Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/17/2019

Carola Rackete, the captain of the migrant-rescue ship Sea-Watch 3, insists that the European Union must accept all the migrants who have gathered in Libya awaiting passage to Europe. It is estimated that half a million migrants are currently assembled in Libyan camps.

In other news, Nigel Farage, the leader of the Brexit Party, said that Ursula Von der Leyen, the new president of the European Commission, wants to build a neo-Communist state in Europe.

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Financial Crisis
» As Wall Street Celebrates Rising Stock Prices, Companies Are Literally Shutting Down All Over America
 
USA
» 22 MS-13 Gang Members Arrested After ‘Medieval Style’ Killing Spree in the Sanctuary City of LA — Chopped Up Bodies, Heart Cut From Chest
» Before He Allegedly Stabbed a Teen to Death, Suspect Blamed a Verbal Attack on Rap Music, Prison Records Show
» Creepy: Dem Candidate Marianne Williamson Leads White People in Collective ‘Apology’ To African-Americans
» Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
» Deputies: Florida Inmate Said He Would Join ISIS, Bomb White House
» Donald Trump Promises to Pursue Peter Thiel’s Claim That Google Has ‘Treasonous’ Ties to China
» Emails Show Iowa Official’s Tupac Fixation Before His Ouster
» Food Shortage Warnings Are Already Starting to Appear, And Now Tropical Storm Barry is Going to Rip Through America’s Heartland
» Gaetz: U.S. Attorney Declined to Prosecute Man Behind Death Threats — ‘I Could Blow Your F*cking Head Clean Off Your Shoulders’
» GOP Senator Blasts ‘The Squad’: ‘They’re the Reason There Are Directions on a Shampoo Bottle’
» Ilhan Omar’s Marriage to Brother Was a Sham — It is Widely Circulated in Somali Community That Her Brother is Gay
» Ilhan Omar Bursts Into Laughter When Asked if She and AOC Will Tell Antifa “Not to be Violent Anymore?” [Video]
» Kellyanne Conway Goes Scorched Earth on “The Squad”: “We’re Tired of Some of These Women Palling Around With Terrorists. Where is the Press?” [Video]
» Liberals Slam Chris Pratt’s “White Supremacist” Don’t Tread on Me Shirt
» Moderate Dem Slams ‘Squad’ For Threatening to Primary Him: ‘They’re Not Democrats … They’re Socialists’
» Nancy Pelosi Gets Standing Ovation at Trump’s Religious Freedom Event
» Nancy Pelosi Takes Hatred for President Trump Too Far, Gets Banned From Speaking on House Floor [Video]
» Pentagon Ordered to Tell Congress if it Weaponized Ticks and Released Them Into the Public
» Rashida Tlaib: Vile Language is Okay Because “It’s Rooted in Where I Come From”
» Republican Immigrant From Jamaica to Challenge AOC for Congressional Seat
» San Diego City Council: Guns Must be Locked or Disabled in Homes
» This Isn’t Normal: 20 Earthquakes of Magnitude 3.0 or Greater Have Hit California Within the Last 24 Hours
» Trump Support Among GOP Goes Up After President Blasts America-Hating ‘Squad’
» Washington Post & the New York Times Try to Ruin the Apollo Moon Landing Anniversary With ‘Woke’ Identity Politics
» With ‘Fukushima-American-Style’ Only One Big Quake Away, Experts Warn That Quake Could ‘Threaten the Ability of the Human Race to Survive on Earth’
» YouTube Removes More Firearms Channels From Its Partner Program
 
Europe and the EU
» Adolf Hitler’s Shock Troop Brown Shirts Were Democrats’ Model for ‘Antifa’: The Precursor to This ‘Domestic Terrorist Organization’ Ran Germany’s Death Camps
» American Scientist Killed in Greece Was Raped, Say Police
» Brexit Party MEP: European Parliament ‘Serves No Democratic Purpose’
» France: Judge: Muslim Screaming “Allahu Akbar” Who Beat Elderly Jewish Woman and Tossed Her From 3rd Floor Balcony Not Responsible for Crime — Cuz He Was High on Pot
» France Passes Notre Dame Restoration Law
» French Police Station Attacked on Successive Nights With Molotov Cocktails, Fireworks
» French Military and Police Increasingly Supporting Right-Populist Marine Le Pen
» Germany: Nest of Middle Eastern Spies
» German Mayor Hospitalized After Assault: Should Local Politicians be Afraid?
» Germany: Angela Merkel Greeted With Boos, A Hitler Salute and “Go Away” Chants at Dresden Visit
» Infamous “Norwegian” Islamist Sentenced to 12 Years in Italy for Terror Crimes
» Rap Star A$AP Rocky Arrested in Sweden After Being Attacked — “Damned Unsatisfying”, Comments Swedish Star Professor in Criminology
» Salvini Moves to Clear Out Italy’s Illegal Roma Camps
» Scientist Believes She’s Found the Recipe for Ancient Roman Concrete Used 2,000 Years Ago
» Ten-Year-Old Girl Wants Sweden’ Name Changed to Mixland — “Inventive”, Prime Minister Says
» UK Govt Unveils Plan to Teach School Kids About ‘Fake News’… What Could Go Wrong?
» UK: Arch Remainer Compares Brexiteers to Islamic Terrorists
» UK: Farage: Von Der Leyen Wants to Build ‘Updated Form of Communism’, Advance EU Army
» UK: Labour MPs Break Ranks and Back No Deal Over No Brexit
» UK: PM-in-Waiting Boris Johnson Appoints Brexit Hardliner as Senior Advisor
» UK: Report: 43 Tory Brexiteers to Block a Johnson EU Bill, Push for No Deal
» UK: Report: Johnson Considering Another General Election in the Next Year
» Video: Socialist French Mayor Dances Awkwardly With Algerian Soccer Fans Chanting “Allahu Akbar”
 
Middle East
» European Union Leaders Convene in Brussels to Save Iran Deal
» ISIS Flag Raised at Syrian Refugee Camp
» UK to Deploy Third Warship to Gulf Over Iran Tensions, Navy Announces New Anti-Ship Missile Rollout
 
Far East
» Peter Thiel Warns: “Woke Anti-American” Google Employees Prefer Communist Chinese Over U.S. [Video]
 
Australia — Pacific
» Dying Birds Fall From the Sky ‘Screaming and Bleeding From Their Eyes’ In Horrific Incident in Australia
 
Latin America
» Argentina: Latin America’s New Leader in Counterterrorism
» Brazil Will Collect More Money Than All Governments Since 1990 if it Privatizes
» Venezuela Frees Musician Jailed After Blasting Maduro Online
» Venezuelan Teen Blinded by Police Rubber Bullets at Protest
 
Immigration
» 19 Illegals Linked to MS-13 Charged With Multiple Murders, Hacked Man to Death With Machete, Cut His Heart Out in District Where Dem Rep Helps Illegals Avoid ICE
» Australia Rejects Call to Open Borders, Soften Illegal Immigration Stand
» Candace Owens’ Powerful Migrant Detention Center Rant With Video Proof
» Germany: Military-Aged Iraqi Migrant Who Raped and Murdered 14-Year-Old Jewish Girl Sentenced to Life in Prison
» Italy: Leftists Clash With Riot Police as They Evacuate Illegal Squat in Rome
» Italy: 70-Year-Old Venice Priest Beaten by ‘Baby Gang’ of Migrants
» Migrant NGO Captain Demands Europe Take Over 500,000 Migrants
» Must See Video: Alpha News Exposes Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tax, Marriage and Immigration Fraud — Could Result in Deportation!
» Pelosi Releases Statement Denouncing President Trump’s New Asylum Law — Demands Open Borders
» Poll: Clear Majority of Mexicans Say Migrants Should be Deported Back to Their Home Countries
» Somali Refugees Take Over Affluent Neighborhood and Unleash Disgusting Sharia Hell on American Women
» Switzerland: Migrant Youth Broke Teacher’s Jaw Because She Asked the ‘Wrong’ Question
» Tom Fitton: The Left Has Gone Off the Deep End on Illegal Immigration!
» UK: Johnson Refuses to Commit to Lowering Immigration
» UK: Sudanese ‘Asylum Seeker’ Found Guilty of Trying to Kill Cyclists and Police Outside of the Palace of Westminster
» UT Austin to Give Free Tuition to Low-Income Students… And Illegal Immigrants
 
Culture Wars
» “Hate Speech”: Facebook Deletes Post Quoting Peaceful Catholic Theologian
» 95 Dems Vote in Favor of Trump Impeachment Over ‘Racism’ — Rep Al Green’s Resolution Defeated
» Is Trump’s Pandering to the LGBTQ Crowd a Political Ploy?
» ‘Social Justice’ And Identity Politics Leader Named Planned Parenthood Acting President
» Video: Humanity is Creating Its Own AI Overlords
» Woman Designs Chair to Prevent “Manspreading”
 
General
» The United Nations Agendas: A Totalitarian Map
 

As Wall Street Celebrates Rising Stock Prices, Companies Are Literally Shutting Down All Over America

How long can the stock market possibly stay completely disconnected from economic reality? On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose just 27 points, but that was good enough to push it to yet another new all-time record high. Investors have been absolutely thrilled by the extremely impressive bull run that we have witnessed so far in 2019, but there is no way that this is sustainable. Wall Street may be celebrating for the moment, but meanwhile all of the hard economic numbers are telling us that we have now entered a new economic slowdown. Just like in 2008, it appears to be inevitable that the party on Wall Street is about to hit a brick wall, but nobody should be surprised when it happens. Everywhere around us there are signs of economic trouble, and right now companies are literally shutting down all over America.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

22 MS-13 Gang Members Arrested After ‘Medieval Style’ Killing Spree in the Sanctuary City of LA — Chopped Up Bodies, Heart Cut From Chest

22 members of the violent El Salvadoran gang MS-13 were charged with enforcing a criminal racketeering enterprise by murdering people in ‘medieval style’ killing sprees.

A 12-count indictment was handed down Monday by prosecutors in Los Angeles who charged the MS-13 gang members with killing 7 people with machetes.

A rival gang member was dismembered and his heart cut out of his chest and thrown into canyon in Los Angeles.

One of the MS-13 gang members charged goes by the name “Lucifer.” This must be the “spark of divinity” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was talking about when she defended MS-13 gang members.

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

Before He Allegedly Stabbed a Teen to Death, Suspect Blamed a Verbal Attack on Rap Music, Prison Records Show

PEORIA, Ariz. — A man who allegedly stabbed a 17-year-old because the teen was listening to rap music. Court records say Michael Paul Adams admitted to stabbing Elijah Al-Amin to death because “rap music makes him feel unsafe,” adding, “the rap music, not the victim, made him feel threatened.”

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Creepy: Dem Candidate Marianne Williamson Leads White People in Collective ‘Apology’ To African-Americans

“On behalf of myself and on behalf of my country I apologize”

A video shows Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson leading a large group of white people inside a church to make a collective ‘apology’ to African-Americans.

Yes, really.

The weird incantation sounds more like a prayer than an apology.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove.

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

Deputies: Florida Inmate Said He Would Join ISIS, Bomb White House

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — An inmate wrote in a letter that he planned to bomb several locations, including the White House, the Orlando airport and the DeLand courthouse, then join ISIS because he didn’t like the government for putting him in jail, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said Ethan Russell, 18, handed a correctional officer crumpled-up pieces of paper on which he’d written about his intent to make bombs and join ISIS. Records show the letter mentioned seven targets that he intended to bomb: the Orlando International Airport, the White House, the Capitol Building, Daytona International Speedway, the Pentagon, the DeLand courthouse and the “Magic stadium.”

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

Donald Trump Promises to Pursue Peter Thiel’s Claim That Google Has ‘Treasonous’ Ties to China

US President Donald Trump has once again put Google in his crosshairs, saying on Tuesday that his administration would look into what he claimed were “seemingly treasonous” ties between the tech giant and China.

The statement, tweeted by Trump on Tuesday morning, came after Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel said on Sunday that Alphabet’s Google unit was working with the Chinese government instead of the US military and called for the FBI and CIA to investigate the company.

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

Emails Show Iowa Official’s Tupac Fixation Before His Ouster

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The director of Iowa’s social services agency was a huge fan of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, and he frequently let his subordinates know it.

Emails obtained by The Associated Press show that Iowa Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven routinely sent messages to employees lauding Shakur’s music and lyrics even after at least one complained to lawmakers. Then last month, he sent another such email to all 4,300 agency employees. He was abruptly ousted from his job the next work day.

Foxhoven, 66, told employees that he had been a huge fan of the hip-hop artist for years. He hosted weekly “Tupac Fridays” to play his music in the office. He traded lyrics with employees and he marked his own 65th birthday with Shakur-themed cookies, including ones decorated with the words “Thug life.”

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

Food Shortage Warnings Are Already Starting to Appear, And Now Tropical Storm Barry is Going to Rip Through America’s Heartland

The middle of the country has been relentlessly hammered by endless rain and unprecedented flooding for months, and now it is about to be absolutely pummeled by Tropical Storm Barry. Needless to say, this is going to cause even more headaches for Midwestern farmers. At this point, millions of acres of prime farmland are not going to be planted at all this year, and there are tens of millions of other acres where crops are really, really struggling. Those farms desperately need some warm, sunny weather for a while, but instead they are about to get hit by another enormous storm. In the end, this could potentially turn out to be the worst growing season in modern history, and it comes at a time when crops are literally failing all over the planet. Sadly, we really struggle to feed everyone on the globe even during the best years, and so what will things look like if worldwide harvests are catastrophic during the second half of 2019?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Gaetz: U.S. Attorney Declined to Prosecute Man Behind Death Threats — ‘I Could Blow Your F*cking Head Clean Off Your Shoulders’

Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) detailed the how federal authorities handled death threats he had received.

At the top of the segment, host Tucker Carlson played audio of one of those threats Gaetz received.

[…]

According to Gaetz, the U.S. Attorney office for the Northern District of California investigated the call but declined to bring charges…

           — Hat tip: JLH [Return to headlines]
 

GOP Senator Blasts ‘The Squad’: ‘They’re the Reason There Are Directions on a Shampoo Bottle’

On Tuesday, the Louisiana Republican appeared on Fox News’tucker Carlson Tonight to talk about the war between President Trump and what is now being called “The Squad” — Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.

“I’m not sure the president should exchange playground insults with them. When you try to argue with a fool, that proves there are two. But the president decided to do so,” Kennedy said. “The simple fact of the matter is that the four congresswomen think that America was wicked in its origins, they think that America and its people are even more wicked now, that we are all racist and misogynistic and evil.”

Then Kennedy got rolling.

“They are entitled to their opinion. They are Americans. But I’m entitled to my opinion, and I just think they are left-wing cranks and they are the reason that there are directions on a shampoo bottle,” Kennedy said. “I think we should ignore them.”

The senator also came up with a new name for “The Squad.”

“They are destroying the Democratic Party,” he said. “I’m appalled that so many of our presidential candidates are falling all over themselves to try to agree with the four horsewomen of the Apocalypse.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ilhan Omar’s Marriage to Brother Was a Sham — It is Widely Circulated in Somali Community That Her Brother is Gay

After several years of avoiding the subject — on Tuesday the Minneapolis Star-Tribune published a report on Ilhan Omar, her tax fraud crimes, her illegal use of campaign funds to cover travel costs and touched on her alleged marriage to her younger brother.

Investigative Journalist David Steinberg who has been covering the incredible story for years commented on the report today.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ilhan Omar Bursts Into Laughter When Asked if She and AOC Will Tell Antifa “Not to be Violent Anymore?” [Video]

A reporter caught up with Democrat Reprentatives Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and asked them if they would codemn the violence against Americans by Antifa? Omar’s response was to burst out laughing.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Kellyanne Conway Goes Scorched Earth on “The Squad”: “We’re Tired of Some of These Women Palling Around With Terrorists. Where is the Press?” [Video]

Today, during an appearance on Fox News, Kellyanne Conway went off on the radical Democrat Party, especially members of “The Squad,” that includes Democrat U.S. Representatives Ilhan Omar (MN), Rashida Tlaib (MI), Alyssa Pressley (MA) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY).

When asked about the four freshman women, Conway said, “They represent a dark underbelly in this country of people who are not respecting our troops, are not giving them the resources they deserve.” Conway continued to blast the four radical congresswomen, saying, “They are the only four Democrats to vote against any form of humanitarian aid at the border when that vote was taken two weeks ago. They have no moral authority to ever talk about the border and the kids and the humanitarian crisis there. I was at the border on Friday, that aid is already making a difference.”

“We’re tired of people kneeling for the flag out of disrespect. We’re tired of some of these women palling around with terrorists. One of them is in pictures with somebody who was responsible for the deaths of four Israeli soldiers!”Conway told the Fox News hosts.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Liberals Slam Chris Pratt’s “White Supremacist” Don’t Tread on Me Shirt

Just when you thought the left couldn’t get any more anti-American

In the latest example of the left’s hatred for all things representing America, liberals are pissed that Hollywood superstar Chris Pratt wore a “Don’t Tread on Me” t-shirt showing an American flag and the famous coiled snake.

The Gadsden Flag, created by Christopher Gadsden, a brigadier general in the Continental Army, became popular among US colonists during the revolutionary war as a message to the oppressive British regime.

A staff writer for New York Magazine’s Vulture, tweeted a photo of Pratt alongside a zoomed-in image of his t-shirt and her followers responded with anger.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Moderate Dem Slams ‘Squad’ For Threatening to Primary Him: ‘They’re Not Democrats … They’re Socialists’

Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, responded to the threat of a primary from the four female progressive House members known as “the squad” on Tuesday and accused them of being socialists in disguise.

“I mean it’s this group called the Justice Democrats. I think they’re not Democrats quite honestly,” he said on “Your World with Neil Cavuto.”

“They’re socialists and they want to impose their vision to Texas and we certainly know that in Texas our vision is very different from … what I call these Justice Democrats, which are really socialists. They’re not really Democrats.”

Cuellar said he isn’t the only Democrat to fall into the squad’s crosshairs and claimed some members are being targeted for their support of Israel. He also predicted most Americans wouldn’t side with the squad because their values don’t line up with most Americans.

“I do know that they are going after different folks, for example, they’re going after Juan Vargas… and the reason they’re going after him is because he has a very strong pro-Israel voting record,” he said.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Nancy Pelosi Gets Standing Ovation at Trump’s Religious Freedom Event

WASHINGTON, DC — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) received a standing ovation when she spoke during the second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom on Tuesday, an initiative of U.S. President Donald Trump’s Department of State.

In a rare show of bipartisanship in today’s hyper-partisan political climate, Pelosi condemned China’s “internment camps” for predominantly Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang along with former Republican Congressman from Virginia Frank Wolf.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Nancy Pelosi Takes Hatred for President Trump Too Far, Gets Banned From Speaking on House Floor [Video]

Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) took things too far today, forcing the standing House Chairman, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), to reprimand her for a “personality-based” attack against President Trump before he chose to “abandon the chair.” The last time a Speaker was penalized for using words that are out of order, was in 1985.

Escalating tensions on Capitol Hill erupted into a floor fight in the House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke in favor of a proposed resolution condemning “racist” comments by President Trump — and Pelosi’s words were eventually ruled out of order by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Democrat.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Pentagon Ordered to Tell Congress if it Weaponized Ticks and Released Them Into the Public

Some members of the United States House are concerned the Pentagon may have unleashed disease-infected ticks that caused the spread of Lyme disease.

Roll Call reports that on July 11, the House stealthily decided via voice vote to support an amendment to the 2020 defense authorization bill that would require the Department of Justice look into weaponized ticks.

According to the Congress-focused newspaper, New Jersey Republican Rep. Christopher Smith wrote the amendment, which demands the inspector general “shall conduct a review of whether the Department of Defense experimented with ticks and other insects regarding use as a biological weapon between the years of 1950 and 1975.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Rashida Tlaib: Vile Language is Okay Because “It’s Rooted in Where I Come From”

Rep Omar Has No Regrets For Her Anti-Semitic Tweets

The always defiant and usually angry Palestinian cheerleader told King, “From day one, I truly believe he has committed impeachable offenses.” King interrupted her saying, “But even if you believe that, the fact that you called him.” Tlaib interrupted King, saying, “But I didn’t do it on the House floor. And I’m gonna be unapologetic in myself. Seventy percent of Americans curse. (We’re not sure where she gets that figure?) Tlaib contninued, “I’m being real. This is who I am. I’m rooted in where I come from. And it’s very common for me and for many of my residents to say things like that.” (As a MI resident who lives just outside of Tlaib’s district, I’m offended by her flippant remarks that throw everyone living in her district under the bus.)

King clarified, “So you don’t regret that”?

“So you don’t regret it?”King pressed. “Absolutely not. I’m unapologetic about that.”

When Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was asked if she regrets her anti-Semitic remarks, Omar responded, “Absolutely not.”

Watch:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Republican Immigrant From Jamaica to Challenge AOC for Congressional Seat

A Republican businesswoman and immigrant from Jamaica is set to challenge Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her congressional seat.

38-year-old Scherie Murray blasted AOC for her self-indulgent narcissism and her anti-business agenda.

“There is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC,” Murray told Fox News. “And instead of focusing on us, she’s focusing on being famous. Mainly rolling back progress and authoring the job-killing Green New Deal and killing the Amazon New York deal.”

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

San Diego City Council: Guns Must be Locked or Disabled in Homes

The San Diego City Council voted six to two Monday for an ordinance saying gun owners must lock up their firearms or disable them in the home.

Fox 5 reports that the council’s six Democrat members all voted for the gun control, which is designed to force firearms to be locked up or be disabled even if no minors are present in the home.

ABC 10 reports that gun owners cannot legally store their firearms in just any lockbox, but they must be in a “Department of Justice-approved lockbox.” No indication was given for how much a DOJ approved lockbox will cost.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

This Isn’t Normal: 20 Earthquakes of Magnitude 3.0 or Greater Have Hit California Within the Last 24 Hours

It has been more than 10 days since southern California was hit by the two largest earthquakes that the state has experienced in decades, and yet the shaking refuses to stop. In fact, now northern California is joining the party. On Tuesday, San Francisco residents were greatly alarmed when a magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattled buildings all over the region. Thankfully not a lot of damage was done, but it has been a very long time since California has been hit by so many sizable earthquakes over such an extended period of time. According to the USGS, there have been 20 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater in the state of California within the last 24 hours. Of course most of the “experts” are assuring us that all of this seismic activity will soon settle down, but what if they are wrong?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Support Among GOP Goes Up After President Blasts America-Hating ‘Squad’

Over the weekend, as the Democrats were in freefall — calling each other racist and battling to get illegal aliens free health care — President Trump suddenly blasted four “progressive” members of Congress, Reps. Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan or Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.

While the mainstream media and liberals called Trump’s posts on Twitter racist, Republicans and conservatives apparently approved of Trump’s message: If you hate America so much, why don’t you go somewhere else?

According to a new Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll, support for Trump rose.

“The national survey, conducted on Monday and Tuesday after Trump told the lawmakers they should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” showed his net approval among members of his Republican Party rose by 5 percentage points to 72%, compared with a similar poll that ran last week,” Reuters reported.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Washington Post & the New York Times Try to Ruin the Apollo Moon Landing Anniversary With ‘Woke’ Identity Politics

Is there literally anything left that they won’t try to ruin by injecting ‘woke’ identity politics into it?

The 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to set foot on the Moon is this weekend.

Instead of using the celebration of the Apollo Moon landing to bring Americans together in a time of intense partisan bickering, the New York Times and the Washington Post are exploiting it to divide Americans even further.

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

With ‘Fukushima-American-Style’ Only One Big Quake Away, Experts Warn That Quake Could ‘Threaten the Ability of the Human Race to Survive on Earth’

The July 11th story over at Common Dreams republished at Zero Hedge two days later is enough to give any prepper pause. Titled “The Quake To Make Los Angeles A Radioactive Dead Zone”, their story reported that had the previous Friday’s 7.1 earthquake and other ongoing seismic shocks hit less than 200 miles northwest of Ridgecrest/China Lake, ten million people in Los Angeles would now be under an apocalyptic cloud, their lives and those of the state and nation in radioactive ruin. (ANP: Map at the top of this story showing all of the nuclear power plants in California close to the San Andreas Fault is courtesy of Nuclear.News.)

Warning within their story that due to two cracked, embrittled, under-maintained, unregulated, uninsured, an un-inspected atomic reactors at the nuclear power plant at Diablo Canyon, an earthquake in that region could bring about a likely human death toll in the millions and property losses in the trillions, their story also reported this.:

The forever damage to our species’ food supply, ecological support systems, and longterm economy would be very far beyond any meaningful calculation. The threat to the ability of the human race to survive on this planet would be extremely significant.

And while so far Diablo Canyon and the rest of the nuclear power plants near the San Andreas fault line have dodged a bullet, as Common Dreams reports, at least a dozen faults have been identified within a small radius around the reactors. The reactor cores are less than fifty miles from the San Andreas fault, less than half the distance that Fukushima Daiichi was from the epicenter that destroyed four reactors there. From their story they explain what might happen should a large quake hit that region with a warning that the company maintaining them is totally unprepared and bankrupt.:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

YouTube Removes More Firearms Channels From Its Partner Program

The headline says it all, doesn’t it? Another day, another batch of conservatives demonetized by Google-owned-and-operated YouTube. Twitter is taking sides again, too, but we’ll get to that in a moment.

YouTube Partners allows content creators to earn money for the ads YouTube places in front of the videos they created, just like the producers of a network TV show get paid by the ads sold by their networks. But as AmmoLand’s John Crumpreports, YouTube has cut off even more perfectly legal gun channels from the very ad revenue they create, “even if the creators do not violate YouTube’s terms of service.”

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

Adolf Hitler’s Shock Troop Brown Shirts Were Democrats’ Model for ‘Antifa’: The Precursor to This ‘Domestic Terrorist Organization’ Ran Germany’s Death Camps

While the msm and leftist democrats will continue to attempt to glorify antifa as a group of freedom fighters fighting against ‘fascism’, as William B. Stoecker had pointed out on ANP just days ago in this story titled “The Democratic Party’s Terrorist Arm Antifa Needs To Be Taken Down By President Trump’s FBI And DOJ Before They Trigger Civil War, Thus Ensuring Their Own Annihilation”, antifa’s tactics are quite similar to the ‘shock troops’ of Adolf Hitler, the ‘brown shirts’ who became his private army and who eventually numbered over 250,000, with multiple subdivisions, engaged in activities ranging from intelligence operations to running Nazi concentration camps.

We must keep that in mind as we head towards 2020 with the Democrats likely to try anything and everything in their attempt to win back the White House and put a final nail in America’s coffin as they finish their running roughshod over the US Constitution and wiping out our borders, should they win in 2020, ‘antifa’ may have the US government’s full support.

So while Democrats like AOC attempt to label these illegal immigrant facilities as ‘concentration camps’, it was the very real choices of the parents who chose to bring their children illegally to America who are to blame for their situation, vastly different from the countless many who were rounded up and slaughtered in ‘real’ concentration camps of Nazi Germany.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

American Scientist Killed in Greece Was Raped, Say Police

Suzanne Eaton, the American scientist killed in Greece, was raped, police in Crete said Tuesday.

Police said Monday that a 27-year-old local man had confessed to the crime.

The suspect said in his confession that he had seen Eaton running, and “with sexual assault as a probable motive, hit her twice with his car in order to immobilize her,” Crete’s Chief of Police Konstantinos Lagoudakis said at a press conference Tuesday. “Then, after she was unconscious, he put her in the trunk of his car and took her to the location of the World War II bunker” where her body was found, Lagoudakis said.

The suspect raped her and dumped her body into the bunker, covering the opening of the bunker’s air shaft with a piece of wood to hide it, Crete Police’s head of press Eleni Papathanassiou told CNN.

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Brexit Party MEP: European Parliament ‘Serves No Democratic Purpose’

Brexit Party MEP Ben Habib has said that the European Parliament “should be abolished” because it “provides the trappings of democracy but serves no such purpose”.

Speaking to the Express, Mr Habib, a successful businessman recently elected to represent the London region in the European Parliament, said he was struck by the lack of power the parliament actually has.

“The EU Parliament serves no function. There is no mechanism by which the European Union can be democratic until it has a total political union. So it might as well get rid of the charade of this Parliament,” Mr Habib said.

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France: Judge: Muslim Screaming “Allahu Akbar” Who Beat Elderly Jewish Woman and Tossed Her From 3rd Floor Balcony Not Responsible for Crime — Cuz He Was High on Pot

Sarah Halimi, well known in the Paris Orthodox community, was brutally beaten and thrown to her death from her third-floor apartment by a ‘‘radicalized’’muslim neighbor in April 2017.

TGP contributor Sebastien Wolfe reported on this story at the time.

It was the crime that should have shocked France — a quiet Jewish woman mercilessly beaten by young Muslim neighbor, Kobili Traoré, in the middle of the night before being thrown to her death from her Paris apartment. All this to recitations of the Koran and cries of ‘‘Allahu Akbar’’ while police waited outside for the arrival of an anti-terrorist unit.

Yet few outside of the Jewish community heard of the crime last year, with essential elements being omitted from mainstream press reports of the horrific attack. Six weeks after the violent death of 66-year-old Sarah Halimi, her family spoke out.

Holding a press conference in May 2017, lawyers speaking on their behalf stated their belief that the crime was anti-Semitic in nature and condemned the ‘‘silence of the media’’ in the aftermath of the crime.

Nearly a year later French authorities finally admitted the brutal death of Sarah Halimi was an anti-Semitic murder.

Now this.

A French judge ruled the Muslim killer Kobili Traoré was not responsible for his crime because he was high on pot at the time.

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France Passes Notre Dame Restoration Law

A new law setting out the definitive reconstruction plan for the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris has been passed by the French government.

The new law will allow the five-year project to begin, and grants public funds to finance the work.

The cathedral of Notre Dame was partly destroyed in a fire on April 15 this year. While its famous facade and stained glass window was saved, its spire — designed by architect Viollet-le-Duc — and part of its roof sustained severe damage.

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French Police Station Attacked on Successive Nights With Molotov Cocktails, Fireworks

A police station in the commune of Les Ulis was attacked two nights in a row following the victory of the Algerian national football team over the weekend.

The police station was first targeted on Saturday night and then again on Sunday night when around 50 people attacked the station with Molotov cocktails, fireworks, and rocks, French newspaper Le Parisien reports.

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French Military and Police Increasingly Supporting Right-Populist Marine Le Pen

A study of the election preferences of the French military and the gendarmes has revealed an increasing trend to support populist leader Marine Le Pen and her Rassemblement National (National Rally/RN).

The Ifop study, conducted for the Jean Jaure’s Foundation, looked at communes with a large number of soldiers compared to the average population and found some, such as Mailly-le-Camp, saw a 50.4 per cent vote for the populist party in the European elections this year, Le Figaro reports.

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Germany: Nest of Middle Eastern Spies

Foreign intelligence services, especially those from Turkey, Syria and Iran, have increased their activities in Germany during the past 12 months, according to Germany’s BfV domestic intelligence agency. The foreign intelligence services are not only pursuing dissidents among the large diasporas in Germany, they are also targeting Jewish and Israeli interests in the country.

At the same time, Hezbollah, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood appear to be operating with impunity in Germany, while, according to the BfV, the number of Salafists in the country has tripled in recent years and now exceeds 11,000. Overall, the BfV estimates that Germany is home to more than 26,000 Islamists, an unknown number of whom pose an immediate threat of attack.

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German Mayor Hospitalized After Assault: Should Local Politicians be Afraid?

Mayor of Hockenheim, a city in southwest Germany, was left bloodied and hospitalized after an unknown assailant punched him. One politician has already died, and reports suggest that such attacks are becoming more common.

Dieter Gummer, a member of the left-wing Social Democratic Party, answered his door on Monday evening to find an unfamiliar face outside. The visitor punched the 67-year-old politician in the face, according to police in nearby Ludwigshafen.

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Germany: Angela Merkel Greeted With Boos, A Hitler Salute and “Go Away” Chants at Dresden Visit

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Dresden to attend a women’s network meeting, where she as guest of honor gave a speech calling for equality everywhere.

But the German far-right movement Pegida, which stands for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the Occident, decided to hold a rally at the event as dozens booed her arrival.

Approximately 50 people shouted “go away” and “Merkel must go”, something the demonstrators repeatedly chant during appearances of the Chancellor.

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Infamous “Norwegian” Islamist Sentenced to 12 Years in Italy for Terror Crimes

An Italian court has sentenced Islamist Mulla Krekar to a 12-year prison sentence for terrorist crimes in Italy, Italian broadcaster Rai writes.

Najmuddin Faraj Ahmad, known as Mulla Krekar, was charged with having led a network with connections to the terror group ISIS. In November 2015, he was arrested in Norway on Italian request.

The prosecutor demanded that Krekar should be sentenced to ten years in prison, but the court in the Italian city of Bolzano sentenced him to 12 years in prison. Krekar denies the accusations.

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Rap Star A$AP Rocky Arrested in Sweden After Being Attacked — “Damned Unsatisfying”, Comments Swedish Star Professor in Criminology

Two weeks ago, American rap star A$AP Rocky was arrested in Sweden for the abuse of a young migrant. However, a video clip from the scene reveals that it was the youngster who followed the rap artist down the street and made the first strike.

Now, Sweden’s leading professor in criminology, Leif GW Persson, is questioning the prosecutor’s objectives.”I hope that the prosecutor doesn’t act to place himself on the celebrity chart”, Leif GW Persson says.

It was in conjunction with one of his concerts, American rap star A§AP Rocky visited Stockholm. The trip resulted in a police report towards the rapper for abuse which placed him behind bars.

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Salvini Moves to Clear Out Italy’s Illegal Roma Camps

Italy’s interior minister Matteo Salvini instructed regional officials to draft “reports on the presence of Roma, Sinti, and Camminanti settlements” in their respective areas within two weeks.

According to a statement from the Interior Ministry “The aim is to verify the presence of illegal camps to draw up an eviction plan.”

According to the Council of Europe, there are between 120,000 and 180,000 Roma, Sinti and Caminanti in Italy, AFP Rome reports.

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Scientist Believes She’s Found the Recipe for Ancient Roman Concrete Used 2,000 Years Ago

Scientists have long puzzled over the elusive recipe for ancient Roman concrete, which has withstood the test of time better than any of the concrete that’s been poured in the 20th century. Now, Time reports that Maria Jackson from the University of Utah claims to have unravelled the mystery, and furthermore believes that the ancient Roman process could influence modern-day construction.

Jackson’s findings, published in American Mineralogist, claim the unbreakable strength of ancient Roman concrete is due to a rare chemical reaction that takes place when the mineral aluminium tobermorite is exposed to sea water. The reaction strengthens the mortar and prevents cracks from forming or widening.

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Ten-Year-Old Girl Wants Sweden’ Name Changed to Mixland — “Inventive”, Prime Minister Says

Claiming Sweden is a multicultural country, ten-year-old Wilma wrote a letter to her Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, asking him to change the country name from Sweden to Mixland. The PM answered her letter and described her initiative as “inventive”.

There are more young Swedish girls who want to make a difference with progressive, left-wing ideas than just Greta Thunberg. Now, a new youngster has shown up. Wilma, 10 thinks that a country as multicultural as Sweden should be called Mixland, “Blandland” in Swedish, and wrote a letter to Prime Minister Stefan Löfven with her request.

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UK Govt Unveils Plan to Teach School Kids About ‘Fake News’… What Could Go Wrong?

The British government is planning a new initiative which will aim to help schoolchildren distinguish real information from ‘fake news’ — in an eyebrow-raising move which could be described as a little bit Orwellian.

British Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds unveiled the new plan, warning that teachers need to better prepare students for the risks posed by “fake news” online, the Independent reported.

From 2020, British kids in both primary and secondary schools will learn about “confirmation bias” and “online risks” as part of a compulsory section of the curriculum. As part of the plan, teachers will help children identify techniques used for “persuasion” and be told “when to seek support.” They will also learn about the reasons why someone might wish to “bend the truth” in the first place.

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UK: Arch Remainer Compares Brexiteers to Islamic Terrorists

Tory MP Dominic Grieve has said that the Conservative Party’s grassroots had undergone a “Talibanisation” over Brexit, and claimed that Boris Johnson had “radicalised” over the Irish border issue.

The remarks using language comparing Brexiteers to Islamist terrorists came during a ‘People’s Vote’ event on Tuesday.

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UK: Farage: Von Der Leyen Wants to Build ‘Updated Form of Communism’, Advance EU Army

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has warned that an EU under Ursula von der Leyen would “take control of ever single aspect” of Europeans’ lives.

“What you’ve seen from Ursula von der Leyen today is an attempt from the European Union to take control of every single aspect of our lives,” Mr Farage said, advising his 750 colleagues in the European Parliament on Tuesday to vote against the German becoming the next European Commission president.

“She wants to build a centralised, undemocratic, updated form of Communism where nation state parliaments will cease to have any relevance at all.”

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UK: Labour MPs Break Ranks and Back No Deal Over No Brexit

A Labour MP has publicly backed a no-deal Brexit over stopping Brexit, defying the official Labour Party position.

Sarah Champion, the MP for Rotherham, told the BBC’s Politics Live on Tuesday: “I want us to leave, the country wants us to leave and for our democracy I think we have to leave.

“So therefore if it came to it, I would take no-deal if it meant we could leave, because we have to leave.”

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UK: PM-in-Waiting Boris Johnson Appoints Brexit Hardliner as Senior Advisor

Boris Johnson, the favourite to be the next British Prime Minister when the role is handed over next week has appointed a noted Brexiteer as his senior Brexit policy advisor, in a move which may signpost his intended course on the European Union.

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UK: Report: 43 Tory Brexiteers to Block a Johnson EU Bill, Push for No Deal

Forty-three Brexiteer Tory MPs are set to vote against any amended EU-approved exit treaty put to the House of Commons, and are urging Boris Johnson to take the UK out of the EU on October 31st without a deal.

Mr Johnson is the frontrunner in the Tory leadership race, with the next party leader and prime minister expected to be announced next week. The former foreign secretary and Leave campaigner said that while he would take the UK out of the EU without a deal if necessary, he would first attempt to renegotiate the exit treaty with Brussels to remove the controversial Irish backstop and pass it in the Commons.

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UK: Report: Johnson Considering Another General Election in the Next Year

Boris Johnson’s allies have claimed that the prospective prime minister is planning to hold another snap General Election by summer 2020.

Senior allies of Mr Johnson told The Times that plans were being outlined to hold a vote in the next year. The Tories believe they should strike whilst Labour is considered in a weak position under Jeremy Corbyn, whose leadership has been rocked by accusations of personal and party antisemitism and criticism of Labour’s longstanding lack of a coherent position on Brexit.

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Video: Socialist French Mayor Dances Awkwardly With Algerian Soccer Fans Chanting “Allahu Akbar”

Modernity in a nutshell

A video clip out of France shows a Socialist Mayor dancing awkwardly with a large group of Algerian soccer fans as they chant “Allahu Akbar”.

A heart-warming display of diversity, I’m sure you’ll agree.

Respondents to the clip were not too impressed given that Algerian fans have rioted in, looted and trashed major French cities twice within the last two weeks alone.

As we reported on Monday, nearly 3000 were arrested across France as fans celebrated their team’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final win by throwing smoke bombs, projectiles, and firecrackers at police.

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European Union Leaders Convene in Brussels to Save Iran Deal

European Union leaders gathered in Brussels in an attempt to save the quickly unraveling Iran deal.

After Iran began enriching its uranium supply to levels above the deal’s limits last week, European foreign ministers released a joint statement which said: “the time has come to act responsibly and to look for ways to stop the escalation of tension and resume dialogue.”

During the meeting, top officials from EU member states discussed potential solutions Iran’s violations of the 2015 nuclear deal.

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ISIS Flag Raised at Syrian Refugee Camp

Video shows children chanting “Allahu Akbar” as flag of jihadist group flies high

An ISIS flag was repeatedly raised over a refugee camp in Syria as guards continue to be violently attacked by ISIS supporters in the camp.

The flag was raised over the al-Hawl refugee camp in northern Syria which holds individuals displaced from Islamic State group-occupied territory and has a population of around 74,000.

“Several pics and videos show kids raising the Tawheed banner as used by ISIS. This comes after restrictions by the administration after camp guards were stabbed,” tweeted journalist Björn Stritzel.

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UK to Deploy Third Warship to Gulf Over Iran Tensions, Navy Announces New Anti-Ship Missile Rollout

Britain’s Royal Navy is increasing the size of its deployment in the Persian Gulf, with preparations underway to send another warship and an auxiliary support vessel to the region following the attempted hijacking of a British merchantman by Iranian gunboats.

The Royal Navy announced the pending deployment of the recently overhauled HMS Kent, due to arrive in theatre in September, and fleet tanker RFA Wave Knight in August in a statement this week which described operation Kipion as “part of the UK’s commitment to promoting peace, stability, and the free flow of trade through some of the world’s most vital shipping lanes.”

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Peter Thiel Warns: “Woke Anti-American” Google Employees Prefer Communist Chinese Over U.S. [Video]

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel, who co-founded Paypal and was one of the first investors in Facebook appeared on the Tucker Carlson show last night to discuss how he believes Google, the world’s most powerful company, has become a threat to America’s national security. Thiel told a group of people at the National Conservatism Conference two days ago, Thiel warned that Google may have been infiltrated by Chinese intelligence and should be subject to immediate investigation by the FBI and CIA.

According to Summit News — Thiel claims one reason for Google aiding in the transfer of AI technology to the Chinese military in favor of America is that “woke” Google employees are anti-American and prefer China to the U.S.

Thiel appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show following his call on Sunday for Google to be federally investigated for allowing itself to be infiltrated by the Chinese and the “treasonous decision” to hand them secretive technology.

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Dying Birds Fall From the Sky ‘Screaming and Bleeding From Their Eyes’ In Horrific Incident in Australia

‘What we were seeing was something out of a horror movie

Almost 60 birds have died in a suspected poisoning in Australia after falling from the sky screaming and bleeding from their eyes and beaks in front of horrified onlookers in a scene “like something out of a horror movie”.

Rescuers called to deal with the calamity said 58 of 60 birds they found, near a school at One Tree Hill near Adelaide, had ultimately died.

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Argentina: Latin America’s New Leader in Counterterrorism

This week we honor the 85 victims of the largest Islamist terrorist attack in Latin America’s history: the bombing the Asociación Mutual Isrealita Argentina (AMIA) on July 18, 1994. Twenty-five years have passed since the morning when a Renault van packed with 300 kilograms of explosives detonated in front of the AMIA building in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It took more than a decade — until 2006 — for the Argentine government to formally charge the Islamic Republic of Iran and its terror-proxy, Hezbollah, for carrying out the attack. Now, 13 years after that, Argentine President Mauricio Macri is taking a historic step and preparing to officially designate Hezbollah as a foreign terrorist organization in Argentina, the first designation of its kind in Latin America.

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Brazil Will Collect More Money Than All Governments Since 1990 if it Privatizes

The privatization of state-owned enterprises in Brazil would produce more money than the combined sum raised by all governments since 1990. The largest country in South America is getting closer every day to realizing the plan proposed by the economic minister to free the market.

According to a study by the Estadao newspaper, the government’s privatization program could generate up to 450 billion Brazilian reals or 119.8 billion USD.

[Interesting. Like what Margaret Thatcher did in the UK.]

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Venezuela Frees Musician Jailed After Blasting Maduro Online

LOS TEQUES, Venezuela (AP) — Karen Palacios’ Yamaha clarinet still rests where she left it atop sheet music of a Mozart concerto that she practiced diligently the night before two strangers dressed in black lured her away in a luxury SUV.

The 25-year-old musician’s captors duped her into believing she was needed for an interview with a victims’ unit at the presidential palace.

Instead, they drove her to Venezuela’s most-notorious military prison, locking her up alongside the socialist government’s top opponents for violating Venezuela’s highly subjective hate law. Her crime: posting a message on social media venting frustration at President Nicolas Maduro’s government over having been cut from the state-funded National Philharmonic, where she had recently debuted as first clarinetist.

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Venezuelan Teen Blinded by Police Rubber Bullets at Protest

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) — A Venezuelan teenager was left blind after police fired over 50 rubber bullets at his face as they dispersed a group of people protesting shortages of cooking gas in the border state of Tachira, his mother and a doctor said on Tuesday.

[Comment: Article dated July 2, 2019.]

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19 Illegals Linked to MS-13 Charged With Multiple Murders, Hacked Man to Death With Machete, Cut His Heart Out in District Where Dem Rep Helps Illegals Avoid ICE

The sanctuary state of California has made no secret about the fact they’re putting illegal aliens before American citizens. The question is, when will legal American citizens in crime-infested districts run by Democrats start fighting back and demand that their elected officials put them first?

Federal authorities on Monday announced charges filed against 22 people linked to the MS-13 transnational gang, most of whom allegedly participated in a series of murders, including several slayings in which victims were hacked to death with machetes in the Angeles National Forest. A 12-count indictment unsealed Monday afternoon alleges that members and associates of the gang murdered seven people over the last two years. The indictment charges gang leaders who allegedly authorized and coordinated the murders. Also charged are gang members who allegedly murdered and attempted to murder rival gang members, those who were perceived to be cooperating with law enforcement, and, in one instance, a homeless man who was temporarily living in a park controlled by the gang.

The indictment focuses on a particularly violent subset of the gang known as the Fulton clique, which operates in the San Fernando Valley and has recently seen an influx of young immigrants from Central America. Under the influence of these young gangsters, younger associates who wanted to become members of MS-13 were “required to kill an MS-13 rival or someone perceived to be adverse to MS-13 to be initiated into MS-13,” according to the indictment.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the indictment outlined one of the killings that occurred on March 6, 2017, when a rival gang member was abducted and driven to a remote portion of the Angeles National Forest, where six people attacked him with a machete.

“The victim was dismembered, and his body parts were thrown into a canyon after one of the defendants allegedly cut the heart out of the victim’s body,” according to federal prosecutors.

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Australia Rejects Call to Open Borders, Soften Illegal Immigration Stand

Australia will not soften its stand against illegal immigrants or refugees seeking asylum and government benefits, a report released on Wednesday shows.

Refugees who have been stopped at Australia’s borders are held in offshore detention centres on Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island.

But rights groups and the left-wing Labor opposition have called on the government to open the doors and let them in, AFP reports.

The Australian Human Rights Commission detailed 31 recommendations it said would improve protections for offshore refugees as well as 30,000 others who arrived in Australia before the start of 2014, including fast-tracking their visa applications.

Canberra has rejected all of the recommendations, documents released by the Commission show. Australia is currently the only country in the world that mandates the strict detention of illegal aliens who are caught after they evade border forces.

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Candace Owens’ Powerful Migrant Detention Center Rant With Video Proof

Candace Owens is shocked by the lavish conditions of ICE facilities holding child detainees in Florida.

She says they are nicer than every public school she has attended.

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Germany: Military-Aged Iraqi Migrant Who Raped and Murdered 14-Year-Old Jewish Girl Sentenced to Life in Prison

Ali Bashar, a 22-year-old Iraqi migrant who raped and murdered 14-year-old Susannah Feldman, has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison by a German court in Wiesbaden.

Although the migrant had taken responsibility for the murder, he continued to claim that the girl had consented to have intercourse with him.

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Italy: Leftists Clash With Riot Police as They Evacuate Illegal Squat in Rome

Migrants and leftists clashed with riot police Monday as authorities in the Italian capital moved to clear a makeshift housing area occupied by 340 people.

The operation to evacuate the squatters living in the former agricultural institute on the Via Cardinal Capranica began in the early hours of Monday morning seeing 150 police officers in riot gear along with armoured vehicles and a helicopter take part, Il Giornale reports.

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Italy: 70-Year-Old Venice Priest Beaten by ‘Baby Gang’ of Migrants

A 70-year-old priest in Venice claims to have been subjected to threats and physical assault from a gang of migrant youths after he confronted their aggressive behaviour.

Don Roberto Trevisol, the parish priest of San Giorgio Martire di Chirignago, wrote about his experiences in a parochial newsletter describing the almost daily occurrences of vandalism in and around the church, Il Giornale reports.

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Migrant NGO Captain Demands Europe Take Over 500,000 Migrants

Migrant transport NGO Captain Carola Rackete has demanded that Europe take in all asylum seekers from Libya, a number believed to be over half a million people.

The Seas Watch captain told German media that she wanted to see Europe take in all of the migrants currently in Libya, according to German tabloid Bild, saying: “We hear of half a million people in the hands of smugglers or in Libyan refugee camps we need to get out.”

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Must See Video: Alpha News Exposes Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tax, Marriage and Immigration Fraud — Could Result in Deportation!

Alpha News from Minnesota released Part I of their Ilhan Omar investigation tiled “The Secrets of Ilhan Omar” on Tuesday.

The shocking video explores the myriad of evidence that a member of Congress Ilhan Omar committed Bigamy, Marriage Fraud, and Tax Fraud.

The video is currently posted on YouTube.

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Pelosi Releases Statement Denouncing President Trump’s New Asylum Law — Demands Open Borders

President Donald Trump on Monday moved to end open asylum protections to most Central American migrants traveling to the United States. Congress won’t act so President Trump did.

The new rule, published in the Federal Register, will force asylum seekers to apply in first country they enter instead of the US.

They will have to be rejected by their first country before they can apply in the United States. The rule also applies to children who have crossed the border alone.

As expected Democrats are outraged at President Trump’s latest attempt to enforce federal law.

Democrats want their open borders.

It doesn’t matter to Democrats that 90% of asylum cases are denied and fraudulent.

Nancy Pelosi released this statement following the president’s announcement.

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Poll: Clear Majority of Mexicans Say Migrants Should be Deported Back to Their Home Countries

A new poll conducted by the Washington Post found that the clear majority of Mexicans think migrants should be deported back to their home countries.

The survey, which was conducted in partnership with Mexico’s Reforma newspaper, found that Mexicans are “deeply frustrated” with immigrants traveling through their country from Central America.

6 in 10 Mexicans say migrants are a burden on their country taking jobs that should belong to citizens, the poll found.

55 per cent of Mexicans also support deporting migrants who go through Mexico to the United States, compared to just 7 per cent who want to give them residency in Mexico.

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Somali Refugees Take Over Affluent Neighborhood and Unleash Disgusting Sharia Hell on American Women

Earlier last year, in the neighborhood of Lake Calhoun which is a predominantly upscale area in Minneapolis, a mob of 30 Somali Muslim men congregated in a large group and proceeded to go through this neighborhood and threatened to rape women and kill non-believers of Islam and anyone else they felt like inflicting violence on.

One woman, who was threatened with rape and murder was so scared when she was interviewed by the local news that her voice and appearance had to be disguised. She told the KSTP news reporter, “We couldn’t get him out. We didn’t know what to do. They were screaming at the house that they were going to kidnap me, and we’re going to rape you. It was just a very traumatizing experience.”

While these threats were being made, there were other Somali terrorists driving their cars onto sidewalks and shooting fireworks at people. Yet the leftists want Americans to accept this as cultural diversity…

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Switzerland: Migrant Youth Broke Teacher’s Jaw Because She Asked the ‘Wrong’ Question

A 14-year-old Syrian migrant seriously assaulted his Swiss female teacher because she asked him the “wrong” questions, Free West Media reports.

The incident, which took place in the picturesque municipality of Möriken-Wildegg in Switzerland, has caused shock in the country.

Reportedly the secondary-school student broke the jaw of a teacher by punching her repeatedly with his fist.

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Tom Fitton: The Left Has Gone Off the Deep End on Illegal Immigration!

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” to discuss illegal immigration and the ongoing border crisis.

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UK: Johnson Refuses to Commit to Lowering Immigration

Tory Party leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson refused to commit to lowering net migration to a post-Brexit Britain.

In the final leadership debate between Mr Johnson and foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, the Leave campaigner said he was not “going to get into a numbers game” when asked about reducing immigration, in comments reported by The Telegraph.

“What I think we will have is control, which is what the people voted for and it’s high time we got it,” Mr Johnson said during the debate hosted by The Sun and talkRADIO.

That would appear to contradict comments Mr Johnson made on The Andrew Marr Show on June 5th, 2016, ahead of the EU membership referendum, in response to the BBC journalist asking him whether he wanted to see “immigration come down in this country”.

In response, the Vote Leave figure referenced the often-cited Tory government pledge to bring immigration down to the “tens of thousands”, and responded: “Yes, I do.”

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UK: Sudanese ‘Asylum Seeker’ Found Guilty of Trying to Kill Cyclists and Police Outside of the Palace of Westminster

Salih Khater, a 30-year-old Sudanese national who had been granted asylum and British citizenship in 2010, has been found guilty of two charges of attempted murder.

Last fall, Khater used his Ford Fiesta car to try and run over cyclists, pedestrians, and police officers outside the Houses of Parliament. Luckily, before he could kill anyone, the Sudanese man smashed into a security barrier as two uniformed police officers dove out of the way.

A jury at the Old Bailey, in London, came to a verdict following a trial in which the prosecution asserted that Khater had aimed to “kill as many people as possible” in a “premeditated and deliberate attack”.

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UT Austin to Give Free Tuition to Low-Income Students… And Illegal Immigrants

The University of Texas at Austin is giving out free tuition, but only to students whose families make less than or equal to $65,000, including non-citizens and illegal immigrants. Other students are eligible for some financial help, but not complete coverage.

In early July, UT Austin announced the program, which will begin in 2020 and is referred to by the university as an “investment in the future for students.”

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“Hate Speech”: Facebook Deletes Post Quoting Peaceful Catholic Theologian

Bible passages to be banned next?

Facebook banned a peace-loving quote by St. Augustine of Hippo, a Catholic theologian and philosopher, saying it was “hate speech”.

Yes, really.

Dominic Bettinelli wanted to run a test because two of his priest friends had been punished for posting the quote, only for him to also receive a message that he had violated Facebook’s “Community Standards on hate speech”.

The full quote reads as follows;

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95 Dems Vote in Favor of Trump Impeachment Over ‘Racism’ — Rep Al Green’s Resolution Defeated

For months and months liberal Democratic Rep. Al Green has called for President Trump’s impeachment.

To this day Green still wants President Trump impeached, he will find the crime later.

On Wednesday Al Green tweeted that it is time to remove President Trump due to “racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia…”

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

Is Trump’s Pandering to the LGBTQ Crowd a Political Ploy?

President Trump knows better than to pander to the LGBTQ crowd, but listening to advisers, he has chosen to throw the homosexual lobby a bone, not realizing they will never be satisfied. They are not interested in a “bone”; they want to chomp on the hand that threw it. Anyone with his ear to the ground, his eye on the ball, and half his brain tied behind his back knows that the LGBTQ crowd consists primarily of national bullies, brutes, and bigots. Trump will never be able to satisfy that crowd since they will be satisfied only when the debate is shut down, and no one has the courage or opportunity or legal right to question them about their unhealthy, unnatural, and unwise practices.

Yet, in light of the above facts, President Trump, surely with fingers crossed and his tongue placed firmly in cheek, declared, “As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions that LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation. My Administration has launched a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality and invites all nations to join us in this effort!”

Therefore, we now have national acceptance of perversion as well as popular support, and “people of goodwill” are attempting to make perversion universally accepted!

Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen in their 1989 book, After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the ‘90s, gave specific instructions how homosexuality could be mainstreamed. “Gays must be cast as victims in need of protection.” Even if they are not the victim, they should pretend to be the victim. They were told to keep talking about “gayness” and make themselves look good and critics very bad. Stupid people have complied, and a sea change has taken place. Wrong is now right, bad is now good, and corrupt is now correct.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘Social Justice’ And Identity Politics Leader Named Planned Parenthood Acting President

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) named Alexis McGill Johnson, a former chair of the organization’s board of directors, as its acting president…

McGill Johnson, who holds degrees from Princeton and Yale Universities and has taught political science, is also co-founder and former co-director of the Perception Institute, a consortium of researchers and strategists. Cunningham and Rosenthal state the group translates “cutting edge mind science research on race, gender, ethnic, and other identities into solutions that reduce bias and discrimination, and promote belonging.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Video: Humanity is Creating Its Own AI Overlords

Just because we can do something doesn’t mean we should.

That is an expression I often quote in reference to various things people are doing and creating. When I hear about new AI capabilities and developments, it comes to mind.

Artificial Intelligence is developing at breakneck speed. While many technological advances benefit humanity, there are plenty of others that may have devastating outcomes.

Will AI eventually take over the world?

How long until artificial intelligence makes humans redundant? That’s a chilling prospect to ponder. Robots are already taking jobs.

Even more horrifying, though, is the very real possibility that artificial intelligence will fully infiltrate every aspect of our lives and eventually take control of the world.

The thought of losing what freedom we have left to robot overlords is terrifying, especially considering that AI has no sense of humor and is willing to kill over a joke and that robots already can hate without human input.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Woman Designs Chair to Prevent “Manspreading”

A British woman has been awarded for designing a chair that prevents “manspreading” by forcing men to sit as if they don’t have any balls.

I’m not even joking.

“Manspreading,” otherwise known as ‘having a pair of testicles’ — is where men sit with their legs spread apart on public transport.

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

The United Nations Agendas: A Totalitarian Map

If you connected all the dots to the various United Nations (U.N.) Agendas, would you create a map of mass regionalization and an eventual Totalitarian State?

Let us count the ways.

Agenda 21: Global Regional Plans Implemented Locally

According to the author of Behind the Green Mask, Rosa Koire says that “U.N. Agenda 21 is an agenda for the 21st century. It is an inventory and control plan; inventory of all land, water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all food, all energy, all information, and all human beings in the world.” It’s about moving populations into concentrated city centers and clearing them out of rural areas under “Smart Growth.” Under the guise of “Sustainability,” Agenda 21 is the hijacking of the environmental movement.

Agenda 21 is a top-down hierarchy, moving away from current government structure based on elected positions in Federal-State-County-City, to a global-regional-neighborhood structure without elections. Currently hundreds of millions of federal dollars are going to cities to create regional plans to give over control of land, and land use, to corporations. For instance, the federal government gave the Telecom Industry new powers to sidestep over the public right-of-way for the rollout of 5G technology by removing regulatory barriers that might prevent infrastructure.

In an order last year by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), If Verizon wants to build a 5G network in a city, the local government is limited in how much it can charge in application fees, and is pushed to approve permits quickly. These rules also mean cities are limited in how they can respond to residents who are upset about equipment going up near them. Many local leaders have spoken out against the FCC’s rules, dozens of whom have banded together to file a lawsuit to overturn it, which has advanced to the Tenth Circuit…

Sustainable Development Agenda

U.N. Sustainable Development Agenda seeks to redistribute wealth away from the middle class to lower the standard of living and, at the same time, reduce the population. The 17 sustainable development goals include goal #2: End hunger through the control of all food production. See my article on how the U.N. seeks to feed the world with crickets.

Sustainability is fomented through a crisis, artificial scarcity, and forced conservation known as rationing. It is the excuse to partner science with religion to combat Climate Change, as the Pope described in his June 2015 encyclical. Climate Change legislation in California is tied directly to international influences of U.N. Agendas 21 and 2030 for Sustainable Development. Yet, impacts from the government’s cloud seeding and geo-engineering programs continue unabated. Smart Cities will design growth patterns, redesign cities, and herd people into stackable housing through behavior modification, zoning and land use controls, and tax on toll roads.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

23 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/17/2019

  1. That “capitan” Carola is insane, somebody have to shut Her up , what a stupid, spoiled idiot, no words for people like Her , to destroy Europe and how dangerous is for generations to come , this people in Libya have to go back home , it’s no place in Europe, Europe is full , I’m speechless for that girl..

  2. Carola Rackete, the captain of the migrant-rescue ship Sea-Watch 3, insists that the European Union must accept all the migrants who have gathered in Libya awaiting passage to Europe. It is estimated that half a million migrants are currently assembled in Libyan camps.

    Who died and crowned this wuckfit empress of the EU? Yeesh! Somebody please wake me up when this shameless attention whore has finished polishing her halo.

  3. Peter Thiel Warns: “Woke Anti-American” Google Employees Prefer Communist Chinese Over U.S.

    Would this be the right time to point out how Google has just identified a pool of new recruits for their Beijing office?

    PS: Ten year contracts … minimum.

    • I’m all for it.

      Saudi Arabia, too. It’s time for them to take some refugees. (Other than the ONE they already took, being Idi Amin…)

      • Other than the ONE they already took, being Idi Amin…

        Ah, yes. As the self-titled, “His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular” was known to say:

        “Some of my best friends are hors d’oeuvres.”

    • Why should China do this? The “Arab Spring” (read Muslim Spring) was inspired, promoted, helped by weapons, logistics by the administration of a guy named Barak Hussein, with a nice little old lady (Killary) by his side. Not by Xi Jinping. And in Syria the fangs of the Mohameddan viper were broken by… OK you guess it.

  4. “Tory MP Dominic Grieve has said that the Conservative Party’s grassroots had undergone a “Talibanisation” over Brexit, and claimed that Boris Johnson had “radicalised” over the Irish border issue.”

    I remember Dominic Grieve when he was a Councillor on the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. He gave the impression he was sleepwalking most of the time.

    His nickname came from Monty Python’s Life of Brian – Biggus Dickus.

    • I read that but do not understand why No. Cali feds are the investigating authority when Gaetz is a Florida Congressman? Seems as if there ought to be a closer to home investigator.

      • The person making the death threat made it from his Cali home. The left coast has officially said they do not have to follow the law of the land called America be it local police handing over illegal aliens in its jails to ICE or punishing people who make death threats against elected officials if the elected official belong to a party that starts with the letter “R”.

  5. “A French judge ruled the Muslim killer Kobili Traoré was not responsible for his crime because he was high on pot at the time.” – Incredible. Self-Intoxication (be it with alcohol or whatever) used to be an aggravating circumstance.

    • Maybe an angry mob can deliver some rough justice to that waste of French taxpayer funds while simultaneously puffing some phat spliff and chanting about allah’s snackbar; of course they could also claim that they weren’t responsible for their actions since they were intoxicated.

    • I’m sure that this is a political decision.

      Let the murderer off, avoid a riot TODAY.

      The coward’s way.

      But wait until tomorrow. Then it won’t be just Jews that are getting murdered.

      France, will America save you again THIS time?

  6. Two warning shots across Captain Crunch’s bow, and then, bording, removal of all passeners (with swift return to foreign port of origin), followed by sinking of vessel and charging of Captain Crunch with human trafficking and a bunch of violitions of international and maritime law.

    • Just dump her in Morrocco after sinking the invader vessel; I hear the local men there have a thing for dumb european women.

      • A perfectly good idea.

        Indeed, it would be a perfectly good “finish” to any Social Justice university degree. “A Semester Abroad in Sunny Morocco Taking in Local Culture”.

  7. On the Sea Watch 3 and Rackete story….from this morning’s German news, a conference wrapped up in Helsinki where the EU wanted to get some distribution plan of migrants signed off. The results? Zero. German journalists have tried to blame this only on Italy and Malta, but it’s obvious that a number of EU members asked a lot of questions where there were no answers.

    It appears that Italy will progress up a step or two on denying port access, and accepting more migrant ‘rescue’ folks, but the EU has no real way to handle this….other than talking about it constantly. From last week, there’s a story or two that indicates Italy is meeting with Libya and Tunisia….to help fund coast guard efforts, and maybe get them enthusiastic to ‘rescue’ the rubber-raft people…..dragging them back to the North Africa coastline. If this were to occur (requiring Italy to finance both countries) then the smuggling racket would fall apart in just a few months. No one would agree to pay a $1000 for seat….to be dragged out, then rescued and brought back to Africa.

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