Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/18/2019

Three men who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State were convicted of murder and sentenced to death by a Moroccan court for killing two female Scandinavian hikers last year. The men had recorded the murders and posted the video on social media.

In other news, an angry man used an accelerant (some reports say gasoline) to set fire to an anime studio in Japan, killing 33 people and wounding dozens more. His motive is unknown.

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Financial Crisis
» Chicago’s Lightfoot Demands State-Taxpayer Bailout, Then Offers Ctu a 5-Year Contract, 14% Raise
 
USA
» “It’s Going to be Staggering”: Epstein Associates Prepare for Worst as Massive Document Dump Imminent
» CIA Pushes for Expansion of Secrecy Laws to Shut Down Public Criticism
» Dem Activist Asks Beto: “Who Are You? I Don’t Know Who You Are”
» Google Exec Says InfoWars & Alex Jones Will Soon be Unsearchable on YouTube
» Here We Go Again: Both Parties Same at Top
» House Democrat Says Trump ‘Politically Brilliant’ For Targeting ‘The Squad’
» Internet Research Psychologist: Google Search Results Can Sway US Elections by Millions of Voters by Pushing Fake News for the Left
» Just in: Federal Judge Denies Jeffrey Epstein Bail — Cites Flight Risk, Danger to Public
» Nolte: Left-Wing Netflix Lost 130,000 American Subscribers Last Quarter
» Omar Stops Traffic in Busy Street to Slam Trump & His Supporters
» Poll: One Third of Dems Says Any Criticism of Politicians of Color is Racist
» Portland Considers Anti-Face Mask Law Responding to Antifa Violence
» Rebel Media Reporter Brings Jumbotron Truck Featuring ‘The Squad’ Refusing to Denounce Antifa to DNC HQ (Videos)
» She’s Toast: Latest Report by David Steinberg Describes Ilhan Omar’s 8 Instances of Perjury — Could Face 40 Years in Prison or Deportation
» Top Scientist Reveals How Google and Facebook Are Going to Steal the 2020 Election
» Trump Disavows ‘Send Her Back’ Chant at Rally: ‘I Was Not Happy With it’
» Why Trump Supporters Should Love Ilhan Omar
» Widespread, Dangerous Heat Expected to Roast 200 Million Americans
» Wikipedia Editors Protect Antifa by Censoring Andy NGO Assault, ICE Attack
 
Europe and the EU
» Belgian Politicians Insist US Secret Nukes Should be Out as Report on NATO Disclosed Their Location
» Dangerous “Swedes” Wanted for Kidnapping and Torture Arrested by Spanish Police in Malaga
» England: Knife Crime Hits New Record High
» EU Looking to Regulate Everything Online, And to Make Sites Proactively Remove Material
» Facebook Removes Norwegian Top Politician’s Post About Tommy Robinson
» Farage Says May ‘Openly Lied’ To UK After Eurocrat Reveals PM Never Threatened No Deal
» German Newspaper Suggests People ‘Shut Up’ And Stop Discussing Merkel’s Health
» Norwegian MP Says Facebook ‘Censored’ His Post on Asylum for Tommy Robinson
» Study: French Military and Civil Security Forces Increasingly Support National Populist Marine Le Pen
» Sweden: Stockholm Attack Migrant Terrorist Complains About Poor Food in Prison
» Swedish ‘Climate Prophet’ Greta Thunberg Irks Brits by Claiming UK Does ‘More Harm Than Good’
» UK: Boris Johnson’s New Plan Would Sideline Parliament and Guarantee a ‘No Deal’ Brexit
» UK: Boris: ‘Something About Islam’ Kept Muslims ‘Centuries Behind’, ‘Muslim Grievance’ Behind Most Conflict
» UK: BBC Plans to Send ‘Outreach’ Officers to Tell Elderly to Pay TV Tax
» UK: Brother of the Suicide Bomber Behind the Manchester Arena Attacks Arrested for Murder
» UK: Boris Johnson Says Muslim World “Literally Centuries Behind” The West Due to Islam
» UK: Salih Khater Convicted of Attempted Murder in Westminster Attack
» UK: Unelected Lords Pass Amendment to Stop No Deal Brexit
 
North Africa
» ISIS Supporters Who Beheaded Scandinavian Hikers in Morocco Sentenced to Death
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Omar Introduces Resolution Defending Boycott of Israel, Likens it to Boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union
 
Middle East
» US Navy Shoots Down Iranian Drone Over Strait of Hormuz; Iran Denies
 
Far East
» China Gives Children 17,000 Smart Watches to Track Their Locations
» No Evidence Aliens Have Visited Earth — Japanese Astronomers
» Shock Daylight Arson Attack on Japanese Anime Studio Leaves 33 Dead
 
Australia — Pacific
» ‘Greedy’ Centrelink Fraudster, 62, Cries in Court as She Admits Teaching Bludgers How to Scam $137,000 and Blames it All on Her Abusive Husband — Even Though She Carried on Cheating Taxpayers After He Died
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Journalist Travels to Ilhan Omar’s Homeland to Prove Somalia is Beautiful, Gets Killed by Terrorists
» WHO Declares Deadly Ebola Outbreak in Congo a “Global Health Emergency” As Immigrants From Congo Pour Across Our Border
 
Latin America
» Brazil: Shock Video: Unhinged Woman Violently Pushes Catholic Priest Off Stage in Sneak Attack During Mass in Front of 50,000
» New Frog Species Discovered
 
Immigration
» Germany: Feminist Magazine Admits Migrants Behind Most Pool Sex Assaults
» Illegal Alien Teen Released Into U.S. Charged With Raping 7-Year-Old Girl
» Italian Priest in His 70s Beaten by a Gang of Migrant Youths in Venice
» Italy: Nigerian Mafia Clan Busted
» Libyan Migrant Convicted for Masturbating on Swedish Train, Blames Wounded Penis
» Pittsburgh: Syrian Refugee Indicted on Charges He Plotted to Bomb Church
» Salvini Resists Globalist Migrant Ship Proposals at Emergency Talks in Helsinki
» The Latest: Greece: 10 Arrested Over Migrants Medical Fraud
» Time Magazine Calls for Migration Brainwashing Courses in Schools
» Watch: Police Thwart Rush Against Danish Politician in Migrant Neighborhood
 
Culture Wars
» Colorado State University: Avoid Using the Word “America” Because it’s Not Inclusive
» Democrats Declare Anyone Who Loves America Racist
» ‘Gendered’ Terms Like “Manhole”, “Policemen”, & “Chairmen” To be Banned in Berkeley, CA
» Judge Upholds David Daleiden’s 1st Amendment Right to Expose Planned Parenthood Aborted Baby Part Sales
» Killing Words: “Gendered Language” To be Banned in Berkeley, CA
» One Third of Dems Says Any Criticism of Politicians of Color is Racist
» SJW Attacks on America’s Culture, A Prelude to Communist Revolution
» Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs Chick-Fil-a Law to Protect ‘Religious Liberty’
» UK: Politician Pushing ‘Gender Neutral’ Toilets Charged With Child Sex Crimes
» UK: Woman Designs Chair to Prevent “Manspreading”
 

Chicago’s Lightfoot Demands State-Taxpayer Bailout, Then Offers Ctu a 5-Year Contract, 14% Raise

Authored by Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner via WirePoints.org

You have to wonder whether Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot really thought she could get away with it.

Just three weeks ago, she was demanding a state taxpayer bailout of her city’s nearly bankrupt pension funds. The problem was so big, she said, she’d risk her “re-election” over it. Eventually, Gov. J.B. Pritzker denied her bailout request for obvious reasons — the state is just one notch from a junk rating.

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

“It’s Going to be Staggering”: Epstein Associates Prepare for Worst as Massive Document Dump Imminent

As the Jeffrey Epstein case continues to unfold, a laundry list of celebrities, business magnates and socialites who have flown anywhere near the registered sex offender’s orbit are now tainted with pedo-polonium. Many of them, such as Bill Clinton, Ehud Barak, and Victoria’s Secret boss Les Wexner have sought to distance themselves from Epstein and his activities — however their attempts have fallen on deaf ears considering their extensive ties to the pedophile.

As Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman notes, “The questions about Epstein are metastasizing much faster than they can be answered: Who knew what about Epstein’s alleged abuse? How, and from whom, did Epstein get his supposed $500 million fortune? Why did Acosta grant Epstein an outrageously lenient non-prosecution agreement? (And what does it mean that Acosta was reportedly told Epstein ‘belonged to intelligence’?)”

Also illuminating is a statement by attorney Brad Edwards, who said during a Wednesday press conference seated next to Epstein accuser Courtney Wild that “There were other business associates of Mr. Epstein’s who engaged in improper sexual misconduct at one or more of his homes. We do know that,” adding “In due time the names are going to start coming out.”

What’s more, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will release of approximately 2,000 pages of documents, likely over the next several days, which may reveal sex crimes committed by “numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister, and other world leaders,” according to the court’s three-judge panel.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

CIA Pushes for Expansion of Secrecy Laws to Shut Down Public Criticism

When the CIA and other agencies in the United States government pushed for the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (IIPA) in 1981, it was crafted to exclude “covert agents” who resided in the U.S.

There was consideration by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of how the legislation might “chill or stifle public criticism of intelligence activities or public debate concerning intelligence policy.”

More than three decades later, the CIA is apparently unsatisfied with the protections the bill granted covert agents.

Adam Schiff: Tool of the establishment.

It has enlisted a select group of senators and representatives to help expand the universe of individuals who are protected, making members of the press who cover intelligence matters more vulnerable to prosecution.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Dem Activist Asks Beto: “Who Are You? I Don’t Know Who You Are”

Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, who was once riding high on a contrived media fanfare selling him as the white Obama, is now polling at 0.0 percent in New Hampshire.

Also, some of his own potential voters have absolutely no idea who he is or what he stands for.

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

Google Exec Says InfoWars & Alex Jones Will Soon be Unsearchable on YouTube

Sen. Blumenthal had demanded to know why tech giant hasn’t censored 100% of videos related to Jones

A Google executive claimed that Alex Jones and Infowars would soon be completely eradicated from its video platform YouTube.

Speaking during a Senate hearing on Tuesday over its censorship practices, Google’s VP for Government Affairs & Public Policy Karan Bhatia assured known Alex Jones-hater Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) that the company was doing everything in its power to remove all content related to the Infowars host after the senator invoked Sandy Hook.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Here We Go Again: Both Parties Same at Top

Here we go again, for the umpteenth time. Both parties same at the top. Tax-funded school choice/charters (necessary for implementation lifelong Soviet polytechnical workforce training agenda) and other planks of the Communist Party have been promoted by U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Republican and Democrat Parties since USA joined communist United Nations in 1945:

DDD pages 34-35:

UNITED NATIONS CHARTER BECAME EFFECTIVE ON OCTOBER 24, 1945.Playing an important role in the creation of the United Nations was the United States Chamber of Commerce. In 1999 when parents find their local Chamber of Commerce deeply involved in the highly controversial, socialist/fascist, dumbing-down workforce training-necessary for a planned, global economy-the fact that the U.S. Chamber was a prime mover in establishing the United Nations should not be forgotten. The following information is excerpted from an important research paper by Erica Carle entitled “The Chamber of Commerce: Its Power and Goals” (December, 1983):

Two slogans were popularized in order to gain backing for Chamber leadership: “World peace through world trade” and “More business in government and less government in business.”

The Chamber sought to commercialize the world under its own direction. To do this it needed to find ways to affect and bypass operating policies of various states and nations.

To change national policies, and even laws, required popular support and collective action. A new type of blanket organization was needed, one that could blanket not only governments, but professions, unions, educational institutions, farms, industries, sciences, religions and even families. An organization was sought which could bring about the cooperation and commercialization of all of these. A strong controllable international blanket organization was needed.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

House Democrat Says Trump ‘Politically Brilliant’ For Targeting ‘The Squad’

In the midst of intra-party fighting among Democrats, President Trump jumped in to bash “the Squad” for their anti-American rhetoric.

Some immediately thought the president had blundered, but in reality he succeeded in forcing the entire party to defend its most extreme members — Reps. Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan or Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.

“The President won this one,” one Democratic lawmaker in the House told CNN. “What the President has done is politically brilliant. Pelosi was trying to marginalize these folks, and the President has now identified the entire party with them.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Internet Research Psychologist: Google Search Results Can Sway US Elections by Millions of Voters by Pushing Fake News for the Left

Dr. Robert Epstein was in front of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution on Tuesday. His analysis of the impact of Google on US elections is frightening.

Dr. Epstein discussed Google’s real threat to democracy. Something we have been saying at the Gateway Pundit for years —

Dr. Epstein is a Democrat yet he shared his observations knowing the impact on the US.

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

Just in: Federal Judge Denies Jeffrey Epstein Bail — Cites Flight Risk, Danger to Public

A federal judge on Thursday denied bail to wealthy sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein who sought to be released from custody on a $100 million bond.

Epstein’s lawyers asked that he be kept in his $77 million Manhattan mansion with an electronic trafficking device as he awaited his trial.

Epstein was arrested two weeks ago and indicted on one count of conspiring to commit sex trafficking.

Judge Richard Berman, a Clinton appointee said on Thursday that Epstein is a flight risk and a potential danger to the public so he denied him bail.

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

Nolte: Left-Wing Netflix Lost 130,000 American Subscribers Last Quarter

Netflix suffered a net loss of 130,000 American subscribers during the second quarter of the year, and this is not at all surprising.

I’m a Netflix fan going back to the earliest days of the company’s streaming service. Back then it was a great service at a great price.

Today?

Not so much.

For a whole $12.99 a month there is certainly a ton of content to choose from on Netflix, but most of it is crap and too much of it is political. As I browse the menus, be it documentaries, comedy specials, sitcoms, or dramas, I get the sense Netflix doesn’t like me very much. In fact, I feel an abiding sense of hostility towards all white, male, Christian Trump supporters.

So much Netflix programming is “woke” and therefore no fun whatsoever — it’s just pious and scolding as opposed to entertaining.

[Comment: Get woke, go broke.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Omar Stops Traffic in Busy Street to Slam Trump & His Supporters

Dem Congresswoman shuts down two lanes, says it’s not about her

Omar shut down at least two lanes of traffic to deliver her impromptu conference outside the capitol on Independence Avenue.

“I am not [scared for my safety]. What I’m scared for is the safety for people who share my identity,” said Omar Thursday. “This is not about me. This is about fighting for what this country should be and what it deserves to be.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Poll: One Third of Dems Says Any Criticism of Politicians of Color is Racist

A new Rasmussen poll has found that one third of Democrats think it’s racist for a white person to criticize a politician of color. Period.

32 per cent of Democrats believe this no matter what the circumstance, according to the poll.

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

Portland Considers Anti-Face Mask Law Responding to Antifa Violence

Officials in Portland, Oregon, are considering a ban on the wearing of masks during protest events, in response to the violent clash that took place in the city between Antifa and right-wing groups.

Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw called for anti-mask regulations following the assault of conservative journalist Andy Ngo by Antifa protesters on June 29, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

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

Rebel Media Reporter Brings Jumbotron Truck Featuring ‘The Squad’ Refusing to Denounce Antifa to DNC HQ (Videos)

Rebel Media reporter Keean Bexte brought a “No Hate” jumbotron truck playing videos of “The Squad” to the Democratic National Committee headquarters in DC, urging all politicians to condemn Antifa and terrorism. The Democrats were not too pleased with the truck playing videos of their politicians and attempted to kick Bexte off the sidewalk by their building.

Bexte has been confronting lawmakers on Capitol Hill and asking them to condemn the attacks, which all of the freshmen far-left congresswomen have refused to do.

The truck, which will be driving around DC all day on Thursday, featured him grilling Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley — and their refusal to condemn last week’s attack on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Tacoma, Washington, by an armed Antifa activist. The attacker used the same wording as “The Squad” of freshmen lawmakers, including calling the facility a “concentration camp.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

She’s Toast: Latest Report by David Steinberg Describes Ilhan Omar’s 8 Instances of Perjury — Could Face 40 Years in Prison or Deportation

David Steinberg released his latest report on controversial Rep. Ilhan Omar on Thursday at PowerLineblog.com.

According to Steinberg there is credible evidence that Ilhan Omar and her family changed their name to illegally enter the United States back in 1995.

And since that time Ilhan Omar as an adult continued to defy US law. According to Steinberg Rep. Omar committed at least eight instances of perjury going back to 2009. The charges could carry up to 40 years of prison time or deportation.

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

Top Scientist Reveals How Google and Facebook Are Going to Steal the 2020 Election

America cannot allow this to happen

During the July 16, 2019, Senate hearing on Google and censorship, former editor of Psychology Today, Dr. Robert Epstein exposed Google’s role in America’s elections.

In an exchange with Senator Ted Cruz, Dr. Epstein lays out the facts about Big Tech’s shocking manipulation of the American electoral system.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Disavows ‘Send Her Back’ Chant at Rally: ‘I Was Not Happy With it’

President Trump on Thursday disavowed the “send her back” chant that occurred during his raucous rally the night before, saying he was “not happy with it.”

After Trump mentioned Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar — who came to the United States as a child and became an American citizen at age 12 — the crowd at the North Carolina rally chanted “SEND HER BACK! SEND HER BACK!”

“I was not happy with it. I disagree with it,” Trump told to reporters at the White House on Thursday.

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

Why Trump Supporters Should Love Ilhan Omar

Forget “send her back,” Trump supporters should love Ilhan Omar.

She has a favorability rating of just 9% amongst swing Democrat voters.

By making Omar the face of the Dems, Trump is pulling off a political masterstroke.

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

Widespread, Dangerous Heat Expected to Roast 200 Million Americans

About 200 million Americans in the eastern two-thirds of the country will be trapped in a monsterous heat dome that will send tempatures over 100°F into the weekend, and with humidity factored in, the real feel could be a scorcher: 110°F, reported AccuWeather.

From the Rockies through Central Plains and Midwest, to the Southeast and up across the Northeast, very hot and humid conditions will start on Thursday and last through the weekend.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Wikipedia Editors Protect Antifa by Censoring Andy NGO Assault, ICE Attack

Following the Antifa assault on Quillette journalist Andy Ngo in Portland and the terrorist attack on a Tacoma ICE facility, Wikipedia editors added these incidents to the Wikipedia page on Antifa, but left-wing editors removed them in just the latest case of Wikipedia editors protecting Antifa. Several editors, including an open Antifa supporter, subsequently made mocking comments about Ngo and one praised the attack on ICE.

Another violent incident reported in Newsweek last year was removed with some questioning Newsweek’s reliability. Wikipedia editors have also sought to remove mention of the FBI categorizing Antifa as engaged in terrorist activity. Some administrators, who hold more power on the site that editors, have intervened in the dispute to sanction Antifa critics.

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

Belgian Politicians Insist US Secret Nukes Should be Out as Report on NATO Disclosed Their Location

In a report detailing NATO’s deterrence policy, a Canadian senator for the Defence and Security Committee of the alliance’s Parliamentary Assembly accidentally revealed several sites the US uses to store its weapons of mass destruction in Europe. The list includes bases in Turkey, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

Belgium’s green and socialist parties, Groen and the sp.a, have urged the country’s authorities to discuss the removal of the US nuclear warheads, disclosed as being stored at the Kleine-Brogel Air Base just 90 kilometres from Brussels. The parties’ representatives pledged to raise the issue during a defence parliamentary committee on 17 July although a defence ministry spokesperson has said that “we cannot and should not speak about” the warheads, stored in Belgium, as The Brussels Times report.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Dangerous “Swedes” Wanted for Kidnapping and Torture Arrested by Spanish Police in Malaga

Two of Sweden’s “most wanted” have been arrested in a shopping centre in Malaga, Andalusia, Southern Spain.

The brothers, aged 35 and 37, were apprehended on Sunday at around 2pm in a complex next to Malaga train station.

The pair reportedly have outstanding European arrest warrants for kidnapping and torture charges.

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

England: Knife Crime Hits New Record High

Knife crime has hit a new record high in England and Wales, rising 8% on the previous year new figures show.

“The figures for police-recorded crime revealed there were 43,516 police-recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument, which is the highest since comparable records began in 2011,” reports Sky News.

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

EU Looking to Regulate Everything Online, And to Make Sites Proactively Remove Material

One of the reasons that Techdirt and many others fought so hard against the worst ideas of the EU Copyright Directive is that it was clearly the thin end of the wedge. If things like upload filters and the imposition of intermediary liability become widely implemented as the result of legal requirements in the field of copyright, it would only be a matter of time before they were extended to other domains. Netzpolitik has obtained a seven-page European Commission paper sketching ideas for a new EU Digital Services Act (pdf) that suggests doing exactly that. The Act’s reach is extremely wide:

The scope would cover all digital services, and in particular online platforms. This means the clarification would address all services across the internet stack from mere conduits such as ISPs to cloud hosting services; while a special emphasis in the assessment would be dedicated to updated rules for online platforms such as social media, search engines, or collaborative economy services, as well as for online advertising services.

A core aim is to replace the e-Commerce Directive, passed in 2000. This is presented as “outdated”, but the suggestions in the paper are clearly a continuation of attacks on the fundamental principles underlying the open Internet that began with the Copyright Directive.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Facebook Removes Norwegian Top Politician’s Post About Tommy Robinson

“It’s deeply, deeply problematic”, says Per-Willy Amundsen, former Justice Minister in Norway. His Facebook status about Tommy Robinson has also been censored.

“Tommy should be granted asylum in Norway, since the United Kingdom has betrayed freedom of speech. He is politically persued”, top politician Per-Willy Amundsen, posted about the British activist on 11 July.

Amundsen then added: “This will definitely be a post that Facebook will erase.”

And the social media giant did.

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

Farage Says May ‘Openly Lied’ To UK After Eurocrat Reveals PM Never Threatened No Deal

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has said that Prime Minister Theresa May never told him that Britain would consider leaving the EU without a deal.

Mr Barnier told the BBC’s Panorama programme that neither Mrs May nor any of her ministers ever mentioned that the United Kingdom might reject the withdrawal treaty and may leave without a deal.

“No, I never listened [sic] to such a sentence. Never,” the bureaucrat revealed, and when pressed repeated twice, “never”.

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

German Newspaper Suggests People ‘Shut Up’ And Stop Discussing Merkel’s Health

The German chancellor’s visible tremors, which have been spotted on at least three occasions during her recent public appearances, have become a point of concern for some politicians and citizens questioning her ability to lead the government; however, 60% of the country’s population believes that Merkel’s health is her own private matter.

Margarete Stokowski, a columnist for Germany’s Spiegel newspaper, has published an article harshly condemning the ongoing public discussions on social networks and in the media about alleged health issues that may have been behind Chancellor Angela’s Merkel’s recent “shaking episodes”. The columnist suggested that instead of discussing the issue, people, including journalists, doctors, and politicians, should “shut up” and be satisfied with Merkel’s own response to the matter.

[Comment: “Shut up! There is nothing wrong with our Kuru Leader!…Oops, that’s Dear Leader.”]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Norwegian MP Says Facebook ‘Censored’ His Post on Asylum for Tommy Robinson

Last week, former Justice Minister Amundsen called on Norway to grant Robinson, jailed for nine months, political asylum. Amundsen also accused Facebook of having a “left-wing bias” and muting Robinson’s supporters. “Will they censor a Norwegian MP?” Amundsen asked.

Apparently, this is exactly what happened, as Amundsen has claimed he was censored by the social media giant.

“Friday I was called by Facebook and warned: If I don’t delete my post about Tommy Robinson, they would censor it. Similarly, they also contacted the Prime Minister’s office (!) And the Progress Party administration”, Amundsen wrote.

According to Amundsen, this is in effect an attack on free speech.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Study: French Military and Civil Security Forces Increasingly Support National Populist Marine Le Pen

A newly released study of the electoral preferences of members of the French military and the gendarmes has demonstrated an increasing tendency to support national populist Marine Le Pen and her Rassemblement National (RN) or National Rally party.

An Ifop study which was conducted for the Jean Jaure’s Foundation, examined communes with large numbers of soldiers living there compared to the average population and discovered that some, like Mailly-le-Camp, saw 50.4 percent voting for National Rally in this year’s European Parliament election, according to a report from Le Figaro.

The commune in Suippes, where members of the French 40th Artillery regiment reside, also had many more people voting for the National Rally with 45.5 percent support in 2019’s European election.

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

Sweden: Stockholm Attack Migrant Terrorist Complains About Poor Food in Prison

Stockholm terror attacker Rakhmat Akilov has complained about his treatment in prison, claiming the food is substandard and that he feels lonely.

The Uzbek migrant wrote complaints to the Justice Ombudsman (JO) stating that no-one among the prison staff can have any contact with him and that they do not want to have contact with him, leading to feelings of loneliness, Swedish newspaper Expressen reports.

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

Swedish ‘Climate Prophet’ Greta Thunberg Irks Brits by Claiming UK Does ‘More Harm Than Good’

The 16-year-old Nobel Peace Prize nominee, who has amassed a following of millions around the globe, has claimed that children have a better understanding of climate change than adults.

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, who is known for her apocalyptic rhetoric about climate change and organising school strikes, has sparked strong reactions in her recent interview with Sky News.

According to Thunberg, children and young people have a better understanding of climate change and see that “our future is at risk”. Thunberg stressed that many young people of her generation felt “sad, angry and scared” at the failure of adults and politicians to stop the climate crisis.

“If they don’t act now, then in the future they will be seen as some of the greatest villains in human history and we will not judge them easy”, Thunberg said glumly. “But, I mean, they can still change that”.

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

UK: Boris Johnson’s New Plan Would Sideline Parliament and Guarantee a ‘No Deal’ Brexit

As Sky explains (for our American readers), Parliament is typically out of session for between one and two weeks ahead of the Queen’s speech — meaning MPs would in effect be unavailable to stop a no-deal Brexit immediately before October 31.

Johnson’s campaign confirmed that the delay is one option being explored, but insisted that no final decision had yet been made. But others pointed out that this move would scupper the chances of a last-minute deal, since Parliament wouldn’t be there to approve it.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Boris: ‘Something About Islam’ Kept Muslims ‘Centuries Behind’, ‘Muslim Grievance’ Behind Most Conflict

Theresa May’s expected successor Boris Johnson is under fire from the Muslim Council of Britain for past comments suggesting “something about Islam” was responsible for the Islamic world ending up “centuries behind” the West.

Writing in an essay appended to his 2007 book The Dream of Rome — exhumed by the left-liberal Guardian newspaper — Johnson suggested that “a fatal religious conservatism” had held the Islamic world back, and that the more it has “fallen behind”, the more “bitterness and confusion there has been, to the point where virtually every global flashpoint you can think of — from Bosnia to Palestine to Iraq to Kashmir — involves some sense of Muslim grievance”.

‘There must be something about Islam that indeed helps to explain why there was no rise of the bourgeoisie, no liberal capitalism and therefore no spread of democracy in the Muslim world,” the Tory MP suggested.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK: BBC Plans to Send ‘Outreach’ Officers to Tell Elderly to Pay TV Tax

The BBC will send “outreach” officers to over-75s to remind them that they will now have to pay to watch television, after it scrapped free licences for senior citizens.

From June 2020, only elderly people on a pension credit — a welfare benefit for poorer seniors — will be exempt from paying the BBC licence fee.

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

UK: Brother of the Suicide Bomber Behind the Manchester Arena Attacks Arrested for Murder

The youngest brother of the Manchester Arena suicide bomber has been extradited to the U.K. on charges of conspiracy, murder, and attempted murder.

Hashem Abedi, 22, was first arrested in Libya just after the May 2017 Manchester Arena suicide bombings in which twenty-three people were killed and hundreds were injured.

On Wednesday morning, Libyan authorities handed Hashem Abedi over to U.K. police officers, who then escorted him on a flight which left Mitiga Airport, near Tripoli.

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

UK: Boris Johnson Says Muslim World “Literally Centuries Behind” The West Due to Islam

Last January, then-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson compared women wearing burkas to “letterboxes” and “bank robbers” in a column for the newspaper The Daily Telegraph.

In his opinion piece, Johnson wrote, in particular, that he believed it was “absolutely ridiculous” that such women should “go around looking like letterboxes”.

And now the potential UK prime minister has been slammed by a number of Muslim organisations for claiming that the Muslim world is allegedly “literally centuries behind” the West due to Islam.

In an essay written by Johnson in 2006 and now unearthed by The Guardian, Johnson wrote:

“There must be something about Islam that indeed helps to explain why there was no rise of the bourgeoisie, no liberal capitalism and therefore no spread of democracy in the Muslim world.”

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UK: Salih Khater Convicted of Attempted Murder in Westminster Attack

Salih Khater, a 30-year-old refugee from Sudan, was found guilty of two charges of attempted murder after driving his Ford Fiesta at cyclists, a pedestrian, and police officers outside of the Houses of Parliament last year.

A jury at the Old Bailey found Khater guilty on Wednesday, with sentencing set for October 7th. During the trial, the court had seen footage of Khater driving his car into a group of cyclists and a pedestrian at Parliament Square on August 14th, 2018, during morning rush hour.

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UK: Unelected Lords Pass Amendment to Stop No Deal Brexit

Unelected peers in the House of Lords have passed an amendment which could theoretically block Boris Johnson from suspending Parliament so that Britain can leave the EU on October 31st without a deal.

2pm Update: MPs vote in favour of preventing the full suspension of parliament, minister resigns, two members of Cabinet abstain

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ISIS Supporters Who Beheaded Scandinavian Hikers in Morocco Sentenced to Death

Three men who claimed allegiance to ISIS after brutally killing two Scandinavian women hiking in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco have been sentenced to death.

The men — Jounes Ouzayed, Rashid Afatti, and Abdessaman Al Joud — are the three main defendants accused of killing and beheading Maren Ueland, 28, of Norway, and Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, in December. The slayings were recorded on video and shared on social media by ISIS supporters.

On Wednesday, a court in Morocco convicted them on terror charges. A fourth suspect, Kahiali Abderahman, who fled the scene, was given life in prison.

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Omar Introduces Resolution Defending Boycott of Israel, Likens it to Boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar proposed a resolution this week supporting the right to boycott Israel, likening the boycott of the Jewish state to boycotts of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

Omar’s resolution seeks to push back against U.S. laws banning the boycott of Israel and affirms the right of Americans to organize boycotts of foreign countries if they so wish.

While the resolution doesn’t explicitly name Israel or the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, she told media outlets that the resolution concerns the Jewish state.

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US Navy Shoots Down Iranian Drone Over Strait of Hormuz; Iran Denies

Update: In response to President Trump’s announcement earlier in the day that a U.S. Navy ship had “destroyed” an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he was not aware of any downing, according to Reuters:

“We have no information about losing a drone today,” Zarif told reporters at the United Nations before a meeting with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

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China Gives Children 17,000 Smart Watches to Track Their Locations

The Chinese government this week launched what it describes as a voluntary security program in the southern city of Guangzhou by handing out 17,000 free smart watches to elementary school children.

These “Safe Campus Smartwatches” are linked into BeiDou, China’s new version of the GPS tracking system, and monitor the child’s location to within 30 feet at all times.

Parents can use a smartphone app to track the location of their children and will receive emergency alerts if the child triggers that function of the watch. The watches can also respond automatically to certain conditions, such as sending a warning message if they are submerged underwater, making parents aware that their children may have encountered a water hazard.

Of course, the children and their parents will also be monitored by several agencies of the Communist Chinese government, including the police and the Ministry of Information Technology.

Chinese media reports stress that the program is voluntary and the children appear delighted with their free watches. About half of the units have reportedly been brought online since distribution began. Some school officials explained that smartphones have been banned from their classrooms, so the more restricted smartwatches give students a way to communicate with their parents without all of the distractions associated with a phone.

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No Evidence Aliens Have Visited Earth — Japanese Astronomers

TOKYO (Sputnik) — Japanese astronomers actively searching for extraterrestrial life have not found any evidence that aliens have visited Earth, a professor at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Hitoshi Yamaoka, claimed.

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Shock Daylight Arson Attack on Japanese Anime Studio Leaves 33 Dead

A popular animation production studio in Kyoto, Japan has gone up in flames after a reported arson attack, leaving a shocking 33 people confirmed or presumed dead, and another 36 injured — some critically — according to Japanese fire department statements. It’s Japan’s worst case of arson in decades and among the highest mass casualty events in its recent history.

The three-story building was quickly engulfed after a man sprayed a flammable liquid onto it while reportedly shouting, “You die!” according to local media reports. Many among the deceased had been trapped on the top floor and perished attempting to to get to the roof.

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‘Greedy’ Centrelink Fraudster, 62, Cries in Court as She Admits Teaching Bludgers How to Scam $137,000 and Blames it All on Her Abusive Husband — Even Though She Carried on Cheating Taxpayers After He Died

A ‘greedy’ Centrelink fraudster who taught people how to scam the system has confessed she did it all for money — but was ‘under the control’ of her abusive husband, a court has heard.

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Journalist Travels to Ilhan Omar’s Homeland to Prove Somalia is Beautiful, Gets Killed by Terrorists

Tragedy of cultural relativism strikes again

A journalist traveled to Ilhan Omar’s homeland of Somalia to challenge stereotypes and prove the country was “beautiful,” only to end up being killed by terrorists.

Before President Trump’s tweetstorm in which he encouraged Omar to go back and fix her own country, Somali-Canadian journalist Hodan Nalayeh was trying to do precisely that.

Nalayeh returned to the country of her birth to tell “uplifting” stories about Somalia, according to the Washington Post.

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WHO Declares Deadly Ebola Outbreak in Congo a “Global Health Emergency” As Immigrants From Congo Pour Across Our Border

The World Health Organization is now calling the Ebola outbreak in the Congo a global health emergency after a case of Ebola was confirmed in Goma, a city of two million residents.

We’ve previously reported on Africans entering the U.S. but it’s increasing because word is out that they will be released into the interior of the U.S. with a “promise” they’ll come back for their asylum hearing.

This list of cities where Congolese immigratns are being taken. The list was provided by the city of San Antonio to KENS5:…

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Brazil: Shock Video: Unhinged Woman Violently Pushes Catholic Priest Off Stage in Sneak Attack During Mass in Front of 50,000

An unhinged protester shocked thousands of Mass goers in São Paulo on Sunday when she ran up behind Father Marcelo Rossi and shoved him from behind off a stage in Brazil.

Fr. Marcelo Rossi was preaching to 50,000 attendees in São Paulo when the woman assaulted him. Rossi, who did not see the woman sneak up behind him, flew off the stage into the crowd.

The Catholic congregation was predictably SHOCKED and screamed in horror!

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New Frog Species Discovered

UCF student Veronica Urgiles has helped describe two new frog species discovered in Ecuador, and she named one of them after one of her professors.

Urgiles and an international team of researchers just published their findings in the journal ZooKeys.

“Frogs are by far my favorite,” said Urgiles, who is pursuing a master’s degree in biology. “So, getting to describe and name two of them is terrific. I have been looking at these frogs for years now, so going over the whole process of observing them in their habitats and then analyzing them and comparing them under the microscope, to finally naming them is a long, but very satisfying journey.”

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Germany: Feminist Magazine Admits Migrants Behind Most Pool Sex Assaults

While police and other authorities have been hesitant to blame migrants for pool sex assaults, one German feminist magazine has published an article admitting most assaults are carried out by them.

The article, published by Cologne-based feminist magazine Emma, admitted that young migrant men were responsible for the majority of sex attacks in outdoor pools across the country.

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Illegal Alien Teen Released Into U.S. Charged With Raping 7-Year-Old Girl

An illegal alien teenager who was released into the United States has been charged with raping a 7-year-old girl in Marietta, Georgia.

Baudilio Salomon Diaz Ambrosio, a 17-year-old illegal alien from Guatemala, was arrested and charged by the Marietta Police Department with rape, aggravated child molestation, and aggravated sexual battery.

Ambrosio, according to FOX 5 Atlanta, is accused of being alone with a 7-year-old girl in her parents’ home and forcing her to have sex with him. Police said the rape was so brutal that the girl had to be hospitalized and undergo surgery.

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Italian Priest in His 70s Beaten by a Gang of Migrant Youths in Venice

A 70-year-old priest from Venice claims to have been attacked and threatened by a group of young migrants who became physically aggressive toward him after he confronted them about their bad behavior.

Don Roberto Trevisol, the parish priest of San Giorgio Martire di Chirignago, outlined his experiences in a church newsletter where he recounts how the migrant youths had constantly vandalized areas in and around the church, Il Giornale reports.

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Italy: Nigerian Mafia Clan Busted

‘Maphite Cult’ ran sex, drug rackets according to ‘Green Bible’

(ANSA) — Bologna, July 18 — A Nigerian mafia clan that allegedly controlled a big chunk of the drugs and prostitution markets in Piedmont and Emilia Romagna was busted by Turin and Bologna police in twin operations on Thursday.

Among those arrested were the heads of the so-called Maphite Cult, which initiated members with burning rituals as well as running sex workers with voodoo rites, keeping ties with other mafias and controlling the drugs flow.

The clan was run according to the rules of their ‘Green Bible’ whose commandments included the ‘Mario Monti’ norm on recycling money to countries of origin, police said.

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini hailed the bust.

“Maxi-operation against the Nigerian mafia, so much for those who denied its existence. Thanks to the police and investigators. We don’t need this kind of immigration. Ports closed, jails open!,” he tweeted.

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Libyan Migrant Convicted for Masturbating on Swedish Train, Blames Wounded Penis

A 27-year-old asylum seeker from Libya claims that he was showing his wife his wounded penis via a video call in a train wagon in Sweden. But the court did not buy that story. Particularly not since he exposed his equipment to two more women — right in the heart of Stockholm.

Libyan citizen Faisal Muhammed Freer, asylum seeker in Sweden, was recently convictedby Södertörn District Court for having masturbated in front of a woman on a train wagon.

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Pittsburgh: Syrian Refugee Indicted on Charges He Plotted to Bomb Church

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal grand jury is accusing a Syrian refugee of plotting to bomb a Christian church in Pittsburgh to inspire Islamic State of Iraq followers.

The jury handed up a three-count indictment Wednesday against 21-year-old Pittsburgh resident Mustafa Mousab Alowemer.

He’s charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and two counts of distributing information about an explosive, destructive device, or weapon of mass destruction.

Authorities claim he had detailed plans to bomb the Legacy International Worship Center, a small Christian church.

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Salvini Resists Globalist Migrant Ship Proposals at Emergency Talks in Helsinki

During an emergency discussion in Helsinki on the distribution of Mediterranean migrants, Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini, said that his government’s position on migrant ships hadn’t changed at all.

The discussion at hand was the formation of a coalition of countries willing to systematically admit migrants whenever they disembark from rescue ships between now and October, Bild reports.

After dinner where interior ministers from around the EU debated the proposal, Salvini in a tweet wrote: “While France and Germany continue to want Italy to be one of the very few landing countries, we are working on a solid Mediterranean axis which wants to change the rules and crush human trafficking.”

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The Latest: Greece: 10 Arrested Over Migrants Medical Fraud

The Latest on migration flows to Europe (all times local):

9:20 p.m.

A doctor, two medical staff members, and a translator have been arrested at a state-run camp for migrants and refugees in Greece, accused of issuing medical notes for non-existent conditions to exempt migrants from deportation.

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Time Magazine Calls for Migration Brainwashing Courses in Schools

An article in Time Magazine calls for special courses to be introduced in schools to teach kids that mass migration is a positive thing in order to combat the “extremist” view that it isn’t.

The outlet published an article written by two members of an extremism monitoring group called ISD, which is funded by numerous globalist organizations which all support mass immigration (imagine my shock).

Those funders include the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Google, Facebook, the European Commission and Open Society Foundations (George Soros).

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Watch: Police Thwart Rush Against Danish Politician in Migrant Neighborhood

First time in Danish history police had to protect a politician with a gun

Danish police thwarted three masked men charging a politician during his visit to a migrant-dense district, newly-released footage reveals.

Rasmus Paludan, leader of the migrant-critical Stram Kurs party, was evacuated immediately from the unprecedented incident, according to police on the scene.

“This is the first time in Danish history the police were forced to pull firearms to protect a politician,” said police.

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Colorado State University: Avoid Using the Word “America” Because it’s Not Inclusive

Language guide says “male” and “female” should also be avoided

A new “inclusive language guide” compiled by Colorado State University asserts that the word “America” is “non-inclusive” and should be avoided.

“CSU lists both “American” and “America” as non-inclusive words “to avoid,” due to the fact that America encompasses more than just the U.S. By referring to the U.S. as America, the guide claims that one “erases other cultures and depicts the United States as the dominant American country.” The school suggests using “U.S. citizen” or “person from the U.S.” as substitutes,” writes Ethan Cai.

Other words to avoid include the following;

  • Male and female/ladies and gentlemen/Mr./Mrs./Ms (these words are gendered yet we don’t know the person’s gender
  • there are now infinite genders).
  • Straight (when used to refer to heterosexuals, this implies LGBT people are “crooked” or “not normal,” according to the guide).
  • Normal person (“implies that ‘other’ people. are not whole or regular people”).

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Democrats Declare Anyone Who Loves America Racist

MSM twists Trump’s words for globalist agenda

Democrats continue to twist President Trump’s tweets about Congressmen loving America as racist. Stewart Rhodes joins Owen to discuss this upside-down clown world logic.

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‘Gendered’ Terms Like “Manhole”, “Policemen”, & “Chairmen” To be Banned in Berkeley, CA

Today in “the entire world is steadily losing its mind” news, there will no longer be terms like “manhole”, “policeman” or “chairman” in Berkeley, California city codes, according to CNN.

Words that “imply a gender preference” will soon be removed from the city’s codes and replaced with gender-neutral terms, according to recently adopted ordinances. Berkeley voted on Tuesday to replace “gendered” terms in its municipal codes.

Words like “manhole” will be replaced with words like “maintenance hole”.

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Judge Upholds David Daleiden’s 1st Amendment Right to Expose Planned Parenthood Aborted Baby Part Sales

Undercover investigator David Daleiden has been vindicated in court today against the bogus lawsuit Planned Parenthood filed after his videos exposed the abortion giant for selling aborted baby parts.

Daleiden has maintained from the beginning that he and the Center for Medical Progress followed all applicable laws in the course of its investigative journalism and that the lawsuit was politically-motivated retribution as opposed to a suit based on legitimate damages.

In a big victory for the First Amendment freedoms of citizen journalists on Wednesday evening, a federal judge in San Francisco indicated his intent to decisively cut back Planned Parenthood’s retaliatory lawsuit against The Center for Medical Progress for the undercover videos documenting Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts.

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Killing Words: “Gendered Language” To be Banned in Berkeley, CA

An entire city is attempting to kill words to appeal to emotions and strip away any sense of individuality and identity. Gendered words such as “manhole” will be banned from Berkeley, California’s city codes.

All words that imply a gender preference will be removed from the city’s codes and replaced with gender-neutral terms, according to a recently adopted city ordinance. The city voted Tuesday night to replace gendered terms in its municipal codes, like “manhole” and “manpower,” with gender-neutral ones like “maintenance hole” and “human effort,” reported CNN.

Even the undertone of the far-left CNN article implied that this was absolutely a waste of manpower and time and incredibly ridiculous to boot. If politicians have nothing better to do with their time than ban words from themselves in the laws they write to control the rest of us, perhaps we don’t need them at all.

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One Third of Dems Says Any Criticism of Politicians of Color is Racist

The survey also found that 80 per cent of Democrats think President Trump is racist, while 85 per cent of Republicans think charges of racism are politically motivated.

47 per cent of likely U.S. voters think Trump is racist while slightly more, 49 per cent disagree, saying this is a political smear.

“According to the left’s rules, white people can be bashed 24/7 by the media and academia and blamed for all the ills in the world and that is not “racist,” but a white person is “racist” if they so much as criticize the political views of a “politician of color,” writes Chris Menahan.

Meanwhile, AOC says calling her a “communist” is also racist.

Basically, any and all criticism is racist, just shut up and submit, bigot.

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SJW Attacks on America’s Culture, A Prelude to Communist Revolution

Mike Adams discusses why it would be a good idea to prepare for the worst in a world where the liberal mob is bent on dominating and destroying humanity.

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs Chick-Fil-a Law to Protect ‘Religious Liberty’

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — The so-called Chick-Fil-A bill is now law in Texas.

The law bans government entities from taking “adverse action” over an individual or organization’s affiliation to a religious organization.

Governor Abbott tweeted Thursday night, “Today I signed the ChickfilA law in Texas. And, had a great lunch. No business should be discriminated against simply because its owners donate to a church, the Salvation Army, or other religious organization. Texas protects religious liberty.”

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UK: Politician Pushing ‘Gender Neutral’ Toilets Charged With Child Sex Crimes

A politician who pushed for the introduction of “gender neutral” toilets shortly after his election has been charged with nine counts of sexual touching of a child.

David Smith successfully petitioned the Mayor of Middlesborough to trial gender neutral toilets at Middlesbrough Council shortly after his election to the local authority in Teeside, Yorkshire, as a politician representing the Conservative Party, according to the BBC.

Councillor Smith resigned from the notionally right-leaning party — described as “not really conservative” by Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage in a recent interview with Breitbart News — with “immediate effect in light of the allegations” against him.

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UK: Woman Designs Chair to Prevent “Manspreading”

By forcing men to sit like they don’t have balls

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.

23-year-old Laila Laurel says she designed the chair “following her own experiences of ‘manspreading’“.

But here’s the kicker; Laurel has also designed a chair which encourages women to engage in the very same behavior she complains about the men doing.

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/18/2019

  1. In other news, an angry man used an accelerant (some reports say gasoline) to set fire to an anime studio in Japan, killing 33 people and wounding dozens more. His motive is unknown.

    “His motive”? Innit obvious?!? It’s those huuuge frickin’ eyes! I’m telling yez, they follow me wherever I go. Gah!

  2. “Three men who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State were convicted of murder and sentenced to death by a Moroccan court for killing two female Scandinavian hikers last year. The men had recorded the murders and posted the video on social media.” Maroko hasn’t killed anybody sentenced to death since 1993 though, so it’s questionable how much of a sentence it really is…

    “In other news, an angry man used an accelerant (some reports say gasoline) to set fire to an anime studio in Japan, killing 33 people and wounding dozens more. His motive is unknown.” aparently it’s a man from Tokyo and he was mumbling something about KyoAni stealing his novel idea. I guesstimate it was the act of a delusional “fan”.

  3. A Swedish court sentenced a woman for insulting the “social group” of the Taliban.

    https://fenixx.org/2019/07/18/zweedse-rechtbank-veroordeeld-vrouw-wegens-het-beledigen-van-de-taliban/

    Google perfectly translated this article from Dutch to Russian. I think your language barrier will not be a problem either.
    —————
    It seems that the “Russian” article 282 – Incitement of hatred or enmity, as well as the humiliation of human dignity, was written along the same lines as the European articles (and according to WIKIPEDIA approximately at the same time ”

    They call it “Russian” because it is mainly judged by Russians who are dissatisfied with the national policy of the occupation authorities.

    Article:
    “Actions aimed at inciting hatred or hostility, as well as at humiliating the dignity of a person or a group of people on the grounds of gender, race, nationality, language, origin, attitude to religion, as well as belonging to any social group, committed publicly, including including the use of mass media or information and telecommunication networks, including the Internet
    https://www.consultant.ru/document/cons_doc_LAW_10699/d350878ee36f956a74c2c86830d066eafce20149/
    ———-
    By the way, I read the manuals on “carrying out linguistic expertise on article 282”

    It seems that in Sweden they are the same, such a conclusion can be made after reading the news

    • Manual for the expert.

      Typical questions answered by a linguistic expert in extremism cases:

      Does the material provided for the study contain words or statements with a negative assessment of a social, religious or national group?
      Does the material provided for the study contain phrases indicating the propaganda of inferiority of citizens of any nationality or social group in comparison with another?
      Are there any calls for violent or hostile acts against persons of any nationality in the materials submitted for research?
      Are there derogatory statements in relation to any nationality, social or ethnic group?
      Do the materials presented for analysis contain claims about the superiority of any nation over another and / or inferiority of any other nation?
      Does the material presented for analysis contain phrases about the hostility of any nation?
      Do the statements presented for analysis contain expressions that positively evaluate genocide, repression, deportation of representatives of any denomination, nation, or ethnic group?
      Do the materials provided for the study contain phrases calling for the restriction of the constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens of any denomination, nation, or ethnic group?
      Are there phrases about the hostile intent of the nation as a whole?
      Are there any slogans in the materials provided for research calling for the commission of illegal, extremist actions?
      What are the communicative goals of the utterance?
      Does the statement submitted to the study contain signs of a speech act of conscription?
      Does the material being analyzed contain hostile statements against any nation?
      https://sudexpa.ru/expertises/ekspertiza-po-delam-ob-ekstremizme/

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