Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/19/2019

Two people in a car drove past police barricades towards a military parade in Calgary, forcing officers to fire shots at the vehicle. The car crashed into another vehicle, and both people in it were hospitalized. No police officers were hurt. There’s no indication yet of what the Mohammed Coefficient for the incident might have been.

In other news, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been forced by a vote in Parliament to ask the EU for yet another Brexit delay.

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Financial Crisis
» President Trump Decreases Debt to GDP Ratio Indicating Economy Growing Faster Than US Debt!
 
USA
» Beto Would Risk Another Waco
» CA Rep. Katie Hill Allegedly Involved Female Staffer in 2-Yr ‘Throuple’ Relationship
» Clinton Email Probe: State Department Finds 38 People Committed Violations
» Exclusive Video: Leftist Student Arrested for Battery After Confrontation With Conservative Activist
» Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke Declined to Recuse Herself From at Least 10 Cases Involving Clients of Klafter & Burke, The Private Law Firm Co-Owned by Her Husband, Ald. Ed Burke, A Report States.
» Jane Fonda and Sam Waterston Arrested While Protesting in D.C.
» More Hillary: Trump’s Game Plan is to Never Leave Office
» Rasmussen: 51% of Voters Suspect High-Level Crimes to Stop Trump Presidency
» Salesforce CEO: Break Up Facebook
» Trump Knows the Spirit of Texas is Key to Defeating the Globalists
 
Canada
» Greta Thunberg Meets First Real Resistance During Alberta Demonstration
» Justin Trudeau Blackface Protesters on Campaign Trail … ‘We’Re Aladdin Too!’
» No Soldiers Hurt After Car Drove Through Barricade Toward Calgary Military Parade
» Trudeau Approval Hits All Time Low as Canadians Prepare to Vote
 
Europe and the EU
» Autobahn Still Free of Speed Limit After Vote in Germany
» Chaos: In Latest Humiliation for PM Johnson, UK Parliament Votes to Delay Decision on Brexit Deal
» Denmark: Record Number of Torched Cars, 648 So Far His Year
» France Foils “Sept. 11-Style” Terrorist Attack
» Germany to Enact Even Harsher Punishments and Surveillance on Hate Speech
» Is ‘Hate Speech’ Dangerous?
» Spain Jails Catalonia Independence Leaders for 13 Years
» UK Lawmakers Vote for Letwin Proposals, Forcing Johnson Towards Brexit Delay
» UK: ‘No Surrender’ — Ian Paisley, Nigel Farage Denounce Boris’s Brexit Deal
» UK: Watch: Remainer Mob Hounds Rees-Mogg and Young Son Through the Streets
» US Embassy in Italy Refuses to Accept American’s Complaint — Suspect Was Set up by Deep State in 2017
» Violent Protests Continue in Barcelona After Catalan Leaders Sentenced for Independence Push
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Schumer, Pelosi to Address J Street Conference: Should Israel be Worried?
 
Middle East
» Thousands Take to Lebanon’s Streets in Third Day of Anti-Government Protests
 
Far East
» Hong Kong Protest Leaders Urge Turnout for March, Despite Risk of Arrest
» Lawmakers Express “Deep Concern” Over Blizzard’s Hong Kong Protest Response
 
Latin America
» Chile’s Capital Engulfed in Chaos as Metro Protests Intensify
» El Chapo’s Son Detained and Released in Mexico, After Cartel Holds Soldiers, Cop Hostage
 
Immigration
» Austria: Afghan Migrant Arrested for Stabbing Asylum Center Worker and Elderly Farmer to Death
» Libya’s Navy Intercepts About 150 Europe-Bound Migrants
» Norway: Rape Victim ‘Feels Guilty’ That Somali Migrant Who Raped Him Was Deported
» Report: Migrant Arrivals in Europe Surge in 2019
» Sweden: Govt Minister Claims Country Needs More Refugees to Fill Jobs
» UK: Illegal Migrant Jailed for Strangling, Sexually Assaulting Teenager
 
Culture Wars
» Beto O’Rourke Announces Support for Menstrual Equity Act on National Period Day
» Britain’s First Chick-fil-A to be Shut Down After LGBTQ Lobbying
» Calling All Rosa Parks Americans
 
General
» Did a Large Meteorite Hit the Earth 12,800 Years Ago? Here’s New Evidence
 

President Trump Decreases Debt to GDP Ratio Indicating Economy Growing Faster Than US Debt!

The ratio of debt to GDP is decreasing drastically — from 105.3% when Obama was President to 103.2% at the end of the 2nd Quarter of 2019! (Note that Obama increased the Debt to GDP ratio by 30% over his first two years and more than 40% during his two terms in office. Also, under Obama the Fed kept rates at 0% for his first seven years!

If President Trump had the same luxury of a 0% interest rate as Obama the Debt to GDP would be much less because US debt would be $1 trillion less.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Beto Would Risk Another Waco

The presumption of innocence is under assault with the consideration of so-called “red flag” laws after the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

CA Rep. Katie Hill Allegedly Involved Female Staffer in 2-Yr ‘Throuple’ Relationship

Freshman Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA), Vice Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, shared with Elle in a June 2019 interview a quote from the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, Chairman of the Committee “that has stuck with her.”

In one of those first meetings, Hill says, Cummings said something that has stuck with her. “It [was] that our role on Oversight is to get to the truth and to follow the truth wherever it leads us and to expose that for the American people,” Hill tells me over the phone. “To make sure that they have the information that they should have to, frankly, evaluate their government.”

It is in that spirit that we are sharing information obtained from multiple confidential sources relating to Rep. Hill, who’s currently in divorce proceedings. It is this writer’s view that events that occur within a marriage or affairs that lead to its demise should be kept between the parties involved and are not the business of the general public. When those events or affairs occur within one of the parties’ workplace, though, and that workplace is the United States Congress, the public should know about them as they determine that elected official’s fitness to serve.

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

Clinton Email Probe: State Department Finds 38 People Committed Violations

The investigation covered 33,000 emails that Clinton turned over for review after her use of the private email account became public.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Exclusive Video: Leftist Student Arrested for Battery After Confrontation With Conservative Activist

A student was arrested and charged with battery after allegedly shoving a conservative activist at the University of California-Davis.

Gabriel Nadales, who works for Campus Reform’s parent organization, the Leadership Institute, was invited by the UC-Davis Turning Point USA chapter to speak at the school. Nadales was helping students table to promote the speaking engagement, which was scheduled to take place later that evening and dealt with free speech on college campuses and the use of force to stifle speech with which one disagrees.

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

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke Declined to Recuse Herself From at Least 10 Cases Involving Clients of Klafter & Burke, The Private Law Firm Co-Owned by Her Husband, Ald. Ed Burke, A Report States.

A recent report highlighting questionable ethics practices by “Illinois’ top political power couple” suggests the woman about to become Illinois’ top judge could have used her seat on the Illinois Supreme Court to benefit her indicted husband’s private law practice.

WBEZ in an Oct. 8 report identified at least 10 instances in which Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke decided on cases involving parties who at the time were being represented as clients of her husband’s law firm. The firm, Klafter & Burke, is where her husband, Chicago 14th Ward Ald. Ed Burke, was until recently a partner. Ed Burke gave up his partnership after being charged with corruption in a 14-count federal indictment. Anne Burke is about to become the high court’s chief justice.

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

Jane Fonda and Sam Waterston Arrested While Protesting in D.C.

This marks the second Friday in a row the actress has clashed with police during a protest at the Capitol.

Jane Fonda and Sam Waterston were both arrested Oct. 18 in Washington, D.C., during a protest over climate change outside the U.S. Capitol building.

The Grace and Frankie co-stars were among 17 individuals taken into custody by Capitol police for allegedly unlawfully demonstrating, Eva Malecki, spokeswoman for the Capitol police told The Hollywood Reporter.

All were charged with crowding and obstructing or incommoding, Malecki said. Pictures of the two actors being cuffed and escorted away were posted to social media.

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

More Hillary: Trump’s Game Plan is to Never Leave Office

Earlier Ed wrote about Hillary Clinton’s claim that the Russians are preparing Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run to ensure Trump is reelected. That was certainly a highlight of Hillary’s appearance on the podcast hosted by David Plouffe, but it wasn’t the only truly paranoid thing she said.

A bit earlier in the same interview, Hillary argued that Trump’s goal was to ensure he never has to leave office. She’s wasn’t talking about a 2nd term after a successful reelection campaign. Hillary believes Trump is seeking to become a permanent American dictator.

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

Rasmussen: 51% of Voters Suspect High-Level Crimes to Stop Trump Presidency

A Rasmussen poll reveals a little more than half of likely U.S. voters suspect crimes were committed by high-level law enforcement officials in an effort to stop a Donald Trump presidency, but only 32 percent believe anyone will be punished.

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

Salesforce CEO: Break Up Facebook

Facebook is addictive, “not good for you,” and “they’re after your kids,” Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said Wednesday.

“It’s addictive, it’s not good for you, they’re after your kids, they’re running political ads that aren’t true … and they’re also acquiring other companies and co-mingling [data those companies have on their users] into theirs,” Benioff said during an appearance on CNN.

“And I think at that point, because they’re now doing that, that they probably should be broken up. Because they’re having an undue influence as the largest social media platform on the planet,” he added.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Knows the Spirit of Texas is Key to Defeating the Globalists

45 delivered an epic speech praising Texans at his Dallas rally.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Greta Thunberg Meets First Real Resistance During Alberta Demonstration

Today was Greta today in Edmonton!

The teenage climate tyrant came to the capital of Alberta’s oil country to prophesy her doomsday warnings to a crowd of roughly 4,000 supporters on the legislature grounds.

But before she did, her supporters amassed a few blocks away at Beaver Hills Park.

And I was there incognito to capture the environmentalists in their natural environment and at their most honest.

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

Justin Trudeau Blackface Protesters on Campaign Trail … ‘We’Re Aladdin Too!’

Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal is still a hot-button issue as the election for Canada’s Prime Minister approaches … as a couple of demonstrators were happy to remind him.

Trudeau took a road trip Friday in Ontario to meet with voters and hold babies — including black babies — as he campaigns for reelection, making stops in Barrie and Whitby.

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

No Soldiers Hurt After Car Drove Through Barricade Toward Calgary Military Parade

Officers fired shots at the vehicle and have two people in custody

Police have shut down several blocks in downtown Calgary following an incident Saturday afternoon where officers fired shots toward a car after the driver ignored police barricades and attempted to drive toward a military parade.

Alberta’s police watchdog has been called in to investigate.

Sixth Avenue S.W. is closed between Fifth Street and Seventh Street S.W., and Sixth Street S.W. is closed between Fifth Avenue and Ninth Avenue S.W., as of 4:15 p.m. The closure was expected to remain in place for several hours.

At 2:50 p.m. a driver drove through police barricades in the 600 block of 8th Avenue S.W. toward members marching with the 41 Service Battalion Freedom of the City parade, police said…

           — Hat tip: Vlad Tepes [Return to headlines]
 

Trudeau Approval Hits All Time Low as Canadians Prepare to Vote

Canadians will vote to elect members of the federal House of Commons next Monday, amid a climate of ambivalence about their current leadership. Support for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has fallen sharply since 2016, his first full year in office, when nearly three in four (72%) said they approved of the way he is handling his job as prime minister. In 2019, for the first time, Canadians are more likely to say they disapprove (52%) than to say they approve (46%) of Trudeau’s job performance.

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

Autobahn Still Free of Speed Limit After Vote in Germany

Auto enthusiasts in Germany scored a major victory yesterday as the country’s federal parliament, the Bundestag, overwhelmingly voted to to defy a motion by the Green Party that would have asked the government to install a speed limit on the famous autobahn. The 80-mph limit suggested by the Greens would have effectively closed down one of the last roads where drivers can freely select their preferred speed.

The autobahn is a defining factor in the perception of Germany abroad, but the topic is highly contested and politically charged at home. While many Germans don’t wish to give up their no-limit autobahnen, others see the absence of a speed limit as an anachronism.

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

Chaos: In Latest Humiliation for PM Johnson, UK Parliament Votes to Delay Decision on Brexit Deal

Elites once again show their contempt for democracy.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Denmark: Record Number of Torched Cars, 648 So Far His Year

Car fires are a big problem in Denmark, just as in Sweden, France and a few other European countries.

Since 2015 Denmark have made statistics over car fires in the country and 2019 will break a record. So far this year, there are 648 cars that have been burned in what is believed to be fires created by persons.

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

France Foils “Sept. 11-Style” Terrorist Attack

The attack that would have involved several plane hijackings and dozens — if not hundreds — of deaths.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Germany to Enact Even Harsher Punishments and Surveillance on Hate Speech

Using the pretext of the recent attack in Halle in which no Jews were even hurt let alone killed, Germany’s Interior Minister announced a new six-point plan to combat antisemitism on Thursday:

Speaking to the federal parliament, the Bundestag, Interior Minister Horst Seehoffer acknowledged that “antisemitism is anchored in parts of our society.” His plan includes an obligation to report hate speech on the internet, bans on extremist political groups, a stricter weapons law and more prevention work by the authorities.

[Comment: “extremist political groups” — this will end up being christians, white males, hetrosexuals, and those against mass migration and globalist policies.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Is ‘Hate Speech’ Dangerous?

The people of both the United States and Britain were ensured certain rights. Both countries grant freedom of speech, although in modern society, speech considered “harmful, hurtful, or hateful” has been deemed, “hate speech” in much of Europe and in Britain.

This new worldview on dangerous words has made its way to the United States. “Progressive” activists such as Antifa and the 3rd wave feminist movement, would see freedom of speech hampered to end speech they find offensive.

Online “hate speech” is currently an arrestable and jailable offense in the United Kingdom. There is an entire branch of law enforcement devoted to policing words on the internet. Many have received jail time over tweets and Facebook posts others did not agree with. How did this happen? Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 made this policing of words and subsequent punishment possible.

An article published by the Independent claims “According to the Register, a total of 2,500 Londoners have been arrested over the past five years for allegedly sending “offensive” messages via social media. In 2015, 857 people were detained, up 37 per cent increase since 2010.”

In the U.S., many are trying to push for “hate speech” laws, although the courts have ruled such laws unconstitutional thus far. The First Amendment protects the right to free speech, no matter how much some may not like what is being said.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Spain Jails Catalonia Independence Leaders for 13 Years

So how well did the decision to lock up nine senior figures from Catalonia’s independence movement go down? Well the protest fires burning on the streets of Barcelona tell you everything you need to know.

The anger was stoked in large part because the jail sentences were between nine and 13 years, which was seen as extremely harsh given the crimes.

The ensuing violence has been so bad, they’ve even had to move Spain’s biggest football match, the El Clasico, where the government upstarts Real Madrid take on the freedom fighters of Barcelona.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK Lawmakers Vote for Letwin Proposals, Forcing Johnson Towards Brexit Delay

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) — British lawmakers on Saturday voted for a proposal to withhold support for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal until formal ratification legislation has passed, a step that will oblige him to ask the European Union for a Brexit delay.

Lawmakers voted 322-306 for the amendment, put forward by former Conservative lawmaker Oliver Letwin. It means that parliament will not vote on Saturday on whether to approve Johnson’s agreement.

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

UK: ‘No Surrender’ — Ian Paisley, Nigel Farage Denounce Boris’s Brexit Deal

Ian Paisley Jr, the Northern Irish MP and son of firebrand Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) founder The Reverend Ian Paisley (Lord Bannside), has vowed there will be “no surrender” to a European Union deal which divides the United Kingdom.

Appearing at a Brexit Party rally alongside its leader Nigel Farage, the leading DUP figure thanked the veteran eurosceptic for “standing with us, for being so loyal to us… for demonstrating fidelity to our [British] Union and to the cause, and not easily letting go when things get difficult and keeping faith with the Ulster people. That goes a long way, and we say thank you, Nigel.”

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

UK: Watch: Remainer Mob Hounds Rees-Mogg and Young Son Through the Streets

Footage has emerged showing an anti-Brexit mob hounding Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg and his young son as they walk home from the Palace of Westminster.

Mr Rees-Mogg, a Tory Brexiteer popular with grassroots activists who serves as Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of Her Majesty’s Privy Council in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s administration, had been in Parliament for “Brexit Super Saturday”, a Saturday sitting of Parliament — the first since the Falklands War in 1982 — in which it was hoped the vexed question of Brexit would be settled by a vote in favour of Boris Johnson’s controversial new deal with the European Union.

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

US Embassy in Italy Refuses to Accept American’s Complaint — Suspect Was Set up by Deep State in 2017

We reported in May that several top Italian spies fired at that time were no doubt related to the Russia collusion witch hunt. We began gathering information at that time from many reliable sources but none better than Neonrevolt.

Our story begins in January 2017 when Computer World wrote about alleged crimes committed by Italian Giulio Occhionero:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Violent Protests Continue in Barcelona After Catalan Leaders Sentenced for Independence Push

Violent protests in Barcelona continued this weekend after at least nine Catalan leaders were sentenced to jail this week for leading the 2017 push for independence from Spain.

Police on Friday night used water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets to repel demonstrators who, according to The Associated Press, were “throwing cobblestones and flammable bottles, building barricades and setting dozens of bonfires in large garbage bins.”

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

Schumer, Pelosi to Address J Street Conference: Should Israel be Worried?

On Oct. 28, the two most powerful Democratic politicians in the United States, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), will headline the annual conference of J Street—a leftist (and, in reality, anti-Israel) lobbying organization.

Schumer’s presence at the conference is especially significant because he has been long regarded as a pro-Israel voice in the Senate. He regularly speaks at the annual conference of the pro-Israel lobby American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)—the nemesis of J Street.

Traditional bipartisan support for Israel has been waning for some time as the pro-Palestine left wing of the Democratic Party gains more and more influence. This “fraternizing” with J Street by party leaders will likely send a signal to Israel that Democratic support in the U.S. Congress can no longer be relied upon.

While AIPAC has long worked with both Democrats and Republicans, J Street is an almost exclusively Democratic-focused operation. Its affiliated political action committee, JStreetPAC, raised $5 million for more than 100 Democratic candidates in the 2018 midterm elections, according to The Jerusalem Post.

[Comment: Is Darth Soros money being funnelled to Dems through J-Street?]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Thousands Take to Lebanon’s Streets in Third Day of Anti-Government Protests

BEIRUT (Reuters) — Tens of thousands took to the streets of Lebanon on Saturday for a third day of anti-government protests, directing growing rage at a political elite they blame for entrenched cronyism and driving the country to the economic brink.

In central Beirut, the mood was fiery and festive, with protesters of all ages waving flags and chanting for revolution outside upmarket retailers and banks that had their store fronts smashed in by rioters the night before.

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

Hong Kong Protest Leaders Urge Turnout for March, Despite Risk of Arrest

HONG KONG (Reuters) — Pro-democracy leaders called on Hong Kong’s citizens to join a Sunday anti-government march in spite of the risk of arrest, after police banned the rally which is seen as a test of the protest movement’s strength following months of unrest.

Police declared the march illegal on Friday, citing concerns over public safety, and a court on Saturday said the destination of the march — the main railway interchange with mainland China — could be attacked and vandalized.

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

Lawmakers Express “Deep Concern” Over Blizzard’s Hong Kong Protest Response

A bipartisan group of Senate and House lawmakers has signed a letter expressing “deep concern” over Activision Blizzard’s recent decision to punish Ng “Blitzchung” Wai Chung after the pro Hearthstone player expressed support for continuing Hong Kong protests last week. “This decision is particularly concerning in light of the Chinese government’s growing appetite for pressuring American businesses to help stifle free speech,” the letter reads, in part.

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

Chile’s Capital Engulfed in Chaos as Metro Protests Intensify

Protests in Santiago, Chile’s capital, shut down metro service Friday afternoon and left a high-rise engulfed in flames, prompting President Sebastian Piñera to declare a state of emergency in the city.

The Santiago metro network will be closed through Sunday, according to its website, citing “serious damage.” The protesters, mostly high school students, according to The Associated Press, were spurred by the recent public transportation fare hikes. The students struck stations during the afternoon commute, dodging fares, damaging turnstiles and smashing glass, as seen on videos posted online. Large objects, such as a metal sheet, can be seen thrown onto the metro tracks, blocking incoming trains and sending sparks flying as it came into contact with the electrified rail.

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

El Chapo’s Son Detained and Released in Mexico, After Cartel Holds Soldiers, Cop Hostage

8:56 AM PT — 10/18 — Gunmen for the Sinaloa Cartel reportedly held 8 soldiers and 1 police officer hostage demanding the release of El Chapo’s son. The government, according to the Wall Street Journal, gave in.

6:30 AM PT — 10/18 — El Chapo’s son, Ovidio, was reportedly detained, then released in order to protect other lives, as the gunfire raged on between security forces and the suspected members of the Sinaloa Cartel.

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

Austria: Afghan Migrant Arrested for Stabbing Asylum Center Worker and Elderly Farmer to Death

A military-aged Afghan migrant has been arrested for murdering a 32-year-old asylum center social worker and 63-year-old farmer, Austrian police say.

The 33-year-old Afghan ‘asylum seeker’, whose name hasn’t yet to be released by Austrian authorities, is currently under investigation on suspicion of two counts of murders, the Associated Press reports.

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

Libya’s Navy Intercepts About 150 Europe-Bound Migrants

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s coast guard says it has intercepted around 150 Europe-bound migrants off the country’s Mediterranean coast.

Spokesman Ayoub Gassim said Saturday the migrants had been returned to shore and would be taken to a detention center in the capital, Tripoli.

Gassim said the three rubber boats with 148 Arab and African migrants were stopped off Libya’s western towns of Zuwara and Sabrata Friday, and included 15 women and 11 children.

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

Norway: Rape Victim ‘Feels Guilty’ That Somali Migrant Who Raped Him Was Deported

A Norwegian man who was raped by a Somali migrant has said that he feels ‘guilty’ because the foreign sexual predator was deported back to his home country.

The rape victim, Karsten Nordal Hauken, who identifies as an anti-racist and feminist was sexually assaulted five years ago.

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

Report: Migrant Arrivals in Europe Surge in 2019

With 2019 three quarters of the way through, fears of a second migrant crisis continue to grow as the number of migrant arrivals in Europe surpass the numbers seen in 2018.

According to a report by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), the amount of migrants who’ve sought asylum in Europe in 2019 has already surpassed last year’s figure by 10 percent, Die Welt reports.

In its asylum trends report, EASO states: “So far in 2019 more applications have been lodged compared to last year: between January and August 2019 more than 456,000 applications have been lodged in the EU+, up by 10% compared the same period in 2018.”

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

Sweden: Govt Minister Claims Country Needs More Refugees to Fill Jobs

Minister of Public Administration Lena Micko claimed Sweden needs more refugees to fill jobs, despite the unemployment rate of migrants being several times higher than for native-born Swedes.

Ms Micko, a member of the ruling Social Democrats, said that without more refugees and economic migrants, the Swedish economy could collapse, Nyheter Idag reports.

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

UK: Illegal Migrant Jailed for Strangling, Sexually Assaulting Teenager

An Algerian illegal migrant who entered Britain via France after hiding in the back of a lorry has been jailed for strangling and sexually assaulting a teenager.

Khaled Meridja was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court after being convicted of one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, two counts of sexual assault, and one count of attempted rape, the Oxford Mail reports.

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

Beto O’Rourke Announces Support for Menstrual Equity Act on National Period Day

Not to be outdone by Cory Booker’s “women are people” moment in the last debate, Beto O’Rourke decided to virtue signal his pro-woman accolades on Saturday by tweeting that “women across America don’t have access to the period products they need,” and since it is #NationalPeriodDay (who knew that was a thing?), that “men need to join women in demanding real change.” Beto wants “real change” and identifies as a man for the moment (at least until he needs a Hail Mary for his campaign) and he’s announced his support for the Menstrual Equity Act.

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

Britain’s First Chick-fil-A to be Shut Down After LGBTQ Lobbying

Christian-led American family restaurant chain Chick-fil-A will lose its first British branch after lobbying by the LGBT community.

The family-owned restaurant chain, known for its Christian ethos and alleged support for socially conservative causes, has some 2,400 branches across the United States, but The Oracle shopping centre in Reading, England, has announced it will not renew its British pilot restaurant’s lease after its first six months are up — barely a week after its grand opening.

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

Calling All Rosa Parks Americans

The Democratic Party, fake news media, ANTIFA, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Black Lives Matter, and LGBTQ enforcers are nothing more than anti-American and anti-Christian hate groups. They have launched a no-holds-barred war on traditional Americans. They have zero tolerance for any opposition to them transforming America. Along with social and financial destruction, opposing them could cost you your life…

For years, I warned of LGBTQ enforcers’ hidden scheme to force us to celebrate their anti-biblical lifestyle, while portraying themselves as victims who only desire tolerance. People laughed and called me paranoid. Today, if Democrats win the presidency, HR 5, the deceptively named “Equality Act” will become law. It mandates that every American kneel in worship to LGBTQ perversion. Christians are already being thrown into jail and run out of business for saying no to LGBTQ enforcers demanding that they betray Jesus.

LGBTQ enforcers ignore dozens of bakeries that would gladly make a cake for their same-sex wedding. They bang on the door of the Christian baker and demand that he bake the cake for their homosexual wedding or suffer dire consequences. Obviously, this is not about acquiring a cake. It is about punishing and forcing Christians to surrender to their LGBTQ false god. Because of its condemnation of homosexuality, legislation is underway to ban the Bible by declaring it hate speech.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Did a Large Meteorite Hit the Earth 12,800 Years Ago? Here’s New Evidence

Just less than 13,000 years ago, the climate cooled for a short while in many parts of the world, especially in the northern hemisphere. We know this because of what has been found in ice cores drilled in Greenland, as well as from oceans around the world.

Grains of pollen from various plants can also tell us about this cooler period, which people who study climate prehistory call the Younger Dryas and which interrupted a warming trend after the last Ice Age. The term gets its name from a wildflower, Dryas octopetala. It can tolerate cold conditions and was common in parts of Europe 12,800 years ago. At about this time a number of animals became extinct. These included mammoths in Europe, large bison in North America, and giant sloths in South America.

The cause of this cooling event has been debated a great deal. One possibility, for instance, is that it relates to changes in oceanic circulation systems. In 2007 Richard Firestone and other American scientists presented a new hypothesis: that the cause was a cosmic impact like an asteroid or comet. The impact could have injected a lot of dust into the air, which might have reduced the amount of sunlight getting through the earth’s atmosphere. This might have affected plant growth and animals in the food chain.

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/19/2019

  1. I have a small news blog on the Russian-language network. Some articles, the links to which I post, are generally not in Russian. Yesterday I made a couple of articles about the murder of Indian politician Kamlesh Tiwari. (I found a reddit discussion). I thought: curious, did anyone else write about him?
    And what was my surprise that another link (besides me) was to the page of one Islamist, where the photo of the murdered Tivari was located without retouching (there are no such photos on the network) and then there was a note about retribution for insulting the prophet.
    The Ummah is more united than we can imagine.

  2. Re: “National Period Day”.

    I’m a mere male, but it seems to me that if young men with more testosterone than they can handle are not excused their misdeeds on these grounds, then women suffering from PMT/periods should not be given special consideration (other than empathy and support) either.

    If I’m wrong, then women should not be in any position of responsibility. I don’t believe this, but then I have no actual experience of living in a female body, so I’m open to argument.

  3. On the eve of the Canadian election held on Oct. 21 here’s how the seat count of the Liberals (Trudeau) and Conservatives (Scheer) by province/region shows up in polls as gathered by the website 338 CANADA, rounded off.Total number of seats per province in ( ).

    Northern Territories (3) : LIB 2…. CPC 1

    British Columbia (42) : LIB 10…. CPC 16.

    Alberta (34) : LIB : 0….CPC 33

    Manitoba/Saskatchewan (28) : LIB 4….CPC 21

    Ontario(121): LIB 68….CPC 40

    Quebec (78) : LIB 34….CPC 9 (Quebec’s very own separatist party Bloc Quebecois could get 33)

    Atlantic Provinces (32): LIB 25….CPC 5

    The Eastern provinces have more parliamentary seats than the Western provinces and are much more leftist liberal than the West. If Trudeau gets re-elected on Monday it will be because of that and NOT because all of Canada wanted it that way.

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