Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/16/2020

The number of ethnic Germans emigrating from Germany has increased dramatically since the Great Migration Crisis of 2015. It is estimated that the annual number of Germans fleeing the country has increased by 150%.

In other news, in a triumphal photo op ceremony, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi signed the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump with multiple pens, which she then handed out to her colleagues as souvenirs.

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Financial Crisis
» Stock-Market Benchmarks Post New Records After U.S. Seals Trade Accords With China, Mexico and Canada
 
USA
» 11 Bernie Sanders Campaign Staffers Lock Twitter Accounts After Video Exposes Staffer’s Violent Rhetoric
» Bernie Sanders Subreddit Bans CNN, Saying They “Have Abandoned Their Journalistic Integrity”
» Dental Assistant Says She Was Fired After Writing “MAGA 2020” On Facebook
» Doctor Shares New Evidence Suggesting Jeffrey Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself
» Donald Trump Proclaims Religious Freedom Day 2020
» Epstein Trafficked Girls as Recently as 2018 — Some as Young as 11, According to Lawsuit by Virgin Islands AG
» Finally. The Feds — Including ICE — Appear to be Investigating Ilhan Omar
» Goldman Sachs Clients 87 Per Cent Sure Trump Will be Re-Elected
» HBO Cancels ‘Confederate’ Series Before a Single Script is Written; Slavery Defeated
» How Scalia Botched Heller and Let the Left Undermine the 2nd Amendment
» Mailchimp Bans Stefan Molyneux After One Tweet From Leftist Activist
» Mailchimp Deplatforms Stefan Molyneux After Allegations From Activist
» New Year, New Browser — the New Microsoft Edge is Out of Preview and Now Available for Download
» Paleontology: New Species of Prehistoric Scorpion May Have Been Early Land Explorer
» Pelosi Signed Articles of Impeachment With Pens That Looked Like Bullets
» Physicists Take Dark Matter’s Temperature
» Rotten Tomatoes Deletes All the Early User Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 12
» Sharyl Attkisson Refiles Spying Suit, Exposes Big Deep State Players
» The Supreme Court Could Hear Its First Challenge to Section 230
» The Virginia Gun Rights Conflict: Best and Worst Case Scenarios
» Tucker Carlson Calling Out Virginia Democrats Seeking to Shut Down the 2a and Disarm the Population
» Yes, It’s True, They’re Crazy
» YouTube Removes Pro-Trump T-Shirts From Creator Merch Shelves, Says They Violate Community Guidelines
» YouTube Censors Anti-Nazi Documentary Prelude to War
 
Canada
» Ford Creates Scholarships to Honour Plane Crash Victims of ‘Evil Regime’ of Iran
 
Europe and the EU
» British Police Failed to Stop Muslim Grooming Gang Due to Fears Over “Community Tensions”
» ‘Co-Operation Morphed Into Domination’ — EU ‘Superstate’ Told to Learn Brexit Lessons
» France: Police Arrest Man for Desecrating Church With Islamic Qur’an Verses
» France: Le Pen to Run for President Again in 2022
» Germany: Berlin: Transwoman Gets Into Brawl After Assaulting Hijab-Wearing Woman
» Germany: Leftists Try to Shut Down Screening of Climate Change Sceptic Film
» Ireland Declares it is ‘On Team EU’, Wants UK to Obey EU Rules Post-Brexit
» MEPs Adopt Call for Action on Hungary and Poland
» Now it’s D.C. Firefighters Who Are ‘Racists’ For Playing the Circle Game
» Orban: Austria Natural Partner of V4
» UK: Brexiteer MP Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Have Big Ben Bong for Brexit
» UK: May’s Brexit Negotiator Olly Robbins Handed a Knighthood
 
Middle East
» Iranian Military Now Claims US ‘Cyberattack’ Brought Down Passenger Plane
 
Far East
» Alien-Like Coral Discovered in Japan’s Toba City Recognized as New Species
 
Australia — Pacific
» 60 Minutes Australia Shows How ‘Former’ Mossad Agents Worked to Shut Down Harvey Weinstein Story
 
Immigration
» Hundreds of Thousands of Germans Leave Home in Years Since Migrant Crisis
» Illegal Alien Crossings Down an Extraordinary 78 Percent
» Italy Reopens Ports to Migrants, Looks at Increasing Migrant Programme Funding
» UK: Suspected Migrants Leave Fruit and Veg Strewn Across the Road as They Jump Out of a Lorry to Spark Police Helicopter Hunt That Ends in Four Arrests
 
Culture Wars
» 45-Year-Old Man Caught With Child Pornography Says He Identifies as an 8-Year-Old Girl
» Jessica Yaniv Accuses Post Millennial Reporter of Sexual Assault in Courthouse
» Middle Schooler Threatened With Suspension Over ‘Virginity Rocks’ Sweatshirt
 
General
» Watch List: 260 Million Christians Experience ‘High Levels of Persecution’
 

Stock-Market Benchmarks Post New Records After U.S. Seals Trade Accords With China, Mexico and Canada

U.S. stocks rallied again Thursday, with all three benchmark indexes closing at new records, following the signing of a trade truce between the U.S. and China on Wednesday and Senate approval of a new trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada on Thursday.

Financial and technology shares led the rally, with Google’s parent Alphabet becoming only the fourth company to reach a $1 trillion market capitalization, as investors were encouraged by a batch of healthy U.S. economic data along with positive corporate earnings reports.

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

11 Bernie Sanders Campaign Staffers Lock Twitter Accounts After Video Exposes Staffer’s Violent Rhetoric

11 Bernie Sanders campaign Iowa State Directors and Coordinators have locked their Twitter accounts after a shocking Project Veritas investigative video report showed Sanders campaign field organizer Kyle Jurek calling for mass violence and gulags.

Head of Project Veritas James O’Keefe reported that the staffers had protected their tweets and noted that this is the “first campaign where multiple staffers shut down social media.”

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

Bernie Sanders Subreddit Bans CNN, Saying They “Have Abandoned Their Journalistic Integrity”

Sanders For President, a subreddit dedicated to supporting Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, has become the latest community on the platform to ban all content from news network CNN.

In a recent post, Sanders For President moderator Kevin Moore announced that all CNN content will be removed from the community for the foreseeable future because CNN “have abandoned their journalistic integrity.”

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

Dental Assistant Says She Was Fired After Writing “MAGA 2020” On Facebook

In South Milwaukee, a dental assistant says she was fired due to the complaint of a person who disagreed with a pro-Trump message she made on her Facebook profile.

The case of the Robyn Polak

On January 14, President Donald Trump visited Milwaukee to hold a political rally. In support of the Republican president, Robyn Polak, a dental assistant at Precision Dental MKE, posted on her Facebook page the message “MAGA 2020” (Make America Great Again). It seems that this message was not liked by a Facebook user, who left a negative review on the dental office page, accusing employees of being racist for posting MAGA 2020.

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

Doctor Shares New Evidence Suggesting Jeffrey Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself

Dr. Michael Baden, a forensic pathologist has claimed that Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself. It’s a claim that has steadily become more mainstream in the months following his sudden death. Baden is citing Epstein’s burst capillaries in his eyes which is a sign of manual strangulation as opposed to hanging.

Baden was a guest on a Dr. Oz special set to air on Thursday, the pathologist examined photographs of Epstein’s eyes and other parts of his corpse taken during his autopsy.

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

Donald Trump Proclaims Religious Freedom Day 2020

President Donald J. Trump has officially proclaimed January 16, 2020, “Religious Freedom Day” to commemorate “the foundational link between freedom and faith in our country.”

“From its opening pages, the story of America has been rooted in the truth that all men and women are endowed with the right to follow their conscience, worship freely, and live in accordance with their convictions,” reads the proclamation, by which President Trump said he wished to “reaffirm our commitment to safeguarding the religious liberty of all Americans.”

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

Epstein Trafficked Girls as Recently as 2018 — Some as Young as 11, According to Lawsuit by Virgin Islands AG

Jeffrey Epstein trafficked and sexually abused girls as young as eleven years old, as recently as 2018, according to a new lawsuit filed against the late pedophile’s estate by Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise N. George.

The lawsuit claims that girls as young as 11 and 12 were brought to his private estate in the Virgin Islands, known as Little Saint James (or simply ‘pedo island’) — where former President Bill Clinton and other high-profile guests reportedly vacationed, according to several Epstein accusers. Epstein kept a computerized database to track the availability and movements of his victims, according to the New York Times.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Finally. The Feds — Including ICE — Appear to be Investigating Ilhan Omar

On Oct. 30, I reported that the Department of Justice had assigned an FBI Special Agent in Charge, or SAC, to review Rep. Ilhan Omar’s apparent, astonishing spree of felonies from 2009 to 2017.

Minnesota state Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R) had previously filed a complaint on the matter with the Minnesota District of the Department of Justice. That office — headed by U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald, a 2018 Donald Trump appointee — directed the FBI to review the complaint. An FBI SAC formally met with Rep. Drazkowski, and others, in mid-October to receive a prepared file of evidence and related information.

I can confirm that the FBI has taken additional steps since this October meeting.

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

Goldman Sachs Clients 87 Per Cent Sure Trump Will be Re-Elected

Goldman Sachs clients are 87 per cent sure that Donald Trump will be re-elected as President later this year.

Asked ‘Will President Trump Win A Second Term?’, a resounding majority of those attending a Goldman Sachs Global Strategy Conference in London yesterday said he would.

Their confidence in Trump being returned to the Oval Office probably has a lot to do with the fact that only 5 per cent of respondents think the U.S. economy will enter recession in 2020.

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

HBO Cancels ‘Confederate’ Series Before a Single Script is Written; Slavery Defeated

Libs talk a lot about the evils of social media, the main one being that people keep using it to express opinions that make libs angry. But social media can be a helpful tool for social progress as well. It can “cancel” people or things that might literally hurt or kill us by making us think about stuff we don’t want to think about. It can prevent Young Adult novels from being published if they’re insufficiently #woke. It can keep comedians from being hired by late-night “comedy” shows if they’ve ever said anything that somebody, somewhere, didn’t like. And now social media has even kept a premium-cable show from being made, before it could use magical mind-control rays to turn all the white people into even bigger racists than they already are.

Back in the summer of 2017, America was in the grips of a media-fueled panic about Confederate flags and statues, which after 150 years were suddenly the source of all evil because Hillary lost. And in the middle of all that hysteria, the hapless writing duo of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss announced they were making a new show for HBO called Confederate. (If it seems odd that HBO was still in business with the two of them, remember that in 2017 they hadn’t ruined Game of Thrones yet.)

Here’s how Benioff & Weiss described Confederate:

“The series takes place in an alternate timeline, where the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, giving rise to a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved into a modern institution. The story follows a broad swath of characters on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Demilitarized Zone — freedom fighters, slave hunters, politicians, abolitionists, journalists, the executives of a slave-holding conglomerate and the families of people in their thrall.”

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

How Scalia Botched Heller and Let the Left Undermine the 2nd Amendment

Heller was hailed as a “landmark” decision — a triumph of conservative jurisprudence and Scalia’s philosophy of “originalism” — when it was decided in 2008. But the intervening years have demonstrated that the argument he presented in his opinion was unsound and contained language that enabled the political left to enact most of the gun control it wanted anyway.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mailchimp Bans Stefan Molyneux After One Tweet From Leftist Activist

One tweet from a left-wing activist working for the organized boycotting group Sleeping Giants appears to have been all it took for the email marketing company Mailchimp to boot popular conservative YouTuber Stefan Molyneux off their platform.

Nandini Jammi, a co-founder of Matt Rivitz’ Sleeping Giants, asked Mailchimp on Monday night if they knew that “power white nationalist” Stefan Molyneux used their service for his newsletter.

“Molyneux promotes eugenics, race science and ‘men’s rights’ activism,” Jammi said. “Can you look into this please?”

“Thank you for bringing this to our attention,” Mailchimp responded the next morning. “We’ve terminated this account.”

[Comment: Mailchimp alternatives — blog.capterra.com/top-10-mailchimp-alternatives-small-business-email-marketing/ , www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/best-mailchimp-alternatives/ .]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mailchimp Deplatforms Stefan Molyneux After Allegations From Activist

Email marketing service Mailchimp has terminated the account of Stefan Molyneux, host of the philosophy show Freedomain, after a complaint from Nandini Jammi, co-founder of activist group Sleeping Giants.

Mailchimp appears to have made the decision largely based on this complaint from Jammi which alleges that Molyneux is a white nationalist who promotes eugenics and race science. Molyneux denied these allegations but Mailchimp decided to terminate his account anyway and thanked Jammi for “bringing this to our attention.”

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

New Year, New Browser — the New Microsoft Edge is Out of Preview and Now Available for Download

A little over a year ago, we announced our intention to rebuild Microsoft Edge on the Chromium open source project with the goals of delivering better compatibility for everyone, less fragmentation for web developers, and a partnership with the Chromium community to improve the Chromium engine itself. At Ignite, we unveiled our new vision for the web and search, our colorful new icon, and how Microsoft Edge + Bing are the browser and search engine for business — and we are thrilled by the growing excitement we’ve heard from all of you who’ve tried it out and sent feedback!

From this incredible momentum, today I’m pleased to announce the new Microsoft Edge is now available to download on all supported versions of Windows and macOS in more than 90 languages. Microsoft Edge is also available on iOS and Android, providing a true cross-platform experience.

[Comment: Get offline installer msi files from here: www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download ]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Paleontology: New Species of Prehistoric Scorpion May Have Been Early Land Explorer

A new species of prehistoric scorpion from the early Siluarian period (approximately 437.5 to 436.5 million years ago) is described in a study in Scientific Reports. The findings suggest that Parioscorpio venator is the oldest-known scorpion reported to date and may have been capable of leaving its marine habitat and venturing onto land, a behaviour similar to that of present-day horseshoe crabs.

Scorpions are among the first animals to have moved from the sea onto land but because their fossil record is limited, how and when they adapted to life on land remains unclear.

Andrew Wendruff and colleagues describe two well-preserved specimens of a previously unknown fossil scorpion species discovered in the Waukesha Biota in Wisconsin, USA, which dates from the early Silurian. This makes the fossils older than Dolichophonus loudonensis, from Scotland, which was previously accepted as the oldest known scorpion species.

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

Pelosi Signed Articles of Impeachment With Pens That Looked Like Bullets

Nancy Pelosi signed the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump with pens that looked like bullets as she and other Democrats laughed.

“These are the pens Nancy Pelosi used to sign the articles & she gave them out to colleagues. Wow they look like bullet cases,” commented Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo.

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

Physicists Take Dark Matter’s Temperature

Warm, cold, just right? Physicists at the University of California, Davis are taking the temperature of dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up about a quarter of our universe.

We have very little idea of what dark matter is and physicists have yet to detect a dark matter particle. But we do know that the gravity of clumps of dark matter can distort light from distant objects. Chris Fassnacht, a physics professor at UC Davis and colleagues are using this distortion, called gravitational lensing, to learn more about the properties of dark matter.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Rotten Tomatoes Deletes All the Early User Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 12

Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes has scrubbed all the initial user reviews for season 12 of science fiction drama Doctor Who from its site.

YouTuber Sheila Allen, who previously drew attention to the Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker being stuck at 86%, discovered that the Rotten Tomatoes user reviews for Doctor Who season 12 had been purged sometime between January 9 and January 11.

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

Sharyl Attkisson Refiles Spying Suit, Exposes Big Deep State Players

In her lawsuit refiled on January 10, Attkisson relied on a whistleblower who was actually involved in hacking her computers. He identified some of the other government officials complicit in the very disturbing spying on her. The refiled complaint quotes government forensics experts as being “quite shocked,” demonstrating some within the government Intelligence Community thankfully have consciences.

The spying occurred after she crossed the Obama administration with her unrelenting reporting on the gun-running scandal called Fast and Furious, then continued through her reporting on the Benghazi disaster, where a United States ambassador and three others stationed at the embassy in Libya were murdered while Obama and then-Secretary of State Hilary Clinton failed to respond with help and protection.

The refiled suit meticulously describes the nightmarish facts of how her computers and home were electronically and physically invaded as if she were a real “enemy of the people” and the government was playing Mission Impossible. Forensic details were derived from numerous investigations, leaving the conclusions unquestionable. The spying was conducted using government proprietary spyware and a mysterious United States Postal Service Internet domain. The latter fact is highly relevant, as government experts explained. A multi-agency government spying unit in Baltimore under Rosenstein’s supervision used these techniques, and they were even employed without court-ordered warrants.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Supreme Court Could Hear Its First Challenge to Section 230

The United States’ 1996 Communications Decency Act (CDA) Section 230 has worked very well in the intervening years to enable the development and rise of social media and tech giants as legally unencumbered platforms when it comes to publishing third-party user content.

That’s what’s allowed the shape and the face of the internet as we know it today — but also the unprecedented rise in terms of the influence wielded by some of these companies, like Google, Facebook, Apple, and others.

Section 230 protections are currently some of the most debated issues in the political realm, exploring Big Tech’s legal status in the US. MLex, a site looking into market regulatory news, reports about a new challenge here.

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

The Virginia Gun Rights Conflict: Best and Worst Case Scenarios

In my article ‘Trump Impeachment And The Civil War Scenario’, I warned that conservatives and leftists are being pushed to the brink of a shooting war using various methods of social manipulation and 4th Gen warfare and that this conflict, if dictated by gatekeepers of the false Left/Right paradigm, would only benefit establishment elites in the long run. Internal division among the public is designed to keep us at each other’s throats while losing focus on the real enemies.

Hardline Democrats and the social justice cult are merely a symptom of the disease, they are not the source of the disease. However, I also acknowledge that the rift between conservatives and the political left has become so extreme that reconciliation is almost impossible. War might be unavoidable, and the globalists love it. If they can pretend like they had nothing to do with creating tensions, and if conservatives are so blinded by anger against Democrats that they refuse to admit that some of their own political leaders (including Trump) have been co-opted, the elites win.

The danger in any civil war is that BOTH sides end up being manipulated and controlled and that the situation is maneuvered towards an outcome that only serves the interests of a select few.

Virginia may be a testbed, a trial run for a nationwide conflagration, and if it does hit a point where state officials compel a violent response from the citizenry, then it is important that liberty advocates remain vigilant and steer clear of incompetent or controlled leaders.

It is also important that they remember there is a much larger agenda at play here; the Democrats may be useful idiots fueling that agenda, but most of them are oblivious to their role. Our fight is not with the Democrats, our fight is with the globalists that influence them; the same globalists that are trying to influence us.

Leftists argue that sanctuary county resolutions are “purely symbolic” and have no force of law behind them.

This is a rather naive (perhaps deliberately naive) position, as it ignores the fundamentals. The force of law is either compelled by conscience, or it is compelled by violence. The law itself is meaningless without these two factors. If groups of citizens choose not to follow a law because they find it morally reprehensible, there is nothing the state can do except try to frighten them into compliance with the threat of violence. The concept of law by itself has no energy and claiming that something is “right” because it is now “law” is not a valid argument.

In the case of anti-gun laws in Virginia, the VAST majority of counties in the state and the people in those counties have made it clear that they will not comply. The leftists have completely ignored this fact by simply saying “They have to comply because the law says so…” This is the type of attitude that leads to war.

Leftists argue that state laws supersede county authority and there is no legal standing for sanctuary resolutions.

The problem with this argument is that it ignores the fact that constitutional protections provided by the Bill of Rights supersede ALL other laws. It does not matter if attempts are being made by state governments or the federal government to degrade constitutional rights, the people are empowered to refuse and fight against ANY laws which violate constitutional rights.

[Comment: Recommended reading; a good explantion of the situation in Virginia.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Tucker Carlson Calling Out Virginia Democrats Seeking to Shut Down the 2a and Disarm the Population

“Are people going to go along with this and just sit back and let a constitutional right evaporate, or is there going to be some pushback?”

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Yes, It’s True, They’re Crazy

When you receive the queen of spades in a game of hearts, it pretty much dashes your hopes for that hand. Among hearts players, the queen of spades is nicknamed “Greta.” That nickname has lately become shockingly appropriate.

Anointed by the Far Left Crazy as Scold O’ The World, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg has issued a set of “demands” to the elite globalists who are getting ready to board their private jets and head to Davos for the World Economic Forum.

She’s more than just some goofy kid babbling about things she doesn’t understand. She’s Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. They trotted her out a few months ago to scold world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly. She’s the new voice of Climate Change hysteria, and somebody is making sure she stays on center stage.

We need to quote from her at some length to display just how crazy the Far Left Crazy is.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

YouTube Removes Pro-Trump T-Shirts From Creator Merch Shelves, Says They Violate Community Guidelines

YouTube has started removing pro-Trump t-shirts from the merch shelves of several prominent YouTubers and is telling creators that these shirts violate its community guidelines.

Popular conservative commentator Mark Dice, who has 1.53 million subscribers on his channel, said: “YouTube has banned every one of my pro-Trump custom design t-shirts from appearing in the merch shelf below my videos.”

YouTube told Dice that the shirts aren’t available anymore because “they don’t comply with community guidelines.”

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

YouTube Censors Anti-Nazi Documentary Prelude to War

At present, it is impossible to moderate all the content that exists on the large multimedia platforms, as it has been seen repeatedly on YouTube, who have removed videos that do not seem to break the rules of the site — the most recent case being the film “Prelude to War” by the filmmaker Frank Capra.

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

Ford Creates Scholarships to Honour Plane Crash Victims of ‘Evil Regime’ of Iran

Premier Doug Ford announced on Thursday that new scholarships would be provided in honour of the 57 Canadians who lost their lives on Ukrainian International Airlines flight 752. Ford called the leadership in Iran a “ruthless, evil regime.”

“Innocent lives got shot down by a ruthless, careless Iranian regime,” said Ford in a report by the Toronto Sun. “I want to send a message—and it may not get over there—I support the (anti-government) protesters that are out there. We believe in democracy here in Canada and we’d like to see nothing less than democracy in Iran.”

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

British Police Failed to Stop Muslim Grooming Gang Due to Fears Over “Community Tensions”

British police in Manchester failed to stop dozens of girls being sexually abused by a network of Pakistani men despite knowing it was happening due to fears over creating “community tensions.”

In yet another grooming scandal involving predominately Pakistani men sexually abusing mainly white girls, a new report reveals that Greater Manchester Police “failed to take appropriate action more than 15 years ago, despite getting details of nearly 100 “persons of interest” who were using takeout restaurants as a base to rape and abuse children in care between the ages of 11 and 17” and despite the fact that the culprits were operating “in plain sight.”

All the victims were “young white females” aged 11-17 while all the perpetrators were “almost exclusively Asian adult males, many of whom are associated via the Asian restaurant trade,” according to the report.

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

‘Co-Operation Morphed Into Domination’ — EU ‘Superstate’ Told to Learn Brexit Lessons

Brexit Party MEP Anne Widdecombe has warned Eurocrats to “learn the lessons” from Brexit and scale back on federalism, or else the European Union will not survive.

Addressing fellow MEPs and senior EU bureaucrats in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Wednesday, Ms Widdecombe said: “The European Union started with six countries. The vision then was that it would be a loose alliance of sovereign nations in a trading agreement with some sort of political co-operation with a totally noble ideal that that would somehow promote peace.

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

France: Police Arrest Man for Desecrating Church With Islamic Qur’an Verses

Police in the French city of Toulouse have arrested a man in connection to a church desecration in which verses from the Islamic Qur’an were written on the walls of the church.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

France: Le Pen to Run for President Again in 2022

French leader of the far-right National Rally party, Marine Le Pen, announced on Thursday that she plans to run for the French presidential elections in 2022. Le Pen made it to the second round of French elections in 2017 with 34 percent of the votes, but lost against to Emmanuel Macron. Her party received 23 percent support at last year’s European elections.

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

Germany: Berlin: Transwoman Gets Into Brawl After Assaulting Hijab-Wearing Woman

A video showing a transwoman attacking a woman wearing a hijab in Berlin has gone viral with claims that the attacker also comes from a migrant background.

The video, which was uploaded to YouTube on January 11th and entitled “Culture Fight in Berlin —Transwoman against Arab”, is said to have originally been posted to social media platform Twitter under the hashtag “Kopftuch” — German for headscarf — according to the user who uploaded the video.

The video shows the transwoman shouting in a language that is not German and attempting to rip off the hijab of a Muslim woman walking away from them.

The transwoman is then confronted by a group of young men and they begin to brawl on the street. In a second clip, labelled “movie 2”, the transwoman berates a man inside a hair salon from the outside before eventually walking off.

According to German theologian David Berger, who runs the blog Philosophia Perennis, the transwoman is speaking Arabic in the video and likely comes from a Syrian, Lebanese, or Palestinian background.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Germany: Leftists Try to Shut Down Screening of Climate Change Sceptic Film

A group of far-left extremists attempted to shut down the screening of a climate change critical film at the offices of the populist Alternative For Germany, vandalising the area in front of the building with climate activist slogans.

The film, titled Myth of the Climate Catastrophe, was screened at the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party office in Schwerin earlier this week, but was met with protest from left-wing extremists who spray-painted climate activist slogans in the early morning before the screening, Schwerin Lokal reports.

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

Ireland Declares it is ‘On Team EU’, Wants UK to Obey EU Rules Post-Brexit

Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar has declared that Ireland is “on team EU” and thanked the bloc for its “solidarity” while telling its British neighbours they must agree to abide by Brussels’ anti-competitive “level playing field” rules after Brexit to secure a trade deal.

The Irish prime minister — or taoiseach — made the comments during a press conference with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen in Dublin on Wednesday.

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

MEPs Adopt Call for Action on Hungary and Poland

In a resolution adopted by 446 votes to 178, with 41 abstentions, MEPs called for EU states to act on Poland and Hungary for breaking EU rules and values under the Article 7 procedure. MEPs said the situation in both countries has deteriorated since triggering the sanctions procedure. A large majority of centre-right EPP lawmakers supported the resolutions, despite Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party being a suspended member of EPP.

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

Now it’s D.C. Firefighters Who Are ‘Racists’ For Playing the Circle Game

Over the past year, the OK sign has suddenly become a symbol of white power. I know this because the media keeps telling me so. A Chicago Cubs fan was banned from Wrigley Field for life for doing it. British actor and staunch liberal Stephen Frywas accused of white supremacy for doing it. Most recently, it was some West Point cadets. It didn’t matter that it was dumb and crazy to call somebody a racist for making a circle with their thumb and forefinger. People needed something to be angry about. Something to click on to escape the emptiness in their souls.

Less than a month later, now we’re back to this foolishness.

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

Orban: Austria Natural Partner of V4

Austria is a “natural partner” of Hungary and the Visegrad Group, and they can cooperate in many areas, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said at a news conference in Prague after a summit of the leaders of the V4 countries and Austria on Thursday.

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

UK: Brexiteer MP Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Have Big Ben Bong for Brexit

Conservative MP Mark Francois has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise the £500,000 needed to restore the bong to Big Ben for Brexit.

The deputy chairman of the European Research Group (ERG) wrote on BrexitCentral that in order to ensure the work to restore to clapper is completed in time to mark 11 p.m. on January 31st, 2020, the public would need to hit the fundraising target by this weekend.

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UK: May’s Brexit Negotiator Olly Robbins Handed a Knighthood

Former Prime Minister Theresa May’s adviser Oliver Robbins has been handed a knighthood, despite the Brexit deal he assisted crafting being rejected three times in the House of Commons.

Prince William knighted the former Brexit negotiator a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George for his supposed public service on Tuesday. Mrs May had named the civil servant in her resignation honours list late last year.

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Iranian Military Now Claims US ‘Cyberattack’ Brought Down Passenger Plane

As new video shows 2nd missile striking plane, Iran blames “enemy sabotage”

The Iranian military is now blaming the US (again) for the downing of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752, after it admitted that IRGC commanders shot the plane out of the sky last week, and in the wake of a new video emerging showing a SECOND missile was fired at the civilian airliner.

Iran Guardian Council chairman Ahmad Jannati stated Wednesday that “enemy sabotage” cannot be ruled out, while Brigadier General Ali Abdollahi directly suggested that US military forces hacked Iran’s radar systems to make it appear that the airliner, containing 176 people, was an incoming missile.

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Alien-Like Coral Discovered in Japan’s Toba City Recognized as New Species

On December 17, 2019, the Toba Aquarium in Toba City, Mie prefecture announced that a Zoantharia coral raised at the aquarium has been recognized as a new species.

The Japanese name of the new creature is Yadokari (hermit crab) Sunaginchaku (Zoantharia, or sand creeplet). The new species has been given the academic name “Epizoanthus xenomorphoideus,” seeing that it is shaped like “Xenomorph,” an extraterrestrial living organism that attacks human faces in the sci-fi flick, Alien (1979).

In December, a thesis published in a British science magazine made the discovery official.

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60 Minutes Australia Shows How ‘Former’ Mossad Agents Worked to Shut Down Harvey Weinstein Story

60 Minutes Australia released a short documentary Tuesday on YouTube showing how “former” Israeli Mossad agents worked on behalf of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein to allegedly spy on and intimidate his accusers into silence.

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Hundreds of Thousands of Germans Leave Home in Years Since Migrant Crisis

Hundreds of thousands of German citizens have left the country in the three years since the height of the 2015 migrant crisis, according to statistics from the German federal government’s newly-released 2018 migration report.

From 2005 to 2015, the year of the migrant crisis, Germany saw an average negative emigrant balance — the total number of German nationals leaving against those returning to the country — of around 39,000 but that number has ballooned in recent years to nearly 100,000 per year from 2016 to 2018, Die Welt reports.

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Illegal Alien Crossings Down an Extraordinary 78 Percent

Donald Trump’s policies to deal with the crisis on our southern border are working as intended. Mark Morgan, acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner, says that daily apprehensions of illegal aliens have fallen from about 4,000 at the height of the crisis to around 1,300 now. What’s more, the 21-day average is less than 1,000 — a 78 percent drop over the last year.

No one element of the policy appears to be responsible for its success.

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Italy Reopens Ports to Migrants, Looks at Increasing Migrant Programme Funding

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has granted two migrant transport NGOs permission to drop migrants off in Italian ports as the country looks at renewing funds for a migrant agency previously defunded by Matteo Salvini.

The Italian leader granted port access to the Sea Watch 3 vessel with 119 migrants on board on Tuesday, with the vessel docking at the port of Taranto, while the port of Messina is expected to receive a vessel from the Spanish NGO Open Arms, Il Giornale reports.

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UK: Suspected Migrants Leave Fruit and Veg Strewn Across the Road as They Jump Out of a Lorry to Spark Police Helicopter Hunt That Ends in Four Arrests

Suspected migrants were spotted jumping out of the back of a lorry that left wooden pallets full of fruit and vegetables strewn across a busy road.

A bystander filmed several people coming out of the HGV in North Petherton on the A38, Somerset, at 8.15pm last night.

Four arrests were made on immigration offences after a huge police operation was launched and a helicopter was scrambled in the hunt for the suspected stowaways.

Eyewitness Ellie Miller, who drove past the stopped lorry, told ITN News that its back doors were wide open and the stock inside appeared to have been knocked over.

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45-Year-Old Man Caught With Child Pornography Says He Identifies as an 8-Year-Old Girl

A 45-year-old man caught with child pornography had a novel defense in court; he claimed he identified as an 8-year-old girl.

Facing up to 20 years in prison, Joseph Gobrick told a judge in Michigan that he had a First Amendment right to view child porn on his computer and that he was in fact an 8-year-old girl, so it didn’t matter anyway.

“I’ve always been an 8-year-old girl, and even in my drawings and fantasies I’m always an 8-year-old girl,” said Gobrick.

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Jessica Yaniv Accuses Post Millennial Reporter of Sexual Assault in Courthouse

Notorious trans rights activist and alleged child sex predator Jessica Yaniv has made yet another dubious claim. This time, Yaniv has accused The Post Millennial’s Amy Eileen Hamm of sexual assault.

In a post to Twitter late Wednesday night, Yaniv accused Hamm of misconduct at a British Columbia courthouse. The misconduct would have taken place while Yaniv was appearing in court on weapons charges.

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Middle Schooler Threatened With Suspension Over ‘Virginity Rocks’ Sweatshirt

A middle schooler who wore a sweatshirt featuring the words ‘Virginity Rocks’ said administrators threatened him with suspension if he wore it again.

Seventh-grader Londyn Piglowski said he was told by his social studies teacher to turn the hoodie inside out or take it off “or else they would have to take action.”

The Wentzville School District dress code prohibits clothing that promotes “immoral, illegal, sexual or violent behavior,” none of which applies to Piglowski’s sweatshirt.

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Watch List: 260 Million Christians Experience ‘High Levels of Persecution’

Christian persecution around the globe reached an unprecedented level at the end of 2019, with over 260 million Christians facing “high levels of persecution,” Open Doors revealed Wednesday.

In its World Watch List 2020, Open Doors notes that one in 8 believers around the world suffers serious levels of persecution, while providing an in-depth look at the 50 countries where it is most dangerous to be a Christian.

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12 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/16/2020

  1. “The number of ethnic Germans emigrating from Germany has increased dramatically since the Great Migration Crisis of 2015. It is estimated that the annual number of Germans fleeing the country has increased by 150%.”
    I really don’t like this kind of news, because fleeing doesn’t solve the problem!
    And it might make it worse in their host countries if they receive the right to vote and promote the liberal stuff that’s driven Germany into the pile.
    The proper way to go about things, in my opinion anyway, is to admit they’ve been wrong, change their opinion on migration and teach their friends and neighbours the truth. That’s the only way to eventually vote in someone like the AfD, who WILL focus on solving the problem.
    Eventually pick up some martial arts, self defense course or arms if there’s a need to protect yourself. Or move to rural areas where it’s still pretty calm. The job might be physically harder, but land work is so much more rewarding than office jobs anyway.

  2. “France: Le Pen to Run for President Again in 2022”
    Great news!
    Just make sure there are enough ballots this time!
    Best of luck to the French!

  3. Hundreds of Thousands of Germans Leave Home … Since Migrant Crisis

    The big jump in 2016 largely reflects an accounting change. The numbers before then only counted emigrants who had bothered to de-register from Germany.

    It would be quite hard for all those people to change their work and living arrangements right after the great influx. Ending an indefinite contract, for example, typically needs at least three months notice plus the rest of the current month; a yearly contract usually needs 3 to 12- months before the end of the current year, but often provides a prorated credit if you move out of area. It also took the authorities many months to diffuse the influx among the indigenous population and they could begin to really savor the change.

    That is the good news behind the sudden jump in the emigration statistics. The bad news is that Germany’s brain drain has been worse and gone on for much longer than many had realized.

    • I am sorry, my editing was a bit hasty. I should have been more clear and written:

      “… It also took the authorities many months to diffuse the influx among the indigenous population, and only then could the locals begin to really savor the change….”

  4. A terrible indictment against the British Police Force for not stopping the appalling Grooming Gangs irrespective of Community tensions-many young lives ruined asa result-The Police Force as much as the Government are to blame for those heinous crimes. As an Englisman whose ancestry goes back many centuries, I am so very sad to see my nation allow itself to be manipulated and driven into subjugation by the controlling force of the European Courts of Justice who must share a blame for terrible manipulation of so many young females. What is the future to hold? Can we face the real problem with guts to eliminate the evil that stalks our streets.

  5. San Fran Nan thinks she will be president of a fading banana republic worldwide laughingstock.
    Meanwhile San Francisco is a big steaming pile of socialist FAIL.
    The comrades are so cute in their quest for the Great Leap Forward II.
    Those “speshul” pens cost more than some comrades make all year.
    The government needs to do something about this inequality. Forward!

  6. I have been reading about the Muslim invasion since the 1970s. It seems we just do less and less. I imagine the near future will see the outbreak of constant bloody war bc across western Europe. It should last for at least eighty years. As the Middle East stabilises enough to take serious advantage of the pc delusion.

  7. why would any country want to take these german people into their country. these are the same people that let the destruction of germany happen. they voted for the german politicians that brought the colonists to germany. let them stay in germany and solve their own problems. they will vote for the same things in your country that they voted for in germany. god save the dole!

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