Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/13/2020

A man went on a stabbing rampage in Colorado Springs in the early hours of this morning, wounding eight people. The victims had apparently been chosen at random. Police have arrested a suspect, but have not released any information about him except that he is a white male.

In other news, a news anchor on Iranian state TV resigned, and apologized for lying to the Iranian public for thirteen years.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

Thanks to Dean, JF, Reader from Chicago, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Moody’s Upholds Poland’s GDP Growth Forecast at 3.7 Pct in 2020
» Stocks Hit New Highs After U.S. Removes China’s Currency Manipulator Label
 
USA
» 8 Stabbed in Colorado Springs in Early-Morning Spree, Police Say
» Alaskan Aerial Survey Found Most (Healthy) Polar Bears Since 2012
» Anti-Semitic Killers Had Bomb Capable of Killing ‘Five Football Fields Away’
» Astros’ Jeff Luhnow, AJ Hinch Fired for Sign Stealing
» Cory Booker Suspends 2020 Presidential Campaign
» Gun Bills Get Closer to Becoming Law in Virginia
» Rapper Cardi B Wants to Run for Congress
» Reports: Harry and Meghan Want to Move to LA — Once Trump is Out of Office
» State Elections Commission Held in Contempt of Court for Not Purging Voter Rolls
» UK Bookies Offering 50/1 for Trump to Win a Third Term
» Warren Says Sanders ‘Disagreed’ With Her Belief a Woman Could Win the White House Race
» Watch: Prince Harry Pitches Disney Head to Give Meghan Markle Work
 
Canada
» Don Cherry’s Name Removed From Charity Game
» Saskatchewan Government Challenging New Proposed Gun Laws
» Will Canada Foot the Security Bill for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?
 
Europe and the EU
» Emeritus Pope Benedict: Celibacy for Priests is ‘Essential’
» Germany: Video: Muslims Attack Transgender for Harassing Woman Wearing Hijab
» Greta to Lecture World Leaders at Davos About Ending Fossil Fuels
» If Britain Unites, It Will be Renewed: Previously Unpublished Roger Scruton Interview on Brexit, Migrant Crisis
» Millionaire Bodybuilder to be New Malta Prime Minister
» UK: ‘Absolute Farce!’ Farage’s Fury as EU Orders Union Flag be Removed From Brexit Party Desks
» UK: Extinction Rebellion to Carry Out ‘Longest Shutdown So Far’ In Cambridge
» UK: Military Losing Respect for Prince Harry, ‘Disgusted at Disrespect to Queen’
» UK: Queen’s Statement Gives Blessing to Harry and Meghan’s ‘New Life’ — But Omits Their Titles
» UK: WikiLeaks Founder Assange Needs More Time to Speak to Lawyer, Court Told
» Vatican Underscores Continuity Between Popes Francis and Benedict
 
Middle East
» “Iran Must Begin Acting Like a Normal Nation, “ Says Totally Normal Nation
» Honduran Cardinal Condemns U.S.-Iran Conflict
» Iran’s State News Anchor Resigns
» Trudeau Blames ‘Escalation’ In Iran for Deaths of Canadians
» Video: Iranian Protesters Refuse to Walk on US, Israel Flags
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Bishops of Central African Republic Call for ‘Free and Transparent Elections’
 
Immigration
» 7 in 10 Britons Worried About Effect of Immigration on Population Growth
» Majority of Britons Reject Amnesty for Illegal Aliens
» Migrants Accused of ‘Slow and Painful’ Killing of 350 Sheep on English Farms
» Texas Bishops Oppose Governor’s Curb on Refugee Settlement
 
Culture Wars
» Australia: Student Demonized for Protesting Against ‘Drag Queen Storytime’ Commits Suicide
» Breaking: Jessica Yaniv Appears in Court, Confronts Post Millennial Reporter
» Fishy Findings: 100% Replication Failures
» Watch: Jessica Yaniv Assaults Journalist Outside of Court
 

Moody’s Upholds Poland’s GDP Growth Forecast at 3.7 Pct in 2020

The Polish economy will grow by 3.7 percent in 2020 and by 3.6 percent in 2021, the ratings agency Moody’s said in a report on Monday.

The agency has not provided a rationale for its forecasts.

In October, Moody’s also said Poland’s GDP will expand by 3.7 percent in 2020. The 2021 forecast was released for the first time on Monday.

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

Stocks Hit New Highs After U.S. Removes China’s Currency Manipulator Label

Topline: With the signing of the phase one trade deal mere days away, the U.S. said that it would remove China from a list of countries that it considers as currency manipulators, helping boost optimism on Wall Street and sending the stock market to yet another record high on Monday.

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

8 Stabbed in Colorado Springs in Early-Morning Spree, Police Say

Police have a man in custody after it’s believed he went on an early-morning stabbing spree in downtown Colorado Springs on Monday.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Alaskan Aerial Survey Found Most (Healthy) Polar Bears Since 2012

This aerial shot of six fat polar bears lolling around on a sandy beach on the coast of the Southern Beaufort Sea, Alaska, was taken by NOAA employees in July 2019.

It exemplifies the reality that bears in this subpopulation are currently abundant and healthy, negating the suggestion that numbers have continued to drop since 2006 because bears are starving.

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

Anti-Semitic Killers Had Bomb Capable of Killing ‘Five Football Fields Away’

The head of the New Jersey FBI has confirmed that the bomb found in the van of the two alleged domestic terrorists had the potential to kill or seriously injure people “up to five football fields away.”

The FBI head, who is also a New Jersey attorney, also confirmed that there was substantial material in the vehicle that could have been used to make a second bomb.

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

Astros’ Jeff Luhnow, AJ Hinch Fired for Sign Stealing

Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch were fired by owner Jim Crane on Monday after Major League Baseball’s announcement of discipline following the sign-stealing scandal.

A league investigation confirmed the Astros had cheated by using a camera-based sign-stealing system during the regular season and playoffs of their World Series-winning 2017 season and during part of the 2018 regular season.

Luhnow and Hinch were suspended for the 2020 season, but Crane said the team wanted to go beyond that ruling.

“Neither one of them started this, but neither one of them did anything about it,” Crane said.

He added: “We need to move forward with a clean slate.”

Crane said that he did not think the Astros’ World Series title in 2017 was “tainted.”

As part of the league’s penalty, the Astros will also lose first— and second-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021, and the organization was fined a record $5 million. MLB said in its statement that if Luhnow or Hinch “engage in any future material violations” of MLB rules, they will be placed on the league’s permanently ineligible list.

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

Cory Booker Suspends 2020 Presidential Campaign

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker on Monday suspended his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination after struggling since the start to break into the top tier and failing to make the cut for the upcoming debate.

“It’s with a full heart that I share this news — I’ve made the decision to suspend my campaign for president,” Booker said in an email to supporters.

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

Gun Bills Get Closer to Becoming Law in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ7) — In Richmond Monday, a number of high-profile pieces of gun legislation took a step toward becoming law.

Extreme risk protective orders, universal background checks, and limiting handgun purchases to one a month all got the go-ahead from the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Pro— and anti-gun groups packed the hearing room.

The bills were advanced on a largely party-line basis, with Democrats arguing the new laws are urgently needed, and Republicans saying the bills are being moved forward too quickly

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

Rapper Cardi B Wants to Run for Congress

Rapper Cardi B mentioned that she wanted to move to Nigeria and get her citizenship there after tensions arose in Iran. But she seems to have changed her mind and is talking about possibly running for U.S. congress.

She tweeted “Picking my tribe” on January 3, referring to her plans to move to Nigeria. The rapper was angry with Trump after the killing of Iranian commander, Qassem Soleimani.

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

Reports: Harry and Meghan Want to Move to LA — Once Trump is Out of Office

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are reportedly planning a move to Los Angeles, California — once President Donald Trump is out of the White House.

The British royal and the American former actress caused consternation in the United Kingdom by announcing, reportedly without giving the Queen or other senior royals more than a few minutes’ notice, that they will be walking away from many of their public duties in order to make money as something of a celebrity “power couple”.

Part of the change was to involve a move to “North America”, according to their announcent. This was initially interpreted as a reference to Canada, where Elizabeth II is still Queen and Harry still a senior royal, as Meghan has already travelled there with the couple’s son.

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

State Elections Commission Held in Contempt of Court for Not Purging Voter Rolls

PORT WASHINGTON (WKOW) — An Ozaukee County judge held the Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt of court Monday for not immediately removing 230,000 names from the state’s voter rolls.

“I can not be any clearer on this,” the judge said. “They need to follow my order.”

The Wisconsin Elections Commission said in a statement to WKOW that it is scheduled to meet tomorrow to discuss the issue and declined to comment further.

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

UK Bookies Offering 50/1 for Trump to Win a Third Term

UK betting firm Ladbrokes is offering odds of 50/1 for Donald Trump to win a third term in office.

The bookmakers are offering the bet for Trump “to be sitting president on Feb 1st 2025 in 3rd term.” Trump is also at 10/1 to the the Republican nominee in 2024.

Under the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, presidents are limited to serving a maximum of two terms as president, meaning the prospect of Trump winning a term is almost impossible.

However, Trump has joked about such an outcome on more than one occasion.

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

Warren Says Sanders ‘Disagreed’ With Her Belief a Woman Could Win the White House Race

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., ramped up the tension with fellow progressive presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Monday night, saying she “thought a woman could win” the White House race, but he “disagreed.”

Warren’s statement followed a CNN report citing four accounts of a December 2018 meeting between Warren and Sanders, the two progressive rivals in the primary contest, claiming Sanders told Warren he did not believe a women could win the race. Sanders denied the report.

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

Watch: Prince Harry Pitches Disney Head to Give Meghan Markle Work

In the wake of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announcing they were going to break away from their Royal duties and become “financially independent” of the Royal family, video has surfaced of Prince Harry pitching Disney executive Bob Iger his wife’s voice for animation productions, which was first released by TMZ on Sunday.

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

Don Cherry’s Name Removed From Charity Game

Don Cherry’s name has been taken off of the Western Hockey League’s “Suits up” fundraising project. On Friday night the Edmonton Oil Kings held an event that has previously been advertised with his name.

For the two previous seasons, the event was called “Suits Up with Don Cherry to Promote Organ Donation.”

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

Saskatchewan Government Challenging New Proposed Gun Laws

The Saskatchewan government wants the federal Liberals to rethink their recent gun control measures. The controversial new measures would give cities the power to enact local bans on handguns and also outlaw certain semi-automatic rifles.

Ottawa has the final say on firearms and the changes were promised in an election campaign. But Don Morgan, the justice minister of Saskatchewan, thinks that there are other effective ways to fight gun crime.

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

Will Canada Foot the Security Bill for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?

Finance Minister Bill Morneau has stated that the federal government has not yet decided whether or not the Trudeau government would foot the bill for security costs of Price Harry and Meghan Markle living in Canada.

According to a report from the Evening Standard, though, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has already informed the Queen that Canada would take on the costs involved in ensuring the pair are safe as they live in the country part-time.

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

Emeritus Pope Benedict: Celibacy for Priests is ‘Essential’

ROME — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has published a book with Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah emphasizing the importance of priestly celibacy while resisting a push for the ordination of married men originating from the recent Vatican synod on the Amazon region.

The book, titled From the Depths of Our Hearts, will be released in several languages on Wednesday and in English in February, but the French daily Le Figaro published some advance passages from the work on Sunday, offering an idea of the book’s tone and content.

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

Germany: Video: Muslims Attack Transgender for Harassing Woman Wearing Hijab

A video out of Berlin shows a group of Muslim men attacking a transgender person in a dress in response to a woman wearing a hijab being harassed.

The clip shows a man in a dress screaming at the Muslim woman before attempting to grab her hijab.

He is then approached by a Muslim man and more men who arrive shortly afterwards. The transgender receives several punches to the face before attempting to leave.

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

Greta to Lecture World Leaders at Davos About Ending Fossil Fuels

Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg plans to join other youth at the World Economic Forum later this month in Davos, Switzerland, where they will admonish world leaders for providing subsidies to the oil and gas industry, which is responsible, in part, for advancing civilization by providing abundant and affordable energy.

The World Economic Forum website posted a commentary written by Thunberg and other youth activists and publishedin the Guardian.

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

If Britain Unites, It Will be Renewed: Previously Unpublished Roger Scruton Interview on Brexit, Migrant Crisis

Previously unpublished responses by conservative philosopher Sir Roger Scruton to questions asked in 2016 demonstrate his prescience on the Brexit vote, the future of Europe, and the migrant crisis.

Sir Roger Scruton, the globally respected philosopher, writer, and conservative activist, has passed away from the cancer he was diagnosed with in 2019. I had the occasion to exchange questions with Sir Roger in 2016, the week before Britain voted to leave the European Union — and while the decision by Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel to unilaterally open the gates of Europe, creating the migrant crisis, was still fresh in the minds of many.

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

Millionaire Bodybuilder to be New Malta Prime Minister

Robert Abela, a 42-year old millionaire lawyer and former bodybuilder is to become Malta’s new prime minister, replacing Jospeh Muscat, after a vote by the ruling Labour Party amid a political crisis over the 2017 murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Abela was Muscat’s legal advisor and confidante, prompting reformists to question his trustworthiness in completing the murder investigation. He beat another candidate, Chris Fearne, who had promised a clean-up.

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

UK: ‘Absolute Farce!’ Farage’s Fury as EU Orders Union Flag be Removed From Brexit Party Desks

NIGEL FARAGE has expressed his outrage at the EU demanding Brexit Party MEPs remove Union flags from their desks

The Brexiteer launched a furious tirade on Twitter at the demand that came while at European Parliament in Brussels. He said: “We have just had our Union Jack flags removed from our desks in the European Parliament, by order of the President. “National symbols are now banned.

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

UK: Extinction Rebellion to Carry Out ‘Longest Shutdown So Far’ In Cambridge

Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters will shut down a busy Cambridge petrol station for an entire day this weekend, setting up a pop-up art exhibition in its place.

The group will set up at the BP garage on Elizabeth Way on Saturday February 16, in the longest shutdown they’ve carried out so far.

XR Cambridge has organised demonstrations at the garage a number of times in the past, including last year’s ‘one man protest’ that led to the trial of a Cambridge academic.

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

UK: Military Losing Respect for Prince Harry, ‘Disgusted at Disrespect to Queen’

Current and former members of Britain’s Armed Forces are losing respect for Prince Harry, an Afghanistan veteran, as he abandons his public duties in order to pursue money-making opportunities with wife Meghan.

Harry, younger son of heir apparent Prince Charles and sixth in line to the throne after brother William and his children, had been popular with the Armed Forces community, having served on the frontline in Afghanistan and done a great deal of charitable work for veterans, such as the Invictus Games.

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

UK: Queen’s Statement Gives Blessing to Harry and Meghan’s ‘New Life’ — But Omits Their Titles

The Queen has issued a statement following the royal summit on the future of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, indicating that the troublesome couple are getting their way on their “new life”.

“Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family,” the statement begins.

“My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family,” she continued, in reference to the couple’s announcement — reportedly issued without giving the 93-year-old monarch or other senior royals any real notice — that they would be abandoning much of their public duties in order to pursue money-making ventures.

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

UK: WikiLeaks Founder Assange Needs More Time to Speak to Lawyer, Court Told

LONDON (Reuters) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is not getting the time he needs with his legal team to discuss his fight against extradition to the United States, causing delays to the case, his lawyer told a British court on Monday.

After skipping bail in Britain, Assange spent seven years holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London before he was dragged out by police in April last year.

He is being held in a British jail pending the U.S. extradition case, having served a sentence for skipping bail.

The United States wants him extradited to face 18 charges including conspiring to hack government computers and violating an espionage law. He could spend decades in prison if convicted.

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

Vatican Underscores Continuity Between Popes Francis and Benedict

ROME — The Vatican rushed to point out the continuity in teaching on priestly celibacy between emeritus Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, amidst a flurry of media reports suggesting the contrary.

Vatican News published an editorial describing the publication of a new book on priestly celibacy coauthored by the emeritus pope and Vatican Cardinal Robert Sarah as “a contribution on priestly celibacy in filial obedience to the Pope.”

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

“Iran Must Begin Acting Like a Normal Nation, “ Says Totally Normal Nation

The government which runs a globe-spanning empire led by a reality TV host keeps talking about the lack of normality in the nation of Iran.

“What we want all countries to join in,” said State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus in a recent Fox News interview, “is to help us not only to de-escalate any tensions with Iran, but to help us bring Iran to a place where they are ready to stop their terrorist and malign behavior, and where they are ready to discuss with the United States, with Europe, with everyone, about how they can change their behavior to act like a normal nation.”

“We want Iran to simply behave like a normal nation,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a press statement the other day. “We believe that the sanctions we imposed today further that strategic objective.”

These would be the additional sanctions which have been expanded to include virtually the entire Iranian economy, deliberately targeting Iran’s already sanction-starved populace, with the explicit goal of fomenting a civil war in that nation.

Which is of course a perfectly normal thing to do, from a perfectly normal nation.

This would be the same Iran whose cultural heritage sites were threatened with destruction if it retaliated for the totally normal assassination of its top military official via flying robot. The same Iran whose financial system was just threatened with destruction using the totally normal hegemony of American central banking. Perfectly normal, perfectly healthy.

So what can Iran do to become a “normal nation”? Well, since it’s the United States making this demand, we can safely assume that it’s the model Iran should look to…

[Comment: Even if you don’t agree with Ms. Johnstone first eight words, that the U.S. is an empire, the rest of her post punchily exposes the absurdity of America’s conduct and its demand on Iran.]

           — Hat tip: JF [Return to headlines]
 

Honduran Cardinal Condemns U.S.-Iran Conflict

Honduran Cardinal Oscar Andre’s Rodriguez Maradiaga said Sunday that he condemns the conflict between the United States and Iran and urged leaders to “learn the lifestyle of Jesus.”

“We need to learn the lifestyle of Jesus, learn the meekness, the peace that the Lord brings,” the cardinal told the faithful in his diocese of Tegucigalpa. “Instead, we begin a year with missiles, bombs, deaths, and a downed plane, which contrasts with a God who comes to bring us peace.”

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

Iran’s State News Anchor Resigns

More fallout from Iran’s shooting down of the Ukrainian airliner: a news anchor on Iran’s state television has resigned, apologizing to the people of Iran for “lying to you on TV for 13 years.”

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

Trudeau Blames ‘Escalation’ In Iran for Deaths of Canadians

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated that the Canadians killed by an Iranian missile causing the downing of a passenger flight would still be alive if it weren’t for building tensions in Iran.

“If there were no tensions, if there was no escalation recently in the region, those Canadians would be right now home with their families,” said Trudeau in his interview with Dawna Friesen.

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

Video: Iranian Protesters Refuse to Walk on US, Israel Flags

Students leading resistance chant ‘America is not the enemy’

Video out of Iran shows protesters refusing to trample on murals of the US and Israeli flag, painted on the ground, intended for a show of disrespect.

Instead, the protesters, led by students at Shahid Beheshti University campus, walked around the flags, and yelled ‘shame’ at those who stood on the paintings.

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

Bishops of Central African Republic Call for ‘Free and Transparent Elections’

The Catholic bishops of the Central African Republic (CAR) have issued a four-page appeal, asking for free and transparent elections and a permanent solution to internal armed conflict.

The eight bishops released their statement on January 12, following six days of meetings in times of political crisis in the country.

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

7 in 10 Britons Worried About Effect of Immigration on Population Growth

Almost seven in ten Britons are concerned about the effect mass migration will have on population growth, according to polling data.

Polling commissioned by Migration Watch UK and conducted by Deltapoll found that 36 per cent of Britons expressed “great concern” while 32 per cent said they had “some concern” about the current rate of immigration and its effect on the country’s population — a combined 68 per cent.

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

Majority of Britons Reject Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

A majority of Britons are against amnesty for illegal aliens, the poll findings coming after the government recently suggested granting residency to illegals who have been in the country for 15 years.

According to a Deltapoll study commissioned by the migration-sceptic Migration Watch UK think tank, an outright majority of Britons said they would not support a proposed amnesty for illegal aliens, at 51 per cent.

Only 38 per cent said they would be in favour, of which just one-in-ten — 11 per cent — said they were “strongly” in favour.

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

Migrants Accused of ‘Slow and Painful’ Killing of 350 Sheep on English Farms

Three Romanian migrants are in court accused of killing some 350 sheep on farms across Northamptonshire in England’s East Midlands in 2019.

23-year-old Robert Iordan, 38-year-old Voirel Manu, and 35-year-old Florin Nutu are said to have inflicted a “slow and painful death” on the animals, who they allegedly killed and butchered for their meat on location in the farmers’ fields, according to a Northampton Chronicle & Echo court report.

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

Texas Bishops Oppose Governor’s Curb on Refugee Settlement

A number of Catholic bishops in Texas have criticized a decision by Governor Greg Abbott to place a moratorium on refugee settlements in the state, urging the Catholic governor to rethink his position.

In a joint statement Friday, the Texas Bishops’ Conference called Gov. Abbott’s decision “deeply discouraging and disheartening.”

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

Australia: Student Demonized for Protesting Against ‘Drag Queen Storytime’ Commits Suicide

A student who was the victim of a media demonization campaign after he protested against a ‘Drag Queen Storytime’ event in Brisbane, Australia has committed suicide.

University of Queensland president Wilson Gavin was one of a crowd of demonstrators to descend on Brisbane City Council Library during the protest on Sunday.

21-year-old Gavin can be seen on videos of the protest shouting “drag queens are not for kids.”

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

Breaking: Jessica Yaniv Appears in Court, Confronts Post Millennial Reporter

Notorious trans activist Jessica Yaniv appeared in a British Columbia court today where she faced two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon violating the Firearms Act. During recess, Yaniv falsely accused this reporter of taking photographs of her in the women’s washroom.

I entered the woman’s washroom, noticed that Yaniv was there, and quickly exited. Police responded to Yaniv’s false claim by searching my phone, only to discover that I had not done what Yaniv had claimed. He yelled at me that he was going to charge me with “voyeurism.” I was also verbally harassed by Yaniv’s mother, Miriam.

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

Fishy Findings: 100% Replication Failures

Science proves… Science says… Research shows…

Every week, the above phrases are employed by TV personalities, newspaper journalists, coworkers, friends, and family. When these phrases are uttered, certain ideas get elevated above the fray, enthroned on a pedestal.

Science has spoken. Who are you to be arguing with SCIENCE?

The problem, of course, is that scientific research is conducted by human beings. Who not only make mistakes, but are susceptible to peer pressure, groupthink, intellectual fads, and noble cause corruption.

The fallibility of ‘science’ is splendidly illustrated by a paper published last week in Nature. It concludes that not one, not two, but eight previously published studies about how climate change affects the behavior of coral reef fish are unsound.

When the second team of researchers conducted the same experiments, the results were startlingly different.

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

Watch: Jessica Yaniv Assaults Journalist Outside of Court

Jessica Yaniv is no stranger to violating other people’s rights, but the scene outside of the Surrey Law Courts was shocking as Yaniv was caught on camera violently assaulting Rebel Media reporter Keean Bexte.

Leaving the courthouse after appearing on prohibited weapons charges, Bexte is recording from a distance that appears to be well over fifteen feet. He asks Yaniv whether the trans activist will be pleading guilty, but is stopped short as Yaniv rapidly approaches and begins swiping at him with an outstretched arm.

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

7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/13/2020

  1. Chronicles of ethno-genocide.
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    Enterprises that employ migrants have been proposed to be exempted from planned inspections. Such a bill is planned to be submitted to parliament next fall. The Cabinet believes that the innovation will contribute to the economic growth of the country.

    Russian employment will be disadvantageous.

    https://www.interfax.ru/russia/691061

  2. “Germany: Video: Muslims Attack Transgender for Harassing Woman Wearing Hijab” That sounds surreal enough to be a wet dream of those extreme conservatives who refuse facts just as much as the lefties, haha.

  3. “Trudeau Blames ‘Escalation’ In Iran for Deaths of Canadians” From the names of the victims it sounded more like they were leaving home to visit Canada, than the other way around. That doesn’t make it any less tragic. It’s just that there’s a difference between a Canadian and someone with a citizenship.

  4. Regarding the muslim men in Berlin who attacked a male in drag who had been harrassing a hijabbed muslima, one can at least respect the fact that muslim men defend their women against outsiders; at least when they are not busy molesting them themselves. I would wager that none of them will be prosecuted for beating the gender-confused male. German prosecutors, while willfully stupid in a general sense, seem to have the wits to know what will happen to them if they attempt to play their games with the followers of the religion of peace.

    It is a sad commentary on western males that muslim males stand up for their own kind and are not afraid to deliver a well deserved beating to someone harrassing one of their own.

  5. Today’s Europe is truly surrealistic and leaves anything from the sixties or seventies in the dust. No joke about the “dust” bit. All those Leftyover dreams and nightmares, should end horribly – I imagine. What was given away with some good intention I also imagine will have to be corrected – somehow. Sooner rather than later.

  6. Here I came across two articles about one incident in Swedish.
    I have difficulty translating.
    Correct me if I am wrong, but in no article does it indicate who killed young Karl?

    According to others, the link only says that the case was in Uppsala, and “Sweden is no more”, from which we can indirectly draw the appropriate conclusions.

    https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/Ad9OeA/carl-16-dod-efter-brak–familjen-i-sorg

    https://www.expressen.se/nyheter/krim/storebror-oscars-ord-efter-16-arige-carls-dod/

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