Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/13/2019

Tommy Robinson has been released from prison. In July Mr. Robinson was sentenced to six months for his reporting outside Leeds Crown Court, but was released after serving slightly more than two months of his sentence.

In other British news, the BBC told its school-age audience that there are now at least one hundred “gender identities”.

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Thanks to Andy Bostom, Caroline Glick, Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, RR, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Living Standards in France Stagnant for a Decade
 
USA
» Alyssa Milano’s Secret Revealed That Ruins Her Credibility on Gun Control
» Backlash as Congresswoman Drops Support for Bill to Protect Palestinian Children
» Beto O’Rourke: “Hell Yes, We’re Gonna Take Your AR-15”
» Beto Calls for Financial Warfare Against Gun Manufacturers, Retailers
» DACA Protesters Storm Stage at Democrat Presidential Debate in Houston
» Elizabeth Warren a Direct Descendant of Militia ‘Indian Fighter’ Who Fought Seminole Tribe
» Felicity Huffman Handed Prison Time Over College Admissions Scandal
» Florida Man Friday: Woman Slips Handcuffs, Steals Cop Car
» Gallup Poll: 83% Say Mental Health to Blame for Mass Shootings
» Gun Sales Surge After Democrats Demand Buybacks & Confiscation
» Has America Become One of the Most Evil Nations on the Entire Planet?
» Jeffrey Epstein’s Ex-Cop Cellmate Claims: ‘I Never Touched the Man’
» Marianne Williamson: ‘What Does it Say That the Conservatives Are Nicer to Me?’
» More Lies Regarding Hillary’s Emails — Despite Previous Denials — Hillary Used Personal State Department Email Server Up Until Day it Was Cleaned Using Bleachbit!
» Pod People
» Prompted, Elan Carr Becomes 1st US Special Envoy on Antisemitism to Acknowledge the Disproportionate, Global Pandemic of Muslim Antisemitism [Video/Transcript]
» Rep. Nunes to Comey: Our Referral Puts You in Danger of FISA Conspiracy Prosecution
» Sorry Democrats and Never-Trumpers… Import Prices Are Down Despite Trump Tariffs!
» Ted Cruz Slams Politifact for Claiming Beto’s Plan to ‘Take the Guns’ Was False
» Tick Tock: AG Barr Receives FISA Abuse Report From IG Horowitz
» Tulsi Shut Out From Debate Despite Polling 4th Place in N.H.; Still Googled More Than Booker, Beto, Klobuchar
» UAW Official Charged for Spending on $440 Champagne Bottles and “Scantily Clad Women”
» Viewers Claim Biden’s Teeth Were Falling Out of His Mouth During Dem Debate
» Water Discovered in the Atmosphere of an Exoplanet in the Habitable Zone. It Might be Rain
 
Canada
» Canada Police Employee Charged Under National Security Act
» PPC Supporters Protest Maxime Bernier’s Exclusion From Debates
 
Europe and the EU
» Activist Tommy Robinson Who Speaks Out Against the UK Rape-Gang Epidemic is Released From Prison
» EU Called “Fascist” For Creating ‘Commissioner for Protecting Our European Way of Life’ Role
» France: Murder and Attempted Murder Up 79 Per Cent in 10 Years
» Italy: Forza Nuova: CasaPound to Sue Facebook Over Ban Say Leaders
» Italy: Woman Arrested for Sex Slavery
» Italy: Ex Head of Abused Women Group Arrested for Fraud
» Italy: Salvini and Meloni Call for New Elections as PM Conte Delivers Speech in Chamber
» Italy: Rome: Armed Moped Rider Commits Six Robberies in 25 Minutes
» Orban: New Austrian Govt Should Reject Political Islam
» Poll: Majority of Britons Believe Society is ‘Broken’, Economy ‘Rigged’ To Benefit ‘Rich and Powerful’
» Sweden: Bomb Squad Called Out to Preschool After Boy Brings Hand Grenade to School
» UK: Brexit Spartans Call for Johnson to Reverse Rejection of Farage Election Pact
» UK: Boris Johnson Will Meet EU Leaders Next Week for Brexit Talks
» UK: Police Drop Leave.EU Probe, Arron Banks Swings at Electoral Commission, ‘Witch-Hunt’ Remain MPs
» UK: Speaker Bercow: Boris Refusing to Ask for Brexit Delay Same as ‘Robbing a Bank’
» War in France: Police Attacked With Mortars, Firefighters Attacked With Molotov Cocktails
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Caroline Glick: Israel and John Bolton’s Departure
» Netanyahu Denies Politico Report Israel Spying on the White House
 
Middle East
» Kuwait is NOT the Worst Place for Expats
» Western Couple Travel to Middle East to Prove it ‘Gets a Bad Rap’ — End Up in Iranian Prison
 
South Asia
» New Gecko Species Named in Honor of Sri Lankan Herpetologist Anslem De Silva
 
Far East
» China to Exempt U.S. Pork, Soybeans From Additional Tariffs: Xinhua
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» White Cross Monument Erected in South Africa to Commemorate the Dead Farmers
 
Latin America
» Cuban Who Windsurfed for 90 Miles to Escape Socialism Warns America
 
Immigration
» Australia: Immigration Are Working With Police After 39 People Including More Than 20 Mothers Were Charged Over an Alleged Daycare Fraud Syndicate Masterminded by an Iraqi Refugee
» Mark Hecht: Ethnic Diversity Harms a Country’s Social Trust, Economic Well-Being, Argues Instructor
» Swedish Municipality to Investigate True Costs of Asylum Migration
» Swedish Government Expels 50 Afghan Migrants
» UK: Record Broken as 86 Migrants Illegally Cross the English Channel in a Single Day
 
Culture Wars
» “Conservative” NRO Columnist David French Says Drag Queen Story Hour is “One of the Blessings of Liberty”
» Berkeley Hosts ‘The Right to be Lazy: Shifts in Marxist Thought’ Class for Credit
» Dutch Court Clears Doctor in Landmark Euthanasia Trial
» Far-Left Website: Saying “Guys” Is Offensive and Reinforces the Patriarchy
» Students Protest Sean Spicer Campus Talk: ‘Makes Me Really Scared’
» The Cure for Confused Male/Female Relationships
» The Leftist Mission of Destruction Must Fail
» UK: BBC Tells Schoolchildren There Are ‘Over 100’ Genders
» UK: Fire Service Drops ‘Fireman Sam’ Mascot Because He’s Not Inclusive Enough
» Video: Los Angelenos Can’t Tell if Paintings Were Done by Artist or 2-Year-Old
 

Living Standards in France Stagnant for a Decade

Average living standards and inequality have remained stagnant in France for the past 10 years, a new report has said, with the average quality of life having slightly improved in the past 12 months.

Data from statistics agency the Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques (Insee) found that half of French people now live on an income of more than €20,820 per year — a 0.4% rise compared to last year, including adjustment for inflation.

This equates to €1,735 per month for a single person, and €3,644 per month for a couple with two children.

These figures are just 0.8% higher than those recorded for the year 2008. This is compared to the years between 1996 and 2008, in which quality of life rose on average by 1.4% every year.

The report said: “Since the economic crisis, the average quality of life has seen a period of quasi-stagnation for an unprecedented time.”

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

Alyssa Milano’s Secret Revealed That Ruins Her Credibility on Gun Control

Hollywood elite and washed up actress Alyssa Milano is leading the charge to take away your guns.

Alyssa also has self-admitted mental illness and owns two guns herself.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Backlash as Congresswoman Drops Support for Bill to Protect Palestinian Children

Arab-American advocates demand answers from Debbie Dingell, who represents large Arab community in Michigan

Dingell said after speaking to people in her community, she felt that the bill was “ultimately counterproductive to a peaceful, two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”.

The legislation’s backers say the resolution simply aims to stop US taxpayers’ dollars from aiding in the imprisonment of as many as 700 Palestinian minors annually…

Dingell has been a fierce opponent of Trump’s Muslim ban, and recently she was vocal against an anti-Muslim event planned near Detroit.

But Abuznaid said opposing Islamophobia at home is not sufficient.

“It’s not enough to stand against US-based Islamophobia because Islamophobia is a world-wide phenomenon,” he said.

[Comment: So, “Islamaphobia” is a world wide problem. What could possibly be the reason for causing this “fear” response?]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Beto O’Rourke: “Hell Yes, We’re Gonna Take Your AR-15”

The days of Democrats saying, “Nobody wants to take your guns,” are behind us.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Beto Calls for Financial Warfare Against Gun Manufacturers, Retailers

“Credit cards have enabled many of America’s mass shootings in the last decade.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

DACA Protesters Storm Stage at Democrat Presidential Debate in Houston

(UPDATE AT END) Protesters interrupted the start of the closing segment of the Democrat presidential debate in Houston, Texas Thursday night, with some of the protesters storming the stage. They reportedly were chanting, ““We are DACA recipients. Our lives are at risk.”

Protesters were photographed wearing shirts with messages, “Defend DACA, Abolish ICE, Citizenship For All”, and “No human being is illegal on stolen land”.

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

Elizabeth Warren a Direct Descendant of Militia ‘Indian Fighter’ Who Fought Seminole Tribe

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) great-great-great grandfather Jonathan Crawford served in Major William Lauderdale’s Battalion of Tennessee Volunteer Militia from November 1837 to May 1838, a six month time period during which it fought two battles in Florida against the Seminoles.

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

Felicity Huffman Handed Prison Time Over College Admissions Scandal

US actress Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for her involvement in a college admissions scandal.

The Desperate Housewives star admitted to paying $15,000 (£11,500) to have her daughter’s exam answers secretly corrected in 2017.

She must also do 250 hours of community service and pay a $30,000 fine.

Parents and athletic coaches were among the 50 people charged in the scheme, but none of the children were indicted.

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

Florida Man Friday: Woman Slips Handcuffs, Steals Cop Car

You might think that Florida Man enjoyed a little downtime this week, after doing all that prep-work for the Cat 5 hurricane that never came.

I’m kidding, of course — you would never think that, because Florida Man knows no rest, he needs no breaks, he will give zero F’s, and take no days off. Not while there are still alligators to wrestle, comically petty crimes to commit, and bath salts to eat.

Or do you smoke bath salts? Vape them? I’ll ask Florida Man and get back to you on that one.

In the meantime, join me now on another…

Florida Man Friday!

Won’t you?

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

Gallup Poll: 83% Say Mental Health to Blame for Mass Shootings

Not buying the Democrat narrative

A new Gallup poll has found that 83% of voters in the US believe the blame for most mass shootings can be pinned on a “failure in our mental health system”.

That reasoning was the most popular choice among a list of potential factors voters feel are to blame “a great deal” or “a fair amount”.

The second highest factor was “the spread of extremist viewpoints on the internet,” with 79 percent agreeing it spurs mass shooters.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Gun Sales Surge After Democrats Demand Buybacks & Confiscation

August gun sales were up 15% thanks to Democrats’ totalitarian demands for mandatory buybacks. Those who bought guns were Americans seeking self-protection and with deep concerns that President Donald Trump is on board with gun control.

According to the Washington Examiner, the overall number of background checks recorded in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System surged 15.5%. Those numbers were courtesy of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). That figure includes background checks done for security, concealed carry permits, and gun sales and was the highest August number ever recorded.

Adjusted for sales, the NSSF industry group said that August FBI background checks for sales surged 15.2% over August 2018. The adjusted August number was second only to August 2016 during the heated presidential election. It’s become evident that gun control authoritarians are the best gun salespeople on the planet.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Has America Become One of the Most Evil Nations on the Entire Planet?

How will history remember us? As Americans, we like to think that we are a light to the world and that other countries should be using us as a model for how to properly do things. But the truth is that we have become unspeakably evil, and after reading this entire article I doubt that there will be anyone that will disagree with me. And while it is certainly true that there are quite a few other nations that are also tremendously evil, none have fallen harder or faster then we have. At one time America truly was “the hope of the world” , but now just about every form of wickedness that you can possibly imagine is exploding all around us, and very few of our national leaders seem to care.

The first example that I would like to discuss is something that came out in court on Thursday…

The CEO of StemExpress essentially admitted in court Thursday that her biotech company supplies beating fetal hearts and intact fetal heads to medical researchers.

She also admitted at the preliminary hearing of David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress that the baby’s head could be procured attached to the baby’s body or “could be torn away.”

This is Nazi-level evil, and it is happening all across the United States every single day.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Jeffrey Epstein’s Ex-Cop Cellmate Claims: ‘I Never Touched the Man’

Jeffrey Epstein’s former cellmate sent a handwritten letter from behind bars saying that he never touched the convicted sex offender.

Accused killer Nick Tartaglione, an ex-cop, told the New York Daily News in the two-page note that he was paired with Epstein because he wasn’t a threat to him.

“As far as Jeff Epstein is concerned, I never touched the man,” Tartaglione, 51, said in the letter. “I despise anyone who hurts children but whatever was going to happen to him, I was not going to be a part of it.”

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

Marianne Williamson: ‘What Does it Say That the Conservatives Are Nicer to Me?’

Look, I’ll admit that my enthusiastic admiration for Marianne Williamson is halfway ironic. I don’t think she has a chance in hell of getting the Democratic Party’s nomination for president. And if she did, I just don’t see her beating Trump. But I genuinely like her. She’s a breath of fresh air. She seems like a really fun person. She and Biden are the only Democrats, politics aside, who seem like they’d be fun to hang out with. And if I had to pick one, Slow Joe would not make the cut.

And today I like her even more, because she has a completely clear-eyed view of the people who are supposedly on her own team:…

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

More Lies Regarding Hillary’s Emails — Despite Previous Denials — Hillary Used Personal State Department Email Server Up Until Day it Was Cleaned Using Bleachbit!

Despite testimonies that Hillary Clinton stopped using the personal email server that she set up (illegally) during her years as Secretary of State in the Obama administration, new evidence shows that it was in use until the day before it was wiped clean using BleachBit!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Pod People

Urban millennials are shelling out half their income to inhabit pods in decaying mega cities.

No privacy, no pets, no family. Cheek by jowel with other pod-dwellers on prison-style bunk beds.

Forced to live like ants in colonies because none of them can afford to buy a home anymore.

Living the dream!

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

Prompted, Elan Carr Becomes 1st US Special Envoy on Antisemitism to Acknowledge the Disproportionate, Global Pandemic of Muslim Antisemitism [Video/Transcript]

“Virtually all of the violence against Jews in Western Europe has been from the Arab [Muslim] and [broader] Muslim population—virtually all.”—Elan Carr

U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, Elan Carr, participated in a panel discussion of Antisemitism Tuesday evening, 9/10/19, sponsored by Bnai Zion, in Manhattan, which can be viewed in its entirety here. Addressing a question posed to him which was introduced by this tweet of mine and ADL data [here; here; here] I have written about extensively, for example here, which demonstrate the alarming excess prevalence (i.e., 2 to 4.5-fold all other religious groups or agnostics, studied) of extreme Muslim Antisemitism worldwide, Elan Carr became the first such Special Envoy to openly acknowledge the global pandemic of Muslim Antisemitism.

           — Hat tip: Andy Bostom [Return to headlines]
 

Rep. Nunes to Comey: Our Referral Puts You in Danger of FISA Conspiracy Prosecution

In his interviews with One America News (OAN), NewsmaxTV, Fox News Channel and other news outlets, Rep. Devin Nunes R-California, who has had access to most of the evidence pertaining to the securing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court warrants in order to spy on members of President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, said he didn’t want to discuss anything about Comey’s alleged role in Spygate.

But, Nunes did intimate that if federal prosecutors and investigators assigned by Attorney General William Barr to thoroughly probe Spygate gave the investigation a serious unbiased criminal process, there’s an abundance of proof available to place Comey in the center of the plot to oust a duly elected U.S. President through impeachment.

“So this is a guy who is definitely not telling the truth, and the good thing about the [Justice Department Inspector General’s] report is he’s now made himself, the IG has now made him eligible for a larger conspiracy charge—a criminal conspiracy charge—which is what we really hope the attorney general [U.S. attorney] out of Connecticut is able to do,” Nunes said in an interview with Breitbart News.

“That’s the big thing that we need. We need real charges brought. And I think a lot of people are frustrated because they feel like Comey leaked classified information. But the question is would a panel of jurors in Washington, D.C., [convict]?” he asked rhetorically.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Sorry Democrats and Never-Trumpers… Import Prices Are Down Despite Trump Tariffs!

President Trump has said for years that the US was hurt by politicians that didn’t protect US jobs. He decided to do something about and the US is winning because of it!

The far-left Washington Post wrote in August that President Trump’s tariffs will cost the average family hundreds of dollars a year —

More than a year into the U.S.-China trade war, American consumers are about to find themselves squarely in the crosshairs for the first time, with households estimated to face up to $1,000 in additional costs each year from tariffs, according to research from JPMorgan Chase.

Consumers, whose spending fuels about 70 percent of the U.S. economy, have been largely shielded from previous rounds of tariffs, which have left businesses reeling and upended global supply chains. But that’s about to change with the 10 percent levies on roughly $300 billion in Chinese imports, about a third of which will take effect Sept. 1. Those tariffs will primarily target consumer goods.

But it was just more fake news from the far left Washington Post.

Sorry liberals, Trump’s tariffs are having little to no impact on the cost of goods to the consumer.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ted Cruz Slams Politifact for Claiming Beto’s Plan to ‘Take the Guns’ Was False

Ted Cruz slammed fact checking website PolitiFact for previously claiming that Beto O’Rourke’s plan to “take our guns” was false following Beto’s assertion last night that, “Hell yeah, we’re going to take your AR-15!”

Back in March, PolitiFact “fact checked” a lyric in a Ted Cruz primary campaign song which proclaimed Beto “wants to take our guns.”

PolitiFact reported that Beto had “not called…for government agents to take guns from law-abiding residents.”

However, during last night’s Democratic debate Beto did precisely that.

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

Tick Tock: AG Barr Receives FISA Abuse Report From IG Horowitz

Attorney General William Barr has received the report on FISA abuse in the Russiagate case investigated by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, according to a report by Fox News producer Jake Gibson. Earlier Friday Horowitz sent a letter to Congress stating he was ready to submit a draft report to the DOJ and FBI for review and classification.

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

Tulsi Shut Out From Debate Despite Polling 4th Place in N.H.; Still Googled More Than Booker, Beto, Klobuchar

If you were daring enough to watch the third episode of the 2020 democrat Presidential debate (spoiler alert: More arguing over who would give out the most “free stuff”), you’d have noticed the absence of Tulsi Gabbard. She was shut out of the debate, along with Marianne Williamson, Tom Steyer, and Kirsten Gillibrand. This is despite Gabbard now polling in 4th place in the most recent New Hampshire poll via HarrisX, ahead of several candidate who were invited to the debate.

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

UAW Official Charged for Spending on $440 Champagne Bottles and “Scantily Clad Women”

A senior member of the United Auto Workers union was arrested on Thursday and charged with conspiring to embezzle hundreds of thousands of dollars in union money with fellow union officials, Reuters reported. The arrest comes as the result of a widening investigation into the UAW and just days before the union is set to negotiate with General Motors, as we noted in a recent article.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Viewers Claim Biden’s Teeth Were Falling Out of His Mouth During Dem Debate

Some viewers claimed that Joe Biden’s teeth looked like they were falling out of his mouth during last night’s Democratic debate.

“Joe biden’s teeth are straight up falling out of his mouth,” tweeted Christian Datoc.

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

Water Discovered in the Atmosphere of an Exoplanet in the Habitable Zone. It Might be Rain

Astronomers using the Hubble space telescope have discovered water in the atmosphere of an exoplanet in its star’s habitable zone. If confirmed, it will be the first time we’ve detected water—a critical ingredient for life as we know it—on an exoplanet. The water was detected as vapour in the atmosphere, but the temperature of the planet means it could sustain liquid water on its surface, if it’s rocky.

The planet is called K2-18b, and it’s about 110 light years away. The planet is much different than Earth. It’s a Super-Earth, and it’s twice as large as Earth, and about 8 times as massive. K2-18b is orbiting a red dwarf star, and it was first discovered in 2015 by the Kepler Space Telescope.

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

Canada Police Employee Charged Under National Security Act

Canada’s top police organisation has charged one of its senior officials with violating national security laws.

Cameron Ortis, a civilian member of the RCMP, is accused of breaching the Security of Information Act and the Criminal Code.

Few other details have been released about the alleged offences. He was reportedly held on Thursday in Ottawa.

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

PPC Supporters Protest Maxime Bernier’s Exclusion From Debates

Muted Max: Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, didn’t qualify for the federal leaders debates. And the PPC faithful are furious by this snub.

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

Activist Tommy Robinson Who Speaks Out Against the UK Rape-Gang Epidemic is Released From Prison

UK activist Tommy Robinson was sentenced to six months in prison in July for three counts of contempt of court.

He was sent back to prison immediately following the conclusion of the hearing.

TGP contributor Cassandra Fairbanks reported at the time that the sentence was highly unusual as contempt of court cases almost always lead to a non-custodial sentence — especially for journalists. Typically, a media outlet or journalist would face a slap on the wrist or light fine. Yet, one of the judges in the case, Dame Victoria Sharp, said that “nothing less than a custodial penalty would reflect the gravity” of the situation.

The judge admitted that they specifically wanted to make an example of Robinson.

On Friday Tommy Robinson was released from prison.

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

EU Called “Fascist” For Creating ‘Commissioner for Protecting Our European Way of Life’ Role

They actually did something right for a change.

The European Union has been branded “fascist” for having the temerity to to create a United Nations role called ‘Commissioner for Protecting our European Way of Life’.

How dare they?

“The new role which will oversee immigration policy was announced by incoming EU commission president Ursula von der Leyen,” and will be filled by Greece’s EU commissioner, Margaritis Schinas, reports Zero Hedge.

Leftists immediately reacted with outrage, completely apoplectic that anyone would wish to protect western culture.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

France: Murder and Attempted Murder Up 79 Per Cent in 10 Years

Figures from the French judicial police reveal that the number of murders and attempted murders in the country has dramatically increased over the last ten years.

The statistics reveal that in 2009 France saw 1,767 victims of homicide and attempted homicide but that number jumped significantly to 3,168 by 2018 with professor of criminology Alain Bauer warning of the growing trend of violence, Le Figaro reports.

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

Italy: Forza Nuova: CasaPound to Sue Facebook Over Ban Say Leaders

Far-right groups’ accounts blocked by social media company

(ANSA) — Rome, September 11 — Far-right groups Forza Nuova (FN) and CasaPound said Wednesday they will file lawsuits against Facebook and Instagram for taking down their accounts for allegedly spreading hatred earlier this week.

FN will file a lawsuit for defamation and for limiting its freedom of expression, its leader Roberto Fiore said after the accountsw ere blocked on Monday.

Forza Nuova’s legal office said it is collecting all the requests for compensation presented by thousands of people whose accounts were blocked to file a class action law suit.

“The criminal trial will have the role of raising the political issue at the highest judicial level”, said Fiore.

CasaPound National President Gianluca Iannone said “we are ready for a class action” lawsuit against Facebook and Instagram.

He said CasaPound supporters were feeling “bereft”.

The official profiles of the two movements are no longer accessible, as well as those of many national, local and provincial chiefs including candidates elected in many Italian cities. CasaPound is a far-right movement based in Rome which has neo-Fascist sympathies; FN has also frequently gained headlines for apology of Fascism.

A Facebook spokesman earlier this week told ANSA that persons or organizations that “spread hatred or attack others on the basis of who they are will not have a place on Facebook and Instagram”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Woman Arrested for Sex Slavery

In Parma

(ANSA) — Parma, September 11 — A 42-year-old Nigerian woman was arrested in Parma Wednesday on suspicion of trafficking women and girls into the sex trade.

Rose Aghariaha Ekundayo was charged with forcing one woman and one girl into sex work on the roads in and outside the northern Italian city.

The minor was raped, police said.

A 43-year-old Nigerian man ws said to have been Ekundayo’s accomplice, police said.

He allegedly raped the girl, they said.

Italy’s Nigerian mafia controls many drugs and prostitution rackets around the country.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Ex Head of Abused Women Group Arrested for Fraud

In Riccione

(ANSA) — Rimini, September 12 — The ex head of an abused women’s association was arrested for fraud in Riccione Thursday.

The woman, 35, was placed under house arrest for fraud, extortion and embezzlement.

She allegedly pocketed public funds and used it for her own ends, police said.

Police said she paid her rent, hairdresser, restaurant dinners and trips with the non-profit association’s funds.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Salvini and Meloni Call for New Elections as PM Conte Delivers Speech in Chamber

Italy’s most popular politician and former interior minister Matteo Salvini has attacked anti-Italian, pro-globalist Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, saying that although he may have left his post as minister, he has held onto his dignity,

According to a report for Italy’s Il Giornale, Salvini — who heads Italy’s most popular party — slammed Conte, saying that he “has changed completely. In 15 days he did and said the exact opposite with respect to the last 15 months”.

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

Italy: Rome: Armed Moped Rider Commits Six Robberies in 25 Minutes

ROME — A speedy thief seemed to be trying to beat his own record of six robberies in a half hour, cutting his time this week by 5 minutes.

The armed robber’s modus operandi is to dash about town on a moped, spending as little time as possible to relieve shopkeepers of their money.

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

Orban: New Austrian Govt Should Reject Political Islam

Following a meeting with populist Freedom Party (FPÖ) leader Norbert Hofer, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he hopes the next Austrian government would reject political Islam.

The meeting comes only weeks before Austria heads to the polls for a snap election and marks the first meeting between Prime Minister Orban and Mr Hofer since the latter became the leader of the FPÖ in June.

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

Poll: Majority of Britons Believe Society is ‘Broken’, Economy ‘Rigged’ To Benefit ‘Rich and Powerful’

A poll has revealed how Britons feel about the systems they live under, with a sobering report revealing the majority feel that society is broken, the economy is rigged in favour of serving the rich and powerful, and traditional parties do not care about people like them.

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

Sweden: Bomb Squad Called Out to Preschool After Boy Brings Hand Grenade to School

Sweden’s national bomb squad was called to a preschool in central Kristianstad after a teacher discovered that one of their students had brought a hand grenade to school.

After the bomb squad arrived, the preschool was quickly put on lockdown, a large barricade was set up, and a controlled detonation of the grenade was safely carried out in the schoolyard, SVT reports.

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

UK: Brexit Spartans Call for Johnson to Reverse Rejection of Farage Election Pact

Chairman of the European Research Group (ERG) Steve Baker has called on the prime minister to reverse his rejection of an election pact with Nigel Farage, with other Tory Spartans saying the agreement is needed to win Brexit-supporting seats in Labour heartlands.

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

UK: Boris Johnson Will Meet EU Leaders Next Week for Brexit Talks

Boris Johnson is due to meet with European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker and European Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier Monday, as he seeks to extract himself from his Brexit bind by arranging a new deal with the bloc for the October 31st departure date.

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UK: Police Drop Leave.EU Probe, Arron Banks Swings at Electoral Commission, ‘Witch-Hunt’ Remain MPs

The Metropolitan Police have concluded that allegations of criminality by the Leave.EU campaign during the European Union referendum do not meet “the criminal standard of proof” and the force will be taking “no further action” against it.

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UK: Speaker Bercow: Boris Refusing to Ask for Brexit Delay Same as ‘Robbing a Bank’

The Speaker of the House of Commons has claimed it would be the same as “robbing a bank” if Boris Johnson declined to ask the European Union to delay Brexit again — but suggested he would be more than willing to break all the rules himself to stop Britain from leaving the EU unless it is “blessed by the House”.

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War in France: Police Attacked With Mortars, Firefighters Attacked With Molotov Cocktails

Wow, there is almost an open war in France similar to that of Syria and the media is busy with cats and other nonsense.

Now this isn’t the kind of war you would imagine though, its not the French people finally rising up against the non-European invasion forces and fighting with the “authorities”, no on the contrary, this is a war started by the invaders against the authorities because they want more free gibs from the racist white devils of France.

Ohh how gone are the days of romantic France where you hold hands, ask your loved one to marry you, give her a French kiss and so on… now its a warzone.

Firefighters attacked with Molotov cocktails

Last Friday, French firefighters were violently attacked by a group of thugs in what was the second incident of its kind in less than two weeks.

While responding to an incident in the commune of Cavaillon, firefighters in the department of Vaucluse were lured to an area at around 11:45 pm after a group of suspects set fire to a garbage can. According to BMFT, once the firefighters had arrived at the scene, a group attacked them with petanque balls and Molotov cocktails.

Although none of the emergency service responders were injured during the attack, Commander David Durupt, the head of the Cavaillon Fire Department, said that the attack was deliberate.

“There was a clear intention to harm,” Durupt said.

“The trash was probably burned intentionally, the objective was clearly to attack the firefighters,” he added.

This year, violence in Cavaillon has risen by a shocking 23 percent broadcaster TF1 reported while adding that firefighters employed by the department of Vaucluse would, in the future, be escorted by police when responding to incidents in ‘sensitive’ no-go areas.

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Caroline Glick: Israel and John Bolton’s Departure

US National Security Advisor John Bolton’s departure from the White House has been the source of considerable concern in Israel. For decades, the veteran diplomat and former UN ambassador has been among the most powerful supporters of a strong US-Israel alliance in Washington. During his tenure as President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor, Bolton worked steadily on expanding US-Israel strategic ties across a wide spectrum of critical issues from Iran, to the Palestinians and beyond.

Israelis would have greeted the departure of their strong ally and friend with concern regardless of the circumstances. But, the fact that he was fired, (or by Bolton’s telling, felt compelled to resign), just days after Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s envoy for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians resigned from his position and as reports proliferate that Trump is seriously considering reducing economic sanctions on Iran in the hopes of scoring a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the UN General Assembly later this month, intensified the concern.

Although reasonable on their face, Bolton’s termination needs to be seen in two wider contexts. The first context is the environment in Washington that confronted Bolton in his position.

From the day he took up his duties a year and a half ago as Trump’s third national security advisor, Bolton was under assault. The campaign against Bolton was initiated by the Iranian regime. Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif blamed poor US-Iran relations on Bolton, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. Zarif’s campaign was quickly joined by Obama administration officials who took to the US media parroting the same allegations. The Iranians, by their telling were guileless lambs. The big bad wolves were Bolton, Bibi and bin Salman…

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Netanyahu Denies Politico Report Israel Spying on the White House

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has flatly denied a report that his country was spying on the US.

A Politico article cites three former senior US officials who say Israel was likely to be behind surveillance devices found near the White House.

But a statement from Mr Netanyahu’s office said this was “a blatant lie”.

“There is a longstanding commitment, and a directive from the Israeli government not to engage in any intelligence operations in the US.”

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Kuwait is NOT the Worst Place for Expats

The InterNations annual Expat Insider index for 2019 ranked Kuwait as the worst destination for expatriates for the second year in a row. The list saw Kuwait occupying the bottom spot after Italy, Nigeria, Brazil, Turkey, India, United Kingdom, Greece, Russia and South Korea. Actually, aside from Kuwait, I have lived in some of these countries as an Arab expat and those were the best times of my life, so I personally can’t believe any of what the survey says no matter what criteria they used.

This organization placed Kuwait among the worst destinations for expatriates from 2014 to 2016. It was the second worst destination for expatriates in 2017 before going down to the bottom in 2018 and 2019. This article does not aim to argue if Kuwait is the worst location for expats to live or not, because clearly, the decision has already been made regardless of the causes. But I would like to raise a few points and hopefully those who are behind the survey will take these into account next year.

Now, I wonder how this conclusion was reached. The questionnaire asked participants to assess where they live based on several factors such as well-being, ease of adaptation, family life, work, financial matters, cost of living and others. Bahrain topped the list of the best Arab destinations for expatriates, ranking seventh in the world, while Taiwan was named the best destination for expats in 2019. The report did not mention the classification of Saudi Arabia. I wonder why.

According to the report, Kuwait ranked last in “ease of settling in” and “quality of life”, with an improvement in the level of “personal finance”. It was also placed last for “leisure options” and “personal happiness”, and in the penultimate place on the index of “travel and mobility”, while ranked as the third worst country in terms of “health and well-being”.

The current population of Kuwait is around 4 million. Expatriates account for about 70 percent of Kuwait’s population, including 1.1 million Arab expatriates and 1.4 million Asians. There are expats who have been living in Kuwait for more than 50 years, so I wonder if the survey took into account the years of expats living in Kuwait. I think they should, because surely those expats would not stay that long if Kuwait is the worst destination for expats!…

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Western Couple Travel to Middle East to Prove it ‘Gets a Bad Rap’ — End Up in Iranian Prison

A blogger couple who traveled from Australia to Asia and the Middle East in an attempt to “break the stigma” surrounding developing countries was reportedly arrested in Iran.

The duo were recently identified as Jolie King and Mark Firkin, the BBC reported on Thursday. Although the couple was arrested 10 weeks ago near Tehran, it wasn’t until Wednesday that the news became known.

In 2017, they planned to leave Australia and drive from Asia to London. Along the way, the pair shared videos documenting the trip with their thousands of followers on social media.

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New Gecko Species Named in Honor of Sri Lankan Herpetologist Anslem De Silva

COLOMBO — For nearly five decades he’s helped introduce stunning new species of reptiles and amphibians found only in Sri Lanka to the rest of the world. He’s also inspired a new generation of scientists eager to showcase and conserve their country’s natural wealth. Now, legendary herpetologist Anslem de Silva — “the father of modern herpetology in Sri Lanka” — is being honored with a new species of gecko named after him.

Cnemaspis anslemi is a diminutive species of day gecko, a genus that’s typically active in the daytime, found only in the lush green canopied region of Udamaliboda, in the northwestern foothills of Samanalawewa Nature Reserve.

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China to Exempt U.S. Pork, Soybeans From Additional Tariffs: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) — China will exempt some agricultural products from additional tariffs on U.S. goods, including pork and soybeans, China’s official Xinhua News Agency said Friday, in the latest sign of easing Sino-U.S. tensions before a new round of talks aimed at curbing a bruising trade war.

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White Cross Monument Erected in South Africa to Commemorate the Dead Farmers

51 More white crosses are to be erected at the ‘White Cross Monument’ in memory of white South African farmers who have been attacked and brutally murdered by blacks. This tribute will take place over the weekend of 6 to 8 September 2019.

The ceremony will take place at the monument between Mokopane (Potgietersrus) and Polokwane (Pietersburg).

The program is as follows for Saturday 7 September 2019:…

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Cuban Who Windsurfed for 90 Miles to Escape Socialism Warns America

Young Americans Against Socialism is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to exposing the failures of Socialism to young Americans by creating viral educational videos for social media, like this one with Ray, who tells his story about fleeing Cuba by windsurfing for 10 hours before being caught by the US Coast Guard, just off the coast of Florida.

He says, “Socialism ruins people’s lives. I can’t believe there are Americans that want that for us. Here’s the thing: Socialism looks beautiful in a book — and it might even seem good for the first year or so, while you start implementing it, but then things start rotting…

“We hit rock bottom. There was almost nothing to go buy in Cuba. We were having 16 hours of blackout every day. So with no electricity, you don’t have a fan, just to cool off. I mean, think about the summer in Cuba! No propane to cook with, no food. An island surrounded by sea, not even table salt!

“This is one memory that sticks with me the most — the only thing we had to eat for months was potatoes. Just plain potatoes — but there was nothing to cook with — there was nothing to boil that potato with. These memories scored my brain: my mom breaking down furniture to make fire. We were destroying our own furniture to boil potatoes!

“In Cuba, eating a lobster is illegal. You go diving, you grab one lobster, you can get six years in jail! And it gets worse: If you sell it, you’re a trafficker, now! If you cook it and put it an underground restaurant, it’s even worse. But the government gets them by the boat — by the ton.

“All the policemen in Cuba were living way better than us. All the government, don’t even mention it. Way better. The elite — they live in a bubble. That’s Socialism for you.

“My family is made up of mechanical engineers, social engineers, lawyers and stuff — and we were living through that! Does that tell you something? It’s not your fault, as a family. You did the best for yourself. You educated yourself and you’re burning your own furniture!

“Trying to understand Cuba is like trying to understand Alice in Wonderland. You could not understand Wonderland, because nothing made sense!

“One day, I’d had enough. I got my windsurfing equipment, went to a very isolated side of the city, with a straight shot to the ocean, away from the bay and I took off. And I remember reaching the conclusion — and this is the messed-up part. If you want Socialism, you should wonder about this: Wonder why I reached the conclusion that dying there would be even better than to ever be back [in Cuba]; why I reached the conclusion that I would take the decision to put my head under the water and take three deep breaths of water and would die by drowning with a big smile on my face — because, I knew I was free. This is the first time in my life I [would be] free…

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Australia: Immigration Are Working With Police After 39 People Including More Than 20 Mothers Were Charged Over an Alleged Daycare Fraud Syndicate Masterminded by an Iraqi Refugee

Twenty-two mothers in south west Sydney were arrested and charged this week after 17 people were charged in May. Police allege they took part in a huge childcare scam which gained $4million.

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Mark Hecht: Ethnic Diversity Harms a Country’s Social Trust, Economic Well-Being, Argues Instructor

Sometimes they get too much publicity, but can you blame them? The Danes just seem to get things right. But even the Danes can make mistakes. A decade ago the fundamental belief among Danes toward Muslim immigrants was that these newcomers would see how wonderful Denmark was and naturally want to become Danish as quickly as possible.

This turned out to be naively wrong. At least half of all Muslims polled across various western European countries believe today that their Shariah law is more important than national law, according to the Gatestone Institute. In other words, a not insignificant proportion of Muslim immigrants have no intention of assimilating into any western society, including Denmark.

Danes have pushed back. Losing the integrity of their society — one of the best in the world by all measures — was on the line. Requirements to obtain citizenship increased. A new insistence that immigrant children go to Danish public schools instead of religious schools was implemented. Social benefits were rescinded for those who didn’t comply. This was only the beginning. But the Danes are not alone.

Many western nations assumed that increasing ethnic and cultural diversity through immigration would be beneficial. The dogma of diversity, tolerance and inclusion assumed that all members of the society wanted to be included as equal citizens. Yet, instead of diversity being a blessing, many found that they’ve ended up with a lot of arrogant people living in their countries with no intention of letting go of their previous cultures, animosities, preferences, and pretensions.

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Swedish Municipality to Investigate True Costs of Asylum Migration

The Swedish municipality of Härjedalen will be investigating the true costs of asylum and migration as other local governments face financial crises.

The investigation was announced by the local Centre Party politician Anders Häggkvist who said it was important to investigate the matter “so that we can discuss it in an open way”, Nyheter Idag reports.

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Swedish Government Expels 50 Afghan Migrants

The Swedish government repatriated 50 Afghan migrants living in Sweden back to Kabul, Fria Tider reports.

The expulsion represents the largest number of migrants repatriated back to their home country by the Swedish government at a single time.

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UK: Record Broken as 86 Migrants Illegally Cross the English Channel in a Single Day

A new record was set this week when six boats illegally ferrying 86 migrants across the English Channel were intercepted by British authorities.

Dozens of migrants from eight countries were intercepted and apprehended by authorities, either in small boats or not long after they disembarked onto British beaches, the Home Office Confirmed.

Two boats carrying migrants from Iraq, Turkey, and Iran were able to make their way to beaches in East Sussex before being apprehended by police, the Telegraph reports.

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“Conservative” NRO Columnist David French Says Drag Queen Story Hour is “One of the Blessings of Liberty”

So-called “conservative” NRO columnist David French says that Drag Queen Story Hour is “one of the blessings of liberty.”

Yes, really.

“There’s this idea that victory is the natural state of affairs and defeat is the intolerable intrusion,” French told the New Yorker, making excuses for how mainstream conservatives have repeatedly failed to win cultural arguments due to their habitual weakness in standing their ground.

He then went on to run defense for Drag Queen Story Hour, a nationwide event where cross dressers read stories and dance around in front of children as young as 3 in public libraries and schools.

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Berkeley Hosts ‘The Right to be Lazy: Shifts in Marxist Thought’ Class for Credit

The University of California, Berkeley is offering a course, titled, “The Right to be Lazy: Shifts in Marxist Thought.”

The fall 2019 course is part of UC Berkeley’s DeCal program, consisting of student-taught, but faculty-approved courses.

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Dutch Court Clears Doctor in Landmark Euthanasia Trial

A Dutch doctor was acquitted Wednesday in a landmark trial that prosecutors and physicians hope will help clarify how the country’s 2002 euthanasia law can be applied to people with severe dementia.

The doctor, who was not named in court, was cleared of any wrongdoing in carrying out euthanasia three years ago on a 74-year-old woman. The patient was given fatal doses of drugs despite some indications she might have changed her mind since declaring in writing that she wanted euthanasia.

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Far-Left Website: Saying “Guys” Is Offensive and Reinforces the Patriarchy

Far-left social justice website NowThis is demanding that people stop using the term “guys” because it is offensive to women and non-binary genders.

Yes, really.

According to NowThis producer Foluke Tuakli, referring to people as “guys” should “not be normalized” because it has a “cognitive impact on women as well as gender non-comforming folks.”

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Students Protest Sean Spicer Campus Talk: ‘Makes Me Really Scared’

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is scheduled to speak at Northeastern Illinois University today, a visit that is prompting outrage as students say they feel unsafe, and both students and faculty organize a protest and host an alternative teach in.

Spicer, who served under President Donald Trump, is set to speak about about the upcoming presidential election alongside former chair of the Democratic National Committee, Donna Brazile, for the “Politics, Press, and the Presidential Election” panel.

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The Cure for Confused Male/Female Relationships

Democrats’ insidiously evil game-plan is to keep their constituents on the government dependency plantation.

A happily married female relative told me about five of her middle-aged girlfriends who are looking for husbands. She said they probably will not be successful because they are domineering women who refuse to respect a man.

A gentleman said he asked his wife to prepare him a plate of food from the buffet which she did happily. A radical feminist scolded his wife, “Why did you do that? There is nothing wrong with his feet and hands!” The gentleman told the bitter woman to stay out of their relationship.

A young female relative cornered me at the dessert table. She ranted about how her dating pool is filled with boys rather than real men like her dad. “I am so tired of wearing the pants in every relationship. I would gladly take off the pants and hand them over to a real man. I’ll even cut the pants off, turning them into shorts if it will make him feel better. I just want a responsible adult male that I can respect and depend on”…

Progressive schools, radical feminists and Hollywood have absurdly taught young women that gender equality means they must reject their femininity and physically compete with men. Several ridiculous movies feature 100 pound women beating the crap out of 300 pound men. The absurd message is men and women are the same.

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The Leftist Mission of Destruction Must Fail

At one time, San Francisco was one of the seven most beautiful cities on earth. Visiting that onetime shining city on a hill as a young lad with my family was a most treasured affair. Although it was during the month of August, the weather was perfectly comfortable and pleasant. Everywhere was just beautiful and clean. It was a pleasure walking in the parks, on the streets, in the neighborhoods, or in the downtown district. The thing that stood out to me was the city’s cleanliness and the pride the people had in their lovely city by the bay. I truly left my young heart in San Francisco. That is why the planned destruction of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Oregon and my favorite city New York is especially disheartening. The political, immoral/religious, and economic leftists have for decades devised and acted upon ways to bring about a multifaceted destruction of our beloved republic.

Their destructive mission of cities is not limited to the major coastal metropolises. Great cities referred to by the leftist elites as flyover country such as Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Detroit were dethroned by American leftist policies from their position as the world’s greatest concentration of manufacturing prowess. Rather than pursue or expand on the good economic free market policies that made Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Detroit the manufacturing floor of the world, both the local and federal governments literally trashed those cities. Then unsavory leftist city politicians literally fooled gullible voters to accept economy crippling regulations and record high taxes as a way to further improve their quality of life.

In addition, leftists were then joined by foolish republican conservatives and together they put the United States at a huge disadvantage by signing on to international trade agreements like NAFTA and GATT. Both gave international trading competitor nations complete advantage over the United States as places to manufacture goods ranging from steel, televisions, watches, clothing, computers, shoes, etc., etc. At the same time, the leftists seized complete control of our education system, where many Americans, particularly blacks were indoctrinated into believing they were nothing but victims. Thus, blacks were convinced they had no chance to make a good go of it in the United States, particularly if you were a young black male. This was part of the overall strategy of dividing Americans one against the other.

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UK: BBC Tells Schoolchildren There Are ‘Over 100’ Genders

The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) tells primary schoolchildren that there are over 100 genders as part of its “Teach” video series, which has some concerned parents and observers up in arms.

“You know, there are so many gender identities,” declares the head teacher in response to child’s question. “We know that we have got male and female, but there are over 100, if not more, gender identities now.”

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UK: Fire Service Drops ‘Fireman Sam’ Mascot Because He’s Not Inclusive Enough

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service has dropped the children’s animated character Fireman Sam as one of their mascots to stop people feeling “excluded”.

The service’s Chief Fire Officer Les Britzman said that they would not longer be using the mascot costume of the popular children’s character during promotional events because the fictional character is “outdated” and “doesn’t reflect the fire service today” or its workforce.

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Video: Los Angelenos Can’t Tell if Paintings Were Done by Artist or 2-Year-Old

A video shows people in Los Angeles being unable to tell if paintings were created by an artist or a 2-year-old, once again underscoring how most modern art is pretentious, unskilled crap.

Will Witt, Dennis Prager and some children created several “paintings” consisting of little else but random splodges and none of the respondents could tell which ones were created by the kids.

Most of the people reacted by attempting to decipher meaning out of something completely meaningless, presumably in an effort to not appear uncultured or ignorant.

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9 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/13/2019

  1. I once wrote in the comments that in the Russian common people there is a noir genre of “sadistic poems.” I wonder if there is such a genre in Sweden?

    Маленький мальчик гранату нашел,
    В сумку засунул и в школу пошел.
    К школе напрасно спешили врачи –
    От школы остались одни кирпичи.

    The little boy found a grenade
    I put it in his bag and went to school.
    Doctors hurried to school in vain –
    From the school there were only bricks.

  2. Wonderful news that Tommy is out of prison and judging by Ezra’s video, he’s none the worse for wear.

    I wonder if it’s possible (or desirable) for Tommy to get involved in the Brexit fiasco in the coming months. Writing from the USA, I don’t have a good handle on UK Politics but it looks to be at least as corrupt as what we have going on over here.

    I know that Tommy is considered persona non grata by many, including Farage and I assume Boris. But you’d think these two leaders would be savvy enough to bring Tommy into the fold and make him part of the battle. If nothing else, Tommy is a FIGHTER who fears NO ONE. He is a True Believer if there ever was one, a knight in shining armor to many. He is already doing their dirty work as it is- why not acknowledge Tommy and give him some credit?

    I’ve been involved in politics for many years -locally, nationally, state-wide, you name it. I have watched and learned from the demonic Dems who ALWAYS stick together and who will work tirelessly to get themselves elected- even if it’s only a seat on the town board or school board. They understand how power works.

    Boris and Nigel are too smart by half. They have shown disdain and a total lack of respect for Tommy Robinson and that is a HUGE mistake that might end up costing them Brexit. From where I’m sitting, it looks like the Remainer Opposition are like our Demonics- they stick together and never stop fighting for their Satanic goals.

    Boris, Nigel and Tommy would be an unstoppable team and Tommy has shown he’s a seasoned street fighter who can rally the people. I hope and pray that Farage and Johnson will get their heads out of their as***s and do the right thing. Put aside their vanity for the sake of the people of the UK.

    • The MSM over here have turned Tommy Robinson into the devil incarnate. If Boris or Nigel even looked in his direction they would be finished. The media (the BBC, the press, etc.) would have a field day. Sadly many people believe everything they are told and are incapable of thinking for themselves or cannot be bothered to find out the truth. Bread and circuses as the Romans used to say.

  3. The chinks are merely reducing tariffs on the food they need because food inflation is going through the roof there with pigs dying everywhere and no soybeans..
    Worse, they are buying that food from companies in the US they own themselves.
    Trump should give them a taste of their own medicine and force the companies sold to US interests.

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