Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/20/2019

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned, bringing the coalition government between the Lega and the 5-Star Movement (M5S) to an official end. M5S is negotiating with the left-wing Partito Democratico (PD) about the formation of a new governing coalition that would exclude Matteo Salvini and the Lega.

In other news, Planned Parenthood has been forced to pay $3 million in damages to a whistle-blower that a jury determined to have been wrongfully terminated.

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Financial Crisis
» CONSOB Chief Decries Draghi’s ‘Mistakes’ On Debt
 
USA
» ABC, NBC Provide Cover for Antifa Terrorism, Claim They’re ‘Counter-Protesters’
» Angry Los Angeles Residents Demand Action Over City’s Growing Homeless Problem
» AOC-Aligned Climate Group Wants ‘Deniers’ Squashed in News Stories
» Authorities Arrest 3 Men on Suspicion of Plotting Separate Mass Shootings
» Author of Report on Google Search Manipulation Corrects Hillary Clinton After Her False Tweet Slamming the President
» Biden’s Own Brain Surgeon Defends Biden’s Brain — ‘He’s as Sharp as He Was 31 Years Ago’
» Big Cities That Are Struggling With Hepatitis, Typhus, Mountains of Human Feces and Millions of Rats Are All Run by Democrats
» Bokhari: The Koch-Soros Alliance to Censor the Internet
» CNN’s Angela Rye: “White Men Who Think Like You” Are “The Greatest Terror Threat”
» College Student Arrested, Banned From Campus for Pre-Crime, Firearms Seized, After Anonymous Tip About Meme He Posted on Social Media
» Damning JAMA Study Finds Link Between Fluoridated Water and Low IQ in Children
» Democrat Support for Omar and Tlaib Plays Into Trump’s Hands
» Dr. Mark Siegel: Jeffrey Epstein Suffered Hemorrhaging in the Neck — a Sign of Homicide (Video)
» Epstein’s Former Cell Mate Nicholas Tartaglione is Receiving Threats From Prison Guards to “Shut Up” And “Stop Talking” About Epstein
» Federal Judge Orders FBI to Search for Steele Documents as Christopher Wray Fights to Protect Hillary Clinton and SpyGate Coup Cabal
» Federal Judge Orders FBI to Search for More Christopher Steele Docs
» Hillary Fires Back at Trump Over Google Allegation — Brags About How Many People in Trump’s Camp Who Have Been Indicted
» Hillary Clinton Ties to Google Impossible to Deny
» Judge Jeanine: Epstein Said His Roommate Beat the Hell Out of Him. That’s Probably True “Because I Knew Nicholas Tartaglione” (Video)
» Latest Antics From the Israel-Bashing Industry
» Left-Wing Antifa Terrorist Violence Erupts in Portland; “Proud Boys” Score P.R. Win
» Marianne Williamson Vows to Remove Andrew Jackson Painting From Oval Office
» Maxine Waters Asks for Money Back From Homeless Woman on Skid Row
» Miss Nevada State Barred From Miss America Pageant for Being Conservative Speaks to TGP
» NBC Dismisses Blaming the Shooter as Just a Talking Point of ‘Gun Control Opponents’
» NYT Rewrites History to Smear Trump & America
» Rashida Tlaib and Her Friends… Evidence Ties Friends of US Congresswoman to Extreme Terrorists
» Senators Pressure Their Universities to Drop Confucius Institutes as Threat to America
» Seth Rich Murder Update: FBI Claims They Didn’t Investigate But NSA Claims Can’t Disclose Files Due to Matter of National Security
» The Fake Fall of Communism — Behind the Deep State (Video)
» The Google Globalism Gulag
» Trump Rips Scaramucci With One Brutal Video: “Nobody Ever Heard of This Dope Until He Met Me”
» Trump Leads All Democratic Candidates in 2020 Poll
» Trump’s Odds to be Re-Elected in 2020 (-130) Are Shortest They Have Ever Been
» US Combat Veteran and Army National Guard Member Katie Williams Disqualified From Miss America Pageant for Being Conservative, Supporting Trump (Video)
 
Europe and the EU
» English Police Force to Issue Every Officer With a Taser Amid Rising Street Violence
» EU Rejects Boris Johnson’s Last-Ditch Appeal to Strike Brexit Deal
» France: Server in Paris No-Go Suburb Murdered Over Sandwich
» French Police Thwart Attack on G7 Summit
» Italian PM Resigns, Attacks Populist Salvini as Government Collapses
» Italy: Salvini ‘Unreliable’ — M5S, PD-M5S Govt Cheat — League Head
» Italy: M5S, PD Ponder Ahead of Conte Speech
» Italy: Calatrava Ordered to Pay Fine Over Venice Bridge
» Italy: 70% Basic Income Recipients Don’t Qualify — League
» Pope Francis Calls for ‘Antidote’ To Populism
» Report: US-German Relations Plunge to All-Time Low
» Six Sailors Fly Across the Atlantic to Enable Greta’s Climate Trip
» Sweden: Pepper Spray Sales Surge 90% Amidst Rape Concerns
» UK: Brits Oppose Remainer Government
» UK: Staunch Environmentalists Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Take 4 Private Jet Trips in 11 Days
 
North Africa
» UK: Species of Stegosaur is Oldest Ever Discovered, Scientists Say
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» “Breathtakingly Ignorant or a Pathological Liar” — Israeli Advocacy Group Destroys Ilhan Omar’s Countless Lies Following Cancelled Trip
» Beinart Goes Ballistic When Lowry Schools Him on Palestinians, Terrorism
» Democrat Ilhan Omar: Israel is Not an Ally and is Not a “Democracy” — Must Give Palestinians Freedom of Movement Into Israel (Video)
» Liar!… Ilhan Omar Says She Was Meeting Members of Knesset and Israeli Security Officials While in Israel — But She Lies — it’s Not on Her Schedule
 
Middle East
» Aerial Footage of Town Reclaimed by Syrian Army Surfaces
» Regime Change Propaganda: National Geographic’s ‘Documentary’ on Syria
» Syrian Government Forces Drive Terrorists From Stronghold in Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib
» Turkey Fuming After Syrian Airstrike on Convoy in Islamist-Held Idlib Province
 
South Asia
» Mother Teresa’s Order Has Been Caught Trafficking Babies in India
 
Far East
» CCP Destroys More Buddhist Statues to Stamp Out Religion in China
» Chinese Missiles Could Wipe Out U.S. And Allied Pacific Bases in ‘Opening Hours of Conflict’
» Fentanyl Flowing Into US Overwhelmingly Sourced From China
 
Australia — Pacific
» Cardinal Pell Loses Appeal Against Child Sex Abuse Conviction
 
Latin America
» Half a Billion Bees Drop Dead in Brazil Amid Jump in Pesticide Use
 
Immigration
» Amsterdam: Businessman Returns From Vacation to Find His Property Occupied by 40 Asylum Seekers
» Austria: Afghan Arrested on Suspicion of Arson Against Populist Political Office
» Breaking: Italy Seizes NGO Migrant Ferry Open Arms
» Denmark: How to Deal With Integration?
» Detained Illegal Aliens Sue US Government Over Conditions, Medical Care
» Eritrean Migrant Who Raped and Murdered Elderly Dutch Woman Entered the Courtroom With a Smile on His Face
» Migrant Transport NGO Rejects Spanish Port, Insists on Taking Human Cargo to Italy
» Netherlands: Amsterdam: Businessman Returns From Vacation to Find His Property Occupied by 40 Asylum Seekers
» Spain Will Permit Migrant Ferry ‘Open Arms’ To Offload Migrants in Mallorca
» University Promotes Hotline for Students to Call if They See Immigration Agents
 
Culture Wars
» Electioneering: Facebook Pulls Another Trump Campaign Ad, This Time a “Women for Trump” Ad — Comes After Facebook Eliminated Top Pro-Trump Publishers From Their Page
» Male Feminist Protester Sucker-Punches Reporter on Live TV
» Planned Parenthood Forced to Pay Former Director $3 Million for Firing Her After She Reported Violations
» Planned Parenthood Whistle-Blower Awarded $3 Million Damages
» Report: Ties Between Environmentalism and Eugenics ‘Run Deep’
» Transgender Who Axed Down Convenience Store Customers Gets 5 Years Added to Sentence
» Trump Defunds Planned Parenthood of $60 Million in Taxpayer Dollars
» Watch: Drag Queen Teaches Kids How to Perform Sex Dance at Library During “Story Hour, “ While Parents Laugh
 

CONSOB Chief Decries Draghi’s ‘Mistakes’ On Debt

‘QE only 4 years into crisis after Italian companies failed’

(ANSA) — Rimini, August 20 — Some interventions in Europe should not be designed “like Draghi did them”, said CONSOB stock market regulator chief Paolo Savona on Tuesday, refering to European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi.

Savona added that “if you intervene on Italian public debt, then you do so on German public debt, too.” Moreover, he added, Draghi “brought in Quantitative Easing in 2012, four years after the crisis broke out, when many Italian businesses had already gone bankrupt”. Savona was speaking at the Rimini Meeting of the influential Catholic group Communion and Liberation.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

ABC, NBC Provide Cover for Antifa Terrorism, Claim They’re ‘Counter-Protesters’

The domestic terrorist organization known as Antifa carried out attacks at a “right-wing” rally in Portland, Oregon on Saturday by targeting peaceful rally goers, police, and members of the press. As the liberal media have done in the past, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Sunday Today, carried water for the extreme left-wing terrorists by downplaying their actions and by suggesting they’re simply “counter-protesters”.

ABC’s coverage was absolutely abysmal. With an on-screen headline that suggested the “right-wing” was responsible for the violence, GMA co-anchor Dan Harris offered up just a news brief that lasted just 22 seconds:

[Comment: Only those who know what they are doing is not right, wear masks.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Angry Los Angeles Residents Demand Action Over City’s Growing Homeless Problem

The homeless problem in California is spinning out of control. There is a rat problem which is bringing disease and locals have had it.

There is growing anger and a call for city leaders to act before it gets worse.

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

AOC-Aligned Climate Group Wants ‘Deniers’ Squashed in News Stories

On Monday night, national radio host Mark Levin read from a frightening article by Tyler O’Neil at PJ Media headlined “AOC-Aligned Climate Group Demands Media Silence ‘Climate Deniers’.” A group called The Climate Mobilization which advocates for a dramatic “World War II-scale” takeover of the economy to fight global warming, condemned the media for pursuing “objectivity” by giving air time to “climate deniers.”

“Some media outlets are sacrificing the future of our planet for the sake of appearing objective,” Margaret Klein Salamon, founder and executive director of The Climate Mobilization, said in a news release Saturday.

“This idea of equating climate deniers with scientific experts is a dangerous practice which frames the threat to our planet, our existence as an ongoing debate,” Klein Salamon added. “I don’t think sacrificing the future of our planet in exchange for a look of ‘objectivity’ is an even exchange. It’s one the coming generation will judge us on, if we don’t move with the urgency necessary to fight back against global warming and win.”

What makes this more amusing is Klein Salamon is a psychologist, not a climatologist. Her co-founder Ezra Silk has a Bachelor’s Degree in History. Her advisory board includes the “former executive vice president of The Cheesecake Factory,” a minister who’s president of the Hip Hop Caucus and Adam McKay, the movie director who recently made the Cheney-trashing movie Vice.

The Left warns that democracy is dying in darkness…and then insists the planet is too important for a democratic debate on the climate. To prevent planetary death, one side has to…die in darkness. They warn of Trump’s authoritarian tendencies…and then display them in their media analysis.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Authorities Arrest 3 Men on Suspicion of Plotting Separate Mass Shootings

Law enforcement authorities have arrested three suspects on suspicion of plotting three separate acts of mass murder.

Officials in Florida, Connecticut, and Ohio announced that three men in their 20s planned to commit massacres in their respective locations.

In the first case, authorities in Florida said 25-year-old Tristan Scott Wix was arrested on Aug. 16 on suspicion of making threats to commit a mass shooting.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that detectives tracked Wix down to a Winn-Dixie parking lot in Daytona Beach Shores and arrested him after authorities were “alerted to text messages in which he detailed plans to shoot as many people as he could in a large crowd.”

The sheriff’s office said that in other messages, Wix said he wanted to kill 100 people and “break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever.”

Wix allegedly wrote other disturbing messages pertaining to mass murder.

“A school is a weak target,” Wix wrote, according to the sheriff’s office. He allegedly added that he would “be more likely to open fire on a large crowd of people from over 3 miles away.”

“I wanna open fire on a large crowd of people from over 3 miles away before I die and I need a spotter (laughing cry face emoji),” he wrote.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Author of Report on Google Search Manipulation Corrects Hillary Clinton After Her False Tweet Slamming the President

After President Donald Trump took to Twitter to share information from a report that found Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election, the former First Lady took to Twitter — with lies that have now been brutally debunked.

The failed presidential candidate took issue with Trump’s tweet about the report, though the report was written by one of her fans.

In response, Clinton claimed that “the debunked study you’re referring to was based on 21 undecided voters. For context that’s about half the number of people associated with your campaign who have been indicted.”

However, the study was not debunked and was not based on 21 undecided voters, at all.

The author of the report, Dr. Robert Epstein, responded to Clinton on Twitter with some facts that she may find inconvenient for her narrative.

“I’m a big #Hillary supporter, BUT… my 2016 monitoring findings were based on an analysis of 13,207 election-related searches, along with the 98,044 web pages to which the search results linked. The pro-Hillary bias was significant at the .001 level,” Dr. Epstein responded, along with a link to his report.

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

Biden’s Own Brain Surgeon Defends Biden’s Brain — ‘He’s as Sharp as He Was 31 Years Ago’

Biden’s brain is functioning perfectly. Just ask Biden’s brain surgeon.

Joe Biden’s brain surgeon Dr. Neal Kassell defended the 76-year-old Democrat presidential candidate and said Biden is “as sharp as he was 31 years ago.”

Right.

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

Big Cities That Are Struggling With Hepatitis, Typhus, Mountains of Human Feces and Millions of Rats Are All Run by Democrats

If you live in a community that is deteriorating, the only way that things are going to turn around is if the people of that community start making better choices.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Bokhari: The Koch-Soros Alliance to Censor the Internet

Left-wing and establishment conservative billionaires are teaming up to censor the Internet.

Organizations established by left-winger George Soros and libertarian Charles Koch have been working together on a key priority of globalist neoliberals and neoconservatives: censorship of the Internet.

Last year, the Charles Koch Institute pledged its support for the “After Charlottesville Project,” an initiative organized by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) aimed at combating “online extremism.”

Sponsors of the initiative include Comcast, NBC Universal, the Kresge Foundation, and the George Soros Charitable Foundation.

Other groups involved in the project include a host of Soros-funded organizations, including “Hope not Hate,” the British equivalent of the far-left SPLC, and the pro-immigration National Immigration Forum.

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

CNN’s Angela Rye: “White Men Who Think Like You” Are “The Greatest Terror Threat”

CNN’s Angela Rye is always good for a radical soundbite.

She has a long track record of hateful comments on CNN (see video below) but they keep her on to play to the low information voters.

It’s laughable that during the interview below that she claims that the Republican Patrick Griffin used the word “hijacked” because they were discussing two Muslim women.

She moves on to say that the greatest terror threat is Republican men. This is the new mantra from the left. They want to paint Republicans as violent racists.

CNN’s Angela Rye tells Republican Patrick Griffin: “The greatest terrorist group in this country are white men. White men who think like you. That is the greatest terrorist threat in this country”

CNN is now claiming that Republicans are “the greatest terrorist threat”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

College Student Arrested, Banned From Campus for Pre-Crime, Firearms Seized, After Anonymous Tip About Meme He Posted on Social Media

Brandon Wagshol a 22-year-old student at Central Connecticut State University. On Friday, he was arrested in advance of possibly thinking about committing a crime, after he was anonymously reported for posting a meme on social media. The anonymous tip claimed that the meme proved he showed an interest in committing a mass shooting. Wagshol’s attorney claims he never made any comments on social media, and that he was arrested for posting the meme.

The 22-year-old college student has been arrested, banned from his college campus and indefinitely suspended.

The judge in the case is refusing to allow Wagshol to post the required $250,000 bond until after his court hearing.

He has not committed a crime.

Let that sink in.

From Big League Politics— “What I understand is that he didn’t make any comments on Facebook, but there may have been other memes, as they call them, that he might have reposted,” said Darnell Crosland, who is representing Wagshol as his attorney.

In addition, Wagshol’s firearms were seized under Connecticut’s red flag law — in what will become the new status quo across the country if federal lawmakers get their way. The firearms found in Crosland’s home were legal and registered to his father, but were taken anyway.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Damning JAMA Study Finds Link Between Fluoridated Water and Low IQ in Children

To be clear, this is not some fringe journal. The Journal of the American Medical Association is a peer-reviewed medical journal published 48 times a year by the American Medical Association who has extremely strict guidelines for publishing studies.

In this most recent publication, scientists in Canada found that “fluoride exposure during pregnancy was associated with lower IQ scores in children aged 3 to 4 years.”

Accepting studies which show the harmful effects of fluoride consumption are so controversial that JAMA had to issue a statement noting that publishing this study was in the best interest of public health.

This decision to publish this article was not easy. Given the nature of the findings and their potential implications, we subjected it to additional scrutiny for its methods and the presentation of its findings. The mission of the journal is to ensure that child health is optimized by bringing the best available evidence to the fore. Publishing it serves as testament to the fact that JAMA Pediatrics is committed to disseminating the best science based entirely on the rigor of the methods and the soundness of the hypotheses tested, regardless of how contentious the results may be.

As FOX10 explains, after adjusting for covariates, researchers found that a 1 mg/L increase in maternal urinary fluoride levels was associated with a 4.49-point lower FSIQ score in boys as well as with a 4.63-point lower PIQ in boys, but there was no statistically significant association with girls’ FSIQ or PIQ scores.

An extra 1-mg of daily fluoride intake via water and beverages among pregnant women was associated with a 3.66 lower FSIQ score in both boys and girls.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Democrat Support for Omar and Tlaib Plays Into Trump’s Hands

Democratic Party supporting Jew-haters rather than Israel is not pretty — and will be repeatedly and mercilessly unleashed by Trump

The Democratic Party majority in Congress is now in freefall supporting two of its members — Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib — both openly-avowed Jew-haters — against decisions made by Israel banning them from unconditional entry to the Jewish State.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Dr. Mark Siegel: Jeffrey Epstein Suffered Hemorrhaging in the Neck — a Sign of Homicide (Video)

According to Dr. Siegel Jeffrey Epstein suffered hemorrhaging in the throat when he died.

This is from Dr. Siegel’s sources.

And this is a sign of strangulation — not hanging.

Dr. Mark Siegel: My inside sources have told me there was hemorrhaging in the neck, that there was some bruising.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Epstein’s Former Cell Mate Nicholas Tartaglione is Receiving Threats From Prison Guards to “Shut Up” And “Stop Talking” About Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein’s former cell mate at the Metropolitan Correctional Center Nicholas Tartaglione is receiving threats from prison guards to “shut up” and “stop talking.”

Tartaglione, the former cop convicted of a quadruple homicide, shared a cell with Epstein and was eventually moved a few cells away.

Tartaglione’s lawyer says the threats are so bad that he wants his client moved to a new prison.

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

Federal Judge Orders FBI to Search for Steele Documents as Christopher Wray Fights to Protect Hillary Clinton and SpyGate Coup Cabal

Once again Judicial Watch is doing the heavy lifting.

U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Cooper, a Barack Obama appointee ordered the FBI to search for Christopher Steele records post-dating Steele’s stint as a Confidential Human Source [CHS].

FBI Director Christopher Wray is still protecting the Spygate coup cabal by fighting Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuits seeking records on dossier author Christopher Steele.

Judge Cooper said:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Federal Judge Orders FBI to Search for More Christopher Steele Docs

After years of legal wrangling, a federal judge has given the FBI 60 days to cough up records of their communications with former British spy Christopher Steele after he was terminated as a confidential human source.

The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch first sought FBI documents on Steele in May of 2017 through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The court initially sided with the FBI but reopened the case in 2018 when evidence emerged that Steele was an FBI informant. Judicial Watch again asked the FBI to search for their Steele records, but the FBI continued to stonewall, declining to confirm or deny that they even existed.

Now, U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Cooper has put an end to the cat-and-mouse game.

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

Hillary Fires Back at Trump Over Google Allegation — Brags About How Many People in Trump’s Camp Who Have Been Indicted

Hillary Clinton’s arrogance is astounding.

Hillary fired back at President Trump Monday afternoon over his allegation that Google manipulated the 2016 election in Crooked’s favor.

President Trump on Monday morning said Google should be sued for manipulating millions of votes in Hillary Clinton’s favor during the 2016 election.

“Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought!” Trump said in a tweet Monday morning.

Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought! @JudicialWatch

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2019

According to the newly released Senate report, Dr. Robert Epstein, a psychologist, author and professor, Google manipulated at least 2.6 million — and upwards of 10+ million votes in favor of Hillary Clinton.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hillary Clinton Ties to Google Impossible to Deny

Here’s what happened to Google tried-and-failed election manipulation in 2016: Google failed, Hillary failed. Donald Trump was elected president,

Google employees were so downcast when their efforts to elect Hillary Clinton as president ended in a Big Fail on Election Night, they openly wept bitter tears of disappointment.

Here’s what Canada Free Press (CFP) wrote about the leaked video showing them weeping: “News virtually impossible to suppress: Even with all its political power and might over largely unsuspecting masses, Tech giant Google cannot steal elections.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Judge Jeanine: Epstein Said His Roommate Beat the Hell Out of Him. That’s Probably True “Because I Knew Nicholas Tartaglione” (Video)

Judge Jeanine Pirro went on with Tucker Carlson on Monday to discuss the Jeffrey Epstein case.

Judge Jeanine said the medical examiners jumped too quick with their conclusions.

Judge Jeanine: Her rush to judgement that this was a suicide makes no sense. We don’t know why the cameras won’t working. We don’t know why everybody was asleep, why they lied. The FBI, DOJ, Department of Prisons, everybody is doing an investigation… You’ve got to give me the additional dots that cause me to believe it is one way versus another. And by the way Tucker I have tried cases that were listed as suicides and I’ve gotten a homicide conviction. So they weren’t suicides they were intentional murders. And secondly the breaking of the hyoid bone, that’s classic in the strangulation cases, not in a hanging.

Judge Pirro then went on to discuss Epstein’s former roommate, mass murderer Nicholas Tartaglione.

Judge Jeanine: People say he tried to kill himself, he definitely committed suicide. That’s not true! Because HE SAID Nicholas Tartaglione the cop in the cell originally beat the hell out of him. I knew that probably as true because I knew Nicholas Tartaglione. He was a cop when I was a DA in Westchester. Would it be like him to slap this guy around? Without a doubt. That’s number one. And number two the fact that he was very upbeat with this attorney, said I’ ll see you Sunday. All of these facts need to be looked at to see if this was a homicide versus a suicide.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Latest Antics From the Israel-Bashing Industry

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In a weepy press conference, all inconvenient facts were distorted or omitted, such as what had actually been their planned itinerary, and why Israel had felt compelled to build a security barrier in the first place? Could it have had anything to do with countless Palestinian terrorist attacks in which “more than 900 people were killed” and “thousands injured’? Did the security barrier in Israel work to stop them? According to then Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Israel saw “over a 90 percent reduction in terrorist acts in that country that they attribute to having an effective fence… If Israel can do it effectively, there’s no reason why America can’t.”

Other fairy tales at the press conference included, among other calumnies, efforts to compare Israel to apartheid South Africa, when in fact Arabs are by and large treated equally to Jews; are Supreme court judges and members of parliament, have political parties, and are admitted to any profession. Rep. Omar also called checkpoints dehumanizing, when the only reason for their existence is to stop Palestinian terrorist attacks. Of course, no mention was made at the press conference that the Palestinian Authority, under its leader Mahmoud Abbas, now approaching the 14th year of his four-year term in office, has “banned a Palestinian LGBT rights group from organizing any activities in the West Bank and threatened to arrest them, saying such activities are contrary to the ‘values of Palestinian society.’“ By contrast, Israel, every year, holds one of the world’s largest “Pride” events.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

Left-Wing Antifa Terrorist Violence Erupts in Portland; “Proud Boys” Score P.R. Win

Dozens of media outlets warned of possible violence in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday as the Proud Boys, an organization of men that welcomes all races, creeds, and sexual orientations so long as they support Western values, rallied in the city. And, boy, were the media right. But none of the violence came from the right on Saturday. No, Saturday’s violence was a product of our favorite left-wing terrorist group Antifa.

The Proud Boys group marched briefly and left the area. But as the day wore on, Portland police were forced to declare the ongoing disruption caused by Antifa a “civil disturbance” and order people to disburse.

Portland police made at least 13 arrests during Saturday’s protests — none of which appeared to be associated with the Proud Boys.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Marianne Williamson Vows to Remove Andrew Jackson Painting From Oval Office

Monday at the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, IA, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson vowed to remove a painting of President Andrew Jackson from the Oval Office.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Maxine Waters Asks for Money Back From Homeless Woman on Skid Row

While visiting LA’s poverty-stricken Skid Row, Congresswoman Maxine Waters made sure to ask for her $10 dollars in change back after buying a book from a homeless person.

The optics weren’t great.

“Waters visited the desolate on the corner of 5th and San Pedro in the heart of the city’s Skid Row, where she touted a $13 billion bill known as the “Ending Homelessness Act,” reports the American Mirror.

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

Miss Nevada State Barred From Miss America Pageant for Being Conservative Speaks to TGP

Army National Guardsman and combat veteran Katie Jo Williams says that she has been stripped of her “Ms. Nevada State 2019” title and barred from competing in the Miss America pageant over her political views.

Williams tells the Gateway Pundit that over the five months that she held the title, the director would frequently call her and tell her that she was being too political on social media and ask her to delete posts.

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

NBC Dismisses Blaming the Shooter as Just a Talking Point of ‘Gun Control Opponents’

NBC over the weekend pushed gun control repeatedly, casually dismissing calls for focusing culpability on the perpetrators of mass shooters as simply a talking point of “gun control opponents.” The Today show also touted using children to promote the gun control agenda.

On Sunday, reporter Mike Viqueira sounded annoyed that Donald Trump would blame the shooters: “At his New Hampshire rally, Thursday, no mention of checks on criminal records, only for mental health history. The President echoing a familiar argument of gun control opponents.”

He then played a clip of Trump noting, “It’s not the gun that pulls the trigger. It’s the person holding the gun.” The quote from Trump was the only one in the segment to express skepticism for gun control. Viqueira also featured the Democratic mayor of San Francisco, Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings and Democrat Cory Booker.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

NYT Rewrites History to Smear Trump & America

Democrats continue to play race card.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Rashida Tlaib and Her Friends… Evidence Ties Friends of US Congresswoman to Extreme Terrorists

Peel back the layers of freshman US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and there’s quite a bit more to see than freshman “impeach the motherf**ker” lawmaker would probably like the public to see.

Let’s start with the night the Muslim lawmaker won the election and wrapped herself in the Palestinian flag, while she hugged her Palestinian mother, claiming her relatives in Palestine were cheering on her victory. Note, the lack of American flags in the room.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) did not disclose the name of the source of funds for a fellowship that was paid by liberal billionaire George Soros—as required by the House ethics committee—and also disclosed a lesser amount than she received, according to a review of tax and financial disclosure forms.

On the day of her swearing-in, Tlaib added a sticky note to the map in her Congressional office, with the word “Palestine” written on it and an arrow pointed next to Israel. As a side note, the United States does not recognize the “Palestine” territory as a state, but the newly elected U.S. lawmaker clearly does. The map can be seen in the image below, that shows Tlaib standing next to radical anti-Semite activist Linda Sarsour (on Tlaibs left, wearing a purple hijab). Tlaib can be seen wearing a traditional Palestinian dress and was later sworn in on a Quran. To the casual observer, Tlaib’s career as a U.S. lawmaker, so far, looks more like that of a lawmaker who’s being sworn into office in Palestine than the United States of America.

When the former Wall Street Journal journalist, Asra Q. Nomani, attempted to enter Tlaib’s office after her swearing-in ceremony, she was promptly blocked from entering the newly confirmed US lawmaker’s office by CAIR (Council for Arab Islamic Relations) an organization that has been listed a terror group by the UAE (United Arab Emirates) and anti-Semite activist, Linda Sarsour.

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Senators Pressure Their Universities to Drop Confucius Institutes as Threat to America

Federal lawmakers are ramping up pressure on Confucius Institutes hosted by American colleges, even as some of the schools close or announce plans to shutter the Chinese-funded organizations.

Following up on a June op-ed by Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, last month Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri pressed two institutions in his state to reconsider their relationships with foreign actors.

At least two bills have been introduced in the Senate, one by Grassley, that would crack down on Confucius Institutes in America as part of a broader push to curtail foreign influence.

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Seth Rich Murder Update: FBI Claims They Didn’t Investigate But NSA Claims Can’t Disclose Files Due to Matter of National Security

We first reported in late July that Texas businessman Ed Butowsky filed a lawsuit where he outed reporter Ellen Ratner as his source for information on Seth Rich. The DNC operative was murdered in the summer of 2016 in Washington DC. His murder was never solved. According to the lawsuit Seth Rich provided WikiLeaks the DNC emails before the 2016 election, not Russia.

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The Fake Fall of Communism — Behind the Deep State (Video)

In this episode of Behind the Deep State, host Alex Newman shines light on Communism in the United States. Stemming back decades, Communism has run rampant behind the scenes, working to dictate policy, overthrow governments, and change the way people view its ideology.

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The Google Globalism Gulag

The puzzling switch in the corporate motivation of Google seems confusing on the surface. But if you dig deeper into the manure of globalism, the notion that Google is primarily a business for profit is exposed as a distraction of what it really is and how it operates. It is entirely understandable that free internet services, especially when they usually work well and use superior features will attract the public in droves. However, the filtration of search results that only provide a biased outcome can no longer be denied. Notwithstanding, who benefits the most from the abandonment of the old motto, “Don’t be evil”?

Google was created by the military/industrial/security complex. Government funding provided the seed money and the NSA supplied the advanced technology to get the surveillance state to the next level. The article, Google is the Master Spy of the Intelligence Community has gravitated towards their true global overlords.

“The experience of the unceasing leaks coming out of the intelligence agencies since Trump was elected is a sure sign that their domestic control of an indifferent public has been threatened. The seemingly self destructive clamp down by Google on those, who do not regurgitate the orthodox reality, constructed by the shadow government makes sense when one understands that Google exists to serve the patrician interests of the supra elite operatives.”

Even so, just who are these operatives and what are their interests? Globalists come in all shapes and sizes, from varied nations and backgrounds. However, they all share a lack of patriotic devotion to their native country, while they aspire to be an influential part of the new global world order. So it comes as a regretful fact of an internal betrayal that so many Americans have supported the sedition from within. The TC essay, Military/Intelligence/Security Complex Rules identifies the role played by the Deep State turncoats.

“The government of the defunct Republic is wholly in the hands of globalist traitors. The nefarious cabal of Intelligence Community plotters serves a cartel of un-American supremacists. As long as dual loyalists remain in control of government policy, the deep state will neutralize any attempt to reset our authentic national interests.”

Front and center the Google hate culture that detests the constitution and God fearing citizens have fully accepted the Chicom model for planetary enslavement. For those who would survive extermination, only servitude remains. Can you handle the truth or do you accept reality as presented by Google News?

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Trump Rips Scaramucci With One Brutal Video: “Nobody Ever Heard of This Dope Until He Met Me”

If you hit Donald J. Trump with unjust or untrue accusations, you’d better prepare to be hit back ten times harder. That’s precisely what happened to Trump’s White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, who lasted only 11 days on the job.

President Trump doesn’t suffer fools easily, and Anthony Scaramucci has definitely been proving he’s a first-class fool lately. The guy who chose to be with President Trump instead of his wife when she was giving birth to their first child, would like everyone to believe he’s a good guy, who suddenly had a burst of consciousness, at just about the same time he decided to write a book about President Trump, for profit. The book, “Trump, The Blue-Collar President,” focuses primarily on how President Trump’s economic policies have helped the middle-class worker or the “forgotten man,” and how they trusted him and helped him to win the presidency. But it’s Scaramucci’s sudden decision to turn on President Trump that has everyone scratching their heads.

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Trump Leads All Democratic Candidates in 2020 Poll

Almost half of voters feel that they have to hide their support for the President

A Zogby poll released this week indicates that President Trump has a narrow lead over all major Democratic candidates for the 2020 election.

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Trump’s Odds to be Re-Elected in 2020 (-130) Are Shortest They Have Ever Been

Maybe Donald Trump is a stable genius after all, because none of this makes a lick of common sense.

Those who suggest that Trump is playing some form of 3D chess might be on to something, because it seems the more wrong the man does, the more right he looks to the oddsmakers.

Covering a cross-section of leading sportsbooks, Trump’s chances of winning the 2020 mandate are the best they’ve ever been. He’s the —130 favorite in the Presidential election odds.

[Comment: Article dated Aug 15, 2019.]

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US Combat Veteran and Army National Guard Member Katie Williams Disqualified From Miss America Pageant for Being Conservative, Supporting Trump (Video)

Katie Williams is a US combat veteran, a member of the US Army National Guard and a Trump supporter. For this she was kicked out of the Miss America pageant.

Miss Nevada Katie Williams was disqualified from the Miss America pageant on Sunday for being too political.

Katie Williams is a US combat veteran and Army National Guard member who is also conservative.

Katie was told last weekend to remove content from her Facebook page.

Katie is pro-American and against Antifa.

Katie says she was stripped of her title for being conservative and Pro-Trump.

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English Police Force to Issue Every Officer With a Taser Amid Rising Street Violence

An English police force is to become the first in the country to issue every officer with electric stun-guns known as Tasers, news that comes days after a police officer was murdered by criminals and among a sharp rise in violence against officers overall.

Northamptonshire police cited a surge in violence against police officers when announcing the wider deployment of Tasers to their officers. Across the United Kingdom, the vast majority of police officers do not carry firearms and those who carry Tasers tend to be specially trained. The announcement of Northamptonshire Chief Constable Nick Adderley marks the departure from that.

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EU Rejects Boris Johnson’s Last-Ditch Appeal to Strike Brexit Deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote a four-page letter to European leaders before a week of meetings with top EU officials and heads of state in what may be the last attempt to renegotiate Theresa May’s failed withdrawal agreement, only to see his proposals immediately rejected.

With just ten weeks to go until the promised “do or die” Brexit day, on which the Prime Minister has vowed to take the country out of the European Union with — as is his preferred outcome — or without a deal, Mr Johnson called on European leaders to consider a renegotiation.

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France: Server in Paris No-Go Suburb Murdered Over Sandwich

A server in the no-go Paris suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis was murdered by a customer who was allegedly unhappy at how long it took him to make a sandwich.

The fatal shooting occurred in Noisy-le-Grand at around 9 pm Friday at the restaurant Le Mistral in the evening, with witnesses and restaurant staff saying that the alleged gunman took out his weapon and shot a waiter after complaining that the preparation of his food was taking too long, Franceinfo reports.

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French Police Thwart Attack on G7 Summit

French authorities have arrested five people suspected of planning an attack on this weekend’s G7 summit in Biarritz. The meeting of world leaders has proved to be a magnet for left-wing protest movements.

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Italian PM Resigns, Attacks Populist Salvini as Government Collapses

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned, forcing the collapse of the populist coalition between the Five Star Movement and Matteo Salvini’s Populist-right Lega (League).

The Italian PM was set to face a vote of no confidence brought by Salvini’s party after the Five Star Movement overwhelmingly opposed a recent vote on the Italian-French TAV train tunnel project.

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Italy: Salvini ‘Unreliable’ — M5S, PD-M5S Govt Cheat — League Head

Prodi proposes coalition extended to FI

(ANSA) — Rome, August 19 — Matteo Salvini is “unreliable”, former partner the 5-Star Movement (M5S) said after the League leader tried to patch things up after pulling the plug on the 14-month M5S-League government.

“Matteo Salvini has become an unreliable interlocutor, without credibility,” the M5S said after a party summit at founder Beppe Grillo’s beach home Sunday.

Anti-migrant Euroskeptic and nationalist League leader Salvini called time on Italy’s first all-populist government on August 8 after a dramatic split in votes on a high-speed rail link with France.

But he appears to have had second thoughts as the possibility of an alternative government between the M5S and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) has taken shape.

Speaking after the summit with Grillo, political leader Luigi Di Maio and other M5S bigwigs, the M5S said Salvini was now trying a “shameful U-turn”.

Salvini reacted by repeating that an M5S-PD government would a “swindle”.

He said “if there is no government then the only way forward is elections”.

“Otherwise we sit down at the table and start work again”.

The next formal step in the government crisis is Premier Giuseppe Conte’s address to the Senate Tuesday, after which he may go to President Sergio Mattarella and resign rather than facing a League no confidence motion, which may not now be filed. Meanwhile two-time former centre-left premier Romano Prodi, a PD grandee, called for a “long-lasting coalition government” possibly also including Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right Forza Italia (FI) party.

The PD, for its part, was split between those in favour of teaming up with the M5S, like former leader and ex-premier Matteo Renzi, those staunchly against it like former industry minister Carlo Calenda, and those who are waiting to see how Mattarella decides to move forward, like leader Nicola Zingaretti.

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Italy: M5S, PD Ponder Ahead of Conte Speech

Salvini ‘desperate’ says Di Maio, strong govt or vote-Zingaretti

(ANSA) — Rome, August 19 — The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) on Monday pondered a possible government alliance replacing the M5S’s 14-month executive with the anti-migrant Euroskeptic League, on which League leader Matteo Salvini pulled the plug only to have second thoughts.

Some within the PD, but not leader Nicola Zingaretti, have come out in favour of the new alliance despite big policy differences between the two groups.

Zingaretti said Monday that President Sergio Mattarella’s possible govt-formation talks should either produce “the conditions for a strong government of renewal” or a snap election “is better”.

There is also the possibility of the League resuming its alliance with the M5S.

The musings came a day before a key address to the Senate by Premier Giuseppe Conte, in whom Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Salvini initially announced a no confidence vote which he is now reportedly uncertain about going through with.

Among the possible scenarios is that Conte may go to President Mattarella to resign after making his speech, obviating the possible confidence vote.

There is talk of Conte being given a second mandate to explore a possible M5S-PD coalition, or a possible renewed M5S-League coalition, spelling a Conte #2 government.

But the PD on Monday said “speaking of a negotiation on the government, and dropping taboos on a second Conte government, is without foundation”.

M5S leader Luigi Di Maio, the other deputy premier as well as industry and labour minister, said Monday “I have seen that some people are already making proposals through the press on openings to other political forces,” referring to the possible alliance with the PD.

“In my view that is deeply wrong. We must trust to the president of the republic (Mattarella) and the institutional course that he will decide to map out”.

Di Maio said he had “full confidence” in Conte because the premier was an extremely correct man”.

Di Maio told his anti-establishment party that “the League hasn’t yet filed a no confidence motion in the government and Salvini has raised the level of attack against us, he needs to talk about us in order to make the news, he’s desperate. “I hope a debate opens in the League on the disaster Salvini has caused in a few days and in total autonomy”. Di Maio accused Salvini of acting rashly, on the spur of the moment, saying he had sparked the crisis “on the beach, among the mojitos”.

Two M5S ministers on Monday denied that the M5S would make a government deal with two prominent PD members, ex-premier and former leader Matteo Renzi and former relations with parliament minister and ex-cabinet secretary Maria Elena Boschi, following the collapse of its alliance with Salvini’s League.

The M5S’s minister for relations with parliament, Riccardo Fraccaro, described the notion as “the fake news of the summer which the League is spreading after bringing the government down.

“I want to say this clearly, we will not do deals with Renzi and Boschi”. The M5S’s justice minister, Alfonso Bonafede, was just as emphatic.

“The M5S will never sit down with Renzi and/or Boschi”, he said.

“The question is not a personal one, the country still needs a change which is totally incompatible with certain names.

“It’s a delicate moment for the country.

“Enough already of fake news, let’s be serious, please.

“Thanks you,” he said.

Di Maio also scotched the idea as “fake news”.

The notion of an M5S-PD government has prompted Salvini to try to reverse the government crisis he caused by saying the alliance with the M5S had run its course because of too many ‘Nos’ from Di Maio’s group including longstanding opposition to a French rail link.

Salvini said Monday that there are dozens of MPs backing Renzi “that are terrorised” by the thought of holding elections.

“They are inventing any excuse to create a new government,” he said. “This is the only emergency.” Salvini pulled the plug on Italy’s first all-populist government on August 8.

He then said parliament should first vote to cut 345 MPs and Senators and then Italy should go to the polls “immediately”.

Salvini said Renzi was afraid of a snap vote “because of the disasters he made” while premier.

Salvini accused those who wanted to extend the legislative term by a deal between the PD and his former ally the M5S, and not call a snap election, of being antidemocratic and fascist, a charge frequently levelled at the League.

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Italy: Calatrava Ordered to Pay Fine Over Venice Bridge

Audit court rules Spanish architect must pay 78,000 euros

(ANSA) — Venice, august 14 — An Audit Court in Venice has ruled that Catalan architect Santiago Calatrava must pay a fine of 78,000 euros for revenue losses caused by the project of his controversial Constitution Bridge on the Lagoon City’s Grand Canal.

A court of first instance had acquitted the architect.

The project cost 11.6 million euros instead of the seven million originally planned, a “macroscopic negligence” for which the architect was held responsible.

The judges said that Calatrava, among other things, underestimated the dimension of pipes for the bridge and planned stairs, partly in glass, that were originally supposed to last at least 20 years and immediately started to get ruined.

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Italy: 70% Basic Income Recipients Don’t Qualify — League

Garavaglia statement ‘idiocy’ retort M5S

(ANSA) — Rome, August 14 — Some 70% of recipients of the government’s new basic income do not in fact qualify for it, League Deputy Economy Minister Massimo Garavaglia said Wednesday.

“70% of those who apply for it probably aren’t entitled to it,” he said.

“We must revise the measure giving more to those who need it and intervene on the part of businesses by heavily cutting the tax wedge for those who hire”.

The 5-Star Movement (M5S), who framed the measure, hit back at Garavaglia’s statement saying it was “idiocy”.

“The basic income is a measure which we defend with all our might,” they said on Facebook.

They said it was a measure that “has restored dignity to people and ensures that the social fabric of the country holds together”.

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Pope Francis Calls for ‘Antidote’ To Populism

ROME — Pope Francis has further dug in his heels as the anti-populist pope, writing in the forward to a new book that organized citizens in action are the “antidote to populism.”

In his forward to The Eruption of Popular Movements: The Rerum Novarum of Our Time, the pope waxes poetic, praising so-called “popular movements” as “a great social alternative, a profound cry, a sign of contradiction, a hope that ‘everything can change.’“

Populism, on the other hand, the pontiff likens to “show-politics,” adding that in today’s political climate “fear is the means of manipulation of civilizations, the creative agent of xenophobias and racism, a terror sown in the peripheries of the world.”

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Report: US-German Relations Plunge to All-Time Low

The friendly relationship between the United States and Germany has soured, to say the very least. A new survey authorized by the Atlantik-Brücke and carried out by the polling firm Civey discovered that 85 percent of respondents assessed relations between the two countries as poor to very poor.

According to a Der Spiegel editorial, US-German relations have plunged to an all-time low over deep political, social, and economic disagreements.

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Six Sailors Fly Across the Atlantic to Enable Greta’s Climate Trip

Greta Thunberg’s sailing ship for the climate, Malizia II, must return to Europe after it has reached New York. For this, four new professional sailors fly to the US. Their mission is to release the crew of two skippers on board and sail the boat back. Altogether, six sailors must take at least one trip each by plane.

Amid invited to the UN Climate Summit in New York in September, Greta Thunberg refused to go by plane and wanted a carbon dioxide neutral way of travel. Fortunately for her, the Malizia II team came to her assistance, offering to sail Greta and her father across the Atlantic. As a return, the boat became the nine o’clock news all over the world when Greta set off from Plymouth a couple of days ago.

Multiple times more emissions But going by sailing boat, might not be such a clever idea after all if the objective is to spare the climate. It turns out that Greta Thunberg’s trip adds many times more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than if she and her father just bought two airline tickets. Her sail results in multiple flights across the Atlantic since all the sailors must take one flight each, taz.de reports.

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Sweden: Pepper Spray Sales Surge 90% Amidst Rape Concerns

Sales of pepper spray in some areas of Sweden have surged as much as 90 per cent amidst concerns over the country’s rape problem.

According to a report by Swedish newspaper Expressen, the Kjell & Company retail chain announced that sales of the self-defense item have spiked 90 per cent in August compared to June.

The sales figures are being described as an “accelerating, increasing trend,” with manufacturer Plegium revealing sales have been rising for years but “officially exploded” this summer.

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UK: Brits Oppose Remainer Government

The idea of a Remainer government designed to stop Brexit is opposed by more Brits than support it. Hardline Remoaners once again shown to be a shrinking fringe.

YouGov have found that by a margin of 44% vs. 37%, Brits are against the idea of Remainer MPs taking over.

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UK: Staunch Environmentalists Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Take 4 Private Jet Trips in 11 Days

Despite announcing that they would only have two children in order to help reduce CO2 emissions, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have taken 4 private jet trips in just 11 days.

The royal recently told ethnologist Jane Goodall that the couple would only have “two, maximum” kids as a sign of their commitment to environmentalism.

“How many clues does nature have to give us before we actually learn, or wake ourselves up to the damage and the destruction that we’re causing?” asked Harry during the interview.

Such concerns don’t appear to extend to the Prince’s own immediate private life.

As the Daily Mail points out, Harry and Meghan just took their fourth gas-guzzling private jet flight in 11 days.

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UK: Species of Stegosaur is Oldest Ever Discovered, Scientists Say

A new species of one of the most recognisable types of dinosaur is also the oldest of its kind ever discovered, British scientists believe.

Remains of a stegosaur, a dinosaur made famous through the Jurassic Park films, were studied by a team from the Natural History Museum and belong to a new genus which walked the earth around 168 million years ago.

Stegosaurs are armoured dinosaurs recognisable by spike-like bones protruding from their spine and tails.

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“Breathtakingly Ignorant or a Pathological Liar” — Israeli Advocacy Group Destroys Ilhan Omar’s Countless Lies Following Cancelled Trip

In March the Israel Advocacy Movement exposed a number of people that Rashida Tlaib publicly thanks and is friends with, who post explicit pro-terror content and calls to violence such as “kill every zionist” .

The video went viral and exposed Democrat Rashida Tlaib and her antisemitic circle of influence.

This video will shock you!

Watch Rashida Tlaib’s family praising terrorists and peddling antisemitic lies.

This video follows our last exposé which uncovered her inner circle praising terrorists.

For more video like this, follow us and help amplify our voice. pic.twitter.com/EllaosvbaW

— Israel Advocacy Movement (@israel_advocacy) April 29, 2019

On Thursday Democrats Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar were banned from Israel over their suspected provocations against Israel. Their trip was planned by the antisemitic, pro-terror Miftah organization.

Following the cancellation anti-Semite Ilhan Omar posted a string of Jew-bashing tweets.

The tweets did not go unnoticed.

On Sunday the Israel Advocacy Movement broke down Ilhan Omar’s statements on Israel.

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Beinart Goes Ballistic When Lowry Schools Him on Palestinians, Terrorism

On Monday’s The Lead, Atlantic writer, CNN political analyst, and Hamas apologist Peter Beinart suffered a meltdown for the ages, losing it while desperately trying to defend Palestinian terrorists and anti-Semitic groups like Miftah against a calm, sober evisceration of his worldview by National Review editor-in-chief Rich Lowry.

The child-like meltdown grew so hysterical that Beinart screeched about how National Review supports apartheid, segregation, and Israeli terror on Palestinians while denying that Miftah has issues with Jews.

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Democrat Ilhan Omar: Israel is Not an Ally and is Not a “Democracy” — Must Give Palestinians Freedom of Movement Into Israel (Video)

Anti-Semitic Democrats Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) lashed out at the Israeli government on Monday in a joint press conference in Minnesota.

** Rashida Tlaib lashed out at the Israel security wall that eliminated terrorist attacks in their country.

The two Democrats also threatened US aid to the Jewish State.

Rep. Ilhan Omar: We give Israel more than $3 million in aid every year. This is predicated on them being an important ally in the region and (airquotes) “the only democracy” in the Middle East. But denying a visit to duly elected members of Congress is not consistent with being an ally and denying millions of people freedom of movement, or expression or self determination is not consistent with being a democracy. We must be asking as Israel’s ally the Netanyahu government stop the expansion of settlements on Palestinian land and ensure full rights to Palestinians if we are to give them aid. These are not just my views.

THERE. IT. IS.

Rep. @IlhanMN says Israel is not an “ally” to America and is not a “democracy.”

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Liar!… Ilhan Omar Says She Was Meeting Members of Knesset and Israeli Security Officials While in Israel — But She Lies — it’s Not on Her Schedule

On Monday the two radical Democrats lashed out at Israel for blocking their entry.

Ilhan Omar repeated her lie from Friday that she was scheduled to meet members of the Israeli Knesset and Israeli security officials.

First, I planned to hold meetings with members of the Knesset (both Jewish and Arab) along with Israeli security officials.

The claims of @IsraeliPM otherwise are not true.

As a delegation, we were also were scheduling a meeting with @USAmbIsrael. https://t.co/tazkSiUYkM

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) August 16, 2019

But that is a complete lie.

Ilhan’s schedule was released and there were NO meetings with Knesset members and NO meetings with Israeli security officials.

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Aerial Footage of Town Reclaimed by Syrian Army Surfaces

Army has cut supply route of terror group

On Monday the Syrian army established control of the entire city of Khan Sheikhoun and the Damascus-Aleppo highway in Idlib province, according to the pro-government newspaper Al Watan.

An exclusive aerial video of the city of Khan Sheikhoun in the south of Idlib province in Syria, which is surrounded by the Syrian government army has appeared online.

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Regime Change Propaganda: National Geographic’s ‘Documentary’ on Syria

It has been six years since Manar Nakour’s brother died August 17, 2013, in Marmarita, Syria. The hurt, loss, and shock came flooding back when he saw the National Geographic Documentary Films’ Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS, by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and best-selling author Sebastian Junger and his Emmy-winning producing partner, Nick Quested.

Manar was shocked to see his brother’s name, Amin Nakrour, and photo used in the film, prominently and emotionally used under the title “In Memoriam MAYA BARSHINI AMIN NAKROUR ATALLA ABBOUD IBRAHIM SAADI Killed by Assad Regime August, 2013” at the end of the film.

In reality, the events of his death, and those to blame could not be farther from the truth. Award-winning filmmakers such as Junger and Quested would have researched those names and their deaths before dedicating them in such a bold and emotionally charged use of political propaganda. If they had been named as having died in Syria during the conflict that would have been factual, but in this case, they were singled out to be the four smiling young people full of hope who were brutally slaughtered by the “Assad Regime”. There was no attempt to obtain permission to use their photos, names, or the true cause of their death from their family. The photos were taken from Facebook without any permission. Stolen photos, and fabricated deaths to blame the Syrian government for a crime it wasn’t responsible for.

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Syrian Government Forces Drive Terrorists From Stronghold in Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib

BEIRUT — Syrian Arab Army (SAA) forces and allies have now entered Khan Sheikhoun in northwest Syria, pushing western-backed terrorist ‘rebels’ from their key stronghold which has been under terrorist occupation since 2014.

Even the UK and EU-funded Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has admitted that the SAA have taken the town’s northern and eastern districts, and are poised to push jihadist militants north towards the surrounding rural areas and Turkey.

“Khan Shaikhoun has become completely surrounded by government forces and rebel fighters withdrew early on Tuesday,” said local ‘opposition’ activist Suleiman Abdulqader in Idlib, in a report for Al Jazeera.

Khan Sheikhoun sits along a key highway which links Damascus with the northern city of Aleppo.

This latest news comes just 24 hours after a Turkish military convoy was hit by an airstrike as it was delivering ammunition to terrorist militants in the Idlib area.

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Turkey Fuming After Syrian Airstrike on Convoy in Islamist-Held Idlib Province

The Turkish Defense Ministry has condemned Syria for attacking its convoy in the Syrian province of Idlib. Damascus said the vehicles were transporting weapons and ammo to “terrorist forces.”

Ankara said three people were killed and 12 others injured on Monday after the Syrian airstrike, which targeted a Turkish military convoy travelling between two observation points in northern Syria. The statement said all victims were civilians, without explaining how they were involved in a military operation.

The nature of the attacked convoy is perceived differently by the Syrian side, however. The Syrian news agency SANA said it was carrying weapons and ammunition to “terrorist forces” in the town of Khan Sheikhoun. It’s located in the southern part of Idlib province on a highway connecting the cities of Aleppo and Hama.

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Mother Teresa’s Order Has Been Caught Trafficking Babies in India

Recently, the Indian government ordered its state governments to inspect child care facilities that are run by the Missionaries of Charity — a Roman Catholic order founded by Mother Teresa. The order came after the arrests of a nun and an employee accused of baby trafficking.

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CCP Destroys More Buddhist Statues to Stamp Out Religion in China

s part of its efforts to subjugate religion in China, photos have surfaced showing the Communist Chinese government defacing, walling up, and tearing down Buddhist statues across the country.

According to the report by Bitter Winter, the Dahebei Ecological Garden Cemetery in Liaoning Province’s Tieling County was forced to give a “facelift” to its Guanyin statue or have its face dismantled. Over the course of three months, the heads of the “Four-Faced Guanyin” were modified to look like petals of a bizarre lotus flower.

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Chinese Missiles Could Wipe Out U.S. And Allied Pacific Bases in ‘Opening Hours of Conflict’

The United States Studies Center at the University of Sydney in Australia released a report on Monday that warned America has lost its military superiority in the Indo-Pacific region and Chinese missiles could wipe out its bases with “precision strikes in the opening hours of a conflict.”

“The combined effect of ongoing wars in the Middle East, budget austerity, underinvestment in advanced military capabilities and the scale of America’s liberal order-building agenda has left the US armed forces ill-prepared for great power competition in the Indo-Pacific,” the authors concluded.

The report warned that too many American politicians and foreign policy officials have an “outdated superpower mindset” because they believe China would never act aggressively because the long-term consequences would include a horrific world war.

In truth, Chinese strategy has focused on limiting American power projection in the Pacific while building up the enormous missile inventory of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The imbalance of forces has reached the point where the PLA could pull off a quick disarming strike followed by a clear, difficult-to-reverse victory.

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Fentanyl Flowing Into US Overwhelmingly Sourced From China

China’s “export-led economic strategy and lack of regulatory oversight” are responsible for most illicit and synthetic fentanyl in the United States, think tank Rand Corporation recently testified to Congress.

The global policy think tank told the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee that the rising opioid epidemic was initially fueled by an oversupply of prescription oxycodone and hydrocodone, but by 2019 morphed into an illicit synthetic opioid crisis causing “approximately two-thirds of all opioid overdose deaths.”

Pharmaceutically-pure fentanyl is an opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine. The compound was approved in 1968 as a transdermal skin patch for pain management treatment of very sick cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or hospice.

[Comment: One prong of the communist asymmetric war on the US.]

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Cardinal Pell Loses Appeal Against Child Sex Abuse Conviction

An Australian court dismissed the former Vatican treasurer’s appeal to have his convictions overturned. However, the decision doesn’t necessarily mark the end of Cardinal Pell’s legal battle to reverse the ruling.

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Half a Billion Bees Drop Dead in Brazil Amid Jump in Pesticide Use

Bee apocalypse has unfolded in four of Brazil’s southern states in 1Q19. More than half a billion bees died earlier this year, in a short period, experts are suggesting that pesticides are likely to be blamed, reported Bloomberg.

Most of the dead bees had traces of Fipronil, an insecticide classified by the European Union and the US Environmental Protection Agency as a human carcinogen.

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Amsterdam: Businessman Returns From Vacation to Find His Property Occupied by 40 Asylum Seekers

“Do I have to leave my own building?”

A businessman in Amsterdam returned from vacation to find his property occupied by 40 refused asylum seekers who told him to leave.

According to a report by AT5, entrepreneur Salih Ozcan was “expelled from (his) own premises” by the migrant squatters after returning from holiday.

After recovering his property from a “bad tenant” who used it as a weed factory in January, Ozcan had refurbished the site and planned to use it for his car company.

He was shocked to discover it had been occupied by 40 failed asylum seekers who had completely trashed the place.

Referring to the piles of trash at the entrance, Ozcan said the scene was too “crazy for words,” adding, “Only rats and mice come here.”

A video shows angry African migrants confronting both Ozcan and the camera crew from the TV station. The migrants threatened to call the police if they didn’t leave immediately.

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Austria: Afghan Arrested on Suspicion of Arson Against Populist Political Office

An Afghan migrant has been arrested in Austria in connection with the attempted arson of an office of the populist Freedom Party (FPÖ).

The attack took place last week in the city of St. Pölten and saw a total of four masked individuals throw rocks at the party headquarters for Lower Austria and attempt to burn the building down using Molotov cocktails, Austrian tabloid Kronen Zeitung reports.

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Breaking: Italy Seizes NGO Migrant Ferry Open Arms

Earlier today, Spanish authorities sent a navy vessel to pick up migrants aboard the migrant ferry Open Arms which has been sitting off the coast of Italy’s Lampedusa island for a few days now.

According to ANSA news agency, which cited sources, Italy’s prosecutor’s office has seized Proactiva’s Open Arms migrant transport ship and has ordered the evacuation of the migrants.

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Denmark: How to Deal With Integration?

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Just how great are the problems was revealed in a recent survey, Integrations Barometer 2018, published by the municipality of Copenhagen. The Integration Barometer — which measures the degree of integration in the municipality among young people with a non-Western background — showed that almost one third of 18-29 year-olds (31%) believe that “religious and cultural laws must be adhered to, even though they may be contrary to [Danish] law”. The issue, then, is whether these young people believe that Islamic sharia law should take precedence over Danish law. The statistic represents an increase from 2016, when a similar survey showed that 24% wanted sharia law. In addition, the number of youths who view democracy in a positive light has fallen from 86% in 2016 to 79% in 2018…

The Imam Ali Mosque, which opened in 2015 and is the largest in Denmark — it was built with 2 minarets 32 meters tall and with room for 1,500 people, at a cost of 80 million Danish kroner ($1,800,000; 1,600,000 euros) — has been at the center of the debate. The Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten recently revealed that, when, in 2002 the association behind the mosque, Ahlul Bait, asked to be approved as a religious community, it had in its statutes a provision saying it operated under the supervision of Iran’s ‘Supreme Leader’, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. At first, this news was a matter of concern for the Ministry of Church Affairs, but then Ahlul Bait simply rewrote its statutes and the ministry gave its approval.

One former member of the committee, law professor Jens Elo Rytter, who served on it from 2013 to 2017, left it in protest. “I sat with a clear feeling that the associations had just made their paperwork so that the formalities were in order. But in reality we had no way of knowing what really happened” he told Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.

“In fact,” said the committee’s long-standing president, Professor Emeritus Armin W. Geertz, “we often saw that passages were deleted, and we simply had the feeling that some of the organizations only changed their statutes to make them fit our requirements.” He emphasized that he also left the committee because the Ministry of Church Affairs would not impose a legal requirement officially recognizing that communities must comply with the principles of equality and democracy in their associations. …

In response to a parliamentary question about the refusal of the Imam Ali Mosque to distance itself from the sermons endorsing marital violence and marital rape, the Minister for Immigration and Integration Inger Støjberg, said:

“I have said on several occasions that I would like to see that there were mosques that were closed in Denmark, namely mosques that are driven by a world view that is just so distant from the Danish [world view], as this case… shows. But the problem with that… [is] where do these people go? Do we have more control over them here than we have if they run a mosque from a backyard or basement? We cannot shut them down for their views [holdninger] That is why I think that one of the best ways must be to get the donations [to the mosques] under control… I could wish that there were mosques that were closed here in Denmark. The problem is just what the next step is, whether the views will still thrive. I am concerned that they will.”

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Detained Illegal Aliens Sue US Government Over Conditions, Medical Care

Detained illegal aliens filed a class action lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security and ICE on Monday for ignoring their medical needs.

Disability and civil rights advocates said in the suit that the detainees are placed in isolation and denied medical treatment.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 15 illegal immigrants from countries such as Sudan and Mexico living in eight difference facilities, many of whom are fighting deportation.

One detainee from the Middle East alleges he was denied a wheelchair and another claims he has not been provided with an interpreter.

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Eritrean Migrant Who Raped and Murdered Elderly Dutch Woman Entered the Courtroom With a Smile on His Face

On Easter Day 2019 residents in Buitenveldert, a district of Amsterdam, heard blood-curdling screams coming from outside.

After rushing to find the source of the chaos, neighbors saw a young man in a rage beating 68-year-old Rinia Chitanie to a bloody pulp.

A 20-year-old migrant from Eritrea later confessed to attacking the elderly woman.

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Migrant Transport NGO Rejects Spanish Port, Insists on Taking Human Cargo to Italy

Migrant rescue NGO Proactiva Open Arms has rejected an offer from the Spanish government to dock in Spain and land migrants onboard, claiming the voyage would take too long.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez invited the NGO to land the migrants aboard the vessel in the port of Algeciras but the NGO refused despite having been moored off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa for seventeen days already, Il Giornale reports. The Spanish government further acted on the decision Tuesday, dispatching a naval warship to collect the migrants on board, reports El Pais.

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Netherlands: Amsterdam: Businessman Returns From Vacation to Find His Property Occupied by 40 Asylum Seekers

A businessman in Amsterdam returned from vacation to find his property occupied by 40 refused asylum seekers who told him to leave.

According to a report by AT5, entrepreneur Salih Ozcan was “expelled from (his) own premises” by the migrant squatters after returning from holiday.

After recovering his property from a “bad tenant” who used it as a weed factory in January, Ozcan had refurbished the site and planned to use it for his car company.

He was shocked to discover it had been occupied by 40 failed asylum seekers who had completely trashed the place.

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Spain Will Permit Migrant Ferry ‘Open Arms’ To Offload Migrants in Mallorca

Proactiva’s migrant ferry ‘Open Arms’ say that the Spanish government will allow them to dock at a port in Mallorca to offload the 107 migrants they current have onboard.

In a recent press release, the NGO wrote: “Now, after 18 days of stagnation, Italy and Spain seem to have reached an agreement, identifying Mallorca as a port of disembarkation.”

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University Promotes Hotline for Students to Call if They See Immigration Agents

The University of California, Berkeley is promoting a local organization’s “rapid response hotline” for students to call if they see federal immigration enforcement officers.

The school promotes the hotline on its Undocumented Student Program website. The hotline was set up by the Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership, a cooperation between the legal group Centro Legal de La Raza and several other organizations.

The Berkeley website promoting the hotline links back to a broken page on Centro Legal’s website, but the latter website does feature the hotline elsewhere on its site. “If you see Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) in action, suspect ICE activity in progress, or if you are detained or someone you know is detained by ICE, call ACILEP for rapid response and immigration legal services,” the website states.

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Electioneering: Facebook Pulls Another Trump Campaign Ad, This Time a “Women for Trump” Ad — Comes After Facebook Eliminated Top Pro-Trump Publishers From Their Page

Facebook removed a Women for Trump ad on Monday saying the ad violated Facebook policy.

According to Facebook and Gizmodo: “A Facebook spokesperson told Gizmodo that the ad violated a section of its policies that prohibits “content that asserts or implies personal attributes,” including “direct or indirect assertions or implications” about traits such as race, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, religion, or financial standing.”

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Male Feminist Protester Sucker-Punches Reporter on Live TV

Mexico City protest turns violent.

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Planned Parenthood Forced to Pay Former Director $3 Million for Firing Her After She Reported Violations

An Arizona jury unanimously ordered Planned Parenthood to pay $3 million in damages to a former clinic director who was fired after reporting unsafe and illegal practices at her clinic.

Mayra Rodriguez, who worked for Planned Parenthood for 17 years and ran three Arizona clinics, was terminated in October 2017, allegedly for failing to follow proper procedures regarding narcotics. Rodriguez sued.

“You know when you have been married to a person for 17 years and you find out they have been cheating on you,” Rodriguez told the Daily Caller. “That deception that you feel in your heart? That is how I felt.”

Following a two-week trial in Maricopa County Superior Courts, the jury deliberated for three hours before awarding Rodriguez $3 million in damages for wrongful termination. According to LifeNews.com, Rodriguez’s “attorney, Tim Casey, based in Phoenix, never asked for any dollar amount during the trial. The damages awarded came directly from the jury.”

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Planned Parenthood Whistle-Blower Awarded $3 Million Damages

A former Planned Parenthood clinic director who was fired after pointing out ethical and legal transgressions to her superiors was awarded $3 million in damages Friday for wrongful termination.

Judge Pamela Gates found in favor of former Planned Parenthood employee Mayra Rodriguez in her ruling at Maricopa County Superior Court, Arizona, putting an end to a two-year legal battle.

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Report: Ties Between Environmentalism and Eugenics ‘Run Deep’

A historical analysis of the environmentalist movement released Monday revealed close ties between radical ecology, population control, and eugenics, which is still evident today in “ecofascism.”

An “ultra-violent strain of white-nationalism also embraces climate science,” states the Canadian activist Cory Doctorow in his piece exploring the racist roots of modern environmentalism.

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Transgender Who Axed Down Convenience Store Customers Gets 5 Years Added to Sentence

Two victims injured after attack by axe-wielding maniac

An Australian court of appeals has increased the jail term for a transgender woman who attacked several people with an axe at a convenience store.

The gruesome Jan. 2017 assault was captured on store surveillance and shows male-to-female transgender Evie Amati, 27, walk into the Sydney area store with a large axe and a knife in her back pocket.

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Trump Defunds Planned Parenthood of $60 Million in Taxpayer Dollars

Promises made. Promises kept.

Planned Parenthood announced today that they will withdraw from the Title X program. They made the move because they refuse to follow a new Trump administration rule that requires them to separate their abortion business from health care. Because of the move by Planned Parenthood, they will lose $60 million in taxpayer dollars.

This $60 million will now be given to legitimate women’s health care providers.

Planned Parenthood tweeted out a defiant message:

Republican Steve Scalise tweeted out support to President Trump: “Planned Parenthood is clearly revealing itself to be in the business of abortion, not health care. I’m proud to see Donald Trump stand up to Planned Parenthood, and prevent taxpayer funding from subsidizing the abortion industry.”

Life News reports that leading pro-life groups have praised the Trump administration for prioritizing women’s health ahead of abortion. This action adds to President Trump’s record of defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion company.

[Comment: Good. People will no longer have their tax dollars used to support an organization whose founders goal was to exterminate black people.]

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Watch: Drag Queen Teaches Kids How to Perform Sex Dance at Library During “Story Hour, “ While Parents Laugh

Drag Queen Story Hour for small children is all the rage in America. It’s an excellent way for the left to sexualize our children in public spaces and to confuse them about their own sexual identity by blurring the lines between genders at an early age. It’s become so popular, that drag queen’s across the pond, in Britain, are using the opportunity to teach kids how to perform sex dances.

In the video below, Mama G can be seen teaching children how to twerk at a library in Britain, while parents can be heard laughing in the background.

According to the Petite Pantos theater company, drag queen Mama G “has appeared at libraries, theatres, bookshops, and cafes all over the UK.” He was brought to Devon Libraries to share “tales that celebrate being who you are & loving who you want.” That is where he conducted his twerking lesson, shaking his posterior in front of precocious children.

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12 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/20/2019

  1. I have been saying that all countries that are trying to stop illegal immigration, particularly from muslims, are one election away of opening the flood gates.

    It seems that in the case of Italy an election will not be needed. In fact the supporters of the invasion will avoid an election because they are afraid that the Lega might win big.

  2. An interesting letter, though a bit long, is because there are many different points to bring up.
    https://going-postal.com/2019/08/letter-from-tommy-august-2019/
    Pleased to hear Tommy is being looked after a lot better, physically, but it is still a lot of time to be in solitary.

    The first person I saw upon arrival to HMP Belmarsh was Ross Kemp, who is doing a documentary on Belmarsh prison. ….

    …. Last week though I got a pleasant surprise when I was taken at 7:30 AM to the gym. I was given 45 minutes but accompanied by Ross Kemp’s camera crew.

    I think the idea was to show the country that they made an effort after the trust in the prison service had been seriously damaged by the sight of me walking out of HMP Onley.

    The Ross Kemp’s documentary will give the authorities a bit of grief. 🙂

  3. FBI Director Wray endorses every delaying attempt to hide the facts and protect ms Hillary. If the judges won’t find him in contempt, fire him, Mr. President!

    • C’mon then, why the moniker? Some of we older folk have fond memories of Efrem Z., in such tv series as “Maverick”, “77 Sunset Strip” and “The FBI” (is this a clue?)

      He was a Christian, but his father Efrem Sr. was an expatriate Russian Jewish violinist, who taught at the Curtis Institute In Philadelphia.

  4. Contrary to the anti-Catholic article from Mr. A. Jones published on GoV, Pell’s conviction has been properly upheld. GOOD NEWS!

    Now, on to the defrocking from his conviction earlier this year. Sadly, the best we can do with Alex is to de-read him.

  5. “According to a Der Spiegel editorial, US-German relations have plunged to an all-time low over deep political, social, and economic disagreements.”

    Can this be serious? WW2 is not so long ago.

    • Not so long ago? It happened four generations ago, there are barely any people alive that fought in it and those who were children back then aren’t exactly growing in numbers either. And at such point, history can easily repeat itself. The only difference is that this time the leader of Germany wants to destroy it, while the leader of the US wants to save white people (even though he’s stuck between a rock and a hard place due to the state of affairs inside the country).
      Plus there has barely been any point in history where several generations lived through peace and I dare say no point where a generation was present that had no training nor experience whatsoever waging war or at least carrying arms.

  6. re: Article about Mother Teresa’s Order … and child trafficking.

    This is a piece of hysterical yellow ‘journalism’, at its worst.

    The dateline July 31, 2019) implies that it is current. Other Catholic personalities are referred to in the present tense, and their comments cited, as though still alive, when they have been dead for years. (Fr. Malachi Martin, Fr. Gabriel Amorth).

    Child abusers from the secular world like Epstein are written about, to lay the ugly background of child trafficking, and parties in the Catholic Church genuinely guilty of crimes are tossed into the mix, none of which have anything to do with THIS story.

    They have been included to set up a predisposition of suspicion towards Mother Teresa’s order, the Missionaries of Charity.

    It was a (singular) nun, and an (singular) employee who came under suspicion and investigation. They were accused. The employee, a lay person, confessed.

    That is hardly “Mother Teresa’s Order has been caught trafficking babies …” !

    The article links to an NPR article, which shows the story broke in July of LAST year. If you wish to read a more objective account (at least non-hysterical) give that a try instead.

  7. I have to disagree, vehemently, with “CATHOLIC” ‘s comments [Aug. 21, 7:03 am], re Cardinal Pell’s appeal being rejected.

    The Cardinal has been railroaded, and the Australian justice system (in Victoria, anyway) “brought into disrepute.” (Mortally wounded, I’d say.)

    I’ve followed the case very closely, and it’s a travesty. (Read the dissenting Judge’s opinion in the 2-1 ruling. Unfathomable that the other 2 voted against Pell ! )

    Cardinal Pell had never before had any allegations made against him. He was a thorn in the side of both Catholic and secular liberals, and the Australian homosexual lobby. He was hated by ‘all the right people.’

    He was (we now know) probably the ONLY cardinal appointed to Pope Francis’s Council of Cardinals who was NOT a member of the Lavendar Mafia. His job was to investigate Vatican finances, and he did so honestly and diligently.

    He got uncomfortably close to bombshell revelations … and Presto ! From back home in Australia allegations of sexual abuse of minors !

    Pell leaves Rome to face the charges (the guilty ones flee TO Rome, to hide out).

    From Rod Dreher, back on June 6 :

    Cardinal George Pell and his supporters were relieved that his appeal of his child sexual assault conviction was live-streamed on Wednesday.

    The intense seven-hour courtroom argument was the first time the public has heard first-hand the flimsiness of the evidence against him.

    Three judges of the Victoria Appeals Court are reviewing the jury’s verdict in which Cardinal Pell was convicted of sexually assaulting two choir boys after Sunday Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne in December 1996. One of the boys has since died and told his mother he never was molested.

    So that leaves the conviction to be based on the word of one man against Cardinal Pell’s, with no corroborating evidence, no forensic evidence, no witnesses, and against a mountain of contrary evidence which showed that the allegations were highly improbable, if not impossible.

    The jury verdict has troubled legal experts and lay people around the world ever since. The evidence seen so far leads to the conclusion that an innocent man was jailed to atone for the sins of others in a church plagued by sexual abuse scandals.

  8. Further to my earlier response to ” CATHOLIC, ” re the rejection of Cardinal Pell’s appeal:

    The June 6, 2019 Rod Dreher article I referred to ALSO had very interesting information about the possible involvement of the Calabrian Mafia with the Vatican’s ‘Lavendar Mafia,’ in taking Pell out of his role as investigator of the Vatican Bank and finances : See here :

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/cardinal-pell-the-mafia/

    the ‘Ndrangheta is quite well established in Australia, especially in Victoria. That’s where the cardinal was charged.”

    The ‘Ndrangheta is the Calabrian mafia, and yes, they are well established in Australia. They control organized crime on Australia’s East Coast, and are said to have infiltrated every part of the Australian establishment.

    • Did Pell [lurid details redacted] on a subsequent occasion?

      That’s the heart of Weinstein’s contention…not that Pell is innocent. A jury found him GUILTY so send him off for 3.5 years.

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