Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/25/2020

The Iranian death toll from the Wuhan Coronavirus has risen to fifteen, the highest outside China. Meanwhile, Iran’s deputy health minister self-quarantined after being infected with the disease. Also, the coronavirus has spread from Northern Italy to Switzerland, Austria, and Croatia.

In other news, a Palestinian woman who attacked an air marshal on a flight from Frankfurt was arrested when the plane landed in the USA.

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

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Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

USA
» A Post-Freedom Worldwide Tyranny is Upon Us
» ‘Anti-Greta’ Teenager Naomi Seibt to Confront Climate Extremists at CPAC
» Bernie Sanders Defends Fidel Castro’s Socialist Cuba: ‘Unfair to Simply Say Everything is Bad’
» Bolshevik Bernie Literally Spreads Communist Propaganda on ‘60 Minutes’
» College Admissions Scandal: Heir to Hot Pockets Fortune Sentenced to 5 Months
» Deontay Wilder Blames ‘Black History Month’ Outfit for Tyson Fury Defeat
» Devin Nunes and House Republicans Announce Possible Criminal Charges Against Crooked Mueller Attorneys
» FBI Agent Faulted for ‘Significant Errors’ In FISA Report Identified
» Florida Man Who Stole Car Incriminates Himself by Googling His Own Name on a Stolen Phone
» Harvard Professor Says 40-70 Per Cent of People Worldwide Will be Infected With Coronavirus
» InfoWars Crew Member Attacked and Left Bloodied by Crazed Leftists at Bernie Sanders Rally, Sent to Hospital for Stitches
» Italian News: Joseph Mifsud Recorded Deposition for John Durham — New Bank Accounts Appear — But Maltese Professor Still Missing
» Julian Assange’s Lawyer Claims US Wanted to Kill WikiLeaks Founder and Make it Look Like Accident
» Justice Department: 45% of Blacks at Harvard Admitted Through Illegal Race Preferences
» Michael Bloomberg Campaign Offices Across US Spray-Painted by Vandals
» Michael Avenatti No Longer Being Held in Solitary Confinement, Lawyer Says
» MSNBC Suggests FBI Should Track Young White Men Online, Radicalize Them, Provide Resources for Creating Explosives, Then Arrest Them
» NASA Officials ‘Baffled’ After Space Cameras Catch UFO Following Iss for Over 20 Minutes
» New Jersey Officials Say White Supremacists Are Greater Threat Than ISIS
» New Statement on Philip Haney Shooting Death by Amador County Sheriff: Investigation Ongoing, No Conclusion of Suicide Yet
» Plymouth Rock Vandalized With Graffiti Shortly Before 400th Anniversary Celebration
» President Trump on a Warpath With a “Deep State” Hit List to Oust ‘Never-Trumpers’
» Reddit Purges Half of The Donald’s Top Moderators and Plans to Replace Them With Reddit Approved Mods
» Reporters Attacked by Mob During Bernie Sanders Rally
» Ring Continues to Pitch Facial Recognition to Law Enforcement While Claiming it Won’t be Adding Facial Recognition to Its Cameras
» San Francisco Declares Local Emergency Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
» The Frankfurt School, Critical Theory and How America Fell Victim to Europe’s Progressive Ideas
» Top Youth Leader of Populist Sweden Democrats to Attend CPAC in Maryland
» Trump Flips 9th Circuit Court, Leftists in Panic Mode, Legacy Judges Violate Ethics to Complain to Media
» U.S. Warned to Prepare for Coronavirus Pandemic as Europe Lockdowns Spread
» Video: Hillary Clinton Still Blames Russia for Her Loss to Trump
» We Don’t Need a Ministry of Truth to Protect us From the Bad People
» Woman Arrested for Assaulting a Federal Air Marshal
 
Canada
» Alberta’s Top Court Rules Federal Carbon Tax Unconstitutional, ‘Trojan Horse’
» Antifa Extremists Blockade Major Passenger Railway Line, Force Toronto Cancellations
» Breaking: Toronto Hammer Attack Could be Terrorism, Say Police
» Breaking: Police Move in on Anti-Pipeline Blockaders in Toronto
» Breaking: Thousands Stranded in Toronto as Go Trains Blocked by Anti-Pipeline Protestors
» Poll: 63 Percent of Canadians Support Police Intervention in Anti-Pipeline Blockades
» ‘White Lives Don’t Matter’ Signs Appear in Ontario, Antifascist Group Denies Wrongdoing
 
Europe and the EU
» Amid Italy Coronavirus Outbreak, Ideology-Driven Left Push Open Borders
» Coronavirus Fears Grip Britain’s Schools as Two Close and 12 Others Tell All Students Flying Home From Ski Trips in Disease-Hit Northern Italy to Stay at Home and Self-Isolate
» Coronavirus: Outbreak Spreads in Europe From Italy
» Coronavirus Update as Death Toll Rises in Italy, WHO Could Declare Outbreak a Pandemic
» EU Officials Refuse to Implement Border Controls to Stop Coronavirus
» Fight Breaks Out in Italian Supermarket Amidst Food Shortages
» France Confirms Two New Cases of Coronavirus, One Returning From Italy
» Germany: Merkel’s Failing CDU to Elect New Party Leader in April
» Hungary’s Population Shrinks by 40,400 in 2019
» Meet Naomi Seibt — The 19-Year-Old, Blond Antidote to Greta Thunberg
» Nearly 300 Convicted Terrorists to be Released From French Prison by 2023
» Netherlands: Turks Are Being Fed Anti-Western Propaganda by Turkish Govt Organizations, Professor Warns
» Pius XII Attitude Towards Jews Will Remain Controversial, Experts Say
» Prince Harry Will Take Jet to Lecture Tourists on Climate Change
» Sweden Govt Says Coronavirus ‘Low Risk’ Will Not Screen Air Travelers
» UK Schools Close as Coronavirus Panic Spreads Across Europe
» UK: Boris Govt: Releasing Report on Ethnicity of Rape Gangs ‘Not in Public Interest’, Ministers Need ‘Safe Space’
» UK: Climate Crazies Stage ‘Die-in’ Protest Outside London Police HQ
» UK: Lawyer Says Prison Treatment of Wikileaks’ Assange Absolutely Despicable
» UK: Sadiq Khan to Blow £50m on ‘Green New Deal’ Instead of Police as London Gripped by Crime Wave
» UK: The London School of Economics Bans Beef for the Climate
» UK: Tea Company Besieged by Mob Outrage Hate Because a Conservative MP Posted a Photo of Their Product
» UK: Toby Young Announces Free Speech Union as an Antidote to Cancel Culture
» UNESCO: Put Climate Criminals on Trial
 
Middle East
» Iran Now Has the Highest Coronavirus Death Toll Outside of China, Threatening the Wider Middle East
» Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Tests Positive for Coronavirus After Looking Shaky and Unwell While He Played Down Outbreak’s Dangers — as Death Toll Rises to 16 and Cases Are Exported Around the Middle East
» Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Confirms He Has Coronavirus After Saying Country Had Virus Contained
 
South Asia
» Namaste! 100,000 Indians Cram Into Stadium to Cheer Trump
» Outrageous! In India CNN’s Jim Acosta Grandstands, Attacks Trump: “I Think Our Record of Delivering the Truth is a Lot Better Than Yours” (Video)
 
Far East
» Chinese Govt Sentences Swedish Bookseller Who Criticized CCP to 10 Years in Prison
» Coronavirus Live Updates: US Soldier Based in South Korea Tests Positive
» Researchers Find 61.5% of Coronavirus Patients With Severe Pneumonia Won’t Survive
» The ‘Wipe Out Humans to Save the Earth’ Insanity Now Being Babbled by ‘Elite Leftists’ Another Hint Coronavirus May Really be a Depopulation Weapon
» Top Investor Asks for Advice on “Stockpiling Food”
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australia Won’t Risk Mining Jobs, Economy to Reach UN Climate Goals
 
Immigration
» Amid Italy Coronavirus Outbreak, Ideology-Driven Left Push Open Borders
» Greek Residents Clash With Police to Block Construction of New Invader Camps
» ICE Subpoenas Liberal Oregon Cities Over “Dangerous Sanctuary Laws”
» International Migrants Day
» Trump Starts Implementing Ban on Welfare-Dependent Immigration to U.S.
 
Culture Wars
» Disney-Pixar Featuring First LGBT Character in ‘Onward’
» They’d Let You Die Before They Admitted Diversity is Not Our Strength
 

A Post-Freedom Worldwide Tyranny is Upon Us

Take a look at what a globalist-controlled future looks like

The social media enslavement of free speech and individual expression heralds the technocrats’ wish to destroy an age of humanity they have deemed obsolete.

The religion of the technocrats calls for transmutation from a carbon-based existence into a silicon life form.

Silicon Valley has been growing its totalitarian domination for decades and we are reaching a point of no return if no one acts swiftly.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘Anti-Greta’ Teenager Naomi Seibt to Confront Climate Extremists at CPAC

America is about to be introduced to a climate change skeptic dubbed the “anti-Greta.”

Naomi Seibt, 19, will appear at the Conservative Political Action Conference [CPAC], this week where Donald Trump is the main speaker.

It is the biggest annual jamboree for grass-roots Republicanism in the United States.

Miss Seibt, who is from Germany, has been dubbed the “anti-Greta” because of her views on climate change, which are in stark contrast to those of Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenage environmental campaigner.

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

Bernie Sanders Defends Fidel Castro’s Socialist Cuba: ‘Unfair to Simply Say Everything is Bad’

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the frontrunner for the Democrats’ presidential nomination, doubled down on his support for some of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s policies, saying in an interview that aired Sunday, “it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad.”

Speaking to CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, pointed to social welfare programs introduced under Castro’s regime that he described as redeeming, despite the communist dictator’s often repressive human-rights violations against Cubans.

“We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know? When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?” Sanders told Anderson Cooper.

[comment: Trying to whitewash reality. Socialist Cuba is great for the communist capos at the top, not so great for the rest.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Bolshevik Bernie Literally Spreads Communist Propaganda on ‘60 Minutes’

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the current leader in the Democrat Party, is a communist parading around as a Democratic Socialist. Democratic and socialist are misnomers and cannot co-exist. The ‘democratic’ refers to the right of the people to vote, but as we have seen in the past, that right ends as the socialism, of necessity, takes over.

Sanders literally began parroting communist propaganda last night.

“When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing even though Fidel Castro did it?”

Castro implemented a reading program after seizing power in 1959, but 8 out of 10 Cubans could already read.

As attorney Hans Bader noted in an August 2016 article, nearly eight out of 10 Cubans already knew how to read by 1950.

Reached by TheBlaze on Sunday evening, Dr. Andy Gomez, a retired University of Miami professor who led the school’s Cuban Studies department for decades, said the democratic socialist presidential candidate is misinforming voters about the true motives behind Castro’s literacy campaign.

“Contrary to what Senator Bernie Sanders said, the literacy campaign used by the Castro regime was part of their strategic plan to indoctrinate the Cuban people by using education at all levels in support of a Marxist ideology,” Gomez said.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

College Admissions Scandal: Heir to Hot Pockets Fortune Sentenced to 5 Months

Michelle Janavs, heiress to a frozen foods fortune, was sentenced Tuesday to five months in prison for paying $100,000 to fix her daughters’ college entrance exams and agreeing to pay twice that amount to sneak one girl into USC as a bogus beach volleyball player.

Janavs, a resident of Newport Coast, pleaded guilty in October to conspiring to commit fraud and money laundering, admitting she paid William “Rick” Singer, a Newport Beach college admissions consultant, to rig ACT exams for her daughters and bribe a USC administrator to misrepresent the older girl as an elite beach volleyball player.

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

Deontay Wilder Blames ‘Black History Month’ Outfit for Tyson Fury Defeat

Boxer Deontay Wilder blamed his ‘Black History Month’ outfit for losing his WBC title to Britain’s Tyson Fury on Saturday night.

In their highly anticipated rematch, Fury defeated Wilder in the 7th round after a flurry of punches that prompted Wilder’s corner to throw in the towel.

After the fight, Wilder said he had “no excuses” for the defeat, but now blames his ringwalk costume, worn as a tribute to Black History Month, for being too heavy.

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

Devin Nunes and House Republicans Announce Possible Criminal Charges Against Crooked Mueller Attorneys

Just The News reported:

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told Just the News that his team has been scouring recent documents released by the FBI, including witness reports known as 302s, and found glaring evidence that contradicts claims the Mueller team made to courts and Congress.

“We’re now going through these 302s, and we’re going to be making criminal referrals on the Mueller dossier team, the people that put this Mueller report together,” Nunes said during an interview on the John Solomon Reports podcast set to air on Tuesday.

Nunes specifically reacted to a story in Just the News disclosing that FBI interview memos of key figure George Papadopoulos show he was helpful in trying to locate a witness named Joseph Mifsud but that Mueller’s prosecutors portrayed Papdopoulos as trying to thwart or frustrate the investigation’s efforts to question Mifsud.

The new FBI memos provide “our first evidence of the Mueller team lying to the court. It a lie. It’s a total lie,” the lawmaker said, referring to the Mueller team’s claim that Papadopoulos tried to hinder efforts to locate and question Mifsud.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

FBI Agent Faulted for ‘Significant Errors’ In FISA Report Identified

‘Case Agent 1’ Stephen Somma omitted exculpatory evidence of Trump associates during Crossfire Hurricane probe.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Florida Man Who Stole Car Incriminates Himself by Googling His Own Name on a Stolen Phone

A South Florida woman’s car theft investigation took an unexpected turn when a private investigator got hold of the Google search history of the smartphone left in the stolen car.

The phone was being used by the serial thief to Google himself, ultimately leading to his arrest.

The car theft took place on Northeast 89th Street and Eighth Court in Northeast Miami-Dade this month.

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

Harvard Professor Says 40-70 Per Cent of People Worldwide Will be Infected With Coronavirus

Says asymptomatic nature of virus means it “will ultimately not be containable.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

InfoWars Crew Member Attacked and Left Bloodied by Crazed Leftists at Bernie Sanders Rally, Sent to Hospital for Stitches

A member of Infowars crew was violently attacked by supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders at a rally in Texas on Sunday, requiring him to go to the hospital for stitches.

Infowars host Owen Shroyer and his crew had attended the Austin rally with a bullhorn shouting things like “Bernie Sanders let the Democrats steal the election in 2016” and “Trump 2020.”

The crew was repeatedly surrounded by crazed leftists who were upset by his presence.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Italian News: Joseph Mifsud Recorded Deposition for John Durham — New Bank Accounts Appear — But Maltese Professor Still Missing

Deep State Spy Joseph Mifsud is connected to the Obama Spygate Scandal after setting up George Papadopoulos and General Flynn in London. He also was close to Hillary Clinton and even dined with her in 2016.

But today Mifsud has gone missing and it is still unknown which entity or countries he was working for when he spied on the Trump team.

As we noted in February 2019, candidate Trump’s unpaid volunteer George Papadopoulos was spied on by the Deep State through an individual named Joseph Mifsud.

Mifsud’s purpose was to plant information with Papadopoulos (namely that the Russians had Hillary’s emails) so that the same information could be retrieved from Papadopoulos and the Deep State could say that the Trump campaign knew Russia had Hillary’s emails.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Julian Assange’s Lawyer Claims US Wanted to Kill WikiLeaks Founder and Make it Look Like Accident

The US plotted to kidnap and possibly kill Julian Assange as he hid out at the Ecuadorian embassy in London — aiming to make it look like an accident, the WikiLeaks founder’s lawyer claimed at his extradition hearing this week.

American spies teamed up with UC Global, a Spanish company contracted by Ecuador to provide security at the embassy, to help plant “intrusive and sophisticated” secret surveillance of Assange, his attorney stated without evidence at the London hearing Monday, according to reports.

Assange was even filmed meeting with his legal team — and got so desperate about constant surveillance that he started sleeping in a tent inside his bedroom, the Telegraph reported.

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

Justice Department: 45% of Blacks at Harvard Admitted Through Illegal Race Preferences

Almost half of all blacks and Hispanics who attend Harvard were admitted because of illegal racial preferences in admissions according to a brief just filed by the Department of Justice.

The Department of Justice has filed a brief in a federal lawsuit filed by Students For Fair Admissions that says Harvard’s race-based admissions process violates federal law. This filing marks a extreme departure from the Obama Civil Rights Division that spent significant time and resources seeking to expand the use of race in decision making.

The brief filed by the Justice Department says Harvard “considers applicants’ race at virtually every step, from rating applicants to winnowing the field of applicants when attempting to avoid an oversubscribed class.” The brief notes that forty-five percent of African-Americans and Hispanics at Harvard are because of racial preferences given to them during the admissions process.

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

Michael Bloomberg Campaign Offices Across US Spray-Painted by Vandals

Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign offices across the country are continuing to get defaced by vandals — which his office blames without evidence on Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “hateful rhetoric.”

Chicago campaign workers for the former New York mayor woke up Monday to find the office spray-painted in large red letters with slurs including “racist,” “sexist,” and “oligarch,” the Chicago Sun-Times said.

The Post revealed last week how his office in Knoxville, Tennessee, had been vandalized, and at least five others have also been tagged, including ones in Ohio, Michigan and Utah, where windows were smashed.

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

Michael Avenatti No Longer Being Held in Solitary Confinement, Lawyer Says

Michael Avenatti, the former attorney to porn star Stormy Daniels, has been moved out of solitary confinement, according to his lawyer.

Attorney Tom Warren said on Tuesday Avenatti was transferred from the special housing unit at the Metropolitan Correctional Center to the general housing population. The move was made Thursday of last week.

Avenatti was in court Tuesday for a scheduling conference related to the Daniels case. He is charged with stealing $300,000 from Daniels, whom he represented in her case against President Trump. Daniels alleged the lawyer stole the money she received from a book advance. Avenatti, who entered the courtroom with his ankles and hands shackled, has pleaded not guilty, and his trial is set for April 21.

He was convicted earlier this month of attempting to extort more than $25 million from Nike, and he faces other charges of bank fraud in California.

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

MSNBC Suggests FBI Should Track Young White Men Online, Radicalize Them, Provide Resources for Creating Explosives, Then Arrest Them

In a shocking segment, MSNBC’s Katy Tur suggested that the FBI should be tracking young white men online to radicalize them, provide resources for creating explosives, and then arrest them.

Tur was comparing young white men to ISIS terrorists in an interview with Frank Figliuzzi, the former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

NASA Officials ‘Baffled’ After Space Cameras Catch UFO Following Iss for Over 20 Minutes

A BIZARRE UFO hovering between Earth and the International Space Station was caught on a live camera feed by NASA in incredible footage that lasts over 20 minutes.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New Jersey Officials Say White Supremacists Are Greater Threat Than ISIS

One would think that al-Qaeda and ISIS would merit a higher threat level than ‘homegrown violent extremists.’

[Comment: For Democrats the term “White supremacists” means all white people and all Trump supporters.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New Statement on Philip Haney Shooting Death by Amador County Sheriff: Investigation Ongoing, No Conclusion of Suicide Yet

The Amador County Sheriff’s Office released a statement Monday evening about the investigation into the shooting death of Obama DHS whistleblower Phiip Haney who was found dead with a single gunshot by his car on a road in Plymouth, California on Friday morning. A firearm was found near his body and the car. The statement makes clear there has been no determination of suicide yet, contrary to incorrect readings of the initial statement released Saturday that described the scene as an apparent suicide but noted the investigation was active and ongoing.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Plymouth Rock Vandalized With Graffiti Shortly Before 400th Anniversary Celebration

Plymouth Rock and other landmarks were found vandalized Monday in a disturbing discovery as the city of Plymouth, Mass., gears up to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the pilgrims’ arrival to the new world on the Mayflower.

The famous rock at the site of their 1620 landing was found with its inscription covered with red graffiti.

[Comment: Article dated February 17, 2020.]

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

President Trump on a Warpath With a “Deep State” Hit List to Oust ‘Never-Trumpers’

President Trump and his allies over the last year and a half have assembled a list of anti-Trump officials who need to be ousted.

It’s about time.

President Trump has been on a serious warpath to oust ‘disloyal’ people since his impeachment and acquittal.

The President is looking to replace the “bad people” with Trump loyalists.

According to Axios reporter Jonathan Swan, a network of pro-Trump conservatives are quietly developing “Never-Trump/pro-Trump lists,” and some have even sent Trump memos to help him make his decisions.

The ousting of corrupt US Attorney Jessie Liu was just the beginning. President Trump reportedly reviewed a memo of all of her misdeeds before making the final decision to withdraw the nomination of Liu to the Treasury Department.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Reddit Purges Half of The Donald’s Top Moderators and Plans to Replace Them With Reddit Approved Mods

Ever since becoming one of the most popular subreddits on the site, The Donald has faced mounting censorship at the hands of Reddit admins.

And now, in a move that one of its top users is suggesting will kill the subreddit, users of The Donald are reporting that half of the top moderators have been purged and will be replaced with Reddit approved moderators.

In a message sent to the remaining moderators, Reddit admins wrote that they had banned some moderators because they had not “acted in good faith” to bring the community “in line with our policies.”

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

Reporters Attacked by Mob During Bernie Sanders Rally

Owen Shroyer and his security team were attacked during yesterday’s Sanders rally.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ring Continues to Pitch Facial Recognition to Law Enforcement While Claiming it Won’t be Adding Facial Recognition to Its Cameras

Ring continues to insist it is not adding facial recognition to its sadly super-popular doorbell cameras. Its insistence is suspect for several reasons.

First, it employs a “Head of Facial Recognition Tech” at its Ukraine office. A company that isn’t planning to add facial recognition doesn’t need anyone in charge of tech it’s not planning on using.

Second, its lengthy answers to Congressional questions stated that the company would continue to develop and explore other options in response to “customer demand.” If enough customers express an interest in facial recognition, Ring would be stupid not to add that to its list of features, even if it has spent months denying it ever plans to do so.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

San Francisco Declares Local Emergency Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — San Francisco Mayor London Breed declared a local emergency Tuesday amid the global coronavirus outbreak.

This declaration will help the city get resources they need to respond to an outbreak.

“We need to allocate more resources to make sure that we are prepared,” Breed said in a news conference Tuesday afternoon. “This declaration is all about preparedness.”

Three people have been treated for the coronavirus in the city. None of the patients are San Francisco residents.

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

The Frankfurt School, Critical Theory and How America Fell Victim to Europe’s Progressive Ideas

Best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, renown critic and PJ Media contributor Michael Walsh discusses his new book “The Devil’s Pleasure Palace” with Stephen Kruiser. From the Frankfurt School’s critical theory to Hillary Clinton, Michael Walsh delves into how America got off course and was derailed by this post-World War II school of though that originated in Europe. Patriotism, marriage and the military are just a few of the aspects of American life that were altered for the worse by this school of thought. Join us for this special PJTV interview with Michael Walsh and Stephen Kruiser.

[Comment: From 2015, but still relevant.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Top Youth Leader of Populist Sweden Democrats to Attend CPAC in Maryland

Tobias Andersson, the leader of The Young Swedes — the national populist Sweden Democrats Youth Organization — made an appearance on SVT Morning Studio to speak about his participation in Wednesday’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2020 in the state of Maryland.

The TV host asked Tobias why he goes to CPAC because it’s not the first time he attended the event.

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

Trump Flips 9th Circuit Court, Leftists in Panic Mode, Legacy Judges Violate Ethics to Complain to Media

On February 12th, President Trump had his 189th, 190th, 191st, and 192nd judicial nominees confirmed by the senate. 51 of his judicial nominations have been for the federal appeals courts, and ten of those have been on the now-formerly heavy leftist 9th Circuit, where Trump has made 10 appointments in three years. He has effectively flipped the 9th circuit from wackjob leftist to sane, and this has wackjob leftists worried. Bigly.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

U.S. Warned to Prepare for Coronavirus Pandemic as Europe Lockdowns Spread

ROME/WASHINGTON (Reuters) — A second European hotel was in lockdown on Wednesday as authorities around the world battled to prevent the spread of coronavirus, although a senior U.S. health official said a pandemic was inevitable and urged Americans to prepare.

Austria sealed off the 108-room Grand Hotel Europa in the Alpine tourist hub of Innsbruck after an Italian receptionist tested positive for the flu-like virus that originated in China and has spread to about 30 countries.

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

Video: Hillary Clinton Still Blames Russia for Her Loss to Trump

Says Russia elected Trump; Calls POTUS a “clear and present danger to democracy”

Despite a 3 year long investigation that turned up precisely nothing, and a failed impeachment show trial, Hillary Clinton is STILL adamant that she lost the 2016 election to President Trump because of Russian collusion.

Speaking from a red carpet at a Berlin screening of a four hour documentary about her, (no thanks) Hillary declared that “Obviously we know the Russians are continuing to try to choose our next president like they chose our last president.”

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

We Don’t Need a Ministry of Truth to Protect us From the Bad People

The push for speech control escalates. There is now a concentration of stories concerning social media companies and their role in shaping political thought.

We are nine months from a pivotal presidential election in the U.S. and the push is on to ensure that the outcome goes the way those in power want it to.

Three times in as many weeks billionaire busybody George Soros has attacked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, demanding he be removed because he is working to re-elect Donald Trump.

This seems like an absurdity. But it isn’t. It’s all part of the game plan.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Woman Arrested for Assaulting a Federal Air Marshal

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A North Carolina woman made her initial appearance in federal court today on charges of allegedly assaulting a Federal Air Marshal.

According to allegations detailed in the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, on February 22, Dana Ghazi Mustafa, 27, assaulted a Federal Air Marshal on board United Airlines flight 933 that departed from Frankfurt, Germany, and landed at Dulles International Airport.

According to court documents, at some point during the flight, flight attendants were alerted to the activation of a flight lavatory smoke detector, encountered Mustafa in the lavatory and directed her to not smoke aboard the aircraft and return to her seat. After flight attendants observed Mustafa crying and visibly upset, Mustafa stated that she was flying home to see her family, but they had died in a car accident caused by a drunk driver.

After being relocated a second time, a Federal Air Marshal observed Mustafa leave her seat and walk to the rear of the plan while striking the flint of a lighter. As a flight attendant attempted to stop Mustafa from entering the lavatory, Mustafa pushed the flight attendant and tried to close the lavatory. At that time, two Federal Air Marshals interceded. Mustafa allegedly refused to comply and was combative, including resisting being handcuffed, yelling, and kicking at the Federal Air Marshals.

After being handcuffed and relocated next to a Federal Air Marshal, Mustafa stated that, “I’m going to stab everyone on this plane. Then kill myself. I’m Palestinian! That’s how we get down.”

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

Alberta’s Top Court Rules Federal Carbon Tax Unconstitutional, ‘Trojan Horse’

The Alberta Court of Appeal gave opponents of the federal carbon tax their first win on Monday when it ruled that the levy is unconstitutional.

In a 4-1 decision, the Appeal Court said the legislation that brought in the tax erodes provincial jurisdiction.

“The act is a constitutional Trojan Horse,” said a portion of the decision written by three of the four majority justices.

“Almost every aspect of the provinces’ development and management of their natural resources … would be subject to federal regulation.”

A fourth judge filed a separate opinion in support of the majority.

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

Antifa Extremists Blockade Major Passenger Railway Line, Force Toronto Cancellations

A blockade near Toronto along a major commuter train line by far-left Anifa extremists has forced the transit company to cancel trains from Hamilton to Toronto.

The blockade, which was called for and organized by the far-left Antifa group “Wet’suwet’en Strong: Hamilton Solidarity,” was set up on Monday night at the Bayview Junction with protesters bragging about burning a court injunction handed to them, the Globe and Mail reports.

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

Breaking: Toronto Hammer Attack Could be Terrorism, Say Police

A murder with a hammer that killed a 64-year-old Toronto woman on Feb. 21 is being called a terrorist attack by police, as the murderer now faces terrorism-related charges.

Police say Saad Akhtar, 30, was facing first-degree murder charges over the death of the woman, when those charges were changed to “murder-terrorist activity” by prosecutors. The change was made due to the prosecutors belief that the murder constituted terrorist activity.

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

Breaking: Police Move in on Anti-Pipeline Blockaders in Toronto

UPDATE: Around 8 pm on Tuesday evening, police moved in on blockaders who were blocking the train tracks. Independent photojournalist Beth Baisch continues to try to cover the blockade and continues to be followed by a harassing anti-pipeline activist.

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Breaking: Thousands Stranded in Toronto as Go Trains Blocked by Anti-Pipeline Protestors

The protestor blockade stopping GO Transit service in Toronto has Torontonians and commuters unable to get home to their families.

According to a statement from GO Transit, the developing incident, specifically on Guildwood tracks, GO Trains will “have no choice but to suspend GO Train service on the Lakeshore East corridor between Union and Pickering.”

“Given the way our trains operate through our rail network, this situation has the potential to disrupt customers throughout our entire system. We encourage all customers to explore travel alternatives this evening,” the statement reads.

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Poll: 63 Percent of Canadians Support Police Intervention in Anti-Pipeline Blockades

A recent poll suggests that the amount of Canadians against the blockades and in support police intervention is on the rise. The blockades are in protest of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in BC. The poll was conducted by Ipsos between Feb. 21 and Feb. 24 and surveyed 1300 Canadians over the age of 18.

The protestors involved in the blockades claim to be in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who are against the construction of the natural gas pipeline. The blockades began in BC and have spread throughout the country blocking main rail lines and ports.

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‘White Lives Don’t Matter’ Signs Appear in Ontario, Antifascist Group Denies Wrongdoing

Signs that read “White Lives Don’t Matter” and “Racism against whites doesn’t exist” have appeared in Kitchener/Waterloo, with the culprit yet to be identified.

One sign features a logo that reads ‘Kitchener/Waterloo against fascism,’ a self-described anti-fascism group. Their Facebook page, which has just over 700 “Likes,” call themselves a “new organization dedicated to combatting fascism in all its forms by any means necessary.”

The group, though, denies that the signs are theirs, or that any member of their group had a hand in their posting.

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Amid Italy Coronavirus Outbreak, Ideology-Driven Left Push Open Borders

“The road is obligatory: we must return to widespread welcoming and restore humanitarian protection.”

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Coronavirus Fears Grip Britain’s Schools as Two Close and 12 Others Tell All Students Flying Home From Ski Trips in Disease-Hit Northern Italy to Stay at Home and Self-Isolate

Students at Truro’s Penair School turned up for classes this morning but were sent home following their excursion to Ponte di Legno in Lombardy over the half-term last week.

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Coronavirus: Outbreak Spreads in Europe From Italy

Several European countries have announced their first coronavirus cases, with all appearing to be linked to the growing outbreak in Italy.

Austria, Croatia and Switzerland said the cases involved people who had been to Italy, as did Algeria in Africa.

The first positive virus test has been recorded in Latin America — a Brazilian resident just returned from Italy.

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Coronavirus Update as Death Toll Rises in Italy, WHO Could Declare Outbreak a Pandemic

New cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus have been confirmed in South Korea, Italy and Iran, with the death toll rising to seven in Italy and to four among the hundreds of infected Diamond Princess cruise ship passengers.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued elevated travel warnings to some of these countries, which are the latest hot spots to see a rapid spread of the virus in recent days.

The H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in Tenerife, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, was reported to be on lockdown on Tuesday after one of its guests, an Italian national had been diagnosed with the virus, Reuters reports.

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EU Officials Refuse to Implement Border Controls to Stop Coronavirus

Even as the coronavirus begins to spread around the continent, EU officials have steadfastly refuse to implement border controls, insisting that the sanctity of open borders is more important.

The number of confirmed cases in Italy has soared from 3 to 322 in the space of just five days, with 10 deaths, but authorities insist that the Schengen Area, which abolishes passport checks and border controls between 26 European states, must not be compromised.

Despite 50,000 citizens in Lombardy and Veneto being under internal lockdown, no such measures have been proposed for national borders.

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Fight Breaks Out in Italian Supermarket Amidst Food Shortages

A video out of Italy shows customers in a supermarket brawling as food shortages caused by fears over coronavirus spreading continue to prompt panic buying.

“Supermarket shelves have been stripped bare due to panic-buying amid rising tensions and visible public anxiety, as evidenced by a brawl in the aisles,” reports RT.

The clip shows two men shouting at each other before one of them throws a punch and a brawl ensues.

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France Confirms Two New Cases of Coronavirus, One Returning From Italy

France’s top health official on Tuesday confirmed two new cases of coronavirus, adding that neither patient was in serious condition.

The first new case is a young Chinese woman who recently returned from China and is now hospitalised in Paris, said Jérôme Salomon, the head of France’s national health agency.

The other patient, a male, had recently travelled to northern Italy’s Lombardy region, the centre of a rapidly growing outbreak that has infected more than 300 people in the country, Europe’s worst-hit by the virus.

The two new cases bring to 14 the number of infections detected in France since the start of the outbreak. One of those 14 people has died and 11 have recovered.

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Germany: Merkel’s Failing CDU to Elect New Party Leader in April

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union will elect a new leader at the end of April, party officials said Monday.

Current party chief Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer had been Merkel’s preferred heir-apparent, but announced earlier this month that she would step down and not seek to become the next chancellor in the 2021 election.

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Hungary’s Population Shrinks by 40,400 in 2019

The population of Hungary declined by 40,400 in 2019 as a result of 89,200 live births and 129,600 deaths during the year, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Tuesday.

Hungary’s population fell by 41,238 in 2018, when there were 89,807 live births and 131,045 deaths.

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Meet Naomi Seibt — The 19-Year-Old, Blond Antidote to Greta Thunberg

In what is a somewhat shocking lead article, the Washington Post has written a feature on Naomi Seibt, a German climate skeptic and YouTuber that WaPo describes as “…19-year-old German who, like Greta, is blond, eloquent and European.”

WaPo introduces the teen:

Naomi denounces “climate alarmism,” calls climate consciousness “a despicably anti-human ideology,” and has even deployed Greta’s now famous “How dare you?” line to take on the mainstream German media.

Of course, there is a reason why WaPo decided to show Naomi to the world… to set the narrative — that she is a climate-denying, right-wing racist…

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Nearly 300 Convicted Terrorists to be Released From French Prison by 2023

French Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet has revealed that there will be nearly 300 convicted terrorists released from French prisons by 2023, 43 of them by the end of this year.

The French minister said that after the 43 releases this year, another sixty convicted terrorists would be set for release from prison in 2021 and added that they would all be subjected to additional measures to monitor their behaviour upon release, RTL reports.

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Netherlands: Turks Are Being Fed Anti-Western Propaganda by Turkish Govt Organizations, Professor Warns

Turkish immigrants are being subjected to anti-Western propaganda in western nations like the Netherlands, according to Turkish Professor of Cultural Studies Erik-Jan Zürcher.

According to Zürcher, Turks living in the Netherlands are being inundated with anti-Western propaganda which seeks to persuade them to have negative feelings against Western governments and institutions, Dutch daily newspaper Het Parool reports.

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Pius XII Attitude Towards Jews Will Remain Controversial, Experts Say

The Vatican will open its archives on the pontificate of Pius XII (1939-1958), a figure who repeatedly failed at taking a strong stance against Hitler.

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Prince Harry Will Take Jet to Lecture Tourists on Climate Change

Eco-warrior Prince Harry will fly from Canada to the United Kingdom for the first time since renouncing his royal responsibilities to promote a project aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of frequent fliers.

The Duke of Sussex will head to Edinburgh on Wednesday to host a conference for Travalyst, an online scoring system that will rank flights, hotel accommodations and tourist attractions by how climate-friendly they are.

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Sweden Govt Says Coronavirus ‘Low Risk’ Will Not Screen Air Travelers

The Swedish government has announced that it will be contributing cash to a WHO fund to tackle the coronavirus but will not be monitoring or screening incoming airline passengers for the virus.

The government will be contributing 40 million Swedish krona (£3,182,080/$4,110,472) to the World Health Organisation’s crisis fund, which is designed to allow the international agency to act against the spread of the coronavirus.

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UK Schools Close as Coronavirus Panic Spreads Across Europe

Schools in the UK are taking drastic action to protect against Covid-19 as the illness continues to spread across Europe amid fears of a global pandemic.

Some have closed while others have sent pupils home for fear they may have caught coronavirus from ski trips to northern Italy, where 229 people have tested positive and seven have died.

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UK: Boris Govt: Releasing Report on Ethnicity of Rape Gangs ‘Not in Public Interest’, Ministers Need ‘Safe Space’

“Disclosure would risk pre-empting decisions still to be made by ministers.”

Boris Johnson’s government has refused to release a report on the ethnic background of grooming gangs, saying it is not in “the public interest” and would deprive ministers of a “safe space” to shape policy.

The groomings gangs investigation was announced by Sajid Javid, the former Home Secretary, in 2018, with a pledge that he would “not let cultural or political sensitivities get in the way of understanding the problem and doing something about it”.

The promised transparency soon evaporated, however, with Home Office bureaucrats deciding that the report would in fact remain “internal” — and top-level politicians and parliamentarians representing constituencies plagued by grooming gangs questioning whether a real investigation was even carried out.

Now attempts by the left-wing Independent news website to have the report disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act have foundered, with the Home Office, now led by Priti Patel, insisting it is not in “the public interest”.

[Comment: The elephant in the room is still being avoided. ]

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UK: Climate Crazies Stage ‘Die-in’ Protest Outside London Police HQ

Climate change alarmist protestors marched through the streets of London under the banner of Extinction Rebellion, culminating in a ‘DiscoBedience’ dance and ‘Die-In’ outside Scotland Yard police headquarters in London.

Carrying Socialist Worker signs saying “climate refugees welcome” and “system change not climate change,” Extinction Rebellion protested against what they believe to be man-made climate change from Russel Square to Parliament Square in London on Saturday.

“We should all make radical changes ourselves. I’ve given up meat, I’ve banned myself from flying… there should be radical decisions across the board. We need to live more communally, we need to stop consuming so much, repairing what we have that goes broken and we need to share more with those who are much less fortunate,” one protestor told Breitbart London.

One man, wearing a “Make America Native Again” hat said: “I think a societal collapse is more near term than far-term, I’m on the pessimistic end of the spectrum”. When asked how long the planet has left, the man answered: “Uh maybe ten years.”

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UK: Lawyer Says Prison Treatment of Wikileaks’ Assange Absolutely Despicable

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for Julian Assange complained Tuesday that the WikiLeaks founder was handcuffed 11 times, stripped naked twice and had court papers taken away on the first day of a hearing on his extradition to the United States.

Attorney Edward Fitzgerald told a judge that the treatment of Assange at London’s Belmarsh Prison “could be a contempt of this court.” The extradition hearing opened on Monday at Woolwich Crown Court, which is located next to the prison.

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who is hearing the case, said she had no power to act unless Assange became unable to participate in the proceedings, which are expected to last several months.

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UK: Sadiq Khan to Blow £50m on ‘Green New Deal’ Instead of Police as London Gripped by Crime Wave

London Assembly member David Kurten grilled London mayor Sadiq Khan on his decision to plough tens of millions of pounds into a “Green New Deal” while violent crime spirals at Mayor’s Question Time.

“Of course everyone knows the number one issue facing London at the moment is spiralling violent crime; we’ve got to do something about it,” said Kurten, formerly of UKIP, now of the minor Brexit Alliance political group and an indepenent London mayoral candidate.

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UK: The London School of Economics Bans Beef for the Climate

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) will implement a beef ban across campus in an effort to mitigate climate change.

Phoebe Woodruff, a student activist and campus representative for animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), spearheaded the initiative.

More students than ever are looking to limit their environmental footprint — and cutting out meat, eggs, and dairy is the best and easiest way to do that,” she told The London Economic.

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UK: Tea Company Besieged by Mob Outrage Hate Because a Conservative MP Posted a Photo of Their Product

Tea company Yorkshire Tea was besieged by a Twitter outrage mob after a Conservative Party MP appeared in a photograph alongside a packet of their tea bags.

British Conservative Party politician and current Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak posted an image to Twitter of himself holding up a bag of Yorkshire Tea alongside the words, “Quick Budget prep break making tea for the team. Nothing like a good Yorkshire brew.”

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UK: Toby Young Announces Free Speech Union as an Antidote to Cancel Culture

After losing all his jobs due to cancel culture, British journalist Toby Young took the initiative to create a new group that seeks to defend free speech and give assistance to those people persecuted for their ideologies.

Wrecking a person’s life

Cancel culture is a term used to highlight the trend of people who attack a public figure to discredit their work, smear them, and disappear them from public life.

In other words, it is a way to censor speech.

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UNESCO: Put Climate Criminals on Trial

UNESCO’s 2019 climate-themed magazine includes an article titled Climate crimes must be brought to justice. It may as well have been called Off With Their Heads!

Writer Catriona McKinnon, a professor of political theory at the University of Exeter, thinks she’s the Queen of Hearts in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alternative perspectives shall not be tolerated. Non-compliance isn’t an option.

McKinnon wants to criminalize free speech. She wants to strip you and me of the right to determine our own destiny at the ballot box. Specifically, she wants to invent a new crime. The time has come, she says, to prosecute this crime.

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Iran Now Has the Highest Coronavirus Death Toll Outside of China, Threatening the Wider Middle East

Iran’s health ministry on Tuesday confirmed 15 deaths from the new coronavirus amid 95 cases in Iran, the most fatalities of any country outside of China.

Cases of the virus have now exceeded 80,000 worldwide, with about 2,700 deaths, the vast majority in China.

Amid accusations from within Iran of a government cover-up, it’s widely suspected that the number of cases and deaths are higher than officially reported.

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Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Tests Positive for Coronavirus After Looking Shaky and Unwell While He Played Down Outbreak’s Dangers — as Death Toll Rises to 16 and Cases Are Exported Around the Middle East

Iraj Harirchi was taken into quarantine just a day after insisting that Iran’s death toll was lower than feared in a sweaty appearance at a press conference.

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Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Confirms He Has Coronavirus After Saying Country Had Virus Contained

The deputy health minister of Iran announced that he has been infected with coronavirus and isolated himself after experiencing a fever. Iraj Harirchi posted the news via a video on his social media. This announcement comes shortly after Harirchi spoke at a press conference in which he downplayed the spread of the virus in Iran and said that mass quarantines were unnecessary.

Surrounding nations such as Afghanistan, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman recently reported their first new coronavirus cases. All the people who were infected were returning from Iran, according to The Guardian.

A flight departing from Tehran to Istanbul on Tuesday had a total of 17 passengers aboard who were reported to have higher than average temperatures, forcing Turkey to reroute the plane to its capital, Ankara.

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Namaste! 100,000 Indians Cram Into Stadium to Cheer Trump

President Trump may be even more popular in India than he is at home

Over a HUNDRED THOUSAND people crammed into a gigantic sports stadium in India Monday to give President Trump a Bollywood level greeting on his first state visit to the country.

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Outrageous! In India CNN’s Jim Acosta Grandstands, Attacks Trump: “I Think Our Record of Delivering the Truth is a Lot Better Than Yours” (Video)

CNN’s anti-Trump activist reporter Jim Acosta followed President Trump to India to grandstand and attempt to embarrass him during his historic visit.

CNN previously sent Acosta to Trump’s historic talks with Kim Jong Un where he screamed at the president.

CNN is OK with this behavior. CNN is a joke.

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Chinese Govt Sentences Swedish Bookseller Who Criticized CCP to 10 Years in Prison

BEIJING (AP) — A court in eastern China has sentenced a Swedish seller of books that took a skeptical look at the ruling Communist Party to 10 years in prison for “illegally providing intelligence overseas,” in a further sign of Beijing´s hard line toward its critics.

Gui Minhai first disappeared in 2015, when he was believed to have been abducted by Chinese agents from his seaside home in Thailand. He and four others who worked for the same Hong Kong publishing company all went missing at around the same time, only to turn up months later in police custody in mainland China.

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Coronavirus Live Updates: US Soldier Based in South Korea Tests Positive

South Korea reported a jump of 169 new cases, bringing the country’s total to 1,146 infected. It reported one additional death, bringing the total number of fatalities to 11.

Cruise operator Royal Caribbean says it has cancelled 30 cruises in Southeast Asia due to the outbreak, Reuters reported. It has also modified several itineraries in the region.

The coronavirus outbreak that’s shuttered commerce across China will likely become a global pandemic, a top U.S. health official said, adding that it’s just a matter of time before the outbreak starts spreading in the U.S.

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Researchers Find 61.5% of Coronavirus Patients With Severe Pneumonia Won’t Survive

Since the Wuhan coronavirus first appeared late last year, researchers have been studying it, though for the first month or so, only Chinese scientists had access to the data.

But now that China has shared its data with the world, research has been appearing more quickly, with more opportunities for peer review.

According to a study published in the Lancet on Friday, patients who are especially vulnerable to severe COVID-19 infections — a group that includes the very old, very young and those with co-occurring conditions — die at a higher rate from COVID-19 than they did from SARS and MERS.

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The ‘Wipe Out Humans to Save the Earth’ Insanity Now Being Babbled by ‘Elite Leftists’ Another Hint Coronavirus May Really be a Depopulation Weapon

As Flu-Like Illnesses Explode Across America, One Homeless Coronavirus Carrier Could Cause Havoc

As we had mentioned within our opening segment, Mike Adams points out in this must-read story as also heard in the final video at the bottom of this story just how ‘fortuitous’ this coronavirus outbreak could be for the globalists, allowing them to ‘kill many birds with one stone’. While the globalists depopulation agenda has long been called ‘conspiracy theory’, how many other leftists think just like Cambridge Professor Patricia MacCormack who just wrote a book about how ‘only human extinction can save the planet’?

Actually writing in her book that the only answer to ‘climate change’ would be for the human race to be wiped out, calls for MacCormack to be the first to volunteer for that honor have gone unanswered. Yet as Mike Adams points out in this story, such a sinister plan may be coming together perfectly for the globalists.

If the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) pandemic began from an “accidental” release, it sure was a happy accident for the globalists. Everything the pandemic is achieving just happens to perfectly fit the top priorities of the globalist agenda. Consider the following:

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Top Investor Asks for Advice on “Stockpiling Food”

Investor and Bedrock founder Geoff Lewis is asking for advice on stockpiling food in another illustration of how the spread of coronavirus is driving fears of shortages.

Lewis, who was an early investor in Lyft, surprised some when he asked Twitter users how to go about prepping for potential food supply interruptions.

“If one were hypothetically stockpiling four months of shelf stable food, what would folks recommend (optimizing for keto friendly)?” he asked.

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Australia Won’t Risk Mining Jobs, Economy to Reach UN Climate Goals

Australia’s conservative coalition government will put jobs and the economy ahead of any U.N. demands for it to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said Sunday.

Cormann said Australia’s government will work to set new long-term plans addressing greenhouse gas emissions ahead of yet another global climate summit in Glasgow year, however, it won’t pursue any net-zero emissions policies that hurt workers in key economic areas.

“If we make the wrong decisions, not only would we be harming the Australian economy, harming Australian workers, we would also be harming the global environment,” Cormann said in an interview on local outlet Sky News.

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Amid Italy Coronavirus Outbreak, Ideology-Driven Left Push Open Borders

Despite a sudden massive surge of cases of the Coronavirus in Italy over the weekend, a former minister is pushing his party to open the border to mass migration from Africa.

Former Italian interior minister Marco Minniti, a current MP for the left-wing Democratic Party who form the country’s coalition government, has suggested the party continue the process of scrapping the migration decrees enacted by populist former Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, Il Giornale reports.

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Greek Residents Clash With Police to Block Construction of New Invader Camps

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Clashes have broken out overnight on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios, where residents tried to prevent the arrival of riot police and excavating machines to be used to build migrant detention camps.

Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowds that gathered early Tuesday to try and prevent the ships from docking.

The government says it will move ahead with plans to build the new facilities on appropriated land and has promised to replace existing camps where conditions of severe overcrowding have worsened in recent months.

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ICE Subpoenas Liberal Oregon Cities Over “Dangerous Sanctuary Laws”

‘Sanctuary policies do not protect the public.’

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International Migrants Day

When the UN marked International Migrants Day on December 18, 2019, the theme was “social cohesion.” António Vitorino, director general of the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) wrote in an op-ed entitled “Social Cohesion: Recognizing Migration is a Benefit that Works for All”:

“This year on International Migrants Day, the IOM has chosen to focus on social cohesion, in recognition not just of migrants, but of the communities in which they can and do flourish…

“Too often, when we speak of migration, we debate whether it is good or bad, costs too much or pays out too little… But to view migration as an accounting practice is to reduce it… It is an evolving…yet integral part of our societies, enriching them in multiple, intangible ways…

“Today’s political climate is challenging; oftentimes migrants make for an easy scapegoat for all the ills of society, rather than one element of a cure…we need to constantly remind the international community of the reality — both historic and contemporary — that when well managed migration works, closed societies can become open, and political tensions fade away.”

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Trump Starts Implementing Ban on Welfare-Dependent Immigration to U.S.

President Trump’s administration on Monday started implementing the federal regulation geared toward stopping likely welfare-dependent legal immigrants from permanently resettling in the United States.

After the U.S. Supreme Court gave the green light for the regulation, the Trump administration has now begun applying what is known as the “Public Charge” rule — a rule whereby legal immigrants are less likely to secure a permanent residency in the U.S. if they have used any forms of welfare in the past, including any cash benefits for income maintenance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)— otherwise known as food stamps, Medicaid, and certain taxpayer-funded housing programs.

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Disney-Pixar Featuring First LGBT Character in ‘Onward’

The upcoming film “Onward,” which will be in theaters on March 6, will feature a self-identified lesbian heroine with a girlfriend, the first-ever animated LGBT character in the Disney-Pixar universe.

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They’d Let You Die Before They Admitted Diversity is Not Our Strength

“Identity politics trumped public health and not for the first time.”

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6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/25/2020

  1. “Michael Walsh delves into how America got off course and was derailed by this post-World War II school of though that originated in Europe.” And why is that? Because America was hungry to take in all the wrong people: Nazi and communist scientists alike, scholars, professors, etc. etc. etc., instead of raising their own. It’s the price America paid for rapid technological development. There’re always two sides to a coin and the fact that America didn’t realize this just show how young the country still is. You can’t bring in people of firm ideology beliefs and think they’re just gonna throw them overboard because you promised to spare their lives and let them work.
    Unless, of course, we go with the Illuminati notion where all of America was established for this greater goal and it’s all nicely planned out.
    I leave it up to you, whichever suits your world view better.

  2. Amazing that the Jerusalem Post demeans Pius XII while he gave gold to the Chief Rabbi of Rome to give to the Germans, as ransom, to save Italian-Jewish lives and even participated in a plan to assassinate Hitler. In contrast, German Lutherans founded a pro-Hitler church, though Pius worked with Rev. Bonhoeffer in saving prospectvie victims. Of course, Roosevelt, Churchill and DeGaulle said…nothing!

    JP, its anti-Catholic bigotry aside, got one point right: The gravest enemy to Faith, and to G_d, Himself, is the virus of Marxist tyranny within its culture of Death.

    • Lets not turn this into a Catholic vs Protestant thing, I know you were just responding but it could just as easily be argued that because a disproportionate number of Nazi leaders were raised Catholic the Protestants are less responsible, and of course there is reichskonkordat to consider.

      The point is neither can be held collectively responsible for the actions of madmen.

  3. Further to the started this month, the British Free Speech Union after that journalist Toby Young lost a number of jobs as the “cancel culture” exerted its censuring censorship controls.
    https://reclaimthenet.org/free-speech-union/

    The website,
    https://freespeechunion.org/
    A ten minute video, released 9th February 2020.
    Giving the purpose, the ways to counter, and his experience of how he was “canceled” and others who were “no platformed” by “thought police” and being “checked for thinking”.
    “Free speech being the bulwark against the abuse of power”.
    “One can not appease the enemies of free speech”
    Links to other Related Organisations

    Individually ones can be picked off by the packs of “cancel culture” but together, with support, can withstand and counter their onslaught.

    Whether the “Union” concept works remains to be seen, and + fee, as it maybe like herding cats, with as free speech people are of such disparate causes, but it is easy to hang one, but much more difficult to hang a group of people that support each other.

    Even gathering knowledge, data, that can be used by individuals to support themselves is better than nothing.
    Knowledge makes power, and can be used more effectively.

    On that note, thanks to Baron & Dymphna, with bringing some of that knowledge, experience, and values, with their work and writings.

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