Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/22/2020

A man in Snohomish County, Washington has contracted the first recorded case of the new Wuhan Coronavirus in the USA. Hundreds of cases of the disease have been reported, and seventeen people have died from it. Chinese authorities have sealed off the city of Wuhan to prevent the spread of the disease.

In other news, Luigi DiMaio, the leader of the 5-Star Movement in Italy, has resigned his position as his party continues to disintegrate.

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USA
» $100 Million Lawsuit: Tulsi Gabbard Sues Clinton Over Defamation
» “Democrats Have “Adopted the Nazi Version of — the ‘Big Lie’ As a Way to Impeach the President!” — Former US Attorney Joe diGenova
» 21-Year-Old Kenyan in the US Pleads Guilty of Supporting ISIS
» Disgraced Freelancer Falsely Claims Peaceful Virginia 2A Rally Wasn’t “Peaceful”
» Florida Freeze Forces NWS to Issue ‘Falling Iguana’ Warning
» Hunter Biden Renting $12,000-Per-Month Hollywood Home While Refusing to Pay Child Support
» Ivanka Trump Snubs Fake News CNN’s Jim Acosta at Davos
» Leftist Construction Worker Stabs & Kills Pro-Trump Boss, Drapes American Flag Over Body
» Liberal Media Catches Adam Schiff in a New Lie on Lev Parnas Evidence
» Meet the Vigilante Poet Exposing Pervs in Washington Square Park
» Snohomish County Man is First U.S. Case of New Coronavirus
» Soros-Funded St. Louis Circuit Attorney Claims Police Harassed Her and Held Her for 15 Minutes During Traffic Stop — Video Shows She Lied!
» Soybean Oil Found to Cause Genetic Changes in the Brain Affecting Depression and Obesity
» Study: Profs Donate to Dems Over Republicans by 95: 1 Ratio
» UKansas professor Indicted for Working for Communist Party of China
» Want Hope That Schiff and Soros Might Go Down? Look to Missouri Where a Soros-Funded Prosecutor is Set to Plead Fifth for Secret Work With Lawyer-Politician
» WordPad is Gettings Ads in Windows 10
» Xerox to Nominate Up to 11 Directors to HP’s Board in Hostile Takeover Push — Report
 
Canada
» Petition Calls for Harry and Meghan to Pay Their Own Security Costs
 
Europe and the EU
» Chancellor Doubles Down on UK Breaking Away From EU Regulations
» Donald Trump: Greta Thunberg Should Focus on Other Polluting Countries
» EU Preparing to Give UK Worse Trade Deal Than Canada, Japan: Report
» France: Smoke Grass, Kill a Jew, Skip the Trial, Go Free
» France: Security Services Arrest Seven Islamic Radicals Plotting Terror Attacks
» Historian Slams Greta Thunberg: “I Don’t See Her in Beijing or Delhi”
» Hungary: Protected Status Somalian Arrested for Alleged Rape
» Italy’s 5-Star Leader Di Maio Resigns as Party Implodes
» Leaked French Internal Intelligence Report Claims 150 Neighborhoods ‘Held’ By Radical Islamists
» Sweden: New Species of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in Infected Wound
» Trump at Davos: EU More Difficult to Do Business With Than China, UK Will Come Out Great From Brexit Negotiations
 
Middle East
» UN Security Council Hears OPCW Inspector Testimony About the Manipulation of ‘Chemical Attack’ Reports
 
Far East
» A State of Panic Hits the Globe as Cases of China’s New Mystery Virus Rise Exponentially
» China’s Coronavirus Could Have Same Death Rate as Spanish Flu Pandemic That Killed 50m People
» Death Toll From New Coronavirus Spikes in Just a Day
» Japanese Shopkeeper Hangs Sign in Response to Coronavirus Panic: “No Chinese Allowed”
» Officials: No One Allowed to Leave Wuhan, China, In Wake of Coronavirus Outbreak
» The New Mystery Virus in China is ‘Adapting and Mutating’ And No Known Drug Works Against it
 
Australia — Pacific
» Aussie Sikhs and Muslims No Longer Have to Wear a Helmet on Bikes — While Other Riders Still Face Fines of Up to $344 for Cycling Without One
» Exclusive: Sick Paedophile Who Used His Daughter as Bait to Molest Little Girls in a Safe Sydney Neighbourhood Was Deported to the UK — But His Family Don’t Want Anything to Do With Him
» ‘How Dare This Arab! I’m a F***ing Aboriginal!’ Racist Mum Explodes at 7-Eleven Worker in Front of Her Crying Daughter After He Accused Her of Stealing Stash of Chocolate
» New ‘Walking Sharks’ Discovered Strolling Off Coast of Australia
» Scott Morrison Says Hazard Reduction Burns Are More Important Than Cutting Carbon Emissions in Protecting Australians From Deadly Bushfires
» Shocking Moment Gang of Boys and Girls Storm a Bus and Harass a Muslim Woman and the Driver Before Making Off With the Till
» Tony Abbott Says ‘Every Extreme Weather Event’ In Australia is Being Used as ‘Proof of Climate Change’ By Eco Fanatics Who Have Become ‘Religious’ In Their Beliefs
» Traditional TV Broadcasts Are Boosted on YouTube While Independent Creators Suffer in Recommendations
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Somalia Offers to Take Swedish Islamic State Members From Syria
 
Immigration
» Channel Migrants: Four Boats Intercepted in Channel
» Five Migrants Attempt to Enter Hungary in Rubber Dinghy
» Migrant Smuggling Ring Who Brought Ten Thousand Kurdish Migrants Into Britain in Refrigerated Lorries for £6,000 Each is Smashed by French and Dutch Police
» Sanders Says He Will Consider Tearing Down Existing Border Wall
» Thousands of Greek Protesters Demand Asylum Seekers Are Removed From Their Islands, As Locals Claim: ‘You Can’t Walk Alone After Dark, People Get Stabbed’
 
Culture Wars
» Actual Drag Queen Slams ‘Woke’ Parents for Allowing Their Kids to be Around Drag Queens
» Breaking: Jessica Yaniv Arrested, Charged With Assault
» Feminist Author Calls on Germans to Stop Having Babies to Save the Planet
» German Language Police Group Decides to ‘UnWord’ The Term ‘Climate Hysteria’
» Leftists Normalize 12-Year-Olds Getting STDs
 

$100 Million Lawsuit: Tulsi Gabbard Sues Clinton Over Defamation

Tulsi Gabbard has file a lawsuit for defamation against Hilary Clinton of $100 million in damages after Clinton stated she thinks that Gabbard is a Russian plant in the 2020 U.S. election. These accusations were made by Clinton in an October interview with David Plouffe.

The Hawaiian congresswoman said she’s proven her loyalty to America via her service in the military in the Army National Guard. The charge claims that Clinton’s comments tarnish Gabbard’s presidential bid and that she must now focus energy on clearing her name. Gabbard believes the accusation comes as a retaliation for her previous endorsement of Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary.

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

“Democrats Have “Adopted the Nazi Version of — the ‘Big Lie’ As a Way to Impeach the President!” — Former US Attorney Joe diGenova

Former US Attorney Joe diGenova was on WMAL radio show on Monday and he knocked it out of the park. Joe explained the farce impeachment going on in the Capital and why this next election is so important.

At the 7:30 mark:

The Democrats didn’t win the 2016 election and so they’ve decided that they are going to try and nullify it by impeachment and this is nothing more than the Nazi version of…you know the Nazis had something called the ‘Big Lie’ which Joseph Goebbels put forth to convince people to hate the Jews and hate other people. That’s what the Democrats have done here. They’ve adopted the big lie as a way to impeach the President.”

At the 9:17 mark:

Let’s remember what this is about, they [the Democrats] know they cannot get the 67 votes to remove the President. So they intend to use this process to dirty up the President for the 2020 election and to dirty up the Senate Republicans in hopes of defeating enough Senate Republicans so that they can take over the Senate and then have full boar to impeach not only the President again after the election but to go after Brett Kavanaugh. This is why this election is so important. This is about the future of representative government.

At the 10:30 mark:

Our listeners need to understand that this is going to be the single most important election in 100 years because if the Democrats take over the Senate and keep the House, even if they lose the Presidency. The government that we know today will come to an end.

[Comment: The communists in government are the symptom of the problem. The problem is the brainwashed people that vote for these communists.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

21-Year-Old Kenyan in the US Pleads Guilty of Supporting ISIS

Muse Abdikadir Muse, a 21-year-old Kenyan in the United States faces up to 20 years in prison, a Sh25 million fine and lifetime probation after he pleaded guilty of supporting ISIS.

Muse, according to court records, had originally, in January 2019, pleaded not guilty.

[Comment: Article dated January 10, 2020.]

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

Disgraced Freelancer Falsely Claims Peaceful Virginia 2A Rally Wasn’t “Peaceful”

Monday’s march for the 2nd Amendment in Richmond, Virginia went off without a hitch. Contrary to early reports that “swarms” of “white nationalists” would be descending upon the Virginia state capitol to protest gun control laws enacted by the commonwealth’s General Assembly, most—if not all—of the gun rights activists remained orderly and self-composed.

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

Florida Freeze Forces NWS to Issue ‘Falling Iguana’ Warning

On Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Miami issued a warning to locals about the danger of falling iguanas.

As the East Coast shivers in winter’s icy grip, even balmy Florida is seeing temperatures 15 degrees below average.

And while people bundle up or stay inside, the local reptile population is not so well-equipped to weather the cold.

At 50 degrees Fahrenheit, the iguana population becomes notably lethargic — below 45, they cease to function altogether.

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

Hunter Biden Renting $12,000-Per-Month Hollywood Home While Refusing to Pay Child Support

Hunter Biden is defying a court order to disclose his financial information as part of a child support fight while renting a $3.8 million designer home in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, for $12,000 per month.

Biden and his new wife, Melissa Cohen, are getting use of a stunning, midcentury modern home for the price.

The house’s owner, Shane Khoh, revealed the arrangement to the Washington Examiner on Wednesday. Khoh, a real estate investor, said he had no prior relationship with Biden or Cohen before they moved into the home last summer.

“I don’t know them at all. I put it out on the market, and they rented it,” he said.

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

Ivanka Trump Snubs Fake News CNN’s Jim Acosta at Davos

Fake News reporter fails to remain relevant.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Leftist Construction Worker Stabs & Kills Pro-Trump Boss, Drapes American Flag Over Body

Another violent act rooted in Trump Derangement Syndrome. A 28-year-old construction worker in Florida is accused of stabbing his pro-Trump boss to death and draping an American flag over his body following a political argument.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Liberal Media Catches Adam Schiff in a New Lie on Lev Parnas Evidence

Screwball Adam Schiff was caught in a new lie on Tuesday. This was on top of his usual lies.

Even Politico took notice.

According to reporter Melanie Zanona Adam Schiff lied about the Lev Parnas evidence.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Meet the Vigilante Poet Exposing Pervs in Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park has a sleaze problem.

Women just trying to enjoy some fresh air at the West Village park are being increasingly bombarded by pickup artists. The problem’s gotten so bad, a vigilante street performer has been intervening on behalf of the unsuspecting women.

And this modern-day white knight is, fittingly, a poet.

Peter Chinman has been busking literature in the park since March 2017, when he quit his job to write poems for strangers full-time. But recently, he’s been disturbed by the influx of men hitting on women, and is confronting the issue as a nonviolent vigilante.

“The park is my community, it’s where I am every day,” Chinman, 29, tells The Post. “I felt like this was something bad happening in my community and I needed to call it out.”

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

Snohomish County Man is First U.S. Case of New Coronavirus

EVERETT — The first case of Wuhan Coronavirus reported in the United States is a Snohomish County man in his 30s who traveled to China, federal and local officials announced Tuesday.

The patient was reported to be doing well and in stable condition at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, according to the Snohomish Health District.

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

Soros-Funded St. Louis Circuit Attorney Claims Police Harassed Her and Held Her for 15 Minutes During Traffic Stop — Video Shows She Lied!

Kim Gardner won her election and is wreaking havoc on the city of St. Louis and the circuit attorney’s office.

Kim Gardner is so intolerable that two dozen attorneys and more than one-third of the trial lawyers left the office when she was hired. And this is a Democrat dominated office!

In August 2018 Kim Gardner announced her attorneys will no longer accept cases from 28 different St. Louis City police officers. Gardner called it her “exclusion list.”

Gardner did not tell the officers what they did to get on her list but they were being censored.

Unhinged Soros-Backed St. Louis Circuit Attorney Creates “Exclusion List” Banning 28 City Cops From Testifying in Court

Gardner refused to charge a drug dealer who was found with 1,000 opiate pills and 30,000 in cash because she didn’t like the cop involved.— CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Soros-Backed St. Louis Circuit Attorney REFUSES to Charge Dealer with 1,000 Opiate Pills and $30K in Cash — Shows Officers the Door

And Gardner refused to charge the killer of a 7-year-old child despite a suspect’s confession — Soros-Funded St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner Refuses to Charge Killer of 7-Year-Old Child Despite Suspect’s Confession

But Kim Gardner is the real victim here. Last week Kim Gardner filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against several St. Louis City officials accusing them of a racist conspiracy to force her from office.

And now this… Kim Gardner claimed St. Louis police held her at a traffic stop in December and harassed her for 15 minutes. Gardner added that she did not know why she was stopped.

But, that wasn’t true either.

St. Louis Police released video of Gardner’s traffic stop that shows the St. Louis Circuit Attorney was stopped for driving without headlights. She was held for 6 minutes and then released.

And St. Louis police said she called in an investigator from her office who arrived at the scene to harass the officers.

Not only did Gardner lie about the incident, she lied about the date! This woman cannot stop lying!

[Comment: Whomever Soros supports should be used as a yardstick. Such a person must never win any office.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Soybean Oil Found to Cause Genetic Changes in the Brain Affecting Depression and Obesity

A new study has found that the consumption of soybean oil, one of the most common edible oils in the western diet in recent decades, causes genetic changes that negatively impact how the brain deals with depression and obesity.

According to IFL Science, the increase in popularity of soybean oil “has coincided with an alarming escalation in metabolic conditions like diabetes, insulin resistance, and obesity, and a new study indicates that this may be down to the way that soybean oil causes genetic changes in the brain.”

Writing in the journal Endocrinology, scientists sought to understand how soybean oil impacts the expression of genes in the hypothalamus, the area of the brain that regulates metabolism, inflammation and neurological issues.

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

Study: Profs Donate to Dems Over Republicans by 95: 1 Ratio

A recent study found that U.S. college professors donate exclusively to Democrats over Republicans by a 95:1 ratio.

Two researchers, Heterodox Academy Director of Research Sean Stevens and Brooklyn College Professor Mitchell Langbert conducted the study, published by the National Association of Scholars. They looked at the political donations of 12,372 college professors at universities in 31 states and the District of Columbia during the past two election cycles in 2015-16 and 2017-18.

Stevens and Langbert conducted their study by looking at political donation data available from the Federal Election Commission.

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

UKansas professor Indicted for Working for Communist Party of China

Associate professor and researcher at the University of Kansas, Feng Tao, has been charged with two counts of wire fraud and one count of program fraud for not disclosing his work with China. He was allegedly involved in a “scheme” to transfer “intellectual property” from American universities to Chinese universities.

The 16-page superseding indictment filed by the U.S. District Court explains that Tao joined the Changjang Professorship in 2018 which is a “talent program sponsored by the PRC Government and the CPC” or Communist Party of China. The People’s Republic of China is offering these “talent plans” to students and professors in the United States to “encourage the transfer of original ideas and intellectual property from U.S. universities to PRC Government institutions.

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

Want Hope That Schiff and Soros Might Go Down? Look to Missouri Where a Soros-Funded Prosecutor is Set to Plead Fifth for Secret Work With Lawyer-Politician

Hoping for justice?

This week Kim Gardner, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney, whose campaign was funded by George Soros will be deposed by Special Prosecutor Gerard Carmody.

This comes after the news on Tuesday that St. Louis Police officers caught Gardner in a major lie about her traffic stop in December.

Gardner said she was harassed for 15 minutes by St. Louis police. But a video proved she was lying. The police only pulled her over for 6 minutes. Kim Gardner also allegedly lied about the date of the traffic stop.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

WordPad is Gettings Ads in Windows 10

An upcoming feature of WordPad has been discovered by enthusiasts, revealing in-app ads that promote Microsoft Office. The change is hidden in recent Insider Preview builds, and not activated for most users.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Xerox to Nominate Up to 11 Directors to HP’s Board in Hostile Takeover Push — Report

If yours won’t support a merger, we’ll install some who will

Xerox is preparing to nominate up to 11 directors to HP’s board to push through a $33.5bn takeover bid, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The company grabbed a small stake in HP in recent weeks, which allows Xerox to nominate directors at HP’s annual shareholder meeting this summer. The deadline for nominations is Friday.

The talks became public two months ago, when Xerox offered to buy its much larger rival with a cash offer of $17bn and 0.136 Xerox share for each piece of HP’s stock, equating to a $33bn offer. HP spurned the advances, saying the bid was too low and questioned Xerox’s financing.

Xerox responded by announcing it had secured $24bn in debt financing earlier this month. But HP again rejected the bid, reiterating that it “significantly undervalues” the business.

The marriage of unequals has been backed by corporate raider Carl Ichan, who owns a stake in both companies: 10.85 per cent in Xerox and 4.24 per cent in HP.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Petition Calls for Harry and Meghan to Pay Their Own Security Costs

Over 80,000 Canadians have signed a petition telling Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that Canadian taxpayers don’t want to pay their security costs.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation created a petition calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to not approve the federal government supplying the couple with security.

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

Chancellor Doubles Down on UK Breaking Away From EU Regulations

Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has repeated the Conservative government’s position that the UK will diverge from EU regulations after the Brexit transition period.

Eurocrats and European leaders have told the UK that it would have to keep close alignment to Brussels rules, including on financial services, in order to secure a trade deal by the end of December 2020.

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

Donald Trump: Greta Thunberg Should Focus on Other Polluting Countries

President Donald Trump said teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg should save her anger for other countries in the world that were worse polluters than the United States.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

EU Preparing to Give UK Worse Trade Deal Than Canada, Japan: Report

The European Union is reportedly planning to offer the UK a trade deal with worse terms than it signed with countries such as Japan or Canada.

The Telegraph reports that it has seen an account from a meeting at the European Commission on January 10th, during which the EU’s executive arm told member-states that it would deny an agreement on standards recognition for British goods.

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

France: Smoke Grass, Kill a Jew, Skip the Trial, Go Free

Paris, April 4, 2017. Sarah Halimi, a 66-year-old Jewish woman, is thrown from her third-floor balcony or window. Her body lands in the building’s courtyard. Her murderer first had tortured her. Neighbors had heard screams and called the police. Nine officers came, but when they heard through the door a man shouting”Allahu Akbar”, they ran downstairs to wait for reinforcements. When Kobili Traoré finally surrendered, he said, “I killed the sheitan“ (Arabic for “Satan”). While torturing his victim, he said, he had recited verses from the Qur’an, and the Qur’an had “ordered him to kill a Jew”. He said he had spent the previous day in a nearby mosque. He was placed in a mental institution, where he told the psychiatrist who examined him that he smoked marijuana.

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

France: Security Services Arrest Seven Islamic Radicals Plotting Terror Attacks

The Directorate General of Internal Security (DGSI), France’s internal intelligence and security agency, has arrested seven Islamist radicals they claim were plotting terrorist attacks.

The DGSI released details of the arrest, saying all of the men involved lived in the city of Brest, with many of them already being under government surveillance prior to the arrests, broadcaster RTL reports.

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

Historian Slams Greta Thunberg: “I Don’t See Her in Beijing or Delhi”

Historian Niall Ferguson has slammed Greta Thunberg’s climate change hypocrisy at Davos, asking why “I don’t see her in Beijing or Delhi.”

Teenage environmentalist Thunberg gave another hysterical speech at the global confab yesterday in which she claimed, “Our house is still on fire. Your inaction is fueling the flames by the hour. We are still telling you to panic, and to act as if you loved your children above all else.”

“We don’t want these things done in 2050, 2030, or even 2021,” Thunberg said. “We want this done now.”

Ferguson, Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, questioned why Thunberg isn’t directing her message to the biggest polluters on the planet.

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

Hungary: Protected Status Somalian Arrested for Alleged Rape

A 30 year-old Somali citizen living in Budapest under subsidiary protection status has been arrested after allegedly raping a woman in Budapest, the capital’s police headquarters said on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old woman and a female friend met the suspect and another man in an entertainment venue in Budapest’s party district late on Monday, the police said on its website.

The suspect accompanied her alone out of the venue, suggesting going to a park to smoke a joint. When she refused his sexual advances, he allegedly hit and kicked her multiple times before raping her and stealing her phone, the statement said.

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

Italy’s 5-Star Leader Di Maio Resigns as Party Implodes

The head of Italy’s 5-Star Movement stepped down as party leader Wednesday, following a string of parliamentary defections, falling poll numbers and questions about the movement’s future.

Luigi Di Maio said he had finished his work, that an era had ended, and that he would trust his successor to lead the party going forward.

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

Leaked French Internal Intelligence Report Claims 150 Neighborhoods ‘Held’ By Radical Islamists

“The situation is alarming.”

A leaked classified document from the French internal security service, the General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI), has claimed that as many as 150 neighbourhoods across France are “held” by Islamist radicals.

The confidential DGSI report maps out the 150 different neighbourhoods which consist of the notorious Seine-Saint-Denis no-go suburbs of Paris, the suburbs of Lyon and Marseille, all of which have had longstanding issues with radical Islam, newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche reports.

According to the paper, the report also lists the commune of Maubeuge along the Belgian border in the north of France, highlighting the fact that the Union of French Muslim Democrats (UDMF), a Muslim political party, reached as high as 40 per cent in polls and noted, “the situation is alarming.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Sweden: New Species of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in Infected Wound

A hitherto unknown antibiotic-resistant bacteria species, in the same family as E. coli and Salmonella spp., has been found and classified in Sweden. The proposed taxonomic name of the species — the first of the new genus — is Scandinavium goeteborgense, after the city of Gothenburg, Sweden, where the bacterium was isolated and the research was done.

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

Trump at Davos: EU More Difficult to Do Business With Than China, UK Will Come Out Great From Brexit Negotiations

President Trump has condemned the European Union’s protectionism and difficult attitude towards free trade, remarking that British leader Boris Johnson had “guts” in taking on the continental power bloc but that ultimately the UK was “in a good position” to strike deals.

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

UN Security Council Hears OPCW Inspector Testimony About the Manipulation of ‘Chemical Attack’ Reports

We have long maintained that the alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria, on April 7 2018 was faked by Jihadists shortly before they were evicted from that Damascus suburb.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

A State of Panic Hits the Globe as Cases of China’s New Mystery Virus Rise Exponentially

This is already becoming the worst public health scare that we have seen in many years, and experts are warning that we are still in the very early chapters of this crisis. Officials are fairly certain that the spread of this mysterious new coronavirus began in the Chinese city of Wuhan, and as you will see below, measures are now being implemented to try to isolate that city from the rest of China. But it is already too late, because cases have already been reported in other major Chinese cities, and the virus has also already traveled to a whole bunch of foreign countries via airplane. Cases have been reported in Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines, Australia and now there has even been one case in the United States. It is being estimated that this virus has an incubation period of about a week, and so the truth is that countless others could be spreading it around right now without even realizing it.

There is so much that we still don’t know about this disease, but what we do know is that there were 48 confirmed cases on January 17th and now there are 440…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

China’s Coronavirus Could Have Same Death Rate as Spanish Flu Pandemic That Killed 50m People

China’s deadly coronavirus may have the same death rate as Spanish flu, an expert has warned.

Deaths from the new virus rose to 17 on Wednesday with hundreds of cases now confirmed, increasing fears of widespread contagion.

The previously unknown flu-like coronavirus strain is believed to have emerged from an animal market in central Wuhan city, with cases now detected as far away as the US.

The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 is widely regarded as “the deadliest in history”, and is believed to have infected around 500 million people worldwide, killing between 20 and 50 million.

Chinese officials have confirmed 440 cases of the new coronavirus strain — 2019-nCoV — so far, with 17 deaths.

Based on existing data, the disease is said to have a 2% death rate. This means that for every 50 people who catch the infection, one will statistically die.

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

Death Toll From New Coronavirus Spikes in Just a Day

The case count and death toll from a new coronavirus in China continued to climb Wednesday (Jan. 22) as officials stepped up efforts to control the spread of the virus.

There are now 440 confirmed cases and 17 deaths linked to the virus in China, according to the BBC. That’s up from around 300 cases and six deaths reported just yesterday (Jan. 21).

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

Japanese Shopkeeper Hangs Sign in Response to Coronavirus Panic: “No Chinese Allowed”

The mysterious new coronavirus now spreading around the globe prompted one shopkeeper in Japan to hang a sign outside his door announcing “no Chinese allowed.”

Reacting to hysteria about the virus, the shopkeeper in the mountain town of Hakone, a popular destination for Chinese tourists, posted the sign which reads, “No Chinese are allowed to enter the store…I do not want to spread the virus.”

“I want to protect myself from the virus and I don’t want Chinese people to enter the store,” the man told SCMP.

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

Officials: No One Allowed to Leave Wuhan, China, In Wake of Coronavirus Outbreak

Officials in Wuhan, China, are blocking residents from leaving the city, in an attempt to curb the coronavirus outbreak, which has rapidly spread to more than 500 people and killed at least 17, according to news reports.

The lockdown was reported Wednesday afternoon by People’s Daily China, the official newspaper of the Communist Party in China.

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

The New Mystery Virus in China is ‘Adapting and Mutating’ And No Known Drug Works Against it

Global health officials are racing to contain the outbreak of a mysterious new coronavirus before it starts spreading wildly out of control all over the planet. Unfortunately, they may already be too late. The virus has now spread to at least seven other countries outside of China, and a whole lot of people are starting to panic. We are being told that early indications that you may have been infected include “respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties”. But those symptoms could also simply mean that you have caught a common cold or the flu, and so there is going to be a lot of confusion out there…

What makes this crisis even more alarming is the fact that we are being told that this virus is “adapting and mutating”. The following comes from Reuters…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Aussie Sikhs and Muslims No Longer Have to Wear a Helmet on Bikes — While Other Riders Still Face Fines of Up to $344 for Cycling Without One

Police in Canberra will no longer issue fines to riders who wear a headdress for religious reasons caught riding without a helmet.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Exclusive: Sick Paedophile Who Used His Daughter as Bait to Molest Little Girls in a Safe Sydney Neighbourhood Was Deported to the UK — But His Family Don’t Want Anything to Do With Him

James Duncan Smith, now 65, was convicted of sexually assaulting girls under the age of 10 while he was living in St Clair, in Sydney’s west.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

‘How Dare This Arab! I’m a F***ing Aboriginal!’ Racist Mum Explodes at 7-Eleven Worker in Front of Her Crying Daughter After He Accused Her of Stealing Stash of Chocolate

Footage posted to social media shows the mother screaming in the middle of the store after she was caught attempting to steal chocolate bars from the store in Sydney’s West.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

New ‘Walking Sharks’ Discovered Strolling Off Coast of Australia

These fins are made for walking.

Scientists have discovered four new species of “walking sharks” that can use their fins to crawl about in search of prey, according to a new study published by Conservation International.

But no need to worry about sharks stalking you on land — these bizarre predators are completely harmless to humans.

The unique species — which belongs to the genus Hemiscyllium — can be seen in a video clambering over boulders on the ocean floor like a subaquatic centipede.

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Scott Morrison Says Hazard Reduction Burns Are More Important Than Cutting Carbon Emissions in Protecting Australians From Deadly Bushfires

Mr Morrison has also revealed the government was considering a way to name and shame states which don’t complete required hazard reduction burns across Australia.

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Shocking Moment Gang of Boys and Girls Storm a Bus and Harass a Muslim Woman and the Driver Before Making Off With the Till

Ten youths terrorised the driver for several minutes before running off with the till outside Castletown shopping centre in Townsville, Queensland, last Wednesday.

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Tony Abbott Says ‘Every Extreme Weather Event’ In Australia is Being Used as ‘Proof of Climate Change’ By Eco Fanatics Who Have Become ‘Religious’ In Their Beliefs

Mr Abbott said the fires were always going to happen in a country like Australia and hit out at those saying global warming was the cause as almost ‘religious’ in their beliefs.

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Traditional TV Broadcasts Are Boosted on YouTube While Independent Creators Suffer in Recommendations

A YouTube analyst recently revealed more data underlining the Google-owned video-sharing platform’s decision to push “authoritative voices” over “borderline content.”

Last year, YouTube announced its decision to “preserve an open platform” by preferring legacy media outlets over borderline content.

Mark Ledwich, a coder and researcher from Australia recently tweeted the image of two graphs containing the “Recommendation Impression Advantage” and the “% of views” for highlighting the recommendation advantage enjoyed by TV outlets over other creator channels.

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Somalia Offers to Take Swedish Islamic State Members From Syria

Somalian President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has offered to take in Swedish-Somalian Islamic State members, stating that he will accept them if European countries will not take them.

Kurdish authorities have said that around half of the Swedish woman in the al-Hol prison camp have a Somalian background, a number estimated to be between 30 to 40 people, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.

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Channel Migrants: Four Boats Intercepted in Channel

Four boats carrying fifty migrants have attempted to cross the English Channel.

Two vessels — each carrying 13 men — were intercepted by Border Force and brought to Dover.

Across the Channel, French authorities rescued 24 migrants after their boats’ engines failed.

Tony Eastaugh, the Home Office’s director for crime and enforcement, said the UK was “working in tandem with the French and Belgian authorities” to tackle illegal migrant crossings.

At least 41 migrants attempted to cross the Channel on Tuesday, including a boat carrying 14 migrants which sunk off the coast of De Panne, Belgium.

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Five Migrants Attempt to Enter Hungary in Rubber Dinghy

Five Syrian migrants attempted to enter Hungary by sailing up the River Tisza in an inflatable dinghy. Hungarian police apprehended three of them but are still looking for two other people in the area, a spokeswoman of the Csongrad County police department told MTI on Saturday.

The rubber dinghy, sailing from the Serbian side towards Hungary, was spotted by the radar of an army boat patrolling the river at 10.30pm on Friday.

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Migrant Smuggling Ring Who Brought Ten Thousand Kurdish Migrants Into Britain in Refrigerated Lorries for £6,000 Each is Smashed by French and Dutch Police

French and Dutch police arrested 23 people on suspicion of smuggling 10,000 Kurdish migrants to Britain in refrigerated lorries and rubber boats, Europe’s judicial agency said on Wednesday.

Nineteen suspects were held in France and four in the Netherlands following a 16-month probe, Eurojust said.

The gang charged close to £6,000 per person to cross the channel, and made around £60 million in total profits, the agency reported.

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Sanders Says He Will Consider Tearing Down Existing Border Wall

“Should you do that, tear it down? I don’t know, maybe the answer is yes”

As President Trump continues efforts to divert funding to build a new border wall, Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Monday that he would consider ‘tearing down’ the existing border barriers if he is elected.

Sanders reasoned that the current barrier on the US-Mexico border is ‘symbolic’.

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Thousands of Greek Protesters Demand Asylum Seekers Are Removed From Their Islands, As Locals Claim: ‘You Can’t Walk Alone After Dark, People Get Stabbed’

Thousands of Greek protesters have demanded asylum seekers be removed from their islands amid overcrowding and violence at the refugee camps.

The islands of Lesbos, Samos and Chios staged a general strike, shutting down shops and public services and rallying in central squares, with protesters shouting: ‘We want our islands back, we want our lives back.’

The islands of Lesbos, Samos and Chios staged a general strike, shutting down shops and public services and rallying in central squares, many protesters waving Greek flags.

Asylum-seekers should be shared out across Greece and the rest of Europe, 72-year-old Lesbos pensioner Efstratios Peppas said. ‘You can’t walk alone outside after dark, people get stabbed,’ he added.

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Actual Drag Queen Slams ‘Woke’ Parents for Allowing Their Kids to be Around Drag Queens

Drag queen Kitty Demure posted a viral video in which he expressed his amazement at why ‘woke’ parents are allowing their kids to be around drag queens, asking, “Would you want a stripper or a porn star to influence your child?”

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Breaking: Jessica Yaniv Arrested, Charged With Assault

Jessica Yaniv was arrested for the assault of a Canadian journalist on over the weekend. According to Keean Bexte, the journalist who was assaulted by Yaniv on camera outside of the B.C. courts on January 14, 2020, Yaniv spent time behind bars on the charge of assault. She may face up to five years for the assault.

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Feminist Author Calls on Germans to Stop Having Babies to Save the Planet

Feminist author Verena Brunschweiger has called on Germans to stop having babies to save the planet, despite the fact that the country’s native fertility rate is already at just 1.4 children per woman.

In an interview with Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, Brunschweiger warns “we are on the brink of ecological collapse” and that the only solution is “the renunciation of one’s own reproduction.”

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German Language Police Group Decides to ‘UnWord’ The Term ‘Climate Hysteria’

A German panel of linguists which decides on a new word to ‘ban’ every year has announced the ‘un-wording’ of the term “climate hysteria” because it undermines propaganda about man-made global warming.

First of all, just let it sink in that there is an organization comprised of linguists which exists solely to ‘ban’ words and terms that they don’t like. Their action is known as ‘Un-word of the year’.

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Leftists Normalize 12-Year-Olds Getting STDs

What level of amoral degeneracy do they want us to reach until they’re satisfied?

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11 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/22/2020

  1. “Teenage environmentalist Thunberg gave another hysterical speech at the global confab yesterday in which she claimed, “Our house is still on fire. Your inaction is fueling the flames by the hour. We are still telling you to panic, and to act as if you loved your children above all else.”
    Yes, we are loving our children and one way to show that love is not to give them everything they ask for.

    “We don’t want these things done in 2050, 2030, or even 2021,” Thunberg said. “We want this done now.”
    I bet she’d be the first to cry if we really did a complete 180° and turned off electricity (bar buildings like hospitals) and gas.

    • Well, turn off her internet and she would certainly cry.

      If the price to pay to reduce energy usage and carbon emissions below that of a somali goatherder included giving up Instagram, none of these virtue-signaling environmentalist bimbos would be willing to pay it.

  2. “Aussie Sikhs and Muslims No Longer Have to Wear a Helmet on Bikes — While Other Riders Still Face Fines of Up to $344 for Cycling Without One” That’s ok, the more they crash the less problems Oz is going to face eventually. (Is this too harsh? Feel free to moderate as needed.)

    • That’s a bit harsh; helmets, like seatbelts, reduce the likelihood of damage requiring expensive medical treatment which we all pay for (not only in countries with socialised healthcare- private insurance premiums are likely to be affected). And what’s your problem with Sikhs anyway?

  3. The 150 neighborhoods in France are like the no go zones. No one can ever show me a map or a list. Anyone out there with some real data other than the linked article?

  4. I do have a serious problem with Sikhism, but not Sikhs.
    Sikhism is a sect of Liberalism.
    Sikhism demands total devotion. Every cell in the body.
    Sikhism trains killers.
    Sikhism was created to destroy Hinduism, not Islam. (It was very Islam friendly initially)
    Sikhism is a predecessor of Antifa.

    The fact that Sikhs do have Hindu culture in the background of their minds and usually good people is a totally different story. The good thing about Sikhs is this Hindu background, that’s all. The irony is that at some point they started enmity to Muslims despite the design of the system and will of their founders. FYI Khomeini’s alleged father was a Sikh, a real Sikh with an Islamic murderous mindset.

  5. Meh.

    Flu is a bigger killer, both percentage-wise and in raw numbers.
    We would need to know the age breakdown of victims. If the young and young adults are the worst hit, then this is a worry.

  6. A motorist acquitted of trying to kill a policeman with a machete had previously been jailed for a ‘strikingly similar’ attack, it can now be revealed.

    Muhammad Rodwan, 56, launched a ferocious assault on PC Stuart Outten, 29, hacking at him with a 2ft-long rusty blade last August after the officer stopped his passing van because it was not insured.

    Shocking footage from the officer’s body-worn camera shows him fighting for his life after Rodwan leapt on him, stabbing him repeatedly and fracturing his skull.

    The PC, later nicknamed Britain’s bravest policeman, only managed to survive by firing his Taser twice as he fell to the ground with Rodwan coming ‘in for the kill’, jurors were told.

    Yesterday, there was fury as Rodwan was cleared of attempted murder and only convicted of wounding after it emerged that jurors were not told of his violent past.

    It can now be revealed that he is a convicted rapist who has previously been jailed for carrying out an unprovoked machete attack on two other men.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7922599/Horrifying-moment-van-driver-slashed-Britains-hardest-cop-SIX-times-head-machete.html

    Video is savage.

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