Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/25/2020

Prince Charles has tested positive for the Wuhan Coronavirus, and is self-isolating in Scotland. Meanwhile, a woman in Newfoundland is being held in jail for refusing to self-isolate. Also, Egypt has imposed a 7pm to 6am curfew because of the coronavirus.

In other news, at least 60 Ethiopian migrants were found dead in a cargo truck in Mozambique, along with 14 survivors.

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

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Financial Crisis
» A Breakdown of the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill
» Back to Work by End of March? Kudlow Pushes to Reopen Economy in Non-”Hot-Zones”
» Boeing, Which Demands a $60bn Taxpayer Bailout, Refuses to Give US an Equity Stake
» Experts Warn of a Complete and Utter Economic Meltdown as the Global Coronavirus Death Toll Explodes
» Poland’s Unemployment Rate Flat at 5.5 Percent in February — Stats Office
 
USA
» “Travel Papers” And the Pandemic Patriot Act 2.0
» All of the Ways Mainstream Media Has Used Coronavirus to Lie About Trump?
» Army Patrolling — America Goes 3rd World!
» Christine Pelosi Temporarily Locked Out of Twitter for Endorsing Violence
» Cody Pfister, Walmart Coronavirus Licker, Charged With Making a Terrorist Threat, Held Without Bail
» Constitutional Crisis: Los Angeles County Latest to Close Gun Stores
» Convict Released Early Due to Coronavirus Storms House, Terrorizes Woman at Knifepoint
» COVID-19 New Jersey: Inmates Set Free, Citizens Told Stay Home & Gun Stores Shut Down
» COVID-19: Deep State A.I. Technocracy Takeover Plan Revealed
» COVID Tyranny: Americans Arrested for Hosting Weddings on Their Own Property
» Doctor: I Treated 350 Coronavirus Patients With 100% Success
» Finally, Sanity! ‘All Businesses Are Essential, ‘ Texas County’s Stay-at-Home Order Won’t Close Businesses
» Forced Socialism in America and the CCP’s Accession
» Google Censors Google Doc of Medical Hydroxychloroquine Coronavirus Treatment Trial Paper
» LA Mayor to Cut Off Water and Power of “Irresponsible, Selfish” Stores That Remain Open
» Man Charged With Terroristic Threats for Allegedly Coughing on Wegmans Worker
» New Jersey ‘Suspends 2nd Amendment, ‘ Gets Sued
» Poll: 100% of Americans Expect to Get Coronavirus
» President Trump’s Job Approval Rating Up to 49%
» Under Cover of Coronavirus Congress Introduces Bill That Allows Gov to Control All Internet Content
» Why Did Hundreds of CEOs Resign Just Before the World Started Going Absolutely Crazy?
 
Canada
» Breaking: Canadians Without Income Eligible for $2,000 a Month
» Newfoundland Woman Held in Jail for Refusing to Self-Isolate
» Trudeau Government Imposing Mandatory Quarantines With Criminal Sanctions for Violators
 
Europe and the EU
» 21-Year-Old U.K. Woman With No Underlying Health Issues Dies From Coronavirus
» Belgium Destroyed Millions of Medical Masks in 2019 and Did Not Replace Them
» Britain’s Prince Charles Tests Positive for Coronavirus
» Day After UK Lockdown, Police Forced to Break Up BBQ Parties
» Environmentalist Group: “Corona is the Cure — Humans Are the Disease”
» Francis Prays for ‘Heroic’ Health Workers and Priests Who Died Caring for Coronavirus Victims
» Here’s Why Italy Hit Hardest by Coronavirus
» Ireland: Pair of Ghanaian Men Jailed for 9 Years for Raping Blind Woman
» Italian Nurse With Coronavirus Commits Suicide Fearing to Infect Others
» Italy Seizes Thousands of Respirators Bound for Greece in Coronavirus Fight
» Lockdowns, Curfews, This Utter Madness Was Entirely Avoidable
» Most Poles Against Holding Presidential Election on May 10
» Muslim Burn Down Norway Churches in Revenge for Quran-Burning
» Norwegian Christian University Advertises Woman Wearing Hijabs
» Pakistani Kills Italian Farmer Who Tried to Stop Him From Leaving the Quarantine Zone
» Petrol Stations to Begin Closing This Week Across Italy
» Prominent German Doctor Slams Coronavirus Fake Crisis, Says It’s an Attack on Our Freedoms
» Spain: Police Called on Brothers Playing Soccer in Their Own Back Yard
» The Netherlands is Letting People Get Sick to Beat Coronavirus
» The UK Government Asked for 250,000 Coronavirus Volunteers, And 405,000 Came Forward in 24 Hours
» Turkish Communist Terrorists Arrested in Athens After Police Find Tunnels Packed With Military Weapons
» Turkish Fighter Jets Invade Greek Airspace, Again
» UK: Farage Calls for Temporary Universal Basic Income During Coronavirus Crisis
» UK: Khan Crams London Underground With People Despite Johnson’s Virus Lockdown
» UK: NHS ‘Within Capacity’ To Cope With Coronavirus Following Lockdown and Increasing ICU Beds, Says Govt Advise
» UK: Pro-Brexit Business to Make Ventilators for Coronavirus Patients
» UK: Supermarket Delivery Vans Torched by ‘Youths’ After Lockdown as Part of Wider Violence
» ‘Wales is Closed’: Wealthy Londoners Told to Stay Away From Countryside
» Woman Dragged Off by Spanish Police for Jumping in a Hotel Pool and Breaking Quarantine is a Labour Politician
 
North Africa
» Coronavirus: Egypt Announces 7pm -6am Curfew
» Coronavirus: 230 Infected in Algeria, 90% Imported, 17 Dead
» New Species of Flying Reptile With Spiked Teeth Discovered That Formed Part of an Ancient River Ecosystem in the Sahara 100 Million Years Ago
» Video: Egyptians Congregate in Large Crowd to Protest Against Coronavirus
 
South Asia
» At Least 25 Sikhs Killed in Jihadi Attack on Kabul Gurdwara as Claimed by ISIS
 
Far East
» China Discovers Origin of Coronavirus: Issues Emergency Statement
» Chinese Communist Party is Hiding Key Information on Coronavirus, Pompeo Says
» COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic
» Google’s Mobile Keyboard Now Blacklists “Chinese Virus” From Autosuggest
» Meet the COVIDIOTS: New Word Invented for People Who Ignore Coronavirus Danger
» Sen. Josh Hawley Calls for International Probe Into China’s Coronavirus ‘Cover-Up’
» US Ambassador to Poland: China Hid Truth About Coronavirus and Tried to ‘Save Face’
» WHO Expert: Lock Downs Won’t Stop This Virus
 
Australia — Pacific
» Exclusive: ‘The Thing Could be a Coronavirus Death Ship’: Australian Workers Forced to Board Chinese Cargo Carrier or ‘Lose Their Jobs’ — Despite Fears the 26 Crew on Board Hadn’t Been Tested for COVID-19
» New Zealand Mosque Gunman Pleads Guilty to Murder, Terrorism
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Here be Dragons: Analysis Reveals New Species in Smaug Lizard Group
 
Immigration
» At Least 60 Ethiopian Migrants Found Dead in Cargo Truck in Mozambique
» Bosnia Herzegovina: Bosnian Serbs Protest New Migrant Camp
» Construction of US-Mexico Border Wall Proceeds Despite Coronavirus Pandemic
» Coronavirus: EU Urges Greek Plan for Refugee Camps
» Germany Closes Borders Due to Pandemic But Third World Migrants Still Welcome
» Spanish Coast Guard Rescues 37 Migrants in the Atlantic
» Sudanese Refugee Who Was Jailed for $30,000 Credit Card Fraud is Allowed to Stay in Australia Because He Has a Baby
» Sweden: Migrants at Detention Center Riot After One Tests Positive for Coronavirus
» Turkey Accused of Fueling the Corona Epidemic by Forcing Migrants to the Border With Greece
» United Kingdom Detains Nearly 100 Migrants Trying to Enter Country During Coronavirus Outbreak
» Watch: Scenes Resembling First World War as ‘Battle of Evros’ Between Greeks, Migrants, Turks Continues
 
Culture Wars
» Court Rules Free Speech Must Yield to ‘Woke’ Speech
» James Woods Suspended From Twitter — Again
» Tucker: Dems Putting “Wokeness Above All” By Blocking Coronavirus Relief
 

A Breakdown of the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

The Senate and the White House finally agreed on a coronavirus stimulus bill early Wednesday morning, a measure that is meant to bring some economic relief to the millions of Americans out of work and businesses becoming insolvent due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are some details from the plan, which has yet to pass Congress but is expected to quickly.

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

Back to Work by End of March? Kudlow Pushes to Reopen Economy in Non-”Hot-Zones”

China and Russia are open for business and working at close to capacity, as America shutters most businesses and industries in states such as Pennsylvania, New York, California, New Jersey, and Connecticut. In many cases only select manufacturing companies are allowed to operate, which means most manufacturers will be short of parts and services necessary to produce goods.

Our leaders are creating an economic crisis and a major national security risk with limited data. The cure is far worse than any perceived impact by COVID-19. Our economy is both fragile and interdependent, an economic reality not understood by our leaders as they order mass closings of many states’ business and industry.

Thomas Sowell wrote, “There are no solutions. There are only tradeoffs.” Sowell was informing us that wise and sound judgments are imperative during any crisis.

An opinion piece by John P. A. Ioannidis, professor of medicine, epidemiology, and population health at Stanford University, is headlined, “A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Boeing, Which Demands a $60bn Taxpayer Bailout, Refuses to Give US an Equity Stake

“If they force it, we just look at all the other options and we’ve got plenty of them.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Experts Warn of a Complete and Utter Economic Meltdown as the Global Coronavirus Death Toll Explodes

As America literally shuts down from coast to coast, the job losses are going to be absolutely staggering.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Poland’s Unemployment Rate Flat at 5.5 Percent in February — Stats Office

Poland’s unemployment remained flat at 5.5 percent in February 2020, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Tuesday.

In early March, the Family, Labour and Social Policy Ministry said February’s unemployment was at 5.5 percent.

According to GUS, the number of unemployed people registered at labour offices in February amounted to 919,900, down from 922,200 a month earlier.

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

“Travel Papers” And the Pandemic Patriot Act 2.0

Did you ever think we’d reach the point in the United States where you had to have papers to freely travel from one place to another? It appears we’re at the point.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

All of the Ways Mainstream Media Has Used Coronavirus to Lie About Trump?

Establishment attacks increase amid COVID-19 chaos.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Army Patrolling — America Goes 3rd World!

Americans distrust the wealthy. Americans distrust government and, for the most part, Americans distrust each other.

Therefore, when coronavirus has caught the country in the later stages of an incredible economic boom, it (economic improvement) was the only thing keeping the ship sailing smoothly.

The losses have been MONUMENTAL since the Covid-19 started spreading, though. In 2008, homeowners lost a collective $8 trillion. In less than a month, investors have lost $30 trillion in the 2020 pandemic. That’s 50% MORE than a full year of GDP.

These sorts of losses are not only shocking, but they’re CALLING INTO QUESTION the very fabric of the fiat monetary system.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Christine Pelosi Temporarily Locked Out of Twitter for Endorsing Violence

Twitter has recently locked the Twitter account of Christine Pelosi, daughter of Senator Nancy Pelosi, forcing her to delete a tweet.

The suspension came after Christine endorsed the violent assault on Senator Rand Paul by his neighbor, which left him with broken ribs and missing part of his lung.

In one of her tweets, Christine Pelosi said that Rand Paul’s neighbor was right.

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

Cody Pfister, Walmart Coronavirus Licker, Charged With Making a Terrorist Threat, Held Without Bail

With around 800 deaths from coronavirus in the United States, it’s hard to imagine how some people are foolish enough to do things that could severely increase that number in order to get attention on social media.

Take the case of this man who filmed himself licking several items at a Walmart store.

Police authorities from Warrenton, Missouri, have apprehended the man and he was charged for making a “terrorist threat” — low-level felony, Warrenton police have confirmed.

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

Constitutional Crisis: Los Angeles County Latest to Close Gun Stores

The Second Amendment is under total assault as deputies go door-to-door telling gun shops to shut down.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Convict Released Early Due to Coronavirus Storms House, Terrorizes Woman at Knifepoint

Leftists fueling chaos amid virus hysteria.

[Comment: Communist tactic of releasing prisoners to fuel destability.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

COVID-19 New Jersey: Inmates Set Free, Citizens Told Stay Home & Gun Stores Shut Down

This is your government on Democrat policies.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

COVID-19: Deep State A.I. Technocracy Takeover Plan Revealed

The elite’s endgame exposed.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

COVID Tyranny: Americans Arrested for Hosting Weddings on Their Own Property

Orthodox Jews face up to 6 months in jail for violating New Jersey’s stay-at-home order.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Doctor: I Treated 350 Coronavirus Patients With 100% Success

A physician in New York state claims he has used the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and zinc to treat 350 patients for COVID-19 with 100 percent success.

In a video posted on YouTube, Dr. Vladimir Zelenko said he saw the symptom of shortness of breath resolved within four to six hours, the Gateway Pundit blog reported.

Zelenko, addressing his message to President Trump, said he’s a board-certified family practioner in the community of Kiryas Joel in Orange County, New York, in the Hudson Valley, about 50 miles north of New York City.

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

Finally, Sanity! ‘All Businesses Are Essential, ‘ Texas County’s Stay-at-Home Order Won’t Close Businesses

Judge says all workers, jobs essential to local economy

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Forced Socialism in America and the CCP’s Accession

The globalists are taking advantage of this crisis.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Google Censors Google Doc of Medical Hydroxychloroquine Coronavirus Treatment Trial Paper

It seems like a lifetime away now, as the world struggles to get the spread of coronavirus under control — but on March 13, James Todaro, who holds medical degree from Columbia University, posted about some potentially promising research on Twitter.

Todaro linked to a Google Doc file and said there was “growing evidence of chloroquine as a highly effective treatment for COVID-19.”

COVID-19 is the disease caused by the virus, for which there has been no effective prevention or treatment to date, while chloroquine is a component in prescription drugs used to treat malaria and rheumatoid arthritis, among other conditions.

The research Todaro referred to was authored by him and two colleagues — Gregory Rigano of Johns Hopkins, and Thomas Broker of Stanford University.

Nevertheless, Google managed to block access to the linked Google Docs file for violating the giant’s terms of service, as well as its anti-abuse program and enforcement.

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

LA Mayor to Cut Off Water and Power of “Irresponsible, Selfish” Stores That Remain Open

“The easiest way to avoid a visit is to follow the rules.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Man Charged With Terroristic Threats for Allegedly Coughing on Wegmans Worker

A New Jersey man was charged with harassment and making terroristic threats after allegedly purposely coughing on a Wegmans grocery store employee and saying he had coronavirus.

George Falcone, 50, of Freehold, in the southern part of the state, was charged Tuesday by the New Jersey attorney general for allegedly making the threats on Sunday in a Wegmans supermarket in Manalapan.

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

New Jersey ‘Suspends 2nd Amendment, ‘ Gets Sued

Under ‘emergency order’ about coronavirus, ‘that’s exactly what they’re doing.’

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Poll: 100% of Americans Expect to Get Coronavirus

A new survey has discovered that every single American is convinced they will get the coronavirus, highlighting just how entrenched the message about the crisis has become in the US.

The poll by Survey USA finds that 100 percent of respondents said yes to the question “Based on what you know at this hour, what would you say that the chances are that you, yourself, will get sick from the Coronavirus?”

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

President Trump’s Job Approval Rating Up to 49%

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump may be enjoying a small rally in public support as the nation faces the COVID-19 pandemic. Forty-nine percent of U.S. adults, up from 44% earlier this month, approve of the job Trump is doing as president. Trump also had 49% job approval ratings — the best of his presidency — in late January and early February around the time of the Senate impeachment trial that resulted in his acquittal.

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

Under Cover of Coronavirus Congress Introduces Bill That Allows Gov to Control All Internet Content

Imagine an Internet where the law required every message sent to be read by government-approved scanning software. Companies that handle such messages wouldn’t be allowed to securely encrypt them, or they’d lose legal protections that allow them to operate.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Why Did Hundreds of CEOs Resign Just Before the World Started Going Absolutely Crazy?

It seems odd that so many among the corporate elite would be so exceedingly “lucky” all at the same time.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: Canadians Without Income Eligible for $2,000 a Month

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the nation in his 14th day of self isolation Wednesday, providing updates around the coronavirus pandemic in Canada.

Trudeau gave information about the aid package passed this morning in the House of Commons early Wednesday morning, announcing $2,000 payouts for the next four months for workers who are out of a job and are not receiving pay cheques.

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

Newfoundland Woman Held in Jail for Refusing to Self-Isolate

A woman in western NL in Corner Brook was arrested on Tuesday for refusing to comply with orders to self-isolate for 14 days after returning to the province. She is expected to appear in court via video link today, as reported by CTV News.

The 53-year old woman was reported to police by neighbours, who complained that she was not self-isolating, per the Public Health Protection and Promotion Act that she do so.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s Const. James Cadigan noted that of the more than 400 complaints made about people refusing to self-isolate, 27 of these were resolved by speaking with the person and notifying them of their responsibility to compy with public health orders.

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

Trudeau Government Imposing Mandatory Quarantines With Criminal Sanctions for Violators

It’s no longer a request, but an order.

Most people will be subject to a legally mandatory 14-day quarantine upon entering Canada, and those who skirt the isolation period could face criminal sanctions or fines under the Quarantine Act, the government announced Wednesday.

“The health minister will be using powers that she has under the Quarantine Act beginning at midnight tonight to impose a mandatory 14-day period of isolation on all people coming into Canada from outside,” said Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland during a press conference.

The quarantine goes into effect at 11:59pm Wednesday night.

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

21-Year-Old U.K. Woman With No Underlying Health Issues Dies From Coronavirus

A 21-year-old woman with no known underlying health conditions has died from coronavirus in England.

Chloe Middleton is believed to be the youngest person in the United Kingdom to die from the illness without any other health conditions.

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

Belgium Destroyed Millions of Medical Masks in 2019 and Did Not Replace Them

The government of Belgium destroyed millions of expired FFP2 masks in 2019 but did replace them due to economic reasons.

Six million FFP2 masks, which along with N95 masks have proven to be highly effective at stopping the airborne spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, were destroyed after being stockpiled during the H1N1 flu epidemic in 2009.

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

Britain’s Prince Charles Tests Positive for Coronavirus

LONDON, March 25 (Reuters) — Prince Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus but is in good health and is now self isolating in Scotland with mild symptoms.

Charles, eldest son of Queen Elizabeth, is displaying what Clarence House said were mild symptoms but remains in good health and has been working from his Birkhall residence in Scotland.

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

Day After UK Lockdown, Police Forced to Break Up BBQ Parties

While thugs set fire to food delivery vehicles.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Environmentalist Group: “Corona is the Cure — Humans Are the Disease”

A climate change group that aligns itself with Extinction Rebellion posted stickers claiming that coronavirus is a “cure” for the “disease” that is humanity.

“Earth is healing. The air and water is clearing,” tweeted Extinction Rebellion East Midlands. “Corona is the cure. Humans are the disease!”

The post shows stickers with the same message and the Extinction Rebellion logo plastered on lamp posts.

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

Francis Prays for ‘Heroic’ Health Workers and Priests Who Died Caring for Coronavirus Victims

ROME — Pope Francis offered special prayers for doctors, nurses, and priests who have died helping those affected by the COVID-19, calling them “heroes.”

In his live-streamed morning Mass celebrated in his Santa Marta residence in the Vatican Wednesday, the pope thanked the healthcare personnel and priests who are putting their lives at risk by attending to the physical and spiritual needs of those infected with the coronavirus.

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

Here’s Why Italy Hit Hardest by Coronavirus

Italy, already an aging country, is home to a large and mobile Chinese foreign national population.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ireland: Pair of Ghanaian Men Jailed for 9 Years for Raping Blind Woman

Two men have been sentenced to nine years in prison after tricking the “blind drunk student” into their car and taking her back to their flat after promising to take her home, The Irish Times reports. The woman said in court that she’d been about to pass out after a night clubbing with her friends. […]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Italian Nurse With Coronavirus Commits Suicide Fearing to Infect Others

After being diagnosed with the coronavirus, 34-year-old Italian nurse Daniela Trezzi committed suicide, worried she had infected others, the Daily Mail reported, citing The National Federation of Nurses of Italy.

Trezzi was working in the intensive care ward at the San Gerado hospital in the town of Monza in Lombardy, a region of northern Italy that has been hit the hardest by the outbreak.

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

Italy Seizes Thousands of Respirators Bound for Greece in Coronavirus Fight

Italian authorities have seized a shipment of 1,840 manual respirators and other supplies in the port of Ancona that was heading for Greece in order to help fight the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

The seizures were carried out by the Guardia di Finanza (GdF), a police division under the authority of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, under a prohibition for companies to sell medical devices overseas during the coronavirus crisis.

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

Lockdowns, Curfews, This Utter Madness Was Entirely Avoidable

What happens when governments confuse worst-case scenarios with reality? They transform a health crisis into a social crisis and an economic tsunami, with consequences more severe than the virus could produce in the first place. As I write, hundreds of thousands of people across Europe and the world have already lost their jobs, in the […]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Most Poles Against Holding Presidential Election on May 10

A vast majority of Poles (72.2 percent) oppose holding presidential elections as scheduled on May 10, a poll conducted by researcher IBRiS for the daily Rzeczpospolita shows.

Only 20.3 pct of respondents are in favour of keeping the date of the ballot unchanged and 7.4 pct have no opinion on the matter.

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

Muslim Burn Down Norway Churches in Revenge for Quran-Burning

A man believed to be from an immigrant background from the Middle East or North Africa has been charged with starting a fire at Dombås Church and trying to set Sel Church on fire, Document Norway reports. The arson was reportedly revenge attacks for copies of the Quran being burnt at a demonstration by Stop […]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Norwegian Christian University Advertises Woman Wearing Hijabs

The VID University of Science in Norway has made a video ad for its course in “family therapy” which shows a smiling family of four, where both the mother and the very small daughter are wearing hijabs, Rights Norway reports.

The subject being promoted is “Expertise in couple and family therapy, counseling, crisis management, relationship, and networking”.

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

Pakistani Kills Italian Farmer Who Tried to Stop Him From Leaving the Quarantine Zone

Italy is living through a plague apocalypse and the worst affected parts of the country are in the “zona rossa” [red zone], from which movement is restricted. There are police-enforced checkpoints and, in places, physical barriers. A 44-year-old Paki was trying to get out of the red zone in the municipality of Fondi. He was […]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Petrol Stations to Begin Closing This Week Across Italy

Petrol stations across Italy are set to begin closing on Wednesday, with the major stations along highways to close first as companies express health and economic concerns.

Associations Faib Confesercenti, Fegica Cisl, and Figisc/Anisa Confcommercio announced that they would begin scaling back operations of petrol stations, saying: “We alone are no longer in a position to ensure neither the necessary level of health safety nor the economic sustainability of the service.”

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

Prominent German Doctor Slams Coronavirus Fake Crisis, Says It’s an Attack on Our Freedoms

Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, a prominent German pulmonologist and respiratory disease specialist, explains that there is absolutely no proof that the current so-called coronavirus ‘pandemic’ is any worse than annual seasonal flu-related deaths that we expect every year: “The corona hype is not based on any extraordinary public health danger. However, it causes considerable damage to […]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Spain: Police Called on Brothers Playing Soccer in Their Own Back Yard

Police were called after a neighbor spotted two brothers playing soccer in their own back yard in another example of how the country’s lockdown is being ruthlessly patrolled.

Philipp Bagus of the The Mises Institute writes about a case of “When two brothers were seen playing soccer in the garden of an acquaintance’s apartment block, the police were called.”

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

The Netherlands is Letting People Get Sick to Beat Coronavirus

As most of the world practices social distancing, the Dutch are trying a different strategy to protect the vulnerable from the coronavirus: They’re aiming for so-called “herd immunity,” or what happens when enough people have survived the illness to effectively slow its spread.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The UK Government Asked for 250,000 Coronavirus Volunteers, And 405,000 Came Forward in 24 Hours

Britons have responded to the government’s call for volunteers to help support the vulnerable during the coronavirus epidemic, with 405,000 people coming forward so far.

Speaking during the government’s daily press coronavirus conference, Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised the public for having responded to the call for volunteers made by health secretary Matt Hancock on Tuesday afternoon so enthusiastically. Revealing the 405,000 volunteers meant there were already as many people giving up their time to help the NHS deal with the surge in demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic as the entire population of the city of Coventry, the PM outlined the types of duties those involved could expect.

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

Turkish Communist Terrorists Arrested in Athens After Police Find Tunnels Packed With Military Weapons

Greek authorities have arrested several members of an extreme-left Turkish terrorist organization following a series of raids which led to the discovery of a tunnel in Athens filled with military-grade weapons. A total of eleven members of the Marxist-Leninist Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party (DHKP-C) — all of whom are Turkish citizens — were rounded up […]

[Comment: Communist groups in all western countries are likely doing the same — prepping for a bolshevik takeover.]

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Turkish Fighter Jets Invade Greek Airspace, Again

Groups of Turkish fighter planes repeatedly crossed into Greek airspace on Monday in a direct violation of Greece’s sovereignty.

The Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) said that two pairs of Turkish F-16s flew over the islets of Anthropofagi and Makronisi in the Aegean, according to a report by Ekathimerini. The first pair ended up crossing over Oinousses before being intercepted.

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

UK: Farage Calls for Temporary Universal Basic Income During Coronavirus Crisis

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has called for “helicopter money” payments of £1,000 into the bank accounts of every adult in the country for the next three months during the coronavirus crisis, fearing that the 11 million people who do not have a fixed income will suffer otherwise.

Last week, the government announced that it would reimburse employers 80 per cent of their workforces’ wages, meaning that businesses affected by the pandemic could go into temporary shutdown without having to lay off staff which would result in millions of people unemployed.

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UK: Khan Crams London Underground With People Despite Johnson’s Virus Lockdown

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is under fire for footage of packed Tube trains from this morning’s commute. A video on The Metro shows Londoners have standing room only despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson announcing strict social distancing rules to tackle the coronavirus last night.

Khan has already been criticised for closing train stations without warning as part of his own strategy to reduce the spread of COVID-19. A few weeks ago, the Labour Party politician even claimed there was “no risk” of catching the coronavirus on the Tube despite the fact that commuters are inevitably gathering in large groups and in close proximity to each other. The Mayor of London is refusing to increase services on the already overcrowded Underground, claiming that too many staff are sick so the cramped conditions are likely to continue.

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UK: NHS ‘Within Capacity’ To Cope With Coronavirus Following Lockdown and Increasing ICU Beds, Says Govt Advise

A senior scientist from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) said the decision to lock down the UK and efforts to increase capacity at intensive care units means that the NHS may be able to cope with the worst part of the pandemic.

Imperial College London’s Neil Ferguson told MPs on the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee on Wednesday that the measures will help turn the outbreak “from a growing epidemic into a declining one”.

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UK: Pro-Brexit Business to Make Ventilators for Coronavirus Patients

Dyson Ltd. a company founded by Sir James Dyson, a leading Brexiteer, has spoken to ITV News about plans to design and manufacture equipment for Britain’s National Healthcare Service (NHS) to help during the coronavirus outbreak.

The Brexit-backing billionaire is best known for inventing the bagless vacuum cleaner although Dyson also makes hand-dryers fans and hairdryers. Sir James Dyson has said that leaving the EU Single Market would liberate the UK economy and appeared to suggest leaving the European Union with no deal when criticising Theresa May’s negotiations.

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UK: Supermarket Delivery Vans Torched by ‘Youths’ After Lockdown as Part of Wider Violence

Two home delivery vans operated by the British supermarket chain Iceland were destroyed in an arson attack in Bristol on Monday only hours after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the UK is going on lockdown in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

At approximately 9:30 PM, “youths” began creating disturbances in the areas of Henbury and Southmead. The police were called to get the rioters under control, but the miscreants threw “missiles” at them to repel their attempt to disperse the crowd. Later that night, two vans parked outside Iceland’s Southmead store were set ablaze, The Daily Mirror reports.

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‘Wales is Closed’: Wealthy Londoners Told to Stay Away From Countryside

The government has told city dwellers to not break travel restrictions by going to their second homes, with coastal and rural communities becoming increasingly frustrated at being overrun by wealthy coronavirus refugees.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government laid out that Britons should remain in their “primary residence”, and not travel to their “second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar”. The guidance explained: “Not taking these steps puts additional pressure on communities and services that are already at risk.”

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Woman Dragged Off by Spanish Police for Jumping in a Hotel Pool and Breaking Quarantine is a Labour Politician

A woman who defied Spanish rules introduced to contain the coronavirus by jumping into a swimming pool in Tenerife, a popular holiday destination for British tourists, has been revealed to be Labour councillor Joanne Rust, the Daily Mail reports.

A viral video showed other tourists cheering as the British woman was dragged out of the water at Paradise Park Hotel. Guests were banned from using the pool after restrictions were introduced to reduce the spread of COVID-19 but Councillor Rust dived in as a protest, complaining that her room had not been upgraded. She was arrested in her bikini and her husband had to take her clothes to the police station.

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Coronavirus: Egypt Announces 7pm -6am Curfew

For two weeks from 25/3

(ANSAmed) — CAIRO, MARCH 24 — A curfew beginning Wednesday in Egypt at 7 PM and lasting until 6 AM every day for two weeks was announced Tuesday by Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly. The news was reported by Egyptian state television, which noted that the measure prohibits circulation between those hours.

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Coronavirus: 230 Infected in Algeria, 90% Imported, 17 Dead

Country in isolation and Blida worst-hit region

(ANSAmed) — TUNIS, MARCH 24 — Some 230 cases of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, have been found in Algeria as of Tuesday.

Seventeen people with the virus have died, according to a statement issued by a special commission set to prevent the spread of the disease, according to the health ministry. The worst-hit region in Algeria is Blida and 90% of the cases were “imported” from Europe. The entire country is in “isolation” after the latest restrictions decreed by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

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New Species of Flying Reptile With Spiked Teeth Discovered That Formed Part of an Ancient River Ecosystem in the Sahara 100 Million Years Ago

A new species of spike-toothed flying reptile that lived 100 million years ago in the Sahara that caught fish with its teeth in the air has been discovered by scientists.

The fossil remains of the toothed pterosaurs were identified in Africa by an international team of scientists led by Baylor University in Texas.

The reptiles had a wingspan of up to 13 feet and soared above the river ecosystem that existed in the Sahara at the time and used their long wings to scoop up fish.

Experts were able to identify three new species from chunks of jaws with teeth obtained from fossil miners in a small village called Beggaa in southeast Morocco.

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Video: Egyptians Congregate in Large Crowd to Protest Against Coronavirus

A large crowd of people congregated on the streets of Alexandria, Egypt to protest against the coronavirus, shouting “Allahu Akbar” in a move that only increases the risk of spreading coronavirus.

Yes, really.

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At Least 25 Sikhs Killed in Jihadi Attack on Kabul Gurdwara as Claimed by ISIS

Jihadi Gunmen attack on Gurdwara in Afghanistan, killing 25 Sikh people injuring many. ISIS terrorist group claimed responsibility.

PTI | Kabul | Mar 25, 2020:: Heavily armed gunmen and suicide bombers blasted their way into a Sikh gurdwara in the heart of Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 25 worshippers and wounding 8 others, in one of the deadliest attacks on the minority community in the strife-torn country.

The gunmen attacked the gurdwara in Shor Bazar area at about 07:45 (local time) as 150 Sikh worshippers were inside the building, authorities said.

‘At least 25 people were killed and 8 others were wounded in the attack at Dharamshala, a Sikh worship place in Kabul,’ TOLOnews quoted the Ministry of Interior as saying.

‘All four suicide bombers who attacked Dharamshala, a Sikh worship area in PD1 of Kabul, were killed after nearly six hours of fighting. Afghan special forces confirmed,’ it said in a tweet.

The ministry said in a statement that 80 people, including women and children, were rescued from the gurdwara.

Former president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai strongly condemned the attack on Sikh worship place and expressed his condolences to the victims’ families, the report said.

The ISIS terrorist group, which has targeted Sikhs before in Afghanistan, claimed responsibility for the latest attack.

The group issued a statement confirming that its members carried out the attack on Sikhs in Kabul city, Khaama Press News Agency reported…

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China Discovers Origin of Coronavirus: Issues Emergency Statement

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Chinese Communist Party is Hiding Key Information on Coronavirus, Pompeo Says

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he believes Chinese officials continue to withhold critical information about coronavirus, leaving the rest of the world disadvantaged against the pandemic.

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus Cases:

471,035

view by country

Deaths:

21,283

Recovered:

114,218

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Google’s Mobile Keyboard Now Blacklists “Chinese Virus” From Autosuggest

The rest of the world may be busy figuring out how to handle the global health, human, and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak — but Google’s determination to hint at what those humans should and should not be typing into their phones using the Gboard keyboard is not taking a back seat here.

Controlling the message is a very serious business, and Google knows it: but how exactly do you do it with a keyboard app for mobile devices?

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Meet the COVIDIOTS: New Word Invented for People Who Ignore Coronavirus Danger

A new term has been invented to describe people who ignore the warnings about the Chinese coronavirus and either seek to carry on as normal or panic buy toilet paper and pasta, regardless of whether it puts other people in danger.

Meet the COVIDIOTS.

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Sen. Josh Hawley Calls for International Probe Into China’s Coronavirus ‘Cover-Up’

It also calls on China to pay back all nations affected by coronavirus.

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US Ambassador to Poland: China Hid Truth About Coronavirus and Tried to ‘Save Face’

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) authorities did everything they could to suppress information concerning the COVID-19 outbreak, even when Chinese doctors were fighting for the lives of patients, wrote United States Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher exclusively for Polish news portal onet.pl.

In the article, the U.S. ambassador to Poland explained that the Chinese doctors who did all they could to treat the first patients were also informing the government of the appearance of a new virus “similar to SARS.”

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WHO Expert: Lock Downs Won’t Stop This Virus

A World Health Organization expert has come forward warning that lockdowns and economic depression are not going to stop this virus. Michael Ryan, who heads the WHO’s Health Emergencies Program, urged world governments to take further tyrannical measures in combating the coronavirus.

But his solution is complete global totalitarianism. Ryan wants governments to do things such as identifying people with the virus and quarantining them, forcibly if necessary. Forced quarantine with a gun to your head. “What we really need to focus on is finding those who are sick, those who have the virus, and isolate them, find their contacts and isolate them,” Ryan told the BBC on Sunday, according to Reuters.

[Comment: More lies from another globalist stooge — note how the “solution” is always more centralization and tyranny.]

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Exclusive: ‘The Thing Could be a Coronavirus Death Ship’: Australian Workers Forced to Board Chinese Cargo Carrier or ‘Lose Their Jobs’ — Despite Fears the 26 Crew on Board Hadn’t Been Tested for COVID-19

Australian workers have been forced to board a ship fresh out of China despite concerns its 26 crew had not been adequately isolated or tested for coronavirus.

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New Zealand Mosque Gunman Pleads Guilty to Murder, Terrorism

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The man who committed the worst atrocity in New Zealand’s modern history when he slaughtered 51 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques unexpectedly pleaded guilty to all charges Thursday.

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Here be Dragons: Analysis Reveals New Species in Smaug Lizard Group

Smaug, the deadly dragon in J.R.R Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” has a few living relatives. With dense, alligator-like armor, these small, real-life dragon lizards are rock-crevice recluses mostly confined to mountaintops in southern Africa.

Now, herpetologists Michael Bates, a curator at South Africa’s National Museum in Bloemfontein, and Edward Stanley of the Florida Museum of Natural History have discovered a ninth species of dragon lizard in the genus Smaug, previously mistaken for a similar-looking species, S. barbertonensis.

The new species, a heavily plated dark brown lizard with pale yellow bands, has been named Smaug swazicus, or the Swazi dragon lizard, in honor of the country of Eswatini, where most of the species’ range is located. Up to 13 inches from snout to tail tip, S. swazicus is an unusually big lizard for the region.

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At Least 60 Ethiopian Migrants Found Dead in Cargo Truck in Mozambique

At least 60 people, believed to be undocumented migrants from Ethiopia, were found dead in a cargo truck in Mozambique this week.

Authorities heard banging noises from inside the truck’s container at a checkpoint in northwestern Tete province, where it was stopped after crossing the border from neighboring Malawi. They discovered 14 survivors along with the bodies of the migrants when they opened the doors of the container.

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Bosnia Herzegovina: Bosnian Serbs Protest New Migrant Camp

Political representatives of the Federation’s Bosnian Serb community have called on the authorities of the Una-Sana Canton not to build a camp for migrants on the basis that the mostly Muslim immigrants will pose a threat to them.

There is already a migrant center in the Federation near Bihac, the largest town in Una-Sana, but approximately 3,000 migrants are currently without accommodations. The authorities want to expedite the building of a new tent camp for them due to fears about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a report at Balkan Insight.

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Construction of US-Mexico Border Wall Proceeds Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

The Trump administration is ramping up construction of its multibillion-dollar southern border wall, despite the rapidly escalating coronavirus epidemic which threatens to kill thousands of Americans and plunge the country into economic recession.

Earlier this week, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced plans to erect more than 150 miles of the 30ft border wall in Arizona, New Mexico and California — in addition to ongoing construction work at at least 15 sites across those states and Texas.

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Coronavirus: EU Urges Greek Plan for Refugee Camps

‘Equipping camps to examine suspected cases and qurantine’

(ANSAmed) — BRUSSELS, MARCH 24 — A spokesman for the European Commission said Tuesday that they were in contact with the Greek authorities in relation to the drawing up of a plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They added that the Commission is aware of the overcrowding in refugee camps on Greek islands and that Greece is equipping the camps to be able to examine suspected cases and to impose quarantine.

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Germany Closes Borders Due to Pandemic But Third World Migrants Still Welcome

Last week, Germany closed its land borders to all foreign citizens except for those providing essential services coming from France, Luxembourg, and Switzerland in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus; however, the German Ministry of the Interior has confirmed that “asylum-seekers” are still welcome in Germany in spite of the ban, according […]

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Spanish Coast Guard Rescues 37 Migrants in the Atlantic

Coast guards rescued 37 migrants in the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday (March 25), eight miles off the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.

Wearing masks and gloves, members of the Red Cross checked the body temperatures of the migrants before they were allowed to disembark.

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Sudanese Refugee Who Was Jailed for $30,000 Credit Card Fraud is Allowed to Stay in Australia Because He Has a Baby

The man, 21, was jailed in 2018 but won the right to stay in the country at an Administrative Appeals Tribunal in early March.

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Sweden: Migrants at Detention Center Riot After One Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Police last week were called to an asylum center north of Stockholm after a riot started when it was discovered that a failed asylum seeker who is set to be deported had been infected with the coronavirus.

Once this little fact became known, 10-15 detained asylum seekers began rioting at the local detention center in Märsta, north of Stockholm, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reports.

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Turkey Accused of Fueling the Corona Epidemic by Forcing Migrants to the Border With Greece

Dr Frantzman, a Middle East affairs analyst with the Jerusalem Post and U.S born academic, has said that the Turkish regime is creating a migrant crisis to distract from the heavy losses that it’s taking in northern Syra.

Frantzman has also accused Turkey of pushing a narrative that depicts Greece as the aggressor when it’s actually Turkey that’s supporting the migration crisis.

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United Kingdom Detains Nearly 100 Migrants Trying to Enter Country During Coronavirus Outbreak

United Kingdom immigration officials have detained and tested nearly 100 migrants attempting to enter the country Wednesday during the coronavirus outbreak, a report says.

Five boats carrying 84 migrants — some of whom were photographed wearing face masks — were intercepted in the English Channel early this morning, according to The Daily Mail. They later were taken to the Port of Dover for processing.

Elsewhere, 14 people were rescued by French officials after their boat became adrift following its departure from the coastal town of Boulogne-sur-Mer, the newspaper added. Their dinghy was spotted by a French Navy helicopter.

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Watch: Scenes Resembling First World War as ‘Battle of Evros’ Between Greeks, Migrants, Turks Continues

Scenes resembling the First World War are unfolding are unfolding on Europe’s frontier, with Greek border forces bathed in noxious fumes as Turkish police and, allegedly, Turkish-armed migrants bombard them with tear gas.

The Islamist president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was believed to have bought the border crisis to an end by deciding that he would not keep his side of the Graeco-Turkish frontier open for illegal migrants wishing to break into Europe anymore last Wednesday, due to the risk spreading coronavirus.

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Court Rules Free Speech Must Yield to ‘Woke’ Speech

Shawnee State University in southern Ohio (cross the bridge and you’re in Kentucky) is an open-admissions school that opened in 1986. It’s very little known, but the school’s administrators are as politically attuned to progressive sensibilities as any across the nation. A case that has arisen at Shawnee threatens to set a terrible precedent for the suppression of speech that any “woke” student claims to find harassing.

Nicholas Meriwether has been on the Shawnee faculty since 1996, teaching political science. He has risen to the rank of full professor with the equivalent of tenure. In a course on political philosophy he was teaching in 2018, he called upon an obviously male student and after the student (registered in class under the name Alena Breuning, but referred to as “Doe” in the court documents) replied, Meriwether said, “Yes, sir.” That’s all it took to set off a federal case.

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James Woods Suspended From Twitter — Again

Actor James Woods has once again landed in Twitter jail after he posted a photo allegedly showing former Florida gubernatorial candidate and CNN contributor Andrew Gillum passed out and naked in a South Beach hotel.

James Woods was locked out of his account on Tuesday, according to an individual familiar with the matter. A screenshot of his suspension notice states that he violated Twitter rules against “sharing privately produced/distributed intimate media of someone without their express consent.” The rule is commonly applied to revenge porn posted on the platform.

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Tucker: Dems Putting “Wokeness Above All” By Blocking Coronavirus Relief

Democratic legislation “uses the words diverse or diversity more than 60 times.”

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10 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/25/2020

  1. So much lying and sheer propaganda now. Paranoia. All the “loving” lefties producing many times more serious dangerous hatred. Murder massacre and mayhem gets closer and closer. No planning and preparation for the Almighty rebalancing.

  2. I wonder what the effect on a society is for generations, the best, most adventurous of that society … leave.

    It’s sad that the migrants died. And there has been so much death. Much underreported.

    Can’t they stay and make their own society better?

    • I was trying to respond to your comment, Nacly Dog, but something weird happened; maybe the Internet was overwhelmed. I’ll continue. I certainly reject Naturalherbes’ remarks; I’ve seen precious little evidence of divine intervention in human affairs.

      “Can’t they stay and make their own society better?” Well yes, in theory; ignoring (not dimissing) the research on relative differences in intelligence between human populations, cultural differences seem hugely important. Around 1960 Ghana (then the “Gold Coast”) and Singapore were British colonies; GDP per capita was higher in Ghana. Following independence, Singapore (which has no natural resouces, and imports most of its food) has streaked ahead, especially after separating from post-independence Malaysia, while Ghana, which has such resourses, is well behind, though ahead of most other former colonies in West Africa.

      Superior intellect among ethnic Chinese? Maybe (as among Ashkenazi Jews), but imho, it’s also to do with cultural attitudes. In Europe, with its Judeo-Christian heritage, specialisation meant we were able to nurture scholars and writers who challenged the status quo: hence the Reformation and the Enlightement. Which, I’m truly sorry to say, means many (maybe most) human cultures have much catching-up to do.

      I’m trying to keep this short, but must mention the theories of the American anthopologist Jared Diamond: human societies can only move past hunter-gathering if there are plants and animals present which lend themselves to domestication, leading to agriculture, producing surpluses of food and enabling specialisation (including explorers): such species were native to Europe, Asia and northern Africa- hence European (and some Asian) colonisation (as opposed to purely exploitative conquest- fill in your own candidates for inclusion in this category!) If sub-Saharan Africa, say, or South America, had been blessed with such natural resources, they’d surely have got around to colonising and enslaving us.

      • I have read Jared Diamond’s books as well; his “Guns, Germs, and Steel” is fascinating but he chooses to ignore the elephant in the room, namely that while factors such as arable land, waterways for transport, domesticable animals, etc are important for the development of advanced civilizations, native intelligence is also an extremely critical factor.

        China has had an advanced civilization for thousands of years before Christ, same goes for the lands of the Fertile Crescent. Africa never developed anything approaching a civilization, and not all of that can be blamed on the tsetse fly or the lack of natural harbors or navigable waterways. The lands of the Fertile Crescent have in fact regressed culturally and in inventiveness since becoming the Lands of the Crescent Moon. In fact, in this day and age when there is the leveling factor due to the ease with which the totality of human knowledge can be accessed anywhere in the world through the internet, there is truly no excuse for peoples to remain in torpor and tribal superstition such as is seen across almost the entirety of the Third World. In my opinion, Jared Diamond is correct on many things but he tries too hard to be politically correct to go all the way in explaining why some peoples never have managed to develop a civilization beyond the tribal savage stage.

  3. Status of COVID-19

    As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK.
    The 4 nations public health HCID group made an interim recommendation in January 2020 to classify COVID-19 as an HCID. This was based on consideration of the UK HCID criteria about the virus and the disease with information available during the early stages of the outbreak. Now that more is known about COVID-19, the public health bodies in the UK have reviewed the most up to date information about COVID-19 against the UK HCID criteria. They have determined that several features have now changed; in particular, more information is available about mortality rates (low overall), and there is now greater clinical awareness and a specific and sensitive laboratory test, the availability of which continues to increase.
    The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) is also of the opinion that COVID-19 should no longer be classified as an HCID.

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequence-infectious-diseases-hcid#status-of-covid-19

  4. Also, for those who would like to know how and why the public health establishment keeps ginning up one false emergency after another, I suggest you read the book “Inventing the AIDS Virus” (Regnery Publishing) ) by UC Berkeley Biologists Peter Duesberg and Bryan Ellison. The whole first half of the book is a chronicle of major public health blunders, who is behind them, and the willful blindness and corruption that insures that these human caused disasters keep happening over and over again. You may also wish to read a short piece in Spin Magazine by Bryan Ellison about the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) and all the phony panics they have caused, and the human dissasters that followed. The book, however, is far more detailed, and should be read by every red blooded American who is beginning to suspect that their is something dangeroysly wrong with our public health establishment.

    http://www.virusmyth.com/aids/hiv/beeis.htm

  5. For further glimpse of how are corrupt, socialist Public Health establishment operates, you may also wish to read the following interview by former UC Berkeley Biologist (and conservative) Bryan Ellison. Forget about all the references to AIDS (at least for the moment) and concentrate on what he says about how our enemies in the Public Health Establishment operate…

    http://whale.to/c/interview_bryan_ellison.html

  6. Nkrumah of Ghana almost made it? Today’s Muslim migrants see only divine intervention at work. The Western European useful idiot dogooder is a gift from Alah. Dogooders work. Man do they work. I imagine in a time sooner rather than later human intervention will attempt to separate one from the other.

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