Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/28/2019

The Libyan coast guard rescued nearly 400 migrants off the coast of Libya over a period of four days this past week. Meanwhile, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, and Portugal have reportedly agreed to take some of the migrants on board the migrant-ferry vessel Sea-Watch 3, to which Italian authorities have denied entry.

In other migration news, the Catholic bishop of El Paso personally escorted seven migrants across the border from Mexico into Texas.

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Thanks to Insubria, JD, KP, Reader from Chicago, Srdja Trifkovic, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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USA
» Alleged “State-Backed Hackers” Transformed a Telecom Giant Into Global Spy System
» Andrew Yang Supporters Furious After Claim His Mic Was Deliberately Cut During Last Night’s Debate
» Biden Campaign “Freaking Out” Over Poor Debate Performance
» Big Tech Meltdown: Vimeo Bans Project Veritas
» Blatant Election Rigging: Twitter Wants to Make Sure We Never Have Another President Like Trump
» Bubonic Plague in La: California on the Verge of Becoming a Third World State
» California Ammo Sales Spike as Background Checks Start Monday
» Climate Alarmists Caught Manipulating Temperature Data Yet Again
» Comey Hid ‘Clinton Emails’ Binder in His Office Safe and Had Hillary’s Backup Email Device
» Dan Crenshaw’s Blistering Questioning of Google Execs Over Political Bias
» Dem Senator Pushed for Censorship of ‘The Donald’ Before it Was Quarantined by Reddit
» Does Hillary Clinton Have Kuru Disease From Cannibalism?
» From Out of Oregon: ‘Save the Environment — From Meddling Government Social Justice Warriors’
» Google Execs Suddenly Go Into Hiding After Project Veritas Exposes Trump Destruction Plans
» How We Blew a $700-Quintillion Opportunity
» It Isn’t Friday Unless it’s Florida Man Friday
» Judge Reduces Oberlin Damages to $25 Million
» Just in: Charred Remains of Missing Utah College Student Found — Suspect Ayoola Ajayi Charged With Aggravated Murder
» Madonna Promotes Gun Control and Soviet Communism in Her New Video
» Media Ratings Fall: MSM Blames Trump for Hate Against Trump No Longer Selling
» Nearly 100 Cars Got Stuck in a Remote Field After Blindly Following GPS Route
» New Poll: Voters See Democrats as Extremists
» Obama’s Top U.N. Official Part of ‘Hate Trump’ Campaign
» Opposing Groups to Protest in Portland This Saturday
» Oregon’s Governor, Chasing Fleeing Republicans, Once Fled Herself
» Project Veritas Sends Google Letters to Congress
» Samantha Power Used Govt. Email to Incite Anti-Trump Deep State
» Sleepy Joe Biden’s Support Drops 10 Points Following Debate Fail
» Soros-Backed Group Demands Financial Blacklisting of Conservatives
» The Muslim Plot to Bomb a Black Church the Media Won’t Talk About
» The Tears of a Clown
» Twitter to Censor Trump Tweets Ahead of 2020 Election
» Veritas Fights Back: Attorneys Send Letter to YouTube
» Video Shows How Instagram Bans Donald Trump Jr. From Receiving ‘Likes’ — On Any Post
» White Supremacist Who Drove His Car Into Crowd of Liberal Activists Sentenced to Life in Prison on Hate Crime Charges
 
Europe and the EU
» A Century of Disorder
» Angela Merkel Shakes Again During Official Ceremony (Video)
» Big Brother to Force You to Stop at a Red Light
» Conte Says ‘Proud’ of Draghi
» Denmark: Video of Pupils Being Taught to Chant “Allahu Akbar” Causes Controversy
» EU Brexit Negotiator Verhofstadt Rails at ‘Foreigner Bashing Pseudo-Patriot’ Boris Johnson
» G-20: Macron Tucks Tail on Climate After Empty Threats Melt Away
» Germany’s Merkel Shaking Again at Event in Berlin
» German Official Claims Angela Merkel’s Second Bout of Trembling Was “Psychologically Driven”
» Italian Foreign Fighter Arrested, Brought Back From Syria
» Italy: Circeo Park Rangers Threatened
» Italy: Magistrate Cronyism Probe ‘Disconcerting’ Says Mattarella
» Italy: Salvini’s Popularity Soars Amidst Sea-Watch Migrant Controversy
» Muslims Throw Rocks, Bricks at Anti-Islam Protesters, Dutch Police Arrest Protesters — Report
» Swedish Police Call on Lawmakers to Criminalize Possession of Terror Propaganda
» Swedish Man Convicted for ‘Hate’ Comments He Did Not Write
» Swedish State TV Network Blasted for Using Iran’s Trump ‘Retarded’ Comment in Ad
» Trump ‘Humiliates’ Socialist Spanish Prime Minister During G20
» UK Government’s “5G Rural First”: “Dangerously High” Levels of Electromagnetic Field Radiation (EMF) In Southern England.
» UK: Khan’s London: Thefts on Subway Surge 80 Per Cent in Three Years
» UK: Londoners Flee Capital in Record Numbers Due to Crime & Cost of Living
» UK: Muslims Shout Abuse, Send Warning Letter to Owner of Greedy Pigs Cafe, Demanding Its Name be Changed
» UK: Report: Johnson Plans Tax Cuts, ‘Trump Style’ Halt on New Regulations in No Deal Brexit
» UK: Woman Nicked for Asking Bodybuilder Hubby to Do Chores
 
North Africa
» Another Explosion in Tunis, At Counterterrorism Offices
» Morocco Seeks Death Penalty for Jihadists Who Murdered Backpackers
 
Middle East
» Revealed: Entire British Family of 12 — Including Three Children Aged 11, Five and One — Who Fled Their Home in Luton to Join ISIS in Syria Are All Now Dead
 
Russia
» Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin Troll the Fake News Deep State at G20 Meeting
» Putin Says Multiculturalism is “No Longer Tenable”
 
South Asia
» Terrified Australian Tourist, 24, Breaks Down in Tears as Smiling Bali Cops Parade Him in Front of Media After He’s Accused of Snatching a Woman’s Bag — and He Could Face Seven Years in Jail
 
Far East
» Apple Extends Ive Losses on Reports Mac Pro Production is Moving to China
» Chinese Consumers Shun All American Products as Nationalism Soars
» New Video Shows China Simulating Hypersonic Missile Attack on Enemy Forces
» What is Kuru and What Are Its Symptoms?
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australian Muslim, 29, Backed Out of Travelling to Syria to Join Terrorists Because His Views Were Even More Extreme Than ISIS
» Huge Blow for Rugby Australia as the Highly-Regarded Head of the Player’s Union Sensationally Quits — as the Game Fails to Settle With Israel Folau
» ‘I Will F***ing Kill You’: Grandmother is Violently Raped in a Public Park by a 23-Year-Old Monster Who Heartlessly Congratulated Her on a ‘Good Job’ When the Horrific Ordeal Ended
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» “Kill the Boer!” — Widow Retells Terrifying South Africa Farm Attack (Video)
» ‘We Need a Lifeline’ South African Farmers Plead for Asylum as Attacks Escalate
 
Latin America
» In Major “Blow” To Bolsonaro, 39 Kilos of Coke Seized on Brazil’s Presidential Plane
 
Immigration
» 2020 Democrats Go All in on Amnesty for DACA Illegal Aliens: Must ‘Make Them U.S. Citizens’
» Activist Bishop Escorts Migrants Across U.S. Border From Mexico
» Denmark to Liberalize Asylum Laws, Scrap ‘Alcatraz’ For Foreign Criminals
» Far-Left Groups Pressure 2020 Dems to Back Decriminalizing Border Crossings
» Italy: Guarantees Needed Before Sea Watch Landing — Int Min
» Italy: Several EU Nations Agree to Take Migrants From Ship
» Libya Coastguard Says Rescues Nearly 400 Migrants
» New York Post Hammers Democrats After Every Candidate Promises Free Healthcare to All Illegal Aliens
» Report: Sea-Watch Assault on Italy ‘Organized Piracy’
» Rogers Reveals Democrat Plot to Turn Border Processing Centers Over to the UN
» Texas Medical Professional: Migrants Quarantined With Unknown Disease, 10-Year Old Girl Found With 20 Types of Semen in Her
» Ukrainian Criminal Suspected in Highway Massacre is a “Refugee”
» UN Global Compact: What Happens Next?
» Western Union CEO Says America ‘Built on Migrants, ‘ Yearns for Globalization
 
Culture Wars
» Antifa Targets Parents Who Exposed Library Event Where Drag Queen Stripped for Kids
» How States Can Man-Up and Stop Abortion
» Julian Castro: Transgender Men Have ‘Right to Abortion Funds’
» Male Student Takes Stand Against ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Narrative
» Pastor Dares to See Library’s ‘Drag Queen, ‘ Cops Pounce
» Putin Attacks Western Views on Gay Rights and Multiculturalism and Says Immigrants Are Free to ‘Kill, Plunder and Rape With Impunity Because Their Rights Are Protected’ Ahead of G20 Meeting With May
» ‘Religious Freedom is One of Our Cornerstones’: Scott Morrison Vows to Bring in New Laws to Protect Religious People After Israel Folau Was Sacked for Sharing a Message From the Bible
» Survey Shows Young Adults Moving Away From LGBTQ Tolerance
» Video: Young Turks Presenter Gets Angry With His Own ‘Woke’ Audience
 

Alleged “State-Backed Hackers” Transformed a Telecom Giant Into Global Spy System

According to ZeroHedge, the AP, which sourced its story from a presentation given by the head of Cybereason, a global cybersecurity contractor brought in by telecoms firms to trace the source of another potentially major breach, a group of possibly state-backed hackers infiltrated the system of an unnamed telecoms giant to spy on a group of unnamed “VIPs” call records, location data and other information. The hack essentially allowed those hackers to track the movements and activities of the targets. And because the hack occurred at the service-provider level, it would be virtually impossible for the 20 or so end-user targets to discover the breach on their own. In essence, the hackers were able to transform the targeted firm into a “global surveillance system.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Andrew Yang Supporters Furious After Claim His Mic Was Deliberately Cut During Last Night’s Debate

Andrew Yang supporters are furious after the Democratic candidate claimed his mic was cut during last night’s debate.

“I feel bad for those who tuned in to see and support me that I didn’t get more airtime. Will do better (my mic being off unless called on didn’t help),” tweeted Yang.

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

Biden Campaign “Freaking Out” Over Poor Debate Performance

A source close to the Biden campaign said his staff was “freaking out” over the Democratic frontrunner’s poor debate performance last night.

As the clear leader in the race, the former vice president was there to be targeted by the rest of the field, but he apparently fared significantly worse than was expected.

“A source close to the Biden campaign tells me his staff is “freaking out” about his poor performance tonight,” tweeted journalist Olivia Nuzzi.

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

Big Tech Meltdown: Vimeo Bans Project Veritas

Proof positive “hate” designation is being abused to censor journalism

Video hosting platform Vimeo has banned Project Veritas in yet another flagrant example of Big Tech censoring journalism.

“BREAKING UPDATE: @Vimeo has BANNED our account days after @YouTube PULLED our video,” tweeted James O’Keefe.

Vimeo claimed that Project Veritas had uploaded videos that were “hateful, defamatory or discriminatory”.

In reality, O’Keefe’s crime was to embarrass Big Tech and once again prove they are engaging in election meddling and partisan censorship under the guise of patrolling “hate”.

The ban occurred hot on the heels of YouTube removing a Project Veritas video that featured a Google executive admitting the company is doing everything in its power to stop President Trump winning re-election.

“Big Tech’s suppression of conservative voices continues. Wake up people. Before it’s too late,” tweeted Donald Trump Jr.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Blatant Election Rigging: Twitter Wants to Make Sure We Never Have Another President Like Trump

Just in time for the 2020 election, Twitter has come up with a new “policy” that is obviously intended to neuter the effectiveness of President Trump’s Twitter account. Right now, Trump has 61.4 million followers on Twitter, and his tweets regularly make headlines all over the world. Trump has been devastatingly effective on Twitter for years, and his social media strategy was one of the keys to his victory in 2016. Needless to say, the radical leftists that run Twitter were absolutely horrified by Trump’s upset victory, and they want to do whatever they can to make sure that such a thing never happens again. They started by deleting, shadowbanning and greatly suppressing the accounts of prominent conservatives. Personally, my own account has been shadowbanned for a very long time. I have over 16,000 followers, but if you check out my account you will notice that I barely get any retweets at all these days. However, a few years ago there was a ton of interaction with my tweets. An expert looked into it and found that just like so many other prominent conservatives, I had been shadowbanned.

But all of the censorship that we have seen so far is apparently not enough for the control freaks at Twitter, and so now they are going after President Trump himself.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Bubonic Plague in La: California on the Verge of Becoming a Third World State

The city of Los Angeles is quickly descending into a cesspool of decay and disease. With bubonic plague now likely present amongst residents, the city and the state of California are on the verge of becoming a third-world hellscape. Some say that that’s already happened…

Tucker Carlson had historian Victor Davis Hanson on his show just last week, where the latter said that California is on the verge of becoming the nation’s first Third World state. From trash being illegally dumped to city hall becoming a rat-infested den in the city of LA, it all points to the decay suffered when Democrats run things. Even police stations in the city are loaded with rats and according to Townhall, one was fined $5,000 over its conditions that left one officer stricken with typhoid fever. California’s descent has gotten to the point where there is a possibility that bubonic plague (the black death) may now be present in the city.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

California Ammo Sales Spike as Background Checks Start Monday

California gun owners have been rushing to buy bullets before a new background check law goes into effect statewide on Monday, the first of its kind in the nation.

“In the last two weeks I’ve been up about 300 percent,” one Sacramento ammunition store owner told Fox News, adding that people have been “bulking up because of these stupid new laws.”

Enacted in 2016, Proposition 63 and SB 1235 require one of two types of background check when buying any type of ammunition for a firearm; a $1 “Standard Ammunition Eligibility Check” for anyone who has legally purchased a handgun in the state since 1990 (and whose CA Driver’s License or ID matches the address used at the time) which takes 2-3 minutes, or a more invasive $19 “Basic Ammunition Eligibility Check” that will take up to 10 days to complete.

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

Climate Alarmists Caught Manipulating Temperature Data Yet Again

According to Heller, NASA has manipulated historical temperature data to show a dramatic increase in temperature, especially since the year 2000.

Comparing NASA charts from the years 2000, 2017, and 2019, Heller shows data has been manipulated multiple times since the year 2000. Heller shows, with NASA’s own data, that the space agency has been adjusting temperatures from the past — temperatures from as long ago as the mid-1800s — downward, while adjusting current-day temperatures upward, and those changes are responsible for most of the claimed global warming during that time. In the year 2000, historical data showed a .5 degree Celsius increase from the mid-1800s to the year 2000. In 2017, the same agency’s historical temperature data showed a 1.5C increase and just two years later a 2.0 C increase. In each of those time frames, older temperatures are pushed slightly downward.

The 2017 to 2019 rise in temperature is especially confusing when you add the fact that satellite temperature data shows a global decrease in land temperature for the last two years. As well, satellite data adds to the case of fraud in another way: According to satellite data, since the year 2000, land temperatures have increased by .2 degrees Celsius, but NASA’s latest chart says that temperatures increased by 1.5 degrees Celsius since 2000. So more than 80 percent of the change in temperature since the year 2000 is the result of temperature data manipulation.

“They’ve quadrupled warming mainly by cooling past temperatures and warming present temperatures,” Heller said in a video released on Monday.

Moreover, the entire Medieval Warm Period has disappeared. The Medieval Warm Period, which has lots of scientific and historical evidence to show it happened — and which was prominent in a 1990 IPCC graph — has been adjusted out of existence. Climate alarmists can’t have a Medieval Warm Period, since it casts so much doubt on the current theory that man is causing a current upward temperature swing. The Medieval Warm Period occurred before man could reasonably be blamed for it. That’s why in 1999 when Michael Mann released his infamous “hockey stick graph,” the Medieval Warm Period was suddenly gone. Thus did Mann create a non-existent global-warming “tipping point” based on CO2, starting in the late 19th century.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Comey Hid ‘Clinton Emails’ Binder in His Office Safe and Had Hillary’s Backup Email Device

Former FBI director James Comey had a white binder marked “Clinton Emails” in his office on May 16, 2017, a few days after he was fired, as the Department of Justice was trying to get back the items in Comey’s office safe.

The State Department and FBI also possessed a “Datto” backup email device for Hillary Clinton’s private email server, which a judge ordered released. Michael Bekesha, who waged the Datto case for Judicial Watch, tells Big League Politics that the State Department is “still processing the FBI investigative file,” even though Datto contents were ordered released by last September.

Bekesha said it is possible that the State Department has not searched the device, which they received from Comey’s FBI, noting, “They have not yet identified the location of all the records that they reviewed and produced.”

Comey got busted by the DOJ for hiding his “Clinton Emails” binder after he got fired from the FBI, as Big League Politics exclusively reported.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Dan Crenshaw’s Blistering Questioning of Google Execs Over Political Bias

On Wednesday, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) brilliantly grilled Derek Slater, Google Global Director of Information Policy, over revelations from a Project Veritas video of political bias at Google. Crenshaw’s questioning included his anger that according to the Project Veritas video, Google had referred to Daily Wire Editor-in Chief Ben Shapiro, Jordan Peterson and Dennis Prager as Nazis. Crenshaw snapped, “What kind of education do people at Google have so that they think that religious Jews are Nazis? Three of these people had family members killed in the Holocaust, Ben Shapiro is the number one target of the alt-right. And yet you people operate off the premise that he’s a Nazi.”

Crenshaw wasn’t finished with that; he fired off this missile: “When you label them, when one of the most powerful social media companies in the world labels people as Nazis, you could make the argument that’s inciting violence.” He concluded with a ringing denunciation, stating, “You do not have a constitutional obligation to enforce the First Amendment, but I would say that you absolutely have an obligation to enforce American values, and the First Amendment is an underpinning of American values that we should be protecting until the day we die.”

The exchange was so compelling that it is reprinted below:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Dem Senator Pushed for Censorship of ‘The Donald’ Before it Was Quarantined by Reddit

Democratic Senator Ron Wyden pushed for the censorship of ‘the Donald’ subreddit just weeks before it was ‘quarantined’ by Reddit.

As we reported on Wednesday, Reddit quarantined the forum, which is often a pre-cursor to a total ban, claiming that comments inciting violence had not been deleted promptly enough by moderators.

Moderators hit back by claiming they were doing everything to delete comments which broke TOS as quickly as possible.

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

Does Hillary Clinton Have Kuru Disease From Cannibalism?

Here is what we know so far:

First, Hillary Clinton clearly has serious medical problems and is receiving unknown or inexplicable treatments for it.

Second, her health problems mainly manifest as speech problems, uncontrollable coughing, or inappropriate laughter, problems walking, and a bizarre tongue ulcer.

Third, she is professionally and personally connected to Marina Abramovic, a bizarre performance artist, and therefore has a surprising number of connections to the occult and to the satanic art/magick ritual known as Spirit Cooking.

Fourth, Spirit Cooking includes disturbing instructions to cut into one’s own flesh, “eat the pain,” and mix bodily fluids like breast milk, urine, blood, semen, and even feces for “spiritual” drinking.

According to Wikipedia, “kuru” is a rare, incurable neurodegenerative disorder (aka, brain disease) which was prevalent among the Fore people Papua New Guinea in the 1950s and 60s. Kuru is a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, caused by prions, which cause abnormal folding of specific proteins mostly found in the brain. In this respect, kuru is very similar to Creuztfeldt-Jakid Disease (CJD), better known as “Mad Cow Disease”.

Don’t worry about the medical jargon; the point is that there is a very unpleasant disease called kuru that is transmitted by ingestion of human blood (specifically the “prions” in the blood). These prions then cause more and more deformities in the brain’s proteins over time, ultimately leading to death.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

From Out of Oregon: ‘Save the Environment — From Meddling Government Social Justice Warriors’

So obsessed with forcing their greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-trade bill on the masses, 18 Senate Democrats and Oregon Democrat Governor Kate Brown sicced the cops on 12 Republicans who absconded, trying to draw from them their needed quorum.

None of the Republicans out on the lam were successfully dragged back as big rigs from all over the state arrived in time for the morning commute.

“With 18 members, Democrats are in the supermajority, but they need two Republican senators to reach a quorum of 20. A two-thirds quorum is needed to do any business. (Salem Statesman Journal)

“…HB 2020 would have been the nation’s second economy-wide cap on greenhouse gas emissions. Its purpose was to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.”

HB 2020 is straight out of the dictates of UN Agenda 21 (Agenda 2030).

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Google Execs Suddenly Go Into Hiding After Project Veritas Exposes Trump Destruction Plans

All of a sudden, a group of Google executives deleted their social media presence after a new expose revealed their plans to use their Internet search engine to destroy President Donald Trump’s 2020 election campaign.

The sudden disappearance of the Google executive’s social media accounts came on the heels of the latest undercover exposé by Project Veritas that reveals that Google is programming its machine learning algorithms (or AI) to prevent the “next Trump situation.”

The Project Veritas video reveals that instead of merely doing its job as the world’s leading Internet search and archiving tool, Google is using its power over what Americans see on the Internet as a partisan political weapon to force extreme, un-American leftism on all of us.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

How We Blew a $700-Quintillion Opportunity

This summer’s 50th anniversary of America landing a man on the moon depresses me because we so quickly gave up on space.We should have been to Mars, Venus and one of Jupiter’s moons by now.Instead, Democrats pulled the plug on manned space exploration. They said the money could be better spent here on Earth fixing our problems.They were wrong.After running up the national debt by $20 trillion (only 15% of federal spending is on the military) the problems are still there.If we had spent the $20 trillion on space exploration we would have earned $35 million for every dollar spent.RT reported, “Whether it was the Big Bang, Midas or God himself, we don’t really need to unlock the mystery of the origins of gold when we’ve already identified an asteroid worth $700 quintillion in precious heavy metals.”If anything launches this metals mining space race, it will be this asteroid Psyche 16, taking up residence between Mars and Jupiter and carrying around enough heavy metals to net every single person on the planet close to a trillion dollars.

           — Hat tip: KP [Return to headlines]
 

It Isn’t Friday Unless it’s Florida Man Friday

Look, up in the sky! Or sometimes down in the gutter! Or on that pony keg strapped to a scooter riding down a line of alligators!

It’s… Florida Man!

Join me again for more chills, spills, and non-judgmental thrills as we chronicle another week of antics in the Sunshine State.

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

Judge Reduces Oberlin Damages to $25 Million

Friday a judge reduced the damages in the Oberlin case to just over $25 million. A reduction was expected because the original award given to Gibson’s bakery exceeded caps on punitive damages put in place as part of a tort reform effort in Ohio. It’s not clear if Oberlin will attempt to appeal the current judgment to further reduce it.

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

Just in: Charred Remains of Missing Utah College Student Found — Suspect Ayoola Ajayi Charged With Aggravated Murder

Charred remains of missing 23-year-old Utah college student MacKenzie Lueck were discovered after police searched Ayoola Ajayi’s home.

Neighbors said they saw 31-year-old Ayoola Ajayi burning something in his backyard, according to reports.

Salt Lake City police had been searching for MacKenzie Lueck for 11 days before they discovered her charred remains.

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

Madonna Promotes Gun Control and Soviet Communism in Her New Video

Madonna is promoting dangerous Communist ideas that should have no place in a country like the USA.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Media Ratings Fall: MSM Blames Trump for Hate Against Trump No Longer Selling

The mainstream media’s ratings have fallen and instead of learning their lessons, they have decided to blame president Donald Trump. Because the “orange man bad” rhetoric is not as profitable as it has been, they’ve doubled down by making it Trump’s fault.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Nearly 100 Cars Got Stuck in a Remote Field After Blindly Following GPS Route

(TMU) — A Google Maps mishap last weekend resulted in nearly one hundred people driving their cars into the middle of a muddy field, where many of them became stuck. Some of them even caused damage to their cars trying to get through the rough terrain.

It all started on Sunday with an accident on Pena Boulevard in Aurora, Colorado. Hundreds of motorists traveling nearby checked Google Maps for a detour and found an alternative route that would cut their travel time in half.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New Poll: Voters See Democrats as Extremists

In case you missed it this week, 20 Democrats hopeful to take back the White House in 2020 participated in their first election debates.

Candidates were split on two stages between two nights, with each hour proving Democrats have officially abandoned any moderate position with a full embrace of the most radical leftist positions. Whether it’s destroying the private health insurance system, raising taxes on the middle class, providing “free” healthcare to illegal aliens or supporting abortion up until nine months, candidates made their positions clear.

But according to a new Rasmussen poll, the majority of voters believe the positions Democrats are taking land far to the left of their own beliefs.

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

Obama’s Top U.N. Official Part of ‘Hate Trump’ Campaign

Newly uncovered documents show that Samantha Power, ambassador to the United Nations under Barack Obama, while submitting 260 unmasking requests seeking surveillance information about the incoming president and his campaign, was simultaneously engaged in “a move to undermine the incoming administration.”

“Let that sink in,” commented the American Center for Law and Justice, which sued to obtain records about Powers’ activities.

“She consoled others over the election results, blatantly insulted the president-elect, colluded with the mainstream media, and actively sought out ways to undermine the new administration before it had even begun,” ACLJ said.

The organization said Wednesday that over the last two years, “we’ve all seen the reports of the unprecedented unmasking of U.S. citizens by senior Obama official, Ambassador Samantha Power, in the final days of the administration — to the tune of more than one a day.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Opposing Groups to Protest in Portland This Saturday

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Authorities are gearing up for rallies scheduled to take place Saturday in downtown Portland.

Demonstrations are set to start at around noon and will take place in Pioneer Courthouse Square, Chapman Square and Waterfront Park, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

Police officers will be stationed at those locations to make sure everyone exercises their First Amendment rights peacefully and safely.

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

Oregon’s Governor, Chasing Fleeing Republicans, Once Fled Herself

Last week, we looked at a group of Republicans in the Oregon state Senate who had fled the state to deny the Democratic supermajority a quorum for a vote on a new cap and trade carbon bill. For better or worse, the fleebagging tactic worked and, with the end of the legislative session fast approaching, the Democrats abandoned the bill on Tuesday. While that may be the end of this chapter of the story, it’s highlighted some of the hypocrisy coming from the Oregon Democrats who were chastising the GOP for employing this tactic.

That’s particularly true of Oregon Governor Kate Brown, who sent out the State Police in an effort to track down the fleebaggers and bring them back to Salem to do their jobs. She publicly pilloried the Republicans for their “cowardly” behavior and demanded a return to the normal rules of order. As it turns out, however, that was a rather odd position for her to take, because back in 2001 she was part of a group of Democratic legislators who did the exact same thing. They had fled to a Native American reservation to hole up and avoid voting on a new redistricting bill. (Daily Caller)

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Project Veritas Sends Google Letters to Congress

Project Veritas sent a letter to several Members of Congress informing them about Project Veritas’ investigation of Google that raises some concerns regarding Google’s possible improper intervention in Federal elections which may violate laws like the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA).

The letter is a follow up to Project Veritas’ latest investigative report which includes undercover video of Google officials, leaked internal Google documents and emails, and statements provided by a Google insider.

We sent versions of the letter to several members of Congress:

Senator Ted Cruz
Rep. Louis Gohmert
Senator Elizabeth Warren
Senator Mike Lee
Senator Josh Hawley
Senator Richard Blumenthal
Senator Ed Markey
Rep. David Cicilline
Rep. Steve King
Rep. Jim Jordan
Senator Mark Warner

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

Samantha Power Used Govt. Email to Incite Anti-Trump Deep State

Apparently, when she wasn’t unmasking the names of Americans in intelligence reports, former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power was using her government email account to incite the “deep state” with emails slandering Team Trump that to fellow Obama administration officials and other members of the liberal elite.

Two years ago Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) charged that three top members of former President Obama’s team of making hundreds of requests to unmask the names of Americans in intelligence reports. The requests were made during the election and transition period, and the names included members of the Trump Team. The three officials requesting the unmasking were Former CIA director and perjurer John Brennan, former national security adviser Susan Rice, and former U.N. ambassador and hater of Israel, Samantha Power

“[She] was “unmasking” at such a rapid pace in the final months of the Obama administration that she averaged more than one request for every working day in 2016 — and even sought information in the days leading up to President Trump’s inauguration . . . .”

Thanks to a FOIA lawsuit won by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) which is run by Jay Sekulow who is one of the President’s attorneys, we now learn what else Power was doing in her attempt to sabotage the Trump presidency before it had even started.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Sleepy Joe Biden’s Support Drops 10 Points Following Debate Fail

Support for former-Vice President Joe Biden plummeted 10 points following his disastrous primary debate performance on Thursday evening.

A poll of likely Democratic Party voters from the Morning Consult/FiveThirtyEight found that his support dropped from 41.5 percent prior to the debate to 31.5 percent.

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Soros-Backed Group Demands Financial Blacklisting of Conservatives

As if censorship isn’t enough, leftists have decided to ramp up their demands that those who have a different political view be financially blacklisted. A coalition of far-left political activist organizations known for peddling smears about conservatives held a protest at Mastercard’s annual general meeting (AGM) today, demanding that the international credit card giant financially blacklist wider sections of the political right.

Fortunately, Mastercard didn’t cave to the tyrannical demands of the George Soros-backed groups.

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The Muslim Plot to Bomb a Black Church the Media Won’t Talk About

One of Obama’s 10,000 Syrian refugees tried to bomb a black church in Pittsburgh

The best news is when you call get ready for jihad,” Mustafa Mousab Alowemer wrote in a public housing project in Pittsburgh. “I will spill my blood for the victory of my religion.”

Northview Heights, the low-income housing project, is 90% African-American. Or at least it was.

Then a flood of Syrian Muslim refugees showed up. Obama had promised to admit 10,000 Syrian migrants in 2016. The terrorist who plotted a massacre at a black church was one of them. . Syrian Muslim refugee’s target was the Legacy International Worship Center.

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The Tears of a Clown

AOC went through emotional hell.

Just look at the raw emotion. The pain. The anguish. Oh, the humanity!

What horror did she see?….An empty parking lot.

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Twitter to Censor Trump Tweets Ahead of 2020 Election

Social media giant admitting it will decide what is in the public’s interest

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Veritas Fights Back: Attorneys Send Letter to YouTube

We are fighting back.

YouTube, owned by Google, has removed our video news report of insider information that is critical of Google. Below is a letter we sent to YouTube demanding they restore our video.

Social media sites like YouTube, Facebook and Pinterest enjoy a protection from lawsuits regarding the content posted on their platform providing they do not censor the posts. YouTube is obviously censoring our news report under the guise of some unidentified privacy complaint. In other words they used one unidentified complaint to prevent the public from learning the information the Google insider courageously provided.

At the core of this issue is an undeniable fact: Big Tech is brazenly censoring investigative journalism with impunity.

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Video Shows How Instagram Bans Donald Trump Jr. From Receiving ‘Likes’ — On Any Post

In May 2018, Donald Trump Jr. revealed Instagram, a photo-sharing app owned by Facebook, posted an ominous warning to users who searched the words ‘ Donald Trump Jr.’ Donald Trump Jr. posted a short video clip revealing Instagram is warning people that searching for ‘ Donald Trump Jr’ can “ lead to death.”

Don Jr. wrote a caption on Instagram noting after watching his analytics, the social media giant was blocking him from gaining new followers despite the fact he received over 7,000,000 impression in one week.

“ Really? Are you fricken kidding me??” Don Jr. said in an Instagram post.

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White Supremacist Who Drove His Car Into Crowd of Liberal Activists Sentenced to Life in Prison on Hate Crime Charges

James Alex Fields Jr., 20, was arrested in August 2017 and charged with second-degree murder after he slammed his car into a group of liberal protesters in downtown Charlottesville, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others.

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A Century of Disorder

by Srdja Trifkovic

A hundred years ago, on June 28, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed in the illustrious Hall of Mirrors, the same spot where the German Empire was proclaimed in January 1871. It was the most ambitious gathering of its kind in history. Leaders and diplomats of 27 nations convened to establish a new order and make the world “safe for democracy,” as President Woodrow Wilson had summarized America’s war aims in his message to Congress two years earlier.

Far from reestablishing a solid new order after over four years of carnage and destruction, the Treaty was deeply flawed from the outset. It produced an unstable system which lacked legitimacy in the eyes of the vanquished states, especially Germany. This hindered their prospects of eventual integration into the new order, or even their willingness to try doing so in good faith. Perhaps it could not have been otherwise:…

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Angela Merkel Shakes Again During Official Ceremony (Video)

The chancellor began shaking while standing next to German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who was delivering a speech. The shaking stopped and resumed several times.

Concerns for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s health grow once more as she was filmed struggling to keep her composure and visibly shaking during an official ceremony for the second time this month.

The incident happened during the formal appointing of the new justice minister in Berlin’s Bellevue Palace on Thursday morning. The chancellor began shaking while standing next to German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who was delivering a speech. The shaking stopped and resumed several times.

[Comment: Kuru? ]

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Big Brother to Force You to Stop at a Red Light

Forget backseat drivers, hell forget annoying front seat passengers, because soon your car will force you to stop at a red light.

BMW’s NextGen cars will be equipped with the industry’s first ever adaptive cruise control system that recognizes traffic lights.

According to BMW’s blog, they tested an M340i on Munich’s city streets, with the cruise control set to 30 km/h. The car was able to recognize a traffic light turning yellow, slow down and come to a complete stop as the light turned red.

BMW claims their “Urban Traffic Light Recognition” will bring a car to a complete stop at speeds of up to 50 MPH.

Big Brother’s appetite to control everyone, everywhere is getting out of hand.

The UK Guardian warns that within three years, every new car sold in Europe and the UK must be equipped with a speed limiter.

[Comment: Thieves put high mounted red light on the back of their truck. Once switched on, that expensive car behind them cannot drive away from the carjackers.]

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Conte Says ‘Proud’ of Draghi

‘Conveyed a sense of leadership’

(ANSA) — Brussels, June 21 -Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte said Friday that European Central Bank (ECB) Governor and Italian citizen Mario Draghi had “made him proud” with his last speech to a European Union summit, which earned him a standing ovation.

“Today Draghi received the applause of the entire Eurosummit and this made me very happy as an Italian. Everyone said that Draghi’s speech managed to convey a sense of leadership at a particularly difficult time,” Conte said in a press conference after the day’s EU council meeting.

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Denmark: Video of Pupils Being Taught to Chant “Allahu Akbar” Causes Controversy

School bombarded with complaints

A video showing Danish schoolchildren being trained how to perform a Muslim prayer and chant “Allahu Akbar” has stoked controversy.

The clip shows a boy of African descent in Muslim clothing demonstrating the Islamic prayer to a group of mainly ethnically Danish children.

He is then interrupted by a teacher who instructs the kids to say “Allahu Akbar,” after which the entire class kneels in prayer.

“The prayer took place at Thyregod School in Velje municipality in southern Jutland in November 2018,” reports Sputnik.

The clip was filmed by a Sudanese mother of one of the children. She was explicitly told not to upload the video to the Internet but did so anyway.

After the video was leaked, numerous people called for schools officials to resign, claiming that children were being ‘indoctrinated’ into Islam. According to headmaster Gert Hougaard, he has “never experienced anything like this”.

The Danish People’s Party’s Martin Henriksen demanded an explanation from the school and whether parental permission had been obtained, but was merely told that this was a routine part of the curriculum.

He also asked school management if they intended to teach pupils Islam’s “dark sides and widespread fundamentalism,” in addition to its “massive religious and social control.”

Numerous similar videos showing children in European countries being taught how to adopt Muslim practices have previously emerged.

Strangely enough though, there appear to be very few videos of Muslim kids being taught how to worship Christ in Christian churches.

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EU Brexit Negotiator Verhofstadt Rails at ‘Foreigner Bashing Pseudo-Patriot’ Boris Johnson

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s chosen representative in the Brexit negotiations, has launched an astonishing personal attack on Tory leadership favourite Boris Johnson, accusing him of “false promises, pseudo-patriotism, and foreigner bashing”.

Verhofstadt, a former Prime Minister of Belgium, where many key institutions of the European Union are based, sneered that “To those of us watching from the outside, the debate between [Boris Johnson and rival candidate Jeremy Hunt] confirms that they have learned nothing whatsoever from the past two years of negotiations with the EU.”

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G-20: Macron Tucks Tail on Climate After Empty Threats Melt Away

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Japan for the G-20 summit with a threat; include a reference to the 2015 Paris Climate Accord in the group’s final communique, or France won’t sign anything, according to Bloomberg.

“If we are not able to get around a table and defend the climate, then France won’t go along with it,” he said. “It’s that simple.”

Then, his aides began to backpedal — with one suggesting that it was impossible to discuss hypotheticals, and another saying it wasn’t a threat — rather, Macron was simply indicating France’s priorities.

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Germany’s Merkel Shaking Again at Event in Berlin

Spokesman, “all going ahead as planned, chancellor is fine”

(ANSA-AP) — BERLIN, JUNE 27 — German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and shaking for the second time in 10 days at a ceremony in Berlin on Thursday. The brief incident happened as Merkel stood alongside President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at an early-morning indoor event where Germany’s new justice minister was being formally appointed. Merkel was handed a glass of water but rejected it, and appeared fine when she arrived in parliament half an hour later. Merkel was due to set off for Japan later Thursday for the annual summit of the Group of 20 global powers. Her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, told news agency dpa that “everything is going ahead as planned. The chancellor is fine.” On Tuesday last week, Merkel’s whole body shook as she stood outside in hot weather alongside Ukraine’s president. Merkel said afterward that she was fine after drinking three glasses of water, which she “apparently needed.” Hot weather in Germany has continued this week, though outdoor temperatures in Berlin dropped significantly overnight after peaking on Wednesday. The 64-year-old Merkel has been German leader since 2005.

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German Official Claims Angela Merkel’s Second Bout of Trembling Was “Psychologically Driven”

German officials are claiming that Angela Merkel’s second bout of trembling was “psychologically driven” and that she has no health concerns.

Questions about the German Chancellor’s health first arose when she was caught on camera visibly shaking during a red-carpet ceremony for Ukrainian President Zelenskiy last week.

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Italian Foreign Fighter Arrested, Brought Back From Syria

25-year-old returned to Italy on Thursday

(ANSA) — Brescia, June 28 — An Italian foreign fighter was brought back to Italy on Thursday after being arrested in Syria, sources said Friday.

Samir Bougana, a 25-year-old with Moroccan roots, allegedly first fought with militias close to Al Qaeda and then with ISIS.

An arrest warrant was out for Bougana for the crime of association for terrorism after Brescia prosecutors opened an investigation into him in 2015. He is thought to have reached the war zone in 2013 from Germany. His return came about thanks to cooperation between the Italian authorities and the FBI, who made contact with the Kurdish-Syrian forces that Bougana surrendered to in August 2018. Bougana was born in Gavardo, near Brescia, and lived in Italy until he was 16 before moving to Germany with his family. Photo: a file image of combat in Syria.

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Italy: Circeo Park Rangers Threatened

Petrol canister, letter left at HQ

(ANSA) — Rome, June 24 — A canister of petrol and a threatening letter were found outside the HQ of the Carabinieri park rangers in the Circeo National Park and nature reserve on Sunday.

The rangers got the solidarity of Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio and Environment Minister Sergio Costa, among others.

The Parco Nazionale del Circeo (National Park of Circeo) was founded by Benito Mussolini in 1934. It occupies a strip of coastal land from Anzio to Terracina, including also a sector of forest in the mainland of San Felice Circeo, and the island of Zannone.

The park was established to preserve the last remains of the Pontine Marshes which were being reclaimed in that period. It is the only national park in Italy to occupy only a plain and coastal area.

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Italy: Magistrate Cronyism Probe ‘Disconcerting’ Says Mattarella

President calls on judiciary to turn a new leaf

(ANSA) — Rome, June 21 — President Sergio Mattarella told an extraordinary meeting of the Supreme Council of Magistrates (CSM) on Friday that he was alarmed by a Perugia probe into alleged cronyism in the Italian judiciary. The meeting of CSM, the judiciary’s self-governing body, was called to appoint two new members following the resignations of people implicated in the probe. “Today the CSM turns a new leaf,” said Mattarella, the nominal head of the council, as he chaired the meeting.

The president expressed “great concern” about the investigation into allegedly attempts to manipulate the appointments of prosecutors.

He said the probe “revealed an disconcerting, unacceptable picture” and had “produced seriously negative consequences for the prestige and authoritativeness of the whole judiciary”. He also called for the CSM to “react firmly to any form of degeneration”.

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Italy: Salvini’s Popularity Soars Amidst Sea-Watch Migrant Controversy

ROME — Matteo Salvini’s hardline approach to a Dutch migrant vessel’s efforts to storm an Italian port has done nothing but raise his capital in the eyes of the Italian people, who elected him to curb illegal immigration.

Rado Fonda, director of leading Italian market research agency SWG, noted Friday that just one month after the European elections Mr. Salvini’s Lega party has risen by an impressive 3 percent among Italian voters, from 34 percent to 37 percent, widening its lead over the second-place Democratic Party (PD), which has remained stable at 22.6 percent.

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Muslims Throw Rocks, Bricks at Anti-Islam Protesters, Dutch Police Arrest Protesters — Report

Anti-Islamization protesters were targeted by Muslims throwing rocks, bricks, and eggs in the Netherlands, but police opted to arrest the protest group instead of their assailants, according to reports.

Representatives of a local chapter of PEGIDA have been protesting and distributing flyers near Al-Fourqaan mosque in Eindhoven, which has sparked backlash from Muslims in the area on multiple occasions, as well as a crackdown by local officials who have attempted to forbid the demonstrations.

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Swedish Police Call on Lawmakers to Criminalize Possession of Terror Propaganda

The head of the Swedish Security Police, Säpo, has called on lawmakers in the government to examine tabling laws to make possessing terrorist propaganda a criminal offense.

According to Swedish news outlet SVT, Friberg, the chief of Säpo, asserted that police routinely discover radical Islamic terror propaganda in the hands of known extremist recruiters and terror suspects, as well as material which instructs potential terrorists how to execute the most effective terror attacks.

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Swedish Man Convicted for ‘Hate’ Comments He Did Not Write

A 52-year-old Swedish man has been convicted for “hate” comments posted in a social media group, despite the comments having been written by other people.

The “hate” comments were written in the Facebook group “Stand up for Sweden” and contained material that was deemed to have broken Swedish law against threats or intimidation towards ethnic groups, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.

The 52-year-old, who was the administrator of the group, was found guilty of breaking the BBS Act of 1998, according to news website Nyheter Idag, which held him liable for not deleting the comments made in the group, even though he had not made them himself.

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Swedish State TV Network Blasted for Using Iran’s Trump ‘Retarded’ Comment in Ad

Swedish tax-funded TV network SVT has been criticised for a poster campaign featuring a picture of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani calling President Donald Trump “retarded”.

The poster refers to the ongoing tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic and a recent quote from Rouhani who called President Trump “mentally retarded” after the U.S. leader cancelled airstrikes last week.

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Trump ‘Humiliates’ Socialist Spanish Prime Minister During G20

The Spanish media has accused President Trump of “humiliating” socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez during the G20 meeting in Osaka.

Video of a brief interaction between the two appears to show Sanchez attempting to talk to Trump before the U.S. President points at a chair and tells Sanchez to sit down.

Trump then strides away as Sanchez sits down with a sheepish smile on his face.

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UK Government’s “5G Rural First”: “Dangerously High” Levels of Electromagnetic Field Radiation (EMF) In Southern England.

This weekend, a group of us drove around the site of Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, Somerset UK). We had an electromagnetic field radiation detector that was continually bleeping alarmingly and flashing red, indicating that the EMFs it was detecting were way above World Health Organisation recommended safety levels. They were penetrating on to the main road which runs past the site, and there were several hotspots in the quaint little village of Pilton itself, including the village hall and the Working Men’s Club.

A couple of weeks before, I had attended a meeting of Pilton’s parish council. It was standing room only as residents packed in to express their dismay about a telecommunications mast that had been erected, without any consultation with them, in the children’s skate-board park. Engineers had informed one of them that it was going to be made “5G ready” at the end of May, in time for the music festival.

We are now beginning to receive reports from inside the site of dangerously high levels of EMFs. On-site workers have been reporting bad headaches, nose bleeds and digestive issues. And this is all before the bulk of the campers arrive on Wednesday. So one can only assume that matters will get far worse once hundreds of thousands of smart phones turn up.

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UK: Khan’s London: Thefts on Subway Surge 80 Per Cent in Three Years

Thefts on the iconic London Underground subway system have surged by more than 80 per cent since 2016/17, around the time Sadiq Khan became city major.

The British Transport Police (BTP) received 6,825 reports of theft on the subway system, which has been serving Londoners since the 1860s, in 2018/19 — a huge increase on the 3,730 reports it received in 2016/17, around the time Sadiq Khan was installed as Mayor of London.

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UK: Londoners Flee Capital in Record Numbers Due to Crime & Cost of Living

Residents leaving city to “get away from the stabbings”

New figures show that record numbers of Londoners are fleeing the capital as a result of soaring violent crime rates and the high cost of living.

Stats released by the Office for National Statistics show that in the year to June, 340,498 Londoners left the city while just 237,270 migrated inwards from the rest of the country — a net loss of 103,228.

336,000 Londoners already left in 2017, a figure significantly higher than the 255,140 who left in 2012.

However, London’s population is still increasing thanks to immigration from abroad.

Christopher Snowdon, head of lifestyle economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), said that cost of living was a major factor, but that Londoners were also fleeing the capital’s soaring violent crime.

“Obviously people also want a better quality of life. But they also want access to good schools, to live in rural areas and to get away from the stabbings,” he told the Times.

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UK: Muslims Shout Abuse, Send Warning Letter to Owner of Greedy Pigs Cafe, Demanding Its Name be Changed

Ms. Harper is standing firm now, but the name of the cafe will be changed soon enough. Britain’s new masters demand it, and so it will be done.

“Greedy Pigs cafe stands firm after hate letter brands its name ‘disgusting, shameful and offensive,’“ by Felicity MacNamara, Telegraph & Argus, June 26, 2019:

A CAFE owner has refused to change the name of her business after being told it was “wrong, disgusting, shameful and offensive” in an anonymous letter.

Shelly Harper, who runs the Greedy Pigs sandwich bar and diner on Paley Road, East Bowling, spoke out after receiving the worrying letter last week.

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UK: Report: Johnson Plans Tax Cuts, ‘Trump Style’ Halt on New Regulations in No Deal Brexit

Conservative Party leader candidate Boris Johnson is reportedly planning a special no-deal Brexit budget to get the British economy “going gangbusters” by October 31st if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

According to The Times, Mr Johnson is planning a series of tax cuts, raising the threshold for land tax on purchasing homes, a “Trump-style” freeze on new regulations, and raising the investment allowance threshold to stimulate business.

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UK: Woman Nicked for Asking Bodybuilder Hubby to Do Chores

Valerie Sanders, from Catterick, North Yorkshire, claims all she did was ask Michael, 58, to pull his weight around the house.

She said all she did was ask her hubby to cut down on the gym sessions so that he could clean the patio windows and do a spot of hoovering.

Valerie’s requests fell upon deaf ears, however, and she ended up spending 17 hours in a cell. She then faced a charge of controlling behaviour.

But the case was thrown out before trial.

Speaking to The Sun, Valerie said she was “treated like a criminal” for asking hubby Michael to do his bit about the house.

And she claimed that whenever her husband wasn’t at the gym all he did was clean his motor.

After leaving notes asking Michael to clean in April last year, four cop vans arrived at her door and she was charged with “coercive or controlling behaviour”.

Coercive control is when a person with whom you are personally connected, repeatedly behaves in a way which makes you feel controlled, dependent, isolated or scared.

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Another Explosion in Tunis, At Counterterrorism Offices

Man tries to enter and throws bomb inside

(ANSAmed) — TUNIS, JUNE 27 — A homemade bomb has exploded in a counterterrorism unit in Tunis at the El Gorjani barracks, reported local media. A man was said to have thrown a bomb inside the building after trying unsuccessfully to enter the barracks.

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Morocco Seeks Death Penalty for Jihadists Who Murdered Backpackers

Moroccan prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for three suspected ISIS jihadists who admitted to butchering two female Scandinavian backpackers after they refused to join the extremist group, according to a new report.

Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway, were killed Dec. 17 in a tent near Mount Toubkal, one of Morocco’s highest peaks.

One was decapitated and the other had a severe neck wound, said reports at the time.

Last month, two of the suspects, Abdessamad Ejjoud and Youness Ouziyad, confessed to slaying the pair as they slept in their tent. Meanwhile, Rachid Afatti fessed up to filming the killing — which was then shared with other ISIS sympathizers.

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Revealed: Entire British Family of 12 — Including Three Children Aged 11, Five and One — Who Fled Their Home in Luton to Join ISIS in Syria Are All Now Dead

A British family of 12 who made headlines around the world when they fled to Syriato fight for ISIS have all died, MailOnline can reveal.

Three of the grown-up sons from the Mannan family were killed fighting for Islamic State, while seven more relatives, including three children between the ages of one and 11, were all wiped out in an airstrike.

The elderly parents, Muhammed Mannan and his wife Minera, both died in the terror group’s former capital from natural causes.

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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin Troll the Fake News Deep State at G20 Meeting

Trump told reporters that it was “none of your business” about what he speaks to Putin about behind closed doors. Trump did say that he would address possible electoral interference in the upcoming 2020 election though.The two strong leaders with many common interests and goals then put the fake news in their crosshairs.”Get rid of them,” Trump said to his aides about reporters in the room who were hassling the leaders. “Fake news is a great term, isn’t it? You don’t have this problem in Russia but we do.”“We also have. It’s the same,” Putin responded in English.

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Putin Says Multiculturalism is “No Longer Tenable”

“The liberal idea has become obsolete”

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that liberalism has “outlived its purpose” and that multiculturalism is “no longer tenable”.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Putin explained what had caused the rise of the “Trump phenomenon” in the United States as well as the success of right-wing populist parties throughout Europe.

“The ruling elites have broken away from the people,” he said, adding that the “so-called liberal idea has outlived its purpose” and some western leaders had acknowledged that “multiculturalism” is “no longer tenable”.

“[Liberals] cannot simply dictate anything to anyone just like they have been attempting to do over the recent decades,” said the Russian President, branding Angela Merkel’s decision to allow over a million migrants to enter Germany as part of the refugee wave a “cardinal mistake”.

“This liberal idea presupposes that nothing needs to be done. That migrants can kill, plunder and rape with impunity because their rights as migrants have to be protected,” said Putin.

He added: “Every crime must have its punishment. The liberal idea has become obsolete. It has come into conflict with the interests of the overwhelming majority of the population.”

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Terrified Australian Tourist, 24, Breaks Down in Tears as Smiling Bali Cops Parade Him in Front of Media After He’s Accused of Snatching a Woman’s Bag — and He Could Face Seven Years in Jail

Matthew Richard Woods (pictured), 24, could face seven years in an Indonesian prison if convicted of snatching a Canadian woman’s bag in Bali’s Canggu on June 19.

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Apple Extends Ive Losses on Reports Mac Pro Production is Moving to China

Having recovered from the overnight losses following news that chief design officer Jony Ive is leaving the company, Apple shares are sliding once again as WSJ reports that the tech behemoth will move manufacturing of its new Mac Pro computer to China.

President Trump will likely not be best pleased as the $6,000 desktop computer had been the company’s only major device assembled in the U.S., but now Apple has tapped contractor Quanta Computer Inc. to manufacture the computer and is ramping up production at a factory near Shanghai, according to people familiar with its plans.

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Chinese Consumers Shun All American Products as Nationalism Soars

According to a new poll conducted by London-based advisory firm Brunswick, which surveyed 1,000 Chinese consumers, 56% of respondents said they had avoided American products, while 68% said their impression of American firms has become increasingly negative.

[Comment: Perhaps American consumers should respond by ceasing to buy things that are “Made In China”.]

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New Video Shows China Simulating Hypersonic Missile Attack on Enemy Forces

An animated video published by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) showcased hypersonic boost-glide vehicles (HBGV) in a four-minute war propaganda video, reported Global Times.

Chinese media said the weapon might be Dong Feng (“East Wind”), DF-17 for short, is designed to fly at hypersonic speeds and evade existing missile defense systems, such as America’s anti-ballistic missile defense system called: Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).

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What is Kuru and What Are Its Symptoms?

Kuru is an endemic degenerative neurological disorder that is incurable in indigenous regions of Papua New Guinea. It is a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy which is caused by an infectious agent in humans.

“Kuru” is derived from the word Front “Kuria / guria” (means-to shake) referring to the body tremors and shaking, which is a symptom of the disease. This is why it is known as the “disease of laughter” because of the pathological explosions of laughter that people will show when affected with the disease. Kuru is transmitted among members of the Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea through funerary cannibalism.

What most of them did not know was someone who lived in the highlands of Papua New Guinea (Southwest Pacific) until 1930, during diggers Australian gold were topography and realized that there were approximately one million people living there.

Symptoms of Kuru

  • difficulty walking
  • Changes in behavior
  • Mood swings
  • difficulty of becoming with objects
  • Very poor coordination
  • randomly and compulsive laughing or crying Twitching and chills Mental Illness speech Stammering swallowing problems

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Australian Muslim, 29, Backed Out of Travelling to Syria to Join Terrorists Because His Views Were Even More Extreme Than ISIS

A Sydney man who planned to fight for Islamic State overseas got cold feet because his views were even more extreme than the terrorist group, a judge has heard.

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Huge Blow for Rugby Australia as the Highly-Regarded Head of the Player’s Union Sensationally Quits — as the Game Fails to Settle With Israel Folau

The head of the Rugby Union Players Association has sensationally quit his job after Rugby Australia failed to reach a settlement with star Israel Folau on Friday.

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‘I Will F***ing Kill You’: Grandmother is Violently Raped in a Public Park by a 23-Year-Old Monster Who Heartlessly Congratulated Her on a ‘Good Job’ When the Horrific Ordeal Ended

Manasa Qoro attacked the 59-year-old as she walked through a park near Moore Street, Liverpool, in Sydney’s western suburbs, about 9pm on November 12 2017.

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“Kill the Boer!” — Widow Retells Terrifying South Africa Farm Attack (Video)

Farm attack survivor, Mariandra Heunis is speaking out after losing her husband to a vicious attack on their farm in South Africa.

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‘We Need a Lifeline’ South African Farmers Plead for Asylum as Attacks Escalate

There has been a spate of high-profile attacks on farmers in the country, including a woman who was brutally raped in front of her children.

Nicky, 45, who did not want to give her surname, was subjected to a horrifying attack that also saw her young daughter molested in her family’s Eastern Cape farmhouse.

But shockingly, she was denied a humanitarian visa to Australia, where she and her husband had been hoping to relocate and run a farm.

“It was a glimmer of hope, but it’s concerning that nothing has ever come of it,” she told The Australian.

“I speak for thousands of South African farmers: we need a lifeline. The violence here is escalating.”

Attacks of this kind in the country have been increasing, with 22 farmers murdered this year alone.

Another farmer, Mariandra Harris, described being viciously assaulted in an attack that saw her husband killed.

In a harrowing account, she told the Daily Caller how armed men broke in when she was heavily pregnant and terrorised the family.

Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has said white South Africans need “special attention” from the country’s asylum department, requesting they “accept and consider” such applications.

[Comment: Sounds like Australia’s Department of Home Affairs is infested with leftists that believe whites can never be victims of racism.]

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In Major “Blow” To Bolsonaro, 39 Kilos of Coke Seized on Brazil’s Presidential Plane

A Brazilian Air Force pilot, who was one of the crew members on their way to serve as the advance guard for Brazil president Bolsonaro during the forthcoming G20 summit in Osaka, was arrested during a stopover in Seville en route to Japan after Spanish customs officers discovered enough cocaine on him in to fuel a small Wall Street bank’s party for a month in what has become an international embarrassment for Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s “Trump” and also the country’s self-professed law-and-order president.

The 38-year-old airman appeared in court on Wednesday on charges of drug trafficking after Spanish officials discovered 37 packets of cocaine weighing a total of 39 kilos in baggage and officers from Spain’s Guardia Civil took the crew member into custody, a police spokesman in Seville said, adding that “the whole bag was filled with drugs” according to the FT.

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2020 Democrats Go All in on Amnesty for DACA Illegal Aliens: Must ‘Make Them U.S. Citizens’

Democrat presidential primary candidates went all in on amnesty and American citizenship for millions of illegal aliens who are eligible and enrolled in former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Activist Bishop Escorts Migrants Across U.S. Border From Mexico

The bishop of El Paso, Texas, personally escorted a group of seven Latin American migrants who had previously been denied asylum in the United States across the border into the U.S. on Thursday, reports say.

Bishop Mark Seitz accompanied a Cuban, a young man from El Salvador, and a family of five back across the bridge from Ciudad Juarez to the United States.

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Denmark to Liberalize Asylum Laws, Scrap ‘Alcatraz’ For Foreign Criminals

Following the defeat of the centre-right “blue bloc” in the recent general election, Denmark’s left-of-centre “red” parties have agreed to form a new government, rolling out a plan instantly slammed as “red-green wish list” by critics.

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Far-Left Groups Pressure 2020 Dems to Back Decriminalizing Border Crossings

Progressive orgs also want candidates to defund ICE

A coalition of far-left advocacy groups is pressuring Democratic presidential candidates to support decriminalizing illegal border crossings and to cut off funding to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Progressive organizations leaked their plan to Politico on Tuesday in an effort to influence the Democrat Party’s first presidential debates. The platform is being pushed by the Center for Popular Democracy Action alongside United We Dream, MoveOn, Indivisible, Women’s March, Working Families, Sunrise Movement, and Bend the Arc: Jewish Action. The groups want the candidates to stop using the phrase “comprehensive immigration reform” and instead vow to defund and reform ICE and Customs and Border Protection, and to “end mandatory detention,” Politico reports.

“We cannot go back to the same old framework and expect to battle Trump’s racist agenda,” Ana Maria Archila, the co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy Action, told Politico. “The last two years under Trump, immigrant communities have been the scapegoats and the punching bag.”

[Comment: Soros again. When will he be tossed in prison for sedition? Better yet, extradite him to Russia.]

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Italy: Guarantees Needed Before Sea Watch Landing — Int Min

On numbers, times and ways, those breaking law pay, Dutch shame

(ANSA) — Rome, June 28 — “Precise guarantees” on the number of Sea Watch migrants other EU countries will take in, and how and when they will do so, are needed before the 42 rescued migrants are allowed to land at Lampedusa, interior ministry sources said Friday.

“The refusal to disembark and the Italian government’s hard line, and that of Interior Minister Matteo Salvini in particular, are starting to bear their first fruit,” they said.

“Some European countries are confirming their willingness to rapidly welcome the immigrants currently on board the Sea Watch.

“Before we unblock the situation, however, we need precise guarantees on the numbers, times, and ways.

“The government is determined to prosecute whoever may have broken the law: they will have to pay the consequences.

“The silence of Dutch authorities remains shameful”.

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Italy: Several EU Nations Agree to Take Migrants From Ship

ROME (AP) — Italy’s appeal to fellow EU nations to take some of the 40 migrants still aboard a rescue ship anchored off a tiny Mediterranean island in a weeks-long standoff has obtained a “positive” response from five countries, the Italian foreign minister said Friday.

In a tweet, Enzo Moavero offered his “sincere thanks to the governments of Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal” for giving a “positive response” about the migrants aboard Sea-Watch 3, a German humanitarian organization’s vessel which had rescued them more than two weeks ago.

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Libya Coastguard Says Rescues Nearly 400 Migrants

Tripoli (AFP) — Libya’s coastguard said Friday it had rescued almost 400 migrants in four separate operations this week.

“Coastguard patrols rescued 391 clandestine migrants” from inflatable boats in operations on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, navy spokesman General Ayoub Kacem said in a statement.

He said Monday’s mission saw 117 migrants rescued off the coastal town of Zliten, some 140 kilometres east of Tripoli and a key departure point for sub-Saharan migrants launching desperate bids to reach Europe.

A further 45 were rescued on Tuesday off the port of Khoms while 97 and 132 were respectively rescued in two operations off the same town on Thursday, he said.

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New York Post Hammers Democrats After Every Candidate Promises Free Healthcare to All Illegal Aliens

All 10 Communist clowns on the debate stage were asked Thursday evening if they would support giving government-run health care to illegal aliens — and all 10 said YES.

This is the Democrat party in 2019 — illegal aliens over American citizens.

President Trump, who is currently in Osaka, Japan for the G20 Summit, slammed the Democrats for being in favor of giving illegal invaders health benefits.

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Report: Sea-Watch Assault on Italy ‘Organized Piracy’

ROME — “This is not resistance to Salvini but organized piracy against a sovereign state,” declared Giorgio Gandola in La Verità newspaper Friday, noting that the captain of the Sea-Watch 3 is violating laws not only of Mr. Salvini, but of the Italian Republic itself.

Carola Rackete, the German captain of the NGO vessel Sea-Watch 3, has become the new poster-child of the Italian left, Gandola observes, replacing the recent occupants of that coveted chair: climate-change activist Greta Thunberg and antifa novelist-Sardinian separatist Michela Murgia.

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Rogers Reveals Democrat Plot to Turn Border Processing Centers Over to the UN

Republican congressman Mike Rogers revealed the Democrat plan to hand the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing centers at the border over to the United Nations. Rogers pointed out a barely-noticed provision in a recent Democrat bill that makes it abundantly clear how the Democrats plan to globalize our country once and for all.

“Another provision they have in their bill offers a two-year pilot program to let the UN take over our CBP processing centers instead of us doing it,” Rep. Mike Rogers stated.

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Texas Medical Professional: Migrants Quarantined With Unknown Disease, 10-Year Old Girl Found With 20 Types of Semen in Her

A medical professional on the border in Texas told Big League Politics that the crisis is reaching fever pitch, with three individuals now quarantined at a privately-owned hospital in El Paso with an unknown disease. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not even been able to identify the disease the three migrants have, as the military guards the quarantine area.

“There were some Congolese people caught crossing the border, it was suspected they had Ebola. In one facility there are three patients being held because they don’t know what they have. The CDC have been here to assess them. They are isolated, they only have certain specialists who can see them,” the medical professional tells Big League Politics.

“We’ve had an outbreak of mumps over here.”

“What scares me is what happens if we someone come over here with Ebola. We only need one person, and there’s a pandemic.”

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Ukrainian Criminal Suspected in Highway Massacre is a “Refugee”

The Ukrainian who faces charges in connection with Friday’s vehicular homicide of seven people in Randolph, New Hampshire, is a thieving, drug-addled, drunk-driving “refugee” who shouldn’t have been in the country.

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy (shown, in t-shirt), 23, killed six Marine veterans, one of whom was riding with his wife, police allege. They collared the Ukrainian criminal on Monday.

Zhukovskyy was “erratically” driving a 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup with an attached trailer for carrying cars, the criminal complaint alleges, when he plowed head-on into the group after he crossed the double-yellow centerline. He pleaded not guilty to seven counts of negligent homicide.

The obvious question most will have is why the out-of-control drunk and dope fiend wasn’t deported before the highway massacre.

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UN Global Compact: What Happens Next?

In December, world leaders of 165 countries adopted an ostensibly non-binding agreement that propagates a radical idea: that migration — for any reason — is something that needs to be promoted, enabled and protected.

The agreement is named the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), and now comes its implementation. The UN has not wasted any time in setting this “non-binding” Compact in motion. Already at the Marrakesh Conference in December, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres launched the Migration Network (Network)[2], a new addition to the UN bureaucracy, and seemingly intended to “ensure effective and coherent system-wide support to the implementation of the Global Compact”. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will serve as the coordinator and secretariat of all constituent parts of the Network in implementing the Global Compact.

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Western Union CEO Says America ‘Built on Migrants, ‘ Yearns for Globalization

The CEO of Western Union, the multinational corporation used by illegal aliens and legal immigrants to send remittances to their native countries, says the United States is “built on migrants” and predicts that globalization of the American economy will make a comeback.

During a financial conference in New York this week, Western Union CEO Hikmet Ersek, a native of Turkey with Austrian citizenship and a resident of the U.S., said American was a nation of immigrants rather than citizens.

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Antifa Targets Parents Who Exposed Library Event Where Drag Queen Stripped for Kids

Disapproving mothers who attended a “Teen Pride” event uploaded videos taken there of a stripping drag queen.

The event, which was advertised as suitable for children as young as 9, was held at the Renton Public Library and now the bad press has caused the two parents to be targeted by local Antifa.

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How States Can Man-Up and Stop Abortion

If the American People [and American lawyers] had been properly educated, they would know that our federal Constitution created a federal government of enumerated powers only; and that most of the powers delegated to Congress over the Country at Large are listed at Art. I, §8, clauses 1-16, US Constitution.

“Abortion” is not listed among the enumerated powers. Therefore, Congress has no power to make any laws about abortion for the Country at Large. And since “abortion” isn’t “expressly contained” in the Constitution, it doesn’t “arise under” the Constitution; and since state laws restricting abortion don’t fit within any of the other categories of cases the federal courts are authorized by Art. III, §2, cl. 1 to hear, the federal courts also have no power over this issue.

So from the beginning of our Constitutional Republic until 1973, everyone understood that abortion is a State matter. Accordingly, many State Legislatures enacted statutes restricting abortion within their borders.

But in 1973, the US Supreme Court issued its opinion in Roe v. Wade and made the absurd claim that Section 1 of the 14th Amendment contains a “right” to abortion. In Why Supreme Court opinions are not the ‘Law of the Land,’ and how to put federal judges in their place, I showed why the Supreme Court’s opinion in Roe is unconstitutional.

But Americans have long been conditioned to believe that the Constitution means whatever the Supreme Court says it means. Accordingly, for close to 50 years, American lawyers and federal judges have mindlessly chanted the absurd refrain that “Roe v. Wade is the Law of the Land”; State governments slavishly submitted; and 60 million babies died…

Since “abortion” is a power reserved by the States or the People, State Legislatures should reenact State Statutes restricting abortion.

When a lawsuit is filed in Federal District Court alleging that the State Statute violates the US Constitution, the State Attorney General should file a motion in the Court to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. He should point out that the Court has no constitutional authority to hear the case; that Roe v. Wade is void for lack of subject matter jurisdiction; that “abortion” is one of the many powers reserved by the States; and that the State Legislature properly exercised its retained sovereign power when it re-enacted the Statue restricting abortion.

The State Attorney General should also advise the Court that if the Court denies the Motion to Dismiss, the State will not participate in the litigation and will not submit to any pretended Orders or Judgments issued by the Court.

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Julian Castro: Transgender Men Have ‘Right to Abortion Funds’

Transgender men should have the right to federal abortion funding, Julian Castro told the Democratic Party’s progressive base during the party’s presidential candidates debate in Miami.

But according to transgender activists, Castro got his terminology wrong and accidentally argued that men have a right to federal abortion funding:

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Male Student Takes Stand Against ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Narrative

‘We have so many people talking about toxic masculinity, but so few talking about toxic femininity’

Jermelle MacLeod is a man, and he’s not going to apologize for it.

The San Diego State University freshman and budding philosopher recently took to the pages of the campus newspaper The Daily Aztec and let the world know what he thinks of the term “toxic masculinity” and those who wield it.

“Toxic masculinity doesn’t exist,” he wrote in his op-ed. “Traits that one person considers toxic, may not be to another person; the entire phrase is based on a subjective scale with absolutely no objective ground and is used as a shaming tactic for ‘modern feminists’ and anybody else buying into their horrible rhetoric.”

“For example, one person may like the typical ‘alpha male,’“ MacLeod wrote. “Confident, loud, powerful, buff, etc. But another person may find those traits unlikeable, and so they’ll brand that male as ‘toxic’ because ‘toxic masculinity’ is a catch-all term for any traits a man has that are considered unlikeable or ‘overly masculine.’“

“…The problem is, by shaming men on a completely subjective scale, you intimidate, which is exactly what the left and most ‘feminists’ want, they want to intimidate the men that go against the grain and reject the weak and feminized version of men you see portrayed everywhere. I believe there are toxic people, but to make an entire term for men and to keep cramming it down the throats of men is biased, bigoted and a result of brainwashing.”

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Pastor Dares to See Library’s ‘Drag Queen, ‘ Cops Pounce

The number of criminal charges being filed against pastors and evangelists across the country in just the last few years should be alarming to every freedom-loving American

A pastor in Washington state who wanted to observe a “drag queen” stunt being staged by his local public library was arrested, thrown in the back of a police van and held there for hours.

Now the Pacific Justice Institute is working to get the charges tossed.

PJI already has done that in other cases in which pastors or evangelists have been shut down by police while exercising their First Amendment rights.

In the latest incident, Afshin Yaghtin, according to PJI, went to a public library in Spokane, Washington, on June 15 to observe a “Drag Queen Story Hour.”

He arrived a couple of hours before the event, and instead of being allowed into the public facility was stopped by police.

He carried no signs, didn’t preach and didn’t even consider himself a protester, but officers ordered him off the public property. PJI said he was told to “go across the street with everyone else who the police deemed not to be supportive of the event.”

The police presence was significant, with snipers even staged at strategic points, PJI said.

When Yaghtin “asserted his First Amendment rights” police arrested him.

“He was handcuffed and thrown in the back of a police van for several hours,” PJI said.

But “while the police were ordering Yaghtin and others concerned about DQSH to leave or go across the street, they allowed supporters of the drag queens to surround and enter the library. Some of the event supporters carried provocative signs depicting Jesus in a dress reading to children. Other supporters dressed like angels with oversized wings,” said PJI.

After he bailed out, Yaghtin connected with PJI, which began working on his case.

Viewpoint discrimination

Earlier this year, PJI founder and president Brad Dacus secured dismissal of criminal charges against an evangelist in El Paso, Texas, who had been prosecuted for preaching outside a drag queen show.

“The number of criminal charges being filed against pastors and evangelists across the country in just the last few years should be alarming to every freedom-loving American,” Dacus said.

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Putin Attacks Western Views on Gay Rights and Multiculturalism and Says Immigrants Are Free to ‘Kill, Plunder and Rape With Impunity Because Their Rights Are Protected’ Ahead of G20 Meeting With May

The Russian president criticised Western views on gay rights, immigration and multiculturalism — which he claimed were an attack on ‘traditional family values’.

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‘Religious Freedom is One of Our Cornerstones’: Scott Morrison Vows to Bring in New Laws to Protect Religious People After Israel Folau Was Sacked for Sharing a Message From the Bible

The prime minister offered a careful response when asked whether former Wallaby Israel Folau had been persecuted for his religious views when he was sacked over a social media post.

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Survey Shows Young Adults Moving Away From LGBTQ Tolerance

Glenn Stanton of the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family told the news site ChristianHeadlines.com that he thought the decreasing LGBTQ tolerance among young adults “has to do with the fact that the gay movement continues to over-play its hand and that will certainly continue. Rather than simply being ‘live and let live,’ they are forcing Americans to embrace their politics, and often with overwhelming muscle and the life-crushing public accusations of a person’s so-called ‘bigotry’ and ‘hatefulness’ if they dare disagree.”

[Comment: Kids are getting fed with being told what to think.]

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Video: Young Turks Presenter Gets Angry With His Own ‘Woke’ Audience

Because they will only allow him to criticize straight, white men

A video clip shows Young Turks presenter Hasan Piker getting angry with his own ‘woke’ audience because they can’t tolerate him criticizing a female Democratic candidate without calling him sexist.

“I’m ing done with all of you,” rants Piker, before explaining how it is only acceptable with his fanbase to criticize straight, white men like Joe Biden.

“You guys are literally turning me into a ing reactionary,” says Piker, emphasizing that he is allowed to speak bad of “straight white dudes,” but “as soon as I say Amy Klobuchar is a ing sociopath….everyone’s like ‘I can’t believe you guys are attacking a woman’.”

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/28/2019

  1. “BMW’s NextGen cars will be equipped with the industry’s first ever adaptive cruise control system that recognizes traffic lights.”

    And then they all complain that the average age of cars is steadily increasing…

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-28/carmageddon-craves-cash-clunkers-20-average-vehicle-age-soars-record-high

    Truth be told, I don’t want a modern car, because these electronic gadgets are a deal breaker for me. Either give me a fully automatic self driving car, that can take me to a pub and back, or stick your automatic speed limiters and red light breakers to yourself.

    My cars are from the 1990’s, and they are perfect – 4 wheels, engine, lights, heater, and a radio, thank you very much.

  2. This Seitz bishop of TX was consecrated a bishop by Bishop Farrell who shared an apartment with Cardinal McCarrick. Connect the dolts!

  3. “Survey Shows Young Adults Moving Away From LGBTQ Tolerance”

    Include me in. I have absolutely NO problem with people being gay, or whatever other variant they want to be. Their body, their life, their business.

    Here’s where I start to have a problem: when it gets shoved in my face as a BETTER choice.

    My crappy little town has pride flag themed crosswalks. A pride and trans flag flies outside the church (no kidding!). Next town over, the pride flag is draped behind the bank counter. WHY? The general feeling is similar to that of seeing the portrait of the Dictator-for-Life in some third-world hellhole, and the reasons are the same: it’s “everybody” saying “We submit, please don’t target us.”

    I have no desire to target gays, or any other variants. Why is the “pride” movement targeting *me*?

    Live and let live goes BOTH ways, please. Thank you.

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