Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/27/2020

The number of cases of the Wuhan Coronavirus in South Korea has risen above 2,000, and Italy reported its 17th death from the disease. Meanwhile, the Japanese prime minister asked all schools to close as part of the effort to limit the contagion. Also, the first coronavirus case has been reported in Nigeria.

In other news, former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has been sentenced in a Federal court to three years in prison for corruption.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Stock Market Live Updates: Dow Drops 1190 Points Amid Coronavirus Fears, S&P 500 Sees Fastest Correction in History
 
USA
» “If Anything Were to Happen to Me and My Safety Ilhan Omar and Her Team Will be Responsible” — Somali Activist Receives Threats After Reporting on Ilhan Omar’s Marriage to Brother
» California Coronavirus Patient Went to Hospital Last Week But Was Not Tested by CDC Despite Requests From Local Health Officials
» California is Monitoring at Least 8,400 People for the Coronavirus
» Caught on Video: Black-Masked Syracuse Protesters ‘Blocking Traffic’
» Emily Compagno Says Trump Campaign Made This Statement With Lawsuit Against NY Times
» Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Sentenced in Federal Court
» Greenwald: Deep State Election Interference More Dangerous Than Russian Meddling
» ‘I Hate White People’: Black Woman Tells Portland Mom She Attacked Her Because She’s White
» Idaho Students Demand Starbucks Offer ‘Free’ Vegan Milk That ‘Doesn’t Support Animal Abuse’
» In New Ad Mike Bloomberg Claims He Led New York City Through 9-11 (Video)
» Journalist Labeled Racist for Mocking Indian Reporter During White House Press Conference
» Justice Dept. Charges Professor With Hiding Ties to China
» Lying Mainstream Press Pushes Narrative That Trump Offered Assange a Pardon if He Cleared Russian Allegations
» Man Who Tortured Toddler to Death Avoids Death Sentence Because of “Racist” Juror
» Milwaukee Mass Shooter is a Black Elizabeth Warren Supporter
» New York Times Ripped for Column Saying Coronavirus Should be Called ‘Trumpvirus’
» Officer Body Cameras ‘Go Dark’ As Innocent Family Beaten, But the Dashcam Caught it All
» Ohio Health Officials Have Asked 175 Travelers to Self-Quarantine to Stop Spread of Potential COVID-19 Coronavirus
» Our Corrupt Main Stream Media in America
» Pure Marxism: Reddit Purges Moderators on Pro-Trump “The Donald” Page and Offers a List of Acceptable “Approved and Vetted” Candidates to Replace Them
» Really Big News About the Coronavirus in the United States Just Dropped
» The Village People to Fans Enraged at Trump Using Their Music: ‘Everyone is Entitled to Do the Ymca Dance’
» The Waco Siege: What Happened When the Feds Laid Siege to the Branch Davidian Compound
» US Intelligence Analyst Leaked Classified Defense Info to His CNBC Lover
» Vanderbilt Oligarch Heir Anderson Cooper Worked at CIA in College
» Video: Bloomberg Claims Americans Are ‘22 Times More Likely to Get Killed” if They Have a Gun at Home
 
Canada
» “Indigenous” BC Blockade Leader Exposed as American
» Canadian Premier Claims Anti-Pipeline Railway Blockaders Armed With AK-47 Rifles
» Canadian Farmers Losing $63 Million a Week Due to Ongoing Rail Blockades
» Canadians Have Been Footing Prince Harry and Meghan’s Security Bill Since November
» CN Rail Train Collides With Tyendinaga Protestors’ Wooden Blockade
» Environmentalist Protesters Attempt to Derail Train
» Manitoba Human Rights Commission Decision Protects Pedophile Fired by University
» Trudeau Minister Says Government Will Regulate Online Media, Again
» Vandals Spray-Paint ‘KKKanada’ And ‘F**k RCMP’ on Statue and Buildings
 
Europe and the EU
» Coronavirus Updates: Italy Reports 650 Cases and 17 Deaths
» Demolition Company Employee Accused of Providing Swedish Gangs With Explosives
» Hungary: House Speaker Kövér: EU May be Over by 2030
» UK Prepares for EU Brexit Deal Negotiations: Legally Separate and Will Walk Away if Necessary
» UK: Cyclist Who Crashed Into ‘Phone Zombie’ Yoga Teacher When She Stepped Into Road Looking at Her Mobile is Left With £60,000 Legal Bill Despite Judge Ruling They Were Both to Blame
» UK: Convicted Acid Attacker Who Murdered Mother of Three Launches Jihadist Terror Attack at Prison Guards
» UK: Judge Refuses to Let Assange Leave Secure Dock in Courtroom
 
Balkans
» Poland Backs EU Enlargement of Western Balkans
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Would Sanders, Bloomberg or Warren Move the US Embassy Back to Tel Aviv?
 
South Asia
» In Delhi, Fanatic Muslims Incited the Riots and Fallen Victim of it
 
Far East
» 1981 Dean Koontz Novel Predicted Virus Outbreak Originating in Wuhan
» Coronavirus Panic: Some Store Shelves Empty in UK, Australia, Czech Republic & South Korea
» Coronavirus Live Updates: South Korean Boy Band BTS Cancels Concerts as Cases Cross 2,000
» Dick Pound Says the Fate of the Tokyo Olympics is Largely Out of the IOC’s Hands
» Disney Cut a Kissing Scene From Its $200million Mulan Remake After Its Beijing Office Said it ‘Doesn’t Feel Right to the Chinese People’, Director Reveals
» Japanese Prime Minister Orders the Closure of All Schools in the Country for a Month in a Bid to Halt the Spread of Coronavirus
» Japanese Tour Bus Worker Who Recovered From Coronavirus Tests Positive for it Again
» PM Abe Asks All of Japan Schools to Close Over Coronavirus
» Scientists Discover HIV-Like “Mutation” Which Makes Coronavirus Extremely Infectious
 
Australia — Pacific
» Huge Coronavirus Scare in Melbourne as a Chinese Man, 24, Escapes Quarantine and Turns Up at Court — and Even His Lawyer Wouldn’t Shake His Hand
» Jacinda’s Broken Promises: New Zealand PM is Loved on the Global Stage But She’s Never as Unpopular Back Home — as Experts Brand Her ‘Show Pony Who is Not Delivering’
» New Genus of Australian Lion Discovered in Queensland’s Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site
» Terrifying Prediction Coronavirus Could Hit Australia Worse Than China Due to Our Ageing Population — as Nursing Homes Brace for ‘End of Life Planning’ And the Outbreak Outpaces SARS and Ebola
» ‘The World Made a Massive Mistake… Animals Are Dying’: Furious Nurse Calls Out Boss of Wires for Releasing Just $7million of the $60million Donated — and Keeping the Rest for ‘Research’
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigeria Confirms First Case of Coronavirus — Health Ministry
 
Immigration
» Authorities Catch 76 Invaders in Two Days in North Macedonia
» Bloomberg: Give 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants a Path to Citizenship — ‘Staple a Green Card on Every Degree’
» Church in Swedish ‘No-Go Zone’ Set on Fire
» Czech Republic to Provide 5.3 Million Euros to Combat Illegal Migration
» Danish Mother Tells How Her Teenage Son Was Beaten Into a Coma by Gang of Migrants
» Despite Coronavirus Outbreak, Leftists Want Open Borders for Migrants
» Georgetown Official: Illegal Immigrants Are ‘Freedom Fighters’
» Greek Islanders: Invaders Out! 60 Injured in Wednesday’s Riots
» Migrant Men Sentenced for ‘Truly Appalling’ Gang Rape in Farnham, England
» Turkey Opens Border Gates With Europe After Deadly Attack in Syria
 
Culture Wars
» Diversity Org Admits Gays, Minorities Hugely Overrepresented in UK Television
» Open Your Mouth and Speak While You Still Can
» Rapper Zuby Suspended by Twitter for Tweeting “OK Dude” To a Transgender Activist
» Sexual Orientation, UK: 2017
» Students Stage Sit in After Oklahoma Professor Quotes Historical Document Containing N-Word
» The News You Won’t Believe
 
General
» Breaking: Gavin McInnes Kicked Out of CPAC
 

Stock Market Live Updates: Dow Drops 1190 Points Amid Coronavirus Fears, S&P 500 Sees Fastest Correction in History

Global financial markets plunged for the sixth consecutive day on Thursday, with coronavirus fears shaving over 1,100 points off the Dow (^DJI) — its biggest in history — and sending the S&P 500 (^GSPC) swooning to its fastest-ever correction.

“Global markets were down $1.83 trillion today, with the U.S. down $1.33 trillion,” S&P Dow Jones’ Howard Silverblatt said in an email. He added that over the past six days, global markets erased $6 trillion in wealth with U.S. markets losing $4 trillion.

Investors took fright amid the first coronavirus case in the U.S. involving a person who didn’t travel to an infected country and didn’t knowingly interact with someone who did. Meanwhile, California’s governor said the state is monitoring more than 8,400 people who could possibly have the virus.

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

“If Anything Were to Happen to Me and My Safety Ilhan Omar and Her Team Will be Responsible” — Somali Activist Receives Threats After Reporting on Ilhan Omar’s Marriage to Brother

Abdi Nur is a Somali American reporter in the Twin Cities. In 2016 Nur started reporting on Ilhan Omar and her controversial past. David Steinberg and Scott Johnson at Powerline both used Abdi as a source for their reports on Ilhan Omar.

Last week The Daily Mail reported on Ilhan Omar’s marriage to her brother. Abdi Nur was their source.

Now Abdi is receiving threats.

On Wednesday Abdi Nur posted his concerns for his safety on Facebook.

Nur is convinced if something happens to him it will lead back to Ilhan Omar.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

California Coronavirus Patient Went to Hospital Last Week But Was Not Tested by CDC Despite Requests From Local Health Officials

A person in northern California who has not traveled internationally recently came down with coronavirus this week. The patient did not have contact with any known people with coronavirus.

Doctors do not know how he caught the virus or from whom.

And now this — The patient was sent home last week after he went to the hospital. And the CDC refused requests to check him for coronavirus despite requests from local health officials.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

California is Monitoring at Least 8,400 People for the Coronavirus

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday that 33 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and the state is currently monitoring at least 8,400 others —a day after U.S. health officials confirmed the first possible community transmission of the coronavirus in a Solano County resident.

“This is a fluid situation right now and I want to emphaize the risk to the American public remains low,” said Dr. Sonia Y. Angell, California Department of Public Health Director and State Health Officer during a press conference. “There have been a limited number of confirmed cases to date.”

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

Caught on Video: Black-Masked Syracuse Protesters ‘Blocking Traffic’

Leftist protesters at Syracuse University blocked off at least two city blocks Wednesday night in what is the latest development in the months-long standoff between the school administration and protesters who have named their movement “Not Again SU,” a reference to a string of reported racist and anti-semitic incidents on campus.

Syracuse.com reported Wednesday that 100 students, faculty, and other leftists protesters took to the streets of Syracuse, New York, near the university campus, and staged a sit-in, blocking and holding up traffic for at least two city blocks. Protesters chanted, some of whom wore black masks, chanted, “No justice! No peace! No racist police!” and “SU puts the ‘S’ in White Supremacy.”

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

Emily Compagno Says Trump Campaign Made This Statement With Lawsuit Against NY Times

The Trump reelection campaign’s libel lawsuit against The New York Times is the president’s way of punching back against media bias, “The Five” hosts said Thursday.

Co-host and attorney Emily Compagno said the lawsuit makes a statement and sends a clear message to the mainstream media.

“It’s the statement this makes,” Compagno said, “which is the president saying ‘I’m sick of this…and guess what, I have endless bankroll for this so you guys can use your bank to try to defend it.’“

The lawsuit argued that the newspaper’s March 27, 2019 op-ed titled “The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo” amounted to a knowingly false smear intended to “improperly influence the presidential election in November 2020.”

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

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Sentenced in Federal Court

BALTIMORE — A federal judge sentenced former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to three years in prison on fraud and tax evasion charges.

Pugh, 69, was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison and three years of probation for using fraudulent book sales to funnel illegal donations to her campaign and evade taxes. Pugh will report to prison in April.

The judge also ordered Pugh to pay $411,948 in restitution and to forfeit $669,688, including property on Ellamont Road in Baltimore and $17,800 from the Committee to Re-elect Catherine Pugh.

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

Greenwald: Deep State Election Interference More Dangerous Than Russian Meddling

Domestic election meddling ‘infinitely more threatening to democracy’ than Russian mischief on social media.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘I Hate White People’: Black Woman Tells Portland Mom She Attacked Her Because She’s White

A black woman allegedly attacked a mother in front of her family on a bus in Portland last month and told her victim that she attacked her “because you’re white and I hate white people.”

I wonder why the national media is ignoring this story?

They had plenty of time to report about a black girl allegedly getting her dreadlocks snipped by a group of (non-existent) white kids!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Idaho Students Demand Starbucks Offer ‘Free’ Vegan Milk That ‘Doesn’t Support Animal Abuse’

Students from the University of Idaho staged a sit-in at a local Starbucks Wednesday, protesting the coffee chain for “penalizing” people who want non-dairy milk options.

The sponsoring organization, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), cheered the students as they filled the coffee house.

Sit-in leader and Local Herbivore President Kaylee Carr spoke with Campus Reform, saying that “wanted to peacefully raise awareness about the fact that Starbucks is penalizing people for choosing a healthier drink option that doesn’t support animal abuse and is better for the environment by charging extra for plant-based milk options.”

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

In New Ad Mike Bloomberg Claims He Led New York City Through 9-11 (Video)

This one takes the cake! A new Mike Bloomberg ad falsely claims he led New York City through 9-11.

Even though the attacks took place before his time in office in 2002. And it isn’t just an ad mistake as Bloomberg himself says it!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Journalist Labeled Racist for Mocking Indian Reporter During White House Press Conference

A New York Post journalist who once wrote about casual racism being widespread was caught on camera mocking an Indian reporter behind his back during a White House press conference.

The clip shows Ebony Bowden pulling strange faces and asking another journalist sat next to her “who is this guy?” as the Indian expresses his best wishes that the Trump administration will “keep America safe” from coronavirus.

Bowden then appears to look at another journalist to her right and bursts out in laughter before shaking her head.

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

Justice Dept. Charges Professor With Hiding Ties to China

WASHINGTON (AP) — A professor at the University of Tennessee has been arrested on charges that he hid his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal government, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Anming Hu, an associate professor in the department of mechanical, aerospace and biomedical engineering at the university’s flagship Knoxville campus, was charged with three counts of wire fraud and three counts of making false statements.

After the indictment was announced, the university said Hu had been suspended and that school officials had cooperated.

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

Lying Mainstream Press Pushes Narrative That Trump Offered Assange a Pardon if He Cleared Russian Allegations

The lying, mainstream press this week ran wild with a claim made by Julian Assange’s lawyer that U.S. President Donald Trump offered the WikiLeaks founder a pardon if he denied that Russia had any involvement in the leaked emails of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

The London court on Wednesday heard a statement read by Assange’s lawyer Edward Fitzgerald which claimed that Trump had made a pardon offer to the WikiLeaks founder via former California Republican lawmaker Dana Rohrabacher, Reuters reports.

Rohrabacher has completely denied the claim he carried out orders on behalf of Trump to offer Assange a deal for a pardon, stating that he never even spoke to the president about such an offer.

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

Man Who Tortured Toddler to Death Avoids Death Sentence Because of “Racist” Juror

A man who tortured his 2-year-old daughter to death had his own death sentence scrapped after it was revealed that a “racist” juror had agreed with a statement that black people were “more violent than other races.”

Glenara Bates’ 2016 death was ruled to have been caused by blunt force trauma and starvation after her father Glen Bates beat her viciously with a belt and made her sleep on the bathroom floor.

The toddler was found to have scars, bruises and other injuries covering her entire body.

Bates initially received the death penalty, but the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that he’d been unfairly tried because one of the jurors had previously agreed with a “racist” statement online.

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

Milwaukee Mass Shooter is a Black Elizabeth Warren Supporter

The Milwaukee man who killed five co-workers at a beer company’s corporate office is a black Elizabeth Warren supporter, providing a clue as to why the mass shooting disappeared from the discussion so quickly.

51-year-old Anthony Ferrill showed up at the MillerCoors facility from where he had been fired earlier in the day wearing his uniform and carrying a silenced gun.

He proceeded to gun down five colleagues before turning the weapon on himself.

It subsequently emerged that Ferrill was an African-American Elizabeth Warren supporter (presuming that Ferrill shared the same political beliefs as his wife, who took a selfie with Warren at a rally last year).

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

New York Times Ripped for Column Saying Coronavirus Should be Called ‘Trumpvirus’

The New York Times was widely mocked on Thursday over an op-ed column that criticized the White House response to the coronavirus outbreak by declaring that the ailment should be referred to as “Trumpvirus.”

The piece by columnist Gail Collins was headlined, “Let’s Call It Trumpvirus,” and declared that “if you’re feeling awful, you know who to blame.”

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

Officer Body Cameras ‘Go Dark’ As Innocent Family Beaten, But the Dashcam Caught it All

Last August, Sammie Anderson made the mistake of contacting the police to help break up an argument between her two sons. By the time police arrived, however, the argument was over. But this did not prevent the responding officers from escalating the situation.

“I wanted them to come out and be the mediator. The boys never fought, but I wanted them to come out and be there to make sure that they could help diffuse the argument,” explained Anderson. “But by the time police got there, there was no argument, it was totally quiet.”

When police responded, officers tackled Mrs. Anderson and then tasered one of her sons. The son who was tasered appeared to be entirely compliant with the orders given to him to lie on the ground. He was not a threat.

As the video shows, when police arrived, the scene was quiet and there was no disturbance. However, when officers Patrick Krekel, Bryan Scott-Lee, Courie Bryant, Kendall McGill, Ryan Money and Larry Walker arrived, the scene quickly descended into chaos.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ohio Health Officials Have Asked 175 Travelers to Self-Quarantine to Stop Spread of Potential COVID-19 Coronavirus

Public health officials have asked roughly 175 people who have arrived in Ohio from China to self-quarantine for 14 days to prevent the potential spread of the new coronavirus, Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton said.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Our Corrupt Main Stream Media in America

Unfortunately, as we head into the 21st century, as a citizen-journalist, I find our leaders lie, our media covers-up and top national news services serve us a line of balderdash. Powerful forces, loaded with money, keep the American people in the dark.

One of my journalist friends, Kathleene Parker of New Mexico, said, “We have a corrupt media—I’m working on a piece for Progressive on how and why—that buried population growth issue for 30 years, and it’s a clear, there is an ORGANIZED effort by media to brainwash us into believing population is “no longer” a problem. As if another 100 million people added to America is not a problem! CBS in the Morning even had a jackass on who had written a book about the “dangers” of a U.S. population implosion due to a lack of births. As if 330 million people isn’t enough of us!

“How far up his butt is his head not to notice what’s happening around him? Now, we’re helpless as media brainwashes the public, something I’ve encountered personally by people arguing with me that “we aren’t growing.” How can we compete against media—all media. Newspapers are already headlining a possible slowing growth rate in the census, never mind the real numbers…

The greatest lie: the 1965 Immigration Reform Act continues to pour 1.2 million legal immigrants into this country, annually, but it’s overloading and overwhelming us. But no matter how snarled our cities or how much air pollution, and worse, contamination of the air, land and water—MSM will not report the facts. And more than that, as Ms. Parker said, we’re kept in the dark as to the fact that we’re about to add 110 million more people to our country—that will destroy our ability to sustain ourselves with water, food and energy.

Along with that, the MSM refuses to report on chain-migration, 50,000 diversity visas annually and 300,000 anchor babies at we foot their bills. Notice they never go after any of the Senators or House Members as to what’s really happening to our country.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Pure Marxism: Reddit Purges Moderators on Pro-Trump “The Donald” Page and Offers a List of Acceptable “Approved and Vetted” Candidates to Replace Them

Last June Reddit quarantined the LARGEST Pro-Trump forum online today — just as election season begins. Reddit refused to allow clever memes and pro-Trump discussion! Not on their platform!

It was too damaging to Democrats.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Really Big News About the Coronavirus in the United States Just Dropped

The CDC has announced that there is a newly confirmed coronavirus case in northern California, and authorities have no idea how the victim was exposed to the virus. This particular individual had not traveled to a foreign country lately and also had not had any contact with a known infected patient. In other words, it appears that this individual was infected by someone that the CDC does not know about yet. As soon as this news dropped, financial markets started freaking out and there was an explosion of speculation on social media. Have the efforts to contain the coronavirus in the United States failed? And if people are going this crazy even though not a single American has died from this virus yet, what is going to happen if people start dropping dead in the streets?

The global tipping point we have been waiting for has now arrived. The number of new coronavirus cases outside of China is now surpassing the number of new coronavirus cases being reported inside China each day, and this virus continues to pop up in even more countries. On Wednesday alone, Norway, Greece, Romania, North Macedonia, Pakistan and Brazil all reported their very first cases. In fact, the case in Brazil was the very first to be reported in all of South America.

But most Americans don’t care too much about what is going on in the rest of the world. What they do care about is what is happening within our own borders, and a lot of people are extremely concerned that there is now a confirmed case of “unknown” origin in northern California…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Village People to Fans Enraged at Trump Using Their Music: ‘Everyone is Entitled to Do the Ymca Dance’

Every now and then we see a “Musician Condemns Republican for Using Music at Rally” story. It’s the same thing every time: Some GOP politician will use a popular song to entertain a crowd, legally and above board, and the musician who originally performed the song will panic that anybody might think they like the Republicans. The musician blasts out an angry tweet and/or press release, all the “news” outlets cover it without noting that the Republican used the song legally, and the musician signals his or her virtue to avoid getting #cancelled. Almost always, the musician hasn’t had a hit in years and should be glad for the publicity. It’s all very boring by this point.

That’s why today I doff my cowboy hat, my Indian headdress, and my motorcycle cop helmet to disco legends the Village People for telling the plain, simple, boring truth.

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

The Waco Siege: What Happened When the Feds Laid Siege to the Branch Davidian Compound

The siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, is an important event in American history because it directly led to one of the biggest terrorist attacks on American soil — the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building. It’s not necessary to defend this act of terrorism to understand why the entire freedom movement of the time was so incensed by it. Indeed, it stood as a symbol of federal overreach and the corruption of the Clinton Administration. It’s important to separate fact from fiction when it comes to the siege of Waco, just as it is important to do so with the siege of Ruby Ridge or the attack on the American consolate in Benghazi. With every event, it is important to stick to the facts and what can be extrapolated from them to make the strongest argument about what went wrong and why, and what could be done differently in the future.

Tomorrow is the anniversary of when Waco started (Feb 28th) so I figured it would be worth revisiting now.

           — Hat tip: AA [Return to headlines]
 

US Intelligence Analyst Leaked Classified Defense Info to His CNBC Lover

An employee of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) pleaded guilty Thursday to charges related to his disclosure of classified national defense information (NDI) to two journalists in 2018 and 2019.

Henry Kyle Frese, a Pentagon counter-terrorism analyst is accused of leaking classified documents related to North Korea and China to CNBC’s Amanda Macias and another reporter from a CNBC affiliated news organization.

Macias was Frese’s paramour, according to court documents and social media posts. Matthew Keys was the first to identify Macias as “Journalist 1” in Justice Department reports and statement and MSNBCs’ Courtney Kube is the other

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Vanderbilt Oligarch Heir Anderson Cooper Worked at CIA in College

CNN and 60 Minutes host Anderson Cooper, who red-baited Bernie Sanders over old comments praising Fidel Castro’s literacy program, worked in CIA headquarters for two summers.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Video: Bloomberg Claims Americans Are ‘22 Times More Likely to Get Killed” if They Have a Gun at Home

Pushes for gun control “at federal level”

Democratic Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg made several dubious claims during a CNN townhall on Wednesday night, in an effort to push an extreme gun control agenda he has long sought to implement.

Without citing any specific statistics or studies, Bloomberg, who is surrounded 24/7 by armed guards, claimed that Americans are much more at risk of injury and death if they keep a gun at home.

“You don’t want to have guns. If you have a gun in your house you’re something like 22 times as likely to get killed with a gun.” Bloomberg claimed.

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

“Indigenous” BC Blockade Leader Exposed as American

An “indigenous” protester organizing blockades in British Columbia was exposed as an American by Global News.

US-born Natalie Knight was a lead organizer in staging a blockadeof BC Attorney General David Eby’s office on February 13.

“We are indigenous people, we have lived on this land for a very long time,” Knight proclaimed.

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

Canadian Premier Claims Anti-Pipeline Railway Blockaders Armed With AK-47 Rifles

The Premier of Canada’s French-speaking province of Quebec has claimed that anti-pipeline blockaders in Kahnawake are armed with AK-47 rifles, as their protests continue to cripple the Canadian rail system.

Premier Francois Legault, leader of the populist-conservative Coalition Avenir Québec(CAQ), told Canadian media that members of the Mohawk First Nation were armed with Kalashnikov rifles and that he has limited police ability to remove rail blockades, broadcaster CTV reports.

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

Canadian Farmers Losing $63 Million a Week Due to Ongoing Rail Blockades

Meat and grain supply chains are being held up by the rail blockades across Canada and storage capacity is becoming a big problem. Propane and feed transportation is also being disrupted, which paired with lost sales is costing producers millions.

According to the Financial Post, shipments of grain to Canadian ports are down by 1.2 million tonnes. The worst of the losses have occurred this month after blockades were started in opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline construction in northern BC.

Mark Hemmes, the president of Quorum Corp. noted that in the past month, grain deliveries to ships have dropped by around 560,000 tonnes as they are unable to reach their destination due to the barriers.

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

Canadians Have Been Footing Prince Harry and Meghan’s Security Bill Since November

Canadians have been paying for security for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex since November — but will be stopping in the “coming weeks,” according to Public Safety Minister Bill Blair.

“As the Duke and Duchess are currently recognized as Internationally Protected Persons, Canada has an obligation to provide security assistance on an as-needed basis,” said a statement from Public Safety Minister Bill Blair’s office.

“At the request of the Metropolitan Police, the RCMP has been providing assistance to the Met since the arrival of the Duke and Duchess to Canada intermittently since November 2019. The assistance will cease in the coming weeks, in keeping with their change in status.”

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

CN Rail Train Collides With Tyendinaga Protestors’ Wooden Blockade

On Wednesday, a Canadian National Railway train collided with wooden logs and pallets while travelling across tracks near a highway 49 overpass. The obstructions were placed there by a second protest group of Tyendinaga Mohawk demonstrators, according to the Ottawa Citizen.

The protestors could be seen carrying different debris to the tracks where a burning tire was placed on Monday. The OPP showed up to the scene to attempt to get the situation under control.

It is still unknown whether any of the protestors involved in the second camp were charged or taken into custody by police.

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

Environmentalist Protesters Attempt to Derail Train

Shocking video out of Ontario, Canada shows left-wing environmentalist protesters attempt to derail and then set fire to a train.

Members of the Mohawk First Nation, who are engaging in rail blockades in an effort to stop the construction of a pipeline, were filmed standing in front of a train before pelting it with rocks and then laying thick tree branches on the tracks.

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

Manitoba Human Rights Commission Decision Protects Pedophile Fired by University

The Manitoba Human Rights Commission has rejected the University of Manitoba’s application to dismiss a discrimination complaint filed by a former employee who is a convicted pedophile.

The man, identified as A.B., claims the university “discriminated” against him by firing him after discovering he has a criminal record for sexually abusing two children and producing child pornography in 2007.

A.B. was jailed and received a lifetime ban from having contact with kids under the age of 14 or being in a public place where young children would be present.

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

Trudeau Minister Says Government Will Regulate Online Media, Again

Trudeau’s Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault said on Monday that he would introduce a bill that will follow the recommendations for the registration of internet news sites, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.

This comes despite Guilbeault backtracking earlier this year, saying that he would not license news outlets after a CTV interview where he said he would. Now, Guilbeault is trying to do the same thing, again.

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Vandals Spray-Paint ‘KKKanada’ And ‘F**k RCMP’ on Statue and Buildings

Vandals have spray-painted several buildings in Winnipeg during Tuesday night. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the local RCMP Headquarters and Liberal MP Dan Vandal’s office. All of the messages were pointed towards the ongoing protests of the proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline.

Liberal MP Dan Vandal’s office had the phrases “Stolen land,” “Shut down KKKanada” and “land back” all written in graffiti .

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Coronavirus Updates: Italy Reports 650 Cases and 17 Deaths

Updated at 3:45 p.m. ET

Italy’s number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases spiked by more than 50% in just 24 hours and now stands at 650, the Italian Ministry of Health says, adding that 17 people have died from the respiratory virus. More than 400 of the cases are in the hard-hit Lombardy region, where some towns are under a lockdown.

Nearly 250 of the people who were infected are currently in the hospital, including 56 patients who are in intensive care, the Italian ministry says, citing a Thursday afternoon update from Angelo Borrelli, commissioner for the coronavirus emergency. Another 284 people who have been infected are in home isolation to try to stop the coronavirus from spreading further.

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Demolition Company Employee Accused of Providing Swedish Gangs With Explosives

An employee of a demolition company in the Swedish county of Östergötland has been charged after police suspect he may have been selling explosive materials to gang members.

The unidentified man was arrested last year along with a known member of one if Gothenburg’s violent criminal gangs, with both being under the influence of drugs at the time of their arrest, broadcaster Sveriges Radio reports.

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Hungary: House Speaker Kövér: EU May be Over by 2030

Laszló Kövér, Speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly, talked to Katolikus Radió (Catholic Radio) on Wednesday, when he said he would not dare to bet a great amount that the European Union will still exist in 2030.

Kövér said there are two sides that cannot be compromised which are clashing, with those who think that there can be a democracy based on unlimited freedom on one side, and those who think that democracy can only be based on the balance between order and freedom on the other side.

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UK Prepares for EU Brexit Deal Negotiations: Legally Separate and Will Walk Away if Necessary

The British government has published its positions for the post-Brexit trade negotiations due to begin with the European Union next week, placing itself on a clearly divergent path from Brussels on the kind of deal envisioned, and the terms it might be struck under.

The full extent of the gulf between expectations from the British and European negotiating teams emerged Thursday when the British counterpart to the European negotiating principles document was published. The divergences are visible in several clear areas, from the British government looking for a Canadian type straightforward trade deal, for Britain to not be tied into European Union laws in perpetuity, and for the decision to be made quickly, all of which Brussels claims is impossible.

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UK: Cyclist Who Crashed Into ‘Phone Zombie’ Yoga Teacher When She Stepped Into Road Looking at Her Mobile is Left With £60,000 Legal Bill Despite Judge Ruling They Were Both to Blame

A cyclist who knocked over a ‘phone zombie’ yoga teacher after she stepped into the road while staring at her mobile has been left with a £60,000 court bill — despite a judge ruling they were equally to blame.

Garden designer Robert Hazeldean was going home from work in central London when he collided with pedestrian Gemma Brushett, 28, as she crossed a road near London Bridge, leaving them both unconscious.

A judge later found the pair ‘equally to blame’ for the accident because Ms Brushett was looking at her phone, but awarded her £4,161.79 in damages because she was the only one to launch a court claim.

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UK: Convicted Acid Attacker Who Murdered Mother of Three Launches Jihadist Terror Attack at Prison Guards

Xeneral Imiuru, a 20-year-old man who convicted of murdering a nurse and mother of three with “industrial strength” acid, launched a terror attack on workers at Winchester Prison from his segregated cell last Thursday.

After being locked up for his heinous crimes in 2018, Imiuru reportedly became radicalized as he became close to jihadist prisoners. During the early hours of Thursday morning, he apparently faked his suicide in an attempt to lure unsuspecting officers into his cell. When the guards arrived to check on him, he lunged at them with a sharpened instrument, The Telegraph reports.

Luckily, no staff members were injured during the attack.

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UK: Judge Refuses to Let Assange Leave Secure Dock in Courtroom

LONDON (AP) — A British judge refused Thursday to let WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange move from a glass-enclosed dock and sit with his lawyers during a London court hearing on whether he should be extradited to the United States.

Assange complained of struggling to hear and concentrate during the first four days of the hearing at London’s high-security Woolwich Crown Court. He also said he cannot easily communicate with his legal team from the secure defendants’ dock at the back of the courtroom.

His lawyers described Assange a “vulnerable person” who has suffered from depression. But District Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who is presiding over the extradition hearing, denied the request for a different seating plan.

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Poland Backs EU Enlargement of Western Balkans

Written by Remix News

Poland’s minister for European Affairs hopes the EU will begin accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania in March

Poland hopes that the impasse which led to negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania about joining the European Union can be lifted in March, said Konrad Szymanski, Poland’s minister for European Affairs.

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Would Sanders, Bloomberg or Warren Move the US Embassy Back to Tel Aviv?

“What I happen to believe is that right now — sadly, tragically, in Israel, through Bibi Netanyahu — you have a reactionary racist who is now running that country,” Sanders said.

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In Delhi, Fanatic Muslims Incited the Riots and Fallen Victim of it

27 die including a Police Head Constable and IB Official as clashes and arson scorch north-east Delhi. Anti-CAA and Pro-CAA fights turned as Hindu-Muslim Riot in Delhi. Hundreds injured.

UPDATE FROM TOI (27 Feb 2020):: TOLL SOARS TO 27 EVEN AS VIOLENCE EBBS.

‘From an unsupported leak it comes to know out of 27 killed, seven are Hindus and rest twenty Muslims. One Intelligence Police was also killed.’

Sujata Singh | HENB | Delhi | Feb 25, 2020:: The CAA supporters were shouting Bharat Mata ki Jai. Azad Hinduthan Zindabad, Jai Shri Ram. Modi Amit Shah Aage Bado, Hum Tumhare Saath hai. CAA ke saath UCC Chalu karo.

On the other hand the Anti-CAA protestors were shouting, Humara Tumhara Rista kya- La Illaha Illha, Narake Taqbir- Allah ho Akbar, Hum kya chate hai — Azadi, Chinke lege Azadi- Jinnahwali Azadi, CAA Murdabad- Modi Amit Shah Murdanad.

From the color of the slogans in Delhi riot, many thing can be guessed for coming days.

A wide swathe of north-east Delhi’s ‘mini-Pakistan’ — from Jafrabad to Chand Bagh and Karawal Nagar — was wracked by communal riots and incidents of rampant vandalism on Monday as anti- and pro-CAA groups clashed for over seven hours. The Anti-CAA and Pro-CAA fights has been turned as Hindu-Muslim Riot in Delhi.

It left fires burning in the streets — which were littered with stones, bricks and glass — with smoke scarring the landscape.

Stone-pelting, firing and arson left one policeman and four others dead while over 60 were injured. These include two dozen cops, including a DCP, passersby and rioters…

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1981 Dean Koontz Novel Predicted Virus Outbreak Originating in Wuhan

A fictional plot from a 1981 Dean Koontz novel predicted that a virus originating in Wuhan would cause a global biological pandemic, but despite the creepy similarities to real life, Snopes soon concluded after an “investigation” that the parallels were “mostly false.”

In his thriller The Eyes of Darkness, the best-selling author describes a man-made bioweapon created at a research center in Wuhan, China that is developed “to wipe out a city or a country.”

“They call the stuff ‘Wuhan-400’ because it was developed at their RDNA labs outside the city of Wuhan,” a character says in the novel.

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Coronavirus Panic: Some Store Shelves Empty in UK, Australia, Czech Republic & South Korea

Some store shelves in the UK, Australia, the Czech Republic and South Korea are beginning to empty as coronavirus panic buying increases and people begin to hoard products.

As we previously highlighted, Italy experienced panic buying at some supermarkets in affected regions after hundreds of people were infected with coronavirus in just a few days.

Now similar concerns are leading to empty shelves in other countries around the world.

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Coronavirus Live Updates: South Korean Boy Band BTS Cancels Concerts as Cases Cross 2,000

China’s National Health Commission reported 327 new confirmed cases and 44 new deaths as of Feb. 27.

Altogether, China has 78,824 confirmed cases and the death toll was at 2,788.

South Korea confirmed an additional 256 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s total to 2,022, according to its Centers for Disease Prevention and Control.

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Dick Pound Says the Fate of the Tokyo Olympics is Largely Out of the IOC’s Hands

International Olympics Committee member Dick Pound has estimated that they have about three months to make a decision on whether the Tokyo Olympic games will continue as planned. The threat of the quickly spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) has made the continuation of the games uncertain.

Pound is the longest serving member of the IOC and has been on the committee since 1978.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Pound spoke about the risks associated with the July 24 Olympics.

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Disney Cut a Kissing Scene From Its $200million Mulan Remake After Its Beijing Office Said it ‘Doesn’t Feel Right to the Chinese People’, Director Reveals

Disney has decided to remove a kissing scene from its $200million live-action adaptation of Mulan after their Chinese executives thought it was inappropriate for their audiences, it has been revealed.

An early cut of the film featured a romantic scene in which Mulan shared a kiss with her love interest, Chen Honghui.

But the production team eventually deleted the scene after reviewing the movie with Chinese audiences and local executives, the film’s director Niki Caro told the press.

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Japanese Prime Minister Orders the Closure of All Schools in the Country for a Month in a Bid to Halt the Spread of Coronavirus

Shinzo Abe said: ‘The government considers the health and safety of children above anything else. We request all primary, junior high and high schools across the nation to close temporarily.’

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Japanese Tour Bus Worker Who Recovered From Coronavirus Tests Positive for it Again

A female Japanese tour guide working in the epicentre of the global outbreak, Wuhan, has tested positive for the coronavirus for a second time according to local government officials.

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PM Abe Asks All of Japan Schools to Close Over Coronavirus

TOKYO (Reuters) — Japan’s entire school system, from elementary to high schools, will be asked to close from Monday until spring break late in March to help contain the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday.

The dramatic escalation of Japan’s fight against the virus follows rising criticism of what has been seen as a lukewarm government response.

“This coming week or two are an extremely important period,” Abe told a coronavirus task force.

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Scientists Discover HIV-Like “Mutation” Which Makes Coronavirus Extremely Infectious

“This virus may use the packing mechanisms of other viruses such as HIV.”

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Huge Coronavirus Scare in Melbourne as a Chinese Man, 24, Escapes Quarantine and Turns Up at Court — and Even His Lawyer Wouldn’t Shake His Hand

A Chinese national charged with serious drink-driving offences has sparked Coronavirus fears after a court learned he ought to have been in quarantine.

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Jacinda’s Broken Promises: New Zealand PM is Loved on the Global Stage But She’s Never as Unpopular Back Home — as Experts Brand Her ‘Show Pony Who is Not Delivering’

As New Zealand prepares to take to the polls on September 19, Kiwis are paying closer attention to some of Labour’s previous key election policies.

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New Genus of Australian Lion Discovered in Queensland’s Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site

A marsupial lion that, in its heyday, would have had some animals “shaking in their boots”, has been confirmed as a new genus.

Lekaneleo, nicknamed Leo, was at home to Adels Grove and the Riversleigh World Heritage area, a short 23 million years ago.

The area is a significant fossil site, once visited by Sir David Attenborough.

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Terrifying Prediction Coronavirus Could Hit Australia Worse Than China Due to Our Ageing Population — as Nursing Homes Brace for ‘End of Life Planning’ And the Outbreak Outpaces SARS and Ebola

The flu-like virus, which spawned in Wuhan, China in December, is more severe in older people because their immune systems are weaker.

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‘The World Made a Massive Mistake… Animals Are Dying’: Furious Nurse Calls Out Boss of Wires for Releasing Just $7million of the $60million Donated — and Keeping the Rest for ‘Research’

Ms Hart said she speaks for every donor who contributed to the fund these past months in saying the money was intended to go directly into the field to assist with the care of animals.

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Nigeria Confirms First Case of Coronavirus — Health Ministry

(Reuters) — Nigeria’s health ministry said on Friday it has confirmed a coronavirus case in Lagos state.

“The case which was confirmed on 27/02/2020 is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020,” the health ministry said bit.ly/2HZQrO0 in a post on Twitter.

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Authorities Catch 76 Invaders in Two Days in North Macedonia

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A border patrol in North Macedonia has detained 40 migrants found crammed into a van near a central town, and arrested the driver on suspicion of trafficking them, police said Thursday.

Police said the 36 Afghans and four Pakistanis were discovered late on Wednesday in a van near the town of Stip, some 90 kilometers (56 miles) south of North Macedonia’s capital Skopje.

The migrants are believed to have entered North Macedonia illegally from Greece. They were transferred to a detention center in the border town of Gevgelija pending deportation back to Greece.

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Bloomberg: Give 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants a Path to Citizenship — ‘Staple a Green Card on Every Degree’

During a town hall on CNN on Wednesday, 2020, Democratic presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said America needed “more immigrants.”

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Church in Swedish ‘No-Go Zone’ Set on Fire

Over half of the area’s population are migrants.

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Czech Republic to Provide 5.3 Million Euros to Combat Illegal Migration

The Czech Republic has announced that it will provide 5.3 million euros (135 million crowns) to help countries who are on the front lines of the ongoing migrant crisis.

Earlier this week, the small central European country said that it would allocate 5.3 million euros to aid countries that migrants are leaving from to get to Europe and those countries that they must cross to get to the European Union to help stop illegal migration, Prague Radio International reports.

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Danish Mother Tells How Her Teenage Son Was Beaten Into a Coma by Gang of Migrants

Increasingly immigrant gangs are targeting young Danish boys and girls and savagely beating. Not unlike what’s been seen in other Western European countries who’ve been “enriched” with alien cultures, in Denmark, brutal and unprovoked violence against young Danes is becoming part and parcel of daily life.

On Monday, a Danish mother by the name of Karina Lindboe Wind writes on Facebookabout how her son Lauritz was severely beaten by a migrant gang in Copenhagen.

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Despite Coronavirus Outbreak, Leftists Want Open Borders for Migrants

Written by Remix News

As the coronavirus outbreak spreads across Europe and countries consider measures to stop the spread of the virus, former Italian interior minister Marco Minniti advocates opening the border to the influx of migrants from Africa.

Minniti, who is currently an MP for the left-wing Democratic Party, one of the government coalition parties, urged the party to proceed with getting rid of the migration decrees approved at the time when Matteo Salvini was the interior minister.

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Georgetown Official: Illegal Immigrants Are ‘Freedom Fighters’

Georgetown University named a new Associate Director for Undocumented Students, who referred to illegal immigrants as “freedom fighters.”

While not a new position, the role does highlight ongoing efforts by universities across the country to aid illegal immigrants, provide additional benefits and resources, some of which are not even available to American citizens, and even offer free legal assistance to fight deportation.

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Greek Islanders: Invaders Out! 60 Injured in Wednesday’s Riots

For the second night in a row, hundreds of Greeks living on the Aegean islands of Lesbos and Chios violently clashed with police on Wednesday night over the allegedly conservative government’s plan to build new camps for the migrant invaders.

Local residents — completely enraged by the quality of their lives being ruined due to their islands being invaded — took to the streets and targeted various locations on the islands of Lesbos and Chios, Greek City Times reports.

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Migrant Men Sentenced for ‘Truly Appalling’ Gang Rape in Farnham, England

Two migrant men have been sentenced for the “traumatic” gang rape of a lone woman in Farnham, England.

The victim was attacked by Constantin Ionescu (10/06/1983), of Station Hill, and Nicolae Dragoi (02/08/1977), of Crondall Lane, after returning from a night out with family members in London and becoming separated from her husband, according to a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) bulletin.

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Turkey Opens Border Gates With Europe After Deadly Attack in Syria

Turkey has declared it would open border gates with Europe and let immigrants cross into European countries.

The decision came as as result of an emergency meeting led by Turkish President R.Tayyip Erdogan following a deadly attack on Turkish forces in Idlib, Syria.

At least 22 Turkish soldiers were killed, said Rahmi Dogan, the Turkish governor of the southern province of Hatay, where the Turkish casualties were arriving. News reports citing social media messages and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitoring group, put the number of Turkish dead as high as 34.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey held an emergency meeting Thursday evening in Ankara, Turkish media reported. He has been calling for Syrian government and Russia forces to cease their two-month offensive in Idlib Province and to pull back from Turkish positions, which have been encircled and cut off by Syrian government forces.

Turkey declared halting all preventive actions against immigrants willing to cross into EU countries, primarily Greece.

Immigrants will be able to access to EU through Turkey either by land or by sea.

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Diversity Org Admits Gays, Minorities Hugely Overrepresented in UK Television

A major survey of the British television industry has found that, contrary to popular belief among “woke” commentators, gay people and ethnic minorities are massively overrepresented. The Creative Diversity Network (CDN) published its Diamond: The Third Cut report after surveying “over 30,000 diversity forms relating to over 600,000 TV production contributions”.

The CDN found that “BAME [Black and Minority Ethnic] on-screen representation” is a remarkable 23 per cent — far above the BAME share of the British general population, estimated at 14 per cent.

Gay people also get far more on-screen roles than their proportional representation in broader British society would suggest, accounting for 10.7 per cent, 10.5 per cent, 13.1 per cent, an astonishing 18.1 per cent, and 7.6 per cent of on-screen contributions at the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, and Sky, respectively, despite making up just 6.4 per cent of the general population.

Gay people were similarly overrepresented off-screen, accounting for 14.7 per cent, 14.1 per cent, 16.1 per cent, 12.5 per cent, and 10.4 per cent of off-screen jobs at the same five broadcasters.

[Comment: Gays being 6.4% is incorrect. It is closer to 2%. See other newstip.]

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Open Your Mouth and Speak While You Still Can

The internet has been the bane of Western Civilization.

Although we are thankful for many of the advancements in technology that make our lives so much more convenient, the truth is that same technology is responsible for further silencing the mouth of the nearly mute silent majority.

Internet censorship, especially against Christian and conservative voices, is at an all time high and it seems as if there is no relenting in the Left’s desire to silence any voice with which they do not agree.

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Rapper Zuby Suspended by Twitter for Tweeting “OK Dude” To a Transgender Activist

Rapper Zuby was suspended by Twitter for tweeting “OK dude” at a transgender woman who calls herself the ‘Pronoun Enforcer’ and the temporary ban was celebrated by the left-wing activist.

“I’ve been temporarily locked out of Twitter for tweeting ‘OK dude’ in response to someone,” Zuby posted on his Instagram page. “Apparently that violates the ‘hateful conduct’ policy. Wow… I’ve appealed it.”

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Sexual Orientation, UK: 2017

Experimental statistics on sexual orientation in the UK in 2017 by region, sex, age, marital status, ethnicity and socio-economic classification.

Over the last five years, the proportion of the UK population identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) has increased from 1.5% in 2012 to 2.0% in 2017, although the latest figure is unchanged from 2016.

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Students Stage Sit in After Oklahoma Professor Quotes Historical Document Containing N-Word

Students at the University of Oklahoma staged a sit in protest after a professor quoted a historical document that contained the n-word before demanding that a Popeyes chicken restaurant be opened inside the university as part of “diversity” reparations.

Yes, really.

A letter sent by OU President Joseph Harroz Jr. explains how a female professor gave a “trigger warning” before using the word but that this did “not lessen the pain caused by the use of the word.”

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The News You Won’t Believe

The nooze has developed a habit of hitting you with stories that you don’t want to believe, and maybe can’t believe. But you check it out and it turns out to be true: heaven help us.

Here are a couple of flagrant examples that appeared last week.

A group of parents are suing the Madison, Wisconsin, Metro School District over its “gender policy”—under which the schools are to “help” children “transition” to another sex without the knowledge or consent of their parents. In fact, the policy as written says “District employees are prohibited from notifying parents, without the child’s consent.” A ten-year-old can’t have a driver’s license, or contract binding debts, without the parents’ or guardian’s consent, but “he” can “transition” into “she” with the school’s blessing and assistance and the parents none the wiser—until it’s too late.

Is there any outrage that public education can’t commit, without making parents mad enough to pull their children out of there? Why are only 14 parents suing over this?

Just for the record, and because it’s important to speak the truth, there is no such thing as “transitioning” into another sex. It’s all make-believe. That it is being perpetrated in the schools is intolerable—or damned well should be.

We pay for these schools. We pay a lot. But we get no say in who teaches there and who doesn’t, and we get no say in what gets taught. All we do is pay. How did we ever get suckered into such a dirty deal?

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Breaking: Gavin McInnes Kicked Out of CPAC

Free Speech TV founder and Vice Co-Founder Gavin McInnes has been kicked out of the Conservative Political Action Conference.

McInnes was escorted out of the conference by police and security guards reportedly as a result of complaints from left-wing media outlets.

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14 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/27/2020

  1. “Migrant Men Sentenced for ‘Truly Appalling’ Gang Rape in Farnham, England

    Two migrant men have been sentenced for the “traumatic” gang rape of a lone woman in Farnham, England.

    The victim was attacked by Constantin Ionescu (10/06/1983), of Station Hill, and Nicolae Dragoi (02/08/1977), of Crondall Lane, after returning from a night out with family members in London and becoming separated from her husband, according to a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) bulletin.”

    Clearly born and bred Romanians in both name and looks. Looks like they were sentences properly. I just can’t help but wonder: would the sentence be the same if they were from Africa, Middle East or simply muslim converts?

  2. “Poland’s minister for European Affairs hopes the EU will begin accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania in March” Honestly I see few benefits of having these countries in particular enter. Especially Albania. It definitely shouldn’t be granted entry before Serbia does. That, of course, is common sense speaking – hence it’s to be expected the EU is going to do the opposite. It’s unfortunate Poland is supporting this nonsense too, however.

  3. Posted without comment:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/health/irans-clerics-putting-world-risk-urging-pilgrims-visit-qom-shrine-outbreak-epicenter-house

    I’ve seen so-called Muslim “hygiene” up close. It’s a joke. Splashing a little warm water on your hands and face isn’t going to do anything. All the contorting to wash one’s feet in the sink, along with all the spitting, snorting, and hacking is utterly horrific and a great way to turn a washbasin into a giant petri dish.

  4. 15-year-old schoolgirl abducted and taken to Chechnya to get married
    Wild custom

    In the Kuban, law enforcement officials are investigating the disappearance of a 15-year-old schoolgirl who left home and was found in Chechnya a couple of days later.

     
    As they write “Krasnodar news”, she was abducted by residents of the republic in order to extradite her to marriage. The sister of the missing one told reporters that one of the participants in the abduction was planning to marry a minor.

    It is indicated that the marriage plans were not mutual. So, the sister of the schoolgirl said that the abductors threatened the family and demanded not to look for the schoolgirl.

    According to reports, the criminals were promptly detained by the police, and the girl was taken to the department before her parents arrived. Other details are being specified.

    https://www.mk.ru/incident/2020/02/27/15letnyuyu-shkolnicu-pokhitili-i-uvezli-v-chechnyu-zhenitsya.html

    • Paris is done.

      Anyone interfering with a firefighter or EMS technician trying to perform their duties should be shot on sight, no questions asked.

      • I agree.

        This is so obvious that I cannot comprehend those who find your assertion and prescription to be problematic.

  5. “Russia will be dismembered from within”: Turkish expert threatens with war
    https://tsargrad.tv/news/rossija-budet-raschlenena-iznutri-tureckij-jekspert-prigrozil-vojnoj_240828

    In a political show on A-Haber News, owned by the family of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the expert promised that “Russia will be dismembered from within.” He connected this not with the war in Syria, but with Muslims living in the Russian Federation.

    Academician Mesut Hakki drew attention to the statement on the statement of A-Haber News permanent channel commentator.

    The expert made a provocative statement about our country almost live on a political show, saying that, they say, “Russia will be divided from the inside.”

    However, he connected his words not with the war in Syria, but with Muslims living in Russia. The Turkish academician also turned to the history of our countries and recalled the wars between Russia and Turkey. At the same time, Hakki promised “terrible revenge” to our country.

    “We fought with Russia 16 times in the past, and we will do it again,” he said. “Our revenge will be quite terrible.”

    • but this time , England and France will not be on your side like in the Crimean war,Hakki.
      Can’t wait for Constantinople reborn.

  6. The EU will experience a series of shocks in the coming years – net outflows of investment, repeated viral infections, escalating civil unrest over demographic and economic shocks, further electoral wins by nat’l populists, a resurgence of migrant violence, revelations of migrant rape & sexual violence cover-ups, and 2 or 3 referenda held on EU membership.

    By 2025 few observers will believe the EU’s continued existence is likely or desirable.

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