Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/22/2019

The Quebec separatist party Bloc Quebecois was the primary cause of Justin Trudeau’s failure to win the popular vote in yesterday’s parliamentary elections in Canada. The Bloc increased its number of seats in the House of Commons by more than 200%.

In other news, non-Muslims in Canberra are outraged by a public swimming pool’s decision to introduce gender segregation as demanded by Muslim immigrant groups.

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USA
» Chicago City Council Calls for Decriminalization of Magic Mushrooms
» Fear of Catastrophic Quake Grows in California as Dormant Fault Line Moves for 1st Time in 500yrs
» Hillary Laughs With Delight After Audience Member Suggests She Run for President
» If Donald Trump is Impeached, That Will be a Sign That All Hell is About to Break Loose in America
» Lawless Democrats Will No Longer Allow GOP Lawmakers to View Transcripts From Impeachment Hearings (Video)
» Left Has Big Plans to Take Out Trump Using Impeachment & a Straight-Up Coup
» Newt Gingrich: “I Don’t Think Mitt Romney Matters… I Think He is a Fossilized Element of a Party That is Disappearing” (Video)
» Proud Boys Members Get Prison for Brawl With Antifa Protesters
» Trump Brands Hillary and Russia Conspiracy Theorists as ‘Sick’
 
Canada
» “Stop the Lies”: Mural of Greta Thunberg Defaced in Canada
» Canadian Election Results 2019: A Riding-by-Riding Map of the Vote
» ‘It Was Really Unfair, ‘ Toronto Teen Says After Her Hong Kong-Themed Shoe Removed From Contest
» Justin Trudeau Wants to Censor the Internet if He Wins Re-Election
» Justin Trudeau Lost the Popular Vote. Will Outrage Ensue?
» Resurgent Quebec Separatist Party Rattles Canada Election, Helps Strip Trudeau of Majority
 
Europe and the EU
» British MP Lobbies Poland to Defy EU ‘Mafia Cartel’ And Block Brexit Delay
» Budapest’s New Left-Wing Globalist Mayor Invites Soros Back to Hungary
» EU Parliament Refuses to Debate Catalonia
» France: 27 Police Officers Reported for Radicalization After Paris Attack
» German Intelligence Chief: Green Movement Infiltrated by Left-Wing Extremists
» Man Shot by Norwegian Police After Driving Into Crowd With Stolen Ambulance
» Study Finds the Wealthy & Celebrities Aren’t Changing Their Flying Habits to Reduce CO2 Emissions
» U.S. State Dept Pushes EU Expansion Despite Trump Backing Brexit, Sovereign States
» UK: ‘I Can’t Think Properly’: Assange Fight Back Tears and Struggles to Say Own Name as He Appears in Court Over US Extradition
» UK: Johnson Aims to Push Through Brexit Deal, MPs Forecast to Approve
» UK: Pound, Stocks Slide as Plan for Whirlwind Brexit-Deal Votes Defeated
» UK: Sexual Assaults on Trains Nearly Double in Five Years
» Vatican Denies Book’s Near-Bankruptcy Claim
» Will Spain’s Latest Attempt to Extradite Carles Puigdemont Succeed?
 
Middle East
» Iraqi Security Forces Killed 149 Protesters, Most by Shots to Head, Chest: Government Inquiry
» Protests in Lebanon Are Entering Their Sixth Day. See How the Extraordinary Revolt is Unfolding
» Russian & Syrian Forces to Deploy to Northeastern Syria Outside Turkey Operation Zone — Putin-Erdogan Agreement
 
South Asia
» Six New Species of Lizards Discovered From India
 
Far East
» China Destroys Megachurch During Worship Service
» How Hong Kong Protests Are Inspiring Movements Worldwide
 
Australia — Pacific
» Clinton Foundation Bilked $130 Million From Australia — After 2016 Election Directors Fled Country From Headquarters Housed in a Shack on a Dirt Road Outside Melbourne
» Most Australians Say ISIS Brides and Their Children Shouldn’t be Allowed to Come Home
» Mother-of-Seven Who’s Pregnant With Her Eighth Child Begs to be Released From Jail After Kidnapping Two of Her Children From State Care
» Pakistani Taxi Driver Who Came to Australia for a Better Life After His Parents Were Killed by the Taliban is Jailed for Molesting Drunk Female Passengers
» ‘They Don’t Fear Authority, They Seek Notoriety’: Melbourne Police Arrest Forty Youths After a Spate of Violent Robberies and Invasions Across the City
» Tradie on a Smoko Break ‘Accidentally Sets Alight’ New $700 Million Auckland Convention Centre — as Firefighters Desperately Try to Tame Raging Blaze
» Woman Attacks Female Firefighter When She Rejects Her Invitation to ‘Join the Party’ For a Threesome With Another Woman Near a Bushfire
 
Immigration
» Australia: Fury as Popular Public Swimming Pool Introduces Gender Segregation in Response to Requests From Migrant Groups
» SNP: Scotland Needs ‘More Migration’ To Replace Declining ‘Native Population’
» UK Population Set to Hit 70M in Just Over a Decade, Three-Quarters Driven by Migration
 
Culture Wars
» Abortion and Same-Sex Marriage Become Legal in Northern Ireland
» Air Canada to Its Passengers: ‘Screw You’
» Catholics Steal Pope’s Heretic Pagan Fertility Statues, Dump Them in River
» Intense Pressure From Transgender Activists, Procter & Gamble Will Remove the Symbol for Woman From Their ‘Always’ Menstrual Products Because ‘It’s Offensive’
» Italy: Faithful Catholics Throw Amazonian Idols Displayed in the Vatican Into the Tiber River
» Nick Cave Slams ‘Woke’ Culture as an Assault on Free Speech
» Texas Jury Rules Against Father Trying to Save His 7-Year-Old Son From Gender Transition (Video)
» Texas Jury Rules Seven-Year-Old Boy Can Undergo ‘Gender Transitioning’
» Transgender Activist Jessica Yaniv Loses ‘Brazilian Wax’ Lawsuit in Canada
 

Chicago City Council Calls for Decriminalization of Magic Mushrooms

Chicago could become the third major U.S. city to decriminalize naturally psychedelic plants and fungi, and the largest city to do so.

On Oct. 16, the Chicago City Council unanimously passed a resolution expressing support for advancing the conversation around organically psychoactive plants, known as “entheogenics.” The resolution calls for research on the potential of the plants as an alternative treatment to pharmaceutical drugs for ailments ranging from headaches to PTSD, and pledges support for adult use of the substances. The most commonly recognizable are psilocybin-containing fungi, commonly referred to as “magic mushrooms.”

Chicago Ald. Brian Hopkins, 2nd Ward, sponsored the resolution, which recommends that law enforcement reduce its focus on pursuing criminal cases involving organic psychedelics to “amongst the lowest priority.”

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

Fear of Catastrophic Quake Grows in California as Dormant Fault Line Moves for 1st Time in 500yrs

The southern San Andreas Fault experiences major quakes roughly every 150 years

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hillary Laughs With Delight After Audience Member Suggests She Run for President

Hillary Clinton laughed with delight when a member of the audience at an event in Oregon suggested she run for president.

The former first lady and her daughter Chelsea were at Portland’s Revolution Hall on Saturday to promote their new book about “gutsy women.”

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

If Donald Trump is Impeached, That Will be a Sign That All Hell is About to Break Loose in America

We are headed down a road that is going to tear this country apart.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Lawless Democrats Will No Longer Allow GOP Lawmakers to View Transcripts From Impeachment Hearings (Video)

Speaker Pelosi and the lawless Democrats are running a historic scam on the American people. For the first time in US history Democrat leaders are running a sham impeachment — that was NEVER voted on in the US House of Representatives — and they are holding the entire proceeding in a secret secluded room away from public viewing and away from cameras.

Democrats refuse to allow Republicans ANY CONSIDERATION in the entire process. They will not allow Republicans to call ANY witnesses. Democrats are only leaking tidbits that help them to the media. And Democrats are NOT EVEN CALLING on their main witness — a partisan anti-Trump CIA officer who was spying on President Trump in the White House and who has NO DIRECT KNOWLEDGE of the president’s specific phone call to the Ukrainian leader. The leaker’s only evidence is hearsay that has already been debunked by the released transcript of the phone call.

And now this… Democrats are already losing their battle with the truth and with the public. Americans know they are hiding and lying. Every top swing vote state, by wide margins, do not approve of this sham impeachment process of President Trump.

Democrats are so worried that they will not be able to control the narrative to their criminal operation that they now are refusing to allow Republican lawmakers to view the transcripts from the impeachment proceedings!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Left Has Big Plans to Take Out Trump Using Impeachment & a Straight-Up Coup

Find out their next moves & how to counter them HERE

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Newt Gingrich: “I Don’t Think Mitt Romney Matters… I Think He is a Fossilized Element of a Party That is Disappearing” (Video)

Newt initially held back but then went off on Romney and his position in current political culture.

Newt Gingrich: The truth is I don’t pay attention to Mitt Romney. I don’t think Mitt Romney matters in the long run of American political history. He certainly does not matter in a Donald Trump Republican Party. I think he is a fossilized element of a party that is disappearing. It doesn’t offend me.

That had to hurt, Mr. Delecto!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Proud Boys Members Get Prison for Brawl With Antifa Protesters

A Manhattan judge Tuesday sentenced two members of the right-wing Proud Boys group to four years in prison for pummeling leftist Antifa members during a brawl on the Upper East Side.

Justice Mark Dwyer gave Maxwell Hare, 27, and John Kinsman, 40, terms that were six months above the minimum for the caught-on-camera skirmish near the Metropolitan Republican Club after Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes delivered a speech.

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

Trump Brands Hillary and Russia Conspiracy Theorists as ‘Sick’

Defends Gabbard: ‘She’s not a Russian agent’

President Trump called Hillary Clinton ‘sick’ Monday and defended Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard against Clinton’s baseless accusation that the Hawaii Rep. is a ‘Russian asset’.

“She’s accusing everyone of being a Russian agent,” Trump said of Clinton when taking questions from reporters following a cabinet meeting.

“Anybody that is opposed to her is a Russian agent,” Trump said, adding “That’s the scam that was pretty much put down.”

“These people are sick. There’s something wrong with them,” Trump continued, referring to Clinton and others who have repeatedly parroted Russia collusion conspiracy theories.

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

“Stop the Lies”: Mural of Greta Thunberg Defaced in Canada

A mural of eco-activist Greta Thunberg was defaced in Edmonton, Alberta, with the vandal telling Thunberg to stop lecturing him on how to live his life.

The original mural portrayed Greta during her infamous “how dare you” rant in at the UN in September.

However, it lasted just a few days before being defaced by a vandal who spray painted over it the words, “Stop the lies: This is oil country.”

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

Canadian Election Results 2019: A Riding-by-Riding Map of the Vote

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals will form a minority government despite the fact that Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives won the popular vote.

[Comment: Scroll down to see national map of election results for last few elections.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘It Was Really Unfair, ‘ Toronto Teen Says After Her Hong Kong-Themed Shoe Removed From Contest

A Toronto teen is finding out just how controversial making an artistic statement about the unrest in Hong Kong can be: her shoe design garnered hundreds of thousands of votes, but suddenly disappeared from an online contest.

Naomi So’s family has roots in the former British colony that the 17-year-old has visited several times, so she decided to create a Hong Kong-themed shoe for the Custom Culture design contest held by Vans — an American manufacturer of skateboarding and other footwear and apparel.

“My mom and dad have been keeping up with the Hong Kong news, and from that I became interested and researched more on what was happening,” she told CBC Toronto.

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

Justin Trudeau Wants to Censor the Internet if He Wins Re-Election

The king of blackface will get to decide what is considered “hate speech.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Justin Trudeau Lost the Popular Vote. Will Outrage Ensue?

North of the border, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party will form a new government despite being a minority that captured not even one-third of the nation’s votes (33.1 percent). Conservative leader Andrew Scheer must concede defeat despite his party having won 34.4 percent of the vote, or 240,000 votes more than Trudeau.

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

Resurgent Quebec Separatist Party Rattles Canada Election, Helps Strip Trudeau of Majority

OTTAWA (Reuters) — A Quebec separatist party that softened its demands for independence reaped the reward on Monday, mounting a remarkable comeback in Canada’s election that helped deprive Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of a majority.

The Bloc Quebecois, revitalized under new leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, jumped to 32 seats from 10 seats in the predominantly French-speaking province, according to provisional results. Quebec accounts for 78 seats in the House of Commons, second only to Ontario.

“We have come far but we will go further,” Blanchet told jubilant supporters in the early hours of Tuesday.

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

British MP Lobbies Poland to Defy EU ‘Mafia Cartel’ And Block Brexit Delay

British-Polish Conservative MP Daniel Kawczynski has urged Poland to defy the “mafia cartel” EU and veto a delay to Brexit.

British parliamentarians are currently debating Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB). If the bill is defeated, the legal default position is to leave in a clean-break Brexit on October 31st.

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

Budapest’s New Left-Wing Globalist Mayor Invites Soros Back to Hungary

The first action the new left-wing globalist mayor of Budapest has taken since being elected has been to allow George Soros’s Central European University (CEU) to stay in the Hungarian capital.

Last year, CEU had planned to move its degree programs to Vienna after the Hungarian government passed a law in 2017 that declared the university could no longer issue US diplomas alongside Hungarian ones.

On Sunday, Hungary’s opposition parties banded together in a coalition that managed defeated the Fidesz party in local elections across several cities, the most consequential of which was Hungary’s capital city, Budapest. Parties that have been ideologically opposed to one another in the past came together as one just to barely beat Viktor Orban’s party in several local elections.

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

EU Parliament Refuses to Debate Catalonia

The European Parliament rejected on Monday to hold a debate on the situation in Catalonia while gathering this week in Strasbourg. The Spanish region has been marred by civil unrest for the past week after the Spanish supreme court sent nine Catalan leaders to prison. The proposal on holding a debate on Catalonia was tabled by the leftist Gue group and the Greens, but rejected by 299 votes against 118.

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

France: 27 Police Officers Reported for Radicalization After Paris Attack

Since the terrorist attack at Police HQ of Paris earlier this month, 27 police officers from the Paris prefecture alone have been reported radicalization.

The news comes as reports of radicalization among police have skyrocketed in recent times, French broadcaster BFM TV report.

On October 3rd, four police officers were stabbed to death at police headquarters in Paris by a police IT expert, whose office colleagues failed to notify their superiors about unsettling changes in his behavior.

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

German Intelligence Chief: Green Movement Infiltrated by Left-Wing Extremists

Hamburg’s domestic intelligence boss Torsten Voss has alerted the German establishment to left-wing extremists infiltrating their ranks.

Those on the extreme left have used “socially broadly-accepted or widely-discussed issues in order to come into contact with establishment initiatives to establish their anti-constitutional positions,” Voss told journalists from Die Welt.

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

Man Shot by Norwegian Police After Driving Into Crowd With Stolen Ambulance

At least two people were injured Tuesday in Norway’s capital city of Oslo, struck by an ambulance stolen by an armed man who was injured when police opened fire to stop him.

Police said those struck by the ambulance included a woman with a stroller and an elderly couple. The woman and her baby were taken to a hospital.

Police also said they were looking for a woman who “looks drunk” and may have been involved in the incident.

“We are in control of the ambulance that was stolen,” Oslo police tweeted. “Shots were fired to stop him. He is not in critical condition…

           — Hat tip: Vlad Tepes [Return to headlines]
 

Study Finds the Wealthy & Celebrities Aren’t Changing Their Flying Habits to Reduce CO2 Emissions

A new study by Swedish academics has found that most wealthy people and celebrities are not changing their flying habits to help reduce climate change, with some responsible for a thousand times more CO2 emissions than the average.

Imagine my shock.

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

U.S. State Dept Pushes EU Expansion Despite Trump Backing Brexit, Sovereign States

The U.S. Department of State told Breitbart London it respects the sovereignty of European states after appearing to swerve from President Donald Trump’s long-standing commitment to Brexit and independent nation-states by publicly backing the further expansion of the European Union.

State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus leapt to defend the President of the European Council, neoliberal globalist Donald Tusk on Friday, giving her support to a then-pending decision on inviting Albania and North Macedonia to join the European Union as new member-states.

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

UK: ‘I Can’t Think Properly’: Assange Fight Back Tears and Struggles to Say Own Name as He Appears in Court Over US Extradition

Julian Assange appeared to fight back tears and said “I can’t think properly” as he faced court to fight extradition to the US.

The WikiLeaks founder also mumbled, paused and stuttered as he confirmed his name and date of birth at the beginning of the start of a case management hearing in London on Monday.

The American government is seeking to extradite the 48-year-old to prosecute him over the leak of hundreds of thousands of classified documents.

[Comment: Article dated Oct 21, 2019.]

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

UK: Johnson Aims to Push Through Brexit Deal, MPs Forecast to Approve

Analysts predict MPs could back Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill, with the prime minister pushing to have all legislation passed to allow for Brexit by October 31st.

The Conservative government has published its 110-page Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) which it hopes to pass in the next three days, to keep the Brexit process on schedule.

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

UK: Pound, Stocks Slide as Plan for Whirlwind Brexit-Deal Votes Defeated

Update 4 (2:35AMET): After getting off to a strong start with a wide margin of victory for the second reading of the withdrawal bill, Johnson has lost the critical motion program, 308-322.

That means Johnson’s plan to fast-track the passage of his withdrawal agreement bill has been defeated, meaning he will rely on Brussels to approve a brief extension to pass his withdrawal plan during a more “reasonable timetable.”

Though the pound plunged, Johnson sounded optimistic in his post-vote remarks, noting the significance of the fact that Parliament has finally voted in favor of a Brexit deal for the first time.

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

UK: Sexual Assaults on Trains Nearly Double in Five Years

Reports of sexual assaults on trains in Britain have nearly doubled in the past five years, with the vast majority of perpetrators escaping justice.

In 2018, staff and passengers reported 2,628 cases of sexual assault, nearly doubling the 1,402 cases that were recorded five years ago, the Mirror reports.

An average of seven sex crimes were reported per day, while children were the victims in 215 separate cases.

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

Vatican Denies Book’s Near-Bankruptcy Claim

An investigative author’s claim that the Vatican is close to “bankruptcy” has been denied by two leading Vatican bishops. One, Archbishop Nunzio Galantino said there was “only a need for a spending review.”

Galantino, head of the Vatican’s de-facto central bank, told Avvenire newspaper that a current deficit stemmed from one-off expenses to avert the closure of a Vatican hospital and the potential loss of employees’ jobs.

He also denied the existence of “ghost” accounts, warning in Avvenire, issued by the Italian bishops’ conference, against “fictionalized” depictions akin to the thriller “Da Vinci Code.”

“There’s no bankruptcy or default here. There’s only a need for a spending review,” insisted Galantino, who heads the Vatican’s bank-like entity APSA (Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See).

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]
 

Will Spain’s Latest Attempt to Extradite Carles Puigdemont Succeed?

Carles Puigdemont, the former President of Catalonia, is wanted by Spain for calling a referendum and subsequently declaring Catalonia’s independence in 2017, against Madrid’s wishes. He has since been wanted on charges of misuse of public funds and sedition. However, this is not the first extradition request, in the form of a European Arrest Warrant, but rather the third. On two previous occasions Spain withdrew its requests, as procedures were not going its way. The first one, issued in 2017, was ultimately revoked as there were indications Belgian judges would rule out dual criminality for the crime of sedition. A similar scenario unfolded in 2018, after Puigdemont had been arrested in Germany and extradition was granted only for the lesser crime of misuse of public funds, Spain once again revoked its request.

While this third request will largely revolve around the same legal questions, it raises a number of additional questions and concerns as the landscape has changed drastically, both legally and politically.

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

Iraqi Security Forces Killed 149 Protesters, Most by Shots to Head, Chest: Government Inquiry

BAGHDAD (Reuters) — An Iraqi government committee investigating a wave of unrest found that 149 civilians were killed because security forces used excessive force and live fire to quell protests, according to its report, seen by Reuters.

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

Protests in Lebanon Are Entering Their Sixth Day. See How the Extraordinary Revolt is Unfolding

High, cement blast walls surrounding the United Nations offices in central Beirut are covered with anti-government graffiti. “Down with the rule of the mafia,” is spray-painted next to the word “revolution.” The names of every member of the Lebanese parliament are on the blast wall. The word “thief” is written below each name. Nearby, a crowd chants the same, “ thieves, thieves.”

Lebanese protesters say their politicians have stolen tens, or even hundreds, of billions of dollars from them, aided by laws that allow bank secrecy. Hundreds of thousands of them have taken to the streets over the last six days, in the biggest protests to sweep the country in over a decade. Here’s what to know.

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

Russian & Syrian Forces to Deploy to Northeastern Syria Outside Turkey Operation Zone — Putin-Erdogan Agreement

Russian military police and Syrian servicemen will be deployed to northeastern Syria, while Turkey’s operation ‘Peace Spring’ will continue in a limited area, presidents Putin and Erdogan have agreed after lengthy talks.

Moscow understands the reasons behind the ongoing Turkish military incursion into Syria, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said, though he stressed it must not play into the hands of terrorists and that the territorial integrity of Syria must be preserved. Ultimately, the country must be freed from all “illegal foreign military presence,” the president added, reiterating Moscow’s long-time position.

The almost-seven-hour-long talks in Sochi, Russia between Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan were focused on the situation in Syria, particularly the ongoing offensive in its northeastern region.

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

Six New Species of Lizards Discovered From India

The Western Ghats are home to a remarkable diversity of floral and faunal groups, with a high degree of endemism. Geckos are no exception to this phenomenon and many groups with diverse evolutionary origins inhabit these mountains.

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

China Destroys Megachurch During Worship Service

Communist regime returning to Mao-era ‘aspirations’

Communist Chinese authorities began destroying a church building that seats 3,000 during a worship service Friday.

The U.S.-based group ChinaAid said the pastors of the church in Funan, Anhui province, were detained over the weekend.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

How Hong Kong Protests Are Inspiring Movements Worldwide

From blocking airports to using encrypted messaging apps, the tactics used by anti-government demonstrators in Hong Kong have been increasingly adopted by protesters in places like Indonesia and Catalonia.

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

Clinton Foundation Bilked $130 Million From Australia — After 2016 Election Directors Fled Country From Headquarters Housed in a Shack on a Dirt Road Outside Melbourne

The Clinton Foundation reportedly milked over $130 million from Australians over the past couple decades. After the 2016 election, Clinton Foundation directors in Australia bailed and left the Australian headquarters — a shack on a dirt road outside Melbourne. An Internet sleuth posted an incredible story regarding the Clinton Foundation in Australia. The story is another shocking example of the corrupt sham that the Clintons used to pillage individuals and countries around the world.

The story begins with the author noting the connections between Alexander Downer and Spygate —

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Most Australians Say ISIS Brides and Their Children Shouldn’t be Allowed to Come Home

Some 20 Australian women and 46 children are stranded in refugee camps in northern Syria following the defeat of ISIS.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Mother-of-Seven Who’s Pregnant With Her Eighth Child Begs to be Released From Jail After Kidnapping Two of Her Children From State Care

The mother, 23, with her partner took their two sons aged three and six during a visit to a South Australian Child Protection Department office during October last year.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Pakistani Taxi Driver Who Came to Australia for a Better Life After His Parents Were Killed by the Taliban is Jailed for Molesting Drunk Female Passengers

A taxi driver has been jailed for molesting two drunk female passengers he picked up from a nightclub in Toowoomba, Queensland.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

‘They Don’t Fear Authority, They Seek Notoriety’: Melbourne Police Arrest Forty Youths After a Spate of Violent Robberies and Invasions Across the City

Police arrested teenagers as young as 15 during a series of raids across Melbourne and Geelong on Monday.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Tradie on a Smoko Break ‘Accidentally Sets Alight’ New $700 Million Auckland Convention Centre — as Firefighters Desperately Try to Tame Raging Blaze

Fire crews have been working tirelessly to tame the raging fire that broke out at the new $700 million building in central Auckland, near the iconic Sky Tower, on Tuesday afternoon.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Woman Attacks Female Firefighter When She Rejects Her Invitation to ‘Join the Party’ For a Threesome With Another Woman Near a Bushfire

Ruth Madison, 32, grabbed the firefighter by her jacket with both hands and yelled in her face ‘I’m going to get my family to bash you’ after they walked past the campfire romp in Charters Towers.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Australia: Fury as Popular Public Swimming Pool Introduces Gender Segregation in Response to Requests From Migrant Groups

Canberra Olympic Pool brought in new program earlier this month after a series of demands from the city’s Muslim community.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

SNP: Scotland Needs ‘More Migration’ To Replace Declining ‘Native Population’

Scottish National Party (SNP) Westminster leader Ian Blackford backed the Free Movement migration regime and said Scotland actually needs even more migrants, to replace its “declining population”.

“Scotland relies on the skills and labour that the EU offers for its economic growth,” Blackford claimed, without providing evidence, during a parliamentary debate on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal.

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UK Population Set to Hit 70M in Just Over a Decade, Three-Quarters Driven by Migration

By mid-2028, the population of the UK is set to increase by three million to 69.4 million, primarily driven by immigration.

According to projections published on Monday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 73 per cent of the growth is predicted to be due to the net international immigration of 2.2 million people. Less than one-third, 27 per cent, of the increase will be due to natural population growth (more births than deaths).

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Abortion and Same-Sex Marriage Become Legal in Northern Ireland

Women in Northern Ireland gained the legal right to abortions from midnight on Monday. Same-sex marriage will also be legalised early next year under new legislation, introduced from Westminster. The legislation took effect automatically because a 21 October deadline was passed without Northern Ireland’s devolved government being re-formed and able to take its own decision.

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Air Canada to Its Passengers: ‘Screw You’

Air Canada announced last week that it will no longer use the phrase “ladies and gentlemen” on board its flights. The policy is part of a “commitment to respect sexual identity, diversity, and inclusion,” the company said in an internal memo.

Instead of the gender-specific “ladies and gentlemen” (and “mesdames et messieurs” — all announcements on Air Canada are in English and French), flight attendants are to address passengers as “everybody” and “tout le monde.”

LGBTQ groups are delighted.

Most other people are not.

Needless to say, Air Canada never polled its passengers or its employees. The left believes in democracy only when it wins a popular vote. When it loses a popular vote, it regards democracy as defective. A perfect example is the attempt by the left in Britain and the rest of Europe to overturn the British people’s vote in favor of leaving the European Union (also known as Brexit). Because the left lost, it regards that exercise in democracy as invalid.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Catholics Steal Pope’s Heretic Pagan Fertility Statues, Dump Them in River

Angered at Pope Francis’ apparent worship of false gods and idols, a crack team of angry true Catholics have slipped into a Roman church and made off with a collection of pagan Amazonian statues, before dumping them in the River Tiber.

In a video apparently filmed in the early hours of the morning and posted by Catholic news site LifeSite News, a pair of worshippers rise from the pews of Rome’s Santa Maria in Traspontina Church near St. Peter’s Basilica, remove several carved wooden statues of a topless pregnant woman, proceed outside to the Castel Sant’Angelo, salute a statue of Archangel Michael, and chuck the figurines into the Tiber River below.

“This was done for only one reason: Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, his Blessed Mother, and everybody who follows Christ, are being attacked by members of our own Church,” one of the men said in a statement, before lapsing into Latin and concluding “Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat!”

The men’s bizarre heist was not without warning.

Earlier this month, Pope Francis received the statues as a gift from Amazonian indigenous leaders, who participated in a tree-planting ceremony in the Vatican Gardens. To the pontiff, it was an opportunity to deliver a sermon on climate change, with the tree planted in “soil from the Amazon…bathed in the blood of those who have died fighting its destruction.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Intense Pressure From Transgender Activists, Procter & Gamble Will Remove the Symbol for Woman From Their ‘Always’ Menstrual Products Because ‘It’s Offensive’

PROCTER & Gamble is a multinational consumer goods corporation headquartered in the USA. It is unlikely that there is a British household which does not use its products. P&G sells washing powder, razors, shampoo . . . it sells Head & Shoulders, Tampax, Gillette, Olay, Old Spice. You get the picture — you have the products. You can browse the full range here.

One of P&G’s brands is Always menstrual products. Yesterday the Mail on Sunday reported that, under pressure from the transgender lobby, Always will be changing its packaging. According to the Mail, a transgender activist named Ben Saunders contacted ‘The Always Team’ in June because he was offended by use of the female symbol on Always products. Apparently the use of this symbol discriminates against transgender customers. Now, according to the Mail, the Always marketing team has responded to him saying ‘We are glad to inform you that as of December we will use a wrapper design without the feminine symbol’ and adding ‘We are absolutely grateful for having people like you voicing their opinions.’

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Faithful Catholics Throw Amazonian Idols Displayed in the Vatican Into the Tiber River

The Amazon Synod has been full of scandal. It started when the opening ceremony in the Vatican garden was full of earth worship and what appeared to be idol worship happening right in front of the pope with his blessing. One doesn’t have to be an art major to recognize ancient fertility goddesses.

The ensuing outrage that occurred among traditional Catholics went unanswered by Rome. In the face of this silence, unidentified Catholics took matters into their own hands and walked into the church next to St. Peter’s where the images were displayed and removed them and threw them into the Tiber.

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

Nick Cave Slams ‘Woke’ Culture as an Assault on Free Speech

Music legend says it’s self-righteous and suppresses contrary systems of thought.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Texas Jury Rules Against Father Trying to Save His 7-Year-Old Son From Gender Transition (Video)

A Texas jury ruled against Jeffrey Younger this week in his court case to save his 7-year-old son from gender “transition.”

The mother of 7-year-old James wants to start the boy on puberty blockers and eventually cross-sex hormones. Dr. Anne Georgulus will continue to transition her son into “Luna.”

Jeffrey Younger told Russia Today, “Nothing is going to stop my from defending my son.”

Matt Walsh @MattWalshBlog

I can’t get over this case in Texas. A mother decided that her 7 year old boy is really a girl because he liked the movie Frozen. The husband insisted that he’s a boy. Courts got involved. Jury just ruled that, yes, the boy is a girl and he will now be “transitioned” into one.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Texas Jury Rules Seven-Year-Old Boy Can Undergo ‘Gender Transitioning’

When I was seven years old, I was convinced I was Batman. I read every Batman comic I could find. I watched the old Batman TV show every day after school. I ran around the house with a beach towel tucked into the neck of my t-shirt like a cape, pretending I was saving Gotham City from the Joker and the Penguin. My bicycle was really a Batcycle, and I had to go to school every day as part of my secret identity. In my seven-year-old mind, I really was Batman.

In reality, I was not Batman. I’m still not, and I never will be. It was just a fantasy.

Little kids have vivid imaginations. But that’s all it is: imagination. It’s not real. Little boys (and girls) aren’t superheroes, and little girls (and boys) aren’t princesses. They’re just little boys and girls. They’re just playing. Sane parents understand this.

The ones who aren’t sane, however, try to mutilate their own children and turn them into something they’re not. That’s what a mother is trying to do to her child right now in Dallas, Texas, and a jury just backed her up

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

Transgender Activist Jessica Yaniv Loses ‘Brazilian Wax’ Lawsuit in Canada

A Canadian official ruled against Jessica Yaniv, the transgender Canadian plaintiff who had accused three women of unfair “discrimination” when they declined to give his testicles a “Brazilian wax” treatment.

But the official minimized the damage to Canada’s pro-transgender laws by suggesting that women may need to provide the sexually intimate service to male bodies if they have been trained for the task.

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

11 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/22/2019

  1. Hillary is having more fun destroying the mind and very soul of Julian Assange. He needs to come here to the USA to have a jury find him NOT GUILTY, before the Brit judges kill him!

  2. Re If Donald Trump Is Impeached…
    A growing segment of conservatives see a hot civil war 2.0 as inevitable. I get the sense the Dems’ goal is to simply keep provoking the GOP and Trump until one of several things happens, either the GOP as a whole reacts viscerally, with pockets of violence; or Trump is steadily more isolated, then the Dem leaders do a backroom deal with the GOP to guarantee a Senate vote for impeachment; or provoke a public reaction against the impeachment stalemate, with AstroTurf selective violence at a Trump rally to tar Trump supporters, and then general national chaos ensues.

    Trump supporters are wise to the corrupt antics of Dems though, and will counteract any such moves. I think Trump sees how untenable the USAs future is with such a lawless Democratic Party. He doesn’t want civil war of course, but living in the socialist hell-hole the Dems are now creating is far far worse than war. Forced to choose between stepping aside to give the Dems what they want, or take the grassroots right, Trump-supporting, patriotic America to war, to save America, absolutely he’ll do the latter.

    Also, the left needs to be destroyed, not just bloodied, destroyed. He knows that. He can see what’ll happen to conservative Americans, and he can’t abdicate that responsibility to prevent that. Last, the hate is a boil that needs lancing, otherwise it’ll poison the country terminally.

    The Dems want stop. Trump won’t back down. The grass roots right is eager as hell for this fight. For decades they’ve taken the left’s humiliation and contempt. It seems about 65% probable the US will end up in a hot internal war. Many foreign conservatives will come to the US to join in, b/c we’ve all suffered under the leftist jackboot, for decades.

  3. “Transgender Activist Jessica Yaniv Loses ‘Brazilian Wax’ Lawsuit in Canada” thank God! This part, however: “But the official minimized the damage to Canada’s pro-transgender laws by suggesting that women may need to provide the sexually intimate service to male bodies if they have been trained for the task.” that’s disturbing. Since when am I not allowed to choose who I’m going to give my services to? I don’t think wellness and cosmetics establishment are like doctors, wowing to treat everyone equally. If a female wants to work with female clients only, then that’s her choice. And it doesn’t even exclude transsexual women, because you can’t really tell the difference after they’ve transitioned. Sure, they’re often pretty tall, but I know tall and chunky women who were born that way. And every sane person won’t expose themselves to something like waxing during their transition. If they do, then, unless the one doing it is a close friend or something, there’s some underlying mental problem that hasn’t been adressed or they’re simply a predator like Yaniv.

  4. “The first action the new left-wing globalist mayor of Budapest has taken since being elected has been to allow George Soros’s Central European University (CEU) to stay in the Hungarian capital.” Someone please explain to me how a city can decide above a state-given law? Brno in Czechia tried to do the same, they have a leftist government that wanted to bring in migrants despite the state refusing them. I just don’t see how a mayor can support an organisation banned by the government.

  5. That 7 year old boy is being misgendered by the sick mom. This is actual abuse, not a case of unacceptable correct labelling.

  6. Let the flight attendants use this phrase: “Comrade passengers”

    In our country, the phrase “Ladies and Gentlemen” was canceled in 1917, the word “comrades” in 1991 and now no one knows how to contact whom. There is a “Devushka/Girl” call on duty, usually they address a woman like that until she looks like “Babushka/grandmother”.
    Such a mess.

  7. Russian folk numbers banned at the festival of national cultures at a school in Voronezh (Russian 95.5%)

    This formulation was allowed by the deputy director of Lyceum No. 5.

    In the group of the Voronezh lyceum No. 5 “VKontakte”, a post appeared on behalf of the deputy director Yulia Mikhailovna Babakova, in which she reports on the festival of national cultures “We are different, but we are together!”. Judging by the text, students of secondary schools of the Soviet district of Voronezh can take part in it.

    True, the festival participants were banned from performing Russian folk numbers.

    “Participants present one artistic number of any nationality (except Russian),” the post says.

     More details: http://bloknot-voronezh.ru/news/russkie-narodnye-nomera-zapretili-na-festivale-nats-1153904

  8. Could there be a potential for secession in the glorious people’s republic of Canadastan?
    That is so delicious the clash of equal rights plus versus the rights of Muslims in the people’s collective swimming pool.
    Maybe the West has grown just too stupid for freedom to continue.

    • In the election 157 Liberals (out of 338 seats) were elected.
      Ontario elected the most Liberal seats at 79. Of that total 50 came from the Greater Toronto area and the GTA-905 surrounding area, while 7 were from Ottawa (out of a total of 8).
      Quebec elected 35 Liberals, of which 16 were from Montreal.
      The four Atlantic provinces elected 26 Liberals (out of 32)
      British Columbia elected 11 Liberals out of 42 seats. All 11 came from the Greater Vancouver area.
      Manitoba elected 4 Liberals (out of 14), all from Winnipeg.
      Add it up : 88 of the 157 seats came from 5 of the largest cities in Canada,with 26 spread out in the smaller Atlantic provinces.
      None of the other larger cities in Western Canada – Victoria,Calgary,Edmonton,Saskatoon or Regina elected any Liberals. Victoria, being on the left-coast went NDP or Green but rejected Trudeau’s Liberals. The other cities pretty much went Conservative as did their provinces.
      The Bloc Quebecois certainly cut into the Liberals count in Quebec but the really big story is the fuelling of anti-East feelings in the Western provinces especially in Alberta and Saskatchewan with talk of separation from the country.
      I heard something that those Conservatives in Ontario, outside of the sphere of Toronto and Ottawa, and also unhappy with the election results are starting some movement to protest the big cities in the province.
      Trudeau,now with a minority government and facing unrest in various parts of the country , might not make it through another four years without having to resort to another election.He can crow about “unity from coast-to coast” all he wants but he will find out otherwise. Next year should be quite interesting for the USA AND Canada.

  9. Results of the Conservative (CPC), Liberal (LIB)and NDP seats by province in the 2019 Canadian federal election:
    Northern Territories (3): CPC 0 LIB 2 NDP 1
    British Columbia (42) : CPC 17 LIB 11 NDP 11, plus 2 Green & 1 Independent
    Alberta (34): CPC 33 LIB 0 NDP 1
    Saskatchewan (14): CPC 14
    Manitoba (14): CPC 7 LIB 4 NDP 3
    Ontario (121): CPC 36 LIB 79 NDP 6
    Quebec (78): CPC 10 LIB 35 NDP 1 , Plus 32 Bloc Quebecois
    Atlantic Provinces (32): CPC 4 LIB 26 NDP 1 GREEN 1

    The sole Liberal seat in Saskatchewan held by Ralph Goodale, a prominent minister in Trudeau’s cabinet, was lost to a Conservative by 16 points.
    The Western provinces (104 seats) elected 71 Conservatives and 15 Liberals
    compared to the
    Eastern Provinces ( 231 seats) which elected 50 Conservatives and 140 Liberals.
    While the Liberals got a minority government they no doubt will be backed up by the NDP.

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