Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/11/2019

The renowned Democrat congresschick Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in the midst of a public conflict with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez went so far as to accuse Ms. Pelosi of being a racist.

In other news, the presidential candidate and prominent Native American leader Elizabeth Warren said that when she is elected president she will end the Israeli occupation of “Palestine”.

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Financial Crisis
» Truckers’ Fears Are at Recession Level Highs as They Warn of “Bloodbath” And Bankruptcy
 
USA
» “We’re Not Going to be Silenced” Trump Says He Will Explore Regulatory Solutions to Address Social Media Censorship (Video)
» AOC Accuses Nancy Pelosi of Being a Racist
» Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak’s Dire Warning: Delete Your Facebook Account Now!
» Former Trump Campaign Staffer Claims He Forcibly Kissed Her. Then Trump’s Lawyer Releases the Video.
» Guthrie, Okla. — Two People Were Arrested After a Traffic Stop of a Stolen Car Revealed the Two Had a Rattlesnake, Radioactive Uranium, And an Open Bottle of Kentucky Deluxe.
» Harvard Punishes Another Black Professor for Independent Thinking
» ‘Hide Your Kids! Hide Your Wives!… We Got the Key to the Motherf***ing City!’
» Historic: Trump Set to Raise Record $2 Billion for Reelection, 4-Times 2016
» Ilhan Omar Calls for Ad Boycott of Tucker Carlson Over ‘White Supremacist Rhetoric’
» Indiana Brothers Accused of Trying to Support ISIS
» Leak: Googlers Petition “To End Google’s Business With Breitbart, “ One Thousand Employees Co-Signed
» Mozilla Returns Crypto-Signed Website Packaging Spec to Sender — Yes, It’s Google
» Nice Work, Rapinoe! US Soccer Final Viewership Down by Almost Half Thanks to Trump-Bashing, Far Left National Team
» Purple Haired Anti-Trump U.S. Soccer Star Rants: “I Deserve This”
» Social Media Summit on Big Tech Censorship Bias Could Lead to Congressional Investigations
» The Shaking Won’t Stop: More Than 10,000 Quakes Strike California, Nevada in Last 7 Days
» Trump Issues Executive Order Requiring All Govt Agencies to Provide Records on “Number of Citizens and Non-Citizens in Our Country” (Video)
» UK Bracing for Moment it is Revealed British Intel Spied on Innocent Americans in the US for Obama!
» USMCA Faces Democratic Opposition in the House Despite Hopes for Ratification by Year’s End
» Video: CNN Analyst Says Young People Need to be “Trained” To “Do Away With” Conservative Media
» What Would Colleges be Like if SATs Were the Sole Admission Criterion?
» Worldwide Twitter Outage Leaves Users Unable to Express Their Outrage
» WTH? Woman Arrested for Urinating Into ICE Cream Bucket, Spitting on ICE Cream
 
Europe and the EU
» Angela Merkel Sits Next to Danish PM During Their Countries’ National Anthems a Day After She Was Seen Shaking for a Third Time While Standing at Similar Events
» Bombshell Claim: Scientists Find “Man-Made Climate Change Doesn’t Exist in Practice”
» Brexit Party: Labour MEP Insinuated Candidate Whose Family Died in Holocaust is ‘Fascist’
» British Justice System Tried to Get Even But Ended Making Tommy Robinson a Martyr
» CEO of Volvo Says Company is Considering Leaving Sweden Partly Due to Rise in Violent Crime
» Delingpole: ‘Climategate Was Fake News, ‘ Lies the BBC…
» German Prosecutor: Rule of Law in Berlin ‘No Longer Functional’
» German Eurocrat Nominee ‘Hopes’ UK Stays in EU
» Just Because You’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean Google Isn’t Listening to Everything You Say
» Liberal Democrat Councillor Defects to Brexit Party
» New Dinosaur Species Discovered in Switzerland
» New Finnish Study Finds No Evidence for Man-Made Climate Change
» Report: U.S. Officials Frustrated With Lack of Progress on UK Trade Deal
» Sweden: Police Find Difficulties Prosecuting Paedophiles on ‘Sugar Baby’ Websites
» UK: Aston Martin CEO: Carmaker Prepared for No Deal, May’s Brexit Negotiations ‘Laughable’
» UK: Breaking: Tommy Robinson Sentenced to Six Months in Prison, Will be Sent Back Today
» UK: ISIS Threaten to Blow Up Palace of Westminster in Chilling New Image
» UK: Tommy Robinson Slapped With 9 Months in Jail for ‘Contempt of Court’
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Elizabeth Warren Promises to End Israeli ‘Occupation’
» Failed Female Suicide Bomber: “I Don’t Want a Fun Life on Earth, I Only Want to Satisfy Allah”
 
Middle East
» Royal Navy’s HMS Montrose Defeats Iranian Attempt to Seize Oil Tanker in Strait of Hormuz
 
Russia
» More Links Uncovered Between George Soros and Russiagate Through Russian Opposition Official Alexander Navalny
» Yale Prof: ‘Every Single Person I Have… Asked’ Has Said ‘Life Was Better Under the Soviets’
 
South Asia
» “You Censorious Thug!”: Pakistani Foreign Minister Confronted Over Twitter Censorship
 
Far East
» Rare Fossil in a Fossil Reveals a Dinosaur’s Surprising Last Meal
 
Australia — Pacific
» ‘How Dare They’: Outrage Over ‘Racist’ Audience Goer Who ‘Booed’ During an Aboriginal Welcome to Country at the Sydney Opera House
» ‘I Thought I Was Going to Die’: Dutch Tourist, 23, Dragged From His Campervan by a Teenager and Savagely Beaten Alongside His American Girlfriend Speaks About Night of Terror
» Mother, 26, Who Was ‘Caught Shoplifting an Entire Trolley Full of Groceries From Woolworths’ Is Charged With Theft, Assault and Fraud
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» New Species of Purple Reef-Dwelling Fish Named After Wakanda
 
Immigration
» Abolishing ICE Means Letting the Worst Criminals Imaginable Stay in the USA
» European Population Growth Continues to be Driven by Mass Migration
» Migrant Robber Kicked Chihuahua to Death in Norway
» ‘Non-Citizens’ Make $9,000 More Than Black Americans
» Pelosi Tips Off Illegals on Sunday’s Rumored Deportation Raids — Gives ‘Legal Advice’ On How to Evade ICE Agents (Video)
 
Culture Wars
» Globalists Demand Governments Build Society’s Trust in Artificial Intelligence
» ‘God Said Homosexuals Will Burn’: Well-Dressed Woman Confronts Anglican Priest Over a Sign Supporting Gay Rights Outside His Church
» Married Miley Cyrus Says She Hates Being Called a “Wife” And is Still Attracted to Girls
» Over 20,000 Attend Library Conference Pushing LGBTQ Agenda on Children
» Survey: Half of Britons Atheist, Only 38% Christian, Islam on the Rise
» Twitter Bans Language ‘Dehumanizing Religious Groups’
» UK: Christian Doctor Fired From Government Job After Refusing to Refer to 6 Foot Bearded Man as “Madam”
» Zuckerberg Admits Facebook Meddled in Abortion Election
 

Truckers’ Fears Are at Recession Level Highs as They Warn of “Bloodbath” And Bankruptcy

Truckers are fearing the worst as many don’t see themselves being able to remain in business for the long term. Their confidence has plummeted to recession levels and their fears of a downturn are skyrocketing.

According to a report by Business Insider, capacity, meaning the number of trucks available to move loads, was up by 29.9% in June year-over-year. Last year was particularly profitable for truckers, and it encouraged lots of companies to buy more trucks and hire more drivers. Companies ordered so many new trucks last year that by January there was still an eight-month backlog of new truck orders. Industry insiders told Morgan Stanley in a survey that they expected some of this capacity to go away too. That means more companies going bankrupt or scaling back business. There are some positive indicators, though; the trucking industry has generated 11,700 jobs in 2019, including 7,300 in the second quarter. But for some reason, this job growth is not translating into confidence or optimism in the trucking industry.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

“We’re Not Going to be Silenced” Trump Says He Will Explore Regulatory Solutions to Address Social Media Censorship (Video)

President Donald Trump gathered conservative groups at the White House on Thursday for a “summit” on social media bias and censorship.

Republican Senator and outspoken critic of social media bias Josh Hawley (MO) was also at the White House on Thursday.

The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft attended the White House Tech Censorship Summit today.

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

AOC Accuses Nancy Pelosi of Being a Racist

When avowed Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) isn’t accusing someone who doesn’t agree with her of being a racist, she can be found falsely accusing our border agents of mistreating illegal immigrants.

The Daily Caller reports — New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez implied Wednesday that Nancy Pelosi is racist and said the House speaker has been “disrespectful” toward “newly elected women of color” in Congress.

Ocasio-Cortez addressed in an interview with The Washington Post the growing rift between Pelosi and the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak’s Dire Warning: Delete Your Facebook Account Now!

Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak deleted his Facebook account last year and is now telling anyone willing to listen to do the same before it’s too late.

TMZ interviewed Wozniak at Reagan National Airport in D.C. last Friday and asked him if he’s troubled by Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms infringing on his privacy. Woz responded by saying social platforms are eavesdropping on our private conversations, and sending personal data to advertisers. With the lack of privacy on social media, he said, most people should delete their accounts.

“There are many different kinds of people, and some the benefits of Facebook are worth the loss of privacy,” Woz told TMZ.

“But to many like myself, my recommendation is-to most people-you should figure out a way to get off Facebook.”

Woz suggested, that at this point, there’s no way to stop the invasion of privacy by Big Tech…

What is far more fascinating to us is that it took years for brilliant people such as Wozniak to grasp what was obvious to most others, even if those “others” are what the dormant, quiet and largely daft majority, would call “conspiracy theorists.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Former Trump Campaign Staffer Claims He Forcibly Kissed Her. Then Trump’s Lawyer Releases the Video.

Alva Johnson, a former campaign staffer when Donald Trump was running for president in 2016, claims that she was the victim of an unwanted and forcible kiss from Trump before a rally in Tampa.

“Johnson says Trump ‘moved close enough that she could feel his breath on her skin’ when she ‘suddenly realized . Trump was trying to kiss her on the mouth,’ “according to previous court filings, Business Insider reported. “Johnson said that she ‘attempted to avoid this by turning her head to the right’ and that ‘Trump kissed her anyways . on the corner of her mouth.’“ She filed a lawsuit in February.

In the short video, Johnson tells Trump, “I’ve left my family for eight months for you.” Trump clasps her shoulders and then appears to give her a Hollywood air kiss near her cheek.”Thank you,” he says. Then, as he moves down the line, Johnson says, “We’re gonna get you into the White House. I’ll sleep in February.”

Watch for yourself…

Johnson was previously registered as a Democrat, according to The Washington Post, and she told the paper she voted twice for Barack Obama before supporting Trump’s campaign.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Guthrie, Okla. — Two People Were Arrested After a Traffic Stop of a Stolen Car Revealed the Two Had a Rattlesnake, Radioactive Uranium, And an Open Bottle of Kentucky Deluxe.

Stephen Jennings is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, transporting an open container of liquor, operating a vehicle with a suspended license, and failure to carry security verification form. Rachael Rivera is charged with possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction.

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

Harvard Punishes Another Black Professor for Independent Thinking

Put a target on his back with study that found no racial bias in police shootings

It’s pretty obvious from the past several months that Harvard University has a problem with black men who frustrate white expectations.

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

‘Hide Your Kids! Hide Your Wives!… We Got the Key to the Motherf***ing City!’

Trashy US Women’s World Cup Soccer Champs Utter Profanities All During NYC Parade

The U.S. women’s World Cup soccer champions team was honored by New York City with a ticker tape parade on Wednesday that was attended by thousands of young girls and women celebrating the repeat championship by the team. While they are held up as role models for girls, the players carried on like street trash throughout the parade and City Hall ‘key to the city’ ceremony.

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

Historic: Trump Set to Raise Record $2 Billion for Reelection, 4-Times 2016

Republican donor enthusiasm is reaching new levels more than a year before the presidential election, sparking wild predictions that President Trump and the Republican National Committee’s joint fundraising committee will raise more than Trump and Hillary Clinton collected in the 2016 election.

GOP fundraisers said the president could rake in $2 billion to $2.5 billion, a record amount that is double what Clinton and former President Barack Obama took in for their most recent campaigns.

It would also be four times the $600 million Trump raised in 2016.

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

Ilhan Omar Calls for Ad Boycott of Tucker Carlson Over ‘White Supremacist Rhetoric’

Compares fair criticism of her past statements to ‘hate speech’

Radical Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (Minn.) called for an ad boycott against Fox News host Tucker Carlson after he called out her anti-American attitude on his show.

“Fox News is now giving a nightly platform to white supremacist rhetoric. It’s dangerous,” Omar tweeted Wednesday. “Advertisers should not be underwriting hate speech.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Indiana Brothers Accused of Trying to Support ISIS

A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted two Indiana brothers for allegedly attempting to provide firearms and other support to the Islamic State (ISIS).

Moyad Dannon, 21, and Mahde Dannon, 20, both of Fishers,appeared in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, where they face various firearms-related charges and one count of attempting to provide material support and resources, including firearms, to the terrorist group.

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

Leak: Googlers Petition “To End Google’s Business With Breitbart, “ One Thousand Employees Co-Signed

(San Francisco) Project Veritas has received and published documents from an insider at Google. The documents show Google employees discussing a letter asking Google leadership “to end Google’s business relationship with Breitbart.” This is the fifth release in a series of document releases from insiders at Google.

According to the documents, the letter was co-signed by over one thousand Google employees. Breitbart News has published similar materials which reportedly show a group at Google “sought to strike at Breitbart News’ revenue by kicking the site off Google’s market-dominating ad services.”

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

Mozilla Returns Crypto-Signed Website Packaging Spec to Sender — Yes, It’s Google

Mozilla has published a series of objections to web packaging, a content distribution scheme proposed by engineers at Google that the Firefox maker considers harmful to the web in its current form…

Mozilla developers have fretted about the potential security consequences for several years because it complicates the same-origin policy that limits how resources (e.g. scripts) loaded in one origin (domain) can interact with resources associated with a different origin.

“At its core, origin substitution enables a fundamental change to the way the web works,” Mozilla says in its position paper. “Content is no longer constrained to follow connections to origins, where that content is produced and where it is obtained can become completely decoupled.”

The Firefox maker worries that allowing aggregators to host content for others opens new security risks, for example a scenario in which an attacker compromises a server key or obtains a certificate through fraud, for the purpose of creating unauthorized or malicious content for the targeted origin.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Nice Work, Rapinoe! US Soccer Final Viewership Down by Almost Half Thanks to Trump-Bashing, Far Left National Team

They cursed the US President and disrespected their Country — What did they expect?

The US Women’s Soccer Final viewership was down by ALMOST HALF this year thanks to the Trump-bashing, anthem protesting US national team.

You insult half your audience — you lose half your audience!

Great job, ladies!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Purple Haired Anti-Trump U.S. Soccer Star Rants: “I Deserve This”

Nothing like being humble in victory

Purple haired anti-Trump U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe appears to be getting more insufferable by the day after she was caught on video ranting “I deserve this” while holding the World Cup trophy.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Social Media Summit on Big Tech Censorship Bias Could Lead to Congressional Investigations

What will come of Trump’s meeting?

Owen Shroyer reports from Washington, D.C. where he explains how the upcoming Social Media Summit President Trump put together could end up resulting in Congressional investigations into big tech censorship and social media’s attacks on free speech.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Shaking Won’t Stop: More Than 10,000 Quakes Strike California, Nevada in Last 7 Days

The ground is constantly shaking in southern California right now, and this has many concerned that another large earthquake may be coming. I have been keeping my eye on Cal Tech’s recent earthquake map, and as I write this article it says that there have been 10,053 earthquakes in California and Nevada over the past 7 days. I have never seen that number so high, and southern California is being hit by yet another new earthquake every few moments.

Most of the earthquakes are happening out in the Ridgecrest area where we witnessed the magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit on July 4th and the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that hit on July 5th. But as you can see from Cal Tech’s map, there has been a tremendous amount of seismic activity along the San Andreas fault as well. As I discussed the other day, the San Andreas fault is “locked and loaded” and it is way overdue for “the Big One”. Could it be possible that all of this earthquake activity is leading up to something really big?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Issues Executive Order Requiring All Govt Agencies to Provide Records on “Number of Citizens and Non-Citizens in Our Country” (Video)

President Trump held a presser from the White House Rose Garden on Thursday afternoon.

Trump confirmed an earlier report claiming he would take executive action that instructs the Commerce Department to acquire data on citizenship through other means.

“Today I will be issuing an executive order to put this very plan into effect immediately,” Trump said. “I am hereby ordering every department and agency in the federal government to provide the Department of Commerce with all requested records regarding the number of citizens and non-citizens in our country.”

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

UK Bracing for Moment it is Revealed British Intel Spied on Innocent Americans in the US for Obama!

Yesterday’s resignation by the UK’s Ambassador to the US, Kim Darroch, is barely the beginning. Soon Americans will find out that the Brits spied on Americans in the US at the behest of Obama’s Deep State!

We reported more than a year ago that a foreign government did interfere in the US election of 2016 and that government was the UK — not Russia! These pompous pieces of work thought that Hillary would win and they would never be caught. Soon the entire story will be out and Americans will be totally outraged!

The British ambassador to the U.S. resigned on Wednesday, days after leaked cables that criticized President Trump escalated tensions between the two close allies.

Kim Darroch’s resignation came one day after Trump bashed him as a “very stupid guy” and “pompous fool” and his tenure became a flashpoint in the race to replace outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May.

“Since the leak of official documents from this Embassy there has been a great deal of speculation surrounding my position and the duration of my remaining term as ambassador. I want to put an end to that speculation. The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like,” Darroch wrote in his resignation letter, released by the U.K. Foreign Office.

Foreign Office chief Simon McDonald said he accepted Darroch’s resignation with “deep personal regret.”

President Trump tweeted after the leaked cables were released —

The British Ambassador was a nitwit in sharing such things in such an elitist manner. However, some individuals believe that the leaks were a means to soften the blow when the real crimes come out about how the UK attempted to overthrow the US election —

Rex reports on why the British Ambassador was panicking —

Put simply, Darroch’s cables exhibit sheer panic. But why is the UK ambassador melting down?

There’s an easy answer, to anyone reasonably well informed :

SPYGATE.

And a date, looming on the horizon:

24 July, 2019.

What’s being hidden from the general public is Darroch’s likely role in SpyGate, Obama & Clinton’s operation to illegally destroy the Trump Presidential campaign and rig the 2016 Presidential election.

We will get to that in a moment.

But Darroch also knows that a key date is just around the corner, when any hope of his protection from Downing Street will disappear. The date?

24 July, 2019 — the day when Theresa May steps down and a new UK Prime Minister, almost certainly Boris Johnson, takes over.

According to Rex, the Brits are busted. Their efforts to upend the US election for Obama and Clinton will soon be in the mainstream. The news is shocking —

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

USMCA Faces Democratic Opposition in the House Despite Hopes for Ratification by Year’s End

It is unfortunate that the central issue of USMCA — its effect on America’s national sovereignty — is hardly mentioned in the debate over its passage.

These deals are cast as “free trade” agreements, giving the appearance that they have something to do with “free enterprise.” The truth is that USMCA, like NAFTA, which it would replace, are government-managed trade deals, rather than examples of laissez-faire. They necessarily create new governmental structures above that of national governments, including the U.S. government and the governments of our 50 states, with a corresponding loss of our nation’s ability to conduct its own affairs.

It is both fortunate and unfortunate that Democrats are not yet on board with USMCA. This is fortunate in that without the votes from a significant number of Democrats in the House of Representatives, the deal cannot get through Congress. But it is unfortunate because the changes sought by the left-leaning Democrats would make USMCA even worse than it is now — and it is bad enough as it is.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Video: CNN Analyst Says Young People Need to be “Trained” To “Do Away With” Conservative Media

“It will just be a bad memory.”

A CNN analyst suggested Tuesday that young people should be ‘trained’ to think a certain way so that conservative media can be ‘done away with’.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

What Would Colleges be Like if SATs Were the Sole Admission Criterion?

Many bar and dorm room conversations probably have centered on what colleges would look like if SAT scores were the sole criteria for admission. People have had their suspicions and cite anecdotal observations but now Georgetown University has quantitatively answered the question as least as far as elite universities go.

It claims the percentage of blacks and Hispanics would fall sharply from 19 percent to 11 percent. The whites student population would rise from 66 percent to 77 percent. And surprisingly, Asian students would fall from 11 percent to 10 percent. The study goes on to say that many of the whites in these select college would lose their seats to other better qualified white students.

In other words, the student mix would change noticeably.

There are a number of reasons why higher academically performing students lose seats to others. There are legacy admissions and sport scholarships. Both these skew the college population downward on the academic scale especially when it comes to big money-making sports like football and basketball. However, the greatest factor is a commitment to racial diversity. College administrators will literally go to any length the prove they are ‘woke.’

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Worldwide Twitter Outage Leaves Users Unable to Express Their Outrage

If you’re trying to read Donald Trump’s latest tweets, or tweet yourself, I’ve got bad news for you. Twitter is currently down. DownDetector.com is reporting a huge spike in outage reports since late Thursday morning.

Twitter is currently aware of the “service disruption” problem and is trying to fix it. “We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter. We will keep you updated on whats happening.”

Coincidentally, President Trump is hosting a social media summit at the White House, though Twitter, Google, and Facebook are not in attendance.

UPDATE: Reports of anti-conservative bias on social media have declined sharply since the outage began.

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

WTH? Woman Arrested for Urinating Into ICE Cream Bucket, Spitting on ICE Cream

Another woman was arrested this week for urinating in an ice cream bucket, picking her nose and touching it, then spitting on ice cream.

A 66-year-old Florida woman was arrested on Monday and charged with criminal mischief and tampering with consumer products after she was caught tampering with an ice cream store’s products, forcing the store to close for days.

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

Angela Merkel Sits Next to Danish PM During Their Countries’ National Anthems a Day After She Was Seen Shaking for a Third Time While Standing at Similar Events

Angela Merkel showed no signs of ill-health as she sat alongside new Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen outside the chancellery in Berlin on Thursday — an unusual arrangement at a military honors ceremony.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Bombshell Claim: Scientists Find “Man-Made Climate Change Doesn’t Exist in Practice”

A new scientific study could bust wide open deeply flawed fundamental assumptions underlying controversial climate legislation and initiatives such as the Green New Deal, namely, the degree to which ‘climate change’ is driven by natural phenomena vs. man-made issues measured as carbon footprint. Scientists in Finland found “practically no anthropogenic [man-made]climate change” after a series of studies.

“During the last hundred years the temperature increased about 0.1°C because of carbon dioxide. The human contribution was about 0.01°C”, the Finnish researchers bluntly state in one among a series of papers.

This has been corroborated by a team at Kobe University in Japan, which has furthered the Finnish researchers’ theory: “New evidence suggests that high-energy particles from space known as galactic cosmic rays affect the Earth’s climate by increasing cloud cover, causing an ‘umbrella effect’,” the just published study has found, a summary of which has been released in the journal Science Daily. The findings are hugely significant given this ‘umbrella effect’ — an entirely natural occurrence — could be the prime driver of climate warming, and not man-made factors.

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

Brexit Party: Labour MEP Insinuated Candidate Whose Family Died in Holocaust is ‘Fascist’

The Brexit Party has written to the Equality and Human Rights Commission over “outrageous and untrue accusations” allegedly made by a Labour member of the European Parliament during the European election count in May.

The complaint follows comments made in Birmingham in May, when the Brexit Party alleges Labour MEP Neena Gill accused the Brexit Party of being a “fascist regime” and “racist”, as outlined in a letter to the Equality and Human Rights Commission by party chairman and businessman Richard Tice MEP.

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

British Justice System Tried to Get Even But Ended Making Tommy Robinson a Martyr

In effect: Tommy Robinson-jailed today for nine months for contempt of court over a video he broadcast on Facebook which featured child grooming defendants in a criminal trial-won.

Tommy won because he made the British judicial system look as ridiculously absurd as it truly is. If broadcasting the child-grooming defendants on Facebook in a criminal trial was the charge, why take their wrath on a single activist rather than Big Gun Facebook?

While the leftwing media make a point of referring to him by his “real” name (Isn’t that doxing?) supporters can rightfully call him “Tommy (Victorious) Robinson.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

CEO of Volvo Says Company is Considering Leaving Sweden Partly Due to Rise in Violent Crime

“We will only place our headquarters in a country where things work”

The CEO of Volvo warns that the company is considering moving its headquarters out of Sweden in the future, partly due to a rise in violent crime.

Håkan Samuelsson told a conference that the car maker was losing its appeal to foreign experts and engineers and further explained his concerns during an interview with SVD Näringsliv.

“We are building cars, we cannot solve the other problems, someone else must do that,” the CEO said, adding that it is becoming more difficult to attract workers due to Sweden’s worsening reputation.

“It’s definitely not helping when people read about shootings in Gothenburg and wonder if they really dare to move to Gothenburg,” said Samuelsson.

If the situation does not improve, the CEO warned that the company may even have to consider leaving Sweden in the future.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Delingpole: ‘Climategate Was Fake News, ‘ Lies the BBC…

Climategate is fast approaching its tenth anniversary (which falls in November). Naturally the BBC — as one of the key promoters of the man-made global warming scare — is keen to get its excuses in early.

How did it achieve this?

Why, by the genius move of speaking to some of the activist-scientists implicated in the Climategate scandal and getting them to explain how it was always a lot of fuss about nothing.

I particularly enjoyed the contribution from NASA GISS’s director Gavin Schmidt…

It really doesn’t matter in what order you rearrange the Climategate emails. You get the same result every time: a bunch of second-raters bullying dissenters, troughing lavish grants, racking up air miles on conference freebies, cooking the books, manipulating the evidence, torturing the data till it screams in order to make man-made global warming look like a much more significant and well-understood problem than it actually is.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

German Prosecutor: Rule of Law in Berlin ‘No Longer Functional’

German prosecutor Ralph Knispel has claimed that courts in the German capital are so overburdened, they lack the capacity to carry out litigation against suspects.

In Berlin alone, there are an estimated 8,500 arrest warrants yet to be carried out, according to Knispel who said that the criminal scene in the city is “laughing at the justice system”, German news magazine Focus reports.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

German Eurocrat Nominee ‘Hopes’ UK Stays in EU

Ursula von der Leyen has told British lawmakers she “hope[s] you remain” in the European Union, adding that she would not reopen Brexit negotiations.

Germany’s defence minister, who was nominated to become the next president of the European Commission in July, made the comments at a European Parliament hearing ahead of a vote on her confirmation next week.

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

Just Because You’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean Google Isn’t Listening to Everything You Say

Belgian journos find hundreds of recordings from so-called smart speakers triggered without command

A bunch of Belgian investigative journalists have discovered that Google workers really are listening in on people who use its voice-activated Google Assistant product.

Flemish broadcaster VRT, which maintains an English-language version, was tipped off that Google workers really are eavesdropping on the commands and other overheard snippets recorded by devices powered by the Google Assistant.

“This is undeniably my own voice,” one Flemish man told reporters when they played him a recording of himself talking to his Google Assistant.

The Belgian journos wrote yesterday: “In these recordings we could clearly hear addresses and other sensitive information. This made it easy for us to find the people involved and confront them with the audio recordings.”

Damningly, they added: “VRT NWS listened to more than a thousand excerpts, 153 of which were conversations that should never have been recorded and during which the command ‘Okay Google’ was clearly not given.”

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Liberal Democrat Councillor Defects to Brexit Party

A Rochdale councillor from the staunchly pro-EU Liberal Democrats has defected to Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party.

Councillor Kath Nickson, who had defected to the Lib Dems from the Labour Party six months ago, made the announcement on Wednesday, saying that her former party’s stance to remain in the EU would be “catastrophic for democracy”, reports the Manchester Evening News.

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New Dinosaur Species Discovered in Switzerland

An early example of a therapod — bipedal and carnivorous — dinosaur uncovered in northern Switzerland belongs to a previously unknown genus and species. It is also the first skeletal find of a therapod dinosaur in Switzerland.

The animal, which was not yet fully grown, lived during the Late Triassic about 210 million years ago and was about 2.6 to 3 metres long, explain Marion Zahner and Winand Brinkmann of the University of Zurich in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolutionexternal link.

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New Finnish Study Finds No Evidence for Man-Made Climate Change

A new study by researchers at Turku University in Finland found that the human contribution to a rise of 0.1°C in global temperatures over the last century is just 0.01°C.

The paper, titled ‘No experimental evidence for the significant anthropogenic climate change’ was published by Jyrki Kauppinen and Pekka Malmi.

The study found that, “During the last hundred years the temperature is increased about 0.1°C because of carbon dioxide. The human contribution was about 0.01°C.”

Kauppinen and Malmi conclude that global temperatures are controlled primarily by cloud cover and that “only a small part” of the increased carbon dioxide concentration is anthropogenic.

The study also calls into question the claims of the UN IPCC, which concluded that global temperatures are largely driven by human activity.

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Report: U.S. Officials Frustrated With Lack of Progress on UK Trade Deal

U.S. officials have become frustrated with the lack of progress on a free trade agreement with the UK, according to leaked documents seen by The Telegraph.

The documents detail two years of meetings and reveal that a communication breakdown and lack of coordination between the British government’s own departments had led to agencies working “at cross purposes”.

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Sweden: Police Find Difficulties Prosecuting Paedophiles on ‘Sugar Baby’ Websites

Swedish authorities say they are having difficulty prosecuting online paedophiles who use “Sugar Baby” websites to give children cash and gifts in exchange for sex.

Emil Eisersjö, who works at the Swedish police’s national operational department, said that online contact between adult buyers and underage sellers does not always provide sufficient evidence to launch a successful prosecution, Sveriges Radio reports.

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UK: Aston Martin CEO: Carmaker Prepared for No Deal, May’s Brexit Negotiations ‘Laughable’

The CEO of Aston Martin says the iconic marque has planned for a No Deal Brexit, and branded Theresa May’s negotiations with the European Union “laughable”.

Andy Palmer said leaving the bloc without a deal was not preferable, but that the James Bond-linked carmaker believes “we know how we would cope with No Deal. We’ve planned for that.”

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UK: Breaking: Tommy Robinson Sentenced to Six Months in Prison, Will be Sent Back Today

Tommy Robinson has been sentenced to six months in prison for three counts of contempt of court and will likely be sent back immediately following the conclusion of the hearing.

The sentence is highly unusual as contempt of court cases almost always lead to a non-custodial sentence — especially for journalists. Typically, a media outlet or journalist would face a slap on the wrist or light fine. Yet, one of the judges in the case, Dame Victoria Sharp, said that “nothing less than a custodial penalty would reflect the gravity” of the situation.

Robinson already served ten weeks in prison for the livestream before winning an appeal and being released, so they will be reducing the penalty by 138 days. However, the judge activated a prior suspended sentence and ordered them to run consecutively — bringing the total sentence to nine months. With the time he has already served, the outspoken commentator will end up serving 9.5 weeks in prison for the crime of doing journalism.

To rub salt in the wounds, the court has also ordered him to pay the costs of the trial…

The court was not concerned with his safety upon returning to prison, as Dame Victoria Sharp said those issues were to be addressed with prison authorities.

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UK: ISIS Threaten to Blow Up Palace of Westminster in Chilling New Image

A chilling image of the Palace of Westminster on fire has been posted online by ISIS supporters.

The manipulated image shows smoke billowing out of the Elizabeth Tower — which houses Big Ben — while the rest of the Houses of Parliament’s iconic Gothic building is in flames.

A hooded figure armed with a pistol is seen nearby.

The poster, which emerged via the Site Intelligence Group website, comes amid a propaganda drive by the death cult.

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UK: Tommy Robinson Slapped With 9 Months in Jail for ‘Contempt of Court’

Robinson will serve up to one half of that period

Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson has been sentenced to 9 months in prison after being found guilty of contempt of court, linked to his filming of criminal defendants outside of a courthouse and broadcasting the footage online.

Sentencing Robinson at the Old Bailey in London on Thursday, Judge Dame Victoria Sharp told him: “You will be committed in prison for a period of 19 weeks.” Robinson will serve up to one half of that period.

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Elizabeth Warren Promises to End Israeli ‘Occupation’

Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren told IfNotNow that if she’s elected president in 2020, she will pressure Israeli government to end its “occupation” in the Middle East.

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Failed Female Suicide Bomber: “I Don’t Want a Fun Life on Earth, I Only Want to Satisfy Allah”

A Palestinian woman who decided to become a suicide bomber for Hamas explains that she did so because she had no interest in living life on Earth and only wanted to “satisfy Allah”.

In the clip, a young woman called Saura says that she chose to become a “martyr….because I prefer the afterlife, near Allah”.

“I don’t like life on Earth, my only reward is Allah, because I know I’ll go to paradise,” she added.

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Royal Navy’s HMS Montrose Defeats Iranian Attempt to Seize Oil Tanker in Strait of Hormuz

A British frigate positioned itself between three Iranian Revolutionary Guard gunboats and an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf overnight Wednesday, forcing the Iranian craft to withdraw.

The Isle of Man registered British Heritage tanker had been transiting the Persian Gulf and entering the narrow Strait of Hormuz, one of the most strategically important, crowded, and contested waterways on earth when it was ordered into Iranian waters. A Ministry of Defence spokesman Thursday said three Iranian vessels had been attempting to intercept the British tanker to make it comply.

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More Links Uncovered Between George Soros and Russiagate Through Russian Opposition Official Alexander Navalny

The Gateway Pundit previously reported on the Soros-related origins of the Russia collusion conspiracy. Now there is more information on George Soros’ role in Russiagate through the West’s favorite Russian opposition blogger Alexander Navalny.

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Yale Prof: ‘Every Single Person I Have… Asked’ Has Said ‘Life Was Better Under the Soviets’

A Yale University professor claimed on Twitter that all of the people she surveyed in Eastern Europe and Central Asia insisted that “life was better under the Soviets.”

Emily Jane O’Dell is a Yale Law School professor and specializes in Islamic law and civilization.

“Every single person I have I [sic] asked in Central Asia (and Eastern Europe) over the past decade and a half has said life was better under the Soviets — 100 percent,” O’Dell tweeted on Tuesday.

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“You Censorious Thug!”: Pakistani Foreign Minister Confronted Over Twitter Censorship

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was confronted by Ezra Levant over his government’s astonishing ability to censor the tweets of Twitter users who are based in America and Canada.

The exchange took place at a “Defend Media Freedom” conference in London (which some news outlets like RT and Sputnik were barred from attending).

Tweets are routinely deleted by the Silicon Valley giant on the orders of the Pakistani government, particularly in the context of criticism of Islam.

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Rare Fossil in a Fossil Reveals a Dinosaur’s Surprising Last Meal

In Hinduism’s Vedic mythos, the deity Indra does battle with a dragon that swallows Indra whole. Now, scientists have found a strikingly similar tale captured in the fossil record: a newly recognized species of lizard that met its end in the belly of a glimmering dinosaur.

Named Indrasaurus wangi as a nod to the mythical encounter, the unfortunate reptile was found within the abdomen of a feathered dinosaur known as Microraptor. The fossil of this four-winged dinosaur was itself unearthed from the 130-million-year-old Jehol biota, a treasure trove of Cretaceous-period fossils in what’s now northeastern China.

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‘How Dare They’: Outrage Over ‘Racist’ Audience Goer Who ‘Booed’ During an Aboriginal Welcome to Country at the Sydney Opera House

Opera Australia confirmed a patron interrupted the ritual before a performance of Anna Bolena (pictured), prompting outrage online as others shared similar experiences.

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‘I Thought I Was Going to Die’: Dutch Tourist, 23, Dragged From His Campervan by a Teenager and Savagely Beaten Alongside His American Girlfriend Speaks About Night of Terror

David and Katherine have been left so traumatised that they split up following the unprovoked attack at Kaiwaka in Northland, New Zealand, on August 3, 2018.

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Mother, 26, Who Was ‘Caught Shoplifting an Entire Trolley Full of Groceries From Woolworths’ Is Charged With Theft, Assault and Fraud

Brooke Davenport, 26, was filmed sprinting out of a shopping centre in Baulkham Hills in Sydney’s north-west while staff were chasing and telling her to stop.

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New Species of Purple Reef-Dwelling Fish Named After Wakanda

Off the coast of Tanzania, scientists have discovered a new species of fairy wrasse that is deep purple in color. The species has been named Cirrhilabrus wakanda in honor of the mythical nation of Wakanda from Marvel Entertainment comics and the movie Black Panther.

In the last decade, advanced technology is helping scientists explore mesophotic coral ecosystems located hundreds of feet below the surface of the ocean. A research team led by the California Academy of Sciences discovered C. wakanda around 200 feet down in the dimly lit mesophotic coral reefs of eastern Zanzibar.

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Abolishing ICE Means Letting the Worst Criminals Imaginable Stay in the USA

Supporters of terrorism, drug-peddlers, murderers, rapists, child pornographers, and violent criminals. These are just some of the terrible people ICE has rid us of in just the last three weeks.

ICE shouldn’t be abolished; it should be expanded.

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European Population Growth Continues to be Driven by Mass Migration

Despite there being more deaths than births across the continent, Europe saw population growth over over one million in 2018 largely driven by continued mass migration.

The European Union statistics agency Eurostat confirmed that the population within Europe had increased from 512.4 million to 513.5 million in 2018, the second year in a row the population of the continent has increased despite lower birthrates than death rates, Il Giornale reports.

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Migrant Robber Kicked Chihuahua to Death in Norway

The police in Oslo are looking for an African migrant who killed a Chihuahua in connection with a robbery, Nettavisen reports.

In the Facebook group Dyrehjelperne (The Animal Helpers), the owner of the dog describes how a “Somali man in his 35-40s” violently attacked the little Chihuahua in the park at St. Hanshaugen in Oslo.

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‘Non-Citizens’ Make $9,000 More Than Black Americans

The massive migration of illegal immigrants into the United States is overwhelming border agents and relief agencies, but U.S. Census Bureau data show it’s black Americans who are paying the biggest price.

A Census report published last fall shows the median income for “Non Citizens” eclipses black Americans by more than $9,000, and Hispanics in general earned nearly $10,000 a year more than blacks in 2017, RedStatereports.

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Pelosi Tips Off Illegals on Sunday’s Rumored Deportation Raids — Gives ‘Legal Advice’ On How to Evade ICE Agents (Video)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) sounded the alarm Thursday and tipped off illegal aliens to Sunday’s impending deportation raids.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) actually told illegal aliens they don’t need to answer the door if ICE comes knocking because a deportation warrant is not the same as a search warrant.

‘If that is the only document ICE brings to a home raid, agents do not have the legal right to enter a home. If ICE agents don’t have a warrant signed by judge, a person may refuse to open the door,’ Pelosi said.

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Globalists Demand Governments Build Society’s Trust in Artificial Intelligence

UK Ministry of Defence Strategic Trends Report outlines sinister plan

A lengthy report issued by the U.K. Ministry of Defence late last year outlined multiple scenarios for the future of the planet, with a globalist angle.

The report, titled “Global Strategic Trends: The future starts today,” characterizes a world of sovereign states as fragmented and dismal, a world in which “global governance” is impossible.

The ideal scenario presented is a “network of actors” that govern the globe. Sovereignty disappears while corporations and megacities provide a system of “hybrid governance.”

While praising the “improving equality” enabling individuals to “determine their gender and sexuality”, the report says that “antipathy towards immigrants are on the rise.”

The technological revolution is “fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds” and “is likely to increase the risk of societal upheaval, grievance and possibly violent protest by the disadvantaged”.

Additionally, the report calls on governments to “proactively contribute” to build society’s trust in artificial intelligence…

The reboot of America has become a major stumbling block in the globalists plan for the world. In their eyes, a strong, sovereign America is a great evil that must be destroyed.

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‘God Said Homosexuals Will Burn’: Well-Dressed Woman Confronts Anglican Priest Over a Sign Supporting Gay Rights Outside His Church

An Anglican priest who regularly puts up politically-provocative signs on the street has been called a hypocrite outside his church at Gosford north of Sydney.

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Married Miley Cyrus Says She Hates Being Called a “Wife” And is Still Attracted to Girls

Pop star Miley Cyrus, who is married to actor Liam Hemsworth, says she doesn’t like being called a “wife” and is still attracted to girls.

In an interview with Vogue, Cyrus said, “Do people really think that I’m at home in a f****** apron cooking dinner? I’m in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women.”

“I definitely don’t fit into a stereotypical wife role. I don’t even like that word,” she added.

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Over 20,000 Attend Library Conference Pushing LGBTQ Agenda on Children

Event featured lessons on “Drag Queen Storytime” & “Queer-Inclusive Elementary School Programming”

The world’s largest library association’s annual conference this year featured more than 100 workshops with an “equity, diversity, and inclusion” theme, according to the American Library Association’s conference catalog. That included workshops with these titles (some shortened): “Creating Queer-Inclusive Elementary School Library Programming,” “Developing an Online Face for a Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection,” and “Telling Stories, Expanding Boundaries: Drag Queen Storytimes in Libraries.”

The ALA annual conference’s workshop selections also included “A Child’s Room to Choose: Encouraging Gender Identity and Expression in School and Public Libraries,” and “Are You Going to Tell My Parents?: The Minor’s Right to Privacy in the Library.” Politically charged talks and workshops like these formed at least one-third of the conference offerings, according to the ALA’s own description and a review of the conference catalog.

The titles and descriptions of the conference’s approximately 300 workshops and talks are not available online. They were only published in a conference app and paper catalog reserved to in-person attendees, many of whose attendance was underwritten by taxpayers through local library budgets. According to the ALA, 21,460 people attended 2019’s annual conference this June, approximately 4,000 more than last year.

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Survey: Half of Britons Atheist, Only 38% Christian, Islam on the Rise

The British Social Attitudes survey has revealed that those professing a Christian faith have fallen to a record low, while more than half of Britons profess no faith and the number of those professing adherence to Islam is on the rise. The BSA also revealed that acceptance of gay sex has fallen for the first time since the height of the 1980s AIDS crisis.

Conducted by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), the survey of 2,884 people in 2018 found that there has been a “dramatic decline” in the number of people identifying as a Christian in the past 35 years.

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Twitter Bans Language ‘Dehumanizing Religious Groups’

Twitter has announced an expansion of its hate speech policy, banning “dehumanizing language towards religious groups.”

“This is just the first step,” the social-media giant said in a statement Tuesday. “Over time we’ ll expand the policy to include more groups and update you along the way.”

The Gateway Pundit noted the move comes as Muslim nations and leaders continues to campaign for a global ban on speech critical of Islam.

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UK: Christian Doctor Fired From Government Job After Refusing to Refer to 6 Foot Bearded Man as “Madam”

Dr David Mackereth suing government over discrimination against his religious beliefs

A Christian doctor in the UK was fired from his government job after he refused to refer to a 6 foot bearded man as “Madam”.

56-year-old Dr David Mackereth was working as a disability benefits assessor for the Department of Work and Pensions.

“The father-of-four alleges he was asked in a conversation with a line manager: “If you have a man six foot tall with a beard who says he wants to be addressed as ‘she’ and ‘Mrs’, would you do that?” reports the Telegraph.

His contract was immediately terminated over his refusal to use transgendered pronouns, with Mackereth arguing that transgenderism is a “delusional belief” and an ideology “which I disbelieve and detest”.

Mackereth, who describes himself as an “unashamed” Christian and has 30 years’ medical experience, was previously warned that he was “overwhelmingly likely” to lose his job unless he agreed with describing biological men as women.

He is now suing the government on the grounds that he was discriminated against on the basis of his religious beliefs, arguing that “gender fluidity” is “no more than one’s own fantasy about oneself”.

“The very fact a doctor can be pulled of the shop floor for an urgent interrogation about his beliefs on gender fluidity is both absurd and very sinister, even more so if it results in a dismissal,” said Mackereth.

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Zuckerberg Admits Facebook Meddled in Abortion Election

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted to a speech to a like-minded audience that his company essentially meddled in the Irish referendum on legalizing abortion by refusing to run advertisements by pro-life groups.

Speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival in the Colorado resort town, he said that when Facebook saw the pro-life ad requests, the company contacted the Irish government and asked whether they should be allowed, reported PJ Media.

“Their response at the time was, ‘ We don’t currently have a law, so you need to make whatever decision you want to make,’“ Zuckerberg said.

“We ended up not allowing the ads.”

As WND reported one week ahead of the May 25, 2018, referendum, pro-life groups were charging Facebook and Google effectively were rigging the election by depriving opponents of the ability to dissent.

Irish voters ended up overturning a 1983 constitutional pro-life amendment.

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12 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/11/2019

  1. “Yale Prof: ‘Every Single Person I Have… Asked’ Has Said ‘Life Was Better Under the Soviets’” yeaaaaah…that’s obviously a lie. The only people missing the USSR are people involved with the regime (who lived the easy life) and some hunters in Siberia (they were given more stuff more regularly back then). Another factor might be that people tend to forget the bad things faster and after 30 years they reminiscence about a slower life pace and their youth and forget about the censorship, etc.

    • In most Russian regions there were problems with food and clothing. In the national republics things were much better. Soviet power flirted with national minorities.
      Yes, people tend to forget about everything bad.
      But there were so many shameful moments for the “superpower”. Once we lived in a small village during my childhood. Butter in a local grocery store was sold “Only to war veterans”. My mother was indignant: “Why do veterans and their children and grandchildren eat butter? Why is it not supposed to children and grandchildren of those who died in the war?”
      And then we lived in the regional center, where automatic washing machines were also “for veterans only”.

  2. Life was safer under the Soviets. It was not scary to remain without work or seriously ill. It was possible to live on a small salary. The rent was so uncomplicated that it was almost imperceptible.

    But. Once I asked in my LiveJournal: what would you bring from 1987, if you had a time machine? Would you go in 1987 to treat your teeth?
    All were confused.

    It was difficult for believers. But since I’m an agnostic, I don’t care.
    But I always read a lot. A huge amount of literature was banned. I would miss these books.
    And we learned to ignore the totalitarian brainwashing. We had a light version, regarding the same Korea.

    • Once I asked in my LiveJournal: what would you bring from 1987, if you had a time machine?

      It’s a safe bet that disco didn’t make the cut.

      A huge amount of literature was banned. I would miss these books.

      Much like with Woody Allen’s “dirty sex”, the written record can contain copious amounts of useful history … but only if it’s done right.

  3. Navalny name is Alexey. As skeptics write: this is the same Yeltsin, only sober. The project under the next reset of the country. Corporations solve their problems, and no one thinks about people.

  4. That Somali invader in Norway should have raped a woman or a boy, or thrown a child off a balcony like they do in Minneapolis instead of kicking a chihuahua to death. Now, because he killed a dog, he runs the real risk of being put in prison or even deported due to the heinousness of his crime.

  5. AOC publicly attacking Pelosi is fantastic as it is usually fatal to attack your boss in public. In business you get sacked.

  6. Muslims do not like it when blasphemy laws are directed against them.

    https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tiruchirapalli/gang-thrashes-man-for-facebook-post-on-consuming-beef-soup/article28403573.ece/amp/?homepage=true&__twitter_impression=true

    A 24-year-old man in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu was assaulted, allegedly by a gang of four of his village, after he posted a photo of himself consuming beef soup on his Facebook account with a caption saying that he relished it. He was hospitalised.

  7. I keep asking the question “why?” and the passage below came to mind. I don’t think any amount of discussion will change a thing. Whatever it was – demoralization (Yuri Bezmenov), cultural marxism, bribery and corruption, Islamification, the Jesuits, I don’t know what it was. Maybe it is what is written below but based on what I see and read people are deluded. I used to think they were all liars and I really still do but I think they may be deluded and can’t be changed. What was it a year or two ago and a government officials daughter was raped and maybe murdered and he didn’t say maybe we are mistaken.

    The coming of the lawless one will be accompanied by the working of Satan, with every kind of power, sign, and false wonder, and with every wicked deception directed against those who are perishing, because they refused the love of the truth that would have saved them. For this reason, God will send them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie, in order that judgment will come upon all who have disbelieved the truth and delighted in wickedness.

  8. Purple haired anti-Trump U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe appears to be getting more insufferable by the day after she was caught on video ranting “I deserve this” while holding the World Cup trophy.

    There’s nothing worse than a sore winner.

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