Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/16/2019

During the third quarter of this year, about 30% of the money spent by the campaign of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Somalia) was paid out to a political consulting firm run by Tim Mynett. Mr. Mynett is alleged to be the lover of Ms. Omar. The latter is cited by Mrs. Mynett as the alienator of her husband’s affections in her recent filing for divorce.

In other news, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she has decided against holding an official vote on an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

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

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USA
» FBI Employees Conducted 3.1 Million Questionable and Illicit Searches, Including Searches on US Citizens in 2017-2018
» Florida Gang Members Face Death Penalty for Assassination But Woman Who Hired Them Walks Free
» Former CIA Chief Says Brennan is Fearful of Being Indicted for Staging a Coup
» Moody’s: Trump Will Cruise to Victory in 2020
» Omar Funnels 30 Percent of Campaign Cash to Alleged Boyfriend’s Firm
» Pelosi: No House Vote on Impeachment Inquiry
» Tom Fitton Speaks Out on Fired Ukrainian Ambassador’s Monitoring of Conservative Journalists (Video)
» What Do Socialists and Environmentalists Really Want?
 
Canada
» Obama Endorses Justin Trudeau Despite His History of Blackface
» Toronto’s Climate Emergency — Tourists Need to Stay Away
 
Europe and the EU
» Catalan Protests: Region’s President Urges Immediate Halt to Violence
» Dutch Farmers Stage New Revolt Against Climate Change Restrictions
» France: Jihadist Notre Dame Terror Plotters Get Up to 30 Years in Prison
» France: Deputy Editor of Le Figaro Condemned for Saying Everyone Has the “Right to Hate Religion”
» Netherlands: Incredible Pictures: Thousands of Tractors Shut Down Highways in Farmer’s Anti-Green Madness Protest
» Poland: Nationalist Law and Justice Party (Pis) Victorious in Parliamentary Elections
» Pope Francis: Obese Are ‘Victims of Improper Dietary Habits’
» Potential Bombing After ‘Powerful’ Explosion at Swedish Police Station
» Right-Wing Populist Party Wins Seat in Portugal’s Leftist Dominated Parliament
» UK: Boris Will Ask for Brexit Delay if No Deal Agreed as Talks Go to the Wire
» UK: Project Fear Wrong Again: London Remains a Finance Capital, Growth Since 2016 Brexit Vote
» UK: Teacher Tells Jewish Kids They’d be Sent to ‘Gas Chambers’
» UK: University’s Student Union Bans White People From Attending ‘Anti-Racism’ Conference
» Vatican Head of Security Forced to Resign Amid Financial Scandals
 
Middle East
» ABC’s the Good Doctor Joins ABC News in New Fraud
» Turkey-Syria Offensive: Not Our Border, Says Donald Trump
» US Jets and Helicopters Threaten Turkish-Backed Fighters Who Came Very Close to American Troops in Syria
 
Far East
» Blizzard Bans Three College Hearthstone Players for Hong Kong Protest Sign
» Hong Kong Protesters Are Punishing Brands That Take China’s Side
» Hong Kong Protest Leader Jimmy Sham ‘Attacked With Hammers’
» Hong Kong Protesters Trample, Burn Jersey of NBA Star Lebron James
» Marine Biologists Discover Two New Species of Porcelain Crabs
» South Korean National and Hundreds of Others Charged Worldwide in the Takedown of the Largest Darknet Child Pornography Website, Which Was Funded by Bitcoin
 
Australia — Pacific
» New Grouper Fish Species Found at Market, Queensland Museum Says
 
Immigration
» Around Two Million Swedish Residents Are Now Foreign-Born
» Bosnian Authorities Round Up Migrants Amid Crisis Warnings
» Kritarchs Move to Directly Legalize Alien Smuggling With Phony “First Amendment” Argument
» Nigerian Bishop Says Yes to Border Walls, They Let Nations ‘Regulate Migration’
» Previously Deported Illegal Immigrant on the Run After Shooting Transgender Illegal Immigrant
 
Culture Wars
» British Chief of Police Warns “Misgendering” People is a Form of “Abuse”
» Creator of Men in Black Told Having an Opinion on His Own Film Was ‘Old White Mansplaining’
» UK: 6 Years in Jail if You Dislike Gays and Transgenders
» Video: Gender Studies Professor Blames Trump for Black Female Obesity
 

FBI Employees Conducted 3.1 Million Questionable and Illicit Searches, Including Searches on US Citizens in 2017-2018

According to a new declassified ruling FBI employees abused NSA mass surveillance data in 2017 and 2018. In 2017 FBI employees conducted over 3.1 million searches from the NSA database including searching activities of US citizens.

Under current FBI rules surveillance data can only be searched if there is reasonable suspicion of crimes having taken place or clear risks to national security. But FBI employees and even contractors were searching the database to see what information they could find on U.S. citizens.

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Florida Gang Members Face Death Penalty for Assassination But Woman Who Hired Them Walks Free

A jury in Tallahassee, Florida, has found a latino man guilty in the murder of Dan Markel, a Jewish law professor shot outside his home in 2014, but inexplicably Markel’s ex-wife and her brother who allegedly hired the murderer were not even charged:

The jury on Friday found Sigfredo Garcia, 37, guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder, the New York Times reported. Sentencing begins on Monday. Garcia faces the death penalty in the case.

The same jury was unable to reach a verdict on the same charges against Katherine Magbanua, 35, leading the judge to declare a mistrial.

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Former CIA Chief Says Brennan is Fearful of Being Indicted for Staging a Coup

Brennan has discovered that at some point in the investigation of the alleged attempt to oust President Donald Trump he will be interviewed by Attorney General Bill Barr’s de facto special prosecutor, U.S. Attorney John Durham, and that fact alone has changed Brennan’s vitriolic and scurrilous statements on his new home at MSNBC with the rest of the elite America-hating paragons of journalism, according to retired CIA Station Chief Brad Johnson.

During one of his interviews with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, Brennan announced that he’s going to be interviewed by Durham, and he looks like the proverbial deer caught in an automobile’s headlights. (See video at end of story.)

Suddenly — or so it seems — Brennan showed that he is a far cry from being author Ian Fleming’s superspy James Bond and more like the secret agent of TV fame Maxwell Smart, according to Gary Oldsteen, a former state police officer from California, now a contract security executive.

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Moody’s: Trump Will Cruise to Victory in 2020

Analytics models have been historically accurate every election (except the last one!)

Moody’s Analytics has predicted that Donald Trump will easily win reelection in 2020, with three models showing that the President will secure at least 289 electoral votes and as many as 351.

Moody’s has been highly accurate in predicting the outcome of elections dating back to 1980. The only time the company was incorrect was in 2016, when it predicted Hillary Clinton would narrowly win.

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Omar Funnels 30 Percent of Campaign Cash to Alleged Boyfriend’s Firm

Approximately 30 percent of the money doled out by the campaign of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) in the third quarter went to digital fundraising, communications, and advertising services provided by the E Street Group, a firm run by her alleged boyfriend.

Omar’s campaign committee, which raised a total of $1,084,098.84 in the third quarter, spent $493,389.80 during this time. The E Street Group, a firm run by political consultant Tim Mynett, Omar’s alleged lover, received more money from the campaign than any other vendor.

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Pelosi: No House Vote on Impeachment Inquiry

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday she will not stage a vote on the House floor to officially launch an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

The decision came after Democratic leaders, returning to Washington following a two-week recess, had reached out to members of their diverse caucus to gauge the party’s support for such a vote.

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Tom Fitton Speaks Out on Fired Ukrainian Ambassador’s Monitoring of Conservative Journalists (Video)

“It Looks an Awful Lot Like an Enemies List to Me”

Democrats called in fired US Ambassador Marie Yovanovich to testify in their sham impeachment proceedings earlier this week.

Ambassador Yovanovich is a reported Trump-hater who blocked Ukrainian officials from traveling to the United States to hand over evidence of Obama misconduct during the 2016 election to President Trump. Yovanovich was US ambassador to Ukraine during the 2016 election when the Ukrainian government was colluding with the DNC and Hillary Campaign to undermine the US presidential election.

Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenkoko told journalists in March that Yovanovitch gave him a “do not prosecute” list during their first meeting.

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What Do Socialists and Environmentalists Really Want?

This article could really be wrapped up in three sentences. The socialist Democrats of America want to control your money, your land, your home, your power, your water, your food, your education and your health care. They want to control what you do, where you live, where you work, what you drive and what you wear. They even want to control your news and your entertainment. They have almost succeeded on all fronts.

These aren’t new revelations. You have all heard them say it, on the campaign trail and in the recent debates. It gets worse every year as they troll for votes offering free “stuff” to a dumbed down electorate.

Besides wanting to control every aspect of our lives, the socialist Democrats openly advocate for open borders. They want to do away with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE. They want Medicare for all and wipe out private health care for 180,000,000 Americans. One of these insane asylum inmates (AOC) wants to close all of our prisons and let all the violent prisoners loose on society. They want free college for all students and free health care for illegal aliens. They want to take away our guns. They want to repeal the Electoral College so that eight (8) major cities in America, New York, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego and Los Angeles, would control the vote. They want to replace fossil fuels with wind and solar power, an insane idea and impossible. (See: “Why Wind And Solar Can Never Replace Fossil Fuels” by Paul Driessen)

Socialist Democrats and their deep state allies want all this and more, without regard to the consequences, the cost, or the devastating impact on individual freedom. The only thing that stands in their way is President Trump and the 63,000,000 Americans that voted for him. Will it be enough?

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Obama Endorses Justin Trudeau Despite His History of Blackface

If you’re a white, progressive Prime Minister whose blackface scandal is uncovered weeks before a national election, you probably expect it’s going to cost you in a big way. But as we saw in the case of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, different rules apply to progressives. Former President Obama made that clear today by endorsing Trudeau for another term.

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Toronto’s Climate Emergency — Tourists Need to Stay Away

After all the mayor and councillors can’t be wrong about this deadly emergency. Can they?

It is now official; after Mayor John Tory (aka Johnny Short Pants) whined Canada’s largest city has a “climate emergency,” city council voted unanimously that we in this city indeed have a crisis. This was accompanied by the usual claptrap about having zero carbon emissions in 2050, a year in which the current city mothers will be out of office, some of them dead.

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Catalan Protests: Region’s President Urges Immediate Halt to Violence

The president of Spain’s Catalonia region has called for an immediate halt to violence, as protests continued for a third night.

“We condemn violence… This has to stop right now,” Quim Torra said.

On Wednesday, protesters set up burning barricades and hurled projectiles at police in Barcelona, the capital of the autonomous region in the north-east.

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Dutch Farmers Stage New Revolt Against Climate Change Restrictions

Farmers in the Netherlands are staging a new revolt against restrictions on livestock related to climate change, with one telling the state broadcaster how he is sick of being lectured about nature by middle class city dwellers “who have two plants on their balcony.”

The demonstrations began earlier this month after the Dutch government announced that Dutch livestock farming should be slashed by up to 50% to meet commitments on reducing nitrogen emissions.

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France: Jihadist Notre Dame Terror Plotters Get Up to 30 Years in Prison

Two radical Islamic terrorist women who plotted to attack the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris by blowing up a car filled with gas canisters have been given 25 and 30-year sentences.

Ornella Gilligmann and Ines Madani had plotted to blow up a car filled with gas canisters in September of 2016 and were recently found guilty of attempting a terrorist attack, with Ms Gilligmann allegedly bursting into tears as the verdict was read in court, 20 Minutes reports.

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France: Deputy Editor of Le Figaro Condemned for Saying Everyone Has the “Right to Hate Religion”

Deputy editor of French newspaper Le Figaro Yves Threard was condemned after arguing during a television appearance that Islamophobia doesn’t exist because everyone has the “right to hate religion.”

During a broadcast of Le Grand Soir (the grand debate) on Monday night, Threard brazenly stated, “I hate the Muslim religion.”

The comments were made in the context of a discussion surrounding the banning of the Islamic veil in public as well as the recent murder of 4 people at a police station in Paris by a man who had converted to Islam.

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Netherlands: Incredible Pictures: Thousands of Tractors Shut Down Highways in Farmer’s Anti-Green Madness Protest

Thousands of farmers shut down highways in a go-slow protest converging on the Dutch capital Monday, as they protested being victimised by a government trying to meet European Union emissions laws by cracking down on agriculture.

Protesters driving thousands of tractors and other pieces of farm machinery in enormous convoys heading to the Hague carried banners and signs reminding Dutch lawmakers of the importance of agriculture, including ‘#NoFarmersNoFood’. Hundreds of miles of highways were blocked by an estimated 3,000 tractors Wednesday morning.

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Poland: Nationalist Law and Justice Party (Pis) Victorious in Parliamentary Elections

Poland’s ruling National Conservative Law and Justice party (PiS) achieved a great victory in Sunday’s parliamentary election. Exit polls suggest that the right-wing party garnered 45.8 percent of the national vote, which will allow it to rule with an absolute majority in the Polish parliament, the Sejm, for the next four years.

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Pope Francis: Obese Are ‘Victims of Improper Dietary Habits’

ROME — Pope Francis said that there is a “distorted relationship between food and nutrition” in the world, resulting in both world hunger and obesity, even in poorer nations.

In a message Wednesday to Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the pope said that food “is ceasing to be a means of subsistence and turning into an avenue of personal destruction.”

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Potential Bombing After ‘Powerful’ Explosion at Swedish Police Station

A police station in the Swedish city of Staffanstorp was targetted by an explosive device, with witnesses describing the blast as loud and powerful.

The explosion occurred in the early hours of Monday morning and caused damage to the main door of the building, Swedish newspaper Expressen reports.

The extent of the blast was limited to the entryway, and Swedish National Bomb Gaurd technicians arrived on the scene soon after the explosion occurred. Authorities have so far not released many details on the nature of the blast or what type of device may have been used.

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Right-Wing Populist Party Wins Seat in Portugal’s Leftist Dominated Parliament

For the first time in 45 years, a right-wing populist party has entered into Portugal’s leftist dominated lawmaking body, The Assembly of the Republic.

Earlier this month, Portuguese parliamentary elections saw the election of one MP from the right-wing populist party Chega (Enough) — a party that was formed just five months before.

The leader of Chega, 36-year-old André Ventura, a former party member of the liberal-conservative Social Democratic Party (PSD) and law professor, is said to have single-handedly managed the party’s parliamentary campaign.

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UK: Boris Will Ask for Brexit Delay if No Deal Agreed as Talks Go to the Wire

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has confirmed that Prime Minister Boris Johnson will abide by the Benn Act and write to the EU requesting a Brexit delay if a deal is not agreed by Saturday.

Mr Barclay told the House of Commons Brexit Select Committee on Wednesday: “I can confirm, as the prime minister has repeatedly set out, that firstly the government will comply with the law, and secondly it will comply with undertakings given to the court in respect of the law.

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UK: Project Fear Wrong Again: London Remains a Finance Capital, Growth Since 2016 Brexit Vote

Investors are shrugging off Project Fear and committing to a future in London, as several measures show the city continues to be a global capital for finance.

Property developer Stuart Lipton, whose £1 billion Bishopsgate skyscraper will be the second tallest in Europe when completed, told Reuters: “London is extraordinarily resilient, and its future as a finance centre is secure because what we have here is unique.”

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UK: Teacher Tells Jewish Kids They’d be Sent to ‘Gas Chambers’

A teacher told a class that included Jewish children that they had “better finish off your work quick, or I’ll ship you all off to the gas chambers”.

The supply teacher, who was teaching French, made the comment during a class on Thursday at Newberries Primary School in Radlett, Hertfordshire.

The school said the teacher would not be returning.

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UK: University’s Student Union Bans White People From Attending ‘Anti-Racism’ Conference

The Student’s Union at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom has banned white students from attending a series of ‘anti-racism’ meetings.

The union claims that the ban on white students comes as a part of its effort to shift from a “non-racist to an actively anti-racist” organization, The Sheffield Tab reports.

Apparently, becoming an anti-racist organization means not having white students attend their meetings.

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Vatican Head of Security Forced to Resign Amid Financial Scandals

ROME — The Vatican announced the resignation of its head of security Monday in the midst of a growing financial scandal over massive investments in London real estate.

The departure of Domenico Giani, the 57-year-old commander of the Vatican gendarmes and chief of the pope’s personal security detail, follows an unprecedented internal raid on the offices of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State and the Financial Information Authority, which oversees the Vatican Bank.

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ABC’s the Good Doctor Joins ABC News in New Fraud

The same network that just got caught putting out gun range footage claiming it was a Turkish attack on civilians is now lecturing us about fake news.

Oh, the irony.

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Turkey-Syria Offensive: Not Our Border, Says Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has said Turkey’s incursion into Syria is “not our border”, and called the former US allies the Kurds “no angels”.

The US is facing intense criticism for withdrawing its forces from Syria, which some say gave Turkey the green light to launch a cross-border offensive against Kurdish-led forces.

Mr Trump told reporters at the White House the US is “not a policing agent”.

“It is time for us to go home,” he said.

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US Jets and Helicopters Threaten Turkish-Backed Fighters Who Came Very Close to American Troops in Syria

Though US troops have been withdrawing from Syria for the past week, some Special Forces operators were apparently still in the area of Ain Issa.

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Blizzard Bans Three College Hearthstone Players for Hong Kong Protest Sign

Blizzard has suspended three college Hearthstone players for six months after they held up a sign that read “Free Hong Kong, Boycott Blizz” while participating in an official competition stream.

The ban, which was first reported by VICE Games, comes just over a week after Blizzard suspended a professional Hearthstone player, Ng “Blitzchung” Wai Chung for six months. Chung was suspended for showing support for Hong Kong protesters in an interview after Hearthstone‘s Grandmaster tournament. The incident led to widespread complaints from the gaming community, as well as within Blizzard itself.

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Hong Kong Protesters Are Punishing Brands That Take China’s Side

Hong Kong — LeBron James, a beloved athlete in Hong Kong, has now become a target for anger. The NBA star’s remarks earlier this week, which appeared to support China rather than pro-democracy demonstrators in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, outraged the protesters. Those protesters are also punishing major U.S. brands that appear to take China’s side.

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Hong Kong Protest Leader Jimmy Sham ‘Attacked With Hammers’

The leader of one of Hong Kong’s largest pro-democracy groups has been taken to hospital after being attacked.

Photographs on social media showed Jimmy Sham of the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) lying in the street, covered in blood.

It came hours after the territory’s leader suspended her annual address after being heckled in parliament.

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Hong Kong Protesters Trample, Burn Jersey of NBA Star Lebron James

Hong Kong protesters reacted to LeBron James’ comments on free speech by trampling on and burning his jersey in the street.

Following Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeting his support for the Hong Kong protesters, James said that Morey “wasn’t educated on the situation at hand and he spoke.”

“We all talk about this freedom of speech, yes, we all do have freedom of speech. But at times, there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you’re not thinking about others and you’re only thinking about yourself,” James told reporters.

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Marine Biologists Discover Two New Species of Porcelain Crabs

Porcelain crabs belong to Porcellanidae, a highly diverse family of crustaceans found in the shallow waters of oceans worldwide. They also are known as ‘false crabs,’ because they evolved a crab-like form independently of true crabs.

A relatively large number of porcelain crabs are symbiotic with other organisms, allowing scientists to tell a story of a long-time relationship between species from distantly related species.

“Most porcelain crabs live on the hard substrates of shallow waters like the surface of corals or rocks overgrown by algae, microbes and decaying material,” said Dr. Alexandra Hiller, a researcher at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

“Others live as symbionts of invertebrates like sponges, anemones, sea urchins, polychaete worms and other crustaceans.”

The two recently described species — Polyonyx socialis from the South China Sea of Vietnam and Petrolisthes virgilius from the Caribbean Sea of Colombia — are examples of these symbiotic porcelain crabs.

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South Korean National and Hundreds of Others Charged Worldwide in the Takedown of the Largest Darknet Child Pornography Website, Which Was Funded by Bitcoin

Dozens of Minor Victims Who Were Being Actively Abused by the Users of the Site Rescued

Jong Woo Son, 23, a South Korean national, was indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia for his operation of Welcome To Video, the largest child sexual exploitation market by volume of content. The nine-count indictment was unsealed today along with a parallel civil forfeiture action. Son has also been charged and convicted in South Korea and is currently in custody serving his sentence in South Korea. An additional 337 site users residing in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington State and Washington, D.C. as well as the United Kingdom, South Korea, Germany, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the Czech Republic, Canada, Ireland, Spain, Brazil and Australia have been arrested and charged.

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New Grouper Fish Species Found at Market, Queensland Museum Says

A new species of rockcod, or grouper, has been confirmed by the Queensland Museum after two years of testing its DNA, following the discovery of several specimens at a fish market in 2017.

Four of the fish were caught by commercial fishermen off the coast of Gladstone in central Queensland in 2017 and were flagged by an inspector as looking “unusual”.

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Around Two Million Swedish Residents Are Now Foreign-Born

According to newly released statistics, nearly 20 per cent of the Swedish population, or one in five people, were born outside of the country as of 2019, a new record.

A total of 1,960,000 foreign-born people now reside in Sweden according to Statistics Sweden who notes that the number of foreign-born residents has nearly doubled between 2000 and 2019, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.

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Bosnian Authorities Round Up Migrants Amid Crisis Warnings

Authorities in northwestern Bosnia have rounded up hundreds of migrants and moved them to a refugee center while warning of a looming crisis ahead of upcoming winter.

A video published by local media on Wednesday shows police escorting the migrants in a long column from the town of Bihac toward the Vucjak camp, near the border with Croatia.

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Kritarchs Move to Directly Legalize Alien Smuggling With Phony “First Amendment” Argument

It is illegal to induce an alien to enter or remain in the United States illegally. It has been so for many years under Title 8 United States Code Section 1324, Bringing In or Harboring Certain Aliens. However, a group of Kritarchs have decided to overturn years of precedent and legal usage to declare that the First Amendment protects alien smugglers, corrupt politicians, and those with a personal relationship with an illegal alien to induce and encourage illegal activity. This is not about a debate concerning whether this prohibition should be in Federal law, but a claim that aiding and abetting a crime is not a crime. Note that the analogy of this crime is also contained in Title 18 USC Section 2 Principals and 18 USC Section 3, Accessory After The Fact. Both are long standing statutes that criminalize not speech, but speech involving itself in a criminal offense. (As when an armed robber says “Hands up”, or a blackmailer says “Pay up!” )

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Nigerian Bishop Says Yes to Border Walls, They Let Nations ‘Regulate Migration’

ROME — A Nigerian bishop said Wednesday that he is in favor of border walls because they protect the lives of citizens and allow for controlled, legal migration.

Just days after the bishop of El Paso, Texas, proclaimed that the U.S. border wall is a “monument to hate,” Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto, Nigeria, registered his disagreement, noting that sealed borders ensure that migration is carried out in an orderly fashion and protect law-abiding citizens from criminals.

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Previously Deported Illegal Immigrant on the Run After Shooting Transgender Illegal Immigrant

Violent criminal at large after nearly murdering prostitute.

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British Chief of Police Warns “Misgendering” People is a Form of “Abuse”

A chief of police in Britain chose to recognize “international pronouns day” by putting out a video warning people that misgendering transgender people was a form of “abuse.”

“Today is international pronouns day,” said Detective Chief Constable Julie Cooke in a video posted to Twitter. “Which is a day particularly important to people who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming.”

“Being misgendered can have a huge impact on somebody and their personal well being, it also can be used as a form of abuse for somebody and that just isn’t right,” she added.

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Creator of Men in Black Told Having an Opinion on His Own Film Was ‘Old White Mansplaining’

The creator of Men in Black Ed Solomon was told during a conversation with social justice warriors that having an opinion on his own movie was ‘old white mansplaining’.

Yes, really.

“At the cafe where I’m writing the people next to me were disagreeing about the origins of Men in Black & I said “If you’d like, I could clear that up for you” & one responded: “I’m sorry, we do not need an old white male’s mansplanation.” So I apologized and that was that,” tweeted Solomon.

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UK: 6 Years in Jail if You Dislike Gays and Transgenders

From today on, it is ILLEGAL in the UK to dislike and express your opinion that you do not agree with transgenders! If you say anything at all that criticizes transgenders, transsexuals, transvestites and ordinary gays it is now punishable with a minimum of 6 months in jail and up to 6 years.

The punishment is going to be harsher than those that are given for domestic burglaries. Make no mistake about it, this is absurd indeed, its as if you are thrown in jail for not liking candy.

It is your right to like and dislike whatever the hell you want, its called FREEDOM, but in today’s society, freedom is becoming a thing of the past.

Transgenders have obtained a special status of favorite people so watch out what you say and what you think. Bow down and obey your masters which you voted for!

The most interesting thing in all of this will be the Muslims and where will they fit in all of this because they are the ones who hate gays more than any other group of people and they run their mouths openly and they are also a special protected class so, seriously, this is going to be interesting to watch the clash of the Muslims VS Gays in the near future.

So in case you thought we were joking, unfortunately, we were not, here’s the story as reported in the Daily Mail:

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Video: Gender Studies Professor Blames Trump for Black Female Obesity

During a television appearance, a New Jersey gender studies professor claimed that Donald Trump’s policies were to blame for black female obesity.

“I hate when people talk about Black women being obese. I hate it, because it becomes a way to blame us for a set of conditions that we didn’t create,” said Brittney Cooper during a discussion on ‘Black Women OWN the Conversation’, which is broadcast on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

“We are living in the Trump era,” the professor added. “And look, those policies kill our people. You can’t get access to good health care, good insurance.”

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12 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/16/2019

    • I see Ilya Repin’s painting (in your link) is in the Hermitage in Petersburg; my beloved and I are going to Russia next May, and taking an extra day just for this gallery, so I’ll look out for it.

      I know Apollinaire’s poem, as Shostakovich set it in his Fourteenth Symphony.

  1. “Two radical Islamic terrorist women who plotted to attack the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris by blowing up a car filled with gas canisters have been given 25 and 30-year sentences.” What about those who actually set it ablaze?

  2. “Just days after the bishop of El Paso, Texas, proclaimed that the U.S. border wall is a “monument to hate,” Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto, Nigeria, registered his disagreement, noting that sealed borders ensure that migration is carried out in an orderly fashion and protect law-abiding citizens from criminals.” That’s one of the few good sides of globalization: people from the other side of the world can point out somebody is completely wrong.

  3. Regarding the pope and his observations on obesity and capitalist dietary habits, I would have to say that I agree with him for once. As a halfway out-of-the-closet communist, he must surely be aware of the communism diet and how svelte and lovely are the women who are forced to follow it. This might be a disadvantage to the pope and his acolytes, since they prefer young boys instead of attractive young ladies.

    A companion to the communist diet is the communist fitness plan, whereby the lack of private vehicles (his Eminence excepted of course) results in a remarkable degree of personal fitness due to all the walking that practitioners do. Non functioning elevators in drab high rise communist apartment blocks also result in extraordinary fitness due to having to climb dozens of flights of stairs on a daily basis. Indeed, such is the communist system that it is possible at a glance to tell a person’s place in communist society by their degree of body fat or lack of it, which suits the pope and his fellow elites just fine.

  4. In Russia it is now more dangerous than in Colombia.

    In the center of Kazan, a gang of migrants from Uzbekistan abducted a 26-year-old student from Colombia, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Republic of Tajikistan said.

    The crime occurred at about 3 a.m. on October 13 on Pushkin Street – unidentified men grabbed a Colombian by the back of his neck, then they put him in a car, beat him up and took a cell phone for 23 thousand rubles and 2000 rubles. This was told to the police by the victim himself, who on the same day turned to law enforcement agencies.

    During the investigation, the recordings from the surveillance cameras were taken, they show how a student walks past house No. 30 on Pushkin Street in the direction of Freedom Square, and two unidentified people follow him. A car number was also installed on which the student was taken away to the side of the forest planting.

    http://www.evening-kazan.ru/news/v-centre-kazani-banda-migrantov-pohitila-studenta-iz-kolumbii.html

  5. Even an IQ 65 affirmative action charity case like Ilhan Omar is intelligent enough to realize that the best, easiest way to fix your life’s problems is to go find a white guy to do it for you.

    • Would you blame her? Somali men are not exactly much of a catch, although if I was her I would be afraid that islamic cultural mores might finally exert themselves in her humiliated soon-to-be-ex husband and she might find herself short a head. Since he allowed himself to be cuckolded with nary a peep I don’t think this is a strong possibility, but it would go a long way to improving his image in the eyes of his fellow muslims.

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