Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/22/2019

The new M5S-PD government in Italy has agreed to take in 182 “refugees” from one of the NGO migrant ferries waiting off the coast of Italy. It is hoped that this will be the first in a continuing series that will restart the flow of migrants, which had been halted while Matteo Salvini was the Italian interior minister.

In other news, British police have decided to stop releasing photos of confiscated knives, because images of the weapons may frighten people.

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Thanks to Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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

Financial Crisis
» These Are the Banks Where the Fed’s $1.4 Trillion in Reserves Are Parked
 
USA
» Blackmailing Republicans From Running Latest Democrat Election Tactic?
» Democrat Censured for Voting With Trump 19% of the Time. Bipartisanship is Dead.
» Elizabeth Warren Leads Register’s Iowa Poll for the First Time, Besting Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders
» Feds: Hezbollah Scout Was Looking for Attack Targets in NYC
» First Video: Democrat and Hillary Friend and Donor Ed Buck Looks Freaked Out as Judge Sets His Bail at $4 Million
» Former Attorney General Matt Whitaker: This is a Prime Example Where Deep State Has Used Illegitimate Tool to Attack Trump (Video)
» Google’s “Quantum Supremacy” to Render All Cryptocurrency & Military Secrets Breakable
» How Democrats and Fakestream Media Allies Got Ukraine Story Wrong…
» ‘Howdy, Modi!’: Trump Hails Indian PM at ‘Historic’ Texas Rally
» Jerome Hudson Calls Out the Left’s Climate Hypocrisy, Gun Control Hysteria on ‘Waters World’
» Keywiki Weekly Profile — Paige Kreisman
» New Group Targets Big Tech’s ‘Harm’ to Society
» Police Arrest More Than 100 in Ohio Child Sex Sting
» Police in Minneapolis Refuse to Call Mass Black-on-White Attack a “Hate Crime”: Claim White Person Attacked Was “Impaired”
» Pressure Growing for Bernie Sanders to Dump ‘Virulent’ Linda Sarsour
» R. Kelly’s ‘Friend’ Who Posted His $100k Bond Wants Her Money Back; Judge Says No
» Rep. Devin Nunes: The Deep State Scheme Backfired, The Ukrainian Scandal Will be the End of Joe Biden’s Campaign (Video)
» Surprise! The Official Escort for 16-Year-Old Global Warming ‘Expert’ Greta Thunberg is a Leftist Hack Funded by George Soros Org.
» The Secret Service is Investigating a Community Leader’s Announcement That Mike Pence ‘Should be Shot in the Head.’ Their Position is Pitiful
» Truth is the New Click-Bait: Criminal Facebook Has a New Excuse to Ban and Block Pro-Trump Conservative Content
» Two Blokes Accused of Swindling $10M From the Elderly With Bogus Virus Infection Alerts
» Yikes: Biden Loses His Cool With Fox News Reporter
 
Canada
» Former Liberal Premier Slams Trudeau’s Actions as ‘Stupid’
 
Europe and the EU
» BBC Veteran: ‘Kremlin’ Style ‘BBC Thought Police’ Want to ‘Mould’ UK in Liberal-Left’s Image
» France: Tens of Thousands March in Paris Amid Continued Unrest
» How Airbus Became Boeing’s Greatest Rival
» Italy: Di Maio Says Lawmaker Cut Will Show PD Trustworthiness
» Italy: Mayor of Town in Child-Abuse Case Released From House
» Labour MP Says British ‘Must’ Pay Reparations, Links Trump to KKK Wizard (Who Backed Corbyn)
» Netherlands: Top Lawyer Assassinated in Broad Daylight in Narco-Case
» Pope Francis: Money is ‘The Devil’s Dung’
» UK Police Stop Publishing Pictures of Seized Knives in Case They Frighten People
» UK: Sabotage: Lib Dems Write to EU President Urging Him Not to Do a Brexit Deal With Boris Johnson
 
Middle East
» “Convert, Marry Me, Or Die”: Persecution of Christians, July 2019
» “Suspiciously Well Placed”: First Images of Crippling Damage to Giant Khurais Oil Field Revealed
 
South Asia
» Araria (Bihar): Hindu Widow Punished by Muslim Sarpanch For Affair’ With ‘Akbar’, Forcefully Married Off to Him After Public Flogging and Converting to Islam by Feeding Beef
» Mumbai: Hindu Man’s Finger Chewed Off by Muslim Co-Passenger in a Local Train
 
Far East
» Hong Kong Protesters Ratchet Up Violence; Mall Captured, Subway Stations Attacked
» Shocking Footage Leaked From Inside Chinese Re-Education/Torture Camps
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australian Broadcaster Shares a Big Dose of Reality for Climate Strike Students
» Watch: Australian Broadcaster Takes Down the Spoiled Climate Protesting Students in Epic Fashion
 
Immigration
» 6.2 Million 3rd World Migrants Have Applied for ‘Asylum’ In Europe Since 2011
» Border Patrol Catches Child Sex Offender and MS-13 Gang Member Illegally Re-Entering US
» German Study Finds 40% of Migrants Claiming to be Children Are Actually Adults
» Greece: ‘Volleyball Team’ of Migrants Arrested in Athens
» Italy to Take in 182 Migrants From Humanitarian Ship
» Italy: Pro-Migration Former Mayor on Trial for Aiding Illegal Immigration
» Sweden: Military-Aged Somali Migrant Arrested for Assaulting 21 People
 
Culture Wars
» Bishops Warn of ‘Scandalous’ Teaching of Pro-LGBT Jesuit Priest
» Catholic Bishop: Planned Parenthood ‘Evil Organization’, ‘Founded by a Racist’
» On Campus of 30,000 Students, Less Than 10 Attend University’s White Privilege Workshop
» Vatican Names Abortion Promoter Jeffrey Sachs as ‘Special Invitee’ To Amazon Synod
 

These Are the Banks Where the Fed’s $1.4 Trillion in Reserves Are Parked

Why is the above important?

Because as the FT reported on Friday as part of its interview with the NY Fed’s new, hapless and confused career-economist president, John Williams (who back in May inexplicably fired the man most intimately familiar with the plumbing of the US financial system, the NY Fed’s market desk head Simon Potter), the NY Fed president said that it was “looking at why cash failed to move from banks’ accounts at the Fed into the repo market, where banks and investors borrow money in exchange for Treasuries to cover short-term funding needs.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Blackmailing Republicans From Running Latest Democrat Election Tactic?

It’s now plain to see that Democrats of the day work hand in hand with the New York Times, and for that matter, hand in hand with the leaders of other pervasive, deceitful mainstream and social media.

Since It’s their way of trying to gain back the ground they lost via Hillary Clinton’s surprise defeat in 2016, don’t expect them to stop anytime soon.

The next year will be brutal for any still hoping for a level playing field in the 2020 election campaign.

Politics has always been a bloodsport, but in an era where Due Process is being ignored, where innocent until proven guilty seems to no longer stand, and where outlandish lies and unsubstantiated accusations require no backup evidence of any kind, anything goes.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Democrat Censured for Voting With Trump 19% of the Time. Bipartisanship is Dead.

Apparently, voting against the president 81% of the time constitutes being a raging right-wing reprobate in today’ s liberal hive mind.

[Comment: Democrat Party = Communist Party. Voters must ensure that Democrats end up like the Whigs.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Elizabeth Warren Leads Register’s Iowa Poll for the First Time, Besting Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders

Elizabeth Warren has surged in Iowa, narrowly overtaking Joe Biden and distancing herself from fellow progressive Bernie Sanders, the latest Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows.

Warren, the U.S. senator from Massachusetts, now holds a 2-percentage-point lead, with 22% of likely Democratic caucusgoers saying she is their first choice for president. It is the first time she has led in the Register’s poll.

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

Feds: Hezbollah Scout Was Looking for Attack Targets in NYC

A scout for the militant group Hezbollah was looking at locations for attacks in New York, Boston and Washington and sending target information back to leadership in Lebanon, federal prosecutors said.

They unveiled a nine-count indictment in Manhattan Federal Court on Thursday against Alexei Saab of Morristown, New Jersey, who has been in custody since July 9 after being brought in by members of the NYPD and FBI. The government alleges that Saab has been a Hezbollah member since 1996 and has extensive firearms and bomb-making training.

Among Saab’s dozens of alleged New York City targets, prosecutors said, were the George Washington Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Herald Square and the local airports and tunnels.

He also surveiled targets in Boston and Washington, including Fenway Park and the Washington Monument.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

First Video: Democrat and Hillary Friend and Donor Ed Buck Looks Freaked Out as Judge Sets His Bail at $4 Million

Top Democrat donor and Hillary friend Ed Buck was finally arrested Tuesday night after a third man overdosed in his apartment.

The man who overdosed in Ed Buck’s Los Angeles apartment last week survived, however the other two victims previously died.

Ed Buck loves to inject young black gay escorts with methamphetamine — the mother of one of Ed Buck’s victims described it as a fetish.

He was finally arrested after two black gay escorts died in his apartment from overdoses.

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

Former Attorney General Matt Whitaker: This is a Prime Example Where Deep State Has Used Illegitimate Tool to Attack Trump (Video)

You know the permanent bureaucratic class is out of control when the former Attorney General refers to this criminal cabal as the “Deep State.”

Former Attorney General called the Deep State on Thursday following the leak of a private conversation between President Trump and the Ukrainian leader.

Via FOX News:

Former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker took issue on Thursday with a reported whistleblower complaint about incidents including a private conversation between President Trump and a foreign leader.

“This is a clear example of someone from the Deep State … from the intelligence community,” Whitaker said on “The Story with Martha MacCallum.” “It was completely overblown. … It will be a big nothing burger.”

He called the incident an example of “outrageous conduct.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Google’s “Quantum Supremacy” to Render All Cryptocurrency & Military Secrets Breakable

Supercomputer breakthrough will allow Big Tech giant to control the world.

Google’s announcement that it has achieved “quantum supremacy” with a 53-qubit quantum computer greases the skids for all cryptocurrency and military secrets protected by cryptography to be breakable in a stunning new development that will change the world.

The Big Tech corporation’s new quantum processor took a mere 200 seconds to complete a computing task that would normally require 10,000 years on a supercomputer.

The 53-qubit quantum computer can break any 53-bit cryptography in seconds, meaning Bitcoin’s 256-bit encryption is vulnerable once Google scales its quantum computing to 256 qubits, something their own scientists say will be possible by 2022.

Modern military cryptography will also eventually be rendered obsolete given that the number of qubits in Google’s quantum computers will double at least every year, according to the report, growing at “double exponential rate,” which is even faster than Moore’s Law.

At this rate, Google will be able to break all military encryption by 2024, a frightening prospect given the company’s close ties to China.

The prospects of Google controlling such vast supercomputer power when it applies to the field of surveillance is also chilling.

“Google will rapidly come to dominate the world, controlling most of the money, all speech, all politics, most science and technology, most of the news media and all public officials,” writes Mike Adams.

“Google will become the dominant controlling authoritarian force on planet Earth, and all humans will be subservient to its demands. Democracy, truth and freedom will be annihilated.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

How Democrats and Fakestream Media Allies Got Ukraine Story Wrong…

Why Americans Should Thank”Media Mob” For Exposing The Truth About Democrats, Joe and Hunter Biden

How the media tried to turn the Biden-Ukranian scandal into a Trump scandal.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘Howdy, Modi!’: Trump Hails Indian PM at ‘Historic’ Texas Rally

US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchanged warm words of friendship in Texas at a rare mass rally for a foreign leader.

Around 50,000 people gathered for what Mr Trump called a “profoundly historic event” on Sunday in Houston.

The “Howdy, Modi!” event was billed as one of the largest ever receptions of a foreign leader in the US.

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

Jerome Hudson Calls Out the Left’s Climate Hypocrisy, Gun Control Hysteria on ‘Waters World’

Breitbart News Entertainment Editor Jerome Hudson joins Fox News host Jesse Waters and reveals the most explosive facts found in his new book from Harper Collins, 50 Things They Don’t Want You to Know.

“From 1950 to 2018, we’re talking about almost 70 years, we now know that 97 percent of mass shootings have occurred in ‘gun-free-zones,’“ Jerome Hudson said.

“This is an indictment on the media, Jesse,” Hudson said about the establishment media blackout on drug overdose deaths compared to their coverage of mass shootings.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Keywiki Weekly Profile — Paige Kreisman

Paige Kreisman is standing on the Democratic Party line for Oregon House District 42.

She is a US Army veteran and identifies as a Marxist-Leninist. She was an active organizer with the Communist Party USA and the Corvallis-based Benton County Democratic Socialists of America, where she served as chapter treasurer.

Currently, she is a board member at Portland Tenants United and electoral co-chair at Portland Democratic Socialists of America.

In 2018, Kreisman stood unsuccessfully for Corvallis City Council Ward 5, supported by both the Benton County Communists and Democratic Socialists of America.

Once in office, Paige plans to institute a rent and tuition freeze. She also advocates for disarming police officers and removing them from Corvallis schools. Additionally, she pledges to fight for the environment, LGBTQ+ rights, immigrants, and homeless people. Paige is a tireless ally of the working class and is dedicated to the liberation of the proletariat.

Paige Kreisman also supports radical Minnesota Congressmember Ilhan Omar through DSA’s Jewish Solidarity Caucus.

As Jews on the left, we are in solidarity with Representative Ilhan Omar and her statements regarding the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) influence over US lawmakers and foreign policy.

Paige Kreisman is also supporting Portland Democratic Socialists of America member Albert Lee in his bid for US Congress from Oregon District 2.

[Comment: commies are organizing.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New Group Targets Big Tech’s ‘Harm’ to Society

A new organization has been launched to combat the anti-conservative bias in tech and media companies.

The Internet Accountability Project says its mission is “to lend a conservative voice to the calls for federal and state governments to rein in Big Tech before it is too late.”

“We are conservatives who are alarmed by the role Big Tech plays in our society. We are concerned by the political and economic harms Big Tech platforms such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon are inflicting on Americans,” the IAP says.

“These harms include negative content, conservative bias, privacy violations, anticompetitive conduct, and employee abuses.”

Facebook’s privacy violations already are well known, as is its anti-conservative bias. Leaders of major tech companies have been caught on video discussing their effort to ensure President Trump is not re-elected while traditional conservative views and voices are banned as “hate.”

The Daily Wire reported the project launched this week.

The IAP’s leaders are “heavy-hitting conservative players” Mike Davis and Rachel Bovard. Davis clerked for Neil Gorsuch when he was on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and has worked for former Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Police Arrest More Than 100 in Ohio Child Sex Sting

More than 100 people were arrested in a central Ohio child sex sting operation — including a doctor and a youth director at a church, police said.

Maj. Steven Tucker of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said that among those arrested, 24 of them were men who showed up at an undisclosed location intending to meet a child for sex.

“They show up with sex toys, they show up with lubrication,” Tucker said in a statement. “They show up with things that clearly somebody isn’t going to show up to a house with, unless they intended to engage in sexual activity.”

WBNS reported that those 24 suspects who showed up face charges of attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and importuning.

Out of the group of 104 suspects, police have identified Austin Kosier, a 31-year-old emergency room doctor, and Christian Gibson, a 26-year-old former youth director at Redeemer’s at Courtright Church in Columbus.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Police in Minneapolis Refuse to Call Mass Black-on-White Attack a “Hate Crime”: Claim White Person Attacked Was “Impaired”

A white person attacked in Minneapolis by a mob of blacks is obviously not a hate crime…

How dare any white person notice that a mob of blacks attacking a white individual in Minneapolis be labeled a hate crime!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Pressure Growing for Bernie Sanders to Dump ‘Virulent’ Linda Sarsour

Pressure is mounting on Sen. Bernie Sanders to cut ties with longtime campaign surrogate Linda Sarsour, with critics such as Manhattan billionaire Ronald Lauder citing her long history of anti-Semitic comments.

“Linda Sarsour is a virulent anti-Semite who has publicly stated that ‘nothing is creepier than Zionism.’ Her views have no place in our political discourse and any candidate who associates with her is guilty of handing a megaphone to anti-Semites around the country,” Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, told The Post.

“What’s even more disturbing is that Bernie Sanders, the only Jewish candidate, has chosen an anti-Semitic surrogate,” the Manhattan cosmetics mogul added.

[Comment: Bernie is a hardcore commie first and foremost.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

R. Kelly’s ‘Friend’ Who Posted His $100k Bond Wants Her Money Back; Judge Says No

R. Kelly appeared in court in Chicago Tuesday for a hearing on the state sex-crime charges against him, only to listen as a lawyer for the friend who posted his bond demanded her money back.

But Valencia Love, who put up $100,000 in February so Kelly could be bailed in the Cook County case against him, will not get her money back, Judge Lawrence Flood ruled, according to The Associated Press.

Flood said Love signed a bond slip which explicitly warns she could lose that money even if Kelly met the conditions of his bond, because a judge might order the money be used to pay his attorney’s fees, court costs, fines or other expenses.

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

Rep. Devin Nunes: The Deep State Scheme Backfired, The Ukrainian Scandal Will be the End of Joe Biden’s Campaign (Video)

Rep. Nunes told Maria Bartiromo that it looks like the latest deep state scheme backfired on Democrats. The deep state wanted to hurt Trump by leaking his private call to the Ukrainian president. Instead the focus today is on Joe Biden and his son’s likely criminal acts in Ukraine.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Surprise! The Official Escort for 16-Year-Old Global Warming ‘Expert’ Greta Thunberg is a Leftist Hack Funded by George Soros Org.

16-year-old Greta Thunberg traveled by boat to the US from Sweden to lecture Americans on Global Warming.

The 16-year-old is an expert we are told.

Greta Thunberg told Americans, “You’re not trying hard enough!”

Evidently Greta wants us to travel by boats to and from Europe.

Greta is a media-created phenomenon.

What the media does not tell you is who is behind this perky kid.

If you check out her photos young Greta is being escorted around the country by her handler — far left activist Luisa-Marie Neubauer.

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

The Secret Service is Investigating a Community Leader’s Announcement That Mike Pence ‘Should be Shot in the Head.’ Their Position is Pitiful

In North Carolina, the Secret Service is investigating a woman who allegedly announced that VP Mike Pence “should be shot in the head.”

Numerous reports confirm.

Probably so numerous because she did it to a classroom full of people — the murder-endorsing lady’s a high school teacher.

The Charlotte Observer…observes:

She purportedly spread the news to young skulls full o’ mush during the week of Mike’s visit to their town — Union City — to campaign for House candidate Dan Bishop.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Truth is the New Click-Bait: Criminal Facebook Has a New Excuse to Ban and Block Pro-Trump Conservative Content

It’s no secret that Facebook and the Silicon Valley tech giants discriminate against conservatives.

In 2017, following the presidential election in November 2016, both the “Harvard Berkman Klein Center study and the Columbia Journalism Review study ranked The Gateway Pundit as the fourth most influential conservative publisher of the 2016 election.

Since those reports were published The Gateway Pundit has been censored, shadowbanned or eliminated entirely by the far left tech giants and social media platforms. In March of 2018 Facebook shut down our content. In 2016 Facebook accounted for one-third of the traffic at The Gateway Pundit. Today Facebook accounts for only 2-4 percent of our traffic.

Facebook uses any excuse to eliminate conservative content. Hate Speech, Fake News or “Conspiracy site” are a few of the labels they use to target and eliminate conservative content.

But here’s a new one… Facebook this weekend eliminated two articles published by The Gateway Pundit using the new excuse — “click-bait.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Two Blokes Accused of Swindling $10M From the Elderly With Bogus Virus Infection Alerts

Two Americans used bogus virus-infection alerts to bilk $10m out of PC owners, it is alleged.

Romana Leyva, 35, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Ariful Haque, 33, of Bellerose, New York, were each charged this week with one count of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Each count carries a maximum of 20 years in the clink.

According to prosecutors in southern New York, Leyva and Haque masterminded a classic tech-support scam that warned netizens their computers were infected with malware that didn’t actually exist, and would need a costly, and yet entirely unnecessary, repair.

We all know this type of scam: phony “system alert” pop-up ads in web browsers that try to scare punters into believing their machine is riddle with spyware, along with a phone number to call for “tech support” or a repair service that costs an arm and a leg — and doesn’t actually do anything useful.

“In at least some instances, the pop-up threatened victims that, if they restarted or shut down their computer, it could ‘cause serious damage to the system’ including ‘complete data loss’,” the prosecution wrote in its court [PDF] paperwork.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Yikes: Biden Loses His Cool With Fox News Reporter

During Saturday’s Steak Fry at the Iowa State Fair, former Vice President Joe Biden snapped at Fox News’ Peter Doocy for not “asking the right question.”

The Fox News reporter asked Biden about a whistleblower’s claims that President Donald Trump repeatedly pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Hunter Biden, who sits on the board of directors of a Ukrainian gas company.

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

Former Liberal Premier Slams Trudeau’s Actions as ‘Stupid’

Former Liberal Party Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne has slammed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, claiming his blackface photos have hurt Canada’s international reputation.

The former provincial leader made her remarks during an interview on Friday, stating that Liberals across Canada were now faced with the challenge of weighing their beliefs against what she labelled the “stupid” actions of Trudeau, broadcaster CP24 reports.

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

BBC Veteran: ‘Kremlin’ Style ‘BBC Thought Police’ Want to ‘Mould’ UK in Liberal-Left’s Image

John Humphrys, the veteran British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) journalist who helmed its flagship Today programme for 33 years, exposed the publicly-funded broadcaster “institutional liberal bias” within days of his retirement.

Mr Humphrys expressed his relief at being free from “the BBC Thought Police” which he claims has “tried to mould the nation into its own liberal-Left image”, despite the broadcaster’s notional legals requirement to remain balanced and impartial, in memoirs which are being serialised by the Daily Mail.

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

France: Tens of Thousands March in Paris Amid Continued Unrest

Tens of thousands of people marched the streets in Paris this weekend to protest over issues including climate change, pension reform, and the continuing gilets jaunes movement, with some turning violent.

The protests coincided with the national Journées du Patrimoine days (Heritage Days).

Organisers claimed there were 50,000 people overall, but the city counted 16,000 against climate change, and 6,000 against pension reform.

Protests took place across the city on Saturday September 21, including near the Arc de Triomphe, le Jardin du Luxembourg, Bercy, Les Invalides, Place de la Bastille, and the Champs-Elysées — despite the latter area being banned for protests.

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

How Airbus Became Boeing’s Greatest Rival

Airbus versus Boeing is one of the great rivalries in business today. Like Coca-Cola versus Pepsi, Ford versus GM, McDonald’s versus Burger King.

These days, if you fly, it’ll probably be either an Airbus or a Boeing (unless you’re on a much smaller regional jet from companies like Embraer or Bombardier).

You might assume that it was always this way, but that’s actually not the case.

Just a few short decades ago, the world of commercial aviation was filled with big names like McDonnell Douglas, BAe, Saab, Lockheed, Fokker, and even Convair, alongside the legacy Boeing.

Now, it’s pretty much just the two rivals, locked in battle.

Despite Airbus’ prominence, Boeing is a much older and more established company. Founded in 1916, the Boeing Company is now an aerospace and defense juggernaut that is America’s largest industrial exporter.

The company we know today as Airbus can trace its history back to an agreement signed in July 1967 by the French, German, and British governments to strengthen their cooperation in the field of aviation technology.

Included in the agreement is a clause that called for the governments to “to take appropriate measures for the joint development and production of an airbus.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Di Maio Says Lawmaker Cut Will Show PD Trustworthiness

M5S bigwig Di Battista said centre-left group can’t be trusted

(ANSA) — Rome, September 20 — Foreign Minister and 5-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio said Friday that how the Democratic Party (PD) acts when it comes to the bill to cut the number of Italian parliamentarians by over 300 will be the true test of whether the centre-left group are trustworthy government partners. He was commenting after M5S bigwig Alessandro Di Battista said the PD could not be trusted. The M5S and the PD, traditionally fierce rivals, made a pact to form a new government under Premier Giuseppe Conte after League leader and former interior minister Matteo Salvini pulled the plug on Conte’s League-M5S government last month.

“Some say ‘don’t trust the PD’, ‘be careful’. I say to everyone: trust needs to be shown!,” Di Maio said on his blog.

“In this case, the proof is votes in parliament.

“And the first test of this government is the cut in the number of parliamentarians.

“This should be completed in the first two weeks of October.

“Then the real test for us and for this government will be the budget law in December.

“The minimum requirement is to avoid the increase in value added tax (scheduled to kick in next year).

“We must give workers a minimum wage and lower taxes.

Otherwise what are we doing in government?”

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Mayor of Town in Child-Abuse Case Released From House

Suspended official obliged to remain in town of residence

(ANSA) — Bologna, September 20 — A Bologna court on Friday released the suspended mayor of a northern town at the centre of a child-abuse investigation from house arrest.

The court ruled, however, that Bibbiano Mayor Andrea Carletti must not leave his town of residence. Carletti, a member of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD), is under investigation in a probe into alleged malpractice by social workers in fostering cases in the Emilia-Romagna town. 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 frequently been hit the headlines in recent months and sparked political rows.

On Thursday it was reported that Carletti had taken legal action against Foreign Minister and 5-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio as well as against several other people.

The M5S leader posted a message about the case on Facebook in July. “I don’t want to have anything to do with the PD,” it read.

“With the party that is part of the Bibbiano scandal, with children taken away from their families and even subject to electric shocks and sent to other families, with a PD mayor involved”. Since then the PD and the M5S have formed an alliance for a new government under Premier Giuseppe Conte after League leader Matteo Salvini pulled the plug on the first Conte executive last month.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Labour MP Says British ‘Must’ Pay Reparations, Links Trump to KKK Wizard (Who Backed Corbyn)

Labour Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities Dawn Butler has said British businesses “must” pay reparations, and linked U.S. President Donald Trump to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke — apparently forgetting that he endorsed her own party leader.

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

Netherlands: Top Lawyer Assassinated in Broad Daylight in Narco-Case

Derk Wiersum, a 44-year-old father of two, was shot dead just steps outside of his home in an Amsterdam suburb this week, with many believing that murder was tied to a major case Moroccan organized crime case.

The shooting took place shortly after Wiersum left his home at around 7:30 am and saw the hooded assailant fleeing the scene on foot, according to police, who say that their still searching for the man, the NL times reports.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has described the cold-blooded murder in broad daylight as “very alarming”.

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

Pope Francis: Money is ‘The Devil’s Dung’

ROME — Pope Francis returned to his criticisms of the economy Sunday, saying that money is “dishonest wealth,” also known as “the devil’s dung.”

Speaking in Saint Peter’s Square in the Vatican, the pontiff told the tens of thousands of pilgrims and visitors to beware of riches in reference to the gospel reading of the day.

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

UK Police Stop Publishing Pictures of Seized Knives in Case They Frighten People

An English police force has stopped publishing pictures of knives confiscated during weapons seizures to “help reduce the fear of knives”.

Pictures shared on social media of a variety of weapons confiscated by police or handed over in amnesties have become a common sight, but Thames Valley Police will no longer be doing so over concern that “knife imagery” could be triggering the public.

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

UK: Sabotage: Lib Dems Write to EU President Urging Him Not to Do a Brexit Deal With Boris Johnson

Anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat MEPs have written to Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, urging him not to do a Brexit deal with Prime Minister Boris Johnson — as they believe they can still stop it from happening.

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

“Convert, Marry Me, Or Die”: Persecution of Christians, July 2019

Slaughter of Christians

Syria: Islamic jihadis gang-raped a 60-year-old Christian woman before stoning her to death. When no one in Yaqoubiya, a small Christian village in Idlib governorate, saw Susan Grigor (or “Gregory”) on July 9, the worried priest sent parishioners to search for her. They eventually found her mangled and bloodied corpse on the ground of a field adjacent to her home.

The autopsy revealed that Susan had been repeatedly raped and tortured over the course of nine hours before finally being murdered by stoning. The men responsible are believed to be members of the al-Qaeda-linked jihadi group, al-Nusra. Described as a pious Christian, Susan had never married and lived her entire life as a virgin. Although she never children, Susan reportedly loved them and, after retiring, volunteered much of her time helping educate the youths of her local church.

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“Suspiciously Well Placed”: First Images of Crippling Damage to Giant Khurais Oil Field Revealed

The precision nature of the strikes, which Washington has claimed can only point to Iranian involvement given the level of sophistication needed to conduct such an operation, is even more evident at the Abqaiq facility.

Images released via the #Saudi Press Agency from the Defense Ministry briefing earlier show the first images of up close damage from the #Abqaiq #Aramco attack. pic.twitter.com/CLFQ7Pfh1A — Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) September 18, 2019

Given the sheer distance the drones would have to travel, whether from Yemen or possibly Iran, combined with 18 precision strikes on the 70-year old but state of the art Abqaiq facility, a number of analysts are questioning whether the operation had inside the kingdom help.

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Araria (Bihar): Hindu Widow Punished by Muslim Sarpanch For Affair’ With ‘Akbar’, Forcefully Married Off to Him After Public Flogging and Converting to Islam by Feeding Beef

A penalty of Rs 50000/- was also imposed on victim widow’s family.

Jumman Shah | HENB | Araria | Sept 21, 2019:: In Farkiya Panchayat under Baunsi Police Station of Taniganj in Araria district in Bihar, an incident of forced Islamic conversion of a Hindu widow has come to light. A middle-aged Muslim married man and a Hindu widow were tied with a rope and could be seen beaten with a stick by the villagers in a viral video. They were accused of having an illicit affair. The woman was then fed beef forcefully against her will, converted to Islam and married off to the Muslim man before being cast away from the village.

The video of the crime went viral on social media. The middle-aged man has been identified as one Akbar. The incident happened on the 13th of September. According to reports, when Akbar went to his paddy field, several villagers took him to the woman’s house on some pretext of extra marital affairsand tied them there in a open place in the middle of the village in broad day light. The woman was fed beef and bones by the violent Muslim mob. All of this was done under the leadership of the Muslim Sarpanch (village head), Mohammed Aslam. Now a concerted effort is being made to hush up the incident.

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Mumbai: Hindu Man’s Finger Chewed Off by Muslim Co-Passenger in a Local Train

Muslim Man chews off finger of Hindu co-passenger in Mumbai local train during a heated argument for standing space.

Iram Siddique | Mumbai Mirror | Mumbai | Sept 21, 2019:: An argument over a standing spot next to the door in a packed Asangaon peak-time local on Thursday evening took a bloody turn, with one passenger chewing off a part of the other’s index finger. While the victim underwent a corrective surgery on Friday evening, the accused was arrested at Thane station by the GRP after fellow commuters alerted the police.

The 34-year-old victim, Mahesh Pandurang Dhumbre, works for an insurance firm and lives in Ghansoli. At 5.40 pm, he boarded the first-class compartment of the train from Dadar. The accused, identified as Asif Yusuf Shaikh, 25, boarded the train at the next station, Kurla. While Dhumbre was already standing next to the door with two other commuters, Shaikh tried to make space next to them. Dhumbre told Mirror, “He was trying to push in but there was hardly any space. As a result, he ended up stopping other people from getting in. So I pulled him in.” Shaikh, in turn, pushed Dhumbre away.

According to eyewitness accounts, push turned to shove and the men got into a heated argument. They later told GRP personnel that Shaikh used abusive language with Dhumbre and pulled his collar so hard that his shirt buttons came off. Dhumbre apparently fought back and held him by his neck, which is when Shaikh bit his finger and held it tight between his teeth.

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Hong Kong Protesters Ratchet Up Violence; Mall Captured, Subway Stations Attacked

Violent factions of the mostly peaceful Pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong took to the streets this once again this weekend — attacking two subway stations, igniting street fires and desecrating Chinese flags — one of which was set on fire before it was dropped into a dumpster and pushed into a river, according to the Associated Press and SCMP.

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Shocking Footage Leaked From Inside Chinese Re-Education/Torture Camps

Chinese government defines million-man camps as ‘vocational.’

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Australian Broadcaster Shares a Big Dose of Reality for Climate Strike Students

Students from around the world skipped school on Friday to protest climate change. They also expressed a desire to rid the world of the use of fossil fuels like coal.

Do they really know what they’re doing? No, they don’t. Our children are being brainwashed by educators and the media to be fearful and anxious that the world will end by 2030 if we don’t act to prevent climate change.

Here’s a message for all the kids who walked out of school to protest climate change:…

When you listen to the teens below, you may realize just how strong the propaganda is that’s being pushed on our children every day in school and in the media.

This is why it’s so important to push back on the fearmongering from the “Climate Cult.”

It should make every American furious that our children are being used as pawns in the effort to push the climate hoax on us.

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Watch: Australian Broadcaster Takes Down the Spoiled Climate Protesting Students in Epic Fashion

Alan Jones, an Australian broadcaster for Sky News had some choice words for students taking part in the climate protests that occurred on Friday, which featured these students ditching school in order to push the “we’re all going to die” narrative so beloved by the church of climate change.

Jones had a harsh reality check for these students, who he noted demand better action by people and government in the name of saving the environment (Jones calls it a “hoax”) while they themselves refuse to give up their own cushy lifestyles. His words came in the form of a letter which Jones said he might send to Al Gore.

“It says this: To all the school kids going on strike for climate change, you’re the first generation who have required air conditioning in every room. You want TV in every room, and your classes are all computerized. You spend all day and night on electronic devices,” said Jones

“More than ever, you don’t walk or ride bikes to school,” he continued, “but you arrive in caravans of private cars that choke suburban roads and worsen rush hour traffic.”

“You’re the biggest consumer of manufactured goods ever, and update perfectly good expensive luxury items to stay trendy,” said Jones. “Your entertainment comes from electric devices. Furthermore, the people driving your protests are the same people who insist on artificially inflating the population growth through immigration which increases the need for energy, manufacturing and transport.”

“The more people we have, the more forest and bushland we clear, the more of the environment that’s destroyed” continued Jones.

It was here that the letter writer proposed a solution, and Jones read it with clear satisfaction.

“How about this,” said Jones, “tell your teacher to turn off the air-con, walk or ride to school, switch off your devices and read a book, make a sandwich instead of buying manufactured fast food.”

“But none of this will happen because, the piece says, you’re selfish, badly educated, virtue-signaling little turds inspired by the adults around you who crave a feeling of having a noble cause while they indulge themselves in western luxury and unprecedented quality of life. The piece ends by saying wake up, grow up, and shut up until you’re sure of the facts before protesting.”

As harsh as the letter that Jones read sounds, it’s brutally honest. Many of these kids so hyped about climate change likely don’t know half the science surrounding it that they think they do. The reason behind this is because those teaching them this are borderline militant about what kind of information these kids can and can’t learn. Any talk to the contrary is usually shouted down and dismissed as stupid or ignorant.

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6.2 Million 3rd World Migrants Have Applied for ‘Asylum’ In Europe Since 2011

At least 6.2 million migrants from the 3rd world claiming to be ‘refugees’ have demanded that European governments give them ‘asylum’ since January 2011, official statistics published by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) have revealed.

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Border Patrol Catches Child Sex Offender and MS-13 Gang Member Illegally Re-Entering US

The US Border Patrol captured a previously deported MS-13 gang member and a child sex offender illegally re-entering the United States from Mexico this week.

Jesus Contreras-Covarrubias is a convicted child sex offender.

Border Patrol also captured an unnamed MS-13 gang member.

Democrats want open borders.

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German Study Finds 40% of Migrants Claiming to be Children Are Actually Adults

In October 2015 1,200 migrants with beards entered Stockholm, Sweden in a single day claiming to be “refugee children.”

The migrants were carrying signs begging locals for assistance for child refugees. (Exponerat)

In Austria officials in 2016 officials found that HALF of refugees claiming to be children were adults.

In Sweden in 2017 officials found that 83% of refugee “children” were actually adults.

Now this… A new German study found that at least 40% of migrants claiming to be children were actually adults. Voice of Europe reported:…

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Greece: ‘Volleyball Team’ of Migrants Arrested in Athens

Ten migrants posing as a volleyball team have been detained at Athens airport after attempting to travel to Switzerland illegally, according to Greek police.

The group arrived wearing matching kits and carrying two volleyballs.

Police said the men — thought to be Syrian nationals — were trying to travel on passports that did not belong to them.

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Italy to Take in 182 Migrants From Humanitarian Ship

ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — A ship carrying 182 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea said Sunday that Italy has granted permission for its passengers to disembark in Sicily.

Italy’s decision to take in the Ocean Viking comes ahead of a meeting in Malta on Monday that will be attended by French, German and Italian authorities. The officials will attempt to make a temporary deal to manage the standoffs that have in the past year kept migrants rescued by NGO ships stuck at sea for days and even weeks.

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Italy: Pro-Migration Former Mayor on Trial for Aiding Illegal Immigration

Former Italian mayor Domenico Lucano could face house arrest as he and several others are on trial for aiding illegal migration.

Mr Lucano, whose nickname is “Mimmo”, is among 27 defendants on trial for a number of charges relating to illegal immigration and was initially banned from setting foot in the town until that court order was recently overturned, Il Giornale reports.

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Sweden: Military-Aged Somali Migrant Arrested for Assaulting 21 People

Police in Sweden have arrested a 22-year-old Somali migrant who is suspected of carrying out several unprovoked assaults against women in Eskilstuna this month.

The military-aged Somali migrant first was brought to the attention of police after several women in the area had reported having been hit in the face and spit on by a “very dark-skinned man” who was traveling on a bicycle.

Investigators reportedly had named the elusive Somalian ‘the bicycle man’.

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Bishops Warn of ‘Scandalous’ Teaching of Pro-LGBT Jesuit Priest

A number of Catholic bishops have added their voices to criticism of Jesuit Father James Martin, America’s most prominent pro-LGBT priest.

As Breitbart News reported on Friday, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has warned Catholics of a “pattern of ambiguity” in Father Martin’s teachings on the matter of homosexuality.

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Catholic Bishop: Planned Parenthood ‘Evil Organization’, ‘Founded by a Racist’

The Catholic Bishop of Knoxville has decried the hypocrisy of those who condemn the use of blackface years ago yet still support Planned Parenthood, founded to purge the world of “inferior races.”

“I just don’t understand in this world of political correctness and so many attacking others because of blackface in the past,” tweeted Bishop Rick Stika Friday. “The folks like the Democratic Party support Planned Parenthood. It was founded by a racists [sic] who who wanted to eliminate people of color and the poor.”

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On Campus of 30,000 Students, Less Than 10 Attend University’s White Privilege Workshop

ANALYSIS: At University of North Carolina at Charlotte, little interest in ‘White Consciousness Conversations’

Only nine students showed up to take part in the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s workshop series focused on teaching students about white privilege and related topics.

The total number of students in the audience for the first “White Consciousness Conversation,” held Sept. 10, was nine — but two were students there not as participants but as journalists mainly to observe. One was from The College Fix and another from the Niner Times campus newspaper.

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Vatican Names Abortion Promoter Jeffrey Sachs as ‘Special Invitee’ To Amazon Synod

ROME — The Vatican published the list of participants in its upcoming pan-Amazon Synod Saturday, which includes as “special invitee” Jeffrey D. Sachs, who is among the world’s foremost proponents of population control.

In his 2008 book Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet, Sachs argued for legalizing abortion as a cost-effective way to eliminate “unwanted children” when contraception fails.

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6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/22/2019

  1. “The precision nature of the strikes, which Washington has claimed can only point to Iranian involvement” – call it conspiracy theory, but it might point to Deep State Involvement. Re: Collin Powell with the test tubes, the Libyan adventure, the White Helmets disinformation. A major war in the Gulf will be very convenient to destroy Republicans (or “non-progressive” voices) once and forever.

  2. …In other news, British police have decided to stop releasing photos of confiscated knives, because images of the weapons may frighten people…
    Three spoons, a jack knife and a plastic butterknife…but the stashes of AK’s, RPG’s and hand grenades in the mosques and madrasses are A-OK!

    …Former Liberal Party Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne has slammed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, claiming his blackface photos have hurt Canada’s international reputation…
    – Sigh – Honey, when it comes to embarrassment, you’re the crackpot kommisar calling the king kommie blackface; and I don’t think anything could further damage kanaduh’s reputation at this point.

  3. Re: BBC veteran…

    John Humphrys, to his credit, made the same point in an interview for the BBC’s listings magazine, “Radio Times”, a few years back. Not everything is a deliberate conspiracy; sometimes it’s just “groupthink”, as Orwell would have expressed it.

  4. “Islam is right about woman”

    This meme may help the diversity multicultural place and remain politically correct. 🙂
    So it needs to be spread far and wide.

    • I agree; Black Pigeon Speaks did a short video about this new trolling of the “woke” Left. “Islam is right about women” is a perfect way to short circuit leftist thinkers and force their cognitive dissonance hamster to run it’s hamster wheel until it has a heart attack!

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