Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/22/2020

Violent gang leaders in Stockholm all have a migration background. A Swedish news outlet reports the shocking and surprising news that all the leaders of 32 violent gangs were either born abroad or come from a migration background.

In other news, the number of Wuhan Coronavirus infections in Korea has risen to 556, with four deaths. Also, there are almost 80 cases of the disease in Italy, with two deaths reported.

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Thanks to Dean, JD, Matt Bracken, Reader from Chicago, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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USA
» Baltimore School District Defends Lesson Likening Trump to Nazis, Communists
» National Security Official Pushes Back on 2020 Russian Meddling Report
» Pew: Only Half of Americans Think Colleges Have Positive Effect on Society
» Philip Haney Dead: ‘See Something Say Nothing’ Author Commits Suicide at 67
» Prison Inmate Kills 2 Convicted Pedophiles
» Sanders Wins Nevada Caucuses, Takes National Democratic Lead
» Sources: DHS Whistleblower on Obama Administration, Terrorism in America Found Dead
» The Jihad Murder in Florida You Heard Nothing About
» Twitter Tool Could See ‘Verified’ Users Given Power to Label “Lies” & “Harmful” Tweets
 
Canada
» Alberta Blockade Buster Guy Simpson: “I Had to Step in”
» New Saskatoon Rail Blockade Begins Despite Trudeau’s Call for Demonstrations to End
» Quebec Rail Blockade Abandoned by Protesters After Riot Police Arrive to Enforce Injunction
» The Re-Education of Senator Lynn Beyak
 
Europe and the EU
» All Parties But the Sweden Dems and Christian Dems Lost Members Last Year
» EU Poised to Create Massive Transatlantic Facial-Recognition Database, Link With US
» EU Summit a Total Fail, No Deal
» France: La Revolution! Anti-Macron Rioters Turn Audi on Its Roof as Violence Explodes During Yellow Vest Protests in Lille
» Greenpeace Breaks Into French Nuclear Plant
» Italy on Alert as Amateur Footballer is Among 29 People Confirmed to Have Coronavirus in the Country While 40 Semi-Professional Games Are Postponed Due to Contagious Virus…
» Ryanair CEO: Airport Security Checks Should Focus on Muslim Men
» Salvini Slams Coronavirus Control Methods as Cases Confirmed in Lombardy and Veneto
» Slovakia Effectively Bans Islam From Country, Forbids Mosques
» Two Dead, 79 Infected as Italy’s Government Fights Coronavirus Outbreak
» UK: Boris Johnson Reveals New Brexit Blue Passport Design
» UK: Convicted Acid Killer Launches Jihadist Terror Attack on Prison Staff
» UK: Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion Activists Descend on Parliament Square to Launch New Climate Strategy
 
Middle East
» Iran Now Says 6th Person Dead of New Virus
 
Russia
» Coronavirus Riots: Residents Hurl Stones at Police, Buses Carrying Quarantined Ukrainians
 
Far East
» Coronavirus Patient Who Left Hospital Following a Full Recovery and Immediately Went Into Self-Isolation Tests Positive 10 Days Later
» Coronavirus Cases Triple in South Korea; Who Keeps Eye on Africa, Iran
» Coronavirus Live Updates: China Reports 648 New Cases, Infections in South Korea Spike
» Don’t Buy China’s Story: The Coronavirus May Have Leaked From a Lab
» Globalists Wage Biological Warfare to Combat Great Awakening
» Health Experts Warn Life-Saving Coronavirus Vaccine Still Years Away
» Over 500 Cases of Coronavirus Reported in Chinese Prisons
» South Korea Coronavirus Cases Go Exponential as New Infections Soar by 70%; 10 Towns in Northern Italy Put on Lockdown
 
Australia — Pacific
» Global Crop Failures Continue: In Australia This is Going to be the Worst Harvest Ever Recorded
 
Immigration
» Finland to Take in 175 Migrant Invaders Held Up in Mediterranean Camps
» Georgia Dems Propose Cheaper Tuition for Illegal Immigrants
» Illegals Won’t be Arrested for Driving Without License in Mass. Sanctuary City
» Marseille: Sixty Left-Wing Extremists and Immigrant ‘Youths’ Attacked Police Station
» North Macedonia Police Find 47 Migrants in Abandoned Truck
» Swedish Report: Stockholm Violent Gang Leaders Have Migration Background
 
Culture Wars
» 80% of People in Arts Fear ‘Controversial Opinions’ Risk Professional Ostracism
» Donald Trump Applauds India’s First Film With Gay Male Lead
» Feminist: We Must ‘Abolish the Family’ To Have a ‘Feminist Future’
» Rapper Denied Entry to Planet Fitness for Questioning Transgender Children
» Trump Tweets Praise for Bollywood Romcom Featuring Same-Sex Couple on Eve of India Visit
 
General
» Microsoft, The ID2020 Alliance, Universal Digital Identification and You
 

Baltimore School District Defends Lesson Likening Trump to Nazis, Communists

“The biggest problem is pushing an agenda on 16-year-olds.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

National Security Official Pushes Back on 2020 Russian Meddling Report

“The Intelligence Doesn’t Say That”

On Thursday, the New York Times published an account of a briefing between an aide to outgoing National Intelligence director Joseph Maguire and the House Intelligence Committee claiming that Russia was meddling in the 2020 election, and was “trying to get Trump re-elected.” Not so, according to a national security official — who told CNN’s Jake Tapper that the aide, Shelby Pierson, may have mischaracterized the intelligence community’s findings during the heated meeting.

“A national security official I know and trust pushes back on the way the briefing/ODNI story is being told, and others with firsthand knowledge agree with his assessment,” tweeted Tapper on Friday, adding that a more reasonable interpretation is that Russia views Trump as a dealmaker they can work with — “not that they prefer him over Sanders or Buttigieg or anyone else.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Pew: Only Half of Americans Think Colleges Have Positive Effect on Society

A new poll from Pew Research revealed that only half of Americans believe that colleges and universities have a positive effect on society. Now, a George Mason University professor has some theories as to why higher education has become so unpopular with Americans.

According to a column published this week by the Daily Signal, Americans have an increasingly negative attitude towards colleges and universities. The column, which was penned by George Mason University Professor Walter E. Williams, makes the case that Americans are turning on higher education.

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

Philip Haney Dead: ‘See Something Say Nothing’ Author Commits Suicide at 67

Philip Haney, the author of “See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad,” has died at the age of 67. In addition to being an author, Haney was a long-time Department of Homeland Security expert with a focus on Islamic extremism.

Haney previously said that he did at the Department of Homeland Security what he did with bugs, “[he] followed the trail and found the nest.” Haney was a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security in 2002. Haney’s first role with the department was a Customs & Border Protection agriculture officer. Previously, Haney had worked a scientist in the Middle East. Haney was later based at the National Targeting Center in Washington D.C. when he was promoted to work with the Advanced Targeting Center. Haney retired from the Department of Homeland Security in 2015.

Fox News reports that Haney died following a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Haney had been missing since February 19. He was discovered inside of his car outside of San Francisco on the morning of Friday, February 21…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Prison Inmate Kills 2 Convicted Pedophiles

‘Being a lifer, I’m in a unique position where I sometimes have access to these people and I have so little to lose,’ man wrote.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Sanders Wins Nevada Caucuses, Takes National Democratic Lead

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bernie Sanders scored a resounding victory in Nevada’s presidential caucuses on Saturday, cementing his status as the Democrats’ national front-runner amid escalating tensions over whether he’s too liberal to defeat President Donald Trump.

The 78-year-old Vermont senator successfully rallied his fiercely loyal base and tapped into support from Nevada’s large Latino community as the Democratic contest moved for the first time into a state with a significant minority population.

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

Sources: DHS Whistleblower on Obama Administration, Terrorism in America Found Dead

SAN FRANCISCO, CA- We’ve received reports that Philip Haney, a DHS whistleblower on the Obama administration, has been found dead.

We have not yet received independent confirmation from the Sheriff’s Department, but sources within law enforcement have verified that there’s a death investigation underway.

If you have seen a few episodes of Behind the Uniform or have ever watched Fox News, you probably recognize the name Philip Haney. He was the DHS whistleblower that dropped the hammer on the Obama administration regarding the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS.

He was also a friend to many at Law Enforcement Today. We have an exclusive interview with him at the bottom of the article that was conducted on Behind the Uniforms before his death.

           — Hat tip: Matt Bracken [Return to headlines]
 

The Jihad Murder in Florida You Heard Nothing About

A 17-year-old, Corey Johnson, murdered a 13-year-old, Jovanni Alexander Sierra, and stabbed two others in Florida in 2018, and this week it was reported that the victim’s family is suing the Publix grocery store chain for selling Johnson the knife, as the sale violated a Florida law that prohibits the sale of knives to anyone under age 18. That’s all well and good, but there is a good deal more to this story: this was a jihad massacre committed in the name of Islam and in accord with its teachings, but it has been swept under the rug. Apparently it doesn’t fit the establishment media narrative.

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

Twitter Tool Could See ‘Verified’ Users Given Power to Label “Lies” & “Harmful” Tweets

Twitter is preparing to roll out more ways it intends to censor and “label” speech. The company is also experimenting with giving only blue checkmark “verified” fact-checkers and journalists the power to identify “lies” and label and edit accordingly. What could possibly go wrong?

“Twitter is experimenting with adding brightly colored labels directly beneath lies and misinformation posted by politicians and other public figures, according to a leaked demo of new features” obtained by NBC, which first broke the story Thursday.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Alberta Blockade Buster Guy Simpson: “I Had to Step in”

In the early morning hours of February 19 2020, far left-wing environmental activists erected a blockade on a CN rail line west of Edmonton Alberta.

The blockade was hundreds of kilograms of garbage hauled onto railway tracks east of the Acheson Industrial Park, put there by a motley assortment of self-appointed, unwanted spokespeople for the Wet’suwet’en people.

The blockade, organised reportedly in part by Climate Justice Edmonton, is part of the “Shutdown Canada” movement of similar blockades of rail lines, government offices, infrastructure and politicians homes all across the country. The goal is force the federal government to cancel the Coastal Gas Link natural gas pipeline in Northern British Columbia, completely against the wishes of the democratically-elected Wet’suwet’en council and the majority of the hereditary chiefs.

However, unlike what’s unfolding in the rest of the country with the blockades turning into long-term encampments, the blockade in Edmonton lasted about eight hours.

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

New Saskatoon Rail Blockade Begins Despite Trudeau’s Call for Demonstrations to End

A day after the Prime Minister called for an immediate end to weeks-long rail blockades that are bruising the Canadian economy, protesters in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory said they have no plans to move and a new demonstration sprung up along railway tracks in Saskatoon.

The Tyendinaga protesters have been camped out since Feb. 6 in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who oppose the passage of Coastal GasLink’s $6.6-billion natural gas pipeline through their traditional territory in northern British Columbia. Theirs and other demonstrations began after the RCMP enforced a court injunction against opponents of the pipeline project and arrested 28 people along a logging road near Houston, B.C.

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

Quebec Rail Blockade Abandoned by Protesters After Riot Police Arrive to Enforce Injunction

ST-LAMBERT, Que. — A blockade south of Montreal that halted rail traffic and frayed nerves since Wednesday was abandoned late Friday after riot police arrived to enforce a court injunction.

The roughly two dozen protesters, acting in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs contesting a British Columbia natural gas pipeline, had begun dismantling the encampment earlier in the evening following discussions with police.

They took downs tents and carried items such as sleeping bags, pots, propane tanks and a wood stove to the edge of a security perimeter established earlier in the day by Longueuil municipal police.

Then at around 10 p.m., a spokesman wearing a ski mask and sunglasses announced the rail blockade in St-Lambert, Que., was ending but said the fight was not over.

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

The Re-Education of Senator Lynn Beyak

In Canada, as in many other western countries, a guarantee against being “twice put in jeopardy” is a constitutional right. If you’ve been convicted of a crime, and you have paid your debt to society, you cannot be reconvicted of the exact same crime.

Of course, this guaranteed right only applies to such crimes in the Criminal Code as murder, rape or kidnapping. For thought crimes, there are no such guarantees. When it comes to thought crimes, we have yet to discover the upward limit for the jeopardies that may be imposed.

A double-jeopardy fix seems to be in for Lynn Beyek, appointed to the Senate by Stephen Harper in 2013. From the heavily mixed Indigenous/non-Indigenous northern area of Dryden, Ontario, Sen Beyek is presently a non-affiliated senator. A Senate committee is poised to decree next week that even though Sen Beyek fulfilled the requirements of her penalty for an initial thought crime, she is deemed insufficiently … re-educated, let us say, and must, therefore, suffer further, much more punitive retribution.

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

All Parties But the Sweden Dems and Christian Dems Lost Members Last Year

New figures about the number of members in Swedish parliamentary parties have revealed that every party but the national populist Sweden Democrats and the conservative, anti-feminist Christian Democrats lost members last year.

In 2019, the total membership loss for the parliamentary parties was 9,038 members.

The party that lost the most members was the Social Democrats, which lost 4,727 members, followed by the Green Party which lost the largest proportion — one-sixth — of its members, going from 12,400 members in 2018 to 10,500 in 2019, Swedish newspaper Dagens industri reports.

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

EU Poised to Create Massive Transatlantic Facial-Recognition Database, Link With US

Meanwhile, the US is expanding and consolidating its own biometric databases.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

EU Summit a Total Fail, No Deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders broke up a marathon budget summit without a deal Friday and their positions were still so far apart that they could not even decide when to meet again on the divisive issue.

After 28 hours of talks the leaders could not find a compromise, with a half dozen wealthy member states insisting they would not stump up more funds for the bloc’s next long-term spending package, worth around one trillion euros ($1.1 trillion).

“The differences were simply too big,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “There is still a lot of work ahead of us.”

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

France: La Revolution! Anti-Macron Rioters Turn Audi on Its Roof as Violence Explodes During Yellow Vest Protests in Lille

Anti-Macron rioters were caught on camera flipping an Audi on to its roof as violent protests continue to rumble on in France.

Today marked the 67th Saturday in a row of the Yellow Vest demonstrations with President Emmanuel Macron finally pledging to meet the protestors in person.

The worst of the disruption was seen in Lille where riot police were forced to use tear gas and baton charges.

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

Greenpeace Breaks Into French Nuclear Plant

About 50 Greenpeace activists on Friday broke into the Tricastin nuclear plant in France, a day before the planned shutdown of the oldest nuclear reactor in the country at Fessenheim, Reuters reported. “We are protesting and drawing attention to an ageing nuclear power plant that is dangerous and should be shut down,” said Greenpeace spokeswoman Cecile Genot, warning that Tricastin, like Fessanheim’s main reactor, will reach its 40-year lifespan soon.

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

Italy on Alert as Amateur Footballer is Among 29 People Confirmed to Have Coronavirus in the Country While 40 Semi-Professional Games Are Postponed Due to Contagious Virus…

…but Serie A fixtures continue

The group of individuals with the virus, located in the Lombardy and Veneto regions, has seen Italy put on alert with the highly-contagious disease and 40 amateur matches have been called off.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Ryanair CEO: Airport Security Checks Should Focus on Muslim Men

Michael O’Leary, the Irish top executive for the budget airline Ryanair, has come under attack from globalist politicians and Muslim groups after he suggested during an interview with The Times of London that airport security should focus on Muslim men.

According to the airline boss, instead of subjecting families with young children to security checks, they should instead gear their focus toward Muslim men “because that is where the threat is coming from”.

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

Salvini Slams Coronavirus Control Methods as Cases Confirmed in Lombardy and Veneto

Populist Italian Senator Matteo Salvini slammed the leftist government’s handling of the coronavirus as 14 new cases were confirmed in Lombardy and two more in Veneto.

Salvini made his statements on Friday, slamming the leftist Italian coalition after the first case of the coronavirus was revealed in Codogno, Lombardy.

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

Slovakia Effectively Bans Islam From Country, Forbids Mosques

Written by Remix News

Since 2016, Slovak legislation makes it impossible for Islam to become a state-recognized religion. Slovakia has adopted measures making it difficult for Islam to become one of the country’s officially recognized religions, making it the European country with the toughest laws against Islam in all of Europe.

In 2016, two-thirds of deputies, including opposition ones, voted in favor of legislation submitted by the governmental Slovak National Party (SNS) that required religious groups in the country to have 50,000 followers to run their schools, open religious establishments or qualify for government subsidies. The law previously required only 20,000 signatures.

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

Two Dead, 79 Infected as Italy’s Government Fights Coronavirus Outbreak

Cases of the new coronavirus in Italy, the most affected country in Europe, rose on Saturday to nearly 80, killing two people and prompting the government to close off the worst hit areas in the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto.

Authorities in the two regions, where the outbreak is concentrated, have cancelled sports events and closed schools and universities, while companies from Ray-Ban owner Luxottica to the country’s top bank UniCredit have told workers living in the affected areas to stay home.

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

UK: Boris Johnson Reveals New Brexit Blue Passport Design

The British passport is changing colour from European maroon to British navy in the coming weeks, with the new slightly revised design revealed by the Prime Minister on social media.

British passports had traditionally been blue since the early 20th century when the now-familiar book design first became the standard, but was changed to maroon from 1988 to conform to a standardised design set by the European Economic Community, which became the European Union in five years later.

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

UK: Convicted Acid Killer Launches Jihadist Terror Attack on Prison Staff

A man convicted of killing a grieving mother with “industrial strength” acid has launched a terror attack on prison staff after becoming radicalised behind bars, according to reports.

Xeneral Imiuru, also known as Xeneral Webster, is said to have feigned a suicide attempt in order to lure guards to his cell in HMP Winchester.

When they approached his seemingly lifeless body, he leapt to his feet and launched what The Times describes as a “copycat jihadist attack” with an improvised blade, although fortunately they were able to restrain him without injury.

It is the second known attack of this sort in a British prison in 2020, with terrorist “emir” Brusthom Ziamani and another prisoner having stabbed and slashed a number of prison staff with makeshift weapons while wearing fake bomb belts and screaming “Allahu Akbar!”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion Activists Descend on Parliament Square to Launch New Climate Strategy

Grandparents and doctors were among hundreds of Extinction Rebellion campaigners who marched in London today to launch their new climate strategy.

The group’s 2020 plan is to recruit one million “active” supporters in the UK and ensure 50% of the nation recognises the Climate & Ecological Emergency as their top priority.

The activists also want to set up a Global Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice to address systemic issues around the environment.

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

Iran Now Says 6th Person Dead of New Virus

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian officials Saturday reported a sixth death from the new virus that emerged in China.

The governor of Markazi province told the official IRNA news agency that tests of a patient who recently died in the central city of Arak were positive for the virus.

Ali Aghazadeh said the person was also suffering from a heart problem.

Earlier on Saturday, health authorities reported a fifth death from the coronavirus and said the fatality was among 10 new confirmed cases in Iran. It was not immediately clear whether the sixth fatality was among those 10.

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

Coronavirus Riots: Residents Hurl Stones at Police, Buses Carrying Quarantined Ukrainians

Protesters opposed to evacuees returning to Ukraine from Coronavirus-hit China clashed with police Thursday night, leaving Ukraine’s Prime Minister warning that further unrest may follow.

Locals in Novi Sanzhary, Ukraine built barricades and burnt tyres after they discovered a local army hospital had been selected by the government to host 70 Ukranian nationals and foreigners flown back from China for a two-week quarantine.

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

Coronavirus Patient Who Left Hospital Following a Full Recovery and Immediately Went Into Self-Isolation Tests Positive 10 Days Later

Chinese state media said the person was discharged from a hospital in Chengdu. Experts suspected that doctors had not given the patient accurate virus tests before declaring his recovery.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Coronavirus Cases Triple in South Korea; Who Keeps Eye on Africa, Iran

The number of new coronavirus cases nearly tripled in South Korea on Saturday, thefourth consecutive day that tally has seen a major spike. Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the total number of confirmed cases in the country rose to 433 — less than 24 hours after the sum stood at 156.

As of Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases was just 31.

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

Coronavirus Live Updates: China Reports 648 New Cases, Infections in South Korea Spike

China’s National Health Commission reported 648 new confirmed cases, and 97 additional deaths as of Feb. 22.

China’s Hubei province reported 630 new confirmed cases, and 96 additional deaths, as of Feb. 22.

South Korea’s new cases jumped by 123, bringing the country’s total to 556 infected, according to the country’s for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It also reported a fourth death.

Infections in Italy saw a sharp spike, surging to nearly 80 cases by Saturday.

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

Don’t Buy China’s Story: The Coronavirus May Have Leaked From a Lab

At an emergency meeting in Beijing held last Friday, Chinese leader Xi Jinping spoke about the need to contain the coronavirus and set up a system to prevent similar epidemics in the future.

A national system to control biosecurity risks must be put in place “to protect the people’s health,” Xi said, because lab safety is a “national security” issue.

Xi didn’t actually admit that the coronavirus now devastating large swathes of China had escaped from one of the country’s bioresearch labs. But the very next day, evidence emerged suggesting that this is exactly what happened, as the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology released a new directive entitled: “Instructions on strengthening biosecurity management in microbiology labs that handle advanced viruses like the novel coronavirus.”

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

Globalists Wage Biological Warfare to Combat Great Awakening

Secrets of the coronavirus revealed.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Health Experts Warn Life-Saving Coronavirus Vaccine Still Years Away

PARIS — Top health experts from around the world are mobilizing to combat the novel coronavirus that has infected more than 77,000 people worldwide.

The global health threat posed by the coronavirus has kicked the world’s scientific community into overdrive as it races to develop a life-saving vaccine to fight the epidemic that has killed more than 2,300 people to date.

“It’s a kind of race, not against other scientists, but against the virus itself,” said Olivier Schwartz, the head of viruses and immunities at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. The institution was the first in Europe to isolate the strains of the coronavirus and sequence its genome after the virus emerged late last year in central China.

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

Over 500 Cases of Coronavirus Reported in Chinese Prisons

More than 500 inmates have been infected by the coronavirus in prisons across China, prompting the firing of several officials, according to reports Friday.

In Hubei Province, where the illness emerged late last year, 271 cases were reported, mostly at the Wuhan Women’s Prison, Justice Ministry official He Ping told reporters, according to Agence France-Presse.

Its warden was dismissed for failing to prevent the outbreak, local newspaper Hubei Daily reported.

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

South Korea Coronavirus Cases Go Exponential as New Infections Soar by 70%; 10 Towns in Northern Italy Put on Lockdown

In Korea, health officials say they their investigators can’t figure out how some of the outbreaks started. That’s not exactly reassuring.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Global Crop Failures Continue: In Australia This is Going to be the Worst Harvest Ever Recorded

Global food production is being hit from seemingly every side. Thanks to absolutely crazy weather patterns, giant locust armies in Africa and the Middle East, and an unprecedented outbreak of African Swine Fever in China, a lot less food is being produced around the world than originally anticipated. Even during the best of years we really struggle to feed everyone on the planet, and so a lot of people are wondering what is going to happen as global food supplies become tighter and tighter. The mainstream media in the United States is so obsessed with politics right now that they haven’t been paying much attention to this emerging crisis, but the truth is that this growing nightmare is only going to intensify in the months ahead.

In Australia, conditions have been extremely hot and extremely dry, and that helped to fuel the horrific wildfires that we recently witnessed.

And everyone knew that agricultural production in Australia was going to be disappointing this year, but it turns out that it is actually going to be the worst ever recorded…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Finland to Take in 175 Migrant Invaders Held Up in Mediterranean Camps

HELSINKI (AP) — The Finnish government says it has agreed to take in up to 175 asylum-seekers from camps in Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Malta “to alleviate the humanitarian situation” experienced by refugees in the Mediterranean members of the European Union.

The Finnish interior ministry said Saturday in a statement that the Nordic country of 5.5 million would wish to bring in primarily “vulnerable asylum-seekers” — children and single-parent families eligible for international protection from countries such as Syria and Afghanistan.

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

Georgia Dems Propose Cheaper Tuition for Illegal Immigrants

The Georgia legislature is considering a bill that would extend in-state tuition to illegal immigrant students, including Dreamers.

Dreamers are immigrants who brought to the U.S. illegally as children but who currently have temporary legal status as a result of one of former President Barack Obama’s executive orders. The Supreme Court is set to take up the legality of that order later in 2020.

Democratic House Minority Leader Bob Trammel, who sponsored the bill along with five other Democratic lawmakers, insists that illegal immigrant students’ ineligibility for in-state tuition is negatively impacting the state because non-citizen students will go elsewhere for college.

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

Illegals Won’t be Arrested for Driving Without License in Mass. Sanctuary City

Cambridge official wants to keep illegals “out of the clutches of the Trump administration”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Marseille: Sixty Left-Wing Extremists and Immigrant ‘Youths’ Attacked Police Station

A mob of sixty youths from immigrant housing projects accompanied by ultra-left-wing extremists attacked the police station in Marseille’s 2nd arrondissement last Saturday evening in an attempt free two Lidl robbers in police custody.

The clashes erupted at around 8pm on Saturday evening when the mob of young immigrants and far-left activists hurled projectiles and firecrackers at police while chanting the word “assassins”, local newspaper La Provence reports.

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

North Macedonia Police Find 47 Migrants in Abandoned Truck

SKOPJE, North Macedonia — Police in North Macedonia say officers on border patrol found 47 migrants in an abandoned truck in the country’s southeast, near the borders with Bulgaria and Greece.

The parked truck was discovered late Friday with the driver gone and migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq inside, police said in a statement issued Saturday.

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

Swedish Report: Stockholm Violent Gang Leaders Have Migration Background

A Swedish news outlet has revealed that 17 of 32 gang leaders committing violence in Stockholm were born overseas, with the other 15 born in Sweden but from migration backgrounds.

The 32 men are believed to be leaders of various criminal gangs in the Swedish capital and have been the focus of Stockholm police as part of Operation Rimfrost, a nationwide police operation to tackle the growing violence among gangs in Sweden, according to an Expressen analysis quoted in a Nyheter Idag report.

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

80% of People in Arts Fear ‘Controversial Opinions’ Risk Professional Ostracism

More than eight in ten people working in culture and the arts feel those with “controversial opinions” risk professional ostracism.

The Freedom of Expression survey commissioned by ArtsProfessional magazine found in its research of 500 professionals that more than 80 per cent thought that “workers in the arts and cultural sector who share controversial opinions risk being professionally ostracised”.

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

Donald Trump Applauds India’s First Film With Gay Male Lead

President Donald Trump applauded the release of an upcoming Bollywood film featuring its first-ever gay male lead, as his administration continues to push for the decriminalization of homosexuality around the world.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Feminist: We Must ‘Abolish the Family’ To Have a ‘Feminist Future’

If this sounds like it came out of the novel Brave New World, that’s because it did.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Rapper Denied Entry to Planet Fitness for Questioning Transgender Children

Boosie Badazz accused of “transphobic tirade” for telling Dwyane Wade he shouldn’t allow his son to “cut his dick off.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Tweets Praise for Bollywood Romcom Featuring Same-Sex Couple on Eve of India Visit

President Trump provoked confused reactions on Friday after he heralded the release of a Bollywood movie that focuses on a same-sex couple.

“Great!” Trump tweeted in response to longtime gay rights campaign Peter Tatchell, who wrote on Twitter that the romantic comedy, titled “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan,” was intended to persuade older Indians to support the nation’s recent decriminalization of homosexuality.

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Microsoft, The ID2020 Alliance, Universal Digital Identification and You

Last year Microsoft joined ID2020, a global Alliance whose goal is to create universal digital identities for everyone. What are the social, economic and ethical implications of such an initiative?

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7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/22/2020

  1. That there are currently 32 violent gangs, all non-native origin in Stockholm tells one all they need to know about the downward trajectory of Swedenistan and the absolute demasculization and concurrent feminization of its native population. That they tolerate this developement and indeed cry out for even more of it is incomprehensible.

    I think the next likely development will be home invasion robberies and home invasion gang-rapes with plenty of witness and neighbor intimidation in the unlikely event the Swedish police decide to try and do their jobs. I also expect to see flash mob occupations of police stations to loot their armories, with the subsequent response by the Swedes to remove all weapons from the police forces in culturally enriched neighborhoods to preclude them from being stolen. Of course, all political parties will in the face of such developments still continue to conspire to not cooperate with the Swedish Democrats, and to pool their representatives to keep them out of power.

  2. We are literally on the edge of of a precipice, Canadians are generally a law abiding bunch, however the example of the blockades may have negative effect. Canadians see their taxes being wasted on foreigners and their country overrun with useful idiots being funded by foreign interests, while the Liberal government does nothing. It is now tax season in Canada, those that disagree with the governments actions are asking themselves,”why should I send the idiots more money?”. The problem arises when they realize that there is no good reason. When the law is not enforced for a group because of their politics, the entire structure collapses. Tax strikes are inevitable.

  3. Is it the start of the World Downfall? And so what if it is. The source from which all things depend is at the helm.
    The chaos genie won’t go back in the bottle and the half baked everyone gets their own reality idiotopia is not ready for anything that is coming.

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