Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/10/2019

A helicopter crash-landed on the roof of a skyscraper in Manhattan today, killing the pilot and starting a fire on the roof. The pilot was a licensed commercial helicopter pilot, and the incident occurred in dense fog and rain. Authorities say there is no indication that terrorism was a factor in the crash.

In other news, Swedish police shot a man on the platform of the Malmö railway station after he acted erratically and claimed to have a bomb in his bag. Police conducted a controlled detonation of the bag, and the alleged perpetrator is now being questioned in his hospital bed.

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Financial Crisis
» Italy Can Pay Debts and Cut Taxes — Salvini
 
USA
» Bizarre: Justin Bieber Challenges Tom Cruise to Fight ‘In the Octagon’
» Breaking: At Least 1 Dead in Midtown Manhattan After Helicopter Crashes Into Building (Videos)
» DARPA Wants “Thought Controlled Weapons” By Finding Ways to “Read Soldiers’ Minds”
» Defense of Democracies Prez Praises Trump’s ‘Transgressive’ D-Day Speech
» Fake News Lies… Edits Video of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Being Called Out by FBI Assistant Director [Video]
» Firearms Seller Who Bet Big on 2016 Clinton Win Goes Bankrupt
» InfoWars Settles Pepe the Frog Lawsuit, Pays Tiny Settlement to Creator Matt Furie
» Islam in America
» New Insect Species Discovered on the Slopes of the Maungatua Range
» Pew: Americans Say Fake News is Bigger Problem Than ‘Climate Change’
» ‘Shouldn’t Have to Do It’: Texas Gov. Records Himself Signing Campus Free Speech Bill (Video)
» Stunning! NY Times Labels Top Conservative YouTubers as ‘Far-Right’ In Continued Push to Ban Conservative Content Online
» The Truth About the NY Times Hit Piece
» U.S. Military Assets Used to Attack Pentagon on 9/11: Video Proof
» With Push From Liberal Media — Google-YouTube to Further Crack Down on “Borderline” (Conservative) Content — GOP Lawmakers Hide Under Desk
 
Europe and the EU
» Catalan Separatists Trial: Five Things to Know
» Conte Should Name EU Policy Minister ASAP — Salvini
» Exclusive: Brexit Should be a Wake Up Call for Brussels, Says Hungarian MEP
» ‘Fort Trump’ Talks Conclude for Higher American Troop Presence in Poland
» German Establishment Come Out in Support of EU Sanctions Against Populist Italy
» Germany Slides Towards Instability
» Hungarian Govt: “Families Are More Important Than Economic Growth”
» Italy: Appointments Should be Balanced Conte Tells Weber
» Italy: Not Interested in Form But Result — Salvini on Minibots
» Italy: Centre Right Win Ferrara in Post-War First
» Say Farewell to the Klepto Queens of the British Far-Right
» Swedish Police Shoot Bomb Threat Man at Malmo Railway Station
» UK: Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party Would Win General Election if Held Today — Shock Poll Claims
» US Makes Formal Extradition Request to Britain for Julian Assange of WikiLeaks
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» ‘Hebrew University is a Political Incubator for Anti-Zionists’
 
Middle East
» Salvator Mundi ‘On Saudi Prince’s Yacht’
 
Australia — Pacific
» ‘Australia Has Nothing Else Worth Buying’: Chinese Sailors Who Packed Their Ships With Baby Formula ‘Were Just Bringing Some Home for Their Families as Gifts’
» Five Youths Are Arrested in Sydney After Special Taskforce Was Launched to Beat African Crime — as Police Insist the City is Not Facing the Same Gang Crisis as Melbourne
» Man, 46, Hacks His Girlfriend, 26, To Death With a Pruning Saw and Rapes Her as She Bleeds Out on the Floor
» New Zealand Gun Control Fails as “Kiwis” Ignore the New Bans
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» IFRC Says Ebola at Tipping Point in Congo With 2,000 Cases
 
Immigration
» 90 Per Cent of Moroccan ‘Minor’ Migrants in Sweden Are Adults
» Buttigieg’s Big Accomplishment That He Never Mentions on the Campaign Trail
» Controversial New German Migration Law Could See More Rights for Some Migrants
» Extreme Danger: These Illegal Aliens Must be Quarantined
» Far-Left California Governor Gavin Newsom to Extend Health Benefits to Illegal Aliens
» ‘He Was Highly Depressed’: Somalian Refugee Sets Himself on Fire on Manus Island Before Detention Workers Rush to Extinguish Blaze
» Pope Francis Slams Matteo Salvini Over Italy’s Closed Borders
» President Trump: Bold Immigration Plan for the 21st Century
» Study: Smugglers Earned as Much as $2.3 Billion Helping Migrants Cross Border in 2017
 
Culture Wars
» Bill Maher: ‘We’re All Politically Incorrect in Private’
» British Think-Tank Proposes Not Prosecuting Pedophiles for Viewing Child Pornography
» Facebook Says Using the Word “Honk” Violates Its Community Standards
» Huffington Post Celebrates 11-Yr-Old “Amazing Drag Kid” Who Dances for Men in Gay Bar… [Video]
» Newspaper Sends Reporter to Harass John Cleese on Caribbean Island
» The Humanitarian Hoax of Pearson Education: Killing America With Kindness — Hoax 30
» White Peoples and Their Achievements Are Headed for the Trash Bin of History
» Will They Ever Leave Him Alone? Christian Baker Jack Phillips is Being Sued — Again
» YouTube Deletes Historical Archive Channel for Promoting ‘Hate’
 

Italy Can Pay Debts and Cut Taxes — Salvini

Minimum wage only after tax reductions says League leader

(see related story on Conte) (ANSA) — Milan, June 10 — Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Monday that he does not think respecting the government’s pledge to cut taxes and respecting the commitment with the EU to reduce the public debt are mutually exclusive. “We don’t need to ask for money from the Germans, the Spaniards, or the Luxembourgers for money,” the League leader told a press conference in Milan. “We want to use the money of the Italian people”.

Salvini added that he was fine with the proposal of fellow Deputy Premier and 5-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio to introduce a minimum wage, as long as the tax cuts come first.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Bizarre: Justin Bieber Challenges Tom Cruise to Fight ‘In the Octagon’

Justin Bieber just entered the Twilight Zone.

The 25-year-old pop star posted a bizarre tweet on Sunday challenging actor Tom Cruise to a fight.

“I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon. Tom if you dont take this fight your scared and you will never live it down. Who is willing to put on the fight?” Bieber wrote.

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

Breaking: At Least 1 Dead in Midtown Manhattan After Helicopter Crashes Into Building (Videos)

One pilot was killed after a helicopter crashed into a building in Midtown Manhattan on Monday afternoon.

The helicopter crash took place on top of 787 7th Avenue.

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

DARPA Wants “Thought Controlled Weapons” By Finding Ways to “Read Soldiers’ Minds”

DARPA is perhaps the most disturbing entity in existence today. The Department of Defense’s research arm is paying scientists to invent ways to instantly read soldiers’minds using tools like genetic engineering and the end goal is “thought-controlled weapons.”

The government is absolutely taking mind control very seriously, and this should make every human alive take pause. Back in May, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) announced that six teams will receive funding under the Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3) program. Participants are tasked with developing technology that will provide a two-way channel for rapid and seamless communication between the human brain and machines without requiring surgery.

EDITOR’s NOTE: Things are so far gone, that we have no idea. People have virtually no sense of how deeply we are being steered off the path. Our very opinions, the information we receive, and the way in which our brains determine the strength of our opinions is all being skewed by algorithms, and by deliberate manipulations.

Science fiction is behind the curve of what they are actually attempting right now. A few more years of censorship and editing of content through social media, and a few more years of total integration with technology, and humanity may no longer be recognizable. It certainly won’t be free unless some very raw facts are quickly faced and dealt with. — SHTFPlan

“Imagine someone who’s operating a drone or someone who might be analyzing a lot of data,” said Jacob Robinson, an assistant professor of bioengineering at Rice University, who is leading one of the teams. “There’s this latency, where if I want to communicate with my machine, I have to send a signal from my brain to move my fingers or move my mouth to make a verbal command, and this limits the speed at which I can interact with either a cyber system or physical system. So the thought is maybe we could improve that speed of interaction.” This is being painted a rosy idea to help soldiers in combat, however, this is a weapon of mass destruction. Once a soldier’s mind can be read, they no longer own their thoughts. This is truly horrifying.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Defense of Democracies Prez Praises Trump’s ‘Transgressive’ D-Day Speech

The president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies has added his voice to the praise heaped upon President Trump’s powerful D-Day speech, noting its important stand against “transnational progressivism.”

In his D-Day remarks delivered in Normandy last Thursday, Mr. Trump did not shy away from language of right and wrong, good and evil, noting that the American soldiers “enlisted their lives in a Great Crusade” and their mission is the story of “the ferocious, eternal struggle between good and evil.”

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

Fake News Lies… Edits Video of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Being Called Out by FBI Assistant Director [Video]

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got a dose of reality by an FBI counterterrorism official after she incorrectly suggested Muslims are charged with terrorism because they are treated as foreign. She also said that white supremacists get “off the hook.” This is another example of Ocasio-Cortez not knowing what she’s talking about but speaking like she’s the expert. This was embarrassing because it exposed her for not having a clue!

Michael McGarrity, the assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI, explained that the authorities couldn’t charge people with “domestic terrorism” because the charge DOES NOT EXIST in U.S. laws.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Firearms Seller Who Bet Big on 2016 Clinton Win Goes Bankrupt

An 85-year-old South Carolina-based outdoor equipment company that stocked up on guns in anticipation of Hillary Clinton winning the 2016 US election has gone bankrupt, according to Bloomberg.

United Sporting Companies filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday after blaming the miscalculation for their financial woes. Speaking in a Delaware courtroom, CEO Bradley P. Johnson explained that the company posted lower-than-expected sales and incurred high costs of carrying inventory after the blunder.

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

InfoWars Settles Pepe the Frog Lawsuit, Pays Tiny Settlement to Creator Matt Furie

Infowars has settled the Pepe the Frog lawsuit with creator Matt Furie for a “licensing fee” of just $15,000, a tiny amount considering Furie’s lawyers had demanded over $2 million in damages.

Last year, Furie alleged that Infowars was responsible for copyright violation over a stylized poster sold on the Infowars website created by a third party which featured a small depiction of the cartoon frog that became a mascot for the Trump campaign during 2016.

The judge in the case ruled that Furie wouldn’t be expected to obtain anything more than $14,000 in legal fees, so Furie’s lawyers sought a settlement of just $15,000.

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

Islam in America

While the Islamic fire appears contained, Muslim organizations across the United States are busy and work “stealthily” to change and alter America from within in what is called “Soft Jihad,” or “Cultural Jihad.’ Soft Jihad is in place where the sword of jihad is not advisable, where Muslims are not powerful enough to unsheathe their sword.

An important tool of soft jihad involves penetration of the US educational system by use and means such as Da’wa-a (a religious duty of each Muslim to convert non-Muslims to strengthen the Islamic Ummah).

Devout Muslim believers are the enforcers, hit men and mercenaries for their god, in order to establish a global Caliphate for their parasitic clergy. Their targets are artificially constructed adversaries. Believers are instructed to fear the “great Satan.” and are told that if they do not live up to Allah’s calls to Jihad, they themselves are offensive to Allah and to their families. It’s a “you’re either for me or against me” strategy.

Islam seeks to instill a political regime in all non-Muslim countries and to enforce its provisions. When such a political doctrine declares that “resistance is futile,” it is referring to corporeal enforcement by people. Islam believes in the rule of Islam, Caliphate to the Sunnis and Imamate to the Shi’as. Hence, to Muslims all other forms of government represent the handiwork of Satan and infidels. Therefore, one and all non-Islamic systems of government must be purified by Islamic fire.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New Insect Species Discovered on the Slopes of the Maungatua Range

A team of zoologists from the University Otago has discovered a new species of insect — the Maungatua stonefly — from the slopes of the Maungatua Range, on the doorstep of Dunedin.

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

Pew: Americans Say Fake News is Bigger Problem Than ‘Climate Change’

Americans who say fake news is a “very big problem” outnumber those who say the same about “climate change,” according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

“Many Americans say the creation and spread of made-up news and information is causing significant harm to the nation and needs to be stopped,” the survey revealed, with a full fifty percent of the population describing it as a very big problem as opposed to 46 percent who say the same of climate change.

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

‘Shouldn’t Have to Do It’: Texas Gov. Records Himself Signing Campus Free Speech Bill (Video)

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a free speech bill Sunday that eliminates free speech zones, among other new policies, aimed at creating more freedom of expression on campuses.

Senate Bill 18, sponsored by Rep. Briscoe Cain and other legislators was passed in the State House and Senate with some Democrat support.

In a Twitter video, the governor said that “some colleges are banning free speech on college campuses, well no more, because I’m about to sign a law that protects free speech on college campuses in Texas.”

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

Stunning! NY Times Labels Top Conservative YouTubers as ‘Far-Right’ In Continued Push to Ban Conservative Content Online

The push to eliminate conservative content online continued on Sunday in The New York Times.

Since the 2016 election there has been an organized and well funded movement on the left to eliminate conservative content online.

And it has worked — thanks to a weak and ineffective Repubican party.

Facebook has been eliminating traffic to conservative websites since the 2016 election. Over a billion page views have been eliminated to conservative publishers since the 2016 election.

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

The Truth About the NY Times Hit Piece

The subject of the NY Times hit piece about YouTube videos radicalizing him to become ‘alt-right’ admits to never being ‘alt-right’.

The foundation of the entire article is a complete fraud.

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

U.S. Military Assets Used to Attack Pentagon on 9/11: Video Proof

The proof is in the pudding: 9/11 truthers vindicated after video evidence surfaces showing US assets attacking Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

ARLINGTON, Virginia. (INTELLIHUB) — It looks like the United States government has some explaining to do after video evidence has surfaced showing U.S. assets including a large military plane and live warhead-tipped cruise missile being used to attack the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

The following video shows what looks like a U.S. cruise missile striking the Pentagon. In fact, the tip of the missile becomes visible in one frame of the video as other frames appear to be removed.

Another video, captured just several seconds after the missile impacted the outer ring of the building reportedly shows a large military plane pulling up over the Pentagon after shadowing the missile upon its approach. This is the same thing other eyewitnesses to the event also reported.

According to reports, the damning video was sent to television producer Larry Garrison sometime after the attack. Garrison was said to have submitted the footage to major media outlets which in turn ignored the evidence and refused to broadcast the footage.

“If Garrison’s account is accurate, though, and the video Garrison was sent was authentic, the implications could be huge. If the Pentagon was hit by something other than a Boeing 757 — the kind of aircraft that, according to the official narrative of 9/11, crashed into it — this video could reveal that the public has been seriously deceived. And if the footage was made public, its release could lead to a complete reassessment of the 9/11 attacks,” the website TruthUnsealed.com reports.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

With Push From Liberal Media — Google-YouTube to Further Crack Down on “Borderline” (Conservative) Content — GOP Lawmakers Hide Under Desk

Just as we reported less than an hour ago —

The liberal mainstream media is pushing the tech giants to crack down and eliminate conservative content.

The New York Times posted a front page hit piece on Sunday warning readers of the threat of conservative YouTubers.

And on Monday Axios pressures Google-YouTube chairman, Sundar Pichai, on conservative content online. Pichal told Axios contributor Ina Fried that the company is looking to start banning “borderline” content.

“Borderline” content is code for conservative content.

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

Catalan Separatists Trial: Five Things to Know

The high-stakes trial of 12 Catalan separatist leaders over their role in Catalonia’s failed 2017 independence bid is due to wrap up on Wednesday after four months of hearings.

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

Conte Should Name EU Policy Minister ASAP — Salvini

As new Europe is being born

(ANSA) — Bergamo, June 7 — Premier Giuseppe Conte should name an EU policy minister as soon as possible, Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini said Friday.

Speaking on the local election runoff stump, League leader and Interior Minister Salvini a minister for EU policy “would be important, I don’t care what stripe they are, but while the new Europe is being born, the new Commission, the new Parliament and the new ECB, having empty the EU policy post, because Professor (Paolo) Savona went to CONSOB, doesn’t seem useful to me”.

“Therefore I will ask the premier to name one as soon as possible”.

Euroskeptic economist Savona, who became European Affairs minister after President Sergio Mattarella blocked his nomination as economy minister, was named head of the bourse regulator in March.

The government is set for a tough budget negotiation with the EC after the latter said an infringement procedure for high debt was justified.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Exclusive: Brexit Should be a Wake Up Call for Brussels, Says Hungarian MEP

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Conservative Hungarian MEP Balazs Hidvéghi told Breitbart London he believed the Brexit vote was a wake-up call for Brussels, saying that he hoped the result would spark the change for reforming the political bloc.

The Newly elected MEP and former communications director for Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party said of the fallout from Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union: “I think Brexit is a very important event and it has a lot of relevance [to the EU’s attitude towards member states in future]. Brexit, I think and we believe, to a large extent was a result, a consequence of failed and wrong policies in Brussels, bureaucracy, over-centralization.”

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

‘Fort Trump’ Talks Conclude for Higher American Troop Presence in Poland

An aide to Polish President Andrzej Duda says that negotiations to increase the U.S. military presence in Poland have concluded and were a success.

The comments came days before Duda’s visit in Washington with President Donald Trump this week.

Citing concerns over Russia’s military activity, Poland has been pushing for an increased, permanent presence of U.S. troops in the country, currently numbering around 4,000, in a rotational system.

Duda aide Krzysztof Szczerski said Monday the negotiations on what Poland has dubbed “Fort Trump” would provide for an increase in the “quality and quantity” of U.S. presence in the NATO country. He said the deal still needs formal approval from both presidents.

An announcement is expected when Trump hosts Duda for talks Wednesday at the White House.

           — Hat tip: Dora [Return to headlines]
 

German Establishment Come Out in Support of EU Sanctions Against Populist Italy

Several top German stakeholders, including the German Institute for Economic Research (IFO), have expressed support for the European Union opening an infringement process against the populist Italian government over deficit spending.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Germany Slides Towards Instability

At first blush the results in Germany for the EU elections looked like nothing of significance had happened. The media trumpeted the regression of the right. Alternative for Germany’s (AfD) 11% after polling as high as 18% in 2018 made it look like Angela Merkel had weathered the storm against her chancellorship from the right.

But, in doing so, she opened herself up to attack from the Left. The combined results for the ruling coalition in Germany was only 45% with the Social Democrats (SPD) under-performing even their recent bad polling data, garnering just 15.8% of the vote.

It was the loss for the SPD in Bremen which voted for both the EU parliament but its own, however, that was most disturbing as the SPD lost to the Merkel’s CDU by a point. This was the first loss in any state-wide election for the SPD in Bremen in 73 years.

That prompted two big moves in the wake of the results. Merkel supposedly ‘un-retired’ as head of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and, more importantly, Andrea Nehles stepped down as the leader of the Social Democrats.

This has now thrown the future of the current Grand Coalition into doubt.

And the question now is whether it can survive until the next election in 2021. The recent spate of speculation on this after Nehles’resignation lead me to believe there may be something pushing for this behind the scenes.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hungarian Govt: “Families Are More Important Than Economic Growth”

Amid its launch of a new budget aimed at supporting families and halting its demographic decline, the Hungarian government told Breitbart that it believes thriving families are more important to its society than economic growth.

This week, Hungary’s government — led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his ruling Fidesz party — introduced new measures which beginning in 2020 will fund the new Family Protection Action Plan. The plan is expected to increase funding for families by 695 million euros, making for a total of nearly 4.1 billion euros in subsidies for Hungarian families.

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

Italy: Appointments Should be Balanced Conte Tells Weber

On basis of various criteria starting with geographical one

(ANSA) — Rome, June 10 — Premier Giuseppe Conte on Monday told Manfred Weber, the European People’s Party (EPP) candidate to be next president of the European Commission, that the next round of European appointments should be “balanced”.

A statement from the premier’s office said that Conte “confirmed that he will work to ensure that the procedures for the European appointments permit a balanced solution on the basis of a combination of various criteria, starting with the geographical one”.

The meeting, the statement said, was “an opportunity to exchange ideas on the future of Europe, in the mutual awareness that Italy’s contribution will be decisive for a Europe that does not only aim for financial stability but also social and sustainable development.” The premier’s office said “Conte reiterated that Italy has many plans and is very wiling to offer a critical contribution to improve Europe and make it fairer, juster and more solidarity-driven”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Not Interested in Form But Result — Salvini on Minibots

Proposal is in govt contract says deputy PM

(ANSA) — Milan, June 10 — Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on his League party’s proposed ‘minibots’ to repay government debts to firms that “I’m not interested in the form, but the result”.

“I’m interested in the result, the instrument does not count,” said the anti-migrant Euroskeptic League leader.

“I care about the substance, not the form,” he said.

“We are ready to take on board suggestions. I’m interested in the goal”.

Both Premier Giuseppe Conte and Economy Minister Giovanni Tria have ruled out using the new proposed minibots, which European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has said would be illegal.

But Salvini said “we have proposed an idea that is in the government contract and has been unanimously approved by the parliamentary budget committee.

“If there are other ideas I am happy. I say that to the nay sayers who are outside and inside”.

The Italian business community has also come out against the minibots while some observers have claimed they might presage an Italexit.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Centre Right Win Ferrara in Post-War First

Centre left reclaim Livorno, M5S triumph in Campobasso

(ANSA) — Rome, June 10 — The centre right won the northern city of Ferrara, traditionally a stronghold for the left, for the first time in the post-War period in Sunday’s runoffs for local elections in many Italian towns and cities. The centre right, spearheaded by Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s League party, pulled off a similar feat in Novi Ligure, in Piedmont.

Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini hailed “extraordinary results” for the League. “We have had mayors elected where the left governed for 70 years,” he added.

But the centre left had some successes too, winning back Livorno after the Tuscan port was governed for a term by outgoing Mayor Filippo Nogarin of the 5-Star Movement (M5S).

The centre left also held Prato, Reggio Emilia, Cesena and Cremona.

Nicola Zingaretti, the leader of the Democratic Party (PD), said the results showed that “there is an alternative to Salvini and it’s the new centre left”.

The anti-corruption M5S won in Campobasso, the only major city where it made it to the runoffs.

New Mayor Roberto Gravina said the victory suggested that “an ill wind is blowing for the League”. The turnout was 16% down in the runoffs with respect to the first round of voting.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Say Farewell to the Klepto Queens of the British Far-Right

Two gay video producers stole tens of thousands of dollars from Tommy Robinson to fund shopping sprees, lavish dinners and champagne-fueled parties in London’s most expensive zip codes, say a string of witnesses. They endangered conservative celebrities by leaking security information to Antifa, and worked with progressive journalists to cook up damaging stories about Right-wing media figures. Former colleagues say their boss, Lauren Southern, knew about everything they were doing, and encouraged them.

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

Swedish Police Shoot Bomb Threat Man at Malmo Railway Station

A man was shot by Swedish police Monday morning, and his bags destroyed by the bomb squad after an incident at Malmo Central railway station.

Witnesses cited by Swedish media report a male who was acting “crazy” around 10:00 Monday morning shouted that he had a bomb as he repeatedly slammed his sports bag on the ground. Malmo region newspaper Sydsvenskan reports a police spokesman who said officers were “forced” to shoot the suspect, who is now being interrogated by officers in hospital.

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

UK: Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party Would Win General Election if Held Today — Shock Poll Claims

THE BREXIT PARTY would win a general election if it were held today according to a new YouGov poll, it has been claimed.

Despite being formed only two months ago, Nigel Farage’s party is, for the first time, leading the field according to the YouGov poll on Westminster voting intention. The findings, published on June 7 from a sample size of 1670 people, indicate that 26 percent of those polled intend to vote for the Brexit Party. Trailing behind in joint second place were Labour and the Liberal Democrats at 20 percent.

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

US Makes Formal Extradition Request to Britain for Julian Assange of WikiLeaks

The Department of Justice has made its formal request to the U.K. to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

The U.S. made this official extradition request to the U.K. last Thursday, June 6, according to “a U.S. official who spoke on background to discuss a sensitive matter” as reported by the Washington Post.

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

‘Hebrew University is a Political Incubator for Anti-Zionists’

Professor Emmanuel Farjoun, a lecturer in Hebrew University’s Einstein Institute of Mathematics, signed an open letter calling to boycott the International Physics Olympiad set to be held in Israel in July.

The International Physics Olympiad is the premier international physics competition for high school students that includes competitors from some 80 countries.

The letter, published on the official website of the BDS movement, was signed by Prof. Farjoun and 19 other academics who dubbed Israel an “apartheid” state and urged students and the organizers of the competition to boycott the event.

“We call on all students and mentors from all over the world not to participate to (sic) the next International Physics Olympiad in Israel,” read the letter.

“We call on the boards of other International Science Olympiads to refrain from organizing their future contests in Israel, as long as it continues its military occupation and apartheid policy, in defiance of international law,” the letter concluded.

Farjoun, the only Israeli signatory on the letter, has a long history of anti-Israel activity. Already in 2006, he began promoting the BDS movement, including the boycott of Hebrew University where he teaches.

On Farjoun’s profile on the Hebrew University website, his article “Why Boycott” is featured under his list of publications. Farjoun has also accused Israel of murdering innocent people in Gaza and called for international pressure to be placed on Israel.

Hebrew University has recently made headlines for a number of anti-Israel incidents involving its professors.

This week, it was reported that Hebrew University professor Amiram Goldblum called pro-Israel student activists “Nazi dogs” and threatened to prevent them from getting accepted to advanced degrees.

Last month, ten Hebrew University professors were among the signatories of a letter sent to the German government urging them to reject their landmark “BDS is Anti-Semitism” law. Also last month, a senior lecturer in the university’s international program was recorded bringing guest speakers who accused Israel of being a “fascist” state and “torturing” Palestinian children.

Tamir Jacobi, a first-year student studying international relations, commented: “It is outrageous that professors at Hebrew University are able to promote BDS, spout anti-Israel rhetoric, and bully students with impunity. We came here to learn, not to be indoctrinated with anti-Israel propaganda.” […]

[Stupid suicidal academics. Maybe they need to experience “anti-Zionism” first hand.]

           — Hat tip: Dora [Return to headlines]
 

Salvator Mundi ‘On Saudi Prince’s Yacht’

Attributed to Leonardo, set record at 2017 auction

(ANSA) — Rome, June 10 — The Leonardo da Vinci attributed Salvator Mundi, which set a record 450 million dollars at auction before disappearing from view in 2017, has ended up on the yacht of hereditary Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, ArtNet.com said Monday. The masterpiece was bought by another Saudi prince, it said.

Doubts have recently been raised about the painting’s authenticity.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

‘Australia Has Nothing Else Worth Buying’: Chinese Sailors Who Packed Their Ships With Baby Formula ‘Were Just Bringing Some Home for Their Families as Gifts’

A photo showing uniformed soldiers lugging dozens of boxes of A2 platinum and Aptamil formula sparked claims of a ‘stealth operation’ to smuggle the goods.

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Five Youths Are Arrested in Sydney After Special Taskforce Was Launched to Beat African Crime — as Police Insist the City is Not Facing the Same Gang Crisis as Melbourne

Five youths have been arrested for a ‘grab and run theft’ in Sydney hours after a special taskforce was announced formed to beat African youth crime in the city.

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Man, 46, Hacks His Girlfriend, 26, To Death With a Pruning Saw and Rapes Her as She Bleeds Out on the Floor

The horrific attack happened after the man, 46, and his 26-year-old girlfriend were drinking at home in a remote Indigenous community near Cairns, Queensland in April 2016.

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New Zealand Gun Control Fails as “Kiwis” Ignore the New Bans

New Zealanders have decided to ignore the gun bans imposed on them by the government in the wake of the mass shooting at Christchurch. They have effectively nullified the law banning semi-automatic firearms and shotguns by completely ignoring it.

Politicians are left scratching their heads and wondering why New Zealanders won’t comply with their authoritarian edicts. The so-called “gun reform” was expected to rid the vast New Zealand countryside of most semi-automatic firearms, magazines over a specified limit, and shotguns. New Zealand’s political chatelaine, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, had an almost unanimous parliamentary vote to institute the gun buy-back, though as Liberty Nation Legal Affairs Editor Scott Cosenza asserts, “Buy-back is really a misnomer because the government never owned those guns in the first place.”

As for how many now illegal guns are still in the hands of the Kiwis, that’s unknown. Because those guns outlawed have never been registered with authorities, it’s impossible to get an accurate count and impossible to know where any of them are. The government has shot itself in the foot because the numbers that are available, show that New Zealand is quite heavily armed per capita. There are an estimated 1.2-1.5 million guns in a country of approximately 4.7 million people. To put it another way, the land of the Kiwi is about as big as Colorado with the population of Louisiana. New York City, for example, is home to about 8.6 million (2017 estimate), almost double the size of the New Zealand population.

Not only will those citizens who choose to suffer the indignity of being stripped of their guns lose their basic human right to self-defense, but they will also be taxed for the privilege. Cost estimates to the taxpayers by New Zealand lawmakers went as high as $500 million to $1 billion to pay for the confiscation scheme. But the truth is, authorities have no idea what it will ultimately cost. Should citizens keep up their non-compliance, then not very much, according to Liberty Nation. This would make for a Kiwi win which would allow them to keep their guns and money.

But the “authorities” have invented stiff punishments for such a rebellion: Those who refuse to surrender their prohibited firearms could be sentenced to a five-years in jail. But how do they find out who has those guns and go about kidnapping those who disobeyed their orders?

[Comment: Feel good story of the day.]

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IFRC Says Ebola at Tipping Point in Congo With 2,000 Cases

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the world’s largest humanitarian organization, said the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached a tipping point with 2,000 cases.

“The numbers being reported have risen dramatically,” the IFRC said via Twitter on Monday. The organization wants to “reset” the Ebola response as case numbers ramp up.

The outbreak, which began in August last year, is already the world’s worst since the disease left more than 11,000 people dead when it swept across three West African countries in 2014. Efforts to contain Ebola are being hindered by a lack of health-care infrastructure and attacks by armed groups that operate in the region.

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90 Per Cent of Moroccan ‘Minor’ Migrants in Sweden Are Adults

A new report claims just ten per cent of Moroccan “minor” migrants who have come to Sweden in recent years were actually minors, the rest adults.

Around 1,800 single Moroccan men have applied for asylum in Sweden in the last seven years but following closer cooperation with the government of Morocco the number has fallen to 55 so far this year, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.

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Buttigieg’s Big Accomplishment That He Never Mentions on the Campaign Trail

The South Bend mayor and presidential hopeful crafted a unique way to lend a hand to the city’s undocumented immigrants. Why doesn’t he talk about it?

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Controversial New German Migration Law Could See More Rights for Some Migrants

The German Parliament has passed a controversial new migration law which will see a major change to the rights of asylum seekers living in the country.

Named the Orderly Return Law, the new rules will make it easier for the German government to deport failed asylum seekers but does improve rights for those already working in the nation. According to Interior Ministry data, almost half of the planned 188,000 deportations have failed since 2015.

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Extreme Danger: These Illegal Aliens Must be Quarantined

“South and central African migrants began illegally crossing the South Texas border on May 30 when 117 migrants from the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Angola crossed in the Del Rio Sector. By June 5, more than 500 African migrants had crossed illegally in this single Border Patrol sector, Breitbart News reported.

“In a press call on Wednesday afternoon, Brian Hastings, U.S. Border Patrol Chief of Law Enforcement Operations, told reporters this was the first large group “ever recorded in Border Patrol history solely from Central and South Africa. We’ve never seen that demographic in a large group of that size before.”

“Two weeks before the illegal crossings began in the Del Rio Sector, hundreds of African migrants gathered near an international bridge in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, to protest not being allowed entry into the U.S. through a legal port of entry, Breitbart News reported.”

They are not migrants, they are illegal aliens, period. They have no right to be on U.S. soil and they sure as hell should not be shipped anywhere but back across the border and let Mexico deal with them. They should all have been quarantined and then shipped right back across the border.

This is germane so please be patient. Let me remind Americans that HIV/AIDS has a long history going back to the 1920s. Found in the Congo and later cases around the world. By 1981, sexual deviants were spreading it from having sex with God knows how many “partners”. Male prostitutes. Bath houses being big at that time and before long we had a full-blown epidemic that has sadly killed tens of thousands of homosexuals in this country alone.

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“An Ebola epidemic thundering through heavily populated provinces in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has sickened 1,877 people and killed 1,248 as of May 22, according to the World Health Organization — despite the efforts of specialist medical teams, an effective vaccine, and new treatments that are being tested in the region.

“The outbreak already is the second-largest on record, behind the epidemic that burned through West Africa from 2014 to 2016, killing more than 11,300 people. In its most extreme form, the viral hemorrhagic fever leads to uncontrollable bleeding and death.”

Ebola can and does spread like a raging wildfire. It’s a horrible, horrible way to die. More from the article above:

“But transmitting Ebola is not exactly simple: The virus travels between humans through infected bodily fluids and tissues, but infiltrating a second host requires going in through broken skin or a mucous membrane, such as the eyes or nose.”

While there is a large number of articles which all claim Ebola is not airborne, I wouldn’t bet my money on it:

“New research out of Canada has found a scary possibility: Ebola could become airborne. The testing was done by The Public Health Agency of Canada, together with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and led by Dr. Gary Kobinger.

“The researchers used an experiment with pigs and monkeys. The pigs carried the virus and were placed in a room with wire mesh separating them from the monkeys. The animals were not able to touch each other. After eight days, a selection of the monkeys showed signs of Ebola infection.

[Comment: Who is paying for the transport? This will not stop until the financing head is cut off the snake. Knowingly financing the transport of people from a country where ebola is raging is a biological war against America. Those funding it should receive the sharp tip of the spear of America’s military.]

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Far-Left California Governor Gavin Newsom to Extend Health Benefits to Illegal Aliens

Far-left California governor Gavin Newsom trashed Trump and promised “sanctuary to all who seek it” during his inauguration speech in January.

Fast forward several months later and Newsom is signing a proposed $213.5 billion budget that will include providing healthcare to the illegal aliens who have invaded California.

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‘He Was Highly Depressed’: Somalian Refugee Sets Himself on Fire on Manus Island Before Detention Workers Rush to Extinguish Blaze

A Somalian refugee on Manus Island has set himself on fire, marking the latest in a rapidly rising number of suicide and self-harm attempts at the former site of the detention centre.

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Pope Francis Slams Matteo Salvini Over Italy’s Closed Borders

Pope Francis let fly a thinly veiled attack on Italy’s interior minister Matteo Salvini Monday, comparing him to the biblical character of Cain who murdered his brother Abel.

In an address to participants in a meeting of aid agencies to the Oriental Catholic Churches (ROACO), the pope seemed to fire a shot across Mr. Salvini’s bow, accusing the populist minister of closing his ports to migrants while opening them to arms dealers.

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President Trump: Bold Immigration Plan for the 21st Century

When President Donald J. Trump addressed Americans from the White House Rose Garden on Thursday, he unveiled an immigration plan that will turn America’s broken immigration system from a source of national division into a point of pride and national unity, according to an email sent to the 13,000-member National Association of Chiefs of Police on Monday.

White House communications officials say that the President’s plan has two parts:

First, it recognizes that full border security is the bedrock of any functioning immigration system and proposes functional, operational, and structural reforms to strengthen America’s border infrastructure and laws.

Second, it creates a new merit-based legalimmigration system that protects American wages and safety net programs, prioritizes immediate families, and creates a fair and transparent process for immigration to America.

Special Points of President Trump’s Immigration Plan:

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Study: Smugglers Earned as Much as $2.3 Billion Helping Migrants Cross Border in 2017

Smugglers pulled in anywhere from $200 million to $2.3 billion in 2017 in payments from migrants they helped enter the country illegally, according to a new study commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security.

Migrants pay from just under $4000 to over $11,000 each in smuggling fees, depending on the amount of help they request and whether it includes transit all the way from their home country and actual passage across the U.S. border, according to the study, Human Smuggling and Associated Revenues, produced by the Rand Corporation for DHS. “The wide range reflects uncertainty about the number of migrants that travel northward, their use of smugglers and the fees they pay,” the report said.

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Bill Maher: ‘We’re All Politically Incorrect in Private’

During a chat with American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis on his Real Time show, host Bill Maher noted that everyone is “politically incorrect” during private conversations and that social media just makes everyone sound like robots.

Maher made the point that “social justice warriors” do not actually care about justice and are actually in pursuit of clicks.

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British Think-Tank Proposes Not Prosecuting Pedophiles for Viewing Child Pornography

A British think-tank has issued a 132 page report advocating for not prosecuting pedophiles for viewing child pornography and abuse videos online, with the support of the new Victims’ Commissioner Dame Vera Baird.

The report from the think-tank Justice, overseen by retired judge Peter Rook, advocates for treating people who view, and thus support the creation of, child pornography with a “holistic approach.”

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Facebook Says Using the Word “Honk” Violates Its Community Standards

Facebook removed a post which consisted simply of the word “honk,” asserting that it was a violation of their community standards.

Yes, really.

The use of the word stems from the ‘clown world’ meme — a nihilistic position many on the right are taking in light of a society in the grip of ‘progressive’ degeneracy run amok.

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Huffington Post Celebrates 11-Yr-Old “Amazing Drag Kid” Who Dances for Men in Gay Bar… [Video]

He’s “Proof that the future is queer”

Wake up, America! The normalizing of pedophilia is happening right before our eyes.

He’s only 11-years-old, but the parents of 11 yr-old “Desmond is Amazing” have been allowing their child to be exploited by members of the queer community and the entertainment industry, including mainstream entertainment like ABC’s Good Morning America for several years.

In a gut-wrenching video, grown men can be seen handing and throwing dollar bills at “Desmond is Amazing” while he performed for them at a New York City gay bar. He was a 10-yr-old boy when the video was taken.

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Newspaper Sends Reporter to Harass John Cleese on Caribbean Island

A left-wing newspaper has sent a reporter to a Caribbean island to harass John Cleese over his tweet which questioned the merits of diversity.

Public humiliation isn’t enough, now Cleese must be tracked down and doxxed!

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The Humanitarian Hoax of Pearson Education: Killing America With Kindness — Hoax 30

The Humanitarian Hoax is a deliberate and deceitful tactic of presenting a destructive policy as altruistic. The humanitarian huckster presents himself as a compassionate advocate when in fact he is the disguised enemy.

Pearson plc, a public limited corporation, is a British multinational multi-billion dollar publishing powerhouse and the largest education company in the world. Pearson Publishing’s reported 2017 share in global revenues was $8.2 billion with a staggering 60% control of U.S. textbooks sales. It listed the Libyan Investment Authority as its largest financial contributor. Pearson is an anti-American, pro-globalism, antisemitic, pro-Muslim globalized education provider that is indoctrinating our American children.

Pearson is the premier global educational humanitarian huckster hawking its anti-American message of globalism to K-12 students and teachers in America. Its globalized curriculum comports to Obama’s pet Common Core Initiative Standards (CCIS). Globally, Common Core originated from the One World Education concept, a global goal orchestrated by the Connect All Schools program. Its origin is funded by the Qatar Foundation International (QFI) and supported by the United Nations Agenda 2030. This is how it works.

Obama appointed Vartan Gregorian, board member of the Qatari Foundation International (QFI), to the prestigious and influential President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. The Qatar Foundation International partnered with the Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education in 2011 to integrate classrooms in the U.S. and international schools through a program called Connect All Schools.

Obama’s dream of a globalized, internationalized pro-Muslim education was facilitated courtesy of the Qatari government, Qatar Foundation International, and the Libyan Investment Authority’s major Islam-promoting donors:

  • Turkey
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Muslim Brotherhood
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

The stated goal of humanitarian huckster-in-chief Barack Obama’s Connect All Schools initiative was to “connect every school in the U.S. with the world by 2016.” Sounds great, just like “hope and change” sounded great until it was exposed as a sinister humanitarian hoax designed to shatter the Judeo-Christian norms and sovereignty of the United States. Let’s review.

Our American children are being indoctrinated to be self-loathing Americans by pro-Muslim, anti-American Muslim Brotherhood propaganda courtesy of Barack Obama’s “Connect All Schools” initiative. The transnational Muslim Brotherhood has the singular goal of spreading Islam worldwide and is “educating” our children with its propaganda. The Muslim Brotherhood Explanatory Memorandum makes it crystal clear that indoctrination of American students through textbooks is a primary tactic to settle the United States of America and make it Muslim.

Obama’s deceitful Race To the Top program bribed school districts to accept destructive Common Core standards in exchange for federal grants that also affected teacher certification. New York State no longer evaluates its teachers. Pearson Education does. Pearson Education took over teacher certification for New York State in 2014 with its Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) and is the sole administrator and evaluator of the assessment.

A 2012 article written by New York Hofstra University educator Alan Singer asks the question, “Pearson ‘Education’ — Who Are These People?” It is a pivotal question.

Alan Singer writes, “The question that must be addressed is whether the British publishing giant Pearson and its Pearson Education subsidy should determine who is qualified to teach and what should be taught in New York State and the United States? I don’t think so! Not only did no one elect them, but when people learn who they are, they might not want them anywhere near a school — or a government official.”

In a particularly egregious example of Pearson’s ideological bias many advanced placement students used a 2018 textbook published by Pearson titled, By the People: A History of the United States. The final section titled The Angry Election of 2016 depicts President Trump as mentally ill and his supporters as racists. A Pearson spokesperson defended the textbook insisting it had undergone “rigorous peer review to ensure academic integrity.” This is the predictable outcome of globalist ideology and globalist revisionism disguised as scholarship.

Pearson is unapologetically committed to globalism and is a signatory to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In Pearson’s own words:

“The good news is that the world has agreed on a plan to put us on a more sustainable path and ensure that no one is left behind. UN Member States have adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change. We have an opportunity and a responsibility to play our part in delivering these landmark agreements. By supporting the SDGs, we will help create a better world in which our business can grow and we can more effectively achieve our mission to help people improve their lives through learning.”

In February of 2019 Pearson sold its U.S. K-12 courseware business to Nexus Capital Management LP for $250 million in its planned shift from textbooks to digital content. Pearson claims the sale is part of its ongoing work to become a simpler more efficient company. That is company-speak for their move toward higher education and digital delivery of their globalist educational curriculum. Pearson is going to college! In their own words:

“The broader US K-12 market remains an important area of focus for Pearson and we are continuing to invest in faster growing digital services such as virtual schools and building on our strong position in US student assessment. We will continue to provide Higher Education courseware for Advanced Placement programmes in K12 schools.”

The odd terms of the deal only give Pearson $25 million cash upfront but after the balance is paid Pearson retains 20% of the future cashflow from the business and is entitled to 20% of the sale price if Nexus sells. So who is Nexus Capital? What did they buy? Why the odd deal?

Nexus is a Los Angeles-based private equity firm and member of Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). EMPEA is a consortium of globalist companies that share information in their singular objective of creating unfettered world markets for their goods and services. Sustainable is the watchword. Sustainable is the abracadabra Open Sesame key that begins with private equity firms in emerging markets and ends in one world government.

Tariq Ramadan, director of Qatari Foundation Institute’s Research center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics, is the grandson of Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. At a 2011 fund raiser in Dallas for the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) he openly called for young Muslims to colonize America. Pearson/Nexus is the medium and Muslim supremacy is the message.

The Explanatory Memorandum should be required reading for every American parent and every American educator to fully understand the depth, breadth, and commitment of the movement to colonize America and make it Muslim. Most Americans scoff at the idea of such a seemingly outlandish objective. They have not read the Explanatory memorandum. What many Americans fail to remember is that aspirational world domination is not new or unfamiliar in contemporary life — it has just appeared in a different form. […]

[NOTE: Keep reading! It gets worse.]

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White Peoples and Their Achievements Are Headed for the Trash Bin of History

So how does diversity and multiculturalism work to produce a livable society when education and entertainment teach that white people are racists?

Any answering back by whites to accusations is considered to be proof that they are racists who will not acknowledge their sins and repent from them with lavish reparations and self-mutilation.

Diversity has become such a value that the great universities have decided to destroy themselves in order to promote diversity. Oxford University, the most famous university in the world, has decided to lower its standards in order to promote diversity. Over the course of the next four years Oxford is going to reject 25% of the qualified applicants in order to make room for unqualified applicants who are “deprived” because of standards that cause “inequality.” (link)

Goodbye the value of an Oxford education. The once prestigious degree is becoming equalized with that of a community college, Heaven forbid that there is anything but equality. The parents who sacrificed to send their kids to private schools to prepare them for success at Oxford, have wasted their sacrifice and their money, because the qualifications for 25% of their kids for admission are irrelevant for diversity admission. The lower you score, the more diverse and more favored you are.

All over England, or as it is now called the UK, the universities are being destroyed, as in the US. Not only is there the example of Oxford, but the same is happening all over England and the US. The University of Nottingham has destroyed itself. For example, the university’s philosophy department was ranked, which meant that an advanced degree meant something about its graduates expertise in the subject.

But “diversity” intervened, and scholarship took the blow. The professors with a solid research recond were discarded and unqualified diversity was employed in their place. Consequently, the university lost its standing for its Ph.D. in philosophy.

This adversely affected the graduates who paid their parents’ money and years of their life for degrees, the value of which the corrupt university administration threw away in order to please “diversity.”

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Will They Ever Leave Him Alone? Christian Baker Jack Phillips is Being Sued — Again

Remember Jack Phillips, the Christian baker from Colorado who was sued for refusing to make a cake for a gay wedding? He’s being sued again, for the third time, by the same lawyer who tried and failed to take him down last time.

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YouTube Deletes Historical Archive Channel for Promoting ‘Hate’

A channel that posted historical archive footage was banned by YouTube for promoting “hate” before being restored after a backlash.

The channel, Regionaal Archief Alkmaar, mainly hosts videos from the 1920s to the 1950s, including footage of the German Army and clips of Adolf Hitler speeches. It is a historical archive and in no way endorses Nazism.

“We wanted to show you some nice historical film footage on #IAD19, but @youtube deleted our complete channel, calling us ‘hatemongers’ for showing #WW2 footage. They still have not giving our channel back or replied to our questions,” the channel owner tweeted.

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/10/2019

  1. Re: Bizarre: Justin Bieber challenges…

    I believe JB will be 35 this year, yet much greater talents (Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison) were lost to us when five years or so younger. Has the guy with the scythe no taste? (apparently I don’t!)

  2. The Leonardo da Vinci attributed Salvator Mundi, which set a record 450 million dollars at auction before disappearing from view in 2017, has ended up on the yacht of hereditary Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, ArtNet.com said Monday.

    Bloody beturbaned Philistine! Vessels that might sink are perfect places to keep priceless art treasures. What color is the boat, hot pink? You can bet that he nailed in white shag carpeting over the Cheoy Lee teak decks.

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