Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/9/2020

British Prime Minister Boris “BoJo” Johnson is no longer in ICU, but is still hospitalized with the ChiCom flu. Meanwhile, as many as 150 members of the Saudi royal family are thought to be afflicted with the disease. Also, the EU has agreed to a €500 billion coronavirus rescue package.

In other news, two boats carrying at least 25 illegal migrants were intercepted crossing the English Channel to the UK.

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

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Financial Crisis
» 17 Million Americans Have Filed for Unemployment in Past 3 Weeks
» A Shocking 17 Million Americans Have Filed for Unemployment in Past 3 Weeks
» Canada Lost One Million Jobs in March: Statcan Report
» COVID-19 Drags French Economy Into Deep Recession the Likes of Which it Has Not Seen Since 1945
» EU Agrees €500bn Coronavirus Rescue Package
» Merkel Says Agrees With Conte on Urgency of EU Solidarity But Rejects Euro Bonds
» Recession Imminent as Global Economy Comes to a Screeching Halt
» Salvini Urges Italian Government to Reject EU Coronavirus ‘Loans’
» Some Americans Should be Receiving Coronavirus Relief Checks on Thursday
» UK Unleashes Helicopter Money: In Historic Move, BoE Becomes First Central Bank to Openly Monetize Deficit
 
USA
» 86% of New Yorkers Who Died With Chinese Virus Had Other Illnesses, Conditions
» Bernie’s Press Secretary: ‘Now I Can Drop ‘Democratic’ From ‘Democratic Socialism’
» Biden: ‘Coronavirus is Helping My Numbers’
» Bilderbergers, Kushner & Gates Push Surveillance Database, Entering Homes, Taking Unvaccinated Kids
» Bill Gates Crosses the Digital Rubicon, Says “Mass Gatherings” May Not Return Without Global Vaccine
» Bureaucrat: Stay Home and Starve
» California Sheriff: We’ll Arrest Anyone Not Wearing a Mask
» California Nursing Home Evacuated After Staff Doesn’t Show Up
» Consequences & Why COVID-19 is the McGuffin
» Corona: Creating the Illusion of a Pandemic Through Diagnostic Tests
» COVID-19: Perfect Cover for Mandatory Biometric ID
» Developing a Vaccine for Media Bias
» Dr. Fauci’s Plandemic: Coronavirus Fear Campaign
» Epidemiologist: Coronavirus Could be ‘Exterminated’ If Lockdowns Lifted
» Fauci Set Stage for Mandatory Vaccine
» Free Speech Org Vows to ‘Monitor’ Colleges With Classes Online
» George Soros-Funded Group to Governors: Release as Many Prisoners as Possible Due to Coronavirus
» George Soros-Funded Group Pushes Nationwide Drop Boxes for Voting
» In 3rd Straight Record Day, 799 New Yorkers Die From Coronavirus
» Jared Kushner and His Coronavirus Task Force Team Seeks National COVID-19 Surveillance System
» Lindsey Graham: No More U.S. Money for WHO
» Louisiana Pastor Says He Will Hold Easter Service With 1,000 Congregants
» ‘Marxian Economist’ Professor Doesn’t Blame Trump for Coronavirus ‘Mess.’ He Blames Capitalism.
» Mayor Orders Stay-at-Home Crackdown — Then Police Find His Wife at a Bar
» Mississippi Bill Aims to Protect College Students’ Free Speech Rights
» Ocasio-Cortez Faces Well-Financed Challenger in June Democratic Primary
» Official Raises Alarm on Inflated COVID-19 Deaths
» Pentagon Flatly Denies ABC Claim That Trump Administration Knew of Coronavirus Threat in November
» Public-Health Order: Wear Face Masks or Receive Up to Year in Jail
» Ron Paul: Resistance Building to Coronavirus ‘House Arrest’ Orders… it’s About Time!
» Study Finds Most Cases of COVID-19 in NYC Came From Europe, Other Places in US
» Trump: America Will Reopen “Sooner Than You Think”
» Watch Out, Everyone, Here Come the Coronavirus Cops, Enjoying Their Little Slice of Power Way Too Much
 
Europe and the EU
» EU Trade Negotiations Continue as UK Stands by December 2020 Deadline
» EU Ventilator Scheme Has Produced No Machines, Claim UK Govt Turned Down 50k ‘False’
» EU’s New Chief Scientist Quits, Blames Extremely Poor Coronavirus Response
» France Developing Surveillance App Called “StopCovid” To Mitigate Virus Spread
» France: Is National Rally’s Marion Marechal Making a Political Comeback?
» French Prostitutes Demand Coronavirus Govt Cash Bailout
» How Have Populists Responded to COVID-19?
» Italy: Archaeology: Herculaneum Offering Online Tours
» Italy: Di Maio Says Die Welt ‘Shameful’ Over Mafia Slur
» Latest: Spain’s Coronavirus Fatalities Officially Tops 15,000 as Daily Deaths Drop
» Pope Francis: ‘I Don’t Know’ if Judas is in Hell… Jesus Called Him ‘Friend’
» Pope Swaps Easter/Passover Greetings With Israeli President
» Pope Francis Says Pandemic is ‘Nature’s Response’ To Human Inaction Over Climate Change
» Sweden: Police Warn Against Right-Wing Extremism on Anniversary of Jihadi Terror Attack
» UK Lockdown: Britain Warned Country Won’t be Reopening After Easter, As Police Call for Stricter Powers
» UK Police Force Threatens to Search Shopping Baskets to Catch ‘Lockdown’ Violators
» UK: Coronavirus: Boris Johnson Out of Intensive Care But Remains in Hospital
» UK: London Broadcaster Faces Investigation After Daring to Air David Icke Interview
» UK: Starmer Promotes Race-Baiting MP to Labour Front-Bench
 
Balkans
» Hungary: Coronavirus Aid Provided to the Balkans
 
Middle East
» As Many as 150 Members of the Saudi Royal Family Infected With Coronavirus: Report
» Up to 150 Members of the Saudi Royal Family ‘Are Infected With Coronavirus’: King Salman and Mohammed Bin Salman ‘Have Both Gone Into Isolation to Avoid the Outbreak’
 
Russia
» Left-Wing Extremists Attack Czech Embassy in Russia After Prague Removes Statue of Soviet-Era Commander
» Video: Aftermath of Explosion at Moscow Business Center
 
South Asia
» Ferry Passengers Jump Overboard After Discovering Others on Board May Have Coronavirus as it Comes in to Dock in Indonesia
» Hindus and Sikhs Under Jihadi Attack in Islamic Afghanistan
» Indonesia Couple With Ties to ISIS on Trial Over Attempt to Kill Security Minister
 
Far East
» China’s ‘Mask Diplomacy’: How a Surprise Flight From Wuhan to Australia Carrying 70 Tonnes of Face Masks is Part of China’s Brazen PR Campaign to Convince the World They Will Save Everyone From the Coronavirus Pandemic
» China to Reclassify Dogs as Pets Rather Than Livestock in Response to COVID-19
» Coronavirus: China Donates Health Equipment to Vatican
» COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic
» Disgusting WHO Chief Tells Trump to be Quiet “If You Don’t Want Many More Body Bags”
» Must-See Documentary Tracks Down Origin of Wuhan Coronavirus
 
Australia — Pacific
» ‘Aldi Not Mucking Around’: Discount Supermarket Chain Upstages Coles and Woolworths With Huge Plastic Shield to Protect Its Workers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
» Australia Creates a New Visa to Allow Skilled Workers and Students to Stay in In the Country During COVID-19 Crisis
» Australia State Adds AI Number Plate Readers to GPS Tracking of Corona-Quarantine Busters
» Australia’s Daily Coronavirus Infections Fall Under 100 for the First Time in Three Weeks in an ‘Exceptionally Important Development’ In Fight Against the Bug
» Freight Plane Filled With Australian Seafood is Expected to Land in China This Week After First Aircraft Carrying Supplies From Wuhan Landed in Sydney
» How Australia Ignored the World Health Organisation and Stayed One Step Ahead on COVID-19 — After the Who Argued Against Closing the Border, Refused to Call the Virus a ‘Pandemic’ And Heaped Praise on China
» How Australia Has Led the World in Fighting COVID-19 With Stringent Testing, Quarantine, Border Controls and a Dose of Luck — and Why Only 51 People Have Died Compared With Thousands in UK and US
» How Two Australian States Could Become Coronavirus ‘Guinea Pigs’ And Test the Impact of Relaxing Lockdowns — Potentially Paving the Way for a National Easing of Restrictions
» Make Your Mind Up, Bro: Hilarious Moment an Army Officer is Spotted Wearing Camo and High-Vis While Patrolling the Queensland Border Where 63,000 Cars Have Been Checked
» Man is Fined $1,000 for Going for a Morning Walk Despite Exercise Being Allowed — Because He Gave Police ‘Several Different Reasons’ For Leaving Home
» Potential Breakthrough in Search for a Coronavirus Vaccine as an Australian Treatment is Tested on COVID-19 for the First Time — and the Next Step Will be Trying it on Humans
» Shopper ‘Eye Gouges a Female Coles Worker and Spits in Her Face’ After Being Told to Leave the Supermarket for Refusing to Practise Social Distancing
» The Small Object That Could Unlock the Mystery of the Ruby Princess: Police Storm Coronavirus-Stricken Ship to Seize Vital Evidence Before Questioning the Captain Over the Debacle That’s Left 15 Dead and 600 Infected
 
Latin America
» Clues to Origin of Mysterious Tanystropheid Reptiles From New Brazilian Fossil
» Coronavirus in South America
» Daniel Ortega Out of Sight as Nicaraguan Government Defies Virus Logic
 
Immigration
» Belgium: Nearly 300 Migrants Released From Detention Centers
» Channel Migrants: Two Boats Intercepted in English Channel
» Coronavirus Jailbreak: Soros-Funded ACLU Wants Serial Drunk Driver Freed
» EU: Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic Broke EU Law
» Greece: Teen Stabbed to Death by Afghan Migrant on Lesbos
» Is America’s Current Crisis in All Areas the Fault of Baby Boomers?
» Italy Closes Ports to NGO Migrant Transport Ships
» Italy Closes All Ports to Migrant Transport NGOs, Deeming Country ‘Not Safe’
» Judge Orders Release of 4 Convicted Felons
 
Culture Wars
» CBC Continues to Promote Drag Queen Story Hour Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic
» Planned Parenthood of Greater New York to Close a Dozen Clinics, Lay Off Quarter of Staff
 

17 Million Americans Have Filed for Unemployment in Past 3 Weeks

The coronavirus pandemic has paralyzed the economy and caused a staggering 16.8 million Americans to file for unemployment in just the past three weeks.

Two weeks ago a then-record 3.3 million jobless claims were reported

Last week saw an additional (upwardly revised) 6.9 million

Today another 6.6 million claims were reported.

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

A Shocking 17 Million Americans Have Filed for Unemployment in Past 3 Weeks

Two weeks ago it was a record 3.3 million initial claims; last week it was an additional (upwardly revised) 6.875 million in initial claims, and this week another 6.606 million claims (almost exactly our expectation of 6.5 million).

That is a shocking 16.78 million people who have applied for unemployment benefits in the last three weeks.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Canada Lost One Million Jobs in March: Statcan Report

Canada lost over one million jobs in March as the coronavirus pandemic has forced countless employers to either lay off staff or shut their doors completely.

In a report released Thursday, Statistics Canada determined that last month saw the biggest job losses in modern history.

“In March, the number of employed people fell by more than one million (-1,011,000 or —5.3%). The employment rate, or the proportion of people aged 15 and older who were employed, fell 3.3 percentage points to 58.5%. This was the lowest employment rate since April 1997,” wrote StatCan.

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

COVID-19 Drags French Economy Into Deep Recession the Likes of Which it Has Not Seen Since 1945

Economic activity plunged 32 percent in the last two weeks of March

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

EU Agrees €500bn Coronavirus Rescue Package

EU finance ministers have agreed a €500bn (£440bn) rescue package for European countries hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

The chairman of the Eurogroup, Mario Centeno, announced the deal, reached after marathon discussions in Brussels.

But the ministers failed to accept a demand from France and Italy to share out the cost of the crisis by issuing so-called coronabonds.

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

Merkel Says Agrees With Conte on Urgency of EU Solidarity But Rejects Euro Bonds

It’s toughest moment, Germany is ready

(ANSA) — Berlin, April 9 — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday she agreed with Premier Giuseppe Conte on the urgent need for solidarity during Europe’s “most difficult hour” due to the coronavirus emergency.

“I’ve spoken to Giuseppe Conte and we agree on the fact that solidarity is needed in Europe with urgency in one of the most difficult moments, if not the most difficult,” she said.

“And Germany is ready for solidarity”.

Conte is pushing for euro bonds to fund the economic response to the emergency but Merkel said Thursday that the European Stability Mechanism should be used alongside the European Investment Bank and the EU’s new SURE unemployment scheme.

The Eurogroup is split between those like Italy, France and Spain who are calling for so-called ‘coronabonds’ guaranteed for all and northern countries like Germany and the Netherlands who are against mutualizing debt and want the ESM to be used.

Conte told the BBC earlier that the European project risked failing if a common response is not agreed.

But Merkel reiterated Germany’s opposition to coronabonds Thursday. “You know that I don’t think that we should have a common guarantee of debts and therefore we reject euro bonds,” she said. “But there are so many instruments of solidarity that good solutions can be found. She repeated that solidarity was “urgent” but stressed “you can have different assessments on what are the proper measures (to achieve it)”. Austria, Finland, Denmark and other northern deficit hawks are also against coronabonds, but Italy, France, Spain and Greece have rejected using the ESM bailout fund saying it is outmoded, as it was envisioned for sovereign-debt crises, and penalizes debtor countries like Italy and Greece.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Recession Imminent as Global Economy Comes to a Screeching Halt

by Fayaz Mahessar

Never in peacetime has the global economy experienced what it is going through at the moment. Almost 3 billion people are currently under a lockdown as factories are forced to halt production, travel banned, services discontinued and international trade facing a standstill for an indefinite period.

Coronavirus Continues to Spread

With over 1.3 million confirmed cases and 70,600 deaths worldwide, governments and policy makers across the world are running out of options on how to control the pandemic and insulate against the economic meltdown that is likely to follow in the coming quarters.

As cases rise and death counts mount, more and more countries are undergoing a lockdown which is likely to exacerbate the situation from bad to worse. Keeping in view the impact of partial lockdown during March, the economic outlook for April and May is looking bleak…

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]
 

Salvini Urges Italian Government to Reject EU Coronavirus ‘Loans’

Italy’s preeminent populist lawmaker and former interior minister Matteo Salvini has urged the country’s ruling coalition government to refrain from accepting EU loans that would “aid” its embattled economy amid the Chinese COVID-19 outbreak.

Senator Salvini, who’s also leader of the Right-wing populist League party and Italy’s most trusted politican, brushed off the viability of EU proposals to help Italy to deal with the coronavirus crisis, arguing that the loans would burden Italy’s younger generations, the Daily Express reports.

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

Some Americans Should be Receiving Coronavirus Relief Checks on Thursday

Millions of Americans should start receiving their coronavirus relief checks on Thursday, according to an internal IRS plan obtained by the Washington Post.

The date of delivery for the checks — up to $1,200 in relief money for some Americans — depends on how individuals filed their taxes and if they signed up for direct deposit payments for their tax refund. People could begin receiving their money as early as April 9 to April 14.

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

UK Unleashes Helicopter Money: In Historic Move, BoE Becomes First Central Bank to Openly Monetize Deficit

In a historical move, the Bank of England announced this morning that it will begin to finance the short-term needs of the Treasury, in other words it will directly monetize the UK deficit, something central banks had — for the past decade — denied they do or would do.

The BOE move will allow the government to bypass the bond market entirely until the Covid-19 pandemic subsides, financing unexpected costs such as the job retention scheme where bills will fall due at the end of April. Ironically, as the FT notes, although BoE governor Andrew Bailey opposed monetary financing earlier this week, Treasury officials felt it was best to have the insurance of the central bank willing to finance its operations in the short term.

In a statement on Thursday, the government announced it would extend the size of the government’s bank account at the central bank, known historically as the “Ways and Means Facility”, which normally stands at just £370m. This will rise to an effectively unlimited amount, allowing ministers to spend more in the short term without having to tap the gilts market. In 2008, a similar move saw the facility rise briefly to only £20bn.

And so helicopter money has arrived, with the UK Treasury now taking de facto control of the central bank.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

86% of New Yorkers Who Died With Chinese Virus Had Other Illnesses, Conditions

Vast majority of Empire Staters who supposedly died from the Chinese Virus had at least one underlying disease or condition…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Bernie’s Press Secretary: ‘Now I Can Drop ‘Democratic’ From ‘Democratic Socialism’

(SUMMIT NEWS) The mask comes off.

Sanders announced he was bowing out of the race earlier today telling his supporters during a live stream that the decision was “very difficult and painful” while acknowledging there was no feasible path to the nomination.

Briahna Joy Gray, Bernie’s press secretary had a very revealing response, tweeting, “On the plus side, I can drop the “Democratic” from my tweets about why Socialism is good.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Biden: ‘Coronavirus is Helping My Numbers’

Presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday that the coronavirus has ‘helped’ his campaign.

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

Bilderbergers, Kushner & Gates Push Surveillance Database, Entering Homes, Taking Unvaccinated Kids

Share this censored broadcast to spread this crucial information at this critical time in history.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Bill Gates Crosses the Digital Rubicon, Says “Mass Gatherings” May Not Return Without Global Vaccine

A recurring theme among conspiracy theorists is that the elite are just waiting for the right moment to roll out their ‘mark of the beast’ technology to remotely identify and control every single human being on the planet, thus sealing their plans for a one world government. And with many people willing to do just about anything to get back to some sense of normalcy, those fears appear more justified with each passing day.

In the Book of Revelation [13:16-17], there is a passage that has attracted the imagination of believers and disbelievers throughout the ages, and perhaps never more so than right now: “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark…”

Was John of Patmos history’s first conspiracy theorist, or are we merely indulging ourselves today with a case of self-fulfilling prophecy? Whatever the case may be, many people would probably have serious reservations about being branded with an ID code even if it had never been mentioned in Holy Scripture. But that certainly has not stopped Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who has been warning about a global pandemic for years, from pushing such controversial technologies on all of us.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Bureaucrat: Stay Home and Starve

How many Americans will be frightened by the necessity to buy food and feed their families?

Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House “coronavirus response coordinator,” said on Saturday all plebs must stay out of grocery stores. She didn’t offer an alternative. Instead, she repeated the hand washing and 6-foot “social distancing” mantra.

“This is the moment to not be going to the grocery store, not going to the pharmacy, but doing everything you can to keep your family and your friends safe and that means everybody doing the 6-feet distancing, washing their hands,” said the life-long bureaucrat.

I seriously doubt Ms. Birx does her own shopping. As a top-level flunky of the state and its preferred transnational corporate crony clients, Brix likely dispatches servants to do the shopping and cooking. She has more important tasks at hand, such as frightening the public into subservience with scary worst-case speculation minus hard data, pushing house arrest, and repeating ad nauseam the hand-wash-social-distance mantra.

Birx’s insane suggestion—with the full weight of the state behind it—is naturally ignored by millions of Americans that have no choice but to queue up inside grocery stores and pharmacies, daring a virus they are propagandized into believing is everywhere, lethal as the Black Death.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

California Sheriff: We’ll Arrest Anyone Not Wearing a Mask

He claims he’s not setting up “any type of police state”.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

California Nursing Home Evacuated After Staff Doesn’t Show Up

(CNN) Dozens of patients from a nursing home in Southern California were evacuated to other centers Wednesday after employees stopped showing up for work, officials say.

Magnolia Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Riverside, California has been hit hard by coronavirus, with at least 34 of 84 patients and five staff members testing positive, according to a news release from Riverside County Public Health Department.

Wednesday is the second day in a row employees didn’t show up to care for patients. Thirty-three nurses were brought in by Riverside University Health and Kaiser Permanente to fill in on Tuesday, the release states.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Consequences & Why COVID-19 is the McGuffin

Another day in lockdown begins.

When they come to make the film of this crisis, it will quickly become apparent the Virus is just the McGuffin, the plot device behind the most massive economic calamity of all time.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Corona: Creating the Illusion of a Pandemic Through Diagnostic Tests

The whole ‘pandemic effect’ has been created out of fake science.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

COVID-19: Perfect Cover for Mandatory Biometric ID

Now that the state and its media have falsely characterized the coronavirus as a pandemic closing in on the 1918 flu pandemic (falsely attributed to Spain), it is time for the global elite and their technocrats to force not only highly-profitable (for Big Pharma) vaccines on the world but biometric IDs as well.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Developing a Vaccine for Media Bias

At one time, I thought the media would eventually correct their mistakes, in order to avoid embarrassment. Yet, they get worse, day by day, and even continue to claim that they provide “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” A newspaper with the slogan “Democracy Dies in Darkness” wants to censor President Trump’s daily press briefings….

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Dr. Fauci’s Plandemic: Coronavirus Fear Campaign

fugazee: fake, not genuine, counterfeit, fraudulent, fictitious, bunk

Mounting evidence has emerged confirming that the Coronavirus fears being fed to the American public and the world are a well-orchestrated, planned, crisis exercise event.

A video has emerged of Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the lead spokesperson for Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force, in which he states, “There will be a surprise outbreak.” The recording is from a speech he gave at Georgetown University on January 10, 2017, just ten days before Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Based on the timing of Dr. Fauci’s statement, it can be surmised that a planned epidemic was the Deep State’s “nuclear option,” if all other efforts failed in removing President Trump from office…

The fake news media would have you believe that the nation’s hospitals are being overwhelmed with Coronavirus cases. Alternative independent citizen journalists are revealing that the leftist mainstream media is wildly exaggerating Coronavirus statistics and is flat out lying about overcrowded hospitals. Independent citizen journalists have revealed that even in Manhattan, New York City’s “crisis epicenter,” where it has been reported that hospitals are overwhelmed with hordes of people lining up to be tested, that this is not the case at all (5:30 mark video)…

The Coronavirus is not a hoax; it is a real disease. However, an overhyped fear and hysteria campaign and an exaggerated Coronavirus death toll are being perpetrated on the American public by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). People die every year. Many deaths in 2020 are being ATTRIBUTED to Coronavirus, but not all of these deaths are being CAUSED by Coronavirus.

FOLLOW THE MONEY… Government officials, the CDC, hospital administrators, doctors, and many others are in on the Coronavirus fear campaign and exaggerated sick and death toll deception. Coronavirus Task Force team members Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci both sit on boards that have received billions of dollars from Bill Gates’ foundation. Gates is an advocate for a public lockdown during the Coronavirus outbreak and is a proponent of introducing vaccines to combat Coronavirus and future diseases. Gates was dismissive of a treatment for the Coronavirus, Chloroquine, which in trials has shown to be 100% effective in treating Coronavirus. Gates stated in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, “There’s no magic drug for Coronavirus right now. Let me put it into perspective for the viewers. There has been anecdotal non-proven data that it [Chloroquine] works… but when you have an uncontrolled trial you can never definitely say that it works.”

Well of course Bill Gates does not want Chloroquine to work as an effective treatment and cure for Coronavirus. Chloroquine is a CONFLICT OF INTEREST with Gates’ agenda to push his vaccines on the public.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Epidemiologist: Coronavirus Could be ‘Exterminated’ If Lockdowns Lifted

‘What people are trying to do is flatten the curve. I don’t really know why.’

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Fauci Set Stage for Mandatory Vaccine

Fauci has been the primary voice in the Trump administration urging the public to be skeptical of hydroxychloroquine, a possible miracle treatment for coronavirus. Fauci has remained a critic of hydroxychloroquine despite indications that it can be effective in helping the afflicted recover from the disease.

“No. The answer is no,” Fauci said last month after he was asked about whether or not there was any evidence showing that hydroxychloroquine can be effective in treating the coronavirus.

When it became clear that hydroxychloroquine can be effective in treating the coronavirus, Fauci walked back his comments. “Although there is some suggestion with the study that was just mentioned by Dr. Oz, granted that there is a suggestion that there is a benefit there, I think we’ve got to be careful that we don’t make that majestic leap to assume that this is a knockout drug,” Fauci said during an appearance on “FOX & Friends” last week.

Fauci may be trying to halt the use of hydroxychloroquine as part of the “Global Vaccine Action Plan” that he plotted many years ago. Gates has already talked about digital tracking implants being tagged into people’s skin for authorities to enforce their vaccination schedule. Fauci could be serving as a bureaucratic enabler of Gates’ sociopathic Big Brother ambitions.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Free Speech Org Vows to ‘Monitor’ Colleges With Classes Online

On April 2, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) issued a statement outlining the steps that students, professors, and school administrators can take to protect academic freedom along with freedom of expression within the virtual classroom, vowing to “monitor” colleges to help ensure they do not violate students’ civil liberties amid the coronavirus crisis.

The recent trend of “Zoombombing,” in which uninvited guests disrupt virtual classrooms, has prompted authorities such as the New York Attorney General and even the FBI to look into and assess the quality of privacy when using the teleconferencing application, Zoom.

While these disruptions in classrooms were typically the display of obscenities resulting in justifiable removal of the disruptors, concerns still remain about the protection of First Amendment rights within the classroom.

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

George Soros-Funded Group to Governors: Release as Many Prisoners as Possible Due to Coronavirus

The Brennan Center for Justice, which is heavily financed by George Soros, has submitted a letter to the governors of all fifty states urging them to use executive action to “release as many people as possible from incarceration” due to coronavirus fears “provided they do not pose serious public safety threats.”

The letter cited concern that the U.S. prison population could face greater risk of illness and death than the general public due to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

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

George Soros-Funded Group Pushes Nationwide Drop Boxes for Voting

The Brennan Center for Justice, which is heavily financed by George Soros, is advocating the use of drop boxes to deposit ballots on voting day this November as part of a suggested overhaul of the U.S. voting system due to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

With other Soros-financed groups, the Brennan Center has been leading a campaign advocating a “vote by mail” system in the upcoming presidential election, citing fears that coronavirus makes it too dangerous to vote in person. Some of the groups are using the coronavirus crisis to push permanent changes to the way Americans vote.

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

In 3rd Straight Record Day, 799 New Yorkers Die From Coronavirus

New York’s coronavirus death toll jumped to a record high for a third straight day on Wednesday, recording 799 fatalities from the disease even as hospitalization rates have begun to fall.

The state is the hardest-hit region in the United States, with nearly half of all coronavirus deaths in the country. The vast majority of deaths have been recorded in New York City. Neighboring New Jersey is the second hardest-hit state in the nation.

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

Jared Kushner and His Coronavirus Task Force Team Seeks National COVID-19 Surveillance System

The proposed national network could help determine which areas of the country can safely relax social-distancing rules and which should remain vigilant. But it would also represent a significant expansion of government use of individual patient data, forcing a new reckoning over privacy limits amid a national crisis.

Health privacy laws already grant broad exceptions for national security purposes. But the prospect of compiling a national database of potentially sensitive health information has prompted concerns about its impact on civil liberties well after the coronavirus threat recedes, with some critics comparing it to the Patriot Act enacted after the 9/11 attacks.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Lindsey Graham: No More U.S. Money for WHO

(FOX NEWS) — Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) should not receive funding from the United States under its current leadership, blaming China for the coronavirus pandemic and the WHO for covering for communist country.

“And the next appropriations bill, there’s not going to be any money for the WHO. I’m in charge of the appropriations subcommittee. I’m not going to support funding the WHO under its current leadership. They’ve been deceptive. They’ve been slow and they’ve been Chinese apologists,”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Louisiana Pastor Says He Will Hold Easter Service With 1,000 Congregants

A pastor in Louisiana has vowed to hold an Easter service with 1,000 worshippers this weekend, even as the state has imposed a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people in the hopes of halting the spread of coronavirus.

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

‘Marxian Economist’ Professor Doesn’t Blame Trump for Coronavirus ‘Mess.’ He Blames Capitalism.

While the country’s frontline workers and leaders are working tirelessly to combat the effects of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, a visiting professor at The New School, a university in New York City, has blamed capitalism for the failure in handling the coronavirus outbreak.

In a video published March 31, Richard Wolff, a well-known professor of economics, claims that capitalism is to blame for the “mess” of coronavirus.

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Mayor Orders Stay-at-Home Crackdown — Then Police Find His Wife at a Bar

Hypocrisy of ruling class repeatedly exposed during virus crisis.

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Mississippi Bill Aims to Protect College Students’ Free Speech Rights

The Mississippi House of Representatives recently passed a campus free speech bill, which, if signed into law would ban free speech zones on college campuses.

The Forming Open Robust University Minds (FORUM) Act, sponsored by Republican state Rep. Stacey Hobgood-Wilkes, passed the House with a 68-52 vote. The bill was co-sponsored by Reps. William Andrews, Chris Brown, Dan Eubanks, Steve Hopkins, Brady Williamson, and Randy Boyd, all Republicans.

The bill, if passed by the state Senate, would “prohibit a state institution of higher learning from denying a religious, political or ideological student organization a benefit or privilege available to another student organization, or otherwise discriminate against such an organization, based on the expression of the organization.”

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Ocasio-Cortez Faces Well-Financed Challenger in June Democratic Primary

Is it time for AOC to make way for MCC in the Battle Royale of Dueling Hyphenated Congresscritters?

CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera filed to run against sitting Democratic Congresscritter and onetime bartender Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez back in February, and will soon report to the Federal Election Commission just how well-heeled her campaign really is. A New York Post story claims that Caruso-Cabrera “will report having $800,00 in cash on hand — minus expenses paid” when she files with the FEC later this month. It’s safe to conclude that with more than two months to go before the primary vote, Caruso-Cabrera is already a million-dollar candidate.

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Official Raises Alarm on Inflated COVID-19 Deaths

Alleged document says it’s ‘appropriate’ to link cause of death to coronavirus despite victim never being tested.

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Pentagon Flatly Denies ABC Claim That Trump Administration Knew of Coronavirus Threat in November

The Pentagon on Thursday sharply denied claims that the Trump administration was aware of the coronavirus as early as November of 2019, calling the allegations “not correct.”

ABC News reported on Wednesday that a National Center for Medical Intelligence report from November of last year predicted a “cataclysmic” pandemic from the coronavirus. Experts believe that the disease may have originated as early as that month in Wuhan, China.

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Public-Health Order: Wear Face Masks or Receive Up to Year in Jail

A new public health order voted on by council officials in Glenwood Springs, Colorado mandates citizens wear a face mask when they enter a shop, with the punishment being up to a year in jail.

The city’s public health order, which passed by a 6-1 council vote, requires people to wear the masks “when entering and while inside of a place or conveyance open to the public” and “for all essential activities outside of their home.”

The punishment for not wearing a mask is a fine of up to $1,000 or 364 days in jail.

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Ron Paul: Resistance Building to Coronavirus ‘House Arrest’ Orders… it’s About Time!

Americans have suffered under the boot of tyranny long enough. Resistance to the house arrest orders and pushback against the bans from making a living are finally surfacing in large numbers. Have people finally realized they are not slaves to be controlled by a few power-hungry politicians?

Across the country, from political leaders to small business owners, to parents who just want to take their children to the park, resistance is growing to the authoritarians who have effectively suspended the Constitution and placed most of the country under house arrest.

Lawsuits are also challenging unlawful “stay at home” orders. What if all the hysteria-driven orders have actually made the virus outbreak even worse? More scientists are coming forward to argue for the “Sweden model” of moderation rather than lockdown.

In Dr. Ron Paul’s latest Liberty report, he says this frustration is positive.

As Americans begin to lose patience with their enslavement and the tyranny of almost every governor in this country, the government should see themselves as on borrowed time. “Fauci is losing credibility,” says Dr. paul. Give the people back their natural right to freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, and the ability to make a living.

Dr. Paul says there’s a group of people in Idaho that are on the right side of human rights and the Constitution vocally standing up to the authoritarians who attempted to enslave the entire public.

Paul and Daniel McAdams discussed the psychological impact of fear this has had on the general public. The fear has led to people accepting their chains, yet that’s beginning to change. If governors and the federal government do no want to go down in history in the same manner as other tyrants, they would do well to give people back their rights and to never attempt this type of enslavement again.

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Study Finds Most Cases of COVID-19 in NYC Came From Europe, Other Places in US

New York City’s first confirmed COVID-19 cases are from primarily European and United States sources, according to the first molecular epidemiology study of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, conducted by Mount Sinai.

The study, which was published online, was led by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai researchers and is the first to trace the source of the cases. The study shows that the epidemic in the city predominately arose through untracked transmission between the United States and Europe. It also found limited evidence to support any direct introductions from China, where the virus originated, or other locations in Asia.

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Trump: America Will Reopen “Sooner Than You Think”

Politicians have made the solution to the coronavirus pandemic far worse by destroying people’s lives in order to slow the spread of what will be a seasonal sickness we will all get at some point. “We have to get back to work. We have to open our country again,” the president said repeatedly and emphatically at a coronavirus press conference at the White House.

But how soon could that be? People are already saying the government’s $1200 stimulus checks won’t be enough to save them from financial destruction.

My sense is that the president is about to lose his patience with all of his medical experts, who want to keep America under lock and key until the very last individual virus has been cornered in some out of the way place and put out of our misery. But he knows America can’t wait that long if there is going to be a country and an economy left to save. Trump understands this stay-at-home policy his health experts are foisting on him is doing more harm to America than the virus ever could. The cure is rapidly becoming worse than the disease. —Brian Fischer, One News Now

Things have spiraled out of control to the point that the Chinese are likely laughing at our willingness to accept tyranny and the complete decimation of the economy. The mainstream media continues to panic people while Bill Gates demands you give up your livelihood and lose everything you’ve worked for during a sustained months-long draconian lockdown that physicians say is not working.

We are not saving lives, we are trading off lives. Suicides have already skyrocketed and they will grow exponentially if people cannot begin to legally feed their families again. This has gotten out of hand and if we want to remain a first world country without the looting, rioting, and violence, we will all be back to work by Monday. If not, we’ll devolve into something that looks like Venezuela with a totalitarian police state barking orders we are all expected to obey while being banned from making money to pay for food or rent.

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Watch Out, Everyone, Here Come the Coronavirus Cops, Enjoying Their Little Slice of Power Way Too Much

Brit cops turn to drones, now mobile tools to make everyone’s lives a misery

There’s a reason why the UK doesn’t have a mandatory national ID card despite numerous efforts by the authorities to impose one: it’s because Brits can’t stand the use of petty power.…

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EU Trade Negotiations Continue as UK Stands by December 2020 Deadline

Despite calls from leftists and Europhiles to extend the Brexit transition period because of coronavirus, the government has said that it is sticking by the legally mandated exit date of December 31st, 2020.

The UK left the European Union on January 31st but remains in a transition period until the end of 2020. During the transition period, the UK continues to abide by EU rules while the two parties negotiate a future trade deal.

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EU Ventilator Scheme Has Produced No Machines, Claim UK Govt Turned Down 50k ‘False’

A European Union ventilator procurement programme the British government did not join — prompting much criticism from anti-Brexiteers — is now reported to have delivered no ventilators to date, and fact-checkers have confirmed that claims Britain turned down 50,000 of the machines from the EU are “false”.

While the United Kingdom technically left the European Union in January, it is currently marooned in a so-called “transition” period in which it remains subject to the bloc’s judges, regulations, customs union, and migration regime — in essence, membership in all but name, minus representation in the EU Council and Parliament.

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EU’s New Chief Scientist Quits, Blames Extremely Poor Coronavirus Response

Professor Mauro Ferrari, the European Union’s top scientist, has resigned as president of the European Research Council after criticising the political bloc’s response to the Wuhan coronavirus.

Professor Ferrari submitted his resignation to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday saying: “I have been extremely disappointed by the European response to COVID-19.”

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France Developing Surveillance App Called “StopCovid” To Mitigate Virus Spread

The world is sleepwalking into a surveillance state. The march towards an Orwellian society is closer than ever, as governments have used COVID-19 as a perfect cover to implement totalitarian measures to track citizens that amount to human rights violations to “flatten the pandemic curve.”

The latest example is coming from France’s health minister Olivier Véran and digital minister Cédric O, who announced in an interview with Le Monde that the French government is developing a smartphone app that will track citizens, by warning them if they come into contact with a COVID-19 carrier.

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France: Is National Rally’s Marion Marechal Making a Political Comeback?

PARIS (AP) — She vowed to stay out of politics and even dropped the French far right’s signature name — Le Pen — from her moniker. But Marion Marechal, a former star lawmaker who’s still only in her 20s, is now tip-toeing back into the political arena, and is already causing trouble.

Widely seen as a potential party leader, the 29-year-old’s discreet meetings in recent days to build bridges with enemy conservatives, crippled by their crushing defeat in European Parliament elections, are further unsettling the mainstream right.

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French Prostitutes Demand Coronavirus Govt Cash Bailout

Associations representing prostitutes in France have demanded President Emmanuel Macron’s government hand out cash bailouts for sex workers due to the impact of the Wuhan coronavirus.

The Red Umbrella Federation, an association that works closely with prostitutes and sex workers, called on President Macron to consider financially aiding sex workers, saying: “An emergency fund must be created to provide a replacement income during confinement.”

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How Have Populists Responded to COVID-19?

by Matt Snape

It is difficult to predict what long-term impact the coronavirus will have on global politics, but it is unlikely that this pandemic is going to stem the rise of populism. Ivan Krastev of the New Statesman wrote that it would be ironic if US President Donald Trump was defeated in this year’s presidential election because of a radical backlash against globalization of the kind that he espoused, whilst being defeated by a virus named after a Mexican beer that originated in China.

Populism Has Surged in France

Krastev’s words aside, however, it is looking unlikely that Covid-19 is going to stem Trump’s popularity. A Monmouth University poll found that the President’s approval rating was as high as 46 percent. This is particularly impressive considering he has been lambasted by numerous media outlets for failing to take the pandemic seriously. There is clearly still a strong appetite for Trump’s rhetoric in the US and this bodes well for him in November.

Populism has also surged in France, but in a different way. Activists from both sides of the political spectrum have resorted to spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories on social media. According to Politico, they have accused the political class of abandoning “ordinary” people to face the epidemic by themselves. Left and right populists have also said that Covid-19 was invented in a French laboratory (even though it is clear the virus originated from a wet market in Wuhan) and that the “Big Pharma” industry has allowed this disease to spread so that pharmaceutical companies can make more money…

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Italy: Archaeology: Herculaneum Offering Online Tours

Youtube channel set up as Instagram site gains followers

ERCOLANO — Despite government restrictions imposed on movement as part of efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, cultural activities continue for the Ercolano (Herculaneum) Parco Archeologico. Almost a month after the gates of the archaeological site shut, virtual tours and online visit possibilities have multiplied and grown in popularity. Among the many other initiatives is ‘I Lapilli del Parco Archeologico di Ercolano’, a virtual visit to the site of the ancient Herculaneum.

The lapilli shown thus far online include the Fornici e la Barca di Herculaneum (Barrel Arches and the Boat of Herculaneum) and the Casa dei Cervi (House of Deer). There is also the case study of the Casa del Bicentenario, which was restored to the public after an over 30-year closure, and a virtual visit to the exhibition ‘Bound for Disaster: Pompei and Herculaneum’ at the Moesgaard Museum at the Danish city of Aarhus focusing especially on wax tablets found in the city of Herculaneum in which park director Francesco Sirano serves as a virtual tour guide. The park also now has a Youtube channel with a growing fan base and exponential growth on its Instagram page.

A partnership with the Herculaneum Conservation Project for projects that have started is continuing, as are translations into English of ‘I Lapilli del Parco Archeologico di Ercolano’.

“In these days of smart working, we are moving forward with our conservation and valorisation projects. At the same time we are doing everything we can to reach every single visitor in their homes,” Sirano said, who often goes to the park for inspections. “And we have reorganised in a rapid manner the entire range of visits offered to the public.”

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Italy: Di Maio Says Die Welt ‘Shameful’ Over Mafia Slur

Hope German govt distances itself says foreign minister

(ANSA) — Rome, April 9 — Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio slammed German daily Die Welt as “shameful” Thursday over a story suggesting the Italian mafia is waiting to spend EU aid for the coronavirus emergency.

“I hope the German government distances itself”, said the foreign minister.

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Latest: Spain’s Coronavirus Fatalities Officially Tops 15,000 as Daily Deaths Drop

Spain’s daily death toll from the coronavirus fell to 683 on Thursday, after rising for two days, the authorities said.

The country, one of the worst hit by the pandemic, has now recorded 15,238 deaths from COVID-19. The daily toll was down from 757 on Wednesday.

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Pope Francis: ‘I Don’t Know’ if Judas is in Hell… Jesus Called Him ‘Friend’

(LIFESITE NEWS) In a homily delivered at Casa Santa Marta on Wednesday of Holy Week, Pope Francis indicated that he does not know if Judas — the disciple who betrayed Jesus, leading to his crucifixion — is in hell.

“How did Judas end up? I don’t know,” said Pope Francis, according to a translation of his homily published by Aleteia.

The Pontiff began by suggesting that “Judas, perhaps a good boy, with good intentions, ends up as a traitor to the point of going to the market to sell,” according to Vatican News. But “Christ never calls Judas a ‘traitor’ personally. Rather, Jesus calls him ‘friend’ and kisses him.”

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Pope Swaps Easter/Passover Greetings With Israeli President

ROME — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin telephoned Pope Francis on Wednesday to wish him a happy Easter, Vatican News reported.

During the call, the two leaders exchanged greetings on the occasion of the Jewish feast of Passover and the Christian Feast of Easter.

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Pope Francis Says Pandemic is ‘Nature’s Response’ To Human Inaction Over Climate Change

ROME — Pope Francis said he believes the Chinese coronavirus pandemic is “certainly nature’s response” to humanity’s failure to address the “partial catastrophes” wrought by human-induced climate change.

Asked by British journalist Austen Ivereigh whether the COVID-19 crisis is an opportunity for an “ecological conversion,” the pontiff reasserted his belief that humanity has provoked nature by not responding adequately to the climate crisis.

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Sweden: Police Warn Against Right-Wing Extremism on Anniversary of Jihadi Terror Attack

April 7 was the third anniversary of the deadly truck attack carried out by a jihadi terrorist in central Stockholm. But Swedish police are more worried about the threat from Right-wing terrorism.

On April 7, 2017, Rakhmat Akilov, a rejected asylum-seeker from Uzbekistan, hijacked a truck and drove it into a crowd in the middle of the afternoon in one of Stockholm’s busiest shopping areas. Five people were killed, including 11-year-old Ebba Åkerlund, and dozens more were injured, some seriously. During the investigation, Akilov was found to have links to ISIS and other Islamist extremist groups and was charged by the authorities as a terrorist.

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UK Lockdown: Britain Warned Country Won’t be Reopening After Easter, As Police Call for Stricter Powers

The British government has again warned residents to resist the temptations of the weekend, with warm weather expected over the Easter break, and the national shutdown to slow coronavirus still in place.

The United Kingdom government is conducting its first three-weekly reviews into the state of the lockdown, but with the rate of the infection and mortality not having yet peaked in the country, residents are being warned to not expect any kind of let-up in the draconian lockdown any time soon.

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UK Police Force Threatens to Search Shopping Baskets to Catch ‘Lockdown’ Violators

A police force in the UK threatened to start searching people’s shopping baskets in order to catch coronavirus lockdown violators, but later had to backtrack following a public backlash.

Northamptonshire Police chief constable Nick Adderley prompted outrage after he appeared in a video to warn people who were buying unessential items at grocery stores that their purchases may be scrutinized by the authorities.

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UK: Coronavirus: Boris Johnson Out of Intensive Care But Remains in Hospital

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care but remains in hospital, Downing Street has said.

Mr Johnson has been receiving treatment for coronavirus at St Thomas’ Hospital in London since Sunday.

No 10 said he “has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery”.

A spokesman added: “He is in extremely good spirits.”

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UK: London Broadcaster Faces Investigation After Daring to Air David Icke Interview

British author and public speaker David Icke’s unorthodox views are making waves in his country, that is like most others struggling to contain the coronavirus epidemic, but also to control the message around it.

Icke’s theories about the virus, its origin, and whether or not people should be forced to be vaccinated against it — once there is a vaccine — have been described by UK’s Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden as “lunatic conspiracies.”

In a statement for the BBC Radio 4, Dowden also threatened action with the regulatory body for communications, Ofcom. In the meantime, Ofcom announced it was launching a formal, urgent investigation, and revealed that Dowden’s was not the only complaint — the regulator received about 40 others.

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UK: Starmer Promotes Race-Baiting MP to Labour Front-Bench

The new leader of Britain’s main left-wing opposition party has appointed David Lammy, an MP with a long history of stirring up division and racial tensions, to the position of Shadow Justice Secretary.

Having won the Labour Party leadership election with a landslide majority, Sir Keir Starmer has recently been reshuffling his Shadow Cabinet. Whilst prominent allies of Jeremy Corbyn such as self-proclaimed “Marxist” John McDonnell and innumerate Diane Abbotthave either been demoted or stepped down, rival leadership candidates have been given jobs on the Labour front bench. Angela Rayner, a “Corbynista” and Rebecca Long-Bailey’s running mate won the election for deputy leader so infighting could continue.

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Hungary: Coronavirus Aid Provided to the Balkans

The European Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, has requested that every member state provide help to nations in need from outside the EU, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Hungary has pledged to render assistance throughout the Central and Eastern European countries.

Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjartó, has said that the request was made in a video conference held by Commissioner Borrell in which the distribution of 15.5 billion euros in EU aid to “troubled” countries in Africa, Asia, and the western Balkans was discussed. The aid is considered part of the EU’s effort to contain the virus.

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As Many as 150 Members of the Saudi Royal Family Infected With Coronavirus: Report

According to a new report, as many as 150 members of the Saudi Arabian royal family have been infected with COVID-19.

The New York Times reports that among the dozens of lower-level officials that have been infected is Saudi Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. He is currently in intensive care at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital.

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Up to 150 Members of the Saudi Royal Family ‘Are Infected With Coronavirus’: King Salman and Mohammed Bin Salman ‘Have Both Gone Into Isolation to Avoid the Outbreak’

Doctors at the elite King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh that treats members of the royal family are preparing 500 more beds for an expected influx of patients.

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Left-Wing Extremists Attack Czech Embassy in Russia After Prague Removes Statue of Soviet-Era Commander

A far-left extremist group called The Other Russia has claimed an attack against the Czech embassy in Moscow over the removal of Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev’s statue from a Prague square, the Czech Foreign Ministry said.

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Moscow sent an official note to Russian diplomats in protest against the attack.

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Video: Aftermath of Explosion at Moscow Business Center

Video footage of the aftermath of an explosion which occurred at business center in Moscow, not far from the Slovakian embassy, has surfaced and is circulating on social media.

The Twitter account Zelenaya Lenta uploaded video which shows windows blown out of the building’s ninth floor and people evacuate the building.

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Ferry Passengers Jump Overboard After Discovering Others on Board May Have Coronavirus as it Comes in to Dock in Indonesia

Panic-stricken passengers on a ferry preparing to dock in Maumere, Indonesia caused scenes of hysteria after jumping overboard once word got out that Covid-19 carriers were suspected on board.

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Hindus and Sikhs Under Jihadi Attack in Islamic Afghanistan

The 25 March 2020 attack on a Sikh gurudwara in Kabul focused world attention on the plight of Afghanistan’s indigenous Sikh and Hindu minorities, the target of both local lawless elements and religious fundamentalists. They once were a significant part of Afghanistan’s principally Muslim population and a mark of its cultural syncretism and religious pluralism.

Sifra Lentin | Gateway House | Mumbai | April 9, 2020:: In the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s population of 36 million, 300 Afghan Hindu and Sikh families are the invisible minorities: the 25 March attack on Gurdwara Har Rai in Kabul’s Shor Bazaar, by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL),cast the spotlight on them once again.

Local Afghans and the Afghan government condemned it as an attack on their brethren, specifically ‘Lalas’ (lit. big brothers), the term by which indigenous Afghan Sikhs and Hindus are addressed. There was an outcry when the last major attack on the Sikh community on 1 July 2018 in Jalalabad happened, their leader Avatar Singh Khalsa and other prominent Sikhs were ambushed by a suicide bomber, leaving 19 dead (including Khalsa).

The solidarity shown by Afghans the world over at that time, and the subsequent condolence visit by President Ashraf Ghani to meet both communities at the historic Gurdwara Karte Parwan (Kabul), have ever since been green shoots of hope for its few remaining members. The fact that the Afghan people stood shoulder to shoulder with their minorities, has helped weaken the narrative perpetuated by religious fundamentalists that Afghan Hindus and Sikhs are Indian because their faiths originate in the Indian sub-continent.

This falsehood redacts centuries of Afghan Hindu and Sikh history and their unique cultural-religious identity, forged in a rugged, landlocked South-Central Asian country. These minority communities (like the Afghan Jews and Christians) lived in relative peace till as recently as 1970s, in an Afghanistan known for its moderate Islam, religious syncretism and pluralistic culture under its Amirs.

Nearly 70 functioning gurdwaras (or dharamsaals) and scores of ancient temples in the 1970s point to the significant presence of these communities. Today many are damaged or locked, or usurped, when their congregations began fleeing abroad to Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Pakistan and India to escape the Civil War between the Communist government in Kabul and the Mujahideen. This coincided with Soviet troop withdrawals in 1989.

While retracing how Hinduism and Sikhism took root in Afghanistan, it is important to note that both predated the nation of Afghanistan as we know it today, which came into being only in 1747 when Amir Ahmed Shah Durrani (Abdali) unified the Pashtun tribes to establish an Afghan Kingdom…

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Indonesia Couple With Ties to ISIS on Trial Over Attempt to Kill Security Minister

A couple with links to Islamic State went on trial in Indonesia Thursday for a failed assassination attempt last year on the country’s former chief security minister, with the pair facing a possible death sentence if convicted.

The April 9 hearing in Jakarta was held by video conference due to coronavirus concerns as lawyers and judges wearing face masks heard the indictment against 51-year-old Syahril Alamsyah and his wife Fitri Adriana, 21.

The attempted assassination happened in October when Indonesia’s then security minister Wiranto, who goes by one name, was visiting Pandeglang regency on Java island.

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China’s ‘Mask Diplomacy’: How a Surprise Flight From Wuhan to Australia Carrying 70 Tonnes of Face Masks is Part of China’s Brazen PR Campaign to Convince the World They Will Save Everyone From the Coronavirus Pandemic

The nation’s Communist Party is on a mission to show its 1.4billion citizens — and the rest of the world — that it’s taking action to make up for the damage caused by the coronavirus outbreak, she said.

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China to Reclassify Dogs as Pets Rather Than Livestock in Response to COVID-19

CHINA will reclassify dogs as pets rather than livestock in an attempt to lessen the chance of a COVID-19 style outbreak in the future. WARNING this article contains image some readers may find distressing.

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Coronavirus: China Donates Health Equipment to Vatican

Donation made via Chinese Red Cross and a charitable foundation

(ANSA) — Vatican City, April 9 — China has donated health equipment to the Vatican, Holy See press office chief Matteo Bruni said Thursday.

He said the equipment had come to the Vatican pharmacy via two organisations, the Red Cross Society of China and the Hebei Jinde Charities Foundation.

Bruni said it was “an expression of the Chinese people’s solidarity for those who are working to help persons stricken by COVID-19 and in the prevention of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic”.

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Disgusting WHO Chief Tells Trump to be Quiet “If You Don’t Want Many More Body Bags”

The head of the World Health Organisation issued a tacit threat to President Trump Wednesday, after the latter threatened to withhold funding for the organisation owing to its slow response to the coronavirus spread, and what Trump described as a ‘China-centric’ outlook.

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Must-See Documentary Tracks Down Origin of Wuhan Coronavirus

Watch this powerful production while it’s still available online.

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‘Aldi Not Mucking Around’: Discount Supermarket Chain Upstages Coles and Woolworths With Huge Plastic Shield to Protect Its Workers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Aldi has been praised for installing large plastic shields in its stores to protect Australian workers from contracting COVID-19.

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Australia Creates a New Visa to Allow Skilled Workers and Students to Stay in In the Country During COVID-19 Crisis

The Federal Government says the new COVID-19 Pandemic Event Visa will help address labour shortages which have affected some of the country’s most critical industries.

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Australia State Adds AI Number Plate Readers to GPS Tracking of Corona-Quarantine Busters

Western Australia is enforcing internal borders now

The Australian State of Western Australia has detailed the surveillance technology it will use to track residents during the coronavirus crisis.…

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Australia’s Daily Coronavirus Infections Fall Under 100 for the First Time in Three Weeks in an ‘Exceptionally Important Development’ In Fight Against the Bug

Australia has recorded fewer than 100 coronavirus infections in 24 hours for the first time in three weeks thanks to strict lockdown measures.

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Freight Plane Filled With Australian Seafood is Expected to Land in China This Week After First Aircraft Carrying Supplies From Wuhan Landed in Sydney

Tonnes of rock lobster left Perth for Shanghai in recent days as part of a deal with mining billionaire Andrew Forrest and the Western Australian government to import the medical equipment.

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How Australia Ignored the World Health Organisation and Stayed One Step Ahead on COVID-19 — After the Who Argued Against Closing the Border, Refused to Call the Virus a ‘Pandemic’ And Heaped Praise on China

The UN body — which rakes in $8.2 million a year from Australian taxpayers — stalled on declaring a pandemic, told countries to keep borders open and heaped praise on China

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How Australia Has Led the World in Fighting COVID-19 With Stringent Testing, Quarantine, Border Controls and a Dose of Luck — and Why Only 51 People Have Died Compared With Thousands in UK and US

Nations including the United States and United Kingdom are struggling to contain coronavirus but Australia might have already found some of the keys to success.

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How Two Australian States Could Become Coronavirus ‘Guinea Pigs’ And Test the Impact of Relaxing Lockdowns — Potentially Paving the Way for a National Easing of Restrictions

Western Australia and South Australia have been pinpointed as being the likely locations for the relaxed measures as the infection rate nationally slows down to just two per cent.

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Make Your Mind Up, Bro: Hilarious Moment an Army Officer is Spotted Wearing Camo and High-Vis While Patrolling the Queensland Border Where 63,000 Cars Have Been Checked

Australia’s military has been called in to assist police over the Easter long weekend as border checks and travel restrictions ramp up in the Sunshine State to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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Man is Fined $1,000 for Going for a Morning Walk Despite Exercise Being Allowed — Because He Gave Police ‘Several Different Reasons’ For Leaving Home

A 41-year-old man in the New South Wales town of Bathurst was fined $1,000 for taking a morning walk — even though exercise is allowed in the state under coronavirus public health restrictions.

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Potential Breakthrough in Search for a Coronavirus Vaccine as an Australian Treatment is Tested on COVID-19 for the First Time — and the Next Step Will be Trying it on Humans

A new vaccine developed by University of Queensland researchers is about to be tested on the live virus for the first time after joining forces with Dutch company Viroclinics Xplore.

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Shopper ‘Eye Gouges a Female Coles Worker and Spits in Her Face’ After Being Told to Leave the Supermarket for Refusing to Practise Social Distancing

Police say the 35-year-old became verbally abusive after being asked by staff to observe coronaavirus social distancing measures at the supermarket at Vincentia, on the NSW South Coast.

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The Small Object That Could Unlock the Mystery of the Ruby Princess: Police Storm Coronavirus-Stricken Ship to Seize Vital Evidence Before Questioning the Captain Over the Debacle That’s Left 15 Dead and 600 Infected

NSW Police raided the ill-fated Ruby Princess overnight, questioning its captain and searching for evidence in a rapid escalation of the criminal investigation.

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Clues to Origin of Mysterious Tanystropheid Reptiles From New Brazilian Fossil

A new species of Triassic reptile from Brazil is a close cousin of a mysterious group called tanystropheids, according to a study published April 8, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Tiane De-Oliviera of the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil and colleagues.

After the Permian mass extinction, 250 million years ago, reptiles took over global ecosystems. Among the early groups to appear after this extinction event were the tanystropheids, a group of long-necked animals whose lifestyles are still mysterious, but who were nonetheless successful in the Triassic Period. However, the early evolution of this group is poorly understood, as their remains are very rare from the Early Triassic.

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Coronavirus in South America

What the Death of a Maid Means for Brazil

Well-off Brazilians have brought the coronavirus back home with them from their travels. Many of them also employ domestic workers from the country’s favelas — who they’re apparently unwilling to protect by telling them to stay home. Brazil’s poorest class could make easy quarry for the disease.

By Marian Blasberg in Rio de Janeiro

For 63 years, Cleonice Gonçalves, a maid and domestic worker, led a life that went unnoticed by anyone in Rio de Janeiro. Gonçalves worked in a chic apartment in Leblon, down near the beach, where property values are higher than anywhere else in Brazil.

She cleaned toilets and door handles, cooked and ironed. Four days a week, she slept in the tiny servant’s quarters in an apartment that belonged to her “patroa,” her boss. On weekends, she drove home to Miguel Pereira, two hours away, where she lived with her family in an unplastered house beside a gravel road.

Gonçalves, who spent her life being invisible in a faceless sea of cheap labor, commuting from the slums to the city in overcrowded buses and trains, didn’t register on Brazilian society’s radar until she died recently. Her death terrified the country…

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Daniel Ortega Out of Sight as Nicaraguan Government Defies Virus Logic

by Daniel Davis

In times of emergency and national crisis, world leaders typically use the opportunities to reassure their citizens, console them, and lead them through the turmoil. Covid-19 is no different. Leaders from practically every nation have played a role in convincing their peoples to stay home. Even Queen Elizabeth II delivered a formal address, only the fifth in her reign. This isn’t the case for all nations, however. As heads of state thrust themselves into the limelight, why is Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega missing in action?

Why is Ortega Gone?

Ortega’s was last seen in public on March 12 during a virtual meeting, the New York Times reported. Although he is accustomed to vanishing from the public eye without reason, the coronavirus pandemic is different. In her report for the New York Times, Frances Robles noted Ortega is rumored to have chronic health problems, but the timing of his most recent absence is too much of a coincidence to be easily believed.

Some would argue the pandemic warrants a presence of leadership. After all, if a president disappears when his nation and the world are in turmoil, what does it say about his ability to lead?…

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Belgium: Nearly 300 Migrants Released From Detention Centers

The Belgian Immigration Office has released 297 rejected asylum-seekers from detention centers in order to comply with the coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention guidelines.

The Immigration Office says that, due to migrants’ home countries refusing to take returnees at present due to coronavirus travel restrictions, coupled with the dangers of the infection spreading in crowded reception centers, there was no other legal option to continue holding them.

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Channel Migrants: Two Boats Intercepted in English Channel

Two boats with 29 migrants on board have been intercepted in the English Channel.

One boat broke down at about 01:00 BST and the 13 people on board were taken back to France by a Border Force vessel and a French warship.

At about 06:30, another boat was intercepted off the Kent coast and 13 men and 3 women were taken to Dover.

The migrants said they were Iranian, Iraqi and Libyan nationals and were transferred to immigration officials.

[Comment: Article dated April 9, 2020.]

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Coronavirus Jailbreak: Soros-Funded ACLU Wants Serial Drunk Driver Freed

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) — funded by billionaire George Soros — is seeking the release of a serial drunk driver from Ukraine claiming he is at severe risk of contracting the Chinese coronavirus.

As part of the ACLU’s latest attempt to free an additional 22 illegal aliens and legal immigrants from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody, the open borders lobbying organization is seeking the release of Konstantin Bugarenko, who has a long criminal record of drunk driving.

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EU: Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic Broke EU Law

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic broke EU law when they refused to take in migrants under the European Union’s September 2015 relocation agreement. During the 2015 migrant crisis, EU leaders agreed to relocate 160,000 migrants and refugees EU-wide, assigning each EU member state a fixed quota from the camps in Italy and Greece, where migrants and refugees were arriving in record numbers. However, the Czech Republic accepted only 12 of the 2,000 refugees assigned it, while Hungary and Poland took in none.

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Greece: Teen Stabbed to Death by Afghan Migrant on Lesbos

A teenage Afghan migrant living near the Moria reception center on the Greek island of Lesbos was stabbed to death by a 20-year-old Afghan not far from the camp’s north gate on Wednesday morning.

Despite being raced away to the island’s Mytilene Hospital by emergency services shortly after the attack had occurred, the 16-year-old Afghan was pronounced dead by upon arrival, according to a report from the news portal Greek Reporter.

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Is America’s Current Crisis in All Areas the Fault of Baby Boomers?

When you look at the vacancies in their skulls-brains like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Charles Schumer, House member Maxine Waters, House members Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Cortez, Senator Feinstein and dozens of others—you see them refusing to secure America’s borders, but in fact, they do everything they can to encourage endless illegal immigration….

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Italy Closes Ports to NGO Migrant Transport Ships

Italy has closed its ports to NGO migrant transport ships since the country can no longer be classified as a ‘place of safety’ due to the health crisis that’s resulted from the spread of the Chinese COVID-19 virus.

On Wednesday, the Mediterranean country’s interior, foreign, health, and transport ministers signed a decree that will close the ports to NGO migrant transport ships, at least, until July 31st, Italian newspaper Il Giornale reports.

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Italy Closes All Ports to Migrant Transport NGOs, Deeming Country ‘Not Safe’

The leftist governing coalition has closed all ports in Italy to migrant transport NGOs, stating that the country is no longer a safe haven due to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

The government has stated that Italy will be closed to all migrants and asylum seekers due to the Chinese virus outbreak and that its ports will not accept any migrant transport NGO vessels until at least July 31st.

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Judge Orders Release of 4 Convicted Felons

A federal judge on Thursday ruled that six detainees being held in the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in San Bernardino County, California must be released, finding that the individuals were particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus due to underlying health conditions.

The judgment came after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued to free the detainees.

Judge Terry J. Hatter, an appointee of President Jimmy Carter, ordered the release of Jose Robles Rodriguez, Jose Hernandez Velasquez, Martin Vargas Arellano, Charleston Edward Dacoff, Luis Lopez Salgado, and Paola Rayon Vite.

An ICE document obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation reveals that four of these inmates have been convicted of felony crimes — some of them carrying extensive rap sheets that date back to the 1980s.

Martin Vargas Arellano, a 54-year-old Mexican national, was convicted of sexual assault in 1984, convicted of “lewd or lascivious acts with a minor” in 1985, and given a felony conviction in 2018 for a registered sex offender violation, according to the document.

Between 1988 and 2011, Vargas Arellano was convicted of robbery, burglary, domestic violence, assault, and drug possession…

“We are thrilled our plaintiffs will soon be home safe,” a senior staff attorney for the ACLU said after the judge’s decision, and added that it was “unconstitutional” to keep other detainees in ICE custody at this time.

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CBC Continues to Promote Drag Queen Story Hour Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

The CBC is promoting season three of their show Canada’s A Drag, which features 11 different “queens” across the great white north, and some of them even read stories to children.

In episode seven of the taxpayer funded show, titled “Fay & Fluffy, Toronto,” we meet the two queens who regularly read stories to children at the library.

Fay, short for “Face Lift Ladybear Extraordinaire,” whose real name is John Paul Cane, believes that kids grasp drag and enjoy it.

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Planned Parenthood of Greater New York to Close a Dozen Clinics, Lay Off Quarter of Staff

A dozen Planned Parenthood clinics located in New York are having to shut their doors due to financial shortcomings caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a memo published on Wednesday.

The country’s largest abortion provider also announced it would be laying off more than one-quarter of its staff in facilities located in central New York, including Rome and Oneida.

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12 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/9/2020

  1. ..” Christianity is a rebellion against natural law, a protest against nature. Taken to its logical extreme, Christianity would mean the systematic cultivation of the human failure. (Adolf Hitler, 10 October 1941) “….
    There we are ..in the same place in 2020..
    Andrew Bolt in covering the Pell story; he writes for the Herald Sun. He has long noted the media bias against Pell. In 2016, he wrote, “There is something utterly repulsive about the media’s persecution of George Pell. There is something also very frightening about this abuse of power.” On July 3, 2017, Bolt said, “The media commentary suggests there’s little chance Cardinal George Pell can get a fair trial.” What concerns him is the temptation to make someone in the Church hierarchy pay for the sins of others. “He himself may be innocent,” Bolt says, “yet could be punished as a scapegoat.”
    Amanda Vanstone is not a friend of organized religion, but in her coverage in the Sydney Morning Herald she noted that “What we are seeing is no better than a lynch mob from the dark ages.” She adds that “The public arena is being used to trash a reputation and probably prevent a fair trial.” She freely admits that she and Pell have “widely divergent views on a number of matters,” but having “differing views isn’t meant to be a social death warrant for the one with the least popular views.”……..

    The principal reason why Pell is hated is because he is a larger-than-life Australian cleric who strongly supports the Church’s teachings on sexuality. Quite frankly, he is an inviting target in a land where expressions of anti-Catholic bigotry are ascendant. Carl E. Olson writes in the Catholic World Report that “much of Australia seems to have held on rather tightly to its suspicion, dislike, and even hatred of the Catholic Church.” Olson quotes one of his Aussie correspondents. “The Australian leftist establishment hates him, the gay lobby hates him, the atheists, liberal Catholics and feminist ideologues hold him in contempt and he has taken on the Italian mafia in trying to reform the Vatican finances.”

  2. .
    GOOD BYE MYSELF, born 1935

    Friday, April 10, 2020

    Triagen begins: Elderly people should be denied intensive care
    Published April 9, 2020 at 10:23 am
    People with a “biological” age of more than 80 years and multi-illnesses between 60 and 80 years will now be prioritized away from intensive care. Those who are already cared for at the intensive care unit can have the care interrupted.This is stated in a document from Karolinska University Hospital, reports Aftonbladet.

    The document, which was sent to responsible physicians at Karolinska, describes which groups, due to the lack of space, should no longer be prioritized for admission to the intensive care unit.

    This applies to people with a “biological age” over 80 years. Others who are sorted out are people over 70 with “significant failure in maximum one organ system” and persons between 60 and 70 with “significant failure in maximum two organ systems”.

    Biological age, according to the document, means “differences in the patient’s health, functional level and survival in relation to the average for the patient’s chronological age”. However, a doctor who wants to be anonymous states for Aftonbladet that it is a pure “rubber paragraph” and that in practice it is very difficult to assess a person’s “biological age”. However, according to the guidelines of the National Board of Health, account must not be taken of chronological (ie real) age.

    The document also states that ongoing intensive care can be interrupted for “patients where it is subsequently identified that the patient does not meet the above criteria”.

    According to the Swedish Intensive Care Register,

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    =sv&rurl=translate.google.se&sl=sv&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=https:
    //www.icuregswe.org/data–resultat/covid-19-i-svensk-intensivvard/
    &usg=ALkJrhhJ5CEdHWfZdr40Qb8lw4uP_Yg-OA

    about 469 patients were covid-19 in Sweden at 12 o’clock on Wednesday. At a press conference on Tuesday, the National Board of Health stated that 80 percent of the IVA sites in Sweden were occupied.

    • Very good article , people need to understand this is to much what this governments doing, to shut everybody up ..

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