Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/7/2019

The New Democracy Party led by Kyriakos Mitsotakis won a clear victory in Greek parliamentary elections today, beating the left-wing Syriza by eight points. The fascist party Golden Dawn did not reach the threshold necessary to send representatives to parliament.

In other news, a Muslim man in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh strangled his wife for refusing him sex, and then mutilated his own genitals.

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USA
» ABC Hides Trump Approval Surge With Voters, Says He’s in Trouble
» Antifa Attacks Police, Reporter, Trump Supporters at Free Speech Rally, Hands Out ‘Guidelines’ For What Media Can Report on Them
» Antifa Violently Attacks Police, Trump Supporters at Free Speech Rally in DC
» Biracial Rapper Pulls Out of Festival After Learning White People Charged $10 More Than People of Color
» Caroline Glick: Associated Press Targets Jewish Americans Who Support Israel
» Democratic Congressman Introduces Gun Control Scheme to Allow Cities to Trample All Over Second Amendment Rights
» Detroit Youth Music Festival Offers Different Ticket Prices for Whites, Non-Whites
» Far Left Democrat Christine Pelosi: Quite Likely “Some of Our Faves” Are Implicated in Epstein Case
» Florida Man Savaged to Death by Wild Dogs as He Takes Shortcut Home
» Florida Man Contracts Flesh-Eating Bacteria Without Even Touching Water
» Fresh Off Epstein Case Win, Mike Cernovich Launches Fundraiser to Unseal Congressional Sexual Harassment Deals
» Hitler’s Brownshirts Actions Are Reflected in Today’s Political Environment
» How Should Conservatives Respond to Antifa?
» How the Liberals Are Destroying the Foundation of America, Part 1
» It Begins… Detroit “Afrofuture Fest” Charges White Attendees Double the Ticket Price
» Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Sex Trafficking of Minors
» Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Sex Trafficking, And Now Actor Kevin Spacey Questioned for Sexual Assault… Are the Clintons Next?
» Koch Brother Joins Forces With George Soros to Change America
» Mystery of NSA Leak Lingers as Stolen Document Case Winds Up
» Nancy Pelosi Trashes Left Wing of Democratic House in Interview as ‘Four People’
» Naval Weapons Base Near Quakes’ Epicenter Closed for Safety Inspections
» Newt Gingrich: Ocasio-Cortez is Vicious, Cruel and Dishonest — and Determined to Destroy the America We Know
» Pelosi’s Daughter Says ‘Likely’ Some of ‘Our Fave’ Politicians ‘Implicated’ In Epstein Sex Trafficking Crimes What Does She Know?
» Scientists Warn California Earthquake Could Trigger Yellowstone Supervolcano
» Secret Service Agent Says Obama is Muslim & Gay in New Tell-All Book
» Starbucks Issues Statement Apologizing to Arizona Police Officers After Barista Asked Them to Leave
» The Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Big Tech Doesn’t Want You to Know (Video)
» With Jony Ive Gone, The Steve Jobs Era of Apple is Finally Over
 
Europe and the EU
» “Totally Unsuitable”: Farage Demands ‘Globalist’ UK Ambassador to US be Sacked Over Trump Memos
» Are We Living in a Simulated Universe? Here’s What Scientists Say
» Conservative Party Wins Greek Election, Ousts Left-Wing PM
» German Election Committee Bans Two-Thirds of Populist Candidates From Regional Election
» Greeks Vote in National Elections, Leftists Expected to Lose Power
» Italy: Bankers’ Sentences Upheld in Parmalat Offshoot Trial
» Italy: Competition Commissioner Will be Strategic — Di Maio
» Italy: Putin Pays State Visit to Rome
» Macron, “The Emperor of Europe”, Has Fallen
» UK: Girl, 11, Fighting for Life After Being Attacked Alongside Her Mother and Two Sisters in North London
» Wanted! Newsbloggers for Voiceofeurope.com
» Yellow Vests Hold Protest in France for 34th Consecutive Weekend (Video)
 
North Africa
» Brotherhood a Mere Shadow of Its Former Self, 6 Years After Egypt Uprising
 
Middle East
» Why Do Princesses Keep Fleeing Dubai?
 
Russia
» Russian Government on Tommy Robinson: “The Oppression of Citizens Due to Their Opinions is Not Acceptable in Any State”
 
South Asia
» “You Are Born to Clean Our Houses”: Persecution of Christians, April 2019
» Uttar Pradesh Man Kills Wife for Refusing Sex, Cuts His Own Genitals
 
Australia — Pacific
» Chilling Inside Story Behind Australia’s ‘Black Widows’
» Google Censors Trending Topics Emails in New Zealand After Government Complains
» Of Course: Twitter Speech Nazis Block Noted Crime Researcher John Lott From Tweeting True Facts Related to New Zealand Shooting
 
Immigration
» 1,000 Haitian Migrants Apprehended Since June 10 at Texas Border
» 20% of Federal Inmates Are Immigrants, Mostly Mexican
» Acting Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services: Trump Admin Ready to Deport 1 Million Illegal Aliens (Video)
» Arrested Migrant Ferry Captain to Sue Salvini for Slander
» Bombshell: Dem Rep. Secretly Sends Staff to Mexico to Teach Migrants How to Beat Asylum System
» Horror — Illegal Alien Now Tied to Possibly 750 Murders
» Judges Use EU Law to Block Deportation of Criminal Migrant
» Libya to Release All Migrants From “Detention Camps” After Tripoli Attack
» Salvini to Amend Law to Confiscate Ships From Migrant Transport NGOs
» Tlaib Backs AOC, Says Border Detention Centers ‘Absolutely’ Concentration Camps
» When Do We Get to Too Many?
 
Culture Wars
» A Perversion of Justice
» Church of England Will Not Challenge ‘Same-Sex’ Marriage if Spouse Becomes Trans
» Depopulate to Repopulate — an Ancient Formula for Control
» French Press Criticises U.S. Women’s Soccer Team for Being ‘Mostly White’
» Police Investigate Death Threats to Movie Theater Owners Screening Pro-Life Film ‘Unplanned’
» Socialism — Its Adherents and the Enduring Lies
» The Satanic Temple Has Evolved Into an Anti-Trump Movement, And Leftists Are Flocking to it
» What if a Catholic Priest Did This? Oregon Library Allows Drag Queen to Roll Around on the Ground With Children
» World Shocked by Discovery of Leftist Satanic Pedophile Cult
 

ABC Hides Trump Approval Surge With Voters, Says He’s in Trouble

MSM desperate to portray Trump having no support.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Antifa Attacks Police, Reporter, Trump Supporters at Free Speech Rally, Hands Out ‘Guidelines’ For What Media Can Report on Them

These are the rules for members of the press in order to go inside the #AllOutDC rally, which is the antifa side.

One that stuck out: “Please avoid publishing any potentially incriminating photos or video footage…”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Antifa Violently Attacks Police, Trump Supporters at Free Speech Rally in DC

Far-left vowed to bring violence at ‘Demand Free Speech’ event despite heavy police presence

Conservatives from all over have gathered in Washington D.C. Saturday to demonstrate in support of free speech, but far-left Antifa terrorists have vowed to bring violence against them.

The “Demand Free Speech” rally, which featured a who’s-who of conservative speakers like Milo Yiannopoulos, Roger Stone, Jack Posobiec, and others, is taking place at Freedom Plaza just blocks from the White House, and the police established a heavy presence in anticipation of far-left violence.

Antifa had amassed their troops around the event carrying full backpacks, with video footage capturing members intimidating Trump supporters and trying to prevent them from defending their First Amendment rights.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Biracial Rapper Pulls Out of Festival After Learning White People Charged $10 More Than People of Color

A biracial rapper pulled out of a Michigan music festival after she learned that white people would be charged twice the amount to attend than “people of color.”

Tiny Jag, whose real name is Jillian Graham, was scheduled to perform at AfroFuture Fest’s event in Detroit in August. But when she learned about the ticket inconsistency based on race, she quickly dropped out.

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

Caroline Glick: Associated Press Targets Jewish Americans Who Support Israel

Last week, the Associated Press ran a hit job on a successful American businessman. Simon Falic and his two brothers own the Duty Free Americas chain, a private company that runs duty free stores in airports throughout the United States and Latin America.

They also happen to be Jewish. Simon Falic in particular is a powerful advocate for Jewish causes worldwide and for the State of Israel.

Through their family foundation, Simon Falic and his wife donate to dozens of organizations in Israel. The causes they support run the gamut from medical research to Jewish education. They support synagogue construction and refurbishment; archaeological excavations and preservation of archaeological sites; battered women’s shelters and day care centers; and the construction of new Jewish communities in Israel.

AP’s hit piece centers on Falic’s charitable work.

The title of the article gave the game away. It read, “U.S. duty free owners give millions to settlements.”

The obvious question is: so what? There is nothing even vaguely illegal about Falic’s charitable undertakings. And indeed, the article doesn’t accuse him of committing or facilitating any crime.

Instead, the article’s immediate purpose is to “out” Falic as a Zionist Jew and make his support for Jewish national rights and national self-determination in the Jewish homeland stink of fascism and zealotry.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Democratic Congressman Introduces Gun Control Scheme to Allow Cities to Trample All Over Second Amendment Rights

Democratic Congressman William Lacy Clay is introducing a gun control bill that aims to reduce gun violence in urban centers like his hometown of St. Louis.

According to the Congressman, this bill would allow cities to pass the gun control crowd’s favorite gun control measures such as universal background checks, ammo restrictions, assault weapons bans, and bans on large-capacity magazines.

Thankfully, the partisan makeup of D.C. is such that radical gun control schemes like Clay’s bill will likely not make it to President Trump’s desk.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Detroit Youth Music Festival Offers Different Ticket Prices for Whites, Non-Whites

AfroFuture Fest tickets for “persons of color” cost half as much as tickets for “non-persons of color,” according to the event page

A Detroit youth music festival is offering different ticket prices for different races, leading one rapper to withdraw from the event.

AfroFuture Fest tickets for “persons of color” cost half as much as tickets for “non-persons of color,” according to the event page.

Early bird tickets for white attendees run at $20, while early bird tickets for non-white attendees cost $10. After July 17, tickets for white people will cost $40, while tickets for non-white people will cost $20.

A spokeswoman for Eventbrite, a popular ticketing website hosting the festival, said the event will be removed if the terms aren’t changed.

“Our mission is to bring the world together through live experiences. We strive to provide a platform that enables people to gather for their chosen purpose, and that reflects diverse viewpoints, so long as they don’t violate our Terms,” the spokeswoman told the Daily Caller News Foundation in an emailed statement.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Far Left Democrat Christine Pelosi: Quite Likely “Some of Our Faves” Are Implicated in Epstein Case

Florida billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on Saturday in New York for sex trafficking of minors, reported The Daily Beast.

NBC NEWS: Four sources with direct knowledge of the matter say that Jeffrey Epstein was taken into custody today in New York after arriving from an overseas flight.

He faces federal sex trafficking charges.

Following Epstein’s arrest Christine Pelosi, daughter of far left Speaker Nancy Pelosi, tweeted out her concern about her “faves” being caught up in the child sex abuse scandal.

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

Florida Man Savaged to Death by Wild Dogs as He Takes Shortcut Home

Police in Highlands County, Florida, are concerned that there may be a pack of wild dogs on the loose after the body of a man was found covered more than 100 dog bites.

The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office and the medical examiner determined that the bites were the preliminary cause of death for 45-year-old Melvin Olds Jr.

Olds’ body was found around noon on Thursday. His family said that the father of five was taking a shortcut through a wooded area when the incident occurred. Olds’ mother, Cynthia Hill, expressed shock at the news.

“I thought a dog was a man’s best friend,” Hill said. “He was a good person, a good man. Just so hurt, deeply because it’s so unexpected.”

After the attack, authorities set traps around the area and caught six stray dogs, all of which were pit bull mixes. It was determined that the bite marks on Olds matched the size of the dogs’ mouths, but DNA testing is being conducted to conclusively determine if they are the suspects.

Police say there still may be a pack of dogs in the area, and Sheriff Paul Blackman warned those in the area to remain diligent.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Florida Man Contracts Flesh-Eating Bacteria Without Even Touching Water

Tyler King was at work in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, last week, when he noticed his left bicep starting to swell. He tried taking Benadryl but just a few hours later his arm had nearly tripled in size. He rushed to the emergency room.

“When I was a little bit younger, I probably would have tried to tough it out. Well, that would have been the worst thing that I could do,” King said. “If I had gone to sleep … and had woke up with it at the rate it was spreading, I might not have an arm right now.”

King had contracted vibrio, a bacteria commonly found in warm, brackish water — a mix of salt and fresh water. When exposed to an open wound, vibrio can cause a skin infection. If left untreated, the bacteria can be deadly.

King, who owns a water sports business, says he did not directly touch water the day he was infected. He still doesn’t know how it happened but he considers himself lucky.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Fresh Off Epstein Case Win, Mike Cernovich Launches Fundraiser to Unseal Congressional Sexual Harassment Deals

Fresh off a win after his lawsuit helped lead to Jeff Epstein’s arrest for sex trafficking, author and political commentator Mike Cernovich has launched a GoFundMe campaign to wage a legal battle to unseal deals made in sexual harassment cases involving members of Congress.

Cernovich had lead the charge against Epstein, filing a lawsuit to unseal a large amount of files in the case that were previously withheld from the public. Epstein was arrested on Saturday for allegedly sex trafficking dozens of minors in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005.

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

Hitler’s Brownshirts Actions Are Reflected in Today’s Political Environment

There is something extremely ironic about liberals who infiltrate Trump rallies while simultaneously comparing the President to Adolph Hitler. The truth is, while the Nazi regime was far more violent and strictly evil, many of the tactics used by Hitler’s “Brownshirts” closely resemble the tactics of modern day progressives, anti-Trump protestors, and social justice warriors on college campuses.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

How Should Conservatives Respond to Antifa?

Far-left terrorists only going to ramp up their efforts to silence Trump supporters.

[Comment: Anticipating the modern version of Ernst Roehm to appear as leader of useful idiot group Antifa.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

How the Liberals Are Destroying the Foundation of America, Part 1

The Republican Party is not blameless, but the Democrats have virtually thrown the standards set by the Founders out the window. They mock and ridicule anyone who attempts to uphold these standards. One of the foundational bricks of the Democrat Party and their associates is lies. Outright lies. In an attempt to discredit President Trump concerning the border crisis the now infamous Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared that “Just left the 1st CBP facility. I see why CBP officers were being so physically and sexually threatening toward me. Officers were keeping women in cells w/no water and had them to drink out of the toilets. This was them on their GOOD behavior in front of members of Congress.” All video evidence proves this 100% wrong, but they must disgrace Trump leading up to the 2020 election so any lie will do.

Now, we have to keep in mind that Trump has been fighting for funding to accommodate the extraordinary surge of people at the border, but Pelosi refused to fund the problem. Democrats Chuck You Schumer and Nancy Pelosi refused to budge from their opposition to the border security package during their latest meeting with President Trump. As soon as the question was raised by the president, Pelosi just gave him a flat “NO” answer, and Trump just got up and left the room rather than waste more of his time on them.[2] Also keep in mind that the Democrats are blaming Trump for the “concentration camps” at the border when they were actually initiated by Obama. The President is being accused of separating families at the border but it is happening because of Obama’s ‘catch and release’ policies. It’s not Trump’s policy. Democrats won’t fix it because they are using the issue as a talking point to take over Congress in November. The media is helping them misrepresent the situation.

In fact, Obama’s staff set up “internment camps” and ordered ‘catch and release’. Children were put in cages but no longer. They are sent to very nice centers with trained professionals. It’s not ideal but it’s hardly a bad place. In fact, our DHS website informs illegal aliens how to evade the law safely. [3] The claim that children are separated under Trump is the policy that was established by Obama. That claim then morphed into outrage over the Trump administration separating 20% of minors who enter the country from their parents — around 2,000 kids, while ignoring the fact that the Obama administration was also separating children from their parents, while widespread abuse of detained migrants under previous administrations was reported by the ACLU and the University of Arizona.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

It Begins… Detroit “Afrofuture Fest” Charges White Attendees Double the Ticket Price

Here we go…

The upcoming Detroit Afrofuture Fest is scheduled for August 3rd this year.

You can buy your tickets online… But if you’re white you have to pay double the price.

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

Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Sex Trafficking of Minors

Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was arrested for allegedly sex trafficking dozens of minors in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005, and will appear in court in New York on Monday, according to three law enforcement sources. Saturday’s arrest by the FBI-NYPD Crimes Against Children Task Force comes about 12 years after the 66-year-old financier essentially got a slap on the wrist for allegedly molesting dozens of underage girls in Florida.

For more than a decade, Epstein’s alleged abuse of minors has been the subject of lawsuits brought by victims, investigations by local and federal authorities, and expose’s in the press. But despite the attention cast on his alleged sex crimes, the hedge-funder has managed to avoid any meaningful jail time, let alone federal charges.

The new indictment—which, according to two sources, will be unsealed Monday in Manhattan federal court—will reportedly allege that Epstein sexually exploited dozens of underage girls in a now-familiar scheme: paying them cash for “massages” and then molesting or sexually abusing them in his Upper East Side mansion or his palatial residence in Palm Beach. Epstein will be charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors—which could put him away for a maximum of 45 years. The case is being handled by the Public Corruption Unit of the Southern District of New York, with assistance from the district’s human-trafficking officials and the FBI.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Sex Trafficking, And Now Actor Kevin Spacey Questioned for Sexual Assault… Are the Clintons Next?

On Saturday night we found out that Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in New York as he entered the US from a vacation in Paris for sex trafficking crimes of minors.

This comes as no real surprise as we reported in November 2018 that the Miami Herald published an extensive report on Democrat donor and Clinton confidant Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex allegations.

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

Koch Brother Joins Forces With George Soros to Change America

The latest scuttlebutt in the U.S. capital is the allegation that at least one of the Koch Brothers, Charles — while differing politically with far-left Soros — is finding common ground with his fellow multi-billionaire.

While the libertarian-oriented Kochs — who believe in small and limited government — and the radical socialist George Soros have found a point of agreement: America’s end to its wars.

Soros has been a key source of funds through his Open Society Foundations for a number of left-wing protest groups, including the Center for Popular Democracy, a group that helped pay for demonstrations against the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.

He is also suspected of funding more violent groups such as Antifa, who claim to be opposed to fascism but are involved in violence against President Trump’s supporters and against law enforcement.

“Most any left-wing group of any consequence at all is getting Soros money,” Scott Walter, president of the Capital Research Center, told the Washington Times’ Valerie Richardson. “In my decades of studying left-wing groups, I almost never find a group that lacks funding from Soros.”…

According to the Boston news media, one of the biggest supporters of this Soros-Koch project is an Iranian named Trita Parsi who once served as president of the National Iranian American Council and now she’s the founder of the Soros-Koch funded think tank.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mystery of NSA Leak Lingers as Stolen Document Case Winds Up

Federal agents descended on the suburban Maryland house with the flash and bang of a stun grenade, blocked off the street and spent hours questioning the homeowner about a theft of government documents that prosecutors would later describe as “breathtaking” in its scale.

The suspect, Harold Martin, was a contractor for the National Security Agency . His arrest followed news of a devastating disclosure of government hacking tools by a mysterious internet group calling itself the Shadow Brokers . It seemed to some that the United States might have found another Edward Snowden , who also had been a contractor for the agency.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Nancy Pelosi Trashes Left Wing of Democratic House in Interview as ‘Four People’

“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” she said. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized left-wing Democratic congressmembers’ opposition to a border security bill, saying “they didn’t have any following.”

“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” she said. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”

Pelosi made the remarks in an interview with New York Times opinion columnist Maureen Dowd, who asked her about Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley criticizing the passage of a Senate version of a bill funding border security initiatives.

“If the left doesn’t think I’m left enough, so be it,” she said. “As I say to these people, come to my basement. I have these signs about single-payer from 30 years ago. I understand what they’re saying. But we have a responsibility to get something done, which is different from advocacy. We have to have a solution, not just a Twitter fight.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Naval Weapons Base Near Quakes’ Epicenter Closed for Safety Inspections

As Southern California dealt with the impact of Friday evening’s magnitude-7.1 earthquake, an important U.S. Navy facility near the quake’s epicenter was still dealing with the impact of Thursday’s 6.4 temblor in the area.

Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake was closed Friday as officials assessed infrastructure damage from the earlier quake, Stars & Stripes reported.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Newt Gingrich: Ocasio-Cortez is Vicious, Cruel and Dishonest — and Determined to Destroy the America We Know

It took Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s visit to the border — and her dishonest comments afterward — to help me understand how profoundly vicious, cruel and dishonest she is.

When you look at the larger picture, it is clear that Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is eager and determined to undermine and destroy America as we have known it.

When your goals are that radical, lying is simply part of the game. When you despise American values and find the American people “deplorable” and contemptible, lying is perfectly natural.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Pelosi’s Daughter Says ‘Likely’ Some of ‘Our Fave’ Politicians ‘Implicated’ In Epstein Sex Trafficking Crimes What Does She Know?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s daughter issued a cryptic tweet in reaction to billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest for sex trafficking minors, suggesting that some Republican and Democrat politicians will be implicated in his crimes.

“This Epstein case is horrific and the young women deserve justice,” Christine Pelosi tweeted Saturday.

“It is quite likely that some of our faves are implicated but we must follow the facts and let the chips fall where they may — whether on Republicans or Democrats.”

These remarks are striking because they’re coming from the daughter of the third most powerful person in the nation.

Additionally, her use of the word “faves” denotes that these politicians are not only likely household names, but also enjoy popularity.

It appears she’s trying to get ahead of the next shoe to drop surrounding Epstein’s charges.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Scientists Warn California Earthquake Could Trigger Yellowstone Supervolcano

Powerful shocks could cause devastating global chain reaction

Alex Jones breaks down how scientists are concerned that the recent powerful California earthquakes could trigger an eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano under Wyoming, which experts believe would disrupt civilization on a planetary scale.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Secret Service Agent Says Obama is Muslim & Gay in New Tell-All Book

Washington, DC — A former Secret Service agent whose new book is quickly climbing Amazon’s best-seller charts, said he is concerned about the state of the country and says it is time the public knows the real truth about our Commander in Chief, Barack Obama.

Former agent, Paul Horner, in his new tell-all book “The Black House,” reveals what goes on inside the White House when the news cameras are turned off.

In an interview with NBC News, Horner told Senior Political Analyst Tom Downey that he is one-hundred-percent positive that President Obama is not only gay, but a radical Muslim as well.

“Everyone on the inside knows that Obama is gay and a Muslim, it is common knowledge,” Horner said. “I saw many men coming and going from Obama’s room, at all hours. I would say a good portion of the men, over fifty-percent, were Muslim.”

Downey: “In your book you talk about several rituals Obama preformed to unwind from his busy schedule. Can you elaborate on these for our viewers?”

Horner: “When no one was around, except his security, Obama couldn’t wait to get out of his suit and into his Muslim tunic. He would wear it while praying to the prophet Muhammad throughout the day. During these prayer sessions he insisted that he not be disturbed.”

Downey: “Your book spends a whole chapter devoted to the various “tortures” that Obama and the First Lady would subject you to. Can you explain?”

Horner: “Because I was white, Obama would force me to listen to Diana Ross at full volume, every day, at all hours of the night. It was horrible, I never got any sleep. This is one of the main reasons I finally had to quit.”

Downey: “Can you give us any insight on Obama’s feelings towards the American people?”

Horner: “He constantly made jokes about Americans, frequently referring to them as “mongoloids” and “idiots”. Christians were his favorite verbal punching bags. He has absolutely no respect for the Christian religion. I believe he actually hates Christians, and finds their ideology to be old fashioned and ignorant.”

Downey: “What are some of the things the public will find the most shocking?”

Horner: “Probably the sheer amount of men he welcomed into his bed quarters. I am in no way homophobic, but Obama’s insatiable lust for homosexual liaisons is like nothing I’ve ever witnessed. We’re talking 10-15 partners in a single day.”

Downey: “That’s amazing, 10-15 in a single day? Wow.”

Horner: “Also, at least once a day, Obama would have us log on to Facebook and report a page about a Dolphin named Fappy who travels around the country speaking to elementary school children about the dangers and consequences of masturbation. It was all very, very strange stuff.”

Downey: “Is there anything else you can tell us?”

Horner: “Yeah (Horner smiles), buy the book.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Starbucks Issues Statement Apologizing to Arizona Police Officers After Barista Asked Them to Leave

Starbucks has issued a statement apologizing to a group of Arizona police who were asked to leave one of their stores because another customer complained that their presence made them “feel unsafe” on the Fourth of July.

The corporation issued an apology to Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir, the six officers who were kicked out of the store and the rest of the department.

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

The Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Big Tech Doesn’t Want You to Know (Video)

Once a sleepy farming region, Silicon Valley is now the hub of a global industry that is transforming the economy, shaping our political discourse, and changing the very nature of our society. So what happened? How did this remarkable change take place? Why is this area the epicenter of this transformation? Discover the dark secrets behind the real history of Silicon Valley and the Big Tech giants in this important edition of The Corbett Report.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

With Jony Ive Gone, The Steve Jobs Era of Apple is Finally Over

Why would Jony Ive choose this moment to leave Apple?

It could be that even for someone as protean as Apple’s design chief, there are limits to what one man can achieve within a large corporation.

Ive leaves Apple later this year having been second only to Steve Jobs as the company’s magical rainmaker.

But he wants us to know that it’s not exactly farewell: “While I will not be an Apple employee I will still be very involved, for many, many years to come” he told The Financial Times. “This just seems a natural and gentle time to make this change.”

Hmm. Gentle?

Apple watchers are naturally fretting. “It makes me queasy to see that Apple’s chief designers are now reporting to operations,” wrote John Gruber on his blog, Daring Fireball.

Under Ive the product design team enjoyed unusual independence and influence. Now they will report to Jeff Williams, the chief operating officer.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

“Totally Unsuitable”: Farage Demands ‘Globalist’ UK Ambassador to US be Sacked Over Trump Memos

Nigel Farage has called for Britain’s ambassador to the United States to be fired after leaked memos revealed he described President Donald Trump’s administration as “inept” and “uniquely dysfunctional”, RT.com reports.

Sir Kim Darroch’s diplomatic cables were leaked to the Mail on Sunday and reveal his opinion of Trump’s White House from 2017 right up to this June, including his assessment that the administration’s Iran policy is unlikely “to become more coherent anytime soon.”

Reacting to the news, Brexit Party leader Farage said Darroch was “the wrong person to be the British ambassador,” and that he was “a globalist in outlook, totally opposed to the Trump doctrine.”

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

Are We Living in a Simulated Universe? Here’s What Scientists Say

What if everything around us — the people, the stars overhead, the ground beneath our feet, even our bodies and minds — were an elaborate illusion? What if our world were simply a hyper-realistic simulation, with all of us merely characters in some kind of sophisticated video game?

This, of course, is a familiar concept from science fiction books and films, including the 1999 blockbuster movie “The Matrix.” But some physicists and philosophers say it’s possible that we really do live in a simulation — even if that means casting aside what we know (or think we know) about the universe and our place in it.

“If we are living in a simulation, then the cosmos that we are observing is just a tiny piece of the totality of physical existence,” Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom said in a 2003 paper that jump-started the conversation about what has come to be known as the simulation hypothesis. “While the world we see is in some sense ‘real,’ it is not located at the fundamental level of reality.”

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Conservative Party Wins Greek Election, Ousts Left-Wing PM

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis comfortably won Greece’s parliamentary elections Sunday, delivering a stinging blow to leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after a tumultuous four years in office as the country struggled through a crippling financial crisis.

With more than 90% of votes counted, Mitsotakis’ New Democracy party had 39.8% of the votes, compared to 31.5% for Tsipras’ left-wing Syriza party.

The extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party, founded by neo-Nazi supporters, narrowly failed to make the 3% threshold needed to enter parliament — a huge fall of support for a party that had become the third-largest in the Greek legislature during the country’s financial crisis.

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German Election Committee Bans Two-Thirds of Populist Candidates From Regional Election

The Saxony election committee has refused to allow two-thirds of the candidates of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) to run in this year’s regional election, citing technical discrepancies.

Only two months before the region of Saxony goes to the polls, the region’s election committee has decided that the populist AfD will only be allowed to run 18 of their 61 candidates in what is seen as a massive blow to the party, which is tied for first place in the region in many polls, Tagesspiegel reports.

The committee highlighted the fact that AfD held party congresses on two separate occasions to pick their list of candidates, using two separate election methods.

This, according to the committee, meant that only the first party congress, which saw 18 candidates selected, was actually valid.

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Greeks Vote in National Elections, Leftists Expected to Lose Power

(AFP) — Greek voters will cast their ballots on Sunday in the country’s first national election of the post-bailout era, with leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s Syriza party expected to be ousted by the conservative opposition.

After nearly five years in power, Greece’s longest-serving crisis premier — as well as the youngest in more than a century — is battling to overcome a 10-point deficit in opinion polls amid widespread dissatisfaction after years of high taxation.

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Italy: Bankers’ Sentences Upheld in Parmalat Offshoot Trial

Geronzi, Arpe terms confirmed

(ANSA) — Rome, July 4 — Italy’s top appeals court on Thursday confirmed the sentences handed down to two top Italian bankers in 2013 for their role in the bankruptcy of a firm linked to the 2003 collapse of the Parmalat dairy giant.

Former Banca di Roma head Cesare Geronzi, 83, was convicted of fraudulent bankruptcy and usury over the closure of Parmalat’s ex-subsidiary Ciappazzi, a mineral water producer, and received a four and a half year jail term.

Former Capitalia CEO Matteo Arpe’s sentence of three years and six months was also upheld.

Judges also confirmed sentences for another six other indicted parties.

In July 2011 Geronzi received a four-year term for his role in the the fraudulent bankruptcy of foods conglomerate Cirio.

Geronzi, also the former chairman of premier merchant bank Mediobanca, lost his leading role in Italian capitalism when he stepped down from the helm of insurance giant Generali in April 2011.

In Italy jail terms do not usually take effect until the appeals process is exhausted, with two appeals granted in each case.

Unicredit was also fined 200 million euros for Banca di Roma’s role in the Cirio bankruptcy.

Founded in the mid-19th century, Cirio was Italy’s oldest food canner.

Cirio’s collapse was followed by that of Parmalat.

Parmalat went under in December 2003 in a false accounting scam that resulted in estimated debts of 14.5 billion euros.

The dairy multinational’s meltdown left more than 150,000 investors with virtually worthless bonds.

After his arrest at the end of 2004, Parmalat’s disgraced founder and ex-CEO Calisto Tanzi accused Geronzi of “pressuring” him to buy the Eurolat milk company from Cirio at a price far above its market value.

Geronzi denied Tanzi’s accusations which he said were “self-serving”.

However, the operation raised some eyebrows because proceeds from the sale were given directly to Banca di Roma, which not only had lent large sums of capital to Cirio but was also involved in placing both Parmalat and Cirio bonds with small investors.

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Italy: Competition Commissioner Will be Strategic — Di Maio

Will handle agricultural issues, minister tells Coldiretti

(ANSA) — Milan, July 5 — The appointment of a new European competition commissioner, hopefully an Italian, will be strategic, Deputy Premier and Labour and Industry Minister Luigi Di Maio said Friday.

“Even when they don’t handle agriculture,” he told the Coldiretti farmers group, “they will be able to address it.

“They will have veto power over many dossiers, on the guidelines for national products, which must be inspired by the total traceability of the products”.

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has said Italy is counting on getting a “weighty” economic commissioner after Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen got the EC presidency and France’s Christine Lagarde got the ECB post.

The centre-left and centre-right oppositions have accused the populist government of coming away with little to show from the horse trading over the EU’s top jobs.

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Italy: Putin Pays State Visit to Rome

To see pope, Mattarella, Conte, Di Maio, Salvini, Berlusconi

(ANSA) — Rome, July 4 — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday arrived in Rome for a one-day visit to the Italian capital.

His first appointment was at the Vatican where he saw Pope Francis.

Later in the day he saw President Sergio Mattarella at the presidential palace and in the late afternoon saw Premier Giuseppe Conte at the premier’s office.

Italy is in favour of lifting western sanctions against Russia, imposed for its intervention in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.

In an interview with Corriere della Sera ahead of the visit Putin spoke of “tried and tested” ties with Italy and said he was ready to restart dialogue on a broad strategic agenda with the United States.

This evening there will be a dinner at Villa Madama with deputy premiers Luigi Di Maio and Matteo Salvini.

They are the leaders of the two populist parties making up the government, Di Maio’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) and Salvini’s nationalist League party.

Salvini, who has outstripped Di Maio in the polls with anti-migrant and other hardline stances, has frequently voiced admiration for Putin and has more strongly than others advocated the dropping of western sanctions.

Finally, Putin will have a private meeting with Silvio Berlusconi, an old friend and mutual admirer.

Putin was accompanied by Foreign Minister Serghei Lavrov as well as the trade, energy, culture and health ministers.

Putin arrived in the Vatican for the audience with Pope Francis, his third, shortly after two o’clcok local — over an hour behind schedule.

The previous audiences with Francis were on November 25 2013 and June 10, 2015.

Putin has had six audiences with three popes in 19 years.

Putin was welcomed to the Vatican by the pope with a warm handshake.

Putin said on leaving Francis “thank you for the time you devoted to me and for the very substantial and interesting talks” while Francis told him “pray for me”.

After presenting his delegation and exchanging gifts with the pope, Putin and his entourage also had talks with Secretary of State Pietro Parolin and Monsignor Paul Richard Gallagher, secretary for relations with States.

He then left the Vatican for the Quirinal Palace where he was met by Mattarella.

Putin was again over an hour behind schedule, which is nothing new for the Russian president.

In the past he has kept US President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Queen Elizabeth of England waiting for some time.

However he recently arrived 30 minutes early for talks with North Korean President Kim Jong-un.

Putin arrived at the Italian premier’s office for bilateral talks with Conte shortly before six o’clock.

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Macron, “The Emperor of Europe”, Has Fallen

Weeks ago, the French President Emmanuel Macron had the opportunity to become the ‘Emperor of Europe’, as the Daily Express once referred to him. Following the European elections two months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was in a weakened position. The President’s Liberal Alliance group in Brussels could have won the presidency of the European Commission (EC). His vision was one of a ‘progressive alliance’, including social democrats such as Portugal’s Prime Minister, Antonio Costa, and centre-right parties like the Spanish Cuidadanos (Citizens). But even in her fragile state, Merkel has prevented the French from attempting to rule the Continent yet again. She has reminded Macron that Germany still pulls the EU’s strings.

A candidate from Merkel’s European People’s Party’s, Ursula Von Der Leyen, emerged as the nominee for President of the EC. Although the European Central Bank’s presidency went to the IMF’s former head, Christine Lagarde, the French President’s real opportunity to influence the EU’s direction laid in the EC. As CNN reported, Lagarde’s appointment was designed to ensure Macron remains on side, but losing the EC represents an utter humiliation for him.

At a time when Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, is leading the conservative charge against Brussels, Der Leyen’s appointment was designed to placate him. Even Italy achieved more from this process than the French did. Candidates from Salvini’s Lega Nord were never expected to win any European presidencies, but the Italians successfully collaborated with the Hungarians to block the original front-runner for the EC presidency, Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans, at the last minute. CNN said this move left the French angry.

To add to the French President’s pain, his Liberal Alliance group failed to secure the nomination for President of the European Parliament. That role was awarded to an Italian centre-left MEP called David-Maria Sassoli, in a bid to prevent any Eastern European candidate from being nominated to a post.

Furthermore, the Spanish have had their hand strengthened. Spanish Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell Fontelles, will be the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Even Belgium achieved more from this process than the French. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel was elected President of the European Council.

What is more humiliating for Macron is that his former election rival, Marine Le Pen, is now more likely to influence the EU’s direction than he is. It is important to remember that these appointments still need to be confirmed by the European Parliament, and alternate parties are likely to cause trouble here. CNN reported that the compromise EU leaders reached over these positions may be temporary when it comes against a fractious European Parliament. The May elections injected the body with a new intake of populist parties from both sides of the spectrum, including Le Pen’s National Rally. Her party achieved 23 percent of the vote over the French President’s La Republique En Marche (LREM) at 22 percent. The Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats are infuriated with Der Leyen’s appointment.

What these appointments prove is that Macron’s last opportunity to exercise any real influence abroad has been destroyed. The Daily Express’ ‘Emperor of Europe’ truly has no clothes. He is damaged goods at home and in Europe. Lagarde’s appointment was nothing more than a token gesture to keep a losing nation on side. At home, he is perceived as the ‘president of the rich’, and the yellow vest movement, triggered by rising fuel and living costs, has tarnished his presidency almost beyond repair. His only hope of surviving 2022 depends on who his opposition candidate is, but they would have to be awful for Macron to win. Either way, his presidency is about to enter a rather depressing chapter.

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UK: Girl, 11, Fighting for Life After Being Attacked Alongside Her Mother and Two Sisters in North London

“I heard screaming and then I saw a woman lying down on the ground where the (police) tent is.”

An 11-year-old girl is fighting for life after being stabbed alongside her mother and two sisters.

Police were called to Livingstone Road in Enfield at 12.13pm on Saturday to reports of an injured woman.

A woman in her 30s and three girls aged under 12 were all found suffering from stab injuries.

Following intensive treatment at hospital the woman and two of the children are not in life-threatening conditions.

One girl aged 11 remains in a critical condition.

A 44-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder and has been taken to a north London police station where he remains for questioning.

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Yellow Vests Hold Protest in France for 34th Consecutive Weekend (Video)

Yellow Vests protesters are hitting the streets of Paris for the 34nd weekend in a row on Saturday to rally against the French government’s policies.

The number of participants in the 33rd Yellow Vests weekend rally, which took place last Saturday across France, was only around 5,800 — half as many of the 11,8000 which took to the streets on 22 June, according to the French Interior Ministry. According to the ministry, the demonstration in Paris, however, saw 1,300 thousand demonstrators gather, whereas a week earlier only 1,100 attended.

The Yellow Vests movement erupted last November in response to planned fuel tax hikes in France, but has since evolved into a broader anti-government movement which even spread to other parts of the continent.

[Comment: Article dated July 6, 2019.]

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Brotherhood a Mere Shadow of Its Former Self, 6 Years After Egypt Uprising

by Amr Emam

(Cairo) — Egypt marked the anniversary of its people’s June 30 uprising against the Muslim Brotherhood.

But as Egypt memorialized the event, which has had far-reaching effects on its political, economic and ideological course, the Brotherhood, which was once the most vibrant Islamist organization in the world, was almost crushed.

Addressing the nation on the uprising anniversary, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said his administration had moved a long way in destroying the organization….

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Why Do Princesses Keep Fleeing Dubai?

by J.S. von Dacre

Jordanian-born Princess Haya, a wife of the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, has absconded to London after it is said that she has fled for her life. She married the Sheikh in 2004, becoming his sixth wife.

Princess Haya, who went to boarding school at the prestigious Bryanston School in the UK, is believed to want to remain in England. She initially fled to Germany earlier this year to seek asylum, and it has been reported that she is now staying in an £85m townhouse in Kensington Palace Gardens, London.

A source has said that the Princess, who is the daughter of King Hussein of Jordan, is fearful of being abducted and returned to her husband. Furthermore, the UK has a close relationship with the UAE, which could potentially compromise her situation if the Sheikh demands her return…

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Russian Government on Tommy Robinson: “The Oppression of Citizens Due to Their Opinions is Not Acceptable in Any State”

Surprising news: Russian government commented on British EDL founder Tommy Robinson facing jail time. “The oppression of citizens due to their opinions is not acceptable in any state”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reacted.

Exclusively for Komsomolskaya Pravda, the Russian Ministry of the Foreign Affairs said: In any democratic state — which the UK authorities consider their country to be — only a Court of Law has the right to define a citizens’ measure guilt or innocence.”

“According to the principle of judicial independence, it would be improper for us to comment on this trial before its end, though certainly we will continue to observe the situation closely.”

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“You Are Born to Clean Our Houses”: Persecution of Christians, April 2019

Slaughter of Christians

Sri Lanka: On Easter Sunday, April 21, Islamic terrorists launched a bombing campaign on Christians; the death toll reached 253, with hundreds more wounded. Eight separate explosions took place, at least two of which were suicide bombings: three targeted churches celebrating Easter Sunday Mass; four targeted hotels frequented by Western tourists possibly in connection with Easter holiday; one blast was in a house, and killed three police officers during a security operation. At least 39 foreigners — including citizens of the United States, Britain, Australia, Japan, Denmark and Portugal — were among the dead.

Most of the fatalities occurred in the three church-bombings. The worst took place in St. Sebastian’s, a Catholic church in Negombo; there, over 100 Christian worshippers were murdered. At St. Anthony’s Shrine, another Catholic church in Colombo, the nation’s capital, at least 52 were murdered; and at the evangelical Zion Church, at least 28 were murdered.

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Uttar Pradesh Man Kills Wife for Refusing Sex, Cuts His Own Genitals

The victim’s father has alleged that his daughter was being harassed for a long time for dowry by the accused.

GORAKHPUR: In a bizarre incident, a man killed his wife for refusing to have sex with him and then cut his own genitals.

The 24-year-old accused is undergoing treatment in the Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur.

According to police reports, the incident took place in Pokhar village in Siddharthanagar where the husband Anwarul Hasan lives.

The couple was alone at home when the accused Hasan strangled his wife after she rejected his request for sex. Hasan, who works in Surat in Gujarat, got married to the 20-year-old victim only a year ago and had returned home two days ago.

The neighbours informed the police after they noticed the victim lying on the ground and the accused Hasan drenched in blood on Saturday morning.

Hasan was rushed to district hospital from where he was referred to Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur…

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Chilling Inside Story Behind Australia’s ‘Black Widows’

How two ruthless women preyed on vulnerable men before convincing them to commit murder

The crimes of two women who seduced men in order to get them to do their murderous bidding have been laid bare.

Michelle Burgess and Melissa Shaw wielded a certain control over men that was so powerful they were able to convince men to do almost anything they asked — including murder for them.

Charming Adelaide housewife Michelle Burgess developed an intimate relationship with her husband’s boss Kevin Matthews at a tyre retailer in 2001.

By July of the same year, she had convinced Matthews that she was in love with him and plotted to murder his wife, Carolyn.

She told him she, too, would murder her husband Darren so they could be together.

But Matthews had no idea Burgess had a legion of other men who were also enthralled by her — and believed her lies.

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Google Censors Trending Topics Emails in New Zealand After Government Complains

Google has suspended its trending topics emails in New Zealand after the government criticized the company for indicating that New Zealanders were frequently searching for information on a murder suspect.

Reuters reports that Google suspended its email alerting system in New Zealand following criticism from the government for failing to suppress details about the identity of Jesse Kempson, who is accused of killing 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressed disappointment about Google’s failure to follow a court order censoring Kempson’s name.

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Of Course: Twitter Speech Nazis Block Noted Crime Researcher John Lott From Tweeting True Facts Related to New Zealand Shooting

The author of “More Guns, Less Crime,” who broke ground years ago with research proving that the greater availability of firearms in the hands of law-abiding Americans leads to fewer instances of crime, announced Friday that Twitter banned him just because he cited facts regarding mass shootings.

According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, which Lott runs, the researcher’s account was blocked after he sent out a tweet regarding the New Zealand mosque shootings that occurred in March.

What’s more, the speech Nazis at Twitter haven’t, as of this writing, even bothered to explain to Lott or the center why he was banned.

Here’s the ‘offending’ tweet — which was actually sent in March shortly after 26-year-old Brenton Tarrant killed 50 people in a pair of mosques, live-streaming the murders in the process:…

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1,000 Haitian Migrants Apprehended Since June 10 at Texas Border

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 1,000 Haitian migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico since June 10.

Officials in the Del Rio Sector located on the Central Texas border with Mexico report the apprehension of more than 1,000 migrants from Haiti who illegally crossed the Rio Grande since June 10, according to information provided by Border Patrol officials. Of those more than 1,000 Haitian migrants, officials report more than 800 are composed of Family Unit Aliens (FMUA).

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20% of Federal Inmates Are Immigrants, Mostly Mexican

One-fifth of all federal prison inmates are not U.S citizens, many facing illegal immigration charges, according to new data from the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

There are a total of 35,009 “criminal aliens” of 180,344 in prison, and 60% are Mexican, according to an analysis provided to Secrets by David Olen Cross of Salem, Ore., a crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime.

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Acting Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services: Trump Admin Ready to Deport 1 Million Illegal Aliens (Video)

The Trump Administration is ready to deport approximately 1 million illegal aliens, according to the acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ken Cuccinelli.

ICE is preparing to deport illegal aliens with removal orders.

“They’re ready to just perform their mission, which is to go and find and detain and then deport the proximity one million people who have final removal orders. They’ve been all the way through the due process and have final removal orders,” Cuccinelli said during an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “ Who among those will be targeted for this particular effort, or not, is really just information kept within ICE at this point.”

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Arrested Migrant Ferry Captain to Sue Salvini for Slander

Migrant transport NGO captain Carola Rackete has announced she will be filing a lawsuit against Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini over insults from the populist party leader.

The defamation suit was announced by Rackete’s lawyer Alessandro Gamberini, who told Italian media, “We have prepared the legal complaint against minister Salvini,” adding, “it’s not easy to make a complete list of all the insults Salvini has made these last weeks,” Kronen Zeitung reports.

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Bombshell: Dem Rep. Secretly Sends Staff to Mexico to Teach Migrants How to Beat Asylum System

This needs to be spread far and wide…

Is this the bombshell to end all bombshells?

Well, it could involve a sitting Democrat Congresswoman being in A LOT of trouble with the law — so yeah, it’s pretty big.

If you’ve never heard of Veronica Escobar, you have now…

Democrat Rep. Veronica Escobar (TX) is secretly sending staff to Mexico to find and coach migrants who are trying to enter the United States and is instructing them how to “exploit a loophole” to game the asylum process, multiple U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials allege.

The Washington Examiner reports that, according to the National Border Patrol Council’s El Paso chapter and several CBP agents, Escobar’s staff is trying to find migrants that have been returned from El Paso, Texas to Mexico “under the ‘remain in Mexico’ policy, then coaching them to pretend they cannot speak Spanish to exploit a loophole letting them return to the U.S.”…

Mark H. Metcalf, a former federal immigration judge, told the Examiner that a criminal case could be brought against Escobar if she is found to be involved in the alleged scheme, which amounts to fraud and making false statements to U.S. officials.

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Horror — Illegal Alien Now Tied to Possibly 750 Murders

Remember the story of Billy Chemirmir? He’s the illegal alien from Kenya who is charged with murdering 12 elderly women in Texas.

Now Next News Network is reporting that there has been a development and Chemirmir is now officially accused of 6 more murders, bringing the total to 18, while being investigated for up to 732 more…

OK, let’s pause for a moment and ask a very important question.

Why is this not national news that is airing on every single network?

I think you and I both know why.

The mainstream media is pushing against Trump’s wall and for massive immigration.

Exposing one of the worst, if not the absolute worst, mass murderers in American history may be worth covering if he were not an illegal alien.

[Comment: Put him in a room with the family male family members of those seniors he killed.]

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Judges Use EU Law to Block Deportation of Criminal Migrant

Judges have blocked the deportation of a Romanian criminal convicted of a string of offences including burglary, robbery, and possession of a knife, citing European Union law.

20-year-old Denis Viscu has racked up 14 convictions for 20 offences since his arrival in the United Kingdom in 2007, perpetrated between July 2014 and March 2017.

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Libya to Release All Migrants From “Detention Camps” After Tripoli Attack

In a move that will likely result in even greater political instability in Europe, which in recent years has become the primary target for every migrant holed up in Libya and just waiting for the chance to cross the Mediterranean, The New Arab reports that Libya’s UN-backed government is contemplating shutting down slave migrant detention centers and releasing all the detainees for their own safety, after airstrikes targeted one such center on Tuesday in a devastating attack which killed at least 53 people.

The strike left at least 130 wounded when it hit a hangar in which the migrants were detained in the Tripoli suburb of Tajoura. In the aftermath of the deadly bombing, Fathi Bashagha, the interior minister of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) told the assistant to the UN special envoy to Libya, Maria do Valle Ribeiro, his government was accountable for the safety of Libyan civilians, including detained migrants.

However, Bashagha said the authority did not have the capacity to protect the centers in the face of airstrikes from advanced F16 jets, according to ministry.

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Salvini to Amend Law to Confiscate Ships From Migrant Transport NGOs

Populist Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini is said to be reworking the security and migration decree to allow the government to confiscate ships flying under the Italian flag.

The new proposal comes as Italian migrant transport NGO Mediterranea Saving Humans announced it would be putting another vessel to sea following the confiscation of the Mare Jonio in May.

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Tlaib Backs AOC, Says Border Detention Centers ‘Absolutely’ Concentration Camps

This is why Pelosi distancing Democrat Party from far-left wing.

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When Do We Get to Too Many?

Dems to introduce bill to allow in 100,000 refugees.

The border crisis continues to be a growing problem with virtually no solution in sight. The two sides of the aisle are too busy fighting each other and President Donald Trump to get anything accomplished. The Dems want open borders while the rest of the U.S. wants to protect our borders and everyone inside them. Now a new bill is set to be introduced by the Democrats that will increase the number of refugees we take in each year to a whopping 100,000.

The “Northern Triangle and Border Stabilization Act” (H.R. 3524) being introduced by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) is an attempt to increase the number of at-risk immigrant refugees with an emphasis on speeding up the process.

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A Perversion of Justice

Recently the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) abdicated their responsibility to proclaim God’s truth by adopting Critical Theory and Intersectionality as guiding principles. Critical Theory and especially Critical Race Theory assume what they set out to prove. It is at best, circular reasoning on steroids. What it is at worse is a system for justifying racism against whites. If that statement makes you nervous, you are probably influenced by the now non-stop drumbeat of the white supremacy, white privilege nonsense perpetrated by Critical Theory race baiters embedded in the Southern Baptist Convention as well as many other denominations.

Critical Theory has already conquered numerous universities as evidenced by the growing number of white privilege courses being offered to students. The reason there is no uproar over this insanity is because college freshman have already been indoctrinated with the socialist, leftist, Marxist global citizenship lies such that by the time they enter college they have become victims of mass mind control that makes the CIA blush over its effectiveness…

According to the Socialists-Communists in the U.S. Senate and House, as well as Socialists-Communists in every level of government and even in the U.S. Judiciary, American’s who believe in the rule of law, in the God-given rights of Americans, in liberty and freedom, in limited government, and State’s rights to tell the U.S. Government to “take a hike,” are prime candidates for re-education. That means many Americans must be indoctrinated with an ideology that sees religion, by which is meant true Christianity, and patriotism, by which is meant nationalism, as “bourgeois.”

The questions I have for all those Protestant and SBC leaders and the growing number of confessing Socialist-Communist Evangelicals such as Tim Keller and David Platt, is this: How do you legitimately espouse such demonic nonsense and think you are being true to the gospel of Jesus Christ? How can you adopt Critical Theory, Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, Social Justice, homosexual and even transgender propaganda and believe you are remaining faithful to the Scriptures? What people who hide behind and fly the flag of “inclusion” are really doing is waving the white flag of surrender to culture and the demonic hordes that have carefully crafted American culture for the last one hundred plus years. People who believe they are Christians and who see no conflict with their support of Critical Theory, Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, Big Gay, and every other interest that sets itself against the truth of God, have become useful idiots for the enemies of Christ and of the freedom and liberties we enjoy as Americans.

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Church of England Will Not Challenge ‘Same-Sex’ Marriage if Spouse Becomes Trans

The Church of England has confirmed that it will not challenge the “same-sex” marriages of its parishioners if a spouse changes gender after marrying.

Currently, the church’s teaching is that marriage is between a man and a woman, however the Bishop of Newcastle the Right Reverend Christine Hardman confirmed on Thursday that it would not challenge a marriage between a couple if one of them became transgender after the marriage had been performed, reports The Times.

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Depopulate to Repopulate — an Ancient Formula for Control

The word that describes what our founders rejected is feudalism. Today it’s called socialism

Progressives, under the guise of Social Democrats and, now, the mainstream Democrat Party, have fully embraced the concept of depopulation, but they’re no longer targeting people of color, certain ethnicities or sexual orientation. The bull’s eye is boldly painted on the back (because cowards won’t face their adversary) of anyone who still believes in God, family and country.

Citing every eccentric theory that pits Man against nature, pious social justice armies have turned against themselves in their zeal to rid the nation and the planet of their enemy. It’s not just the craven masked mobs roaming the streets of Portland, Oregon and D.C. assaulting unarmed bystanders with cement-laden “milkshakes,” iron bars or planned acid balloon attacks.

Self-righteous leftists settled in for the long haul, committing decades to infiltrate public schools, government, media and religious institutions. Over time, they’ve engineered dramatic revisions of history in each of these domains to reflect their altered view of the world.

Employing every device possible, politicians, jurists, educators and bureaucrats have instituted legislation, curricula and regulations inducing fear of overpopulation—that the environment can’t sustain the current number of human bodies, methane-excreting animals, cultivated crops or mined resources. The last two generations have been browbeaten with anxiety that their predecessors have bequeathed them a beleaguered earth and they are tasked with its rescue from… who? Themselves, of course.

How are these despairing youngsters to accomplish the impossible?

Lucky for them, grizzled hipsters from the sixties successfully indoctrinated them with the simple solution: reduce the population. Which begs the next question. How? Looks like the old socialists had that covered, too.

I. Remove all moral standards

Remove all moral standards. This is the first imperative to instituting depopulation. Without a moral code anything goes and, now, it does.

II. Manufacturing environmental crises

Manufacturing environmental crises. Re-zoning to displace whole populations, curtail housing and agriculture allow health disasters to occur.

III. Importing an underclass

Importing an underclass. This aspect of depopulation by displacing citizens with foreign peoples is two-fold and has a basis in history.

IV Sustaining an underclass

Cities under the leadership of liberal officials, most all democrats, have suffered like no other municipalities and counties across the nation. Economic depression ushered in during the previous presidential administration, along with platitudes that America’s days of productivity and invention were over, instigated a loss of jobs, property and optimism that has beset the largest cities in America.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

French Press Criticises U.S. Women’s Soccer Team for Being ‘Mostly White’

The French press has criticised the American team which is heading into the FIFA Women’s World Cup for association football (soccer) for being “mostly composed of white players”.

Le Monde, a left-leaning daily and of France’s newspapers of record, published an articleby Stéphanie Le Bars lamenting the fact that a soccer team which has “become in the United States the symbol of the defence of sexual minorities and the equality of rights between men and women” is insufficiently diverse.

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

Police Investigate Death Threats to Movie Theater Owners Screening Pro-Life Film ‘Unplanned’

Police have been called in to investigate allegations of death threats made to cinema theater owners in Canada who had scheduled to screen the pro-life movie Unplanned.

B.J. McKelvie, president of Cinedicon, the Canadian distributor of the film that tells the story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood manager-turned pro-life activist, confirmed two Canadian independent cinema owners reported threats that caused them to be “fearful for their families,” said LifeSiteNews.

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

Socialism — Its Adherents and the Enduring Lies

Paraphrasing Mark Twain, there are lies, damned lies, and socialism.

The leader of the White opposition, the distinguished admiral Alexander Kolchak, was defeated on the battlefield, betrayed by the Allies and captured by the Bolsheviks.

During the interrogation, the Bolsheviks, astounded by their own victory, were trying to understand how they could defeat the well-supplied regular army, led by experienced military commanders.

“Admiral, why didn’t you promise land to peasants? You could have won this war,” the interrogators asked (Russia was an agrarian country and the ownership of land was one of the most compelling issues of the revolution). “I would not promise what I could not deliver” was the admiral’s response.

The interrogators just smiled. They did promise the land and won.

Bolsheviks who had a propensity for fancy names called it “monopoly on the revolutionary truth.” In other words, the truth in the “decaying” world of capitalism does not mean what it does in the world of “triumphant” socialism. In practical terms, when Bolsheviks promised democracy, freedom, liberty, and inexorable “land to the peasants,” “bread to the hungry,” “peace to the people,” those zealous Bolshevik slogans sounded great but the Russian people found soon enough that “land to the peasants” meant forced collectivization; “bread to the hungry” — man-made famine; and “peace to the people” — civil war.

A hundred years later the Russian socialist school of power politics (Bolsheviks were socialists and belonged to the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party) remains central to socialists’ vie for power. While successfully separating themselves from a grisly gang of Bolshevik terrorists, the progeny have preserved their doctrinal commitment, and methods of operation including the most effective of them — demagoguery and lies. In this context, the Orwellian observation that “The worst advertisement for socialism is its adherents” is the true embodiment of socialism.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Satanic Temple Has Evolved Into an Anti-Trump Movement, And Leftists Are Flocking to it

Previously, Satanism in America had always been a shadowy underground movement, but the Satanic Temple has changed all that.

Instead of avoiding the public eye, they believe that their rebellion against conservatives and Christians “requires a level of political participation”…

‘Traditionally, Satanists practice very privately, closed doors, black candles, black metal music, but with the Satanic philosophy being where Satanism represents rebellion against arbitrary authority, we believe it requires a level of political participation. I think that we need to go into the public sphere and announce ourselves without shame.’

The organization grew rapidly after it was founded, but if Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 election that probably would have put a damper on their political activism.

But once Donald Trump won the election, interest in the group absolutely exploded…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

What if a Catholic Priest Did This? Oregon Library Allows Drag Queen to Roll Around on the Ground With Children

Now imagine that priests were reading stories to children in public buildings and were photographed rolling around on the floor with toddlers. Do you think there would be a great hue and outcry? I’m certain there would be, and deservedly so. But why is everyone completely silent about these men taking liberties with children all over the country?

Rossi isn’t the only queen acting inappropriately at these events. In Houston, it was discovered that two drag queens had criminal histories of child molestation and weren’t even supposed to be near schools or places where children go but had escaped the library director’s notice, and because he failed to do any background checks, the molesters were hired to read to children. Let that sink in. A Houston library allowed two sex offenders to read to children.

PJ Media reached out to MCL to ask what safety protocols they have in place for volunteers or employees who work with children. Jeremy Graybill, spokesperson for the library, refused to answer any specific questions about their policies or this event. He refused to explain why the photographs were removed. Instead, he sent a generic, rambling, non-answer.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

World Shocked by Discovery of Leftist Satanic Pedophile Cult

There is a movement on the left to normalize partial birth abortion and the abuse of children in the name of being “progressive” and “tolerant”. Alex exposes this is a vampire cult like spirit meant to give power to those that celebrate the darkness of Satan.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

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

  1. The statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry about the persecution of opinion is very funny. When will they stop lying?

    But seriously: In Russia, the secret services would have thrown drugs into his car, like a journalist Ivan Golunov. After that, he would be prosecuted not for opinion, but for possession and distribution of drugs.

  2. Re: French press criticises US women’s soccer team for being “mostly white”.

    Would they make the same complaint about the NFL & NBL? (American Football and Basketball leagues, which are mostly black; I daresay their players got there on merit, so why not the soccer women?)

    • its like when you run out of things to critisize, you choose something stupid like race or not enough race…

      I wouldn’t be surprised, however, if its the good old divide and conquer classics – after all, such articles serve only one purpose – to increase inter racial tensions

  3. Great news on the Tommy Robinson front: Tommy has officially asked President Trump for political asylum in the US. Let us hope and pray that this happens before the Brits put him away and have him killed. This is truly a race against time at this point.

    https://www.rt.com/uk/463687-tommy-robinson-us-asylum/

    Also regarding the Tommy situation, Bruce Bawer has one of the best articles on the topic:

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274221/when-british-justice-died-bruce-bawer

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