Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/13/2020

A town with a population of 10,000 in Vietnam has been put under quarantine due to fears of an outbreak of the Wuhan Coronavirus. Meanwhile, the North Korean government says that the country has no cases of the disease, but an expert says that is a lie. Also, YouTube has decided to automatically demonetize all videos about the coronavirus.

In other news, a Bernie Sanders supporter has been released on bail after attempting to burn down a Republican Party office in California.

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Thanks to AA, Fjordman, JD, Reader from Chicago, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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USA
» An Executive Order Has Initiated ‘Department of Defense Global Campaign Plan for Pandemic Influenza and Infectious Diseases 3551-13’
» AP Exclusive: Pro-Trump Effort Raises Over $60m in January
» Bernie Sanders Supporter Released on Bail After Trying to Burn Down Republican Office
» Bloomberg Campaign Website Caught Faking Volunteer Signups
» Deep State Swamp Creatures Flip Out After Stone Prosecutors Resign
» Deep State Mayor Pete: Could Former Naval Intelligence Officer Pete Buttigieg be a CIA Asset?
» Delingpole: Sorry, Gove, But Americans Just Don’t Believe in the ‘Climate Change’ Fairy
» Documents Reveal DNC Was ‘Intimately Involved’ In Development of Troubled Iowa Caucus App
» It’s Time to Wake Up, Lines Are Being Drawn Between Patriots & Traitors
» New Hampshire Man Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting Pro-Trump Teen at Polling Site
» Newspaper Chain McClatchy Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy After Pension Woes, Print Declines
» Patreon and Payment Processors Could be Held Accountable for Censorship Under New Californian Arbitration Law
» Roger Stone Jury Foreperson Comes Forward to Defend Prosecutors — But Social Media History of the Failed Democrat Candidate Reveals She Mocked His Arrest, Labeled Trump Supporters Racist and Posed With Ex-DNC Chair Donna Brazil
» Senate Passes Resolution Limiting Trump’s War Powers in Iran
» Senator Rand Paul Slams YouTube for “Chilling” Censorship of His Speech
» ‘The Democrats Are Crooked’: Trump Blasts Deep State Russia ‘Setup’ & Failed Impeachment Coup
» Tom Tancredo: Trump Threatens Democrats’ Primary Strategy to Overthrow America
» Trump Hater Mistakes Red Cap for MAGA Hat, Punctures Ex-NYPD Cop’s Face
» Twitter Thread of White People “Getting Their Ass Beat for Black History Month” Receives Over 335,000 Likes
» Two NYC Students Discover a New Species of Sea Anenomes
» Virginia Passes Bill to Give Electoral Votes to Popular Vote Winner
 
Canada
» Breaking: Via Rail Suspends All Train Travel Across Canada Due to Anti-Pipeline Protests
» Breaking: Trudeau Government Offers to Meet Anti-Pipeline Protestors if They End Rail Blockade
» Radical Blogs Are Instructing Activists on How to Sabotage Canada’s Train Tracks
» Watch: Police Officer Threatens to Arrest Journalist Covering Anti-Pipeline Blockade
 
Europe and the EU
» France: Tariq Ramadan Formally Charged With Two More Counts of Rape
» IFOP Survey: More Than Half of French People Think Civilization Will Collapse
» UK: More Than 160 Convicted Terrorists Released Early in Last Seven Years, Ex-Minister Warns
» UK: Teenager and His Girlfriend Brutally Beaten by Gang of “Asians” In Birmingham
» UK: Tory MP: Talk to Working-Class Men Dying of Lung Disease About Their ‘White Male Privilege’
 
Far East
» “Maybe This Was Man Made” — CNBC Questions Coronavirus Origins as Zerohedge Remains Banned on Twitter
» Chinese People Prevent Their Pets From Catching Coronavirus Using Face Masks, Plastic Bags, Paper Cups and Even Socks
» CNBC’s Eunice Yoon Exposes How Beijing is Shaping the Narrative to Boost Markets & Save China’s Economy
» Coronavirus Deaths Leap 242 in a Single Day — the Biggest Rise Ever — as Total Cases Soar Past 60,000 After China Changes the Way it Diagnoses Sufferers
» Coronavirus Deaths Spike With New Diagnosing Criteria, Beijing Fires Hubei Party Head in Response
» Coronavirus: Why Have Two Reporters in Wuhan Disappeared?
» Japan Records First Coronavirus Death, Two Taxi Drivers Test Positive
» North Korea ‘Clearly Lying’ About Coronavirus Cases, Expert Says
» Royal Caribbean Cancels 18 Cruises, Warns Coronavirus Hit to Yearly Profit
» Vietnam Quarantines Rural Community of 10,000 Because of Coronavirus
» YouTube: Coronavirus Videos Will be Automatically Demonetized Until Further Notice
 
Australia — Pacific
» Beloved Chinatown Restaurant is Forced to Shut Down as Customers Abandon the Once-Bustling Eatery Over Coronavirus Fears
» Greek Billionaire Alki David Wants to Develop a Drug Island Off Australia’s Coast Where Visitors Can Smoke Weed — After He Was Arrested With 5,000 Cannabis Plants on His Private Jet
» Grinning Doctor Who Stole $360,000 From Medicare After Making 4000 Fake Claims — Including on Behalf of Dead Patients — is Jailed
» Meatworker Who Beheaded a Friend During a Fishing Trip Because He Was Angry About His Wife’s Affair is Sentenced to Life in Jail
» Pauline Hanson Doubles Down on Her Divisive Rant About ‘Lazy’ Aboriginal Parents — and Says Australia is Failing to Protect Indigenous Children Who Get Raped
» Why the Coronavirus is Great News for Aussie Meat Eaters: Local Prices Set to Plunge as China Turns Against Animal Products Amid Outbreak
 
Immigration
» Belgian Woman Receives 3-Year Prison Sentence for Hitting Her Asylum-Seeker Stalker With a Wooden Pole
» Buttigieg Reveals Plan to Flood Small U.S. Towns With Immigration to ‘Renew’ Populations
» Finland Increased Deportations by 80 Per Cent in 2019
» Head of McDonald’s in Germany Says ‘A Clearer Future’ Is Needed for Refugees
» Hungarian Foreign Minister Warns UN’s Push for Mass Migration Threatens “Whole of Humanity”
» Hungarian Minister Declares Mass Migration a Threat to Humanity
» Judge Says Suspect in Migrant Truck Deaths Can Fight Extradition to UK
» Migration Agency Head: Sweden Protecting War Criminals and Terrorists From Deportation
» Orban to Pellegrini: ‘It’s Forbidden to Say So in Europe, But Migration is an Organised Invasion’
» Police in North Macedonia Find 53 Migrants in Truck
» Salvini Trial Over Alleged “Migrant Kidnapping” Authorized by Italy’s Globalist-Controlled Senate
 
Culture Wars
» Airline Backs Down on Woke ‘Nothing is Truly Scandinavian’ Ad Campaign After Backlash
» Cambridge Academic Says Human Race Must Become Extinct to Save the Planet
» Progressives Irate Over Pope Francis Letter Confirm Conservatives’ Fears
» Survey Finds People Who Identify as Left-Wing More Likely to Have Been Diagnosed With a Mental Illness
» Sweden: Gender Dysphoria in Teen Girls Cases Up 1,500 Per Cent Since 2008
» The Mob Hits Broadway: Young Actress Targeted for Social Media Past
» UVA Leftist Complains About “Too Many White People” In Study Area
» UVA Says ‘Multicultural Student Center’ Is Open to All Races After “Too Many White People” Rant Goes Viral
» ‘What a Pathetic Joke… Absolutely Disgusting’: Parents’ Fury as a Perth School Bans Cupcakes at Birthday Celebrations for ‘Cultural Reasons’
 

An Executive Order Has Initiated ‘Department of Defense Global Campaign Plan for Pandemic Influenza and Infectious Diseases 3551-13’

It appears that the U.S. military is taking this coronavirus outbreak extremely seriously. An executive order has been issued which has initiated the implementation of “the Department of Defense Global Campaign plan for Pandemic Influenza and Infectious Diseases 3551-13”. We don’t know all of the details of the plan, but we do know that it instructs U.S. military officials “to prepare for widespread outbreaks”. Many in the mainstream media continue to try to convince us that this virus is not much more dangerous than the common flu, but if that is true then why is our military taking such a dramatic step? The following comes from a Military Times article…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

AP Exclusive: Pro-Trump Effort Raises Over $60m in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pro-Donald Trump groups raised more than $60 million in January and have more than $200 million on hand for this year’s general election, shattering fundraising records on the path toward a goal of raising $1 billion this cycle.

The Republican National Committee and the president’s campaign have raised more than $525 million since the start of 2019 together with two joint-fundraising committees. The RNC and the Trump campaign provided the figures to The Associated Press. The January haul coincided with most of the Senate’s impeachment trial, which resulted in the Republican president’s acquittal earlier this month.

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

Bernie Sanders Supporter Released on Bail After Trying to Burn Down Republican Office

A supporter of Bernie Sanders has attempted to burn down a GOP office in Eureka , California, according to the local ABC affiliate.

The Bernie supporter was arrested on a series of charges. He served just one day in jail before he was released back into the public on bail.

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

Bloomberg Campaign Website Caught Faking Volunteer Signups

Arunesh Mathur, a Princeton graduate student who focuses on information privacy and online manipulation, has shared on Twitter an interesting discovery that appears to be right in his wheelhouse.

In a tweet posted on Thursday Mathur says that the website of Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg is treating its visitors with periodic pop-up messages informing them that “people in certain states are signing up as volunteers.”

Does this mean that the billionaire’s campaign is displaying real-time updates based on genuine data, i.e., new volunteer sign-ups?

Mathur — who inspected the page and got some screenshots to prove it — says no.

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

Deep State Swamp Creatures Flip Out After Stone Prosecutors Resign

Establishment lackeys understand the criminal empire they’ve built is set to collapse.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Deep State Mayor Pete: Could Former Naval Intelligence Officer Pete Buttigieg be a CIA Asset?

Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is a rising star in the Democratic Party. A mere year ago, few could have picked him out of a police lineup. Now he’s the presumptive front-runner of the centrist faction of the party and — for the moment, at least — the most likely person for “Stop Bernie” forces to coalesce around. But few know much about him, if anything. His personal biography seems to revolve around two data points. First, that he’s a gay Christian. Second, that he’s a former Navy intelligence officer. The latter of the two has not had any significant scrutiny. When “Mayor Pete’s” military record is subjected to even the slightest bit of observation, however, some disturbing facts and damning questions begin to leap out. The question at the bottom continues to be: Who is Pete Buttigieg?

           — Hat tip: AA [Return to headlines]
 

Delingpole: Sorry, Gove, But Americans Just Don’t Believe in the ‘Climate Change’ Fairy

Michael Gove — the most powerful figure in the UK government after Boris Johnson — has made a speech berating President Donald Trump for not doing enough about ‘climate change.’

But Trump is unlikely to notice, let alone care. Most Americans just don’t see climate change as a credible problem.

Here is the evidence: a 2019 poll showing that for the 13th year running, ‘dealing with global climate change’ comes right near the bottom of Americans’ political priorities.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Documents Reveal DNC Was ‘Intimately Involved’ In Development of Troubled Iowa Caucus App

WASHINGTON — While the Democratic National Committee over the past 10 days has tried to distance itself from the troubled app that threw the results of the Iowa caucuses into disarray, a copy of the contract and internal correspondence provided to Yahoo News demonstrates that national party officials had extensive oversight over the development of the technology.

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

It’s Time to Wake Up, Lines Are Being Drawn Between Patriots & Traitors

The [DS]/D’s have had their turn, it is now the patriots turn, we are in the 15th round and the patriots punch is much more force than anything the [DS]/D’s have ever seen. We are watching the total destruction of the [DS], the patriots have just begun. the line has been drawn between the patriots and the traitors.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New Hampshire Man Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting Pro-Trump Teen at Polling Site

EXCLUSIVE: A New Hampshire man was arrested Thursday afternoon after allegedly assaulting a 15-year-old Trump supporter and two adults at a polling site during the state’s first-in-the-nation primary earlier this week.

The teen’s mother said in an exclusive interview with Fox News after the arrest that her son is “traumatized.”

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

Newspaper Chain McClatchy Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy After Pension Woes, Print Declines

Newspaper chain McClatchy, owner of publications such as the Miami Herald and Kansas City Star, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday after grappling with a pension crisis and the news industry’s financial challenges.

The Sacramento, California-based company, whose 30 newsrooms also include the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Charlotte Observer, proposed a deal to transfer ownership to one of its lenders and its largest shareholder, hedge fund Chatham Asset Management, and other lenders.

As part of the deal, the McClatchy family is expected to give up control of the company after more than 160 years.

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

Patreon and Payment Processors Could be Held Accountable for Censorship Under New Californian Arbitration Law

Over the last few years, we’ve watched creators get banned from platforms like Patreon, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and others.

Platforms that, above all else, have little competition.

As such, getting banned from them usually means you no longer have access to that mode of interaction with people that you may have spent months or years building.

In Patreon’s case, this could mean your entire livelihood.

The traditional stance is that private companies are not compelled to uphold people’s rights of free speech or otherwise.

However, California’s recently passed legislation of SB-707 could change that.

The argument is that, when a platform like Patreon bans a creator, they are disrupting “the economic relationship between Creator and Backer,” which is legally considered “tortious interference with a business relationship,” suggests lawyer Mike Cernovich, (who is perhaps most notable for filing the lawsuit that unsealed documents in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex-trafficking case, resulting in Epstein being taken into custody).

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

Roger Stone Jury Foreperson Comes Forward to Defend Prosecutors — But Social Media History of the Failed Democrat Candidate Reveals She Mocked His Arrest, Labeled Trump Supporters Racist and Posed With Ex-DNC Chair Donna Brazil

The foreperson on the jury that convicted Roger Stone has come forward, and is revealed to be a failed Democrat candidate for Congress and activist vehemently opposed to President Donald Trump.

Tomeka Hart, a former Memphis City Schools Board President, came forward as the Stone jury foreperson in a Facebook post on Wednesday, voicing support for prosecutors in the case.

Hart confirmed to The Daily Memphian that she wrote the Facebook post, but she declined an interview with the newspaper.

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

Senate Passes Resolution Limiting Trump’s War Powers in Iran

The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution limiting President Trump’s authority to take military action against Iran.

All Democrats and eight Republicans voted 55 to 45 to approve the Iran War Powers resolution, which stipulates that Trump must seek the approval of Congress before launching further strikes against the Islamic Republic.

The resolution states that it “directs the President to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces for hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran or any part of its government or military, unless explicitly authorized by a declaration of war or specific authorization for use of military force against Iran.”

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

Senator Rand Paul Slams YouTube for “Chilling” Censorship of His Speech

YouTube has been criticized by Senator Rand Paul for censoring his speech in the Senate.

Rand Paul’s statements were removed from the video platform after he mentioned the name of the whistleblower behind Trump’s impeachment.

This, according to the senator, is an illegal act of censorship.

Political boundaries

Mentioning the name of Eric Ciaramella has become a reason for social networks to delete content.

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

‘The Democrats Are Crooked’: Trump Blasts Deep State Russia ‘Setup’ & Failed Impeachment Coup

‘It was a scam, it was a disgrace to our country and everybody knows it, too,’ says president.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Tom Tancredo: Trump Threatens Democrats’ Primary Strategy to Overthrow America

The only force standing between the United States remaining the country with more freedom, opportunity and prosperity than any place on the planet and the nation becoming a communist, open border s*** hole is President Donald Trump.

Consequently, Democrats have put all their eggs in the basket of hating, resisting and thwarting the Trump presidency with endless investigations, and the dead-end impeachment fiasco, warns Tom Tancredo, a former United States Congressman who currently serves on the advisory board of We Build The Wall Inc.

“You have to understand, a big part of the impeachment was brought about by their absolute hatred of Trump. They hate Trump so much. Why? Dearly and truly? What is it that puts them into this bizarre state of mind? Because he threatens one of the most important tactics in their strategy to take over America: To do what Barack Obama promised, a thorough transformation of America,” Tancredo explained in an exclusive interview with Gateway Pundit.

Open borders and decriminalizing illegal immigration have become solid planks in the Democratic platform, no matter the cost, because they believe the founding of the United States is illegitimate and are intent totally transforming, realigning and rebuilding the United States, argued the former Colorado lawmaker, who has been referred to as Congress’s most vociferous critic of illegal immigration,

“You say, ‘what does immigration have to do with these things?’ Its got everything to do with it,” he said. “Opening the borders is a basic part of their agenda and Trump threatens that. That’s one of the reasons why, honestly, I believe the impeachment was brought and they hate him so much and they want him out so bad. He threatens the immigration agenda that they have put together for the past 50 years.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Hater Mistakes Red Cap for MAGA Hat, Punctures Ex-NYPD Cop’s Face

Man celebrating 50th birthday wore a hat saying ‘Make Fifty Great Again.’

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Twitter Thread of White People “Getting Their Ass Beat for Black History Month” Receives Over 335,000 Likes

A Twitter thread comprising entirely of white people “getting their ass beat for black history month” has received over 335,000 likes on Twitter despite being a clear violation of Twitter rules.

The thread features white people being violently attacked. In some cases, the confrontations are provoked by allegations of racism but other examples just appear to be random fights.

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

Two NYC Students Discover a New Species of Sea Anenomes

Cherie Qu of Bayside and Sadie Burke of Staten Island were featured as co-authors on a study published this week in American Museum Novitiates that detailed their work in discovering two new species of deep-sea anemones. Cherie, a high school senior, and Sadie, a Reed College freshman, worked alongside Drs. Luciana C. Gusmão and Estefania Rodriguez from the American Museum of Natural History. They conducted research last year as part of the Science Research Mentoring Program at the Museum of Natural History, which gives students the opportunity to be mentored by the museum’s scientists.

Scolanthus shrimp and Scolanthus celticus are previously undescribed species of burrowing anemones that live in the Whittard Canyon, a deep-see valley of the coast of Ireland. Sclanthus shrimp is named after the SRMP, where participating students are known as “srmpers.” Scolanthus celticus is named after the Celtic Explorer, the research vessel that collected anemone specimens in ocean depths of more than 3,000 feet. Dr. Gusmão, Cherie, and Sadie analyzed the morphology and genetics of each organism they collected to determine the two species had not been recognized before.

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

Virginia Passes Bill to Give Electoral Votes to Popular Vote Winner

The Virginia House of Delegates has passed legislation seeking to award its electoral votes to whomever the wins the popular vote.

House Bill 177 passed with a 51-46 vote in the Democrat-majority House after being handed off by the Privileges and Elections Committee last week. Should the Senate also approve, Virginia will officially become part of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

“Under the compact, Virginia agrees to award its electoral votes to the presidential ticket that receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia,” a bill summary states. Further:

[Comment: Another pretend law that violates the Constituion by seeking an end run around the purpose of an electoral college.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: Via Rail Suspends All Train Travel Across Canada Due to Anti-Pipeline Protests

Via Rail announced on Thursday afternoon that they are suspending all train travel across Canada as a result of the ongoing anti-pipeline protests and blockades.

CTV reports that “the nationwide shutdown [of Via Rail] comes as CN Rail says it is being forced to progressively shut down its operations in Eastern Canada ‘until the illegal blockades end.’ The company said that also means stopping all transcontinental trains across its Canadian network.”

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

Breaking: Trudeau Government Offers to Meet Anti-Pipeline Protestors if They End Rail Blockade

The Trudeau government is attempting to end anti-pipeline protests that have led to rail service being delayed or cancelled across the country.

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller has asked for a Saturday meeting with Mohawk protesters who claim to be supporting the Wet’suwet’en first nation and oppose the building of a pipeline in northern B.C.

All he asks in return is for them to stop their blockades.

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

Radical Blogs Are Instructing Activists on How to Sabotage Canada’s Train Tracks

Left-wing blogs have been offering instructions and maps during the #ShutDownCanada protests on how to blockade and destroy train tracks and other pieces of Canada’s infrastructure, according to True North.

Two websites in particular, these being North Shore and Warrior Up, have instructed demonstrators how to damage Canada’s pipelines, roads and railways.

In some of North Shore’s posts, for instance, they told their readers to stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en tribe by destroying train tracks. In this article, the author makes it perfectly clear that he wants to damage Canada’s economy at large.

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

Watch: Police Officer Threatens to Arrest Journalist Covering Anti-Pipeline Blockade

Jesse Winter, a photojournalist who has worked with Vice, The Guardian, the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail, was blocked from trying to cover anti-pipeline protestors in Coquitlam, BC.

“Sgt Waters with the CN police just threatened to arrest me for attempting to cover the #wetsuweten supporters rail blockade in Port Coquitlam,” Winter tweeted.

“If you are a protestor, then you are protesting, right? But if you’re just the media, that’s different. You’re not allowed on private property,” the officer said.

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

France: Tariq Ramadan Formally Charged With Two More Counts of Rape

The prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan has been formally charged with raping two more women, adding to two existing charges of rape. The charges were pronounced on Thursday at the end of a court hearing in Paris.

The 57-year-old Swiss national arrived at the Paris court shortly before 9:30 local time on Thursday, accompanied by his wife and lawyer.

Ramadan, who declined to take questions from the media, was first summoned for questioning on 23 January but his case had to be adjourned after he fell ill.

His last hearing dates back to 2018 when he stunned the public by admitting to ‘consensual’ sex with his accusers, months after denying he had had no sexual contact with them.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

IFOP Survey: More Than Half of French People Think Civilization Will Collapse

A recent survey conducted by Ifop has revealed the more than half of French people believe that civilization as we know it will collapse in the coming decades, proving that the French are indeed a pessimistic people.

The survey, carried out by Ifop for the Jean Jaure’s Foundation, found that 65 percent of French people agreed with the assertion that “civilization, as we know it today, will collapse in the years to come”, L’Aisne Nouvelle reports.

More than one-third of those surveyed in France believed that such a collapse would occur within the next 20 years.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

UK: More Than 160 Convicted Terrorists Released Early in Last Seven Years, Ex-Minister Warns

More than 160 prisoners convicted of terror offences have been released early over the last seven years, according to a former security minister.

Conservative John Hayes said he was “surprised and disappointed” by the “significant” numbers contained within research compiled by the House of Commons Library.

He added this figure did not include those offenders who had served fewer than 12 months behind bars.

Mr Hayes disclosed the data as he supported the Government’s Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill.

The legislation aims to prevent automatic release from prison of terrorist offenders halfway through their sentences, following the terror attacks at London Bridge and in Streatham, south London, by convicted terrorists Usman Khan and Sudesh Amman.

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

UK: Teenager and His Girlfriend Brutally Beaten by Gang of “Asians” In Birmingham

An 18-year-old man in Birmingham was punched, kicked, and cut in the face with a glass bottle by a large group of teenagers described as “Asians” while he was waiting at a bus stop on Monday afternoon.

According to the West Midlands Police report of the incident, the victim suffered head injuries in the attack. The gang also stole his cap and phone and also kicked his girlfriend in the back. The gang fled from the scene and bystanders came to the aid the couple.

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

UK: Tory MP: Talk to Working-Class Men Dying of Lung Disease About Their ‘White Male Privilege’

Tory MP Ben Bradley has admonished “woke” commentators who harp on the subject of “white male privilege” by inviting them to speak to white working-class men whose lives have been far from easy.

“We’re missing a trick if we’re not focusing on ensuring all children get access to a good education and to life’s opportunities,” began the Mansfield MP, speaking during a parliamentary discussion excerpted by the Blue Collar Conservatism group.

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

“Maybe This Was Man Made” — CNBC Questions Coronavirus Origins as Zerohedge Remains Banned on Twitter

In keeping with our storied history of presenting readers with plausible theories and allowing them to make their own decisions often times weeks, months or years in advance of the mainstream media figuring them out and/or having the courage to finally touch on them, we’re not surprised to see some of the critical questions we raised about the coronavirus origins weeks ago finally bleed into the mainstream media this morning.

The idea of the coronavirus potentially being a man made virus was a question we raised several weeks ago in this post when we asked “Is This The Man Behind the Global Coronavirus Pandemic?”. In that post, we asked questions about Zhou Peng, one of China’s top virology and immunology experts who works at China’s top-rated biohazard lab, the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

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

Chinese People Prevent Their Pets From Catching Coronavirus Using Face Masks, Plastic Bags, Paper Cups and Even Socks

Trending pictures show Chinese citizens giving their cats and dogs advanced protections using face masks and various daily items, including plastic sheets, cups and even socks.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

CNBC’s Eunice Yoon Exposes How Beijing is Shaping the Narrative to Boost Markets & Save China’s Economy

CNBC’s Eunice Yoon, one of the most reliable western journalists covering the coronavirus outbreak from Beijing, just perfectly summed up the current state of things in China, as the regime projects a message of optimism to appease markets and investors…while many remain skeptical of China’s numbers.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Coronavirus Deaths Leap 242 in a Single Day — the Biggest Rise Ever — as Total Cases Soar Past 60,000 After China Changes the Way it Diagnoses Sufferers

There were 242 deaths on Thursday alone in Hubei province and authorities also found that even more people than they thought are infected.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Coronavirus Deaths Spike With New Diagnosing Criteria, Beijing Fires Hubei Party Head in Response

The official Chinese coronavirus death-toll rose over 20 percent on Wednesday after China eased its diagnostic criteria. Nearly 15,000 new cases and 242 new deaths were recorded in Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak.

Previously, the government had only confirmed cases in those individuals who tested positive for the virus. With testing kits in short supply amid the outbreak, however, China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency reported that the government is now simply relying on diagnoses from doctors and health professionals in order to treat patients faster.

The new standard yielded a drastic uptick in reported cases of coronavirus, reversing reports 0f the outbreak’s decline. 2,015 new cases were counted on Tuesday, down from 3,900 last week. The new reporting criteria brought the death toll to over 1,300 — still a far lower mortality-rate than the SARS outbreak in 2002-2003.

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

Coronavirus: Why Have Two Reporters in Wuhan Disappeared?

They are citizen journalists, wanting to provide the “truth” of what is happening in Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China.

They posted videos online, shared pictures and dramatic stories from inside the quarantined city that has been virtually cut-off from the rest of the country.

Now, they are nowhere to be found.

Fang Bin and Chen Qiushi were both determined to share what they could about the crisis, reporting from Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, and sending what they found out into the world.

As a result, they racked up thousands of views on their videos. But their channels have now gone quiet, and those who followed them online fear they may have disappeared for good.

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

Japan Records First Coronavirus Death, Two Taxi Drivers Test Positive

TOKYO (Reuters) — A woman has died from the coronavirus in Japan, the first such death in the country since the epidemic spread from China, the health minister said on Thursday.

Two taxi drivers, one of them in the capital Tokyo, have also tested positive, raising the possibility that it could be passed on through their passengers.

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

North Korea ‘Clearly Lying’ About Coronavirus Cases, Expert Says

The coronavirus has infected more than 60,000 people across 26 countries after first being discovered in China’s Hubei Province, and yet North Korea, which shares a border with the country where more than 59,000 of those cases and over 1,360 deaths have been reported, claims it does not have a single illness.

Unverified reports about a quarantined person allegedly being executed by the country after visiting a public bath have emerged, as well as a potential first confirmed case, but the government remains steadfast in denying that the virus has reached its borders, which many experts have cast doubt on.

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

Royal Caribbean Cancels 18 Cruises, Warns Coronavirus Hit to Yearly Profit

(Reuters) — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL.N) on Thursday said it had canceled 18 cruises in Southeast Asia and joined larger rival Carnival Corp (CCL.N) in warning that its full-year earnings would be hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

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

Vietnam Quarantines Rural Community of 10,000 Because of Coronavirus

HANOI (Reuters) — Vietnam has quarantined a community of 10,000 people near the capital, Hanoi, for 20 days because of fears the coronavirus could spread there, two local officials told Reuters on Thursday.

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YouTube: Coronavirus Videos Will be Automatically Demonetized Until Further Notice

Coronavirus has claimed its latest, albeit unexpected victim: the revenues of those YouTube creators who publish content about the disease.

Even by YouTube’s many and “creative” demonetization standards, this latest one stands out.

The announcement was made almost in passing on Creator Insider, a channel run by YouTube employees.

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Beloved Chinatown Restaurant is Forced to Shut Down as Customers Abandon the Once-Bustling Eatery Over Coronavirus Fears

Shark Fin House was opened in Melbourne in 1989 and this week co-owner Gabriel Chan was forced to announce its closure.

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Greek Billionaire Alki David Wants to Develop a Drug Island Off Australia’s Coast Where Visitors Can Smoke Weed — After He Was Arrested With 5,000 Cannabis Plants on His Private Jet

A billionaire weed merchant who was arrested with 5000 cannabis plants on his private jet in the Caribbean plans to open shop in Australia.

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Grinning Doctor Who Stole $360,000 From Medicare After Making 4000 Fake Claims — Including on Behalf of Dead Patients — is Jailed

A Queensland doctor has been jailed for four years after being found guilty of lodging thousands of false Medicare claims and defrauding the department out of $360,000.

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Meatworker Who Beheaded a Friend During a Fishing Trip Because He Was Angry About His Wife’s Affair is Sentenced to Life in Jail

Mohammed Khan was found guilty of the murder of Syeid Alam, 33, at the Supreme Court in Rockingham on Thursday.

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Pauline Hanson Doubles Down on Her Divisive Rant About ‘Lazy’ Aboriginal Parents — and Says Australia is Failing to Protect Indigenous Children Who Get Raped

The One National leader slammed the government’s Closing the Gap initiative to improve Aboriginal communities in a fiery speech in the senate on Wednesday.

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Why the Coronavirus is Great News for Aussie Meat Eaters: Local Prices Set to Plunge as China Turns Against Animal Products Amid Outbreak

The local meat industry is now diverting products away from China, resulting in a surplus of meat in Australia and lower prices for consumers.

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Belgian Woman Receives 3-Year Prison Sentence for Hitting Her Asylum-Seeker Stalker With a Wooden Pole

A court in Turnhout, Belgium has sentenced a woman and her former work colleague to three years in prison for hitting and injuring an asylum seeker with a wooden pole after he had stalked and threatened the woman continuously for months.

The Syrian asylum seeker began stalking 55-year-old Patricia S. after she ended a brief relationship with him during the beginning of spring in 2019, SCEPTR reports.

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Buttigieg Reveals Plan to Flood Small U.S. Towns With Immigration to ‘Renew’ Populations

Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg plans to target small-town America for population “renewal” and hand out special “fast track” visas to foreigners to get it done.

“Buttigieg’s population growth agenda mimics a plan by the Economic Innovation Group, an organization led by investors, that seeks to create a ‘Heartland Visa’ to flood small American towns with more legal immigration to increase the population,” Breitbart reports.

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Finland Increased Deportations by 80 Per Cent in 2019

The government of Finland has ordered a surge of deportations in the last year, with the country seeing an 80 per cent increase in expulsions of foreigners in 2019.

The Finnish Immigration Service expelled 1,963 foreigners who had been granted residency permits, with a large number of the cases, 331, being Uzbekistan nationals with fake work credentials employed in the construction industry.

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Head of McDonald’s in Germany Says ‘A Clearer Future’ Is Needed for Refugees

Holger Beeck, McDonald’s CEO in Germany, suggested earlier this week said that refugees need to be offered clearer future prospects.

Beeck also criticized the fact that migrants who’ve been well-integrated are often deported, Oldenburger Onlinezeitung reports.

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Hungarian Foreign Minister Warns UN’s Push for Mass Migration Threatens “Whole of Humanity”

Says counter-terrorism funding is being diverted to mass migration programs.

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Hungarian Minister Declares Mass Migration a Threat to Humanity

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjartó has labelled mass migration a threat to humanity during a counter-terrorism conference in Vienna.

The Hungarian minister called on the United Nations (UN) to put funding towards fighting global terrorism, calling on the international organisation to spend less on facilitating mass migration.

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Judge Says Suspect in Migrant Truck Deaths Can Fight Extradition to UK

LONDON (AP) — A truck driver wanted over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in a refrigerated container near London won a delay Wednesday to his extradition from Ireland to the U.K.

At Dublin’s High Court, Judge Donald Binchy ruled that 23-year-old Eamonn Harrison can appeal against an order that he be sent to Britain to face charges of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people.

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Migration Agency Head: Sweden Protecting War Criminals and Terrorists From Deportation

Swedish Migration Board Director-General Mikael Ribbenvik has slammed the Swedish government, stating that current asylum rules allow potential terrorists and war criminals to be given refugee protection.

Ribbenvik stated that the current regulations in Sweden that cover asylum seeker cases are simply unreasonable and allow for potential terrorists and others to remain in Sweden even if they have been rejected for asylum claims.

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Orban to Pellegrini: ‘It’s Forbidden to Say So in Europe, But Migration is an Organised Invasion’

Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday warned of increasing migration pressure on Hungary’s southern border and an expected rise in the number of organised groups of migrants attempting to enter the country as the weather improves.

Speaking to reporters after inspecting Hungary’s border fence with Peter Pellegrini, his Slovak counterpart, Orban said the fence was also protecting Slovakia’s border.

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Police in North Macedonia Find 53 Migrants in Truck

Macedonian police have discovered 53 migrants in a truck in a southeastern border region and arrested the driver, who is suspected of being part of a trafficking gang, officials have said.

The truck was stopped during a routine check late on February 12 near the town of Valandovo, located in the vicinity of North Macedonia’s borders with Greece and Bulgaria, police said in a statement.

It said 37 of the migrants were Afghans, 12 were Pakistanis, two were Indians, and there was one Iraqi and one Egyptian. The driver was identified as a 43-year-old citizen of North Macedonia.

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Salvini Trial Over Alleged “Migrant Kidnapping” Authorized by Italy’s Globalist-Controlled Senate

Italy’s globalist-controlled Senate has voted to indict Matteo Salvini — Italy’s most popular politician, former Interior Minister, and leader of the populist League party — on charges of alleged “migrant kidnapping”.

The trumped-up charges filed by Italian globalists date back to last summer when then-Interior Minister Salvini prevented 130 migrant invaders from disembarking at an Italian port.

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Airline Backs Down on Woke ‘Nothing is Truly Scandinavian’ Ad Campaign After Backlash

The Scandinavian airline SAS has scrapped a recent advertisement that claimed there is nothing uniquely Scandinavian after a massive backlash on social media.

The airline announced the scrapping of the video, which was initially posted to social media platform YouTube, on Wednesday in a press release stating, “When we look at the pattern and the number of reactions to our film, there is reason to suspect an attack and that our campaign has been kidnapped.”

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Cambridge Academic Says Human Race Must Become Extinct to Save the Planet

A Cambridge academic has called for the extinction of humanity to save the planet while noting that white, male, heterosexuals are to blame for all the world’s woes.

In her new book The Ahuman Manifesto, Professor Patricia MacCormack argues that the only way to prevent ecological disaster is to begin “gradually phasing out reproduction.”

Speaking to CambridgeshireLive, Professor MacCormack made it clear who would be first on the evolutionary chopping block.

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Progressives Irate Over Pope Francis Letter Confirm Conservatives’ Fears

ROME — Pope Francis has succeeded in enraging radical Catholics with a new letter that affirms traditional discipline regarding priestly celibacy and women’s ordination.

Following recommendations from last fall’s Vatican synod of bishops on the Amazon, which included proposals for the ordination of married men as well as female deacons, it was widely believed by progressive Catholics around the world that Francis would follow the bishops’ advice, an outcome that failed to materialize.

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Survey Finds People Who Identify as Left-Wing More Likely to Have Been Diagnosed With a Mental Illness

The data speaks for itself.

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Sweden: Gender Dysphoria in Teen Girls Cases Up 1,500 Per Cent Since 2008

The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare has claimed that the country has seen an enormous surge of gender dysphoria cases in girls aged 13 to 17 since 2008.

Newly diagnosed cases in the 13 to 17 age bracket have gone up 1,500 per cent, while the number of cases for other age groups has also seen a significant rise as well, with experts not knowing the root cause for the increase in overall numbers.

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The Mob Hits Broadway: Young Actress Targeted for Social Media Past

A promising young Broadway star has come under threat of cancellation after some of Twitter’s own Mean Girls discovered she was following “conservative” accounts on Twitter.

Laura Leigh Turner, an actress who recently landed the role of Karen on the Broadway adaptation of Mean Girls, is currently the subject of a Change.org petition demanding she be removed from the production for being allegedly “transphobic” and holding “pro-life” views.

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UVA Leftist Complains About “Too Many White People” In Study Area

“It does make some of us POCs uncomfortable.”

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UVA Says ‘Multicultural Student Center’ Is Open to All Races After “Too Many White People” Rant Goes Viral

The University of Virginia has released a statement clarifying that its ‘Multicultural Student Center’ is open to students of all ethnicities after a video rant by a black student claiming there were “too many white people” went viral.

As we reported yesterday, a video released by Young America’s Foundation shows a black woman telling other students, “Public service announcement, excuse me, if y’all didn’t know this is the MMC and frankly there are just too many white people in here, and this is a space for people of color.”

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‘What a Pathetic Joke… Absolutely Disgusting’: Parents’ Fury as a Perth School Bans Cupcakes at Birthday Celebrations for ‘Cultural Reasons’

Arbor Grove Primary School in Ellenbrook, Perth issued a letter to parents saying the food would no longer be allowed due to health and cultural reasons.

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7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/13/2020

  1. “A Cambridge academic has called for the extinction of humanity to save the planet while noting that white, male, heterosexuals are to blame for all the world’s woes.”

    In her new book The Ahuman Manifesto, Professor Patricia MacCormack argues that the only way to prevent ecological disaster is to begin “gradually phasing out reproduction.”

    She should tell that to the muslims.

  2. In other news, a Bernie Sanders supporter has been released on bail after attempting to burn down a Republican Party office in California.
    Feel the Bern, or was that ‘burn’. Well, once Bern-ed, twice shy.

  3. wasn’t Sanders’ original campaign slogan, “Bern, baby, Bern?” Maybe the campaign worker was merely following orders that were misspelled.
    I have used many types of sanders in the course of my career as a woodworker but I have never used a Bernie sander. I have heard that his brand of sanders is particularly abrasive.

  4. Cupcakes banning cupcakes…Oh My! Another comrade kommissar Bernie true believer is out trying to harm deplorable kulak untermenschen, that’s a first. *snicker*
    The poor downtrodden terribly oppressed POC comrade told the whitey crackers to leave?
    How very tolerant. I hope she can avoid Bull Connor waiting by the segregated water fountains.

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