Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/7/2020

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent a second night in ICU as he battles the Wuhan Coronavirus. He is said to be in good spirits. Meanwhile, a man in Tennessee will be charged with terrorism for yelling that be had the coronavirus while coughing on people.

In other news, the Austrian government has rejected EU migrant quotas, and says it supports Hungary, Poland, and Czechia on the issue.

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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
» Africa Facing ‘Complete Economic Collapse’ Due to Coronavirus, UN Official Claims
» Almost Half of Small Business Will Close if They Cannot Reopen Soon
» Italy: EU Talks to be Most Difficult Ever, Says Di Maio
» Worse Than 2008: We Are Being Warned That the Coronavirus Shutdown “Could Collapse the Mortgage Market”
» Yes, There Are Tradeoffs Between Disease Prevention and Economic Destruction
 
USA
» AAPS: State Lockdowns Aren’t Having an Impact in COVID-19 Deaths
» Audio: CDC Director: Coronavirus Death Toll Will be ‘Much, Much, Much Lower’ Than Projected
» CNN Suggests Wearing a Face Mask in Public is Racist
» Dem Lawmaker in Detroit Says Hydroxychloroquine and Trump Helped Save Her Life
» Did Bill Gates-Backed Coronavirus ‘Experts’ Lie to Trump to Induce Shutdown?
» Earth Day Co-Founder Has Died in Prison
» Historian Exposes Bill Gates’ Ties to Nazis and More
» How Stupid Are Journalists?
» It Appears Los Angeles County Has Created Our First Death Panel
» LA Mayor: “Snitches Get Rewards” & “Thank You for Turning Folks In”
» Mozilla Plugs Two Firefox Browser Holes Exploited in the Wild by Hackers to Hijack Victims’ Computers
» Nevada Governor Found Hoarding Hydroxychloroquine After Banning Drug
» New York City Stockpiled Ventilators for a Pandemic, Only to Later Auction Them Off: Report
» November 2020 “Mail-in” Theft of the United States
» NYC Schools Pull the Plug on Zoom Following FBI Warning
» OANN Barred From White House Press Briefings, But Chinese Propaganda Outlet Allowed in
» Stop the COVID-19 Insanity Now
» Tennessee Man Facing Terrorism Charge After Yelling He Had COVID-19, Coughing on People
» Texas Woman Who Allegedly Claimed She Was Spreading Coronavirus on Purpose is Arrested
» Today Trump Asked a Reporter if She Worked for the Chinese Government
» Transference + Hegelian Dialectic = Mind Control
» Trump Slams WHO for Kowtowing to Beijing, Hints US Will Take “A Good Look” At Funding
» Trump in Tense Exchange With Communist Chinese Propaganda Agent
» Trump Signs Executive Order to Support Moon Mining, Tap Asteroid Resources
» Trump Announces, Then Reverses, Freeze on Funding for World Health Organization
» Trump Describes Phone Call With Biden as “Wonderful, Warm”
» Tucker: How Will Americans Respond if Health Authorities Remove Family Members From Their Homes?
» Watch: Trump in Tense Exchange With Communist Chinese Propaganda Agent
» WhatsApp Censoring Coronavirus ‘Misinformation’
» Wisconsin Supreme Court Overturns Governor, Orders Tuesday Elections to Proceed
» Witch Fight! The Naked Hypocrisy of Alyssa Milano
» Woody Harrelson Says 5G May be Tied to Coronavirus Pandemic
 
Canada
» Breaking: Trudeau Says Medical Masks Prevent People From ‘Speaking Moistly’
 
Europe and the EU
» Archbishop Viganò: Has Pope Francis Now ‘Disavowed’ Being Vicar of Christ?
» Belgium’s Health Minister Caught Picking Boogers Out of Her Nose Live on Zoom
» China ‘Forces Italy to Buy Back Masks and Coronavirus Supplies it Had Donated to Beijing Just Weeks Earlier’
» China Forces Italy to Buy Same Coronavirus Supplies it Had Donated to Beijing a Few Weeks Ago
» Coronavirus: The Looming Collapse of Europe’s Single Currency
» Farage: Huawei in UK 5G May be Price for Accepting China’s Coronavirus Aid
» France: Paris Bans Exercise as Lockdown Tightens
» French Police Attacked in Multiple Cities Despite Lockdown Measures
» Germany: Merkel: It’s Too Soon to Ease Restrictive Measures to Fight Coronavirus
» Ireland: Pensioner Beaten During Robbery by Man in Balaclava
» Italian Health Minister Says No “Hugs and Kisses” Until There’s a Coronavirus Vaccine
» Italian Police Raid Bishop’s Palm Sunday Mass
» Police Accused of Being Racist Against the French
» Polish Parliament Approves Election Only by Postal Vote
» Scotland: Chief Medical Officer Resigns After Violating Own Stay-at-Home Orders
» Scotland: 500-Year-Old Manuscript Contains One of Earliest Known Uses of the “F-Word”
» Sweden Paves Way for Potential Lockdown as Deaths Approach 500 and Unemployment Soars
» UK: ‘Clapping for NHS’ Reminds Author of Communist Despotism
» UK: #ClapForBoris: Trump, World Leaders Send Messages of Support as PM Johnson Remains in ICU
» UK: Coronavirus: Boris Johnson Spends Second Night in Intensive Care
» UK: Minister Gove Self-Isolating After Family Member Displays Coronavirus Symptoms
» UK: Police Need Spit Hoods to Protect Them From Coronavirus Attacks, MPs Told
» UK: This Lefty Mayor’s Attack on Boris Johnson Was So Disgusting it Got Her Booted From Her Own Party
 
Middle East
» Coronavirus: WHO Sends 5,000 Tests to NW Syria
 
Russia
» Russia Opens Criminal Probe Against Satirist Over Virus Video
» Russia Detains Activist Doctor Who Told ‘Zman Yisrael’ Moscow Lying About Virus
 
South Asia
» The Threat of Corona and Communal Virus in India
 
Far East
» BlackBerry Uncovers China-Backed Hacking Campaign
» China Bans Churches From Streaming Services, Even During Pandemic
» Hidden Killer: Fears Coronavirus Can Hide in Cells and Reactivate Later After 51 Recovered Patients Test Positive Again
» Is the Answer for Coronavirus Already on Chemists’ Shelves? With Little Time to Develop New Medicines From Scratch, Scientists’ Hopes for COVID-19 Drug Involve ‘Repurposing’ Existing Treatments
» South Korea Trial Uses Survivor Blood Plasma to Treat Coronavirus
» Taiwan is Taking Cybersecurity Seriously by Banning the Use of Zoom in Government
» US Army Colonel: Coronavirus Was Leaked From a Chinese Lab
» Video: Is There a Massive Cover-Up in China?
» Why Are So Many People That Have “Recovered” From the Coronavirus Testing Positive Again?
 
Australia — Pacific
» Anti-Vaxxer Footy WAG is Slammed for Her ‘Ignorant and Dangerous’ Claims Coronavirus is ‘Like a Common Cold’ — And the Search for a Vaccine a ‘SCAM’
» Cardinal Pell Walks Free From Jail After Court Tosses Child Sex Abuse Conviction
» Girl, 17, Who Was Fined $1,652 for Going on a Driving Lesson With Her Mum Has the Penalty Dropped — But Police Warn Other L-Platers Won’t be So Lucky
» Pictured: Man, 37, Accused of Punching a Policeman in the Face Before Spitting on Him and Claiming He Had Coronavirus
» Pope Francis Prays for Those Condemned Unjustly as Australian Court Acquits Cardinal George Pell
» Prison Guards Reveal How Criminals Are Using the Coronavirus Crisis in Desperate Attempts to Get Their Jail Time Cut Short
» Shoppers Shocked as Police Conduct a Social Distancing Operation at Westfield — Demanding They Justify Why They Are There or Face $1,000 Fines
» Students in Victoria to be Home-Schooled and Year 12 Pupils Will Have Final Exams Delayed Until December Amid Coronavirus Crackdown
» Two Police Officers, 27, Are Fined $1,000 for Breaching COVID-19 Laws by Going to a House Party in Sydney on Saturday Night — But They’ll Keep Their Jobs
» Woman, 20, Is ‘Punched Repeatedly in the Head by a Stranger on a Melbourne Bus After Asking Him to Take His Feet Off the Seat’
 
Immigration
» Another 63 Migrants Are Intercepted by Border Force Patrols Attempting to Cross the English Channel in a Single Day — Taking the Total to 555 This Year
» Austria Rejects Migrant Quotas, Backs Hungary, Czechia and Poland’s Strict Asylum Policies
» Germany: Police Use Photo of White Male to Depict Assault by African Migrant
» Italy Seals Off Seaports to Migrants as Country is No Longer ‘Safe Place’ Amid COVID 19
» Migrants: 8 EU Countries Committed to Welcoming Minors
» Poland, Hungary, Czechia Broke EU Law by Refusing Refugees
» Turkish Ships Preparing to Smuggle Illegal Immigrants Spotted by Greeks
» Video: Migrants on ‘Lockdown’ do ‘Battle’ on Lesbos; Turn Against Local People
 
Culture Wars
» Appeals Court Allows Texas to Ban Abortions During Pandemic
» Grammar App Grammarly Says it Recommends People Don’t Use Phrase “Chinese” Or “Wuhan” Virus
» YouTube Censors Popular David Icke Interview Which Had 339,000 Views in 30 Minutes
» YouTube Hits Cringe Panda Channel With Two Strikes and Removes Videos That Criticize Transgender Activists
 

Africa Facing ‘Complete Economic Collapse’ Due to Coronavirus, UN Official Claims

‘All the jobs are gone.’

[Comment: Expect UN to bleat to the west “open your doors!” ]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Almost Half of Small Business Will Close if They Cannot Reopen Soon

In a new survey of small business owners, almost half (43%) say their livelihood is on the line and they are going to be forced to close permanently if they cannot resume normal activities soon. One in 10 (11%) are less than one month away from permanently going out of business thanks to the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Additionally, about one in four (24%) small businesses have already shut down temporarily in response to the government’s demands to do so during the COVID-19 panic and overreaction. Among those that have not, 40% say they are likely to close at least temporarily within the next two weeks. This means a total of 54% of all small businesses report that they have closed or expect to close temporarily in the next 14 days.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: EU Talks to be Most Difficult Ever, Says Di Maio

Must ‘use unprecedented tools for unprecedented crisis’-minister

(ANSAmed) — ROME, APRIL 6 — Italian foreign minister Luigi Di Maio on Monday discussed the Eurogroup meeting slated for Tuesday and Eurbonds in an interview with state broadcaster RAI.

“At the European level, these are the most difficult talks we have dealt with thus far. This crisis seems much worse than the 2008-2009 one. It is an unprecedented crisis and it must be dealt with using unprecedented tools,” he said. “We are not asking to share the debt. We are asking for a shared path for our future and that of Europe,” Di Maio added. “In Europe,” he continued, “everyone is now aware that there is no European Union without Italy. If one falls, everyone does through a domino effect. I would like to note the words of Pope Francis, which are applicable to the economic crisis, too: no one saves himself alone.” Di Maio stressed that “we are not asking others to pay our debt for us. We will pay it alone. Some countries believe that there is no need to share the risk at the moment. We are not asking to share the debt. We are asking to share a common path for our future and that of Europe. Our idea is that we must spend what is needed for the redundancy fund for workers, to give money to entrepreneurs, and to postpone VAT payments.

Whatever is needed, that is what we will do.”

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Worse Than 2008: We Are Being Warned That the Coronavirus Shutdown “Could Collapse the Mortgage Market”

The cascading failures that have been set into motion by this “coronavirus shutdown” are going to make the financial crisis of 2008 look like a Sunday picnic. As you will see below, it is being estimated that unemployment in the U.S. is already higher than it was at any point during the last recession. That means that millions of American workers no longer have paychecks coming in and won’t be able to pay their mortgages. On top of that, the CARES Act actually requires all financial institutions to allow borrowers with government-backed mortgages to defer payments for an extended period of time. Of course this is a recipe for disaster for mortgage lenders, and industry insiders are warning that we are literally on the verge of a “collapse” of the mortgage market.

Never before in our history have we seen a jump in unemployment like we just witnessed. If you doubt this, just check out this incredible chart.

Millions upon millions of American workers are now facing a future with virtually no job prospects for the foreseeable future, and former Fed Chair Janet Yellen believes that the unemployment rate in the U.S. is already up to about 13 percent…

[Comment: Democrats goal is to useat Trump in November (with the help of the communist media) and drag USA into subservience to a tyrannical world government. Democrats will happily destroy the economy to achieve this goal.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Yes, There Are Tradeoffs Between Disease Prevention and Economic Destruction

During the COVID-19 pandemic, this difference in thinking causes them to wrongly accuse economists of “prioritizing money over lives.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

AAPS: State Lockdowns Aren’t Having an Impact in COVID-19 Deaths

The American Association of Physicians and Surgeons have said that the lockdown measures forced on all of us are not having an impact on COVID-19 deaths. In a detailed article, author Martin Dubravec, a Medical Doctor, Allergist, and Clinical Immunologist at Allergy and Asthma Specialists of Cadillac, Michigan wrote: “The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious crisis not to be taken lightly. Our response to it should not make it worse.”

Those words should resonate with every single person that gave up their basic dignity and human rights to comply with government commands. The authoritarians have expanded their power and don everything they can to make this time as painful as possible on the American public while using the mainstream media to promote their narrative and instill fear into everyone. It’s time this facade ends and it’s fantastic to see doctors from highly regarded organizations standing up and speaking truth to power

According to Dr. Dubravec’s assessment, one way to look at this would be to compare the COVID-19 deaths in states that do and do not have stay-at-home orders in place. Although these comparisons have their limitations, nonetheless, the statistics speak for themselves and can be used to assess the effectiveness of a lockdown policy.

As an example, let’s compare Michigan with states that do not have a stay-at-home order. When adjusted for population, here is the breakdown of COVID-19 deaths per population of the state as of today:

Now let’s compare states that have a lockdown order compared with a neighboring state that does not:

Not only does the above data show that lockdowns are having no impact, but continued restrictions of residents raises the risk of increased suicide, drug abuse, domestic violence, and civil unrest, among other issues.

Please also note the following statistics when looking at deaths from Coronavirus:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Audio: CDC Director: Coronavirus Death Toll Will be ‘Much, Much, Much Lower’ Than Projected

Appearing Monday on AM 1030 KVOI Radio, Dr. Robert Redfield, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), predicted that the death toll from the Chinese coronavirus will be “much, much, much lower” than the models have projected due to Americans following social distancing recommendations.

[Comment: Sounds like they are covering their collective *** after parrotting the garbage model from Imperial College.]

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CNN Suggests Wearing a Face Mask in Public is Racist

CNN has published a lengthy article suggesting that wearing face masks to guard against coronavirus is racist due to African-Americans not being able to wear them over fears they will be treated like criminals.

Yes, really.

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

Dem Lawmaker in Detroit Says Hydroxychloroquine and Trump Helped Save Her Life

tate Rep. Karen Whitsett, a Detroit Democrat, tested positive for the coronavirus last month. Now, she’s crediting hydroxychloroquine and Donald Trump with saving her life.

President Trump has been touting hydroxychloroquine as a potential game-changer since mid-March after small studies showed it potentially served as an effective treatment for coronavirus patients. “I feel good about it. Just a feeling. I am a smart guy, we’ll see soon enough and we have certainly big samples of people,” Trump said at the time. The media was quick to pounce on Dr. Anthony Fauci’s reluctance to fully endorse the drug because there had not been a clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus yet. Hydroxychloroquine has long been approved by the FDA as an antimalarial drug.

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

Did Bill Gates-Backed Coronavirus ‘Experts’ Lie to Trump to Induce Shutdown?

Tune in for sharp analysis and deep discussion by Robert Barnes from 7-9 PM CST to stay ahead of the information curve!

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Earth Day Co-Founder Has Died in Prison

Earth Day co-founder Ira Einhorn, convicted of murdering and composting his girlfriend, has died in prison. A moment of silence please, after you are done snickering, and please no tasteless “Earth Day” puns.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Historian Exposes Bill Gates’ Ties to Nazis and More

The truth behind Bill Gates and the globalist depopulation agenda.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

How Stupid Are Journalists?

How stupid are journalists? This stupid: at yesterday’s coronavirus briefing, a reporter asked President Trump why he hasn’t closed the grocery stores.

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It Appears Los Angeles County Has Created Our First Death Panel

It appears Los Angeles County has created our first Death Panel. If you have a heart attack in LA County good luck. Evidently the first Death Panel in he country has deemed you unfit for medical care.

Los Angeles County officials this week ordered paramedics to wait five minutes after reviving someone with cardiac arrest to see if their heart stops again before racing them to the hospital, a policy intended to reduce the number of high-risk patients flooding emergency rooms during the coronavirus pandemic.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

LA Mayor: “Snitches Get Rewards” & “Thank You for Turning Folks In”

Is this America or Nazi Germany?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mozilla Plugs Two Firefox Browser Holes Exploited in the Wild by Hackers to Hijack Victims’ Computers

Update now before it’s too late

Mozilla has released security updates for its Firefox browser in conjunction with a US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) advisory warning that critical vulnerabilities in the browser are being actively exploited.…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Nevada Governor Found Hoarding Hydroxychloroquine After Banning Drug

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, Democrat, had a kneejerk reaction to President Trump’s optimism about a malaria drug that might be an effective treatment for the Wuhan coronavirus. Trump was hopeful about the drug, so anti-Trump Democrats like Sisolak were against it. Gov. Sisolak banned (hydroxy)chloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19, ostensibly over concern of hoarders stockpiling the medicine and causing shortages for patients who use the drug for other ailments like Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis. But while the governor restricted the public from receiving the potentially life-saving drug, Nevada’s Department of Corrections began stockpiling the drug for prisoners.

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

New York City Stockpiled Ventilators for a Pandemic, Only to Later Auction Them Off: Report

In 2006, then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration began purchasing ventilators to allow the city to be prepared for a pandemic like the current coronaviruscrisis — only for the city to later auction them off, according to a report.

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

November 2020 “Mail-in” Theft of the United States

While holding Trump and the nation hostage during Nancy Pelosi’s effort to line the pockets of her political machine in the 1st COVID19 “stimulus” package, Pelosi was able to stick $400M into the package earmarked for converting the nation to “mail-in” elections prior to November.

Since Trump’s signing of the 1st “stimulus” effort, Pelosi has now demanded another $2-$4 billion in a 2nd “stimulus” package, also earmarked for converting the nation to “mail-in” elections ahead of the general election 2020 cycle. Meanwhile, states are already converting their own elections to “mail-in” balloting, allegedly due to the COVID19 “stay at home” orders.

It should go without saying, that if Americans are forced to “stay at home” and vote via “mail-in” ballots this fall, democrats will absolutely win the White House and both chambers of Congress by wide margins, because the fraud will be MASSIVE in terms of ineligible votes and lost ballots. I say this with 100% certainty….

More importantly, Constitutional Republicans will NEVER win a national or state election ever again and the United States as it has existed since 1776 will no longer exist…

The People will have to stop the current rush to “mail-in” elections for 2020 at any cost. No matter the loss of life due to COVID19, the U.S. economy MUST be reopened very soon and the people must STOP all effort to convert the nation to “remote voting” or there will be nothing left of this country worth saving by yearend.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

NYC Schools Pull the Plug on Zoom Following FBI Warning

New York City’s Department of Education has banned teachers from using the popular video conferencing tool, Zoom, to teach students remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak. Originally, teachers preferred using the platform as its minimal setup and simple design means both teachers and students have fewer issues using it compared to other conferencing platforms.

However, with the rise in “zoombombing” incidents, educators are beginning to worry for the safety of teachers and students alike.

“Zoombombing” occurs when a bad actor takes control of a Zoom conference call. Many times, the hijacker will remain silent and merely observe the calls. Other times, they use it as a platform to harass viewers, posting shocking images and using hate speech. According to Business Insider, incidents were reported to have happened in online classes, corporate gatherings, and even a virtual Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

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

OANN Barred From White House Press Briefings, But Chinese Propaganda Outlet Allowed in

The left-wing White House Correspondents Association barred conservative network OANN from White House press briefings on coronavirus yet continues to allow access to a reporter from a station which is a mouthpiece for Chinese Communist Party propaganda.

The WHCA voted on April 1st to bar OANN’s White House correspondent Chanel Rion from the daily White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefings after Rion said during one of her questions to Trump, “Major left-wing media, even in this room, have teamed up with Chinese communist party narratives.”

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

Stop the COVID-19 Insanity Now

It is the gross overreaction of certain government and business leaders to the Wuhan coronavirus of 2020, otherwise known as COVID-19, that is the danger to the United States, not the virus itself. The abundance of data show that the virus is far less dangerous than the seasonal flu, and if the overreaction is not stopped and reversed immediately, it will severely damage the economy and the lives that depend on it.

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Tennessee Man Facing Terrorism Charge After Yelling He Had COVID-19, Coughing on People

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Middle Tennessee man has been arrested after a District Attorney says he purposefully coughed on people inside a store while yelling that he had coronavirus.

DA Matthew Stowe said in a news release that the man, whose name was not given, is charged with violation of the terrorism hoax act, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.

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

Texas Woman Who Allegedly Claimed She Was Spreading Coronavirus on Purpose is Arrested

An 18-year-old Texas woman is charged with making terroristic threats after she posted on social media that she tested positive for COVID-19 and was “willfully spreading it.”

Lorraine Maradiaga posted a series of Snapchat videos of herself claiming to be at a local Walmart as Gov. Greg Abbot ordered all state residents to avoid going out in public and practice social distancing measures to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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

Today Trump Asked a Reporter if She Worked for the Chinese Government

Today Trump asked a reporter if she worked for the Chinese government. There was a collective gasp. Everybody in the briefing room, being for the most part ignorant American journalists, was aghast. The reporter replied defensively that her company is privately owned… but she was lying. Her company, Phoenix Media, is at least 65% owned by the government of China. She’s a propagandist, not a reporter. Trump, as usual, was way ahead of the clueless denizens of the White House Press Corps.

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Transference + Hegelian Dialectic = Mind Control

Transference is the process of projecting one’s feelings toward an important figure in your life onto someone else i.e., President Trump is evil and deranged therefore if you agree with Trump you are insane.

Here is what democrats/leftists have been doing since the Russian revolution and are doing daily via Soviet thought reform techniques originally developed by German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770 to1831). Now you can begin to understand what you have been watching play out in the propaganda-media and politics in the raging social debates concocted by evil social scientists, including ever-raging controversies over “civil rights” from gun control and abortion to illegal immigration and removal of God from our institutions to putting our children on psychotropic drugs to pacify them. Through the use of emotional change techniques American society has been systematically steered unconsciously into acceptance of varying degrees of insanity… As an example, in 2000 Derren Brown on his UK television special ‘Mind Control in 2000’ demonstrated his unique powers of psychological mentalism, hypnotism, misdirection and showmanship by using the power of compliance to persuade a member of the public into believing that they have pushed someone to their death. What follows is the breakdown of how and why Marxist/Socialists have been able to nearly dismantle the greatest experiment of freedom the world has ever experienced.

Kantian philosophy was the basis on which the structure of Marxism was built—particularly as it was developed by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Hegel’s dialectical method, which was taken up by Karl Marx, was an extension of the method of reasoning by antinomies (a contradiction between two beliefs or conclusions that are in themselves reasonable; a paradox.) that Immanuel Kant (1724—1804) used. Kant’s Formula of Humanity is this: The “humanity formulation” of the categorical Imperative demands that every person must act in such a way that you treat humanity, whether in your own person or in any other person, always at the same time as an end, never merely as a means. The word “end” in this phrase has the same meaning as in the phrase “means to an end”. If you say that something is a means to an end, you mean that it helps you to achieve what you want, although it may not be enjoyable or important itself. I.e.,something done only to produce a desired result — For her, marrying a rich man was just a means to an end. All she really cared about was money…

Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of “Brainwashing” in China is a book by psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton on the psychology of mind control.

Lifton’s research for the book began in 1953 with a series of interviews with American servicemen (The Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 American psychological political thriller film about the Cold War and sleeper agents) who had been held captive during the Korean War. In addition to interviews with 25 Americans, Lifton also interviewed 15 Chinese who had fled their homeland after having been subjected to indoctrination in Chinese universities. From these interviews, which in some cases occurred regularly for over a year, Lifton identified the tactics used by Chinese communists to cause drastic shifts in one’s opinions and personality and “brainwash” American soldiers into making demonstrably false assertions. The book was first published in 1961 by Norton in New York.

In the book, Lifton outlines the “Eight Criteria for Thought Reform”:

Milieu Control. This involves the control of information and communication both within the environment and, ultimately, within the individual, resulting in a significant degree of isolation from society at large.

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Trump Slams WHO for Kowtowing to Beijing, Hints US Will Take “A Good Look” At Funding

In what was by far his harshest criticism of the international agency to date, President Trump slammed the WHO in a tweet, accusing it of doing the bidding of China while taking the US’s money, and hinted that he would be giving American funding to the organization “a good look”, a statement that certainly won’t sit well with Trump’s critics, who will accuse the president of slashing funding to a vital public health institution in the middle of an unprecedented pandemic.

The W.H.O. really blew it. For some reason, funded largely by the United States, yet very China centric. We will be giving that a good look. Fortunately I rejected their advice on keeping our borders open to China early on. Why did they give us such a faulty recommendation? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2020

Though the WHO has been helpful in providing tests around the world, the agency has faced plenty of criticism for appearing to kowtow to Beijing and parrot its lies and propaganda.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump in Tense Exchange With Communist Chinese Propaganda Agent

Why is a known communist Chinese mouthpiece in the White House asking the US President questions?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Signs Executive Order to Support Moon Mining, Tap Asteroid Resources

The water ice and other lunar resources that will help the United States establish a long-term human presence on the moon are there for the taking, the White House believes.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order today (April 6) establishing U.S. policy on the exploitation of off-Earth resources. That policy stresses that the current regulatory regime — notably, the 1967 Outer Space Treaty — allows the use of such resources.

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Trump Announces, Then Reverses, Freeze on Funding for World Health Organization

President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced plans to put a hold on U.S. funding for the World Health Organization, accusing the United Nations specialized agency of being “very China centric” and criticizing its early guidance aimed at countering the international spread of the coronavirus.

“We’re going to put a hold on money spent to the WHO. We’re going to put a very powerful hold on it and we’re going to see,” Trump said at the outset of a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House.

Minutes later, though, the president walked back the declaration, telling reporters that he was “looking into it” and conceding that a global pandemic was “maybe not” the best time to freeze funding for the international organization.

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Trump Describes Phone Call With Biden as “Wonderful, Warm”

President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden had what Trump described as a “wonderful, warm,” phone call Monday about the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tucker: How Will Americans Respond if Health Authorities Remove Family Members From Their Homes?

Tucker Carlson wonders how Americans will react if health authorities forcibly remove family members from their homes following a World Health Organization official’s suggestion that this scenario could happen.

During his monologue last night, the Fox News hosted drew attention to a statement made by Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Program, back on March 30 which was not reported by the mainstream media.

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Watch: Trump in Tense Exchange With Communist Chinese Propaganda Agent

During the White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing Monday, President Trump was engaged by a reporter claiming she was from an independent media outlet in Hong Kong. The exchange intensified as Trump asked the journalist if she was working for China, after she reeled off a list of pro CCP talking points.

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WhatsApp Censoring Coronavirus ‘Misinformation’

Facebook-owned app working with WHO to control pandemic info

[Comment: “Misinformation” — more likely too much truth getting out there and thus ruining the manufactured fear psy-op.]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Overturns Governor, Orders Tuesday Elections to Proceed

Wisconsin’s state Supreme Court blocked Gov. Tony Evers’ late executive order postponing in-person voting in Tuesday’s elections, meaning the state’s presidential primary and hundreds of local elections will proceed hours after the governor announced he was postponing them due to coronavirus.

The ruling came after the GOP-controlled state legislature challenged Evers’ order. The state Supreme Court split 4-2 along ideological lines, with Justice Daniel Kelly, who is up for reelection in Tuesday’s balloting, abstaining.

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Witch Fight! The Naked Hypocrisy of Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano has rebranded herself as a Twitter activist and Democratic party booster since her acting career peaked with the late 90s TV hit Charmed. Thanks in part no doubt to her husband’s powerful connections in the entertainment industry (he’s a managing partner at CAA, a top-tier rep agency in Los Angeles) she’s leveraged her voice onto cable news, podcasts and into political campaigns. She is the celebrity perhaps most responsible for the mainstreaming the #MeToo movement.

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Woody Harrelson Says 5G May be Tied to Coronavirus Pandemic

Shares study called ‘The Role of 5G in the Coronavirus Epidemic in Wuhan China.’

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Breaking: Trudeau Says Medical Masks Prevent People From ‘Speaking Moistly’

Justin Trudeau addressed media outside of Rideau Cottage in Ottawa again on World Health Day Tuesday, giving updates around the coronavirus pandemic in Canada.

Trudeau started by sending his thoughts to Boris Johnson and his family, as the British Prime Minister spent the night in intensive care after his health deteriorated from persistent COVID-19 symptoms.

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Archbishop Viganò: Has Pope Francis Now ‘Disavowed’ Being Vicar of Christ?

Former papal nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has called the dropping of Pope Francis’ essential title “Vicar of Christ” from the 2020 Pontifical Yearbook an act that appears to “officially alter the Papacy,” such that the Pope “no longer recognizes himself as guardian.”

“This change in the layout and content of an official text of the Catholic Church cannot be ignored, nor is it possible to attribute it to a gesture of humility on the part of Francis, which is not in keeping with his name being so prominently featured,” wrote Viganò in a statement he sent to LifeSiteNews (read full statement below).

“Instead, it seems possible to see in it the admission — passed over in silence — of a sort of usurpation, whereby it is not the “Servus servorum Dei” [The Servant of the Servants of God] who reigns, but the person of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who has officially disavowed being the Vicar of Christ, the Successor of the Prince of the Apostles and the Supreme Pontiff, as if they were annoying trappings of the past: only mere ‘historical titles,’“ he added.

Archbishop Viganò said it’s as if Pope Francis now views himself as becoming “master of the Church, free to demolish it from within without having to answer to anyone. In short, a tyrant,” he said.

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Belgium’s Health Minister Caught Picking Boogers Out of Her Nose Live on Zoom

With the full weight of the coronavirus pandemic upon us, citizens are looking to their politicians for leadership — and you would think that those leaders, especially health ministers, would be leading the way in terms of how to behave.

That’s not what’s happening in Belgium though, where Public Health Minister Maggie De Block was caught ignoring basic hygiene procedures during the epidemic.

With everyone working from home when they can, many have spent the last week making several faux pas on live Zoom conferences — and it’s no different for politicians who are turning to video conferencing software to communicate with each other.

In today’s broadcast of the Health and Equal Opportunities Commission, which was broadcast live on TV by LN24, Maggie De Block either forgot she was broadcasting herself or didn’t care as she took the time to pick boogers out of her nose and flick them.

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China ‘Forces Italy to Buy Back Masks and Coronavirus Supplies it Had Donated to Beijing Just Weeks Earlier’

Xi Jinping’s Communist state last month dispatched a plane full of medical supplies, including masks and respirators, to Italy as it became overwhelmed by COVID-19.

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China Forces Italy to Buy Same Coronavirus Supplies it Had Donated to Beijing a Few Weeks Ago

China’s efforts to rebrand itself as a global leader focused on humanitarian relief amid the coronavirus outbreak has hit a major snag and perhaps revealed Beijing’s true intentions behind their public relations blitz.

After telling the world that it would donate masks, face guards and testing equipment to Italy, China quietly backtracked and sold the Mediterranean country desperately-needed medical equipment, according to a report.

What’s worse is that the personal protective equipment (PPE) China forced Italy to buy was actually the same PPE Italy donated to China before coronavirus rushed its own shores and killed nearly 16,000 people.

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Coronavirus: The Looming Collapse of Europe’s Single Currency

As the coronavirus unleashes economic shockwaves across Europe, the European single currency, the most visible symbol of European unification, is facing collapse.

The eurozone — a monetary union of 19 of the 27 Member States of the European Union that have adopted the euro as their common currency — is being buffeted not only by the prospect of a deep and long-lasting recession. Northern and Southern European countries are also feuding over possible financial support for Italy and Spain, the EU’s third— and fourth-largest economies, which have been especially hard hit by the coronavirus.

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Farage: Huawei in UK 5G May be Price for Accepting China’s Coronavirus Aid

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has warned that having Huawei involved in Britain’s 5G network may be the price to be paid for accepting medical equipment from China.

On Friday, communist party-ruled China sent the UK 300 ventilators, as the country remains thousands short of the estimated 18,000 needed to cope with the peak of the coronavirus pandemic. Michael Gove, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, thanked”the Chinese government for their support in securing that capacity”.

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France: Paris Bans Exercise as Lockdown Tightens

Authorities in Paris have announced they will ban outdoor exercise between the hours of 10am and 7pm as the coronavirus lockdown tightens.

“All physical exercise — running, walking — will be banned in Paris between 10am and 7pm from tomorrow (Wed April 8) as part of ever stricter Coronavirus lockdown, by order Paris Police Prefecture & city council,” tweets Paris-based journalist Peter Allen.

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French Police Attacked in Multiple Cities Despite Lockdown Measures

Despite national lockdown, police in several French cities and communes were subjected to violent attacks over the weekend as authorities struggle to maintain the strict measures.

The first incident took place on Saturday in the late afternoon when a fight broke out between two men in the commune of Saint-Paul-le’s-Dax. Police were called after one of the men fled to his car following the altercation.

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Germany: Merkel: It’s Too Soon to Ease Restrictive Measures to Fight Coronavirus

BERLIN, Germany (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she´s as anxious as anyone for life to return to normal in the country.

Merkel says “we´re still living in the pandemic” and now isn´t the time to talk about an end date to restrictive measures.

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Ireland: Pensioner Beaten During Robbery by Man in Balaclava

Michael Manning, 81, was attacked in his own home by a man who beat him while demanding money.

On April 1, Manning, who lives in Limerick city, was asleep in his bed when he was awakened at around 7 AM by someone knocking on his door. After he got out of bed and was just about to reach his door, someone broke through it instead.

Manning was unable to see his attacker’s face as it was covered by a balaclava. The assailant proceeded to hit him over the head with a wooden boat paddle. Manning tried to fight the man off as he demanded 20 pounds from him. Eventually the would-be robber fled the scene without any money.

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Italian Health Minister Says No “Hugs and Kisses” Until There’s a Coronavirus Vaccine

Italy’s deputy health minister says there will be no more “hugs and kisses” until a vaccine for coronavirus is available.

Pierpaolo Sileri cautioned that life would only return to normal once Italians are inoculated against the disease.

“A tsunami that struck northern Italy is gradually receding, but hugs and kisses can only return to Italian life after a vaccine is found,” said Sileri.

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Italian Police Raid Bishop’s Palm Sunday Mass

ROME — Italian law enforcement intervened at the end of a Palm Sunday Mass celebrated by Bishop Raffaello Martinelli, with some 40 persons in attendance.

The bishop of the diocese of Frascati, to the southeast of Rome, had left the doors to the cathedral open and made sure that the faithful kept a safe distance from one another, but despite these precautions he received a fine, Italian media reported, for non-compliance with the rules against the coronavirus pandemic, which define church attendance as a non-essential and therefore unlawful activity.

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Police Accused of Being Racist Against the French

Guillaume Bigot, a French political scientist and entrepreneur, has criticized the French police for demonstrating double standards in how they deal with immigrants versus native French people when enforcing the coronavirus (COVID-19) social distancing measures.

Speaking on the CNews television news channel on Sunday, Bigot complained that the police have been targeting ordinary French people when it comes to the pandemic containment measures, while allowing juvenile delinquents to do as they please. “The curfew law must be the same for everyone,” Bigot said, according to a report by Valeurs Actuelles.

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Polish Parliament Approves Election Only by Postal Vote

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers voted late Monday to conduct the country’s forthcoming presidential elections exclusively through postal voting due to the lockdown imposed for the coronavirus pandemic.

Parliament also empowered house speaker Elzbieta Witek to push back the date of the election, if necessary. Both decisions by parliament require approval from the Senate and from President Andrzej Duda, who is seeking reelection.

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Scotland: Chief Medical Officer Resigns After Violating Own Stay-at-Home Orders

Scotland health official caught visiting second home while demanding everyone else stay inside.

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Scotland: 500-Year-Old Manuscript Contains One of Earliest Known Uses of the “F-Word”

Scotland has much to recommend it: impressive architecture, gorgeous Highlands, and a long, distinguished intellectual tradition that has spawned some of the Western world’s greatest thinkers over several centuries. It’s also, apparently, home to a medieval manuscript that contains the earliest known usage of the swearword “F#$%.”

[UPDATE 4/7/2020: Kristin Uscinski, a medieval historian at the State University of New York, Purchase, wrote in to inform us of an even earlier appearance of the F-word in the English language, “Roger F$#%-by-the-Navel who appears in some court records from 1310-11. I always make sure my students are aware of good ole Roger.”]

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Sweden Paves Way for Potential Lockdown as Deaths Approach 500 and Unemployment Soars

Sweden, which has some of the lightest anti-coronavirus restrictions in Europe, is paving the way for new laws that could lead to a nationwide lockdown, as the number of deaths approaches 500.

Authorities announced that as of Monday, Sweden, which has a population of 10.2 million and has pursued a light-touch approach to lockdown so far, has a total of 7,206 confirmed coronavirus cases and 477 deaths. As a result, the government is preparing to increase its own power to potentially lock down the country later this month.

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UK: ‘Clapping for NHS’ Reminds Author of Communist Despotism

British author Theodore Dalrymple says the country’s weekly activity of clapping in public for the NHS reminds him of how party members were forced to enthusiastically applaud Communist despots or face being labeled a dissident.

While no one is comparing the consequences of not clapping for the NHS to those of people who refused to clap for Stalin (that would be stupid), Dalrymple does note one important similarity between the two.

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UK: #ClapForBoris: Trump, World Leaders Send Messages of Support as PM Johnson Remains in ICU

Messages of support have come from around the world and across the political spectrum for Boris Johnson, after the prime minister was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of St Thomas’ Hospital, London, on Monday night.

Prime Minister Johnson had been self-isolating for ten days after testing positive for Chinese coronavirus, continuing his duties as prime minister. But on Sunday night, his representatives confirmed that he had been admitted to the London hospital as a precaution as his symptoms, a cough and temperature, persisted.

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UK: Coronavirus: Boris Johnson Spends Second Night in Intensive Care

Boris Johnson is spending a second night in intensive care as he continues to receive treatment for coronavirus.

The PM is being kept at St Thomas’ Hospital in London “for close monitoring”, Downing Street said.

Mr Johnson’s condition is “stable” and he remains in “good spirits”, his spokesman added on Tuesday evening.

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UK: Minister Gove Self-Isolating After Family Member Displays Coronavirus Symptoms

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove is self-isolating after a family member had displayed signs of coronavirus.

The Cabinet Office minister is continuing to work and had already appeared via videolink in interviews with British media this morning.

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UK: Police Need Spit Hoods to Protect Them From Coronavirus Attacks, MPs Told

Police need to be able to hood violent suspects on the streets who attempt to spit, bite, or cough at them while claiming to have coronavirus, a representative from the Police Federation told MPs.

Spit guards, also known as spit hoods, are kept in police custody suites and are placed over the heads of violent suspects who spit, bite, or threaten to spit at and bite police officers.

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UK: This Lefty Mayor’s Attack on Boris Johnson Was So Disgusting it Got Her Booted From Her Own Party

Left-wing Labour Party Mayor Sheila Oakes has apologized after the furious storm rained on her vindictive parade against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. After Johnson was moved to intensive care while fighting the Chinese coronavirus, Oakes posted on Facebook, “Sorry, he completely deserves this and he is one of the worst PM’s we’ve ever had.”

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Coronavirus: WHO Sends 5,000 Tests to NW Syria

Sets up 3 hospitals in and around Idlib

(ANSAmed) — BEIRUT, APRIL 6 — The World Health Organization (WHO) has sent about 5,000 COVID-19 test kits to northwestern Syria, an area out of central government control and under Turkish influence, the UN agency noted in a statement.

In collaboration with Syria medical organisations in the northwestern regions of Idlib and Aleppo, WHO has also set up three hospitals with a total of 210 beds to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic: in the city of Idlib, Salqin and Daret Izza.

WHO said that no cases had yet been recorded of COVID-19 in the areas of Aleppo and Idlib out of central government control.

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Russia Opens Criminal Probe Against Satirist Over Virus Video

A Russian satirist said Tuesday he had become the target of a criminal probe over spreading false information after he joked the coronavirus had been created in a secret Siberian lab.

“Friends, a criminal case has been opened against me over yesterday’s humorous video in which I’m mocking a conspiracy theory about the coronavirus originating in a Russian lab,” blogger Alexander Thorn said on Twitter.

Earlier in the day the Investigative Committee, which probes major cases, said a criminal case had been opened against a Twitter user for spreading false information that presents a threat to people’s life and safety.

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Russia Detains Activist Doctor Who Told ‘Zman Yisrael’ Moscow Lying About Virus

MOSCOW — An activist doctor who had criticized Russia’s response to the coronavirus outbreak was forcibly detained as she and some of her colleagues tried to deliver protective gear to a hospital in need.

Dr. Anastasia Vasilyeva of the Alliance of Doctors union told The Times of Israel’s Hebrew sister-site Zman Yisrael earlier this week that Russia “prefers to make sick people disappear as if it will allow the virus to disappear along with them.”

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The Threat of Corona and Communal Virus in India

Tabligh endangered India in Corona context…

Upananda Brahmachari | HENB | Haridwar | April 7, 2020:: Corona in India is expanding with an exorbitant communal speed. As per Health Ministry source, India is between Stage 2 and 3 of COVID-19 pandemic with 4789 positive Covid 19 cases causing 124 deaths.

As per Union Health Ministry bulletin on Sunday, ‘the rate of doubling of COVID-19 cases in India was 4.1 days, but if the cases linked to the Tablighi Jamaat event would not have happened, it would have been 7.4 days’.

It hints that the Nizamuddin event of Tabligh endangered India with double risk as the Muslims with Tabligh discretely wanted to flout the Govt policy of lock-down with a mode of deadliest threat of Corona Jihad+.

As a matter of fact many Islamic schools of thoughts presented the Covid 19 as a curse of Allah against Kaffir and Muslims are auto-immune with Corona… as such they have nothing to do with Govt advisories like lock-down, social distancing, self quarantine, isolation and so on. Actually, Muslims were engaged in mocking with Modi and majority Hindus for adopting lock-down and other measures.

The Quran believers and Sharia loving people Muslims in India were enjoying Covid 19 as a fatality of Hindu kaffirs until the Nizamuddin event thundered upon them causing a great Corona Crisis among Indian Muslims.

Now, the governments in different states has quarantined over 25,500 Tablighi Jamaat members and their contacts across the country+ to control the Corona Crisis in India. Muslims and their localities are now emerged as new Corona factories very unfortunately…

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BlackBerry Uncovers China-Backed Hacking Campaign

TORONTO — BlackBerry Ltd. says it has uncovered how China-backed hackers have been able to extract data from many of the world’s servers for a decade without being noticed.

BlackBerry executive Eric Cornelius says the hackers have been skilful in disguising some of their software tools to appear like advertising software that poses a low-level security risk.

Cornelius says the tactics give the hackers the ability to extract information from huge amounts of valuable data on web servers using the Linux operating system.

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China Bans Churches From Streaming Services, Even During Pandemic

Churches around the world are staying in contact online during the COVID-19 pandemic, but such an action remains illegal in China.

The watchdog Bitter Winter reported April 5 that very few organizations, and “only those that hold state-issued licenses,” can stream religious services online in China.

“We can’t get together because of the pandemic,” an underground house church pastor in the province of Jiangxi told Bitter Winter.

The pastor tried to stream a sermon Feb. 9 through an app, but was stopped.

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Hidden Killer: Fears Coronavirus Can Hide in Cells and Reactivate Later After 51 Recovered Patients Test Positive Again

by Christy Cooney

FEARS have been raised that the coronavirus may be able to remain in the body and “reactivate” later after 51 recovered patients tested positive again.

The patients, from the city of Daegu, South Korea, had all spent time in quarantine while recovering from the virus, but were diagnosed again within days of being released.

South Korea has been among the most successful countries globally in controlling the outbreak, using strict quarantining and widespread testing to slow its spread of the virus.

The number of new cases being diagnosed each day in the country is now at levels last seen as the pandemic was getting underway in February.

The 51 cases were identified as part of a study conducted in Daegu, the epicentre of the outbreak in South Korea, by a team of epidemiologists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The center said it did not believe the patients had been reinfected, but that the virus had remained at undetectable levels in their cells and later “reactivated”.

The claim runs contrary to the bulk of current evidence about how the virus works…

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Is the Answer for Coronavirus Already on Chemists’ Shelves? With Little Time to Develop New Medicines From Scratch, Scientists’ Hopes for COVID-19 Drug Involve ‘Repurposing’ Existing Treatments

Scientists the world over are working round the clock to find a cure for the deadly coronavirus. With little time, they are testing drugs currently used to treat other conditions.

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South Korea Trial Uses Survivor Blood Plasma to Treat Coronavirus

SEOUL, April 7 (UPI) — South Korea is using blood plasma from recovered coronavirus patients to test and potentially treat others.

Severance Hospital in Seoul said Tuesday that, so far, its test of treating two critically ill patients with the blood plasma of COVID-19 survivors succeeded.

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Taiwan is Taking Cybersecurity Seriously by Banning the Use of Zoom in Government

The bad news just doesn’t stop for Zoom.

In response to the recent barrage of security and privacy concerns about the video-conferencing software, Taiwan today banned all official use of the software.

In a statement (link in Chinese), Taiwan’s executive branch said it had informed all government agencies to cease the use of “products with information security concerns, such as Zoom.” Instead, it recommended that officials use conferencing software provided by other companies, such as Google and Microsoft.

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US Army Colonel: Coronavirus Was Leaked From a Chinese Lab

A retired US Army Colonel is among a growing list of prominent figures to lend weight to the theory that the Coronavirus now ravaging the globe leaked from a Chinese bio-lab in Wuhan in late November.

Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the U.S. Army Reserve, who previously worked at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.

In a recent op ed, he writes that while “there appears to be a politically-motivated campaign to demonstrate that CoVid-19 occurred naturally as a species ‘jump’ from animals to humans originating in the Wuhan wet market…there is still little evidence that directly supports that contention.”

Instead, Sellin posits that the origin of the virus is more likely to be a lab leak, arguing that “the technology to create a coronavirus chimera has been demonstrated,” and “deadly viruses have previously ‘leaked’ out of Chinese virology labs in two separate incidents.”

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Video: Is There a Massive Cover-Up in China?

The Chinese Communist Party has deliberately masked the total number of COVID-19 cases in China in a bid to safeguard its image both nationally and internationally, according to China experts as well as evidence documented by The Epoch Times.

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Why Are So Many People That Have “Recovered” From the Coronavirus Testing Positive Again?

Something isn’t adding up.

[Comment: Almost sounds like people are being biologically tagged.]

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Anti-Vaxxer Footy WAG is Slammed for Her ‘Ignorant and Dangerous’ Claims Coronavirus is ‘Like a Common Cold’ — And the Search for a Vaccine a ‘SCAM’

An anti-vaxxer footy WAG has outrageously claimed an Australian government push for a coronavirus vaccine is a ‘scam’ and been branded ‘ignorant’ for likening the illness to the common cold.

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Cardinal Pell Walks Free From Jail After Court Tosses Child Sex Abuse Conviction

Former top aide to Pope Francis exonerated by Australian court.

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Girl, 17, Who Was Fined $1,652 for Going on a Driving Lesson With Her Mum Has the Penalty Dropped — But Police Warn Other L-Platers Won’t be So Lucky

Hunter Reynolds, 17, was issued a fine for learning to drive to Frankston in Victoria in wet conditions with her mother, Sharee, as the passenger on the weekend.

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Pictured: Man, 37, Accused of Punching a Policeman in the Face Before Spitting on Him and Claiming He Had Coronavirus

Bradley Lonesborough appeared in Wollongong Local Court, in southern NSW, on Monday and did not apply for bail before it was formally refused.

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Pope Francis Prays for Those Condemned Unjustly as Australian Court Acquits Cardinal George Pell

ROME — Pope Francis compared those unjustly condemned to Jesus in his Passion, coinciding with the Australian High Court’s unanimous decision to acquit Cardinal George Pell of charges of abuse.

The pontiff specifically mentioned as the motive behind such unjust sentences that “someone had it in for them.”

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Prison Guards Reveal How Criminals Are Using the Coronavirus Crisis in Desperate Attempts to Get Their Jail Time Cut Short

According to a prison guard who works in in New South Wales prisoners will ‘say anything’ in court and have used the threat of infection as an excuse to get a more lenient sentence.

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Shoppers Shocked as Police Conduct a Social Distancing Operation at Westfield — Demanding They Justify Why They Are There or Face $1,000 Fines

A woman from Sutherland Shire, in Sydney’s south, told a local Facebook group the officers were at Miranda Westfield about 4pm on Monday.

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Students in Victoria to be Home-Schooled and Year 12 Pupils Will Have Final Exams Delayed Until December Amid Coronavirus Crackdown

Students in Victoria will have to complete term two online and final exams for graduating pupils will be postponed until December.

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Two Police Officers, 27, Are Fined $1,000 for Breaching COVID-19 Laws by Going to a House Party in Sydney on Saturday Night — But They’ll Keep Their Jobs

The two senior constables, a 27-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman, had been at the party in Sydney’s CBD on Saturday with three other revellers.

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Woman, 20, Is ‘Punched Repeatedly in the Head by a Stranger on a Melbourne Bus After Asking Him to Take His Feet Off the Seat’

Victoria Police have released CCTV images of a man they believe can assist with their inquiries into the March 12 incident which happened at around 10.30am.

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Another 63 Migrants Are Intercepted by Border Force Patrols Attempting to Cross the English Channel in a Single Day — Taking the Total to 555 This Year

Another 63 migrants were today intercepted by Border Force patrols as they attempted to cross the English Channel, taking this year’s total to 555.

Border Force officers intercepted the asylum seekers and brought them into Dover, Kent, where they will be checked for any coronavirus symptoms.

Conditions were perfect for crossing, with clear skies and the weather getting warmer.

The first boat is thought to have made it to English waters shortly before midnight.

[Comment: Article dated April 7, 2020.]

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Austria Rejects Migrant Quotas, Backs Hungary, Czechia and Poland’s Strict Asylum Policies

Austria confirms it is maintaining its policy on migration and not accepting any more asylum seekers, although some 150 NGOs have pressured the country to accept Middle Eastern migrants stuck in Greece during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It remains a no,” said Claudia Türtscher, the spokeswoman for Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg, of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), according to Kronen Zeitung.

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Germany: Police Use Photo of White Male to Depict Assault by African Migrant

An African migrant, 31, was arrested in Munich last month for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old German girl. But what made an already tragic situation worse was that the police used a photo of a white male sexually harassing a woman in their statements about the incident on social media.

The girl was at the Dachau station on a train headed for Munich at around 10 PM on Friday, March 27 when the migrant, who was identified as being from Eritrea, approached her, according to a report filed by the Munich Police Department. Becoming nervous, she moved to another seat, but the man followed her and sat next to her. He then began to stroke her legs and attempted to kiss her in the genital region. When she tried to escape, the man grabbed her and fondled her under her clothes, and also took her mobile phone.

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Italy Seals Off Seaports to Migrants as Country is No Longer ‘Safe Place’ Amid COVID 19

The Italian government has declared its seaports “unsafe” due to the coronavirus pandemic currently sweeping the country. It will no longer authorise the landing of migrant rescue boats until the emergency is lifted.

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Migrants: 8 EU Countries Committed to Welcoming Minors

Scheme for 1,600 unaccompanied children from Greece

(ANSA) — BRUSSELS, APRIL 6 — Eight EU member states have so far indicated their willingness to welcome 1,600 unaccompanied minors from refugee camps in Greece. These countries are Finland, France, Germany, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, Ireland, and Croatia. The EU Commission is working on the relocation scheme, slowed down by the coronavirus pandemic, and is committed to extending the group of participating countries.

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Poland, Hungary, Czechia Broke EU Law by Refusing Refugees

They didn’t comply with relocation mechanism

(ANSA) — BELGRADE, 02 APR — The Court of Justice of the European Union upheld the actions for failure to fulfil obligations brought by the European Commission and concluded that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic have failed to fulfil their obligations under European Union law by refusing to comply with the temporary mechanism for the relocation of applicants for international protection. In a judgment published today, the EU Court said that “those Member States can rely neither on their responsibilities concerning the maintenance of law and order and the safeguarding of internal security, nor on the alleged malfunctioning of the relocation mechanism to avoid implementing that mechanism.” The Court concluded that “there had been an infringement” by Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic “of a decision adopted by the Council with a view to the relocation, on a mandatory basis, from Greece and Italy of 120,000 applicants for international protection to the other Member States of the European Union.” Moreover, “Poland and he Czech Republic had also failed to fulfil their obligations under an earlier decision that the Council had adopted with a view to the relocation, on a voluntary basis, from Greece and Italy of 40,000 applicants for international protection to the other Member States of the European Union.”

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Turkish Ships Preparing to Smuggle Illegal Immigrants Spotted by Greeks

The Greek Navy has spotted around six Turkish cargo ships preparing to smuggle illegal migrants to the Greek islands in the last few days, according to reports.

Athens is concerned about a repeat scenario of an incident in mid-March which saw a cargo ship that had departed Çanakkale, Turkey run aground in the port of Jia with nearly 200 illegal migrants who Greek authorities later had to move inland, Greek newspaper Kathimerini reports.

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Video: Migrants on ‘Lockdown’ do ‘Battle’ on Lesbos; Turn Against Local People

Two gangs of mostly Afghan migrants clashed at the infamous Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos over the weekend, despite being on “lockdown”.

Why the groups decided to do battle with one another is not known. However, after fighting with what appears to have been wooden sticks, the migrants turned their attention against local Greeks, with some reportedly hurling rocks at a car driving by, according to the Greek City Times.

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Appeals Court Allows Texas to Ban Abortions During Pandemic

A federal appeals court on Tuesday gave Texas the go-ahead to halt most abortions in the state during the COVID-19 emergency.

The U.S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in a 2-to-1 ruling, struck down a trial judge’s restraining order that has stopped the state from suspending abortions in order to save medical resources. The majority argued that states can reasonably restrict rights in order to protect public safety during times of national emergency.

Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan, a Trump appointee, wrote for the majority:

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Grammar App Grammarly Says it Recommends People Don’t Use Phrase “Chinese” Or “Wuhan” Virus

Coronavirus is a riddle wrapped in an enigma, considering that not everyone wants to admit how exactly it came to be, where it originated (some Chinese sources are trying to pretend it came from the US) — or even what to call it.

Not to mention there’s no effective treatment (or is there? — again, that depends on who you ask), and no vaccine.

Grammar app Grammarly has started flagging the phrase “Chinese virus” in references to the virus and the resulting disease, COVID-19.

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YouTube Censors Popular David Icke Interview Which Had 339,000 Views in 30 Minutes

Digital rights groups and internet users have warned that many of the changes that are being ushered in as a response to the coronavirus are infringing on people’s civil liberties.

And now YouTube has set a new chilling precedent in this area by removing a popular interview with author and public speaker David Icke from the London Real YouTube channel which was titled “DAVID ICKE — THE CORONAVIRUS CONSPIRACY: HOW COVID-19 WILL SEIZE YOUR RIGHTS & DESTROY OUR ECONOMY”

London Real produces in-depth interviews with a diverse range of guests and Icke has been on the show multiple times.

His last interview with London Real on March 18 is currently the channel’s most popular video with 4.9 million views.

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YouTube Hits Cringe Panda Channel With Two Strikes and Removes Videos That Criticize Transgender Activists

Last year, YouTube deleted the channel of Soph — a rising star in the political and social commentary space who was on the cusp of reaching 1 million subscribers.

Now the platform is targeting another young, up and coming creator who’s gaining traction in this space.

Over the last month, political and social commentary channel Cringe Panda has gone from having around 5,670 subscribers to more than 81,100 subscribers after conservative commentator Mark Dice featured her channel in one of his videos.

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12 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/7/2020

  1. “Archbishop Viganò said it’s as if Pope Francis now views himself as becoming “master of the Church, free to demolish it from within without having to answer to anyone. In short, a tyrant,” he said.”

    Well that sounds about right, doesn’t it?

  2. “Poland, Hungary, Czechia Broke EU Law by Refusing Refugees”
    You know, the best part about this is that we’ve taken hundreds, if not thousands, Ukranian refugees in the same period. But those obviously don’t count because they don’t pose a danger to our culture (they still raise violent crime though).

    • I read 2 Million Ukrainians are in Poland…

      But Poland is now also on the Corona Panic.Im wondering because they dont fear TBC from the Ukrainians.

      Also many Africans hava TBC.But there was no Panic in Germany…

  3. “Scheme for 1,600 unaccompanied children from Greece”

    Is there an upper age limit, or will those with beards etc. still be allowed, as in the past?

    Actually confirming a person’s age by means of available methods, would, I know be an “intrusion”.)

  4. Religious Prosecutions..
    The case against Cardinal Pell was a smear job, based on anti-Catholic bigotry. Pell was innocent. When such malicious prosecutions are brought, it damages the judicial process for real victims of clergy abuse when legitimate cases are filed.

    Malicious Prosecution of Prominent People
    The most famous recent case in the U.S. is the 2008 conviction of Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, who lost a narrow re-election bid after a conviction for not reporting an alleged gift. Only after an FBI whistleblower revealed the grievous prosecutorial misconduct was Stevens exonerated. It came too late for his re-election, but his good name was restored. Stevens died in 2010.

    If a Republican-led Justice Department can deliberately, maliciously and wrongfully convict the longest-serving Republic senator in the land, still popular in his home state, it would be relative child’s play for prosecutors in Victoria (Cardinal Pell’s home state in Australia) to deliberately, maliciously and wrongfully convict Cardinal Pell, who has been subject to a years long campaign of media defamation in Australia. Such was the intensity of the vilification that it would likely be possible to find a jury of 12 people in Melbourne who would believe that Cardinal Pell had sexually abused the boys, too.

    Still, the case against Cardinal Pell was so grotesquely fantastical that it took the prosecutors two tries to get the convictions. The first trial, in September, ended in a hung jury, with jurors reportedly voting 10-2 to acquit. A retrial followed, with the jury reaching the necessary unanimity to convict in December.

  5. “China ‘Forces Italy to Buy Back Masks and Coronavirus Supplies it Had Donated to Beijing Just Weeks Earlier’”

    Communists behaving like stereotypical robber-baron capitalists, you just can’t make this crap up!

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