Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/13/2019

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is reconsidering her decision not to run for president again next year. Mrs. Clinton said in an interview that she feels it is her responsibility to retire Donald Trump.

In other news, in the Bolivian Senate supporters of self-proclaimed President Jeanine Anez and those of deposed President Evo Morales contended with each other while violent demonstrations continued in the streets of La Paz.

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USA
» Code Brown: California Poo Situation Upgraded to ‘Hot Diarrhea’ Attacks; Urinating in Public OK
» Facebook Bug Accesses iPhone’s Camera While User Scrolls Through News Feed
» Feds Launch Investigation Into Google’s Secretive “Project Nightingale”
» Google Fires an Employee for Leaking Documents to the Media and Puts 2 Others on Leave (Goog, Googl)
» Hillary: ‘I Want to Retire Trump’; ‘I Feel a Sense of Responsibility’
» In a Twist of Fate, Ant Expert Discovers Distinct New Species in His Own Backyard
» Judge Alexandra Smoots-Thomas Suspended Following Federal Indictment
» Out Sick: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Misses Arguments After Two Cancer Scares in One Year
 
Canada
» Bloc Head: Blanchet Mocks Wexit Movement
» Canadian TV Host Calls Hockey Players ‘White Boys’ And ‘Bullies’, Sparks Backlash
 
Europe and the EU
» “Europe is Dying” — 50,000 Polish ‘Patriots’ March to Save Country From “Disastrous European Union”
» British World War Hero Falsely Accused in Bungled Sex Crime ‘Witch-Hunt’ Dies Aged 95
» Catalan Party to Support New Spanish Coalition
» China Tells British Museum to Return Elgin Marbles Historical Treasures to Greece
» Controversial Commission Portfolio Name Changed
» EU Army: Ursula Von Der Leyen Demands Huge 30 Percent Rise in Foreign Policy Budget
» Finland: Somali-Born Politician Apologizes for Faking Racist Hate Crime
» France: One-Third of Young Prostitutes in Paris No-Go Suburbs Under 15 Years Old
» Germany: 16-Year-Old Son of AfD Leader Received Death Threats From Classmates
» German Police Thwart ISIS Style Terrorist Plot, Arresting Three Men
» Greta Thunberg Hitches [Another] Free Ride Across the Atlantic, Slams Trump
» Poland Arrests Extremists for ‘Planning Attacks on Muslims’
» Police End Catalan Separatist Blockade of France-Spain Road
» Spain: Iglesias-Sanchez: ‘Accord for Progressive Government’
» Sweden: Advert Slammed for Showing White Family Fleeing Multicultural City to Rural Area
» Sweden’s 100 Explosions This Year: What’s Going on?
 
Middle East
» ISIS Bride Who Wanted to ‘Spill Blood’ of Americans Pleads to Return: ‘I Want to Have My Own Car’
» Italy Commemorates 16th Anniversary of Nassiriya Attack
 
Russia
» Russia Jails Six Crimean Tatar Activists for Terrorism
 
Far East
» Citywide Protests Disrupt Hong Kong as Students Barricade Campuses
» Hong Kong to Close All Schools Amid Escalating Protests
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australian Couple Will Sail Eco Warrior Greta Thunberg 6,300km From the US to Spain for a UN Climate Meeting — So She Doesn’t Have to Take a Gas-Guzzling Plane
» Australian High Court to Hear Appeal by Cardinal Pell in Abuse Case
» Exclusive: No Nonsense Cop Raptor 13 is ‘Pulled Off the Road and Placed on Restricted Duties’ — As Thousands Sign Petition Calling for His Sacking After ‘Misconduct’ In Muslim Car Stop Video
» Terrifying Moment Masked Gunman Shoots a 7-Eleven Petrol Station Worker During an Armed Robbery
» The Term ‘Australia Day’ Will be Banned From Adverts Promoting a Popular Festival on January 26 — as Another Council Scraps Its Annual Celebrations Altogether
» Young Australian of the Year Finalist is Jailed for Grooming Young Boys and Encouraging Them to Send Him Naked Photos on Snapchat
 
Latin America
» Protests Swell in Bolivia as New Interim Leader Challenged
 
Immigration
» Belgium: Planned Asylum Center Likely Torched
» Border Controls ‘The Norm’ In Some EU States Since 2015
» ‘Don’t Move!’ Greek Coastguards Rescue Migrants in Aegean
» Study: Half Europe’s Unauthorized Migrants in Germany, UK
» UK: Corbyn’s Free Movement Plan to See Surge in Immigration With Up 840,000 Newcomers a Year
 
Culture Wars
» Breaking: Jessica Yaniv’s Human Rights Appeal Declined
» Swedish Government Funds Drag Queen Story Hour for Kids
 

Code Brown: California Poo Situation Upgraded to ‘Hot Diarrhea’ Attacks; Urinating in Public OK

While San Francisco pays six-figure poop patrollers to keep up with the city’s fecal fiasco, Los Angeles may have to start handing out plastic ponchos.

According to NBC Los Angeles‘ ‘Streets of Shame’ series, a homeless man randomly pulled a woman out of her car and hit her with a hot diarrhea attack.

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Facebook Bug Accesses iPhone’s Camera While User Scrolls Through News Feed

Facebook says a bug that inadvertently accesses a user’s iPhone camera while they’re scrolling through the News Feed will be fixed sometime today.

The bug, which was discovered by Joshua Maddux, owner of web design firm 95Visual, appears to be exclusive to iOS and does not affect Android devices.

Maddux took to Twitter to report his discovery, where he posted a video that showed his camera, pointing forward, was running in the background while he was scrolling Facebook.

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Feds Launch Investigation Into Google’s Secretive “Project Nightingale”

Big Tech can’t seem to go one month without becoming involved in some new data privacy scandal, but this time, Google parent Alphabet has outdone itself.

Yesterday, WSJ broke a story about a deal between Alphabet and Ascension Health System, a Catholic non-profit that operates hospitals and nursing homes in 21 states and Washington DC. Ascension has more than 2,600 facilities, but its data — including critical patient data — is presently spread across 40 data centers in more than a dozen states.

But thanks to a deal between the two organizations that spawned Google’s “Project Nightingale”, all of that data are being moved into Google’s cloud, and Google engineers are working on a system that they say could revolutionize how doctors use patient health data to make diagnoses.

The only problem, is some regulators have expressed concerns that the patient data aren’t being properly protected, or that Google might illegally use the data to hone its ad micro-targeting. The sensitive health data of millions of Americans would be quite a score.

And there’s reason to be suspicious: Without notifying patients or doctors, Ascension recently started sharing personally identifiable information on millions of patients with Google. The data include: patients’ names and dates of birth; lab tests; doctor diagnoses; medication and hospitalization history; and some billing claims and other clinical records.

Now, the Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services is investigating the arrangement to see if “this mass collection of individuals’ medical records to ensure that HIPAA protections were fully implemented.”

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Google Fires an Employee for Leaking Documents to the Media and Puts 2 Others on Leave (Goog, Googl)

Google has fired one employee and put another two on leave, a Google representative told Business Insider, confirming a Bloomberg report on Tuesdaythat detailed tensions at the company.

The representative told Business Insider that following an investigation Google fired an employee for leaking other employees’ names and personal information to the media.

According to the representative, another employee has been placed on leave pending an investigation into whether the person improperly accessed a wide range of documents unrelated to the person’s job after receiving warnings not to do so.

The representative told Business Insider a second employee placed on leave was suspected of tracking individual calendars of employees on the communications, human resources, and community platforms teams, which Google said made those employees feel unsafe.

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Hillary: ‘I Want to Retire Trump’; ‘I Feel a Sense of Responsibility’

Again hints at 2020 run

Two time presidential campaign loser Hillary Clinton again hinted at a third attempt for the White House in multiple interviews this week, even saying that she ‘feels a responsibility to retire Donald Trump’.

Clinton told BBC Radio 5 Live that she feels under “enormous pressure” to consider a 2020 White House run.

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In a Twist of Fate, Ant Expert Discovers Distinct New Species in His Own Backyard

Jack Longino is a global ant expert and has traveled the world documenting and discovering ant species. But for his latest discovery, he didn’t need to go any farther than his own backyard. In August 2018, just after dark, Longino caught a glimpse of four ants in his garden that really looked out of place. The next day he dug deeper and found more specimens. They reminded him of species he knew from the tropics or from the deciduous forests of the eastern U.S.

But the surprises didn’t stop there. Longino originally thought the ants had been introduced to the area, possibly through the commercial potting soil, and would be some known species from elsewhere. But a close look in the lab revealed that it was a distinct new species, almost certainly native to the region, with similarities to related species in Arizona. Longino surmised that the ant, which likes warm, moist habitats, has been living underground in Utah’s typically dry climate. More than 150 years of irrigation and introduced forest, however, may have given the ant courage to once again come to the surface. For that reason, he named the new ant Strumigenys ananeotes (Stroom-i-jen-knees ana-knee-oat-tees). The species name ananeotes means “newly emerged.”

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Judge Alexandra Smoots-Thomas Suspended Following Federal Indictment

A Harris County District Court judge has been suspended following a federal indictment unsealed last week.

Judge Alexandra Smoots-Thomas, 44, is the presiding judge for the 164th District Court for the State of Texas and has jurisdiction over Texas civil cases in Harris County. She is charged with seven counts of wire fraud. The federal indictment detailed she allegedly spent campaign donations on personal expenses.

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Out Sick: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Misses Arguments After Two Cancer Scares in One Year

On Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed courtroom arguments in two cases. Chief Justice John Roberts announced that Ginsburg was “indisposed due to illness.” A court official said she was “home with a stomach bug.”

RBG is the Supreme Court’s oldest justice (age 86). Her absence on Wednesday comes at the end of a year in which she has had two cancer scares. She missed arguments this past January for the first time since 1993, recovering from cancer surgery in December 2018. In August, the Court announced Ginsburg had undergone a three-week treatment for malignant pancreatic cancer. She had also broken three ribs in a fall last November.

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Bloc Head: Blanchet Mocks Wexit Movement

Yves-François Blanchet has said that he will not do anything to alleviate western Canada’s frustration. Speaking to reporters, Bloc head Blanchet said that he would not lift a finger to “create an oil state in western Canada.”

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Canadian TV Host Calls Hockey Players ‘White Boys’ And ‘Bullies’, Sparks Backlash

Comments made on an episode of CTV’s The Social have received heavy online backlash following comments made by one of their correspondents regarding Don Cherry’s firing.

Amid Don Cherry’s refusal to back down following controversial poppy comments which led to the end of his historic broadcasting career, former Maclean’s magazine editor Jessica Allen decided to attack not just Don Cherry, but rather the entire “altar of hockey” which Canada worships, going on to say that the “white boy” hockey players could have used their parents’ money to instead, travel the world.

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“Europe is Dying” — 50,000 Polish ‘Patriots’ March to Save Country From “Disastrous European Union”

More than 50,000 Polish nationalists paraded on the streets of Warsaw for this year’s Independence March on Monday.

Tens of thousands of people, waving Polish flags, were young and old, of all walks of life, with whole families took to the streets.

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British World War Hero Falsely Accused in Bungled Sex Crime ‘Witch-Hunt’ Dies Aged 95

D-Day veteran and former British armed forces chief Field Marshal the Lord Bramall KG, GCB, OBE, MC, JP has died aged 95.

Born in 1923, Edwin Bramall was one of the United Kingdom’s most successful soldiers, beginning his military career as a junior officer in the Second World War and rising all the way to Chief of the General Staff and then Chief of the Defence Staff, and the rank of Field Marshal.

As well as the Second World War, he fought in the so-called Borneo confrontation; an undeclared war on Malaysia waged by Indonesian forces backed by the Soviet Union and other communist powers, and helped to plan the successful liberation of the Falkland Islands from Argentina.

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Catalan Party to Support New Spanish Coalition

Spanish pro-independence party the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) announced on Tuesday that it will help socialist caretaker prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, to unblock the deadlock if negotiations about the Catalan issue start. The Socialist PSOE and the leftist party Unidas Podemos agreed a coalition this week, although they still need the support of smaller parties. The ERC’s 13 seats would be essential to pass a government.

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China Tells British Museum to Return Elgin Marbles Historical Treasures to Greece

Communist Party leader Xi Jinping flexed China’s soft power muscles in Athens on Tuesday when, during a play to bring Greece closer to China’s sphere of influence, he aligned himself with their demands to have a series of ancient marbles returned from the United Kingdom.

Pandering to the Mediterranean country’s ego by throwing his weight behind Greece’s decades-long campaign to have the Elgin Marbles returned from the United Kingdom, Xi Jinping continued the effort to set China up as an ally to Greece against Europe.

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Controversial Commission Portfolio Name Changed

The controversial name of the commission portfolio “protecting our European way of life” (previously “migration”) will be changed to “promoting our European way of life”, the Socialist and Democrats group in the European parliament said. Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen also agreed on Wednesday to change two other portfolio names, group leader Iratxe Garcia MEP confirmed. The concessions come ahead of crucial hearings Thursday of the new commissioner-designates.

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EU Army: Ursula Von Der Leyen Demands Huge 30 Percent Rise in Foreign Policy Budget

INCOMING European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has already demanded the EU increase the bloc’s foreign policy budget by a staggering 30 percent before she takes over from Jean-Claude Juncker.

Ms Von der Leyen said in a speech in Paris that as the UK scrambles to the polling stations in less than a month to put an end to Brexit uncertainty, that now is the time to form an even stronger Europe. She took the opportunity to shower praise on the “solo efforts” of powerful EU member states for their contributions before scolding those who did not provide enough. The incoming European Commission President said: “I see the need for stronger institutions and more effective multilateral action.”

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Finland: Somali-Born Politician Apologizes for Faking Racist Hate Crime

A Somali-born Social Democratic Party (SDP) politician in Finland has apologized for lying about kicking a passenger out of his taxi after the passenger allegedly hurled racist abuse at him.

Abdirahim Hussein, a Helsinki city councilor and taxi driver who has previously called Finland a racist country, has admitted that he lied when he wrote on Twitter that he forced a customer out his taxi for abusing him racially, Finnish broadcaster Yle reports.

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France: One-Third of Young Prostitutes in Paris No-Go Suburbs Under 15 Years Old

Around one-third of young prostitutes in the Paris suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis are under 15, with some as young as just six, according to a local NGO.

The Observatory of violence against women in Seine-Saint-Denis published a study on underage prostitutes Tuesday, looking into 19 court cases in the juvenile court of Bobigny and around forty reports from French child protection services, France 3 reports.

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Germany: 16-Year-Old Son of AfD Leader Received Death Threats From Classmates

The son of an Alternative for Germany (AfD) politician in Berlin has received numerous death threats from three of his classmates in Berlin-Biesdorf, prompting some inside the party to blame globalist politicians and the left-wing media for inciting hatred against German rightists.

The 16-year-old son of Gunnar Lindemann turned to police last Friday, saying that classmates had been threatening him and his family over the past weeks and months due to his father’s political activities, Berlin daily newspaper Tagesspiegel reports.

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German Police Thwart ISIS Style Terrorist Plot, Arresting Three Men

Police in the pro-open borders nation of Germany arrested three men suspected of plotting an ‘Isis-style’ terrorist attack to ‘kill as many people as possible’.

In an operation involving over 170 police officers, German authorities have arrested three men in Offenbach, a city bordering Frankfurt, charging them with plotting a terrorist attack with explosives.

The arrested men include one German-born Macedonian aged 24, and two migrant men from Turkey aged 21 and 22, reports regional newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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Greta Thunberg Hitches [Another] Free Ride Across the Atlantic, Slams Trump

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has found a free, carbon-neutral ride back across the Atlantic, leaving U.S. shores on Wednesday with some stinging words for President Donald Trump.

The 16-year-old has spent the past 11 weeks crisscrossing America, delivering excoriating messages everywhere about the state of the planet, after she sailed from her home in Sweden rather than fly.

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Poland Arrests Extremists for ‘Planning Attacks on Muslims’

Polish authorities arrested two people accused of planning violent attacks against Muslims inspired by Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik and suspected white supremacist Brenton Tarrant in New Zealand, the security forces said on Wednesday. “The arrests are the result of information collected earlier by the Internal Security Agency (ABW) about an extremist group whose aim was to intimidate Muslims living in Poland,” the statement said.

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Police End Catalan Separatist Blockade of France-Spain Road

Police on Wednesday managed to reopen the road linking Spain and France after more than 48 hours of intermittent blockages organised by Catalan separatist group Democratic Tsunami. Although French and Spanish police unblocked the motorway on Tuesday, protesters moved some 65km south, where the motorway passes through the city of Girona. According to the Catalan regional police, protesters torched barricades and hurled stones at security forces.

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Spain: Iglesias-Sanchez: ‘Accord for Progressive Government’

For four-year legislature. Socialists open to other parties

(ANSAmed) — MADRID, NOVEMBER 12 — Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez and the leader of Podemos Pablo Iglesias on Tuesday signed an agreement in Congress to form a coalition government.

“We have reached a pre-agreement to form a progressive coalition government combining the experience of Psoe and the courage of Unidas Podemos”, Iglesias told a joint press conference with Sanchez. “It is an agreement for four years of legislature”, said Sanchez at the signature of the document. “It will be based on cohesion and loyalty and it is open to the remaining political forces to build a parliamentary majority”.

The ‘pre-agreement’ postpones nominations to form the new government to after the vote of confidence.

The Socialist party will start contacts with the remaining political parties to build a parliamentary majority, Sanchez said. “This new government will be roundly progressive because it will be formed by progressive forces and because it will work for the progress of Spain and every Spaniard. “Hatred and division” will not be included, said Sanchez.

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Sweden: Advert Slammed for Showing White Family Fleeing Multicultural City to Rural Area

The local government of the municipality of Staffanstorp has been slammed by the Swedish establishment as acting in a Nazi-like way for advertising itself as a pleasant alternative to the insecurity of crime-ridden cities.

The two-minute-long advertisement was created by the municipal government which is run by the centre-right Moderate party and shows a caucasian Swedish family packing up and leaving a city after the mother and daughter are harassed by young people, SVT reports.

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Sweden’s 100 Explosions This Year: What’s Going on?

When three explosions took place in one night across different parts of Stockholm last month, it came as a shock to residents. There had been blasts in other city suburbs, but never on their doorstep.

Swedish police are dealing with unprecedented levels of attacks, targeting city centre locations too. The bomb squad was called to deal with 97 explosions in the first nine months of this year.

“I grew up here and you feel like that environment gets violated,” says Joel, 22.

The front door of his apartment block in the central Stockholm neighbourhood of Sodermalm was blown out and windows were shattered along the street.

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ISIS Bride Who Wanted to ‘Spill Blood’ of Americans Pleads to Return: ‘I Want to Have My Own Car’

NBC News wants you to pity Hoda Muthana, and who are you, O mortal, to answer back to NBC News? Hoda is a simple, down-to-earth, hijab-wearing Alabama gal who decided one day to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State (ISIS). But hey, everyone makes mistakes, right? “I want to have my own car,” pines Hoda, and how could you possibly resist such an all-American appeal?

Only the most grudging “Islamophobe” would dare to note that Hoda’s desire to have her own car is downright chilling in light of her earlier call for Muslims in America to “go on drive-bys, and spill all of their blood” — that is, the blood of the unbelievers that Hoda can’t wait to return and live among now.

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Italy Commemorates 16th Anniversary of Nassiriya Attack

Commemoration for 19 Italians killed after ISIS attack in Iraq

(ANSAmed) — ROME, NOV 12 — Italy on Tuesday marked the 16th anniversary of the 2003 attack on an Italian base in Nassiriya, southern Iraq, in which 19 Italians died.

The suicide attack killed 28 people, including the 19 Italians -12 Carabinieri officers, five soldiers and two civilians.

It was the deadliest attack on Italian military personnel since World War Two President Sergio Mattarella said on Tuesday, the day commemorating military personnel and civilians who have fallen while serving in international missions, that their example is morally binding for Italy.

“The example set by our fallen represents a moral duty for the continuity of our country’s role in different environments: women and men present in different conflict areas know they can count on the united support of the Italian people”, the president said in a message to Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini.

Meanwhile five Italian military personnel who were wounded in an ISIS attack in Iraq Sunday, including three seriously, remained in “stable condition” on Tuesday.

The soldiers were wounded in a roadside blast in northern Iraq as they were returning from a mission aimed at helping Iraqi Kurdish troops fight the Islamic State group.

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Russia Jails Six Crimean Tatar Activists for Terrorism

A Russian court has sentenced six Crimean Tatar activists to jail terms between seven and 19 years on charges of organising terrorist activities and plotting a violent overthrow of the Russian government, the Moscow Times reports. “This decision brings to a close what can only be described as a sham trial,” Amnesty International said. Moscow said it was preventing terrorist activities by the Muslim Tatar minority living in Crimea.

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Citywide Protests Disrupt Hong Kong as Students Barricade Campuses

HONG KONG (Reuters) — Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth straight day on Thursday, forcing school closures and blocking highways and other transport links to disrupt the financial hub amid a marked escalation of violence.

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Hong Kong to Close All Schools Amid Escalating Protests

Hong Kong has announced that all schools including kindergartens will be closed on Thursday as the territory faces another day of escalating unrest.

The Education Bureau announced the unprecedented step on Wednesday, citing safety reasons.

Officials said schools would remain open for children needing supervision.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong also said it would cancel classes for the rest of term after a violent standoff between police and protesters.

The university, one of Hong Kong’s most prestigious, saw clashes overnight on Tuesday as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at masked protesters, who in turn started fires and threw petrol bombs.

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Australian Couple Will Sail Eco Warrior Greta Thunberg 6,300km From the US to Spain for a UN Climate Meeting — So She Doesn’t Have to Take a Gas-Guzzling Plane

Australian couple Riley Whitelum and Elayna Carausu will sail Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg from the US to Spain so she can attend a UN climate meeting.

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Australian High Court to Hear Appeal by Cardinal Pell in Abuse Case

Australia’s High Court announced its decision Wednesday to hear an appeal of Cardinal George Pell, who was found guilty in late 2018 of sexually abusing a choirboy in the mid-1990s.

Pell’s legal team argued in their 12-page application for appeal that two state appeals court judges made a mistake by requiring Pell to prove the abuse was impossible, ignoring the legal presumption of innocence.

They said Pell should be acquitted of all charges for several reasons, including inconsistencies in the accuser’s version of what transpired.

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Exclusive: No Nonsense Cop Raptor 13 is ‘Pulled Off the Road and Placed on Restricted Duties’ — As Thousands Sign Petition Calling for His Sacking After ‘Misconduct’ In Muslim Car Stop Video

Raptor 13 — the no nonsense Sydney police officer recently slammed for ‘serious misconduct’ over a road stop of two Muslim women — has been pulled off the road by his commanders.

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Terrifying Moment Masked Gunman Shoots a 7-Eleven Petrol Station Worker During an Armed Robbery

The CCTV footage showed a man entering a 7-Eleven on Springvale Road in Melbourne ‘s south-east just before 4.30am on August 8, 2018.

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The Term ‘Australia Day’ Will be Banned From Adverts Promoting a Popular Festival on January 26 — as Another Council Scraps Its Annual Celebrations Altogether

A West Australian festival to be held on January 26 has dropped the term ‘Australia Day’ from their advertising because they don’t want to offend Indigenous communities.

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Young Australian of the Year Finalist is Jailed for Grooming Young Boys and Encouraging Them to Send Him Naked Photos on Snapchat

William Russell, from Adelaide has been jailed for two-and-a-half-years after he groomed teenage boys to send him nude photos.

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Protests Swell in Bolivia as New Interim Leader Challenged

Renewed clashes rocked Bolivia’s capital on Wednesday as the country’s self-declared interim president, a second-tier lawmaker thrust into the post because of a power vacuum, faced challenges to her leadership claim from supporters of ousted Evo Morales.

A day after Jeanine Anez claimed the presidency, violent clashes broke out between rock-throwing Morales’ supporters and police in riot gear, who fired volleys of tear gas to disperse the large crowd of protesters.

Opposition was also building in Congress, where lawmakers loyal to Morales were mounting a challenge to Anez’s legitimacy by trying to hold new sessions that would undermine the basis of her claim to the presidency. The sessions — dismissed as invalid by Anez’s faction — added to the political uncertainty following the exile of Morales, the nation’s first indigenous leader, after nearly 14 years in power.

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Belgium: Planned Asylum Center Likely Torched

A major fire broke out in a building that was set to be converted into an asylum center in Bilzen, Belgium on Sunday night, prompting many to wonder if the building was torched on purpose.

Weeks before the fire, which severely damaged the building, intense protests — led by the national populist Vlaams Belang — against the establishment an asylum center in the neighborhood had taken place, Belgian daily newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws reports.

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Border Controls ‘The Norm’ In Some EU States Since 2015

Despite the guarantee of free movement of people within the 26 countries of the Schengen area, some countries have introduced permanent border controls since 2015, Yves Pascouau, a senior adviser at the European Policy Centre (EPC) notes in a new study. Although border controls within Schengen cannot exceed a duration of two years, four-year old controls are now into place in Germany, Austria, France, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

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‘Don’t Move!’ Greek Coastguards Rescue Migrants in Aegean

Samos (Greece) (AFP) — “Sit down! Don’t move! Be quiet!” The crew of the Greek coastguard patrol boat jumps to life as they pull nearly 50 migrants from a rubber dinghy close to the island of Samos.

They spotted the migrant dinghy about 90 minutes into their run from the island of Samos, their 18-metre patrol boat aided by the radar of a larger Greek coastguard vessel nearby.

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Study: Half Europe’s Unauthorized Migrants in Germany, UK

At least 3.9 million unauthorized migrants — and possibly as many as 4.8 million — lived in Europe in 2017 with half of them in Germany and the United Kingdom, according to a study published Wednesday.

The Pew Research Center said the number grew from 2014, when about 3-3.7 million resided in Europe, and peaked in 2015-16 during the refugee crisis when some 1.3 million people arrived, mostly from war-torn countries such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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UK: Corbyn’s Free Movement Plan to See Surge in Immigration With Up 840,000 Newcomers a Year

LABOUR proposals for extending free movement could send annual net migration soaring by up to 840,000 newcomers a year, new analysis published by the Tories estimated last night.

Forecasts based on existing trends showed that the annual influx could treble under a Jeremy Corbyn-led government in the worst-case scenario. Senior Tories warned that the population surge would put a massive strain on the country’s public services. Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “Under Corbyn’s Labour, immigration would surge, and put huge strain on schools and our NHS.

[Comment: Corbyn’s goal is to import people that will deliver votes to Labor.]

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Breaking: Jessica Yaniv’s Human Rights Appeal Declined

Jessica Yaniv, a transwoman who rose to infamy after she took a number of immigrant, racialized at-home salon workers to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal (BCHRT) for declining to provide services to her male genitalia, applied for her appeal to be heard by a new Tribunal member. She claimed bias against Devyn Cousineau, according to the 5-page document released today by the BCHRT. The appeal was declined.

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Swedish Government Funds Drag Queen Story Hour for Kids

The Swedish government is set to grant € 160,000 from the Swedish Inheritance Fund — a state body that manages the inheritance money of Swedes who’ve died without heirs — to fund drag queen story hours for kids.

The cash will go to the Stockholm-based “Kultureföreningen Mums”, a politically independent association that “aims to broaden Sweden’s cultural offerings with a special focus on LGBT+ issues, diversity, and equality,” according to Pink News UK, an online newspaper geared to the LGBT community.

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17 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/13/2019

  1. In Kiev, the street was named in honor of the sniper from the battalion named after Dudaev

    The Kiev city council decided to rename the street in honor of the press secretary of the battalion named after Dzhokhar Dudaev and the participant of the war in the Donbass Amina Okueva. This was reported on the website of the City Council of Kiev.

    https://lenta.ru/news/2019/11/13/okueva/

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    Actually, in fact, her name is Natalya Nikiforova, and she is a Jew from Odessa. She has a Chechen background only from the penises of three Chechen husbands

  2. “Jessica Yaniv, a transwoman who rose to infamy after she took a number of immigrant, …” Yaniv clearly isn’t a transwoman, Yaniv is a male sexual predator taking advantage of the SJW transgender hysteria and has to be firmly identified as such by conservatives and anyone not buying into said hysteria. Otherwise more predators are going to take advantage of the situation.
    Only someone in the process of sex reassignment should be considered a transwoman or transman, because after the process you’re not able to tell them apart from other women and men even when naked. The only difference is the absence of eggs or sperm, but, let’s face, that’s far from exclusive to transsexuals.
    If someone is diagnosed as transsexual and chooses not to transition then they’re still a man or a woman, not a transsexual. On the other hand transgender, in my opinion, is generally an excuse to avoid treatment for underlying mental issues that have nothing to do with sex or gender.

  3. ” …former Maclean’s magazine editor Jessica Allen decided to attack not just Don Cherry, but rather the entire “altar of hockey” which Canada worships, going on to say that the “white boy” hockey players could have used their parents’ money to instead, travel the world.” Yes, waste your money instead of working hard to earn it, sounds like a democrat…

  4. “Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is reconsidering her decision not to run for president again next year. Mrs. Clinton said in an interview that she feels it is her responsibility to retire Donald Trump.”

    It’s the only mechanism this thing has at this point to prevent a legitimate arrest and subsequent conviction.

  5. “..Code Brown: California Poo Situation Upgraded to ‘Hot Diarrhea’ Attacks; Urinating in Public OK..” – Sure, the Masters will not miss any single method to make the slaves afraid, anxious, and therefore tame and subdued. Releasing thousands of “mental” patients from the institutions was just a step in this direction. And who will diagnose madness today, when it is normal to believe that there are hundreds of genders, “men”menstruate, “women” have testicles, and Anglo-Saxons of 21st century AD have more tattoos, piercing etc than the Picts in the 1st century BC.

    • Ever since they first came out with those collision-avoidance, automatic-braking systems for automobiles my complaint has been: “but what if I Want to ram something?”

  6. https://opt-1407260.ssl.1c-bitrix-cdn.ru/upload/resize_cache/iblock/1bd/1100_700_075511db9cefbc414a902a46f1b8fae16/Nikakh.Still001-YouTube-14-letnyaya.bmp.jpg

    In the Cheremshansky district of Tatarstan, a 29-year-old imam married a 14-year-old girl. This topic on the eve became the subject of discussion of the talk show “Tayanu Noktasy” on the TV channel TNV. Parents of the bride gave their consent to the marriage, but law enforcement agencies had questions.

    Now the man is under investigation – he is charged under the article “Sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16”. If a man is proved guilty, he faces up to 4 years in prison.
    https://tnv.ru/news/tatar-world/65052-v-tok-shou-telekanala-tnv-obsudili-zhenitbu-29-letnego-imama-na-14-letney-devochke-video/

    I don’t know what they are talking about, it is in Tatar language

  7. What a delusional raging egomaniac that Clinton woman is !

    God permits Lucifer to torment the world as the just deserts for the Sin in Eden. I guess Hillary is the American version.

  8. Dear Baron,
    I have lost your address. I would like to send a contribution… Paypal didn’t work for me so either I’m mentally deficient or Paypal is.

    If you will send address I will send big check.

    • Maria,

      I tried to email you a couple of days ago, but it bounced (twice). I’ll try again and see what happens.

      Once again, I suggest that you email me, gatesofvienna (at) chromatism (dot) net , and then I can just hit “reply” and see if that works.

      And thank you.

  9. The description of Blanchet’s intervention as “Mocking Wexit” is just inflamatory spin of a frustrated westerner. You can see Blanchet’s entire intervention yourself, say here: https://globalnews.ca/video/6162923/who-am-i-to-give-advice-blanchet-asked-about-albertas-wexit

    You will see that he is not mocking wexit. He doesn’t like burning more fossil fuel, and his party won’t SUPPORT the movement if that is the rationale behind wexit. But otherwise he remains extremely low-key:

    “Who am I to give advice?
    If they were attempting to create a green state in western Canada I might be tempted to help them
    If they are trying to create an oil state in western Canada, they cannot expect any help from us
    I am not the one that will fight to have a nice, beautiful and united Canada
    I am not in a position to tell them what to do or not to do
    Through national or international channels we will keep fighting this idea to obsessively extract oil from the ground to burn and make the planet warmer”

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