘Jihadist Proto-State’ In Nigeria

Members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a Boko Haram offshoot, are employing their growing power and influence to establish a “jihadist proto-state” in northern Nigeria, a non-governmental organization (NGO) reported this week.

In 2016, Boko Haram split from ISWAP over leadership differences. Unlike Boko Haram, ISWAP has cultivated support among local civilians, allowing the terrorist group to turn the neglected communities into a source of economic aid.

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Jihadist Gunmen Kill Six Including Priest in Burkina Faso Church Attack

Between 20 and 30 Islamic militants attacked a Catholic church in the town of Dablo in the northern portion of Burkina Faso on Sunday. The attack is the third of its kind in the last five weeks. After firing on the congregation, the attackers burned the church.

Among those killed were the church’s priest, Father Sim?on Yampa, and church elders. Troops were sent to quell the uprising, but they had to travel 30 miles to get there. By the time reinforcements arrived, the damage had already been done.

The Vatican reports that Yampa’s funeral was held today.

Formerly known as Upper Volta, Burkina Faso is a tiny landlocked nation in West Africa. It was once considered a bastion of religious freedom in Africa. But since 2015, Islamic militants have been engaged in efforts to destabilize the government…

The jihadists aren’t limiting themselves to Catholicism either. On April 28, a Protestant church in the town of Silgadji was attacked by seven gun-wielding men on motorcycles at the end of a Sunday service, killing the pastor, 80-year-old Pierre Oult, his two sons, and at least three other church goers.

The gunmen reportedly gave Oult and the others a chance to convert to Islam. When they refused, the attackers took the victims one by one behind the church and shot them.

Much of the Islamic anger in Burkina Faso has to do with the teaching of so-called Western thoughts and ideals. Besides churches, schools are also a favorite target of the militants, who are pushing to make the country an Islamic state and impose Sharia Law.

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Julian Assange’s Belongings ‘To be Handed to US’ — WikiLeaks

Julian Assange’s belongings from his time living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London will be handed over to US prosecutors, WikiLeaks has claimed.

Ecuadorian officials are said to be travelling to London to allow US prosecutors to “help themselves” to the items, which include legal papers, medical records and electronic equipment.

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Americans Clueless About Border Invasion, Illegals Dumped Into the Heartland

One reason the illegal-alien invasion and colonization of the American southwest continues with no end in sight for either the besieged Border Patrol or the American taxpayers is that most Americans are unaware of the invasion’s magnitude or threat to their health and safety.

Just 13 percent of Americans are aware of the human tsunami at the border, Breitbart.com reported, citing a Harvard-Harris poll, a datum that helps explain why the open-borders Left and its Democrat allies on Capitol Hill have been able to keep the border open.

Americans likely don’t know the government is dumping thousands of impoverished, and sometimes diseased, “migrants” into their communities, or that local officials are diverting local tax dollars to help pay for it, as the governor of New Mexico did on Sunday.

Result: The invasion continues.

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DNA Tests Reveal 30% of Suspected Fraudulent Migrant Families Were Unrelated

“In these cases, they are misrepresented as family members.”

Some of the migrant families arrested at the southern border weren’t actually families.

In a pilot program, approximately 30% of rapid DNA tests of immigrant adults who were suspected of arriving at the southern border with children who weren’t theirs revealed the adults were not related to the children, an official involved in the system’s temporary rollout who asked to be anonymous in order to speak freely told the Washington Examiner Friday.

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Merkel: “Germany’s Future Depends on Immigration”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a crowd in Berlin that Germany’s continued success depends on how successfully it manages immigration and integration, The Local reports.

Speaking to young people from an immigrant background to mark the 70th anniversary of the passing of the German Constitution, Merkel said that the “economic and social viability of our country” depends on the country’s successful management of these challenges.

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Rapid DNA-Testing Reveals Third of Migrants Lying About Family Relationship to Children

Rapid DNA testing has revealed that almost 1/3 of illegal migrants apprehended at the southern US border were not biologically related to the children they were traveling with, nor were they cases of step-fathers or adoptive parents, according to the Washington Examiner.

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Tucker Carlson: Ilhan Omar Embodies Our ‘Failed Immigration System’

“Someone who hates this country — coming here at public expense — spent yesterday demanding the abolition of ICE, the decriminalization of illegal immigration itself and an end to all deportation programs,” Mr. Carlson said about the congresswoman.

“She demands open borders, the unlimited arrival of anyone who wants to come to America whether they have anything to contribute or not and by the way you get to pay for it. And if you don’t want to, you’re a bigot,” Mr. Carlson continued.

“Well you know what this is really about, of course. It’s not about civil rights. That’s a joke. It’s about money and power. Their money, their power.”

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UK: Border Force Officials Stop 52 Migrants in Four Dinghies Trying to Sneak Across Channel Into the UK as Pressure Grows on Government to Tackle the Issue

Fifty-two migrants were caught trying to reach Britain by crossing the Channel in flimsy boats over the weekend.

Border Force officials intercepted four dinghies carrying men, women and children as they made the journey from northern France to the Kent coast.

The incidents will heap pressure on Home Secretary Sajid Javid as he attempts to tackle the growing problem of migrants paying people-smuggling gangs thousands of pounds to cross the world’s busiest shipping lane.

[Comment: Article dated May 19, 2019.]

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UN Calls for 600 Million Migrants to Invade U.S.

Globalist plot to collapse America explained

Alex Jones asks callers what they think President Trump should do in response to the National Emergency at the U.S. southern border where hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants have been flooding across since October 2018 thanks to brainwashing-style encouragement and blatant funding from the UN.

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Amy Klobuchar Smirks at Third Term Abortion

Third term abortion has become the new hot button topic in the nation with mutliple states passing legislature allowing near full term abortions. Amy Klobuchar is seen on The View smirking at even the conversation of thrid term abortion, showing exactly who she is.

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Bill DeBlasio Wants You to Forget Pedophile Aide Jacob Schwartz

Bill DeBlasio recently received a proper critique from the president on his trip back to his home city of New York, and DeBlasio is all too receptive to such critiques. Could he be that he might something to hide? Could it be his top aide has turned out to be a pedophile, now convicted for possesion of child pornography?

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Censorship: The Thought Police Are Coming for Your Classic Movies

Could 1939’s Gone With the Wind be gone with the winds of change? Will 1946’s Song of the South soon sing its swan song? Both films have already been suppressed. It’s all part of the phenomenon whereby politically incorrect classic movies may soon join Confederate statues, Columbus Day, and a George Washington mural as victims of our cultural revolution.

As they’re slowly purged, politically correct films — replete with vulgarity, sexuality, and gratuitous violence approved by the Thought Police — take their place. As The Hill’s Christian Toto writes, “‘The Hustle,’ a gender-swap remake of 1988’s ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,’ rails against the patriarchy between sight gags. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ shoehorns a minor gay character into the story as a super-[value]-signal. ‘Long Shot’ shows Seth Rogen apologizing for the United States bombing Japan to help end World War II.”

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Medical Professionals Forced to Harm

HR 5, known as the “Equality Act,” not only threatens the free exercise of religion and free speech, but medical and counseling professionals and facilities will be forced to cause harm by treating gender dysphoria in accordance with LGBT ideology, despite scientific evidence and conscience-based objections.

The “Equality Act” would pressure medical and counseling professionals to promote LGBT affirmation in their practice even if the client wants a different outcome.

Doctors, counselors and medical facilities would be required to prescribe treatments and procedures such as puberty-blocking drugs, cross-sex hormones and “sex-reassignment” surgeries to gender confused children. The harmful side effects of these treatments include sterility, loss of bone density, cognitive decline, and increased risk of cancer and suicide. Since HR 5 labels talk therapy to address gender dysphoria as a form of “discrimination,” professional counselors will be compelled to affirm LGBT and transgender ideology.

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Popular PBS Cartoon Goes Gay With Same-Sex Wedding

The popular Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) children’s cartoon series Arthur has introduced the homosexual agenda into its storyline. This season’s May 13 premiere episode of the animated series, which has been on the air since 1996, featured the same-sex marriage of longtime character Mr. Ratburn, a rat, to his aardvark “partner” Patrick…

And while there were the predictable wild cheers from the homosexual community for PBS’ “courage” to introduce LGBTQ themes into its erstwhile innocent kids’ show, some observers challenged the network’s wisdom and sensibilities.

“Arthur is a kids show that tackles a lot of serious issues, which is a good thing,” tweeted one individual. “But now, they’re going a little too far with it.”

Another tweeted that “apparently Mr. Ratburn from Arthur is gay…. That’s cool and all but why? It’s a kids show, it doesn’t exactly ‘need’ an openly gay character.”

Opined another: “It’s not up to PBS to brainwash/recruit children. The gay community is in the vast minority. One wouldn’t know it though between TV, movies, commercials, etc. The Gay Mafia is out in full force.”

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Rome’s March for Life Draws Its Largest Crowds Ever to Protest Abortion

ROME — “We are here today to demonstrate against unjust laws, laws that kill innocent people, people who cannot react and cannot defend themselves,” said the president of Italy’s March for Life committee, Virginia Coda Nunziante, following the nation’s largest anti-abortion march in its history.

While estimates of the number of participants vary widely, no one contests that tens of thousands came out Saturday for the best-attended march for life in Italian history.

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School Intimidated Into Dropping Daily “God Bless America” Declaration

A Pennsylvania elementary school principal has been forced to stop saying “God Bless America” over the school loudspeaker, thanks to the intimidation of an organization apparently committed to deleting First Amendment guaranteed religious expression from the public square.

Principal Peter Brigg was accustomed to declaring “God Bless America” after leading students and staff in a daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at Sabold Elementary School in Springfield, Pennsylvania. But a parent supposedly complained to the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), which sent a threatening letter to the Springfield school district demanding that the practice be halted immediately.

Claiming that the phrase “God Bless America” originated with the patriotic Irving Berlin song made iconic by singer Kate Smith and amounted to a prayer, an FFRF attorney insisted to the district that a prayer “hosted by a publicly-supported school does not pass constitutional muster. The phrase ‘God Bless America,’ repeatedly uttered by a public school, amounts to a declaration of orthodoxy in religion that falsely equates patriotism with piety.”

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The College Board: Dumbing Down America

This week, the College Board announced it will add to the mix secret “adversity scores,” rating students on deprivation, but nobody taking the test will be told these numbers.

Every student taking the SAT will now be given an ‘adversity score’ to level the playing field between people with different social and economic backgrounds, but critics say children of affluent parents could be penalized by the new system.

The scoring system was established by the national College Board, the nonprofit which administers the test (snip)

The new system will use 15 different factors to weigh a student’s adversity score, based on things such as the crime and poverty rates in the neighborhood where the teens grew up.

Other elements of the adversity index include housing values, family median income, whether a student is a child of a single parent, or speaks English as a second language.

My spidey sense indicates to me that this is an end run around a feared SCOTUS ruling banning racial discrimination in college admissions.

The average SAT scores by race are: Asian 1223; white 1123; Hispanic 990; black 946. So if race-conscious admission decisions are banned, the next step for proponents of it is to blame the test, and the way to sidestep that is to add a nonacademic aptitude feature to the scores.

The author of the adversity score nonsense was College Board president David Coleman, the architect of Common Core, which six states have now repealed and which has been a point of contention in many states.

As well, he is the prime mover to feed American kids a prejudiced, anti-American view of history. Read the full critique of this new history guidelines and test to see what our brightest students are being taught. Here’s a sampler:

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The INEquality Act: How We Got Here, And What We Do About it

Like a lot of legislation out of Congress, “The Equality Act”, which passed the House with all Democrats and nominal Republican support on May 16th, 2019, is about anything but. Equality, like discrimination and tolerance, has become twisted, turned into weasel words, corrupted by those who speak them, and government agents who publish them and impose policy in their name. “When words lose their meaning, people lose their liberty”, Confucius lamented. How true that is with the passage of this most UN-equal of acts yet.

Strictly speaking, the Equality Act, authored and initiated by openly gay Congressman David Cicilline (D-Rhode Island) is designed to expand and amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Whereas the Civil Rights Act of 1964 intended to prevent discrimination against individuals based on sex, race, or ethnicity, the Equality Act wants to extend these protections to individuals who identify as LGBT … and however many other letters the larger-scale movement intends to add.

More casually speaking, this legislation is a push to further corrupt our natural rights, which are immutable, God-given, and clearly defended in the Unites States Constitution. Pundits from George Will to Charles Krauthammer have pointed out that the state’s obsessive push to create more rights simply creates more government. What is particularly disturbing, however, with the Equality Act is the Democratic majority’s particular need to recognize rights for an essentially newly-created status of people whose identity is based on dubious claims of immutability.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/19/2019

  1. Excuse me, but the “expert” has a very funny name that threatens the States with a volcano explosion.

    Jerzy Żaba – The name in Russian sounds like “Hedgehog”, and the last name as “Toad”
    Katowice is a small provincial town with 300 thousand people. And where are volcanology experts in Poland? (Poland has one that was active 800,000 years ago)

  2. “In the Swiss referendum on stricter gun control, more than 60% of voters favored tightening restrictions on firearms to align with EU regulations. ”

    I remember a comment few years ago from a Swiss citizen that said the Swiss themselves are nationalist, but the bankers and elite are money-grubbing globalists thirsty for every dime and willing to sell out their grandmothers.

    I guess this news puts the lie to that claim. In fact, the Swiss as a people are very much in love with quarters and half-dollars, and blanch at the thought of any economic penalty. It might cost them a franc or two to be outside the EU free-trade zone, and that would be horrible beyond any other Swiss imaginings. They are trading their freedom for dollars. If the EU is not blown to the hell it deserves, do the Swiss imagine that the EU will always limit its means of enforcement to economic policy? They will eventually need their guns to maintain the independence they seem to sell so cheaply.

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