Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/24/2020

The woman in Chicago who has been diagnosed with the Wuhan Coronavirus is being treated in an area hospital. Meanwhile, 15 more people have died of the disease in China, bringing the death toll to 41 out of almost 1,300 known cases. Several instances of infection have been confirmed in France, and British authorities are expecting the coronavirus to arrive in the UK sooner or later. However, the six suspected cases in Quebec tested negative, leaving Canada coronavirus-free so far.

In other news, in an interview President Trump warned state legislators that he will not allow the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans to be undermined while he is president.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

Thanks to Caroline Glick, Fjordman, Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, SS, 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.

USA
» A Kentucky Biologist Discovered a New Species, And You Could Name it
» Actress Testifies Against Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein
» Adam Schiff Lectures America: Your Vote Doesn’t Count, We Can’t Trust the Ballot Box (Video)
» Breaking: Donald Trump Tweets the Logo of the United States Space Force
» Chicago Coronavirus Patient Receiving Treatment at Hoffman Estates Hospital
» Does This Video Show Chuck Schumer Talking to an Invisible Person?
» Florida Man Friday: Caution! Falling Iguana Zone
» George Soros Accuses Facebook of Working to Re-Elect Trump: Report
» Impeachment is Driving 1,000 Republican Candidates to Run for House Seats This Year
» Michael Avenatti Arrested by IRS Agents, Accused of Committing More Financial Crimes While Out on Bail
» New Species of Allosaurus Discovered in Utah
» New Thought Police NewsGuard is Owned by Big Pharma
» Obama Feels Sanders is Unfit to Battle Trump — and He Has Told People He Might Say So Publicly
» Panic: Searches for ‘Virus Mask’ Explode Online
» Recent Police Shootings Motivated Self-Proclaimed ISIS Terrorist, Milford Police Say
» Robert Barnes: The Unconstitutional Impeachment of President Trump
» The Rage of the Democrats
» Trump on Trial: Democrats Playing Games With People’s Lives
» Trump Sends Warning to Virginia Democrats: Gun Grab ‘Will Never Happen’ On My Watch
» US Suicide Rate Rises 40% Over 17 Years, With Blue-Collar Workers at Highest Risk, CDC Finds
» Watch: Donald Trump Becomes First President to Attend March for Life
» YouTubers Are Still Losing Channels to Fake Software Phishing and YouTube is Taking Weeks to Respond
 
Canada
» Canada Remains Coronavirus-Free as Six in Quebec Test Negative
 
Europe and the EU
» AI Must Have Human Oversight, MEPs Recommend
» Article 13: UK Will Not Implement EU Copyright Law
» Boris Johnson and EU Chiefs Sign UK Withdrawal Agreement Heralding Historic Brexit Moment
» Boris Johnson Tells Businesses to Focus on Training Current UK Workers and to ‘Stop Lobbying for Unlimited Labour From the EU’…
» Coronavirus: As of Now, Hungary Not Affected
» EU Commission Makes Move Against Poland on Judges Law
» EU Draws Up List of British Financial Industries to Punish
» How Dare You! Greta Thunberg Scolds Davos Elites for Ignoring Her Demands
» ‘Increasingly Likely’ There Will be Cases of Chinese Coronavirus in UK: Health Secretary
» Italy: Salvini is a Racist Says Tunisia Vice Speaker
» Italy: Islamic School Teachers ‘Hit Kids With Sticks’
» Italy: Schmidheiny Indicted in Eternit2 Case
» Killer Coronavirus Reaches UK?
» New Swedish Islamist Party Wants to Grant Muslims ‘Special Minority’ Status
» Six Dead, Suspect Arrested in Germany Shooting
» Sweden and Its Welfare State in Crisis
» Tunisian Background Swede Arrested Over London Christmas Eve Doorstep Murder
» UK Officials Want Trump Trade Deal at Front of the Line After Brexit: Report
» UK: London Cops Boast That Facial-Recog Creepycams Will be on the Streets This Year
» UK: Laurence Fox Receives Death Threats After Challenging “Woke” Culture
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Caroline Glick: Trump’s Invitation Has Changed the Stakes of the Election
 
Russia
» Putin’s New Plan to Hold Power Forever
 
Far East
» A ‘High-Level Exercise’ Conducted 3 Months Ago Showed That a Coronavirus Pandemic Could Kill 65 Million People
» Bat Soup
» China Coronavirus: Death Toll Rises as Disease Spreads
» Do These Videos Show People Collapsing in the Streets of Wuhan? Footage Emerges of Men and Women ‘Unable to Stand in Chinese City at the Centre of the Coronavirus Outbreak’
» George Soros Takes Aim at ‘Authoritarian’ Presidents Xi and Trump
» Just a Coincidence? A U.S. Patent for ‘An Attenuated Coronavirus’ Was Filed in 2015 and Granted in 2018
» Video: Man With Suspected Killer Virus Wheeled Away in Huge Box
» Virologist Who Visited Wuhan Says Coronavirus is “Out of Control”
» Watch: Wuhan Building 1000-Bed Hospital for Coronavirus in Just Six Days
 
Australia — Pacific
» Frustrated Volunteers Slam the Big Three Charities for Banking Millions of Dollars in Donations and Moving Too Slowly to Help Bushfire-Ravaged Communities
» Uber Driver Accused of Stabbing His Wife, 22, To Death Before Driving Himself to a Police Station Covered in Blood, ‘Had Only Just Moved in With His New Bride After an Arranged Marriage’
 
Latin America
» Three Al-Qaeda Terrorists From Venezuela Arrested in Colombia on Way to US — as Juan Guaidó Meets With US Leaders at Davos
 
Immigration
» French Border Force Intercept 11 Migrants in the Channel — Bringing Total to 107 Making Bid to Cross to Britain in Just Four Days
 
Culture Wars
» Goldman Sachs Won’t List Your Company if Only White Men Are on the Board
» Joe Rogan Smeared as a ‘White Nationalist Transphobe’ After Bernie Sanders Accepts His Endorsement
» LGBTQ Education is Now Mandatory in N.J. Schools.
» Reading, Writing, Arithmetic or Sex, What’s in Your School?
 

A Kentucky Biologist Discovered a New Species, And You Could Name it

A biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources recently discovered a new species of crayfish, and now the department is looking for someone to name it.

Kentucky Wild, a sponsorship program within KDFWR, is offering the chance for a sponsor to name the newly discovered species. All funds will go toward supporting wildlife facing threats in the state.

Zack Crouch, at-risk species biologist for the state, discovered the species after doing research to see if a species called the Louisville Crayfish needed to be placed on the federal endangered species list. During the research, he learned what was believed to be one species of crayfish was actually two.

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

Actress Testifies Against Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein

“Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra testified in wrenching detail about the night nearly 30 years ago that she said the disgraced Hollywood producer violently raped her at her apartment.

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

Adam Schiff Lectures America: Your Vote Doesn’t Count, We Can’t Trust the Ballot Box (Video)

In his opening argument on Wednesday blowhard Adam Schiff told America the ballot box cannot be trusted.

Your vote doesn’t count if you choose Trump.

Adam Schiff: The President’s misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box, for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won.

This really is a new low for Democrats — choose us or your vote doesn’t count!

Democrats don’t trust you to make the right decision.

They know better. And that’s why they’re so ANGRY.

They can’t accept that you reject their lunacy and hatred.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: Donald Trump Tweets the Logo of the United States Space Force

President Donald Trump released the first glimpse of the United States Space Force on Friday afternoon. The logo has been met with instant enthusiasm with many social media users comparing it to the iconic Star Trek logo.

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

Chicago Coronavirus Patient Receiving Treatment at Hoffman Estates Hospital

The woman diagnosed with coronavirus in Chicago has been receiving treatment at a suburban Hoffman Estates hospital, a hospital system spokesman said.

The Chicago resident in her 60s returned from Wuhan, China — the epicenter of a recent outbreak — on Jan. 13 and was later hospitalized, a state epidemiologist with the Illinois Department of Public Health said.

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

Does This Video Show Chuck Schumer Talking to an Invisible Person?

Mental health check?

A video appears to show Senator Chuck Schumer interacting with an invisible person, leading some to claim he has mental health issues, while others disputed this explanation.

The clip shows Schumer at the Senate impeachment trial yesterday talking to another Senator before approaching his empty chair.

Schumer then gestures at the empty chair as if he is telling someone to move out of the way.

[Comment: Invisible to us, but likely it was one of satan’s demonic minions. Schumer has a higher demonic rank, and was just telling the demonic entity to get out of his seat. ]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Florida Man Friday: Caution! Falling Iguana Zone

Florida Man parties like the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock forward every day. To prove it, this week we have gravity-impaired iguanas, a naked getaway, vicious attack squirrels, Google mind rays, and inspiring stories of how Florida residents are bravely coping with temperatures dropping all the way down into the weenie-shrinking 30s.

All on another action-packed…

Florida Man Friday!

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

George Soros Accuses Facebook of Working to Re-Elect Trump: Report

Left-wing billionaire George Soros has accused Facebook of helping to re-elect Donald Trump leading up to the 2020 election.

Soros, 89, made the comments during a speech in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday. He accused the social media giant of working to re-elect Trump during this year’s election campaign in exchange for protection.

“Facebook will work to re-elect Trump and Trump will protect Facebook,” the Hungarian-born U.S. investor said, according to Politico. “It makes me very concerned about the outcome of 2020.”

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

Impeachment is Driving 1,000 Republican Candidates to Run for House Seats This Year

Hundreds of Americans have been inspired to run for Congress as Republicans this year.

Mostly because they are outraged by what the Democrats are doing with impeachment.

Taking control of the House will be a numbers game and with this many people running, the odds are very good.

The Washington Examiner reported:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Michael Avenatti Arrested by IRS Agents, Accused of Committing More Financial Crimes While Out on Bail

Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rose to prominence as the legal counsel for adult-film actress Stormy Daniels during her lawsuit against President Trump over a hush-money deal, will remain in jail following his rearrest by IRS agents, a judge in Los Angeles ruled Wednesday after prosecutors alleged he continued to commit financial crimes while out on bail.

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

New Species of Allosaurus Discovered in Utah

A remarkable new species of meat-eating dinosaur has been unveiled at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Paleontologists unearthed the first specimen in early 1990s in Dinosaur National Monument in northeastern Utah. The huge carnivore inhabited the flood plains of western North America during the Late Jurassic Period, between 157-152 million years ago, making it the geologically oldest species of Allosaurus, predating the more well-known state fossil of Utah, Allosaurus fragilis. The newly named dinosaur Allosaurus jimmadseni, was announced today in the open-access scientific journal PeerJ.

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

New Thought Police NewsGuard is Owned by Big Pharma

NewsGuard Is the Latest ‘Truth Arbiter’ to Deceive You

The media is using a variety of tactics to restrict your access to the truth from websites like mine, including NewsGuard, a self-appointed internet watchdog that sells a browser plugin to rate websites on nine criteria of credibility and transparency. Before I delve further into NewsGuard and its underlying agenda, it’s important to look at who funds it.

NewsGuard received much of its startup funds from Publicis Groupe, a giant global communications group with divisions that brand imaging, design of digital business platforms, media relations and health care.

Publicis Groupe’s health subsidiary, Publicis Health, names Lilly, Abbot, Roche, Amgen, Genentech, Celgene, Gilead, Biogen, Astra Zeneca, Sanofi, Bayer and other Big Pharma giants as clients, which gives you an idea of where its loyalties lie.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has also awarded Publicis Media a healthy piece of business, and the communications group responded by creating a custom “platformGSK” to run the drug giant’s media business…

Once installed on your browser, NewsGuard assigns a color coded “Nutrition Label” to sites, rating them green or red in a process they said would be “completely transparent and accountable.” While first launching in the U.S., NewsGuard expanded internationally, launching in the U.K. in 2019 and rating more than 200 websites.

The startup created controversy in January 2019 after giving Mail Online — the most read news website in the U.K. — a failing grade, stating it failed to uphold even basic standards of accuracy or accountability.

Following backlash and apparent “discussions” with a Daily Mail executive, NewsGuard changed the rating to green, stating the site “generally maintains basic standards of accuracy and accountability” and said they were wrong.

It was an early indication of what can go wrong when you trust a conflicted startup company to dictate what’s truth and what’s not. In January 2020, NewsGuard announced it would adopt a subscription service in the U.K. and will start charging for the service.

At the same time, NewsGuard issued a notice to subscribers in the U.S. with an offer to sign up early for $1.95 a month to “help keep NewsGuard free for the hundreds of libraries and schools that use NewsGuard.”…

It is very likely Google, Facebook, Twitter and other platforms will use these ratings to lower the visibility of content — making nonconformist views disappear entirely.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Obama Feels Sanders is Unfit to Battle Trump — and He Has Told People He Might Say So Publicly

Former President Barack Obama has remained mostly silent through the early stages of the Democratic race to unseat Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election but that may soon change, friends and associates tell FOX Business, as avowed socialist Bernie Sanders gains in national polls and seems poised to obtain front-runner status.

The people who spoke on the condition of anonymity say Obama’s preference had always been to lay low through the primaries aside from making some broad comments as he did in November of last year when, according to a report in The New York Times, the former two-term president, best known for expanding the size of government and his eponymous health care mandate, appeared genuinely worried about some of the increasingly leftist proposals being touted on the campaign trail from Sanders, the US senator from Vermont, and to some extent, Elizabeth Warren, the US senator from Massachusetts.

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

Panic: Searches for ‘Virus Mask’ Explode Online

Washington residents worried after confirmed case in Seattle; Man treated by ROBOT

Search engine requests for ‘virus mask’ have exploded as panic begins to set in regarding the deadly coronavirus, which experts have warned could lead to a global pandemic.

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

Recent Police Shootings Motivated Self-Proclaimed ISIS Terrorist, Milford Police Say

Milford police said they have arrested a man who, implying he is from ISIS, threatened to kill police officers.

Miguel Silva, 31, of Stratford Avenue in Stratford was arrested Thursday on a warrant for act of terrorism, first-degree harassment, first-degree threatening and breach of peace, police said. He is in custody on $50,000 bail.

According to police, he left threatening messages in a common hallway of a River Street apartment complex on Jan. 19. The messages said, “ISIS we will kill cops!” and “Milford Police Stratford Police ISIS you got our guy in Shelton this is the beginning.”

Threatening messages also were left in other River Street buildings, police said. They were, “Declare war against police ha ha ha ha ha” and “ISIS will blow up the Milford police station run my prints pigs!! I’m smiling for the camera yes I am.”

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

Robert Barnes: The Unconstitutional Impeachment of President Trump

Neither of the impeachment charges against President Donald Trump is indictable. As such, neither is impeachable. The Constitution compels the Senate tp acquit President Trump as a matter of law.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Rage of the Democrats

What underlies the rage of the Democrat Party and of the leftist Democrat Establishment vis-a-vis President Donald Trump?

Over forty years ago, during my high school years in Iran, my father and I had a conversation. He was an avid Republican, even though he lived on the other side of the world. Right before I prepared to leave Iran for the US, he gave me some fatherly advice. He explained why the Democrat Party was bad for America, bad for Iran and bad for the world. He advised me if I ever became a US citizen, to never vote for Democrats. After all these years, I now understand what he meant by those words of wisdom.

For over twenty years I did not vote simply because I was not a US citizen. Even after I became one, I was not fully aware of the depth of this party’s evil ideology. Although, eight long years of Obama’s presidency was enough to make me realize where America was headed and what brand of Democrats were in charge, but it was not until the election of President Trump that exposed just how corrupt the Democrats and every government institutions were. Now that genie is out of the bottle, they cannot put it back in. Public trust is out the door. All because it was Hillary’s turn to be president…

Since the election of Donald Trump, the left has lost its collective mind. They have gone into a stage of sheer lunacy and have not returned. It seems the entire liberal world has combined their efforts to take Trump out at all cost. But in this devilish process, the left has exposed its true nature. I have stated many times that multiculturalism and the doctrine of moral relativism is destroying the moral fabric of America. Moral relativism is the core of the social sciences, hence of sociology, anthropology, psychology, and political science. It corrupts judges, opinion makers, policy and decision makers.

Moral relativism denies the existence of evil. This doctrine is evident in the writings and pro-Palestinian attitude of former President Barack Obama. It was evident in the American policy of detente vis-a-vis the Soviet Union. It was denounced by Andre Solzhenitsyn in his book “Being Silent about Evil.”

This Democrat Party no longer hides its agenda. They now openly encourage millions of illegal aliens to violate our laws and break into our country and they want to sign them up for free welfare, free healthcare and free education. And of course, the right to vote with the help of their ACE in the hole, the “Fake News” media.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump on Trial: Democrats Playing Games With People’s Lives

“What I found laughable was Shifty Schiff, a proven liar, telling the Senators they must provide for an honest and fair trial that lets both sides make their case. Schiff and [Rep. Jerry] Nadler ran the process in the House and did everything they could to prove their case. But they failed miserably and sent the Senate a fraudulent case for indictment,” said former New York police detective and law professor Jacob Skolbey.

“Despite facing rabid Deep State lackeys, the Republicans won the initial legal battle in impeachment trial when the Senate voted down an attempt by New York’s Sen. Chuck Schumer to subpoena a number of documents from the Trump White House regarding the Ukrainian government,” Prof. Skolbey told Conservative Base. Skolbey added that the lawmakers’s voted against Schumer’s amendment (53-47).

Well-known attorney Jay Sekulow, who is one of the most prolific and victorious lawyers in America, is leading President Donald Trump’s defense in the Senate impeachment trial. He quickly has exposed the Democrat ‘trifecta’ that makes impeachment unconstitutional.

He accused the Democrats of denying President Trump’s right to cross-examine witnesses in the House “fishing expedition, Trump’s right to have complete access to the Democrats’ so-called evidence, and have legal counsel present at all hearings whether they be public, televised hearings or closed door secret interviews/interrogations.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Sends Warning to Virginia Democrats: Gun Grab ‘Will Never Happen’ On My Watch

President Donald Trump has sent a clear message to lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled state of Virginia, warning that he will not allow them to undermine the Second Amendment rights of American citizens while he’s in office.Speaking during an interview with Fox News Wednesday, President Trump warned Democrats that a gun grab “will never happen as long as I’m here.”

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

US Suicide Rate Rises 40% Over 17 Years, With Blue-Collar Workers at Highest Risk, CDC Finds

The suicide rate has surged 40% in the U.S. over less than two decades, with blue-collar workers — particularly mining, oilfield, construction and auto-repair workers — at a significantly higher risk, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC analyzed suicide rates by industry and occupational groups by gender using data from the 32 states that participated in the 2016 National Violent Death Reporting system. Researchers examined the suicide rates by profession for 20,975 people between the ages of 16 and 64. For both men and women, construction and “extraction” workers, mostly in the mining or oil and gas fields, had the highest suicide rates, the CDC found in research published Thursday.

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

Watch: Donald Trump Becomes First President to Attend March for Life

On Friday, President Trump became the first president ever to attend the annual March for Life.

During the gathering, which attracts hundreds of thousands of people every year to Washington D.C., Trump told the crowd, “We’re here for a very simple reason—to defend the right of every child, born and unborn, to fulfill their God-given potential.”

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

YouTubers Are Still Losing Channels to Fake Software Phishing and YouTube is Taking Weeks to Respond

Back in November, we covered a story where MacroStyle’s YouTube channel got hijacked. It turns out, there’s a bit of a trend of that going around and the problem is even more widespread.

On January 21, YouTuber Dmonty Gaming posted a video titled “How my Youtube Channel was Hijacked for 3 weeks” telling his story and explaining what happened. He was approached by a sponsor with a link to check out their product before promoting it on his channel. Upon clicking the link, he said his account was taken-over and that allowed the hackers to transfer ownership of his YouTube channel — exactly what happened to MacroStyle last year and is happening to more and more YouTubers each week.

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

Canada Remains Coronavirus-Free as Six in Quebec Test Negative

The six people who authorities suspected had coronavirus after displaying symptoms of a respiratory virus have all tested negative for the deadly disease, says Quebec’s health department.

The six people, who were kept at undisclosed hospitals in Montreal and Quebec City, were believed to potentially be infected as they had recently travelled to China, CTV reports.

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

AI Must Have Human Oversight, MEPs Recommend

Developments in artificial intelligence and automated decision-making by computer algorithms should always require human oversight, according to the European Parliament’s internal market committee (IMCO) on Thursday (23 January), which passed a draft resolution aimed at ensuring humans remain in control of the technology.

Automated decision-making systems (ADMs) — technical systems that replace human decision making — are being used by public and private entities for tasks from recruiting to predictive policing, and are most widely-used in the US.

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

Article 13: UK Will Not Implement EU Copyright Law

Universities and Science Minister Chris Skidmore has said that the UK will not implement the EU Copyright Directive after the country leaves the EU.

Several companies have criticised the law, which would hold them accountable for not removing copyrighted content uploaded by users, if it is passed.

EU member states have until 7 June 2021 to implement the new reforms, but the UK will have left the EU by then.

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

Boris Johnson and EU Chiefs Sign UK Withdrawal Agreement Heralding Historic Brexit Moment

The President of the European Commission, the head of the European Council, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson have signed the agreement governing the United Kingdom’s withdrawal of the European Union, one of the final steps towards Brexit at the end of January.

New Commission president Ursula von der Leyen shared photographs of herself and European Council president Charles Michel signing the document — in blue ballpoint pens, an informal touch defying the normal global convention of signing treaties with real ink pens — Friday morning, overlooked in their task by a stern Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator.

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

Boris Johnson Tells Businesses to Focus on Training Current UK Workers and to ‘Stop Lobbying for Unlimited Labour From the EU’…

[…]as Downing Street slaps down an offer to help design Britain’s post-Brexit immigration system

Downing Street has rejected a big business demand to allow low-skilled migration from the EU to continue after Brexit, telling companies to focus on training UK workers instead.

A raft of business groups signed a letter sent to Home Secretary Priti Patel spelling out what they want the UK’s new immigration system to include.

One of the key asks is for the government to extend a ‘temporary visa route’ from one to two years to allow unsponsored migrant workers from the bloc to continue to come to Britain.

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

Coronavirus: As of Now, Hungary Not Affected

More and more airports around the world are taking preventative safety measures against the rapidly spreading coronavirus in China, but for now, Hungarian authorities don’t think these actions are necessary at Budapest Airport (Liszt Ferenc International). Also, at a press conference, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjartó emphasized there have been no reports of Hungarians affected by the coronavirus.

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

EU Commission Makes Move Against Poland on Judges Law

The EU Commission on Friday asked the European Court of Justice, the EU’s highest court, for interim measures against Poland’s new law to discipline judges for criticising the government. Poland’s parliament, dominated by the eurosceptic PiS party, passed a bill on Thursday that would allow judges who criticise the government’s reforms to be disciplined, including through dismissals. Commission vice-president Vera Jourova will be in Poland next week.

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

EU Draws Up List of British Financial Industries to Punish

The European Commission has drawn up a list of 40 different types of financial services it could threaten to block from the EU’s market if the UK diverges from Brussels’ regulations after Brexit.

The Queen gave Royal Assent to the Brexit bill on Thursday afternoon, and apart from some administrative formalities on the other side of the English Channel, the UK will be out of the EU by January 31st, 2020.

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

How Dare You! Greta Thunberg Scolds Davos Elites for Ignoring Her Demands

Swedish climate worrier Greta Thunberg held a press conference in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday and complained the climate movement’s demands (on fossil fuel divestment) have been “completely ignored” this week by attendees at the World Economic Forum.

Asked for her impressions of the event, a clearly underwhelmed Thunberg was to the point, saying: “We had a few demands (coming into the World Economic Forum). Of course, these demands have been completely ignored. We expected nothing less.”

She cautioned that while the world does not treat “this crisis as a crisis, and as long as the facts are ignored, we will not solve this crisis.”

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

‘Increasingly Likely’ There Will be Cases of Chinese Coronavirus in UK: Health Secretary

Health secretary Matt Hancock has warned that it is “increasingly likely” there will be a UK case of coronavirus, after the number of people being tested for the Chinese-origin virus rises from four to 14.

On Thursday night, authorities confirmed that four people, believed to be students who had returned recently from China, were being tested for the virus in Scotland. That number had increased to 14, reports The Times.

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

Italy: Salvini is a Racist Says Tunisia Vice Speaker

Nationalist leader rang Tunisian doorbell asking if pusher there

(ANSA) — Rome, January 22 — Nationalist opposition League party leader and populist strongman Matteo Salvini is a racist, the Tunisian parliament’s deputy speaker said Wednesday after the former interior minister rang the doorbell of a Tunisian family in Bologna Tuesday asking if a drug pusher lived there.

The incident in Bologna’s high crime working class Pilastro district showed “a racist and shameful attitude that undermines relations between Italy and Tunisia,” said the official, Osama Sghaier. Salvini was led to the flat by a local mother of a dead addict who told him a pusher lived there.

He commended her actions, saying more people should show such concern for their communities.

Salvini rang the bell of the Tunisian family and said “good evening madam, is your son a drug pusher?”.

Anti-migrant Euroskeptic League leader Salvini has been criticised for anti-migrant policies he enacted as interior minister in the last government.

These including shutting Italy’s ports to NGO rum migrant rescue ships, and a migrant and security decree which critics said criminalised migrants by stripping them of certain rights.

Salvini responded to the Tunisian official’s charge by saying “I listened to the cry of pain from a mother courage who lost her son to drugs.

“An act of appreciation that we should all do: the fight against drug pushers should unite and not divide.

“Zero tolerance for drugs and pushers of death: for us it is a priority.

“In Emilia Romagna and in the whole of Italy there are decent hardworking immigrants, who have integrated and respect the law.

But those who push drugs are a problem for all: whether they are Italian or foreign, it makes no difference.” Salvini is campaigning hard in Emilia Romagna ahead of regional elections there on Sunday. The alleged pusher, 17, said Wednesday he was seeking legal advice from a local lawyer who has set up a campaign against hate speech, Cathy La Torre.

The youth was born in Italy of Tunisian parents. His father has also resorted to La Torre’s services.

Meanwhile popular DJ, writer and actor Fabio Volo mocked Salvini for “only taking it out on the weak” saying “go and ring the doorbell of the Camorra”, the Naples mafia, “if you have the balls for it”.

Volo’s remark went viral, with most people on social media agreeing with him.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Islamic School Teachers ‘Hit Kids With Sticks’

In Monza

(ANSA) — Monza, January 20 — Two Senegalese-Italian teachers at an Islamic school in Monza have been accused of hitting children between the ages of five and 10 with wooden sticks, sources said Monday.

The children were also allegedly threatened and shut up in a cubbyhole because they allegedly did not work hard enough, sources said.

The alleged abuse took place against some 10 children.

One of the teachers has been placed under house arrest, judicial sources said.

The other has been obliged to sign in with police, they said.

The school is run by a Monza-based Islamic association.

One of the teachers is alleged to have threatened children by saying “if you say anything at home I’ll kill you”.

The other is alleged to have said “you know what’ll happen if you complain, you’ll end up in the punition room, in the dark”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Schmidheiny Indicted in Eternit2 Case

In deaths of 392 people at Casale Monferrato plant

(ANSA) — Vercelli, January 24 — Swiss businessman Stephan Schmidheiny was indicted Friday in the Eternit2 asbestos death case.

He has been charged with voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of 392 people who died after exposure to asbestos in a plant at Casale Monferrato near Alessandria in Piedmont.

The trial will open in Novara on November 27.

Former Eternit CEO Schmidheiny is already on trial in Naples on charges of voluntary manslaughter in the death of six workers and two of their relatives of cancer due to exposure to asbestos in the plant at Bagnoli in Naples.

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Killer Coronavirus Reaches UK?

Government calls emergency COBRA meeting

The British government has called an emergency meeting after medical experts warned that it is ‘highly likely’ that the deadly super-bug has already reached UK shores.

The Cobra contingencies committee convened at the Cabinet Office in London, where Health Secretary Matt Hancock told press that “the clinical advice is that the risk to the public remains low and the chief medical officer will be making a full statement later today.”

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New Swedish Islamist Party Wants to Grant Muslims ‘Special Minority’ Status

A newly formed Swedish political party has proposed making all Muslims in Sweden a “special minority”, claiming that Muslims suffer daily from violence and verbal attacks.

The Nyans Party say they want Muslims in Sweden to be recognised in the same way the country recognises Sami peoples and Jews as special minorities, saying that they want so-called Islamophic crimes to receive a special classification under the law, SVT reports.

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Six Dead, Suspect Arrested in Germany Shooting

Six people were killed in a shooting in a small 5,200-resident southern German town Friday, with police arresting a German citizen suspect at the scene.

In addition to those reported as dead, several others are said to have been injured including two seriously in the shooting at a hotel in the town of Rot am See, Baden-Württemberg.

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Sweden and Its Welfare State in Crisis

The Swedish welfare state has often been praised by the left in the United States. After the migration crisis of 2015, however, when Sweden was flooded by Syrian refugee claimants, Sweden is now facing a welfare crisis that threatens the entire Swedish welfare state model.

Sweden had 9.7 million inhabitants in 2015, before it received 162,000 asylum seekers. 70% of those asylum seekers came from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. 70% of those asylum seekers were also men. The migration crisis created an unsustainable financial and social situation that caused the Swedish political establishment to rethink its stance on asylum migration, which, until then, had been extremely liberal.

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Tunisian Background Swede Arrested Over London Christmas Eve Doorstep Murder

A 22-year-old Swedish passport holder of Tunisian heritage has been arrested in connection with the murder of Swedish-Albanian record producer Flamur ‘Alex’ Begiri in London on Christmas Eve.

The 22-year-old, who is said to live in the multicultural southern city of Malmö, was arrested by Danish authorities in Copenhagen at the city’s airport during passport control following a return flight from Thailand, Danish magazine Ekstra Bladet reports.

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UK Officials Want Trump Trade Deal at Front of the Line After Brexit: Report

Senior officials in the British government are urging the prime minister to prioritise signing a U.S. trade deal after Brexit.

Sources told Business Insider that Department for International Trade officials would see the successful completion of a Trump trade deal before any others as a victory for Brexit Britain. DIT also reportedly wants to agree on deals with New Zealand and Australia in a similar timeframe.

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UK: London Cops Boast That Facial-Recog Creepycams Will be on the Streets This Year

Met’s own test deployments, showed an inaccuracy rate closer to 98 per cent

In depth London’s Metropolitan Police is to start routinely deploying facial-recognition tech across the English capital despite legal and public opinion challenges, the force declared this morning.

The so-called AFR (Automated Facial Recognition) technology, supplied by NEC Global, will be deployed on London’s streets to monitor innocent people going about their business — and, so the police hope, to also catch criminals.

“Live Facial Recognition is a fantastic crime-fighting tool,” an enthusiastic assistant commissioner Nick Ephgrave told the nation’s press (and El Reg) this morning, comparing it to “showing photographs to [constables] before they go out on patrol”.

A spokesman from tech supplier NEC told the briefing that its own internal trials showed a 70 per cent accuracy rate without giving details of how this was established. Independent trials, as well as the Met’s own test deployments, showed an inaccuracy rate closer to 98 per cent — not that this is stopping PC Plod.

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UK: Laurence Fox Receives Death Threats After Challenging “Woke” Culture

“Boring” might seem like a pretty good description of the way media have gotten themselves invested in covering the stirrings in the British royal family — namely, what Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, might or might not do next with their lives.

Who knew, then, that such a simple statement might devolve into a “race” and “woke” war? To be fair — probably anyone who has been around the internet and the media during the past couple of years.

But still, this case of media/social media outrage is a little different, as it involved a member of a Britain’s actor “dynasty” — namely, Laurence Fox — who dared to go on the BBC and refer to the whole “Megxit” thing as not rooted in race at all, and pretty boring, overall. That is — Fox and mixed-race university lecturer Rachel Boyle both appeared on BBC Question Time last week to debate the issue of the press coverage of Markle, i.e., the Duchess of Sussex.

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Caroline Glick: Trump’s Invitation Has Changed the Stakes of the Election

Leaks about the details of President Donald Trump’s peace plan are contradictory. Until the President releases his plan officially, we won’t know for certain what it involves. But from what we have experienced so far with the Trump administration generally and President Trump in particular, it is clear that Trump does not accept the premise that formed the foundation of the Oslo peace process with the Palestine Liberation Organization.

The 1993 Oslo framework for peace, and every peace plan that derived from it since, was based on the assumption that the PLO gets a veto over Israel’s right to secure its interests and assert its sovereign rights in Judea and Samaria.

Comments this week from Blue and White Party officials, from party head Benny Gantz on down the line demonstrated that Israel’s largest center-left faction, the party competing with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud for national leadership, adheres to this assumption unequivocally. Without the PLO’s permission, or what Gantz referred to on Tuesday as “coordination with the international community,” (which amounts to the same thing), Gantz and his colleagues assert that Israel mustn’t apply its laws to the Jordan Valley or to any other part of Judea and Samaria.

Trump’s sudden decision to summon Netanyahu to the White House for a meeting next Tuesday and his acceptance of Netanyahu’s request that Gantz also be invited, puts Gantz in a bind…

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Putin’s New Plan to Hold Power Forever

(Bloomberg Opinion) — In his state of the nation address on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a sweeping constitutional reform that would give him several options to retain power after 2024, when his term ends. The announcement led to the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s government, showing that a full reset of Russia’s governance system is underway — and that Medvedev won’t succeed Putin as president, as he did for one term in 2008.

Having spent the first hour of the 80-minute speech on demographics and the economy, Putin suddenly turned to the constitution. Most of his proposals would leave Russia, whose current constitution now enshrines near-dictatorial presidential powers, with a less powerful presidency — and a more limited choice of potential presidents.

First, Putin suggested that only people who have resided in Russia continuously for more than 25 years and who have never possessed a foreign passport or permanent residence permit should be allowed to run for president. The current version of the constitution says a second citizenship in no way limits a Russian’s rights.

[Comment: Article dated January 15, 2020]

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A ‘High-Level Exercise’ Conducted 3 Months Ago Showed That a Coronavirus Pandemic Could Kill 65 Million People

Just over three months ago, a “high-level pandemic exercise” entitled “Event 201” was held in New York City. On October 18th the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, in conjunction with the World Economic Forum and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, brought together “15 leaders of business, government, and public health” to simulate a scenario in which a coronavirus pandemic was ravaging the planet. The current coronavirus outbreak that originated in China did not begin until December, and so at that time it was supposedly just a hypothetical exercise. The following comes from the official page for this event…

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted Event 201, a high-level pandemic exercise on October 18, 2019, in New York, NY. The exercise illustrated areas where public/private partnerships will be necessary during the response to a severe pandemic in order to diminish large-scale economic and societal consequences.

I find it quite interesting that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was involved, because they are also financial backers of the institute that was granted a U.S. patent for “an attenuated coronavirus” in November 2018.

It appears that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been quite interested in the threat posed by coronaviruses for quite some time.

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Bat Soup

Is it racist to think that Chinese people eating bats is gross, despite scientists linking it to the coronavirus outbreak?

Are all cultures equal?

Eat the bat, bigot.

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China Coronavirus: Death Toll Rises as Disease Spreads

Health officials in China say a coronavirus has killed 15 more people in the province of Hubei, where the outbreak first started.

There are currently 1,287 confirmed cases in China, 41 of whom have died.

It comes as China is begins celebrations of the Lunar New Year, one of the most important dates in its calendar.

Many events have been cancelled and a new hospital is being built in the city of Wuhan.

The virus has now spread to Europe, with three cases confirmed in France.

The first case was in Bordeaux, while the other two were in the Paris area, the French health minister said on Friday night.

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Do These Videos Show People Collapsing in the Streets of Wuhan? Footage Emerges of Men and Women ‘Unable to Stand in Chinese City at the Centre of the Coronavirus Outbreak’

Dozens of videos being circulated on social media purport to show people collapsing in the streets of the Chinese city of Wuhan, epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak, as medics rush to treat them.

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George Soros Takes Aim at ‘Authoritarian’ Presidents Xi and Trump

Billionaire philanthropist George Soros has launched a stinging attack on the “authoritarian rulers” of both the US and China.

He said President Donald Trump was a “conman and the ultimate narcissist” who had breached the limits of the US constitution.

And he said China’s President Xi Jinping was using technology to exert total control over Chinese life.

“The world would be a better place if they weren’t in power,” Mr Soros said.

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Just a Coincidence? A U.S. Patent for ‘An Attenuated Coronavirus’ Was Filed in 2015 and Granted in 2018

We are being told that the coronavirus outbreak which is currently escalating at an exponential rate probably started with a snake. Perhaps that is true, but a lot of researchers are now pointing out some really odd “coincidences” regarding this outbreak. For example, China’s very first biosafety-level-4 lab is located just 20 miles away from where this outbreak supposedly originated. And a news report about this lab from a few years ago specifically stated that it would be “studying the pathogen that causes SARS”. Of course SARS was caused by a coronavirus, and now a “new coronavirus” has been unleashed in the only Chinese city where coronavirus research was being conducted.

I will discuss this more later in the article, but first I want to talk about the very odd “coincidence” that a U.S. patent for “an attenuated coronavirus” was granted not too long ago. As you can see right here, the patent was filed in July 2015 and it was granted in November 2018.

So it has just been a little over a year since the patent was granted.

According to a summary of this patent, this attenuated coronavirus “may be used as a vaccine for treating and/or preventing a disease”…

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The lab cost approximately 44 million dollars to build, and the Nature article specifically mentioned that future plans for the facility included “studying the pathogen that causes SARS”.

In other words, coronavirus research was to be conducted in this lab.

Perhaps it is just a wild coincidence that the coronavirus outbreak began in the only city in China with a biosafety-level-4 lab that was conducting coronavirus research.

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Video: Man With Suspected Killer Virus Wheeled Away in Huge Box

WTF Is This?

Bizarre footage has emerged of a man in China, suspected of having the killer coronavirus, being wheeled away to a fate unknown in some kind of huge quarantine box.

The footage shows a man dressed in a hazmat suit, mask and gloves being transported to an ambulance outside the airport in the city of Fuzhou in south-eastern China.

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Virologist Who Visited Wuhan Says Coronavirus is “Out of Control”

A top virologist who was involved in the response to SARS says he has visited Wuhan, China and believes that the coronavirus is “out of control.”

Dr. Guan, the director of the State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infections Diseases at the University of Hong Kong, told the Globe and Mail, “I’ve experienced so much and I’ve never felt scared before, but this time I’m scared.”

Guan also warned that the scale of the infection may be “10 times higher than SARS” and left Wuhan fearing that “the epidemic situation was out of control.”

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Watch: Wuhan Building 1000-Bed Hospital for Coronavirus in Just Six Days

The city of Wuhan is attempting to build a 1000-bed hospital in a span of just 6 days. The hospital is in response to the recent coronavirus outbreak. The Chinese city is where the outbreak was originally noticed.

The workers are using prefabricated buildings to speed up the building process. The building zone is located on the outskirts of Wuhan, according to The Guardian.

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Frustrated Volunteers Slam the Big Three Charities for Banking Millions of Dollars in Donations and Moving Too Slowly to Help Bushfire-Ravaged Communities

Frustrated volunteers who have worked tirelessly to help those immediately affected by Australia’s bushfire crisis claim larger charities have abandoned those in need.

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Uber Driver Accused of Stabbing His Wife, 22, To Death Before Driving Himself to a Police Station Covered in Blood, ‘Had Only Just Moved in With His New Bride After an Arranged Marriage’

Mohammad Ali Halimi, 25, is alleged to have led police to the body after showing up at Mirrabooka Police Station covered in blood that afternoon.

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Three Al-Qaeda Terrorists From Venezuela Arrested in Colombia on Way to US — as Juan Guaidó Meets With US Leaders at Davos

Five million refugees have fled Venezuela under Maduro. One million children are without their parents due to the exodus. The average income in Venezuela is down to $3.5 dollars a month. of And the country today is one of the most dangerous in the world with terrorists like Hizballah and violent armed groups roaming the streets.

It is important to note that today the US authorities from Colombia, arrested three suspected terrorists from Al-Qaeda who entered the territory from Venezuela. This is an urgent situation that worries and represents a security risk for the hemisphere.

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French Border Force Intercept 11 Migrants in the Channel — Bringing Total to 107 Making Bid to Cross to Britain in Just Four Days

A French patrol boat has intercepted a vessel carrying 11 migrants in the English Channel.

Border forces were alerted at 7.50am today to a report of a boat four nautical miles north-east of Calais, French maritime authorities said.

The migrants — including a woman and two children — were recovered by the Jacques Oudart Fourmentin patrol boat and taken to Calais.

It came as air temperatures in Dover, Kent, were as low as 4C.

[Comment: Article dated January 24, 2020]

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Goldman Sachs Won’t List Your Company if Only White Men Are on the Board

Goldman Sachs, one of the world’s leading advisers on IPOs, will no longer take companies in the US and Europe public if they have boards made up entirely of white men.

Speaking to CNBC at the World Economic Forum at Davos on 23 January, the US investment bank’s chief executive, David Solomon, said: “I think from a governance perspective, diversity on boards is a very, very important issue. We have been very, very focused on it. So we’re trying to find ways to encourage that.”

From 30 June, Goldman will insist that every company it helps with an initial public offering in its two core regions (Europe and the US) have at least one “diverse director”. This will increase to two in June 2021.

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Joe Rogan Smeared as a ‘White Nationalist Transphobe’ After Bernie Sanders Accepts His Endorsement

Joe Rogan is being smeared by leftists as a right-wing white nationalist transphobe after Bernie Sanders accepted the podcast host’s endorsement.

Yes, really.

Sanders’ campaign tweeted a clip from Rogan’s show saying that he would vote for Bernie in the presidential election if Sanders secures the nomination.

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LGBTQ Education is Now Mandatory in N.J. Schools.

Educators in her public school district — and 11 others in New Jersey — are now testing a pilot curriculum to include instruction about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law last year requiring New Jersey public schools to include LGBTQ-related instruction in lesson plans for middle and high schoolers statewide. The mandate takes effect statewide for the 2020-21 school year. Advertisement

Garden State Equality, an advocacy group that pushed for the mandate, developed a model curriculum and selected districts to launch the first phase of the program. It started training teachers this month on how to promote inclusion across all subject areas.

[Comment: Meanwhile students in China are learning advacned mathematics.]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic or Sex, What’s in Your School?

In 1963, Rep Herlong (D FL) read 45 Goals of Communism into the congressional record. This was 53 years ago when the Democrat Party actually stood for decency and understood the dangers of communism. https://www.theblaze.com/video/45-communist-goals-for-america

Today the majority of those goals are being practiced. For the purpose of this article, I am focusing on these goals as they apply to the school programs we see today:

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”…

Tucker Carlson began his show by saying that the Left is turning education into political propaganda. His show investigated a radical new curriculum called Deep Equity. It is produced by a for-profit company, Corwin, which calls it a teacher training program aimed at producing real school improvement for equity & social justice.

Now how will this “improvement” happen? According to Tucker, mainly by attacking students on the basis of skin color.

Deep Equity claims America is based on a hierarchy of various oppressions: Men oppress women; Christianity oppresses Islam; English oppresses Spanish; White people oppress everyone. If you have a problem with this claim, then you are an oppressor and part of the problem.

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11 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/24/2020

  1. Putin’s New Plan to Hold Power Forever
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    I think that everything will collapse soon. It is already felt in the air.
    Apathy, hatred, distrust.
    I remember how the USSR collapsed. As we, as a whole class, in the mid-80s fled from the school-wide Komsomol meeting and there was nothing for us – no one wanted anything.
    The collapse of the USSR was relatively bloodless.
    But now there will be something like 1917. If you read the literature of that period, then perhaps the moods are similar.

    By the way, do you know that the grandchildren of members of the Politburo all live in the West?

    • Yes, we see our Bolshevik descendants inside the West, destroying it like third generation viruses. Poor Christian Russia. We pray for your prosperity.

      • It was not so simple. Pre-revolutionary Russia was a rather ugly state entity with incredible social stratification. And it was difficult to call it Christian. A relations “church + state” existed to to suppress dissatisfaction. For example, so that the peasants do not complain when their children are traded for thoroughbred puppies or lost in cards.
        For the truth about the Russian Orthodox Church, Leo Tolstoy was anathematized.
        Do you know that slavery was canceled in Russia only in 1861?

        All this is described in Russian classical literature.

        The revolution is the result of stupidity, greed and degradation of the so-called “elites”.
        Rasputin, obscurantism, technological backwardness …
        Endless poverty of 80% of the population … The incompetent king Nikki No. 2 … Nobody needs a war …
        And then certain forces simply played on the contradictions. What came of this and who took advantage of the situation is another question. But it was impossible to live like that.
        Look at this chart. These are the figures of infant mortality for 1912: the beginning is Norway, Sweden (the lowest figures) … the graph ends with the figures “Russians in European Russia”, which are very ahead.
        https://www.opentown.org/store/news/70651/te-url-912eb19ee7afe8e62116b37b7c9912fb.jpg

        If everything was in order in the country, no one would have shaken it and destroyed it. Not a single Marxist from the “Pale of Settlement”. Do you know who this is?

  2. An expert commented on China being the worst country in the world to have a bio safety level 4 laboratory because of the Chinese culture. They don’t speak out and to maintain a safe environment they need employees who will speak out and complain if something is wrong but Chinese don’t . Anyone who has worked with them, and I have knows, they do not speak out until after the person doing the wrong thing leaves or they leave the workplace. I asked them why and they said they don’t like to make trouble or suffer the consequences. Australians are very outspoken and often lose their jobs for being whistleblowers. Not always but more than Chinese.

    • Now that attention has been drawn to that statistic, the French government will just manipulate or obfuscate that statistic as well. The only positive is that most culture enrichers are totally dependent on taxpayer largesse for their maintenance. Cut that off and it will trigger mass riots by the orcs, at which point they can be rounded up and deported en masse, or dealt with kinetically if the French ever grow a spine. That is far more likely if they have found the intestinal fortitude to cut off wealth transfers to them.

    • Sickle cell disease is only found in black people. I know because I was in the group of black doctors and scientist who were researching the disease at Meharry Medical Center in Nashville, TN> in the 60’s If sickle cell is in France then it is the black muslims who have the disease.

  3. Honestly I would rather see europe nuked than in the hands of the muslims

    like what the germans did, scuttle their whole fleet at scapa flow rather than give it to the british

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