Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/16/2019

The Department of Education in New York City wants to ban chocolate milk in all public schools in the city, and impose a “white milk only” policy. It’s not clear how the city would screen out all the white supremacist milk.

In other news, 29 migrants, five of them children, were intercepted trying to cross the English Channel in several different boats.

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

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

USA
» A View of the U.S. From Across the Atlantic
» Bernie Sanders Keynote Address Validates Sharia Vision for the US
» Bureau of Prisons Denies Request for All Documents About Epstein’s Death
» Exclusive: China, Russia, And Other Foreign States Have Given U.S. Universities $10 Billion
» Fox News Endorses National Gun Confiscation
» Google is Evil: YouTube Censors Top Trump Media Outlet Right Side Broadcasting Network — Removes Live-Stream Capabilities
» Hillary Clinton Tells Italian Press That Her Email Scandal is ‘One of the Strangest, Most Absurd Events in American Political History’ (Video)
» Ilhan Omar Refuses to Acknowledge That Her “Some People Did Something” Comment on 9/11 is Offensive
» Liberals Want to Grab Guns… But Who Will Do the Grabbing?
» New York Times Admits Alleged ‘Victim’ of Kavanaugh Incident Has No Recollection of it
» New York City Public Schools Advocates Chocolate Milk Ban
» Qatar-Funded Group Engages in ‘Propagandistic Activities’ While Divvying Out Millions to US Schools, Experts Say
» Steve Bannon: “You Haven’t Seen Anything, The 2020 Campaign Will Go Down as the Most Vitriolic and Nastiest in American History” (Video)
» Study Finds That Facebook is Bad for Your Mental and Physical Health
» The 9-11 Event, The President, And the Militia
» The Humanitarian Hoax of Climate Change II — Debunking the Bunk — Hoax 46
» Trump Rally Livestream Broadcaster Banned From Streaming on YouTube
» Video: Street Thugs in Minnesota Viciously Beat White Male, Hit Him With Potted Plant, Run Over Him With Bike, Strip and Rob Him
» Video: Marine Tackles Teens During Fight at California High School
 
Canada
» 100 Years of Climate Data Deleted From Canadian Policy Report, Including Historic High and Low
» Black Bear Locks Itself in SUV
» Cannabis Canada Daily: How Ontario Lost $42m Selling Cannabis During Its Last Fiscal Year
 
Europe and the EU
» Ban on Eating Dogs & Cats Blocked in the UK Because it Might Offend East Asians
» Belgium: Police Prevent Fringe Extreme-Right Flemish Group From Marching in Brussels
» Brexit Secretary Suggests UK Could Stay Tied to EU Until 2022
» ‘Britons Never Will be Slaves…’
» Hungary Rejects Criticism After EU Ministers’ Grilling
» Italy: Salvini Dismisses Criticism Over Use of Abuse-Case Child at Rally
» Orban Buries EU’s Juncker Over ‘Blind National Politician’ Comments
» Pope Francis Urges Prayers for Italy’s New Leftist Government
» UK: Asia Tufail Death: Ex Says Killer Was ‘Controlling’
» UK: London’s Khan Calls for Cancelling Brexit, Labour to Back Remain
» UK: PM Johnson Stands by Exit Date Ahead of Meeting With Top Eurocrat, Condemns MPs ‘Trying to Crush Brexit’
» What Do You Mean Romania’s Most Corrupt Institution Refuses to Make Justice?
 
Middle East
» China Warns Trump Not to Believe Warhawk “Conspiracy Theories” That Iran Was Behind Attack on Saudi Arabia
» If You Think the Price of Oil is Skyrocketing Now, Just Wait Until the War Starts…
» Kuwait: Activists Slam Hashem Over Anti-Expat Calls
» Rand Paul Warns Trump Against “Needless Escalation” of War
» Trump Once Chided Saudi Arabia for Demanding Protection From U.S.
» U.S. Prepares to Strike Iran as the Middle East Braces for World War 3 to Erupt
 
South Asia
» Air India Flight Delayed After Swarm of Bees Lands on Cockpit Window
 
Far East
» I Witnessed in China the Population Control Policies Bernie Sanders Wants for America
» In Hong Kong, Employees Hide Their Political Leanings as Beijing Forces Companies to Take Sides
» World’s Largest Amphibian Identified as a Unique Species
 
Australia — Pacific
» Exclusive: Australia Concluded China Was Behind Hack on Parliament, Political Parties — Sources
» New Zealand Man Charged in Mysterious Fiji ‘Witchcraft’ Deaths
 
Immigration
» 1,500+ Take to the Streets in Ireland to Protest Plans to Establish a New ‘Asylum Center’
» Assimilation or Disintegration of America: A Sobering Look at Our Country’s Uncertain Future
» Channel Migrants: Five Children Among 29 Intercepted
» Dublin Man Jailed for Smuggling Migrants at Port
» Ex-Spy Chief Says Merkel’s Open Border Policy Created “Security Crisis” For Germany
» Salvini: Italy Once Again ‘Europe’s Refugee Camp’ as Leftist Government Reopens Ports
» Spanish Archbishop: Europe Has ‘Inescapable Duty’ To Receive Migrants
» UK: Gambian Migrant Subjects 11-Year-Old to ‘Horrifying’ Rape
 
Culture Wars
» Adam Carolla Unloads on “Cancel Culture” SJWs: “Shut the F*ck Up”
» Former Dean: Med School is About Social Justice Not Treating Illnesses
» New Montreal City Pool to Have Just One “Gender Neutral” Changing Room
» Sick. Far Left Protester Throws Her Menstrual Blood at California Senators During Session
» The Arizona Supreme Court Strikes a Powerful Blow for Free Speech and Religious Freedom
» Transgender Surgery is the Lobotomy of the 21st Century
» What Your Sons and Daughters Will Learn at University
 

A View of the U.S. From Across the Atlantic

Before the advent of online news, residents of the UK had to rely on the British press to report on the minutiae of the American political system — something that didn’t happen all that often. In politics what went on in the USA, stayed in the USA, most of it at least. Beyond a major political upheaval, or the swearing in of a new president, news reportage was more concerned with the cut and thrust of our own routine domestic politics.

Only the bickering between the Democrats and Republicans rang a familiar note, mirroring as it did, our British Punch and Judy stereotype, with the stuffy old Tories on one side, and the loony-left Labour on the other.

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

Bernie Sanders Keynote Address Validates Sharia Vision for the US

Democratic POTUS candidate Bernie Sanders gave a keynote appearance at ISNA’s conference in which two books on implementing Sharia law were presented. They permit polygamy, wife-beating and more — so where are the feminists when we need them?

By Dr. Andrew G. Bostom

Monday evening September 9, 2019, I happened to watch secular Muslim Asra Nomani discussing her recent experience attending the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) conference with Laura Ingraham on the Ingraham Angle.

Ms. Nomani (below) displayed two books being hawked by ISNA at the conference, an event which featured appearances by Vermont Senator and Democratic Party POTUS candidate, Socialist Bernie Sanders, and Palestinian Muslima Sharia supremacist, Linda Sarsour. (Predictably, the Antisemitic Ms. Sarsour admonished Muslim ISNA attendees not to dare “humanize” Israeli Jews.)

           — Hat tip: Andy Bostom [Return to headlines]
 

Bureau of Prisons Denies Request for All Documents About Epstein’s Death

Well isn’t this convenient.

All prison documents related to Jeffrey Epstein are being withheld from the public.

Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson filed a FOIA [Freedom of Information] request for documents related to Epstein’s injuries and medical care for the day he was found dead in his prison cell and in July when he allegedly attempted to kill himself.

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

Exclusive: China, Russia, And Other Foreign States Have Given U.S. Universities $10 Billion

The Clarion Project, a watchdog group known for its groundbreaking documentaries on extreme ideologies, compileda report this month revealing the billions of dollars that colleges and universities in America have taken from foreign entities — including adversarial states.

The Clarion Project launched its probe into foreign investment and influence in the American education system after the Department of Education (DOE) announced in June it was investigating Georgetown University and Texas A&M University “as part of a broader push to monitor international money flowing to American colleges,” the Associated Press reported.

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

Fox News Endorses National Gun Confiscation

Even mainstream conservative media parroting leftist talking points to essentially repeal Second Amendment.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Google is Evil: YouTube Censors Top Trump Media Outlet Right Side Broadcasting Network — Removes Live-Stream Capabilities

On November 2, 2016 one week before the national election Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN) confirmed they had their live stream disabled by YouTube, after having their live stream camera sabotaged that morning.

RSBN is a popular pro-Trump publisher that live-streams Trump public appearances and rallies.

In February 2017 Google-YouTube began censoring and preventing views to RSBN. The company’s traffic lost up to 90% of its traffic.

In February 2018 RSBN reporter Margaret Howell joined The Gateway Pundit at the Newseum in Washington DC to discuss how tech giants such as Facebook, Google, and Youtube were taking direct orders from far left groups like Media Matters to censor conservative voices. In multiple examples, Howell discussed how if you are branded as a conservative on social media, these companies will go as far as to remove live videos and videos with no actual political context because they want to prevent any potential message from getting through their gates.

RSBN has suffered immensely during the Trump years. The left wants them silenced.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hillary Clinton Tells Italian Press That Her Email Scandal is ‘One of the Strangest, Most Absurd Events in American Political History’ (Video)

Hillary Clinton visited an art exhibit in Venice, Italy last week which displayed 60,000 pages of her ‘emails’ she sent over her private server.

The artist, Kenneth Goldsmith, printed up 60,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails that somehow managed to survive her BleachBit spree and called the exhibit, “HILLARY: The Hillary Clinton Emails.”

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

Ilhan Omar Refuses to Acknowledge That Her “Some People Did Something” Comment on 9/11 is Offensive

Wow! Just wow!

Ilhan Omar just completely dodged any kind of apology or acknowledgment that what she said about 9/11 was hurtful to the over 3,000 victims and all Americans.

She appeared on Face the Nation and was asked if she understood why Americans would be so offended by the comment she made about 9/11: “Some people did something.”…

The video below will make your blood boil because all Omar talks about is how she and other Muslims were treated after 9/11/ She doesn’t realize that playing the victim after the great loss of life for so many is disgusting.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Liberals Want to Grab Guns… But Who Will Do the Grabbing?

Lawmakers such as state senator Julie Morrison (D-Ill.) have smugly threatened mass confiscation, and others such as Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have suggested prosecution and prison time for noncompliance with mandatory buyback programs. During the September 12 debate, the floundering Robert Francis O’Rourke (D-Nowhere) gazed up from his water bong to yelp, “Hell, yes, we are going to take your AR-15!”

Scary words, to be sure. But these threats raise the question of who exactly they plan on sending out to do the actual confiscating. Do something! they scream from the podiums and across the Twittersphere, with no intention of ever actually doing that “something” themselves. The bell-collared audience who noisily bleated their approval for O’Rourke’s rhetorical feed bucket? They’re not going to “do something,” either, other than demand someone else do it.

That’s the job of the police, they say? Good luck with that. Out of the 250 million adults living in the United States, approximately one third of them own one or more guns. That’s over 80 million doors for police to bust down in unconstitutional searches and seizures (these would be clear violations of the Fourth Amendment, but we wouldn’t even be having this discussion if the Bill of Rights were something the Left even pretended to respect).

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New York Times Admits Alleged ‘Victim’ of Kavanaugh Incident Has No Recollection of it

The New York Times has finally admitted that the premise of its much-hyped story about an alleged incident with United States Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was false, as the alleged victim says she has no recollection of the incident in question.

The admission undermines what was an already weak story of dubious credibility.

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

New York City Public Schools Advocates Chocolate Milk Ban

The New York City Department of Education is calling for a ban on chocolate milk in all of its public schools, according to a report.

The New York Post reported that Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and other school leaders are backing a “white milk only policy,” saying that the sugar in chocolate milk is a health concern for students.

“The thinking is that these kids are already getting too much sugar, why are they getting it in their milk?’’ one city Department of Education source told the Post, adding that higher-ups “are discussing what to do and how to do it.’’

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

Qatar-Funded Group Engages in ‘Propagandistic Activities’ While Divvying Out Millions to US Schools, Experts Say

A U.S.-based organization funded by Qatar and tasked with furthering the allegedly terror-linked country’s national vision is openly influencing K-12 public school curriculums across America. A legal loophole allows it to do so without registering as a foreign agent, but experts say the group has at times stretched that boundary by pushing overt propaganda.

The Washington, D.C.-based Qatar Foundation International (QFI) has disbursed more than $30 million to U.S. public schools to fund Arabic language programs, The Wall Street Journal reported in 2017. Public documents and news reports indicate the Doha, Qatar-based Qatar Foundation has funded QFI from its 2009 founding through at least 2017. The Qatar Foundation has been registered as a foreign principal since 2006 and is tasked with carrying out the vision of the country’s royal family.

QFI memos state that it exists to further the Middle Eastern nation’s goals, and its executive director has stated publicly that her bosses include a member of the Qatari royal family and the CEO of the foreign Qatar Foundation. Despite this, QFI is not required to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, because it says it’s strictly an educational organization.

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

Steve Bannon: “You Haven’t Seen Anything, The 2020 Campaign Will Go Down as the Most Vitriolic and Nastiest in American History” (Video)

On Friday night Steve Bannon, the former Chief Strategist for President Donald Trump, came to St. Louis for an unofficial viewing of his latest film project, “Claws of the Red Dragon.”

The film, set for a September release, is based on arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou and exposes the Chinese tech giant’s lies and political intimidation.

Steve delivered a short speech at The Schlafly Eagle Council co-sponsored by The Gateway Pundit.

During his remarks Steve warned that the upcoming campaign will go down as the most vitriolic and nastiest in American history. Steve Bannon: We are in the dark valleys like we were in the 1930s. And it takes leadership like we got out of the last time with Ronald Reagan and victory, not compromise, victory. What’s going to get us out of here now over the next five years is victory. That’s why Trump, the next time you have this gathering we’ ll be in the middle of the dog fight. Do you think it’s been unpleasant and nasty to date? You haven’t seen anything. The 2020 campaign will go down as the most vitriolic and nastiest in American history. It’s very simple. We win, we save the country.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Study Finds That Facebook is Bad for Your Mental and Physical Health

As someone who is regularly put in Facebook jail for BWC (blogging while conservative) a study wasn’t necessary to convince me that Facebook damaged my mental and physical health. A university study has discovered that regular use of Facebook may be detrimental to the user’s health.

Researchers from UC San Diego and Yale cooperated on a project to monitor Facebook usage of 5,208 adults over two years.

But the study’s results should be concerning to Facebook users as well as users of all social media, according to Business Insider.

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

The 9-11 Event, The President, And the Militia

One need not have earned an advanced degree in the natural sciences, in engineering, in law, or in any of the disciplines related to the art of politics to be able to recognize that, first, with regard to what this study denotes as “the 9-11 Event”, it is not just some proverbial rotten Danish cheese which smells to high heaven in this country—and that, second, no matter what difficulties may need to be overcome, something drastic must be done to correct this stinking state of affairs, immediately if not sooner. In the present author’s estimation, the one and only sure way to unearth the definitive truth of the 9-11 Event is to enlist a patriotic President of the United States along with “the Militia of the several States” in the inquiry.

1— The 9-11 Event abounds with anomalies which cast serious doubt upon, if they do not disprove altogether, the conspiracy theory public officials have put forward to explain what happened.

Anomalies—that is, matters of proven fact which are abnormal, incongruous, deviant, or extremely peculiar—often provide the best circumstantial evidence that a purported explication of an event is faulty, fictitious, fantastic, or even fraudulent. This is especially the case when interested parties attempt to dispose of those anomalies with conspiracy theories which contradict fundamental principles of scientific, legal, and political analysis. The 9-11 Event and its aftermath are replete with just such anomalies, which render the official conspiracy theory of that horrendous crime not simply problematic and implausible, but even gravely suspicious; and which leave open to doubt whether that theory can be adequately tested through employment of the normal legal and political means available to the American people. To wit—

[…]

In this analysis, the vast bureaucracy in the Executive Branch has been left to last, because that apparatus is, in theory at least, subject in no small measure to the President’s direct control. In principle, by employing the threat (or, perhaps better put, the guarantee) of criminal prosecution, he can compel the bureaucrats to disclose whatever information the public archives contain with respect to the 9-11 Event. And with his own Attorney General in charge of the Department of Justice, and trustworthy United States Attorneys assigned to key States, he can investigate, expose, arrest, indict, prosecute, convict, and punish the principal offenders behind the 9-11 Event whom death has yet to carry beyond the reach of human justice.

Yet, in actual practice, a single Attorney General and a smattering of United States Attorneys will surely prove insufficient if the bureaucracy to any significant degree remains opposed to, refuses to coöperate with, and even endeavors to sabotage the President’s program at its every turn. To overcome such a veritable army of obstructionists, the President must deploy an host of faithful and competent individuals outside of and with no loyalty to the bureaucracy and the secret factions and special interests it serves. To find such individuals in the requisite number he must look to the federal system—in particular, to employ “the Militia of the several States” in order “to execute the Laws of the Union”.

Getting to the bottom of the 9-11 Event will require extensive, exhaustive, and relentless execution of those “Laws”. The Constitution imposes on the President the duty to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed”. The Constitution delegates to the Militia the authority and responsibility “to execute the Laws of the Union” when Congress “provide[s] for calling [them] forth” for that reason. And perforce of his status as “Commander in Chief”, the President exercises direct authority over “the Militia of the several States, when [they are] called into the actual Service of the United States”. So the President may employ “the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union” with respect to the 9-11 Event by “calling [them] forth” in whatever manner Congress has authorized pursuant to whatever statutes it has enacted for that crucial constitutional purpose.

Not only may the President employ “the Militia of the several States” to this end, but also he should and must do so, for two reasons:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Humanitarian Hoax of Climate Change II — Debunking the Bunk — Hoax 46

The Humanitarian Hoax is a deliberate and deceitful tactic of presenting a destructive policy as altruistic. The humanitarian huckster presents himself as a compassionate advocate when in fact he is the disguised enemy.

The humanitarian hoax of climate change is so enormous and far-reaching that one article on the subject is simply not enough.

My first article, The Humanitarian Hoax of Climate Change: Killing America With Kindness — hoax 4, was published two years ago on 7.21.2017. The second, The Riddle of Climate Change, published on 2.27.19 continued the discussion. Now it is necessary to explore the ever-expanding climate change hoax and examine the progress the hucksters have made in advance of the pivotal 2020 elections.

Let’s begin with huckster-in-chief Barack Obama and his recent staggeringly hypocritical purchase of a 15 million dollar waterfront mansion on Martha’s Vineyard. Why would Obama purchase a waterfront mansion doomed to sink underwater in twelve years? He wouldn’t. Let’s review…

“Climategate is the scandal that erupted on 11.19.09 when a collection of email messages, data files, and data processing programs were leaked from the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit (CRU) located in the UK, revealing scientific fraud and data manipulation by scientists concerning the global warming theory. Climategate is said to have revealed the biggest scientific hoax in world history.

It’s findings revealed that corruption of climate science is a worldwide problem and not confined to just Britain’s CRU climate research center. For instance, it was discovered that the reported warming trend in New Zealand over the past 156 years (from 1853 to 2008) was created by manmade adjustments of the temperature data.” WHAT?

The Climategate emails showed how all the data centers worldwide, including American NOAA and NASA, conspired in the manipulation of global temperature records to suggest that temperatures in the 20th century rose faster than they actually did.

Climategate occurred in the first year of Obama’s first term. Climategate’s stunning revelations showed that the “settled science” of climate change was completely fraudulent and politically motivated. Yet, the mainstream media attempted to bury the story for years and continued to push for passage of Obama’s Paris Accord during his second term. […]

The manmade climate change hucksters continue to perpetrate their monstrous hoax through fear and guilt. Fear is a powerful motivator for behavior change. If parents can be convinced that catastrophe will strike their children unless they change their own behavior, their guilt will motivate parents to change and the big lie of manmade climate change becomes generational.

Children are being indoctrinated to believe the lie by their parents and by the collaborating educational curriculum courtesy of Obama’s Common Core and UN Agenda 2030. More on that later.

The big lie continues today. A recent bill proposed by Democrat Senator Edward Markey (MA) would authorize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish a “Climate Change Education Program.” This legislation deceitfully denies that manmade climate change is a disputed scientific theory and, instead, presents its disinformation as undeniable…

The climate change hoax is being perpetrated worldwide by globalists in charge of global education and the United Nations Agenda 2030. The hucksters do not care about Climategate and that their “science” is demonstrably false. They continue to perpetuate the lie with confidence that if you tell a lie big enough and often enough it will be believed. So it is with climate “science.”

Manmade climate change hysteria has reached epic proportions in advance of the 2020 elections. America-first President Donald Trump recognizes the humanitarian hoax of climate change being perpetrated by the enemies of American sovereignty and stands firm on his decision to withdraw from the deceitful Paris Accord.

The Paris Accord is an anti-America humanitarian hoax designed to transfer the wealth from industrialized countries, especially the United States, to non-industrialized countries. The purpose of the climate change hoax is to de-industrialize the United States of America and collapse her economy in preparation for a one-world government.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Rally Livestream Broadcaster Banned From Streaming on YouTube

The company that’s been broadcasting speeches and rally’s of President Trump had its YouTube live-streaming ability disabled from the platform despite having over 300 million views.

Right Side Broadcasting Network has been broadcasting since Trump’s candidacy for President and is funded mostly through “super chats” by the live viewers of the broadcasts. The network was left with a message saying, “Your ability to live stream has been revoked”. Joe Seales, CEO of the network said: “This is going to severely cripple our company and make it extremely difficult for us to survive in the lead up to 2020.”

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

Video: Street Thugs in Minnesota Viciously Beat White Male, Hit Him With Potted Plant, Run Over Him With Bike, Strip and Rob Him

Here’s a brutal hate crime you won’t see in the liberal fake news media.

A gang of thugs in Minnesota targeted and attacked a white man, hit him with a potted plant, stomped on him, ran over him with a bike and then they stripped him and robbed him.

The beating with on for two minutes and was captured on surveillance video.

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

Video: Marine Tackles Teens During Fight at California High School

A U.S. Marine tackled two teenage boys to the ground as they fought each other on Wednesday in Stockton, California.

Video footage shows the moment U.S. Marine Josue Valdez Sarmiento runs up behind the two boys in an effort to stop the fight as they punched and kicked each other.

The video shows bystanders watching as Valdez Sarmiento, wearing camouflage pants and a black T-shirt, slams into the two teens, knocking them to the ground. For a few moments, he stands over them and attempts to separate the two stunned boys, then turns and walks away.

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

100 Years of Climate Data Deleted From Canadian Policy Report, Including Historic High and Low

Catherine McKenna’s Climate Change Ministry is ignoring a century’s worth of weather data that doesn’t fit with the Liberals’ pro-carbon tax, fear-mongering agenda, according to a new exclusive report by Blacklock’s Reporter.

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

Black Bear Locks Itself in SUV

‘It damaged the entire inside of the car’

The only thing a curious black bear in Port Moody, B.C., couldn’t figure out early Friday morning was how it would unlock the door of an SUV after it had managed to open it and climb inside, said police.

Just after midnight Friday, a homeowner in the 1300-block of Ioco Road was alerted to the incident by a car alarm going off, said Sgt. Rob Degoey.

But when the homeowner went outside to turn it off, what they found was a bit more than what they felt they could safely handle.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Cannabis Canada Daily: How Ontario Lost $42m Selling Cannabis During Its Last Fiscal Year

Ontario’s cannabis crown corporation loses $42M last fiscal year

Ontario’s government lost $42 million selling cannabis in its last fiscal year, according to provincial public accounts released on Friday. The losses come despite the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation, a crown corporation that operates the Ontario Cannabis Store’s online retail business and sells wholesale cannabis to the province’s private retail stores, generating $64 million in the fiscal 2018-2019 year. An OCS spokesperson said the agency wasn’t able to book wholesale revenue from selling into the first wave of physical retail stores in the latest fiscal year, which hurt the crown corporation’s bottom line. Meanwhile, the Ontario government said Friday it generated $19 million in revenue from cannabis excise taxes in its last fiscal year, falling well short of the $35-million estimate presented in the most recent provincial budget.

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

Ban on Eating Dogs & Cats Blocked in the UK Because it Might Offend East Asians

A legal ban on eating dogs and cats in the UK has been blocked over fears it might offend people from South-East Asian countries.

Yes, really.

After a bill was drawn up to make possession of dog or cat meat illegal in the UK, civil servants stepped in to halt the move.

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

Belgium: Police Prevent Fringe Extreme-Right Flemish Group From Marching in Brussels

Police in Brussels have stopped a fringe group of extreme-right Flemish nationalists from holding an unauthorized rally in the city center.

According to the Brussels Times, the Mars op Brussel (March of Brussels) was organized by people with alleged links the Bloed-Bodem-Eer en Trouw (Blood Soil, Honor and Faith), an extreme-right splinter group of the international skinhead group Blood & Honour.

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

Brexit Secretary Suggests UK Could Stay Tied to EU Until 2022

Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay has suggested that the transition period — when the UK is still closely aligned to the EU after Brexit Day — could last until 2022, six years after the vote to Leave.

Mr Barclay made the comments on BBC Radio 4’s Pienaar’s Politics on Sunday after he claimed the government could still agree a withdrawal treaty with the EU before October 31st which removed the controversial Irish backstop — the mechanism that could lock the UK in regulatory alignment with the EU should London not agree a future deal with Brussels before the end of the transition period.

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

‘Britons Never Will be Slaves…’

You can actually witness the degeneration of Britannia in real time if you just watch these older performances chronologically.

1985:…

These performances steadily devolved from quintessentially British to a total clown show.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hungary Rejects Criticism After EU Ministers’ Grilling

Hungary on Monday fiercely rejected accusations from the European Union that it was in breach of EU values following an initial hearing before the bloc’s European affairs ministers.

The European Parliament initiated proceedings against the central European nation a year ago, accusing Budapest of imposing restrictions on free media, judges, academics, minorities and rights groups.

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

Italy: Salvini Dismisses Criticism Over Use of Abuse-Case Child at Rally

‘Who cares?’ says League leader over row about kid involved in Bibbiano case appearing on stage

(ANSA) — Milan, September 16 — League leader Matteo Salvini on Monday dismissed criticism that he exploited a minor by bringing a girl involved in a criminal case about fostering on to the stage of a political rally at Pontida on Sunday. “Who cares?” the former deputy premier and interior minister told 7gold TV.

“(I’d have) not one, but 50 children. “If someone steals children from their parents, they are the criminals. “Other cases like this will come out”. The child Salvini brought in stage was one of the minors who were allegedly the victims of malpractice by social workers in the town of Bibbiano in Emilia-Romagna.

Social workers are alleged to have coached and coerced kids into saying their parents were abusing them so that they could be entrusted to ‘friendly’ families for a profit, according to investigators.

The case has gained headlines and sparked political rows after it emerged that the local mayor, a member of centre-left Democratic Party (PD), was under investigation in relation to it. The PD formed an alliance with the League’s former government partners, the 5-Star Movement, for a new executive under Premier Giuseppe Conte after Salvini pulled the plug on the first Conte administration last month.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Orban Buries EU’s Juncker Over ‘Blind National Politician’ Comments

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban responded to European Union president Jean-Claude Juncker’s description of him as a “blind national politician” in brutal fashion, suggesting he would not expect a Luxembourger to understand national pride.

“It’s hard to see the world through the eyes of a Luxembourger,” Orban said of the outgoing President of the European Commission in an interview with Kossuth Radio, a transcript of which was seen by Breitbart London.

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Pope Francis Urges Prayers for Italy’s New Leftist Government

ROME — Pope Francis has called on Italians not to insult members of their new leftist government but to pray for them.

In St. Paul’s First Letter to Timothy, the apostle urges Christians to pray especially “for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity,” the pope noted.

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UK: Asia Tufail Death: Ex Says Killer Was ‘Controlling’

A man who killed his wife after falsely accusing her of abusing their two-year-old son was “controlling and verbally abusive” according to his ex-partner.

Muhammad Malik strangled Asia Tufail, 32, on 22 November 2016 at their home in Perne Road, Cambridge.

He was given a hospital order last year after admitting manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

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UK: London’s Khan Calls for Cancelling Brexit, Labour to Back Remain

London’s left-wing mayor Sadiq Khan has said the Labour Party should back revoking Article 50, cancelling Brexit.

“We’re a Remain party,” Mr Khan said on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, claiming that once Article 50 is revoked, it could be “re-served” at a later date when negotiations with the EU are over — and after the British people are forced to vote again in a referendum on the proposed deal, with remaining in the EU as an option on the ballot paper.

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UK: PM Johnson Stands by Exit Date Ahead of Meeting With Top Eurocrat, Condemns MPs ‘Trying to Crush Brexit’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged ahead of a crunch meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that the UK will leave the EU on October 31st — “deal or no deal”.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet with Mr Juncker in his native Luxembourg this afternoon where he will say he wants a renegotiated exit treaty with the EU, but “would not countenance any more delays” to Brexit, a Downing Street source told the BBC.

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What Do You Mean Romania’s Most Corrupt Institution Refuses to Make Justice?

While going to the Romanian High Court of Justice (Tribunalul Bucuresti) I wasn’t expecting miracles. I had to be there this Friday, the 13th of September at 2 o’clock. Strangely enough, I was the only case on that afternoon.

The law of political parties states that this should be a public Court meeting. There had to be plenty of people in there, but I was the only one.

The meeting was unusually short. The female judge and her two other female colleagues made a quick examination of my case.

“We’ll let you know our decision. You can go now.”

I tried to protest. There were so many things I needed to say.

“You can go now,” the judge insisted.

The next day I arrive home and check on the internet the decision of the Court. They rejected my case as “ungrounded.”

Really? After so many proofs of discrimination I have sent them.

But they didn’t seem to care about my “proofs”.

For them I was just an inconvenient witness of their own incompetence.

At the time of writing I still have two folders on my name at the Romanian High Court of Justice.

The first one, which they just rejected, is about registering my own political party. It is true that, due to financial limitations, I was missing some of the required documents. But this doesn’t explain why the bureaucratic procedure has to be so complicated. Also, the law in question is very stupid indeed, requiring some ridiculous documents.

The second folder, which they also rejected, without even bothering to have a Court meeting for it, is about my request to investigate the upcoming Romanian Presidential Elections of 2019. I have made that request based on lots of proofs documenting the political discrimination against peasants and Christians. The Court decision was simply “Case closed” without any further explanations.

At this point, I don’t have too many options. I can still make an appeal, but I am convinced it will be rejected on the same ridiculous grounds.

What can we do? They have the law, they have the power, and plenty of motivations to keep poor people out of the political landscape. And the legal system is deliberately build in such a way as to bankrupt any outsiders who might dare to challenge their illegitimate grab of power.

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China Warns Trump Not to Believe Warhawk “Conspiracy Theories” That Iran Was Behind Attack on Saudi Arabia

China has warned President Trump that he is being manipulated by warhawks into believing “conspiracy theories” that Tehran was behind the attack on Saudi oil facilities and that any “revenge attack” on Iran could cause the Middle East to “spiral out of control.”

The warning was contained in an editorial posted by the Global Times, which is widely recognized as a Communist Party mouthpiece.

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If You Think the Price of Oil is Skyrocketing Now, Just Wait Until the War Starts…

In the aftermath of the most dramatic attack on Saudi oil facilities that we have ever seen, the price of oil has exploded higher. The Wall Street Journal is calling this attack “the Big One”, and President Trump appears to be indicating that some sort of military retaliation is coming. Needless to say, a direct military strike on Iran could spark a major war in the Middle East, and that would be absolutely devastating for the entire global economy. Just about everything that we buy has to be moved, and moving stuff takes energy. When the price of oil gets really high, that tends to create inflation because the price of oil is a factor in virtually everything that we buy. In addition, a really high price for oil also tends to slow down economic activity, and this is something that we witnessed just prior to the financial crisis of 2008. And if this crisis in the Middle East stretches over an extended period of time, it could ultimately result in a phenomenon known as “stagflation” where we have rapidly rising prices and weaker economic activity simultaneously. The last time we experienced such a thing was in the 1970s, and nobody really remembers the U.S. economy of the 1970s favorably.

The damage caused by the “drone attacks” in Saudi Arabia was immense. According to the Daily Mail, “huge plumes of black smoke” could be seen pouring out of a key Saudi oil facility…

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Kuwait: Activists Slam Hashem Over Anti-Expat Calls

Social media activists yesterday criticized MP Safa Al-Hashem for repeating calls that expatriates must pay for the “air they breathe” and for walking on roads. Activists went to Twitter to describe the Kuwaiti lawmaker as “racist” and “very arrogant”, but some activists defended her views as a solution to resolve the demographic problem in which expatriates outnumber Kuwaiti citizens.

MP Hashem in press statements yesterday reiterated calls she repeatedly made in the past to impose charges on all services provided to expatriates including for roads, infrastructure utilities and other public services. She said it was high time for the government to impose charges on expatriates for using roads and re-emphasized the need “to impose taxes on expat remittances”, adding that “what is needed is to charge expatriates for the air they breathe” in the country. Hashem said that she is not calling for deporting expatriates who serve the country, but only marginal unskilled laborers who overburden the country’s infrastructure.

Mohammad Al-Helow, writing on Twitter, said he thinks Hashem is “very arrogant” while Mahdi Hamad said the lawmaker is “acting like Trump”. Ohoud accused Hashem of adopting “racist speech”. Salman Al-Nasser however said these demands are not only that of Hashem “but the demands of everyone” who loves his country. MP Abdulwahab Al-Babtain said the government has failed to resolve the population problem and demanded that the number of expatriates should be half of the population. Expats make up 70 percent of the population.

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Rand Paul Warns Trump Against “Needless Escalation” of War

President says he’s ‘locked and loaded’ to attack Iran

As President Trump warned that the US is “locked and loaded” to respond to the drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil supply this past weekend, Senator Rand Paul warned that hitting Iran would be a “big mistake.”

Appearing on CNN, Paul warned that any attack on Iran would constitute a “needless escalation” of war.

“The Iraq War, President Trump has said, was the biggest geopolitical blunder of the last generation,” Paul said.

“It destabilized the Middle East and increased the strength of Iran and tipped the balance toward Iran,” the Senator added.

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Trump Once Chided Saudi Arabia for Demanding Protection From U.S.

Despite indicating that his administration may attack Iran over a drone strike on Saudi oil facilities by Houthi rebels, President Trump once ridiculed the idea of offering Saudi Arabia U.S. protection without Riyadh paying for it.

Following Saturday’s drone strike, which took out 5% of the world’s oil supply, Trump tweeted that the White House was “waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed.”

Despite Tehran’s denial, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo blamed Iran for the attack.

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U.S. Prepares to Strike Iran as the Middle East Braces for World War 3 to Erupt

President Trump is using the phrase “locked and loaded” to describe our current stance toward Iran, and the big news networks appear to believe that some sort of U.S. military action could be imminent. We just witnessed the worst attack on Saudi oil production facilities in history, and it would seem to be extremely unlikely that the U.S. and Saudi Arabia would allow this to pass with no response. Houthi rebels in Yemen have publicly taken responsibility for the attacks, but as you will see below, U.S. officials have already completely rejected that explanation for a variety of reasons. At this point, we are being told that the attacks probably originated either from Iranian-backed Shia rebels in southern Iraq or from Iran itself. And if the U.S. strikes back by conducting airstrikes inside Iran, that could literally cause World War 3 to erupt. We are so close to a major war breaking out, but most Americans are still not paying attention.

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Air India Flight Delayed After Swarm of Bees Lands on Cockpit Window

An Air India flight was delayed on Sunday when a swarm of honey bees landed on the cockpit window, causing chaos before take-off.

The pilots noticed the bees as the plane was due to leave the city of Kolkata for Agartala with 136 passengers and crew on board, including Bangladesh’s information minister, Muhammad Hasan Mahmud.

Officials said the swarm of bees was “attacking ground staff” and became angry when staff tried to remove them from the window.

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I Witnessed in China the Population Control Policies Bernie Sanders Wants for America

Bernie should watch this documentary before proposing population control as a “solution” to global warming—or anything else, for that matter

Democrat presidential candidate and avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has aligned himself with those who think that babies are nasty little carbon emitters and need to be eliminated in large numbers to save the planet. He has endorsed taxpayer funding of abortions around the world as part of a plan to combat overpopulation and fight climate change.

His startling proposal came in response to a questioner at CNN’s seven-hour climate town hall, who suggested that “the need to curb population growth”—that is, population control—was a way “to address climate catastrophe.”

He jumped up out of his seat and practically shouted, “Yes!” He went on to claim that poor women around the world were having lots of babies they didn’t want.

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In Hong Kong, Employees Hide Their Political Leanings as Beijing Forces Companies to Take Sides

By day, Lucy is a flight attendant. Dressed in a neat uniform, she politely offers passengers meals and drinks while they cruise at 35,000 feet. Recently though, she’s been switching shifts to make sure that she’s in town to join the protests that have rocked Hong Kong for the last 15 weeks. For those, she trades in her meticulous Cathay Pacific attire for a black t-shirt, accessorized with a yellow hardhat and a facemask: the uniform of Hong Kong’s young protesters.

Lucy, 30, who asked to be identified by only her first name, says her friends describe her as “deep yellow,” local slang which means she is a staunch supporter of the democracy movement. She camped out on the streets during the 2014 Umbrella Movement, and she’s taken to the streets again this year.

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World’s Largest Amphibian Identified as a Unique Species

WHAT IS THE world’s largest amphibian? Scientists have just come up with a new answer to a question that—one would think—might be settled by now.

Broadly speaking, we already knew that the largest amphibians are the giant salamanders of China. They can grow more than five feet in length and well over 100 pounds. Only a few decades ago they could still be readily found throughout China, from the subtropical south to the north-central mountains to the eastern part of the country.

Despite being found over such a wide area, and in areas separated by mountains and consisting of separate rivers, researchers have considered them to be a single species, Andrias davidianus.

But new research of museum specimens shows that Chinese giant salamanders are not one, but rather at least three different species. And the species that is likely the largest of the three has been given a new name: Andrias sligoi, or the South China giant salamander, according to a study published September 17 in the journal Ecology and Evolution.

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Exclusive: Australia Concluded China Was Behind Hack on Parliament, Political Parties — Sources

SYDNEY (Reuters) — Australian intelligence determined China was responsible for a cyber-attack on its national parliament and three largest political parties before the general election in May, five people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

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New Zealand Man Charged in Mysterious Fiji ‘Witchcraft’ Deaths

A New Zealand man has been charged in the “witchcraft” deaths of a family of fivefound on a cliff in Fiji, authorities said.

Muhammad Raheesh Isoof, a “healer” from Christchurch, appeared in Fijian court Monday where he was charged in the mysterious deaths last month in the Nausori Highlands, news.com.au reported.

Husband and wife Nirmal Kumar, 63, and Usha Devi, 54, their daughter Nileshni Kajal, 34, as well as Kajal’s daughters Sana, 11, and Samara, 8, were found on the side of the road on Aug. 26, authorities said.

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1,500+ Take to the Streets in Ireland to Protest Plans to Establish a New ‘Asylum Center’

Hundreds upon hundreds of concerned citizens took to the streets in Galway County, Ireland to protest a planned asylum center at the Connemara Gateway Hotel in the small town of Oughterard.

“The plan would see a 20 percent increase in the population of Oughterard overnight,” county councilor Tom Welby said.

Over 1,500 people marched silently for three kilometers from the village to the hotel.

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Assimilation or Disintegration of America: A Sobering Look at Our Country’s Uncertain Future

Part 1: Overloading America with immigrants from an ever-growing line from around the world.

As I traveled throughout 40 states of America this summer, and over 20 of her major cities, the American people lack any clue as to the rapid transformation of this country into a polyglot of cultures, languages and conflicting religions—-brought about by endless immigration of over 1.7 million legal and illegal immigrants, annually.

This summer, as reported by Dr. Wayne Lutton, “Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Aurora, Colorado (suburb of Denver). They tore down the U.S. flag flying at this federal agency where illegal aliens are being held, and replaced it with the Mexican flag. “Abolish ICE” was spray painted by other demonstrators.

“As Gloria Precht, one of the many critical commentators posted at Denver CBS Channel 4, wrote, “This is why you need to leave…replacing the U.S. flag with the Mexican flag shows that you are not willing to assimilate into our country and follow our laws.”

Vincent Ardizzone also commented, “So, let me get this straight. They wave the flag of the country they’re seeking asylum from?”…

“Diversity within a nation destroys unity and leads to civil wars,” said social scientist Garret Hardin. “Immigration, a benefit during the youth of a nation, can act as a disease in its mature state. Too much internal diversity in large nations has led to violence and disintegration. We are now in the process of destabilizing our own country. The magic words of destabilizers are ‘diversity’ and ‘multiculturalism’.”

Writer James Kirkpatrick said, “Yet the real question is whether America is going to be a country at all. If America is to be a country, there need to be incentives in place for people to identify as Americans. These include making English the official language, establishing equal treatment under the law, and imposing an immigration moratorium to facilitate assimilation.”

Without assimilation, America cannot and will not continue as an intact culture or viable society.

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Channel Migrants: Five Children Among 29 Intercepted

Authorities have intercepted 29 migrants in the English Channel, including five children.

One boat was spotted off Kent at about 04:30 BST with eight men, one woman and two children on board. They all identified as Iraqi and Iranian nationals, the Home Office said.

A second boat was carrying three women, 11 men and two children at 08:30 BST. Their nationalities are not yet known.

After an incident near Hastings, a woman and another child were detained.

The Home Office said Sussex Police dealt with the incident at Fairlight Beach on Monday afternoon.

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Dublin Man Jailed for Smuggling Migrants at Port

A man who tried to smuggle four Albanian migrants in a car through a ferry port has been jailed for 21 months.

Edward McDonagh said he was bringing the group from his home city of Dublin to Holyhead as a “favour for a friend”, Caernarfon Crown Court heard.

When quizzed by border officials in Wales, he seemed not to know his passengers, the court heard.

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Ex-Spy Chief Says Merkel’s Open Border Policy Created “Security Crisis” For Germany

The former director of Germany’s foreign intelligence service has accused Angela Merkel of creating a “security crisis” in Germany as a result of her open border refugee policy.

Speaking to the Sunday Express on a brief visit to the UK, Dr August Hanning said the German chancellor had displayed “political weakness” by flip flopping between denying the severity of the problem and admitting it was a bad decision.

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Salvini: Italy Once Again ‘Europe’s Refugee Camp’ as Leftist Government Reopens Ports

“Now the new leftist government is reopening the ports: hardly advocates of the Italians, here I see advocates of illegal immigrants.”

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Spanish Archbishop: Europe Has ‘Inescapable Duty’ To Receive Migrants

ROME — Archbishop Joan-Enric Vives of Urgell, Catalonia, said in a letter Sunday that European nations have the “inescapable duty” to welcome migrants and refugees who are trying to find a better life for themselves.

Not only does Europe have an ethical obligation to receive migrants, stated Archbishop Vives, but it needs them as well because of its waning birthrate “as Europe ages rapidly and dangerously.”

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UK: Gambian Migrant Subjects 11-Year-Old to ‘Horrifying’ Rape

A Gambian migrant has been imprisoned forcing his way into an 11-year-old girl’s bedroom and subjecting her to a “horrifying” rape in Bradford, England.

Haji Kaloga, 31, wrapped his hands around the child’s neck and said “Who’s the man?” he threw her on the ground and carried out what judge Andrew Haslam QC described as a “quite horrifying sexual assault”, the Telegraph and Argus reports.

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Adam Carolla Unloads on “Cancel Culture” SJWs: “Shut the F*ck Up”

Comedian Adam Carolla unloaded on “cancel culture” and social justice warriors during a Comedy Central show, remarking, “Comedians need a place where they can be offensive without your bulls***, fake outrage.”

The rant happened during a “roast” of Alec Baldwin, someone who normally attracts the support of leftists given his numerous Saturday Night Live impersonations of President Trump.

Carolla didn’t hold back, launching a vehement attack on SJWs who have tried to ruin comedy by filtering it through their increasingly asinine ‘woke’ purity test of what is considered offensive.

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Former Dean: Med School is About Social Justice Not Treating Illnesses

Former University of Pennsylvania Medical School Associate Dean Stanley Goldfarb published a column in the Wall Street Journal last week which made the case that medical schools are more focused on “social justice” than they are on treating illnesses.

Writing for in the Wall Street Journal, former University of Pennsylvania Medical School Dean Stanley Goldfarb argued that the social justice frenzy that has infected American undergraduate programs is trickling into medical schools. For example, Goldfarb claims that he was once chastised in his role as a dean for not instituting a course at the medical school on climate change.

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New Montreal City Pool to Have Just One “Gender Neutral” Changing Room

A new public swimming pool in Montreal, Canada will have just one “gender neutral” changing room, eliminating male and female designated facilities.

The Rosemont Aquatic Complex, which is set to open next year, announced the new policy on its website.

According to Nathalie Goulet, head of social inclusion for the executive committee of the City of Montreal, making boys, girls, men, women, transgender and “non-binary” people all change in the same room is a benchmark of “social innovation.”

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Sick. Far Left Protester Throws Her Menstrual Blood at California Senators During Session

A far left protester threw menstrual blood on lawmakers from the balcony on Friday.

Rebecca Lee Dalelio will appear in court on Monday.

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The Arizona Supreme Court Strikes a Powerful Blow for Free Speech and Religious Freedom

Free speech and religious liberty are on a winning streak. Last month the Eighth Circuit Court of appeals ruled that Christian wedding photographers could not be compelled to use their artistic talents to help celebrate same-sex weddings. Today, the Arizona Supreme Court reached a similar holding, this time on behalf of Christian calligraphers and painters Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski. The case, brought by my friends and former colleagues at the Alliance Defending Freedom, is similar to multiple other wedding vendor cases. The plaintiffs do not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation (they happily serve gay customers). They merely refuse to produce art that advances ideas they find objectionable.

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Transgender Surgery is the Lobotomy of the 21st Century

Psychology is a “science” that studies human behavior but is itself morally bankrupt. That is, psychology is unable to scientifically define normality. It can’t. “Normal” depends on what the society (through “norms”) or the patient views as morally correct.

This limitation of psychological study is apparent when addressing transgenderism, until recently labeled a mental illness (“gender dysphoria”) by psychology. Modern textbooks on transgender (and other paraphilic) disorders observe that they arise from “adverse childhood experiences” (ACEs): “Any event sufficiently stressful to threaten a fragile ego” (Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 8th edition, Mary C. Townsend, 2015, p. 615). But here we face a conundrum: the textbook relates that such people are “unable to use coping mechanisms effectively” and become either “adaptive” (“urges are suppressed and not acted upon”) or “maladaptive” (“urges or behaviors cause significant distress or interfere with social, occupational or other important areas of functioning”). But if society alters its mores such that a person is rewarded for his paraphilic condition in self, occupation, or even a run for public office, then this textbook is reversed, and what was viewed as adaptive becomes toxic, and what was termed maladaptive is healthy.

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What Your Sons and Daughters Will Learn at University

Universities in the 20th century were dedicated to the advancement of knowledge. Scholarship and research were pursued, and diverse opinions were exchanged and argued in the “marketplace of ideas.”

This is no longer the case. Particularly in the social sciences, humanities, education, social work, and law, a single political ideology has replaced scholarship and research, because the ideology presents fixed answers to all questions. And, although the most important thing in universities today is the diversity of race, gender, sexual practice, ethnicity, economic class, and physical and mental capability, there is no longer diversity of opinion. Only those committed to the ideology are admitted to academic staff or administration.

Universities have been transformed by the near-universal adoption of three interrelated theories: postmodernism, postcolonialism, and social justice. These theories and their implications will be explored here:

1. There Is No Truth; Nothing Is Good or Bad

2. All Cultures Are Equally Good; Diversity Is Our Strength

3. The West Is Evil; The Rest Are Virtuous

[Comment: Recommended reading.]

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4 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/16/2019

  1. European Imams, Rabbis in Summit on Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, Populism

    Imams and rabbis from across Europe on Sunday began a summit organized by the Muslim Jewish Leadership Council in Matera, southern Italy, to discuss anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and nationalistic populism, Deutsche Welle reported
    Tarafa Baghajati, a Viennese civil engineer who is also one of Austria’s most prominent Muslim leaders, described the summit as “a tender blossom that must be nurtured and that deserves further support.”
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  2. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7468087/Witch-publicly-shamed-TV-forced-confess-bid-wipe-sorcery-Chechnya.html

    …An organisation called the Islamic Medicine centre is involved in the recent witch exposure.

    This is very funny, this is not mentioned in the article, but in this “center of Islamic medicine” they expel genies and treat diseases of the Koran.

    As one secular Chechen once wrote to me, the main patients are women who were forced to marry. In Chechnya, it is believed that they have psychosis because the genie moved into them, and not life with an unloved person.

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