Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/18/2020

Tommy Robinson was given the Sappho Award for Free Speech in a ceremony at the Free Press Society in Copenhagen. Antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrated outside the venue, but were restrained by police.

In other news, protests have erupted in Ireland and Germany against EU environmental regulations, with farmers shutting down major roads with their tractors.

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Thanks to JD, Reader from Chicago, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

Financial Crisis
» The Federal Reserve Just Admitted to Fueling the Asset Bubble!
 
USA
» $19,500 Raised in One Day for Target Employee Shamed by Lunatic Journalist
» A Century of Democrat Socialism
» AOC is ‘Stressed’ About Having Kids — I’m Stressed About AOC Having Kids Too
» Bernie Sanders Was in a Party That Supported Iran During Hostage Crisis
» Harvard’s Insane Plan to Rewrite Constitution, Eliminate Electoral College
» Harvard Releases Radical Proposal to Fix America’s Democracy That Divides Washington D.C. Into 127 New States, Adding Enough Votes in Congress to Rewrite the Constitution and Eliminate the Electoral College
» High School Student Threatened With Hate Crime Charge Over InfoWars “OK” Baseball Cap
» How an Israeli Spy-Linked Tech Firm Gained Access to the US Gov’t’s Most Classified Networks
» Lou Dobbs: How Can Any Christian With Any Conscience Ever Vote for a Democrat Again?
» Opening Blind Eyes to the Truth About Sex-Trafficking in America
» Pelosi’s Pen Not Mightier Than Trump’s Sword
» Pence Says Impeachment Backfiring on Democrats: ‘The Real Verdict Will be in the Fall of 2020’
» Pentagon to Soon Resume Saudi Training Halted After Base Shooting
» President Trump: Virginia Proves Again Democrats ‘Will Take Your Guns’
» Red Flag Nation: Anti-Gun Laws, Sanctuary Cities and the Second Amendment
» Seven Times the GAO Found the Obama Administration Violated Federal Law
» The FBI Wants to Treat Carter Page Warrant Mistakes Like Training Problems. A Court Adviser Says That’s Not Enough.
» The United Nations Job Application That Should Alarm Everyone! Why is the United Nations Looking for “Disarmament Officers” In the U.S.?
» Twitter Mistakenly Suspends and Later Reinstates Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan
» Twitter Blue Checkmarks Tried to Mock Trump’s Space Force Uniforms—it Backfired
» Virginia Governor Declares “State of Emergency” Ahead of Human Rights Rally
 
Canada
» There’s Snow Escape: Newfoundlanders Share Images and Videos of Massive Blizzard
 
Europe and the EU
» Boeing is Totally Screwed as Orders Plunge and Customers Switch to Airbus
» Chancellor Tells UK Businesses There Will be No Alignment With EU Rules
» Cops Get Involved When Ezra Visits the Antifa, BLM Protest Outside Tommy Robinson Event in Denmark
» Delingpole: David ‘Greta of the Third Age’ Attenborough Launches BBC’s Climate Bedwetting Blitzkrieg
» Denmark: Tommy Robinson Accepts Free Speech Award: “This is My Opportunity to Disgrace the Media, To Prove the Media’s Lying!”
» EU Lays Out 1 Trillion-Euro Plan to Support Green Deal
» EU on Alert: Protests Break Out in Germany and Ireland Amid Anger at Brussels Regulations
» Eurocrat Verhofstadt Claims ‘Young Generation’ Will Force UK to Rejoin EU
» France: Protesters Mar Macron’s Paris Theater Date With Wife in Clashes With Police
» Harry and Meghan’s UK Home Closing, Signalling Long-Term Move to Canada: Report
» Hitching a Ride With Tommy Robinson in Denmark: We’re Giving Away Our Freedoms
» Muslim Deceit and the Burden of Proof
» Nearly One-in-Five French Newborn Boys Have Muslim or Arabic First Names
» Salvini’s Return? A Regional Vote in Italy Risks Further Chaos in Rome
» Swedish Police Chief: Despite Full Prisons, Shootings Remain High
» Tommy Robinson’s Acceptance Speech at Free Press Society Award Ceremony in Denmark
» UK: BetFred Betting Tycoons ‘Are Making a Fortune’ From Gambling Addiction Services Paid for by Taxpayers
» UK: Boris Announces Brexit Day Bash — But No Big Ben Bong
» UK: Boris Could Start Trade Negotiations With U.S. Before EU: Report
» UK: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Still Call Themselves ‘Their Royal Highnesses’…
» UK: Samantha Markle Blames Her Sister for the Sussexes’ Decision to Quit Royal Life and Calls it a ‘Gross Breach of Duty’
» UK: Watch: ‘Will This Kill My Career?’ Actor Laurence Fox Comes Out as Pro-Trump!
 
South Asia
» India Summons Pak Official, Lodges Protest Over Abduction of 3 Hindu Girls
 
Far East
» New SARS-Like Virus May be Spreading Outside China
 
Immigration
» Harrowing Video Shows Group of Migrants Try to Storm Mexican Border
» Women Quitting Jobs in Swedish No-Go Area Mall Due to Harassment From Migrant Men
 
Culture Wars
» Catholic League: Trump is ‘Most Religion-Friendly President in the Modern Era’
» Conservative Group Has Enough, Sues New Jersey School Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Policies
» Made to Order Colorado Birth Certificates
» Media Outlets Use Flawed Study From Climate Activists to Push for More YouTube Demonetization
» Pope Francis: Right to Life is ‘Preeminent’ Social and Political Issue
» SPLC Says YouTube’s Controversial “Hate Speech” Rules Were Introduced in Response to Its Advocacy
» The Homosexual Left’s New Crusade: Normalizing Adult-Child Sex
» The Rise of Pedophiles on Social Media — Video Report
» UK: The Rape of Men — Sinaga, Jezebel and the Feminists
 
General
» Only Check Email When You Have Time to Respond
 

The Federal Reserve Just Admitted to Fueling the Asset Bubble!

The central bank is finally admitting what most of us have known for some time now. The Fed is fueling the asset bubble and pumping a lot of money into a “booming” economy. As Bloomberg’s Richard Breslow details in today’s note, the worst kept secret in the financial world is now not only accepted orthodoxy but finally being discussed openly by, at least some, authorities.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

$19,500 Raised in One Day for Target Employee Shamed by Lunatic Journalist

Some stories do have happy endings. Yesterday, we reported on journalist David Leavitt’s mean spirited attempt to shame an innocent Target employee over a mislabelled toothbrush. He even went so far as to call the police because the electric toothbrush wasn’t $0.01.

Well, shortly after the viral moment, Twitter user and notorious meme-maker @CarpeDonktum decided to set up a GoFundMe page to give the Target employee, Tori, a much-needed vacation.

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

A Century of Democrat Socialism

There is a direct line of identity from the Socialist Party of 1912 through the Progressive Party of 1948 through the Socialist Platform of 2018 to the left-wing candidates.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

AOC is ‘Stressed’ About Having Kids — I’m Stressed About AOC Having Kids Too

Anyone who follows my writing knows I’m not at all a fan of AOC. Her ignorance and blatant stupidity combined with being one of the supposed leaders in this country sets my teeth on edge and then some.

TMZ asked AOC about the fires raging in Australia, and of course she took the opportunity to expound on climate change (a hoax) and then bash President Trump.

AOC also had some comments about having children:…

With people like AOC (and the Squad), Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, etc. — there will never be a stable and healthy world, let alone a stable and healthy U.S. How can the U.S. be “stable” when idiots like AOC and company pursue wild fantasies that cost more money then there is in circulation today?

How is the U.S. supposed to be healthy and stable when AOC and the Democrats only focus is on destroying the President of the United States while simultaneouslyignoring criminal behavior in members of their own party?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Bernie Sanders Was in a Party That Supported Iran During Hostage Crisis

Pulley often condemned “[US President Jimmy] Carter’s war drive against the Iranian people,” claiming the US “was on the brink of war with Iran.”

While a majority of Americans stood firmly for the hostages and against their kidnappers, the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), a self-proclaimed Trotskyist revolutionary party, took the opposite position and insisted that the hostages were CIA agents, according to the Daily Beast.

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined SWP in 1980 and served as a presidential elector in Vermont, advocating for the party’s candidates who ran on a platform that defended Iran’s keeping the hostages, the website reported. At a rally, SWP’s presidential candidate Andrew Pulley condemned “anti-Iranian hysteria around the US hostages.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Harvard’s Insane Plan to Rewrite Constitution, Eliminate Electoral College

Democrat academics want to divide Washington D.C. into 127 new states

Researchers at the Harvard Law Review have released an extreme proposal suggesting Congress passes legislation turning Washington D.C.’s 127 neighborhoods into new states in order to allow Democrats to ratify the Constitution and get rid of the Electoral College.

“Congress should pass legislation reducing the size of Washington, D.C., to an area encompassing only a few core federal buildings and then admit the rest of the District’s 127 neighborhoods,” the paper states.

Because Washington D.C. is not technically a state, it would be easier to create new states from its neighborhoods rather than splitting up existing states.

Plus, “every measurable subdivision of D.C. voted overwhelmingly for the Democratic party in the 2016 election.”

Since every state is represented by two Senators under current law, the 127 new states would provide Democrats with enough manpower to essentially run the country.

The main focus of the proposal is to upend the Electoral College, a target of the left ever since Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, but lost the election in 2016.

The Harvard paper complains that states care too much about their constituents instead of the country as a whole.

“States do not have interests independent of the people who live in them, so equal numbers of people ought to be entitled to an equal number of representatives,” researchers argue.

However, the Founding Fathers understood this issue very well and it is why they established the Electoral College in the first place.

The idea is that America is Republic, not a Democracy, and that megacities like modern-day New York and Los Angeles do not get to control what takes place in rural America.

The modern left’s war on free speech, gun rights, private property and other basic freedoms proves they could care less about the Constitution or America’s Founding Fathers.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Harvard Releases Radical Proposal to Fix America’s Democracy That Divides Washington D.C. Into 127 New States, Adding Enough Votes in Congress to Rewrite the Constitution and Eliminate the Electoral College

Harvard has released a radical proposal to fix America’s broken democracy.

Researchers suggest Congress needs to pass legislation reducing the size of Washington, D.C. to just a few core federal buildings and declaring its 127 neighborhoods as states.

These new states would add enough votes for Congress to rewrite the Constitution in a way that ‘every vote counts equally’ by ratifying four amendments.

The plan entails equal representation in both the Senate and the House, replacing the Electoral College with a popular vote and modifying ‘the Constitution’s amendment process that would ensure future amendments are ratified by states representing most Americans.’

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

High School Student Threatened With Hate Crime Charge Over InfoWars “OK” Baseball Cap

‘Constitution has no place in schools,’ school officials reportedly told parent.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

How an Israeli Spy-Linked Tech Firm Gained Access to the US Gov’t’s Most Classified Networks

Earlier this month, MintPress News reported on the simulations for the U.S. 2020 election organized by the company Cybereason, a firm led by former members of Israel’s military intelligence Unit 8200 and advised by former top and current officials in both Israeli military intelligence and the CIA. Those simulations, attended by federal officials from the FBI, DHS and the U.S. Secret Service, ended in disaster, with the elections ultimately canceled and martial law declared due to the chaos created by a group of hackers led by Cybereason employees.

The first installment of this three part series delved deeply into Cybereason’s ties to the intelligence community of Israel and also other agencies, including the CIA, as well as the fact that Cybereason stood to gain little financially from the simulations given that their software could not have prevented the attacks waged against the U.S.’ electoral infrastructure in the exercise.

Also noted was the fact that Cybereason software could be potentially used as a backdoor by unauthorized actors, a possibility strengthened by the fact that the company’s co-founders all previously worked for firms that have a history of placing backdoors into U.S. telecommunications and electronic infrastructure as well as aggressive espionage targeting U.S. federal agencies.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Lou Dobbs: How Can Any Christian With Any Conscience Ever Vote for a Democrat Again?

America’s Right to Pray. @robertjeffress praises @realDonaldTrump’s courageousness in helping to preserve religious liberty. #AmericaFirst #MAGA #Dobbs

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Opening Blind Eyes to the Truth About Sex-Trafficking in America

While there is much to celebrate at the beginning of 2020 and during January — the National Human Trafficking Awareness Month — there is an overarching problem that has yet to be resolved. The “blind eye” problem remains an issue: people still don’t see what is happening right under their noses. Many Americans still think the issue of human-trafficking is other nations’ problem. Far too many people fail to see that trafficking victims exist in plain sight. They don’t realize that there are many children under 18 right here in the United States who are prime sex-trafficking victims. Many people are unaware that boys as well as girls are victims of sex-trafficking. Few people know that the National Human Trafficking Hotline receives an average of 150 calls per day.

Let’s begin with some basic information. Human trafficking is big business. According to the Polaris Project, one of the outstanding anti-trafficking organizations in America, trafficking is a “multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 24.9 million people around the world.” In 2014, forced sexual labor was estimated to be at $99 billion worldwide, with the highest profits in developed countries. It has been called “Modern Day Slavery” because traffickers buy and sell women — over and over again, until the girl is used up and discarded. Numbers are thrown around carelessly, but we have some concrete numbers from Polaris. In 2018, Polaris worked with 10,949 cases through its National Human Trafficking Hotline. The people there estimate that those cases “involved 23,078 individual survivors with 5,859 potential traffickers and 1,905 trafficking businesses.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Pelosi’s Pen Not Mightier Than Trump’s Sword

One hates to think that the reason Nancy Pelosi delayed delivery of the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate for trial was that her order for commemorative pens hadn’t come in yet. What’s a somber occasion like an impeachment without a commemorative pen? Don’t forget to pose for pictures with a smiling Pelosi on the way to the after party, And for a mere $19.99 donation to the DNC you can get a framed copy of the gibberish convicted Lev Parnas scribbled on a hotel notepad, part of the “additional evidence” in the smoke-and-mirrors drama Democrats hope to make into a mini-series.

Lev Parnas is the latest in a series of lying felons used by Democrats to slime President Trump in vain and follows in the proud tradition of Michael Cohen and Michael Avenatti. Each time one of these clowns is introduced, we are told that this is Trump’s swan song, that the walls are closing in. Parnas is a lawbreaker like Cohen and Avenatti who hopes to get a better deal in exchange for more lies.

The Democrats want to call him as a witness in the Senate even though they could have and didn’t in the House. Maybe they already had too many hearsay witnesses with no direct knowledge of the Ukraine phone call to use one that could have testified in his orange jumpsuit.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Pence Says Impeachment Backfiring on Democrats: ‘The Real Verdict Will be in the Fall of 2020’

Heading into the Senate trial and asked what he and Trump are looking for from it, Pence laid out how he believes the impeachment case is weak against Trump, and the American people see through it.

“Everywhere I go across this country, the American people see what’s going on here,” Pence said. “For the last three years, Democrats have been trying to overturn the will of the American people in the 2016 election. First it was the Mueller investigation, Russia collusion, then we found out no collusion, no obstruction—case closed. Then we moved on to a controversy over a telephone call. The American people can read the transcript for themselves and see the president did nothing wrong. There was no quid pro quo. The aid was released. And yet Democrats just continued in their headlong rush to impeach the president, and I think the American people see through it. We know the Senate will do its work, and the president will be acquitted.”

Pence then said he thinks there will be serious consequences for the Democrats who pushed this attack on the president, as he believes the American people will resoundingly re-elect President Trump in November, and he hopes Trump will continue to have a GOP Senate majority and a renewed House GOP majority with which to govern.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Pentagon to Soon Resume Saudi Training Halted After Base Shooting

US training for more than 800 Saudi Arabian military students could be restarted “in the coming days,” the Pentagon said Thursday, nearly six weeks after a shooting by one Saudi trainee killed three sailors at a Florida base.

The Pentagon had stopped all flight and field training for the approximately 850 Saudi students amid fears that others may have known about or been involved in the shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. Classroom training has continued.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

President Trump: Virginia Proves Again Democrats ‘Will Take Your Guns’

Virginia Democrats started this week intent on passing legislation allowing a total ban on the ownership of AR-15s and similar guns.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Red Flag Nation: Anti-Gun Laws, Sanctuary Cities and the Second Amendment

We never learn.

In the right (or wrong) hands, benevolent plans can easily be put to malevolent purposes.

Even the most well-intentioned government law or program can be—and has been—perverted, corrupted and used to advance illegitimate purposes once profit and power are added to the equation.

The war on terror, the war on drugs, the war on illegal immigration, asset forfeiture schemes, road safety schemes, school safety schemes, eminent domain: all of these programs started out as legitimate responses to pressing concerns and have since become weapons of compliance and control in the police state’s hands.

Mark my words: gun control legislation, especially in the form of red flag gun laws, which allow the police to remove guns from people suspected of being threats, will only add to the government’s power.

These laws, growing in popularity as a legislative means by which to seize guns from individuals viewed as a danger to themselves or others, are yet another Trojan Horse, a stealth maneuver by the police state to gain greater power over an unsuspecting and largely gullible populace.

[Comment: Recommended reading. Americans, never relinquish your 2nd Amendment rights.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Seven Times the GAO Found the Obama Administration Violated Federal Law

If a mere GAO finding is sufficient to justify impeachment, then President Barack Obama ought to have been impeached at least seven times over for each of the following cases in which the GAO found that the Obama administration had violated federal law.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The FBI Wants to Treat Carter Page Warrant Mistakes Like Training Problems. A Court Adviser Says That’s Not Enough.

The FBI’s newly released plans to avoid mistakes when seeking permission to wiretap and surveil American citizens is insufficient, according to an expert brought in to advise the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC).

In December, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Justice released a report showing significant problems with the warrants that the FBI submitted to FISC in order to secretly wiretap Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. While the OIG’s report concluded that the agency was justified in investigating whether Page was unduly influenced by his connections with the Russian government, it also determined that the FBI withheld important details from the FISC that might have influenced its decision to grant these warrants. These omissions were not in Page’s favor, and ultimately the OIG found 17 different errors or omissions in the warrant requests, some of which were not corrected in subsequent applications.

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

The United Nations Job Application That Should Alarm Everyone! Why is the United Nations Looking for “Disarmament Officers” In the U.S.?

Jason takes a look at the job listing and why the language is extremely concerning.

Click the link below to read the job description. This is the link explaining what a DDR officer is and where they are doing it. (peacekeeping.un.org/en/disarmament-demobilization-and-reintegration )

It sure looks like all those crazy conspiracy theorists were right. When will people realize that no other human has the right to own you or use force against you?

Oh, and the Department of Peace Operations? Nothing says peace like using force and violence to disarm innocent people so they can no longer defend themselves against the increasing levels of tyranny.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Twitter Mistakenly Suspends and Later Reinstates Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan

Twitter mistakenly suspended and later reinstated the account of Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, on Saturday.

On Saturday morning, Farrakhan’s Twitter timeline disappeared and was replaced with a message saying his account had been suspended for violating the Twitter rules.

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

Twitter Blue Checkmarks Tried to Mock Trump’s Space Force Uniforms—it Backfired

The United States Space Force unveiled utility uniforms for the newly established branch of the military. As the first new armed service since the establishment of the U.S. Air Force in 1947, the USSF is organized to command space-based operations as the world’s superpowers venture into the final frontier.

Naturally, with Trump Derangement Syndrome at an all time high—and with Trump being the man to have created the USSF—all the blue checkmarks on Twitter were quick to point out that there are, “no trees in space.”

The USSF’s new uniform isn’t all that new. It’s simply the current Army/Air Force uniform repurposed with U.S. Space Force nametags and patches. The reasoning behind the recycled uniform is simple: it would cost a lot of money to design a new uniform for command officers who are going to be working with their joint counterparts on the ground.

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

Virginia Governor Declares “State of Emergency” Ahead of Human Rights Rally

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is declaring a state of emergency and is banning firearms and other weapons on the Capitol grounds in Richmond ahead of a gun rights demonstration planned for next week. Gun rights supporters are preparing to converge on Richmond for a lobbying day and a rally Monday morning.

Democrats, who’ve just taken over control of the Virginia legislature following the November 2019 elections, are set to pass a slate of gun control bills backed by comrade Northam.

This state of emergency declaration should serve as a wake-up call to those still stuck in the left/right paradigm.

The government of Virginia is sending people a clear message. In case you don’t know, it’s this: “We can take your rights and we will take your rights and we will use violence to do so. If you attempt to take your rights back, we will send men with guns to commit more violence and possibly kill you. We are the masters. You are the slaves. Obey.” In other words, they can do unto you anything they way and you have one choice. To obey. Anyone who thinks this is a “free country” is delusional on an unprecedented level.

But Northam said officials have heard reports of “out-of-state militia groups and hate groups planning to travel from across the country to disrupt our democratic process [of enslavement] with acts of violence.” He said they “are coming to intimidate and to cause harm,” according to a report by NPR. Funny how he can take rights whenever he feels like it, but when people get upset about being further enslaved, they are the bad guys? There is only so far you can push people, and unfortunately, Northam may have crossed that line.

Northam asked organizers of the event to “disavow” any groups who would threaten violence. So let’s get this straight. Comrade Norham will use any level of violence to enforce his new gun laws and hire men with guns to hurt people who disobey him, yet those same people are supposed to not fight back? This is exactly how democide begins…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

There’s Snow Escape: Newfoundlanders Share Images and Videos of Massive Blizzard

The massive blizzard that pummelled St. John’s NL and the surrounding area has left many Newfoundlanders stuck in their homes and worrying about how the snow will be removed.

Social media has been all abuzz about the shocking photos coming in from Newfoundland showing just how dire the situation is.

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

Boeing is Totally Screwed as Orders Plunge and Customers Switch to Airbus

Can it get any worse? Airlines turn to Europe to find the jet that gives them a future, not one that is still unsafe to fly.

New figures for Boeing’s sales in 2019 show an unprecedented plunge from 893 airplanes ordered in 2018 to just 54.

In 2019 rival Airbus sold 768 airplanes.

This means that essentially Boeing has ceded world dominance to Airbus. But behind these dismal numbers is a much more serious failure: By allowing short-term financial returns to dominate its airplane program Boeing has made the wrong bet on the future, and that means that its recovery will be long in coming…

By committing to the MAX back in 2011, it now seems clear that Boeing got both wrong. The decision to prolong the old design rather than invest in a new state-of-the-art jet (which senior engineers in Seattle were recommending), was a reaction to news that Airbus was upgrading to new engines on the A320…

It might well seem that the Boeing crisis raises questions about the company’s standards of corporate governance.

The old Boeing culture gave priority to engineering quality and safety above all other issues; the present culture, as directed from the top, was driven by how much money went to stockholders.

[Comment: That last line says it all. This is all the fault of management and bean counters.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Chancellor Tells UK Businesses There Will be No Alignment With EU Rules

Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has told businesses to prepare for the UK to diverge from EU regulations, saying “we will not be a ruletaker” after the transition period.

“There will not be alignment, we will not be a ruletaker, we will not be in the single market and we will not be in the customs union — and we will do this by the end of the year,” Mr Javid told the Financial Times in an interview published on Friday.

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

Cops Get Involved When Ezra Visits the Antifa, BLM Protest Outside Tommy Robinson Event in Denmark

Ezra Levant tries to interview the Antifa protesters outside of the Danish Parliament building in Copenhagen where Tommy Robinson was getting ready to receive his Free Press Society Sappho award for free speech.

For more videos and to help support this trip, please visit TommyPrize.com.

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

Delingpole: David ‘Greta of the Third Age’ Attenborough Launches BBC’s Climate Bedwetting Blitzkrieg

The BBC has completely lost the plot on climate change with its star enviro loon Sir David Attenborough leading the charge over the cliff edge like the wrinkliest, long-tusked male in a herd of suicidal walruses.

Attenborough’s hysterical witterings are the first salvo in what promises to be a total blitzkrieg of climate bedwetting, including Our Planet Matters — a “year-long series of special and coverage on climate change.”

Sir David Attenborough has become an embarrassment: the Greta of the Third Age.

As Ross Clark puts it in the Spectator:

The rot set in last April when he narrated a programme on climate change which used the same, tired old trick Al Gore has used: running a commentary on climate change against pictures of hurricanes, wildfires, droughts and floods, as if to plant in the viewer the idea that all these events were caused by, and therefore wouldn’t have happened without, climate change.

A reasoned analysis would put it differently: that while there is plenty of evidence that global temperatures are rising, that Arctic sea ice is retreating and the global sea levels are rising to the tune of 3mm a year, the evidence linking this to extreme weather events is somewhat tenuous.

While there is no doubt he is one of the best and most distinctive voiceover artistes on television, nothing he has done in his admittedly very long career talking in a whispery voice about animals makes him any better qualified to talk about ‘climate change’ than you or me or some random person down the pub.

As Attenborough himself told the Times (of London) last year:

“I take what other people tell me. I’m not a climate scientist.”

This is an extraordinarily damning admission from a man who yet presumes to be able to tell the world, with reverend authority, that climate change is ‘an urgent problem that has to be solved.’

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Denmark: Tommy Robinson Accepts Free Speech Award: “This is My Opportunity to Disgrace the Media, To Prove the Media’s Lying!”

Tommy Robinson has just accepted an award for his defense of free speech at the Danish parliament, and I caught up with him before he gave his remarks:

“This is my opportunity to disgrace the media, to prove the media’s lying!”

For more videos and to help support this unique coverage, please visit TommyPrize.com.

           — 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 and to help shift $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.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

EU on Alert: Protests Break Out in Germany and Ireland Amid Anger at Brussels Regulations

PROTESTS have erupted in Germany and Ireland in the last 48 hours amid fury at restrictive EU regulations on the environment and agriculture — prompting farmers to blockade main roads with tractors in both EU member-states.

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

Eurocrat Verhofstadt Claims ‘Young Generation’ Will Force UK to Rejoin EU

Guy Verhofstadt MEP is certain that a “young generation” will reverse the decision made by the 2016 referendum voters and force the UK to rejoin the EU.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Friday, the European Parliament’s Brexit coordinator said: “I think that will happen. It is difficult to say when.

“But there will be a generation, a young generation in the coming decades who will say, ‘What have we done? We want to go back.’

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

France: Protesters Mar Macron’s Paris Theater Date With Wife in Clashes With Police

ngry anti-government protesters clashed with riot police at a Paris theater where French President Emmanuel Macron was attending a performance with his wife.

The police prevented about three dozen protesters from forcing their way into the theater Friday night, where Macron and his wife Brigitte were watching “La Mouche (The Fly),” the Telegraph reported.

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

Harry and Meghan’s UK Home Closing, Signalling Long-Term Move to Canada: Report

Frogmore Cottage is reportedly being shuttered while staff have been redeployed to other roles across the Royal estates, according to reports, signalling Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will not be living in the UK in any meaningful way.

When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced last week that they would be stepping back as “senior” royals, they had said that they would split their time between North America and the United Kingdom, with the couple confirming on their website that they “will continue to use Frogmore Cottage” as their UK base.

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Hitching a Ride With Tommy Robinson in Denmark: We’re Giving Away Our Freedoms

I was walking down the road on the way to see Tommy Robinson accept his Free Press Society award for free speech and heard a honk!

For more videos and to help suppose this trip to cover the event, please visit TommyPrize.com.

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Muslim Deceit and the Burden of Proof

In his recent defense of the Islamic doctrine of taqiyya (dismantled here), Usama Hasan of the UK think tank Quilliam made the following admission:

It is true that hardened islamist terrorists, such as the Al-Qaeda & ISIS supporter Usman Khan who murdered two people at Fishmongers’ Hall [after pretending to have been “rehabilitated”], do misuse the principle of taqiyyah in order to further their cause. However, the charge that all Muslims are generally religiously obligated to lie, and do so routinely, is both dangerous and untrue.

However true this may be, it is also irrelevant. After all, how is the infidel to know which Muslim is and isn’t “misusing the principle of taqiyyah”? Moreover, why should the burden of proof be on the non-Muslim — who stands to (and often does) suffer and even die from ignoring the role of deceit in Islam — and not on the Muslim, whose religion allows deception in the first place? This is particularly so since more than a few “hardened islamist terrorists” are convinced that their creed allows them to dissimulate to their heart’s content — so long as doing so can be seen as helping further the cause of Islam.

In this, as in virtually all things Islamic, Muslims have their prophet’s example — two that are especially poignant — to turn to.

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Nearly One-in-Five French Newborn Boys Have Muslim or Arabic First Names

According to French political scientist Jérôme Fourquet, the number of newborn males with Arabic or Muslim first names has increased from just one per cent in 1960, to 19 per cent today.

Fourquet noted that the decline in the French birthrate — there were 70,000 fewer children born in 2019 than in 2014 — has led to the growth of Arabic-Muslim names among newborns. He added that “sustained migratory flows, particularly since the beginning of the 2000s”, has also contributed to the trend, Le Figaro reports.

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Salvini’s Return? A Regional Vote in Italy Risks Further Chaos in Rome

The face of anti-immigration politics in Italy could be about to make a comeback amid an election in the northeast region of Emilia-Romagna.

Matteo Salvini, head of the right-leaning Lega party, left the Italian government abruptly in the summer of 2019 after clashing with his coalition partner — the Five Star Movement (M5S), a party supportive of more social benefits. Salvini decided to put forward a motion of no confidence on the then prime minister Giuseppe Conte. His move, dubbed by critics as an attempt to govern Italy alone, led M5S to join forces with Partito Democratico (PD) — a pro-European social democratic party, averting the need for a snap election and thus stopping Salvini from potentially forming a government.

“The regional election in Emilia-Romagna on 26 January is by far the most important political event that could determine the shelf life of the government,” Wolfango Piccoli, co-president of the research firm Teneo, said in a note Friday.

The region of Emilia Romagna, which includes the emblematic city of Bologna, has traditionally supported left-leaning parties. However, polls suggest that the candidate for the anti-immigration Lega party could win the vote and give the party its ninth consecutive win in regional ballots since the last national election in 2018, according to Reuters.

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Swedish Police Chief: Despite Full Prisons, Shootings Remain High

Swedish National Police Commissioner Anders Thornberg has admitted that despite large numbers of weapons seizures and full prisons, the rate of shootings in Sweden remains high.

Thornberg, who was also formerly chief of the Swedish Security Service (Sapo), said that police must “get better at their work” to tackle the problem of gang violence, claiming that children as young as eight were running drugs and helping criminal gangs in the multicultural city of Malmo, broadcaster YLE reports.

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Tommy Robinson’s Acceptance Speech at Free Press Society Award Ceremony in Denmark

LIVE from Copenhagen, Denmark: Tommy Robinson gives a speech after accepting the Free Press Society’s 2019 Sappho award for the world’s most important defender of free speech!

For more information on the World Free Press Award and to help cover the cost of this trip to cover this event, please visit TommyPrize.com. Thank you!

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UK: BetFred Betting Tycoons ‘Are Making a Fortune’ From Gambling Addiction Services Paid for by Taxpayers

The billionaire owners of BetFred are making millions from gambling addiction services paid for by taxpayers.

Brothers Fred and Peter Done also own a company that provides counselling to staff across the public sector.

Their firm Health Assured has contracts worth at least £2.5million with dozens of NHS Trusts and councils.

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UK: Boris Announces Brexit Day Bash — But No Big Ben Bong

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office has revealed the plans to mark the UK leaving the EU at 11 pm on January 31st, 2020, but Big Ben ringing in the new era of British history is not amongst them.

On Friday, Number 10 confirmed that there will be a light display livestreamed during the count-down which will include a clock projected onto the walls of Downing Street with buildings around Whitehall being lit, as well. Union flags are to be flown on the flag poles surrounding Parliament Square, opposite the Palace of Westminster, while the prime minister will address the nation in the evening.

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UK: Boris Could Start Trade Negotiations With U.S. Before EU: Report

Prime Minister Boris Johnson could start trade negotiations with the United States before the European Union, signalling to Brussels he is serious about diverging from the bloc after Brexit.

The Telegraph reports that British civil servants are drafting the pros and cons of prioritising the American deal, with a government source telling the newspaper: “We mean business and we’re not messing around.”

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UK: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Still Call Themselves ‘Their Royal Highnesses’…

in statement released on SussexRoyal.com website minutes after the Palace announces they are quitting royal life, dropping HRH titles and won’t receive any more taxpayers’ cash

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer use their HRH titles as they completely give up Royal life after a Megxit deal was sealed last night.

The shock statement was announced by the Queen — but minutes later the couple sparked confusion when they updated their own website and signed off as ‘Their Royal Highnesses’.

The pair, who will be known as Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will stop carrying out royal duties from the spring.

The announcement by Kensington Palace marks the conclusion of talks about their future after days of wrangling with senior members of the family and royal aides to thrash out a deal.

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UK: Samantha Markle Blames Her Sister for the Sussexes’ Decision to Quit Royal Life and Calls it a ‘Gross Breach of Duty’

Meghan Markle’s half-sister today used a British TV interview to lay into the Duke and Duchess of Sussex over their ‘incredibly wrong and shocking’ treatment of her father Thomas and declared: ‘They have quite a bit of apologising to do’.

Samantha Markle, 55, who is Mr Markle’s daughter from his first marriage, also claimed the couple’s bombshell decision to quit and emigrate to Canada would have been made by Meghan not her husband.

In a wide-ranging interview with ITV’s This Morning Ms Markle, who lives in Florida, claimed quitting as senior royals after just 20 months of marriage was a ‘gross breach of duty’ to the Queen.

She said today: ‘Prince Harry and Meghan have quite a bit of apologising to do. We aren’t talking about teenagers, we are talking about adults who knew what they were doing and in regards to my father it was so incredibly wrong and shocking’.

She also said Meghan initially enjoyed the attention of being a royal, accusing her of adopting a ‘contrived British accent’, but wanted out once she was criticised about her ‘spending’.

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UK: Watch: ‘Will This Kill My Career?’ Actor Laurence Fox Comes Out as Pro-Trump!

Meet your new favourite actor Laurence Fox, currently trending on Twitter because of his shocking appearance on BBC’s Question Time last night.

It was shocking because instead of spouting the usual leftist pabulum, Fox boldly revealed himself as an anti-woke crusader.

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India Summons Pak Official, Lodges Protest Over Abduction of 3 Hindu Girls

Upendra Bharti | HENB | New Delhi | January 18, 2020:: In a first time, Indian External Affairs Ministry on Friday summoned a senior official of the Pakistan High Commission here over the issues of persecution upon minority girls on abduction and lodged a strong protest over recent cases of series abduction of minor girls belonging to minority Hindu community in that country, official sources said.

As per reports, two minor girls, Shanti Meghwad and Sarmi Meghwad belonging to the minority Hindu community were abducted from a village in Sindh province on January 14.

“Pakistan has been conveyed the grave concerns as expressed amongst various quarters of the Indian civil society at such a shocking and deplorable incident involving minor girls from the minority Hindu community there. The incidents have been strongly condemned, and India has asked for immediate and safe return of these girls to their families,” said a source.

These girls belonged to Umar Village in Sindh, according to reports.

In another incident, a minor girl, Mehak, also belonging to the minority Hindu community, was abducted from the Jacobabad district of Sindh province in Pakistan on January 15, according to reports.

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New SARS-Like Virus May be Spreading Outside China

Global health policymakers have announced that they are investigating the emergence of a new virus — one very similar to the dangerous severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus — in Thailand and Japan, hinting at worries that it could spread farther.

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Harrowing Video Shows Group of Migrants Try to Storm Mexican Border

Migrants from central America stormed a border crossing between Guatemala and Mexico on Saturday.

Dramatic video shows mobs attempting to break through a line of Mexican marines along a narrow bridge over the Suchiate River, which separates the countries, Reuters reported.

Mexican authorities has been bracing for the group, which had traveled to Guatemala from other Central American nations.

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Women Quitting Jobs in Swedish No-Go Area Mall Due to Harassment From Migrant Men

Independent journalist Joakim Lamotte has claimed that women working at Stockholm’s Kista Galleria shopping centre are quitting their jobs due to harassment from foreign men who refuse to be served by women.

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Catholic League: Trump is ‘Most Religion-Friendly President in the Modern Era’

Catholic League President Bill Donohue said Friday that the Trump administration’s public policy reforms regarding religious liberty are “compelling and much needed.”

“President Trump has proven once again that he is the most religion-friendly president in the modern era,” Donohue said in a statement.

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Conservative Group Has Enough, Sues New Jersey School Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Policies

A New Jersey university has been named in a lawsuit targeting an “unconstitutional” speech policy.

The Young Americans for Liberty chapter at Montclair State University, represented by Alliance Defending Freedom, filed the suit Wednesday after a demonstration on campus was allegedly shut down by campus police in September, according to a press release from the ADF.

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Made to Order Colorado Birth Certificates

Colorado has enacted legislation, effective Jan. 1, allowing adults born in Colorado to secure a new birth certificate reflecting a self-designated gender other than as recorded on an original birth certificate. That legislation is unwise, unethical, dangerous, and, surely to be contended by some, unlawful.

If governmental policy allows IDs to contain false, misleading, confusing, or unverified information, a chain reaction of adverse societal consequences will result. Those formerly comfortable in relying on the information disclosed in IDs will be compelled to undertake their own costly, time-consuming, and difficult investigations in order to verify the true nature of the person presenting an ID.

The government ID process entails investigation and verification of relevant information and, then, issuance of an ID. It is not, and never has been, a process to provide false, confusing, unverifiable, or deceptive information requested by the applicant to use for whatever purpose the applicant desires, nor for deception of others as to facts which, in an orderly society, need to conform to reality. Inability to rely on the accuracy of the ID information will be of serious, if not critical, concern to most of the population. Examples of those adversely affected by government identification of males as females (and vice versa) are:

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Media Outlets Use Flawed Study From Climate Activists to Push for More YouTube Demonetization

Several legacy media outlets are using a flawed study from climate change activists to claim that YouTube ads and recommendations are promoting and funding “climate misinformation.” The group behind the study is also pushing for these videos to be suppressed and demonetized by YouTube.

The study comes from the non-profit Avaaz which has called for global action on climate change. It uses a YouTube developer tool that “presents videos that might be related to others.”

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Pope Francis: Right to Life is ‘Preeminent’ Social and Political Issue

ROME — Pope Francis told U.S. bishops in the Vatican Thursday that the right to life is the “preeminent” social and political issue of our day, because “if you’re not alive you can’t do anything else.”

The pope called the right to life “the most fundamental right,” reiterating his conviction that it is “not first a religious issue; it’s a human rights issue.”

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SPLC Says YouTube’s Controversial “Hate Speech” Rules Were Introduced in Response to Its Advocacy

During its congressional testimony on Wednesday, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) said that YouTube’s controversial “hate speech” rules were introduced in response to its Change The Terms campaign.

The SPLC’s Chief Workplace Transformation Officer Lecia Brooks told Congress: “In response to Change the Terms’ advocacy, several Silicon Valley leaders have made promising changes that align with the coalition’s vision for a safer online world.”

The Change The Terms campaign is an SPLC-led coalition that pressures tech companies to ban users from engaging in what the coalition deems to be “hateful activities” on and off-platform. However, the SPLC’s definition of what constitutes “hate” has been called into question several times in recent years.

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The Homosexual Left’s New Crusade: Normalizing Adult-Child Sex

Tolerating “intergenerational romance” for “minor-attracted” adults is all the rage these days.

So much for the left’s “consenting adults” rhetoric on sex. Forever the consummate conservationists, our self-described “progressive” friends at the ACLU, MSNBC and elsewhere have been ramping-up efforts to downsize from “consenting adults” to merely “consenting” — a far less cumbersome qualifier in the noble struggle for unrestrained sexual license. Tolerating “intergenerational romance” for “minor-attracted” adults is all the rage these days.

Ever hear of Kaitlyn Hunt? Over the past year or so this poor, misunderstood lesbian woman’s “anti-gay persecution” has become a cause célèbre among “gay rights” activists and other left-wing purveyors of perversion.

Despite mass rallies and online petitions signed by hundreds-of-thousands of the uber-”tolerant,” the clearly “homophobic” Florida criminal justice system has, nonetheless, convicted Ms. Hunt of multiple felonies for sexually assaulting — repeatedly — a 14-year-old girl.

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The Rise of Pedophiles on Social Media — Video Report

Video report exposing the rise of “proud” pedophiles on social media.

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UK: The Rape of Men — Sinaga, Jezebel and the Feminists

Reynhard Sinaga, aged 36, from Manchester, UK, but originally from Indonesia, was sentenced to life imprisonment for raping up to 195 men. He has been labelled as the UK’s most prolific rapist.

Most of his victims were targeted in the early hours outside Manchester nightclubs by Sinaga, who, it is reported, posed as a ‘good Samaritan’ assisting men who had been separated from their friends. But after luring them to an apartment nearby, he would then drug and rape them.

Despite our perceptions that adult male rape is committed against homosexual men, in this case the majority of the rapes committed by Sinaga were intentionally targeted against heterosexual men. Why would that be, other than despite Sinaga being homosexual himself, he had a particular hatred towards the heterosexual man and believed he could change them?

Sinaga had also filmed up to 195 rapes that he had committed. He derived pleasure from watching himself. It is reported that the victims who were approached and then interviewed by the police in relation to the films that they discovered on Sinaga’s iphone, had not reported the incident, but that they had all been severely traumatised and that one is known to have attempted suicide unable to tell his family and friends about his terrible ordeal.

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Only Check Email When You Have Time to Respond

Turk, author of Kill Reply All: A Modern Guide to Online Etiquette, from Social Media to Work to Love, offers a simple solution to the email problem, as well as the problem of responding and replying to all of the other messaging systems we’re responsible for checking on a regular basis:

A key principle in maintaining Inbox Zero, for instance, is that you should only check your email inbox when you actually have time to do something with its contents. Extending this to instant messaging so that you only check WhatsApp or iMessage when you feasibly have a chance to respond could help avoid the grievous digital etiquette sin of leaving a friend “on read.” It might also relieve you of guilt.

Only check email when you have time to respond.

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6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/18/2020

  1. Attention wanted!
    In Moscow, an trained gay beat up two Dagestanis (Muslims), the conflict occurred due to the fact that they aggressively reacted to his appearance.

    After the incident, the man fled, leaving the battered guys alone with the police.
    Now the police are looking for him, as the victims wrote a statement.
    You can look at a photo in a source:
    https://www.yaplakal.com/forum2/topic2058628.html

    In this regard, I recalled one indecent joke.

    There is a lecture at the university. The professor talks about the Spartans. Well, as for the fact that, they say, the troops were on campaigns for years and this united the soldiers so much that they, as a rule, fell in love with each other. And this was encouraged, for the Spartan, who had lost a friend and lover in one person, was merciless to the enemy and avenged the murdered man. And then one point, a tiny little student giggles:
    – So the Spartans were fagots?
    The professor sighed heavily, took off his glasses, looked at the upstart and said:
    -Fagots, speak? God forbid, dear young man, to meet at least one such fagot face to face. No, my young friend, these were not fagots! These were real BATTLE FAGOTS !!

  2. Boeing may be going belly up but it has an outstanding record in achieving Affirmative Action strides across its ranks! Disinvest in goofy companies who prefer social incompetence to excellence.

  3. 3 cheers for Tommy Robinson, the courage, perseverance.

    Would one have a link to the full written transcript of Tommy Robinson’s acceptance speech.
    Sound is a bit echo’y. and the youtube subtitling is not great.

    3 cheers to Baron, always seeking truth, patience and perseverance.
    Thank you!

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