Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/7/2019

Migrants who have been stranded in Malta since August have now been transferred to other countries. The EU-brokered agreement sent the culture-enrichers to Germany, Lithuania, and Romania.

In other news, ten more demonstrators were shot and killed by security forces during continuing protests in Iraq.

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USA
» [Watch] Joy and Whoopi Get Wrecked by Don Jr. Reminding Them of ‘Blackface’ And ‘Rape-Rape’
» 35 Reasons Why You Should Move Away From California
» An Anti-Free Speech Conference in Greensboro
» Antifa Attacks Journalist Outside Walk Away Event in Portland
» Biden: Get Trump Out of White House Before Planet Burns Up
» Bill Gates Says it Was a “Mistake” To Meet With Epstein 5 Years After He Was Convicted as a Sex Offender
» Black Teens Kidnap, Rob White Student at Gunpoint
» CBS Fires Former ABC Staffer Who Blew Whistle on Network Spiking Epstein Accuser Interview: Report
» Climate Activists: Cancel Thanksgiving to Save the Planet
» James Dean Hasn’t Been Alive in 64 Years, But the “Rebel Without a Cause” Actor Has Been Cast in a New Film About the Vietnam War.
» Jane Fonda: Remove Trump for the Sake of the Environment
» Jury in Roger Stone Trial Packed With Pro-Obama, Anti-Trump Jurors
» Leaked Documents Show Facebook Leveraged User Data to Fight Rivals and Help Friends
» Newly Elected Virginia Senator Had Been Jailed for Having Sex With Teenager
» ‘Paging Epstein Coverup’: Airport Says Message Was a Mistake
» Patricia Arquette Furious at Trump for Tipping Russia About Terrorist Attack, Let Them All Die!
» Proud Day for Virginia: Democrat Who Served Jail Time for Having Sex With Teenager… Lost Law License for Unethical Conduct… Wins Senate Seat
» Roger Stone Trial Judge Imposes Blackout, Rigs Jury Selection With Former Obama Official
» SpyGate to Impeachment: “The Plot Against the President”
» TESS Spacecraft is Finding Hundreds of Exoplanets
» The Four Prosecutors Who Just Won Elections in Virginia Were All Backed by George Soros
» Warren Wants to Tomahawk Climate Change Ads on Twitter
» Whistleblower Attorney’s Alleged YouTube Channel Includes ‘Liked’ Videos of “Disney Girls”
 
Canada
» Alberta to Protect Citizens From Civil Suits Who Defend Their Land With Force
» Quebec Achieves Surplus of $1.4 Billion, Gives it Back to the People
» Researchers Discover New Dinosaur Species Found Only in B.C.
» Wexit: Separatism in Conservative Western Canada Peaks After Trudeau Win
» Wexit: Wheatland County Passes ‘Alberta First Referendum’ Calling for Independence
 
Europe and the EU
» Ambassador Rick Grenell Plants Reagan Statue on Berlin Embassy as German Government Snubs USA
» An Atlantic Eco-Cruise? All Aboard the ‘Emission Impossible’ Straw Ship
» Germany: 19 Berlin Police Injured During Antifa Extremist Attack
» ‘Greta Shaming’: Scowling Greta Coming to a Kitchen Near You
» Italy: A. Mittal ‘Knew About End of Shield’ — Patuanelli
» NPR Invents Fake Italian Wine Crisis Caused by Climate Change
» Spain Passes Law to Kill Off ‘Online’ Catalan Republic
» UK Village Known as ‘Little White Town’ May be Forced to Change Its Name Over ‘Racism’ Complaints
» UK: Brexit Party MEP: EU Has Hate Speech ‘Obsession’, is ‘Leading the Way on Censoring What We Say/Read’
» UK: Former Labour MP: Vote Boris to Stop ‘Unfit’ Corbyn From Becoming Prime Minister
» UK: Farage in Talks to Stand Down Candidates in Tory Brexiteer Seats: Report
» UK: Jewish Chronicle Urges Non-Jews Not to Back ‘Racist’ Corbyn
» UK: London Eatery Serving Up Worm Burgers
 
Middle East
» Child Taken to Syria by ISIS-Supporting Mum Found
» Iraqi Forces Kill 10 Protesters in Baghdad and Basra
 
Far East
» Do Not Support China’s Huawei, Cripple it Instead
» Hong Kong Student Who Fell During Weekend Protests Dies
 
Australia — Pacific
» ABC Investigates Itself After ‘Shocking’ Q&A Panel Advocated Murder and Violence Live on Air as Host Struggled to Rein in All-Female Guests
» Brutal Moment a Father is ‘Knocked Out by a Tradesman After Confronting a Young Woman Who’d Parked in a Disabled Spot Without a Permit’
» Chilling CCTV Shows British Backpacker Grace Millane, 22, Following Her Tinder Date Killer Up to His Auckland Flat Before He ‘Strangled Her During Sex’ — As Murder Trial is Shown Photos Inside His Blood-Stained Apartment
» How Your Tax Dollars Are Paying for a Burgeoning Public Service With Average Salaries of More Than $100k — as Private Sector Jobs Disappear
 
Immigration
» France: 1,600 Migrants Cleared From Paris Suburbs
» Fraudster, 34, Is Jailed for Almost Five Years After Illegally Obtaining British Passports for 11 Migrants Using Dead People’s Stolen Ids
» Germany Needs Immigrants to Stay Competitive: Economist
» Macron’s France to Boost Economic Migration
» Migrants in Malta Transferred After EU Deal
» Tucson Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Sanctuary City Proposal
» UK: Corbyn Wants to Keep ‘Enriching’ EU Free Movement Migration Post-Brexit
 
Culture Wars
» 7-Year-Old Whose Mom Tried to ‘Transition’ Him Chooses to Attend School as a Boy
» Australia Wants to Jail Men for Rape if They Ever Lie to Women
» Columbia Professor Who Fled Communism Resigns, Says University is Becoming Communist
» Exclusive: Girl Suspended for Rejecting Rainbow Poppy Speaks Out
» Just One in Five Britons Say Bible is Relevant to Them
» No Nut November (The Coomer Meme)
» Swedish Government Grants $175,000 to Fund Drag Queen Shows for Children
» Woman Brags About Stealing Purse & Money From “Homophobic White Woman, “ Gets 126,000 Likes on Twitter
 

[Watch] Joy and Whoopi Get Wrecked by Don Jr. Reminding Them of ‘Blackface’ And ‘Rape-Rape’

Don Trump Jr.’s appearance on “The View” today will not be soon forgotten. For those who don’t know, “The View” is a television show where five angry, far-left harpies gang up on their guests and scream at them for long periods of time. It’s very difficult to understand most of it because of how much they talk over one another, but sometimes magic happens. Don Jr. was invited on to talk about his book, Triggered, presumably, but they spent no time talking about that and instead started accusing him of committing a felony for repeating the name of the “whistleblower,” whose name was already known and published in the media. Watch them go crazy.

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

35 Reasons Why You Should Move Away From California

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a “reboot” button for an entire state? Because the truth is that if an entire state ever needed to completely start over it is the state of California. At this point it has become the epicenter for just about everything that is wrong with America, and each year it just keeps coming up with new ways to become an even worse cesspool of social decay and depravity. Millions of people have already left the state, and millions more are thinking of leaving. One recent survey found that 47 percent of all Californians are thinking about moving out of the state in the next five years, and a different survey discovered that 53 percent of those currently living in the state would like to leave. If about half the people in your state are seriously considering leaving, it is safe to say that things have gone horribly wrong. But instead of changing course, those running California continue taking the state down a very self-destructive path.

It is such a shame, because California should be one of the greatest places in the world to live. The weather is wonderful most of the year, the state still possesses extraordinary natural beauty, and the tech industry provides plenty of high paying jobs.

When I was growing up, millions of young Americans dreamed of moving there and living “the California dream” , and when I was a young man I seriously explored the possibility of moving there myself.

And the truth is that a lot of great things have come out of the state. The following comes from a recent article by Ann Coulter…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

An Anti-Free Speech Conference in Greensboro

Scholars gathered October 24 and 25 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to discuss free speech—and focused on its alleged pernicious effects. The takeaway was that the problem is not enough free speech in public, but too much free speech in public.

The conference, “Finding Expression in Contested Public Spaces,” featured a keynote address and seven panels of scholars who presented their research and gave their thoughts on free speech.

Keynote speaker Eric King Watts, an associate professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, opened the event with a speech entitled, “Tribalism, Voicelessness, and the Problem of Free Speech.”

“There is very little good news in my talk,” Watts said.

In his speech, Watts outlined problems that stem from free speech. He began by addressing the historical context of free speech as an idea within a culture.

“In particular, freedom of speech is conceptualized and found in documents as a universal human capacity and right requiring legislative and judicial protections, but this late-18th-century idealism obscures the manner in which freedom of speech is always already implicated in racism,” Watts said. He identified the idea of race as a biotrope (a living, constantly developing piece of language that’s represented by different words), and free speech as instrumental in the social construction of race.

“The very idea of freedom, postulated in universalist terms in the 19th century, and serving as the ontological structure for the First Amendment, doesn’t allow the black,” Watts said. “This exclusion is not legal, nor paralegal; it is brokered by the psychic structure and pseudoscience responding to the biopower imperatives of racism.”

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

Antifa Attacks Journalist Outside Walk Away Event in Portland

Unhinged leftists assault pro-Trump conservatives.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Biden: Get Trump Out of White House Before Planet Burns Up

On Wednesday, in a desperate attempt to paint his hoped-for election to the presidency in apocalyptic terms, Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden said the survival of the planet depends on ousting President Trump from office.

He issued a tweet that indicated he thinks President Trump can destroy the planet in the next five years.

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

Bill Gates Says it Was a “Mistake” To Meet With Epstein 5 Years After He Was Convicted as a Sex Offender

Bill Gates says it was a “mistake” to meet with Jeffrey Epstein 5 years after the sex trafficker was convicted of soliciting a minor.

Gates met with Epstein numerous times, including in 2013 while Gates was the chairman of Microsoft and years after Epstein had served almost 13 months in prison for procuring for prostitution a girl below age 18.

Following these meetings, Epstein worked with Gates to funnel $2 million dollars to MIT for unspecified projects, donations that the research lab later tried to cover up.

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

Black Teens Kidnap, Rob White Student at Gunpoint

Four high school students arrested and charged with aggravated robbery.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

CBS Fires Former ABC Staffer Who Blew Whistle on Network Spiking Epstein Accuser Interview: Report

CBS News has reportedly fired an employee after ABC News informed the rival network that the person who leaked hot mic footage of Amy Robach venting about her spiked Jeffrey Epstein story was now working on its staff.

Reporter Yashar Ali cited “two sources with knowledge of the situation” who claimed ABC News honchos “believe they know the identity” of a former employee with access to the viral footage.

Earlier this week, the controversial Project Veritas published the damning video in which ABC News anchor Robach complained that the Disney-owned network killed a story that would have exposed the now-deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein three years ago.

[Comment: Epstein didn’t kill himself.]

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

Climate Activists: Cancel Thanksgiving to Save the Planet

The annual liberal dissertations on how to talk to conservative family members at Thanksgiving were obnoxious but this new lefty idea is a real turkey.

HuffPost recommends forgoing Thanksgiving altogether to save the planet from global warming. Because traveling to gather with family and friends to offer thanks is selfish.

Author Alexandra Emanuelli began her article on Nov. 5 with a reminder that Trump is pulling out of Paris climate agreement and the surely non-political Climate Action Tracker rates America’s efforts as “insufficient.”

This leads Emanuelli to write, “With that in mind, one wonders: How much damage are we doing with our epic Thanksgiving meal every year?”

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

James Dean Hasn’t Been Alive in 64 Years, But the “Rebel Without a Cause” Actor Has Been Cast in a New Film About the Vietnam War.

The filmmakers behind the independent film “Finding Jack” said Wednesday that a computer-generated Dean will play a co-starring role in the upcoming production. The digital Dean is to be assembled through old footage and photos and voiced by another actor.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Jane Fonda: Remove Trump for the Sake of the Environment

Actress and left-wing activist Jane Fonda told CNN’s Don Lemon in an interview that aired late Wednesday night that “whether it’s through the elections or through impeachment,” President Donald Trump needs to be removed from office for the sake of the environment.

“He is an oil President. His Cabinet is an oil Cabinet,” Fonda told the CNN Tonight host when he asked for her thoughts on the ongoing partisan impeachment proceedings against President Trump. “He is bought off by fossil fuels. And a lot of people in the Senate, a lot of Republican candidates, are too.”

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

Jury in Roger Stone Trial Packed With Pro-Obama, Anti-Trump Jurors

The jury in the Roger Stone trial has been packed with anti-Trump jurors in a transparent conflict of interest as the judge in the case ordered the media to leave the court room.

As Tucker Carlson highlighted on his show last night, the judge in Stone’s case is Amy Berman Jackson, an Obama appointee who is “transparently and aggressively political.”

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

Leaked Documents Show Facebook Leveraged User Data to Fight Rivals and Help Friends

A cache of leaked Facebook documents shows how the company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, oversaw plans to consolidate the social network’s power and control competitors by treating its users’ data as a bargaining chip. The documents were obtained and are being published by NBC News.

This trove comprises approximately 7,000 pages in total, of which about 4,000 are internal Facebook communications such as emails, web chats, notes, presentations and spreadsheets, primarily from 2011 to 2015. About 1,200 pages are marked as “highly confidential.”

Taken together, they show how Zuckerberg, along with his board and management team, found ways to tap Facebook users’ data — including information about friends, relationships and photos — as leverage over the companies it partnered with. In some cases, Facebook would reward partners by giving them preferential access to certain types of user data while denying the same access to rival companies.

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

Newly Elected Virginia Senator Had Been Jailed for Having Sex With Teenager

In 2014, Joe Morrissey, then a 57-year-old delegate to the Virginia General Assembly, plead guilty to a misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and was sentenced to 12 months in jail (with six months suspended) because of a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old office assistant at his law firm.

On Tuesday, he won his election to the Virginia Senate. I’ll give you one guess what his political affiliation is.

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

‘Paging Epstein Coverup’: Airport Says Message Was a Mistake

An electronic page for “Epstein Coverup” at San Diego International Airport was made by mistake, a report said Wednesday.

The airport’s messaging system announced a page for “Epstein Coverup” on a screen in a terminal, according to video posted to Twitter that went viral Wednesday.

The message on the screen reads, “Airport is paging Epstein Coverup please meet your party at terminal two east by American Airlines.”

A spokesperson for the airport told a local ABC affiliate that the page was a mistake and precautions were “being taken to avoid such mistakes in the future.

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

Patricia Arquette Furious at Trump for Tipping Russia About Terrorist Attack, Let Them All Die!

Hollywood Jewish actress Patricia Arquette launched a Twitter attack on President Donald Trump after his administration warned the Russia about a planned terror attack on their soil, potentially saving innocent lives. She would have preferred Trump to just let them all die instead. What vile serpent from Hell she is!

“I’m going to say it again,” Patricia Arquette tweeted on Nov. 4, “Trump is a National Security Risk, and you are all complicit.”

Whose side is the Hollywood leftist on? The side of innocent people, or the side of international terrorists?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Proud Day for Virginia: Democrat Who Served Jail Time for Having Sex With Teenager… Lost Law License for Unethical Conduct… Wins Senate Seat

Democrats have officially lost their moral compass.

In addition to their blackface Democrat governor, Ralph Northam and accused rapist Democrat Lt. Governor, Virginia now has elected Joe Morrissey to be their next Democrat State Senator. Morrissey was sent to jail for sleeping with his teenage secretary and was stripped of his law license for misconduct. He was also accused by a female client of making unwanted sexual advances, will now occupy a seat in Virginia’s State Senate.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Roger Stone Trial Judge Imposes Blackout, Rigs Jury Selection With Former Obama Official

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[Comment: Judge Amy Brennan was appointed by Obama.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

SpyGate to Impeachment: “The Plot Against the President”

Lee Smith is a journalist and author who took on the task of writing about the coup against President Trump and when the effort to damage him began.

He spoke to Jan Jekielek about the new book “The Plot Against The President” in the video below.

Lee Smith says we have it all backward: Steele didn’t write the dossier. Steele’s job is to be a salesman to market the dossier to the press.

Smith says he wanted to write about people like Devin Nunes who “walked through the fire” to do the right thing to investigate this coup. Smith has done his homework and is a no-nonsense guy when it comes to giving details.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

TESS Spacecraft is Finding Hundreds of Exoplanets

Within just 50 light-years from Earth, there are about 1,560 stars, likely orbited by several thousand planets. About a thousand of these extrasolar planets — known as exoplanets — may be rocky and have a composition similar to Earth’s. Some may even harbor life. Over 99% of these alien worlds remain undiscovered — but this is about to change.

With NASA’s new exoplanet-hunter space telescope TESS, the all-sky search is on for possibly habitable planets close to our solar system. TESS — orbiting Earth every 13.7 days — and ground-based telescopes are poised to find hundreds of planets over the next few years. This could transform astronomers’ understanding of alien worlds around us and provide targets to scan with next-generation telescopes for signatures of life. In just over a year, TESS has identified more than 1,200 planetary candidates, 29 of which astronomers have already confirmed as planets. Given TESS’s unique ability to simultaneously search tens of thousands of stars for planets, the mission is expected to yield over 10,000 new worlds.

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

The Four Prosecutors Who Just Won Elections in Virginia Were All Backed by George Soros

For years, Democrats have accused the Koch brothers of using their vast wealth to buy elections by backing Republican candidates.

But now, they are doing something much worse.

They are using the money of the far left billionaire George Soros to elect far left candidates to important legal offices in politics.

They are trying to remake the American system of justice into a ‘social justice’system.

In Virginia, all of the prosecutor candidates backed by George Soros won.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Warren Wants to Tomahawk Climate Change Ads on Twitter

Twitter banned all political ads on its platform, to the applause of the left. But now the left wants more.

Democratic Party presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) tweeted that Twitter “need[ed] accountability” when it came to climate change ads.

She echoed the complaints of tech blogger Will Oremus, who said that the Twitter ad ban will hurt “activists, labor groups, and organizers.”

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded to Warren’s tweets, saying that the company would take her complaints into “consideration.”

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

Whistleblower Attorney’s Alleged YouTube Channel Includes ‘Liked’ Videos of “Disney Girls”

A YouTube channel allegedly belonging to whistleblower attorney Mark Zaid features ‘liked’ videos about “Disney girls.”

The channel, which is named MarkSZaidEsq, contains uploads of clips featuring Zaid, including interviews on Russia Today, that stretch back over 10 years.

However, it also shows videos the channel owner ‘liked’, including one called ‘Top 10 prettiest disney channel stars’, which shows Disney stars transitioning from children to adults.

Other liked videos include ‘Top 10 Disney Girls’ and one called ‘Selena Gomez from child to women’.

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

Alberta to Protect Citizens From Civil Suits Who Defend Their Land With Force

Alberta is making changes to the law that will prevent property owners from being sued if they injure a criminal on their property. These amendments will be introduced imminently, making Alberta’s legislation on this matter retroactive to the start of 2018, according to Global News.

This comes after the notable Edouard Maurice incident in 2018. In that case Maurice shot and wounded an intruder who had been robbing his truck on his property in south Calgary. Although charges were never pressed, the intruder is currently suing Maurice.

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

Quebec Achieves Surplus of $1.4 Billion, Gives it Back to the People

Quebec’s governing party the Coalition Avenir Québec has achieved an impressive surplus of $1.4 billion and will now look to distribute amongst the Québecois people according to the CBC.

Legault’s CAQ will look to make good on its promise to eliminate the sliding-scale system for daycare fees. As well as this, they will increase the child allowance.

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

Researchers Discover New Dinosaur Species Found Only in B.C.

VICTORIA — It’s been a long time coming — about 67 million years, in fact — but British Columbia finally has a dinosaur to call its very own.

The fossilized bones of the Ferrisaurus sustutensis, or the “iron lizard from the Sustut River,” have actually been right under researchers’ noses for years but weren’t correctly identified until now.

The handful of bones belonging to the Triceratops-like specimen were discovered in 1971 by a geologist near the Sustut River in B.C.’s north-central Interior.

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

Wexit: Separatism in Conservative Western Canada Peaks After Trudeau Win

Support for separatism in Canada’s western provinces, or Wexit, has set record highs in a new poll following the election victory of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau.

The Ipsos poll, taken in the aftermath of the Canadian federal election, showed one in three Albertans supporting the notion that their province would be better off if it separated from the rest of Canada, Global News reports.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Wexit: Wheatland County Passes ‘Alberta First Referendum’ Calling for Independence

Residents of a southeasterly county in Alberta passed a resolution calling for changes to the confederation on Tuesday, all with the threat of holding an independence referendum.

“Wheatland County Coun. Jason Wilson’s resolution, pressing the provincial government to insert Alberta’s constitutional rights within the confederation, will now go out to other municipalities across the province,” reports CTV News.

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

Ambassador Rick Grenell Plants Reagan Statue on Berlin Embassy as German Government Snubs USA

Ambassador Grenell, who is welcoming US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo back to Germany today, who served as a soldier at Germany’s Grafenwöhr training grounds during the Fall of the Wall, responded by installing a statue of Ronald Reagan on the roof of the US Embassy in Berlin, as a major “F-U” to local left-wing politicians who hate America.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

An Atlantic Eco-Cruise? All Aboard the ‘Emission Impossible’ Straw Ship

Because jets leave a huge carbon footprint, eco-warrior Greta Thunberg refuses to fly. So in August, she spent two weeks crossing the Atlantic by sailboat en route to a UN climate summit in Santiago, Chile, as TCW reported.

The conference, scheduled for next month, has unexpectedly been switched to Madrid and the 16-year-old Swedish climate-change campaigner needs to return to Europe. So she’s trying to hitch a seaborne lift.

But she may not know that transport is already available. In New York, the ‘eco-ship’ Emission Impossible has just been launched by warmist do-it-yourself enthusiasts, concerned by pollution from traditional cruise liners.

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

Germany: 19 Berlin Police Injured During Antifa Extremist Attack

Nearly twenty Berlin police were said to have been brutally attacked by far-left Antifa extremists during a demonstration in one of the city’s strongholds for leftist extremism.

The unidentified Antifa members attacked police in the Friedrichshain area, throwing heavy paving stones at the officers along with bottles and other projectiles, with a total of 19 officers injured during the rioting, Focus reports.

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

‘Greta Shaming’: Scowling Greta Coming to a Kitchen Near You

Little Sister Is Watching You.

Imagine you’ve strolled into your office break room to enjoy some lunch, you open a cabinet to grab a paper napkin, reach in, and — egads! — see the visage of that 16-year-old emotionally troubled climate crusader, Greta Thunberg, scowling at you from behind the plastic spoons.

Is this a prank? Some weird new diet plan? Did Greta get lost on her latest fake-carbon-neutral adventure and wind up somehow in your work fridge?

None of the above. “Greta Shaming” is the latest lame stunt from the planet-saving crowd, intended to make you think twice before… I dunno… having the desire to go on living.

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

Italy: A. Mittal ‘Knew About End of Shield’ — Patuanelli

Conte says group could be nationalised

(ANSA) — Rome, November 7 — ArcelorMittal knew that a penal shield protecting an environmental cleanup at the highly polluting former ILVA steelworks at Taranto was due to run out when it agreed to take over the ILVA group in March, Industry Minister Stefano Patuanelli told the House Thursday — while Premier Giuseppe Conte said nationalisation was a possible solution.

The Franco-Indian group now wants to get out of the former ILVA deal citing the lifting of the shield, but also wants to cut almost half of its 10,777 workers, or 5,000, a condition the government has said is unacceptable.

The government has given ArcelorMittal two days to respond to its offer of restoring the shield and its request that the job cuts be drastically reduced.

Patuanelli also told the House that the previous government’s save-business decree, which eliminated the penal shield, did not lead to a change in the environmental plan, “a necessary element to motivate rescinding the contract”.

The minister added that “speaking of ILVA means speaking about our country’s industrial strategy.

“Thinking about a closure of the (former) ILVA plant has an immediate social impact, but also has an immediate impact on all the Italian sectors linked to steel, and not having ILVA means not having a serious industrial plan for the country”.

The Taranto steelworks is the largest in Italy and one of the largest in Europe, employing over 8,000 workers.

The group has another 3,000 workers at two smaller plants in Genoa and nearby Novi Ligure.

“ArcelorMittal does not know how to manage its own industrial plan,” added Patuanelli.

“I ask for an act of responsibility from all the political forces, also in opposition, also from the trade unions and the social partners,” he said.

“We will resolve this situation if we respond as ‘country system’. “It is the country that must respond”.

Patuanelli added that ArcelorMittal was “not budging on the 5,000 redundancies”.

The minister also said that the group “cannot leave Italy promissory notes” and that “ILVA is a question of national sovereignty”.

Premier Giuseppe Conte said Thursday “those who come to Italy must respect the rules” and said that the government was united about reviving the penal shield, despite reports that the 5-Star Movement (M5S) was against this.

He said the case could lead to the “legal battle of the century”.

Asked if the former ILVA group could be nationalised, he said “we are weighing all options”.

Former industry minister Luigi Di Maio, the 5-Star Movement (M5S) leader, said “they begged me to give them the plant telling me they would reach eight million tonnes. Then they discovered they couldn’t even reach four million”.” He said he had “improved” a previous deal and “forced (ArcelorMittal) to high all 10,500 and not only 8,000 as they wanted to do at the start”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

NPR Invents Fake Italian Wine Crisis Caused by Climate Change

There they go again. National Public Radio published an article on its website claiming global warming is wreaking havoc on Italian wine production and forcing producers to seek new ways to protect their grapes.

Yet the objective data show wine production in Italy, the rest of Europe, and the rest of the world are all doing quite fine.

As CFACT documented last month, global wine production set a new record last year. Italy was no exception, as Italian wine production also set a new record in 2018.

Italian wine production is down some in 2019, but wine analysts attribute the 2019 decline to wine producers deliberately growing fewer grapes this year because they had so much holdover wine from 2018.

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

Spain Passes Law to Kill Off ‘Online’ Catalan Republic

The Spanish government can now shut down digital services without a court warrant as a “threat of public order,” in a move by caretaker prime minister Pedro Sanchez which he said was aimed at heading off ‘online independence’ for Catalan separatists.

The main aim of the legal modification — which entered into force on Tuesday (5 November) — is to end with the digital Republic of Catalonia, according to Sanchez.

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

UK Village Known as ‘Little White Town’ May be Forced to Change Its Name Over ‘Racism’ Complaints

A village in the UK known as ‘The Little White Town’ because of its many whitewashed buildings may be forced to change its tagline over concerns the name is racist.

Bideford, a historic port town in north Devon, south-west England, has a population of just over 17,000 according to the last census.

Signs for the town describe it as ‘Little White Town’, a moniker that has been in existence for the best part of 150 years.

As Jack Hadfield writes, “The phrase was first coined by the author Charles Kingsley, when he wrote about Bideford in his 1855 novel, “Westward Ho!” after seeing the many white properties that dot the local landscape. Many of the houses were ordered to be limewashed to prevent the spread of cholera at the time.”

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

UK: Brexit Party MEP: EU Has Hate Speech ‘Obsession’, is ‘Leading the Way on Censoring What We Say/Read’

Brexit Party MEP Claire Fox has told the European Union its “obsession” with hate speech has resulted in it “leading the way” on censorship and empowering the transgender lobby to deplatform lesbians and feminists who criticise its agenda.

At a Special Hearing on media freedom and freedom of speech, the left-wing Brexiteer took the European Union to task for its “obsession with clamping down on elastically defined hate speech”, which she believes has led to a situation where the EU is “now leading the way on censoring what we say/read etc.”

“I hate antisemitism, I hate racism, I hate anti-working class bigotry, I hate anti-democratic illiberal authoritarian politicians,” she said. “I’ve got a lot of hate in me — should I be censored?”

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UK: Former Labour MP: Vote Boris to Stop ‘Unfit’ Corbyn From Becoming Prime Minister

Former Labour MP Ian Austin has told “decent, patriotic” Labour supporters to vote for Boris Johnson to stop Jeremy Corbyn from becoming prime minister. He called the socialist unpatriotic and “unfit” to lead the country, and condemned him for allowing antisemitism to take hold in the party.

Mr Austin resigned from Labour in February — continuing to represent his Dudley North seat as an independent — in response to Mr Corbyn allowing a “culture” of antisemitism to flourish in the party.

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UK: Farage in Talks to Stand Down Candidates in Tory Brexiteer Seats: Report

Nigel Farage is reportedly extending an olive branch to individual Conservatives by potentially standing down Brexit Party candidates in Tory Brexiteer seats, in order to ensure a Brexit government.

On a campaign visit to Labour seats in the Midlands, Mr Farage had told The Telegraph that he was “open” to such a move. But he suggested it was conditional on the Conservative candidates pledging not to back Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s withdrawal treaty.

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UK: Jewish Chronicle Urges Non-Jews Not to Back ‘Racist’ Corbyn

The Jewish Chronicle has taken the extraordinary step of dedicating its entire front page to a plea to gentile readers not to back Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn in Britain’s upcoming snap election.

The London-based outlet, founded in the 1800s and the world’s longest-standing Jewish newspaper, addressed its leader article to “our fellow British citizens… to those who would not normally read the Jewish Chronicle. In other words, to non-Jews.”

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UK: London Eatery Serving Up Worm Burgers

Trendy ‘urban farm’ says it’s helping save the planet with ‘Bug macs’

A trendy ‘urban farm’ in London is serving up burgers made from live worms, claiming that they are tastier than beef burgers and will help save the planet.

Horizon, an insect farm in London, produces thousands of worms and crickets for its customers to eat.

It claims to use leftover food from local businesses to feed the insects, including Mealworms, and says that the worms only require 10% of the land used for beef, and produce far less CO2.

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Child Taken to Syria by ISIS-Supporting Mum Found

11-year-old boy on his way back to Italy

(ANSA) — Milan, November 7 — A boy who was taken to Syria in 2014 by his Islamist extremist mother has been found in a refugee camp in the war-torn country and is on his way back to Italy, sources said on Thursday. The mother, an Albanian national, left behind her husband and her two other children at the family home in Barzago, near Lecco, in December 2014 to join ISIS.

She is thought to have died in an explosion.

The boy, who was six at the time and is now 11, was found at a camp in Al Hol by State and Carabinieri police officers. Carabinieri investigator Guido Salvini told an preliminary hearings judge that the boy remembers Italy.

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Iraqi Forces Kill 10 Protesters in Baghdad and Basra

BAGHDAD (Reuters) — Iraqi security forces shot dead at least six anti-government protesters in Baghdad on Thursday and killed four others as they broke up a sit-in in the southern city of Basra, police and medical sources said.

Scores more were wounded in the clashes as weeks of deadly violence in Iraq over protests against an entrenched political elite showed no signs of abating.

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Do Not Support China’s Huawei, Cripple it Instead

“A prominent Republican who advises President Donald Trump called America’s 5G strategy ‘the biggest strategic disaster in U.S. history,’“ wrote China-watcher David Goldman recently.

Many people will regard that as an exaggeration, but America’s failure to have a 5G strategy will almost certainly prove to have historic consequences.

“5G” is shorthand for the fifth generation of wireless communication.

“In the very near future, dominating the wireless world will be tantamount to dominating the world,” wrote Newt Gingrich in Newsweek in February. That is not an exaggeration.

Why not? With speeds 2,000 times faster than existing 4G networks, 5G will permit near-universal connectivity to homes, vehicles, machines, robots, and everything plugged into the Internet of Things (IoT).

Moreover, with just about everything connected to everything else China will filch the world’s information. That is not a theoretical concern. For instance, nightly from 2012 to 2017, China surreptitiously downloaded data from the Chinese-built-and-donated headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa.

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Hong Kong Student Who Fell During Weekend Protests Dies

HONG KONG (Reuters) — A student at a Hong Kong university who fell during protests at the weekend died early on Friday morning, marking the first student death during the anti-government demonstrations that have roiled the city and setting the stage for fresh unrest.

The Hospital Authority confirmed that Chow Tsz-lok, 22, had died of injuries early on Friday morning. He was a student at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and was on a two-year undergraduate course at the computer science department.

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ABC Investigates Itself After ‘Shocking’ Q&A Panel Advocated Murder and Violence Live on Air as Host Struggled to Rein in All-Female Guests

The ABC has announced it will investigate whether last week’s Q&A program ‘met editorial standards’ after panelists encouraged murdering rapists and repeatedly used foul language.

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Brutal Moment a Father is ‘Knocked Out by a Tradesman After Confronting a Young Woman Who’d Parked in a Disabled Spot Without a Permit’

David Fletcher saw a woman with two passengers park in a disabled bay outside Stargate Shopping Centre in Atwell, Perth at 5pm on Tuesday.

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Chilling CCTV Shows British Backpacker Grace Millane, 22, Following Her Tinder Date Killer Up to His Auckland Flat Before He ‘Strangled Her During Sex’ — As Murder Trial is Shown Photos Inside His Blood-Stained Apartment

Miss Millane, 22, took her last breath in a poky room in Auckland’s CityLife hotel on December 1 after being invited up by her Tinder date who was living there.

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How Your Tax Dollars Are Paying for a Burgeoning Public Service With Average Salaries of More Than $100k — as Private Sector Jobs Disappear

The number of public servants employed in Australia surged by three per cent during the last financial year. Men in government jobs are also earning average salaries in the six-figures.

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France: 1,600 Migrants Cleared From Paris Suburbs

French police have removed 1,600 migrants from two camps in northern Paris on Thursday. It was one of the biggest operations in years, a day after the French government announced measures to curb migration. Around 600 police officers escorted migrants to coaches heading to reception centres in the Paris area. The new policy is the latest effort to “take back control of our migration policy”, prime minister Edouard Philippe said.

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Fraudster, 34, Is Jailed for Almost Five Years After Illegally Obtaining British Passports for 11 Migrants Using Dead People’s Stolen Ids

A fraudster who used the stolen IDs of two dead fathers to help 11 migrants get British passports and visas has been jailed for four years and nine months.

Mohammed Asif, 34, claimed the applicants were children of the two deceased Britons of Pakistani heritage as part of a scam that charged customers up to £10,000 for the service.

Asif, originally from Pakistan but living in Oldham, Greater Manchester, admitted fraud and assisting unlawful immigration at Manchester Crown Court.

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Germany Needs Immigrants to Stay Competitive: Economist

Economist Herbert Brücker says Germany depends on immigrants. By 2060, the country will need these migrants to stay competitive — and he believes they will contribute to a more diverse and successful society.

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Macron’s France to Boost Economic Migration

While the government of French President Emmanuel Macron has promised to tighten some forms of migration, it has also presented new quotas to boost economic migration.

The government is expected to hold an annual debate in the French parliament in the next year to determine the various migration quotas by different sectors, while supposedly maintaining a firmer stance on asylum claims, French newspaper Le Parisien reports.

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Migrants in Malta Transferred After EU Deal

Migrants were transferred on Thursday from Malta to Germany, Lithuania, and Romania after they were rescued by the NGO vessel Ocean Vikings last August, the Times of Malta writes. This follows an EU-brokered agreement reached between these member states before the migrants could disembark on Malta. However, the numbers of migrants transferred and those who remain in Malta are still unknown, according to the Maltese daily.

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Tucson Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Sanctuary City Proposal

Proposition would have restricted police from inquiring about an individual’s immigration status.

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UK: Corbyn Wants to Keep ‘Enriching’ EU Free Movement Migration Post-Brexit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has suggested that he will continue freedom of movement in a new renegotiated soft-Brexit treaty if he becomes prime minister.

Asked by an Al-Jazeera journalist during a campaign event in Telford on Wednesday if Mr Corbyn would offer EU-style “freedom of movement” migration as part of his proposed new “Soft Brexit” deal, the socialist said: “There has to be that movement of people.”

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7-Year-Old Whose Mom Tried to ‘Transition’ Him Chooses to Attend School as a Boy

Moving forward, James will be allowed to pick what name he wants to be called at school.

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Australia Wants to Jail Men for Rape if They Ever Lie to Women

Lying to a partner to convince them to have sex could soon be illegal under proposed laws. Women lie to men all the time, perhaps 100 times more often then men lie but this is not going to target women.

This utopian law is going to target men and it will only have some collateral women victims here and there.

Why? Its simple, its a known fact that men seek sex most of the time while women are passive and most will just say “yeah I lied to him I was this and that but it wasn’t for sex, you know us women don’t actively seek sex.”

So the New South Wales Law Reform Commission recommended that if a physical relationship eventuated after a person was dishonest about themselves, sexual assault (rape) charges should apply.

The proposal contains a clause in regards to liars and people who ‘fraudulently induce’ others into sexual activity.

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Columbia Professor Who Fled Communism Resigns, Says University is Becoming Communist

Pressured to admit transgender student

A Romania-born academic says he recently left his tenured position at Columbia University because the Ivy League school is “on its way toward full blown communism,” according to a Romanian TV interview translated by a Romanian-American immigrant.

Prof. Andrei Serban, an award-winning director, complained about the increasing social justice demands he faced in the theater department in the interview, which aired on Romania’s TVR1 Oct. 26. One prominent example he gave: pressure to admit a transgender applicant who auditioned as Juliet from “Romeo and Juliet.”

Andy Ionescu, a native Romianian speaker who immigrated to the United States in 1999, told The College Fix in a Twitter message that he translated the interview.

He said it was likely the first time that Serban made his resignation publicly known. Columbia still lists Serban as an active professor. Media relations did not respond to an email from The Fix, and Serban’s department did not return a voicemail. Serban did not respond to an email.

The TV host expresses incredulity at multiple points in the interview, seemingly shocked that the American higher education system is headed toward communism. Serban fled from the ideology, which ruled Romania for much of the 20th century.

Serban says in the interview that after a faculty member retired, the remaining professors in the department were called in to a meeting to discuss a replacement.

It was at this meeting that the dean of the art school told them that there were “too many white professors, too many heterosexual men,” and that it would be best to hire a minority or a woman, or a gay man.

Serban, who was the director of the hiring committee, says that he was told that it could not be someone like him because he is a man that has been “married, a heterosexual man who has children.”

The professor says that he then asked if they could choose a straight white male if the most qualified candidate happened to be so, and was promptly told that they could not. “I felt like I was living under communism again,” he said…

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Exclusive: Girl Suspended for Rejecting Rainbow Poppy Speaks Out

Natalie, the 17-year-old girl who was suspended from Stonewall Collegiate yesterday over a rainbow poppy row, has provided an exclusive statement to The Post Millennial with additional details on the controversial situation.

“It all started when teachers, counsellors, and some students said we should wear the rainbow poppy…” She wrote, stating that she disagreed with the decision to change the traditional red-and-black poppy used to honour Canadian veterans during the Remembrance Day holiday. “I typed up papers on a computer, printed them off, and taped them up in the halls.”

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Just One in Five Britons Say Bible is Relevant to Them

Fewer than one in five people, 18 per cent, in England and Wales say that the Bible is relevant to them, as the number of those professing a Christian faith continues to fall.

That proportion is less than half those that profess the Christian faith, which is 40 per cent, according to a study of 20,000 people carried out by the Bible Society, according to Premier Christian Rado.

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No Nut November (The Coomer Meme)

No Nut November and the Coomer meme represent a deeper meaning.

Porn is evil.

It literally re-wires your brain and causes erectile dysfunction.

Take the pledge.

Don’t be a Coomer.

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Swedish Government Grants $175,000 to Fund Drag Queen Shows for Children

The Swedish government will hand out the equivalent of $175,000 dollars from the inheritance money of dead Swedes without heirs to fund drag queen shows for children.

You just can’t stop progress!

The Public Inheritance Fund, a state body that manages the money, will give the cash to ‘Kulturföreningen Mums’ in Stockholm, which will use it to organize transvestite and transgender events where fairytales are read to children.

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Woman Brags About Stealing Purse & Money From “Homophobic White Woman, “ Gets 126,000 Likes on Twitter

A Twitter user received over 126,000 ‘likes’ after she bragged about stealing a “homophobic” white woman’s purse and spending her money on tacos.

Yes, really.

“A white woman spawned out of nowhere today and started being homophobic to me so I stole her purse and now miss thing’s ID is resting in a target trashcan and her money is paying for my tacos and rent,” tweeted a user called @yourholygaymom, who describes herself as “the high priestess of gay twitter.”

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

  1. https://nsn.fm/society/80-vybroshennyh-detei-v-podmoskove-aziaty

    80% of abandoned children in the Moscow region are Asians

    The press center of the National News Service news agency hosts a press conference on the theme: “The epidemic of cuckoo mothers: Baby boxes will save lives of abandoned children?”

    Oksana Pushkina, deputy chairman of the State Duma committee on family, women and children, co-chair of the regional headquarters of the All-Russian Popular Front in the Moscow Region, spoke about the need to support the activities of baby boxes.

    “Women get rid of children only because for various reasons they cannot tell their family about it. These are dramatic moments. These are difficult destinies. It’s not customary to throw children out on the street. It is a crime. We say – let’s open the fire exit, we won’t boil it down, since we opened the door for migrants here. In the case of the Lyubertsy baby box, 80% of children are Asians, ”she said.

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