Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/15/2019

Two congresswymyn, Ilhan Omar (D-Somalia) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Palestine) were denied entry to Israel. The decision by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came after President Trump had urged on Twitter that Mss. Omar and Tlaib be kept out of the Jewish state due to their blatantly anti-Semitic statements.

In other news, the autopsy on Jeffrey Epstein revealed that several bones in his neck were broken, injuries that are more consistent with being strangled than with hanging oneself.

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USA
» A New Species of Leech is Discovered Near Washington, D.C.
» According to the Federal Government, 19 Million Acres of Farmland Were Not Planted With Crops This Year
» All-Digital Hollywood Actors? Arthur C. Clarke Called it Over 30 Years Ago
» Americans Say Murder More Likely Than Suicide in Epstein Case
» Antifa Protesters Who Shut Down L.A. Freeway Complain in Op-Ed That LAPD ‘Spies’ ‘Infiltrated’ Their Meetings
» Asteroid Warning: NASA Shock as Huge Space Rock Skims Earth Days After Near Miss
» Autopsy Finds Jeffrey Epstein Had Several Broken Neck Bones
» CNN Brays for Gun Control During Coverage of Police Standoff in Philadelphia
» D.C. Archbishop Calls for Investigation Into Alleged Homosexual Predator at National Shrine
» Dr. Marc Siegel “More Suspicious Than Ever” Epstein Was Murdered
» Epstein Tapes Emerge: Dead Pedophile Describes His Lifestyle in Unearthed Recordings
» Experts: Broken Bones in Jeffrey Epstein’s Neck ‘Are Common in Victims of Homicide by Strangulation’
» Facial Recognition Software Mistook 1 in 5 California Lawmakers for Criminals, Says ACLU
» Google Engineer Goes Public, Devastating Tech Giant
» How Did Yahoo News Scoop an FBI Document That Turns Conspiracy Theories Into Domestic Terrorism Threats?
» Is Empire Giving Jussie Smollett the Ripped-From-Headlines Treatment?
» Jeffrey Epstein’s Injuries More Common in Victims of Strangulation Than Hanging
» Leaked Documents Show Google Actively Targeting InfoWars for Censorship
» Man Allegedly Wanted to Stab Students at Elementary School Painted Like an American Flag
» Metropolitan Correctional Center ‘Accidentally Released’ Serial Bank Robber Days Before Epstein’s Death
» Mystery, Anger Linger Over the Firing of a Pro-Trump Top State Department Official
» New Species of Prehistoric Shark Discovered in Aiken
» NYT Staffer Pleads With Newsroom: ‘We’re Not F**king Part of the Resistance’
» President Trump Needs an Ally as Intel Director
» R. Kelly a No-Show for Hearing on Cook County Sex Abuse Charges
» Trial Possible in City’s Lawsuit Against Smollett
» US Women’s National Team, US Soccer Federation Head to Mediation Over Equal Pay
» Uzbekistan Immigrant in New Haven Pleads Guilty to Sending Money to Help Others Join ISIS
» Video: Residents Harass, Throw Objects at Philly Police Leaving Scene of Shootout
» Video: CNN Brays for Gun Control During Coverage of Police Standoff in Philadelphia
» Voters Defeat ‘Green New Deal’ Advocate in Los Angeles City Council Race
» What is Going on at CNN? Scandals Explode for Fake News All-Stars April Ryan, Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo
 
Europe and the EU
» Austria: Islamic Extremism is Still Number One Terror Threat
» Austria: Muslim Taxi Drivers Refuse to Transport Guide Dogs for the Blind
» Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Sets Sail for U.S. In Solar-Powered Yacht
» Dutch MP Warns “Rule of Law Will Disappear” In Islamized Europe.
» German Judge Attacks Salvini for Mocking Photo of Open Borders NGO Activist
» Italy: Is Salvini Killing the Five Star Movement?
» Khan Backs Fabian Socialist Scheme for British Slavery Museum in London
» Man From Malmo, Sweden, Arrested for Bombing in Denmark
» Mind Control: Chip Implants Will Zap Obese People When They Think About Food
» UK: ‘What Next, #KnifeFree watermelons?’ — Lammy Enraged by Anti-Crime Campaign in Chicken Shops
» UK: Boris Accuses Remainer MPs of ‘Collaborating’ With EU to Stop Brexit
» UK: Far-Left Corbyn Calls on MPs to Install Him as Temporary PM to Stop No-Deal Brexit
» UK: Khan’s London: Man Stabbed in Face Outside Govt Department Responsible for Law and Order
» Update: Tommy Robinson’s Prison Visit Cancelled, Confirmed
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Confirmed: Netanyahu to Block Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib From Entering Israel
» Donald Trump Says Israel Should Block Omar, Tlaib: They Hate ‘All Jewish People’
» Israel Reportedly Bars Anti-Semite Democrat Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar From Entering Israel on Friday
 
Middle East
» Children of British ISIS Members Will Not be Allowed to Return to UK
 
Far East
» Beijing Holds ‘Patriotic’ Indoctrination Course for Catholic Priests
» China Blocks U.S. Navy Ships From Visiting Hong Kong
» Hong Kong Activist Leader Calls for a Run on the Bank
» Press Grills Hong Kong Chief: ‘When Will You Die?’
» Tens of Thousands of Chinese Troops Mass Inside Sports Stadium Near Hong Kong Border
 
Australia — Pacific
» Fake Chinese Police Car is Spotted Driving Around Perth and Scaring Locals Who Fear They’re Being Spied on — But Cops Won’t Do Anything About it
» Haunting New Footage Shows Sydney Knifeman Dazed and Confused in a Hospital Emergency Room a Week Before His ‘Deadly Rampage’
» Teenager Who Was Stabbed by Gang Members at a Fish and Chip Shop Says He’ll Take Revenge Because the Cops Won’t Stop the Rampaging Thugs
 
Latin America
» A Nation is Vanishing: Has Venezuela Lost Almost 20 Percent of Its Population?
 
Immigration
» Channel Migrants: Kayak and Small Boats Transport 30 People
» Germany: Three Iraqi Asylum-Seekers Charged With Planning an ‘Islamic Extremist Attack’
» Macron Looking for Deal to Land NGO Ship Filled With Migrants in France
» Mostly Black Americans Apply for Jobs at Koch Foods After ICE Raids Remove Hundreds of Illegal Aliens
» Two ICE Buildings Hit With Gunfire in San Antonio
 
Culture Wars
» Dad Horrified as Public School Convinces Daughter She’s a ‘Boy’… and He Can’t Stop it
» Dance Celebrating Gay Sexual Behavior in Church Sanctuary Shows What God Sees in the Hearts of Many Priests
» Harvard Law Prof Laurence Tribe: White Supremacists Oppose Abortion to Avoid ‘Non-White Replacement’
» Lone Boy Holds Crucifix High to Protest LGBT March, Police Carry Him Away
» NY University Promotes Paper Comparing Cow Insemination to ‘Rape, ‘ Milking Cows to ‘Sexual Abuse’
 
General
» Understanding Modern UEFI-Based Platform Boot
 

A New Species of Leech is Discovered Near Washington, D.C.

Smithsonian researcher describes a previously unknown species of olive-green bloodsucker that has three jaws with up to 59 teeth

In the summer of 2015, when Smithsonian research zoologist Anna Phillips and other scientists were standing in slow-moving swamp water, letting leeches latch onto their bare legs or gathering them up in nets from muddy pond bottoms, they didn’t realize that some of the bloodsuckers they’d collected belonged to an entirely new species. But in a just-published paper in the Journal of Parasitology, Phillips and her colleagues from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the Royal Ontario Museum report that a previously unknown leech species, Macrobdella mimicus, is the first to be discovered on the continent in more than 40 years.

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

According to the Federal Government, 19 Million Acres of Farmland Were Not Planted With Crops This Year

This is a crisis that is going to affect all of us

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, crops were not planted on 19.4 million acres of U.S. farmland this year. The following comes directly from the official website of the USDA…

Agricultural producers reported they were not able to plant crops on more than 19.4 million acres in 2019, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This marks the most prevented plant acres reported since USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) began releasing the report in 2007 and 17.49 million acres more than reported at this time last year.

So this is the largest number that the USDA has ever reported for a single year, and it is nearly 17.5 million acres greater than last year’s final tally of less than 2 million acres.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

All-Digital Hollywood Actors? Arthur C. Clarke Called it Over 30 Years Ago

In a recent article titled “Will Smith, Robert De Niro and the Rise of the All-Digital Actor,” the Hollywood Reporter spots the latest special effects trend. Old and busted? Digital spaceships. The new hotness? Digital thespians.

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

Americans Say Murder More Likely Than Suicide in Epstein Case

Americans aren’t buying that disgraced financier and convicted sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in jail last weekend.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 29% of American Adults believe Epstein actually committed suicide while in jail. Forty-two percent (42%) think Epstein was murdered to prevent him from testifying against powerful people with whom he associated. A sizable 29% are undecided.

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

Antifa Protesters Who Shut Down L.A. Freeway Complain in Op-Ed That LAPD ‘Spies’ ‘Infiltrated’ Their Meetings

Rush-hour traffic in Los Angeles can be nightmarish under the best of circumstances. A drive from, say, Santa Monica to downtown L.A. might take a half-hour in the middle of the night, but it could be two or three times as long during the morning and afternoon commute times. Every day, hundreds of thousands of drivers across Southern California consult their Google Maps and Waze apps looking for the accidents, stalled cars, jackknifed semis and any of the other minor inconveniences or outright catastrophes that can shut down a lane or, heaven forbid, an entire freeway and stand between them and where they need to be.

Drivers in Los Angeles are accustomed to these unforeseeable events and most often bear them with aplomb. That aplomb is tested to its very limits when someone deliberately sets out to disrupt traffic, most especially when it’s done in the furtherance of a dubious cause. On two occasions in the fall of 2017, members of the group Refuse Fascism, in a display of protest against the “Trump/Pence regime,” walked onto the 101 Freeway in downtown L.A. and brought morning rush-hour traffic to a standstill, an act for which the participants were prosecuted.

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

Asteroid Warning: NASA Shock as Huge Space Rock Skims Earth Days After Near Miss

ANOTHER asteroid is set to fly agonisingly close to Earth just weeks after 2006 QQ23 skimmed past our planet.

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

Autopsy Finds Jeffrey Epstein Had Several Broken Neck Bones

Official narrative being questioned more than ever before

On this Thursday, August 14 in the year of our Lord 2019, David Knight breaks down new details surrounding the mysterious death of elite pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

CNN Brays for Gun Control During Coverage of Police Standoff in Philadelphia

Without any facts or details, network promoted the need for gun control

While admitting that it had virtually no details about an active shooter engaged with police in Philadelphia Wednesday night, CNN immediately called for more gun control, and even used the opportunity to promote Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris’ gun control proposals.

Reports now indicate that an armed suspect opened fire and wounded six officers in north Philadelphia during a nearly eight-hour standoff after a warrants was served to search for narcotics.

The Suspect is in custody, and all six police officers have been released from hospital.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

D.C. Archbishop Calls for Investigation Into Alleged Homosexual Predator at National Shrine

Washington, DC, Archbishop Wilton Gregory said Tuesday he hopes to see a full “forensic investigation” into the case of Monsignor Walter Rossi, rector of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, who has been accused of serial homosexual predation.

Meanwhile, Msgr. Rossi’s home diocese of Scranton, PA, has opened a formal inquiry into allegations against the priest that date back to at least 2013, Catholic News Agency (CNA) reported Wednesday.

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

Dr. Marc Siegel “More Suspicious Than Ever” Epstein Was Murdered

Dr. Marc Siegel says that in the aftermath of Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy results being revealed, he is “more suspicious than ever” that the sex trafficker was murdered.

“The hyoid bone in the neck being fractured and other fractures in the neck, make it more likely, and again, this is a percentage call, more likely that it was a homicide than a suicide,” Siegel told Fox News.

Siegel went on to say, “I am now more suspicious than ever that this could be a homicide.”

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

Epstein Tapes Emerge: Dead Pedophile Describes His Lifestyle in Unearthed Recordings

In 2003, Jeffrey Epstein sat for five hours to give a rare interview with journalist David Bank, offering his thoughts on subjects ranging from mathematics, to exorbitant wealth, to the important of prenuptial agreements.

Having obtained copies of the interview, Bloomberg‘s Tom Metcalf offers select clips of the interview from a “sling-back chair on his private Carribean island.”

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

Experts: Broken Bones in Jeffrey Epstein’s Neck ‘Are Common in Victims of Homicide by Strangulation’

When it was first reported that pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein had died in a maximum-security prison, supposedly by suicide, the internet was immediately ablaze with conspiracy theories. That’s not so strange considering that several people had warned beforehand that Epstein had dirt on many important people — people who would be well served by his untimely death.

An autopsy has now found, the Washington Post reports, that Epstein “sustained multiple breaks in his neck bones, according to two people familiar with the findings.” And that’s rather… interesting:

Among the bones broken in Epstein’s neck was the hyoid bone, which in men is near the Adam’s apple. Such breaks can occur in those who hang themselves, particularly if they are older, according to forensics experts and studies on the subject. But they are more common in victims of homicide by strangulation, the experts said.

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

Facial Recognition Software Mistook 1 in 5 California Lawmakers for Criminals, Says ACLU

SACRAMENTO — California Assemblyman Phil Ting has never been arrested, but he was recently mistaken for a criminal.

He’s not surprised.

Ting (D-San Francisco), who authored a bill to ban facial recognition softwarefrom being used on police body cameras, was one of 26 California legislators who was incorrectly matched with a mug shot in a recent test of a common face-scanning program by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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

Google Engineer Goes Public, Devastating Tech Giant

Project Veritas founder explains what bombshell documents mean for future of Big Tech

James O’Keefe joins The Alex jones Show to shed light on the latest damning Google document dump from the anonymous whistleblower who has decided to go public.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

How Did Yahoo News Scoop an FBI Document That Turns Conspiracy Theories Into Domestic Terrorism Threats?

In Brief

The Facts:

Yahoo News seems to have gotten exclusive access to publicize an FBI report on the dangers of fringe conspiracy theories, but nobody seems to be explaining how that happened, given the document explicitly states it was not meant for the public. Reflect On:

Can we see more clearly how much effort is being made to control our perception of the world? Will realizing this help propel us closer to awakening to the truth?

By now the concept of ‘perception-building’ should be familiar to those who have read some of my commentaries on the mainstream media. But for those who haven’t, I am referring to a process by which information is presented to us that attempts to make us see the world a particular way. Rather than encouraging us to make up our own minds based on raw factual evidence, the powers that be are selective in what information is presented to us, and they use social engineering methods, technology, and persuasion techniques—both overt and subliminal—to maintain a collective perception that favors their agenda.

For truth-seekers, one of the essential tools in the toolbox is to notice when perception-building is going on, and figuring out what the motive is, which almost always comes back to control and power.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Is Empire Giving Jussie Smollett the Ripped-From-Headlines Treatment?

Lee Daniels, what are you up to? On Tuesday, Chicago residents spotted something very peculiar: Empire‘s cast and crew filming in the same area where Jussie Smollett claimed to have been attacked in January.

Fox recently confirmed what Daniels already told us: After being indicted on 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report for his assault—charges that were eventually dropped in a surprising reversal—Smollett will not be returning for the show’s sixth and final season. (Smollett has consistently maintained his innocence.) But now the strangely coincidental filming location prompts another question: Is Empire about to give its former star the ripped-from-headlines treatment?

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

Jeffrey Epstein’s Injuries More Common in Victims of Strangulation Than Hanging

Officials refuse to comment on autopsy results.

Jeffrey Epstein’s injuries that led to his death are more common in victims of homicide by strangulation than by hanging, autopsy results have revealed.

The autopsy found that Epstein sustained numerous breaks in his neck bones.

“Among the bones broken in Epstein’s neck was the hyoid bone, which in men is near the Adam’s apple,” reports the Washington Post. “Such breaks can occur in those who hang themselves, particularly if they are older, according to forensics experts and studies on the subject. But they are more common in victims of homicide by strangulation, the experts said.”

Officials have refused to comment on the new information from Epstein’s autopsy.

As we previously reported, shrieking and shouting was heard from Jeffrey Epstein’’s cell on the morning he died, while one of Epstein’s guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Center was not a regular corrections officer.

Epstein is said to have hanged himself using bedsheets, although a former inmate at the same facility this would have been impossible because they’re not much stronger than paper.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Leaked Documents Show Google Actively Targeting InfoWars for Censorship

With censorship on the rise, it’s critical you share this link!

A new Project Veritas bombshell exposé details how Google has broken its own search engine to algorithmically censor conservatives.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Man Allegedly Wanted to Stab Students at Elementary School Painted Like an American Flag

A Florida man is accused of planning to kill elementary school students because they attend a school painted to look like an American flag.

Authorities say Andrew Ivan Aman, 22, plotted to stab as many children as possible at Bellamy Elementary School in Tampa, Florida, before police took him into custody under the state’s Baker Act for a mental health evaluation.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Metropolitan Correctional Center ‘Accidentally Released’ Serial Bank Robber Days Before Epstein’s Death

A serial bank robber awaiting sentencing at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan was “accidentally released” from federal custody just days before a series of ignored protocols gave Jeffrey Epstein the opportunity for his apparent suicide.

Michael Matthews, 58, was told Aug. 7 he was free to leave the New York facility which, in recent days, has come under fire after Epstein, 66, died from an apparent suicide after being left alone in his cell for hours on Saturday — despite recently being on suicide watch, and despite protocol requiring otherwise.

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

Mystery, Anger Linger Over the Firing of a Pro-Trump Top State Department Official

Kiron Skinner, a top State Department appointee and respected black foreign policy scholar, was fired earlier this month, but exactly why she was fired remains something of a mystery.

Immediately after she was fired, Politico published a piece citing anonymous sources that blamed her “abusive” management style, including “making homophobic remarks” and accusing people of having affairs.

However, in the days since, supporters of Skinner have claimed there were other reasons behind her firing.

One former senior administration official said Skinner was targeted because she was determined to implement President Trump’s America First agenda at the agency, and because she had a powerful position as head of policy planning.

The former official said Skinner was the only person who could effectively block or accept policy memos from the various regional and functional bureaus from going up to Pompeo. This frustrated career officials and Trump appointees who disagreed with the agenda alike, the former official said.

“The entire building wanted her gone,” the former official said.

The former official said the complaints about her using homophobic language were “absolutely inaccurate.”

“It’s the same exact thing they do to a lot of people in the administration, including the president. They can’t call her a racist, so they call her homophobic,” the former official said.

[Comment: Deep state has spent decades filling government office with their acolytes. Anyone who is America first has to be ousted.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New Species of Prehistoric Shark Discovered in Aiken

More than 30 million years ago, scientists believe that 20 to 30 feet of salt water covered Aiken and much of the surrounding area.

In that sea swam sharks, rays and other creatures, and their fossilized remains can be found here today.

Jim Knight, an Aiken resident, teamed up with Dave Cicimurri to study to those prehistoric animals.

Knight is a former curator of natural history at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, and Cicimurri is the museum’s current curator of natural history.

One of the sharks they identified wasn’t previously known to science, and they named it in honor of Aiken and Aiken County.

It is called Isogomphodon aikenensis and is considered a new species of daggernose shark.

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

NYT Staffer Pleads With Newsroom: ‘We’re Not F**king Part of the Resistance’

“We have to remember we are not advocates for the left.”

The New York Times takes a lot of heat from the right for just existing.

But this week things turned majorly introspective at a newsroom meeting in which a staffer told his coworkers that they all need to remember that they’re not part of the left-wing movement.

That they even needed a reminder on this matter speaks volumes.

The meeting came after Manhattan’s paper of record caught hell when editors ran — and then changed — a headline that put President Trump in a favorable light. The headline changed after the Twitterverse descended on theNYT like an angry swarm of bees.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

President Trump Needs an Ally as Intel Director

by Christopher C. Hull

President Donald Trump should go with his gut and name an ally as the permanent director of national intelligence.

As of Aug. 15, the positions of director and principal deputy director of national intelligence and head of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) are all technically vacant.

Outgoing intelligence director Daniel Coats, a well-respected former U.S. senator from Indiana, resigned after repeatedly making plain he disagreed with the president’s view of the world. Meanwhile, Sue Gordon, Coats’s principal deputy director, likewise submitted her resignation.

Gordon did so after Donald Trump Jr. rightly pegged her as an ally of the allegedly law-breaking leaker House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), and the famously Communist-voting former Obama Central Intelligence Agency Director John O. Brennan. In Coats’s and Gordon’s wake, retired Vice Adm. Joseph Maguire, a decorated Navy SEAL, takes the reins as acting director, leaving open his former post as NCTC director.

Throughout this complex story, intelligence community sources have made clear that they long for compliant leadership, someone willing to toe the line of all their favorite narratives, especially that the Russians colluded more with Trump’s presidential campaign than that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Now, acting intel director Maguire is by all accounts a good man with an honorable record of service to our nation. According to one expert, there is no time limit on acting directors. Another report suggests that it’s unclear whom Trump will pick to be his nominee to permanently take over as spy chief. The President has said, “I’m in no rush because we have a great acting [director].”

That said, while Senate intel committee chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.) praised Adm. Maguire’s willingness to serve, he called on the president to nominate a permanent director “during this critical time for our country.”

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R. Kelly a No-Show for Hearing on Cook County Sex Abuse Charges

R. Kelly was a no-show for a court date at the Cook County criminal court house Thursday, the first hearing on his pending sex crimes cases since he was taken into federal custody last month on conspiracy and racketeering charges filed by prosecutors in Chicago and New York.

On a nearly monthly basis since he posted bond in February on charges related to alleged sexual abuse of four victims in Cook County, Kelly has walked in and out of the Leighton Criminal Court Building for hearings in his case — usually wearing a suit, sunglasses and trailed by a small entourage. Kelly, who was arrested July 11 on federal charges and has been held without bond since, “refused transport” from the downtown Metropolitan Correctional Center to the Southwest Side courthouse, Assistant State’s Attorney Jennifer Gonzalez said in court Thursday.

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

Trial Possible in City’s Lawsuit Against Smollett

Lawyers in Chicago’s lawsuit seeking $130,000 from “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett are anticipating a short trial, possibly as early as next summer.

That’s according to a five-page status report filed in federal court Thursday that also notes Smollett is considering legal action against the city “for their conduct underlying the arrest and their conduct thereafter.”

The earliest the city’s lawsuit could be ready for trial is June 2020, according to the status report. The trial would likely last two or three days.

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

US Women’s National Team, US Soccer Federation Head to Mediation Over Equal Pay

US women’s football players reached an impasse Wednesday in mediation with the US Soccer Federation in their dispute over equal pay with the American men’s squad.

Molly Levinson, a spokesperson for the US women’s players, said the group will “eagerly look forward to a jury trial.”

[Comment: Brats demanding equal pay when in fact adding their total compensation, they are getting more than the US male players — who don’t get beaten by 15yr old soccer teams.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Uzbekistan Immigrant in New Haven Pleads Guilty to Sending Money to Help Others Join ISIS

A citizen of Uzbekistan living in New Haven pleaded guilty Thursday to trying to raise money to send other U.S. residents to fight for the Islamic State in Syria.

Azizjon Rakhmatov, 32, entered his plea before United States District Court Judge William F. Kuntz, II in New York as part of a years-long investigation into a group of immigrants from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan who tried to support people hoping to travel to Syria to fight for ISIS or tried to travel there themselves.

Rakhmatov was associated with two men who planned to travel to Syria and to fight for ISIS, Abdurasul Juraboev and Akhror Saidakhmetov, who both previously pleaded guilty and have been sentenced to 15 years in prison, prosecutors said.

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

Video: Residents Harass, Throw Objects at Philly Police Leaving Scene of Shootout

After a wild standoff and shootout that left six cops wounded in Philadelphia, residents pelted objects and shouted obscenities at some of the officers involved.

Video footage shows officers leaving the scene of the shootout, only to be physically confronted, laughed at and verbally abused by onlookers.

Bear in mind that the suspect, 36-year-old Maurice Hill, had a lengthy history of gun convictions, was being served a warrant related to a drug offense and could easily have killed some of the cops involved.

The officers were heckled and laughed at as they walked through the crowd, with one woman pushing a cop and calling him a “bitch ass ni**a.”

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

Video: CNN Brays for Gun Control During Coverage of Police Standoff in Philadelphia

Without any facts or details, network promoted the need for gun control

While admitting that it had virtually no details about an active shooter engaged with police in Philadelphia Wednesday night, CNN immediately called for more gun control, and even used the opportunity to promote Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris’ gun control proposals.

Reports now indicate that an armed suspect opened fire and wounded six officers in north Philadelphia during a nearly eight-hour standoff after a warrants was served to search for narcotics.

The Suspect is in custody, and all six police officers have been released from hospital.

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

Voters Defeat ‘Green New Deal’ Advocate in Los Angeles City Council Race

Republican John Lee defeated Democrat Loraine Lundquist on Tuesday in a special election for a vacant northwest San Fernando Valley seat on the Los Angeles City Council in which the Democrat backed L.A.’s version of the “Green New Deal.”

Lundquist, an academic, supported L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s plan to shutter three natural gas power plants and replace them with wind and solar power, though officials said that would be insufficient for the city’s needs.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

What is Going on at CNN? Scandals Explode for Fake News All-Stars April Ryan, Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo

Slurs, sexual accusations, and assaults mire Fake News Network

Something’s happening at CNN.

No, we’re not talking about the network’s record low ratings.

CNN anchors can’t seem to stay out of trouble.

This week three different CNN anchors have been the focus of major controversies — and it’s only Wednesday.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Austria: Islamic Extremism is Still Number One Terror Threat

An Austrian intelligence report states that radical Islamic terrorism is still the number one security issue in the country, with returning Islamic State fighters a chief concern.

The report, which comes from the Austrian Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BVT), states that returnees from the Middle East are difficult to predict in their actions and pose a danger due to possibly having combat experience acquired overseas, Kronen Zeitung reports.

By the end of last year, the BVT estimates that at least 320 individuals from Austria travelled to fight for radical Islamic terror groups in Syria or Iraq, with 107 likely to have been killed and 93 having returned.

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

Austria: Muslim Taxi Drivers Refuse to Transport Guide Dogs for the Blind

Muslim taxi drivers in Austria are refusing to transport blind people with guide dogs because dogs are seen as being unclean in Islamic culture.

Tiroler Tageszeitung reports on how a former board member of the Association for the Blind, who is totally blind herself, ordered a taxi to drop her off at Innsbruck airport.

However, when the taxi arrived, the driver refused to take her dog.

Taxi operators Anton Eberl and Harald Flecker apologized for the incident but stressed that they only mediate calls and do not own the taxis.

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

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Sets Sail for U.S. In Solar-Powered Yacht

The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg set sail from Plymouth England in a $4.8 million racing yacht to attend a U.N. climate conference in New York.

The latest move by Miss Thunberg has been touted by some as a sign of the teenager’s all-out commitment to the environment, while others have dissed the affair as a silly publicity stunt and elitist virtue-signaling.

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

Dutch MP Warns “Rule of Law Will Disappear” In Islamized Europe.

Dutch MP Geert Wilders has warned that the Western rule of law will “disappear” if the Islamization of Europe continues unabated.

The anti-Islam figurehead urged his countrymen to abandon political correctness and take a stand for their nation and way of life.

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German Judge Attacks Salvini for Mocking Photo of Open Borders NGO Activist

A judge in Germany has ordered populist Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini to remove a photograph of a pro-migration NGO activist or face a hefty fine.

The photo of Sören Moje, a member of the crew of a ship belonging to the NGO Mission Lifeline, was published on Twitter by Salvini last year after the group had labelled Salvini a “fascist”, Italian newspaper Il Giornale reports.

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Italy: Is Salvini Killing the Five Star Movement?

According to reports, some party members of the Five Star Movement are thinking of ditching the left-wing populist party for Salvini’s National Populist League party.

After strong disagreements between Salvini’s League and their coalition partners in the Five Star Movement (M5S), it’s looking more and more likely that Italy will be seeing a new election in the near future. With Salvini’s party currently polling at around 38-40 percent, some of the M5S members could be looking leave the left-wing populist party — whose support has dropped dramatically — for Salvini’s National Populist party, Il Giornale reports.

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Khan Backs Fabian Socialist Scheme for British Slavery Museum in London

London mayor Sadiq Khan has come out in support of a British slavery museum in the capital, an idea promoted by the socialist-progressive Fabian Society.

Mayor Khan said the presence of the museum would help “fight racism”, telling The Guardian: “It’s right and fair that all Londoners see themselves and their history reflected in our city’s museums and cultural institutions.

“Learning more about the uncomfortable nature of our city and our nation’s role in the transatlantic slave trade can serve to deepen our understanding of the past and strengthen our commitment to fight racism and hatred in all its forms,” the Labour politician added…

The United Kingdom is already home to the International Slavery Museum — in Liverpool — and while Mr Khan said he backed a museum “acknowledging Britain’s role in the slave trade” he did not state whether the museum would also pay tribute to the country’s work to end the Atlantic Slave Trade, notably through the work of abolitionist parliamentarian William Wilberforce and the Royal Navy’s West Africa Squadron.

The British also helped put an end to the enslavement of European Christians by the predatory Barbary States of North Africa through a number of dangerous naval missions, and to the enormous but little-acknowledged Arab slave trade in East Africa.

The London museum is the idea of the Fabian Society, the United Kingdom’s oldest left-wing think tank which avowedly “consists of socialists” and campaigns for a “classless society” and what it considers a “just” redistribution of wealth.

The Fabian Society seeks to realise its socialist agenda by stealth rather than revolution, as epitomised by the choice of name, “Fabian”, which the think tank’s website explains is derived from the name of the Roman general Quintus Fabius, who delayed his attacks on the Carthaginians under Hannibal and chipped away at their forces until they were weak enough for a decisive strike:

[Comment: Propaganda designed to guilt trip whites and make them feel inferior and apologize non stop for their ancestors.]

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Man From Malmo, Sweden, Arrested for Bombing in Denmark

Swedish police have arrested a 22-year-old man in the multicultural Swedish city of Malmö in connection with the recent bombing of a Tax Board office in Denmark.

Police officer Tony Pallon of the regional investigation unit at the Police Region South said that the 22-year-old was arrested this week and that investigators are searching for another man, aged 23, in connection with the attack, broadcaster SVT reports.

“We have arrested a 22-year-old Swedish man, and are calling for a 23-year-old Swedish man internationally. They are suspected of the explosion at the Tax Board,” police chief Jörgen Bergen Skov added.

While no motive has emerged for the bombing, the wanted 23-year-old is said to have been nominated as a candidate for the far-left Vänsterpartiet (Left Party), formerly the Communist Party of Sweden, as a local municipal candidate in a prior election.

[Comment: So not a Muslim, but a white lefty.]

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Mind Control: Chip Implants Will Zap Obese People When They Think About Food

It’s all gone a Black Mirror, people.

Six morbidly obese people (with a body mass index of over 45) have agreed to take part in a clinical trial that will allow scientists to implant a chip in their brains zapping them when they think about food. Unhealthy foods, may we add.

The chip, known as a responsive neurostimulation system (RNS), was originally developed to treat people with epilepsy, shocking people to stop the seizure before it begins.

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UK: ‘What Next, #KnifeFree watermelons?’ — Lammy Enraged by Anti-Crime Campaign in Chicken Shops

Labour’s David Lammy MP launched into a furious tirade against a government anti-knife campaign being rolled out in chicken shops, suggesting it plays into racist tropes about black people.

The campaign, spearheaded by the Home Office under its new secretary of state, Priti Patel MP, will see chicken boxes at “210 chicken shops in England and Wales, including Morley’s, Dixy Chicken and Chicken Cottage” branded with the #KnifeFree hashtag on the outside and short “true stories” about young knife criminals and the negative impact of crime on their lives on the inside.

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UK: Boris Accuses Remainer MPs of ‘Collaborating’ With EU to Stop Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accused Remain-backing parliamentarians of “collaborating” with their “European friends” to stop Brexit.

Prime Minister Johnson made the comments during his first “People’s PMQs” on Wednesday, where he used Facebook to talk directly to the country and answered pre-selected questions from members of the public.

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UK: Far-Left Corbyn Calls on MPs to Install Him as Temporary PM to Stop No-Deal Brexit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn last night urged Remain-supporting MPs to help him topple Boris Johnson and install him as a “caretaker” prime minister to stop a no-deal Brexit.

The leader of the Opposition wrote to parliamentary colleagues on Wednesday night, stating that he intends to table a vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson’s government “at the earliest opportunity when we can be confident of success” — and, if he gained the support of the Remainer-dominated House of Commons, he would delay Brexit.

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UK: Khan’s London: Man Stabbed in Face Outside Govt Department Responsible for Law and Order

A man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after a stabbing outside of the Home Office on Thursday.

Armed police were called to Marsham Street outside the Home Office building to a report of a man with a knife at around 1 p.m., with Metropolitan Police Service firearms officers attending shortly thereafter.

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Update: Tommy Robinson’s Prison Visit Cancelled, Confirmed

Outside of HMP Belmarsh, I have an update on the confirmed, then cancelled visit with Tommy Robinson while he’s serving time in prison for journalism.

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Confirmed: Netanyahu to Block Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib From Entering Israel

It has been confirmed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will block the entrance of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering Israel due to “suspected provocations and promotion of BDS” reports Channel 12 New’s Dana Weiss.

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Donald Trump Says Israel Should Block Omar, Tlaib: They Hate ‘All Jewish People’

President Donald Trump urged Israel on Thursday to ban Democratic Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting their country.

“It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib to visit,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds.”

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Israel Reportedly Bars Anti-Semite Democrat Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar From Entering Israel on Friday

Under Israeli law, backers of the BDS movement can be denied entry to the country, but Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer last month said they would be allowed in out of respect for the US-Israeli relationship.

President Trump — who has criticized the congresswomen on Twitter in an apparent effort to cast their hard-left views as the face of the Democratic Party — was unhappy at Israel’s original decision not to bar them, according to Channel 13.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham has denied that Trump had ever given any kind of directive to the Israelis.

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Children of British ISIS Members Will Not be Allowed to Return to UK

Children of British ISIS members stranded in Syria will not be allowed to return to the UK, the government has reportedly decided.

At least 30 British children are currently being held with their mothers in camps in northern Syria, after being detained as they fled the crumbling ISIS caliphate.

The government has been under pressure to bring them home from the dangerous and overcrowded camps, both from local Syrian authorities and from the Trump administration.

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Beijing Holds ‘Patriotic’ Indoctrination Course for Catholic Priests

ROME — Officials of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) hosted a week-long training program for Catholic priests who have enlisted in the state-controlled Catholic Patriotic Association, organized around the theme “Guiding the Catholic Church to follow a path conforming to socialist society.”

A first-hand report from the training course, which took place from July 21 to July 27, was published Wednesday by AsiaNews, the official press agency of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, detailing how priests are instructed to carry on socialism, sinicize Catholicism, place their country ahead of their faith, and develop “an independent, autonomous and democratic Church,” free from Rome’s authority.

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China Blocks U.S. Navy Ships From Visiting Hong Kong

The U.S. Pacific Fleet confirmed on Wednesday that China had blocked a previously scheduled visit for two U.S. Navy ships to Hong Kong, adding that it hopes Beijing will soon reconsider and continue allowing the American military to have ties to the capitalist port city.

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Hong Kong Activist Leader Calls for a Run on the Bank

Prominent Hong Kong pro-independence political activist Chen Haotian has called for a run on Chinese banks, asking that everyone withdraw their money on the same day.

Haotian is a founding member and the convenor of the Hong Kong National Party.

Arguing that large scale protests have only led to injuries and escalating police brutality, Haotian believes another method could be used to severely undermine China’s influence — a good old fashioned run on the bank.

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Press Grills Hong Kong Chief: ‘When Will You Die?’

The pro-communist China leader of Hong Kong Carrie Lam fielded tough questions during a press conference Tuesday amid chaotic pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese region.

During the conference, a reporter told the embattled leader of Hong Kong, “You blame your own political misjudgment on others, and refuse to acknowledge your mistakes.”

According to the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency, the journalist from Hong Kong’s public broadcaster RTHK proceeded to ask, “When will you accept political responsibility to end citizens’ fear? … When will you be willing to step down? When will you tell the police to stop?”

Journalists shouted more questions as she began to answer. The barrage of questions continued as she abruptly abandoned the podium.

One reporter shouted, “Do you have a conscience?”

Another yelled, “Mrs. Lam, many citizens have been asking recently when you will die?”

[Comment: Demonrats watching closely to see how Communist China responds. They can’t wait to use Communist China’s tactics to suppress conservatives, christians and whites.]

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Tens of Thousands of Chinese Troops Mass Inside Sports Stadium Near Hong Kong Border

Preparing for invasion?

Tens of thousands of China’s People’s Armed Police (PAP) troops are massing inside a sports center just a few kilometers away from Hong Kong.

“The Shenzhen Bay Sports Center was packed with thousands of members of China’s People’s Armed Police (PAP) — the armed forces’ unit dedicated to crushing internal unrest — practising drills on Thursday morning,” reports the Financial Times.

“There are tens of thousands of troops inside but they aren’t letting us inside to clean, I’ve only been able to sneak a peek,” said a worker at the stadium.

According to the FT, despite authorities demanding PAP troops be sealed off from the outside world, “the sounds of boots stomping and thousands of personnel roaring” is echoing throughout the stadium.

The whole area has been turned into a “military restricted zone” and reporters are being asked to leave.

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Fake Chinese Police Car is Spotted Driving Around Perth and Scaring Locals Who Fear They’re Being Spied on — But Cops Won’t Do Anything About it

A Land Rover with Chinese police livery is cruising around the streets of Perth, terrifying the local Chinese community amid the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, but police claim it’s not illegal.

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Haunting New Footage Shows Sydney Knifeman Dazed and Confused in a Hospital Emergency Room a Week Before His ‘Deadly Rampage’

Mert Ney, 20, stormed through Sydney covered in bloody and brandishing a large kitchen knife on Tuesday afternoon.

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Teenager Who Was Stabbed by Gang Members at a Fish and Chip Shop Says He’ll Take Revenge Because the Cops Won’t Stop the Rampaging Thugs

The 18-year-old was stabbed by a rival gang in a clash outside a fish and chip shop on Wednesday at 6.50pm, in Dandenong, Victoria.

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A Nation is Vanishing: Has Venezuela Lost Almost 20 Percent of Its Population?

A staggering 15 to 19 percent of Venezuela’s total population has left the country amid an economic and political crisis with no clear end in sight, a new survey estimates. And those numbers are likely to increase in coming months and years if there are not profound changes in the South American country.

A recent poll by the Caracas-based think tank, Consultores 21, found that 48 percent of all families had an average of 1.6 members living abroad. Based on those numbers, the organization estimates that anywhere from 4.7 million to 6 million of the nation’s 31.8 million people are now living abroad.

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Channel Migrants: Kayak and Small Boats Transport 30 People

Thirty migrants have been intercepted crossing the Channel in four small boats, including a kayak.

Border Force officials were alerted to the first incident at about 04:00 BST, with the last three hours later.

The vessels were picked up by a Border Force cutter and a coastal patrol vessel, and brought to Dover.

The Home Office said the group was made up of 27 men, one woman and two children. Two of those rescued were found in a kayak.

The migrants, who presented themselves as Iranian and Afghan nationals, were medically assessed before being transferred to immigration officials.

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Germany: Three Iraqi Asylum-Seekers Charged With Planning an ‘Islamic Extremist Attack’

Federal prosecutors in Germany say that they have charged three Iraqi refuges with planning an Islamic extremist bomb attack.

On Wednesday, prosecutors formally accused Shahin F. and Hersh F. of preparing acts of violence and Sarkawt N. of assisting the two, the Associated Press reports.

The Iraqi asylum seekers last names have been withheld from the public as per German privacy laws.

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Macron Looking for Deal to Land NGO Ship Filled With Migrants in France

A French Interior Ministry source has claimed France is negotiating a deal to help land 151 migrants aboard a vessel belonging to Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms.

The government say they have been in contact with the European Commission to look for a resolution to the current situation which has seen the NGO vessel denied access to several European ports including Italy and remain at sea for the past 13 days, El Pais reports.

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Mostly Black Americans Apply for Jobs at Koch Foods After ICE Raids Remove Hundreds of Illegal Aliens

According to NBC News, the immigration officials picked up 680 workers in what was being billed as the biggest single-day, one-state sweep in U.S. history, officials said.

The raids hit seven plants in six cities, and most of the workers arrested are Latino. “While we are a nation of immigrants, more than that, first and foremost, we are a nation of laws,” said U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst of the Southern District of Mississippi. “They have to come here legally or they shouldn’t come here at all.”

Breitbart News reports —Roughly 150 locals attended an August 12 job fair to apply for jobs at the Koch Foods’ plants in Mississippi.

The fair was run after the August 7 removal of 243 alleged illegal migrants in two of the company’s chicken processing plants, according to local authorities.

“By 10 a.m., a crowd of dozens was on hand … Most were black and spoke with accents from the American South. A few appeared white or Hispanic,” ABC News reported.

According to USA Today — The raids detained 680 mostly Latino workers in what marked the largest workplace sting in at least a decade. Of those, about 300 were given future court dates and released, but they can’t return to work.

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Two ICE Buildings Hit With Gunfire in San Antonio

Bullets missed federal officers by two inches!

The FBI is investigating the shooting of two Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) buildings in San Antonio, Texas.

The agency is describing the incidents as “targeted attacks” of federal agents, with bullets missing an employee by only two inches.

Despite the shooting taking place at 3 a.m., multiple federal employees were working in the offices at the time.

Acting Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Ken Cuccinelli, tweeted out a photo of one of the bullet holes that went through a window.

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Dad Horrified as Public School Convinces Daughter She’s a ‘Boy’… and He Can’t Stop it

The transgender curriculum in public schools is quite literally resulting in the recruitment of children to the transgender cause

August 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Over the past several years of writing on the subject of the transgender phenomenon, I’ve received many phone calls and emails from despairing parents. The details are always different, but the stories are always very much the same: Their child, often struggling with body image issues, autism, or mental illness, was persuaded by peers and the public school establishment that he or she—usually she—was transgender. Other possibilities are almost always rejected, and often the parents face threats from the school authorities or social services for not being “affirming” enough of their child’s desire to switch genders. The results are always heartbreaking.

One recent example was detailed this month in USA Today by Jay Keck, a suburban dad who lives just outside of Chicago. His nightmare began in April of 2016, when his 14-year-old daughter became convinced that she was in fact a boy—with the staff of the public school in Hinsdale District #86 emphatically endorsing this delusion and opposing Keck’s attempts to help his daughter every step of the way. In fact, the teenage girl, who had shown no indication of gender dysphoria or a desire to be male throughout her childhood, is on the autism spectrum—a fact her school ignored when she declared herself to be transgender after beginning to hang out with another girl who professed to be a “boy” trapped in a female body.

Keck’s daughter chose a male name, and the school staff—”who had full knowledge of her mental health challenges”—began using that name without telling either Keck or his wife. They began to treat the teenage girl as a male, referring to her as “he” and “him,” and when her parents finally discovered what was going on and requested that their daughter be referred to by her legal name, they ignored their wishes. When challenged, the assistant superintendent of the school district claimed that this was because they were simply following the law, but as Keck pointed out, there was no such law, only a 2016 directive from the Obama administration “that said schools need to officially affirm transgender students”—guidelines that were blocked by a judge that same year and rolled back by the Trump administration in 2017.

Things soon got even worse. As Keck described it:…

In short: the introduction of transgender curriculum in public schools is quite literally resulting in the recruitment of children to the transgender cause, introducing confusion that is having predictable but devastating effects.

The transgender phenomenon is destroying children and teens, and there will be much suffering in the years ahead as boys and girls grow up to grapple with the permanent decisions that adults are facilitating and enabling. In the meantime, if your children are in public school, pull them out—now. You won’t regret it. Our public schools are now the ground zero of a grand cultural experiment, and children are the guinea pigs. Make sure that your children are safe.

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Dance Celebrating Gay Sexual Behavior in Church Sanctuary Shows What God Sees in the Hearts of Many Priests

A video now making the rounds on social media shows two scantily clad men performing a homoerotic dance in the magnificent sanctuary of Saint Peter Apostle Church in Montreal.

The two dancers perform to Jeff Buckley’s sexualized adaptation of the song “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen, according to gloria.tv, which first called attention to the disturbing three-minute video.

“The hallelujah is not an homage to a worshipped person, idol or god,” Buckley explained to the Dutch magazine OOR, “but the hallelujah of the orgasm,” noted the gloria.tv report.

The most disturbing scene in the video comes in its final seconds, as the camera zooms in on the hands of two male dancers, imitating Michelangelo’s famous depiction of the creation of Adam, as the hands of God and man touch.

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Harvard Law Prof Laurence Tribe: White Supremacists Oppose Abortion to Avoid ‘Non-White Replacement’

Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe tweeted on Sunday that “white supremacists oppose abortion” because they fear it will “reduce the number of white infants” and eventually contribute to “non-white replacement.”

The professor ignores the disproportionate effect of abortion on black Americans and the fact that actual white supremacists like Richard Spencer endorse abortion.

[Comment: Oh yes, that the reason people oppose abortion, for sure…what a jack*ss. More proof you can have a top degreee and still be stupid.]

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Lone Boy Holds Crucifix High to Protest LGBT March, Police Carry Him Away

A picture of 15-year-old boy standing alone with his crucifix and rosary held high as police in riot gear and LGBT protesters march toward him has gone viral.

The photo of brave schoolboy Jakub Baryla — standing in the middle of a street as rainbow flag—waving protesters march toward him with government police leading the way — is an awesome visual metaphor, perfectly depicting the very real threat of weaponized, politicized LGBT ideology against the children of the entire world.

This picture is worth more than 1,000 words.

The drama occurred during an “Equality March” in Plock, Poland.

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NY University Promotes Paper Comparing Cow Insemination to ‘Rape, ‘ Milking Cows to ‘Sexual Abuse’

A paper currently being promoted by a New York university calls on society to consider the rampant “sexual exploitation” of dairy cows by the milk industry in order to “fully fight gendered oppression.”

Specifically, the author compares cattle insemination to “rape” and the milking of cows to “sexual abuse.”

Titled “Readying the Rape Rack: Feminism and the Exploitation of Non-Human Reproductive Systems,” the paper was published Friday in a journal called Dissenting Voices, which is published and edited by the Women’s and Gender Studies program at the College at Brockport State University of New York.

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Understanding Modern UEFI-Based Platform Boot

To many, the (UEFI-based) boot process is like voodoo; interesting in that it’s something that most of us use extensively but is — in a technical-understanding sense — generally avoided by all but those that work in this space.

In this article, I hope to present a technical overview of how modern PCs boot using UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface). I won’t be mentioning every detail — honestly my knowledge in this space isn’t fully comprehensive (and hence the impetus for this article-as-a-primer).

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8 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/15/2019

  1. “Taxi operators Anton Eberl and Harald Flecker apologized for the incident but stressed that they only mediate calls and do not own the taxis.” they can, however, stop cooperation with any driver that is discriminatory towards clients. Loosing cash will cause a sudden change of heart in many of the muslim drivers, I’m sure.

  2. Re: “A New Species of Leech is Discovered near Washington, DC”.

    I daresay the Baron would say they have enough already.

  3. Have you posted a link to this “wondrous” opus of the Pope? I could not notice.
    https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-08/pope-francis-interview-europe-amazonia-synod-politics-environmen.html

    Comment of a Russian-speaking Catholic:
    https://edgar-leitan.livejournal.com/376923.html


    Francis said in an interview that European countries should abandon the dangerous sovereignty (national sovereignty of individual countries), which inevitably leads to war, and do the most important thing – the rescue of “climate refugees” (sic!) and the systematic resettlement of migrants from Africa to Europe and Middle East, which should for the modern Catholic personify Christ himself. All European ports should be ready for the unconditional and unlimited acceptance of migrants from any country in Africa and the Middle East. Especially migrants from Africa should be massively distributed and resettled in European countries, where their own population has decreased due to aging and migration (ta-ramm-ta-tamm!) To other countries (sic!).

    The resettlement of migrants in such regions will bring the cultural diversity that is required by modern united Europe to enrich their cultural diversity and give agriculture the necessary labor. Countries that think primarily about their own sovereignty and shut themselves off from other cultures and diversity behave like Hitler. United Europe must be über alles.

    …. Our dear puppeteers, obviously despising the plebs or “population”, “residents” (Bevölkerung, Einwohner) (the word “people” – das Volk – in Germany, for example, is under unspoken prohibition, labeling the person who uses it as a “Nazi”), they don’t even hide their strategic plans for the complete destruction of the nations that we knew in the 19th and 20th centuries, by means of global ethnic change, and identifying any kind of national identity with fascism. But not only that. They thwart any attempts at free public discussion on all these topics, which are strictly taboo.


    A few years ago, I could not even think that in my right mind I could seriously take all these conspiracy theories as reality, transforming our everyday lives at a catastrophic pace, making it unrecognizable, disgusting, devoid of the slightest glimmer of hope.
    This Jesuit from South America, a cryptocommunist (like by default all Latin American Jesuits, and indeed almost all of the current Jesuits, unfortunately), called the “Pope”, is personally painful for me and so far completely insoluble “casus conscientiae” (a difficult case for conscience). What to do when you understand with growing horror and complete hopelessness: “The king is a fake!” (quote from a famous Soviet film)

  4. News from a country that pretends to be Russia.

    https://tvrain.ru/news/zhitel_ingushetii_pohitil_13_letnjuju_devochku_chtoby_zhenitsja-491739/

    A nineteen-year-old resident of Ingushetia stole a 13-year-old girl to marry her. The police consider him a violation of article 126 of the Criminal Code (kidnapping), according to the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the republic.

    On the evening of August 14, a 36-year-old resident of Nazran reported to the police that her daughter was abducted by an unknown person in a VAZ-2110 car. The investigative-operational group left for the scene, which found the woman’s daughter and returned her.

    • He only drove a VAZ? Better he should have driven a new Volga or Audi to kidnap his future wife with; maybe his future in-laws would have taken him more seriously then.

    • Abducting girl to get wife is old tradition in the Caucasus. Not even the Soviet regime was able to uproot it. Now they don’t use horses but motorcycles or cars.

  5. “In other news, the autopsy on Jeffrey Epstein revealed that several bones in his neck were broken, injuries that are more consistent with being strangled than with hanging oneself.”

    You mean more consistent with hanging oneself than being strangled.

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