Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/27/2020

96% of coronavirus fatalities in Italy were among those with two or more serious pre-existing chronic medical conditions. The average age of the decedents was over 80.

Meanwhile, Las Vegas has announced that casinos will be able to reopen on June 4. Also, an outbreak of the Wuhan Coronavirus has forced the closure of a coal mine in northeastern Czechia. And the EU has proposed a €750 billion coronavirus bailout.

In other news, 750 migrants now housed in Greek camps will be relocated to France.

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Financial Crisis
» Central Statistical Office: Hungary Three-Month Average Jobless Rate Slightly Increases
 
USA
» “Justice Will be Served”: Trump Orders “Expedited” Federal Investigation Into Death of George Floyd
» Andrew Cuomo’s Nursing Home Order Deleted From New York Health Department Website
» Arizona Sues Google Over Allegations it Illegally Tracked Android Smartphone Users’ Locations
» Assemblyman’s Vote Among 3,200 Voided in Messy Paterson City Council Elections
» Biden on His “You Ain’t Black” Comment: Black Radio Host “Was Being a Wise Guy and I Responded in Kind”
» Black Lives Matter Protestors March Through Downtown L.A., Block 101 Fwy
» Busted! New Mexico Liberal Governor Michelle Grisham Locks Down State — Then Calls Jewelry Store for Special Purchase — and Now She Can’t Get Her Story Straight (Video)
» Conservative Group Files Challenge to California Vote-by-Mail Order
» Coronavirus Doesn’t Just Kill People — It’s White!
» Disney World Plans to Reopen on July 11
» Epstein Lawyer: ‘It Was Homicide, But I Don’t Know Who Killed Him’
» Exclusive: Judge Emmett Sullivan, From General Flynn Trial, Arranged Speaking Gig for James Comey at Howard University for $100,000
» Gov. Whitmer Admits Husband Tried to Get Special Treatment From Boat Dock
» Head of Site Integrity & Election Security at Twitter Thinks There Are “Actual Nazis in the White House”
» Kathy Griffin Calls for Trump to be Killed
» Las Vegas to Reopen Casinos on June 4
» Minneapolis Police Officers Involved in Death of George Floyd Have All Been Fired
» Most California Counties — But Not L.A. — Can Now Reopen Barbershops and Hair Salons, With Modifications
» Nearly Half of All Coronavirus Deaths in US Are From Long-Term Care Facilities: Report
» Now it’s Rack ‘Em, Stack ‘Em … and Track ‘Em!
» NYC Mayor Pushes Back on Reopening Churches, Calls it “Dangerous”
» Pelosi Pulls Vote on FISA Bill After Trump Veto Threat
» Police Fire Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas as Minneapolis Protests Over George Floyd Death Turn Violent
» Poll: Third of Americans Are Showing Symptoms of Clinical Anxiety or Depression Due to Coronavirus
» Poll: Half of Americans Say They Would Get a Coronavirus Vaccine
» Surveillance Video Shows George Floyd Before Killing, Mayor Calls for Charges
» Tampa Man Accused of Planning ISIS Terrorist Attack on Tampa Bay
» The Shadow Cast on Memorial Day 2020
» Trump Says Social Media Platforms Censoring Conservatives Will Face Regulation or be Shut Down
» Trump to Sign Executive Order on Social Media Censorship Thursday: White House
» Trump Cuts Insulin Prices for Medicare Enrollees to $35 a Month
» Tulsi Gabbard Drops Defamation Suit Against Hillary Clinton
» Twitter Slaps ‘Fact Check’ Censor on Trump Tweet About ‘Rigged Election’
» Twitter Executive Fact-Checking Trump Has Profane History of Anti-Trump, Anti-Republican Comments
» Watch Live: Looting, Police Clashes in Minneapolis After Death of George Floyd
 
Canada
» RCMP Grabbed Rebel Reporter Just Before Trudeau’s Presser — Dragged Out by the Cops!
 
Europe and the EU
» Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak in Czech Mines
» Eight-in-Ten Hungarians Think Govt’s Coronavirus Response Better Than Other EU Countries
» EU Proposes €750 Billion Coronavirus Bailout as Popularity of Bloc Weakens
» First Hijab-Wearing UK Court Judge Hopes to be ‘Trailblazer’
» German Police Raid Homes of Anti-Government Groups
» Germany: Law Would Make Civil Servants Guilty of Racism Until Proven Innocent
» Germany Bans Hezbollah, How is Germany Important to Hezbollah?
» Greece Restarts Ferries to Islands, Reopens Cafes, Restaurants
» Hungary Deserves an Apology, Justice Minister Varga Says at EU Videoconference
» Italy: 96% of Coronavirus Fatalities Had Other Chronic Illnesses
» Judge Drops Terror Charges in Paris Airport Attack Case
» Muslim Woman Becomes Britain’s First Hijab-Wearing Judge
» Turkish Ambassador to Greece Dismisses Alleged Border Incursion
» Two Minutes Hate
» UK: Anti-Cummings SNP Leader Travelled 600+ Miles From London to Skye During Lockdown
» UK: Anti-Cummings MP Pressures Boris to Delay Brexit After Eurocrat Makes Fresh Demand for Extension
» UK: Boris Calls for Inquiry Into Origin of Coronavirus Following China’s Cover Up
» UK: Remainer Tory Who Resigned Over Cummings Made Even Longer Cross-Country Trip as Home Internet Too Slow
 
Far East
» China’s New Trade Threat: Communist Regime Puts $16 BILLION in Natural Gas Exports on the Line as it Ramps Up Attacks on Australia Over COVID Inquiry
» Chinese Spies Ramp Up Operations Against Australia at an ‘Unprecedented’ Rate as They Hunt for Our Military and Strategic Secrets Amid Deepening Diplomatic Row
» Pompeo Says Hong Kong “No Longer Autonomous From China”
» YouTube Says it Has Fixed “Error” That Deleted Comments Critical of the Chinese Communist Party
 
Australia — Pacific
» Beijing Leaps to Defend Daniel Andrews Over Victoria’s Controversial Belt and Road Deal With China
» Extraordinary Twist in Case of Woman Who Died After Two Weeks Lost in the Outback While Her Two Friends Miraculously Survived as it’s Revealed She Was Smuggling $70,000 of Meth
» Final Coronavirus Patient Discharged in New Zealand
» No Known Animal Host and ‘Almost Perfect’ Human Adaptation: Top Australian Vaccine Scientist Reveals How COVID-19’s Unique Structure Means it’s Either Man-Made — or a ‘Complete Fluke’ Of Nature
» ‘This is a Dictatorship and it’s Ridiculous’: Pauline Hanson Threatens to Take Legal Action as She Calls for Australia’s State Borders to be Opened
 
Latin America
» President of El Salvador Announces That He is Taking Hydroxychloroquine, Says ‘Most World Leaders’ Doing the Same
 
Immigration
» 750 Migrants From Greek Camps to be Relocated to France
» Belgium: Police Looking for Migrants Who Beat Up Gay Man (Video)
» Channel Migrants: Boats Carrying 60 People Intercepted
» Former CDU Politician Receives €550,000 Annually From Taxpayers for Migrant Hotel
» French and Belgian Police Arrest 26 Suspects in Europe-Wide Crackdown on Human Trafficking Triggered by Deaths of 39 Migrants in a Lorry in Essex
» Hungary: Police Detain Syrian People Smuggling Suspects
» UK: Farage Films French Navy Escorting Illegal Migrants Into British Waters, Again (Video)
» WSU Provides ‘Emergency’ Funding to Illegal Immigrant Students in Response to Bailout Exclusion
 
Culture Wars
» Australian Soldiers Are Ordered to Go on a $12,000 Course That Will Teach Them to be ‘Gender Sensitive and Gender Inclusive’ — And You’re Footing the Bill
» Bombshell: Planned Parenthood Officials Admit Under Oath to Selling Aborted Body Parts
» Jimmy Fallon Apologizes for Blackface Sketch on ‘SNL’ In 2000
 
General
» COVID Symptoms of Power: Tech Billionaires Harvest Humanity
» Global Health Mafia Protection
 

Central Statistical Office: Hungary Three-Month Average Jobless Rate Slightly Increases

Hungary’s three-month rolling average jobless rate reached 3.8 percent in April, up 0.1 percentage point from the previous month and 0.3 percentage point from twelve months earlier, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Wednesday.

The rate covers unemployment among those between the ages of 15 and 74.

In absolute terms, there were 174,100 unemployed, 1,100 more than in the previous month and up 11,700 from a year earlier.

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

“Justice Will be Served”: Trump Orders “Expedited” Federal Investigation Into Death of George Floyd

President Trump on Wednesday announced that he has ordered a federal investigation into the death of George Floyd, a man who died in Minneapolis after an officer pinned him down with his knee on Floyd’s neck for at least eight-and-a-half minutes — four of those minutes occurring after Floyd appears to have been unconscious due to the pressure on his neck.

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

Andrew Cuomo’s Nursing Home Order Deleted From New York Health Department Website

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s March 25 order requiring nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to accept recovering coronavirus patients has disappeared from the New York State Department of Health’s website.

The webpage for Cuomo’s order says the document is “not found,” though it can still be seen on the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. It took the governor roughly six weeks to reverse the order, which has been blamed for the high death rate among New York’s elderly.

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

Arizona Sues Google Over Allegations it Illegally Tracked Android Smartphone Users’ Locations

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich sued Google on Wednesday, alleging the tech giant violated its users’ privacy by collecting information about their whereabouts even if they had turned off such digital tracking.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages in arguing that Google, the maker of the Android smartphone operating system, set up its mobile software in a way that enriched its advertising empire and deceived device-owners about the protections actually afforded to their personal data, running afoul of Arizona consumer-protection laws that prohibit companies from misrepresenting their business practices.

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

Assemblyman’s Vote Among 3,200 Voided in Messy Paterson City Council Elections

PATERSON — Passaic County officials have released the names of about 3,200 people whose ballots were disqualified in Paterson’s controversy-plagued City Council elections — a list that includes Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly as well as various community leaders and their family members.

What election officials have not yet disclosed is exactly why each person’s vote was not counted in the results of the six ward council races, which were conducted entirely through vote-by-mail ballots because of the coronavirus crisis.

The reasons for the disqualifications normally are listed on a post-election report regarding mail-in ballots that is issued by the county after every election, officials said. But for some reason, officials said, this year’s electronic report was not displaying the explanations for the disqualification. Officials said they expect the problem to be fixed soon.

About 19% of the ballots submitted in the election have been disqualified.

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

Biden on His “You Ain’t Black” Comment: Black Radio Host “Was Being a Wise Guy and I Responded in Kind”

Joe Biden says he made his recent “you ain’t black” gaffe because black Breakfast Club host Charlamagne tha God “was being a wise guy and I responded in kind.”

The former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee for the 2020 election tried to explain his Breakfast Club remarks during a recent, televised interview with CNN’s Dana Bash.

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

Black Lives Matter Protestors March Through Downtown L.A., Block 101 Fwy

Protestors took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles Wednesday in a demonstration in the name of George Floyd, a black man who died after being pinned beneath a Minneapolis police officer’s knee.

A large group got onto the 101 Freeway around 6 p.m., blocking traffic during rush hour as Los Angeles Police Department officers and Los Angeles Fire Department units responded.

At one point, some were seen banging on a patrol car that was trying to drive through the crowd on the freeway near Alameda Avenue.

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

Busted! New Mexico Liberal Governor Michelle Grisham Locks Down State — Then Calls Jewelry Store for Special Purchase — and Now She Can’t Get Her Story Straight (Video)

Another Democrat hypocrite is caught violating her own lockdown orders.

Because lockdown orders are only for the little people.

In March New Mexico Governor Michelle Grisham locked down her state due to the coronavirus threat.

New Mexico is ranked 39th out of the 50 states in coronavirus cases.

But after Grisham locked down the state she made a private call to her favorite jewelry store to make a purchase.

Of course, she was able to do this because she is the Democrat governor.

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

Conservative Group Files Challenge to California Vote-by-Mail Order

Former Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and the conservative group Judicial Watch are challenging California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) vote-by-mail order.

The groups are challenging a directive by Newsom to send every registered voter a ballot for the November election, making California the first state to switch to all-mail elections.

The complaint argues the move by Newsom “is an unlawful attempt to supersede and replace California election law.”

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

Coronavirus Doesn’t Just Kill People — It’s White!

I guess now it’s OK to identify viruses by where they came from. Lately, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been calling COVID-19 the “European virus” 1 million times per press conference.

Here’s Cuomo at a single briefing last week: “… the virus that had attacked us from Europe … the virus came from Europe … the virus was coming from Europe … New York is where the European flights were coming in … Virus came from Europe … we had this European virus attack us … we had people coming from Europe bringing the virus.”

So “European virus” it is!

Who cares? It’s like referring to Muhammed the terrorist as “British man.” Verdict: true, but misleading. No one, not even the freaks at The New York Times, testy with Trump for calling it the “China virus,” disputes that “COVID-19” originated in China.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Disney World Plans to Reopen on July 11

Walt Disney World has announced its plans to reopen its Orlando, Florida, theme park in July, with Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopening July 11 and Epcot and Hollywood Studios reopening on July 15.

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

Epstein Lawyer: ‘It Was Homicide, But I Don’t Know Who Killed Him’

Jeffrey Epstein’s lead attorney says that he knows the billionaire pedophile was murdered in prison, but does not know who the killer/s is/are, noting that Epstein was ‘upbeat and excited’ about going to the courts in an attempt to clear his name.

Epstein’s lawyer David Schoen made the comments in a Discovery documentary series about the disgraced multi-millionaire, revealing that the financier was preparing to reveal key information at trial.

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

Exclusive: Judge Emmett Sullivan, From General Flynn Trial, Arranged Speaking Gig for James Comey at Howard University for $100,000

The confused judge who has unconstitutionally inserted himself into the Justice Department’s case against General Flynn made some actions behind the scene that are just as troubling.

Judge Sullivan helped Jim Comey get his speaking gig at Howard University for $100,000.

How much more corruption can America take. The corrupt judge who inserted himself into the General Flynn case, who insinuated the General was a traitor, has a lifestyle that matches his actions in court.

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

Gov. Whitmer Admits Husband Tried to Get Special Treatment From Boat Dock

Having gained national notoriety for her decisions to implement some of the nation’s strictest coronavirus lockdown rules, including travel restrictions and prohibitions on buying garden seeds, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has admitted her husband attempted to “humorously” leverage his status as the state’s “First Gentleman” to get privileges at a local marina.

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

Head of Site Integrity & Election Security at Twitter Thinks There Are “Actual Nazis in the White House”

After Twitter announced it would start ‘fact-checking’ President Trump’s tweets, it was revealed that the head of ‘site integrity’ at the social media giant thinks everyone who voted for Trump is racist and that there are “actual Nazis in the White House.”

After California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to ensure all voters will receive mail ballots for the election in November, Trump warned in a tweet, “Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged and even illegally printed out and fraudulently signed.”

Twitter then slapped several Trump tweets with a warning label that asserted, “there is no evidence that mail-in ballots are linked to voter fraud,” citing CNN and the Washington Post.

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

Kathy Griffin Calls for Trump to be Killed

Controversial comedian Kathy Griffin Tuesday night suggested that President Trump stab himself with a syringe full of air — a medical procedure proven to be fatal.

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

Las Vegas to Reopen Casinos on June 4

Las Vegas casinos will be allowed to reopen next week after more than two months of closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced on Tuesday.

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

Minneapolis Police Officers Involved in Death of George Floyd Have All Been Fired

The Minneapolis Police Department has fired four police officers involved in the death of George Floyd, including the one who had pinned Floyd to the pavement by placing his knee on Floyd’s neck, despite the man’s pleas for help.

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

Most California Counties — But Not L.A. — Can Now Reopen Barbershops and Hair Salons, With Modifications

Many of California’s counties, excluding Los Angeles, are now allowed to reopen barbershops and hair salons — with major modifications, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday.

The eased restrictions apply to 47 of California’s 58 counties that have provided attestations that they meet criteria for a faster reopening — and have been given the green light by the state. They include Orange, Riverside, Ventura, San Bernardino and Santa Barbara counties.

Densely-populated Los Angeles County, which remains the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in California, is not included in the list but officials announced Tuesday that they have “achieved necessary readiness criteria” and will apply for the variance from the state to reopen faster.

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

Nearly Half of All Coronavirus Deaths in US Are From Long-Term Care Facilities: Report

The COVID-19 virus death rate is highest among residents of long-term care facilities.

Using extrapolated data, the report from the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity concludes that 43% of deaths from the coronavirus in the United States occurred in facilities that house 0.62% of the population, with 1.8% of nursing home residents have succumbed to the virus.

Data that excludes New York state increases the proportion of deaths in long-term facilities to 53.2%. The researchers say that New York, the epicenter of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, reports deaths of nursing home residents who die in hospitals as hospital deaths, and New York’s higher than average death rate could also account for the lower proportion of nursing home deaths.

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

Now it’s Rack ‘Em, Stack ‘Em … and Track ‘Em!

by Ron Ewart

Finally, government has gone way too far and the people are revolting in huge numbers all across America by ignoring un-Constitutional executive orders. We say, it’s way past time to do so. The protests and revolt should have happened over 100 years ago as government tightened the screws on American freedom.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

NYC Mayor Pushes Back on Reopening Churches, Calls it “Dangerous”

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has pushed back on President Trump’s insistence on reopening churches and other places of worship during the pandemic, calling the move “dangerous.”

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

Pelosi Pulls Vote on FISA Bill After Trump Veto Threat

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) yanked a vote scheduled for Wednesday night on a bill reauthorizing lapsed surveillance programs after opposition from Republicans and progressives made it unclear if it could pass.

“Members are advised that votes are no longer expected in the House tonight,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s (D-Md.) office announced shortly after 9:30 p.m.

A Democratic aide confirmed that there would be “no further votes” in the House on Wednesday.

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

Police Fire Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas as Minneapolis Protests Over George Floyd Death Turn Violent

Minneapolis protests that began peacefully Tuesday over the death of George Floyd took a turbulent turn that night, as more demonstrators joined the movement and some took violent action.

A group of protesters gathered outside the police department’s third precinct headquarters, with some throwing rocks at the building and police vehicles. They also threw beverage bottles and shouted at the officers.

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

Poll: Third of Americans Are Showing Symptoms of Clinical Anxiety or Depression Due to Coronavirus

A third of Americans are showing symptoms of clinical anxiety or depression due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau last week.

At the end of April, the agency launched a weekly survey of U.S. households to measure the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on American’s well-being, including employment, education, and health.

When asked questions used to screen patients for mental health issues, 24% of 42,000 respondents showed clinical signs of severe depression and 30% showed signs of anxiety, a poll taken between May 7 and 12 revealed.

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

Poll: Half of Americans Say They Would Get a Coronavirus Vaccine

Approximately half of U.S. citizens say they would get a coronavirus vaccine if scientists succeed in developing one, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

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

Surveillance Video Shows George Floyd Before Killing, Mayor Calls for Charges

2:43 PM PT — The Hennepin County D.A. just responded to the Mayor’s call for charges to be brought against the officer who kneeled on Floyd, saying … “In order to bring charges and obtain a guilty verdict, there are very specific parts of the law which must be met in prosecuting any crime of violence.”

The statement continues … “The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is working as quickly as possible to gather the necessary evidence and we will expeditiously review the case when we receive the case file and make our decision.”

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

Tampa Man Accused of Planning ISIS Terrorist Attack on Tampa Bay

TAMPA, FL — A 23-year-old Tampa man is accused of planning to carry out a terrorist attack in Tampa Bay on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the filing of a criminal complaint charging Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari with “attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization,” namely ISIS.

If convicted, Al-Azhari faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.

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

The Shadow Cast on Memorial Day 2020

Suppose an enemy army invaded and occupied your state, enforcing house arrests along with inconsistent, arbitrary, and self-contradictory orders.

Would this alter your opinion of what is going on today?

Would this alter your approach, your response?

Would you be less apt to accept assertions that this is for your own good and for your safety?

I would like to pose a simple yet potentially controversial question:

Whose advice have the stalwart shutdown governors been following?

The United States Constitution?

Their State constitutions?

Any American ideals?

Or have you noticed them following the globalist agendas of the World Health Organization, aligned with internationalists like Fauci and Gates, and in collusion with other foreign governments?

Make NO mistake, these organizations and systems of government are foreign to the American Constitution, American ideals and American principles, including the integrity of the American family and the sanctity of the House of God.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Says Social Media Platforms Censoring Conservatives Will Face Regulation or be Shut Down

President Trump cautioned social media companies Wednesday that they must stop blocking “conservatives [sic] voices” otherwise they may face regulation or be shut down.

“We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen,” he wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning.

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

Trump to Sign Executive Order on Social Media Censorship Thursday: White House

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order aimed at social media companies on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Wednesday, a day after Twitter slapped a “fact-check” warning on one of the president’s tweets for the first time.

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

Trump Cuts Insulin Prices for Medicare Enrollees to $35 a Month

Insulin will now cost just $35 a month for people enrolled in Medicare, President Trump announced Tuesday.

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

Tulsi Gabbard Drops Defamation Suit Against Hillary Clinton

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, dropped her defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton Wednesday, ending a brief legal battle over comments made by the former secretary of state suggesting the congresswoman had ties to Russia.

Gabbard filed the $50 million lawsuit after Clinton said in an October 2019 interview that one of the Democratic presidential contenders was “the favorite of the Russians” and a “Russian asset.” Gabbard, who served in the Army National Guard, was a presidential candidate at the time.

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

Twitter Slaps ‘Fact Check’ Censor on Trump Tweet About ‘Rigged Election’

President Trump warned Tuesday that the election will be ‘rigged’ by Democrats using the pandemic to justify mail-in voting, and Twitter slapped a ‘fact check’ label on the post.

“There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent,” Trump tweeted.

“This will be a Rigged Election. No way!” the president proclaimed.

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

Twitter Executive Fact-Checking Trump Has Profane History of Anti-Trump, Anti-Republican Comments

Already facing a backlash for its decision to apply a warning label to President Trump’s tweet regarding the risks associated with mail-in ballots, it has now been revealed that the man Twitter has made responsible for these “site integrity” issues has a history of anti-Trump, anti-Republican remarks.

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

Watch Live: Looting, Police Clashes in Minneapolis After Death of George Floyd

LIVE: Protests and riots show people filling the streets after George Floyd died in Minneapolis Police custody.

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

RCMP Grabbed Rebel Reporter Just Before Trudeau’s Presser — Dragged Out by the Cops!

Justin Trudeau had me physically thrown from a press conference at Rideau Cottage.

It just happened to be the same day that Trudeau announced he would shut down Parliament for the entire summer during a pandemic.

Justin Trudeau has been hosting the Trudeau Morning Show from his front steps for months now. He has tried to convince the opposition that his press conferences are somehow an accountability replacement for Question Period.

It is not hard to understand why he thinks this way. The Prime Minister can’t pick and choose the questions he gets asked in the House of Commons, but on his front porch, he runs the show.

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

Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak in Czech Mines

PRAGUE — A coal mine in the north-eastern Czech Republic near the border with Poland has halted work after a major Covid-19 outbreak among the miners.

In recent days, tests of some 2,400 people revealed a total of 212 positive for coronavirus, mostly miners from the Darkov mine in the town of Karvina and their family members. It´s currently the biggest local outbreak in the country.

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

Eight-in-Ten Hungarians Think Govt’s Coronavirus Response Better Than Other EU Countries

A poll revealed that the vast majority of Hungarians, 78 per cent, say they believe Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Wuhan coronavirus response was better than other European countries.

The nationwide telephone survey, which involved 1,000 participants, revealed that only five per cent of Hungarians thought that other European countries did a better job at stopping the spread of the Chinese virus.

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

EU Proposes €750 Billion Coronavirus Bailout as Popularity of Bloc Weakens

The European Commission has proposed a massive €750 billion (£673bn/$825bn) Wuhan coronavirus bailout package as many across Europe have begun to question the European Union itself.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced the coronavirus bailout package in the European Parliament on Wednesday. It will consist of €500 billion in non-repayable grants and another €250 billion in loans backed by bonds.

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

First Hijab-Wearing UK Court Judge Hopes to be ‘Trailblazer’

A woman who is the first UK deputy district judge to wear a hijab said she hoped to be a “trailblazer”.

Raffia Arshad, a member of St Mary’s Chambers in Nottingham, received her letter of appointment as judge for the Midlands circuit last week.

“I don’t just see it as a personal achievement, it is bigger than that,” the 40-year-old said.

The joint heads of St Mary’s Chambers said she had “led the way for Muslim women to succeed in the law”.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

German Police Raid Homes of Anti-Government Groups

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany have raided dozens of homes linked to anti-government groups suspected of manufacturing fake documents.

Prosecutors in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe said the 25 premises searched Wednesday were tied to 31 suspected members of the Reich Citizens movement.

Members of the Reich Citizens movement reject the current German state order. The movement overlaps with far-right extremist groups and has come under closer scrutiny from authorities after a number of violent incidents involving so-called Reich Citizens.

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

Germany: Law Would Make Civil Servants Guilty of Racism Until Proven Innocent

A new law being proposed in the municipality of Berlin would make civil servants — including the police — who are accused of racism guilty unless they can prove themselves to be innocent.

The law is being put forward by the Senator for Justice of the State of Berlin, Dirk Behrendt of the Greens party. Representatives of the German police are objecting to it, saying that it would turn officers into “fair game,” according to a report by Die Welt.

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

Germany Bans Hezbollah, How is Germany Important to Hezbollah?

Following in the footsteps of the United States of America and The United Kingdom, authorities in Germany recently announced a complete ban on the activities of the Lebanese “Hezbollah” in Germany. After it revealed a serious intention to take such a step several months ago, security forces in Germany began a campaign to pursue and besiege each of the militia’s followers on German soil; This places Hezbollah in a real predicament, given their vital dependence on an external network of supporters spread throughout the world.

Institutions and centers

Germany represents one of the countries that has witnessed an extensive spread of Hezbollah institutions, religious centers and associations, and it seeks to mobilize support for it. According to a report published by “Fox News” based on German intelligence reports issued last year, there are 1050 Hezbollah operatives active in Germany, and that about 30 mosques and cultural centers on German soil have links to Hezbollah.

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

Greece Restarts Ferries to Islands, Reopens Cafes, Restaurants

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece restarted regular ferry services to its islands Monday and cafes and restaurants were also back open for business as the country accelerated efforts to salvage its tourism season.

Travel to the islands had been generally off-limits since a lockdown was imposed in late March to halt the spread of the coronavirus, with only goods suppliers and permanent residents allowed access.

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Hungary Deserves an Apology, Justice Minister Varga Says at EU Videoconference

Borrowing the refrain from a hit from Sir Elton John, Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga reminded fellow EU affairs ministers on Tuesday that “sorry seems to be the hardest word” and that Hungary was due an apology, especially from all those who accused the government of Viktor Orban of grabbing excessive power during the coronavirus crisis.

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Italy: 96% of Coronavirus Fatalities Had Other Chronic Illnesses

ROME — The overwhelming majority of deaths with coronavirus in Italy have occurred in the presence of two or more serious chronic illnesses, according to a report from the country’s national health authority (ISS).

Italian health authorities announced in a recent report that only 4.1 percent of fatalities testing positive for Wuhan coronavirus happened in the absence of serious comorbidities, while the average age of the deceased was over 80 years.

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Judge Drops Terror Charges in Paris Airport Attack Case

A French judge has dropped terrorism charges against two men who were arrested in connection to a 2017 attack on Paris’s Orly airport, stating there were doubts about a terrorist motive.

The attacker, 39-year-old Ziyed Ben Belgacem, was shot and killed during the attack after attempting to seize a FAMAS assault rifle from a patrol of French air force soldiers after shouting: “Put down your weapons! Put your hands on your head! I am here to die for Allah. Whatever happens, there will be deaths.”

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Muslim Woman Becomes Britain’s First Hijab-Wearing Judge

Raffia Arshad, 40, says her promotion is great news for diversity in the UK legal system

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Turkish Ambassador to Greece Dismisses Alleged Border Incursion

Turkish ambassador to Greece Burak Ozugergin dismissed claims of a Turkish border incursion in the Evros area last week, stating that the issue was simply “technical”.

The statement comes after allegations that 35 Turkish troops occupied an area on the western bank of the Evros river said to belong to Greece according to the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne and set up a small camp while hoisting a Turkish flag on Friday.

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Two Minutes Hate

Remember anti-Trump leftists ‘screaming at the sky’?

Now the British version has arrived and if anything, it’s even more cringe.

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UK: Anti-Cummings SNP Leader Travelled 600+ Miles From London to Skye During Lockdown

Ian Blackford, leader of the left-separatist Scottish National Party (SNP) contingent in the British parliament, made a journey of over 600 miles from London to the Isle of Skye during lockdown.

Blackford, a wealthy former investment banker from Edinburgh, has been relentless in his calls for Dominic Cummings, Boris’s Johnson’s chief adviser and a key figure in the Vote Leave campaign during the EU referendum, to be sacked for travelling to his family farm in Durham during the coronavirus lockdown.

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UK: Anti-Cummings MP Pressures Boris to Delay Brexit After Eurocrat Makes Fresh Demand for Extension

The EU’s trade negotiator Michel Barnier has launched a fresh offer to extend the transition period by two years in response to requests from British Opposition MPs including Scottish separatist Ian Blackford, who has recently put pressure on the prime minister to sack Dominic Cummings over alleged lockdown breaches.

Responding to a letter from May 15th from Blackford’s Scottish National Party (SNP), the Liberal Democrats, the Welsh separatist Plaid Cymru, and other fringe Europhile groups, Mr Barnier wrote: “Such an extension of up to one or two years can be agreed jointly by the two parties.

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UK: Boris Calls for Inquiry Into Origin of Coronavirus Following China’s Cover Up

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for an independent investigation into the origins of coronavirus, after reports that communist China misled the international community over the infectious nature of the Wuhan-origin virus.

Mr Johnson made the demand while speaking to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday, with the World Health Organization (WHO) director-general saying that he was in agreement, according to a Number 10 spokesman.

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UK: Remainer Tory Who Resigned Over Cummings Made Even Longer Cross-Country Trip as Home Internet Too Slow

Douglas Ross, the little-known former government minister who resigned from his junior position over Dominic Cummings’ movements during lockdown, made an even longer cross-country trip to London — because his home Internet was “adequate at best”.

Mr Cummings, a key figure in the Vote Leave campaign during the EU referendum and widely despised by the mainstream media, left his London home for his family’s farm in Durham while his wife was ill with the coronavirus, because he feared no-one would be able to look after their young son if he also became sick — although he did not come in contact with his parents while he was there, staying in a separate building, even staying away from his uncle’s funeral. He contends that his movements were allowable within the lockdown rules, which make special provisions for people with particular childcare needs.

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China’s New Trade Threat: Communist Regime Puts $16 BILLION in Natural Gas Exports on the Line as it Ramps Up Attacks on Australia Over COVID Inquiry

The communist superpower has imposed a tax on barley and banned some Aussie beef after the Morrison government called for an inquiry into coronavirus.

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Chinese Spies Ramp Up Operations Against Australia at an ‘Unprecedented’ Rate as They Hunt for Our Military and Strategic Secrets Amid Deepening Diplomatic Row

According to military sources, China is keeping a close eye on the Australian military — especially at sea and in the air.

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Pompeo Says Hong Kong “No Longer Autonomous From China”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo officially declared on Wednesday that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China following a decision from the country to pass new national security legislation on the city.

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YouTube Says it Has Fixed “Error” That Deleted Comments Critical of the Chinese Communist Party

YouTube says it has fixed an “error” that deleted comments critical of the Chinese Communist Party, The Verge reports.

Comments left under videos or in live streams that contained the Chinese symbols interpreted “communist bandit” or “50-cent party” were automatically deleted in a matter of seconds.

YouTube blamed the deletions on an error in its “enforcement systems,” although it did not explain why it was occurring. The company said it was still investigating the issue, but that it was not the result of a change in its moderation policy.

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Beijing Leaps to Defend Daniel Andrews Over Victoria’s Controversial Belt and Road Deal With China

China’s Melbourne consulate has hit back at ‘negative remarks’ over President Xi Jinping’s signature policy and has jumped to the defence of the Victorian government

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Extraordinary Twist in Case of Woman Who Died After Two Weeks Lost in the Outback While Her Two Friends Miraculously Survived as it’s Revealed She Was Smuggling $70,000 of Meth

Mother-of-two and grandmother Claire Hockridge, 46, went missing south of Alice Springs last November after telling friends she was going on a camping trip with two companions.

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Final Coronavirus Patient Discharged in New Zealand

New Zealand discharged its final COVID-19 patient on Wednesday after five consecutive days where no new cases of the illness had been reported.

“Currently there is nobody in hospital with COVID-19, following the discharge of one person,” Ashley Bloomfield, the country’s director general of health, said.

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No Known Animal Host and ‘Almost Perfect’ Human Adaptation: Top Australian Vaccine Scientist Reveals How COVID-19’s Unique Structure Means it’s Either Man-Made — or a ‘Complete Fluke’ Of Nature

Adelaide Professor Nikolai Petrovsky said the virus was so ‘perfectly adapted’ to infect humans that the possibility it was made in a Chinese lab can’t be ignored and needed to be urgently investigated.

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‘This is a Dictatorship and it’s Ridiculous’: Pauline Hanson Threatens to Take Legal Action as She Calls for Australia’s State Borders to be Opened

Pauline Hanson has given the Queensland premier a deadline to reopen the borders or face a battle in the high court.

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President of El Salvador Announces That He is Taking Hydroxychloroquine, Says ‘Most World Leaders’ Doing the Same

President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele has announced that he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventative measure against the coronavirus.

Bukele told reporters on Tuesday that “most world leaders” are doing the same and has questioned why world leaders are being advised to use it while the public is not.

“I use it as a prophylaxis, President Trump uses it as a prophylaxis, most of the world’s leaders use it as a prophylaxis,” said Bukele.

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750 Migrants From Greek Camps to be Relocated to France

A plan to relocate 750 migrants currently at Greek camps to France is finally moving ahead, after being delayed for some time due to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, Greece’s Minister for Migration and Asylum, Giorgos Koumoutsakos, announced that 750 migrants in Greece would be relocated to France, as per an agreement made in January with French Secretary of State to the Minister of the Interior, Laurent Nunez, Infomigrants reports.

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Belgium: Police Looking for Migrants Who Beat Up Gay Man (Video)

The Belgian police are asking for the public’s assistance in tracking down three migrants who tricked, beat up, and robbed a gay man in Antwerp in October.

The incident took place on Friday, October 18, 2019 in Antwerp’s city centre. Three men who the police describe as “young men of foreign origin” saw the gay man, 24, on the Nationalestraat; he was wearing make-up. The victim says that the men approached him and one said that he looked very handsome, according to a report by SCEPTR.

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Channel Migrants: Boats Carrying 60 People Intercepted

Four boats carrying 60 migrants have been intercepted off the Kent coast.

The Home Office said 57 men and three women had crossed the English Channel on Wednesday in small boats.

A spokesman said they were alerted to the first incident at about 01:45 BST and a further three incidents at 05:25, 07:30 and 08:45 BST.

Those on board the boats presented themselves as Iranian, Sudanese, Yemeni, Syrian, Ethiopian, Egyptian, Afghan, Eritrean and Iraqi.

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Former CDU Politician Receives €550,000 Annually From Taxpayers for Migrant Hotel

The city of Cologne’s municipal government is coming under fire for spending increasing amounts of taxpayer money on keeping migrants in hotels. This is happening even while there are many vacant rooms in existing reception centres. And one of the city’s ex-politicians is making quite a lot of money off the arrangement.

The situation came about because the city has signed long-term leases for hotel rooms for periods of several years in order to reserve them for migrants — leases which must be paid regardless of whether anyone is using the rooms, according to a report by Junge Freiheit. The city is currently paying more than a million euros annually for 90 hotel rooms.

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French and Belgian Police Arrest 26 Suspects in Europe-Wide Crackdown on Human Trafficking Triggered by Deaths of 39 Migrants in a Lorry in Essex

Police in France and Belgium have arrested 26 suspects as part of an investigation into human trafficking across Europe that was prompted by the discovery of 39 bodies in a lorry container in Essex.

The 39 Vietnamese nationals were found in a container which was parked at the Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays on October 23 last year. Ten teenagers, including two 15-year-old boys, were among those found dead.

An inquest heard that their medical cause of death was asphyxia and hyperthermia — a lack of oxygen and overheating — in an enclosed space.

On April 8, lorry driver Maurice Robinson, 25, of Craigavon in Northern Ireland, pleaded guilty to 39 counts of manslaughter at the Old Bailey in London and is due to be sentenced at a later date.

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Hungary: Police Detain Syrian People Smuggling Suspects

Police in Baranya County have detained and questioned two Syrian men suspected of people smuggling.

Eight illegal migrants — Syrian, Algerian, Moroccan and Tunisian — were arrested on Monday night, according to police.hu.

The Syrian men, 32 and 24, who were driving two cars were unable to provide a credible reason for their presence in Hungary.

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UK: Farage Films French Navy Escorting Illegal Migrants Into British Waters, Again (Video)

For the second time in a matter of weeks, Nigel Farage has filmed the French navy escorting illegal migrants into British waters before handing them over the UK Border Force.

Britain’s most recognizable populist leader on Tuesday morning took to the waters of the English Channel to document the disturbing uptick in illegal migrant traffic headed to Britain from the beaches of France.

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WSU Provides ‘Emergency’ Funding to Illegal Immigrant Students in Response to Bailout Exclusion

Washington State University has teamed up with a student activist group to help provide money to illegal students in light of them not being able to receive federal bailout money as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Washington State University’s Undocumented Initiatives Office and the Crimson Group put together three new funds for illegal immigrant students. The new funding was announced only shortly after schools began receiving funds from the federal relief package. WSU’s Undocumented Initiatives lists the names of the funds, including the renewing DACA fund and emergency assistance fund.

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Australian Soldiers Are Ordered to Go on a $12,000 Course That Will Teach Them to be ‘Gender Sensitive and Gender Inclusive’ — And You’re Footing the Bill

The Australian Defence force want military personnel to take a taxpayer funded university course to make them more ‘gender responsive’.

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Bombshell: Planned Parenthood Officials Admit Under Oath to Selling Aborted Body Parts

An explosive new video from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) contradicts past claims from Planned Parenthood that the corporation never participated in the sale of aborted baby body parts but merely donated them and was compensated for expenses. Featuring testimony from Planned Parenthood officials under oath in 2019, as well as documents from those officials’ admissions, the video shows these executives and directors admitting to actually selling body parts, which is illegal.

Numerous depositions are featured in the video, including from Tram Nguyen (Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s Senior Director of Abortion Access), Dr. Dorothy Furgerson (Chief Medical Officer of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte), and Dr. Deborah Nucatola, the former senior director of medical services for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, among others. More testimony and documents are available on the CMP website.

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Jimmy Fallon Apologizes for Blackface Sketch on ‘SNL’ In 2000

It took 20 years, but Jimmy Fallon’s impersonation of Chris Rock on “Saturday Night Live” — which he did in blackface — has come back to bite him.

It seems unbelievable, but much like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last year, Fallon’s late to learn the lesson that doing blackface at any point in your past is something that won’t stay secret.

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COVID Symptoms of Power: Tech Billionaires Harvest Humanity

Bill Gates has built a global empire around his technologies and “philanthropic” endeavors. His sheer wealth has allowed him to become a veritable superpower in his own right, rising to become the unelected global health tsar on COVID-19. Indeed, the World Health Organization and the White House pandemic response team even kowtows to his nonexistent medical expertise.

Life cannot and will not go back to normal until we can vaccinate the entire global population, Gates says, and that same sentiment is being echoed from government leaders and health authorities around the world. Never mind the fact that actual scientists and medical researchers are finding all sorts of simple, inexpensive and safe strategies to address this illness.

But vaccinating the global population isn’t enough, in Gates’ eyes. We must also implement surveillance of infection and vaccination status. Not surprisingly, Gates’ recommendations benefit himself most of all.

As discussed in “Bill Gates — Most Dangerous Philanthropist in Modern History?” the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donates billions to the very same companies and industries that the Foundation owns stocks and bonds in.

Using nonprofit money to advance research for companies you’re invested in is illegal, yet he’s been getting away with this for many years. At the same time, his Foundation gets tax breaks for the charitable donations it makes money from. Remember, he has “donated” tens of billions, yet his net worth has doubled. This is largely because his “donations” are tax deductible investments…

In her article — which is well worth reading in its entirety — Klein reviews how Schmidt and Gates have been working and pushing toward the future that is now staring us square in the face, and how the surveillance apparatus that consumers have been railing against is now being rebranded as the answer to everyone’s health concerns…

Whether preplanned or not, the COVID-19 pandemic is clearly being used to usher in highly controversial changes that are unmistakably totalitarian-building, including the private take-over of government through public-private partnerships.

Contact tracing serves as a convenient bridge12 for this hostile takeover parading as “aid.” Not only is Big Tech offering up contact tracing apps, self-serving billionaires are also funding contact tracing groups that will provide “boots on the ground” services.

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Global Health Mafia Protection

Amid the questions about COVID-19’s origin and lab research are questions about the self-appointed global health groups addressing the pandemic. According to a recent video blog by a Canadian citizen journalist who goes by the name “Amazing Polly,” global health groups operate as a Mafia, shamelessly using extortion and protection to achieve their goals.1

According to Polly, even though global health groups have nongovernmental organization “NGO names,” they are actually Mafia-like families answering to a “don.” The groups use threatening and coercive techniques to “cripple nation states and at the same time, of course, enrich themselves.” Their actions are especially apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Mafia protection racket schemes, people will pay extortion money when they are convinced bad things can or will happen. The same phenomenon is now seen with governments that might have been skeptical about an imminent pandemic until the arrival of COVID-19 and now want to pay for preparedness, says Polly.

$8 Billion Raised in 2.5 Hours

One example of the Mafia-like pressure that is foisted on governments was in evidence at a May 4, 2020, Coronavirus Global Response pledging event hosted by European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen.2 During the pledge drive, a string of world leaders agreed that their countries would fund the global coronavirus response while sounding “like they were reading hostage notes,” says Polly…

There are many questions about the origin of COVID-19 and whether the U.S. government and the Chinese government are telling the truth. Both governments admit that they have been studying dangerous pathogens like bat coronaviruses at China’s Wuhan Virology Lab, Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Army Biological Weapons Lab in Fort Detrick, Maryland.

What they don’t admit to is manipulating or weaponizing the bat viruses. Yet the U.S. funded “gain of function” virus experiments in China’s Wuhan lab, which are tantamount to experiments manipulating and weaponizing viruses. Worse, some of the money that funded Wuhan virus experiments14 came from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which Fauci directs.

The experiments on bat viruses at the Wuhan Labs were also aided by the Galveston National Laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch.15 The experiments persisted in China even after such virus enhancement experiments were banned in the U.S. Chinese researchers at the Wuhan Labs admit they developed ways for SARS-like viruses to gain entry into human cells.16

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13 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/27/2020

  1. Illegal in-comers: see the difference in approach:

    “The Libyan coast guard prevented almost 400 migrants from crossing to Europe in the past two days.”

    “Nigel Farage has filmed the French navy escorting illegal migrants into British waters before handing them over the UK Border Force.”

    The media call the UK response “interception”, which seems, in reality, to be reception.

    • I don’t yet fully understand the politics which make, out of all, the Libyans act as our allies. I’ve probably missed some crucial reading, can anybody shed light on this?

      • The EU pays the Libyan government to interdict the refugees.

        My take on it is that Brussels wants the immigrants, but at a certain, steady rate. Anything that exceeds the desired level of influx is shipped back. That seems to be the intention, anyway.

        • I always believe that the Libyan efforts were part of a ruse to try and mollify the populist right in that the EU mandarins can point to it and say that they are trying to keep the invaders out. Their actions in secretly flying in planeloads of invaders at night belies their true intentions.

          • I’d agree, except the Libyan interdictions have been an ongoing, regular occurrence for quite a while, a couple of years or so. The planeloads of people flown in are part of the planned flow. The PTB want this to run like a natural gas pipeline, with tightly controlled quantities.

        • Thank you. Been looking at some sources, peeling off the usual bias, but still having a hard time finding logic in seemingly contradicting motivations. My take is, the Africans also don’t understand it, but they’ll do whatever earns them money, every group and down to every individual for themselves. And if someone else offers them payment to do the opposite, they’ll even try to juggle both at the same time. Opportunists by nature. Migrants, refugees, they don’t care what it all means to the whiteys. They just laugh at their stupidity.
          https://euobserver.com/migration/148202

    • Hmmm, it appears to be one of those websites that auto-copies a plug-in so you have to them give credit.

    • I understand Christian female judges already display a huge crucifix full front and center. Jewish lady judges have been in everyone’s face with Stars Of David forever now. All those other minorities of course are not headed for majority-hood like the Salifist’s and Muslim Brotherhood’s relatives people are. No wonder it all seems to be getting more and more dysfunctional every minute. Talk about Islam believing they are in the right place at the right time.

    • This is not the sound of diversity. This is more reassurance to the lazy old Muslim that the indigenous are being integrated. Only a few years to domination. Then no more pretend.

  2. “This has not been a good day. After spending the last 67 days quarantined inside the house and going crazy, I decided to go horse riding, something I haven’t done in ages. It turned out to be a one big mistake! I got on the horse and started out slowly, which was fine, but then we went a little faster; before I knew it, we were going as fast as the horse could go. I couldn’t take the pace and fell off and caught my foot in the stirrup, the horse was then going like the clappers with me on the ground with my foot stuck fast. The horse just would not stop and was out of control, I’ve never known anything like it. Thankfully the manager at Tesco came out and unplugged the machine. He actually had the nerve to take the rest of my coins away so I wouldn’t try to ride the machine again.” Daily Mail reader.

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