Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/11/2019

A man with a knife went on a stabbing rampage in a shopping center in the formerly English city of Manchester, wounding five people (some reports say four). Police are treating the attack as a potential terrorist incident.

In other British news, during the continuing Extinction Rebellion demonstrations in London, activists glued themselves to the front doors of the head office of the BBC.

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

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Financial Crisis
» The Economic News From the Census Bureau is Very Good
 
USA
» Florida Man Friday: Crossdresser Robs Bank, Steals Cop Car
» Jane Fonda Arrested at U.S. Capitol During Climate Change Protest
» Joe Biden Worked With Whistleblower When He Was Vice President, Officials Reveal
» Michelle Malkin: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Caved to Radicals
» Netflix Pilot Depicts Conservative Talk Show Host Radicalizing People to Shoot Mixed Race Couples
» Protesters Burn MAGA Hats, Police Use Pepper Spray in Tense Hours After Donald Trump Rally in Minneapolis
» Trump: ‘Biden Understood How to Kiss Obama’S A**’
» University of Washington Professor Says SpongeBob squarepants is “Racist” And “Violent”
» Video: Protester Spits in Face of Trump Supporter During Vice Interview
» Watch City Diversity Meeting Erupt in Chaos as White Males Banned From Speaking
 
Canada
» Trudeau Dodges Student/Teacher Misconduct Question: Rebel News at the French Leaders’ Debate
 
Europe and the EU
» “EU Needs an Army of at Least 60,000” — Coming EU Security Chief Says
» Asteroid May Collide With Earth, ESA Warns: ‘Non-Zero… Probability’
» Astrophysicist Who Just Won the Nobel Prize Says We’ll Never Colonise Exoplanets
» Denmark to Introduce Border Controls From Sweden to ‘Secure Danish’ Security
» Finns MP Islam Critic Sebastian Tynkkynen Found ‘Guilty’ For FB Post Linking Islam and Terrorism
» France’s Homegrown Terrorism
» France: More Paris Roads Blocked by Climate Change Protests
» French Secularists Outraged as No-Go Suburb Police Defend Islamists
» Italy: Rome’s Termini Rail Station Designated a ‘No Man’s Land’ Due to Crime, Drugs
» The Battle of Tours
» The Truth About Extinction Rebellion
» Tunnel Talks: Mainstream Media Blazes With ‘News’ That EU, UK Negotiators May Negotiate
» UK: ‘Do or Die’: Boris Won’t Win Election Unless He Delivers Brexit on Time
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Protests ‘Stretch’ Met Police
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Protestors Get Onto the Roof of BBC and Glue Themselves to Doors of Broadcasting House in Rage Over Radio 4 Airing Ex-Police Chief’s Views That Eco-Mob Should be Treated as ‘Extremists’
» UK: Liberal Democrat Candidate Compares Brexit to Nazi Germany
» UK: Manchester Arndale Stabbings: Four Hurt as Man Arrested
» UK: Manchester Arndale Centre: Man Arrested for Terror Offences After Four Injured in ‘Random’ Attack
» WikiLeaks Founder Assange Remanded in Jail After Brief UK Court Hearing
 
Middle East
» Caroline Glick: Trump Did Not Betray the Kurds
» Italy to Call for EU Action on Turkey — Di Maio
» The Syrian Morass: POTUS Trump Supported by Turk and Kurd Knowledgeable Middle East Christian World Council of Arameans
» Turkey Syria Offensive: 100,000 Flee Homes as Assault Continues
 
South Asia
» Pakistan: PM Khan Branded “Jewish Agent” After Meeting Soros as Islamist Leader Declares War on Govt
 
Far East
» ‘Free Hong Kong’ Protesters Descend on Wizards Game Amid NBA’s China Controversy
» Reporter Silenced After Asking NBA Stars About China
» ‘Revolution of Our Times’: Hong Kong Protester Role-Playing Game Suspended From Google Play Store
» Stocks Jump as Trump Announces Partial Trade Pact With China
» Tim Cook Makes False Claims to Rationalise Apple’s China Appeasement
 
Australia — Pacific
» Insurance Company Ad Features Drag Queen Reading to Children
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nobel Peace Prize 2019 — Greta Thunberg Snubbed as Award Given to Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed for Ending 20-Year Eritrea Conflict
 
Latin America
» American Maoists Building Support for Mexican Revolutionary Movement: Huge Implications for US National Security
» Mexico: Furious Farmers Drag Mayor Through Streets for Not Delivering on Campaign Promises
» Vatican Synod Father Laments ‘Left-Wing Conservatives’
 
Immigration
» Denmark Rejects EU’s New Migrant Redistribution Scheme
» Oak Park Trustee Susan Buchanan: “You Are a White Male! Shut Up!”
» Syrian Immigrant Antifa Thug at Bernier Event Coddled by CBC’s Coverage
» Turkey, Hezbollah Order EU to ‘Kneel’ or ‘We Open the Gates and Send 3.6 Million Refugees Your Way’
» UK: Report: Just Six Per Cent of Illegal Channel Migrants Have Been Deported
 
Culture Wars
» “Extraordinary Black Trans Woman” Crashes CNN LGBTQ Town Hall
» Amazon Formally Adopts LGBTQ Agenda
» Beto Believes Religious Institutions Should be Stripped of Their Tax-Exempt Status if They Oppose Homosexuality
» Pope Francis Denies Jesus Christ as the Messiah, He Said He Was “Just a Man, Not a God”
» Pro-Abortion Students Chant “F**k You, “ Spit & Throw Soda on Pro-Life Group
» Sweden: Gender Surgery on Young People Lacks Evidence of Preventing Suicide
» Trans Town Hall Attendee Says it’s “Violence” For CNN Host to Get Her Name Wrong
 
General
» Child Charged With Felony for Pointing ‘Finger Gun’ In School
» School Bans Halloween Costumes to Promote ‘Inclusivity’
 

The Economic News From the Census Bureau is Very Good

The Census Bureau released the 2018 Income and Poverty in the United States report. The news is good.

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

Florida Man Friday: Crossdresser Robs Bank, Steals Cop Car

Has another week of heavy news and vitriolic politics left you exhausted? Then here comes Florida Man to the rescue, with his inexhaustible energy for low-rent hijinks.

So ignore that Facebook newsfeed, close those Drudge and HuffPo browser tabs, mix yourself a margarita, and join me — won’t you — on another thrilling…

Florida Man Friday!

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

Jane Fonda Arrested at U.S. Capitol During Climate Change Protest

Actress Jane Fonda has been arrested on the steps of the U.S. Capitol during a climate change protest. According to WUSA9, on Friday morning, Fonda and dozens of young activists took to the Capitol to demand urgent action on climate change, and after a tense encounter with authorities, the 81-year-old actress was arrested. Watch the video of Fonda’s arrest above.

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

Joe Biden Worked With Whistleblower When He Was Vice President, Officials Reveal

The 2020 Democratic candidate with whom the CIA whistleblower had a “professional” tie is Joe Biden, according to intelligence officers and former White House officials.

Lawyers for the whistleblower said he had worked only “in the executive branch.” The Washington Examiner has established that he is a career CIA analyst who was detailed to the National Security Council at the White House and has since left. On Sept. 26, the New York Times reported that he was a CIA officer. On Oct. 4, the newspaper added that he “was detailed to the National Security Council at one point.”

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

Michelle Malkin: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Caved to Radicals

Author and journalist Michelle Malkin says the Trump Organization did not give her a chance to respond to a “character assassination” piece published by the Miami Herald before it canceled an Act for America annual dinner at Mar-a-Lago she was scheduled to headline.

Titled “Anti-Muslim extremist group says it will host $1,500-a-plate gala at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago,” the Herald’s story Saturday featured the highly controversial views of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The groups characterize both Act for America and Malkin as extreme “Islamophobic” bigots who propagate hate.

Only two hours after the Herald story was posted, ACT for America received an email from the Mar-a-Lago catering department saying “we will not be able to host your proposed event” because “as a private Club we strive to ensure that the agenda and subject matter discussed at any event is in line with our Club’s culture.”

Malkin told WND in an interview Thursday that Mar-a-Lago “swallowed wholesale the SPLC and CAIR line” about her and Act for America.

“I find the capitulation to SPLC and CAIR to be incredibly alarming,” she said, “and it’s damaging not only the Trump Organization’s brand, but also a White House and a president who has been so outspoken about pushing back against these smear campaigns.”

The Manhattan-based Trump Organization did not reply to WND’s request for comment.

Malkin told WND she was “shocked to learn that the Trump Organization had no idea who Brigitte Gabriel and Act for America are.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Netflix Pilot Depicts Conservative Talk Show Host Radicalizing People to Shoot Mixed Race Couples

Host behaves and talks exactly like Alex Jones.

A pilot for a potential Netflix show portrays a conservative talk show host radicalizing one of his crazed fans to go out and shoot a mixed race couple.

The radio talk show host is blatantly meant to represent Alex Jones given the mannerisms exhibited by the character and the topics he discusses.

The host begins by talking about family values and just “wanting to live peacefully our way.”

The scene then shows a loner watching a video of the broadcast in his bedroom.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Protesters Burn MAGA Hats, Police Use Pepper Spray in Tense Hours After Donald Trump Rally in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Supporters and protesters clashed Thursday night outside the Target Center after a rally for President Donald Trump.

Some threw urine in the streets and a small fire was quickly extinguished by police.

The protest began in the afternoon with various immigrant, women’s and anti-war groups assembling against the president as Trump supporters lined to enter the venue.

Demonstrators blew whistles, chanted and drummed early in the gathering before tensions rose later in the night.

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

Trump: ‘Biden Understood How to Kiss Obama’S A**’

“It’s 100% true.”

At one of his trademark rallies Thursday, President Trump tore into the Biden family, charging that Joe Biden was only considered a good Vice President because he was a complete kiss-a**.

Appearing in Minneapolis, Trump first targeted Hunter Biden, asking “Where the hell is he? Where’s Hunter?”

“I have a new idea for a T-shirt. I love the cops, but let’s do another T-shirt: Where’s Hunter?” Trump added.

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

University of Washington Professor Says SpongeBob squarepants is “Racist” And “Violent”

A professor at the University of Washington wrote an academic article denouncing SpongeBob Squarepants as “violent,” “racist,” and “insidious.”

Yes, really.

Professor Holly Barker’s tirade against the yellow cartoon character was published by an academic journal called The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs.

In it, Barker argues that the show’s fictional location of Bikini Bottom is unfair because it is based on the nonfictional Bikini Atoll, a coral reef in the Marshall Islands used by the U.S. military for nuclear testing during the Cold War.

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

Video: Protester Spits in Face of Trump Supporter During Vice Interview

A video clip shows a protester spitting in the face of a Trump supporter wearing a MAGA hat during a VICE interview.

Footage shows the elderly man talking listening calmly to the interviewer’s question before he is spat at.

“Oh, nice,” comments the man.

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

Watch City Diversity Meeting Erupt in Chaos as White Males Banned From Speaking

A recent local city government meeting in Oak Park which lies just outside of Chicago, Illinois devolved into an angry board member silencing her opponents because they have “been white from birth!” The only thing is that trustee Susan Buchanan, who refused to let anyone else speak on the question of rewriting the town’s diversity statement, is herself white.

Buchanan yelled for others to “shut up” concerning the resolution, and wouldn’t let any other town government leader so much as utter a word: “Why are you arguing what is a system of oppression? You’ve never experienced one, so shut up! I don’t want to hear from you!”

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

Trudeau Dodges Student/Teacher Misconduct Question: Rebel News at the French Leaders’ Debate

Between me and David Menzies and our fellow court-ordered journalist Andrew Lawton of True North, the press scrum after the French language federal leaders’ debate was the major highlight of the event.

During the scrum, Jagmeet Singh refused to answer my questions, but Andrew Scheer spoke to us about picking immigration targets.

Then, I pressed Justin Trudeau about his relationship with fellow West Point Grey Academy teacher and convicted pedophile Christopher Ingvaldson.

Lastly, I quizzed Elizabeth May on her energy policy.

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

“EU Needs an Army of at Least 60,000” — Coming EU Security Chief Says

A top bureaucrat for the European Union says that the 27 member bloc needs a standing army of 60,000 that could be deployed around the world if need be.

During a European Parliament hearing into his candidacy as vice president for foreign affairs and security, Josep Borrell, the EU’s incoming security chief, said: “The European Union has to learn to use the language of power.”

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

Asteroid May Collide With Earth, ESA Warns: ‘Non-Zero… Probability’

Asteroids known as near-Earth objects are among the most dangerous space items, with space agencies around the world keeping a close eye on them. The European Space Agency is paying particular attention to asteroid 2019 SU3, which may collide with Earth as soon as 70 years from now.

The space rock was recently added to the ESA’s Risk List due to the potential for it to collide with Earth on Sept. 16, 2084.

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

Astrophysicist Who Just Won the Nobel Prize Says We’ll Never Colonise Exoplanets

It’s been a busy week for astrophysicist Michel Mayor.

On Tuesday, he won a Nobel Prize for his work detecting exoplanets. Then, on Wednesday, he crushed the dreams of anyone hoping to one day colonize those planets.

“If we are talking about exoplanets,” Mayor told Agence France-Presse when asked about off-world colonization, “things should be clear: we will not migrate there.”

The problem, according to Mayor, is sheer distance.

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

Denmark to Introduce Border Controls From Sweden to ‘Secure Danish’ Security

The Danish government has confirmed that beginning November 12th, Denmark will introduce border checks from Sweden to ensure the security of the country.

The announcement comes after a spate of bombing attacks and shootings in Copenhagen that have been blamed on gang members from Sweden.

It appears that for the Danish government, Sweden has become too dangerous of a place not to conduct checks along all of its border points with the Scandinavian country.

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

Finns MP Islam Critic Sebastian Tynkkynen Found ‘Guilty’ For FB Post Linking Islam and Terrorism

This is the “offending line”?:

“‘they have one thing in common: they all serve Allah’. […] The court stated that Tynkkynen has linked Islam and terrorism in both images and words.”

The jackass judge deemed it racist, saying it conflated Muslims and terrorism. It didn’t, but that was the politically-based) decision by the court. Even if he did mean every single Muslim, though wrong, it’s protected speech even if Finnish courts don’t recognize it as such. Alienable rights are not the product of politicians handing it down to us from on high, it comes from our creator.

Of course terrorism is linked to Islam, Mohamed did that himself. Only an ignoramus/ideologue ridden judicial system could convict someone stating a fact…

           — Hat tip: KGS [Return to headlines]
 

France’s Homegrown Terrorism

French police investigating a woman for suspected ties to ISIS discovered a USB drive that contained personal details, including home addresses, of thousands of French police officials. Who provided that information?

This time, the terrorist did not use firearms; his victims were not unarmed children, cartoonists or Jews but policemen.

The site of the October 3 attack was also striking: “The interior of the Paris police headquarters is supposed to be a stronghold; it is the symbol of public order in France and of the anti-jihadist struggle that has been shaken,” the French scholar Gilles Kepel told Le Figaro.

“We have entered a… terrorism made in France… with a mixture of Friday preaching by extremist imams, social networks and the instrumentalization of fragile individuals. It is about creating a new panic in society by targeting iconic … places… The attack is a major turning point in Islamist terrorism.”

The assailant, Mickaël Harpon, born in the French Caribbean island of Martinique, was shot and killed after stabbing four people to death with a ceramic kitchen knife during the lunchtime assault at the Paris police headquarters. Harpon, a civilian IT specialist in the intelligence division holding high-level security clearance, had worked for the police for 16 years. First he killed three men in the intelligence division, then he stabbed two female police employees in a stairwell (one died from her wounds) before he finally was shot and killed in the building’s courtyard.

Harpon was a longtime convert to Islam and a conscientious attendee of his local mosque, where he attended morning and evening prayers. A radical imam who was nearly expelled from France officiated there.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

France: More Paris Roads Blocked by Climate Change Protests

Climate change protests led by international group Extinction Rebellion are continuing in Paris — including the famous rue de Rivoli — as the movement spreads across the world.

Protesters have been occupying streets and a bridge in central Paris since Monday (October 7), and began blocking parts of the major rue de Rivoli road yesterday (Thursday October 10).

They chanted slogans including “Pour la vie, on prend Rivoli (For life, we’re taking Rivoli)”, with banners reading: “Free the cyclists trapped in cars” and “We are the last defence for elephants”.

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

French Secularists Outraged as No-Go Suburb Police Defend Islamists

Activists of the Observatory of the Secularism in Paris’s no-go suburbs have expressed outrage after police took the side of a Muslim woman illegally wearing a full-face veil following an altercation.

The incident took place earlier this month at the forum of associations in the troubled Paris suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis. According to the pro-secularism activists, a Muslim man and a woman in full-face veil confronted them half an hour before the end of the event, Le Point reports.

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

Italy: Rome’s Termini Rail Station Designated a ‘No Man’s Land’ Due to Crime, Drugs

Locals and police have sounded the alarm over the deteriorating situation at Rome’s largest train station, with some calling it a “no man’s land” due to rampant violence, theft, and drugs.

Police who patrol the busy railway station describe the feeling as if they are under siege. Michele Sprovara, Deputy Secretary-General of Rome of the Coisp police union, stated that officers are in great need of reinforcement, Italian newspaper Il Giornale reports.

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

The Battle of Tours

Yes, I did this the last two years. Doing it again this year because this is an important date for Western Civilization. In fact, I think I might just make it an annual tradition:

On this date, in AD732, Charles Martel led the Franks against Muslim invaders near the city of Tours and turned back the tide of Islamic advance at the Battle of Tours (sometimes called the Battle of Poitiers).

In the preceding 110 years, Islam, thanks to the diligent efforts of polite young men in white shirts and neckties on bicycles going out two-by-two, had spread from its origins in the Arabian peninsula through south-central Asia and across the north of Africa, and up into the Iberian peninsula.

Did I say polite young men in white shirts and ties on bicycles going out two-by-two? Just kidding. That’s Mormons. The Muslims did it by going out conquering and to conquer, slaughtering everyone who would not submit, in a tide of blood across all their conquered lands.

[Comment: Article dated Oct 10, 2019.]

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

The Truth About Extinction Rebellion

A bunch of smug, sanctimonious, privileged, hypocritical idiots lecturing working class people on how to live their lives.

Oh, and their demands are utterly INSANE.

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

Tunnel Talks: Mainstream Media Blazes With ‘News’ That EU, UK Negotiators May Negotiate

Mainstream media outlets are ablaze with the “news” that the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has been given the green light for so-called “tunnel” negotiations with their British counterparts.

With the British Parliament and government both rejecting the withdrawal treaty negotiated by Theresa May, and the European Union rejecting a rehash of the treaty with some alternative arrangements for the customs border between EU member-state the Republic of Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland put forward by Boris Johnson, the United Kingdom is currently headed for a clean break with the bloc — or, if anti-Brexit MPs have their way, yet another Brexit delay.

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

UK: ‘Do or Die’: Boris Won’t Win Election Unless He Delivers Brexit on Time

The Conservatives will only win a majority in the House of Commons at the next election if Boris Johnson delivers Brexit on October 31st.

The ComRes poll, seen by The Telegraph, was presented at a fringe event at last week’s Tory Party conference. It validated the predictions by many Brexiteers that failure to deliver Brexit by the deadline will result in a major electoral loss for the party.

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

UK: Extinction Rebellion Protests ‘Stretch’ Met Police

Extinction Rebellion protests have “stretched” police resources in London, the Metropolitan Police chief has said.

Dame Cressida Dick said she hoped the demonstrators would “protest lawfully” or “go home” after their “failure to take and occupy” certain streets.

A week of climate protests, including at Trafalgar Square and the BBC’s New Broadcasting House, have seen more than 1,100 people arrested.

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

UK: Extinction Rebellion Protestors Get Onto the Roof of BBC and Glue Themselves to Doors of Broadcasting House in Rage Over Radio 4 Airing Ex-Police Chief’s Views That Eco-Mob Should be Treated as ‘Extremists’

Extinction Rebellion protesters got onto the roof of the BBC’s main office today as they tried to shut down and gag the corporation after it interviewed a former police officer who thinks detectives should treat them as ‘extremists’.

On the fifth day of mayhem caused by the climate activists in Central London, a group of demonstrators climbed onto a canopy roof and prevented journalists from entering New Broadcasting House at the top of Regent Street.

Police made six arrests. Others superglued themselves to the front doors, an XR flag was draped over the statue of George Orwell outside and a group of the activists chanted: ‘BBC, BBC, can’t you see, this is an emergency!’

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

UK: Liberal Democrat Candidate Compares Brexit to Nazi Germany

A Liberal Democrat candidate has compared Brexit to Nazi Germany in the latest embarrassment for the pro-EU party.

David Chalmers wrote on Facebook in comments reported by Guido Fawkes that leaving the EU is causing “huge rises in violent crime on our streets and domestic abuse in our homes”.

The candidate for Torridge and West Devon added: “We have to stop this — just as we stopped the Nazis in Germany and their sympathisers in this country at the time from destroying this country in the 1930s.”

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

UK: Manchester Arndale Stabbings: Four Hurt as Man Arrested

At least four people have been injured in a stabbing at the Arndale Centre in Manchester, police have said.

A man, 41, is being held on suspicion of terror offences after three people were stabbed and a fourth was hurt.

The centre was evacuated after the attack at about 11:15 BST, during which police said a man with a large knife “started lunging and attacking people”.

Two police community support officers (PCSOs) tried to confront the attacker before being chased, police said.

Speaking at a press conference, Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson suggested that up to five people were injured.

“The man attacked people around him,” he said.

“Although the injuries are nasty, we are told that, thankfully, none are life-threatening…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Manchester Arndale Centre: Man Arrested for Terror Offences After Four Injured in ‘Random’ Attack

UK police are investigating a potential “lone wolf” terror attack after a knifeman went out and stabbed visitors at a Manchester shopping centre “randomly” Friday, injuring five.

Update 1700 — Manchester Police Assistant Chief reveals unarmed officers challenged knifeman

Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson has held a press conference on behalf of Greater Manchester Police, revealing that two unarmed Police Community Support Officers — unwarranted constables without full police powers — were the first to confront the knifeman, and were chased by the would-be killer until other officers arrived on the scene. The senior officer also said that five individuals were known to have been injured, higher than the previous figure given of four.

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

WikiLeaks Founder Assange Remanded in Jail After Brief UK Court Hearing

LONDON (Reuters) — WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange was remanded in custody on Friday after a brief hearing in a London court which will decide whether he should be extradited to the United States to face spying charges.

Assange, 48, faces 18 counts in the U.S. including conspiring to hack government computers and violating an espionage law. He could spend decades in prison if convicted.

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

Caroline Glick: Trump Did Not Betray the Kurds

The near consensus view of President Donald Trump’s decision to remove US special forces from the Syrian border with Turkey is that Trump is enabling a Turkish invasion and double crossing the Syrian Kurds who have fought with the Americans for five years against ISIS. Trump’s move, the thinking goes, harms US credibility and undermines US power in the region and throughout the world.

There are several problems with this narrative. The first is that it assumes that until this week, the US had power and influence in Syria when in fact, by design, the US went to great lengths to limit its ability to influence events in Syria.

The war in Syria broke out in 2011 as a popular insurrection by Syrian Sunnis against the Iranian-sponsored regime of President Bashar al Assad. The Obama administration responded by declaring US support for Assad’s overthrow. But the declaration was empty. The administration sat on its thumbs as the regime’s atrocities mounted. They supported a feckless Turkish effort to raise a resistance army dominated by jihadist elements aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood…

           — Hat tip: Caroline Glick [Return to headlines]
 

Italy to Call for EU Action on Turkey — Di Maio

Unity important says FM, Conte says ‘blackmail’ unacceptable

(ANSA) — Rome, October 10 — Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said Thursday that Italy will call for the EU to take action in relation to Turkey after Ankara launched an operation against Kurdish forces in Syria. “On Monday we have a meeting of the Council of European foreign affairs ministers and it will be very important to come out of that meeting and of the following ones with a single voice,” 5-Star Movement (M5S) leader Di Maio said on the fringes of an Italy-Latin America conference at the foreign ministry in Rome. “Italy will call for action with a single voice, including via the use of measures regarding Turkey that invite it to turn back on the offensive that it has decided to enact”.

Di Maio said Rome was also making a direct appeal to Ankara.

“We ask the Turkish government to immediately stop the offensive because the use of force and the continual imperilment of the life of the Syrian people is not acceptable,” he said.

“The only possible path to follow is that of the United Nations”. Di Maio on Thursday summoned Turkey’s ambassador to Italy following Turkish military initiatives in northeast Syria, the foreign ministry said.

In reaffirming the importance of the cessation of all unilateral action, the foreign ministry said, Italy reiterates that the only feasible path for a lasting solution to the Syrian crisis is represented by the political process ongoing under the aegis of the United Nations.

Di Maio said Deputy Foreign Minister Marina Sereni would receive the ambassador, Hakki Akil.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s threat to send 3.6 million refugees to Europe if the EU hinders Ankara’s military offensive in Syria is “unacceptable”, Luigi Di Maio said.

Premier Giuseppe Conte also said this was unacceptable “blackmail”.

The premier said the Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurds risked being “counterproductive and destabilising”.

Deputy Lower House President Ettore Rosato said Di Maio will report to parliament on the Syrian situation on Tuesday. Nicola Zingaretti, the leader of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD), the M5S’s government coalition partners, echoed Di Maio’s remarks. “The military operation Turkey is conducting is unacceptable,” Zingaretti said on Facebook. “We ask for the maximum effort from the Italian government, the European Union and NATO to stop the invasion and avert fresh destabilization of the area.

“It is our duty not to leave the Kurdish people and the civilians, who are first victims of this absurd situation, alone”. Turkish President Erdogan said in a speech that Ankara would send 3.6 million Syrian refugees to Europe if it labelled its military operation in Syria an “invasion”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

The Syrian Morass: POTUS Trump Supported by Turk and Kurd Knowledgeable Middle East Christian World Council of Arameans

Johny Messo, President of the World Council of Arameans (WCA; indigenous Syriac speaking Middle Eastern Christians), has written thoughtfully and sympathetically about Zionism as a (belated) prototype for “Arameanism,” though he guardedly refrains from “championing” Zionism, outright, today. Mr. Messo, nonetheless, does not appear to have imbibed in any way the vitriolic Antisemitic persuasions one too frequently encounters, sadly, among Middle Eastern Christians (rooted in continued promotion of the Deicide allegation, and rejection of Vatican II’s ecumenism toward Jews and Judaism). Indeed, Mr. Messo expressed his sincere gratitude when Israel became the first nation to officially recognize Aramean during September, 2014, as a unique national identity within its population registry, and the WCA invited the first registered Aramean from Israel to present a statement of recognition on behalf of the Arameans worldwide at the U.N. The WCA’s press release a month later further included this remarkable statement about Israel’s indigenous Christian population, and their growing tendency to reject “Arabization”—consistent with Messo’s earlier sympathetic posture toward Zionism:…

           — Hat tip: Andy Bostom [Return to headlines]
 

Turkey Syria Offensive: 100,000 Flee Homes as Assault Continues

Some 100,000 people have fled their homes in north Syria, the UN reports, as Turkey presses on with its cross-border offensive on Kurdish-held areas.

Many people are sheltering in schools or other buildings in Hassakeh city and the town of Tal Tamer, the UN says.

Turkey took action on Wednesday after US President Donald Trump pulled American troops out of the area.

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Pakistan: PM Khan Branded “Jewish Agent” After Meeting Soros as Islamist Leader Declares War on Govt

The meeting between billionaire George Soros and Pakistani PM Imran Khan has apparently backfired for Khan, as the country’s Islamists saw it as a “proof” of his ties with Jews and vowed to oust the government.

The “war” on Khan has been announced by the leader of the Islamist political party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F), Fazlur Rehman, who also leads an alliance of five right-wing and hardline-Islamist parties, known as Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA).

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‘Free Hong Kong’ Protesters Descend on Wizards Game Amid NBA’s China Controversy

Protesters chanted slogans, held up signs, and wore shirts reading “Free Hong Kong” at a Wednesday game between the Washington Wizards and a Chinese professional basketball team.

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey set off a firestorm after tweeting his support for pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters. The NBA has been largely deferential to the Chinese regime, which had called for a retraction and threatened to suspend its relationship with the league. The controversy was reignited Tuesday when a couple attending an exhibition match between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Guangzhou Loong-Lions were ejected for displaying signs reading “Free Hong Kong.” When the Loong-Lions arrived in Washington, D.C., they were greeted by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, which handed out shirts reading “Free Hong Kong” in Chinese and English.

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Reporter Silenced After Asking NBA Stars About China

A reporter had the mic snatched from her after she asked two NBA stars what they thought about freedom of expression following the controversy over a pro-Hong Kong tweet.

After Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted in support of the Hong Kong protest movement, China pulled almost all sponsorship and NBA broadcasts, forcing the NBA into a groveling apology.

Since then, numerous other major American brands and corporations have caved to the Communist Chinese government and muzzled their own representatives.

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‘Revolution of Our Times’: Hong Kong Protester Role-Playing Game Suspended From Google Play Store

In an inaugural post with 3,000 upvotes on LIHKG, the creator of The Revolution of Our Times billed the role-playing mobile app game as “the biggest international promotional campaign in the world” for the ongoing protest movement.

But within three days of its announcement on Hong Kong’s Reddit-like forum, the Android-only game was suspended from Google Play for violating the platform’s “sensitive events policy”.

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Stocks Jump as Trump Announces Partial Trade Pact With China

Stocks surged Friday after President Trump announced the U.S. and China reached a partial trade deal, defusing trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended up 319 points, or 1.21%, while the S&P 500 finished 1.09% higher. The tech-heavy NASDAQ climbed 1.34% higher. The Dow rose more than 500 points at it peak but lost some of its gains before the market closed.

Trump told reporters in the Oval Office the U.S. and Beijing reached a “substantial phase one deal” following negotiations in Washington, D.C., this week. The deal, however, has not yet been written and the process could take several weeks, Trump said.

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Tim Cook Makes False Claims to Rationalise Apple’s China Appeasement

Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent an email to employees with a lengthier explanation for why the company chose to remove HKmap.live from the App Store yesterday. Similar to Apple’s statement last night, Cook claims that the app — a crowdsourced mapping tool that’s become useful amid the ongoing protests in Hong Kong — was being misused in ways that could threaten public safety. Tim Cook’s email is riddled with nonsense, so I’ll let people more knowledgeable than me debunk this weak excuse of an explanation as to why Apple is bending over backwards to please a brutal communist genocidal dictatorship.

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Insurance Company Ad Features Drag Queen Reading to Children

Ad says “too bad” to people who think Drag Queen Story Hour is “too much.”

You’re probably asking: “What the hell do drag queens have to do with selling health insurance?”

The answer is: nothing at all; but then again an ad like this isn’t meant to sell insurance — it’s meant to virtue signal the company’s woke progressivism, while at the same time indoctrinating the public into accepting sexualized men reading to children as a normal thing people just have to accept.

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Nobel Peace Prize 2019 — Greta Thunberg Snubbed as Award Given to Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed for Ending 20-Year Eritrea Conflict

GRETA Thunberg has been snubbed for the Nobel Peace Prize which has instead been awarded to Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for ending the 20-year Eritrea conflict.

Bookies had suggested the teen climate campaigner was the front runner for the illustrious honour, after she launched a furious tirade at the United Nations.

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American Maoists Building Support for Mexican Revolutionary Movement: Huge Implications for US National Security

The United States’ main Maoist organization, Liberation Road, is developing support networks for Mexico’s ruling leftist party MORENA and its leader, Mexico’s socialist president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (popularly known as AMLO).

Liberation Road sees Mexico under its present leadership as a major force for the revolutionary transformation of the United States. With a population of around 128 million, a communist Mexico, sharing a 2,000-mile border with this country, would become a national security nightmare of epic proportions. America’s Maoists are working hard to make that nightmare a reality.

According to Liberation Road’s newly formed Solidarity Project with the People of Mexico:

“México, more than any other country of the world, will influence our struggle in the US for transformational change from imperialist capitalism to socialism. Will the US succeed in maintaining Mexico as a vassal state? Or will México point the way for US social movements to gain governing power?”

Liberation Road is the new name for Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), a national communist formation formed out of the various Maoist splinter groups of the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. The name change—instituted at a completely unpublicized national congress in April—ends years of confusion. Another group also calling itself Freedom Road Socialist Organization, centered around FightBack! magazine, split from the main group in 1999. All future references to FRSO in this article refer to the larger FRSO/Liberation Road formation.

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Mexico: Furious Farmers Drag Mayor Through Streets for Not Delivering on Campaign Promises

Furious farmers in Mexico dragged their local mayor through the streets from the back of a truck for not delivering on his campaign promises.

Jorge Luis Escandón Hernandez, the mayor of Las Margaritas municipality in the state of Chiapas, had vowed to improve roads and bring drinking water and electricity to the rural community.

However, having failed to deliver, irate locals kidnapped him, tied him to the back of a pick-up truck and dragged him through the streets as a mob followed.

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Vatican Synod Father Laments ‘Left-Wing Conservatives’

ROME — Many missionaries in Latin America are still living in the 1970s, a papal appointee to the Vatican Synod on the Amazon said Wednesday, as if Marxist class struggle were more important than the gospel message.

Speaking with Crux, an online Catholic news outlet, Salesian Father Martin Lasarte said there are many missionaries who are “left-wing conservatives,” meaning that they cling to leftist ideas that were popular many decades ago as if they still held relevance today.

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Denmark Rejects EU’s New Migrant Redistribution Scheme

Denmark recently said it would refuse to take part in Brussels newly proposed migrant redistribution scheme that some of the bloc’s member states have adopted.

Danish Minister for Immigration and Integration Mattias Tesfaye said that his country would not take part in the arrangement that would distribute newly arrived migrants across various member states, the Local reports.

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Oak Park Trustee Susan Buchanan: “You Are a White Male! Shut Up!”

Bizarre rant caught on camera.

Oak Park trustee Susan Buchanan told her male colleagues, “you are a white male….so shut up!” during a board meeting on racial equity.

Buchanan, who is white, even lectured a Palestinian migrant, Oak Park Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb, telling him, “Your skin is light enough. Stop it!”

The outburst prompted a round of applause from citizens who attended the meeting.

“You have been white from birth,” Buchanan told fellow trustees Dan Moroney and Deno Andrews. “Why are you arguing what is a system of oppression? You’ve never experienced one, so shut up! I don’t want to hear from you! Just stop Dan, just stop Deno. You are not oppressed and people in Oak Park and we are trying to recognize that as a community.”

“We have a chance to make history. It is time for this community to face equity. Enough! And you stop it! You are a white male! You stop it, you are a white male!” she added.

The discussion was centered around a proposal to update the board’s diversity statement.

One of her colleagues tried to argue, commenting, “I think if we reduce these conversations to ‘nobody cares because you are a white male,’ I don’t think we’re doing this right.”

“I’m so tired of hearing two white men tell us what systems of oppression are,” Buchanan said. “This is like if you guys wanted to tell us what it’s like to have a menstrual cycle.”

Because in a meeting focused on anti-racism, it’s not hypocritical at all to silence someone because of their skin color.

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Syrian Immigrant Antifa Thug at Bernier Event Coddled by CBC’s Coverage

On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, we looked at the mainstream media coverage of Alaa Al-Soufi, the Syrian immigrant to Canada who was caught in a viral video harassing an 81-year-old woman attending a Maxime Bernier event.

His parents’ Syrian restaurant in Toronto later announced that they were shutting down after receiving “hate messages and death threats” when it was confirmed that their son was the man in the orange shirt in the video.

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Turkey, Hezbollah Order EU to ‘Kneel’ or ‘We Open the Gates and Send 3.6 Million Refugees Your Way’

President Erdogan of Turkey and Hezbollah politicians in Lebanon are ordering the EU to “kneel” or watch as their countries “open the gates” for millions of illegal migrants.

“Hey European Union. Pull yourself together,” warned the Turkish strongman, who used a failed coup against him in 2016 as an opportunity to hurl thousands of his political opponents and detractors into prison, over moves by the EU to condemn his recent incursion into Kurdish-controlled territory in northern Syria.

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UK: Report: Just Six Per Cent of Illegal Channel Migrants Have Been Deported

The Conservative government has deported just six per cent of illegals who crossed the English Channel since December.

More than nine months since a surge in illegal crossings, Sky News found that very few of the migrants have been returned to France. While the government reportedly would not confirm how many illegals crossed on small boats since December 2018, the broadcaster has collated data, arriving at the number 1,456.

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“Extraordinary Black Trans Woman” Crashes CNN LGBTQ Town Hall

CNN found to its cost that no matter how hard you virtue signal, you can never be woke enough after a self-described “extraordinary black trans woman” hijacked an LGBTQ town hall event.

The event, held in Minnesota, was basically four hours of the Democratic candidates trying to pander to identity politics.

However, the show was briefly derailed when a woman who described herself as an “extraordinary black trans woman” snatched the mic from a mom and her trans child (yes really) to go on an unhinged rant.

“Black trans women are being killed in this country and CNN you have erased black trans women for the last time — black trans women are dying our lives matter!” said the individual, who it subsequently turned out was called ‘Blossom Seabrown’.

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Amazon Formally Adopts LGBTQ Agenda

Amazon took the extraordinary step of laying out its positions on nearly every hot-button topic in the world in a web page that unveiled Thursday, bringing new clarity to the tech company’s public policy agenda.

The page, which is simply titled “Our Positions,” states where the Seattle tech giant stands on eleven issues — several of which have a direct impact on business in America.

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Beto Believes Religious Institutions Should be Stripped of Their Tax-Exempt Status if They Oppose Homosexuality

“There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break, for anyone or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us.”

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Pope Francis Denies Jesus Christ as the Messiah, He Said He Was “Just a Man, Not a God”

In the latest edition of La Repubblica, Pope Francis’ longtime atheist friend and interviewer, Eugenio Scalfari, claims that the Pope told him that once Jesus Christ became incarnate, he was a man, a “man of exceptional virtues” but “not at all a God.”

The teaching of the Catholic Church and most Christian churches is that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was incarnated as fully man and fully God.

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Pro-Abortion Students Chant “F**k You, “ Spit & Throw Soda on Pro-Life Group

Once again, young liberals prove they are unable to engage in dialogue.

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Sweden: Gender Surgery on Young People Lacks Evidence of Preventing Suicide

The Swedish government has proposed allowing children as young as 15 to undergo gender reassignment surgery, but an investigation claims there is a lack of evidence that medical procedures prevent suicides.

One of the chief arguments for gender reassignment surgery are suicidal thoughts of those suffering from gender dysphoria. Now, the Swedish government has approved the ability of 15-year-olds to undergo the process even without the consent of their parents or guardians, broadcaster SVT reports.

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Trans Town Hall Attendee Says it’s “Violence” For CNN Host to Get Her Name Wrong

A transgender attendee at last night’s LGBTQ town hall accused host Nia Mikayla Henderson of perpetrating “violence” after the CNN host got the pronunciation of her name wrong.

Yes, really.

Henderson introduced the trans person as Shea Diamond, pronouncing the first name ‘shay’.

“Erm, it’s Shea Diamond,” responded the trans person, pronouncing the first name ‘she-a’.

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Child Charged With Felony for Pointing ‘Finger Gun’ In School

12-year-old girl could face year in juvenile detention.

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School Bans Halloween Costumes to Promote ‘Inclusivity’

Outraged parents say decision made by only two people

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7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/11/2019

  1. Four Tajiks wanted to rob the world champion in karate, one of the foreigners was hospitalized

    More details: https://www.newsru.com/sport/11oct2019/denis.html

    … As a result, the skill turned out to be stronger than numerical superiority: Denis and Alexei emerged from the fray as winners, and the southerners managed to be detained by police. All participants in the battle were taken to the police department.

    “The department was clearly not happy that they brought us there,” Denis went on. “One disgruntled policeman suggested that they be made an administrative violation and released. As for the comrades from neighboring countries, the most arrogant of them seemed to be the grandson of the Tajik ambassador. But this only evoked laughter among the security forces, in fact, as with me with Alexei. “

  2. Have come. In Russia, they erect a monument to the invader.
    Complete impotence of the state.
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    The first Russian monument to Genghis Khan was erected in Kalmykia

    “This is a sculptural ensemble: four warrior defenders carry the four-meter figure of Genghis Khan, flag poles that represent the four Mongol tribes are installed behind,” Sangadzhiev describes. “Old Mongolian script. This is the first monument to Genghis Khan in Russia.”
    https://www.kavkazr.com/a/30211140.html
    ==============
    In fact, the Kalmyk ethnic group recently settled on the lands of the Russian Empire – in the 17th century

  3. The father of three children wanted to be deprived of parental rights due to the lack of a TV

    According to the FederalPress publication, parents of children with whom the sons of the aforementioned man are studying at the school proposed to deprive the father of many children of parental rights. They complained to the head teacher that the boys who do not have a TV at home supposedly have the wrong effect on their children.

    Last Wednesday, the head of the family was called to the commission, where the man was charged with non-fulfillment of parental duties. According to his father with many children, the commission did not like the fact that they did not have a TV at home, and this, according to prosecutors, indicates the children’s ignorance of such characters as Cheburashka and Leopold. Representatives of the commission were indignant at the fact that one of the boys knows how to crochet, which supposedly can speak of his unconventional orientation.

    It is clarified that previously the family lived abroad. Children study well and are fluent in foreign languages. The head of the family works remotely in a foreign company and brings up three sons. The mother of the boys with two other children after the dissolution of the marriage with their father moved to Samara.
    Source: https://versia.ru/otca-troix-detej-xoteli-lishit-roditelskix-prav-iz-za-otsutstviya-televizora

    https://versia.ru/otca-troix-detej-xoteli-lishit-roditelskix-prav-iz-za-otsutstviya-televizora

  4. I think our unrest will begin earlier than in Europe.
    Above, I wrote how Kalmyks arranged their jumps around the statue of Genghis Khan. The North Caucasus also gathers under the banners of Shamil – their national hero who fought against the Russians.
    Now the Tatars and Bashkirs were jumping.
    All this is suspiciously synchronous. Migrants also write about their Muslim identity.
    And only the Russians are forbidden any associations.

    “We must demand the decolonization of Tatarstan.” A rally dedicated to Memorial Day was held in Kazan
    https://www.idelreal.org/a/30213233.html

  5. https://sun9-51.userapi.com/c851336/v851336454/1db570/1Hg8JGXMMQE.jpg
    representatives of what nationalities live in Tajikistan, comparison of 1989 and 2010. List:
    Tajiks
    Uzbeks
    Russians
    the Jews
    Tatars
    Ukrainians
    Germans
    Kyrgyz
    Turkmens
    Koreans
    Kazakhs
    Ossetians
    Belarusians
    Bashkirs
    Armenians
    Mordovians
    Azerbaijanis
    Chuvashs
    afghans
    gypsies
    Bulgarians
    Georgians
    Moldavians
    Turks
    Poles
    Uighurs
    Persians
    the Arabs.

    And then Tajiks go to Russia en masse to migrate and call us Nazis, racists and fascists.

  6. Jane Fonda would have been one if the paid protestors. Her arrest was intended to draw attention to the event. For me, when celebrities attempt to draw attention to a cause, I immediately am suspicious. Most are paid.

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