Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/16/2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it would be a good thing if the “rescue” of migrants in the Mediterranean were able to resume. She would like to see EU member states’ navies doing the rescuing, as they did during the now-suspended Operation Sophia.

In other news, the chief medical examiner in New York City has ruled Jeffrey Epstein’s death a suicide.

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Thanks to Dean, JD, Reader from Chicago, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

Financial Crisis
» Is There a Hidden Political Agenda? The Mainstream Media is Suddenly Full of Stories About the Coming Recession
» Jobless Figure in France Lowest in Decade
 
USA
» AOC: Trump Supporters Not Educated Enough to Recognize Their Own Racism
» Armed Citizen Holds Gas Station Assailant at Gunpoint
» Chicago: Teen Robbers Charged With Murder After Accomplice Shot Dead by 75-Year-Old Man in Self-Defense
» Cloud Companies Are Still Largely Clueless About Leaks
» Comedian Says Facebook is “Coming After Him” In Wake of #ClintonBodyCount
» Dayton Shooter Had Cocaine, Alcohol & Antidepressents in His System During Attack
» Federal Judge Rules Against Maryland as Judicial Watch Wins Big to Uncover Obvious Vote Fraud Potential
» Florida Man Steals Friday, Starts Weekend With High-Speed Chase
» Former FBI Official: ‘Trump Supporters Are Like Terrorists’
» Here’s How Liberals React to Conservative Signs
» Man Planned to Stab Florida Students Because of Elementary School’s ‘Obnoxious Pride in America’: Police
» More Google Engineers Join Alex Jones Live on Air to Stop Big Tech Interference in 2020 Election
» Mother of All Google Whistleblowers Exposes Global Criminal Plan to Control All Information
» New York Medical Examiner: Jeffrey Epstein’s Death Was a Suicide by Hanging
» NYPD Hunts for Suspect Behind Subway Station Rice Cooker Scare
» Rand Paul: ‘Left Wing Mob Wishes I Was Dead’
» Retaliation? Google Whistleblower Claims FBI, Swat, Bomb Squad Appeared at His Home
» The Left’s Madcap Social Engineering
» The Lancet: Trump’s ‘Normalized’ White Nationalism to Blame for U.S. Mass Shootings
» The Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy Just Lit Up and No One Knows Why
» Thousands of Trump Supporters Reportedly Unable to Get Into New Hampshire Rally… While Plenty of Seats Curiously Remained Empty
» Trump: New Hampshire Speech Broke Elton John’s Arena Attendance Record
» Whistleblower: ‘Patriot Network’ Inside Google ‘Extends to Executive Class’
 
Europe and the EU
» Austria Concerned by Radical Islamic Terrorism
» Austrian Intelligence Says Radical Islamic Terrorism is the Country’s Number One Security Threat
» Climate Activist Greta Thunberg’s Yacht Trip to America More Harmful to Environment Than Flying
» Delingpole: Greta Thunberg — Patron Saint of the Age of Stupidity
» Greenland Says it’s ‘Open for Business, Not for Sale’ After Trump Purchase Report
» Nanny State: ‘Orwellian’ War on Sugar Could Spell the End of Traditional British Sweets
» New London Brexit Protest Planned for Brits Abroad
» Norway Detects Radiation Near Russian Border Days After Nuclear-Powered Missile Explodes
» Officer Killed, 10 Arrests in Third Major Violent Attack on British Police in a Week
» Prince Andrew Allegedly Flees Britain With Ex-Wife as His Close Ties to Dead Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein Are Revealed
» Temperature Dips to Freezing in Part of France
» UK: ‘Devoted’ Dad Killed Outside Greggs by Thug Screaming ‘You’re Going to Get It’
» UK: Boris Vows to Sign Order Ending Supremacy of EU Law
» UK: Murder Investigation After Police Officer Killed in Berkshire
» UK: Muslim Man Discovers Pret Sandwich He Has Been Eating for Over a Decade is Not Halal
» ‘Very Unlikely’ UK Will Leave With Deal in October
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Israeli Minister Slams Rashida Tlaib: ‘Her Hatred of Israel is Greater Than Her Love for Her Grandmother’
» One Look at Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib’s Itinerary Explains Why Netanyahu Barred Them From Israel
» Rashida Tlaib Rejects Israel’s Offer to Visit Grandmother: ‘Treating Me Like a Criminal’
» Refusing Enemies Entry to Your Home
» US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Declines Israel Visit Over ‘Oppressive Conditions’
 
Far East
» Analyst: Hong Kong Protests Will be Settled or “Crushed” Before October 1
 
Australia — Pacific
» Chilling Moment a Security Guard Takes a Toddler Into a Shopping Centre Stairwell Before Performing a Sex Act in Front of Her for 11 Minutes
» Pedophile Rings Worldwide Panic as Cardinal Pell Awaits His Appeal
 
Immigration
» ABC News Publishes Misleading Title: “Several Injured After Driver Plows Truck Into Immigration Protesters”
» EU Sees 10 Per Cent Surge in Asylum Claims in First Half of 2019
» German Judge Threatens Salvini for Mocking Photo of Migrant Transport NGO Activist
» Germany’s Merkel Calls for Restarting EU Migrant Rescue Mission
» Judge Accused of Helping Shield Illegal Immigrant Has Pay Restored as Case Proceeds
» Macron Looks to Negotiate Agreement That Would See 151 Migrants Land in France
» Sweden: Migrant Arrested in Torture of Man Who Escaped Naked, Bloody
» UK: Afghan Asylum Seeker Who Wanted to Stab and ‘Kill English People’ Is Jailed
 
Culture Wars
» Ad Featuring Mother With a Baby Banned for Perpetuating ‘Harmful Gender Stereotypes’
» School Superintendent Says White People Must ‘Rewire Their Brains’ To Stop Being Racist
 
General
» Incredibly Gross New Species of Fish Found in Antarctica
 

Is There a Hidden Political Agenda? The Mainstream Media is Suddenly Full of Stories About the Coming Recession

For those on the left that would like to see Trump voted out in 2020, the timing of the next recession will be key

This week, we have seen an absolute explosion in the number of stories about the possibility of an imminent recession. The following are just a few of the stories I came across while doing research earlier today…

  • A global recession may be coming a lot sooner than anyone thought
  • Recession watch: 6 financial moves to make when the economy slows down
  • Trump 2020 can’t afford a recession
  • The recession question we should be asking isn’t ‘when’ but ‘how bad?’
  • Recession fears explained in one simple sentence

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Jobless Figure in France Lowest in Decade

President Macron has pledged to cut unemployment to 7% by the end of his five-year mandate in 2022

Unemployment in France has fallen to its lowest level in a decade, with 2.4million people out of work.

Figures published by the national statistics agency Insee on Wednesday, showed the second-quarter unemployment rate including overseas territories is 8.5% — its lowest level since 2009.

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

AOC: Trump Supporters Not Educated Enough to Recognize Their Own Racism

This week on Crooked Media’s “Pod Save America,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said many of President Donald Trump’s supporters were not educated enough on racism to understand the policies they support are racist.

[Comment: This woman is too stupid to realize she is stupid.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Armed Citizen Holds Gas Station Assailant at Gunpoint

Excellent use of the Second Amendment caught on tape

Surveillance video out of Wenatchee, Washington shows a man assault a female gas station clerk, throwing a bottle at her and dragging her by the hair before an armed citizen pulls up and draws his gun on the attacker.

The incident took place Thursday, August 8 at a 76 gas station in the middle of the afternoon.

Footage shows the clerk talking with the suspect, who snatched an item out of her hand, began throwing items at her and dragged her by the hair.

The clerk later told police the assailant appeared to be intoxicated and that he was angry because she refused to sell him alcohol.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Chicago: Teen Robbers Charged With Murder After Accomplice Shot Dead by 75-Year-Old Man in Self-Defense

Amazingly, the 75-year-old Chicagoan is not being criminally charged for legally defending himself.

From Daily Herald:

A 75-year-old man shot a 14-year-old who authorities say was in the man’s Lake County driveway trying to break into his car, and the five teens accused of being the boy’s accomplices are charged with his murder.

Charged with first-degree murder are one 16-year-old boy, three 17-year-old boys and 18-year-old Diamond C. Davis, all of Chicago. The names of the dead teen, the juvenile suspects and the 75-year-old have not been released.

Though none of the five are accused of pulling the trigger, they are charged under a state law known as the felony murder rule, which allows a person to be charged with the murder of an accomplice killed in the commission of certain crimes… The 75-year-old homeowner, who police say has a valid FOID card and concealed carry permit, has not been charged.

The teens also led police on an extensive, 125 mph chase.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Cloud Companies Are Still Largely Clueless About Leaks

Anyone hoping to halt the flood of data leaks stemming from cloud services got bad news this week when Palo Alto’s Unit 42 found little sign companies were improving their security practices.

The networking giant’s security branch examined cloud servers hosted on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform to see how publicly-facing servers are being configured to keep out unauthorized users.

What they found was an epidemic of unpatched bugs, misconfigured servers, and overlooked vulnerabilities that could allow an intruder to easily access private data and trigger a massive leak of sensitive records.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Comedian Says Facebook is “Coming After Him” In Wake of #ClintonBodyCount

Actor and comedian Terrence K. Williams says that the social media giant Facebook is coming after him in the wake of the popular hashtag Clinton Body Count. Facebook has been flagging his posts as “fake news” after his take on Jeffery Epstein’s death went viral thanks to US President Donald Trump.

In the aftermath of President Trump retweeting his post, Williams says he has been bombarded with death threats. He also accused Facebook of trying to police his opinion by telling his followers that his page and content are “fake news.” Williams said it is absurd to fact check comedy.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Dayton Shooter Had Cocaine, Alcohol & Antidepressents in His System During Attack

The Coroner who examined the body of Connor Betts, the 24-year-old man who shot and killed his sister, her boyfriend and seven others, before he himself was shot and killed by police in downtown Dayton earlier this month, was found to have cocaine, Xanax, alcohol and anti-depressants in his system, raising more questions about the role that mental health — and specifically, substance abuse — played in one of the latest high-profile mass shootings, according to the Washington Post.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Federal Judge Rules Against Maryland as Judicial Watch Wins Big to Uncover Obvious Vote Fraud Potential

Those Democrats who keep telling us that vote fraud is rare and insignificant fight like hell to make sure the evidence remains buried — even when there are obvious danger signs such as exists in Montgomery County, Maryland, where there are more registered voters than resident citizens.

You might think officials would be anxious to find out why that is and would be eager to clean up their voter rolls. Certainly, any officials that cared about the integrity of the vote would want to ensure that malefactors would not be able to pick up ballots and vote them (as the practice of “vote harvesting” permits). But for reasons only they can explain, Maryland officials fought in federal court to prevent Judicial Watch from obtaining voter data lists.

And they got skunked.

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

Florida Man Steals Friday, Starts Weekend With High-Speed Chase

It isn’t Friday unless it’s Florida Man Friday. And you know what that means: Another week’s worth of chills, spills, and non-judgmental thrills as we travel from the Panhandle all the way down to the Keys, putting inappropriate items in our pants, and then…

Sorry. I got carried away there for a minute. The humidity must be getting to me.

So without further ado, let us begin this week’s Florida Man Friday.

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

Former FBI Official: ‘Trump Supporters Are Like Terrorists’

“If you call Trump followers racist en masse, they simply coalesce around each other.”

Former FBI official turned MSNBC analyst Frank Figliuzzi, who sees Hitler in everything Trump does, stated on a live broadcast this week that Trump supporters are a lot like terrorists rallying around a figurehead.

The former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI, was discussing racism (shocker) with MSNBC host Chris Jansing, when the pair suggested that it would be a good idea for Democrats to keep accusing Trump supporters of being racist.

Jansing spewed:…

That was enough to get the attention of Fox News analyst Dan Bongino, who said “I can’t believe this guy is still allowed on the air.”

“MSNBC is willing to put complete lunatics on the air who will say absolutely anything at any time, as long as it makes Trump look bad,” he added.

[Comment: FBI is full of leftards like this twit.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Here’s How Liberals React to Conservative Signs

There have been a number of situations where Democrats have reacted in many different ways to signs made by conservatives, with some of the instances turning violent.

Watch what happens when conservatives make signs and bring them around a group of liberal protesters. You will not believe some of these reactions.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Man Planned to Stab Florida Students Because of Elementary School’s ‘Obnoxious Pride in America’: Police

A Florida man who allegedly planned to attack an elementary school over its “obnoxious pride in America” was taken into custody earlier this week, according to WTVT.

Andrew Ivan Aman, 22, plotted to stab students at Bellamy Elementary School in Tampa, Fla., according to a document issued by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office on Monday.

He was motivated by the school’s “obnoxious pride in America,” which authorities said referred to a large American flag mural on the front of the building.

Aman was leaving his house with a kitchen knife stashed in a handbag when his roommate found out about the plan, in which he intended to “stab as many children as possible,” according to the police document.

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

More Google Engineers Join Alex Jones Live on Air to Stop Big Tech Interference in 2020 Election

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           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mother of All Google Whistleblowers Exposes Global Criminal Plan to Control All Information

So much for “Don’t Be Evil”

Zach Vorhies, one of the most essential Google whistleblower to date, exposes the company’s plan to control the world’s flow of information.

The former Senior Software Engineer breaks down in detail how the company engages in nefarious behavior, including manipulating search results based on their left-wing political agenda.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New York Medical Examiner: Jeffrey Epstein’s Death Was a Suicide by Hanging

New York City’s chief medical examiner has ruled that disgraced financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide by hanging in his prison cell last week.

In a brief statement Friday, Dr. Barbara Sampson said her ruling came following a “careful review of all investigative information, including complete autopsy findings.”

Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan early Saturday and was pronounced dead hours later.

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

NYPD Hunts for Suspect Behind Subway Station Rice Cooker Scare

Police are hunting for a man seen leaving at least two rice cookers in a subway station and sparking an evacuation in Lower Manhattan Friday morning.

The white suspect in his 20s or 30s with dark hair was seen on video taking the two cookers out of a shopping cart and placing them on an upper and lower level at the Fulton Street subway station, NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller said.

“There’s a person of interest. Obviously, we’d like to speak to this person,” Miller told reporters a press conference. “I would stop very short of calling him a suspect.”

Because of the timing and location of the incident — a busy Manhattan subway station during peak hour — cops are investigating whether the pressure cookers were meant to be “hoax devices.”…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Rand Paul: ‘Left Wing Mob Wishes I Was Dead’

“Who are these people?”

In a rare interview regarding his health, Senator Rand Paul told Fox News that he is still recovering from being violently attacked by a mentally disturbed neighbor two years ago, but that one of the most disturbing aspects of the incident is the continued hatred being directed his way by a ‘left wing mob’.

“[O]ne of the disturbing things, though, is to see that there’s still so much hatred out there. We announced that I was having surgery and thousands of people on Twitter are swarming to wish … that I had either died or that someone would assault me again,” Paul urged.

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

Retaliation? Google Whistleblower Claims FBI, Swat, Bomb Squad Appeared at His Home

On Wednesday, former Google employee Zachary Vorhies went public as the whistleblower who spoke with Project Veritas in June, revealing the political bias in Google’s “Machine Learning Fairness” program. He also told the story of police storming his home to perform a “wellness check” after he was outed as a “leaker” and after Google had sent him a demand letter.

Project Veritas released its video with Vorhies (whose identity was masked), exposing the bias in the “Machine Learning Fairness” program and its hidden camera interview footage showing a Google executive describing her work on algorithms to prevent “the next Trump situation.” Shortly afterward, the whistleblower received a demand letter from Google.

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

The Left’s Madcap Social Engineering

Liberals would like us to believe their social engineering schemes are altruistic. Minorities, those by their definition less fortunate, must have just as much success and happiness in life as the majority and any and all forms of social engineering to that end will benefit society as a whole. Today’s Democratic candidates for the 2020 Presidential election are pushing all types of social engineering: Medicare for all, basic income, affordable housing, reparations, and climate change. But control is the central motivation behind the Progressive Wizard’s curtain.

Two other powerful examples of social engineering are affirmative action and victimization. These two are the gateway to all other forms of social engineering. They are based on an assumption that minorities, particularly black Americans, are forever discriminated against, and are and will forever be victims of said discrimination.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Lancet: Trump’s ‘Normalized’ White Nationalism to Blame for U.S. Mass Shootings

The Lancet medical journal has continued its leftist crusade, blaming recent mass shootings in the United States on a supposed normalization of racism by the Trump administration.

“The far right and the Trump administration have fomented and normalised white nationalist sentiment and entitlement with anti-immigrant rhetoric, which is amplified by conservative media and then consumed by the disenfranchised,” stated an editorial Friday in the journal.

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

The Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy Just Lit Up and No One Knows Why

According to astronomers, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way has been acting really strange. Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) is a pretty quiet and mundane supermassive black hole (as far as they go). It’ s fluctuations in the brightness of the “ electromagnetic counterpart” are normally relatively small. This summer, however, that seems to have changed. Observations from the Keck telescope have recorded massive spikes in the brightness of Sgr A*, including one when the black hole spiked to 75 times its normal brightness and held there for a period of two hours.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Thousands of Trump Supporters Reportedly Unable to Get Into New Hampshire Rally… While Plenty of Seats Curiously Remained Empty

Our good friends at The Gateway Pundit first reported about the empty seats inside the New Hampshire stadium while Trump supporters were reportedly locked out of the event.

Inside the SNHU stadium, Trump supporters were packed together on the main floor, but above the main floor, many of the stadium seats remained curiously empty, while thousands waited outside, watching the rally on a massive jumbotron screen…

White House senior reporter Shannon Pettypiece attempted to prove how unpopular President Trump has become by sharing a photo from the rally showing some of the empty seats in the stadium. Ms. Pettypiece in her enthusiasm for reporting negative news about President Trump neglected to tell the entire story by sharing a photo of the thousands outside the venue who couldn’t get inside.

[Comment: Leftists and their stadium operator allies wanted media wanted to show lots of empty seats at a Trump rally, so they blocked people from entering.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump: New Hampshire Speech Broke Elton John’s Arena Attendance Record

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — President Donald Trump announced Thursday evening that his re-election campaign rally at the SNHU Arena broke the stadium’s previous attendance record, held by rock star Elton John.

The SNHU Arena holds nearly 12,000 people, and was nearly filled to capacity when the U.S. Secret Service closed the doors. Thousands more people watched the president’s speech on giant television screens outside the arena.

Trump tweeted news about the attendance record shortly after the event was over. He spoke for nearly two hours.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Whistleblower: ‘Patriot Network’ Inside Google ‘Extends to Executive Class’

Zach Vorhies says he hopes more whistle-blowers encouraged to come forward and expose Google

A former Google employee who’s gone public exposing the tech giant’s algorithmic censorship says there’s a secret “patriot network” within the company aware of the political bias, but too afraid to do anything about it.

Speaking to Infowars, Google insider Zach Vorhies described a network of employees, even in the company’s upper echelons, who understand censorship is taking place.

“So there’s this weird culture in google — they’re trying to install this monoculture,” the one-time senior software engineer told Owen Shroyer. “And yes, there are people, there’s kind of a ‘patriot network’ inside of Google, but they’re afraid to come out. And some of that extends all the way in to the executive class.”

Vorhies added he hopes his own whistleblower activities will “galvanize” others aware of the censorship practices, but too intimidated to speak out.

“And so the thing is that I felt that if I came forward that I would galvanize other people by paving a path of disclosure for these documents so that people can come forward and say their opinion without violating the NDA (non-disclosure agreement).”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Austria Concerned by Radical Islamic Terrorism

An Austrian intelligence report found that radical Islamic terrorism is still the number one security issue in the country, with returning Islamic State (ISIS) fighters a chief concern, Breitbart reports, citing the Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung.

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.

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]
 

Austrian Intelligence Says Radical Islamic Terrorism is the Country’s Number One Security Threat

A new report released by Austrian intelligence says that radical Islamic terrorism is still the most pressing security issue in the country, with returned ISIS fighters being a primary concern.

According to Kronen Zeitung, the Austrian Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BVT), in their report, said that fighters from ISIS and other radical Islamic extremist groups returning to Austria from the Middle East pose the greatest danger to the country due to the combat experience they may have gained while abroad.

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

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg’s Yacht Trip to America More Harmful to Environment Than Flying

Climate activist Greta Thunberg’s virtue signalling trip on a $4 million dollar yacht to lecture Americans about climate change will be more harmful to the environment than if she had flown via aircraft.

Thunberg and her team set sail on the Malizia II for a voyage that will take 2 weeks to reach New York.

The mode of transport was deliberately chosen so Thunberg could relentlessly virtue signal about the evils of air travel.

But the entire trip is a complete farce.

As the German newspaper Taz points out, the yacht trip means more CO2 will be released into the atmosphere than if just Greta and her father had traveled by air because six members of her team have to fly back to Germany from New York.

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

Delingpole: Greta Thunberg — Patron Saint of the Age of Stupidity

St Greta of Thunberg has made it into the cover of GQ and is now on her way across the Atlantic in a $4 million yacht to lecture Americans about climate change.

Could there be anything more emblematic of the stupidity of our age?

My first question would be: what is a 16-year old autistic school drop-out who has done nothing of note in her life other regurgitate climate propaganda doing on the cover of a men’s magazine?

Call me naive but I thought the point of men’s magazines was to write about stuff that men might find interesting: dodging snipers’ bullets in war zones; free-diving with great white sharks; playing Scrabble with the Medellin cartel; where to track down the coolest leather jacket under £1,000; strafing a remote baboon colony in a Mig-25 Foxbat; the quest for the world’s purest MDMA…

A lecture, furthermore, from a child who hasn’t finished her schooling, whose frontal lobes haven’t formed, who has no sense of humour, whose every utterance is the second-hand opinion of alarmist grown-ups whose doomsday claims she is completely unequipped to assess?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Greenland Says it’s ‘Open for Business, Not for Sale’ After Trump Purchase Report

Greenland dismissed President Trump’s reported intentions of purchasing the world’s biggest island, saying it was “open for business, not for sale.”

A report in The Wall Street Journal claimed that Trump has expressed interest in acquiring Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory, for the U.S.

White House sources told the Journal that Trump asked his advisers about acquiring the island during “meetings, dinners, and passing conversations” because of Greenland’s “abundant resources and geopolitical importance.”

A Trump ally told the Associated Press on Thursday that Trump had discussed the purchase but was not serious about it.

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

Nanny State: ‘Orwellian’ War on Sugar Could Spell the End of Traditional British Sweets

Targets set by Public Health England to cut the sugar in confectionary could see some sweets disappear off the shelves altogether, a think tank has warned, saying the move could constitute “the largest extension of state control over the British diet since rationing”.

The report by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), a free market think tank, is set to reveal that boiled sweets, Sherbet Lemons, Parma Violets, and other treats which are made almost entirely of sugar could fall foul of government regulations that aim for confectionary to be less than 50 per cent sugar, reports The Telegraph.

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

New London Brexit Protest Planned for Brits Abroad

An alternative Brexit protest is being organised in London on Saturday October 12 especially for those such as Britons in France who have booked unrefundable travel tickets for that date, after organiser People’s Vote changed the date of its planned march to the following weekend.

The additional event (see here) has different organisers and will be a static rally rather than a march. The precise time and place has yet to be confirmed.

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

Norway Detects Radiation Near Russian Border Days After Nuclear-Powered Missile Explodes

Days after the Kremlin’s nuclear-powered missile exploded, killing seven and leading to evacuations, Norway detected tiny amounts of radioactive iodine in the air near the northern part of the country bordering Russia.

According to Norway’s nuclear safety authority (DSA), the radioactive iodine was detected between Aug. 9-12 at its air filter station in the border town of Svanhovd, just under 450 miles from the Arkhangelesk region of northern Russia where the deadly blast occurred on August 8.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Officer Killed, 10 Arrests in Third Major Violent Attack on British Police in a Week

Thames Valley Police has arrested 10 males aged between 13 and 30 on suspicion of murder after one of its officers was killed whilst investigating a burglary.

PC Andrew Harper, who was part of the Roads Policing Unit, died at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday night near the A4 on Bath Road between Reading and Newbury in Berkshire.

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

Prince Andrew Allegedly Flees Britain With Ex-Wife as His Close Ties to Dead Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein Are Revealed

Prince Andrew along with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson were spotted leaving a private jet at Malaga Airport on August 14th. The two are said to have been coming from Farnborough Airport in Hampshire.

The Duke of York, who has been accused of having sex with a 17-year-old and groping a 21-year-old in recently unsealed court documents, reportedly was ‘panicked’ by investigations into his relationship with the convicted sex criminal financier Jeffrey Epstein, the Sun reports.

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

Temperature Dips to Freezing in Part of France

After the summer highs in June and July, now weather stations are recording lows in August…

The heatwaves of June and July now appear to be just a distant memory — particularly in one part of eastern France, where the mercury edged towards winter temperatures this week.

A Météo France weather station in Mouthe, near the Swiss border in the Jura mountains, registered a temperature of just 1C on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, in nearby Chapelle-des-Bois, temperatures dropped as low as —0.4C, according to the village’s Twitter account — which added a spot of useful winter advice.

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

UK: ‘Devoted’ Dad Killed Outside Greggs by Thug Screaming ‘You’re Going to Get It’

Lawyer Peter Duncan, 52, reportedly stepped in to break up a fight in Newcastle

A “devoted” dad was stabbed to death outside a Greggs in “three seconds” as a thug screamed “you’re going to get it”.

Lawyer Peter Duncan, 52, reportedly stepped in to break up a fight between two groups of teens outside the Newcastle shop on Wednesday.

He was then punched and stabbed with a screwdriver as the thugs forced him into the Eldon Square shopping centre.

Eyewitness Ali Muhammad, 37, said: “A couple of the lads were pushing him and arguing with the older man.

“The man was arguing with the gang, they tried to hit him. It looked like [he] was trying to get in the middle of a row.

[Comment: Will UK now ban screwdrivers?]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Boris Vows to Sign Order Ending Supremacy of EU Law

Brexiteers have hailed reports that Boris Johnson’s government is to end the supremacy of EU law in the United Kingdom by repealing the European Communities Act 1972 after October 31st, the prime minister’s pledged “do or die” exit date.

Sources have told The Times that Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Stephen Barclay, is to sign the “commencement order” that would repeal the act after the deadline within days, to signal the prime minister’s commitment to leaving on time.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Murder Investigation After Police Officer Killed in Berkshire

A murder investigation is underway after a police officer was killed in Berkshire.

The serious incident occurred at around 23:30 on Thursday evening, with PC Andrew Harper killed whilst attending a reported burglary.

Ten people have been arrested and are being held at police stations across Thames Valley.

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UK: Muslim Man Discovers Pret Sandwich He Has Been Eating for Over a Decade is Not Halal

A Muslim man has hit out at the sandwich shop chain Pret a Manger after discovering his favorite sandwich is not halal.

Khalid Qadeer, from London, has been eating the chain’s tuna, mayo & cucumber baguette for more than 12 years.

After reading ingredients labels on Pret shelves he thought the sandwich contained nothing more than tuna, mayo, onions, capers, cucumber and lemon juice.

But he was horrified to discover white wine vinegar listed as an ingredient when he spotted new packaging in one shop listing the full contents.

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‘Very Unlikely’ UK Will Leave With Deal in October

It is now very unlikely the UK will be able to leave the EU with a Brexit deal on October 31, says the independent British think-tank the Institute for Government.

Furthermore there will now be little time or opportunity for those opposed to leaving with no-deal to act to stop it, meaning the ‘default’ scenario of a no-deal crash-out — which UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called ‘a million to one against’ as recently as June — is now the most likely scenario according to the body’s analysis.

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Israeli Minister Slams Rashida Tlaib: ‘Her Hatred of Israel is Greater Than Her Love for Her Grandmother’

Israel’s interior minister blasted Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for rejecting the Jewish state’s offer to allow the far-left congresswoman to visit relatives in Israel’s West Bank, saying her “hatred” for the country outweighs her love for her grandmother.

“Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib just tweeted that she will not visit Israel. Last night, she sent me a letter asking me to allow her to visit her grandmother, who is in her 90s, because ‘this might be my last opportunity to see her.’ I agreed to this humanitarian request, but it turns out that it was just a provocation aimed at embarrassing Israel,” tweeted Aryeh Deri.

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One Look at Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib’s Itinerary Explains Why Netanyahu Barred Them From Israel

As usual, where the two Democrat, pro-Palestine, Muslim congresswomen are concerned, there’s more to the story than what’s being reported. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to Twitter to set the record straight.

In a series of tweets, he explained:

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Rashida Tlaib Rejects Israel’s Offer to Visit Grandmother: ‘Treating Me Like a Criminal’

Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) said Friday she will not visit her grandmother in Israel’s West Bank after the Jewish state granted her entry to do so under humanitarian circumstances.

“When I won, it gave the Palestinian people hope that someone will finally speak the truth about the inhumane conditions. I can’t allow the State of Israel to take away that light by humiliating me & use my love for my sity to bow down to their oppressive & racist policies,” Tlaib wrote on Twitter.

“Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me. It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in—fighting against racism, oppression & injustice,” the far-left lawmaker added.

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Refusing Enemies Entry to Your Home

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu closed the door when enemies came knocking, and not without good reason.

History is a harsh teacher but a necessary one when it comes to self-preservation and Israel used common sense in refusing permission for Representatives Omar Ilhan and Rashida Tlaib to enter the country. Expect democrats and leftists around the globe to berate Israel with epithets of “racist” and claiming the Israeli government is denying free speech when the decision to shut-out these two members of Congress is a matter of wisdom.

True, what these two have said about Israel and Jews in general is contemptible as they exercise their American First Amendment right. In no way, however, is any nation required to welcome into their midst visitors who despise them. Tlaib and Omar have freedom to express their opinions but the Constitution is only applicable here and to citizens of the USA. Foreign governments have no obligation to recognize our constitutional rights in their country.

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US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Declines Israel Visit Over ‘Oppressive Conditions’

Israel on Friday reversed its decision to refuse US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib entry to the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

The Interior Ministry said Tlaib, who is of Palestinian origin, would be allowed to visit her grandmother on “humanitarian” grounds.

The ministry said the U-turn followed a written pledge by the US lawmaker “to respect conditions imposed by Israel.”

Tlaib, however, has turned the offer down, saying the government had imposed “oppressive conditions” on the visit in order to humiliate her.

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Analyst: Hong Kong Protests Will be Settled or “Crushed” Before October 1

Strategist David Roche says the months long protests in Hong Kong will be settled or “crushed” before October 1, the 70th anniversary of China’s National Day.

Roche said the crisis was a huge issue for China’s economy because “any intervention (from Beijing) to Hong Kong will be immediately, umbilically, linked to what happens to trade talks and international relations globally.”

The analyst also predicted that the escalating crisis in Hong Kong would negatively impact trade talks between the U.S. and China, noting that Beijing was already irritated by the U.S. telling them “how to run their country.”

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Chilling Moment a Security Guard Takes a Toddler Into a Shopping Centre Stairwell Before Performing a Sex Act in Front of Her for 11 Minutes

The Downing Centre Local Court on Friday released footage capturing Mohammad Hassan Al Bayati, 30, moments before he indecently touched the three-year-old girl.

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Pedophile Rings Worldwide Panic as Cardinal Pell Awaits His Appeal

Let’s see if Pope Francis might be able to influence the Australian judges and save him from spending time in prison

Earlier this week, an ominous mural has appeared in the streets of Rome that has really upset Pope Francis. The mural located on Via Gregorio VII, near the Vatican, depicts the infamous Cardinal Pell, who is currently waiting for the results of his appeal, in handcuffs and with his hands clasped, while Satan’s black shadow appears grabbing him from behind. Truly shocking, and for many, it seems like a pretty honest depiction of this scumbag who has ruined the lives of so many innocent children while serving his Lord, Satan.

The verdict of appeal for disgraced Australian Cardinal George Pell, the former Vatican treasurer sentenced in the first instance for pedophilia, will be pronounced on Wednesday 21st of August 2019. I’m sure you will hear about it all over the mainstream news in one week from now, but of course, we are tomorrow’s news today.

In the meantime, Cardinal Pell, who is currently detained in a Melbourne prison after being sentenced to six years in prison for child abuse, has yet to be defrocked by his friend, Pope Francis, who continues to work behind the scenes to try and save Pell from prison. Next week, the Australian judges will, in fact, decide whether to confirm or not this judgment, and if this second hypothesis is chosen, the former Prefect of the Vatican’s economy could leave prison and face the remainder of his sentence under house arrest in the comfort of an exclusive Vatican mansion served and revered by a bunch of nuns.

However, if his appeal his rejected, the Holy See will be forced to take into consideration Pell’s long due defrocking. The defrocking, unfrocking, or laicization of Catholic clergy is the final removal of all rights to exercise the functions of an ordained minister, and something the Vatican should have done a long time ago in regards to Cardinal Pell. Of course, this Catholic pedophile ring leader is still considered very powerful and a sort of Vatican Epstein. So let’s see if Pope Francis might be able to influence the Australian judges and save him from spending time in prison.

There is an epic battle worldwide that is fought each day against the pedophile elite. Only yesterday, for example, Prince Andrew was kicked out of Buckingham palace by his mother, Queen Elisabeth II, who is very upset for his direct involvement with minors and drugs in the Epstein affair.

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ABC News Publishes Misleading Title: “Several Injured After Driver Plows Truck Into Immigration Protesters”

Ryann Saavedra called out ABC News for reporting a “dishonest” headline in a tweet showing a video of a man in a pickup truck driving into a human barricade at an ICE facility in Rhode Island.

The problem is, that’s not exactly what happened. As anyone can see by watching the video, the driver did not PLOW into the immigration protesters. The driver of the pickup truck drove slowly toward the protesters as they moved out of his way. And according to the ABC News article, the injuries were NOT related to the pickup truck.

While it’s true that “about a dozen people were treated for irritation due to the pepper spray,” the injuries were not caused by the pickup truck. The injuries were caused by a bunch of dummies who police had to use pepper spray against after they refused to stop using their bodies to block moving traffic from entering the ICE parking lot.

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EU Sees 10 Per Cent Surge in Asylum Claims in First Half of 2019

The European Union (EU) has seen a 10 per cent rise in the number of asylum claims in the first six months of this year.

The EU’s asylum agency, EASO, reports that 305,000 migrants applied for asylum from January 1st to the end of June this year, a figure up 10 per cent from the same period in 2018, potentially reversing the trend of falling asylum claims since the migrant crisis peaked, Die Welt reports.

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German Judge Threatens Salvini for Mocking Photo of Migrant Transport NGO Activist

A German judge has ordered Italy’s National Populist interior minister Matteo Salvini to take down a photo of an open-borders NGO activist or face a massive fine.

According to Italy’s Il Giornale newspaper, Salvini published a photo of Sören Moje, a member of the crew of the migrant transport boat owned by the NGO Mission Lifeline, on Twitter last year after the group defamed him by labeling him as a fascist.

Salvini tweeted, “This gentleman is in the crew of the ship of the German NGO that, waiting to load immigrants, calls me the ‘fascist’. Reassuringly I would say!”

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Germany’s Merkel Calls for Restarting EU Migrant Rescue Mission

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday called for the resumption of European naval missions to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean.

Since 2015, tens of thousands of migrants were rescued by European naval ships as part of the bloc’s anti-smuggling “Operation Sophia”, which suspended activity earlier this year.

“It would certainly be good if today we had Operation Sophia and national navies that would carry out rescues,” Merkel said in Berlin. She added that it would help with rescuing migrants as well as combating trafficking.

On Tuesday, Merkel also spoke out in support of sea rescues during a panel discussion in northern Germany, calling them “a humanitarian imperative,” according to the newspapers of the Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland.

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Judge Accused of Helping Shield Illegal Immigrant Has Pay Restored as Case Proceeds

A Massachusetts judge accused of helping an undocumented immigrant evadefederal agents waiting to arrest him will be paid while she fights criminal charges against her, a judicial panel ruled Tuesday.

In a 5-1 decision, the state Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Newton District Court Judge Shelley Joseph can resume collecting her annual $181,000 salary. The panel also ruled that Joseph will receive back pay retroactive to April, a reversal of an earlier ruling that said she should be suspended without pay.

“In turbulent times, the risk of being stripped of a paycheck may have a chilling effect on a judge’s willingness to challenge the conduct of a prosecutor and thereby diminish the overall independence of the judiciary,” Chief Justice Ralph Gants wrote.

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Macron Looks to Negotiate Agreement That Would See 151 Migrants Land in France

A source inside of France’s Interior Ministry claims that Macron is currently trying to negotiate an agreement that, if reached, would see 151 migrants who are currently onboard the ‘Open Arms’ ship owned by Spanish NGO Proactiva land in France.

According to a report from the Madrid-based El Pais newspaper, the French government has ‘initiated discreet talks’ with the European Commission to find a solution to the ongoing situation which has seen ‘Open Arms’ denied access to ports in Italy and Malta. The vessel has been at sea for the last 13 days.

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Sweden: Migrant Arrested in Torture of Man Who Escaped Naked, Bloody

A Syrian migrant is suspected of kidnapping and torturing a newspaper seller who eventually escaped naked and bloody in Kristianstad, Sweden, according to local media.

The victim reportedly fled his captor after hours of torture, running across rooftops and eventually crashing through an apartment window of a young woman who gave him shelter and aid.

“He was bloody all over,” a witness told local media. “He claimed to have been tortured or abused for a long time. He had a wary look, probably in shock. He just wanted help with calling 112.”

Interestingly, Swedish mainstream media chose to reveal the age of the alleged perpetrator, but not the nationality or reported need for an Arabic translator.

“The injured man was chased by the 25-year-old on the roofs of the residential buildings,” Expressen reported.

“Naked and bloody, he managed to get through a small window to an unknown apartment, where a 19-year-old woman was home alone.”

The street salesman reportedly went missing on Monday, and his employer launched an investigation into his well-being following the transmission of a cryptic text message.

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UK: Afghan Asylum Seeker Who Wanted to Stab and ‘Kill English People’ Is Jailed

Afghan asylum seeker Samiualahq Akbari, who asked victims if they were “English” before attempting to stab them, has been jailed

The Old Bailey in London heard during the trial in July that 32-year-old Akbari had called his cousin whilst drunk on January 8th, saying that he wanted to “kill English people” before going to three different locations looking for victims.

That night, Akbari entered a kebab shop on London Road in Croydon, south London, and approached two customers, asking them were they were from. When they did not answer, the asylum seeker went behind the counter and grabbed a 10-inch kitchen knife which he waved in one of the customer’s faces.

He then entered the Plough-on-the-Pond pub where he asked customers the same question before threatening pub-goers with the blade. Akbari then went into a Tesco Extra where he asked a complete stranger, Nicholas Speight, where he was from.

When Speight gave what the prosecution described as his “fateful reply” — that he was “English” — events “unfold[ed] with such frightening speed” with the Afghan asylum seeker lunging at his victim, taking a “powerful swing at him” with the knife a number of times, with Mr Speight being forced to the ground.

Video footage revealed that “by luck rather than any design”, he was able to move out of the way of the blade as it came down on him before kicking Akbari away. The Afghan then got to his feet and calmly walked out of the supermarket following this third failed attempt to kill someone.

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Ad Featuring Mother With a Baby Banned for Perpetuating ‘Harmful Gender Stereotypes’

A television advertisement featuring a mother caring for her baby while men are being adventurous was taken off air after new rules came into force banning portrayals of “harmful gender stereotypes” in commercials.

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School Superintendent Says White People Must ‘Rewire Their Brains’ To Stop Being Racist

A Massachusetts school superintendent says that white people will have to ‘rewire their brains’ in order to stop being racist.

Pittsfield Public Schools chief Jason McCandless (who is white as the driven snow) made the comment in the context of his district introducing black history courses this fall.

Asserting that white people had benefited from a corrupt system that “oppresses black individuals,” McCandless said the only way to make amends was to “rewire our brains.”

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Incredibly Gross New Species of Fish Found in Antarctica

It’s pink, slimy, googly-eyed and, apparently, misunderstood.

That’s according to scientist Andrew Stewart, who discovered the curious new species of fish shown in the photo above during the filming of “Expedition Antarctica,” a documentary following researchers through the bitter cold of the southern continent, released last month on YouTube. (Skip ahead to the 14:30 mark to check the fish out).

“That’s why I came to Antarctica, to see things like this,” Stewart said in the film. “It’s beyond words.”

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7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/16/2019

  1. Austria: “radical Islamic terrorism is still the number one security issue”.
    Question for Austrian authorities:
    What distinguishes “radical Islamic terrorism” from “Islamic terrorism”?

    • The Frau was educated at Karl Marx University, you know. She marched around in a uniform as a East Germany student boss, but can’t remember any of it? How convenient.

  2. She is sick in the head ( shaking like the jelly fish ) and this other traitors keep Her up to the end , all this parties are garbage, except AFD , ..

  3. InfoWars says the Pope is working “behind the scenes” to have a jury verdict against the predator, Cardinal Pell, reversed. This is a lie, free from any offering of any proof. Jones goes on to say this priest should have been defrocked, not admitting this is a long process and that Pell had only been incarcerated in February, 2019. The claims comparing Pell to running an international pedophile ring, like Epstein, are also without ANY proof.

    This smells of anti-Catholic libel with some raw meat thrown for the usual bigots to consume. The verdict by the jury for the crime of molesting two boys in the 1990’s will be upheld and Pell will be…and should be… defrocked.

    In fairness, remove this column from GoV!

  4. 1. How does Alex Jones know the Pope is upset by a mural addressing the convicted pedophile, Cardinal Pell?

    2. How does Jones know the Pope is trying to fix the Australian appellate court to set the convict Pell free?

    3. The jury verdict will be upheld, on 8/21/19, and this column created by Satan’s smoke will disperse, with the stench of anti-Catholic bigotry still in the air.

  5. All I can wonder was how big the gun was and who was holding to the medical examiner who ruled that Jeffrey Epstein’s death was a suicide. I couldn’t have been. Death by hanging breaks the neck and is instantaneous. Strangulation takes longer and certain neck bones are always broken in the process of the struggle. Go Figure.

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