Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/4/2020

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has given permission for people who violate the coronavirus lockdown to be shot by security forces. Meanwhile, it looks as though Spain may be passing the peak of the disease, after the death rate declined again. Also, the Mexican brewery that makes Corona beer has shut down production, after the government ordered the closure of non-essential businesses. And Donald Trump said he wants NFL season to start on time.

In other news, there is no news worthy of note other than the ChiCom flu news.

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

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Financial Crisis
» ‘Australia Will Never be the Same’: Why the Coronavirus Crisis is Six Times Worse Than the GFC and Could Leave the Nation With $300Bn Deficit, A Massive Recession and One in 10 Workers Unemployed
» Chilling Prospect for Proud Sydney and Melbourne Home Owners: How House Prices Could Fall by 50% as Coronavirus Brings on a Depression — and Why Perth Will Emerge Stronger
» Finns Warned World’s Best-Funded Welfare State Collapsing Under Virus-Triggered Mass Unemployment
» Italy: I Care About Solutions, Not Names — Di Maio on Coronabonds
 
USA
» Charlie Daniels: Politicians the Worst Coronavirus ‘Scammers, Gougers, Hoarders’
» Court Hears Final Arguments in Laura Loomer and Freedom Watch’s Censorship Suit Against Google, Facebook, Twitter
» Cuomo to Seize Privately Held Masks and Ventilators, Scoffs at Legal Threats
» Dr Drew Apologizes for Downplaying Coronavirus Then Tries to Copyright Claim the Evidence
» Fauci on January 21: Coronavirus “Not a Major Threat … Not Something Citizens of U.S. Should be Worried About”
» GA Man Pleads Guilty to Plotting Missile Attacks on White House, Other U.S. Monuments
» Google Sued for Allegedly Collecting Children’s Biometric Data Through Classroom Products, Including Face Scans, “Voiceprints”
» In the New Age of Deception, COVID-19 Has Hastened the Old Collectivism
» It Begins: Judges Order Infected Citizens to Wear Ankle Monitors and Stay at Home
» New Cuomo Executive Order Will Have Military Take Ventilators From Rural Hospitals to NYC
» See it: Teens Flout NYC Social Distancing Rules in Brooklyn Street Brawl
» South Dakota State Representative Dies From Coronavirus, First Sitting U.S. Lawmaker to Die After Testing Positive for COVID-19
» The Time Has Come for Some Answers About the Coronavirus Pandemic
» Trump Fires Ukrainegate Inspector General Who Helped Initiate Impeachment
» Trump Wants NFL Season to Start on Time: ESPN
» Trump Fires Intelligence IG Who Alerted Congress to Ukraine Phone Call
 
Europe and the EU
» Are Lockdowns Working?
» Austria: Police Targeted in Multiple Coronavirus Spitting Attacks
» Coronavirus: Record Fall in Air Traffic in March
» Coronavirus: Spain ‘Close to Passing Peak’ As Deaths Fall Again
» EU President Apologises to Italy as Anger Against Political Bloc Grows
» EU’s Food Safety Authority Approves Food Made From Insects
» ‘F***ing Swede’
» Former British Supreme Court Justice: “This is What a Police State is Like”
» Germany Fails Its Heroes — 2,300 Hospital Workers Infected With Corona
» Germany Could Punish Tailors for Making Masks
» Hungary: Orban Strikes Back at EU Criticism on Emergency Powers
» Italian Catholics Protest Church’s Capitulation to State Worship Ban
» Italy Removes EU Flags Over Coronavirus Response
» Italy: Rome Mayor Boasts of Record Sanctions Against Citizens Breaking Lockdown
» Italy: Photo Essay: Rome as Coronavirus Ghost Town
» Keir Starmer Chosen to Lead UK’s Labour Party Amid Pandemic
» Somali Stabs to Death 7yo UK Girl in Park in Broad Daylight for No Reason, Just Because She Was Blond
» Spain: One Town Still Has No Coronavirus Cases
» Terror Suspect Shouting ‘Alluhu Akbar’ Stabs Two to Death in French Town Locked Down by Coronavirus Lockdown Then Yells ‘Kill Me’ As He is Arrested by Armed Police
» Two Dead in France Stabbing Attack
» UK: 7-Year-Old Girl Stabbed to Death by Somali National
» UK: London NHS Trust: Coronavirus Intensive Care Only for Those ‘Reasonably Certain’ To Live
» UK: Labour MP Criticised for Funeral Gathering Despite Coronavirus
» US Hijacks Face Masks Meant for France
» Vatican Exploits COVID-19 as Excuse to Undermine Nationalism and Promote One-World Globalism
 
Balkans
» EU Betrays Serbia Again, Withholds Medical Equipment, Russia and China Step in
» Europe Has a Serbia-Sized China Problem
 
North Africa
» Tunisia: Homage to First Woman Gynecologist in Arab World
 
Middle East
» Coronavirus: World Bank Approves Urgent Loan to Lebanon
 
South Asia
» Muslims Clash With Baton-Wielding Police Outside a Mosque as They Try to Enforce Pakistan’s New Coronavirus Lockdown During Friday Prayers
 
Far East
» ‘Beijing Uses a Toxic Brew of Lies and Fear to Maintain Power’: Britain Risks Paying a Very High Price if We Stay in Hock to China, Says Tom Tugendhat
» China’s Toxic Lackey: Once a Mugabe Apologist, This Week He Boasted of His Friendship With Lady Gaga.
» China Appointed to U.N. Human Rights Council Panel Despite Human Rights Abuses, Coronavirus Cover-Up
» Coronavirus: About 130 Riot Police in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Region Ordered Into Quarantine
» COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic
» Hong Kong: Dubious Arrest of Pro-Democracy Politician
» Philippines President Gives Authorities Okay to Shoot Those Violating Coronavirus Lockdown Orders
» Videoconferencing App Zoom Routed User Data Through China by ‘Mistake’
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australian Politicians Launch Brutal Attack on the Chinese Communist Party for ‘Failing to Contain the Coronavirus’
» Beach Bums! Sydneysiders Ignore Social Distancing Rules as They Flock to Bondi to Lap Up the Final Days of Summer — Risking Massive Fines for Breaking Coronavirus Lockdown Rules
» Moment an Infuriated Neighbour Confronts a Group of Backpackers as They Brazenly Break Social-Distancing Rules Outside a Hostel
» Shocking Moment Hoarders Fill Five Shopping Trolleys With Baby Formula at a Coles Supermarket in a Westfield Shopping Centre
» Time to Ship Out: Inside Australia’s Biggest Peace Time Maritime Operation Removing Five Cruise Liners From Sydney Harbour Following the Ruby Princess Coronavirus Fiasco
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Coronavirus Hits African Despots Hard Now They Can No Longer Fly Abroad to Have Expensive Medical Treatment
 
Latin America
» Corona Beer Stops Production Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
 
Immigration
» Council of Europe: Migrants Must be Released From Detention
» EU Tells Eastern Europe it’s Illegal Not to Take Invaders, Vows Sanctions and Fines
» France: Migrant-Populated District of Paris Sees 200 Fines Daily for Lockdown Violations
» Germany Pushes to Import More Migrants Amid Pandemic
» Greece Ends Suspension of New Asylum Applications
» Greece: Boat Carrying 39 Migrants Lands on Lesbos Island
» Sudanese Migrant Kills 2 During Knife Attack in Southeastern France
» UCLA Student Drops ‘Indoctrinating’ Class After Prof’s Instruction to Advocate for Illegal Immigrants
 
Culture Wars
» Court: Christian Midwives Can be Denied Job for Not Performing Abortions
» Prof Encourages Students to File ‘Bias Reports’ If They Hear Someone Say ‘Chinese Virus’
» Waves of Mutilation: Medical Tyranny and the Cashless Society
 

‘Australia Will Never be the Same’: Why the Coronavirus Crisis is Six Times Worse Than the GFC and Could Leave the Nation With $300Bn Deficit, A Massive Recession and One in 10 Workers Unemployed

Economists fear the aftershock of the coronavirus outbreak could be far worse than the effects of the global financial crash of 2007.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Chilling Prospect for Proud Sydney and Melbourne Home Owners: How House Prices Could Fall by 50% as Coronavirus Brings on a Depression — and Why Perth Will Emerge Stronger

Bestselling author Harry Dent, who predicted the US real estate bubble before the GFC, said Australian house prices would halve as coronavirus caused a depression.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Finns Warned World’s Best-Funded Welfare State Collapsing Under Virus-Triggered Mass Unemployment

On March 30, Finland said it would extend its countrywide shutdown until May 13 from April 13. It appears strict social distancing and quarantines are working, but it comes at a massive economic cost. Now we’re beginning to learn that the country’s welfare system is cracking and cannot handle the influx of unemployed.

Finland has recorded 1,615 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths, by far, some of the lowest numbers when compared to the rest of Europe.

There are signs that restrictions on civilian movement are working, Mika Salminen, the director of health security at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), told reporters at a government press conference on April 1.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: I Care About Solutions, Not Names — Di Maio on Coronabonds

‘Other countries too, from US to Germany and France’

(ANSA) — Rome, April 3 — Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said in a long interview with Der Spiegel Friday that his main concern was finding a solution to the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus at the EU level and was flexible about what form that took. “Coronabonds? I don’t care how we call the instruments to combat the crisis,” he said. “We must find the best instrument and react together to the worsening of the economic crisis. “We need all the strength of the EU and the guarantees of European States to make Europe’s future safe.

“At the moment we must first of all guarantee liquidity to our firms, that jobs remain assured and that wages are guaranteed, I take the opportunity to thanks Germany for taking in Italian patients but no one is guilty if we are faced with a pandemic and if we have 13,000 deaths.

“Italy now expects a joint response to this pain, that is touching everyone, because the situation is heavy also in Germany, France and Spain”.

Di Maio said Italy’s acceptance of aid from countries including Russia and China would not lead to new geopolitical alliances.

“China helped us a lot in the first phase” of the coronavirus emergency but “also many other countries supported us, as well as the Russians, for example Albania, Cuba and Poland. Protective equipment arrived from France, Germany is welcoming Italian patients and American President Trump wants to support us with 100 million dollars,” he said. “Italy has always been a bridge between the East and West, but we remain in the Euro-Atlantic Alliance”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Charlie Daniels: Politicians the Worst Coronavirus ‘Scammers, Gougers, Hoarders’

Country-rock superstar Charlie Daniels, whose full schedule of concerts at the age of 83 has been suspended because of the coronavirus, blasted “scammers, gougers and hoarders” seeking a quick profit amid the crisis.

In his weekly Soap Box column, he makes it clear that the worst among the scammers who target “the most vulnerable and helpless among us” are the politicians.

Some Americans, he said, are getting their hands on scarce and vital products and jacking up the price up to ten times its worth. Others are simply buying much more than they need “with no thought or concern about who they are depriving.”

“Then there are the politicians who try to gain political advantages by playing the blame game, who lack the honesty to admit their own faults,” he said.

“Nobody personifies the worst in America more than Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff who are, even now in the middle of a situation that threatens America’s health and economy and it affects every man, woman and child in the nation, are making plans to hold a hearing on President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The words I would need to express the contempt I have for them are not in my vocabulary,” he said.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Court Hears Final Arguments in Laura Loomer and Freedom Watch’s Censorship Suit Against Google, Facebook, Twitter

Congressional candidate Laura Loomer and conservative non-profit Freedom Watch urged the District of Columbia (DC) Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday to resurrect their anti-conservative bias lawsuit which accuses Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter of “intentionally and willfully suppress politically conservative content.”

The lawsuit also alleges that the tech giants have violated the First Amendment, the Sherman Act (an anti-competitive monopoly law), and DC’s public accommodation law (which prohibits acts performed wholly or partially for a discriminatory reason).

The suit argues that Loomer suffered “severe financial injury” as a result of being banned from these platforms and that these tech platforms are limiting how many people are shown content from Freedom Watch.

Initially, the suit was dismissed in March 2019 with a DC federal judge finding that it did not present justifiable and legal claims about the social media companies’ alleged political and ideological bias.

However, in August 2019 a DC Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to hear the merits of this anti-conservative bias lawsuit.

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

Cuomo to Seize Privately Held Masks and Ventilators, Scoffs at Legal Threats

As coronavirus tears through its new epicenter of New York, the state’s top leader is now using his authority to thuggishly secure needed medical equipment.

No, Gov. Andrew Cuomo won’t be taking a stiffer stance at the negotiation table, but will be seizing gear that the state needs from private hands. The targeted items include ventilators and personal protective gear.

According to The Associated Press, Cuomo announced the move Friday, vowing to sign an executive order giving him the power to raid companies and private hospitals for the gear.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Dr Drew Apologizes for Downplaying Coronavirus Then Tries to Copyright Claim the Evidence

Well-known media personality Dr Drew Pinsky apologized today after his comments that compared coronavirus to the flu, saying that he “got it wrong.”

“My early comments about equating coronavirus with influenza were wrong. They were incorrect. I was part of a chorus that was saying that. And we were wrong. And I want to apologize for that,” Dr. Drew said in a Periscope video shared to his Twitter account Saturday. “I wish I had gotten it right, but I got it wrong.”

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

Fauci on January 21: Coronavirus “Not a Major Threat … Not Something Citizens of U.S. Should be Worried About”

As mainstream media and Democrats ramp up their efforts to blame the Trump administration for being too slow to act and failing to curtail the spread of COVID-19, Fox News Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume on Friday shared a video of an interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci — the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, advocate of nationwide lock-downs, and face of the coronavirus response who is widely respected on both sides of the aisle — saying on January 21 that the virus was not a major threat, and not something that Americans should be worried about.

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

GA Man Pleads Guilty to Plotting Missile Attacks on White House, Other U.S. Monuments

A Georgia man accused of premeditated missile attacks on the White House and other U.S. monuments pleaded guilty Wednesday, according to federal prosecutors.

Hasher Jallal Taheb, 23, was arrested in January 2019 after a year of being under investigation by the FBI.

Local law enforcement near Buford, Georgia contacted the FBI in March 2018 after it received a tip that Taheb had embraced a radical Muslim worldview.

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

Google Sued for Allegedly Collecting Children’s Biometric Data Through Classroom Products, Including Face Scans, “Voiceprints”

Google is being sued for allegedly collecting children’s biometric data, including face scans and “voiceprints,” through the company’s classroom products.

Two children from Illinois filed a lawsuit through their father Thursday claiming that Google had violated the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which regulates the use of facial recognition and other biometric technologies.

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

In the New Age of Deception, COVID-19 Has Hastened the Old Collectivism

At the very end of last year, I wrote a New Year’s piece entitled “America is Over But You Knew That Already”, whereby various “cracks and water in the nation’s foundation” were explored. In that article, I said: “winter is finally here” along with these words:

Exactly how and when America’s foundational stones will shatter in the coming months is anyone’s guess, but do know this: When Progressive Democrats, and an activist mainstream media, stage a third-world impeachment trial of a U.S. President while reverently citing the words of the nation’s long-dead founders who were, by their own definition, privileged white males and racist slave owners — the end is nigh.

In a later article, six reasons were explored as to why the COVID-19 virus failed “the sniff test” along with the coincidental timing that marked the rise of the virus:…[the first COVID-19 death outside of China] was one day before the Iowa Caucuses were held (2-3-2020) where the results were massaged to raise Mayor Pete over Bernie and bump Biden to the bare minimum viability.

It was also two days before the Diamond Princess cruise ship was quarantined in Japan … and three days before Trump was acquitted in the Senate.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019-nCoV outbreak a global health emergency on January 30, 2020 when China’s death count was 213. How did they know? Regardless, the next day, President Trump declared the outbreak a public health emergency and restricted travel from China even as the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, cited “8,000 deaths in the U.S. this season” from influenza.

Yet, in spite of COVID-19 being deemed infectious enough for WHO to declare a global health emergency, and Trump to declare a public health emergency, American citizens were evacuated from ground zero in Wuhan China and flown to March Air Reserve Base in Southern California. Additionally, over “300 U.S. citizens and their immediate family members” were transported from the Diamond Princess ship to Travis Air Force Base in Northern California, Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, and the University of Nebraska.

Next, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a COVID-19 infected former Diamond Princess passenger who was “mistakenly” allowed to spend two hours at a San Antonio mall.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

It Begins: Judges Order Infected Citizens to Wear Ankle Monitors and Stay at Home

According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, two Kentucky circuit court judges have used their power to tag and monitor infected people who have broken quarantine.

Of the three people fitted with ankle monitors and ordered to stay home, two have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The other individual does not even have the novel coronavirus, but is a family member of one of the infected Kentuckians.

The individuals were ordered to wear the devices by judges after they were believed to have left their homes instead of self-isolating, and in one case checked out of the hospital after testing positive.

Now, these innocent people risk arrest if they break quarantine again.

The move sets a shocking precedent, one that is seemingly unheard of in the United States, but appears to follow a Kentucky law that gives county health officials the power to force isolation in certain cases.

The order is presented as being an appropriate measure for extreme circumstances, but it’s a shockingly authoritarian response to this “crime.”

While the low-tech solution of an ankle monitor may seem scary, the real horror show starts when big tech steps in.

Instead of forcing people into wearing a monitoring device, companies like Google can simply use data pouring out of cell phones — devices already attached at the hip of most people.

According to Reuters, the tech giant harvested location data from billions of users’ phones to better help officials gauge the effects of quarantines and lockdowns.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New Cuomo Executive Order Will Have Military Take Ventilators From Rural Hospitals to NYC

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he would sign an executive order Friday allowing the National Guard to take ventilators and personal protective equipment from hospitals that are not in urgent need of the equipment and send the supplies to areas that have been hit harder by the coronavirus…

Republican legislators in Erie County said Cuomo’s order “is extremely troubling.”

“Other parts of the state are in more advanced stages of this public health crisis and may display a greater need for our resources today than we do. However, that scenario might be different two days from now,” the Erie County Legislature Minority Caucus said in a statement.

“We cannot allow the state to confiscate our public health resources by force and redistribute them to New York City. The offer to pay for them only adds insult to injury. Once they are taken, we will not get them back when we need them, and clearly none are available for purchase.”

The statement added, “We want to help, but if we hit our peak while our resources are elsewhere, Erie County residents will die. We cannot let that happen.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

See it: Teens Flout NYC Social Distancing Rules in Brooklyn Street Brawl

A group of teens were caught on camera flouting social distancing rules as they brawled outside a Brooklyn apartment building, video posted on social media shows.

The nearly two and a half-minute clip recorded Thursday afternoon and posted on Facebook shows nearly two dozen teens pushing, shoving and punching each other outside an apartment building on Mother Gaston Blvd. near Eastern Parkway in Brownsville.

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

South Dakota State Representative Dies From Coronavirus, First Sitting U.S. Lawmaker to Die After Testing Positive for COVID-19

South Dakota state representative Bob Glanzer died from coronavirus Friday night.

Glanzer, 74, is the second member of his family to die from COVID-19, The Associated Press reported.

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

The Time Has Come for Some Answers About the Coronavirus Pandemic

This nation is choosing to plunge millions of people into depression, heart attacks, suicide and unbelievable stress, and the people deserve some unvarnished answers and transparency.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Fires Ukrainegate Inspector General Who Helped Initiate Impeachment

President Trump on Friday fired the intelligence community inspector general, Michael Atkinson, who brought a hearsay whistleblower complaint to Congressional Democrats, kicking off President Trump’s impeachment.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Wants NFL Season to Start on Time: ESPN

In a Saturday afternoon conference call with 12 major sports bosses, President Trump said he thinks the NFL season should start on time in September, and hopes to have fans back in stadiums and arenas by August or September, ESPN reports, citing sources familiar with the call.

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

Trump Fires Intelligence IG Who Alerted Congress to Ukraine Phone Call

In a letter delivered to intelligence committees of both the Senate and House Friday evening, President Trump announced his decision to “remove from office the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, effective 30 days from today.”

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

Are Lockdowns Working?

by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley

[…]

To demonstrate the extent to which mitigation measures are or are not working, the benchmark test calculates the mean daily compound growth rate in confirmed cases of infection for successive seven-day periods ending on every day from March 14 to the present. Here is the test for the world excluding China and occupied Tibet (whose Communist regime cannot be trusted to tell the truth about case numbers, or about anything else much); for the United States, and for the two worst-affected European nations, Italy and Spain: …

The reason for the success in South Korea is that, following the SARS epidemic, the public health authorities fully understood the paramount importance of very widespread testing, immediate isolation of carriers and vigorous contact-tracing, including use of the cellphone network to identify where the carriers had been and whom they had met. The EU has picked up this idea, though the UK — in this as in much else — lags behind.

In particular, ever since the SARS epidemic the Korean public health authorities have maintained a very large testing capacity. They activated it as soon as they realized that the director of the World Health Organization, who has close links to the Peking regime and had as recently as January been parroting Chinese propaganda to the effect that the virus could not be transmitted from human to human, could not be relied upon.

Britain will be calling for an independent investigation of the WHO’s gross misconduct in this affair as soon as the pandemic is under control.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

Austria: Police Targeted in Multiple Coronavirus Spitting Attacks

Police officers in the Austrian capital of Vienna were the victims of three spitting attacks in a single day, with one of the criminals testing positive for the Chinese coronavirus.

All the attacks took place on Wednesday, with the first at a supermarket in the 13th district of Hietzing. A 24-year-old foreigner spat at officers while they arrested him for shoplifting, with the assailant claiming to have not only coronavirus but also hepatitis and AIDS.

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

Coronavirus: Record Fall in Air Traffic in March

65.9% down compared to EU average of 41.1%

(ANSA)- Brussels, April 1 — Italy showed the biggest fall in air traffic in Europe in March, Eurocontrol said Wednesday.

Italy had a record fall of 65.9% in the number of planes flying with respect to a year ago, while the European average was 41.1%, the pan-European flight control organization said.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Coronavirus: Spain ‘Close to Passing Peak’ As Deaths Fall Again

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says the country is “close to passing the peak of infections” as the number of coronavirus deaths fell for the second day in a row.

Mr Sanchez also extended lockdown measures until 25 April, saying the restrictions were “saving lives”.

The toll of 809 deaths in one day is the lowest in Spain for a week.

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

EU President Apologises to Italy as Anger Against Political Bloc Grows

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has apologised to Italy for a lack of solidarity over the Chinese coronavirus outbreak, as anger towards the political bloc grows.

President von der Leyen acknowledged that Italy has been the hardest hit by the Wuhan virus outbreak in the European Union, saying: “Italians are demonstrating their mutual solidarity in everyday life with thousands of small gestures — at the same time discreet and heroic.”

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

EU’s Food Safety Authority Approves Food Made From Insects

It is being billed as the long-awaited breakthrough moment in European gastronomy for mealworm burgers, locust aperitifs and cricket granola. Within weeks the EU’s European Food Safety Authority is expected by the insect industry to endorse whole or ground mealworms, lesser mealworms, locusts, crickets and grasshoppers as being safe for human consumption. The ruling is […] [Comment: When shoppers don’t buy the insect burgers, manufacturers will begin “supplementing” insects into the regularly manufactured food using different names — like “protein”. This was the goal all along — not the selling of insect burger pattis.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘F***ing Swede’

by Judith Bergman

A new kind of crime is making the headlines in Sweden, in Swedish known as förnedringsrån. Förnedring means “humiliation” and rån means “robbery.” The victims of these “humiliation robberies” are almost always children or teenagers.

In Gothenburg, a criminal gang of youths forced their victim to kiss the gang leader’s feet, while they filmed him. After that, they stamped on his face until he passed out.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Former British Supreme Court Justice: “This is What a Police State is Like”

The former Supreme Court Justice Jonathan Sumption, QC, has denounced the police response to the coronavirus, saying the country is suffering ‘collective hysteria’.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Germany Fails Its Heroes — 2,300 Hospital Workers Infected With Corona

So far, according to the Robert-Koch institute, 2,300 cases of COVID-19 infections have been recorded among doctors and caregivers in Germany, Süddeutsche Zeitung reports.

The real number could be much higher, however. Consequences for sick people could be devastating.

Many private practices have already shut down because doctors and their personnel have contracted the virus and have fallen ill.

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

Germany Could Punish Tailors for Making Masks

Like the rest of the world, masks are badly needed right now in Germany due to the coronavirus pandemic. Shockingly, kind-hearted German tailors who are helping to meet the country’s increased demand could soon find themselves in trouble

To give masks away or to sell them, they must be correctly labeled. The claim is: “The more the belief takes over that simple masks help to slow down the spread of the coronavirus the more companies or self-employed people switch to making cloth masks.”

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

Hungary: Orban Strikes Back at EU Criticism on Emergency Powers

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s prime minister struck back at his critics in the European Union, saying he has “no time” for dealing with some of them during the coronavirus pandemic and accusing others of wanting to “loot” the country.

A law approved this week by the Hungarian parliament gave Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government the power to rule by decree for as long as a state of emergency declared over the virus remains in place. The legislation drew wide condemnation, including from the EU, the U.N. and rights groups.

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

Italian Catholics Protest Church’s Capitulation to State Worship Ban

ROME — More and more Catholics in Italy are voicing their disappointment with Church leadership in the face of violations of religious liberty, including the classification of worship as a nonessential activity.

As Breitbart News reported, the Italian government declared this week that praying in church is not a sufficient reason to leave one’s residence under the coronavirus lockdown, unlike activities such as purchasing cigarettes, walking a dog, or going to the supermarket.

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

Italy Removes EU Flags Over Coronavirus Response

More and more Italians are becoming disillusioned with the European Union, feeling that there has been a complete lack of support from the bloc in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, The Daily Sabah reports. Videos on social media have circulated showing the people of the Mediterranean country removing the EU flag and replacing it with […]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Rome Mayor Boasts of Record Sanctions Against Citizens Breaking Lockdown

ROME — Rome’s mayor, Virginia Raggi, boasts on social media that police have conducted a record number of stops of citizens and handed out hundreds of hefty fines for those judged to be in non-compliance with the coronavirus lockdown.

“In Rome, in less than a month of coronavirus emergency, the local police have carried out more than 400,000 checks and discovered 664 miscreants. I thank all the agents for the great work they are doing during these delicate days,” Ms Raggi tweeted on Friday.

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

Italy: Photo Essay: Rome as Coronavirus Ghost Town

ROME — The streets of Rome were deserted the day before Palm Sunday, wiped antiseptically clean by fears of the coronavirus and, even more, of draconian measures instituted by the state to keep citizens confined to their homes.

The following photos were all taken during a one-and-a-half-hour period on Saturday between 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on a warm sunny day at a time of year when tourists and pilgrims would have normally flooded Rome to take advantage of Holy Week festivities and delightful weather.

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

Keir Starmer Chosen to Lead UK’s Labour Party Amid Pandemic

LONDON (AP) — Lawyer and lawmaker Keir Starmer was elected leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party on Saturday by a decisive margin, after a contest thrown into turmoil by the coronavirus outbreak.

A special conference to announce the winner was scrapped when the nation went into lockdown, and the news came in a press release accompanied by a pre-recorded acceptance speech.

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

Somali Stabs to Death 7yo UK Girl in Park in Broad Daylight for No Reason, Just Because She Was Blond

A seven-year-old British girl was stabbed to death by a Somali woman in a park on Mother’s Day, Sunday, March 22nd, a coroner was told during a court hearing. Emily Jones, the victim, was riding her scooter in the Queen’s Park, Heaton while on an outing with her father when she was senselessly and viciously […]

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Spain: One Town Still Has No Coronavirus Cases

Spain currently has the most confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in Europe, and the second-highest death toll after Italy. But there is one town that has resisted the pandemic so far.

Zahara de la Sierra, in Andalusia between Seville and Gibraltar, has a population of 1,400 and is a popular tourist destination. As of now it has reported zero coronavirus cases — perhaps because the town has enacted severe entrance restrictions. A state of emergency has already been declared by the national government, but Zahara has gone further than anywhere else in Spain in trying to keep the virus out.

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Terror Suspect Shouting ‘Alluhu Akbar’ Stabs Two to Death in French Town Locked Down by Coronavirus Lockdown Then Yells ‘Kill Me’ As He is Arrested by Armed Police

A Sudanese refugee was in custody in France today after stabbing two people to death and wounding seven others in a suspected lone wolf terrorist attack during the coronavirus lockdown.

The bloodbath took place in the town of Romans-sur-Isère, which is south of the eastern city of Lyon, late on Saturday morning.

It corresponded to numerous suicidal knife attacks carried out by Islamic State-linked terrorists in France in recent years.

This time, the 33-year-old — who has been identified as Abdallah A.O — was heard to shout ‘Alluhu Akbar’ — Arabic for ‘God is the Greatest’ — before lashing out with a blade.

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Two Dead in France Stabbing Attack

A man went on the rampage with a knife in a town in southeastern France on Saturday, killing two people and wounding five in what President Emmanuel Macron called “an odious act”.

The reasons behind the attack remain unclear although Interior Minister Christophe Castaner spoke of the suspect’s “terrorist journey”.

The assailant, understood to be a refugee from Sudan, was arrested after the attack in the town of Romans-sur-Isere.

Armed with a knife, the suspect went into a tobacco shop where he attacked the owner, town mayor Marie-Helene Thoraval told AFP.

“His wife got involved and she was wounded as well,” she said.

The assailant then went into a butcher’s shop where he took another knife before heading to the town centre where he entered another store.

“He took a knife, jumped over the counter, and stabbed a customer, then ran away”, the shop owner Ludovic Breyton told AFP.

“My wife tried to help the victim but in vain.”

According to witnesses cited by the local radio station France Bleu Drome Ardeche, the attacker shouted “Allah Akbar!” as he attacked his victims.

David Olivier Reverdy, assistant national secretary of the National Police Alliance union, said the assailant had called on police to kill him when they came to arrest him…

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UK: 7-Year-Old Girl Stabbed to Death by Somali National

A seven-year-old British girl was stabbed to death by a Somali woman in a park on Mother’s Day, Sunday, March 22nd, a coroner was told during a court hearing.

Emily Jones, the victim, was riding her scooter in the Queen’s Park, Heaton while on an outing with her father when she was senselessly and viciously attacked by a 30-year-old Somali woman, English regional newspaper Bolton News reports.

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UK: London NHS Trust: Coronavirus Intensive Care Only for Those ‘Reasonably Certain’ To Live

A National Health Service (NHS) hospital in London has admitted that it is limiting intensive care treatment for coronavirus only to those “reasonably certain” to survive, meaning some elderly people may not receive support.

In a signal that British health services are starting to restrict criteria for intensive care unit (ICU) treatment, Imperial College Healthcare said that “very poorly patients with coronavirus may need to be on a ventilator for extended periods” and claimed that “this would not be in their best interests”.

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UK: Labour MP Criticised for Funeral Gathering Despite Coronavirus

Tahir Ali, a Labour MP for Birmingham Wood Green, has been criticised by West Midlands Police commissioner David Jamieson for defying the coronavirus lockdown and attending a funeral with over 100 mourners, Birmingham Live reports.

Jamieson said the MP’s “totally irresponsible” actions were “letting his constituents down.” Tahir Ali confirmed he was present for the funeral prayers which led to cemetery staff worried about the size of the gathering and possibly a lack of social distancing to call the police. However, officers said the mourners were in family groups and observing social distancing measures to reduce the risk of infection.

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US Hijacks Face Masks Meant for France

A shipment of protective surgical masks being sent from China, intended to help combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in France, was diverted by American agents.

The masks were about to be loaded onto cargo planes in Shanghai for delivery in northeastern France on Thursday when they were purchased by American agents for a higher price instead, according to a report by The Guardian.

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Vatican Exploits COVID-19 as Excuse to Undermine Nationalism and Promote One-World Globalism

A joint statement issued by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (PASS) on March 20 reveals that the Vatican is attempting to exploit the current COVID-19 ‘crisis’ to further erase national borders, while promoting the Rothschild’s ‘green’ New World Order: Under the heading “Responding to the Pandemic, Lessons […]

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EU Betrays Serbia Again, Withholds Medical Equipment, Russia and China Step in

Serbia has been betrayed by the Europeans, again. This time around, the Europeans did not bomb Serbian civilians, they simply refused to sell the meds needed to respond to the crisis. President Aleksandar Vucic has now officially declared that the EU solidarity “exists only on paper”. He then openly appealed for China to help, and […]

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Europe Has a Serbia-Sized China Problem

by Luka Ivan Jukic

“Thank you Brother Xi!” reads a massive billboard in central Belgrade. Brother Xi naturally refers to Chinese President Xi Jinping, and the thanks for a shipment of essential medical equipment. But why brother? According to Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Xi Jinping is exactly that. A brother of Serbia.

Serbia’s Embrace of its ‘Chinese Brothers’

In a speech announcing a nationwide state of emergency from mid-March, President Vucic declared European solidarity a “fairy-tale” and something that “does not exist”, before begging his “Chinese brothers” for help. The Chinese responded in due course, sending a plane full of medical equipment which Vucic greeted at the airport with glee. The spectacle was broadcast on national TV, complete with dozens of Chinese and Serbian flags and speeches by Chinese ambassadors to Serbia, both former and current.

The affection was not one-sided either. China’s former ambassador insisted “all of China and her people love Serbia” and that Serbia and China are “one family, truly.” Various Serbian media outlets have bizarrely even claimed that over a billion people had watched a clip of the event (As of March 31st the video has about 150,000 views). Serbia’s stance towards China during this pandemic has left many observers puzzled, but this love affair is nothing new…

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Tunisia: Homage to First Woman Gynecologist in Arab World

Her image on 10-dinar banknote

(ANSAmed) — TUNIS, APRIL 2 — The new 10-dinar banknotes that have started circulating in Tunisia portray the image of a woman — a novelty in the Arab world. The woman is Doctor Tawhida Ben Cheikh (1909-2010), a fundamental figure in Arab modern medicine, a pediatrician and the first woman to become a gynecologist in Tunisia and North Africa. The doctor is well-known for her stance in favor of sexual education and birth control and for promoting women’s rights.

After graduating in medicine in Paris in 1936, she returned to Tunisia where she worked in the public sector for a long time, visiting poor women in Tunisian villages for free.

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Coronavirus: World Bank Approves Urgent Loan to Lebanon

To buy ventilators and COVID-19 tests

BEIRUT — The World Bank on Friday announced that it had approved 40-million-dollar loan to support the country suffering from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Lebanese Ministry of Public Health also announced the news. The loan will serve to buy ventilators and tests for COVID-19 to give to public hospitals in Lebanon.

Lebanon has limited capacity for conducting the tests and so far 508 cases have been found and 17 people who tested positive for the virus have died. However, the figure might be higher. Lebanese media reported that of this “urgent” 40 million dollars actually comes from a 120-million-dollar fund already allocated to Lebanon as part of a project called “Lebanon Health Resilience Project”.

The 40 million dollars were made available through an emergency mechanism in light of the ongoing crisis. Underway since 2017, the project is supposed to end in 2023 and involves support for Lebanese public healthcare, which is especially disadvantaged compared with private hospitals, much more expensive for the lower class.

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Muslims Clash With Baton-Wielding Police Outside a Mosque as They Try to Enforce Pakistan’s New Coronavirus Lockdown During Friday Prayers

Pakistani Muslims clashed with baton-wielding police (pictured, clash in Karachi) trying to enforce new curbs on gatherings to prevent Friday prayers and contain coronavirus infections, officials said.

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‘Beijing Uses a Toxic Brew of Lies and Fear to Maintain Power’: Britain Risks Paying a Very High Price if We Stay in Hock to China, Says Tom Tugendhat

TOM TUGENDHAT: We are all paying the price for Beijing’s decision to ignore the science, prioritise trade — and put the rest of the world’s health at risk.

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China’s Toxic Lackey: Once a Mugabe Apologist, This Week He Boasted of His Friendship With Lady Gaga.

The head of the WHO stands accused of putting lives at risk by parroting China’s lies and failing to expose it’s cover-ups, writes IAN BIRRELL

IAN BIRRELL: The Great Hall of the People has held many historic events since it was built six decades ago as a symbol of Communist Party power.

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China Appointed to U.N. Human Rights Council Panel Despite Human Rights Abuses, Coronavirus Cover-Up

China has been given a seat at a U.N. Human Rights Council panel where it will help vet candidates for important posts dealing with freedom of speech, health, enforced disappearances, and arbitrary detention, despite its egregious human rights record and recent cover-up of its coronavirus outbreak, both of which have and will continue to cost the world countless lives.

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Coronavirus: About 130 Riot Police in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Region Ordered Into Quarantine

Nearly all members of a regional anti-riot squad in Hong Kong will be placed under quarantine for two weeks after an officer involved in mass arrests at the site of an anti-government protest earlier this week was confirmed to be infected on Saturday.

About 130 of the elite team tackling disorder in the West Kowloon region will be out of action and their jobs covered by officers from other districts.

A 46-year-old sergeant from the Police Tactical Unit (PTU) of West Kowloon region was confirmed as infected on Saturday.

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus Cases:

1,201,963

view by country

Deaths:

64,727

Recovered:

246,638

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Hong Kong: Dubious Arrest of Pro-Democracy Politician

(New York) — Hong Kong authorities’ arrest of a pro-democracy figure for “seditious intent” heightens concerns of a renewed crackdown on the 2019 protest movement, Human Rights Watch said today. On March 26, 2020, police arrested district councilor Cheng Lai-king, 60, at her home two days after she reposted a message on Facebook that revealed a police officer’s identity.

“Arresting a pro-democracy politician for seeking police accountability is political persecution, not legitimate policing,” said Sophie Richardson, China director. “Hong Kong authorities should immediately drop the case against councilor Cheng Lai-king.”

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Philippines President Gives Authorities Okay to Shoot Those Violating Coronavirus Lockdown Orders

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is allowing for the use of deadly force against those found violating lockdown standards implemented in an effort curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

In a televised address on Wednesday, Duterte emphasized the importance of respecting the quarantine guidelines as authorities work to slow the virus, which has infected nearly 1 million people worldwide, according to Reuters. The volatile leader added he’s granted the military and local authorities permission to shoot those resisting the new measures and abusing medical officials.

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Videoconferencing App Zoom Routed User Data Through China by ‘Mistake’

The popular videoconferencing app Zoom admitted that it accidentally routed user data through China recently.

Zoom is used by the British government to communicate and hold meetings during the COVID-19 outbreak. Canada is also heavily reliant on Zoom at present. The BC government’s ministry of education purchased Zoom licenses for its classrooms during the pandemic and countless Canadian public and private entities use Zoom for communication due to social distancing measures.

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Australian Politicians Launch Brutal Attack on the Chinese Communist Party for ‘Failing to Contain the Coronavirus’

Australian politicians blasted China for their role in spreading the killer virus which has seen 1,119,801 people across the world infected and 59,247 dead.

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Beach Bums! Sydneysiders Ignore Social Distancing Rules as They Flock to Bondi to Lap Up the Final Days of Summer — Risking Massive Fines for Breaking Coronavirus Lockdown Rules

Locals flocked to Sydney’s popular Bondi Beach on Friday, with blatant disregard to the social distancing rules in place to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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Moment an Infuriated Neighbour Confronts a Group of Backpackers as They Brazenly Break Social-Distancing Rules Outside a Hostel

A fed up Sydney local has filmed himself confronting a group of young backpackers brazenly breaking social distancing rules as they gathered outside their city hostel.

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Shocking Moment Hoarders Fill Five Shopping Trolleys With Baby Formula at a Coles Supermarket in a Westfield Shopping Centre

In the video a woman is seen placing tins of the B2 product into a trolley outside the cash register where a line of four other trolleys brimming with the product.

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Time to Ship Out: Inside Australia’s Biggest Peace Time Maritime Operation Removing Five Cruise Liners From Sydney Harbour Following the Ruby Princess Coronavirus Fiasco

Under a cloak of darkness, Operation Nemesis was launched by New South Wales police overnight to coordinate crew from five ships which have been cruising off the Australian coast.

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Coronavirus Hits African Despots Hard Now They Can No Longer Fly Abroad to Have Expensive Medical Treatment

Dramatic travel restrictions imposed across the continent will see rich and poor alike reliant on the same doctors and resources available in their home country.

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Corona Beer Stops Production Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus has claimed yet another victim — this time, the beer with which it shares its name.

While the global pandemic has done little to slow sales of Corona beers, Grupo Modelo, the company behind the alcoholic beverage, announced on Twitter that it’s halting production after the Mexican government ordered the closings of all nonessential businesses.

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Council of Europe: Migrants Must be Released From Detention

Dunja Mijatovic, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, is demanding that the national governments of the European Union release migrants from detention and back into the general population as a coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention measure.

Last week, Mijatovic said in a statement that EU member states should “release [migrants]to the maximum extent possible,” given that “immigration detention facilities generally provide poor opportunities for social distancing and other measures to protect against Covid-19 infection for migrants and staff.”

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EU Tells Eastern Europe it’s Illegal Not to Take Invaders, Vows Sanctions and Fines

OMG it just keeps getting better and better. First we have the Euro exploding and EU collapsing due to Coronavirus now this! The EU is just completely dead and rotten at this point… OMG…. :)) Now the Western European cucks and fags are trying to vilify Eastern […]

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France: Migrant-Populated District of Paris Sees 200 Fines Daily for Lockdown Violations

The heavily migrant-populated 18th arrondissement is seeing 200+ violations of anti-coronavirus lockdown measures daily as authorities struggle to keep residents off the streets.

Since the lockdown restrictions were implemented by President Emmanuel Macron on March 17th, a hundred police officers have been deployed every day on the streets in the 18th arrondissement — but many are ignoring the rules, according to police divisional commissioner Emmanuelle Oster.

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Germany Pushes to Import More Migrants Amid Pandemic

As more and more Europeans die from the Chinese COVID-19 virus, leftist politicians in Germany are demanding that Berlin immediately takes in at least 1,500 migrants currently being housed on the Greek islands. Earlier this week, during a radio interview, Dirk Behrendt of the Green party who serves as Minister of Justice and Anti-Discrimination in […]

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Greece Ends Suspension of New Asylum Applications

The Greek government has ended a month-long freeze of asylum applications that it imposed after Turkey’s regime leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan made good on his promise to “open the gates”.

On Thursday, Greek minister of migration Notis Mitarakis announced that the 30-day freeze had ended on April 1st and that asylum applications could now be processed, Greek newspaper Kathimerini reports.

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Greece: Boat Carrying 39 Migrants Lands on Lesbos Island

A boat with 39 migrants from Afghanistan and Africa managed to land on the Greek island of Lesbos, on the shores of Kleios — a coastal area on the north side of the island.

The illegal migrants were greeted by authorities who subsequently transferred them to a church on the outskirts of the village where they must stay in quarantine for two weeks, Greek City Times reports.

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Sudanese Migrant Kills 2 During Knife Attack in Southeastern France

As if a national lockdown to prevent a deadly pandemic from killing hundreds of thousands of people wasn’t terrifying enough, there are now armed asylum seekers marauding around southeastern France, murdering shoppers as they venture out to buy groceries.

To wit, a man killed two people and wounded several others, one critically, during a knife attack in the town of Romans-sur-Isère in the Drôme, about 20 kilometers north of Valence.

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UCLA Student Drops ‘Indoctrinating’ Class After Prof’s Instruction to Advocate for Illegal Immigrants

It’s been just over three weeks since most California Colleges announced the suspension of in-person courses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this time, many students, professors, and faculty members have begun the transition to online lectures. But the transition has not dissuaded some faculty members from pushing their own political beliefs on their students.

In a video obtained by Campus Reform of a prerecorded online lecture obtained by Campus Reform, UCLA instructor Kent Wong can be seen explaining the class to his students with the stated purpose of “advancing the campaign for sanctuary for undocumented students and staff here at the UCLA campus.”

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Court: Christian Midwives Can be Denied Job for Not Performing Abortions

The European Court of Human Rights has refused to accept the appeal of two nurses who were denied jobs as midwives because they refuse to perform abortions on the grounds of their Christian beliefs.

BBC News reported Ellinor Grimmark of Sweden and Linda Steen of Norway both received state funding to be trained as midwives but were rejected when they applied for jobs.

Swedish law requires nurses to carry out abortions, and Swedish courts denied their freedom-of-conscience argument.

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Prof Encourages Students to File ‘Bias Reports’ If They Hear Someone Say ‘Chinese Virus’

A professor at the University of Nevada, Reno encourages students and faculty to file bias reports to combat “coronavirus” racism.

President Donald Trump recently referred to the coronavirus as the “Chinese virus” at a press briefing saying, “It’s not racist at all.” Trump began using the term “Chinese virus” after China attempted to blame the U.S. military for the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.

Nicole Jacobs, associate dean of diversity and inclusion at the University of Nevada, Reno published an article on the university’s website, encouraging readers to combat “coronavirus racism.” According to Jacobs, Americans need to “ARISE” to become an “active bystander” and oppose “act[s] of racism and bias.” To Jacobs, this also includes comments like “Chinese virus.”

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Waves of Mutilation: Medical Tyranny and the Cashless Society

As the double threat of financial collapse and viral pandemic accelerate, fear becomes widespread for those that never prepared ahead of time (and we’re talking about millions of people). When people are afraid they tend to sacrifice their freedoms to anyone that offers them a promise of safety, no matter how empty. For now, the public is being convinced to assume that lockdowns and restrictions are temporary, but this is a lie. The elites must maintain and increase restrictions with each passing month in order to prevent rebellion until they are ready to implement martial law measures.

You see, the establishment is going for broke with this event, and because of this there is the potential for them to face dire consequences. The facade is quickly evaporating; the collectivists and globalists are risking exposure of themselves and their political puppets in order to build a totalitarian system with extreme speed. The establishment must keep the pressure on for now, because if the public is allowed to breath for just a moment they might look around and wake up to the bigger agenda. The public has to be forced to beg for aid from the authorities; only then will the pressure be lifted for a short time. The public has to believe the control grid was THEIR idea.

A new process of mass conditioning is about to be set in motion, using “waves” of panic and then waves of release and calm. After studying the behavioral traits and methods of narcissistic sociopaths (psychopaths) for many years, I can tell you this form of conditioning is very familiar. This is exactly what they always do, just on a global scale — They create an atmosphere of crisis to keep people around them unbalanced and on edge, then “relieve the pressure” intermittently so that those same people relax and their anger is deflated for a time. Then, the process starts all over again…

This conditioning traps the narcopath’s victims in a constant state of flux and uncertainty, and the moments of calm become a placebo which prevent their rebellion against him. He can then feed off his victims at his leisure like a psychological vampire, and often these victims will see the narcopath as their only means of support. They have been convinced that all the threats are coming from the outside; they do not realize the source of the threats is the person standing right next to them.

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29 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/4/2020

  1. When I was in the Forces stationed in Germany, we used to occasionally take a trip through the East German State across the border from West Germany where I lived, to West Berlin. The experience was surreal for us leaving the bright lights, bustle and freedom of the West into the Twilight Zone that East Germany was.

    If you want to know and understand our future, then I can tell you that you are now directly experiencing it in “Lockdown”. The streets of East German towns and villages were forever in such a “Lockdown”. For those poor individuals, house arrest, empty streets, empty shelves, scruffy facades of buildings, potholed roads and sidewalks and the only crowds, were the endless queues after the local Commissars released rumours about incoming supplies of already scarce food. People lined up for hours in silent columns of oppression, each individual careful of what they thought and spoke.

    Stasi informers were laced into those crowds carefully watching and noting any aberrant behaviour or speech but especially jokes against local officials or Party members. Say the wrong word, or indicate by a passing flicker of emotion exposed on your face and sooner rather, than later a knock would come at the closed doors investigating and even removing family members or whole house occupants for interrogation. This was normal life in Communist East Germany but also any country of ‘Soviet People’s Republics’ within the enslaved countries of the Warsaw Pact.

    Call it Communism if you will but it is fascism too. A dark heavy oppressing pall of stultifying deadness and living putrefaction, lay rank across the whole Eastern Bloc. It was the local ‘fascist’ Communist Party high ups that organised ‘entertainment’ for the masses along Party lines.

    Fear of the other, was a constant theme in daily lives of East Germans. Indeed Nazi Germany by comparison with the kindred Soviet system was almost free. It still had its secret Police, informer ‘curtain twitchers’ to be found in any totalitarian state but Communism crushes the human spirit by its shear paranoid overpowering enormity, leaving a sense of powerlessness within the soul.

    • yes indeed ,Bishop.
      The east german state employed ten times as many informers and security personnel than did the Nazis.
      Can one believe this?

  2. The Georgia man, Hasher Jallal Taheb, who was planning missile attacks on the White House and other US monuments certainly sounds like a rebel to me. I am curious which generals his relatives served under during the War of Northern Aggression? Undoubtedly he was just trying to finish what those distinguished ancestors had fought in vain trying to achieve.

    • A bit of the very old nouveau riche found tolerance. “Everywhere is freaks and hairies, dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity“.

  3. /Council of Europe: Migrants must be released from detention/

    Oops! How interesting! The human rights in the EU are managed by the Bosnian ethnic Muslim – Miyatovic.

  4. Sic desinit magna migratio populorum!

    Interestingly, this phrase is correctly translated by an automatic translator into Latin?
    (I think in one of my past lives I lived in Ancient Rome and I’m very sorry that I don’t know Latin)

    Kazakhstanis in Spain complain about Nazism and bullying

    We are bullied and Nazism in Spain. They don’t sell bread to us either, pointing at them: “You are Asians!”, “Coronavirus!”. Elders throw eggs at us, children show their front and back parts of the body, mocking us. Our psyche is shaken. At first they were afraid to go out once again, now we’re completely afraid to fall asleep, ”the Kazakh woman said.

    https://tengrinews.kz/kazakhstan_news/kazahstantsyi-ispanii-pojalovalis-natsizm-izdevatelstva-395097/

  5. “EU’s Food Safety Authority Approves Food Made From Insects”

    Jesus Christ!These people are completely mad.
    Thank God here we insist in Mediterranean Diet and i think it is difficult to use that kind of protein into pulses which almost the majority of the population eat twice a week ,and to vegetables we very often use,and to fresh meat.
    I hope that our national take away “souvlaki” will remain as we know it.

  6. “Germany Pushes to Import More Migrants Amid Pandemic”

    Gladly we will send them ALL!
    Besides they all declare that they want to go north to Germany.

    • Merkel was taught well at Karl Marx University and has her hand-picked girl running the EU, too. Her dad, a Lutheran minister, worked well with the East German communists, too.

    • Of course the fact that it is an NGO and not “Germany” that the article is referring does make that an unearned smug swipe

  7. One has to go back to the KKK days to find something like the EU Times attack on the Catholic Church. This tripe has no place in any blog names after those victorious at the Battle of Vienna. It’s anti-semitic, too, and claims Christianity is restricted to selected racial ideology.

    Erase this sorry tract of hate.

    ACTUAL 3/20/20 Vatican advice: In response to the outbreak, the world has turned to isolation, they said, but this sort of defense against the virus can be counterproductive. Rather, they said transnational and international organizations need to be equipped to handle global cooperation.

    “Mitigation measures to curb the rapid spread of contagion sometimes require closing borders around affected hotspots. Nevertheless, national borders must not become barriers hindering help across nations. Human resources, equipment, knowledge about best practices, treatments, and supplies must be shared,” they said.

    “We insist that global crises demand collective action. The prevention and containment of pandemics is a global public good and protecting it requires increased global coordination as well as temporary and adaptive decoupling.”

    Compassion and solidarity must also be strengthened, they said, noting that churches and other faith-based communities are valuable contributors.

    Other advice includes that on plenary indulgences with prayer, saying the rosary and turning more fully towards God, asking the intercession of Mary.

    The Catholic Church issues separate scientific advice from Faith-based belief, to allow for and to promote scientific progress within a belief in Christ, our Lord.

    • You beat me to the punch, God Help Us !. I object to the inclusion of that piece (” Vatican Exploits COVID-19 … “), too.

      It doesn’t deserve a place on the honourable G. of V. site. Nothing more than anti-Catholic bigots themselves doing exactly what they accuse others of doing : exploiting the coronavirus to drum up readership for their drivel.

      We Catholics have enough genuine problems to be concerned about, with a pope who is perhaps the worst of the modern era, without these looney-tunes type seizing upon any sinner in the Church to prove that the Church has been evil since its inception.

      I know the Baron can’t scrutinize every article, but the tipster ( ” JD ” ) should exercise better judgment and greater care, lest we confuse HIM (her?) with the views expressed in the article …

      • I’ve had enough complaints now that I’ve put that site on the “exclude from news feed” list, so that all of its articles will be automatically left out. There are a number of other sites already on that list.

        • I launch a countercomplaint against such censorship. Any site that highlights what even “Frank in Newfoundland” calls the worst pope is useful, irrespective of any drawbacks it may have.
          Because the globalist media greatly love Francis, washer of African male country-shopper feet, and will not detract from him in any way.
          There is an SJW cancel culture which would
          dearly like to cancel GoV as well.
          As the great Titania McGrath, SJW invention of the UK socialist Andrew Doyle says on Twitter:
          “You can say what youz
          like about Isis, at least it’s not Islamophobic”, and:
          “There is a virus going around the world, it’s called free speech”.

          • I thank the Baron for his wise decision, and approve. There are PLENTY of far more reputable, reliable sites taking the pope to task for exactly what you mention. No need to run a pipeline from the internet’s sewer system into Vienna. No need to muddy the waters with bait-and-switch articles.

            And Baron — glad to hear there is such a list, and it is populated.

          • Oh, yes, there are quite a few entries on that list, most of them unfortunately from JD’s selections — his paranoid reading list is rather eclectic.

  8. Why do you keep promoting organizations and stories that spread rank anti-semitism? Don’t you realize that the same conspiracy that seeks to destroy Christendom/Western Civilization seeks to destroy Judaism and the Jewish state? The World Revolution that seeks to overthrow the blessings of liberty is comprised of revolutionaries from every nation and culture, just like those who seek to secure the blessings of liberty come from every nation and culture. Like the Lord if the Rings, all people of goodwill need to put their petty differences aside and band together, otherwise the Sauron of this age will most assuredly hang us all separately.

    https://gatesofvienna.net/2020/04/gates-of-vienna-news-feed-4-4-2020/#394832

    • No offence ac, but the way governments compile their statistics varies considerably, especially regarding how cause of death is recorded.

  9. I wonder if the Mexican Beer com[any will now change its name. It could call itself Coronado and relocate in the ‘island’ west of San Diego. Of course, I wonder what kind of virus it came down with.

    • Well, two can play the same game. It wouldn’t take much to deliberately spread the virus in the Lands of the Pedophile, especially since the habit of Friday prayers and haggling at the bazaar make these public places ideal vectors for the mass deliberate spreading if someone was so inclined.

  10. I can’t wait for the Easter Bunny to deliver the $1200. A case of Brawndo and some TP for my bunghole will be in order!
    The clown wig and bicycle horn are removed from storage and ready to go as well.
    It is so good that the government loves us and is here to save us.
    We’ll have to destroy everything to make the globalist utopia but you need to break a few eggs to make a good omelette comrade.
    Forward! The Great Leap Forward Part Deux delivered by the bestest and brightestest inbred ‘elites’ ever to walk the face of the earth.

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