Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/5/2019

A general strike was declared in France and demonstrators took to the streets across the country to protest the as-yet unspecified terms of President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform plan. Rioters shut down major thoroughfares during hundreds of demonstrations in French cities.

In other news, a U.S. State Department official said that Iranian security forces may have killed more than 1,000 demonstrators during the current protests in Iran.

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Financial Crisis
» Hungary: Retail Sales Growth Reaches 6.2 PC in October
» The Average FICO Credit Score Rises to 706 for the First Time in History
 
USA
» Adam Schiff Associate Arrested by LAPD on Pedophilia Charges
» Adam Schiff Derailed Murder Investigation of Gemmel Moore’s Death in Ed Buck’s Meth Drug Den
» Apple’s Activation Lock Will Make it Very Difficult to Refurbish Macs
» Betraying the Constitution: Who Will Protect Us From an Unpatriotic Patriot Act?
» CNN Hits Three-Year Ratings Low Amid Impeachment Drama
» Dem Impeachment Counsel Eisen a Soros-Connected Obama Minion
» Have the GOP Lights Gone Out in Georgia?
» Hephzibah Woman Who Allegedly Helped ISIS to be Sentenced
» Heroic Moment 17-Year-Old Muslim Senior Comes to Rescue of Terrified Students Fleeing Wisconsin School Stabbing by Opening Locked Mosque Doors and Ushering Them in
» Mark Levin: ‘Precious’to Watch ‘Radical’, Anti-Constitutional Professors Claim to Know About Impeachment
» Muhammad Makes List of Top 10 Baby Names in the U.S. For First Time
» Navy Sailor Fatally Shoots 2 Civilian Workers, Injures Another, Before Killing Himself at Pearl Harbor
» New ATF Study: 423 Million Guns in Hands of Americans
» Pelosi Snaps: “Don’t Mess With Me!”
» President Trump’s Approval Hits 52% on Thursday!! Record Economy Blunts Pelosi Lies!
» Rep. Nadler Almost Falls Asleep During Impeachment Hearing
» Roanoke Man Indicted for Attempting to Support ISIS, Faces Up to 20 Years in Prison
» ‘Santa Claus’ Arrested at P&G Toilet Paper Protest
» Sea-Level Rise? Obama Finalizes Purchase of $11.75m Shoreline Mansion
» ‘This Lady Needs a Shrink!’ Tucker Mocks Prof Karlan’s Unhinged Impeachment Testimony
» Trump Threatens to Have Schiff, Bidens, Pelosi Testify in Senate Trial as He Dares House to Impeach
» Tucker Carlson Destroys Democrat Star Witness and Moron Pam Karlan — Digs Up Nasty, Racist Speech by the Angry Law Prof Attacking White Men (Video)
» Twitter Bias: Twitter Employee Tweets Harassment at Andy NGO
» Watch: Joe Biden Calls Retired Farmer “Fat” At Town Hall Event
 
Canada
» An Open Letter to Administrators at McGill, York, And U Toronto: Take Back Control of Your Universities
» ‘Pull the Trigger’: Children Dance to Song Promoting Violence at Mississauga ‘Solidarity’ Event
 
Europe and the EU
» 2nd Largest Insurance Firm, Swiss Re, Classifies 5G as a “High Impact” Liability Risk in Annual Risk Report
» Belgium: Brussels Sees Surge of ‘Glue-Addicted’ North African Children
» Billionaires Manipulate Greta and Greenies — for Their Own Gain
» EU Commissioners Slammed for Singing Marxist Anthem ‘Bella Ciao’
» France Paralyzed by Largest General Strike in Decades
» France: Fires Erupt in Paris as General Strike Creates Travel Nightmare, Closing the Eiffel Tower and Subway Stations
» Germany: Antifa Radicals Threaten to Assassinate AfD Member of Parliament
» Germany: Left-Wing Extremists Threaten to Murder Female AfD MP
» Irish Content Moderators Plan Lawsuit Against Facebook
» Italy: Iene TV Show Accuses PM of Lying About Mentor
» Italy: 32 Members of Nigerian Organized Crime Outfits Arrested
» Pope Blasts Weak Climate-Crisis Response in Cop 25 Message
» Pope Francis: Extreme Weather Events Are Nature’s ‘Alarm Signals’
» Protesters Gather in Madrid for Climate Strike Led by Activist Greta Thunberg
» Radical Swiss Imam Faces Allegations of Welfare Benefit Fraud
» Sweden: Woman Pensioner Pushed in Front of Freight Train
» Swedish Man Who Insulted Muslim for Threat to “Take Over Your F***ing Country” Charged With Hate Crime
» Switzerland: Imam Accused of Hate Speech Against Christians and Jews Under Investigation for Welfare Fraud
» UK: 70 Current and Ex-Labour Staff Give Testimony to Party Antisemitism Investigation
» UK: Boris Johnson Warns Jeremy Corbyn Wants to Destroy NATO, Abolish MI5
» UK: Court Hears Victim of Alleged ‘Asian’ Groomers ‘Passed Around Like Meat’, School Did Nothing
» UK: Diane Abbott’s Privately-Educated Son Charged With Biting Police Officer
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» UN Officially Asks Israel to Leave Golan Heights
 
Middle East
» Iranian Forces May Have Killed More Than 1,000 in Recent Protests, Official Says
 
South Asia
» India: Muslim Para-Military Jawan Shoots Dead 5 Non-Muslim Colleagues, Kills Self on Spot
» Pakistan: 11-Year-Old Girl Stoned to Death by Her Parents Over Plan to ‘Elope’
» Pope Francis Compares Trump to Herod, Who Tried to Kill Jesus
 
Far East
» Hong Kong Gives Protesters Green Light for Big March on Sunday
» Hong Kong Protests: Vandalised Festival Walk to Remain Closed Until First Quarter of 2020 for Repairs, Hitting Retail and Catering Brands
 
Australia — Pacific
» Anti-Vaxxer Footy WAG Flies in the Face of Science as She Launches Extraordinary Attack on Samoa for Response to Measles Epidemic That Has Left 60 Dead and Brought the Country to a Standstill
» Church Leader Whose Family Died Trying to Escape From a War-Torn African Country is Jailed After He Raped Young Choir Members
» More Than $1billion Worth of Ice Hidden in Speakers From Thailand is Seized in Australia’s Biggest Ever Meth Bust — as ‘Trusted’ Customs Agents Are Arrested and Charged in Melbourne
» Sydney Suffocates Under a Thick Blanket of Smoke as Three Out-of-Control Bushfires Merge Into a Dangerous Super Blaze on the City’s Fringe — and it’s Already Too Late to Leave
 
Immigration
» Battleground Ohio: Investigation Uncovers Hundreds of Illegally Registered Non-Citizen Voters
» Channel Migrants: 19 Men, Women and Children Found on Boat
» Germany: All EU Members Must Take in Migrants
» Italy: Trial Begins for Migrants Accused of Drugging, Raping, Murdering Teen
» Nearly 30,000 Failed Asylum Seekers Have Returned to Germany After Being Deported
» Saskatchewan Premier Wants Province to Have Quebec-Style Immigration System
» Stockholm: Elderly Residents Kicked Out of Apartments to Make Way for Migrants
» Study: Generous Social Welfare Systems Attract More Migrants
 
Culture Wars
» Breaking: Jessica Yaniv Appears in Court on Weapons Charges
» Homosexuality and Transgenderism Are Dysfunction. Period
» Putin: ‘in Some Countries the Word “Mother” Is Being Replaced’
» The Next Chick-fil-A? Hallmark Channel CEO Signals Openness to Gay Christmas Films
» UK: Lib Dems to Impose Gender-Neutral Schools, Gender X on Passports, Right to ‘Self-Identify’
» UK: No, Passports Should Not Have a Third Gender Option
» UN’s Agenda 2030 Translator: How to Read the UN’s New Sustainable Development Goals
» Watch: Trans Activists Protest City’s Transgender Remembrance Day Because it’s Not Good Enough
 

Hungary: Retail Sales Growth Reaches 6.2 PC in October

Retail sales in Hungary climbed an annual 6.2 percent in October, edging down from a 6.3 percent increase in September, data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) on Thursday show.

Calendar-adjusted data show retail sales were up by 6.2 percent year on year in October. Adjusted food sales were up 3.4 percent, non-food sales climbed 9.8 percent and vehicle fuel sales were up 5.4 percent year on year.

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

The Average FICO Credit Score Rises to 706 for the First Time in History

FICO score, created by the Fair Isaac Corporation, has been used by most financial service organizations to assess the credit risk of consumers. FICO has also created credit-based insurance scores that are used by insurers to determine insurance rates for homeowners while underwriting the policy. According to FICO, 95% of insurers use insurance scores in deciding the insurance rates. With the average FICO credit score reaching an all-time high of 706, vHomeInsurance took the initiative to analyze the financial market trends and understand the parameters used to calculate credit score and insurance score.

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

Adam Schiff Associate Arrested by LAPD on Pedophilia Charges

Dr. Bruce Hensel, a long-term associate of Rep. Adam Schiff, has been arrested in Los Angeles on pedophilia related charges after he asked a 9-year-old girl to send him sexually suggestive pictures, according to prosecutors and law enforcement.

Rep. Adam Schiff and Dr. Hensel have been closely linked for years, with the LA Times describing the doctor as a “special guest” at Schiff’s 50th birthday party in 2010. Schiff also handpicked Dr. Hensel to work with him on health care townhalls in California and has been the recipient of big dollar donations from the 71-year-old throughout his political career.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Adam Schiff Derailed Murder Investigation of Gemmel Moore’s Death in Ed Buck’s Meth Drug Den

Ed Buck Democrat gay rights leader and money man, whose West Hollywood meth drug den was the scene of not one, but two overdose deaths of black men is finally locked up.

Why did it take so long?

Because of the elitist white male, California politicians who deliberately sabotaged and prolonged the investigation for over two years. A Los Angeles Federal Judge has set a tentative trial date of November 26th.

WATCH THE VIDEO: Learn how Congressman (D) Adam Schiff was behind the cover-up. Watch the video to see how racist the entire WEHO sex meth death scandal was handled.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Apple’s Activation Lock Will Make it Very Difficult to Refurbish Macs

Every month, thousands of perfectly good iPhones are shredded instead of being put into the hands of people who could really use them. Why? Two words: Activation Lock. And Macs are its next victim. “We receive four to six thousand locked iPhones per month,” laments Peter Schindler, founder and owner of The Wireless Alliance, a Colorado-based electronics recycler and refurbisher. Those iPhones, which could easily be refurbished and put back into circulation, “have to get parted out or scrapped,” all because of this anti-theft feature. With the release of macOS Catalina earlier this fall, any Mac that’s equipped with Apple’s new T2 security chip now comes with Activation Lock—meaning we’re about to see a lot of otherwise usable Macs heading to shredders, too. While I understand the need for security features such as these — who doesn’t — it should definitely be possible to save these devices from the shredder. It’s such a waste of perfectly good hardware that could make a lot of less-privileged people around the world a whole lot happier.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Betraying the Constitution: Who Will Protect Us From an Unpatriotic Patriot Act?

While Congress subjects the nation to its impeachment-flavored brand of bread-and-circus politics, our civil liberties continue to die a slow, painful death by a thousand cuts.

Case in point: while Americans have been fixated on the carefully orchestrated impeachment drama that continues to monopolize headlines, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law legislation extending three key provisions of the USA Patriot Act, which had been set to expire on December 15, 2019.

Once again, to no one’s surprise, the bureaucrats on both sides of the aisle—Democrats and Republicans alike—prioritized political grandstanding over principle and their oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution.

As Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) predicted:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

CNN Hits Three-Year Ratings Low Amid Impeachment Drama

CNN posted its lowest primetime ratings in three years over the Thanksgiving holidays, while Fox News posted higher ratings than CNN and MSNBC combined.

Fox News averaged nearly 2.2 million viewers in primetime last week, including 303,000 in the coveted age 25-54 demographic, according to Nielsen Media Research. MSNBC averaged over 1.3 million viewers in primetime last week, with 187,000 in the 25-54 demographic, while CNN averaged just 643,000 primetime viewers, with 138,000 coming from the 25-54 demographic.

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

Dem Impeachment Counsel Eisen a Soros-Connected Obama Minion

Left-wing operative pushed for impeachment immediately after Trump’s election.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Have the GOP Lights Gone Out in Georgia?

Georgia’s Gov. Brian Kemp, whom President Trump campaigned for and helped to victory over Stacey Abrams in a contested election, has paid back Trump with the appointment of Kelly Loeffler.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hephzibah Woman Who Allegedly Helped ISIS to be Sentenced

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — A Hephzibah woman accused of helping ISIS is expected to be sentenced in court Thursday afternoon.

Kim Vo waived her federal indictment back in July.

Vo was a cyber student taking hacking courses at Augusta Tech, but court documents filed against her say she was still a student at Hephzibah High School when she allegedly began working with ISIS.

Kim Vo had about six different alias names online before her arrest. She is charged with “conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.”

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

Heroic Moment 17-Year-Old Muslim Senior Comes to Rescue of Terrified Students Fleeing Wisconsin School Stabbing by Opening Locked Mosque Doors and Ushering Them in

This is the moment a courageous 17-year-old senior held open the doors to a mosque, allowing dozens of students to flee a high school stabbing in Wisconsin. Brave Duaa Ahmad remained outside the building, ushering her classmates in to the religious building before finally getting herself to safety. The teen said she ‘felt a little fear’, but said she ‘did what had to be done’. An armed student was shot by the school resource officer he had stabbed during the incident at Oshkosh West High School on Tuesday. Footage shows as Duaa is able to open the mosque door by entering a pin number. She then calls others to safety. Ahmad continues to gesture to those nearby to come into the mosque before thinking of getting herself inside.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mark Levin: ‘Precious’to Watch ‘Radical’, Anti-Constitutional Professors Claim to Know About Impeachment

Constitutional law attorney and radio host Mark Levin panned Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing as a display of four academic witnesses “who witnessed nothing.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Muhammad Makes List of Top 10 Baby Names in the U.S. For First Time

Sophia still reigns as queen, but Jackson has lost his crown as king.

The parenting website BabyCenter released its annual list of 100 most popular baby names for girls and boys in the United States, and for the 10th year in a row, Sophia is at the top. Liam knocked Jackson out of the No. 1 spot that he had held onto for six years straight.

The online parenting and pregnancy destination compiled the names of babies born to some 600,000 registered U.S. users in 2019 and combined those that sound the same but have different spellings (such as Sophia and Sofia) to create a true measure of popularity. The Social Security Administration also generates a list, pulling from the names of all babies born in the U.S., but the agency treats each unique spelling as a separate name.

Almost all of last year’s top-10 darlings are still favorites this year, with a few exceptions. Revealing a rise in Arabic names, Muhammad and Aaliyah made the top 10 for the first time, replacing Mason and Layla.

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

Navy Sailor Fatally Shoots 2 Civilian Workers, Injures Another, Before Killing Himself at Pearl Harbor

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Robert Chadwick said the deceased shooter was a sailor from the USS Columbia, a submarine that was in Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard dry dock for maintenance.

All the victims, two dead and another in stable condition, were male civilian Department of Defense employees.

Witnesses are still being interviewed, Chadwick said at a news conference outside the main gate of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

New ATF Study: 423 Million Guns in Hands of Americans

Violent crime rate has decreased by 48.6 percent in tandem with ownership rise

Newly released figures from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives shows that there are now a whopping 422.9 million guns in the hands of Americans. The number equates to 1.2 guns for every person in the country.

The figures also show that in 2018, 8.1 billion rounds of ammunition were produced by the gun industry.

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

Pelosi Snaps: “Don’t Mess With Me!”

Nancy Pelosi snapped at a reporter who suggested she hated the president, angrily telling him, “Don’t mess with me!”

Pelosi was leaving a press conference on Capitol Hill when the confrontation happened.

“I don’t hate anybody…we don’t hate anybody in the world,” said Pelosi.

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

President Trump’s Approval Hits 52% on Thursday!! Record Economy Blunts Pelosi Lies!

President Donald Trump’s approval rating hit 52% on Thursday.

Despite 96% negative headlines from the fake news mainstream media, and continued sham impeachment hearings President Trump’s approval rating soared on Thursday.

This makes it literally IMPOSSIBLE for Democrats to impeach.

President Trump is keeping his promises. The economy is soaring and his foreign policy is exceptional.

Americans aren’t buying Pelosi and Schiff’s lies!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Rep. Nadler Almost Falls Asleep During Impeachment Hearing

Democratic New Jersey Rep. Jerry Nadler appeared to almost fall asleep during yesterday’s impeachment hearing.

Nadler seemed to have difficulty keeping his eyes open while Republican Ohio Rep. Steve Chabot was speaking.

“In fairness to Nadler, staying awake during the entirety of Wednesday’s hearings would have been a monumental task for anyone. It included the testimony of four legal scholars, three of whom were invited by Democrats,” writes Scott Morefield.

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

Roanoke Man Indicted for Attempting to Support ISIS, Faces Up to 20 Years in Prison

ROANOKE, Va. — A Roanoke man has been indicted for attempting to provide materials and resources in support of ISIS, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Romeo Xavier Langhorne, 30, was arrested in Roanoke on Nov. 15, pursuant to a criminal complaint.

Langhorne has been a follower of ISIS since 2014 and has recently publicly reaffirmed his support for the terrorist organization, investigators say.

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

‘Santa Claus’ Arrested at P&G Toilet Paper Protest

Santa Claus is coming… to jail.

Environmental protesters worried about the plight of Canadian caribou and forests dressed up as Santa Claus and reindeer and delivered coal at Procter & Gamble’s headquarters on Thursday.

The protesters object to the consumer product giant’s use of non-recycled pulp in paper products, such as Charmin bath tissue.

The protesters circled P&G’s Fifth Street campus with a wagon of coal before Santa (North Carolina resident David Freeman) was arrested by police for trespassing.

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

Sea-Level Rise? Obama Finalizes Purchase of $11.75m Shoreline Mansion

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have purchased a nearly 7,000-square-foot home on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts for $11.75 million, according to a report.

The purchase price was recorded Wednesday with the local Registry of Deeds, the Vineyard Gazette reported.

The Obamas paid about half the original asking price for the property when it first became available in 2015, the report said.

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

‘This Lady Needs a Shrink!’ Tucker Mocks Prof Karlan’s Unhinged Impeachment Testimony

Carlson mocked her testimony and found some old footage of her pushing the lie of “white male privilege” all the way back in 2006.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Threatens to Have Schiff, Bidens, Pelosi Testify in Senate Trial as He Dares House to Impeach

President Trump on Thursday challenged House Democrats to impeach him “fast” and ship the process over to the Senate, where he threatened to seek testimony from top Democrats including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“The Do Nothing Democrats had a historically bad day yesterday in the House. They have no Impeachment case and are demeaning our Country. But nothing matters to them, they have gone crazy,” Trump tweeted, just before Pelosi announced that she wants the Judiciary Committee to proceed with articles of impeachment.

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

Tucker Carlson Destroys Democrat Star Witness and Moron Pam Karlan — Digs Up Nasty, Racist Speech by the Angry Law Prof Attacking White Men (Video)

The House Judiciary Committee held its first impeachment hearing on impeachment was held on Wednesday less than 24 hours after the House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines on their impeachment resolution.

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) called in four constitutional lawyers to testify before Congress today and put Americans to sleep. Top Democrat “witness” Pam Karlan was a real peach who attacked the president and then his 13-year-old son Barron.

Tucker Carlson opened his show with a review of today’s distinguished Democrat “witnesses” from today’s panel. Carlson mocked Professor Karlan as a moron and a dunce.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Twitter Bias: Twitter Employee Tweets Harassment at Andy NGO

The Post Millennial has learned that a Twitter account that has been engaged in targeted harassment of TPM Editor-at-large Andy Ngo appears to belong to none other than a Twitter employee.

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

Watch: Joe Biden Calls Retired Farmer “Fat” At Town Hall Event

Joe Biden has called an Iowa voter and retired farmer “fat” after he questioned the Democratic presidential candidate for his alleged Ukrainian nepotism incident.

During a town hall event, the Iowa voter who identified himself as a retired farmer asked Biden about his son, stating “you sent your son over there to work for a gas company that he had no experience for … you’re selling access to the president.”

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

An Open Letter to Administrators at McGill, York, And U Toronto: Take Back Control of Your Universities

As you are certainly aware, in recent weeks a series of troubling incidents has occurred on your respective campuses. While the events in question were distinct, they all shared a common impulse by groups on your campuses who believe that they, and they alone, are able to set standards for free speech—in these particular cases, involving the debate about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and how Jewish students and other Israel supporters are treated as part of the university community.

As you well know, the notion that a vocal minority of self-important ideologues can determine what views may or may not be expressed on a particular campus is not only antithetical to the purpose of a university, but is vaguely fascistic by purposely or carelessly relinquishing power to a few to decide what can be said and what speech is allowed and what must be suppressed; it is what former Yale University president Bartlett Giamatti characterized as the “tyranny of group self-righteousness.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘Pull the Trigger’: Children Dance to Song Promoting Violence at Mississauga ‘Solidarity’ Event

The Arab Palestinian Association of Ontario (APAO) held an event in Mississauga, Ontario that featured children performing a dance routine glorifying violence according to the B’nai Brith Canada .

The event commemorated the “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.” Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and Mississauga Centre MP Omar Alghabra took part in the commemoration.

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

2nd Largest Insurance Firm, Swiss Re, Classifies 5G as a “High Impact” Liability Risk in Annual Risk Report

In February, telecom executives gave congressional testimony that they had NO scientific evidence that 5G is safe. Many doctors and scientists say it isn’t. People and pets have already become sick where it’s been installed (see 1, 2, 3). Despite increasing worldwide opposition, warnings, and lawsuits (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) companies are still installing it anyway. Most would consider that to be very risky especially considering that

Insurance companies tend to NOT do business with telecom companies any more (see 1, 2). Telecom companies have been warning investors for many years that they may eventually be held liable for harm caused by their devices and transmitters. In fact, there’s currently a Smart Phone Class Action lawsuit due to phones exceeding federal RF safety levels.

So it’s really not surprising that Swiss Re has classified 5G as a “High Impact” Risk.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Belgium: Brussels Sees Surge of ‘Glue-Addicted’ North African Children

The Belgian capital of Brussels has seen the arrival of dozens of migrant street children in recent months, many addicted to glue-sniffing and alcohol.

The minors, who are generally between the ages of nine and 14, are said to have mainly come from Algeria and Morocco, and have travelled to the Belgian capital in their dozens since June of this year, broadcaster BX1 reports.

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

Billionaires Manipulate Greta and Greenies — for Their Own Gain

So, who is manipulating the world energy market through the billion-dollar reallocation of Wall Street funds combined with an apocalyptic end-of-the-world media deception with front-runners such as the child Thunberg? The aim is to end investments in oil and gas worldwide. Who wants to shut down energy to create an upcoming shortage, only to earn billions when the tide turns?

The irony is that the world’s leading hedge fund manager, known long term for manipulating markets, George Soros, is one of the main drivers behind the eco-friendly climate change organizations.

The green movement has far wealthier sponsors than the local Swedish businessmen behind Greta Thunberg, Ingmar Renzhog and Fossil Free leader Bo Thorén.

The climate change business is a trillion-dollar industry now. The Heritage Foundation states that in 2012 alone, the left-wing Climate Policy Initiative study “Global investment in climate change” found that $359 billion was invested in eco-projects that year alone.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

EU Commissioners Slammed for Singing Marxist Anthem ‘Bella Ciao’

Members of the new European Commission have been slammed for singing the far-left Marxist song “Bella Ciao” in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

The song, which is largely associated with the partisans of Italy during the Second World War and various Marxist groups, was sung by Head of Business Affairs Paolo Gentiloni, European Green Deal executive vice president Frans Timmermans, and several other leftists, Corriere Della Sera reports.

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

France Paralyzed by Largest General Strike in Decades

In what appears to be the biggest disruption to French society since the gilets jaunes demonstrators nearly torched Paris last year, public workers across the country stayed home on Thursday, immobilizing public transit across the country as the first general strike in more than 20 years began.

The walkout was called by unions angry at President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms (not unlike how a planned — then scrapped — gas tax hike sparked the giles jaunes).

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

France: Fires Erupt in Paris as General Strike Creates Travel Nightmare, Closing the Eiffel Tower and Subway Stations

Protesters have been spotted hurling flares, smashing store windows and setting fires in eastern Paris on Thursday as thousands in the French capital are marching against President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to reform the pension system.

The chaos comes as a general strike launched alongside the march has created a travel nightmare for tourists and locals, prompting the closure of the Eiffel Tower and dozens of subway stations, while hundreds of flights in and out of the city have been grounded.

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

Germany: Antifa Radicals Threaten to Assassinate AfD Member of Parliament

Antifa extremists threatened to assassinate a member of parliament for the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, even naming the exact date on which they would kill her.

Police confirmed that left-wing radicals posted signs outside Christina Baum’s dental office in Lauda-Königshofen yesterday, including a wooden cross which read, “Nazi whore Baum, after you no cock will crow, died on December 31st, 2019.”

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

Germany: Left-Wing Extremists Threaten to Murder Female AfD MP

Left-wing extremists threatened to murder a member of parliament from the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) on Wednesday, leaving a wooden cross outside of her office with words reading, “Nazi whore Baum, after you no cock will crow, died on December 31st, 2019.”

Police in Heilbronn have confirmed the incident which occurred outside of Christina Baum’s dental office in Lauda-Königshofen, Württemberg, Spiegel Online reports.

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

Irish Content Moderators Plan Lawsuit Against Facebook

A group of Irish content moderators are preparing to take legal action for personal injuries caused by exposure to “disturbing content” during their employment by third-party company CPL in Dublin, on behalf of Facebook, the Irish Times writes. Facebook said in a statement that it is “committed to providing support for those that review content for Facebook as we recognise that reviewing certain types of content can sometimes be difficult”.

[Comment: Huh?]

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

Italy: Iene TV Show Accuses PM of Lying About Mentor

Evidence allegedly disproving his versions on Tues. show

(ANSA) — Rome, December 2 — The Italian television program Le Iene announced on its website Monday that it had proof Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte had not told the truth about his relationship with law professor Guido Alpa.

The program on the Italia 1 channel said it had “several previously unseen and sensational documents that show that Giuseppe Conte, as concerns a university competition and his relations with professor and mentor Guido Alpa, did not tell the whole truth”.

It said this would be the focus of its Tuesday show.

The show will “disprove all the versions given thus far by the prime minster on this issue”. In late 2018, the centre-left opposition Democratic Party (PD) had filed an urgent question in the Senate saying the competition in which Premier Giuseppe Conte became a university lecturer in 2002 “could be tainted by grave incompatibility”.

The PD Senate caucus said Alpa was in the commission that judged Conte even though “Alpa was described as a partner in the CV Conte sent to parliament.” Conte later claimed in a letter to a national newspaper that “Professor Alpa is not, properly speaking, my ‘mentor’ and contrary to what has been reported I and Professor Alpa have never had an associated professional studio, nor have we ever constituted an association between professionals”.

Conte said he and Alpa used a secretary’s office also serving other professional studios, “as often happens in the professional world”.

Conte responded at the launch of ANSA’s photobook Monday evening by saying “there was no conflict of interest, this is an old story”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: 32 Members of Nigerian Organized Crime Outfits Arrested

Police in Italy arrested 32 alleged members of two Nigerian organized crime outfits during coordinated operations in the southern province of Bari on Tuesday.

Most of the arrests are said to have been made at Cara of Bari-Palease, a reception center for migrants and asylum seekers. Those arrested are accused of participating in two distinct mafia-type criminal organizations with cult-like characteristics, La Gazette del Mezzogiorno reports.

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Pope Blasts Weak Climate-Crisis Response in Cop 25 Message

Targets are far from what is needed Francis tells conference

(ANSA) — Vatican City, December 4 — Pope Francis has blasted the international community’s weak response to the climate crisis in his message to participants at the COP 25 United Nations Conference on Climate in Madrid. “On December 12, 2015, the COP 21 adopted the Paris Agreement, the implementation of which ‘will require concerted commitment and generous dedication by each one’,” read the message, which the Vatican released on Wednesday.

“Its rapid entry into force, in less than a year, and the numerous meetings and debates aimed at reflecting on one of the main challenges for humanity, that of climate change, and at identifying the best ways to implement the Paris Agreement, showed a growing awareness on the part of the various actors of the international community of the importance and need to ‘work together in building our common home’.

“Sadly, after four years, we must admit that this awareness is still rather weak, unable to respond adequately to that strong sense of urgency for rapid action called for by the scientific data at our disposal, such as those described by the recent Special Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

“These studies show that the current commitments made by States to mitigate and adapt to climate change are far from those actually needed to achieve the goals set by the Paris Agreement.

“They demonstrate how far words are from concrete actions!”

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Pope Francis: Extreme Weather Events Are Nature’s ‘Alarm Signals’

ROME — Pope Francis recalled a massive storm that struck northern Italy last fall, saying such natural disasters are nature’s way of sounding an alarm to make us more environmentally engaged.

Speaking in Saint Peter’s Square for the inauguration of the Vatican Christmas tree and Nativity scene on Thursday, the pope thanked the people of the regions of Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige, who donated the tree and crèche scene.

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Protesters Gather in Madrid for Climate Strike Led by Activist Greta Thunberg

As the United Nation’s climate summit continues in Madrid, protesters from around the world are arriving ahead of a Friday climate strike led by teenage activist Greta Thunberg. Some activists have already started rallying over their concerns with carbon markets.

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Radical Swiss Imam Faces Allegations of Welfare Benefit Fraud

Radical Islamic imam Abu Ramadan, a migrant from Libya, is accused of illegally obtaining as much as 590,000 Swiss francs (£455,335/$596,700) between 2003 and 2017.

The 66-year-old, who lives in the municipality of Nidau, is accused of fraud for not declaring income while he was receiving state welfare benefits from the Swiss government, 20 Minutes reports.

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Sweden: Woman Pensioner Pushed in Front of Freight Train

An elderly woman in her seventies has suffered major injuries after she was shoved in front of a train in Lund.

The woman was purposefully knocked down onto the train tracks by a 33-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder shortly after, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.

“The woman was taken to a hospital with serious injuries,” Magnus Lefèvre, a security officer at the South Region police told the broadcaster.

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Swedish Man Who Insulted Muslim for Threat to “Take Over Your F***ing Country” Charged With Hate Crime

A 53-year-old Swede who insulted a Muslim man for posting a video threat to “take over your f***ing country” was hit with hate crime charges.

This is Sweden. Of course he was.

“We Arabs are here to take over your ing country so go down on your ing knees and suck my cock your Swedish little whore,” said the Arab man in an angry rant posted to Facebook.

The 53-year-old Swedish man responded on a Facebook group called ‘Political Facts’ with some strong words of his own.

“Disgusting arab crabs disappear from here,” he wrote.

The man was reported to police and called in for an interrogation at Kristianstad where he was asked about his views on immigration.

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Switzerland: Imam Accused of Hate Speech Against Christians and Jews Under Investigation for Welfare Fraud

The Swiss legal system has opened up a criminal investigation against a Libyan imam living in exile Nidau, accusing him of committing welfare fraud.

Abu Ramadan, a 66-year-old imam previously accused of hate speech against Christians, Jews, Buddhists, and Shiites at the Ar’Rahman mosque in Biel, is said to have received more than 540,000 euros in social assistance courtesy of the Swiss taxpayer between 2003 and 2017, Le Nouvellist reports.

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UK: 70 Current and Ex-Labour Staff Give Testimony to Party Antisemitism Investigation

Seventy current and ex-Labour staffers have given testimony to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) investigation into antisemitism in the Labour Party.

The sworn statements form part of a submission by the Jewish Labour Movement seen by the BBC.

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UK: Boris Johnson Warns Jeremy Corbyn Wants to Destroy NATO, Abolish MI5

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned British voters that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn wants to “destroy” the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and that his party wants to abolish the country’s domestic intelligence agency.

Prime Minister Johnson made the comments on Wednesday afternoon at a press conference after a NATO plenary session. Leaders and representatives from 29 nations converged on the luxury hotel near Watford, England, to mark the 70th anniversary of the defence alliance.

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UK: Court Hears Victim of Alleged ‘Asian’ Groomers ‘Passed Around Like Meat’, School Did Nothing

Teachers did nothing while a girl was “passed around like meat” from the age of 12 by an alleged “Asian” grooming gang in Telford, a court has heard.

“I lost count of how many men I was forced to have sex with,” the unnamed victim said of her alleged abuse at the hands of a so-called grooming gang, which according to prosecutors took place in the early 2000s.

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UK: Diane Abbott’s Privately-Educated Son Charged With Biting Police Officer

James Abbott-Thompson, son of Labour Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, has been charged over an incident in which police officers were allegedly bitten and spat on.

The incident is said to have taken place at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) building on King Charles Street in Westminster, London.

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UN Officially Asks Israel to Leave Golan Heights

The UN General Assembly yesterday officially asked Israel to leave the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.

The request was made after the resolution was adopted after 91 UN member states voted in favour, nine rejected and 65 abstained.

The resolution stipulates that Israel leaves all the Syrian Golan Heights occupied in June 1967, stating this is an implementation of the UN Security Council’s resolution.

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Iranian Forces May Have Killed More Than 1,000 in Recent Protests, Official Says

More than 1,000 people may have been killed by security forces in Iran amid recent protests, a senior state department official said Thursday, one day after authorities in the Islamic Republic acknowledged that demonstrators have been shot and killed in the unrest.

Brian Hook, the U.S. special envoy for Iran, told reporters at the State Department that American officials have seen a video of one incident in which the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps had mowed down at least 100 people with machine-gun fire. He said the U.S. had received and reviewed video of that incident in the city of Noshahr.

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India: Muslim Para-Military Jawan Shoots Dead 5 Non-Muslim Colleagues, Kills Self on Spot

Crazy Muslim Para-Military Jawan Shoots Dead 5 Hindu- Sikh Colleagues, seriously injured 2 and Commits Suicide in Chhattisgarh.

Manu Singh | HENB | Raipur | Dec 4, 2019:: At least six Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel were killed and two injured when a crazy Muslim jawan sprayed bullets towards his colleagues from his service rifle on Wednesday morning.

Chhattisgarh director general of police DM Awasthi has confirmed that there was a dispute among the ITBP (a para-military force) jawans in the camp located in Narayanpur (an left wing extremism-hit Narayanpur district of Bastar division) and one of the jawans opened fire from his rifle on his colleagues.

“The ITBP personnel who shot his five colleagues committed suicide with his own rifle and died on the spot. The injured were being air-lifted to Raipur for treatment. The IG and SP have just reached the spot and further details about what triggered the incident would be known soon,” DGP Awasthi said.

The incident took place around 9.30am at B/45 battalion of ITBP camp located in Kadenar region.

According to officials, crazy constable Masudul Rahman who belonged to Nadia in West Bengal fired at and killed head constable Mahendra Singh (Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh), head constable Daljit Singh (Ludhiana, Punjab), constables Surjit Sarkar (Burdwan, West Bengal), Biswaroop Mahtoo (Purulia, West Bengal) and Bijeesh (Kozhikode, Kerala). A probe has been ordered.

From source it is derived that, the crazy Muslim para-military constable prayed leave some weeks before but not allowed. He was vocal against his superior officers which was opposed by his colleagues and that had created a craziness in the assailant.

Experts also say that the Muslim Jawan might had developed a Jihadi mindset and went in an Islamic intolerance to his non-Muslim at an ulterior level.

In the Jihadi Handbook Quran, there is clear instruction to kill Kafiirs and make hell their life being cruel some and ruthless (Non-Muslims/ Non-Believers) in many instances reflected in the verses of it as 5:32-33, 8:59-60, 9:5, 9:73, 48:29 and many.

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Pakistan: 11-Year-Old Girl Stoned to Death by Her Parents Over Plan to ‘Elope’

Some cultures are better than others.

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Pope Francis Compares Trump to Herod, Who Tried to Kill Jesus

ROME — Pope Francis has compared U.S. President Donald Trump to the murderous King Herod who massacred innocent children in ancient Palestine while trying to kill the baby Jesus, a Jesuit journal revealed Thursday.

Speaking with his brother Jesuits during his recent visit to Thailand, the Argentinian pope minced no words in his thinly veiled condemnation of the U.S. president and his administration, suggesting that like a modern-day Herod, Mr. Trump separates families at the border while allowing drugs to freely flow into the country.

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Hong Kong Gives Protesters Green Light for Big March on Sunday

HONG KONG (Reuters) — Hong Kong authorities granted protesters permission to march this weekend, organizers said on Thursday, giving the green light to a rally seen as a gauge of the pro-democracy movement’s support following its sweeping victory in local elections.

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Hong Kong Protests: Vandalised Festival Walk to Remain Closed Until First Quarter of 2020 for Repairs, Hitting Retail and Catering Brands

Hong Kong’s upmarket mall Festival Walk will remain closed until the first quarter of next year, leaving branches of big retail and catering brands to suffer revenue losses in the peak festive period of Christmas and New Year.

Singapore-listed Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust has announced details on the reopening of its severely damaged Kowloon Tong shopping mall, weeks after protesters vandalised multiple floors and also set a large artificial Christmas tree on fire.

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Anti-Vaxxer Footy WAG Flies in the Face of Science as She Launches Extraordinary Attack on Samoa for Response to Measles Epidemic That Has Left 60 Dead and Brought the Country to a Standstill

Taylor Winterstein, the Australian wife of Samoan rugby league player Frank Winterstein, is campaigning against compulsory immunisation in the Pacific Island nation.

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Church Leader Whose Family Died Trying to Escape From a War-Torn African Country is Jailed After He Raped Young Choir Members

Former Queensland church leader Shartiel Nibigira has been jailed for 11 years for raping and indecently assaulting young choir members.

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More Than $1billion Worth of Ice Hidden in Speakers From Thailand is Seized in Australia’s Biggest Ever Meth Bust — as ‘Trusted’ Customs Agents Are Arrested and Charged in Melbourne

Three people have been arrested and charged in Melbourne in connection to Australia’s biggest ice bust in history.

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Sydney Suffocates Under a Thick Blanket of Smoke as Three Out-of-Control Bushfires Merge Into a Dangerous Super Blaze on the City’s Fringe — and it’s Already Too Late to Leave

Sydney’s harbour became filled with hazy smoke whipped up by strong winds about 3pm on Thursday.

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Battleground Ohio: Investigation Uncovers Hundreds of Illegally Registered Non-Citizen Voters

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced on Wednesday that an investigation by his office has uncovered hundreds of illegally registered non-citizen voters, 77 of whom cast ballots in the November 2018 election.

In a letter to Attorney Dave Yost on December 4, LaRose, a Republican, explained, “As a result of our review, my office has identified 277 individuals who registered to vote in Ohio and 77 individuals who cast a ballot in an Ohio election and who appear to be legally present, noncitizens.”

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Channel Migrants: 19 Men, Women and Children Found on Boat

Nineteen migrants have been stopped trying to cross the English Channel on an inflatable boat.

A Border Force vessel intercepted the inflatable boat carrying 11 men, four women and four children at about 02:45 GMT.

The group of Iranian and Iraqi nationals have been brought to shore and medically-assessed.

They will be interviewed by immigration officials, the Home Office said in a statement.

[Comment: Article dated December 5, 2019.]

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Germany: All EU Members Must Take in Migrants

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has unveiled a new plan to reform the European asylum system. A draft of the proposal leaked to the media shows that all member states of the European Union would be required to take in illegal migrants.

Countries in Central and Eastern Europe are opposed to mandatory relocations on the basis that decisions about the granting of residence permits should be kept at the national level. They have noted that by unilaterally imposing migrant quotas on EU member states, unelected bureaucrats in Brussels are seeking to force the democratically elected leaders of Europe to submit to their diktat.

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Italy: Trial Begins for Migrants Accused of Drugging, Raping, Murdering Teen

Four African migrants face charges of voluntary homicide, aggravated sexual violence, and distribution of illegal narcotics to a minor, one year after teen Desirée Mariottini was found dead in Rome.

The four men, Yussef Salia, Mamaodu Gara, Brian Minteh, and Chima Alinno, saw their first hearing this week with one of the defendants, Mamaodu Gara, complaining to the court of the absence of an interpreter during a prior hearing in October, Il Giornale reports.

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Nearly 30,000 Failed Asylum Seekers Have Returned to Germany After Being Deported

Tens of thousands of failed asylum seekers who were forced to leave Germany have made it back to, and living in the country once again.

A total of 28,283 migrants who applied for asylum in Germany since 2012 have made their way back to Germany, despite having been previously deported. Around 5,000 migrants have returned multiple times after they had been denied asylum, Die Welt reports.

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Saskatchewan Premier Wants Province to Have Quebec-Style Immigration System

Saskatchewan Party Leader and provincial Premier Scott Moe believes his province should have more of a say over their immigration system—and he’s drawn comparisons.

Moe says he wants control over the growth of Saskatchewan’s population, which aims to increase by 300,000 residents over the next 10 years by adding 100,000 new jobs, increasing the province’s population to 1.4 million.

Moe believes Saskatchewan should have the ability to change the proportion of immigrants coming in for those jobs.

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Stockholm: Elderly Residents Kicked Out of Apartments to Make Way for Migrants

Dozens of elderly residents were forced to leave their apartments in an area of Stockholm after the block was closed, only to be re-opened again for migrants to replace them.

Residents at Dianagården were told they would have to leave because the toilets in the facility were 5cm too small to comply with regulations.

However, soon after the 48 apartments were emptied, they were filled with newly arrived migrants.

“It was later revealed that politicians planned that immigrants would instead move into the premises,” reports Fria Tider.

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Study: Generous Social Welfare Systems Attract More Migrants

A new study has revealed that generous welfare systems like the one seen in Denmark actually attract more welfare-dependent migrants than those that are less generous.

The study, carried out by economists at Princeton University in the U.S., examined the effects of welfare generosity on international migration. After reviewing several large-scale changes in Denmark’s welfare benefits for immigrants, researchers concluded that migrants were more likely to make their way to Denmark when they could claim more benefits.

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Breaking: Jessica Yaniv Appears in Court on Weapons Charges

Jessica Yaniv appeared today in B.C. Provincial Court accompanied by her mother. Yaniv is facing two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon violating the Firearms Act.

As we previously reported, Yaniv was arrested in August by RCMP after appearing on popular YouTuber Blaire White’s channel, brandishing and demonstrating the functionality of a taser at one point in the debate, and claiming to be fully aware of its illegality.

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Homosexuality and Transgenderism Are Dysfunction. Period

There’s little chance that the spate of so-called transgender people coming out of the woodwork and clamoring for accommodation of one sort or another in recent months has escaped most Americans’ notice. The aggressive push of the LGBTQ lobby to normalize transgenderism, particularly among children, has become part and parcel of the political left’s overall campaign of malignant social engineering.

I’m going to articulate a few things on this topic that may shock even regular readers of this space; nevertheless, these things need to be said. For the sake of inclusion, and because these have been well-established, I’ll dispense with religious arguments against homosexuality and sexual libertinism. It is my hope that in so doing, both people of faith and others may relate.

First off: There’s no such thing as a transgendered person. We might as well rip that Band-Aid off right now. If someone self-identifies as a gender other than his or her biological one, there is something wrong with that person. Excepting the miniscule number of individuals who are born with some form of genetic abnormality or physiological deformity, those who claim to be transgender suffer from deep emotional and/or psychological dysfunction — period.

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Putin: ‘in Some Countries the Word “Mother” Is Being Replaced’

President Vladimir Putin remarked at a recent Kremlin meeting that some countries are replacing the word “mother” out of concerns for political correctness, something he hoped would never happen in Russia.

Putin was referring to a law passed in France earlier this year which mandates that schools refrain from using ‘father’ and ‘mother’ and instead use ‘parent 1’ and ‘parent 2’.

According to government MP Valérie Petit, the change was necessary because using ‘father’ and ‘mother’ is “old fashioned” and doesn’t meet the needs of “social equality.”

Don’t expect to see Russia following suit.

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The Next Chick-fil-A? Hallmark Channel CEO Signals Openness to Gay Christmas Films

While many are still reeling from recent revelations that Chick-fil-A has opportunistically traded the Christian principles upon which it was founded for “woke,” pro-LGBT social justice causes, the head of the Hallmark Channel —famous for its family-friendly Christmas movies— indicated that Hallmark will likely begin to produce holiday films which include gay characters and themes…

Despite having built a huge audience by providing a reliable, safe refuge for family viewing during an era when even Disney offers a minefield of pro-LGBT programming aimed at kids, the head of Hallmark’s parent company indicated that “Hallmark is ‘open’ to doing any type of movie — including with gay leads,” according to a Hollywood Reporter interview.

“I’m gay, where are the same-sex movies?” asked one of the interviewers during a Hollywood Reporter podcast. “Have you talked about incorporating stories about same-sex couples at Christmas?”

“We’re open to really any type of movie of any type of relationship,” declared Abbott.

The interviewer lamented that when she and her “wife” visit relatives during the holidays, the TV is tuned to the Hallmark Channel 24/7 but the type of relationship she and her “wife” have is not reflected in any of the programming…

“In a culture that values offensive sex acts, profanity, and violence overall, the Hallmark channel is doomed,” predicted PJ Media’s Megan Fox. “The diversity activists will never be satisfied.”

The majority of TV viewers want “to watch entertainment that represents them or doesn’t include a constant assault on morality and decency,” and so “they’re relegated to one cheesy channel that plays nothing but sappy Christmas movies most of the year,” continued Fox. “But when the social justice soldiers get done with Hallmark, they won’t even have that.”

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UK: Lib Dems to Impose Gender-Neutral Schools, Gender X on Passports, Right to ‘Self-Identify’

The Liberal Democrats want to make it legal to change gender at will and force all schools to introduce gender-neutral uniforms.

The Gender Recognition Act 2004 enables transgender individuals to apply to become the gender they identify as legally following a process which includes medical oversight.

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UK: No, Passports Should Not Have a Third Gender Option

Christie Elan-Cane, a ‘non-gendered activist’, is taking on the Home Office in a case being heard in the Court of Appeal this week. Elan-Cane wants British passports changed so that people are no longer bound by a choice between ‘male’ or ‘female’, but can opt instead for a gender neutral ‘X’ category. The 62-year-old Elan-Cane, who has spent the past 25 years campaigning to achieve legal and social recognition for non-gendered identity, believes the UK’s passport process is ‘inherently discriminatory’. The High Court rejected her case last year, but granted permission to appeal. If she is successful, the handful of people who consider themselves to be neither male nor female will be able to gain an official stamp of approval for their confusion.

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UN’s Agenda 2030 Translator: How to Read the UN’s New Sustainable Development Goals

It’s that time again: the United Nations is officially releasing the all new Agenda 2030 sustainable development plan, or what some have hailed as “the new Agenda 21 on steroids,” at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit kicking off today in New York City.

Since these supposedly non-binding international agreements can sometimes be a bit tricky to decode, what with all the weaponized buzz terms and semantics games, we’ve prepared a handy dandy translator on the 17 new Agenda 2030 goals below.

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Translation: Centralized banks, IMF, World Bank, Fed to control all finances, digital one world currency in a cashless society

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Translation: GMO

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Translation: Mass vaccination, Codex Alimentarius

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Translation: UN propaganda, brainwashing through compulsory education from cradle to grave

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Translation: Population control through forced “Family Planning”

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Watch: Trans Activists Protest City’s Transgender Remembrance Day Because it’s Not Good Enough

An Olympia, Washington City Council meeting proved that social justice pandering is never enough to appease those on the fringes who want to call the shots.

The meeting, which took place last month, had testimonials from three members of the local LGBTQ community. Although the city was honouring Trans Day of Remembrance, not all in the community felt as though the gesture was enough, and that the city was actually doing more harm than good by having a police presence in the building.

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8 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/5/2019

  1. More than 1000 killed in Iran? No doubt Brian Hook is right.
    All the media tried to understate the incident. Rank number one is probably German media who refused to report the event for one week. After that period all the media said the price of gasoline has increased by 50%. Which is a lie. It actually increased by 200%, from 1000 T to 3000 T.
    And then the ridiculous statistics about the casualties. They started with 16 kills, then the number increased to 100, then 208. All these numbers must be incorrect. The real figure should stand at around 1000-2000. That was horrible and brutal. Still MSM is trying to protect the evils. They have always did. Criminals like BBC, ZDF and Deutsche Welle who have always protected the Islamic Republic and other jerks around the world.
    Meanwhile, the head of the Revolutionary Guards ordered its subjects to generate 5 kids each. Population should be replaced with dumb devotees of the criminal cult named Islamic Republic.
    Still looming: The Revolutionary Guards started chain stores a few years ago. That killed many private retail outlets. Now They are trying force everyone into ration and coupon system. You can only buy with ID card. Total control of commodities and lives of citizens. Unwanted citizen will starve. You will hear more in the future.
    In the end what is important for the foreign reader: People of the world should heed these events, especially Europe that is in imminent danger, and throw the Islam and Muslims out of their lands. For heavens sake do it.

  2. Arrested for fraud: Russian man constructs a false border to cheat migrants
    https://www.infomigrants.net/en/post/21377/arrested-for-fraud-russian-man-constructs-a-false-border-to-cheat-migrants
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    One ridiculous detail is not indicated in the article: a scammer, for greater persuasiveness, dragged an inflatable boat all the way, claiming that it might be needed.
    Also in our press they write that it was not Russian, but “a native of the CIS” without indicating details.

    • I think you are overstating that, The First Amendment will alway be there for American citizen. Cair is just satans organiation.

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