Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/6/2019

According to the latest polls, Matteo Salvini and his party, the Lega, are as popular as both parties in the current governing coalition combined. The Lega polls at more than 34% now, which is roughly the same as M5S and PD taken together.

In other news, the Greek government is planning to relocate 5,000 migrants from island refugee camps to the Greek mainland.

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Financial Crisis
» We Haven’t Seen a Manufacturing Slowdown Like This Since the Last Financial Crisis
 
USA
» Airport Pages “Epstein Coverup” As Viral Meme Spreads
» Conservative Event in Portland Targeted by Antifa Extremists
» FBI Arrest White Supremacist Who Planned to Bomb Synagogue
» General Flynn Attorney Sidney Powell: “We Will Seek to Move to Dismiss for Egregious Government Conduct” (Video)
» How to Deep Six the Deep State
» Jane Fonda Pleads: ‘Only 11 Years Left’ To Save Planet, Vote Radical Left!
» Judge Approves Ex-Obama Press Official as Juror in Roger Stone Trial
» Kaitlin Bennett Attacked by Antifa Outside Trump Rally
» Metlife Black Cat Among 300 Feral Felines Living Inside Stadium, Employees Keep Them Fed: Report
» Microsoft Would Really Love to Pick Your Brains About Project Cortex
» Obama Operatives Plotting to Sabotage Trump 2020 Campaign
» PewDiePie is More Popular Amongst Zoomers Than Lebron James
» Read Deep State Transcripts From Democrats’ Secret Impeachment Hearings
» Seth Meyers Inadvertently Admits ‘Orange Man Bad’ Jokes Are Lazy and Boring
» The AR-15: The Real Story
» Washington Voters Narrowly Rejecting Affirmative Action in Referendum 88
 
Canada
» Authoritarian New Election Law to Combat Fake News
» Fake Indigenous Woman Resigns From Montreal City Reconciliation Job After Family History Revealed
» Over 160 Canadian Flags Stolen From Veteran Cemetery in Ontario
» Too Much Weed: Government Has Over 30 Times More Marijuana Than it’s Able to Sell
» Toronto Man Charged With 54 Sexual Assault-Related Offences
 
Europe and the EU
» Ancient Ape With ‘Human Legs’ And ‘Orangutan Arms’ Moved Like No Other Creature on Earth
» Belgium: Jihadi Bride Gets Just 150 Hours Community Service for Possessing Weapons in ‘Terrorist Context’
» EU Elite Stunned After Bombshell French Poll Shows Macron Losing to Le Pen for First Time
» Flanders Wants to Address Catalonia Issue With Spain
» France: Cathedral Attacked, Statue of Saint Beheaded, Treasure Stolen
» Germany: Hundreds of Far-Left Extremists Injure 19 Police Officers in Berlin
» Homemade Bomb Found Near Swedish Shopping Mall
» ISIS Urges Followers to ‘Ignite Fires’ In Forests Across US and Europe
» Italy: Salvini Support on Par With Leftist Coalition Govt Parties Combined
» Italy’s Leftist Government to Indoctrinate Schoolchildren in ‘Climate Change’
» Juncker Blames ‘Friend’ Tony Blair’s Approach to EU for Causing Brexit
» Periergophis and Paraxenophis: Two Six-Million-Year Old New Species of Snakes Found in Greece
» Should Europe Bring Back the Fighters Who Left for ISIS?
» Spanish Election: Five Face Off in Race to Run Spain
» UK High Court Rules Extinction Rebellion Climate Protest Ban ‘Unlawful’
» UK Refuses Arrest Warrant for Catalan Ex-Minister
» UK: Boris Tells Public: Back My ‘Oven-Ready’ Brexit Deal, Not Labour’s ‘Nightmare Programme’
» UK: Corbyn Refuses to Rule Out Cancelling Brexit as Price for Power-Sharing With Liberal Democrats
» UK: Farage Vows to ‘Hurt Labour in the Most Extraordinary Way’
 
Middle East
» Ex-Twitter Employees Accused of Spying for Saudi Arabia
 
Far East
» Hong Kong Police Seek to Hack Telegram, Key Tool in Protests: Source
» Video: Chinese Social Credit Score Publicly Shames Bad Citizen for Jaywalking
 
Australia — Pacific
» How Australia is Home to the World’s Richest Public Servants — With Taxpayers Funding Salaries Three Times Larger Than Those in Britain and the U.S.
 
Latin America
» At Least Six American Children and Three Adults Killed in Ambush in Mexico
» Beautiful New Species of Dragonfly Discovered
» Hero 13-Year-Old Boy Hid His Siblings in the Bushes During Cartel Massacre and Walked 14 Miles to Get Help (Video)
» President Trump Declares War on Drug Cartels After Mormon Family Massacre
 
Immigration
» Greece: Government Plans to Redistribute 5,000 Migrants From Islands to Mainland Europe
» Italy’s Leftist Government to Hand Out More Cash to Migrants Than Disabled Italians
» Muslims Force Swedish Man to Beg on His Knees for Mercy or Get Killed
» Nicaraguan Immigrant Faces 30 Years for Strangling White GF to Death in New York
» One of Arizona’s Liberal Hotbeds Overwhelmingly Rejected Proposition to Become State’s First Sanctuary City
» Swedish Politician Sees ‘Advantages’ of Polygamy
» UK: Chippenham Lorry Horror: Man Arrested as 15 People Found in Back of Vehicle, Closing A350
» University of Florida Prof. Bans Use of Term ‘Illegal Immigrant’
 
Culture Wars
» 45 Population Control Quotes That Show the Elite Are Quite Eager to Reduce the Number of People on the Planet
» Breaking: Students Suspended From Canadian High School for Refusing to Wear Rainbow Poppy
» Critics Blast Proposal to Slow Climate Change Using Population Control
» Delta to Show Unedited Gay Sex Scenes on in-Flight Films After Celebrity Outcry
» Germans Select Indian as ‘Christ Child’ For Traditional Christmas Celebration
» In New Doc, Attenborough Botches Facts Again on Walrus and Climate Change
» James Dobson: School News About ‘Most Horrible’Sex Ed ‘Greatly Angers Me’
» The Left-Right Divide is About Reality Itself
» The Latest on the ‘Groyper War’ Against Conservative Inc.
» The Real Reason They’re Telling Westerners Not to Have Babies
» Trump Proposes New Rule to Allow Faith-Based Adoption Agencies to Refuse LGBT Parents
» UK: Theaters to Ban the Phrase ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ Under New Gender-Neutral Guidelines
» UN Calls for Global Depopulation in Response to Climate Change
» Watch: Deranged Activist Advocates for Killing Men on Woke TV Show
 

We Haven’t Seen a Manufacturing Slowdown Like This Since the Last Financial Crisis

This isn’t what was supposed to happen. According to the economic optimists, there was going to be a great “manufacturing renaissance” as America entered a wonderful new golden age of boundless prosperity. But of course that is not what has happened. Manufacturing activity has been declining for the past three months, and all across the country we are seeing economic conditions rapidly deteriorate. Over and over, we are seeing economic numbers that are worse than anything we have seen since the last recession, but the economic optimists keep assuring us that these are just temporary blips on the way to America’s glorious economic renewal. Well, they can keep believing in a mirage of future prosperity if they want, but the hard numbers keep telling us another story. For example, the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index has now fallen to a level that was “last sustained during the financial crisis”…

Manufacturing activity across the country has contracted for three months, according to closely watched ISM data. In the Midwest, the slowdown has been more severe. The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index shows backlogs dropping to a level touched briefly four years ago but last sustained during the financial crisis.

In the middle of the country, it already feels like a manufacturing recession for many business owners. Manufacturing facilities are being closed down, machines are being idled and thousands of workers are being let go. The following comes from a CNBC article about our current manufacturing slowdown…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Airport Pages “Epstein Coverup” As Viral Meme Spreads

San Diego International Airport paged someone with the name “Epstein Coverup,” as the viral meme relating to the suspicious “suicide” of the billionaire sex trafficker continues to spread.

A video posted to Twitter shows the text, “Airport is paging Epstein Coverup please meet your party at terminal two east by American Airlines” appearing on the airport’s message board.

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

Conservative Event in Portland Targeted by Antifa Extremists

A town hall event in Portland, Oregon, hosted by the Melody Centre has been targeted by the antifa extremists. The event was organized by the WalkAway Campaign, which had activist Brandon Straka, documentarian Dinesh D’Souza, radio host Lars Larson, and prominent journalist Andy Ngo, speaking to the audience on a range of topical issues. Disclosure: Ngo is the Editor-at-large at The Post Millennial.

Over the past week, antifa had tried to harass the centre into deplatforming the speakers. Despite the group attempting to intimidate the business, audience, and speakers, they failed to shut down the event.

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

FBI Arrest White Supremacist Who Planned to Bomb Synagogue

The FBI has arrested a 27-year old white supremacist who planned to bomb a synagogue in Pueblo, Colorado.

The suspect was identified as Richard Holzer. The FBI said that he was allegedly planning to target Temple Emanuel in Pueblo, which is the state’s second-oldest synagogue. Holzer was charged with attempting to obstruct religious exercise by force using explosives and fire, according to ABC News.

Holzer was arrested after he told an undercover FBI agent about his plans. The agent, posing as a white supremacist, found him on Facebook. Holzer told her about him being a skinhead and a former member of the KKK.

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

General Flynn Attorney Sidney Powell: “We Will Seek to Move to Dismiss for Egregious Government Conduct” (Video)

Attorney Sidney Powell joined Lou Dobbs on Tuesday night to discuss the latest updates on US Government’s court case against General Michael Flynn.

The Justice Department on Friday responded to Flynn’s lawyer Sidney Powell’s motion to compel production of Brady Material and to hold prosecutors in contempt.

Sidney Powell filed a motion a couple weeks ago revealing that General Flynn was indeed set up by the FBI with an ambush, damaging leaks and altered 302 reports.

Powell revealed that former FBI lawyer Lisa Page EDITED General Mike Flynn’s 302 report, then lied to the DOJ about the edits.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

How to Deep Six the Deep State

The Deep State apparatus comes across in the Foreign Affairs article, “Trump and the CIA,” as a form of secret government that no elected official dares to cross. If this is indeed the case, our elections have become meaningless, and our elected officials are functioning as mere puppets. Foreign Affairs is published by the CFR.

But Trump has decided, in more cases than not, to challenge the power of the Deep State. He has gone against their advice in many ways, including his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria. That irritated the Obama holdovers in the CIA because their Marxist Kurdish soldiers in Syria, deployed for a time against ISIS, were left alone to face the Turkish Armed Forces. Trump was not interested in getting American troops in the middle of a conflict involving communist Kurdish fighters. “Mr. Trump suggested that the Democrats liked the Kurds in part because they included some communists,” the New York Times reported, without noting that the observation was factually accurate.

In fact, the Kurds practically worship a Marxist-Leninist, now in a Turkish prison, by the name of Abdulla Ocalan, who was identified as trained by the KGB. The Kurds have been waging war against Turkey for decades and have killed thousands of people. Trump figured, with good reason, that it was better to stick with Turkey than a few thousand homeless communists wedded to the imaginary state of “Kurdistan.”

How the CIA came to adopt these Marxist fighters as American “allies” is a story that needs to be told and investigated. It was without approval by Congress. Reports indicate the CIA spent about $1 billion on a war in Syria that produced 500,000 dead and millions of refugees. That disastrous and bloody policy was authorized by President Obama and carried out by John Brennan, who was CIA director from March 2013 to January 2017…

It’s time for members of Congress, in the House and Senate, to introduce legislation to abolish the CIA. Otherwise, their complaints about the Deep State can’t be taken seriously.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Jane Fonda Pleads: ‘Only 11 Years Left’ To Save Planet, Vote Radical Left!

Liberal activist and actress Jane Fonda received the royal welcome on Tuesday’s The View by the equally fanatical hosts.

Fonda was there to discuss her climate change activism which excited Joy Behar, as she tried to win the contest over who could be more hysterical about the state of the earth.

After hugs all around, the co-hosts declared how much they “loved” Fonda. Joy Behar bragged to Whoopi Goldberg that she was the only co-host to have “made out” with Fonda (yikes!).

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

Judge Approves Ex-Obama Press Official as Juror in Roger Stone Trial

[…]Whose husband works for the Justice Dept. division that snagged Stone!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Kaitlin Bennett Attacked by Antifa Outside Trump Rally

Attack filmed on tape, but police haven’t made any arrests.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Metlife Black Cat Among 300 Feral Felines Living Inside Stadium, Employees Keep Them Fed: Report

No, it’s not a sign the Jets or Giants are thinking about running the wildcat.

The infamous black feline that invaded the field at Metlife during Monday night’s New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys game is reportedly among the 300-plus feral cats living inside the stadium and the owners are apparently keeping them fed, a report revealed Tuesday.

The cat, which many Giants’ fans are blaming for the 37-18 loss, wasn’t just a random omen. An employee who goes by the name “Cat Man” told the New York Post that there are “over 300 feral cats in the complex right now.”

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

Microsoft Would Really Love to Pick Your Brains About Project Cortex

Having unleashed Teams on the world, Microsoft has been pondering what else it can do with all the data lurking in Microsoft 365. The answer, it seems, is Project Cortex.

Cortex sits a little awkwardly with the other search technologies unveiled at this year’s Microsoft Ignite conference in Florida, USA: updates to Bing to unify a corporate intranet with the internet, like a Fiesta crudely welded to a supertanker, and a Cortana now fully focused on Microsoft’s productivity suite.

Since all three are geared towards making use of the data stashed away in Microsoft 365, an observer would be forgiven for thinking that, once again, the Windows giant has come up with multiple ways of doing similar stuff.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Obama Operatives Plotting to Sabotage Trump 2020 Campaign

Online war brewing as Democratic strategists roll out $75 million digital campaign

Two Democratic strategists who worked for Obama’s campaign plan to sabotage President Trump’s 2020 campaign by going to war online with a $75 million digital advertising package.

The New York Times reports that the Obama operatives, working with a nonprofit group called Acronym and a leftist political action committee have revealed plans to “counter President Trump’s early spending advantage in key 2020 battleground states.”

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

PewDiePie is More Popular Amongst Zoomers Than Lebron James

PewDiePie is more popular than LeBron James amongst Gen Z according to a new poll, proving that all the negative press attention the YouTuber received has had little effect.

The Morning Consult survey found that PewDiePie and LeBron James had the same name recognition amongst zoomers (95%), but more of them (62%) have a favorable view of PewDiePie than James (55%).

Meanwhile, Justin Bieber had a favorability rating amongst zoomers of just 18%.

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

Read Deep State Transcripts From Democrats’ Secret Impeachment Hearings

Despite media hysteria, transcripts of testimonies don’t prove quid pro quo by Trump.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Seth Meyers Inadvertently Admits ‘Orange Man Bad’ Jokes Are Lazy and Boring

Comedian Seth Meyers inadvertently admitted that his relentless ‘Orange Man Bad’ jokes about President Trump are getting stale and boring.

For his new Netflix special, Meyers will offer viewers a feature that allows them to skip quips about Trump.

“It dawned on me that because it was on Netflix, there would be this opportunity to put in technology that would allow people to skip it,” he told CNN Business. “It was away to build in the response to anyone who would say, ‘Oh, let me guess there’s going to be jokes about the president.’“

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

The AR-15: The Real Story

Beto O’Rourke will never get the chance to take away the AR-15 kept in the home of Jeremy King of Lithia, Florida. King and his family are grateful for that and for the right to keep and bear arms enshrined, without any asterisk, in the Second Amendment of the Constitution that Democrats claim to be defending.

Yep, that AR-15, the very same “assault” weapon owned by bitter clingers said to endanger such families and the neighborhoods they live in. Instead, it saved his family from an intruder who broke into his house, pistol-whipped Mr. King, grabbed his 11-year-old daughter, and threatened to leave the King family another statistic buried deep in the news. As Spectrum News 9 tells the story:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Washington Voters Narrowly Rejecting Affirmative Action in Referendum 88

OLYMPIA — With Referendum 88 trailing by a slim margin, Washingtonians appeared like they might, for the second time in two decades, vote against affirmative action.

With most counties reporting results Tuesday, voters were rejecting the measure 51.3% to 48.7%, in an election that tested ideas of fairness and discrimination. Many more votes remain to be counted.

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

Authoritarian New Election Law to Combat Fake News

In this recent federal election, a new election law came into place that punishes people who spread fake or misleading penalties with severe punishments, according to the CBC. During the election, and in the foreseeable future, anyone who publishes disinformation online will face up to five years in prison and a fine up to $50,000.

The one crux, however, was that the word “knowingly” was removed from the legislation, meaning that anyone who accidentally posts false information can be charged under Canada’s criminal code.

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

Fake Indigenous Woman Resigns From Montreal City Reconciliation Job After Family History Revealed

A Montreal city councilor has just stepped down as the city’s reconciliation advisor. The problem? She could be Canada’s Elizabeth Warren.

Marie-Josee Parent was elected to Montreal City Council in 2017 as the first indigenous woman elected to hold such a position. She has said publicly that she is Mi’kmaq on her father’s side and Acadian on her mom’s.

Except, as it turns out, at least according to genealogical research conducted by Eric Pouliot Thisdale, she may not be not indigenous at all. Pouliot-Thisdale used church records to trace Parents genealogy and found that she had no indigenous ancestors on her father’s side.

A separate genealogical examination done by Dominique Ritchot came to the same conclusion, however, he did find an indigenous ancestor on Parent’s mother’s side.

But before Parent puts her moccasins back on, this potential maternal Mi’kmac relative is some 12 generations back in the family tree, which makes any DNA contribution less than negligible. And this person is someone that Parent didn’t even know existed when she was first staking her false claim to Indigenous ancestry.

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

Over 160 Canadian Flags Stolen From Veteran Cemetery in Ontario

Residents in Windsor and across Canada are outraged after roughly 160 Canadian flags were stolen from the World War I section of one of the city’s largest cemeteries.

Flags were reported missing from the Windsor Grove Cemetery on Giles Blvd and Howard Ave on Monday.

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

Too Much Weed: Government Has Over 30 Times More Marijuana Than it’s Able to Sell

Canada has a marijuana problem, but it’s not the one you might think.

It’s quite the opposite: Canada is sitting on massive stashes of uncompleted inventory that many analysts believe could cause massive price crashes in the industry.

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

Toronto Man Charged With 54 Sexual Assault-Related Offences

Toronto Police have announced that Mohammed Naufal Hadi Mohamed, 51, of Toronto, has been arrested and charged as a part of a sexual assault investigation.

In full, Mohamed has been charged with:

1. Fourteen counts of Sexual Exploitation of Young Person

2. Twelve counts of Sexual Interference With a Person Under 14

3. Fourteen counts of Sexual Assault

4. Six counts of Corrupt Child Through Sexual Immorality

5. Three counts of Unlawfully Engage in Anal Intercourse

6. Three counts of Invitation to Sexual Touching Under 14 years of age

7. Two counts of Forcible Confinement

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

Ancient Ape With ‘Human Legs’ And ‘Orangutan Arms’ Moved Like No Other Creature on Earth

More than 11 million years ago, an oddball ape equipped with human-like legs and robust ape-like arms clambered across tree limbs, possibly escaping feline predators. That’s the picture that scientists have gleaned about a new species of fossil ape discovered in Bavaria.

The ape creature may have also used a weird locomotion never seen until now, shedding light on how the ancestors of humans may have evolved to walk on two legs, a new study finds.

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

Belgium: Jihadi Bride Gets Just 150 Hours Community Service for Possessing Weapons in ‘Terrorist Context’

The ex-wife of jihadist Hakim Benladghem has been sentenced to just 150 hours of community service after being arrested for “possession of weapons in a terrorist context”.

The Belgian authorities convicted the former wife of Hakim Benladghem, named Laila, in early October in relation to a weapons cache that was found in the former couples’ home in March 2013 that included an AR-15 style rifle and an MP5 submachine gun, L’Est Republicain reports.

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

EU Elite Stunned After Bombshell French Poll Shows Macron Losing to Le Pen for First Time

The Journal du Dimanche newspaper poll showed that Marine Le Pen would secure a whopping 28 percent of the vote in any scenario.

Emmanuel Macron would reach between 27 percent and 28 percent depending on the other candidates that ran in the race.

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

Flanders Wants to Address Catalonia Issue With Spain

Flemish first minister Jan Jambon (N-VA) asked the Spanish ambassador in Belgium, Beatriz Larrotcha Palma, to “exchange ideas” about the situation in Catalonia, reported Belgium media Knack. “The conflict cannot be solved with police violence,” said Jambon, adding that he has good contacts inside the Catalan movement. Last month, the Flemish parliament unanimously approved a resolution condemning the “disproportionate punishments by the Spanish Supreme Court of Catalan politicians and activists”.

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

France: Cathedral Attacked, Statue of Saint Beheaded, Treasure Stolen

A group of masked criminals used a car to ram through the doors of the Oloron-Sainte-Marie cathedral, before going on to steal several liturgical objects and beheading a statue of Saint Bernadette last Sunday night.

The thieves used a tree trunk attached to a Peugot 106 to break down the doors of the cathedral — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — that dated back to the Middle Ages, Le Parisien reports.

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

Germany: Hundreds of Far-Left Extremists Injure 19 Police Officers in Berlin

A large mob of far-left extremists attacked police officers with bottles, stones, and other objects in Berlin over the weekend, injuring 19 and leaving three officers in serious condition.

More than a thousand left-wing extremists took to the streets to take protest the eviction of individuals, businesses, and squatters who are currently occupying low-rent buildings in the area Rigaer Straße and Liebigstraße in Friedrichshain, the German newspaper Bild reports.

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

Homemade Bomb Found Near Swedish Shopping Mall

The Swedish bomb squad were called to a shopping centre in the city of Kristianstad Monday after an explosive device was found outside a property.

Investigators described the homemade device as a “black powder bomb” and said that it was found in the area of the C4 Shopping centre at around 9:15 p.m., newspaper Kristianstadsbladet reports.

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

ISIS Urges Followers to ‘Ignite Fires’ In Forests Across US and Europe

ISIS is urging its followers to spark wildfires across the US and Europe, according to reports.

At least four propaganda posters have appeared on Quraysh, a pro-ISIS media outlet, urging followers to “ignite fires” in forests, The Washington Free Beacon says, citing The Middle East Media Research Institute.

“Ignite fires in the forests of America, France, Britain, and Germany, for they are painful to them,” one poster reads, according to the site.

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

Italy: Salvini Support on Par With Leftist Coalition Govt Parties Combined

Populist Italian senator Matteo Salvini’s League (Lega) is now polling as high as both of the parties in the leftist Italian coalition government combined.

The SWG survey shows Salvini and the League with 34.1 per cent of the vote while the government parties of the Five Star Movement (M5S) and the left-establishment Democratic Party (PD) have fallen to 16.8 and 17.5 per cent respectively, newspaper Il Giornale reports.

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

Italy’s Leftist Government to Indoctrinate Schoolchildren in ‘Climate Change’

ROME — Italian public schools will soon require children in every grade to study climate change as the unelected leftist government aims to put Italy “at the forefront of environmental education worldwide.”

Italy’s education minister, Lorenzo Fioramonti, told New York Times reporter Jason Horowitz that the environmental indoctrination will be introduced as part of the students’ civics education as a sort of “Trojan horse” that will eventually “infiltrate” all courses.

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

Juncker Blames ‘Friend’ Tony Blair’s Approach to EU for Causing Brexit

Outgoing President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has blamed his “friend” Tony Blair, in part, for Brexit, because the former prime minister continued to mislead the British people that the European Union was merely an economic project.

The chief of the EU’s powerful executive arm has long been committed to European expansionism, even calling for a “fully-fledged” EU army by 2025.

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

Periergophis and Paraxenophis: Two Six-Million-Year Old New Species of Snakes Found in Greece

The fossilized remains of two new species of snakes that have never been found in any part of the world before have been discovered near the city of Serres in northern Greece. The Greek researcher who found the two fossils, dated 5.5 to 6.0 million years old, has named them Periergophis micros and Paraxenophis spanios.

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

Should Europe Bring Back the Fighters Who Left for ISIS?

This debate about repatriation is another example of how confused the West has become when trying to apply its moral principles. The real victims here are the people who were murdered, injured, raped, tortured or displaced by ISIS. Their children, if still alive, will have to live with the consequences of ISIS terror.

A common pattern of these calls for repatriation is that they never mention the immense suffering imposed on Europe, the Middle East, and the world by the Islamic State.

All those appeals fail to address the main issue. By joining ISIS, these men and women made a choice. They decided to leave behind their European citizenship and join a “state,” the fundamental values of which are totally incompatible with those of Western societies. These men and women decided to join a terrorist group whose objective was mercilessly to murder people of their home countries, as they did in Nice, Berlin, Brussels, Paris and many others places; a group that burned alive in a cage a captured Jordanian fighter pilot and raped hundreds of Yazidi women, to mention just some of their atrocities. At the time they joined ISIS, they knew what they were doing and could not ignore the nature and the acts of this terrorist group. They should be stripped of their Western nationalities because they themselves renounced them by joining a terror organization.

Almost all the persons concerned are first — and more often, second or third — generation immigrants to the West. In most instances, they also retain the nationality of the country their families hailed from: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia or Pakistan. So, by losing their Western nationalities, they would not become stateless.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Spanish Election: Five Face Off in Race to Run Spain

Voters in Spain are heading to the polls on Sunday for the country’s second general election since April — and its fourth in four years.

Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, whose Socialists gained the most seats in the previous ballot, announced the vote in September after failing to secure enough parliamentary support to form a government.

After months of fractious negotiations and political turmoil, Spaniards are hoping to break the political gridlock.

The main party leaders faced off in a TV debate on Monday night, but Spain’s political landscape is fragmented and the latest opinion polls suggest that none of them is likely to win a majority.

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

UK High Court Rules Extinction Rebellion Climate Protest Ban ‘Unlawful’

The High Court ruled on Wednesday that a ban on protests in London by the climate alarmist group Extinction Rebellion was unlawful, which could lead to hundreds of lawsuits from XR members.

The Metropolitan Police arrested 1,832 Extinction Rebellion protesters last month during the so-called “Autumn Uprising” that saw activists occupy the London City Airport, attempt to shut down the London Underground and establish an encampment in Trafalgar Square.

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

UK Refuses Arrest Warrant for Catalan Ex-Minister

The United Kingdom refused on Wednesday to process the European arrest warrant issued against the former Catalan minister Clara Ponsati. The British Sirene office, which handles these procedures, replied to its Spanish counterpart that it will not proceed to the delivery of Ponsati because it is “disproportionate under UK law”. However, the National Crime Agency can evaluate again the situation if it receives more information on this issue.

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

UK: Boris Tells Public: Back My ‘Oven-Ready’ Brexit Deal, Not Labour’s ‘Nightmare Programme’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted his “oven-ready” deal with the European Union is “great” and “able to deliver all the advantages of leaving the EU” — if the public gives him a working majority in the December snap election.

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour, Johnson warned in a Telegraph article, would “hold back business, and they would hold back investment — and worst of all, they would hold back Brexit”.

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UK: Corbyn Refuses to Rule Out Cancelling Brexit as Price for Power-Sharing With Liberal Democrats

Jeremy Corbyn has refused to rule out backing the cancellation of Brexit as a price for power-sharing with the Liberal Democrats.

Labour Party policy going into next month’s General Election is to negotiate a weaker form of Brexit with the EU and hold a second referendum with that option and Remain on the ballot paper.

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UK: Farage Vows to ‘Hurt Labour in the Most Extraordinary Way’

Nigel Farage has said that his Brexit Party will “hurt the Labour Party in the most extraordinary way” in the December 12th General Election.

Mr Farage made the comments during an appearance on Good Morning Britain on Monday. He said in response to claims that the Brexit Party would take votes from the Brexit-backing Conservatives: “The UKIP vote took more votes from Labour than it did from the Conservatives. [David] Cameron wouldn’t have even got a majority without UKIP.

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Ex-Twitter Employees Accused of Spying for Saudi Arabia

Two former employees of Twitter have been charged in the US with spying for Saudi Arabia.

The charges, unsealed on Wednesday in San Francisco, allege that Saudi agents sought personal information about Twitter users including known critics of the Saudi government.

Court documents named the two as Ahmad Abouammo, a US citizen, and Ali Alzabarah, from Saudi Arabia.

A third person, Saudi citizen Ahmed Almutairi, is also accused of spying.

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Hong Kong Police Seek to Hack Telegram, Key Tool in Protests: Source

The Hong Kong protest movement is one built on online organizing, and the policeare working to find out the identities of individuals who are using social media apps to spread information on the protests.

Since mass protests began in June over a now-withdrawn extradition bill that many Hongkongers feared would be the final straw in Beijing’s encroachment over the city’s affairs, protesters have used encrypted messaging app Telegram to plan demonstrations, initiate crowdfunding efforts, and spread information about police action during protests.

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Video: Chinese Social Credit Score Publicly Shames Bad Citizen for Jaywalking

Coming soon to a dystopia near you.

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How Australia is Home to the World’s Richest Public Servants — With Taxpayers Funding Salaries Three Times Larger Than Those in Britain and the U.S.

Australia pays its unelected bureaucrats much more generously — whether they run the most powerful department, are the chief diplomat or are in charge of setting interest rates.

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At Least Six American Children and Three Adults Killed in Ambush in Mexico

At least three women and six children, all U.S. citizens, were killed when they were ambushed in Mexico, family members said.

Members of the LeBarón family, who lived in a Mormon community in northern Mexico for decades, were traveling in three vehicles on Monday when gunmen attacked. Family members told the New York Times one child was shot while running away and others were trapped inside a burning vehicle.

Two of the children killed were less than a year old, family members said.

Julian LeBarón, a cousin of the three women who were driving the vehicles, said one of the women, Rhonita, was on her way to Phoenix to pick up her husband, who works in North Dakota and was returning home to celebrate their wedding anniversary when her car broke down. The gunmen “opened fire on Rhonita and torched her car,” he said. The woman, a 9-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy, and twins less than a year old were killed, he said.

The two other cars, about eight miles ahead, were also ambushed. The two women driving, a 4-year-old boy, and a 6-year-old girl were killed, LeBarón said.

“Six little kids were killed, and seven made it out alive,” LeBarón said, adding that one of the women got out of her car and put her hands up when “they shot her point blank in the chest.”

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Beautiful New Species of Dragonfly Discovered

A new species of dragonfly, officially named Gynacantha vargasi, has been discovered on the Caribbean slope of Costa Rica.

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Hero 13-Year-Old Boy Hid His Siblings in the Bushes During Cartel Massacre and Walked 14 Miles to Get Help (Video)

At least nine Americans including 6 children were killed in an apparent cartel ambush attack Monday in Mexico.

The cartel ambush was so severe that one of the cars EXPLODED!

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President Trump Declares War on Drug Cartels After Mormon Family Massacre

Mexican president pushes back, encourages ‘hugs not bullets’ policy for murderous cartels.

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Greece: Government Plans to Redistribute 5,000 Migrants From Islands to Mainland Europe

The Greek government continued to transfer migrants from overcrowded camps on its islands to the country’s mainland over the weekend, with authorities reporting that a total of 795 arrived at the port of Eleusis near Athens.

Before being transferred to Greece’s mainland, the migrants had been living at the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos in the Aegean sea, where close to 15,000 migrants live in a camp that was originally meant for just 3,000 people. The migrants were said to be transported by Greek naval ships, AP reports.

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Italy’s Leftist Government to Hand Out More Cash to Migrants Than Disabled Italians

Italy’s new leftist government is set to hand out more welfare cash to migrants than its own disabled citizens.

Recently released figures show that the state will allocate €50 million next year, €200 million in 2021, and €300 million in 2022 to the Disability and Self-Reliance Fund.

Given that two million out of three million disabled people in Italy rely on state benefits, this works out at just 54 cents per day in welfare, which isn’t even enough to live on a subsistence diet.

In contrast, migrants receive €20 euros a day, a figure that used to be even higher at €35 euros a day before Matteo Salvini reduced it.

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Muslims Force Swedish Man to Beg on His Knees for Mercy or Get Killed

Society News has shared a video showing how a Swedish guy is forced to the knees by a migrant who threatens to murder him.

The incident is said to have happened the night before Sunday at PostNord’s former parking at Pilängen in Örebro. The background is said to be that two guys at the age of 18 have been driving a car and then end up in a confrontation with a bunch of immigrants in another car who crowded into a car queue.

The guys allegedly being pursued by the immigrant gang for a long time eventually stopped the car to find out what they wanted. In a message to Social News, one of the guys recounts the following:

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Nicaraguan Immigrant Faces 30 Years for Strangling White GF to Death in New York

Tercero, 23, was found guilty of strangling Anderson, a 22-year-old nursing student, some time March 8, 2018 at his apartment on Oak Street in Binghamton. The two had been in an “on-and-off” relationship for about a year, according to testimony, but Anderson didn’t share his feelings when he sought a more serious relationship.

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One of Arizona’s Liberal Hotbeds Overwhelmingly Rejected Proposition to Become State’s First Sanctuary City

Voters in Tucson, Arizona, a liberal hotbed roughly 70 miles north of the Mexican border, overwhelmingly rejected Proposition 205, which would have made the city the first sanctuary city in the state. Voters shot down the proposal by 71 percent, a victory for those who support enforcing America’s immigration laws.

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Swedish Politician Sees ‘Advantages’ of Polygamy

A member of the Swedish Centre party has said he sees both “disadvantages and advantages” to the practice of having a polygamous marriage.

Jonny Cato, the new migration policy spokesman for the Centre Party, said that it was wrong for Sweden to tighten its borders in 2016 following the height of the European migration crisis. He also said that he would not put a number on the maximum amount of asylum seekers Sweden could take, newspaper Expressen reports.

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UK: Chippenham Lorry Horror: Man Arrested as 15 People Found in Back of Vehicle, Closing A350

Wiltshire Police have said that a man in his 50s has been arrested at the scene. The A350 near Chippenham has been closed while the lorry is recovered.

A Wiltshire Police statement said: “We were called by a member of the public shortly before 8.30pm this evening following a report of suspicious activity involving a lorry on the A350 near Chippenham.

Officers attended the scene and located 15 people in the rear of the vehicle.

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University of Florida Prof. Bans Use of Term ‘Illegal Immigrant’

A professor at the University of Florida has banned the use of the term “illegal immigrant” in his classroom. The professor even claimed that the term is a “slur.”

According to a report by Campus Reform, University of Florida Professor Max Van Oostenburg has banned the use of the term “illegal immigrant” in his anthropology courses.

“Please be sure to participate to (sic) this discussion in a respectful way,” Van Oostenburg wrote in a handout to students. “I ask you not to use terms like “illegal immigrants,” “illegal aliens,” “the illegals.” For more information on this read: ‘Why ‘illegal immigrant’ is a slur by C. Garcia.’“

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45 Population Control Quotes That Show the Elite Are Quite Eager to Reduce the Number of People on the Planet

The elite really do look down on all the rest of us with great disdain.

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Breaking: Students Suspended From Canadian High School for Refusing to Wear Rainbow Poppy

The 17-year-old cousin of a former Conservative MP hopeful in the 2019 federal election and her friend have apparently been suspended from Stonewall Collegiate for refusing to wear a rainbow poppy.

Cyara Bird of the Little Black River First Nation, who was on the ballot for the Churchill-Keewatinook Aski riding of northern Manitoba this past election, took to Twitter tonight to express her anger after learning her cousin and another student had both been suspended for “hate speech” after rejecting the idea that rainbow poppies should replace the traditional red-and-black ones worn during their school’s Remembrance Day performance.

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Critics Blast Proposal to Slow Climate Change Using Population Control

More than 11,000 scientists from a broad range of disciplines signed a new editorial declaring a “climate emergency,” but other researchers immediately criticized one of the proposed remedies: halting population growth.

“Still increasing by roughly 80 million people per year or more than 200,000 per day, the world population must be stabilized—and, ideally, gradually reduced,” reads the piece published in BioScience on Tuesday.

The authors note that effective means of lowering fertility rates include making family-planning services more widely available, improving education for girls and young women, and increasing gender equality.

But rich nations generally already have flat or declining birth rates, so the proposal largely seems directed at fast-growing developing nations in Africa and Asia.

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Delta to Show Unedited Gay Sex Scenes on in-Flight Films After Celebrity Outcry

One movie in particular shows a lesbian “scissoring sequence”

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Germans Select Indian as ‘Christ Child’ For Traditional Christmas Celebration

In German-speaking parts of Europe, the so-called ‘Christ Child’ takes Santa’s place as the children’s gift-giver, and for the next two years, the world-famous Christmas Market in Nuremberg will be opened by a mixed race Indian girl:

Nuremberg authorities have thrown their weight behind the 17-year-old girl who was criticised by local right-wing politicians for her newly-assumed role as the symbol of the Christmas Market.

Benigna Munsi, 17, was born in Nuremberg to an Indian father and German mother. Last Wednesday, a jury chose her to be the Christkind, or Christ Child.

The Nuremberg Christkind, traditionally played by a young woman, is selected every two years and is tasked with opening Nuremberg’s landmark Christmas Market, which attracts around two million visitors every year.

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In New Doc, Attenborough Botches Facts Again on Walrus and Climate Change

Following Episode 1 of the BBC series’ Seven Worlds, One Planet, where he got his facts about albatrosses wrong, David Attenborough has now turned his attention to walruses.

Surprise, surprise, they’re all in danger from global warming. At the start of the program, we see thousands of Pacific walrus hauled out on a spit of land somewhere in Siberia.

Attenborough informs viewers in his best undertaker tones:

For most of the year, they feed out in the Arctic Ocean, emerging to rest on the sea ice.

But now climate change has melted the ice here, and the only place within reach of their feeding grounds where they can rest are a few beaches, such as this one. 100,000 of them, almost the entire world population are here.

Once again, he has grossly misled viewers.

The film was shot at Cape Serdtse-Kamen, on the Russian Chukchi coast (No 50 on the map below).

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James Dobson: School News About ‘Most Horrible’Sex Ed ‘Greatly Angers Me’

James Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family, the James Dobson Family Institute and Family Talk, is blasting the administrators of Austin, Texas, public schools for the “harmful indoctrination” of an explicit sex-education program that exposes children to “graphic details … not appropriate to even describe.”

Despite considerable opposition, the Austin Independent School District adopted a curriculum that critics say promotes a radical ideology opposed by most parents.

David Walls, vice president of Texas Values, said there is “a resounding concern that this radical, hyper-sexualized sex education is going to be problematic for the future generations of kids in this city.”

For example, the “difference” between biological sex and gender identity is not taught until the fifth grade, but students in grades three and four both will be urged to adopt “inclusivity.”

Lessons based on the “Genderbread Person” will introduce fifth-graders to gender identity, attraction, biological sex and gender expression.

[Comment: Whatever is taught first to kids is what shapes their initital pereception of a subject. This is why the globalist indoctrination of perversion is taking place at earlier and earlier ages. Globalists want their lies to be imprinted as truth in the minds of children, before parents get a chance to pass on their own values to their children.]

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The Left-Right Divide is About Reality Itself

By Dennis Prager

The left-right divide in America is, unfortunately, unbridgeable.

There are three reasons.

First, we are divided by our vision of what we want America to be.

The right believes the founders’vision was brilliant and moral, that bourgeois middle-class values are superior to alternative value systems; that rights come from God, not man; and that the state must be as small as possible. The left (not liberals) shares none of those values.

Second, we are divided by the means we use to achieve our vision. Given their different ends, left and right obviously differ on what means to use to achieve their ends.

Third, and perhaps most troubling, there is a reality-perception divide.

Left and right have different perceptions of reality.

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The Latest on the ‘Groyper War’ Against Conservative Inc.

PJW explains the latest on the ‘Groyper War’ against Conservative Inc. with more confrontations happening every day.

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The Real Reason They’re Telling Westerners Not to Have Babies

Why are westerners being bombarded with propaganda telling them not to have babies when they’re not having babies anyway?

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Trump Proposes New Rule to Allow Faith-Based Adoption Agencies to Refuse LGBT Parents

The Trump administration is proposing a new rule that would no longer force faith-based adoption agencies that receive federal grants from the Department of Health and Human Services to process adoptions to same-sex couples.

The rule seeks to wipe away an Obama-era regulation that said adoption agencies getting federal grants could not consider sexual orientation or gender identity as factors in approving potential adoptive parents.

The proposed rule was published Friday, and could take effect in 30 days if there are no legal challenges.

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UK: Theaters to Ban the Phrase ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ Under New Gender-Neutral Guidelines

Under new gender-neutral guidelines, theater audiences in the UK will be liberated from utterly oppressive phrases like ‘ladies and gentlemen’. At the same time, Equity, a trade union for actors, has strongly advised against any appearance-based compliments directed at performers.

Proponents of the new policy argue that they’ll create a more equitable environment for LGBT performers and members of the audience who view themselves as neither male nor female, the Daily Mail reports.

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UN Calls for Global Depopulation in Response to Climate Change

Globalist think tank recommends “lowering fertility rates” and “making family-planning services available to all.”

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Watch: Deranged Activist Advocates for Killing Men on Woke TV Show

When a panel of women all seem to be in agreement about the necessity of killing men on prime-time TV, you start to wonder what’s happening to our culture. On November 5, Australia’s public service broadcaster ABC hosted a panel of five women, plus its female presenter, on its popular Q & A programme. The programme has hosted many international stars in the past, such as Jordan Peterson, and this time, the star of the show—if that’s the correct term—was Mona Eltahawy, an intersectional feminist who promotes violence in order to “smash the patriarchy,” and dismissed Barack Obama as “part of the system” when he called for civility among activists.

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6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/6/2019

  1. VIDEO

    Germany has taken in several million illegal immigrants since 2013. To date, in total, around 3,2 million “refugees”. 98% are illegal immigrants, with no right to be there. Today, 15,000 cross the border unchecked every single month.

    These people, often illiterate in their native language, are given German language courses., costing the tax payer billions of Euros.

    According to German State TV, less that 50 each month (often less than that) reach the language proficiency level B1, which would allow them to live a simple, fairly independent life in Germany.

    The level B2, which is needed to take part in the job market is simply out of reach.

    German State TV: Are the Language Courses for Refugees working?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J61RkkptKrA

    These people are a life-long welfare benefit subgroup of society, who illegally entered the country and will need to be fed, houses and clothed, by the 25 million net tax paying German population. Germany has a population of 83 million.

    • Whether they reach an acceptable language proficiency or not is irrelevant. European nations are full of 2d and 3d generation muslim immigrants who speak the indigenous language fluently who will always consider themselves muslim first.

  2. “…ISIS Urges Followers to ‘Ignite Fires’ In Forests Across US and Europe…” – Arsonists were already filmed torching forests in Greece and Bulgaria, and all went under the carpet.

  3. Re: Juncker blames…Blair, etc.

    If Blair, and his predecessors, had been honest about the EU “project”, many, myself included, would never have voted to join in the first place! Which would have spared us the horrendous wrench, and divisiveness, now causing us (and the rest of the EU, to be fair) so much grief.

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