Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/14/2020

In the space of four days 1,500 migrants have set sail from Libya, heading for Italy. Of those who embarked, 237 have been “rescued” so far.

In other news, at least six people were killed in the Chinese city of Xining when a massive sinkhole suddenly opened up, swallowing a bus and pedestrians.

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

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Financial Crisis
» The Coming Collapse
 
USA
» America Hates Hollywood: Poll Finds Tinseltown Less Trustworthy Than Government, Wall Street (And Trump)
» Barr’s DOJ Seeks Six Months in Prison for General Flynn
» Crazy California Democrats Just Destroyed Freelance Journalism in Their State, Limiting Writers to Just 35 Articles Per Year
» Franklin Graham: Dems Hate Trump Because He Hasn’t ‘Bowed Down’ To Them
» GOP-Led FL Senate Committee Bucks NRA, Passes Gun Control
» Leftists Freak Out Over Video Showing Vince Vaughn Talking to President Trump
» Project Veritas: Sanders Staffer Says ‘Cities Burn’ If Trump Reelected, Predicts Violence at DNC
» Suspect From Alleged Stabbing Spree Identified; Told Victims He Was Jesus
» The Robots Are Coming, And They Are Going to Take Over Millions of Jobs
» VA Dems Drop AR-15 Confiscation After 1000s of NRA Members Show
» Vermont Attacks the US Constitution (Again): Closing the ‘Charleston Loophole’
 
Canada
» “Canada is Broken” Wexit Rally Attendees in Edmonton Brave —20 C Cold
» Canadian PM Trudeau Agrees 500k Security Fund for Prince Harry, Meghan
» Only .8% of Canadians Tuned Into CBC News in 2019 While Ad Revenue Plummeted
» Stations Across Canada Show More Cooling Than Warming
» Students Outraged as U of T Professor Makes Students Follow Him on Social Media for Grades
 
Europe and the EU
» EU Lays Out 1 Trillion-Euro Plan to Support Green Deal
» EU Removes National Flags From European Parliament, Farage Says
» EU to Unveil Trillion-Euro ‘Green Deal’ Financial Plan
» EU Top Court Advisor: Hungary NGO Law Breaks EU Rules
» Johnson Officially Rejects New Scottish Referendum
» Two Catalan MEPs Take Their Seats — With a Third in Jail
» UK: Number of Snapped Penises Hits New Record Because People Are Trying More “Risky” Positions After Watching Porn
 
Middle East
» “Collateral Damage”: Trudeau Blames Trump for Iran Accidentally Shooting Down Passenger Plane
» Iran Makes First Arrests in Downing of Ukrainian Plane
» Person Who Posted Video of Missile Striking Ukrainian Airliner Has Been Taken Into Custody — Fars News
» Turkey: Still Among the World’s Worst Jailers of Journalists
 
Far East
» At Least Six Dead After Huge Sinkhole in China Swallows Bus and Pedestrians
 
Australia — Pacific
» Aussie Lawmaker: Greta Thunberg and Climate Activists Just Want to ‘Upend Society’
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nina Shea: Africa’s Christians in Islamist ‘Crosshairs’
 
Latin America
» Parasitoid Wasp Species Discovered in the Amazon Can Manipulate Host’s Behavior
 
Immigration
» Chamber of Commerce Wants Mass Immigration, Claims Trump Economy Created Worker Shortage ‘Crisis’
» Italy: Post-Salvini Left Govt Ups Migrant Allowance, 1,500 Sail From Libya in Four Days
» Sweden: Almost Half of Those in Debt to Govt Are Migration-Origin Men
 
Culture Wars
» Belgium Euthanasia: Three Doctors Accused in Unprecedented Trial
» Catholics Excluded From Unlawful Euthanasia Trial in Belgium
» Germany: Radical Feminists Vandalize 2 Churches, Torch Pro-Life Journalist’s Car
» Norway Sees Spike in Young Girls Up for Sex Change
» Stephen King Savaged by ‘Woke’ Mob for Saying Art Should be Judged on Quality, Not “Diversity”
» The Whole Story: How Jonathan “Jessica” Yaniv Attacked Me at Court
 

The Coming Collapse

The deterioration process is taking a long time, and we’ve been subject to the ongoing manipulations for well over a century now. Right now the “bull market” in stocks is being perpetuated to make it appear all is well and getting better. Of course, that perception is just so much “bull”.

The same people who were pointing out the economic bubble under Obama are now denying its existence under Trump. People in the freedom and nationalist movements who have some conception of how bad things are getting are now so imbued with the idea that Trump can single-handedly turn things around that they worship him as a white hero on a white horse. Because of the positive actions taken by Trump(and he needs to take many more and reverse a few bad decisions), the elites and psychopaths who are giving him such a difficult time will double down on their efforts to turn things in their favor, such that they will bring the country completely down or leave it on its last legs by engineering a really serious crisis. Think of yet another “controlled demolition”.

Whether it was intentional or not, and whether he realizes it or not, the elites have a highly useful political puppet in the form of Donald Trump. He is useful to the elites in that he inspires sharp national divisions as a self-proclaimed champion of conservatism and civic nationalism, which are stances that are increasingly like waving a red cape in front of the liberal bulldogs and media-indoctrinated sheeple and that only serve to harden their opposition to him.

If the elites do not trigger a crash under Trump, that will give the public the idea that conservative ideals and national sovereignty work. This is the opposite of what the elites want, so expect the engineered collapse when positive expectations are peaking. The skids have been greased for the coming collapse in many ways.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

America Hates Hollywood: Poll Finds Tinseltown Less Trustworthy Than Government, Wall Street (And Trump)

People really hate Hollywood.

Although actors and actresses garner endless media coverage — and spend a lot of time telling all of us how they feel about President Trump — Americans don’t trust them.

According to a new poll released Tuesday by Morning Consult, just 4% of Americans trust Hollywood. That’s lower than the number that trust Wall Street (5%) and the U.S. government (7%).

The news media comes in at a dismal 8%.

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

Barr’s DOJ Seeks Six Months in Prison for General Flynn

Former FBI Director Comey openly admitted he made the decision to send agents to the White House to interview Trump’s new National Security Advisor, General Flynn on January 24, 2017 regarding his phone call with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. He enlisted his Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe who essentially laid a trap for Flynn when he lied to him about the reason for a meeting with FBI agents Peter Strzok and Joseph Pientka at the White House.

White House officials had spent the earlier part of the week with the FBI overseeing training and security measures associated with their new roles so it was no surprise to Flynn that McCabe had called wanting to send over a couple agents to speak with him.

Michael Flynn was well into the “interview” when he discovered he was being interrogated without having been given the opportunity to have his attorney present. Both agents stated that Flynn had not lied to them about his phone call with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. In later testimony to Congress, both McCabe and Comey indicated that Flynn had not lied to the agents.

Flynn had asked senior members of the transition team about what, if anything should be communicated to Kislyak about Obama’s recent sanctions on Russia. He was directed to ask Moscow “not to escalate the situation and only respond … in a reciprocal manner.” It was a reasonable and measured approach which did nothing to undermine Obama’s sanctions, but sought to limit a harsh response by Russia, and it worked.

It’s a shame that the General never had his day in court. He would likely have won the case against him…

According to Mike Flynn’s brother Joseph Flynn, General Flynn went through 19 sessions with Mueller’s special counsel team and approximately 90 hours of tortuous interviews. Judge Sullivan has set Flynn’s sentencing date for January 28 after rejecting Sidney Powell’s request for Brady Material. Exculpatory evidence is being denied by the DOJ, and the Clinton appointed judge is accommodating the Deep State.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Crazy California Democrats Just Destroyed Freelance Journalism in Their State, Limiting Writers to Just 35 Articles Per Year

Freelance writers and photographers in California are in a panic.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Franklin Graham: Dems Hate Trump Because He Hasn’t ‘Bowed Down’ To Them

The Rev. Franklin Graham said Monday there has never before been such hatred as that of Democrats and liberal media for President Donald Trump.

Responding to comments by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) that Trump is “impeached for life,” the prominent evangelical leader and son of Billy Graham sent out tweets offering an explanation for the unprecedented hatred for the president shown by his enemies.

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

GOP-Led FL Senate Committee Bucks NRA, Passes Gun Control

A Republican-led Florida Senate committee bucked the NRA to pass new controls for gun shows in the Sunshine State.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Leftists Freak Out Over Video Showing Vince Vaughn Talking to President Trump

Leftists on Twitter freaked out over a video showing actor Vince Vaughn having a 20 second conversation with President Trump before shaking his hand.

Yes, really.

The clip shows Vaughn talking to Trump and First Lady Melania in a private box at the National Championship Game in New Orleans.

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

Project Veritas: Sanders Staffer Says ‘Cities Burn’ If Trump Reelected, Predicts Violence at DNC

A Project Veritas video released Tuesday showed a man identified as a campaign organizer for Sen. Bernard Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate, saying “cities burn” if President Trump wins reelection and predicting violence against police at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.

Asked what would happen if Mr. Trump is reelected, the man described as Sanders campaign field organizer Kyle Jurek said, “F—ing cities burn,” adding, “I mean, we don’t have a lot of time left, we have to save f—ing human civilization.”

In the undercover video, the first in the Project Veritas #Expose2020 series, he also expressed support for reeducating Trump voters and compared them to Nazis; praised Soviet-style gulags, and predicted police would be “beaten” in riots at the party convention.

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

Suspect From Alleged Stabbing Spree Identified; Told Victims He Was Jesus

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) — Arrest papers show 39-year-old Rene Miller went on a 40-minute stabbing ramage around trails near America the Beautiful Park and downtown Colorado Springs. Victims say he was licking his finger and rubbing the spit on their foreheads in the shape of a cross.

According to court documents, Miller was wearing a white blanket while walking around stabbing people. Victims say he would ask if they were Christian and that they only needed to answer “yes” or “no.”

One of the victims said she told him she was not Christian and he replied: “I have to kill her.” He allegedly ended up slicing her in the jaw right under her cheek.

Documents say the suspect walked through America the Beautiful park, toward downtown Colorado Springs. He allegedly was walking on the sidewalk when he came into contact with another victim. Court documents say he stabbed that person three times in their upper back, two times in their triceps, once in the left shoulder and once in the armpit…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

The Robots Are Coming, And They Are Going to Take Over Millions of Jobs

Competition with technology is one of the reasons why wage growth has been so stagnant over the past couple of decades. The only way it makes sense for an employer to hire you is if you can do a job less expensively than some form of technology can do it.

As a result, close to two-thirds of the jobs that have been created in the United States over the past couple of decades have been low wage jobs, and the middle class is being steadily hollowed out.

But as robots continue to become cheaper and more efficient, even our lowest paying jobs will be vanishing in enormous numbers.

For example, it is being reported that executives at Walmart plan to greatly increase the size of their “robot army”…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

VA Dems Drop AR-15 Confiscation After 1000s of NRA Members Show

Virginia Democrats withdrew an AR-15 confiscation bill Monday after thousands of NRA members showed up to oppose new gun controls.

The NRA asked members to flood the January 13, 2020, Virginia Senate meetings and ensure pro-Second Amendment voices drowned out those calling for gun control.

Video from hallways outside the meetings showed NRA members responded en masse:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Vermont Attacks the US Constitution (Again): Closing the ‘Charleston Loophole’

The tiny socialist state’s gun grab stretches the limits of constitutionality.

Vermont’s progressive, gun-fearing state legislature commenced its 2020 session on Jan. 7, using its large Democrat majorities in both houses to ramrod a host of ambitious bills down the throats of the citizenry, beginning with an ill-considered “gun bill” which hit the House Judiciary Committee the morning of Jan. 9. The arrogance of this overwrought (and overconfident) cabal is evident to all but themselves.

The “Firearms and Domestic Violence Bill” (H 610) is the first of a phalanx of intended assaults on the Bill of Rights. But its proponents forgot something — the pretense of constitutionality.

[Comment: Communists excel at creating “pretend laws” (ie laws that are passed which violate the Constitution) ]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

“Canada is Broken” Wexit Rally Attendees in Edmonton Brave —20 C Cold

Saturday in Edmonton, more than 100 Albertans braved the bitter —20 Celsius temperatures to attend the first #Wexit rally of 2020 at the legislature grounds.

The western separatist movement has been gaining steam since the re-election of Justin Trudeau. Wexit, as the movement is known, was recently given the ability to become an official political party and run candidates in the next federal elections by Elections Canada.

Speakers at the rally included Wexit Party leader Peter Downing, indigenous activist Virginia Bruneau, and retired combat veteran Shaun Arntsen.

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

Canadian PM Trudeau Agrees 500k Security Fund for Prince Harry, Meghan

British media sources have claimed Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has offered to pay £500,000 for the security of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Only .8% of Canadians Tuned Into CBC News in 2019 While Ad Revenue Plummeted

The CBC reported another abysmal year in viewership and profitability in 2019 according to Blacklock’s Reporter.

The national broadcaster’s annual report shows that ad revenues for their English language TV programs fell by 37% over the previous year. In 2018, the CBC reported a total of $178 million in ad revenues, whereas in 2019 they only generated $112.5 million.

CBC’s share of the market also fell to a meager 5% down from 8% in 2018. The total audience tuning into local evening CBC TV newscasts was only 319,000 Canadians across the country, or approximately 0.8% of Canada’s population.

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

Stations Across Canada Show More Cooling Than Warming

Global warming alarmists like claiming that a certain place is seeing more warming and climate change than everywhere else. Remarkably, they say that about almost everywhere, which of course makes no sense.

Today we look at Canadian temperature trends using the data from the Japan Meteorological Institute (JMA) for stations where they have data available going back to at least the mid-1990s.

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

Students Outraged as U of T Professor Makes Students Follow Him on Social Media for Grades

The University of Toronto has become the centre of attention after frustrated students revealed that a professor required them to purchase his book and follow him on social media for better grades.

According to Reddit user XdaZxz, who will be referred to as Daz, Professor Mitchell Huynh made 5 percent of his course reliant on whether or not students followed through with the social media follow and the book buy.

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

EU Lays Out 1 Trillion-Euro Plan to Support Green Deal

The European Union plans to dedicate a quarter of its budget to tackling climate change

The European Union plans to dedicate a quarter of its budget to tackling climate change and to help shift 1 trillion euros ($1.1 trillion) in investment towards making the economy more environmentally friendly over the next 10 years.

The Europe Investment Plan unveiled Tuesday will be funded by the EU budget and the private sector. It aims to deliver on European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen’s Green Deal to make the bloc the world’s first carbon-neutral continent by 2050.

Von der Leyen, who took office in December, has made the fight against climate change the priority of her mandate.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

EU Removes National Flags From European Parliament, Farage Says

Bureaucrats trying to stop the anti-EU revolt from spreading across Europe.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

EU to Unveil Trillion-Euro ‘Green Deal’ Financial Plan

The European Commission will propose on Tuesday (14 January) how the EU can pay for shifting the region’s economy to net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 while protecting coal-dependent regions from taking the brunt of changes aimed at fighting climate change.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

EU Top Court Advisor: Hungary NGO Law Breaks EU Rules

The European Court of Justice’s advocate general on Tuesday said a Hungarian law cracking down on foreign-funded civil groups, such as ones linked to US investor George Soros, breaks EU rules. Hungary’s 2017 measure “introduces unjustified restrictions” on NGOs that receive foreign donations as it “unduly restricts the free movement of capital”, the advisor’s opinion said. That law insisted that foreign-funded NGOs must register and publicly display their foreign affiliation.

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

Johnson Officially Rejects New Scottish Referendum

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has written an official letter to Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon saying she should respect the 2014 promise that the independence referendum then was a “once in a generation” event. “The people of Scotland voted decisively on that promise to keep our United Kingdom together, a result which both the Scottish and UK governments committed to respect in the Edinburgh Agreement,” Johnson said.

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

Two Catalan MEPs Take Their Seats — With a Third in Jail

The former head of the Catalan regional government, Carles Puigdemont, and one member of his government, Toni Comin, officially took their seats as MEPs on Monday (13 January) — in a key moment for the Catalan separatist movement which saw nine of its leaders jailed last year.

Puigdemont and Comin, who both fled to Belgium from Spain in late 2017 to avoid charges over the referendum on Catalan independence in October that year, have started their career in the European Parliament unassigned to any party grouping, as so-called ‘Non-Iscrits’ (NI) — but they have already requested to join the Greens/EFA group.

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

UK: Number of Snapped Penises Hits New Record Because People Are Trying More “Risky” Positions After Watching Porn

The UK’s National Health Service just recorded a record number of ‘snapped penises’, with one of the reasons being because people are trying out more risky positions after watching porn.

According to NHS figures, 164 patients sought surgeon’s help in fixing their broken members, which represents a 38 percent increase in “fracture of penis” cases since 2014/15.

“While NHS statistics show that the “most likely to be affected” last year were men in their 30s and 40s, the youngest reported case was 18-years old while the oldest was “in a 75 to 79-year-old,” reports the Sun.

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

“Collateral Damage”: Trudeau Blames Trump for Iran Accidentally Shooting Down Passenger Plane

No, this isn’t a mistake or a misquote.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau really did just blame President Trump for the downing of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752, which was shot down by an IRGC missile operator just minutes after taking off from the International Airport in Tehran.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Iran Makes First Arrests in Downing of Ukrainian Plane

Tehran finds scapegoats for plane shoot-down.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Person Who Posted Video of Missile Striking Ukrainian Airliner Has Been Taken Into Custody — Fars News

DUBAI (Reuters) — A person who posted a video online of a missile striking a Ukrainian airliner in Iran last week has been taken into custody by the elite Revolutionary Guards, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Tuesday.

The results of the investigation will presented to the public, Fars said, without providing additional details.

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

Turkey: Still Among the World’s Worst Jailers of Journalists

According to the latest report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Turkey fell below its ranking as the world’s worst jailer of journalists for the first time in four years — dropping behind even China. That rating is not exactly indicative of an improvement in Ankara’s stance towards the media. On the contrary, as CPJ revealed on December 11:

“[T]he fall to 47 journalists in jail from 68 [in 2018] reflects the successful efforts by the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to stamp out independent reporting and criticism by closing down more than 100 news outlets and lodging terror-related charges against many of their staff.”

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

At Least Six Dead After Huge Sinkhole in China Swallows Bus and Pedestrians

Footage on state TV shows the vehicle disappearing inside the sinkhole in the city of Xining as people run away

An enormous sinkhole has swallowed a bus and pedestrians in China, killing six people and leaving 10 missing.

Footage on state media showed people at a bus stop running from the collapsing road, as the bus — jutting into the air — sank.

Several people disappeared as the sinkhole spread, including what appeared to be a child. Sixteen people were taken to hospital.

The incident, outside a hospital, also triggered an explosion inside the hole, video showed.

Search and rescue work was under way and the cause of the accident was under investigation, the state-run CCTV broadcaster said…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Aussie Lawmaker: Greta Thunberg and Climate Activists Just Want to ‘Upend Society’

The real concern of environmental activists like Greta Thunberg is not climate change, but to “upend society” and “move away from capitalism,” Australia’s Resources Minister Matt Canavan said Tuesday.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Nina Shea: Africa’s Christians in Islamist ‘Crosshairs’

The Islamist campaign to eliminate Christians in sub-Saharan Africa is even “more brutal” than similar projects in the Middle East, according to recent reports.

Writing for the National Catholic Register, Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, said this weekend that a “growing number of these African countries are seeing the rise of ISIS— and al-Qaida affiliates, and non-state terrorists like them, who specifically target Christians in their quest to establish Islamist rule.”

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

Parasitoid Wasp Species Discovered in the Amazon Can Manipulate Host’s Behavior

A research group from the Biodiversity Unit of the University of Turku studies the diversity of parasitoid insects around the world. Parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera) are one of the most species rich animal taxa on Earth, but their tropical diversity is still poorly known. In the latest study, the group discovered 15 new, sizable species that parasitize spiders in the lowland rainforests of the Amazon and the cloud forests of the Andes.

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

Chamber of Commerce Wants Mass Immigration, Claims Trump Economy Created Worker Shortage ‘Crisis’

The Chamber of Commerce is at odds with President Trump’s America First agenda.

[Comment: CoC is an organ of globalists. Its goals are often to the detriment of the USA.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Post-Salvini Left Govt Ups Migrant Allowance, 1,500 Sail From Libya in Four Days

In just four days, 22 boats containing around 1,500 migrants have launched from the Libyan mainland toward Italy, as the leftist coalition increases the daily allowance for them.

The figures come from the NGO group Alarmphone who monitor migrant distress calls in the Mediterranean. Alarmphone reported that of the 1,500 migrants, 237 of them have been picked up by NGO vessels belonging to the migrant transport NGOs Sea-Watch and Open Arms.

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

Sweden: Almost Half of Those in Debt to Govt Are Migration-Origin Men

According to University of Lund researcher Davor Vuleta, young migrant-background men are heavily overrepresented among those who owe money to Sweden’s government debt collection agency.

Mr Vuleta said that his doctoral forensic sociology research, which looks at people who have debts registered with Sweden’s government debt collection agency Kronofogden, has revealed that young migration-background men aged 18 to 25 account for 47 per cent of debtors, SVT reports.

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

Belgium Euthanasia: Three Doctors Accused in Unprecedented Trial

In an unprecedented case, three Belgian doctors are going on trial in Ghent accused of unlawfully poisoning a patient whose life they helped to end.

Tine Nys, 38, died surrounded by her family on 27 April 2010.

Her sisters argue that her death should never have been allowed under Belgium’s euthanasia law, and that it was achieved in an amateurish manner.

Euthanasia and assisted suicide were made legal under strict conditions in Belgium in 2002.

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

Catholics Excluded From Unlawful Euthanasia Trial in Belgium

Ghent, Belgium, Jan 14, 2020 / 12:30 pm (CNA).— A Belgian lawyer has admitted to searching the social media profiles of potential jurors to weed out “devout Catholics” for a trial. The lawyer is representing a doctor who is accused of “unlawfully poisoning” an autistic woman via euthanasia.

Lawyer Walter Van Steenbrugge, who is defense counsel for one of the three unnamed doctors on trial in Ghent, said that while he would not ban all Catholics from serving on the jury, he would be doing a poor job as a lawyer if he allowed a “devout” Catholic on the jury.

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

Germany: Radical Feminists Vandalize 2 Churches, Torch Pro-Life Journalist’s Car

A radical feminist group has claimed responsibility for recently vandalizing two churches in Germany and torching a pro-life journalist’s car.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Norway Sees Spike in Young Girls Up for Sex Change

13-fold increase in girls undergoing gender reassignment surgery.

[Comment: This is child abuse.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Stephen King Savaged by ‘Woke’ Mob for Saying Art Should be Judged on Quality, Not “Diversity”

Author Stephen King is facing potential cancellation from the ‘woke’ mob after he responded to the Oscar nominations by saying art should be judged on quality, not the “diversity” of its creators.

King was responding to controversy surrounding the Oscar nominations being too “white” and too “male”.

Vogue reported that the choices were “a pretty poor showing for…well, anyone other than straight white men,” complaining that no females were nominated for best director and “zero performers of color were nominated in the best supporting actor and best supporting actress categories.”

King responded on Twitter by daring to suggest that potential winners should be judged on their merits and not their genitalia or skin color.

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

The Whole Story: How Jonathan “Jessica” Yaniv Attacked Me at Court

Jonathan “Jessica” Yaniv appeared in Surrey Provincial Court yesterday to face 2 counts of weapons charges related to the possession of prohibited weapons.

After yesterday’s court appearance, Yaniv waited inside the courtroom until it closed. As he left, I approached Yaniv to ask if he would choose to plead guilty to the two counts of prohibited weapons charges.

Then, Yaniv charged at me.

Here’s the full story of what happened that day.

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

10 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/14/2020

  1. “EU Lays Out 1 Trillion-Euro Plan to Support Green Deal” The number is HUGE regardless, but I know there’s a difference between English speaking countries and the rest of the world when it comes to “trillions”, so which one is used here? It wasn’t clear from the article either.

  2. “Mr Vuleta said that his doctoral forensic sociology research, which looks at people who have debts registered with Sweden’s government debt collection agency Kronofogden, has revealed that young migration-background men aged 18 to 25 account for 47 per cent of debtors, SVT reports.” Pretty sure they don’t consider it a debt, they consider it dhimmi taxes or something…

  3. “Ghent, Belgium, Jan 14, 2020 / 12:30 pm (CNA).— A Belgian lawyer has admitted to searching the social media profiles of potential jurors to weed out “devout Catholics” for a trial. The lawyer is representing a doctor who is accused of “unlawfully poisoning” an autistic woman via euthanasia.” That sounds fair, Belgium is, as far as I know, a secular country, so a devote religious person could hardly serve in a fair civil trial. God will judge the suspect on his own eventually.

  4. When I lived in London I knew a man who went by Harry and served in the the Royal Navy during the war, this was awhile ago now, must have been the mid 90’s, and he was at least in his 80’s.

    He served onboard HMS Lightning. His ship saw a lot of action and even sunk a u-boat, but most notably his survived own ships sinking when it was torpedoed repeatedly by German motorboats off Algeria.

    I think of him a lot, the stereotypical defiant Englishman and I get nostalgic for England, I do plan on going back some day, I do love that place, and it’s breaking my heart what politicians have done to it.

  5. Anon , is not only England, it’s all Western Europe destroyed by EU. Mafia and Merkel/Macron Europe is Becoming Islamic and Africans, thanks to traitors politicians, they destroyed this beautiful continent with not even blink of the eye, it’s tragic..

  6. About Finance Crisis.I dont know how it is in other countries,but in Germany more and more Banks had a minus on rates on your bank account.That means you had to pay for it.
    Thats bad ofcourse but good against a big crash.

    About the Wasp.Did you know that also most Cats had a parasite that change your mind?Its called Toxoplasm.Perhaps thats why many women dont see the danger…Rats had no more fear for cats if they had Toxoplasm…

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