Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/14/2019

The teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is returning to Europe after being invited to travel there on a catamaran owned by an Australian couple. Miss Thunberg plans to attend the next climate summit in Portugal Madrid.

In other news, a 70-year-old man was killed after being hit on the head with a hard object during a violent confrontation between protesters and government supporters in Hong Kong.

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USA
» “Star Witnesses Stared Straight Ahead With a Blank Look” — Trump Gloats — Slams “Shifty” Schiff’s Impeachment Show Trial
» California Legalizes Public Urination While Jailing People for Eating Sandwich at Subway Stations
» Google Will Offer Checking Accounts, Says it Won’t Sell the Data
» How Journalists Became Fahrenheit 451-Style ‘Firemen’
» I’m the Google Whistleblower. The Medical Data of Millions of Americans is at Risk
» Ivy League Professor Who Fled Communism Resigns, Saying Columbia University is Becoming Communist
» MMA Fighter Who Took Down Anti-Trump Protester Becomes Antifa Target on Social Media
» Northern Hemisphere in Hypothermic Shock! Record Cold, ‘Historic Snowstorms’
» Pamela Anderson Asks Donald Trump for Presidential Pardon for Pal Julian Assange
» Rand Paul Names the Whistleblower, Demands Testimony
» Trump vs. Schiff, Soros and Socialism
» Updated: 2 Confirmed Dead in Southern California High School Shooting
 
Canada
» #FireJessAllen trends Again on Twitter as the Social Host Who Called Hockey Players ‘White Boys’, ‘Bullies’ Clarifies
» “Support Don Cherry” Sign Confiscated by Security at Nhl Game: Interview With Hockey Fan Brent Larsen
» Canadian ‘Anti-Hate’ Organization Members Support Antifa, Stand by Conspiracy Theory
» Conservative Media Coverage of Edmonton’s U-Haul Attacker Concerned Government, Internal Emails Show
» Judge Finds Trudeau Government’s Debates Commission ‘Unfair’ For Blocking Journalists
 
Europe and the EU
» A Tiny Municipality in Southern Sweden Has Stirred Up a Hornet’s Nest With a New Commercial Proclaiming That it’s a Safe Neighborhood, Where Ordinary Swedes Can Live and Prosper.
» Another Woman Accuses Roman Polanski of ‘Violently Raping’ Her When She Was a Teenager
» Burger King Has ‘No Plans’ For Veggie Burger in France
» EU Army: France Spearheads 13 New Joint Military Projects, Including Joint European Warships
» EU Prez Says Brexit Britain Will be ‘Second-Rate’, Urges EU Loyalists: ‘Don’t Give Up’
» Europe: The New Political Weapon of ‘Islamophobia’
» France: Yellow Vests Plan Demonstrations for the Protest Movement’s First Birthday
» France: Paris Plans Remembrance Garden for Terrorism Victims
» France is Target of More Islamic Terror Attacks Than Any Other EU State
» Germany: Leipzig Offers €100,000 Bounty to Identify Leftist Extremists
» Germany Makes Measles Vaccination Compulsory
» Germany: ISIS-Suspects Arrested Over Bomb Plot “To Kill as Many Atheists as Possible”
» Greta Thunberg Heads Home on Catamaran After North American Tour
» Hungary’s Commissioner-to-be Grilled Over Loyalty to Orban
» Netherlands: Mosque’s Amplified Call to Prayer Silenced by a Cut Cable
» Swedish Police Respond to Shocking Rising Crime Levels by Inviting Gang Leaders for Pizza
» Swedish Teen Has Ear Cut Off in Brutal Gang Robbery
» Teen’s Ear Cut Off During Brutal Gang Robbery in Sweden
» UK: Tommy Robinson Explains Why He’s Back in Court Over “Racist” Schoolyard Dispute Involving Syrian Refugee Boy
 
Balkans
» US Threatens to Sanction Serbia Over Russian S-400 Missile System Purchase
 
Middle East
» The Other Genocide of Christians
 
Russia
» Leaked Bank Records Confirm Burisma-Biden Payments to Morgan Stanley Account
 
South Asia
» Bali Airport Staff Hit Back at Newlywed Couple and 20 Guests Who Claimed They Were Kicked Off Jetstar Flight for Being Muslim — Saying the Tourists Were Badly Behaved and Refused to Sit Down
» Thailand: New Species of Carnivorous Dinosaur Identified in Nong Bua Lamphu
 
Far East
» Hong Kong Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng Injured in London While Surrounded by Protesters
» Hong Kong Protests: Man Dies After Being Hit ‘By Hard Object’ During Protests
 
Australia — Pacific
» Exclusive: Out-of-Control Teenagers Bash a Grandmother’s Dog to Death With Bricks and Poison a Neighbour’s Cat in a Campaign of Terror That Has Residents in a Western Sydney Street Living in Fear
» Fire Chief’s Brilliant Response to Claims Firemen Bash Their Women — Arguing They Were Lovers More Than Fighters
» How More Than a Third of the Most Expensive Homes in Australia Are Bought by Super Rich Chinese Entrepreneurs
 
Latin America
» Chileans Blinded by Police Firing Pellet Guns in Protests
 
Immigration
» EU Court: Illegal to Throw Violent Migrants Out of Asylum Homes
» EU States Fell Short on Sharing Refugees, Say Auditors
» German Actress Destroys Merkel in Open Letter: ‘You Belong in Prison’
» Half of Europe’s Nearly Five Million Illegals Have Ended Up in Just Two Countries, Germany and the UK
 
Culture Wars
» Bitcoin Fixes This: PayPal Cuts Payouts to Over 100,000 Pornhub Models
» Catholic Priests Demand Pope Francis Repent After Worshiping Idols With Erect Penises in Vatican
» Disney Puts “Outdated Cultural Depictions” Trigger Warning on Old Movies
» ‘Diversity Gaffe’: Richard Branson Apologizes for Appearing in a Photo With White People
» Have You Noticed That the Crazy People Are Starting to Take Over Our Society?
» MEPs Criticise Poland for Criminalising Sex Education
 

“Star Witnesses Stared Straight Ahead With a Blank Look” — Trump Gloats — Slams “Shifty” Schiff’s Impeachment Show Trial

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) tore into Adam Schiff’s top witnesses on Wednesday.

Rep. Ratcliffe, a former US Attorney from Texas, destroyed the Democrats’ pre-auditioned star witnesses.

At one point Ratcliffe asked Ambassador and George Kent to name the crime that President Trump committed on his call with President Zelensky? Rep Ratcliffe: So in this impeachment hearing today where we impeach presidents for treason or bribery or other high crimes, where is the impeachable offense in that call? Are either of you here today to assert there was an impeachable offense in that call?

**Silence** * They sat in silence. They could not answer.

This was DEVASTATING!

At that moment the Schiff show trial was exposed.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

California Legalizes Public Urination While Jailing People for Eating Sandwich at Subway Stations

The world’s filthiest slum — San Fransisco — could soon get a whole lot more unsanitary, thanks to liberals.

Newly-elected San Francisco district attorney Chesa Boudin has pledged not to prosecute public urination and other “quality-of-life crimes” after taking office.

The news comes just months after President Trump vowed to slap San Francisco with an environmental environmental violation notice because of its “out of control” homelessness epidemic…

Boudin, a California transplant, was raised in Chicago by domestic terror group Weather Underground leaders Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn after his parents were imprisoned on murder charges when he was an infant, according to NBC News.

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders praised Boudin’s victory in the election:

“Now is the moment to fundamentally transform our racist and broken criminal justice system by ending mass incarceration, the failed war on drugs and the criminalization of poverty,” the Vermont Sen. wrote on Twitter…

While California grapples with homeless shooting heroin and pooping on city streets, a man was arrested for eating a sandwich while waiting on a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train.

Video of the Nov. 4 arrest went viral over the weekend, and it shows a BART officer stopping and handcuffing a man because he was eating a sandwich while waiting for a train at the Pleasant Hill station which is northeast of San Francisco.

“BART said the man was stopped for eating in the system, which is against state law, and that [he] was handcuffed when he refused to provide his name for the citation,” reported Mercury News.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Google Will Offer Checking Accounts, Says it Won’t Sell the Data

The Google empire is enormous and ubiquitous, covering basically the entire Internet in one way or another. There is, however, one lucrative business the company does not yet have a foothold in: banking. And now it has plans to change that.

Google is working to launch consumer checking accounts next year, The Wall Street Journal first reported this morning. The project, code-named Cache because apparently nobody can resist a pun, is expected to launch next year, sources told the Journal. CNBC, also citing “sources familiar,” confirmed the WSJ’s reporting.

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

How Journalists Became Fahrenheit 451-Style ‘Firemen’

Not too long ago, ambitious journalists, local and national, prided themselves on gathering information, and their editors prided themselves on publishing it. About 50 or so years ago, however, progressives started to seize control of universities, J-schools included, and newsrooms shifted leftwards with each new graduating class. By 2016, even major newsrooms had become firehouses. Their goal was not to report information but to manage it. In February 2017, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski unwittingly admitted as much. Said Brzezinski of President Trump, “He could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think. And that is our job.” Yes, sadly, that is their job.

By Robach’s math, 2016 was the year ABC killed the Epstein story. In speaking of Epstein victim Virginia Roberts, Robach said, “She told me everything. She had pictures. She had everything. It was unbelievable what we had. We had Clinton. We had everything.” The magic word here, of course, is “Clinton.” The network firemen had to erase the word lest their audience see it or hear it during an election year, and that they succeeded in doing until Robach unwittingly revealed it. Indeed, “unwitting” is about the only way truth sneaks out of a newsroom today.

As ABC surely anticipated, their fellow firemen rushed to the scene to make sure the information didn’t spread. Historically, when faced with a Project Veritas video, the firemen reflexively discredited O’Keefe. Without evidence, they would accuse him of doctoring the video, cite his (bogus) arrest record, and, if need be, call him a racist. This time both ABC and Robach admitted the video was genuine.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

I’m the Google Whistleblower. The Medical Data of Millions of Americans is at Risk

I didn’t decide to blow the whistle on Google’s deal, known internally as the Nightingale Project, glibly. The decision came to me slowly, creeping on me through my day-to-day work as one of about 250 people in Google and Ascension working on the project.

When I first joined Nightingale I was excited to be at the forefront of medical innovation. Google has staked its claim to be a major player in the healthcare sector, using its phenomenal artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning tools to predict patterns of illness in ways that might some day lead to new treatments and, who knows, even cures.

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

Ivy League Professor Who Fled Communism Resigns, Saying Columbia University is Becoming Communist

A Romanian-born professor who fled communism in his homeland said he recently abandoned his tenured post at Columbia University because various incidents convinced him the prestigious school is “on its way toward full-blown communism.”

Andrei Serban, an award-winning film director with an extensive list of credits on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), complained about the growing pressure to conform to social-justice ideals he experienced in the theater department of the Ivy League school, in an interview that aired Oct. 26 on Romania’s TVR1.

According to his online faculty biography, Serban is a Tony Award-winning theater and opera producer who was a director of the Romanian National Theater.

One example he gave from Columbia was of the pressure he felt to admit a transgender applicant who auditioned to play Juliet in William Shakespeare’s classic play…

Serban also explained that at a meeting convened by the dean of the art school when a professor retired, the dean said there were “too many white professors, too many heterosexual men” and that it would be best to choose a person of a minority group, or a woman, or a gay man to replace the departing teacher.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

MMA Fighter Who Took Down Anti-Trump Protester Becomes Antifa Target on Social Media

A mixed martial arts pioneer who was seen on video taking down an anti-Trump protester who was apparently in the middle of a scuffle with flag-waving demonstrators was apparently the target of Antifa on Tuesday.

A Twitter account called Long Beach Antifa tweeted that Tara LaRosa was using Cash App and Square cash for charity for what they deemed her “white nationalist cause.” The group called on Square and Cash App to take action against LaRosa for using their apps.

LaRosa took a screenshot of the tweets and responded.

“So, let me get this straight… I break up a fight, saving one of their people from taking serious damage… And Antifa tries to deplatform me from yet another site? Awesome,” she tweeted.

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

Northern Hemisphere in Hypothermic Shock! Record Cold, ‘Historic Snowstorms’

Winter hasn’t even officially arrived, but already large areas of the northern hemisphere are seeing “historic snowfalls,” frigid temperatures, and even avalanche alarms.

The Northern Hemisphere has certainly caught a major cold, one certainly not caused by the human CO2 virus.

Instead of fever, parts of the northern hemisphere are in hypothermia!

Alarmists, media desperate…

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

Pamela Anderson Asks Donald Trump for Presidential Pardon for Pal Julian Assange

Pamela Anderson has written to U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump as she seeks a presidential pardon for her pal, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Assange was forcibly removed from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London in April after officials withdrew his asylum. He has been on lockdown in the U.K.’s maximum security Belmarsh Prison ever since, after lawmakers sentenced him to 50 weeks behind bars for violating bail and taking up an offer of asylum in the Ecuadorean Embassy in 2012, while facing extradition to Sweden to face rape charges.

He still faces extradition to the United States, where he is accused of conspiring to hack a classified Pentagon computer, and longtime supporter Anderson fears her friend will die behind bars.

In the letter, which was published on the Baywatch actress’ Pamela Anderson Foundation website, she praised the couple, before asking a favour of them for her pal.

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

Rand Paul Names the Whistleblower, Demands Testimony

“Eric Ciaramella needs to be pulled in”

Rand Paul demanded Wednesday that the “whistleblower” linked to Democrats’ impeachment inquiry should be pulled in for testimony, and used his actual name, becoming the first Senator to publicly do so.

Paul warned a week ago that he would release the name, and made good on the promise, saying that CIA officer Eric Ciamerella is a “person of interest” who should be brought before Congress as a “material witness” in the impeachment inquiry.

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

Trump vs. Schiff, Soros and Socialism

Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, was given a prestigious seat on the Congressional Host Committee for the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation “Triumph of Liberty” dinner last Friday in Washington, D.C. This makes Schiff look like a tough anti-communist as he proceeds with the impeachment of President Trump this week.

But analyst Trevor Loudon has a long entry on Rep. Schiff in his Keywiki database, documenting his connections to left-wing labor unions with a socialist bent, George Soros-funded groups, and the pro-Communist Chinese Committee of 100. He says the latter essentially runs “influence operations” for the communist Chinese regime.

The impeachment drive is taking place at a time when the Trump administration is attempting to confront China over its unfair trading practices and drive for tech dominance.

What’s surprising to some observers is that the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation would accept Schiff as a sponsor of the event. Republicans, who comprised the majority of congressional dinner sponsors, say Schiff’s process to remove Trump has been unfair and secretive. Indeed, many conservatives call it a Soviet-style process, with one critic saying Schiff is going “full Stalin” in his zeal to destroy Trump.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Updated: 2 Confirmed Dead in Southern California High School Shooting

Update: 2:59 p.m. Eastern:

So to recap: The Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Department just held a press conference and confirmed that two students aged 16 and 14 have died in the hospital. The shooter is alive but gravely injured and under medical care. The shooter’s social media accounts are being investigated. The weapon used was a semi-automatic .45 caliber pistol. Thursday is the shooter’s 16th birthday.

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

#FireJessAllen trends Again on Twitter as the Social Host Who Called Hockey Players ‘White Boys’, ‘Bullies’ Clarifies

Comments made on an episode of CTV’s The Social yesterday have received heavy online backlash following comments made by one of their correspondents regarding Don Cherry’s firing, though the centre of the controversy has clarified some of her statements.

Former Maclean’s magazine editor and TV talk show co-host Jessica Allen was at the receiving end of plenty of online backlash following comments made about Don Cherry, and the “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.

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

“Support Don Cherry” Sign Confiscated by Security at Nhl Game: Interview With Hockey Fan Brent Larsen

Brent Larsen recently went to a hockey game in Vancouver… and an act of censorship broke out. Which is to say Mr. Larsen had his homemade sign confiscated by security guards at the Rogers Arena.

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

Canadian ‘Anti-Hate’ Organization Members Support Antifa, Stand by Conspiracy Theory

The far-left extremist group Antifa receives support from The Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAN). They have also commended and disseminated far-left conspiracy theories.

In an article in The Federalist, CAN’s relationship with Antifa was uncovered, in which the organization’s members were found to be supporting Antifa by advising and protecting the extremist group in the media.

The latest example was during a free-speech rally in Hamilton, organized jointly by Dave Rubin and Maxime Bernier. Before the event began, a member of CAN published an op-ed in a local newspaper where they demanded the group be de-platformed. This was because the rally was allegedly “ushering people into the neo-Nazi movement.” Following this, Antifa activists threatened the venue and its participants.

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

Conservative Media Coverage of Edmonton’s U-Haul Attacker Concerned Government, Internal Emails Show

Rebel News has just received 249 exclusive Access to Information documents about convicted attempted murderer Abdulahi Hasan Sharif from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

In September 2017, Sharif went on a rampage in Edmonton outside of an Eskimos game, a striking police officer with his car before stabbing him multiple times. Sharif then commandeered a rental truck and ran down four pedestrians. The flag of the terrorist group ISIS was found in the truck by police. Sharif was convicted of five counts of attempted murder. Inexplicably he was never charged with terrorism-related offenses in October.

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

Judge Finds Trudeau Government’s Debates Commission ‘Unfair’ For Blocking Journalists

Justice Russel Zinn has just released his written ruling on the Lawton and True North v. Canada case. The case was started when Rebel Media and the True North Centre for Public Policy began a legal action to obtain permission to cover the official English and French federal election debates. The two media organizations claimed they would face “irreparable harm” if they were denied access to the two debates.

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

A Tiny Municipality in Southern Sweden Has Stirred Up a Hornet’s Nest With a New Commercial Proclaiming That it’s a Safe Neighborhood, Where Ordinary Swedes Can Live and Prosper.

Staffanstorp Municipality in Skåne County has incurred the enmity of mainstream media with its new commercial.

The film opens with a black and white scene from a dingy city full of graffiti, where some rowdy youngsters are seen harassing a mother and her daughter. The family then proceeds to move to Staffanstorp, where color returns, and they get a new lease on life.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Another Woman Accuses Roman Polanski of ‘Violently Raping’ Her When She Was a Teenager

Jewish director and convicted rapist and pedophile, Roman Polanski may sue the French newspaper that published new accusations made by another woman who claims he drugged and violently raped her when she was a teenager in the 1970s:

France’s author and director guild could meet soon on whether to exclude the French-Polish Jewish star, its vice president told Le Parisien newspaper, which published the allegations Friday.

Valentine Monnier, a photographer and former actress, recounted an “extremely violent” assault and rape by Polanski at his chalet in the Swiss ski resort of Gstaad in 1975, when she was 18.

Monnier said he tried to make her swallow a pill during the attack, and later made a tearful apology while demanding a promise that she never tell anyone.

“I thought I was going to die,” she said in an open letter published by Le Parisien, which also interviewed her and said it had contacted witnesses who confirmed the account.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Burger King Has ‘No Plans’ For Veggie Burger in France

Fast food giant Burger King has no plans to bring its newly-launched meat-free “Rebel” burger to France, and will instead focus on higher-end meat options for the time being, it has said.

The meat-free burger, officially dubbed the “Rebel Whopper”, has been rolled out in 25 European countries across 2,500 Burger King outlets this week (Tuesday November 12), including Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, and Poland. It is also expected to be available in the UK by early 2020.

But there are no plans to bring the option to France.

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

EU Army: France Spearheads 13 New Joint Military Projects, Including Joint European Warships

The European Union has stepped closer to a fully operational army by announcing 13 new joint military projects, including a new fleet of next-generation warships, prompting condemnations of the EU’s “expansionist military ambitions”.

This week the European Union has announced 13 new defence projects, spearheaded by France, bringing the total number of joint EU army projects to 47. The new projects will fall under the command of the deeply controversial Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) initiative, which was ratified by the bloc in 2017.

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

EU Prez Says Brexit Britain Will be ‘Second-Rate’, Urges EU Loyalists: ‘Don’t Give Up’

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, has openly intervened in the UK election campaign, telling European Union loyalists who want to stop Brexit: “Don’t give up.”

Tusk, who famously abandoned the office of Prime Minister in his native Poland in favour of his current, much more lucrative EU role just weeks before his party was turfed out of government by the conservative Law and Justice Party (PiS) in national elections, claimed that after Brexit, the United Kingdom would “become an outsider, a second-rate player” — betraying something of the isolationist mindset of the Brussels nomenklatura which is, ironically, often projected onto Brexiteers.

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

Europe: The New Political Weapon of ‘Islamophobia’

France is once again profoundly divided over Islam. Last Sunday, November 10, a “March against Islamophobia” was held in Paris in response to an appeal from 50 public figures. In an op-ed in the leftist newspaper Libération, the demonstrators pleaded to “stop Islamophobia and stop the growing stigmatization of Muslims, victims of discrimination and aggression”.

Two recent incidents ignited the public debate and served as a pretext for the march. On October 26, an 84-year-old man shot and injured two men while trying to set fire to the mosque of Bayonne. Earlier in October, in the Regional Assembly of Burgundy, a member of the National Rally party (RN) complained about the presence in the gallery of a woman wearing an Islamic headscarf. The French political class and media condemned both incidents almost unanimously.

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

France: Yellow Vests Plan Demonstrations for the Protest Movement’s First Birthday

To celebrate the protest movement’s very first anniversary, Yellow Vest organizers have called on the French public to gather next Saturday on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

The Facebook event, called ‘Act 53 Yellow Vests birthday on the Champs-Elysees’, so far has about 5,000 registered participants and 6,500 who’ve declared themselves interested, BFMTV reports.

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

France: Paris Plans Remembrance Garden for Terrorism Victims

A “remembrance garden” in honour of the 130 victims of the November 13 2015 terrorist attack is to be created in Paris, after the city’s Mairie voted in favour of the plan this week.

Today (Wednesday November 13) marks four years to the day since the attack. Yesterday, the council of Paris voted to create the garden, after four years of consultations between the Paris Mairie and several victim associations.

The garden is intended as not only a place of remembrance, but also of education, with schools to be encouraged to organise trips to the site once it is open.

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

France is Target of More Islamic Terror Attacks Than Any Other EU State

France is the European member state most affected by radical Islamic terrorism according to a study that shows over half of the terror attacks in the EU occurred in the country.

The study, which was released by the Foundation for Political Innovation (Fondapol), examined radical Islamic terror attacks from 1979 to August 31st of 2019 and discovered that France had been the victim of 71 attacks during that period which resulted in 317 killed, newspaper Le Figaro reports.

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

Germany: Leipzig Offers €100,000 Bounty to Identify Leftist Extremists

Following a series of violent attacks by left-wing extremists against people and property in the city of Leipzig, officials have offered members of the community a € 100,000 reward to identify individuals involved in the attacks.

The Leipzig public prosecutor and the State Criminal Police Office (LKA) of Saxony announced last week that a € 100,000 reward would be given to private individuals who come forward with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the left-wing extremists in question, Bild reports.

The city’s reward, the largest amount offered to the public since the 1990s, comes after a series of attacks by left-wing extremists, including the home invasion and beating of a real estate employee, and an arson attack of a luxury apartment development which resulted in 10 million euros in damages.

Members from the extreme-left Antifa movement are believed to be responsible for both attacks.

Following the recent uptick in violent attacks by left-wing extremists, the eastern German state of Saxony announced the establishment of a Special Commission on left-wing extremism (Soko LinX). The commission will have twenty investigators who are tasked with finding the perpetrators of the aforementioned attacks.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Germany Makes Measles Vaccination Compulsory

Parents face hefty fines for unvaccinated children.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Germany: ISIS-Suspects Arrested Over Bomb Plot “To Kill as Many Atheists as Possible”

Police in Germany have thwarted a major bomb plot by radical militants linked to the Islamic State to ‘kill as many infidels’ as possible, prosecutors said.

Three men were arrested on Tuesday in Offenbach, not far from Frankfurt, on suspicion of plotting a bomb attack for the Islamic State militant group. The suspects wanted to murder as many ‘infidels’ as possible in an attack that was planned to take place in the Rhine-Main region, the Daily Mail reports.

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

Greta Thunberg Heads Home on Catamaran After North American Tour

Greta Thunberg has left North America and is traveling back to Europe with the use of a catamaran. Thunberg will now head to Europe where she will attend the UN climate summit, according to the Daily Mail.

Thankfully for Thunberg, an Australian couple offered to sail her back from Virginia in the United States. It will take her two to three weeks to get to Portugal, depending on the Atlantic Ocean’s temperament.

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

Hungary’s Commissioner-to-be Grilled Over Loyalty to Orban

Hungary’s new commissioner-designate for enlargement, Oliver Varhelyi on Thursday (14 November) told MEPs he would not take instructions from any government, including prime minister Viktor Orban’s.

A career diplomat, who most recently served as Hungary’s EU ambassador in Brussels, Varhelyi was grilled by MEPs in the parliament’s foreign affairs committee over his loyalty to Orban.

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

Netherlands: Mosque’s Amplified Call to Prayer Silenced by a Cut Cable

The intensely amplified call to prayer at Amsterdam’s Blue Mosque, which was set to be heard for the first time last Friday in the New West district of Amsterdam, was silenced by someone who cut the sound system’s cable. Tomorrow there’s a retry.

The Blue Mosque was set to be the first mosque in the Dutch capital where the call to prayer broadcast would be amplified over loudspeakers, Dutch daily newspaper De Telegraaf reports.

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

Swedish Police Respond to Shocking Rising Crime Levels by Inviting Gang Leaders for Pizza

Swedish authorities in Malmö, where violent crime and grenade attacks continue to soar, responded by inviting local gang leaders for a friendly chat over some pizza.

Yes, really.

Explosions in Malmö, which is home to several no go zone migrant ghettos, are becoming commonplace, with the city suffering three blasts in the space of just 24 hours earlier this month.

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

Swedish Teen Has Ear Cut Off in Brutal Gang Robbery

An 18-year-old young man had his ear partially or totally cut off by a youth gang who are said to have robbed him of everything except his underwear.

The incident took place late on Tuesday night at around 11 pm, in the central Gothenburg district of Landala and saw the teen attacked by a group of around ten people according to local investigators, newspaper Goteborgs Posten reports.

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

Teen’s Ear Cut Off During Brutal Gang Robbery in Sweden

A young man’s ear was severed during a vicious attack and mugging by a group of at least 10 people in Gothenburg, Sweden, police say.

The 18-year-old victim was ambushed in a parking garage in the Landala district by a gang and stripped of “everything but his underwear,” according to police spokesman Morten Gunneng.

“There was a lonely guy, aged 18, who was robbed by 10 people,” Gunneng told Götesburg-Posten.

“This robbery definitely stands out as extra ugly.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Tommy Robinson Explains Why He’s Back in Court Over “Racist” Schoolyard Dispute Involving Syrian Refugee Boy

Tommy Robinson is back in court for another nuisance suit involving a Syrian refugee boy named Jamal.

(CONTENT WARNING)

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

US Threatens to Sanction Serbia Over Russian S-400 Missile System Purchase

The United States has threatened Serbia with sanctions to deter the Balkan country’s rumored plans to purchase Russia’s state of the art S-400 missile system — one of the most advanced air defense systems available.

The controversy began last week after Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic suggested during an interview that he wished to buy the S-400 but lacked the 500 million euros for the purchase. At one point during the interview, Vucic even said “Serbia was ready to accept S-400s from Russia as a gift,” Russian news agency TASS reports.

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The Other Genocide of Christians

One of the most refreshing aspects of Resolution 296 — which acknowledges the Armenian Genocide, and which the House recently overwhelmingly voted for — is that it does not exclude those other peoples who also suffered a genocide under the Ottoman Turks. The opening sentence of Resolution 296 recognizes “the campaign of genocide against Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs, Arameans, Maronites, and other Christians.”

And that last word — Christians — is key to understanding this tragic chapter of history: Christianity is what all those otherwise diverse peoples had in common, and therefore it — not nationality, ethnicity, or grievances — was the ultimate determining factor concerning whom the Turks would and would not “purge.”

The genocide is often conflated with the Armenians because many more of them than other ethnicities were killed — causing them to be the face of the genocide. According to generally accepted figures, the Turks slaughtered 1.5 million Armenians, 750,000 Greeks, and 300,000 Assyrians.

As for the latter peoples — the word “Assyrian” also encompasses Chaldeans, Syriacs, and Arameans — half of their population of 600,000 was killed during the genocide. In other words, relative to their numbers, they lost more than any other Christian group, including the Armenians.

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Leaked Bank Records Confirm Burisma-Biden Payments to Morgan Stanley Account

Documents allegedly leaked by the Ukrainian General Prosecutor’s office to CD Media have shed light on payments from Burisma Holdings to Rosemont Seneca Bohai LLC, a corporation controlled by Hunter Biden partner (and fellow former Burisma board member) Devon Archer.

Archer was Yale roommates with John Kerry’s stepson Chris Heinz — the two of whom opened investment firm Rosemont Capital with Joe Biden’s son, Hunter. Rosemont Capital is the parent company of Rosemont Seneca Partners, LLC — the entity which receive the Burisma payments and in turn aid Biden.

The newly leaked records show 45 payments between November 2014 and November 2015 totaling $3.5 million, mostly in increments of $83,333.33. The payments correspond to Morgan Stanley bank recordsthe New York Times reported on earlier this year — submitted as evidence in a case against Archer who was convicted in a scheme to defraud pension funds and an Indian tribe of tens of millions of dollars. Archer’s conviction was overturned in November by a judge who felt that he may not have willingly participated in the scheme.

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Bali Airport Staff Hit Back at Newlywed Couple and 20 Guests Who Claimed They Were Kicked Off Jetstar Flight for Being Muslim — Saying the Tourists Were Badly Behaved and Refused to Sit Down

Sarah Aslan, 23, claimed her group were racially abused by airline staff for ‘looking ethnic and being Muslim’ after she was escorted from her flight at Bali’s Denpasar Airport at 2am on November 4.

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Thailand: New Species of Carnivorous Dinosaur Identified in Nong Bua Lamphu

NONG BUA LAMPHU — Paleontologists announced they identified a new species of carnivorous dinosaurs that once roamed the land that is now Nong Bua Lamphu province.

Mineral Resources deputy director deputy Montri Luengingkasoot said Tuesday that the new species is called Vayuraptor nongbualamphuensis, named after the province where the bone fragments were found and the Sanskrit word for wind deity, reflecting the dinosaur’s perceived speed.

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Hong Kong Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng Injured in London While Surrounded by Protesters

Hong Kong’s justice minister hurt her arm when she fell while on an official trip in London on Thursday, in what was the first physical confrontation between a cabinet official and Hong Kong protesters.

Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, who is in London to promote Hong Kong as a centre of dispute resolution, appeared calm but shocked while surrounded for several minutes by at least 30 protesters angry about the administration’s handling of the anti-government protests.

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Hong Kong Protests: Man Dies After Being Hit ‘By Hard Object’ During Protests

A 70-year-old man has died in Hong Kong after being struck on the head during clashes between government supporters and protesters.

Officials said the man was on a lunch break from his job as a cleaner when he was hit in the head by “hard objects hurled by masked rioters”.

It comes as China’s president Xi Jinping said the “one country, two systems” system was being “challenged”.

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Exclusive: Out-of-Control Teenagers Bash a Grandmother’s Dog to Death With Bricks and Poison a Neighbour’s Cat in a Campaign of Terror That Has Residents in a Western Sydney Street Living in Fear

Pet dog Rocky was pelted with rocks and bricks in his own backyard in just the latest shocking act of animal abuse by teenagers as young as 12 terrorising Roebuck Crescent in Willmot, NSW.

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Fire Chief’s Brilliant Response to Claims Firemen Bash Their Women — Arguing They Were Lovers More Than Fighters

New South Wales Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has suggested firemen were more likely to make love than war with their wives and girlfriends after a natural disaster.

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How More Than a Third of the Most Expensive Homes in Australia Are Bought by Super Rich Chinese Entrepreneurs

Thirty per cent of multi-million dollar mansions and penthouses around the country are owned by buyers from mainland China and Hong Kong, including coveted areas in Sydney and Melbourne.

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Chileans Blinded by Police Firing Pellet Guns in Protests

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chileans are accustomed to seeing violent clashes between police and demonstrators but a new trend is leaving them shaken: the blinding of protesters by shotgun pellets fired by state’s security agents.

Chile’s main medical body says at least 230 people have lost sight after being shot in an eye in the last month while participating in the demonstrations over inequality and better social services that have overwhelmed the South American nation.

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EU Court: Illegal to Throw Violent Migrants Out of Asylum Homes

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that European Union member states are not allowed to kick asylum seekers out of asylum homes even if they have been violent in the past.

The ruling comes after a case involving an Afghan migrant in Belgium who had been involved in a fight between other migrants in an asylum home and was kicked out of the home for 15 days, during which he lived on the streets of Brussels or with his friends, Kronen Zeitung reports.

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EU States Fell Short on Sharing Refugees, Say Auditors

A mandatory 2015 scheme to dispatch people seeking international protection from Greece and Italy across the European Union did not deliver promised results, say EU auditors.

Although member states took in some 35,000 people from both countries, the EU auditors say at least 445,000 Eritreans, Iraqis and Syrians may have been potentially eligible in Greece alone.

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German Actress Destroys Merkel in Open Letter: ‘You Belong in Prison’

Dear Frau Merkel,

You are the most despicable and criminal Chancellor the German people have ever had to endure. You brought the German people terror, war, poverty and death by deliberately and illegally importing illegal migrants into the country, hundreds of thousands of mercenaries, terrorists and other die-hard criminals.

According to article 16 of the constitution, not one of those who arrive through safe countries has the right of asylum in Germany. That is why all your guests are illegal criminals in Germany. The Schengen and Dublin agreements were also deliberately illegal. In the vow you have sworn, among other things, to keep harmful things away from the German people, but you do, every day, exactly the opposite.

You have no mandate to deal with the needs of all citizens, but only for the good of the German people, this alone was your mandate. You are nothing but an employee of the German people, for the power belongs to the people, and not you.

You consciously incited the entire nation against each other, split it and destroyed entire families. And you cap it all by insolently repeating the lie that we Germans are doing better than ever?

Due to your illegal guests, all public events must now be massively secured, surrounded by fences and guards armed with automatic weapons. There are now protection areas for women who seek protection so that they will hopefully not fall victim to sexual abuse committed by your guests. Every day your guests commit crimes of shocking violence.

Poverty among our elders and children is higher than ever. Almost a million Germans live on the streets. Helping these people, this was your mandate, and not flooding all of Europe with invaders from other cultures and feeding them with billions of hard tax taxes. Are you asking for respect?

Your invaders, mostly criminals, who rape and kill in Germany, are then taken under your defense (and mainstream media / police) and portrayed as victims of “Right-wingers”. If you really wanted respect and possess a conscience, you would answer for your crimes before a court.

If justice does not visit you the people will because power belongs exclusively to the people, and the German people are your employers. You are nobody. No Chancellor has ever intentionally caused the German people so much harm and suffering.

For the future, I only want one thing: that you and your entire entourage be brought before a court of justice for all the law violations and you and your cohorts go to prison for at least for life. Such a high betrayal of the sovereign people never existed in the history of Germany.

Paid commentators and hypocrites who still lick your rear, unable to think clearly and with their own mind, can refrain from any other adulation of you, for no reasonable man take such people seriously. I despise you deeply and wish you the punishment you deserve. With much contempt, thanks to your Stasi platoon.

(Signed)

Retired actress, Silvana Heißenberg.

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Half of Europe’s Nearly Five Million Illegals Have Ended Up in Just Two Countries, Germany and the UK

The figures from the Pew Research Centre show the number of illegals — what the report calls unauthorised immigrants — has risen steeply since 2014, reaching a peak in 2016

Two-thirds of all so-called unauthorised immigrants in Europe live in just four member states, and by one count there are more illegals in the United Kingdom than any other EU nation, according to new research.

Estimates of the number of illegals living in Europe in 2017, the most recent year for which figures are available, put the number at between 3.9 and 4.8 million people. Yet despite the freedom of movement between European nations, the vast majority — 70 per cent — of these illegals live in four countries, and half live in just two, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Both nations share a roughly equivalent estimated number of illegals, with the higher-end estimate at 1.2 million apiece, yet the demographics of the two nations are quite different. While German illegal migrants are more likely to be recent arrivals and from the Middle East than average, in the UK they are more likely to be long-term illegals and from the Asia-Pacific region.

[Comment: And what percentage are muslim?]

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Bitcoin Fixes This: PayPal Cuts Payouts to Over 100,000 Pornhub Models

Bitcoin (BTC) is being championed as the solution to a new payment crisis affecting the adult entertainment website Pornhub. In a blog post on Nov. 14, Pornhub revealed that payment processor PayPal had abruptly stopped servicing its models.

Pornhub hits out at attack on “livelihoods”

Previously, models throughout the world received payouts via PayPal, which has not publicly stated why it cut them out of its platform.

“We are all devastated by PayPal’s decision to stop payouts to over a hundred thousand performers who rely on them for their livelihoods,” the blog post reads.

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Catholic Priests Demand Pope Francis Repent After Worshiping Idols With Erect Penises in Vatican

An international group of Catholic priests and scholars have called on Pope Francis to issue a public apology for holding a ritual on Vatican grounds which included the worship of a pagan fertility goddess.

The petition, signed by 100 clergy, scholars and influential members of the Church, demanded that the pontiff “repent publicly and unambiguously” for participating in the worship of Pachamama, a pagan fertility goddess and the statue of a man with erect penis during the Amazon Synod at the Vatican last month. The group noted that “all participation in any form of the veneration of idols is… an objectively grave sin that only God can judge.”

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Disney Puts “Outdated Cultural Depictions” Trigger Warning on Old Movies

Disney’s new streaming service includes trigger warnings on old movies that caution the viewer about “outdated cultural depictions.”

The launch of the new Disney+ service in the United States made available many classic films, but they could not be presented without the need to genuflect to political correctness.

Movies including Dumbo, Lady and the Tramp, The Aristocats, Peter Pan and The Jungle Book all feature the trigger warning in their plot descriptions due to negative racial stereotypes like the Siamese cats in Lady and the Tramp, the Native American characters in Peter Pan, and the crows in Dumbo.

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‘Diversity Gaffe’: Richard Branson Apologizes for Appearing in a Photo With White People

For shame!

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Have You Noticed That the Crazy People Are Starting to Take Over Our Society?

It is getting scary out there.

In order for society to function properly, we need to be able to assume that most people are going to behave rationally. And when I was growing up, it was generally safe to make that assumption. But now things have completely changed. No matter how hard one may try, there is simply no avoiding the hordes of crazy people that seem to be taking over our society. It is almost as if millions of us never learned the basic rules for how civilized people should treat one another. Sometimes this manifests in behavior that is simply rude, other times it manifests in behavior that is actually dangerous, and if you are really unlucky you will personally encounter someone that has fully embraced depravity on a level that most of us never even want to think about.

Let me give you an example of crazy behavior that is simply rude. Not too long ago, a Reddit user posted a photograph that really freaked a lot of people out…

There are certainly a lot of factors, but two of the biggest are the fact that we have completely turned away from the moral standards that this nation was founded upon and instead we are constantly filling our minds with complete and utter filth.

Today, the average American spends more than three and a half hours watching television each day, and the material on our televisions is becoming increasingly depraved…

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MEPs Criticise Poland for Criminalising Sex Education

In a resolution approved on Thursday, the majority of MEPs voiced their concerns over a Polish draft law that criminalises sex education. This initiative could put teachers who provide sex education in prison for up to three years. MEPs called on the Polish parliament to avoid adopting the bill, which follows recent attempts of the government in Poland to limit sexual and reproductive rights, including the right to abortion.

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7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/14/2019

  1. TIP: Children are being targeted by South Africa Witch Doctors, who want their body parts. White children are particularly valuable.

    (WORST QUALITY VIDEO)

    Parents be very careful in Pretoria region | South Africa – YouTube

    Snatch can be seen here: https://youtu.be/UAUidjCNN1E?t=173

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAUidjCNN1E

    Background-Information

    [1] Crime Stats: Kempton Park is the kidnapping capital of SA

    https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/crime-stats-kempton-park-is-the-kidnapping-capital-of-sa-20190912

    [2] Private investigator: “South African witchcraft is pure evil”

    https://www.ingridochmaria.se/2018/10/30/private-investigator-south-african-witchcraft-is-pure-evil/

    [3] White South Africans denied asylum – despite death threat against young daughter

    Thought it was a sick joke

    https://www.ingridochmaria.se/2018/10/22/white-south-africans-denied-asylum-despite-death-threat-against-young-daughter/

    [4] A child goes missing every five hours in South Africa

    http://missingchildren.org.za/

    [5] VIDEO Police investigating the kidnapping of a six-year-old child

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jDABe41Dbg

    [6] VIDEO! Attempted kidnapping at Johannesburg Spur

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KvkGJlbXfM

    [7] VIDEO Amy’Leigh, 6, after kidnap ordeal: ‘I want a burger and my brother’

    https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/amy-lee-6-after-kidnap-ordeal-i-want-a-burger-and-my-brother-20190903

    [8] VIDEO Amy-Leigh ‘not coping’ after kidnapping

    https://www.enca.com/news/amy-leigh-not-coping-after-kidnapping

  2. BERLIN launching first Arab-speaking Radio station

    https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https://www.freiewelt.net/nachricht/radio-arabica-geht-in-berlin-auf-sendung-10079547/

    “Berlin has had an Arab population since 1960s and 1970s, when then West Germany brought in Moroccans as “guest workers” to help rebuild the post-World War II economy.”

    1960? 1970? Post WW2? Lies. All Lies.

    https://www.dw.com/en/berlin-to-get-its-first-arabic-radio-station/a-51259260

  3. Ned, You may know this already?

    “When we think of Sweden, we think blondes, Abba, and progressive politics. We may soon have to reconsider this image. Thanks to Europe’s most generous immigration policies, the old Sweden is being replaced with a new Sweden. Based on his book Sweden – Dying to Be Multicultural, film-maker and journalist Pelle Neroth Taylor asks: Why do Swedes want a new country? What if this project fails?”

    Sweden Dying to be Multicultural | 1 hour Documentary
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxdXnc83Ww0

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