Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/19/2020

The officially acknowledged death toll in China for the Wuhan Coronavirus is now over 2,100, with almost 75,000 confirmed cases. Meanwhile, the Iranian government announced that two people infected with the disease have died in Qom. Also, the San Diego man who tested positive for the coronavirus has now completely recovered.

In other news, former New York Mayor and current presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg reportedly appeared in the late Jeffrey Epstein’s little black book.

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Thanks to Andy Bostom, C. Cantoni, Dean, Fjordman, JD, Reader from Chicago, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» U.S. Stocks Hit New Highs as China Aids Coronavirus-Hit Businesses
 
USA
» 6-Year-Old Girl Taken From School by Police Without Parents’ Consent, Held in Facility for 48 Hours for Tantrum
» AOC Launches Reelection Campaign as She Faces a Dozen Challengers
» Assault at Berkeley: Where Things Stand One Year Later
» Berkeley Tells Students Not to Post ‘Racist’ Coronavirus Memes
» Claim: Obama Ordered FBI Investigation at Behest of George Soros
» Columbia Man Faces 20 Years for Terrorist Plot in Support of ISIS
» Communist Candidates Are the Enemy of America
» DARPA Seeking Millions to Develop Unmanned Flying Gun
» Idaho Governor: Oregon Conservatives Want to Join Our State for a ‘Little More Freedom’
» Judicial Watch Reports: Trump Aiding and Abetting Terror Tied Muslim Charity Organizations in America
» Live Webcam Stream Located in Crack Alley Broadcasts User-Generated Sounds
» Michael Bloomberg Was in Jeffrey Epstein’s Little Black Book
» New Hampshire Colonials Must be Vomiting in Their Graves
» Oregon Patriots Push for Secession — Look to Join Idaho
» Portland Police Seeking Help to Identify Four Antifa Members Who Attacked Officers and Civilians
» Pro-Trump MLB Player Excluded From SF Giants’ World Series Reunion
» San Diego Patient Who Tested Positive for Coronavirus Discharged From Hospital Following Recovery
» Trump Supporters Viciously Attacked on Campus, Ignored by Mainstream News — Watch Live
» Trump Offered Assange Pardon if He Denied Russian Involvement in DNC Email Leak, Lawyer Alleges in Court
 
Canada
» Breaking: VIA Rail to Lay Off 1,000 Employees During Railway Blockades
» Breaking: Quebec Train Derailment May Have Been Intentional: Source
» Canadian Minister Confirms Far-Left Extremists Sabotaging Railway Safety Equipment
» Eco-Radicals Block Edmonton Train Track Overnight, Halt Train
» Poll: 75 Percent of Canadians Displeased With Trudeau Government Response to Anti-Pipeline Protests
» RCMP Investigating Truck Driver Who Went Through Blockade in Manitoba
» Richmond Hill Bombing Suspect Reza Mohammadiasl Charged With Child Porn
» Watch: Frustrated Locals Tear Down Anti-Pipeline Blockade and Load it Into Truck
» Watch: Alberta Locals Confront Anti-Pipeline Protestors
 
Europe and the EU
» After Failing With Worm Burgers, Norwegian Grocery Chain to Launch Cricket Burgers
» Belgium: ‘Fake Imam’ Sentenced to Six Years for Sexually Abusing Children
» Dutch Farmers Protest in the Hague Against Emissions Policy
» EU Tells UK: No Canada Trade Deal, But We’ll Have Your Fish
» Germany’s Government Approves Hate Speech Bill
» German Media Accuses Populist of Calling for Coup at PEGIDA 200th Rally
» PM Orban: The Last Decade Was Hungary’s Most Successful in the Last 100 Years
» Queen Bans Prince Harry and Meghan Markle From Using Lucrative ‘Sussex Royal’ Brand That They Hoped to Use to Build New Lives Because ‘They Simply Cannot Sell Themselves as Royals’
» Sweden Outlines Plans to Legislate Against “Harmful” Content Online
» The Intolerance of the “Tolerant” Left: The End of Liberal Democracy?
» The Netherlands Profit as Brexit Pushes More and More Businesses to Netherlands
» UK Court: Sharia Marriages Not Valid Under English Law
» UK: Farage: Huawei Decision Threatens Five Eyes, Trade, Even Future of NATO
» UK: Officers Fear Arresting Extinction Rebellion Vandals Over Threat of Legal Reprisals: Police Representative
» Vatican Police Raid Bishop’s Home and Office in Financial Crackdown
» Wilders Agonistes Decries the Canonical Islam Fueling Western European Jew-Hatred
 
Middle East
» Coronavirus: Iran Reports Two Suspected Fatal Cases at Qom Hospital
 
South Asia
» Trump’s Maiden Visit to India Opens Door to Major Combat Aircraft Deal
 
Far East
» 10 Very Important Questions That the Mainstream Media Should be Asking About This Coronavirus Outbreak
» China Expels Three Wall Street Journal Reporters Over ‘Racist’ Opinion Piece
» China Claims Boris Johnson Has Committed to Xi’s ‘Belt and Road’ Global Commerce Project
» Coronavirus Live Updates: New Cases in China Drop to 394; Beijing Revises Diagnosis Protocol
» Whistleblower Doctors Say Coronavirus Reinfection Even Deadlier
» WHO Holds Secret Talks With Tech Giants to Stop Spread of Coronavirus “Misinformation”
 
Immigration
» All Gang Leaders in Stockholm Have Foreign Background
» Germany: Military-Aged, Afghan ‘Asylum Seeker’ Confesses to Raping an 11-Year-Old With Special Needs
» Greece Suspends Asylum Center Project After Locals Dump Rotting Life Vests at Build Site
» Joe Biden: ‘Absolutely Bizarre’ To Suggest Limit on U.S. Capacity to Absorb Immigrants
» New Stats Reveal Nearly Half of All Criminals in Paris Ghettos Have Migrant Background
» Over 1000 Illegal Migrants Reached the Canary Islands in 2020
» Pete Buttigieg Promises Extra Housing — and Extra Migrants
» Romania: Migratory Pressure at Borders is Increasing, Border Agents Say
 
Culture Wars
» California Wants to Exempt LGBT Child Rapists From Sex-Offender Registry
» Canada: Labour Union Tries to Shut Down Feminist Speaker
» Mike Bloomberg: I Will Charge Americans With ‘Domestic Terrorism’ For ‘Hate Crimes’ If Elected
» Parents Now Last Line of Defense Against Globalist Agenda
» Preschool to Teach 4-Year-Olds ‘Transgender and Queer Rights, ‘ ‘Racism and Victimhood’
» Rapper Boosie Accused of Going on “Transphobic Tirade” For Saying Dwyane Wade Shouldn’t Allow His 12-Year-Old Son to “Cut His D*** Off”
» UK: Hospitals to Deny Care to “Racist” Or “Homophobic” Patients
 

U.S. Stocks Hit New Highs as China Aids Coronavirus-Hit Businesses

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose in the stock market today, while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq reached new record highs. Stocks made a strong recovery Wednesday amid reports China launched new measures to support local coronavirus-impacted businesses.

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

6-Year-Old Girl Taken From School by Police Without Parents’ Consent, Held in Facility for 48 Hours for Tantrum

According to the school, Nadia was alleged to have destroyed school property, attacked staff and running out of school. She is six. Highlighting the reliance on the police state is the fact that this school is for mentally challenged children like Nadia. They are set up to teach children with mental disabilities yet they couldn’t find another way to handle this little girl other than having her Baker Acted.

In Florida, the Baker Act is supposed to confine truly mentally ill people who are dangerous — a six-year-old girl throwing a temper tantrum is hardly a danger to anyone. School officials apparently thought otherwise.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

AOC Launches Reelection Campaign as She Faces a Dozen Challengers

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez opened her reelection campaign over the weekend facing about a dozen challengers, including one who jabbed her for holding the kickoff on the anniversary of Amazon’s scrapping of its New York headquarters plans after her criticism.

The progressive darling, who has become a national figure, faced criticism from voters after the Amazondeal fell through, and it’s unclear if she has been able to regain their loyalty heading into the reelection bid in November.

She is being challenged by five Democrats. Eight Republicans are also vying for the seat, though the Republicans face a steep climb in a district that has not elected a member of the GOP since 1990.

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

Assault at Berkeley: Where Things Stand One Year Later

Wednesday marks exactly one year since conservative activist Hayden Williams suffered a violent blow to the face while helping a conservative group recruit new members at the University of California-Berkeley. Since then, Zachary Greenberg has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies, but to date, the case is still in the “pre-trial” phase, with the defendant’s next court date set for April 10.

It is unclear how long until the actual trial begins.

As Campus Reform previously reported, Greenberg has held various positions at multiple California colleges and universities, including UC-Berkeley. And, according to Williams’ attorney Harmeet Dhillon, Greenberg has previously been involved in “almost a dozen lawsuits.” But Greenberg’s most recent legal involvement stems from a February 2019 incident that was captured on video, in which police say Greenberg is seen punching Wiliams in the face.

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

Berkeley Tells Students Not to Post ‘Racist’ Coronavirus Memes

The University of California-Berkeley is telling students not to post memes about the coronavirus, asserting that fear of the epidemic is rooted in racism.

An article in the Berkeley News which cites two UC Berkeley academics states that concerns over the virus are based on “an assumption that the West, particularly Anglo-American Christians, should dominate the world.”

Presumably, the tens of thousands of infected victims and over 2,000 dead people did nothing to contribute to those concerns. Nope, has to be racism.

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

Claim: Obama Ordered FBI Investigation at Behest of George Soros

“President Obama whispered to the Justice Department about it.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Columbia Man Faces 20 Years for Terrorist Plot in Support of ISIS

A 20-year sentence and lifetime supervision will deter Robert Lorenzo Hester, Jr. and others like him from from the “clarion call” of the Islamic State, federal prosecutors wrote in a memorandum seeking the maximum penalty for a Columbia man who pleaded guilty to aiding terrorists.

In opposition to the long sentence, defense attorneys for the 28-year-old who plotted to attack transportation services in Kansas City and other acts over the course of several months argue mental health issues combined with a mockery of his race and intellect by fellow soldiers led him to extremists ideologies.

Hester pleaded guilty in September before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays and will be sentenced March 4 in Kansas City. Discharged from the U.S. Army shortly after basic training in 2013, Hester over the next several years turned to Islamic extremism, eventually preparing to wage war against the United States.

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

Communist Candidates Are the Enemy of America

The Washington Examiner recently reported that Presidential hopeful and Democratic frontrunner, Bernie Sanders, made the following statement while running for governor in 1972: “I don’t mind people coming up and calling me a communist.”

During the Reagan era, Sanders even campaigned for self-described Trotskyites, a Marxist sect that openly calls for violent revolutions.

Sanders’ involvement with the Socialist Workers Party raised so many suspicions that he was even investigated by the FBI.

Should this concern Americans?

On January 10, 1963, less than 10 years before the Senator from Vermont owned the label of “Communist,” Democrat Congressman Albert Sydney Herlong, Jr.,read into the Congressional Record the 45 Communist goals for America, which included No. 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.’“

With so much misunderstanding regarding the phrase “wall of separation between church and state,” it is helpful to review opinions of past Supreme Court Justices.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

DARPA Seeking Millions to Develop Unmanned Flying Gun

Program intended to merge air-launched tactical range missile with a ‘gun system’.

[Comment: Will be used to keep “deplorables” in line.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Idaho Governor: Oregon Conservatives Want to Join Our State for a ‘Little More Freedom’

Idaho GOP Gov. Brad Little said Wednesday it’s not “surprising” to hear that a group of Oregon conservatives want to merge part of the state with Idaho to flee liberal policies.

“They’re looking at Idaho fondly because of our regulatory atmosphere, our values. That doesn’t surprise me one bit,” Little told “Fox & Friends.”

Little said that there would be a lot of “governmental hurdles” and “legal hurdles” that would have to be cleared before Greater Idaho could ever become a reality.

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

Judicial Watch Reports: Trump Aiding and Abetting Terror Tied Muslim Charity Organizations in America

The amount of American taxpayer dollars that go to Islamist organizations has drastically increased under the Trump administration, which has doled out millions to radical nonprofits, including a recent allocation to a terrorist front group named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism financing trial. Between 2017 and 2018 the U.S. government more than tripled its funding to organizations either influenced or controlled by Islamist activists from $4 million to $13.5 million, according to an analysis conducted by a think tank dedicated to protecting Western values from Middle Eastern threats.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Live Webcam Stream Located in Crack Alley Broadcasts User-Generated Sounds

A live webcam stream with speakers located in an alley popular with drug dealers which allows viewers to donate to play sounds went entirely expected when users began making the speakers play racist messages.

Called ‘Window of Life’ — the YouTube stream allows users who donate $5 dollars to play a brief audio clip of whatever they choose which is then broadcast outside a window onto the crack alley.

While many users chose to play snippets of bizarre music and other random sounds, numerous others hijacked the stream to racially abuse whoever was within earshot.

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

Michael Bloomberg Was in Jeffrey Epstein’s Little Black Book

Democrat presidential candidate and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg appears in the late pedophile and accused child trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s little black book of contacts.

Bloomberg appears on page six of the address book maintained by Epstein’s late former butler (READ THE REDACTED LITTLE BLACK BOOK HERE).

Bloomberg was also photographed socializing with Epstein’s close companion Ghislaine Maxwell.

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

New Hampshire Colonials Must be Vomiting in Their Graves

“Live Free or Die?” Really? Sadly, one of the oldest of the 50 states, has turned from red to blue. Yes, today, it has a Republican Governor, but its governing policies have shifted left into socialist territory as far back as the 1960’s when the Democrat Party made a resurgence in the state. Since 1992, New Hampshire has supported the Democrat candidate running for president with Clinton in 1992, John Kerry in 2004 and Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.

New Hampshire wasn’t always a left-leaning state. In December of 1774 the people of New Hampshire supported the armed resistance against the British. It furnished two brigadier generals to the Constitutional Army. It provided three regiments of regular troops and hundreds of short-term militiamen. It created its own government in 1776 and instructed its delegates attending the Continental Congress to vote for independence. New Hampshire was the ninth and deciding vote in ratifying the U. S. Constitution in 1788. Its Republican and conservative roots ran deep.

But like Virginia and the rest of the 13 colonies, the “Granite State” has shed most of its conservative roots in favor of the “Slow-Moving Avalanche” of socialism.

The telltale signs of the current shift came in the 2020 Presidential Primary where Democrats cast over 292,000 votes for 35 Democrat presidential candidates. In the top three-front runners, Sanders received 76,286 votes, Buttigieg received 72,443 votes and Klobuchar received 68,818 votes, for a total of 207,547 votes. In contrast, the Republicans (Trump) only received a little over 156,000 votes.

The Democratic turnout set record levels and exceeded the 2008 record. New Hampshirites were really charged up with socialist Democrats in the presidential primary on February 11th, 2020, Democrats that have shifted so far left, they have entered the American forbidden zone of abject socialism.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Oregon Patriots Push for Secession — Look to Join Idaho

Residents sick of Oregon’s Democrat politicians want to redraw state boundaries.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Portland Police Seeking Help to Identify Four Antifa Members Who Attacked Officers and Civilians

The Portland Police Bureau are seeking the public’s help in identifying four Antifa members who took part in a recent protest in the city where police officers and civilians were attacked.

Members of Antifa gathered on February 8 after it was reported members of the KKK were supposed to have a rally. None of the white supremacists showed up, so the Antifa members started to target other people in the area and vandalize a public park.

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

Pro-Trump MLB Player Excluded From SF Giants’ World Series Reunion

Aubrey Huff snubbed for espousing conservative views.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

San Diego Patient Who Tested Positive for Coronavirus Discharged From Hospital Following Recovery

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A patient who tested positive for novel coronavirus in San Diego County has fully recovered, UC San Diego said Wednesday.

The hospital says it was informed of the recovery by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The individual is no longer infectious and was discharged Wednesday. The person is also no longer under federal quarantine or isolation orders.

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

Trump Supporters Viciously Attacked on Campus, Ignored by Mainstream News — Watch Live

Leftists at Ohio University assaulted reporter as police stood down.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Offered Assange Pardon if He Denied Russian Involvement in DNC Email Leak, Lawyer Alleges in Court

A London court on Wednesday heard claims from Julian Assange’s lawyer that President Trump offered to pardon the WikiLeaks founder if he said Russia was not behind the massive leak of Democratic party emails during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Assange’s lawyer, Edward Fitzgerald, made the claims during a preliminary hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court ahead of an extradition hearing next week.

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

Breaking: VIA Rail to Lay Off 1,000 Employees During Railway Blockades

VIA Rail will temporarily lay off 1,000 employees amidst illegal anti-pipeline blockades that have brought Canada to a grinding halt.

The latest news comes as the Trudeau government’s inaction piles increasing pressure onto companies affected by the blockades, namely VIA Rail and CN Rail. Most recent figures show that CN has temporarily laid off 450 employees, and that at least 83,000 passengers have been inconvenienced by VIA rail’s temporary closure.

Additionally, cities are predicted to soon feel the affects of the closures. On Sunday, Nathalie St-Pierre, the Canadian Propane Association president and CEO, told CBC that propane shortages will start to be seen in days, if things do not return to normal promptly.

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

Breaking: Quebec Train Derailment May Have Been Intentional: Source

CN Railway is investigating after a train derailment in Sainte-Marie-Salome in Quebec.

The derailment happened at roughly 12:45 am Wednesday night. Sainte-Marie Salome is roughly an hour north of Montreal, Quebec.

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

Canadian Minister Confirms Far-Left Extremists Sabotaging Railway Safety Equipment

Canadian transport minister Marc Garneau, a member of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, has admitted far-left protesters aligned with a counter-pipeline group have been actively sabotaging railway infrastructure.

Minister Garneau appeared on public broadcaster CBC on Monday to discuss the ongoing crisis which has crippled the Canadian rail system in large parts of the country and confirmed that aspects of the rail system were being tampered with.

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

Eco-Radicals Block Edmonton Train Track Overnight, Halt Train

A blockade has been set up at an Edmonton railway from a new environmental radical group, the self-proclaimed “Cuzzins of Wetsuweten.”

The protestors, roughly two dozen in size, say they set up on the railway in support of anti-pipeline Wet’suwet’en peoples.

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

Poll: 75 Percent of Canadians Displeased With Trudeau Government Response to Anti-Pipeline Protests

A recent poll has suggested that almost two out of three Canadians are against the Wet’suwet’en solidarity blockades that are impeding railways and traffic. The poll also suggests that about three of four Canadian respondents believe that the federal government should step up and address the issues affecting Indigenous people in Canada, according to an Ipsos poll commissioned by Global News.

Ipsos published a poll on Wednesday regarding the protests against the natural gas pipeline that is meant to be built in Northern British Columbia.

According to the survey, 61 percent of people don’t agree that the protesters involved in the blockades are carrying out legitimate or justified protests. The results show that 39 percent of respondents agree that they are justified and legitimate protests.

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

RCMP Investigating Truck Driver Who Went Through Blockade in Manitoba

An investigation is underway by the RCMP after a truck driver decided not to stop as he came to a group of protestors. The truck allegedly hit one of the protestors who was blocking highway 75 on Monday, close to Morris, Manitoba according to Global News.

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

Richmond Hill Bombing Suspect Reza Mohammadiasl Charged With Child Porn

Shocking new charges regarding Reza Mohammadiasl!

You may recall that last May, Reza Mohammadiasl, 48, and his son, Mahyar, 18, were charged with being in possession of an explosive device and a detonator. The father and son duo were arrested at their Richmond Hill, Ont., house after law enforcement and the bomb squad shut down the immediate area.

It was reported that Mahyar, according to investigators, was on the “cusp of radicalization.” As well, his cellphone and computers were allegedly being analyzed with help from the FBI.

Even so, the duo was immediately released on bail and former Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the case was not a matter of “national security.”

There has yet to be a verdict on the duo possessing a makeshift bomb. But recently, Reza Mohammadiasl was charged with three new criminal offences: two counts of being in possession of child pornography and one count of distributing child pornography. (The case has been put forward to March 19.)

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

Watch: Frustrated Locals Tear Down Anti-Pipeline Blockade and Load it Into Truck

An extraordinary scene unfolded in Edmonton this afternoon as citizens drove to the site of an anti-pipeline train blockade, tore it down, and loaded it into a truck.

Global TV’s Nicole Stillger tweeted “Counter-protestors hauling away the blockade and loading it into this truck.”

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

Watch: Alberta Locals Confront Anti-Pipeline Protestors

Anti-pipeline protestors outside of Spruce Grove, Alberta, were confronted by locals fed-up with the law-breakers blocking the railway on Wednesday, as first reported by CTV News.

A business owner from Spruce Grove, upset with the protestors affecting her business, asked

“Quick question though, how is this affecting your business? How does this affect your business if you’re in Spruce Grove?” asked the one activist blocking the train route to the business owner.

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

After Failing With Worm Burgers, Norwegian Grocery Chain to Launch Cricket Burgers

After failing to convince consumers to buy worm burgers, a Norwegian grocery chain is trying to market burgers made from ground up crickets.

Supermarket Meny scrapped the idea of worm burgers after insufficient demand but seem convinced that they can stir up enthusiasm for people to chomp down on insects.

“It is difficult to see whether Norwegian consumers are more open to insects in a burger than bread, but the link to testing alternative protein sources, such as insects, is probably more closely linked to a burger,” communications manager of Meny, Nina Horn Hynne, told E24.

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

Belgium: ‘Fake Imam’ Sentenced to Six Years for Sexually Abusing Children

A Belgian court sentenced a Turkish migrant to six years in prison after being convicted for sexually abused several underage girls.

The Hainaut Court of Appeal confirmed the sentence against the Turkish migrant on Tuesday, one of several men sentenced in the case which dates back to 2012.

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

Dutch Farmers Protest in the Hague Against Emissions Policy

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Angry Dutch farmers converged on The Hague on Wednesday in the latest protest against the government’s plans to rein in emissions of nitrogen oxide.

As tractors poured into the city, the Dutch military parked large trucks across strategic roads to prevent farmers from driving into the business and shopping center. Organizers said they expect thousands to attend a rally in the city.

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

EU Tells UK: No Canada Trade Deal, But We’ll Have Your Fish

The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said that the UK cannot have the same trading arrangements as Canada because Britain is a major economy on Europe’s doorstep and poses a competitive threat.

Speaking to journalists outside of the European Parliament on Tuesday, Mr Barnier saidthe country “has a very particular proximity — a unique territorial and economic closeness — which is why it can’t be compared to Canada or South Korea or Japan”.

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

Germany’s Government Approves Hate Speech Bill

Social media networks will be required to report cases of hate speech to German investigators if the bill is passed. Cases of hate speech in Germany have risen, and legislators aim to snuff out extremism at its source.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

German Media Accuses Populist of Calling for Coup at PEGIDA 200th Rally

The German anti-Islamisation PEGIDA movement celebrated its 200th rally on Monday with German media accusing Alternative for Germany (AfD) firebrand Björn Höcke of calling for a coup during the event.

The rally took place in Dresden on Monday evening and saw the controversial AfD Thuringia region leader invited to speak as an estimated 2,500 counter-demonstrators took to the streets backed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Deutsche Welle reports.

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

PM Orban: The Last Decade Was Hungary’s Most Successful in the Last 100 Years

Written by: Remix News

The last ten years have been Hungary’s most successful in a century, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said at his annual State of the Nation address, in which he also outlined the most important domestic and international tasks ahead.

“The facts show that the last ten years were the most successful ten years in Hungary’s last 100 years,” Orban said, noting that the country has managed to survive and overcome the trauma of the Trianon Treaty 100 years ago, which saw Hungary lose two-thirds of territory and almost 70 percent of its population to neighboring countries.

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

Queen Bans Prince Harry and Meghan Markle From Using Lucrative ‘Sussex Royal’ Brand That They Hoped to Use to Build New Lives Because ‘They Simply Cannot Sell Themselves as Royals’

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex must drop their ‘Sussex Royal’ label after deciding to step down as working royals.

Following lengthy and complex talks, the Queen and senior officials are believed to have agreed it is no longer tenable for the couple to keep the word ‘royal’ in their ‘branding’.

Harry and Meghan have spent tens of thousands of pounds on a new Sussex Royal website to complement their hugely popular Instagram feed.

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

Sweden Outlines Plans to Legislate Against “Harmful” Content Online

Much like Germany and other European nations, Sweden too, is now tightening its leash around “abusive” content in social media.

The government is now looking to pass legislation that will hold social media companies partly responsible for the content published across their platforms.

Digitization Minister Anders Ygeman is one of the driving forces behind the legislation.

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

The Intolerance of the “Tolerant” Left: The End of Liberal Democracy?

by Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff

We recently witnessed two events that indicated the possible demise of liberal democracy. The implications should frighten supporters of democratic forms of government in which individual rights and freedoms are officially recognized and protected, and the exercise of political power is limited by the rule of law.

The growing intolerance of many “left-wing” groups is apparent in the uproar of the democratic election of the state premier of the German state of Thuringia as well as in the performance of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, publicly ripping up US President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union address. It was an official document that belongs not to her but to the public, and of which she was merely its custodian.

That does not even start to mention the entire sham “impeachment” of President Trump, in which centuries of accepted due process were thrown in the gutter. The Senate “trial,” which probably should have been dismissed from the get-go as the “fruit of the poisonous tree” — a legal metaphor meaning that if any evidence is found to be tainted or violates a defendant’s constitutional rights, whatever “fruit” follows from it must be thrown out. The House, however, like the Inquisition, is allowed make up its own rules, and make them up it did. Another central problem seemed to be that a US president is obligated by law — under Ukraine (12978) — Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, signed in 1998 — not to hand taxpayer money over to the Ukraine without first checking to see that there is no corruption. Trump did, there was not, case closed. Trump was not only totally acquitted in a show trial that should not have existed in the first place, but his accusers seemed more guilty of what he was accused of — the non-crimes of “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress” — than he was.

Currently, there is growing concern on both sides of the Atlantic that the ability of many on the political “left” to accept the democratic process and the rights of those with whom one disagrees is becoming increasingly rare. According to Andreas Unterberger, Austria’s most widely read political blogger:…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

The Netherlands Profit as Brexit Pushes More and More Businesses to Netherlands

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ongoing uncertainty about the effects of Brexit is pushing an increasing number of foreign companies to set up offices in the Netherlands, the Dutch government said Wednesday.

Since the 2016 referendum on Britain leaving the European Union, 140 businesses have established a presence in the Netherlands, with 78 shifting operations there last year, according to the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency.

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

UK Court: Sharia Marriages Not Valid Under English Law

The Court of Appeal, the second-highest court in England and Wales after the Supreme Court, has ruled that the Islamic marriage contract, known as nikah in Arabic, is not valid under English law.

The landmark ruling has far-reaching implications. On the one hand, the decision strikes a blow against efforts to enshrine this aspect of Sharia law into the British legal system. On the other hand, it leaves potentially thousands of Muslim women in Britain without legal recourse in the case of divorce.

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

UK: Farage: Huawei Decision Threatens Five Eyes, Trade, Even Future of NATO

Nigel Farage warned that Boris Johnson’s decision to allow Chinese firm Huawei to build part of the UK’s 5G data network threatens Five Eyes security cooperation, a future trade deal with the United States, and perhaps even the future of NATO.

“Whilst I am pleased with much that the Boris government is doing, the decision to involve Huawei in the 5G network is the worst decision any British government has made in years,” Farage told The Sydney Morning Herald.

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

UK: Officers Fear Arresting Extinction Rebellion Vandals Over Threat of Legal Reprisals: Police Representative

The chairman of the Police Federation has said that officers are too frightened to arrest Extinction Rebellion vandals for fear of facing lawsuits, the remarks coming after widespread criticism of law enforcement allowing eco-extremists to rip up turf in London and Cambridge, at times as police officers looked on.

One recent instance of criminal damage occurred when Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists ripped up turf outside of the Home Office in London and later did the same to the ancient lawn at Trinity College, Cambridge, as well as putting up roadblocks in the university city.

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Vatican Police Raid Bishop’s Home and Office in Financial Crackdown

ROME — Vatican police raided the office and apartment of Bishop Alberto Perlasca, a former official in the Vatican Secretariat of State, seizing documents and computer equipment, according to a Holy See communiqué.

“This morning, as part of a search ordered by the Promoter of Justice, Gian Piero Milano, and the Adjunct Alessandro Diddi, documents and computer equipment were seized from the office and home of Bishop Alberto Perlasca, former head of the Administrative Office of the First Section of the Secretariat of State,” Tuesday’s statement reads.

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Wilders Agonistes Decries the Canonical Islam Fueling Western European Jew-Hatred

by Andrew Bostom

The Dutch CIDI (Centrum Informatie En Documentatie Israel) annual report for 2019 just released Monday 2/17/20, recorded 182 Antisemitic incidents, its highest number ever registered since 1982, when monitoring began. This figure represented a 35% increase from 2018.

Even the CIDI’s full 99 page Dutch language report, however, provided only limited anecdotal information about a select sample of the perpetrators, rendering a quantitative determination of major (and/or relative) group responsibility impossible to assess. This glaring lacuna was “enlarged” by the report’s absence of background discussion of previously published comparative findings revealing disproportionate rates of extreme Antisemitism, and Antisemitic violence, or violent threats, among Western European Muslims, including confirmatory data on Antisemitic attitudes within the Netherlands itself.

Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders—the Netherland’s most informed and intellectually courageous politician on the subject of Islam—inveighed against the denial of what the report’s findings actually substantiated, during a floor debate, Tuesday 2/18/20. Eschewing the craven, vacuous platitudes of his colleagues, Wilders thundered…

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Coronavirus: Iran Reports Two Suspected Fatal Cases at Qom Hospital

Iran’s health ministry says two people have died after preliminary tests came back as positive for the new coronavirus disease, Covid-19.

Spokesman Kianush Jahanpour tweeted that they died due to their “old age and deficient immune systems” while being treated in hospital in Qom.

Deputy Health Minister Qasem Janbabaei told the Young Journalists’ Club (YJC) that they were both Iranian nationals.

They were the first two suspected cases of Covid-19 to be announced in Iran.

State news agency IRNA reported that they had not travelled abroad or even outside of Qom province prior to their deaths.

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Trump’s Maiden Visit to India Opens Door to Major Combat Aircraft Deal

by K. Venkateshwar Rao

US President Donald Trump’s first visit to India is coming up from February 24 to 25 and presents major opportunities for US-India trade and defense cooperation. India’s external affairs ministry has confirmed that the President and First Lady Melania Trump will participate in official engagements in New Delhi and Gujarat, and interact with a wide cross-section of Indian society on their visit. There will also be additional important considerations and factors in the trip, especially on trade and defense.

Combat Aircraft Deal With India Is A Strong Possibility

With changing equations on the Indian sub-continent, the United States and its aerospace giants are keen to develop closer military ties with India. Lockheed Martin has exclusively offered its newly-rolled out F-21 fighter to India and promised to set up a manufacturing facility in India if the company bags a contract.

“We are open to any requirement from the government of India or the Indian Air Force for any help for the Tejas as well as the AMCA (Advanced Multi-Role Combat Aircraft) project,” Vivek Lall, vice president of Strategy and Business Development for Lockheed Martin told PTI in an interview. Although Lall did not divulge more specifics, choosing the American F-21 fighter would link India to a global aerospace ecosystem worth 165 billion US dollars.

Boeing Also Wants To Sell Fighter Jets to the Indian Air Force

Boeing has also expressed interest in supplying F-15EX fighter jets to the Indian Air Force (IAF) and has sought a license from the US authorities to export to India. The move is being seen as an attempt by Boeing and Lockheed Martin to remain in contention for the $18 billion in contracts which the IAF has in order to procure 114 fighter jets. This amount is one of the world’s biggest military procurements in recent years…

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10 Very Important Questions That the Mainstream Media Should be Asking About This Coronavirus Outbreak

Why is the mainstream media so scared of asking difficult questions about this coronavirus outbreak? At one time the United States had the greatest investigative journalists in the entire world, but today it is very rare to see any of our major news outlets go much beyond the basic facts of a story. In particular, the coverage of this coronavirus outbreak has been absolutely abysmal. Other than dutifully repeating the basic information being fed to them by the CDC and the Chinese government, mainstream media coverage of this crisis has amounted to little more than assuring everyone that everything is going to be just fine. As a result, Americans are increasingly turning to independent journalists for some honest coverage of this outbreak, because they know that they aren’t getting the whole truth from the usual suspects.

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China Expels Three Wall Street Journal Reporters Over ‘Racist’ Opinion Piece

China announced Wednesday that it has revoked the press credentials of three Wall Street Journal reporters and ordered them out of the country because of what Beijing deemed a racist headline on an opinion piece.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuan cited a Feb. 3 op-ed about the coronavirus outbreak by Bard College Professor Walter Russel Mead headlined “China is the Real Sick Man of Asia.”

“The editors used such a racially discriminatory title, triggering indignation and condemnation among the Chinese people and the international community,” Geng said at a news conference, CNN reported.

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China Claims Boris Johnson Has Committed to Xi’s ‘Belt and Road’ Global Commerce Project

Boris Johnson “loves China” and is on board with its imperialist Belt and Road initiative, according to extensive details about a phone call between him and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping released by a Chinese-government controlled news outlet.

The British prime minister spoke to Xi Jinping by telephone on Tuesday morning, discussing the Coronavirus outbreak and trade. While the tone of the official account of the call from Boris Johnson’s office gives little away, reports from Beijing emphasised Mr Johnson’s support for Xi and the Belt and Road economic project, a global push by China to distinctly tip the geopolitical landscape in their own favour.

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Coronavirus Live Updates: New Cases in China Drop to 394; Beijing Revises Diagnosis Protocol

This is a live blog. Please check back for updates.

All times below are in Beijing time.

10:07 am: China says there were 114 additional deaths and 394 new cases

China’s National Health Commission reported an additional 114 deaths, and 394 new confirmed cases as of Feb. 19. That brings the total deaths in the mainland to 2,118 and the confirmed cases to 74,576 cases.

The number of new cases was drastically lower than the 1,749 reported the day before.

Hubei reported 349 new confirmed cases, after the removal of 279 cases with negative nucleic acid test results. On Wednesday, China released the “No. 6 trial” measures for virus prevention and control, which removed a classification for Hubei that allowed the province to include a “clinically diagnosed” category. — Weizhen Tan, Evelyn Cheng

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Whistleblower Doctors Say Coronavirus Reinfection Even Deadlier

Chinese doctors sounding the alarm on the coronavirus say the illness could be even deadlier for patients who catch it again, according to a report.

The whistleblowing physicians working to fight the virus in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, revealed medically-cleared patients have been getting reinfected, the Taiwan News reported.

“It’s highly possible to get infected a second time,” one of the doctors, who declined to be identified, told the outlet.

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WHO Holds Secret Talks With Tech Giants to Stop Spread of Coronavirus “Misinformation”

The World Health Organization has held talks with tech giants to stop the spread of coronavirus “misinformation,” despite the fact that some things once labeled “misinformation” have since turned out to be true.

[Comment: Seeking to keep the “useless eaters” in the dark until it is too late.]

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All Gang Leaders in Stockholm Have Foreign Background

Of the gang leaders that the Stockholm Police focus on in ‘Operation Rimfrost’, fifteen out of thirty-two are second-generation immigrants, while the remaining seventeen are foreign-born migrants.

That is what the left-wing newspaper Expressen reports, despite choosing to tone down the foreign backgrounds of the gang leaders in their article.

On Tuesday, Expressen reported that they’ve read the Police’s so-called focus list from the authority’s special initiative ‘Operation Rimfrost’.

According to the list, there are thirty-two gang leaders in Stockholm — all of whom have migrant backgrounds. Fifteen of them were born in Sweden to migrant parents and the majority — eight of them — are involved in the Rinkeby conflict. The remaining 17 came to Sweden either as children or adults.

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Germany: Military-Aged, Afghan ‘Asylum Seeker’ Confesses to Raping an 11-Year-Old With Special Needs

A military-aged ‘asylum seeker’ from Afghanistan has confessed to raping an 11-year-old girl with learning disabilities in the Hanover region of Lower Saxony with two other migrant accomplices.

The three predatory, Afghan invaders took advantage of the innocent feelings of the young girl with learning disabilities and raped her on three separate occasions in September of 2018, German daily newspaper Bild reports.

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Greece Suspends Asylum Center Project After Locals Dump Rotting Life Vests at Build Site

Greek islanders outraged at plan to construct ‘permanent’ migrant centers.

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Joe Biden: ‘Absolutely Bizarre’ To Suggest Limit on U.S. Capacity to Absorb Immigrants

Biden promised to expand immigration to the U.S. if elected president.

[Comment: More proof Americans should never vote for a communist/democrat.]

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New Stats Reveal Nearly Half of All Criminals in Paris Ghettos Have Migrant Background

According to newly released statistics, in some areas of Paris almost 50 per cent of criminals have a migrant background.

French newspaper Le Figaro reports that in certain departments, the number of foreign-born criminals is as high as 47.6 per cent.

Figures from the National Observatory of Delinquency and Criminal Responses (ONDRP) reveal that crimes carried out by unaccompanied youth increased by 22.7 per cent.

Pickpocketing offenses committed by younger migrants have risen from 15.8 per cent in 2016 to 31.7 percent in 2019.

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Over 1000 Illegal Migrants Reached the Canary Islands in 2020

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain´s maritime rescue service said Wednesday that it rescued 24 migrants near the Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa but was still looking for 53 people in two migrant boats that have been reported missing in the area for at least two days.

A maritime rescue service plane was deployed early Wednesday to search for the boats in waters between the Spanish island of Gran Canaria and Dakhla on the Western Sahara coast, authorities said, but bad weather was complicating the search.

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Pete Buttigieg Promises Extra Housing — and Extra Migrants

“This county needs more people than its immigration system is willing to allow.”

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Romania: Migratory Pressure at Borders is Increasing, Border Agents Say

Migrants are putting more and more pressure on Romanian Border Police as they increasingly attempt to break through the country’s borders illegally.

In 2019, compared to the previous year, Romania has seen a 24 percent increase in the number of migrants trying to illegally enter or exit the country, Remix News reports.

Migratory pressure on Romania’s border continues to grow as the number of migrants who’ve attempted to enter or leave the country illegally has increased to 3,727 in 2019, up from 2,296 in the preceding year, the Romanian Border Police noted in its annual report

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California Wants to Exempt LGBT Child Rapists From Sex-Offender Registry

Under the legislation, a 24-year-old grown man would be able to sodomize a 14-year-old boy and claim it was ‘consensual.’

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Canada: Labour Union Tries to Shut Down Feminist Speaker

Gender critical feminist Meghan Murphy is being held responsible for the effects of the threats against her. CUPE Local 391, representing workers at the Vancouver Public Library, wants the library to shut down Murphy’s upcoming March 21 talk. They are concerned about the impact that the threats against Murphy and the controversy surrounding gender critical ideas has had on library workers.

Trans activists have previously asked for Murphy’s series of #GIDYVR talks to be denied public meeting space, and they protest her everywhere she speaks. They have threatened Murphy, the VPL, and library staff. The library has not folded to these demands. But for some reason the union wants to punish the women that have been threatened, instead of those who advocate for violence against women.

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Mike Bloomberg: I Will Charge Americans With ‘Domestic Terrorism’ For ‘Hate Crimes’ If Elected

Billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said he will charge Americans with “domestic terrorism” for “hate crimes” if elected and bashed “nativists” in America before affirming his commitment to Israel remaining a “Jewish state” in a recent interview with the Jewish Telegraph Agency.

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Parents Now Last Line of Defense Against Globalist Agenda

Globalist drones who ‘know what’s best for your kids’ flooding schools, government.

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Preschool to Teach 4-Year-Olds ‘Transgender and Queer Rights, ‘ ‘Racism and Victimhood’

Tax funded public education in Brooklyn New York is teaching minor students heavy duty indoctrination on social political issues.

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Rapper Boosie Accused of Going on “Transphobic Tirade” For Saying Dwyane Wade Shouldn’t Allow His 12-Year-Old Son to “Cut His D*** Off”

Rapper Boosie Badazz was accused of going on a “transphobic tirade” after telling Dwyane Wade he shouldn’t allow his son to “cut his d*** off.”

During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, basketball player Wade recently revealed that his 12-year-old son Zaire was now transgender, going by the name Zaya and using she/her pronouns.

Boosie reacted with a video rant in which he asserted that both Wade and his son would regret the decision.

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UK: Hospitals to Deny Care to “Racist” Or “Homophobic” Patients

Patients deemed to be “racist” or “homophobic” will be denied care in NHS Trust hospitals under new rules set to take effect in April.

“Currently, staff can refuse to treat non-critical patients who are verbally aggressive or physically violent towards them,” reports Sky News. “But these protections will extend to any harassment, bullying or discrimination, including homophobic, sexist or racist remarks.”

Police will also be given new powers to prosecute “hate crimes” committed against NHS staff.

What is determined to be “racist” or “homophobic” is anyone’s guess, since many elderly patients will be totally unfamiliar with modern politically correct speech codes and could be deemed to have behaved in a racist or homophobic way even if they didn’t maliciously intend to.

As Jack Montgomery highlights, “In late 2017 an NHS patient who requested a female nurse to carry out a cervical smear complained when the hospital sent a person with “an obviously male appearance… close-cropped hair, a male facial appearance and voice, large number of tattoos and facial stubble” who insisted “My gender is not male. I’m a transsexual.”

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/19/2020

  1. Coronavirus SARS-2 is much more spread in Iran than reported. Also nearby countries with weak healthcare system and lack of statistics must already be at the verge of an epidemic, though they look gray (uninfected) on maps.

    30 days ago: Spokesman of Ministry of Health (Iran) announced cases observed in Iraqi Kurdistan and borders should be controlled. Health minister immediately denied.

    during the last month: several cases has been reported to be quarantined in various cities, Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz, Yazd, etc. Ministry of health said the tests have been negative. However, rumors has it that all the tests have been positive.

    20 days ago: parliament passed a temporary bill that bans all the flights from/to China. However, until now it has not been implemented by Mahan Airways, which is recognised as a terrorist organisations by US federal government (and for good reason). They continued the flights against parliamentary rules.

    10 days ago: a woman in her sixties died of pneumonia in Tehran. Health minister denied that it was caused by the virus, though hospital believed it was the SARS-2 coronavirus.

    7 days ago: A photo of an urgent letter, written by deputy of health minister to president, claiming 35 already quarantined and 4 dead went viral on Telegram. Health minister and journalists immediately claimed the letter is made up.
    (see the photo here: https://iranintl.com/ايران/وزارت-بهداشت-ارسال-نامه-به-حسن-روحانی-درباره-ابتلای-۳۵-نفر-به-کرونا-در-ایران-را-تکذیب-کرد)

    5 days ago: A photo of a letter written by Interior Minister to Health Minister published on Telegram, asking him to postpone annunciation of virus spread until after upcoming parliamentary elections, which will happen in 20 days.

    All in all, I believe the situation is more serious than MSM wants us to believe. If there were really infected cases in Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan 30 days ago, some opportunistic illegal migrants must be carriers of the disease into Europe, via uncontrolled gates, right now. China already in daring situation. Central Asia and Middle East already at the verge of an epidemic, though reliable statistics not available. Africa and what happens there is unknown to me and perhaps it’s already silently developing in abandoned ghettos of European continent.

  2. There are two updates on the Swedish incident.
    Google translate translates very poorly from Swedish and Norwegian (but excellent from English and Dutch)
    Please, announce the verdict of the court against criminals. What kind of punishment will they bear?
    I can’t understand for sure.
    https://samnytt.se/ganget-som-urinerade-pa-sitt-ranoffer-doms-far-ungdomsvard/

    https://www.document.no/2020/02/20/vard-behandling-for-gjeng-som-ranet-og-urinerte-pa-svensk-18-aring/

  3. Medieval wildness in Ukraine.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIVTZfKyS-Y
    Oh, with what anguish this woman screams! (I love this colorful language)
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    Residents of the Poltava region attacked the police, preventing the deployment of Ukrainians evacuated from Wuhan

    On Thursday, February 20, in Ukraine, an airplane should land with people who had been evacuated from Chinese Wuhan the day before. From 8 to 9 in the morning the plane circled at the junction of the Poltava, Kharkov and Dnepropetrovsk regions. At 09:15 he changed course and flew towards Boryspil.

    In Novye Sanzhary (Poltava region), local residents blocked the road, protesting that evacuees were brought to their region. The call to go out appeared on social networks people in the evening of February 19. People were called to block all trips. People with a car were invited to gather near the military sanatorium of the National Guard in New Sanzhary.

    It is reported that Ukrainians evacuated from China should supposedly be brought there. At the same time, the Ministry of Internal Affairs has still not officially announced where exactly the evacuees will be placed.

    At the same time, at the entrance to the city, a convoy of buses and armored vehicles with the military was organized.

    Poltava region is not the only region where people are protesting against the deployment of evacuated people from Wuhan – rallies in the Lviv, Ternopol and Rivne regions were reported on the eve.

  4. On the recent shooting in Hanau, Germany
    While the man killed 9 Muslims (kurds and turks) and posted a whole anti immigrant manifesto that everyone in MSM keeps bringing up, he also claims to have been spied on since a child, thinks there are rape dungeons everywhere in the us deep underground, and wants the destruction of Israel.

    An AfD politician (I think Meuthen) shared his stuff trying to tell people his politics have nothing to do with them

    at Die Zeit like 3 articles about nationwide racism have been posted.
    the comment sections (the comments die zeit hasnt removed that is, because they’ve removed alot) seem split between he was an actual right winger and he was just a schizophrenic (he was) who the media are conveniently dumping on the AfD. Bear in mind Die Zeit is a “centerist” (read: leftist) website

  5. “I don’t mind people coming up and calling me a communist,” Sanders said. “At least, they’re still alive.” [to quote more of the possibly out of context fragment]

    I am fairly sure he doesn’t mind, because the idea is patently ridiculous. Communism is a distant utopia, a New Jerusalem, that may never, ever happen. That people come up and call him a communist shows that they are at least still sentient and possibly open to other ideas.

    Disclaimer: I was exposed to largely the same undergraduate discourse as Mr. Sanders, some twenty years later, while holding sympathies at the other end of the political spectrum.

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