Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/7/2019

A bomb went off today in the Swedish city of Linköping. It did significant damage to two adjacent apartment buildings, and wounded 25 people.

In other news, former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was sentenced to twelve and a half years in prison for the murder of Justine Damond.

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Financial Crisis
» Jobs Creation Slows Dramatically With Payrolls Up Just 75,000 in May, Much Worse Than Expected
 
USA
» A New Growing Strain of Anti-Semitism
» Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘I Will Swallow All of My Distaste’ To Work With Ted Cruz
» An Arrow Aimed at America’s Heartland
» Authorities: Ashiqul Alam of Queens Wanted to Attack Times Square With Guns, Suicide Vests and Grenades
» Dem Rep. Says His ‘Lizard Brain’ Wants ‘Bad Things’ To Happen to Trump
» Democrats Activate Militant Wing as Treason Charges Loom
» Former Arkansas State Senator’s Death Investigated as Homicide
» Green New Deal ‘Architect’: Climate Change Threat Like ‘25 Holocausts’
» House Democrats Plan Mental Health Panel to Diagnose Trump in Absentia
» Ilhan Omar Filed Joint Tax Returns With Man She Wasn’t Married to, Media Ignores Bombshell
» Large Police Presence Staging Near Site of Northampton County Explosions
» Mass Censorship: YouTube Announced the Mass Deletion of Videos
» MN Police Officer Mohamed Noor Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Murder of Justine Damond While Responding to Her 911 Call
» Nearly a Dozen U.S. Senators Sponsor Campus Free Speech Resolution
» Northam Exploits Tragedy to Push Tired Anti-Gun Agenda, Says CCRKBA
» Some YouTube Creators Worry They’ll Get the Steven Crowder Treatment With ‘Arbitrary’ Rules Enforcement
» Teacher Fired for Asking Trump to Deport Illegals Via Twitter
» The Most ‘Believed’ “Conspiracy Theories” In America
» TSA Allowing Illegal Migrants to Fly Without Proper Documents
» Tulsi’s ‘No More Regime Change Wars’ Is Message That Corporate Media Doesn’t Want You to Hear
» Two Former Republican Lawmakers Found Shot Dead at Home in Same Week
» Undermining the Electoral College
» Virginia’s Shinola Democrats Still Holding Out
» Walmart Replaces Iconic Blue Vest Uniform With Rainbow of Choices
» Will She be Banned for Life Too? D-Day National Anthem Singer Flashes ‘Black Power’ Salute at Cubs Game
 
Canada
» Patrick Moore: No Hard Data Shows “Extreme Weather Events” Increasing
 
Europe and the EU
» “Open Borders Are the Source of Europe’s Strength”, Says the UN Secretary-General
» “Unlucky This Time, Only Have to be Lucky Once”: New IRA Claims Responsibility for Failed Car Bomb
» Bomb Squad Deployed After Blast Rips Through Two Adjacent Apartment Buildings in Sweden
» Brexit Party MEP: Chances of UK Leaving EU on Oct 31 ‘Remote’ Because of Tories
» Escobar: The Great Bilderberg Secret of 2019
» Exclusive: Families More Important Than Economic Growth, Says Hungarian Govt on Launch of New Pro-Child Policy
» Germany: Muslim Group Complains Cologne Police ‘Racially Profiling’ Muslims
» Greece: Athens Mosque Likely to Open in September
» Islam’s War on the Christian Cross
» Italy: Salvini Says Some Judges Are Acting Politically
» Italy: Soccer: Commisso Buys Fiorentina
» Italy: University Enrolments Down 40,000 in 14 Yrs
» Italy: Salvini Says Out to Change EU, Not Win More Jobs for League
» Sweden Bombing: 25 People Injured After Massive Explosion Hits Apartment Buildings
» Sweden: 25 Injured in Blast That Hit Two Apartment Buildings
» UK: ‘Politics Has Fundamentally Changed, ‘ Says Farage After Brexit Party Comes Close Second
» UK: ‘Failure’: Nigel Farage Sums Up Prime Minister Theresa May’s Legacy
» UK: Farage Trolls May on Last Day as Party Leader, Delivers Letter of Brexit Demands
» UK: WW2 War Graves Found Smashed on D-Day 75th Anniversary
» Young Kenyan Says He’s Son of Italian Priest, Appeals to Pope
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Netanyahu Appoints Israel’s First Openly Gay Minister
 
Middle East
» Syria and War Propaganda: Robert Stuart vs the BBC
 
Far East
» New Pinocchio Frog Species Has a Strange, Pointy Nose
 
Australia — Pacific
» Doctor Who Said ‘Some Women Deserve to be Raped’ Is Suspended From Practising Indefinitely — After He Was Previously Banned for Just Six Weeks
» How Wide-Ranging Police Powers Designed to Stop Terrorist Attacks and Safeguard National Security Are Now Being Used to Crack Down on Anyone Who Embarrasses the Government
» Revealed: The Real Reason Burqa-Clad ‘Tiny Terrorist’ Momena Shoma, 26, Was Given Such a Long Sentence for Stabbing Her Homestay Host in an ISIS-Inspired Attack
» So That’s Why They Were Here! Chinese Soldiers Are Spotted Loading Their Ships With a Truckload of Highly Sought-After Baby Formula During Their Five-Day Visit to Sydney
» Wife of a Convicted Terrorist Loses Another Legal Battle Over Her Refusal to Get Up for a Judge in Court — Because She ‘Only Stands for Allah’
 
Latin America
» Four New Species of Plume Moths Discovered in Bahamas
» More Than 4 Million Venezuelans Have Left the Country in Recent Years: UN
 
Immigration
» CBS News Just Proved That Trump’s Tariffs on Mexico Need to Happen ASAP: “the Population of Cleveland” [Video]
» German Pro Mass Migration Politician Found Shot Dead
» Hundreds of Illegal Aliens From Ebola-Stricken Congo Dumped in the Streets of San Antonio
» Psychological Dependence on Communism
» Report Reveals ISIS Plan to Enter the US Via Mexico
» Trump: Deal Reached With Mexico “To Stem the Tide of Migration”, Tariffs Suspended
» Video: Massive Migrant Mob Walks Around Border Wall
 
Culture Wars
» 10-Year-Old Drag Queen to Perform at “Family Friendly” All Ages Pride Event
» Breaking: Judge Rules Google Must Face Hiring Discrimination Lawsuit Against Conservatives — Suit Moves to Discovery Phase!
» Navy Ship to be Named After Pederastic Rapist Harvey Milk
» Pedophilia Being Taught as “Sexual Orientation” In California Schools
» The Pedophile Elephant in the Gay Activist Closet
» Triggering the Academic Lynch Mob
» Univ. Of Alabama Returns $21.5 Million Gift; Donor Urged Boycott Over Abortion Law
 
General
» China and India Will Watch the West Destroy Itself
 

Jobs Creation Slows Dramatically With Payrolls Up Just 75,000 in May, Much Worse Than Expected

Job creation decelerated strongly in May, with nonfarm payrolls up by just 75,000 even as the unemployment rate remained at a 50-year low, the Labor Department reported Friday.

The decline was the second in four months that payrolls increased by less than 100,000 as the labor market continues to show signs of weakening. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been looking for a gain of 180,000.

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

A New Growing Strain of Anti-Semitism

Ilhan Abdullahi Omar of Minnesota, a Somalian by birth and Rashida Harbi Tlaib of Michigan, of Palestinian descent are the first two Muslim women ever to serve in the US Congress. They have been given carte blanche to do and spew anything they wish without any retribution or repercussions.

These two freshman Jew hating anti-Semites did not waste any time in attacking Israel and the Jewish people the moment they arrived at Capitol Hill. Like their fellow Muslims, they consider Jews and Israel the sworn enemies of Islam. This hostility dates to the time of Muhammad’s own treatment of the Jews in Medina. At first, expediently, Muhammad called the Jews “people of the book,” and accorded them a measure of tolerance until he gained enough power to unleash his devastating wrath upon them.

“Israel has hypnotized the world,” Omar tweeted in 2012. “May Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”

Anti-Semitism sentiment has always existed throughout the ages for no valid reason. However, there is new strain of violent anti-Semitism now widespread throughout the left, permeating well into the Democrat party’s lowest and highest echelons of their left-wing. It is a raw Jew-hatred that covers itself as “anti-Zionism.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘I Will Swallow All of My Distaste’ To Work With Ted Cruz

She added, “I think it really shows what the true spirit of not being partisan is. And that bipartisanship doesn’t mean let’s come together to go to war and lower taxes on the rich. But bipartisanship means, OK, I will swallow all of my distaste in this situation. Because we have found a common interest.”

[Comment: What class! What professionalism!]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

An Arrow Aimed at America’s Heartland

Are you ready to get down into the weeds and look at a current attack on our Federal System through the lenses of American Constitutional History to gain an understanding of something which is nothing less than an arrow aimed at America’s Heartland?

This is a wakeup call to citizens of Middle America of a plot to strip us of our electoral importance by the entrenched elites of the Deep State.

National Popular Vote vs. Electoral College

Recently, Nevada became the 15th state to pass a measure granting its Electoral College votes to the candidate winning the nationwide popular vote regardless of how the citizens of their own State voted.

This movement is being led by an organization called National Popular Vote. The founders of the 501(c)(4) Are election law expert and attorney Barry Fadem and John Kaza (co-inventor of the scratch off lottery ticket).

Fadem and Kaza both have impressive careers filled with professional achievement. However, it’s easy for anyone with even a smattering of knowledge of civics to discount their efforts by assuming though they may be intelligent and accomplished they don’t know much about how our government is designed to work.

In reality the exact opposite might be the case. These two and their organization aim to disrupt the balance between the States and have intentionally launched this arrow aimed at America’s Heartland.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Authorities: Ashiqul Alam of Queens Wanted to Attack Times Square With Guns, Suicide Vests and Grenades

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Queens man has been arrested after authorities say he plotted to bomb Manhattan’s Times Square.

Ashiqul Alam was taken into custody Thursday by the Joint Terrorism Task Force, which includes both the NYPD and FBI.

The 22-year-old man from Queens allegedly bought illegal guns and wanted to use a suicide vest and grenades to attack Times Square to kill police officers and civilians.

Authorities say Alam bought two guns with their serial numbers removed from undercover agents.

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

Dem Rep. Says His ‘Lizard Brain’ Wants ‘Bad Things’ To Happen to Trump

“Yes, I have my emotional reactions.”

Democratic Congressman Jim Himes declared Thursday that his “lizard brain” would like to see “bad things” happen to president Trump.

During an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, the Connecticut Rep. was asked if he, like Nancy Pelosi, would like to see Trump in prison.

“This isn’t about my feelings or about retribution.” Himes declared.

“Look, the lizard brain that I have says I hope bad things happen to this man because he has been so destructive to our Republic, to the concept of democracy, to the concept that internationally we are a light unto the nations. So, yes, I have my emotional reactions.” Himes added.

“Probably 30-to-40% of the American public wants to see this president in prison.” Himes claimed.

[Comment: A Communist in a suit pretending he cares about the Republic.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Democrats Activate Militant Wing as Treason Charges Loom

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           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Former Arkansas State Senator’s Death Investigated as Homicide

An Arkansas county judge ordered a court seal on documents pertaining to the investigation into former state Senator Linda Collins-Smith’s murder (R-AR) after she was found dead in her Pocahontas home Tuesday night from apparent gunshot wounds.

Smith’s former communications director Ken Yang confirmed to local media the body found at the home was indeed Smith’s, but police held off immediately identifying her “because of the condition of the body,” the AP reports.

Media outlets appeared confused over the location of Smith’s remains. While the Associated Press has reported Smith was located outside her home, ABC News reports the body was found indoors, as claimed by Yang — who said Smith’s body was also “wrapped in some sort of blanket.”

Collins-Smith appeared active on social media. Her last Twitter post (@Linda4Senate) was dated May 27.

Sen. Smith was an avid supporter of the conservative agenda and President Donald Trump.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Green New Deal ‘Architect’: Climate Change Threat Like ‘25 Holocausts’

Thursday on MSNBC, policy director for left-wing New Consensus Rhiana Gunn-Wright argued the threat of climate change was worthy of more attention than it was getting given the potential number of deaths that could stem from an increase in global temperature.

Gunn-Wright, described by host Ali Velshi as one of the “architects” of the so-called Green New Deal, argued climate change was a relevant issue because it is tied to other societal woes, one of which is public health. She invoked the Holocaust to make that point.

“So in the issues that you just brought up, climate change is one of the main drivers of our public health. So the difference between, say, 1.5 degrees of warming, which is the least that folks think that we can get, to 2 [degrees], you are talking about 150 million deaths,” Gunn-Wright said. “That’s 25 holocausts, right? So how is that not a health issue? How is that not about health care?”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

House Democrats Plan Mental Health Panel to Diagnose Trump in Absentia

House Democrats are planning a meeting to showcase “concerns” about President Donald Trump’s sanity from psychiatrists who’ve never examined him, doubling down on years of insistence that he is too crazy for the office.

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) is bringing a panel of psychiatrists to Washington in July for a “town hall” to weigh in on the president’s mental health. While psychiatric associations strongly discourage their members from speculating on the sanity of patients they haven’t personally examined, the event’s leader, Yale School of Medicine’s Dr. Bandy Lee, insists she’s not actually diagnosing the president because anyone can tell he’s crazy.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ilhan Omar Filed Joint Tax Returns With Man She Wasn’t Married to, Media Ignores Bombshell

An investigation by Minnesota’s Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board into Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) found she violated campaign finance laws dating back to when she served a single term in the State House of Representatives from 2016-2018.

But conservative Twitter quickly uncovered a more shocking detail in the report: she filed joint tax returns with a man she wasn’t married to. The report states that Omar filed joint tax returns in 2014 and 2015 with Ahmed Hirsi, even though she was married to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi from 2009-2017.

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

Large Police Presence Staging Near Site of Northampton County Explosions

Police, law enforcement and Bethlehem fire investigators are at a scene in Northampton County, about two miles away from where an undetonated device was discovered Thursday.

The activity includes a Washington Township police vehicle, Bethlehem fire investigator and several other law enforcement vehicles near Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Bangor. Authorities would not immediately comment Friday why they were at the scene.

The FBI is involved in the investigation of the series of explosions that include the discovery of several undetonated devices, including one found Thursday in Washington Township. Agents with the FBI could not immediately be reached for comment Friday…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Mass Censorship: YouTube Announced the Mass Deletion of Videos

On Wednesday, YouTube announced that they would be silencing dissent to an even greater extent on their platform. The tech giant plans to censor anyone who questions official narratives, or “Sandy Hook Truthers” along with others.

(Anyone notice that “truth” is in “truthers?” Because YouTube didn’t.) Yesterday, some YouTube creators had started to notice their videos were being systematically deleted and their voices silenced.

“The things that are going to be blocked are not going to be fake stories. The things that are going to be blocked and censored, the things they are going to keep from people is going to be stuff they just don’t want you to focus on or know about.” — Melissa Dykes

Watch the below video before it’s taken down. Surely YouTube won’t like the truth in this one: Ironically, YouTube is continuing down the path of totalitarian dictatorships by willingly silencing those who offer an opposing opinion or point of view. And this time, it all stems from a Vox journalist who is a big fan of silencing those who disagree with him. His target was Steven Crowder, but thousands of others will also be silenced.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

MN Police Officer Mohamed Noor Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Murder of Justine Damond While Responding to Her 911 Call

Somali American police officer Mohamed Noor shot Aussie Justine Damond in July 2017.

Damond called the police to report a possible assault down the alley behind her home.

When she went out to meet the police car in her pajamas Noor reached over his partner and shot her dead.

Mohamed was the first Somali officer in his precinct.

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

Nearly a Dozen U.S. Senators Sponsor Campus Free Speech Resolution

Ten U.S. senators have sponsored legislation showing support for free speech on college campuses and signaled opposition to free speech zones.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced the Campus Free Speech Resolution of 2019, along with co-sponsors Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), John Cornyn (R-Tex.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Tim Scott (R-SC), according to a press release obtained by Campus Reform.

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

Northam Exploits Tragedy to Push Tired Anti-Gun Agenda, Says CCRKBA

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is using the tragedy at Virginia Beach to resurrect a hackneyed gun control agenda that would not have prevented the crime, while distancing himself from the scandal that should have forced him from office, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

Northam has proposed a sweeping gun control package that includes so-called “universal background checks,” bans on so-called “assault weapons” and suppressors, extreme risk protection orders, child access prevention and other restrictions, as reported by USA Today.

“We’ve got a news flash for Northam,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “The killer in Virginia Beach had already passed multiple background checks, including an enhanced check to legally purchase a suppressor. The incident didn’t involve a so-called ‘assault weapon,’ but two handguns. There was no indication that the gunman was an extreme risk to anybody, and this awful event didn’t involve a child gaining access to any firearm.

“So tell us, Ralph,” he continued, “just what part of your extremist gun control wish list do you think would have prevented what happened in Virginia Beach?”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Some YouTube Creators Worry They’ll Get the Steven Crowder Treatment With ‘Arbitrary’ Rules Enforcement

Right now it’s largely conservatives being censored… but, undoubtedly, today its conservatives and tomorrow it can be you,” PragerU’s chief marketing officer Craig Strazzeri says

Creators on YouTube are split on whether or not the demonization of Steven Crowder’s YouTube channel this week will set a new precedent for expression on the platform. Crowder, who hosts a right-leaning comedy show distributed on YouTube, had his entire channel demonetized on Wednesday for a “pattern of egregious actions” that despite not breaking any of YouTube’s policies, “harmed the broader community,” according to the Google-owned video service.

(YouTube did not respond to requests for comment for this story.)

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

Teacher Fired for Asking Trump to Deport Illegals Via Twitter

Another person loses their job over opinions posted to social media.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Most ‘Believed’ “Conspiracy Theories” In America

Believers in conspiracy theories are usually written off immediately as weirdos and idiots, but as a new survey by YouGov for Statista reveals, in some cases, these are actually widely-held beliefs and far from the bizarre, fringe opinion that you might have come to expect.

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

TSA Allowing Illegal Migrants to Fly Without Proper Documents

EL PASO, Texas — The federal agency tasked with overseeing security at transportation hubs has been violating its own policy by allowing migrants who have been released from federal custody onto flights despite not having required documents, according to several Department of Homeland Security officials.

For the past six months, the Transportation Security Administration has allowed migrants released from the custody of other Homeland Security agencies to board flights to other parts of the country despite the passengers lacking any of the 15 documents it states are the only acceptable forms of identification.

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

Tulsi’s ‘No More Regime Change Wars’ Is Message That Corporate Media Doesn’t Want You to Hear

Tulsi’s own military experience notwithstanding, she gives every indication of being honestly anti-war. In the speech announcing her candidacy she pledged “focus on the issue of war and peace” to “end the regime-change wars that have taken far too many lives and undermined our security by strengthening terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda.” She referred to the danger posed by blundering into a possible nuclear war and indicated her dismay over what appears to be a re-emergence of the Cold War.

In a recent interview with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson, Gabbard doubled down on her anti-war credentials, telling the host that war with Iran would be “devastating,” adding that “I know where this path leads us and I’m concerned because the American people don’t seem to be prepared for how devastating and costly such a war would be… So, what we are facing is, essentially, a war that has no frontlines, total chaos, engulfs the whole region, is not contained within Iran or Iraq but would extend to Syria and Lebanon and Israel across the region, setting us up in a situation where, in Iraq, we lost over 4,000 of my brothers and sisters in uniform. A war with Iran would take far more American lives, it would cost more civilian lives across the region… Not to speak of the fact that this would cost trillions of taxpayer dollars coming out of our pockets to go and pay for this endless war that begs the question as a soldier, what are we fighting for? What does victory look like? What is the mission?”

Gabbard, and also Carlson, did not hesitate to name names among those pushing for war, one of which begins with B-O-L-T-O-N. She then asked “How does a war with Iran serve the best interest of the American people of the United States? And the fact is it does not,” Gabbard said. “It better serves the interest of people like [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Bibi Netanyahu and Saudi Arabia who are trying to push us into this war with Iran.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Two Former Republican Lawmakers Found Shot Dead at Home in Same Week

Two Republican state Senators were found shot dead in their homes this week.

First, former Arkansas state Senator Linda Collins-Smith, 57, was found shot dead in her home several days after neighbors reported hearing gunshots. According to CBS News, her death is being reported as a homicide.

The second GOP lawmaker found dead this week was Oklahoma state Senator Jonathan Nicols, who was found dead in his Norman, OK home on Wednesday, and a gun was found across the room on a table, according to The Oklahoman

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

Undermining the Electoral College

A move is afoot to circumvent the Electoral College, especially in light of the 2016 election. States are now introducing legislation that seeks to undermine the institution. Fortunately, Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak of Nevada dared to veto one such bill after it passed in both state houses.

Other states have not resisted the temptation for change. Delaware, Colorado, and New Mexico joined eleven other states and the District of Columbia this year in a special compact. The agreement automatically gives their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote regardless of how people in their state voted.

As it now stands, the compact will only take effect once the total number of votes committed by the renegade states reaches 270 — a majority. The present tally is 189 votes with many more states discussing the issue on the horizon. The goal is to make the Electoral College irrelevant…

Alexander Hamilton supported the method, arguing that while it might not be perfect, it was “at least excellent.” Thus, if it is to be changed, it should be done with great care and following the rules.

This is why the Democratic Party’s strategy for sidestepping the Electoral College is so disconcerting. It does not follow procedures to change the rules. Instead, it seeks to circumvent them by emptying the institution of any meaning.

The Electoral College was set up by the United States Constitution. Thus, the only way to change or abolish the college is through the laborious process of a constitutional amendment. This would require a two-thirds vote of both chambers of Congress and ratification by three-fourths of the states — including the small states that stand to lose with the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Bill.

Many believe that measures like the failed Nevada bill are probably unconstitutional since they frustrate the purpose of the college and could force electors to vote contrary to the will of the citizens of the state. However, Democrats are ramming these bills through anyway. They hope they might enter under the radar by lining up a 270-majority of electoral votes with the popular vote option. By presenting their victories as evidence of the popular will, they hope to legislate by fiat without having to trouble with amending the Constitution.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Virginia’s Shinola Democrats Still Holding Out

I’ve often wondered what would happen if a politician simply ignored heated demands that he resign in shame over some leftist grievance. Naturally, I assumed it would be a Republican holding out in Assad-like resistance to tires burning in the street and Twitter mobs lobbing 280-character barrages.

Mistaken assumption. We now have three Democrat politicians in Richmond holding on to office in spite of demands from their own party that they resign.

When I last wrote about The Three ¡Carambas! in February, Democrats were watching in horror as the political dominoes fell. As each one toppled, the left’s demands for racial and sexual purity became less and less strident.

The Richmond crisis involved the top three statewide officials in the Commonwealth.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Walmart Replaces Iconic Blue Vest Uniform With Rainbow of Choices

Walmart announced it is replacing its iconic blue vests with gray vests with a choice of colorful trim, and workers can get them for just $11.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Will She be Banned for Life Too? D-Day National Anthem Singer Flashes ‘Black Power’ Salute at Cubs Game

On D-day, June 6, Madison McFerrin, the daughter of the well-known vocal sensation Bobby McFerrin, sang the National Anthem at Wrigley Field. After her rendition, she lifted her fist in the air in the well-known “black power” salute used by violent, extremist black supremacy groups like the Black Panthers.

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

Patrick Moore: No Hard Data Shows “Extreme Weather Events” Increasing

On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore called in to talk about how modern climate change-pushing environmentalists have “lost the plot” on heating, cooling, flooding and weather.

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

“Open Borders Are the Source of Europe’s Strength”, Says the UN Secretary-General

“Assimilating several cultures [s]and legacies was the starting point of European culture.”

EU member-states must cede the power to restrict immigration to technocrats in Brussels because the continent “has been enriched throughout its history by diversity”, according to the Secretary-General of the UN Antonio Guterres.

Upon receiving the pro-globalist, anti-national sovereignty Charlemagne Prize which in past years has been awarded to anti-nationalist figures like Angela Merkel, Pope Francis, and Emmanuel Macron, Mr. Guterres began his acceptance speech by warning the crowd that many Europeans were “turning inward, mired in the memory of a golden age that probably never was”.

Throughout his speech which was full of moral grandstanding, he asserted, “Assimilating several cultures [s]and legacies was the starting point of European culture,” while pointing out that the Charlemagne Palace of Aachen “borrowed several elements of Roman and Byzantine civilization”.

According to Mr. Guterres, European simply cannot “protect [the continent’s]rich heritage” unless they consent to relentless waves of mass immigration from the third world, commit to reducing carbon emissions to zilch by 2050, and meet “the [UN] 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals”, which seeks to implement cultural Marxist doctrine like equality of outcome based on gender, unchecked abortion laws, and the promotion LGBT lifestyles to young children.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

“Unlucky This Time, Only Have to be Lucky Once”: New IRA Claims Responsibility for Failed Car Bomb

The dissident Irish Republican group the New IRA has claimed responsibility for a failed car bomb targeting a senior Police Service of Northern Ireland officer in Belfast, blaming the device’s failure to explode on smooth roads. RT.com writes.

The New IRA issued a statement to the Irish News in Belfast using a recognised codeword and signed ‘T O’Neill,’ a signature name used by the IRA during The Troubles.

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

Bomb Squad Deployed After Blast Rips Through Two Adjacent Apartment Buildings in Sweden

A blast that ripped through two apartment buildings in the southern Swedish city of Linkoping has injured dozens, and led to a large emergency response on Friday morning.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Brexit Party MEP: Chances of UK Leaving EU on Oct 31 ‘Remote’ Because of Tories

Newly-elected Brexit Party MEP for London Ben Habib has said the possibility of Brexit being delivered by October 31st is “remote” because the governing Tory Party is dominated by Remainers.

Sky News’s Adam Boulton asked the businessman-turned-politician if the Brexit Party would still have a purpose if the Conservative-led government delivered Brexit by the twice-delayed deadline of October 31st.

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

Escobar: The Great Bilderberg Secret of 2019

European Parliament will continue to be run by a pseudo-Left that keeps defending the destruction of the nation-state.

The 130 elite guests had a jolly good — and theoretically quiet — time at the self-billed “informal discussion forum concerning major issues”. As usual, at least two-thirds were European decision-makers, with the rest coming from North America.

The fact that a few major players in this Atlanticist Valhalla are closely associated with or directly interfering with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel — the central bank of central banks — is of course just a minor detail.

The major issue discussed this year was “A Stable Strategic Order”, a lofty endeavor that can be interpreted either as the making of a New World Order or just a benign effort by selfless elites to guide mankind to enlightenment.

Other items of discussion were way more pragmatic — from “The Future of Capitalism”, to “Russia”, “China”, “Weaponizing Social Media”, “Brexit”, “What’s Next for Europe”, “Ethics of Artificial Intelligence” and last but not least, “Climate Change”.

Disciples of Antisthenes would argue that these items constitute precisely the nuts and bolts of the New World Order…

A Bilderberg source discreetly let it be known that the result of the recent European parliamentary elections was interpreted as a victory. After all, the final choice was between a neoliberal/Green alliance and Right populism; nothing to do with progressive values.

The Greens who won in Europe — contrary to the US Greens — are all humanitarian imperialists, to quote the splendid neologism coined by Belgian physicist Jean Bricmont. And they all pray on the politically correct altar. What matters, from Bilderberg’s perspective, is that the

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Exclusive: Families More Important Than Economic Growth, Says Hungarian Govt on Launch of New Pro-Child Policy

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Healthy families are more important than economic growth judged purely on figures on a spreadsheet, the Hungarian government told Breitbart London as it launched a new budget to support children and halt demographic decline.

The government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban introduced the new measures this week, which from 2020 will fund the new Family Protection Action Plan. The plan is set to see a 224 billion Hungarian Forints (£619 million) increase in family spending, for a total of 1.26 trillion HUF (£3.6 billion) in subsidies for Hungarian families.

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Germany: Muslim Group Complains Cologne Police ‘Racially Profiling’ Muslims

German police have been accused of racial profiling after arresting a group of Muslim men who were said to be chanting “Allah hu Akbar” in front of Cologne cathedral.

According to the Central Council of Muslims (ZMD), the arrest of the ten young men aged between 18 and 28 years old in front of the Cologne main train station was a “massive attack” and blamed the police for not being culturally sensitive enough, saying that the men who were chanting Allah hu Akbar were celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Die Welt reports.

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Greece: Athens Mosque Likely to Open in September

ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s education and religion minister says the country’s first state-sponsored mosque is likely to begin operating in September, about three years after its construction was approved by parliament.

Kostas Gavroglou spoke Friday during a visit to the nearly complete mosque on the outskirts of the city center, accompanied by representatives of the Muslim community. Its construction has been controversial, with some opposing a mosque in the Greek capital.

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Islam’s War on the Christian Cross

By Raymond Ibrahim

A Muslim migrant in Rome recently stabbed a Christian man in the throat for wearing a crucifix around his neck. The assailant, a 37-year-old Moroccan, is accused of attempted homicide; “religious hate” is cited as an “aggravating factor” in the crime.

This is hardly the first “religious hate” crime to occur in the context of the cross in Italy. Among others,

A Muslim boy of African origin picked on, insulted, and eventually beat a 12-year-old girl during school because she too was wearing a crucifix. A Muslim migrant invaded an old church in Venice and attacked its large, 300-year-old cross, breaking off one of its arms, while shouting, “All that is in a church is false!” After a crucifix was destroyed in close proximity to a populated mosque, Cinisello Balsamo’s mayor said concerning the identity of the culprit(s): “Before we put a show of unity with Muslims, let’s have them begin by respecting our civilization and our culture.”

What is it about the crucifix that makes some Muslims react violently? Islamic hostility to the cross is an unwavering phenomenon — one that crosses continents and centuries; one that is very much indicative of Islam’s innate hostility to Christianity.

For starters, not only is the cross the quintessential symbol of Christianity — for all denominations, including most forms of otherwise iconoclastic Protestantism — but it symbolizes the fundamental disagreement between Christians and Muslims. As Professor Sidney Griffith explains, “The cross and the icons publicly declared those very points of Christian faith which the Koran, in the Muslim view, explicitly denied: that Christ was the Son of God and that he died on the cross.” Accordingly, “the Christian practice of venerating the cross… often aroused the disdain of Muslims,” so that from the start of the Muslim conquests of Christian lands there was an ongoing “campaign to erase the public symbols of Christianity, especially the previously ubiquitous sign of the cross.”

This “campaign” traces back to the Muslim prophet Muhammad. He reportedly “had such a repugnance to the form of the cross that he broke everything brought into his house with its figure upon it,” wrote one historian (Sword and Scimitar, p. 10). Muhammad also claimed that at the end times Jesus (the Muslim ‘Isa) himself would make it a point to “break the cross.”

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Italy: Salvini Says Some Judges Are Acting Politically

Minister denies creating black list of hostile magistrates

(ANSA) — Rome, June 6 — Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Thursday that a small minority of judges in Italy are acting politically when making decisions. He was commenting after he said the government would appeal against several rulings regarding its policies on security and migration and named the judges who made them, saying they should have declared themselves incompatible because of their stances on these issues. Anti-migrant Euroskeptic nationalist League party leader Salvini told Mediaset television he was not drafting a black list of hostile judges.

But he added that “I take note of the fact that, while thousands of magistrates do their jobs honestly, some act politically, they write books and go to conferences in favour of open ports for migrants.

“Is it normal for a judge to go to a conference that is an advert for mass immigration to then judge the policies of the interior ministry?”. The President of Florence’s Appeals Court, Margherita Cassano, blasted the attack, which regarded one of the court’s judges, among others.

“As president of the court of appeal, I feel duty bound to intervene regarding the moral lynching directed at Luciana Breggia, who has been exposed to danger to her safety because of the serious attacks she has suffered, given the media reverberations and the multiplier effect of the social media galaxy,” Cassano told reporters.

Salvini retorted “there has been no lynching, no threats, no dossiers.

“I intend to use all the instruments envisaged by the law to find out if it normal an opportune that some magistrates, who publicly take sides against the government’s policy, have adjudicated cases that involve the interior ministry.

“I’m sorry that the CSM (Supreme Council of Magistrates) has been dragged into this, which in these weeks has other things to thin about,” Salvini said, referring to a case of alleged corruption, chronyism and jobs for the boys involving senior magistrates. “I’m working to ensure the safety and security of all Italians, magistrates included”.

On Wednesday Salvini said he would appeal against the Florence-based RegionalAdministrative Tribunal (TAR)’s recent ruling against the high-security ‘red zones’ to be given extra policing under his recent directive.

Under the new move, city prefects will be able to replace mayors in ordering cops to keep criminals such as drug pushers outside designated urban areas, which are to be maintained better.

Salvini, who has been placed under investigation several times for stopping migrant rescue NGO boats, has been leading a crackdown on migrants, and on crime, which has helped him become Italy’s most popular political leader.

In the recent European elections the League doubled, to 34%, the score it got in the March 2018 general election.

Its government partner the 5-Star Movement (M5S), by contrast, saw its vote halved to 17%.

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Italy: Soccer: Commisso Buys Fiorentina

‘Always been fan of Italian soccer’ says US-Italian businessman

(ANSA) — Milan, June 6 — Italian American businessman Rocco Commisso on Thursday bought Fiorentina from the Della Valle brothers after the two sides reportedly agreed a 165 million euro price tag.

“I’ve always been a fan of Italian soccer and there are no words to describe how incredibly honoured I am to have the opportunity to help write the next chapter in the history of a legendary club like Fiorentina,” the new Viola owner said.

Commisso, who was born in the Calabrian town of Gioiosa before finding fortune and fame in New York, said he would do “all that I can” to retain the services of star forward Federico Chiesa.

Asked about coach Vincenzo Montella, he said “we’ll see”.

Outgoing honorary chairman Andrea Della Valle said Commisso “has great ambitions and will bring new joy to the city of Florence”.

Commisso, 69, who owns the US’s fifth biggest cable TV company and the New York Cosmos soccer team, met with Diego and Andrea Della Valle in the Milan HQ of their Tod’s shoe empire.

Commisso was preceded by his right hand man Joe Barone.

Fiorentina President Mario Cognigni was also present at the meeting.

Fiorentina, which was founded by a merger in August 1926, and refounded in August 2002 following bankruptcy, have played at the top level of Italian football for the majority of their existence; only four clubs have played in more Serie A seasons.

Last season they flirted with relegation and ended up 16th after the Della Valles failed to lure top players to join Italy striker Chiesa.

Fiorentina has won two Italian Championships, in 1955-56 and again in 1968-69, as well as six Coppa Italia trophies and one Supercoppa Italiana. On the European stage, Fiorentina won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1960-61 and lost the final one year later. They finished runners-up in the 1956-57 European Cup, losing against Real Madrid, and also came close to winning the 1989-90 UEFA Cup, finishing as runners-up against Juventus.

Fiorentina is one of the fourteen European teams that have played the finals in all three major continental competitions: the Champions League (1956-1957, the first Italian team to reach the final in the top continental competition), the UEFA Cup Winners (1960-1961 and 1961-1962) and the UEFA Cup (1989-1990).

Since 1931, the club have played at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, which currently has a capacity of 43,147. The stadium has used several names over the years and has undergone several renovations. Fiorentina are known widely by the nickname Viola, a reference to their distinctive purple colours.

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Italy: University Enrolments Down 40,000 in 14 Yrs

‘Risk of polarisation’ as poorer students fail to apply

(ANSA) — Rome, June 6 — Italian university enrolments fell by 40,000 over the past 14 years, the AlmaLaurea think tank said Thursday.

“There was a contraction of 13% between 2003/4 and 2017/18”, it said.

The fall was more accentuated, 26%, in the poorer south of Italy, it said.

It was also sharper among those who graduated from professional and technical schools and those who came from less privileged households, the report said.

“This poses clear risks of polarisation,” it said.

The report was presented by the dean of Rome’s Sapienza University, Eugenio Gaudio, and the head of AlmaLaurea, Ivano Dionigi.

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Italy: Salvini Says Out to Change EU, Not Win More Jobs for League

New security decree set to be approved by cabinet says minister

(ANSA) — Rome, June 5 — Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said his successful campaign to win votes at last month’s European elections was driven by the desire to change the EU, not to get leverage to secure more top positions for members of his League party. Salvini also said that his new security decree, which seeks to build on his migration-and-security package that was passed last year, will be approved by cabinet soon. “It is necessary to accelerate with implementation of the contract of government — cutting taxes, reforming the school and justice systems, regional autonomy,” Salvini told Radio Anch’Io.

“I didn’t ask for people’s vote to have three more ministers or undersecretaries.

“I have the second security decree ready. It will be approved by cabinet”.

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Sweden Bombing: 25 People Injured After Massive Explosion Hits Apartment Buildings

Guest post by Peter Imanuelsen, more commonly known as Peter Sweden

A massive explosion hit two apartment buildings in Sweden this morning, injuring some 25 people and causing material damage to 250 apartments, shattering windows and destroying balconies.

The bomb squad was called to the scene and the police say that it appears that an explosive device was placed outside the buildings. However the police say that they are not treating this as a terror incident.

Magnus Skoglund from the Swedish police say that they are investigating motorcycle gang as a potential lead, but it is nothing that can be confirmed. According to BT, their sources say that the motorcycle gang Bandidos is behind the attack.

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Sweden: 25 Injured in Blast That Hit Two Apartment Buildings

A powerful explosion ripped through two adjacent apartment buildings in a southern Swedish city on Friday, slightly injuring 25 people, officials said. The cause of the blast wasn’t immediately known.

The explosion blew out dozens of windows and destroyed balconies in the buildings in central Linkoping, about 175 kilometers (110 miles) southwest of Stockholm. One of the buildings has five stories, while the other has four floors.

Police said a bomb squad had been deployed to the area as a precaution after the blast, which occurred shortly after 0700 GMT (3 a.m. EDT). The area was sealed off by police.

“As for now, we don’t have any information to believe this is terror-related,” police spokesman Bjorn Oberg told The Associated Press.

[comment: He also does not have any information to believe it was not terror related. Stalling since it takes time for apparchiks to formulate a plausible lie.]

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UK: ‘Politics Has Fundamentally Changed, ‘ Says Farage After Brexit Party Comes Close Second

Nigel Farage has said that “British politics has fundamentally changed” after his Brexit Party came a close second to Labour in the Peterborough by-election, saying that the political landscape is no longer dominated by the two establishment parties.

Results were announced in the early hours of Friday morning, with Labour candidate Lisa Forbes having won the by-election in the Brexit-supporting constituency which had voted 61 per cent in favour of Leave in the 2016 referendum.

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UK: ‘Failure’: Nigel Farage Sums Up Prime Minister Theresa May’s Legacy

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has summed up Prime Minister Theresa May’s legacy on her last day as party leader: “failure”.

Asked on Good Morning Britain what he thought Prime Minister May’s legacy would be, the Brexit architect said simply: “Failure. Failure.”

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UK: Farage Trolls May on Last Day as Party Leader, Delivers Letter of Brexit Demands

Nigel Farage has delivered a letter to Number 10, demanding the Brexit Party have a seat at the negotiating table.

Clearly trolling the prime minister on her last day as leader of the Conservative Party, Mr Farage and party chairman Richard Tice MEP delivered the letter, which was also sent to all of the Tory Party leadership candidates.

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UK: WW2 War Graves Found Smashed on D-Day 75th Anniversary

Police are investigating and appealing for information after a number of graves, the majority of which were military graves, were found desecrated as allied nations commemorated the bravery and loss of life on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

The smashed headstones, which featured the name, rank, regimental badge, and a symbol of faith of British and Commonwealth servicemen were discovered in Shipley, West Yorkshire on June 6th, the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the massive counter-invasion of Western Europe by British, Commonwealth, U.S., and other soldiers. Pictured above are other such stones of the same design at a graveyard of war dead in northern France.

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Young Kenyan Says He’s Son of Italian Priest, Appeals to Pope

Man breaks silence after 30 years

(ANSA) — Rome, June 4 — A young Kenyan man has said he is the son of an Italian priest, breaking 30 years of silence about his paternity, and has appealed for a meeting with Pope Francis.

“I’d like to speak to Pope Francis,” Gerald Erebon told ANSA.

“I’m the son of an Italian priest, a Consolata missionary.

“There are people ready to testify but he doesn’t want to know anything about it.

“He never took the DNA test because of his superiors, who just want to draw things out. “The pope should know about the reality of being the son of a Catholic priest. “I was very different to my brothers and relatives during my childhood.

“I was mixed race and the colour of my skin and my hair were different from the children of the village, of my school and even my home…

“I was ashamed to be different to all the other children. “I grew up feeling I was in the wrong family”.

Erebon said that, while Consolata Missionaries had paid for his studies up to now, that support was set to end. Stefano Camerlengo, the superior general of the Consolata Missionaries, said the priest had denied being the man’s father.

“We have always been open to dialogue, but he disrespected us, despite our efforts to have the lad meet our brother, who has always said he is not the father and that he never did anything in contrast with his role. “I found out about the case four-five months ago and since then I’ve been working to shed light on it.

“In the end the priest was said to be willing to do the DNA test, but the association the lad turned to decided to report the case to the Vatican. “That was a disrespectful attitude, a lack of faith in me”.

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Netanyahu Appoints Israel’s First Openly Gay Minister

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday appointed Amir Ohana to replace Ayelet Shaked as justice minister, making him the first openly gay cabinet minister.

Shaked was fired by Netanyahu earlier this week after she and former education minister Naftali Bennett failed to make the electoral threshold with their New Right party in the April 9 elections.

Ohana thanked the prime minister, saying it was “a great honor to serve the State of Israel in the role of justice minister.”

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Syria and War Propaganda: Robert Stuart vs the BBC

It’s a David vs Goliath story. A former local newspaper reporter, Robert Stuart, is taking on the British Broadcasting Corporation. Stuart believes that a sensational video story about an alleged atrocity in Syria “was largely, if not entirely, staged.” The BBC would like it all to just go away. But like David, Stuart will not back down or let it go.

It has been proposed that the BBC could settle the issue by releasing the raw footage from the event, but they refuse to do this. Why?

The Controversial Video

The video report in controversy is ‘Saving Syria’s Children’. Scenes from it were first broadcast as a BBC news report on August 29, 2013 and again as a BBC Panorama special in September. ‘Saving Syria’s Children’ was produced by BBC reporter Ian Pannell with Darren Conway as camera operator and director.

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New Pinocchio Frog Species Has a Strange, Pointy Nose

IN THE MOUNTAINOUS forests of New Guinea, scientists have described a new kind of tree frog whose males sport a single, fleshy spike on their nose.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the northern Pinocchio frog.

Paul Oliver, a herpetologist at the Queensland Museum and Griffith University in Australia, actually discovered these curious-looking amphibianson a field expedition back in 2008, while he and his crew were hiding from the rain in Indonesia’s Foja Mountains.

He happened to look over and spot the mottled green, brown, and yellow frog sitting atop a bag of rice.

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Doctor Who Said ‘Some Women Deserve to be Raped’ Is Suspended From Practising Indefinitely — After He Was Previously Banned for Just Six Weeks

Christopher Kwan Chen Lee was in found guilty of professional misconduct and suspended for six weeks by the Tasmanian Health Practitioners Tribunal for making disrespectful comments.

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How Wide-Ranging Police Powers Designed to Stop Terrorist Attacks and Safeguard National Security Are Now Being Used to Crack Down on Anyone Who Embarrasses the Government

In the wake of two Australian Federal Police raids on journalists this week, there are growing fears national security laws are being abused to save bureaucrats from embarrassment.

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Revealed: The Real Reason Burqa-Clad ‘Tiny Terrorist’ Momena Shoma, 26, Was Given Such a Long Sentence for Stabbing Her Homestay Host in an ISIS-Inspired Attack

Momena Shoma admitted to engaging in terrorism when she plunged a knife into Roger Singaravelu’s neck while he slept alongside his five-year-old daughter inside his Mill Park home in Melbourne.

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So That’s Why They Were Here! Chinese Soldiers Are Spotted Loading Their Ships With a Truckload of Highly Sought-After Baby Formula During Their Five-Day Visit to Sydney

Baby formula has been a highly sought-after product in Australian supermarkets over the last few years, following China’s 2008 milk scandal where six children died.

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Wife of a Convicted Terrorist Loses Another Legal Battle Over Her Refusal to Get Up for a Judge in Court — Because She ‘Only Stands for Allah’

Moutia Elzahed became the first woman in NSW to be found guilty and sentenced for the offence of disrespecting a judge.

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Four New Species of Plume Moths Discovered in Bahamas

Deborah Matthews hunts for plume moths in darkness, waiting for the halo of her headlamp to catch a brief flicker. About the size of mosquitoes, the delicate, feathery moths fly only a few feet at a time. Matthews must watch for that short flight while keeping clear of poisonwood, cracks in the limestone and sinkholes, common hazards of fieldwork in the Bahamas.

Her vigilance, deftness with a net and more than 30 years’ experience working on plume moths and their host plants helped her discover four new species, bringing the number of known plume moth species on the islands to 23.

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More Than 4 Million Venezuelans Have Left the Country in Recent Years: UN

The UN said Friday that the number of Venezuelans who have fled their strife-torn country in recent years has topped 4 million as the government of strongman Nicolas Maduro struggles to maintain power amid crippling sanctions.

The UN’s refugee agency said Friday the number of Venezuelan refugees and migrants rose by 1 million after November, indicating a rapid escalation in the months since the US and dozens of other nations said Maduro’s election victory was illegitimate.

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CBS News Just Proved That Trump’s Tariffs on Mexico Need to Happen ASAP: “the Population of Cleveland” [Video]

We are literally being invaded, but the media and Democrats have refused to acknowledge it…until now.

Numbers for apprehensions at our border just came out, and it’s hard to refute that this has become a “full-blown emergency.”

CBS News’ Nancy Cordes reports that since January 2019, “more than the entire population of Cleveland, O.H.” has been apprehended illegally crossing the border in what officials are calling a “full-blown emergency.”

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German Pro Mass Migration Politician Found Shot Dead

German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) politician Walter Lübcke, who recommended anti-mass migration Germans to leave the country, was found dead at his house, having been shot in the head.

The 65-year-old, who became well-known for his support of CDU Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open borders policy during the height of the migrant crisis, was found dead on Sunday on the terrace of his home in a village near Kassel, French newspaper Le Monde reports.

During the migrant crisis, Lübcke caused controversy after attacking those against mass migration saying: “Those who do not share these values can leave this country at any time.”

So far, investigators say they have no suspects in the case and are still investigating the incident. A colleague of Lübcke claimed that the politician had received many threats from the Reichsbürger group, a grouping of sovereign citizens who do not recognise the legitimacy of the post-war German constitution.

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Hundreds of Illegal Aliens From Ebola-Stricken Congo Dumped in the Streets of San Antonio

Hundreds of illegal aliens from ebola-stricken Democratic Republic of Congo were dumped in the streets of San Antonio, Texas this week.

The aliens didn’t speak English and according to a local reporter, San Antonio is in desperate need for French speaking volunteers.

“City confirms hundreds of migrants from the Congo have arrived in SA. The city is in desperate need for French speaking volunteers,” reported Jaleesa Irizarry of Kens 5 San Antonio.

Large groups of illegal aliens from Angola, Cameroon and Ebola-stricken Congo were caught wading across the Rio Grande into the United States earlier this week.

How did they get to Mexico? Who’s funding these groups of Africans??

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Psychological Dependence on Communism

“This is an orchestrated, communist assault on America to destroy America’s borders, to create confusion in America, to overwhelm the system politically.” — Trevor Loudon, expert on communism

My adult daughter asked me one day what had driven me to leave behind my family in my home country, abandoning everything I’ve ever known and loved, to come to America, knowing that I may never return to see any of my family again, and how did I cope with such uprooting psychologically. .

I am not sure that I had dealt well at all, for the longest time, with the abrupt separation, the anxiety, the forced loss of my Romanian citizenship, becoming an American legal alien, with my painful displacement, and the utter despair of finding myself in a foreign land, alone. It felt as if I had gone to outer space, landed safely on another populated planet, but everything around me seemed inhospitable and strange.

How did you know, she asked, if America was truly better? What if you were lied to by the western media? How could you have trusted their description of capitalism when today the mainstream media engages in constant lies and gross distortions of the truth?…

If someone would have told me that forty years later communism, as much as I had feared it, would have followed me in America, I would have probably advised that person to go to an insane asylum. Who would want to live under such an oppressive form of government, ideology, and economy?

Yet America’s youth are gripped by the ardent desire to live under socialism and communism and they view it quite favorably, probably because they have no clue what it is and neither do their western parents and teachers.

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Report Reveals ISIS Plan to Enter the US Via Mexico

Since our border is wide open, it’s a no brainer that terrorists would take advantage of the opportunity to cross into the U.S.

Until recently, detailed information on a specific plan wasn’t known but now a captured ISIS fighter confessed to a plan:

ISIS had planned to use “English speakers and westerners” to enter the U.S. and target financial institutions.

A Canadian citizen with dual citizenship with Trinidad said he was sought out by ISIS leaders to attack the U.S. — video of the interview below:

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Trump: Deal Reached With Mexico “To Stem the Tide of Migration”, Tariffs Suspended

It would appear that Trump’s tariff threat worked.

“I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico,” President Trump tweeted Friday.

“The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended.”

Mexico has agreed to “strong measures to stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border,” Trump wrote.

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Video: Massive Migrant Mob Walks Around Border Wall

There’s a big beautiful border wall in Arizona, and the illegal immigrants who walk right around it are gladly turning themselves in to Border Patrol agents to begin their new life in the land of opportunity.

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10-Year-Old Drag Queen to Perform at “Family Friendly” All Ages Pride Event

The left’s obsession with exploiting children for sexual fantasies comes to Portland (of course), as yet another drag kid is trotted out to strut his stuff. 10-year-old ‘Sparkle Lynn More’ is one of the guest performers at an all ages, family friendly pride event Friday evening. While most of these drag kid events tend to take place in front of adult audiences, this one is targeted at young children, and it will also feature adult performers. It takes place at the not-at-all-suspiciously-named Friendly House.

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Breaking: Judge Rules Google Must Face Hiring Discrimination Lawsuit Against Conservatives — Suit Moves to Discovery Phase!

In January 2018 James Damore, a former Google engineer who was fired from the tech giant filed a class action lawsuit against Google in a Santa Clara Superior Court in Northern California.

Damore previously sent out a ten-page viewpoint diversity essay that made its rounds online which ultimately led to his firing in early August of 2017.

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Navy Ship to be Named After Pederastic Rapist Harvey Milk

What do you get when you statutorily rape teenage boys? A prison sentence? Scorn and ostracism? If you’re “homosexual rights activist” Harvey Milk (shown), the answer is a U.S. Navy ship named in your honor.

The move is the handiwork of Obama appointee Ray Mabus, secretary of the Navy, who signed a July 14 notification indicating that “he intended to name a planned Military Sealift Command fleet oiler USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO-206),” reports USNI News. The site also tells us, “Over the last several years, there have been pushes from California politicians to have a ship named for Milk since the 2011 repeal of the Department of Defense’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy. Naming a ship after Milk, ‘will further send a green light to all the brave men and women who serve our nation that honesty, acceptance and authenticity are held up among the highest ideals of our military,’ said Milk’s nephew Stuart Milk in a statement to San Diego LGBT Weekly in 2012.” Yet this assertion is ironic given that there’s little honest and authentic about the myth built around Milk.

The Family Research Council’s Peter Sprigg noted that “Milk is famous only for winning one election, being murdered — and having sex with men,” but even this understates the matter. For as with fellow leftist icon Gore Vidal, Milk was a pederast. And like so many sexual abusers, Milk preyed on the vulnerable, with even friend and biographer Randy Shilts writing that “Harvey always had a penchant for young waifs with substance abuse problems.”

But unlike Vidal, who apparently avoided violation of U.S. law by limiting his sexual predations to Thailand, Milk committed statutory rape. One of his victims was a 16-year-old runaway from Maryland named Jack Galen McKinley (age of consent in California is 18). Columnist Matt Barber, calling Milk “demonstrably, categorically an evil man,” wrote of the pederast’s relationship with McKinley and other adolescent males:

Whereas McKinley, a disturbed runaway boy, desperately sought a “father figure” to provide empathy, compassion, wisdom and direction, he instead found Harvey Milk: a promiscuous sexual predator who found, in McKinley, an opportunity to satisfy a perverse lust for underage flesh.

Years later McKinley committed suicide.

Whether or not Milk had some of McKinley’s blood on his hands, it wouldn’t be the only blood. Just consider his relationship with the notorious Jim Jones, the atheistic Marxist mass murderer who self-style himself a “reverend.” As Daniel J. Flynn wrote at City Journal in 2009:

Nine days prior to Milk’s death, more than 900 followers of Jim Jones — many of them campaign workers for Milk — perished in the most ghastly set of murder-suicides in modern history. Before the congregants of the Peoples Temple drank Jim Jones’s deadly Kool-Aid, Harvey Milk and much of San Francisco’s ruling class had already figuratively imbibed. Milk occasionally spoke at Jones’s San Francisco-based headquarters, promoted Jones through his newspaper columns, and defended the Peoples Temple from its growing legion of critics. Jones provided conscripted “volunteers” for Milk’s campaigns to distribute leaflets by the tens of thousands. Milk returned the favor by abusing his position of public trust on behalf of Jones’s criminal endeavors.

“Rev. Jones is widely known in the minority communities here and elsewhere as a man of the highest character, who has undertaken constructive remedies for social problems which have been amazing in their scope and effectiveness,” Supervisor Milk wrote President Jimmy Carter seven months before the Jonestown carnage. The purpose of Milk’s letter was to aid and abet his powerful supporter’s abduction of a six-year-old boy.

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Pedophilia Being Taught as “Sexual Orientation” In California Schools

Government school officials in California think it is “really important” to teach children about pedophilia and pederasty in the classroom because it is a “sexual orientation.” That is according to a top official for California’s Brea Olinda School District, who admitted to parents that it was being done — and that it would continue, despite the outrage. The implications are mind-blowing.

The stunning admission came after a parent-information meeting last month for the Brea Olinda Unified School District (BOUSD). Stephanie Yates, founder of Informed Parents of California, asked school officials why they were “teaching pedophilia in school to 9th graders.” But instead of a denial that such an atrocity was taking place, a top school official confirmed it was happening and acted like there was nothing wrong with it.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Pedophile Elephant in the Gay Activist Closet

While millions of Americans are rightly sickened and outraged over the alleged pedophile acts of Jerry Sandusky at Penn State, millions more are totally unaware that gay activists have conveniently swept homosexual pedophilia under the rug.

To be clear, I personally believe that the great majority of homosexual men also deplore Sandusky’s alleged acts. At the same time, there is a very large pedophile elephant that is hiding in the gay activist closet. Dare we expose it?

Let’s start with our children’s schools, where GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight, Education Network, has long advocated for the celebration of homosexual history, using tools like “North American History Game Cards,” where elementary school children learn that famous Americans like Allen Ginsberg and Walt Whitman were gay.

What the children don’t learn is that if Whitman was a homosexual, he was also a pederast, that Ginsberg was a defender of NAMBLA, the notorious North American Man Boy Love Association, and that he (in)famously said, “Attacks on NAMBLA stink of politics, witchhunting for profit, humorlessness, vanity, anger and ignorance. . . . I’m a member of NAMBLA because I love boys too — everybody does, who has a little humanity.”

During a radio interview earlier this year on the Rick Amato show, Jimmy LaSalvia of GOProud stated, “I happen to think that a good school teacher, when they’re teaching literature, would mention that Oscar Wilde, when they’re teaching his work, would mention that Oscar Wilde was locked in an asylum because he was gay.”

Would they also mention that he was a boy lover and that he wrote about his passionate sexual encounters with young teens no older than some of the boys allegedly molested by Sandusky?…

There is already a Harvey Milk Day in California, commemorating the life and death of this gay pioneer politician who has also been celebrated in an Academy Award winning film, but there’s more to the Harvey Milk story.

According to the acclaimed gay journalist Randy Shilts, at age eleven, Milk began attending performances of the New York Metropolitan Opera where he met with “wandering hands,” and soon was engaged in “brief trysts [with grown men] after the performances.” While still in junior high, he “dove headfirst into the newly discovered subculture,” and by the age of fourteen, Milk was “leading an active homosexual life.” As he grew older, the pattern reversed itself to the point that, at age thirty-three, Milk hooked up with a sixteen-year-old named Jack McKinley, one of a number of younger men with whom he was intimate.

And our kids celebrate Harvey Milk Day in their schools? Will they also celebrate the memory of Harry Hay, widely considered to be the founder of America’s gay liberation movement and another well-known friend of NAMBLA? When a gay pride parade in Los Angeles banned NAMBLA from participating, Hay decided to march in the parade carrying a sign that said, “NAMBLA walks with me.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Triggering the Academic Lynch Mob

One of the classic ways to establish ketman is to isolate a common enemy Alinsky style and to denounce, reject or pursue him or her until the person is professionally destroyed. This is standard academic practice today. Thus, like a swarm of Murti-Bingers in an orgy of collective enthusiasm, the university scavengers have zeroed in on their latest bête noir, Canadian professor Ricardo Duchesne of the University of New Brunswick. Duchesne is, in my estimation, one of the important scholars and thinkers of our day, a defender of the moral and intellectual tradition of Western civilization. As Duchesne told CTV News, “I believe that Canada and all western nations have been set for full diversification through mass immigration… Who came up with this idea that all white nations must become racially diverse, whereas that’s not happening in Japan, Korea, China, Mexico — only in white nations?”

This is his unforgivable transgression. As a result, the academic mob is busy at work, condemning him as a “racist” and a “white supremacist.” An open letter signed by his colleagues effectively arguing his dismissal is filled with the predictable slanders so dear to the claque society of the university mobbing class.

As I indicated in a recent article for PJ Media, Duchesne had the temerity to write three extensively researched books on the unique and complex nature of Western civilization, with an emphasis on multiculturalism whose ravages are daily destroying the fabric of most Western nations. In so arguing, he exhibits not a shred of supremacitis, giving full credit to other cultures and civilizations from which the West has learned…

The fact is that replacement is the declared policy of the UN in its report Replacement Migration: Is It a Solution to Declining and Aging Populations? — to which its answer is: Yes. The HuffPo went after the doctoral student, Duchesne, and Janice for telling the truth rather than rebuking the United Nations for advocating, in one scenario, the subversion of Europe by up to 700 million immigrants. Under waves of what Jeffrey Ludwig accurately describes as a “mass immigration of non-viable peoples” from failed states and tribal cultures, the native European population would eventually become a minority on its own continent. The “conspiracy” pertains only to the UN, the HuffPo and the innumerable media outlets including Wikipedia that are on board with the canard. There are so many lies one doesn’t know where to start — or stop.

Update: In a brief announcement UNB Vice-President Petra Hauf wishes to advise members of the university community that Dr. Ricardo Duchesne has provided notice of his early retirement.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Univ. Of Alabama Returns $21.5 Million Gift; Donor Urged Boycott Over Abortion Law

Updated at 5:02 p.m. ET

The University of Alabama’s board of trustees has voted to return a $21.5 million gift from Hugh Culverhouse Jr. — the school’s biggest donor — and take his name off its law school. The move comes after Culverhouse urged businesses and prospective students to boycott the university and the state over Alabama’s new abortion law.

The school says the transaction to return the funds was processed Friday morning and that it will also return any accrued interest. Last fall, Culverhouse pledged to donate a total of $26.5 million over four years.

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

China and India Will Watch the West Destroy Itself

China and India will allow the West — led by the United States and the European Union — to destroy themselves through dysfunctional domestic and continent-wide politics. This isn’t a Donald Trump or E.U. issue, but electorates having a vague understanding of how societies function, particularly when it comes to energy.

The “Green New Deal” is evident of that fact. The plan has no chance of ever working under current technology and the taxpayer monies available — not to mention that the first “New Deal” was a failure. China and India will allow the U.S., the E.U., NATO, and their Asian allies to “[m]uddle through endemic crises menacing to [their] very existence (e.g., economic stagnation, demographic decline, rising unassimilated Islamic populations in many EU democracies, high taxes, mounting debt and the fiscal unsustainability of Western European social democracy).”

Without energy, you have nothing. China and India understand this better than the West, since their citizenries and leaders view energy through the lens of what will help over two billion combined citizens: join the prosperous, consumer-driven Western world. Most Western, environmentally sensitive nations believe that fossil fuels are evil. Instead, Western countries strive for renewable energy and to be carbon-free. Even if the U.S. were to cut its CO2 emissions “100 percent[,] it would not make a difference in abating global warming.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/7/2019

  1. Oscar Wilde was not held in an asylum but in Reading Gaol, for sodomy – there being no crime called ‘homosexuality’.

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