Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/9/2019

France has entered its fifth straight day of crippling strikes by public-sector employees. Commuters into Paris faced more than 300 miles of traffic jams as they attempted to enter the capital city.

In other news, Extinction Rebellion protesters glued themselves to concrete blocks outside the Tube station at Leicester Square in London.

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Financial Crisis
» Alberta Unemployment Rate for Young Men Hits 20%
» Paul Volcker, Central Banker Who Defeated Inflation, Dead at 92
 
USA
» “Americans Are Tired of Your Impeachment Scam!” — Dem Impeachment Coup Interrupted by Pro-Trump Protester Owen Shroyer (Video) …update: Owen Arrested!
» Biden Blames Staff for Not Flagging Burisma Concerns; Says We Should Just Trust Hunter and Not Investigate
» Busted! Climate Activists Caught Using Forged Docs, Fake News
» Developing: IG Horowitz Report on FISA Abuse Set for 1 PM Et Release
» Duct-Taped Banana ‘Art’ Vandalized With ‘Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself’ Sign
» HD Video: Protester Arrested for Accusing Dems of “Treason” Over Impeachment of Trump
» Ilhan Omar Leads Catholic Church in Muslim Prayer
» ISIS Fanatic Dubbed ‘The Dentist’ Who Hoped to Behead People and Stockpiled Knives and a Pocket Chainsaw in His Bronx Apartment is Jailed for 22 Years as Judge Brands Him a ‘Ticking Time Bomb’
» NBA Ratings Are Down This Year and the Association Can’t Figure Out Why. Here’s a Theory.
» Never Trumper Rick Wilson Suggests Putting Anti-Vaxxers in “Re-Education Camps”
» Pensacola Shooting: Mollycoddling the Face of Evil
» Reporter Arrested After Calling Impeachment Hearings a Scam
» Reports: Saudi Shooter Got Gun Legally
» The Anti-Trump Resistance is Really Against the Deplorables
» The Democrat Party: An Existential Threat to the US Constitution and the USA
» The IG Report is a Huge Blow to the FBI’s Credibility. Why is it Being Treated Like Vindication?
» Trump Boasts About Getting NATO Countries to Contribute $530 Billion More and US Less … And Fake News Mocked Him
» Watch: Antifa Attacks Journalist and Right-Wing Group in Washington State
» XR Climate Activists Block D.C. Traffic, Shout ‘We Trust Bill Nye’
 
Canada
» Don Cherry’s Debut Podcast Beat Joe Rogan in Canada
» Justin Trudeau “Mr. Dress-Up” Colouring Book for Sale on Amazon
» Walmart Canada Apologizes for Cocaine-Snorting Santa Sweater
 
Europe and the EU
» 2019 ‘Breakthrough’ In Hungary-US Relations, Says Fidesz MP Németh
» Britons Identify More by Leave or Remain Than Political Party: Study
» ‘Deadly Delusions’: Europe’s Deradicalization Programs
» Dutch Reduce Terror Threat Level for First Time Since 2013
» Paris Commuters Face 300 Miles of Traffic Jams in Fifth Day of French Strikes
» Polish Rightists Defect From Ruling PiS to New Right-Wing Party
» Strike-Hit Finland Appoints World’s Youngest Prime Minister, Moves Further Left
» UK: Boris Warns of Corbyn’s Brexit ‘Great Betrayal’ As He Targets Labour Leavers
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Protesters in Hi-Vis Jackets Glue Themselves to Concrete Blocks Outside Leicester Square Tube Station as They Campaign Against Air Pollution in the Latest of Their ‘12 Days of Crisis’ Stunts
» UK: Ginger Extremist, 40, Jailed Over ISIS Stall Outside Topshop on Oxford Street Posts Inflammatory Photos Captioned ‘Remember the Mujahideen in Your Prayers’ On Facebook Following His Release
» UK: Swinson: Farage Has Made it Much Harder for Lib Dems to Take Tory Seats
 
Middle East
» Turkey Illegally Transfers German Tanks to Jihadists in Syria
 
Russia
» Moscow to Rearm All Arctic Units With S-400s to Create Anti-Missile Dome Over Russian Arctic
» Russia Banned From 2020 Olympics and More Due to Doping
 
Far East
» New ‘Mulan’ Trailer Renews Push for Boycott Over Hong Kong
 
Australia — Pacific
» Accused Aussie Terrorist Who ‘Boasted About Fighting in Syria and Posing With Guns in ISIS Heartland’ Will Face Court in Adelaide After Being Deported From Turkey
» New Zealand: Not the Paradise Americans Think it is
» Wealthy ‘Shoe King of China’ Sells His Luxury Sydney Harbour Mansion for $4 Million Less Than He Bought it for a Year Ago
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Researchers Find Over 40 New Species of Fish in One Lake
 
Latin America
» New Species of Venomous Spider Loxosceles Tenochtitlan Discovered
 
Immigration
» Bosnia: Migrants Clash in the Streets of Bihac
» France: Afghan Migrant Sentenced to Just Two Years for Molesting 5-Year-Old-Girl
» Italy: Military-Aged Migrant Accused of Raping a 17-Year-Old Girl Arrested in Naples
» ‘Mass Immigration Turned Virginia Blue’ Banner Hung Over Bridge in Arlington
» Mayors Ask Trump to Import More Refugees to U.S. For ‘Cultural Diversity’
» Record Number of African Migrants at U.S.-Mexico Border
 
Culture Wars
» 6-Year-Old Children Told to Write Gay Love Letters to Promote Diversity
» Meet the Billionaires Who Are Bankrolling ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ For Your Children
 

Alberta Unemployment Rate for Young Men Hits 20%

Alberta’s unemployment rate, especially for young men has rapidly shot up since April.

According to Statistics Canada, over the last few months, the province has seen the rate of unemployment for young men shoot up from one in ten to one in five. Meaning that roughly 20% of Alberta young men have become jobless, outside of a recession. The gender split between men and women for job loss has largely been due to the drop in the oil and gas sector, an area commonly dominated by men.

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

Paul Volcker, Central Banker Who Defeated Inflation, Dead at 92

Paul A. Volcker, who helped shape American economic policy for more than six decades, and who will forever be etched in the history books for leading the Federal Reserve’s brute-force campaign to subdue inflation in the late 1970s and early ‘80s, has died on Sunday in New York, the NYT reported. He was 92.

Volcker, a literally towering, he was known as “Tall Paul” at 6 foot 7 inches, “taciturn and somewhat rumpled figure”, arrived in Washington as America’s postwar economic hegemony was beginning to crumble. He would devote his professional life to wrestling with the consequences, the NYT writes in its obit of the last US central banker to do the right thing.

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

“Americans Are Tired of Your Impeachment Scam!” — Dem Impeachment Coup Interrupted by Pro-Trump Protester Owen Shroyer (Video) …update: Owen Arrested!

Owen Shroyer confronts Jerry Nadler and treasonous Democrats at scam impeachment hearing: https://t.co/gwHlgxN6G6

— J Owen Shroyer (@allidoisowen) December 9, 2019

Owen Shroyer: “You are committing treason. We voted for Donald Trump. Americans are sick of your impeachment scam.”

Day One Of Infowars Impeachment Coverage. pic.twitter.com/8HWW5Ybtrw

— J Owen Shroyer (@allidoisowen) December 9, 2019

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Biden Blames Staff for Not Flagging Burisma Concerns; Says We Should Just Trust Hunter and Not Investigate

Joe Biden has thrown his former staff under the bus for not informing him of the multiple red flags raisedover his son Hunter’s employment with Ukraine’s Burisma. He also claims he had no idea Hunter was hired to sit on the gas company’s board of directors until after the fact.

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

Busted! Climate Activists Caught Using Forged Docs, Fake News

In Colorado, climate activists tried to trick reporters into releasing false information on two separate occasions.

A couple of days ago, Colorado Public Radio reporter Michael Elizabeth Sakas got an eyebrow-raising press release from the Sunrise Movement, a youth climate-activism group that rose to prominence with sit-ins in politicians’ offices.

Supposedly, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock was going to apologize for the fact that an oil company was one of the sponsors of a sustainability conference he hosted this week.

When Sakas asked for more information, Sunrise shared a statement on what appeared to be the City of Denver letterhead that seemed to back up the claim.

But it was a fake: The Sunrise Movement had written the letter and lied to journalists.

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

Developing: IG Horowitz Report on FISA Abuse Set for 1 PM Et Release

One-O’clock Eastern release here.

Names to focus on for the report out this Monday:

1) Alexander Downer 2) Joseph Mifsud 3) Azra Turk 4) Chris Steele 5) Stefan Halper 6) UK government (Tobias Ellwood)

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— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) December 7, 2019

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Duct-Taped Banana ‘Art’ Vandalized With ‘Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself’ Sign

The infamous art installation which featured a banana duct-taped to a wall has been vandalized with the words ‘Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself.’

As we previously highlighted, the fruit-based exhibit sold for $120,000 at an art fair in Miami, Florida.

It was subsequently eaten by another man who claimed he devoured the banana as a piece of “performance art.”

Now the entire farce took another surreal turn when another individual used lipstick to scrawl the words “Epstien didn’t kill himself” over the canvass where the banana had once been (Epstein’s named was spelled incorrectly).

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

HD Video: Protester Arrested for Accusing Dems of “Treason” Over Impeachment of Trump

Protester Owen Shroyer was arrested on Capitol Hill earlier after he interrupted the impeachment hearings, accusing Democrats of treason for trying to remove Trump.

“Jerry Nadler and the Democrat Party are committing treason against this country! You can kick me out, but he’s the one committing crimes. You are Jerry Nadler,” Shroyer shouted.

“You’re the one committing treason. America’s done with this! America’s sick of the treason committed by the Democrat Party. We’re not going to sit here and watch you run an impeachment scam and remove our vote,” he continued while live streaming the protest.

[Comment: Owen Shroyer is a reporter with InfoWars.]

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

Ilhan Omar Leads Catholic Church in Muslim Prayer

Ilhan Omar recently posted a bizarre video of herself reciting a Muslim prayer in front of the altar of a Catholic Church. Over 20 congressmen attended the event, as did a Muslim interfaith leader…who also has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

ISIS Fanatic Dubbed ‘The Dentist’ Who Hoped to Behead People and Stockpiled Knives and a Pocket Chainsaw in His Bronx Apartment is Jailed for 22 Years as Judge Brands Him a ‘Ticking Time Bomb’

An ISIS fanatic who was dubbed ‘The Dentist’ and hoped to behead people with a pocket chainsaw has been jailed for 22 years after a judge branded him a ‘ticking time bomb’.

Sajmir Alimehmeti, 26, who lived in an apartment in the Bronx, was sentenced by US district judge Paul Englemayer, who listed the terrifying stash of weapons he amassed.

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

NBA Ratings Are Down This Year and the Association Can’t Figure Out Why. Here’s a Theory.

Ratings for NBA games are down across the three major networks that show the games — ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV, and the National Basketball Association isn’t totally sure why. Here’s a theory: China.

Variety reported that viewership for basketball is “down 15% year-to-year overall, according to Nielsen figures.”

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

Never Trumper Rick Wilson Suggests Putting Anti-Vaxxers in “Re-Education Camps”

Neo-Con Republican strategist and Never Trumper Rick Wilson has suggested that anti-vaxxers should be put in re-education camps and have their children taken away.

Yes, really.

Wilson was responding to an NBC News story about how people who question the safety of vaccines are now taking their fight “offline” due to mass censorship by the likes of Facebook and are “harassing doctors and private citizens.”

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

Pensacola Shooting: Mollycoddling the Face of Evil

As should be expected, the government is attempting to stage-manage the shooting at the Pensacola Naval Base. The Pentagon said sailors killed by a Saudi student reportedly angry over the serial murder of Muslims by the US government “showed exceptional heroism and bravery in the face of evil.”

The alleged shooter, Mohammed Alshamrani, shot dead by police, was a Saudi national said to be enrolled in pilot training the Florida naval base. It is the same naval base linked to the supposed 9/11 hijackers.

Sources told ABC News that investigators are working to determine if the shooter was acting out because of religious or ideological reasons or if there was some sort of problem or hostility that developed in the course of the training at Pensacola.

We certainly can’t expect in-depth and omission-free reporting from ABC News and the rest of the state’s propaganda corporate media. It can be said without a doubt Alshamrani had “ideological reasons” for killing Americans. He was a 2nd Lt., an aviation officer in the Saudi military. Although we are told Saudi Arabia is now in the process of modernization, it still clings to its medieval religion, Wahhabism.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Reporter Arrested After Calling Impeachment Hearings a Scam

Exclusive: Owen Shroyer booked in Washington, D.C., won’t be released until end of day at earliest.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Reports: Saudi Shooter Got Gun Legally

Obtained a license and bought weapon from local dealer

Multiple reports are indicating that the Saudi student who shot up the Naval Air Station in Pensacola Friday morning, killing three and wounding more acquired the weapon he used legally from a local dealer.

Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a second lieutenant in the Saudi Air Force who was in the US as an aviation student, was able to buy a gun despite the fact that “nonimmigrant aliens” are not permitted to do so, according to NBC News.

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

The Anti-Trump Resistance is Really Against the Deplorables

They hate that our vision of what America should be, what the Founders’ designed it to be, is contrary to what they thought was within their reach in the halcyon days of Obama.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Democrat Party: An Existential Threat to the US Constitution and the USA

There have never been such times as these in the United States of America. We the People are facing not only the growing insanity of a, seemingly, never ending search by the Socialist Democrat Party for even more deliberately inane items of political correctness but, now they are besieging us with new attempts to weaken and destroy the US presidency and the Constitution itself.

The greatest existential threat to our nation is coming not from China or Russia…but from the Democrat Party which has now turned blatantly, irrevocably and in-our-faces tyrannically Socialist.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The IG Report is a Huge Blow to the FBI’s Credibility. Why is it Being Treated Like Vindication?

The Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General released its highly anticipated report on the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s Russia connection on Monday.

Make no mistake: The report chronicles serious wrongdoing with respect to the FBI’s surveillance of Trump campaign advisor Carter Page, and is ultimately a damning indictment of the the nation’s top law enforcement agency. All Americans should have serious concerns about the FBI’s respect for constitutional principles, ability to carefully evaluate conflicting information, and its competency in general.

Many in the media have focused on the fact that the IG report failed to turn up any evidence that the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s possible connections to Russia was politically motivated. The Washington Post‘s key takeaway was that the report amounted to a “triple rebuke” of the president and his allies. CNN’s article lead with “conspiracy theories debunked” and called the Russia probe “legal and unbiased,” before conceding “serious mistakes” that the network predominantly attributed to a “low level FBI lawyer.” In general, the Trump-critical mainstream media has treated the faltering of the most fervent pro-Trump partisans’ conspiracy theory about a deep state coup as some kind of full acquittal of the FBI. It’s not. The IG report is a chronicle of massive government wrongdoing.

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

Trump Boasts About Getting NATO Countries to Contribute $530 Billion More and US Less … And Fake News Mocked Him

America has never had such a dishonest and hate-filled mainstream media as it does today.

As Sean Hannity says, “The media is dead.”

And, sadly, even many of the FOX News personalities have become intolerant Trump-bashers.

On Sunday President Trump pointed out how he was alone able to increase NATO contributions by $530 billion. And he also pointed out how the unhinged and hateful media mocked him when he returned from the London meetings.

According to Tony Shaffer at Townhall — At the latest NATO summit in London this month, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that the alliance is “making real progress” on burden-sharing, pointing out that Canada and the European allies have invested an additional $130 billion on defense since 2016, with the goal of increasing their defense spending by a combined $400 billion by 2024.

I got NATO countries to pay 530 Billion Dollars a year more, and the U.S. less, and came home to a Fake News Media that mocked me. Didn’t think that was possible!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2019

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Watch: Antifa Attacks Journalist and Right-Wing Group in Washington State

Antifa militants attacked a citizen journalist and chased members of a conservative group in Olympia, Washington on Saturday after a rumoured neo-Nazi rally failed to materialize.

A video recorded by Haley Adams, a leader of Portland’s Liberation, a right-wing Portland group, shows an aggressive mob of masked antifa militants advancing on and threatening them.

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

XR Climate Activists Block D.C. Traffic, Shout ‘We Trust Bill Nye’

Climate change activists blocked traffic in Washington, D.C. Friday while chanting slogans expressing support for comedian Bill Nye “The Science Guy,” who regularly says the Earth is on the cusp of extinction.

Shut Down D.C planned to surround the World Bank in an effort to pester the financial institution into divesting itself of fossil fuel products. The demonstration coincides with a weekly rally led by 1960s actress Jane Fonda.

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

Don Cherry’s Debut Podcast Beat Joe Rogan in Canada

“You people” were supposed to be Cherry’s last words but they weren’t.

Once again, cancel culture missed the mark.

Mainstream media still hasn’t gotten the memo that podcasting will eventually be their demise. If you got fired for something you said on a network twenty years ago you were pretty much out of options for reaching the public on a mass scale after that.

Twenty years ago, people weren’t getting fired for misspeaking or a controversial opinion so it wasn’t a big issue. These days, everybody on a network starts out on thin ice and there they stay. What is interesting, however, is that as the networks continue to tighten up their leashes the technology for an open and honest dialogue is expanding. Anybody can start a professional sounding podcast for no more than a couple hundred dollars. It’s a one time fee and you’re set for life.

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

Justin Trudeau “Mr. Dress-Up” Colouring Book for Sale on Amazon

The items available on Amazon get weirder every year.

You can now purchase a Justin Trudeau Mr. Dress-Up colouring book from the online platform, and join in the PM’s famous and sometimes disastrously controversial love for costumes.

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

Walmart Canada Apologizes for Cocaine-Snorting Santa Sweater

Christmas normally is a time for family, gifts and Santa. In the case of this Walmart sweater, it apparently is also for cocaine.

According to Global News, Walmart has officially apologized after it became public that it was selling a sweater featuring the image of Santa with multiple lines of cocaine.

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

2019 ‘Breakthrough’ In Hungary-US Relations, Says Fidesz MP Németh

A breakthrough in Hungary-US relations took place this year, Zsolt Németh, the (Fidesz) chairman of parliament’s foreign affairs committee, said on Saturday.

“Political dialogue is again worthy of our historical, cultural and allied relations,” he told MTI by phone.

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

Britons Identify More by Leave or Remain Than Political Party: Study

Britons’ political identities are more strongly aligned along their positions on Brexit than by political affiliation, according to research by King’s College London.

Researchers at KCL’s Policy Institute found that 55 per cent of those surveyed say they “very strongly” identify with their position on the UK leaving the EU — up from 44 per cent last year. That proportion is more than twice those who say they very strongly identify with their political party (22 per cent).

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

‘Deadly Delusions’: Europe’s Deradicalization Programs

It was a tragedy of good intentions. “Jack Merritt died in the London Bridge attack. Don’t forget what he stood for”, Emma Goldberg wrote in The New York Times. Merritt was one of the two victims of Usman Khan, an Islamic terrorist who struck on London Bridge on November 29. The other victim was Saskia Jones, a student at the conference targeted by the jihadist. They both dreamed of working to save and protect their murderer.

London had been hosting the fifth anniversary of Learning Together, an event in which ex-prisoners, staff members, students and criminology experts came from all over the country to celebrate the success of their initiative to deradicalize jihadists. Khan had been present as a model of the recovery program. In 2012, Khan was sentenced to prison for plotting to blow up first the London Stock Exchange, then London’s Mayor at the time, Boris Johnson, and then the London Eye ferris wheel. According to the Daily Telegraph, Learning Together used Khan as a “case study” on how reintegration programs in society work. He had even written a poem and a note of thanks to the organizers, on a computer made available to him by his tutors.

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

Dutch Reduce Terror Threat Level for First Time Since 2013

The Dutch national anti-terrorism agency (NCTV) reduced on Monday the threat of a terror attack in the Netherlands for the first time since 2013, Reuters writes. “We still see jihadist attacks in the West every now and then”, the NCTV said. “But the situation is incomparable to the 2015-2017 period, when we saw dozens of attacks in Europe every year,” they added.

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

Paris Commuters Face 300 Miles of Traffic Jams in Fifth Day of French Strikes

French commuters experienced a chaotic journey getting to work on Monday as public sector workers entered a fifth consecutive day of nationwide strikes.

The traffic lines totaled more than 500 kilometers (310 miles) getting into the French capital Monday morning, twice as long as the usual number; the Parisian metro had only 2 out of 16 lines fully working, and the national railway company also warned against severe disruptions in the suburbs of Paris.

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

Polish Rightists Defect From Ruling PiS to New Right-Wing Party

A new poll has revealed that Polish rightists are beginning to defect from the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) to Confederation, a new right-wing party that only entered parliament for the first time in October.

The poll, carried out by Kantar for Platforma Obywatelska, showed support for the Law and Justice party (PiS), Poland’s ruling national-conservative party, has dropped by nearly 8 percentage points. At the same time, Confederation, a party which only entered parliament for the first time in October, increased its share of the vote by 5.4 percentage points.

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

Strike-Hit Finland Appoints World’s Youngest Prime Minister, Moves Further Left

Sanna Marin of Finland’s left-wing Social Democratic Party is to be the next Prime Minister of the sparsely populated Nordic nation of Finland, and will be the youngest serving head of government worldwide.

The elevation to Prime Minister is the culmination of Marin’s swift rise in Finnish politics, with the 34-year-old going from local mayor, to member of parliament, to transport minister, to government leader in less than a decade.

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

UK: Boris Warns of Corbyn’s Brexit ‘Great Betrayal’ As He Targets Labour Leavers

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tour Labour Leave heartlands to woo traditionally left-wing voters, urging them to stop Jeremy Corbyn’s “great betrayal” of Brexit.

The prime minister is set to tour England and Wales in the last three days before the December 12th election and will target Labour Leavers in the North East, East Anglia, North Wales, and West Yorkshire.

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

UK: Extinction Rebellion Protesters in Hi-Vis Jackets Glue Themselves to Concrete Blocks Outside Leicester Square Tube Station as They Campaign Against Air Pollution in the Latest of Their ‘12 Days of Crisis’ Stunts

Extinction Rebellion protesters in hi-vis jackets glued themselves to concrete blocks outside Leicester Square tube station to campaign against air pollution this morning.

It is the latest demonstration as part of the climate change group’s ‘12 Days of Crisis’ which is due to run until the day before polling on December 11.

As part of its latest stunt, a number of activists dressed in gas masks, hard hats and hi-viz jackets have glued themselves to yellow concrete blocks, on Cranbourne Street, in central London.

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

UK: Ginger Extremist, 40, Jailed Over ISIS Stall Outside Topshop on Oxford Street Posts Inflammatory Photos Captioned ‘Remember the Mujahideen in Your Prayers’ On Facebook Following His Release

A ginger-bearded extremist who was jailed for setting up a stall in Oxford Street to drum up support for ISIS is still posting inflammatory messages online after being let out.

Ibrahim Anderson, 40, who is a follower of hate preacher Anjem Choudary, was jailed for three years in 2016 after setting up the stall outside Topshop in 2014.

But Anderson, who was caught after outraged Muslim sisters challenged him, showed his Facebook followers an image of an AK-47 assault rifle placed in front of a prayer mat after being released from prison.

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

UK: Swinson: Farage Has Made it Much Harder for Lib Dems to Take Tory Seats

Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson has admitted that Nigel Farage’s decision to stand down Brexit Party candidates in hundreds of seats held by Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party may stop her from taking Tory seats.

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

Turkey Illegally Transfers German Tanks to Jihadists in Syria

Recep Erdogan’s Turkish government has transferred German-made Leopard 2 tanks to a Turkish-backed “rebel group” fighting in northeastern Syria, violating the end-user terms of the sales agreement and German law regarding arms exports.

The Turkish military has transferred an unknown number of Leopard 2 tanks to the Syrian National Army (SNA), a rebel group composed of radical Islamists who have been accused of committing multiple war crimes, Bild reports.

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

Moscow to Rearm All Arctic Units With S-400s to Create Anti-Missile Dome Over Russian Arctic

All anti-aircraft regiment of Russia’s Northern Fleet will be equipped with state-of-the-art S-400 air defense systems in the next few years to create an anti-missile dome able to thwart any enemy incursion, the Russian Navy said.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Russia Banned From 2020 Olympics and More Due to Doping

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has banned Russia from international competitions including both the World Cup and the Olympics for a period of four years.

While banned from places like the Olympics, Russia still is able to compete in next year’s European football championships.

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

New ‘Mulan’ Trailer Renews Push for Boycott Over Hong Kong

Disney’s newest trailer for “Mulan” renewed a push for a boycott of the film over the lead actress’ expression of support for Hong Kong police when it dropped Thursday.

Backlash against actress Crystal Liu, also known as Liu Yifei, began in August after she took to social media to voice her support for Hong Kong police.

“She was brought up in U.S. If U.S. can’t educate 1 lady from China to respect #Democracy, #Freedom, #HumanRights, its [sic] too much a burden the whole world expected #HongKong to shoulder when we were handed over to [the Communist Party of China],” wrote Craig Choy, an advisory board member of the Hong Kong Democracy Council based in Washington, D.C.

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

Accused Aussie Terrorist Who ‘Boasted About Fighting in Syria and Posing With Guns in ISIS Heartland’ Will Face Court in Adelaide After Being Deported From Turkey

An accused terror fighter deported from Turkey will face court in Queensland after an extradition hearing in Adelaide.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

New Zealand: Not the Paradise Americans Think it is

In New Zealand, as well as in Australia, we do not have the comprehensive search and seizure protections Americans are granted by their Fourth Amendment. What results is that the New Zealand police regularly deploy roadblocks — euphemistically called “checkpoints” — which infringe on you being able to go about your daily driving business unmolested by the state.

At all of these roadblocks, the intention of the police is to find ways to either drag you away in handcuffs (failed drug tests or carrying contraband) or shank your bank account (fines for expired warrants of fitness, expired registrations, etc.) in order to help the government compensate for their — by global police standards — very high salaries.

In the United States, Americans enjoy the great privilege of being able to go out for a drive at any time without “your papers, please” moments such as these. Additionally, American police can (legally) pull you over only if they have probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed.

Elsewhere in New Zealand — thanks to the Christchurch massacre — freedom of speech and gun privileges are circling the toilet. And yes, Americans will be horrified to know that we do indeed have a 1984-style “chief censor” who determines what’s naughty or nice to watch, read, andn listen to. This New Zealand equivalent of the “Ministry of Truth” blocked access to one of my favorite websites, ZeroHedge, among others earlier this year.

Americans who are looking for a haven from clown world politics and anti—white male browbeating will be disappointed with their choice of New Zealand. The exact same leftist lunacy that permeates the United States is all here, too.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Wealthy ‘Shoe King of China’ Sells His Luxury Sydney Harbour Mansion for $4 Million Less Than He Bought it for a Year Ago

The home in Mosman was bought for $20 million in October by 37-year-old Ying Yu- director of Dynasty Investment, which has ties to resort developments in South East Asia.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Researchers Find Over 40 New Species of Fish in One Lake

There are over 34,000 recognized species of fish around the world, and they inhabit a wide range of watery habitats.

While this number may already seem high, researchers keep on finding more new varieties of fish, some of which may be evolving continuously.

Most recently, a team of investigators from institutions across the globe — led by evolutionary biologist Joana Meier, Ph.D., from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom — discovered dozens of new species of predatory, freshwater fish.

In a study paper published in , Meier and colleagues say that the body of water they focused on — Lake Mweru, which lies at the border between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo — houses “a spectacular diversity” of fish, most of which zoologists had never encountered before.

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New Species of Venomous Spider Loxosceles Tenochtitlan Discovered

A new species of venomous spider, with a bite that can rot human flesh and which lives in household furniture, has been discovered.

The new species was discovered by scientists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), who have given it the name “Loxosceles tenochtitlan”.

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Bosnia: Migrants Clash in the Streets of Bihac

Illegally migrants clashed violently with one another on the streets of Bihac, Bosnia earlier this week, with one group attacking another with knives and a gun.

Two migrants wielding knives and another with a gun are said to have attacked a group of three, robbing them of money and cigarettes, Croatian news outlet Cazin reports.

Witnesses say that the migrant with the gun ended up firing it twice, but apparently, due to poor language skills, they were unable to describe the attackers in greater detail.

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France: Afghan Migrant Sentenced to Just Two Years for Molesting 5-Year-Old-Girl

An Afghan migrant who sexually molested a 5-year-old girl in France received a sentence of just two years in jail.

27-year-old Ayub Miakhel was convicted of sexual assault for attacking the child during an incident last year in Normandy.

The mother and her child were sleeping on the floor of the migrant’s apartment but she awoke to find her daughter no longer by her side and instead in Miakhel’s bed.

The child told her mother Miakhel had tried to make her fondle his genitalia, which he referred to as his “hard sausage,” and had touched her inappropriately.

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Italy: Military-Aged Migrant Accused of Raping a 17-Year-Old Girl Arrested in Naples

A military-aged migrant has been arrested in the city of Giugliano near Naples on charges of kidnapping, stalking, and raping a 17-year-old girl.

The suspect, a 30-year-old non-EU citizen who resides in Casandrino, was arrested police in Giugliano earlier this week following an ongoing investigation which began in early October, Il Mattino reports.

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‘Mass Immigration Turned Virginia Blue’ Banner Hung Over Bridge in Arlington

A banner warning “mass immigration turned Virginia blue” was hung over Key Bridge in Arlington, Virginia by conservative activists.

The banner was reportedly hung by self-identified ‘America First’ activists, sometimes known as ‘Groypers’.

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Mayors Ask Trump to Import More Refugees to U.S. For ‘Cultural Diversity’

In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last month, about 88 mayors — from Denver, Colorado to Columbia, South Carolina — urged Trump to end his latest executive order.

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Record Number of African Migrants at U.S.-Mexico Border

The number of African migrants heading to the U.S. through Mexico has more than doubled this year — from roughly 2,700 in 2018 to 5,800 today, according to data from the federal government.

That figure has been steadily rising since 2007 — the year the Mexican government began including migrants from African countries who have contact with immigration officials in their annual migration reports — when the number was 460.

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6-Year-Old Children Told to Write Gay Love Letters to Promote Diversity

A video posted by the BBC shows 6-year-old primary school children being told to write gay love letters to promote diversity.

The clip features kids from Bewsey Lodge Primary School imagining themselves in the role of Prince Henry, who wants to profess his love for and gay marry his man servant ‘Thomas’.

“This school teaches children about LGBT relationships from an early age,” explains the BBC, “This class of 6 year olds is learning about gay marriage…all ages take part in LGBT lessons.”

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Meet the Billionaires Who Are Bankrolling ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ For Your Children

While the American Library Association is actively providing institutional support for the Drag Queen Story Hour programs, the tremendous funding it enjoys comes from a handful of very powerful jewish activists and charities:

Drag Queen Story Time as a Concept was created by a Jewish lesbian named Michelle Tea (Tomasik) and RADAR Productions of San Francisco. RADAR productions is a Bay Area production company whose mission statement reads “RADAR is a Bay Area queer literary arts organization creating and supporting a community of queer artists through commissioning, developing and presenting ground-breaking literary work”.

RADAR Productions is also instrumental in disseminating the program throughout the country.

RADAR is funded by a number of organizations, including The California Arts Council, The San Francisco Public Libraries, The Horizons Foundation, and notably The Walter and Elise Haas Foundation, and The Zellerbach Foundation.

The Walter and Elise Haas Foundation is a Bay Area “philanthropy” founded by Walter Haas. Walter Haas is the son of Jewish Bavarian immigrants, who married Elise Stern, daughter and niece of the founders of Levi Strauss Jeans. Haas is best known for being the President of Levi Strauss from 1928-1955, he is credited with saving and growing the brand. The Walter and Elise Haas Foundation focuses their energy and capital on 5 areas, according to their website, The Arts, Economic Security, Education, Jewish Life, and Net Safety. The site prominently features articles like “How the World Should Be: Jews, Social Justice and GLIDE” by Rabbi Michael Lezak.

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11 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/9/2019

  1. “6-Year-Old Children Told to Write Gay Love Letters to Promote Diversity” Wasn’t something like this on South Park once? I don’t really follow the show, but some of the jokes are priceless.

  2. “Researchers Find Over 40 New Species of Fish in One Lake”
    “Yet this is not as straightforward as it may seem. Members of different species do not typically choose to mate with each other. For interspecies breeding to occur, certain special conditions must be in place, and the females are key in this equation.”
    Oh this is rich! Looks like humans aren’t that different from fish!

  3. Exstinction Rebellion supporters do not have this nations ear, in repect to their dangerous and stupid unthought through behaviour. They would serve their cause better if they undertook similar activities agains China, or India or North Korea, who have no intention of reducing their reliance on fossil fuels. Irrespective however, the aim of this high dudgeon, idiotic example in Leiceter Square and as said, does their cause, whatever their cause is, no good at all.

  4. https://112.ua/mir/v-polshe-ukrainec-islamist-planiroval-planiroval-terakt-vozle-torgovogo-centra-518091.html
    In Poland, a Ukrainian Islamist planned an attack near a shopping center
    According to intelligence agencies, Maxim S. converted to Islam two months ago and changed his name to Mohammed. He met with several people who could help him implement the plan, collected various substances, searched the Internet for content related to the manufacture of explosive devices.
    He was also going to buy a car that could be used for a terrorist attack.

    While in Warsaw, the man worked closely with foreigners, representing a radical approach to Islam. He maintained contacts with immigrants from Tajikistan, as well as citizens of the Russian Federation of Chechen nationality.

    The Ukrainian was detained on December 4, and was temporarily arrested on December 6. He faces up to 5 years in prison.

  5. In one Russian city in a pet store they offer halal food for dogs ….
    https://vk.com/wall-93812750_2250

    FRIENDS, we start New Year DISCOUNTS 30%
    Manage to buy sweets for your pets at a bargain price
      PRODUCT OF THE DAY
      Goose head (halal) – 90 r / kg. according to the ACTION 63 r / kg.
    HALAL, MANUAL STANDING

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