EU Orders Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway To Stop Border Controls: Or What?

EU Orders Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway To Stop Border Controls: Or What?:

Bureaucrats should not go about making orders they cannot enforce. It
serves no purpose other than to make the bureaucrats look ridiculous.

Here is a case in point: Brussels Orders EU Countries to SCRAP Internal Checks Within Six Months.

In an announcement tonight, eurocrats said there was no justification for keeping police checkpoints at frontiers within the

bloc and said they must be removed by the end of the year.

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Austria Has Found A Way To Tax Google Searches And Social Media Posts

“It’s always just raise more and more taxes without end.”


Austria Has Found A Way To Tax Google Searches And Social Media Posts:

Highlighting the difficulty both public and private establishments can have when it comes to adapting methods in the digital age, it was reported Monday that one government is now trying to tax search giant Google and social media companies.

From a report by Bloomberg:

“Austria is seeking ways to make digital services like Alphabet Inc.’s Google or Facebook Inc. pay taxes for transactions with the nation’s internet users, trying to plug gaps in a tax system still designed for brick-and-mortar business.

Continuing, Bloomberg explains something most people don’t stop to consider: how social media actually functions, and at no monetary cost to users:

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#Austria – Ministry of the Interior: “Every second sex offender is a foreigner”. The youngest is 13 years old.

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Austrian President: “If Islamophobia is further escalating, then the day will come when we have to ask all Women, ALL Women, to wear a headscarf out of solidarity with those, who wear it for religious reasons.” (Video)

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#Austria: Migrant in #Vienna declares to an older lady: “You are a woman, you must respect me.” – #MigrantCrisis

Austrian farmers fight for survival – SPÖ official laughs at their suffering

Austrian farmers fight for survival – SPÖ official laughs at their suffering:

Desperate fruit growers using candles to warm their trees.

Surprising return of winter

22 Apr 2017 – Snow and night frost are killing the young plants that have already flowered, especially the fruit trees.

Large parts of the harvest are at stake along with the very existence of many farmers in the fruit and juice sector, especially in Upper Austria.

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Up to two meters of new snow in Austrian Alps – The most snow EVER in the second half of April

Up to two meters of new snow in Austrian Alps:

Record snowfall. The most snow EVER in the second half of April.

Severe winter weather led to chaos on Austrian roads, power failures, and panic among wine growers on Wednesday evening and Thursday. In the east of Austria came record snow. In the mountains there was as much snow as never before in the second half of April.

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The Frankenstein of Giant Viruses Found in Sewage Plant

The Frankenstein of Giant Viruses Found in Sewage Plant:

New giant viruses found at an Austrian wastewater treatment plant probably evolved from a smaller virus that picked up bits of genome from its hosts and incorporated it, Frankenstein-like, into its own genetic code.

The viruses — four species in a new group dubbed the Klosneuviruses — are a type of Mimivirus. The giant viruses in the Mimivirus group were discovered just in 2003. Giant viruses live up to their name: They can reach sizes of up to 500 nanometers in diameter, compared to a few dozen nanometers for typical viruses. Giant viruses also have more complicated genetic machinery than their tinier cousins.

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Austrian Government to Ban Burqa

Austrian Government to Ban Burqa:

The grand coalition government of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) and the Socialist Party (SPÖ) have now agreed to ban the full-face Islamic veil, known as the burqa, as part of a new integration package.

The grand coalition agreed on the burqa ban proposal Tuesday as part of a new sweeping integration package that aims to tackle issues with asylum seekers as well as Islamic fundamentalism. Much of the legislation had already been proposed by Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz of the ÖVP last year but was not agreed upon until the two parties renegotiated their coalition agreement earlier this year, Die Welt reports.

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Potential New EU Member Is Jihad’s Trojan Horse

Potential new EU member is jihad’s Trojan horse:

Fourteen people were arrested last Friday in raids in the Austrian capital of Vienna and the city of Graz.

Prosecutors said the coordinated action, which involved 800 officers, was part of an ongoing investigation into suspected membership in the terrorist organization ISIS.

Police also reportedly raided unofficial mosques where supporters of ISIS, against which the Trump administration has declared war, may have been meeting.

Among those arrested, at least four were from the Balkan country of Bosnia-Herzegovina, a former federal unit of Yugoslavia. They are suspected of being part of the so-called Bosnian Network, run by a preacher who received a 20-year sentence in July 2016 for recruiting young fighters for ISIS.

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